ARABIANS (AHA)

ARABIANS

To my many endurance friends, who have suffered patiently with my gross misunderstanding of the Arabian horse, I want to publicly apologize on this web page!  As the owner of two of the most gorgeous, and most personable Arabians, I have changed my mind about this breed. I still believe that the Tennessee Walker can compete just as successfully as the Arabian in the Endurance World, but I no longer see the Arabian as a hot-headed little horse.

With that said (chuckle) I have found myself a new avenue in which to pursue my horse talents and skills.  I am in possession of a most awesome Polish-bred Arabians and one race bred (French lines) Arabian. I will be producing one marvelous foal each year from Praire.  My goals with these foals is to get them out into the Endurance World as successful competitors.  A bonus would be to see one of them make it to Tevis and triumph over the most grueling 100 mile race ever mapped out.

For more information on the Arabian Horse, please visit the website http://www.arabianhorses.org .  For more information on the Polish Sire lines, click here. For more information on the Shalimar breeding program, click here.

While I do not agree with, nor support the new “Arabian Look” which is predominant in the show ring, I still believe in the integrity of the Arabian horse breeding.  My Arabians are exactly what the original breeders demanded … People oriented, calm and trusting, willing to work hard without question, compact and easy to feed, and most of all – most beautiful!

A peaceful summer day with my Arabians (June 2011)

In a controversial time of economic failure within the horse industry, I have many people asking me, “Why the heck are you breeding more horses?”  My goal as a small breeder is to produce one to two outstanding Arabian foals to compete in endurance.  These foals will be evaluated as they mature.  If they show endurance potential, they will be sold into an endurance home.  If they do NOT show endurance potential, they will be sold into a home that will understand and appreciate what they ARE meant to do…be it racing, showing or family companionship.

I have one well bred mare with an outstanding temperament and disposition, as well as correct conformation and intelligence, to breed to Shrapnel.  I believe that I am producing exceptional Arabians.  I am not interested in listening to people beat on me about bringing another horse into a world full of horses.  Horses do not end up in slaughter due to the breeders…it’s rare to see a foal at the slaughter house.  Horses end up in these situations because of their “current owner” and that’s all I have to say on this subject.

My horses now live in New Tripoli, PA – a short 7 mile trip up Rt 100 from the I-78 exit.  610-756-3836 or Email me at dodie@newpromisefarms.com

 

 

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Zoning Board Meeting 03/28/18

Oh my goodness, I had no idea.  We attended the Zoning Board Hearing that the warehouse developer requested and I was well educated about how those are handled.To be able to be heard at the meeting, they had to determine whether or not we (the Sable’s) were directly impacted by the zoning of that property.  Our attorney deftly proved that any zoning changes (ie: a variance) would directly affect our property so we were able to provide testimony and evidence. He also proved that Leroy would be affected, so he was allowed to provide evidence and testimony. And Sean Grace from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary was proved to be directly affected by zoning changes to the property so he was allowod to give testimony and present evidence.

Alex (our township solicitor) was present, representing the township’s interests.

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The developer was asking for three things. An interpretation of Ordinance 805, an appeal of the BoS decision based on Ordinance 805 and a variance for Ordinance 805.

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First, the developer attempted to prove that building a bridge with retaining walls did not constitute a structure.  This was quickly shot down by their own witness (Chris Noll – HA!) who stated that yes, a retaining wall is a structure under the ordinances of our township.

Second, the developer attempted to prove that there is not a stream located on the property at the point of where they wish to build a bridge.  SORRY, evidence presented was cross examined (and yes, it was like a court proceeding with the attorney’s doing all the talking).  And during the cross examination, the evidence they provided was over shadowed by the evidence and testimony the aggrieved parties presented and the line of questioning done by Alex on the township’s behalf.

(NOTE:  The land owner was never called to testify whether or not there was a stream on his property, neither did they provide current photographs of the property showing there was no stream on the property. – WHY?  Because right now, as of yesterday 03-28-18, there was flowing water from the underground spring, which is bubbling and easily seen from the road! So they could not provide said photographic evidence of “no stream”)

On many occassions, the representing solicitors (our attorney, the township attorney) asked for further clarification of information the developer was providing and they could not produce the necessary documents.  I was reminded of their inefficiency at the 12-04-18 meeting in which they quoted PennDOT but could not provide letters or reports from PennDOT proving their case regarding the HOP permit.

Third, the developer provided no information that they needed a variance to build a retaining wall.  WHY?  Because they already have submitted new plans to the township in which the driveway is in a different location and does not require the crossing of the waterway stream.

Oh, yes … we did hear testimony that they submitted new “warehouse plans” on March 15, 2018.  I wonder if those new plans address the other concerns the township had regarding the safety issues of traffic at the five point intersection (Rhoades Rd, Old 22 and Rt 737).  This is the biggest concern our township has with their proposed use of the land.

So, the meeting went very long … until 10:30 pm.  Because the Zoning Board needs time to review all the evidence, they closed the evidentiary portion of the meeting (meaning no more evidence or testimony can be presented) and will reconvene on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm to hear closing argument and make their final determination.

We ask all residents to attend this public meeting and show support for your community.

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