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Hickory Hill Donkey Farm 

Registered Miniature Donkeys
Harvey and JoAnn Jordan

                   P.O. Box 53

936-396-6377 - telephone

Email:  hickoryhilldonkeyfarm@windstream.net

             Flynn, Texas  77855

 www.hickoryhilldonkeyfarm.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


 

God Bless America!
Remembering those who serve our country
and the families they leave behind!

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**** Click here to skip the updates and go directly to our 'For Sale' page! ****

I am busy taking new pictures ..............  and will get them posted on our For Sale page as quickly as possible! 
If you are looking for something specific, just send us an email; we have weanlings, youngsters and a few retirees available!

 

OMG!  We are double delighted and smiled all the way home from Houston!  What a great little guy!
Wally doesn't seem to be bothered with all the fuss, but Harv and I were a mess!

It rained most of the week before the show, and that in itself made it hard to get him trimmed, but our temps
also dropped from spring-like back to semi-winter, and we were putting the blanket on and taking it off every morning
and night so he wouldn't get fuzzy!  The day before the show when we should be bathing animals, it was still pouring down rain,

so we looked at each other, grabbed the brushes and got busy trying to get as much dirt/grime off! 

Don't tell anyone, but this little redhead had to present to the judge without a bath, just lots of elbow grease!

Wally and Harv brought home the Champion Jack award and also the Model Miniature Donkey award;

it was a great day for the little guy!

 

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Recently, we delivered three jennys to their new home in Corpus Christi,

and it was love at first sight!

Here's a picture of Shirley's little granddaughter, Sydney,
and Rockette sharing a special donkey moment! 

I love the look on Sydney's face ........... those eyes say it all! 

Happy!  Happy!  Happy!

 

 

 

 

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Oh my goodness ............. way back last April, we were contacted by Breyer to have Wally 'sit' as a model for the new 2016 Breyer line; naturally, we were delighted, but couldn't say a word until finally last week when we were notified that his model was ready to be announced .............. presenting Hickory Hills Wall Street, one of the newest additions to the Breyer line!

 

We will be traveling to Lexington, KY to participate in the 2016 BreyerFest Carnival, a family festival for equine lovers.  The dates are July 22, 23 and 24!  As part of the festivities, Wally will sign autographs, pose for pictures and take part in several parades!  We are so excited to join this fabulous presentation; Wally will be the only donkey there, but he will do his best to make the wonderful world of miniature donkeys proud!
 

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Congratulations to two of our favorites .............. Wall Street and Rockets Red Glare!
They were honored at the GCDMA ASSpiring to Greatness awards banquet in January! Wally was named Model Junior Miniature Donkey and Rocket came in right behind him as Reserve Model Junior Miniature Donkey! Thanks so much to these two boys for working hard and making 2015 a fantastic year for Hickory Hill!

 

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For the last three years, we have retired some of our older brood jennys and offered them
as pets, and although I was super over-protective of putting them in new homes, but it
has been a rewarding experience. Each new family has been more than I could have hoped
for, and those that know me, know that I hope big! :)
Last spring, we delivered three of our girls to a couple who moved to the States from Norway and have recently purchased a home with acreage ......... the rest is history; the girls are enjoying their retirement, and Per and Elisabeth are head over heels in love with the miniature donkey breed!  The picture that I'm sharing is of Per and Kate (17 years young)
napping together ......................... it just doesn't get any better!

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Halloween 2015 - This little trick or treater didn't scare us at all! This is Braxton, our newest great grandson;
he was the football while big sis, Kinley, was a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader!

 

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October 6
Little Lola is one month old, and she's a sassy little thing ........... she is our first fall baby and has no competition in the nursery right now, so at 18" tall, she runs the show!  When I walk outside and call her name, this is how she looks at me,
and I know she is thinking  ........... 'I'm going to stand right here by mom and make Miss JoAnn walk all the way out here!'  What a little toot!

 

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September 21, 2015

Is there anything sweeter than a baby donkey?  For those of you that know me and my passion for the breed (and know that I've never met a donkey that it wasn't love at first sight) may have a hard time answering this question, but yes, and it's a new great grandson, and it's been a long time since we've had a new little boy in our family! 

 

Our first 'great' was born three years ago on my birthday, and now this little one shares the same birth date as my wonderful late grandfather who would be this baby's great, great, great grandfather! 

 

 

         

                                    Welcome Braxton Wayne Hendricks - 8 lbs. 8 oz. and 20 1/2" long

 

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And then on Sunday, I won the pink when Ruthie gave birth to an adorable 18" little princess that we have since named Lola! It's so hard to believe that Ziggy (Hickory Hills Zig N. Bock) is a grandpa!

 

This little one's sire now lives in Australia; he left our farm in Texas last October shortly after romancing with Ruthie! What a great weekend!

 

 

 

September - We had a great time at the 2015 Texas Championship Mini Show!

On Saturday, Harv and Wall Street won the blue for Junior Halter Champion!

 

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                            Mr. & Mrs Clinton J. Hendricks

            "Papaw' and the cutest bride ever!

 

 

 

August - We haven't posted in a few weeks because we have been busy, busy, but today is a good day to catch up!

 

Our oldest granddaughter married her high school sweetheart on Saturday, August 8, less than a week after having gall bladder surgery!  She had a beautiful 'barn' wedding complete with burlap and sunflowers!  Emily is a sweetheart, and she looked so darn cute in her wedding gown and cowboy boots!  Gotta love my cute little Texas girl!

 

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Like father; like son ............. let the fun roll on!

 

 

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He truly is following in his dads hoof prints ............ Hickory Hills Wall Street was named 2015 Junior Champion at Halter at the Great Celebration in Shelbyville, TN last week! We are so pleased with this little guy and look forward to watching him mature!  Blue Chip (another Dow Jones boy) placed second in the two year old gelding class, and Ramblin' Rose who just turned three years old last month, won the third place ribbon in a class of 14 three and four year old jennys!  That was a great class! Love seeing young jennys growing up and maturing! The two little yearling boys, Rocket and Ricochet, made their debut at the show and walked away with a first and second place; they are both sired by our senior red herdsire, My World Red Alert, who will be turning 20 years old this year .............  but he is still producing outstanding foals for us!
 

We have three shows left on our 2015 show schedule and will finish out the season with three red boys, Wally, Rocket and Rocochet!  'Chipper' stayed in TN and will finish out this show season with Sean, his new eight year old owner; Rosie romanced the last two weeks with Zydeco and stayed in Shelbyville to live with Robert and Linda Bunn and her best Texas friend ever, Hollywood, in their TN home. Linda is looking forward to this time next year when she has a new little redhead around the farm!
 

We had a super great time in TN, caught up and visited with so many good friends and had a safe, but loooooong trip back home!

 

 

 

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Texas finally had a little bit of sunshine today and guess who rolled in the mud before I could take his picture?  Zig N. Along who turned three years old last February! We love the way this boy is put together!  Zig N. is waiting patiently for our weather to clear up so a cute little jenny can come visiting!

 

 

 

Harv is working hard to get those ears up!

 

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May - 'Happy Mother's Day!'

 

Of all the pictures from Mother's Day, here are two of our favorites!

 

 

                                          

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OMG! How quickly time flies ......... guess who is two years old already!  If you guessed Rooster, our bottle baby,
you are right! He taught us so much, and It's funny how you can forget those two-hour bottle feedings ........... well, sort of! 
He is still 1/2 donkey 1/2 puppy, but he is a happy little guy!  He really was a trooper throughout the whole ordeal!
Never complained even when we hauled him with us to Shawnee, OK at five weeks old for a donkey show that we had already entered before he was born! The trip did take a bit longer because we fed him at each fuel stop, and of course everyone at the gas station wanted to know what we had in the trailer that we were feeding with a baby bottle!

Happy Birthday, Rooster; it's been a great two years, and we look forward to many more!

 

 

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April is here, and it's still cold and wet!
 

Personality Plus and growing like a weed! Smokemifugotem was one month old yesterday, and he is absolutely gorgeous, outstanding conformation and a delightful disposition, and that's as honest and unbiased as a mother can be!
He is full of 'play' but young enough to still want to sit in your lap for donkey hugs ............... I do have to admit that those 'hugging sessions' are getting shorter because he would rather be up running and bucking and 'teasing' the yearling/two year old girls that share his pasture! Mom, Rockette, is fine with his antics, but reels him in just before dark and takes him to the barn for the night! His dad, Smoke, was my Christmas present in 2002 and the first donkey that we ever took to the show ring; he is still tightly tied to my heartstrings, and in many ways, Smokem' is 'just like dad!'

 

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Goodness, March came in cold and wet ................. brrrr! 

 

We have decided that we are only clipping one donkey for the mid-month Houston Show, and poor Wally drew the short straw!
 

 

Standing tall in the 'winner's circle' Hickory Hills Wall Street was named Grand Champion Miniature Donkey at the 2015 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!  He truly is following in his dad's hoofprints, and we couldn't be prouder!  He has done so well for us in the show ring, we can hardly wait for him to get old enough to use for breeding!

 

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Last weekend, we had two delightful visitors! Andrew called and wanted to know if we gave farm tours as he wanted to surprise his girlfriend, Caitlin, with something special for Valentine's Day! They spent several hours with us .............. loving on donkeys and just getting to know them up close and personal!

Before they left, they had one special request ............... would I please take their picture with Rooster, our 2013 bottle baby who is going to be two years old in April ............... and we still haven't caught up on our sleep!  :)

Andrew sent me a copy of the photo this morning and said that he and Caitlin wanted to come back when Rockette has her foal in a couple of weeks!  I think they have fallen in love with these wonderful little creatures with long ears! 

 

 

 

 

 

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Before we move on to another year of donkeys, let's take a look back at 2014 ...........
we always knew that Dow Jones was a special little jack, but his success in the show ring and the outstanding foals that he has produced have proven him to be one of the best!  Breeding one exceptional donkey is a life dream, but thanks to DJ, we have hit the jackpot! The true measure of a breeding jack, isn't only what he does in the show ring, it's also the quality of the foals that he produces and their success in the show ring as well, and DJ's first foal, Wall Street, is off to a fantastic start! DJ's last 2014 show was the Texas State Fair, and he and Wally finished as Grand and Reserve Champion Jacks; our fearless little redhead made his final statement; Dow Jones definitely earns the title 'Best of Breed!'

The ribbons that we used in our New Years' wreath were all earned by DJ at the five shows he competed in during the 2014 show season!  If memories are made in the show ring, we can definitely say that the stocky little redhead worked hard to do his best every time and never disappointed us; we are blessed with so many great 2014 memories!  Dow Jones is an asset to our breeding program and definitely earns the title 'Best of Breed!'

DJ is retiring from the show ring to stay home and romance with some pretty little girl donkeys; he already has four outside jennys here and waiting for spring along with several of our own ......... I don't think he will miss traveling one little bit!

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Texas State Fair - Dallas, Texas - October 3 & 4, 2014

 

 

Changing of the Guards ...................... last show of our 2014 season! Texas State Fair - Grand Champion Jack and Reserve Champion Jack! Congratulations - Hickory Hills Dow Jones and Hickory Hills Wall Street!  It was a great day for Hickory Hill Donkey Farm!  2014 was DJ's last year to show, and his first born, Wall Street, made his debut!  Next year, DJ will stay at home and become an 'official' breeding jack, and Wally will carry the load in the show ring! We are confident that he will live up to his dad's legacy and his 'Git-Er-Done' attitude!

Dow Jones is an amazing little jack; he has done everything that we have ever asked him to do and then some; we absolutely couldn't be more pleased!  Harv has always said that there are two signs of an outstanding jack .............. what he does in the show ring and the quality of babies that he produces ............... DJ has done both exceptionally well!

While Dad is at home romancing the ladies in 2015, Wally will show as a two-year-old, and we expect him to continue living up to the high standards that his daddy has set, bringing home the blue ribbons and making us proud!

 

On the 'girly side' of the Texas State Fair ................. Hickory Hills Ramblin' Rose earned the title of Reserve Champion Jennet at Halter! Congratulations to her new owners, Robert and Linda Bunn in Tennessee!  Rosie is carrying on a family tradition as she competes in the show ring; she is foal #6 out of the breeding cross of My World Red Alert and 758's Allie, and she definitely has big shoes to fill. Foal #1 was sold as a yearling to become a herdsire for a farm in Alabama; foal #2 was sold to compete in the show ring, but suffered a severe foot injury before her career even got started, but then came #3, #4 and #5, all winning multiple halter championships. Rosie will compete at The Great Celebration in Shelbyville next summer and then go home with her new owners and reunite with her BFF, Hickory Hills Broadway Joe (better known around the farm as Hollywood)!  Foal #7, Rocket's Red Glare, will be weaned next month and hopefully be ready to make his debut at Houston in March 2015!

We don't have a formal picture of Rosie and her ribbon from the State Fair, because her halter class was the first one of the morning, and as soon as she was finished, we bundled her back up in her blanket and took her back to the horse barn where it was much warmer; sometimes the weather in Texas can really catch you off guard; we had a 30 degree drop in temperature overnight ............... 97 to 67 really makes a difference when you are clipped for a show! Brrrrrr!

So we did the next best thing ................ as soon as we unloaded and before we turned her back out in the pasture, we took this one for Robert and Linda!  It was a good thing that we got the photo before taking her halter off, because five minutes after the picture, she was rolling in a favorite dust pit! A girl can only stay dressed up for so long, and then they just need to be a donkey!

 

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Texas State Championships - Bryan, Texas - August 8 - 10, 2014

ADMS Nationals  - GCDMA/NMDA Sanctioned

 

Great show for Hickory Hill; fun, fun, fun!  We only took the two boys, Dow Jones and Wall Street; Hollywood stayed with his new owners in Tennessee after the Shelbyville Show, and because we didn't have time to get our yearling gelding conditioned for halter competition, Ramblin' Rose didn't have anyone to stall with, so we were 'walk-ons' meaning that we didn't have stalls/RV spot, we just drove over (about an hour) the morning of halter classes!  Wally won his yearling jack class, and DJ was first in the three/four year old jacks at halter class and then went on to be named Grand Champion Jack at Halter and then, Best of Breed!  We were delighted; DJ is definitely the little redhead with the big heart!  But then the biggest surprise of all was Wally ........ as the only 'non-spotted' donkey in the class, he went on to bring home the blue ribbon in the Spotted/Color Class. It was terribly hot, but an exciting and rewarding trip for our little Hickory Hill donkeys!

 

Hickory Hills Wall Street
1st Yearling Jacks at Halter
1st Spotted/Solid Colored Class

 

 

  Hickory Hills Dow Jones
1st ADMS/NMDA Three & Four Year Old Jacks at Halter
ADMS/NMDA Grand Champion Jack at Halter
ADMS National Champion Miniature Donkey / NMDA Best of Breed

 

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The Great Celebration - Shelbyville, TN

July 10 - 12, 2014

 

 

We had an absolutely fantastic time in Shelbyville this year; renewed old friendships and met some new donkey owners that love the breed as much as we do!  A&B Minis (Amanda Stuart and mom, Brenda Farris) were stalled right across from us, and in the group of donkeys that they entered were Hickory Hills Rusty Nail, Hickory Hills Pilgrims Pride and making her debut in the show ring was Hickory Hills Elvira!  Stalling right behind us was Jerry and Betty Sircy with Hickory Hills Heat Wave; we were so excited to see 'our kids' with their new families!  We had lots of time to donkey talk!  Wednesday afternoon, we had the traditional exhibitors cookout with hamburgers/grilled chicken breasts all all the fixings!  Thursday brought on fried fish dinners and watermelon and Friday was the delicious pulled pork sandwiches with cole slaw .......... wow; it was all fantastic!  And then of course, Amanda and her family brought us fresh tomatoes and corn from their garden, a loaf of cinnamon bread for breakfast and one of her delicious pecan pies .......... complete with Jack Daniels syrup!  You just can't beat good friends and good food at a donkey show!

 

Thursday morning NMDA Halter Classes started the show off in Champions Arena!  First up for Hickory Hills was the youngsters, Wally and Rosie; Wally just turned one year old and Rosie had her second birthday two weeks before the show.  Wall Street placed second in the yearling jack class, and Ramblin' Rose placed third in her two year old jenny class!  In the mature division, we entered Dow Jones and Broadway Joe; these two have worked hard for us this whole year, and they gave 100% at this show also!  Broadway won his three/four year old gelding class and then went on to be named Grand Champion Gelding!  This was an 'icing on the cake moment' for his new owners, Robert and Linda Bunn; it was their first donkey show!
 

Last, but certainly not least, came Dow Jones; I call him the little redhead with the big heart ........ we put a lot of responsibility on his shoulders when we retired Zydeco two years ago, and he has worked hard for us and come through with flying colors,
and this show was one of his best!  DJ won the three/four year old jack class, was named Grand Champion Jack, and then he went on to be named Best of Breed!  OMG!  We were delighted and proud!  It's a long way back to Texas, but we smiled all the way!

 

On Friday, just for the fun of it, we entered Wall Street in the color class; that's any donkey, any size, any sex, any age and judged strictly on color!  The class was double judged, and Wally and I didn't make Judge A's card, but we were #1 on Judge B's card and finished up fourth place in the class ......... that's a huge feat considering all of the loud colored spots that entered!  Way to go Wally; the judge said he loved your leg garters!

 

 


Hickory Hills Ramblin' Rosie
Two Year Old Jennets at Halter

Hickory Hills Wall Street
Yearling Jacks at Halter

 

Hickory Hills Broadway Joe
Three/Four Year Old Geldings at Halter

That's Hickory Hills Pilgrims Pride and his new owner, Garrett, standing just across from Broadway Joe!

 

 

 
Hickory Hills Broadway Joe
Grand Champion Gelding



Hickory Hills Dow Jones
Three/Four Year Old Jacks at Halter

That's Hickory Hills Heat Wave in second place; we are extremely proud of both boys!

 

Hickory Hills Dow Jones
Grand Champion Jack

 



Hickory Hills Dow Jones
2014 NMDA Best of Breed


 

 

Best of Breed Competition

Three outstanding redheads; from left to right - Grand Champion Gelding, Grand Champion Jennet and Grand Champion Jack

 

Hickory Hills Broadway Joe
Standing for Best of Breed

Steve Crim, with Assphalt Acres in Indiana, graciously volunteered to show Broadway Joe in the Best of Breed competition for us while Harv took Dow Jones back in; many thanks and appreciation to Steve for his friendship and excellent example of good sportsmanship! 

 

During the Celebration, there was also an exhibition class for miniature donkeys fifteen years and older;
we took 758's Allie and her 2014 foal as our entry! 
Allie is an exceptional brood jenny, and we are extremely fortunate
to have her in our sorrel breeding program!

Allie was born December 1, 1996, making her 18 years of age this year, and was purchased from Small Wonders Ranch in August 2002. Since that time, she has been bred seven times to My World Red Alert, Hickory Hill's senior red herdsire (who by the way is 19 years of age), and together they have produced seven outstanding foals .......... three boys and four girls.

Allie's first foal was a little jack and was sold as a yearling to become a herdsire in Alabama; her second foal was a beautiful show quality jenny who unfortunately was prevented from even starting a show career by an injury to her hoof as a youngster. The next three foals (one jack/gelding and two beautiful jennys) all had extensive show careers, each bringing home multiple championships to Hickory Hill. Foal #6 is Hickory Hills Ramblin' Rose who has just join our show string, and #7 is Allie's most recent foal, Hickory Hills Rockets Red Glare, who should be weaned and ready for next show season!

Allie has definitely been an asset to Hickory Hill's breeding program and show ring success!


 

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Texas Shoot Out - 06/13 - 06/15/14

 

We only took Wall Street to this show; he still needs some practice standing still for the judge!  He just turned one year old on May 2, and his time limit for 'still' is about 15 seconds, and then he dances!  We think he's an outstanding little jack, and today, the judge thought so too!  Wally won his Yearling Jack Class, was named Grand Champion Jack and then captured the Best of Breed award!  It was a long day, but a great day!

 

 


Hickory Hills Wall Street
DOB:  05/02/13
Sire:  Hickory Hills Dow Jones
Dam:  Cyder's Raspberry Tanzy

 

 

 

 

 

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Finally, we are back up and running with our new computer!  As most of you already know, we were victims of Microsoft XP,
and have been slowly migrating over to our new Windows format, and believe me when I tell you, I don't do electronic

changes easily or gracefully! So with that, let's begin catching up with what's going on at Hickory Hill ...............

 

Memorial Day, we drove up to Kansas to participate in the 2014 NMDA National Miniature Donkey Show!  We had a great time

and enjoyed the competition with 108 halter animals!  It's been several years since 'numbers' have been that good in halter! 

The Five and Older Gelding Class was the largest, and it had 19 entries!  The smallest class was the Yearling Gelding Class,

and that's to be expected as it's difficult to get one gelded and ready to show that young!  From a breeder's point of view,

the class that proved to me that the miniature donkey market is alive and well was the Foal Class, and there were 12 entries

in that class!  Congratulations to those that accepted the challenge of showing babies!

 

Hickory Hill wasn't able to show in the foal class because our youngest animal turned a year old just two weeks before the show, but he did represent himself well in the Yearling Jack Class ................ Wally (Hickory Hills Wall Street out of our Dow Jones) won his class of six entries; Rambling Rose placed second in her Yearling Jennet Class (there were 11 entries) and our hero of the show was 'Hollywood' (Hickory Hills Broadway Joe); he placed first in the Three/Four Year Old Gelding Class (six entries) and went on to be named Grand Champion Gelding!  The youngsters really stepped up for us, and for those that don't know, we started Hollywood less than a year ago as a three year old when we sold Pilgrim and found ourselves without a gelding to show!  He has done fantastic for us, and we expect him to continue with his successes for his new owner!  Yes, we are sending another excellent show gelding to Tennessee and will be starting all over again after Shelbyville with Blue Chip (also sired by our Dow Jones).

 

Wall Street had trouble keeping his feet still in his halter class (Harv really worked for that blue ribbon), but the Solid Color Class proved to be his favorite ........... this class is judged on color and contrasts; the more 'chrome' the better, and Wally's white accents against his deep red color, plus those flashy garters on all four legs proved to be the judge's favorite out of 17 entries!  This was a really fun class to watch!

 

Here's several pictures, but the lighting was dim, and no one wanted to put their ears up and smile!

 



Hickory Hills Ramblin' Rose
2nd Place Yearling Jennets at Halter

Hickory Hills Wall Street
1st Place Yearlings at Halter

Hickory Hills Broadway Joe
1st Place Three/Four Year Old Geldings at Halter
Grand Champion Gelding

 

And here's Wally and the color class!

 

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This little guy is truly a legend in the making ...............
Introducing Hickory Hills Rocket Red Glare
 

 

His sire (My World Red Alert) is 19 years old, and his dam (758's Allie) is 18 years old, and together, they are still producing outstanding babies!  We purchased both Red Alert and Allie in 2002, and counting this little guy, they've produced six foals for us; we sold three and campaigned the other three in the show ring, where they brought home many honors and championships!  Allie came to us with Gabriel, a yearling jenny, that we sold and later purchased back.  She never made it to the show ring, but many of you will recognize her last foal, Hickory Hills Dow Jones!  Allie is his grandmother on his mom's side! 
Oldies but goodies!  Gotta love them!

 

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Guess who is celebrating his first birthday this week?

Give up?  It's Rooster, our bottle baby last year!

 

 

What a little trooper he has been ............... raised by two old retirees
and hauled to three out-of-state donkey shows by the time he was
five months old, and he made it all with flying colors! 

 

 

Hickory Hills Sunday Sir Prize
DOB: Sunday, April 21, 2013

and I'm so sorry, I don't have a clue how about his birth height, everyone asks
about that, and unfortunately we were so darn busy, I didn't even think
to measure him then, but he measured 26 1/2" on his first birthday! 
He loves everyone and everything and never meets a stranger,
and he's totally all boy ......... running and playing from morning to night!


 
Happy Birthday,
Rooster!

 

If you are interested in reading more about 'life' with a bottle baby, click here and it will take you
to a separate page for Rooster's story!  We hope you never have to take on this responsibility,
but if you do, our story might give you some ideas!  We learned everything the hard way through trial and error,
but our little guy was as determined as we were that he would grow up to be a healthy/happy little donkey! 

 

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Congratulations!

 

 

To Jerry and Betty Sircy
of Cross Bar 'S' Miniature Donkeys

 

Hickory Hills Heat Wave was named Grand Champion Jack

for the Tennessee Donkey Association's 2013 Show Year

at their annual awards banquet Saturday, March 29, 2014!

 

Great Job, 'Heater!'

 

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Hickory Hills Dow Jones ........... not just a pretty face or an extensive resume to hang on his stall at shows, but this little redhead with the playful personality and big heart has matured and become an principal part of our breeding program ............ he is producing fantastic babies for us! 

 

 

   
    Pretty Face!   Resume!    Fantastic Babies!  

 

 

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Introducing Hickory Hills Wall Street who made his show ring debut at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo last weekend in the weanling/yearling class!  Wally didn't flinch ............. nothing seemed to bother him; not the loud colored, waving plastic flags that were used to divide the arena, not the announcer in the main arena coming in and out on the microphone, not the 'get-down country music playing in the background, not the deep, deep sand and not Mother Nature's added thunderstorm just as halter classes were beginning!  We couldn't have asked for a better start; he stepped out in his dad's hoof prints and did amazingly well for himself ......... and Dad and Hickory Hill!

 


Houston
Livestock Show
& Rodeo
     

 


DJ and Wally both came home with blue ribbons and belt buckles, and Harv came home with food poisoning! 

Another donkey show, another story!  Gotta love it!

 


Hickory Hills Dow Jones
Nine Months of Age


Hickory Hills Wall Street
'Almost' Nine Months of Age
(before his first haircut)


Hickory Hills Wall Street
Nine Months of Age
(after his first haircut)

 

Here's a few more pictures from the Houston Show ...... enjoy!



Harv babysitting!  It's been three years since we started a young jack, and we've forgotten just how much energy they have while waiting and waiting and waiting!

 

 



This is Kim and little Zig N ....... she and Shirley always drive down to visit at the Houston Show, and we always bring an extra donkey for Kim to show!  Little Zig N is way too small to show with the older jacks, but he and Kim had lots of fun
just goofing around!

 


Harv and Kim; working hard
to show their little asses! 
Winner buys margaritas!

 

 

 

 


And here are our favorite 'pooper scoopers!'  Our son and youngest granddaughter (totally 100% city folks) who met us in Houston to watch Dad/Popo show donkeys, and we put them to work!

 

 

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Welcome 2014 ........ and we have our fingers crossed that this year is a much smoother year than last!  We were really tested last year with Mimi's broken leg and Rooster, our first bottle baby, but thankfully everything has turned out fine, and we are looking forward to another good year with donkeys!

 

Before we welcome a new year, we want to announce the final results of our 2013 show season!  We are so proud of our little donkeys; they worked hard for us and came home with lots of ribbons and awards!  Dow Jones and Texas Red Rose hauled all year with us, plus we started three newbies along the way!  Ramblin Rose started the year off at the Houston Livestock Show and placed second in the yearling class; Broadway Joe made his debut in the three/four year old gelding class at Shelbyville and came home with the blue ribbon!  Little Zig N. Along was our entry in the ACOSA classes at Shelbyville, and he surprised us all by winning his two year old jack class and then going on to be named Grand Champion ACOSA Jack!

 

In January, Dow Jones was named GCDMA Grand Champion Jack, Texas Red Rose won the GCDMA Grand Champion Jenny award and Ramblin' Rose tied with another yearling as GCDMA Junior Champion!  It was a hard year, but a really good one!

 

Zig N. Along won the first Hickory Hills sponsored Halter Futurity with his winnings at Shelbyville; we've ordered his award blanket and will be announcing information on our 2014 futurity in the next few weeks!


Dow Jones
Shelbyville 2013

Sandy & Texas Red Rose
Texas State Fair 2013

Broadway Joe
Shelbyville 2013

Ramblin' Rose
Shelbyville 2013

Zig N. Along
Shelbyville 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of my favorite 2013 pictures ......... Harv and DJ waiting for gate call at the mid-November show! 
They were both so ready for show season to end! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Things are beginning to settle down a bit, and we now have time to catch our breath and
enjoy our donkeys ................. 2013 was certainly a roller coaster ride!

 

We began the year with Mimi's (Mimosa) broken leg and just about the time she was able to have the cast removed, we had our first bottle baby born after 12 years of breeding miniature donkeys!  OMG!  He's a sweetheart and a real trouper, but getting up at all hours during the night sure is hard on the old folks! 

 

With all the things we had going on at the farm, we only made six donkey shows this year (Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in Houston TX, River Valley in Shawnee OK, The Great Celebration in Shelbyville TN, Tennessee State Fair in Nashville, Texas State Fair in Dallas, and the Texas Championship Show in Bryan, TX),  Our donkeys worked hard to bring home some new blue ribbons and several championships, and we had the opportunity to visit with old friends and meet some new donkey owners!  There are so many wonderful people who have a love affair with the miniature donkey breed!

 

More news and photos to come later in the week, but I just wanted to touch base and let you know that Harv and I are still 'kicking' and enjoying our donks!  Thanks to all who have called and/or emailed to check on us because our website hasn't been updated in an eternity; good friends are gifts to be treasured!  Thanks again!

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Just had to share a quick picture of little Zig N. Along!  He was named 2013 ACOSA National Champion Jack at Shelbyville last month!  As most of you know, we are concentrating on showing our redheads this show year, but we took this little spot along with the four sorrels to TN just for 'the fun of it,' and it turned out to be just that .......... lots of fun! 

 

Congratulations to Zig N. and Harv for their good job in the show ring!  A gorgeous mammoth jack was named Reserve Champion. I kick myself now for not getting a picture of 28" Zig N. and the giant mammoth animal, but we were so excited that I didn't even think about it at the time!

 

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Each pasture got a fresh roll of hay this morning,
and this group of donkeys ate it like ice cream!

 

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Zydeco retires from the show ring .........................
 

What a pleasure showing this little jack has been!  He has a big lovable heart, but when it's time to show,
he puts on his game face!  Cold weather, rainy weather or extremely hot/humid conditions - Zydeco never flinches!
We hauled 'Z' to 16 shows in three years; in addition to the championship titles listed below, he earned 11 blue
(first place) ribbons and five red (second place) ribbons; never placing below second in his age group!  We are going to
miss him next year, but we plan to keep him busy romancing red jennys and producing outstanding babies for us!

 

My goal is to show three of his babies in a Get of Sire class before Harv and I retire from the show ring!

 

2010 Ozark Empire Champion Jack - Ozark Empire Donkey Show, Springfield, MO
     2010 Reserve Model Donkey - Ozark Empire Donkey Show, Springfield, MO

     2010 Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, OK
     2011 Grand Champion Jack - San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, TX
     2011 Best of Breed - San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, TX
     2011 Model Miniature Donkey - SDMS Kick Up Your Hooves Show, Lufkin, TX
     2011 Reserve Champion Miniature Donkey - Ft Smith Donkey and Mule Show, Ft Smith, AR
     2011 Model Miniature Donkey - SDMS Fall Fantastic Donkey and Mule Show, Belton TX
     2012 Reserve Champion Miniature Jack - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan/College Station, TX
     2012 NMDA Reserve Champion Miniature Jack - The Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show, Shelbyville, TN

 

Thanks 'Z' for your hard work and the good times we had!

 

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Our farm is located in Leon County, just west of I-45, mid-way between Houston and Dallas and about 45 minutes east of Bryan/College Station (home of the Texas A&M Aggies). As donkey collectors, we have ten  outstanding breeding jacks, a herd of quality brood jennets, delightful yearlings, very sociable weanlings and a captivating nursery.  We breed for conformation, disposition, size and color. 

 

In August, 2002, our collection changed dramatically; actually, we doubled the size of our herd overnight.  James and Geri Peterson sold Small Wonders Ranch and offered us the opportunity to purchase their fantastic little donkeys. Since that time, we have been very busy building barns and loving on donkeys, digging water lines and loving donkeys, hauling hay and yes, loving on donkeys!  Life is great! 

 

We begin imprinting as soon as those little hooves hit the ground, and when they are a few weeks old, our babies  start "donkey" school ........... learning to walk, stop and stand quietly while wearing their new halters.  Of course the best part is sharing donkey hugs at the end of each and every training session!   
 

We are dedicated to the production of quality miniature donkeys for breeding, showing or to enjoy as a special family pet.  When you are in our area of Texas, please stop by; visitors are always welcome!
 

 

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My World's Red Alert - 31" - dark sorrel
   
2008 GCDMA Supreme Champion Sire - Texas State Championship - Conroe, TX
  CSF Major Moneymaker - 31" - black/brown/gray & white spotted - Sold - Going to Colorado!
  Brayers Are Us Tangueray Gin - 31" - brown/black - Sold - Romancing in Tennessee!
** Herd Sire: Green Acres Smokey Star - 30" - dark brown/gray-dun
** Herd Sire: Hickory Hills Zig N. Bock - 28" - gray/white spotted
     2007 Color Class Winner - SDMS Fall Frolic - Corsicana, TX
  Country Music's Kevin Black - 31" - dark brown - Sold - Standing as herdsire in Florida!
     2007 Reserve Model Donkey - SDMS Spring Fling - Corsicana, TX
     2008 End-of-the-Year GCDMA Reserve Champion Miniature Jack
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Country Music's Merle Haggard - 30"- dark brown
    
2002 NMDA Reserve Champion Yearling Jack - The Great Celebration Donkey & Mule Show - Shelbyville, TN
     2008 NMDA Reserve Champion Jack - NMDA National Show - Waco, TX
     2012 1st Place Five and Older Jacks at Halter - Texas Shoot Out - Bryan, TX
  Franz' Romeo - 30" - gray - Sold - Romancing in Spain!
  Itsy Bitsy Stars and Stripes - 30" - red - Sold - Standing as herdsire in Nebraska!
** Herd Sire: LN Stuart Little - 29" - black

 
Hickory Hills Jus Smokin - 31" - black - Sold - Standing as herdsire in Arizona!
    
2008 Reserve Model Jack - Fort Worth Livestock Show - Fort Worth, TX


 
Hickory Hills Rusty Nail - 31" - red - Sold - Standing as herdsire in Tennessee!
    
2008 Jr. Grand Champion - ADMS National Show - Conroe, TX
     2008 Reserve Jr. Champion - Texas State Fair - Dallas, TX
     2008 End-of-the-Year GCDMA Reserve Jr. Champion
     2009 NMDA Reserve Jr. Champion - Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show - Shelbyville, TN
     2009 Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, OK

 
Hickory Hills McCormick Gin - 31" - black/brown/white spotted - Sold - Romancing in Georgia!
    
2010 Color Class Winner - Ozark Empire Donkey Show, Springfield, MO
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Small Pleasure's Zydeco - 31" - sorrel
    
2010 Ozark Empire Champion Jack - Ozark Empire Donkey Show, Springfield, MO
     2010 Reserve Model Donkey - Ozark Empire Donkey Show, Springfield, MO

     2010 Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, OK
     2011 Grand Champion Jack - San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, TX
     2011 Best of Breed - San Antonio Livestock Show, San Antonio, TX
     2011 Model Miniature Donkey - SDMS Kick Up Your Hooves Show, Lufkin, TX
     2011 Reserve Champion Miniature Donkey - Ft Smith Donkey and Mule Show, Ft Smith, AR
     2011 Model Miniature Donkey - SDMS Fall Fantastic Donkey and Mule Show, Belton TX
     2012 Reserve Champion Miniature Jack - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan/College Station, TX
     2012 NMDA Reserve Champion Miniature Jack - Great Celebration Donkey & Mule Show, Shelbyville, TN
  Sunset Acres Russian Czar - 31" - black / no cross / NLP - Sold - Standing as herdsire in Colorado!
  Cedar Oaks Geronimo - 28" - brown - Sold - Romancing in Australia!
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Hickory Hills Dow Jones - 31" - red
     2011 1st Place Jack Foal at Halter - NMDA National Show, Waco, TX
     2011 NMDA Reserve Jr. Champion - The Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show - Shelbyville, TN
     2011 Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Oklahoma State Fair, Oklahoma City, OK
     2011 Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Ft Smith Mule and Dokey Show, Ft Smith, AR
     2012 NMDA Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - River Valley Mule and Donkey Show, Clarksville, AR
     2012 Grand Champion Miniature Jack - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan/College Station, TX
     2012 NMDA Junior Champion - The Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show, Shelbyville, TN
     2012 NMDA Reserve Champion Jack - Texas State Fair Donkey and Mule Show, Dallas, TX
     2013 Reserve Champion Miniature Donkey - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,Houston, TX
     2013 Reserve Champion Miniature Donkey - River Valley Donkey and Mule Show - Shawnee, OK
     2013 ASSpiring to Greatness Champion Jack - GCDMA, Bryan, TX
     2014 Grand Champion Miniature Jack - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
     2014 NMDA Grand Champion Jack - The Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show, Shelbyville, TN
     2014 NMDA Best of Breed - The Great Celebration Donkey and Mule Show, Shelbyville, TN
     2014 ADMS Grand Champion Jack - Texas Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 ADMS Grand Champion Miniature Donkey - Texas Championship Show, Bryan TX
     2014 NMDA Grand Champion Jack - Texas Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 NMDA Best of Breed - Texas Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 NMDA Reserve Champion Jack - Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX
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Hickory Hills Wall Street - 31" - red
    
2014 1st Place Miniature Yearlings at Halter - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
     2014 1st Place NMDA Yearling Jack at Halter - NMDA National Show, Hutchinson, KS
     2014 1st Place Yearling Jack at Halter - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan, TX
     2014 Grand Champion Jack at Halter - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan, TX
     2014 Best of Breed Miniature Donkey - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan, TX
     2014 1st Place Yearling Jack at Halter - Texas ADMS Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 1st Place NMDA Yearling Jack at Halter - Texas NMDA Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 1st Place Color (spots and solid) Class - Texas ADMS Championship Show, Bryan, TX
     2014 1st Place NMDA Two and Under Jacks at Halter - Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX
     2014 NMDA Grand Champion Jack - Texas State Fair, Dallas, TX
     2015 1st Place Jacks at Halter - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
     2015 Model Miniature Donkey - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
     2015 1st Place Two Year Old Jacks at Halter - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan, TX
     2015 Reserve Champion Jack at Halter - Texas Shoot Out, Bryan, Texas
     2015 1st Place NMDA Two Year Old Jacks at Halter - The Great Celebration, Shelbyville, TN
     2015 NMDA Junior Champion Miniature Donkey at Halter - The Great Celebration, Shelbyville, TN
     2015 1st Place NMDA Two Year Old Jacks at Halter - Texas NMDA Championship Show, Buffalo TX
     2015 NMDA Junior Champion Miniature Donkey at Halter - Texas NMDA Championship Show, Buffalo, TX
     2016 1st Place Jacks at Halter - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX
     2016 Model Miniature Donkey - Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, TX

 


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Our "Home Page was getting so large that some folks with dial-up internet service were having trouble downloading the pictures, so I have moved the older stories/pictures to a separate page.  Just click here on Dazee, the donkey, and you will go to our second page, or you can go directly to the bottom of this page and click our For Sale Page or one of our other pages!  We hope you enjoy visiting our website as much as we enjoy putting it together; as you can surely tell, we love sharing pictures of our wonderful little creatures with the long ears!


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We are proud to be members of the following donkey organizations:

NMDA - The National Miniature Donkey Association
www.nmdaasset.com  

ADMS - The American Donkey and Mule Society
www.lovelongears.com 

ACOSA - American Council of Spotted Asses
www.spottedass.com 

GCDMA - Gulf Coast Donkey and Mule Association
www.gcdma.org

SDMS - Southwestern Donkey and Mule Society
www.southwesterndonkeymulesociety.com

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I always have my camera in my pocket when we are out in the pasture ........... enjoy!  Life is great!

 



Raisin isn't so sure about his new friend!
 

Pissy works the night shift guarding the hay!

Pile of little donks soaking up some sun!

Louie helping with the wash!

Hello Kitty!
 


Two pretty girls!


 



Sitting pretty!

 

 



J.R. Tusi posing!

Louie doing what he does best!

 


Charlotte!

 

 

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