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  UPDATE!  MARCH 23, 2018: Calfornia  Cuyuma Endurance ride 1. Fire" had a wonderful day and came in 2nd and BC!"...August 2017: CATFISH MOE AND WMA BURNING FIRE Take first place FEI , best conditiion, high vet score and second place overall at Fire Mountain 2018!  FIRE is bred by  Welcome Arabians!   See our Reference page for more information on this amazing team! Fire  is 2 star FEi and many times winner, BC!


 AUGUST 2018:  Kelly and wma RUTH (many times first place and bc winners) from Colorado:  finshed top ten two days in a row at Buffalo Run endurance ride!  What a good testimony for  Welcome Arabians bred endurance horses!

Browse through these good endurance prospects for sale below to find one for yourself, CONTACT:  ritaandlarrydeleon@gmail.com


MADGIC GIRL: 5 year old daughter of MADJANI,
training for her first endurance ride! 

WMA REXELLA: 15 hand, beautiful 2015 filly by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of IBN BINT HILYURI daughter, for sale. 

wma SILVER BELLE, by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, full sister to Lucian Spataros "SANDMAN" and wma REXELLA!  for sale $3500

WMA FLAMING SWORD: 3 year old gelding, going well under saddle, excellent endurance prospect! for sale.
JUNIA: sold. However, We have two other big mares, former race winners, one by KAOLINO,      in training for endurance, ready for sale soon! contact us email: ritaandlarrydeleon@gmail.com.

WMA NORTH WIND: 2017 colt by *NORPHE (DORMANE) out of Kontiki bred mare. for sale.

wma POET: big 2 year old gelding by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of Monarch ah daughter. This is a top quality endurance prospect, well started under saddle.  For sale! 

WMA ATLANTIC: sound, muscular,  trained and conditioned 2015 gelding  by Sand Tiki Special ,out of imported French mare. High class and top potential!  Flat racing this winter, then available for endurance.  for sale.

MADJIC GIRL: by MADJANI out of JESSYS PRINCESS by Burning Sand! sound, correct, trained, 5 year old top level endurance prospect!

WMA REXELLA:  4 year old mare, Trained, sound, sensible, ready for LDs this winter! top potential endrance prospect!  FOR SALE!
wma SILVER BELLE:   Potential to be a top endurance horse! 2016 Full sister to Rexella and SANDMAN, started under saddle. For Sale           $3500.

FLAMING SWORD: 2016 gelding by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of  IBN BINT HILYURI daughter. (dam of both endurance and race winners, that have been exported). for Sale. 
wma POET: big gray 2016 gelding  by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, out of MONARCH AH daughter, Broke  to ride, trail experience,  Excellent endurance  prospect!  for sale $4500.

NORTH WIND: 2017 colt by NORPHE (DORMANE)  out of  TIKI SAHIBER KU mare. Very correct and bred to be an athlete!  for sale. $2500.

wma RED SAND: coming 4 year old gelding ((2015) by SAND TIKI SPECIAL X MONARCH AH daughter, in training. for sale.

WMA BANDANA: 2018 colt by SAND TIKI SPECIAL out of KONTIKI mare. for sale $2500.

TO CONTACT US: ritaandlarrydeleon@gmail.com

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 40 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 RUTH: has first and second places, many top tens, and BC's for her owner Kelly in Colorado, 2017 and 2018.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 WMA  LOVE DANCER:  Sharon Andrews is delghted to go top ten in her first endurance ride, 2018!

wma ANGEL POWER:  Completed her first ride, 30 miles at Shanghai Trails March 23, 2018, in third place, with excelent vet card!   She is SIRED BY SAND TIKI SPECIAL.  Now has a new owner in OHIO who says "she fits her name perfectly"!

WMA DESERT SAND: winner 2017 in Florida for Roxie Welling, now owned and competing in the middle East, and 2018 competed in the Presidents Cup in Dubai!

wma WHITE  SANDY:  Shanghai trails Endurance ride, March 2018: completed his first LD, 30 miles, in 4th place  and all As on vet card!      Sired by SAND TIKI SPECIAL. Owned by Lucian Spataro, author of THE LONG RIDE.

wma MISS KROSSFIRE: has a new home in california with Karen Donley, winner of the 2016 Tevis Cup!

AMIRAS TRAVELER:  placed 5th, 6th and 4th on first 3 rides 2017-2018!  Foaling in 2019, then back on the trails!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
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 ABLAZE: First ride for a 4 year old gelding, 2017, a completion with nearly all A's on vet card!  Has a new home  in Iowa!

wma FANTASTIC, aka "Mahina", 2018 winner in Florida!  This 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, who has made her a recent winner,and B//c  and is  preparing her for more competition!  Sired by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, out of Monarch ah daughter.

OH SUSANNAH: "PEACH"Anther 50 mile win in the Northwest for new owner in late 2017! Another win for Susan Summers in 2018!

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

WMA TROPICANA: Second ride 5th place out of 65 riders  at the Armadillo October 2017!   FIRST ENDURANCE RIDE, TOP TEN AT HEART OF THE HiLLS,  FEB 2017!  Sired by THE KENTUCKIAN. New owner Sarah plans for more competition in 2018.

WMA RIVERSONG: A first place and a second place in her first  two LDs  in May 2017, then has goone on top top finishes in the 50 milers!  2018 is training now with new owner!                                       

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 SPECIAL ROSE: first LD, top ten out of 42 riders at Old Glory 2017, and  raced on the track 2017, rated in the top ten in USA!   She is sired by SAND TIKI SPECIAL, out of an Monarch ah daughter!  Now owned by Lettie Smeding of Caifornia.

WMA DESERT RAIN: 2017, 2 ride, two fun  completions 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! 

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 inHer new owner is excited to continue barrel racing, pole bending and endurancee with her! California for new owner! 7 rides, 7 completions, one win,  2 Best Conditioned! sired by THE KENTUCKIAN.

WMA BURNING FIRE: 2018 Fire just ran second and B/c in California;  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,(wma Firelight) 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! 2017; 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! Congratulations Dennis and Susan Summers!

wma GLORY BOUND: first ride 2017 at GREENWAY GETAWAY, Florida.  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"!  She moved to California in 2018.

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! 2018 is back on trail winningnagain in the Northwest!! 
wma SANDPIPER: First place 2014: Continued Success at endurance in  THAILAND, Her owner Wooti plans to go to 120K, FEI in the future!

wma SHADRACH: 36 RIDES, 35 COMPLETIONS AND 5 B/C'S  in the midwest!
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 owner Mary JaneGagnier. Qualified for the pan-am endurance competition in the US, continuing success in Oaxaca, Mexico.

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, Mexoco.  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! Nw going on with Kelly addiing more wins, seconds and B/c!
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!