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Katherine Bartlett

Outlaws Express (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself+//)

Showing in ‌ Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18

Proud parents:

Chad and Kristi Bartlett

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Alexa Tiziani

Double Oh Sevenn +/ (Hucklebey Berry+/ x Mahoganyy)

Showing in ‌ Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under

Proud parents: Mario and Kressi Tiziani

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Hadley Ames

Rohara Americanlegend

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(Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie)

Showing in ‌ Half-Arabian English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under UPHA Challenge Cup Walk/Trot 10 & Under

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Hadley Ames

Buzzz

(Apollopalooza x Nitemotion)

Showing in ‌ Arabian English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under

Proud parents:

Tony and Michelle Ames

Proud Great-grandparent: Richard Ames

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Emily Pate

Honoroll

TRGR

(IXL Noble Express x Helen Hayes X)

Showing in … Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18

Proud parents:

Simon and Jane Pate

“We are so proud of you Emily! Good luck and believe in your dreams!” —Love, Mom, Dad and Lauren

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Lana Trautman

I ’m The Man

CRF

(Matoi x Glamorize)

Showing in … Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 UPHA Challenge Cup JTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18

Proud parents:

Bruce and Karna Trautman

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Kendall Rickert DA

Slim Shady (Triften+/ x Bey Diva)

Showing in …

Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 UPHA Challenge Cup JTR 14-17

Proud parents:

Michelle and Spike Rickert

Alayna Lotto

Ames Admiral (Hucklebey Berry+/ x MC Jakita)

Showing in … Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18

Proud parents:

John and Lori Lotto

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AllisonCederberg

STEPPING IT UP FOR HER LAST YEAR AT YOUTH NATIONALS

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18

su Afire Blazon

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Arabian Park

VG Georgio

Arabian hunter Pleasure J0TR and JTR 14-18 Also Showing: TL Foolin Around

H/A Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump 14-18

Gracie

Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump 14-18

DC ARABIANS

Dru & Allison Cederberg Billings, Montana 406-245-2091

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Juliette Dell in her Final Performance at Youth Nationals... SD

Graceland Vegaz x Empress Of Bask

Captivating Sh1oc

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SF Aftershoc x Captivating Style

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Nutcracker Sweet

Stevie BŠ

PF

Undulata's Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu

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Kayla Hipp MILLADY LOA

(Millennium LOA x Caramac’s First Lady)

Region 12 Unanimous Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Region 12 Reserve Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Region 12 Reserve Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under Proud family: Mom, Dad and Logan AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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SA RAPID FIRE

(Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo)

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion UPHA Challenge Cup Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Saddle Seat Medal Region 12 Reserve Champion Saddle Seat Equitation Proud parents: Billy and Jeanne Gropp

Raven Gropp

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PROFICIENT FIRE

(Baske Afire x Pro Mahogany Lady) Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR Proud parents: Lesley Wright and Glen Johnson

Sarah Jayne Johnson

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ESSENCE OF DESTINY (TC Miyake x Fire Essense)

Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure JTR Proud parents: Jeff and Ellen Handel Proud Grandparents: John and Sharon Ames

"Look for the dream that keeps coming back. It is your Destiny." We are so proud of you. Have fun and good luck!

Sophia Handel

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YOUNG MONEY

(Apollopalooza x Primroza Afire) Region 12 Champion Arabian English Pleasure JTR Region 12 Reserve Champion Arabian Park ATR Proud parents: Kathy and Matt Oldham Owned by: Yvonne Metcalfe

Hews Oldham AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Sarah Porter

Josh and Jennifer Quintus Pilot Point, Texas ~ 940.686.5141 Email: colonialwood@gmail.com www.colonialwood.com

Mike and Robin Porter Maudi Fleming Weatherford, Texas ~ 817.594.7027 Email: crescentcrkfarms@aol.com www.crescentcreekfarms.com

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HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Sarah Porter ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Sarah Porter Josh and Jennifer Quintus Pilot Point, Texas ~ 940.686.5141 Email: colonialwood@gmail.com www.colonialwood.com

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Mike and Robin Porter Maudi Fleming Weatherford, Texas ~ 817.594.7027 Email: crescentcrkfarms@aol.com www.crescentcreekfarms.com


ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Sarah Porter

HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Sarah Porter Mike and Robin Porter Maudi Fleming Weatherford, Texas ~ 817.594.7027 Email: crescentcrkfarms@aol.com www.crescentcreekfarms.com

Josh and Jennifer Quintus Pilot Point, Texas ~ 940.686.5141 Email: colonialwood@gmail.com www.colonialwood.com

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ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Rebecca Marr

Josh and Jennifer Quintus Pilot Point, Texas ~ 940.686.5141 Email: colonialwood@gmail.com www.colonialwood.com

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Owned by the Marr Family


ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JTR & JOTR -14-18 with Rebecca Marr

Owned by the Marr Family

Josh and Jennifer Quintus Pilot Point, Texas ~ 940.686.5141 Email: colonialwood@gmail.com www.colonialwood.com

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Youth National Stars Thank you, Tish and Carla, of Showtime Training Center. My achievements would not have been possible without your support! —Love, Jordan

Argentinaa COMPETING IN H/A C OUNTRY E NGLISH P LEASURE JOTR & JTR 14-17

Jordan, We are very proud of all you have accomplished throughout your youth career. We look forward to your continued success both in the show ring and in life. —Love, Mom, Dad, Ty, and Poppy

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Jordan Alvey

Bella In Vegaz

LLC

Good Luck at your last Youth Nationals ... We are so proud of what a tremendous showman you have become! —Love, Tish and Carla

COMPETING IN A RABIAN COUNTRY E NGLISH PLEASURE JOTR & JTR 14-17

493 BOONE ROAD, NEWNAN, GA 30263 • BARN 770-252-3300 TISH KONDAS 678-427-0595 • CARLA SCHILTZ 253-380-0853 WWW.SHOWTIMETRAININGCENTER.NET

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Kate

natalie

ferrara

Sevana

avalon

elaina ethan

ferrara

ferrara

heather

ChriShan Park Chris Wilson: 417.761.2031 Shan Wilson: 417.848.3943

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roeder

Multi-National Champion Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

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rodgers

Multi-National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under UPHA Challenge Cup 13 & Under

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under (Not Pictured)

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Arabian English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 13 & Under

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under


skinner

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under

Half-Arabian Park Half-Arabian Mounted Native Costume JOTR 18 & Under and JTR 13 & Under

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KAITLYN SHERMAN

Prrincess P GraceKelly Youth National Contenders in …

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Owned by BRAD AND KRYSTEN BARTRAM

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” —Author unknown

Bra Br ass a ssair ssa

Youth National Contenders in …

Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Owned by KIM AND KAITLYN SHERMAN

WEDDLE TRAINING STABLES Dana Weddle, Trainer | Austin, Texas

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“All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” —Walt Disney

JONAH WEDDLE

P lla atton on

Youth National Contenders in …

Arabian Gelding JTH 18 & Under Arabian Gelding JOTH 18 & Under

Owned by JONAH WEDDLE

WEDDLE TRAINING STABLES Dana Weddle, Trainer | Austin, Texas

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Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18


Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18


Arabian English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18


Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 & Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

Proudly shown by Remington Monroe Equine LLC Trained by Stachowski Farms Inc & Harris Show Horses


Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 Half-Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western JTR 18 & Under


A Youth National

Championships Preview by Christy Egan

In June, the entire Arabian horse younger set gears up and looks forward to the Youth

National Championships, held in Albuquerque, New Mex., for one final year before the

2016 move to Oklahoma City. This 23rd edition of the show will run from Saturday, July

18th through Saturday, July 25th at Expo, New Mexico. Entries for Youth Nationals in recent years have been running around 800 horses, though most of these noble equines

wear diverse gear as mounts for two or more youngsters. Classes run from 8 a.m. well into

darkness daily, with the exception of Wednesday evening, which is the official midweek

night off. Judges for this year’s show include Ted Carson, Greg Gallún, Karen Homer-

Brown, Jan Decker, Connie O’Brien, Brian Scoggins, Dianne Grod, Dale Pederson, Claudia

Roland, Katie Beck, Lori Conway, Joyce Thomas, Peggy Klump, and Louise Koch. The

judges are divided into four, three-judge panels, plus dressage and cutting. There are over 150

classes at the 2015 Youth Nationals, among them 10 brand new classes this year for English

Trail, Sport Horse Show Hack, Sport Horse Under Saddle, and five new classes for reiners.

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A Youth National Preview Speaking of judges, one of last year’s Youth show highlights was the Judge’s School Seminar held in Youth Hall. Back by popular demand and slated to be held on Friday, July 17th from 9 to 11 a.m., the seminar is hosted by Stan Morey and answers lots of FAQ’s about what and why judges do what they do. The seminar will be live stream broadcast on Arabian Horse Global. “We had great attendance at last year’s seminar,” says Morey. “It’s a great conversation for anyone who wonders what goes through judges’ minds, what they are looking for from both horse and rider, and what the Judging School is all about. You can’t get a Judge’s card until you are 23, but we have people attend the school beginning at age 18. The seminar includes an informal power point presentation and a Q and A opportunity at the end.” Stan Morey has been the AHA Judges and Stewards Commissioner since 2009. The 2015 Judges and Exhibitors School will be held December 3rd through the 5th at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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In addition to the seminar, the APAHA Clinic that kicks off the show on Thursday afternoon, and the AHYA Convention on Friday, Youth Nationals has many delightful event that have as much to do with a good time as they do with horses. There’s the Arabian Horse Hippology contest, the Stick Horse Workshop and contest, the Flying Pig Toss fundraiser, the Dog Costume contest, (closely followed by the Tenth Annual Dog Races), and the Parade of Regions, sort of a Rose Bowl Parade on golf carts, that will ref lect this year’s international theme of “Horsin’ Around The World”. The Parade of Regions is scheduled to be held out on the roads of the fairgrounds this year at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday the 19th, instead of in the arena. The Stall Decorating contest will be judged for the first time by the AHYA Board of Directors on Monday, with awards center ring in Tingley on Wednesday, the 22nd. The annual raff le is offering a Sport Utility Golf Cart this year instead of a horse trailer. Tickets are $50. Contact Brena at: youth@arabianhorses.org, or go to Youth Activities during the show.

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A Youth National Preview

This is just the teaser. There are parties, planned and unplanned, there are pink flamingoes that just suddenly appear all over tack rooms; and the water fights … did we mention the water fights? Whatever time you may still have that’s free, get out and enjoy Albuquerque’s Southwest ambiance and restaurants, Old Town and the Sandia Peak Tramway up the mountain. Nearby, 400-year-old Santa Fe is a not-tobe-missed trip an hour’s drive north. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to keep up, our Youth National Championships is a very modern, computer age show, as befits the average age of those in attendance. You can follow the show by watching the daily broadcast on your laptop, I-Pad or I-Phone on www.ArabianHorseGlobal.com, by visiting the AHA #Blueroom across from the AHYA booth, or by following on Instagram @arabianhorseyouth, Twitter @AHYneigh or Facebook #ahaYNL15. Good luck and have fun! ■

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2015 YOUTH NATIONALS CONTENDERS

Half-Arabian Gelding in Hand Stock/Hunter type JTH Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR & JOTR 14-18

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Half-Arabian English Show Hack JTR & JOTR 14-18


Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR & JOTR 14-18 Arabian Ladies English Side Saddle 18 & Under

AHT READER’S CHOICE

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Joel & Ashton Kiesner • Louisville, Tennessee • Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 • www.KiesnerTraining.com 44

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WILLIAMS

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 13 & Under

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Half-Arabian Native Costume & Ladies Side Saddle English JOTR & JTR 14-18

Half-Arabian English Show Hack JOTR & JTR 14-18

For your consideration

For sale inquiries contact Kiesner Training Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 www.KiesnerTraining.com

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18

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Arabian English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18

AGUIRRE

For your consideration

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Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18


National Champion KIESNER

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR & JTR

For your consideration

National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

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2 0 1 5 YO U T H N AT I O N A L S

Emily Kuras

with National Champion

Candelight Jazz (haVasu Zadron x ak canZonet)

Competing in:

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 and Under to be shown by Quintin Rushlow-Roberts Available For Purchase

DA Severance

Pay

(sundance kid V x da Peace)

Competing in:

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18

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Valentine

(Baske afire x she’s a Mystery)

Competing in:

H/A Country Pleasure JTR 14-18 H/A Country Pleasure JOTR 14-18

Rushlow’s ARAbiAns Chad, Marggie, Sally, Quintin and Cash 29242 Bredow, Romulus, MI 48174 • 734-782-1171 • Fax-734-782-1171 www . RushlowsARAbiAn . com

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2015

Youth National Contenders

Zachary White COMPETING IN THE 1418 DIVISION WITH:

COMPETING IN HIS FINAL YEAR IN THE WALK/TROT 10 & UNDER DIVISION WITH:

HS Heart To Heart SA The Gambler Erika Afire

Hucks High Esteem Miss Jewely Hallelujah Fire

John W hite Stables

Rex White

Lisa Jo White 4319 McCauley Road • Woodstock, Il 60098 815-245-2585 cell • E-mail: whitelisajo@aol.com www.JohnWhiteStables.com

Apparel by DeRegnaucourt Ltd.

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Multi-National Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 & Ladies Side Saddle English JTR

“We lose ourselves in the things we love. We find ourselves there too.”

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure & Show Hack JOTR & JTR 14-18

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“Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you struggle to see it within yourself.�

Select Show Horses INTRODUCES OUR

2015 Youth National Contenders

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Faith Robbins

CF Bella Luna

UPHA Challenge Cup H/A Country English Pleasure H/A Equitation

Afterdark Diamond Chips LOA ROF

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Arabian Country English Pleasure

H/A Park H/A English Pleasure

Mandalay Bey Arabian Show Hack Arabian Equitation

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Ella Hampton Strikes So Sassy

H/A Country English Pleasure UPHA Challenge Cup JTR H/A Equitation

“Select Show Horses is more than a team. Together, we are invincible!”

Mackenzie Cook

King’s Ransum

H/A Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot UPHA Challenge Cup Walk/Trot H/A Equitation Walk/Trot

SF

Spellbound

Arabian Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot Arabian Equitation Walk/Trot

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Jordan Mutschelknaus

Anza De Cognac

Arabian Country English Pleasure Arabian Show Hack

Ransom DGL

Arabian English Pleasure

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Mackenzie Mullis CSP

Hot Dam

UPHA Challenge Cup H/A English Pleasure H/A Equitation

“Select Show Horses is where you can discover your dream and learn to make it happen. Together, we are there for each other, no matter what!”

Bostyn Leffler Afires Moun

H/A Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot UPHA Challenge Cup Walk/Trot H/A Equitation Walk/Trot

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Nora Shaffer

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Girl Gone Wild H/A Park H/A English Pleasure

House of Blues

UPHA Challenge Cup H/A Country English Pleasure H/A Saddle Seat Equitation

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Abbi McComb Vito Valentino

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

H/A Country English Pleasure

Mister Bigg

Arabian Country English Pleasure Arabian Costume Arabian Equitation

“Select Show Horses is united. Together, we can do anything!”

Skylar Gunlicks Afires Secret

UPHA Challenge Cup H/A English Pleasure H/A Equitation

“Select Show Horses is a commitment to perfection and the fulfillment of dreams. Together, we are the future!” Volume 46, No. 1 |

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Matt Huke Jackal

H/A Park Horse H/A English Pleasure

Gives Me Goosebumps H/A Country English Pleasure

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Dear Matt, We are honored to have trained and coached you throughout an incredible youth career. To say we are proud of you is the tip of the iceberg. Remember, you are never given a dream without the power to make it come true. Congratulations on all that you have accomplished, and here’s to our next chapter together!! Love, Dalton and Kellie

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Blaze Afire BF

H/A English Show Hack H/A Equitation FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

“Many thanks to all who have supported me over the years. Your friendship has been the best part of my youth experience.” –Matt Volume 46, No. 1 |

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Connor Koch Bellisimo PR

Arabian English Pleasure Walk/Trot UPHA Challenge Cup Walk/Trot Arabian Walk/Trot Equitation

“Select Show Horses is a great experience. Together, we are one of a kind!”

Kiley Howe

SR Hes Got Game

H/A Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot UPHA Challenge Cup Walk/Trot H/A Equitation Walk/Trot

An Encore

Arabian Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot Arabian Equitation Walk/Trot FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

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“Select Show Horses is a family. Together, we are ready!”

SEE YOU IN ALBUQUERQUE!

Dalton and Kellie Budd ~ Sheridan, Indiana ~ 317.531.1326 ~ kwend8781@aol.com W W W . S E L E C T S H O W H O R S E S . C O M

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Youth

National Contenders

Madeline MADELINE REDDEN & BUCKLUP

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ 14-18

MADELINE REDDEN & NOBLE SOLDIER Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Arabian Park JTR 18 & Under

LAUREN REED & NOBLE SOLDIER Arabian Native Costume JTR 14-18

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Arabian Country Pleasure JTR and JOTR 13 & Under

Arabian Native Costume JTR & JOTR 13 & Under

Isabel la ISABELLA GROOVER & KF VAN HALEN+/

H/A Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18

H/A Country Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under H/A Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18

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National Contenders Cassi e

CASSIE HURST & MD BELSHAZZAR

Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18

Arabian Show Hack JOTR 18 & Under and JTR 14-18

Lauren LAUREN REED & LC GWEN STEFFANI

H/A Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 UPHA Challenge Cup JTR 14-17 H/A Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 H/A Show Hack JOTR and JTR 14-18

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

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Sambucca Raves+// & Siena Krueger ‌ headed to Albuquerque, NM

2015 Scottsdale Champion Region 7 Champion Showmanship 10 & Under 2015 Scottsdale Champion Short Stirrup Reining 2015 Region 7 Champion Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under

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(Afire Be y V x M one y ’ s S t e l l a r Pe r f or m e r )

( A f i r e B e y V x E t e r n a l L o v e)

Isabella Perricone

COUNTRY PLEASURE, SHOW HACK,

COUNTRY PLEASURE WALK/TROT,

SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION, UPHA

SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION AND

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G L O R Y S T E A L E R ++//

( H e i r To G l o r y x C a l l a w a y s A n y t h i n g s P o ssi b l e )

Sofia Kauderer

HALF-ARABIAN 13 & UNDER HUNTER PLEASURE AND HUNT SEAT EQUITATION

CHRIST Y H I G M A N - C L E ME N T S T RAI N I N G

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Remie Moreno

HALF-ARABIAN

HALF-ARABIAN SHOW HACK

HUNTER PLEASURE 14-18

AND LADIES SIDESADDLE

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CP AXIOM

(Mi l l e nni um L O A x Tr ue M i s t )

PUREBRED 14-18

ELLE YES

( B a sk e A f i r e x S h o w t i m e ’ s D a d d y ’s Gir l)

Luciana Hernandez

HALF-ARABIAN 14-18

SHOW HACK, COUNTRY PLEASURE,

COUNTRY PLEASURE AND

LADIES SIDESADDLE AND

SHOW HACK

NATIVE COSTUME

CHRIST Y H I G M A N - C L E ME N T S T RAI N I N G

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NOBLE ONE

(M a j e s t e i t x G i dg e t Ba r dot )

( I X L N o b l e E x p r e ss x R a d i a n t Afir e)

ENGLISH PLEASURE,

Shanon Koessler

NATIVE COSTUME

AND PARK

Karenne Koessler

PUREBRED 14-18

HALF-ARABIAN 14-18

ENGLISH PLEASURE

AND UPHA

MC SOPHIIE ( A d o n i i s x S o n o r a R o se )

Shanon Koessler PUREBRED HUNTER PLEASURE JTR 14-18 WITH Karenne Koessler

PUREBRED HUNTER PLEASURE JOTR 14-18 WITH

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RABIAN C OUNTRY OUNTRY P LEASURE LEASURE JOTR AND AND JTR 13 & U NDER NDER A RABIAN RABIAN S ADDLE ADDLE S EAT EAT E QUITATION QUITATION 13 & U NDER NDER A RABIAN

RABIAN A RABIAN

2015 BUCKEYE UCKEYE CHAMPION HAMPION OUNTRY P LEASURE LEASURE JTR 13 & U NDER NDER C OUNTRY

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WITH

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MAXAMILLEN Arabian Hunter Pleasure

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ESQUEDA • JOTR 14-18

THE BIG DANCE++// H/A Native Costume

Trained by Cynthia Burkman 805.350.0342

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BROADWAY SHOW+ Arabian Western Pleasure Ladies Side Saddle Western

BIG TIME DDA+/ H/A Hunter Pleasure

MAMA MIA LOA+// H/A Show Hack H/A Ladies Side Saddle English www.HighlandPrideArabians.com

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Versace x Lady Larissa

Saladins Allon x Pretty Tuff Image

Fire An Ice x Bears Chiquita

Sensation Al Z x JV Sonnet

Enzo x Enchantes Bey


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Keeley Bullard & Cadberry++

(AA Apollo Bey x EC Brass Motion)

14-18 H/A Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Jump To Not n tatio H/A Hunter Seat Equi

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H/A English Pleasure JTR and JOTR 13 & Under H/A Show Hack JTR 13 & Und er

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Saylor Weidauer & Yahtzzee (Apollopalooza x Primroz a Afire)

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian Show Hack JTR 13 & Under Arabian Native Costume JTR 13 & Under

KRE Show Horses • Katherine Rich-Elzig 909-518-0100 • katherine_richgar@yahoo.com www.katherinerichelzig.com

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H/A Mares Saddle/Pleas ure

JTH 18 & Under

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H/A Country English Pleasu re

JTR 13 & Under

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Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western

2014 Youth National Reserve Champion | 2015 Region 12 Champion

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A Judges Perspective:

Karen Homer-Brown 2015 YOUTH NATIONALS JUDGE

Number of years judging: I started judging local and 4-H shows when I was 16. At the age of 18, I started learner judging AHSA/USEF shows. At the age of 21, I acquired my first license from the AHSA/USEF. I have held a license with the USEF for 38 years. I currently carry 14 licenses with 4 sanctioned organizations. What disciplines will you be judging at the 2015 Arabian Youth Nationals? I have been invited to judge In-Hand, Showmanship, English and Saddle Seat Equitation. If you were to give advice to a youth exhibitor on dealing with show ring nerves, what would you tell them? I remember when David O’Connor, past president of the USEF, Eventer, coach, trainer and Olympic Gold Medalist, was asked that same question at the Youth Convention at the AHA Youth Nationals several years ago. Actually, the question was, “did he ever get butterflies.” His response was priceless, and one that I will remember forever. He stated to the young equestrian, “Yes, I do get butterflies all the time, but the trick is to train them how to fly in formation.” The thing about nerves is to learn to control them through practice, and listening and learning from your instructors, coaches and trainers. Your support team is very important, but most importantly, get to know and learn from your partner … your horse. Learn to understand and read your horse. Learn to listen and be able to communicate with them; and learn to feel and understand their every move. But most importantly, learn to enjoy the moment, the ride and the journey. What advice could you give an exhibitor on ring space and making sure they are being seen by the judges? I would suggest that the exhibitor understand “Ringmanship” and that they consider finding an open space for their horse and closer to 100

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the rail, rather than the center of the ring. Horses show well when they are not crowded and heading towards other horses. Horses will wear their ears better, move more freely and not be preoccupied about being crowded, pushed, bumped into or having their tails stepped on. I personally have a hard time when exhibitors are told to ride in the center and close to the judge. It is actually harder to see an entry. For example, please put your hand way out in front of you. You will see the details of your hand well. Now take your hand and put it close to your face, and it becomes a blur. That is what happens when you get to close to the judges. Find a position close to or on the rail, and stay by yourself and you will definitely be seen and have an opportunity for a good performance. When the line-up is asked for, do you watch the horses that are making passes or do you start organizing your notes from the class? When the class is called to the line-up, I am finalizing my placings. I judge the class while it is on the rail. I don’t mind one trip around, but after that, I want to see the exhibitor come to the line-up.   What advice can you give in regards to proper show ring attire? I personally like to see attire a little more conservative and blend with the horse. When attire becomes too gaudy, then the first thing my eye goes to is the attire, and sometimes one can lose the horse. Remember, we are here because of the horse.   As a judge, what is your best advice you can give on what not to do in the show ring? Please remember to have fun, be well prepared, know your partner, support your friends and enjoy the journey! Also, I want to wish everyone the very best at this year’s Youth Nationals. I am so excited to be a small part of the show, see wonderful combinations, and work with a great commission, show staff and judge’s panel. ■


2015 Youth Judges

Connie O’Brien

2015 YOUTH NATIONALS JUDGE Number of years as a judge … 30 years. Name some of the major shows that you have judged throughout your career. I’ve judged multiple U.S. Nationals, Scottsdale, Canadian Nationals, the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas, and many Regional shows. For a first time Youth National exhibitor, what advice could you give them in dealing with the pressure of the show? Be prepared and organized before you arrive at the show. Focus on your own performance and how you and your horse perform well in the arena; don’t spend time and energy worrying about your competitors. Enjoy the amazing experience of participating in a national show. You will be judging the working western classes at Nationals, which are judged on points. What guidance can you give to a rider in how to maximize getting the most points? It really helps your score to try and avoid penalties. Also, remember judges are trained to give credit when a maneuver is performed correctly and there is a higher degree of difficulty or excellence. For example, if you can do something faster, don’t sacrifice the correctness in the execution of the maneuver. And each maneuver is judged individually, so if you make a mistake, forget it and move on to the next maneuver or task. In performance classes, exhibitors may feel that the only way they can be seen is by riding in the center of the arena, but from someone standing right in the middle of it, what is your view? I dislike exhibitors riding around the gazebo, but I don’t penalize them for where they choose to show; it is not part of the judging specifications. However, if the horse isn’t guiding well and their ring position makes me uncomfortable, it can hurt the exhibitor in their placement. Also, it is not an advantage for exhibitors to show close to the middle, it is more difficult to see them close up. I watch those exhibitors more in the corners from a distance or coming down the other rail in order to evaluate the total picture. Ideally, riders that have great ring mastership command the arena. I always say, show your horse to its best advantage and the judges will find you. When an exhibitor makes a mistake, they can panic and stop riding. What encouragement can you give to one that is in this position? Anyone who has shown a horse

has had this experience. Some great victories have been won after a mistake. Performance classes are judged as a whole, from when the gate closes, until the judge’s card is turned in. The quality of the entire performance is considered. Working western classes are scored on individual maneuvers, so as an exhibitor,you have a chance to make up for mistakes in either case. Stay in the moment, move on past the mistake, and concentrate on doing what you need to be doing, not what you did before. At the very least, you will feel good about finishing a class well. Best case scenario, you find a way to win. On the flip side—sitting in the stands—spectators can see that a horse has had difficulties or made a mistake, yet will receive an award. Can you share with the spectator how this can happen, so they have a better understanding of judging? Great question. As judges, we are required to consider the finer points and make sure the best horses win. Sometimes this means that average does not trump excellence. In other situations, a steady performance by a lesser quality horse can beat a better one. In these cases, judges have to decide how the mistakes of a great horse compare to other performances in the class, using the specifications for the class being judged, and reach a decision. As a judge, what is your biggest pet peeve? I don’t have a pet peeve, but I would say one of the worst things we see is horses exhibited that are sore. Always put the horse’s well-being first. What do you look forward to most as a judge at the 2015 Youth Nationals? Having judged the show previously, I know I will be seeing many great horses and riders. Youth Nationals is a high caliber show with memorable performances, and it is a great honor to judge the show. Everyone knows how perceptive the Arabian horse is. Young people have a nature Arabians can relate to and something very special happens when you see talented kids riding great horses. It is also a pleasure to see kids who are just beginning to present horses at nationals, even if they are not quite ready to win prizes. I hope all riders at Youth Nationals will enjoy the experience and grow from it. That’s what being young is all about … having fun, learning, and growing. Take it all in!  ■ Volume 46, No. 1 |

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Emma Sitzman & SHAHAABAH

Youth Nationals Bound ... Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR & JOTR 14-18

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In his final year as a youth rider at the Youth National Championships with …

A Spitfire Bey B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette)

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Arabian Country English Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under Showmanship JTH 14-18 2015 Region 9 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 2015 Region 9 Champion Country Pleasure Driving ATD Not pictured:

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(OKW Maximilian x Frivolie) Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18

(Apollopalooza x Out Trot ‘Em) Half-Arabian Park JTR 18 & Under

It’s been a great

Lance (6 years old) and Serr Signature A small, but mighty halter competitor at his first Youth Nationals in 2003.

Lance (7 years) and Serr Signature 2004 Reserve National Champion Showmanship 10 & Under

through the years

Lance (10 years) and Serr Signature 2007 Reserve National Champion Showmanship 10 & Under

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Lance (12 years) and Lyte Bey 2009 National Champion Showmanship 13 & Under, Top Ten Western Pleasure 13 & Under and Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under

Lance (17 years) and A Spitfire Bey B 2014 National Top Ten Showmanship 14-18

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2014 Youth National Champion Short Stirrup Reining, Khaarga Escobar Slik+// 2014 Youth National Reserve Champion Trail, Khaarga Escobar Slik+// 2014 Youth National Reserve Champion Western Seat Equitation, Flash Gorden+/

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2014 Youth National Champion Limited Reined Cow Horse, Wimpys Little Cat+ 2014 Youth National Champion Trail 14-18, Im Destinees Hobby+// 2014 Youth National Reserve Champion Horsemanship, Tsimmer Down Now+ 2014 Youth National Reserve Champion Limited Reined Cow Horse, Cadillac Khowboy+

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Farm/Trainer: Kiesner Training, Joel and Ashton Kiesner Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Gerry and Kelli Aguirre If I could rwide my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beach in my backyard in sunny Jupiter, FL. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals because the quality of horses is equally as good as U.S. Nationals, and the friendly competition forces everyone to perform at their best. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both love what we do, she loves to work and I love to ride, and we also commit 110% to everything we do. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won a national championship in the H/A English 14-18 on one of my favorite horses ever, Lady Marmalade. When I grow up, I want to be … an equine veterinarian. My role model is… my mom, because of the extreme passion she has for the things she loves.

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Jordan Alvey

Farm/Trainer: Showtime Training Center, Tish Kondas and Carla Schiltz Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Judi and Tim Alvey If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Italy. It’s somewhere that I’ve always wanted to go, so it would just make it 100 times better if I got to take my horse with me. If I could create a video game, it would be about … future career paths. It would allow the players to choose a career path that they think they would like to pursue. Then the players could see if they really would enjoy doing it for the rest of their lives or not. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian Celebration Horse Show. I’ve heard there is absolutely no better feeling than trotting into Freedom Hall.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... that we both like to eat twisters and drink sprite. Also, we both have goofy personalities. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my first horse, Sunny, for Christmas. He was the best gift I have ever received. I was beyond shocked to find out that I was getting my very own horse at 9 years old. When I grow up, I want to be … someone that loves unconditionally, cares for everyone, and gives to those in need. I’m not sure of what job I want to pursue in life, but I am sure of who I want to be—happy while making the people I come in contact with happy, also. My role model is … definitely my mom, because she has become a successful business woman by working hard. She has a huge heart and will go out of her way to help people in need. She is constantly putting her family and friends before herself. After I graduate, I plan to … continue going to the University of West Georgia. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? I know I will keep horses in my future. I’m privileged to have parents that love all of my horses as much as I do. We are those people who buy horses and become so attached, that we never sell them. Luckily, I picked a college that is only 20 minutes away from STC.


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Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training, John and Leah Beth Golladay / Michael Byatt Arabians, Michael Byatt / McConaughey Training Centre, Dan McConaughey Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Chad and Kristi Bartlett If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the coastline of Queensland, Australia, where the Great Barrier Reef is located. It would be beautiful to ride across the beach at sunset! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian horse show in Menton, France. I would love to see the halter horses and travel around the city of Paris with my halter trainer, Michael Byatt! Definitely something to add to my bucket list! The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are eager to learn new things and have a determination to achieve success. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … graduating from high school this year because I fainted during the ceremony! I will now know not to lock my knees when standing in the front row for a long period of time. I went out with a bang, literally! When I grow up, I want to be … a doctor, preferably a family practitioner. My role model is … my family. I really do not have one specific person

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that I look up to, but many. They have taught me how to be a generous, caring, kind and loving individual. The skills they have given me to prepare for life on my own next year are irreplaceable. Without them, I would not be the person I am today.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … winning my first set of roses.

After I graduate, I plan to … attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to major in biology with a pre-med focus. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? My family is very involved with the Arabian horse community and is graciously allowing me to continue showing horses while attending college. I plan to own and show Arabian horses for the rest of my life, and becoming a doctor will certainly help financially!

Keeley Bullard

Farm/Trainer: Katherine Rich Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Chris Bullard If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beaches of Bora Bora. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship. The similarities between my horse and I are ... our personalities; all of my horses are very outgoing and animated, but can also be grumpy when they don’t get their way.

When I grow up, I want to be … involved in this industry, whether it be breeding, training or showing. My role model is … my mom, because she started me in this sport when I was a little girl. She’s continued to support me all these years, doing what I love. After I graduate, I plan to … keep working hard, go to school, and start preparing for U.S. Nationals. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Why yes, yes I do. I don’t know how I could ever just get up and leave my six horses to do something else. I’ll always be involved and interested. Hard work has gotten us this far.

Amanda Burns

Farm/Trainer: Tyson Randle Reining Horses / Bisch Training Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Deborah and Danny Burns If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beach! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... South Africa Nationals, because I have many friends there and would love to visit while being able to show.

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Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training at Cedar Ridge Arabians, John and Leah Golladay / Hesten Park, Larry and Jody Hoffman Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Blake and Carol Carlson If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... anywhere quiet and peaceful. Be it a long sandy beach or a trail through 152

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Alexis Cinkilic the woods, I love the feeling of being in the moment and taking in my surroundings in a quiet place. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a lot of my favorite things incorporated into one game, being that creativity is not exactly my strong suit. I love running, riding (obviously), and Harry Potter, so any way to include all of this into one video game would probably be what I would go with.

lot—probably more so than I should have for this questionnaire, but the first answer that came to mind when I saw this was, “happy.” I want to be happy. I realize its cliché, and the cheesiness of this answer, but happiness is something that I believe no one can object to. Why go through life being anything but happy? That’s my thought.

My role model is … without a doubt, my wonderful parents. They have taught me that with a lot of hard If I could go to any Arabian horse work and a good attitude, anything event in the world, I would go to ... is possible. They have also taught me the Arabian National Championships about the most important things in life. in South Africa. I saw an ad for it once These being family, good friendships, and since then, I’ve always thought it doing what you love, having fun, and would be a cool place to experience the being happy. diversity of the Arabian horse. After I graduate, I plan to … I The similarities between my horse actually just completed my freshman and I are ... I see a little bit of myself year at the University of Minnesota. I in each of my horses. My horse Ross plan to finish out my four years there is just about as sassy as one could be; and, hopefully. continue on to medical Ghaza seems to love life and faces school shortly after. [most] situations she encounters (like a terrifying JB Golladay playing at the Do you hope to keep horses in your end of the arena) head on and with future? How? Horses will always be a grace; and Sam is up for a good nap part of my life. I feel so blessed to be at any time during the day; and who able to have them and have absolutely doesn’t love a good nap? no clue as to how I would survive without them. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … any day spent with Alexis Cinkilic horses surrounded by my beloved Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman horse show family would be ideal, as Clements Training well as a day spent on the lake with Age: Graduating Senior family and friends. Parent(s): Bill and Ileana Cinkilic When I grow up, I want to be … this statement made me think a

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rolling hills of Lithuania whilst galloping with llamas. If I could create a video game, it would be about … Alice and Wonderland themed. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we’re both under the Eukaryotic Branch along with the Mammalian Kingdom. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first time I ever rode my horse, King. When I grow up, I want to be … an empowered woman who has a financially stable job, a healthy and loving family, and a plentitude of things to enjoy in life. My role model is … my mother, because not only is she the most enlightening person I know, but she is also the most hardworking, courageous, and incredibly intelligent woman I have ever met. I am so blessed that I have her in my life and I hope one day I am at least half the mother that she was to me. After I graduate, I plan to … attend Nova Southeastern University as a biology major and eventually apply to dental schools. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? I will always have

horses in my life. Thankfully, my college is near home so I still get to ride and practice often.

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Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows Training Center Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Barry and Charity Davis If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose … the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in France. People are able to ride horses through the gardens, but I would love to be able to ride my own. If I could create a video game, it would be about … traveling the world and completing various missions to solve a problem. I think it would be so cool to include various parts of the world.

the language. Paris was absolutely breathtaking and I would love to be able to return and repeat any part of that trip. When I grow up, I want to be … a fashion merchandiser for international companies. I think it would be so cool to work for a high-end company where I can travel the world and work in fashion. My role model is … my parents, because they have been so successful in life. They have taught me so many things, and been the best parents. They are incredibly supportive and I would not be the person I am today without them. After I graduate, I plan to … attend Texas Christian University in the fall. I plan to double major in international business and French. I am very excited to see what the future holds for me; I can’t wait for this next chapter in my life. Go frogs!

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Kentucky Derby, hands down. Every year when I watch the race, I think of how much fun it would be to Do you hope to keep horses in your go there. Everyone dresses so elegant future? How? Yes, I always want and classy. It is like a time capsule into horses to be a part of my life, because the past. of how happy they have made me and the friendships I have made. I would love to keep showing Arabian horses The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very curious. and stay a part of the industry. We both love adventure and work very hard for our goals. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … any day of the trip I took to France in the summerof 2013. It was amazing to live with a French family and be able to speak Volume 46, No. 1 |

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Farm/Trainer: Western Cross, Randy Anderson / Ralston Training Center, Eddie Ralston Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Linden and Holly Dillin If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... New Zealand. I’ve only seen pictures, but the land looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to visit someday, especially with my horse! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Salon du Cheval in Paris, France. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very reactive! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … honestly, I cannot pinpoint just one day of my life that I would choose to repeat. Any day spent with my family, friends, and horses is a day worth repeating in my book! When I grow up, I want to be … at this point in my life, I do not know what I want to be! But, I do know that I want to be involved with horses no matter where life takes me! My role model is … my mom, because she is the most amazing woman. She breeds absolutely gorgeous horses and she is kind to everyone she meets! I hope that when I grow up, I am half the woman my mom is today because being equally as great as her would be impossible!

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Molly Donth

Farm/Trainer: KRE Show Horses Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Elizabeth and Scott Donth If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to take my horse on a ride through the vineyards of Italy. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. It is one of my many goals.

Sarah Esqueda supporting others. She definitely knows how to make things better. After I graduate, I plan to … study at school for my degree and keep training for horse shows. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? I hope to have my career revolve around horses. I also want to keep having Arabians in my life.

Sarah Esqueda

Farm/Trainer: Burkman Centre, Cynthia Burkman / Highland Pride Arabians Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Anthony and Keri Esqueda If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Paris, France. I went there last year and fell in love with the city. It would be a dream of mine to ride my horses there at a show.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … how to raise a baby horse, like cleaning it, taking care of it and feeding it. Then as the horse gets older, you have to train it, and make decisions. Also building your own company to If I could repeat any day in my life, I train them and build your own barn; would choose … to repeat the day I showed my older mare, Rev, for the first designing the small details of making it time. It made me really fall in love with your own. showing Arabians. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the When I grow up, I want to be … a Arabian horse show in Paris, France. vet tech assistant, and then eventually become an equine veterinarian. The similarities between my horse and I are ... my horse Kirby and I are My role model is … my mom, both goofy at times. We both love and because she is always helping out and The similarities between my horse and I are ... my horse, Diana, and I are both very short! We can be stubborn, but at the same time very caring.


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Kinkéla Harkins If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... anywhere by the ocean that is warm and tropical. It would be awesome to gallop my horse down a beach and swim in the ocean with him. If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing Arabian horses. In the game you could create a horse, choose the discipline, your outfit, and where you are going to show. Then you could show your horse and go through different levels.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale. I have never been to the show to watch or ride, so that’s My role model is … Cynthia Burkman. definitely on my bucket list. I have been in her barn since I was six years old and she has taught me The similarities between my horse more than I can ever imagine. She has and I are ... we both are stubborn, treated me like I’m one of her own. I spend a lot of time eating, and share can’t thank her enough for everything the love of trotting into the show ring. she has done for me. If I could repeat any day in my life, After I graduate, I plan to … attend I would choose … to repeat the Scottsdale Community College, then night when I won my first Canadian transfer to ASU or U of A. national reserve championship in the saddle seat equitation class. My Do you hope to keep horses in your horse has never been an easy horse to future? How? Yes, I’m going to ride, especially in equitation, so when Scottsdale to be near my horses. I will I went reserve it showed that all our continue to show them at regionals hard work had finally paid off. and nationals. When I grow up, I want to … Isabella Groover somehow be a part of the horse Farm/Trainer: Price Performance Horses, industry. Whether it’s marketing Kevin Price horses or training/managing my own Age: Graduating Senior farm. Parent(s): Bob and Elise Groover

My role model is … Brooke and Brittney Berget. When I was little, I would always beg my parents to let me stay up late just so I could watch them show in the saddle seat equitation classes. I have always looked up to them and dreamed of being a rider just like them. After I graduate, I plan to … since I get an extra year as a youth rider because of my birthday, I have already completed one year at UW River Falls and my major is Business Marketing. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Yes, I couldn’t picture my life without horses! I am currently on the western show team at UW River Falls and I plan on doing that until I graduate. I also plan on showing my horse in adult amateur classes.

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Farm/Trainer: Kiesner Training, Joel and Ashton Kiesner / Setting Sun Stables, Joe and Michele Reser Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Kristin and Keith Harkins If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... at home, because long car rides are exhausting! If I could create a video game, it would be about … leveling up your equitation horse to do more and more complicated patterns.

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Horsin’ Around The World Cassie Hurst If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals! It’s my favorite show of the year. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both love treats! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … none. The past is the past and I’m looking forward to the future. I wouldn’t want to redo a single moment that got me here. When I grow up, I want to be … a doctor. My role model is … my mother and father, because they are always there to help me in any way they can and have taught me that anything worth having is worth working for. After I graduate, I plan to … attend Johns Hopkins University and run track and cross country. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? I desperately want to keep horses in my future and I hope to own my own and keep them in training once I can afford to do so!

Cassie Hurst

Farm/Trainer: Price Performance Horses Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): DeeDee and Randy Hurst If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Caribbean.

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Sarah Jayne Johnson If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale. The similarities between my horse and I are ... is our favorite pass time: sleeping. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … Senior year games day. When I grow up, I want to be … a trainer. My role model is … Nikki Smith, because she started my passion for riding and continues to teach and improve my horsemanship. After I graduate, I plan to … attend William Woods University and major in Equine Science. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Yes, I want to train and manage my own facility.

Sarah Jayne Johnson

Farm/Trainer: Lowe Show Horse Centre, Jim Lowe / Vicki Humphrey Training Center, Gabe DeSoto Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Lesley Wright and Glen Johnson If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Starbucks drive thru. If I could create a video game, it would be about … surviving high school.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, even though I go every year. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we like to eat, get injured, we’re stubborn, and our legs don’t work half the time like they should. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I kicked Jim Lowe’s butt in golf. When I grow up, I want to be … successful, happy, well off, a Starbucks platinum member and still be riding horses. My role model is … my mom, because she puts up with me every day, pays for my Starbucks/ designer wardrobe, and keeps me partially sane. After I graduate, I plan to … go to the University of Kentucky to study strategic communication and business marketing/administration, go into publicity after I graduate, and still maintain my sassy attitude. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? I plan to keep my horses for as long as momma j will keep paying for them or I will just work hard so I can play hard.


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Lance Lewis

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Karenne Koessler

trainer I am today. He taught me Do you hope to keep horses in your to give 110% to everything I do no future? How? Always and forever, I Farm/Trainer: Christy Higmanmatter what and never take shortcuts. hope to continue showing performance Clements and halter, riding, and breeding for as Age: Graduating Senior After I graduate, I plan to … attend long as I can. Parent(s): Delma Koessler college. I am currently attending Pulaski Technical College in Little Lance Lewis If I could ride my horse anywhere in Rock, AR and pursuing a business Farm/Trainer: Bray’s Training Center, the world, I would choose ... Punta degree. Cana, Dominican Republic, because it Chantelle Lewis Age: Graduating Senior has the most beautiful beaches. Do you hope to keep horses in Parent(s): Dennis and Chantelle Lewis your future? How? Definitely! By If I could create a video game, it continuing to ride and train in the If I could ride my horse anywhere in would be about … probably another the world, I would choose ... Freedom industry. basic car racing game. Hall. I have always wanted to show there, but have never been blessed with Paige Nolte If I could go to any Arabian horse Farm/Trainer: Sarah Paripovich the opportunity. event in the world, I would go to ... Training the World Championship in Paris. Age: Graduating Senior If I could create a video game, it would be about … horse showing! You Parent(s): Randy and Diane Nolte The similarities between my horse would take care of your horse, practice, and I are ... we’re both stubborn, If I could ride my horse anywhere in and take them to shows. annoying, and stupid at times, but we the world, I would choose ... Narnia, both love what we do and each other. because who doesn’t want to go to If I could go to any Arabian horse Narnia? event in the world, I would go to ... If I could repeat any day in my the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. life, I would choose … Friday, If I could create a video game, it May 10th, 2015. My first Imagine would be about … Emily Moore and The similarities between my horse Dragons concert at the Sunset Cove her Alpacas. Amphitheater in Boca Raton, Florida. and I are ... we both enjoy showing, having fun, and a good trail ride. If I could go to any Arabian horse My role model is … that girl that got event in the world, I would go to If I could repeat any day in my life, I a Nobel Peace Prize and she’s like ... one of the horse shows in Dubai. would choose … the day I won my super young, or Jonh Lennon, he was pretty cool; I have sunglasses that look first National Championship in 2009. Dubai really fascinates me and Is on my bucket list of places to go! just like his. When I grow up, I want to be … an The similarities between my horse Arabian horse trainer. After I graduate, I plan to … take a and I are ... we share the same year off from school so I can show for nickname of ‘P’. Pistal often goes by My role model is my dad, because another year with CHC as a youth Big P and I often go by Little P. If he rider, coach a high school cheerleading seeing the results of his quiet and were a person, we would be exactly patient, yet no non-sense style of team, work as a real estate agent, and the same. If Fluffy was a person, he training has led me to be the rider/ help out at the barn.

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would laugh at his own jokes and that is definitely something we would have in common.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the last day I spent with my first horse, Moosey. I was 8 years old and we had an eventful day of bareback riding in the snow.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won the Half-Arabian Country JTR 14-18 last year.

When I grow up, I want to be … a Human and Equine Chiropractor. My role model is … Sarah Paripovich, because she hasn’t gotten sick of me, even after these 12 years of me stepping on her spurs because I follow her around everywhere. Also, my loving and supportive parents who have taught me nothing is impossible After I graduate, I plan to … attend University of Wisconsin River Falls. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Is this even a question? OF COURSE! I planned my career around the animals I love and could not live a day without.

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When I grow up, I want to be … the best Arabian horse trainer that I can possibly be. My role model is … Jessica Clinton, because one day I hope to be able to train a horse like she does. After I graduate, I plan to … pursue my dream of becoming a horse trainer and get a business degree. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Yes, I hope to have horses in my future by becoming a professional.

Madeline Redden

Farm/Trainer: Price Performance Horse, Kevin Price Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Susan and Charles Redden If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... I would definitely want to ride my horses on the coast of Belize. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... my favorite Arabian horse event will forever be the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. When I was about 12 years old, I happened to be in

Scottsdale at the time of the show. I had been riding since I was six, but I never showed. Someone from the barn I was riding at was showing there and I decided to go watch, and that’s what got me hooked on showing. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we have more ADHD than anyone else I know. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first time I ever showed in a park class with my horse is a moment I would love to repeat. When I grow up, I want to be … a chef, but also help the food industry become more healthier. My role model is … my trainer Kevin Price and Carole Stohlmann. Kevin brought some amazing horses into my life and really opened my eyes to this industry. He’s made me into the rider I am today and I couldn’t be any happier. Carole has known me since I was just a little kid and she taught me how to unconditionally love my horses no matter how we do in the show ring. After I graduate, I plan to … attend the University of Michigan. I also plan on joining their equestrian team. Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Absolutely! I will forever and always keep horses. They have made a huge impact on my life. I plan on working throughout college in order to keep them.


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Lauren Reed

Makenna Rooker

Makenna Rooker

Farm/Trainer: Price Performance Horses, Kevin Price Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Marje and Tony Reed

Farm/Trainer: Rooker Training Stables, Shawn and Carmelle Rooker Age: Graduating Senior Parent(s): Shawn and Carmelle Rooker

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a huge open field, somewhere in Ireland.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Rooker Training Stables. I wouldn’t trade my daily trail rides through the foal pastures for anything in the world.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian Breeders World Cup. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both love sleeping. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day when I first ever rode a horse. I was about 2 and it was at an Amish pony ride place. When I grow up, I want to be … a large animal veterinarian. My role model is … my mom, because she is such a hard worker, and strives to be the best she can be in all areas of her life. After I graduate, I plan to … go to University of Missouri and study Animal Science on the Pre-Vet track.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing horses, like learning to work a double bridle and navigate an arena. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... The Arabian Celebration. Showing in Freedom Hall is definitely on my bucket list!

Tabitha Bell Do you hope to keep horses in your future? How? Yes, of course! I plan to continue showing through my last year as a junior exhibitor and into my amateur years. Although I do not want to take over my parents training barn, I hope to maintain their breeding legacy.

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Farm/Trainer: Setting Sun Stables, Joe Reser Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Paul and Jennifer Bell

The similarities between my horse and I are ... Finn and I share a mutual love of my selfie stick.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride in the Bavarian Alps up to King Ludwig II’s castle, so I could imagine being a princess in a fairytale.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won the Arabian English Pleasure at Youth Nationals alongside one of my best friends, Emily Moore.

If I could create a video game, it would be … like Forensic Files; it would give you a case and you would search for evidence and have to persuade a jury.

If I could go to any Arabian horse My role model is … Shawn Rooker. event in the world, I would go to ... Do you hope to keep horses in your Have you seen how well he can ride the International UK Arabian Horse future? How? I definitely plan to keep a horse? And also my mom; she is horses in the future. I hope to continue amazing at everything she does (except show, because London is my favorite city and it would combine my love of riding throughout college, and once I cooking). history and horses. finish, accumulate some money to have horses of my own. After I graduate, I plan to … attend The similarities between my horse High Point University in the fall. and I are ... sometimes we are on the stubborn side. Volume 46, No. 1 |

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If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day last June when I rode my hunter TFA Zim It Up in a large amateur class. Our warmup was a little crazy, involving my coaches Jon Ramsay, Annie Boylan, and lots of cookies and Gatorade, resulting in a great ride and a second place.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship. I’d like to see how the Arabian breed is handled over there, and it would just be a cool place to travel to. The similarities between my horse and I are ... both of us are tall and almost always happy.

When I grow up, I want to be … a forensic pathologist, because I love science and I don’t have to worry about If I could repeat any day in my life, I my patients dying. would choose … the day I got my very first horse. My role model is … Kate Middleton, because she has ultimate class and When I grow up, I want to be … a sophistication, while at the same veterinarian (who still owns and shows horses). time being down to earth and compassionate to others. And she also loves to watch horses and her husband My role model is … my trainer, Jenna. on the polo field. She’s taught me how to be a good horsewoman, while also being a good Abigail Buschette person who believes the best path to Farm/Trainer: Westridge Farms, winning is the path paved with hard Jenna Ball work and decency. Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Karen and Brad Buschette Allison Cederberg Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training / If I could ride my horse anywhere in Burkman Center / Tranquillity Farm the world, I would choose ... to ride Age: 14-18 my horse on the white sands of Bora Parent(s): Dru Cederberg Bora If I could ride my horse anywhere in If I could create a video game, it the world, I would choose ... Freedom would be about … the whole horse Hall in Lousiville, KY. I have always show experience! You could get the loved that facility and would love the horses prepared for the show, get them chance to show there. all pretty at the show, ride them, and celebrate your wins. The joys of a If I could create a video game, it horse show in your pocket! would be about … horses, of course. It would probably include a show ring atmosphere with features that would 160

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Kate Charnesky allow you to pick your outfit, horse color, and show location. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the horse shows I go to now; my favorite being the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show in Feburary. The similarities between my horse and I are ... I think out of all my horses, I am most like my Arabian English horse Balzon. We are both feisty, competitive, and redheads. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won the H/A Show Hack 14-18 for the second year in a row unanimously. It was such an accomplishment to win the national championship, and to do it on a horse I had been partnered with for such a long time. When I grow up, I want to be … to be perfectly honest, I have no clue. I do know that I always want the Arabian horse to be a part of my life. My role model is … everyone. I think everyone has a special quality that I can take away from.

Kate Charnesky

Farm/Trainer: Chrishan Park, Shan Wilson Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Chris and Ginny Charnesky If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Freedom Hall in Louisville, KY!


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Horsin’ Around The World Maya Isabela Chavez If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth and U.S. Nationals. They are amazing shows to watch, and it is exciting to know that the top Arabians and Half-Arabians in the world are just feet in front of you!

Olivia DiOrio

My role model is … my father’s compadre (Mr. Chavez) and his wife (Ms. Amy). They epitomize what it is to be cowboys in the modern era: If I could create a video game, it they wrangle cattle and competitively would be about … where you get to be rope, but they also are able to get in an a megalomaniac and rule the galaxy ... English saddle and frame-up a horse atop a horse! Just kidding, I don’t play and move out with eloquence. Lastly, video games. The similarities between my horse they treat a horse fairly and with and I are ... eating lots of food and respect. If I could go to any Arabian horse wanting to do our best all the time. event in the world, I would go to Olivia DiOrio Farm/Trainer: KRE Show Horses, If I could repeat any day in my life, I ... my created version of an Arabian Kentucky Derby. I’d wear a gaudy hat; Katherine Rich-Elzig would choose … the day I won my top ten, and seeing the sheer happiness literally, a hat designed by Gaudi, or at Age: 14-18 least one based on his designs. Parent(s): Liane DiOrio in my parent’s eyes. They had worked just as hard as myself for that win. The similarities between my horse If I could ride my horse anywhere in and I are ... well, occasionally he cow- the world, I would choose ... Greece, When I grow up, I want to be … a kicks and/or bucks when annoyed, because of its beautiful sandy beaches drug representative for large animal sometimes because he’s simply lazy and historic culture. medicines. But I also like the idea of and doesn’t care to work-out, and training horses. other times because my heels get at his If I could create a video game, it would be about … traveling the world My role model is … my mom and dad. flanks. Similarly, I look for excuses to and having to discover different things They have been my biggest supporters avoid certain work-outs and don’t like being poked with the metaphoric stick. about each city. in everything I do in life. They have allowed me to pursue my horse dreams If I could repeat any day in my life, If I could go to any Arabian horse from the very beginning, which I would choose … last summer, my event in the world, I would go to technically was at 3 months when my three best friends and I played in a ... U.S. Nationals, without a doubt. mom put me on the back of my first semi-full Acequia (irrigation ditch) Being able to be in the presence of horse. all day. We hunted frogs, caught such incredible horses and trainers has crawdads and, built mud-slides on Maya Isabela Chavez always been a dream of mine. the embankments. We were so dirty Farm/Trainer: Shea Johnson and afterwards my dad made us ride in the The similarities between my horse Brenda Driediger bed of the pick-up home! Age: 14-18 and I are ... that we are both stubborn Parent(s): Carlos and Delia Chavez as heck, but always willing to give our When I grow up, I want to … study all at the end of the day. equine science and own and operate If I could ride my horse anywhere in an equestrian training facility for both If I could repeat any day in my life, I the world, I would choose ... under horse and rider. the Eiffel Tower and in a jungle. The would choose … the first time I got former because I spent some time in to ride my horse, because it was one of Montmartre when I was super young the best days of my life. and the Eiffel Tower is nostalgic to me; the jungle because it provides me an excuse for sweating profusely!

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Sarah Elizabeth Ellis When I grow up, I want to be … a Marine Biologist or an Animal Behavior Specialist to further my knowledge of animals. My role model is … my mom, because of her unwavering support and dedication to the sport I fell in love with. The endless compassion she shows and sacrifices she makes for me and my brothers, has played a big part in who I am today.

Sarah Elizabeth Ellis

Farm/Trainer: Joel Gangi Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Brian and Catie Ellis If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Joel Gangi’s farm, because the hot temperatures help me stay in shape so my suit will fit at nationals. If I could create a video game, it would be about … owning your own barn and showing horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals, so I could watch the trainers in the work-offs. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both love rose garlands! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my first national championship in 2011 on my horse Mattie.

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Hannah Feldman When I grow up, I want to be … a large animal veterinarian who specializes in the Arabian horse industry.

Emma Freeland When I grow up, I want to be … someone who does something good for the world.

My role model is … I don’t have just My role model is … my mom, because one role model. I have had many she has always been there for me and influences in my life who have helped helps me no matter what. shape who I am.

Hannah Feldman

Farm/Trainer: Donna Waggoner Training / Buena Vista Arabians Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Julie and Gary Feldman If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Hawaii, on the beach. It is so beautiful, and I’ve always wanted to swim with my horses!

Emma Freeland

Farm/Trainer: Burkman Centre Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Jody and Sean Freeland If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Venice, Italy. If I could create a video game, it would be about … horse shows.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … Arabian horses! Or soccer.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... a show that is somewhere in Europe or Africa. I feel like that would be so amazing!

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we love showing together.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both really love food and showing in Tingley Coliseum. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first class I ever had at Youth Nationals back in 2009, because I really want to remember the feeling I had as I went into the arena for the first time.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my hunter horse. When I grow up, I want to be … a trainer. My role model is … Molly Schwanz, because she is a great rider and person.


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Hattie George

Hattie George

Farm/Trainer: AKS Farms, Alexis Scott Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Sue George and Michelle Price If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... on the beach in the Bahamas! That would be amazing. If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses, or food. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Canadian Nationals. It seems like a great show, and I would love to be able to experience it. The similarities between my horse and I are ... well, my Arabian country horse and I are similar in the ways of us being super shy and quiet, until you get to know us. My Arabian western horse, on the other hand, we’re similar in the way of never knowing what to expect from us.

Mackenzie Gray

Marianna Graziadio

My parents are also a huge role model for me. They make all of this possible, and without them, I don’t know where I would be. I hope to one day be even half of the person that they are.

teenager with a can of spray paint, like Temple Run or Subway Surfers.

Mackenzie Gray

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals, of course!

Farm/Trainer: Hickerson Arabians, Todd Hickerson Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Todd and Stasi Gray

The similarities between my horse and I are ... that we are both very bubbly in personality and aim to please people and make them happy.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the ocean.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day that I bought my horse and best friend in the whole entire world!

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals, because I’ve never been! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got reserve national champion with my mare Peaches!

Marianna Graziadio

Farm/Trainer: Kim Arranaga Performance Horses Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Beth and Louis Graziadio

When I grow up, I want to be … just like my trainer, because she inspires me to work hard and be the best I can be! My role model is … I don’t have a specific person, but whenever I hear about somebody my age making a positive change, I feel inspired and amazed at what kids in society today can do to make a difference!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … to not repeat anything, good or bad. To me, everything is a learning experience that If I could ride my horse anywhere in makes you a better person in the long the world, I would choose ... to ride run. Peanut (Nouveau Baskin TJP) on the serene beaches of the Hollister Ranch When I grow up, I want to be … a homicide detective, or a journalist. But in Gaviota Springs, California. who knows, we’ll just have to wait and If I could create a video game, it see. would be about … a rider and his/her My role model is … my trainer Alexis horse dodging/jumping over obstacles Scott, because she is an amazing rider. instead of an archaeologist or a

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Raven Gropp

Farm/Trainer: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Billy and Jeanne Gropp If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride on a deserted island, looking for new places to explore.

Skylar Gunlicks digital, making it easy take with me to horse shows. My role model is … my mom, because she is very hardworking and never gives up until she has accomplished her goal. That’s what I hope to do when I grow up.

Skylar Gunlicks

Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, Dalton and Kellie Budd If I could create a video game, it would be about … teaching kids about Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Tom and Sarah Gunlicks horses and letting them choose their own and ride through different events, getting to know the responsibility and If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... L.A. feel of having their own. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... any of the Arabian events in Dubai. I’ve always wanted to visit there and a horse show would be the best excuse to go. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both tall, stubborn at times, both love showing, and both enjoy fruit loops for snacks at the shows. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … to go back to the day that I received my first national championship. To this day, it is one that I can remember every detail about and who was all there. It’s the reason I kept pursuing the equitation life. It’s a day I’ll never forget. When I grow up, I want to be … a radiologist. Mainly, because it is all

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If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scottsdale Arabian horse show. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both expensive. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the night that my two best friends, Faith Robbins and Matt Huke, took champion and reserve in the purebred equitation last year at nationals. It showed how far the SSH team had grown and improved throughout the year. Wouldn’t trade that memory for the world! When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. I love to see a horse improve and watch their progression. It is something I have always wanted to do.

Sophia Handel My role model is … Stuart Vesty. He is an amazing photographer and is highly respected throughout the Arabian horse community.

Sophia Handel

Farm/Trainer: Vicki Humphrey Training Center, Jessica Clinton-DeSoto Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Ellen and Jeff Handel If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Spain. It’s on my bucket list to visit Barcelona. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Salon du Cheval in Paris The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are competitive but also love to relax and have fun. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won National Champion. My role model is ... my mom, because she is caring and very hard working.


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Luciana Hernandez

Luciana Hernandez

Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Barbara Blanck and Eddie Hernandez If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride him on the beach in the Bahamas. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a spy traveling the world completing dangerous missions to save the planet. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scotsdale Arabian Horse Show. The similarities between my horse and I are ... that we both have long hair, and are sweet and loving. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day in North Carolina that my friends and I went tubing in a river by the house we were staying in. We almost died in the process, but since we survived, it was a super fun day with all of my best friends. When I grow up, I want to be … I’m not really sure, but I’m between a nurse, a vet and a psychologist. My role model is … my mom, because she is strong, smart, loving and supportive.

Matt Huke

Matt Huke

Alexis Kiesner

Alexis Kiesner

Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, Kellie and Dalton Budd Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Craig and Jodi Huke

Farm/Trainer: Kiesner Training, Joel and Ashton Kiesner Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Joel and Ashton Kiesner

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Rocky Mountains. I’ve always wanted to explore there, and I can’t imagine a better partner than my horse.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a beach on a small remote island in the Caribbean where I could be alone with some coconuts and a fishing rod.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the South African Nationals. I would love to see the differences and similarities between the American Arabian and the South African Arabians.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … Chick-fil-A delivery. It’s been too long.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very motivated and hard-working. When our mind is set to something, we find a way to get it done. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I found out I had been accepted as a member of the 2015 USEF Saddle Seat Young Riders World Cup Team. This has always been a major goal of mine, so achieving it will always be one of my favorite memories. When I grow up, I want to be … successful enough to support my love of the Arabian horse. My role model is … Ellen Beard, because she has so much knowledge that she is willing to pass on to as many equestrians as she can. Also, no matter the situation, she will always have an answer and a smile on her face.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... something in Europe. I would get to visit the beautiful cities while experiencing a different style of Arabian horse. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we’re all very loving, and super curious. We can have our bad days, but we always try to do our best. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … July 27, 2013. The day I won unanimously with my horse, Bayberry Fyre +//. When I grow up, I want to be … an image of my parents. They have shown me many characteristics that I strive to achieve in my daily life, such as perseverance. My role model is … Ron Swanson, a meat-loving American.

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Shanon Koessler

Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Robert and Delma Koessler If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a beach in the Dominican Republic. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a version of the app “Logo Quiz,” but instead of brands, they give you the logo of an Arabian barn and you have to write the matching barn name. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian World Championship in Paris. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both like to make our moms mad. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I found out I got 100% on my math final, haha! When I grow up, I want to be … a fashion designer who rides horses through polo fields with a bunch of bodyguards like Queen Elizabeth.

Emily Kuras

Emily Kuras

Farm/Trainer: Rushlow’s Arabians, Marggie Rushlow Roberts and Chad Roberts Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Mary Gallagher Kuras and Patrick J. Kuras If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride my horse in the fields of Ireland. If I could create a video game, it would be about … I don’t really play video games, so I wouldn’t know. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship. The similarities between my horse and I are ... Valentine and I are both hard workers; Fin and I are both a little goofy, and Jazz and I are both a little weird. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day that I won National Champion with Jazz in the 13 & Under Arabian Western Pleasure class in 2013. When I grow up, I want to be … an equine veterinarian My role model is … Marggie Rushlow Roberts. She is an excellent rider, super hard working, kind and passionate, and she expects (and gets) the best from everyone around her.

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Liza Lathrum

Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows, Ryan and Elise Strand Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Kim and Mick Lathrum If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... on the white sandy beaches of Grand Cayman Island, or any tropical paradise for that matter! If I could create a video game, it would be about … PAC Ponies! Eating up oats, carrots, apples and hay through the maze; drinking entire buckets of water gets you bonus points! As you make it through the levels, you earn bigger, more beautiful horses, along with fancier equipment! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals and Scottsdale are at the top of my list! Also, the World Cup Event in Africa. I would also like to attend an Arabian horse race at the Kentucky Horse Park! The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are a bit on the goofy side, and we both have a love for the sport we do! Roy is a pleaser, he always give me his best! I like to think I do the same (almost all the time)! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … Youth Nationals 2014; the UPHA Final! I went top ten with “Sunny”! The odds were somewhat against me, but I worked very hard, went into the class with


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Alayna Lotto positive thinking and it paid off! And to see my BFF win the cup brought me even more joy! When I grow up, I want to be … a pediatrician, because I would like to do something in the medical field and I love working with children! My role model is … my mom! She introduced me to the Arabian horse, riding and showing. Her love and passion for horses is definitely in my blood! Her ambition, determination, love and support makes her one of the strongest women I know. She encourages me to do my very best and holds me “lovingly” accountable, and for that I am grateful!

Alayna Lotto

Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): John and Lori Lotto If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... first, a stop at the Dairy Queen drive-thru, and then onto a scenic trail ride and watch the sun go down, while enjoying my favorite treat. If I could create a video game, it would be about … solving mysteries. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we have the same goofy personality, but still are able to be

Kirsten Luedde serious when needed. Also, we both love gummy worms and jelly beans. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … last year, on the second day of a horse show, which consisted of taking photos, showing, and afterwards going to a nearby mall and then a restaurant, while forming new memories with barn friends. When I grow up, I want to be … able to be genuinely content with every circumstance in my life. My role model is … my personal savior, Jesus Christ, because he freely gave it all, and that’s something I will always admire.

Kirsten Luedde

Farm/Trainer: Arranaga Performance Horses, Inc. Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Jay and Lani Luedde If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... anywhere that there’s a beach because I think that would be really pretty and fun. If I could create a video game, it would be about … something horse related probably, but I don’t play video games, so I don’t really know! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... either Youth Nationals or U.S. Nationals.

Rebecca Marr The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both hyper and cuddly, and we both have a love of Red Vines. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my horse Charlie. When I grow up, I want to be … either a horse trainer or a singer. My role model is … my trainer, because she loves her job and is good at it. I also look up to my parents because they made me the person I am today.

Rebecca Marr

Farm/Trainer: Colonial Wood, Josh Quintus Age: 14-18 Parent(s): James and Kim Marr If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the mountains. They are so beautiful and the views are amazing. If I could create a video game, it would be about … loving and taking care of all animals. This is something I have been interested in for many years and is a passion of mine. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Canadian Nationals, because I have not had the chance to go there yet, and would love to learn about the history behind it.

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Abbi McComb The similarities between my horse and I are ... we have several things in common! The most prominent being that we both are young and have trouble focusing for long periods of time. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my first horse, Kharben, because of the special bond and memories I have made with him. When I grow up, I want to be … a nurse, because I like to help people who are in need and the medical field fascinates me.

Whitney Miles

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If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … I have had so many memorable moments that I can’t name just one particular day I’d like to repeat! I’m more into looking into the future and the memories I’m going to create.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day Vito and I won our class at Buckeye, because it was the day I realized how far we have come and how much we have gotten through together. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. My role model is … Kellie and Dalton Budd. Without them, I wouldn’t be on the path that I have always dreamed about. I am forever grateful for their love, support, and training.

My role model is … Jennifer Quintus. She is very kind, compassionate, and Whitney Miles giving to everyone around her. She also strives to do her best at everything Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows Age: 14-18 she does. Parent(s): Steve and Darla

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If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... right here in America; I am pretty happy riding my horse here. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... to Menton to watch halter, or Paris; but to ride performance, you can’t beat Scottsdale! I’m also very excited for Youth Nationals this year! The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very serious and impatient; we don’t like to lose, and we like food!

When I grow up, I want to be … I have not decided that yet. I love baking and cooking, but I also enjoy traveling. My role model is … I have many people in my life I respect and look up to. My mom and dad, my brothers and sisters, my performance and halter trainers … I could go on and on! They all inspire me for many reasons.

Bailey Mirmelli

Farm/Trainer: Bisch Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Germaine and Jonathan Mirmelli If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... anywhere with clear emerald water and pure white sand. If I could create a video game, it would be about … performance riding, so people who don’t show could see in a simplified way that it is much harder than it looks. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals and hopefully, I will be able to compete in it when I am older.


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The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are sassy, goodhumored, and helplessly obsessed with food.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Canadian Nationals, because I have never been out of the country and I think it would be fun to go to Canada.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I rode in the side saddle championship at Youth Nationals and had my hair fall out of my bun. It was the funniest moment of my entire year. When I grow up, I want to be … an author of a bestseller and the owner of many Arabian horses. My role model is … Dede Bisch, because she has patiently and tirelessly helped me and my horse through a lot and provided me with numerous opportunities to improve as a rider. I would easily say she is one of the greatest people I have ever known.

Abigail Molina

Farm/Trainer: AKS Farms, Alexis Scott Age: 14-18 Parent(s): April Betzer and Danny Molina If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride my horse on a beach somewhere that has an amazing view. If I could create a video game, it would be about … I don’t really play video games, but if I had to create one, I would make a video game about horses.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... Fancy and I are both attentive to the wants and needs of people around us. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my first horse Kisses. I had never had a horse before and the day I was told she was going to be mine to show for a year was one of the best days of my life. She may have been very naughty and not the best show horse, but she taught me a lot. I would not be half the rider I am today without her. When I grow up, I want to be … an English teacher in South Korea. My role model is … my Language Arts teacher, Mr. Mehrhoff, because I want to be a language arts teacher that engages the students to learn in a fun way like he does.

Remie Moreno

Farm/Trainer: Christy Clements Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Rene Moreno If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride my horse on the beach, because I feel that it would be a fun experience.

Mackenzie Mullis If I could create a video game, it would be about … managing a restaurant. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals, because it is the place where I can see my friends from across the country. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both enjoy being in the ring together and we both trust each other. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day that I got Worldlee. When I grow up, I want to be … a doctor. My role model is … my dad, because he works very hard every day to keep my sister and I happy and healthy.

Mackenzie Mullis

Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Kara Mullis and Scott Mullis If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... France. If I could create a video game, it would be about … teaching kids how to care for horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals.

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Shelby Norris

Emily Pate

Sarah Porter

The similarities between my horse If I could repeat any day in my life, and I are ... we both love what we do I would choose … the day I won and enjoy seeing our hard work pay off. nationals in 2012.

When I grow up, I want to be … an architect or a career in the equine field, related to nutrition and research.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I went national reserve champion in the park class with Bentley.

My role model is … Emily Moore, because her dedication, passion and finesse for riding inspires me to work harder and become a better rider. Not only in her riding, but in her passion to be a person that works hard to make life better for other people.

When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer.

When I grow up, I want to be … a Physician’s Assistant.

My role model is … my parents, because they always look at the positive side and they help me accomplish my dreams, no matter how crazy they are.

My role model is … my grandmother, Geri. She is the strongest and most kind woman I know. She is my greatest supporter and is who I look up to most in my life.

Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training, Leah Beth and John Golladay Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Simon and Jane Pate

Farm/Trainer: Colonial Wood Training Center, Josh Quintus Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Howard and Kay Porter

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the sandy beaches of New Zealand!

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Switzerland! It is so beautiful, and it would be so amazing to have the opportunity to ride one of my horses there.

Shelby Norris

Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows, Ryan and Elise Strand Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Chrissy and Mike Norris If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Virgin Islands. If I could create a video game, it would be about … saddle seat equitation. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both like popsicles, are shy at times, and we are very fun to be around.

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If I could create a video game, it would be about … equitation. A video game where riders could educate and learn different techniques on patterns and equitation form. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... either U.S. Nationals or a horse show in Poland, because that’s where a lot of Arabians originated from. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are kind and passionate in and out of the show ring. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I rode Hott Pants CRF at Sahara Sands, because that was the day I had the best ride of my life.

Sarah Porter

If I could create a video game, it would be about … being a horse trainer and seeing if you have what it takes. You would have to train and care for all the horses, pick out the show suits, and help your clients do their best in the show ring. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the World Cup! It would be such a cool experience and I would hopefully learn a lot from the horses and those who are more experienced than I am right now.


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Shelby Reid The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both loving, dedicated, and a little crazy at times. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day that I won unanimous national champion on my purebred western pleasure horse, Junie Moon, at Youth Nationals. It was one of the best days of my life and I will never forget it!

Kendall Rickert The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both work hard and have a kind, loving personality. We can be a little stubborn at times too!

The similarities between my horse and I are ... Slim and I both get scared very easily! We also love clementines!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my horses.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day that I won my national championship at Youth Nationals in 2013. It was the best day ever!

When I grow up, I want to be … a FBI agent.

When I grow up, I want to be … My role model is … my parents, happy and healthy! I want to live a because they work very hard! long life, filled with lots of joy and laughter with my family and friends. I Kendall Rickert also want to have a career that includes Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training, John and Leah Beth Golladay horses. Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Michelle and Spike Rickert My role model is … my Aunt Robin. I look up to her in so many ways and If I could ride my horse anywhere in she is always there for me through the world, I would choose ... any big, everything. She makes my dreams of open field to ride around with a few showing horses come true and I can’t friends and their horses to watch the thank her enough. sunset!

Shelby Reid

Farm/Trainer: Carolyn McDonald and Josh Shino Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Tammy Reid and Cory Reid If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beach in Hawaii. If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Canadian Nationals.

Faith Robbins

If I could create a video game, it would be about … the things that we already love to do with our horses! It would be so cool to be able to train your horse and take them on trails and to shows! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals, for sure! I’ve never actually been there in person, but I’m always watching from the live feed, so it would be really cool to go watch it in Tulsa!

When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer; my first answer, of course! But I love to be creative and write my own stories and make videos, so I think it would be so cool to be a filmmaker! My role model is … Emme Moore, because she really represents what being a part of the Arabian “community” is all about! Along with Jenny Lau, they both created The Hollywood Toi Foundation, giving out scholarships and even sponsoring a rider at Youth Nationals. They are both amazing riders and are continuing to amaze people every single day with all of their hard work and effort they put into their foundation! With their outstanding effort, love, and support to this breed, they are perfect examples of who I and many others aspire to be!

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Elaina Roeder

Farm/Trainer: Chrishan Park, Shan Wilson Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Kristin and Edwin If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Chick-fil-A drive through. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a horse head that goes around a maze eating carrots and other treats while being chased by plastic bags. I would call it Packhorse.

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Nora Shaffer

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals. I can travel the world the rest of my life, but I have only a short time to show as a youth rider.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first day of Scottsdale. The beginning is always so exciting!

When I grow up, I want to be … a The similarities between my horse journalist, a teacher, or a biologist. and I are ... we love to compete and we both like Chick-fil-A frosted lemonade. My role model is … my sister; she is self-motivated, hard-working, and she If I could repeat any day in my life, I really makes the world a better place! would choose … winning the UPHA Nora Shaffer senior championship last year. Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, Kellie and Dalton Budd When I grow up, I want to be … Age: 14-18 happy and showing horses. Parent(s): Chris and Laura Shaffer My role model is … my sister, because If I could ride my horse anywhere she works hard, is successful and is in the world, I would choose ... Bora always positive. Bora.

Elizabeth Self

Farm/Trainer: Bisch Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Mike Self

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Celebration at Freedom Hall.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in The similarities between my horse the world, I would choose ... the beach and I are ... we are both hardworking and forests in the Northwest. and determined. If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing Arabian horses, because none exist!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … winning an equitation national championship.

If I could go to any Arabian horse When I grow up, I want to be … event in the world, I would go to ... someone who has the privilege of U.S. Nationals; a little bit of everything working with and training horses every happens there. day. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are over-achievers, love to show, and don’t like bananaflavored candy.

My role model is … Lillian Shivley. She has a strong influence in the equitation industry.


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Emma Sitzman

Emma Sitzman

Jenna TeKolste

Jenna TeKolste

Farm/Trainer: Ralston Training Center, Cody Ralston Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Therese and Joe Sitzman

Farm/Trainer: Hesten Park, Larry and Jody Hoffman and Cary Bartz Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Rob and Kari TeKolste

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Australian Outback.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... around the pasture and on the trails at home.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the UK International Horse Show in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … how to be a veterinarian.

If I could go to any Arabian horse The similarities between my horse event in the world, I would go to and I are ... we both like to take selfies ... any of the Arabian Horsemen’s and we both tend to have a sassy Distress Fund fundraisers attitude. The similarities between my horse If I could repeat any day in my life, I and I are ... when we hit the show would choose … the day I got to see ring, both my horses and I give our all One Direction live in concert. and work very hard. When I grow up, I want to be … a world renowned photographer. My role model is … my mom, because she is always positive, has a good attitude all the time, is always willing to help anyone and provides me constant support in anything I do.

Isabella Templeton

Isabella Templeton

Farm/Trainer: Ryan and Elise Strand Age: 14-18 Parent(s): John and Dedee Templeton If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to take a horse to the beach. To run in the sand, and to swim in the ocean! Ah, what a dream! If I could create a video game, it would be about … a VR experience where you could pick any breed and any seat to ride. How cool would it be to first be on an Olympic eventing horse, then riding a 5 gaited Saddlebred, then hand galloping an Arabian in native costume?! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... my favorite is definitely Scottsdale!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day we bought my first Arabian, Samee.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very outgoing and have very vibrant personalities.

When I grow up, I want to be … a psychologist or neurologist, because I love learning about how the brain works.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first time I showed my purebred Perry. We had just purchased him and I had to show and qualify him for Youth the next week. I was so excited to ride him, and we had some great rides!

My role model is … my trainer Larry, because of his enduring work ethic.

When I grow up, I want to be … a successful woman. What it is I will be successful in, has yet to be determined! My role model is … I’ve never really had a single person that has been

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Kierstin Thigpen

Farm/Trainer: Cactus Rose Ranch Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Kim and Fred Thigpen If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beautiful white-sand beaches of Fiji. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a spin-off of Mario Karts, but instead of go-karts, you would be racing horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian and Half-Arabian Distance National Championship, to experience the Arabian breed showing off its natural stamina and endurance. The similarities between my horse and I are ... both of us can be very stubborn at times, our favorite fruit is tangerines, and we both love to go to horse shows. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day of my very first horse show. When I grow up, I want to be …an equine rehabilitation therapist. My role model is … all of the coaches who have helped me along the way to become the rider I am today.

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Lana Trautman

Olivia Welch

Olivia Welch

Farm/Trainer: Golladay Training Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Bruce and Karna Trautman

Farm/Trainer: Katherine Rich-Elzig Age: 14-18 Parent(s): Jim and Shannon Welch

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... on the beach with my friends.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... along any beach, preferably a tropical location.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … Mario Kart 9. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to... participate in the World Cup.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals. I’ve never been before and I would love to watch all the trainers show.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both tall and lanky, with a long mane.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... that we both rarely take no for an answer.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the last day of Youth Nationals 2014.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my first national championship. I would love to have that feeling again.

When I grow up, I want to be … a neurosurgeon. My role model is … my dogs, because they are always loyal, friendly, and excited to see me.

When I grow up, I want to be … involved in a math or science career. I’ve worked hard in school in these subjects and would like to further my knowledge in them. My role model is … Margaret Rich, the owner of my barn, because she is one of the kindest people I know and she never fails to remind me what I am capable of. Without her, I would be nowhere near the rider or the person I am today.


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Zach White

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If I could ride my horse anywhere in Ethan Beason the world, I would choose ... the HalfFarm/Trainer: ChriShan Park, Arabian country pleasure open at U.S. Shan Wilson Nationals. Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Lemmuel and Ginger Beason If I could create a video game, it would be about … something to do If I could ride my horse anywhere with sports. in the world, I would choose ... the Hawaiian beaches! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... If I could create a video game, it the U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. would be about … an adventure course video game. In my game, the The similarities between my horse player could travel the world and and I are ... we are boys, always relaxed undiscovered planets by horse, plane, and very smart. train, automobile, boat, dogsled, or even their own two feet. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … any day at a horse If I could go to any Arabian horse show. event in the world, I would go to ... When I grow up, I want to be … a professional horse trainer like my parents. My role model is … my mom, because she is so strong and successful as a woman.

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The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both really like to run and we both like oatmeal cream pies. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … I would go snorkeling in Hawaii again. When I grow up, I want to be … an orthodontist or an engineer. My role model is … I can’t narrow it down to just one. There are lots of people I admire for different reasons. But if I had to mention one, I would

Farm/Trainer: Bisch Training @ Los Credos Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Suzanne and Rob Bostwick If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a deserted island where it would just be me and her. If I could create a video game, it would be about … me and my everyday life. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... any nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both have many quirks and sometimes we can be very stubborn, and hard headed, but we also can have a great time with each other. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day my parents told me I got my first English horse. When I grow up, I want to be … an ER Nurse, who still owns and shows horses. My role model is … my oldest sister, because she just has a good head on her shoulders and is always so confident, and I want to be that way.

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Mary Catherine Buchanan

Kaitlin Citari

Kaitlin Citari

Jenna Curley If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my first national top ten. I wasn’t expecting anything out of the class, but I ended up placing third. The whole day was amazing from start to end, and I would gladly repeat it at any time.

Farm/Trainer: Arranaga Performance Horses Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Bill and Rena Buchanan

Farm/Trainer: Price Performance Horses, Kevin Price Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Alicia Citari and Joe Citari

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride him in Patagonia, because it has beautiful horse trails that are surrounded by unspoiled scenery.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the When I grow up, I want to be … a Grand Canyon. I think it would be veterinarian and a trainer. Ever since fun to ride around in a desert-like I can remember, I have wanted to live environment and see such beautiful scenery. I know my horse would have a my life around animals. Being a vet and horse trainer, I would work with good time galloping around as well. animals from 2 to 2,000 pounds. If I could create a video game, it My role model is … a lot of people, would be about … teaching beginner because they all have different riders the basics of riding and attributes that are positive. My trainer, horsemanship. Kind of like the do’s Kevin Price, because he shows me that and don’ts of being around horses. It hard work and honesty pay off in the would make it more fun for them to long run. He has taught me to take learn and it would save trainers and pride in what I do, and to always push instructors lots of time and patience. myself. My mom is another; she has taught me to never give up on your If I could go to any Arabian horse dream, even if it seems impossible or event in the world, I would go to ... takes a while to accomplish. a race. I think it would be amazing to see the strength and stamina Jenna Curley of Arabians put to the test. A race Farm/Trainer: Gordon Potts and showcases all of the best qualities Colby Powell of the horses, and I would love to Age: 11-13 experience one for myself. Parent(s): Robert and Sheila Curley The similarities between my horse If I could ride my horse anywhere and I are ... our many moods and our in the world, I would choose … investment in things. We are kind Australia, because it is a place I’ve of an “all or nothing” pair. We either always wanted to go to. give it everything we’ve got or don’t give it anything at all. When we find If I could go to any Arabian horse something we want, we don’t give up. event in the world, I would go to … This can be good and bad. the Arabian Breeders World Cup.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Al Khalediah Arabian Horse Festival, held in Saudi Arabia. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we try our best in and out of the show arena, and we make each other better. We also always lose weight at shows! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day when I was first surprised with my horse, Jack. When I grow up, I want to be … an industrial designer. Although I always want horses to be a part of my life, I don’t think I will ever be qualified enough to be a trainer. My role model is … my trainer, Kim Arranaga, because she is not only an amazing equestrian trainer, she is an amazing person. She earns everything that she receives, and exceeds her expectations throughout her everyday life.

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Danelle Galloway

Julisa Gomez

Ella Hampton

The similarities between my horse and When I grow up, I want to be … a When I grow up, I want to be … an I are … Mosaic and I are both kinda teacher. Olympic sumo wrestler ... just kidding! lazy, but we get the job done. Polly and I I should like to be an Olympian are both calm and quiet. My role model is … my sister Devin competitor and thereafter, a trainer. and Josh Shino, because they are very If I could repeat any day in my life, I talented riders. I want to be just like My role model is … actually, I don’t would choose … to repeat the day I got them. have a role model. I make my own my first horse Cairo, because I was super path. Julisa Gomez happy. Farm/Trainer: Shea Johnson and Ella Hampton Brenda Driediger Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, When I grow up, I want to be … a Age: 11-13 Kellie and Dalton Budd nurse or a surgeon. Parent(s): Carlos and Delia Chavez Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Jennifer and Stephen Hampton My role model is… my mom, because If I could ride my horse anywhere in she never gives up and always looks on the world, I would choose ... London, If I could ride my horse anywhere in the bright side of things. England! I would love to hear the the world, I would choose ... to ride at Danelle Galloway clippity-clop of the horse’s shoes atop the Olympics in saddle seat! Farm/Trainer: Cactus Rose, Carolyn the cobblestone streets. McDonald If I could create a video game, it If I could create a video game, it would would be about … riding at horse Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Don and Michele Galloway be about … a game that integrates horse shows. In it you would choose your events such as dressage, sport horse, horse and train and show! If I could ride my horse anywhere in etc. And would also allow my friends the world, I would choose ... to ride my and I to compete with one another If I could go to any Arabian horse horse Goddess in Paris, under the Eiffel simultaneously. event in the world, I would go to Tower in the springtime. ... the World Cup; it would be so If I could go to any Arabian horse amazing! If I could create a video game, it would event in the world, I would go to ... be about … horses, of course. an Olympic hunter/jumping event, The similarities between my horse wherever the same occurs. I want to see and I are ... we both are smart, friendly, If I could go to any Arabian horse a horse jump a man-made 6’-0” jump, as and a bit sassy sometimes! event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. opposed to our corral fences! Nationals to watch my older sister show. If I could repeat any day in my life, The similarities between my horse and I would choose … my first time at The similarities between my horse and I are ... I’m told we both can be rather Youth Nationals; I had so fun! I’m I are ... we both are sweet girls, and try stubborn at times. I think we both love hoping to have the same amount very hard to be the best. treats! of fun this year! I am grateful to the Hollywood Toi Foundation for If I could repeat any day in my life, I If I could repeat any day in my sponsoring me so I can attend Youth would choose … the day we brought life, I would choose … to relive my Nationals again this year! Goddess home to our barn and she was championship win at the 59th Scottsdale all mine. Arabian horse show! Volume 46, No. 1 |

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Tyler Hickerson

Tyler Hickerson

Farm/Trainer: Hickerson Arabians Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Todd and Karstin Hickerson If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... in the mountains of Idaho.

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If I could create a video game, it would be about … building robots and having robot wars.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Maui! I love Hawaii!

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Region 3 in Reno; it’s my favorite, but I get to go there every year. So, I’d have to say U.S. Nationals in Tulsa for something different.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing Arabian horses! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Salon Du Cheval in Paris. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both have a lot of energy and spunk. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … when I won Youth National Champion English Pleasure 13 & Under on Sir Magni Feke+//. That was truly a special moment for me. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. My role model is … Gene LaCroix. I was fortunate enough to spend some time with him earlier this year and it was a great experience 178

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The similarities between my horse and I are ... I guess we both have long forelocks. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got Zee Tuffy+. When I grow up, I want to be … a robotics engineer. My role model is … my dad.

Kayla Hipp

Farm/Trainer: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Londa and Mark Hipp If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Freedom Hall; the arena is so beautiful and

Kayla Hipp exciting. I love to watch them all come through the gate bright eyed and ready to show. If I could create a video game, it would be about … saddle seat! There are so many video games on racing, jumping, and rodeos. I think a saddle seat video game is needed. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Brazilian Nationals. I love the look of the arena and the roses are so colorful! The similarities between my horse and I are ... definitely, sass, has to be one of them. Millady is so sassy and hot-headed. We both have minds of our own, but in the end we are both eager to please. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my first national championship. Millady and I worked so hard for it and everyone was so relieved to see our hard work pay off. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. It’s what I love to do and it’s what makes me happy. I believe those are the only two things that matter, all the rest will fall into place. My role model is … my horse trainer, Vicki. She is such an amazing person and trainer. She knows how to work alongside a horse and push it to its full potential. Without Vicki, I don’t know where I would be.


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Jaeda Isley

Jaeda Isley

Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows, Ryan and Elise Strand Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Jeff and Erika Isley

Kacia Kapelke

Kacia Kapelke

Farm/Trainer: Cactus Rose Ranch Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Bo and Stacy Kapelke

Sofia Kauderer complete and I don’t know what I would do without them. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse and farm animal veterinarian, because I want to help animals and I love to be around them.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride on the beach in Hawaii, because I love My role model is … my trainer, water and it has been on my “horsey Carolyn McDonald, because she wish list” for a while now. It would be so fun to see how my horses would works so hard, always has a smile on her face, and never gives up. She is If I could create a video game, it would react to all the other animals like sea always encouraging me and has helped be about … animals, because they have turtles! when I needed it most. Carolyn has had a big influence on my life. taken myself and my horses to many If I could create a video game, it competitions and successful wins. I If I could go to any Arabian horse would be about … a DIY app about could never thank her enough for what event in the world, I would go to ... horse projects, because I always have an Arabian show in Belgium with QR ideas of things I want to make, but can she does. She is so kind-hearted to people and horses. I love her so much Marc showing. never find instructions! I think that it and no one could ever replace her spot would help other horse lovers build a in my heart. The similarities between my horse bond between their horse and them. and I are ... Dani and I are both pretty Sofia Kauderer chill with each other and we get along If I could go to any Arabian horse Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman Clements very well. Stinger and I are both hard event in the world, I would go to ... working when we go into the ring, and Canadian Nationals, because I’ve never Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Mallory and Tica Kauderer been out of the country and have do our best. already been to watch U.S. Nationals If I could ride my horse anywhere in If I could repeat any day in my life, I and competed at Youth. the world, I would choose ... Cabo would choose … to spend more time San Lucas in Mexico, because I have The similarities between my horse with my friend Karen who died from always wanted to go there and it’s cancer. and I are ... my horse Krystal LOA+/ absolutely beautiful! and I are similar because she is really sweet, but can tease you with her When I grow up, I want to be … a If I could create a video game, it sassiness. My other horse, Tamar veterinarian, because I want to be would be about … teens taking care Desert Wind+ (Dallas) and I, are around animals all day and I want to of and riding their horses, and also similar because we can be slightly help them. competing at different shows with clumsy and goofy. them. My role model is … I don’t really have a particular role model, but I choose If I could repeat any day in my life, I to pick qualities I admire in the people would choose … the day I got Krystal If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... that I surround myself with and try and and the day I met Dallas, because Scottsdale! include those into my own life. each was so exciting! It made my life If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride my horse in the mountains of Mount Jianglang, China.

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Horsin’ Around The World Maya Kikuchi

Taylor Alyssa Lai

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both have a really outgoing personality and we are also both overachievers, but even so, we still love to have fun at the same time!

our world is turning either good or bad. You would get to choose between different events that you would and would not do that could change the way we exist. But it would also be filled with fun games and places to search to see what 2016 would look like.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … it’s very hard to choose just one day to repeat in my life—I have so many special moments in and out of the show arena—and I am grateful for each and every one of them. When I grow up, I want to be … an interior designer and an architect. My role model is … my trainer, Christy Higman Clements, because she has taught me more than anyone will ever know. She is super supportive and I couldn’t have been here without her.

Maya Kikuchi

Farm/Trainer: KRE Show Horses @ Green Acres Ranch, Katherine Rich-Elzig Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Yukiko and Keiji Kikuchi

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... The Egyptian Event in Kentucky to see all the beautiful horses being shown. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are jumpy when something scares us! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … all the times I have done something wrong and correct them. When I grow up, I want to be … an architectural designer/interior designer for buildings, and still have horses to show. My role model is … Shailene Woodley, because her messages and quotes are always inspiring and she acts as herself, not someone who is made up and pretending to be someone else.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, because of the mountain trails that you get to gallop through and in the winter Taylor Alyssa Lai they have glacier ice fields that I’ve Farm/Trainer: Earthquake Arabians never seen before. LLC, Tamera Collins Age: 11-13 If I could create a video game, it Parent(s): Shanna Gage Lai and would be about … 2015 and how Henry Lai

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If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose … to ride A Time to Dance+// into the winner’s circle at the 2015 Youth Nationals, achieving my #1 goal as an equestrian—being a top Arabian hunter pleasure rider and successful competitor. I would also choose to ride all around my second home, the tropical island of Maui! I would ride bareback in my front yard on Onaloa Beach, galloping on the white sandy beach along the beautiful turquoise ocean. Then, I would ride through the West Maui pineapple fields, enjoying the beautiful views of the ocean and neighboring islands of Molokai and Lanai. I would ride through the coffee bean forests, and then cool off under a waterfall! Haleakala National Park, home to the world’s largest dormant volcano, would be another cool place to go for a trail ride, where I would enjoy a sunrise and a ride through the crater, which makes you feel like you’re riding on the surface of the moon. Lastly, I would ride through Hana, the heart of Old Hawai’i, stopping for some local shaved ice! If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing Arabian horses and caring for their veterinary needs. It would feature all of today’s top Arabian horses and their riders, trainers, and veterinarians. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to … the Youth Nationals! I would like to wish all of the exhibitors the best of


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Horsin’ Around The World Natalie Lindmark

Katherine Mathews

luck at this year’s nationals. I know we have all worked hard and are all excited to compete with our horses.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … HORSES, of course!

The similarities between my horse and I are … we love each other a whole lot!

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... any national event like U.S., most likely.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my mare A Time to Dance+//, because that was the happiest day of my life! Her nickname is Cupcake because she is super sweet! I love her so much, she makes my heart happy!

The similarities between my horse and I are … we’re all a little weird. We’re imperfectly perfect, I guess you could say. Tiny quirks make us who we are, but basically, we are the biggest goofballs around!

When I grow up, I want to be … If I could repeat any day in my life, an equine attorney because I am I would choose … the day the first interested in practicing law and think ever Arabian came into my life. I can it would be fun to focus on equine law. honestly say, my life for sure, would I am also interested in being an equine never be the same after that day! veterinarian because I love horses and am interested in helping and caring for When I grow up, I want to be … a horses. photographer or horse trainer. People have always said I will grow out of My role model is … my mom, Shanna the horse phase, but I sure haven’t yet! Gage Lai, because she is the greatest And I don’t plan on it anytime soon! I person I know and someday I want to also think that being a photographer achieve just as much in my showing would fit me perfectly! At a horse career as she has. show you will always find me taking pictures in the stands.

Natalie Lindmark

My role model is … any trainer I have ever gotten to work with. Even if it was only trying a horse out or only taking a few lessons somewhere. The tips trainers have given me have If I could ride my horse anywhere in helped me so much. I will always carry the world, I would choose ... my barn, those memories and tips throughout because I don’t think there is anywhere my life with me. And I can’t forget else I would want to be, other than any my parents, who have constantly put horse show! up with my sassy attitude, but also

Farm/Trainer: ChriShan Park, Shan Wilson Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Sheri and Russ Lindmark

encourage me to follow my dreams.

Katherine Mathews

Farm/Trainer: Kristen Valencia Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Jessica Mathews If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Rome, where I could walk through the plazas, walk by shops, and eat Gelato with my horse. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a story where your choices affect the past, present and future. About a girl who could speak with horses and understand them. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... every single one. The similarities between my horse and I are ... my horse Camelot and I share a sweet disposition and a hardworking personality; my horse Khermit and I share our playfulness; and me and my horse Glory share a sassy personality. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … when I got my horse, Camelot. He is a dream come true. When I grow up, I want to be … a well-known, well respected dressage trainer who has won the Olympics in dressage more than one time. My role model is … my mother, who has stayed strong through every

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Jordan Mutschelknaus

Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, Kellie and Dalton Budd Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Darrell and Melissa Mutschelknaus If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... where they are; I love them being with Kellie and Dalton! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Saudi Arabian Nationals; I think it would be fascinating to see the origination of my horse’s bloodlines. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both are hardworking and fun to be around! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my horse Anza de Cognac; I was so excited and happy to have such an amazing horse that has opened so many opportunities for me. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world! When I grow up, I want to be … in the medical field because I enjoy helping people! My role model is … the older kids at Select Show Horses, because they work so hard and are so helpful to us

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Isabella Perricone

younger kids. We have a lot of fun and are one big family!

When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. I want to spend every day of my life with horses, specifically Arabians.

Allie Ollila

Farm/Trainer: AKS Farms, Alexis Scott Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Chris and Melissa Ollila If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas. Who wouldn’t want to ride on a pink beach? If I could create a video game, it would be about … anything that makes you use your brain. Some sort of new trivia game. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship. Arabian horses plus unique and gorgeous scenery would be absolutely perfect.

My role model is … Alexis Scott. She is everything that I am striving to be as a person. I have been looking up to her since I was six years old and that still hasn’t changed eight years later.

Isabella Perricone

Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman Clements Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Malou and Steven Perricone If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to ride in Italy on the Italian beaches and mountains. If I could create a video game, it would be about … Arabian show horses and doing what we do.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to The similarities between my horse ... the World Cup and ride on an and I are ... Danny and I are both very Arabian. stubborn. We both want things our way and only our way. Shady and I The similarities between my horse both enjoy the company of little kids. and I are ... my horse Blondie and I Shady will cuddle up to them and both have allergies, love to cuddle, and sit there allowing them to pet her for we both try our hardest. My horse hours. I also love spending time with Larry and I just fit together. little kids, especially when it’s with the horses. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my If I could repeat any day in my life, I first unanimous national championship. would choose … July 24, 2012.


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Taylor Richman When I grow up, I want to be … a professional horse trainer, because it is what I love to do. My role model is … my mom and trainer (Christy). They are so similar in many ways, and they are just great people. If it weren’t for them, I would not be the rider I am now. I can not thank them enough.

Taylor Richman

Farm/Trainer: Liberty Meadows Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Lisa Richman and Dean Richman If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Hawaii, so I can look at the beautiful scenery and go swimming in the ocean with my horse. If I could create a video game, it would be about … Super Sonic vs. the Forces of Evil. All the bad guys around the world are teaming up and are trying to destroy not just the world, but the entire universe! Will Sonic be able to stop them? Or will the bad guys win? If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Menton and the Arabian horse show in Paris. I think it would be an amazing experience for me as a rider and would be amazing to see Paris with my own eyes!

Heather Rodgers

Noah Rooker

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the first time I ever rode a horse, so I can see how much I’ve improved over the years.

horse trainer, has taught me so much and has always pushed me to be the best rider I can be. He is an amazing person and an even better trainer. He always stays positive and is just all When I grow up, I want to be … a vet, around amazing! so I can help animals in need.

Noah Rooker

My role model is … my mom, because Farm/Trainer: Rooker Training Stable, she puts in so much time and effort for Shawn and Carmelle Rooker /Select Show Horses, Dalton and Kellie Budd me to be here. Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Shawn and Carmelle Rooker Heather Rodgers Farm/Trainer: Shan Wilson If I could ride my horse anywhere in Age: 11-13 the world, I would choose ... Augusta Parent(s): Lynn and Cinda Rodgers National. If I could ride my horse anywhere If I could create a video game, it in the world, I would choose ... the would be about … baseball. Caribbean. If I could create a video game, it would be about … adventure. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both have red hair, we both love to show, and we are both pretty weird. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my first and second national championships. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals. It’s my favorite show of the year. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both really hyper. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … winning my national championship on my horse Johnny. When I grow up, I want to be … a college basketball coach. My role model is … Dwayne Wade, because he is really hard working and determined.

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Sevana Skinner

Farm/Trainer: ChriShan Park, Shan Wilson Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Kim and Jeffrey skinner If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... St. Martins. If I could create a video game, it would be about … some type of adventure game. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals, because I love getting to see all my friends and being able to compete with three truly amazing horses. And also U.S. Nationals, because it’s such a fun show and I love watching all the amazing horses! The similarities between my horse and I are ... all of my horses and I are pretty crazy and outgoing. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day when my costume/park horse, Harley, came into my life because he has taught me lessons not even my parents and life itself could teach me. He has taught me millions of things, like hard work really does pay off, and all the carrots and treats in the world could never make up for everything he has done for me. You could ride hundreds of horses in your life—own as many as you want—but there will always be that one horse who gallops away with your heart; a horse that can make you

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Zacharia Stransky laugh through your tears, and listens to you no matter what you say. But most importantly, a truest of friend that can never be replaced, and Harley will forever be that one horse. He has contributed to the rider and person I am today and for that, he will always have a special place in my heart. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer! I want to help pursue the many dreams and goals of lesson/ show kids! My role model is … my horse trainer Shan Wilson. To me, a role model is someone who has influenced me in a positive way. They are someone I can look to for advice on tough situations and can give me wise words, and Shan fits that role. He has taught me so much in the little time I have been at ChriShan Park! He’s always there, right by my side supporting and helping me achieve my dreams and goals. He motivates me to be the best I can be, and his dedication to this sport is incredible! Most importantly, his good character, honesty, integrity, respectfulness, perseverance, optimism and generosity, makes him the type of person everyone can count on!

Zacharia Stransky

Farm/Trainer: Hesten Park, Larry Hoffman Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Reid and Daria Stransky If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the shoreline of Waikiki beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, on a warm sunny day! If I could create a video game, it would be about … a place where both humans and animals can talk. The animals have to do things humans usually have to do, and the animals also have to take care of all the humans. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale, Arizona. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both masculine, lazy and make each other look good. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … to repeat my country English pleasure walk/trot class in 2013. My horse started to get sick right before the class ended and up until that point, we had had the best ride of our career together. When I grow up, I want to be … a cash crop farmer. My role model is … my dad, because he is kind, tough, a go getter and strong hearted.


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Alexa Tiziani

Alexa Tiziani

McKella Tiziani

McKella Tiziani

Farm/Trainer: Sarah Paripovich Training / Golladay Training Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Kressi and Mario Tiziani

Farm/Trainer: Sarah Paripovich / Golladay Training Age: 11-13 Parent(s): Kressi and Mario Tiziani

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the beach in St. Thomas.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Tuscany Jewel of Italy, located in the central area of the Italian peninsula. I chose this destination because I think it would be so fun to ride along the golden hills and beaches.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... watch U.S. Nationals. I have never been there and it seems like it would be a lot of fun to go and experience what it is like. The similarities between my horse and I are ... both my horse and I love to show and love to be around people! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won at Canadian Nationals with my first horse JAS Tucson. It was both his and my first national championship and it was very special to be able to share it with such an amazing horse. When I grow up, I want to … follow in my mom’s footsteps, and become an orthodontist. My role model is … Juliette Dell, because she is an amazing rider, has amazing horses and seems to be a very humble and nice person.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … creating a dance to a song and you can save it to your Wii and play it with your friends! I chose to come up with this idea because when I’m not riding, I’m on the dance floor! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Arabian Horse Celebration Show in Louisville, Kentucky. I think that this would be a great experience and a fun place to go.

Saylor Weidauer When I grow up, I want to be … a pediatric dentist and work with kids. My role model is … Beyoncé, because she is loyal to her family, she promotes strength and independence in her song lyrics, and when she falls, she gets right back up.

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Farm/Trainer: KRE Show Horses, Katherine Rich-Elzig Age: 11-13 Parent(s): James and Shannon Weidauer If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Rome, because the architecture is amazing and I could get some really amazing photos! If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses, definitely, with a lot of detail and shows to compete at with other people.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals! I look forward to seeing the astonishing caliber of horses The similarities between my horse there and all the talented riders, and and I are ... we are mostly cheerful and when I’m old enough, compete! energetic. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won National Champion Walk/Trot at Canadian Nationals in Brandon. This was the best day of my life and I would definitely want to repeat this day.

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If I could repeat any day in my life, I The similarities between my horse would choose … the day I won my and I are ... that we both have fun first reserve national championship last and loving personalities. We are both year at Youth! perfectionists and work very hard to please. Always striving to do our best When I grow up, I want to be … a and rise to the challenge, we work When I grow up, I want to be … I horse trainer or a veterinarian. well together. And although we work haven’t decided yet, though know I extremely hard, we can still find time want to breed, train and show Arabians to relax and have fun with each other. My role model is … my mom, because along with whatever career I choose. she loves and supports me and teaches When I grow up, I want to be … part- me how to ride. My role model is … my mom and time veterinarian and own a training dad, because they work so incredibly Catrina Wolfe facility where I, along with students hard to make sure I have everything to and hopefully a co-trainer, continue to Farm/Trainer: Cactus Rose Ranch, make my life as memorable as possible, show Arabians. Carolyn McDonald they love me unconditionally, and see Age: 11-13 that I am always taken care of. I hope Parent(s): Trudy and Joel Wolfe My role model is … Bethany one day I can be half the parent they Hamilton, because although I don’t are. Thank you Mom & Dad. Love If I could ride my horse anywhere in know her personally, she has shown you! the world, I would choose ... to ride a tremendous amount of courage and strength through the hardest of times. in the south of France through all the Camille Welch beautiful gardens. Farm/Trainer: Katherine Rich-Elzig Emma Williams Age: 11-13 Farm/Trainer: Kiesner Training If I could go to any Arabian horse Parent(s): Shannon and Jim Welch Age: 11-13 event in the world, I would go to ... Parent(s): Chris and Amy Williams The Pride of Poland sale, because I If I could ride my horse anywhere have always wanted to see all the big in the world, I would choose ... the If I could ride my horse anywhere farms and their beautiful mares and beach in Jamaica, because it is so in the world, I would choose ... on a foals. beautiful and calming. I have always beach in Turks & Caicos. wanted to ride on the beach and The similarities between my horse experience hoof prints in the sand and If I could create a video game, it and I are ... we both are outgoing and trotting through the blue waters. would be about … players being able love to show. to be all different types of animals and If I could go to any Arabian horse mythical creatures. If I could repeat any day in my life, event in the world, I would go to ... I would choose … the day that I The Egyptian Event in Lexington, If I could go to any Arabian horse won my first Youth National top ten, Kentucky, to view the finest halter event in the world, I would go to ... because I was so nervous and excited classes and enjoy hands-on seminars the Salon du Cheval in Paris. all at once. with the best trainers in the world. I would get to learn so many new The similarities between my horse When I grow up, I want to be … a and interesting things to further my and I are ... kindness, silly, friendly. sports lawyer like my father. knowledge of horses. with my first horse, Red Label MBA. I was so excited and it was one of the most amazing days of my life! Red recently passed away, so I’m dedicating Youth Nationals 2015 to him ...

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Horsin’ Around The World Hadley Ames My role model is … Malala Yousafzai, because she overcame such a huge obstacle in her life and used it to help other people.

10 & UNDER Hadley Ames

Farm/Trainer: Cedar Ridge, Leah Beth and John Golladay Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Michelle and Tony Ames If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a horse show attire game complete with designing and choosing your own crazy suit fabrics, hat choices and bun bows. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the World Championships in Paris. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both a little stubborn, a bit spoiled and pretty spunky. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I was born. I can’t remember it.

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Lydia Beck

Farm/Trainer: Westridge Farms, Jenna Ball Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): John and Gretchen Beck If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Saudi Arabia. If I could create a video game, it would be about … buildings. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both have short tempers. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got Skylar. When I grow up, I want to be … a doctor. My role model is … Allie Blyskal Sacksen and her horse Sparrow’s Nio, because she does jumping and crosscountry.

When I grow up, I want to be … either a fashion designer or a gymnast circus performer. My role model is … Lara Ames, because I’m so proud and fortunate to carry on the tradition of riding in the Ames family. Thank you to everyone who makes that possible!

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Farm/Trainer: Jessica Bein Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): David and Jessica Bein

Farm/Trainer: AKS Farms Alexis Scott Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Bill and Jennifer Browne

Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Derek and Cherie Cook

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Hawaii, because I want to ride Slik in the ocean!

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a desert and race horses with my friends.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to be in Indiana with my amazing and caring trainers.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … how to get roses at Youth Nationals! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Las Vegas, because I won a scholarship when I showed there. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both like to run and slide! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day we brought Destinee and Slik home to our house, and now I can see them every morning before I go to school. When I grow up, I want to be … a physical therapist, horse trainer, or a photographer. My role model is … my mom, because she is the best mom ever!

If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses, of course! If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show, because I get to see friends I don’t usually see all year and you see horses from all around the world.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … the amazing journey of what it takes to be a rider, and the hardships and dedication it takes to succeed.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both love each other!

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals. I get to see how far I have come and I get to test myself against the best!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … when I got my first horse, Sam, for my 9th birthday. I was so shocked! I probably cried for the first week I had him!

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both unfocused at times, we love to have fun, we are very competitive and get excited when we win, and we make a good team.

When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer or a cop!

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I was Champion at Buckeye and won my first roses.

My role model is … my mom, because she loves me, understands me, and supports me!

When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer, because I want to share my love of horses with other people. My role model is … Kellie Budd, because she is so caring with her riders and pushes all of us to work harder, so that one day we will achieve our goals.

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Quinn Eisenfeld

Farm/Trainer: Cactus Rose Ranch, Carolyn McDonald and Ali Brady Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Amanda and Steve Eisenfeld If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... to someday take my horses to a show in Louisiana. I have family there, and they have never been able to see me ride. Otherwise, I love my barn and my trainers and I could not imagine being anywhere else. If I could create a video game, it would be about … “pinning” hair, braiding, horses, and crafts. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the new show in New York City where Arabians will be showing in Central Park that my mom told me about. I think it would be amazing to show my western horse to people who don’t usually get to experience our shows and show them how versatile our breed really is. The similarities between my horse and I are ... my mare JS Serinah and I, both have really long thick hair. Otherwise, we are nothing alike. She is pretty moody and is a total prima donna. I don’t think I act like that! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … three years ago at Region 7. I won my first belt buckle doing showmanship. It was my first win at a big show. I think it was the

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Taylor Griego

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals, because I get to When I grow up, I want to be … on spend a whole week with my horses the Auburn Equestrian team in college, and all my horse show friends. then I want to go to LSU Dental School in hopes of one day becoming The similarities between my horse an orthodontist (I really love to pull and I are ... we both love to show. teeth! It’s gross, I know). If I could repeat any day in my life, I My role model is … my NayNay (Sue would choose … the day I won the Butler), because she is kind, funny, Walk/Trot Country English Pleasure generous, and a great cook. She has at Scottsdale. taught me to be humble, appreciative, and thank God for my blessings. When I grow up, I want to be … an I love the way she supports me interior designer. unconditionally, but she can be kind of strict with me at times (she calls My role model is … Larry and Jody it “tough love”). My parents are pretty Hoffman, and Diane Underwood, awesome, too! I am blessed to have because they all work so hard and are great adults in my life, including my so encouraging to all their students, trainers and barn moms. even when things aren’t going just the way you want them to. happiest day ever. Other than that, the day I got Serinah was pretty special.

Alexa Gilbert

Farm/Trainer: Hesten Park, Larry and Jody Hoffman / Flatiron Springs, Diane Underwood Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Glenn and Kelly Gilbert If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... right here in the U.S., because I can’t image anything more fun than riding my horse at Youth Nationals. If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing horses around the world. You have to groom, practice, and clean tack to get to the shows, and then you can move up levels the better you ride.

Taylor Griego Farm/Trainer: Bisch Training Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Jennifer Henry and Brad Griego If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... on the beach in Hawaii. If I could create a video game, it would be about … my riding team and my horse. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals.

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Connor Koch The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both sweet and kind, and we both smile a lot. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my horse Vegas. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer. My role model is … because… my mommy and daddy, because they love me so much.

Connor Koch Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Courtney and Jonathan Koch If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... South Africa. If I could create a video game, it would be about … football. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both very serious when riding, but like to be silly and have fun! And we both love soda! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I got my first horse Krewes Missle LOA.

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Karter LaVenture

Karter LaVenture

Farm/Trainer: Westridge Farms, My role model is … because… Dalton Jenna Ball Age: 10 & Under Budd, because he is a great trainer! Parent(s): Michael and Kara LaVenture

Siena Krueger

Farm/Trainer: Silver Aspen Ranch Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Jeff Krueger and Maria Danieli Krueger If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Italy. If I could create a video game, it would be about … showing horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both competitive, smart and sassy. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … my first Youth Nationals in 2014. When I grow up, I want to be … either a chef or interior designer. My role model is … my mom, because she is aggressive, smart and a great rider.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Hawaii. I would ride across the beaches, and then I would want to ride up to see some of the volcanoes. If I could create a video game, it would be about … playing basketball or other sports, and building different stadiums. I would want my game to work like Minecraft, but it would build places to play sports, and then have the different teams play in the stadiums you built. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals! This is my first and I am excited to ride. I have been going to shows watching my older sister for lots of years, and now it is my time to show too. The similarities between my horse and I are ... my horse Andy and I, are both kind of short. We also both have pink skin, but I have red hair and he has grey hair. We also both really like candy, especially skittles.


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Bostyn Leffler

Camryn Martens

Valentina Perricone

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … my eleventh birthday, because it was a really fun day. I went with a bunch of my friends to a place where we played mini golf, arcade games and laser tag. Then we hit in the batting cages, and jumped on the giant trampoline. It was awesome!

almost the same age and we both have allergies at the barn!

My role model is … Dr. Seuss, because his first book was turned down by 27 publishers and he never gave up.

When I grow up, I want to be … a sports agent, because I could be around all kinds of different sporting events and see a lot of different stadiums. My role model is … my dad, because he is good at baseball, and he works really hard. My dad teaches me to always try my best and never give up. He is a really good dad!

Bostyn Leffler Farm/Trainer: Select Show Horses, Dalton and Kellie Budd Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Mike and Sherri Leffler If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... a beach on a tropical island. If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses and horse care. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Tevis Cup. The similarities between my horse and I are ... no one spells our names correctly (Moun and Bostyn), we are

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … when I got my first horse Moun and got to ride him. When I grow up, I want to be … a stable owner, rider and show internationally. My role model is … Faith Robbins, because she is always kind and very gracious when she wins.

Camryn Martens Farm/Trainer: AKS Farms, Alexis Scott Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Kevin and Janette Martens If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Hollywood, California, so I could take selfies by the Hollywood sign. If I could create a video game, it would be about … riding horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Denver Queen City Horse Show. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we are both girls; that’s about it. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won my Scottsdale equitation championship. When I grow up, I want to be … an interior designer.

Valentina Perricone Farm/Trainer: Christy Higman Clements Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Malou and Steven Perricone If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... Ireland, because I want to ride my horse bareback in the rolling green hills on the cliffs next to the ocean. If I could create a video game, it would be about … a game resembling my life with my horses. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... the Brazilian Nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... Flash and I just fit together when he’s not grumpy! But Minnievan and I are just two peas in a pod! If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … my ride on Minnievan at 2012 Youth Nationals! It was the best ride ever! When I grow up, I want to be … a trainer, but I would also like to do something with fashion and beauty. My role model is … my mom, because she’s everything I hope to be.

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Mei Redmond

Ping Redmond

Jong Redmond

Mei Redmond

Ping Redmond

Farm/Trainer: Cynthia Burkman Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Tom and Carmen Redmond

Farm/Trainer: Cynthia Burkman Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Tom and Carmen Redmond

Farm/Trainer: Cynthia Burkmann Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Tom and Carmen Redmond

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Rocky Mountains or anywhere I could ride my horse.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... anywhere I could with my horse.

If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the Grand Canyon.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … how to ride your horse properly and groom. You could also join people’s worlds and they could give you stuff, like in Minecraft.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses. You can sell horses for game money and use the money you made to buy better horses. Also, you could join in and compete with others.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … horse training, and also include joining worlds to ride with each other.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we like meeting new people (or horses) and we both love carrots.

The similarities between my horse and I are ... we work together smoothly.

If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … Saturday. When I grow up, I want to be … a chef. My role model is … my mom, because she is everything to me and she is a good influence.

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If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … Friday. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer.

If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Youth Nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we like meeting new people. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … Sunday. When I grow up, I want to be … a chef. My role model is … my mom, because she’s a good influence.


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Madison Rose

Madison Rose Farm/Trainer: Hesten Park, Larry Hoffman / P&H Horse & Cattle Co., Pam and Hoyt Rose / Eleanor’s Arabian Farm, Eleanor Hamilton Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Pam and Hoyt Rose If I could create a video game, it would be about … a judge judging a class—any class you want—and you judge what you think is good and bad about the horse. At the end of the class (along with other judges), you compare notes, and if yours are the same, you win; if not, you lose. There would be 30 levels. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... Scottsdale, Arizona. I would love to go there and watch!

Kaitlyn Sherman

Rex White

When I grow up, I want to be … either a horse trainer or basketball coach. I love horses and riding, grooming, and playing with them, and I love sports and being athletic.

My role model is … Dana Weddle, because she took me from not being able to trot, to winning Region 9 Champion last year in Hunt Seat Equitation and getting top ten at Youth Nationals in Western Equitation.

My role model is … Hillary Hoffman, because she is so nice to me. She teaches me stuff, from tying a tie, to how to ride her horse. She is like the big sister I never had!

Kaitlyn Sherman Farm/Trainer: Weddle Training Stables, Dana Weddle Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Todd and Kim Sherman If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose … the beach.

If I could create a video game, it would be about … horses (life). The similarities between my horse and I are ... Capi and I are both tiny If I could go to any Arabian horse but strong; Biggy and I both have the event in the world, I would go to … same personality, we are both loving and sweet; Firewalker and I both love Youth or U.S. Nationals. food; and Maggie and I both have the The similarities between my horse same personality—but different than Biggy’s— in that we are soft to people. and I are … we both love to be free and active. If I could repeat any day in my life, If I could repeat any day in my life, I I would choose … when I got to would choose … the day I got top ten see and ride my new horse Biggy at in Western Equitation last year. Hesten Park! He is so cool and fun! When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer.

Rex White Farm/Trainer: John White Stables, Lisa Jo White Age: 10 & Under Parent(s): Lisa and John White If I could ride my horse anywhere in the world, I would choose ... the West Coast, because it is warm. If I could create a video game, it would be about … sports. If I could go to any Arabian horse event in the world, I would go to ... U.S. Nationals. The similarities between my horse and I are ... we both strive to get better and win together. If I could repeat any day in my life, I would choose … the day I won the UPHA 10 & Under at Youth Nationals. When I grow up, I want to be … a horse trainer for John White Stables. My role model is … my mom, because she is an amazing mother and one of the best equitation trainers. ■

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6 D Ranch ................................................................ 10, 11 A AKS Farms ...............................................................75-82 ArabianHorseGlobal.com ............................................ 103 Arranaga Performance Horses ..................................... 109 B Bay Area Equine Vet Camp ......................................... 121 Bein Performance Horses .................................... 124, 125 Bisch Training....................................................... 135-138 Bray’s Training Center, Inc. ......................................... 105 Burkman Centre ...................................................... 52, 83 C Cactus Rose Ranch ............................................... 106-109 ChriShan Park ..........................................................24-29 Christy Higman-Clements Training ........................ 69-74 Colonial Wood Training Center............................... 17-21 Crescent Creek Farm .........................................17-19, 126 D DC Arabians .................................................................... 9 E Ellis Arabians........................................................ 118-120 F Feldman, Hannah .................................................... 42, 43 Finca Y Caballeriza De Albuquerque ...................116, 117 Flood Show Horses ............................................ 196-IBC G Golladay Training ............................................IFC-8, 130 Green Acres Ranch, Inc............................................89-93 H Harris Show Horses ..................................................32-37 Hesten Park...........................................................130-133 Hickerson Arabians ............................................. 122, 123 Highland Pride Arabians ............................................... 83 J John White Stables ........................................................ 51 K Kiesner Training, Inc. .............................................. 44-49

KRE Show Horses ....................................................89-93 L Liberty Farms LLC ....................................................... 96 Liberty Meadows .................................................. 139-146 N Nolte, Paige & Diane ................................................... 129 P Pawsitive Pawsibilities.................................................... 97 Prestige Farms LLC ................................................ 94, 95 Price Performance Horses .........................................65-67 R Ralston Training Center .......................................104, 114 Remington Monroe Equine LLC ............................32-37 Resident Realty Austin ............................................ 30, 31 Rooker Training Stable .........................................126-128 Rushlow’s Arabians ........................................................ 50 S Sarah Parapovich Training .......................................... 129 Select Show Horses ...................................................53-63 Setting Sun Stables .................................................. 96, 98 Show Season ................................................................ 102 Showtime Training Center ...................................... 22, 23 Silfaun Arabians LLC ..........................................110, 111 Silver Aspen Ranch........................................................ 68 Stachowski Farms, Inc. .............................................32-37 T The Brass Ring ............................................................... 99 Tyson Randle Reining Horses ..................................... 138 V Vicki Humphrey Training Center ............................ 12-16 W Weddle Training Stables.......................................... 30, 31 Western Cross Arabians & Pintos ........................ 112-115 Westridge Farms .......................................................... 134 Wolf Springs Ranch.......................................... 84-88, BC Volume 46, No. 1 |

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CJ Psyncinati Kid Arabian Western Pleasure Lets Get Loded Half-Arabian Western Pleasure BL Heir Supreme Arabian English Pleasure C Hondo Arabian Hunter Pleasure

To my family: Thank you for your unwavering love throughout the years. You introduced me to the horse world that means so much to me. For that, I am eternally grateful. I can’t wait to return the support my three little cheerleaders on the rail have given me. To LJ, Mitchi, and the rest of my friends: I hold our horse show memories near and dear to my heart. Thank you for sharing the adventures that I treasure the most. I love you more. To my trainers, the guys, and every member of the team: I have an immeasurable amount of gratitude for your boundless talent and passionate work. My horses are blessed to be in your care. We adore you. Love always ... Anna

Calapalooza V Arabian Show Hack Bada Bing Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JR Chivas Regal Arabian Country English Pleasure Trainers Burkman Centre & Kiesner Training

2015 AHT Youth Yearbook  

from June issue