Contessa has been our local, provincial, and National Champion and our World Show Top 10 contender.
Contessa just never ceases to amaze us, and has taken to motherhood and a partial show career like a real trooper.
She is the most dependable horse for riding/ driving and having fun with here on the farm, we don't know what we would do without her !
Tess continues to be our personal mount at shows, and on the trails - she truly is the 'Morgan Horse' personified !
Her latest job her on the farm has been teaching our grandkids about horses, what better horse could we ask for.
AND then, at the age of 19, she blessed us with a beautiful palomino filly who we will be retaining as her replacement in our breeding program - what a beautiful legacy.
But wait, that doesn't mean she takes the year off, she is still doing leadline classes this summer as well, what a great mare !!
Check out her offspring : Coulee Bend Glory Days Coulee Bend Honest-Lee Coulee Bend Legacy Coulee Bend Navigator Coulee Bend Orion Coulee Bend True Bliss
We are excited to add this gray mare to our breeding program !
She was one of only TWO gray morgans in Canada, and the ONLY ONE in Western Canada when we brought her in as a two year old.
She is a super sweet mare, with incredible movement and just loves to be worked with.
Ash has a gorgeous, big, buggy eye, long neck, great top line, smooth body, and is just what we were looking for to add to our breeding program.
The long search was worth it !!
Check out her offspring:
'Lu' is an abolute treasure. Lyle has always wanted to get into combined driving, and Lu is just the mare to do it with !
She is a dream to drive, loves doing the obstacles and never tires on the marathon course.
Shown in Oklahoma as a 2 yr old by The Rivers Edge, she placed Top Ten in pleasure driving before coming to Coulee Bend and starting her combined driving career.
Now in addition to being our 'go to' driving horse, Lu is proving herself as an excellent riding horse as well.
She has been an amazing trail horse - crossing rivers, climbing hills, going through deep gullies, and more.
Lu and Lyle have also taken part in a Dave Manning cowhorse clinic ....... what's next for these two ?!?!?!
Mez is an absolutely gorgeous mare, with her big, buggy eyes and wonderful personality - her rare coloring is just an added bonus !!
Now started under saddle, she is proving to be a very willing, athletic and fun horse to ride - we're looking forward to lots of fun hours trail miles.
Her breeding goes back to: Equinox Beaubrook, Deer Run Command, Noble Command, Pecos and so much more !!
Mez has produced two beautiful fillies for us, one sired by our late stallion, UVM Thomise and one by our Silver Dapple Stallion, Unconventional.
Mez produced another outstanding foal in 2014 - the first Bay dun silver dapple in the Morgan breed !
This gorgeous colt is not only rare in color, but has the undeniable Morgan look, and of course, wonderful disposition and people loving personality.
Mez will be taking a year off from motherhood, and getting some more saddle time under her cinch, we look forward to many happy trails on her this coming year!
Check out her offspring : Coulee Bend Reverence Coulee Bend Simply Devine Coulee Bend Talisman
Star is the third foal and second filly from the great cross of UVM Thomise and Pure Country Love Song.
She is a very friendly, bold, athletic, feminine and very correct filly.
She has a big star that really sets of her gorgeous dishy face - she is going to be a looker no matter what direction her life takes her.
Star was started by Liberty Equestrian as a 3 yr old, and has come home to become one of our favorite riding horses and is a fearless trail mount.
We are really enjoying this girl !!
Reverence: a feeling of deep respect, tinged with awe.
With that definition in mind, it was easy to name this beautiful filly. She is the last foal sired by our late foundation stallion, UVM Thomise, and we have always been in awe of the amazing foals he sired.
Vera is such a beautiful, sweet, outgoing filly and has the amazing athleticism and grace that we have come to expect from her sire. She is the first foal out of our gorgeous dunskin mare, Mesmerized and the only problem we have seen with this cross is that we can't duplicate it !! Vera is proving to be a super easy filly to train and has taken to saddle and cart training like a pro. We hope to put many more miles under saddle this year and also keep developing her obvious nautral ability as a carriage horse and get her ready to compete in CDE's.
We are so excited about this young filly - she is a daughter of our one and only Coulee Bend Contessa and one of the first foals sired by our gorgeous perlino, JKM PlatnumBlue.
She is refined, sweet, so easy to work with, and a true compliment to the breeding of these 2 horses.
As most everyone knows, Contessa has been a cornerstone of our farm, and we were hoping to get a filly to replace her that was equally as good as her.
A very tall order to fill, but we got it !! Bliss is a true blessing and we couldn't be happier.
Already as a yearling and weanling Bliss has won many Halter classes, and championships, she has done some bombproofing clinics and In hand trail classes - she is definately following in her mothers hoofsteps !!
'Lily' is our last foal of 2014 but well worth the wait ! This is Kachina's first foal and we couldn't be happier.
She has a beautifully chiseled face, nice neck set, uphill trot and terrific personality.
She is smaller as she is her dam's first foal, but the way she is growing, she should catch up to the others in no time !!
Meanwhile we are enjoying working with her and of course, seeing a filly of this quality all wrapped up in a beautiful light buckskin coloring with amazing black trim - couldn't be any better !
'Rose' is the sweetest filly - cute, personable, easy to love :)
So much in fact, that we have decided to retain Rose for ourselves and will
instead offer her dam for sale. Please visit our sales page for more
information on Alpinemist Desert Rose.
Vana will definately be a keeper here at Coulee Bend. Vana is a huge, cremello (double dilute) mare who will produce palomino, buckskin and smokey black foals in the future.
Vanna is a super sweet natured mare, is very athletic, pretty head and neck with true sport horse movement.
With her amazing looks and long, long mane and tail, she is often referred to as a 'barbie doll horse'.
Vanna is broke to ride and has also proven herself as a great producer and amazing mother.
Her first foal, Statesman, is a true example of the quality she will continue to produce.
Vanna did it again in 2014, producing a gorgeous, big buckskin silver dapple filly - what a beauty!
Check out her Offspring: Coulee Bend Statesman Coulee Bend Tres Bien Coulee Bend Winning Ways