welcome arabians

Above: "Higher Places", oil painting by Rita Faye deLeon


    WELCOME ARABIANS: registered purebred Arabians 


These are not just Arabian horses: they have been bred for several generations for the specific purpose of  endurance, competitive trail riding, pleasure trail riding, and racing.  They are bred for  top  quality in conformation, soundness, disposition and athletic ability.  Welcome Arabian horses are in demand on on all levels: Local, National and  International!

 NEWS  BLAST:  Susan Summers sent us this picture of their great success at the Milwaukee Rail Trail Endurance Ride!! right: Dennis Summers and OH SUSANNA ("PEACH"): FIRST PLACE AND BEST CONDITION on the 80 miler! left of him is Susan Summers on wma STEADFAST ("BONGO") SECOND PLACE AND HIGH VET SCORE on the 80, and the chestnut to the left of her is WMA SEAWALKER ("CHUNKY MONKEY") who took a 5th on the 50 miler with Kendal Ingraham!  Congratulations to all three riders and all three Welcome Arabian bred horses!

 UPDATE NEWSBLAST!! Dennis and PEACH  took 5 firsts and 5 best conditioned throughout this winter and spring, and  a Recent win  June 2016 at the Klikitat 50 miler! November 1st 2015: another 50 miler win for  Sue and "CHUNKY MONKEY" WMA SEAWALKER) and second place right behind her Dennis on "PEACH". They also tied for BEST CONDITION!

ABOVE: CATFISH MOE AND WMA BURNING FIRE! CONGRATULATIONS!  Cat's two Welcome  Arabians mares took first and second, best conditioned and high vet score at the Wild West Pioneer ride, and Burning Fire took  second place at the FEI ride in New Mexico, August 2016! They are sired by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a Wiking daughter. We have 3/4  brothers and sisters for sale, see below:

 Darlene Batson reports that "WMA BALLERINA finished her first 25 mile Endurance ride at Rock Bridge Canyon, Hodges, Alabama. Got all A's from the vet and she ran beautiful! A good minded horse! Thank you for a well bred horse! I could really count on her and we rode as one! Couldn't be more pleased with her!" She is by THE KENTUCKIAN out of a Monarch ah daughter.


           WMA  BURNING FIRE AND CATFISH MOE in New Mexico: AERC/FEI  WIN AND  BEST CONDITIONED April 2016  And now second place/BC FEI  ride in August!

CATFISH MOE  purchased WMA BURNING FIRE and her full sister WMA FIRELIGHT in 2015  from Welcome Arabians, and proceeded to win in Endurance competitions in California. iN April 2016, they added a 50 mile win and Best conditioned for wma BURNING FIRE at  Indian Springs Endurance ride in New Mexico, a combined AERC/FEI competition! Catfish reports that Fires win and Best conditioned  had a 200 point difference over 2nd place! Then on day 2, he " Rode WMA FIRELIGHT in the 30 mile ride, and took third. We breezed through and just took our time over extremely rocky and technical terrain. This was both horses final requirement to be one star qualified. Team USA'S selector panel for the World Equestrian Games in 2018 was there and examined both horses thoroughly and gave great comments before and after the ride! They"ll be keeping a close watch on both girls as we now venture down the FEI Road towards qualifying for the World Equestrian Games!.." Catfish

Reference news 2016:  wma DESERT SAND:  wins in Florida 60 mile Endurance ride with Cody Boyd! He is bred by Welcome Arabians, by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a MONARCH DAUGHTER! We have others closely related to him for sale below:

FUTURE WINNERS! Browse through these good endurance prospects and trail horses below

 for sale at WELCOME ARABIANS RANCH!!  Proven bloodlines, many already trained, reasonable prices!


DESTTINEE: Enjoy a great ride without worrying!  This older mare doesn't buck or spook,  she's gentle and likes attention! Great for an intermediate rider!  $1700 special sale price!

wma FIESTA!  Want a future winner?  Very handsome and correct colt by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of WIKING daughter! Started              under saddle. Ask for more pictures!  $5,000
wma FRANCHETTA:  Three year old filly by THE KENTUCKIAN X MONARCH AH daughter. $6500.

wma SPARKS A FLYING  Three year old gelding by The KENTUCKIAN out of stakes winning daughter of MONARCH AH! Sparks is 3/4 brother to recent winner WMA DESERT SAND!  $3500.

 FANCY FAYE, four year old filly, two endurance rides: a top ten (Heart of the Hills) and a second place (May 28, Old Glory)!  Ready for you to continue, has the soundness and heart  to be a winner! $5,000.

 WMA TITUS:  Trail experience, he's easy to catch, easy to ride, and very sensible!  A good endurance or trail prospect!

wma TROPICANA: 6 year old mare, trained, sound, excellent endurance potential, in foal for 2017 to French stallion NORPHE. Get an endurance mare and a foal in one package! Mare is by THE KENTUCKIAN, $4500
FRANCHETTA: top level Endurance prospect!  TALL, TRAINED, and in beautiful condition!

SPARKS A FLYING: Ready for you!  Already completed an intro endurance ride--He is sound and loves the trails!  $3500  SALE PENDING

 FANCY FAYE:  Correct conformation,good legs and feet.  By THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a Wiking daughter! 3/4 sister to Catfish Moes endurance champion mares! (see top of page for story). FOR SALE:  email us at: ritaandlarrydeleon@gmail.com

WMA TITUS: Three year old gelding by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of pure Polish mare. 

 WESTERNS CHARM: 8 year old mare, easy to ride! Top ten at both 25 miles and fifty mile endurance rides! Pedigree of French (KONG) and MONARCH AH,   $5,000

DONT GET LEFT BEHIND!! " I condition my horse very well, but I still can't win. What can I do?" ----  You don't have to have a great horse to enjoy endurance, but it gives you an edge when you want to win! Welcome Arabians has 30 years experience breeding endurance winners!  A solid proven breeding program is important!

AERC DATA: WELCOME ARABIAN BRED ENDURANCE HORSES, FROM THE 1980'S TO THE PRESENT!  Welcome  Arabians has been breeding winners, best conditioned,  and sound finishers, in the USA as well as Internationally! We have quite possibly bred more successful endurance horses than any one in the USA!

WMA FLORES: first ride, first place! Congratulations Stacy Ellerbe for riding her to her win at OLD GLORY May 29, 2016! Welcome arabians has now sold her and she is being  exported for competition in the Middle East.

WMA FANCY FAYE: May 28, 2016, second place at OLD GLORY ride, and top ten at THE LAST HOORAH two weeks earlier! she is by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a WIKING daughter.  Congratulations to Stacy Ellerbe  riding for Welcome Arabians!o For sale at Welcome Arabians!

WMA DESERT SAND: MARCH 2016 FIRST PLACE in Florida 60 mile Endurance ride with CODY BOYD! Desert Storm is by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a Monarch daughter, typical of many of Welcome Arabians winners! Now being exported to the Middle East for more endurance!

wma BALLERINA> May 2016 successsfully completed first 50 endurance ride in Alabama with owner Darlene Batson  "I could really count on her!"

WESTERNS CHARM; 2016 finished top ten out of 65 riders in the HIGH ROLLER 25 miler, the first endurance ride for her and her rider!  Her second ride was March 2016 at Heart of the HIlls endurance ride, where she again went top ten, this time in the fifty miler! for sale at Welcome Arabians

wma FIRELIGHT: 2016 ran the Indian Springs New Mexico 30 miler and took third over very rocky and technical terrain, earning her first FEI star,  after finishing in the top ten several times in 2015. took first place and Best conditioned in June 2016 at the Wild West Pioneer ride in California for new owner!

WMA BURNING FIRE: First place and best condition 2016 at Indian Springs Endurance, combined AERC and FEI qualifier!  Then ran second place to her sister, and High Vet score at the Wild West  Pioneer ride in California! September 2016 she has ran second in the New Mexico FEI ride!  Congratulations to her owner: Catfish Moe!
WMA STEADFAST: Dennis Summers reports: After several BC awards in 2014, " Steadfast (BONGO)came in second and high vet score in his first 100 miler this year (2015), and recently (fall 2015)   took second place and high vet score in the 80 miler, Milwaukee Rail Trail Endurance Ride. Dec. 2015 has taken first place and  BEST CONDITION in 80 miler Endurance ride in Arizona! 

WMA SEA WALKER (Chunky Monkey) took B/C at his first 50 miler 2015. Susan Summers says he is turning ouT to be "good minded and talented!" He took 5th in the 50 miler Milwaukee Rail Trail ride, fall 2015 with Kendal Ingraham. 2016 won 80 miler, and tied for best condition with Susan Summers.

WMA THE CALL: Placed second in his first LD, July 19th, 2015!  Successfully completed his first 50, fall 2015!  "He is fantastic I love my  boy!" says Jamie Hughes from Oregon.
OH SUSANNA: Endurance champion! Peach has been winning Endurance Races in the Northwest since 2011, after having a very successful racing career!  Recently, fall 2015-winter 2016, she took five first place wins and best conditioned for Dennis Summers!                                                    
wma SANDPIPER: First place 2014: Continued Success at endurance in  THAILAND, Her owner Wooti plans to go to 120K, FEI in the future!

wma NEWEST STYLE: 2014 winner of FEI 80 k  and two FEI  120k rides in Oaxaca, Mexico, best conditioned, for owners Bobby Ortiz and Mary Jane! Qualified for the pan-am endurance competition in the US!

wma LOVES BANNER: 2014 Her first endurance rides, finished two  thirds and a Best Conditioned in New Mexico and Texas, continuing to be successful!

FERNANDEZ: won his first endurance race at PUEBLA. His second win and best condition was a 60km  National  ride near OAXACA, MEXICO

wma OVERBOARD: A consistent winner and best conditioned, dominating his division in the midwest for Julie Jackson 2013-2014. 19 rides, 18 wins!
wma RADIANCE:  "Cinco" : 2011-2014: 8 rides: 6 firsts, and 5  best conditioned awards, one second place: at 50, 75, 80, and  100 miles! A Northwest Champion with Dennis Summers!

 wma ZEBULON : 2009 and 20:10, 2011 National Champion endurance horse of Mexico, winning over many miles of rugged terrain, mostly in Southern Mexico.

 WMA LIGHTFOOT; Another racetrack winner,was successfully  competing in Endurance  in THE CENTRAL REGION. HE was IAHA NATIONAL CHAMPION, AND  completed 3025 miles endurance miles, 90 races, including a 2nd and a third in 100 milers. He has 7 wins and 39 top 5's which included many second places,  many awards, including IAHA National Champion Endurance horse!

WMA  GODSPEED: Sired by THE KENTUCKIAN completed her first 50 mile ride to the complete happiness of her owner near San Antonio Texas!

WMA LA PRINCESSA: Now competing in 50 milers successfully for owners in West Virginia!

WMA CHALLENGE; After racing at Los Alamitos , he competed successfully in endurance for 6 years, completing 1405 miles and 28 rides with several wins and top 5's. He completed 150 miles in   3 days, taking third, third, then a win at the Death Valley ride.

wma RENEGADE:  24 rides, 24 completions, including five 100 milers, and placed 19th in the TEVIS CUP!

wma SAMUEL: Competed for 8 years, Completing 4760 miles and 96 rides!! He had 7 wins, 15 seconds, and nearly all others were in the top 10, receiving many awards--AND he is barely 14 hands tall!

wma RATTLER, "RIO": cover horse for ARABIANS magazine, featuring the Canadian Champion endurance ride in 2008! He completed 1430 miles, 43 races over 9 years. He won 19 of these races, and placed second 11 times, 9 best conditioned awards. He also finished 5th and sixth in FEI 100 milers.
wma La Pluma  competed  successsfully in FEI Interational competition!
WMA HOLY FIRE:  race track winner, then endurance: 20 rides, 19 completions, from Michigan to California!
WMA ALOOF: He competed for 8 years in endurance after winning on the racetrack. 17 rides, 8 in the top ten
WMA CISGO: Competed in 1405 miles, ten rides with 9 completions for his novice rider.
WMA SALVATION: ran successfully on the race track, now ran 8 endurance rides and completed all 8.
WMA DRAGONFLY: Ran ten rides, completed 8, all top 15.
WMA ZACCHAEUS: many times winner and runner up on the flat tracks, he competed endurance for 5 more years and 780 miles.
WMA WMA ELECT: 500 miles in endurance, completing 11 rides, all but one in the top ten.
WMA KOREM: 10 rides, 9 completions, 6 top tens.
WMA KORINA: Ten rides, 9 completions, 6 top tens, TWO BEST CONDITIONS..
WMA CALGARY: 275 miles 5 rides, 4 completed, one 100 miler top 20.
and many more!