Championsip RibbonsThe giant, Spanish moss-coverd trees lining the approach to Live Oak Arabians impart a sense of permanence and stability, for this place has been here a very long time. The trees are live oaks, and they are nearly a century old. Some of the trees here are five centuries old. This is Louisiana, land of languor, romance and legend. Golden sunlight dapples the shadows cast by the ancient trees, frogs in the old bayou behind the plantation peep, horses nicker softly, and the ceaseless, monotonous whir of cicadas fills the heavy, fragrant air. This old plantation has seen more than it's share of history, but these days, it is Live Oak's Arabians Half-Arabians and National Show Horses who are making the history.

Steeped in tradition, the property known as Cedar Lodge Plantation, on which Live Oak Arabians is located, has been in Phil C. Witter's family for four generations. Just as Phil represents the forth generation of his family here, many of the horses represent the second, third or forth generation bred and raised at Live Oak Each is a star in his or her own right.

The Live Oak herd is heavily Bask-bred, with sons, daughters and grand get in starring roles. Live Oak's Arabian stallions include: *Galbor (Nabor x Galopada), *Werbor (Nabor x *Antwerpia), The Maestro (*Bask x Miroluba, by Faher), Winnchester (Galbor x Carmina NA, by *Elkin), Krewe (Hucklebery Bey x Masquerade, by *Bask), Meistermind (Huckleberry Bey x Bask Memory, by *Bask), and Musik Man (Huckleberry Bey x Country Music, by *Bask). Note that all three Huckleberry Bey Sons are out of *Bask daughters. The *Bask son Toi Soldier (x Toi, by Troy) was added in 1992 to help further the farm's Half-Arabian and National Show Horse program. Unshown due to an injury, this wonderful stallion's many national champion offspring have proven his worth as a sire. Some of his national champions include Toi Primero, Toi Celebrity, Peaches-N-Cream, Love Toi and Martinique LOA.

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