Then And Now . . .


Memories Over The Years

We hope you enjoy our trip down memory lane with these photos
and magazine articles of Belesemo Horses over the past 30 years.

Trad riding across sands

Belesemo Trad is featured here at the 1987 Bruneau Dunes State Park dedication. Read about the Bruneau Park Dedication "Riding Across Sand and Sky" from the Idaho Statesman newspaper.

Kim Komet
Kim Komet Costume

*KIM'S KOMET */(Las Trad x Beauty) - /Half-Arabian Mare
> First foal born to the breeding program in 1972
> Multi-champion halter, western pleasure, english, driving and native costume.

Kim's Komet is the granddam of Belesema Black Lady featured on the current news page for 2015. Shown on the cover of the AERC News, Black Lady is a testimony to the consistency of a 30 year breeding program.

Belesemo Trad pleasure driving

*BELESEMO TRAD *winning pleasure driving at
Salem, Oregon - 1985.


Trad in harness
*Belesemo Trad
* featured on the The Crabbet Influence in
Arabians Today
magazine cover and article. [Click Here]

"Mane attractions draw thousands" - Idaho Statesman article circa April 1987

Expo displays art, 14 breeds of horses, equipment, and jewelry.


Article featured photo of Belesemo Trad in native costume on display in the breed demonstration.


Trad performning a Arabian horse demonstration

Belesemo Star Komet

*BELESEMA STAR KOMET *- (/Belesemo Trad x Kim's Komet by Las Trad) /First 2nd generation Belesemo bred offspring. Many times champion mare and trail horse. Dam of Belesema Star Ebony featured on the cover of AERC Endurance News.


*MOONCZET - */(Silverczet x Desert Moon Shadow by Las Trad) /Champion mare and early Belesemo broodmare. Dam of Belesema Moonsong, Belesema Moonbeam, Belesema Moonlite.


dowager foundation mares

Dirk & Kim Johnson with dowager foundation mares - 1991 photo featured in the Arabian Horse World and article [Click Here]

L. to R. Cedarlane Gay-Gi (Abu Baha x Gigi by *Serafix), Miss Nateza (Abu Farwa x Nateza by *Witez II), Mulaana (Jezaan x Muletta by Muhuli).

Velvet Dawn

*VELVET DAWN - */(Misimma Ibn Shiko x Zi'Kishta) /Foundation mare for Belesemo Arabians. First foals a set of twins Belesemo Prelude and Belesemo Postlude featured in the Arabian Horse World magazine.

Dam and grandam of national AERC champions and Tevis Top Ten finishers. Dam of Belesemo stallions, Belesemo Ibn Trad and Belesemo Obsidian. The most influential mare in the Belesemo breeding program due to her sons.

Dirk and Harem

Arabian Beauties and harem master at Belesemo Arabian Ranch open house - 1989


Double R / Crabbet magazine article featuring the breeding program - "Dreams Do Come True" [Click Here]

Belesemo Trad native costume

Belesemo Trad ridden native costume at Belesemo Arabian Ranch open house - 1989.

Belesemo Trad oil painting

Oil painting of Belesemo Trad by international artist Leslie Hartman displayed at Scottsdale, Malvern and Christie's.

Belesemo Trad oil painting

Oil painting of Belesemo Trad by Eileen Parmentier set against the Owyhee Mountains of Idaho.

Broodmares in the snow

Broodmares in the snow at the ranch with the Snake River Valley vineyards and Owyhee Mountains in the background.

Belesemo Arabians blood lines over the years
Belesemo Arabians Accomplishments over the years

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