I don't have any current pics.. but I should be getting some soon. I'm a terrible photographer (I could make the most beautiful horse in the world look like a mule). But, his breeding is awesome. He has 160 x to Rodania (going back as far as 22 generations.. lol.. I counted one day. It was a hard task). He is also 3 x Tabal, 3 x Priboj, and 2 x Aswan (all 5th generation or further back). His tail female line is Rodania via Rifala (dam of Raffles).
His sire is Tobascco, a straight spanish son of the incredible SS Orion (who has two National champion mares of Spain close up in his pedigree), and Toby's dam is one of the beautiful grand daughters of Kadofa. Kadofa had 4 daughters imported from Spain to the U.S. All were champions.. one in English Pleasure and driving, the other 3 were in Jumping and working hunter, as well as Dressage and Sport Horse Under Saddle. Orion and Pascion (Toby's parents) are both phenomenal horses.
His dam was Lady Kassie Kay (dec.). She was the last daughter of the Straight Russian stallion Kasio, imported from Holland. Kasio's sire Mamluk was a half brother to Monogramm via his dam Monogramma. Mamluk was an Aswan son. Aswan's sire was Nazeer, an influential Straight Egyptian that was awesome on the Race Track. Kasio's dam had a line to Aswan as well. And 3 x to Priboj (a great race horse sire in his own right). Lady's damline is considered the best in Arabdom world wide.. the great Rodania. More champions come from the line of Rodania/Wadduda (whom via mtDNA testing we now know to be from the same source). Rodania was hands down the best.... with Wadduda in second. What an interesting thing, with modern technology to find that they carried the same mare family :) Lady's dam was a beautiful daughter of the great Perlezon, who was much admired by both Wayne Newton and Daniel Gainey. He has two lines to Witez II (used extensively in the remount stations in the west. Though little records were kept, it's said that he was quite influential in the QH breed as well as in the Arabians, in the west).
So Matiz would almost seem to be a very odd mix, until you realize how much all three segments (Spanish, Russian and CMK) were influenced by the Crabbets imported from England. He's essentially the mixing of three different linebred bloodlines that share common ancestry way, way back.
I love the horse, and then I fell in love with his pedigree. I'm very excited for his future breeding career. The spanish horses were vigorously culled, and only the best kept and bred. Because of this, they are almost "homozygous" in many traits, so I suspect Matiz will be very predictable in what he produces.