The Cleveland Bay in Publication
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From 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.
|Fillies (from left) Abigail, a Cleveland Bay-Thoroughbred, and Constance, a purebred Cleveland Bay, romp at Epiphany Bay Farm.
ROBERT A. MARTIN/THE FREE LANCE
A Stafford County couple works to increase numbers of critically endangered purebred Cleveland Bay horses
By Laura Moyer Date published: 8/17/2009
Reprinted with permission from the Fredericksburg Free Lance Star
In the cool of an August evening, three rambunctious fillies romp around a fenced pasture at Epiphany Bay Farm in Hartwood in Stafford County, their mothers watching nearby.
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.
From 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.
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!
From the Equine Journal - August 2008
By Sarah Evans Moore
My whole life I've endeavored to learn anything and everything that had to do with horses. Growing up, one of my most favorite books was "The Encyclopedia of the Horse." I had completely forgotten about this book until a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon it on a shelf. I couldn't help but smile thinking of the many hours I poured over the evolution, variety of breeds, and description of the modern horse in society. I probably hadn't seen this book in at least 15 years. I laughed out loud when I flipped to the page that was still dog-eared from one of those "study sessions." I had folded over the Cleveland Bay page! Even as a child I obviously found an affinity with the marvelous Cleveland Bay breed.
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.
From the Equine Journal - January 2008
It is only the beginning of many choices when a horse owner decides to breed their horse. Mare owners face a huge decision when it comes to picking out a stallion that not only compliments the mare, but also will produce offspring that will fulfill the goals of the breeder. What attributes does a Cleveland Bay possess that would make it the right match for your personal breeding plan? Being a horse of substance, intelligence and talent, the Cleveland Bay has much to offer and may be the perfect match you are looking for.
From Topline Ink Equestrian Journal - January 2008If you visit the Cleveland Bay Horse Society website you will see the catch phrase, "A British horse with a history and a future". By itself, this phrase may not make a whole lot of sense to those who don't know the breed, but a little knowledge will explain all. The Cleveland Bay is a horse with a rich and interesting history. It also happens to be a horse that a mere 40 years ago, was on the brink of extinction. Due to the dedication of Queen Elizabeth II and the many breeders around the world the Cleveland Bay has increased in numbers to boast 700 worldwide. Still critically endangered, the future does now look promising for this most noble of breeds.
From the Equine Journal - December 2007
Most people know that Cleveland Bay Horses are tall, dark and handsome. Some even know about their links to British nobility. Unfortunately, because Cleveland Bays are indeed rare, too few people have had the opportunity to meet and really get to know this unique breed. With limited and sometimes inaccurate information available, misconceptions abound. Below are three of the most common myths with facts to "demystify" each:Myth 1
- Cleveland Bays are draft horses that are big, and clunky with no decent movement...