"Somewhere in time's own space
There must be some sweet pastured place
where creeks sing on and tall trees grow,
some paradise where horses go.
For by the love that guides my pen,
I know great horses live again."
(Bonfire Bars X Jo's Kandibar)
1977 Chestnut Mare
Lovingly cared for as an orphan and for her 22 years of life by
Pete and Agnes Dagenette.
Kandibars Baby carried the names Sugar Bars, Steel Bars, King P-234 and Joe
Hancock's famous racing daughter Joan on her papers.
She was the best of the best...and we will always love her.
Miss Mattie Dillon (aka Mattie)
(Matt Dillon Dun It X Miss Clone Freckles)
2007 - 2009
This section is dedicated to Mattie's owners, Don and Inez Scott, who
exhibited the highest standards of horse stewardship as they fought by
Mattie's side for her health and finally made the most painful of
decision on her behalf!
The Horse with the Soulful Eye...
Miss Mattie Dillon was born with beauty, athleticism and the promise
made by her World Class pedigree to become a remarkable reiner.
Purchased by Don and Inez Scott of Brooklyn, Iowa as their young
granddaughter's dream horse--the reining horse that would be her loyal
partner as they journeyed together to the top of the performance world.
We will never forget this beautiful young filly with the kindest eye and
gentlest of natures. In our hearts and mind, we can see her spinning and
sliding just like her magnificent sire.
Our hearts were broken when we learned that Mattie had suffered a
catastrophic injury during the Iowa floods of 2008. Together with her
caring owners, she fought long and hard to heal and become the horse a
little girl dreamed of. But, the injuries were just too severe.
Mattie, we know there must be a reining arena in heaven...and we know
all eyes are on you!
When we finally make it to heaven, we will listen for your hoofbeats.
Run with the wind, sweet Mattie!
Owned by Henry Gerard Collins (Grandfather of Jeanne Mason), Williamsburg,
In today's world, a boy dreams of the fastest car. In yesterday's
dreamed of an elegant, swift steed. Hobby was Yesterday's Dream.
beautiful Standardbred, Hobby was the loyal mount who delivered young Don
Collins to school each day in grand style, returned to school a solitary
figure at day's end to carry his young partner, then was the inevitable
champion of the great boyhood races of yesterday down Emerald Road.
Slush Fund and Sparkle N Fancy (aka
Grandsire & Granddaughter
Slush Fund 3/1/1979 -
Slush Fund owned and shown by
George and Sue Evans; later owned and shown by Butch Gilliam
Slush Fund possessed two essential
traits for a performance champion--guts and the drive never to quit. And,
he did just that--he never did quit! Born on the famous 6666 Ranch , he
carried the blood of horses as important to cowboy legend as the cowboys
themselves. A local legend himself in the cow cutting circle, he
qualified for the AQHA World Show in Open Cutting, earned an NCHA COA and
was an NCHA money earner of considerable money back in the early 80's.
His performance career was put behind him for several year until he was
purchased by Butch Gilliam of Overbrook, Kansas. Detecting an ability
that was well alive in Slush Fund, Butch paired him with cutting trainer
Alan Wamser who rode Slush Fund to the World FQHR Open Championship in
1999 when Slush Fund was nearly 20 years old. Those of us who knew
Slush Fund, will always love and admire him. We will always remember him
as a champion with guts and drive!
Fancy owned and loved by Moon Slush
and Ray and Jeanne Mason, Donegal Ranch Quarter Horses
(Self Shine X Moon Slush by Slush
An exquisite baby in her physical
beauty, Fancy will always be remembered and loved not for her guts and
drive that spanned three decades, but for her tough fight for life that
lasted three hours.
Sire of Abes Moon Seeker & Abes Goldseeker
1993 - 2011
Abe Seeker owned by George and Sue Evans
Abe Seeker carried a family of elite performers in his pedigree,
including his grandsire, Supreme Champion Goldseeker Bars. Exquisitely
formed and fantastically beautiful, his genes bless the bloodlines of
our mares and babies.
Also In Loving Memory:
(Hollywood Vintage X Carlas Freckle)
A beautiful bay colt who never took an earthly breath but now who runs
with the wind.
(Baronet Bars X Melody Joan)
(1961 – 1977)
Chestnut Mare owned by Jim Collins
She holds a special place in the heart of a true American cowboy!
She was a true American Quarter Horse!
(Leo King Joe X Jo’s Kandibar)
A stunning beauty who would outrun the wind.
Killed by lightening.
(1993 – 2006)
Owned by Loree Evans
Sire of Zippos Royal Image and Zippo Kandi Lena
Champion or Reserve Champion of multiple Western and English Futurities.
A truly magnificent steed who passed his physical beauty and exemplary
athletic ability on to his offspring!
In Memory of other special equines who have added so much to our
Diamond N Jake
Leo King Joe
Able Fly By Bars
Lite Moon (Could she ever cut a cow!)
"T-Step" (Loved by Ray, Andee and
Maddie Samuel and Poco Jake Pine, her devoted friend till the end!)
Smartalena Playboy (aka Will)
Fantastic Bar Fly (aka Dillon)