HangOn Johnny RID
(Powerswood Purple/Atlantic Boy/Rusheen Hero)
Breed: Irish Draught
DOB: May 24, 1988
Sire: Powerswood Purple
Dam: Mary Jane III
Damsire: Atlantic Boy
Height: 16.3+ hands
We lost Johnny the winter of 2011. Up until the last moment he was happy - surrounded by a small group of mares who adored him. We were fortunate to have such a wonderful stallion in our lives and hope that his legacy will live on in his offspring.
Hang On Johnny was an imported approved Irish Draught stallion standing at 16.3HH. Johnny was the winner of the 2 year old colt class at the 1990 Irish National Show. He was approved in Ireland, Great Britain and the US.
Johnny's full sister Madden Lady was the 1987 All Ireland Champion Foal, 1998 All Ireland Champion Filly and a Millstreet Qualifier in 1989. She is the granddam of the Class 1 approved ID stallion Scrapman. Johnny's maternal sister Dowdstown Jane is a Gold Merit RID mare having won in Dublin and reserve champion Irish draught mare 2012. Bred no less than three Dublin winners; two were champion Irish draught foals and Dowdstown Dancer (Crosstown Dancer) won the performance Irish draught class RDS 2014 and was the ridden Champion at the National show. His maternal sister Rochestown Gold produced the RID stallion Alice's Diamond Slipper RID.
He was very harmoniously put together. Lovely set neck going into the wither, nice shoulder with excellent shoulder freedom. Very powerful hind end coming under easily, straight clean legs with a good amount of bone, and excellent feet. Hang On Johnny had competed successfully in Show Jumping, Eventing and Dressage.
The Johnny offspring have proven themselves in Europe and North America as National conformation champions, in show jumping, dressage and eventing. More importantly, they are being successfully trained and shown by their amateur owners who are often junior riders. Hang On Johnny had two approved sons in Europe.