Marissa Laet was bred by the Bast Family of WI. This is another mare we acquired to breed to Blackhome Duke. She doubled as a great hitch mare. She has been a National Champion cart mare and won the Mare Team Class at the National with Camille several different times. She produced well when bred to both Duke and Cong. Her influence on our program can still be seen as she is the great grandmother of Windermere's Black Velvet and the great-great grandmother of our stallion Windermere's North American Maid. Marissa was a big mare and she had foals that followed that trend. She has produced such notable offspring as Dreamtime's Silverado, a renowned stallion owned for many years by the late Dorn Wise of Pulaski, TN. Silverado was utilized in our breeding program and the result of this use was stallions like Windermere's Bingo and mares like Windermere's Cashmere who produced Black Velvet, Wincredible and Eliminator. Several other of Marissa's offspring of note are Windermere's King Arthur, a Duke son who was All-American yearling in 1994. Windermere's Black Out was a multi-champion and twice All-American during his show career. Black Out's full brother, Windermere's Goliath was also a many time Champion, winning the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and earned a Reserve All-American title. Her first breeding to Windermere King Cong produced Windermere's Xena who was an Honorable Mention All-American. Marissa also produced a full brother to Xena, Windermere's Gladiator who was first Honorable Mention All-American as well. Marissa's ability to produce large modern foals has kept her influence on the Percheron breed at the forefront for many years.
Progeny: Mari's Finola Laet, by Blackhome Congress Lyn Dreamtime's Silverado, by Blackhome Grandeur Lyn A & H Maverick's Montana, by Maverick Windermere's King Arthur, by Blackhome Duke Windermere's Black Out, by Blackhome Duke Windermere's Goliath, by Blackhome Duke Windermere's Xena, by Windermere King Cong Windermere's Gladiator, by Windermere King Cong Windermere's Mallory, by Windermere's Just Incredible Windermere's Jet, by Ironwood Beauregard Breezy Knoll Marla Laet, by Windermere King Cong