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HA Toskcan Sun U. S . N AT I O N A L C H A m p I O N A N d S C OT T S d A L e C H A m p I O N eNgLISH pLeASUre JUNIOr HOrSe

Baske Afire x Matoska, by Zodiac Matador Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA and Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Owners: HA Toskcan Sun LLC Standing at: Stachowski Farm, Inc. Mantua, Ohio • info@stachowski.com Contact: Jim Stachowski • 330-603-2116

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RepR Rep Roducing R oducing the * Bask &

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi 4 crosses to *Bask, 1 cross to Huckleberry Bey U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure

Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN • 865.388.0507 Trainer Mike Miller • Mike@smparabians.com • cell 608.332.0701 Visit us on the web at: www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Region 12 Spotlight Stallions Scottsdale Signature Stallions WCAHA All Star Futurity AEPA Enrolled Sires


h uckle uckleBB e RR RRy y Bey l egends

Arabian Celebration Unanimous Champion English Pleasure U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure

ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire 3 crosses to *Bask, 1 cross to Huckleberry Bey


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nutCraCker Sweet pf 2012 U.S. National AEPA Halcon $50,000 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity Champion

1St HaLf-arabian foaL, 1St nationaL CHampion Sired by ...

CH Carmac x Christmas In New York ERB

#1 Sire of World Champions

Standing at WilloWbank bank Farm 502-722-8073 SimpSonville, kentucky WWW.WilloWbankFarm.com

S wa n S o n & J a m p S a , LLC Kris swanson & DaviD Jampsa

For breeding inFormation: david JampSa ~ 502-500-7008 3gaited@bellSouth.net

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(sF specs shocwave x Mz Kitty)

sHes so Bad

(sF specs shocwave x shes real Bad)

CL sHaMPagne WisHes

sF stiCKer sHoC

(sF specs shocwave x Contessa's Wine) (sF specs shocwave x shes real Bad)

tHunder struCK Lr

(sF specs shocwave x Berre striking)

sF aFtersHoC

(sF specs shocwave x sF sweet elegance)

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Thank you

to the AEPA for creating such an incredible program and exiting class that we all can look forward to year after year. With special thanks to Stan Schneider & Schneider Saddlery for their added donation of the beautiful saddle. With Gratitude ~ The Blankenship Family K I E S N E R T R A I N I N G • 8 6 5 . 9 8 4 . 5 2 4 5 • W W W. K I E S N E RT R A I N I N G . C O M


4X CONSECUTIVE UNANIMOUS U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION ENGLISH

Proudly owned by Bill & Shirley Reilich AEPA Enrolled Sire Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire

Minnesota Medallion Stallion SCID & CA Clear

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SIRED 4 OF THE AEPA PUREBRED TOP TEN, EARNING

$49,500 OF THE

$100,000 WON

Proudly owned by The Blankenship Family

EMERGED AS A DOMINATING SIRE OF YOUNG ARABIAN ENGLISH HORSES AT THE 2012 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Proudly owned by Karlton Jackson

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Noble Way

N at i o N a l C h a m p i o N S i r e . . . MHR Nobility IXL Noble Express RY Fire Ghazi

Afire Bey V Chamorrita Afire BPA Cheers $2,500 lfg

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Proximus

CA

B red to Move You.

2012 Canadian National Reserve Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Tom Theisen

Huckleberry Bey Afire Bey V Autumn Fire

Triften DA Triffire SA Bask Starfire $2,500 lfg

18080 Cty 2 • Chatfield, MN 55923 507-867-2981 • 507-202-4440 • 507-867-0060 barn lori@conwayarabians.com or Tom Theisen at 404-304-9955 tommytheisen@yahoo.com

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RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION 2012 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion 2x U.S. National Top Ten 2x Region 12 Champion

MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi, by *El Ghazi

THE PERFECT OUTCROSS FOR THE DAUGHTERS & GRANDDAUGHTERS OF AFIRE BEY V

Trained by and standing at Kiesner Training barn: 865.984.5245 • cell: 865.556.0413 www.KiesnerTraining.com

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Owned by Hennessey Arabian Partners LLC Manager: George Z • 352.857.3384 www.HennesseyArabians.com

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • AEPA Enrolled Sire


WITH EARNINGS IN THE AEPA PROGRAM FOR OUR CLIENTS TOTALING OVER

PROUD TO BE THE #1 RANKED TRAINING CENTER BY THE ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE ASSOCIATION

Joel & Ashton Kiesner 3418 Miser Station Road Louisville, TN 37777 Barn: 865-984-5245 Joel's Cell: 865-556-0413 Ashton's Cell: 865-556-0412

Thank you!

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Bred to be the performance sire that you need.

Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot -- *El Ghazi / *Bask

Special Breeding Incentives Available

Nominated Sire AEPA Sire, Scottsdale Signature Stallion Region 12 Spotlight, AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Owned by Southern Oaks Farm • Kelli Aguirre

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Trained by and standing at Showtime Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.showtimetrainingcenter.net


Mike & Robin Porter Weatherford, Texas 817.594.7027 www.crescentcreekfarms.com

AEPA Nominated Stallion Photos by Stuart Vesty design by Brandy Johnson

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From The House Of Trot... Come C ome To Poppa (JR Maximilian x Pheobe Afire)

Tryst T ryst CCF

(Baske Afire x MZ Kitty)

Young Y oung Money (Apollopalooza x Primroza Afire)

AEPA AEPA Enrolled Enrolled Stallions Stallions Sweepstakes Sweepstakes Nominated Nominated

Shawn & Carmelle Rooker Fenton, MI 810.629.6169 Carmelle’s Cell: 810.241.9246 carmelle@rookerts.com www.rookertrainingstable.com


PrisCilla V

The Hucks Connection V Filly Priscilla V sold at a South African Auction for a record-breaking price of $1 million rand! (Hucks Connection V x Patience V)

2012 Colt

(Hucks Connection V x Berry Fancee)

2012 Colt

(Hucks Connection V x Pure & Simple)

2012 Filly

(Hucks Connection V x Afire Love VF)

2013 Filly

Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace Scottsdale Signature Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion AEPA Enrolled Sire Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire

2013 Filly by Hucks Connection V

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The geT of A TempTATion, hey hAllelujAh And 2012 u.S. nATionAl leAding Sire BASke Afire, hAve won over

$225,000 in The AepA progrAm.

Baske Afire

Offering a select group of talented horses for open and amateur competition.

Afire Bey V x Mac Baske

Strawberry Banks Farm Barbara Chur, owner ~ Brian Murch, trainer ~ cell: 716.983.3099 716.652.9346 ~ East Aurora, New York ~ info@strawberrybanksfarm.com www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com

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Thank you to the AEPA for bringing such an exciting program to showcase the incredible English Pleasure Horse!

Mamage x JJ Sioux Hope, by MC Sir Hope

Matoi x JJ Sioux Hope, by MC Sir Hope AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sires AEPA Enrolled Sires • SCID Clear

Chris Wilson Cell: 417.761.2031

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wunderbar arabians

WunderbarArabians.com

Ed & Laura Friesen • Saskatoon, Sask phone: 306-220-8157 or 306-382-6310 email: e.l.friesen@sasktel.net

bask afire x brooklyn bey Mariachi Wa x Saddlebred

Cool Hand Luke wa

Nat’l ChampioN ha CouNtry pleasure res. NatioNal ChampioN ha sweepstakes Colts/geldiNgs owNed by JessiCa aNdersoN

Canadian National Champion & U.S. National Res Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Jr Horse SweepStakeS, ScottSdale Signature &AEPA NomiNAtEd stAllioN • sCid & CA ClEAr

Siring National winners in both halter and performance.

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Sire Of National Champions

Vibrato G

gitar mf x starlite flite

Scarlet O Butler gitar mf x af ellenai

Independence G

gitar mf x starlite flite

Pretentious CA

gitar mf x precocious af

AF EddieVanHalen gitar mf x young and hot

Scarlet O Butler gitar mf x af ellenai

Gibson Gitar

gitar mf x ghazis flaminstar

She Be A Rockstar

gitar mf x callaway's epiphany

A DA N DY FA R M

Greenwood, Delaware Cathy Vincent ~ 302.236.6665 cell 302.349.5116 ~ AdandyFarm@aol.com www.AdandyFarm.com

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Power, Precision, Perfection, Patriarch

nominated sire: AEPA Enrolled Sire Western Carolinas Futurity AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

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SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance AEPA Enrolled Sire

U.S. National Reserve Champion Open English

Owned by: L. A. Flynn Standing at: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Canton, Georgia • 770.740.8432 • vicki@vickihumphrey.com

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Breed something they’ll melt for!

Pez RTA

Brach RTA

Sugar And Spice RTA

ferrara photo

Apollopalooza x Starkhana SCID, CA & LFS clear Sweepstakes Nominated Sire IA Gold Star & MN Medallion Stallion

Trained by and standing at LIBERTY MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER Raymore, MO • 816.651.7424 www.liberty-meadows.com

Proudly owned by THE KRAMER FAMILY 715.879.5832 N6093 840th Street, Elk Mound, WI 54739 www.redtailarabians.com Volume 43, No. 9 | A.E.P.A. Futurity 31

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Noble Alisa & Peppa Mint RTA


MyFire Bey (Afire Bey V x VF Majorca)

Introducing the exciting My Fire Bey. 2008 Reserve Champion Arabian English Performance Association Yearling In-Hand. Sired by the legendary Afire Bey V and out of the National Champion Park Mare, VF Majorca. AEPA & Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire, Breedings Available.

Quality sale horses available at all times.

Tony & Lenora Petrarca, Owners Ed & Suzannah Lake, Trainers 3426 Medina Line Road, RichďŹ eld, OH 44286 OďŹƒce 330.659.3059 Ed Lake 330.573.6381 www.hickorylanearabians.com Suzannah, Ed, Christopher, & Natalie Lake

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Historic Year for the AEPA

I

am so proud of everything the AEPA accomplished this year. It is nice to be able to give ourselves a collective pat on the back. I salute the board that has been working every year to make this an ever better program. Barbara Chur, Brian Murch, Irwin Schimmel, Joel Kiesner, Johnny Ryan, Lara Ames and Tim Shea, all deserve thanks and praise from everyone involved with English Performance horses. For the first time ever, a $100,000 class was held at U.S. Nationals; and we were also able to debut the new AEPA HALCON Furniture $50,000 H/A Futurity. The preliminary sections were beautiful. I have never seen such a display of talent as I did watching the horses perform their individual patterns. WOW, people are breeding great English performance horses! From my own personal perspective, the individual pattern classes were the most enthralling ones I have ever seen. The depth and quality were astonishing, and the horses made me proud of our program and of the breed. I have no doubt that these are the “must see” classes of the show for anyone looking for young English Performance horses, and for breeders interested in seeing what different bloodlines are producing. More than forty horses performed under the full spotlight for the entire pattern. I loved seeing them, and I enjoyed watching young trainers step up and perform while they had everyone’s full attention. It was wonderful! The finals class on Saturday night was fun and exciting. It was cool to hear the horses called to the ring and each of the ten announced one-by-one. Every placement makes a big difference in prize

money which added to the drama as we called out the winners in reverse order. The $30,000 first place purse made for classic Finals Night memories. Each year we will interview the winner in the ring. Joel Kiesner was able to tell the audience, and the world watching on the live feed, just how exciting it is to take home a $30,000 prize. 2013 starts off with more great news. The Arabian Horse Times has become a named sponsor of the purebred futurity. The class is now the AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian Futurity. This sponsorship ensures that the AEPA remains on solid financial footing for the foreseeable future. These classes help secure the future and I ask all breeders of English Performance horses to support the AEPA by purchasing a breeding to an AEPA enrolled stallion. This year’s auction will run from March 4th through March 11th. Every penny generated by the auction is escrowed for prize money. Please bid! Peter Conway AEPA President

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Arabian English PErformance Association

A Noble Cause

(IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire)

Allience

A Temptation

Afire Bey V

(Tempter x A Love Song)

(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire)

Apaladin

Aregal Heir TRGR

Baske Afire

(Aladdinn x A Love Song)

(AA Apollo Bey x Amanda of Aerie)

Bel Heir LR

Black Daniels (IXL Noble Express x Victoria)

(Zodiac Matador x Prides Princess)

(Apollopalooza x Starkhana)

Comoshun

CSP Grand Cayman

DS Mick Jagger

(Afires Heir x JKF Wistful)

(Promotion x Cognette)

(Mamage x JJ Sioux Hope)

(Afires Heir x LA Athena)

Afires Heir

(Afire Bey V x Brassmiss)

Can Gogh

(Matoi x JJ Sioux Hope)

Alchemyst

(AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch)

Baskghazi

(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske)

(Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi)

Candeman

Come To Poppa

Emperor of Anza

Fire and Goldd

(Anza Padro x Empress of Bask)

(JR Maximilian x Pheobe Afire)

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(Afire Bey V x Brassmiss)


2013 Enrolled Stallions

Gitar MF

GSF Revolution

(Afire Bey V x Gitara PASB)

(Afire Bey V x Primroza Afire)

GSF Rizing Son (Apollopalooza x BWA Tusea)

Hey Hallelujah (deceased) Hucks Connection V IXL Noble Express (Huckleberry Bey x Hallelujah Bask)

My Fire Bey

(Afire Bey V x VF Majorca)

(Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace)

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

Noble Ffyre

Noble Supreme CRF

Prosuasion

Proximus CA

(IXL Noble Express x Foxy Afire)

Pioneer Express

(IXL Noble Express x Pioneer Rhythm)

(SF Specs Shocwave x MZ Kitty)

(A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska)

(Afire Bey V x DA Triffire)

H Mobility H

HA Toskcan Sun

Mamage

Mariachi WA

Noble Way

On The Mark

SF Aftershoc

SF Specs Shocwave

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

(Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic)

(IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire)

(SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance)

(Baske Afire x Matoska)

(Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey)

(El Ghazi x Ava)

(Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)

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2013 Enrolled Stallions

SHF Encore

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

VCP Magnifire (Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi)

TC Miyake

(Zodiac Matador x Miss Cognac)

Vegaz

The Renaissance

Thunder Struck LR

VJ Royal Heir

WP Corporate Image

(ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense)

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

(Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot)

CH Call Me Ringo (ASB)

Majesteit

Tryst CCF

(SF Specs Shocwave x Berre Striking)

(Afires Heir x Play Girl MSC)

(Baske Afire x MZ Kitty)

Young Money

(Apollopalooza x Primroza Afire)

ASB & DHH Enrolled Sires

(Sultan’s Great Day x CH Eleanor Rigby)

Nutcracker’s Nirvana

Sir William Robert

Kingwood’s Harlem Harlem)

(WGC Santana’s Charm x Rebel Empress)

(ASB) (Undulata’s Nutcracker x

(ASB)

Nico

(DHH)

(DHH)

Tomcat (ASB)

Undulata’s Nutcracker

(SJ Space Sensation (ASB) x SJ Tango’s Dream Girl)

(ASB) (CH Caramac x Christmas In New York ERB)

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Over $165,000

in prize money was paid in 2012! aePa Yearling in-hand engliSh futuritY

araBian hOrSe tiMeS $100,000 araBian Saddle Seat futuritY

2012 CHAMPION

2012 CHAMPION

WP State Of ShOck

(SF Specs Shocwave x Play Girl MSC) Ex: Rob Bick, O: David and Cindy Bandy

Bel heir lr

(Afires Heir x JKF Wistful) Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: William Blankenship

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halcOn $50,000 half-araBian Saddle Seat futuritY

2012 CHAMPION

nutcracker SWeet Pf

(Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu) Ex: James Stachowski, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.

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Futurities

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AEPA

rom its inception in 2007, the AEPA Futurity program has been one of the Arabian horse industry’s most innovative forces for the future. Currently, it is comprised of the AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity, the AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity and the AEPA Buckeye Yearling In-Hand Futurity. Its special system of judging, which focuses on the ideal characteristics of the English performance Arabian, offers not only transparency, but also interest, education and excitement for spectators. And in support of developing thoroughly grounded English talent, the futurities are designed to highlight not only comparative classes, but also individual work in patterns that display the components of English ability.

Have the AEPA Futurities—especially the $100,000 class for purebreds and $50,000 competition for HalfArabians—been successful? You bet, say those who participate. From their early days at Scottsdale to their current home at the U.S. Nationals, the big-money payout classes have consistently attracted ever-expanding enthusiasm, while the Buckeye yearlings call attention early to the potential of knowledgeable English breeding. To date, the three futurities have paid out close to $775,000! Last year marked the sixth anniversary of the AEPA program. The statistics tell the story: Arabian English performance owners, breeders and trainers can have fun in the show ring and win money—from covering expenses to serious additions to their bank accounts. But the news is more than just the statistics. Here’s what observers say about the AEPA program.

How does it feel to win an AEPA Futurity? Amy Williams, on behalf of her father, William Blankenship, owner of Bel Heir LR, winner of the 2012 AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity:

For me and for my family—my mom and dad, and Bill and Nancy Blankenship, have been right there with me doing this—it was definitely a dream come true. I’ve shown horses my entire life; I’ve been to Nationals as an exhibitor since I was 11 years old, and this was our first national champion. To own Bel Heir LR, to know that this is your horse, is amazing. Amazing!  It was exciting to be involved in this class because the quality of the horses that were there this year was phenomenal. The whole class was one after another, when they came in you were saying, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s a nice horse, oh my gosh, that’s a nice horse, too.’ And holding it at the U.S. Nationals was a great decision. The horses had more time to prepare and there was the obvious excitement of the finals night. It was just thrilling! We as owners were proud to be a part of the future of our purebred English horses being displayed in such a new and exciting way.  A phenomenal trainer and an amazing horse—it all came together for us that night!

Amy Williams

Susan Dell,

6D Ranch Ltd., owner of Nutcracker Sweet PF, winner of the 2012 AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity: The emotions are so incredibly wonderful. My excitement wasn’t just for the horse; it was also for my daughter, Juliette, and for Jimmy! I was just so happy for all of the people who worked so hard with “Peanut.” I felt like crying, laughing, screaming, jumping up and down, and clapping my hands—all at the same time. It was a total explosion of happiness—I was elated! Volume 43, No. 9 | A.E.P.A. Futurity 39


Why should breeders, owners and trainers support AEPA’s futurity program? &

How does it help the Arabian horse industry? Joel Kiesner,

trainer, and winner of the 2012 AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity, on Bel Heir LR. Kiesner’s record ranks him as the No. 1 Trainer in the AEPA Futurities, 20072012. He also stands Afires Heir for owners William and Shirley Reilich, so he views the AEPA program from the perspective of a breeder as well as trainer:

There are a lot of reasons I support the class. I believe in it because it’s a natural transition for a horse from its 3- to 4-year-old year. Horses don’t have to be perfect at everything, but it is easier for a 4-year-old to show in an AEPA class than to be shown as an amateur horse. It helps groom the horse to the position of being a long-term good amateur horse—and generally speaking, all of these

horses’ jobs are one day going to be as amateur horses. I think that we as a group of Arabian enthusiasts have to be cognizant of the fact that the horses we are bringing into the show ring today are going to be horses that we are showing 10 years from now. Those are the horses that our kids are going to be riding in 13 and under, 14 through 17, or walk/ trot. So, it’s really good for them to have a thoughtful upbringing. That’s a part of the class as well with the pattern class’s circles at the canter and a sitting trot; it’s all deliberate, to see that these horses are trained and presented in a fashion that’s not necessarily overdone. The people who put the class on don’t want to see the class overridden. They want to make sure that the horses look like they are calm and were prepared well, and are of sound mind and body.

Susan Dell: Classes that have this kind of title, and a new kind of presence at a show, are super important because they let everybody know that these are the up-and-coming horses to keep an eye on. It’s great that we’re drawing attention to these very young English horses. Our goal is always to try to train the horses to be able to compete and this level. When you buy a great horse, you think in terms of, ‘How far can you take this horse?’ As an athlete, I want to reach my greatest potential, and we want our horses to reach their greatest potential as athletes as well. We’re training to get to those fantastic events, and hopefully win them. 40 A.E.P.A. Futurity | ArAbiAn Horse Times


AEPA

Tim Shea,

on behalf of the No. 1 breeder of AEPA winners for 20072012, David and Gail Liniger, of Maroon Fire Arabians. For Maroon Fire, Shea stands the No. 2 Sire IXL Noble Express:

Tim and Marty Shea

“...they are a good place not only for individual horses and sires to shine, but also for young trainers.”

When we started the AEPA, even though we started the HalfArabian futurity too, the majority of our emphasis was on promoting purebreds. In the saddle seat division especially, Half-Arabians are already doing real well, but the foundation of our whole industry is

the purebred, so we wanted to make sure that it was getting the emphasis needed. Another reason I think the AEPA classes are important is that in the saddle classes, the horses are working individually. That was an innovative idea, and it gives people a chance to evaluate the horses one by one and really enjoy them. It had never been done in saddle seat or the walk-trot-

canter divisions, and I think everybody’s really enjoyed it.

We also support the AEPA futurities because they are a good place not only for individual horses and sires to shine, but also for young trainers. Young trainers have a chance to be in the spotlight and show what they can do. I think that is very important, because unless we have young trainers coming up, we don’t really have a basis for our industry. Here, they have a chance to win some money, and I hope that soon, we see somebody that’s not one of the big names come in and win.

Brian Murch, trainer for Barbara Chur’s Strawberry Banks Farm, one of the founders of the AEPA program, No. 1 Owner by Payout, and home of Baske Afire, No. 1 Sire for AEPA classes 2007-2012: It is surprising to me that more people aren’t breeding. Three or four years down the road from now, it’s going to be scary as to what kind of pool of young horses we’re going to have to draw from, relative to the past years. I would like to think that it’s this kind of program that will help that. Brian Murch Volume 43, No. 9 | A.E.P.A. Futurity 41


Why did you decide that Arabian Horse Times should sponsor the AEPA $100,000 Arabian Futurity? Lara Ames, Publisher of Arabian Horse Times:

Lara Ames

My family has a strong connection to breeding English horses, and I have a strong passion for English horses.This is a way that we can show our commitment to the breed. We support all the futurity programs.

What role does the substantial prize money play?

Brian Murch: The AEPA’s prize money

Joel Kiesner: I’ve never put a horse in the AEPA class for money;

I’ll put a horse in the class if they are ready to compete and it won’t be too much stress on them. Whenever we are lucky enough to do well, the money sure seems nice for the clients afterwards. If you go top ten, you’ve pretty much paid your horse’s expenses to be there. And in the whole scheme of things, a really big payout class adds cachet and probably helps with marketing the horses prior to that.

Amy Williams: It was a hard decision to take such a young horse to Nationals. We’ve always been really, really patient, especially with Bel Heir LR. The money was not why we took him; we wanted to do what was the best for the horse. We plan on having him in our family for the long haul! However, we trusted Joel’s guidance and thought if he could get a top ten, we could walk away with money that you don’t receive in the other classes and shows. As owners and exhibitors, we spend a lot of money to get our horse to Nationals, and to know we have the opportunity to recoup some of that money is a definite plus. And it was a great starting point for Bel Heir’s show career!  It’s nice to walk away, having the winner, with $30,000. There’s nothing in the Arabian industry that pays that kind of money—nothing. To have that class at a national level, you’re only going to get great quality horses and an exciting class on Saturday night at Nationals. 42 A.E.P.A. Futurity | ArAbiAn Horse Times

answers people who say that they go to horse shows and all they get is a ribbon. I think it can really change their outlook on why they’re willing to put that much into a horse to go and compete. I think this will mean even more if the breeding numbers go back up. When you are breeding horses, nothing is guaranteed, but I’m sure that anytime you breed one that wins, it’s certainly going to get you excited about doing it again.

Lara Ames:

There is no doubt that the prize money the futurities offer is very important. People have to feel like they’re getting something back for their money, and by offering this prize money, I think there’s the feeling that there is some kind of satisfaction in return. It was very evident that the AEPA classes were big for the U.S. Nationals last year. They were some of the highlights of the show.

Susan Dell: We’re not trying to win the class for the money; we want to win because it’s an exciting and important event to win. I do think that prize money raises the importance and the prestige of the event, which adds to the thrill. When our kids have won money in events over the years, they’ve always donated their winnings.


AEPA

What does it mean for stallion owners to participate in the AEPA program? Brian Murch: It’s huge for us to be able to say that Baske Afire’s an AEPA Nominated Stallion and has been since day one. I think that from the perspective of anybody breeding Englishtype performance horses now, it’s important that their stallions are in that program. That Baske Afire is No. 1 means a lot to us.

The 2007-2012 Arabian English Performance Association’s Arabian and Half-Arabian Saddle Seat, and Yearling In-Hand Futurities To date, since 2008, the Yearling In-Hand program has paid out $99,000, and since 2007, the Saddle Seat Futurity Program has paid out over $675,000!

Lara Ames: We breed 25 to

30 foals a year, with 80 percent of those being primarily Englishbred purebreds and HalfArabians. We gear everything toward the AEPA futurities; we plan how we’re going to show them throughout the year to be in those classes. That has given us marketability on the 3-year-olds.

For close to 3/4’s of a million dollars!

Joel Kiesner riding Bel Heir LR.

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AEPA Top Ten Money Earners 1. BRAVE AND NOBLE –

Champion - $40,000 2008 ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: IXL Noble Express, O: Marty Shea, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Marty Shea

ROL FIRE MIST – Champion - $40,000 2010 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE FUTURITY Sire: Baske Afire, O: Strawberry Banks Farm, Trainer: Brian Murch, Breeder: R O Lervick Arabians

SF AFTERSHOC – Champion - $40,000 2009 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE FUTURITY Sire: SF Specs Shocwave, O: Alicia Guzman Pace, Trainer: Peter Stachowski, Breeder: Alicia Guzman Pace

SIN CITY – Champion - $40,000 2007 ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: Baske Afire, O: Joseph Kinnarney, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Venture Farms, Inc.

5. BEL HEIR LR – Champion - $30,000

2012 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Afires Heir, O: William Blankenship, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Lindsay Rinehart

CP SHENANIGAN – Champion - $30,000 2011 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE FUTURITY Sire: Anza Padron, O: Katherine Kirby, Trainer: James Stachowski, Breeder: California State Polytechnic Univ.

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8. SOMMELIER – Reserve - $20,000

NOBLE EMPRESS – $22,000 Reserve ($20,000) and 3rd ($2,000) 2008 ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: IXL Noble Express, O: Todd Peterson, Trainer: Shawn Rooker, Breeder: Maroon Fire Arabians 2009 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE MATURITY ATR O: Kellie Frye, Trainer: Kellie Frye

2007 ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: Baske Afire, O: Elvin Berkheimer, Trainer: James Stachowski, Breeder: Windabrae Farm TOP BRASS CRF – Reserve - $20,000 2010 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE FUTURITY Sire: Brass, O: Cedar Ridge Farm, Trainer: Eric Krichten, Breeder: Cedar Ridge Farm TURN IT UP – Reserve - $20,000 2009 ARABIAN PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE FUTURITY Sire: Baske Afire, O: Robin Porter, Trainer: Shawn Rooker, Breeder: Shawn and Carmelle Rooker

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AEPA

AEPA Top Ten Sires

by Number of Winners 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Baske Afire IXL Noble Express Afire Bey V Afires Heir A Temptation Noble Way SF Specs Shocwave 6. Apollopalooza Brass Mamage MHR Nobility Triften Vegaz

23 20 10 9 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

by Payout

1. Baske Afire 2. IXL Noble Express 3. Afires Heir 4. SF Specs Shocwave 5. Afire Bey V 6. Anza Padron 7. Apollopalooza 8. Brass 9. A Temptation 10. MHR Nobility

$199,500 $151,250 $76,500 $58,500 $37,250 $35,000 $29,000 $25,000 $20,500 $18,500

by Points

Champion = 10 pts., Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Baske Afire 2. IXL Noble Express 3. Afire Bey V 4. Afires Heir 5. SF Specs Shocwave 6. Apollopalooza 7. Noble Way 8. A Temptation 9. Brass MHR Nobility

144 141 56 53 35 31 23 20 18 18

AEPA Top Ten Breeders by Number of Winners

1. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 9 2. Cedar Ridge Farm 7 Conway Arabians, Inc. 7 3. Strawberry Banks Farm 5 4. Marty Shea 4 Nick and Juliet Carden 4 5. Calif. State Polytechnic Univ. 3 Dolorosa Arabians Ltd. 3 Lindsay Rinehart 3 Prestige Farms LLC 3 Rodney & Jacqueline Thompson 3 Venture Farms, Inc. 3

by Payout 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. Marty Shea Venture farms, Inc. Alicia Guzman Pace R O Lervick Arabians Nick and Juliet Carden Cedar Ridge Farm Calif. State Polytechnic Univ. Lindsay Rinehart Windabrae Farm

$64,750 $51,750 $47,000 $45,000 $45,000 $43,000 $42,500 $40,500 $40,000 $25,000

by Points

Champion = 10 pts., Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 68 2. Conway Arabians, Inc. 41 3. Cedar Ridge Farm 38 4. Nick and Juliet Carden 33 5. Marty Shea 28 6. Lindsay Rinehart 25 Strawberry Banks Farm 25 7. Calif. State Polytechnic Univ. 20 Venture Farms, Inc. 20 7. Rodney & Jacqueline Thompson18

Maroon Fire Arabians - Dave & Gail Liniger, Marty & Tim Shea

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AEPA Top Ten Trainers by Number of Winners 1. Joel Kiesner 2. James Stachowski Shawn Rooker 3. John Diedrich Rob Bick 4. Joel Gangi 5. Allen Zeller Andrew Sellman Brian Murch Chris Wilson Kevin Price Michael Miller

10 7 7 6 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

by Payout

1. Joel Kiesner 2. James Stachowski 3. Shawn Rooker 4. Brian Murch 5. Peter Stachowski 6. Joel Gangi 7. Rob Bick 8. Eric Krichten 9. Kevin Price 10. John Diedrich

$150,500 $86,500 $67,500 $51,000 $40,000 $30,000 $26,750 $20,000 $17,500 $15,000

by Points

Champion = 10 pts., Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Joel Kiesner 2. James Stachowski 3. Shawn Rooker 4. John Diedrich 5. Rob Bick 6. Joel Gangi 7. Michael Miller 8. Allen Zeller Andrew Sellman Brian Murch

AEPA Top Ten Owners by Number of Winners

1. Conway Arabians, Inc. 8 2. Strawberry Banks Farm 6 3. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 5 Rodney & Jacqueline Thompson5 4. Boisvert Farms LLC 4 Elvin Berkheimer 4 5. Cedar Ridge Farm 3 Dolorosa Arabians Ltd. 3 Robin Porter 3

by Payout

1. Strawberry Banks Farm 2. Joseph Kinnarney 3. Alicia Guzman Pace Elvin Berkheimer Marty Shea 4. Boisvert Farms LLC Cedar Ridge Farm Katherine Kirby William Blankenship 5. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

by Points

$55,500 $55,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $27,750

Champion = 10 pts., Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Conway Arabians, Inc. 46 2. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 40 3. Strawberry Banks Farm 35 4. Rodney & Jacqueline Thompson31 5. Boisvert Farms LLC 23 Elvin Berkheimer 23 6. Robin Porter 21 7. Cedar Ridge Farm 18 Joseph Kinnarney 18

Conawy Arabians, Inc. - Peter & Lori Conway

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AEPA

Leading Sires

Baske Afire

IXL Noble Express

Afire Bey V

Afires Heir

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