Mountain backdrop on Dandelion Farm

Three colts grazing at Dandelion Farm

Heathercombe Silver Satin RID


      

 

 


Dandelion Farm is set in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley in western Montana, between the Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains.

At Dandelion Farm, our aim is to breed purebred Irish Draught horses who possess the wonderful, essential qualities of the breed: intelligence, excellent temperament, bone, substance, and athleticism while maintaining breed type. While trying to keep all of those qualities in mind, we also look for horses who represent outcross bloodlines in order to help maintain genetic diversity within the gene pool of this rare breed.

To see horses of ours that are for sale, please go to the Youngstock page. All foals are for sale, unless noted otherwise. To see horses sold, please visit our Gallery.


Please Note:

Our Email address has changed to Lstevenson@centurylink.net

 

Dandelion Farm now has a facebook page! Visit us for all the latest news and pictures.

June 8, 2010: Baby Princess, a thoroughbred mare, gave birth to Sweet Baby James. James is by Dandelion Transatlantic. He is for sale.

James on June 17, 2010

May 26, 2010: Dandelion Fionn mac Cumhaill was born to his dam Uibh Fhori Breeze. Finn is by Huntingfield Proud Tim. He is for sale.

.Finn on June 14, 2010Finn on June 6, 2010

Dandelion Montana Heather RID, by Huntingfield Proud Tim and out of Ballyhehan Beauty, and his owner/rider, Nancy, entered their first long format training level event in October. They finished 3rd in their division!! Monty's condition impressed the veterinarians in the vet box and he earned an award for third Best Conditioned overall. And to top the day, the won the Best Turnout award. Below is a picture of them on the day, during the steeplechase portion of the event. Congratulations to Monty and Nancy on a job well done!!

 

We are very pleased with this year's foals. They are:

Dandelion Meadowlark, ID filly by Harkaway Lionhawk and out of Heathercombe Silver Satin. Lark was born April 11, 2009.

Dandelion Una, ID filly by Harkaway Lionhawk and out of Opium Poppy. Una was born April 25, 2009.

Dandelion Moon River, ID filly by Celtic Moon and out of Ballyhehan Beauty. River was born April 26, 2009.

Dandelion Gryphon, ID colt by Harkaway Lionhawk and out of Dandelion Foolish April. Gryphon was born May 9, 2009.

INSPECTION RESULTS

Dandelion Transatlantic is approved as an RID stallion! Dandelion Transatlantic, Brennie, was approved September 27 at the IDHSNA inspections. He is by Huntingfield Proud Tim and out of Opium Poppy. He stands 15.3 1/2 hands and has 9" of bone. The Irish inspectors called him a lovely traditional horse with good athletic ability and technique. They loved his good, flat bone and short cannons and "quality hindquarters."

Uibh Fhori Breeze passed inspection as an RID mare. Breezy was bred by Elizabeth Deane in Co. Cork, Ireland and was imported just shy of her two year old birthday. She is a lovely, small mare with very interesting outcross bloodlines.

Dandelion Honest Owen passed inspection as an RID gelding. He is by Huntingfield Proud Tim and out of Dandelion Moxie.

Dandelion Flashman also passed his RID gelding inspection. He is by Tim and out of Heathercombe Silver Satin.

West of Ireland passed her RIDSH mare inspecton. She is by Tim and out of Brush of Luck TB by Broad Brush.

J Cosmo Cosmo passed his RIDSH gelding inspection. He is by Tim and out of Baby Princess TB by Northern Baby'.

Nick of Time passed his RIDSH gelding inspection. He is by Tim and out of Y B Tardy TB by Java Gold.

Bridgeford Ferryman has just passed his RID inspection in Great Britain. He is Tim's half brother, by Timahoe Heather and out of Mountain Light by Deerpark Leader. Now, the Irish Draught world has 3 RID brothers by Timahoe Heather(the last direct male line descendent of Woodranger); Huntingfield Heathcliff, standing in Ireland, Huntingfield Proud Tim; and now Bridgeford Ferryman, standing in Wales. For contact information, see the IDHSGB website. We are so pleased and excited that this beautiful and genetically valuable stallion is available to RID mares.

Photo courtesy of Greylands Stud

We traveled with Dandelion Tempest and Blue Wiggy to the 2007 Annual IDHSNA show near Chicago. Both horses did very well. Tempest won her 3 year old class and then was Purebred Youngstock Reserve Champion. Blue Wiggy won his 4 year old and up RIDSH gelding class and went on to Partbred Reserve Champion! Blue Wiggy was bred by Liz McFarland and Mike Wigen of Indian Creek Ranch. He is now in Louisiana learning to be a field hunter.

Dandelion Jazz Man (Mountain Pearl and out of Heathercombe Silver Satin) placed 1st in the 4 year old and up RID gelding class at the Annual Show in Chicago. Jasper is owned by Pat Jensen.

 

Dandelion Diamond Rebel is now a Master's horse for the Potomac Hunt in Potomac, Maryland. He will be standing at stud with Vicky and Skip Crawford, vickiskip@intairnet.com

                                

Photo courtesy of Melissa Mysing

Huntingfield Proud Tim

Huntingfield Proud Tim