SHADES OF BLUE RANCH presents Toyland EL RIO REY, FMHA #552, a 33” black stallion owned by Gary and Carol Swinford of IL. El Rio Rey, son of Grosshill’s El Rey (FMHA # 354) and grandson of La Ruina that was imported from the Falabella Farms in Argentina, was purchased in 1997 at an auction!
“Buddy” has won numerous trophies and ribbons in Halter, Obstacle and Driving classes, as you will see in the following pictures. He has also represented the miniature horse in the Parade of Breeds at the Midwest Horse Fair on Madison, Wisconsin, for FOUR years in a row!
He was featured in the Canadian Horse Journal in 2004, The Fala- bella Breeders Digest, 2005, was the Cover Page for Heart of American Miniature Equine in 2003 and 2005; the AMHR Journal in 2006, and the AMHR Membership Directory in 2007.
He has visited assisted living facilities and schools in local towns. He is loved by children, the elderly and most of all, by his owners! http://falabellainternational.com/newsletter/june2011_full.pdf