Learning Tricks

Please click here to watch a video of Soloman (VS Tamaan x Kate) a yearling teaching himself to 'see saw' thank you to Pauline and Emily Cox for sharing this video footage of Soloman

Oyster Bay Shahtia

We are extremely delighted to announce and welcome the arrival of Oyster Bay Shahtia (BA Minstrel Bay x  Magdelana) who will now reside at VSA, we would like to sincerely thank Selina Ahel for allowing us the privilege to purchase this beautiful mare whom we have admired for many years.  Tia will be a very much loved & cared for member of our equine family.

VS Faareedah  aka  Ruby

Today I said goodbye to my precious Ruby who has gone to live with her new owner Karly Hill.
I wish Karly all the very best with her and I know she will take good care of Ruby.  Karly is one
of From Heaven with Love aka Missy biggest fans and now she has her full sister Ruby, I look
forward to seeing them both out and about in the future.

Endurance Update

Denise Williams is extremely pleased with her gelding, Valley Springs Nazaan (x VS Tamaan) on his first endurance training ride, wishing them both many more enjoyable miles together.

VS Nazaan & Denise Williams #45
VS Nazaan & Denise Williams

All Grown Up!

Patara Majic (VS Tamaan x Pepper) turned 5yo this season, so time to start on a new phase of education with Emily Cox, jumping, lots of fun to be had.

2012 Foaling News

September saw the first arrival for the season of an extremely handsome palomino colt named Shareef out of the beautiful grey mare Shasalina Shaharni Kaarn much to the delight of Gwennyth & Michael Williams now located in NSW.

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After going 15 days past her due date VS Heaven Sent gave birth to a beautiful filly now known as Ruby.   Finally after seven years we have a full sister to “From Heaven with Love” aka Missy.  It has been a long wait but so very worthwhile, couldn’t be happier :-)

Ruby at 1 day old
Ruby at 2 days old
Ruby at 1 week old

 

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Congratulations to Lisa Dobel and Camelot Lady Hawk who finally (15 days over) gave birth to a beautiful palomino & white filly named Zintahn Masquerade (aka Blondie).

Blondie

 

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Noah’s Park Pollianna (Section B welsh pony) who is currently leased from her owner Susan Prewer,  delivered a gorgeous petite chestnut roan filly foal on the 29th October named VS Pandora who in a few years time will be my next riding pony, I definitely need a smaller mount lol.

Pandora at 1 day old
Pandora at 9 days old

 

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Then came the arrival of a tall stunning filly much to the delight of Hannah Vandongen out of the leased mare Shasalina Esteem Amira.  Hannah wanted a chestnut filly with bling and her wishes were deservedly granted.

 

Tamirah, 3 day old filly
Tamirah 4 weeks old

 

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Erica Nicolls sent news that her pony mare Sari had given birth to a lovely chestnut colt known as “Pie”on the 16th November and both were doing really well.

Colt x Sari

 

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On the 18th November the lovely chestnut thoroughbred mare Delz Bells gave birth to a stunning chestnut colt for his owner Karly Hill who is extremely pleased with him

Colt 11 days old x Delz Bells
Colt 11 days old x Delz Bells

 

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Last but by no means least Valley Springs Sharanto aka Shataan finally delivered a leggy grey colt for Jessica Board, this boy will be known as Hunter

Hunter at 3 days old
Hunter at 3 days old

 

 

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Tom Quilty June 2012

We would sincerely like to congratulate Viv Lawson and Valley Springs Saarina on their successful completion of 160kms at the Tom Quilty. 
Totally unaware that Saarina was entered until we looked through the list.  We were so delighted and thrilled to be there and see and cheer on Viv and Saarina, what a fantastic result, well done!!!

 

Introducing Valley Springs Kamal

 

Last but by no means least we are extremely proud to announce the arrival of Valley Springs Kamal sired by Gai El Jullyen out of Oyster Bay Shahtia.  Kamal was so worth the wait he is one extremely stunning boy and no doubt a future star in the making.

 

 

 

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J'adore Nizette

*** SOLD *** 

congratulations to Melissa & Keith Reid, Reid River Arabians

 

2012 Allbreeds Stallion Parade

Tamaan along with many other stallions strutted their stuff recently at the Tasmanian All Breeds Stallion Parade in February, it was so nice to see Bronc on the end of the lead with a smile on his face.

                       

The highlight for me at the parade was seeing Nadja Jaehne and Valley Springs Tamaanah doing a display before the audience, I was so proud of them both needless to say ..........

 

                    

Tamaan’s 2011 Foaling News!!!!

Breeding is not for the faint hearted, Tamaan covered ten mares in 2010 all preg tested in foal, from which there was five foals born for 2011.  But we persevere regardless for the love of it!!!!

On the positive side of breeding we saw the beautiful regal Shaklas Mystique turn twenty years old in 2011 and give birth to her first foal an absolutely stunning chestnut filly.  All the efforts paid off and it was so worthwhile our congratulations go to Vanessa Whelan owner of Mystique and her beautiful filly Maya.

                      

We received news from Rebecca Harrison, delighted to announce the arrival of Arjuna Ridge Rafan a lovely chestnut colt out of Follydown Jumanah.

                      

Shane Reeve from Shasalina stud told us in no uncertain terms he wanted his mare Lynn-Roy Amira Serina to have a chestnut filly, well a filly was born but alas it was bay, however Shane is so pleased with his filly, Shasalina Amira Sharmana (pending) that he says the colour does not matter now lol.

                       

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Kantarabia Park Tiger Lilly presented Krystal Reid from Archerville Arabians with a long awaited chestnut filly, and what a stunning filly she is.

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Pauline Cox notified me that their mare Kate had a live healthy colt foal and he in now frolicking around the paddock where she could enjoy watching him from her kitchen window.  Last season Kate had a foal which unfortunately died soon after birth and Kate reared an orphaned foal, so it is so nice to know that Kate has her own baby to look after this year. 

                       

Needless to say Tamaan has quite a few foals due from September 2012 onwards some mares visited for a second year in a row, we sincerely hope this year they will give their owners a much awaited foal plus a few new mares are also expecting foals by Tamaan, we wish everyone all the very best with their expectant mares and look forward to hearing their foaling news next season.

Tas ARAB’s All Breeds Extravaganza

Congratulations to Nadja & Baring Court Zinjara aka Zameel on being awarded Reserve Champion gelding in the Arab ring an awesome achievement for a youngster shown against the mature men.

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Bashirah Lodge Zahir aka Dood, sired by VS Tamaan out of Dowling Neferatari has recently hit the endurance track, successfully completing 4 x 80 km rides and has been exported to the UAE.

 

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VALE - Baring Court Lateefa (Valley Springs Tamaan x Baring Court Innacah) it is with great sadness that I report that the beautiful mare, Teefa suffered a stroke and had to be put down late December 2011.  Such a shame she was a beautiful mare, a tragic loss.

                      

 

 

***SOLD***    September 2011 

Valley Springs Nazaan (VS Tamaan x J'Adore Nizette)

We are all delighted to announce that Nazaan has gone to a wonderful home with Denise Williams, we wish Denise and Nazaan all the very best and look forward to hearing about his endurance career in the future.

Funday August 2011

It was absolutely awesome to see Nadja and VS Tamaanah out enjoying themselves at the THRO Funday having their first attempt at jumping!!!  Could be their forte.        

Photo - Jessica Tanner

 

Nadja would not leave Zameel at home alone so he went along too, he was so well behaved, this was his first outing

It’s okay Mum it’s not that serious!!!

Agfest May 2011

It was truly wonderful to see both Tamaan and his son Bashirah Lodge Zahir at Agfest.  The weather was oh so kind to us and thanks to all those that participated in the Costume Display on an awesome turnout.

Love this pic had to share, so mystical!!!

Bashirah Lodge Zahir & Monica Tanner

From Heaven With Love

Well it has only taken me four years to get some updated photos of Missy, for some reason when I went to catch her this morning to go for a ride she decided it was time to show off and let off some steam.  So I rushed inside & grabbed the camera and when I returned she immediately decided okay now I will continue, make sure you get some good shots mum!!!!

After which we went and did what we love most, had an awesome trail ride.  I could not have asked for a better day!!!!

 

Gai El Jullyen (Imp USA)   (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Fantasha)

We are thrilled to announce that our friend & fellow Arabian breeder Selina Ahel has kindly allowed us to lease her gorgeous purebred mare Oyster Bay Shahtia (BA Minstrel Bay x Magdalena).  Tia  has been put in foal to Gai El Jullyen. Jullyen is one of the most stunning Arabian stallions we have had the pleasure of recently viewing and we are looking forward with great anticipation to the resulting foal. 

Gai El Jullyen (imp USA)
Oyster Bay Shahtia

We sincerely thank both Phill Ryan & Phil Wild from Hideaway Farm for making this awesome opportunity possible for us and other fellow Tasmanian Arabian breeders to utilise this magnificent worldwide acclaimed stallion, truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!!!

Our Stud Breeding Update

Valley Springs Arabians is extremely excited about the forth coming foaling season expecting foals by two very different exciting stallions

Due October 2011

J’adore Nizette is in foal to the stunning purebred Arabian stallion Abu Sayeid (Om El Abadan (exp France) x Sanroblee Marmara)

Maggie our tri coloured tobiano mare is in foal to the impressive black & white homozygous pinto Part Arabian stallion,Sweet Meadows Appache Rebel

 

Breeding Season 2010

Tamaan covered various outstanding outside mares this season and has several foals due from October onwards.  We are extremely proud that so many people have had the foresight to breed their mares to Tamaan realising the outstanding potential this stallion offers.  A proven sire of superb purebred & partbred foals which all have their sire's amazing people loving temperament.

 

2010 Progeny Update

In January I found time to visit with Maya and see how Nadja’s foal Bashirah Lodge Zameel  was growing up
and take some photos of this gorgeous little man who doesn’t half mind showing off for the camera

 

News Update January 2011

Nadja started her school holidays by enjoying riding Tamaanah, have to wait a while for her little man Zameel to grow up.

 

 

We sincerely hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a great start to the new year.
Just had to share this special picture of Nadja with her foal Bashirah Lodge Zameel. 
Oh so cute !!!!

 

 

First foals for 2010

Congratulations go to Claire, her part Arab mare Ulinga aka Fanny giving birth to a very cute filly
this morning (Saturday 20th November), talk about friendly the filly known as Pepper just come straight up
to us much to Mia’s delight getting heaps of pats.

 

On Thursday the 7th October 2010 Dowling Nefertari presented us with a beautiful chestnut going grey colt. As yet he is un-named whilst his young owner searches for that perfect name.

*** SCID Clear ***

Valley Springs Tamaan has been tested & certified as SCID Clear, we always thought he was but it is nice to be 100% sure andbe able to give mare owners that assurance.

 

Belated International Endurance News

Congratulations to Karen & Jessica Gall on the sale in 2009 and exportation to Dubai of
Valley Springs Extreme (EW Axceptional x EW Second Spring) as an endurance horse.
Extreme is a half sister to our stallion VS Tamaan who is also out of EW Second Spring
so we are extremely proud not only to have bred Extreme but to also own her half brother.

 

Valley Springs Saarina

Congratulations to Valley Springs Saarina & Viv Lawson placing 1st middle weight at the Cliftonvale Endurance ride.

 

VS Nazaan

VS Nazaan (VS Tamaan x J’adore Nizette) is now rising 3yo purebred gelding he belongs to Amanda Lyon and has only recently been broken in by Leanne Gonninon.
Nazaan and Leanne made a trip to a NARC instruction day in May and although they had not had a ride for a month all went superbly.

Well what do you think?
Lets see!
We are off!!
Lets go...
and join in

 

Agfest 6th & 7th May 2010

Leonie Kirkhope was asked to attend Agfest & be a part of an Arabian costume display, her answer was yes 'if Sherry will let me take Tamaan'.

So with only three weeks’ notice I decided to look for a costume, whilst browsing the web looking for a pattern to make one I found exactly the costume I had in mind so after some deliberation it was decided to put our pending decking repair job on hold and buy a costume for Tamaan & Leonie to strut their stuff in.  Very happy with it and extremely pleased with Tamaan making his first mega public appearance with Leonie and taking everything in his usual un-phased stride.  The Arabian costume display was awesome and a credit to everyone that participated.

 

2010  SHOW  SEASON  FINALE

Our last show for the season was the Tas ARABs Annual “A” class show held at Westbury on the 17th January 2010.
After a great deal of deliberation we decided to enter Tamaan for this show, and following the huge success at the three previous shows with each of our gorgeous mares we thought we should at least give Tamaan one outing.
Leonie Kirkhope had not ridden Tamaan since December 2008 but she insisted that with only two weeks preparation prior to the show she was certain he would be ready to compete at his first show under saddle.
Saturday 17th January was a beautiful day and despite having attended numerous shows I was extremely nervous.
Bronc showed Tamaan in the led section judged by Glenys Lilley from NSW he was awarded Supreme Champion Led Purebred Exhibit much to our delight.

Photo Credit: Bridey Lee

Next came the ridden section being judged by Allan Preston from NSW, one of Australias highest credentialed judges, the tension built I was so nervous & excited I became quite vocal much to everyone’s amusement when Tamaan & Leonie placed 1st in the Open Stallion class and then the ULTIMATE was Tamaan being awarded Supreme Purebred Ridden Arabian it was a dream come true and a day never to be forgotten, our sincere thanks go to Leonie she had the foresight & belief in Tamaan to know that they could achieve this.  Never in our wildest dreams did we think this was possible at his first show under saddle.  Tamaan is an amazing Arabian stallion, we are so fortunate to have bred him and have him in our lives.

Photo credit: Bridey Lee

 

Super Show Season !!!!!!!!

2009 has been a super show season for VSA we decided to attend three shows and enter a different mare at each show, we are so proud & overwhelmed with our girls’ successes.  This year will be one that will not be forgotten.  Still on cloud 9 !!!!!!!!!!

Burnie Show    VS Heaven Sent       Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit  Judge:  Meike Bigg (QLD)

M & A Allbreeds Championships          From Heaven with Love                       

Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit          Judge:  Cherie Edwards (QLD)

 

 Tas ARABs “B” class & Allbreeds        J’adore Nizette            

Champion Mare & Supreme Purebred Exhibit            Judge:  Belinda Hoillie (South Australia)

 

 

Endurance

Belated congratulations go to Denise Williams & Valley Springs Summer Haze on 1st place in the Heavy Weight Division of the 2008 Tasmanian Endurance Championships and their many other successful endurance accomplishments.  Wishing them both all the best for the future they certainly make a great team.

Foals for 2009

Sunny has had a lovely tall chestnut colt, unfortunately Sunny just isn’t prepared to pass on the dilute gene for a palomino foal, regardless Irene is impressed with her latest edition.    

 

VS Lil

After persisting for three years despite the vets telling us to give up Clair Tubb’s arab x welsh pony mare Ulinga aka Fanny gave birth to her bundle of joy a filly known as “Lil” short for Little One.  Everyone is so delighted, Fanny will be 21yo next January and she is the doting proud mother.

Photos taken 16th November 2009

 

Sweet Rebecca

Margie & Mathrew Johnson of Westbury are extremely delighted with their chestnut anglo filly out of Sweet Rebecca and I must admit I am very impressed with the anglo foals sired by Tamaan to date.

 

Other News

Annie & VS Tamaanah having some fun.

Annie and Tamaanah are moving forward in leaps and bounds despite plenty of setbacks! hopefully in the next year we will see them out and about not only in halter but under saddle if they keep up the good work!

 

Show News

Valley Springs Heaven Sent had her first outing in 7 years on Sunday 4th October to the Burnie Show judged by Mieke Bigg (Queensland).  Heaven is such a drama queen but once she was given the once over and presented for her classes she showed beautifully for Bronc.
Heaven won classic head, placed second in classic trot, won the mare class and was awarded Supreme Champion Purebred much to our delight.

New Arrival

VSA have a new edition to the family with the acquisition of a colourful non Arab mare known as Maggie, she has the sweetest disposition and was previously a tourist trail riding horse at Cradle Mountain, Maggie was bred to Tamaan late last season and is due to hopefully give us a coloured foal on about the 3rd February 2010.

The youngsters.............
               
During winter a couple of Tamaan’s progeny started some under saddle education and are proving to be excellent riding horses for the whole family to enjoy

           
      VS Tamaanah & Annie Jaehne aboard showing us just how laid back she is

 

Bronc & I have broken in, From Heaven with Love  aka “Missy”  and I am delighted to say she is a fantastic riding horse and I could not be more happy with her, she has an excellent walking stride,  her trot is huge she sure does cover the country and her canter is like sitting in a rocking chair just so smooth she is the most pleasurable youngster I have ever ridden.

               Shock horror yes it is Bronc riding Ezar

Missy does care whether she is leading the way or following

 

                  What a glorious view!

Compliments......

I recently received one of the best compliments from a vet that visited us and a non Arab lover at that, he had previously visited Doug Stevens at Evandale to geld “Simba” an Anglo foal by Tamaan and he told me that he was very impressed with him,  he is so well put together, and has such great attitude and he is just so sensible.   I replied all Tamaan’s foals are like that and he said  well if that is the case you have a very good stallion.   Needless to say I was pretty chuffed by his comments.

Foals Due.....

Tamaan has four foals due 2009/10 we are really looking forward to them all arriving safely, the first is Fanny an extremely pretty Welsh/Arab cross pony she is almost 20yo and it has taken us three years to get her in foal despite the vets telling us to forget it she was past it, her eagerly awaited foal is due in September.

In October Sunny is due, just hoping she has a palomino for Irene’s sake this time round.  To Irene there is only one good colour and that is palomino, mind you she is very pleased with her previous liver chestnut filly, Flame also by Tamaan and despite being harassed by numerous people to sell Flame she is still with Irene, mind you if Sunny has a palomino foal that could change.

Sweet Rebecca (TB) is due in November followed last but not least Maggie due in February next year.

Tamaan has a busy breeding season for 2009 approaching which we are certain he will be extremely delighted about.  Four people, who if not previously are now all good friends of ours who have previously bred their mares to Tamaan are obviously pleased with Tamaan as a sire as they are bringing mares back to him again this season which we think is absolutely fantastic.

This coming summer I am planning on getting out and about and visiting many of Tamaan’s off spring to get some much needed updated photos of them all grown up.

 

Shows

After four years absence Tamaan has returned to the show ring and was awarded “Supreme Purebred Arabian Exhibit” at the Monds & Affleck Allbreeds Championships, judged by Alan Preston (NSW) who recently judged in Las Vegas & Brazil.  Tamaan was a pleasure to show and won many admirers for his beauty and impeccable behaviour on the day.
On his second outing on the 28th November at the Tas ARABs “A” Class show Tamaan was awarded “Champion Purebred Stallion” judged by Meredith Scullin (Vic).

Photo Credit -  Nadeen Davis  2/11/08

 

FOALING NEWS 2008


Elle Grice & her grandfather Doug Stevenson from Evandale are absolutely thrilled with their flashy chestnut colt out of the gracious thoroughbred mare Not Vindictive aka Tara.
“He is just perfect and could not have been any better if we had made him ourselves, says Doug”. 
 Known as Simba he is Tamaan’s first Anglo foal and we are all delighted with him.

 

Sunny a palomino mare belonging to Irene Glover from Waharija has a gorgeous liver chestnut filly.

 

The gorgeous bay purebred mare Asdiqa Amethyst aka Coco has delighted the Flademore family after giving birth to a very pretty chestnut filly.

Pic coming soon

Sales News


Baring Court Jai has recently been sold to Renee & Duncan How from Liena.  We wish them all the very best in the future and hope that Jai full fills their dreams.

Baring Court Lateefa has left us and is now proudly owned by Lucinda Glover from Chudleigh we know Teefa has a very loving & caring home and we wish Lucy & Teefa lots of joy & pleasure together in the future.

 


*******VS Open day 2nd of December 2007 ******

On the 2nd December 2007 friends & visitors were made welcome to the first Open Day to be held since the foundation of Valley Springs Arabians fifteen years ago. It was a glorious sunny day and everyone sat back & relaxed and enjoyed the afternoon, firstly seeing the stud’s resident stallion VS Tamaan both in hand and again returning under saddle ridden by Leonie Kirkhope. Earlier that week Leonie and Tamaan became reacquainted for the first time in 19 months in between Tamaan’s busy mare serving schedule and put on a splendid display showing how tractable & well mannered this young stallion truly is. Next the beautiful mares of Valley Springs then made their appearance and were released at liberty showing their true presence & awesome movement, followed by some of Tamaan’s progeny ranging from 3 months to 3 years old. Much to Sherry & Bronc’s delight the presentation went off without a hitch and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those present.

Sincere thanks go to all the friends & family who without their help this day would not have been possible.

 

For pictures of the open day click here

 

EASTWINDS ESPERANTO

(Espiration x Esperanda)

Katrina McGilchrist from NSW reports that Eastwinds Esperanto aka Honey has had a gorgeous chestnut filly by Tamaan and both mother & baby are doing well.


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