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2010 Winners


2010 Unanimous Champion HA/AA Yearling Saddle Type

Almost a Firecracker

(SS Painted Intimidator x  Ritz romance SF)

Owner:  Tonya Grefe -- Truman, MN


Photos below by: Malinda Palmer

Malinda's Photo Company



(SS Painted Intimidator   x Clydesdale Draft Mare)  Registered Sport Horse

Age in 2010  ***  5 yrs

He was bred here in Humboldt, Ia by Kevin & Dorothy Goodell--he is the first cross they have bred from the Clydesdale mares mostly used for producing Draft Horse Hitches--but this Sport Horse is making a name also!!!!!!


2009 Winners

SS Louie Blu Eye

Page Adams on Eureka Royal

( SS Painted Intimidator  x Magnum Miracle)

( by Goldmount Royal Design)

 2009 Ia Gold Star Reserve Champion HA/AA Two Year Old  shown by John Diedrich

 Warming up at 2009 Ia Gold Star*Western Pleasure gelding


SS Painted Mirage 

ZA Intimidating Spotz

(SS Painted Intimidator  x Pros Mirage)

 (SS Painted Intimidator x Boardwalks Karess)

Rider/owner is Mary Tierney. Both are doing very well Mary is age 13. Pinto Horse is age 4.

 2009 Ia Gold Star Reserve Champion HA Hunter Pl Maiden Horse ATR w/ownerTonya Grefe

My China Doll  ( SS Painted Intimidator  x  GL Hawkeye Baybey)

Lon Matthias shows Auction filly for his mom -- Bonnie Matthias  

Filly went Top-5 Auction HA/AA Saddle Type

Painted Rose Blossom

Ia Gold Star Top Five

WTA Freedoms Spirit

 (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia)

**2009  Top-10 Canadian Futurity Half-Arabian Halter with Dave Bilgren

**2008  HA/AA Iowa Gold Star 2yr Halter Champion w/Dave Bilgren

**2007  Unanimous Champion IA Gold Star Auction & Open Yr Halter

2008 Winners


CCF Painted Triumph

(SS Painted Intimidator x  Kassika (High Hopes)

Congratulations to Ed and Laura Friesen and  daughter Maegan from Canada!  They purchased this full Brother to CCF Painted Victory last fall and picked him up after the US Nationals show.  Bred by Dawn and Jeff Labertew of Indianola, IA.    Pictured being shown winning Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure with Maegan (the ONLY trainer of this horse) -- they are now on their way to the US Nationals 2008.

Next stop Tulsa, Oklahoma!

2008 U.S. National Arabian / Half-Arabian Championship Show


ZA First Majesty - aka “Jessie”

(SS Painted Intimidator x ZA Minta’s Echo)


2008 Region 13 Show Results:

Top 5 HA/AA Gelding In-Hand – Stock/Hunter Type with Maureen Krichke

Top 5 HA/AA Gelding In-Hand – Stock/Hunter AOTH with Su Schmerheim


Trained by: Krichke Training Center, Vicksburg, MI

Next stop Tulsa, Oklahoma!

2008 U.S. National Arabian / Half-Arabian Championship Show

UPDATE!!  ZA First Majesty has been pulled out of 2008 Nationals due to judging and the point system-- they are going to try for next year and are hoping the judging system is changed by then

In Memory Of...

OO Ive Been Spotted

(SS Painted Intimidator  x ZA Echo Flame)

 OO Ive Been Spotted is the most winning son of SS Painted Intimidator to date and he was lost in 2008 due to complications  to Colic Surgery    He was an outstanding show horse with a National Championship in Halter and also wins Under saddle.  He was from the very first foal crop ----born in June 2001----- he will be greatly miss by all of us and especially his owner Maryla Miller-Feldheim and Her husband Zak.  Maryla purchased this wonderful gelding from me when he was a yearling in 2002--------- he was a great show horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Breeder was Rodney Zimmerman in Minnesota.


 SS Painted Intimidator's first grandget from a full Homozygous Saddlebred mare arrived at 1 AM 3-6-08.  He is out of maiden mare Brios Painted Dreams (SS Painted Imtimidator dtr) and by Autumn Storm V (Sylvia Beahr's Arabian).   The colt was strong and active at birth --he is tall --very tall for a maiden mare-- I have never seen one this tall out of a maiden mare.  He is 50/50 dark bay Tobiano color with a dark head and a perfect narrow strip , dark down his neck for a short way and dark chest and then white belt over back and in front of hips a dark hind end with a coal black tail.  This Grand-Kid looks to be outstanding -- will get photos soon.   Susan

!!SCOTTSDALE 2008 News!!


(SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF)

  THIRD PLACE - Scottsdale Junior Hunter Horse and SIXTH place in AAOTR against lots of very top performance horses!!   **Pictures coming soon!!

2007 Winners


ZA Inrimidating Spotz   (SS painted Intimidator x Boardwalks Karess) is the 2007 Minnesota High Point 2 and Under Halter gelding   ** Saddle/Pleasure type.   Proud Owner is : Tonya Grefe, Truman, MN.

This horse was also the Reserve Champion in the Ia Gold Star 2 yr Old Saddle/Pleasure Gelding halter 2007 behind a 1/2-Brother Gold A Latten.   

Congratulations Tonya !!!!!

SS Painted Intimidator gets a Top-10 in HA/AA Western Pleasure open at 2007 US Nationals


This call went yesterday -- Saturday and the competition was top orf the line so we were so pleased  it is ZA Always A Lady ( SS Painted Intimidator  x Ritz Romance SF)  Troy Peterson rode her to the Top-10 -- She also was 2007 Top- 10 at Canada -- and she won the Open at Scottsdale so she had a wonderful year  -- I am so happy for owner Rose and Troy and My Stallion "Ernie".    I did go out and give Ernie a big hug!!!!


Two geldings by SS painted Intimidator meet at a show in Michigan in 2007:

Left is  Painted Chyna "Teddy" (SS Painted Intimidator x Chyna Bay)Owned by Lisa Machala MI, bred by Sandy Lyons in Al.

Right and below is ZA First Majesty "Jessie" (SS painted Intimidator x ZA Mintas Echo) Owned by Su Schmerheim  Mi,  bred by Rod Zimmerman MN.  ZA First Majesty Finished out the Season undefeated in Halter age 4 and under---He shows open and Sport Horse in Michigan.



This is the 2 yr old HA/AA Halter class :  Winner is Gold A Latten  (on the right)Owner Linda Neiman 2nd is ZA Intimidating Spotz (on left)Owner Tonya Grafe.   Susan Skow pictured in between the 2 winners ** Gold A Latten was Unanimous Auction winning colt in 2006 also WTA Freedoms Spirit was 2007 Unanimous Auction Colt  (Saddle Type) 



Fames Intimidator  -- and Dani Adams
Photos by Tracy Kelsey Photography/Linda Neiman owner/breeder.


WTA Freedoms Spirit (left) as Champion of the HA Open Colt/Gelding class pictured with John Diedrich (handler) and owner/breeder, Linda Neiman of Willow Tree Arabians in Forest City, IA.   Also pictured is  Gold A Latten winning 2 year old Geldings with Dave Bilgrien as handler.  Owner is Linda Neiman of Willow Tree Arabians..

Click here to see more information on Willow Tree Arabians

Kracker Jax 1A354607 (SS Painted Intimidator x AF Kandi) 3 yr old now starting Western Pleasure Placed top-5 in his Western classes first time out  a 3 yr Gelding rider is Beth Franks AAOTR    ***former winner Iowa Gold Star Halter


SS I'm Too Kool (aka, Mr. Kool) is coming along great in his under saddle training. This summer I was able to ride Mr. Kool, now 4 yrs. old, with  all my campers. I got to play relay races, tag games, and trotting races with  my big boy! We even tamed things down a bit and participated in a dressage
schooling show! Enjoy these photos of Mr. Kool and check him out on my web site: www.orchidhillstables.com   Thank you for producing a wonderful horse that my students will one day enjoy! Glad he is all mine for now!

Sarah Holton

We just had "the last of the season" mares UltraSounded and 100% checked in foal-- we had a huge success year and 100% of our AI bred mares also have settled.  We have a mare settled to *Dakar El Jamaal and it was via shipped semen to our farm and an on farm AI breeding to a Magnum Psyche daughter owned by Mark Timson ** Tulsa, OK.  We also settled another mare on farm to FS Ritz via AI shipped semen.  The rest were both AI and Live cover to on farm stallion SS painted Intimidator.  Both the Farm and the customers are happy to have mares all settle in foal for 2008 foals.
Thanks to everyone for making this a great Breeding year!
Susan Skow

SS Painted Intimidator gets a Top-10 in HA/AA Western Pleasure open at 2007 US Nationals


This call went yesterday -- Saturday and the competition was top orf the line so we were so pleased  it is ZA Always A Lady ( SS Painted Intimidator  x Ritz Romance SF)  Troy Peterson rode her to the Top-10 -- She also was 2007 Top- 10 at Canada -- and she won the Open at Scottsdale so she had a wonderful year  -- I am so happy for owner Rose and Troy and My Stallion "Ernie".    I did go out and give Ernie a big hug!!!!

Congratulations AGAIN to Color Me Roses  on her Region 15 TOP FIVE Win-- also ridden by Tommy Garland--she was the youngest in her class  **being only age 3 in 2007. 


Color Me Roses {SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF} went to her First Class A show under saddle with Tom Garland in Virginia-- she had only been under Hunt saddle for 2 weeks and only under saddle since Jan 2007 -- She won her class of 15 and Tom says she is a great horse-- Next stop -- Region 15! Owned by Michele LePage of Florida.

Dawn Labertew of Indianola, IA continues to have great luck with her 4 year old gelding -- CCF Painted Victory {SS Painted Intimidator x Kassika (High Hopes)}.    Dawn and Victor are racking up Championships throughout the midwest in 2007!  (Pictured above at the Winona, MN show)  Next Stop AAOTR Region X & XI !!

WTA Freedom Spirit  2006 Gelding ( SS Painted Intimidator  x Scarlett Magnolia)  First 2 shows out in 2007 Winner and Champion and RC  (Sauk Centre, MN w/ John D.)  Next step  REGION 10 Yearling Colt Sweeps.  This is an extreme show colt--he is also being offered for Sale and he is the Gold Star Auction Entry of Linda Neiman for 2007.

 Updated photo of a filly bred in Iowa that was sold as a yearling to Great Britain---- Bred by Ann Bennett - Windrush Hill Farm, Mt Pleasant, Ia.

Terry Tatman's filly is with her trainer now getting ready to show at the upcoming Buckeye Show in Ohio.  Watch for TT Painted Silk  -- she stands over 15HH at age 1 year and is reported to be one that will take your breath away just to watch her --so anyone planning to go to Buckeye watch for this filly:


Ernie babies do GREAT in Scottsdale!!


(Pictured at Left)  2007 Scottsdale TOP TEN -  ZA Royal Ritz showing Western With Bill Porcher --

 ALSO... full sister ZA Always A Lady (Pictured at right)  placed FIRST in HA/AA Western Pleasure Mares (a BIG class!)  with Trainer Troy Peterson (Texas)  


(Pictured at Left)  2007 Scottsdale TOP TEN -  ZA Always A Lady  showing in AAOTR 40 & Over with owner Rose Peebles. (also trained by Troy Peterson)

  (Pictured at right)  Bob Hart catch rides another one of SS Painted Intimidator's offspring.    They had a great ride but, unfortunately didn't place ...   




Linda Neiman recently sold Kracker Jax to the Franks family of Columbia, Missouri.    They're looking forward to showing next year!!  


fThis is:  Color Me Roses 2004 filly  (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF) (Full sister to ZA Always A Lady & ZA Royal Ritz).  She had a winning yearling year at halter with Top 5 at Region 10.  She has been home just growing up in 2006 but in November she has gone to Thomas Garland to start her under saddle training  ***  Look for her in 2007 showing in performance.  Owner is Michele LePage ** Florida.  Keep checking the web site we will keep you posted on this lovely filly.   Susan Skow

2006 Winners


ZA Royal Ritz  (SS painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF) is a 3 yr old  gelding bred by Rod Zimmerman and shown by Bill Porcher to 2006 US National Top-10.   He was also top-10 in Scottsdale with me in AAOTH when he was a  yearling -- He also was a Winner of Iowa Gold Star Futurity as a yearling.   He just started training in 2006 by Troy Peterson but Troy was committed on another horse so Bill took him to his Top-10  withover 60+ total entries in the class.   He went 6th,  6th,  & 8th on the judges cards. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!


CONGRATULATIONS to OO Ive Been Spotted who went Top-10 at 2006 US Nationals with Bob Boggs on the lead.  (In Stock/Hunter HA/AA Halter).  The competition was tough with many Nationals winners in the class.  So OO gets another big title!


Color Me Samore -- "Ernie" filly was just shown at the MAHABF (Michigan Arab & Half Arab Breeders Futurity) show this past weekend and was open and amateur champion weanling filly.    Owners are Connie & Brenda Panik

Unanimous Winner 2006 HA/AA Auction Colt 2006

Gold N Latten

(SS Painted Intimidator x  Gold Elegance)



Also -- Congratulations to Bonnie Matthias on her purchase of the SS Painted Intimidator auction breeding and Sylvia Beahr on her purchase of the donated Youth Silent Auction breeding to SS Painted Intimidator.

OO Ive Been Spotted (SS Painted Intimidator x ZA Echo Flame)just went RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION at 2006 CANADIAN NATIONS in the open competition with Bob Boggs.  



2006 Region 10 Unanimous Champion Stock/Hunter Gelding is OO Ive Been Spotted shown by Joao (Midwest Station I)-- This is a horse who can still win in halter and also is a Champion in Western Pleasure but at the Regional he did not do performance--just Halter.

Yearling first time out at 2006 Region 10 -- ZA Bar None ( SS Painted Intimidator  x ZA Echo Flame)  Reserve Champion in yr Sweeps 1/2-Arabian -- Owner -Breeder Rod Zimmerman and handler John D.   This horse had only 30+ days of training for this win-- he is a beautiful colt.

SS Mister Malik at Region 10 on June 16th where this horse went top-5 in the 13 and under Western Equitation 

2006 IaAHA Memorial Day Show

At the 2006 Memorial Day Show in Des Moines, Iowa in the Junior Half Arabian class, two Pintos by SS Painted Intimidator show under saddle for their first time.   ZA Royal Ritz w/Troy Petersen (From Texas)  on the left and CCF Painted Victory w/ Leon Matthias (Owners Dawn & Jeff Labertew) on the right.   Horses were both in their very first show under saddle and placed 3rd and 4th--not bad for their first time out!!   **Both horses are halter Champions as well!!

Good News!!!!!
OO Ive Been Spotted when to his first show under Western Saddle in MN this weekend (5/20/06) -- he was 4th in his Jr class at first show Sauck Center and then on the next day he was in an all ages Championship and he won -- not bad for the first show ever and I am so excited to have Ernie kids starting to win with saddles on their backs!!!!

2005 Winners

2005 Iowa Gold Star/Gold Star Futurity Winners sired by SS Painted Intimidator. Sept 2-3

  •    Kracker Jax - CHAMPION Auction Futurity HA/AA Yearling Colts Class & Reserve Champion HA/AA Colts/Geldings Yearlings.
  •    R Silhouette - CHAMPION HA/AA Fillies 3 Years Old Open. Silhouette also won a big Class A HA/AA mare class over the two-day show.
  •    SS Chocolate Meyers - CHAMPION HA/AA Geldings Three Year Old.
  •    CCF Painted Victory - Top 5 HA/AA Geldings Two Year Old.
  •    WC Limited Edition - Top 10 HA/AA Colts/Geldings Yearlings.
  •    Fames Intimidator - Top 5 HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse.

    SS Painted Intimidator took Reserve HIGH POINT sire, just 2 points behind Magnum Psyche!


    Ernie is now the proud sire of a NATIONAL CHAMPION!

    O O Ive Been Spotted was just named 2005 Youth Nationals - National Champion in the very competitive H/A Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunter JTH class with Austin Boggs. A BIG congrats to owner Maryla Miller-Feldheim!

  • 2005 Regional news: O O Ive Been Spotted (SS Painted Intimidator x ZA Echo Flame) took Reserve Champion at Region 11 in HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunt Type. He also went Top Three in HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunt Type open and took a Reserve Championship in the Amateur Owner HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunt Type class.

    A new one on the scene, Color Me Roses (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF) received her first Regional title with a Top Five at Region 10 in HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes.

    Color Me Roses with Sandro Pinha

  • With the birth of the first Sport Horse Pinto by SS Painted Intimidator in May 2005 from a Registered Clydesdale mare, the interest has gone up and this season we bred more Clydesdale mares and some Percheron Draft mares for 2006 foals. See the photo of the Clyde/Cross Sport Horse [HERE].
  • 2005 took off with tremendous success with the Unanimous Scottsdale Win by O O Ive Been Spotted. He became the Open Gelding Stock/Hunter Champion at age 4 yrs, and to get this unanimous Championship he beat out 4 National winning geldings. This was a huge win for this great show horse. [CLICK HERE] to see photos of "OO" from the show.
    Sale Horses :: We provide a free listing of Pinto sale horses to all customers who breed to our stallion. So check the sale pages as we add horses on a regular basis.


    ZA Always A Lady ZA Always A Lady (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF) goes Top Ten at the 2003 US Nationals in HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes.

    Shown to this win by Bob Boggs.

    Congratulations to her new owners Bob, Sally & Lauren Peyton, of Omaha, Nebraska!

    2004 Winners

  • Region 14 2004 (Lexington, Ky) was another great show for the SS Painted Intimidator get: O O Ive Been Spotted did it again, he went Unanimous Champion with owner Maryla in HA/AA Stock Hunter. Another big win for Him. ZA Royal Ritz gets Top Five Yearling Sweepstakes Colt/Geldings (3rd on the cards).
  • Ohio Buckeye 2004 Turns out to be a great show for the get of SS Painted Intimidator. The yearling ZA Royal Ritz is 3rd in the Open HA/AA Stock Hunter type Halter with Trainer Bob Boggs. The older (3 yr Old) O O Ived Been Spotted makes a clean Sweep winning the Open with Bob Boggs and also winning the Open Championship HA/AA Stock/Hunter Halter, then he goes on to win AAOTH HA/AA Stock/Hunter Halter with his owner Maryla Miller-Feldheim. In the Championship the Stock/Hunter types show against the Saddle/Pleasure types and O O Ive Been Spotted wins big over already multi- National winning Saddle/Pleasure type geldings.
    This was a wonderful win for O O Ive Been Spotted (SS Painted Intimidator x ZA Echo Flame)
  • Scottsdale 2004 was a wonderful show for the 3 get of SS Painted Intimidator.
    O O Ive Been Spotted (3 yr gelding) winner in JTH Halter with Austin Boggs, he also goes Reserve Champion JTH with Austin Boggs. Second in the Open Saddle/Pleasure type with Bob Boggs, Top Ten AAOTH with Owner Maryla Miller-Feldheim.
    Fames Intimidator (3 yr gelding) Unanimous in 3 Year Old Stock/Hunter type Open, Top Ten in AAOTH with owner Linda Neiman, Reserve Champion Stock/Hunter type in Championship.
    ZA Royal Ritz (1 yr colt) Top Ten in Stock/Hunter type yearling colts, Top Ten AAOTH with owner Susan Skow. This colt looked great and did great his first time to show and he had a very short training period with Bob Boggs. This is a great looking colt with a very good mind and he loves to show.

    2003 Winners

  • History was Set at the 2003 Iowa Gold Star Futurity. The Iowa Gold Star Program had a big Boost in the Auction Sale of 2003 -- it was opened up for more stallions and Stallions from all over the USA Entered this program. One thing this program offers for futurity entries is a division for the Half-Arabian which is not offered in other Futurity programs. It has been a wonderful promotional tool for this farms Homozygous Saddlebred Stallion SS Painted Intimidator. He has been in this program since his first breeding year.

    At this year's Gold Star Classes, nine Half-Arabian Pinto get of SS Painted Intimidator showed up for the classes, and not a one left without a ribbon. Most won the class and many were second to the winning get of their sire. The classes won & placed by these pinto offspring are as follows:
    Gold Star Open Yearling H/A Fillies

    1st) ZA Always A Lady - Susan Skow
    2nd) R Silhouette - Donna Green
    4th) PKH Diamonds N Lace - P, Hartl
    Gold Star Open Yearling Colts/Geldings

    1st) SS Chocolate Meyers - Susan Skow
    Gold Star Open 2 Year Old H/A Fillies

    1st) LM Painted Lady - Leon Matthias
    3rd) Brios Ptashka Rose - Lori Zenchenko
    Gold Star Open 2 Year Old Geldings

    1st) OO Ive Been Spotted - Maryla Miller
    2nd) Fames Intimidator - Linda Neiman
    Gold Star Auction Yearling H/A fillies ATH

    1st) R Silhouette - Donna Green
    5th) TNT Painted Satin - Ingrid Coy
    Gold Star Auction Yearling H/A Colts ATH

    1st) SS Chocolate Meyers - Susan Skow

    In the evening after all these classes the Stallion Futurity Auction was held with over 90 breedings to sell. SS Painted Intimidator was #89 to sell and made history in the Iowa Gold Star selling for a partbred breeding @ $4,100.00. Sold to the Minnesota Breeder of the 2002 National Champion Jr. Stallion Legacy of Fame.

    Read more about the Iowa Gold Star program at Gold Star Futurity

  • Latest show ring results for Ernie get:

    Brio's Ptashka Rose - 2003 4th AAOTH Halter HA-AA Scottsdale.
    OO Ive Been Spotted - 2003 Region 10 Reserve Champion HA-AA Gelding Sweepstakes.
    ZA Always A Lady - 2003 Region 10 HA-AA Yearling Sweepstakes Filly, and 2003 US National Top Top HA-AA Sweepstakes filly (4th on the Judges cards)
    R Silhouette - 2003 Top Five Region 6 HA-AA Yearling Sweepstakes Filly, and 2003 Iowa Gold Star Auction yearling filly winner.
    SS Chocolate Meyers - 2003 Winner Iowa Gold Start open class and Auction class yearling colt/gelding.

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