Welcome Jack Sparrow and Harriett!

Little Jack Sparrow’s came to us early on May 2nd because his mom died shortly after his birth that morning.  He is a big, strong colt who quickly learned to drink out of a bucket. Two days later in a horrible twist of fate, the same people that own Jack had a Connemara mare deliver a…

Shahara has a Shah Mishaal colt!

After a complicated dystocia and with much help from Mark, Shaharas Sequel delivered a beautiful Shah Mishaal colt the evening of May 2nd.  Because the delivery was so traumatic, mare and foal were taken to Va. Tech for observation and treatment. Happily, both have returned from Tech and are healthy and doing well.  Thank you…

Michelle has a colt!

Congratulations to David & Cindy Bandy of Fincastle on the April 29th birth of this handsome colt by the Dutch Harness stallion Aureool and out of their Hackney/Saddlebred cross mare Michelle!  This little dude was born to trot and is already showing he knows it!!

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Dutch has a filly!!

Big congratulations to Pam Harris on the birth of a beautiful filly (VJ Royal Heir x Oh So Tempting by A Temptation) to the embryo transfer recipient QH mare “Dutch”…..she is absolutely stunning and mom and foal are both doing great!!  Pam has had 4 colts in a row previously, so she is very excited…

Trixie adopts again….

After losing his mom to a colic just 12 hours after he was born, this little guy was pretty happy when Trixie fell in love with him immediately.  Congratulations to Pam Harris on the birth of this handsome boy on April 9th…a bittersweet time after losing her beautiful mare Tango.

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Alyra has a black colt!!

Dreamweaver Alyra (Alixir x DW Lyrical Lady by The Minstril) gave birth to a beautiful black Shah Mishaal colt on April 8th…just as a powerful “nor’easter” type storm blew in with white out snow, 20 degree wind chills and 60 mph gusts.  So what better name than “Nisan Shamal” which means April North Winds……

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It’s a black Bellagio filly for Lyric!!

Congratulations to Joyce Atkinson of Ruther Glen, VA and her partners Mark & Deb Burke on the birth of a beautiful black Bellagio RCA filly to DW Lyrical Lady (The Minstril x Amiri Sanaa by TheEgyptianPrince) on March 19th at 9:40 p.m. This is Lyric’s 8th foal…5 girls and 3 boys so far…and she is…

Purple Gang Christmas Party

Oh what fun we had at the annual Amethyst Acres Holiday Party, Light Extravaganza and Dirty Santa Gift Exchange!!!  We also welcomed a new owner, recognized some special folks and honored the 2015 Client of the Year!  A wonderful night indeed!! Above:  Mark did a fabulous job decorating the farm for the Light Extravaganza!! Below…

Christmas With Arabians

A beautiful day and beautiful horses, all dressed up in Christmas bows!  What a great way to meet new friends and introduce them to Straight Egyptian Arabians!!   Above: Checking to make sure Magic’s elf hat is on correctly before his grand entrance! Below: Meeting Magic and getting horsey kisses!       Above:  Meeting…