Thunder joined our herd in 2001 after we found him in Idaho and had him trucked all the way here to Pennsylania. Thunder stands at 15.2 hands and is almost entirely Egyptian, with a dab of Crabbet and Polish. He's double bred Fadwa and is also a Morafic descendent. Thunder's got all the chrome you could hope for, with a star, strip and snip, and four white socks. He passed this added bonus of color onto his foals almost every time.
Thunder turned 18 years old in the spring of 2011. We stopped breeding horses several years ago so Thunder has begun his retirement early. He spends his time with our barren mare, Pita, for company and... um, entertainment!
Crabbet/Blunt = 34.5367
GSB (incl. Crabbet) = 32.2418
Davenports = .976562
Polish = 3.4668
Egyptian = 89.5927
WK Kellogg =
CMK = 38.8824
Dickinson/Travelers Rest = 3.90625
Abbas Pasha Source
WR Brown/Maynesboro Stud = 1.5625
Abbas Pasha/Ali Pasha Sherif Source
Babson Egyptian = 19.5313
Old Babolna (pre-WW II) = .559996
German (Weil) = .048827
North American Desert Source = .976562
Foundation (vol V) = 31.25
American (thru vol VIII) = 31.25
(thru vol X) = 43.75
American (thru vol XV) = 56.25
El Emir = .004577
Ghazala = 2.03857
Skowronek = 1.51367
Jack" (aka, A.J.)
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Welsh Pony Gelding
DOB 1990 Height: 12.2h
(Apple Jack) is a full blooded welsh pony who happens to be the sire to all of the Welsh/Shetland
and Welsh/Arabian crosses you see on our website. A.J. has produced somewhere in the neighborhood
of 70+ foals over the last 18 years on our farm. From their personalities to their build
and everything in between, through the years A.J.'s offspring have consistently proven to
be above and beyond anything we could have imagined.
Sadly, our 2008 foals from
A.J. will be his last. A.J. has been gelded in October of 2008 and we have decided that
he will remain here to live in peace with the 4 mares he's called his own for so many years.
A.J. has done such a great job for us we felt giving him a retirement home was the least
we could do to repay him.
is our top mare here at Shorecrest Farms. She's given us several super foals. She is pure
Polish and her pedigree contains *Eukaliptus, *Czuga, and *Orsza. Daybreak is also a *Bask
Great-Granddaughter on her sire's side. She is broke to ride and is super easy to work with
on the ground as well with her easy-going personality.
Lexis was our mare
Daybreak's first foal, and when she was born Daybreak
refused to nurse her the first day or two. During that time, my dad had to bottle feed Lexis.
Daybreak did finally accept Lexis, but those first few days of attachment with my dad really
made Lexis quite people friendly -- sometimes, TOO friendly!! She can't quite decide if
we are all horses, or if she is a person, but regardless, she's sure that she is our equal!
Tara has been
with us for quite some time. In all, she's had four fillies and two colts for us through
the years. Tara has a super Egyptian Arab background including TheEgyptianPrince (her Grand
Sire), *Morafic, Nazeer, and *Bask. Tara is a born boss, but is very easy to handle. She
is also broke to ride, although she has just been used solely as a broodmare for many years.
She does a great job for us in the pasture!
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15.2h Chestnut Quarter Horse
Mare DOB: 5/10/87
Sire: Skips Showdown
Grand Sire: Skip's Brick Two Grand Dam: Sara
Dam: Scott's Dawnella
Grand Sire: Rooster Scott Grand Dam: Dawn's
Jazz has been with us here since 2001, and is a
wonderful mare. She is pleasant to work with and around and has given us 3 lovely fillies,
and Kelcie. Jazz has been used in parades and for trail
riding and although we don't ride like we used to, she is one that you can pretty much hop
on and go, even after a long break from being ridden. She turned 20 years old in 2007 and
will remain here with us throughout her retirement.
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Appaloosa Gelding DOB: 1980
Diablo turned 27 years
old in 2007, and has been here with us since he was 6 years old. In his younger years (and
in MY younger years..) he and I would go for trail rides and gallop through the fields on
our farm. Sometimes he would try, and succeed, jumping huge round bales of hay in the farmer's
field without my knowing ahead of time what his plan was. Other times I swear he was trying
to lose me by jumping over steams and gullies at a full tilt pace when I least expected
it. Diablo is still going strong after all this time, and although he doesn't get ridden
anymore, he enjoys his free time hanging out with the girls. He's always been a wonderful
babysitter to weanlings and even tolerated my miniature donkey foals wandering underneath
him when I used to keep a few pastured with him. Diablo's the "old man" around here, and
will live out his life here with us content and happy in his retirement.
is full brother to Sno Bunni,Mishya,Maddy, and Chex. He
is darkly colored right now, but will turn grey (white) as he matures. Alex should mature
to about 13.2 - 13.3 hands or so, the perfect size for children or a small adult. His sire
is our gorgeous full Welsh stallion, A.J., and his mother
is our registered Arabian mare, Tara, who has an excellent
pedigree including The Egyptian Prince, her grand sire; Morafic, her great grand sire; and
Bask & Nazeer in her 4th generation back. Alex has been registered as a half Arabian with
the Arabian Horse Association. He is maturing into a fine young gelding and would make a
great 4-H pony for someone.