A Spotted Fawn colt.... Yep you read that right! Derringer got awarded a Grand Champion and Reserve champion and two blue ribbons. Our first event of the day was Showmanship. All older horses were in the class besides Derringer. For his being his first year and him being only a year and a half, he won over almost all the other horses and got a Reserve champion. I was very very happy with him. He responded nicely to everything i was doing. Our next one was the yearling showmanship in hand and got a blue ribbon. The next event was the trail in hand, which he was a total dreamboat. He responded to everything perfect which we were awarded the grand Champion. We also had a yearling evaluation which he got a blue ribbon. I was very pleased with him. We got many complements on how great he was! I am surely blessed with the best! Magdalena Ringer..Age 14 in the 9th grade.
Our own 16 hand Grulla Paint gelding, "STETSONS WEST COUNTRY" (out of Stetson West and our mare Cash Printer) has an update from his owner Emily Carmey of Michigan. In her own words... "I emailed you a while back about my horse "Cash" that came from your farm. I just wanted to give you a little update on his progress :) You should take great pride in the bloodline you have perfected because Cash is amazing. He is almost 5 now and from personality to movement he has it all. We showed this past October at the Buckskin Congress and placed top in everything we went in! (including Western and English Pleasure) I have attached pictures from the show. God bless. -Emily Carmey"... **The competition in this association also includes AQHA horses.**
From Corinne Leslie...owner of the Los Angeles, CA., Olympic Equestrian Center: Thought you'd like to see a picture of JJ Flash (Timeless X Stetson West) without a saddle so you could see how beautiful he is. Doing amazing in both jumping and cow sorting! You are breeding not only beautiful horses but super athletes too.
....Another winner from Spotted Fawn... Hi Wendy, Just wanted to share a couple of photos that we finally got to take of Patriot (Cokito X Aztec Eagle) at a show this past Sunday. The photos are with his trainer on board. He did very well this weekend for being so young and she received mostly all 8's and the judge commented that he was capable of 9's with experience. I also showed him for the first time and we were 1st out of 4 in Intro Test 1 with a score of 68.863. Not bad for our first time out together. Kathie Pacheco...FLORIDA
Congratulations to Maureen Christopher on the purchase of Color Me Quick Cash - aka 'Trendy' - it was a very difficult decision to let him go, but he has gone to the best home possible and everyone at Spotted Fawn is excited about his future. There isn't any other stud in the world like him with his rare genetics and fabulous depth of breeding, he is one in a million!
In her own words, Maureen recently wrote... "We absolutely love Trendy. He is well into the training program and is a natural. Eber loves him. We have 5 mares in foal to him for 2016. Can't wait to see these babies. He is a gentleman to handle, has no bad habits. We are going to take 5 outside mares to him in 2016. His book will be limited as we want to keep him in training also. I just wanted to keep you posted. Hope this finds you well and happy. My Best Always, Maureen"
...APHA "STARDUST", Another one of our own sons of The Aztec Eagle we raised and sold to Emily shown here riding to another win in Barrel Racing showing his powerful speed due to her hat landing under him! He's moving on to Arizona to become a 1D Barrel Horse! Just another example of the high performance offspring of our stallions!
Two Spotted Fawn colts out of Stetson West now growing up: Last night was our town Halloween parade. Told the boys we would ride the horses through since they were so excited about it. So we decorated the horses like Indian war horses my friend Katie and I were cowgirls my youngest Keith was an Indian warrior and my oldest KJ was Spider-Man. Pretty good for a stallion whose 2 years old and hasn't been saddled in 10 weeks, took him in the parade rode him with a three-year-old on with me he never once looked at anything walk through like he's been doing it every day of his life. Another reason why I love your horses. We were even riding behind ambulances that had their lights on maybe a distance of 15 ft in front of us, have I ever told you how much I love these horses. Here's some pics for you to enjoy hope everything's going well at the ranch love you. Liz from PA.
...A Big Gunner colt sold to Texas, now a yearling.... Here's Sheriff (Banjo) his first time to get a saddle. He did absolutely great with it. He didn't try anything, never got scared. Sheriff is the most laid back horse I have ever owned. To be 18 months he acts like a 15 year old horse. He is so lovable, I catch myself loving on him so much I just can't help it. We absolutely love him! Thank you so much Wendy! Your horses are the best hope you enjoy the picture. We will be sending some pictures of Slade soon.
'Glacier Bay' 2013 APHA colt by our own Big Gunner "Wendy, Hope all is well with you and your horses. Want to share this picture and let you know how thrilled I've been with this colt. We've had him under saddle about 40 days now, he's been such a good boy. He takes all of this in stride, show him once or twice and he's got it, ask and he'll try. He does great on trail rides, more solid than some of the more experienced horses. A 9 yr old lead horse, spooked from behind and started to dart. I just said "easy, easy" and he just continued on. He has so much confidence and smarts. He's a sweet, beautiful boy. I just love him to death. Thanks again for your wonderful breeding program, he is all that I hoped. I can't believe I have another horse as wonderful as Boss in my barn. Kimberly and Glacier" (in Ohio)
Another success story of the versatility that the Spotted Fawn Paint horses are known for. Our horse MONEY was sold to a client who is taking him to great heights in an 'all around' performer who does it all and at a young age. Congratulations EMILY COOK!
In her own words, this just came in: "Everyone is amazed at him sleeping at the barrel races and then I have to wake him up to go run. He is a very level headed horse with the arena and competition and it has spoiled me for sure. I am still using him for ranch work and he is good at that. I love the speed he has to chase after a bad cow and get them turned in the right direction and he doesn't ever quit me. I am still super happy that I decided to buy Money. I really enjoy him and he has taught me lots. I am going to share a couple videos from this year running barrels. He came a long ways this year and I am super excited to see what we will do next year. I am happy with where we ended up in a series this year. We won two buckles in his first year running barrels. Emily"