In the short time Erykk MF was shown, he qualified for US Nationals in English Pleasure, Park, Informal Combination and Pleasure Driving. Erykk was schooled by Gene LaCroix, the only person to have trained and ridden the entire family: Balagan, *Era, and Erykk have all been in his barn! Gene noted that, “Erykk is an unconventional horse as compared to today’s breeding and is without a doubt a very naturally high trotting Park horse.”
Erykk MF with Guy Benefield
Bred for motion, both Erykk’s sire and dam were park horse “freaks”. Now that both Balagan and *Era are gone, Erykk represents our last link to this incredible talent pool. Balagan was a multi-National performance champion from the incredible legacy of Negatraz and MHR Port Macja. Though minimally used as a sire, Balagan has several champions to his credit in English Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Pleasure Driving, Halter and Dressage. *Era was a Regional Park Champion, sired by Park horse champion *Caracyn and out of the legendary Eskapada, Polish National Reserve Champion Mare and foundress of an incredible worldwide dynasty of champions. An aristocrat dam, *Era is the dam of Pacific Slope Reserve Champion English Pleasure Emage OF, English Pleasure winner *Erebus, and multi-English Pleasure champion Ex Parte MF, full brother to Erykk.
Erykk is also siring top performance Half-Arabians. The 2009 mare Ho Chi Mama and 2010 gelding Erykk The Red (see video below) are both with Vicki Humphrey and available to performance homes, with Ho Chi Mama listed for the Addis Thanksgiving auction.
“I usually don’t comment on individual horses in our auctions. When I saw the video [of Ho Chi Mama], I called the owner. This is a very good horse. She is game, young, great off of her hocks, square on all 4 corners, sharp eared, post either diagonal, and most of all never been shown and will be a fresh face. Still another year as Junior horse. If I still were showing horses myself I would own this mare.” – Bill Addis