WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
WE LOVE TO MATCH OUR HORSES WITH OWNERS THAT WILL BE FOREVER THRILLED.
HERE'S AN UPDATE ON TALKING WATERS BRED HORSES.
"Love the Where Are They Now page... from my perspective as a TW Junkie"!
Jullyen el Jamaal x AlitaFame
2008 purebred bay mare
A kinder mare you'll never find.
And beautiful. After showing in western pleasure and hunter pleasure, Alitas Jewel has moved north to become a member of the Trimingham family of Canada, and for young Minnie to show. We're looking forward to their win pictures!
Owned by The Trimingham Family
Sand Springs, BC, Canada
Owned by Sue & Grace Forbes, Colorado
Sundance Kid V x AlitaFame
2011 purebred black mare
Such a kind & pretty mare, who is in training at The Burkman Centre, and going nicely under saddle. She is currently for sale; please see her listing at: www.burkmancentre.com
Says owner Liz Alward, "So pleased with "Miss Sunny", my ray of sunshine... always a happy girl. Thank you Burkman Centre for her great care".
Owned by Liz Alward,
H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Ali Al Thani
Al Zobair Stud
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
2007 purebred bay mare
Padron Psyche x AlitaFame
Born here at Talking Waters this lovely filly went on to Scottsdale, and then to Brazil where she became Brazilian Res. National Champion Filly. She's now a treasured broodmare at the Al Zobair Stud, producing many lovely foals for them by some outstanding stallions. www.alzobairstud.com
U.S. National Champion,
Owned by Sherri Gillham,
Horse & Rider Magazine
Owned by Robin & Sloan Kritser, Amarillo, TX
Enzo x AlitaFame
2013 purebred bay mare
A letter from Sue Forbes, Colorado
We purchased Alenza in Nov 2014 from Talking Waters Arabians, we were fortunate enough to actually see her in her element at the ranch. This is where she grew up as babies should, running, playing, figuring out how to be a horse in a huge pasture with other horses. When we walked out to the pasture, there she stood with 2 National Champion mares, quite an impressive site; they all walked up and greeted us. We instantly had a connection with Alenza. Bobbi handed the halter to my 12 year old daughter and said, 'you can go and catch her'. Before long my daughter was leading Alenza out of the pasture and walking her around. Alenza is only 2 1/2yrs old and was quite the lady for my daughter. I could tell she had a lot of great ground work already done with her thanks to Bobbi.
Alenza wasn't your typical 2 1/2 year old, she was curious but not wild or over excited she just took things in stride, and was great friends with the ranch cat.
The day we went to pick her up and take her home we arrived at the ranch very early, she said goodbye to the other horses, loaded into the trailer all by herself, and didn't make a sound. My daughter had seen the TW freeze brand on Alitas Jewell and asked if we could have Alenza freeze branded. That way she would always represent Talking Waters maybe even at Nationals some day.
Once we got her home and settled she fit right in and made friends with the other mares. She is so willing to learn and please, she learns so quickly and a little praise goes a long way with her. She is such a pleasure to work with and has the best attitude. All the imprinting that Bobbi does with her babies is very evident. Alenza will approach whatever she is scared of, smell it and be done with it. Her training is really coming along.
We are so excited about her future with us and are hoping to have her in a really good place before she goes to the trainer. I could not be more pleased with the love and care Bobbi puts into her horses, as they are just as loving, caring and trusting. I would definitely recommend Talking Waters Arabians to anyone looking for quality show horse raised with great care and love.
Rave vf x Princess Huck V
2006 Purebred gelding
Region 13 WP Res. Champion
Scottsdale WP Jr. Horse TT
An update on Phenomenal Raves from Robin Kritser;
After a successful run as a western horse, he is doing a little dressage. He loves the challenge. As you know he is incredibly smart and wants to do a good job at everything you ask. He goes swimming on an aqua treadmill on Fridays. We did win in a local show in WP. It was my first show and Raves just said, mom I’ve got this and he did. I just love him. He is a joy to be around.
Owned by Kathy & Bill Bellows, Saratoga, Wyoming
Rave vf x Princess Huck V
2003 Purebred gelding
Multiple Regional Hunter winner.
Rave vf x RSD Khaptivation (by Khemosabi)
2000 purebred bay gelding
Raves Khasanova started his show career at the top, becoming a US National Top Ten Futurity Western Pleasure.
Scottsdale Champion WP Select AOTR
U.S. National Unanimous Champion WP Sidesaddle with Liz Bentley of IIB Farms
Numerous Regional wins.
Owned by Sheri Gillham of Iowa, Khas has had a wonderful show career and is now living out his days with Sheri, making her smile!
Enzo x Princess Huck V
2012 bay gelding
This charismatic young gelding is in training with Jody Strand in Iowa. After a very few months in training he's jogging beautifully, and looking fabulous! Keep an eye out for him in the show ring soon.
A note from owner Barb Sink-Krusentjerna:
I just have to send a little happy note to you......every single day I am with Paradizio I am so happy. He is such a happy, positive individual that I just smile! I can't help but believe that along with his movement that he will be a great one...just had to share.
Owned by Barb Sink-Krusentjerna, Iowa
Scottsdale TT WP Select
Owned by Paula & Trent Trahan, Champlain, NY
Raved About Kisses
Unanimous Scottsdale Champion WP AAOTR 18-39
Rave vf x Princess Huck V
2005 purebred bay mare
This is a mare with the kindest heart and a pedigree we love. She showed western pleasure early in her career earning a Scottsdale Top Ten. She's now owned by folks in upstate New York, and is a treasured brood mare.
Rave vf x Princess Huck V
Bred by Linda & Kim McAfferty
"Winning Region 11 and 13... and also the three top tens that I won - - they were my first top tens in the amateur division ;) He was a great horse!! So much fun to show and such a sweet personality!"
So, does anyone know where is he now?
Youth National Western Pleasure Champion
& Terry Brooks
Owned by Terry Brooks,
Rave vf x Material Girl V (by Zodiac Matador)
Martinique has been a blessing. We have passed our Parelli on line level three and probably could pass the liberty just having trouble finding horse time for the last year it seems and getting it taped. We had a great clinic last year... We watched a video David Ellis had of Sheila Varian and he told me that Martinique was every bit as good as her horses she was using in the video! She just needs me to get up to speed. We also participated in a Karen Rohlf dressage clinic as well.
Rave vf x ShahFame (by Fame vf)
2000 purebred mare.
Region 9 Yearling Filly TT
Region 9 Ladies Side Saddle Champion
Region 13 Ladies Side Saddle Champion
A Talking Waters bred mare by our National Champion stallion Rave vf (full brother to Fame vf), and out of a Fame daughter. This mare had great potential as a halter horse from the start, but instead she moved right on into western pleasure, having a successful show career.
The Marshall V
U.S. National Top Ten Working Cow Horse
Desperado V x Marigold V
1992 bay gelding
The Marshall V, started as a stunning young western pleasure horse. A smart and ambitious horse, The Marshall soon became bored with the western circuit, and went on to become a fabulous working cow horse. Eventually purchased and moved to Florida he next conquered the Hunter Pleasure ring.
We like them versitile!