Fireworks Farm

~Promoting the versatility of the Hackney since 1992~

September 2015

Senior power!  A first in showmanship for Sunny at Durham, and as a special conclusion to our 2015 show season - with his first place in in-hand trail at Tehama District Fair, Sunny has now brought home the blue at least once in every type of class he has entered!  Chance was again 2nd in gelding halter and Halter Gelding Reserve Champion.

August 2015

Congratulations again to Sunny, Siskiyou Golden Fair Champion Pony Stallion, and Frankie and Chance, again Champion and Reserve Pony Geldings, and to Chance for his three firsts in driving!

July 2015

Thumbs up for our senior boys, Sunny was first and Chance second in Stallion & Gelding Halter at Durham; Chance and Chris's second place was extra special since this was Chris's first show!

June 2015

Congratulations, Sunny, Shasta District Fair Champion Pony Stallion, and Frankie & Chance, Champion & Reserve Champion Pony Geldings, respectively.

April Fool's Day 2015

Many happy years and new adventures together wished to Christine and Jack!  That's right, we coincidentally ended up with another black Hackney gelding named Jack, no April Fool's here!  (Pictured with Chris, March 2015)

 

 

 

November 2014

We are excited to announce Chrissy, a 4-year-old Apricot standard, has come to join our family!

 

New Year's Eve

This little piece of happy posted to the Open Competition Program Facebook group yesterday.   Our boys were the only entries in the division, but were also the only Hackney ponies represented in the OCP this year.  They are such good boys, and great ambassadors for the breed.  Good job, boys, and congratulations to GoGo on back-to-back In-Hand Championships, he sure deserves the recognition!

 

 

September 2014

For the third year in a row Joyce & Chance placed first in pleasure driving at Tehama District Fair - way to go!!!  This year there were both more ponies at the Fair and more drivers, with 5 entries in the class.

 

March 2014

We are so happy one of our senior ponies, Seamair Go West, aka GoGo, age 24, finally won an OCP Championship after being Reserve Champion twice.  While he probably earned enough points in 2009 to be champion, a family situation prevented all of his points from being submitted, so Yowsa, our junior stallion, finished first instead.  GoGo still earned enough points in 2009 to earn his handler the OCP Youth Championship, but in 2013 the spotlight was his alone.  Way to go, GoGo!  

 

October 2013

Joyce and Chance attended their second HDT this month; Chance was well-liked by the judge and several spectators.  Joyce is already looking forward to next year!  Just a reminder, Tri-Counties Driving Club has meetings the 3rd Monday of the month at Round Table Pizza in Anderson, please join us sometime!

September 2013

For the second year in a row, Joyce and Chance swept the driving classes at Tehama District Fair - way to go, guys!

May 2013

It was a sad Memorial Day weekend here at Fireworks Farm.  On Sunday, I found our flock sire dead, ironically just as his last lambs are being born.  Snowballs (aka Snuggles) was a sweetheart and a great producer for us, and will be sorely missed.  He is buried between the house and the field, close to his people and his flock.  Rest in peace, sweet boy.

April 2013

We are tickled pink to see one of our boys going to his first HDT with the local driving club vice president.  Good luck to Joyce and Chance of a Lifetime ("Chance")!  Chance's page is still under construction but can be seen here - "Chance of a Lifetime"

 

Practice Session

 

At Clay Station HDT with Ron Smith, Tri-Counties Driving Club Secretary.

 

2012 wrap up - WOW!!!

As I reflect back on this year, I can't help thinking-- WOW!  What an awesome year this has been!  As one of our local show managers said, Sunny gets better every time he is out.  Some of the highlights:

-First place, stallion halter

-Champion halter stallion

-First place, pleasure driving

-First place showmanship (our first!)

-Series High Point Pony NCAA

-Series High Point SVQHA

 

He really is the entire package!  We're currently accepting bookings for 2013 breedings - hint hint

 

September 2012

Puddles and Daisy welcomed their second litter of adorable pups on September 15th.  Puppies available, get yours in time for Christmas!

 

 

June 2012

Sunny, our superstar senior citizen, placed first in pony stallion halter at Shasta District Fair as well as taking home the title of Champion Stallion.  He also brought home the blue in his first ever driving class! 

May 2012

Continuing to improve with every outing, Sunscreen has brought home his first win in Showmanship!

March 2o12

 New litter of Doodle puppies by Puddles! 

 Please call 530-357-4269 for further information.

 

March 2012

We are proud to announce that Sunscreen has won the Series High Point Pony award for Northern California Appaloosa Association's open show series!

 

January 2012

Once again showing that age is just a number, Reedann's Sunscreen finished the show season by earning the AHHS OCP In-Hand Reserve Championship Award for 2011, and is also on track to earn his permanent CH status before the end of 2012! 

Sunny is expecting two foals for 2013, most likely one of them Pinto.  Please e-mail for additional information. 

September 2011

Winner, stall decorating contest, Tehama District Fair 2011!

June 2011

Laddie has been diagnosed with cancer; if you'd like to add his good temperament, good looks, and Champion bloodlines to your breeding program, please do so now.  No stud fee, pick of litter only, we would like a puppy of his to keep.  Please click "Dogs"  in the left hand navigation bar for more information.

March 2011

We are excited to announce that Fireworks Sandy's Magic Jack (aka "Rowdy") has started a new life with a junior owner in Oregon!  In addition to bringing a new junior member to the Hackney Society, she plans to show him, and will hopefully be a new addition to the AHHS Open Competition Program as well!

January 2011

We are proud to announce that at 23 years young, Reedann's Sunscreen has won the American Hackney Horse Society Open Competition Program In-Hand CHAMPIONSHIP for 2010!  Way to go, Sunny!  

November 2010

We are excited to announce that we will be serving as a layover point during the transportation of Hackney Horse stallion Hilltop Black Parader from his old home in Norco, CA (our old stomping ground!) to his new home in Sheridan, OR, where he will be available at stud to all breeds.

After his owner passed away suddenly, getting this horse a home and preserving his bloodlines for the Hackney breed has been a multi-person, multi-state effort.  Great job, everyone!  

April 2010

Breeding season for Reedann's Sunscreen will be suspended beginning April 30th., and will resume May 21st.  April 29th. is the LAST day for regular collection before the interruption; collection on April 30th. in emergency situation only (semen container damanged in shipping, lost, etc.)

Yowsa will still be available for live cover during this time as long as breeding is booked and paid for in full NO LATER THAN April 30th.

The boys are fine, the break in breeding season is due to personal / family issues, and your understanding and patience during this time are appreciated.

 

Jan. 2010

The results are in!  After a chaotic, action-packed 2009 show season, the ponies have again excelled in the AHHS Open Competition Program.  Congratulations to...

  • Yowsa, In-Hand Division Champion and Carriage Driving Division Honorable Mention
  • Seamair Go West ("GoGo"), In-Hand Division Reserve Champion
  • Reedann's Sunscreen, In-Hand Division Honorable Mention (during his first show season, at age 22!)
  • Fireworks BabyBoomer's Boy Toy, In-Hand Division Honorable Mention (Sunscreen son, for sale by private treaty, available at stud in 2012 if unsold)
  • Fireworks Francesco, In-Hand Division Honorable Mention (Sunscreen son)
  • Kathryn Silverman, repeat Jr. Division Champion (using Seamair Go West)

Many thanks to Leslie, Sam, and Kathryn Silverman, as well as the many friends and family in Cottonwood & Anderson for all their help and hard work in pulling mom's last show season together and making it so successful.

 

Feb. 2009

merlin sm.jpg

We are excited to announce that we won a breeding to the black Hackney Horse Shady Maple Northern Diplomat (#26047), aka Merlin, in the AHHS Limited Breeder's Stallion Auction.  Merlin was bred by Steven MacKay of Canada, and is currently owned and loved by Karen Nowak of Pond Ridge Farm (www.pondridgefarm.us).  Merlin has been used for driving, and is currently undergoing dressage training, with his first dressage show later this year.  Please contact Karen via her website for additional information on Merlin and Hackney Horses, critically endangered worldwide.

We plan to use the breeding on our black pony mare, Missy (click name for picture), who comes from a heavy black background herself.  Baby pictures coming in 2010.

 

Jan. 2009

In addition to Sunny, his son, Johnny Walker Red, has been entered in the 2009 Stallion Service Auction by his owner-breeder, Roger Sims of KY.  As far as we know, this makes us the only stallion owners with an offspring also entered in the auction!  Take a look at "Sunny's offspring" page for some of Johnny Walker Red's pictures and achievements.  Auction info. for Sunny and Johnny can be seen via the link below.  (Don't let the Canadian address throw you off-- the list on Hackney.ca was more recently updated than the AHHS site.)

Click here to view 2009 Hackney Stallion Auction entries

Dec. 2008

American Hackney Horse Society Open Competition Program results are in!  Congratulations to:

  • Yowsa and Leslie Silverman, our trainer / handler, for their honorable mention in the in-hand division 
  • Color My World and Kathryn Silverman, honorable mention in-hand
  •  Color My World, Western Champion & her handler,
  •  Kathryn Silverman, Jr. Division Champion! 

Many thanks to the Silverman family of Black Walnut Farm for their training and their patience (with us , the ponies were fine ).

Nov. 2008

Sunny has been entered in the 2009 AHHS Stallion Service Auction - please see the American Hackney Horse Society link below for details.

American Hackney Horse Society

Upcoming arrivals

We are expecting new additions in 2009 - lambs in February or March, our much-anticipated first Sunny - Diva foal, and a full sibling to Frankie.