Belvedere Wins Again, and Again, and Again!!!
Snowmass Matrix Belvedere is now over seven years old. He should be retired – right! Well we thought so too, but when we sheared him in the late spring of 2013 we said to ourselves we have to show this fleece again. It was the best to ever come off his body and off our Ranch. So we did.
We showed this now 15 time Champion in three large eastern Fleece Shows in Spring 2014 and he won all three as Light Color Champion. To top it off, he was also awarded the Judges Choice Award at the 2014 World Fleece Show in Harrisburg, PA. That’s right he is an almost five year old World Champion!!
But wait. His 2015 fleece was just as nice as the previous years so we showed it again. This time he won Reserved Light Color Champion, Best Crimp and Spirit of the Industry at the 2016 GWAS and he won Light Color Champion, Spirit of the Industry and JUDGE’S CHOICE as the 2016 CABA show!
So what about now. The fleece on his body looks as good or better than last year. He has a little bit of a halo, but his primary’s are just as fine as his secondary’s. We just got his fiber stats back for 2016 and he is better than ever (still at 16 AFD). His EPD’s are in the top 5% for everything but staple length! Finally, you should see his cria on the ground. Of his two that were shown in his first group both have won banners.
He is closed to outside breedings. The only way you can get his genes right now is by buying one of his offspring, or buying a girl he is bred to. Several girls that could be bred to him or are already pregnant will be available to purchase at the Priority Sale, Futurity Auction and Nationals Auction. Call us or come and visit.