Cremello Tennessee Walking Horses, Blue Gold, Trigger Jr., Palomino, Buckskin, Midnight Sun, Colorado, Lazy-Y-Arrow Ranch


Blue Gold, cremello stallion, at age 3
Photo by RRW


*BLUE GOLD son, GOLDEN GAMBLER, has frozen semen available!
Link takes you to THE LATEST page- once there, scroll down to read about Gambler!
*BLUE GOLD daughters, ARROWS BLUE SKY and ARROWS STAR of GOLD, are producing beautiful foals for distinguished breeder, Elsie Darrah, of Last Chance Farm! Link takes you to Elsie's site so you can check out her latest foals!
& That's not all- more updates soon!



Blue Gold spent most of his life in south central Colorado's San Luis Valley. He was born in La Jara, Colorado on April 4, 1990. As a yearling, Blue Gold was advertised for sale by his breeder, Karen, in the Tennessee Walking Horse Association of Colorado's newsletter. There were no immediate takers. Let me say that he was advertised at much less of a price than today's double dilutes! However, cremellos and perlinos were, even more so, diamonds in the rough back then than they are today. Two other San Luis Valley residents were checking out this stud colt as a stallion prospect. Laurel and Delene went to see the yearling at Karen's place. After liking what they saw in terms of disposition, gait, conformation, and color, the two thought over the deal to make sure they were ready for the venture. However, when they called, Karen had sold him the week before! After some tracking down, Blue Gold came to Arrow's Walkers in 1991 due to a partnership between two good friends, Laurel and Delene. Laurel's wealth of knowledge regarding color genetics, pedigree, and the breed in general shed light on the possibilities of this cremello Tennessee Walking Horse as a breeding stallion. The fact that his papers showed WGC Midnight Sun 3 times,WC Reyclif Mid-Merry (by WGC Midnight Sun and shown as Hill's Perfection), Calvin Miller’s Sun’s Merry Man, Zephyr's Flash O Gold (son of Allen's Gold Zephyr aka Roy Roger's Trigger, Jr.), WGC Merry Go Boy, WGC Sun's Delight D., and Sun's Hero (full bother to WGC Sun's Delight D.) influenced the decision to purchase him. Blue Gold spent most of his time at the Lazy Y Arrow Ranch in Alamosa. He did spend some time with professional horse trainers Rob and Lila McCartney in the Pike's Peak area. Blue had a respectable showing in the ring as a three year old. He drew attention as the only cremello TWH shown in Colorado that year. Blue then left his show career to stand at stud. Laurel actively promoted him around the country. In addition to producing many offspring for our ranch, he produced for area TWH breeders. Blue Gold’s descendents are in Colorado and all over the country. Two of his daughters are in Kansas, Arrows Blue Sky and Arrows Star of Gold. A son, Golden Gambler, is in Virginia. Last we heard, his son, Arrows Blue Gold was in KY. We think his son, Captain's Creme Color (previously Arrows Blue Sky Traveler), is in MS. He has a daughter and a granddaughter in MT, Arrow's Colorado Gold and Arrow's Prairie Moon. His 2004 grandson, Arrow's Ready to Shine is in NC. If you own a horse with Blue Gold on the papers, we would love to hear from you!

Laurel and Blue Gold have both passed on. We always think of Laurel riding Blue in heaven. We appreciate all of the joy that Blue brought to us over the years. His gentle disposition was expressed to adults and children alike. Blue spent over 10 years at Lazy Y Arrow Ranch. He will be remembered as a kind hearted stallion. We are forever grateful to Laurel. Her hard work and appreciation for Blue Gold and the natural Tennessee Walking Horse helped to lay a strong foundation for our breeding program. May they enjoy their time together!

Compiled by CJW of Lazy Y Arrow Ranch, November 2004

UPDATE, 2005- Captain's Creme Color aka "Traveler" is now at Rise and Shine Walkers in Indiana!

UPDATE, 2007- Blue Golds offspring are making their way around the country- there is another one in
CA, a Golden Gambler son with his first mare in foal in Illinois, and a new baby in Alabama! I will update
the "BLUE NEWS" as soon as time allows. Arrow's Solid Gold- last Blue Gold son, is putting gold on the ground
for Arrow's Walkers.

See Blue Gold's descendants on our site:

Arrows Golden Flash

Double Agouti Palomino
Arrow's True Blue

Double Agouti Perlino
Arrows Dakota Gold

Double Agouti Buckskin
Arrow's Sparky Tones

Buckski, carries agouti

Arrow's Flash O Gold

Palomino, carries agouti

Arrows Solid Gold

Palomino, carries agouti
Arrows Colorado Gold

Buckskin, carries agouti
Arrow's Splash O Creme

Cremello, carries agouti
Arrow's Dakota Dude

Double Agouti Bay
Arrows Diamond Dust

Palomino, may carry agouti
Lazy-Y-Arrow Flaming Gold

Palomino, may carry agouti
Arrows Shining Star

Palomino, may carry agouti
Arrow's Dusty Love

Buckskin, carries agouti
Lazy-Y-Arrow Blazing Star

Palomino, may carry agouti
Arrows Blue Pearl

Smoky Creme
Arrow's Prairie Moon

Perlino, carries agouti
Arrows Colorado Sunshine

Buckskin, may carry agouti
...and many on our young stock page especially!

You can also see...

... 2 of Blue Gold's daughters Arrows Blue Sky, Arrows Star of Gold, and their offspring at Last Chance Farm. Sky is a double agouti cremello and Star is a double agouti buckskin.

...Blue Gold's son, Golden Gambler,

is at Westwood Farms. He already has buckskin, perlino, cremello, and palomino foals on the ground. This stallion is a double agouti buckskin. Thank you to Stephanie Clatterbuck of Westwood Farms for permission to use the photo! Gambler is servicing mares and frozen semen is also available!

... Blue Gold's son, Captain's Creme Color (formerly Arrows Blue Sky Traveler). "Traveler", a perlino, is standing at stud for Rise and Shine Walkers. Congrats on this 2005 addition! This double agouti perlino can produce perlinos, buckskins, cremellos, and palominos!

... Blue has a cremello great-grandson, SAS Dilution Solution, that is producing offspring for Smooth as Silk Walkers in Colorado. His foals have ended up in Utah and Indiana so far. Plus, there are more on the way! Delight's Daughter has produced one foal by Dilute so far. The foal is now in Cortez, Colorado.

Blue's daughter, Diamond Dust, is now in Missouri. Visit her and her proud owner at this link. This palomino mare foaled a beautiful palomino filly by Wizard Jack, our palomino stud!

A press clipping from 1993:

BLUE GOLD'S SIRE- Jetstar's Sunrider aka "Rambo" (a chocolate palomino)
Photo and information courtesy of Karen Johnson, breeder of Blue Gold, Nov 2005. This photo was taken when Rambo was at Karen's house- in the late eighties/early nineties.
Thanks again Karen!

Rambo was his stable name that  his owner called him.  He belonged to a man in Wheatridge.  I was in Denver looking through the horse ads and came across his ad.  He wanted someone to train his stallion in exchange for a year's lease on the stallion.  Rambo hadn't been registered yet, so that was part of the agreement that we took care of the paper work.  We brought him to La Jara and bred him to our three mares producing a cremello (Blue) and two palominos.  He was a very gentle stallion and liked to watch our young children at play across the fence. 
He once chased an elk out of our pasture, I wish I had photos of that!!

Soon after we returned Rambo in January of 1990,  his owner gelded him. 

Jetstar's Sunrider aka Rambo, at age 20, in 2006. He is ready to hit the trail!
Photo courtesy of Annette Huddle- Thank you!


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