Congratulations to Lisa Rodman of Rancho Santa Fe, California, and her trainer Bob Brawley on the acquisition of the lovely Belgian warmblood stallion Darchin (Durango La Silla). Cross Creek Farms acquired Darchin late in 2007 as a five year old – impressed by his scope, power, and carefulness. He competed successfully during his first horse shows on the Arizona Winter Circuit in February/March 2008, and most recently won the YJC Six-Year-Old Jumper Classic at Showpark June Jamboree on June 1.
Darchin has an impressive and valuable pedigree. He is sired by the international jumper and super sire Darco and his dam Radetsky is a daughter of the legendary Olympic show jumper Chin Chin. Both Darco and Chin Chin are now deceased.
Cross Creek Farms has three mares in foal to Darchin for 2009 babies, including the multiple grand prix placed Oldenburg mare Charisma 57 (sired by Contango). In addition we were able to collect and freeze semen from this exceptional young stallion for future use.
Cross Creek Farms and Michelle Parker wish the very best to Darchin and his new owner – we hope to see him often in the Winner’s Circle!