Windstar Farm was established in 1987 after purchasing two Welsh ponies, Berry Pepper (Texas Bright Light x Texas Blackberry) and La Petite Rouge (Spring Valley's Monarch x Berry Pepper). Berry quickly became Katie's show pony and arrangements were made for Loppy to move in with Jane Cozart outside Moran, Texas.
It became apparent rather quickly that both mares had come with "bonuses." Following Jane's advice, we joined the Welsh society and prepared to welcome our first babies. This required choosing a prefix and the girls won the rights to naming the farm which is also our prefix. Katie and Claire suggested Windstar as it was windy in the day and starry at night; thus Windstar Welsh ponies was born. All our foals carry this prefix and are named after celestial objects.
At Jane's Pecan Creek pony farm, Loppy became a "spoiled rotten porch pony" and produced four outstanding foals. More importantly, she served as the catalyst for a wonderful friendship between Jane and I which lasted until her death July 25, 2011. Jane (the beloved WWW) brought wit, wisdom, love and opportunity into my life. Not only did she pass along her love of the Welsh breed, I was privileged to have inherited her elegant stallion, Pecan Creek's Standing Ovation.
"Stanley" was a stay at home guy, content to graze in fields overlooking a peaceful valley. However, you would find his blue ribbon offspring at Welsh shows, on the trails, competing at dressage shows, at pony club events, hunter jumper shows, at driving events, putting smiles on children's faces at charity events and truck stops. They also won the Get of Sire Class at Welsh Nationals the last time it was held and the competition was impressive!
Unfortunately, Stanley was killed by a speeding driver distracted by her phone on September 21, 2016. Thankfully, he left behind a stunning colt, Windstar Zodiac (foaled September 5, 2015) out of Gayfields Minnie the Mermaid. His first foal Windstar P.C. Legacy, out of Windstar Blue Eclipse arrived May 6, 2017 followed by Windstar Popcorn Clouds out of Windstar Celeste on February 15, 2018. Windstar Angel, out of Windstar Lyrid, greeted us on March 2, 2018. He has continued to produce outstanding, calm, large foals that are exceptionally correct and athletic.
Zodiac's first show season (2018) ended with him winning the Reserve National Championship Section B stallion under Cecile Dunn! She commented that he "was kind, intelligent, elegant, extremely well balanced and refined. The following year, he passed his Westfalen inspection with and received numerous compliments on his temperament and intelligence. Both of these traits are apparent as he progresses in his training. In 2020, we stayed home due to the pandemic.
Our four brood mares Dragon's Lair Eclair, Windstar Blue Eclipse, and Windstar Lyrid have all spent time in the show ring and have multiple halter and performance honors. But for now, they are pampered daily! We raise and show one or two foals a year, which are available after the end of their two year old show season. By then they have a solid foundation of desirable skills and are ready for new homes. Our goal is to raise kind, trusting, confident, conformationally correct, elegant ponies with substance in a safe and fun environment. Performance temperament is the top priority and our ponies are suitable for both children and adults. Jane firmly believed ponies should never be "sadly outgrown" and we are pleased to continue that legacy.
Currently we have no ponies available for sale.
We are an easy 5 mile drive from Lorena, TX which is between Austin and Dallas on I-35 and would love to have you visit our farm. For more information, or to set a time to visit, please contact:
cell: (254) 744-8393
July 19, 2021
Jaci and Zodiac's run at Nationals; Pure elegance!
Windstar Zodiac shown by Jaci Baxter at 2018 Nationals! We are so proud of this young stallion for winning the 2018 Reserve National Championship.