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Contents 32

Cover Story: Afires Vision by Mary Kirkman

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2009 Arabian Horse Times Leading Juvenile Sires by Gina Czupka

Horse Of The Month: SHF

Encore

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Will We Have Halter In Two Years? Part III by Mary Kirkman

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Strawberry Banks—The Quiet Certainty Of Success by Mary Kirkman

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The English Division — What Is All the Excitement? by Colleen Scott

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Celebrating DaVinci FM At Region 14—2009 by J.L. Hardesty

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In Memoriam: *El Ghazi (1983-2009) by Christy Egan

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Leaders Of The Times — DS Major Afire by Colleen Scott

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The AEPA Performance Standard & Scoring System by Ray LaCroix

22 Region 9 Region 9 — A Horseman’s Paradise by Gina Czupka

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The Arabian Horse In History—Lady Jane Digby’s Scandalous Life And Desert Romance, Part I by Andrew K. Steen

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A Good Idea For The Breed: The ARHA Reining Futurity by Gina Czupka

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In Memoriam: Thomas Ferguson, 50 Years with Arabians by Linda White

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by Gina Czupka

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On The Cover: The Afires Vision son Second Sight (x Silver Fantasy PV). See Cover Story on page 32. 4 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

In Memoriam: The Nobelest (1992-2009)

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Comments From The Editor

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An Amateur Point Of View by Russ Vento

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Calendar Of Events

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Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


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Comments From The Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Mike Villaseñor Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Online Marketing Director Mark Gehring Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 40, No. 3, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $75 two years, $105 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

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Collective Consciousness—Is It Not A Good Thing? The other day, a colleague walked into my office and asked me how I dealt with all the negativity that gets dumped on my desk. It is true—as editor of the Times, I see and hear most, if not all, of the news that affects our equine community. That is a lot of good news, and yes, a lot of bad news, but it wasn’t until that question was asked that I stopped to ponder the information that is my purview every day. I think of negativity as a necessary evil. It is a force that galvanizes us into action. However, from where I sit in the Arabian horse community, the good almost always outweighs the bad. I call it the collective consciousness of the greater good. The people in our industry are innately good, and they love the Arabian horse and will do what it takes to protect its legacy. I also believe that it is this collective consciousness that empowers the individual to stand in the face of negativity and defeat it. To be sure, it is what I count on each and every day I come to work. It is important to note that we will always face negative people, thoughts, and actions in our lives with the Arabian horse, and maybe the world situation we’ve seen lately on the nightly news has been throwing us off our game. But if one feels the support of the greater good of the Arabian horse community, I believe that the negativity can be overcome and we can put more of our efforts into maintaining and increasing the viability of the Arabian horse breed.

Kevin N. Ludden Editor Note: The winner of the 2009 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest is Om El Beshaan (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Benedict), owned by El Capitan Ranch, Santa Barbara, Calif. See his story in next month’s issue.


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FIRST HEIR EWA 2006 purebred gelding • Afires Heir x La Scatta

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2X U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION Afire Bey V x Brassmis by Brass • AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear Breeding incentive programs and added prize money offered at the 2010 Buckeye Sweepstakes. For breeding information contact Kiesner Training • k i e s n e r t r a i n i n g . c o m • 8 6 5 . 9 8 4 . 5 2 4 5 Proudly owned by Bill & Shirley Reilich Vesty Photo

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2009 Buckeye Champion Pleasure Driving

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OFW EMMALEE Majesstic, by Besson Carol x G Edycja Congratulations to Al Shaqab Stud on your purchase of this outstanding filly.

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2009 FILLY Marwan Al Shaqab x Palitrina, by Menes Congratulations to Greg and Jean Jacobs, Claire and Margaret Larson and Frank and Sue Chisholm on your purchase of this beautiful filly.

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Fall Sales PUREBR PUREBREDS PURE BRED EDSS COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

Hometown Hero

HOMETOWN HERO (Scrimmage x On Fyre) 2002 bay gelding. Bright, square moving, regional champion. National level junior/amateur horse.

INDEPENDENCE DAY HS (Afire Bey V x Noble Fashion)

Roxbury

2003 bay gelding. Fancy country English pleasure horse. Suitable for the amateur rider.

ROXBURY (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance) 1999 bay gelding. 2008 National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving. 2007 National Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure AOTR. Great minded and suitable for any rider. This horse has a big career ahead of him.

EXPRESSE (IXL Noble Express x Gabriel Afire)

Hullabalooza

2004 chestnut mare. Very nice amateur country English pleasure horse. Has won at first show. A show horse with an outstanding pedigree.

FIRE BERRY BASKE (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay)

Baske Is A Genius

2005 bay gelding. Outstanding 4-year-old country English pleasure horse. Will be a national winner.

HULLABALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Clasix Melody) 2002 chestnut mare. Regional country English amateur winner. Youth National Top Ten Country English JOTR 14-17. Excellent youth or amateur horse.

ALL THAT JAZZ WF (Baske Afire x Clasix Melody) 2003 bay gelding. Going to his first show in September. Will be a national winner in country English pleasure.

JB She Got Game

HALF-ARABIANS ENGLISH PLEASURE BASKE IS A GENIUS (Baske Afire x Winning Asset)

Strapless

2003 bay gelding. 2009 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving. Tall, trotty and handsome. National quality English horse.

JB SHE GOT GAME (Baske Afire x My Magical Mood) 2004 bay mare. 2009 Region 14 Top Five English Pleasure Junior Horse. A contender for the 2009 U.S. Nationals.

Rock Solid

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STRAPLESS (Baske Afire x Callaway’s Princess Eugenia) 2005 chestnut mare. Fancy, up-headed and aims to please. Just started under saddle. Looks to be a national star.


Offerings ROCK SOLID ((Promotion P i xS Stage F Fright) i h) 1995 bay gelding. High stepping, fancy gelding. Numerous national top ten wins. Region 14 Champion Pleasure Driving AOTD and English Pleasure AOTR. Youth, adult amateur or open! Also drives.

GHAZIMOTO (El Ghazi x Princess Greystone) 1996 bay gelding. Multi-national champion English pleasure horse. This horse is for the amateur or junior rider that wants to win.

Ghazimoto

HALF-ARABIANS COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE IM LOVIN IT (Baske Afire x Premiers Evening Starlight) 2004 chestnut mare. Beautiful and feminine. Upright with lots of presence and trot. Would make a great ladies or youth English pleasure horse.

Im Lovin It

SF SHES AFIRE (Baske Afire x Shes Real Bad) 2005 bay mare. Beautiful country mare. Great attitude – loves to show. Will make a wonderful amateur horse. Ready to show in 2009! Will be a star!

ASHLEYS GREAT DAY (Sultan’s Great Day x Sapphire Bey Z) 2004 bay mare. Bold moving country mare. Just starting her career. Lots of potential for amateur or JTR horse competition in 2009.

SF Shes Afire

SOMTHIN SPECIAL (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2003 chestnut gelding. Will make an excellent equitation mount. This horse can do it all. Driving and country English pleasure.

Ashleys Great Day

FUNKY WHITE BOY (AA Apollo Bey x CF Delightful Encounter) 1999 grey gelding. Multi-national top ten country English in adult and JTR divisions. Will make an excellent equitation horse.

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Cover Story:

Afires Vision by Mary Kirkman “There hasn’t been a challenge we’ve put in front of him that he hasn’t met,” marvels Bob Battaglia about the mega-talented Afires Vision, who stands at Battaglia Farms. Windwalker Enterprises’ 10-year-old stallion has methodically knocked down top titles in the English show ring over the past three years, and is now putting sons and daughters in competition that are picking up the habit. At the 2009 Scottsdale Show, Second Sight (featured on the cover) drew a standing ovation when he trotted away with the Half-Arabian English Pleasure Reserve Championship. Much was expected of Afires Vision when he was purchased by Karen and Olivia Stull in late 2005 and put in training at Battaglia Farms—but even his owners and trainer didn’t expect how fully the stallion would deliver. He opened 2006 with a Scottsdale Reserve Championship in English Pleasure before switching to the park division, where in two seasons he notched a Scottsdale championship, a Youth national championship, and two top tens in U.S. Nationals open competition. In 2008, he put pleasure driving on his resume with Scottsdale and Canadian national championships, then added a reserve at U.S. Nationals. At the same time, he was the Canadian National Reserve Champion in English Pleasure and top ten in the division’s AAOTR 40 and Over division. Rounding off a blockbuster year, he won the U.S. National Championship in Informal Combination and the Reserve Championship in Pleasure Driving. That is eight national titles in three divisions in three years. At the same time, he was serving as a solidly-booked breeding stallion—and making friends with his engaging, agreeable attitude. 32 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Afires Vision (Afire Bey V x Mattaskett)

“Vision’s got a big heart,” says owner Karen Stull. “He’ll do whatever you ask him to do.” Even so, she shakes her head at the magnitude of the stallion’s accomplishments. “We knew he was good; we didn’t really know he was as good as he has turned out to be.” “He’s been a national champion in open, amateur and juvenile,” Russ Vento reflects. “That is not just talent; that has to go back to his pedigree and willingness to train.” The stallion’s pedigree is a long-recognized blueprint of ability in the English division and longevity in the show ring. A son of Afire Bey V, Afires Vision is out of Matoskette, a daughter of three-time U.S. National Champion Park Horse Zodiac Matador. But Matoskette brings more to the table than just Matador: her tail female line includes Mi Toska, who was a Canadian National Champion Mare and U.S. National Champion in Pleasure Driving, as well as Top Ten in U.S. English Pleasure and Mare Halter. The combination of Afire Bey V and Matoskette offers three crosses to *Bask, as well as such proven names as Huckleberry Bey, Toi, and for extreme beauty, the Negatiw line through *Naborr.


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Most important, Vento emphasizes, has been the attitude and trainability exhibited generation after generation. “In any stallion’s career, trainability is critical,” he says. “Afires Vision is structurally built for English and park, and that seems to be what he is producing. His offspring have great size and length of leg, and they represent Arabian type. The young ones that we have are really showing the athletic ability and trainability to get them to do anything.”

On this month’s cover: Second Sight (Afire Vision x Silver Fantasy PV).

With the oldest purebreds just now coming on line, the stallion’s early standard bearers have been Half-Arabians, such as Scottsdale Champion Second Sight. “Second Sight was amazing,” Vento says of the gelding’s performance. “He’s 16.1, grey, impressive, and Bob could ride him through fire if he wanted.” There is a growing corps of national and regional champions on the books as well. Trainer Josh Quintus shows Victory Visionn, who will be at the U.S. Nationals this year in HalfArabian country English pleasure open. “I really love him,” Quintus says frankly. “He’s a great horse. He’s a big horse; he’s probably 16.2 or so, and one of the best things about him is his neck—he just has an incredible neck, the way it’s placed on his shoulders and the way it bends up onto his poll. It’s one of those things that makes his job way easier.” Victory Visionn has a go-ahead attitude as well. “He’s gungho,” Quintus confirms. “He comes out ready to do his job everyday—doesn’t argue with you about it, just wants to go and do it. He loves it. When I work him every day, it takes us only about 10 or 15 minutes to go through the steps.” Ashton Kiesner is equally enthusiastic about the mare Divine Vision, who is in training with her husband, Joel. “She’s very big—long-necked, long-legged—and very beautiful. She has a good head on her shoulders, too; her owner has ridden her a lot and could easily show her, which is saying a lot for a 4-year-old. She has the qualities to be a great show horse—attitude and talent.” Like her sire, Divine Vision is experiencing professional competition (her second appearance in the show ring netted a top five at Region 14), and is slated for amateur in the future.

“Bob and I are so impressed with Afires Vision and what he is capable of doing that we bought both of his full brothers,” Vento says. One of the colts was sold when they got an offer they couldn’t refuse, but the other remains at Battaglia Farms. “It’s that pedigree that is coming through. If you know a horse will train, and has a brain and can be open or amateur, that’s a huge factor. You want horses that are athletic. It doesn’t matter if they are English, hunter, reining or what; if they are athletic and can perform and do something, that’s an extra benefit.”

The buzz being generated by the Afires Vision sons and daughters now is heating up as more of them grow up and enter the show ring—and as more people note the “Vision stamp” that he bestows. To encourage even more participation, the Stulls recognized the uncertain economy by dropping his stud fee to enable breeders with good mares to participate. “The goal of any young stallion’s breeding career is to get the babies out there,” Vento explains. “That is what will make the stallion.” They have not had to work hard to generate interest; Afires Vision has been his own best advertisement, winning in the open ranks and now further developing his career as Karen Stull’s amateur partner. “He is such a blast to ride,” Stull smiles. “Very forwardmoving. And he’s so fun to be around! When I come in the barn and he hears my voice, he comes over, and his ears are up and his face is pressed against the bars of his stall. He’ll call to me to get my attention—he wants to be petted. He likes treats and carrots, of course, but he doesn’t really care about them; he just likes to be petted. He’s a very busy breeding stallion, but he’s such a personable, sweet horse. I see that in his offspring too. If you talk to the people that have them, they’ll tell you the same thing.” Lollie Ames, asked about Cedar Ridge’s 2009 filly by Afires Vision, agrees. “She’s beautiful!” she responds enthusiastically, and offers, “I’ve always liked him.” She adds that the selection of the stallion was natural for them; they know his talent and ability better than most. “We’ve competed against him!” So what is the challenge facing Afires Vision now? It’s just a race with time: How great will his legacy be? ■ AUGUST 20 09 | 33


2009 Arabian Horse Times

Leading Juvenile Sires by Gina Czupka With every new year’s foal crop of Arabian horses comes the potential for a new group of horses that will blaze a trail into the future of the breed. It’s not easy to stand out from what is often a very large crowd, but there are some horses who manage to do it. The stallions on the 2009 Arabian Horse Times Leading Juvenile Sires list represent a variety of ages (though none of them are over 8), but together, they represent the new guard of Arabian breeding—they are the princes that will ascend the thrones of their fathers. These stallions’ young offspring are making their mark on the show ring, claiming titles in the U.S. and internationally, and giving breeders everywhere the opportunity to see what the next generation of Arabian horses will look like. The following list consists of purebred stallions, 8 years old and younger, who have no fewer than 20 registered purebred get as of July 1, 2009. # Foals 173 121 88 83 81 78 70 66 56 51 43 41 40 39 37 32 32 30 29 26 24 24 23 23 22 22 22 22 21 21 20 20

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Stallion Magnum Chall HVP Sir Fames HBV ML Mostly Padron MPA Giovanni Ames Charisma Justify DA Valentino Afires Heir Pershahn El Jamaal Maximuss Nations PSY QR Marc Bremervale Andronicus HU Sheikh Imaan PA Hi-Noon Blacklordfalkhann Mazkarade A Jakarta Bel Aire V GR Psyches Rey Marhaabah NYN Hisani Mystic Jamaal AOF Fareed Brandon Bey JCA Major Jamaal Bellagio RCA Fausto CRH VCP Magnifire Imperial Mistaar The Sequel RCA Adoniis

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Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF Padrons Psyche x HS Mostly Da Vinci FM x Glitzy Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage Magnum Psyche x S Justadream Versace x DA Love Afire Bey V x Brassmis *Ali Jamaal x Perfectshahn SRA Magnum Psyche x SX-Sheba Padrons Psyche x Adivah Marwan Al Shaqab x Swete Dreams Desperado x Bremervale Rhapsody Imaann x Niema Nile Magnum Psyche x MA Unique Blacklord Falkhan x FAA Natina Dakar El Jamaal x Majalis Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara Baske Afire x Balquelotta V Padrons Psyche x Treat Me Special Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace Soho Carol x Alieka BR AOF Hadj Ali x FAA Cherie Versace x Hushahby Bey Soho Carol x Maya El Jamaal Alixir x Rhapsody In Black Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi Imperial Baarez x Imperial Mistilll Thee Desperado x La Marsala Baske Afire x Coladina


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Lucky and Raegen Lurken Rochester, Minn. The profound interest that the Arabian horse industry has taken in Magnum Chall is reflected in the number of foals that he has sired: 173, which places him on top of the Leading Juvenile Sires list. Magnum Chall, even from his earliest days, exhibited a beauty and style that set him apart. But as he grew, and collected championships as a young stallion—including a Scottsdale Championship and National Championships in the United States, Canada and Brazil—he became the heir apparent to the throne of his sire, Magnum Psyche, who is consistently at the top of the leading sire charts. With his national championships proving that he is an ideal specimen of the Arabian horse, Magnum Chall has drawn in breeders from across the world, and he has rewarded their interest with outstanding foals. For four straight years, he sired the First Place Yearling Filly at Scottsdale—a notable feat in itself, and more so when considered alongside the Scottsdale championships that his babies have won. The accomplishments of his get at the regional level have placed him in the top rankings of yearling sweepstakes sires, and it’s only natural that they have grabbed a number of top placings at the World Cup in Las Vegas, as well as the U.S. and Brazilian Nationals. Magnum Chall’s greatest ability as a sire seems to be passing on high levels of refinement in his foals. His own lengthy neck and elegant silhouette come through, even when he is crossed on mares of widely varying pedigrees. The value of Magnum Chall’s own pedigree is not lost on breeders, either. In addition to Magnum Psyche, he offers, through his dam, Taamara HVP, a cross to Don El Chall, renowned for his classical Arabian type, and to a laundry list of important Russian sires, like Arax, Aswan and Priboj. The evidence for the strength of Magnum Chall’s pedigree is the sheer number of champions that are coming from it. With an ever-increasing group of winning get to his credit, Magnum Chall has earned a place in his family’s storied history and continues to be one of the fastest rising stars in the breed today.

Magnum Chall HVP

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Sir Fames HBV

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Sir Fames HBV North Arabians Ramona, Calif. The international exchange between Brazilian and American Arabian horse breeders has added exponentially to the breeding programs of both countries. Sir Fames HBV, imported from Brazil (where he was bred by Luciano Cury) by owners Bob and Dixie North, has rocketed to a position as the number two leading juvenile sire in 2009. Sired by the Fame VF son Ffamess (an American-bred horse, exported to South America) and out of the mare Cajun Lady HCF (Cajun Prince HCF x Lady Muscata), Sir Fames’ history is uniquely international, combining Russian, Polish, Egyptian and American bloodlines. The qualities of his pedigree are physically expressed in his typey head, set with large eyes and topped with delicate, tippy ears, and in his smooth body conformation and arched neck. In the show ring, Sir Fames has earned Scottsdale Top Ten honors, and a reserve regional championship, and his get are truly stealing the shows. From his first foal crop, Semper Fie made history by claiming the 2006 Scottsdale Supreme Champion title; it was the first time the award had ever been given to a yearling. That win started things off with a bang, and Sir Fames’ foals have been show ring stars ever since. At the 2009 Scottsdale Show, they claimed numerous championships, reserve championships and top tens, and at the World Cup, they won three championship titles. Sir Fames’ unique pedigree is an exceptional attraction for breeders with all kinds of mares who are in search of a stallion who can add something to their breeding program. As his foals’ successes continue to accumulate, his value as a sire of significance in the Arabian breed is sure to increase.


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ML Mostly Padron Syndicate White Oak, N.C. If ever there was an aptly named horse, it’s ML Mostly Padron, owned by Cecil and Frances Butler of Butler Farms. For anyone who ever saw Padron up close, the memory doesn’t fade, and seeing this 8-year-old stallion is something of a flashback. He is sired by Padron’s most famous son, Padrons Psyche, and he’s out of the Padron daughter, HS Mostly. Both of his grandams had Russian heritage, as did Padron, and which makes for a particularly pure phenotype in Mostly Padron. He is a well-muscled horse, bold in his movement and appearance, but he also has a delicate head, with big eyes and a generous dose of Arabian type. In the show ring, ML Mostly Padron has earned some of the industry’s most prestigious titles, including a Scottsdale championship, a Region 12 championship, two U.S. National top tens and a Canadian National reserve championship. The conformation and type on which the judges of those shows rewarded him is shining through in his offspring. Mostly Padron has been crossed on mares with a wide variety of bloodlines—from Egyptian to Polish and beyond—and his foals display a uniformity of style that shows his power as a breeding stallion. They have his boldness; sculpted, upright necks; typey, well-defined faces set with large dark eyes; smooth bodies; and characteristic Arabian tail carriage. Even though Mostly Padron is still young enough to hold a place on the leading juvenile sires list, his own offspring are also starting their breeding careers, like Mosaic BFA, himself a National top ten futurity stallion and Scottsdale reserve champion. The promise that Mostly Padron’s get have shown so early in his breeding career echoes the history of his sire and grandsire before him, and he seems destined to follow in their footsteps.

ML Mostly Padron

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Justify

Justify

DST Arabians Olympia, Wash.

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One of the most exciting things about the Arabian breed is the ability to watch generations of horses develop relatively quickly. We all watched Magnum Psyche and S Justadream set the show ring on fire, capturing title after title. The pairing of these two great champions left the industry eagerly awaiting the foal that would come—would he be as great as his parents? With horse breeding, nothing is a guarantee, but Justify really was the perfect combination of the beauty and correctness of his sire and dam. Now Justify himself is becoming a noted sire. At 6 years old, he has climbed into the upper reaches of the leading juvenile sires list. The reason that he is so in demand is because his foals are exhibiting the traits that run in his pedigree. “Beauty is one of the things they get from him,” owner Tammy Corning says. “They’re great bodied and athletic. When you look at Justify, you can see his mother— the winningest mare of all time. In the beauty and the neck, the eyes—you can just see it, and that comes through in the foals, which I think is an added bonus with Justify.” Corning adds that Justify’s prepotency allows him to work well with any mare. “He seems to improve on mares, even great mares,” she says. “We have a national champion mare, Afire Storm, who is beautiful, and even with her, he’s even better. He gives them longer necks, longer legs and prettier faces.” When those foals hit the show ring, Corning says, they get noticed—and they like it. “They’re showy and snorty—they think they’re really something special.” Some of Justify’s earliest foals are now coming up under saddle, and Corning says that they are exhibiting some serious talent. “I think we’ll find that not only are they beautiful halter horses, but they’ll be beautiful performance horses, too,” she says. “He’s got babies that are going to do hunter, some that are going to do western, and some that are going to do English. He’s covering it all—he’s passing on what you want in the typical Arabian horse.”


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Varian Arabians Arroyo Grande, Calif. Even a quick look at this 6-year-old tells you why he is on the leading juvenile sires list. His obvious quality gives him a magnetism that would attract any mare owner, and his unmistakable Varian style ensures breeders that he is a horse with bloodlines that can be relied upon. Bel Aire is sired by Baske Afire and out of Balquelotta V, who traces back to Sheila Varian’s original Polish mare Bachantka, who was imported in 1961. “He’s a tall, necky horse, with lots of carriage, and he’s been an extremely good breeding stallion,” owner Sheila Varian says. “His mother has a beautiful face and he breeds that on. He continues to give us horses with length of leg, flamboyance, trainability, gentleness, and uprightness.” In a breeding program like Varian’s, which has been established for decades as a legend in the Arabian horse business, a stallion must pull his weight and not rest on any single attribute. Varian aims to create horses that balance beauty and function—the classic attributes of the Arabian. She says that Bel Aire fits right in with her program, judging by the foals that he is producing. “He adds to the style that we already have in the English division,” she says. “He gives us English horses that can also win in halter.” Bel Aire himself has lived up to the measure of a Varian horse. He has been a champion in both halter and performance (English), and he ranked third in the competitive 6- and 7-year-old stallion class at Scottsdale, in which he was pitted against two stallions that had already been national champions. Following in their father’s footsteps, Bel Aire’s offspring have claimed a mare halter championship at the prestigious Pacific Slope Championships, and a South African National champion colt title. Varian notes that Bel Aire’s strength as a sire can be seen in the consistency of his foals. “You can go anywhere and see his foals and know they’re his,” she says. “He is as dominant with his foals as Jullyen El Jamaal or Desperado are with theirs. You walk out into our fields and know that a horse is by Bel Aire because of its uprightness, style and prettiness.”

Bel Aire V

Bel Aire V

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Mystic Jamaal

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Mystic Jamaal Mystic Jamaal Partners Flying A Ranch, Midpines, Calif. K Bar K Arabians, Tehachapi, Calif. Mystic Jamaal offers breeders an unusual package—he is a double Ali Jamaal grandson and a homozygous black stallion. “He brings quality as well the coveted black gene to any breeding program,” owners Irene Aborn (of Flying A Ranch) and Paulette Koenig (of K Bar K Arabians) say. In addition to his impressive pedigree, exotic beauty and exceptional conformation, Aborn and Koenig say that he has the temperament desired in a breeding stallion. “Mystic is a gentleman with a good disposition that he passes on to his foals.” Aborn and Koenig say that they knew that Mystic Jamaal would be a producer, but they could hardly have imagined how well his foals have turned out. “He is surpassing our expectations and has proven to be a prepotent sire who is producing extreme type and fluid movement in his eye-catching and charismatic foals,” Aborn and Koenig say. “To date, his progeny have big dark eyes, beautiful heads set on well-shaped necks, big hips, excellent toplines and smooth bodies set on good legs and feet. These foals are athletic, showy, and have that Arabian presence that draws attention. Mystic offers a substantial genetic contribution, which has enabled him to sire incredible foals with mares from a variety of bloodlines.” In addition to his growing domestic appeal, Mystic Jamaal is enjoying popularity with European buyers who love his extreme type. “Several of his foals have been exported to show homes as well as several mares in foal to him,” Aborn and Koenig say. “There is also continuing interest in frozen semen from him for export, which we are hoping will be available next year.”


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Jade Creek Arabians Santa Ynez, Calif. For Manny Lawrence, Brandon Bey JCA is something like the ultimate do-it-yourself project. Not only did Lawrence make the breeding decision that would result in Brandon Bey, he went on to show him to two national championships, and now the black-bay stallion is becoming a breeding horse extraordinaire, as indicated by his presence on the Leading Juvenile Sires list. “He is an ultimate show horse and producer of show horses,” Lawrence says. “He consistently produces prettiness, length of leg, attitude and charisma.” Lawrence says that Brandon Bey has covered a wide variety of mares, and in doing so, has proven his prepotency and ability to pass on his desirable traits. “He has improved greatly on mares that have needed to add size and type.” It comes as no great surprise that a horse as handsome as Brandon Bey would be throwing type, but he’s adding even more to the mix. “We are jumping for joy because of the athleticism the foals get from him,” Lawrence says. “All of his offspring— the older ones—have gone under saddle and have all been winners. He is carrying on the tradition of versatility in the Arabian horse.” Most recently, one of his sons claimed a regional championship title in western pleasure AAOTR—a notable feat for a junior horse. Under the Jade Creek banner, his son Mancini Bey SMF will be campaigned in western pleasure futurity competition, and Brandon Bey himself will be going under saddle and back into the show ring, according to Vierra. As Brandon Bey’s sons and daughters mature into accomplished show horses, their potential as breeding horses will also come to light. “I’m looking forward to his eldest sons entering the breeding barn next year,” Vierra says. “His oldest daughter was sold to Qatar; so, we’re waiting for his daughters to go into the breeding barn, too.” With such exciting prospects this early in his career, Brandon Bey will continue to be one to watch—as will his get. ■

Brandon Bey JCA

Brandon Bey JCA

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Will We Have Halter In Two Years? Part III

by Mary Kirkman

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For the past two issues, we have taken a look at the state of the halter segment of the Arabian horse industry in North America, discussing current problems and (we hope) hearing ideas that will be of use in problem-solving. When we began, many of the respondents opened with protests of the new scoring system, but as time went on and emotions were expended, most settled into a more comprehensive look at challenges facing the industry as a whole— pointing up the fact that while some difficulties pertain only to halter, in many cases the division is a first-alert outpost for the rest of the industry.

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of wonderful clients; some of them can afford to buy This month we begin examining one of two the top quality. controversial “elephants in the room.” That is the perceived lack of a level playing field in halter “When you get into an open field, the competition is competition. Why would new people want to buy deep and skilled handlers are important,” he continues. in—or “small guys” want to stay in—if they felt they “They have a right to be, and people want that as well. could not be competitive with a good horse at the Many of our clients are older and they really don’t nationals or regionals? The immediate assumption care to show, but they love to own the best horses. might be that some exhibitors regard one organization Obviously they’ve got to be presented, so they have to as dominant in the division to the point that few be with trainers. When the gate opens, it shows who others win in the ring at the highest levels. In fact, has done their homework most of the people who in conditioning and contributed to this article training. I take great pride did not focus on that that we don’t bring a horse impression; their concern “If there is anything this to a show unless it’s ready was with the ability of new industry needs, it is integrity in to win. Doesn’t mean that or unknown exhibitors to it will, but we believe that be successful (assuming our judging. I don’t care what when the gate opens, that that the exhibitors had system you use—you can use horse will be a contender.” credible horses). For most, it was simply a question of any one you want. If the judges The issue under discussion fairness, which they regard don’t have integrity, it doesn’t appears to relate more as integral to the survival to inclusion of less-wellof the breed as well as matter. We all know that.” known handlers in the the discipline. top ten than the chances of a newcomer shooting Not surprisingly, most straight to the top. When new or less-well-known of the contributors to this month’s article requested handlers leading good horses fail to make so much anonymity. However, there were ground rules: they all as a top ten, those concerned ask whether the judges have been in the Arabian industry for several years, and are evaluating the horses or the handlers. One owner all have won at the national level. They are by industry recalls an early effort in the show ring that resulted standards successful in their show efforts at the highest in his horse getting the gate, a choice apparently so levels. Their comments relate to their own rise through questioned that not only the champion handler in the the ranks, and the effect such experiences might have class but also some of the judges expressed their regret on newcomers to the Arabian scene. to him. “Just wait,” he was counseled. “Pay your dues. Eventually they will realize you’re here to stay, and That it is difficult to defeat the best-known halter your horses will be used.” He did keep trying, and trainers in the ring was not argued by anyone. Most after a time, his horses were rewarded. But he remains observers concede that the top showmen are offered troubled by the situation, wondering how many other many of the best horses as a matter of course, since owners simply trade in their Arabian horses for another success tends to follow success; to be in a class with breed or invest their leisure dollars in boats, fast cars or them is to go up against the toughest competition vacations in Europe. there is. The handlers themselves add that they devote considerable time to finding standout candidates for the Another owner who met with a similar experience now show ring. “We work really hard to search the world wonders what he will say if it happens to someone he over to find the top one percent of Arabian horses,” says brings into the industry. How can he explain it? one highly-decorated halter trainer. “We have a group

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“If there is anything this industry needs, it is integrity in our judging,” says one. “I don’t care what system you use—you can use any one you want. If the judges don’t have integrity, it doesn’t matter. We all know that.”

as their lack of organizational skills, commenting that keeping track of horses’ numbers in a fully-populated class can be a challenge. Another possible explanation is that while many officials find it easy to rank the top five, it is more difficult, within the timeframe of a class, to differentiate among the more middle-level contenders. “What’s happening is that they don’t know their eighth, ninth or 10th horse,” an observer says. “So they look for (recognizable) faces.”

Nevertheless, he believes in playing the hand that is dealt him. “We have to remember that the judges have been chosen by the industry to make their best judgment,” he says. “And we have to hope that they are doing that. If you don’t understand that, then you need to get out of the industry.” He hesitates and “We have to remember that adds rather wistfully, “But the judges have been chosen I’m afraid that may be what is happening.” by the industry to make their Some seasoned trainers attribute the phenomenon not to politics or malice, but to ignorance on the part of the judges, and many call for more education for officials. One suggests that it may not even be a case of judges’ not knowing horses so much

best judgment. And we have to hope that they are doing that. If you don’t understand that, then you need to get out of the industry. … But I’m afraid that may be what is happening.”

Another problem for judges, says a longtime official, is that they don’t always recognize what he calls a “counterfeit” horse. “A counterfeit horse is one where a good trainer covers up all the faults,” he says. “I love a beautiful presentation—I won’t take that away from any trainer—but I see a horse’s faults. I watch the horse as he walks relaxed, when he walks up to me, and as

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Some halter trainers contend that the division needs specially-qualified halter judges. “I think we need to get judges that are capable of picking good breeding horses,” one says. He cites a judge he encountered at one show. “She probably thought she did a good job, but she didn’t pick the best halter horse in the class. She doesn’t know the difference.” Her specialty, he explains, is in a performance division, so that her inherent outlook and understanding of the halter division may be different from actual halter standards. “We don’t have an English pleasure trainer judging “We don’t have an English reining classes,” he points pleasure trainer judging reining out. “They are specialized in those areas, and we classes. They are specialized need to have specialized in those areas, and we need to halter judges. I think that the halter judges should have specialized halter judges. be breeders. Maybe the I think that the halter judges answer is international should be breeders.” breeders because we don’t have many in the States.”

he walks away from me. I step back and look at the overall balance before I start evaluating the criteria on the card. That’s an argument I have with judges; they’re dissecting the horse as they’re walking around. They never stand back and look at the total package, and maybe say, ‘wow, this is a balanced horse with really high quality,’ before starting to dissect him, based on the scoring system.” Other horsemen are not as forgiving. One, who has a stellar record of winning at the national level, is blunt. “There are 300 judges, but I think only about 100 care. I think another hundred don’t care, but have to judge halter because they got picked to do another division too. And probably 100 are not qualified to score horses. A lot of judges look at two horses and say, ‘I like this one better,’ and get away with it. But when you require a judge to put a number on a horse and be consistently correct—objectively, based on knowledge and not subjectively—throughout the whole weekend, there are many who are not qualified to do it. That is not helping the case now.”

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“A lot of the judges are performance people, and don’t know enough about halter or what we’re buying and selling,” agrees another halter trainer. “Maybe we bring a horse out that is really neat but it has one fault for performance, and they just kill it.”


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None of the trainers interviewed indicated that they felt such judges were intentionally discounting their horses. It was more a case of an official’s background with the animals subconsciously inf luencing his or her frame of reference.

One professional (who does not specialize in halter) goes a step further. “The form that halter trainers want is for the function that it gets,” he says. “It doesn’t really matter too much to them. I don’t take anything away from the way they are doing their business, but for a product that we have to put out, is it best for the Arabian horse?”

Others contend that without a basic understanding of physical athletic ability, a judge cannot adequately As with so many subjects covered in this series, what evaluate a halter horse, since the ideal conformation began as one point of interest becomes a multi-faceted is based on the animal’s functionality. “A lot of halter issue with as many people don’t ride and don’t opinions as there are understand performance,” lovers of the Arabian says one judge who excels horse. In the final in halter and also competes “A lot of halter people don’t analysis, no one—not in performance. “I think ride and don’t understand even the most vocal it’s very important in the critics—believed that United States—forget performance. I think it’s very just any handler should Europe, forget South important in the United States. expect to walk in off the America and the rest of street with any horse and the world. In the U.S., we … In the U.S., we do ride compete against industry do ride our horses, and our horses, and we want to headliners. Perhaps there we want to encourage our is a horse here or there people—our breeders, encourage our people—our who could do that, but our owners, our trainers— breeders, our owners, our the majority of the time, to enjoy their horses (in trainers—to enjoy their horses the top handlers who have ways other than only their selection of horses in-hand competition).” (in ways other than only income into the ring with hand competition).” the ranking contenders. Some advance the argument However, observers argue, that this situation is being a well-qualified horse complicated because should be judged on its Arabian horses are merits and if it deserves to be in the top ten, it should increasingly being bred for specialized divisions, which be awarded a ribbon regardless of who is leading it. In to some extent alters body type. Yet, others dispute that the end, the solution lies with the judges. thought. “If you do 4-H judging, you have no problem dissecting a horse and then looking at that halter horse The collateral issue of the ideal Arabian in the judges’ for his ability to be an athlete, whether it’s western, eyes is somewhat more serious. As the breed evolves hunter, trail or whatever,” says one judge. “It is very more into “halter” or “performance” designations, important when I judge a halter horse that when he what the judges select becomes more open to criticism. trots in and trots away I can discern his quality. If he What, everyone asks, is best for the Arabian horse? does that little scissor walk behind, he’s straight up and down in the stifles, and his hocks are not close enough to the ground, he will never be a performance horse in any category.” That, he contends, should be taught in Judges School.

Next month, we’ll tackle the other “elephant in the room,” consult with more professionals and owners—and open discussions with horsemen from other segments of the Arabian industry. ■

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Invictus

JB +/

Allience +// x AA Govenors Miss

2009 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Park Horse 2009 Region 9 Champion Arabian English Pleasure Driving Owned by Wolf Point Ranch

F lamboozal Apollopalooza x Admirals Night Flame

2009 Buckeye B 1st Place H/A English Pleasure Ladies To Ride 2009 Region 14 Top Five H/A English Pleasure Open Owned by Jeff and Linda Knight

Heir Strike

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Supreme Heir x EA Aphroditie

2009 Scottsdale Champion H/A Park Horse 2009 Region 12 Champion H/A Park Horse Owned by Denise and Louis Wright

Showtime Training Center • 493 Boone Road, Newnan, Georgia 30263 • 770-252-3300 56 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Cool Night

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Night Of Roses x Encore Souffle

2009 Region 12 and 15 Reserve Champion H/A 2 English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Robin Chisholm

Whoozapalooza

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Apollopalooza x Ocean View

2008 U.S. National Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2008 Region 15 Reserve Champion H/A Country English h Pleasure Jr. Horse 2009 Scottsdale 2nd Place H/A Country English Pleasuree AAOTR Owned by Christina Gillham

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Playing With Fire Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss

2009 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 2009 Region 15 Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Elizabeth Tyler

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Rosanna Orana Oran Van Bandy x Rose

2009 Region 15 Reserve Champion H/A Park Horse AOTR 2009 Region 15 Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Colleen Boylan

Nobles Diva IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire

2009 Region 12 Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure Jr. Horse Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

A Noble Pass IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy

2008 Canadian National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2009 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 2009 Region 12 Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

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Summer Man CH Sultan’s Matchmaker x Summer Roses +/

2008 U.S. National Top Ten H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 2008 Region 12 Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 2009 Region 15 Top Five H/A English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Madge and Kennedy Hester

Collect Call

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2009 Region 14 Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure JOTR, Top Five AAOTR Owned by Kelli Aguirre

Lady Marmalade

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Phi Slama Jama x OFW Elyzabeth

2009 Region 14 Chamption H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse Owned by Kelli Aguirre

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Thrilling under saddle!

Veyonce Versace x Moonrose Delight

U.S. National H/A Western Pleasure Futurity 2009 Region 12 and 14 Champion HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2008 Region 12 Champion HA/AA Mare 2008 Region 12 Champion HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type

Owned by Laura Koch

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Noble Force IXL Noble Express x Brandie Afire

U.S. National Arabian English Pleasure Futurity

Owned by Laura Koch

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PF

Emotion

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5 time National Champion H/A Open, English Pleasure AOTR and Park Horse Owned by Jeanne and Bruno Kowalczyk

Connected To Huck Hucks Connection V x Infatuation LTD

Owned by Pam Harris

Ghazis Dutch Warrior El Ghazi x Rimone GW

2008 U.S. National Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR Owned by Pam Harris

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Shalone *El Ghazi x Fusja

Multiple National, Regional, and Scottsdale wins Owned by Triple R Ranch

GWF

Valentino

Versace x NM Rio, by Strike

2009 Region 12 Top Five Sweepstakes Yearling Colt 2009 Region 14 Top 5 Five H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse Owned by Alison Breslin

Fire Proof

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KRA Afire Works x Explosive Mist

2009 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure 2009 Region 12 and Region 14 Top Five Arabian Country English Pleasure Owned by Laura Koch

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2009 Sales List PUREBRED ARABIANS * ENGLISH/ COUNTRY ENGLISH Invictus JB (Allience x AA Govenors Miss) 14-year-old bay stallion. This horse has it all—talent, attitude, successful show record and great bloodlines. Wins include: 4 time National Champion English and Park, Reserve National Champion Pleasure Driving and in 2009, Scottsdale Champion Park.

Invictus JB

Yes It’s True (Justafire DGL x Miss Wisdom) Beautiful 9-year-old gelding. Multiple national wins in English, Park, and Driving. Would take any amateur or youth to the top. Wins include: 2008 Scottsdale Top Ten English Open; 2007 U.S. National Reserve Champion Park AOTR; 2 Times Region 15 Champion English AOTR.

HH Manno Chrome

Shalone (*El Ghazi x Fusja) 11-year-old bay stallion. Very upright with great hinge. The ultimate country pleasure and driving horse. Suitable for open and amateur. Wins include: 2008 Scottsdale Champion Country Driving; 2 Time National Reserve Champion Country Driving; 2 time National Reserve Champion Country Open; countless Regional titles in Amateur and Open. Merrifields Afire (Baske Afire x Rahelle) 4-year-old bay stallion. Just getting started under saddle, he shows great promise in the English division. He's tall, long legged, and a great neck to come right up in the bridle. VJ Ticketmaster (Triften x Kaz Baskteena) 3-year-old grey stallion. An English futurity prospect. He has a great attitude, tons of motion and pretty to complete the package. Yes It’s True

Premaghaza (VF Premonition x Harghaza) 8-year-old bay mare. Out of the Champion producing daughter of Har Nahra, dam of MHR Nobility. Extremely upright with balanced motion and unparalleled pedigree. A great addition to anyone breeding for English horses. Limited showing. Wins include: 2007 Class A wins in Country AOTR

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Mattice NL (Ballience V x Mattahari) 8-year-old bay gelding. With his National Reserve Champion win in Park and double Top Tens in English, this talented, high-stepping gelding is ready to take his new amateur all the way. Wins include: 2008 Region 12 Champion English Pleasure JOTR; 2007 U.S. Top Ten Park Open; 2007 Youth National Reserve Champion Park JTR; Youth National Top Ten English Pleasure JOTR/JTR.

HALF-ARABIANS * ENGLISH/ COUNTRY ENGLISH HH Manno Chrome (Manno x Excelladette) 6-year-old chestnut mare. Very elegant and stylish with lots of chrome as her name suggests. Region 12 Top Five Country Junior Horse and twice Scottsdale Top Ten Country Open and AOTR. Shalone

Beaujoleis (Beaudacious Bey x Sea Aflare (Bobby Sea) 5-year-old black mare. Region 14 Reserve Champion H/A Yearling Sweepstakes Filly and Region 15 Top Five H/A Open Halter. Beginning her performance career with a Class A championship in Country English Junior Horse and broke to drive. Beautiful in the bridle with high balanced motion—a perfect JOTR/AOTR mount. 2009 Buckeye Top Eight Country English Pleasure Junior Horse.

Jaeger Bomb

Top Gun CF (Millennium LOA x Guns and Roses) 4-year-old bay gelding. With Scottsdale for a debut, Top Gun proved himself to be one of the top Junior Country horses with a Top Ten in the Championship and 2nd in the qualifier. He will make a very competitive Open and AOTR horse. Jaeger Bomb (VCP Magnifire x The Lady Rose, by AA Apollo Bey) 3-year-old grey gelding. Just started under saddle, great in the bridle and lots of attitude, he will be ready for the performance futurities this year and Junior Country Horse next year. Merrifields Afire

Fortune In Brass DN (WR Top Brass x Fortunes Lady) 4-year-old chestnut gelding. Big, handsome, and trotty English/Country prospect.

Fortune In Brass DN

PUREBRED ARABIANS * HUNTER/WESTERN The Critic LOA (Millennium LOA x Bolenora) 6-year-old bay gelding. This pretty bay trimmed in white will be a very competitive hunter. Reserve Champion Hunter Open first time shown; perfect for a ladies mount as well as AOTR and JOTR.

HALF-ARABIANS * HUNTER/WESTERN Premaghaza

Aces and Cosmos (HF Mister Chips x Im A Little Lady) 3-year-old chestnut gelding. Started under saddle, very nice Hunter prospect with pretty Hunter type motion. Priced to sell. GWF Valentino (Versace x NM Rio) 5-year-old chestnut gelding. Region 12 Top Three Sweepstakes Yearling Gelding. Region 14 Top Five H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse. Beautiful with a great frame and just the right amount of motion to be a national competitive show horse. Arazamatazz (Triften x Silver Fantasy PV) 8-year-old grey gelding. Beautiful, bold moving and Nationally competetive, he has regional wins and is qualified for U.S. Nationals Hunter Open and AOTR.

Mattice NL

Morgen Le Fey (First Cyte x Reedanns Moonraker) 5-year-old black mare. A beautiful Region 10 Top Three ee Mare as well as a Scottsdale Top Ten. 2009 Region 12 Champion Mare Open and AOTH; Region 12 Champion H/A Hunter AOTR and Top Five Junior Horse; and Region 14 Champion Halter AOTH, Reserve Champion Open en and Top Five Hunter AOTR.

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Th e Q u i et C e rta i n t y O f S u c c e s s by Mary Kirkman

In the history of the Arabian breed in North America, only two sires have dominated the English division of the show ring—“dominant” being defined as accounting for not only the champion but also a significant number of the top ten horses in the class. The first was *Bask, who was the hallmark from the late 1960s through the early 1990s; the second is Afire Bey V, whose prepotency became apparent in the late 1990s and continues today. Will the Arabian horse industry see their like again? Yes. How will that be achieved? By combining the best of those two touchstone stallions. It is happening at Strawberry Banks Farm. The statistics, simply, are staggering. Central to the Strawberry Banks program are the three stallions Baske Afire, Hey Hallelujah and A Temptation. That all three are proven sires, represented by winners in the show ring, is understood: All have lists of national, regional and class A champion show horses to their credit. For breeders who want what each has to offer individually, they represent solid resources of quality. For others, the excitement will be the interweaving of their pedigrees, as each is bred to daughters of the other two. Even before Baske Afire came to Strawberry Banks in 2008, foals on the ground from mares of the farm’s bloodlines indicated that the nicks would be golden.

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Briefly, the components of the formula are: Bask Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske, by Baskevich), who represents both sides of the *Bask/Afire Bey V combination; Hey Hallelujah, a son of Huckleberry Bey (sire of Afire Bey V) and Hallelujah Bask (a *Bask daughter), for another version of the select cross; and A Temptation (Tempter x A Love Song, by *Bask), whose three reflections of *Bask reinforce that stallion’s influence at a time when it is moving farther back in most pedigrees, but without any Huckleberry Bey/Afire Bey V blood—which enables him to be especially useful on mares of that heritage. Each stallion offers other desirable qualities as well. A Temptation’s dam line is known for its extreme elegance and beauty (his grandam *Elkana, was U.S. National Champion Mare and U.S. National Top Ten in English Pleasure), while Hey Hallelujah’s dam was U.S. National Champion in Park and Baske Afire’s was U.S. National Reserve Champion in English Pleasure. Time and again, down through the generations, all of these bloodlines have been proven to work well with each other. They personify the Strawberry Banks slogan, “English is spoken here.” The element of refined beauty evident in each stallion and his offspring also is in the genes.


Baske Afire Baske Afire’s record since his first foals arrived in 2002 has been nothing short of spectacular. By 2004, he was consistently ranking high on the Arabian Horse Times sire lists, his status achieved not by just one or two well-decorated representatives, but by a growing collection that excelled at their jobs. As of August, 2009, his record as a sire includes 92 purebred champions, 20 of whom are national winners (with 46 national wins). This year, before Canadian and U.S. Nationals and the lucrative fall futurities, Baske Afire’s record of champions had expanded by 21 new names. In particular, horsemen are watching Baske Allience, a 5-year-old son of Miss Allience, by the Strawberry Banks-bred Allience, a half-brother to A Temptation. In May, Bask Allience was named Ohio Buckeye Champion in English Pleasure Junior Horse, showing with Jim Stachowski, and then went on to reaffirm that placing by winning the title at Region 14.

Buckeye Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse, who went on to two Youth National Championships in English pleasure this year. With the Polish/domestic mare Brooklyn Bey, a daughter of NV Beau Bey (by Bey Shah), the result was Mariachi WA, a 2007 double-national top ten futurity colt who won a regional championship and reserves at Scottsdale and the Ohio Buckeye this year in country English pleasure junior horse. Bred to American Saddlebreds, Baske Afire’s list of Half-Arabian winners is almost too long to calculate. Thus far in 2009, he has 20 new champion Half-Arabians, for a total of 99 Half-Arabian champions, 29 Half-Arabian national winners (with 91 national wins). This year’s new national titlists include In the Line Afire, Gift of Grace and Somethin Special. To date, his biggest Half-Arabian national winner is She Be Adiva KBS (x She Be Jammin, by Phi Slama Jama), with 20 national awards, including seven national and reserve national championships. Another well-known name is GA

“Bask Allience has an interesting pedigree,” Stachowski notes. “He has motion and prettiness all put together, and it is a great package for English pleasure. I think he has the potential to win junior English pleasure at the Nationals.” The cross of Baske Afire on the *Bask/Strawberry Banks blood is only part of the story; statistics indicate that the stallion works well with many of the old Polish bloodlines. In recent years, daughters of *El Ghazi have been noticeably successful with Baske Afire: Sin City and Card Shark (x Las Veghaz), along with MBF Burning Springs (x Mahalin), all have won national or Scottsdale titles in the English division over the past two years. Another example of Baske Afire on Polish lines is The Way She Moves (x Heavenlie, granddaughter of the pure Polish, *Bask son Promotion). A crowd sensation at last year’s U.S. Nationals when she won Country English Pleasure Junior Horse, The Way She Moves is now 6, and has reinvented herself as an amateur horse, with championships at Scottsdale and the Youth Nationals. While Baske Afire’s success seems assured with Polish bloodlines, it also has extended in a wide range of other directions. Matched with a daughter of Canadian Love—a decidedly non-Polish background—he sired Sommelier, 2008 Ohio

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Clio Dulaine, a National Show Horse National Champion and U.S. National Reserve Champion as a yearling. Amazingly, all those performance titles—while important in the English legacy of Strawberry Banks—do not reveal the whole story for Baske Afire. He was added to the stallion roster at the farm not just for his athletic talent, but also for his beauty and type, as one hallmark of the farm through its history has been to maintain the Arabian look. Baske Afire is no exception. “At this point,” reveals bloodstock research by specialist Christy Egan, “most of Baske Afire’s champions at the major shows are divided equally between halter and performance, though nearly all of his performance champions are in the English and country English pleasure divisions.”

Hey Hallelujah While Baske Afire burst on the Arabian scene as a breeding stallion, both of Strawberry Banks’ other stallions first served notice of their quality in the show ring. In a seven-year career, Hey Hallelujah won six national championships, one reserve and three top tens, stretching from halter (U.S. National and Canadian National Top Ten Stallion) to English pleasure (U.S. and Canadian National Champion) to pleasure driving (Canadian and twiceU.S. National Champion, as well as U.S. National Champion AAOTD). For those who were there, the most memorable was the historic 2001 U.S. National Championship in English Pleasure, when Hey Hallelujah and stablemate A Temptation brought the house down at Albuquerque in a blockbuster class. From 25 entries, Hey Hallelujah was chosen champion, with A Temptation reserve—an achievement that in the Arabian breed belongs only to Strawberry Banks.

“Hey Hallelujah is still the only horse who has won the Triple Crown (Scottsdale and the Canadian and U.S. Nationals) in both driving and open English,” says Brian Murch, who showed the stallion to those victories. “When I think of him, I think of heart—that’s the kind of horse he is. Even today, he’s like that. You could ride him and win in the show ring today. He’s still very young at heart.” At this point in his career, Hey Hallelujah is the sire of 84 purebred and Half-Arabian champions, 18 national winners (with a collective total of 87 national wins), and seven national and reserve national champions. Among the best known have been Hey Its My Toi (x Jatoi, by Matoi), with 19 national awards—including championships—in the English pleasure division; and Silent Steel (x Mi Sara Lee, by Le Dez), with 12 national titles, the latest in country pleasure driving. In the Half-Arabian ranks, he has offered such standouts as Hey Bey Be (x Scarlets Swirling Ember), whose 18 national titles include halter and country English pleasure championships.

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Hey Hallelujah

Baske Afire

New regional titlists in 2009 have included Emannuel, The Hurricane, QH Tallulah, Top Flyer, Emericca, Hey Bombay, and Morningsky Hallelujah. In Half-Arabians, new regional success stories include REA Hey Look Me Over, Larda Mercy WH, and REA Heymsingridbrgman. Overall, Hey Hallelujah’s best cross has been with *Bask-bred mares. “If you look at the amount of mares that he has bred and the amount of winners he has had, the percentages are unbelievable,” Murch observes. One of Hey Hallelujah’s most consistent nicks has been daughters of Tempter, Strawberry Banks’ intensely *Bask-bred stallion emeritus, also the sire of A Temptation. That cross has yielded seven champions over the years. Particularly valuable has been the match of Hey Hallelujah with the farm’s unanimous U.S. National Champion Mare (and U.S. National Champion in English Pleasure Junior Horse) Ericca, which has resulted in four champion foals: Emannuel was 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Country English Pleasure Junior Horse, and his full siblings Evangelica, Enchanting Love, and Emericca have accounted for regional titles. One of the latest winners from the Hey Hallelujah/Tempter combination is QH Tallulah (x Especialley, by Tempter), 2009 Ohio Buckeye Champion Country English Pleasure Junior Horse, as well as a regional reserve champion. Other demonstrated *Bask-line nicks have come with daughters of Gdansk, Le Dez, Bask Flame, Promotion, Baskevich, Negatraz, First Class and Baske-Tez. He has also proven successful with the total outcross of High Hopes (Egyptian/domestic) blood, through that stallion’s sons MC Sir Hope and MC Hopes Fire, and also with daughters of the remarkable Barbary, whose sire line is related to that of Hey Hallelujah.

A Temptation

“The majority of the time, Hey Hallelujah will help a mare who needs shape to her neck,” Murch says. “He certainly produces quality, and he also puts a really expressive eye on his foals. The biggest thing about him was that as much as he has won, he has such a big heart. You see that in his babies too—they give you the ability to do what you want with them because they are so willing to go forward, as he was.” A Temptation The power of A Temptation’s pedigree cannot be overstated. All of his grandparents are national titlists, and three—Cognac, *Bask and *Elkana—are national champions; the fourth, Tonki, was national top ten in formal driving and combination. Two of his greatgrandams, U.S. National Champion *Gdynia and U.S. National Reserve Champion *Boltonka, not only topped the charts but also went on to found national-winning dynasties. A Temptation is a three-quarter-brother to the unanimous U.S. National Champion Mare and U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse Ericca (Tempter x Elegant Crystal, a daughter of *Aladdinn and *Elkana), as well as a half-brother to Allience, a multi-national champion in park, and To Love Again, a national titlist in English pleasure and park. A Temptation could have entered the breeding ranks solely on the credentials of his pedigree, but instead, he trotted into the show ring and proved himself there. In an eight-year show career, the elegant grey stallion was seven times a national champion or reserve. In 2000, he was named U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse unanimously; the following year, he placed reserve in the open championship to his stablemate, Hey Hallelujah, and the year after that, won the title on his own. A year later, he took on pleasure driving and picked up a U.S. National Reserve Championship, then came back in 2005 to be named unanimous

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U.S. National Champion in the division. That same year he won the amateur driving championship, showing with his owner, Barbara Chur. He closed an illustrious career with the U.S. National Reserve Championship in park. Brian Murch remembers his first impression of A Temptation, the year the stallion won the U.S. National Championship for English Pleasure Junior Horses. “I judged him at the Ohio Buckeye,” Murch says. “Tim Shea had him there, and I remember thinking, ‘For the Arabian breed, this horse is Michael Jordan.’ When I watched again at the Nationals, I literally had goose bumps. He won on all five cards, unanimously, because he was such an amazing individual—he was so loose, front and behind— and what was even better was that when you looked at him going down the rail, he was so clearly an Arabian. He had so much type, especially his beautiful tail carriage and big, soft eyes.” Over the years, having been associated personally with A Temptation, Murch has come to admire the stallion even more. “Barbara has always said, and I agree: When A Temptation trots, he is so light and soft on his feet that you can barely hear him. He’s like Michael Jordan driving down to dunk the basketball—it is all so effortless for him because he is so much more athletic than most. He is one of the most supple horses that you could possibly ever imagine, and as a sire, his babies are like that. They are easy to train because they are very supple and very fluid. And they’re pretty doing it.” A Temptation’s best known winning foal to date is Chaparral DGL (x Chamorrita Afire, by Afire Bey V), who first came to national attention in 2005, when he won the U.S. National English Pleasure Futurity, then went on to win the title of U.S. and Canadian National Champion Junior Horse. Two years later, he added a U.S. National Top Ten in Park, showing with Joel Kiesner. A brief scan of other winners by A Temptation reveals the solid show contenders HS Justatemptation and Tempting Tango in English pleasure and country English pleasure; Solarra in western pleasure; WWW Breathless and Starze N Stripes in hunter pleasure; Temper Tantrum in native costume; and Tempting Fate in sport horse halter and under saddle. From limited breeding for Half-Arabians, he is the sire of HS Liberty (x Pilenora), 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse. At the 2009 regionals, new names added to the A Temptation list of purebred champions included D M Fool Proof and Proficient Fire.

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Trainer Kevin Price, who is developing an A Temptation 4-year-old now, is pleased with the experience. “Just Tempted is very trainable and easy to be around,” he says. “He has a real bouncy kind of attitude, like his dad—he wants to do his job every day. I think he is a really nice show horse.” Just Tempted debuted in English pleasure with four straight wins, and is looking forward to a career either there or in country English pleasure. The sire of nine national winners and 31 champions, A Temptation has found his best results with mares of Bay El Bey and Huckleberry Bey heritage, siring national winners with daughters of Afire Bey V, Huckleberry Bey, Hucklebey Berry and Barbary. He is particularly successful with Afire Bey V daughters, as he has no Huckleberry Bey in his pedigree, providing a classic outcross opportunity. Like both Baske Afire and Hey Hallelujah, he also does excellent work with *Bask-bred mares, offering several national champions along those lines. Among the best nicks there has been the Cytosk line of *Bask blood. In some cases, a whiff of Russian influence has proved a productive match with the snow-white stallion. Strawberry Banks— A Role In The Arabian Horse Industry In the opening decade of the millennium, a new Strawberry Banks Farm has emerged. Its breeding program is stronger than ever; its commitment to the breed, long expressed through years of service to the Arabian Horse Trust and other organizations, has become even more comprehensive. Already, Barbara Chur has been instrumental in the Arabian English Performance Association, and she is sponsoring incentives for owners and breeders in the Strawberry Banks program as well. One of Chur’s guiding principles has been the desire to encourage the breeding and showing of Arabian horses. The farm has established the private futurity Trot To The Gold, totaling $330,000, which awards payments to owners, breeders and trainers of foals by A Temptation, Hey Hallelujah and Baske Afire. The futurity is comprised of two divisions. The first is available for 3-year-old performance horses, both purebred and Half-Arabian, at the U.S. Nationals in the English Pleasure Futurity, while the second spotlights classes for yearlings at the U.S. Nationals and the purebred-only Arabian English Performance Association class at the Ohio Buckeye. The farm also offers a special program of three months’ training at reduced rates for horses by Baske Afire, Hey Hallelujah and A Temptation, with the aim of evaluating each youngster and beginning its development for the future. A bargain for horse


owners, it also allows Strawberry Banks to learn more about the various crosses to the farm’s stallions.

stepped onto the world stage. Now, breeders look for the next dominant English sire.

Finally, in honor of her late husband—and in a gesture of support for the enjoyment of Arabians—Barbara Chur annually sponsors the Neil M. Chur Memorial Award, which presents a check for $5,000 to the winner of the English Pleasure AOTR 40 and Over class at the U.S. Nationals.

Will the Arabian horse industry see the like of *Bask and Afire Bey V again? Yes. How will that be achieved? By combining the best of three touchstone stallions. It is already happening. A forecast of the future is available every year in the futurity and junior horse classes, and in 2008, the story was unfolding. In the Country English Pleasure Junior Horse class, five out of the top ten horses—including champion The Way She Moves—were by Strawberry Banks stallions. In the English Pleasure Futurity, an astounding five of the top ten, including champion KD Kontagious and reserve champion Glitterati, were by Strawberry Banks’ Baske Afire. By anyone’s standards, that is a spectacular debut in history. ■

Looking Ahead Over the past few years, Barbara Chur carefully has restructured the farm that she and her late husband, Neil, founded. In more than three decades of Arabian ownership, the pair had observed the history that was happening around them. They lived through the high-dollar heydays and then the low spirits that followed the tax reforms of 1986, and they continued their support of the Arabian breed by enjoying their national champions in halter and the English pleasure division. For Barbara, the experience always had revolved around her day-to-day enjoyment of the horses for their personalities—from the late nights in the foaling stalls, to watching Brian Murch train their powerhouse show string, to afternoons observing the mares and foals lazing in the sun. From that involvement, after Neil’s death in 2005, came her commitment to the future. The arrival of Baske Afire in 2008 has added another dimension to the farm’s already formidable breeding program. For Murch, Baske Afire’s qualities strengthen and reinforce the attributes of Hey Hallelujah and A Temptation in such a way as to lift the whole program to another level. “He just seems to exceed ‘the stretch limit’ in a horse,” the trainer marvels. “He brings in more size and length of leg, and he has great strength. He has so many characteristics of the way the *Bask horses were.” The Arabian industry is different today from what it was nearly 50 years ago, when *Bask came on the scene— different even from when Afire Bey V and the other great Varian stallions

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cf Badras Symphony Baske Afire x Sweet Day Dream

2009 Scottsdale Junior Champion Half-Arabian Saddle Pleasure Type Gelding Bred and owned by Cazam Farms

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Cazam Farms is proud to offer ... S B F STALL ALLIONS LIO ONS

cf Bella Luna Baske Afire x Callaways Enola Gay 2008 Half-Arabian Filly

cf Two To Tango Baske Afire x Tangled Heart 2008 Half-Arabian Filly

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cf Wipeout Baske Afire x Sweet Day Dream, dam of multi-WC Amelia Heir Cat 2008 Half-Arabian Colt

cf Skat Kat Baske Afire x Miss Flora Danica 2008 Half-Arabian Filly

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cf Mystery Man Baske Afire x Tangled Heart 2008 Half-Arabian Colt

cf Bravo Baske Afire x Sweet Thunder Road 2008 Half-Arabian Colt

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We chose to breed our talented Saddlebred mares to Baske Afire. We are thrilled with the results and are proud to offer a select group of yearlings for sale.

cf Amira Baske Afire x Desert's Untouchable Memories 2008 Half-Arabian Filly

cf Isnt She Lovely Baske Afire x Desert's Untouchable Memories 2008 Half-Arabian Filly

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Introducing...

QH TALLULAH

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Hey Hallelujah x Especialley by Tempter

We at Quarry Hill Farm QH Tallulah 2009 Unanimous Country English Pleasure Junior Horse at the Buckeye Sweepstakes Sharon Blendinger up.

are proud to own and have bred QH TALLULAH who’s making her debut in the show ring this year. QH TALLULAH is by Strawberry Banks stallion, Hey Hallelujah (Huckleberry Bey++ x Hallelujah Bask by *Bask)… and out of Ericca’s full-sister ESPECIALLEY (Tempter by Cognac x Elegant Crystal by *Aladdinn) whom we were so fortunate to acquire from Barbara and the late Neil Chur as the first of our exceptional foundation mares. QH TALLULAH embodies the beauty, grace, athleticism and temperament of her pedigree and exemplifies the quality of show horses we’re breeding and developing at Quarry Hill Farm. Watch for QH TALLULAH at US Nationals in October presented in the Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship by Stachowski Farm with Sharon Blendinger in the irons.

2009 QUARRY HILL FARM Marshall & Rae Paige Schwarz Owners

Bill Bohl Farm Manager/ Trainer

345 Sharon Road Lakeville, CT 06039 860-435-2571 info@quarryhillfarm.com www.quarryhillfarm.com

OPEN HOUSE Sat., Sept. 12th 12-4pm

12 noon Open Barns 1pm Barbecue Lunch 2pm Presentation of Horses

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. For more information, directions, and places to stay, log on to www.quarryhillfarm.com.


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B R E E D I N G B E AU T I F U L E N G L I S H P L E AS U R E H O R S E S Since 1978

Carol Curran of Peach Creek Farms began breeding Arabian horses in 1978, and it is her passion. Carol's main focus since that time has been breeding beautiful English pleasure horses, which earnestly began after purchasing the mare Basks Delight at a Lasma sale. Under the guidance of Dr. Eugene LaCroix and Dick & Kay Patterson, Carol learned about pedigrees and the valuable lines from Poland; what bloodlines mixed best; and what to be careful not to do when breeding Arabians. Carol added the beautiful Ariston daughter Aristo Brocade to her breeding program, infusing the bloodlines of Bask, Ariston, Comet, Arex, and Cytrys. She now has offspring that carry the blood of Aladdinn, Afire Bey V, Medalion, Monopolii, Baske Afire, SF Specs Shocwave, The Nobelest and SF Aftershoc.

Offering for sale • Videos available JAZZ BERRY 2003 Stallion (Baske Afire x Tymotka) In park horse training with Vicki Humphrey, for information: 770-740-8432 GRACE AFIRE CC 2006 Mare (Baske Afire x Sienna Tera) Started with Joel Kiesner. Beautiful, English pleasure star quality. MY HEARTS AFIRE 2004 Mare (Baske Afire x Basks Showcase) Started with Gordon Potts. Beautiful, great temperament, western mare. MERCY ME CC 2005 Mare (Baske Afire x Sienna Tera) English pleasure mare, offered at Stachowski Farms Scottsdale sale, 2010. SIENAFIRE 2003 Gelding (Baske Afire x Sienna Tera) Big, bold, energetic and intelligent sport horse prospect. MISS MARY B 2008 H/A Filly (Baske Afire x Our Red BMW CC) NSH World Grand Champion & Scottsdale Champion with Steve Heathcott BLACKSTSONE C 2008 Colt (Baske Afire x Sienna Tera) GYPSY BROCADE 2008 Filly (Baske Afire x Gypsy Cascade) SURVIVOR C 2008 H/A Gelding (Jazz Berry x Our Red BMW CC) GYPSY'S GAL 2009 Filly (Jazz Berry x Gypsy Cascade) GYPSY'S SONG 2009 Filly (Jazz Berry x Gypsy Cascade) DANCE AFFAIRE 2009 Filly (The Nobelest x Dance Afire)

Introducing

Allelulia Afire Baske Afire x PCF Brianna, by Monopolii 2007 Purebred Stallion For information, contact: Strawberry Banks Farm • 716-652-9346

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For those who love performance like we do ...

READ ALL ABOUT IT Bay, Arabian Gelding 02/06/05 Baske Afire x Read My Mind (VF Premonition x MC Jabaskolee)

BL ATHENA Bay, Arabian Mare 03/10/06 Baske Afire x Harghaza (*El Ghazi x Har Nahra)

2009 FOALS AVAILABLE BY STRAWBERRY BANKS STALLIONS Sire Dam Pucker Up PF Baske Afire Miz Margeurita V She’s High Maintenance Baske Afire She’s A High Roller

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Sex Filly Filly

2010 FOALS DUE Baske Afire Baby Im A Star (Sultan’s Starmaker x Amber Minx, by Harlem Globetrotter) Baske Afire Catt (JF Magnificat++ x DG Serinett, by Serinask)

She’s High Maintenance

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Offering promising youngsters ...

ADMIRE THE FIRE Bay, H/A Mare 05/30/06 Baske Afire x Admiral’s Lotus Blossom, dam of JJ Montego Bey

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BACHELORETTE NMBR ONE Chestnut, H/A Mare 05/06/06 Baske Afire x Attache’s Born Beautiful, by Attache

FLATTEREDBYBASKE TKO Bay, Arabian Mare 07/22/05 Baske Afire x PF I’m Flattered, by Dark Harbor

HORNS AND HALOS PF Chestnut, H/A Mare 05/03/07 Baske Afire x Petite Sweet

GOODIE TWO SHOES Bay, Arabian Mare 06/04/03 Baske Afire x Harghaza, by El Ghazi

SHE’S A HOTTY Bay, H/A Mare 02/17/06 Afire Bey V x She’s A High Roller, full sister to WGC Spring High

Contact us for complete sales list.

NEW Sale DVD’s available.

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Merrifields Afire Baske Afire x Rahelle (El Ghazi x RL Rah Fire) 2005 Purebred Stallion • 15.3H In training with Tish Kondas for English pleasure AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Offered For Sale

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Great Breeding Shows ... Offering the best of the great English performance bloodlines.

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Maskarah Baske Afire x Rahelle (El Ghazi x RL Rah Fire) 2003 Purebred Mare AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Offered For Sale, with a 2010 breeding to Hey Hallelujah Both horses can be viewed at youtube.com Showtime Training Center ~ Type in showtimetc

Owned by:

Nancy Kaplan

Macon Georgia ~ tel: 478-474-5818 Contact Nancy Kaplan or Tish Kondas: SHOWTIME TRAINING CENTER ~ tel: 770-252-3300

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A high trotting Half-Arabian by Baske Afire, Enrolled in the 2009 U.S. National H/A English Pleasure Futurity

My Chemical Romance

(Baske Afire x Believer's Eighties Lady) ~ Offered for sale Contact: Chris Wilson

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CHRISHAN PARK - KC

Owned by:

Louisburg, KS

BUCKSHOT FARMS

Barn 913.947.7001

Cori Vokoun

Cell 612.723.0266

402-416-8459

chris@chrishanpark.com

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OFFERING A SON OF MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION A TEMPTATION OUT OF A DAUGHTER OF NATIONAL CHAMPION DESERT HEAT VF

A Desert Temptation

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Scottsdale Champion Signature Stallion English Pleasure Maturity ATR Region 1 Top Five Country English Pleasure Junior Horse An outstanding young horse with a powerful trot and extreme canter makes A Desert Temptation ideal for English/Country pleasure, pleasure driving or native costume. Ideal for open, amateur or junior to ride divisions.

(A Temptation x Desert Diva) 2004 Grey Gelding ~ AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Video available upon request.

Contact:

Garrett Training Concepts, Inc

David or Brigitte Garrett ~ San Marcos, California ~ tel: 760-744-7878 david@garretttraining.com ~ www.garretttraining.com Owned by: EQUINE DESIGN, LLC ~ Anaheim, California AUGUST 20 09 | 85


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Introducing ...

BEST OF BASKE VA

(Baske Afire x Balquelotta V) Bay Colt • 3/13/2007

2008 Top Eight AEPA Buckeye Yearling In-Hand Futurity • Full brother to Bel Aire V • FOR SALE

Also offering two other Baske Afire get for sale: MIZ BASKE VA

MIZTER BASKE VA

(Baske Afire x Miz Margeurita V) Chestnut filly • 2/28/07 2008 Region 15 Reserve Champion Sweepstakes Filly

(Baske Afire x Miz Margeaux V – the only full sibling to HBB) Bay colt • 4/19/07

15625 NW Highway 318 • Williston, FL 32696 Phone: 352-528-6914 • Fax: 352-528-6970 Email: info@victoriaarabians.com

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DEBUTING IN 2009 UNDER SADDLE WITH JOEY CANDA IN ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

Proficient Fire

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(Baske Afire x Pro Mahogany Lady)

UNANIMOUS

D A F F O D I L C H A M P I O N • AHACO C H A M P I O N REGION 4 CHAMPION • UNANIMOUS REGION 5 CHAMPION

Available ~ BB Winsor, 2-year-old full brother to Proficient Fire. Also, 2 & 3-year-old prospects by Baske Afire, Afire Bey V, IXL Noble Express and *El Ghazi. Call for sales list.

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Congratulations ... on your purchase of Baske Afire and the success Banks ooff tthe he SStrawberry trawberry B anks breeding breeding program. program.

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S TRAWBERRY B ANKS STALLIONS HAVE SOLD AT THE C EDAR R IDGE S ELECT S ALES AVERAGING $43,500 FOR A TOTAL OF $348,000. GET OF

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The genetic strength continues ...

PA Fire Tyme

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(Baske Afire x Miss Pryme Tyme, Multi-National Top Ten Mare, by Padrons Psyche) 2005 Purebred Mare

Region 10 Top Five Mare Sweepstakes Nominated • Inquiries Invited

Owned by:

Sharon Schwichtenberg Hartford, Wisconsin For information, contact: DAVID BILGRIEN tel: 920-318-3303 • dbilgrien@charter.net

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W I T H S T E V E H E AT H C OT T

Abaske

2009

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(Baske Afire x Athena Alea) • 2004 Bay Stallion • Available for purchase R E G I O N 9 U N A N I M O U S R E S E RV E C H A M P I O N S TA L L I O N 2 0 0 9 S C OT T S D A L E T O P T E N S TA L L I O N (3 R D ) 2 0 0 5 R E G I O N 1 2 T O P F I V E Y E A R L I N G C O LT

Other Baske Afire offspring available: ALAURA FIRE (Baske Afire x Ali Cerise) 2003 chestnut mare • Region 9 Top Five Arabian Mare - full sister to Ali Fire BASKE AFIRA (Baske Afire x J A Theresa) 2002 grey mare

Meadow Creek Farm Joanne D. Anderson • P.O. Box 295, Fayetteville, Texas 78940 • joanneda@netzero.net Standing at: HEATHCOTT LTD. Steve & Jamie Heathcott • Washington, Texas • cell: 760-443-8968 • sheath4191@aolc.om AUGUST 20 09 | 91


For the Sirius English Performance Breeder ...

GSF Sirius Fire

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(Baske Afire x PF Sirius, by Barbary) 2004 Purebred Mare

In foal to National Champion Park Horse, IXL Noble Express for March 2010 Offered for sale

Contact:

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Offering the best of Baske Afire S B F STALL ALLIONS LIO ONS

ROL RASPBERRY FLAMBE Baske Afire x Raspberry Cyrprise, by Cytosk 2006 bay Half-Arabian mare

RASPBERRY AFIRE

ROL FIRE BASK

Baske Afire x Raspberry Cyrprise, by Cytosk

Baske Afire x Matoska, by Zodiac Matador

2008 bay Half-Arabian filly

2007 bay Arabian stallion

ROL WILD FIRE Baske Afire x Firelite DGL, by Duel 2008 bay Arabian stallion

LITE THE LITES Baske Afire x Firelite DGL, by Duel 2009 chestnut Arabian stallion

R. O. Lervick Arabians P.O. Box 699, Stanwood, Washington 98292 • (800) 669-2745 or (360) 652-0108 Dennis Wigren - Manager/Trainer • cell: 360-202-5934 • cytosk@whidbey.net

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With Your Future In Mind ... AFIRES TRIUMPH

pending

(Baske Afire x No Huggy No Kissie, by Apollopalooza) 2009 Colt Nominated for: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes National Futurities Iowa Gold Star Auction Open Futurity Medallion Stallion Futurity Arabian English Sweepstakes Trot to the Gold Futurity

Your Inquiries Are Invited

HALLELUJAH BROTHER pending

(Hey Hallelujah x Machantette, by Zodiac Matador) 2009 Colt Nominated for: Iowa Gold Star Arabian English Sweepstakes 2010 FOALS Baske Afire x Sky Goddess (Saddlebred) Hey Hallelujah x Two of Hearts (Half-Arabian)

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THERE’S A STORM BREWING IN NEBRASKA, AND IT’S NO TORNADO. ITS

THE HURRICANE

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PROJECTED PATH: OCTOBER 29, 2009 IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA. FOR FURTHER UPDATES CONTACT JANEL’S TRAINING CENTER JANEL HESSON 7705 W. PIONEERS BLVD. • DENTON, NE 68339 402-797-2626 • FAX: 402-797-2337

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The English Division:

What Is All the Excitement? by Colleen Scott

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hree horses, three trainers, three judges and three placings. It was Saturday, October 25th at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. The class was the Half-Arabian English Pleasure Championship, and it was the first work-off that had been called in decades. The excitement was palatable. Would it be Joel Kiesner aboard Adams Fire? Jim Stachowski and SA Rapid Fire? Or Tish Kondas and Cool Night? The stakes were high in what is still talked about in our community today as the best thing that happened at Tulsa in 2008.

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Don Bundrock

Irwin Schimmel

The crowd was wildly engaged in this historic match-up of three of the greatest Half-Arabian English pleasure horses of our time. Everyone had a favorite, everyone was on their feet, and everyone wanted to know at that moment, if maybe, just maybe, their own future held a chance to own or ride a horse like that. It was the Olympics of the Arabian horse show world, and in a class filled with incredible talent, horsemanship and showmanship, just three remained. Adams Fire and Joel Kiesner got the nod for the Championship title, with SA Rapid Fire and Jim Stachowski claiming the Reserve Championship honors. Kondas, who was defending a Canadian National championship title, would be happy with a close third with Cool Night. “Every one of those horses was a champion,” she says. “All of those horses won. You had three different horses with three different styles. The crowd just erupted when we went back out there. It was a historical time for all of us and a great display of showmanship.”

First Things First

So, how did those horses and trainers get to center stage that night? What made them stand out as the three best in that highly competitive class according? What lies ahead for the English division? We talked to a few top breeders and trainers to get their perspective.

However, the relevance of the pedigree to the horse’s potential ability and success is not an exact formula. Wellknown breeder Irwin Schimmel, Prestige Farms, tries, like many others we spoke with, to match the stallion’s strengths to his mare’s weaknesses. “I choose the stallions

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Great English, country English pleasure, park and driving horses don’t just happen by accident (usually). Quite the contrary, careful planning, studying, research and trial and error all play a role. Everyone polled concurred that pedigrees play a significant role in making breeding decisions and that studying them, along with the performance records of the horses in that pedigree, is a valuable use of time. Don Bundrock, Equine Designs, LLC, looks two to three generations back when making his breeding decisions. “I think *Bask and Huckleberry Bey are probably the ultimate in producing English horses,” he says. Cori Sampson, Buckshot Farm, is also a student of pedigrees. “I am a big pedigree person,” she says. “I have to really like what I see on the bottom, and I like to see horses that are good everywhere, versus extreme in one thing.”


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Mike Miller

I think will work best with my mares,” he says. “If they don’t work, I’ll try something else. Part of the fun is trying things and seeing what works. You never know unless you try.” While the pedigree is important to examine, the individual stallion’s or mare’s conformation, when making a breeding selection, is too. Mike Miller, trainer at Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, says more attention to the hind end of performance horses is a must as we move forward. “I think in this day and age, the most important quality in selecting breeding stock for English horses is hind end conformation. We have made great strides in breeding beautiful, high-headed, long-necked horses. What we are lacking, as a whole, are powerful hind ends—engines—to push the horse to the bridle and down the rail.” Jacque Thompson, Smoky Mountain Park Arabians’ owner, calls the perfect breeding prospect a “symphony of traits that work together to produce a magnificent Arabian trotting horse.” She goes on to describe some. “Those traits include an upright carriage; balance of body and movement; and fluid, high, bouncy motion with strong drive from behind, especially when that drive comes with high hocks.” Thompson also lists some

Bill Bohl

technical qualities of conformation that add to the ability of an English horse, such as long, high-set, flexible neck; knee action and hocks; and a laid-back shoulder working in conjunction with a flexible elbow and long stretchy muscles that run inside the horse’s front legs from the chest. Bill Bohl, trainer at Quarry Hill Farms, agrees with Miller and Thompson that the good English horse needs more than just a lot of motion. “We’ve had too much emphasis on how high in the bridle a horse is and how much front-end motion it has. However, there is more to it. We all like to see motion, but you have to take into consideration squareness, softness in the bridle, how relaxed and comfortable the horse is doing the job.” He goes on to suggest that when evaluating either a prospect for breeding or a purchase, watch the horse in the field. “Anyone can get a horse to trot by shaking a bag at it,” he says. “Watch what a horse does when everyone leaves, and that will tell you something. A horse that trots a lot on its own, free and easy, is likely to make a good English horse.” What Separates The Good From The Great? When we asked the English trainers and breeders to name a horse or horses they felt had set the bar for the

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Jim Stachowski

division, responses included *Bask, Huckleberry Bey, Afire Bey V, Afires Heir, Adams Fire, FF Summer Storm, Gai Argosy, SF Specs Shocwave, Allience, Apollopalooza … a virtual who’s who of the English division. (This certainly isn’t an exhaustive list, just a sampling of some that were mentioned.) “FF Summer Storm, who won numerous championship titles in the early 1980s, was really ahead of her time,” says Jim Stachowski. She had great balance, carriage, and an incredible show ring attitude.” Stachowski, besides riding SA Rapid Fire to the reserve title in the HalfArabian English Pleasure Championship at U.S. Nationals last year, also rode Pheobe Afire to the same title in the Arabian English Pleasure Championship. Nancy Kaplan cites Bette G and Second Editions Debut as two she still recalls as setting the bar for others to reach. “High-headed and tails f lagged, both seemed to really love their job. I have seen many horses trot because they were forced to, and it is painful to watch. It was always exciting to watch those two horses. Who has ever made a victory pass like Second Editions Debut? Those victory passes were always a classic. Bette G just perked those ears up when entering the ring, with excitement and energy oozing

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when she came in, and stayed that way. Both of them gave me goose bumps!” Another great one, according to Chase Harvill, was Gai Argosy. “He always looked great. I would be making a pass down the center, and if there was a horse next to him, he would take a look at that horse and just turn on the gas. He was my first and probably always will be my favorite,” he says. Brian Murch, Strawberry Banks Farm, fondly recalls Hey Hallelujah and A Temptation during their years in the show ring. “I undoubtedly have two favorites. One is six-time National Champion Hey Hallelujah because he gave it his all at the U.S. Nationals finals night in 2001. Competing against his stablemate A Temptation, he gave the crowd an electrifying performance that is still brought up in conversation today. I believe he is still the only horse in the history of the breed to win the Triple Crown in the English Pleasure Open. Then there is the four-time National Champion A Temptation, the epitome of a beautiful Arabian English pleasure horse. He has extreme high and elegant motion, both front and hind, accompanied by classic Arabian type and high tail carriage.”


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Chase Harvill

So, what made Adams Fire, SA Rapid Fire and Cool Night stand out to those judges on that particular night and be so close in their placement as to require a workoff? Indeed, all of the horses in that class had that extra special something, that spark that makes you want to take another look. Yet, what was that extra element? Linda Chapman, A.B.C. Farms, describes a great English horse as having natural talent, heart and something that makes you turn your head to look again. “They don’t all have that,” she adds. Jason Krohn, Oak Haven Arabians, who rode CRF Hott Pants to a Top Ten in that class, describes what separates the great from the good as having a lot to do with attitude. “The great ones just do it! Good English horses always have that one little thing that you don’t like, or that you would change. The great ones have the whole package. You look at them and know they are perfect. The great ones have that ‘go get’ attitude, where they come out every time and really want to do it. These horses are so talented that you don’t ever teach them to be great, you just mold them and help them along the way.” When a great one comes along, there usually isn’t any room for doubt. As the icing on the cake, most of them have such attitude and presence, you can’t help but notice them, according to Cedar Ridge Arabians’ trainer Eric

Brian Murch

Krichten. “They have their ears up and it’s obvious they love their job,” he says. Brad Pettitt, Silver Wind Arabians, has ridden some notable English horses, including the purebred park stallion Allience. Of that horse, Pettitt says, “He had an extra gear entirely that I’ve never felt before on another horse.” Pettitt says the overall picture is what can make a horse like Allience stand out. “A really great horse in the English division has to present a good overall picture. The horse has to have presence, a good look to them, be high headed, and move good and strong off all four legs.” Training And Coaching/The Horse And Rider Formula If the ingredients are right for a good, maybe even a great English horse, how does a trainer help channel the horse’s talent and then match that talent with a rider? Neither are easy jobs, but trainability, without too much interference so as to stifle a horse’s natural enthusiasm, is definitely an important part of the equation. At Conway Arabians, Lori Conway and Tom Thiesen start every young prospect the same way—no matter

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Jason Krohn

Eric Krichten

in what division they think they are suited. “They all have equal opportunity to tell us which job is appropriate for them,” says Conway. “From the very beginning, the fundamentals are the same. Some will take longer than others to tell you, but they will eventually tell you,” she says.

it, you have to let them be as good as they can be and follow what they do (assuming they are doing the right thing). You have to let the horse express themselves as much as they can within the class parameters. When the horse takes bigger steps, go with it so you don’t shut them down. One wrong move at a critical stage and you’ll shorten the stride or lose a lot of that expression that makes them great.”

When Jason Krohn starts a young English prospect, he says it isn’t that much different than a prospect for another division. “The basics are the same. I ask my horses to stay soft in the bridle, lift through the shoulders, and drive from behind. No matter what the discipline, they need to accomplish these same goals. However, while a hunter or western horse needs to become very familiar with their routine, an English horse might be a little on the wild side. In other words, I like them to be just as excited about working, as I am about working them.” Joel Kiesner, winner not only aboard Adams Fire in the 2008 U.S. National Half-Arabian English Pleasure Championship, but also winner of the Arabian English Pleasure Championship at the show aboard Afires Heir, likens the trainer/horse relationship to a dance. “In training a horse, you are teaching it to move toward and away from certain stimuli. In a showing situation, it is more like interpretive dance. When it’s time to go do

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As if not stifling a horse’s ability and expression isn’t a tall enough order, adding an amateur rider to the equation makes capturing and nurturing a horse’s ability even more difficult. Jeff Lovejoy, Battaglia Farms, says the hardest part of coaching an amateur to ride in the English division is teaching timing. “It’s hard to describe how to ride a horse that has as much intensity as an English horse,” he says. “As a rider, you can’t be intense. I’m constantly searching for ways to explain timing to my riders so they are able to harness the energy and not look like they are just hanging on.” Tom Moore, trainer at Cedar Ridge Arabians and for the Encore Select Group, concurs. “The hardest thing to teach amateur riders is to go with the impulsion and try not to be too controlling.”


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Brad Pettitt

Lori Conway

Tom Theisen

Joel Kiesner

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JeямА Lovejoy

Tom Moore

Janel Hesson

Josh Quintus

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Gordon Potts

Where To Next? With the level of competition at what seems to be an all-time high, where do we go from here? What does the English division look like in another decade? While some believe the market has improved, and the quality of young prospects is better than it has been, there are others who remain skeptical and believe we need more breeders. According to Janel Hesson, Janel’s Training Center, there is always room for improvement. “I think we can still breed a little smarter, and as a result, have better horses and continue to improve,” she says. Hesson is particularly mindful of searching for prospects that are willing to go the extra mile, wearing their ears and have a willing attitude. Linda Chapman is hopeful breeding programs will focus on producing horses able to trot in all four corners. “I hope we get back to trotting in all four corners. We seem to be so into the front end motion that we have sacrificed the back end. I think we have also sacrificed some of the ‘pretty’ our breed is known for.” Josh Quintus, Colonial Wood Training Center, predicts that in 10 years the division won’t get that much better,

Bob Battaglia

but that there will be more than just one or two horses setting the standard. “We are starting to breed more and produce more that are able to set the bar,” he says. “We just need to remember to work on producing horses that are very powerful behind. The more they have behind, the more lift they will have up front,” he says. As for finding young English prospects, Gordon Potts, The Brass Ring, who rode Hot As Afire to a Top Ten in that incredible class last year, has seen a slight shift toward creating more great horses than just good ones and is very optimistic. From about 1990 – 2005, Potts says it was very challenging to find a good English prospect to purchase. “By the time I bought Blazin Fire for Joy Adams, I had been looking for three years. I’d get on airplanes and although I love horse shopping, I got tired of shopping. That’s changed. I had several buyers this year ,and it was much easer to find horses for them. I actually found more horses than I had buyers for. This is really a positive sign,” he says. “I think in the next 10 years we’ll have a greater supply and see more great horses.” Bob Battaglia, Battaglia Farms, adds just one cautionary note to that optimism. “We’re seeing some of the greatest horses we’ve ever seen. The bar has been raised very high.

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Lisa Cortese

Tish Kondas

Lisa Cortese also believes the division has room to grow. However, we need the entire country to go back to the “I hope we have a stronger English division in 10 years. breeding barn. We also need to educate our new horse It seems like it is getting owners and remind everyone smaller, and there aren’t as else of the importance and many great English horses value of the purebred Arabian “I hope in 10 years that we out there anymore.” One mare. We can ask for more thing she sees as a necessity and more from the horses, continue to improve and the for creating those great but there is only so much any horse can give. We need more English competitors is number of horses bred for this people to breed again. There movement toward not just long necks, but also necks is always going to be horses. division will increase. We have that hinge in the right place, There is always going to be allowing the horse to be horse shows. But the level great horses now, but we need softly going into the bridle. we’ll all be playing at is yet to more of them to make this be determined.” Show Me The Future … division even more exciting for And The Money Brian Murch, Strawberry Banks Farm, concurs. “I hope the future.” in 10 years that we continue Recognizing the need not to improve and the number of only for growth, but also —Brian Murch horses bred for this division for division standards, will increase. We have great excitement and incentive horses now, but we need more programs, the Arabian of them to make this division even more exciting for English Performance Association (AEPA) was formed the future.” in order to help shape the future of the English division.

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Designed with the specific goals of creating a prize money program for Arabians; developing a standardized, objective judging system; evaluating horses on individual performances; and establishing the fund-raising mechanisms to keep the organization self-sustaining, the AEPA has already made an impact by creating increased interest in the division. Besides the funds paid out ($100,000 at the Scottsdale Show to the winners of the Sweepstakes class and $20,000 to the winners of the yearling in-hand class at the Buckeye), the organization is also playing a critical role in setting standards for the future. Kiesner, who serves as president of the AEPA, says there is talk of developing classes to help showcase more of the rider’s abilities. “I am really interested in and concerned about the need to promote, encourage and reward horsemanship through all the ranks,” says Kiesner. “I don’t know that we currently do things that really promote horsemanship and the kind of passion for learning to ride and becoming better horsemen and women. I don’t know that we can rely on a system that uses just ribbons and trophies as rewards. We need to reward in other ways.”

Is There An Arabian English Horse In Your Future? Joanne Anderson, Meadow Creek Farm, is the breeder of a number of successful English horses. She enjoys the thrill of the every day connection she has with her Arabian horses, not just victory passes or trophies. “I continue to do this after nearly 20 years because of the bond I have with my horses. It is a kind of love that is hard to describe to people.” Kondas, even after winning seven national championship titles in the U.S. and Canada last year, thinks of her role and that of other trainers of Arabian horses as rising to another level. “Sure, I like to win, and we all want to beat each other. However, the industry is really a big community, and what we need is to do a better job of taking care of one another. That is why we do the things we do—so the legacy continues.” Kiesner describes it as a lifelong love affair with Arabian horses and considers it part of his role as a horseman to promote and nurture other people’s involvement. “You don’t have to be Tiger Woods, but you can still work on your swing and enjoy it.” ■

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Great horses draw great crowds … especially when Midwest friends and family host a party in honor of the fabulous ones. This year, during the Region 14 Championship Show, serious Arabian horse enthusiasts began in earnest to celebrate a stallion that has been siring exceptional offspring for several years, a horse that is steadily moving up the ladder among the truly important sires of the breed. DaVinci FM, who was bred by highly respected judge Cathy Murphy Wright (Full Moon Arabians), is one of those horses that just keeps getting more beautiful every year. At 10, he is the epitome of what Arabian breeders are looking for today—exquisite Arabian type, a return of the giant eyes that mark the breed, plus BOTH refinement and substance. AND, the icing on the cake is that as a sire, he consistently gives his offspring his own most sought after characteristics. So … when it was announced that Midwest Training Centre with Jim and Sally Bedeker of Gemini Arabians were hosting a gala party for the gorgeous DaVinci FM—and that the stallion would be there for the festivities—EVERYBODY came! And the crowd couldn’t have been more thrilled! On Saturday, June 27th, beneath the stately old cottonwood trees at the picturesque Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, a crowd of more than 200 gathered to see fabulous horses and to enjoy the company of friends. A good time was had by all with music and margaritas, a sumptuous barbeque and—best of all—a collection of awesome horses. Midwest and friends presented some of the most beautiful of DaVinci FM’s current foal crop. The gorgeous stallion,

himself, was presented to an appreciative crowd by his owners, Jim and Sally Bedeker and his breeder, Cathy Murphy Wright (along with her dad, Don Murphy, and her husband, Tom). Among the breeders who presented their own DaVinci FM foals were Dan and Tony Bergren, Cathy Murphy Wright, and Elka Johnson. Other interested breeders and trainers seen in the crowd included: Al Gruppen, Roxann Hart, Steve Heathcott, Maureen and Ed Horton, Keith Krichke, Raymond Mazzei and Manny Vierra … to name a few. Onlookers were especially dazzled when Cathy Murphy Wright and her daughter took turns riding DaVinci FM bareback—displaying one of his very finest qualities, his wonderful disposition. Warm emotions ran high as the Bedekers and the Murphy-Wright family showed their love for this fabulous stallion, and excitement was the order of the day as everyone present began to see what DaVinci FM really has to offer. It was proof positive that folks were paying attention when two foals and 22 breeding rights were sold. Would you call this an auspicious beginning? Well … not really … it is, instead, a recognition of something grand and glorious that began a while back and that is taking flight as it was destined to do. Stand by for more from this extraordinary individual with the genetics of a monarch, his loving and dedicated owners, his stellar manager, Mr. David Boggs, and the breeders (his own and others) who support him. DaVinci FM is—without a doubt—destined to lead the way on a long and memorable journey. ■

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DAVINCI FM

Maureen Horton of Thirteen Oaks Arabians, a long-time Arabian horse breeder.

From Cathy Murphy Wright, the breeder of DaVinci FM “DaVinci FM is a breeder’s dream, a top-class show horse, backed up with generations of national winners. He portrays the extreme physical characteristics that allow him to shine in any show ring. Even more important is his ability to reproduce that extreme type, elegance and athletic ability with a dominance that is rarely seen. I am thrilled with the foals that we have bred this year. It is the best year ever. The Bedekers and David Boggs have done an exemplary job in managing DaVinci and also allowing him access to many of the greatest mares in the industry today. I believe they are setting a new standard for the future.”

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“In making the selection of the perfect stallion for our beautiful Bey Shah daughter, we looked to DaVinci FM. I sat next to Cathy Murphy Wright and her father, Don Murphy, at the U.S. Nationals when DaVinci FM was named U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion. I saw him up close and personal while Cathy’s father filled me in on DaVinci FM’s entire pedigree, which is very impressive. We looked to DaVinci FM to give us, most particularly, his large expressive eyes, beautiful ears and classic head. Our broodmare Da Shahnia is a very correct mare with wonderful attitude and movement, and she presented us this year with a gorgeous chestnut colt by DaVinci FM with flaxen mane and tail who has champion written all over him. We immediately bred her back to DaVinci FM for 2010. As the breeding manager of Thirteen Oaks Arabians, I also must comment on a very important ingredient in the equation of a great stallion; he must produce great semen. DaVinci FM passed the test with flying colors. We look forward to the excitement of foaling out another DaVinci FM champion next year. We wish DaVinci FM much success.”


DAVINCI FM

Rory O’Neill of O’Neill Arabians, LLC, halter trainer and Arabian horse breeder. “DaVinci FM is truly a herd sire! The 2007 U.S. National Championship, a dominant center ring presentation, and a renewed emphasis on Arabian type has inspired numerous breeders, exhibitors and horseman to add him to their breeding programs. I can count on DaVinci FM to provide my foals with a tight coupling over the loin; longer legs; larger wide eyes; and his distinctive short contoured face with show ‘attitude’ to burn! He is upgrading each mare we have crossed on him. The results in the show ring and marketplace have exceeded our high expectations! Congratulations to the Bedekers and Team Midwest for believing in DaVinci FM.”

Raymond Mazzei, Internationally renowned breeder, showman and marketer. “A big elegant stallion, that has physical attributes that we need in the breed, without giving up type. What is more important, his babies prove the point.”

Roxann Hart, a world-renowned breeder and marketer of great Arabian horses, was the first person ever to purchase a breeding to DaVinci’s sire, Versace. Roxann was also the owner of the fine show horse and breeding stallion, Rohara Samurai, the maternal grandsire of DaVinci’s dam, Full Moon Astar. “I really like this horse. There’s a consistency factor in his offspring that’s essential for a breeding stallion. He’s throwing a lot of head type—as he should given his pedigree. With Versace on the top and a lot of beauty on the bottom (like Rohara Samurai and GG Samir), you’re anchoring type. “Most of my market is international and for today’s international buyer, you must have pretty heads. DaVinci FM is a cornerstone of type—you can rely on his genotype for this all-important quality. “At Region 14, Rohara clients purchased two beautiful DaVinci FM foals—a colt out of DD Crown Jewel and a filly out of a Marwan daughter.”

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From Don Murphy Sr. Don, Cathy Murphy Wright’s Dad, was the owner of Yahya Matuk (Heritage Elegant x OK Dabih), a 1980 Canadian National Top Ten Stallion and DaVinci’s maternal grandsire. “It is a great source of pride to see a stallion of DaVinci FM’s world-class quality evolving from our family breeding program. DaVinci has his grandsire’s tremendous shoulder, hip and athletic ability with much more type and elegance. Just as important is his unbelievable sweetness and intelligence. He is so trainable and easy to work with, a breed character we have not put enough value in.”

Keith Krichke, who presented DaVinci to his first National honor. “I had the opportunity to work with DaVinci FM in the beginning of his career when he was Reserve National Champion Yearling Colt. He is a great horse. Whether he is standing up or not, he is a beautiful individual.”

Dan Bergren, a lifelong horseman, very highly respected as a fine breeder, trainer and marketer, Dan has been involved with some of the greatest and most important horses in modern breed history. “I grew up in Michigan in the 1980s with some of the breed’s greatest stallions, horses like Shaikh Al Badi, Ruminaja Ali, Ali Jamaal, Barnaby, MS Santana, Heritage Elegant and El Raffon. DaVinci FM is a throwback to those incredible stallions—both as a show horse and as a sire.” DaVinci’s overall beauty is stunning and he is a wonderful horse to be around every day. For me, his willing attitude and his tractable disposition are among his most important qualities. He’s one of those very rare individuals that can put on a show when that’s needed, and that is always easy to deal with. AND, his babies have this same characteristic temperament. DaVinci is already proving himself as a sire of extreme type and balance, strong, tight coupling and shapely necks. I know he’s going to be an especially good cross on Polish-related mares . . . particularly those of *Bask and *Salon breeding. He’s an important stallion with an exciting future.”

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc.

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DST ARABIANS David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell P.O. Box 12689, Olympia, WA 98508-2689 360-866-8138 • dstarabians@msn.com DSTArabians.com MIDWEST STATION I, INC. Bob & Janene Boggs 11321 East French Lake Rd, Osseo, MN 55369 763.420.7252 • JnRBoggs@aol.com BobBoggs.com


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His promise is real... 1. Sttardom ~ 2008 Chestnut Colt~ Justify x Afire Star 2. 2009 Bay Filly ~ Justify x JJ Astounding Echo 3. Apalo ~ 2008 Chestnut Colt ~ Justify x Gloria Apal 6.

4. Natsir ~ 2008 Grey Colt ~ Justify x SA Misha Apal 5. 2009 Chestnut Filly ~ Justify x Afire Storrm 6. Juliah B - 2009 Bay Filly ~ Justify x Bint Bey Shah

...so are the results!


MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION STALLION SIRE OF NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS

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“As a breeding stallion, First Cyte+ has consistently proven his worth year after year, maintaining a champion percentage of 40% or higher of his get old enough to show—an excellent percentage as most nationally promoted stallions are in the 20-25% range. A remarkable 72% of his champion get have won on the Regional and National level.” ~ Arlene Magid, Pedigree Research 7-15-09

Greymoor Farm is 65 acres of lush greenery and wildlife that is home to National Champions and their foals. It’s just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities International Airport. Visit us or log on to:

www.first-cyte.com

DONNA HENTGES IS PROUD TO HAVE BEEN NAMED A TOP BREEDER AT THE 2009 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP. 2 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


A SALUTE TO THE GREAT PRODUCING DAUGHTERS OF FIRST CYTE+

DRAMA QYEEN (First Cyte x Klassic) & her 2009 filly, EUPHORYIA, by Its Sshow Time Both owned by Donna Hentges, Greymoor Farm

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GOOD LUCK AT FALL FEST!

HARLEQYIN (First Cyte x Klassic) & her 2009 filly, FASHIONYSTA, by *Jullyen El Jamaal Both owned by Donna Hentges, Greymoor Farm

SONETEENA DH (First Cyte x Rohara Diva) & her 2007 filly, MARAJJA NWA, by Marajj Both owned by Ole’ Larson, Northwest Arabian, DK

LOVE AT FIRSTCYTE AC (pictured) First Cyte x TF Chynas Jewel Owned by Andy & Christine Steffens FLAWLESSLY First Cyte x Catwalk DGL Owned by Larry & Jody Hoffman

GREYMOOR FARM Donna M. Hentges, Owner Lindsey Cornelius, Farm Manager 5779 230th Street East Elko, MN 55020 952-461-3311 e-mail: greymoor@visi.com


(Marwan Al Shaqab x Aristokayte) Minnesota Medallion Stallion • Iowa Gold Star Stallion • Colorado Breeders Cup Scottsdale Signature Stallion • AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion Owned by Lucky Seven Partners • Standing at Shada, Inc. • 22630 Sugar Bush Road • Elk River, MN 55330 Ph: 763-441-5849 • www.ShadaArabians.com 4 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Realizing The Dream

2009 Colt Maserati WR x Alora Gold

2010 Minnesota Fall Festival Auction Colt Contender bred and owned by Prairie View Farm Ann and Punch Benson

Breeding For The Day After Tomorrow AUGUST 20 09 | MN BREEDERS • 5


Sired by a living legend … out of a dam line of champion producing

AHW “Aristocrat” mares

Regal. Aristocratic.

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Shown by and Standing at Shada, Inc. · Elk River, MN · 763.441.5849 · www.ShadaArabians.com O w n e d a n d m a n a g e d b y L i s a K . E a s t · A r a b i a n s o f Q i r a n A l S a’d a i n , L L C B r e n t w o o d , T N · 2 1 5 . 6 2 0 . 7 9 7 7 · E - m a i l : i n f o @ M a r j e s t i c WA . c o m

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(Magnum Psyche x MA Unique, by Bey Shah) Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Multi-Regional Champion U.S. National Top Ten

Great Expectations ... Realized

Introducing the 2009 foals by PA Scimitar

x Kaz For Applause

x Sealed Witha Kiss

x Black Orchidd

x OA ShimmeringStar

x AC Nabintprincess

All foals are multi-program nominated Inquiries are welcome

Standing at Genesis Training Center, Isanti, MN For Breeding Information Contact: Tony Steiner 763-245-0236 • genesistrainingcenter@msn.com Owned by Ford Brook Arabians, Jerry & Heidi Bauer, Ramsey, MN

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A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE ... the Cedar Ridge Medallion Stallions.

National Champion (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire) AHA Breeders Sweepstakes • MN Medallion Stallion • Scottsdale Signature Stallion • AEPA Sire

The Ames Family Jordan, Minnesota 952-492-6590 Mike Brennan, breeding manager

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(Brass x Toi Jabaska) AHA Breeders Sweepstakes MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion AEPA Sire

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2009 ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP

Supreme

CHAMPION STALLION

Capturing Hearts

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Minnesota Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion • SCID Clear

THE ML MOSTLY PADRON SYNDICATE White Oak, North Carolina • 910-866-4000 Ted Carson, 910-876-7332 • tedcarson@intrstar.net

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WATCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MOSTLY PADRON GET AT THE MINNESOTA BREEDERS

FALL FESTIVAL WITH TED CARSON AT BUTLER FARMS TRAINING CENTER

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AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES ~ MINNESOTA MEDALLION STALLION ~ SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION

SIRE OF NATIONAL, REGIONAL, SCOTTSDALE AND WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS VARIAN ARABIANS FOR BREEDING & SALES INFORMATION SHEILA VARIAN ~ 805-489-5802 ARROYO GRANDE, CALIFORNIA WWW.VARIANARABIANS.COM

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*JULLYEN EL JAMAAL THE TOP SIRING SON OF

ALI JAMAAL IN NUMBER OF NATIONAL WINNERS SIRED. — Arlene Magid research.

U.S. & Canadian National Champion Ali Jamaal SHAIKH AL BADI RUMINAJA ALI BINT MAGIDAA ALI JAMAAL

OUT OF ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MARES IN THE WORLD

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JULLYE EL LUDJIN. Brazilian National Champion Jullye El Ludjin

EL MAGATO HERITAGE MEMORY HERITAGE LABELLE

ALI JAMAAL LUDJIN EL JAMAAL *LYDIRA EL SHAKLAN JULLYE EL LUDJIN BEY SHAH NV JUSTA DREAM MI FAVORITE TOI bred by Lenita Perroy

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Versatility As A Show Horse ~ Excellence As A Sire

2009 Scottsdale Champion Liberty 2009 Region 16 Champion Stallion 2009 Region 16 Champion Stallion AOTH 2008 Canadian National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Multi-Regional Champion in halter and performance

S AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Sire Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion N.S.H. Nominated Sire SCID Clear

Photographs Unaltered.

(Sirius Trouble x TF Psyches Angel, by Padrons Psyche)

Standing at: Ted Carson Training Center, Inc. at Butler Farms Arabians

440 Devin Drive, White Oak, NC 28399 ph: 910-866-4000 • fax: 910-866-4001 Ted Carson, cell: 910-876-7332 e-mail: tedcarson@intrstar.net 16 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Owned by: J.D.D.K. Arabians Jeana Karlovich Pewaukee, Wisconsin ph: 414-305-7911 e-mail: wiclasonln@aol.com


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Robert & Dixie North Ramona, California

N O RT H A R A B I A N S . C O M

GYPSY KING NA Ever After NA x Gypsy Echo 2009 chestnut colt

*Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA

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*Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF

MISTIC FAME NA *Sir Fames HBV x Mistic Dream, by Padrons Psyche World Cup Champion Jr. Mare of 2007

Contact breeding manager Mike McNally at 760.789.3208.

World Cup Top Five Supreme Jr. Mare

PETRA SF *Sir Fames HBV x Promises PSY, by Padrons Psyche AHBA Champion Futurity Yearling Filly ATH with Natalia Nieves vesty/visel

Our stallions are Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated MN Medallion Stallions Scottsdale Signature Stallions AHBA World Cup Futurity Stallions SCID Clear

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MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION English Pleasure, Park and Combination

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes MN Medallion Stallion AEPA Sire Windwalker Enterprises LLC ~ Standing at Battaglia Farms ~ Bob Battaglia & Russell Vento ~ Scottsdale, AZ ~ 480-585-9112

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Pyro Thyme SA

Baahir El Marwan

Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW, by Katz

*Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea, by *Besson Carol

National Champion Senior Stallion

2009 Scottsdale Unanimous Jr. Champion Colt Region 9 Unanimous Champion Yearling Colt

Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson Standing at Argent Farms MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SCID Clear

Andy Sellman, 715.425.9001 argentfarms.com

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Owned by The Baahir Group Standing at Argent Farms MN Medallion Stallion


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*Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele, by Padrons Psyche

Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V, by Ali Jamaal

Region 10 Champion Yearling Colt National Top Ten Yearling & Futurity Colt Las Vegas World Cup Top Five Senior Stallion

Sire of National Champions and today’s leading western horses.

Owned by Palmetto Arabians Frank & Sara Chisholm Timmonsville, SC 843.346.5874 • palmettoarabians.com MN Medallion Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Stallion SCID Clear

Owned by Palmetto Arabians Frank & Sara Chisholm Timmonsville, SC 843.346.5874 • palmettoarabians.com MN Medallion Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SCID Clear

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NOMINATED SIRE: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion National Show Horse Iowa Gold Star Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SCID Clear

Freedom d Ranch

LLC

JENNIFER PATTERSON Glenbrook, Nevada

For breeding information, contact:

MIKE NEAL & KATIE BECK Delavan, Wisconsin Tel: 262-728-1168 • Fax: 262-728-2678 E-mail: mikenealarabiancenter@hotmail.com www.MikeNealArabianCenter.com

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MultiNational Champions

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Jake Jamaal JCA & Brandon Bey JCA

We Salute Their 2009 Winners: Fellada JCA ~ Jake Jamaal JCA+ x Fallada Region 3 Champion Mare Guinness ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Jewella Region Two Reserve Champion Stallion Jacob JCA ~ Jake Jamaal JCA x *Star Van Ryad New Zealand National Reserve Champion Stallion

The Multi-National Champion stallions of Jade Creek Arabians have delivered on their promises. Their offspring are consistent winners of thousands of dollars in the Scottsdale Signature Program in BOTH halter and performance.

ABD Jake of Diamonds ~ Jake Jamaal JCA x Bey El Jamaal Region 11 Top Five Stallion Lyla Rose JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Fforever Rose, by Khemosabi CA Futurity Champion Yearling Filly Fanci Panc JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Amanda Jones CA Futurity Reserve Champion Yearling Filly Jessica CB ~ Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa Scottsdale Signature Stallion Top Ten Yearling Filly Brianon Bey JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Elia PASB by Eukaliptus CA Futurity Champion 2-Year-Old Filly HS Jakes Jewel ~ Jake Jamaal JCA x Kouray Region 2 Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Log on to see these winners and the breeding incentives we offer to winning breeders.

Brioni Bey JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Fforever Rose CA Futurity Champion 2-Year-Old Colt

jadecreek.com

Brando JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x *Fallada by Monogramm California Futurity Reserve Champion Colt

Manny Lawrence 3675 Baseline Ave. Santa Ynez, CA 93460 voice 805.693.1400 cell 805.325.1613 Troy White cell 816 405 8886

David B JCA ~ Brandon Bey JCA x Von Herte Only One Region 3 Champion Western Pleasure ATR Neiman JCA Jake Jamaal JCA x The Angylrejoice Region 7 Champion Sport Horse Gelding Jackson Jamaal SA ~ Jake Jamaal JCA x Overlook Asyssa Region 2 Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding & Top Five Gelding AOTH


Members Kenneth & Susan Buelt DARLEY FARMS Wausau, WI • 715-848-6199 Barbara Chur STRAWBERRY BANKS FARM East Aurora, NY • 716-652-9346 E-mail: bchur@hlhc.com www.strawberrybanksfarm.com

R.J. & G.L. Ames CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS Jordan, MN • 952-492-6590 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net www.cedar-ridge.com Rick & Tammy Anderson SUMMERFIELD FARM, INC. Belvidere, IL • 815-547-4852 E-mail: Summerfieldarabs@aol.com www.summerfieldfarminc.com H.R. Bill & Martha Bell BELL'S MERRI-HILL ARABIANS Delano, MN • 763-972-9941 E-mail: Merrihillarabs@aol.com www.merrihillarabs.com

Jack Collins & Beth Proctor WINDSONG RANCH Mankato, MN • 507-387-3869 E-mail: bertha.proctor@mnsu.edu

Terri Gellin & Carol Derus DEER HAVEN ARABIANS Clintonville, WI • 715-823-2165 E-mail: dharabians@frrontiernet.net www.deerhavenarabians.com Gene & LaVonne Gullickson NERIKE HILL ARABIANS Plum City, WI • 715-448-2286 Jim & Penny Gute WEST LAWN FARM Faribault, MN • 507-451-7663 E-mail: westlawnfarm@myclearwave.net www.westlawnfarm.com

Dave & Holly Connaker CONNAKER ARABIANS, LLC Brainerd, MN • 218-330-5759 E-mail: hollyconnaker@helpusell.com

Eleanor Hamilton ELEANOR'S ARABIAN FARM Rogers, MN • 763-767-1381 E-mail: h.hamilton@microcontrol.com www.eleanorsarabianfarm.com

Peter & Lori Conway CONWAY ARABIANS, INC. Chatfield, MN • 507-867-2981 E-mail: peter@conwayarabians.com www.conwayarabians.com

Jesse & Sheri Hausladen RIDGE HAVEN ARABIANS Montrose, MN • 763-675-3605 E-mail: jshaus@lakedalelink.net

Dave & Tammy Corning & Sienna Snell DST ARABIANS Olympia, WA • 360-866-8525 E-mail: DSTArabians@msn.com

Donna Hentges GREYMOOR FARM Elko, MN • 952-461-3311 E-mail: greymoor@visi.com www.first-cyte.com

Matt, Jim & Kathryn Bergren BERGREN FAMILY ARABIANS Muskegon, MI • 231-744-1744 www.egyptianarabians.com/bergren/

Jerry Effertz CIRCLE K ARABIANS Cedar, MN • 763-753-1802

Georgene Holasek ROCK ISLE ARABIANS Lester Prairie, MN • 320-395-9880 E-mail: RIArabians@aol.com

Greg & Mary Brown BROWNS FOLLY ARABIAN HORSES Minnetonka, MN • 952-593-0489 E-mail: BrownsFolly@aol.com www.BrownsFolly.com

Ken, Judy & Austin Figge WILLOW BROOK ARABIANS Buffalo, MN • 763-682-9388 E-mail: willowbrookarabians@hotmail.com www.willowbrookarabians.com

Larry & Shelley Jerome JERLAND FARM Barron, WI • 715-537-5413 E-mail: larry@jerland.com www.jerland.com

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Suzette & JoAnn Johnson ISLAND FARM Lake Crystal, MN • 507-726-2174 E-mail: June-Dec: suzettej@hickorytech.net Jan-May: sjohnson_54@msn.com Shirley Karman KARMANS ARABIANS Lonsdale, MN • 507-744-5222 E-mail: karmanarabians@juno.com Peter & Trish Kessler DON MANUEL FARMS Elkton, FL • 904-429-0555 E-mail: peter@surety-bonding.com Nancy Knutson MAJESTIC STAR ARABIANS Colfax, WI • 715-962-3721 E-mail: nancy@majesticstararabians.com www.majesticstararabians.com Manny Lawrence JADE CREEK ARABIANS Santa Ynez, CA • 805-693-1400 www.jadecreek.com LESLIE (LUCKY) & RAEGEN LURKEN Rochester, MN • 507-285-0707 E-mail: lurken@charterinternet.net Steve & Susanne Mackrell CRIMSON FARMS, LLC Buellton, CA E-mail: suzierae@aol.com Kim McKimmy ARCHETYPE ARABIANS St. Michael, MN • 763-497-6904 E-mail: kmckimmy@regentassociates.biz Tom Mensing OUTLAW EQUESTRIANS Afton, MN • 612-860-4888 E-mail: tommensing@gmail.com Walter R. Mishek MISHEKS ARABIANS Waseca, MN • 507-835-3204 E-mail: wrm@ahtimes.com

Deri & Karen Nordsving D & K ARABIANS Racine, MN • 507-378-2341 www.makhiavellika.com

John D. Simms Jr. CHAOS ARABIANS Lake Geneva, WI • 262-348-9256 E-mail: chaosarabians@aol.com

Sonya Olson DESERT LIGHT ARABIANS Osakis, MN • 320-859-4469

Jeff and Rich Sloan ARIA INTERNATIONAL Milford, WI • 403-475-3245 www.ariaarabians.com

Doug & Kate Peterson REGENT ARABIANS Rogers, MN • 763-428-4975 E-mail: regentarabs@aol.com www.regentarabians.com

Theresa Soltis EL TERAN ARABIANS Upsala, MN • 320-573-4953 E-mail: elteran@surfsota.com

Frank & Jody Puleo JADA ARABIANS Hugo, MN • 651-653-9369 E-mail: frankpuleojr@yahoo.com www.jadaarabians.com

Mark and Val Sylla WESTRIDGE FARMS River Falls, WI • 715-426-9640 E-mail: vals@westridgefarms.com www.westridgefarms.com

Kathy Rappley VALGLYNA ARABIANS New Richmond, WI • 715-246-5562 E-mail: klcricket@frontiernet.net

John Tanner & Rhonda Baptiste-Tanner SERR'RAA ARABIANS East Gull Lake, MN • 218-831-1112 E-mail: jaytee77@aol.com www.coloroffame.com

Victor & Lori Ricigliano RICIGLIANO FARMS Wolverton, MN • 218-557-8762 E-mail: info@riciglianofarms.com www.riciglianofarms.com

Debbie Treadwell ADVANTAGE ARABIANS Maple Lake, MN • 320-963-3677 E-mail: debbiet@lakedalelink.net www.advantagearabians.com

Jeana Karlovich J.D.D.K. ARABIANS Pewaukee, WI • 262-547-3000 E-mail: wiclasonln@aol.com

Perry & Diane Wagamon WAGAMON HORSE FARM Lino Lakes, MN • 651-464-7299 E-mail: pdwagamon@aol.com www.wagamonfarms.com

Fernando De Santibanes HARAS MAYED Buenos Aires, Argentina E-mail: info@harasmayed.com www.harasmayed.com

Katja Wiedrich WIEDRICH ARABIANS Hager City, WI • 715-792-2956 E-mail: katjawiedrich@yahoo.com

Ron & Judy Schmid PINE CREST ARABIANS Hayward, WI • 715-634-2626 E-mail: pcarab@aol.com

Dean & Terri Wikel PEGASUS ARABIANS Berlin Heights, OH • 419-588-3000 E-mail: sales@pegasusequestrian.com

For information, contact any Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. member or visit our

NEW website:

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Stallion Service Auction Sat., Oct. 3rd, 2009 festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

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2009 Fall Festival Class Schedule THURSDAY • OCTOBER 1, 2009 • 9:00 A.M. 18 28 16 22 27

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

HUNTER PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS WESTERN PLEASURE MAIDEN HORSE ATR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JACKPOT ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE JACKPOT AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE JR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS

*** HOSPITALITY AREA in barn, Coliseum and Cattle Barn throughout the show ***

THURSDAY • NOT BEFORE 12:00 P.M. 20 25 17 13 24 08

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HUNTER PLEASURE JR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS WESTERN PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS HUNTER PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS SADDLE SEAT MAIDEN HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SECTIONS LIBERTY JACKPOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

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3 & OVER GELDINGS JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL 2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL 3 & OVER MARES JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL 2-YEAR-OLD COLTS AND GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

FRIDAY • OCTOBER 2, 2009 • 9:00 A.M. 18 12 27 15

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HUNTER PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL SADDLE SEAT JR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE JR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL REINING JACKPOT ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

*** MAHB LUNCHEON, Noon in Coliseum, Sponsored by Cedar Ridge Arabians *** FRIDAY • NOT BEFORE 12:00 P.M. 20 14 26 17 11 29

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

HUNTER PLEASURE JR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL SADDLE SEAT JACKPOT AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 40 & OVER AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL SADDLE SEAT 18 & OVER AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE JACKPOT AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

*** PROGRESSIVE DINNER 4:00-5:30 P.M. in Cattle Barn ***

FRIDAY • NOT BEFORE 6:00 P.M. 04 MAHB YEARLING FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

*** Broodmare Elite Presentations *** 03 MAHB YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

SATURDAY • OCTOBER 3, 2009 • 10:00 A.M. 23 10 25 19 09 24

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HUNTER PLEASURE MAIDEN HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL SADDLE SEAT 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE 40 & OVER AATR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL GET OF SIRE JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

*** MAHB LUNCHEON in Cattle Barn during Auction classes, Sponsored by Greymoor Farm & First Cyte ***

SATURDAY • NOT BEFORE 1:00 P.M IN CATTLE BARN. 01 MAHB AUCTION YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL

*** Special Presentation *** 02 MAHB AUCTION YEARLING FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FINAL If sections do not warrant enough entries, they will run as finals.

*** SATURDAY • OCTOBER 3, 2009 • AUCTION FESTIVITIES *** 5:30 P.M. TO 6:30 PM. RECEPTION HOUR — 6:30 P.M. AWARD PRESENTATIONS: • Medallion Stallion Hall Of Fame Induction • High Point Sire • High Point Breeder • High Point Adult Amateur • High Point Junior Handler

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In Memoriam:

*El Ghazi (1983 – 2009) by Christy Egan On a warm, early summer Kentucky night at the end of May, the imported Arabian stallion *El Ghazi passed away in his sleep. Perhaps on that last earthly night he dreamed of his years as a colt at Janów Podlaski in Poland. Foaled at that venerable state stud in March 1983, *El Ghazi came from a long line of extraordinary Polish Arabian horses. He was the son of Aloes (Celebes x Algoa, by Czort), out of Elektra (Bandos x Ellora, by Witraz). Because he was line-bred to Witraz, the sire of *Bask, and to that stallion’s sire, Ofir, Lasma Arabians considered him to be an ideal candidate for crossing on the many *Bask daughters and granddaughters in America, and subsequently imported him into the United States as a 5-year-old. *El Ghazi has four crosses to Witraz in his pedigree, one via *Bask’s excellent full-sister Bandola, through that mare’s outstanding son *Bandos. In the U.S. *El Ghazi was specifically shown as an open English pleasure horse from 1989 through 1995, accumulating numerous championships in class A and regional competition. In 1989 he was named the U.S. National Reserve Champion in English Pleasure. His competition in that class included Infra Red and RL Rah Fire, and he was beaten only by four-time national champion Hucklebey Berry. *El Ghazi’s first foals arrived in 1990. Through June 2009, he was the sire of 480 registered offspring in the United States. Of these, 334 are purebred and 146 are Half-Arabian. The vast majority of his foals have been bay, although 13 percent are registered grey and two have been registered chestnut. By the early 1990s, the first *El Ghazi offspring began to appear in the rosters of national winners. The earliest were Eleghanz (x Unique Hope, by High Hopes), 1993 U.S. National Top Ten Stallion AAOTH, and the Half-Arabian mare Scarlette OHara (x JJ Brandy, by Montezuma), 1993 U.S. National Top Ten in HalfArabian English Pleasure Junior Horse. Today, *El

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Ghazi is the sire of 36 purebred national winners, among them nine national champions. Together they have accumulated 178 national awards. He is the sire of 105 purebred Arabian champions and/or reserves in halter and performance competition, and 32 percent of his purebred foals have been champions or reserves. Thus far his top purebred show horse offspring include Morning El Ghaza (x Morning Dance QCA, by *Aladdinn), the 1995 U.S. National Champion Mare AAOTH and 1997 U.S. National Champion Country Pleasure Driving Horse AAOTD, as well as U.S. National Reserve Champion in open driving. From his second foal crop, Morning El Ghaza was a superstar in halter and performance, with 20 national wins in English divisions, driving and halter to her credit. More currently, Mr GS Ringmaster (x Amber Ring, by *Aladdinn) has 18 national wins to his credit, including the 2007 Canadian National Champion English Show Hack AAOTR title. He has been a national reserve champion in that division three times—once in Canada, once in the U.S. and once at Youth Nationals. In spite of hopes to the contrary, only two of *El Ghazi’s national winners were out of *Bask daughters, yet about half were out of mares sired by *Bask sons. *El Ghazi’s record as a sire of national-winning purebreds has been excellent and covers a broad gamut of competition. Of the 36 national purebred winners noted, 24 were specifically amateur or junior-to-ride horses, or had gone on from successful open careers to become successful ATR/ JTR mounts. *El Ghazi get are noted national winners in western pleasure, country English pleasure, English pleasure, park, pleasure driving, country pleasure driving, competitive trail, native costume, ladies side saddle, show hack, hunter pleasure and halter, with the vast majority winning in the English division. A remarkable 43 percent (204) of his total offspring have been shown to championships, reserve championships or regional top five wins.


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Though *El Ghazi would have been an impressive sire of champions based on his purebred get alone, it is his Half-Arabian offspring that have proven to be most extraordinary as show horses and national winners. He is the sire of 43 Half-Arabian national winners, including 17 national champions. Among them they have won 287 national awards. *El Ghazi is the sire of 99 Half-Arabian champions and/or reserves in halter and performance competition. A stunning 68 percent of his Half-Arabian get have been champions or reserves—an amazing percentage. Even legendary Arabian sires with completely restricted broodmare bands cannot boast percentages that high. His best Half-Arabian offspring include GTF Beetlejuice (x Milfair Cochinas Fantasy), eight-time National Champion in Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR; Thank Ghaz (x I Hear Voices), multi-National and National Reserve Champion in Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving; Bright Ghaza (x Bright Fire), 10-time U.S. and Canadian National Champion and Reserve in open and amateur Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving and English Pleasure; and Papa Rhazi (x Mama Jazz), multi-national titlist in Pleasure Driving and English Pleasure AOTR, JOTR and open. Two of the biggest Half-Arabian national winners have been the superb English Pleasure open and amateur champion, Emperor Hadrian (x Northern Empress) with national championships in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure Futurity and English Pleasure open, and Ladighazi (x Junior Bridesmaid), 2004 Canadian and 2005 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Show Hack AAOTR. In the summer of 1996, *El Ghazi became a breeding sire for Val and Dolores Della Pello of Val-Delor LLC. “I always liked *El Ghazi,” Val says. “I first saw him at Bill Zekan’s place. I have been involved with horses most of my life. I was always attracted to Arabian horses because of their great beauty, and eventually bought several national champions. I personally rode a western pleasure horse to a top ten. We went through some rocky times in the Arabian horse industry. Eventually the breeding business got better and we started doing well breeding *El Ghazi. He was with Gene LaCroix in Montana initially, and then we sent him to Kristen Gallagher, first in Ohio, and then in Versailles, Ky. She did a great job with him, and that’s where he’s been for most of the past 10 years.” In addition to being named leading sire of Half-Arabian champions on numerous occasions, both at major

*El Ghazi with Val and Dolores Della Pello of Val-Delor LLC.

national shows and in annual statistical summaries, *El Ghazi has been an outstanding cross for all manner of Arabian and American Saddlebred bloodlines. He has been exemplary crossed with Polish bloodlines, and is the grandsire of famous show horses via his best daughters, such as RY Fire Ghazi, dam of U.S. National Champion Park Horse IXL Noble Express. In a time of inbreeding and a rapidly shrinking gene pool, *El Ghazi was an outstanding sire for those seeking English-type Arabian bloodlines, and an important source of *Bask, Witraz and Ofir breeding. A total for all of *El Ghazi’s offspring yields the following statistics: He is the sire of 79 national winners (including 26 national champions) that have accumulated 465 national awards. Though the dynamic bay stallion is gone, the story is far from over. *El Ghazi horses are well known for their long careers and lives. Many are currently on the show circuit, accumulating national and regional awards with consistency and tenacity. There is little doubt that his numbers of national winners, championships and high percentages will continue to grow, improve and impress us all over the next decade. As a sire in this country, *El Ghazi was remarkably successful and he will be sorely missed. ■

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Leaders Of The Times August Calendar Feature:

DS Major Afire by Colleen Scott On Sunday, July 5, at the 2009 Arabian and Half-Arabian Region 11 Championship Show, Mike Neal got a workout running to the winner’s circle. His name was called no less than four times that morning, as he swept the in-hand classes. Yet, there was another name that was consistently called out that day? It was the name of each and every one of the champions’ sire—DS Major Afire.

has produced are really incredible. We’re getting five of them ready for National Show Horse Finals right now.”

Besides stealing a morning of the show at Region 11, DS Major Afire offspring are doing equally well on other stages, with one of the most notable success stories being Major Love Affair, the 2008 U.S. National Champion DS Major Afire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia) Arabian Senior Mare Breeding 6 & Over. Led to the victory by Keith Krichke, the mare is owned by Don Camacho Jr., who was at the Let us review the get of this stallion that claimed titles lead when she captured the Reserve Championship title at what seemed to be the DS Major Afire show that at the 2006 U.S. Nationals in the Arabian Mare Breeding morning in Springfield, Ill.: AAOTH class out of a field of 31. “DS Major Afire is • Champion HA/AA Yearling Colts/Geldings a really nice-moving horse,” says Camacho. “I think his Major Grand Slam babies, including Major Love Affair, have picked that • Champion HA/AA Yearling Filly Fashion up from him. They’ve also picked up his attitude,” he Major CFS says. Camacho has owned the mare for eight years and • Champion HA/AA Mare Breeding Saddle/ describes her as always willing to do her job, giving 120 Pleasure Type WV Shes Amajor Babe percent. Besides having a great work ethic, she has proven • Champion HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/ her ability to produce very marketable foals, with one of Hunter Type: Major League EN her colts selling for a near record-breaking price at the Scottsdale Show this year. As if that weren’t enough, Debbie Shelton led HJ Shes Amajor Dame, another of DS Major Afire’s offspring, to In 2008, DS Major Afire was high on the 2008 U.S. the Reserve Champion title in the HA/AA Yearling Filly National Leading Sires’ charts in both Leading Halter class. One could say the stallion’s progeny stole center Sires of Purebred Winners by points and by number stage that particular day. of winning get. He also made both those charts at the 2008 Scottsdale Show. Considering many of the other “He adds a lot to a horse,” says Neal, who has managed sires on these charts have considerable more progeny the stallion for the last 10 years. “He is very charismatic, than DS Major Afire’s number of 224, this is an has a nice short back and a high neck set. He has crossed amazing accomplishment. really well on a variety of horses. The Half-Arabians he 166 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


DS MAJOR AFIRE

While many of DS Major Afire’s offspring have been victorious in the halter arena, there are a number making a name for their sire in the performance ring—just as current owner Jennifer Patterson has always hoped for her breeding program. A breeder since 1995, when a trip to buy one horse found her hauling home three, she strives to produce horses that are not only beautiful, but also athletic. “I want them to be able to fulfill their destiny as horses. They have to be able to perform, and not just in the halter ring.” WV Major Major is just one example of what Patterson is breeding. A national and regional title holder in HA/AA Gelding In-Hand Stock/Hunter Type, he is now making his way up the ranks in the hunter pleasure division with regional awards as both an open and junior horse. Major League EN has also proven himself in both arenas on a national and regional level. That DS Major Afire’s offspring are able to succeed in both arenas doesn’t come as a surprise to either Neal or Patterson. First, there is his pedigree. By the infamous performance sire Afire Bey V and out of the mare SS Magnolia (dam of National Champion Echo Magnifficoo), DS Major Afire has all the pedigree requirements to produce multi-tasking progeny. The stallion proved his own mettle on numerous occasions, as a U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt, Scottsdale Reserve Champion and Regional Top Five Stallion. Patterson, who has only owned the stallion since November, 2007, was first smitten with DS Major Afire when she watched a videotape of him as a 2-yearold. “My breath was taken away by his movement. His natural ability as a 2-year-old, without any training, just sent shivers up my spine.” She finally saw the stallion in person at a Scottsdale Show, and was even more taken.

“His head had really matured, and he had become more beautiful,” she recalls. Interested in purchasing him, Patterson was beaten to the punch the first time around, but not when he came up for sale in the fall of 2007. “I was heartbroken the first time I missed out on buying him, but when he came up for sale again, my dream came true.” Having just two breeding seasons, she has bred him to several of her own mares, with the result being a yearling and three weanlings. “They are incredibly beautiful and athletic,” she says. Patterson is excited about watching them grow up and looking forward to their careers as potential breeding and performance prospects. One of the weanlings is out of a Dutch Warmblood mare, and Patterson is particularly excited about her prospects. “We knew when we made the decision to breed him to this mare it was going to be a major mistake or major brilliance. We got major brilliance!” Pedigree, movement, a solid history in the show ring himself … does DS Major Afire let it go to his head? Not at all, according to Patterson. “He is calm, quiet and actually a little on the goofy side,” she says. “One of his favorite things is to have his tongue massaged. Yet, once he hits the show ring, he looks at the audience, kind of saying to them, ‘Hey, look at me.’” Neal and Patterson plan to bring the stallion out for one last hurrah, either at U.S. Nationals or the Scottsdale Show. However, there won’t be any retirement to Patterson’s relaxing, green pastures in Carson City, Nev. “I always say I own him on paper, but he is really Mike’s horse,” she says. “He’s been with Mike since he was 2, and their lifelong love affair is very obvious. There is no way I would move him.” ■ AUGUST 20 09 | 167


The Arabian English Performance Association (AEPA) Performance Standard & Scoring System ...

Why They Are So Important To You by Ray LaCroix Remember Joel Kiesner’s dream about the fairy-tale class that handed out $100,000 to the best young English pleasure futurity entrants! It is one of those really vibrant dreams (you know the kind) that is richly filled with the sounds of music and laughter, the sensations of warm sun, a few margaritas, of course, and the sight of fine young horses athletically and gracefully performing before an educated crowd. On the surface, the above paragraph describing the dream sounds wonderful. On closer inspection, however, the dream is layered with presuppositions. Such as, how would the judges know, really, which horse was best? (That is a pile of money.) What is the criteria that defines “the great young English pleasure horse?” What criteria do we have that defines and rewards graceful athleticism in our present-day English pleasure classes? However, the real questions are: “Where are we going to come up with an educated crowd to watch? Who or what educated them?” Those questions have been begging to be asked for some time and have managed to be swept under the rug. The old saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” still rings true; however, $100,000 in prize money demands a fair system, and public support for the futurity concept demands integrity and education.

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The answers to those questions would change everything about the way we show and judge our English horses by creating a scoring system and a new format for showing. (This last sentence should be uttered with complete reverence, because it just might be a big part of the solution that stops the attrition plaguing our sport and leads our breed back to actual growth.) Clearly, in order to develop a scoring system there must be a standard. Thus, the first order of business is to create one. The Arabian English Performance Standard The ideal English performance horse competes under a saddleseat style and carries himself in an uphill manner with a high degree of collection and elevation throughout the walk, trot and canter. At the walk the horse should demonstrate his ability to achieve the four-beat gait while striding to the bridle with deliberate confidence and acceptance. His neck should be upright with the base well raised, flowing vertically upward into the softly folded poll. This neck carriage enables the horse to carry his head in a comfortable, yet near vertical position. He should be attentive in the bridle with his ears pricked forward


THE AEPA

The canter is a three-beat gait and should be delivered in the same uphill frame as the trot. The horse should canter with an elastic, supple delivery which shows engagement of the hindquarters, a rounded back, and loose shoulders with the forearm raising moderately high His transition to the trot should be one of deliberate before reaching and completing the round stride with a engagement of the hindquarters from a subtle cue from soft footfall. He should have a bright expressive look as he the rider. Rounding his back as he pushes off with moves flawlessly to the bridle with his hind leg, the horse should graceful, upright carriage through stride under himself while f luidly the neck and poll. Again, the lifting his shoulders and forearm, canter is a ground-covering gait; addressing the bridle with ease however, excessive speed (causing and poise. “The ideal English the appearance of a loss of rate, performance horse finesse, and self-carriage) should be The trot should be a f lawlessly competes under a penalized in the responsiveness and timed, cadenced, two-beat gait, delivery segments. exhibiting uphill body carriage with saddle-seat style and his hindquarters being lower than carries himself in an During the entire performance, his withers. His head and neck uphill manner with a high the goal of the horse and rider is to carriage should be high with his capture the essence of the English tall, graceful neck held vertically, degree of collection and pleasure division. The horse that and his poll well f lexed and soft. elevation throughout the performs with fluid power, ultimate He should look through the bridle walk, trot and canter.”. balance, and moves to the bridle excitedly with bright eyes, his ears with grace and poise, all with held perfectly forward and his tail subtle cues from the rider, portrays slightly elevated with excitement, the essence of this division. This creating a brilliant expression. horse, being in a state of total commitment to the rider, His motion should be powerful, yet loose jointed will exhibit the suppleness, mobility, and lightness in in front, with his forearm raised high at the knee, the bridle that is characterized by self-carriage. This as he gracefully completes his stride with beautiful, perfection of carriage enables him to either speed up round, rolling motion, exhibiting his full use of his or slow down at will, effortlessly lifting his shoulders shoulders. His hindquarters should be dropped through to maintain perfect balance and connection within his engagement, and his hind-leg motion should show good frame. The effect of this kind of balance creates a lofty f lexion of all joints as he pushes off with authority. At and “soft” footfall in both the trot and the canter that is the end of his stride, he should return the hind leg well never stiffened by being hurried, rushed, or miss-timed. underneath himself by deeply f lexing both the hock and stif le joints to produce a crisp return, with the rear After reading the standard, did it help you form a mental cannon well raised, as the horse reaches to purchase the image of the English pleasure horse? ground. The trot is a ground-covering gait; however, speed and motion created at the expense of balance, Next month, we will take an in-depth look at the scoring system and impacting the responsiveness and the desirable f luid and how it is related to the standard, as well as hold a discussion of how graceful delivery, should be penalized in the appropriate you can help the AEPA program improve. ■ scoring segments. in interest, his mouth quiet, and his neck and body remaining supple, while he continues to walk and listen for his next cue from the rider.

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Arabian Horses and Angus Cattle

SUE ZEE FMA

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VANILLA SKY FMA

(Vanilla Zip x FMA Victoria Bay) 2008 Half-Arabian Gelding 2009 Region 9 Reserve Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding

GOLDEN CHARMS

(Vanilla Zip x Copalina) 2004 Half-Arabian Mare 2009 Region 12 Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2009 Region 9 Top Three Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2009 Golden Stirrup Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2009 Cowtown Classic Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2009 Houston All Arabian Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

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Cuervos Valantina with rider Ty Ralston

Legacy Of Kings with owner Emma Sitzman

WC My Ohmy owned & shown by Jenna Dillin

Cuervos Valantina 2009 Youth National Top Ten H/A Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under 2009 Youth National Top Ten H/A Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under 2009 Region 9 Champion Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under 2009 Region 9 Top Five H/A Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 with Kendall Birchmier

WC My Ohmy 2009 Region 9 Top Five (3rd) Half-Arabian Mare AOTH 2009 Region 9 Top Four Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under 2009 Region 9 Top Three Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under

Legacy Of Kings 2009 Region 9 Champion Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under 2009 Region 9 Top Five Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under 2009 Region 9 Top Five Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under with Meagan Sitzman

WC Ciao Bella 2008 U.S. National Top Ten (Tied for Reserve) Junior Mare 2008 Canadian National Top Ten (3rd) Mare 2009 Region 9 Top Five Mare AOTH

WC All Reved Up++//

WC Ciao Bella owned by Holly Dillin

WC Ali Gazal 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Sweepstakes Colt

WC Girls Night Out 2009 Region 6 Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Filly

WC Sassy All Night 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Sweepstakes Filly 2009 Region 9 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Futurity Auction Filly

WC Groovy Girl 2009 Region 9 Top Five Half-Arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Filly

ZTango 2009 Region 9 Top Five Yearling Sweepstakes Colt

WC Rockin Robin 2008 U.S. National Champion Arabian Cutting Novice Horse 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Cutting Non-Pro 2009 Region 9 Champion Arabian Cutting Non-Pro 2009 Region 9 Top Four Arabian Cutting

2008 Youth National Champion Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Gelding 2008 Youth National Top Ten Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17

2009 Region 6 Champion Arabian Cutting Non-Pro

WC Ciao Psyche

CR Nadir Ramik

2009 Region 6 Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Colt

2009 Region 9 Top Five Half-Arabian Sweepstakes Colt/Gelding

2009 Region 6 Top Four Arabian Cutting

Owner: Holly Dillin (817) 994-0918 • Trainer: Cody Ralston (817) 771-8843 • www.westerncrossranch.com 20 • REGION 9 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm Trainers: Blake & Jason Krohn 17645 CR 4104 Lindale, TX 75771 (903) 882-5205 barn • (903) 882-1400 fax www.oakhavenarabians.com AUGUST 20 09 | REGION 9 • 21


Region 9 A Horseman’s Paradise by Gina Czupka Region 9, encompassing Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas, is a horseman’s paradise, no matter which breed you love. For Arabian enthusiasts, the region is not just one that boasts an exceptional number of leading breeding and training farms—it’s also the epicenter of one of the most prestigious shows on the circuit. If you and your horse can stand up to the competition here, it means that you’ve got a shot at claiming national titles. This year’s event was no exception to that rule. What is remarkable is that, despite the economic hardships that are making an impact on so many shows, the Region 9 Championships saw numbers go slightly up. A strong team of judges—Cathy Vincent, Jody Strand and Duane Escher, along with Chuck Mangan in working western and Clay Johns in cutting—was a part of the appeal, according to Region 9 Director Pat Barton. “Everyone seemed to be very happy with the show,” Barton says. “Kristen Fischer was a new show manager for us, and she did an excellent job. It’s a fun show, we’re pretty laid back, and we’ve got some great trainers right here in Region 9.” The show provides some extra fun outside of competition, too. “Our youth group raises money by holding a “team sorting” event after the working cow classes,” Barton says. “The teams are “sold” off to the highest bidder; half the money goes to the youth activities and then half of it goes to the person who got the winning team. Almost always, people donate that money back.” It’s a popular activity because people can grab a bite to eat and spend some time getting a little comic relief—and they can help out the youth of Region 9. Region 9 is particularly committed to its youth, as the team sorting fundraiser shows. One of its strongest initiatives is the scholarship program that gives a significant amount of money for college to selected riders. This year, $24,400 was given to three young women: Annalise Himmel from Louisiana was awarded a $10,000 scholarship; Erin Springer from Arkansas received $7,200; and Caitlin Malik, also from Louisiana, received $7,200.

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Barton emphasizes that encouraging youth to participate in their junior years is the best way to get them to stick with the breed. “We feel like that is where it is. Our youth are our future,” she says. “I know all three of [our scholarship winners] will come back into the horses when they finish their education, or even while they’re doing their education.” One of the best-loved events of the year in Region 9 is its annual Horse Fest, held in January. It features a popular stallion service auction, from which money is raised for both the region’s scholarship program and its yearling futurity classes, which are held at the Region 9 Championships. Also featured are awards ceremonies honoring the high-point amateurs of the year and the region’s Horseman’s Awards. “We’re working on making that a big event this year,” Barton says. “In the past, we’ve had seminars and horse clinics. Hopefully, we’ll have those again this year, but we’re going to put more emphasis on the awards and the stallion service auction. We’re hoping it will be quite an event!” Barton says.

2009 Region 9 Championships June 9-13, 2009 • Fort Worth, Texas Results provided by Region  Show Committee. Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallions 2 & Over Championship - Champion: ARIA IMPRESARIO, Ex: Michael Byatt, O: Sloan Family Impresario Holding; Reserve: ABASKE, Ex: Steve Heathcott, O: Joanne Anderson; 3rd: NNL ULTIMATE BEY, Ex: Steve Wilson, O: Hoffman International Properties; 4th: THE COVENANT AE, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Jan Alexander; 5th: PRINCE OF THYME, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Laura Bradley. Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Sweepstakes Championship Champion: BA AHIR EL MARWAN, Ex: Michael Byatt, O: The Baahir Group; Reserve: BEIJING FHA, Ex: Franklin Holloman, O: Franklin Holloman; 3rd: SULTAN BVA, Ex: Silvio Moraes, O: Al Jassimya Farm; 4th: MACHIAVELLI MP, Ex: Steve Heathcott, O: Mindy Peters; 5th: ZTANGO, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Jane Earles; 6th: ANDREO, Ex: Michael Carpio, O: Michael Byatt; 7th: KINSMAN, Ex: Jose Rico, O: Kim Morgan; 8th: SOFINE PYRO PSYCHE, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Joanna Friebele; 9th: SF DIEGO, Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Sherman Miller; 10th: KMA CINCO DE MAGNUM, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Karma Arabians. Arabian Stallions 2 & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: THE COVENANT AE, Ex: Jan Alexander, O: Jan Alexander; Reserve: PRINCE OF THYME, Ex: Michelle Stephens, O: Laura Bradley; 3rd: TA ALANDRO, Ex: Richard Reed, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 4th: ROMULUS NA, Ex: Marty Terry, O: Marty Terry.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Mares Arabian Mares 2 & Over Championship - Champion: ABHA PALMA, Ex: Michael Byatt, O: Abdullah Bin Fahd Bin Abdullah Al-Saud; Reserve: ALIA VALENTINO, Ex: Shawn Crews, O: Keith Adams; 3rd: AMAZING GRACE WP, Ex: Greg Hazelwood, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 4th: MAEGAN HMF, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Charles Connor; 5th: KC TIRZAH EL JAMAAL, Ex: Robert Macom, O: David Krysler. Arabian Yearling Fillies Sweepstakes Championship Champion: MADEIRA EL MARWAN, Ex: Michael Byatt, O: Dolly or Harold Orr; Reserve: ANNJOLINA, Ex: Michael Carpio, O: Michael Byatt; 3rd: A NOBLE DESIGN, Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Jennifer Darrow; 4th: SUE ZEE FMA, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: John Moore; 5th: MH MARILYNN BELLE, Ex: Silvio Moraes, O: Hendricks Madrona Springs Ranch Ltd.; 6th: EUFORRIA, Ex: Lisa Skalski, O: Sue Jones; 7th: JUST ROSES, Ex: Wagner Moraes, O: Dr. Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajri; 8th: A SUMMER LOVE, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Jeanine Pray; 9th: VELVET JAMAAL, Ex: Jerry Buell, O: Jerry Buell.

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Champion ARIA IMPRESARIO (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Sloan Family Impresario Holding.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea), shown by Michael Byatt for owner The Baahir Group.

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over AOTH Champion THE COVENANT AE (Gatsby CC x Alli-Eloura), shown by owner Jan Alexander.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over Champion ABHA PALMA (Marwan Al Shaqab x ABHA Ghazali), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Abdullah Bin Fahd Bin Abdullah Al-Saud.

Arabian Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion MADEIR A EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maria El Besson), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Dolly and Harold Orr.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion MM LA BONITA (EF Kid Curry x HM Shatala), shown by Patricia Meier for owner M & M Arabian Enterprise.

Arabian Mares 2 & Over AOTH Championship Champion: MM LA BONITA, Ex: Patricia Meier, O: M & M Arabian Enterprise; Reserve: TS MYSTICAL MARWAN, Ex: Stacy McCrary, O: Tres Soles Arabians LLC; 3rd: WC CIAO BELLA, Ex: Holly Woods Dillin, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 4th: MILANNIA, Ex: Cynda Bouse, O: Dr. Janice Wieland; 5th: KC TIRZAH EL JAMAAL, Ex: David Krysler, O: David Krysler. Geldings Arabian Geldings Championship - Champion: SW HOLLYWOOD BEY, Ex: Randy Meyer, O: Stella Suttle; Reserve: SSANTANA, Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Sherman Miller; 3rd: WS STARS ESCAPADE; Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Herbert Meites; 4th: HARVARD OH, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 5th: ABSOLUT MAGNUM, Ex: Steve Wilson, O: Hoffman International Properties, Inc. Arabian Geldings AAOTH 2 & Over Championship - Champion: DANTE FF, Ex: Robert Nash, O: Robert Nash; Reserve: SSANTANA, Ex: Sherman Miller, O: Sherman Miller; 3rd: WS STARS ESCAPADE, Ex: Herbert Meites, O: Herbert Meites; 4th: MAGNUM SUPREME, Ex: Carl Carruthers, O: Carl Carruthers; 5th: HARVARD OH, Ex: Jayne Krohn, O: Blake Krohn. Arabian Geldings JOTH Championship - Champion: HARVARD OH, Ex: Matthew Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; Reserve: DSB INHERITANCE, Ex: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 3rd: SHOW NUFF, Ex: Cynthia Cook, O: Cynthia Cook; 4th: BERRY LAST ONE, Ex: Alyssa Shallenberger, O: Alyssa Shallenberger; 5th: NINJA KYSS, Ex: Parker Larue, O: Parker Larue. Stallion Service Futurity Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Colts & Geldings - Champion: TAMAR DAUNTLESS, Ex: Troy White, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve: TAMAR VIVALDI, Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Tamara Hanby; 3rd: KMA CINCO DE MAGNUM, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Karma Arabians. Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Fillies Champion: TAMAR EVANGALINA, Ex: Troy White, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve: TAMAR ENCHANTED MOMENT, Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Tamara Hanby. Stallion Service Futurity - HA/AA Yearling Colts, Geldings & Fillies - Champion: TAMAR BOLD VISION, Ex: Troy White, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve:

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS CR NADIR RAMIK, Ex: Cody Ralston, O: Sherryl Corder; 3rd: CA CRYSTAL SKY, Ex: Kim Klossner, O: Kim Klossner; 4th: WC GROOV Y GIRL, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Holly Woods Dillin.

Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Sherman Jr. Family Trust; Reserve: EXOUSIA, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; 3rd: EL GHADANSK, Ex: Silvio Domingues, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 4th: WVF FLASH AFIRE, Ex: Bradley Pettitt, O: Donna Hughes; 5th: HARD ROQ , Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Madison Frizzell.

Arabian Gelding Champion SW HOLLYWOOD BEY (Bey Shah x PC Jabasks Sunset), shown by Randy Meyer for owner Stella Suttle.

Arabian Gelding AAOTH 2 & Over Champion DANTE FF (Legacy of Fame x Bay Oaks Psyignet), shown by owner Robert Nash.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: NOBLE RENAISSANCE, Ex: Andy Dearing, O: Beth Dearing; Reserve: X-CALIBURR, Ex: Joel Gangi, O: Hall-Barnett Arabians; 3rd: O H NATIONAL TREASURE, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 4th: ONLY IN VEGHAZ, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Julie Turner. Arabian Country English Pleasure A AOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: FSF LOADED GUN, Ex: Arthur Bartlett, O: Arthur Bartlett; Reserve: HELIOS VA, Ex: Debbie Higgins, O: Debbie Higgins; 3rd: DEY NIGHT BIJOU, Ex: Jo Anne Bixby, O: Jo Anne Bixby; 4th: BR SHAH JUBEY, Ex: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 5th: GHAZIDANTE BEY, Ex: Beth Dearing, O: Beth Dearing. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO, Ex: Jill Sherman, O: Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian Gelding JOTH Champion HARVARD OH (TBO Bayboy Bask x TAF Nadine), shown by Matthew Krohn for owner Blake Krohn.

Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion TAMAR DAUNTLESS (Mais Shah x Tamar Nardina), shown by Troy White for owner Tamara Hanby.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: EL GHADANSK, Ex: Carrie Fritz, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: EXOUSIA, Ex: Meghan Veitenheimer, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; 3rd: VICTORY DANCE HA, Ex: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 4th: IXL AROUNDOFAPLOZ, Ex: Lea Dearing, O: Lea Dearing; 5th: ONLY IN VEGHAZ, Ex: Julie Turner, O: Julie Turner. Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Championship Champion: NOT VERY BAY, Ex: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek; Reserve: EA CHARM, Ex: Camille Eslick, O: Camille Eslick; 3rd: WVF FLASH AFIRE, Ex: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 4th: JUBILATION JF, Ex: Kate Casey, O: Kate Casey; 5th: X-CALIBURR, Ex: Chloe Barnett, O: Hall-Barnett Arabians. Arabian English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: ALADA ATTITUDE BF, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: X-CALIBURR, Ex: Chloe Barnett, O: Hall-Barnett Arabians; 3rd: NOT VERY BAY, Ex: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek; 4th: EA CHARM, Ex: Camille Eslick, O: Camille Eslick; 5th: TAMAR EMISSARY, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Filly Champion TAMAR EVANGALINA (Mais Shah x Tamar Katie Scarlet), shown by Troy White for owner Tamara Hanby.

Stallion Service Futurity HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding/Filly Champion TAMAR BOLD VISION (Tamar Visionary x Sophigaited Lady), shown by Troy White for owner Tamara Hanby.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship Champion: BONFIRE ROF, Ex: Vicki Humphrey, O: Lea Dearing; Reserve: BOLDER AFIRE, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Laura Metzger; 3rd: FSF LOADED GUN, Ex: Jessica Clinton, O: Arthur Bartlett; 4th: MD HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Kimberly Warren; 5th: GHAZIDANTE BEY, Ex: Andy Dearing, O: Beth Dearing. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TOI BASK O H, Ex: Blake Krohn, O: Live Oak Arabians; Reserve: NITROUS HA, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Barbara Cook; 3rd:


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS MICHAELANGELO DD, Ex: Chase Harvill, O: Casey Lane; 4th: RASCAL THYME SA, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 5th: JOLEEN WB, Ex: Joel Gangi, O: WB Arabians. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: CSP HENNESSY, Ex: Jennifer Quintus, O: Jennifer Quintus; Reserve: NITROUS HA, Ex: Barbara Cook, O: Barbara Cook; 3rd: POST MARK, Ex: Robyn Thieme-Skylar MD, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar MD; 4th: DD MY DANCE, Ex: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 5th: FLAMES OF FHIRE, Ex: Christine Hansen, O: Christine Hansen. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: MD HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Kimberly Warren, O: Kimberly Warren; Reserve: BONFIRE ROF, Ex: Lea Dearing, O: Lea Dearing; 3rd: OH RESPECT, Ex: Kiley Clark, O: Kiley Clark; 4th: JS ARIELLE AFIRE, Ex: Caron Horton-Brooke, O: Caron Horton-Brooke; 5th: MICHAELANGELO DD, Ex: Casey Lane, O: Casey Lane.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NOBLE RENAISSANCE (IXL Noble Express x Radiant Afire), ridden by Andy Dearing for owner Beth Dearing.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over and AATR Select Rider Champion FSF LOADED GUN (OKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), ridden by owner Arthur Bartlett.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), ridden by Jill Sherman for owner Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion EL GHADANSK (El Ghazi x O Lady Diva), ridden by Carrie Fritz for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Champion NOT VERY BAY (AA Apollo Bey x Hot Commodity), ridden by owner Caitlin Hruzek.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider - Champion: FSF LOADED GUN, Ex: Arthur Bartlett, O: Arthur Bartlett; Reserve: GREAT BEAUS AFIRE, Ex: June Chandler, O: June Chandler; 3rd: MICHAELANGELO DD, Ex: Casey Lane, O: Casey Lane; 4th: BCR MANDELEY, Ex: Stacey Robinson, O: Stacey Robinson; 5th: WISELY KEEPN TIME, Ex: Georgia Hodge, O: Georgia Hodge. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: CA PHLASH DANCE, Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; Reserve: BASKABI B S II, Ex: Patrick Kendrick, O: Trey Kendrick; 3rd: KRA RELIANCE, Ex: Tara Remphrey, O: Double R Ranch; 4th: PRINCE OF AMES, Ex: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter; 5th: ALEXANDRIA WB, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: RAVEN AFIRE, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: CASABLANCA AFIRE, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; 3rd: AMERISTAR NA, Ex: Cassidy Raymond, O: The Raymond Family; 4th: HOPE N JUSTICE, Ex: Rylee Greenwood, O: Rylee Greenwood; 5th: HUCKS GRACE MD, Ex: Mary Catherine Ellis, O: Mary Catherine Ellis. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: BASKABI B S II, Ex: Patrick Kendrick, O: Trey Kendrick; Reserve: FANTASIA WB, Ex: Daniel Bogan, O: WB Arabians; 3rd: CA PHLASH DANCE, Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 4th: DD MY DANCE, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 5th: FANTASY AFIRE, Ex: Andrew Andersen, O: Andrew Andersen. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: CASABLANCA AFIRE, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: HUCKS GRACE MD, Ex: Mary Catherine Ellis, O: Mary Catherine Ellis; 3rd: HUCKS CADET V, Ex: Kaitlin White, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; 4th: AMERISTAR NA, Ex: Cassidy Raymond, O: The Raymond Family; 5th: THEE JOKERS WILD, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Skye Williams. Park Arabian Park Horse Championship - Champion: VICTORY DANCE HA, Ex: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; Reserve: JAZZ BERRY, Ex: Vicki Humphrey,

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS O: Carol Curran; 3rd: TAMAR EMISSARY, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership. Arabian Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: VICTORY DANCE HA, Ex: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; Reserve: ALADA ATTITUDE BF, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 3rd: JUBILATION JF, Ex: Kate Casey, O: Kate Casey. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Championship Champion: LIMA EL SYDE, Ex: Rebecca Hurd, O: Rebecca Hurd; Reserve: DA MONICA, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR Champion ALADA ATTITUDE BF (Alada Baskin x Adagia), ridden by Abigail Meredith for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion BONFIRE ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Vicki Humphrey for owner Lea Dearing.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship Champion: ARKTIK CAHR, Ex: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Roe; Reserve: ROHARA TATTINGER, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Cindy Chase; 3rd: CHAIN LINK LK, Ex: Stacy Partin, O: Andrew Ellis; 4th: MOMENTO, Ex: Remy Grace Sass, O: Lori Sass; 5th: SUGARR PLUM, Ex: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly. Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship Champion: ARKTIK CAHR, Ex: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Roe; Reserve: DA MONICA, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 3rd: WR GRAY HAWK, Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 4th: LIMA EL SYDE, Ex: Rebecca Hurd, O: Rebecca Hurd; 5th: SUGARR PLUM, Ex: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly. Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Sherman Jr. Family Trust. Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD Championship Champion: INVICTUS JB, Ex: Dianna Stanger, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TOI BASK O H (Toskabi x Tosk Bey), ridden by Blake Krohn for owner Live Oak Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), ridden by owner Jennifer Quintus.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship Champion: DA TREMOR, Ex: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: VIRTUOSO S, Ex: Bradley Pettitt, O: Linda Kennedy-Jackson; 3rd: FLASH DANCE TR, Ex: Silvio Domingues, O: Patty Campbell; 4th: MW NOBLE AFIRE, Ex: Ross Tarkington, O: Melissa Walker. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: VIRTUOSO S, Ex: Megan Harp, O: Linda Kennedy-Jackson; Reserve: DA TREMOR, Ex: Susan Turner, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 3rd: MW NOBLE AFIRE, Ex: Rachel Ginter, O: Melissa Walker. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: ALERRO, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Jerry Newman; Reserve: LINK TO FAME, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Powers & Gilman Partnership; 3rd: VERY VERSACE, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: James Klein; 4th: DLC PERFECT EMBER, Ex: Stanley White III, O: Dennis Clark; 5th: VALLEJO MERITAGE, Ex: Fred Goslin, O: Diana Endris.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion MD HOLLYWOOD (Afire Bey V x Bint Bokara), ridden by owner Kimberly Warren.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion CA PHLASH DANCE (JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), ridden by owner Megan Monette.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JUST JOE, Ex: Stanley White III, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust; Reserve: MISTER AMERIKA WP, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 3rd: WR AMAZING TRADITION, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Paige Whittecar; 4th: DANTE FF, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Robert Nash; 5th: TAMAR DOUBLE DOWN, Ex: Andy Dearing, O: Rita Meditz. Arabian Western Pleasure A AOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: LINK TO FAME, Ex: Brent Gilman, O: Powers & Gilman Partnership; Reserve: ALERRO, Ex: Jerry Newman, O: Jerry


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Newman; 3rd: YOSEMITE SAM GNTC, Ex: Joy Buck, O: Joy Buck; 4th: THE ELIPSIS, Ex: Linda Fontana, O: Linda Fontana; 5th: PSYDEKICK, Ex: Jayme Harris, O: Jayme Harris. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: ARKTIK CAHR, Ex: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Roe; Reserve: LONE STAR FAME, Ex: Jennifer Quintus, O: Jennifer Quintus; 3rd: PREGO RL, Ex: Jim White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4th: WC LAREDO, Ex: Robert Cook, O: Winding Creek Arabians; 5th: MS GIORGIO, Ex: Martha Lynn Younger, O: Martha Lynn Younger. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: TAMAR BLACK LABEL, Ex: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; Reserve: VALLEJO MOON BEAM, Ex: Audrey Hart, O: Audrey Hart; 3rd: TAMAR SMIRNOFF, Ex: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 4th: MUSK BE AMAZING HA, Ex: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 5th: TAMAR ESPERANZA, Ex: Erin Douglass, O: Erin Douglass. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: PREGO RL, Ex: Jim White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; Reserve: Il CASTAGNA EA, Ex: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 3rd: SFA WILD HEART, Ex: Donna Ball, O: Donna Ball; 4th: TA RODANSK, Ex: Sherry Rosser Carroll, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 5th: PSYDEKICK, Ex: Jayme Harris, O: Jayme Harris.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion R AVEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x HL Raisa), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion BASK ABI B S II (Toskabi x BES Baskin Glory), ridden by Patrick Kendrick for owner Trey Kendrick.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion CASABLANCA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Caramel Candy), ridden by owner Danielle Gruber.

Arabian Park Horse Open and ATR Champion VICTORY DANCE HA (AA Apollo Bey x Mystic Lace), ridden by owner Jeremy Harper.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion LIMA EL SYDE (Lima Aramus x Szed Jacarilla), ridden by owner Rebecca Hurd.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western and ATR Champion ARKTIK CAHR (Sundance BF x Mistikaaa), ridden by Robin Porter for owner Maudi Roe.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TAMAR DRAMA QUEEN, Ex: Bethany Leissner, O: Candy Conway; Reserve: CR CHARO, Ex: Kimberly Shutts, O: Lone Star Arabians LLC; 3rd: ARGENT ESPRIT, Ex: Macie Long, O: Laurie Long; 4th: SUGARR PLUM, Ex: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly; 5th: CHAIN LINK LK, Ex: Erin Ellis, O: Andrew Ellis. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: LYTE BEY, Ex: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; Reserve: NOBLE SPLENDOR, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; 3rd: VALLEJO PERFCTMOON, Ex: Crizta Goslin, O: Crizta Goslin; 4th: WOA SOUTHERN GENTLMAN, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; 5th: ELISHEBABNTSAHEBA, Ex: Logan Crocker, O: Sandra Crocker. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TAMAR BLACK LABEL, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Troy Peterson; Reserve: TAMAR DRAMA QUEEN, Ex: Bethany Leissner, O: Candy Conway; 3rd: ARGENT ESPRIT, Ex: Macie Long, O: Laurie Long; 4th: CR CHARO, Ex: Kimberly Shutts, O: Lone Star Arabians LLC; 5th: SUGARR PLUM, Ex: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: WOA SOUTHERN GENTLMAN, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: LYTE BEY, Ex: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; 3rd: ARKTIK CAHR, Ex: Makenna Rooker, O: Maudi Roe; 4th: LEGACY OF KINGS, Ex: Megan Sitzman, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 5th: NOBLE SPLENDOR, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd. Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: RD ODESSA BEY, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: VERUCCI, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 3rd: ALLEGIENCE BF, Ex: Erika Hughes Burmeister, O: Kathryn Knebel; 4th: EA

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS SOLARIS, Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Barbara Ferguson; 5th: EF KID CURRY, Ex: Kathy Braden, O: Raymond Estock. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship Champion: COLDPLAY KID, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: Kim Corgey; Reserve: TAMAR EXPECTING ROSES, Ex: Jamie Fox, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; 3rd: TAMAR ALL THAT N MORE, Ex: Erin Douglass, O: Erin Douglass; 4th: SL RHYTHM N HARMONY, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Kathleen Broad; 5th: RALPHELLO FA, Ex: Rose Busten, O: Barbara McCalip.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), driven by Gordon Potts for owner Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD Champion INVICTUS JB (Allience x AA Govenors Miss), driven by Dianna Stanger for owner Wolf Point Ranch, LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: EA SOLARIS, Ex: Barbara Ferguson, O: Barbara Ferguson; Reserve: HALOFACHANCE, Ex: Patricia Ann O’Neal, O: Patricia Ann O’Neal; 3rd: CA NAPOSTAR, Ex: Shelley Sutter, O: Shelley Sutter; 4th: THE ELIPSIS, Ex: Linda Fontana, O: Linda Fontana; 5th: DELERIOUSS, Ex: Jacquelyn Bailey, O: Jacquelyn Bailey. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: SAN-ANTONIO SF, Ex: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; Reserve: SCHEFFLER, Ex: Candy Conway, O: Candy Conway; 3rd: VERUCCI, Ex: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4th: PRESCOTT, Ex: Rebecca Nash, O: Robert Nash; 5th: TAMAR KAHLUA, Ex: Margaret Long, O: Margaret Long. Arabian Hunter Pleasure A AOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: RD ODESSA BEY, Ex: Lindsay Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: SRWDOALITTLEDANCE, Ex: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 3rd: DA MONICA, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 4th: BAT MASTERSON H, Ex: Stephanie Cox, O: Stephanie Cox; 5th: LIMA EL SYDE, Ex: Rebecca Hurd, O: Rebecca Hurd.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion DA TREMOR (Allionce x Afection MSC), driven by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion VIRTUOSO S (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), driven by Megan Harp for owner Linda Kennedy-Jackson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: SAN-ANTONIO SF, Ex: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; Reserve: CR KIRISSA, Ex: Peggy McCall, O: C R Arabians; 3rd: CA NAPOSTAR, Ex: Shelley Sutter, O: Shelley Sutter; 4th: GAELIC C, Ex: Jerri Faber, O: Jerri Faber; 5th: CHAMANN, Ex: Erin Strong, O: Katie Springer. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: ALLEGIENCE BF, Ex: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; Reserve: RR GIORGIO, Ex: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; 3rd: GLORIOUS SIGHT, Ex: Kari Fontenault, O: Kari Fontenault; 4th: TAMAR SHES ALL THAT, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman; 5th: TAL LEXINGTON, Ex: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: JC VERITAS, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: LYTE BEY, Ex: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; 3rd: WR LARIETTA, Ex: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read; 4th: PSYGON, Ex: Megan Nater, O: Megan Nater; 5th: RT BEST WESTERN, Ex: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Jerry Newman.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JUST JOE (Versace x BEA Society Belle), ridden by Stanley White III for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: ALLEGIENCE BF, Ex: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; Reserve: RR GIORGIO, Ex: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; 3rd: GLORIOUS SIGHT, Ex: Kari Fontenault, O: Kari Fontenault; 4th: TAL LEXINGTON, Ex: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust; 5th: HR JULENE, Ex: Hannah Wimberly, O: Hannah Wimberly. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: JC VERITAS, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: PSYGON, Ex:


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Megan Nater, O: Megan Nater; 3rd: WR LARIETTA, Ex: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read; 4th: LYTE BEY, Ex: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; 5th: DSB INHERITANCE, Ex: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert. Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Championship - Champion: HELIOS VA, Ex: Sandy Bentley, O: Debbie Higgins; Reserve: POST MARK, Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar MD; 3rd: ESSKORT, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: Louise Stirling Sheridan; 4th: OH RESPECT, Ex: Kiley Clark, O: Kiley Clark; 5th: WISELY KEEPN TIME, Ex: Lisa Skalski, O: Georgia Hodge. Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: POST MARK, Ex: Robyn ThiemeSkylar MD, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar MD; Reserve: OH RESPECT, Ex: Kiley Clark, O: Kiley Clark; 3rd: FLAME ISON, Ex: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; 4th: ESSKORT, Ex: Louise Stirling Sheridan, O: Louise Stirling Sheridan; 5th: BR SHAH JUBEY, Ex: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion LINK TO FAME (Fame VF x Honeicomb), ridden by Brent Gilman for owner Powers & Gilman Partnership.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion ARKTIK CAHR (Sundance BF x Mistikaaa), ridden by Robin Porter for owner Maudi Roe.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion TAMAR BLACK LABEL (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion PREGO RL (Versace x Pasazz), ridden by Jim White for owner Timberidge Family LLP.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion TAMAR DR AMA QUEEN (Tamar Final Tribute x Tamar Carousel), ridden by Bethany Leissner for owner Candy Conway.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion TAMAR BLACK LABEL (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), ridden by Molly Batterman for owner Troy Peterson.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR Championship Champion: CASABLANCA AFIRE, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: LOVES TO DANCE, Ex: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange; 3rd: HOPE N JUSTICE, Ex: Rylee Greenwood, O: Rylee Greenwood; 4th: THEE JOKERS WILD, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Skye Williams; 5th: MR CHASK, Ex: Kristin Moore, O: Kristin Moore. Mounted Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship Champion: MD HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Kimberly Warren, O: Kimberly Warren; Reserve: HANNIBAL AHS, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Madeline Elise Colley; 3rd: FLAME ISON, Ex: Katie Springer, O: Kathie Williams; 4th: ESSKORT, Ex: Louise Stirling Sheridan, O: Louise Stirling Sheridan; 5th: BR SHAH JUBEY, Ex: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre. Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Championship - Champion: MD HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Kimberly Warren, O: Kimberly Warren; Reserve: FLAME ISON, Ex: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; 3rd: BR SHAH JUBEY, Ex: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 4th: ESSKORT, Ex: Louise Stirling Sheridan, O: Louise Stirling Sheridan; 5th: SWAGGER, Ex: Beth Dearing, O: Beth Dearing. Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR Championship - Champion: NOT VERY BAY, Ex: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek; Reserve: BERRY LAST ONE, Ex: Alyssa Shallenberger, O: Alyssa Shallenberger; 3rd: FLAME ISON, Ex: Hannah Wimberly, O: Kathie Williams; 4th: CA PHLASH DANCE, Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 5th: THEE JOKERS WILD, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Skye Williams. Reining Arabian Reining Horse Championship - Champion: PEPILIERO, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: AL-MARAH MATT DILLON, Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Linda Jacobs; 3rd: HM PHANDANGO, Ex: John O’Hara, O: Boyd Batterman; 4th: TAMAR VISION QUEST, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Brass Ring, Inc.; 5th: KALDAREYN, Ex: Lauren Urbanowicz, O: Wendy Lindsay Castle. Arabian Reining Junior Horse Championship Champion: TA GLACIER, Ex: Anthony Champion, O: Elizabeth Dagnall, DVM; Reserve: TA MAHOGANY,

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Ex: Anthony Champion, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3rd: AM CASCADING STAR, Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Linda Jacobs; 4th: TA HAWANNA, Ex: Anthony Champion, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 5th: TA GISELLE, Ex: Anthony Champion, O: Toskhara Arabians LP. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Championship Champion: TYOGA, Ex: George Wiley II, O: George Wiley II; Reserve: PREMIUM BUCKSHOT, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; 3rd: PEPILIERO, Ex: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; 4th: RAMBLIN MISTER V, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Brian Crandall; 5th: KRACKLIN ROSE V, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Brian Crandall.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion WOA SOUTHERN GENTLMAN (Thunderbay Barach x TF Felicity), ridden by owner Danielle Gruber.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion RD ODESSA BEY (Odyssey SC x RD Starletta Fame), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner North By Northwest LLC.

Arabian Reining Horse ATR Championship - Champion: PREMIUM BUCKSHOT, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; Reserve: HM PHANDANGO, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman; 3rd: KRACKLIN ROSE V, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Brian Crandall; 4th: ESSTRELLA V, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Brian Crandall; 5th: BASKCZAR, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman. Trail Arabian Western Trail Horse Championship Champion: RVR AUTHENTIKHEMO, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: IMMORTAL TREASURE, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; 3rd: KM ARISTOSON, Ex: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 4th: HA GARNYS FIRE, Ex: Debbie Webster, O: Betsy Barnes; 5th: DANTE IBN PHARAOH, Ex: Debbie Webster, O: Debbie Webster. Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR Championship Champion: RVR AUTHENTIKHEMO, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: TA RODANSK, Ex: Sherry Rosser Carroll, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3rd: HA GARNYS FIRE, Ex: Betsy Barnes, O: Betsy Barnes; 4th: KM ARISTOSON, Ex: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: CNA RHETTORIC, Ex: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion COLDPLAY KID (Sundance Kid V x Balakardika V), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Kim Corgey.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion EA SOLARIS (Solstice x NV Mee), ridden by owner Barbara Ferguson.

Working Cow Arabian Working Cow Horse Championship Champion: VALLEJO CYLEBRITY, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Katharyn Hart; Reserve: AJ SUNDANCE, Ex: Matthew Howell, O: Matthew Howell; 3rd: RAGE OF FIRE, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Fairway Farm LLC; 4th: DL CRIMSON BEAU, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Virgil Gremore; 5th: AMERIKAN EAGLE, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Howard. Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SD READY TO RUMBLE, Ex: Larry Westmoreland, O: Summer Rupley; Reserve: KHEMOS CHENEL SERA, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Karen Rinck; 3rd: KEMOS TROUBLE STA, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Barbara McCalip. Arabian Working Cow Horse AATR Championship Champion: RAGE OF FIRE, Ex: Julia Laing Morey, O: Fairway Farm LLC; Reserve: VALLEJO CYLEBRITY, Ex: Audrey Hart, O: Katharyn Hart; 3rd: KHEMOS TEMPEST, Ex: Traci Moseley, O: Traci Moseley; 4th: MARSHALL DILLON, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Margaret Lucas; 5th: RAMBLIN MISTER V, Ex: Brian Crandall, O: Brian Crandall.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR Select Rider Champion SAN-ANTONIO SF (Georgio AF x LC Psuzanna), ridden by owner Lynn Simpson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion RD ODESSA BEY (Odyssey SC x RD Starletta Fame), ridden by Lindsay Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.

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Arabian Working Cow Horse JTR Championship Champion: SUENO ARGENTEO HA, Ex: Mallory Linn, O: Mallory Linn; Reserve: ED THUNDER HEART, Ex: Sydney Dean, O: Elaine Dean.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Cutting Arabian Cutting Open Championship - Champion: VG TSATINE, Ex: John Garland, O: Vango Arabians; Reserve: CLASSIC CAL, Ex: Larry Westmoreland, O: Summer Rupley; 3rd: CIMMARRON SUNRISE, Ex: Travis Braden, O: Larry Nace; 4th: WC ROCKIN ROBIN, Ex: K. Dawn Coons-Parker, O: K. Dawn Coons-Parker. Arabian Cutting Non-Pro Championship - Champion: WC ROCKIN ROBIN, Ex: K. Dawn Coons-Parker, O: K. Dawn Coons-Parker; Reserve: SHAHCOLATE BEY MA, Ex: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer; 3rd: BINT RHISLETTA, Ex: James Dickerson, O: David Dickerson. Arabian Cutting $5,000 Limit Novice Horse Championship - Champion: VG TSATINE, Ex: John Garland, O: Vango Arabians; Reserve: AM POWER LEADER, Ex: Travis Braden, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3rd: CIMMARRON SUNRISE, Ex: Travis Braden, O: Larry Nace; 4th: DONS LIL SHAMROCK, Ex: Derek Glover, O: David Dickerson; 5th: KA KHEMANDER COLE, Ex: Travis Braden, O: Travis Braden.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), ridden by owner Kathryn Knebel.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion JC VERITAS (Versace x AH Shahrazade), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), ridden by Sandy Bentley for owner Debbie Higgins.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion POST MARK (Express Male x May Elation), ridden by owner Robyn Thieme-Skylar MD.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR Champion CASABLANCA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Caramel Candy), ridden by owner Danielle Gruber.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open and AATR Champion MD HOLLYWOOD (Afire Bey V x Bint Bokara), ridden by owner Kimberly Warren.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mares 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Championship - Champion: HOLLY WOULD LOA, Ex: Steve Heathcott, O: Live Oak Arabians; Reserve: CS NITE TIME LOVE, Ex: Steve Wilson, O: Hoffman International Properties, Inc. HA/AA Mares 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type Championship - Champion: HARLEM VALENTINE, Ex: R Stanton Morey, O: Fairway Farm LLC; Reserve: FINANCE CHARGE, Ex: Troy Whitership, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust; 3rd: AK LOVELY JOURNEEY, Ex: Steve Wilson, O: Hoffman International Properties, Inc.; 4th: JN GYPSY BEY, Ex: Jerry Buell, O: Jerry Buell; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Yearling Fillies Sweepstakes Championship Champion: RATED R, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Venture Farms, Inc.; Reserve: HJ SHES AMAJOR DAME, Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Shelley Brinkert Hjelm; 3rd: WC GROOV Y GIRL, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 4th: KLC MARISKA, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Karen Cowden; 5th: G COLOR OF SIENA, Ex: Mark Allen, O: Caroline Lackey; 6th: CH MAGNUMS JOY, Ex: Cheryl Balmer, O: Brenda Sheridan; 7th: PM DREAMS N COLOR, Ex: Robert Macom, O: Viki Powell. HA/AA Mares 2 & Over AOTH Championship Champion: FINANCE CHARGE, Ex: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust; Reserve: VALESKA TLA, Ex: Aaron Fuller, O: Aaron Fuller; 3rd: WC MY OHMY, Ex: Jenna Dillin, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 4th: AK LOVELY JOURNEEY, Ex: Marilyn Hoffman, O: Hoffman International Properties; 5th: JN GYPSY BEY, Ex: Jerry Buell, O: Jerry Buell. Geldings HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Championship - Champion: D C THE ROCKETMAN, Ex: Troy White, O: Jane Ann Godsey; Reserve: ALL CHAZZED UP, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: TYRANNY, Ex: Bradley Pettitt, O: Donna Hughes. HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Championship - Champion: W S WINCHESTER, Ex:

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Kim Morgan, O: Herbert Meites; Reserve: EF MAGIC IS MINE, Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Angela O’Neill; 3rd: AMBRES FANTASTIK, Ex: Randy Meyer, O: Randy Meyer; 4th: SK WATCH ME DANCE, Ex: Mark Allen, O: Amy Vinlove; 5th: FDF CELEBRATE, Ex: Robert Macom, O: Donna Copeland. HA/AA Yearling Colts/Geldings Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: CHICK MAGNET, Ex: Kim Morgan, O: Herbert Meites; Reserve: VANILLA SKY FMA, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: John Moore; 3rd: PREMIER KRU, Ex: Lisa Skalski, O: Lisa Skalski; 4th: OH FIRE PROOF, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 5th: CR NADIR RAMIK, Ex: Cody Ralston, O: Sherryl Corder; 6th: MASTER MINDED MIRACLE, Ex: Robert Macom, O: Sharyn Lee Davis.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR Champion NOT VERY BAY (AA Apollo Bey x Hot Commodity), ridden by owner Caitlin Hruzek.

Arabian Reining Horse Champion PEPILIERO (Pepi PASB x Liera), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.

HA/AA Geldings AOTH Championship - Champion: W S WINCHESTER, Ex: Herbert Meites, O: Herbert Meites; Reserve: AMBRES FANTASTIK, Ex: Jonathan Meyer, O: Randy Meyer; 3rd: D C THE ROCKETMAN, Ex: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey; 4th: EF MAGIC IS MINE, Ex: Angela O’Neill, O: Angela O’Neill; 5th: ALL CHAZZED UP, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Championship - Champion: HOT AS AFIRE, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: OA STAR STRUCK, Ex: Jessica Clinton, O: Hawk Haven Farms LLC; 3rd: STAR FIRE OH, Ex: Blake Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 4th: HALSTEADS WATCHME, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 5th: DONT BE KREWEL, Ex: Chase Harvill, O: Susan Small. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship Champion: JOHNNY FANTASTIC, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Mark Schmitz; Reserve: GLORIFY, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Julie Turner.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion TA GLACIER (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), ridden by Anthony Champion for owner Elizabeth Dagnall, DVM.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Champion TYOGA (Sirtep x Fandina), ridden by owner George Wiley II.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: STAR FIRE OH, Ex: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: MISS INDEPENDENCE TWC, Ex: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 3rd: HALSTEADS WATCHME, Ex: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4th: ATLANTA ROSE, Ex: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: JCP NORTHERN FIRE, Ex: Anna Raybourn, O: Susan Raybourn; Reserve: SOUL SISTER CH, Ex: Nanci Williams, O: Nanci Williams; 3rd: HOT AS AFIRE, Ex: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; 4th: CF REBEL, Ex: Paula Love, O: Paula Love; 5th: A NOBLE GESTURE, Ex: Lea Dearing, O: Vicki Humphrey. HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR Championship Champion: MI MINI ME, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: DA TRICOLOR, Ex: Casey Goslin, O: Gwen Nix; 3rd: SUMMER PRINCESS JA, Ex: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter.

Arabian Reining Horse ATR Champion PREMIUM BUCKSHOT (Scimaron x AQR Sonatina), ridden by Cori Vokoun for owner Buckshot Farms.

Arabian Western Trail Horse Open and ATR Champion RVR AUTHENTIKHEMO (Khemosabi x Authenticgorgious), ridden by owner Margaret Lucas.

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HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: SUMMER PRINCESS JA, Ex: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter; Reserve: MI MINI ME, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: DA TRICOLOR, Ex: Casey Goslin, O: Gwen Nix. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship Champion: WR COSABELLA, Ex: Gordon Potts, O:


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Marcia Pellicone; Reserve: BOND GIRL LOA, Ex: Vicki Humphrey, O: Live Oak Arabians; 3rd: VICTORY VISIONN, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Russell Vento Jr.; 4th: POP STAR, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Venture Farms, Inc.; 5th: SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA, Ex: Chase Harvill, O: Linda Fontana. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: KRA IM ON FIRE, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: POP ROCKS, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Venture Farms, Inc.; 3rd: REA HEYMISNGRIDBRGMAN, Ex: Bradley Pettitt, O: Donna Hughes; 4th: TAMAR MOJO RISING, Ex: Jamie Fox, O: Tamara Hanby. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA, Ex: Linda Fontana, O: Linda Fontana; Reserve: TONS OF MOTION, Ex: Shelley Wilson, O: Shelley Wilson; 3rd: APOCALYPSO, Ex: Marilyn Sprague, O: Marilyn Sprague; 4th: SF GLORY BOUND, Ex: Debbie Black, O: Debbie Black; 5th: WINNMUCH, Ex: Laura Hall, O: Laura Hall.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Champion VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), ridden by Bob Hart Jr. for owner Katharyn Hart.

Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse Champion SD READY TO RUMBLE (Raj SF x SD Arili), ridden by Larry Westmoreland for owner Summer Rupley.

Arabian Working Cow Horse AATR Champion R AGE OF FIRE (DW Bonfire x Ambiance V), ridden by Julia Laing Morey for owner Fairway Farm LLC.

Arabian Working Cow Horse JTR Champion SUENO ARGENTEO HA (Cimero x Tias Sorpresa), ridden by owner Mallory Linn.

Arabian Cutting Open and $5,000 Limit Novice Horse Champion VG TSATINE (Broadway Tstar x Lads Amelia), ridden by John Garland for owner Vango Arabians.

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion HOLLY WOULD LOA (Millennium LOA x Haunting Passion), shown by Steve Heathcott for owner Live Oak Arabians.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: POP STAR, Ex: Susan Johnson, O: Venture Farms, Inc.; Reserve: AFIRE PHANTOM BF, Ex: Amanda Purdin, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 3rd: SERGEANT PEPPER LOA, Ex: Quincy DeSpain, O: Robin DeSpain; 4th: WR COSABELLA, Ex: Michelle Deroche, O: Marcia Pellicone; 5th: IM SMOKIN, Ex: Meaghan Downs, O: Meaghan Downs. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: WINNMUCH, Ex: Laura Hall, O: Laura Hall; Reserve: CJ CLOSE ENCOUNTER, Ex: Erin Strong, O: Erin Strong; 3rd: REA HEYMISNGRIDBRGMAN, Ex: Cathy Meese, O: Donna Hughes; 4th: TL MAHOGANY RUN, Ex: Robin Ann Priestly, O: Robin Ann Priestly; 5th: CA TAKE MY HEART, Ex: Claire Reeves, O: Claire Reeves. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: GIGGOLO, Ex: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange; Reserve: KRA AFIRE SONG, Ex: Patrick Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 3rd: SA GOINTO AFIRE, Ex: Alex Holloway, O: Alex Holloway; 4th: PRINCESS GRACE KELLY, Ex: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 5th: TEMPTING FAIT, Ex: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: SA BOLD INTRIGUE, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: KRA AFIRE SONG, Ex: Emma Kate Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 3rd: BRIGHT GHAZA, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Nicole Clingingsmith; 4th: REA HEYMISNGRIDBRGMAN, Ex: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5th: JOHNNIE ANGEL, Ex: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TEMPTING FAIT, Ex: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; Reserve: BLACK TIE AFFAIRE, Ex: Kelsey Kuhn, O: Jeri Smith; 3rd: WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 4th: KRA AFIRE SONG, Ex: Patrick Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 5th: PRINCESS GRACE KELLY, Ex: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: BLAZE N BERRIES, Ex: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: KRA AFIRE SONG, Ex: Emma Kate Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 3rd: BRIGHT GHAZA, Ex: Nicole

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Clingingsmith, O: Nicole Clingingsmith; 4th: REA HEYMISNGRIDBRGMAN, Ex: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5th: JOHNNIE ANGEL, Ex: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley. Park HA/AA Park Horse Championship - Champion: SOUL SISTER CH, Ex: Chase Harvill, O: Nanci Williams; Reserve: SS BOY GENIUS, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: TOK ABOUT SOX, Ex: Jennifer Jones, O: Bedouin Legend Arabians.

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type Champion HARLEM VALENTINE (Harlem Globetrotter x RA Luana), shown by R. Stanton Morey for owner Fairway Farm LLC.

HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion R ATED R (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Venture Farms, Inc.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: FCF MIAMI VICE, Ex: Meg Weir, O: Meg Weir; Reserve: SS BOY GENIUS, Ex: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: SOUL SISTER CH, Ex: Nanci Williams, O: Nanci Williams; 4th: CA MINI MOUSE, Ex: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 5th: AN ALLEY CAT, Ex: Julia Laing Morey, O: Julia Laing Morey. Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship Champion: SI DREAMMAKER, Ex: Jennifer Jackson, O: Annette Rohde; Reserve: MMA CHETAN MIST, Ex: Emma Kate Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 3rd: WS WHISTLIN DIXIE, Ex: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Amelia Ann Gunter; 4th: TAMAR WINCHESTERS ACE, Ex: Stacy Partin, O: Andrew Ellis; 5th: DD DANCE ALOT, Ex: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM. HA/A A Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship Champion: MMA CHETAN MIST, Ex: Emma Kate Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; Reserve: DD DANCE ALOT, Ex: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3rd: WS WHISTLIN DIXIE, Ex: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Amelia Ann Gunter; 4th: ANNIE LENNOX, Ex: Megan Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5th: OA ALL REVED UP, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel. Driving

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion FINANCE CHARGE (Charge x Moonlite Mstrpece), shown by Logan Chisholm for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust.

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Saddle/ Pleasure Type Champion D C THE ROCKETMAN (A Dealers Choice x Tosk Rockette), shown by Troy White for owner Jane Ann Godsey.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: MI MINI ME, Ex: Blake Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: ATLANTA ROSE, Ex: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey. HA/AA Pleasure Driving ATD Championship Champion: MI MINI ME, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: HIGH-N-MIGHTY, Ex: Amanda Harvill, O: Harvill Arabians; 3rd: ATLANTA ROSE, Ex: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Championship Champion: IM SMOKIN, Ex: Silvio Domingues, O: Meaghan Downs; Reserve: KK DIRT DEVIL, Ex: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: EXECUTIVE DECISION MCF, Ex: Ross Tarkington, O: Melissa Walker; 4th: THE DEEV YNE MISS M, Ex: Randy Meyer, O: Georgia Vaughn. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: THE DEEV YNE MISS M, Ex: Sarah Roscoe, O: Georgia Vaughn. Western Pleasure

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Champion W S WINCHESTER (HF Mister Chips x Stage Fright), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Herbert Meites.

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion CHICK MAGNET (Baske Afire x Ring Girl), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Herbert Meites.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: ONE KNIGHT STAND, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Sally Conrad Beyer; Reserve: VALLEJO ZIPINMOON, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Trent Trahan; 3rd: CALL ME AWESOME, Ex: Stanley White III, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust; 4th: WS WHISTLIN DIXIE, Ex: Cody Ralston, O: Amelia Ann Gunter; 5th: AMAZING TIME, Ex: Kathleen Stevens, O: Susan Read.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: CEA IMA DIVA, Ex: Stanley White III, O: Carmelle Rooker; 3rd: GOLDEN CHARMS, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: John Moore; 4th: CA BOOMERANG, Ex: Ronnie Jones, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 5th: KF PSYCHEDELIC, Ex: Gleber Domingues, O: Brass Ring, Inc. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO, Ex: Robin Porter, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: SPIRYT, Ex: Erme Waddell, O: Erme Waddell; 3rd: VALLEJO ZIPINMOON, Ex: Trent Trahan, O: Trent Trahan; 4th: SI DREAMMAKER, Ex: Annette Rohde, O: Annette Rohde; 5th: CALL ME AWESOME, Ex: Dennis Clarkhip, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: CORITA, Ex: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: DESPERATE COWGIRL, Ex: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 3rd: LUCKY I BEEN SPOTTED, Ex: George Wiley II, O: George Wiley II; 4th: FRENCH CONEKTION, Ex: Barbara Stark, O: Claire Larsen; 5th: SATIN BOOTS, Ex: Kayla Johnston, O: Shanna Arends.

HA/AA Gelding AOTH Champion W S WINCHESTER (HF Mister Chips x Stage Fright), shown by owner Herbert Meites.

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JOHNNY FANTASTIC (Eqynox x Evening Interlude), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Mark Schmitz.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion STAR FIRE OH (Toskabi x Why Not Diamonds), ridden by Martha McCollough for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion JCP NORTHERN FIRE (Baske Afire x Northern Reflection), ridden by Anna Raybourn for owner Susan Raybourn.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR Champion MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), ridden by Lauren Grabski for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: ZA ALWAYS A LADY, Ex: Rose Peeble, O: Circle of Roses, Inc.; Reserve: FRENCH CONEKTION, Ex: Barbara Stark, O: Claire Larsen; 3rd: JOE BOXER, Ex: James Crawford, O: Jana Crawford; 4th: NAPTINA, Ex: Juliet Redding, O: Juliet Redding; 5th: CBA POLARIS, Ex: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: MMA CHETAN MIST, Ex: Patrick Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; Reserve: DD DANCE ALOT, Ex: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3rd: KRA EASTER SUNRISE, Ex: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 4th: TAMAR JOSEPHINE, Ex: Stacy Partin, O: Stacy Partin; 5th: LM MAGNUM PI, Ex: Kailee Surratt, O: Richard Gibson. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MMA CHETAN MIST, Ex: Emma Kate Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; Reserve: CF STREET OF DREAMS, Ex: Matthew Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 3rd: WC MY OHMY, Ex: Jenna Dillin, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 4th: MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 5th: TR MOCHA LENA, Ex: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: DD DANCE ALOT, Ex: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; Reserve: KRA EASTER SUNRISE, Ex: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 3rd: TAMAR MATA HARI, Ex: Sara Linck, O: Erin Leahy; 4th: CUERVOS VALANTINA, Ex: Kendall Birchmier, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 5th: TAMAR JOSEPHINE, Ex: Stacy Partin, O: Stacy Partin. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: TR MOCHA LENA, Ex: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; Reserve: CF STREET OF DREAMS, Ex: Matthew Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 3rd: CEA IMA DIVA, Ex: Makenna Rooker, O: Carmelle Rooker; 4th: WC MY OHMY, Ex: Jenna Dillin, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 5th: MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams. Hunter Pleasure HA/A A Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: KHARDINAL SIN, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: Karen Lee;

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Reserve: ROHARA EURA AMERICAN, Ex: Jayme Martino, O: Jayme Martino; 3rd: BL BEYBERRY INNOCENCE, Ex: Jennifer Jones, O: Gary Heberling; 4th: FREEBIE, Ex: Stephanie Sage, O: Boyd Batterman; 5th: KHISS ME IM IRISH, Ex: Caroline Ford, O: Laura Allison. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: STOP TH PRESSES, Ex: Stephanie Sage, O: Jeri Smith; 3rd: ABD TRIGGER HAPPY, Ex: Josh Quintus, O: Justine Belcher; 4th: JJ PLAIN BROWNWRAPPER, Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Barbara Ferguson; 5th: TAMAR SMACK DADDY, Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Dana Daniels.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Champion SUMMER PRINCESS JA (Alimah Justice x Come Summer), ridden by owner Rachel Ginter.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion WR COSABELLA (Hucks Cadet V x Baskabella), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Marcia Pellicone.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: STOP TH PRESSES, Ex: Jeri Smith, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: HARLEM BAY, Ex: Susan Morey, O: Susan Morey; 3rd: JJ PLAIN BROWNWRAPPER, Ex: Barbara Ferguson, O: Barbara Ferguson; 4th: TAMAR SMACK DADDY, Ex: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 5th: BG MISS KHANTUCKY, Ex: Debra Francell Mahoney, O: Debra Francell Mahoney. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: ROHARA EURA AMERICAN, Ex: Jayme Martino, O: Jayme Martino; Reserve: ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, Ex: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; 3rd: ABD TRIGGER HAPPY, Ex: Justine Belcher, O: Justine Belcher; 4th: FCF TUXEDO PARK, Ex: Meg Weir, O: Meg Weir; 5th: MR U-NEEK, Ex: Julie Velasco, O: Julie Velasco. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: TAMAR WINCHESTERS ACE, Ex: Kathleen Ellis, O: Andrew Ellis; Reserve: PASSIONATE KISSES LOA, Ex: Martha Lynn Younger, O: Martha Lynn Younger; 3rd: MR U-NEEK, Ex: Julie Velasco, O: Julie Velasco; 4th: STAKE YOUR CLAIM, Ex: Mary Jo Leahy, O: Erin Leahy; 5th: BG MISS KHANTUCKY, Ex: Debra Francell Mahoney, O: Debra Francell Mahoney.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KR A IM ON FIRE (KRA Afire Works x Dorian Vogue), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by owner Linda Fontana.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: STOP TH PRESSES, Ex: Kelsey Kuhn, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: NTC SALUTE, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3rd: FREEBIE, Ex: Kate Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman; 4th: JUMPIN JACKK FLASH, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 5th: FINANCE CHARGE, Ex: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: KOWETA TSAARINA, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: INTENACIOUS, Ex: Shannon Friske, O: Beth Friske; 3rd: CYTOSKS SKITTLES, Ex: Madelyne Patrick, O: Madelyne Patrick; 4th: COLOR ME CHESTNUT, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Kari Clingingsmith; 5th: CA STEPIN HIGH, Ex: Chloe Pedersen, O: Chloe Pedersen.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion POP STAR (Afire Bey V x Precisely Poppy), ridden by Susan Johnson for owner Venture Farms, Inc.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion WINNMUCH (Winnchester x A Happy Girl), ridden by owner Laura Hall.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: EA SPACE JAM, Ex: Jane Olson, O: Cylent Arabians LLC; Reserve: STOP TH PRESSES, Ex: Kelsey Kuhn, O: Jeri Smith; 3rd: NTC SALUTE, Ex: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 4th: TAMAR TALKIN SMACK, Ex: Macie Long, O: Sofia Branch; 5th: FREEBIE, Ex: Kate Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman. HA/A A Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: KOWETA TSA ARINA, Ex: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: INTENACIOUS, Ex: Shannon Friske, O: Beth Friske; 3rd: CELEBRATING IRIS, Ex: Lance


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Lewis, O: Robin Young Bray; 4th: CA FIFTY FIFTY, Ex: Elizabeth Knoble, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: CHOCOLATE MARTINI, Ex: Madison Frizzell, O: Lisa Knudson Halpain. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Championship Champion: BLACK TIE AFFAIRE, Ex: Wendy Potts, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: SUPREME FASCCINATION, Ex: Trace Moffatt, O: Denise Stamos; 3rd: AFLAIR TO REMEMBER, Ex: Jennifer Jones, O: Bedouin Legend Arabians; 4th: WR UNDERKHOVERGIRL, Ex: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; 5th: H BEYBERRY ADVENTURE, Ex: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange. HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Championship Champion: BLACK TIE AFFAIRE, Ex: Jeri Smith, O: Jeri Smith; Reserve: WR UNDERKHOVERGIRL, Ex: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; 3rd: H BEYBERRY ADVENTURE, Ex: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange; 4th: SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA, Ex: Linda Fontana, O: Linda Fontana; 5th: SF GLORY BOUND, Ex: Debbie Black, O: Debbie Black.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion GIGGOLO (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), ridden by owner Bailey Strange.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SA BOLD INTRIGUE (The Nobelest x Reedann’s Coral World), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion TEMPTING FAIT (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), ridden by owner Taylor Kraft.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion BLAZE N BERRIES (Bey Berry Dancer x Diana O’Lee), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion SOUL SISTER CH (Sultan’s Great Day x Simplysensational), ridden by Chase Harvill for owner Nanci Williams.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion FCF MIAMI VICE (Orlando x RC MS Elligence), ridden by owner Meg Weir.

Mounted Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship Champion: HALSTEAD JACKSON, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; Reserve: MOTIVE, Ex: Kate Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman; 3rd: JOHNNIE ANGEL, Ex: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley; 4th: CA TAKE MY HEART, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Claire Reeves. HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: HALSTEAD JACKSON, Ex: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; Reserve: WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE, Ex: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 3rd: FED EX, Ex: Koy Moody, O: Koy Moody; 4th: CA JETHRO BODINE, Ex: Laura Powell, O: Laura Powell; 5th: MOTIVE, Ex: Kate Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman. Reining HA/AA Reining Horse Championship - Champion: DUN ITS FINEST, Ex: John O’Hara, O: Buckshot Farms; Reserve: TR HOLLYWOOD ROSE, Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Gary Ferguson; 3rd: KHARBEN COLOR, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; 4th: BSF STARBUCK, Ex: John O’Hara, O: Boyd Batterman; 5th: TR COMEBACK KID, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Erme Waddell. HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship Champion: BUCKSHOTS LADY LUCK, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; Reserve: DUN ITS FINEST, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; 3rd: FLIGHT OF FANCI, Ex: Dianna Stanger, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC. HA/AA Reining Horse ATR Championship - Champion: BUCKSHOTS LADY LUCK, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; Reserve: DUN ITS FINEST, Ex: Cori Vokoun, O: Buckshot Farms; 3rd: KHARBEN COLOR, Ex: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; 4th: TUCKS FOR BUCKS, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman; 5th: BSF STARBUCK, Ex: Molly Batterman, O: Boyd Batterman. Trail HA/AA Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: SMOKE N MIRRORS, Ex: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: MM CHEROKEE

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS WARRIOR, Ex: Elizabeth Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 3rd: CBA POLARIS, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT, Ex: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Championship - Champion: CBA POLARIS, Ex: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay; Reserve: MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR, Ex: Skye Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 3rd: CBA LIGHTNING, Ex: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: WLF BABY JANE, Ex: Robin Ann Priestly, O: Robin Ann Priestly. Working Cow

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angel), ridden by Jennifer Jackson for owner Annette Rohde.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion MMA CHETAN MIST (Sir Trabbi x Bint Knosi), ridden by Emma Kate Kendrick for owner Patrick Kendrick.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Championship Champion: EL CI KHANADA, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Larry Clapp; Reserve: CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Conway; 3rd: KK CHICS PATRIOT, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 4th: COCO POLENE, Ex: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer; 5th: VALLEJO REMY EXTRA, Ex: Bob Hart Jr., O: Katharyn Hart. HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse Championship - Champion: NO DOUBTS DUNNIT, Ex: Eddie Ralston, O: Julie Klug. HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Championship Champion: COCO POLENE, Ex: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer; Reserve: COCOS LITTLE MISSLE, Ex: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer; 3rd: CAPTAIN HOLLYWOOD, Ex: Gary Conway, O: Gary Conway. Cutting HA/AA Cutting Open Championship - Champion: SHEZA BASK BOOGIE, Ex: Tommy West, O: Carolyn Crawford Mikule; Reserve: PAY THE COWGIRL DT, Ex: Travis Braden, O: Jimmy Stockton; 3rd: KISATCHIE BELLE, Ex: Greg Mayfield, O: Norma Smith; 4th: DIXIE KHREAM, Ex: Kathy Braden, O: Stephan Guran.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), driven by Blake Krohn for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving ATD Champion MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), driven by Lauren Grabski for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro Championship - Champion: SHEZA BASK BOOGIE, Ex: K. Dawn Coons-Parker, O: Carolyn Crawford Mikule.

Showmanship/Horsemanship Showmanship JTH 14-17 Championship - Champion: H Beyberry Adventure, Ex: BAILEY STRANGE, O: Bailey Strange; Reserve: DD Dance Alot, Ex: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3rd: BSA Wild Thing, Ex: KATHRYN KNEBEL, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 4th: D Special Edition, Ex: KOY MOODY, O: Natalie Harrison; 5th: TR Afire Engine Red, Ex: SARA LINCK, O: Sara Linck. Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Championship Champion: Lyte Bey, Ex: LANCE LEWIS, O: Lance Lewis; Reserve: TA Rodansk, Ex: STEVEN PARIS, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3rd: TFA Bay Edition, Ex: ALLISON BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington; 4th: WR Larietta, Ex: CATHERINE READ, O: Susan Read; 5th: Sweet Raward, Ex: MEGAN SITZMAN, O: Megan Sitzman.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion IM SMOKIN (IMP Suddie Marksman x Infatuation LTD), driven by Silvio Domingues for owner Meaghan Downs.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion THE DEEV YNE MISS M (Rohara Versace x Supreme Love Song), driven by Sarah Roscoe for owner Georgia Vaughn.

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Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: DD Dance Alot, Ex: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; Reserve: KRA Easter Sunrise, Ex: ALEXA NICHOLS, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 3rd: Dun Fooling Around, Ex: PAIGE PEEBLES, O: Circle of Roses, Inc.; 4th: Momento, Ex: REMY GRACE SASS, O: Lori Sass; 5th: Chain Link LK, Ex: STACY PARTIN, O: Andrew Ellis.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MM Cherokee Warrior, Ex: SKYE WILLIAMS, O: Elizabeth Williams; Reserve: TR Mocha Lena, Ex: BROOKE DOWDING, O: Brooke Dowding.

Equitation Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: H Beyberry Adventure, Ex: BAILEY STRANGE, O: Bailey Strange; Reserve: SA Gointo Afire, Ex: ALEX HOLLOWAY, O: Alex Holloway; 3rd: Fed Ex, Ex: KOY MOODY, O: Koy Moody; 4th: Afire Phantom BF, Ex: ABIGAIL MEREDITH, O: Boisvert Farms LLC. Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Brass Glamor Shot, Ex: JULIETTE DELL, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: Ameristar NA, Ex: CASSIDY RAYMOND, O: The Raymond Family; 3rd: Sweet Raward, Ex: MEGAN SITZMAN, O: Megan Sitzman; 4th: Hope N Justice, Ex: RYLEE GREENWOOD, O: Rylee Greenwood; 5th: Thee Jokers Wild, Ex: SKYE WILLIAMS, O: Skye Williams.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion ONE KNIGHT STAND (Allionces Knight x Miss Rippen Rascal), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Sally Conrad Beyer.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Robin Porter.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion CORITA (NNL Ultimate Bey x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Leslie Doran Sommer for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), ridden by Rose Peeble for owner Circle of Roses, Inc.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion MMA CHETAN MIST (Sir Trabbi x Bint Knosi), ridden by owner Patrick Kendrick.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: TL Take Control, Ex: TAITE RODRIGUEZ, O: Ross Tarkington; Reserve: Paradise Found Ya, Ex: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray; 3rd: M A Toskik, Ex: RACHEL OLES, O: Lori Ragland; 4th: CanadianClubOnIce, Ex: JACQUELINE PORTENY, O: Lori Ragland; 5th: Colors By Ghaz, Ex: STEVEN PARIS, O: Mary Thompson. Western or Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TR Texas T, Ex: LOGAN CHISHOLM, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust. Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: Legacy of Kings, Ex: EMMA SITZMAN, O: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: Ninja Kyss, Ex: PARKER LARUE, O: Parker Larue; 3rd: Sweet Summer SS, Ex: MELISSA GILBERT, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 4th: TR Mocha Lena, Ex: CASANDRA DALE, O: Brooke Dowding; 5th: WOA Southern Gentlman, Ex: BRANDON GRUBER, O: Danielle Gruber. Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: Vallejo Lovin Chip, Ex: RACHAEL WHITE, O: Courtney Singer; Reserve: TA Rodansk, Ex: KENDALL PARIS, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3rd: TFA Bay Edition, Ex: ALLISON BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington; 4th: D Special Edition, Ex: HANNAH JONES, O: Natalie Harrison; 5th: Momento, Ex: BRADEY DOWDING, O: Lori Sass. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: Famoso, Ex: KATHRYN KNEBEL, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: DD Dance Alot, Ex: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3rd: Champagne Toastt, Ex: MIRANDA CLIFFORD, O: Miranda Clifford; 4th: CF Money Man, Ex: ERIKA GURRY, O: Erika Gurry; 5th: Tamar Applejack, Ex: LAUREN MARTINO, O: Lauren Martino. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Koweta Tsaarina, Ex: DANIELLE GRUBER, O: Danielle Gruber; Reserve: Cytosks Skittles, Ex: MADELYNE PATRICK, O: Madelyne Patrick; 3rd: Psygon, Ex: MEGAN NATER, O: Megan Nater; 4th: Intenacious, Ex: SHANNON FRISKE, O: Beth Friske; 5th: NRG Cahr, Ex: CHLOE PEDERSEN, O: Chloe Pedersen.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: Famoso, Ex: AMELIA STROUD, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: Riden N Style, Ex: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray; 3rd: Baskin Glory CSA, Ex: JACQUELYN KING, O: Jack King; 4th: NW Beau Baskin, Ex: ARIANE MARTINELLI, O: Ariane Martinelli; 5th: Ninja Kyss, Ex: PARKER LARUE, O: Parker Larue. Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: Our Uptown Girl, Ex: CATRIANA HALL, O: Catriana Hall; Reserve: RB Radiant Echo, Ex: RACHEL OLES, O: Susan Lundstrom.

Walk/Trot

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MMA CHETAN MIST (Sir Trabbi x Bint Knosi), ridden by Emma Kate Kendrick for owner Patrick Kendrick.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 and Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Champion DD DANCE ALOT (JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), ridden by RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD for owner Sherri Youngblood, DVM.

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: CanadianClubOnIce, Ex: JACQUELINE PORTENY, O: Lori Ragland. Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Bright Ghaza, Ex: JACQUELINE PORTENY, O: Nicole Clingingsmith; Reserve: TL Take Control, Ex: TAITE RODRIGUEZ, O: Ross Tarkington; 3rd: Paradise Found YA, Ex: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray; 4th: Colors By Ghaz, Ex: STEVEN PARIS, O: Mary Thompson; 5th: M A Toskik, Ex: RACHEL OLES, O: Lori Ragland. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: Midnight Cowboy V, Ex: TYLER THOMPSON, O: Douglas Thompson; Reserve: WOA Southern Gentlman, Ex: BRANDON GRUBER, O: Danielle Gruber; 3rd: Legacy of Kings, Ex: EMMA SITZMAN, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 4th: Sweet Summer SS, Ex: MELISSA GILBERT, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 5th: Ninja Kyss, Ex: PARKER LARUE, O: Parker Larue.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion TR MOCHA LENA (Legacy of Gold x Zza Zza Lena), ridden by owner Brooke Dowding.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Karen Lee.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: Cuervos Valantina, Ex: TY RALSTON, O: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: TA Rodansk, Ex: KENDALL PARIS, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3rd: Vallejo Lovin Chip, Ex: RACHAEL WHITE, O: Courtney Singer; 4th: Momento, Ex: BRADEY DOWDING, O: Lori Sass; 5th: TFA Bay Edition, Ex: ALLISON BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington. Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship Champion: Allusive Moment, Ex: AMELIA STROUD, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: Baskin Glory CSA, Ex: JACQUELYN KING, O: Jack King; 3rd: Ninja Kyss, Ex: PARKER LARUE, O: Parker Larue; 4th: Riden N Style, Ex: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray; 5th: Sweet Summer SS, Ex: MELISSA GILBERT, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert. Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: Maxima PR, Ex: CAYLEE DEARTH, O: Leticia Robinson; Reserve: RB Radiant Echo, Ex: RACHEL OLES, O: Susan Lundstrom; 3rd: Our Uptown Girl, Ex: CATRIANA HALL, O: Catriana Hall; 4th: D Special Edition, Ex: HANNAH JONES, O: Natalie Harrison. Dressage Dressage Intermediate 1 Championship - Champion: DAF ARISTOLADD, Ex: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ABSOLUTELY PERFECT (Alada Baskin x Miss Perfect DF), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner North By Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

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Arabian Dressage Training Level Championship Champion: TA MONET, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: TA ELLIOT, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3rd: BJA KU JACK, Ex: Elizabeth Petty, O: Darlene Stockton; 4th: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Erin Naas; 5th: JETTS BLACKJACK, Ex: Elizabeth Petty, O: Barbara Hickey.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Dressage Training Level Championship - Champion: CYLENT PREMIER, Ex: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; Reserve: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; 3rd: DAENCING IN THE DARK, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Patrcia & Kenneth McCarty; 4th: BLANKET THIS, Ex: Annie Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion; 5th: CJ SHIANNE, Ex: Natasha Costello, O: Colleen Swenson. Dressage Training Level AOTR Championship Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, Ex: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, Ex: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; 3rd: CYLENT PREMIER, Ex: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; 4th: KCK JADE, Ex: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 5th: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig. Dressage Training Level AATR Championship - Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, Ex: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: CYLENT PREMIER, Ex: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; 3rd: KCK JADE, Ex: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 4th: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, Ex: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; 5th: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion ROHAR A EUR A AMERICAN (Europia x Miz American Pie), ridden by owner Jayme Martino.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion TAMAR WINCHESTERS ACE (MSA Magic Evening x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Kathleen Ellis for owner Andrew Ellis.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), ridden by Kelsey Kuhn for owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR, JTR 13 & Under and Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion KOWETA TSAARINA (Forever Czar x Vanitys Golden Galliano), ridden by owner DANIELLE GRUBER.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion EA SPACE JAM (Phi Slama Jama x AA-Estrella), ridden by Jane Olson for owner Cylent Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Jeri Smith.

Dressage Training Level JTR Championship Champion: KR KATILACK, Ex: Megan Tritch, O: Brent & Jane Earles; Reserve: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Rayni Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 3rd: KHEMOS DRAMA, Ex: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig; 4th: TA KHOKOPELLI, Ex: Megan Tritch, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 5th: BLANKET THIS, Ex: Rayni Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion. Dressage First Level Championship - Champion: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Mary Mahler, O: Ayden Uhlir; Reserve: BSA RUBY TUESDAY, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Morrow; 3rd: TA MONET, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 4th: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Erin Naas; 5th: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Dan Marcum, O: Margaret & James Callesto. Dressage First Level AOTR Championship - Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, Ex: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; 3rd: KCK JADE, Ex: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 4th: ANAKIN, Ex: Doreen Atkinson, O: Doreen Atkinson. Dressage First Level AATR Championship - Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, Ex: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: FARALYN, Ex: Linda Stoudemayer, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 3rd: KCK JADE, Ex: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 4th: ANAKIN, Ex: Doreen Atkinson, O: Doreen Atkinson. Dressage First Level JTR Championship - Champion: KR KATILACK, Ex: Megan Tritch, O: Brent & Jane Earles; Reserve: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; 3rd: FARALYN, Ex: Allison Cyprus, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 4th: KHEMOS DRAMA, Ex: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig. Dressage Second Level Championship - Champion: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Mary Mahler, O: Ayden Uhlir; Reserve: BSA RUBY TUESDAY, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Morrow; 3rd: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck; 4th: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, Ex: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta. Dressage Second Level ATR Championship Champion: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, Ex: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta; Reserve: WA

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; 3rd: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck; 4th: FARALYN, Ex: Linda Stoudemayer, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 5th: ANAKIN, Ex: Doreen Atkinson, O: Doreen Atkinson. Dressage Third Level Championship - Champion: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck. Dressage Third Level ATR Championship - Champion: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck.

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HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open and ATR Champion HALSTEAD JACKSON (Halsteads Muskatll x GaraMiss), ridden by Annalise Himmel for owner Mark Paul Himmel.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallions Championship Champion: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Erin Naas; Reserve: WH STRIDER, Ex: Di HopkinsRyan, O: Di Hopkins-Ryan; 3rd: MISTY TIKIS WAY, Ex: Annie Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion; 4th: NN PSYMIN AZFERDRON, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Natalie Ann Nicotra; 5th: MAH SABBAH BEDU, Ex: Keith Kosel, O: Keith & Susan Mayo Kosel. Arabian Sport Horse Colts & Geldings 2 & Under Jackpot - Champion: SVS IL DIVO, Ex: Heather Bolton Travis, O: Patricia Lowe. Arabian Sport Horse Stallions ATH Championship Champion: KMA LAST WEZSH, Ex: Mark Henson, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: PRINCE SHAWN, Ex: Suzannah Gersten, O: Suzannah Gersten; 3rd: NN PSYMIN AZFERDRON, Ex: Natalie Angstadt, O: Natalie Ann Nicotra; 4th: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Andrea Daniel, O: Erin Naas; 5th: MAH SABBAH BEDU, Ex: Keith Kosel, O: Keith & Susan Mayo Kosel.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion SMOKE N MIRRORS (Crimson N Smoke x Tango Lady), ridden by Dr. Karlan Downing for owner Karma Arabians.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion EL CI KHANADA (Khemonada x Amber), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Larry Clapp.

Arabian Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: NN CHANTILLY LACE, Ex: Natalie Angstadt, O: Natalie Ann Nicotra; Reserve: HA GARNYS FIRE, Ex: Debbie Webster, O: Betsy Barnes; 3rd: BSA RUBY TUESDAY, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Morrow; 4th: MINT JULEPP, Ex: Robyn Anderson, O: Frances Luse, 5th: GISELA MBI, Ex: Christine Smith-Byerly, O: Christine Smith-Byerly. Arabian Sport Horse Mares 2 & Over ATH Championship - Champion: BSA RUBY TUESDAY, Ex: Andrea Daniel, O: Clare Morrow; Reserve: NN CHANTILLY LACE, Ex: Natalie Angstadt, O: Natalie Ann Nicotra; 3rd: HA GARNYS FIRE, Ex: Michelle Schrimshaw, O: Betsy Barnes; 4th: MP CONSTELLATION, Ex: Conner West, O: Laura, Conner & Cassady West; 5th: MINT JULEPP, Ex: Robyn Anderson, O: Frances Luse. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings Championship Champion: KHEMOS DRAMA, Ex: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig; Reserve: ANSA GALLEN JJ, Ex: Karen Campbell, O: Mary Rose; 3rd: IMMORTAL TREASURE, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; 4th: CR SILVERADO, Ex: Peggy McCall, O: Elvira Davidson; 5th: RB RADIANT ECHO, Ex: Tara Ragland, O: Susan Lundstrom.

HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse Champion NO DOUBTS DUNNIT (Nodoubgaboutit x Miss Leroy Bars), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Julie Klug.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Champion COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by owner Mark Shroyer.

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Arabian Sport Horse Geldings 2 & Over ATH Championship - Champion: KHEMOS DRAMA, Ex: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig; Reserve: ANSA GALLEN JJ, Ex: Karen Campbell, O: Mary Rose; 3rd: IMMORTAL TREASURE, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; 4th: CR SILVERADO, Ex: Peggy McCall, O: Elvira Davidson; 5th: HR CELESTIAL BADI, Ex: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Anne & Jennifer Ramsey.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship Champion: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Jason Kelly, O: Erin Naas; Reserve: ATAAN AL-BAHAAR, Ex: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Jennifer Ramsey; 3rd: TA MONET, Ex: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 4th: VF ROYAL QUEST, Ex: Roxanne Warner, O: Roxanne & Keith Sankar Ruiz; 5th: IMMORTAL TREASURE, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: SMJ GAZALS MERLOT, Ex: Shannon Sullivan, O: Shannon Sullivan; Reserve: ATAAN AL-BAHAAR, Ex: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Jennifer Ramsey; 3rd: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, Ex: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; 4th: RB RADIANT ECHO, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Susan Lundstrom; 5th: IMMORTAL TREASURE, Ex: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: TA KHOKOPELLI, Ex: Megan Tritch, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: RB RADIANT ECHO, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Susan Lundstrom; 3rd: KHEMOS DRAMA, Ex: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig.

HA/AA Cutting Open and Non-Pro Champion SHEZA BASK BOOGIE (Invest In Rodeo x WS Genuine Bask), ridden by Tommy West (Open) and K. Dawn Coons-Parker, pictured, for owner Carolyn Crawford Mikule.

Showmanship JTH 14-17 Champion BAILEY STR ANGE, owner of H Beyberry Adventure (Hucklebey Berry x Adventuresome).

Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Champion LANCE LEWIS, owner of Lyte Bey (TBO Beyboy Bask x B A Finesse).

Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Champion SK YE WILLIAMS on MM Cherokee Warrior (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), for owner Elizabeth Williams.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion BAILEY STR ANGE, owner of H Beyberry Adventure (Hucklebey Berry x Adventuresome).

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion JULIETTE DELL on Brass Glamor Shot (Brass x Glamorize), for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Championship Champion: BEAU BRIDGES, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Erin Naas; Reserve: MISTY TIKIS WAY, Ex: Dan Marcum, O: Cathy Champion; 3rd: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck; 4th: VF ROYAL QUEST, Ex: Roxanne Warner, O: Roxanne & Keith Sankar Ruiz. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: FC TORNADO PROOF, Ex: Kelly Steck, O: Kelly & Kenneth Steck; Reserve: MP CONSTELLATION, Ex: Conner West, O: Laura, Conner & Cassady West.

Half-Arabian Sport Horse Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: AND THE BEAT GOES ON, Ex: Roxanne Warner, O: Sanya Jo Follis; Reserve: EYKATERINA, Ex: Clare Morrow, O: Karen Wesche; 3rd: SWAN SONG BAY, Ex: Angela Adams, O: Sanya Jo Follis; 4th: SHEZ JUST THE TICKET, Ex: Karen Campbell, O: Karen Campbell; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Koral & Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares ATH Championship Champion: EYKATERINA, Ex: Andrea Daniel, O: Karen Wesche; Reserve: SWAN SONG BAY, Ex: Angela Adams, O: Sanya Jo Follis; 3rd: AND THE BEAT GOES ON, Ex: Sanya Jo Follis, O: Sanya Jo Follis; 4th: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, Ex: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; 5th: SHEZ JUST THE TICKET, Ex: Karen Campbell, O: Karen Campbell. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings Championship Champion: GRIGIO, Ex: Roxanne Rabun, O: Roxanne & Dan Rabun; Reserve: GK PARTY BOY, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Jane Simicek; 3rd: RUDY TUESDAY DBA, Ex: Roxanne Rabun, O: Roxanne Rabun; 4th: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Mary Mahler, O: Ayden Uhlir; 5th: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig. HA/AA Colts & Geldings 2 & Under Jackpot Champion: FIRST CLASS IMAGE, Ex: Kathleen Cannon Pittman, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; Reserve: ELEGANT GOLDEN FOX LA, Ex:

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Sue Bryson, O: Sue Bryson; 3rd: BLACKWIND SHAKIR, Ex: Julie Rodriguez, O: Julie Rodriguez. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings ATH Championship - Champion: GK PARTY BOY, Ex: Jenny Patton, O: Jane Simicek; Reserve: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; 3rd: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Rayni Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4th: CYLENT PREMIER, Ex: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; 5th: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig. Under Saddle

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion TAITE RODRIGUEZ on TL Take Control (Take Heart x Azahranne), for owner Ross Tarkington.

Western or Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion LOGAN CHISHOLM on TR Texas T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Family Trust.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, Ex: Michelle Schrimshaw, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; Reserve: CA FIFTY FIFTY, Ex: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: BLANKET THIS, Ex: Annie Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion; 4th: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; 5th: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Dan Marcum, O: Margaret & James Callesto. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; Reserve: FAXXSIMILE, Ex: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; 3rd: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, Ex: Kathleen Cannon Pittman, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; 4th: BLANKET THIS, Ex: Rayni Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion; 5th: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, Ex: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig.

Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion EMMA SITZMAN on Legacy of Kings (Legacy of Gold x Miaya), for owner Holly Woods Dillin.

Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion R ACHAEL WHITE on Vallejo Lovin Chip (Zips Chocolate Chip x Vallejo Dove), for owner Courtney Singer.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Champion K ATHRYN KNEBEL on Famoso (CA Hermoso x Date With An Angel), for owner Amelia Stroud.

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion AMELIA STROUD, owner of Famoso (CA Hermoso x Date With An Angel).

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Ayden Uhlir, O: Ayden Uhlir; Reserve: KR KATILACK, Ex: Megan Tritch, O: Brent & Jane Earles; 3rd: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Rayni Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4th: CJ SHIANNE, Ex: Natasha Costello, O: Colleen Swenson; 5th: COLOR ME CHESTNUT, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Kari Clingingsmith. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: WA FEDERALEA, Ex: Mary Mahler, O: Ayden Uhlir; Reserve: CA FIFTY

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion CATRIANA HALL, owner of Our Uptown Girl (Islamorada x Our Rosey Lady).


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS FIFTY, Ex: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: OSHQUAHS BRIO, Ex: Dan Marcum, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4th: BLANKET THIS, Ex: Annie Wiggins, O: Cathy Champion; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING, Ex: Sandra Johnson, O: Koral & Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: CA FIFTY FIFTY, Ex: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, Ex: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta; 3rd: COLOR ME CHESTNUT, Ex: Nicole Clingingsmith, O: Kari Clingingsmith.

Pleasure Carriage Driving PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Working Championship - Champion: GISELA MBI, Ex: Christine Smith-Byerly, O: Christine SmithByerly; Reserve: KM ARISTOSON, Ex: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: AELFLEAH MAGICOU, Ex: Tamara Woodcock, O: Tamara Woodcock; 4th: NANCY MAY, Ex: Francine Dismukes, O: Francine Dismukes; 5th: FADZ MAKERS MARK, Ex: Helen Hogan, O: Helen & Berry Hogan.

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion JACQUELINE PORTENY on CanadianClubOnIce (Zodiac Matador x TR Bare Essence), for owner Lori Ragland.

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion JACQUELINE PORTENY on Bright Ghaza (El Ghazi x Bright Fire), for owner Nicole Clingingsmith.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion TYLER THOMPSON on Midnight Cowboy V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), for owner Douglas Thompson.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion TY R ALSTON on Cuervos Valantina (Mid Cuervo Gold x EE Karmel), for owner Holly Woods Dillin.

Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion CAYLEE DEARTH on Maxima PR (OKW Maximilian x Cerisse PR), for owner Leticia Robinson.

Arabian Dressage Training Level Champion TA MONET (Gazal Al Shaqab x Marieta), ridden by Wendye Gardiner for owner Toskhara Arabians LP.

PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Reinmanship Championship - Champion: GISELA MBI, Ex: Christine Smith-Byerly, O: Christine Smith-Byerly; Reserve: NANCY MAY, Ex: Francine Dismukes, O: Francine Dismukes; 3rd: AELFLEAH MAGICOU, Ex: Tamara Woodcock, O: Tamara Woodcock; 4th: FADZ MAKERS MARK, Ex: Helen Hogan, O: Helen & Berry Hogan. PB/HA/A A Pleasure Carriage Driving Obstacle Championship - Champion: GISELA MBI, Ex: Christine Smith-Byerly, O: Christine SmithByerly; Reserve: AELFLEAH MAGICOU, Ex: Tamara Woodcock, O: Tamara Woodcock; 3rd: NANCY MAY, Ex: Ramsay Mudgett, O: Francine Dismukes; 4th: KM ARISTOSON, Ex: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: FADZ MAKERS MARK, Ex: Helen Hogan, O: Helen & Berry Hogan.

Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion AMELIA STROUD, owner of Allusive Moment (Allionce x Like Magic).

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Dressage Training Level Champion CYLENT PREMIER (MM Cylent Flyer x Witchís Luck), ridden by owner Vicki Krebsbach.

Dressage Training Level AOTR & AATR and First Level AOTR & AATR Champion VINTAGE ECHLYPSE (Vintage Echo x Khemo Sonata), ridden by owner Lisa Eberhardt.

Dressage Training and First Level JTR Champion KR K ATILACK (GTF Katmandu x KRA Aunt Bunny), ridden by Megan Tritch for owners Brent and Jane Earles.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion KMA LAST WEZSH (KMA Ibn Wezy x Spanish Splendor), shown by Mark Henson for owner Karma Arabians.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare Champion NN CHANTILLY LACE (Tajma Zar-raff x KY Khonfetti), shown by Natalie Angstadt for owner Natalie Ann Nicotra.

Arabian Sport Horse Colt/Gelding 2 & Under Jackpot Champion SVS IL DIVO (SVS Fornaio x Patrice C), shown by Heather Bolton Travis for owner Patricia Lowe.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion BEAU BRIDGES (Bridge x Bow Kaye), ridden by Jason Kelly for owner Erin Naas.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion SMJ GAZALS MERLOT (Gazal Al Shaqab x SMJ Gai Chardonay), ridden by owner Shannon Sullivan.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion TA KHOKOPELLI (Algonkwin x TA Khetoskha Too), ridden by Megan Tritch for owner Toskhara Arabians LP.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack and Arabian Sport Horse Stallion Champion BEAU BRIDGES (Bridge x Bow Kaye), ridden and shown by Clare Morrow for owner Erin Naas.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion FC TORNADO PROOF (NF Proof x Cheranod), ridden by owner Kelly Steck.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare Champion AND THE BEAT GOES ON (Neposzar x Swan Song Bay), shown by Roxanne Warner for owner Sanya Jo Follis.

HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding ATH Champion GK PARTY BOY (The Shamin x WH Party Dress), shown by Jenny Patton for owner Jane Simicek.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion DEVINE MISS MAGIC (Aul Magic x Delphia), ridden by Michelle Schrimshaw for owners Kathleen and Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR and JTR Champion WA FEDER ALEA (Tackitts Mr Magic x Cyrkteza), ridden by owner Ayden Uhlir.

HA/AA SH Show Hack, Dressage First and Second Level Champion WA FEDER ALEA (Tackitts Mr Magic x Cyrkteza), ridden by Mary Mahler for owner Ayden Uhlir.

HA/AA SH Show Hack ATR Champion CA FIFTY FIFTY (Sky Fighter x SAA Aladdinette), ridden by Karlan Downing for owner Karma Arabians.

PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Working, Reinmanship and Obstacle Champion GISELA MBI (Aikon x Gildia), driven by owner Christine Smith-Byerly. ■

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Lady Jane Digby was widely regarded as one of the most beautiful, remarkable and notorious women of the 19th century. In the words of one of her biographers, she was “the female counterpart of the Byronic hero—the proud, passionate, moody, often anguished sinner, who defied every rule that confined the human spirit … determined to wrest happiness from a gloriously inviting life.” Others, less sympathetic to her unconventional and emancipated lifestyle, labeled her as merely “a fallen and promiscuous woman.” Certainly, few women of any age ever provoked such firestorms of controversy and gossip.

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Jane Digby’s true-life saga reads like that of a heroine summarized on the back cover of a Harlequin® romance or a similar sentimental yarn. Over the last 150 years, her scandalous escapades and highly-adventurous life have provided the fodder for numerous romantic novels and several motion pictures, including The Wind and the Lion. Alas, those aspects of her amorous odyssey have often eclipsed her singular exploits and involvement with the Bedouin tribes of the Syrian deserts. Jane Digby was not the only European woman of her era to be linked to the exotic Arab world and the Middle East. Others that left an indelible mark Holkham Hall, the English mansion upon the romanticized lore of the Orient include where Jane Digby was raised. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Lady Hester Stanhope and Lady Isabel Arundell Burton, but Jane Digby was in many ways the most extraordinary. Not A PRIVILEGED only was she a woman of exceptional physical beauty, she AND UNCOMMON also possessed a great intellect and a variety of talents which UPBRINGING in her day were thought to be inappropriate for a member Jane’s background, childhood and young adulthood of the fairer sex. were not at all typical. She was raised in the privileged environment of the English aristocratic class. Her illustrious She ended her days in Damascus, Syria, as the respected wife ancestors included such prominent individuals as Sir of a Bedouin sheikh. Her three decades of direct association Edward Coke, Lord Chief Justice to both Queen Elizabeth with the various nomadic tribes and the Arabian horse in its I and King James I. native habitat were in many respects even greater than Lady Jane Elizabeth Digby was born on April 3, 1807, at Forston Anne Blunt’s activities. The fact is that Jane Digby and her House on her father’s estate in Dorset, England. Her last husband, Medjuel el mother Lady Jane (née Coke) Andover went by the name Mezrab, supplied much of and title of her first husband, who had died in a hunting the history of the Arabian accident. Jane’s father, Henry Digby, was a highly-decorated horse that Lady Anne naval hero who eventually rose to the rank of admiral. Prior and her daughter Lady to his marriage to Lady Andover, he served under Admiral Wentworth used in their Horatio Nelson as captain of HMS Africa and participated momentous books. in the Battle of Trafalgar. However, it was Captain Digby’s intrepid aptitude for capturing enemy ships which had However, long before made him a very wealthy man. During his first two years Digby became famous in on the high seas, he captured six French privateers and one the Middle East, an illicit corvette, L’Egalité, reaping a total of 144 cannons and 774 love affair in England had men. In addition, he was responsible for sinking or seizing provoked such sensational Jane Digby's father, no less than 48 merchant ships. Later, he apprehended publicity that she was Sir Henry Digby, K.C.B. two French men-of-war, Le Dépit and La Courage. Then, forced to flee to the in 1799, two Spanish frigates, which carried $3 million Continent. Before she finally found herself in the Islamic in gold, Thetis and Brigide, surrendered to his ship’s guns. world, a staggering number of romances and marriages Fifty military wagons were needed to transport all of the would follow her across Europe as she fell in and out of love spoils. Captain Digby’s share of the booty was £57,000, and with a series of remarkable and very powerful men.

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SIR THOMAS COKE AND HOLKHAM HALL Throughout most of her youth, Jane Digby was raised and educated by her maternal grandfather Sir Thomas Coke, the Earl of Leicester, amidst the magnificent splendors of Holkham Hall, which even today is regarded as one of England’s greatest mansions. The Palladian palace, which was designed in the style of a Roman temple, housed a world-class art collection and library. The paintings that decorated its stately walls included important works by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Van Dyck, Rubens, Gainsbourgh and many other celebrated artists. Thomas Coke was widely regarded as the most powerful and important commoner in England. He had been offered peerage by King George III, but refused to give up his independence and his seat in the House of Commons. Jane Digby's grandfather, Young Jane received a most Sir Thomas Coke. unusual education for a girl of her times—that of a man. She was trained in the classics in literature, music and art, and studied ancient civilizations and history. From an early age she became fluent in Latin and Greek, and in due course became expert in nine languages. She was also a gifted sketch and watercolor artist. As part of her preparation, her grandfather had taken special pains to teach her how to ride far beyond the normal “cantering about the dells” that most English girls received.

Jane also learned about stable management, veterinary techniques, and the science of horse breeding. In the wellresearched biography, A Scandalous Life, author Mary Lovell observed that Jane was: “… totally fearless, she could ride anything in the Holkham stables, and was as at home looking after a sick beast as riding one.” Surprisingly, Jane somehow managed to emerge from her extraordinary education relatively unspoiled and without excessive vanity. At 16, she was described as tall, with a perfect figure, a lovely face with a wild-rose complexion, pale-gold hair and wide-spaced dark blue eyes.

A TEENAGE BRIDE AND THE FIRESTORM OF SCANDAL When she was only 17 years old, Jane’s family arranged her marriage to Lord Edward Law, the 2nd Baron of Ellenborough, later the 1st (and as fate would have it, the only) Earl of Ellenborough, an arrogant, ambitious and imposing man who was 17 years her senior. On October 15, 1824, Lord Edward became Governor General of India and wielded great power administering the immensely rich monopoly of the East India Company. During his tenure at that post, he backed Col. F. R. Chesney’s ill-fated Euphrates Expedition of 1836. Ellenborough’s meteoric career was enhanced when England’s prime minister, the Duke of Wellington, appointed him to the important cabinet post of Lord Privy Seal in 1828. Although Lord Edward was a skillful politician, he was a poor, negligent and philandering husband. As sinister in affairs of the heart as Jane was innocent, he soon grew bored with his beautiful young wife. Supposedly, the couple had a son named Arthur Dudley. However, Jane later confided to a friend that the boy’s father had been George Anson. In any case, the child died in infancy, depriving the Earl of an heir. Suffering from Ellenborough’s indifference, Jane soon began seeking affection elsewhere and apparently was not greatly concerned with concealing her quest for love and happiness. She first had a brief affair with 26 year-old Frederic Madden, a scholar at the British Museum, and then had an amorous liaison with her cousin George Anson. Later, she fell in love with Felix Schwarzenberg, an Austrian Prince serving at the Embassy in London, whose last name was already familiar in London and Paris because his uncle, Field Marshal Karl Schwarzenberg, had been the Austrian Commander-in-Chief at the battle of Leipzig.

DIVORCE BY ACT OF PARLIAMENT Thanks to a loose-lipped servant, in April 1830 Jane’s affair with Schwarzenberg provoked a sensational scandal. In those days, the only means of procuring a divorce was by a special Act of Parliament. To the astonishment of its readers, for the first time in its history the London Times cleared its classified advertisements from the front page and carried a verbatim report of all of the spicy testimony of the Ellenboroughs’ divorce hearing, which was taking

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place in Parliament. Because of her social position, Jane’s extramarital affair became the first great sex scandal to be reported in graphic detail by the press. The tabloid atmosphere, coupled with a mixture of English morality and an insatiable craving to know all of the titillating details, snowballed into a maelstrom of gossipmongering that quickly pervaded all levels of London’s judgmental (albeit hypocritical) society. In the end, drained by the court proceedings and publicly disgraced, young Lady Jane Ellenborough was forced to abandon England.

SCANDALOUS REPUTATION She spent the next two years in Paris living with Felix Schwarzenberg. Evidently, her stunning beauty and scandalous reputation were less offensive to French sensibilities, for she received invitations to all of the great balls and elite gatherings. Perhaps her shocking past even escalated Jane’s acceptance amidst the Parisian aristocratic society. Jane and Schwarzenberg had two children: a daughter, Mathilde, and a son named Felix, who died a few weeks after The Austrian prince his birth. Unfortunately, Felix Schwarzenberg. Jane’s liaison with the Austrian prince eventually came undone due to pressures from his family. In the spring of 1831, Schwarzenberg left Jane in Paris and returned to Vienna, where many years later he became prime minister.

KING LUDWIG’S MISTRESS Shortly thereafter, Jane moved to Munich, which was undergoing a cultural renaissance thanks to the progressive endeavors of King Ludwig I of Bavaria. In the words of one historian, Ludwig’s “fetish was beauty in general, and Grecian beauty in particular; beauty in art, beauty in architecture, beauty in women.” Therefore, it is not too surprising that Jane became his mistress, and by most

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accounts her daughter Bertha was Ludwig’s child. The King commissioned several artists to immortalize Jane, including Joseph Carl Steiler, who executed her most famous portrait. Although their love affair eventually cooled, their close friendship endured for many years, even after 1841, when Ludwig’s affair with Lola Montez provoked such public indignation that he was forced to abdicate his throne.

A BAVARIAN BARON AND HONORÉ DE BALZAC Meanwhile, Jane became involved with Bavarian Baron Karl Theodore von Venningen, whom she married in 1832, and with whom she had a son named Heribert. The couple moved to the Baron’s estate at Weinheim, a small town near Heidelberg. There, in the spring of 1835, Jane met the great French novelist Honoré de Balzac. There were persistent accusations that the two had been lovers during her stay in Paris in 1830-31, but there is no evidence to support such claims. Balzac recorded their only meeting thusly: “This beautiful English lady, so slender, so fragile; this peaches and cream woman, so soft, so mildmannered, with her refined brow crowned by shining chestnut hair, this creature who glows with strange phosphorescence, has a constitution of iron.” However, French Novelist, it is known that because of Honoré De Balzac. their brief encounter, Balzac modeled his character Lady Arabella Dudley in “Le Lys dans la Villée” (one of his novels in the series La Comédie humaine) after Jane.


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IN HISTORY James C. Simmons, author of Passionate Pilgrims, mused that: “… What is of particular interest was Balzac’s almost psychic foreshadowing of her actual future, for in his novel he made Lady Arabella Dudley the heir to Lady Hester Stanhope’s mantle in the Middle East. Lady Hester sends Lady Arabella a gift of a magnificent Arabian stallion, which she in turn gives to her lover so that he may come swiftly to her in the evenings.” He added: “According to contemporary reports, Jane was the perfect ‘hausfrau’ during the day, but at night left the palace and rode her black steed to rendezvous with her Greek lover.”

JANE’S GREEK TRAGEDY She next came to know a Greek nobleman, Count Spyridon Theotky, who was on a diplomatic mission to Munich. Jane could not resist his swashbuckling spirit and as might have been anticipated, a series of secret meetings took place. Growing suspicious, von Venningen caught the two lovers together at a ball for the King of Prussia and challenged Count Theotky to a duel. The Baron wounded the Greek, then magnanimously released Jane from their marriage, consented to raise her children Bertha and Heribert and somehow managed to remain her friend. Jane married Theotokis and they moved into a whitewashed house with few amenities, on the small island of Tinos in the Aegean Sea where the couple had a son named Leonidas and enjoyed several years of conjugal bliss. They often traveled to Athens, which at the time was just a small town that resembled the American Wild West. Greece had only recently been liberated from centuries of oppressive Ottoman rule. Jane recognized the city’s potential for rapid growth and purchased land in downtown Athens. She then engaged an architect and workers to build a large mansion that was more luxurious than the Royal Palace. Her lavish lifestyle was funded by money that her father and grandfather had bequeathed her. Together with her divorce settlement and investments, her annual income amounted to £3,000, which in 1837 was the equivalent to £34,450. In impoverished Greece, Jane’s yearly income was considered a fortune. Just as Jane had captivated King Ludwig I, she charmed his son King Otto, who had been invited to become the King of Greece in 1832 after that nation’s independence from Turkey. She moved into her new home and each day

A famous portrait of Jane Digby by Joseph Karl Stieler.

exercised her grey Arabian stallion Athos on the outskirts of the city, jumping over the ditches and galloping through the fields. In her superbly cut French riding habits and stylish hats, she was sometimes mistaken for Queen Amalie and greeted as such. The rivalry between the two women became almost legendary. Although many sources assert that Jane and King Otto were lovers, there is little evidence to substantiate those claims. By the summer of 1846, her affection for Count Theotokis had waned. Seeking a change of air, Jane traveled with 6-year-old Leonidas to the Tuscan village of Bagni di Lucca for an extended vacation. Unbeknownst to Jane, her young son attempted to slide down the banister of a lofty staircase, but fell to his death and landed on the marble floor. Jane was beside herself with grief, as Leonidas was the only one of her six children for whom she felt any real maternal love. Her response to the loss was to rush headlong into other romantic relationships.

THE LONELY YEARS In the intervening years of 1847 to 1849, Jane traveled widely around Europe and became caught up by the exotic lure of the Orient. She drifted from place to place, to Smyrna (Turkey), Constantinople, Jaffa (now part of

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Tel Aviv) and to Egypt, where she sailed up the Nile. Jane would later deliberate about her wanderlust, “Persia, Egypt, Paris—are not these, and my liberty, in fact, more necessary to me in the long run than marriage and a home?” Her footloose wanderings were not motivated by romantic notions or following the men that she loved from place to place. Much of the happiness during her years in Greece was derived from her opportunity to utilize her classical education and knowledge of ancient Greek civilization to investigate the many architectural remains that were scattered about the Hellenistic world. Seduced by the splendid ruins of the great cities of the past, subconsciously, Jane was moving closer and “Initially, closer to the Orient.

Hadji-Petros eventually chilled when she discovered him having an affair with her maid. In April of 1853, she abruptly ended their relationship and departed Greece. According to Lovell, “Jane’s intention was to return to Syria to purchase one of the rare and costly Arab horses she had seen there.”

DESERT CAMPFIRES Lesley Blanch, another of Jane’s biographers, observed in The Wider Shores of Love that: “Each new love was the love of her life. … Perhaps she even believed she had reached her destination. But it was only another interlude; her life was made up of such; forever darting from one campfire to the next, warming herself in it was the flames, and forever wondering why they flickered out.”

Medjuel’s horse that

Nevertheless, these lonely years were marked At the age of 46, when many women by several casual affairs, which in the words had caught her eye, might have thought that the time for of Lady Isabel Arundell Burton were “best for it was just such youthful adventures had come and gone, forgotten.” Several unsubstantiated stories Jane returned to the Holy Land and set fueled the flames of her notoriety. It was a horse that Jane about seeing all of the prominent historic rumored that while in Italy, she became sites of the past. She had long dreamed of involved with an Italian artillery officer and wanted for herself.” visiting the ancient ruins of Palmyra, which a young diplomat at the same time, and that since Roman times had been seen by only the jealous men resolved their differences a handful of European explorers and one woman, Lady in a duel with swords. Both assumed Jane would marry the Hester Stanhope, some 30 years before. She ignored the survivor. The diplomat, though badly slashed about the face, pleas of Richard Wood, the British Consul in Damascus, ran his sword through the captain, whereupon he demanded not to attempt the long and dangerous journey, and paid Jane’s hand in marriage. When she refused him, he is said to 6,000 francs to the Mezrab tribe for an armed Bedouin have killed himself. escort to take her small caravan to the magnificent ruins.

JANE’S ALBANIAN PALLIKAR Jane returned to Athens. At the Royal Court, she met 60-year-old General Xristodolous Hadji-Petros, a Pallikar (mercenary) from the Albanian mountains who was a highly-decorated hero of the Greek War of Independence. Up to that time, her affairs had been with men who were refined and cultivated. Nevertheless, she was smitten by Hadji-Petros’ courage and wild, romantic looks. He was the real thing, a rogue and freebooter who led a private army of mercenaries. Thereafter, she divided her time between the comforts of her city manor and life in the mountains with her charismatic brigand and his men. During their amorous escapade, her exceptional equestrian skills served her well when she joined her general on his long journeys in the mountains and lived under the same rugged conditions as his men, sometimes in caves. However, Jane’s love for

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PALMYRA AND QUEEN ZENOBIA More than one author has speculated that Jane’s obsession to visit Palmyra was because she strongly identified with Queen Zenobia. They point out that the classical textbooks of Jane’s youth were saturated with a pantheon of male heroes and conquerors. Therefore, the uniqueness of Zenobia and the ancient city where she once had reigned must have been a particularly alluring place for her. In the 3rd Century A.D., the warrior queen had led an army of 70,000 Arabs into battle and had driven the Romans out of Syria. Zenobia then marched into Egypt, destroyed the imperial garrisons and consolidated her control over all of the desert’s lucrative caravan routes. She ruled over her dominion from a magnificent palace


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Jane Digby's last husband, Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab.

at Palmyra, the ancient biblical site of Solomon’s Tadmor. The Romans eventually defeated Zenobia and carted her off to Rome, where she was publicly displayed shackled in gold chains. Although Palmyra was sacked and razed in retribution, Jane no doubt empathized with Zenobia’s fall from grace. Indeed, after her first of many visits, Jane always called the lost city by its ancient Arabic name, Tadmor. In late May of 1853, near Nazareth, Jane met Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab who escorted her to the ruins of Palmyra. He was the younger brother of Sheikh Mohammed, whose small Mezrab tribe was a faction of the larger Sebaa tribe, which was in turn part of the great Anazeh confederation of tribes. Lovell wrote, “Initially, it was Medjuel’s horse that had caught her eye, for it was just such a horse that Jane wanted for herself. When she raised the matter with him, he told her that few mares were sold outside the tribes, for they were a precious commodity and guarded jealously to ensure the purity of lineage. … Jane told him she would pay almost any price for such a horse. It was perhaps not a sensible thing to say to an Arab.”

CARAVAN TO BAGHDAD After her journey to Palmyra, Jane returned to Athens only long enough to put her mansion up for sale and attend to her business affairs. Her next great adventure was a camelback journey to Baghdad. Medjuel was unable to escort her, so she rode with Sheikh el Barak. Jane traveled not as a “Frank” (the term used by the Arabs since the times of the Crusades for all foreigners) tourist, but as a working member of the caravan. They departed Damascus on December 19, 1853, in the dead of winter. It was no pleasure trip, and Jane endured considerable hardships—constant rain, the furious blast of the wind, and even a snow storm. During her cold, wet trek, she was accompanied by 25 aghaylats (bodyguards). Nevertheless, after one week on the march, they were attacked by raiders from the M’wayaja tribe and forced to pay a heavy ransom to Faris ibn Hedeb, a famous sheikh often mentioned by desert travelers of the era. Upon hearing the wail of the attackers, Jane had reached for her gun, but as she turned around, an Arab on a chestnut horse, with the sharpened point of his lance held before him, rode into the open tent and “made us fairly his prisoners.” A large group of the “ruffians” then herded Jane off to the conquerors’ tent until payment of a substantial levy was arranged. COLONEL RAWLINSON AND SHEIKH FERHAN OF THE SHAMMAR Jane spent three weeks in Bagdad, touring the crumbling, sun-baked mud city and visiting with everyone of note, including the emir and his harem. Naturally, she dined with Colonel Henry C. Rawlinson, the famed archeologist who had deciphered the ancient Assyrian and Babylonian languages. Thanks to their mutual interest in ancient civilizations, they established a lasting friendship through regular correspondence and several subsequent meetings in London. At Rawlinson’s suggestion, Jane rode to Mosul with only a small escort and tracked down Austen Henry Layard’s picturesque Bedouin friend Ferhan, the celebrated sheikh of the Shammar tribe, whose audacious acts of bravery and exploits plundering livestock were legendary throughout Arabia. She charmed Ferhan into providing her with a Shammar escort so that she could sketch several of the distant Assyrian ruins. Then she hurriedly rode back to Baghdad to rejoin Barak and his caravan on its return march to Damascus. ■ SEE PART II IN NEXT MONTH'S ISSUE. Author’s Note: As usual, the Arabic spellings of names ( Jane’s husband Medjuel, Midjuel, Midgwell, Mijuel and Mijwal; his tribe Mezrab, Mizrab, and Mesrab) vary considerably among the different authors.

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A Good Idea for the Breed:

The ARHA Reining Futurities by Gina Czupka Good ideas do more than take hold—they inspire. The Arabian Reining Horse Association (ARHA) found that out when they initiated their purebred and Half-Arabian reining futurities. The idea behind the futurities was to drive interest in Arabian and Half-Arabian reining, a sector of the Arabian horse business that, before the program started, had some strong advocates, but not as many participants as other disciplines. The idea was launched by Tom Redmond, who, along with Dick Ames and Joe Betten, has been a driving force for the program.

futurity horse or two. It just gives them more options. Also, it’s another source of revenue for the owners and breeders and another avenue to promote their breeding programs. On my personal side, we have a training facility, and we’re busier training horses this year than we have been in the last five years.”

The kind of interest that the program has generated has gotten the attention of people who are passionate about other divisions in the Arabian show ring. “We’re the pioneers, if you want to call it that,” Hamilton says. “People in the other disciplines have looked to us “Tom thought we needed something to create more [when discussing their respective interest for the exhibitors, for programs]. When they decided to the breeders, for owners and the do it, they came to us and said, trainers,” Arabian Reining Horse “The idea behind the ‘How do we start; how do we set Association President Eleanor this up?’” Hamilton says. “It would be a way to futurities was to drive grow reining, and a way to grow the interest in Arabian and Setting up is one thing, Hamilton industry. To have it at Scottsdale, Half-Arabian reining, a says, but keeping it going is where the weather is good … it another matter altogether. would be a lot of fun.” sector of the Arabian However, for all of the work that horse business that, is involved, the ARHA sees even The futurity (and much of its appeal) before the program more potential for the futurity to centers on awarding significant prize started, had some grow. “We’ve spent a lot of time money awards to the class winners; and energy on getting it developed, a total of $94,000 was given out strong advocates, but keeping it going, keeping it in the 2009 Half-Arabian futurity not as many participants exciting, keeping it interesting,” class, and $56,002 in the purebred as other disciplines.” she says. “We’re working on class. Numbers like those (and the getting new avenues for the prize fact that the available prize money money, too. It’s exciting.” is ratcheted up with every entry) have piqued the interest of people Even people outside of the Arabian breed are taking throughout the industry, and opened up more interest in notice—and getting in on the action. “The Quarter participating in reining. Horse people are starting to get involved with it, because “Certainly, for the trainers, it’s something really exciting,” they see the opportunity to win some money, too,” Hamilton says. “It gives them extra horses to train, and Hamilton says. “That is part of the idea—that is how if you’re going to Scottsdale anyway, you can show in the you are going to promote Half-Arabians in particular. regular Scottsdale classes and then take along an extra

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Now there are a number of NRHA competitors that are starting to show [in the futurity].” For those who aren’t involved in reining, Hamilton stresses that it’s a unique discipline for the show ring, and that it has a lot of attractive features for competitors. “First of all, the scores are announced as soon as your ride is done,” she says. “There are five judges. You’re out there by yourself; you’re competing by yourself, so you have the full attention of all of the judges. There are 10 different patterns, so you’re not doing the same thing every time—some of them are run-in patterns, some you walk into the center and do your thing. There are challenges to it that you aren’t going to have in a regular pleasure class—I know, because I do both—but it’s a lot of fun.” In the spirit of keeping the futurity fresh, a new program will be inaugurated at the 2010 Scottsdale Show—a nonpro futurity. “It will run at the same time as the regular open futurity,” Hamilton explains. “But they will have their own class and their own prize money.” Entries for the class are $750; $500 of that goes back into the payout for the non-pro class, and $250 goes to the open futurity. “If we have 20 entries, the prize money would be $10,000.” In addition to the cash payout, bridles, saddles and other prizes will be given to the winners. “We’re quite excited about it, because it will give them another class to run for,” Hamilton adds. “Again, it will be for 4- and 5-year-old horses, and they’ll automatically be entered into the open class. There is always a possibility of one going top ten … or who knows? If you get the right non-pros, they could win it. We also have the non-pro limited class, which we had last year, and people can enter that for another $500. They can run for two or three things in one go.” One more thing for reining enthusiasts to look forward to at Scottsdale 2010 is the raffle of an exceptional young reining prospect. “It is a 2-year-old, Half-Arabian, blackbay filly,” Hamilton says. “She is sired by Hesa Zee, and his get have won three of the purebred futurities—over $83,000. The grandsire is Mr Melody Jac, who won the 1988 NRHA Futurity. She’s a very well-bred filly.” Raffle tickets are already being sold at a fast clip, and it’s little wonder why. After all, this could just be the one to take you to the ARHA Futurity winner’s circle. ■

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In Memoriam:

Thomas Ferguson 50 Years with Arabians by Linda White

Thomas and Elizabeth Ferguson.

On July 12, 2009, distinguished Arabian horse breeder Thomas Ferguson died at 93. “He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., on June 24, 1916,” explains his son, Brian Ferguson. “His grandparents were Scottish. They left Edinburgh for the United States the day they were married. Our farm name, “Valleyfield,” came from the place in Scotland that had been their home. Dad’s father was in the cavalry during World War I, but Dad never had horses when he was young. He served in the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II, and married our mother in 1944. My brother Bruce and I were their only children.

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“We moved from Buffalo to Rochester when Bruce and I were small, and one day, Dad asked us, ‘Boys, would you like to take riding lessons?’ Dad, Bruce, and I all took riding lessons from a hunter/jumper person, and in 1959, Dad went to Roy Dean in New Jersey and bought a yearling Arabian colt, Khalahanis. Khalahanis became my first horse.” Today, Brian Ferguson is a distinguished Arabian breeder and exhibitor who earned his “R” judging credentials in 1978. Bruce Ferguson and his wife live in Jupiter, Fla., where they enjoy fox hunting and three-day eventing.


THOMAS FERGUSON

Tom Ferguson was the owner of Allegheny Gear Corp., located in Depew, N.Y. He always rated among his most significant lifetime accomplishments his company’s manufacture and sale of the main sextant gear used in NASA’s Apollo moon project. He was an Eagle Scout, served as treasurer and later, president of the Clan Ferguson Society of North America, and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Victor, N.Y. In 1966, Ferguson and his family began Valleyfield Farm with foundation stock from the Lewisfield and Cedardell breeding programs. Over the next 20 years, Valleyfield produced champions and national champions in impressive numbers almost unheard of for a breeding program as small as Valleyfield’s. Another source of pride was that all of the farm’s numerous regional and national champions were out of three mares: Lainy Shahzanna, by Ansata Ibn Sudan; BT Lydda, by *Flis; and the Traditio daughter, Aerial Fire Sai. The latter two, purchased in 1988, produced 14 national and reserve national halter and performance champions! VP Society Miss (x BT Lydda) won seven U.S. and Canadian National championships or reserves in halter and performance. She was perhaps the most notable of Valleyfield’s Arabian and Half-Arabian show ring stars. In recognition of his many achievements, and his contributions to the Arabian breed, the Arabian Horse Trust named Ferguson their 1997 Breeder of the Year. The criteria for selection— talent, integrity and success— accurately defined Thomas Ferguson. The event was held in Scottsdale on Sunday evening, February 22, 1997. Ten years earlier, when Tom Ferguson retired from Allegheny Gear Corp., he and Betty had moved to Arizona to enjoy their horses on a full-time basis. Ferguson often described their retirement as “spending the winter months in Rio Verde, Ariz., continuing to trail ride every day and trying to learn golf.” He rode his flatshod, pleasure Tennessee Walking Horse in the desert until he was 89. His riding companion, Casper Urban, was a retired fellow New Yorker. One day when they were out riding, Ferguson dismounted for some reason, but he had trouble getting back on his horse.

“I’m five miles out into the desert,” he told Urban. “What if some day, I can’t get back on? Then, here I am, an old man, stranded in the desert.” He gave up riding that day, and donated Pal, his Tennessee Walking Horse, to the Rochester, N.Y., Mounted Police Patrol. The horse went on to become a national champion mounted patrol horse. “He is 26 now, and still working,” says his son. “He was at Dad’s funeral. The Rochester police brought him over to be his old friend’s honor guard for the day. “Dad was very independent,” adds the younger Ferguson. “He always called the shots. He lived alone, without help, after our mother died, and he only went to the hospital at 10:00 in the morning, the day he died. He was there all day, joking with the nurses and talking with Bruce and me. Then, around 6:00 p.m., he told us, ‘I am really, really tired. You boys go on home and be with your families. Come and get me in the morning and we’ll all go home.’ Bruce and I left, but when we got home, the hospital called to tell us Dad was dead. He had died in his sleep. “He had a great love for his horses. He and Mom always enjoyed going to Scottsdale, and they had fun going to shows. He gave us, Bruce, me and our daughters, the opportunity to grow up and live our lives with Arabian horses; Dad gave us the gift of life with Arabian horses. My daughter Taylor won a national championship in Country English Pleasure 13 & Under at Youth Nationals. She then went on to be named Canadian National Reserve Champion in Country English Pleasure 14 to 17. Heather, Bruce’s daughter, also showed successfully. Today, Heather has a PhD in toxicology and works for a company in Illinois. Taylor is 18 and headed for college.” Ferguson’s wife, Elizabeth J. Ferguson, preceeded him in death in 2007. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Bruce and Kathleen Ferguson, and Brian and Dianne Ferguson, and granddaughters Heather Ferguson and Taylor Ferguson. Gifts in his memory may be directed to the Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance, 1321 E. Victor Rd., Victor, N.Y. 14564. ■

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In Memoriam:

The Nobelest (1992 – 2009) by Gina Czupka Anyone who ever saw The Nobelest move will remember him. Even if they didn’t see him win his National Champion titles, with the fanfare of the crowd and the decoration of ribbons and roses, he was unforgettable as an ideal example of the Arabian English pleasure horse. For his owners, trainers and caretakers, he was a companion and a friend. His passing, on July 17, cut short the story of a uniquely talented horse and a breeding stallion whose potential was just beginning to shine through. The Nobelest came to Twin Creek Farms, and into Theresa Rorabaugh’s life in 2005, a few years after he had claimed his National Champion titles in English pleasure open and AAOTR. “I didn’t know Noble very well at the time, and I had just had a baby,” she says, laughing slightly at the memory of that rather overwhelming time. But where other stallions might have made the situation more stressful, The Nobelest proved himself to be a gentleman, and he quickly settled into life on the farm. “He was very, very happy here. At first he went home for the winters, but then, when Lisa and Chris Cortese bought him 2007, he stayed here full time. He had his own stall here, where he overlooked the farm, and had his own paddock where he would spend at least half the day.” The Corteses had become familiar with The Nobelest through breeding to him. They were so satisfied with the results that they kept bringing their mares back to the stallion, to the degree that, when he became available for purchase, his owners asked the Corteses if they would want to buy him. For English enthusiasts like the Corteses, it was an easy decision. The Nobelest’s career had developed at a slow pace, but the measured approach didn’t minimize his successes. He was 15 when the Corteses bought him, and he had been 8 and 9 years old when he claimed his national show ring titles. “Most stallions win as a junior horse, and they’re young and they’re already breeding,” Lisa Cortese says.

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“He got a late start, and not many people had bred to him. Once we did and could see what he produced—and what he produces is a true English horse—we built our program around him.” Rorabaugh says that The Nobelest added to what the Corteses already had started. “He was an inspiration for the Corteses in the continuation of breeding national-caliber horses,” she says. “It was taking a step up to create an even better horse.” The Nobelest’s own characteristics, which helped him to rise to the highest levels of competition and which he has passed on to his get, are attributable to a one-of-a-kind mare-stallion pairing. Multi-National Champion park horse MHR Nobility has many get, but only one out of Bey Aperitif V, herself a national champion in informal combination and a winner of numerous national top tens in park. In fact, The Nobelest was the only foal that Bey Aperitif V ever had. The cross brought together the meticulous breeding of Sheila Varian and the power of Polish bloodlines to produce a horse that was designed to perform. “He was the most impressive stallion I’ve seen in recent years, from a physical standpoint,” trainer John McCarty says. “He wasn’t tall, but as far as strength goes, his hind end was massive to drive what he did. His musculature was the most remarkable of any stallion I’ve ever been around.” Lisa Cortese adds that he was also unmistakably Arabian. “He was beautiful,” she says. “He wasn’t only an English horse—he was a beautiful animal. He had a nice soft eye, and tippy ears.” The genetic history that made The Nobelest such a performer also ensured that he would be a prepotent sire. “He was built to produce English horses,” Cortese says. “All of our offspring have a lot of hind end, they have great necks, and they’re easy to work with. He produced the ideal English horse—his statistics will prove that.”


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John McCarty, who is working with The Nobelest’s offspring, is impressed by their ability and potential. “They’re extremely talented,” he says. “I think they’re a little slower to mature, but that will give you a horse that will last longer in the show ring. They’re going to stay strong. Their necks, whatever their length, all hinge where we need and want them to, as English trainers. They’re very strong in the back end as they mature.”

about her horse, who was special to her because of his talents, but more importantly, because of his personality. “He was just a great animal in every way,” she says. “He had great temperament, he was great to be around, he was easy to work with as a stallion.” Theresa Rorabaugh echoes that sentiment. “When you work with English pleasure stallions, they’re usually hotter horses. But he was one of those horses—when they made him, they broke the mold.” ■

Some of his foals have already gone into the show ring, earning national and regional championships. “Of the foals that have competed, The Nobelest was 88 percent for his foals being shown and winning in the English division,” Rorabaugh says. “That’s a really high percentage, especially for a stallion standing at public stud.” In the years that she stood him at stud, Rorabaugh developed a real kinship with “Noble.” “My little girl was 2 1/2 years old when she started riding him bareback,” Rorabaugh says. “When I would take him out to go tease the mares, she’d ride him, and then I’d pull her off and go tease the mares, and then put her back on and go back to his paddock. He had a great mind, and true common sense; in the stallion barn, he was the anchor for all the youngsters coming in and out. He was part of our family.” Lisa Cortese still gets choked up when talking

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An Amateur Point Of View When We Lose—How To Make It Count by Russ Vento Most of the time, I talk about being positive. This month, I want to explore something that—let’s face it—is negative. That is losing, or not reaching our goals. What is the best way to handle that? It happens to all of us, no matter how hard we work or how much we plan. How do we make it positive?

has to be honest with you, and you have to be brutal with yourself. A really great aid in the process is a videotape. Two videotapes are even better: one that focuses on you throughout the class, and one general scan of everyone else so that you can see the horse or horses that beat you. Sometimes you’ll find the answer right there. If you are riding against crackerjack competitors, maybe they just out-performed you, and you’ll be able to see how you need to improve.

My first thought is that there are certain situations where the only thing a sane person can do is just shrug and say, “That’s life. Murphy’s Law is alive and well.” That applies when something entirely out of your control keeps you from reaching a goal. Say, your horse colics the night before a big class. Or right in the middle of a sterling performance some kid on the rail spooks your horse. In those few cases, I have no advice other than to be glad that there will always be another show down the line, because there is nothing you can do about what has happened.

Another helpful procedure is to reread the class specifications before you dissect your ride. Remind yourself what exactly the judges were looking for. For different classes, the ranking of the different attributes varies. Let’s say you were showing in country pleasure, where the most important feature is manners. You may have had the best horse in the ring and ridden it beautifully, but if it didn’t have the best manners, that may be why you didn’t get the blue ribbon.

Fortunately, however, those are relatively rare. In this column, I’m considering what happens more often than not for most of us. We go into a class, ride our socks off, and come out with a lower placing than we think we deserve. After doing everything right—preparing, practicing, having a good show—that can be hard to take. So, how do we handle it to make it less painful and more productive? The first step is to find a reason for what happened—not an excuse, but a reason. There is a difference. What works best for me is initially to keep my mouth shut—no dropping off the horse just past the out-gate, babbling away about how upset I am. I take a deep breath, go back to the barn, get my horse undone, and get a glass of water or a soda. That’s good advice for anyone; just take a step back. Don’t grab your trainer right away. Let him (or her) settle down and get organized before assessing what happened in the ring. The single most important thing you can do is discuss your ride with someone. Ideally, that is your trainer, but a knowledgeable friend will work too, especially if you train your own horse. The key is that whoever helps you

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If the answer still is not immediately apparent, then it’s time for some serious questioning. Were you really ready to compete in that class? Just because you want to show at Scottsdale or the Nationals—or any Class A show, if that is your goal—does not mean you are ready for it. Ask such questions as, “Do I have enough collection? Is my balance good enough? Am I using the right saddle? Does my horse look happy?” Take a long, hard look at your horse. Were you mounted correctly, or was your horse ahead of you? Was he ready for that class? We all love exciting, pretty horses, and if you own one, is it possible that you pushed a little too hard to get into the ring on it? Some trainers say they can get a horse ready in 60 days; others say it takes six months to a year. The truth is that while both scenarios are possible, the true 60-day wonders are few and far between. Another critical question is whether your horse is actually best suited to the class it is in. Here again, you have to be your own worst critic. Is he really an English horse—or a country, hunter or western horse? It is his ability that matters, not what you want to show in. If what you want to show in is not his strength, find another horse and let someone else enjoy the talents of your current horse.


An Amateur Point Of View And take a look at yourself. Does your division suit your personality? Are you a highly-strung personality trying to ride western? In some classes, an important factor is suitability of horse and rider, so take a good look at yourself and your horse. Are you the best natural match? A thorough search of your presentation covers a multitude of other topics as well: your clothes, your manner of riding, your balance, the bridling of your horse, your horse’s weight, and of course, your performance. (Was it up to the standard?) Be tough on yourself. With that in mind, you have to be able to listen to your trainer with an open mind. He or she wants you to win as badly as you do. They have to be able to be honest with us, able to say such things as, “You had a great go, but you didn’t walk, so you didn’t do the specs of the class,” or “you were hanging on your horse’s face,” or “you were picking at the horse.” If there is anything you need to improve, you have to find it. Another field of exploration is what actually happened in the ring. Too often, I see trainers telling their riders, “You so should have been in there. That other horse took the wrong lead and it made it in, and you didn’t.” Okay, that happens. You may have seen another competitor take a wrong lead, but there is no guarantee that the judge did. I’m neither condemning nor condoning what happened; I’m just saying that such an occurrence might be the reason you didn’t earn a better ribbon. (And if you stay around long enough, this situation will happen to you in reverse, and you’ll get the benefit of a judge’s attention being elsewhere.) You may just conclude that your performance was lackluster or not up to standard because you allowed your nerves to get to you. Nerves can throw both you and your horse off your game. It doesn’t matter if you’re riding a finished show horse or someone brand new, it happens to everyone. (It happens to friends and family too. What if you have a wacko parent like me, who was always nervous when my daughter showed? I had to get out of the barn!) Your horse senses that, your trainer picks up on it, and it has a domino effect. It changes your mood and, ultimately, your performance. Priority one has to be figuring out how to alleviate most of those nerves. My favorite solution is to picture myself riding a successful class. That doesn’t mean seeing myself winning, but just walking, trotting, cantering, and getting my leads. I take all negativity out of my thinking, and focus on how good it feels and how hard I’ve worked. Then it doesn’t matter so much how the judges place me. Something that I think helps everyone is recognizing that there are some outside factors we can control, and we can

improve our preparation by addressing them. For instance, sometimes the reason we didn’t do well is that we didn’t get enough sleep or we ate too much spicy food the night before the class. That can easily be remedied. We should recognize too that changes in routine can throw a horse off as well. If your horse has a foot’s worth of shavings at home and he gets to a show and has only six inches of shavings, he’s sleeping on a hard bed. Or if you feed your horse alfalfa at home and you don’t bring your hay with you, he’s experiencing a change in diet (alfalfa contains different proteins, so it tastes different from other feed). Those changes may make him feel different. I’m a stickler for keeping as much as possible the same, because if your horse reacts to things like that, it is silly not to keep him as happy as possible. It comes under the heading of good preparation for a show. Hauling horses also is important. Keep your horse as comfortable as you can. Horses are used to moving around, just as we are. If you sit still for hours, as when you’re on an airplane, you’ll get off stiff. It’s just like that for a horse. So maybe when you get your horse out of the trailer, you might take him for a 10- or 15-minute walk to let him readjust his body and get rid of muscle cramps. To wrap up, I think that it’s up to us as amateurs to try to figure out why we were rewarded as we were in the show ring. Let me add, in the majority of cases, I don’t believe that politics are involved (sometimes I’ve actually seen judges be harder on the well-known people because they expect them to be better). In the final analysis, we’re paying for a judge’s opinion. When it is not in our favor, accepting it becomes easier if we can figure out exactly why we got the ranking we did. Before signing off, I want to add one observation. Being able to ride and compete on horses is an incredible gift. The accomplishment of being able to get on a horse and with your body do maneuvers as one is amazing. That doesn’t happen overnight. Winning a prize is the icing on the cake. In horsemanship, what we have to figure out is how to make the cake. ■ For anyone who would like to email questions, topics, or comments, I can be reached at info@battagliafarms.com. I’d love to hear from you. Russell Vento Jr. has been involved in the Arabian industry for 30 years, and since 1989, has been a partner in Battaglia Farms. He has been honored twice with APAHA Amateur Horsemen’s Awards, and has been a Large R USAE/AHA judge since 1996. To date, he has owned or shown more than 30 U.S., Canadian and National Show Horse national champions, many of whom he shared with his daughter Skyler, a national champion rider in her own right. Now Vento and Bob Battaglia enjoy not only showing, but breeding champions and following the careers of horses from their program.

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Calendar Of Events Items for the calendar are run FREE of charge on a space-available basis. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. MAIL or FAX notices to Arabian Horse Times, Attention: Charlene Deyle, 299 Johnson Ave. Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093; phone 507-835-3204 or fax 507-835-5138 or e-mail: charlened@ahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

REGIONAL SHOWS & CHAMPIONSHIPS SEPTEMBER September 10-13, 2009, Region 7 Cutting/ Reining Cow/Working Cow Offsite Championship, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372.

SHOWS AUGUST August 21-23, 2009, Central Piedmont Arab Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. August 28-30, 2009, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Steven Pooch, 651-642-2314. SEPTEMBER September 3-7, 2009, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 4-6, 2009, AHASC Fall Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. September 4-7, 2009, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. September 4-7, 2009, Fall Arabian Classic, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. September 5-6, 2009, OHAHA Fall Show, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 5-6, 2009, Silver Spur All Arab, Little Valley, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. September 10-13, 2009, Pacific Royal Autumn Classic, Central Point, Oregon. Contact: Beth Garvison, 503-655-0386. September 10-13, 2009, SAAHA Silver Buckle I, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372.

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September 10-13, 2009, State Fair of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Lynda Pool, 936-564-3658. September 11-13, 2009, ABU All Arabian, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 12-13, 2009, Pennsylvania NW Summer Classic, Harlansburg, Pennsylvania. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. September 17-20, 2009, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Langley, British Columbia. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. September 18-20, 2009, Colorado Fall Charity, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. September 19, 2009, Saskatchewan Fall Classic, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. September 19-20, 2009, Rancho CA Fall Show, Temecula, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. September 19-20, 2009, MAHA Fall Show, Winona, Minnesota. www. mnarabhorse.com September 19-20, 2009, Indiana AHC Pro Am Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 24-26, 2009, Autumn Classic Arabian Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. September 25-27, 2009, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. September 25-27, 2009, American Royal Arabian Horse Show, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. OCTOBER October 1-2, 2009, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Sandra Byrd, 918-248-7731. October 10-11, 2009, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Olympia, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 21-24, 2009, NC State Fair Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. October 24-25, 2009, PMHA Morab National Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. NOVEMBER November 6-8, 2009, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. November 12-15, 2009, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 972-724-8503.

DISTANCE AUGUST August 22, 2009, Region 16 50 Mile Endurance Championship, Escoheag, Rhode Island. Contact: Cheryl Mastele, 860-349-1200. August 25-16, 2009, Pioneer Cabin 50 and 100 Mile Endurance Ride, Helena, Montana. Contact: Juli Muscutt, 406-449-8639. August 29-30, 2009, Happy Jack 50 Mile Endurance Ride, Laramie, Wyoming, Contact: Beth Buzis, 307-789-3113. August 29-30, 2009, Abi Khan+ Challenge 50 Mile CTR, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact: Mickie Newnam, 937-232-9256. SEPTEMBER September 5-7, 2009, White River Fall 55 and 50 Mile Endurance Ride, Hesperia, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-351-4433. September 10-12, 2009, Big South Fork I, II, and III 30, 50, 55 and 100 Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. September 13, 2009, Region 11 Competitive Trail Championship, Kimmundy, Illinois. Contact: Laura Hardway, 217-382-3377. September 19, 2009, Calero Classic 50 Mile Endurance Ride, San Jose, California. Contact: Margaret Graham, 408-209-0922. September 19, 2009, Virginia City 100 Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. September 19, 2009, Tin Cup Springs 50 Mile Endurance Ride, Luther, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-351-4433. September 19, 2009, Region 14 50 Mile Endurance and Competitive Trail Championships, Cleveland, Ohio. Contact: Cathy McClure, 419-622-4041. OCTOBER October 3-4, 2009, Region 5 Competitive Trail Championship, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Cindy Mercer, 509-624-7860. October 3-4, 2009, Riverside Glide 60 Mile CTR, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Cindy Mercer, 509-624-7860. October 3-4, 2009, Pine Marten Run 50 Mile Endurance Ride, Wetmore, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-351-4433. October 17, 2009, Foothills of the Cascade 50 Mile Endurance Ride, Mollala, Oregon. Contact: Jannelle Wilde, 541-849-2460. October 24, 2009, Region 2 55 Mile Endurance Championship, Tehachapi, California. Contact: Sandra Adams, 661-821-0368.


Calendar Of Events October 25, 2009, Bear Valley Endeavor 55 Mile Endurance Ride, Tehachapi, California. Contact: Sandra Adams, 661-821-0368. October 24-25, 2009, AHDRA III Big River 60 Mile Endurance Ride and 30 Mile CTR, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. NOVEMBER November 14, 2009, Region 7 Competitive Trail Championship, Sonoita, Arizona. Contact: Marilou Mann, 520-762-0554. November 14, 2009, SAAHA Las Cienega 25 and 35 Mile CTR, Sonoita, Arizona. Contact: Marilou Mann, 520-762-0554.

NATIONALS EVENTS August 17-22, 2009, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

September 22-27, 2009, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 23-31, 2009, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. October 27-31, 2009, AHA National Distance Championship, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS August 29-30, 2009, U.K.I.A.H.S., Towerlands, Great Britain. Contact: Mrs. Angela Angold, 0044-208-4282530, E-mail: angold@which.net September 26-27, 2009, All Nations Cup, Aachen, Germany. Contact: Mr. Diether von Kleist, 0049-511-3881180, E-mail: info@vzap.org; www.vzap.org

October 8-10, 2009, Middle East Championships, Amman, Jordan. Contact: Mrs. Ghalia Nooreddin, 00962-6-5650821, E-mail: rjeoffice@yahoo.com November 7-8, 2009, European Championship, Verona, Italy. Contact: Mr. Massimo Meldo, 0039-521-805250, E-mail: segreteria@anicahorse.org; www.anicahorse.org November 14-22, 2009, Brazilian Nationals, Ribeirão Preto – SP, Brazil. December 11-13, 2009, World Arabian Championships, Paris, France. Contact: Mrs. Agathe Jolly, 0033-1-49096080, E-mail: ajolly@comexpo-cheval.com; www.salon-cheval.com *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www. ecaho.org, for additional international shows and information.

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Handy Horse Tips Safe Tying by Lee Bolles clanging around as he tried to get away from the dog. Luckily, I was able to get the lead rope and circle him until he calmed down, and then we were able to remove the piece of wood. There are two safety lessons to learn from the above episode. One lesson is to always tie your horse to a sturdy structure. Give it a tug to find out if the wood has rotted or some of the bolts have come loose. You won’t duplicate the strength of a horse in panic mode, but you might discover if something isn’t as sturdy as it looks. Just like we

“However, I was glad I adhered to an old procedure; I rarely tie a horse in cross-ties. I typically use one of the ties and loop a lead rope through the other side. So, if I get into trouble with a panicking horse, I have a shot at controlling him with my lead rope.”

New horse, new environment, new dog … it could have been a recipe for disaster. I recently hauled a relatively new horse to my daughter’s house for my granddaughter to ride. I had worked with this horse quite a bit, and my granddaughter had ridden him at my place. They both check our other equipment (stirrup leathers and girths), seemed to get along quite well. However, I was glad I anything we use around a horse needs to be checked for adhered to an old procedure; I rarely tie a horse in crosssafety. The second lesson is to use break-away cross-ties ties. I typically use one of the ties and loop a lead rope or keep the lead rope on and tie it in a quick release through the other side. So, if I get into trouble with a fashion or loop it through the other cross-tie eyelet. panicking horse, I have a shot at controlling him with my By helping the horse escape lead rope. This method has saved (and not continue to pull against horses and myself from injuries in “Just like we check our fixed objects when in panic the past, and it worked again with my other equipment (stirrup mode), it is far more likely both granddaughter’s new horse. you and the horse will walk away leathers and girths), without injury. We were getting the gelding ready anything we use around to ride one day when the new puppy a horse needs to be I’m happy to report that my decided to introduce himself to the checked for safety.” granddaughter and her horse are horse. The puppy was extremely getting along famously now, and aggressive and loud. The horse I’m looking forward to watching them progress over the panicked, reared back and pulled a big chunk of wood off next several years. The dog is still around, and he just has the divider along with the eyelet holding the cross-tie. to learn about proper barn etiquette. ■ Thus, there was the gelding with a two-foot piece of wood

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Index Of Advertisers A Addis Equine Auctions, Inc.............................. 253 Alliance Farm ...................................50Reg.9 (222) Arabian Horse Galleries ....................................... 5 Arabian Horse Times’ Online Classifieds ........... 255 Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Cards .... 54Reg.9 (226) Arabian Horse Times’ Subscription ...... 53Reg.9 (225) Arabians Ltd.......................................9Reg.9 (181) Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain .. 6, 7MN (122, 123) Argent Farms, LLC ...............22, 23MN (138, 139) B Battaglia Farms....FC, 21MN (137), 263-292, IBC Baywood Equestrian Center .............49Reg.9 (221) Bellbrook Farm................................................... 87 Boisvert Farms, LLC .............. 4, 5Reg.9 (176, 177) Buckshot Farms .................................................. 84 C Canyon Creek Ranch ................ 272, 273, 286, 287 Caruth Arabians & Half-Arabians ......................... ................................. 13Reg.9 (185), 55Reg.9 (227) Cazam Farms ................................................72-76 Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc...................................... ....................88, 89, 10, 11MN (126, 127), 164, 165 Chase Harvill Training Center ...........8Reg.9 (180) Chauncey-Siar, Sharon ..............................270, 271 ChriShan Park – KC .......................................... 84 Colonial Wood Training Center .........2Reg.9 (174) Conway Arabians ............................................. 158 Cortese Arabians ...........................................18, 19 D Dearing Farms ............................172, 1Reg.9 (173) Desert Rose Stables LLC ..........................284, 285 Dol Rae Arabians ...............................17MN (133) Dorin, Carol ..................................................... 280 Double U Ranch ....................... 266, 267, 290, 291 Dremul Enterprises, Inc. .......... 268, 269, 292, IBC DST Arabians ............................. 116, 1MN (117) Dutch Joe Ranch ................................................ 20 E Eleanor’s Arabian Farm .............. 40MN (156), 157 Enchanted Acres, Inc.......................................... 65 Enzo Ltd. ..............................38, 39MN (154, 155) F Featherlite Trailers ..............................36MN (152) Flying A Ranch .................................................. 54 Four Moore Ranch ...........................17Reg.9 (189) Frierson Atkinson ............................................. 254 Full Moon Arabians ......................................... 109 Furioso Farm .....................................................BC

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G Gallún Farms, Inc. .................38, 39MN (154, 155) Garrett Training Concepts, Inc........................... 85 Gemini Acres ................................................26-31 Gemini Ranch ....................................20MN (136) Genesis Training Center........... 8, 9MN (124, 125) Greymoor Farm ........................ 2, 3MN (118, 119) H Heartland Ventures, LLC ................................. 254 Heathcott Ltd.............................91, 51Reg.9 (223) Heritage Hills Arabians.............................274, 275 Hoffman International Properties .......................... ............................................ 18, 19Reg.9 (190, 191) J J.D.D.K. Arabians ..............................16MN (132) Jade Creek Arabians ...........................25MN (141) Janel’s Training Center ....................................... 95 K K Bar K Arabians ............................................... 54 Kaplan, Nancy ...............................................82, 83 Karma Arabians................................48Reg.9 (220) Kiesner Training ................................................8, 9 L Larry Shallcross, Attorney At Law .... 52Reg.9 (224) LaSalle Harness Co. ........................................ 253 Linear Rubber Products, Inc. ........................... 254 Live Oak Arabians, Inc........... 6, 7Reg.9 (178, 179) Lucky Seven Partners ............... 4, 5MN (120, 121) M Manam Arabians ................................34MN (150) McNamara Company .........................37MN (153) Meadow Creek Farm.......................................... 91 Michael Byatt Arabians .................................14, 15 Midwest.........................................................21-31 Midwest Station I, Inc. ................ 116, 1MN (117) Mike Neal Arabian Center, LLC ........................... ......................................24MN (140), 34MN (150) Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc................. ...............................................26-31MN (142-147) N NN Elite Arabians ...........................15Reg.9 (187) North Arabians International Training Center .... 2, 3 North Arabians......................18, 19MN (134, 135) O Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm .....21Reg.9 (193) Oak Ridge Arabians ......................................24, 25 P P & S Enterprises, Inc. .................................... 254 Palmetto Arabians ..............................23MN (139) Pay-Jay Arabians .............................................. 254 Peach Creek Farms ........................................78, 79 Prestige Farms LLC ......................................80, 81

Q Quail Ridge Arabians ................................276, 277 Quarry Hill Farm ............................................... 77 R R.O. Lervick Arabians ................................93, 254 Rae-Dawn Arabians ............... 12, 13, 33MN (149) Ross Tarkington Stable.............159, 16Reg.9 (188) Rushlow’s Farm .................................................. 92 S Schwichtenberg, Sharon ..................................... 90 Shada, Inc. .............................................................. ........ 4, 5MN (120, 121), 7MN (123), 35MN (151) Showtime Training Center ................ 55-64, 82, 83 Silver Wind Arabians ......... 10, 11Reg.9 (182, 183) Sitomer, Gabrielle ......................................288, 289 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ...................10, 11 Stachowski Farm, Inc.....................................16, 17 Strawberry Banks Farm ................................IFC, 1 Sypolt Insurance Services, Inc. ......................... 255 T Ted Carson Training Center, Inc. at Butler Farms Arabians ...........................................16MN (132) Terry Flanagan Realty ...................................... 253 The ABC Farm ................................................... 94 The Brass Ring .........................56Reg.9 (228), 229 The Encore Select Group ..............................48-53 The Hat Lady ................................................... 253 The Marhaabah Legacy Group............................. 7 The ML Mostly Padron Syndicate ......................... ...............................................12, 13MN (128, 129) The Xtreme Partnership ..................................... 65 Toskhara Arabians ............................14Reg.9 (186) Triton Barn Systems ......................................... 231 Twin Creek Farms .................. 18, 19, 17MN (133) V Vallejo III, Inc.....................................3Reg.9 (175) Valley Oak Arabians ..........................................BC Varian Arabians .............14, 15MN (130, 131), 255 Victoria Arabians LLC ...................................... 86 W Western Cross Arabians & Pintos....20Reg.9 (192) Westridge Farms.................................35MN (151) White Rock Farms, Inc. ................................... 171 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ...................... 253 Wil-O-Mar Arbians ..........................32MN (148) Windwalker Enterprises LLC ................................ ............................. FC, 264, 265, 278, 279, 281-283 Wolf Point Ranch, LLC ................................... 230 Z Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd. .... 12Reg.9 (184)


The team that gets results ... Bob Battaglia Jeff Lovejoy Russ Vento Lou Sichini

58 Regional Championships and Reserves in 2009 Regions 1, 2 & 7 Headed to the Nationals

Scottsdale, Arizona Bob Battaglia • Russell Vento Jr. 480-585-9112

www.BattagliaFarms.com

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Second Sight Afires Vision x Silver Fantasy PV 2008 National Reserve Champion Scottsdale Reserve Champion Region 7 Champion

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

Owned by: Windwalker Enterprises LLC Karen & Olivia Stull Scottsdale, Arizona

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PA

Elusive Emanor x PA Screen Play Region 1 Champion Region 7 Champion Scottsdale Reserve Champion

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Arabian Country English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

Owned by: Double U Ranch The Willett Family Mesa, Arizona

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Rubie Slippers Aploz x April Ruby U.S. National Reserve Champion 2010 H/A English AAOTR with Susan Drescher-Mulzet

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Owned by: Dremul Enterprises, Inc. Susan Drescher-Mulzet & Mark Mulzet Paradise Valley, Arizona

AUGUST 20 09 | 269


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Matador Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not 2008 National Reserve Champion Region 2 Champion

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

Owned by: Sharon Chauncey-Siar Scottsdale, Arizona

In The Chauncey Tradition

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Maxamilliann Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine Region 2 Champion

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure with Jeff Lovejoy

Owned by: Canyon Creek Ranch Sandy Davis & Brandy Sharp Alta Loma, California

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H ERITAGE H ILLS A RABIANS ...

WITHSTANDING THE TEST OF TIME .

Heritage Sultan The name Heritage Hills has been synonymous

Heritage Bey King x Extra Buttons

with the elevated art of Arabian horse breeding for over 50 years. The Heritage Hills program has been responsible for breeding numerous National

Region 2 Champion Region 7 Champion

Champions from Halter to Park. In particular, the Heritage Hills breeding line has produced many notables such as National Champions Hallelujah Bask, Heritage Emir+, Happy Ours and Heritage Bey King. On the highly prized halter side, the Heritage Hills lines are very well known as top producers of National Champion halter horses such as Ali Jamaal, TJS Georgie Girl and Heritage Desiree.

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Available for purchase


Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Bob Battaglia

Owned by: Heritage Hills Arabians Ward & Jane Weaver Kewaskum, Wisconsin 262-626-8010 ~ 262-355-6510 cell

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR with Sherry Layne

ALL STARR TTake Ta a Heart x Always MTA Multi-National Champion M Scottsdale Champion S R Region 1 Champion R Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Quail Ridge Arabians Bruce & Sherry Layne Henderson, Nevada

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Half-Arabian English Show Hack with Jeff Lovejoy

ALL STARR Take Heart x Always MTA Multi-National Champion Scottsdale Reserve Champion Region 2 Champion Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Quail Ridge Arabians Bruce & Sherry Layne Henderson, Nevada

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A IRES VISION Afire Bey V x Matoskette Multi-National Champion English Pleasure, Park and Combination Multi-Region 7 Champion

For breeding information, contact: BATTAGLIA FARMS

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Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD Arabian Park AAOTR wiith with th K aren nS tullll tu tull Karen Stull

Owned Ow wned by by: y: Windwalker Wind Wi ndwa nd w lke wa lk ker E En Enterprises nterrpr nt p is ses L LLC LC L C Kare Kare Ka en & Ol O Oliv liv ivia ia S St tull tu ulll Karen Olivia Stull Scot Sc ott tts tsda dale Arizona A iz Ar zon o a Scottsdale,

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR with Carol Dorin

HERITAGE BEY KAT Heritage Bey King x Cats Alectra Heir GM Multi-Champion Region 7 Top Five

Owned by: Carol Dorin Calgary, Alberta

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Half-Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Half-Arabian Side Saddle English with Karen Stull

PENELOPE KREWSE Krewe x Sultan's Final Dawn Multi-Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Windwalker Enterprises LLC Karen & Olivia Stull Scottsdale, Arizona

AUGUST 20 09 | 281


Arabian English Show Hack with Jeff Lovejoy

EA

GALAXY AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala A Multi-National Champion M Region 1 Champion R R Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Windwalker Enterprises LLC Karen & Olivia Stull Scottsdale, Arizona

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Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Arabian Native Costume AAOTR with Karen Stull

EA

GALAXY AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala Multi-National Champion Region 1 Champion Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Windwalker Enterprises LLC Karen & Olivia Stull Scottsdale, Arizona

AUGUST 20 09 | 283


Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Maturity with Stephanie Stewart

Elegant Revival Revival R Re e x RWValentineKaandi 2009 20 0 Region 1 Reserve Champion 2009 Region 7 Reserve Champion 20

Owned by: Desert Rose Stables LLC The Stewart Family Park City, Utah

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Bob Battaglia

Elegant Revival Revival x RWValentineKaandi 2009 Region 1 Champion

Owned by: Desert Rose Stables LLC The Stewart Family Park City, Utah

AUGUST 20 09 | 285


Maxamilliann Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine Region 1 Reserve Champion Region 2 Reserve Champion

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR with Brandy Sharp

Owned by: Canyon Creek Ranch Sandy Davis & Brandy Sharp Alta Loma, California

AUGUST 20 09 | 287


PATINA A IRE A re Bey Afi Bey V x Primroza P National Reserve Champion Region 7 Reserve Champion

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR with Gabrielle Sitomer

Owned by: Gabrielle Sitomer and Jason Koy Houston, Texas

AUGUST 20 09 | 289


PA

Elusive Emanor x PA Screen Play Region 2 Champion

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR with Carol Willett

Owned by: Double U Ranch The Willett Family Mesa, Arizona

AUGUST 20 09 | 291


Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR with Susan Drescher-Mulzet

ASTRO MAN Hucklebey Berry x Scarlet Haze H National Champion N R Region 1 Champion R Region 2 Champion

Owned by: Dremul Enterprises, Inc. Susan Drescher-Mulzet & Mark Mulzet Paradise Valley, Arizona


Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Arabian Park AAOTR with Susan Drescher-Mulzet

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INITY Mamage x Broadway Play National Champion Region 1 Champion Region 7 Champion

Owned by: Dremul Enterprises, Inc. Susan Drescher-Mulzet & Mark Mulzet Paradise Valley, Arizona


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