Windstar Farm was established in 1987 after purchasing two Welsh ponies, Berry Pepper (Texas Bright Light x Texas Blackberry) and La Petite Rouge (Spring Valley's Monarch x Berry Pepper). Berry quickly became Katie's show pony and arrangements were made for Loppy to move in with Jane Cozart outside Moran, Texas.
It became apparent rather quickly that both mares had come with "bonuses." Following Jane's advice, we joined the Welsh society and prepared to welcome our first babies. This required choosing a prefix and the girls won the rights to naming the farm which is also our prefix. Katie and Claire suggested Windstar as it was windy in the day and starry at night; thus Windstar Welsh ponies was born. All our foals carry this prefix and are named after celestial objects.
At Jane's Pecan Creek pony farm, Loppy became a "spoiled rotten porch pony" and produced four outstanding foals. More importantly, she served as the catalyst for a wonderful friendship between Jane and I which lasted until her death July 25, 2011. Jane (the beloved WWW) brought wit, wisdom, love and opportunity into my life. Not only did she pass along her love of the Welsh breed, I was privileged to have inherited her elegant stallion, Pecan Creek's Standing Ovation.
"Stanley" was a stay at home guy, content to graze in fields overlooking a peaceful valley. However, you would find his blue ribbon offspring at Welsh shows, on the trails, competing at dressage shows, at pony club events, hunter jumper shows, at driving events, putting smiles on children's faces at charity events and truck stops. They also won the Get of Sire Class at Welsh Nationals the last time it was held and the competition was impressive!
Unfortunately, Stanley was killed by a speeding driver distracted by her phone on September 21, 2016. Thankfully, he left behind a stunning colt, Windstar Zodiac (foaled September 5, 2015) out of Gayfields Minnie the Mermaid. His first foal (Windstar Popcorn Clouds) out of Windstar Celeste arrived on February 15, 2018 and the second one, Windstar Angel, out of Windstar Lyrid, greeted us on March 2, 2018. We had one more stunning filly by Sa-Lyn's Kenley Trademark and out of Gayfield's Minnie the Mermaid make her appearance in July.
Zodiac has exceeded our greatest expectations this year, winning the Reserve National Championship Section B stallion under Cecile Dunn at only three years of age! She commented that he "was kind, intelligent, elegant, extremely well balanced and refined. We have learned through this years saddle and driving training that he is patient and loves to work,
Our four brood mares (Cari, Mac, Minnie, Blue, Lyrid have all spent time in the show ring and have multiple halter and performance honors. But for now, they are pampered daily! We raise and show one or two foals a year, which are available after the end of their two year old show season. By then they have a solid foundation of desirable skills and are ready for new homes. Our goal is to raise kind, trusting, confident, conformationally correct, elegant ponies with good substance in a safe and fun environment. Performance temperament is the top priority and our ponies are suitable for both children and adults. Jane firmly believed ponies should never be "sadly outgrown" and we are pleased to continue that legacy.
We are an easy 5 mile drive from Lorena, TX which is between Austin and Dallas on I-35 and would love to have you visit our farm. For more information, or to set a time to visit, please contact:
December 25, 2018
Jaci and Zodiac's run at Nationals; Pure elegance!
Windstar Zodiac shown by Jaci Baxter at 2018 Nationals! We are so proud of this young stallion for winning the 2018 Reserve National Championship.