Cribaris Champagne Wishes ("Peanut") retired from the show ring in 2014. Welsh ponies originated in Wales in the United Kingdom. The original Welsh Mountain Pony is thought to have evolved from this prehistoric Celtic pony. Peanut is a Welsh Mountain Pony. We added Peanut as a companion pony to the herd in 2002.
Blondys Zipette ("Zeepster") retired from the show ring and/or the breeding herd in 2014.
Besides the ponies (above), Zeepster is the only mare at Hidden Acres unrelated to our stallion, Mr Magic Zip (a.k.a. Mister Man). She was intended to be his retirement companion, but after the passing of Bull N Magic and Doc Bar Maid, it became clear she would be the companion for our blind mare, Magics Coosa Nicki. Unfortunately, Nicki passed away in June 2020 and Zeepster now is companion to our two remaining mares, Wende and Atonte (below). Zeepster sports a powerful pedigree that includes Zippo Pat Bars, Poco Pine, Blondys Dude, and Skip's Bid. She is the dam of 12 foals, of which 9 were sired by Mr Magic Zip.She will all live out her life on green pastures and under sunny skies at our Hidden Acres retirement rescue in North Carolina.
Color Me Coosanita ("Atonte") is an elegant AQHA and PHBA Palomino mare and granddaughter of our Foundation broodmare, Bull N Magic. With a special mama like Magics Coosa Nicki, Atonte learned to be kind and to glide effortlessly along with a rider on board, whether riding English or Western. She has also been active as a fancy pleasure driving horse and is fantastic at pulling a carriage. As a show horse, Atonte collected her line up of ribbons and trophies, but is now retired from the ring. Today, she's active as a trail horse and companion to our mares Wende and Zippette.
Color Me Magical ("Wende") is a beautiful AQHA and PHBA Palomino mare and half-sister to Magics Coosa Nicki and daughter of Bull N Magic. With an early career as a lesson horse for children, Wende specialized in helping those kids who were frightened of other horses and those too scared to ride because of injury or a previous incident. Wende is known for her "magical" healing powers and helped rehabilitate many young people over the years to learn to love horses and riding again. Wende is also a champion show horse, winning multiple high point titles in Western and English Pleasure, but her specialty remains Trail, both in and out of the ring. Today, she gives our grandchildren their first rides, and her owners the ability to keep riding even in retirement.
Mr Magic Zip ("Mister Man" or "Mister") was THE all-around sire for beautiful, intelligent, winning western performance Quarter Horses that would both halter and ride. Although retired from breeding, he still has a sweet, loving docile disposition, and superb attitude; a gorgeous head, beautiful natural muscles, and a superior mind, all of which he passed on to his foals. Best of all, Mister’s quiet temperament, positive attitude, and willingness to learn shone through in all his babies. Mister's disposition is so great that this powerful stallion was ridden by our (at the time) four-year-old granddaughter and shown successfully by our former 17-year-old neighbor. Mister is the sire of the 2000 Halter NYPEA Reserve Grand Champion Weanling - and - 2002 Halter NYPEA Reserve Grand Champion Palomino Mare, Zips Quincetta Moon. Mister sires excellence in conformation, disposition, attitude, and athletic ability with a pedigree that offers performance-tested foundation bloodlines and winning modern Halter bloodlines. Mister has sired two Paints, two Appaloosas, and 58 Quarter Horses foals. Mister babies are quiet, sweet, highly intelligent, physically correct, very muscular and promise to be TRUE Quarter Horses that both halter and ride. Although Mister retired from the show circuit years ago, he remained active in weekend Reining and Working Cow Horse events, kept active in his breeding responsibilities before moving to North Carolina, and now, as always, continues to be the best trail horse on the farm. Today, he keeps company across the fence with our remaining mares and ponies (see above).