Our Horses

Apple Jack

Apple Jack

 

AppleJack is a 16 year old Haflinger gelding who traveled to Oahu from Texas and eventually made his way to a student of Horseplay on the Big Island. Apple is probably best known for his “funny face” when he’s asking for treats, and the difficulty students have in getting his saddle to stay in place on his very round belly! He has also competed in jumping, games, dressage & quadrilles.

 

 

 

 

 

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Maverick

 

 

Maverick is a 15 year oldĀ  Morgan/quarterhorse/Welsh. He has competed very successfully with many students in jumping, mounted games, dressage and quadrilles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swazye and Early

Swazye and Early

 

 

Swazye, Early (“Earl Grey”) are 10 year old half-brothers, by the Welsh stallion “Manel”, owned by Nonie Soares. Manel lived most of his life at Punalu’u Ponies in Ka’u, siring most of the Big Island’s best ponies.

 

 

 

 

Elvix

Elvis

Elvis (“King of Rock”) came to Horseplay in 2011 after beginning his training (late in life!) at the nearby Nobriga ranch. He is now 8 years old and has been furthering his training in dressage and jumping through the skills of Kristina Hamilton, one of Horseplay’s advanced riders. Elvis is out of a beautiful paint mare imported from Oregon (and sired by a rogue stallion who jumped a wall from Hokukano ranch). Besides his striking good looks, Elvis has very comfortable gaits, a big stride, and loves to go places