Horse Bios

Current Horses

UPSIDE DOWN

“Honey” is a 1990 unregistered Quarter Horse mare. She is a 15.1 sorrel roan with a large star. Honey is currently being used in leadline. She has been ridden side saddle.

CARMEN ALARMIN

“Carmen” is a 1993 unregistered Arab/Andalusian mare.  She is a 15.1 grey with a blaze.  She has won Champs and Reserves and shows jumping up to 2′.  Carmen is good for beginner-advanced riders.  Carmen has been ridden side saddle WTC. She is also shown western.

FAMILIAR STRANGER

“Petra” is a 1997 unregistered TB/Andalusian mare.  She is 15.1 grey.  Petra shows at 2′.  She is good for beginner-advanced riders.  Petra has been ridden side saddle WTC.  She was shown at the VHSA finals in Lexington in 2014 and 2015. She is also shown western.

KHEMOSILVERAIN

“Rainy” is a 1998 registered Quarter Horse/Arabian mare. She is a 14.2 bay roan with a star and two white feet. Rainy has won many show series Year End Champion and Reserve awards. She is retired from jumping.  Rainy and Ruby have the same father. Rainy is good for beginner-advanced riders.  Rainy was shown at the VHSA Finals in Lexington in 2014. Rainy is also shown western.

Go With The Flow

“Sholay” (also called Mama) is a 1998 unregistered TB/Andalusian mare.  She is a 15.2 grey.  She is ridden W/T and is retired from jumping.  Sholay is the mother of Phoenix. Sholay is good for intermediate-advanced riders.

Gimme Kisses

“Rio” is a 2003 unregistered Criollo gelding. He is a 14.2 dun with star and 4 white socks. He is shown WTC and 18″ and 2ft jumping. Intermediate rider.

Don’t Blink

“Inky” is a 2003 unregistered QH Paint gelding. He is 15.2 and white with dark skin splotches showing. He is shown WTC and 18″ or 2ft jumping. Anyone can ride him.

One Smart Cookie

“Amos” is a 2010 unregistered welsh X gelding.  He is a 14.1 grey.  He is being shown on the flat and 2′. Experienced rider needed.

PHOENIX RISING

“Phoenix” (also called Baby) is a 2012 unregistered TB/Andalusian filly.  She is currently 14.3, dappled grey.  Phoenix is being ridden/shown in pleasure and 18″ and 2ft. She rides side saddle.

Luckity Split

“Lucky” is a 2012 registered OTTB mare. She is a 15.3 bay with face and leg markings. She is shown WTC and 2′ or 2’6″ jumping. Needs intermediate or better rider. She is also shown western.

Dark Fantasy

“Daisy” is a 2014 registered OTTB mare. She is a 16.2 dark bay with star. She is shown WTC and jumping up to 2’6″. Needs intermediate or better rider.


All horses are good on trails and most are used for lessons. Each horse is available for an on farm half-lease. This means that AOF still has use of the horse, yet the lessee can also ride/show the horse.  The lease fee is $500/month plus half of vet and full farrier fees.  Contact AOF for more information.  These horses can also be rented for shows for $30 per rider.

Favorite Sold Horses

Pictures are not available for all sold horses of AOF, thus their biographies have been left out.

CRUISIN CHOCOLATE  –  (SOLD)

“Cruiser” (purchased 2008) was a 1999 registered Quarter Horse gelding. He was a 15.3 bay with a faint star and no white feet. Cruiser has been a state champion in pleasure and over fences. He has also been shown Side Saddle pleasure. Cruiser was shown at 2’6″ in 2011 and 2012. He loved to trail ride. His highlights of accomplishment are shown below.  In 2012, at the Autumn Olive Farm show series, he won Champion Adult Hunter Pleasure.  (SOLD)

2011CHAMPION (clean sweep) in Side Saddle Pleasure division at a VHSA Associate show (His first time showing Side Saddle)
2010VHSA Associate Adult Hunter Pleasure – CHAMPION Year End
2010VHSA Associate Finals – Adult Hunter Pleasure – Tied for RESERVE
2010VQHA Open Show Program: CHAMPION – Adult Hunter Under Saddle and Adult Hunter Over Fences and RESERVE – Adult Trail
2009VHSA Associate Finals – Adult Hunter Pleasure – SECOND and two FOURTHS and for Special Hunter O/F 2′ – FOURTH and two FIFTHS
2009VQHA Open Show Program: CHAMPION – Adult Hunter Over Fences and RESERVE Adult Hunter Under Saddle
2008VQHA Open Show Program: CHAMPION – Adult Hunter Under Saddle

Prior to that with previous owners:

2006VHSA Associate Adult Hunter Pleasure – THIRD PLACE Year End

Top Ten at AQHA Congress in Youth Hunter Under Saddle, Youth Hunter Equitation, Youth Western Pleasure and Youth Western Horsemanship as a young horse.

MOTION FOR JUDGMENT – (SOLD)

“Jake” was a 1997 registered QH/TB (Appendix) gelding.  He was a 15.3 bay with a star, strip, and RR coronet.  He has won Champions and Reserves and was showing at 2’6″ but had jumped 4′.  Rainy’s mom is Jake’s grandmother. Jake is good for upper intermediate-advanced riders that are secure and skilled.  (SOLD)

Iz She For Real  –  (SOLD)

“Izzy” is a 2013 registered OTTB mare. She is a 15.2 chestnut with a star. She is shown WTC and has foxhunted. She is not used for jumping.

Favorite Deceased Horses

Pictures are not available for all deceased horses of AOF, thus their biographies have been left out.

HANNAH BANANA – DECEASED

“Hannah” was a 1987 registered Thoroughbred mare. She was a 15.3 black with a touch of white on two feet. Hannah has won many show series Year End Champion and Reserve awards. She was shown in flat and jumping classes. Highlights of accomplishments shown below. Hannah was good for beginner-advanced riders.

2004 & 2005FIFTH place Year End for VHSA Associate Adult Hunter Pleasure (both years)

KHEMOBASK BEYRAFF – deceased

“Ruby” was a 1996 registered Arabian mare. She was a 15.1 gray. Ruby has won many show series Year End Champion and Reserve awards. She was shown in flat and jumping.  Ruby and Rainy have the same father.

PAINTED LEVI’S – DECEASED

“Levi” was a 1997 registered Paint gelding. He was a 16.0 bay tobiano with a star/strip/snip. He is built big. Levi has won many show series Year End Champion and Reserve awards. He jumped 3′ easily. A major accomplishment for him is below. Levi was good for intermediate-advanced riders.  He was ridden side saddle WTC.

2007SEVENTH place in Adult Hunter Go-As-You-Please (canter) at the VHSA Associate Finals competition in a class of over 30 entries.

Frostys Relection – DECEASED

“Sasser” was a 1979 registered Quarter Horse mare. She was a 15.1 palomino roan with socks. Mother of Khemosilverain and grandmother to Motion For Judgement. Sasser won many championships in hunter and western, jumping, speed, showmanship, conformation, trail class – she could do just about anything. Sasser was the first lesson horse used by Syndi when she went professional in the early 80’s.

Ben – DECEASED

“Ben” was an unregistered Belgian gelding. He was an 18.3 hand sorrel with a blaze. Ben belonged to Scott when Syndi met him. Ben was shown in hunter flat clases. Scott did a barrel race once at the state fair. He did lessons and trail rides. The story of the AOF name involved this horse.

Rett Syndrome – DECEASED

“Rett” was an unregistered who-knows-what gelding. He was a chestnut with blaze and stockings. Rett was named to bring recognition to daughter, Chelsi’s, disability. He was a fast jumper and won many championships in hunter flat and over fences an also did jumping, which is a timed event.