Category Archives: Mares

Chekhova MF

This young mare represents third generation of Maplewood Farm breeding. Her name hints to her ‘red’ color – Chekhova was the name of a powerful Russian double-agent’s mistress! A perfect blend of her sire and dam, the chestnut gene presented itself and along with it came the traits we love, chiseled dry features, tight skinned, hot-blooded, motion. We look forward to using Chekhova as a breeding mare to contribute these traits, possibly to outsourced stallions – perhaps even chestnut ones to lock in these characteristics to our program. We believe the recessive chestnut gene and the color traiting associated with it, increases the predictability of outcomes. We shall see!


Lah Lah+/

This stunning and successful daughter of AA Apollo Bey has joined the Maplewood broodmare band. We were so impressed with the *Maddox Van Ryad colt, Maximus, produced by her full sister, Shreddin Betty, that we jumped at the opportunity to bring Lah Lah+/ to *Maddox.
Lah Lah+/ was US Reserve Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse, Youth National Champion English Pleasure JTR 13& Under, Canadian National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse, and Reserve Canadian National Champion Park AOTR. She has multiple Top Tens at Canadian, US, and Youth nationals, and numerous championships in Regions 7, 8, 11, and 14.

Madison MF (sold)

Madison MF carried the farm’s flag to a Unanimous Win at Regionals as a yearling. Brian Murch, a Judge at the event was heard to say, you won’t find a more balanced horse! Madison is still growing and is already a mare of substantial size and presence. She is bigger than most average stallions and fills the room with her oversized attitude. The energy level this mare is capable of – every day – is a tribute to her father’s undefeated ‘Liberty’ status, (the only horse to win Scottsdale Liberty with perfect score on all three cards) and her dam’s stamina, (two Tevis Cup contenders from her progeny).

Proudly owned by Jenny Poulos.


MWF Najada (deceased)

2017 colt x NajadaWe are devastated to announce that we have a new orphan. MWF Najada lost her battle after raising her 2017 colt by *Maddox Van Ryad for three months. We are grateful for this little guy and for everything she did for him, but will miss Najada terribly.

MWF Najada was our seventh Negatraz progeny. Negatraz was called “A Stallion for All Reasons” – perhaps the best bay pure Polish son of *Bask+++. Najada was born in the same year as our beloved Sequence MF (Negatraz x *Sagana), who we tragically lost. Najada will likely be our last direct Negatraz daughter because, of 563 registered Negatraz progeny, few remain of breeding age.

With this rare and treasured blood comes predictable traits: exquisite huge black eyes, proud carriage, arched necks, heads held high, rich brilliant coats tightly stretched across veins that pulse with vibrancy, fluid athletic motion – the essence of Arab type. And, uniquely, Najada’s pedigree taps two lines to *Negotka and her dam *Bigkota – the full sister to *El Mudir, United States Champion Park Horse. With this combination of beauty and athleticism, Najada complements our Maplewood endeavor to breed athletic, functional, and handsome mounts. We believe she is a perfect blend of familiar and trusted lines to bring into our program. She is a Pacific Slope Champion herself and has earned the coveted title of “Arabian Horse World” Aristocrat Arabian Mare, having produced five Champion get:

  • Navajo X – multiple Sport Horse National Championships
  • TJP Natasha – U.S. National Reserve Champion Hunter Futurity and multiple U.S. and Canadian National Top Tens Hunter Pleasure
  • Nouveau Baskin TJP – multiple regional Top Fives Hunter Pleasure and Pacific Slope Champion Hunter Pleasure ATR
  • Nantucket MM – Hunter Pleasure Champion (Class A)
  • Nazareth CF – Region 12 Champion Two-Year-Old Gelding In-Hand

Falcons Promise ORA

We had been searching for a Falcon daughter to accent our band of mares; one who embodied characteristics Maplewood appreciates. In 2013 we found Falcon’s Promise ORA. By the National Futurity Champion Falcon BHF, famous for the extreme quality of his daughters, and out of the Chilean beauty LL Albufera, herself a National TT mare and Youth National Champion, this filly brings fire, stature, flare, height, carriage and attitude to our program.

Trotting in hand, tail over her back, vertical and lengthy neck with the finest throatlatch and soft poll imaginable, David Boggs states, “One of the best neck and shoulders in the breed.” Jeff Little reminisces, “A rare shoulder like Echo Magnifficoo.” And to top that all she’s dark bay! Her pedigree sealed the deal, three lines to Bey Shah with a Polish bottom line leading to Negatraz and Touch of Spice, one of our favorite DWD Tabasco daughters. This filly has motion on all fours. We look forward to utilizing her as a watershed mare transitioning to the next generation of Maplewood type.


MFA Periwinkle

Periwinkle delivered a 2014 filly by Erykk MF . We named her Chekhova MF, a third generation filly to keep for our breeding and performance program. Periwinkle was bred back for a full sibling in 2015, Beckman MF and is now expecting a third foal from this exciting cross for 2017!

With the recent acquisition of one of the world’s last producing Fame VF daughters, Maplewood hopes to pair beauty with athleticism yet again. Certainly one of the most look-a-like Fame daughters, walking this mare in hand is like leading a queen. Her pedigree matches her phenotype perfectly, and, not coincidently, her maternal grand dam, Hi-Fashion Camaar, is identical to our mare Benraz Magnifique, both mares are out of full sisters. We highly value Benraz ++// crossed on the damline of Hi-Fashion Camaar blood as an important outcross for our program. Periwinkle brings size as well as refinement and type to our herd.

MFA Periwinkle is one of the all-time greatest Fame daughters! She has two sisters with National Championship honors, MFA Lilac Tyme and MFA Ultra Violet. MFA Periwinkle is of the same national quality as these full sisters.” – Chris Petford


Nina Ricci MF

Nina Ricci’s extreme refinement and dramatic movements reflect the type of foal we want to produce at Maplewood, one of extreme beauty and capable of achieving performance honors at the highest levels. This mare is an ideal cross for producing English Pleasure type. She combines the best of her sire and dam with her captivating elegance, the mystic of dark features, and an impeccable pedigree of champions. She is the last daughter of BOH Romance, Maplewood’s premier broodmare for many years, considered by many to be the most beautiful daughter of Negatraz. An aristocrat dam of champions, her best produce includes US Top Ten Revelry and Regional Top Five Rockette MF.

Nina Ricci’s sire, Hallelujah Bey+//, was a multi-National performance champion in English Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Pleasure Driving and Native Costume.


Shreddin Betty

Sired by AA Apollo Bey and a full sister to National winners Lah Lah and Doubly Blessed, this mare is destined for greatness.

With Betty’s phenotype, talent, upright carriage, bright expression, “game” attitude and the heritage her pedigree can profess, we feel she adds depth to our athletic brood mare band. We’ve had few opportunities to access Eter AND Essaul blood; to find both in ONE horse, and with our previous successes with Huck lines, we are hopeful Betty carries golden genes for future Maplewood foals.

Betty and Macklin

Betty and Macklin


Maximus MF

Benraz Magnifique

Her 2014 Filly by *Maddox Van Ryad, Madison MF, was double champion at Region IV, winning both Champion Arabian Yearling Filly (unanimous) and Champion Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes.

A vision in white, Benraz Magnifique is a supreme example of the type and ethereal elegance that made the Arabian horse famous. Her unmistakably Arabian beauty is characterized by a wispy forelock draping her large luminous eyes, desert-dry jet black skin, perfectly sculpted ears and an exotically shaped head that tapers to a small, finely designed muzzle. She has quality in abundance, from her stellar structure and over-the-top drama to her long and elegantly shaped neck and always flagged tail carriage. It is her commanding presence that brings all of these qualities into focus as she meets your eyes.

Quality is no accident, and in the case of Magnifique it is the result of generations of carefully planned breeding by Cory Soltau DVM of Blackhawk Valley Arabians. Known for their cultivation of some of the breed’s finest bloodlines, including their foundation mare TW Forteyna, leading dam of Champions in the United States, and her National Champion daughters by Bey Shah, Shahteyna and Bey Teyna, the Soltaus’ contribution to the Arabian breed is undeniable.

There is no shortage of superlatives to describe this extraordinary mare. Remembering Echo Magnifficoo, we believe him to be one of the most exceptional individuals we have ever seen in the flesh. Watching his desirable traits being passed on for generations impacted the desire to own a daughter. It is his daughters who have produced National Champions Marwan Al Magnifficoo, Aria Impresario, Odyssey SC, and Art Dekko TT, to name a few.

Benraz Magnifique, Benraz Jacqueline, and Hi-Fashion CamaarBenraz Magnifique’s dam is a full sister to Benraz Fantaasy and Benraz Fancy, both multi-champion producing mares. The exquisite beauty and exceptional prepotency of this glorious female family, can be seen in the three generations pictured here, Benraz Magnifique (left), her dam Benraz Jacqueline (center), and granddam Hi-Fashion Camaar (right).

We anticipate that Magnifique will be a catalyst for producing future champions for Maplewood Farm. Once again, we are looking for that holy grail – the beautiful athlete.

Anya De Enzo JA

Anya De Enzo JA comes to Maplewood after her successful 2012 Scottsdale Yearling Filly presentations. She placed second and third in the Open and ATH Signature Stallion classes of over 60 world-class fillies, shown by Keith Krichke and Philip Del Pozzo of Enzo LTD, respectively. She caught our attention with her flamboyant entrance, classic tail carriage and snort! In 2014 Anya made Maplewood proud with her Unanimous Region IV Halter Championship and we look forward to bringing her out again in a few years as a mature mare.

Her future contributions to Maplewood’s program will bring the predictable and favored size her pedigree produces for today’s market. Her vertical and arched neck structure, which is, quite simply, perfect, along with her effervescent personality, are coveted traits which will pair well with stallions we may select for her.

Anya possesses both American-style type with double Bey Shah in her sire’s linage without abandoning the strength and classic look of the Polish horses with double Bandos in her bottom lines. This unique combination bodes well for adding elements of finesse to Maplewood’s program complementing our power-and-strength based focus. Anya has been bred to *Maddox Van Ryad for 2017.

Gala MF

Gala’s grand dams *Era (Carycyn x Eskapada by Nabor) and *Gitara (Eskimos x Gildia by El Paso) are two of the cornerstones of our breeding program. *Era proved her talent as an exceptionally gifted park horse before finding her way to Maplewood, while *Gitara exhibited her strengths in the halter arena, where we campaigned her to multiple wins at an advanced age. Gala fulfills Maplewood’s endeavor to replenish the bloodlines of the illustrious *Gitara in our mare herd.

We are determined to dispel the myth that beauty and motion are mutually exclusive. With beauty and tremendous motion coming from all corners of her pedigree, Gala is the embodiment of this goal. Gala possesses every bit of the quality we saw in her grand dam *Gitara; the mystique about her, the intelligent yet youthful and curious eye, and the arrogance! Additionally, the contribution of her sire Erykk’s strengths is obvious. She is blessed with the gift of motion that exceeds that of any of mares in her female family. We can attribute her heart-pulsing motion and dramatic hock-action to *Era, all qualities which Erykk is transmitting with startling consistency.

Gala, with her uniquely expressive and alert eyes, together with her smooth and correct body, athletic structure, and forward looking ‘tight’ ears, make for a pleasant package to represent our farm’s continually evolving breeding program.