Avion of Genesis

Avion of Genesis

Avion of Genesis (AHR 32748-13) was born on June 2nd, 2013.

Avion is sired by our imported, AHR GOLD Classified and 3-time AHR ‘National Champion Stallion’, Alfa of Genesis.

Avion’s dam is the broodmare, Ariel TOF. Ariel’s sire was the Dutch imported stallion, Where’s Waldo van de Bloemendaal. Where’s Waldo was sired by the renown Dutch stallion, Wallenstein, who was a Dutch National Champion and who himself is sired by the great world-renown stallion, Winterstein. Where’s Waldo stood at Tudor Oaks Farm in Barrington Hills, Illinois, where Ariel was conceived and later born. Ariel’s dam, Ariffa TOF, is herself an Austrian imported mare. Ariffa was the highest selling filly at the sale in Ebbs, Austria in 1998 where she was purchased by Tudor Oaks Farm and later imported into the United States. Ariffa’s sire is Alpenstein, who was the Reserve World Champion Stallion. Ariffa has a very strong maternal line. Her dam, Allegra, has produced some distinctive and decorated foals in Austria. In fact, Ariffa has two full sisters in Austria, Amika and Askona, who both have claimed some prestigious European titles of their own. In 2000, Ariffa was named the AHR ‘Junior National Champion Filly’ and went on to be named the AHR ‘Reserve National Champion Mare’. In 2002, she was the AHR ‘Senior National Champion Mare’ and went on to be named the AHR ‘Grand National Champion Mare’. Ariffa was AHR Silver Classified with 79 points.

Avion’s golden metallic color comes from both his sire and his dam, who each boast the eye-catching copper sheen. He is quiet and personable with lofty movement and a fancy petite dished Arabian-like head.

Avion’s show ring debut was at the 2013 AHR Futurity. Although as a June foal, he was the youngest competitor in the class, he won the blue ribbon in the Junior Weanling Colt class and went on to be named ‘Junior Champion Weanling’. As a side-note, at the same show, his stablemate, Limited Edition of Genesis (link), stood alongside him to be named the ‘2013 Reserve Junior Champion Weanling’. Of course winning is in Avion’s genetics—his full sister from 2012, Aurelia of Genesis, was the 2012 ‘Reserve Junior Champion Weanling’ at the same show the previous year. In the very competitive pleasure SIP Class, Avion took 2nd place out of over 20 entries! This was a huge accomplishment for such a young foal and Avion’s placings helped to earn his sire, Alfa of Genesis, his 2nd AHR ‘Stallion of the Year’ title in 2013.