This I had found from another fourm from a Sugarbush member:
To address the comment "Sugarbush is just a gimmick name to hopefully add value and interest to what are, on average, ugly draft/appaloosa crosses." Sugarbush is not a gimmick name. Sugarbush stems from the grove of Maple trees in which Maple syrup is collected from. Commenly found in the area where this breed originated from over 50 years ago. Bred by a Mr. Everett Smith to draw attention to his carriage company "The Sugarbush Hitch Co." As for them being a "Draft x Appaloosa" cross, that's actually a Stonewall Sport Horse. The Sugarbush Drafts are a 100% true draft, not a cross. For the people who are fighting to save this rare & unique breed, we do not find our horses "FUGLY" as someone stated. Maybe before tossing out ugly comments on someones horses, one might think that the owner of said horse(s) will read this & find it deeply insulting. A true horse lover would never trash & bash anothers horse. I find it very sad to be honest. If anyone is interested in learning more about this rare & unique breed, please feel free to visit our website at sugarbushdrafthorse.com or you can visit our FB group https://www.facebook.com/SugarbushDraftHorse
As I'am very interested in learning more and getting involved in a breed I believe to be real. Since I also do love my appaloosa's & Percherons I have never bred them to get that foal, that is unethical in my opionon. Instead I research and learn more about the "breed" I just drool over.
The Drum horse to the Gypsy's, to Friesians... They have theirs.. I still day dream of mine.