Cover Story - Vol. 50, No.1, Issue #6
Eleanor’s Arabians: 2018/2019—A Very Good Year
by CHRISTY EGAN
Topping off 35 years as a respected breeding operation, Eleanor Hamilton-bred horses had their greatest show-year to date in 2018. Fifteen horses won U.S., Canadian and Youth National championships and reserves, among them, Hezas Sweet Dreams, Sheza Melody Jac and CMS Super Chick (ridden by Madison Rose). Nearly all of these awards were won in working western competition. By the end of the year, Eleanor Hamilton was tied for 2018 Leading National Champion Breeder, and her foundation stallion, Hesa Zee+/, was the 2018 Leading Overall Working Western Sire (posting twice as many winning get as his nearest competition). Hesa Zee+/ granddaughter, Nspiring For the Top+// (owned by Ingrid Bentzen), was 2018 Leading Overall Working Western Horse and Hesa Zee+/ grandson, EAF Hesa Little Whiz, was 2018 Reserve Leading Half-Arabian Working Western Horse. Eleanor Hamilton herself, was Overall Leading Working Western Owner and Leading Overall Working Western Breeder, the latter title with three times as many winners as her closest competition!
Eleanor’s horses, obviously on a roll, started 2019 off with a bang at the Scottsdale Show in February where Hesa Artfull Zee (2018 Canadian National Champion Open Reining) was ARHA Scottsdale Arabian Reining Futurity Champion Level One and Reserve Champion Level Four (ridden by Gary Ferguson). Art by Hesa was Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian Reining/ARHA Maturity (with Colby Powell). The two horses are full sister and brother, sired by Hesa Zee+/ and out of Eleanor’s great foundation mare, Artymusme.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, Eleanor’s Arabians’ Breeding Manager, Mark Coombs, has been busy welcoming some exceptional new foals. First to be born on February 18th was a bouncing bay filly to Region 10 Champion Reiner Sheza Velvet Rose (Hesa Zee+/ x EAF Crown Rose, by Crown Musc+). Her sire is San Jacinto Jullyen V, a U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Futurity winner. The baby has a beautiful face and an elegant star. On March 10th, Miss Muscana (Hesa Zee+/ x RV Muscana, by Crown Musc+) gave birth to a flashy buckskin filly by Busy Winnin Chex (Nu Chex To Cash). Miss Muscana is a full sister to multi-National Top Ten Lady Muscana+ and 5-time National Champion EAF Hesa Wizard+. On April 16th, the Quarter Horse mare, Shiny Wranglers (by Roosters Wrangler, NRHA Open Futurity Reserve Champion) presented her brand new Half-Arabian Hesa Zee+/ bay colt to the world. AM Capableclemmie (AM Double Dream x Almarah Demitasse), dam of 2018 U.S. National Champion Working Cow Junior Horse and Working Cow Horse Futurity, CMS Ladylove, and Sport Horse Top Ten, Al-Marah Lady Capulet++, delivered a splendid bay colt by Hesa Zee+/ on April 21st. And most recently, Paddy’s Nu Diamond (Paddys Irish Whiskey, an NRCHA All-Time Leading Sire and sire of offspring winning over 1.5 million), gave birth to a lovely bay filly by Hesa Zee+/ on April 28th. And there’s more to come! News and updates about Eleanor’s Arabians foals can be found on Facebook at EleanorsArabians!
Eleanor’s Arabians is also standing the Pitzer Ranch HPI Champion, Justa Genuine Jack (Genuine Hombre, by Genuine Doc x Pearly Red Jackie, by Joe Jack Honey Bar), a 2005 red dun Quarter Horse stallion. Sired by 5-time Superior Performance AQHA Champion, NRHA, Justa Genuine Jack is out of a full blood sister to Joe Jack Red. “Jack” is Superior Heeling and Heading, Halter and Performance ROM, and a National Top Ten.
Just a short drive north of Minneapolis/St Paul and the airport in Rogers, Minnesota, Eleanor’s Arabians has top young purebred and Half-Arabian horses always available … weanlings, yearlings, horses in training and top Arabian and Quarter Horse bloodstock. Shipped frozen semen is also available for Hesa Zee+/, Crown Musc+, Little Sorrel Peppy and CG Colonel Jac.