Tom & Diane Isaacson
Santa Barbara, California.
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|Chaparral began raising horses in 1957 and acquired our first Welsh Pony, Talybont Blue Belle, in 1964. After Blue Belle was trained to show in halter and became a Champion, she was trained under saddle, hunt seat, western, trail, pleasure driving, roadster, lead line and jumping. Blue Belle became a 3 time National Champion for Chaparral Stud Farm.
Blue Belle was bred to Grand Champion *Criban Button B. The new foal, Chaparral's Sabrina, won our hearts and the Welsh breed won our dedication. Sabrina was later purchased by Ben Bottoms who trained her under saddle and in harness. Ben ultimately sold her to Ardmore Stud, Ontario, Canada where she became a replacement for her granddam, Grand Champion *Gretton Sunlight.
Sabrina was honored at the 2006 Canadian AGM in a talk given by Norman Kalinski for her contribution to the Canadian Welsh Pony. She had 9 foals for Ardmore: Supreme and Champion of Champions Ardmore Spellbound, Ardmore Wizard (influential sire on the daughters of Liseter Merry Lad at Mrs. Sophie DuPont's, JLA Farm), Ardmore Magic Wand, Ardmore Enchantress, Ardmore Sabine, Ardmore Witchway, Ardmore Bewitched, Ardmore Magician, and Ardmore Magic Man. Her foals and grand foals are still leaving their mark on the Welsh Pony World.
Blue Belle was next bred to Grand Champion Seamair Bonanza and the following year 1971, a colt named Chaparral's Blue Print was born. Blue Print became a Grand Champion in halter and went on to win under saddle before he was bred and produced champions himself.
He sired 23 foals - 16 purebreds & 7 crossbreds. His most noted colt was 3 times Cailfornia State Champion Chaparral's Centurion whose record is still unbeaten today against purebred Welsh and Open competition.
Centurion went on to produce two Grand Champion foals before we gelded him. Grand Champion Chaparral's Royal Commander who is a halter, jumping and driving champion and Grand Champion Chaparral's Queen Bee who's TRIBUTE is listed on this website separately, showing the legacy Talybont Blue Belle started for Chaparral many, many years ago. Queen Bee's foals, grand foals and great grand foals are carrying on that tradition today here at Chaparral and for many studs across the country.
Chaparral's Sabrina and Diane
|Chaparral's most distinguished mare is Chaparral's Queen Bee (Chaparral's Centurion X Seamair Queen Bee). Foaled in 1979, Queen Bee was offered for sale as a four year old. Fortunately she was never sold. Queen Bee's show career was quite dazzling; Grand Champion and Champion as a yearling and 2 year old. Although Queen Bee's show career had been cut short due to injury, her offspring's have been quite illustrious.||Click here to read our tribute to Queen Bee.|
Introducing our Grand Champion Res., Section A mare, Chaparral's Queen Anne's Lace. So far Lacey has lived up to our expectations in the show ring and in the broodmare band. As a yearling, Lacey was Jr. Champion or Res. Jr. Champion each time shown and was also Res. Grand Champion Sec. A, and was 3rd in the Pacific Coast High Point Awards for Sec. A Mares. In 2001 Lacey produced her first foal, Chaparral's Te' Amo (colt), followed in 2002 by Chaparral's Lady Hawk (filly), and Chaparral's Spitfire (colt) in 2003 all by Chaparral's Te' Quiero. In 2005 she foaled Chaparral's Annie O (filly) by Kid Critter (AQHA). Chaparral's Diamonds And Lace was born in 2007 by Grand Champion Chaparral's Priceless. Sold! Congratulations to Julianne Hancock, Scottsdale, AZ.
Introducing our Imported, Supreme Champion Res., Section B mare, *Pillheath Cherry Blossom. was lightly shown in 1999 when she garnered Res. Supreme Champion, Grand Champion Sec. B, Champion Sec. B Mare. In 2000 Cherry Blossom produced her first foal, Glenhaven Peach Blossom (filly) by *Downland Rembrandt and Glenhaven Carmela Rose (filly) by *Old Acres St. George in 2003. Cherry Blossom is owned jointly with Maryann Reece.
Kacey Facet (yearling photo) combines the old American imports of Sec. B Welsh Pony and the new. Her sire's side is line bred *Downland Drummer Boy, *Brockwell Spider and *Criban Button B. Kacey Facet hasn't disappointed us. She has produced four spectacular foals: Chaparral's Heartbeat (colt), Chaparral's Sweetheart (filly), Chaparral's Hawkeye (colt) and Chaparral's Bravada (filly) all by Chaparral's Te Quiero. SOLD! Congratulations to Kristin Hardin - retained breeding for future champion Chaparral foal.
Glenhaven Peach Blossom.
Our Future Brood Mares
Viva's 1/2 sister Zippity Cricket was born in 2000 a Grey/Dun Filly by Gracelands Just A Little Cricket (Connemara), 14.2h., 9yr. "Zippy" is currently eventing at training level, shown 1st level dressage and schooling 2nd level. Regularly schooling 3'6" courses and has jumped 3'9". Evented Beg. Novice 2006, best place 3rd, best dressage 24.5 -Evented Novice 2007, best place 2nd, best dressage 26.8 - Eventing Training 2008, best place 5th, best dressage 29.0. Viva is in training with Leslie Nelson.
Chaparral's Bravada. To date Bravada has lived up to our expectations in the show ring placing Junior Champion - Reserve. Pictured at left is Bravada as a weanling. The image below shows her as a show champion! (Photo by Kim Cook).
2011 WPCSA Division Champion Res. - Hunters (A/B) - 17 & Under, 2010 Division Champion Res. WPSCA Hunters A/B - 17 & Under, 2009 Show Champion Juvenile Hunters - 9 year olds, Division Champion Hunter Short Stirrup & Division Champion English Pleasure 17 & Under, Division Champion Res. Hunters 18 & Over, 1st Warm Up Hunters Over Fences, 1st Short Stirrup Hunter Stake, 2nd Short Stirrup Over Fences, 2nd Working Hunters Over Fences. Sold to Taylor Jones - retained breeding for a foal. Bravada is in training undersaddle and over fences with Kristin Hardin.
Chaparral's Annie O. Annie foaled in late 2005 out of Welsh Grand Champion Chaparral's Queen Anne's Lace by Kid Critter AQHA stallion of champion reining Quarter Horse lines. SOLD! Congratulations to Carrie Angel, Lompoc, CA.
Section B mare born August 2007, Chaparral's Diamonds And Lace The foal's dam Chaparral's Queen Anne's Lace was Jr. Champion or Res. Jr. Champion each time shown and was also Res. Grand Champion Sec. A, and was 3rd in the Pacific Coast High Point Awards for Sec. A Mares. The foal's sire Chaparral's Priceless is many times Grand Champion. Chaparral's Diamonds And Lace's 1/2 brothers and sisters are: 2001 Chaparral's Te' Amo (colt), 2002 Chaparral's Lady Hawk (filly), 2003 Chaparral's Spitfire (colt) all by Chaparral's Te' Quiero. In 2005, Chaparral's Annie O (filly) by Kid Critter (AQHA). SOLD! Congratulations to Kristin Hardin, New Cuyama, CA.
Chaparral's Lady Hawk. 2010 Division Champion Res. WPSCA Hunters A/B - 18 & Over 12.2 & under, 2010 1st WPCSA Conformation Hunter Stake Over Fences (A/B) 18 & Over 12.2 & Under, 2009 Division Champion Res. Hunters 18 & Over, 1st Conformation Hunters Over Fences & 2nd Working Hunters Over Fences 18 & Over & 2nd Conformation Under Saddle, 2008 National Champion Res. & Division Champion Short Stirrup. The picture at the left shows her as a weanling and image below is as a five year old. SOLD! Kristin & Tyler Hardin, New Cuyama, CA.
Introducing our Section B mare, Glenhaven Carmela Rose as lovely as her name. Pictured at left is Carmela Rose with trainer and below as a two year old. Carmela Rose is owned jointly with Maryann Reece. SOLD! Congratulations to KRISTIN HARDIN, Cuyama, CA.
Chaparral's Q Te' Pie/Queen Too Bee (renamed). This lovely filly placed second in her first show. Photo on the left is as a weanling. The image below is as a two year old. (Photo by Kim Cook). Queen Too Bee started under saddle in 2007. SOLD! Congratulations to THE TAORMINA FAMILY, Camarillo, CA.
Chaparral's Sweetheart, Western Divison Champion. SOLD! Congratulations to MR. & MRS. JEFFREY BARNES & FAMILY of Rancho Murietta, CA.
Talybont Blue Belle. Blue Belle foaled in 1962 out of Grand Champion *Gretton Dainty by Grand Champion Whiteoaks Stardust. Blue Belle became 3 times National Champion ridden by Kelley Campbell (Now Frances "Kelley" Sua).
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