1985 Bay Mare
‘Ellie’ had a tremendous influence on Ridgewood. She was an own daughter of Wham Bam Command and we were elated to get her. We bred her to Tara’s Cherokee, crossing back into Trophy and In Command bloodlines, not unlike the Tara Farm program we studied so closely. The resulting foal would be named the 2000 World Champion Mare, RWF Noelle. That win with Noelle changed the face of Ridgewood and propelled us to set sail on a new course of breeding excellence, or so it seemed.
The following year, while she was foaling a bay colt by Cedar Creekharlequin, Ellie died – and in losing her we lost our hearts as well. We miss her as much today as we did the day she left us. She was a once-in-a-lifetime mare and we are grateful for the short time we owned her.
Since then Ridgewood has been re-born, but we remember our foundation mares and hold them very dear.
Wham Bam Command
Waseeka's In Command
Windcrest Mr. Success
Applevale First Lady
Wind-Crest Ben Davis