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“C R Revelation” (Revie)

“C R Revelation” (Revie)
Revie (1 week old) with Maid, Craig and Robyn
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With all the new horses on the farm, it was a busy, hot summer 2008.  We have continued looking for Hackney horses that would best represent the R. A. Long and Loula Long Combs’ legacy.  At that time we had eight Hackney horses at Walkabout Farm.

The first Hackney horse born on the farm was from American Maid.  That baby colt, born June 7, 2008, was very tall from the moment he hit the ground.  When the vet came he said, “This is the biggest foal I’ve seen for this breed!”  We thought it would be fitting to name him after Loula’s favorite, so he is called “C R Revelation” (Revie).

Maid & Revie One Week Old
Maid & Revie One Week Old
Revie Two Days Old
Revie Two Days Old
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Other foals on the farm are called “C R Affection” (Sweetie) and “C R Invasion” (Innie).  Invasion is half-Arabian/half-Hackney filly, chestnut with four white socks and white blaze.  This filly will be sold.  Interested parties ... please call me at the farm. (816-779­4100)

Revie and Sweetie will stay with us.  We are going to keep Revie as a stallion and Sweetie is a filly that is bay with black socks, black mane and tail with a white star on her forehead.

Robyn and I have purchased another Hackney horse gelding that will work for Robyn to drive at horse shows.  He’s a little easier to handle and has a great personality.  Robyn showed him at the American Royal and Longview Horse Park.  This is the first Hackney horse to be driven in a show ring at these two facilities since Loula Long Combs retired.

The new horse is Hartzett Electra Sirius and he’s a copper chestnut, with four white socks and a white blaze.  Like all of the horses that have come our way, we find out about them, decide to bring them to the farm, receive paperwork and then learn their full, real name.  Hart’s Momma’s name is “Iona Craigweil Sirius.”  A coincidence?

Hart and Robyn
Hart and Robyn
Hart’s Cheering Squad
Hart’s Cheering Squad
Robyn and Hart
Robyn and Hart
Louie and Hart
Louie and Hart
Hart Driving Carriage
Hart Driving Carriage

We found a Hackney horse that will match Hart and we’re hoping to work things out so we can have a driving pair of Hackney horses.  This, too, will be something that has not been in Missouri for a long, long time.

We appreciate any support you can give us with this project to promote and educate about the Hackney horse.

Craig Walker, Vice President
“Honoring The Past, While Thinking Of The Future”



American Maid

American Maid
EQL American Maid 5 Year Old Broodmare
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Well, by now I hope everyone has had a chance to see Louie in person or have seen him here on our website.

See the special page on Louie.

Louie was obtained in May 2007 to honor Loula Long Combs and her carriage driving legacy.  We asked John & Morgan Beilfuss to help us start a Hackney horse breeding program.  At that time, I had no idea if this would be possible or even if they would want to help us in this way after their generosity with Louie.

To my surprise, they thought that this would be a great opportunity for Walkabout Farms and John & Morgan Beilfuss to join together to promote the Hackney horse.  A mare was offered and the breeding was arranged.  I did not even ask the mare’s name, I was just excited that we were able to do this.  You can only imagine our reaction when we found out the mare’s name was “American Maid.”  Not only are we involved with a horse for Loula (“Louie”), but now we have a horse honoring her sister Sallie America!  Not as much is heard about Sallie America, but she also had horses too.  But with her being on the East coast, the stories of Sallie America weren’t as well known.  By having American Maid, this opens up a whole new door for us.  We are now better able to inform people of Sallie America Ellis as well as her sister.

American Maid was bred.  The baby colt was born June 7, 2008 and was named C R Revelation “Revie” (namesake of Loula Long Combs’ beloved horse).

At any time we have 20 or more horses on our farm this is a lot of work.  Robyn & I do it all, with no help.  Walkabout Farms is footing the entire bill for everything that comes along with the showing of these horses and their care.  WE NEED HELP!  If you’ve ever wanted to work with two of the rarest breeds in the world, the Norwegian Fjord and the Hackney Horse, go to shows with us, enjoy pleasure drives and represent the R. A. Long Historical Society – we need you.  If this is not possible but you would still like to help us you can donate to the R. A. Long Historical Society but make sure you ear-mark it for the Loula Long Combs Driving Experience.  This is a very expensive undertaking so any help would be greatly appreciated.  Please call or email me.

We would like to thank the entire membership of the R. A. Long Historical Society for making this possible!



GTF Hallmark -- Herd Sire

Hallmark stands 15.2+ and is a huge moving, gorgeous Hackney horse, much deserving of his in-hand undefeated show career.  Since the onset of Hallmarks breeding career in 1999, he has been chosen for breeding more often than any other Hackney Horse stallion in North America.  Hallmark is a Renai Foundation Sire!

These two horses are the beginning of “Something Wonderful” happening at “Walkabout Farms” under very generous arrangements through John and Morgan Beilfuss.

More about American Maid and what she will be doing this summer to help represent the R. A. Long Historical Society will be available here on this website and on:

www.ralonghistoricalsociety.org

Craig Walker & Robyn Walker

“Emphasis Cell”

 

 

 

Walkabout Farms
21505 S. Knight Road
Peculiar, Missouri 64078
816-779-4100