October 15, 2017: We have just returned from the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America's Annual General Meeting. It was great to meet new CB enthusiasts who traveled quite a ways to be at the meeting. As well, it was great catching up with CB friends we had not seen in a while. Paul Bennett of Colonial Williamsburg gave a group of CB enthusiasts an inside tour of the horses, stables and carriages at the historic location. We are grateful for his generosity and his enthusiasm for the CB breed.
Our filly, Miss Nora Jo is growing by leaps and bounds and is an absolute love! Photos below are of Miss Nora Jo, Issac, Jacob and Abraham. Abraham placed first in the Purebred In-Hand class and received High Point CBHS Registerd Purebred Cleveland Bay at the Warrenton Horse Show September 3, 2017.
September 17, 2017: Just catching up on some posts from the summer. We have spent much of the summer clearing trees and overgrown brush from our fence lines. All of our fences have electric coated wire. It had been a few years since we had cleared fence lines and this year the growth was grounding out the electric. After clearing the electric works much, much better!
We have just had our pastures overseeded and fertilized. We have been working with a soil consultant on developing pastures which are tolerant to heavy grazing. Part of our fence line clearing was also to allow our neighbor to be able to bring in his tractor (much larger than ours) and seed drill to do the overseeding and not need to dodge overhanging tree limbs. The soil consultant formulated a seed mix just for our farm and named it Cleveland Bay Pasture Mixture.
June 18, 2017: We have named our 2017 filly, Epiphanybay Miss Nora Jo. Photo was taken June 2, when she was 2 weeks old. Lovely, lovely personality on this girl! She loves being scratched and is quite friendly along with being absolutely gorgeous!
Epiphanybay Constance in foal at the 14 day check.
On May 18, 2017: EB Abigail "Abby" presented us with a filly. The filly is an absolute sweetheart! She is bay with no white and is a 3/4 CB 1/4 TB. She is a potential canidate for the Grade C registry with the Cleveland Bay Horse Society.
June 1, 2017: Looking forward to 14 day ultrasound for both EB Serendipity and EB Constance. Fingers crossed.
Our planned breedings for 2018 purebred foals are:
Epiphanybay Serendipity x Borderfame Prince Charming
Epiphanybay Constance x Foxhollow Navigator.
Winter 2017: A few photos of our fuzzy weanlings, Jacob and Issac. Both are doing well living out with the herd.
The Cleveland Bay Horse is a critically endangered heritage breed of horse as determined by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and the Rare Breeds Survial Trust
Breeders of the Purebred Cleveland Bay Horse and the Cleveland Bay Sport Horse
Farm History 2017