im Wald Farm Geauga County, Northeast
Ohio since 1995
We want to congratulate
all the following people: Last update
April 26, 2013
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toWIW WINDYS CHOICE and new owner, Sara Nank, of Rock Creek, Ohio
On Friday, December 29, we delivered our Choice to his new 5-acre
home. Does Sara look happy or what? We were delighted to see the
brand-new barn with room for a companion horse and the quiet street
with lots of land to ride. Choice calmly backed out of the trailer,
explored all the new buildings and landmarks, munched on the green
grass inside the fenced in paddock, and happily walked into his
new stall as though he had been making major adjustments his entire
seven years here on earth. Sara and Russ have graciously given us
permission to come visit Choice, and we will be thrilled to say
hello to the Nanks and plant a kiss on the Choice muzzle. At home
we will retain WIW COLOR BY CHOICE (WIW Windys Choice x Supreme
Tsamaz x HU-Sohda-Nohta), who will be bred to ROYAL PRIDE RYTHM
spring, 2007, and possibly WIW LEGACY BY CHOICE (WIW Windys Choice
x CaLo's Perfection).
We wish Sara and Choice many, many
happy trails and good times together. Here at home it seems strange
to have his stall empty, but we believe that this match is a good
one! We love you, Choice. Thank you, Sara and Russ, for your commitment
to providing Choice the opportunity to show you his great worth
to the McCULLAGH FAMILY OF MUNSON, OHIO
We are pleased to report that Patrick, Jane, and
Tricia McCullagh have bought our WIW DIXIE MELODY and have chosen
to board her with us! We are thrilled that we can still visit with
our girl while getting the family accustomed to Dixie’s ground-covering
gaits and calm manner! The McCullaghs are fulfilling a long-time
dream of horse ownership, and we wish them every success and happiness!
We are particularly pleased to be able to afford them assistance
in this new phase of their lives.
TO JODENE SANDIN AND MATT ANTHONY
of Kitanning, Pennsylvania, on the purchase of
WIW Perfect Alen (aka BIG AL). The picture shows
Jodene's daughter and friend getting Al ready for the four-hour
trip. Look at Al looking at his traveling boots being applied. At
10 months Al walked into Jodene's beautiful new trailer and
traveled like a veteran to his new home.
Many thanks, Jodene and Matt, for the phone
call letting us know that all went well. Jodene says that Al will
participate in his first show at Crooked Creek Equestrian Park near
Kitanning this spring.
TO LINDA WAINWRIGHT Of Kirtland, Ohio
Linda has bought WIW Rythm Queen (Royal Pride
Rythm x SD’s April Fool x Rainbow’s Dandy Man). Queenie will be
Linda’s new competitive trail mount. Linda has a great deal of experience
with this discipline and has trained her own horses for some time.
Queenie will be involved in a two-year-training program, and we
are looking forward to hearing great things about this new team!
Love ‘ya, Queenie!
TO MAGGIE JENKO Of Auburn Township,
Labor Day, September 6, 2004, 11year old Maggie Jenko, daughter
of Steve and Cristina Jenko, trotted purebred Arabian yearling filly,
WIW Royal Windsong (Royal Pride Rythm x Cameo Windchime), and stood
her up in Open Halter at the Geauga County Fair. Prior to August
12 Maggie had never worked with any horses at all! Windsong had
to compete against seasoned high-stepping Morgan and Saddlebred
horses.Together, Maggie and Windsong were the only youngsters in
It was such a good field of horses that the judge
asked all participants to take a second trot across the field. When
it was all over, Maggie and Windsong did it as perfectly as anyone
had a right to expect. When Windsong lowered her head as the judge
was coming by, Maggie gently took hold of the chain on the halter
and got her to raise her head properly. The judge HAD to notice
that kind of control and responsiveness! Maggie's diligence
and thoughtful preparation earned a fifth-place for Windsong and
Windt im Wald Farm!
We look forward to taking Windsong and
Maggie and perhaps one or two other WIW horses back to the 2005
Geauga Fair! We are proud that children and Arabian horses work
out so well together!
of Jerusalem, Ohio, on the birth of a Half Arabian
filly on Easter Monday, April 11, 2004. The birth of this little
one is a true Easter miracle for Ted and Linda, who have earnestly
wished for a foal of their own for quite awhile. The Ujvaris were
blessed to own a wonderful purebred Arabian stallion known as Bandit.
Unfortunately, Bandit passed over the Rainbow Bridge in 2003 after
breeding Pepper, a Paint mare. Although Ted and Linda wished
desperately for a lasting memento from their beloved Bandit, they
did not receive their gift until the afternoon of April 11, when
Pepper did all the hard work and delivered this fine, healthy filly!
Thank you, Ted and Linda, for helping us to remember
that dreams do come true for all of us. We know how much you
love this little one, who undoubtedly will have the best in life
that you and Ted can offer!
Congratulations to Susan Fitzgerald of Candia, New Hampshire.
We are delighted that Sarah Sue MUD, our little
Haffy, has a fine new home way up north. We are especially grateful
that Sarah will have another Haffy named Jimmie as a stable buddy.
We think that Sarah will be a fine driving horse and a lovely Pony
Club contender. Thank you, Susan and Paco, for making the eleven-hour
trip down to see us. We worried as Sarah cried a little plaintively
in the new, strange trailer, but your reassuring message that all
of you made it home safely brought us a reassuring calm. Be good,
Sarah, and best of luck, success, and love in your wonderful new
Congratulations to Julie of Waite Hill,
Ohio, (and WIW Royal Idyll) for the outstanding
job in bringing home a fifth place at the 2003 Geauga County Fair
for Windt im Wald Farm on Sunday, August 31, 2003. Idyll
and WIW Royal Windsong were the
only two weanlings (and the only two purebred Arabians) in
a field of eleven, mostly adult Quarter Horses. Julie got
the boy to show his great trot and great temperament and helped
him demonstrate that purebred Arabians are NOT wild and crazy. Idyll
was so relaxed that he yawned multiple times but kept those wonderful
Watching Julie's and Idyll's
new-found fame were Idyll-ic fans, Doug and Carol Exley, who drove
eight hours from New York State and even slept in their vehicle
behind the Chardon Police Department Saturday evening because
there were no rooms available at local hotels for the Labor Day
Julie, you were superb, and we are thrilled with
all of our champs! What a lot of devotion and dedication everyone
showed to make this little guy a success on his very first outing!
Doug and Carol, we are sure you will enjoy your own beds
tonight, but you have a great story for your students! Ah, for the
love of a horse!
More!!!: On Monday, September 1, 2003,
Julie piloted Idyll to second place in the Open English Halter class
at the Geauga County Fair, and Diane showed Windsong to a third
place amidst adult horses. The two babies trotted willingly
through mud and puddles as the rain poured down. It was not
the right kind of day to take victory pictures, but the soonest
chance and the first sunny day that we are granted we will pose
both Idyll and Windsong with their ribbons. Thanks, Julie, for the
beautiful young woman you are both inside and out!
Congratulations to Doug
and Carol Exley, of Gilbertsville,
New York, who are as enthralled with WIW Royal
Idyll as we are. Doug and Carol discovered Idyll soon after
we told his story of losing his dam, FF Gai
Arista, at the tender age of three days. We truly believe
that Idyll is going to be a gorgeous, athletic, loving horse. We
look forward to having the Exleys with us as Idyll makes his debut
at the 2003 Great Geauga Fair in Burton, Ohio. We personally think
he is going to win the Halter Class. After that, Carol will work
with this wonderful youngster and turn him into a driving horse.
We can already picture her elegantly behind the reins, and
we can picture Idyll splendidly on the bit! Carol and Doug, of course,
promise to send us a picture of this twosome in a few years.
Idyll is fortunate to have the promise of such
a wonderful home. We are confident he will be dearly loved! We know
also he will return that love and trust!
Congratulations to Mike Brown,
who is enjoying the company of our Cameo Windchime,
aka Dingaling. Look at Mike's great seat and smile! Would
you believe that Dingaling is only 14.3? She is one big little Arabian!
We know that Mike and Dingaling will have a great time riding with
Ronni and Leena, the little buckskin mare. We expect to hear about
Dingaling's foal by Royal Pride Rythm,
come May, 2004. Many happy trails, Mike and Ronni!
Congratulations to Shirley
and Tim Allison
on their purchase of our
WIW Windsome Fortune. Our Winsome has turned a lot of heads
during his 17 months, but the Allisons took one look and kept repeating, "Oh,
how beautiful he is!" We delivered Winsome to his new home
on the southeast side of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shirley has wanted
a horse for many years; she chose an Arabian cross because she had
been fortunate enough as a teenager to have an Arabian gelding that
she broke herself. She never forgot her Arab's loyalty and intelligence.
We are pleased that Winsome will give her the joy that she has been
wishing for so long. We wish them happy trails at Mr. Sorg's
beautiful barn and hope to hear that within a few years they will
be doing endurance rides. Send us some pictures, Shirley and Tim.
We think Winsome is going to be a spectacular ride and a spectacular
WOW! Would you look at this boy now! We just received
this new photo (8/28/03). Windsome Fortune will be 28 months old
on September 5, 2003. We knew he was something special from
the time we took his first pictures at three days. He does his dam,
Cameo Windchime, and his sire, Key Sera Sera, very proud. Donna
Shelatree, in Venus, Pa., what do you think of this boy now? We
remember how impressed you and Marcia were the first time you saw
him in October 2001. Thank you, Tim and Shirley, for this new picture!
Congratulations to Jackie Stevenson of Moreland Hills, Ohio. Jackie
fell in love with our April Fool and bought her so she could ride
alone on the trails of the Chagrin Polo Fields. April has been on
those trails many times with us and loves them. We are grateful
to Jackie for being so close that we can stop by and say hello to
the mama of WIW Dixie Melody and
WIW Rythm Queen. We will miss April's wiggly nose
and kind eye, but we know she could have no better caregiver than
Jackie. Many happy trails, Jackie.
to Wendy Borowiak of Ravenna, Ohio
Wendy is the proud owner of this 3/4 Arabian filly
born 5/12/02. This baby, affectionately known as "Rainy,"
is the product of Royal Pride Rythm (AHR 0520585) and Quest.
Rainy combines some excellent Polish and Crabbet bloodlines. As
you can see, she has substantial depth of bone, a wonderful neck
and shoulder, and an elegant face.
Congratulations to Dan
and Debbie Kesslerof Madison, Ohio.
Anyone who knows Tom and me fairly
well has known that WIW PRINCESS IRIS is simply the apple of
our eyes. This is the special "puppy dog" who kisses us
all the time and hangs her head on our shoulders. Like our
other babies by our beloved Royal Pride Rythm, she possesses that
special personality, but Iris has always been more interested in
humans than in her horsemates. We have pictures of her at 3 months
running from the other babies and mamas in our pasture in order
to come "make out" with us at the fence. She has always
trusted folks and been the leader in coming over to break the ice.
Dan and Debbie, thank you for understanding how special this filly
has been to us. Please love her, and she will love you back. She
is just so exceptional, but you already know that. Thank you for
allowing us to be your friends and know that we are anxious to hear
about Iris' progress. We hope to be out this summer to say hello
and get some new pictures. Be good, Iris. We love you!
to Beth and Savannah Custard of Pennsylvania.
On June 5, 2001, their Purebred Arabian mare, MC GLORYS JABASK,
delivered a chestnut stud colt by our ROYAL
PRIDE RYTHM. The new foal, with flaxen mane and tail, will
likely be named DAKOTAS JOURNEY. Beth reports that he looks like
an English prospect, and we are delighted to report that the new
baby carries an extraordinarily high percentage of Crabbet blood!
Beth has promised to send some baby pictures that we can share with
our Crabbet fans! YEA, CRABBET!
to Micki Galliano of Galliano Farms
in Georgia and to WINDELL, the black/white tobiano grandsire of
WIW WINDYS CHOICE. Micki has just shared with us that Windell
won the Grand Championship for Level 1 in Dressage at the Pinto
Nationals in Oklahoma! Job well done!
to Donna and Donald Shelatree and KEY SERA SERA of Venus, Pennsylvania.KEY
SERA SERA is the sire of our own
WIW WINDSOME FORTUNE (5/5/01). They were the subject of
a very nice story in "The Derrick" in the heart of
Oil Well country near Venus, Pennsylvania.Click
Here for full story
to Gladys Getman of Howling Coyote
Arabians in Washington Court House, Ohio, for purchasing the special
half-price breeding to our ROYAL PRIDE RYTHM
offered in conjunction with the OHIO HALF ARABIAN HORSE ASSOCIATION
OPPORTUNITY AUCTION held January 20, 2001. Gladys and we spent a
lot of time talking about Crabbet Arabian bloodlines. We look forward
to breeding her Crabbet mare this spring and anticipating a lovely
foal of Crabbet breeding for 2002. Naturally, we hope that Mrs.
Getman and her baby will participate in the OHAHA Opportunity in
September 2002 and help Ohioans and horsefolks everywhere to appreciate
the treasure that is the Crabbet Arabian Horse.
to Terry Schuh
of Home Acres Farm in Lebanon, Ohio. Terry saw
our ad listing Bedford Belle for sale and came all the way up to
our farm (a 4+ hour trip) with a stock trailer. We really did not
want to sell Bedford Belle (aka Jessie). (We have a difficult time
parting with any of our horses.) She gave us plenty of good rides
on the trail and taught us plenty. Jessie loved to load at a moment's
notice and was the most patient horse in our barn at feeding time.
Some of the guys would be pawing and yelling, but Jessie always
waited quietly, very often being the last to get her chow. She loved
to have her lips rubbed and would put her head over our shoulders
or over the hindquarters of April Fool or Supreme Tsamaz on the
trail. She was a super good mom for us and always produced naturally-gaited
babies that made people stop and look and admire.
please take good care of our Jessie. She will give you lots of smooth,
effortless rides and lots of patience. Let us know about her progress.
We are here and eager to know that all is okay with all of you and
to Tammy Fox of Grafton, Ohio. Tammy would have liked to
buy our WIW Desperado, who had already been sold, but when she and
her husband and son, Dakota, came out to our farm to look at our
babies, WIW Royal Tstarbucks managed to do his usual thing: He stole
their hearts as much as he has always stolen ours. Tstarbucks followed
the family all over and insisted on licking them up and down and
putting his head on everybody's shoulders. Tammy decided she
could not resist him and bought him. We delivered him right before
Thanksgiving, and as usual, WIW Princess Iris got a free ride with
I have to admit that Buck was VERY difficult to
part with. I suspect that as the oldest of our weanlings of Y2K,
he inadvertently became the one I knew and loved the best, though
I love them all. Tammy is so caring and loving, though, that I know
that Buck will do just fine. I hope we get to see him in some open
shows with Tammy this spring season of 2001.
Fox Family is busy completing their own barn to keep Buck
(they call him Star B) at home and anticipating the fun and excitement
of learning more about horse ownership. Ahh, these little babies
really open up our worlds and give us something more to dream about
and anticipate! They are one more chance to share our love and keep
us forever young. I am so pleased that WIW Royal Tstarbucks and
the Fox Family are one more beautiful story of 2000 that we won't
forget. Best of luck, love, and endless happy trails, guys.
HOLY SMOKE! Look at WIW ROYAL TSTARBUCKS now. He is only
18 months old, and he is already 14.2 hands and absolutely GORGEOUS!
He looks like a real halter winner to us, and we cannot wait to
hear from Tammy and Mike that he is placing in halter classes. BUCK
is exactly the color of his dam, SUPREME TSAMAZ, and has her dish,
but his body type is more like his sire, ROYAL PRIDE RHYTHM. At
any rate we are proud as punch of Mike, Tammy, Dakota, BUCK, and
SILK and hope the Foxes will keep us informed of their upcoming
to Cheryl Walker of Burrington Heights,
Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Cheryl took one look at the pictures
of WIW Desperado on our website and requested a video so she could
see him gait. When Cheryl said she wanted to buy the Baby, we felt
like crying because we always get so attached. However, when we
knew that Desperado would be going to a loving home with Cheryl
and would get lots of love from her, her grandchildren, and Bill
Pawlak, our tears became tears of happiness for this little charmer.
met Cheryl and Bill halfway between Cleveland and Chicago, right
near the border of Indiana after 4 hours of transporting Desperado
and his little Arabian friend, WIW Princess Iris. We were very proud
of both babies for being such good little travelers on an early
October day that produced rain, snow, hail, and ice and made us
very aware how close winter can be in October when you live in the
Great Lakes area.
Cheryl has sent us several pictures of
Desperado in his new home and reports that he is adjusting well
with 2 good and true friends, a trusty gelding named Breeze and
a TWH mare.
Every once in awhile there is a perfect ending
to the perfect story. Desperado, you were the perfect little blue-eyed
darling. We idolized you and your velvety nose always being stretched
out to be stroked. You were always the little gentleman with calm
and collected manner. Thank goodness for Cheryl, who knew she wanted
to love you and make you into the perfect companion and riding horse.
You have it all now, Baby. We love you, Desperado, and Cheryl, too.
a look at WIW Desperado now, folks. This is a recent picture taken
of our boy in spring 2001. Just look at that face and those eyes!
Cheryl says he stops traffic with his coal black glistening coat
and those baby blues. Not only does she love him, but he is there
for her whenever she comes to the gate. He is not such a little
peanut anymore. Cheryl's vet thinks he will be well over 16
hands. And to think we were able to love him first! Best of luck,
Cheryl and Desperado.
to 11 year-old Amanda Keymel of Ontario, New York.
Amanda has been lucky enough to have
horses for awhile, namely Crabbet-bred Ghandiy, an Arabian gelding,
and, pictured here, Comet. Amanda has had a very successful show
season and has won blues and reds for both flatwork and jumping!
We expect that this is one young lady who will have a horse her
entire life! Bravo, Amanda!
to Mary Jane Page and B MI Valentine of
Streetsboro, Ohio, on the birth of Royal Sunrise Jubilee at 2 A.M.
on June 7, 2000. Julie is the first pinto foal sired by Royal Pride
Rythm. She has a wonderful dish, tippy ears, beautiful neck, and
shoulder, and a teacup muzzle. She moves like a dream. Mary Jane's
daughter, Heather, has already decided that Julie will make a great
Saddleseat candidate. We could not agree more. Julie will be registered
IAHA, APtHA, APAR, and ISHR. Mary Jane and Heather, Royal and Val
hit the jackpot with Julie! The best of success and happiness in
the show ring with this little treasure!
Pictures taken at less than 10 hours old.
Royal Sunrise Jubilee at
3 months pictured with Heather. Mary Jane can't bear
to wean this little beauty yet!! Enjoy!!
JULIE Mary Jane Page recently sent us
an updated picture of Royal Sunrise Jubilee, who at 11 months
old is 13.1 hands. She is not just another pretty face because
Mary Jane's daughter, Elizabeth, will be taking her
to the Ohio State Fair as a 4H project. If you recall from
this website, Julie was just a little shaver with 2 little
belly spots and a wide blaze, our Royal Pride Rythm's
FIRST pinto out of his first breeding with a pinto mare.
It was Mary Jane's success that prompted us
to breed Royal to SDs April Fool, a black/white gaited mare,
so that we could produce WIW Rythm Queen, a black/white
pinto gaited Half Arabian filly. Thanks, Mary Jane, for
the picture of this beautiful filly and for helping us to
produce a baby that we thought three years about before
actually getting the job done.
Royal Sunrise Jubilee (Julie)
made her debut at the 2001 Ohio State Fair, where
Heather Page was her expert handler. Julie (Royal Pride
Rythm x B Mi Valentine) took a blue ribbon in yearling Saddle-Type
Halter and a 3rd place in yearling lunge line, We commend
both of these young ladies for a fabulous performance that
makes our Royal and us very proud of our own.
to Ted and Linda Ujvari of Jerusalem,
Ohio, for purchasing Purebred Arabian filly, LB Miss Universe. Ted
and Linda have decided to retire and now live on 23 acres bordering
the Wayne State Forest. Their retirement plans include enjoying
riding trails on Missy and Dancer, a 1/2ArabianNSH. We are happy
for them that their dreams have come true and wish them many years
of companionship with both Missy and Dancer.
Terry Lewis of Claridon, Ohio, for purchasing
Dandy Dutchess, a registered Spotted Saddle Horse. It turns out
that Terry already owns an SSH, named Sugar, that could be Dandy's
twin sister. We are delighted that Terry will be using Dandy as
a mount for her son and that Dandy has an outstanding new home.
to Brandi Bahmann of Mantua, Ohio, for purchasing
Black Jack, a Tennessee Walking Horse.. Jack was the very first
horse at Windt im Wald. He was the best first horse anyone could
own, and he taught us much, always being kind and forgiving. We
are pleased that Jack's new home is just up the road a couple
of miles so we can stop by and say hello to him. We wish Brandi
and Jack many years of friendship. We'll never forget you, Jack!.
Don and Nancy King of Rome, Ohio, for purchasing Easter Tsunday,
the first foal sired by Royal Pride Rythm. Tsunday is out of Supreme
Tsamaz, our 3/4 Arab mare. Tsunday is a 7/8 Arabian.