Caralta Paris was purchased for $10,450 at the 2009 Dalby ASH Sale by Caroline Scott of Mackay, from breeders, Tim and Phyllis Carlill, as fully started on cattle, ready to compete. The comments on the sale catalogue stated:|
“Caralta Paris is a beautiful, quiet mare who has a lovely nature. All hard yards are done, ready to compete with. Paris is a no problems mare.”
Caroline was told by others that she could “get no better start on a horse than one started by Tim.” Caroline rode Paris mustering and on trail rides, but as she was bought to use as a broodmare, she was bred to the stud’s well-campaigned campdraft stallion, McNamara Report, producing the filly, Ancajeal Snow Report in 2011. Caroline described her as “one beautiful mare, quiet mare to ride with no hint of buck or girthiness, and very people friendly.”
Due to the stud’s relocation and plan to breed QHs, all ASHs were put on the market and Chalani Australian Stock Horses were able to purchase her in 2012, in foal again to the stallion McNamara Report. Paris was travelled to Arakoola Stud in NSW, where she foaled a grey colt and was bred to Arakoola Tradition, before travelling to SA. Tradition was chosen to breed to as he is a grandson of Littlewood Montego, by Rannock.
Caralta Paris is by Riverview Snowman, who is very well known amongst ASH members, having won many awards in ASH events at Royal and National level. Paris is out of Linton Lodge Gloaming (1980), a very successful line of palomino stock horses. Linton Lodge Gloaming was given to the Carlill Family in 1996, following the death of her owner in an accident. They bred four foals from her, one a full sister to Paris, a palomino called Caralta Lace, who was sold and later drafted in Queensland for a few years, then put to stud.
Says Phyllis Carlill:
“Paris was a mare we regretted selling, but at the time we had too many mares, kids had left home and no one to ride them. Tim could rope a calf off her, or put our 8yr old grandson on her with no problems. She was very flashy when born, so we named her after Paris Hilton.
“Paul Vary owns Snowman and he is a friend of the family. Snowman has unbelievable feel and ability. It was a natural progression to send the mare to him.
“Paris’s mum was an outstanding hack, about 16h. Penny was her home name. Penny won from Adelaide Royal to Melbourne Royal and Sydney Royal; a beautiful mare to ride and a lovely nature. We did muster on her occasionally."
In May 2014 Paris attended a beginner's cattle clinic with Kim Ide at Keith, SA. She had only weaned her foal a month prior and had only half a dozen rides before attending the school. She was calm and easy the whole weekend, also showing her ability on cattle. Due to retaining her 2013 filly Chalani Tradition, Paris was sold to Robyn Gamble, NSW, only a few days after the clinic.