At a respectable age of 30 years old, Judgement (Consul) has passed away. The first KWPN approved stallion bred in the United States performed successfully for many years with Beezie Madden.
The news was announced on John and Beezie Madden's Facebook page. "We are saddened to hear of the passing of Judgement ISF, but so proud of the long life he led and the legacy he leaves behind. He changed our lives, and I am forever grateful to Mary Alice Malone for giving me the opportunity to ride Judgement at the beginning of my career. He made us better horsemen and there was no better feeling than heading in the ring at Spruce Meadows with him." Beezie Madden continued by saying; "He rose above himself time and time again. That's why we are so grateful that he has enjoyed so many more wonderful years of retirement at Iron Spring Farm, where he was wonderfully cared for to the end."
Bred by Iron Spring Farm, Judgement (Consul - Faletta ster pref x Akteur) was born in 1991 and won around US$1.5 million through his competitive career. The KWPN stallion was a member of the US team for many years, and participated in two World Cup finals, the World Equestrian Games in Jerez de la Frontera, and 10 Nations Cup classes. His career highlights include winning the $1 million CN International at Spruce Meadows. He remained active in sport until the age of 18 and also enjoyed a well-earned reputation as a sire. In 2005 he was recognized by the KWPN based on his own sport achievements and under the NAWPN he produced Grand Prix show jumpers such as Counselor, Worlds Judgement, Judge Not, Better Judgement, Ghiradelli and Judgement Call.