AHT's July Leader Of The Times
Leaders Of The Times: Cedar Ridge Arabians
Cedar Ridge Arabians in Jordan, Minnesota, breeds and promotes English and Western Pleasure, Halter and Reining horses of the highest quality.
This year’s focus is to have horses in top shape for U.S. Nationals, showcasing talent in the futurity, junior horse and AEPA classes. Farm Manager, Stephanie Davisson, shares,” We have some of the best we have ever had coming up this year, and we can't wait for them to be able to shine at U.S. Nationals.”
In the breeding barn, Cedar Ridge is always looking to breed new crosses, and are looking forward to an AWPA Auction baby for next year, as well as Perfinka babies. Some very exciting English embryos are also in the works, including one out of their sensational English Pleasure Mare, Ames Divine.
It’s already been an exciting year for Ames Divine with her first foals hitting the ground—and they are incredible. Both sired by SF Aftershoc, one filly has already been purchased by Joel and Ashton Kiesner, and the other filly Cedar Ridge is excited to share. Until then, their mother continues to rise to the occasion, having captured a unanimous Championship in the Amateur English class with Lara Ames and a unanimous Reserve Championship in the Junior English with Laura Rodel this year at the Scottsdale show. Their sights are now set on U.S. Nationals.
Beyond Cedar Ridge’s upcoming incredible and promising young talent making their debuts at U.S. Nationals, others are growing up in the pastures, and from Davisson’s viewpoint, “it’s sure looking like the years ahead will have a lot to celebrate with CRA’s young breeding stock!”
Having celebrated 50 years in the industry last year, what is Cedar Ridge’s next 50 years looking like? “We plan to continue moving forward by breeding the best of the best,” says Davisson. “We also are proud of the strong marketing program we have built, and being a place that people like to come shop for their next champion, we will continue to build upon that; providing top quality Open, Amateur and Junior exhibitor horses for the show ring at all levels.”