CH Imperator

Here are some highlights from his win at the 1986 Stake Night in Louisville, KY.

American Saddlebred: Five Gaited

Chestnut Gelding

Foaled March 11, 1974 at Peacock Farm in Wilmette, Illinois

By Supreme Sultan, out of Empress Wing, by CH Wing Commander

Died October 20, 1997 at the Kentucky Horse Park

Breeders: Wanda Wilkinson

Trainers: Don Harris, John Champagne, Billy Greenwell, John Fry

Owners: Peacock Farm, Finisterre Farm, Glen Ridge, Dutel Farms, Mr. & Mrs. Ron Kirsch, Dr. Geraldine Meanor

Titles / Awards

Oldest horse ever to win the Five-Gaited World’s Championship at age 12 (1986)
Estimated Earnings: $85,000 cash plus silver trophies.
CH Imperator was sold four times for a total of over $600,000, a record for an American Saddlebred gelding

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Notable Wins

World’s Grand Champion Five-Gaited Horse (1980, 1981, 1985, 1986)

World’s Champion Five-Gaited Gelding (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986 and 1988) (broke record for number of times winning this title)

World’s Champion Amateur Five-Gaited Horse (1984)

World’s Champion Junior Five-Gaited Horse (1978)

Five-Gaited Grand Champion National Horse Show ( 1980-1984)

Five-Gaited Grand Champion Lexington Junior League (1979-1983)

Five-Gaited Grand Champion Rock Creek Horse Show (1979-1983)

Five-Gaited Grand Champion American Royal, Kansas City (1982 and 1985)
Five-Gaited Grand Champion Pin Oak, Houston Texas (1985)

American Saddlebred Showing

American Saddlebreds are known for their high stepping and exaggerated action. They can be shown three-gaited (walk, trot, and canter) or five-gaited (walk, trot, canter, slow gait, and rack).

Hall of Champion Resident

August 1991 to October 1997