Farm News

This year’s Foal Crop – 2023

MDA Ready to Roll – sold

MDA Spirit – inquiries welcomed – see Horses for Sale

MDA Bobby’s Girl – inquiries welcomed – see Horses for Sale

Delle has completed 1000 ACTRA miles this year! With approximately 100 miles being ridden this year – the two mounts were MDA Zetex Wish(El Zedek x Shes Alive) and MDA Delightful Zaharia “Tippy”(MDA Ibn Ramadaa x Scarlet’s Delight)

“Tippy” the proud dam of MDA Spirit

Mike and Wish

Cindy Hyson with Celer – completed a 50 mile ride on Sept 16.  Celer all A’s except for one B, both tired by successful – as neither of them have competed for just about almost a year due to medical problems.  Darryl Hyson was the crew.  A huge congratulations to each of them, and “Darby” stayed home to welcome them back!  some pictures to follow.

For other news about the farm and training program – check out Mandel Arabians and Delle Fairclough Performance Horse Development on FB.  Looking forward to adding more information/pictures to this web site:)


Congratulations!! Cindy Hyson and BumBum aka Darby – have just completed their first AERC Introductory Endurance Ride – 15 miles – their first competition. While it is a first, many hours of dedicated work have been necessary to get this far. Several weeks ago, Celer and Cindy tied for 1st with a BC(Best Conditioned) 50 mile ride

Meanwhile back at the ranch, Surprise has been backed. Robin Ward and Whiskey have started to be a riding couple:)

Cindy and Darby have completed a 15 mile AERC ride and a 25 AERC rides – on the 25 mile ride – Darby was 6th over the line in 21 entries. He scored 49/50 in BC – so pretty darn impressive – as we know in the horses – enjoy each moment one has – so this one is out of a fairy tale:)

Cindy and Darby

Darby’s pedigree – his dam is in foal this year – foal will be for sale.