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Elephants, Zebras and READING IS MAGIC, Oh My

Magic Horses Poem

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MAGIC

RAINBOW

SUNDANCE

ANGEL

   Introducing   CHAPS

MUSIC

CIRCUS

SPARKLE

FLAME

ECLIPSE

STARLIGHT

MILKY WAY

WHISTLE

FEATHER

SCOOTER

HOLLYWOOD

MOONBEAM

STARDUST

DREAMER

FIREFLY

RAIN DANCE

STORMY

PRINCESS

LACE

BLAZING STAR

SPLASH

CANDY

SUMMER

MELODY

SHADOW

HOPE

ROCKET

SILVER

MAGIC MAN'S ON DEMAND

Contact Us

Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible. Help bring books to life for children.

Gentle Carousel Inc.

P.O. Box 1672

High Springs, FL  32655

Phone: 352-226-9009

ReadingIsMagic1@gmail.com

    Magic selected Most Heroic Pet In America. See her in AARP the Magazine.

Gentle Carousel in Woman's World magazine.

Gentle Carousel was selected a charity partner in Disney's 2010 volunteer program "Give a Day. Get a Day."

 

    What an honor and thrill to have Gentle Carousel's Sundance as a riveting character in JASON AND ELIHU.-Shelley Fraser Mickle

"Your Reading Is Magic program and volunteers are heroes every time they walk into a school or library.  Using little miniature horses to inspire young children to read is most creative.  Congratulations on your wonderful charity, spirit and service to your community."

- Bill Bennett " Former Secretary of Education William J. Bennett

 

"Reading Is Magic!

Every child you inspire to read is a life forever changed. Thank you for that and for bringing books to life...

...Reading is magic. It can take you from outer space to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Either way, the journey is magical.

 ...Wow.  Love those little horses... Great job you're doing.  I'm proud of you." 

-Homer Hickam

  "To Magic and Gentle Carousel,  Thank you for all of your work.  Helping children read is the greatest magic of all,,,"

- James Gurney,

Best-selling author and illustrator of the Dinotopia book series.  Thank you for the original artwork you created for Reading Is Magic.

 

Canine movie star Benji working with Magic.

"What they are doing is just so incredible.  They are making a difference. These people are the real deal.  They are down there in the trenches doing it."

 -Joe Camp

  Film writer, producer, director, bestselling author and man behind canine superstar Benji.

"What 'Reading Is Magic' does for kids by going into schools and igniting excitement for reading a story is beyond compare.  Keep the hoofbeats going."

Carl Joseph, Author of SOME CALLED ME

"Magic and Gentle Carousel,

  Inspiring children to read is magical.You are making a difference!"

 Chris Soentpiet - Acclaimed children's book author and illustrator

Presenting a library with one of the signed posters donated by Christ Soentpiet to Reading Is Magic.

Reading Is Magic on television.

"...Thank you for all the work you do.

...Reading is Magic!"

- Linda Sue Park, Newbery Award winner

  

Author Jessica Burkhart and Magic.

Gentle Carousel,

...Always follow your dreams.  Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.  Stay positive and stay strong.  You have the ability to make amazing things happen!" Love, Jessica Burkhart 

Author of the Canterwood Crest book series

"Keep up the wonderful work you do...   

Best, Jon " Jon Provost - Appeared as Timmy Martin on Lassie

Magic appearing on The Ilene Silverman Show.

 

"To Gentle Carousel's Reading Is Magic,

You are making magic everyday with each child you help..."

- Dianne Ochiltree

Magic with four-time Olympian and ten-time US Female Equestrian Athlete of the Year, Karen O'Connor.

Life in the Galloping Lane, O'Connor

 

Magic with  David O'Connor, president of the United States Equestrian Federation, Olympic gold medalist and Pan American Games and World Equestrian Games medalist.

"To Magic and Gentle Carousel-

 You have a wonderful program. Thank you for bringing joy to children... Keep reading! It is magic!"

-Anna Grossnickle Hines, author and illustrator of over 50 children's books.

 

"Reading Is Magic,

Thank you for helping children learn to read...

- Michael Storrings"

 

Strebors Laced In Silver Fame

2007 AMHA/AMHR  Silver Bay Tobiano

Parentage Qualified.

Lab Tested: Positive for Agouti, Silver Dilution, and Homozygous for Black (LWO negative)

 

Sylvie is the daughter of :

 

Taylor Made Pistol Bang

 

 

Grand and/or Supreme in 13 of 14 AMHA & AMHR shows


Eastern Regional Grand Champion Stallion (28-30")


AMHA National Top Ten Stallion (placed 3rd)

 

 

Taylor is the Grandson of :

  Boones Little Buckeroo

   
 
  AMHR National Grand Champion Senior Stallion twice and AMHA National Grand Champion Senior Stallion in 1983. Buckeroo won AMHA National Grand Champion
  Get of Sire three consecutive years from 1992 to 1994 and winner of the Vern Brewer Memorial Award offered in 1992 and 1993.
 

     

Without a doubt, Buckeroo is the most well-known miniature stallion in the world today. He holds the unequaled record of winning three National Grand Champion Senior Stallion Titles. 


Buckeroo get and grand-get have won  National Grands, Reserve National Grands, National Champions and Top Ten Awards in Halter and Performance over the years in AMHA and AMHR Nationals!

In TEN consecutive years, SEVEN Buckeroo sons and grandsons won the AMHA NATIONAL GRAND CHAMPION SENIOR STALLION TITLE!

Lace's Pedigree

Sire

Taylor Made Pistol Bang

1991 28.5" Non-Fading Jet Black  with star


Lab Tested: Homozygous for Black  


Grand and/or Supreme in 13 of 14 AMHA & AMHR shows


Eastern Regional Grand Champion Stallion (28-30")


AMHA National Top Ten Stallion (placed 3rd)


Shown Exclusively by Ten-L Training Center

 

Sire

LITTLE KINGS BULLET  BUCKAROO

1992 29" Solid Sorrel

Sire

 BOONES LITTLE BUCKAROO

1978 30.50" Buckskin

Sire

 

 

POPLAR LANES SAMSON

1970 31" Solid Sorrel

Dam

   

JOHNSONS VANILLA

1975 34" Solid Palomino

Dam

 

LITTLE KINGS MALADY BUCKAROO

1985 33.5" Solid Sorrel

 
 

 BOONES LITTLE BUCKAROO

1978 30.50" Buckskin

KOMOKOS LADY LACE

1978 30" Buckskin

TODWILS FREE SPIRIT

1994 31" Solid Roank

Sire

 

WRIGHTS SIR LANCELOT

1986 30.5" Solid White

Sire

KOMOKOS GOLDEN BOY

1979 29.5" Dapple Chestnut

Dam

FOWLERS SNOWFLAKE

1983 35.25" Solid White

Granddaughhter of:

BOND SIR GALAHAD

Dam

KIDWELLS BLACK VELVET

1983 32" Solid Black

Sire

KIDWELLS BAY MAGIC

1975 34" Solid Black

Dam

KIDWELLS RUBY JENNETTE

1977 34" Solid Sorrel

Dam

MILLERS FRAMED BY FAME

1997 33" Chestnut Pinto

Sire

 ALOHA ASHLY ACRES KALEIDOSCOPE

 
1998 30.75" Black Roan and White  

Sire of:

Millers Sample This Funny Face

Sire

1993 31.5" Black Pinto
 
Sire

VS FLASH GORDON

1989 29.5" Black Pinto

Grandson of:

DELL TERAS APACH E

and

FLYING W FARMS MASTERPIECE

  Sire of 74 foals including National Grand and Reserve Champions

 

Dam

LITTLE TOMS SUSIE Q
  1987 29.50" Black Pinto

 

1987 33"  Grullo Pinto 
 

 
 

FRANS LITTLE BOY BLUE

1980 29.50"  Solid Chestnut

 

  

 

 

 

SAMPLES RED CRESCENT ELVIRA

37.75"

 

Dam

MILLER'S PRIDE'S CRYSTALIZE

 1976 33.5" Solid Sorrel

 

Sire

Lou Voegeli Sr

STILL R NICKS PRIDE

1992 30.5" Chestnut Pinto

 

LIL PONDEROSA NICK NAC

1978 31.50" Solid Chestnut

Sire of:

LUCKY FOUR PALEFACE

 

STILL R CARAMEL CANDY

1989 32.50" Solid Chestnut

Dam

MILLER'S GABRIELLE

 33.50 "

 

CEDAR BROOKS MYSTIC BAY

1983 30" Solid Black

 
 

CEDAR BROOKS COUNTRY GIRL

1985 35.50" Solid Sorrel

Daughter of:

BOND RINGMASTER

 

 

Gentle Carousel's READING IS MAGIC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity.

Your donations are tax deductible.

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man." ~Winston Churchill