you are new to the Miniature industry you may not have heard of the Arenosa
miniature before. However, if you have been involved in the miniature business
for long you have undoubtedly heard the Arenosa "word" before and have probably
had your socks whipped in the show ring by one of these truly outstanding
Whether it be halter or performance, ASPC, AMHR, AMHA or
Pinto, the Arenosa horses have had amazing show ring accomplishments and have
made major contributions (unsurpassed by any other bloodline) to the breeding
stock in the world of small equines.
Arenosa Pony farm was born in 1941, when Audrey Barrett and
husband Clinton moved to Victoria, Texas. Audrey was an outstanding horse expert
who had a former riding academy in Arkansas. Children of friends and neighbors
were always pestering Audrey to ride her fine saddle horses, which she did not
allow. Because of this, a couple of grade ponies were purchased to occupy these
area children. Little did Audrey know but the love affair had begun, and the
rest is part of Arenosa history!
the late 1950's and early 1960's, the Barretts began acquiring nationally known
show ponies for their breeding program, including
a "Top Ten" harness pony and son of the $56,000 C-Jo's Topper. However, one
illustrious Shetland sire has become synonymous with the Arenosa program:
Kewpie Doll's Oracle. This exquisite
39", black and white stallion was sired by Hillswicke
Oracle, one of the breed's most influential stallions and champion in
hand and harness.
An Excerpt about Kewpie Dolls Oracle found in a Perry Carlisle
Sales Catalog: "Irregardless of their likes and dislikes, everyone who has seen
this pony has kind words for him. He leaves a lasting impression that few can
equal...With a natural spring to every stride, Kewpie has the greatest pair of
natural hocks we have ever seen. Without benefit of training, he literally
'boxes' with his hind feet."
certainly had the ability to transmit quality," Audrey Barrett said of Kewpie
Doll Oracle. "To see him move was a joy to behold. He passed that down, too."
Audrey couldn't have been more correct with that statement. Oracle sired some
top ponies, including the sorrel and white Kewpies Topper of Arenosa, and
Kewpie Dolls Diablo the
sires of many champions in both the Classic Shetland and Miniature Horse
divisions. What proved to be sheet genius, and has stood the test of time, was
the crossing of the two half-brothers -
Kewpies Topper of Arenosa and Kewpie Dolls Diablo. Intense line
breeding and ruthless culling was understood and practiced unconditionally by
Audrey Barrett. This set the type forever and the "Arenosa look" was born.
other extremely exotic Arenosa horses were bred to carry into the next
generations. Kewpie's El Monterry
of Arenosa was nothing short of MAGNIFICENT. This double registered ASPC/AMHR
stallion was NEVER DEFEATED in Model or In Hand.
The list of Champion Arenosa ponies and Miniature Horses goes on and on and will
continue to do so.
W Farms Charro Of Arenosa
, who is the son of Kewpies Topper Of Arenosa and
Kewpie Dolls La Preciosa,
1986 AMHA National Champion Sr. Stallion 30-34", AMHA National Champion
Gentlemans Single Pleasure Driving, AMHA National Champion Open Single Pleasure
1987 AMHA National Champion Ladies Roaster as well as AMHA National Champion
He is the producer of
AMHA National Champion Titles and 3 National
is a 30.5 inch son of the great "Flying W Farms Charro of
Arenosa" and grandson of "Kewpies Topper of Arenosa."
He is the 1993
AMHA National Reserve Champion Sr.
Stallion 30-32", AMHA National Champion Single Pleasure Driving 30"-32",
winner of the most prestious award
that of 1993 AMHA BEST
ALL AROUND HORSE.
is the producer of 3 AMHA National Champion Titles and 5 National
Reserve Titles and numerous Top 10 offspring.
The Unmistakable Arenosa
Miniature. The Modern Miniature with Royal Past and Rich Future