✿VEOLA'S BLOG ✿ | New Horses



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    Welcome


    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.

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    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 :thinking:

    Return for picture follow ups! <3



  • 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
    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
    VL Hopeless Romantic Stallion Bay Tobiano Western Pleasure Halter
    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
    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
    Australian Stock Horse
    Moondara Moorei 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
    Gaullin Stallion Grey
    Pintabian
    OBEC Sunlight Mare Chestnut Tobiano - -
    OBEC Paintbox Stallion Dark Bay Tobiano - -
    VL Avalanche Mare Grey Buckskin Tobiano - -
    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
    Komorebi T Mare Bay
    The Zodiac Stallion Black
    VL Adeventure Time Stallion Bay
    VL Magic the Gathering Mare Buckskin Sabino


  • Sneak Peek

    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:

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    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! :beer: 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! :heartpulse:

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    Enjoy our replica of the Marston's Ranch house from red dead redemption <3



  • 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.

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    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 :D Howdy too lol



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    Left to Right: Dixie, Xander, Rachel, Mitchel, Elina, Hunter

    Dixie O'Connor

    Discipline: Reining
    Personality: Conventional, Carefree, Calm and Neat


    Xander Rowland

    Discipline: Various (he rides all our "non-stock" breeds)
    Personality: Creative, Rarely angry


    Rachel Gallaway

    Discipline: Western Pleasure
    Personality: Outspoken, Independent and Unemotional


    Mitchell Garner

    Discipline: Cutting
    Personality: Dominant, Leader, Serious


    Elina May

    Discipline: Halter
    Personality: Introverted, Neither selfish or selfless, Insecure

    Hunter Boyce

    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 <3


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    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


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    Thanks to @Rachel-Deacon we have a new banner! We are thankful for her skills in creativity <3



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    We also got a logo made by @Annabelle-Wolfsbane! Absolutely an amazing job



  • aww I love your new banner!


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    i am really digging the logo :D



  • New Arabians <3

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    L to R



  • I'm not sure I made that Arabian. :/ although it is beautiful! My prefix is DBR.



  • @Chloe-West Oh crap! You may be right. It must have been @Cleo-Swift :scream: I'm sorry. And VL is my Prefix



  • New Thoroughbreds <3


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    L to R



  • I love the name! I hope you enjoy your new baby!



  • @Sadie-Woodson I'm in love :heart_eyes: Her barn name is Nerd!



  • Wow so many Thoroughbreds! I should get one myself :D



  • @Claire-von-Hohenfeld
    I would be happy to breed one for you! Or arrange a BIY <3



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