Family Ties, selected himself as a prominent sire of eventers and jumpers - the quality and quantity of his progeny competing at elite levels in showjumping and eventing is eye-catching, especially considering most of them are retrained ex- racehorses. With purpose breeding the odds are even higher. Tiebreaker is from the last crop of Family Ties foals and is one of only 2 Family Ties stallions left in the World.
Family Ties‘ sire is Sir Ivor, the Sire of Grosvenor and Sir Tristram - both also proven sires of jumpers. This bloodline is a favourite cross in Australia for Warmblood and Irish Sporthorse breeders who want to introduce quality thoroughbred traits into their horses.
Serving, was herself a typey thoroughbred who was well put together, athletic and with a wonderful temperament. She carries the proven jumping lines of Lord Dudley (hugely sought after bloodlines for eventing in the UK) along with perhaps one of the most proven sire’s of jumpers and dressage horses world wide, Precipitation. Serving’s mother also carries the Grey Sovereign line, Great Grandsire of the New Zealand sire of jumpers, Beau Sovereign, as well as Nearco (Grandsire of the great Northern Dancer).
About the Dam: Serving
(Thb) AUS 1989
A truely well bred performance thoroughbred, Tiebreaker is the perfect sire of eventers and for refining the Warmblood breed. He passes on his correct and elegant conformation and a good amount of bone.
Tiebreaker took the competition scene by storm in his first season, at 5 and 6 yrs old he was crowned:
- WA State Novice Champion
- WA State Young Rider Champion
- Preliminary Reserve Champion
- as well as taking out several other Dressage Championships.
Tiebreaker also competed at various jumping shows up to Maiden D Grade level and cross-country schooled up to pre-novice and one s tar as a 5yr old. He unfortunately sustained an injury to his foot while cross country schooling which sadly ended his ridden career before his eventing debut. To see the quality of movement, jump and temperament of this outstanding thoroughbred, please see the video of him on Youtube at
Tiebreaker is owned by Sophie Warren Equestrian and stands at Williams River Horses, where he is now breeding and producing horses from mares by Millendon Brilliant Spirit.We are gratefull and really excited about this wonderfull partnership.
About the Sire: Family Ties
(Thb) AUS 1981
Williams River Horses