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playing a key part in establishing leopard Appaloosa stallion, is playing a key part in establishing an Appaloosa mini breeding program at Olive Branch Farm.

In addition to our fine stallions we have selected and bred beautiful mares with sires that include Boones Little Buckeroo, Orion Light Vant Huttenest, Alvadars Double Destiny, NFCS Nashville, NFCS Fire & Ice, Komokos Little King Supreme, NFCS Apache Kid, Little Kings Buck Echo, Johnstons Starlight Ranger, Bond ATOY4U C, and Brewers Orion Classic.

If you are looking for a farm to board your horses, please consider Olive Branch. In addition to large pastures with shelters, stalls are available and the horses are fed quality grain mixed for their needs, receive regular veterinarian, farrier and dental care. Your broodmare mare will receive excellent care. All mares are teased at least every other day, hand bred and then ultra sounded by the veterinarian to confirm pregnancy. We also foal out mares.

For more information, contact Oliver Branch at info@oliverbranchfarm.com and (513)553-2949.

Established in 1994, the 70-acre Olive Branch Farm is located in the river town of New Richmond, OH, conveniently 20 miles east of Cincinnati. The goal is to breed exceptional miniature horses that will stand out in the show ring and be an asset in any breeding program.

The Olive Branch stallions include Little Kings Bantam Buckeroo and Little Kings Buck Commander, sons of the famous Boones Little Buckeroo, and Olive Branchs
Little Kings Buck CommanderDistinctly Destiny by Alvadars Double Destiny. Mountain Highs Shoot the Moon, a leopard Appaloosa stallion, is

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to be registered. To further ensure the breed's integrity, all foals born after December 31, 1995 must be blood-typed and/or DNA-tested before any of their offspring can be registered.

A nonprofit organization, the American Miniature Horse Association is membership governed with all major decisions related to the business of the Association being made by those members attending the Annual Meeting. Regional directors are elected by mail from 13 regions in the United States and Canada.

In addition to preserving the integrity and maintaining the accuracy of its bloodline records, AMHA offers rewarding programs, expanded opportunities and a wide variety of resources designed to expand your involvement with the American Miniature Horse.

One of the world's fastest growing equine associations, AMHA continues to enjoy increased numbers in registrations, transfers, show entries and memberships each year.

The American Miniature Horse Association is the world's leading Miniature Horse registry with nearly 160,000 horses and more than 11,500 members in 37 countries and provinces.

Among its outstanding programs are the Trainers Sale, Gelding Incentive and Futurities. Check them out by clicking here.

Founded in 1978, AMHA promotes the breeding, use and perpetuation of a standard of equine excellence in miniature, separate and apart from ponies and other small equids. Horses registered with AMHA must meet the Association standard of perfection and cannot exceed 34 inches in height at the withers as measured from the last hairs of the mane.

Organized by a group of dedicated horsemen, the AMHA was formed in 1978 in Arlington, TX. to encourage the breeding, exhibiting, use and perpetuation of the American Miniature Horse, separate and apart from ponies and other small equines.

AMHA has taken great strides since its inception to ensure the accuracy of pedigrees, such as closing the Registry on Dec.31, 1987, which allows only horses with AMHA-registered parents

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articles, pictures, information, events, and more." No exaggeration here.

Check out the "Historical Stallions"Little Kings Echo Too from Going Ape Ranches page listing "infamous stallions you might see on your miniature horses' pedigrees. Not only are these just historical horses, but they are also stallions that have made a name for themselves in the industry."

If you Google "miniature horse" you will learn that there are literally hundreds of Web sites dedicated to the breeding and sales of these wonderful little guys. The horses range from "pet" to show, their jobs from "companion" to breeding stock.

One of the best sites is The Miniature Horse.com. It's as comprehensive as the breed organization sites and appears to present everything anyone interested in the breed needs to know. They describe their site as "Truly the most informational miniature horse site on the web!  We are constantly adding new miniature horse

The Miniature Horse.com: a great site

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AMHA logoA nonprofit organization, the AMHA is membership governed with all major decisions related to the business of the Association being made by those members attending the Annual Meeting. Regional directors are elected by mail from 13 regions in the United States and Canada.

In addition to preserving the integrity and maintaining the accuracy of its bloodline records, AMHA offers rewarding programs, expanded opportunities and a wide variety of resources designed to expand involvement with the American Miniature Horse.

The American Miniature Horse Association will hold its Annual Meeting Feb. 23-26 at the Travelodge Hotel Main Gate East, 5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL.

Social events will include the Friday, Feb. 24 the AMHA Awards Banquet where Top Futurity Sires, 2005 Honor Roll Belt Buckles and the ‘A' Awards will be presented.

For complete convention schedule visit www.amha.org.

The AMHA is the world's leading Miniature Horse registry with nearly 160,000 horses and more than 11,500 members in 37 countries and provinces.

Founded in 1978, AMHA promotes the breeding, use and perpetuation of a standard of equine excellence in miniature, separate and apart from ponies and other small equids. Horses registered with AMHA must meet the Association standard of perfection and cannot exceed 34 inches in height at the withers as measured from the last hairs of the mane.

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Houston, near Brenham, TX, where the Hickmams strive to produce the best possible show and breeding stock. Pictured at left are the winning stallions Glenns General Patton and his son, ERL Patton's Sharp Dressed Man.

The ranch is strictly a hands-on operation utilizing state of the art equipment to ensure safe foaling and effective young stock production, education and conditioning. This enormous undertaking is accomplished only with the excellent help from Karen Childs and Crystal Reeve. Their attention to the horses is outstanding and heartfelt.

The on-going El Rancho Loco goal is to produce foals that typify the breed standard all breeders strive for: an elegant Miniature Horse blessed with all the physical and mental attributes of the best "big horses" concentrated in a small package.After many years of intense involvement with this wonderful breed, the Hickmams are still enthusiastic and so grateful that Miniature Horses have become such a big part of their lives.

El Rancho Loco is located at 1712 Lynn Rd., Chappell Hill, TX 77426. (979) 865-3313. Email to miniloco@direcway.com.
Visitors are welcome any time.

What began as a Miniature Horse hobby has now become a full-time passion for Will & Martha Hickham of  El Rancho Loco, Chappell Hill, TX. Over the years, El Rancho Loco has evolved into a complete breeding operation on a 140-acre farm located within an hour of

Glenns General Patton / ERL Patton's Sharp Dressed Man

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adorable. So when the kids learned that the foal was being raffled by the Kentucky Miniature Horse Association, they begged Royce and Rita to buy tickets – which, of course, they did.

Two days later the Adams got a phone call announcing that one of their grandchildren had won Buttons!

Whether it’s driving him around the farm or letting the youngest visitor brush his soft, shiny coat, the Adams family has a lot of fun with Buttons, the Mini with the “big” attitude. Not a bad deal for a $5 ticket!

Taylor, Noah and Buttons / Driving Buttons

Buttons may be the smallest horse on Royce and Rita Adams’ Locust Hill Morgan Farm, Dry Ridge, KY, but he is big in “Mini” attitude and is very clever at getting along with his equine – and canine – pasture buddies.

This big attitude was directed toward their neighbor’s Golden Retriever Sadie one day last summer. A frequent visitor at Locust Hill, she had been lucky in the past not to have been kicked by a Morgan when she followed at their heels. But Sadie made her big mistake one day when she scooted under the fence and went bounding right up to Buttons. There they stood, Golden dog nose to Mini horse nose for all of one second. Then the smallest horse in the field wheeled around and landed a “Mini” hoof on the dog’s jaw!

Here’s how Buttons came to live at Locust Hill in August 2000.

While visiting the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville with their grandchildren, Royce and Rita wandered over to watch the Miniature Horse Show and came upon a tiny Miniature foal in a make-shift stall. His appearance was rather pathetic: his head looked too big for his body and clipping hadn’t done much for his conformation. But their grandchildren, Taylor and Noah (pictured above with Buttons), thought he was

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Little King Farm stands four American Miniature Horse Association Grand Champion Stallions, along with several other National Champion and National Top Ten winning and producing stallions. Our breeding program consists of several bloodlines and many of our National Champions have been from our two main stallions, Boones Little Buckaroo, pictured left, and Komokos Little King Supreme.

Our main goal is to produce correct, proportionate, brilliant horses with exceptional style and athletic ability. At the same time, we offer a professional facility that revolves around the needs of the horses and their owners.

We have many horses for sale and host an annual public auction on Memorial Day weekend. If you are interested in our horses or would like to visit our farm and see our National Champions and their offspring, don't hesitate to call, fax or email to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting you.

Boones Little Buckaroo

Little King Farm stands four Grand Champions

 

Premature Miniature foal captures Web attention

Visit the Little King Miniature Horse Heritage Sale;
see slide show & NBC-TV advertising promotion

Little King Farm stands four Grand Champions

Buttons: Mini in size, but a big horse in attitude!

Miniature Horses a passion for the Hickhams

Miniature horse convention Feb. 23- 26 in FL

The Miniature Horse.com: a great site

AMHA leads the miniature horse industry

Olive Branch Farm leader in Miniatures

 

 

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Treherne Miniature Horse Farm in Trout Creek, Ontario, Canada has recently been in the Web spotlight following the birth of an 11.4-pound premature foal, Trehernes On the Wings of a Dove. Dove's birth and life with her family are being chronicled almost daily on her page on the site.

The first entry in Dove's diary was March 12: “Our first baby has arrived, and she caught us by surprise as she was a month early! Her due date was April 7, but this tiny miracle filly arrived on March 5. She was incredibly small, with only fine silk over most of her body rather than a normal foal coat. 15" tall, most of which is legs, her eyes were not even open yet, and at two days her weight was just 5.2kg! We felt this filly was just too early to survive, but she

was breathing alright, had a strong sucking reflex and seemed very determined….” To read on, click here.

Owners Rebecca and Randy Ashworth produce horses that win in the show ring and are equally at home as family companions. They have been purchased from all over Canada and the United States, and bring with them pedigrees that include many of the best known and loved names in miniatures, such as Boones, Bond, Van't Huttenest, Little Kings, Soats, Hobby Horse, Flying W Farms, Komokos, Stouts, Wittmaacks, Fishers, LTD's, Hemlock Brooks, Jandts and Dell Teras.

Contact the Ashworth Family, at:
R1, Trout Creek, Ontario, Canada P0H 2L0. (705) 723-1305.
Email to treherne.farm@sympatico.ca


Seventy-six miniature horses were sold Saturday, May 26 at the Little King Heritage Sale, Madison, IN. Click here for an auction slide show. The horses were consigned by owners & breeders across the country and Little King Farm.


The horse auction was part of a four-day celebration at the farm which included the Gelding Sweepstakes Auction, the Derby Bell Derby, seminars, the Buckeroo Avenue of Outstanding Stallions, the only Miniature Horse Texas Hold 'em Tournament, a swap meet, new Breeders Connection to the World and an arcade of vendors.

With the auction available live on the Heritage Sale web site, bidding was accepted in person, by phone and by email.

A homecoming for miniature horse folks, auction goers were treated shuttles to and from parking, dinner and beverages, music, comfortable dining seating on the grass-covered arena, and shopping for both gifts and miniature-horse items.

Premature Miniature foal captures Web attention

Visit the Little King Miniature Horse Heritage Sale;
see slide show & NBC-TV advertising promotion

Highlight of the auction was the Stallion Presentation that included the 28-year-old patriarch Boone's Little Buckeroo, led by Little King owner Marianne Eberth, and 15 of his sons, grandsons and great-grandsons.

The Heritage Sale was attended by miniature horse breeders and owners from coast to coast.

Covered by the NBC-TV affiliate in Louisville, the event was advertised on NBC-TV during the week of the Kentucky Derby and three weeks prior to the sale in the Lexington and Louisville areas. The advertising campaign was directed to horse owners and breeders in the enormous horse-oriented market. Click here to view the ad that appeared on NBC-TV.

Little King owners Ed and Marianne Eberth along with their children, sons Brian, John & Melinda Eberth, Robin & Steve Mingione, and Kenny & Heather Teike are celebrating their 30th year in the miniature horse business.

For more about the Heritage Sale click here. Contact the Eberths at lkfarm@seidata.com