Post by Sadie Woodson on Feb 14, 2020 18:49:09 GMT -6
HUNTING DAWN STABLES
EST. SEPTEMBER 2014
Hunting Dawn Stables was established in September of 2014, specializing in flat racing Thoroughbreds, and western AQHs. Since then, we have expanded and multiplied in numbers and space. We also have many western horses in many different sections of the western world, each hand-picked from sales by the owners and stable hands. Our stables is based off of the owners' love for western and English disciplines, plus their love for stock horses and Thoroughbreds. We mainly focus on Western Stocks now, with only a couple of Thoroughbred Eventers.
Dawn Acres is a branch off of our main stable, Hunting Dawn Stables. We decided to open it in November 2015 because of our rapidly growing number of flat racers. Dawn Acres specializes in flat racing Thoroughbreds. As breeders, Dawn Acres only breeds the finest and top racers. Only the best are sold to the public and bred. Competition-wise, Dawn Acres only focuses on flat racing. Whether the ride may be bad, or fantastic, we are honored to have horses that give us their all. Our motto is Victory is the goal.
Post by Sadie Woodson on Feb 16, 2020 4:29:31 GMT -6
HUNTING DAWN STABLES
Our western stable consists of three 8 stall and two 6 stall barns, with 2 outdoor arenas, 3 round pens, an indoor arena, and multiple individual pastures and small group pastures, and multiple larger pastures around the property. There is a house included for the main household, the Woodsons, and some staff members. Our dog kennel is also located here.
Our racing stables have 24 stalls, 2 outdoor arenas, one covered arena, 3 round pens, 4 individual pastures, 5 small group pastures and multiple large pastures around the property. It also includes a small home that our veterinarian lives in.
Post by Sadie Woodson on Feb 16, 2020 4:29:43 GMT -6
HELP MAKE THE STABLES RUN
These are the current staff employed at Hunting Dawn Stables and Dawn Acres. Each one is assigned two horses to compete with and take care of. The stables have two on-site veterinarians that keep a close eye on our horses in case anything happens. There is also two horse trainers that are in charge of our horses in training.
Note: Many staff members have been with us for years
Post by Sadie Woodson on Feb 16, 2020 4:30:56 GMT -6
HUNTING DAWN STABLES
These are the current horses that reside at the stables. There are mainly stock horses and Thoroughbreds, but a few miscellaneous breeds reside here as well. Each horse was hand-picked or chosen through careful breeding by the owners as quality is important to the stables. The first set of Stallions, Mares and Geldings reside at Hunting Dawn Stables, while the second set resides at Dawn Acres.
Note: HDS is western only and Dawn Acres is Flat Racing only.
Post by Sadie Woodson on Feb 19, 2020 22:01:22 GMT -6
THE MAIN FAMILY
The Woodsons are the owners of Hunting Dawn Stables and Dawn Acres. After being passed down for 3 generations, the twin sisters, Delilah and Willow, are the new owners. They run both stables with the help of Delilah's husband, James. The girls have been owners of the stables since they turned 21. On top of running the two stables, the family also runs a small dog kennel called Alaine Kennel, which breeds working German Shepherds and Border Collies. Delilah and James have two twin children together, Emmett and Avery. They are about 10 years old and ready to start learning how to ride.
idk word: Delilah, James, Willow, Avery and Emmett Woodson
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 20, 2020 20:03:16 GMT -6
"EVERY GREAT STABLE
ONCE STARTED AS A PLAN"
Every stable has to start somewhere to become something amazing, Hunting Dawn Stables was no different. Originally started as a small family ranch, it has been in the Woodsons' possession for 4 generations now. The original founders, Sarah and Jacob, didn't plan on expanding to the size it is now, as it was just a farm for their family. After winning many competitions, Hunting Dawn Stables started to become known and people were always interested in a future star or a stud from the farm. Without these foundation horses, Hunting Dawn Stables would not be as well-known as it is today. Even though some of them didn't join the farm at the start, they helped create wonderful lineage.
Features: Shadows In The Mist, He'z Notcho Man, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Mobster Mayhem, Sacrifice The Virgin, The Mercedes Kid, Dreams Never Die, Pirates Buckin' Lass, Princess of Hearts, Baby Blue
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 21, 2020 17:17:17 GMT -6
"A STALLION THIS
HANDSOME IS RARE"
When James first laid eyes on this stud, he knew that he needed him. His color and structure were phenomenal and would provide great genetics to the future lines. RYV Must Be Dreaming is very flashy with his coat and movement, but isn't well known yet as we wanted to have a solid career with him before he was offered to the public. Dream and James just finished the daily workout and a nice bath, with Dream's coat glimmering in the sunlight as they get ready to go to the stables.
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 21, 2020 18:20:45 GMT -6
"THE GREATEST POWER IS
OFTEN SIMPLE PATIENCE"
Unstable Jokester used to live up to his name. He was a hotheaded stallion that loved to mess around with other horses or staff members. Joke was a hard stallion to handle in his younger years. Now, almost 5 years old, he has learned to become patient and listen to those around him. He doesn't mind sitting alongside the arena waiting for his turn. A lot of hard work and dedication created the stallion he is today.
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 23, 2020 23:35:25 GMT -6
"LONG LEGS GIVE
THE BEST VIEW"
He was often called Giraffe due to his long legs and lanky body. For an Appendix Quarter Horse, Say took on the look of a Thoroughbred than a nice mix between the two. Topping out at 17 hands, he was the tallest horse ever bred and born at the stables. Originally bred for Flat Racing, he had little luck with his long legs and then was sold on to be retrained for Show Jumping. He excelled at his new profession, but was later returned to us after a few years. Nowadays he has been trained for reining and ranch work.
Features: Hunting's That's What I'm Saying & Chantelle Tracey
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 25, 2020 20:01:22 GMT -6
"I FIND PEACE
IN THE RAIN"
Meet our newest addition, OCS Mountain Rain. Rain is a Liver Chestnut Tobiano Roan APH mare who we purchased from Andrew Ford. She is a very sweet mare that loves to relax. Rain is only a yearling so she is learning the basics of leading, etc. but we are unsure what she will do in the future. She may either compete in a western discipline or become a broodmare.
Post by Sadie Woodson on May 27, 2020 21:39:31 GMT -6
"YOU CAN BE THE PEANUT
BUTTER TO MY JELLY"
Gun and Kiss are often mistaken as sisters or many assume that they are related, but that isn't the case. These mares were born only a day apart and have been inseparable ever since. They were always running around the pastures together as they grew up. You would often see them cuddled up next to each other whether they are eating or just relaxing and they don't do well separated. These sweethearts always put a smile on the staffs' faces because of how cute they can be.
Features: Hunting's Golden Kisses (L) & Hunting's Gunnin' For A Storm (R)