Hunting Dawn Stables | Dawn Acres *Expanding Dawn Acres - Mini Story*
Hunting Dawn Stables was established in September of 2014, specializing in flat racing Thoroughbreds, and western AQHs. Since then, we have expanded and multiplied in numbers and space. We also have many western horses in many different sections of the western world, each hand-picked from sales by the owners and stable hands. Our stables is based off of the owners' love for western and English disciplines, plus their love for stock horses and Thoroughbreds.
Dawn Acres is a branch off of our main stable, Hunting Dawn Stables. We decided to open it in November 2015 because of our rapidly growing number of flat racers. Dawn Acres specializes in flat racing Thoroughbreds and stock horses. Our motto is Victory is the goal. As breeders, Dawn Acres only breeds the finest and top racers. Only the best are sold to the public and bred. Competition-wise, Dawn Acres only focuses on flat racing, but we may add more racing disciplines as we expand. We enjoy taking our horses to shows and showing off. Our horses enjoy it a lot. Whether the ride may be bad, or fantastic, we are honored to have horses that give us their all.
Welcome to the new blog for Hunting Dawn Stables and Dawn Acres. Our old blog was very outdated, so we decided to start a new one with hopes of keeping it more active. We have been slowly expanding since our last update, so here are a few photos of our newest additions to start us off.
Hunting's Spectra - Black DW Clydesdale Mare - Draft Horse Showing
Hunting's Lovebird - Bay DW Clydesdale Mare - Draft Horse Showing
RVR Silver Fire - Amber Champagne Roan AQH Stallion - Reining & Cutting
Fae's Adust - Gray (Bay) Arabian Mare - Endurance & TREC
Up Is Down - Bay Thoroughbred Mare - Eventing
Roen's Hexofahunter - Black Varnish w/ Blanket Appaloosa Stallion - Reining & WCH
WRNGS Calypso's Martyr - Bay Overo Thoroughbred Mare - Flat Racing
Another update since we are behind on showing off photos. In order to get through all the photos that we have taken since our last update, I have decided to just put them in a table to make it faster and easier on me. They are mainly profile pictures as I took photos of all my horses a few months ago, but decided to redo them, but I still would like to show the others off. Enjoy!
So many pretty pons
@Annalena-Voigt Thank you
Even though it has been very cold and snowy lately, that doesn't stop our riders from going on rides to keep the horses in shape. Our rider, Fallon Payne, decided to take out one of our newer horses. WPW Pristina is a Palomino Tobiano Chincoteague Pony, that was created by the wonderful @Nikki-Calvaria. She is one of our few ponies at our stables, but it loved by majority of the staff. Pristinia is competing in Western Dressage and may be retrained to a different discipline later on.
Profile Pictures Round 1
I've started to get updated photos of my active horses since there has been a lot of new markings and details available. I am almost done with them, but decided to post them in small updates. There will be some new faces shown in these photo sets. Here is the first set of photos!RVR Flame Fashion - Chestnut Blanket Appaloosa Mare - she is wearing my first custom appy marking
Up Is Down - Bay Thoroughbred Mare
RVR Silver Fire - Amber Champagne Roan AQH Stallion
Hunting's Spectra - Black DW Clydesdale Mare
Hunting's Lovebird - Bay DW Clydesdale Mare
WRNGS Calypso's Martyr - Bay Overo Thoroughbred
Dawn's Cash The Check - Chestnut Thoroughbred Stallion
Crescent Moon - Grullo Splash AQH Mare
Dawn's Male Model - Bay Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's I Have No Idea - Buckskin Blanket Appaloosa Stallion
Ohh I see you still have Crescent Moon
@Annalena-Voigt I do! She has a special place in my heart so I wouldn't be able to let her go
Dawn Acres Auction
It was a warm, sunny day when the auction took place. Dawn Acres had bred their top racers to produce 6 horses to be sold to the public. The yearlings were finally ready to be sold after learning the basics needed to excel in their future racing careers. It was an anxious day for the staff, since no one knew how well these colts and fillies will sell. After the horses were settled in, it was time for the bidders to come and view the horses.
First up, it was the colts. There was an even number of colts and fillies in this foal crop. Dawn's Sterling's Dream, Dawn's Dash Of Class and Dawn's Loose Change were the colts.
The auction of the colts went smoothly, with all of them being sold rather quickly. Next up it was the fillies, they were a little more hotheaded and stubborn than the colts, but two of the three sold on the first day. The fillies were Dawn's Cookies N Cream, Dawn's Half Pint and Dawn's Fine Maiden. Cookies N Cream is still available. We hope that she will be sold as well, but are also willing to take her in if she doesn't.+
The auction is still going on, with one filly left. You can find it here: XXX
Profile Pictures Round 2
Here is another set of profile pictures!
Dawn's Captain Cherokee - Gray (Black) Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's Cabin Crazy - Dominant White (Black) Thoroughbred Mare
Dawn's Male Model - Dark Bay Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's Spirit Of Valor - Bay Sabino Thoroughbred Stallion
Fae's Adust - Gray (Bay) Arabian Stallion
Dawn's Scratch Me Not - Bay Splash Thoroughbred Stallion
Guerilla - Wild Bay Thoroughbred Mare
Dawn's Diva By Blood - Gray (Bay) Thoroughbred Mare
Sovereign's Dashing Through The Snow - Black Splash Thoroughbred Mare
Dawn's Fallen Spirit - Dark Bay Thoroughbred Mare
Roen's Hexofahunter - Black Varnish w/ Blanket Appaloosa Stallion
Hunting's Armful Of Lilies - Bay Tobiano Lewitzer Mare
Dawn's Ophelia - Seal Bay Thoroughbred Mare
Hunting's Rebellious Fury - Smoky Grullo Tovero American Paint Mare
Don't be surprised if one of your horses go missing, they're all so adorable
@Kayla-Greyson thank you ❤️
Expanding Dawn Acres
Delilah wasn't sure what her sister's plans for the stables were. She thought that Willow was a little crazy for buying 6 new racers at one time, especially since they had just bred 6 for the public. At least all but one filly had been sold before these 2 year olds came in. Delilah knew that Willow wanted to rebuild Dawn Acres after having to downsize a couple of years back to gain some money, but she didn't expect her to buy 6 horses at one time. Although, she was surprised and impressed at what her sister found. These 2 year olds were a wide variety of color, ranging from Buckskin to another Dominant White. Willow brought in new color to their stables, which was needed since majority of their horses left were black, bay and gray, with the exception of a few. While Delilah was thinking about where they were going to put the new horses, she heard tires on gravel and whining coming down the driveway. She looked up and saw two horse trailers through the trees.
Here we go, Delilah thought, It's going to be a long day.
It took them majority of the morning to unload the first trailer. The stallions were a little antsy from being cooped up for so long, but calmed down once we took them out of the trailer. It was already midday and they still had to unload the last two mares and finish up vet checks. They could've waited until the next day to start the checkups, but the veterinarian, Ava, thought it would be easier to do it now instead of trying to catch them from the pasture. While Ava started on the checkups, Delilah started to unload the final two mares. Come on girl, it's your turn. Delilah spoke softly to the smoky black mare. Delilah thought that this mare was stunning. She had a shiny coat and a sweet attitude. Even though Delilah didn't race much anymore, she wanted to test this filly on the track to see how smooth she was.
The mare, Sweet Victory, stood very calmly during her exam. She enjoyed the attention she was receiving from Royce, Ava's husband. All of the mares seemed to have a very sweet attitude and are always willing to please.
The smoky black mare was the last one to have her vet check done. Once Ava finished, Delilah brought her over to the mares' pasture and took off her halter. Such a sweet filly, Delilah thought to herself, She is one of my favorites for sure. Delilah petted the mare before heading off to finish the evening chores.
Dawn's Sleepless Knight - Bay Roan Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's Omniscient - Buckskin Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's Almost Famous - Bay Dominant White Thoroughbred Stallion
Dawn's Unique Bella - Gray (Bay) Thoroughbred Mare
Dawn's Sweet Victory - Palomino Roan Thoroughbred Mare
Dawn's Deeply Undervalued - Smoky Black Thoroughbred Mare
I have been wanting to add more color and fresh blood to my racing stables. I really enjoyed making these horses and am excited to have them on my roster. I tried to do a little role playing since I don't do it often, so excuse my writing, since it isn't the greatest.
I also have a staff member who is a Rowland! All your horses are beautiful!
@Veola-Loveless thank you! ❤️