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Cressant Hill Arabians ~ Letta Smith  138 Ponderosa Dr.  Truxton, MO 63381 USA

636-597-4023  ~  letta@cressanthill.com 

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About Us & References

About Us & References

About Us & Our Farm

About Us & Our Farm

Established in 1991

   FARM OFFICE HOURS:  Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm CST

VISITORS & TOURS:  By Appointment Only

Cressant Hill Arabians is a private farm - visitors are welcome, but please call first.

We will be more than happy to schedule you an appointment.

 

About Us & Our Farm...written by Letta Smith

Cressant Hill Arabians was established in June 1991 following a childhood dream I had as a young girl; and named as a tribute to the very first foal I raised, Morning Cressant. As a lover of all equine breeds; the Arabian breed was chosen after reminiscing memories of a favorite school library magazine photograph of a beautiful faced dark dreamy eyed snow white alabaster grey Arabian stallion, *Farazdac! Whom I discovered later in life was a Straight Egyptian Arabian. One may say coincidence, but I feel it was fate! At a tender young age, and shortly after marriage; with my husband Jerry’s love of history and horses combined with my dreams of raising the most beautiful foals, we started a life's passion. Here at Cressant Hill Arabians we are 100% committed to the preservation of the beautiful Straight Egyptian Arabian horse and their bloodlines!

 

     Settled on a private 20 acre farm among the rolling hills of Mid Missouri; the farm is conveniently located one hour west of the St. Louis International Airport, and near Interstate 70 and Highway 40/61. We have a lovely set up with a large ten stalled barn, tack room, indoor riding arena, outdoor riding arena, round pen and several large pastures and paddocks for turnout to allow the horses plenty of space to run and play.

 

     Cressant Hill Arabians is a leading source for Straight Egyptian Arabian horses with bloodlines sought after in the United States and beyond! Offering some of the finest Straight Egyptian Arabian horses for purchase with champion pedigrees in multiple disciplines; to prove our horses are athletic as well as beautiful.

 

     Incredibly, our first purchase was the lovely bay Straight Egyptian Arabian mare, Eskada Yasmine (Moniet El Sharaf x Toofah). Sired by the syndicated million dollar stallion, Moniet El Sharaf, so known well for producing rich dark colors, large size, good bone and performance oriented foals with loads of pretty. The purchase of several other high quality breeding horses soon followed; creating a solid foundation of Champion bloodlines for our farm; that carries on even to today!

 

      Our goals are to consistently produce the best Straight Egyptian Arabian horses with the friendly Bedouin tent personality and disposition, safe for families and children, that these horses have been known and admired for over hundreds of years. The Straight Egyptian Arabian is the oldest breed of horse in the world; and in our opinion the finest and most beautiful horse one will ever lay eyes on! These horses are admired for their refined classic beauty and consistent qualities, making them capable of both halter & performance. With people loving personalities they combine a rich historic legacy, with the ability & temperament to excel in all types of disciplines: Sport Horse, English, Western, Dressage, Endurance, Reining, Working Cow Horse, Racing, Hunter/Jumper; as well as Halter and beloved family companion! Proving the beliefs at Cressant Hill Arabians; that "High quality is always better than quantity”, and that one should always buy the best mare one can afford, breed her to a Champion stallion, to produce the best foals to carry on their future and to our younger generations. This belief reflects our desire to breed the best Straight Egyptian Arabian horses possible.

 

     We are a hands on farm; meaning we do 100% of the work ourselves, by choice. Enjoying every moment spent with the horses, our children and the friends they have brought into our lives along the way! Together we attend & participate in several horse fairs and shows of all levels across the United States. Whether it be US Nationals, the Egyptian Event, Class A or fun shows; or even Hunter/Jumper events, as we support one another!

 

     Our farm is active in the promotion of the Arabian breed, through hosting tours, occasional open houses and an event in May known as, Egyptian Day, a day dedicated to the Egyptian Arabian horse! We have volunteered and served countless hours over the years in Missouri Arabian clubs serving in positions such as club President, Secretary, High Point Chair, Show Chair, Futurity Chair and Newsletter Editor. Our knowledge from these experiences brought forth the ideas, creation, need and establishment of the Newcomers Welcome and Walk About Tour programs for the highly recognized organization, The Pyramid Society, creator of the well and internationally attended annual show The Egyptian Event and enjoyed by all in Lexington, Kentucky. We also remain active members of the Arabian Horse Association, as well as dedicated affiliates of the Discovery Farm & Mentor Farms Network. Helping to educate the public about this remarkable breed!

 

     I ask that you read carefully and look close at each photo placed on our website; for these are the dreams and memories we have chosen to create and share as a family! These horses are very special, and we hope each and every one born, lovingly raised and sold will go to special people with special ideas and dreams. Please feel free to contact us with details about your dreams and wishes; and if you do not receive a response within a few days, please give us a call by phone, as on occasion important emails may disappear in the spam filter.

 

     We can assist with all the necessary paperwork for purchases, exportation quarantine quotes, vet pre-purchase exams, registration transfer, insurance and hauling. And offer other great services: pedigree research, evaluations and consultations, mare breeding lease programs and horses for sale.

 

So whatever your interest; fun, family involvement, new friends, riding, showing, business & tax advantages or preserving the rarest bloodlines in the world! Cressant Hill Arabians can help you to be successful at making your dreams become reality.

 

Cressant Hill Arabians has sold Arabians to following countries:

Germany, Saudi Arabia, China, Israel, Kuwait, Taiwan, Egypt, Canada and all over the USA.

Honesty and integrity is our commitment to you!

References

References

The Best Way to Say it…

Special Moments make Happy Memories = Quality Time!

“Just a few of our happy clients”

 

February 2, 2017

Our horses are doing great! Glory and Exotica are doing excellent! I only bred Exotica last year, the rest I didn't! Exotica has a very beautiful colt he was born last year in the summer! Love the beautiful foals I got from them! I love the service I got when I bought Glory and Exotica! Others love my horses they keep asking me if I want to sell them! My answer is no! I love them!
Sarah Friesen, CANADA     

 

August 21, 2014

Good evening Letta, I would like to thank you for  your assistance with the purchase of my new beautiful boy, CSP Johnny Depp. I am simply in love with him. He is the calmest best natured youngster I have seen in a long time. He seems to enjoy his new home so far. Thank you again, it is a pleasure to deal with honest horse people!
Janeta Carr

Jefferson City, MO

 

2010 -Letta Smith is a Godsend to the Arabian horse World! 

She is extremely professional and goes the extra mile to make certain her clients are very satisfied with the sales she handles. Letta is very "connected" and is able to command good prices for quality horses even in this depressed economy. Letta is so good at finding and managing overseas Arabian sales that I have asked her to handle the overseas sales for me even on the horses I did not have listed with her! She makes certain everything is legitimate and that there is no chance for fraud of any kind. Letta has sold four mares for me to Saudi Arabia and several other horses in the states.  I don't know what I would do without her! 

Holly Anderson -Sun Valley Arabians 

Lizella, GA

 

In 2009, Cressant Hill Arabians arranged multiple sales for us and the service has always been outstanding!  Letta arranged everything from finding a suitable buyer all the way through quarantine and shipment of the horse to the new owner, keeping me informed all the way. What a relief to have a knowledgeable person walk me through the sometimes complicated process of shipping horses overseas!  We have also had the pleasure of boarding a horse at their farm on occasion and it's truly a family operation where our horses are treated like their horses. Thank you Cressant Hill Arabians for letting us be a part of your family!!

Mike & Teresa Peace -Masterpeace Arabians

Forsyth, GA

 

Since November 2008, it has been our pleasure to have the opportunity to export a number of horses from Letta Smith of Cressant Hill Arabians through the years. Letta is always very professional, friendly, prompt and she does an overall great job.  Her horses arrive in excellent condition and health.  We always look forward to receiving Letta's horses for export because we know it will be a great experience for everyone  involved - horses and humans alike.  We highly recommend Letta and Cressant Hill Arabians for anyone who is looking for quality Arabian horses!

Dianne Nielsen -EZ 2 Spot Ranch Equine Isolation Facility

Big Foot, TX

 

Since November 2007, I have known and been working with Letta.  I would have to look very long and hard to find another person more honest and dedicated to her customers and their horses best interests.  She is truly an ethical person, which can be difficult to find at times when you deal with horses, sadly.  She is most certainly a God Send, in the industry.  I will not buy or sell a horse without Letta's council.  I am proud to call her a trusted friend. 

Krista Haglund -Obsession Arabians

DeSoto, MO

 

2007 -When I found Cressant Hill Farms, along with Letta and Jerry, I was a novice in the world of Arabian horses.  They took me under their wing, educated me, were patient, and advised me on all of my horse purchases.  In all of the purchase and sale transactions, Letta always had my back.  She also negotiated for hauling, insemination and breeding rights.  At the same time, on many occasions I brought my children out to the farm for my regular visits.  The Smith family and ours became fast friends over the years that we had horses at their farm.  Letta has an encyclopedic knowledge of Egyptian Arabian bloodlines.  She is also a savvy businessperson who knows the ins and out of the horse business.  She also became a great friend.

Terry Crow—Attorney

St. Louis, MO

 

2005 - Letta, I really appreciate your friendly, helpful, engaging approach in all that you do.  The care and concern you showed to my mare while with you was all anyone could ask for and your follow up has been great as well.  Thank you and I look forward to doing more business with you in the future...
Vern Adams,

New River, AZ