Gitar MF(Afire Bey V x *Gitara)

1995 - 2017

Bay Stallion


Nominated Breeders Sweepstakes Sire
Nominated Iowa Gold Star Sire.
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Proudly owned by Catharine Vincent and Adandy Farm


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Sired by Afire Bey V out of the pure polish imported mare *Gitara. She is sired by *Eskimos out of an *El Paso daughter. Incredible pedigree!

Gitar is no stranger to the winners circle. Some of his major wins have been:

East Coast Champion Stallion

2003 and 2002
Canadian Reserve National Champion Stallion

Regions 12, 14, 15 and 16 Champion Stallion
Most of which have been unanimous decisions by all the judges.

Many wins in the ring in English Pleasure.


Gitar's babies have made a huge impact in the show ring so far!

Congratulations to Gitar's National winner:
2011 VIBRATO G Reserve National Champion Country English Pleasure Junior Horse.

SCARLET O BUTLER: 2004 Reserve National Champion Jr. English. Region 14 and 15 Champion Jr. English. 2005 Region 14 Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure Open. Region 15 Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 and Over. Buckeye wins in English Pleasure AAOTR and Open.

SANTANA: Region 16 Reserve Champion 2yr Old Gelding.

STEVIE RAY V: Multi Regional Champion in English Pleasure and Park.

RAPID FIRE EWA: Regional Champion English Pleasure Jr. Horse.

Gitar also has sired Sweepstakes Champions in Halter








Gitar MF Leaders of the Times
Gitar MF

The world watched and cheered when American thoroughbred Barbaro won the Kentucky Derby by 6.5 lengths. They waited for a glimpse of him at the Preakness Stakes, where he was expected to win handily, and then move on to the Belmont Stakes and what would surely be the first Triple Crown win since Affirmed's victorious reign in 1978. And then the world stopped for a moment when the unthinkable happened. Just out of the starting gate at the Preakness, Barbaro shattered his right hind leg in three places. Jockey Edgar Prado struggled to stop the valiant warrior while everyone in the stands forgot the race and prayed for the horse.

Those prayers continued through the long months, the ups and downs, the rallies and setbacks that Barbaro would live through at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, Kennett Square, Pa. Millions followed his recovery worldwide. There were message boards, get well cards, candle-lighting, makeshift memorials. There were personal messages to the horse that couldn't read about how his courageous struggle was an inspiration. There was even an invitation to a wedding sent to Barbaro.

While the world continued to monitor Barbaro's struggles, at Adandy Farm on the quiet winter morning of December 29, the stallion Gitar MF (Afire Bey V x Gitara PASB by Eskimos) began to show signs of a mild case of colic. He didn't appear any worse, but not any better by nightfall and Adandy Farm's local veterinarian recommended a trip to New Bolton. And so it began, Gitar MF's struggle to survive.

After conducting exploratory surgery on the stallion, surgeons discovered the unfathomable - the ascending part of Gitar's colon had flipped 360 degrees, most of it already gray and damaged. How a horse suffering such a severe case of colic could not have shown the signs of what must have been terrible discomfort and pain? The surgeons were stunned. Cathy Vincent was stunned. Harvey Bitler, Gitar's owner was stunned. The choice was made to remove the damaged part of the colon, reconnect what was left and pray for a miracle.

A day following the surgery, Gitar appeared to everyone to be resting comfortably, but Vincent wasn't convinced, especially since he had already proven himself so stoic. "I know this horse. I see him every day. I knew by looking at him there was something else wrong. Even though he seemed comfortable, I knew he wasn't. He was wearing a belly band, and when we took that off, we found blood. The next morning they went in again to determine where the blood was coming from and although they found that his abdominal cavity was full of blood, they could not find the source. They did discover that the reconnection site was working well, so that was the good news. He got cleaned up and sewn back up."

Not too long after that, Gitar developed a staph infection, one the staff at New Bolton had never treated before and had to work to identify the proper antibiotic with which to treat it. Gitar underwent two blood transfusions in an effort to stabilize his red blood cell count. By this point, according to Vincent, he had a hole in his belly your hand would fit into. "That horse never complained and was so quiet the entire time we were working to save him, it was unbelievable," says Vincent. "He wouldn't lie down; I think he knew that it would be too much of a strain on his belly to get back up." In the meantime, as veterinarians scrambled to find an antibiotic to fight the infection, Gitar waited patiently. One can only imagine the whinnies and knickers in the quiet hallways during the overnight hours at New Bolton as Gitar and Barbaro, two valiant warriors, gave one another encouragement and comfort.

Sadly, in the midst of Gitar's stay, Barbaro, suffering from severe laminitis, was humanely put down on January 29. Millions of people around the world that had followed the stallion's battle mourned his loss. But the torch was passed to a stallion down the alleyway at New Bolton. The torch was passed to Gitar MF.

As astounded as veterinarians and staff members were that Gitar never showed more distress in the beginning of his odyssey, they became even more so as they got to know him. "What people don't realize about his horse until they see him in person is that he is like a human," says Vincent. "He is all fired up in the show ring with his hooky neck and his tail flipped over his hind end, but around the barn, he is a gentleman and a friend. You can honestly talk to this horse. That is what made him so special to the staff at New Bolton," she says. "His disposition and heart and the way he understood that we were trying to help him made is recovery possible. Some horses wouldn't have been able to understand what was going on like he did."

When Gitar MF finally was able to leave New Bolton on February 8, he was followed to the trailer by 30 veterinarians and staffers, surely all still saddened by the loss of Barbaro, but uplifted by what was the unlikely survival of Gitar. "He got off that trailer and hollered to the mares," recalls Vincent. "He was so happy to be home again. And we were happy to have him back home.

"I've always said this horse was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of horse," she says. "Now he's really proven that to me by showing me and the rest of the world how much heart he really has. You can have a lot of things in a horse - great motion, pretty head, trainability, presence, good conformation - but none of those mean a darn thing without heart. And he's got enough for a herd of horses."

Gitar is continuing to recover well and Vincent expects to be collecting him again in April. She and Bitler are grateful for that and looking forward to future foals, but know what Gitar has given them already is a far greater gift. "When you witness firsthand the struggle of a brave animal and feel like that animal is fighting to survive for you, it brings horse ownership to a whole different level," she says. "He has proven to me and everyone around him that he is more than a horse - he's a partner. And whatever the future holds, we are all in this together."

When Gitar starts back to his full breeding schedule in April, those babies will join the ranks of such well-known names as Scarlet O Butler, 2005 U.S. National English Pleasure 40 & Over Champion and Top Ten; Rapid Fire EWA, 2005 U.S. National English Pleasure Junior Horse Reserve Champion and Run Forest Run, a regional champion and Canadian Top Ten in 2006. But it is more than the accolades that make Gitar MF's offspring special.

"The offspring that has already been in the show ring are following in Gitar's footsteps in terms of ability, presence, type - all those things that make him an extraordinary show horse," says Vincent. "His foals are also very trainable with an easy temperament and willingness to work. But what they've got that you can't see is heart. These babies are going to be just like their sire - full of try, heart and character. And that is something you can't buy, you can't train, you can't school. It is priceless."



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Cathy Vincent

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Greenwood, Delaware


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