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September 7, 2004

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New SPECIAL RESERVE horse for sale
September 1, 2004

Rachael and Broadway Joe have Olympic dreams.

Rachael and Broadway Joe in front of the Olympic Rings jump. Rachel stood next to them and they came up to her eyes!

Secret and Alex

Alex enjoyed riding Secret on the trails and on the steeplechase track.

1996 Olympic water jump in Atlanta, GA

Mandy, Lise, Paula and Barry on Chanago in the 1996 Olympics water jump (minus water). Gertjan and Robyn are on the bridge.


Jan Collins was our "Official Mom" for the day.

Jan Collins was our "Official Mom" for the day. She made and setup the picnic for us. A great big THANK YOU for arranging it all.

Mandy and Barry at the picnic sporting the new Bits & Bytes Farm shirts.

Mandy Collins and Barry at the picnic sporting the new Bits & Bytes Farm shirts provided by our "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Robyn West.

Paula and Robyn at the picnic.

Paula and Robyn at our picnic. Does anyone know where we can get a Bits & Bytes Farm shirt for Robyn?


Welcome to Bits & Bytes Farm


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 or eventing.

We've been having fun! - Page one of two.

Saturday, September 4, 2004, we decided to do a picnic at the park - the Centennial Olympic Park in Conyers (Atlanta), Georgia - the site of the 1996 Summer Olympics. We had the pleasure of riding the 1996 Olympic cross-country course. Many of the jumps are still there - although not in Olympic condition - but then neither are we.

Bits & Bytes Farm horses in front of the Olympic rings jump

We brought eight horses from Bits & Bytes Farm down to the park and we met up with "Friend of Bits & Bytes Farm" Robyn West and her friend Megan Sanders. Megan was was our tour guide for the day. She is trying hard to get the horse park working on the trail system and she would plans to have a horse trial at the park in the spring.

Era of Chanago and Barry in the Olympic water jump.
Barry and Era of Chanago check out the Olympic water jump (minus water).

Four of our sale horses (Secret, Era of Chanago, Joe Bear and Grayboo) earned more trail riding experience, and, they gave us the thrill of galloping them on the steeplechase course. Secret was ridden by new rider Alex Matte Santos. It was his first time galloping out in the open and Secret took care of him. Alex has been riding for less than two months! Barry rode Era of Chanago who is used to galloping cross country as he has a season of fox hunting under his girth. Joe Bear just floated around the steeplechase track with Paula. Grayboo is the newest off-the-track thoroughbred at the farm and he showed Elizabeth what fun it is to gallop on a track. Robyn West rode our (hopefully) next horse for sale, who she is keeping a a secret. I can tell this; he is gorgeous, dead quiet, unraced, 16.2 hands tall and just three years old . He needs a little weight before Robyn is ready to show him. I have a feeling she may not let this one go up for sale. Stay tuned.

Ft. Mason shows Lise what he used to do!
WHOA! Lise and Fort Mason take a spin on the 1996 Olympics Steeplechase track in Atlanta, GA.

We always have food and fun at Bits & Bytes Farm outings. Thanks goes to Mandy Collins for sharing her mom, Jan. Jan organized the day and planned the menu. She made her awesome tuna salad and brought all the fixin's. Jan and Philip West set up the food tent and put out the food so it was ready when we returned from our ride. Philip was the official photographer with Jan also doing camera duty.

Thanks to Robyn West for doing the embroidery on the "Official Polo Shirts of Bits & Bytes Farm". Robyn has her own digitizing business (converting a logo to stitches for embroidery). Robyn is an excellent designer who can help you custom design a logo for your farm to be embroidered on shirts, hats and anything else that can be sewn. Her mom and dad own an embroidery business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and also make jockey racing silks. If you would like to get your farm's logo designed, digitized or embroidered, you can reach Robyn by calling Bits & Bytes Farm.

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Thanks to Philip West for documenting our day and setting up the food tent.
Thanks to Philip West for documenting our day and setting up the food tent.

Bits & Bytes Farm
From left to right: Jan Collins, Rachael Roberts, Mandy Collins, Paula Gunnels, Gertjan van Roekel, Lise Matte, Alex Matte Santos, Barry and Elizabeth

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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!

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