Stable Spotlight - January 1997
by Deb Moore

I sure hope everyone is ready to go visit more horses. For starters we've been invited to see Michelle Williams horse, *Warzawa. *Warzawa is a bay Wielkopolski (Polish Warmblood) mare. The Wielkopolski or Polish Warmblood is a composite name for what used to be two separate breeds, the Poznan and the Masuren. The Poznan contained Arab, Hanoverian and Thoroughbred blood and the Masuren was based on the Trakehner. These two breeds were eventually combined, and together with infusions of Thoroughbred, Arabian and Anglo-Arab, formed the Wielkopolski. The Wielkopolski is a good quality riding horse standing around 16hh, of sound constitution and sensible temperament. It is a notably good mover with excellent gaits and can be both ridden and driven. Any solid color is permissable. (Sources: Horses, Eyewitness Handbook by Elwyn Hartley Edwards and Encyclopedia of the Horse, edited by same.)

*Warzawa is a dark bay OF Ruffian. She has been a consistent placer in photo sshows, and says owner Michelle, "She always seems to win at live shows whenever I put information next to her about her breed, since she looks so much like the breed example in the Eyewitness Horses Book." *Warzawa got her NAN qualification at Indycon 1996, beating out a large class of warmbloods. At this time, her sire is unknown (Michelle is looking for a bay Polish TB or warmblood sire if anyone knows of one), but her dam is the (real) Polish Arabian race mare Fatima, who was a top race horse in Poland and is the dam of many winners at the track. *Warzawa is destined to carry on her mother's legacy, as both an excellent mover and the producer of correct foals. Her first foal, Danzig, a pure-bred Wielkopolski, has already been live show placed. If you are interested in breeding with this exciting mare, please contact Woodland Stables, Michelle Peck Williams, 2363B STerlington Road, Lexington, KY 40517 or

Now lets go a little farther north and visit Chris Semon again. Chris is goin to show off some of her Cleveland Bays. First out of the barn is Toronto. Toronto is by *Brixham and out of *Royal Tanner who is by Hero Worship. He is a 1979 bay stallion, a repainted Breyer #89. He was bred by Shadowhill Farm and his pedigree traces back to the real stallion Mulgrave Supreme. He is unshown at this time as he has been busy in the breeding shed. Toronto has sire 8 foals including champions FOS Terrapin and Asyut. He is open from 1981+ and his fee is free.

The next horse we are going to see is Royal Bridesmaid. Royal Bridesmaid is a Gelderland mare. This 1981 chestnut mare is by Evasive Comment and out of Golden Dream Weaver who is by Golden Dynasty. She was bred by Shadow Hawke Stables. She is unshown and has not produced any foals yet. She is open from 1984+ and the fee is free.

Contact Chris Semon/October Moon Acres at 1228 Lloyd Ave., Lombard, IL 60148 or email at for breeding approval.

Well, these are the only two write ups I received this time. So if you want to visit more barns next trip you need to send me some write ups! Or I'll have to fill the entire column with my own horses (threat, threat). Next issue is Warmbloods & Sport Breeds so I expect quite a few more stallion and mares to prance through. And don't forget when writing anyone concerning a breeding request, please remember to include a SASE. Until next time, Debbie Moore, 7079 East 25 South, Plainfield, IN 46168 or email

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