The years 2020-2021 were tumultuous for all, given the COVID pandemic. Managing farms, keeping people safe and the horses safe during changes in routines, was challenging. Shows and Endurance events were eliminated, cancelled or postponed; the ability to test your breeding program in a public forum for scrutiny and accreditation, were not available. Continue reading
We are devastated to announce that MWF Najada has joined her sire Negatraz and her many siblings across the Rainbow Bridge. We are grateful that she was able to sustain her 2017 colt by *Maddox Van Ryad for three months, but will miss Najada terribly. Young Matisse MF is being tended by “uncle” Razzberry+/ who is taking good care of the youngster. Run free, dear Najada.
We are proud to announce that Jennifer Rogers of Piton Arabians has leased one of our rare AA Apollo Bey daughters, Shreddin Betty. She will be bred to *Maddox Van Ryad in 2017! Formerly from Montana, Jennifer relocated to Bandon, Oregon, this summer and found Maplewood Farms. Upon assessing the compatibility of the stallion and the mare, her decision was made quickly. We are especially excited because this will be a full sibling to Maximus MF, an exceptional and promising colt that we sold as a yearling. We wish the best to Piton Arabians, (Pi-ton, noun, a spike driven into a rock) and eagerly await their 2018 foal. Betty will reside here at Maplewood as we need her for fun rides in the Dunes!
It’s with great pleasure we announce, Tom and Julie Rumreich of North Bend, Oregon have purchased Garcon Noir MF! IXL Noble Express out of a Medalion daughter from our beloved *Gitara PASB. Congratulations for their appreciation of a fine horse and accepting the stewardship of this special colt. We’ve waited five years for the perfect match! Spreading the ‘Magic’ of Arabians is particularly rewarding when the enjoyment can be shared locally!
Madison MF ( Maddox Van Ryad x Benraz Magnifique by Echo Magnifficoo) was the unanimous Region IV Champion Arabian Yearling Filly on Saturday, June 27. She was also Champion Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes on Friday. Beautifully trained and conditioned by Tara Boresek, she was shown to both wins by Mike Hartman. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.
Maplewood’s extravagant “G”, a Top Five Regional Performance and Halter Gelding has been purchased by Heather Lyons-Stephens! He will join his dam ES Gianalli in adding Arabians to their elegant collection. And Danskk MF our pure Polish Hunter, is off to begin a new lifetime with Tom and Sandy Dexter. Over the years, our geldings have become full-fledged family members in their new homes. Most are never sold again, they live out their lives happily ~ launched from a great foundation of care and love ~ carefully parted with to well matched homes. Our very best wishes to these new owners and a fond adieu to the boys. Be well forever.
Maplewood Farms is proud to announce that Kierstyn and Dianne Pruitt of Tyler, Texas have purchased Riviera MF, the classic pure Polish daughter of Erykk MF. She is carrying a *Maddox Van Ryad foal for 2015! This foal will be a full sibling to the 2014 colt Manhattan MF, a rising star for Maplewood. What a year 2015 will be for Agnus Dei Arabians and their growing collection of fine Mares! Riviera’s unique pedigree predisposes her to become a prized broodmare, producing true to her lineage. We hand the torch to Agnus Dei to preserve these beautiful and athletic lines. Thank you for your belief in our horses to help build your breeding program’s foundation. Go forward with confidence, enthusiasm and passion perpetuating the War Horse!
Strong, Upright, Correct and Showy, we have a colt and a filly with one more due in a month.
Congratulations to Beloved Horses on the recent purchase of Graff MF. We look forward to an exciting future for this talented and beautiful Erykk MF son, carrying the coveted *Gitara PASB bloodline. The pairing of Sarah and Graff will be a pretty picture in the ring, we can’t wait to see them compete.
Congratulations to Barb Wright on her purchase of Ho Chi Mama, sired by our Erykk MF. “Mama” will remain in training with Vicki Humphrey. We look forward to seeing her in 2014, an exciting new competitor in the ring!
Hat’s off to Jeanne Johnson and Guy Benefield, Mama’s breeders.