Flash's Foals Brag Page
Patty Mele, owner of Flash's Champagne Dream writes,  
"Scout is the sweetest thing ever!  Everybody just loves him!  
He greets  eveyone that comes over & follows me around
like a puppy!  I cannot believe  he is 9 months already!  He
had his feet done on Thursday & now they look  like big boy
feet.  I'll try & get you a picture.  My farrier thinks he will  
be 15.2 or 15.3.  Also he said it was nice to work on such a
good horse!  He's really growing....especially his hiney.  Last
I measured him about 3  weeks ago he was 13.2 on his
whithers...I think that's pretty big.  And  everyone also
comments on how handsome he is."  Picture Below of Scout
at 10 months.
This Bragg is from Rose Noble about   
Flash's Champagne Valentine.

"She is just a pleasure to work with. I love her soooo much.
Thank you for your friendship. Wish you were here!!!!!!!!!  
Love Rose"
Val took second place in her first show.
Bragg about Flash's Makin Tracks
A picture is worth a 1000 words when you see my son sitting so
comfortable and at ease on Tracks.  Tracks was 1 year  old in
this photo and has been so loving and gentle.  
Tammy Grady.
2 Years  above
3 years below
This Bragg is From Angela Aldridge:


WE'VE BEEN RIDING ALL DAY AS USUAL AND NOW
WE ARE SITTING AROUND CONTEMPLATING THE
GRANDNESS OF  
OUR HORSES.   


THREAT (Flash's Champagne Threat)  CONTINUES TO
IMPROVE HIS GROOVE...HE WILL BE A FORCE TO
RECKON WITH THIS SUMMER AT THE LOCAL SHOWS.  


DESTRY IS LOOKING BETTER AND BETTER ON HOPE  
(Hamiltons Hopeful Lass) THIS  
WINTER.  HE WILL BE NINE IN FEB. AND HE IS
FINALLY STARTING TO BE MORE FOCUSED ON
MAKING HER LOOK GOOD INSTEAD OF JUST HAVING
FUN.   


DOMINGO  (Flash's March Sunset)    IS COMING ON FINE.  
HE HASN'T BEEN MUCH TROUBLE AT ALL.   
HE HASN'T BEEN ANYWHERE YET; I IMAGINE WE
WILL START TAKING HIM ON DAY TRIPS IN THE
SPRING.  WE CALL  
HIM OUR TEENY-TINY THREAT.  



         

Flash's Champagne Threat
(THREAT)
age 2









        

Hamiltons Hopeful Lass
(HOPE)
age 3









       

Flashs March Sunset
(DOMINGO)
age 1














Bragg about Flash's Makin Tracks

Tracks is like no other horse I have ever owned.  You did not
even come close to seeing the "Real Deal" when he was at your
house.  Infact I don't think no-one really ever has but me.
He is clearly the sweetest horse and I really do not believe he
could have a mean bone in his body toward me.   
I was out today with Chaser and wasn't really going to devote
any one on one time with Tracks but before it was all over,  he
had me loving on him too.  LOL!

Anyhow, Tracks is such an affectionate horse.  He truly does
LOVE me...I can tell.  He loves to put his neck over my
shoulders like he wants me to just hug him...and of course I do
and I believe he could stay like that all day long.  He is so funny
because he gives me kisses..he will turn his head just a little and
touch me around my face like he is kissing me.. I know he could
literally destroy me with one quick bite,...but I don't believe he
would.
I think he thinks of me as his human! LOL!  There is just
something about his face....he has a way of just looking at
people and calling them over to him.
Okay..I am done bragging on my boy.  
Tammy <><















This Bragg is from Joshua Aldridge


Vonda,


Hope got first place in the youth class with Destry riding him.


Threat got first place in the men's class with me riding him.


Cash and Threat both took the open trail pleasure class.  Cash at
first
with Ang riding and Threat at second with me riding him.  


Joshua  













Above photo is Hope and Destry!
First place winner of Juvenile Country Pleasure.    









      

Joshua Aldridge and Threat  
1st Place
Gentlemen's Country Pleasure








Below is proud Blue Ribbon winner Jordon Aldridge and 2 year
old Flash's March Sunset (Domingo)



    









THIS BRAGG IS FROM PATTY MELE ABOUT FLASH'S
CHAMPAGNE DREAM aka as SCOUT


Today Scout went to work in the round pen. I saddled him &
Lee worked with him.  After that I got on him & Lee gave me
pony rides around the round pen.  He was very good!  Here's a
couple of pictures that turned out good in case you want to
share them with anyone else.   
Patty













HEY VONDA,




THIS IS JUST A LINE TO LET YOU KNOW HOW PROUD
AND EXCITED WE ARE FOR DOMINGO AND JORDAN.


THEY WILL BE THE FIRST PAIR IN THE HISTORY OF
SHELBY COUNTY 4-H TO ATTEND THE SOUTHERN
REGIONAL COMPETION.  THEY DID GREAT AT THE
DISTRICT, BUT WE ARE REALLY AMAZED WITH THEIR
SUCCESS AT THE STATE LEVEL.   THIS IS JORDAN'S  
FIRST YEAR AND AS YOU WELL KNOW POOR
DOMINGO IS ONLY A TWO YEAR OLD!  THEY PLACED
WELL IN BOTH BAREBACK AND SHOWMANSHIP WITH
THE BIGGEST SUPRISE COMING  AS A 3RD PLACE IN
THE STATE FROM A FIELD OF 32 HORSES IN THEIR
PLEASURE  RACKING CLASS.  JORDAN WAS THE
RESERVE HIGH POINTS CHAMPION FOR HIS AGE
GROUP.HE AND DOMINGO WILL BE SPORTING A NEW
COAT THIS FALL WITH THEIR NAMES AND
ACCOMPLISHMENTS LISTED ON IT.  THEY ARE BOTH
QUITE PROUD OF THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS TO DATE
AND VERY MUCH  LOOKING FORWARD TO THE
REGIONALS IN RALEIGH.  THANKS FOR ALL YOUR
HELP AND SUPPORT!



ANGELA
HAMILTON STABLES NORTH (HA-HA!)       





















Dear Vonda,


Thank you so much for Rogue.  We just love him!  Isnt the
picture of him with our friends daughter Vera just precious?  He
is unbelievably trusting.  He is just a sweet wonderful horse and
a joy to be around.  He is fun to watch play, extremely curious,
and very energetic.  He fits right in with our two TWH geldings
that are both 6 years old: Poison, a 16h black and Shiloh, a 15.2
Red Roan built like a tank.  Rogue knows his place but is never
afraid to push the limits with them.  He has actually brought our
Shiloh out of his shell and given him a playmate.  Rogue loves
adults, dogs, other horses, and children (& food!).   He leads,
bathes, clips, and gets his feet trimmed like a big boy already at
5 mos.  If his gaits finish like what he does in the field well all be
fighting over who gets to ride him!





Thanks again for such a wonderful horse!





Lee and Diane Towne


Clifton, VA

















This Bragg is about LIBERTY
by: Gena


I've got to show off MY cute, sweet,  
mischievous, WILLING, athletic teenager. This was Liberty's
third  
jump under saddle, except for when she has surprised me by
jumping  
over small sticks and ditches out on trail rides. She loves to
jump,  
and loves to trot over poles. And, she's gaiting up a storm these  
days, too. Bob M, the trainer whose place she lives at, tells me  
that one of the reasons she is gaiting so well is that she knows I  
like for her to do that. She's also learning to play "Toss the  
Halter Down" and other assorted tricks.  



















This bragg is about Scout ( Dream) and Mystic.


Hi Vonda,

I just wanted to share this picture with you of Scout meeting his
new sissy, Mystic.  I think it turned out really good!  You can
see what a handsome young man Scout has turned into and what
a cutie his little sister is!

Take care!
Patty













This Brag is about Flash's Champagne Topaz HS


Hi everyone,
Guess whose in North Dakota?  Flash's Champagne Topaz HS
has arrived home.  She came during a bitter colt snap that lasted
for a week and a half.  It's been a couple weeks now, and we've
warmed up enough that yesterday she got to be out without her
blanket on.
She is all that I could have wanted her to be and so much more!  
Thank you Vonda for breeding such a wonderful filly!  She's
sweet, friendly, athletic and elegant.  Her personality is one of
curiousity and she's absolutely delightful to be around.  (We
may have to get another foal from Vonda, some day, as my
fiance just loves her-but she's MINE!  LOL!) She's quite the
'looker' with her long swan neck, beautiful small head, large
eye.  Her legs are long and she knows how to use them!  She
can stop on a dime-put any good reiner to shame.  :-)    
Gaits, gaits, GAITS!  She floats across the snow.  Her long legs
go way up under herself as she smoothly transfer's her weight
from one foot to the other.  Her back does not bounce (what so
ever) and her head is held high.  I've seen her rack (strong, fast
and correct, she does not lose form with speed-and man can she
cruise!), pace, trot, shuffle and running walk.
Vonda sent every registry form (there's at least five of them),
filled out, with photo's attached, all ready to go and instructions
for each of them.  What a RELIEF that was!  I want to thank
her for spending time raising Topaz to be her sweet, respectful,
friendly self.  I've so enjoyed the CD of photo's and the video's
of her sire and her.  The one of her just born, is my very
favorite.  They are priceless to me!  It's so nice to see these
babies, from birth to when you buy them.  It's also reassuring to
know that they have been raised right and had alot of hands on,
and love.  It really shows.
Vicky
















CHARLESTON CHAMPAGNE FIZZ


Here is just a note to let you know how Dakota is doing. Well
first and for most he is great. He has a 25 acre farm he is staying
on with to field buddies, one Stallion and the other a gelding.
These three are like the three amigos. Dakota is a riot. He is the
local comedian and just makes everyone laugh. The looks on his
face when playing with the other horses and the just the things
he is so curious about. He has become a great horse. He does
great on the trails and in the fields. He is as bomb proof as they
get. We ride the road with cars, bikes and other vehicles going
by and he keeps doing what he does best.  


For the last month he has been in training for Hunter Pace
competition. Under the tutelage of Julie, he and I have become
quite a team. We had our first competition yesterday ( April 1 ).
He was great. (Hunter paces are timed events through fields,
creeks, and the woods.) We of course did the flat course. It was
about an 8 mile course that we finished ahead of the pack. Julie
and I were teamed. She was on her thoroughbred mare. Dakota
really had to work to keep up with her. He cantered and racked
for 8 miles. His cross country training paid off. All though this
was the furthest he had ever been that fast he gave me all his
heart. He was tired at the end. But he was back to his old self
within a few minutes eating grass and just being Dakota. I have
attached a few pictures of him and I so you can see.   


Just a note to say hello and show you Chas (Dakota).





Best Regards,





Chris Lane

















Baylee is the most sweetest and loving horse
I have ever owned. By saying that, I mean when
I go outside and she see's me, here she comes.
She always follows me around in and out of the
pasture. Sometimes I will be working in the yard
and she will just stand nearby with me. Other  
than being so loving, she LOVES to EAT...LOL!!
Baylee is a very affectionate she always stands
with me and especially when Sterling is around.
He likes to play to ruff at times and she feels
protected with I'm there. The day Baylee was born,  
I knew in my heart she was meant to be with me.
She will always hold a very special place in my heart.
When her feet are being trimmed she does an excellent
job, she never gets impatient. She lets me lay down
with her on the ground and pet her. What more could  
I ever ask for.  


Lisa <><

















Vonda,

I just wanted to share with you all the many compliments I get
on Cadence from visitors, family, friends, and just people
driving by and stopping to look. She is just stunningly gorgious.
And she is just as sweet and mellow as the day is long. I really
made an excellent choice when I bought Cadence. She is perfect
in every way!

Thanks!
Lorin
Dirt Patch Farm
www.dirtpatchfarm.com



































































































































































































  





        

                     
            
Vonda,
I just wanted to let you know that Alyssa was
the Crystal Crown judged pleasure ride Junior
champion this season.  She could not have done
it without Scout!  He is the most agreeable boy
ever.  Thank you for selling us such a wonderful
horse!  
Patty & Alyssa














Below Scout is dressed as a beach bum.
It has been a long wait, but the wait is finally over.  I rode
Drifter for the first time today (in the freezing COLD) and
he did wonderful.  Never for a moment was I disappointed
in him or wanted to get off.  I enjoyed myself, he has an
amazing fast walk and a smooth gait.  He was always very
aware of where I was and what I was feeling when I was
riding him and I am VERY proud to have such a great
horse.  Drifter picked me when he was a baby and I have
been in love ever since.  I feel very blessed to own a horse
like him and feel very special that he picked me to be his
person.  I hope everyone gets the gift of "horse love" like
this sometime in their lifetime.  Because I know it doesn't
come very often.  :-)  Thank you to Vonda and Nathan
Hamilton for breeding such an awesome horse and making
it possible to own him.  Tammy
Here's a belated brag you might want to add to the little 'brag' that
shows Liberty jumping.  I've broke her to drive (ONLY two years ago,
mind you!)

Here's a you tube of her first 'manned expedition' pulling a cart.

She's still really 'trotty', but she does gait... and when she gaits she is
smooth as can be.  The reason she doesn't gait any more consistently
than she does is that I happen to love her floaty, elegant trot!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ke45eagaXB8

I couldn't be any happier with her. Her personality is SO sweet, and so
full of fire at the same time.  Thank you for continuing to work at passing
down all the wonderful traits that Flash has to offer.



Gena
Dear Vonda,
Just a quick note to tell you that Titan is well, happy and
integrating nicely into the weanling herd.  He travelled like a
trooper and took everything in stride.  Having owned him now
for almost a month, the novelty hasn't worn off.  He remains a
delight and wonderful addition to our herd.  He was so friendly
with all my Christmas company and really is a very people
oriented horse. The temperatures here have been mild so he
hasn't had an issue with acclimatizing.The first snowfall he
spend most of the day licking and sniffing the snow and
pushing it around with his nose.  His best buddy is Cadence.
He continues to follow me everywhere and has a special place
in my heart!  Thank you for raising such a wonderful weanling
and giving me the opportunity to purchase him.
Dolly