Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This goes to show - you never know how you will impact another's life. Be Kind!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Beaute' and Me - early years!
Beau was the kindest ever
Beau w one of his little friends!
Hello Ms. Yancey,

My name is Heather Smith Bulba and I knew you many years ago.  You made a huge impact on my life.  I was so thrilled to come across your name on the internet as I was searching for a picture of Beaute to show my daughter.

You were kind enough to take me under your wing back around 1978.  My family had just moved to Southlake and I was friendless and a miserable teen.  I had a huge passion for horses and wanted to learn everything about them.  I boldly walked up to your place one day and asked if you would give me horseback riding lessons. I was thrilled that you agreed and I proceeded to come down to your place as often as I could!  I have fond memories of watching the foals frolic while I had the privilege of riding Beaute on the lunge line.  He was and still is the most gentlest and beautiful horse I have ever known.  I also made Helena's acquaintance -- she threw me one day.  I don't know who it scared more -- you or me.  I always felt so bad for you when that happened and so glad we both survived!  :)

I still have the horse figurines that you and your parents gave me and I recall the memories at your beautiful place in the woods often.  I tell my daughter stories about my time spent with you, the horses, Thaddeus, Echo and Pinky Lee.

I read about Yancey Farms on line.  It looks like you are still hard at what you love best.

I wanted to thank you for making a difference in my life.

Warmest regards,


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Voting going on for KWPN "Horse of the Year" ....


KWPN born 1992
Predicate: recognized
WBFSH sire ranking: 2nd
Breeder: M. Kramer-van der Meer of Oud-Beijerland
The Voltaire son Kannan enjoys an excellent reputation around the world, making him a magnificent standard bearer of Dutch breeding. He is equally successful as a breeding stallion thanks to his many top jumper offspring, including the Olympic champion Nino des Buissonnets. As a result, Kannan is currently number two in the WBFSH ranking for breeding stallions.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Broere Jazz rejoins us as well!

Broere Jazz with Tineke Bartels in Jerez
With a change in management a couple of seasons ago, we have not had access to JAZZ. Well, tenacity sometimes pays off,  (!) and I am pleased to announce that he will rejoin our virtual stable this season. The semen is, at this time, being evaluated for numbers at University of Utrecht, and will arrive in my first shipment out of Holland after the New Year. Yancey Farms was awarded exclusive agency here.
Since the WBFSH started keeping "Sire of the Year", JAZZ was #1 for 4 years in a row, 2008 - 2011, and has been in top 3 the last two years. I really don't need to tell any dressage breeder who JAZZ is, and also to mention that the fertility of his semen has always, without question, been excellent. $1350/dose
Maybe this season is shaping up after all!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Another young filly growing into a mare....

This is FRIGGA (Florencio - Pik Labionics - Manstein - Tin Rocco). She is one of the 3 fillies I bought out of South Germany as babies. I like to quietly start them in the winter before their third year, giving youngsters a solid start. Then, it is easy to pick up again.
This is such a solid young mare. Study her if you want to see exemplary hind legs, weight bearing, good articulation in hock joints. She is supple, fluid and has a wonderful , big relaxed walk. All in all, with her deep pedigree, she is a total package.
Fred Tuller has been starting all of my horses, Warmbloods, Kigers, Lusitanos, TBs since 2000. They always come back from him feeling so good about themselves. I am spoiled! And Cookie there to take photos.... it was a lovely day yesterday!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Time for a filly update

Time sure gets away from me. These two spectacular girls are now about to turn TWO years!! It is hard to believe. I love the shiny black with the shiny, blingy red in the pasture!
Quite Feine, coming 2

"L" is Qredit - Feiner Stern - Riverman
Me, at 5'7" shows her growth


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