Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse News

2007 International

Grand Championship



Cover Story


Debbie and Robert Slaby’s Sizzling S Ranch is located in the spectacular countryside surrounding Borrego Springs, California. Slaby owns and stands the chocolate KMSHA stallion Persuasive Illusion, but she also has ties to Kentucky.

Paris Hilten and Santa Ysabel, Slaby’s two-year-old fillies, are boarded and trained at Sharon and Henry Elam’s Long Horn Valley Farm in Paris, Kentucky. The boutique 60-acre farm stands 12 stallions and houses approximately 40 mares, in addition to offering a variety of horses for sale and training services. The Elam’s and Slaby are looking forward to the fillies’ show debut in 2008.

"Paris and Ysabel are both lovely fillies," said Debbie. "We are looking forward to showing them next year, and are sure they will make a big splash on the show circuit. Watch for them in 2008!"

Slaby purchased the dams of Paris Hilten and Santa Ysabel when they were in-utero from Julie Swanson’s Eagle Bend Ranch in Minnesota. She has raised the fillies from the ground up with the intent of developing their talents to the fullest, which has been entrusted to Henry’s 20 years of training expertise at Long Horn Valley Farm.

The premier stallions at Long Horn Valley include the 2006 KMSHA International Show Park Division Grand Champion Holy Knight, 2006 KMSHA International Show Park Division Reserve Champion Southern Comfort, and show sensations Johnny Walker Black and Eagle’s Cornstalk. Watch for Holy Knight to defend his title at the 2007 International!

Long Horn Valley Farm always has horses for sale and is currently taking new horses to train. For more information contact Henry or Sharon at 859-362-7655.