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News Archives

News Archives

2016 News:


A dream set a goal for a year of hard work, dedication and commitment for the ladies of Cressant Hill Arabians; to do our best - training, condition and riding the best, Alayla, black daughter of US National Reserve Champion, Thee Desperado...proving with hard word we can do anything we set our minds too.  Blessed with success and reward, fulfilling a dream!


O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever.”  Psalm 107:1


5-14-2016 Curious Owl Farm Show Series

The first horse show of the Cressant Hill Arabians show season was a great success! Congratulations to our daughter Larissa Smith for all her hard work competing in the Hunter division with the beautiful black Straight Egyptian Arabian mare, Alayla!


5-21-2016 MO Trail Riders Show Series

Competing and winning ribbons in all three divisions of Halter, English and Western; you did a great job proving the versatility of the Arabian breed!  Way to go ladies!


6-18-2016 Curious Owl Farm Show Series

A wonderful day for the farm, as Larissa & Alayla placed in all of their classes of competition for the day; even bringing home two 2nd Place awards. You are an amazing team!


7-14-2016 Lincoln Co. Performance Show

An exciting night at the county fair promoting the Arabian breed and placing in English, Western and Ranch Horse classes.


7-16-2016 Curious Owl Farm Show Series

Another great day of showing in Hunter classes and again winning lots of pretty ribbons! Congratulations on your first place to our two beautiful girls!


10-22-2016 Curious Owl Farm Show Series

It was a fantastic fall day of showing...winning ribbons in seven of our 8 classes! Great team work Larissa & Alayla!


11-5-2016 Curious Owl Show Series

2016 High Point Reserve Champion

The last show of the season!

Congratulations to our daughter Larissa for a long show season of commitment, responsibility, dedication, hard work and success competing this year!




We are so proud of you both!

Missouri Arabian Horse Association (MAHA)

2016 High Point Champion!

Cressant Hill Arabians is proud to announce the following accomplishments and great team work for Larissa Smith riding& handling the beautiful black Straight Egyptian Arabian mare, Alayla (Thee Desperado x Eskada Yasmine) for the 2016 show season. As a team, Larissa and Alayla competed in Halter, Hunt Seat, Hunter, Ranch Horse and Western Pleasure...proving the Arabian horse can do it all!


· 2016 Curious Owl Show Series Reserve High Point Champion

· 2016 Missouri Arabian Horse Association (MAHA) Division B Novice Rider

High Point Champion

· 2016 Purebred Arabian Mare

High Point Champion

Congratulations to our special ladies!

2017 News:

Pyramid Society High Point Performance Straight Egyptian Arabian Horse

Alayla (Thee Desperado x Eskada Yasmine) 1998 Black SE Arabian Mare

On Friday, June 9, 2017, Cressant Hill Arabians’ beautiful black Straight Egyptian Arabian mare Alayla, was ridden into the main arena of the Egyptian Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky by Larissa Smith, to receive the award for the USA Pyramid Society Performance High Point Straight Egyptian Arabian Horse! We feel deeply blessed and honored that a mare we bred, raised, trained and shown has received such a prestigious award...proving our wonderful Arabian horses are not only beautiful, but athletic too!

Larissa & Letta Smith

2019 In Loving Memory:

We are sad to announce the loss of our beloved foundation broodmare, Eskada Yasmine (Moniet El Sharaf x Toofah). A wonderful mother to eight beautiful foals; three colts and five fillies. All with loads of classic Arabian type, friendly dispositions, straight legs, rich color and terrific athletic movement. Most winning titles in Halter, Most Classic Head, Endurance Racing, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure and Hunter/Jumper classes; at Class A Horse Shows, Open Breed Shows and the prestigious Egyptian Event USA! She was my first teacher of many life lessons, truly a visitors favorite and cherished by all...it is with great heartfelt sadness to let her go after thirty-two years of love and memories. Yasmine now lies resting under her favorite tree in the summer pasture; and will always be remembered!

“Until we meet again my blessing…may you gallop in the lush green fields of heaven!” ~ All My Love, Letta

Congratulations to our lovely ladies!


USA High Point Performance Straight Egyptian Arabian Horse


Points achieved in the following disciplines:

Western Pleasure,

Hunt Seat,

Hunter/Jumper and Halter.

2020 News...the year of the

Covid-19 Pandemic!


In all the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cressant Hill Arabians remained a calm private refuge from every day life. Focus was placed on our faith and finding harmony in all God’s creations. The horses enjoyed the year of relaxed atmosphere and just taking a break from it all. Which is what we all must do from time to time; to heal, to grow, to center our energy and focus on the important things in life that REALLY matter. If an Arabian horse is your calling...please contact Letta for great education and mentoring.

2021 News...the Pandemic continues, but HOPE & FAITH is with us!

Cressant Hill Arabians celebrates our 30 Year Anniversary!

June 2021 marks thirty years of love, dedication and devotion to the Straight Egyptian Arabian horse! With God’s blessing...may we have many more.

~ A “special thank you” to Rural Missouri Magazine for choosing Cressant Hill Arabians as a feature story for 2021; and allowing us the opportunity to share our knowledge about the beautiful Straight Egyptian Arabian horse with you and all of your subscribers!

(Photo to left courtesy of Zach Smith -Field Editor and Photographer.)

Alayla & Letta

2023 News...she’s headed to Texas!


Congratulations to Ralph and Beverly Riley—Four Shamrocks Arabian Farm in Bells, Texas - the proud new owners of Al Hamra Hadiyaa (Ruby)!


All our best wishes, and we can’t wait to see the pretty foals to come!