Western Cross Ranch - News and Info
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We say goodbye to WC Victory Bay (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x WC Brittany Bay by Renaissanse) as he departs for his new home! Joining him is the weanling WC Ali Gazal son, WC Batul Ali (x WC Brittany Bay x Renaissanse). We wish their new owners much fun and success with these handsome boys!
Three more young mares left Western Cross this month - on their way to new homes in the Middle East! We say goodbye to WC Ciao Magnifficaa (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Ciao Bella+/); WC Dekkadence (Art Dekko TT x WC Gorgeous Gazal), and WC Mariella (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Gorgeous Gazal). We hope they bring their new owner much happiness and success!
(pictured: Multi-champion WC Ciao Magnifficaa)
October has been an exciting month for us! WC Ali Gazal babies added three more titles at U.S. Nationals in Tulsa this year! WC Night Ranger (pictured) by WC Ali Gazal and out of the half-Arab mare, Sassys Night Out HM, earned Top Ten honors in his HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Futurity, and Absolut Gazal MLA (WC Ali Gazal x Martinis at Noon) became Ali Gazal's first purebred offspring to earn National Top Tens in both halter AND performance (and did it in the SAME year) - shown to the honors by Terry Holmes in the Purebred Gelding Futurity and by Ali Brady in the Purebred Hunter Pleasure Futurity - we are soooo proud!
Another WC Ciao Bella+/ baby also made her dam proud in the Purebred Futurity Fillies class this year at U.S. Nationals! WC Ciao Bellina by Vitorio TO earned her first U.S. National Top Ten with Rodolfo Guzzo on the lead!
We also said goodbye to trainer, Randy Anderson, with a fun and tearful retirement party at U.S. Nationals. We wish Randy all the best! Filling his shoes is our new trainer, Kristin Huntsberger, who is already hard at work, polishing up our performance string and preparing youngsters for halter in the upcoming show season!
Happy New Year! We invite you all to contact us for a visit to Western Cross as we gear up to compete in the 2016 Arabian horse show season and as we get ready to welcome our new foals, starting next month!
We would love to introduce you to our trainer, Kristin Huntsberger, and our 2016 show string, as well as the youngsters, broodmares, show horses, and family horses we have for sale this year!
Pictured: Kristin Huntsberger and WC Ciao Psyche (Padrons Psyche x WC Ciao Bella+/).
WC Charming Charlie (WC Ali Gazal x Cuervos Valantina), was Reg. 4 Champion in the 3 & 4 year old HA/AA Western Pleasure Futurity, ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell, and he also earned Top Five in the HA/AA Western Pleasure Jr. Horse.
WC Just Cruisin (WC Ali Gazal x Freckled Ruby), won Reg. 10 Champion in the HA/AA Western Pleasure Jr. Horse, ridden by Jenna Ball and owned by Elizabeth Johnson. Congratulations!!
WC Dream Dancer (WC Ali Gazal x WC Enya Dreams by Renaissanse) was Reg. 9 Reserve Champion in HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39, ridden by Jenna Dillin. She was also Top Five in HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse Championship, ridden by Kristin Huntsberger, and HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Championship (third), ridden by Jenna Dillin.
photo not from Reg 9 show.
WC Neiman Marcus (WC Ciao Psyche x Cuervos Valantina) was the Reg 9 Reserve Champion in the HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Halter Sweepstakes Championship with Ricardo Rivero.
Serrano CCA (WC Ai Gazal x Challs Ambition) was Reg 9 Top Five in Arabain Yearling Colts/Gelding Breeding & In-Hand Sweepstakes with Ricardo Rivero. Bred and owned by Jan Alexander
WC Ciao Bellina (Vitorio TO x WC Ciao Bella) was the Reg 9 Champion in Arabian Mare Breeding 2 Years Old & Over AOTH Championship with Holly Dillin and Top Five in Arabian Mare Breeding 3 Years & Over Championship with Ricardo Rivero. Owned by Anissa Meziane.
WC Ciao Vitorio (Vitorio TO x WC Ciao Bella) was Reg 9 Top Five in Arabian Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse with Wendy Griffith Potts and owned by Taylor McAninch.
WC Ciao Magnifficoo (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Ciao Bella) was Reg 3 Champion in Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot and also Top Five in Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot with Kelly Saunders. He was also Top 5 in Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Choice/Elite. Owned by Jon & Amy Saunders.
What a wonderful show season so far for Western Cross horses and their offspring! Congratulations on all the wins so far! Looking forward to many more!
Nine WC Ali Gazal offspring added twelve more Regional titles, four National Top Ten's and one National Champion title this year. Three of WC Ciao Bella's offspring added six Regional titles this year.
WC King O Hearts (WC Ali Gazal x Lady Bey Khelishah) was Reg 9 Top Five in Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Championship with Jenna Dillin.
WC Dream On+++// (WC Ali Gazal x WC Enya Dreams) was Canadian National Champion in HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR with Amy Taylor-Greengard owner.
WC Sugar N Spice (Kakhem Sahib+/ x Panning For Sugar) was Reg 9 Champion in HA/AA Working Cow Horse Championship with Eddie Ralston. Owned by Judy Clemence.
WC All Reved Up++// (Renaissanse x CM Morningstar+++/) at age 18 was Reserve Champion at the Reg 10 Sport Horse/Dressage Championship in the HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Championship, adding to his many wins over the years! Owned by Jamie Buedler.
SA Romeo Bay (WC Ali Gazal x WC Brittany Bay) went Top Ten at Youth Nationals in Arabian Western Pl JTR Elite, Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western JTR 18 & Under and Arabian Wester Pl JOTR 14-18. Owned by Danelle & Devin Galloway
WC Ali Night Long+ (WC Ali Gazal x Sassys Night Out HM) was Top 10 at Youth Nationals in HA/AA Under Pl JTR Select 14-18 and was Reg 6 Champion in HA/AA Hunter Pl Champ, Res Champion in HA/AA Hunter Pl JOTR 18 & Under and Top 4 in HA/AA Hunter Pl ATR Select. Owned by Bliss Luedtke
Rumor Has It REA (WC Ali Gazal x REA City Psylhouette) was Region 8 Champion in ABS HA/AA Yearling Fillies. Owned by John & Donna Simmons