Ruby Tuesday ~ Camarillo White Horses

Welcome to Ruby Tuesday hosted by Mary at Work of the Poet. Visit her to see more Ruby…

 

Our town is named after Adolfo Camarillo and on Sunday there was a 145th Birthday celebration at Camarillo Ranch House in honor of him. He had this Victorian home built for his family in 1892.  It is now a historical site and open for tours and other functions. Adolfo donated lots of land to the city including the land where the high school was built and named after him. He also was the owner of the famous Camarillo White Horses. The main reason we decided to go to the birthday bash was to see these white horses first hand.

 

It was great see the different personalities of these horses. The one with the man leading him (or the horse leading the man) was very feisty and hard to handle. See the great ruby ribbons on the older horse? She seemed to be the oldest and most docile of the 3 horses they had there.  Here’s the third horse.

I’m including a comment I received from Ynez who happens to be Adolfo Camarillo’s Great granddaughter! …”Hello and thank you for the beautiful tribute you have done on your site to my great-grandfather’s birthday celebration and our horses. Your photos are great of the house, too. I thought you and your followers would like to have the names of the three colts that you have in your photos. Left top – El Rey; left bottom – Gavilan; right top and bottom are of Xamarillo. All 3 are 16-17 months old. We are so happy that the horses bring so much pleasure to so many people. Thank you for your wonderful comments.”
If you would like more information about the Camarillo White Horses, please go to our website at http://www.camarillowhitehorses.org.

 

and here’s one more shot of the feisty one…

I’ll be posting more photos from the birthday celebration on Wednesday and show you what I bought…

Photobucket is holding all my photos that I stored on their site from 2007-2015 hostage replacing them with ugly grey and black boxes and asking for a large ransom to retrieve them. It is a slow process to go through all my posts deleting the ugly boxes.

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23 thoughts on “Ruby Tuesday ~ Camarillo White Horses

  1. Beautiful house and spectacular horses. The latter are so white and soft looking that they could be made from marble. They hardly look real. How very magical. Have you read The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge? These horses could fit right into that story.

    “It was still light, but within the light there were shapes moving that were made of yet brighter light; and the shapes were those of hundreds of galloping white horses with flowing manes and poised curved necks like the necks of the chessmen in the parlour, and bodies whose speed was the speed of light and whose substance seemed no more solid than that of the rainbow; and yet one could see their outline clear-cut against the night-dark background of the trees….They were the sea-horses galloping inland, as Old Parson had told Maria that they did, in that joyful earth-scamper of theirs that ushered in the dawn.”

    Thank you so much for these beautiful pictures.

  2. Those horses are beautiful! What great photos you got of them – the house too. I can imagine that it was amazing to see those horses in person. laurie

  3. You know I printed off some of your pics for my big spiral!!

    that house and another one from 2 years ago (I couldn’t believe it was that long ago)…..I do so love the Victorians.
    but didn’t you have a pic of a blue Victorian with white trim and lots of scrollwork? I couldn’t find it…..

    love those beautiful horses!

  4. Gorgeous horses, aren’t they! They remind me of the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions which I have seen on tour. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend that show!

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  6. Hello and thank you for the beautiful tribute you have done on your site to my great-grandfather’s birthday celebration and our horses. Your photos are great of the house, too. I thought you and your followers would like to have the names of the three colts that you have in your photos. Left top – El Rey; left bottom – Gavilan; right top and bottom are of Xamarillo. All 3 are 16-17 months old. We are so happy that the horses bring so much pleasure to so many people. Thank you for your wonderful comments.
    If you would like more information about the Camarillo White Horses, please go to our website at http://www.camarillowhitehorses.org.

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