a half sister to our mare Driftwood Dixie, having the same sire, St
Nik's Snowstorm (Proven Producer), sire of such famous POAs as JBJ's
Firestorm and Miss Cinnamon Snow. They look quite a bit alike,
especially their beautiful heads, although Lacey is taller and has more
of a rail-pony build. Both mares have the same sweet personality, something we
look for in our ponies. Lacey's Dam is JBJ's Design By Dude, who
was of course by Premiere Sire Doc's Tough Dude. Lacey has
produced foals for Little Valley Oaks, notably LVO Respect This Miss,
Cal-State Futurity Champion, NW Regional Futurity Champion and 3rd at the Select
Sire Futurity, as well as reserve high selling mare at the '01 Sale.
LVO Respect This Miss
is the dam of Doc's Respect This Dude, (above) standing at ElDiHan's POAs.
Whole Lotta Respect, now in Texas, was also out of Lacey. We are so
pleased to have such a well bred, proven broodmare to add to our herd. Thanks to
Karen Dunford for letting us bring Lacey home.
Lacey's daughter LVO Whole Lotta Respect is in
foal to Ultimate Bounce for an '09 foal! (see FOAL'S page!)
LVO Whole Lotta Respect was bred back to Bouncer
for a 2010 foal, as her owner Johnny Brown LOVES the snow-cap filly he
Lacey is in foal to Bouncer for a 2010 foal! (chestnut roan
blanket to withers colt -see foal's page)
is in foal to Bouncer for a 2011 foal. (black roan filly - see
Lacey is in foal to Bouncer for a 2012
foal. (sorrel snow-cap colt - please see foal's page)
Lacey is infoal to Bouncer for a 2014 foal. (black roan
with hip blanket and spots filly - please see Foal's Page)
Lacey has gone to greener
pastures, Aug 2017 due to torsion colic. We will miss her funny face and
requests for scratches.
What a gorgeous girl!
- Skyrock RedHot ChiliPeppr
'06 sorrel ID mare
This little mare is the one and only cross from Dixie
and Bouncer - alas a solid, so we weren't able to show her - but she
probably has the Lp gene, as she has partial sclera and striped hooves, plus
scattered white hairs. She has nice conformation and a good size at 55".
Sold as a 2yo, we purchased her back as a ranch broke pony in 2014 with plans to
finish her for the ring and/or use her as a broodmare. As the daughter of two
International and World Champions, her breeding is terrific, plus she is the
granddaughter of St Nik's Snowstorm, one of my favorite broodmare sires (Lacey
is also a daughter of St Nik's Snowstorm, and Hottie is a
granddaughter, too!) With the recent loss of Dixie, it's nice to have her
daughter with us. Welcome home, Pepper!
Pepper as a 2yo
- Skyrock Copper Penny
ROM(T), a '96 POA mare, bay
Penny is currently the only "hardshipped"
POA at Skyrock. She is actually a Quarter/Appaloosa cross whom we purchased
as a two-year-old with the intention of training and reselling. Though she
was short, we didn't think she would mature under the 56" limit. But
Perry (Dad) started sweet-talking to her, and suddenly she became 'his'
pony. Penny was started by Stacy (Irwin) Lair, and has been
an around-the-house pony for a couple of years because she was always
over-height for her age. Luckily she stopped growing at just the right
moment and we were able to hardship her in at 55 7/8 ". Penny is
a powerful mare, with a nice quarter horse type build, and an amazing talent
for jumping and games.
- Flash! Penny showed in
her very first Halter class at the 2002 SouthWest Regional, placing third in
a large field of outstanding mares.
FLASH! Penny has
been bred to Bouncer for a February 2005 foal. This foal should be a powerhouse!
Large size POA, Halter quality with Performance
ability. SSF Eligible!
Penny produced Skyrock Bouncin Jack Brown, bay ID colt. Very
superior conformation and movement. See foal's page.
Penny has been bred to Ultimate Bounce ROM(H) for a 2006 foal. Eligible SSF & Cal State Futurity!
Penny has foaled a bay w/star & characteristics filly: Skyrock
Sienna. See Foals
Penny is in foal to Indy's California Debut, smoky black
few-spot, for an '08 foal.
Penny foaled a super cute bay roan colt with frosty blanket and
spots. See foal's page.
Penny will be entering a new stage here at Skyrock. K will be
training her for gymkhana (and possibly HUS). Her first show will be Sept.
20, where the team will jog patterns. Good Luck Penny & K!
Penny and K had a great Open Show series November 14,15 & 16. She
placed in almost every gymkhana class entered, and even won several! What
impressed us the most is her obvious talent despite the fact that she's
green- when Penny & K have enough hours to start really clicking,
they will burn it up!
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and K are 3rd in the Nation in POAC's Open Show Program in the 13-18
Division! Congrats K & Penny!
Penny and K competed at the Cal-State March 14th Show
at Sycamore Canyon in San Dimas. Penny was shown at Halter by Chelsea
Morgan (Thanks, Chelsea!) and pulled a respectable 3rd, then K and Penny
walk/jogged the Games for Participation points as K is up to her knee in a
walking cast (non-horse related accident). Penny was a super good
girl, and she and K even loped the final class, a Single Pole pattern!
K & Penny had a very relaxed, enjoyable show at
Cal-State's Sycamore Canyon 5/2 event. K has her foot back in the stirrup,
so they were able to actually lope several patterns. (Big grin on K's face!)
A very fun show.
K & Penny are really starting to shape up! See the below pictures
from the August 09 Cal-State Show held at the Fairplex at Pomona. Not too
shabby for a greenie ex-broodmare with not quite a year of formal training!
and K showed at the Rocky Mountain Regional and the Western Classic in
Loveland Colorado over the 4th of July weekend. Penny placed in
Halter and then had a couple of phenomenal rides in HUS, placing 8th of 17
in 13-18, which thrilled us, then going on to place 4th in Senior, again out
of 17 entries. It was awesome! The team also had a gorgeous WP go, and
though they didn't place, it was a personal best for them and we were super
happy with it. At the Classic, the team concentrated on Games, trying to
earn those last few Regional points towards Penny's ROM(T) and they
pulled it off! It was a great trip, not only showing, but seeing the
gorgeous countryside and the wildlife along the way. We have a couple
more shows in CA, then Penny will go back home to 'Skyrock West' and
plans are to breed her to Bouncer for a 2012 foal.
Penny and K showed at the Cal-State Labor Day Weekend show and picked
up several more Timed and Non-Timed points, plus a Second in Large
Mares - woohoo! Not too shabby for a 14 year-old ex broodie!
Penny and K in the Large Mares Line-Up
FLASH! Skyrock Copper Penny - Register
of Merit in Timed Events! K and Penny will
finish out the season, then Pen will return to the broodie life and
be bred to Bouncer for a 2012 foal. Penny will head back to
Skyrock West to be Dad's pet and produce another Champion for us.
Penny is in foal to Bouncer for a 2012 foal. (bay blanket
w/spots colt - please see foal's page!)
Penny is soaking up the R&R at Skyrock West, keeping Missy
and Lullabye company.
Lullabye is a real treasure for us as we've been trying to buy her for
years. She is a daughter of Suncrest Tattoo, World Champion and Int Res.
Champion, and sire of multiple World and International Champions, including Suncrest
Magic Moment, JPFC Winner. AND - Lullabye is out of the legendary Suncrest
Forever Amber, dam of Supreme Champions and International Grand Champions Suncrest Kandi Bar, Suncrest
Big Mac and Suncrest DoughBoy. Kandi Bar and Big Mac
also won the International Versatility Class -- Big Mac
TWICE! Wow. Moreover, Lullabye has
only been bred once - to Bouncer - and that colt won
the Cal-State Futurity the first time shown. AND - Lullabye was
shown as a young mare and was International Champion 2yo Mare. She is
confirmed in foal to Bouncer for '08. What a champion this baby will
be!!!! Thank you
to the Rachenok's for allowing us to purchase her. We are very excited to add
her to our broodmares!
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Lullabye Int'l Win in 2001
Lullabye is in foal to Bouncer for an '08
Lullabye foaled a bay few-spot filly with black points. See
Lullabye is in foal to Ultimate Bounce for a 2010 full sibling to Sunny!
(bay blanket colt - see foal's page)
is in foal to Bouncer for a 2011 foal. (bay blanket colt - see
Lullabye will be bred back to Bouncer for a
2013 foal. (absorbed)
Lullabye has been retired
to Skyrock West, where she has nothing to do but eat.
Lullabye has been laid to
rest after her retirement at Skyrock West. We really enjoyed our time with
her - she will be missed.
Missy is by Santee Twister,
International Champion and Sire, and out of R Misty Stuff, champion
producing mare. Full sister to Santee Impress, many time Utah State
Champion Stallion. A lovely mare, Missy was bred by Gene Carr and was
in his South Dakota broodmare band for nine years, so when she arrived in
California, it was a big change for her in more ways than one. However, she
has a naturally good, quiet nature and has decided she just loves all the
individual attention she receives at our smaller operation. Our first
"full-time" broodmare, Missy's job is to produce a top
quality Skyrock bred foal each year for show and sale. She has the bloodline
credentials and the build, and if her first foal born at Skyrock, Skyrock
Skipper Twist, is any indication, she's going to be Skyrock's top
producer for many years.
has been bred to International Champion Santee Saladin for a March
foal. If you might be interested in this foal, please contact us at email@example.com.
Missy outproduced herself again with Skyrock Sequoia Tee,
sorrel few-cap colt by Santee Saladin, POA ROM Champion. See
After the traumatic loss of her last filly, it's been decided that Missy
will be retired from breeding and enjoy mooching around my folk's place with
no specific job.
Santee Misty Twist has
moved to greener pastures due to liver failure. We will miss her.
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- Driftwood Dixie, POA ROM
Champion, a '91 chestnut roan with
This bombproof cutie-pie is a Driftwood bred POA at Skyrock. Dixie is by St.
Snowstorm, a top producer of Champions, including JBJ's Firestorm,
Int'l Champion and sire of HIS Signal Fire, Int'l Grand Champion; Hercules,
Int'l Champion; JBJ's Ms Sable Snow, SSF winner and I Like It I
Love It ROM(H) . Dixie's dam, Driftwood's Gojetum is the
dam of noted show pony Driftwood's Montego Bay and producer Tough
Miss Ray. She is very stout and with a cute, cute
head and natural eyeliner. With us, Dixie has shown Western and English Equitation and Pleasure, Halter,
Native American Costume and Games. Dixie and her rider won
the 2002 World Championships in Open Costume and Handy Horse, and a Reserve
World Championship in Western Pleasure w/j. At the 2002 Rocky Mountain Regional,
they took 1st in Open Costume, Western Pleasure w/j, and Flags. The team also won the
2002 California State POA High Point for
8&Under Gymkhana, and SCPOAC's High Point in 8&Under Gymkhana, Combined Costume,
Western w/j, English w/t, and were winners of the 2002 William Heald Perpetual
Trophy (second year running).
- FLASH! Dixie and her rider earned Dixie's
ROM(NT) and ROM(C) this year(2003). Dixie also won two National
Medallions: Costume and Single Pole.
- FLASH! Dixie has
earned her POA ROM Championship.
- FLASH! Dixie and her
rider have won for the third straight year The William Heald Perpetual
Dixie foaled a chestnut w/blaze and characteristics filly. See Foals
2011: Dixie is a star! She was in a film shoot at Smashbox Studio in
Hollywood with Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet. Eric was nervous, but not
2012:K and Dixie show Native Costume at their last show. They win the
class. K has officially aged out, and Dixie is now retired to Skyrock.
- 2014: Surrounded by her family, Dixie has
passed on to greener pastures. She was one of a kind, and we will miss her.
Kayla showing Dixie in Native @ 9 years old, and at their last show in 2012 -
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