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Skyrock MovesLikeJagger '12 chestnut snowcap with blaze and 2 stockings (Ultimate Bounce X Miss Lacey Snow)

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Here is the colt everyone looks for! Jagger is a very well balanced homozygous colt - great legs, gorgeous neck and hip, super head! Congress quality colt! He will be very flashy on the rail, and for those looking to be producing colored foals in a few years, he is an outstanding stallion prospect. Mature 55-56". Sired by multiple World and International Champion Ultimate Bounce and out of a great producing daughter of St. Nik's Snowstorm.

Skyrock MovesLikeJagger 2012 Cal-State Futurity Show:  Champion Weanling Colt,  2 Grand Champion Stallions!  This was his first show.

Jagger has been sold and is in his new home in Indiana, where we had a recent update:

"I just wanted to let you know that Jagger is amazing.  I am so glad that we got him from you.  He is developing so well, perfect conformation, with legs that are amazing and a head that is not only full of good looks but incredible brains.  We decided to really go slow with him after we got to know him a little bit and we laid low on the POA circuit last year and just spent tons of time hauling and working with him and getting him completely carefree about the world.  He took to that so well.  We are so excited to hit the road with him this year and have made huge changes in our normal showing to make sure he gets hauled everywhere we can go.  He's going to be fantastic.  (Did his first saddling work the other day, and he handled it like it was not big deal at all....like he handles everything) This was my daughter's first go at putting all of the work herself on a horse.  It is so awesome that his personality is such that I can pretty much stand back and coach her from the sides and it is going great.  Anyway, just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate him...  So....we are looking for another.  If by chance,  you have knowledge of another Ultimate Bounce offspring that is at least started, we'd be interested in knowing about them...  Well, thanks for your time.  I have had lots of horses over time and some really great ones, but I tell you, there is something really special about this Jagger.  Love him.  thanks so much, Candy Colbert, Indiana"

Now, who wouldn't want to get an email like this about a pony they bred? We hope everyone feels this way about their Skyrock ponies!

  • FLASH! We received another update on Jagger, now a 2yo gelding, who looks to be roaning from his pic...:

Here is little Jagger and Cassadi. At two, although super tiny, he is a showmanship machine and beating the big kids :-). He can do complete shankless showmanship patterns with ease too...so cool. She took her first big ride on him today and he was a champ. LOVE him!

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 Skyrock Sable Rain '11 black roan with frost filly, (Ultimate Bounce X Miss Lacey Snow) 

Sable is a very nice refined filly who also has substance. A very nice mover, she will be an awesome rail pony who will be able to Halter as well. After winniing Res. Grand Champion Mare at the 2012 SW Regional, Sable was purchased by the Holden Family of OK, where they have long term plans for her. Good luck Holden Family, and good luck to Sable, who was very hard to let go.

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  • FLASH! We got a call from a very excited Mark Holden the weekend following the SW Regional: the family had taken Sable to a show, not really planning to show her, and at the last minute stuck her in Yearling fillies without even a bath. Guess what? Class Winner, Junior Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Mare, out of about 15 mares shown at Halter that day. Can you say Happy Campers? (Gotta LOVE those blue roans! Pretty even when dirty!)

  • FLASH! Sable was shown at the Riechert, where she won over $1000 in prize money, and at the Congress and National Futurities where she also did well. Thanks to Nikki Ferwerda who conditioned and showed her! Sable is the epitome of the calm, willing POA, acting like a dead broke 12 year old when she is only 2!

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Skyrock Hits The Spot '11 bay with blanket and spots colt (Ultimate Bounce X Suncrest Lullaby)

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Rocky is a bright bay with a perfect blanket and spots, this is the colored show pony you dream of!   By Ultimate Bounce ROM(H), World and International Champion, and out of International Champion Suncrest Lullabye, this colt is full brother to Skyrock Sunrise and Steppn Out With A Bounce. He really reminds me of Suncrest Tomcat, multiple World and Int'l Champion gelding, to whom he is related. Mature 55-56". 

9/4-5/10= At the Cal-State Futurity, Rocky was Champion Weanling Colt. He looked awesome, and was shown to his win by Stacy Lair of Competitor's Edge. This is a very pretty colt - an excellent show prospect. Buy him now, show him in Halter and LongeLine as a yearling, then expect to clean up in JPFC or Junior classes as he goes under saddle. First Show of 2011 - Grand Champion Stallion! Second Show 2011 - Grand Champion Stallion! Are we seeing a trend??? 

Sold to the Lear Family of Norco.

FLASH! Rocky is being shown under saddle by Nicole Lear and looks great. Very smooth and responsive!

2013 pictures:   

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FLASH! Rocky has been sold to a new home in La Canada, CA. The new owner loves him and wants to do trail and possibly show in the future. Good Luck with Rocky!

 

Skyrock Big Tyme Bounce '11 chestnut leopard colt (Ultimate Bounce X Big Tyme Model)

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Super loud color on a very cute colt! "Frankie" didn't even get time to play with us as his new family saw him at only a couple of months of age and bought him right away. The Gassmanns visited him here at Skyrock until he was old enough to wean. They have added him to their growing family and are having fun showing him under his new name "Ruger". 

Ruger was shown in2012 and 2013 and has been lightly started under saddle for 2014. Here are some pictures of him from the 2013 show season: 

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Skyrock Hawk'sAwesumBounce '10 black with large blanket and spots filly (Ultimate Bounce X Queen of Aces)

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This royally bred filly is just what every breeder looks for: charisma, conformation and color. "Brook" has it all. Foaled at Gilbert Hawkin's ranch in northern CA, she ended up back here in SoCal as the Colyn family purchased her. She has been successfully shown in hand for the last couple of years, and went into a couple of classes this year under saddle.  

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1: Waiting for Halter 2: Everyone loves a backscratch 3:BarebackEq -1st time for pony and rider! 4:BIG fanny at the trailer!

We sure like this filly who, at 54", is broad as a barn. She has a pleasant personality and she is the PERFECT color! We expect Brook will have lots of updates as her career progresses! 

 

Skyrock Snowshoes '10 chestnut roan blanket w/spots colt  (Ultimate Bounce X Miss Lacey Snow)

Brenin is one of the nicest colts Skyrock has produced, and we're very pleased to announce he has gone to a new POA family here in our own town of Norco. The Colyns aren't new to horses, as they were showing AQHA for a while, but now have a young daughter, an older POA mare, and now a fancy colt to get them going in the world of POA.  Congrats, and we'll be posting updates, I'm sure! 

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  • FLASH! Brenin - now Hunter - showed at his first 2011 show and took Res. Grand Champion Stallion. Congrats to his new family the Colyns!

  • FLASH! Another Res. Grand for Hunter! He's racking up those Grands and Reserves towards his ROM(H). Congrats!

  • FLASH! Hunter won Yearling Colt Futurity Champion and Reserve Grand Champion at the 2011 Cal-State Futurity!

  • FLASH! Hunter has a new home in Chino with a Vet Tech. We wish them good luck! 

 

Zip N Chip Prince  SpCh '00 chestnut roan w/spots gelding            (Zip N Gold X Miss Gold Chip)

Stoney spent three years here at Skyrock, and earned his Supreme Championship with K.  A new family has purchased him, and he now has FIVE eager kids to give rides to! He now lives in Scottsdale, with his own PASTURE (!), and will hopefully be taking lessons with his new kids with Diana Peaton. Hope to see them at the shows!!

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  • FLASH! Stoney and the Browns are having a great time! On a recent phone call, Dee (mom) let us know that they are certainly enjoying him, and will continue with lessons under Diana, and have set a goal to be showing in the fall! Yay!

  • FLASH! We saw Stoney and his rider at the 2012 SW Regional Show. It looked like they were having fun!

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  • FLASH! Believe it or not, we have purchased Stoney back, and are planning to use him on the trails. Welcome home, Stoney!

 

  • Skyrock Bouncin'Jack Brown '05 seal bay gelding             

            Ultimate Bounce ROM(H) X Skyrock Copper Penny

Jack was born here at Skyrock, and is Bouncer's ONLY (to date) solid foal. However, he is a lovely seal bay, with elegant movement and lots of jump! He was sold to a young lady here in Norco who started him, then he moved to PepperGlen Farms. He is currently owned by Hunter's Pointe in Garden Grove. They report he is "showing and winning". They feel he is a super prospect, and are promoting him as a jumper. Here are some pictures of him. Jack is offered for sale to a private home where he can excel.                                  jacktrot09.JPG (58835 bytes) jackbigjump09.JPG (106429 bytes)

  • FLASH! Jack has found a new family - the Perez family of Yorba Linda. Good luck with Jack!  

 

  • Driftwood Dixie  '91 chestnut roan with spots mare

Dixie has been leased to the Russell /Woodward family of Winchester.  They are currently in training with Shannon Clark of Clark Training Stables at beautiful Shadow Creek Ranch in Hemet.  Skyrock wishes both Grace and Samantha Good Luck with Dixie!

  • FLASH! Dixie has already carried her rider in a show! Dixie and Samantha had a blast at an ETI show where they were getting their feet (and hooves) wet while conditioning for the '09 season.

  • FLASH! While delivering Cowboy (Skyrock California Boy is mom Gizelle's new POA project), we were able to visit with Dixie who was taking a bareback Eq lesson with Grace as we arrived at the ranch. Dixie looks super bright eyed and very happy to have a little girl of her own again. K asked for and got to hop aboard for a nostalgic ride around. That Dixie - everyone loves her!

  • FLASH! At Cal-State's first show of the '09 season, Dixie and Samantha showed in LeadLine and LL Games - They looked great and had such a fun time! Look at that grin!

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  • FLASH! Sammy & Dixie once again had a super day showing at Cal-State's 5/2 show at Sycamore Canyon. You GO, girls!

  • FLASH!  Big sis Grace recently had an outing on Dixie at the ETI Corral 50 show. They rocked! Congrats!

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  • FLASH! Dixie has been leased again for the 2010 season. We're so happy they love Dixie (and I'm sure Dixie is happy to get to stay in Pony Heaven with the Sunset Girls!

  • FLASH! Dixie is staying with her family, who leased her again for 2011. We saw her and her rider at the first show of the season, and Dixie was her usual dreamboat self, sweet as pie and even won a class or two!

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  • FLASH! Dixie and her rider took the Year End All-Around Champions Buckle for 8 & Under! You GO, girls!!

  • FLASH! Dixie goes Hollywood! Smashbox Studios met up with Dixie and the Sunset Ranch girls to film a comedy segment for charity with actor Eric Stonestreet from the TV show Modern Family. Dixie was a pro - nothing bothered her on the busy, loud, crowded set, and her biggest problem was wanting to eat the prop fencing! The girls had make-up applied by real Hollywood make-up artists and had a great time on this big adventure.

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  • FLASH! Dixie is retired from the work arena and is resting at home in her private pen with a tree for shade. Though she is still young for a POA to retire (only 23) a kick to the knee that she received several years ago has brought on arthritis that just can't take being ridden any more. Dixie will be with us forever, as all good ponies deserve, and visitors are welcome!

  • Dixie has passed on to greener pastures. We will miss her. 

 

  • Skyrock California Boy  '08 blue roan w/blanket & spots colt  (Indy's California Debut X Skyrock Copper Penny)

Cowboy has begun his new life with the Russell/Woodward family of Winchester, who are also currently leasing Driftwood Dixie from Skyrock. Cowboy will be "Mom's" project, and be conditioned and shown as a yearling in Halter, LongeLine and In-Hand-Trail. Good Luck Gizelle and Cowboy

  • FLASH! Skyrock California Boy shows at the Cal-State Futurity, winning 2yo Halter Geldings, In-Hand-Trail and Longe-Line, plus the Over-All Two-Year-Old Championship. You Go Cowboy!! He has matured nicely and has retained his blue roan coloring. His family is thinking of breaking him to cart!

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  • FLASH! Gorgeous 2011 update photo from Sunset Ranch. Looks like Cowboy is keeping his stunning blue roan color! He is staying on the smaller side, though, so he might be looking for a home with petite riders, or,  his owners think he would look terrific in harness. Great idea!

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  • FLASH! Cowboy has plans to be shown under saddle this season with Clark Performance Horses' Shannon Clark. Good Luck Cowboy! He is also looking for a new home - so anyone out there looking for a smaller, smart looking blue roan blanket gelding who already has a show record?

 

  • Mr Dakota Chisum  Supreme Champion 2000 sorrel snow-cap gelding

Dakota has been leased by the Espinoza family of Cherry Valley. They have a very clean facility near Riley's Farm in the foothills. Dakota was very excited with his new big paddock (filled with very comfy sand!) and especially the strange, long-eared creature who was braying at him from across the aisle. Tori is really happy with her new riding buddy - and we sure hope to see them at the POA shows!

  • FLASH! Dakota and Tori spent 2009 trail riding and showing locally. They had a great year, and Dakota helped build Tori's confidence to the point that she was able to move to one of the family's own big horses. They love Dakota, and sent us a great "Thank You" note.

  • FLASH! Dakota is now available for a 2010 lease.

  • FLASH! Dakota has been leased for the 2010 show season. The Russell family also has Dixie, and we are very happy that Dakota is going to be spending time with this wonderful family.

  • FLASH!  Dakota has once again been leased to the Russell family. Can't get enough Koda

  • FLASH!  Dakota has been leased to the Machado family for the 2013 Show Season. He and his rider have really hit it off and have already shown at a couple shows last fall. Good Luck!

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  • Flash! Dakota and Ally Machado had a fabulous year! Mr Dakota did what he does so well, and took a rider who was timid because of falls from a couple of naughty ponies (not POAs!!) and, over the course of the year, turned her into a confident, strong rider. In fact, he did his job so well that Ally is now showing EVENTING on a warmblood, and Dakota has put himself out of a job (again). Ally and Dakota had a great Year-End Awards haul: 

    High Point 9-12 Silver Buckle

    1st Western

    1st Gymkhana

    2nd English Flat

    and several other placings. Congratulations, Ally and Dakota, and good luck Ally in your new discipline!

     

  • Flash!  Dakota has been leased by the Barone family of Norco for their daughter, Kadence. Kadence needs some confidence to reach the next level, and Dakota (the Wonder Pony) is right there to give it to her. She plans to show walk/jog this year and may keep Dakota through the following year for 3-gait. We have already seen several postings on Facebook of the fun trail rides the pair has been on - they look like they are having a blast! Good Luck Dakota & Kadence!

 

 

  •    Skyrock Shadowman '08 black leopard colt (Ultimate Bounce X RBR Bunbeatable)

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Shadow has moved to Arizona to be with his new owners, the Fisher Family. He'll be bunking with Coffee Bar Gold, a bay roan gelding that's been successfully showing in the South West for a few years. Shadow will be daughter Katie's Jr. Pony project as she goes through 13-18. Shadow is going to a great home, and we're super happy for him.

  • FLASH!  Well, Shadow stepped off the trailer in AZ and right into the show ring, winning another two Reserve Grand Champion Stallions and another Color class. You GO  Shadow (now Levi) and Katie!

  • FLASH! We saw Levi and Katie at the recent South West Regional at West World in Scottsdale, just as he was walking out of a class of 17 with the blue ribbon! He's tough to beat at Color! Congrats, Katie & Levi!

  • FLASH! We saw Levi and Katie at the 2010 Rocky Mtn. Regional and Western Classic. With only a few rides under saddle, Levi and Katie placed in several classes and showed great promise with his outstanding movement. As of August, Levi is #1 in the Nation Two-Year-Old Gelding. Congrats!

  • FLASH! Levi now has his ROM(H) and is well on his way to his Supreme. His rider is moving to another breed, and Levi is for sale. 

  • Flash! Levi has been sold to an Open Show family - Good Luck with Levi!

 

  • SteppnOut With ABounce '05 black leopard Gelding (Ultimate Bounce X Suncrest Lullabye)

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  • FLASH! Rascal is back with the Sanga's after a couple years in a field, and WOW - after just a few weeks of clean up and conditioning - first show: Grand Champion Gelding, plus 1st place Color! Congratulations! 

  • FLASH! Rascal showed in the 2/3 year old Futurity classes at the Cal-State Show. He was entered in Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle and Trail. I watched this gelding from the rail and his performance was AWESOME - movement and responsiveness like a much older more experienced show pony! This gelding is TOPS! Exactly the type of offspring we were looking for when we started standing Bouncer. Congrats Rascal and Stacy Lair on your Futurity wins, plus the Over-All 2/3 year old High Point Award! And congrats to Gina Sanga, for having the gumption to breed Lullabye to Bouncer in the first place!

  • FLASH! We just got an update on Rascal from his new family in the Midwest. He and his rider had an awesome 2010 year - especially since it's their first year in the older age group! Here are his results:

                   High Point Most Colorful
                        High Point Western Pleasure 9-12 Girls
                        High Point Flags 9-12
                        Res. High Point Open Walk-Trot
                        Res. High Point HUS 9-12
                        Res. High Point Junior Western Pleasure 18 & U
                        Res. High Point Trail 9-12
                        Res. High Point Four & Older Medium Gelding
                        Res. High Point Horsemanship 9-12 Girl
                        Res. High Point Bareback Eq. 9-12 Girl
                        Res. High Point Huntseat Eq. 9-12 Girl

                        Plus second in Trail at the State Fair!    Rascal's rider competed with an average of 15-20 rider/pony teams in each class during the show season; the best in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Indiana!  Congratulations to Robin, Reagan (& Rascal), and thank you to his family for taking this awesome gelding and making him into the Champion he had the potential to become.
 

 

  • Skyrock RedHotChiliPepper  '06 sorrel w/characteristics filly (Ultimate Bounce X Driftwood Dixie)

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Congratulations to the Deaville Family of Lake Elizabeth CA on the purchase of Pepper. She is a Christmas present for their family and will break out under the guidance of Tania Deaville, and later be a trail /all-around pony for their boys. Watch for updates!

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  • FLASH! Here is - brrrr! - Pepper in the snow, taken just before her big debut on Christmas. She's snug in her blanket and looking happy!

  • FLASH! Just had a spring '09 update from the Deavilles: Pepper (now 3) is doing well, the kids crawl all over her, and they are looking to buy her a saddle of her very own. They promise pictures soon, and report that she may have a few spots under her shedding winter coat. 

  • FLASH! Pepper has been bought back, and is now home at Skyrock. She is a ranch broke pony, and we will be giving her a show ring tune-up and/or may breed her.

 

 

  • Skyrock Sienna  '06 bay snowflake filly (Ultimate Bounce X Skyrock Copper Penny)

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    Congratulations to Elaine Angle of New Jersey, who purchased Sienna via photos, email and phone calls. Her granddaughters are very excitedly waiting for Sienna to arrive. She will be leaving California for the first time and traveling farther than any Skyrock-born POA to date: clear across the country to her new home. We eagerly await news on how our pretty girl does with her new family.

  • FLASH! Sienna made it all the way to New Jersey in great shape. Elaine says she's just beautiful, and granddaughter Mandy is very happy.

  • FLASH! Sienna won the Year-End SCPOAC 2007 2&Under Filly Championship, as well as the 2&Under Triad Championship.

  • FLASH! We had an update email from Sienna's owners: she is doing very well - her little girl just loves her, and she will be started under saddle soon. 

 

  • CE Ultimate Style '06 bay w/ blanket & spots filly (Ultimate Bounce X Preppie Style)

            Congratulations to Katy Morgan of Heaven Sent POAs of Morongo Valley on her purchase of Ultimate Style (Ultimate Bounce X Preppie Style) from Competitor's Edge. What a great home this pretty filly will have, and - her little sister or brother  will be joining her in 07, as Katy's daughter Chelsea's mare My Little Irish Clover is in foal to Bouncer. Bouncer Babies in Yearling and Weanling classes - we should have loads to report!

  • FLASH! Phoebe (Ultimate Style) showed for the first time and was Reserve Champion in her Halter Class, and Reserve Junior Champion over-all for young mares. Congratulations Matlocks!

  • FLASH! Phoebe continues to rock, picking up 2 firsts and 2 Jr. Champions at the recent Ponyrama at Casner Ranch, and then a Grand Championship May 26th. Congrats!

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  • FLASH!  Phoebe has been sold to the Churchill Family of Cherry Valley. Daughter Amanda plans to break her out and show her as her Junior Pony. Congratulations, Katy on finding such a great home, and All the Best Luck to the Churchills and Phoebe

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Phoebe and Amanda showing together for the first time in Hunter In Hand 

  • FLASH! Phoebe and Amanda showed at the 2008 Cal-State Futurity in the Two-Year-Old division, winning Halter, Longe-Line and In-Hand Trail. She has just been started under saddle. Congratulations!

  • FLASH! Phoebe started off 2011 taking Cindy (Amanda's mom) into some 19 & over classes at our first show of the season. Phoebe made some record times in the games classes (oops! I mean record for slow haha!) but everyone had fun!

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  • J-Bar BouncinDotCom  '05 bay few spot filly (Ultimate Bounce X CAs Sabrina)   

Congratulations to Jan Loveless and her filly J-Bar BouncinDotCom - a gorgeous few spot bay filly out of their good mare CAs Sabrina. We expect a great show career from this filly!  

 

  • FLASH!  Dot  showed in Texas at the end of May'06 with Nikki Ferwerda  and won her In-Hand Trail class. She also won Yearling Lunge Line. Nikki says she's an excellent mover and will make a great rail pony. Her dam, CA's Sabrina is being rebred for an '07 foal.

  • FLASH!  JBar Bouncin Dot Com won the Yearling LongeLine class at the July 2006 International!! Congratulations J-Bar Ranch and Jan B. Loveless, owner, and Nikki Ferwerda who showed Dot to her Championship. 

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  • FLASH!   Dot did it again! At the 2006 National Futurities in Des Moines, she was the Over-All High Point Yearling, winning the John Kennedy Memorial Yearling Triad Award. This Award combines the scores from Yearling Lungeline, Halter and In-Hand-Trail for an Over-All Championship. Congratulations!

  • FLASH! Dot showed under saddle with Nikki Ferwerda in the  2007 JPFC 2yo division at the POAC Nationals. She placed 6th over-all against the best two-year-olds in the country. Congratulations to Jan Loveless and Dot!

  • FLASH! Dot was the 2007 High Point Mare for the state of Texas! Congrats Jan & Nikki! 

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  • FLASH! Dot and Nikki have had an AWESOME 2008 season so far: Highlights:

                * MID-WEST REGIONAL              

    Reserve Grand Champion Mare
    1st JPFC Trail
    1st JPFC HUS
    4th JPFC WPl
    1st JPFC Reining
    High Point 3/4 Yr JPFC
     
    *INTERNATIONAL

    with Nikki Ferwerda showing:
    1st JPFC Trail
    3rd 3 yr Old Mares
    8th Most Colorful Mares
    2nd JPFC HUS
    2nd JPFC Reining
    7th JPFC Western Pleasure
    High Point JPFC 3/4 Yr Old

    with Monica Madsen showing:
    1st Youth 2/3 Yr Western Pleasure Futurity 
    7th Jr Western Pleasure
    7th Jr Hunter Under Saddle
    4th Youth 2/3 Yr Hunter Under Saddle Futurity  

    Dot has been sold to the Geller family of Minnesota - Good luck Dot and Stephanie from Skyrock and Ultimate Bounce!

     

 

  • CE The Ultimate Pleasure  '05 smoky black sno-cap filly (Ultimate Bounce X Preppie Style)

                "Hope" was purchased from Stacy Lair by Tirzah Cross of  Picture Perfect Farm in Oregon. Tirzah is very happy with her and has shown her to the North West Regional Yearling Filly Championship. Congratulations Tirzah, and good luck with Hope!

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                 CE The Ultimate Pleasure: North West Regional Champion Yearling Filly

                

  • DUALLY'S DAZZLING STAR '01 POA mare, black sno-cap.

Dazzle is a black roan sno-cap mare. She is a granddaughter of ApHC Rock Star, a leading sire of Halter and performance Champions, World Champions and Medallion Winners, who is by AQHA World Champion Skippa Star. Dazzle's dam, Miss LA Rock Star,  is Abdull's Pok-A-Son bred on the bottom. Dazzle's Sire, Dual Plaudit, International Grand Champion Stallion, is the sire of Quicksilver Deuce, Int'l Champion Sm. Stallion ROM(H); Dual Sensation, Int'l Res. Grand Champion Mare; X-RDs Margarita, National high-point 3yo mare and ROM(H); and Traces of Lace, National high-point yearling filly and ROM(H) - just to name a very few. Dual Plaudit is by POA legend Plaudit's Crusader, and is out of Ruth's famous mare, HIS Fancy Feather, dam of many World and International Champions, including His Signal Fire, International Grand Champion Gelding, and the noted sire HIS Fancy Carbine

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  • FLASH!  Dazzle has been bred to Bouncer for a 2005 foal. (see Skyrock Ruby Six on the Foal's Page.)

  • FLASH! Dazzle is being re-bred for a 2006 Bouncer foal.

  • FLASH! Dazzle has been SOLD! Her new owners live in Germany, where Dazzle and her May '06 Bouncer filly will be joining their growing POA herd to help develop the POA industry in Europe. See Foals Page for photos of this fantastic few-spot filly!

  • FLASH! Dazzle's filly, Dazzle's Sugar Babe, was the featured center-fold in a well respected German sport horse magazine! See "News" page for more details.

  • FLASH! Dazzle's gorgeous 2009 black with huge spotted blanket colt sold to POA breeders in France as a stallion prospect. Congrats Anina!

  • Flash! 2010 season: Dazzle produced yet another awesome black spotted colt! Congratulations!

                                                 

 

  • Skyrock Ruby Six  '05 POA mare, black roan w/hip blanket, star.

         Ruby is the first foal by Bouncer, and it was tough to let her go! She is a diamond,    and new owner Alyssa Brown of Oregon is one lucky lady. Just to prove how  good she is- on the way to her new home, Ruby picked up the Western Classic Weanling Fillies Championship. Alyssa sent us this photo of Ruby in her new home, with pasture buddy, Alyssa's 16 yr. old POA mare. Good Luck!

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  • FLASH! Skyrock Ruby Six showed at the 2005 World Show in OR and earned the Reserve World Championship for Weanling Fillies! Congratulations, Alyssa!

  • FLASH! Ruby Six has a new home for fall 2006: with Rhonda Hoadley of Lakeshore POA Farm in Idaho. Rhonda says, "I am also very excited about this purchase of a Bouncer daughter, she looks really nice and I can't wait to get her and use her for my show filly!" We are very happy for Rhonda, too - she has some nice ponies and Ruby will have a great new home.

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                                                                Ruby at one year

 

  • FLASH! Skyrock Ruby Six has been a busy girl accumulating Halter points towards her ROM(H) for her new owner, Rhonda Hoadley. Rhonda sent us some updated photos - WOW! has Ruby filled out! Now two, Rhonda is super happy with Ruby's looks and movement, as she will eventually be her daughter's show pony. Thanks for the update on Bouncer's first foal!

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                                                   Skyrock Ruby Six @ two years

  • FLASH! Ruby was shown at the 2008 North West Regional in Caldwell ID over Labor Day weekend. With only 45 rides on her, this smaller sized Medium mare showed in 2/3 year-old Western Pleasure and won the class. The team then went on to ride in games, and wow - what a willing girl Ruby is! Not knowing patterns, she responded so well to her rider's signals that she actually turned in some decent times and placed in the classes! Not only is Ruby super willing and responsive, she has just great over-all good looks, and we were very impressed with how she has turned out. Congrats to Rhonda Hoadley and to Ruby's rider, Breanna Pogue.

  • ps: Ruby has been bred to BR Rocking Rebel for a 2009 foal, and as "Frankie" is a cremello son of Santee Saladin, they are expecting some unusual color.

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  • FLASH! Ruby foaled a dun colt with blanket, star & snip! He is gorgeous and Ronda is super happy with him. He is a big, well made colt, and Bouncer's first grand-foal.

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  • FLASH! Ruby is up for sale! She spent 2011 being a lead-line mount for a little boy, but he is no longer riding her. 

  • FLASH! Ruby has a new family and is in training.

 

  • Gold's Mistie Acapella  '93 POA Mare, near palomino roan.

Bonnie served as Skyrock's top show pony for 2004 and a portion of 2005. She excelled in Costume and Games, and gave her rider some good shows, earning nearly 1500 Timed points, and in 2004, Bonnie won the William Heald Perpetual Trophy, and Cal-State and SCPOAC 9-12 High Point Games. At her last show with us, Bonnie showed in her favorite classes at the '05 Western Classic, and then headed home with the Jenkins family of Idaho, to be a show and around the ranch pony for their three boys. We wish them all the best!

  • FLASH! At their first show, Bonnie and her 9-12 rider won their Open Western Pleasure w/j class! Way to go!

  • FLASH! Bonnie and her rider A.J. won 2006 Reserve Champion Over-All 12-14 Year End High Point for the Idaho POA Club. Great job, Bonnie and A.J.!

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                                            Bonnie with her rider for their last "Skyrock" barrels run. 

  • FLASH! Great shot of Hank Jenkins and Reagan Hoadley at their May 12th show. Bonnie takes care of the little kids! Bonnie is very close to her ROM(T) and nearing her ROM(NT). The Hoadley's are going to check her points record to see. She has been bred to CEL's Dream On for an '08 foal. That should be a great cross. Bonnie is currently for sale.

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  • Skyrock Indigo Moon '03 POA mare, black roan w/white over hips.

Indigo is a yearling filly out of famed producing mare, Suncrests Moonbeam. We've long admired Moonbeam, a daughter of the legendary mare Suncrests Forever Amber (producer of Supreme Champions Suncrests Kandi-Bar, Suncrests Doughboy, Suncrests Big Mac etc etc). Moonbeam herself has produced many champions, including Suncrests Amber Moon -World and International Champion and Record breaking mare at the Sale, and Suncrests Moonshine, World and International Champion and High Point JPFC saddle winner. Indigo's sire is Multiple World Champion and World and International Champion Sire, Suncrests Tattoo, sire of many champions, including Suncrests Magic Moment, World & International Champion and JPFC High Point 2yo. With breeding like this, Indy is sure to be a champion. Indigo is a black with a cute "tornado" shaped blaze. She has white patches over her hips and lots of  frost. She is roaning as well, so there will be even more flash in the future. Indy will mature in the Large Mares category, and will be competitive at Halter and Longe Line, and is a definite JPFC and Jr Pony prospect.

  • FLASH! Indy has been sold to the Peaton Family of AZ. She'll be shown JPFC. Good Luck Peatons and Indy!

  • FLASH!  Indy won South West Regional Champion 2 year old Filly in Scottsdale in April. Diane reports she is doing well under saddle, with an exceptional lope, and we should see her at the Cal-State Futurities in August (2005).

  • FLASH!  Indy and her owners have had a slight change in plans. Diana has moved aside for daughter Lindsay, as Lindsay's gorgeous mare JOF Skippa Scotch (Penny) is recovering from surgery. The pair went to their first show in September, and Indy took Res. Grand Champion Mare, and they then went on to high placings, 2nds & 3rds, in every class entered, all classes full. Lindsay plans for Indy to be her Junior Pony, as Penny will move into Senior next season. Good Luck Indy and Lindsay!! 

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  • FLASH! Indy and Lindsay showed at the West Coast Classic and did really well - Reserve Champion Overall in the George Bishop Futurity! Congratulations!

  • FLASH! Indy and the Peatons become our first "Skyrock" Supreme Champions! Congratulations, Skyrock Indigo Moon and the Peaton Family!

 

 
  • Summer Gold, '92 POA mare, chestnut with roaning. Summer is by Santee Gold Hancock, Supreme Champion and World and International Champion and a son of Tough Plaudit, Premier Sire, and out of Sage Hen's Flashy, a mare owned by the Johnson family of Hollister CA, who produced an astounding 17 POAs for the Johnson's, many of whom became Champions and one, JK's Prince, who became a Supreme Champion. Summer produced Skyrock Lakota Gold for us, and was one of Skyrock's show ponies for the 2000 season. She is very competitive in Medium Mares Halter with her gorgeous head and muscled build. Summer ended the year with a National Medallion and the William Heald Perpetual Trophy.  
  • FLASH!  Summer has been purchased by Courmier Quarter Ponies and POAs of Riverside, CA. They are very excited to be adding Summer to their broodmare band, and are looking forward to her first Courmier foal in 2004 by ApHC Saint Bright.
  • FLASH!  Summer has foaled a lovely chestnut filly - blaze and four stockings with hip speckles. Talk about flash! 

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  • Skyrock Sugar Buzz, a '00 solid bright bay mare out of Driftwood's Velvet Sheba (see below) by AQHA Clem's Buzzie. As she was born with no characteristics, and therefore would never color up, Sugar was sold to a family in Norco to be a companion for their aging Eventer. Called Minnie Me at their barn because she so resembles the old Eventer, she was started in English and began her over fences show career this year (2004). Her family is very happy to report that Minnie - show name Fortune Cookie - was shown at five 'A' shows this year and acquired two Reserve Championships and at her final show in Santa Barbara, won the Championship. We are so happy that this quality pony found a home to love her and show her to her potential! It just goes to show you that quality is quality, and POAs are more than spots.

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sugarpose2.jpg (235287 bytes)   Sugar (Minnie Me/Fortune Cookie) at recent 'A' show in almost the same pose. What a beautiful girl! 

  • FLASH!  Sugar/Minnie Me has been bred to a top flight Welsh stallion from the east coast. She is the FIRST non-Welsh or non-TB that has been approved. Her owners are very excited about this '06 foal, and so are we!
  • FLASH!  Minnie has foaled a carbon copy of herself: a lovely bay filly, with a snip and two hind socks. Her owners are delighted with how easily Minnie has recovered and how cute and energetic this filly is. Name and photos soon!

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  • Skyrock Lakota Gold

POA '99 chestnut w/frost Filly to Julianna Coombs of OK

Codee is by Lakota Tough Steel, North West Regional Yearling Halter Futurity Winner, and 2000 NW Region Circuit High Point Winner, and sire of Futurity winners. Lakota Tough Steel is double bred East Acres Double Tough, Premier Sire, ROM(H), ROM(NT), and the pony who changed the standard for POAs. His dam is Cookie's Sweetie, a fine performance and producing POA by Doc's Tough Cookie.

Codee is out of Summer Gold, a gorgeous mare  who ended the 2000 show season as a National Medallion winner, and the recipient of the William Heald Perpetual Trophy. Summer is by Santee Gold Hancock, Supreme Champion, Multiple World and International Champion, who is by Tough Plaudit, Premier Sire, International Superior Champion, and sire of dozens of World and International Champions. Summer's dam is Sage Hen's Flashy, an outstanding performance and producing mare, dam of multiple champions and a Supreme Champion.

Skyrock would like to congratulate Julie Coombs on her purchase of Codee. Julie's plan is to JPFC Codee for the 2003/4 seasons and then re-sell to a show family. 

  • Flash! Codee, under the guidance of Julie Coombs, placed 3rd at the 2004 International Reining Futurity. We are so proud and a big Congratulations to Julie who has brought Codee so far! 
  • Flash! Codee has been purchased by Diane Roby who is thrilled with her, and is very happy with her level of training and the confidence Codee gives her when riding. Diane plans to show Codee Open in Jumping, and do Competitive Trail Riding with her. Congratulations, Diane, on a terrific mare!
  • Flash! Codee and Diane have competed in their first Endurance Ride - a 25 miler. Diane and Codee have been training for the distance and are well prepared for their goal of earning a POA Endurance Medallion for 2005. They have also been taking Dressage lessons. Can you say versatile? Good Luck, you two!

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  • FLASH!  Codee was featured in an article on POAs and Dressage in the July 2005 issue of the POA magazine. Her owner wrote the article, promoting dressage as an outlet for POAs owned by adults who wish to show, and as additional training beneficial for ponies who are currently showing POA. WooHoo!
  • FLASH! Codee and Diane had an outstanding 1st Dressage show, winning  FIRST in Intro A, FIRST in Intro B, FIRST in Dressage Eq. (W/T),  and High Point Amateur. Diane says she received many comments on Codee - how pretty she was and how well she moved, and lots of raised eyebrows when they learned she'd only begun training in April. Look at this photo - What a beauty!

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  • FLASH! Codee and Diane won the Year-end high point for Dressage Pony in their club. Congratulations!!

 

  • Skyrock MsTeeque, a '98 dark grulla with roaning and spots filly by multiple World and International Champion, Santee Saladin and out of Driftwood's Velvet Sheba.  MsTee is now owned by the Lynch family of Arizona. As MsTee is our first 'Skyrock' bred pony, we are naturally interested in her progress. The Lynch's report they absolutely adore MsTee,  and they can't get over her calm and easy demeanor whether at home or at shows. Samantha is currently riding MsTee in Junior Pony classes, and Sydney is riding her in 9-12 Games. Plans are to take her to the World this summer. Good Luck MsTee and the Lynch Family.
  • Flash! MsTee was shown at the 2003 World Show in Spanish Fork where she placed in several classes, including Halter! Congratulations!
  • Flash! MsTee  once again showed at the POA World Show, 2004, and was very successful, placing in many classes. 
  • Flash! MsTee has been offered for sale by the Lynch family. Their daughter's legs are getting too long for her! I watched MsTee at the Western Classic in Utah over the 24/25 of June, and she has become a very consistent, good minded pony 

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  • Driftwood's Velvet Sheba, an '85 loud bay roan with blanket and spots mare, was our first POA. She was the perfect LeadLine mare and did very well for us for four years in that capacity. By EZ2C Leo, International Champion producer, and out of Driftwood Gay Lea, ApHC, who produced six International Champions, Velvet was bred by one of the founders of POA, Ray Pietz. While at Skyrock, Velvet produced Skyrock MsTeeque and Skyrock Sugar Buzz.  A bold mare, who excelled in English and jumping, Velvet is now owned by a family in Iowa. She was bred to Santee Saladin for a June '01 foal

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  • Flash! Velvet foaled a full sister to Skyrock MsTeeque. A stunning buckskin with loads of dun factor and white spots on the hips, Velvet's owners report this filly is gentle as a lamb! Her name: Skyrock's Ginger Lady. 
  • Ginger has been purchased by Joan Petersen of IA for her granddaughter, Emily. Good Luck with Ginger!
  • Flash! Skyrock Sugar Buzz, a four year old ID POA (Driftwood's Velvet Sheba X Clem's Buzzie AQHA), has entered the field of show jumping and eventing! Her owners are delighted with her, and call her "Mini Me" because she closely resembles (minus about 3 hands!) their older Grand Prix jumper. Good luck with the jumping career! (see her own Update section here!)
  • Flash!  Skyrock's Ginger Lady and her recently graduated trainer/rider, Josie, (cousin of Emily) plan to enter the 19 & Over division this year, and possibly compete at the Futurities in Iowa. Good Luck Josie and Ginger!
  • Flash! During her limited show season this year, Skyrock's Ginger Lady went Grand Champion Halter Pony, and with her rider Emily, took 2nd in a very large w/t class, and last year they won the showmanship class together. Ginger has been bred to Sleepy Hollow Max for a 2006 foal, and everyone is very excited about that. Max has a reputation of throwing good minded, buckskin/palomino babies, so it will be interesting to see what this cross brings.
  • Flash!  Ginger foaled a gorgeous grulla with blanket and spots filly. Congratulations!
  • Flash!  Skyrock's Ginger Lady and her filly Kiss Me Im Irish placed top ten in both Weanling Fillies and Mare & Foal at the 2006 International. Excellent first time out! Congratulations Josie! 

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  • FLASH! We have had a 2011 update from Velvet's rider, Katie, who is sharing Velvet with her best friend Brie who lives in Mason City, IA.  Velvet, who is 26 this year, is active as ever, showing in Western Pleasure last year (and barrels (see photo)) and has recently switched to English. All I can say is she looks great, and will likely be competing into her 30s at the rate she's going. Velvet's dam, Driftwood Gay Lea, was producing foals into her late twenties, and maybe early thirties, so Velvet has the longevity gene.  Congrats to Katie and Brie, who were thrilled to hear about Velvet's saga and her royal lineage.

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  • Skyrock Skipper Twist

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An absolutely stunning colt, Skipper is everything a POA breeder could ask for, and then some. A pretty headed, straight legged, long necked colt, he has color to burn! He's Liver Chestnut with a pretty blaze and a high rear stocking. But the best is behind him, as he sports a blanket to mid-back loaded with quarter-sized spots. He is flashy flashy flashy in the show ring!

With his Skipper W Quarter Horse blood, he's already showing a tremendous muscle tone, and he's tough to beat at halter, but he also has a floaty, soft lope that is just lovely and will make him shine at the rail as well.

This is a tremendous colt with a quiet disposition, who has the ability to be a top sire or a fabulous show gelding. According to his cannon bone measurement, he should mature a stout 55 1/2", and be a definite world class mount.

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  • FLASH!  Skipper won the Cal-State Yearling Halter Futurity at the Fairplex at Pomona (and went Grand Champion under both judges at the Ponyrama held concurrently)!

  • FLASH!  Skipper took a Reserve Champion in Yearling Colts, and a 5th (out of 15) in Lunge-Line and won the Small Stallion Stakes at the 2003 POA International in Tennessee!
    FLASH!   Skipper stood World Champion Yearling Stallion at the 2003 POA World Show in Spanish Fork, beating a field of very nice colts. Skipper was 11 months old at this show. At the last minute, we threw him into Yearling Lunge Line. Guess what?  Reserve World Champion!

  • FLASH!   Skipper won Yearling Stallions, Jr. Champion Stallion and was Res. Grand Champion Stallion (behind Bouncer)  at the Rocky Mountain Regional in Spanish Fork. 

  • FLASH!    Skipper took Reserve Grand Champion Stallion (behind Bouncer)  at the 2003 South West Regional Show in Scottsdale AZ, placing over a field of several good colts and mature stallions. Showing as a yearling, he was actually only 8 1/2 months old at this show. He is only going to get better!

Skipper has been sold!

Congratulations to Lauren Aguilera of Just Heavenly POAs in Northern California on her purchase of this fine colt!

  • FLASH!  Skipper is standing at stud in Northern California.

  • FLASH!  Due to owner circumstances, Skipper is  offered for sale.