DOWN UNDER COLOUR
IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED BROODMARE
          OBSESED WITH POISON
FONDLY REMEMBERED AS OUR JUNEY (Jitterbug June)
SADLY TAKEN FROM US IN NOVEMBER OF 2009 FROM POTOMAC FEVER
JUNE WAS OUR # 1 BROODMARE AND SPENT 95% OF HER TIME OUT IN 1 OF OUR PASTURES AND WE ARE
BAFFLED AT
WHAT SHE INGESTED AND HOW AS OUR HORSES HAVE NO ACCESS TO ANY LAKES OR PONDS.
MARCH 2005 - NOVEMBER 2009
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON POTOMAC FEVER
JUNEY YOU LEFT US WITH A BEAUTIFUL FILLY WITH YOUR HEART ON HER HIP
And every time I look at her I think of you.  She will take your place as our #1broodmare and will be with us forever.
                                            AS WILL YOUR MEMORY.xx
R. I .P  
MY SWEET AND SOUR FILLY
I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER
http://horsesdaily.com/news/more/2002/08-12-phf.html
http://www.addl.purdue.edu/newsletters/2007/Winter/PTH.htm
GENIE SAYING GOODBYE TO HER MUMMY
Marble Bar is a mining town and as it is named, Mines Marble for counter tops etc, it also holds the record for the hottest place
Country to compete, as the purse is in the thousands.  People come from all over Australia to watch this unique race called the
Marble Bar Cup and of course for the party after the race The Marble Bar Ball.   Once a year the population booms and for once
there are more people in this small bush town than there are Kangaroos.

Stardance's history is very blurred as in the bush we choose a good horse by what it can do, not what the bloodline is.  The
various rumours i have heard was that Stars Dam was a Thoroughbred Mare from the largest station (ranch) in the area called
Coruna Downs Station.  This mare has won the Marble Bar Cup many times and i have also been told from the previous owners
(Bosna Lodge) she also won the Port Hedland Cup.
Anyway the story has it that this Mare (Star's Dam) while in season (heat) got out and was bred by a Wild Australian Paint
Brumby that roams the Pilbara Desert of Western Australia adding  many Broodmares to his herd.  Stars dam was found
running with the wild Brumbies and was brought back to Corruna Downs Station where Star was born.

Stardance was one exceptional Mare, no matter what i asked her to do, she did it.  She LOVED to Jump,Barrel and play Games
and she  was such fun to ride ( she was hot hot hot).
I purchased Star from  Alida Watson at Bosna Lodge Equestrian Centre in Port Hedland Western Australia in 1996.  When you
grow up in the Bush of Australia there are no horse shows to compete in, other than what the local people put together, (and i
have many ribbons) so she has no show record.  And, i was a mother of 2 young children so Star was really only a paddock
ornament that i rode once a week if i was lucky.

Stardance and Miss X  started their EPIC  journey from Australia to America in  2000.  From Port Hedland Western Australia
they were trucked to Perth and then to Sydney Australia where they boarded an airplane and was flown by IRT (International
Racehorse Transport) to Los Angeles America then trucked to Kentucky and then their final destination to Erie Pennsylvania.

We moved to Melbourne Florida in 2004 and this is where Star now lies.  Star had been struggling with cancer her whole life in
1995 the vets only gave her  a few years, she gave me at least 18 happy years :)  And she told me when it was time.  
IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED
       
STARDANCE ( Star )
          Registered Pinto # 104591
1990 Black and  White Australian Thoroughbred Mare
SIRE : Unknown       DAM: Unknown