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: August 2017: CATFISH MOE AND WMA BURNING FIRE(chestnut) finish 23 out of 169 riders in their first attempt at the tough TEVIS CUP 100 miler! FIRE is by the Kentuckian.   See our Reference page for more details!

 Welcome Arabians-bred mares winners! Dennis Summers reports:
"Kendall Ingraham riding wma PASTELLA won the Sunriver 50 miler in Oregon..It looks like shes going to be a trail eating monster like Peach! Last weekend Peach (OH Susanna) came in with the first place horse and won BC at the Selkirk 50. Both tuf little mares!"  
Reference photo above:  Kendall and Pastella.

FUTURE WINNERS! Browse through these good endurance prospects and trail horses for sale  below to find one for yourself!


AMIRAS TRAVELER: big 15-1 hand mare, 12 years old, sound, in training for endurance. $5,000
AMIRAS TRAVELER: comfortable long stride!

wma TROPICANA:   By THE KENTUCKIAN, full sister to recent second place 50 miler WMA GOSPEL TRUTH.  Same sire as winner WMA BURNING FIRE featured above!   $5,000
wma PRAIRIE FIRE: Good sized 2014 gelding by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of MONARCH AH daughter! In training. Top quality endurance prospect!

WMA ABLAZE: 4 year old purebred gelding.  The Kentuckian and Monarch ah bloodlines, a proven combination!  for sale. Ready to compete! for sale. 

wma ABLAZE: Both his sire and dam were race winners!  For sale: $4,000
AMIRAS TRAVELER, bred for endurance. and trail.
Amiras traveler: purebred trail/endurance mare! Has a long stride that covers the miles! for sale.
WMA TROPICANA: 7 year old mare ready to compete! Went top ten in her first LD  at Heart   of the Hills!  sound,  sensible, and an athlete! Excellent recoveries, eats and drinks good on trail! Will go through anything!    FOR SALE!
wma PRARIE FIRE: good sized, correct conformation, 3 year old gelding gelding!                   He is smart, correct, and sound!   for sale

WMA ABLAZE: 15 hands and growing, showing awesome endurance potential!  a true athletic companion!   For Sale $4,000 videos available.

WMA ABLAZE: Trained and condtioned, ready for Long Distance ride!
wma FANTOM: two year old gelding by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of race winning Monarch ah daughter.  In training, $4500
 SONG OF PRAISE: Beautiful 3 year old filly by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, trained, sound, excellent endurance prospect.  for sale.
WESTERNS CHARM, 10 year old mare, two endurance rides, two top tens! Sound, strong, and beautiful!  Monarch/French bloodlines. Good FEI prospect, or youth rider!  $5,000
WMA SONG OF PRAISE:  2014 filly by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of race winning IBN BINT HILYURI 
daughter (wma Solomans Song). 
DONT GET LEFT BEHIND!!   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!
                                           Our Proof below:

AERC DATA: WELCOME ARABIAN BRED ENDURANCE HORSES, FROM THE 1980'S TO THE PRESENT!  Welcome  Arabians has been breeding winners, best conditioned,  FEI winners, 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 THE GOSPEL TRUTH:   2017: "TRUE" has taken second place in her first endurance ride, FORT MEADE,  in Canada,  for Dante Pierre !!         TRUE is a daughter of THE KENTUCKIAN!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
wma Pastella:  July 2017 Kendall Ingraham had her first win at  the oregon Sunriver 50 Miler! Pastella had previously won a 50 mile competititve trail ride, and has successfully completed several other endurance rides.

WMA FANTASTIC: 6 year old mare completed her first two LD's, placing 2nd and third (against 42 riders!)in THE LAST HOORAH and OLD GLORY, May 2017!  Now owned by Don Holt of North Carolina, preparing her for more competition!  Sired by SAND TIKI SPECIAL.

OH SUSANNAH: The winningest mare in the Northwest! "PEACH" : July 2017 finished together with the winner at the Selkirk endurance ride, and took BC!  This is after a very successful track racing career, and competing very successfully in many endurance rides since 2011 for Dennis and Susan summers, including 5 wins and 5 BCs the fall and winter of 2015-16! 

WMA FLORES: first ride, first place! Congratulations Stacy Ellerbe for riding her to her win at OLD GLORY May 29, 2016!


WMA RIVERSONG: A first place and a second place in her first  two LDs for her owner Diane Chambers in May 2017!                                                sired by THE KENTUCKIAN.

WMA FANCY FAYE:  2016, two rides: second place at OLD GLORY ride, and top ten at THE LAST HOORAH! she is by THE KENTUCKIAN, out of a WIKING daughter.   exported to the middle East for more endurance racing!

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 SPECIAL ROSE: first LD, top ten out of 42 riders at Old Glory 2017, and curently racing on the track with three wins and a second!              She is sired by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, out of an Monarch ah daughter!  Now owned by Lettie Smeding of Caifornia.

WMA DESERT RAIN: 2017, 1 ride, one completion in california: ready for the next one! sired by THE KENTUCKIAN!

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! 7 rides, 7 completions, one win,  2 Best Conditioned! sired by THE KENTUCKIAN.

WMA BURNING FIRE: 2017 FIRE earned her second FEI STAR, finished third in tough Northwest 75 miler. First place and best condition 2016 at Indian Springs Endurance, 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! 13 rides, 4 B/C's, 3 firsts 2 seconds many top tens! 2017 completed TEVIS CUP, 23rd place! Sired by THE KENTUCKIAN.
WMA STEADFAST: 16 rides, 14 completions,  4 BEST CONDITION, 12 top ten, a first and 3 second places!

wma GLORY BOUND: first ride 2017 at GREENWAY GETAWAY!  Lisanne says:  "She was perfect!"

wma BALLERINA: Darlene Batson reports that she and Ballerina successfully completed their first two endurance rides    (2016) in Alabama, "Ballerina is my dream horse, a gift from the Lord! Thank you Rita"!

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. Three B/C's and a first!

WMA ROSEMARY SPICE: Three rides, three completions with one first place!

WMA THE CALL: Placed second in his first LD, July 19th, 2015!  Successfully completed his first 50, fall 2015, and still going!  "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!  Fall 2015-winter 2016, she took five first place wins and best conditioned for Dennis Summers! Back on the trail again 2017, she tied for a win at 50 miles!  
wma SANDPIPER: First place 2014: Continued Success at endurance in  THAILAND, Her owner Wooti plans to go to 120K, FEI in the future!

wma PROCLAIM: 28 rides, 28 completions, 2 Best Condition, 22 top tens.

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:   7 rides, 7 completions, 4 B/C's, a first, a seconds, and 2 thirds, for Marilyne in New Mexico!          

WMA ALOOF: 17 rides, 2 B/c's and 7 top tens!

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

WMA OVERBOARD:  consistent winner and Best Conditioned awards 18 RIDES, 10 FIRST PLACES, FEI 1 STAR, 2 STAR, AND THIRD PLACE, dominating his division in the midwest for Julie Jackson!

wma RADIANCE:  "Cinco" : 2011-2014: 8 rides, 6 firsts and 5 best conditioned, one second place: at 50, 75, 80, and  100 miles! A Northwest Champion endurance mare after being a racetrack winner!

 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:  25 rides, 5 top tens, FEI 1 star and 2 star, completed the Biltmore Challenge!

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 RUTH: 10 rides, 9 completions, 9 top tens and a first for Jim in Colorado!
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! Congratulations Sherrie Reimer of Texas!
wma salvation: 29 rides 27 completions, 6 top tens. completed National champion ride.
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 in the Central region.
wma THE CALL: 5 RIDES, 5 COMPLETIONS, one second place, in Oregon.
wma SILVER SWORD: 7 rides, 7 completions  in the midwest , after winning on the racetrack!
wma BURN BAN: 6 rides 6 completions with junior rider.
WMA SHEKINAH: 14 completions 5 top tens and  and one win.
WMA NIGHTBURN" 7 rides, 7 completions and a second place in 2016.
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, and two b/c's.
WMA CISGO: Competed in 1405 miles, ten rides with 9 completions for his novice rider.
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,4 top tens, one 100 miler.
wma THE ROCK: 21 completions 4 top tens.
wma AFTERBURNER: 8 completions, 4 top tens.
and many more!