Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm on the Web. Take a virtual tour
of the farm and see the beautiful thoroughbreds
we have for sale. Follow their training and learn how we bring
them from racetrack to a new career in the show ring, fox hunting
Elisa Wallace and Jackson competed this weekend at Champagne Run
in Lexington, KY in the Intermediate Division.
SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!
It has been another busy week for us with TWO
Prospect Horses finding new homes!
Also, our early June purchase -- Honor
and Valor -- has
been snatched up by his "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Dana
McLean and her son Jordie. Jordie was heartbroken when Chouette
Player was sold to California but now he has another horse
to love on.
Equine vet Dr.Jennifer Dunlap (she purchased -Wiseguy's
gray Prospect Mare Chick's Hope) has gone for just one more Prospect
Mare - URCA!
Urca was a Thoroughbred mare for sale on our Prospect Horses page.
She was sold to Dr. Jennifer Dunlap.
Urca is the mom of Austin's
Wolf who was
purchased as a Prospect Horse by
Kriston Glusko a few weeks ago. Kriston joined us on this trip
to meet "Wolfie's" mom and to watch our trainers competiting in
Lexington, KY at the Champagne
Run 3-day event.
Jennifer Dunlap is starting an Irish Draft Sport Horse breeding
program. She is buying all the big boned beautiful mares we've
had on our Prospect Horses page so you better call ASAP if you see
a big mare you like on our Web site!
We placed another Prospect Horse who
never even made it to the Prospect
Horses page. We had been communicating
by e-mail and phone with Ashley Rogers of Powder Springs and Athens,
GA. She needed a big horse (she is 5'9" tall) but she had a short
Painted Dancer was a Prospect Horse who never
even made it to our Prospect Horses page before he was sold. Here
he is at our farm with his new mom Ashley Rogers. Painted Dancer
is close to 17 hands tall! What a lovely match they make.
Ashley told us what she needed and last Wednesday one
of our contacts sent us photos of a big, beautiful 16.3+ hand bay
gelding by the name of Painted Dancer. We quickly forwarded the
photos on to Ashley and she said she wanted him.
With that sale confirmed,
Urca's sale pending and a lead on a 16.1 hand bay three year-old,
we planned a short notice trip to the several farms in Kentucky
and to the track to prospect and pick up more horses.
Aly's Charmer is a new Thoroughbred horse
for sale at Bits & Bytes
Farm. He is just three.
The three year old bay
gelding was at a farm near Louisville. We had our vet check
him out. Our decision to pick him up too was based on her glowing
remarks. We have not been disappointed.
Light Artillery is a new chestnut Thoroughbred
horse for sale at Bits & Bytes
We also found a beautiful five year-old chestnut gelding by the
name of Light Artillery (aka "Artie") at the race track. After vetting
him out, he was put on the trailer to come home to begin training
for a new career as a sport horse. Watch for new photo pages of these
Congratulations Elisa Wallace and Imtiaz Anees
During our buying trip to Kentucky, we were lucky enough to catch
two of our favorite trainers competiting against each other
last weekend. They were both at the Champagne
Run 3-Day event held at the Kentucky
Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Anees and Freetown at the Champagne Run 3-Day event in Lexington,
KY - July 15, 2005
Equestrian Olympian rider, Imtiaz
Anees and Elisa
Wallace competed in the Intermediate
and Training Divisions. The competition was tough,
but both riders finished in the top six in the Intermediate division
with Imti finishing fifth on Freetown and Elisa finishing sixth
on Jackson. We are very proud of our Bits & Bytes Farm trainers.
Elisa Wallace and Jackson at the Champagne Run 3-Day event in Lexington,
KY - July 15, 2005
Happy Anniversary Marie and Lise!
One year ago, on July 18, 2004, boarder and "Friend" Marie van
Roekel bought a Prospect Horse directly
from the trainer at the track. Elizabeth picked out Two
Thumbs Up and suggested Marie go take a
look and pick him up. It has been a match made in heaven.
Fort Mason and Two Thumbs Up celebrate their
first year anniversary with their new moms. Both horses were long
time racers; Fort Mason ran 98 times,Two
Thumbs Up was a former stakes racer who raced until he was nine.
Last weekend Marie van Roekel and Two
Thumbs Up competed in a show and won first and second
place ribbons for their jumping abilities. We are extremely proud
of the skills acquired in the last year for both horse and rider.
Two Thumbs Up - one year off-the-track. -
July 16, 2005
Also, one year ago, on July 18, 2004, Lise Matte bought Fort
Mason who was Elizabeth's first true rescue
horse back in 2000. Fort
Mason came to her through New
Vocations. They do a terrific job finding
and matching ex-race horses to new homes. New
Vocations places both
Thoroughbreds like Fort Mason and Standardbreds
(trotters and pacers).
Fort Mason still lives with us at Bits & Bytes Farm.
Next year, Dana and Jordie will
be able to celebrate the same anniversary date as Marie and
Lise. I wasn't sure why Dana was so instant that she buy Honor
and Valor on July 18th. I thought it was because
she thought we might sell him out from under her. But, now
I know it was so she too can celebrate her anniversary with
Marie and Lise on July 18th every year! The party girls will
be their new nickname.
Honor and Valor aka "Val"
loves his boy Jordie.
Call or come by for a visit
Please call us to discuss which horse might be the best match for
you based on riding skill, experience and equine personality. We do
not send out videos because it is important to match the personality
of the horse with the personality of the rider. We are matchmakers,
not horse brokers. We have horses in a wide price range. Call
us to discuss prices or to schedule an appointment.
We'd love to have you come meet all of our horses--we know that it
will be worth your time. Just bring peppermints!