Belesemo Arabians "Current News Events"

AHA National Championship Ride

We were privileged to have the AHA National Championship Endurance Ride held here in Idaho this year. We were thrilled to attend 2 of 3 days and get to see horses of our bloodlines and their placings and visit w/ their wonderful owners. We were excited that horses carrying Belesemo bloodlines bred by us and others, made such an amazing showing. Our heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to the following National winners - what a storied championship.

U.S. National Top Ten Purebred 100 Mile Ride
6th - LJ Owyhee Opal by Belesemo Image bred by Carol Brand and owned/ridden by Dr. Tom Currier, DVM

U.S. National Top Ten Purebred Arabian 50 Mile Championship
6th - Belesema Anna by Belesemo Image and owner/rider Chris Samson

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian100 Mile Ride
1st -Sanstormm by Sanskrit, bred by Dee Matlock and ridden/owned by Suzanne Hayes

U.S. National Top Ten Half Arabian 50 Mile National Championship,
4th - Belesema Star Ebony by Belesemo Obsidian and rider, Jessica Huber
5th - Belesemo Moon by Belesemo IBN Trad and rider/owner Lynn White
4th - ANCER (Appaloosa) National Championship.

What a super accomplishment for these great horses and their owners/rider. CONGRATS to all!

San Storm ©Ross Tolman

Sanstormm and Suzanne Hayes

Belesema Anna and Chris Samsom

Belesema Anna and Chris Samsom

LJ Owhyee Opal and Tom Cuurier

LJ Owhyee Opal and Tom Cuurier


AHA Region 18 Championship Ride

Exciting news from Lysane Cree and BELESEMO EXTREME (Belesemo Obsidian x Belesema Exotica by Belesemo Magic) all the way from Ontario, Canada. This fantastic duo has had an unbelievable summer by attending the Region 18 AHA Championship 2-day 100 (at the Madawaska Highlands Pioneer Ride of Canadians, in eastern Ontario) and taking 1st place and Best Condition!

They also finished their first FEI *1 50 mile at the Coates Creek ride taking 8th place, continuing well on their way to World Endurance FEI qualifications. They ended the season with another 50 mile ride taking 3rd and a second Best Condition award. Way to go Lysane and "Buddy". We are so proud of you and excited to watch you continue!

region 18 trophy
Region 18©Wendy Webb Photography
region 18 ribbons

Coates Creek Region 18
©Wendy Webb Photography

 

Coates Creek competition
©Wendy Webb Photography

 

Region 3 Championships

 

Proof that Belesemo line Arabians excel at more than endurance and sporthorse activities - Congratulations to Belesemo RC Magic (Belesemo Magic X Madafa) owned by Carey Brock of Delhi California and ridden by legendary trainer Don Wright on taking:


Region III Reserve Champion Herd Work (cutting) with Don Wright riding
Region III Grand Champion Reined Cow Horse Limited with Carey Brock riding


This is after only 5 practice rides with Don on buffalo and flag. This wonderful young stallion exemplifies his CMK heritage and kind disposition as shown her with Carey's granddaughter.

regional
Magic Man Regional ribbons
magic buffalo
regional competition
grand daughter
regional

 

 


Treasure Valley Classic Show
Belesemo Magic Marker - High Scoring Sport Horse In-Hand Champion

Congratulations to Belesemo Magic Marker(Belesemo Magic x Belesema Mystica) and Amanda Thomas on achieving an 80, 80.5, and 81 scores on Sport Horse In Hand classes at the Treasure Valley Classic Horse Show in June. These are phenomenal scores, which resulted in Mark being the highest scoring horse of the In-Hand classes. He achieved two championships and a reserve. We expect to see even greater things from Mark and Amanda in the future.

magic marker and amanda
magic marker competition ribbons
amanda trotting with magic marker
magic marker and amanda in competition
belesemo magic marker
amanda trotting with magic marker in competition

2017 Foal Crop has Arrived

This years foal crop is safely on the ground with 6 filies and 5 colts. They are absolutely phenomenal with many national champion parents and siblings. Stay tuned to for photos to come.


Belesemo Hawkeye

Belesemo Hawkeye
(Belesemo IBN Trad x WPTR Amazng Grace)

Belesema Sans Myst

Belesema Sans Myst
(Sanskrit x Belesema Mystica)

Belesema Gold Monarch

Belesemo Gold Monarch
( BR Gold Sovereign x Diva CLL)


Belesemo Total eclips

Belesemo Total Eclips
(Belesemo Obsidian x PNA Lakhota Moon)

Epic Prima Belle Colt 2017

2017 Epic Prima Belle Colt
(BR Gold Sovereign x Epic Prima Belle)

Belesema Black Dancer

Belesema Black Dancer
(Belesemo Obsidian x Belesema Replika



meena filly 2017

Belesema Cameellia
(Belesemo IBN Trad x Meena)

Belesema Sans Flame

Belesema Sans Flame
(Sanskrit x Cal Flaming Emit)

Belesema Sansation

Belesemo Sansation
(Belesemo IBN Trad x Sansational Lady)


Belesema Oria Rosa

Belesema Oria Rosa
(BR Gold Sovereign x Forever Roses)

2017 Belesema Joyous Filly

Filly
(BR Gold Sovereign x Belesema Joyous)




Belesemo Wizard

Belesemo Wizard
(Belesemo Magic x Latricia by Las Trad)
1989 - 2017

We received this lengthy tribute from long time client Will Schmidt earlier this year and debated about putting it on facebook. However, it is a great tribute to the companion relationship we have with these wonderful creatures and thought it might be educational as well. Thanks Will. Wizard and Ari had and have a great home with you. Our condolences. [Read full story]


A fair chance

Region XII AHA Champion
Pure Bred Competitive Trail

Recent news from Maris Ramsay in the Southeast Region has her Belesemo Trad granddaughter A Fair Chance (Belesemo Chance x Bella Magnolya), bred by James/ Gini Agnew, winning the 2016 Region XII AHA Champion Pure Bred Competitive Trail on December 18, 2016. Congratulations to both of you on such a great achievement. The Belesemo Trad grandget are proving themselves as the next generation of superior trail horses.



2016 SWIT / DR Standings

The 2016 standings for the Southwest Idaho Trail and Distance Riders results were recently published and many Belesemo bred or marketed horses appeared on the list. Congratulations to all of the horses and riders on an outstanding year.

Senior Top Ten Horse and Rider Teams
4th - Belesemo Moon & Lynn White
9th - Belesemo Dude & Merri Melde

50 Mile Ride Standings
5th - Belesemo Moon & Lynn White
10th - Belesemo Dude & Merri Melde
12th - Belesema Anna & Chris Samson
15th - HHR Jammazon & Tamara Baysinger
27th - HHR Levis Sualowa & Tamara Baysinger
37th - Belesema Esperanza & Naomi Tyler

LD Horse and Rider Mileage
3rd - Belesemo Geronimo & Maria Kilgo
6th - Belesema Specialty & Carrie Johnson
13th - Tuxedos Ghost & Vicci Archer

Senior Top Five LD Horse
3rd - Belesemo Geronimo & Maria Kilgo

500+ Mile Award
Belesemo Geronimo & Maria Kilgo

Best Condition 50 Mile Division
HHR Jammazon & Tamara Baysinger




2016 AERC National Championship Ride

Held at Antelope Island, Utah, the 2016 National Champion 50 and 100 mile rides included some great Belesemo line horses and their riders. Congratulations on these fantastic accomplishments. Read all about Belesemo Dude's (aka Dudley) National Championship ride experience on Merri Melde's blog "The Equestrian Vagabond" blog WAY TO GO!


Baile Skrit Ablace AERC
©Gore/Baylor Photography 2016

100-mile Ride - 2nd Place!
1st - Featherweight Division


Baile Skrit Ablaze
(Sanskrit x Bailie On Ice – Appy)
Owned/Ridden by Pam Bailie
Bred by Pam/Doyle Bailie
4 Tevis Cups - 4 Completions

Belesemo Impressario AERC
©Gore/Baylor Photography 2016

100-mile Ride - 10th Place!
1st -Heavyweight Division


Belesemo Impresario
(BA Fantizon x Belesema Grey by Belesemo Trad)
Owned by Brent/Cheryl Johnson
Ridden by Kevin Waters
2X AERC Pioneer Award Champion

Belesemo Dude at AERC championship ©Steve Bradley

50-mile Ride - 16th Place!
Featherweight Division


Belesemo Dude
(Belesemo Image x Nature’s Quicksilver)
Bred/Owned by Steph Teeter
Ridden by Merri Melde
870 AERC Miles to Date



2016 Sport Horse Nationals

Belesemo Iron Man Sport Horse 2016

Congratulations to Julie Gelderman and her fantastic gelding Belesemo Iron Man (Belesemo Magic X Princess Tiniya). At the 2016 Sport Horse Nationals this fantastic gelding and Julie's daughter Amanda riding him were:

Reserve National Champion Hunter Hack Junior Horse
National Top Ten Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse.

 

"Tony" just missed top ten sport horse geldings in hand by placing 11th. What a great showing for just turning four years old. Tony was previously:

2014 National Top Ten Sport Horse 2 Yr. Old Colts/Geldings


2016 Young Riders Team Challenge

siena young riders challenge

Congratulations to Mary Howell, owner, and Sarah Buckley, rider, on Indian Dream Girl aka "Siena" (Belesemo Chance daughter / Belesemo Trad granddaughter) on their recent placings.

Canadian Championship FEI 75 mile - 2nd place overall
Young Riders Team Challenge - 2nd young rider & 3rd overall with a ride time of 6:53

They are pursuing a chance to ride in the Young Riders World Championship in Verona, Italy, in 2017. Go Mary, Siena, and Sarah. We are excitedly cheering you on.


2016 Tevis Cup

Congratulations to these fabulous owners, breeders, and riders of horses placing top 15 on the toughest endurance ride in the country, the Tevis Cup. These horses were sired by stallions in the Belesemo Arabians breeding program. We are so proud of all of you!

Appollo LH Tevis 2016
©Lynn Glazer, www.photo.lynnsite.com

6th Place!

Appollo LH
(Sanskrit x Twice A Princess)
Owned/Ridden by Jesse Caswell
To date: 5 - 1sts, 5 - 2nds, 7 BCs

Belesemo Impresario Tevis 2016
©Gore/Baylor Photography 2016

12th Place!

Belesemo Impresario
(BA Fantizon x Belesema Grey
by Belesemo Trad)
Owned by Brent/Cheryl Johnson
Ridden by Kevin Waters
2X AERC Pioneer Award Champion

Baile Skrit Ablaze Tevis 2016
©Gore/Baylor Photography 2016

14th Place!

Baile Skrit Ablaze
(Sanskrit x Bailie On Ice – Appy)
Owned/Ridden by Pam Bailie
4 Tevis Cups - 4 Completions


Three Starters – Three Top 15 Finishers Belesemo Arabians Congratulates these Tevis Cup Winners


2016 Ranch Visitors

George and Kim

Kim and her run around "broken leg buggy" with ranch visitors George and Terri Opolski, originally from Poland, now in Idaho. George shared some wonderful stories of his life in Poland and the Arabians he knew there while growing up. Our thanks to Terri who forwarded these photos taken during their visit.

We have had many other visitiors to the ranch this summer from as far away as South Africa, Canada, Florida, California, and other states. We appreciate all of you stopping in for a visit to see the horses, and some have found new companions to ship to their respective homes. Thank you for your confidence in our horses and breeding program. All of your visits are special.

George and Kim

Region IV Sport Horse Show
Magic Marker (Belesemo Magic x Belesema Mystica)

Recent News from the Treasure Valley Classic Horse Show and Region IV Sport Horse Championship have 3 year old Belesemo Magic Marker (Belesemo Magic x Belesema Mystica) claiming some impressive titles in his first show for owner Amanda Washington. Congratulations to both of them on a great show. We are looking forward to seeing them at the Sport Horse Nationals in September - Three Regional Top Fives and Two Reserve Champion Hunter Type

Magic Marker
magic marker amanda washington
magic marker award

Region IV Placings
Reserve Champion SHIH Hunter Type
Reserve Champion SHIH Hunter Type ATH
Top Five SHIH Dressage Type

Treasure Valley Classic Placings
1st Hunter Type ATH
3rd Hunter Type Open
4th Dressage Type Open
6th Dressage Type ATH



Performizon
(BA Fantizon x Plantinum Edition)

performizon

Recent update from Hallie Torres regarding Performizon, sired by BA Fantizon by RD Arizon, bred by Hallie and now owned and ridden by Sarena Pearse, has them currently in the AERC Top 10 in West Regional Pt. Standings. Currently logging 1,555 miles, they have completed some tough rides already this season and are headed for TEVIS this July. We wish them all the best in their quest for the coveted TEVIS buckle.

performizon sarena pearse

THE 2016 FOALS ARE HERE!!!
And they are an impressive bunch!


Black/Grey Filly (Sanskrit x RCF Angelica)

Black/Grey Filly
(Sanskrit x RCF Angelica)


Black Filly (Belesemo Obsidian x PNA Lakhota Moon)

Black Filly
(Belesemo Obsidian x PNA Lakhota Moon)


Chestnut Filly (Sanskrit x Belesema Sacajawea)
Chestnut Filly (Sanskrit x Belesema Sacajawea) 2

Chestnut Filly
(Sanskrit x Belesema Sacajawea)

Chestnut Filly (Belesemo Image x Belesema Excella)

Chestnut Filly
(Belesemo Image x Belesema Excella)


Black Filly (Belesemo Obsidian x Midnite Lyric)

Black Filly
(Belesemo Obsidian x Midnite Lyric)


Chestnut Colt (BR Gold Sovereign x Elija Sukari)

Chestnut Colt
(BR Gold Sovereign x Elija Sukari)

Bay Filly (Sanskrit x Belesema Khany Khiss)

Bay Filly
(Sanskrit x Belesema Khandy Khiss)


Chestnut Colt (Belesema Ibn Trad x Mariah's Rizingsun)

Chestnut Colt
(Belesemo Ibn Trad x Mariah's Rizingsun)


Chestnut Colt Sanskrit x Belesema Velveteen

Chestnut Colt
(Sanskrit x Belesema Velveteen)

and still waiting for (Sanskrit x Best Actress) -- stay tuned! - Flash!! Gorgeous Bay Filly just foaled.


ADDITIONAL BABIES BEING BORN AT BELESEMO ARABIAN RANCH.


baby killdeer in nest
mama killdeer pretending broken wing
baby killdeer looking out of nest

Not only are horse babies coming into existence but so are bird babies. Shown here is a nest of Killdeers that survived in the mare's dry lot all spring. We marked the nest with sticks so it wasn't stepped on and miracle of miracles here are the babies all hatched out before they jump out of the nest within two more hours and start running around. Their frantic mother is giving us the "fake broken wing" treatment as we were too close to the nest snapping photos.


Historical Articles

There have been new photos and articles on our historical page - "Then and Now". Click Here to view recent updates.

belesemo trad in costume giving  a demonstration

Belesemo Trad at the Idaho Horse Expo circa 1987


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And Still 29 Years Later, Belesemo Arabians At
The 2016 Idaho Horse Expo

. . .

The 2016 Belesemo Image out of Belesema Excella filly, greeting the children at the April, 2016, Idaho Horse Expo. This filly is a double Belesemo Trad granddaughter,following in her grandsire's footsteps 29 years later, as a breed ambassador also. She is true history in the making.


kids petting horse at expo
kids at expo with horse
girl with baby horse

Sheila Varian - Varian Arabians

Passing of Greatest Arabian Breeder

It is with deep regret that we join thousands of Sheila Varian's admirers in sorrow at her recent passing.  Sheila represented the epitome of breeders for the arabian breed and we were so fortunate to have met her and visited with her at Scottsdale in times past.

We were also blessed to attend her annual Summer Jubilee at the Varian Ranch in California summer before last with good friends Hallie Torres and Gail Dellagatta.  It was truly a special lifetime event as we were able to see the results of the 60 year old breeding program, walk the pastures with broodmares/foals,  tour the wonderful Varian factility which is now owned by the California Rangeland Trust, and just visit with other like minded arabian breeders.  It was a wonderful, never to be repeated experience where we met old and new friends alike.  We will never forget it nor Sheila's dedication to the breed she loved so much.  Indeed, we cannot think of anyone else that has had such an impact on the breed as a whole.

group photo at varian ranch
sheila varian
dinner at varian arabians

Photos shown here are reminisces at the Varian Ranch with Sheila on one of her horses giving a seminar and then all of us enjoying dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean after a day at the Varian Ranch. It was a truly memorable experience. 

We are blessed to have two Varian sired horses in our broodmare band, Starrquest Bey sired by Huckleberry Bey who has produced a wonderful Sanskrit daughter for us and PNA Lakhota Moon sired by Sundance Kid V who just produced a fantastic solid black filly this month sired by Belesemo Obsidian.  Interestingly enough, we saw Starrquest's Bey's dam, Starrlite  sired by *Bask, sell to Tom Chauncey Arabians in the Last Daughters of *Bask Sale in Scottsdale on our first trip in 1980.  Now that brings back some memories 30 years later!


 

Belesemo Black Knight Photos

Congratulations to Angelyn Sherman, one of our ranch helpers, on having her photos selected for the 2016 BLM Wild Mustang calendar. Angie's beautiful way with a camera is shown here by her recent snaps of Belesemo Black Knight as a coming 2 year old.

black knight photos


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