✿ＶＥＯＬＡ'Ｓ ＢＬＯＧ ✿ | New Horses
My staff and I regret to inform you all that we are closing down Cloud 9 Equestrian Center and Making Strides due to a horrible flood that destroyed our facilities beyond repair. We counted our ducks, and it would be most beneficial to us if we sell most of our horses, and find a smaller barn to start over. We will also be letting a few of our trainers go. Not just cold turkey though, we are making sure they all have job opportunities before we leave.
Please join us while we host various auctions and sales while we are packing up our possessions, and the few horses we are willing to keep. Right now, we are auctioning off RDEC Amadeus a 2007 Dutch Warmblood Stallion, and WO Vanilla Sky a 2014 Appaloosa Mare (She is a Show Hunters Regional Champion!). We will be selling all horses from Making Strides and a few from Cloud 9. If you were an original owner of any of our horses, you may reclaim them - obviously.
We're offically moving
We re-homed all horses from Making Strides, and many from Cloud 9. We are packing up, and moving to Texas! We found a relatively cheap, rundown facility that was in our price range, with enough space, and even room to grow again. We are excited to call it home soon. Before moving the horses, we will be hiring a small contractor to renovate the older barns to be horse ready.
We are basing the new facility off the game Red Dead Redemption. The piece of land, in game is called MacFarlane's Ranch. If you are familiar with it, I hope you are just as excited as I am to tackle this job. The buildings may be available for download
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Name Gender Color 1st Discipline 2nd Discipline Posts American Quarter Horse BS Gold Matador Stallion Red Dun Frame Overo Reining Working Cow Horse BPH Justa Smarty Zip Stallion Smokey Black Reining Cutting BKR Queen of Lights Mare Dunalino Western Pleasure - SVR's Classic Big Blue Stallion Cremello Reining Western Pleasure WWC Blue Rose Mare Grullo Splash Western Pleasure Halter WWC Ride Like the Wind Stallion Chestnut Splash Reining Barrels & Poles CJ Newest Addiction Stallion Palomino Rabicano Reining Halter Playgun O'Lena Mare Buckskin Grey Reining Cutting RL Aruba Blue Stallion Palomino Reining Barrels & Poles CK Get Jiggy With It Stallion Dark Bay Cutting Working Cow Horse TMS Peaches n' Cream Mare Palomino Overo Western Pleasure Reining (Dressage(retired)) TMS Mist Dancer Stallion Blue Roan Sabino Western Pleasure Reining (Dressage(retired)) CK Wyatt's Barbie Mare Bay Roan Rabicano Reining Working Cow Horse Arlotto T Mare Red Dun Reining Western Pleasure American Paint Horse BS Indian Artifact Stallion Palomino Reining Western Trail VL Black Tie Affair Stallion Black Splash Overo Reining Western Pleasure PLR Passing Fancy Mare Buckskin Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter PLR/VL Splash A Million Mare Blue Roan Overo Western Pleasure Reining Sovereign's Princess of the Sun Mare Buckskin Overo Reining Western Pleasure CK Gun Spinner Stallion Bay Frame Overo Reining Cutting X SIR Country Dazee Mare Silver Grullo Overo Reining Cutting HB American Soldier Stallion Bay Overo Reining - GR's Robin's Dynasty Mare Sorrel Tobiano Reining Cutting VL UNV My Autograph Stallion Sorrel Splash Western Pleasure Western Trail CK Supernatural Gunner Stallion Silver Black Splash Reining Working Cow Horse RCC Gunner Be Awesome Mare Bay Tobiano Reining Working Cow Horse SCR Old 'Stile Genes Stallion Sorrel Tobiano Reining Working Cow Horse BLU Ophelia Mare Black Frame Tovero Western Pleasure Western Trail Manwelll Jac O Lena LD Stallion - Reining Halter CK Gunpowder Diggit - - Reining Working Cow Horse CK No Doubt I'm Trouble - - Reining Cutting CK Meltin' Truth - - Cutting Working Cow Horse D/Z Cody Gotta Whiz Stallion Splash White Chestnut Reining Cutting Appaloosa Wo Rednack Oaklyn Mare Brown Cream Western Pleasure Reining VL Down By The Bay Stallion Bay Blanket Reining Western Pleasure ADS 3:10 To Yuma Stallion Black Leopard Western Pleasure (eventing - retired) Reining (Mounted Eventing - retired) ADS Arizona Sunset Stallion Perlino Snowcap Western Pleasure Reining ʙᴡᴙ Lannister Red Dun Snowcap Mare Western Pleasure Halter (Show Jumping - retired) GR's Smoke and Mirrors Mare Blue Roan Leopard Cutting Working Cow Horse VL Galaxy - - - - Australian Breeds Moondara Arabri Brumby Mare - Mountain Trail TREC Moondara Moorei Aussie Stock Stallion Chestnut Overo Western Pleasure Reining Arabian DSA Reema Mare Grey Halter Western Pleasure RTEC Hickup Stallion Flea-bitten Grey Western Pleasure Western Dressage DSA Afire Princess Mare Bay Western Pleasure Western Dressage X Gaullin Stallion Grey Holmgard's Chiba - - Pintabian OBEC Sunlight Mare Chestnut Tobiano - - X OBEC Paintbox Stallion Dark Bay Tobiano - - X VL Avalanche Mare Grey Buckskin Tobiano - - X Pintaloosa DRE Athena's Grace Mare Bay Overo Spotted Blanket Western Dressage Western Pleasure VL Hopeless Romantic Stallion Bay Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter PLR High Noon Mare Bay Tobiano Spotted Blanket - - Quarter Pony TLM Taicligh Mare Strawberry Roan Western Pleasure Western Dressage (Pony Show Hunters - retired) MOS Chase Me Charlie Stallion Buckskin Overo ? ? Thoroughbred Aethrenthal's Spinnaker Stallion Chestnut - (Retired Flat Racing & Eventing) X AWE Don't Kill My Vibe Mare Gray(Chestnut Base) - (Retired Show Jumpng) AWE Grow Up to be Kids Mare Gray - (Retired Show Hunter) X AWE Run Kitty Kitty Mare Chestnut - (Retired Show Jumping) X Komorebi T Mare Bay - (Retired Show Jumping) The Zodiac Stallion Black - (Retired Flat Racing) X VL Adeventure Time Stallion Bay - - X VL Magic the Gathering Mare Buckskin Sabino - - X
We finally got the barns repaired enough to give the horses homes, instead of having pasture-brats. This one barn will hold 8 horses. We have made 3 of these barns. Here is a picture of one:
We are so excited to finally have a new place to call home. It was hard in the beginning, but it gave us so many opportunities. We are still hiring a few riders and workers in the area, but we are confident we'll come together as a blended family. Wish us luck for the future! Cheers to new beginnings
I'm happy to say, we repaired the main house enough where we can completely move into it! We had to basically stripe it completely, and repair the roof. We kept the same layout, since it felt wrong to change it. It's just more new things than it was. We also decided on having a small pasture in the front yard, maybe for foaling mares, or ones who need separation/more love. Enjoy!
Enjoy our replica of the Marston's Ranch house from red dead redemption
We are slowly putting horses where they need to be. But I took a moment to smell the roses. We bought quite a few horses from @Freya-Valkyrie during our move. Not sure if that was a bad choice or not, but we love them, as if they've been with us forever. Here is CK Gun Spinner ('14 bay frame overo aph) chilling on a beautiful afternoon.
The girls braided his mane, forelock and tail. He stood in the cross-ties like a champ, even though its a new place, and a lot of unfamiliarity. He's precious.
Awesome from a native Texan welcome to my great State Howdy too lol
Left to Right: Dixie, Xander, Rachel, Mitchel, Elina, Hunter
Personality: Conventional, Carefree, Calm and Neat
Discipline: Various (he rides all our "non-stock" breeds)
Personality: Creative, Rarely angry
Discipline: Western Pleasure
Personality: Outspoken, Independent and Unemotional
Personality: Dominant, Leader, Serious
Personality: Introverted, Neither selfish or selfless, Insecure
Discipline: Western Dressage
Personality: Smart and Very imaginative
We are finally settled in, and we hired some new riders to further benefit our riding, showing and breeding programs. They are all excited to start showing. We agreed to take the month of December off, so everyone can get to know all their personal horses they will be working with, and count all the new horses we've gotten over the last few months. We are looking forward to January to start off the new show season, and the new year.
New Year, New Ranch
Discipline: Western Trail Personality: She's helpful, wise, innocent and perhaps a little too anxious. With her brilliance and curiosity, she's the perfect candidate to riding with Cloud 9 staff
After a change to our showing system, we realized we were short quite a few riders. So we had to hire 10 more, and even called in one of our old riders!
New Riders Virginia Downes Reining & Western Pleasure Roza Snider Reining & Western Pleasure Hadley Rosendahl Reining & Western Pleasure Hope McCormack Reining Waverly Cade Reining & Western Pleasure Kaleb Hutchings Reining Cristian Rodgers Reining & Western Dressage Jackson Vincent Stable Hand Ferdinand Howell Reining Kayla Westfall
Thanks to @Rachel-Deacon we have a new banner! We are thankful for her skills in creativity
We also got a logo made by @Annabelle-Wolfsbane! Absolutely an amazing job
aww I love your new banner!
Molly Marston Banned
i am really digging the logo
L to R
I'm not sure I made that Arabian. although it is beautiful! My prefix is DBR.
L to R
- AWE Run Kitty Kitty Chestnut Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)
- AWE Grow Up to be Kids Gray Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)
- The Zodiac Black Thoroughbred (bought from @Aerys-Ell)
- VL Adventure Time Bay Thoroughbred (from a BIY @Holden-Guinness)
- VL Magic the Gathering Buckskin Sabino Thoroughbred (from a BIY @Sadie-Woodson)
- Aehrenthal's Spinnaker Chestnut Thoroughbred (bought from @Maritza-Aehrenthal)
I love the name! I hope you enjoy your new baby!
@Sadie-Woodson I'm in love Her barn name is Nerd!
Claire von Hohenfeld
Wow so many Thoroughbreds! I should get one myself
I would be happy to breed one for you! Or arrange a BIY
New American Stocks
L to R (all bought from @Freya-Valkyrie)
- CK Meltin' Truth Palomino Splash APH
- CK No Doubt I'm Trouble Buckskin Tobiano APH
- CK Supernatural Gunner Silver Black Splash APH
- CK Get Jiggy With It Dark Bay AQH
- SIR Country Dazee Silver Grulla Overo
- GR's Smoke and Mirrors Blue Roan Leopard Appaloosa
- CK Wyatt's Barbie Bay Roan Rabicano AQH
- CK Gunpowder Diggit Red Dun Tobiano Splash APH