P.O. Box 295 - Eubank, KY 42567
the early beginnings of our breeding program Kaleidoscope Farm has worked
to produce talented youngsters with personality and great work ethic with
both sporthorses and sportponies.
stay with us as another generation of breeding stock, go out to compete with
enthusiastic new owners in dressage or eventing, or provide hours of pleasurable
riding on trails, we are proud to say that this was a horse or pony bred
by Kaleidoscope Farm.
For us, here at Kaleidoscope
Farm, this is success and we thank both the owners and the talented equines
that have made it happen.
**** Our thanks to everyone ****
Snickle was the first foal
out of my purebred Connemara mare, Kaleidoscope's Megan, sired by ****** the
half-Welsh stallion I leased for several years from Amy ........ As a yearling,
she went to a friend I was trying to help out with a contract that I was to get
a foal back in the future or be paid for her if she wasn't bred. Unfortunately,
three years later, I had lost all contact with this person, with no foal and no
payment. After several years, through a very unexpected connection on a bulletin
board, a member posted that she purchased this mare from a Craig's List ad and I
recognized her from the photo.
I am absolutely delighted to be have
relocated this lovely little mare and so thankful to know that she is in a good
situation and well cared for. I cannot thank her current owner enough for her
assistance and graciousness with this difficult situation.
This lovely palomino
sportpony colt is owned by Suzanne Hopf and was purchased as a weanling
for her sportpony breeding program. He is a full brother to
Kaleidoscope's Chugwater, sired by the half-Welsh pony Popcorn and out
of Wichita, who was by Flame N' Fortune, a Weltstern son.
As a 3 year old, Yankee was presented for approval to RPSI at their
2010 Indiana inspection, where he was approved for their sportpony
Kaleidoscope's Mystic is a daughter of our foundation Connemara
mare, Rebecca Star and was sired by Kaleidoscope₼s Shalako, one of the
first stallions produced from our warmblood color breeding program.
Mystic was originally intended as a sportpony broodmare for
Kaleidoscope but as years and old injuries dictated downsizing she was
sent to Michelle Donlick in SC for training.
Once convinced working for a living wasn't all bad, Mystic
discovered jumps were great fun and decided a career had its
advantages. Shown on a very limited basis starting in the spring of
2008, Mystic and Michelle were 2nd at the first schooling event and never placed lower than 4th at Beginner Novice.
This flashy little mare is now with the Daily family in Atlanta,
GA , a competition pony for the daughter. Mystic will be doing a bit of
everything, from trail riding and Pony Club to hunters and eventing
and is definitely enjoying the advantages of being an "only pony".
This promises to be a wonderful partnership and much of
the credit must go to Michelle, for her very sensitive training methods
and hours of hard work. Her website www.avalofarm.com details her use of Natural Horsemanship methods and the outstanding results she achieves.
PJ was a lovely buckskin colt, showing the
best qualities of his half-Welsh sire and Arab dam. He was purchased by Alexia
as a weanling as a project pony and started under saddle and ridden by a
talented Pony Club teen. He recently headed further north to begin his career as
a child's hunter pony where we expect he will show well and provide many years
of pleasure to his new owner.
Liberty is a willing and talented little mare
sired by our foundation Connemara stallion Stonybrooks Curragh Kildare.
A people-oriented small pony with a huge stride and jump for her size,
she was 2nd at her first "schooling show" at a local hunter pace with
the balance of the team mounted on Thoroughbreds.
Liberty's first trial ride with her new owner included a quick
canter to the end of the arena after instructions to "kick lightly"
resulted in a much firmer cue than necessary from a rider accustomed to
school ponies. The reaction was a huge grin and "WHEE! She GALLOPS!"
Both Zoe and Liberty are talented "little ones" and we wish them both great success in their career together!
This little mare went originally to a
small adult who wanted a sensible, small mount for occasional trail riding and
then decided a gaited horse would work better, so Sparrow went to a Pony Club
member in her neighborhood.
The partnership turned out to be very
successful, though I would not have anticipated that this pony would have
enjoyed the gymkhana classes and end up being a top Pony Club games competition
pony for Jessica.
Crystal as a 2 year old Crystal under saddle with Kati
was one of the last of the Weltstern daughters bred at Kaleidoscope
Farm, out of the Trakhener mare Fanfara, a Vincent daughter. An elegant
mare, with expressive movement, she went to Kati Marie Ziegler, in MN as
her dressage prospect and have developed a great partnership.
Wurdig is a Weltstern son out of one
of my favorite mares and was a favorite of mine while he was with me. He went to
Jeanne Davis in Earleville, MD as a dressage prospect and has competed
successfully through 3rd level. Jeanne says of him that he is an excellent
schoolmaster and qualifying horse because of his memory of the tests and his
natural presence. He can piaffe "all day" and is doing 4x tempi
He has just recently moved on to a colleague of Jeanne's in PA
where we expect him to continue successfully in his new partnership.
is a gelding from the first foal crop I bred by my foundation Oldenburg stallion Weltstern.
Out of a Thoroughbred mare, he was sold as a yearling and now events with
his owner in the northwest.
competed two years with Shea at Prelim with several placings in the top five.
Shea says he is an incredible event horse, probably the best she will ever
hope to have and was so reliable even as a 6 year old a local 12 year old
girl won 4H hunter classes with him when he was literally a last-minute substitute
for her own horse who went lame.
and Fritz are now competing at Intermediate and we are looking forward to
hearing of future successes for this pair for many years to come.
'CONNE and BUDDY'
Not one but two Kaleidoscope "small horses" are the transition
mounts for Kate. She finished her "pony class" career by qualifying the
medium pony she trained for the National Pony Finals. From there she
has gone to adult competition though she is still in her teens.
Concordia is a lovely 15.1 hand bay mare sired by
Contucci, acquired by Kaleidoscope through Greenstone Farm of Virginia.
In her first show, against all adult riders, they placed well,
with judge remarking later that he didn't realize this mare and rider
were actually so small until he'd seen them in the lineup.
Buddy is a 15.2 hand pinto gelding bred by
Kaleidoscope. He is currently doing a little bit of everything and
seems to particularly enjoy galloping an outside course with his young
Western photo: Photo credit Doug Stoecklein (ID) - Jump photo: Photo credit Cedar Vista Photography
was the first pinto sporthorse stallion prospect from my warmblood
breeding program, sired by Weltstern, out of Elegance, a tovero mare
from a background that produced successful hunters and event horses.
a 5 year old Walker went to Elderberry Stables in Washington state on a
joint ownership and was later sold when both owners "downsized" to
sportpony breeding almost exclusively.
is now owned by Michelle Mayo and competes in his preferred discipline
as a jumper. He is also her personal companion and joins her in many of
her other interests, including becoming a "Cowboy Horse" for a photo
shoot for the 2006 Cowgirl Calendar.
gelded, Walker is in his "forever home" but his legacy will continue at
Kaleidoscope with two daughters that remain in the sportpony breeding
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