was much anticipated and celebrated at AES. Dessia had
really liked Penzhina's foals by Amurath Baikal and was
hoping that Hennessy would add just a little more
"pretty" and bone to her foals by him.
a yearling Farley was shown at the Tulip Arabian Horse
show and was named Reserve Junior Champion Colt after
winning his class, beating out some really nice colts.
was left to grow up for the next couple years, hanging
out in the field rough-housing with the other colts and
went through all the "ugly" stages you can
imagine and it was with a lot of trepidation that Dessia
took the chance and enrolled him as a Sweepstakes
Nominated Sire before he was 3, as there was a discount
on. He had also tested SCID clear which helped in the
out in the field, he often looked "not quite"
stallion material, but his sweet temperament and lovely
movement stayed off any gelding.
October of 2006, Dessia started Farley under saddle and
he was so very easy to work with and started to bloom.
Extremely solid with a 8.5" cannon, an honest 15
hands, large heart girth and well
sprung ribcage, he is fulfilling his weanling and
was offered at stud in 2007 to a limited number of mares,
with two foals resulting in 2008.
2007 show season will included Zone 9, Eastern Canadian
Breeder's Championships, Tulip Show and the Jubilee He will
also did a couple CTRs with excellent results.
Farley started his Endurance career in 2009, he joined
up with rider/owner Kim Woolley and they have had a
blast! They completed the Novice qualifications
together, then completed their first FEI 1* ride at the
Biltmore Challenge, NC in 2011. The first ride of the
season and with 100 other horses had Kim worried, but he
was a star and no issues at all. Two weeks later they
completed a challenging FEI 2* (75 miles) at the OCTRA
Spring Rides in the Ganaraska Forest. They started their
first 100 mile ride together in the fall, but between a
number of issues, a Rider Option Pull was called by the
team. Farley was all A's and ready to continue, just the
circumstances made safety a real issue and we all
goals are the FEI 3* (160 km) ride at the Biltmore
Challenge as well as several other local Endurance rides
plus the Stormont FEI 2* ride in Sept.
with Kim - FEI 2* (120 km) 2011 Spring Rides