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Driftwood Dixie Now Grazing Greener Pastures

Our great old mare Dixie has gone ahead, and we will sure miss her. Dixie has spent the last couple of years hanging out in her tree covered pen by our bedroom window. She had developed arthritis from a nasty kick to the knee acquired when she was 12, and she was being kept comfortably as a pasture puff. K was able to come home from college and spend a day with her, and she left surrounded by family, after munching down two flakes of hay (which she had been forbidden to eat since her bad colic episode a few years ago). Dixie was one of the greats - the perfect POA.

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Kayla Graduates POA & Colts Win at the Futurity

This past August 24 & 25 Futurity Shows were very successful and yet bittersweet. Kayla rode her last class as a Youth on Sunday. We pulled both Dixie and Penny, former mounts for Kayla, and did some nostalgic classes. Kayla rode Dixie - her 8 & Under pony - in Costume wearing her Navajo Native Americam outfit. This costume was first worn with Dixie when Kayla was 8 years old! 

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Kayla then rode catch ride on the beautiful mare Desert Queen in Hunter Under Saddle classes, pretty well sweeping every class she entered.

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At the end of both days came the excitement, as Kayla rode Penny in Games! Pen was so excited to be there after two years of retirement (even still tubby from Copper) that she just about unseated Kayla as they did their first run on Saturday. However, they got it together and had a blast both Saturday and Sunday. Just after their Texas Rollback run on Sunday, Kayla was asked to dismount in the arena. Shawn Wiest, our President, presented her with a lovely bouquet, and her dad, (the announcer) shared some of her career highlights. It was awesome.

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Our 2012 foal crop did well, too! Skyrock Moves Like Jagger won the Colt's Futurity, with Skyrock Copper Operator coming in Reserve. Jagger picked up two Grand Champion Stallions, and Copper was right there with two Reserve Grands.

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What a great show!

 

 

Introducing HOTROD!

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Heeeeeere's RODDY! Poor fellow - showed up at our place Friday morning - got bathed and clipped on Saturday, and shown on Sunday! Poor K, too! She had fun showing Roddy, but she's sure not used to setting up a pony who is that SHORT! He did win a ribbon, though! What are we doing with this super-cute bundle of pony? He is a resident of TIER, a rescue facility here in SoCal that we volunteer for occasionally. TIER called us Friday morning with a dilemma - they are full up, as so many of our rescues are, but were wanting to take in an injured horse in desperate need of medical care. Could we take in Roddy as a foster to free up a stall?  SURE! 

Roddy is a 9 year old black gelding with lots of pretty chrome - he sure handles like he has been a show pony at some time in his life - we were able to clip and trailer him like an old pro. He's about 10.2, and looks like he might be a Welsh X Mini.  A history report says he is broke to ride, and I found a small saddle gall scar on his withers, so I think that may be so, though he has not been evaluated for riding. He'd be awfully cute in a cart, and heck, who knows - he may already be trained for it. He is currently living with us, but is available for adoption through TIER, True Innocents Equine Rescue. Please visit their website for adoption details, and call us if you'd like to spend some time with Hotrod.

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Hot Rod has been adopted! Thanks for all your Support!

 

 

Max and Sable do us proud at the 2012 South West Regional

April 14 & 15 saw our two yearlings competing in Scottsdale AZ at the S.W.Regional. They trailered well (Thanks, Wiest Family!) ad were very well behaved at the stalls. Max won Grand Champion Stallion, and Sable really showed well, winning her Yearling Fillies class, her Longe-Line class and then standing Res. Grand Champion Mare in a tough field of nice mares.  Both yearlings were admired quite a bit, and one family just couldn't make the drive home to Oklahoma without Sable in their trailer. Congratulations Holden Family on your purchase of Skyrock Sable Rain, and good luck with this fine filly! 

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Congratulations Skyrock Indigo Moon! Supreme Champion!

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Skyrock POAs is super happy to announce our first "Skyrock" Supreme Champion, Skyrock Indigo Moon. Indy was purchased by the Peaton family in AZ as an 18 mo. old and has been shown and trained by the Peatons and students of the Peatons ever since. She was awarded her Supreme at the POA Convention in February 2012.  Thanks, Diana and Lindsay for doing a great job with this girl!

 

Mr Royal Tee and K Clean Up at Year End Awards

K and Joey had an amazing year, which makes us very happy, as K is now in college and even though she is eligible to show one more year, she will likely only be able to make one or two shows just for fun in 2012. At the Awards Banquet, K was stunned as they kept calling her name. She and Joey brought home 2011 Over-All Champion Halter Gelding, the Gelding Stakes Award, and the 13-18 Over-All High Point Buckle. Congratulations, you two!!

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Skyrock Snowshoes 3rd in Nation Weanling Colt!

This was a huge surprise, as we hadn't shown Brenin very much in 2010. Usually you need to campaign pretty hard to make the National standings, but I guess the Colorado trip to the RM Regional and the Western Classic put him in contention. Heck, we'll take it!

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Skyrock Copper Penny ROM(T)!!!

We applied for Penny's ROM(T) thinking that she hadn't yet earned it but wanting to see how much further we had to go - surprise!! Her paperwork came back with her Register of Merit certificate. Congrats to Perry Brown, Penny's "Dad" at Skyrock West, and to K, who put every single point on her (over 1700 points).

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Skyrock Hits The Spot Makes a Mark at His First Show

Rocky was a big hit at his first show, winning the Cal-State Futurity Weanling Colts Class, and earning his first Reserve Grand Champion Stallion! He looked great thanks to Stacy Lair at Competitor's Edge, who had only 3 weeks to take him from 'pasture' to 'fabulous'. His stand-out color makes him hard to miss in the ring.

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Skyrock Snowshoes brings home Res. Grand Champion Stallion from the 2010 Western Classic 

The Rocky Mountain Regional and Western Classic Shows, held in Loveland Colorado over the 4th of July weekend were a success for Skyrock.  K and Skyrock Copper Penny earned the rest of the Regional Timed Points needed for her ROM(T), plus had a couple of phenomenal HUS rides. Brenin did very well, too, starting at the Regional where he won Res. Jr. Champion. At the Classic, he really wowed them, as under three judges, he won his class, was Junior Champion, and then went on to take Res. Grand Champion Stallion over a field of yearlings, 2yos, 3yos and 4yos. Brenin was the only weanling in the field. He was also super popular back at the stalls, where he had lots of visitors and earned many hugs and scratches. (such a good boy!) The trip was long (4 days solid traveling, plus 5 days in Loveland) but we saw lots of beautiful scenery and some wildlife including a pronghorn, a fox and a golden eagle! Awesome trip!

TF Whole Lotta Pretty 2009 Res. International Weanling Filly Champion

Bouncer's only 2009 offspring, owned by Johnny Brown of Texas and out of a gorgeous Mister Respect daughter, LVO Whole Lotta Respect, showed at one show in 2009. The International. This super sorrel snow-cap filly brought home the Res. Champion Honors. LVO Whole Lotta Respect is back in foal to Bouncer for 2010 - another champion for sure!  Congratulations!

 

Skyrock Copper Penny Third in Nation in '08 13-18 Open Show Program

Our ex-broodmare, Skyrock Copper Penny, who is currently being conditioned and trained for gymkhana and HUS, surprised us with her qualifying for top five in POAC's Open Show Program. Penny and K showed at several Open Gymkhanas last year, doing very well despite being new to the game, and ended up 3rd Over-All in the Nation in the 13-18 Division. Way to Go Penny & K!!

 

Skyrock Ruby Six, Bouncer's first foal, delivers Bouncer's first grand-get!

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"Rock Me Rebel" (name pending)

(BR Rockin Rebel X Skyrock Ruby Six)

This is a grand slam first grand-get for Bouncer- A gorgeous dun colt with a snow-cap blanket, and cute-as-can-be star and snip. He's also a grandson of Santee Saladin, as his sire, BR Rockin Rebel is a cremello son of Mr T's.  Congratulations to Lake Shore POA Farm and Rhonda Hoadly on this lovely colt!

 

 

Skyrock Weanlings Dominate Cal-State Futurity 

Cal-State POAC  held it's annual PonyRama, B&P and Futurity this weekend (Aug 23&24). We had entries in the Weanling Colts and Weanling Fillies divisions. Our black leopard colt, Skyrock Shadowman, took first place under all three judges, winning both the Futurity and the POA classes. He then went on to win two Grand Champion Stallions, plus a Reserve Grand. Shadow's half sister, bay fewspot Skyrock Sunrise, took two firsts and a second under the judges, also winning her Futurity, and going on to win a Grand Champion Mare and a Reserve Grand. Sunny is 4 1/2 months old! In the Over-All standings, both Sunny and Shadow competed in the In-Hand-Trail class (a little sibling rivalry!) and though Sunny rocked in In-Hand-Trail, with the combined scores, Shadow edged her out for the Over-All Championship, and Sunny had to be content with Reserve Over-All. Little brother Skyrock California Boy placed 4th in the Colt's Futurity (2nd under one judge!) - but got MANY compliments on just how cute, calm and well mannered he is - don't worry, though - he'll catch up to his older sibs and start kicking tail as he grows.

We are super pleased with this year's crop - they are awesome!

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Zip N Chip Prince:

SUPREME CHAMPION!

Stoney and his rider K showed at the 2008 Rocky Mountain Regional in Spanish Fork, UT, and while there were able to run their Supreme Champion Victory Lap, as Stoney earned the final few points he needed towards his National Award.

We are so proud of K and Stoney!!

This marks the second Supreme Champion Pony for K within the last 2 years.  K wants to take a break, and will be schooling Skyrock Copper Penny for games. (NO BANDING!!)

 

 

Skyrock POAs hosts

      Norco Junior Horsemen's Assoc.

We all had a great time here at Skyrock Saturday, March 22, as we hosted the Junior Club of the Norco Horsemen's Association. Their goal this year is to learn about as many different breeds of horses as they can, so to this end, they are touring ranches in the Southern CA area which breed various types of horses. Several kids and "Grown-Ups" attended, and they learned about some of the history of the POA and some of the foundation stallions and mares. We also learned about what makes a POA a POA, and about Appaloosa characteristics and color patterns. We then took a tour of the barn and got to meet some of the ponies, and identify their coat patterns. The highlight was turning Bunny and Shadow out into the round pen and watching him play. Shadow came right up to the fence and made friends, and then we all went back into the house for refreshments. Shadow did cause just a bit of concern when he lay down to nap and wiggled himself half way under the fence, but he managed to get himself out of it before rescue arrived, with not a scratch on him. All in all, a very nice time, and hopefully the kids had fun and learned a little too!

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Norco Junior Horsemen's Assoc. visits Skyrock to learn about POAs.

 

Skyrock POAs Scores BIG TIME

at the Cal-State Futurities

Taking our biggest load of ponies to a show ever - at four head, we had a super busy weekend getting everyone ready for their classes. THANKS! to Stacy Lair of Competitor's Edge for fitting DJ and Sienna and showing them and Red to their wins! Here is our score after this long, hot Futurity Show:

Skyrock Sienna:

Yearling Fillies Futurity Champion & Yearling Longeline Champion

plus: Reserve Grand Champion Mare

Skyrock Diamond Jim:

Weanling Colts Futurity Champion

plus: Grand Champion Stallion & two Res. Grand Champion Stallion  

Skyrock Dressed In Red:

ID Weanlings Futurity Champion

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Sienna during Longeline (shot from rail, so picture is slightly fuzzy) 

What a great feeling it is to see our Skyrock babies do so well!

 

 

Zip N Chip Prince Earns His ROM(Halter) 

Stoney pulled it out of the hat again, scoring yet another Grand at this weekend's Cal-State Show and Futurity, and earning more than enough points to qualify him for his ROM(H). He also earned 5 other firsts and a host of placings, enough to bring him to half way to his ROM(NT) and only 200 points shy of his ROM(T). K is working hard to get this guy Supremed, and they are getting close!

 

Mr Dakota Chisum - Supreme Champion

Dakota has done it -  our first Supreme! He and his rider acquired the last 14 points needed to qualify at the SCPOAC IBC Show held at Yucaipa on 3/31/07. It was a very proud moment watching them take a victory lap while highlights of their career were announced. Great job! We couldn't be more proud of this pair. Now to file the paperwork...

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First Bouncer Filly Shown in 2007 at Her First Show Wins Res. Grand Champion Mare

Skyrock Sienna is coming along brilliantly! Under the guidance of Stacy Lair, Sienna (bay snowflake yearling) attended her first show on February 24th, which was an IBC. Sienna won her class, won Junior Champion, and then took Reserve Grand Champion over a field of very nice mares, some of whom hold National titles! We are very pleased!

 

Dakota Does LeadLine for Kassie Heitman - 2nd Place at First Show Ever!!

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Congratulations Kassie! You did a great job!

 

 

JBar Bouncin Dot Com Wins Again!

John Kennedy Memorial Yearling Triad at the 2006 Nationals

Dot brought home the trophy for the first-ever John Kennedy Memorial Award, given to the Over-All High Point Yearling at the POA National Futurities. Dot's combined score from Halter, LungeLine and In-Hand-Trail topped the charts at this year's Nationals. Congratulations to owner Jan B. Loveless of J-Bar Ranch and Nikki Ferwerda, trainer.

 

Another Skyrock Poster Pony!

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Dazzle's Sugar Babe is following in daddy Bouncer's hoof prints! This spectacular 2006 black few-spot filly was the centerfold poster pony in the popular German equine magazine, "Pferde anzeiger", and also appears in a five page article on POAs in Germany. Congratulations to Anina Weber, Sugar Babe's owner.

 

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JBar Bouncin Dot Com 
(Ultimate Bounce X CAs Sabrina)
2006 International Yearling LongeLine Champion

The first foal from Bouncer's first crop to show at an International has done us all proud. JBar Bouncin Dot Com won the Yearling LongeLine class at the July 2006 International in St Louis MO. A beautiful bay few spot filly, Dot has had that champion look since the day she was born. Congratulations to J-Bar Ranch and Jan B. Loveless, owner, and Nikki Ferwerda who showed Dot to her Championship. Dot also placed in Yearling In-Hand Trail, Most Colorful and had a placing under the GOOD judge in Halter.  Also - very good news for you folks looking for a potential champion to add to your show string: CAs Sabrina has been checked in foal to Ultimate Bounce for a full sibling due in 07. Give Jan a call! 

 

Ultimate Bounce Representing the POA Breed for Arabian Horse Assn. Poster

Bouncer is located in the middle of North America, standing next to Dreamfinder.

Bouncer has been chosen by the Arabian Horse Association to represent the POA Breed on their Nationally distributed poster depicting horse breeds of the world descended from Arabian blood. Black Hand, POA #1, was the first foundation stallion of our breed and the pony upon whom the POA type was based. Black Hand's dam was a half Arabian Appaloosa colored mare. We at Skyrock are deeply honored that the AHA would consider Bouncer such a fine example of our breed. These posters are currently available from the AHA.

 

    Bouncer's 2007 Book includes:

    • RBR Bunbeatable, Select Sire Futurity Champion

    • Queen Of Aces, ROM(H)

    • Suncrest Lullabye, International Champion

    • Miss Lacey Snow, dam of multiple Champions 

 

 

Please contact us if you'd like your fine mare to join this line-up!

 

Ultimate Bounce Competes 

at the Cal-State Derby

Bouncer does it again at the late August Cal-State Riding Derby for 4-5 year olds, he won the Western Pleasure perpetual trophy. Competing with California's best, a fine field of National caliber ponies, he pulled that fabulous lope out and looked great with Stacy Lair aboard. Bounce previously won the English Pleasure trophy, so we are very pleased to have his all-around ability proven with this win. (He also placed Reserve Champion in the English Pleasure Derby!)

 

Stepp'n Out With A Bounce 

Wins Cal-State Futurity

Competing in a field of excellent colts at the highly competitive Cal-State Futurity, Bouncer's first son, Stepp'n Out With A Bounce, wowed the crowd with his brilliant color and conformation by taking the Weanling Colt's Futurity Championship. This is a true victory, as this futurity has been a proving ground for many fine POAs and Select Sire Futurity winners and money earners. We are so excited, almost as much as the Sanga family, Rascal's owners. This colt has a fine future ahead of him.

 

Skyrock Sequoia Tee 

N.W. Regional Champion Weanling Colt, Res. World Champion

Skyrock Sequoia Tee had a fine entrance to the world of showing at his first show, the North West Regional held in early August. Here he easily took the Championship with the guidance of Stacy Lair. At the POA World which followed the Regional, he brought home the Reserve World Championship. Not too shabby for this fellow, who has a ton of eye appeal and ring presence. At the height limit now, he will be home until next season, when he'll be shown as a yearling in halter and color, and maybe In-Hand Trail.  

 

Western Classic and New Homes for Skyrock Ponies

Skyrock POAs attended the Western Classic in June 05, showing two ponies, Bouncer's first foal, Skyrock Ruby Six, and show mare Gold's Mistie Acapella. Ruby had only come for the ride, as the Niekirk's of OR were going to pick her up for delivery to her new owner, Alyssa Brown of OR, but we ended up hurriedly clipping and cleaning her up and stuck her in the fillies class. Bouncer's first get at her first show was Champion Weanling Filly.      

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Bonnie was ridden on Saturday in Costume and Games, and they turned out to be farewell rides, because the Jenkins family of ID came down to UT to see Bonnie, and their three boys just fell in love with her, and so Bonnie went home to ID where a new chapter awaits her. Bonnie trailered 10 hours home without a peep and settled right in - during an update phone call, we were told that Bonnie and the Jenkins' 9-12 rider won Western Pleasure at their first show. Congratulations!

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Ultimate Bounce Wins at the World Again 

Under the guidance of Stacy Lair, Bouncer won both the 19 & Over Western Pleasure class and the JPFC Western Pleasure class at the 2004 World Show in Colorado. We are delighted with these important wins, as it shows Bouncer's all-around excellence: not only is he pretty, but he rides, too!

 

Ultimate Bounce Achieves ROM(H) 

First in the Nation 3yo Stallions

We have wrapped up an unbelievable year for Skyrock's stallions, and the topper is Bouncer standing at #1 in the Nation for 3 yo Stallions. To make it better yet, he has earned his ROM(Halter). We are so proud of him, and he just keeps getting better and better. We have worked out a 2004 show schedule with trainer Stacy Lair, and Bouncer will show local, State, World and National Futurities in JPFC, and we fully expect him to do well. 

(CLICK HERE FOR BOUNCER'S PEDIGREE!)

 

California Futurity Wins for Skyrock Stallions

 First time out under saddle for Ultimate Bounce has shown the POA crowd what we've known all along: That boy can MOVE!

Placing third in the Western Pleasure division, we were pretty happy with the result despite an equipment failure that lowered his score. However, he made up for it in English Pleasure, moving out with a fluidity that was really impressive, and brought home the winning trophy.

Skyrock Skipper Twist showed in the Yearling Halter Division of the Futurity, and brought home the trophy too. He also scored big at the Ponyrama that the Futurities were being held in conjunction with, taking home Grand Champion Stallion under both judges and completely skunking Bouncer. Skipper is maturing into a fine young stallion.

 

First International Show for Skyrock a 

Big Success!

Ultimate Bounce and Skyrock Skipper Twist really did Skyrock proud! At the 2003 International Show in Shelbyville Tennessee, Ultimate Bounce won his Three-Year-Old Stallions class, and then went on to win Senior Champion Stallion! Skipper took a Reserve Champion in Yearling Colts, and a 5th (out of 15) in Lunge-Line  - not too bad for his second time out! - These placings earned Skipper the Small Stallion Stakes Award!

Thanks to Stacy Lair at Competitor's Edge for fitting and showing 'the boys'. 

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Skyrock Wins Again at the 2003 World!

Taking two colts to the 2003 POA World Show in Spanish Fork, Utah, we are once again delighted with the performance of our Ponies! Bouncer has claimed back-to-back titles, and our yearling, Skyrock Skipper Twist, has also shown he has the 'Right Stuff'. 

 

Our World Champions:

Ultimate Bounce 

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World Champion Three Year Old Stallion

World Champion Most Colorful

 Skyrock Skipper Twist 

 

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World Champion Yearling Stallion

Res. World Champion Yearling Lunge Line 

 

both colts conditioned and shown by

Stacy Lair of Competitor's Edge

Norco, California

(951) 279-4374

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Ultimate Bounce and Skyrock Skipper Twist  

Sweep the Grands at 2003 South West Regional 

and  2003 Rocky Mountain Regional

The 2003  South West Regional at Scottsdale proved a rewarding experience for Skyrock. Two colts were fitted and shown, Ultimate Bounce and Skyrock Skipper Twist, and they ended up going Grand and Reserve Grand in the Stallions Division. 

Both colts are headed for the CA State shows as well as Southern CA's events, and are headed for the World and the International this coming summer.

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The Rocky Mountain Regional upheld our confidence in our boys, as they once again swept the Grands, with Bouncer going Grand Champion Stallion, and Skipper taking Reserve Grand Champion Stallion. Skipper also took Reserve Champion in Color and in Yearling Lunge Line. The stakes were up there, as the RM Regional is the prelude to the POA World, & we were happy to have them do so well just before the "BIG" show! 

They both looked wonderful, fit and gorgeous, thanks to Stacy Lair, who has been conditioning and handling them for Skyrock.

 

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Bouncer has been started under saddle, and Stacy reports he has wonderful movement. He will be shown in the California Futurities at the end of August '03, and we have plans for him to show JPFC in 2004. 

Skipper is for sale, (available after the World) but will of course continue to be shown until sold.

 

Skyrock has moved to Norco, California 

 

Skyrock POAs has branched out into two divisions this summer. With a move to a property in Norco, the stallions and show ponies will be stalled where training and fitting can be intensified,  and the broodmares will remain in Avocado Heights where they will be brushed, patted and fed. We are very excited about this move, and believe it will have a very positive impact on our program. Our internet addresses will remain the same, and we can be emailed for new actual location and contact information. 

 

 

Skyrock Wins The  2002 World!

(or at least a big chunk of it!)

The 2002 POA World Show took place in early July, and Skyrock was there to put in a claim to fame. Taking two ponies for our first ever World endeavor, we are very proud to announce the following wins:

ULTIMATE BOUNCE 

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World Champion 2 Year Old Stallion

World Champion Most Colorful

World Champion 2 Year Old Lunge Line


Driftwood Dixie 

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World Champion Open Costume

World Champion Handy Horse (8&Under)

Reserve World Champion Western Pleasure (w/j)
 
Rocky Mountain Regional Champion in:
Open Costume
Western Pleasure (w/j)
Flags
(8&Under)

Plus many high placings including a fourth place in a full Medium Mares class at the World!

We at Skyrock are very proud of these honors, and grateful to those kind people who made our first World Show so successful. 

 

  • Flash! 

Dixie and Kayla

2002 South West Regional Champions  

Open Costume

Indian Costume

English Pleasure w/j

and was Reserve Champion in Bareback Equitation and numerous other classes.

Congratulations Girls!

  • Flash! Dixie ended 2002 with the following accomplishments:

  • ROM(NT)

  • ROM(T)

  • ROM(C)

  • 4th in the Nation, Costume

  • Cal-State High Point Games 8&Under

SCPOAC High Point in:

  • Western (8&Uw/j)

  • English (8&Uw/t)

  • Games (8&U)

  • Combined Costume (18&U)

  • Winner William Heald Perpetual Trophy

We are so proud of our girls!

 


Recent Acquisitions And Arrivals


   Mr Royal Tee

(Santee Saladin X Suncrest Kandi Bar)

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This super cute gelding has been leased by Skyrock for K's last show season. He's a sweetie, and K expects to have a fun year. He comes from impeccable breeding - his sire is POA ROM Champion  and Multiple International Champion Santee Saladin, and his dam is a POA legend - Suncrest Kandi Bar, Supreme Champion and International Versatility Champion.  "Joey" is no slouch - he has won at the National level when shown by Kan Win POAs (he has his ROM(H)), and has spent the last few years as a reining cow horse for a former POA family. We are very happy to have him at Skyrock!

 

Big Tyme Model

(Color Me Big Tyme X Santee Spanish Model)

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Sandee is a daughter of Color Me Big Tyme (Santee Admiral X Santee Pride) and out of Santee Spanish Model (Santee Spanish Nick X Santee Model). With fabulous breeding like this, we couldn't pass her up! Stacy Lair of Competitor's Edge, and Shannon Clark of Clark Performance Horses found her at the 2009 National Sale and purchased her for Mom, who has always wanted a Palomino! She's a little thing - barely 53", but she's well built and should broaden out this year. Sandee spent a bit of time at Stacy's, then was sent to be bred to Bouncer for a 2011 foal - we can't wait to see the color on this one!  

 

Miss Lacey Snow

(St Niks Snowstorm X JBJ's Design By Dude)

1996 sorrel few-spot mare

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Lacey comes to us as a large broodmare prospect. She is a homozygous few-spot mare, but has many more credentials than her color. She is by noted sire St Nik's Snowstorm, sire of JBJ's Firestorm and Miss Cinnamon Snow, as well as our own Driftwood Dixie. She produced some very nice foals for Little Valley Oaks, notably LVO Respect This Miss, and we are very happy to welcome her to Bouncer's band.

 

Recent Sales/Leases


Skyrock's 2011 sales:

SKYROCK SNOWSHOES

Western Classic Res. Grand Champion

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A gorgeous, very correct son of Ultimate Bounce ROM(H), World and International Champion, and out of Miss Lacey Snow, multiple Champion producer by St Nik's Snowstorm. This colt has the "show me" attitude!  His first show was in Colorado -after a two day long haul, he brought home Res. Grand Champion Stallion. He was the only weanling in the field, and beat several more mature colts and stallions. He loads, hauls and overnights without stress. Ties, clips and bathes.  Brenin (Welsh for 'King') has a fabulous head and neck with a popping, lined eye that is the best I've ever seen. He has a great hip, straight legs and outstanding color. Because of his correctness and superior temper, he is a stallion prospect; or as a gelding would be an incredible 8&Under, 9-12 or petite rider 13-18 pony. We expect him to mature @ a well-built 54". 

9/4-5/10 = Brenin brought home Reserve Champion Weanling Colt at the 2010 Cal-State Futurity. He was a very good boy, and was shown to his Reserve by K. 

2010 National Standings - with very little showing, Brenin is 3rd in the Nation for Weanling Colts.

Brenin is nominated for the Yearling classes at the National Futurity in October 2011.  

Skyrock Snowshoes has SOLD!

Congratulations to the Colyn Family of Norco!

 

 

 

MR  DAKOTA CHISUM

Supreme Champion

(JW Chisum X World of Pleasure)

2000 chestnut snocap with blaze and 4 stockings Gelding

Dakota is reluctantly offered for sale - may consider lease to approved home.

(Please see Gelding's Page for more information on Dakota)

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This Supreme Champion gelding has a heart of gold.  He has been a show pony his entire life, so really knows the ropes. Awfully cute with a very loving personality. Your kid's best friend.  Dakota is best suited for a confident beginner to intermediate, can do Lead Line and walk/jog, has a nice lope for 3 gaited classes. Does Halter, (will do Showmanship with a little tune up), lower level games and Trail, Pleasure and Eq. Shown National level in Costume (this pony will wear ANYTHING!). Great for farrier, ties, trailers long distance with no problem, will stall in strange venues without worry.  Has trail ridden frequently and really likes it.  At 55 1/2" and 800 lbs, he'd also work for a smaller adult looking for a wonderful trail buddy and show pal. Owner off to college in fall. This pony is well loved and will go to the right home only, where he can continue making kids happy and be taken care of like the champion that he is.

Dakota has been LEASED!

Congratulations to the Russell Family - have a great year with him! 

 

 

Skyrock's 2009 sales:

Queen of Aces

(Santee Ace X Royal Shamrock)

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This very fine chestnut leopard mare has been acquired from Carol Keegan of Keegan Performance Horses. We are thrilled to have such a quality mare to breed to Bouncer, and even more thrilled that Carol thinks enough of our operation to allow Queen to become a part of Skyrock. This mare has a World Championship, an ROM(H) more Grand Championships than you can count. She is broke to ride, but has been busy producing top quality foals for Carol. Queen's 2007 foal by Ultimate Bounce, Skyrock Diamond Jim, was Cal-State Futurity Champion, and shown twice by us, resulting in a Grand Championship, and three Reserve Grands. 

Queen has been sold to Gilbert Hawkins of Northern CA. She will be joining his top notch broodmare band.

(note: Queen foaled a black blanket 2010 filly and has been bred back to Bouncer for 2011)

Congratulations, Gilbert!

 

 

Skyrock's 2008 sales:

Skyrock California Boy

(Indy's California Debut X Skyrock Copper Penny)

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What a cutie! Cowboy will mature a Medium (51-53") with an outstanding build. He is shedding to a spectacular blue roan with blanket and spots, so will be very flashy. He will Halter and then be a great All-Around pony! His sire is a black few-spot by SBF Doc's Siri Plaudit, multiple World and International Champion stallion. Cowboy's dam is an Appaloosa X QH cross, a bright bay snowflake of Waggoner and Three Bars breeding. This colt will be a great kid's pony - very competitive and pretty with super correct legs, a tiny head and ears, and muscle everywhere! Super quiet and gentle, easy to catch - he comes to you!  loads and trailers great.

 Cowboy has SOLD! Congratulations to Gizelle Russell! Good Luck and have fun with Cowboy!

 

Skyrock Sunrise

(Ultimate Bounce X Suncrest Lullaby)

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This bay few-spot filly will be an incredible show pony! She reminds me of Suncrest Ms. Tattletail, Hall of Fame, to whom she is related. Very sweet, friendly temperament; lovely floaty gaits, correct build - she will Halter, Longe Line and Ride - total Supreme Champion here! BONUS- she will produce color every time bred, so after her show career, she can produce the next generation of Champions! See Bouncer's page for his Championships.  Suncrest Lullaby was shown to several Grands and was International Champion 2yo Filly before a pasture accident cut her show career short. Lullaby has produced one other foal, a black leopard full brother to Sunny, who won the Cal-State Futurity as a weanling and is a gorgeous 3yo gelding now being shown in CA (see SteppnOutWithABounce below). This filly is HARD to let go! Winner of Cal-State Weanling Fillies Futurity Championship.

SUNNY HAS SOLD!

Congratulations to the Lesneski Family!

 

 

"Skyrock ShadowMan"

(Ultimate Bounce X RBR Bunbeatable)

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Shadow at 5mos

Black and white leopard colt out of the Winner of the nation's biggest Futurity and by  #1 in the Nation Halter Champion - International Champion and seven time World Champion (Halter AND  Pleasure). He is super correct in every way, and has a gorgeous head and neck, and the most outstanding coloration. He will ROM in Halter and Color without effort! However, we can see he has a floaty lope and lovely extended trot - this colt could be the all-around champion of your dreams. We expect he will mature 13.3 to 14 hands  with an awesome build.  Great color, great breeding, great conformation equals one great POA!

Shadow has SOLD!

Congratulations to the Fisher Family, you'll love Shadow! 

 

Skyrock Sequoia Tee

(Santee Saladin X Santee Misty Twist)

See a video of RusTee at www.youtube.com/skyrockpoas 

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This 2005 outstandingly colored gelding has amazing breeding. His sire, Santee Saladin is a legend: THREE time International Champion Senior English Pleasure; International Champion Senior Western Pleasure, International Champion Aged Stallion. POA ROM Champion. Multiple World Championships. 

His dam, Santee Misty Twist, is a daughter of  International Champion and International Champion Sire Santee Twister, and out of Show Champion and Proven Producer R Misty Stuff. Missy produced Skyrock Skipper Twist for us, World Champion Yearling Colt and International Champion Small Stallion Stakes Winner, who sold at 18 months for $6500.

RusTee himself, with very limited showing, was North West Regional Champion Weanling Colt, and Reserve World Champion Weanling Colt.  Modern build with rail horse movement - will make you look great in Equitation with his smooth ride, and later be super cute over fences.  He has a very sweet, loving personality, is easy to handle, and would make a terrific flashy Appaloosa, 4H, Pony Club or Open show gelding. 

RusTee has SOLD!

Congratulations Shannon Clark

of Shadow Creek Ranch!

 

 

Skyrock Diamond Jim

(Ultimate Bounce X Queen of Aces)

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Prepping for the Futurity at 5 mos

This is an OUTSTANDING colt  -  think about a son of Ultimate Bounce and Queen of Aces to top your breeding program! This colt is correct, perfectly colored, beautiful head, excellent neck, nice hip, straight legs.  Very modern in build, he is the real deal. Nominated SSF and Cal-State Futurities.

8/25&26/07 Cal-State Show & Futurity

WINNER :  Cal-State Futurity Weanling Colt

at that same show, 3 judges, several colts and stallions:

Grand Champion Stallion 

Two Res. Grand Champion Stallion  

9/15/07  IBC show:

1st Weanling Colts

Reserve Grand Champion Stallion

2nd Most Colorful

SOLD! Congratulations to Raul Caldera!

 

Skyrock Dressed In Red

(Ultimate Bounce X RBR Bunbeatable)

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Red pictured at home at 10 mos - check out that hip!

This colt is tops in the "cute" department. He has an adorable personality  -  sweet, fun loving and gentle.  He is currently registered POA ID and Quarter Pony. He has a tank of a build, very correct, and a cute face - he will Halter extremely well -  he has a tremendous hind end -  and go on to a successful career in All-Around. This is a Champion waiting to happen! Mature @ a very well muscled 13.3 to 14 hands. He is of high quality, has excellent conformation, is ready to go home with you.

8/25&26/07 Cal-State Show & Futurity

WINNER :  Cal-State Futurity Weanling ID Class Champion

Red has been SOLD!

Congratulations to the Sampo family of Fontana.

 

 

Skyrock's 2007 sales:

Skyrock RedHot ChiliPeppr

(Ultimate Bounce  X  Driftwood Dixie) May '06

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This is Pepper at 17 mos. what a balanced build! She looks like a mature pony already.

This cute filly is going to be another Dixie! She will be a great 8 & Under and 9-12 pony. Pepper has pizazz yet is friendly, always nickers and comes up to be petted. She is currently sorrel, and will eventually roan out like her mom. She also has very handy movement, and a sweet lope. We expect her to mature right around 13.2 or 3, with a sturdy build. Her sire and dam are both International and World Champions (see Mare's page and Bouncer's page) and I can't say enough about Dixie - the ultimate 8 & Under pony. In my opinion, Pepper will be better! She'll be super cute on the rail and has the power and agility for games and over fences. She also has the potential for breeders: for those looking to improve their broodmare band - a daughter of Ultimate Bounce, with St Nik's Snowstorm on the bottom! 

Pepper has been SOLD!

      Congratulations to the Deaville Family of Lake Elizabeth, and Good Luck with Pepper!

 

"Skyrock Sienna"

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(foaled 5/22/06)   A lovely bay filly with a star and characteristics, Sienna has all the earmarks of a fabulous rail pony: great legs, long neck and sweet movement.  She also has a pretty head with a sweet face. Skyrock Copper Penny, Sienna's Dam, is a bay snowflake, so we expect Sienna to come up with some spots as she grows. This is a real good one, and a great way to wrap up the season! 

update: Sienna has white spots popping up all over! She is a true "snowflake" pattern and we expect much more color to come! 

  • FLASH! Sienna showed for the first time at SCPOAC's IBC show at the McCoy Center. After winning her halter class, she also won Junior Champion and then took Reserve Grand Champion Mare, at age 9 mos. Thanks to Stacy Lair for fitting and showing our pretty girl.

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  • FLASH! Sienna showed at the Cal-State Ponyrama & B&P weekend at Indio and took 1st in Halter, 1st in Yearling Longeline and Junior Champion under all three judges!

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  • FLASH! 8/25&26/07 Cal-State Show & Futurity

WINNER :

  Cal-State Futurity Yearling Filly

Cal-State Futurity Yearling Longeline

 Reserve Grand Champion Mare 

Sienna Has Been SOLD!!

Congratulations to Elaine Angle of New Jersey! 

 

 

 

Skyrock's 2006 sales:

Skyrock Golden Shadow 

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2001 Golden Palomino Quarter Cross Mare

Shadow has been Sold!

This stunningly colored 14.3 hand mare is every girl's dream! Sweet and willing, she is very much a "people horse", loving attention. She has been professionally started under saddle, is currently in training, and we feel she would be great for an upper level Pony Clubber looking for a project,  a 4Her,  a teen or lady who trail rides or shows Open, or a lighter gentleman looking for a flashy ride. Shadow is very fancy with her gold coat, white mane and long tail, blaze and 3 socks. She also has fancy movement, and would look super cute over fences. She will get you noticed and will always be the prettiest horse in the crowd, whether you're trail riding, showing or leading the parade. Shadow also has nice conformation and would cross well for Sport Pony or half Arab. Shadow is sound, current on all shots, including WN and strangles, wormings and trims, and has recently had her teeth done by Brian Borg AED, so she is fit and ready to go to a great new home!

 

Skyrock Bouncin' Jack Brown 

(Ultimate Bounce X Skyrock Copper Penny)

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Jack has been SOLD!

Congratulations to Brittany B. of Norco. Have fun with Jack! He's a great pony!

This black bay gelding has exceptional conformation and style.  Jack will eat up the competition in English and jumping. His form at a jump during play is breathtaking, and he has the same gorgeous movement Bouncer has. He is also quite the character, playing with his arena toys and drawing a crowd at our fence! You'll always be amused by this pretty gelding, when he's not busy winning all the trophies at every show!

Sire Ultimate Bounce is a multiple Regional Grand Champion, International Champion, multiple World Champion, Western and English Futurity Winner and #1 3yo Stallion in the Nation. Grandsire Bounce Back Jack is an International Grand Champion by ApHC Another Bounce and out of OZs Sweet Speculation- twice International Grand Champion Mare and in the POA Hall of Fame. Dam Skyrock Copper Penny is a Hardship Registered mare, by a Quarter Horse of Waggoner and Three Bars breeding and out of a black leopard Appaloosa mare. Penny has had very limited showing due to lack of a rider, but has Regional Halter Points (placed over the then current World Champion mare). 

 

Dually's Dazzling Star

(Dual Plaudit X Miss LA Rock Star)

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A very good young broodmare, who produced a black with blanket filly in '05 (see Skyrock Ruby Six at bottom of page and on 'updates' page) and is bred back the same way to Ultimate Bounce for June 06. This mare throws black and will always throw color, as she is a sno-cap. She has excellent breeding: Dazzle 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, high-point 3yo mare and ROM(H); and Traces of Lace, 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. 

  Dazzle has been SOLD!

to Anina Weber of Germany. Dazzle will join Anina's small but growing broodmare band, where she will play her part in founding the German line of POAs.  We are all crossing our fingers for a black few spot or sno-cap colt to be Anina's herd sire. We are sorry to see Dazzle go, but it looks like she is going on to bigger and better things.

Good Luck, Anina!

 

 

Skyrock's 2005 sales:

  • Cuff Link  '98 TB gelding, bay w/ hind pastern

Sweet and talented English prospect going to a great new home in Las Vegas NV. Congratulations to Amanda & Jason Swann, and Good Luck with our good boy Coffee!

 

  • Gold's Mistie Acapella  '94 POA mare, 55  7/16"  PHC, chestnut roan/flax  with a star. Bonnie is by Gold's Acapello by Supreme Champion Touch Of Gold.

Well trained Large mare with a talent for games, Bonnie has moved to Idaho to join three lively boys.

 Congratulations Jenkins Family!

 

  • Skyrock Ruby Six  '05 POA Filly, black roan w/blanket & spots               (Ultimate Bounce X Dually's Dazzlin Star)

Our first Bouncer baby, Ruby proved her stuff on the way to being delivered to her new home: she picked up the Western Classic Weanling Fillies Championship in Utah.

Congratulations Alyssa Brown of Oregon!

 

Skyrock's 2004 sales:

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

  JPFC Prospect Delux!

        Sire produced a  JPFC High Point Winner & Dam produced a JPFC High Point Winner!

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. 

 

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SOLD to the Peaton Family of Arizona!

Good Luck with Indy and her Show Career!

 

 

Skyrock's 2003 sales:

  • Skyrock Skipper Twist POA '02 Stallion to Lauren Aguilera of Just Heavenly POAs

    • Skyrock Skipper Twist, World Champion, International Small Stallion Stake Winner, numerous Grands and Reserves, an all-around beautiful colt, and a born champion. We are sad to see him go, but we know Lauren will take good care of him. Watch for him in Halter and JPFC classes at the big shows. Good Luck Lauren and Skipper!

 

 

Skyrock's 2002 sales:

  • Summer Gold   POA '92 Mare to Courmier Quarter Ponies & POAs  
    • Summer Gold, '92 POA mare, chestnut with roaning. Summer is by Santee Gold Hancock, Supreme Champion and a 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 set a long-standing record in Pole Bending, and who produced an astounding 17 POAs for the Johnsons, 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 2000-01 season. She is very competitive in Medium Mares Halter with her gorgeous head and muscled build. Summer ended 2000 with a National Medallion, and the William Heald Perpetual Trophy. Summer produces fine foals and will be a definite asset to the Courmier program.

                 

     

  • Skyrock Lakota Gold  POA '99 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 (see Horses for Sale) 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.