Pics of them here!
Recently Lexi from Shaen Park Stables and I decided to breed her HAF Sundance Melody with my MT's Royal Review. The pair had two lovely fillies and each of us plan to keep one.
Pics of them here!
Today was the final portion of the Longview Horse Trials, a CCI** Three Day Event for horses no more than five years old. The competition was fierce with many top horse and rider teams competing for the top spot.
Two horses from Masters Thoroughbreds were competing in the event, MT's Phoenix Interlude ridden by myself and MT's Twilight Melody ridden by Isabelle. Both horses are near the same age and have the same level of training which showed in how well they both rode through out the event.
Twilight pulled the top score in Show Jumping, while Phoenix pulled the top score in Dressage and tied with another for top in Cross Country. Twilight came in third thanks to her Show Jumping win, while Phoenix was able to clinch the top spot in the trials.
A great showing for both of these young horses and we expect more days like this in the future. Below are some pictures of Phoenix at the event, Isabelle swears she will give me hers as soon as she gets her camera back from Jason.
Today was a great day for Masters Thoroughbreds as MT's Soft Refrain received her Jumping Star title! She did it with a double clear round in a tough jump off that ended the Longview Show Jumping Championships.
Before we left the show I had six very generous offers to buy this talented girl as well as top dollar offers on MT's Royal Sterling, her yearling colt with our own MT's Royal Review. It was all very flattering but everyone is going to be disappointed as both mother and colt are staying with the farm but some of her future foals will most likely be available for purchase.
Her profile has been updated with the new title as well as a picture of her winning jump. Check it out!
Midnight had her second foal this morning with both dam and colt doing fine. Prince as he is called around the farm seems to be the perfect combination of his parents,; striking color and a wonderful though mischievous personality.
Here is our handsome boy!
MT's Royal Ballad
I am proud to announce our newest arrival here at Masters Thoroughbreds, MT's Royal Sterling! He is out of MT's Royal Review and MT's Soft Refrain. He has taking his mothers coloring and attitude but his fathers speed, a great combination for racing or cross country!
Check him out here!
Recently, Karen Patterson a long time family friend, decided to retire. Her farm Celestial Arabians in Riverview has been affiliated with Masters Thoroughbreds for decades. She and my grandmother grew up together here in Appaloosa Plains and have been friends longer than they care to admit.
The two farms have traded horses back and forth for showing or training, traded staff when one or the other was short handed, even showing each others horses in the same class at shows. My mother even bred several Anglo-Arabs that had parents from both farms and took them on to International Wins.
Given the close friendship it wasn't much of a surprise when Karen informed me of her retirement, my grandmother has been nagging her about it ever since I took over the farm. Her family either can't or won't take over the farm, so she has decided to thin out the herd and hire someone to manage what is left until her grandson can take over next year.
She had one special young horse that she just couldn't sell off, so she decided to give her to me as a gift. I just didn't know exactly which filly Karen was sending till Bob lead her out of the trailer. She had sent me a young mare out of the two finest horses Celestial Arabians has ever bred.
See our newest addition here!
Isabelle says he is ready for a new home. If you are interested full out the application form on the adoption page!
Very early this morning Midnight gave birth to a healthy filly! She is just as flashy as her dam and had inherited her mothers mind and gentle nature, along with her fathers speed.
Check this gorgeous girl out!
MT's Twilight Melody!
We have three new foals that have arrived at the farm from Fox Haven Farm and Reinbow Hills Stables!
All three of them have settled in well and are just adorable to watch out in the pasture. I look forward to seeing them grow up and become the amazing horses you can already see beginning to emerge.