Reference: Blue Gold

Blue Gold was owned by Dalene Walsh of Alamosa, Colorado before he passed away in 2003. Blue was a well-built, handsome cremello stallion with a very natural gait (which he passed to his offspring). His bloodlines were heavily influenced by Calvin Miller's breeding program, which was founded in the 1940's. Blue's pedigree boasts what few can: the presence of Reyclif Mid-Merry, better known as Hills Perfection.

Blue was also known for his excellent disposition. Dalene never used a stud chain when breeding. All she needed was a halter to handle the 15.3 hand stallion.

His line of color can be traced back on top to Allen's Gold Zephyr, better known as "Roy Roger's Trigger Jr."

Blue Gold
Reprinted with permission
By Collene Walsh

Blue Gold spent most of his life in south central Colorado's San Luis Valley. He was born in La Jara, Colorado on April 4, 1990. As a yearling, Blue Gold was advertised for sale by his breeder, Karen, in the Tennessee Walking Horse Association of Colorado's newsletter. There were no immediate takers. Let me say that he was advertised at much less of a price than todayís double dilutes! However, cremellos and perlinos were even more so diamonds in the rough back then than they are today.

Two other San Luis Valley residents were checking out this stud colt as a stallion prospect. Laurel and Delene went to see the yearling at Karen's place. After liking what they saw in terms of disposition, gait, conformation, and color, the two thought over the deal to make sure they were ready for the venture. However, when they called, Karen had sold him the week before!

After some tracking down, Blue Gold came to Arrow's Walkers in 1991 due to a partnership between two good friends, Laurel and Delene. Laurel's wealth of knowledge regarding color genetics, pedigree, and the breed in general shed light on the possibilities of this cremello Tennessee Walking Horse as a breeding stallion. The fact that his papers showed WGC Midnight Sun 3 times, WC Reyclif Mid-Merry (by WGC Midnight Sun and shown as Hill's Perfection), Calvin Millerís Sunís Merry Man, Zephyr's Flash O Gold (son of Allen's Gold Zephyr aka Roy Roger's Trigger, Jr.), WGC Merry Go Boy, WGC Sun's Delight D., and Sun's Hero (full bother to WGC Sun's Delight D.) influenced the decision to purchase him.

Blue Gold spent most of his time at the Lazy Y Arrow Ranch in Alamosa. He did spend some time with professional horse trainers Rob and Lila McCartney in the Pike's Peak area. Blue had a respectable showing in the ring as a three year old. He drew attention as the only cremello TWH shown in Colorado that year. Blue then left his show career to stand at stud.

Laurel actively promoted him around the country. In addition to producing many offspring for our ranch, he produced for area TWH breeders. Blue Goldís descendents are in Colorado and all over the country. Two of his daughters are in Kansas, Arrows Blue Sky and Arrows Star of Gold. A son, Golden Gambler, is in Virginia. Last we heard, his son, Arrows Blue Gold was in KY. His son, Captain's Creme Color (previously Arrows Blue Sky Traveler), is in MS. He has a daughter and a granddaughter in MT, Arrow's Colorado Gold and Arrow's Prairie Moon. His 2004 grandson, Arrow's Ready to Shine is in NC. If you own a horse with Blue Gold on the papers, we would love to hear from you!

Laurel and Blue Gold have both passed on. We always think of Laurel riding Blue in heaven. We appreciate all of the joy that Blue brought to us over the years. His gentle disposition was expressed to adults and children alike. Blue spent over 10 years at Lazy Y Arrow Ranch. He will be remembered as a kind hearted stallion. We are forever grateful to Laurel. Her hard work and appreciation for Blue Gold and the natural Tennessee Walking Horse helped to lay a strong foundation for our breeding program. May they enjoy their time together!

Compiled by CJW of Lazy Y Arrow Ranch, November 2004

Westwood Farms

The Westwood Farms Connection:

BLUE GOLD
TWHBEA #905820


BORN: 4-4-1990
DIED: Y

COLOR: CREMELLO
MARKINGS: STAR

HEIGHT: 15.3H
JETSTAR'S SUNRIDER
TWHBEA #868692
COLOR: PALOMINO
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DELIGHT'S JETSTAR
TWHBEA #702623
COLOR: BLACK

MARKINGS: ON OUTSIDE NEAR HIND CORONET.
SUN'S DELIGHT D.
TWHBEA #592116
COLOR: CHESTNUT
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JET'S MAGIC LADY
TWHBEA #640084
COLOR: BLACK

MARKINGS: NEAR HIND SOCK, NEAR FORE FETLOCK, BLAZE.
Merry Man's Charm
TWHBEA # 698609
COLOR: Palomino
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sun's merry man
TWHBEA #620157
COLOR: PALOMINO
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND STOCKINGS, STAR,  SNIP, WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
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MILLER'S GOLD
TWHBEA #581677
COLOR: PALOMINO
MARKINGS: OFF HIND SOCK, BLAZE, WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
BIG STAR'S GOLD LADY
TWHBEA #
790692
COLOR: PALOMINO
MARKINGS: BLAZE, WHITE MANE AND TAIL.
ELDORADO'S BIG STAR
TWHBEA #662833
COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: STAR
SUNS ELDORADO
TWHBEA #560160
COLOR: BLACK
MARKINGS: STAR
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MIDNIGHT MOOSE MAID
TWHBEA #620101
COLOR: BLACK
HERO MERRY ROSE
TWHBEA #694854 COLOR: CHESTNUT
MARKINGS: BOTH HIND SOCKS, BLAZE.
SUN'S HERO
TWHBEA #551047
COLOR: BAY
MARKINGS: OFF HIND FETLOCK, STAR.
MERRY YELLOW ROSE
TWHBEA #590180
COLOR: PALOMINO
MARKINGS: FOUR STOCKINGS, BALD, WHITE MANE & TAIL.

OFFSPRING

TWHBEA # NAME COLOR SEX DOB DAM
943429 LAZY Y ARROW BLUE GOLDUST PA S 3/16/1994 DAKOTA EVENING STAR
947570 COLORADO CHAMPAGNE CP G 6/20/1994 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
951144 LAZY Y ARROW HONEY GOLD PA M 4/06/1995 LAZY Y ARROW FLAME
954871 ROSCOE'S GOLD SHADOW PA M 5/12/1995 BEST OF SHADOW
965028 LAZY Y ARROW BLAZING STAR PA M 4/29/1996 DAKOTA EVENING STAR
965029 LAZY Y ARROW FLAMING GOLD PA M 4/15/1996 LAZY Y ARROW FLAME
966205 SIR STARBUCK
 
BU S 5/22/1996 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
976282 MONTANA ROSE PA M 3/20/1997 BEST OF SHADOW
978214 ARROWS DIAMOND DUST PA M 8/04/1997 LAZY Y ARROW FLAME
978597 ARROW'S COLORADO GOLDDUST PA G 5/22/1997 VP COLORADO SERENADE
986974 SHADOWS STORMY APRIL PA M 4/26/1998 SHADOW'S LADY LEEZA
988783 SAL'S BLUE BLAZE SUNSHINE PA M 5/29/1998 LONGVIEW'S SUN CHANCE GEN
989734 SUN'S ELDORADO KIVA IMAGE BU M 5/24/1998 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
9711744 MARTHA'S IMAGE BU M 6/06/1997 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
9712369 CAPTAINS CREAM COLOR
Captains Cream Color
PE S 10/17/1997 BLANCA TRAVELER
9812308 ARROWS COLORADO SWEETIE PA M 5/04/1998 VP COLORADO SERENADE
9812309 ARROWS DAKOTA GOLD BU S 5/08/1998 DAKOTA EVENING STAR
19906927 ARROWS STAR OF GOLD
BU M 6/16/1999 DAKOTA EVENING STAR
19909583 BLUE GOLDS SMOKIN' IMAGE BL M 5/22/1999 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
20011497 ARROWS COLORADO SUNSHINE BU M 9/01/2000 NUGGET'S COLORADO KATHY
20014693 ARROWS GOLDEN FLASH PA S 9/16/2000 LAZY Y ARROW FLAME
20014694 ARROWS BLUE SKY
Arrow's Blue Sky
CR M 10/01/2000 BLANCA TRAVELER
20100983 ARROWS BLUE GOLD CR S 4/26/2001 ARROWS DIAMOND DUST
20102542 ROCKY MOUNTAIN WALKER PA M 4/28/2001 CRYSTAL'S SHADOW WALKER
20106976 BLUE'S DAKOTA FIRE PA M 4/10/2001 SHADOW'S LADY LEEZA
20111358 COUNTRY JAKE PA G 6/26/2001 BOURBON MIST
20112890 GOLDEN GAMBLER
Golden Gambler
BU S 5/14/2001 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
20114576 ARROWS SHINING STAR PA M 7/29/2001 DAKOTA EVENING STAR
20202244 THREAT'S GOLD LEAF DANCER BU S 5/06/2002 CINDY'S IMAGE-GH
20212431 ARROWS BLUE PEARL PE M 6/28/2002 BLANCA TRAVELER
20212432 ARROWS COLORADO GOLD
Arrow's Colorado Gold
BU M 5/28/2002 NUGGET'S COLORADO KATHY
20212434 ARROWS RIO GRANDE GOLD PA S 5/28/2002 VP COLORADO SERENADE
20212866 OSCAR'S TRIGGER ECHO BA G 7/14/2002 DRIFTERS MAGIC BELL
20304411 STRINGER'S SHADOW WALKER PA M 6/02/2003 CRYSTAL'S SHADOW WALKER
20309450 ARROWS COLORADO SAND BU M 5/22/2003 NUGGET'S COLORADO KATHY
20314692 ARROW'S TRUE BLUE PE S 9/25/2003 BLANCA TRAVELER
20411806 ARROW'S SOLID GOLD PA S 4/22/2004 SC JUBALS SPRING ZEPHYR


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