Latest news and happenings from Lesley Farms
Cello Shots SS Picks up Seventh & Eighth National Titles at the 2021 U.S. Nationals
October 29, 2021 – The black beauty, Cello Shots SS, raked in an impressive two more U.S. National Top Ten titles at this year's U.S. National Championships, both with Carolyn Lesley aboard: U.S. National Top Ten in HA/AA \Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 – 59 and a U.S. National Top Ten in the ABS HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Jackpot.
With these two titles, the Monticello V son has now amassed an impressive total of eight national titles thus far in his young five-year career.
Cello Shots SS & Carolyn Lesley named 2020 U.S. National Champions
October 31, 2020 – Monticello V congratulates his beautiful, black son, Cello Shots SS, and Carolyn Lesley on yet another national title, this time in the Amateur division with owner Carolyn Lesley.
Additionally, another black son of Monticello V, Hendrixx WB, was named U.S. National Champion AWPA $100,000 Futurity just a few classes later.
What a show for the progeny of Monticello V!
Monticello V Progeny Clean up at U.S. Nationals 2019 in Tulsa; Crown Juell Closes Year With a Bang
October 30, 2019 – We are so proud of Monticello V’s numerous winning progeny in Tulsa. Check out these incredible Monticello V Stats in Tulsa:
- Four out of the six Monticello progeny shown in Tulsa were Top Ten or better. They racked up an impressive 4 Top Ten’s 1 Reserve Championship and 3 National Championships.
- Monticello progeny made up 20% of the top ten finalists in the most lucrative class of the show, the Arabian Horse World AWPA $100,000 Western Pl Futurity. (And one of them, Hendrixx WB, won it.) Monticello V was also the only sire to claim more than one progeny in the Top Ten
- Good odds: Out of only NINE progeny by Monticello V in 2015, TWO of them were named Top Ten of the 2019 AWPA $100,000 Western Pl Futurity… and one of them won it.
HENDRIXX WB, by Monticello V owned by Richard and Andrea Martoglio
- U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Maturity with Andrea Martoglio
- U.S. National Champion AWPA Arabian Horse World $100,000 Futurity with Stanley White Jr, trained by Joe Reser
CELLO SHOTS SS, by Monticello V owned by Lesley Farms LLC
- U.S. National Champion HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR 36-54 with Carolyn Lesley
- U.S. National Top Ten ABS HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR Jackpot with Carolyn Lesley
MADDOX SS, by Monticello V owned by Represent Equine LLC
- U.S. National Top Ten AWPA Arabian Horse World $100,000 Futurity ridden by Jody Strand, trained by Joe Reser
- U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Maturity with Lesley Mazur
HONEYS ROCKIN CELLO, by Monticello V owned by Susan Al-Abbas and Marty Lake
- U.S. Reserve National Champion HA/AA Western Pl with Joe Reser
- U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR 55 & Over with Susan Al-Abbas
Additionally, CROWN JUELL XX (SF Veraz x Beautiful Juell V) ended his 2019 campaign beautifully, earning:
- U.S. Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR 36-54 with Carolyn Lesley
- U.S. Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Jackpot with Carolyn Lesley
Crown Juell XX and Carolyn Lesley Impressive at Canadian Nationals 2019
August 30, 2019 – The epic story of Crown Juell XX and his owner, Carolyn Lesley, continued to inspire after a successful competition in Canada.
2019 Canadian National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Elite
2019 Canadian National Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion
Next stop: Tulsa to defend their 2018 title!
Lesley Farms & Monticello V Leave Their Marks at the 2018 U.S. Nationals
October 30, 2018 – The impact of Lesley Farms – along with its head stallion, Monticello V – was deeply felt at the 2018 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Five out of six Monticello V progeny dominated in the western pleasure divisions. In fact, three out of the Top Ten horses in the Western Pleasure Futurity were by Monticello V, and two of the Top Ten horses in its Half-Arabian counterpart were by Monticello V! Lesley Farms would like to congratulate the winning connections of these outstanding Cello progeny:
Hendrixx WB – Top Ten Arabian Western Pl Futurity, Owned by Andrea and Richard Martoglio / Ridden by Rick Gault
Honeys Rockin Cello – U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pl Futurity, Owned by Susan Al-Abbas / Ridden by Josh Quintas
Maddox SS – Top Ten Arabian Western Pl Futurity, Owned by Represent Equine / Ridden by Jody Strand
Marcello SS – Top Ten Arabian Western Pl Futurity, Owned by Jacqueline Reed / Ridden by Joe Reser
Monticello Rose – Top Ten Arabian Western Pl AAOTR Maturity Owned and Ridden by Susan Al-Abbas & Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Jr Horse Ridden by Joe Reser
Roccocello – Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pl Futurity, Owned by Becky and Bob Nash / Ridden by Joe Reser
Additionally, Monticello V's famous stablemate, Crown Juell XX went back-to-back champion in both the Amateur division (U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity) with owner Carolyn Lesley and the Open division (U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Jr Horse) with trainer Abe Cotton!
It was an epic U.S. Nationals for Lesley Farms, and we thank our entire team, friends and clients for their support.
Gallery 1: Crown Juell XX Sweeps at 2018 U.S. Nationals
Gallery 2: Monticello V Progeny Clean Up at 2018 U.S. Nationals
August 29, 2018 – Crown Juell XX takes top honors at 2018 Canadian Nationals!
2018 Canadian National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Abe Cotton
2018 Canadian National Top Ten AWPA Arabian Horse World Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Carolyn Lesley