are some photos from the CDE that we attended in June. A "CDE
Show" is a Combined Driving Events show which includes 3 competitions:
a Dressage driving competition, driving through a cones pattern
and a marathon drive on a rustic trail with hazards. We sure
had a fun day. Thanks to Wendy Lyon who was our groom. Wayne
Lyon & Sharon Cooke along with the two pairs and the beautiful
cart were show stoppers! As you can imagine this takes a lot of
training and conditioning for the donkeys. Many compliments....but
more importantly tons of fun with the dressage, cones and marathon.
The carriage was custom made for Grant & Sharon by "Horse Power Concepts".
You can visit them by looking on our "Web Links" site. It is made out of
aluminum in order to be light enough for a driving pair of Miniature Donkeys.
We have a team of 4 black, black nosed geldings going together.
Circle C Napoleon & Stonegate Acres Eclypse (both sired by Red Lightening).
This was the start of the Marathon class in which the horses/donkeys were required
to trot a 5 Km trail and go through major hazards, including bridges, water,
mud and 4 obstacle courses.
Circle C Napoleon and Stonegate Acres Eclipse
Dressage Driving - the cones pattern
C Napoleon and Stonegate Acres Eclipse
Ready for the Dressage test: Circle C bred geldings, The
Spotlight & Circle
C Traveller. Both are sired by Little Motown. These gelding are powerful
and can really move out.
Oasis Lacy is a 3 year old black jennet who has gone to a
wonderful home in the foothills west of Calgary, Alberta. Lacy
was originally purchased to be the companion to TJ, an
aging horse. She has now become part of the family and loves
to take young children for rides on her back. Also
Lacy allows Kaiya, the Great Dane, to give her kisses
and be her buddy. You often see the three of them together
out in the field. Lacy is sired by Little Motown and our
of an Eagles Nest Exotic jennet. She has a wonderful disposition
and is a very thoughtful jennet. Next summer the plans
are to start driving Lacy. Thank you, Gabriella Sladkova,
for selecting Lacy to be your special donkey.
O'Sullivan and Red Lightening enjoy some conversation with
Krista Cooke and Douglas J Henderson on a sunny Alberta morning. They reflected
on the Miniature donkey industry and life in general. Frank
enjoyed touring around Alberta and visiting the famous Banff Resort
A visit to Hamilton Rare Breeds Foundation in Hartland, Vermont, owned by Debbie Hamilton. Debbie owns & breeds Miniature Donkeys & rare Poitus.
is a photo of Circle C Pacific Thunder
( 4 year old jack) and a 17 hand jumping mare.
They respect one another and are good pasture mates. It's always good
to have a friend. Nell and Thunder are owned by Maureen Buckley of
Summerhill Farm, Washington.
(my webmaster with Browarny Photographics) visit to our farm
with her husband Waldy. They thoroughly enjoyed meeting 'the
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Everyone loves to come and vist with the donkeys.