The glamorous Arabian mare poses for photographers like a famous movie star, accustomed to the adulation that comes with international renown. Her name is S Justadream, but to everyone whose life she has touched, she is far more than just a dream. This chestnut wonder has accumulated an unheard-of ten national halter championships in the United States and Canada, starting with the 1999 Arabian Breeders' Sweepstakes Yearling Filly Championship.
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"S Justadream more than proved her worth in the show ring," explains Sienna Snell, whose family has owned S Justadream since 2004. "She has the best temperament! In the barn, you would never know she is a show horse, but the minute we ask her, she puts on a show. Then, when we ask her, she settles down completely."
From the day she was born, her charisma and exquisite good looks set her apart. With her first show ring appearances, she set the Arabian horse community on its collective ear. Whenever a van bearing S Justadream pulled onto the show grounds, exhibitors knew that a second place ribbon was the best they would do.
At three, S Justadream added three more national championships in halter: one at Youth Nationals with her young owner, and 2001 U.S. and Canadian National Futurity Filly Championships. Through 2002, S Justadream won six more national mare halter championships in the U.S. and Canada.
"She will enjoy an easy retirement in our pastures, going on trail rides, and raising foals," Snell continues. A broodmare at DST Arabians since 2004, S Justadream has produced several halter champion foals, and her grand-get are continuing her winning tradition!
S Justadream's Breyer model was produced from 2009 to 2011.