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Breeders of beautiful Miniature Horses and Ponies
 with Beauty, Action and Conformation!

Quality Breeding  ~  Quality Transport


Larry, Maryann & Brianna Cerullo
5643 SW Minson Rd.
Powell Butte, OR 97753
Phone: 541-410-6222
E-mail: miniv@coinet.com


The Gentlemen of Miniature Ventures




The Gentlemen of Miniature Ventures are gentle, loving, accepting and ready to please.  Each stallion is handled regularly and is trustworthy enough to allow our daughter and other children to enter their paddocks without fear. Not only are our stallions hand-chosen for their nationally-acclaimed bloodlines, conformation, and movement but for their ease of handling and good-natured personalities. These gentlemen pass all these qualities on to their get.



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ElDorado7-02-2.jpg Bristol El Dorado
Kewpie's Klassic Kreation of Arenosa x Kewpie's Silver Reinbow

El Dorado was  partly a birthday gift for Brianna.  We were convinced by an Arenosa breeder and protege of Mrs Audrey Barrett (creator of the Arenosa line), Cheryl DeSpain Wilson that we needed to breed the Arenosa Shetlands.  Larry had been transporting Arenosas for some time,  We brought him home along with a filly and fell in love with the look and the bloodline.  

El Dorado was shown as a yearling and a two year old.  He won many Champions of Champions and Supreme awards as well as placing twice in the AMHR National Top Three junior stallions. He was the first Arenosa shown in the Northwest and his successes spawned an industry here in the top-left corner of the United States.  

El Dorado has been successful in passing on his beauty, temperament, athleticism, and conformation to all his get.  His distinct palomino color is a strong dilute gene and his babies inherit that.  Check out his progeny on our sales page.


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A Classic Touch Poco de Echo
Diablo's Echo of Arenosa x Kewpie's Ariana of Arenosa

Poco came to us from our good friends Mel and Dorothy Broadhead in Auburn, Wyoming.  Poco was already a proven stallion when he came to Miniature Ventures and he was a special friend of Mel's. 

It took some time for  Poco to settle in here but he is at home now and has sired  gorgeous babies, including some who have taken championships at horse shows.

 Poco is 100% Arenosa and  carries a strong pinto gene which he  passes on to his get.  He isn't homozygous but the majority of his babies have been either colored or palomino.  They all are quite the movers and we're delighted with refinement he stamps onto his get. We have several youngsters sired by Poco on our sales page.

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Alamos Locomotion Bay Escapade                                    
Little Kings Locomotion x French Broad Bay Dancer

Thirty-one inch Bay Escapade is a bright bay son of the immortal "Locomotion": multiple grand and supreme champion and son of Buckeroo.  "Eskie", a multiple champion himself, is nearly the image of his sire with big eyes, straight legs, and a remarkable gait.

 We are most proud of his AMHA National Level accomplishments including National Reserve Futurity Driving Champion in 1998 and top ten placing in Country Pleasure Driving and top twenty placing in Gentlemen's Single Pleasure Driving.  Not bad at all considering he was the shortest stallion in every class.  He has done extremely well in halter, reaching the National top ten as well.

 Since he was retired from the show ring, Eskie has gone on to prove himself as a sire.  The majority of his get have "the look" so desired for showing,  His babies all have huge, expressive eyes.  Every foal he has sired has inherited the oh-so-wanted floating trot that helps create driving champions. Check out some of his babies on our sales page.











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Miniv Raiders Denali
Sooner State Raider Light x Alamos Snowmans Blue Ice

This is one of the last Sooner State Raider Light sons born.  In 2012 he is 7 years old and the first horse born here in Powell Butte.  Like so many of the Raider get, Denali is a moving machine.  His conformation is very good and he has his sire's wonderful attitude. 

Denali measures about 33 inches.  Some of his foals have been tiny and others nudging 34 inches so he's a flexible sire (smile)

Several folks have asked us if we were going to show him.  That's something we're considering very seriously.

He's a people stallion and gets along with everyone.  Denali is golden palomino and has produced a number of palomino foals for us...each with his and Raider's movement and attitude.  Denali's dam, our Blue Ice, is perlino and Denali certainly has inherited her dilute gene.  We're proud to offer Denali as one of our herd sires
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Sons of Sooner State Raider Light and Future Miniature Sires.  First foals due from Jeffrey's Pride (Jeffie) in Spring 2009. These young stallions inherited many of their traits from our beloved Raider.  We are hoping to see great things from them. Losing Raider left a huge hole in our breeding program for miniatures.  His sons are like him in many ways.  We have one young stallion, Raider's Image (not pictured) who will be exposed to his first ladies this year. 




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