Day Dream Arabians is located in the magical Santa Ynez valley of California. Carol Steppe has had Arabian horses in this ideal location for 22 years and believes it is the perfect setting for a world class Arabian horse farm. Santa Ynez has an unequaled combination of beautiful horse farms, top rated vineyards, fantastic scenery, fellow Arabian horse breeders, world renowned trainers, top rated veterinarians, wonderful restaurants, great little inns and warm hospitality. It should be the number one location in America for Arabian horse enthusiasts to visit.
The philosophy of Day Dream's owner, Carol Steppe, is that to give up beauty for talent, or talent for beauty is simply that – giving up. Greatness is only proven year after year and horse after horse. One special horse does not make a great breeder. Consistently producing horses of great beauty and proven talent, year after year, and always trying to raise the bar in the meantime, that is what a breeder should try to achieve.
A breeding program is a building process, a layering of beauty and structure that is firmly built on a foundation of superior individual horses, outstanding and consistent pedigrees and proven genetic producers. To have top level show and breeding horses year after year is not lucky, nor is it an accident. Rather, it is a well thought out plan by the breeder and it is then implemented by choosing truly great horses who are bred to produce the vision of the individual breeder. Breeding is always a tribute to the ancestors of the mare and stallion you have chosen to breed. The greatness of the resulting foal, and possibly the very quality of its entire life, are the responsibility of the breeder. The vision and thoughtfulness of a breeding decision cannot be too strongly encouraged.