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The Cleveland Bay in Publication

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Cleveland Bay Purebred Blood-typing and DNA Depository


Over twenty years ago, the CBHSNA began a working relationship with the University of Kentucky and later, Texas A&M University to study the genetic diversity of purebred Cleveland Bays. AmerStudBkSeveral purebred owners submitted blood samples and later, hair samples, for study. That analysis is complete, but unfortunately the results have yet to be published. 

Recently, both Universities ruled these reports are property of the Cleveland Bay Horse Society of North America. All the blood-typing and DNA reports have been transferred to the Society. 


CBHSNA Ambassador Award


Purpose: To promote public awareness of Cleveland Bays by encouraging owners to exhibit their horses in public venues.Spin and her AA

Cleveland Bay Ambassador Award Program Procedure

1. Recipients need not be CBHSNA members to receive an Ambassador Award

2. Unregistered horses are eligible to win a Cleveland Bay Ambassador Award one time unless that horse changes owners (we can help & steer towards registration and foster good sportsmanship).
(updated 9-4-14)


CBHSNA Congratulates our Latest Field Hunter


Boz in 2014 paradeMs. Ann Denison and OldDominion Bedwyr (aka Boz) reside in Virginia and are avid fox hunters.  Ann and Boz’s story is below:

submitted by Ann Denison
I fox hunt.   Starting the first weekend in September, I hunt 3 or more times a week if the weather permits.  When hunting ends, I work on cross country riding to begin preparing to hunt next fall.  I need a horse that is fast enough to keep up on those long runs across fields and handy enough to wind through vines, brambles, fallen stone walls, ravines and tight turns over fences. I need a horse athletic enough to handle any jump – coop, stonewall, ditch, fallen trees  -- and relaxed enough to stand patiently at a check or to stand and listen for the hounds when they’re at a distance.  Now in his fourth season, that describes my part-bred Old Dominion Bedwyr – or Bozley,  as he’s known in the ‘hood.  

posted January 11, 2015


Equine Genetics 101: Genetics Concepts and Applications

Considering the amount of 'ink' devoted to grading register discussion and the calls for a breed conference in the world of Cleveland Bays, I was pleased to find this recent article taken from The Thoroughbred Pedigree, Genetics and Performance Conference co-sponsored by The Blood-Horse in Lexington, Kentucky.


The Cleveland Bay Horse - Will it be Extinction or Preservation?


Legacy_Laurie_XCFrom the Equine Journal - November 2009

I have often asked myself "why is the Cleveland Bay horse one of the rarest horses in the world with the dubious honor of being on the American Livestock Breed Conservancy's "Critical" list?"


Cleveland Bay Summer Adventure


Acadia2009FieldFrom the Equine Journal - October 2009
This is an unedited version of the EJ article which was edited due to space allowed

In July, I was fortunate to join a large group from my barn on a camping trip to Acadia National Park in Maine.  For those unfamiliar with the park, there are forty-five miles of rustic carriage roads.


Cleveland Bays Gather at Upperville



From the Equine Journal - August  2009

The Upperville Colt and Horse Show in Virginia was the place to be for Cleveland Bay owners from the mid-Atlantic in early June. Over 20 horses competed in hand and under saddle. As rare as the Cleveland Bay horse is, they competed at Upperville when it first was held in 1853. The founder of Upperville,Colonel Richard Henry Dulany imported the champion Cleveland Bay stallion Scrivington from England in the 1850's and started breeding quality horses. Upperville was just the perfect show venue for Colonel Dulany over 150 years ago and was again a great place to show the versatility and presence of the Cleveland Bay. Below are results. Congratulations to all those that attended.

Photo:Christine Wolff


Oprah, the Queen and Cleveland Bays


cbenglandFrom the Equine Journal - June 2009

I came in from the barn one day a few weeks ago, turned on the TV and there was the Oprah show touring Windsor Castle in England.They were giving us a glimpse into the life of HRH Queen Elizabeth II. I immediately thought, will they talk about her horses? Indeed they did do a tour of the barn and there I saw the handsome, unmistakable Cleveland Bay horse.


Cleveland Bays at Upperville


From the Equine Journal - September 2008

One of the most prestigious venues where Cleveland Bays may be found each June is the Upperville Colt and Horse Show. Despite the scorch of an uncharacteristic late spring heatwave, an enthusiastic group of 13 purebred and 17 partbred Cleveland Bays and their exhibitors graced the ring under the legendary oaks of Upperville. This attendance is especially significant because it means nearly 10 percent of the purebred Cleveland Bays currently living in North America participated. This is by far the largest group of Cleveland Bays to gather in one competition!


The Glorious Cleveland Bay


From the Equine Journal - April 2008

Capturing the moment in photography

Foaling season is upon us, as we welcome beautiful bay foals into the world. The Cleveland Bay stallions are animated and the mares glowing as the breeding months go on. Competitions have started and the beautifully groomed Cleveland Bay athletes are ready to show their stuff. and we have our cameras in hand waiting to capture the action. Photos are used for memories, promotion and sales. As a horse owner you know the value of using good photos to promote your farm and horses. It is indeed true that a picture can tell a thousand words, and you want those to be great words! Here are some tips I have picked up over the years while becoming a better equine photographer.