(*Duntarvie Touchstone(Sect. B) x JL Valanna Bey (AHA)) Photo taken in Nov. 2011
Mayzie is a 2009 half-Welsh (Welara) buckskin mare. As a four year old, she stands at 14.1 hands and will remain a large pony. She is a great combination of her Welsh sire and Arabian mom, sporting a friendly, eager attitude, lovely conformation and a springy-"look at me" trot. She is triple-registered as a Half-Welsh, Welara, and Half-Arabian.
Since first entering the ring as a wealing, Mayzie has gathered several in-hand blues and Grand Championships at the regional and National Level. Twice she has been pinned Reserve National Champion in-hand.
Mayzie started her performance career in 2012 and continued her winning ways with several Championships and Reserve Championships in western and english pleasure, including American National Reserve Champion English and Western. I was pretty proud of her and my daughter bringing home a second place ribbon in pet pony obstacle from Nationals too!
In 2013, we are continued with our dressage and basic jumping lessons, and competed in trail, western and english pleasure. I couldn't be more happy with our first homebred Welara-she is everything we had hoped for and more. At the conclusion of the show season, Mayzie earned her Individual Award of Honour, so her registered name is now WHW Mayzing Rockette, AOH!!
In spring, 2014, we entered our first Arabian Sport-Horse show. Mayzie placed 2nd and 3rd in her sport horse under saddle classes, but our big suprise was how we did in Training Level Dressage and the encouragement of my trainer, Ashley. Mayzie had an incredible ride, scoring 68.5%, earning us 1st place in TL2, and scoring well enough to bring home Reserve Champion High Score Amateur!
At our spring Silver show, Mayzie was pinned Grand Champion half-Welsh under both judges Short and Stevend, and then was pinned Best in Show under Judge Short and Reserve Best in Show under Judge Stevens!
Justin is a half-Welsh/half-Arabian colt by Flying Diamond the Bailef and out of JL Valana Bey foaled July 2011. Born chestnut he is now a beautiful dappled rose grey. He is going to be a big boy like his sister, Mazing Rockette, and I expect him to top out at 14.1 hands. He is not only a pretty, correct pony, he is a total sweetheart! He loves attention and is the first to run up to the fence to greet you. He is just starting his basic round pen work and long lining, and is a quick student who loves pleasing his handler. (Photo to the left taken at two weeks of age).
Taken in Sept. 2012, before entering and winning the two and under Half-Welsh class under the UK Judge and placing second under Judge Hayes at American Nationals. (14 months old).
Justin is now working in long lines and has been very lightly backed as he turns 3 this year. He is likely to be offered for sale to a show home later this year as he progresses with his training. Like the other Bailef ponies I have worked with, he is quiet and steady while working and wants to please. He is going to make a top-notch sport pony.
Update: July 2014-Justin was sent out for two months training with Mikal Robinson, and he is NOT for sale! He currently stands 14.1 hands and is an amazing western pleasure pony. He is quiet and responsive in the bridle and moves laterally off leg and just wants to please. He will be my AHCA mount this coming year for sure.
At our Silver spring show, he was pinned Grand Champion Half-Welsh. At the Red River Central Regionals, he swept his western pleasure classes, earning him Champion his first time out. At the TAPS show in May, he was pinned Grand Champion Half-Welsh under judge Capellanti, and again swept all his western pleasure classes, earning Champion again. I am enjoying my 'new' performance pony!
We are so excited about our newest addition, "Halli" a full sibling to Justin (Flying Diamond the Bailef, LOM/AOE x JL Valana Bey [AHA]). Foaled May 18, she is a dark chestnut (maybe liver chestnut?) with a big blaze and two whites. She is certainly going to be a large pony when she is done growing.
This filly has so much personality!! She is a talker, and will nicker any time she sees people coming, then she runs up to you as fast as she can so you can plant lots of scratches on her. She looks a lot like her big brother, Justin, and once again, we are very pleased with the cross.