I Candy owned by Virginia
Allen of Oak Stables in Langley, BC 5 years old Ideal mare getting Trail
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!
"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
YOU so much!
had a marvelous time!! And we've told everyone we've
about the "peppermint test." We are still laughing.
is wearing her Ideal T-shirt (again today), which fits perfectly.
We were both absolutely
away with the very generous gift of a signed Ideal Breyer classic.
She hasn't put it
since she received it. And the pictures are terrific . . . we are
going to go to Kinko's
print them out on photo paper in several sizes, and look for several;
of fun frames -
for Geneva, one for Grandma, and one for great grandma. It gives
us a whole new
project for today!
again for your generous time, the pics, the gifts and your genuine
very grateful and thrilled to have been in the presence of such horse
his taste for home cooking was a bit picky! Ha!). It was a
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 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
INNISFREE (Freebiscuit) in impromptu stall setup in underground parking
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.
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
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.
Innisfree, a 1999 gelding by Ideal, is owned by Kelsey
Shinn of Melbourne, Florida, and is showing hunter/jumper. (shown above and
Over We Go ... IVANHOE!
Brooks and Ivanhoe at Windchase
Farm, Purcellville, Virginia.
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 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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