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#769654 My new boy - TA Mariusz

Posted by tuffyk on 02 September 2016 - 04:54 AM

I just purchased TA Mariusz, Pure Polish Arabian colt, from Toskhara Arabians.  Here is the announcement from Dick Reed of Toskhara:


"Congratulations to Roberta Kirouac on the purchase of TA Mariusz (Kordelas x Marieta x Arbil), 2014 Pure Polish colt.  He is a full brother to the well know reining stallions TA Mozart and TA Markoni.  I fully expect this colt to follow in the hoof prints of his champion siblings.


Mariusz is a big, strong, well constructed colt; ideal for reining.  He is also quite beautiful.  We are thrilled that Roberta plans a reining career for Mariusz.  The best of luck to Roberta and Mariusz."


The colt will be shipped to Katona Reining and Performance Horses, and will arrive on September 11th.  He will be trained as a reiner, by the most fabulous, national level trainers for reining, Cindy and Tim Katona!  And Arlene Magid will be providing a prose write up on him, as well as a 6 generation wall pedigree!


Dick Reed was wonderful to work with, and his horses are phenomenal.  For anyone looking for horses, you can't go wrong with Toskhara Arabians!


I am so excited for this new adventure!  I can't wait until he arrives!

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#768858 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by cvm2002 on 21 May 2016 - 08:25 PM

Thrilled to finally report that Bunny presented us with an Antham filly 12:35am 5/20.  We had some issues with borderline rejection (this is Bunny's first foal...) but I'm happy to report that we have that under control (see my other post for details!) and Bunny is now being a very good mom.  


Introducing Dantonia WSA, flaxen, sabino chestnut filly.  As you can see, she's chromed to the max!  So far, everything we were hoping for with this cross!






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#671519 Kalaloch+ - new pic's on page 42

Posted by dowedoit on 14 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

Kalaloch (Piaff PASB x Ahbliss, by Etnar, by Dar) is a the most accomplished purebred *Piaff son in North America. He was a multi-National Champion his first year in the show ring! In only 8 AHA shows, he has amassed the following titles:

2012 US National Champion Working Cow Junior Horse
2012 US National Champion Working Cow Futurity
2012 US Reserve National Champion Reined Cow Horse
2012 Region 4 Champion Working Cow Junior Horse
2012 Region 4 Champion Working Cow Futurity
2012 Region 4 Reserve Champion Working Cow Horse Open
2012 Scottsdale Champion Working Cow Junior Horse

2014 Regional Reserve Champion SHUS

2014 Regional Top 5 SHIH

2016 Regional Champion Reined Cow Horse Open


2016 was his first year showing Open NRCHA - he was always the only Arabian.  In his first show, he had the highest cow score of any horse in his class (all QHs).  :)  For the 2016 year end standings, he was second overall in the PNW RCHA for the Limit Open Bridle class.  


His pedigree can be seen here: http://www.allbreedp...e.com/kalaloch2

Klay is beautiful, charismatic, typey and conformationally correct.  He has excellent movement and great legs.  However, IMO, his best assets are his wonderful mind and huge heart.  He has a strong desire to please his humans and is so representative of his heritage and the Polish war horses of the past.  Judging from his first foal crop, he is passing these characteristics on.  Given the extraordinary strength of his sire line, his prepotency in that regard is no surprise.  Add to his sire line the strength of his dam line which goes back to supremely athletic Karramba, dam of Karadjordge+++.  With Klay's pedigree and judging from his first foals on the ground, I fully expect his greatest success will be in the breeding shed. 


2017 stud fee is $1500 which includes first collection fee and the  $350 non-refundable booking fee.  LFG.  Fresh cooled or frozen semen.


Breeders sweepstakes nominated sire.  CA/SCID negative.  EVA negative and vaccinated.  




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#625297 No Convictions For Marsha Parkinson And The Return Of Over 60 Horses As A Res...

Posted by dowedoit on 27 February 2012 - 12:12 PM

Hmmmm - guess I'm officially proud to be a member of the "tin foil hat society" that approximately a year ago (edited to "approximately a year ago" from "more than a year ago" to reflect the seizure in April - was thinking it was January...) voiced our concerns about the legality of the Canterbury seizure. As was said back then but bears repeating now - don't assume it won't happen to you. Don't assume that everyone who falls prey to a "rescue" group turned law enforcement is guilty.

I am so thankful that Marsha found the resources to challenge DEFHR and Queen Anne's County. I would not have been to come up with the money to defend the bogus charges - as is the case for most people - which is why these rescue groups have run amok and have been allowed to trample on the property rights of owners.

For those who were so critical and quick to judge Marsha - I hope you learn something. And I hope that people will quit being so quick to judge - that mentality is what has given these vigilante rescues the power to abuse.

I am forever grateful that Marsha has exposed their abuses. I certainly hope that she is able to recoup what I would expect to be a six figure legal defense bill in civil court.
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#770152 First show

Posted by tranquilo on 05 December 2016 - 04:42 PM

Have to show off some pictures. :D Our colt Jagger Jullyen BV (Jullyen El Jamaal x Adelaida V+//) at his first show last weekend. He's been my pride and joy since day 1. It makes me so happy to see how he's growing up. Now on to Scottsdale!









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#770123 4 Generations of blood, sweat, tears, heart & soul

Posted by HGEsquire on 01 December 2016 - 01:59 PM

4 Generations of blood, sweat, tears, heart & soul.......That is what Mondavi GA (Hy Wynds x GA E-Vangeline), aka 'Robbie' is for me.  Not to mention a double HG Esquire+ grandson.




At the last minute late July 2015 we realized that taking GA E-Vakha to SHN's was not going to happen.  She had sustained an injury while she was in training with my cousin that ultimately caused her to founder.  I was broken hearted.  And I did not want to just 'go' to SHN's.  I wanted to take a horse.  


We pulled Robbie out of the field about 7 weeks before Nationals and got him qualified.  Needless to say as a 3 year old colt who had just been hanging out in the field growing up he had no clue what we were asking of him.  This is when we were referred by our vet to Charlie Transue.  The transformation of this youngster has been nothing short of amazing.  We always knew he was talented and smart and Charlie has only helped Robbie to shine in all areas.


This colt means a lot to me for many many reasons and to see him shine makes my heart smile and smile BIG!  Sharing a few pictures from his recent show and down time at home.


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Denise Gainey

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#770503 Can Mikey Come out to Play?

Posted by greygelding on 14 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

Except for my calendar shots I don't stage my horse pics so an opportunity lost is just that.   I've always regretted not capturing Mayo when he would come to the sliding door in search of adventure.  Today I discovered I have another playmate at the door. :)  It was a nice day and the sliding door was open when I heard a noise.  It was a nose nudging the screen door. :D





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#771597 After 8+ years out he goes

Posted by HGEsquire on 12 July 2017 - 08:02 AM

It's been quite some time since I have made a new post here on ABN.  Not 8+ years as that is an entire different subject and the reason for my post.


With Sport Horse Nationals on our side of the world this year and after having sold our linebred colt Mondavi GA, aka 'Robbie' I got the hair brained idea to take Esquire+ back out again.  


Of course I had absolutely no idea how this would go since he seriously has not even had a saddle on in 8+ years (not his fault).  My knees are trashed and while I would love to ride and show it simply is not in the cards :(  In fact, I have just re-injured my left knee and am headed to the doctors office tomorrow to be scheduled for surgery to have it repaired.


So off to the trainer he went.  Three days later we had to go get him to fulfill a breeding obligation.  He returned to the trainer the following day (just over an hour away) where the trainer was able to take him for a spin after being at the barn for a week.  I was not present so have no idea if it were pretty or not lol but did receive a few cellphone pics via text.  


In the next two weeks we picked Esquire up for several breeding obligations and took him right back to the trainer the following day. This did not give the trainer hardly anytime to ride Esquire, getting to know him, etc.  And on top of that we had a lot of rain :(  Our first show was going to be interesting to say the least......................


So off we went the end of May to Esquire's first show in 8+ years.  He showed both in hand and under saddle.  To say we are pleased with how everything went would be an understatement!  He looked stunning and behaved beautifully.  We took him to a second show the following weekend where he made it to the ring in hand but not under saddle.  Unfortunately Esquire had a tummy ache which he politely told us would keep him from performing his best.  We listened and scratched him from his under saddle classes and let him rest.  


The following weekend Esquire had off but that was short lived.  The next weekend we made the trip to Lexington, VA for the Blue Ridge Arabian Classic.    It was at this show Esquire validated what I knew from the first time I laid eyes on him.  With less than 2 full weeks of being back to work under saddle due to having to be taken back and forth and rain he received at this one show his highest dressage scores yet!  In fact, 3 of his 4 test scores were higher than his scores from years back!


Yes this post is a brag post, yes this post is intended to say I am super proud of my boy AND the trainer, but most important this post is to say.....

"NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS"  ~ Believe it is possible and it will be!!!


Pictures are from our recent shows ;) 






Thank you for allowing me to share here with all of you!


Denise Gainey

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#770025 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by SWells on 25 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

With winter coats coming in fast here at the farm we thought we'd try to get a few shots of our 2016 black filly by Thee Onyx.  (Pardon the red fuzz in her ears...we did not clip them as it is getting cold.  It's leftover baby coat.)  She is now five and a half months old and filled with FIRE!  This filly is constantly flagging her tail...even lays it flat on her back.  She can really put on a show!


This is Opulence S...our last gift from Thee Onyx.





Sue Wells

Sapphire Farms

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#767898 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by morganm on 24 March 2016 - 08:06 AM

My only foal this year! 


AO Breeze++/ colt, born in February, out of Carabella (*Rushan AHSB x Cariala by *Carmargue). Carabella was bred by Gari Dill-Marlow. He exceeded our expectations. I show wish he would have been a she since we are keeping Breeze daughters and won't be able to leverage a colt in our program, but I have no doubt he will go on to be quite the horse for someone. 


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#767157 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by jcja on 06 February 2016 - 12:57 PM

Figured I'd start the thread again this year since I have a new baby to post :)

We welcomed this beautiful half-Arabian filly Zola BA on 2/3/16 - she's sired by Venetian and out of Zunny Delight, a daughter of Multi-National Champion Wolkenzorro++/! She's soooo pretty headed, could easily pass for a purebred!

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#737077 ELIKZIR++/ (Ganges x Ularia)3/30/17Riding video update NOW SIX time U.S. Nat...

Posted by BFF on 09 May 2014 - 06:01 PM




Many thanks to Jim Lowe for showing him to this win.


Here is a little video clip of him making his entrance.  I have to say I got tears in my eyes watching him come in, I still can not believe that this horse is mine.


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#733056 ELIKZIR++/ (Ganges x Ularia)3/30/17Riding video update NOW SIX time U.S. Nat...

Posted by BFF on 29 March 2014 - 03:48 PM

I am proud to announce that Elikzir made his West Coast Debut last weekend with some awesome results.


He was named Champion Stallion SHIH for the Rancho California Arabian Horse Assoctiation

He was named Champion Stallion SHIH for the San Juaquin Valley Arabian Horse Association








Photos coming soon!

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#770796 Sidesteping USEF rules-"New Club"?

Posted by SportArab on 07 February 2017 - 08:23 AM

I'm so tired of hearing halter people complaining (see the responses on Facebook) about how all these videos are scaring away potential buyers.


My response: clean up your show ring and there won't be any more videos out there. Don't be trying to shoot the messenger.

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#769020 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by jettanna on 08 June 2016 - 12:23 PM

2016 Razcal Bey colt  - MA Razputin

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#768912 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by RFFDelightful on 27 May 2016 - 03:50 PM

Wanted to share updated pictures of my Major Mac V colt. Absolutely adore him fancy and the friendliest little guy!

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#768903 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by SWells on 26 May 2016 - 04:31 PM

Here's our only baby of the year...a black filly!  Sired by Thee Onyx and out of my beautiful mare LR Breathless.  Photos at five days old.  Enjoy!

She loves to run!


And some attitude below!


And still running!


Sue Wells

Sapphire Farms


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#768478 2016 Foals - Let's see those babies!

Posted by jettanna on 26 April 2016 - 08:35 AM

Introducing the newest "little Razcal" Stymie  aka MA Razputin13071841_10208096034172172_878532578342853425_o.jpg

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#672051 Kalaloch+ - new pic's on page 42

Posted by dowedoit on 18 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

Thank you Showbiz! Here are some new photos I just got:

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#626212 No Convictions For Marsha Parkinson And The Return Of Over 60 Horses As A Res...

Posted by grizz on 01 March 2012 - 01:24 PM

I have been watching this topic since the very beginning.. I am Happy with the results of the trial, and over the years have seen this sort of seizure played out several times. It is all too easy for someone not familiar with the breed to look at an arab horse and judge it as underweight. Especially those horses that are used for endurance. These are not quarter horses or drafty's. And a lot of older arabians tend to be really hard keepers. Especially when they get to the point where they have lost most of their teeth, or if they have become picky eaters with supressed apetites. I look back at the feeding frenzy that was joined in and encouraged by many on this site with disgust, and only hope that one day you don't find yourself in a pickle because one of your oldsters whom you have doted on and kept long past it's "usefulness" has to be put down in front of you by a comittee of vigilante horse thieves. More than one person's stock have been stolen away in this fashion, and some of the rescues involved look upon a person with a large number of animals as easy pickings, especially when the owner is no longer a spring chicken themselves. They see money to be made for the "rescue" operation in terms of huge monetary donations that pour in with their begging campaigns that accompany this type of huge seizure..and in this case outright theft. A word to the wise, next time don't be so quick to judge the person that is under attack. Heaven forbid that you offer some youngstock for sale to a public venue and someone uses that avenue to gain access to your premises. If they spot a skinny old nag on the place beware, you may find that you will lose your animals, and possibly your property and if you can't mount a legal defense you may wind up in jail as a result of some PETA nut wanting to shut down your livestock business.
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