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C. JARVIS INSURANCE AGENCY INC.

READERS' CHOICE

The 2013 C. Jarvis Insurance and AHT

Readers’ Choice Awards Story by Kara Larson

A S T H E 2014 SCOT TSDA LE A R A BI A N HOR SE SHOW

began to unfold this past February, one event opened its doors to acknowledge the efforts and talents of those who shined in the 2013 Arabian horse year.

Held at Monterra at WestWorld on February 17th, the 2013 C. Jarvis

Insurance and AHT Readers’ Choice Awards was a ceremony that recognized and rewarded the top breeders, trainers, caretakers, shows, youth exhibitors,

advertisements, and more. But most importantly, this was an evening built upon the love for the Arabian horse. Co-sponsor of the event, Kimberly

Jarvis of C. Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc. gives premise to her contribution,

sharing, “The Readers’ Choice Awards is a unique gathering of people that

allows us to celebrate those whom excel in and give back to our industry. Rather than a relatively small committee choosing nominees, the audience serving the Arabian community is allowed to cast their vote for their favorites in a very democratic fashion regardless of their membership status.”

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Readers’ Choice As the Arabian horse community is offered the reins throughout the entire voting process, many feel that the event is made all the more worthwhile. One of these advocates is Bob Battaglia. He offers, “I think that the Readers’ Choice Awards is particularly important because it consists of awards given by the people who are actually involved in the industry and who read the magazines. There is nothing more meaningful than being recognized by your peers and competitors. Although most of us aren’t looking for a pat on the back, it’s always nice to be appreciated and recognized for the things that you do.” Another co-sponsor of the event, Arabian Horse Times, is lead by publisher Lara Ames, who shares, “I think the event this year was our best ever! It might have helped that the weather was perfect and everyone got to enjoy a magical evening at the lovely Monterra. It was our largest event to date and we raised $28,500 for the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund and the Arabian English Pleasure Association.” This year, with the addition of key sponsor C. Jarvis Insurance, Lara is very grateful for their continued support of the event. “I was really honored to have Kim Jarvis and C. Jarvis come on board as a major sponsor. She has been a very dear friend to me and my family and someone I have looked up to for a great number of years.” The event was also supported by Markel Insurance Company, Inc., Arabian Horse Celebration, Show Season Inc., Ames Construction, Schneider Saddlery, and Coulter Cadillac Buick GMC. Also on the list of integral contributors to the evening were the donators of the six incredible live auction items. These people are as follows: Bennett Fine Jewelry, Shawn Stachowski, Barbara Chur of Strawberry Banks Farm, and Swanson Investments LLC. Event photographers Osteen-Schatzberg donated their time and talent, making sure every winner got a photo with their welldeserved trophy. Inspired by the horses, the generosity of the people who love them, and the speeches of the evening, Kimberly offers, “I get pure joy from seeing the winners faces and hearing the excitement expressed in the owners voice while they accept the award of their horse being named

Lara Ames, publisher of Arabian Horse Times.

“I think the event this year was our best ever! It was our largest event to date and we raised $28,500 for the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund and the Arabian English Pleasure Association.” —Lara Ames Volume 44, No. 11 | 49


“I have been in the Arabian business for over 40 years—through the ups and the downs—and the one thing that is always consistent is the horse. The Arabian horse inspires anybody and everybody that has been involved. I do what I do because of

Bob Battaglia

InspIratIon award

my love for the breed.” —Bob

Joaquin and Fernando de Santibanes Hall of fame Magnum Psyche

“It was absolutely amazing, very touching, and a big pat on the back for many years of showing and breeding for the betterment of the Arabian breed.” —Joaquin

RCA Half-Arabian English Horse of the Year or a young ambassador of our breed being named RCA Youth Exhibitor of the Year. Camaraderie is a humbling experience that originates from these very events. It sets aside time to share appreciation for our fellow horseman’s abilities and their accomplishments achieved alongside the Arabian horse.” One of the major honors came for Joaquin and Fernando de Santibanes as they took home a Hall of Fame trophy for their historic stallion, Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle). Joaquin shares, “It was absolutely amazing, very touching, and a big pat on the back for many years of showing and breeding for the betterment of the Arabian breed.” Another special moment of the evening came in Bob Battaglia’s merited acceptance of the Inspiration Award. On what inspires him in the work he does for the Arabian horse, Bob shares, “I have been in the Arabian business for over 40 years—through the ups and the downs—and the one thing that is always consistent is the horse. The Arabian horse inspires anybody and everybody that has been involved. I do what I do because of my love for the breed.” Since its origin, the Readers’ Choice Awards has been about bringing those who love the horse and deserve to be recognized into the spotlight. Lara shares, “In my opinion, these events are important to our breed as it gives everyone a chance to get out of the barn and into a relaxed atmosphere with friends. From its conception, I found it very important to have an event that everyone could come to and have a great time while honoring those who have achieved great things in their sincere love for the Arabian horse.” ■

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Readers’ Choice photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Joe Alberti for Rohara Arabians favorIte aHt a dvertIsement of tHe Year September A, designed by Brandy Johnson

Lori Ricigliano for Gemini Acres Equine favorIte aHt front Cover of tHe Year January—Da Vinci FM, photographed by Lori Ricigliano

Stuart Vesty pHotograpHer of tHe Year favorIte aHt Calendar montH of tHe Year Prairie View Farm, March—Maasai PVF

Carol O’Connor and Janice McCrea Wight for sHow of tHe Year Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

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Greg Knowles Judge of tHe Year

Pat Trowbridge accepting for Mary Trowbridge InstruCtor of tHe Year

Sandro Pinha Arabians International, LLC a rabIan Horse m arketer of tHe Year

Joe Reser Setting Sun Stables best team (farm) spIrIt award

Crank Williams and Ashley Wren a/Ha/aa sport Horse of tHe Year Galileo

Joe Frizzell a rabIan workIng western Horse of tHe Year AM Reigning Star

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Readers’ Choice

Karen Mahan and Shan Wilson a rabIan speCIaltY Horse of tHe Year Expressly Bella

Michelle Pease-Paulsen H alf-a rabIan speCIaltY Horse of tHe Year Prince LOA

Shoshana and Erica Mark and Tamara Collins a rabIan Hunter Horse of tHe Year A Time To Dance

Wendy Potts accepting for North By Northwest LLC H alf-a rabIan Hunter Horse of tHe Year Vivienne LR

Laura Koch and Bert Sanders a rabIan western Horse of tHe Year Zefyr

photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Olivia Pakula H alf-a rabIan workIng western Horse of tHe Year - Hollywood Blockbuster

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Robin Porter H alf-a rabIan western Horse of tHe Year Caliente Virtuoso

Joel Kiesner accepting for Kelli Aguirre a rabIan saddle seat Horse of tHe Year VJ Royal Heir

Jessica Medved H alf-a rabIan saddle seat Horse of tHe Year SA Sophisticated Lady

Nate White accepting for Jan贸w Podlaski Stud a rabIan H alter Horse of tHe Year Pogrom

Perry Perkins H alf-a rabIan H alter Horse of tHe Year JB Hometown Hottie

Katie Garland r IsIng new star

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Readers’ Choice

Vicki Humphrey saddle seat traIner of tHe Year

Colby Powell accepting for LaRae Fletcher Powell workIng western traIner of tHe Year

Andy Sellman H alter traIner of tHe Year

Sally Randle sHow H aCk /Hunter traIner of tHe Year

Gordon Potts versatIle traIner of tHe Year

photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Jody Strand western traIner of tHe Year

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Jenny Lau YoutH e xHIbItor of tHe Year

Marty Shea accepting for Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. sIre of tHe Year ~ Afire Bey V and breeder of tHe Year Varian Arabians ~ Sheila Varian

Not pictured: Gene LaCroix favorIte aHt edItorIal storY of tHe Year A Look At A Horseman Series, by Mary Kirkman, May/June

Not pictured: “Sprout” a rabIan Horse Caretaker of tHe Year Rooker Training Stable

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Brian Galbraith with Lester Martin, winner of a dult a mateur of tHe Year


Readers’ Choice

A Night To Remember

Lisa and Zac Powell, and Susan Copeland.

Victor and Lori Ricigliano.

Ashlee Alfreds and Austin Boggs.

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Dennis and Linda Clark.

Tanya Volkmer, Robin Porter and Amy Peterson.

Jackie Pakula and Colby Powell.

Rob Bick, Caralyn Schroter and Grant Krohn.

Andy and Angie Sellman.

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photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Tia Day, Tommy Garland, Lucinda Miller and Katie Garland.


Readers’ Choice

Janice and Jody Strand family, and Joe Frizzell.

McKenzie Tobeck and Beth Whelihan.

Kris Swanson and Marty and Tim Shea.

Stuart Vesty and April Visel.

Jenny Lau with her parents, Michael and Vicki. 

Billie Powell, Roxann Hart, Marikate Matthews and Maddy Winer. 

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Tyson and Peyton Randle.

Janice McCrea Wight and Lois McCrea.

Frank Hennessey and George Z.

Kyle Connor and Kiayan Lowery.

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Karen Stull

Dan and Maureen Grossman.

Denise and Anthony Marino.

Shirley and Murray Popplewell.


Readers’ Choice

Bob Battaglia and Josh Nolan.

John Golladay, Stuart Vesty, Leah Beth Golladay and Richard Tirado. 

Claudia and David Pease and Michelle Pease Paulsen.

photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Michelle and Chris Culbreth, and Jessica Schaeffler. 

Jenny Lau, Sophia Handel and Allie Cederberg.

Jason Krohn, Jessica Everett, Lester Martin and Brian Galbraith.

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Sponsors

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE

OF THE

READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS Markel Insurance Company Inc. Arabian Horse Celebration Show Season Inc.

Jason Tackett, Kimberly Jarvis and Terry Holmes.

Ames Construction

Schneider Saddlery

Coulter Cadillac Buick GMC AUCTION ITEMS DONATED BY

Bennett Fine Jewelry Shawn Stachowski

John Rannenberg and Christy Higman Clements.

Barbara Chur of Strawberry Banks Farm Swanson Investments LLC. EVENT PHOTOGRAPHERS

Osteen-Schatzberg donated their time and talent

Eleanor Hamilton and Gary Ferguson. 

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Readers’ Choice

Jessica Medved and Chloe Holmes.

Katie, Cole and Tracy Burr.

photos by Osteen/Schatzberg

Joe and Janice Morton.

Lori and Ashley Roberts.

Jason Daniels, April Visel and Austin Garrett. 

Jessica and David Bein.

Nancy and Lindsay O’Reilly.

Michelle and Joe Betten.

Koy Moody, Leslie Doran, Carrie Fritz and Katie Harvey.

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2013 AHT Readers' Choice Coverage