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2006-2004

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Bridget Perry & Pure White Gold
aka Snowman

We are very proud to share some correspondence received from our customers, clients, and visitors.  We can provide contact information for the people listed below upon request.   We here at Norsire feel that "word of mouth" is the best form of advertisement. Our success can be attributed to the quality horses we produce, and people like the individuals below, that believe in our breeding program.   This makes it all worthwhile.....

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July30th, 2006 
Best Kept Secret in Virginia, Norsire Farm


Dear Bridget,

I wanted to express my gratitude, and let you know what a pleasurable experience I had at your farm.  Your honest and straight forward demeanor made my decision to buy Gold Tycoon an easy one.  I remember when Jill and I walked into your barn, and the first face we saw was Ty's.  I really didn't need to look any further, but I did so to be polite.  Ty looked like he stepped out of a storybook, and was so light on his feet.  Jill looked at me and said "WOW", and you could have picked my jaw up off the floor... 

It was very gracious of you to show us all around your farm.  We both remarked on how happy and content all the horses were.   Needless to say, I couldn't get Ty out of my mind, and had to buy him.  I really appreciate your attention to detail, and the unique relationship you share with all the animals.  I am going to refer to Norsire Farm as the "best kept secret in Virginia."
 

Your farm is beautiful, and you are a very special person.  I look forward to an ongoing relationship, and of course, the foals coming in 2007.

Best Regards,
Bill



October 10th, 2005 

My Recent Purchases From Norsire Farm

Thank you Bridget, it was a joy and a pleasure doing business with you. Your warm but professional demeanor is so refreshing. The two Jockey Club Thoroughbred fillies that I recently purchased from you, speak volumes of your knowledge and expertise in your breeding program. They arrived well-behaved, well-groomed, and in beautiful health. Rose the Buckskin Thoroughbred is such a treasure, she is correct and lovely. Gold Halo, the Palomino Sabino Thoroughbred, is not only correct, but stunning! Thank you so much for entrusting these beauties to me. The Palomino Tobiano Paint mare I also purchased is superb, and will produce alot of very nice quality foals. She also arrived in blooming health and well-groomed.

Bridget, you are an excellent horse woman and equine breeder, and I look forward to doing more business in the near future with you.

Warmest Regards,
Kathleen Sacks



September 29th, 2005 

Update on Red Daffodil

Hi Bridget,

Just letting you know, Daffodil is doing great and I just adore her. She is very curious but spunky too. She loves my two year old. Nugget tries to taste him, but she just sweetly smells him and accepts his pets on the nose. She doesn't even blink an eye at all the noise the children make anymore.

I saw the note on Magical Gold Dust - I guess handfeeding a baby, makes it hard to sell him, uh? I'm sure he's a doll baby.

Lori


July 30th, 2005 
OMG, Trillionair has arrived at his new home!!!!

Hi Bridget, he is here safe and sound, quietly eating hay in the barn at the moment! We love him, he's just gorgeous and in such lovely condition! Thanks so much! Running back out to see him now...will talk to you later. Thanks!!!

Brenda



July 30th, 2005
Gold Card Mare I Adore!

Bridget,
Just thought you might want to see a picture of Annalee, Gold Card's 4-year-old filly by a QH mare. She is coming along VERY nicely and is no longer for sale! (Sure glad we didn't sell her now.) She's been to one horse show so far and did well in intro dressage. Absolutely everyone approached us and wanted to know all about her. Her movement is incredible, and her disposition couldn't be better. This is the baby we had to bottle feed, if you recall. I phoned you a couple of time during that period in a panic. We've been working with a trainer for the past year, and will continue our schooling. I also want to mention that several people from the southern part of Colorado talked to the Dressage judge after Annalee's "debut." They wanted to know who we were because they were interested in buying her. Although we don't really know the judge, we have a mutual friend who gave us this info. But Annalee is not for sale. Her willingness and talent are too good of qualities to let go. She's by far the nicest baby I have ever ridden. BTW, the other grullo gelding we had by Gold Card is doing great. I talk with his owners regularly, and they're very happy with him. Glad you still have Gold Card. Hope he's making lots of other wonderful babies! :-)

Hope all is well with you!
Kym



May 20th, 2005
Kudos to Norsire Farm


Words of praise for Norsire Farms and Bridget. I sent 2 mares (one with foal on side) to Norsire this year to bred to Zilly. First time client. All of the horses came back in better condition than they left, the communication was excellent.. the good and the bad news was always handled in full understandable details and a timely fashion. (typical maiden issues on one mare..) I was very impressed with the knowledge and detail given to the covers, the teasing, the care, the invoicing and the vet work. I think excellence and attention to detail is what comes to mind when I think of Norsire farm.. from the website to the stallions to the care and knowledge level. (mares came home with complete teasing and vet charts chronicling each day and services, easily understandable invoices, and twice a week phone calls on update of progress with almost daily emails on progress) I come from a TB race breeding program in KY and having such detail is helpful to me as I'm so trained to give that to my clients and expect it from all professional breeding sheds.. so often not found in most sporthorse breeding programs. I also was keenly aware of the hands on care Bridget gave.. she was at every vet inspection for each mare, and was at each and every teasing.. supervising her staff, and charting the mare's progress, making decisions for the benefit of the mare instantly and calling to request permission on all changes. Nice to have unfiltered information with the hands on care.. allows for thoroughness and details.. which helps make out of town first time clients rest easier that things are in good hands.
I found the website, the stallions, and the farm off the internet and had no referrals from people that I know that had bred there.. always scary to send money and mares to an unknown internet contact.. but was very pleased with the outcome. I have had similar situations that ended up sour.. so went in skeptical. My biggest lesson learned was that you get what you pay for.. (I've been in the industry long enough to know that.. but for some reason.. still have to learn things the hard way)
Would recommend Norsire Farm and it's stallions to friends and business partners.

Thanks so much,
Kim


May 19th, 2005
Hello From Orion

Hi Aunt Bridget,
Love my half brother, Wonderland. I am schooling flying changes and my mom hopes to show me at 3rd level later this year. In the meantime, we have had a recent lesson with Linda Zang and she likes me. Figure that.

Orion


March 28th, 2005
Gold Halo Future Race Star

Bridget, I just thought you'd like to see this response from my former BOSS at Remington Park. He is now the Asst Racing Secretary at Sam Houston Race Park. He has been on the race track all his life, except for the time he spent getting his education - formal, and degreed. He has known all our babies on the track. We've raced with him at both SamHouston and RemingtonPark. Note that he too is interested in the double registery, and also that he is counting on a racing future for GOLD HALO. Ha.

The girls at Remington Park in my old office in the Racing OFfice have the baby pictures on their computers now also, and they all have OOOd and AAAAAAhd at her as well.

Thanks for keeping us posted.
They are both beauties.
Shirley

MS. SHIRLEY,

LOOKS LIKE A TURF HORSE TO ME! IS "GOLD HALO" DOUBLE REGISTERED? IF SO, IN 2008, SHE CAN WIN THE PSBA DERBY AT REMINGTON, THEN GO ON AND CRUSH 'EM IN THE KENTUCKY OAKS!!!! EARLY DERBY PICK HERE...."BANDINI" - 2ND IN THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH AT GULFSTREAM LAST WEEKEND. TRAINED BY TODD PLETCHER!

LOVE,
TONY & MELANIE



March 28th, 2005
Our New "Girl"

Hi Bridget,
Hope all is well with Goldie. We miss her, but know you will take such good care of her. And our hearts are filling with our new special filly - Daffodil. She is a lovely lovely girl! Everything you said she would be! I now have the most beautiful yearlings in TX!
I can't thank you enough for your professionalism and deep care and concern for your horses. It has been a pleasure!
Can't wait to visit next time we are in Va!

Lori Hudson



January 21st, 2005
Love My Issue Of Gold Mare

Just wanted to say hi! I bought Indiscreet, the palomino mare out of Issue of Gold, a few months back and I absolutely love her! Always wanted a palomino TB and I finally found my dream horse! I love to come on your site and see the pictures of her daddy and all her siblings.

Thanks!

Blair



January 18th, 2005
Princess Sparkles

Hi, Bridget
I wish you had a button for racing under what do they do. Sparkles is doing so well, she loves to eat, and is out most of the time.Hi Bridgit,

Thank you for the update. Sparkles is doing so well, she loves to eat, and is out most of the time. I can't tell you how PLEASED we are with her. Just today I was at the yearling sale, and half of the yearlings don't look as good as she does. We are just thrilled! Can't wait to get the papers. I hope to see a race with all palomino horses in it and a race written just for palominos someday. I think I am going to start the "Exotic Thoroughbred Horseman's Association". Wouldn't that be a hoot!

Tammie


January 15th, 2005
Golden Happiness

Our new golden princess just arrived to Florida and I have to say that she is everything we expected in more. My transaction with you Bridget was flawless, thanks for being such a good horsewoman. I would buy again from Norsire! Start looking to see a Palomino TB at a track near you!

Love,
Tammie



December 13th, 2004
Aussie's "Mom"

Hey Bridget!
Just a note to let you know that Aussie continues to be a one-in-a-million personality. My trainer said he is "WONDERFUL", and I've never heard her say that before (about people or horses!) He won "Best decorated stall" at the Christmas party, and reserve champion in the costume contest! (He was a Christmas Angel :-)! He almost didn't get to compete
-when he took one look at the pony dressed as Santa and said "Later Dudes! I'm outta here!) But, he got over it
-and even though his halo kept slipping the judge was taken with him! He doesn't have a mean bone in his body...and lives to please. I can't wait til I have my own barn, so that I can "customize" one of my own foals! (It would be hard to improve on Aussie, though.
Thanks again for sharing your "Boy" with us. Wendy, Dave,Meagan, Cosmo, and Tucker! P.S. The barn cat has taken to living in his stall, by his grain dish. He takes a bite
-sniffs the cat
-and takes another bite. No mice in that stall!!! Also, the mare in the next stall has a HUGE crush on him! Too bad he's gelded
-eh???
At least if he ever ends up in equine therapy
-we'll know the source of his trauma!


Wendy


November 28th, 2004
Titus

I must say...Titus really stamped those two pals of his this year. I so saw the same markings in many of your foal crop. I really love that liver chestnut of yours. I know she is not a pal, but secretly...I love the chestnut color...then palomino; that is a very close race.

Titus is coming along very well. I do have some problems with him being too social. But, he is still a baby and trying to get everywhere he wants...and will learn he can't go everywhere he wishes. Ahhahahha I really like his personality, he is very sweet just a handful at times. I will be happy when he is 7 or 8! Ahahahha

Holly


November 28th, 2004
Billionair Colt

Hi Bridget,
I bred my mare to Billionair a couple of years ago. I have some pictures of him from this summer. I took him to a local H/J show and entered him in some of the breeding classes. I've been told by quite a few people that I should take him to the bigger shows. I didn't know if you know anyone who I could contact? He is currently 15'3" and growing like a weed. He has a large star connecting stripe and large snip and white under his lower lip, a 3/4 stocking on one hind and a very jagged stocking on the other hind. I am planning on getting some better pictures taken by a professional photographer. If you are interested in seeing them, I'll send then to you. I have started breaking him this fall and he is an absolute sweetheart to work with. He has a huge stride and just seems to float effortlessly across the ground
.

Anne



November 28th, 2004
Ebony Gold Orchid is Gorgeous!

I normally shy away from people who breed “for color” but it’s obvious from what I’ve seen on your web site that you breed for quality and the color is the icing on the nice cake! I was browsing your website (recommendation of a fellow horse breeder I know) and came across your page for this filly. You are right, she’s stunning and breathtaking. Not just her color attracted me; I like her shape, especially how her legs set into her body, her overall balance, etc. You have done very well with the horses I’ve seen on your site and I would like to compliment you on all of them. Thanks for sharing these photos and best of luck with this particularly special little filly!

Marla


August 17th, 2004
Aussie Update

Dear Bridget,
I am writing to let you know just how well Aussie is doing! In May, we traveled to Ohio for the summer to escape the Texas heat. We started out at a small property called Rosetown Stables which we loved. They in turn, introduced us to Fox Meadow Farm in Temperance, MI, where Aussie and I could get the proper traing we both required. We went there June 21st, and met Meg Howard, who is the most positve, dynamic, and talented horse trainer I have yet to meet. (How I have gotten so lucky...first finding Aussie, and then finding Meg is totally beyond me!)
Meg started training Aussie 3 days a week, and by July 18th, I signed him up for his first "B" show. I entered him in 6 Baby Green classes, and was completely bowled over when he took first place in his first class of 25 horses, over fences. After that class he took 3 third places to end the show with 4 ribbons in 6 classes. He definitely loves being a "Hunter". 2 weeks later I entered him in a "C" show, and he came home with 4 more ribbons out of 8 classes. One 2nd, a third, a fifth, and a sixth. I was particularly proud of the 6th, as it was in the hack, and another large class. Meg wasn't able to ride him in that class, so he and his new rider "Audrey" had very little time to get to know one another. I was totally surprised, and very pleased when they came away with the green ribbon.
It was very amusing to stand by the ring and hear the whispers of people about the "registered palomino thoroughbred". Its true
-he stands out
but so far its worked in his favor. He is a lovely guy! Sensible, sweet, with a great work ethic. He's only 5, but he loves what he's doing, and apparently the judges thought he did it well.
So now that I am done bragging about my "boy", I'd just like to say to anyone looking at Bridget's horses. "Yes she can be trusted
-yes she knows of what she speaks." If you are one of the lucky few who get to purchase one of Bridgets horses
-you will have received the gift of a lifetime. Thanks again, Bridget!

Wendy Johnson


August 17th, 2004
Aussie Rocks!

Dear Bridget,
I'm sending a little update on Aussie White Gold
....(and perhaps bragging a bit, too!) I shipped Aussie to Ohio for the summer so that he, my daughter Meagan, and I could escape the Texas heat. We started out at a beautiful small property called Rosetown stables. They, in turn introduced me to Fox Meadow Farm, in Temperance, MI., where I could get the proper training for both Aussie and myself. We went to Fox Meadow on June 21st, and began training with Meg Howard. (The whole Howard family is involved in the business, and are legendary in that part of the country!) Well, Meg turns out to be the most positive, dynamic horsetrainer I have yet to come across. (I don't know what I did to deserve such good fortune...first finding Aussie, and then finding Meg....but hey
-why question it now???)
Anyway, I sent Aussie to Hunter's Run, for his first "B" show, and signed him up for 6 Baby Green classes with Meg riding him. In his first class of 25, over fences, Aussie got the Blue Ribbon!!!! He took 3 more thirds in that competition, and made his "Mama" very proud!!! Its very amusing to be standing by the ring watching him go and overhear the whispers of other people. Mostly, they can't believe he is a registered thoroughbred. (Must have some quarterhorse....NOT!!!) Then they go a bit green, when he walks away with the ribbons. I know I am gloating...but I've endured one to many "experts" tell me that there is no such thing as a Jockey Club registered palomino thoroughbred.
Anyway, at Aussie's 2nd show he came home with a 2nd, 3rd 5th and a 6th. I was particularly proud of the 6th in the hack, which was another class of twenty-something. Meg wasn't able to ride him for me, so she threw on a young talent at the barn, named Audrey, who had very little time to get to know Aussie, so I was quite surprised and pleased to see them get the green ribbon!
Meg has told me on more than one occasion how lucky I got in purchasing Aussie "on my own". He is kind and sensible, especially for being only 5. He has a great work ethic, and loves to please. His lead changes came to him effortlessly, which has been a huge plus. No, I never took a trainer to see Aussie
-I bought him the day that I met him. I followed my heart, while trying to ask all the right questions. Some people think I got lucky....I think it was a "God-thing". (And I thank Him every day.) The moral to my story???? You can trust Bridget
-she doesn't have to tell any stories
-her horses are the proof. If you see one there that you like
go with your heart...you won't regret it.

Wendy Johnson


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