Alliance Source magazine
Volume 1 Issue 2 • Show Season Preview • May 2011
Nominated Signiﬁcant Sire
Not only One of the most decorated P.r.e. Andalusian stallions in the US ... Kripton is also siring winners in his likeness.
Proud Papa Kripton
SENI II congratulates Robusto AF on his big win at first show out!
Rainbow Royal 2011 • Region 1 1st A/L Junior Stallions 3 & 4 yr old Champion A/L Champion Stallion Grand Champion A/L Halter Horse of show First time in a show ring and ridden by a youth rider in Hunt Seat Pleasure and Western Pleasure.
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Alliance Source magazine I :
Features 10 The Art of Braiding 12 The English Horse 24 Enter at A: New USDF Tests 30 Master Your Marketing 38 Dancing Horses 42 Steps to Haute École Departments 8 Alliance News 16 Meet the Members 21 Membership Form 28 Youth Forum 34 Show Coverage 45 Next Issue 48 Significant Sires 52 Prize Money about the cover: Putting imagery to the mission of the Alliance was the inspiration for our cover: to promote and provide education about the Iberian Show Horse regardless of registration or discipline. photos by Steve Whalen, Cheri Prill, Rick Osteen
May 2011 Vol. I • Issue 2
Board of Directors John Brown • President Warren Mather • Vice President Nancy Nathanson • Secretary Susan Cox • Treasurer Don Brotherton • Director Gloria Hennen • Director Amanda Latta-Shields • Director Nancy Latta • Director Leigh Anne Romans-Warlen • Director Gareth A. Selwood • Director
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Lusitanos in Oregon
A well known Lusitano breeder in the PNW has had their herd dispersed at the demand of the government. The first auction was held on Jan. 25, and consisted of three horses: Halconero, a 1989 black PSL stallion, sold for $1500, Maquiavelo, a 1993 gray PSL stallion, sold for $4000, and Rainha E, a 1998 gray PSL mare, sold for $6100. The second auction was held Feb. 11, and consisted of six mares and a weanling filly. Highest selling mare was Bonita, a 2006 palomino PSL mare, for $6500. Lowest selling mare was Passarinha, a 1996 black S/P mare for $1000. The third action was privately held at the court house on Mar. 7. The PSL stallion, Odin was up for auction, along with two gray fillies that had registration issues. Odin sold for $19,000 and one gray filly sold for $1200; the other for $300. This was the first time buyers were not given immediate possession of the horses until a later date, due to legal issues from the court. All three of these horses were released to their new owners on or about April 1st. The fourth auction was held on April 15th and even though all of the horses were sold, they are still being retained by the courts. Buyers are waiting patiently to bring home their new horses. The fourth auction’s results were: Highest selling mare, Vangeliza CD, a 2002 chestnut PSL, sired by Quarteto for $7000, Second highest selling mare was Bentenda CD, a 2006 bay/gray PSL sired by Quarteto $5000. The lowest selling mare was Lova, a 1992 gray PSL mare, for $500. Second lowest selling mare was Quilate E, a 1997 chestnut PSL, for $800. The highest selling stallion at this auction was Camilo CD, a 2007 chestnut PSL, for $10,300. The lowest selling stallion was Daquarto PL, a 2008 bay PSL, for $1000. This
horse had registration issues and had an old injury so he was not sound. There were three mares with foals that were auctioned; all three had registration issues. Highest selling mare/foal pair was Quireinha CD, a 1997 smokey black PSL, for $4000. The lowest selling mare/foal pair was Papillion, a 1996 chestnut PSL, for $2000. Photos of some of the horses at the April 15th auction can be found at: http://community.webshots. com/user/fancymustang Lori Bohn is willing to bid in future auctions for people that either can’t make it or would rather spend the money on transportation. Lori can be reached at: 509-595-3883 or fancymustang@ yahoo.com. Lori will bid and hold horses either at her ranch in Pullman, Washington ($5/day), or they can be transported to Thorogold Stables in Moscow, Idaho with stall and run ($11/day). Some of the younger horses (less than 7 years old) have been found to not be halter broke and may require halter training before transport. Thorogold’s facilities can be viewed at www. thorogold.com. Susan Ambrose has created the Lusitanos in Oregon site to keep people informed of the dates of upcoming auctions and give information on some of the horses, as available. The next list of horses to be auctioned and a formative date has not yet been made public as of our print date. For updates on the horses and future sale information stay tuned to: lusitanosinoregon. blogspot.com/p/sales-info.html
Revision at the 2011 Alliance Grand National Championships
The Alliance has submitted a request to ANCCE to allow us to host a revision site at the 2011 Alliance US Grand National Show in September. If you are interested in presenting your horse for revision at that show if our request is approved, please contact Karen Rock at email@example.com. In this way, we will be able to keep you informed about the status of our request to ANCCE. Please note: you must submit your official request for revision directly to ANCCE. Contact Maravillas PerezCela at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on the application process.
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Warren Mather and Nancy Latta, representing the Alliance, met with representatives of ANCCE and USPRE in mid-February. The meeting took place at the request of ANCCE to discuss current issues and to let us know the direction ANCCE was going. Discussion points of interest were: AANCE has been in a rebuilding state since they took over the Stud Book. They have been attempting to identify and repair errors within the system, which took time and which caused the problem of late issuance of papers to the breeders and owners. We were informed that they are now back on track and that registration papers from Spain will now be issued in a timely manner.
ANCCE office and at the same time offer that judge a row boat with oars and inform him or her to get paddling. We all found this quite humorous yet informative. We discussed the need for more communication coming from ANCCE and we were promised that it would become more open and much more often. All parties agreed that the ultimate goal is to increase the number of entries at all shows offering ANCCE classes in the United States, thereby increasing the visibility and importance of the PRE in the US.
The Alliance has an Email Newsletter
When the question came up about inappropriate behavior by Spanish judges in the past, we were informed that under no circumstance is such behavior to be tolerated, and that ANCCE will take strong action against any unprofessional behavior exhibited by any representative of ANCCE. We were also informed that ANCCE is starting a Judges School. This is where judges will have to go to be tested and to be educated on proper procedures in regards to their representation of ANCCE. There was agreement that this will make the system much stronger and more transparent. We asked ANCCE representatives to give us ANCCE’s policy regarding expenses payable to the judges. It is difficult for most shows to pay the high travel expenses necessary to fly a judge from Spain and we asked for assurances that we could require the assigned judge to fly as economically as possible. The question regarding judges who require first class airfare was answered in a very straightforward and humorous manner. We were told that if a judge requires this that we are to report this to the
In March, the Alliance sent out their first communication via email to the members and Andalusian/Lusitano aficionados across the country. The E-Newsletter is a monthly newsletter which is sent out free to any interested parties. Past emails are archived on our website on the bottom of the Breaking News page, but to ensure you will receive future emails, sign up at www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com/ newsletter-opt-in If you are interested in advertising on the E-Newsletter, rates are low and setup is free. Contact Debby Mudler at 503-936-7141 or email@example.com to reserve space.
What’s happening? If you have news about the breed or members of the Alliance to be included in our September show program issue please send the details by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 9
Braiding THE ART OF
FOR THE SHOW RING by Chuck O’Donnell
WHAT IS THE HISTORY BEHIND BRAIDING, AND WHY DO WE DO IT?
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Back in the early days of fox hunting only Thoroughbreds were braided while on the hunting field. This was for practical reasons, to keep the mane from blowing and getting tangled in the riders hands and reins. Braiding also denoted quality in your horse. Heavier or lesser bred horses would have their manes shaved or roached. This, of course, does not apply today with the way we shave the manes and tails on our Spanish mares or colts. Today braiding is more of a tradition; it improves the appearance of your horse, and shows respect for the judge. A well turned out horse will immediately catch the eye of the judge and set a good impression. The rule book states that manes and tails may be braided; however I would never present a horse to a judge that was not braided as a Hunter, Dressage, Sport Horse in Hand, or for a Show Hack class. For dressage and "dressage type" rail classes, as well as Sport Horse in Hand, manes and forelocks should be braided. For hunter type rail classes, mane, forelock, and tail should be braided. This is a how-to guide designed to help you achieve that perfect look. *Please note - for photo clarity purposes, black yarn has been used. Normally, you would use yarn that would match your horse's mane and tail color, so you can't see it*
WHAT TYPE OF BRAIDS ARE THERE; AND WHAT IS BEST FOR MY HORSE? There are many different types of braids, but we will focus on the popular “French” type that runs along the crest of the neck, the forelock, and the tail. I will assume that if your horse has a full long mane, you already know how to do a simple braid, learned by taking care of your horses mane during regular grooming. On some part bred Andalusians, it is common to have a “pulled” or short mane; this is only an option and a pulled mane should be braided accordingly. Another type of braid for a long mane is the “continental” or “macrame braid,” although this is not technically a braid at all, it looks very sharp when executed correctly. The tools that are needed to help make it all happen (figure 1) 1. Wide tooth comb 2. Quick Braid spray, or water spray bottle 3. Yarn to match the color or your horse, or braiding bands, or waxed thread 4. Scissors
Large needle Pull through Seam ripper, to cut yarn to remove braids. And most importantly, Patience
The tools that are needed to help make it all happen (fig 1).
You want to start with a clean hair. I prefer not to shampoo the mane and tail before I braid, but if the hair has not been shampooed in a while then do so, but don’t use conditioner or show sheen. This will make the hair too slippery to hold and your braids will loosen up. I like the hair a little dirty, it will hold better.
Use your comb to part the hair from the forelock (fig 2).
Have your pre-cut yarn handy so it is easy to get to when tying off. Brush or comb through the mane so there are no tangles. Apply your Quick Braid spray or water to the mane generously. Comb through. Start your first section at the top of the mane or poll, using your comb to part the hair from the forelock (figure 2). Remember to keep tension on It is very important to keep the tension or the braid (fig 3). your braiding tight and close to the crest all the way down the neck. Split the hair into 3 sections and start 1 repetition of a braid, and hold tightly in your right hand. Use your comb and part another section of hair. Pick up the next section on your left and add that to the section already braided, and continue another repetition of braid, and so on. Remember to keep tension on the braid (figure Tightly tie your ends of the 3). yarn and knot 2 times to make You may find that the hair in the middle sure it will not fall out (fig 4) of the neck is thicker; if so adjust your sections accordingly, using less or more hair to keep your braid consistent in size (figure 5-large image) Continue all the way down the crest of the neck to the withers. Finish braiding, and add your yarn into the remainder of your braid and continue to the end and secure with your yarn or elastic band. Fold the end up underneath, and tightly tie your ends of the yarn and knot 2 times to make sure it will not fall out (figure 4).
Braiding the forelock is the same as a french braid. This is done by adding a fresh piece of mane with each cross over.
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The first 3 sections of hair will be at the top and form a triangle (figure 6)
Pull the yarn, not the knot, underneath the forelock. (figure 7)
cut the thread (figure 8)
Start with a section from left, right, and center. (fig 9).
Keep tension the whole way down (fig 10).
Like the mane you want to comb the hair and apply quick braid or water. The first 3 sections of hair will be at the top and will form a triangle (figure 6). When crossing each section of forelock over, try adding an extra half twist to each piece. Add smaller pieces of hair to each new cross over. Once there is no more side hair to cross over, take your yarn, thread etc and double it in half, and braid it into the remainder of the forelock to the end, and tie it off, or use your band. Using your pull through, stick it from the top of the forelock so the end of it poked out of the bottom and pull your yarn through the eye of it. Carefully pull it back out making sure that the braid does not come out; just the yarn (figure 7) Take a strand of yarn off to the left, and one on the right, and securely tie a double knot underneath the forelock, and once more on the top, and cut the thread (figure 8).
Again prepare the hair the same as the mane and forelock. Be sure to comb the side and the hair underneath the tailbone towards the center since that is the hair you will be using. You will be doing a french braid technique. I like to use a lot of quick braid on the tail. The stickier the better. The key to the tail is keeping organized, keeping tension on the hair and having clean sections. Have your comb handy in a back pocket with your yarn. Start by taking a section from the left, right, and center and do one rotation of braid (figure 9) and continue adding small sections from the very side and keeping the braid straight in the center of the tail. If you take larger sections of hair you will finish faster, but your braid will be bulky and loose and will fall out. Try to keep smaller sections and again keep tension the whole way down (figure 10). I like to stop my French braid just about near the end of the tail bone. Continue with a regular braid and take your yarn and braid it in (figure 11)
Make sure that you have adequate length to your yarn so you have plenty to tie off with at the end. Tie off with a double knot. Now that you have this long braid hanging what are you going to do with it? Just like the forelock; take your pull through and poke into the finished tail carefully, and pull the yarn through the eye, and pull up. You want to tuck the the remainder of the braid under. This is where you need to be creative Continue with a regular braid and (figure 12). You may have to manipulate the take your yarn and braid with your fingers to get it to tuck under braid it in (figure 11) straight, and neat. Take the yarn one piece to the left, and one piece to the right and double knot the yarn around the whole tail bone. I do another wrap tie just below for insurance. (figure 13). Once the tail is done and you are happy with the result, spray once more lightly with quick braid, and using a polo wrap carefully start at the top and wrap the tail. This will protect Tuck the remainder of the your hard work and keep the tail nice and braid under. (figure 12) neat till you go into the show ring. My best advice is to practice at home so you know how to do it and learn to estimate how much time you will need to complete the job so you are not rushing to get it done. I usually braid the horses tail and forelock after their bath when they are tied up in the stall drying. I do the mane last just prior to your class if possible. This way it looks neat and fresh. Remember, not to let your horses head Once the tail is get to the ground after his mane is braided or done, spray with QuickBraid. (fig 13) this will pull your nice braid job right out! With much practice, you will be able to turn out a nicely braided horse that you are proud to present to the judge (figure 13).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chuck O’Donnell has been involved in showing and training horses for more than 30 years. He has won multiple National, and Regional Champions in various breeds and disciplines. He is known for always turning out a well polished horse and rider. Chuck recently closed his Lone Oak Equestrian stable, and will compete in the show ring in 2012 as an amateur showing his own horses. Chuck O’Donnell resides in Los Angeles, California.
(figure 13) Thank you to Peregrino de Fraile of Hacienda Marz for being our hair model.
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HORSE: EaNGLISH judge’s perspective by Gary Mullen, Ed.D
At baroque horse shows, the classes that typically fall into the broad “English” category include English Pleasure Hunt Seat, English Pleasure Country, English Pleasure Saddle Seat Horse, English Formal Saddle Horse, English Show Hack, as well as Dressage Suitability, Dressage Hack, and Hunter Hack. Whew! Within this diverse spectrum of English classes, I have four recommendations to those who desire to compete in these classes: 1.
Go do your homework ... NOW!
Don’t force a square peg into a round hole.
Become a “classic beauty.”
Avoid the “devil in the details.”
o your homework, NOW! Thoroughly study the class specifications in the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) rule book, and remember that rule revisions take place annually. Homework takes time and self-discipline. Assume personal responsibility for this, and don’t completely rely on your trainer to know the class specs. You would be surprised at how many trainers fail to stay abreast of current rule changes. Know your rules well in advance of a show so
“In preparing to make an excellent show ring presentation, take the time to study the riding positions and attire of top competitors.” you are practicing properly at home. Making adjustments to rules at the show can tense up the horse and the rider. As the renowned horseman Bruce Howard espouses, “Horse shows are won at home.”
A well turned-out saddle seat rider with proper stirrup adjustment allowing for a bend at the knee with flexion in the ankle and a deep heel. Rick Osteen photo.
on’t force a square peg into a round hole hole. If possible, use the guidance of a qualified professional trainer to make certain your horse is placed in the English class for which it is naturally suited, physically and mentally. Problems arise when horse temperaments don’t match their physical capabilities. For example, a horse with a hot, tense temperament may not be best suited to dressage suitability, dressage hack, or dressage classes. Likewise a calm, relaxed, unflappable horse that is a short mover with little suspension is also not best suited for these classes. At the other end of the spectrum, it is saddening to watch horses that are put in English pleasure and formal English that are forced to elevate or move in a bigger manner than they are physically capable. Doing this often results in conflict, tension, and an unhappy horse. Horses are not machines! Horses deserve to enjoy the horse shows, too. Judges are rightly influenced by a horse’s expression (i.e., eyes, ears, motion, body language), which makes a profoundly deep statement about the horse’s state of mind. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 12
void “the devil in the details.” Following are some details that can make a difference in the outcomes you experience as an English competitor: According to class specifications, a show hack horse is not necessarily a dressage horse or a saddle seat horse. You may see the winning horses perform like upperlevel dressage horses, or English pleasure horses, or somewhere Example of classic saddle seat between the two types. equitation in a cutback saddle. Therefore, your horse better Note plumb line from ear to have ten distinct cadenced shoulder to hip to heel. Proper stirrup length allows for bend gaits, quality transitions, and in the knee, a flexed ankle, and a “clean” ride. a deep heel. Jodphurs properly cover the entire heel. Practice your English equitation (proper application of body position) whenever Notice the poor alignment of the you ride, so it becomes lower leg, which is second nature in the jammed forward horse show. If you putting the rider's weight behind the only “put on the ritz” horse's motion. at a show, you will be surprised at how quickly you fall apart when the horse requires more of your attention. Top riders appear supple and natural, which beautifully adds to the overall presentation and performance. Learn the proper stirrup length for your particular riding seat. So many riders misunderstand this crucial element of a proper leg position. A well-developed, steady, effective leg is essential to the overall position of an English rider. This can be one of the factors that determines who will be at the top of an equitation class, especially in hunt seat where a rider’s leg position is foundational for jumping. In all seats, a floppy leg that is out of alignment with the body is quite distracting and detracting in regards to a balance. Riding without stirrups at home should be part of your daily
photos by Julie Unger
ecome a “classic beauty.” In preparing to make an excellent show ring presentation, take the time to study the riding positions and attire of top competitors. If you ride hunt seat, observe USEF hunter/jumper shows, and read classic equitation books by authors such as George Morris. If you ride dressage hack or dressage suitability, attend United States Dressage Federation (USDF) shows, and read straight-forward books such as Riding Through by Debbie McDonald. If you ride saddle seat, visit USEF saddle horse shows (Saddlebreds, Morgans, and Arabians), and read the classic saddle seat equitation books by Helen Crabtree (Saddle Seat Equitation) and Gayle Lampe (Riding for Success). With the worldwide web, we have near endless resources of excellent online clinics and videos. Be careful to make certain these are reputable sources—anyone can post on YouTube (e.g., Paris Hilton’s riding video —a “must see”). Sorry, Charlie ... there is no excuse for failing to understand classic hunt seat equitation, saddle seat equitation, and dressage. Trainers—not just youth and amateurs—should consider following these classic styles. The mixing of tack and positions can be offensive to some judges who have strong beliefs in the functionality and heritage of classic position, tack, and attire. It is important to recognize that saddles are purposefully designed to contribute to a distinct rider position, which influences the balance and motion of the horse. However, it is sometimes necessary to mix tack, as is allowed in certain class specifications (e.g., a dressage saddle may be used in Country English Pleasure instead of a cutback saddle, and a dressage saddle can also be used in Hunt Seat Pleasure instead of a forward seat saddle). Fortunately, many judges consider the circumstances and look at the caliber of the show, and the tightness of the scheduling and the hardship it places on tack changes. It cannot be denied that some judges—especially at national level shows—appreciate seeing a saddle seat horse ridden with a cut-back saddle; a dressage hack horse ridden in a dressage saddle; and a hunt seat horse ridden in a forward seat saddle. Of course, bottom line, the horse with the best overall performance, within class specs, should be the winner. Don’t be alarmed if some breed and open shows offer English equitation classes where riders can compete together riding hunt seat, saddle seat, or dressage seat. This is usually done to fill a class. Larger shows typically separate the styles. A qualified judge should be able to judge every style together and impartially decide which one best represents its particular style—just like in a dog show where all breeds compete against each other for best of breed. Yes, class specs do set parameters for judging, but reality is that judges filter their evaluations through their unique life experiences, education, and history.
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Mike Ball Photography
Excellent forward seat position from head to toe. Note the hip angle, the knee angle, the ankle angle, and the downward heel.
A well presented Half Andalusian with uniform hunt seat tack and attire. The rider has an excellent forward seat position. A deeper heel with more ankle flexion would make for perfection.
riding. Hunt seat riders need to add “two-point” exercises to their routine. Know your diagonals by feel. Looking down to see if you are on the correct diagonal is a sure way to tell the judge you are inexperienced. English equitation riders should creatively and religiously incorporate all the USEF patterns into their daily riding sessions. The winners of these classes can do these patterns in their sleep. As a judge, I like to see a horse that can walk relaxed on a free rein without anticipation or tenseness. This weighs heavily on my impression of the horse’s mental attitude. Consistent practice at home is a must. It will end up as a treat for the horse. Pay sufficient attention to smooth, straight, forward transitions (upwards and downwards) in your daily sessions. They can be the deciding factor between two closely matched show ring performances. Learn how to gauge what is considered excessive speed at the hand gallop. Faster does not necessarily mean better, especially in youth and amateur classes where it can become dangerous if the horse becomes strong. I would rather see controlled, moderate, and safe hand gallops in these classes. Trainers should not shout to their students from the rail or do anything to liven up the horse. Many judges are offended by noticeable outside assistance; even though some breed shows allow this practice.
Prove you want to win through your prepared performance and through your prepared presentation. Coats must be fitted and should not look borrowed. For saddle seat, the jodhpurs must cover the entire foot and heel when mounted. Hunt boots must be snug and reach all the way to the back of the knee when mounted. Do not braid your horse unless it is allowed, and unless you are proficient at it (no braid is better than a poor braid). Be careful, moms and friends will always say that your braid is beautiful! In conclusion, do your best to be prepared in all aspects of performance and presentation because there is no way to fake substance and quality. Then, take a deep breath and enter the arena. You are prepared to have fun!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gary Mullen, Ed.D. is the new equestrian studies director at Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. He spent the previous four years as associate professor and equestrian studies director at William Woods University, Fulton, MO. From 2000-2006 he specialized in the training of youth and amateurs with Andalusian and Friesian horses, winning over 40 national championships or reserves. He was named the IALHA Professional Horseman of the Year for 2005. Gary is a licensed USEF judge for Andalusians and Friesians. He judged the 2009 IAHLA Nationals and the 2009 Friesian Grand Nationals. His 2009 book, Amazing Horse Facts and Trivia has been published in ten different countries. He was recently awarded a doctorate in education from Walden University after completing his dissertation, “Integrating Equine-assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) into a Higher Learning Institution.”
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Welcome to the ﬁrst edition of a fun new feature in our magazine ... Meet the Members. Each issue of the magazine, current Alliance members will be selected to be interviewed and their answers to our questions published here. This is a great way for all of our Alliance members to get to know one another and to introduce new members to the rest of the organization. Members are selected by suggestion of board members, other members and/or because of the life they lead outside of horses. We hope you enjoy reading this feature as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
1. When did you first become involved in the breed? 2. What made you become involved in the Alliance? 3. What is your favorite discipline? 4. What do you do besides horses? 5. If you attended, what were your favorite memories of the first Alliance Grand National Championship Show? 6. What would you like to see happen with this breed in the next five years and what would you suggest to reach those goals?
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Gloria and I saw our first Andalusian in 1988 at Belmont Park in NY. While on vacation and touring horse farms in CA in 1991, we purchased our first pure Spanish Andalusian colt, Cisco. When Gloria and I first started taking our Andalusians to the shows it was a blast. We looked forward to them every Dave Hennen’s “day job” year because it was a time when you got reacquainted with old friends and always made new ones. Everyone was always willing to help each other, inside the arena and out and when the show day was over we all gathered and laughed about what a day we all had. As time went on things seemed to change. That is when a group of us got together and started talking about the old days, one thing led to another and the Alliance started to come to life. Definitely driving. While growing up and in all my career paths driving was the main discipline. Horses really are what I do. When I get home from a full day with the Budweiser Clydesdales, I unwind by going down to the barn and spending time with our horses. Last year’s show just proved to me that starting the Alliance was absolutely the right thing to do. It had the atmosphere of the shows that I remembered from when we first got into Andalusians. Everybody was willing to help each other out and have fun together. Mind you when we entered the show ring we all were there to win and didn't hold anything back, but once the class was over we all congratulated each other and went on to prep for the next one. The Alliance has already started what I would like to see and that is to offer a show for everyone to showcase their horses regardless of their registry or discipline. This goal will be reached as exhibitors experience the camaraderie of the Alliance Grand National Championships. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 16
I grew up on an 80 acre farm in Shakopee, MN. Besides growing crops, my father bought, showed and sold Belgian Draft horses. He would buy mostly two and three year olds. Train them to drive in teams, condition them to show quality and sell them. We did some of the field work with the horses but mostly used teams to haul manure and rake hay. When I would get home from school I would run to the barn. Dad would usually be just bringing in a team that he just worked. My job until I was a little older was to cool off the teams and get the next pair ready. We would drive at least three to four teams every afternoon. The experience I received from my father is instilled in how I handle horses today. His comment always is “you have to get them broke at home before you can take them to a show”!
Dave Hennen at 7 years old
Since I left home in 1983 after graduating from high school, I have been very fortunate to have worked for some of the most prestigious organizations in the Draft Horse industry. It started at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL where I drove a horse drawn trolley up and down Main Street USA and then traveled with their Famous Eight horse hitch of Black Percherons . From there I was the assistant driver at the Santa Anita Race track in Pasadena, CA where we used six Budweiser Clydesdales to pull the starting gate. Then on to Boston, MA, where I was the lead driver for the Hallamore Clydesdales. Which is where I met my wife Gloria! Then in 1993 I had the opportunity to work for Anheuser-Busch Inc. I have worn many hats in my career with AB. Supervisor/driver of the Sea World Florida Hitch, Supervisor/lead driver of the St. Louis hitch, Special projects Manager to my current position as Herd Manager. Where I manage our Breeding farm in Boonville, MO and our training facilities at Grants Farm and Fort Collins, CO. I am grateful for all my successes, I have tried to learn from my mistakes but one thing is for sure, regardless of what breed of horse it is, horse people are good people and we all have to stay united. At the end of the day it is all about the HORSE!
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I got involved with the breed in 2001 after seeing them on a trail ride and then visiting the Spanish Legacy barn (John and Simone Brown). OMG – they just take your breath away! I have owned Arabians, Quarter horses and Paints and nothing compares to this breed. The ride and the mind—both are priceless! Actually I had heard about [the Alliance] from John Brown and then when I purchased a breeding for my half and he showed me the magazine ... I was like Wow! and then wondered how much money it cost to join ... $50 – I can afford that! I also was amazed at their motto, that everyone who owns an Andalusian is acceptable. I don’t have to have a million dollars, be better than anyone, or be in only a certain type of registry to be accepted? THANK YOU! Alliance…. It is like the race in humans ... If they are an Andalusian [or Lusitano] they belong! I like driving, although I don’t get a chance to do it as often as I would like. I like the freedom of their movement, the power of their body and the relationship with the contact.It is a little like dancing only not on top of their feet.
Dawn and her mare regularly work with the Sherriff ’s Mounted Unit in Manatee County.
I am in Law Enforcement–I have been a Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff since 1978. I have worked the streets, been a School Resource Officer, worked Crimes Against Children (including one of the most torturous Child Abuse cases in the State of Florida–Lucas Ciambrone). I am currently assigned in Crime Prevention and am a member of the Manatee County Sheriff ’s Office Mounted Unit. My horse is a 12 year old purebred mare, Celena, out of Ravel and Campanero. Although just a collateral position we work the beaches on holidays, the malls on Christmas and Black Friday. We train with our riot squads as well as Homeland Security. We have worked the Super Bowl in Tampa and will be attending the Republican Convention in 2012 for crowd control and security. The Andalusian breed is suited for this work. They are kind, trustworthy, and they do their job whether there is a small child running up to touch the magic horse or having to chase down a shop-lifter/purse snatcher. I was unable to attend the first Alliance Grand National Championship Show–but I am looking forward to the next one! In the next five years I hope to start seeing more Andalusians throughout the United States. I would like to see them in more discipline types and competitions, from jumping, reining, rodeos… none of those horses can hold a candle to this breed and its heart. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 17
Dave Hennen’s bio
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I became involved with Andalusians over 10 years ago. At that time, there were fewer Andalusian breeders in the US and even fewer places to get acquainted with other people in the breed. I was fortunate enough to have purchased my first Andalusian stallion, Santeño KDW from a well respected breeder in TX that introduced me to this great breed. When I first started to show Santeño in breed competitions, there was a great amount of enthusiasm for the breed both One of Domingo’s stallions, Spokane among fellow exhibitors and those coming to visit and learn about the breed. As time went along, the emphasis on the horses seemed to change. Additionally, as I became more involved in exhibitions, I found there to be very few venues for horse dancing competitions. So when I learned that the Alliance would dedicate a portion of their show to dancing horses, I was excited to participate, and happy to report that I was not disappointed. While I am a fan of halter and many other disciplines, the dancing competitions are close to my Mexican heritage and something that we enjoy both at the shows and at home as well. While the horses are never far from my mind, my father, brother and I own and manage D & G Auto Salvage in Tyler, TX. As busy as business always is, I maintain a hands on approach to each of my horses on a daily basis. While the entire show had an electric atmosphere, my favorite memory was of the camaraderie shared by anyone who loved the Andalusian. Patrons were willing to help each other learn how to get the most of their horse. The competition was fierce but after the classes, it was all about having fun. The Alliance has a great start to continuing to improve the image of the Andalusian by providing a place for people who love the breed to showcase their passions regardless of where their horse is registered. I hope that in the future more people have the opportunity to participate and know the excitement that comes with showing your horse.
Domingo Guerra’s bio
Much of my enthusiasm and passion for Andalusians can be traced back to the values that were carried forward to me from my parents hometown in Arroyo Grande, Mexico. This location is on the opposite side from the tourist filled Acapulco. People that lived in this area at the time that my parents and grandparents did were farmers and cattlemen. They made their living with hard work and dedication that inspired their children to reach for a better life. Before I was born, my parents decided to immigrate to the US, and settled in Tyler, TX. My father worked hard and eventually opened D & G Auto Salvage, which we are still proud to be owners of twenty years later.
Domingo Guerra and Santeño KDW
Given the hardships that my parents had to overcome to make their way to the US and start a successful business, education was very important. From an early age I attended private Catholic schools no matter what sacrifices that my parents made to ensure I had the best possible chance to succeed. Even as a youngster, if I wanted to ride horses, I always had to study first. Today, I am the first in my family to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Automotive Technology from the University of Texas at Tyler.
I have used my education to take D & G Auto Salvage into a more green-conscious future by expanding our operations into an automotive recycling center. We do this by purchasing wrecked and used automobiles, dismantling them, selling parts and then recycling the metal that we can no longer use. Currently, we have around 10 acres dedicated to the business that holds approximately 1400 autos. However, once work is done, I am always happy to see that all my horses are well cared for. I believe in seeing them daily, even if it means that I have to work just a little bit harder to see that everything is done correctly. All the structures and work that is done on the farm is a family affair, and for the first time in generations, we are able to truly enjoy the fruit of our labors through these wonderful Andalusians! Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 18
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Castle Rock, CO
Became involved in 1997 when Nobel II was imported by the Vales and they sponsored his trainer, Don Luis Calderon to do a series of clinics in Colorado, Texas and California on Piaffe, Passage, and Paso Español. I attended the clinic, and was subsequently hired by the Vales to be Nobel's US trainer. I became involved because I really enjoy and trust the founders of the Alliance, having had great working relations with them in the past at horse shows. I am interested in SHOWING, and the Alliances emphasis on providing an exciting friendly and creative forum for showing answered a need for me.
Frances Carbonnel on Fino
My preferred discipline is open Dressage, and I have been actively promoting the Andalusian in that forum for many years. I love the rail classes: Show Hack, Hunter, and Dressage Suitability, and hold National titles in each of them. But if you really want to see me get excited, get me talking about the traditional Spanish classes of Alta Escuela and Doma Vaquera! My stallion Fino holds a National Championship in Doma Vaquera Alta, and another one in Piaffe, and we regularly give Exhibitions of the High School movements in formal Spanish tack and attire. The Andalusian horse is absolutely the best in the world, no matter what name it goes by, and I want to show people by example, out in the open horse show world, just what an asset this horse can be to whatever discipline they love. Besides horses? You mean there is something else?!! My favorite memory is of how friendly and accomodating everyone was, and how much camaraderie there was among the competitors. I'd like to see the squabbling between the various organizations cease, and some cooperation be the rule. I think the Alliance is a perfect forum for that, as the goals of the Alliance is to bring ALL Andalusian owners together in the show arena. I do believe that the Significant Sires program is an outstanding way to promote the breed and support our breeders too.
Frances Carbonnel’s bio
Frances Carbonnel was born in the wilds of Wyoming back before it is polite to mention dates. She is probably a throwback to much earlier times anyway, because she grew up dreaming of the Spanish Riding School of Vienna (she wanted one of those fancy white stallions) and riding in an English saddle when every other self-respecting cowgirl in the state was barrel racing. Frances attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs as a Fine Arts major before striking out for France her junior year. It must have scratched an itch, because after graduation, she headed right back on a Watson Foundation Fellowship, tromped around Belgium, Sweden, and England, ending up back in France, where she married a Frenchman and got an education in classical equitation. When the marriage went bust she returned to Wyoming, but couldn’t stand the wind, so she moved to Colorado, where she has been ever since. She did an 11 year stint in corporate America, decided that she might go “postal” if she didn’t get out, and jumped ship to pursue two careers, one as a bronze sculptor, and the other as a dressage instructor and trainer. Soon after that she met the magnificent stallion Nobel II and his family, and her dream of the white stallion was finally realized. But wait—she had to have one of her own! Much scrimping, saving and searching ensued until she found her soulmate in Spain, Fino ex Tempranillo II. His name is Fino now because announcers kept massacring his Spanish name. Then the big bay stallion Esteban B and H/A phenomenon Jubilee Banjo arrived, and the horses’ resumes are now much longer than Frances’. Along the way, Frances has had the privilege of pioneering Andalusian horses in Open Dressage competition in Colorado, and competing on the rail as well. The trophies and ribbons keep piling up and dressage people have finally started to talk to her again, because who could resist such gorgeous horses! She has a training, instruction and breeding business at Maria Farms in Castle Rock, Colorado, and specializes in the traditional Spanish disciplines of Doma Vaquera and Alta Escuela as well as Open Dressage, Show Hack, Youth classes and of course, Piaffe and Passage. She’s very active in the Rocky Mountain Iberian Horse Club, and does exhibitions of classical riding every chance she gets, as well as traveling for clinics when folks ask. PS: Frances and Fino are showing Grand Prix Dressage in 2011! Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 19
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You are cordially invited to join the Alliance! In March of 2009, a group of dedicated amateur and professional horsemen and horsewomen had the first of many discussions that would lead to the formation of a new and exciting not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to the purpose of promoting the breeding, training and showing of the Andalusian and Lusitano and their part bred horses in America. Why did we form the Alliance? The founding members strongly believe that the best way to promote and show the breed is to have a national organization which welcomes and supports all Andalusians and Lusitanos (and their part breds) regardless of their recognized registry(ies). We feel it’s critical to maintain a larger, unified presence at shows, exhibitions, and other venues, whether at regional all breed shows or breed specific shows and demonstrations, in order to uphold credibility for the breed within the equestrian industry. The Alliance is not a Registry. We will endeavor at all times to be welcoming to all registries of the Iberian Horse and whenever possible be as inclusive as the rules of specific competitions and associations will allow. The Alliance will promote the great Iberian Horse regardless of bloodlines, country of origin or specific aptitude or discipline. All disciplines will be treated equally and will be given as much respect, promotion, and exposure as possible. The Andalusian Lusitano Alliance US Grand National Championships will take place September 20-24, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. We are excited about this opportunity to present another venue for showing these magnificent horses. We offer a full range of classes, including English, Western, Driving, Hunter, Doma Vaquera, Dressage (rated), Dancing Horses, PRE, ANCCE, PSL, SP, and also the same classes for part breds. If you feel it’s important to unite these wonderful horses for show and promotion purposes, we encourage you to become a member of the Show Horse Alliance and get involved. A membership form is on the back of this page, or join online!
The Board of Directors The All American Andalusian and Lusitano Show Horse Alliance
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The New USDF Dressage Tests and the Iberian Horse
A dressage test is a sequence of required movements at specific places in the arena, each of which receives a score and comment from the judge. At the end of the test are collective marks, in which the judge evaluates the overall gaits and performance of the horse. The dressage tests are designed to follow a logical progression in the training of the horse. The sequence of tests provides a guideline to follow to advance the horse`s training (the training scale). In October of 2010, the USDF dressage tests changed and will remain in effect for the next four years. When speaking of conformation and gait of the Iberian
Gait is of utmost importance.
horse, as it applies to dressage, gait is of utmost importance. Although conformation faults can affect the gait of a horse, conformation is not considered when scoring a dressage test. The walk is very important. Although the Iberian breeds are not well known for their over stride at a walk, exercises can be done to at least establish a clean, four beat walk, which will improve scores in this area. The Iberian horses do excel at flexing and bending, which is generally harder for the other breeds, particularly at the lower levels. Because of their square build, the Iberians are better able to perform some movements required in the new tests. For example, in the First Level, Test Three, the horse is asked to show a half ten meter circle to the left and then a half ten meter circle to the right, with a change of bend. This is where the Iberian horse has a chance to shine! As they progress up the levels, their natural ability to collect makes it easier and quicker to advance, particularly for the piaffe and passage. Although I have heard many times that the Iberians can’t compete with Warmbloods when it comes to extensions, it is my personal belief that the ability is there, but needs to be enhanced with correct (and slow) training, according to the training scale. Since the USDF tests have been modified, there are now three tests across all levels, from Introductory through Fourth Level. Previously there were 2 Intro tests, 4 Training, First and Second and three Third and Fourth Level tests. The Introductory Tests are designed to do as their name
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suggests: introduce new riders and/or green horses to dressage. The requirements are kept simple, and even the canter transition in Test C are made between arena letters or on part of a 20 meter circle arc, rather than a precise points to allow the rider time to prepare the horse. Test A and B of the introductory levels only require walk and trot. The Training Level Tests have changed and now introduce the “forward and downward stretch” circle at trot in Test 1, instead of Test 3. Be sure to show a good balanced stretch that is forward and downward, without a change in rhythm. When doing the free walk, it is better to have loose contact and have the head come up than to have too much contact and have the horse “curling” with a restricted shoulder. The First Level Tests also have an important change: the trot can be done either rising or sitting unless stated. This is due to a study by Hilary Clayton, which indicates that most horses are better able to use their backs in the rising trot. This new movement is shown in the half circle from E to X, X to B. Be sure to go no more than 5 meters and show bend. When you cross the center line, show a moment of straightness. Your trot lengthening should cover more ground with each step and have a lengthened frame. In order to achieve this, prepare your horse in the corner; activate the hind end and think of shoulder fore as you come through the corner. There is also a new score for transitions, so be sure to show a clear difference within the gait. In the Second Level Tests, we see the start of collected work. By this stage, the horse should be able to carry more weight on the hindquarters and show more uphill carriage. The tempo may be slower, due to more suspension at this level. Transitions between medium and collected gaits become even more important. Renvers and Travers are now four track movements, compared to the previous tests where they were three track. The score for a rein back includes marks for the horse’s willingness. Turn on the haunches should be ridden forward or in the direction of turn and never backwards. You will lose more points for a leg getting stuck and going backwards, than for a turn that is too big. Third Level Tests add the half pass and flying lead change. It is used to determine the horse’s ability to perform the medium and extended paces required at Second Level. The transition to and from collected gaits is equally important at Third Level. The use
Download the new tests to your mobile phone or iPad at www.equiapps.com Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 24
Here are some tips to remember: • It is courtesy to ride to the judge’s box before your test begins and tell the scribe your bridle number and which test you’re riding. After your test, you should ride forward far enough to thank the judge briefly before exiting.
• Do not enter the dressage court until the judge rings the bell. You then have 45 seconds to enter and begin your test.
of the double bridle is being carefully critiqued. Riders using double bridles will be marked down if the horse isn’t supple, isn’t showing power from the rear legs, or is dropping his back. If one rein is too loose or the rider shows no use, you will be marked down 1 point in every movement. It is advisable to use a snaffle bit if you don’t need a double bridle. All three tests in this level now include flying changes and beware—if the change is late in front or behind, you’ll get a five. At Fourth Level, the horse must actively carry the weight on the hind end which will be seen in walking half pirouette, canter quarter pirouette and multiple flying lead changes. By the time horse and rider reach this level, they should exhibit a high level of impulsion, suppleness, throughness, lightness and be on the bit. The horse’s
By the time horse and rider reach this level, they should exhibit a high level of impulsion, suppleness, throughness, lightness and be on the bit. transitions should be smooth and precise. All movements performed should be straight and show both cadence and energy. The new Fourth Level, Test Two asks for three changes, but with no count (near quarter line, near center line, near quarter line). Fourth Level, Test Three now calls for three changes every fourth stride. In addition, the half pirouettes have been changed to “working” half pirouettes, which are already included in the current Fourth Level Test Two. Make sure to ride the pirouette with a forward thinking mind, keeping it active and showing bend. In the collective marks at the end of the tests, the rider points have now been split into three categories. Instead of one mark, which was tripled, you now receive a mark each for: • Your position and seat • How correctly and effectively you use the aids • The harmony between you and your horse
• Take your time and think through each movement before performing it so you are ready. • Never salute with your whip in your hand, it can cause your horse to move and some judges perceive it as disrespectful • Practice your geometry in a arena with real dressage dimensions • *Note - riders may now carry one whip no longer than 47.2”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
German Dressage Trainer Susann Regalmuto studied for years with the legendary Egon Von Neindorff and earned her Bronze and Silver Certification in Germany. In the US she earned her USDF Trainer and Instructor Certification and became a member of APTI -The California Association of Professional Trainers and Instructors. She also is a USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist Ms. Regalmuto has trained numerous horses to win USDF and USEF Horse of the Year Awards and won several IALHA National and Regional Championship titles. Susann Regalmuto trains out of Middle Ranch, Lake View Terrace, Los Angeles, CA.
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Photos by: Bob Langrish, Cheri Prill, Rick Osteen
John & Simone Brown Bradenton, Florida ph: 941-322-4151 firstname.lastname@example.org
Legacy Love. Ride.
assion! Training in
Western • Huntseat • saddleseat Dressage • driving • halter
Nominated Signiﬁcant Sire
Multi-National Champion Spanish Andalusian Stallion
High point offered for Youth riders The Alliance is now including youth high point awards at all shows they sponsor. When you win the high point of the show you receive a ribbon and a 1-year membership to the Alliance. Rachel Frieman was the youth high point Rachel Frieman & Amuleto winner for the 2011 Rainbow Royal Rainbow Royal High Point Youth Rider show in Burbank, California. Rachel rode Amuleto, a horse she leases from owner Isabella Grigorian. Isabella also competed with Amuleto. Congratulations!
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We need submissions for articles to be included here, on our website, and our Alliance Youth facebook page. This month’s topic to be covered in your essay, is a favorite memory of an Iberian Horse (your memory can be real or imaginary). At the start of each month a topic will be chosen and the contest will be opened up to our youth to submit their essays. At the end of the month a winner will be chosen. The winner will be featured on our Facebook page, a picture of yourself and your essay will be posted so everyone can read the wonderfully written works of art that our youth put together.
I Am From by: Michelle Meyers
(based on the poem "I Am From" by: George Ella Lyon)
I am from the rope swing Swaying in the wind Left up in the hay loft Until we play again. From the willow trees out back And the pastures always green And with every new ride Comes a brand new memory. I am from the apples that we pick Every other fall And from Auntie Gails potato soup That warms me best of all From the greeting nickers of the morning And the hushed chewing of the night And from the barn swallows, Always in hectic flight. I am from the squeaky doors and dusty floors That always welcomes me home. And from the trapezoid of trust Where we never answer our phones. From the pool and the splashing To the laughter and the tears, Whenever I am with them They are always all ears.
Michelle Meyers riding Selwood Park Deneuve owned by Gareth A. Selwood.
Submit to Lauren and please include a photo. of yourself too!
Would anyone be interested in going to Breyerfest at the Kentucky Horse Park in July to support our breed? Please contact Lauren ASAP for more details at 818-919-4520 or email@example.com.
I am from these people Who know me best of all And no matter what happens They pick me up from when I fall They teach me and they guide me They tell me wrong from right And no matter what’s tomorrow Believe me, we can talk all night. And so we’ll continue to bloom Like a flower at noon, My dysfunctional barn family.
It has been confirmed by the BOD that there will be at least $1500 in scholarship money available for the high point youth riders at our 2011 Grand National show. If anyone would like to match these funds, contact Lauren LaVine. Qualifying classes will be posted on our website. Start practicing now!
Questions? contact Youth Coordinator Lauren Lavine: firstname.lastname@example.org or
818-919-4520 or go to www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com/youth-program. Special youth memberships are available for a price of $35 yearly. You do not have to have a horse to be a youth member with the Alliance. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 28
aster MMarketing your
by Kimberly Shogren-Choudhary
The decision to sell a horse usually isn’t an easy one. It’s filled with emotional ups and downs that despite a great variety of scenarios, always somehow end up with the same bottom line: Can you help me sell this horse? The answer can have as many solutions as there are scenarios; however the basic framework is the same. The following points of discussion occur when a seller contacts me to help them sell their horse
UNDERSTAND YOUR HORSE
UNDERSTAND YOUR MARKET
The first step in the sales process is to become an expert in what you're selling. So get to know your horse, and begin to see the horse from the prospective of a potential buyer. Start by researching the pedigree and understanding the positive points for several generations. If possible, try to find photographs of famous relatives, articles and show records. This type of documentation will help give your horse some validity. Additionally, research any past training that your horse may have received. For example, your horse may have spent a few months being started under saddle. Reach out to that trainer for a testimonial on how easy he/she was to start, and what possible potential your horse has for the future. Perhaps that trainer would be willing to send you a quick email that you could use as documentation to send to potential buyers. Also, staying connected with trainers and other professionals at the breed level could help you to network with buyers looking to purchase a horse just like yours. If your horse has not had formal training or is a youngster, try to find some positive potential that you can share with others. You can also reach out to a professional equine breed specific broker to help evaluate your horse if you are new to selling or would like an additional opinion. Brokers often work off of a 10% sales commission upon the sale of a horse and usually provide this type of evaluation of a prospective sale horse for free. Remember that potential buyers may not know you and they may not know the details about your horse, therefore you then become the expert on everything associated with your horse.
The second step in the sales process is to become an expert in where your horse fits among comparable horses in today’s market, and to define your eventual target market. Online resources make research much easier than ever before. Search filters on popular websites such as Dreamhorse.com, Equine.com and many more make it possible for you to filter criteria for horses similar to the one you have for sale. For example, you can multi-search for gender, age and ability, among many additional filter choices. The results of searching will give you an idea of asking prices for comparable horses. Be sure to take note of not only pricing, but also additional extras (such as two-for-one pricing, additional training or extra breedings) that other sellers are including with the sale of the horse. Also, search free websites, such as YouTube and Google, to gain additional insight about similar horses for sale. These websites are important because not all sellers have money to purchase traditional online ads, but still have their horses listed for sale online through these free mediums. Other helpful online research tools include breed specific websites, breeder websites and online equine magazines. Offline research can be done by viewing printed magazines, visiting breed shows and networking among other options. If you have questions on where your horse fits within the jungle of available horses for sale, professional equine breed specific trainers and brokers can help you understand what’s out there for sale. It’s important to note that given the downturn in the economy from years past, it’s no longer reasonable to assume that sale prices are what they once were. Therefore understanding market status and trends are as critical for new sellers as they are for existing professionals. Knowing as much about the competition as possible will increase your chances of selling your horse successfully.
The horse should look like it’s going into the ring at any given moment once advertising goes live.
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UNDERSTAND YOUR GOALS Now that you’ve evaluated your horse and have a good understanding of its market value, you’re ready for the third step in the sales process: setting of your own expectations. First, review your financial situation and why you want to sell your horse. If you need a quick sale, perhaps your asking price should be lower than the market value; also consider when you would like to have your horse sold. If you are promoting your breeding program, you might want to maintain a certain price point to avoid devaluing your program. Whatever your situation, you will want to consider financial resources prior to setting a price. Based on your previous research, financial needs and discussions with trainers/brokers, you should now be ready to set the asking price for your horse. If your price is higher than the market value, consider adding an added value feature such as free boarding, a free breeding or free future marketing to entice buyers to pay more. Remember that this price is based off of asking prices for comparable horses on the market and your financial resources. Therefore, you should not view this asking price as what you feel the value of the horse should be. I find that this is a major hurdle with sellers, and one that can often hinder the sales process. Sellers often fail to realize that buyers usually don’t care or consider the time and money that has been spent to get a horse to a certain point. Instead buyers, especially in today’s market, are looking for the best possible deal given their
requirements. It is highly recommended to contact a professional equine breed specific trainer or broker to discuss this point from an objective perspective. Having a good understanding of what you expect from this transaction will avoid some of the emotional turmoil involved in selling your horse.
UNDERSTAND YOUR ACTION PLAN The fourth step in the sales process is to prepare the horse for the sale, create your advertising and set up your presentation plan. The best way to approach preparation is to think of the actual sale presentation as a National Show competition. The judge is your potential buyer. The horse should look like it’s going into the ring at any given moment once advertising goes live because potential buyers may want to visit the horse. Understand that a potential buyer that comes to see your horse will have an impression based off of condition at the time of presentation. Therefore, give yourself some time to get the horse fit, at a correct weight and in overall good condition. Additional steps that should be considered are Spanish clips, shoes/hoof trimming and presentation skills. If you need a quick sale, still do your best to get your horse in a presentable condition for when potential buyers visit. During the preparation phase, consider sending your horse to a facility geared towards showing, training and sales. There are many benefits to this kind of approach to sales. These facilities work with trainers who
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understand how to present a horse to a judge, and will know how to present a horse to potential customers as well. Additionally, many times these facilities are associated with brokers who have access to buyers also looking for horses to purchase. Next, set up your advertising. This includes shooting photographs, capturing videos, creating sales videos and preparing any other documentation. Gathering this information also provides for a good “test run” for preparing your horse for presentation to potential customers. During your photograph/video sessions your horse should look its best, and it will help you determine the best way to present the horse for potential buyers. Be sure to highlight strengths and mention show records. Once your photos are taken and your videos are created, they are ready for YouTube and equine sales websites. Additionally, consider ads in breed/discipline specific publications, online discussion groups and in social media. Once your plan is complete, your advertising is live and your horse is ready, you should now be in a competitive position for selling your horse.
UNDERSTAND YOUR BUYER The fifth step in the sales process is to handle the potential buyer correctly when they contact you. First of all, be prompt and accommodating when returning phone calls and emails. Understand that in most cases, the purchase of a horse is a luxury item for the person who is making the purchase. More often than not, potential buyers have jobs outside of the equine world and therefore you must be flexible during the evening/weekend hours to answer their questions and plan for farm visits. Also, be prepared to answer some tough questions. For example, why are you selling this horse? That question comes up in nearly every conversation and is sometimes difficult to answer. I always tell my clients to be honest with potential buyers, as my philosophy is that each horse finds its own way to their destined home. Also, get to know the buyer on a personal level. Really try to understand what they are looking for and if your horse is a good match. Creating a strong bond on both ends leads to happy, long term customers. When the potential buyer comes out to your farm, be sure to give them the importance that they deserve. Chances are this horse is a big purchase for the buyer, so make them feel welcome. Once you get to the final offer on your horse, be willing to negotiate for the right circumstance. These days more and more sellers are offering year long (or longer) interest free payment plans to help buyers with financing. Usually in those cases sellers require insurance be paid to the seller in case of unforeseen circumstances. Handling your potential buyers in an appropriate fashion not only helps you sell the current horse, but also fosters future connections for additional opportunities.
WHAT’S NEXT The final step in the sales process is to look beyond the current sale. Once you have sold the horse you are trying to sell, stop and put thought into your experience and what your next steps are. If you are purchasing another horse, then use your experience to choose our next purchase carefully. With long term clients I am often involved in making purchase/breeding decisions as well as sales strategy consultations, because the most successful way to sell a horse is to start out with a good, marketable horse. Horses with recognizable bloodlines (vs obscure non-proven bloodlines) that are proven show winners have greater chances of being recognized with a larger pool of potential buyers. Sellers who are in the market long term are advised to keep with the same messaging year after year. This strategy hinges on the fact that sellers should be focused with a set of strong, long term goals instead of trendy fads. Also, sellers are encouraged to partner with trainers that share in goals and that can consistently keep horses in top positions at shows. Again, receiving recognition at shows demonstrates “quality” beyond just a seller’s opinion. After your horse has been sold, considering long term plans is the best way to secure future sales. In conclusion, whether your goal is to sell one horse or sell many horses over a period of time, following the basic structure for the sales process will help make the experience a positive one for everyone.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kimberly Shogren-Choudhary is a successful sales and marketing executive working in various industries such as QSR, Automotive, Logistics, Event Management, Healthcare, and Equine Marketing for over 15 years. Her primary focus has been in the development and execution of sales strategies leading to ongoing client relationships. Efforts in Equine Marketing have led to profits of several million dollars for clients worldwide.
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pin oaK CHarity HorSe SHow March 23–April 3 • www.pinoak.org
by Linda Blalock Crull
Great Southwest Equestrian Center – Katy, Texas Beneﬁting Texas Children’s Hospital , West Campus and Houston’s Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms Pin Oak's Show Chair for the Andalusian and Lusitano breeds LInda Graham and Amuleto VO, who garnered the most points of any Lusitano at the show.
The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is one of the nation’s largest and longest running horse shows, celebrating its 66th consecutive year in 2011. It is also the first-ever recipient of the United State Equestrian Federation Heritage Award. The Andalusian and Lusitano were very well represented with a total of 39 outstanding horses among the 1,000 horses entered over the 10-day show. Of that number, eight were Lusitanos. This is the seventh year that Pin Oak has held Andalusian and Lusitano classes. Qualifying Andalusian and Lusitano classes were held the first week of the show with many of the championship classes featured on Saturday night during the BBVA Compass Ringside Gala Dinner. With four show arenas containing classes for American Saddlebreds, Welsh Ponies, United Mountain Horses, Hunters and Jumpers, and Irish Draught Horses, the Andalusians were always in the main arena where they were best displayed. Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Xperto, a Lusitano stallion owned by Haras Dos Cavaleiros, and shown by Tiago Ernesto, was both also offers prize money in Champion Stallion and Champion Dressage Sport its championship classes, a Horse in Hand in the Andalusian/Lusitano division. rarity for Andalusian and Lusitano shows. Besides the horses being shown, there was a fabulous “Lusitano Lounge” in front of the Sponsors’ Club, underwritten by Carmina Zamorano González and Rafael Chávez Monzón’s Haras Dos Cavaleiros as Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s first-ever International Hospitality Sponsors. The Lounge featured a very large screen TV showing Lusitanos in action and several people available to answer questions about the Lusitano. Hara Dos Cavaleiros stabled seven of their magnificent imported Lusitano stallions adjacent to the lounge, and booked “Luxury Ride” appointments throughout the show to give interested parties a taste of the Lusitano under saddle. Haras Dos Cavaleiros also presented a torchlit Working Equitation demonstration on Saturday evening featuring Tiago Ernesto on Oceano, with the goal of sponsoring Working Equitation at Pin Oak in the future. Marta Renilla of Woodlands
Judge: Jim Havelhurst, Oregon City, OR for the Andalusian & Lusitano Classes
Photos by Casey McBride
Equestrian Club gave a Grand Prix Dressage exhibition on Viviano, owned by Rancho La Passion. Scott and Sarah Wehrmann of Double Diamond Ranch, Blair, Nebraska get the long distance travel award, as they promoted the Azteca with their booth. Andalusian and Lusitano sponsors Bellatrix REA and her owner Lexi Odell captured both High contributed nearly $35,000 Point Andalusian and High Point to the show this year, Junior Exhibitor awards. and were rewarded by complimentary food and drinks in the Sponsor’s Club, culminating in a seated ringside Gala Dinner on Saturday night during the Carole and Jim Looke $30,000 Grand Prix jumper event, one of two Olympic qualifiers held at Pin Oak. High Point Andalusian was Bellatrix REA owned and trained by Lexi Odell who also won High Point Exhibitor. Amazingly, Bellatrix won in halter and performance while 9 months pregnant! Although there was no award for High Point Lusitano, that honor went to Amuleto VO, owned and shown by Linda Graham. Champion Dressage Sport Horse in Hand: Xperto, owned by Haras Dos Cavaleiros Best Movement: Saltador ORO 1, owned by Walter & Judy Henslee and Gina Rae Hogan Champion Stallion: Xperto, owned by Haras Dos Cavaleiros Champion Mare: Dulcinea PBH, owned by Pam Hines Half Andalusian Dressage SH: Valiente Corazon Champion Native Tack and Attire: Farandola MC, owned by Francine Dismukes Champion English Pleasure Hunt Seat: Farandola MC, owned by Francine Dismukes Champion Dressage Suitability: Farandola MC, owned by Francine Dismukes Champion English Show Hack: Farandola MC, owned by Francine Dismukes Champion Western Pleasure: Farandola MC, owned by Francine Dismukes
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March 4–6 • www.cal-aha.org
by Nancy Latta
Los Angeles Equestrian Center – Burbank, California
the year, 95 horses participated through out the weekend with the March 4-6th was the date of Rainbow Royal, CAL-AHA¹s youngest exhibitor, Taylor (age 6 months) riding and many of us first show of the 2011 show season. The show was held at the baby boomers+ participating as well. LAEC under blue skies with temperatures The Alliance sponsored and provided in the mid-70¹s; which was perfect for the Alliance High Point Purebred Horse of red, white and blue sash ribbons for the horses and exhibitors the show: Ambicioso 2 - Owned and shown by Anita Harkness High Point Award for the high point Pure The 3-day event featured a full Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse and Partbred Andalusian/Lusitano horse slate of classes for Pure and Partbred of the show: Fuego Amor - Owned by of the show. Andalusians/Lusitanos, Pure and Partbred Monica Stock and Angela Tinsley. The combination of the positive Friesians, Saddlebreds, and classes open to energy of show management, enthusiastic all breeds in english, western, saddle seat, exhibitors of all ages, and most of all the wonderful horses ... a dressage hack, costume, egg and spoon, dollar bill bareback, trail, great time was had by all. driving and liberty to name a few. Even though it was early in
Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse of the show: Fuego Amor - Owned by Monica Stock and Angela Tinsley.
Youth riders on their Andalusians enjoy the Rainbow Royal show in Burbank, California.
al Sol SHow March 18-20
Canterbury Showplace – Newberry, Florida
Alliance High Point Purebred Horse of the show: Ambicioso 2 - Owned and shown by Anita Harkness
Alliance High Point Purebred Horse of the show: Lucea BR - Owned by LeslieAnn Weiler Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse of the show: Orlando SG - Owned by Gareth A Selwood
A great week of horse showing, shopping and learning took place in March at the beautiful Canterbury Showplace in Newberry, Florida. Fiesta Florida, a PRE division hosted by the Foundation for the Pure Spanish Horse, started the event off as beautiful Pure Spanish horses from all over the East coast competed in the main pavilion. During the second day, a USDF/USEF Dressage show took place outside under beautiful sunny skies with Andalusians, Lusitanos, PRE’s and partbreds all competing in open competition. Leesa Neero’s Al Sol Show began Saturday with Friesians and Andalusians showing in a full division of halter Alliance High Point Andalusian Horse and performance judged by Grace Greenlee. Bruno of the show: Lucea BR - Owned by LeslieAnn Weiler Gonzales and Tina Christiani-Veder presented their beautiful horses in a display and clinic of classical riding on Saturday night. Championship performance classes rounded out the event on Sunday with many people doing their last minute shopping at El Sueno Español with Lisa Cardinaels before driving home. Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 35
Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse of the show: Orlando SG - Owned by Gareth A Selwood
Florida St Baroque Horse Championships Feb 15-16
Bob Thomas Equestrian Center – Tampa, Florida
Alliance High Point Purebred Horse of the show: Lucea BR - Owned by LeslieAnn Weiler Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse of the show: Orlando SG - Owned by Gareth A Selwood
Andalusian horses were back at the Florida State Fair this 2011 after an absence of several years. The weather was perfect and the spectators were appreciative of all the beautiful horses and followed many back to the barn between performances. The horse show was shared this year with the Friesian breed and everyone helped each other and had a great time. Nancy Nathanson of Santa Ynez, Ca, acted as Show Secretary and Announcer, keeping the crowd interested and informed with her knowledge and passion for the breed. Grace Greenlee judged with Cecile Hetzel-Dunn stewarding. We are excited to be invited back for 2012 Alliance High Point Andalusian Horse and hope to have many more entries of the show: Lucea BR - Owned by take advantage of this great venue LeslieAnn Weiler for the breed.
Alliance High Point Half Andalusian Horse of the show: Orlando SG - Owned by Gareth A Selwood
We have had quite a few questions about how to qualify for the Nationals in St. Louis. All of these shows as well as any other IALHA, Foundation, ANCCE or other recognized breed show will qualify participants for the Grand National show in St. Louis. If you are having a show, please let us know so we can add it to our website. For more information or to see the current list, visit our website regional show page: www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com/regional-shows
Baroque Horse Florida State Championship • February 15-16 Tampa, Florida Rainbow Royal Horse Show • March 4-6 Burbank, California Al Sol Fiesta Florida • March 19-20 Newberry, Florida Fiesta of the Spanish Horse Charity Horse Show • May 4-8 Burbank, California Baroque Horse Florida Regional Championship • May 6-8 Newberry, Florida Surf & Sun • June 11-12 Del Mar, California The Baroque Horse of the Midwest Summer Show • June 17-19 Elkhorn, Wisconsin Baroque Solstice Horse Show • June 23-26 Auburn, Washington Buckeye Baroque Summer Jubilee • June 25-26, 2011 Wilmington, Ohio Canadian National Andalusian Show • July 22, 23 and 24 Chilliwack, BC, Canada ERAHC Region 6 Open Dressage and A/L Show • July 22-24 South Hadley, MA The Baroque Horse of the Midwest Regional Championship • July 29-31 Elkhorn, Wisconsin Cal-AHA Region 1 Championships • August 11-14 Burbank, California Missouri State Fair Show • August 18 Sedalia, Missouri Feria del Caballos • Aug 19-21 City of Industry, California PRE Nationals Celebration • Aug 30-Sep 4 Las Vegas, Nevada ERAHC Classic Open Dressage and A/L Show • September 1-4 Lexington, Virginia RMIHC Regional Championships • September 9-11 Castle Rock, Colorado
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DANCING HORSES PART TWO
by Dr. Walter de la Brosse
Part two of a three part series about Iberian Dancing Horse classes.
e come to that part of the Charro Pleasure class, which will represent 70% of the final score. This "atuendo" (tack & attire) is mandated in five categories by the Federacion Mexicana Nacional de Charros. Formed in Mexico City in 1933, this Federation is the rule and guiding light for the Mexican national sport, charreria. Their mission is very This is an excellent example of similar to our USEF. "atuendos,” on foot and mounted. The "atuendo" five categories are: 1. ATUENDO de FAENA: Seen in almost all competitions. It is essentially "Working" combination. Always clean, polished, starched, & immaculate. (See examples in vol. 1, issue 1 of Alliance Source.) 2. ATUENDO de MEDIAGALA: Medium elegance, slightly more ornate than FAENA, often used in combination with some FAENA elements, this is more ornate and detailed than FAENA, seen very commonly in regular competitions. Atuendo de Media-Gala (medium 3. ATUENDO de elegance) more handsome/ ornamented than faena GALA: Elegance, this type of combination would not normally be seen in weekly competitions. Denotes greater importance, such as regional championships. Much more detailed effort. 4. ATUENDO de GRAN GALA: Great elegance", very ornate, but tasteful. Most commonly noted will be the presence of embroidery, either in plata(silver) or pita(maguey fiber). Very tailored and presented with great care, competitions of major importance. (examples in Victor Pozzo demonstrates bowing movement final article) on Long Reins. Illustrates clearly the equipment required for the “Long Reining” class. 5. ATUENDO de ETIQUETA: Very formal, most refined and elegantly tailored. Not at all used for competition. Would be seen in weddings, funerals and state affairs.
Any of the above atuendo, except ETIQUETA, might be used by a competitor in Charro Pleasure, Long Reining, Passage, Piaffe (Dancing Horse), or, Spanish Walk. Specific considerations: suit, shirt, tie, buttons (3 at sleeve), belt, buckle, hat, saddle, bridle, bit, spurs, reins, cinch, serape, quirt, saddle bags, pistol holster, breast collar and chaps.
Not one of us, who has ever started a horse, add a movement, has ever not used long lines. Long lines, or Long Reining, is not new. Sometime around 372 BC, Xenophon wrote, The Art of Horsemanship. Long reining was described and explained. An early etching in that text, illustrates a warrior, holding a lance and long reins, attached to a bowing horse. Horsemen throughout the years, such as those from the Spanish Riding School and Saumur, used and advanced the art. This creative instinct of horsemen, gives us a format for this competition. Desired gaits (movements) for the aforementioned competition, as they relate to our series, The Dancing Horse Division, are as follows: • Walk, Trot, Canter • Shoulder-In, Travers, Renvers, Half-Pass • Turn on the Haunches, Pirouette • Passage, Piaffe, Spanish Walk • Levade and Bow These and others are at the discretion of the competitor. ATTIRE - formal top hat & tails, traditional Spanish, Portuguese, Charro or, Hunt attire are considered appropriate. BRIDLES - dressage, Spanish, Portuguese, Charro or Hunt (with matching attire) with snaffle bit. Cavessons are most appropriate with these types of bridles. SURCINGLE - leather with crupper (optional), traditional surcingle with saddle pad & breast plate may be used with traditional attire. LONG REINS - leather, webbing or rope, must be clean and in good condition. WHIP - is optional, if used, must be a whip that is suitable for long reining a horse, and, is easily manageable
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Be sure to check out the full list of rules for these classes available at the Alliance website: www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com/member-forms
CLASS C LASS PATTERN
All competitors will enter the arena. Horse/rider will be inspected individually in the warm-up/holding area. Each competitor will then ride the pattern, no exceptions. Competitor will be asked to execute PASSAGE from cone A to cone B, turn left and walk to holding area at the far end. After each competitor has completed cones A to B in preassigned order, PASSAGE will be executed in that same order from cone C to cone D, again turning left and go to holding area. They will line up head to tail in that order, to wait for the completion of judging.
Points to remember: competitor needs to balance the energy of the horse from hindquarters to front. Horse should be accepting of the bit and requests from the competitor, movements should be correct, throughout. Evaluate capabilities as relates to more complex movements. What we would not want to see: loss of balance and harmony, horse drags itself forward on the forehand, resistance to the bit, poor or incomplete execution of the required movements. Lack of physical capabilities and desire for more complex movements. JUDGING CRITERIA JUDGING CRITERIA,, are calculated at the end of each Attire & Tack, will follow much the same format as LONG presentation. Scorecards are made available at the end of each REINING. Mixing of tack and attire, should not be accepted. competition. Scoring, will use the same parameters as LONG Scoring is as follows: The serape, cincha, REINING, i.e., from 10 Excellent to 0 Not Executed. It quarta & rienda, 10 Excellent should be noted that movements that are not completed will carefully color and 9 Very Good pattern coordinated. receive a score of -10. 8 Good These items are It should clearly be understood, based on USEF, DR mandatory on all 7 Rather Good atuendos. Color, 114-31: irregular steps with the hind legs, swinging on the 6 Satisfactory style and pattern forehand or the quarters from one side to the other, as well as coordination 5 Sufficient jerky movements of the forelegs or the hind legs, or, dragging make for a more 4 Insufficient complete/correct the hind legs are serious faults. picture. 3 Rather Bad As we move into what is the "Dancing Horse" phase of Thanks to East 2 Bad Valley Feed & Tack our competition, I have to remember what one of my early eastvalleytack.com 1 Very Bad riding masters, Olympic Gold in Jumping & 0 Not Executed Bronze in Three Day, General Humberto
PASSAGE A spectacular trot, in slow motion, the horse moves with much elevation, and, great cadence; there is a definite moment of suspension, almost prolonged, as, one diagonal pair of legs, reposes on the ground, with the opposing diagonal, is suspended in the air. Horse dances from one diagonal to another, progressing slowly but majestically with pure rhythmic steps. The neck should be raised and arched, with head vertical. The old masters, Pulvinel, de la Gueriniere, Comte D'Aure, etc.,indicated that the foot of the foreleg in suspension had to reach about the middle of the cannon bone in support, and, the hind foot in suspension, to the fetlock joint of the other hind leg. Chardonnay in passage. (owned
by Marta Kauffman) Photo courtesy Jaye Cherry, taken by Cherie Quinto
“It is not selecting the right breed, rather it is selecting the right horse from the breed!” Mariles Garcia said, “It is not selecting the right breed, rather, it is selecting the right horse from the breed!”
about the author
Dr. de la Brosse is a distinguished judge, holding cards in many divisions and will also be judging the “Dancing Horse” and Qualifying Show classes at the Alliance Grand National Championship Show in 2011. National Championship classes offered include Charro Attire (Pleasure), Spanish Walk, Long Lining, Piaffe and Passage.
The author would like to acknowledge East Valley Feed & Tack and MundoCharro magazine for their assistance with images used in this article.
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by Douglas Griffis
There is something about the outside of a
horse that is good for the inside of a man. -Winston Churchill
e should consider ourselves very lucky. We have the means to conduct high schooling at our fingertips every day. With the Iberian horse, everything is possible. Haute École or High School movements are as natural to the breed at play as delight is to a child. Iberian horses at play show many movements of high school that are natural movements to the breed; Dancing Horses indeed! I am a proponent of the basics. A solid foundation is essential to the successful training of horse and rider. As simple as it may seem to most experienced riders and trainers, mastering the horse’s movements at the most rudimentary levels pays off big dividends compared to the effort involved. The clarification of Haute École (High School) for the purposes of this article will be “movements that transcend contemporary Grand Prix Dressage.” This is not to say that the elements of Grand Prix riding will be disregarded. To the contrary, they are essential to High School riding; perfection in straightness, contact, suppleness, impulsion, high collection, balances, lightness and response to the aids, and absolute communication between horse and rider. (F. R. de la Gueriniere 1731) No form of advanced training can be successful with out these elements present. To do otherwise is to run the risk of degrading these movements to mere tricks and false, incompatible, horsemanship and a danger to the horse. Rather, we will examine more advanced movements that are usually referred to as the “Airs” and circus movements. The trainer must be progressive, collaborative, energetic, and above all possess a high degree of patience and fortitude to achieve pure High School movements. There are some “tricks” that can be employed to simulate high school movements, but they produce only tricks and not correct movements natural to the horse and can be detrimental to the horse’s health. I strive to be as true to classic riding as is possible and with out adulteration. Yet, there are a multitude of approaches that can be used to achieve the trainer’s goals and I embrace many and a working philosophy must be essential to those goals and non-exclusive. To be sure, the basis of the most, if not all Haute École is the Piaffe. Piaffe can be produced with systematic, concise transitions between halt, trot, and halt. The rider/trainer must remember that the repetition of exercises is a means to an end and should not be reduced to duplication by rote ad nausea. Each step in the transitions must be a continuum of the first in exactness, control, and correctness. Also, the steps should be an improvement and extension of the previous ones. This improves performance exponentially as horse and rider progress. If conducted properly, the energy produced will increase to a critical point which (if not controlled) will result in a meltdown by horse and/or rider. This must be avoided at all costs. Control of the
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If the art were not so difﬁcult we would have plenty of good riders
and excellently ridden horses. But as it is that the art requires, in addition to everything else, character traits that are not combined in everyone: inexhaustible patience, ﬁrm perseverance under stress, and courage combined with quiet alertness. If the seed is present, only a true, deep love for the horse can develop these character traits to the height that alone will lead to the goal. -Gustav Steinbrecht (1808–85)
energy is crucial. The trainer is responsible for maintaining a pleasurable and agreeable training environment. When we are ready for true high school performance, the explosiveness developed by this systematic training can be unleashed in brilliant display. This is a treat to the heart and soul to even the uninitiated observer. Witness the popularity of the Circus, equestrian exhibitions and competitions world wide. So now, let’s dance the Piaffe. To begin with, the practice of Piaffe should be done at the end of the training session. The horse and rider will then be warmed up and communicating adequately. However, the horse should have sufficient energy left to perform the exertion required from piaffe. A series of transitions from halt to trot to halt should be performed in quick succession. When halting, we should not be too concerned with the horse being square at the halt, but the engagement of the hindquarters. The rider must sit deep into the saddle and drive the haunches under the horse into the halt. The forehand can not be allowed to fall down moreover. The rider should slightly raise the rein hand(s) as if picking the forehand up. This will compress the horses frame and produce the energy required for piaffe (and correspondingly the passage) and induce the high collection necessary for piaffe. An analogy would be compressing a spring. When the two ends of a spring are brought together, the energy produced will look for a way to escape the pressure. The horse reacts the same way. This energy in most cases will be released by the horse upwardly. Use caution here! Tact should be used to avoid any conflict during these procedures. With the halt produced in such a way, this energy must be released allowing the horse to move forward. This allows the energy to be transformed into the gait we seek; the trot. In phases, the trot must be allowed to move forward strongly and reduced by measure to a trot in place. At this juncture, we
should be satisfied with a few steps of piaffe and immediately allow the horse to walk on a long rein with light contact and offer a reward. As these simple transitions progress, the halt will be eliminated and should be replaced by transitions between working trot to piaffe to working trot, and extended trot and back down through these transitions thus allowing the gait to remain pure and strong even in place. This is piaffe in its simplest form. Yet, you should not underestimate the complexity of the movement. Piaffe takes a keen sense of the horse’s abilities and the prudence to channel them into constructive work. There is no replacement for an experienced trainer to assist the novice in this pursuit. There are many pitfalls to be encountered in the training processes of Haute École and discretion is the rule of thumb. I believe that horsemanship is art, science, and showmanship all wrapped up in an organic whole. What I describe in my work is compiled from many years of riding, training, exhibition, and observation and is set forth as a guide only. My intent is not to re-write historical horsemanship or to “convert anyone to my philosophies,” but to offer some knowledge as a reference for the reader. At times, I can be outspoken and sometimes irreverent. I mean no harm by this and hope that the reader will grant me some latitude.
about the author
Douglas Griffis began working on the Royal Lipizzan Show in 1971 at the age of 17 with the likes of the Bale family, the Smahas and Albert Ostermier, to name a few. This experience instilled a lifelong passion for classical horsemanship and the Andalusian horse. He spent four years studying under Dorita Koynot– Humpries and also worked with Dianne Olds and Tom Vaulter before joining the Lipizzan Show and touring for five seasons. Next came the Kingdom of the Dancing Stallions and after the Kingdom closed, Douglas trained, bred and showed Andalusians in multiple disciplines; dressage, High School Exibitions, parades and hunt seat. Douglas was then approached by Medieval Times and worked as Head Trainer at the Florida location. Shortly after his return to California, tragedy struck, and he was permanently disabled by a fall off a horse and forced to stop riding and training in 2003. After seven years and a few surgeries, Douglas is once again back in the saddle and works at Mastering Abilities Riding Equines, a therapeutic riding center for the handicapped, as a trainer and consultant in marketing, fundraising and conditioning. He and his wife currently reside in Bakersfield, CA.
©Douglas Griffis 2011 reproduced by artist’s consent only.
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TRAINER’S DIRECTORY REGAL EQUESTRIAN
CHOICE SHOW HORSES
Training Services: Lessons, specializing in children of all ages and amateurs. Training for all disciplines.
Meghan Holt Training Stable
(805) 304-5052 Somis, CA email@example.com
Meghan has been involved in riding and showing since the age of 2. Her training philosophy is simple - take your time to reach your goals - a happy horse is a winning horse. She has won multiple Regional and National titles in a multitude of disciplines using this approach. She offers training and instruction in Hunt Seat, Saddle Seat, Driving, Halter and Western Pleasure and is always willing to help amateur and youth riders.
Located at Middle Ranch, a full service facility with a covered arena and several outdoor lighted arenas. Specializing in Baroque breeds in any discipline, all levels. Numerous Regional and National Championship titles, USDF Certiﬁed Instructor and Trainer, USDF Silver and Bronze Medalist. Wonderful atmosphere, excellent customized training program for you and your horse!
(714) 715-5953 Yorba Linda, CA PhancyFilly@aol.com www.horsesoftherenaissance.com Boarding, Training, Dressage, all levels, Exhibitions, Costume, hunt, western, full service facility, breeding AI & collection on-site lab.
Services offered: Alta Escuela, Doma Vaquera, Show Hack, Open Dressage through Grand Prix. Many National Champions, Piaffe a specialty. No colts started. 20 years experience, small show string, so lots of individual attention.
ANDA USIA N S
Spanish Legacy offers training in all disciplines, including halter, western, english, driving and dressage. After years of successful show seaons and numerous National Championship wins, we are “going pro” in 2011; and welcome show horses in training for the 2011 show season.
Leigh Anne Romans Training
(816) 678-5807 Lee’s Summit, MO firstname.lastname@example.org www.coronarealshowhorses.com Leigh Anne offers a complete spectrum of training services including Halter, Western, Hunter, Saddle Seat and Driving. A graduate of William Woods University, she works with all breeds of horses. She has the ability to enhance each horse’s natural talent with kind and thoughtful training, and has taken many horses to Regional and National championships.
KIR-AIM ANDALUSIANS EQUINE EXPRESSIONS Elly Sager (863) 427-0918 Kissimmee, FL
Training of the horse and rider from basic horsemanship to classical dressage. Freelance trainer, specializing in bringing horse and rider together.
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Dave & Gloria Hennen
Paciﬁc Dressage, LLC offers classical dressage training for Andalusian and Lusitano equines and their owners. Dedicated to providing a well rounded program designed for each horse and rider combination which may include private lessons, schooling of equine by trainer, piaffe/ passage/Spanish walk clinics with Alfredo Hernandez, attending rated shows, trail rides and quadrille. Claudia is ﬂuent in Spanish.
(941) 322-4151 Bradenton, FL email@example.com
CORONA REAL SHOW HORSES
PACIFIC DRESSAGE Claudia Roberts
(818) 256-6080 Lake View Terrace, CA claudia@paciﬁcdressage.com www.paciﬁcdressage.com
Gareth A Selwood Training All DisciplinesInstruction All Seats Appraisals-Judging-Consulting www.SelwoodPark.com www.Gareth-Selwood.com
John & Simone Brown
CLASSIC LEGACY Frances Carbonnel
(720) 979-3120 Elizabeth, CO firstname.lastname@example.org www.classicallegacy.com
(262) 325-0283 Newberry, FL email@example.com www.selwoodpark.com
SPANISH LEGACY ANDALUSIANS
RENAISSANCE ANDALUSIANS Alexandria Vilardi
(818) 919-4520 Burbank, CA firstname.lastname@example.org www.lavineequestrian.com
(951) 515-7133 Los Angeles, CA email@example.com www.susannregalmuto.com
LAVINE EQUESTRIAN Lauren LaVine
Success ... when you’re ready, the choice is clear. With over 160 National Titles and still going strong, we are dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Full service facility offering halter and performance training and lessons. Very successful amateur program, now accepting horses for the 2011 season!
California California California
(951) 316-6994 (951) 587-7538 Simi Valley, CA firstname.lastname@example.org www.choiceshowhorses.com
SELWOOD PARK Gareth Selwood
Warren Mather & Amber Lentz
(636) 337-0415 Hillsboro, MO email@example.com www.kiraimandalusians.com Fun? Excitement? Results? Driving and Halter training. Using the principles of lifelong horsemen, Kir-Aim prides themselves on developing horses and owners who not only achieve show ring accolades, but also enjoy each other long after those show years. Year after year, horse after horse, they consistently bring home top National honors.
B. KATE STABLES
(206) 799-1050 Vashon, WA firstname.lastname@example.org www.bkatestables.com We offer programs tailored to your needs, from starting a youngster to national competition in Halter, Show Hack, English and Western. In 2010, we were honored to train and present multiple Canadian national champion purebred and half-Andalusian halter and performance horses, and the USEF Regional and Paciﬁc-Rim Half-Andalusian Horse of the Year.
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SALES HORSE SHOWCASE
name: CR Mai Tai breed: Half-Andalusian IALHA #H007687 sire/dam: KA Tabasco (PRE) × Mai Maria (Arabian/Dutch Harness Horse) foaled: 01 June 2010 color: Bay (will grey) sex: Filly price: $10,000 owner: Corona Real Show Horses, Lee’s Summit, MO contact: Leigh Anne Romans-Warlen phone: (816) 678-5807 FAX (816) 697-6671 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.coronarealshowhorses.com This filly is incredibly talented! She has the attitude and the talent from both her parents—she will be something special! Her sire is the spectacular KA Tabasco (Santiago × Kahlua). Her dam is by the Dutch Harness Horse Majesteit (a grandson of the great World Champion Harlem Globetrotter), and out Marysia, a royally-bred Arabian.
name: breed: sire/dam: foaled: color: sex: price: owner: contact: phone: email: website:
Cobalto Purebred Andalusian IALHA #13649(S) Zorro × Palida 20 April 2008 Grey Stallion $20,000 Corona Real Show Horses, Lee’s Summit, MO
Leigh Anne Romans-Warlen (816) 678-5807 FAX (816) 697-6671 email@example.com www.coronarealshowhorses.com
This amazing stallion has all the beauty of his grandsire Palido and all the talent of his mother, a mare with multiple national championships. With balanced movement and an upright carriage, he will make anyone a fantastic competitor in the show ring.
name: CR Gloriosa breed: Half-Andalusian IALHA #H007090 sire/dam: KA Tabasco (PRE) × Supremely Superfine (Am . Saddlebred) foaled: 31 Mar 2009 color: Chestnut Roan (will grey) sex: Mare price: $10,000 owner: Corona Real Show Horses, Lee’s Summit, MO contact: Leigh Anne Romans-Warlen phone: (816) 678-5807 FAX (816) 697-6671 email: firstname.lastname@example.org website: www.coronarealshowhorses.com This beautifully-bred mare got the best of her Andalusian sire, the spectacular KA Tabasco, and her Saddlebred dam. Gloriosa was the 2010 Alliance US Grand National Champion-Partbred Liberty. See website for her video.
name: RC Salvador breed: Iberian Warmblood (Andalusian / TB) foaled: 8 years old color: Grey sex: Gelding price: $15,000 owner: Chuck O’Donnell phone: (323) 481-1467 email: email@example.com Multiple National Championship titles in halter and performance - has remained undefeated in National competition so far. Started over fences and on changes. Salvador is very quiet and suitable for an adult amateur or youth rider. He safe over fences and out on the trail. He has considerable dressage training and is currently schooling first level. Salvador has also been used for lessons and is tolerant and kind with no vices. He is ready to continue competing and winning! Video is available - call or email for links. Contact Chuck O’Donnell firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-481-1467.
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SALES HORSE SHOWCASE
name: breed: sire/dam: foaled: color: sex: price: owner: contact: phone: email: website:
RA Casanova Purebred Andalusian #12579(S) Fandango del Sol x Jalea D June 10, 2008 Bay Stallion $16,000 Rothrock Andalusians
Cara Rothrock (815)674-8885 email@example.com www.rothrockandalusians.com
This young stallion is a sweetheart with lots of mane and tail and beautiful movement. He currently has 90 days training under saddle and is ready to go to his new home to be finished up in the discipline of your choice! His movement would be best suited for English or dressage, but he has such a willing heart and mind that he would do whatever you ask of him. Visit our website to see video of Casanova and to see the other foals and horses we have available for sale.
name: Shaunna MHF breed: Purebred Andalusian sire/dam: Teodoro, out of imported Paco Lazo mare color: Bay sex: Mare owner: Andalusians of Forest Cave, Nashville, TN contact: Georgia Dunn phone: (615) 969-8689 email: ForestCaveHorses@gmail.com Gorgeous TEODORO PRE Daughter FOR SALE “SHAUNNA MHF” is out of an imported PACO LAZO mare and stands 15.2 hands tall. She is a proven breeder, broke to ride and is true show quality. Her beautiful yearling colt by CARBONADO MHF is also available for purchase. A 2011 free breeding of SHAUNNA to the fantastic black DOCTOR son “CARBONADO MHF“ is available with her purchase.
RA Comandante PRE Andalusian 13472(S) Santiago x Clavija III June 2, 2009 Rose Grey Stallion $18,000
name: breed: sire/dam: foaled: color: sex: price: owner: contact: phone: email: website:
Cara Rothrock (815)674-8885 firstname.lastname@example.org www.rothrockandalusians.com
owner: contact: phone: email:
Georgia Dunn (615) 969-8689 ForestCaveHorses@gmail.com
Comandante is the full brother to RA Devante, Multi-National Champion and Undefeated Jr. Stallion. Both Sire, Santiago, and Dam, Clavija III were Grand Champion halter horses. Comandante has the looks, movement, and attitude that will take him as far as you want to go with him! He should mature to be well over 16 hands, he is currently 15.1 as a 2 year old! He is eligible for inscription with ANCCE, futurity nominated with IALHA, and registered for life points with USEF. Visit our website to see video of RA Comandante and to see the other foals and horses we have available for sale.
Andalusians of Forest Cave, Nashville, TN
For Sale Sons and Daughters of CARBONARDO MHF - PRE Andalusian Stallion BREEDINGS to and PROGENY of this magnificent stallion are available for sale. He is the only black son of the famous sire “DOCTOR” and the legendary mare “ITACA III’’. For exceptional movement and conformation that is passed on ... breed to CARBONADO or select one of his gorgeous babies! Breeding fee $2000 purebreds /others $1,000 Also available: VICTORIA MHF A BEAUTIFUL MAHOGONY BAY PUREBRED ANDALUSIAN MARE. PACKAGE AVAILABLE BRED TO CARBONADO MHF.
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You have to pay ... to play ... to win! OBELISCO MAC
Nominated Significant Sire, Obelisco’s breeding sold at auction for $3100. The resulting foal will be eligible to enter the auction class for
A CHANCE TO WIN OVER
Go to www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com/significant-sires to learn how to enroll your stallion in this exciting program! Alliance Source Magazine • May 2011 • page 48
DESTINEE 2008 Registered Lusitano Filly by Dressage Stallion Ole Dan, and maternal grandfather FEI Stallion Quarteto do Top. Destinee is very trainable and was recently started under saddle. She has three beautiful correct gaits and a natural extension at the trot.
Allison Mathy USDF GOLD MEDALIST FEI TRAINER AND COMPETITOR
ESTEVOAU 2009 Registered Lusitano Colt by Dressage Stallion Maquiavello and Grandfather, USDF Third Level Horse of the Year, Nimbus Do Mirante. Comprised of the ideal cross of Veiga and Andrade Bloodlines, with the amazing Firme on his sireâ€™s side, Estevoau will mature into a magnificent example of his breed and heritage. Estevoau has very expressive gaits and is already 15.2 hands and growing.
Located at: Flying Cloud Farm 1200 Jacobsen Lane Petaluma, CA 94954
858-401-2668 email@example.com www.lyricdressage.com
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Falcon –CEN 16.3 PRE stallion Delegado MAC × Tarbilla
stud fees: $1,500 purebred mares $900 non-Andalusian mares
Rancho Vazquez Antonio Vazquez
2011 Alliance Grand National Show
As a special incentive to competitors at the 2011 Grand National Show, prize money will be awarded to the top three highest scoring competitors in the following 10 divisions. As the show grows, so will the prize money! Qualifying classes for each division are:
ANCCE: All ANCCE classes qualify, with the three highest morphology scores receiving prize money.
Dancing Horse: Charro Attire, Long Lining, Piaffe, Passage and Spanish Walk.
Dressage: (Purebred or Part Bred)
Dressage Tests: Open and Amateur, Sport Horse In Hand. This is the only division where horse may be purebred or half. Not included: Youth classes
Performance Half Andalusian:
Open, Jr. Horse and Amateur performance classes, including driving. Not included: Best Movement, Equitation, Jr. Exhibitor and Youth classes
Driving: Open, Jr. Horse and
Amateur Not Included: Youth and Jr. Exhibitor
English: All pleasure classes including
Horsemanship if offered) Open, Jr. Horse, Amateur. Not included: Equitation, Jr. exhibitor and Youth classes
Hunt, Saddle Seat, Country Pleasure, Dressage Suitability, Dressage Hack and Show Hack. Open, Amateur and Jr. Horse. Not included: Equitation, Youth and Jr. Exhibitor Classes
Halter Purebred: Open,
Youth: All Halter, Performance and
Western: Western Pleasure (and
Specialty, Amateur and Best Movement. Not Included: Showmanship and Youth classes.
Halter Half Andalusian:
Dressage classes that are designated Showmanship, Equitation, Youth or Jr. Exhibitor classes Not included: Open and Amateur classes
Open, Amateur, Specialty and Best Movement. Not included: Showmanship and Youth classes
There will be a $50 nomination fee for each division entered, and prize money will be awarded to all divisions, with the exception of the youth division, where it will in the form of a bursary or scholarship. Watch for the full rules and regulations in the upcoming issue of The Alliance Source, or check our website: www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance. com for details. Start practicing now! The Alliance guarantees $15,000 in prize money will be awarded at the 2011 Grand National Championship Show, but reserves the right to change the manner in which it is dispersed and the divisions eligible to receive it. Alliance Source Magazine â€˘ May 2011 â€˘ page 52
2011Nat Grand ional Show ALLIANCE GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW
Save the Date! S . LOUIS, MO
Join us in St. Louis for the 2nd T Annual Alliance US Nationals! The qualiﬁer show will be held Sept 20, and the Alliance Nationals will be held Sept 21-24.
* SEPT 20-24, 2011 ANCCE approved/recognized
P.R.E.’s • Andalusians • Lusitanos Half Andalusians all welcome! • Classes for everyone!
The show will once again be at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, MO. The NEC is 20 minutes from the St. Louis airport (STL) and approximately 15 minutes south of I-70. The facility is very horse and exhibitor friendly, with barns, warm-up arenas and show arenas all under one roof, and a concession area with reasonably-priced food and beverages.
$15,000 IN PRIZE MONEY TO BE AWARDED
Those who came to the show in 2010 - thank you! We hope to see you again in 2011. To those who didn’t - please join us this year! We’re looking forward to a fun and friendly show in 2011.
Photos provided by: Rick Osteen • www.rickosteen.com
PRE Andalusian Stallion
Santiago × Kahlua
Nominated Signiﬁcant Sire
Tabasco’s pedigree speaks for itself, with six generations of National Champions! Photos: Laura Elcock, Rick Osteen, Steve Whalen, LA Romans Design: ZOSHAdesign.com
Multiple National Championships in English Show Pleasure, Show Pleasure Driving, Show Hack and In Hand
SIRED BY KA TABASCO:
Corona Real Show Horses Showtime Equestrian Center Lee’s Summit, MO
All American Andalusian & Lusitano Show Horse Alliance www.andalusian-lusitano-alliance.com