It is difficult to imagine another year like 2018 for Eleanor’s Arabians and the super athletic offspring of Hesa Zee+/. Eleanor Hamilton’s spectacular foundation stallion may have passed away in the summer of 2015, but his legacy and his legend just keep on growing. Not only is the stallion still solidly holding his own as a leading sire of national winners in Reining in particular and Working Western in general, his daughters are standing out across North America as producers of national winners, both purebred Arabian and as headline crosses for the best Quarter horse stallions.
Starting the 2019 show season at the Scottsdale show, Hesa Zee+/ sons and daughters stepped up to the plate and hit one homerun after another for their breeders, owners and trainers. HESA ARTFULL ZEE (x Artymusme by *Muscat) (Gary Ferguson rider, Eleanor Hamilton owner), last summer’s Canadian National Champion Reining Open, placed big in the prestigious ARHA Scottsdale Purebred Arabian Futurity Reining, claiming the Championship in the Level 1 and the Reserve Championship in the Level 4. OASIS SHEZA FIXATION (x Oasis Chara Pneuma by SX Stanleys Gemini) (Paige Neufeld owner and rider, bred by E and K Simmons) was Champion Purebred Arabian Ranch Horse Championship JTR, First Western Horsemanship JTR 15-18, Top Ten Western Horse Championship JTR 15-18, Top Ten Purebred Reining Championship JTR 15-18 and Top Ten Reining Seat Equitation Championship JTR 15-18. A 7-time Top Ten in Reining at U.S. and Youth Nationals, Oasis Sheza Fixation shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. ZEE FIRE BALL (x Fire Musc+ by Crown Musc+) (Sharon Connelly, owner and AATR rider; Michael Damianos, open rider) was the 2018 U.S. National Champion Trail Open and showed in Scottsdale in Ranch Riding, looking good in this new year’s endeavor and taking Top Ten in the Purebred Ranch Horse Riding Championship and in the Purebred Ranch Horse Riding Championship, AATR 60+. A very impressive ART BY HESA (x Artymusme by *Muscat) (Colby Powell owner and rider; Sarah Porter, JTR rider)was Reserve Champion in the Purebred Reining Championship JTR 15-18, Reserve Champion in the Purebred Reining Championship/ARHA Maturity and Top Ten in both the Purebred Ranch Horse Riding Championship JTR and the Reining Seat Equitation Championship JTR 15-18. Art By Hesa is now a 7-time U.S. National Champion and Reserve Reining Horse, Open and Amateur. Not only that but her daughter, Spinnin All My Money (Elijah Bey by BA Bey Elation) made an impressive debut at this year’s Scottsdale show in one of her first appearances in national company. Another youngster making some first appearances was WHIZKEY ON FIRE (Whizkey N Diamonds x Hezas Fire Fly by Hesa Zee+/) (David Thielman owner; Crystal McNutt, rider) a four-year-old and a Top Ten at Scottsdale 2019 in the HA Reining Junior Horse Championship. His older half-brother, EAF Hesa Little Whiz (Conquistador Whiz) is a six-time National Champion and Reserve in Cutting, Reining and Working Cow Horse. Finally, E ZEE SLIDER (x Zee Starlight by Zee Impressive) (Ken and Connie Walling, owner and breeder; Nathan Kent, rider) was a solid Top Ten in the 2019 Scottsdale Purebred Arabian Reining Futurity. Maternal grandsire for “Slider” is a three-quarter brother to Hesa Zee+/, both stallions being sired by the legendary Xenophonn out of Gay Apollo++ daughters.
The offspring had a great trip to Arizona, but overall it was the Hesa Zee+/ daughters that proved to be superstars and real producing power houses at the 2019 Scottsdale show. Champions and Reserves in the Working Western included these Hesa Zee+/ maternal grandget: Dunit On Fyre RA, Nspiring Forthe Top, Dunit My Way RA, Half Spoon Of Pepto, Dun With Style RA, Wheres Wanda RA and Mozeyondown RA. There’s only one thing better than a great sire . . . and that’s a great sire that proves his bloodline for generations! Hats off to Hesa Zee+/, Eleanor’s Arabians’ “Horse of a Lifetime!”