Quarter Horses & Arabians

early days showing arabs

Winning a halter class in my early days of showing Arabians.

First Driving Class

My first driving class at an Arabian show. I had just learned to drive and the cart and harness were borrowed. We did get a reserve championship to a horse shown by trainer Bruce Howard.


I really enjoyed teaching kids. Here I am in a leadline class with Dick Skinner’s son, Dale.

Native Costume (with fake beard!)

Tezel in an Arabian Native Costume class. I wore a fake beard.

Stallion owned by Crown Jewel Arabians

A stallion owned by Crown Jewel Arabians. He was way ahead of his time, looked and moved like a Saddlebred. I showed him in pleasure classes, his owner rode him in Native Costume, and friend Susan Witebsky rode him side saddle.

Tezel in Western Pleasure

Tezel, Arabian stallion, in a Western Pleasure class.

JD Mystery

JD Mystery, my last Arabian stallion. He was the fourth generation from my original leased mare.

JD Mystique

Michele Nelson's Appaloosa/Thoroughbred mare produced this pretty filly, JD Mystique, by my stallion, JD Mystery.

Punkin Seed Region III

Winning the Half-Arabian Native Costume class, a cooler, and perpetual trophys with Punkin Seed at the Region III Horse Show in Santa Rosa in 1987.

Watoosee Willie, 15/16 Arabian. He won a lot at local and Arabian shows. I only took him to one Appaloosa show. I showed in halter, western, and english where I rode him saddle seat. The judge didn’t know what to do with him.

Anglo Arab Mare

Winning with an Anglo Arab I bred. She later became a big winner in Half Arabian Park classes.

Blue Haze

Blue Haze, an Arabian/Saddlebred cross before they were called National Show Horses. I loved his big black dapples, and when he lost them as he grew older I was really disappointed.

Native Costume 1969

This was my second Arabian show and my second Native Costume class. The rule book said excessive speed was to be penalized, but I loved the hand gallop and won many classes doing what I enjoyed. (Golden Gate Arabian Show 1969)

Malabar Farm All Black Arabians

From my days at Malabar Farm, All Black Arabians. Produce of Dam class.


Zahava, a very pretty and feminine mare I really liked.


Forseyne and me in an English Pleasure class at the California State Fair. I really loved this stallion, he was a national winning show horse that could also be ridden on the trails.


My first Arabian mare, Ellaya, that I co-owned with Dick Skinner.

Punkin Seed Trail Winner

Half-Arabian Punkin Seed winning the Pacific Coast Championship in the Trail Horse class.

Blue Haze

My Arabian/Saddlebred cross, Blue Haze. I didn’t yet have a saddle suit and showed in the clothes I wore in Hunt Seat classes in my Quarterhorse days.

Ibn Latseyn

Ibn Latseyn, a national winner, at that time the most expensive horse in my barn. His owners paid $10,000 for him.


Winning a Stock Horse class at an Arabian show with stallion Fyre.

Mr. Ambassador

Mr. Ambassador, a Serafix grandson I had on lease.

Older type Arabian stallion

Arabians changed a lot over the years. This stallion was one of the older types, but we did win quite a bit.

Watoosee Willee

Watoosee Willee in Half Arabian Western Pleasure

Sno Fad

Stallion Sno Fad, a Serafix and Fadjur cross, both famous Arabian sires.

1985 Arabian Nationals with Silver Top Cat

My last Arabian Nationals in 1985 on Barbara Johnson’s Silver Top Cat.

Aztec Royal Prince Native Costume

Aztec Royal Prince in the Arabian Native Costume class at the Cow Palace. We placed Reserve Champion.