I Candy owned by Virginia Allen of Oak Stables in Langley, BC  5 years old Ideal mare getting Trail Training.

ncahoots has new owner 

Lessa on Incahoots                        

Ryann Blair of Oregon reports she purchased Incahoots (aka Murphy)  this Spring. She says, "I absolutely love this guy and he’s doing so well!  I really enjoyed attending your Inspection last weekend and thought I would shoot over a few recent pictures of my Ideal baby.

P.S. my pasture fence is 5 feet and 2 inches tall and he trotted that oxer with ease, he loves to jump!

Thank you,

Ryann Blair

"You're so welcome."

IDEAL has a couple of Visitors!

Darrel, Ideal and Geneva                      Now Ideal meets the cookie lady!

Vicki Barnard and her Granddaughter Geneva Kramer came by to visit their favorite Breyer Model. 

They brought cookies and carrots hollowed  out to contain peppermints. Ideal failed
the peppermint test, but some of his offspring loved them. Below is a kind note

THANK YOU so much!  

We had a marvelous time!!  And we've told everyone we've

seen about the "peppermint test."  We are still laughing.
Geneva is wearing her Ideal T-shirt (again today), which fits perfectly.  We were both absolutely
blown away with the very generous gift of a signed Ideal Breyer classic.  She hasn't put it
down since she received it.  And the pictures are terrific . . . we are going to go to Kinko's
and print them out on photo paper in several sizes, and look for several; of fun frames -
one for Geneva, one for Grandma, and one for great grandma.  It gives us a whole new
fun project for today! 
Thanks again for your generous time, the pics, the gifts and your genuine hospitality.  We
are very grateful and thrilled to have been in the presence of such horse greatness (even
though his taste for home cooking was a bit picky!  Ha!).  It was a blast!
Vicki Barnard & Geneva Kramer


Meet Ideal's Black Opal 
             Being shown by Lisa Lewis


Isola, also known as Black Opal, was bred by Shadysprings Farm, Portland, Oregon. 
Noted East Coast Trainer, Lisa Lewis, writes from New Jersey to say, "I co-own Black Opal (Isola) with 
one of my good clients, Gloria Weintraub. Isola is doing very well in dressage these days competing at
First Level. She is a pleasure to work with - so grounded, she loves to work and always has a smile on her face." Lisa Lewis.


     Inigo by Inbegriff

Inigo is a 2005 gelding by Inbegriff out of a TB mare. He is owned by Sara Basch of Beaverton, Oregon. Sara says "he is a jumper for sure".

Florida Underground Hurricane Horse Party 

INNISFREE (Freebiscuit) in impromptu stall setup in underground parking garage.

Thanks to Kelsey Shinn of Cocoa Beach, Florida for these great pictures and fascinating story arising out of he worst hurricane season in the recorded history of Florida. Kelsey reports ...

The second hurricane was headed for Cocoa Beach, Florida, so Kelsey packed up her two horses and her sister’s gelding and headed to Ft. Lauderdale.  They roped off 3 parking spaces in their 60 space underground parking garage, dumped 25 bags of shavings and 6 bales of hay and weathered the storm out at their restaurant.

Freebiscuit takes to a pond left behind from Florida Hurricane Season

After 4 hurricanes, the farm where Kelsey boards became a swampland.  The back pasture fence was under 4 feet of water.  Leaving his fear of water behind, Freebiscuit made like a duck but looked more like a hippo.  When turned out, he would run to the pond, walk in, swim a circle  and then just lull there…blowing bubbles with his nose and eating underwater, complete with flickering ears just like a hippo.

Horse Illustrated Cover Girl

INKKA an Ideal Filly out of the Oldenburg mare Winter Eclipse
bred by Rebecca Pennington of  Sonesta Farms in Texas is featured on the cover of the Oct 2004 issue of Horse Illustrated. The picture is by noted photographer Bob Langrish. 


INFINITY, a jumper in training in Southern California, was Bred by Dr. Pat Sullivan and is by Ideal out of Fallon by Fatalist.  He is a full brother to Iashi, a 2002 Premium Mare that ranked 3rd in North America at her ISR/Oldenburg mare evaluation


IMA, a beautiful rose gray 200l Premium Filly, was bred by Dr. Pat Sullivan, in Gainesville, Florida.  Ima, an athletic, modern type warmblood, is by Ideal out of a mare by Hurrikhan/Vermeil/Capitano

Above is Infinite Grace "Gracie" an Ideal Mare owned by Dunvegan Farms of Oregon
Photograph taken at Shepherd's Cannon.

Below is Innisfree

Innisfree, a 1999 gelding by Ideal, is owned by Kelsey Shinn of Melbourne, Florida, and is showing hunter/jumper. (shown above and below.)

Over We Go ... IVANHOE!


Brooks and Ivanhoe at Windchase Farm, Purcellville, Virginia.

Ivanhoe shown here as a coming 4 IDEAL Gelding is shown here in his first attempts at cross country ridden by his owner Brooks Lyon who says he loves it. She also reports he's steady, confident and not the least bit nervous. He enters his first real competition in Maryland soon.

Brooks was a working student for 1988 Olympic eventer, Phyllis Dawson in exchange for daily lessons.  Phyllis took these pictures. 

Prior to moving to Windchase Farm with Phyllis Dawson, she had been training in Dressage with Radu Marcoci, who's father was on the Romanian Olympic team with George Theodorescu. 

Brooks and her family had lived in Oregon and trained with Michelle at The Ultimate Piaffe before moving to Virginia. Ivanhoe is out of the The Ultimate Piaffe Two Star Mare High Steppin Granny who has had four Ideal offspring, two with 9.0 in conformation and one with 9.0 in movement. Ivanhoe was one of the 9.0 with conformation and scored 8.5 overall at his ISR/Oldenburg N.A. Evaluation at the Ultimate Piaffe. Great hearing from Brooks and Ivanhoe!

Thanks to Phyllis Dawson and Windchase Farm for the pictures.

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