The Gift Of Midas

The Gift Of Midas


Matthew ❤️ The Gift Of Midas
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Located in Cave Creek, AZ
Sheza Lonesum Zipper
2011 AQHA/APHA Chestnut Mare, 15.2hh; by QH Fancy Delux x Lonesum Zipper Pine mare
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APHA point earner: 2012 Reserve High Point Champion - Arizona Paint Horse Club Yearling Longe Line and In Hand Trail
APHA point-earning producer: first foal by The Gift of Midas won the Open Yearling Halter, won the Open Longe Line and was top Three in the SSA Longe Line Futurity - 2018 Copper Country Paint O Rama. To view this c**t, please visit
This mare is green broke but has a lot of potential under saddle. She is an excellent mover and built close to perfect. This video was made after not being ridden for a year. She is a pleasure to be around, and breeding sound. Put a baby in her now and ride her all year! Reasonably priced.
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Regretfully offered for sale, trainer bred and owned. This gelding was started slow and right to ensure lifetime of success in the show pen! He's 17.1 at 3 years old and has the temperament of a puppy. He is a barn favorite, everyone loves Miles! This boy is a perfect gentleman for everything and could easily be kept at home and shown by an amateur and family. PM, text, or call for more details. 717-324-2350 LOC Dillsburg PA
Special considerations to a great home, or to stay in my program.
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Greg's first property for sale as a new agent for Home Smart will be our ranch in Prescott Valley, AZ. See more below!
10 rides!
The Gift Of Midas
Hubba Hubba Huntin
Question about TGOM babies... I have a 2 year old (as of March) who is growing, but extremely slowly. His hip is consistently 2-3" above his shoulder. He is going to be a big boy and he's already quite stout, huge hip and beautiful confirmation. Just wondering if TGOM babies are all slow growers or if I just have a different one?
Midas B A Sensation. A true Texas sweet tea drinkin horse.
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Donations for Marley's care can also be made via paypal with [email protected]

Donations can also be put on her account directly to Salem Animal Hospital 1-540-380-4638 under Marley Ervine

Donations can be made to put on her account at The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine through the business office 1-540-231-4621 under my name Jamie Meador Ervine with Marley as the patient Marley Ervine
The Gift of Midas sired some twins!
My Blue Eyed Gift

The Gift Of Midas is a 2005 multiple World & Reserve World Champion Stallion. APHA Superiors in Jr. A full 16.3 hands and loaded with charisma. He is OLWS+.

Felipe is one of the top American Paint Horse Stallions in the country. A proven show horse in his own right and now a World Champion sire. His first son is NSBA Reserve World Champion Lunge Line in 2010 and he has a 2012 filly that won an APHA Word Championship in 2013. He is going to sire true all around horses - he is an APHA Superior HUS and Trail and has APHA 9 (nine) ROM's in various discipl

Operating as usual

MLB announces 2023 Spring Training schedule 02/06/2023

Planning to attend Spring Training in Arizona? Our lake house in Gilbert available from March 4 onward.

It’s a 4 bedroom house on the lake 3 at “The Islands” in Gilbert. 3’100 square feet. 2 full baths and a powder room. Fully equipped kitchen along with a kitchenette including full extra fridge and microwave.

It has a heated pool, spa, paddle boat and pontoon boat.

Let us know if you’re interested and I can give you the VRBO or AbnB property numbers. We can only go through them. The Islands requires a 30 day rental, so this won’t be for everyone. I know I couldn’t do that 😏

MLB announces 2023 Spring Training schedule Major League Baseball on Wednesday announced that 2023 Spring Training will officially begin on Friday, Feb. 24, with a pair of Cactus League games before all 30 Major League clubs play in Cactus and Grapefruit League games on Saturday, Feb. 25.


Merry Christmas from Felipe! He’s happily retired at 18, living in Scottsdale with all the other retirees, like me and Sherry. Enjoy the holidays with your families.

Merry Christmas, APHA family! Our offices will be closed tomorrow, December 23 and Monday, December 26.

We wish you and yours a wonderful holiday!


Happy Valentines Day to Felipe’s dams, foals and owners!

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 11/13/2020

Great Day today at Pinto World Show!
Good God All Midas World Champion Open English Pleasure and 3rd overall Open Disciplined Rail!!

Good God All Midas and Alicia Ortiz 5th overall novice English showmanship, 9th overall amateur junior English Pleasure, 5th overall in the novice English Pleasure, and 6th overall in the disciplined rail!!

Congratulations to Nancy Smith, Alicia Ortiz and Nichole Herr on a great show!

Felipe is so proud of his son!


Who’s heading to the Southwest Equine “All Breed” Horse Show in Reno? Gregory Marx will be able to take a full load of 7 horses in an “air ride trailer” to and from the show. Contact Greg for more information. See information about the show in comments.


Ready to haul to the big shows! Paints, Quarters, Pintos, Arabians, Hunter Jumper and All Breed. Easy access to California, Texas, Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, Nevada and others in “horse country”. See the original post for information on the “soft ride” of this truck and trailer.

Big news!!! Marx Hauling LLC is a new family owned company, set up to give owners, trainers, and horses the best experience on the road as possible. Logistics with horses can be stressful, but the goal is to make it easier on you. Our company is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, a great middle ground between the west coast and the mid-west states. 7 horse trailer equipped with cameras and air-ride. Contact Greg for more information.


What a gorgeous Paint Horse! We get to see this big guy every day as we lead him to his turnout arena, past his “favorite” girl! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!

We hope you all enjoy a wonderful Christmas holiday!🎄


Congratulations to Erica Owen on her 3rd place finish in the 2YO HUS class at the APHA Western National Championships in Las Vegas! “Cash” was bred and is owned by Karen Smith!

Results from APHA Western Nationals

Congratulations to Zippos Precious Gift:
Top Five - 3rd in 2yo Hunter Under Saddle

Proudly owned by Bradi Johnson

Special thanks to Jeffery Gibbs and Katelin Gray


Just updating cover of album

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 06/16/2019

Just building our Felipe’s album...

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 06/16/2019

A HUGE congratulations to Felipe’s foals who are showing at the Pinto World Championship Show in Tulsa. His 6 kids earned 8 World Championships (WC), 3 Reserve World Championships (RWC) and the Color 3yo HUS Futurity !!! They rounded out their show schedules with 9 more Top 5 finishes and 13 Top 10 finishes!

Thank you to the breeders, owners, trainers and supporting cast for all that you do for these fabulous horses💕

Good God All Midas (an Arizona favorite), was bred by Lisa Miller Day and is owned by Alicia Ortiz and trained by Nancy Smith earned RWC in both Ideal Pinto English and NovAm English Pleasure. They also earned 4 Top 5 / Top 10 awards. This new team is rocking it!

Gift Time was bred by Kari Lee Denis, is owned by Kelly Williams and is trained by Catherine Rex. They earned WC in WT HUS (unanimous) and a WC in WT Disciplined Rail English. They earned a RWC in Open English Pleasure and 4 Top 5 / Top 10 finishes. Nice job!

Midas Well Dream Big is owned by Larissa Kurman and was bred & trained by good friend, Amanda Reed Hollinger. They earned 3 World Championships in nice sized classes in NovAm English Pleasure, Disciplined Rail and Halter! Another new team that “rocked it” at the PWC!!!

Midas Well Shine added a halter 6th place finish to his existing PWC record and his 37 Grand and Reserve Grand halter titles. This guy has broken into the WP show scene as well this year! Thanks to Katie Korsack and Billy Korsack - breeders, owners and trainers!

Huntin for Gifts is owned by Jennifer Heuker and was shown by Brian Isbell Garcia to a big World Championship Win in the Open 3yo HUS class along with winning the 3yo Color Futurity class! Another great, new team that has been winning locally all year!

A Joyfull Gift has returned to the PWC to add to his impressive resume - earning 10 more Top 5 / Top 10 finishes along with a WC in a big halter class. Congratulations!

Control Your Assets - bred by Sherry Marx our of our big Red Charisma mare won World Championship in Ideal Pinto HUS! She is owned by Morgan Sloat and trained / shown by Erin Fick. Congratulations!

More to come in then”western” week at PWC.

Felipe is enjoying his retirement in Scottsdale, Arizona. He continues to sit on the APHA Leading Sire list for both Performance and Halter foals. He and his dam are now 14yo and 18yo and enjoy having visitors. Stop by to see them when you’re in town! Felipe earned 6 World and Reserve World titles at the 2005 PWC!


All kinds of “pretty” on this yearling gelding showing at Copper Country in Arizona this week!

Erica Owen and Zippos Precious Gift
Three firsts and a second in the Open Yearling Geldings


Great job to Erica on her halter and yearling longe line wins with Zippos Precious Gift!

Photos from Arizona Paint Horse Club's post 12/31/2018

Good luck to all Copper Country exhibitors!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to family and friends! Enjoy time with your family and be safe over the holidays. For many of you, we'll see you at our big horse show in Arizona after Christmas - Copper Country Paint-O-Rama!


Great sentiments from the Oklahoma Pinto Horse Association! And they used our boy “Felipe” to get your attention!

Pray when you feel like worrying. Give thanks when you feel like complaining. Keep going when you feel like quitting!


Ariel and Michele doing well on the Hunter / Jumper Circuit!

Michele Formichella and A Joyous Gift were Champion in the 2’0” Open Hunter Division at Valhalla!

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 08/18/2018

Fully functional 10 acre ranch in Prescott Valley, AZ - ready for trainer, stallions, breeding and boarding. Room for 29 horses in stalls. There are 15 boarders who would like to “stay” generating $75,000 of immediate revenue. Margin would be sufficient to cover your mortgage on the property! Priced at $650,000

Timeline photos 06/21/2018

A Joyous Gift is “back home” with her owner, Michele Formichella in a Texas! She arrived from Tulsa where she just won 3 Pinto World Championships for Michele and Claire!

CHS would like to extend a big, warm welcome to this gorgeous girl, Ariel, owned & loved by our assistant trainer, Michele. She came all the way from Wisconsin & is settling in well! 💕

PWC 2018 06/19/2018

A nice candid photo of Claire bringing “A Joyous Gift” out of the arena after one of their 3 World Championships at Pinto World!

PWC 2018 06/18/2018

A very nice candid of Midas Well Shine at Pinto World Championships! He is owned by Katie Korsack

PWC 2018 06/18/2018

Nice candid picture of Midas Well Shine at the Pinto World Championships! He is owned by Katie Korsack and has 35 Grand and Reserve halter titles!

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 06/16/2018

A very nice Halter win for one of Felipe's sons. Sven won a World Championship at the Pinto World Championships in Halter Geldings, to go along with this HUS World Championship this week. Congratulations! Felipe is very proud!


We love the Pinto World Championship Show! Felipe earned 6 of his World and Reserve World titles there in 2009. Here we are 9 years laters and his “kids” are rocking it at this year’s show!

A Joyous Gift (Ariel) is now a 5yo mare and has won 3 Championships at this year’s show! Congratulations to Claire Egelhoff and her team including Nell Tekampe and Michele Formichella!

Ariel’s younger brother Sven also picked up his first World Championship today! Both foals were sired by The Gift of Midas and are out of our QH Rugged Lark mare. They were both bred by Sherry Marx.

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 06/02/2018

It’s so nice seeing this big guy every day. The Gift of Midas spent 5 years “on the road” showing all over the west coast, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma and earned 7 World or Reserve World Championships. At 13 years old, he and his dam “enjoy life” in the high desert plains of Arizona. Now it’s his foals job to carry on in the show pen, and they are! Felipe is still on 3 of the 4 APHA Leading Sire lists based on the show results of his foals. He is Top 20 (out of 6,000 breeding stallions) on both performance lists and top 30 in Halter!


Ready to move to the high desert plains in Northern Arizona?

This gorgeous 10 acre property with 90 trees has been built from the ground up to meet the needs of a full scope stallion station, mare breeding, foaling and boarding facility! More on the horse setup and pictures below, including a satellite view with structures noted.

The ranch currently has carried an average of 16 boarded horses over the past 11 years! They would love to stay here with the new owners. At $650,000 for the ranch, the existing boarding revenues make this place "self funding" with plenty of room for your horses and needs. We've had 53 horses here at our peak!

Awesome trail riding on state and federal land and in the Mingus Mountains - up to 7,700 ft!

The house is 1,200 square feet including new kitchen, new roof, 3 bedrooms, full bath, large dining and living rooms and laundry / mud room. The house has been upgraded with new roof, new carpet, tile, paint, ceiling fans in all rooms, forced heat and air, and 52 solar panels on roof! Live in trailer included for your 7/24 help.

For more information call Greg Marx at 602.750.2975 or Chuck Marx at 602.820.7801. Visit this weekend! Buy before we list on MLS on June 9th.

65+photos of the ranch and more information below -

Pictures of the inside of the house are below -

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 05/17/2018

To the 16 two year old Felipe foals around the country, we have just enrolled Felipe in the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity! Hope you are able to bring your 2YO foals to the NSBA World Show from August 10-19 in Oklahoma!


We have a friend looking for a 16.3 hand overo Gift of Midas offspring that would be suitable for “over fences” work, just like dad. You can post here or send a PM. The picture below is of Felipe “doing his thing” during his show career.


Meagen is doing a great job with her new business.

Profile pictures 02/14/2018

Happy Valentines Day! 😍

The Gift of Midas in the High Desert Plains of Arizona 01/31/2018

Half way through winter, Felipe can’t wait till spring! Right now this 13 yo is all bundled up at night and he stands under his heat lamp. He loves his daily turnouts!

APHA Reserve World Champion / Pinto Multiple World Champion / NSBA World Chapmionship Trophy winner (2) - APHA World Show 4th High Point Open Horse / Pinto World Show Reserve High Point Horse / APHA Zone II Show High Point Jr Horse - retired at stud!

Photos from The Gift Of Midas's post 01/06/2018

Updating Felipe's World Show album for his 2017 winners.

All Ways Lazy and Want Me Dont Cha capture Farnam Hunter Under Saddle Stakes championships 09/23/2017

Very Exciting! Justin defending his Farnam 2YO HUS Stakes title from last year by winning it again this year in the 3-4YO HUS Farnam Stakes at the APHA World Show! Nice paycheck again this year! Justin is a 3YO son of The Gift of Midas. 🏆💲🏆💲

All Ways Lazy and Want Me Dont Cha capture Farnam Hunter Under Saddle Stakes championships The Farnam Hunter Under Saddle Stakes—one of the headline events at the APHA World Championship Show, with more than $26,000 on the line—showcases some of APHA’s most talented young hunter horses.This year, mother-daughter connections took center stage in the pair of premier Farnam classes, leaving…

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Videos (show all)

My Favorite Gift - First Show Under Saddle
The Gift of Midas - Playing with Arizona Tumbleweed
The Gift Of Midas - Hunter Under Saddle
2009 Zone II Western Trail
The Gift of Midas - 2009 PtHA English Trail
The Gift of Midas - 2009 PtHA Res. World Champion Working Hunter



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