Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Arrick Harper wins big again at Spy Coast show!

My 4 year old homebred son of Argentinus maintained his winning ways in the Spy Coast Young Horse Series yesterday. Rider Ilse Schwartz reported a brilliant score of 8.0 in the Suitability class, with the 2nd place horse coming in with a 7.25.
Arrick placed second in the Dressage test with a 69.5%.
So, we are well qualified for the finals of this series in December. And Ilse reports that I have won another tote bag!! Yay!!!
Again, all kudos to her for her solid training of this young talent,Arrick

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Oh, HAPPY DAY !! Look what we have!!!

Day # 2 for Heartsong!

This is my new little heartsong........ by HOHENSTEIN out of FINALE by Furst Heinrich who was out of my dear REINA H by Rubinstein, who was out of my foundation Trakehner mare, HELENA "E" by Herbststurm. I thought it would be wonderful to get a filly, to come full circle back to my Trakehner roots. All year long we waited for a COLT to come, but when she started bagging up early, my hopes were renewed! I thought "Surely the SUPER MOON would bring a filly!" And so she did! At 1:49 a.m. out came this wonderful black all over filly.........
A breeder's dream .... well, for sure THIS breeder's dream! 34 years from beginning with HELENA to seeing her great grand daughter born, still so much in her image.

My "Peaches" makes her show debut!

Please notice the BLUE RIBBON in Gareth's hand!!

So it was a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning - watching Gareth Selwood handle one of my youngsters in the ring. Kudos to him for transforming Peaches from a pasture kid to a young lady.
PEACHES is by the Lusitano stallion VENENO IMPERIAL out of Isabel by the Andalusian stallion GAUCHO III. Isabel's dam was one of my very first KIGER mares, Mirage! So, Peaches is one of my "specialty" breedings, and she competed in the IALHA breed show. (She still wanted to come home with me!)

Friday, March 11, 2011

Arrick Harper and Ilse in their qualifying ride

Since Arrick Harper was a baby, I had dreams of him going to the Young Horse Championships ...... I don't know - just wanted him to BE someone and DO something. I felt he had such athleticism and talent.
So, now, he has his first qualifying score, and it is still so early in the year for a 4 year old. He also has done super in the first two Spy Coast Farm's Young Horse Shows, and is also qualified for those finals.
This ride was last week in Wellington.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cherokee Twister

It has been a long time since I have shown you my #1 guy.... this is my buddy and riding partner, Twister.

Hard to believe that he was born here 11 years ago last month - my first Kiger foal from the wild. And my lifetime partner.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Look at this perfect beauty!!

Born yesterday, March 1st ........ a precious filly.

This is HONALEIGH by Belissimo M out of lovely "STARS" (Quaterback - Sandro Hit - Paradiesvogel)