2011 News & Event

Tevis Cup Results - October 2011

With great pride and excitement we announce three 2011 Tevis Cup Belesemo bred horses that were starters and finishers in the ride in October. Congratulations to their fantastic owners and riders who got through the toughest 100 mile race in the country. Belesemo Enferno (Zirah Shartan x Belesema Fadtastk ) owned and ridden by Linda Fisher of Colorado, Belesema Tayyara ( Belesemo Magic x Tayyar ) owned and ridden by Sue Basham of Wyoming, CP Scorch ( Belesemo Ibn Trad x CP Sensation) owned by the Chuck Stalley family and ridden by Jennifer Stalley of California. What a wonderful accomplishment. This is Belesema Tayyara's second Tevis Cup completion.

B Tayyara B Enferno CP Scorch

(Belesemo Magic x Tayyara)
Owned/Ridden by Sue Basham
Cheyenne, Wyoming

(Zirah Shartan x Belesema Fadtastk)
Owned/Ridden by Linda Fisher
Longmont, Colorado

(Belesemo Ibn Trad x CP Sensation)
Owned/Ridden by Jennifer Stalley
Auburn, California

Three Starters — Three Finishers — Way to Go!

Dain Robert Johnson
(Dirk x Kimberly)
September 21, 1992

One of the most eventful and exciting happenings at the ranch this year is non-horse related but is still a huge event in our lives.  We are extremely proud of our eldest son Dain Robert Johnson who graduated from high school this spring.  Dain has been an integral part of Belesemo Arabians down through the years both in assisting with the ranch's daily activities as well as helping keep production going.  This young man is without a doubt one of our finest productions. 

In keeping with the spirit of this web site and announcing great happenings, we would like to note that while Dain has been home educated for 12 years he has received the following awards:  Graduated as a Summa Cum Laude Scholar, Recipient of the Bronze and Silver Congressional Awards, Who's Who in  American High School students for 4 years, Governor - Capstone Boy's State, Daughters of the American Revolution Essay winner – Regional &  State winner and 1 of 9 National Finalists,  Idaho State Legislative Day Teen Ambassador, Musicale Honor Piano Awards & Gold Cups (4 years), Northwest Bible Quiz Team Captain.  Dain has been selected as a page in the Idaho State Legislature in the spring of 2012 before heading off to further his education. 

Pictured here is Dain in one of his graduation photos with his two favorite horses.  His personal riding mare for many years, Belesema Velveteen (Belesemo Trad x Velvet Dawn), a full sister to Belesemo Tradition, a 3 time National AERC Champion; and Belesemo Extreme (Belesemo Obsidian x Belesema Exotica), aka “Buddy”,  his favorite young stallion of the future, now residing with Carey Brock in California.  As you can tell, we are very proud of this young man and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.


Dain and horse

Photos by Inprints Photography

Daine Dain Johnson

Brothers Dain and Drue
with their dogs -
sisters Penny and Patches

Belesema Tayyara in water
Bill Gore Photography

We are very pleased to announce the 2011 placings for Sue Basham and her wonderful mare Belesema Tayyara ( Belesemo Magic x Tayyar). This pair participated in rides as prestigious as Tevis, Ft. Meade, Mt Carmel, and Rush Creek Reunion among others.

MRER FW Division - 1st place
AERC FW Division - 9th place
Wyoming Endurance Horse of the Year
2 - Best Condition Awards
1155 miles to date
2 Tevis Cup Completions

We are looking forward to future miles.

Belesema Tayyara

Karls Kreations Photography

Our heartiest congratulations are extended to Lyle Capps and his incredible Belesemo bred horses, Belesemo Legend (Overlook Farwa x Baskulaana) and Belesema Silvress ( Overlook Farwa x Triad Silver Tess) for participating in the 2000 mile cross country XP RIDE. This ride started May 18, 2011 in Missouri and ended in Virginia City, Nevada on July 7, 2011. Alternating back and forth between the horses - each day consisted of 50 or 55 miles ridden throughout the time of the ride. The two horses together covered 1010 miles which garnered them high placing's for the Southeast Region Endurance standings also for the year.

Belesemo Legend ended up 6th in the Southeast Region Middleweight Division and Belesema Silvress ended up 7th in the same division for 2011. Congratulations on this outstanding achievement.

Belesemo Legend

Belesemo Legend


Belesema Silvress
Karl's Creation Photography

Belesema Silvress

Congratulations to Marianne Roger of Tomari Farms, Holland, Texas, on the recent placing of her mare
Belesema Moon Sonnet (BA Fantizon x Belesema Moonsong by Belesemo Trad) at the Region IX show in Texas. In large classes, Sonnet was crowned:

Region IX Reserve Champion Mare - Arabian Sport Horse Mares Open

Region IX Top Five - Arabian Sport Horse Mares - ATH

These placing's were accomplished after weaning her first foal. We look forward to more of her show placing's.

Belesema Moon Sonnet

The road to the "XP Rides"

Our heartiest congratulations to Carey Brock of Delhi,  California, and Belesema Khandy Khiss (Belesemo Ibn Trad x Abra Khadabra by Khemosabi+++) on their journey to conquering the 2012 XP Rides.  Click here to experience the wonder and grandeur of these rides in both video and photo format as captured by Carey and photographer Steve Bradley. Our heartiest thanks to both of them.

Khandy Day One Khandy Day Four Khandy Day Five

Belesemo Epic +++/ (Belesemo Trad x Khezzara) proved his breeding once again at the 2011 Region IX Championships in Texas shown here with his owner/ handler Mona Tobias. Our heartiest congratulations on an exceptional show. Epic was the 2011 Region IX Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallion, ATH - Region IX Top Five Sport Horse Stallions, Open - Region IX Training Level Dressage Champion, Open - Region IX Dressage Training Level Champion, ATR.

This outstanding stallion also tied for first place in the nation in "First Time Sires of National Winners" for 2010. He exemplifies the highest degree of our breeding program. Our congratulations are also extended to the owner of his dam Khezzara, Tina Balderston, who allowed us to lease Khezzara.

B Epic Ribbons





Epic and a kiss

Belesemo Epic Ribbons

Don Stine Photography

Epic Canter



Epic Trot with Ribbons

Epic and Mona

Congratulations to Belesema Replika (Belesemo Farwa x Diamond Dancer) and rider Amanda Washington on achieving her 2000 mile AERC medallion. Our sincere thanks to Amanda for riding Replika to the majority of her mile accumulations. This great pair have proven their partnership on 50 and 100 mile rides. Replika has a phenomenal ride completion record of 41 rides and 41 completions, with 2155 miles to date..

Belesema Replika

B Replika

Steve Bradley Photography

Belesema Replica

Belesemo Arabians
congratulates Sojourn Arabians and Stallion Belesemo Reflkshn (Belesemo Trad x Camarelle by Ga'Zi) on their wonderful showing at the 2011 Eastern Crabbett Arabian Celebration Horse Show in Ohio. Reflkshn was CMK High Point Stallion, High Point Open Stallion, 1st place Sport Horse in Hand Open, and 1st place Native Costume. He was also well received in the stallion presentation. Kudos to Tom and Cindy Lempp on the success of all their horses at the show.

B Reflkshn
B Reflkshn Costume

Belesemo Arabians welcomes Sanskrit (*EL Shaklan x KA Samantha). We are excited to add this legendary stallion to our herd as an out cross for our Belesemo Trad and Belesemo Magic daughters. In addition to a thrilling endurance and show career, Sans has sired numerous offspring winning in both endurance and show ring - sport horse and main ring. We will be welcoming his first offspring for Belesemo Arabians in 2012.

Sanskrit head image Sanskrit Costume

Sanskrit in ring

San Skrit Ring


2011 has had its share of heartaches also
Kathy Ginther
1944 - 2011

Our hearts were heavy this year with the loss of dear friend, Kathy Ginther to lymphoma cancer in May. Kathy was an integral part of Belesemo Arabians down through the years, breeding and / or purchasing horses that carried the Belesemo name. Her friendship was beyond compare and we so miss her enthusiasm and encouraging personality.

Kathy participated in drill team, parading, and trail riding with her Arabian horses. Pictured below is two of her mares, Beleseam Flamaire (Belesemo Trad x Navi-a -Flame) aka "Chip" and daughter, Belesema (RD Arizon x Belesema Flamaire) aka "Charlie". Kathy loved her horses second only to her family and the photos shown below are mother/ daughter photos in every sense of the word.

Kathy Celebration
life 40
Helen play day

Kathy is shown here riding Chip, and her daughter, Maria Kilgro, is shown riding Chip's daughter Charlie as part of the Ada County Sheriff's Posse-ettes Drill Team. Together, mother and daughter rode mother and daughter horses and the next generation is now coming to the forefront. Maria's daughter, Helen, is shown here also riding Chip, the beginning of another generation of horse women. I'm sure Kathy is smiling down from heaven. We will miss Kathy so much.blck bar

Belesemo Tango

We are sorry to report the loss of Belesemo Tango. From trail horse and companion to 50-mile endurance horse and “Hidalgo” movie extra, this extraordinary gelding claimed many devoted admires in all his adventures. Our hearts are broken for his loss.

Belesemo Tango Hildago Movie

B Tango Hildago Movie

Belesemo Tango

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