I Candy owned by Virginia Allen of Oak Stables in Langley, BC 5 years old Ideal mare getting Trail Training.
ncahoots has new owner
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.
IDEAL has a couple of Visitors!
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
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!
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
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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