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November 25, 2002 - We wish to Congratulate Lilli Bieler of VermontPony.com on the purchase of Avallach's Irish Rose!! We are thrilled with the match and look forward to hearing many success stories.

November 2002 - The month of November kicks of a major farm renovation/redesign building project here at Caer Avallach Farm! Ground will be broken the week of Thanksgiving and we are looking forward to the completion of Phase 1 by the New Year. We want to start by thanking Faith Palmerton of MD Barns of PA for leading the barn-building side of the project, as well as George Stone from Stone Construction who is coordinating all of our excavation and site work. It will be a an exciting few months for us here and we will be chronicling the project to share with all our friends!

November 2002 - Our own Avallach's Irish Whiskey was prominently featured in Horse Connections magazine this month representing the American Sport Pony in an article entitled "Ponies of the World" by author Christine DeHerrera. The article includes a full color half-page photo of Whiskey .. we are thrilled to have our boy represent his breed! To view the page of the article featuring Whiskey (in an Adobe pdf file format 234 KB in size)... click on the magazine cover pictured to the right.

November 19, 2002 - A perfect record for Whiskey! Avallach's Last Call was presented for inspection today and was awarded First Premium status at the American Sportpony Registry inspection in Morriston, FL. More details to come but hearty congratulations to, LC's owners, the Payne Family, from GA on this honor!

October 19, 2002 - Another First Premium foal for Avallach's Irish Whiskey today as our 2002 colt, Avallach's Shot Glass, was graded at the American Sportpony Registry inspection in Millbrook, NY. Judge's comments included "a real sport pony type", "wonderful trot" and "great suspension". We were thrilled with his performance!

August 2, 2002 - We are deeply saddened to report the loss of our foundation mare, Celtic Twilight ("Bonnie") this evening. Bonnie was euthanized after suffering a broken leg. Bonnie had spent her last day participating in a "grooming contest" during Pony Camp at Brushy Hill Farm in Southbury, where she was a favorite camp pony. Bonnie was the dam of "Just Kidding", the 1995 Large Pony Hunter Champion at Devon and has spent the last half of her life as a successful show pony with Tiffany Lindeborn, and in her semi-retirment as a lesson pony. She will be missed ....

July-August 2002 - We are very happy to have Alisha Schuldt here for the summer as a working student on the farm. Alisha, visiting from California, is learning about the proper care of ponies and has taken on all the daily responsibilities for Woodlands Maggie Mae. This includes her daily grooming, stall and paddock cleaning, feeding and water. Alisha has proven to be a great asset to the farm and Maggie can be seen following her all over the farm!

In addition to her daily duties with Maggie, Alisha is also assisting with the care and handling of the rest of the youngsters, including getting our newest foals used to working with children. She is shown at left with Avallach's Last Call, foaled April 8th, who will be leaving Caer Avallach Farm for his new home at Foxwater Farm in GA sometime in August. "LC" as he is known, is now on Alisha's daily grooming list.

We'll be posting more photos of Alisha with the ponies on our gallery page, and Alisha is also keeping a journal of her time here.

May 23, 2002 - We made our annual trip to Devon this week and had a lovely time showing our three youngsters; Random Chance, Avallach's Irish Rose, and Winding Oaks Dreama Litl Dream. All the ponies were so well behaved and we are thrilled to report that Rose and Chance earned a third place ribbon in the Produce of Dam class! Visit the Gallery page for more photos of our trip. Thanks to Jonathan and Michele Edel of Rare Air Farm who once again handled the ponies beautifully!

May 21, 2002 - Announcing the birth of a beautiful colt to Mati sired by Avallach's Irish Whiskey. This little one made his appearance at 11:30 AM on the day before we headed off to the Devon Horse Show (we think he wanted to come with us!). He is yet unnamed but is available for purchase to an excellent home. Check out our sales page for more photos and his pedigree.

May 4, 2002 - Congratulations to Michele Edel, our trainer from Rare Air Farm, and Bound to B ("Mouse"), who were Reserve Champions at their first rated horse show today at Fairfield County Hunt Club. This was Mouse's 2nd show overall as she attended a schooling show last month. We are thrilled and look forward to many more shows this season!


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