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“We have bred several mares to Afires Heir and are very pleased with the results. He has consistently improved the length and shape of their necks. All display excellent English type, athleticism and carriage. I am convinced that Afires Heir is the heir apparent to Afire Bey V.� ~Johnny Ryan

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August 2010

Contents 32

2010 Leading Juvenile Sires by Linda White

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Halter—Those Fabulous Futurities, Part II by Mary Kirkman

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Chiquinho Rego Training Center by Mary Kirkman

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Cover Story: Eduardo Gama’s Haras Santa Ventura by Mary Kirkman

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English Pleasure Takes Center Stage by Colleen Scott

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The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman—John Rannenberg by Mary Kirkman

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2010 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival & Stallion Service Auction

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40 Years Of Arabian Horse Times—Ever Changing Times by Linda White

164

Leaders Of The Times—Marjestic WA by Colleen Scott

4 Region 9

Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm by Colleen Scott

20 Region 9

The 2010 Region 9 Show by Colleen Scott

219

2010 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest Winner Marhaabahs Melody by Linda White

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by Sandee Andrews

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On The Cover: Renee El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x Renee El Li), owned by Haras Santa Ventura.

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The Yahoos

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Comments From The Editor

228

Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland

230

A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

233

Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles

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Calendar Of Events

240

Looking Ahead

247

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 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 Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Director of Interactive Bill Konkol © 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 41, 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 the next few months, I am going to share the comment page with individuals who have helped shape the Arabian Horse Times throughout the past 40 years. These are people you may or may not see at a horse show, but their efforts on behalf of the magazine and the Arabian horse have made a lasting impact on our community. To start us off, Linda White, a longtime contributor to the magazine, talks of her introduction to Arabian Horse Times and the ties that have happily bound her life to the Arabian horse breed. My Arabian Horse Times adventures began at the 1981 Santa Barbara Spring Show. I was sitting outdoors, in the stabling area, when an AHT sales rep familiar with my work approached me. Would I write them a series of articles about Saddlebreds and Saddlebred bloodlines? These would appear in an upcoming issue about Half-Arabians, an increasingly popular variation on the Arabian theme in 1981. The new National Show Horse Registry was just getting off the ground, and Arabian/AQHA crosses had yet to shine, in disciplines that didn’t exist. The first horse I ever showed was a Half-Arabian, so that initial assignment was a perfect fit. Twenty-nine years later, I can look back with pride and affection. Lucky me! Not only do I get to write about what I love most for a steadily growing readership, but the magazine also sends me to places I might never have visited otherwise. Best of all, I have made lasting friendships by way of my Arabian Horse Times role. I have become more accountable for understanding the endless transitions that affect every facet of Arabian horsedom. Superior feeds, more effective parasite control, better lifelong care and management, informed breeding decisions and other choices bring us Arabians and Half-Arabians whose beauty, talent and appeal seem to grow with every foal crop. This Arabian Horse Times association has enriched my life, and has helped me gain a greater understanding of all things equine, and of you and me. — Linda White

Thank you, Linda, for sharing with us your thoughts. It has truly been my pleasure to work with you over these many years, and I look forward to the years ahead together with just as much enthusiasm as when we first met.

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U. S . Nat i o na l C ha m pi o n

*Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal

The Source for Spectacular … Worldwide! SHAMELESS SWA x Kupol daughter Owned by Glenn Van Cauwenbergh, Belgium PHOTO BY JUTTA KOOLS

The Marhaabah Legacy Group Chris Anckersen, Manager 864-647-7588 • anckersen@aol.com www.Marhaabah.com

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In Pursuit of Excellence LEADING THE WAY ... Leading Leading Leading Leading

Juvenile Sire Sweepstakes Sire Scottsdale Sire All-Time National Winner

National Champion Yearling • National Champion Stallion

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STONE RIDGE ARABIANS Dan and Maureen Grossman Bloomington, Indiana

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Excellence as a sire ...

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U.S. National Reserve Champion Park Canadian National Reserve Champion Park Region 15 Champion Pleasure Driving Multi-Regional Champion Park, Driving & English Pleasure Scottsdale Top Five Stallion Halter Multi-U.S National Top Tens in Pleasure Driving (Including 2009)

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


The sire who puts

pretty back in performance!

(1.)

(4.)

(3.)

(2.)

(1.) Double Fire SMP (2.) Unforgettable SMP (3.) Aequuity SMP (4.) Arias SMP

2009 Grey Filly 2010 Bay Filly 2009 Bay Colt 2009 Bay Colt

By PS Afire Chief+, out of an Afire Bey V daughter By PS Afire Chief+, out of a Khouros daughter By PS Afire Chief+, out of an Aequus daughter By PS Afire Chief+, out of a HF Mr. Chips daughter

Huckleberry Bey++

Bay El Bey++ Taffona

Afire Bey V Autumn Fire

*Bask++ Sparklingburgundy

The Chief Justice

*Bask++ Sey Cherie

Justa Glow+/ Bint Galoria

Naborrs Lancer Galoria

Rod & Jacqueline Thompson Trainer Mike Miller • Mike@smparabians.com 1558 Muddy Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772 865.388.0507 • www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

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SCOTTSDALE UNANIMOUS CHAMPION

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D A K N C IELS A L B NEW

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owned by: Bryan and Joanne Grossman

standing at stud: Stachowski Farm, Inc. Mantua, Ohio . 330.274.2494

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Excitement in the Northwest!

Congratulations

to Kelli Aguirre on the purchase of All Or Nuttin PF and Elizabeth Tyler on the purchase of Tornado Warning PF

All Or Nuttin PF Undulata’s Nutcracker x Afires Quintina

Machine Gun Fire PF Baske Afire x Lady Machine

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Offering Arabian and Half-Arabian prospects and some of our 2010 foals. TALENTED PROSPECTS SHE’S A HOTTY Afire Bey V x She’s A High Roller, 2/17/2006, Bay, Half-Arabian Mare PERI HEIRESS Periaptor x Pro Mahagony Lady, 1/21/2005, Bay, Half-Arabian Mare MESQUITE HEAT PF Baske Afire x Cactus Rose JK, 5/24/2007, Bay, Arabian Gelding ESPIONAGE PF Mamage x Empress of Bask, 2/25/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Gelding MD BELLAMESA MHR Nobility x MC Bellasera, 4/8/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Mare OUTLAWS EXPRESS Afire Bey V x Express Yourself, 2/24/2007, Bay, Half-Arabian Gelding CANT CONTROLLER PF Baske Afire x Shes A High Roller, 4/1/2007, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Mare MACHINE GUN FIRE PF Baske Afire x Lady Machine, 4/20/2007, Bay, Half-Arabian Gelding HORNS AND HALOS PF Baske Afire x Petite Sweet, 5/3/2007, Bay, Half-Arabian Mare Full sister to National Champion JB Hometown Hottie 2010 FOALS CATTATONIC SHOC PF SF Specs Shocwave x Cat, Bay, Arabian Colt GOOD TIME GIRL PF Hucks Connection V x Goodie Two Shoes, Bay, Arabian Filly ETERNAL FIRE PF Afire Bey V x MWF Elzbieta, Bay, Arabian Filly FLIRTACIOUS FIRE PF Afire Bey V x PF Im Flattered, Bay, Arabian Filly GREAT AND NOBLE PF MHR Nobility x HF Luck Bea Lady, Chestnut, Arabian Colt HEIRBORNE EXPRESS PF Afires Heir x Miz Marguerita V, Bay, Arabian Colt HEIROGANCE PF Afires Heir x VTM Pistachia, Bay, Arabian Colt NOBLE VISION PF MHR Nobility x Neveah W, Chestnut, Arabian Filly TOMMY BAHAMA PF Vegas x A Blessing, Bay, Arabian Colt ATOMIC FIREBALL PF Baske Afire x Baby Ima Star, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Colt full-brother to Shaken Rattlen Rollen HIGH AND TEIT PF Majesteit x Made You Look, Bay, Half-Arabian Colt

Call for complete sales list and DVD ... better yet, come see them in person!

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there is no mystery why he is the ...

Magic Wan

OF W

TRUE

TO HIS ILLUSTRIOUS HERITAGE

SIRE

- MARWAN AL SHAQAB

GRANDSIRE - MAGNUM PSYCHE

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2008 U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING COLT 2010 SCOTTSDALE RESERVE CHAMPION STALLION

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Arabian Horse Times’ 40th Anniversary Celebration Began In July ...

The Party Starts In Tulsa!! Be sure and stop by the Arabian Horse Times booth during U.S. Nationals ... OFTEN!

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Khidar Ansata Sinan x Elizja by Esta Ghalil

Salim Mattar Office Phone 55 31 3247 7000 Stud Phone 55 31 3712 8101 info@harassahara.com www.harassahara.com Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais Brazil US contact Mรกrio Zerlotti Office Phone 1 830 569 8913 mario@zerlottiequine.com Pleasanton Texas USA

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MargaretMarinho MONDODESIGN

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MargaretMarinho MONDODESIGN

MargaretMarinho MONDODESIGN


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2010 Leading Juvenile Sires by Linda White

The operative word here is popular: P-O-P-U-L-A-R. Popular means “sought out by many” and “liked, admired or appreciated by many people.” What a precise description of the young stallions in this article! Their impeccable pedigrees and enviable show records alone would make terrific copy for any stallion’s resume. Note that we have used the word “stallion,” and not “sire,” because neither the most aristocratic ancestors nor lists

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of sizzling show ring victories really address what kind of sire he will be. These stallions are all young, and so are their progeny. However, this season and next, these juvenile sires’ fi rst foal crops will be appearing in performance, too. This all registers with people who are looking for show prospects, so these sires’ numbers can only continue to go up.


2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

The following list consists of purebred stallions, 8 years old and younger, who have no fewer than 20 registered purebred get as of July 14, 2010. List provided by AHA.

# FOALS STALLION

DOB

SIRE X DAM

149

DA Valentino

2/28/03 (7)

Versace x DA Love

105

Afires Heir

7/02/02 (8)

Afire Bey V x Brassmis

101

Ames Charisma

3/14/02 (8)

Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage

97

Justify

4/14/03 (7)

Magnum Psyche x S Justadream

95

MPA Giovanni

5/19/02 (8)

Da Vinci FM x Glitzy

63

Bremervale Andronicus

8/20/02 (8)

Desperado x Bremervale Rhapsody

53

Mazkarade

3/02/02 (8)

Dakar El Jamaal x Majalis

50

Eden C

3/29/05 (5)

Enzo x Silken Sable

49

Marhaabah

3/01/04 (6)

Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal

45

NYN Hisani

4/22/04 (6)

Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace

44

QR Marc

2/28/05 (5)

Marwan Al Shaqab x Swete Dreams

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A Jakarta

3/12/04 (6)

Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara

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Imperial Mistaar

6/02/02 (8)

Imperial Baarez x Imperial Mistilll

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Bellagio RCA

3/04/03 (7)

Alixir x Rhapsody In Black

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Fausto CRH

3/20/03 (7)

Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal

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Bel Aire V

3/20/03 (7)

Baske Afire x Balquelotta V

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Adoniis

5/02/03 (7)

Baske Afire x Coladina

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Arbiteur

5/22/02 (8)

Regal Actor JP x Genevieve C

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A Noble Cause

5/11/03 (7)

IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire

27

Ever After NA

3/05/05 (5)

Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA

27

Vegaz

7/05/03 (7)

Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay

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The Singleton

5/04/02 (8)

Thee Desperado x Alia Riyala

25

AOF Fareed

4/01/04 (6)

AOF Hadj Ali x FAA Cherie

25

Amaar Al Rayyan

3/01/03 (7)

Ashhal Al Rayyan x Al Wajba Al Rayyan

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Aria Impresario

4/16/06 (4)

Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica

23

Marajj

3/29/04 (6)

Marwan Al Shaqab x RGA Kouress

23

ROL Intencyty

5/21/02 (8)

Out Of Cyte x Intensive QCA

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2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

Valentino DA

DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) Owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman Bloomington, Ind.

“DA Valentino is one of the breed’s all-time leading show stallions,” says David Boggs, his handler since August 2004. “He has won six national championships, and was unanimous Supreme Champion at Scottsdale, which rarely happens. At his first horse show, in May 2004, he was the Region 12 Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion. That was where I saw him. He gave me goose bumps on my goose bumps! “From the moment I saw him, I was in awe, so I flew to Dolorosa Arabians, where I finally persuaded his breeders to sell Dan and Maureen Grossman a half interest in him. In August 2004, Dolorosa decided to part with their half interest, and the Grossmans became his sole owners. That October he won the 2004 Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Championship at U.S. Nationals.” Affi rming Boggs’ estimation, DA Valentino’s 2004 national championship was followed by five more, in successive years. In 2006, he was named U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt, Canadian National Champion Stallion 2 and Over, and U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion. In 2007 and 2008, he repeated his title in Junior Stallions. “He is a joy to show, and as he matures, the transformation is never-ending,” Boggs adds. “He continues to get better, mind, body and soul. And his foals are incredible! In 2009 he was the leading Arabian Breeders’ Sweepstakes sire: four of the top ten colts were his, and two or three of the fi llies! His appeal is worldwide. The market has embraced this horse. We export a lot of his frozen semen, and to date we have sold $6 million worth of yearlings and weanlings. His young offspring are winning at the class ‘A,’ regional and national levels.” He chuckles. “People are starting to call him ‘Lord of the Rings.’”

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2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

Afires Heir Afi res Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis) Owned by Bill and Shirley Reilich Louisville, Tenn. In the last three years Afi res Heir has won three unanimous U.S. National English Pleasure Championships and two Scottsdale English Pleasure Championships (the 2007 titles were in Junior English). It all began in 2003, when Bill and Shirley Reilich asked Joel Kiesner to find them a really top English performance prospect that they could have fun with. Who knew that the young horse they found at Tim and Marty Shea’s would turn into the phenom that he has? His show record speaks for itself, and now his babies are about to do the talking. “We have no mares, so we bred him to five outside mares as a 3-year-old,” says Reilich. “Those foals are now 4, and three have been shown. One was 2010 Region 15 English Pleasure Junior Champion. Another was 2010 Region 12 English Pleasure Futurity Champion. The third was a Class ‘A’ 2010 Country English Pleasure Junior Champion. All of his foals are out of outside mares. That’s an enormous testament to the horse’s popularity.” “His babies are so trainable and capable,” adds Kiesner. “They will open new doors to people who have preconceived ideas about what purebred English horses are like to ride. These Afires Heir progeny are going to naturally carry their heads up, with soft polls. Their natural balance and elasticity are hallmarks of Afires Heir and his offspring. Th is new generation of English horses that Afires Heir creates is going to be the same kind of evolutionary jump as the one from a Model T to a Jaguar. “He is proving to be a great sire, and his career is just beginning,” Kiesner says. “He is putting his stamp on all his babies. We are thrilled. I can’t wait till more people see them!”

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2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

Justify

Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) Owned by David and Tammy Corning Olympia, Wash. Justify is following his brief show career by making a name for himself as a sire. He was 2004 U.S. National Top Ten in the Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes, an impressive follow-up to a 2004 Region 14 Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt Championship. David and Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell had bought the chestnut colt as an unborn foal from his breeders, Michael and Rachel Wilmet.

Justify was bred as a 2-year-old, so his oldest offspring, 18 of them registered to date, are now 4 years old. Bob Boggs can’t hide his excitement when he talks about the first Justify offspring coming out under saddle. Boggs and his wife, Janene, have bred and raised numerous national halter and performance champions out of their select broodmare band, and this young sire has gotten Boggs’s full attention. “We have been hand-picking mares to breed to him,” he acknowledges, “and all the right performance professionals are asking about his offspring. “Four of his oldest are going to U.S. Nationals: three of them in performance and a purebred halter futurity gelding, with Austin Boggs. J.T. Keller has a HalfArabian by Justify in western pleasure junior horse, Gordon Potts has another good Half-Arabian by Justify, and a 4-year-old Justify purebred Janene and I bred is going in the hunter pleasure futurity. “Every breeder tries to read a little bit of tomorrow’s newspaper today,” Boggs cracks, “but the four going to U.S. Nationals this year, in my opinion, have national championship potential. There will be more of them under saddle in 2011.” “We are so proud of what Justify has done,” Tammy Corning says. “We could not be more pleased.”

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Giovanni

2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

MPA

MPA Giovanni (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy) Owned by The Larry Jerome Family Barron, Wis.

MPA Giovanni was named 2005 U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt. Although a broken leg sidelined what promised to be a stellar show career, he has been making a name for himself as a sire. Mike Van Handel manages Jerland’s breeding and in-house training with his wife, Indira, who is Jerome’s daughter. Both have animal science degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and Van Handel is going back to school this fall to earn his doctorate in veterinary medicine. “His offspring are winning everywhere,” Van Handel says. “Ucello J, an MPA Giovanni colt out of a *Khadraj NA daughter, won the futurity at the 2010 World Cup and was Region 3 yearling colt winner; Estancia W, a filly out of a *Khadraj NA daughter, was reserve champion in the World Cup Futurity. MPA Giorgina, out of a Padrons Psyche daughter, was the 2010 Scottsdale Signature Champion Yearling Filly, as well as the 2010 Region 12 Yearling Filly Champion. Kharbonation J, out of a Kharben daughter, was 2010 Reserve Champion in the Scottsdale Signature yearling colt class before he was exported to Australia. MPA Giuliani, out of a Padrons Psyche daughter, was recently named 2010 Swedish National Champion Stallion at age 4. In the Half-Arabian echelon, Blue Moon J, from a Cytosk daughter, was 2007 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Filly, and went on to become the 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion in that division. Her full sister was a 2008 U.S. National Top Ten in the Western Pleasure Futurity. Probably the most famous Giovanni daughter is Miss Giovanna, from a Zortann daughter, who was a 2008 National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly, and now will be competing in the 2010 U.S. National Futurity Fillies class. “He is a fantastic horse, and his oldest offspring are only 5, but the more people see them, the more recognition he will get as a leading sire,” Van Handel continues, with good reason. “He consistently gives his foals his long legs, his short, strong coupling, his well-set neck and laid back shoulder, and his beauty and exotic Arabian type.” Larry Jerome, who began Jerland’s Arabian breeding program 35 years ago, bought MP Giovanni as a long yearling from his breeders, Karen and Andrew Wilson. “His 2005 U.S. National Futurity Championship was an affirmation that he was everything we wanted and more,” says Jerome. “He is also the smartest, kindest horse I have ever had. We took him to Scottsdale this year for the first time since he broke his leg. When we brought him out, he was so calm, and he let people pet him, despite the fact that it was pouring rain outside, so he was crowded into the barn aisle, with only about 18 inches of space between him and the huge crowd that had gathered to see him.”

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2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

Mazkarade

A 2010 Leading Juvenile Sire, Mazkarade (Dakar El Jamaal x Majalis) is owned by Intara Arabians and managed by Doug Dahmen, Santa Maria, Calif.

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Marhaabah

2010 LEADING JUVENILE SIRES

Marhaabah (Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal) Owned by The Marhaabah Legacy Group Long Creek, S.C.

Marhaabah is unique. He was 2007 U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt and 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Junior Stallion, an unusual feat. He is a national champion; his sire, Marwan Al Shaqab, is a national champion; and his dam, Shalina El Jamaal, is also a national champion. Those assets alone set him apart from most horses. But there is something more that makes him unique: his popularity. Chris Anckersen, who stands, trains and shows Marhaabah for the Marhaabah Legacy Group, explains. “We are very pleased that 109 breeders, from nine countries—10, if we count the United States—have bred mares to Marhaabah. A number of those 109, at least 25 percent, have bred multiple mares. They love him overseas, so the frozen semen we ship them is a big hit. His cooled semen ships great, too,” he adds. “A colt and fi lly from his first foal crop, full siblings out of a Versace daughter, won four regional yearling championships!” Anckersen has managed a number of straight Egyptian stallions, including *Ali Jamaal. Marhaabah’s dam is an *Ali Jamaal granddaughter through her sire, Parys El Jamaal. “Marhaabah’s dam sets him apart from other Marwan Al Shaqab sons because of her unusual quality,” states Anckersen. “He is a lot of horse: very masculine and charismatic, but very responsive and intelligent, and he takes well to training. He is not aggressive with people; he likes them. When a visitor walks by his stall, he will press his cheek up to the stall front, asking to be petted.” Greg Gallún showed Marhaabah at Scottsdale as a yearling for Michael Byatt and Roger and Stephanie McMahon, who had bought him as partners from his breeders, Hank and Sandy DeShazer. “After I saw him, I wanted him,” Anckersen admits, “so I put together a group of eight investors, and they became The Marhaabah Legacy Group. The group purchased the yearling colt in September 2005.” Greg Gallún, who showed Marhaabah to win the 2007 U.S. National Futurity Championship, says, “He may be the tallest Marwan Al Shaqab son—he is very long-legged. He is an intense, proud horse. I have seen his get, and have great respect for him as both show horse and sire. I also have a great deal of respect for Chris Anckersen and the people of The Marhaabah Legacy Group, who stand behind him.” ■ AUGUST 2010 | 39


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Saturday, Sept. 4th 12:00 - 4:00pm Rain or Shine PUREBRED ARABIAN PERFORMANCE HORSES

OPEN HOUSE 2010 Especialley QH Tallulah’s Dam

Schedule of Events 12 Noon Open Barns 1:00 pm Barbecue Lunch 2:00 pm Presentation of Horses

QH Tallulah 2010 Buckeye Country English Champion with Jim Stachowski

Quarry Hill Stallions On The Mark QH Manoleté On The Mark Pure Polish performance stallion

Peter Stachowski and SF Specs Shocwave

Four fillies

Marshall & Rae Paige Schwarz Owners

Bill Bohl Farm Manager/ Trainer

Bob Churton Trainer

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2010 Foals & Yearlings by Afire Bey V Baske Afire Hey Hallelujah IXL Noble Express Matoi And On The Mark Yearlings, Young prospects under saddle Sale horses & more! 3:00 pm SPECIAL GUEST & PRESENTER PETER STACHOWSKI Stachowski Farm, Inc. Mantua, Ohio

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HALTER

Halter Those Fabulous Futurities Part II by Mary Kirkman (Continued From June, 2010, issue, pages 108-119.)

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n an economic climate which sometimes makes it easy to be hesitant about the future of the horse business, Arabian owners have found one consistently bright aspect of the show ring—the futurities for halter and performance horses. For the purposes of this article, we’re looking at only the halter futurities, but the performance ones are growing as well. The concept of the halter futurities dates to 1965, when the IAHA inaugurated its prize money futurity classes for 3-year-old colts, fillies and geldings. At that time, there were no halter events for yearlings and 2-year-olds at the U.S. Nationals, and there were none until the mid-1980s, when the first Breeders Sweepstakes classes were held. The Sweepstakes program began with great promise and was a popular and sustaining factor in halter for many years,

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although changes in the management structure and the use of funds for other purposes have somewhat diminished its favor in recent years. AHA is now attempting to revitalize the program, as well as adding its new Premium Breeders Sweepstakes Series. In the meantime, however, a new concept has f lourished in the industry, and its importance has done nothing but grow: the futurities which are locale- or discipline-based, managed by private organizations. “These incentive programs are the heartbeat of what will be happening in the future,” says Janet Searls of the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity. At just 4 years old, the Spotlight is the newest of the exciting programs, following the Minnesota Medallion (1981); the Iowa Gold Star (1993); and the Scottsdale Signature Futurity, founded in 2002 and the largest of all.


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“The amateurs are welcome, and the atmosphere of the show is fun and festive,” observes Peter Conway, vice president of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Association, when analyzing the success of the Medallion. “They’ll have a good time and they’ll have a chance, hopefully, to take home some prize money. You add that all together and that’s why people want to show horses.” Jay Allen, president of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona and a founder of its Signature Stallion program, agrees. A former resident of Minnesota, he put his experience in the Medallion to good use when the Scottsdale club was designing its futurity. “These incentive programs will be the lifeblood of our industry,” he says. “They will do what they’re supposed to do, and that’s encourage people to get out and start breeding again—and once they’ve done that, get involved with their horses and truly become horse people, not just owners standing on the rail, watching someone else show their horses. Get involved! Understand the true joy of what it feels like to be pulled champion in your class.” What has been the impact of the futurities? Jay Allen points to attendance at the shows. “You get your regular people who come every year, but we get a fair amount of people that make the trek from the eastern United States to Scottsdale every year just for the futurity,” he says. “You have a national draw. I think futurities are a big part of the future of our breed; they

“I think futurities are a big part of the future of our breed; they are really relevant in people continuing to breed. The Sweepstakes doesn’t pay what it used to—people are not getting the payback they once got at the regional or national level. Therefore, these futurity programs are more important than they ever were.” – Jay Allen

are really relevant in people continuing to breed. The Sweepstakes doesn’t pay what it used to—people are not getting the payback they once got at the regional or national level. Therefore, these futurity programs are more important than they ever were. At Scottsdale, it’s a really competitive group of horses. That tells you

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that people are taking this seriously and breeding their best mares to those stallions to try to get the best opportunity to make money. It’s key that these futurities try to keep themselves together and moving forward, because that’s ultimately what’s going to keep people breeding horses.” Breeder and exhibitor Roxann Hart, who serves on the board of Region 12’s Spotlight, has experienced the benefits

“People have a wide variety of discretionary income, and they want to spend it where they will enjoy it. You can create that desire. I think one reason the futurities are growing is because they augment the entire horse show feeling. They generate camaraderie at the auction sale.” – Roxann Hart

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of the futurities. “Rohara has been very successful in showing in the Scottsdale Signature, the Iowa Gold Star and the Spotlight,” she says. “Two Rohara horses (one was a client horse, one was not) were tied for first at the Signature, one in the auction and one in the Signature colts, and that was quite a sum of money those two horses won. That literally paid for that horse’s entire trip to Scottsdale and put money back in the pocket of the breeder and owner of the horse. “The excitement factor is important too,” she continues. “People have a wide variety of discretionary income, and they want to spend it where they will enjoy it. You can create that desire. I think one reason the futurities are growing is because they augment the entire horse show feeling. They generate camaraderie at the auction sale.” Janet Searls offers an illustration of the emotion involved in the futurity classes, where the competition is limited to amateurs. “Last year, after years and years of having trainers show his horses, Don Olvey showed his horse himself,” she says, adding that Olvey, who is in his 80s, has had “some phenomenal horses through the years that have done very well regionally and nationally.” Two-thousand-nine became his year to be at the end of the lead, showing Celestial Fire AF in the 2-year-old filly class. “When he was pulled the winner in his class, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone with a bigger smile on his face,” says


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Searls. “He may have been in his 80s, but he looked 8! If you have someone like that, who has been in horses all his life, and you can light them up like that—that’s what it’s all about. It’s about breathing life and excitement in people, getting them truly engaged with their horses again, and wanting to go out there and get competitive.” Robin Arbuckle of Arbuckle’s Arabians in Zimmerman, Minn., echoes the praise of the futurities. Growing up in a family which raised Arabians in South Dakota, she learned her horsemanship from many experienced breeders. “I had all the background, but I also had the good fortune of being mentored by the best in the business,” she says. “I think it’s always great to get up in the morning and have the goal of breeding and selling a champion. But when you have some money involved also, it gives most people in the industry a little more incentive. You’re doing the work anyway, so you might as well get paid for it too—not that that is what everybody is in it for, but it’s like seeing a good horse and being able to sell it and get a commission check. You believe in the horse anyway, but you’re also finding the right spot for it and getting paid for it.” Arbuckle puts her support in the Breeders Sweepstakes program, despite its decline in recent years, but endorses other futurities as well. “I want to support the AHA because that is our breed, and I’m a believer in supporting my club,” she says. “But also, I’m a great believer in Iowa and the Minnesota Medallion. They’re great for the breed.”

“I think it’s always great to get up in the morning and have the goal of breeding and selling a champion. But when you have some money involved also, it gives most people in the industry a little more incentive. You’re doing the work anyway, so you might as well get paid for it too—not that that is what everybody is in it for, but it’s like seeing a good horse and being able to sell it and get a commission check.” – Robin Arbuckle

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She and her husband have had the pleasure of winning the Canadian National Futurity, so she knows both the potential and the impact a futurity can have. “We went up there because we knew we’d have the horse for it, and we knew we’d have him trained and prepared, and hopefully have the luck that he wouldn’t get hurt, and would eat and sleep well on the trip,” she says. “We also knew we had three good horsemen as judges. We won by a point, but that’s all it takes. We took one horse all the way up to Canada and for that reason

“It’s a far bigger picture than just handing out prize money at a horse show; it’s keeping people engaged and involved and helping them realize the impact this horse has on our community and the world in general.” – Taryl Pearson

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only. When you have to take off work and there is a lot of money involved, and you do everything yourself, there is a lot at stake.” She considers her own role in Arabian horses, and finds that it coordinates well with the mission of the futurities. “I plan for it as a breeder,” she says. “As Dan Gainey used to say, ‘You don’t breed for this generation; you breed for the next.’ That’s how I look at this.” Taryl Pearson, executive director of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, understands that outlook. “Something I think what a lot of people don’t realize about the Scottsdale Show and this organization is that we have a lot of visionaries that are always focusing not necessarily on the here and now, but looking to make a difference well into the future for people that derive their livelihood from this industry,” she says. “Not only that, but for people who love Arabian horses. It’s a far bigger picture than just handing out prize money at a horse show; it’s keeping people engaged and involved and helping them realize the impact this horse has on our community and the world in general.” As successful as the futurities are, not everything is a given; futurity managers realize that they have a demanding public, and that all aspects of breeders’ and exhibitors’ concerns are important. Roxann Hart voices one discouraging aspect of AHA’s Breeders Sweepstakes in comparison with the private futurities. “I show at three regions, and they are usually


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May, June and the first of July,” she says. “If I win a Breeders Sweepstakes class at one of them, I don’t get my money from AHA until the following March. They have had my money from before that foal was born, from when it was re-nominated as a weanling and as a yearling, and sometimes farther back than that. They may have had my original seed money for as long as four years, and yet if I win, I don’t get my money until the March after I won at one of those regionals. They want the interest; they want the money. In the meantime, I have spent money in upkeep and training. In the Spotlight program, we have our money out within two weeks after the show—another reason I love the (private) futurities. It is highly appreciated.” Taryl Pearson ref lects that the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program was founded to combat the decline in the industry years ago. “I think these futurities can take a lot of credit for keeping people involved, engaged and active in the Arabian horse industry,” she says, and adds that paying attention to their public and satisfying the needs of the Arabian public remain important parts of the program’s mission. “I would hate to think what would happen if these futurities weren’t a success.” Maintaining the stellar reputation of Scottsdale’s futurity is deceptively easy—and in fact, on the face of it, is easy. What it takes is basically listening to the supportive constituency and striving for improvement, which takes a lot of work. “I have to hand it to our board,” says

“I think these futurities can take a lot of credit for keeping people involved, engaged and active in the Arabian horse industry,” Taryl Pearson says, and adds that paying attention to their public and satisfying the needs of the Arabian public remain important parts of the program’s mission. “I would hate to think what would happen if these futurities weren’t a success.”

Jay Allen. “Everybody has input and it’s positive. It’s all about taking that great futurity that we started and continuing to build on it.” ■

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Chiquinho Rego Training Center by Mary Kirkman

Daniele and Chiquinho Rego

Most trainers begin their association with horses early, usually as children, so that by the time they grow up, their experience is comprehensive. Brazilian trainer Chiquinho Rego followed that familiar path: A native of Paraná State, southeast of São Paulo, he began riding at the age of 6, and a year later, attended Paraná’s Hipismo Classico e Rural school in Curitiba for formal instruction. But unlike most other handler/riders, he turned professional early—very early, at the age of 16. This year marks his 20th anniversary as a trainer of Arabian horses. Born in 1974, Rego came from a family of cattle ranchers who used horses to work their herds, as well as bred a few Arabians and Half-Arabians. Early on, his true name of Francisco was replaced by the nickname “Chiquinho,” meaning Little Francisco, and now his friends use the even more casual “Chico.” “I grew up with the animals, and I have loved the horses from the beginning,” he says. “It’s an obsession for the Arabian horse. My father and mother always let me go with horses. I know they first wanted me to be a doctor or a lawyer or”—he shrugs— “whatever, but they knew of my feelings for horses and they stayed with me.”

In his early years, Chiquinho showed his family’s HalfArabians for fun, mostly in jumping, and won his first championship in 1983. Three years later, he scored with his first Arabian, a stallion named Ralf, with whom he also won a 100-kilometer endurance race against a variety of breeds. Not only was Ralf talented, versatile and remarkably fit, but he also, with his Arabian type, was one of the most attractive horses at the race. The young rider was fascinated. It wasn’t long before he was showing halter horses for his father, and in 1990, began working outside the family, first for Miguel Nasser, and then for Katsumasa Isobe, a prominent factory owner in Paraná. Working for Isobe’s stud farm, Chiquinho tasted his first high-level success. In his initial appearance at the Brazilian Nationals, he won the Junior National Championship in both halter and western pleasure, as well as the award for Best Young Presenter of the Year. The wins gave him exposure on the Brazilian Arabian scene, and he quickly progressed to more jobs. From 1991 through 1997, he would win championships in halter, western, English, pleasure driving, trail, reining—friends say “almost every way the Arabian horse is ridden.”


In 1992, Chiquinho signed on with Haras Fabrini, where he worked with trainer Manuel Balarini. He also made the first of several American connections that would later open doors to more opportunity when he was introduced first to Michael Byatt, there to conduct a clinic, and then to John Rannenberg, who was in Brazil to show horses. The following year, to build his experience, he came to the United States to work for several months at Rohara. When he returned to Brazil, Chiquinho moved to São Paulo to train for Paquito Carrasco at Haras Carandá, home of some of the country’s top stallions. There he had a chance to show in both halter and performance, and added performance national championships to his record. But before the year was out, Rohara called, and he was off to the U.S. for another season of showing. Amazingly, the blossoming group of clients and the international exposure were all crowded into just a couple of years. When he returned from the States in 1994, he added yet another patron, joining Ernesto Guardini’s Haras Von Herte. Guardini, long an Arabian enthusiast and breeder, had been away from the show ring in recent years and was ready to come back—and Chinquinho was ready to make it happen, although it was not easy. “The competition was so strong, and all the Americans came,” he remembers. Nevertheless, he had an impressive show. At the 1994 Brazilian Nationals, he led *AF Labella to the title of National Champion Mare and *Von Herte Only You to National Champion Filly. And that year, *Von Herte Kadu was Best Horse of the Year; *Von Herte Katsuo, Best Colt; *Von Herte Manida, Best Mare; and *Von Herte Only You, Best Filly. In addition to the success of the Haras Von Herte horses, Chiquinho enjoyed a personal achievement: he became the first Brazilian handler to win a Brazilian national championship with a Brazilian-bred horse when he won with *AF Labella, who was bred by Dr. Aloysio Faria at Haras Forteleza. “I saw the potential for the good group of horses (Guardini)

had at the time, and I decided to work for him,” Chiquinho recalls “We had a great few years.” If Chiquinho Rego’s life had been moving quickly before, it soon seemed to be passing at light speed. At just 20 years of age, he opened his own training center for the first time, calling it Foxi Training Center. His brother, Filipe, worked with him, and among the winners from that venture were Express LM, Mirage LM, RSC Carhif, Shah Jin, Expoente and Fabol FHP. In 1997, at Jurupoca, he showed *Talyreina to the title of Champion Young Mare, *Navia HCF to Reserve Champion Mare, *Betina Prince to Champion Filly and *Ninjah El Jamaal to Champion Stallion. Around this time, Haras Hafati was added to his roster of clients, bringing even more winners to the list, particularly *Flowers FHP. In fact, Foxi Training Center was moved to Haras Hafati from 1997 through 1999, and he also exhibited horses owned by the well-known Brazilian businessman Paulo Machado de Carvalho Filho. As if that were not enough to do, it was during this time also that he started a business as a rodeo contractor, supplying bulls to leading rodeos in Brazil. As a child at his father’s farm, he had ridden young bulls for fun, and from 1996-1999, he maintained his sideline in rodeos. Along the way, he came to know leading bull rider Adriano Moraes, World Champion Bull Rider for three years and twice all-around cowboy.


While traveling to Brazil in 1992, I had the fortunate opportunity to meet Chiquinho. We soon became friends, and I invited him to make his first visit to the United States and to Rohara. Over the summer it was fun to introduce him to our culture, to see him begin to speak our language and to share my thoughts on training Arabian horses with him. Over the years I’m proud to say I’ve enjoyed watching Chiquinho develop his talents, and I admire his many successes in the industry. Congratulations, my friend! – John Rannenberg Daniele, João Francisco and Chiquinho Rego

The year 1999 brought another move to the U.S., this time for two years, where Chiquinho worked at Ted and Rene Blanch’s Double Diamond Ranch in Boerne, Texas. He was proud to be part of an all-star lineup: Jim Stachowski was in charge in the English division, while Tommy Garland headed up western training. Michael Byatt directed the halter operation, and Chiquinho worked at first for him, and then expanded his duties when Byatt left. For Double Diamond, he led Ssaint to the 2000 U.S. National Championship in Futurity Geldings, and coached Rene Blanch to a top ten in the U.S. National Championship for Geldings AAOTH. Another memorable representative was C Vals Venture, who in that year was named Canadian National Reserve Champion Mare AAOTH with Rene Blanch, and U.S. National Top Ten in open with Chiquinho and amateur with Rene. “At the U.S. Nationals,” he recalls, “I had 11 horses and won 10 top tens.” Shortly, however, his work visa expired and he returned to Brazil to await the issuance of another. Home again, he scouted for clients and began working with Haras Namahê, Paciência, and Ilha da Chapada (now known as Rach Stud). In the fall of 2001, Ilha da Caphada’s *Sarmata, a stunning grey product of Janów Podlaski State Stud, was named Brazilian National Champion Stallion, while its *Mavella Rach was Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Filly. Twelve of the farm’s representatives won national top fives that year. Ilha da Chapada was named the Best Breeder of the Year. In 2002, Chiquinho added Haras Campo Fino, owned by Polé Levy, to his roster client base, an association that would last six years and account for numerous halter championships. During that time, he also resumed traveling

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Chiquinho’s show schedule now includes regularly to the United States, where he trained Chiquinho Rego is a very talented approximately 20 shows a year, primarily in and showed principally with Bob Boggs, an young trainer. I have seen his Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia arrangement that continues to this day. presentation of many National and Chile. At 2010, his record included 52 Finally, in 2008, Chinquinho Rego set winners, and I remember Brazilian national champions and 56 reserves, about building his own facility, a state-of-the-art especially one: when he won as well as 11 international championships and layout designed for safety and practicality, which Brazilian National Championship nine reserve championships. opened the following year. With stalls for more Mare with Alathea el Jamaal. It With his professional life successful, than 40 horses, accommodating not just show was a spectacular presentation. Chiquinho finally found time to settle down horses but also mares and foals, it occupies 15 His training center is in Itu, built personally as well. He married Daniele Alves acres of picturesque countryside in Sao Paulo in a beautiful Brazilian style—all Rego in 2008, and dotes on his 7-year-old son, State, and includes a vet laboratory, covered designed by Chiquinho, and João Francisco. “My wife is my right arm,” arena, bull pen, walker, and computerized paid with his savings from many he says. “She takes care of the office and is treadmill as well as paddocks. years of work. Today, he has “We offer training, showing and marketing manager.” many clients, owners of show horses that have been presented services for our clients and for our own horses,” These days, Chiquinho Rego focuses on successfully in several shows he says. “We do not stand stallions, although the a full schedule of showing and marketing this year. – Lenita Perroy ones I show come here to prepare for shows.” Arabian horses. “I do only halter now,” he says. He and his staff live on the property, and he “I love the performance still, but halter takes comments that they are available to look after the horses 24/7. He me full time.” is especially proud of the depth of their experience, and the fact that Selling and marketing is an integral part of the business. “I they have been with him for a long time through other operations. started selling Arabian horses in real numbers around 1998, and I Célio Domingues, who has been working with Arabians for 29 have had great success there,” he says. “Basically, a few years ago, years, now conditions horses and is assisted by his son, Célio Jr.; America was my main business, but now it is in South America— Wagner Alves de Barron has been with Arabians for 24 years; and Uruguay, Chile and Brazil. We sell also to Europe, especially Italy. Marquinho (Divino Moreira de Abreu) has 12 years experience This year has been very good; already, I have sold about two million and now is assistant trainer. dollars’ worth of horses.”

I met Chiquinho Rego for the first time in 1989 at a show in the south of Brazil. He was about 16 years old and I was very impressed with the great talent he showed in handling and training horses. At the time, I was editor and photographer of Cavalo Arabe magazine, and from then on, I began to see him with increasing frequency in other exhibitions in Brazil. But the Brazilian breeders only came to know him at the 1991 Nationals when he was National Champion in Western Pleasure and Junior Best Handler, a class that was created for handlers up to 18 years of age with the intention of launching new talents to the market. Thereafter Chiquinho Rego’s career has only grown. Soon demonstrating a spirit of enterprise, he set up his own training center, which made him a pioneer, because at the time, the vast majority of Brazilian trainers worked as employees of the breeders. Today, after collecting dozens of national championships, he manages his own company, with its headquarters at one of the best-fitted training centers that I know. An impeccable horseman, good team leader, outstanding manager and good businessman, Chiquinho exhibits determination, courage and earnestness. His Arabian horse training center is certainly the place where he decided to invest his life. – Rogerio Santos

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Janene and I have known Chiquinho and Daniele for many years. They have a beautiful, well-run farm, and Chiquinho is an extremely talented horseman. He ranks amongst the very best worldwide. – Bob Boggs

What sells a good horse for him? “A combination of good bloodlines and a good show record,” he says. “Those that win in the show ring sell, of course—people want to buy the winners. But also the families and pedigrees are very important.” He points out that he gained valuable experience when he worked for master marketer Polé Levy. “I would organize those big auctions,” he says. “And later I did a couple of auctions myself. Last year, when auctions were down a little bit, I was the first to do the open house with David and Polé, and then did a couple of my own.” One was Angra Dos Reis, a successful auction in 2008 that took place on an island beach. Eighteen of 22 horses sold, with the sale topper Illusion ELS, a daughter of Lujin El Jamaal, at $125,000. “The Arabian horses have taken me places I had never been,” he says of his life. “They took me to people I had never met—some of them famous. They gave me experiences around the world, and a lifestyle that I could only have dreamed about.” And his goals for the future? He laughs. “To have a big training stable and great friends and horses, and to make

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retirement in 20 years!” Then he stops to add that none of what he has now—already a big training stable and great friends and good horses—would not be possible without those friends, many of whom began as his clients. “I must sincerely thank them,” he says. “Pedro Amaral, Fábio Amorosino, Humberto Bonini, Ailton and Elaine Braga, Bolivar Figueiredo, Humberto Florezi, Eduardo Caio, Frederico Cascolani (Italy), Laucídio Coelho, Osmar Dutra, Rodrigo and Luiz Faias, José Alves Filho, Ival and Eduardo Gama, Zico Guardia, José Carlos Vaz Guimarães, José Eduardo and André Guimarães, Tamer Hajel, Claudio Hirsch, Antonio Jacovas, Murilo Kammer, Rogério Leme, Abel Leopoldiono, Paulo Roberto Levy, Nick Lins, Rodrigo Lorenzi, Sandro Madsen, Paulo Marques, Carlos Menezes, Mário Miranda, Tércio and Lúcio Miranda, Nelson H. Oliveira Moraes, Benedito Morato, George Naoum, Lenita Perroy, Jaime Pinheiro, Marcos Quintela, Maria and João Resende, Fernando Gatti Romero, Paulo and Ricardo Saliba, Tony Saloum, Regina H. Bonn Salvador, João Sorvilo, Heber Viana (Uruguay), and Ueze Elias Zaran.” ■


Celebrating the Champions at Chiquinho Rego Training Center

Top left: Rodrigo Ribeiro, Divino Moreira de Abreu, Junior Francisco Domingues, and Celho Francisco Domingues. Low left: Rafael da Silva, Gustavo Alves Barro, and Wagner Alves Barro.

Chiquinho Rego • Caixa Postal 273, ITU - SP - 13300-970 - Brazil ph.: +55 11 4023 3585 • mobile: +55 11 7629 5453 • nextel 55 96 320 e-mail: chiquinhorego@yahoo.com.br • www.chiquinhorego.com.br AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 5


Nuzir HCF x Lady Psyche HVP, by *Padrons Psyche

2008 Brazilian Reserve National Champion Junior Colt 2009 Brazilian National Champion Colt To be presented by Chiquinho Rego in 2010 in Young Stallions

VULCANO ALLIANCE Owners: Haras Canaã, Casa Branca Agropastoril, ELS Agropecuária e Haras Platina. Managers: Bolivar Figueiredo - Ph: +55 11 8928 1336 • E-mail: bolivar@sahinco.com.br Reinaldo Rocha Leão - Ph: +55 19 3853 0100 • E-mail: qualitytc@itelefonica.com.br Standing at: Chiquinho Rego Training Center 6 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


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Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel, by Magnum Psyche

Scottsdale Champion Yearling Filly Brazilian National Champion Filly Contender HARAS VILA DOS PINHEIROS - Jaime Pinheiro Indaiatuba - SP/Brazil E-mail: hvp@hvp.com.br • www.hvp.com.br 8 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Magnum Psyche x Miss Cajun HMP, by *Cajun Prince HCF

Brazilian National Champion Junior Mare Contender HARAS VILA DOS PINHEIROS - Jaime Pinheiro Indaiatuba - SP/Brazil E-mail: hvp@hvp.com.br • www.hvp.com.br AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 9


*WH Justice x Guendalina, by Valentyno

To be presented at Brazilian Nationals by Chiquinho Rego HARAS STIGMATAS - Carlos Menezes & Jackie Menezes E-mail: cr-menezes@uol.com.br Ph: + 55 11 9631 4451 • São Paulo/Brazil Standing at: Chiquinho Rego Training Center 10 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Shael Deam Desert x Tanara HJB, by *Ultimate Bey Star

HARAS STIGMATAS - Carlos Menezes & Jackie Menezes E-mail: cr-menezes@uol.com.br Ph: + 55 11 9631 4451 São Paulo/Brazil AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 11


Saliere K x Ventura HCF, by AF Don Giovani

Two Time Highest Score Points Breeders Cup 2008/2009

HARAS STIGMATAS - Carlos Menezes & Jackie Menezes E-mail: cr-menezes@uol.com.br Ph: + 55 11 9631 4451 São Paulo/Brazil 12 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Perseus El Jamaal x TW Bey Fantasy, by *Bey Shah

FAZENDA FLORESTA - Luciana Fasano Itu - SP/Brazil E-mail: lufasano@gmail.com AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 13


Magnum Psyche x Hushahby Bey, by Bey Shah 2010 Interamericana Champion Filly 2010 Rio Arabian Show Champion Filly

Yllan El Jamaal x Jarytza JM, by Style SRA

2010 Rio Arabian Show Reserve Junior Champion Filly

HARAS JM - José Alves Filho & Marisa Tucci Alves São Paulo - SP/Brazil E-mail: harasjm@spo.matrix.com.br • www.harasjm.com.br 14 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


*Pscore x Ivory JM, by *NV Sure Fire

Internucleos Champion Colt Centro Brasileira Champion Colt Interamericana Champion Colt Brasil Central Reserve Champion Colt 2010 Expogrande Reserve Champion Colt

*Pscore x HK Larossa Laswan, by *He Laswan Interestadual Junior Champion Colt Expogrande Junior Champion Colt Rio Arabian Junior Champion Colt Mogiana Junior Reserve Champion Colt Centro Brasileira Junior Reserve Champion Colt Brasil Central Junior Reserve Champion Colt

HARAS JM - José Alves Filho & Marisa Tucci Alves São Paulo - SP/Brazil E-mail: harasjm@spo.matrix.com.br • www.harasjm.com.br AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 15


Don El Chall x Carena HCF, by *Cajun Prince HCF 2004 Brazilian Reserve National Champion Junior Colt 2005 Brazilian Reserve National Champion Colt

HARAS A SAN LOURENZO - Regina Helena Bom Salvador Curitiba - PR/Brazil • Ph: + 55 41 9193 3206 E-mail: regina_gija@yahoo.com.br Standing at: Chiquinho Rego Training Center 16 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Dream Chall x AF Nafta, by *Delmar

2010 Londrina Show Junior Champion Filly HARAS A SAN LOURENZO - Regina Helena Bom Salvador H CCuritiba - PR/Brazil PPh: + 55 41 9193 3206 EE-mail: regina_gija@yahoo.com.br AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 17


Mirage LM x Kati Marines, by Samr NA, by *El Shaklan

HARAS SANTA RITA DE CÁSSIA - Mauro Dodero and Luiz Dodero Junior Campo Grande - MS/Brazil Ph: + 55 67 8112 9081 E-mail: maurododero@uol.com.br 18 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


*Alceni x Dhanie LM, by *El Shaklan

HARAS RECANTO DOS PASSAROS - Osmar Ferreira Dutra Campo Grande - MS/Brazil Mobile Ph: 55 67 96531019 • Office: 55 67 33837972 Email: m.dosol@brturbo.com.br Standing at: Chiquinho Rego Training Center AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 19


*Snowshill Ariseyn x Jur Mirella, by *NV Sure Fire

2002 Brazilian National Champion Young Mare

Claudio and Nancy Hirsch HARAS NAMAHÊ AGROPECUÁRIA LTDA. - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil E-mail: c.hirsch@logitradeserv.com.br • cfhny@namahe.com.br Office Ph: 55 21 2529-2975 20 • CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Vektor El Ludjin x Vienna Bey TGS, by *Shahllenger

2007 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Colt CONDOMINIO VEEKTOR BEY TGS - João Rezende Almeida Oliveira Brasilia - DF/Brazil • Ph: + 55 61 8111 5800 E-mail: jrezendeao@uol.com.br Standing at: Chiquinho Rego Training Center AUGUST 2010 | CHIQUINHO REGO TR AINING • 21


*FA El Shawan x Festina SA, by Nuzir HCF

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Cover Story:

Eduardo Gama’s Haras Santa Ventura by Mary Kirkman It was almost inevitable that Eduardo Gama would breed Arabian horses. He comes from a stellar equine heritage: his father and uncle, Ival Gama and Edgard Calfat, owned Haras Kurumin, one of the leaders in the modern history of the Arabian in Brazil. The Gama family were intimately involved in the development of the breed in Brazil after 1980, importing influential stallions (one was the Gai Parada son, Gai Chagall), refining the way the horses were presented at shows, and introducing professional trainers from other countries, such as Manuel Balarini, who would remain in Brazil to further develop the show scene. Appropriately, it was Haras Kurumin which produced the first Brazilian National Champion Stallion, the handsome chestnut AF Victor. Then they bred the first son of a national champion who became a national champion (Adnan Ibn Victor), and they contributed to the arrival of Morafic Wazan, who also became a Brazilian national champion. Although he was just a child at the time, Gama remembers those events and others, just as far-reaching, as well. “They started one of the first syndicates of stallions in the country, and were the largest investors in advertising the Arabian horses in Brazil at that time,” he says. “They had the honor of having Luciano Cury, today one of the most important international breeders of Arabian horses in Brazil, as one of their executives. And they followed closely one of the largest events in 1. Celebrating the new year of 1987 are Eduardo Gama at 5 years of age and the mare Uquaab in a Haras Kurumin advertisement. 2. Mares are featured in this Haras Kurumin advertisement from 1986. 3. A 1986 Haras Kurumin advertisement featuring Gai Chagall.

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the Arabian horse breeding program in Brazil—the beginning of Lenita Perroy’s Haras Meia Lua, and the arrival of *Ali Jamaal. “During that time, I was barely 5 years old,” he continues, “but I lived the experience of horse breeding alongside my father. Riding in a saddle, I rode AF Victor with my father, took long rides on Gai Chagall, and enjoyed taking care of each of the 50 mares at Kurumin. It is important to mention that among the mares there were daughters off F Ferzon, G Gaii P Parada, d *El Shaklan, and *Elkin; granddaughters of Hadban Enzahi, *Ansata Ibn Halima, Ansata Shah Zaman, Kaborr, Azraff, Ga’Zi, and several other horses that today are part of a great legacy not only in Brazil, but in the world.

Eduardo Gama pictured with the unanimous Champion Mare Renee El Jamaal at the Rio Arabian Horse Show.

“I guess it is in my blood,” he concludes. “I consider myself an old and traditional breeder, thanks to this history that I was part of with lots of love and affection.” And so, at the age of 29, an entrepreneur in the call-center sector, he founded his own Arabian breeding program. Searching for a name, he was inspired by Italy’s rise on the international Arabian horse scene and his father’s advice on how to achieve success. “My father said, ‘Fifty percent of a breeding program is its pedigree, 25 percent in feeding and handling of the animals, and 25 percent is pure luck.’ So, I take care of my bloodlines, feed my animals exceptionally well, and have in my farm’s name the Italian word for luck, ‘ventura.’ Why not Santa Ventura?”

Eduardo Gama pictured with his dear friend, Lenita Perroy.

Haras Santa Ventura is located at Fazenda Sao Roque (Sao Roque Farm), a 156-year-old tract that was once a large producer of coffee. Fifty years ago it was turned into a farm, and at one time

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Ali Jamaal and Jullye El Ludjin form the basis of the Haras Santa Ventura breeding program.

produced champion quarter horses. “It was designed to keep race horses, and recently I adapted it for the needs of the Arabian horse,” Gama reports. “Sao Roque has 75 acres with an extraordinary topography and lots of water; it is irrigated and completely planted with coast cross grass, and has 50 old style barns which are large and extremely comfortable for our horses. It has two open rings, a covered arena for training and separate places for the stallions, away from where the mares and colts are.” Today there are approximately 35 horses at Santa Ventura, headed by chief sire Jylbert de Wiec. “He is exceptionally beautiful,” Gama observes. Jylbert de Wiec is by *Debowiec, a Brazilian national champion who now stands at Dubai Stud, and the beautiful broodmare Jullye El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x Justa Dream, by Bey Shah). “Jullye is a legend in Brazil and around the world, a mare with incomparable femininity,” he says. “She is considered a grand diva at the farm of Lenita Perroy. Only two farms in the world have as their chief sire a son of Jullye—Santa Ventura in Brazil and Varian Arabians in the United States.” He lists Santa Ventura’s royally-bred broodmares. The queen—the cornerstone, he says—is Renee El Jamaal, purchased from Lenita Perroy and “considered by

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Lenita to be the most complete, consistent and beautiful daughter of *Ali Jamaal.” There is also Flaminia El Perseus (Perseus El Jamaal x Fantazjah, by Nyhl El Jamaal) and Honey’s Delight RB ( JJ Senor Magnum x Honeymoon FHP, by *NV Sure Fire). Two daughters of Don El Chall (Niuscka Lady JM and Fanticha HCF) also are important to the program, as are the eight daughters of Braccos Carol who offer various crosses to *Ali Jamaal and Bey Shah. And there is the CG Balih El Jamaal mare Duda NVC and her three daughters. Breeding began last year, and five foals are expected in 2010. In addition to her duties as a broodmare, Renee El Jamaal, 2002 Brazilian National Champion Yearling Filly, is scheduled to return to the show ring in the fall at the Brazilian Nationals. She will then be bred to Jylbert de Wiec, and Gama is considering trying her with Marwan Al Shaqab and WN Justice as well. “We believe it’s appropriate for her,” he says. “But we can review these intentions as we have, in our opinion, an extraordinary horse in our hands that, even with a few foals born, has already produced the national champion junior filly, Pristine de Wiec. “Our program is entirely based in Jullye El Ludjin,” he continues. “As a matter of fact, we have a colt, Jyhad Ibn


Renee El Jamaal

Shael, a son of *Shael Dream Desert and Jyzeh El Jamaal, who is a daughter of Jullye. She is our matriarch and will be the bloodline that we intend to breed.” In the future, he adds, they will add another classic stallion—not one that is trendy or ‘in,’ but one of solid, proven refinement and elegance, with movement and attitude. He considers the type of horse he will try to produce at Santa Ventura, and envisions a look that blends the American and European types—the sort of horse, he says, that would be welcome at such admirable studs as Al Shaqab and Michael Byatt Arabians. It is all about the pursuit of the ideal Arabian, he adds. He wants to talk to other breeders of merit, to learn, to create the horses of his dreams. Can he put a face on that ideal horse of his dreams? He smiles. “A

horse like *Ali Jamaal.” For Eduardo Gama, the journey may not be as far as for other breeders at the start of such a venture. “I firmly believe that tradition is extremely important in a breeding program,” he says. “That is why Santa Ventura will always be connected to the past by the presence of my father as a mentor and Arabian horse lover.” Even with his unique assets, however, Gama knows that what he wants will take work. “Quality and serious work,” he clarifies, and adds that for him, that does not equate to a front-and-center presence at industry social events. At Haras Santa Ventura, it’s not about commercial competition or vanity; the horses are the real stars. “We don’t live from the horses,” he says. “We live with the horses.” ■

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English Pleasure Takes Center Stage by Colleen Scott

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or two years running, some of the most exciting moments at the U.S. Nationals have been the work-offs in the English division. Why is that? Every Arabian horse enthusiast that has sat in the stands knows the answer: when a hugely talented country English, English or park horse trots through the in-gate, ears up, looking through the bridle, perfectly balanced and cadenced in its motion, there’s simply nothing like it and spectators can’t get enough of it. These horses have the ability to stir something in even the non-horsey folks, inspiring goosebumps and standing ovations. So, what does one look for when trying to identify a potential English prospect that can excite people? Is show ring presence something these horses are born with or can it be developed? What is the hardest thing to teach an amateur rider? Are we crossing over too much, showing horses in the wrong divisions? We caught up with a few top trainers and breeders around the country to find the answers to these questions and more. Here’s what we learned.

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What Does It Take?

Kim Morris of Mirage Arabians, Ltd.

While not a complete predictor of future performance ability, a horse’s pedigree can go a long way toward setting the stage. Kim Morris, Mirage Arabians, Ltd., Lincoln, Neb., says many of her favorites date back in time. “Most of my breeding stock includes my favorite bloodlines of Cognac, *Corsair, Comet, ProFire, *Kluszyn and El Magato. What I would give for a time machine!” As for current favorites, Morris cites The Hurricane and The Renaissance. “Not just because we bred them both,” she says, “but because they are my perfect English pleasure types. Both have incredible beauty, unreal necks and are true pleasures to watch. TC Miyake is my all-time favorite because of the trainability of his foals, his park-type motion, amazing hocks and proud upright neck. Doesn’t hurt that he looks just like Zodiac Matador, one of my other favorites.” When selecting sires and dams for breeding, she looks not only for the bloodlines of her favorites, but also for trainability, quality, type and motion in the sire and dam. “If the prospects cannot be handled and shown by amateurs, they are no use to me or the clients I sell them to. I like my Arabians to look like Arabians, so keeping the type is important. Most of the time, we try to breed park-type to park-type, and if you are lucky, you might end up with a nice English pleasure horse. The stallions and mares we use in our breeding program are park horses or have park-type motion.”

Trainer Greg Haston of Mirage Arabians, Ltd.

When Jacque Thompson, Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, Knoxville, Tenn., evaluates breeding prospects, she looks for a number of traits that work together to create the whole. In a previous issue of Arabian Horse Times, she said, “Those traits include an upright carriage, balance of body and movement, and f luid, high, bouncy motion with strong drive from behind, especially when that drive comes with high hocks.” Thompson also lists some technical qualities of conformation that add to the ability of an English horse, such as a long, high-set, f lexible neck; knee action and hocks; a well-laid back shoulder working in conjunction with a f lexible elbow; and long, stretchy muscles that run inside the horse’s front legs from the chest.

Janel Hesson of Janel’s Training Center.

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Janel Hesson, Janel’s Training Center, Denton, Neb., looks at how a horse’s neck comes out of its shoulder,


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which helps her evaluate how well the horse can eventually wear the bridle. Peter Stachowski, Stachowski Farm, Mantua, Ohio, says that on a prospect, he looks at its body structure to help determine whether or not the horse will have the right frame when under saddle. “Knowing whether the horse will be English or country is a pretty difficult thing, but as long as it has the right structure and a lot of quality, it is a good prospect,” he says. “Another thing you have to look at is the pedigree. It will help you know if it has been bred to do the kind of work you want it to do. That’s not a surefire thing, but a good back-up.” Besides pedigree and certain physical characteristics that will help a horse do the job, a potential English prospect needs to have the will and/or desire to work in a high energy discipline, says Tommy Theisen, Conway Arabians, Chatfield, Minn. Jason Krohn, Oak Haven Arabians, Lindale, Texas, seconds that, saying that in order to be successful, a prospect must have the attitude and desire to do the job. Of a horse under his tutelage currently, Krohn says, “He has the most beautiful conformation, headset—everything he needs to be an amazing horse—but he hates his job. I’ve seen horses with half his natural ability but more heart turn out to be better prospects. They need to be intense about the job they are going to be asked to do.” Quarry Hill Farm, Lakeville, Conn., trainer Bill Bohl looks for that kind of intensity when a horse is at liberty to make his evaluation. “You can shake a plastic bag at any horse and make it look good,” he says. “I want to see a horse turned out, or when it is relaxed and trotting free, without someone trying to get it excited.”

Peter Stachowski of Stachowski Farm.

Bill Bohl of Quarry Hill Farm.

It is a given that a horse has to have motion to be considered as a prospect for the English division. But it takes more than that. “I’ve seen a lot of horses over the years with a lot of motion, and when it came time to raise up and bend its neck, the horse couldn’t do it,” says Gordon Potts, The Brass Ring, Burleson, Texas. “I need to see a horse that can bend his neck in the right place, that he has enough hinge to do the job.” When Josh Quintus, Colonial Wood Training Center, Pilot Point, Texas, evaluates youngsters for potential careers in the English division, he is looking for several

Josh Quintus of Colonial Wood Training Center.

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something he did on his own; it wasn’t man-made. I like to see a horse that is relaxed and comfortable and doing its job on its own, not because it’s been schooled to do it or frightened into doing it.” Potts says while the great ones are primarily born with show ring presence, that innate trait has to be nurtured. “If a horse isn’t trained and managed properly, it doesn’t matter how much charisma it has. It won’t perform well; it will look stressed and unhappy,” he says. “You have to get a feel for what it takes to make the horse technically correct, but not take all the fun out of it.” Krohn says it is a 50/50 proposition. “The ones who are born with it will always have it,” he says. “But there are some you can teach it to if you can channel their energy.” That being said, Krohn does say the very best ones simply have ‘it’ and the rider or trainer is merely required to maintain it. “That kind of horses will show their butts off for you every time.”

Gordon Potts of The Brass Ring.

Keeping even the best of the best motivated to continue performing at a high level is also part of the equation according to Jim Stachowski. “If a horse wants to do it, the job is a lot easier,” he says. “But you can help them along the way. We make sure to keep it fun and fresh for them because we don’t want to ruin what they have. We don’t pick on them and make them miserable. We try to find different things to work on so they aren’t doing the same thing all the time.”

things. “I want to see a horse that can bridle—they’ve got to have good neck placement—and I want to see one that rises up out of its shoulder and pushes off from behind.” Quintus admits there are no guarantees, but says if a horse has at least some of the indicators, chances are better that it might be a future contender.

His brother Peter concurs, and cites going to too many horse shows as a source of potential frustration for a horse. “Horses can get bored when they go to lots of shows and get shown in lots of classes,” he says. “If you keep them mentally fresh, they will enjoy their work and have a good attitude.”

Born To Show

According to Theisen, some horses that aren’t necessarily natural born showoffs can be helped a little along the way by boosting their confidence. “A confident horse will show itself off to its best ability,” he says. “If that horse has been trained properly and with respect, that confidence will more likely come through.”

So, is a horse born with the kind of intensity that results in charismatic show ring presence or can it be developed? Invariably, almost everyone we spoke with felt that the majority of the superstars were born with that little extra something special. Bohl cites *Bask as one of the most natural, charismatic personalities, commanding attention. “He always had his head up and had a beautiful appearance about him. I think all of it was

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Even how a horse stands in the cross-ties can be a clue to Quintus. “The ones that I’ve had that have been really great, the very gifted ones, were always excited,” he says.


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“Standing in their stalls or in the cross-ties, they were bright, cheery, playful. They were always doing things like head-butting you, taking the reins in their mouths or stepping on you. They weren’t malicious in any way; they just had a little something extra—and not just when they were under saddle. They were showoffs all the time.”

Amateur On Board Today’s competitive show horses are just that—extremely competitive. There are many open horses that are also shown by amateur riders and according to Jim Stachowski, the preparation isn’t all that different. “Basically, we want these horses to go out and perform to the best of their ability. The competition is getting better and better, and it is taking great horses in the amateur division to win.” As for teaching competitors to show in the English division, Theisen says the most challenging aspect involves relaxation. “The hardest thing to teach riders in the English divisions is to stay relaxed and loose as their horse builds and becomes more energetic. My riders know to get out of their way and let them do their job,” he says. Tish Kondas, Showtime Training Center, Newnan, Ga., concurs with Theisen when it comes to staying out of the horse’s way. “The thing I find most difficult is to teach the riders to stay out of the horse’s way. It’s like dancing; the horse has its space, and the rider has their space. Riding should be more of a feel or rhythm and not so technical,” she says. Eric Krichten, Cedar Ridge Farms, Jordan, Minn. says the most difficult thing to teach is an exact feel. “The hardest thing to teach is the feel of the horse being in the proper frame. It takes most people a while to get that ‘feel’ for the first time, but once they do get it, every time it is easier.” When it comes to his riders in the English divisions, Jeff Lovejoy, Battaglia Farms, Scottsdale, Ariz., says the hardest part of coaching an amateur to ride 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

Jason Krohn of Oak Haven Arabians.

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,” he stated in a previous issue of Arabian Horse Times. Timing of the hands specifically is something Quintus says is difficult to teach. “Most amateurs don’t have the opportunity to ride very much. They get a quick ride here and there or on a Saturday, and they aren’t able to sit on horses all day like the pros,” he says. “We can feel a horse lean or tip one way, where an amateur can’t. We’re trying to teach them the same feel we’ve developed in years of sitting on multiple horses every day.” Those two words, timing and hands, came up again with Hesson, who says teaching how much snaffle and how much curb can be a challenge. “If a rider gets too much curb, the horse is going to be dumped over,” she says. “It

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is very hard to teach them how to properly gauge their reins—not to have too much or too little of one or the other.” Potts says getting his riders to use their legs is difficult. “Most of the English riders want to take their legs off the horse because the horse is already going forward. But then they are only riding with restraint, from front to back. The horse needs to be ridden from back to front,” he says. Helping his riders find a balance between doing too much and not doing enough is what Krohn finds challenging. “You can ‘over’ ride a horse or ‘under’ ride a horse,” he says. “There’s a fine line between the two.” Krohn says when his riders finally “get” what he’s been coaching them to achieve at home, he advises them to take a picture. “I want them to take a mental picture—what it looks like in front of them, what it feels like, where they are in relation to the horse. During my lessons I strive on the complete picture and I want them to get that feeling where it is right, then repeat that from ride to ride.”

Eric Krichten of Cedar Ridge Arabians.

Bohl says what he finds the most difficult applies to all the disciplines. “I think the hardest thing to teach riders in general is confidence in themselves. The English division is very competitive. To stand out, riders have to be very confident, know and understand their horse. They have to be able to make corrections if something goes wrong and have confidence in their abilities,” he says.

Which Division? Is it a country English horse? English horse? Park horse? While some exhibitors, spectators and Arabian horse enthusiasts mumble that horses are sometimes in the wrong division, Morris has a potential solution. “I think there is a need to hold a classic country class for the country English horses that are not able to trot level,” she says.

Tom Theisen of Conway Arabians.

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Theisen says the “which division do they belong in” discussion is an old one. “People have been arguing this for years. There will always be exhibitors showing their horses in the wrong divisions but, to me, it’s easy to determine the proper class. The country pleasure horse should appear relaxed and confident in its performance. Add a little impulsion and energy to that and you’ve entered the English division. Combine all that, add more adrenaline,


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go all out and you possibly have a park horse. The main thing to remember is that it’s not how high a horse trots that determines which category it belongs, but how the horse trots high.” Kondas says while there is a line between the divisions, “it isn’t as ‘fine’ as we make it out to be.” “Country pleasure should display the same qualities as English,” she states, “but be presented smoother. I feel that the motion in country can be a little high if the horse doesn’t pound the ground or lose its cadence. As far as English/park, these horses should ‘kick it up a notch’ but still be true-gaited. We need to keep in mind that the spectators want to see a show, and the horses are geared to perform.” While ultimately it is up to the exhibitor and trainer to select the division for which the horse is best suited, Hesson puts some responsibility on the judges. “As a whole, we are letting things slide a little. We need our judges and trainers to take more responsibility for being sure the horses are in the proper divisions.” Krichten sees the discussion about appropriate divisions as a reflection of the industry as a whole having better horses available. “I think better horses are being bred, the trainers have gotten better, and the breed has just improved.” These improvements have led to all-around more talented and competitive horses in the English division.

Tish Kondas of Showtime Training Center.

Whether or not each specific horse at every show is entered in the correct division according to that horse’s performance on that day is a question that will continue to be debated in show rings around the country. What Potts says rings true for all divisions. “If something is done poorly, it doesn’t look good. When you are looking at a collection of horses, you’ll see some that are exceptional, some that are in the middle and certainly a credit to their division. Then you might see some that are not properly trained, but you’ll see that in every division.” With entries for U.S. Nationals due at the end of August, Arabian horse enthusiasts around the country are preparing to either compete in the English division or root for their favorite. While debate about which horse is more suited to which division and which horse is sure to win is bound to continue, one thing is for certain. Come finals weekend, the stands will be full for all the English pleasure classes. ■

Jim Stachowski of Stachowski Farm.

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John Rannenberg The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman by Mary Kirkman


JOHN RANNENBERG

Above, left and right: John Rannenberg as a young equestrian with the Shetland Pony, “Muffin.”

John Rannenberg has led a charmed life. Since he turned professional in the late 1970s, there never has been a major misstep. That positive arc did not just happen; however, a lot of planning and consideration went into each of his relatively few jobs. He spent four years as an apprentice at three organizations, four years with Kenny Rogers, and now 25 at Rohara Arabians. Along the way, his expertise has netted six Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association Awards, a Horseman of the Year title, and countless national championships. “I’ve been doing this for quite a long time,” he observes, “but it’s always challenging, it’s never boring, and I still love it. People ask what I want to do when I don’t want to do it any more, and I don’t have a good answer.” Today, Rannenberg is known as one of the few trainers who “does it all”—halter and performance, as well as schooling amateur riders and, on occasion, juveniles. His national championships include every discipline of the traditional show ring except working western, and although he does not exhibit in the sport horse sector of the breed, he is an accomplished hunt seat rider and was

one of the first of the “name” trainers to embrace hunter pleasure years ago, before it achieved the popularity it enjoys today. The diversity of his interest in horses reflects the wideranging nature of his background. His childhood with horses was typical of the 1960s, a bygone era when riding stables were plentiful and kids could be dropped off at the barn to spend the day. “For the most part, I was raised by a single parent who had three boys,” John says, “so, there was no money to buy a horse, much less a show horse. I was out finding horses to ride, and I’d ride anything that would let me get on.” The memory of his introduction to horses remains vivid. “I was in the first grade, and my teacher, Mrs. Kundert, must have thought I needed extra help in reading, so she offered to tutor me on Saturday mornings,” he recalls. “She made a deal that if I spent an hour learning, I could ride her horses. They put me on a big palomino named Chico.” Chico was decked out in a bareback pad with no stirrups—just a little strap to hold on—and a big western

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John Rannenberg and Tsultans Tsunrise.

curb bit. “I remember taking him to the end of the driveway, turning around and galloping full-out back to the house.”

He stops for a moment and then adds, “It’s very different today; we hand kids so much. And I’m as guilty as everyone else. I do it too.”

He was hooked. Every Saturday, he would ride Chico to the end of the driveway, turn around, and come flying home as fast as the big gelding could go. “He always stopped, and I never fell off,” John laughs. “That began this connection.”

At the Joy School, Rannenberg learned to jump, and loved the sensation of flying. Before long he was showing. “We would ride to the horse shows,” he recalls. “We didn’t have horse trailers. We would literally sit on our horses all day, and then ride home.”

Mrs. Kundert was his patron saint. She told his mother, “He really likes this, and he’s pretty good. You need to enroll him in lessons.”

At that time, there were plenty of opportunities to ride around his hometown of Excelsior, Minn., southwest of Minneapolis, on Lake Minnetonka. At the age of 14, after riding school, he moved on to Melkerson Stables in nearby Shakopee, a large establishment which was home to two trainers named Dick and Ruth Kiesner (“sire and dam of Joel Kiesner,” one of today’s leading horsemen). Watching the Kiesners, he got his first taste of the talent and work ethic it took to become a successful horse trainer.

The next step was instruction at the Joy School of Equitation, a very strict, old-style hunt seat riding school, and again, the memories are clear. “We would sit on a bench in our little hunt boots while our instructor lectured us before we started our riding lesson,” Rannenberg says, “and afterward, we cleaned our tack, groomed our horses, picked feet, washed tails, swept the barn—all that stuff. I learned some great lessons and great values at a really early age from my instructor.”

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direction of his career was about to be set. His new stepfather was concerned that he be able to continue his involvement with horses, and so arranged for him to visit a business associate’s farm, Red River Ranch. That associate turned out to be George Anderson, who raised Arabians and had once been an officer of IAHA. Red River Ranch was also known as the place that gave trainer Jim Taasaas—who just two years before had led Mike Nichols’ *Elkin and *Elkana to the national championships for stallions and mares—his start. One Saturday morning, Anderson threw John up on a young stallion named Surcharge, just to see how well he rode. The result was that the young horseman was welcomed to the farm to ride anytime. Unfortunately, Anderson died within months, but the dispersal of Red River’s 20 horses made it possible for Rannenberg to ride there through his high school years. At last just one, Surcharge, was left, and Anderson’s son Scott kept the horse (who by that time was gelded) for John to show. “I still keep in touch with Scott,” Rannenberg notes. “He didn’t have to do that, but he did, and he lent me a truck and trailer to take Surcharge to the shows. Surcharge won the state’s Most Versatile Horse award—I still have the plaque on my office wall today.” He smiles at one particular memory. “I took speech in high school, and one day I took Surcharge to school and did a speech on horsemanship. The whole class came out to the trailer for a clinic. The truth is, I didn’t know what else to talk about.” When Rannenberg graduated, Surcharge was sold to a girl in Washington. Years later, at the Canadian Nationals in Vancouver, John happened to glance at random into a stall and was tickled to find himself face to face with his old friend, who subsequently became a national champion in trail. A Professional Commitment On graduation, Rannenberg had to make up his mind about a career, and he distinctly remembers a dinner with his mother and stepfather, as they asked, “What do you want to do?” He wanted to apprentice under a top trainer and find out whether the horse industry was really for him, he replied. If not, he assured them, he would

John Rannenberg and Surcharge.

return and attend college. They agreed and helped him make up professional-looking resumes, which he sent to the biggest names he’d seen in the magazines he had devoured over the years. Then, as a means of getting to his first U.S. Nationals, he signed on to transport horses to Albuquerque—and notes that in his first real horsehauling experience, he became very proficient at changing tires, because there were seven blowouts on the trip. In New Mexico, he made the rounds of those he’d approached for a job: Gene LaCroix, Tom McNair, Bruce Howard, Jim Taasaas, Bob Hart Sr., and a few others. Generally, he notes drily, he received a warm reception because he was offering to work for room and board. His choice was to work for Jim Taasaas in Prospect, Ky., just outside of Louisville. Taasaas was incorporating his Showtime Stables into Jim Brown’s new Paramont Stud facility. “I was planted in horse heaven,” Rannenberg says. It was enough to assure him that he was in the right business, and he credits Taasaas with teaching him a lot about showing, particularly in the halter arena. Then he moved on to work for John and Mary Blincoe at American

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Farms in Scottsdale, where one of his duties was caring for the stallion Kaborr. That put him in contact with Tom Chauncey, and eventually Tom Chauncey Desert Arabians (where Bob Hart Sr. was head trainer). Finally, in 1981, he was offered what he calls the first job that paid real money: trainer at Kenny Rogers’ new Beaver Dam Farms in Colbert, Ga.

and headed south to a new life. “I hadn’t seen Muffin in a long time,” John remembers. “It was amazing—that pony instantly took me back to my childhood. We got him clipped, lightened his tail, got a little saddle and bridle, and one Sunday I called Kenny at the house and said, ‘I have a surprise.’”

When the unsuspecting Rogers family arrived at the barn, John went into his introduction. “When I was a little boy, I had a pony named Muffin, and he taught me so much about who I am today and how I take care of horses. Wouldn’t it be fun to get Christopher a pony?” They agreed, so he went on, “I couldn’t think of a better pony than the one I was raised with …” And from around In spite of the the corner came spotlight, his fondest Muffin, all saddled memory from the and dressed up. years with Rogers and He had just gone his wife, Marianne, from a backyard in concerns not the Minnesota to the show horses, but a $4 million barn of pony from his own a superstar. The childhood. As a young deal was that he teen in Minnesota, he would remain with Kenny Rogers with John Rannenberg and John’s mother, Barbara Buchanan. had fallen in love with Christopher for as a dapple-grey Shetland long as the Rogers’ named Muffin, whose needed him, and owner allowed him free access to the pony—John taught when that time was over, Rannenberg would come for him tricks, trained him to hold his head up higher, drove him. (Years later, when John attended a Kenny Rogers him in parades (in an antique governor’s cart), jumped him, concert, he was astonished to open the program and find and in the wintertime hitched him to a sleigh or, for the a big photo of Muffin and Christopher. “I thought, ‘My ice of Lake Minnetonka, a toboggan. “My friends would God, he’s made it to the big time!’”) pile in, and we’d ‘haul ass’ across the frozen lake, kids flying off the back,” he recalls. “We have great Super-8 movies.” To fast-forward for a moment, Muffin remained at When he moved away, Muffin’s owner, Joanne May, told Beaver Dam for a decade before John got a call that him, “One day when you have your own place, I’ll give you although he was fine, he was all alone in the big barn. Muffin.” So, the pony came to Rohara, where he lived out the rest of his life with Rannenberg. “I would walk into the barn and call to him, and he would nicker back,” John says. “It In Georgia at Beaver Dam, Rannenberg decided that was so cool, because that was the nicker I had heard as a the Rogers’ young son Christopher should have the pony kid, and now I was grown up.” When Muffin died around experience, so he called May, who had become like a the age of 30, he was buried in the pasture-cemetery with second mother to him. At that point, Muffin had been Rohara’s most beloved and biggest-name champion standing in May’s backyard for years, undoubtedly bored show horses. at the turn his life had taken. He was loaded on a van Working for Rogers gave Rannenberg the exposure to step out onto the Arabian stage. He had never doubted his ability, but he had not yet had the opportunity to show his talent to the equine public. With Rogers, he did; in a matter of months, he had won a top ten at the U.S. Nationals with the mare Sierra Baskita.

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John Rannenberg, the winner of multiple APAHA Horsemen’s Awards. John Rannenberg aboard Everlastin Love.

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John Rannenberg competing in the Tevis Cup endurance ride.

In 1985, Rannenberg began to suspect that it was time for him to find another home. For one thing, the farm had suffered a tragedy at Scottsdale that year, when two of their horses died as the result of a barn fire. But also, Kenny Rogers had begun to realize that he had not been treated fairly when he had purchased horses at the beginning of his involvement in the breed. Rannenberg had had no say in those transactions, but he could see that the future was not bright. It was at that time that he received a call from Roxann Hart at Rohara. He knew the Harts through mutual involvement in Region 12, but unbeknownst to him, they had been aware of him since 1981, when he had led Sierra Baskita to the top ten behind their U.S. National Champion Mare Rohara Tsultress. Rohara’s resident trainer, Rick Moser, had departed for Colonial Wood, and Rohara was in the market to replace him.

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Despite the circumstances—Rannenberg knew he needed to move, and Rohara, once a small breeding operation in Miami, was a coming powerhouse now at a new farm outside Ocala—he was at first hesitant. It was difficult to leave Beaver Dam, and the general climate of the industry that year was uncertain. Impending tax reforms had owners bailing out, and farms that seemed like institutions were beginning to disappear from the landscape. He flew to Rohara, but demurred. A couple of months later, the Harts met him for dinner in Atlanta. He was still cautious, and bluntly asked Roxann what her commitment to the Arabian horse industry was. “She’d been in the industry since 1961,” John observes wryly. “She couldn’t believe I’d ask that.” He remembers driving home that night and calling his parents, who were in London, to ask for advice. “In the background, my sweet, dear stepfather, who never says anything about things like that, was shouting, ‘Pack!’ So


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the next day I called a florist in Ocala and ordered a giant arrangement of flowers. All it said on the card was, ‘The answer is yes.’”

they’d never had national winners in performance, and she had been a halter horse.” (It’s a point of pride with Rannenberg that many of his horses cross over from halter to performance.)

Those Special Horses When Rannenberg arrived at Rohara, there was no mistaking the fact that he had landed on a farm with every promise for the future. At a time when “pure” this and “straight” that had dominated the Arabian breeding picture in the United States, Roxann Hart had adhered to her own ideas of breeding the perfect horse. Her signature stallion was the syndicated Ivanhoe Tsultan, who boasted a contingent of successful foals, and Sheila Varian’s Bay-El-Bey was there on lease. One of those Tsultan foals was Tshannon, who with John would become the 1988 Canadian National Champion and U.S. National Reserve Champion in Pleasure Driving. The following year, she added a U.S. Top Ten in English Pleasure, and in 1990, the U.S. National Championship in Informal Combination. “She’s still at Rohara,” he says. “She is in her upper 20s now. When I came, she was just coming 3, and she was one of the first horses Rohara bred that I made. It was exciting because

John Rannenberg and Ring Of Fire.

In 1991, he developed Rohara Moon Storm, a son of Rohara Tsultress, to the U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure Junior Horse, having first finished top ten in Canada. The year before, Rohara Moon Storm had been a Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Colt. “He was my first western pleasure national champion,” John recalls. “Even as old as he is, people remember him as a great western horse—and he’s been a great sire as well.” Rohara Moon Storm also provided an introduction to Marikate Matthews, who purchased him in 1994, and later became a friend for life. Rannenberg is the first to say that there have been too many special horses over the years to list. Some, however, are inescapable. They are the ones whose names will be forever associated with his. One came into his life in late 1986. A key element in his success has been the solid support he has enjoyed from Karl and Roxann Hart over the years; that began when

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he signed on, and Karl Hart set about finding a strong English pleasure contender for him to show. The choice was a 6-year-old chestnut stallion named Canadian Love, whom Rohara leased for four years. The pair entered the ring at Scottsdale in 1987.

psychic,” he says. “I asked the girl who had written it why she chose those words, and she just thought it was a good thing to say.” He rode Canadian Love in Stallion English Pleasure and won unanimously. “No one had seen me ride at Scottsdale, much less win English pleasure when there are 20 entries in the class,” he remembers. “So, Canadian Love was kind of the buzz horse that year. People started saying, ‘You can win the championships; you just have to do this or that.’ I started to twirl inside.”

“There is a story behind that,” John relates. “In January, I went to a psychic in Cassadaga, Fla., a historic town that is very old and quaint, and known for its psychic mediums. The psychic didn’t know me from Adam, but she said, ‘I see you working very hard, preparing for a trip—you’re going west. I see a lot of pressure. I think you’re going to Arizona.’” One month before Scottsdale, the hair stood up on the back of his neck. “Then she said, ‘What is roan?’ and I answered, ‘It’s a color.’ I never mentioned horses. So, she said, ‘What is Rose? There is something wrong with her foot and you need to fix it, but she will be fine.’ Rose Of Tsultan was a mare in my show string, John Rannenberg with Roxann and Karl Hart. scheduled to go to Scottsdale, but she was lame.” He began to listen more closely. “She said, ‘I see you going for the gold. I’m hearing a lot of applause for you. And someone with the letter K in the first name is going to come to you with very important advice. You need to listen to this person.’” Shaken, Rannenberg went to Scottsdale—and when he walked into the Rohara stalls, the first thing he saw was the work board, with a message scrawled across it: Scottsdale 87—Go for the Gold! “I hadn’t told anyone about the

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“So much of what we do is learning to read horses. You can apply all the appropriate teaching and lessons, bits, methods, whatever, but if you aren’t reading the horse properly, you’re going to miss something.”

Meanwhile, attorney Karl Hart had to fly home to handle a case, but the night before the championship, he called his wife. Roxann reported his message to John. “Karl says to ride the horse the way you want to ride the horse,” she said, “because it’s your day.” “I did and he won!” John smiles. “It’s a kooky story, but it was a turning point with that horse and with my getting started. The first year at Nationals, he was top ten, and in 1988, we won at Scottsdale and went on to win the U.S. National Championship in English pleasure. He was a very special horse—he had such heart and athletic ability and character. He was a gentle soul, very straightforward, had a work ethic day after day. He was like Good Thunder; if he didn’t act right, it was his way of telling you something was wrong.” Canadian Love also introduced him to the fine art of breeding. Rannenberg was so impressed with the stallion that he bought a Saddlebred mare, a Center Ring daughter named Ring Of


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John Rannenberg with the multiple National Champion Canadian Love.

Fire, to breed to him. “That was the best $3,500 I ever spent!” he says of the mare he selected off a video. Bred to Canadian Love and to others, Ring Of Fire enjoyed a long career as a broodmare and produced foals who earned more than 20 national championships. There was an added benefit to the venture, he adds. “Breeding makes me look at training a little differently. I do understand bloodlines and the characteristics they bring to a horse.” Another name that is associated with John Rannenberg is Aalusive Bey, 1993 U.S. National Champion Mare. Roxann Hart spotted the filly when she was looking for standout daughters of JK Amadeus, who at the time was

being used in the Rohara breeding program. When the van arrived with Aalusive Bey and another sharp Amadeus yearling, A Lyrica, the Rohara staff wondered what Roxann had been smoking when she selected Aalusive Bey. “When we want to laugh, we pull out her arrival pictures and look at them,” John says. “She looked like the back end of a tooth pick. I looked at Roxie and said, ‘What in the world did you do?’” By Scottsdale the following year, however, the story was changing. John led Aalusive Bey to the title in the 2-year-old filly championship, qualifying her for the grand championship. The only trouble was, he also exhibited Sequins EA, his stunning Nationals contender, to the ribbon in the 4-year-old class. Unable to show both, he

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reasoned that Sequins EA, as the older entry, would have a better chance and recruited Rick Moser to show Aalusive Bey. And in so doing, he handed away the tri-color, as Aalusive Bey became the first 2-year-old ever to win the Scottsdale Grand Championship for mares.

ear, and posed and posed and posed. I went through all the moves of presenting her, but with my hands—and the more people realized that I had dropped my whip and this filly was out there giving it her all, the more they got behind her. When I finished, one of the judges—Jim Brown—picked up the whip and handed it to me and said, ‘I believe this is yours.’” The audience burst into laughter.

That October, Aalusive Bey was not nominated to the futurity class, so her only option was to compete in open mares (that was before the junior “But did I mean to division was created). throw away my whip?” John counseled owner John sighs. “I’ve been Michael Stephens that asked, but to this typically, one did not The 1993 U.S. National Champion Mare Aalusive Bey and John Rannenberg. day, I’ve never said. walk in as a 3-year-old So, I confess: no, that wasn’t planned. It just flew out of and win a national championship, and not to be surprised my hand. But the way she was, I thought I wasn’t going if the filly did not win. Stephens agreed, but was game to break her concentration by bending down to pick up to try anyhow. What happened became the talk of the the whip, so Aalusive Bey went U.S. National Champion industry at that time. Mare.” Whether or not Rannenberg meant to make a statement about whips, he did; his mare showed to her The 1993 U.S. National Championship Mare class was best without one, still one of the industry’s most warmlyheld against a background of concern over whip abuse, remembered events. particularly in the halter ranks. That was not on John Rannenberg’s mind when he led Aalusive Bey out to And finally, there is the horse whose name is synonymous be presented to the five halter judges—but in a matter with Rannenberg’s—Good Thunder, the grand old of minutes, he landed squarely in the middle of the stallion who blazed through the show ring until he was discussion. “You know how when we present the horses, two decades old, winning national championships with we have the whip in our right hand, and it’s kind of over both Rannenberg and his owner, Marikate Matthews. our shoulder?” he asks rhetorically. “Well, I took her out, “He loved to go to shows,” John says. “He was healthy went to stand her up, and the whip went flying out of my and strong, and in his latter years we picked a division— hand and landed about four feet away. Everyone thought native costume—that he loved and he could still do. I’d dropped my whip.” Actually, everyone thought he was He was so Arabian and gorgeous, and people loved making a statement by throwing his whip away. A hush seeing that little guy just fly around the ring with fell over the crowd. Marikate. It sounds corny, but those old show horses live for that, especially if they’ve been treated right and had “I never lost my focus and neither did Aalusive Bey,” he good careers.” continues. “This horse locked into me, never dropped an

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He laughs at how Good Thunder invited Matthews to buy him. Having purchased Rohara Moon Storm and then shown him in western with Bob Hart Jr., Matthews later returned to the farm for another western horse. However, there weren’t any there at the time that met her needs, so John took a risk. “Humor me,” he said. “Just try this horse … ” Matthews got on Good Thunder, the quintessential English horse, and that was that. She owned him until he died last year at the age of 27. He won 11 national championships and six reserves in English pleasure, pleasure driving, informal combination and native costume, both open and amateur.

because as he was going up the ramp, he’d start talking and carrying on,” Rannenberg says of the stallion who was known for his ongoing commentary around the barn. “Not in a bad way; he is a perfect gentleman, really, he just talked. If Marikate couldn’t be there, I’d actually dial her up on the phone and let her listen to him.”

“I had him for almost 20 years,” John reflects. “He was so intelligent, and he had such a big heart. He was so giving. Every day that you took him out of his stall, his biggest thrill was to make you happy. You’re always so appreciative to have one of those great ones, and Marikate really did realize that too.”

The Lighter Side Of The Horse Industry

He smiles at the special relationship between Matthews and Good Thunder. Going to a show, Thunder was always the first horse on the van. “We would laugh at him

Matthews has been a legacy of the horse business. “We have a great relationship and a great bond; she has been a great friend—more than a client,” he says. “We’re pretty much like brother and sister, and she’s always been there for me. It’s a special relationship.”

Undoubtedly, John Rannenberg’s career is solid, successful and seriously good. But it isn’t always serious. The color and traditions that flavor life at Rohara are important as well. One of his favorites is the van loading process which began years ago. “When the semi was out and the ramps were down, there was always a crowd of people, from Karl and Roxann to

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the staff to my mother, who always brought carrots for the horses and sandwiches for the crew,” he says. “We don’t do this for all shows, but certainly for the biggest ones. When they’re all loaded and we’re packed in like the Clampetts, we pull out and the spectators move to the front yard. As we pass down the driveway, they do a little dance and we all wave and honk horns. I don’t remember how it started, but leaving for a show has always been a kind of a production here.” It also taught him one of his most memorable lessons. “We were rushing to go to some local show, and I was running

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late,” he recalls. “The ramps were down on the left side of the semi, so I parked my brand-new, shiny black BMW next to the passenger door to load my gear and clothes.” Then, conscious of how late it was and hearing the crew slam the van doors, he jumped into the cab, revved up the motor, and cut a hard right, heading for the highway. “As I pulled out, a couple of the guys were running across the lawn, waving their arms at me, and I was thinking, ‘Hey, they’re dancing and sending us off,’ so I was yelling, ‘Okay! Bye-bye!’ We got to the show and we did really well—and then one of the girls who worked for me said, ‘Well, you’ve had a great day. Now, do you want the bad news?’ I’d hit


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my nice, shiny new BMW and dragged it 30 feet into a bank of sand; didn’t even know I did it. The point is: slow down and don’t rush. Think things through.” Other memories are more pleasant. “I had a dear old client, Julane White, who passed away a few years ago,” he says. “She started a tradition early on that every time we went to a show, she would arrive with cherry-chip cupcakes. One year, she screwed up and missed the bon voyage, and Roxie called her and said, ‘Good God, Julane, they’re leaving for Nationals! Where are you with the cupcakes?’ Julane actually made cupcakes and Fed Ex-ed them to Nationals because we didn’t want to go without the luck.” Are they superstitious? No, of course not. But he does admit that a few weeks ago, when they set off for a regional show in the wee hours of the morning, everybody was a little nervous that there was no one there to do the happy dance. So, as he pointed the van down the driveway, his partner Sean jumped out, ran to the front yard, danced madly, and then caught up to the van before it reached the Rohara gates. At regionals, the ribbons came rolling in. Wisdom For all the laughter and success, the years have taught John Rannenberg much about training horses. “So much of what we do is learning to read horses,” he observes. “You can apply all the appropriate teaching and lessons, bits, methods, whatever, but if you aren’t reading the horse properly, you’re going to miss something. “Horses behave for a certain reason,” he continues. “When horses react and behave in a certain way, are they telling me they don’t understand, they don’t want to do it, or they can’t do it? They can’t talk. All they can do is show you by their behavior and their body language. They can’t say, ‘You dumb jerk, my foot hurts and you’re killing me, and I’m going to rear up because my foot hurts.’ So many people get in trouble because they don’t listen to the horse; they’re just going to force this horse into a box and make it perform. That’s one way, but it’s not my way. Being able to pick up on a horse’s inner sense is what separates a lot of trainers.” An experience early in his tenure at Rohara further developed his appreciation for Arabian horses in particular.

On a challenge from California horseman Cory Soltau, a veteran of several Tevis Cup 100-mile endurance rides, Rannenberg entered the race on one of Soltau’s horses. “It was by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” he reports. “Toward the end, I was astonished at the horse’s drive. After 17 hours, this horse was big and bold when he went across the finish line. We finished 10th out of 200.” He is not afraid to assign credit where it is due. “That horse was phenomenal. He totally took care of me.” As his career developed, Rannenberg fine-tuned his ability to teach not only horses, but humans as well. “You get to a point where it’s not all about you,” he says. “You can help others. This can be a very selfish kind of lifestyle—we’re out there competing. That’s great and I love it, but what’s been fun is sharing what I know with other people and letting them experience it. It’s something I enjoy because I have something to give. When you’re teaching someone how to do something, you essentially are teaching them how to feel a horse and respond, and make the proper adjustment and cue, and why they should do it that way.” Part of the “giving back” process, he found, was getting his judging license in 1998. “One of the hardest things to do is to judge your peers,” he says. “I think trainers make great judges, but there is a lot of added pressure. I had to feel comfortable that I was knowledgeable, wellrounded, had integrity, and that I could stand out there and say, ‘You’re one, you’re two, and you’re three,’ because you did this or that. For a long time, my problem was that I wanted everyone to accept me; I had to get over that. When you’re judging, you’re only making one person very happy. Everyone else is from sort-of-happy to not-happyat-all.” When it’s appropriate in judging a class, he says, he will talk to the exhibitors, especially the kids, to explain things to them. “For a long time, I got really good feedback on that,” he says. “If there is something I can say that I think will help somebody, I’ll say it.” In the past 12 years, Rannenberg has judged the Canadian Nationals, Brazilian Nationals, several regional shows, and a show in Australia. As much as he likes officiating in American shows, he admits to particularly enjoying the overseas assignments. “A goal of mine is to be invited to judge in Europe,” he says. “It would be a great honor.”

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Into The Future At 51, John Rannenberg looks at his future with a certain degree of practicality. “I can’t imagine not doing horses,” he says, but adds candidly, “I don’t want to be one of those trainers who doesn’t know when to quit. You’ve seen people go through the years and fade, and I don’t want that to happen to me.” One ability not likely to diminish with age is his marketing expertise. Over the years, he and Roxann Hart have marketed and exported horses to 18 countries, in addition to substantial domestic sales. “We have a working relationship that can take horses, make something of them, and market them successfully,” he says. One of the latest is QR Marc, whom they developed and promoted with the idea that he would be the farm’s next Ivanhoe Tsultan. Instead, QR Marc attracted an offer they couldn’t refuse from Belgium’s Paul Gheysens, and was sold at a record-setting price for a 2-year-old. He considers his contemporaries, the incredibly deep group of trainers who came of age in the late 1970s and early 1980s. “When I look to see where the next generation is coming from, it’s different from when I was coming up,” he says. “There are probably more kids competing now, but how many of those young horsemen are going to pursue the training business or the horse business? ” Some things, he finds, are reassuringly the same. Barbara Buchanan, for instance—his original support system in horses, a successful real estate agent who built her own company to 47 agents strong—is timeless. At 80, she lives with Bob in Ocala and still gets to the local shows. “At Youth Nationals, so many people would say, ‘How’s your mom?’” John recalls with a smile. “Every time, I’d call her and say, ‘Jim Lowe asked about you’ or ‘Bob Boggs asked about you,’ and every time, she’d say, ‘He did?’ She was so pleased. She has so enjoyed my career, and she has a whole set of friends who are horse people.” His career—his passion—has offered him a whole set of friends as well. “Working in Arabians has given me the opportunity to travel all over the world,” John Rannenberg says. “I’ve developed great relationships and friendships that I cherish very much. Doing what I do is all about the horses; you don’t do this, make this kind of commitment, if you don’t love horses. But these horses have a way of opening so many doors.” ■

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AHA Breeders Sweepstakes ~ Iowa Gold Star Stallion ~ MN Medallion Stallion AHBA World Cup Futurity ~ Scottsdale Signature Stallion ~ Silver Sire Futurity Nominated SCID clear ~ CA negative ~ EVA negative

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2010 Filly - SOLD

2010 Filly

2010 Filly

Make Arrangements for your visit to Freeland Farms today and experience some of the finest Arabian breeding stock available in the world.

Freeland F A R M S

Contact Pam Jump ~ 260-341-4047 ~ pam@freelandfarms.com www.freelandfarms.com

AUGUST 2010 | MN BREEDERS • 3


*Marwan El Shaqab x HB Bessolea

2009 2009 Scottsdale Scottsdale Unanimous Unanimous Junior Junior Champion Champion Colt Colt Region Region 99 Unanimous Unanimous Champion Champion Yearling Yearling Colt Colt U.S. U.S. National National Top Top Ten Ten Yearling Yearling Colt Colt

Proudly owned by The Baahir Group

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Refinement Redefined

Unanimous U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion

SA Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW Multi-program nominated sire

Proudly owned by Claire & Margaret Larson 92 County Road F, River Falls, WI 54022 Call Argent Farms at 715.425.9001 • www.ArgentFarms.com AUGUST 2010 | MN BREEDERS • 5


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Minnesota Breeders Medallion Stallions BROUGHT TO YOU BY TED CARSON

Butler Farms Training Center, Inc. • 440 Devin Drive, White Oak, NC 28399 Farm: 910-866-4000 • Ted Carson: 910-876-7332 or tedcarson@intrstar.net

www.TedCarson.com

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AUGUST 2010 | MN BREEDERS • 9

SF Veraz

(*Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA)

(Soho Carol x Palomara)

Amado De Jamaal

(Padrons Psyche x HS Mostly)

ML Mostly Padron


Seductive J (*Khadraj NA x Starina PGA) Region 6 Top Five Yearling Sweepstakes Filly. Competing in MAHB medallion yearling fillies.

MPA Giorgina (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers) Region 12 Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Filly. Scottsdale Signature Champion Yearling Filly.

Bred & owned by Jerland Farms.

Bred & owned by Karen & Andy Wilson.

Miss Giovanna (MPA Giovanni x Miss America I) 2008 US National Reserve Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Filly. 2010 Region 10 Champion Mare. Competing in US National Futurity Mares. Bred & owned by Pat & Duane Dieckmann.

Kharalisa BPA (*Khadraj NA x Rhapsody In Gold) World Cup Silver Champion Junior Mare. Region 2 Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Filly. Competing in US National yearling sweepstakes fillies.

MPA Giulliani (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers) Swedish National Champion Stallion. Bred by Karen & Andy Wilson. Owned by Opreva Arabians.

Estancia W (MPA Giovanni x Gianna J(*Khadraj NA)) World Cup Futurity Reserve Champion Filly. Competing in MAHB Auction fillies. Bred & owned by Wiechmann Arabians.

Bred by BP Arabians. Owned by Timestone Arabians.

Blue Moon J (MPA Giovanni x Ultra Violet Blue) 2009 National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly. Competing in US National Stock/Hunter Mares. Bred & owned by Jerland Farms.

Ucello J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA(*Khadraj NA)) Region 3 Champion Yearling Sweepstakes Colt. World Cup Futurity Champion Colt. Competing in MAHB medallion yearling colts.

Korbel J (MPA Giovanni x Champagne Rose) IAHS Champion Halter Gelding. IAHS Champion Hunter Pleasure. Competing in MAHB Hunter Pleasure.

Bred & owned by Jerland Farms.

Bred & owned by Jerland Farms.


Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia

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

Freedom 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 12 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


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U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE

MAJOR LOVE AFFAIR DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation

WR ST PAULI GIRL DS Major Afire x ATA Psyches Psong

2008 Minnesota Fall Festival Champion Auction Filly • Winner of $28,832

AMES JASMINE DS Major Afire x G Kallora

U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly

DIXIE CHICK PVF DS Major Afire x Candelita SF

2007 Minnesota Fall Festival Champion Filly

MAJOR PRECISION DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation

2008 Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt

MAJOR ROYALTY GA DS Major Afire x Queen Versace 2008 Region 7 Champion Stock/Hunter Gelding

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A program based on the pursuit of excellence and love of the Arabian Horse Birthplace of Champions

Promising, young stock available for purchase. Fairly priced, multi-program nominated. West Lawn Farm • Dr. Jim & Penny Gute • Faribault, Minnesota 507-451-7663 • westlawnfarm@live.com • www.westlawnfarm.com

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Pistalerro WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire)

2010 Region 6 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Open 2010 Region 6 Champion Arabian Gelding AOTH

Spechall WLF

(Magnum Chall HVP x Kameliah)

2010 Region 7 Champion Yearling Filly Congratulations to new owner Said Kheir of Amaan, Jordan. Special thanks to Sandro Pinha.

Angellinah WLF

(Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF)

2010 Region 1 Champion Yearling Filly Congratulations to new owner Leslie Lurken of Rochester, MN. Special thanks to Sandro Pinha.

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Power World JQ Bringing beauty to America!

World Series x Noble Illusion JP Iowa Gold Star Stallion ~ MN Medallion Stallion Nominated AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Sire

Watch for ...

MISS EL POWER JQ Power World JQ x Elkada Sahibi

To be shown by Michael Byatt at Scottsdale 2011. Owned by Al Shaqab, Member of the Qatar Foundation. Frozen semen available in the United States, contact: Mike McNally ~ 760-500-0792 ~ mikenortharab@aol.com or Rodolfo Guzzo ~ (55 19) 8139 9739 (Brazil) ~ guzzoat@gmail.com

HARAS DOS FAVEIROS ~ Dr. Jairo Queiroz Jorge (55 67) 3521 2708 ~ (55 67) 9965 0077 cell ~ jairoqj@terra.com.br ~ www.harasdosfaveiros.com.br 16 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


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A Return To The

Classic Arabian ...

AA Sabotaj x LC Sinfonia Sinfonia, by Magnum Psyche

Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Trained by

Managed by Elk River, MN 763-441-5849 sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com

Owned and Bred by Zimmerman, MN 763-856-2190 arbucklearabians@aol.com

Lady Georgina Pelham Buenos Aries, Argentina 011-54-11-4-743-1571 cosufi@house.com.ar

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PA

(Magnum Psyche x MA Unique, by Bey Shah)

National Top Ten Stallion Regional Champion Stallion

Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion

We invite you to see the exceptional 2009 & 2010 Foals by Scimitar!

Standing at Shada, Inc. 22630 Sugar Bush Road Elk River, MN 55330 Phone: (763) 441-5849 Fax: (763) 441-3060 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com Owned by Ford Brook Farms, LLC Jerry & Heidi Bauer Ramsey, Minnesota 612-812-6184 jbauer@msn.com

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MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION STALLION • A sire of both National and International Champions • A 2009 Leading Sire of Halter Winners • A 2009 Leading Sire of BOTH Halter and Performance Winners at BOTH U.S. and Canadian Nationals GREYMOOR FARM FOALS HAVE WON: • Multiple United States National Championships • Multiple Canadian National Championships • Las Vegas World Cup Supreme Champion • Multiple United States National Top Tens • Multiple Regional Championships

GREYMOOR FARM ARABIANS HOME TO THE SIRE OF NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS, FIRST CYTE+

LOOK TO GREYMOOR FARM FOR YOUR NEXT CHAMPION!

Owner Donna M. Hentges • Farm Manager Hilary Homan phone: 952.461.3311 • mobile: 612.201.0910 greymoor@visi.com • www.first-cyte.com

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With An Eye On The Future... By Justtice

DR Rhihanna x Padrons Psyche daughter

DR Eclipse x Affirmmed daughter

DR Revelation x DR Breanne

Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Nominated Stallion Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Henriksen Arabians Dale Henriksen For breeding information, contact: Ann Henriksen-Brinkman 712.304.0330 email: ann@henriksenarabians.com www.HenriksenArabians.com

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Justtice (Justify x Afire Storrm, by Afire Bey V)


Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy, by Legacy Of Fame

Standing at Arabians International Sandro Pinha • cell: 480.226.0001 • office: 480.266.3324 • sandro@sandropinha.com www.ArabiansInternational.com Multi-program nominated sire • SCID & CA Clear Proudly bred and owned by Rolyn and Judy Schmid AUGUST 2010 | MN BREEDERS • 23


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Members 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 Bell BELL'S MERRI-HILL ARABIANS Delano, MN • 763-972-9941 E-mail: Merrihillarabs@aol.com www.merrihillarabs.com Matt, Jim & Kathryn Bergren BERGREN FAMILY ARABIANS Muskegon, MI • 231-744-1744 www.egyptianarabians.com/bergren/

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Glenn Brinkman BRINKMAN ARABIAN STABLES Pierre, SD • 605-224-0773 E-mail: glennhuntz@aol.com Greg & Mary Brown BROWNS FOLLY ARABIAN HORSES Minnetonka, MN • 952-593-0489 E-mail: BrownsFolly@aol.com www.BrownsFolly.com Kenneth & Susan Buelt DARLEY FARMS Wausau, WI • 715-848-6199

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Barbara Chur STRAWBERRY BANKS FARM East Aurora, NY • 716-652-9346 E-mail: bchur@hlhc.com www.strawberrybanksfarm.com Jack Collins & Beth Proctor WINDSONG RANCH Mankato, MN • 507-387-3869 E-mail: bertha.proctor@mnsu.edu Dave & Holly Connaker CONNAKER ARABIANS, LLC Brainerd, MN • 218-330-5759 E-mail: hollyconnaker@helpusell.com Peter & Lori Conway CONWAY ARABIANS, INC. Chatfield, MN • 507-867-2981 E-mail: peter@conwayarabians.com www.conwayarabians.com

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

Jesse & Sheri Hausladen RIDGE HAVEN ARABIANS Dave & Tammy Corning & Sienna Snell Montrose, MN • 763-675-3605 DST ARABIANS E-mail: jshaus@lakedalelink.net Olympia, WA • 360-866-8525 E-mail: DSTArabians@msn.com Donna Hentges GREYMOOR FARM Elko, MN • 952-461-3311 JOHN & MARTHA DIEDRICH E-mail: greymoor@visi.com Waseca, MN • 507-461-1587 www.first-cyte.com E-mail: jcdiedrich@gmail.com 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

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


Deri & Karen Nordsving

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

Rory & Sue O'Neill

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

O'NEILL ARABIANS, LLC Cave Creek, AZ • 602-821-8220

John D. Simms Jr. CHAOS ARABIANS Lake Geneva, WI • 262-348-9256 E-mail: chaosarabians@aol.com Jeff and Rich Sloan ARIA INTERNATIONAL Milford, WI • 403-475-3245 www.ariaarabians.com

www.oneillarabians.com Peter & Trish Kessler DON MANUEL FARMS Elkton, FL • 904-429-0555 E-mail: peter@surety-bonding.com

Doug & Kate Peterson REGENT ARABIANS Rogers, MN • 763-428-4975

Nancy Knutson MAJESTIC STAR ARABIANS Colfax, WI • 715-962-3721 E-mail: nancy@majesticstararabians.com www.majesticstararabians.com

E-mail: regentarabs@aol.com www.regentarabians.com Frank & Jody Puleo JADA ARABIANS

Manny Lawrence JADE CREEK ARABIANS Santa Ynez, CA • 805-693-1400 www.jadecreek.com

Hugo, MN • 651-653-9369

Steve & Susanne Mackrell CRIMSON FARMS, LLC Buellton, CA E-mail: suzierae@aol.com

Kathy Rappley

www.jadaarabians.com

Mark and Val Sylla WESTRIDGE FARMS River Falls, WI • 715-426-9640 m E-mail: vals@westridgefarms.com www.westridgefarms.com Debbie Treadwell ADVANTAGE ARABIANS 7 Maple Lake, MN • 320-963-3677 E-mail: debbiet@lakedalelink.nett www.advantagearabians.com

VALGLYNA ARABIANS New Richmond, WI • 715-246-5562 Perry & Diane Wagamon WAGAMON HORSE FARM E-mail: klcricket@frontiernet.net Lino Lakes, MN • 651-464-7299 E-mail: pdwagamon@aol.com Fernando De Santibanes www.wagamonfarms.com HARAS MAYED Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tom Mensing OUTLAW EQUESTRIANS Afton, MN • 612-860-4888 E-mail: tommensing@gmail.com

E-mail: info@harasmayed.com

Walter R. Mishek MISHEKS ARABIANS Waseca, MN • 507-835-3204 E-mail: wrm@ahtimes.com

PINE CREST ARABIANS

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

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

www.MedallionStallion.com

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Kim McKimmy ARCHETYPE ARABIANS St. Michael, MN • 763-497-6904 E-mail: kmckimmy@regentassociates.biz

E-mail: frankpuleojr@yahoo.com

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

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Back on the Show Grounds!!

Stallion Service Auction

Sat., Oct. 22nd, d 22010 010 Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.

5:00 - 6:30 P.M. PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY 6:30 P.M. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 7:00 P.M. AUCTION ENTERTAINMENT & DANCING

HORSE B REEDERS , INC .

Only the h foals f l from f breedings b d sold ld at the h Stallion S l Service Auction can compete in the Auction Futurity.

The Only Midwest Arabian Futurity to Allow Only One Auction Class Entry per Stallion Service Sold!

Huge Prize Money Available!!

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Friday • October 1, 2010 • 9:00 A.M. 03 12 26 20 04

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

YEARLING MEDALLION COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEMI-FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE MAIDEN HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL YEARLING MEDALLION FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEMI-FINAL

Friday • October 1, 2010 • Not Before 1:00 P.M. 08 15 22 27 28

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

3 & OVER GELDINGS JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE MAIDEN HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL COUNTRY PLEASURE JACKPOT ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL REINING JACKPOT ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL

*4:00 P.M. GOURMET BBQ AND ENTERTAINMENT IN FRONT OF HORSE BARN*

Friday • October 1, 2010 • Not Before 6:00 P.M. 02 11 24 19 01

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

AUCTION YEARLING FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEMI-FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE 18 & OVER AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE 40 & OVER AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL AUCTION YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SEMI-FINAL

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2010 Fall Festival Class Schedule

Saturday • October 2, 2010 • 9:00 A.M. 06 16 23 05 21 10

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

2-YEAR-OLD FILLIES ATH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL WESTERN PLEASURE AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL 2-YEAR-OLD COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE MAIDEN HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL LIBERTY JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL

*CHILI AND FIXINS SERVED IN BARN AT 12:00 P.M.* *INFORMATIONAL CLINIC FEATURING SCOTT BENJAMIN*

Saturday • October 2, 2010 • Not Before 1:00 P.M. MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

WESTERN PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL SADDLE SEAT PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE ATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL AUCTION YEARLING FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JTR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL

*BROODMARE ELITE AND STALL DECORATION AWARDS* 01 MAHB AUCTION YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL 09 MAHB GET-OF-SIRE ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL

*ALL STAR STALLION PARADE FOLLOWING AFTERNOON SESSION*

Saturday • October 2, 2010 • 5:00 P.M. Auction Festivities In Birthing Center 5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M. PROGRESSIVE DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT BY LARRY JEROME 6:30 P.M. SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS 7:00 P.M. AUCTION STARTS *LIVE BAND AND DANCING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AUCTION * Sunday • October 3, 2010 • 10:00 A.M. 13 03 18 07 29 04

MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB MAHB

WESTERN PLEASURE 40 & 0VER AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL YEARLING MEDALLION COLTS/GELDINGS ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL HUNTER PLEASURE 18-39 AATR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL 3 & OVER MARES JACKPOT ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL SADDLE SEAT AOTR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL YEARLING MEDALLION FILLIES ATH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FINAL

*HIGH POINT SIRE, BREEDER, JUNIOR EXHIBITOR, AND ADULT AMATEUR AWARDS* If sections do not warrant enough entries, they will run as finals.

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Every year, the MAHB honors the wonderful mares that produce our young champions through the

Broodmare B r ooo d m a r e Elite E lii tee program. proo g r a m . The 2009 Broodmare Elite honorees were:

Candelita SF

(NV Elite x CR Candelabra) Owned by Punch and Ann Benson of Prairie View Farm

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Padrons Nike

(Padrons Psyche x Niya) owned by Mike and Donna Hentges of Greymoor Farm

To find out if your special mare qualifies, go to www.medallionstallion.com under broodmare elite.

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After 25 years MAHB began a program to honor the stallions that have built this program through the

Medallion M e d a l lii o n Stallion S t a lll ioo n Hall H a ll Of O f Fame Fa m e Last year's inductees were:

Fame VF

(Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose)

(Sharem El Sheikh x Tomboy)

To see previous years inductees, go to www.medallionstallion.com under Hall of Fame. To find out who this year's inductees will be, attend the 2010 Stallion Service Auction Saturday, October 2nd at 5:00 PM!

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Eternety

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Honoring the Arabian Horse,

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Founded in 1979 with Vision and Integrity

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Creating tomorrow's traditions through today's innovations

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Ever Changing Times

40Years of Arabian Horse Times by Linda White

A whole lot has happened, and a whole lot has changed, in the 40 years since Waseca, Minn., dweller Walter Mishek came up with and created the Arabian Horse Times. Walter is no Garrison Kieller (originally from Anoka, Minn.) but the classy, informative magazine would one day make him a household name, at least in Arabian horse people’s households. As we think about those years, a continuous roll of film passes, somewhere just behind our eyes. In this private cinema, world events, happenings closer to home, the economy, the oil spill (pick one), and our own dreams and expectations are ever-changing. They slide into our collective consciousness like a runner on third after a base hit. Exciting breakthroughs make our world seem smaller every day. This means that the changes we make, heedful or heedless, may affect every other living thing on earth, including us. Those changes can cause egregious harm or can beneficially affect the earth itself.

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We all learned in 4-H that in an Arabian horse’s skull, the roomy cranial vault can accommodate a very large brain, which the horse uses to his every advantage to outsmart us. Our brains are smaller, and usually tuned to a different rock and roll station, but they do manage to produce an imaginary time line that moves along, frame by frame, in our inadequate little brains. We find some selections on the time line, tough little canapés to choke down, because the changes we see may not be at all what we had in mind. So speak up. This magazine can be a very loud voice. For 40 years, the Arabian Horse Times has been there, serving the Arabian horse community (that would be you, reading this), steadfastly recording the good, the bad, and the ugly. Occasionally, this magazine is accused of soft-pedaling negative occurrences. Readers can check with the Library of Congress or the Bureau of Statistics for bottom line confirmation, but there is unimpeachable evidence that this rosecolored strategy has made a positive difference in the Arabian horse milieu. Breeders and trainers are always telling us that during important first visits to their facilities, far fewer potential Arabian horse owners act out their anxieties. Those guys contend that since the advent of the Arabian Horse Times, visitors hardly ever back away suspiciously, their eyes protruding like golf balls, as they call out to us in a shrill voice, “Whooo-oo-eeee-e! I’m never gonna get me one of those!” Before You Were Born … Back in the day, let’s say during the Richard Nixon through Jimmy Carter administrations, color TVs were mighty scarce, and using the word “ecology” in a sentence would have mystified half the population. Horses were an eccentric hobby for the wealthy. The kids at school would be snotty with kids from horse families because they were envious. They were even snottier with the kids who showed their horses. At horse shows. That was guaranteed fodder for bullying and ridicule, and yes, I speak from experience. Every weekend, the man of the family hitched up the horse trailer, usually a twohorse Miley with a little rust, to the family’s huge, gas-guzzling maroon Chrysler, loaded up horse and family, and took off. Any respectable Arabian horse-owning family’s vehicles all had trailer hitches, even Mom’s old Chevy station wagon. The family’s Arabian stallion (too often a nice gelding prospect) was broke to death, the guy they bought him from insisted, but it took half an hour to load him.

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Ever Changing Times “What a broad, family-oriented base we had 40 years ago!” ref lects longtime Michigan breeder Jan Senneker. “Almost everyone showed their own horses, often in several disciplines at the same show, and everyone pretty much had a fair chance. We attended the 1974 Arabian Horse Fair, in Louisville, where we enjoyed exhibitions of some famous stallions: *Aramus, *Oran Van Crabbet, *Sakr and others. The pride of ownership, and the horse owners’ eagerness to share information, were very evident.” In those days, despite gasoline at 19 cents a gallon and Eisenhower’s winning interstate highway system, Arabian horse people continued to go to all-breed shows less than a r Jan Senneke Sufi. l A r ta day’s drive away. Horse show food was va A h wit generally suspect, so a picnic lunch was in the car trunk. Dry-cleaned riding clothes would be hanging by the rear passenger windows, hermetically sealed in plastic bags. There those clothes would stay, inviolate, until the children put them on, crouching in the horse trailer, in the minuscule space directly under the hay net, trying not to get alfalfa on the good navy chaps. Yes, times have changed. Jan Senneker well remembers those bygone days. “I won the Michigan Futurity one year, showing the fillies myself—out of the trailer! Cut to a more recent Michigan futurity, where a major handler was f lown in to show the winner.” Oh, sure, 40 years ago, some big local outfit would always pull onto the show grounds in their expensive, late model horse van, with a battalion of grooms and attendants for their

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horses, but for the most part, showing Arabian horses was still a modest affair. Trainers and exhibitors supported the all-breed shows that carried generic Arabian classes, because shows strictly for Arabians were scarce. What came next was entirely unexpected. As the 1970s elapsed, Arabian and Half-Arabian registration numbers grew steadily, and show entries everywhere swelled. Sharp-eyed cognoscenti glimpsed an oncoming phenomenon, but most of us were oblivious to the first, faint rumblings that would soon become a deafening roar. “I remember huge classes,” Senneker recalls. “When we took Avatar Al Sufi to Louisville for stallion halter in 1978, there were well over 100 entries in his class!” Scottsdale, the national shows, and the Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes grew disproportionately, their numbers doubling and nearly tripling in the decade following 1970. Several times in the early 1980s, Scottsdale attracted well more than 2,000 horses; that would be horses, not entries. One year when Verne Dutter was still at the helm, the Buckeye had nearly 1,600 horses. (Again, that would be horses, not just class entries.) “So, I was very proud when Rhythm and Blues placed Top 8 in a class of about 60 fillies at the Buckeye,” Senneker remembers. “And 1970 was also the year that the World Arabian Horse Organization (WAHO) was founded, with Jay Stream its president,” notes historian and pedigree authority Arlene Magid, who wrote for the Arabian Horse Times for many years, beginning in 1983. “In 1972, for the first time, an importer owned both the U.S. national champion stallion and the


1972 U.S. National Champions *Elkin and *Elkana with trainer Jim Taasaas.

U.S. national champion mare,” Magid continues. “*Elkin, the stallion, and *Elkana, the mare, were shown by the late Jim Taasaas for Mike Nichols, their owner. That historic achievement has never been duplicated.” Advances in understanding and managing equine health, and reproduction science and technology have raced into the new century with breathtaking speed. Ideas that were thought to be impossible are now standard operating procedure. Arabian horse breeding has turned corner after corner in the past several decades. “Blood typing for all stallions became mandatory in 1975, and two years later, the Arabian Horse Registry allowed artificial insemination,” Arlene Magid points out. She adds, “This enables stallions to breed many more mares each year than they could with live cover or natural service. Transported semen was permitted, beginning in 1990. “Largely because of the weakened global economy in 2009, 19 years after transported semen was approved, just 5,544 purebred Arabians were registered,” she continues, “but 2010 has begun with new hope. Long dead stallions are able to sire foals through technological advances that enable the injection of a single sperm cell into a mature egg. This has made it possible to have foals by such greats as *Muscat and Ruminaja Ali, both deceased.” The Flamboyant Years The 1970s saw innovations that seem modest by today’s standards, but they made the front page 40 years ago. “The first Lasma auction was

held in 1971,” Magid begins. “This initiated what would become a tradition of spectacular sales held around the time of the Scottsdale Show.” In 1975, Mike Nichols added the spice of glamour to his Connecticut sale, wowing everyone with the presence of celebrities such as Candice Bergen and Jacqueline Onassis. So, for about eight years, from 1978 through 1986, the Arabian industry’s big dog league staged increasingly star-studded auctions rivaling Broadway productions. Entry into the gala sales was (rather crassly, some of us thought) predicated on the pre-sale approval of each hopeful attendee’s financial credentials. Before the auction commenced, throngs of excited, eager, finelyattired potential buyers would cluster in the lobby in little bunches, like quail, A scene from nibbling hors d’oeuvres. The rest of the 1984 Lasma Class us, admitted only because we had press ic. passes, stood around uncomfortably in our budget-buster new clothes and tootight Cole Haan wing-tips, hoping we still had reserved seats. You never knew when celebrities like Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., or actress Elizabeth Taylor might turn up. The ladies’ restroom at the Lasma Sales Center featured a dozen sinks on one long wall. A continuous, mirrored wall above the sinks Dr. Eugene LaCroix with ylor. allowed a dozen or more ladies to repair actress Elizabeth Ta their various cosmetic beauty aids. One night, at an AIDS research fundraiser put on by Arabian horse enthusiasts during Scottsdale week, eight or 10 of us were leaning into the mirror, shoulder to shoulder, when I happened

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Ever Changing Times to glance at the sink to my right. There stood Elizabeth Taylor, tiny and in one of her slim periods, exquisite beyond the most compelling screen and photo images of her. Catching my breath, I nudged the lady on my left. She looked over, raised her eyebrows in astonishment, and nudged the lady on her left. The nudges went down the line, until we e rs d Arabian ho Entertainer an h it were all peering, wide-eyed, at ne New ton w breeder Way . ds one of the world’s most beautiful el hi S e actress Brook women. As we star-gazed rudely, lipsticks and compacts forgotten in our hands, it slowly dawned on us that even if we fussed with our makeup until tomorrow noon, we were never going to look like Elizabeth Taylor.

Actress Candice Bergen and Mike Nichols.

Cleverly disguised in designer originals, other famous personages wafted among the crowd. Some of those dresses were truly amazing. Heavily beaded or sequined, those dresses must have weighed a ton, but they sure were beautiful.

In retrospect, one special sale, held February 10, 1985, stands alone. The catalogue lying on my desk reads, “Polish Ovation: Mares of the State Stud.” The heavy-papered, 96-page document is filled with the Arabian’s history in Poland, and interviews with distinguished Polish Arabian experts, complemented by a selection of the extraordinary photographs Jerry Sparagowski took at Poland’s state studs. That evening, onstage at the Lasma Sales

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Center, the Michalów State Stud Director Jaworowski toasted the American hosts and the breathtaking collection of sale mares that were to come. Lot 1, *Penicylina, would be named 1986 U.S. National Champion Mare. Other important Scottsdale auctions held through the years included Dr. Armand Hammer’s Oxy Arabians Masterpiece Collection, the Karho Sales, and the 1983 Gainey Fountainhead Sale, among others. Those were a fantastic few years, until reality took a big bite, puncturing the inflated market like a child’s balloon. Speaking of myths, a highly visible, would-be glamour girl gained industry attention briefly by purchasing wonderful, imported Polish mares at Scottsdale’s auctions. The Arabian community quickly dubbed her “the Purple Lady” because everything around her was purple. That meant coordinated purple evening gowns, dyed satin pumps, jewelry, lipstick, nails and eye makeup. There was always a lavender-dyed, full length ermine coat draped over her shoulders (against those freezing, sub-zero Scottsdale temperatures, we supposed). A retinue of small, white dogs and ponies, all purple-dyed, surrounded her. This lady exhibited in Arabian mounted native costume, a sitting duck for jokesters in her lowcut, ornate purple ensembles. Late, beloved Ohio breeder Betty Zekan liked to tell a favorite story on her husband, Bill. “One year at U.S. Nationals, Bill and I were standing on the rail, watching the native costume class, when the Purple Lady happened to ride by, dressed in a very revealing costume.” Betty’s blue eyes crinkled as she grinned mischievously. “The first time she cantered by, Bill was thunderstruck. ‘Good God, Betty!’ he yelled. ‘Look at those!’”


Betty would dissolve in laughter. The Zekans spent millions of dollars for exceptional mares at the Lasma sales in those high-flying years, but their finances easily withstood the expenditures. On the other hand, some people threw money around like crazed teens at a theme park, believing that the gravy train would never stop. Of course, it did stop, rather abruptly, thanks in large part to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, or more familiarly, just GrammRudman. Over-extended investors discovered that all opportunities to depreciate that high ticket, 20-year-old broodmare over three years had vanished. In the blink of a congressman’s pen, Arabian horses were no longer selling for millions, nor were they still the perfect tax shelter. Many people felt the downturn to a greater or lesser degree, especially those investors who had spent money unwisely, lured not by love of the Arabian horse, but by the promise of a fast return on their dollar. Far-removed absentee owners who never even saw the horses they bought, disappeared fast with little or no love lost anywhere. When the dust settled, a brief, fabulous chapter of Arabian horse history had been written. Those years were unreal, but they demonstrated that the animals themselves comprised only maybe 27 percent of the Arabian horse business. The rest of the formula was the Arabian horse people. It was they who gradually returned the Arabian horse industry to healthy sustainability. Today, a quarter century later, increasing numbers of enchanted owners and exhibitors are having more fun with their Arabians and Half-Arabians than they ever could have imagined.

Youth Nationals and Sport Horse Nationals have been added since 1970, and at those two events in particular, loving, hands-on pride shines from every corner. Some innovations came and went. The Arabian Horse Trust, for example, started out strong but faded, lacking adequate financial support. Its functions have been taken over by the Purebred Arabian Trust and the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, who worked with the Kentucky Horse Park to build the Al-Marah Arabian Galleries, a $10 million addition to the International Museum of the Horse that opened in June 2010. The late Bill and Be

tty Zekan.

Many of the old shows have vanished into history, but new shows continue to take their place on the Arabian show calendar. Now, however, attendance is bolstered by the increasing size of the amateur division and the futurities that offer substantial prize money programs. n horse lover an

d actor,

Arabia The Arabian Horse Times Sway ze. the late Patrick has remained stalwart in the face of every upturn, downturn and re-up, continuously informing, educating and entertaining its loyal readership. That now includes AHT subscribers in 60 countries. We asked a few Arabian horse devotees to share their recollections of the last 40 years with us and with you.

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Ever Changing Times A Few Times Remembered

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Veronica Jochens got her start with Arabians 56 years ago, so her perspective encompasses our entire, 40-year time frame. “What people will I never forget? I remember Carl Luthin from Springfield, Mo., showing in costume,” she replies, repeating the question. “He rode with an actual spear. Once, during a class, his horse stumbled. The spear flew out of Carl’s hand and stuck in the wall! That is when they outlawed all potentially deadly appointments in the costume class.” Jochens’ judging memories remind her of all the great horses that have come before her at the U.S. Nationals, Scottsdale and other shows. “Speaking of memories,” she adds, “who could ever forget the year Scottsdale had so many days of rain that they tried to dry out Paradise Park’s show ring with a helicopter!” That single incident gave us the indelible images of a preternaturally low-flying helicopter, hovering over Ring One, that made Paradise Park unforgettable. Other colorful Bell Road experiences ran the gamut from scary to hilarious, some of them tragic, and many more, filled with joy. The show eventually outgrew Paradise Park, so in 1986, the whole shebang moved to WestWorld. “I saw *Bask in the ring,” Jochens recalls, “ and what a horse he was! Also, I so much admired Al-Marah Canadius and his trainer, Carolyn Gardner. He was a wonderful, talented horse with a great heart. What a team! I also think about Red Byers, and all the great horses he trained and showed. He, too, was a real horseman.”

Gene LaCroix riding

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*Bask.

*Bask’s record alone would be astonishing for a stallion of any breed. He became a national


halter and park champion, and an unparalleled sire. “Today, more than 30 years after his death, *Bask is still the breed’s leading sire of purebred champions,” notes Magid. The stallion *Muscat, a glossy chestnut, was Howard Kale Jr.’s 1978 importation from Russia’s Tersk Stud. That was the year the Arabian Horse Registry recognized the Russian Stud Book, making it possible for *Muscat and other Russian Arabians to be registered with the Arabian Horse Registry. With registration came the right to register Russian and Russian-related foals, and to exhibit the newly registered Russian horses against other purebred Arabians. It didn’t take long. Two years later, with Howard Kale Jr. on the lead, *Muscat was named 1980 U.S. and Canadian National Champion and 1980 Scottsdale Champion Stallion, the first stallion to win those titles, which came to be known as the Arabian Triple Crown, in a single year. His daughter Amber Satin was named 1987 U.S. National Champion Mare. *Muscat and *Bask join a star-studded list of sires most influential to the Arabian breed over the last 40 years. (See Arabian Legends, by Marian K. Carpenter, published in 1999, for more information. Marian Carpenter, by the way, is a former Arabian Horse Times Editor.) Arlene Magid introduces another important milestone. “In 1981 the inaugural American Egyptian Event was held,” she says. “This show has steadily grown in influence over the years, and is now an important international event.” The Pyramid Society, headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park, produces and hosts the annual Egyptian Event. The organization is composed of breeders and admirers dedicated to preserving, perpetuating and promoting

the straight Egyptian Arabian, whose genetic makeup is widely believed to be the world’s foremost source for recreating the ancient desert Arabian’s classic type, rare courage, and other treasured qualities. The annual Egyptian Event, held the first week in June, is a celebration of the straight Egyptian Arabian and his Egyptian-related cousins. The week is packed with unique educational opportunities, competitive halter and performance classes, gala evenings of dining and dancing, barn aisle parties, and a wealth of similarly relaxed activities for horses and human. Not surprisingly, the Egyptian Event has become many people’s favorite horse show. Life Among The Specialized These days, bigger and bigger chunks of the Arabian and Half-Arabian populations are genetically predisposed to excel at one particular task, like reining, English pleasure, dressage, or something else. Ambitious breeders have been carefully tailoring their breeding programs to produce those specialized individuals. Some are aiming for particular kinds of performance horses, while others make their selections based on what is most likely to produce winning halter horses. Of course, some Arabian enthusiasts still long for the day when our priorities will come full circle, when all the rage again will be their partner and friend, the beautiful, old-timey Arabian or Half-Arabian that was adept at a variety of demanding tasks, all performed on the same day at the same show. Those sainted steeds would remain cheerful and willing the entire time! In some circles, they have been the rage all along, but as Bob Dylan pointed out: the times, they are a-changin’. ■

See more next month in the continuing coverage of our 40th Anniversary!

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Leaders Of The Times: August Calendar Feature

Marjestic WA by Colleen Scott When Lisa East, of Arabians of Qiran al Sa’dain LLC, Brentwood, Tenn., found a picture of Marjestic WA on the Internet, she wasn’t shopping for a stallion. In fact, she wasn’t even shopping for a horse. Not really. But for some inexplicable reason, as she looked through stock photography of Arabian horses, her cursor happened upon a photo of Marjestic WA and she was immediately captivated. In fact, as she admits, “There was something about him. I couldn’t get him off my mind.” Curious, Lisa emailed an inquiry to breeder Andrea Wadsworth and the rest, as they say, is history. With just one phone call to Wadsworth, East became further hooked on the horse she had yet to see in the flesh. “You know, sometimes logic tells you one thing but your gut tells you something else entirely?” she says. “That’s how it was with this horse. My mind told me I wasn’t looking for a show horse and all that would entail, but my heart told me I was meant to have him in my life.” As Wadsworth recalls, East was enthusiastic about Marjestic WA when she made that initial inquiry. “She was so excited about the picture that she had found of him, and we talked and talked some more!” she says. “We had many conversations, and she naturally had many questions that we went through. Knowing she was new to Arabian horses and excited, I had and still have a responsibility to make sure she bought this horse knowing all I could tell her. We need people in our breed that have someone treat them correctly, and have a good experience, so they can do the same down the road.” Marjestic WA’s appeal to East wasn’t entirely happenstance. “I spent each summer riding horses at my grandmother’s farm in Arkansas,” she explains. “The neighbors bred Arabians and I was mesmerized by their sheer beauty, especially that of their stallion. Evenings were spent watching him run the fence with his tail flagged, showing off for the mares. Days were spent on horseback exploring miles of dirt roads, pine forests, ponds, creeks and back 164 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

pastures on top of Wolverton Mountain. Those summers are some of my best memories.” Her grandmother’s neighbors often let East ride some of their Arabian mares on these day-long rides, and East vowed to herself she would someday own an Arabian horse. Little did she know it would be a stallion of such potential significance. Besides East’s gut feel about Marjestic WA and her longago promise to herself, what else could inspire a non-horse owner to simply pick up the phone and begin the chain of events that would lead to the purchase of a stallion? For those well-versed in the Arabian industry, one look at the stallion’s pedigree helps explain how East became so enamored of him. His sire, *Marwan Al Shaqab, needs no introduction. His long list of accolades includes World, Qatari, Nations Cup, European and U.S. National Champion titles. What makes Marjestic WA even more unique, however, is the strength of his dam line, starting with Miraga WA. “Miraga WA is a beautiful, long-legged mare with correct conformation, and a high-set, elegant neck,” Wadsworth says. “Bred to *Marwan, she gave Marjestic two crosses to Fame VF and several more to Raffon. I also thought they were very similar in style and if the breeding worked the way I hoped, it would be an outstanding foal. She also is out of a triple Aristocrat dam line.” Given that heritage, it is easy to see how East could fall in love with the stallion based on a photograph. After numerous conversations with Wadsworth, East was ready to make her first horse purchase. After allowing the stallion to spend some time with a trainer in the Arizona area, East brought him home to Tennessee in order to get to know him better and contemplate his future. “I discovered a lot about Marjestic during this time,” she says. “He always carries himself with an air of regality, which can at times disguise what a ham he is at heart. In the show ring, he’s all dignity and elegance. But at home when watching him work at liberty in a bullpen, if my attention wandered for even an instant, he commanded it back by working the rail, playfully rearing, tossing his head and


MARJESTIC WA

mane—basically using any mechanism he could to make sure all eyes stayed focused on him. Yet, he did it with such a sweetness of disposition and love of people, you forgave his obvious conceit. Once he had the attention back where it belonged, the louder we cheered, the bigger the show. I knew if I could find a trainer that could allow him to maintain his innate dignity and presence while allowing space for him to feel comfortable enough to bring that mischievous playfulness into the ring, we would have a winning combination.” East ultimately settled on Jeff Schall, Shada Inc., to lead Marjestic to the next phase of his career. Her instinct proved to be right on as Schall led the stallion to a unanimous regional championship victory in 2009, followed by a top ten at the U.S. Nationals in the deepest junior stallion class anyone can remember in years. Getting a late start by debuting in his 4-year-old year, Marjestic established himself amongst his more experienced peers by being the only horse finishing in the top half of that class that wasn’t already a national champion. Schall has this to say about Marjestic: “A common thread amongst legendary stallions is a dynamic expression with an innate sense of purpose. Marjestic just seems to know that he is one of the elites. He is arrogant yet personable, confident yet humble, refined yet full of strength and power. Although new on the show scene, he absolutely exploded last year with Scottsdale, regional and national titles. It is so rare to find an individual that embodies so many of the breed’s standards. He literally is exceptional in so many ways, from top to bottom, front to back. His effort and willingness is evident in everything he does and touches, always giving 100 percent of his all!” This year has been devoted to the next stage of Marjestic WA’s career, that of breeding stallion. Like his show career, he’s taken to it quite well. East, who purchased Marjestic’s grand dam, Meiata, bred the mare back to him and is excited about the resulting filly. “I can see that Marjestic is able to pass on his great attributes,” she says. “Meiomi is lovely and shares the same qualities as the entire first foal crop, including refinement, nice long legs, large, beautiful eyes and correct conformation.”

Marjestic WA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Miraga WA).

Schall is also excited about what Marjestic WA is producing and says the handful of foals on the ground this year is promising. “We are consistently seeing babies with incredible balance, smoothness, expression and great beauty,” he says. As for East and her new journey, she is looking forward to Marjestic’s return to the national halter spotlight and adding another dimension by introducing Marjestic WA to the performance world. “The goal is to be able to allow him to showcase his beauty, athleticism and intelligence by competing in dual disciplines, exhibiting the versatility for which the Arabian horse is known,” she says. In the meantime, she continues to devote herself to researching and learning more about the breed, while enjoying the stallion that started it all, along with Meiata and Meiomi. “The future plan is to slowly and carefully build a small group of top quality broodmares, as I intend to be involved with Arabian horses for the rest of my life,” she says. What better way to start than with Marjestic WA, the stallion that captivated her imagination? ■ AUGUST 2010 | 165


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Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm— The Legacy Continues by Colleen Scott

When Jason Krohn, Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm, accepted the Rising New Star Award at the 2010 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards, he shared the accolades with others, both two and four-legged: “As trainers we are nothing without our great horses, and we are nothing without our great customers. That being said, I would also be nothing without my dad.”

also lifelong friends. They allowed me to show their horses, and one thing led to another.”

Blake went to Miami University, beginning a long and spread-out college career. Although enrolled in a pre-med curriculum, he was obsessed with the horses he had left behind. “I knew I wanted to be with the horses—it had become my passion. I knew it was what I wanted to do with my life.” The question remained: how to break Krohn’s talent and, as it turns the news to his parents? “I think the out, his gracious attitude, are no hardest thing I’ve ever done was to tell coincidence. Spend time with his them I wasn’t going to become a doctor, parents, Blake and Genna, and it but a horse trainer,” he says. “They Blake, Genna, and Jason Krohn. is obvious where he acquired not weren’t familiar with the business and only his gift with horses, but also the other talents necessary didn’t really understand. … At the time, I didn’t either.” to ensure that Oak Haven remains a force in the Arabian horse industry for years to come. To understand how Oak At Miami University he became friends with Brian Miller, Haven became not just an Arabian horse training facility, son of Bud and Nola Miller, Emkay Arabians, then located but home to talented trainers and horses and happy clients, in Springfield, Ohio. The summer following their freshman one has to go back four decades to when Blake Krohn, then year, Emkay Arabians’ trainer left and Blake was invited to a 14-year-old boy, found his life’s calling. the farm to help. He stayed for seven years. The Discovery “We were relocating from the city to a more rural area in Centerville, Ohio,” recalls Blake of the long-ago move that would set the stage for his future. “Every day, we would go out and check progress on the house and pass a horse farm. Something called me to go there.” Once relocated, Blake rode his bicycle to the farm, home of Clinton Arabians. Jim Clinton took the young Blake under his wing, and an unsuspecting teenager quickly became engrossed in what would eventually become his career. Blake bought a threequarter Arabian gelding by Clinton’s *Bask son Banduke, which set him back $350. With legendary Arabian pedigrees surrounding him (Blake recalls progeny by sires *Bask, Ferzon and Fadjur), the training opportunities were limitless. “I started helping Jim on weekends and after school,” he recalls. “I also bought a book—well, a lot of books. After a while, I was kind of ‘adopted’ by Jim and Lillian Ferrara, who were not only my horse show parents but

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During that time, Blake learned a lot, sometimes by trial and error, but his commitment to becoming a horse trainer never faltered. He became a fixture on the show circuit in the Midwest and met Genna Purvine, now Genna Krohn, at a show in Springfield, Ill. “She came riding into a class and that was it,” he says of the beginning of their courtship. A Legacy Of Family Involvement While Blake was the first in his family to develop a passion for Arabian horses, Genna was not. Her

Scottsdale Champion Toi Bask O.H. and Blake Krohn.


paternal grandfather, Glenn F. Purvine, was friends with Cecil Edwards (Mr. Gladys Brown Edwards) and such noteworthy industry leaders as Frank McCoy and E.E. Hurlbutt. He not only knew Hurlbutt, but joined forces with him to purchase the Half-Arabian Registry (then broke), which they subsequently gave to the International Arabian Horse Association. Purvine also commissioned Gladys Brown Edwards to draw the decal IAHA used for many years, and later convinced her to do the sculpture still used for national trophies. Due to her grandfather’s involvement in the breed, Genna’s father grew up with Arabians. Her mother was no stranger to the equine world, growing up riding and competing on Quarter Horses. With a love of horses dating back to her grandfather, it was no surprise to her parents when Genna showed an interest them. As for her first Arabian, Genna recalls that the horse came by accident. “My Dad and I went to BruMarBa Arabians looking for a saddle and came home with an Arabian gelding.” In her early teens, she and her mom (her father was in the military, so he was away quite a bit) became a part of the Arabian show scene, arriving together in Springfield, Ill., on that day when fate would intervene in the form of Blake Krohn.

soccer, t-ball, ballet, softball, school activities and more. “We spent a lot of time in the car,” Genna recalls. Not one to back down from a challenge, when she was asked to step in as interim youth director at the family’s church, she agreed, and has served in that capacity for the past four years. Although she claims never to have formally used her college education, one has to believe otherwise as she clearly has successfully navigated the challenge of raising seven children, managing the family business and serving as youth director. How does she juggle so many things? As Jason recalls, in a somewhat military fashion (which one might expect, given her father’s career). “My mom always had a plan; she was very organized,” he says. “There are very few people that can do what she has done and continues to do every day.” Chaotic? Yes. Crazy? Some might say yes. Would she change anything? Absolutely not. “I wouldn’t do anything different,” Genna says. “Not one thing.” Like Father, Like Son

Given their ages (Blake was turning 20, Genna just 16), the two dated long-distance for several years. Blake moved to Tucson, Ariz., with Emkay Arabians. Genna moved around the country, eventually making her way to Arizona and attending the University of Arizona, Tucson. They married in 1982 and soon after were asked by Arabian breeders Ira and Sally Morris to move to Lindale, Texas (in Eastern Texas, near Tyler), and train full-time for them. Oak Haven Arabian Horse Farm Comes To Be The Morris farm, already named Oak Haven, became home for the young couple, and still is today. Blake worked for Ira and Sally for 10 years, then bought the farm when they retired. With 45 acres, it was an ideal place to raise children: seven of them, the oldest of which is now 25 and the youngest, 15. While Blake managed the training, showing and other physical aspects of their growing Arabian horse training and showing business, Genna managed the breeding, accounting and client interaction. With Blake gone at up to 15 shows a year, she also carried many of the child-rearing responsibilities. Of the early years, even she marvels at the organized chaos. “During those days, I didn’t get a lot done during the daytime hours,” she recalls. “When they were napping, or maybe while they were watching Sesame Street, but otherwise, it was at night, after they went to bed.” Once the older kids that make up the Krohn brood got into extracurricular activities, things got even more complicated. Not only was there the family business to tend to, but also

Just Breezin and Jason Krohn.

Out of the seven Krohn children, all have helped around the farm, ridden and shown. The eldest, Dane, works in Tyler in advertising, but comes home to help with Sunday feedings and also manages the farm’s website. Jayne, newly graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Texas at Tyler, gives riding lessons. Susan and John are both college students, but still find time to spend at the farm helping where needed. Grant and Matthew may be the next rising stars, but to date, it has been Jason, now 24, who has shown the most interest in following in Blake’s footsteps. Jason recalls one of the first summers he spent working for his dad, when he was 13 or 14—one that started with the motivation of a bike, but ended

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with the goal of becoming a horse trainer. “There was this Diamondback trick bike I really wanted that cost $600 and I didn’t have the money,” he says. “So I told my dad I wanted to work for him to earn that bike. We sat down and talked about the horses and set goals for them and started working toward meeting those goals. He let me start riding some of the nicer, trained horses that actually did their jobs. I found that I really loved having the responsibility of making those horses do what they were trained to do, and was driven to complete the goals we had set.” By the end of the summer, Jason was $600 richer (he laughs now at what a great deal his father got), and became the proud owner of a new Diamondback trick bike. More importantly, he was convinced he’d discovered his life’s work. “I felt like I had done pretty well with the horses and I enjoyed what I was doing.” He hasn’t looked back since. If there is any doubt as to where that passion and innate ability came from, one needs only look to Blake. Had there been such a thing as the “Rising New Star Award” in the early days of his career, he would surely have been a recipient. Josh Quintus, Colonial Wood, recalls seeing Blake show early on and recognizing his unique talent. “Some of the horses Blake has shown over the years weren’t really great individuals,” he says. “But Blake has this incredible knack of pulling out a horse’s talent. He knows exactly what to do to get the best out of them.” Oak Haven—The Team Today

from him. He’s my hero, my mentor. He works seven days a week, never takes a day off. He is continuously making Oak Haven a better place for the sake of the horses.” With the groundwork laid by both his mother and father, Jason has developed his own training methods and business practices. He and Blake work together on a daily basis with the horses and clients, still developing a plan for each horse much as they did that long-ago summer. “We take our time with the horses,” says Jason. “We want our horses to be successful. We want our clients to be successful. We aren’t going to push a horse into the show ring if we aren’t confident that horse is ready.” The two have also found that their clients enjoy being part of the planning process and understanding what is expected of the horse at each stage of its development. “Most of the people we work with love these horses,” he says. “They want to be involved. They want to know what the plan is, because they have goals for that horse or for themselves too.” That goal-setting paid off for Jason at the 2009 U.S. Nationals when he made the championship victory pass aboard KRA Im On Fire (KRA Afire Works x Dorian Vogue) in the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship. “I love to show,” he says. “I love to train, but showing and winning is like the finish line. That was the first time I’d ever won at U.S. Nationals, and to be in the company of the people I’ve looked up to for all those years, it was phenomenal.” Earlier in the week, the horses’ owner, Martha McCollough, wore the roses in the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Maturity class, a first for her as well. To have achieved both those titles was especially meaningful for Jason, who started the horse as a 2-year-old and has since worked with both the gelding and Martha to make them a formidable team.

Blake Krohn on Star Fire O.H. and Jason Krohn on KRA Im On Fire.

The American author Clarence Budington Kelland once said about his father, “He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it.” When Jason talks about Blake and the example he’s been, it sounds much like that. “My dad is my best friend,” he says. “My dad taught me everything I know. Everything I have in my life, I got

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2009 U.S. National Champions Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse KRA Im On Fire and Jason Krohn.


Besides being clients since 2001, Martha and her daughter Lauren have become part of the team. Finding their own barn, paddocks and pastures filled to capacity, the Krohns were looking for a partner. With a 500-acre ranch just 45 minutes away, Martha became a satellite to Oak Haven, housing some of the broodmares and young horses. “We go out every night and handle them all,” she says. “They especially love my husband, who is like the pied piper. They follow him around like big dogs.” But it isn’t the business side of their relationship with the Krohns or the victories that Martha is excited about. “Being involved with them is

like being in one big family. Everyone’s there for each other. We all go to each other’s classes. Blake, Jason and Genna and the rest of the family—they are as big-hearted and kind-hearted as anyone I’ve ever met.” As Martha has learned, there is no such thing as an outsider or a visitor or a stranger at Oak Haven. Everyone’s welcome. Everyone’s family. Next time you’re in the area, Jason says not to hesitate to call or stop by. As they all learned growing up, there’s always room for one more at the table.

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The 2010 Region 9 Show by Colleen Scott

“A man that doesn’t love a horse, there is something the matter with him.” —Will Rogers, New York Times, August 17, 1924

There was no shortage of horse lovers (both men and women) June 9-12 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. That’s not just any horse lovers; it’s Arabian horse lovers. Held for the 35th year, the Region 9 Championship Show drew more than 500 entries from 23 states, according to Regional Director and Show Co-Chair Pat Barton. Although the numbers were slightly down from years past, Barton says the show committee was pleased with the participation. “We anticipated a little bit of a decline in the entries due to the scheduling conflicts with Regions 8 and 10 and the Egyptian Event this year,” she explains. One thing that did not diminish at the Region 9 Show was the caliber of competition, which was certainly on a par with that of prior years. Some classes actually saw an increase in entries. In Half-Arabian Hunter

Pleasure AAOTR 40 and Over, a record 19 horses trotted through the in-gate. Mari Perczak, aboard Play With Fire, took home the championship with Dana Daniels and Tamar Smack Daddy claiming the reserve title. According to judge Corky Sutton, that class was just one example of the highly competitive hunter division at the show. With 18 entries, the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 and Over class wasn’t far behind in popularity. Robin Porter was ultimately named champion with Caliente Virtuoso, and Rebecca Nash took home the reserve title with her mount, Rock Em All. Sutton reports that the quality of the competition was evident not only in the amateur hunter and western divisions, but also in the open divisions, particularly in the purebred western open class. “It was so much fun to judge, because it was such an incredible

class,” she says. “The purebred open was just phenomenal.” Stan White Jr., in the irons for Winding Creek Arabians, won the class with WC Laredo. El Milenio, ridden by Josh Quintus for Maudi Roe, took home the reserve honors. Sutton likened the remainder of the class to being U.S. Nationals-level in quality. Another popular class at this year’s show was Lead Line, for the younger set. Introduced into the schedule following a several year absence, the class drew 13 highly competitive youngsters, and according to Barton, it will remain in the schedule for the upcoming years. “It was the biggest hit of the show,” she says. “It was so much fun to see the youth we have coming up in our region.” Held as the first class on the final night of the show, Barton says it started the evening off right with everyone having a good time.

Region 9 Arabian & Half-Arabian Championships June 8-12, 2010 • Fort Worth, Texas • Results provided by Region 9 Show Committee. Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Championship - Champion: FARAA AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star), H: David Botha, O: Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation; Reserve: PRINCE VERSACE (Versace x Maisa El Mars), H: Debbie Shelton, O: Debbie Shelton; 3: BAHIR MFS (Power World JQ x Bhonytha ATA), H: Kim Morgan, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 4: TA ARAPAHO (Ekstern x Algira), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 5: MOROCCO TA (Major Jamaal x Mysaa), H: Sharri Knickerbocker, O: Kristen Anne Culotta. Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: ARAGONN (Aria Impresario x MFA Annies Song), H: David Botha, O: Nora Tatum; Reserve: TA ARAGON (Piaff x Alberina), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: DESPERADOS VIKAMO (Giaccomo x Desperados Verlys), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Karen Doney; 4: DESERT STAAR CCA (Imperial Mistaar x Alli Eloura), H: Kim Morgan, O: Jan Alexander; 5: LR MARHQUEE (Marhaabah x LR Psyren), H: Chantelle Lewis, O: Lynne

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Rowlett; 6: JUHRNEY IN THYME PA (Pyro Thyme SA x Brandy Sioux Jauhara), H: Robert Macom, O: Vicky Carnahan; 7: REW HYLANDER (Parys El Jamaal x Alexis TD), H: Jose Rico, O: Erme Waddell. Arabian Stallion 2 & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: TA ARAPAHO (Ekstern x Algira), H: Richard Reed, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: TA ALANDRO (Kordelas x Ala AHSB), H: Lisa KnudsonHalpain, O: Lisa Knudson-Halpain; 3: PRINCE OF THYME (Pryme Thyme x WCA Perfectiming), H: Alicia Bradley, O: Laura K Bradley. Mares Arabian Mare 2 & Over Championship - Champion: WC CIAO BELLA (Xceptshahn x JE Ali Selene), H: Steven D Heathcott, O: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: SSHARJAH (Marwan Al Shaqab x Hafati Savanna), H: David Botha, O: Third Coast Arabians; 3: KC TIRZAH EL JAMAAL (Dual Jamaal x Secret Allure), H: Robert Macom, O: David K Krysler; 4: DD BELLA CARINA (Utrillo NY x More Pretty JP), H: Silvio Moraes, O: Hendricks Madrona Springs Ranch; 5: AMAZING GRACE WP (Eqynox x Miss Amerika), H: Kim Morgan, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC.

Arabian Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Championship Champion: IMPRES ALHAMBRA (Aria Impresario x Alhambra El Dakar), H: David Botha, O: Nora Tatum; Reserve: MM LA PRECIOSA (EF Kid Curry x MM City Girl), H: Kim Morgan, O: M & M Arabian Enterprises; 3: SA LORALEII (Adoniis x Baloo Elegans), H: Cody Ralston, O: Sharon Redman; 4: TA ZARINAA (Kordelas x Zuzanna), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 5: ABRIELA (Odyssey SC x SV Sapphire), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Patricia Parmley; 6: KC THE DESERT CONTESSA (KC Desert Maestro x KC Royal Pride), H: Robert Macom, O: David Krysler; 7: AMIRA JEANA (A Noble Cause x Ames OnMyOwn), H: Jose Rico, O: Jeanine Pray. Arabian Mare 2 & Over AOTH Championship Champion: WC CIAO BELLA (Xceptshahn x JE Ali Selene), H: Holly Woods Dillin, O: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: KC TIRZAH EL JAMAAL (Dual Jamaal x Secret Allure), H: David Krysler, O: David Krysler; 3: AMAZING GRACE WP (Eqynox x Miss Amerika), H: Dianna Stanger, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 4: MILANNIA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Faith EF), H: Cynda Wieland Bouse, O: Dr Janice Wieland;


In addition to Corky Sutton, the other judges were Rebecca Fleck and David Garrett for performance, Bill Melendez for working western, and Gary Ray for cutting. Another show official, announcer Craig Christiansen, surprised everyone by announcing his retirement from center ring. “He’s announced our show for more than 20 years,” says Barton. “I honestly don’t know what we will do without him.” Christensen’s wife spoke eloquently to commemorate the occasion, and Tracy Caruth hosted a farewell party for the popular announcer following the last evening’s classes. With a full complement of classes, the Region 9 committee (in addition to Barton, Kristen Fisher serves as co-chair, with the remaining members Kathy Braden, Bill Eash and Lisa Skalski) also manages to find time for a few show extras. The Region 9 Championship Show is home to a Yearling Futurity program that has paid out more than $250,000 in prize money since its inception. Funded by a Stallion Service Auction in January, half of

5: TA GISELLE (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: Richard Reed, O: Toskhara Arabians LP. Geldings Arabian Gelding Championship - Champion: DANTE FF (Legacy of Fame x Bay Oaks Psyignet), H: Brandon Walker, O: Robert Nash; Reserve: TA EROS (Gazal Al Shaqab x Erotomanka), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: MAGNUMS MUSIC C (Magnum Psyche x Ginger Lily C), H: Debbie Shelton, O: Susan Duncan; 4: TAF REMEMBER ME (Thee Onyx x Magnifficoos Echo), H: Chantelle Lewis, O: Chantelle Lewis; 5: MIKHELANGELO FA (Donatello K x SL Aquila), H: Robert Macom, O: Amy Vinlove. Arabian Gelding AAOTH 2 & Over Championship Champion: DANTE FF (Legacy of Fame x Bay Oaks Psyignet), H: Robert Nash, O: Robert Nash; Reserve: TA EROS (Gazal Al Shaqab x Erotomanka), H: Richard Reed, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: SENEGAL EL BESSON (Besson Carol x G Silver Rain), H: Carol Darling, O: Carol Darling; 4: MAGNUMS MUSIC C (Magnum Psyche x Ginger Lily C), H: Susan Duncan, O: Susan Duncan; 5: RAMSES BEY RUM (Ramses Black Magnum x Ames Party Doll), H: Kristen Anne Culotta, O: Kristen Anne Culotta. Arabian Gelding JOTH Championship - Champion: TAF REMEMBER ME (Thee Onyx x Magnifficoos

the proceeds go into the Futurity and the other half into a youth scholarship program. This year’s scholarship recipients were Ethan Hendrickson and Megan Harp.

show was the assignment of specific times for the under saddle classes, as is the tradition in the dressage world, which really helped the exhibitors plan for their competitions.

Besides an active committee assisting with the show, Pat Barton also relies on a large group of volunteers to make sure things run smoothly. “We have at least 60 to 75 volunteers throughout the course of the show,” she says. “We couldn’t put on the caliber of show we do without them.”

Hosting a successful and popular championship show isn’t the only thing Region 9 does well. Encompassing four states (Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas), the region also hosts its own Horseman’s Awards each year, recognizing individuals in 21 categories and offering High Point Amateur Awards, a program that excludes regional and national championship shows and instead recognizes points earned from open shows, rated shows, dressage, cutting, reining, endurance, competitive trail and recreational riding.

As with many regional shows, the sport horse divisions are now hosted at a different time and location. The Region 9 Sport Horse Championships were July 15-18 at the Heart of Texas Fairgrounds in Waco, Texas. Barton says that despite some very warm weather and an uncertain economy nationwide, the show was a tremendous success. “We have 76 horses, which is a slightly smaller number, but the number of entries per horse actually increased,” says show manager Bill Eash. One of the new things instituted at this year’s

Echo), H: Lance Lewis, O: Chantelle Lewis; Reserve: LEGACY OF KINGS (Legacy of Gold x Miaya), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Megan Sitzman; 3: BARKEEPER (Concensus x Matadors Taboo), H: Jacob Kuykendall, O: Jacob Kuykendall; 4: DSB INHERITANCE (Alada Baskin x RSD Morning Dove), H: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert. Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Colts & Geldings - Champion: TAMAR FORZANDO (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), H: Troy Peterson, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve: TAMAR VALTORRE (Tamar Visionary x TR Cinammon Lace), H: Saul Renaria, O: Tamara Hanby. Arabian Yearling Fillies - Champion: TAMAR CHANEL (Mais Shah x Tamar Vision Of Roses), H: Saul Renaria, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve: ABRIELA (Odyssey SC x SV Sapphire), H: Kim Morgan, O: Patricia Parmley.

Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), H: Gordon Potts, O: Sherman Jr Family Trust; Reserve: WC AFIRE FIGHTER (Afire Bey V x RAH Ghaza),

“We are known for having great caliber trainers and amateur riders,” says Barton. “Region 9 offers a lot of opportunities for people to enjoy Arabian horses.” Mark your calendars now for June 15-18, 2011.

H: Jason Krohn, O: Winding Creek Arabians, Inc. Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: O H NATIONAL TREASURE (LCM Beyon x Marbu Armagnette), H: Blake Krohn, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; Reserve: CA PSYCHIC POWER (D A Napitov x LA PsycheSilhoette), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: AFIRES REIGN (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), H: Jill Sherman, O: Sherman Jr Family Trust; 3: NOBLE RENAISSANCE (IXL Noble Express x Radiant Afire), H: Lea Clinton Dearing, O: Beth Dearing; 4: HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), H: Dallas Joiner, O: Dallas Joiner; 5: EXOUSIA (Pryme Thyme x Gladys Brown), H: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd Partnership. Arabian English Pleasure JOTR Championship - Champion: EMPRESS OF BASK (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: BOLDER AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Bacharah), H: Matthew Krohn, O: Jason Krohn; 3: TAMAR EMISSARY (Emanor x Bey Carnival), H: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange; 4: VIRTUOSO S (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), H: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5: NOT VERY BAY (AA Apollo Bey x Hot Commodity), H: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek. AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 21


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS Arabian English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: EMPRESS OF BASK (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: BOLDER AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Bacharah), H: Matthew Krohn, O: Jason Krohn; 3: VIRTUOSO S (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), H: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 4: TAMAR EMISSARY (Emanor x Bey Carnival), H: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange; 5: NOT VERY BAY (AA Apollo Bey x Hot Commodity), H: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek. Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: MD HOLLYWOOD (Afire Bey V x Bint Bokara), H: Josh Quintus, O: Kimberly Warren; Reserve: RASCAL THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Chance to Dazzle), H: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd Partnership; 3: PRODIGY AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Promises Kept), H: Chase Harvill, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 4: FLASH DANCE TR (Afire Bey V x Bask Lantana), H: Gordon Potts, O: Patty Campbell; 5: PROPRIETORS RESERVE (Concensus x MWM Promenade), H: Andy Dearing, O: D’Laine Herring. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), H: Gordon Potts, O: Barbara Cook; Reserve: JSN BALENCIAGA (Baske Afire x NR-Bayonett), H: Vicki Humphrey, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 3: O H TOSKAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Tosk Bey), H: Jason Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 4: DA AVANT GUARDIAN (Millennium LOA x DA Dutchess), H: Jennifer Quintus, O: Jennifer Quintus; 5: JB ROSE AFIRE (Baske Afire x Cactus Rose JK), H: Jessica Clinton, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; Reserve: HARVARD OH (TBO Bayboy Bask x TAF Nadine), H: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 3: POST MARK (Express Male x May Elation), H: Robyn Thieme-Skylar, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar; 4: GHAZIDANTE BEY (El Ghazi x Debutante MW ), H: Beth Dearing, O: Beth Dearing; 5: HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), H: Debbie Higgins, O: Debbie Higgins. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: RASCAL THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Chance to Dazzle), H: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: MD HOLLYWOOD (Afire Bey V x Bint Bokara), H: Kimberly Warren, O: Kimberly Warren; 3: PRODIGY AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Promises Kept), H: Jennifer Schaffel Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 4: BASKABI B S II (Taskabi x BES Baskin Glory), H: Patrick Kendrick, O: Trey Kendrick; 5: CA PHLASH DANCE ( JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), H: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: GREAT BEAUS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x SK Bea Ucarda), H: June Chandler, O: June Chandler; Reserve: SNOW DANCE BR ( JDM Rain Dance x Amys Delight), H: Samantha Figueroa, O: Samantha Figueroa; 3: BCR MANDELEY (Hucklebey Berry x Mapenelle), H: Stacey Robinson, O: Stacey Robinson. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: X-CALIBURR (Matoi x Electra WMF), H: Chloe Barnett, O: Hall-Barnett Arabians; Reserve: JOLEEN WB (MHR Nobility x Hucks Lucky Charm), H: Daniel Bogan, O: WB Arabians; 3: CASABLANCA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Caramel Candy), H: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; 4: ROUND N AROUND (IXL AroundOfAploz x Bey Melodye), H: Megan Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5: LOOKING FOR LOVE (DS Major Afire x Acts of Love), H: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: RAVEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x HL Raisa), H: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: THE SUNNDANCE KIDD (HA Sunndance x Crimsonn Bay), H: Madison Frizzell, O: Madison Frizzell; 3: THEE JOKERS WILD (Im Aces High x TCA Sunkist Bey), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: X-CALIBURR (Matoi x Electra WMF), H: Chloe Barnett, O: Hall-Barnett Arabians; Reserve: JOLEEN WB (MHR Nobility x Hucks Lucky Charm), H: Daniel Bogan, O: WB Arabians; 3: CASABLANCA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Caramel Candy), H: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; 4: ROUND N AROUND (IXL AroundOfAploz x Bey Melodye), H: Megan Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 5: LOOKING FOR LOVE (DS Major Afire x Acts of Love), H: Allison Harp, O: Donna Hughes. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: RAVEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x HL Raisa), H: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: FANTASY AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Flames Lullaby), H: Rylee Greenwood, O: Andrew Andersen; 3: THEE JOKERS WILD (Im Aces High x TCA Sunkist Bey), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 4: THE SUNNDANCE KIDD (HA Sunndance x Crimsonn Bay), H: Madison Frizzell, O: Madison Frizzell. Park Arabian Park Horse Championship - Champion: NIGHT AFIRE MCA (Afire Bey V x Toi Tosk), H: Jason Krohn, O: Cheryl McCally; Reserve: NOBLE RENAISSANCE (IXL Noble Express x Radiant Afire), H: Andy Dearing, O: Beth Dearing. Arabian Park ATR Championship - Champion: TAMAR EMISSARY (Emanor x Bey Carnival), H: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Championship Champion: ARKTIK CAHR (Sundance BF x Mistikaaa), H: Robin L Porter, O: Maudi Roe; Reserve: ROHARA TATTINGER (Padrons Psyche x Burgandy Bey), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Cindy Chase; 3: DA MONICA (Allionce x WN Blu Moonlight), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 4: SUGARR PLUM (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly; 5: TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Brooke Dowding. Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: ARKTIK CAHR (Sundance BF x Mistikaaa), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Roe; Reserve: TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Brooke Dowding; 3: SUGARR PLUM (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly; 4: DA MONICA (Allionce x WN Blu Moonlight), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 5: WR LARIETTA (Latigo V x Mi Kleopatra), H: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read. Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), H: Gordon Potts, O: Sherman Jr Family Trust; Reserve: EXOUSIA (Pryme Thyme x Gladys Brown), H: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship Champion: FLASH DANCE TR (Afire Bey V x Bask Lantana), H: Silvio Domingues, O: Patty Campbell; Reserve: HOUR CUERVO TR (Laddinn Hour AP x Dakota BTL), H: J.T. Keller, O: Silvio Domingues; 3: MW NOBLE AFIRE (Baske Afire x Vertigo NA), H: Ross Tarkington, O: Melissa Walker. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: FLASH DANCE TR (Afire Bey V x Bask Lantana), H: Patty Campbell, O: Patty Campbell; Reserve: ROUND N AROUND (IXL AroundOfAploz x Bey Melodye), H: Megan Harp, O: Donna Hughes; 3: SNOW DANCE BR ( JDM Rain Dance x Amys Delight), H: Samantha Figueroa, O: Samantha Figueroa. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: WC LAREDO (Latigo V x MCA Cypress), H: Stanley White, Jr, O: Winding Creek Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: EL MILENIO (Millennium LOA x Miss Moraoulee), H: Josh Quintus, O: Maudi Roe; 3: JUST JOE (Versace x BEA Society Belle), H: Stanley White III, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 4: VALLEJO MOON BEAM (Rohara Moon Storm x

Vallejo Buckle Up), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Audrey Hart; 5: MD HERITAGE OF FAME (Starof Fame V x Anas Starfire), H: Gordon Potts, O: Carrie McAninch. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: MD DYNASTY OF FAME (Starof Fame V x Anas Star Fire), H: Stanley White III, O: Hal Weber; Reserve: BEY EL MARWAN ATL (Marwan Al Shaqab x RD Celebrashahn), H: Cody Ralston, O: Vicky Carnahan; 3: PA HOLLYWOOD STAR (LBA Lode Star x Hucks Prelude V), H: Josh Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4: VANITY FHEIR (MD Heir ToFame x Sabers Impression), H: Andy Dearing, O: Rita Meditz; 5: CR MIKHII (CR Kiyev x Maturia), H: John O’Hara, O: C R Arabians. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: VANITY FHEIR (MD Heir ToFame x Sabers Impression), H: Rita Meditz, O: Rita Meditz; Reserve: YOSEMITE SAM GNTC (Asil Psyche x Sea Sahn), H: Joy Buck, O: Joy Buck; 3: GSF ONE LASTDANCE (HA Sunndance x Elowa), H: Judith Cunningham, O: Judith Cunningham; 4: FAMES OVATION (Amazing Fame V x Pattronia), H: Marian Buehler, O: Marian Buehler; 5: VERY VERSACE (Versace x Elegant Dahncer), H: Jim Klein, O: Jim Klein. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: SATINWOOD (Fame VF x TC Charm), H: Kathy White, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; Reserve: EL MILENIO (Millennium LOA x Miss Moraoulee), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Roe; 3: TAMAR SMIRNOFF (Neposzar x Ptersks Asmara), H: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 4: MILLENNIUM PHLASH (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa), H: George Wiley II, O: G.L. Wiley; 5: TAMAR EUPHORIA (Neposzar x Tamar Emanda), H: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Amelia Ann Gunter. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: TAMAR NICKOLI (Neposzar x Pontrona), H: Meghan Veitenheimer, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; Reserve: KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), H: Kellie Frye, O: Kellie Frye; 3: TAMAR BLACK LABEL (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), H: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; 4: SATURNUS (Opus One x Saturnia), H: Chaille Hollensworth, O: Jana Crawford; 5: TAMAR WESTERN SWING (Mais Shah x Sweet Tabbou LX), H: Anna Denell, O: Anna Denell. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: VALLEJO Meritage (Rohara Moon Storm x Magination V), H: Diana Endris, O: Diana Endris; Reserve: PREGO RL (Versace x Pasazz), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 3: REALM M (Thee Masterpiece x JAL Salita), H: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; 4: MAXIMUM PR (OKW Maximilian x Frivolie), H: Robin Young Bray, O: Robin Young Bray; 5: TAMAR ESPERANZA (Neposzar x Esspirit), H: Jackie BartonDayman, O: Jackie Barton-Dayman. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: SATINWOOD (Fame VF x TC Charm), H: Kaitlin White, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; Reserve: KRA IM AMAZING (Amazing Fame V x Khemo Silver Lace), H: Andrew Andersen, O: Gina Andersen; 3: TAMAR DRAMA QUEEN (Tamar Final Tribute x Tamar Carousel), H: Bethany Leissner, O: Candy Conway; 4: SUGARR PLUM (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly; 5: LEGACY OF KINGS (Legacy of Gold x Miaya), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Megan Sitzman. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MIDNIGHT COWBOY V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), H: Tyler Thompson, O: Douglas Thompson; Reserve: TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; 3: VALLEJO PERFCTMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Imagination V), H: Sarah Altman, O: Sarah Altman; 4: BARKEEPER (Concensus x Matadors Taboo), H: Jacob Kuykendall, O: Jacob Kuykendall; 5: FANCYS RASHIMBA (Curundu Saladin x Curundu Melitta), H: Madison Schmidt, O: Madison Schmidt. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: SATINWOOD (Fame VF x TC Charm), H: Kaitlin White, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; Reserve: TAMAR DRAMA QUEEN (Tamar Final Tribute x Tamar Carousel), H: Bethany Leissner,


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Champion FARAA AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star), shown by David Botha for owner Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion ARAGONN (Aria Impresario x MFA Annies Song), shown by David Botha for owner Nora Tatum.

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over AOTH Champion TA ARAPAHO (Ekstern x Algira), shown by Richard Reed for owner Toskhara Arabians LP.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over Champion WC CIAO BELLA (Xceptshahn x JE Ali Selene), shown by Steven Heathcott for owner Holly Woods Dillin.

Arabian Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion IMPRES ALHAMBRA (Aria Impresario x Alhambra El Dakar), shown by David Botha for owner Nora Tatum.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion WC CIAO BELLA (Xceptshahn x JE Ali Selene), shown by owner Holly Woods Dillin.

O: Candy Conway; 3: TAMAR BLACK LABEL (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), H: Paige Peebles, O: Troy Peterson; 4: DREEM STREET ROSE (Link To Fame x Rose Mauri), H: Lauren Burke, O: Rebecca Solter; 5: SUGARR PLUM (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly.

Balakardika V), H: Wendy Potts, O: Kim Corgey; Reserve: AMNESTEY ( Justify x Amenety), H: Jill Ruhkamp, O: Janene Boggs; 3: TAMAR EXPECTING ROSES (Mais Shah x Tamar Soliloquy), H: Jamie Fox, O: Candy Conway; 4: WF KID PRESLEY (Sundance Kid V x PL Angel Eyes), H: Sandy Bentley, O: William A Porter Jr; 5: NAKITA WP (Eqynox x Balaklava NA), H: Kiera Nicole Robinson, O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC.

Arabian Western Pleasre JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; Reserve: BARKEEPER (Concensus x Matadors Taboo), H: Jacob Kuykendall, O: Jacob Kuykendall; 3: MIDNIGHT COWBOY V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), H: Tyler Thompson, O: Douglas Thompson; 4: D SPECIAL EDITION (Paavo x Tahira Dawn), H: Laken Snyder, O: Natalie Harrison; 5: TA RODANSK (Gallup x Oh My Romance), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll. Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: SRWDOALITTLEDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Doskatanya V), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: VERUCCI (Versace x JA Flirtatious), H: Josh Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 3: ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), H: Jayme Martino, O: Kathryn Knebel; 4: BANDY DANCER V (Sundance Kid V x Balquenette V), H: Wendy Potts, O: Heather Whitney; 5: TAMAR SAVOIR FAIRE (Neposzar x NDL Vanity fair), H: Jamie Fox, O: Brooke Dowding. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: COLDPLAY KID (Sundance Kid V x

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: EA SOLARIS (Solstice x NV Mee), H: Barbara Ferguson, O: Barbara Ferguson; Reserve: TAL LEXINGTON (Neposzar x Alsace), H: Linda Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: VJ BERRYANCE (Sundance Kid V x Berrymerri Bey V), H: Mari Perczak, O: Mari Perczak; Reserve: SAN-ANTONIO SF (Georgio AF x LC Psuzanna), H: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; 3: SRWDOALITTLEDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Doskatanya V), H: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 4: PRESCOTT (Khadraj NA x *Karny), H: Rebecca Nash, O: Robert Nash; 5: VERUCCI (Versace x JA Flirtatious), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP.

Arabian Gelding Champion DANTE FF (Legacy of Fame x Bay Oaks Psyignet), shown by Brandon Walker for owner Robert Nash.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: TAMAR SYNERGIST (Neposzar x Sweet Tabbou LX), H: Meghan Veitenheimer, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; Reserve: TAMAR KAHLUA (Neposzar x My Kalila), H: Caroline Ford, O: Caroline Ford; 3: DA MONICA (Allionce x WN Blu Moonlight), H: Annalise AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 23


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

Arabian Gelding JOTH Champion TAF REMEMBER ME (Thee Onyx x Magnifficoos Echo), shown by Lance Lewis for owner Chantelle Lewis.

Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion TAMAR FORZANDO (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), shown by Troy Peterson for owner Tamara Hanby.

Stallion Service Futurity Arabian Yearling Filly Champion TAMAR CHANEL (Mais Shah x Tamar Vision Of Roses), shown by Saul Renaria for owner Tamara Hanby.

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 O H NATIONAL TREASURE (LCM Beyon x Marbu Armagnette), ridden by Blake Krohn for owner Meghan Veitenheimer.

W Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 4: AGATHOS (Pryme Thyme x SAF Saara), H: Holly Young, O: Kim Hailey; 5: PUT ON YOUR PEARLS (IXL AroundofAploz x SW Caprisana Bey), H: Paige Smith, O: Paige Smith. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: AGATHOS (Pryme Thyme x SAF Saara), H: Holly Young, O: Kim Hailey; Reserve: TAL LEXINGTON (Neposzar x Alsace), H: Linda Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; 3: ARGENT ESPRIT (Form Carillon x Desperados Vixen), H: Anna Denell, O: Lauren Wagner; 4: DELERIOUSS (Armani FC x Autumn Secret), H: Robin Ann Priestly, O: Jacquelyn C Bailey; 5: CSA MIRACLE MISS (Halifa SSB x Bitas Crystal), H: Rachel Harrington, O: Rachel Harrington.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion AFIRES REIGN (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship Champion: CA HERMANO (CA Hermoso x Citation of Merit), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; Reserve: VJ BERRYANCE (Sundance Kid V x Berrymerri Bey V), H: Leah Perczak, O: Mari Perczak; 3: ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), H: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; 4: FANTASY ISLANDD (Ddynnasty x Kataleyna Bey), H: Sara Neale, O: Sara Neale; 5: DLC EXXTRA EXXTRA (Exxpectation x Kleopatraa), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: JC VERITAS (Versace x AH Shahrazade), H: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: ALLUSIVE MOMENT (Allionce x Like Magic), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Amelia Stroud; 3: DSB

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INHERITANCE (Alada Baskin x RSD Morning Dove), H: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 4: BASKIN GLORY CSA (Alada Baskin x Sea Symphony), H: Jacquelyn King, O: Jack King; 5: RT BEST WESTERN (MS Sangrio x Gwynn TW), H: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), H: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; Reserve: CA HERMANO (CA Hermoso x Citation of Merit), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; 3: TAMAR SYNERGIST (Neposzar x Sweet Tabbou LX), H: Paige Peebles, O: Meghan Veitenheimer; 4: SC CAPTIVATION (Neposzar x SC Temptation), H: Remy Grace Sass, O: Remy Grace Sass; 5: FANTASY ISLANDD (Ddynnasty x Kataleyna Bey), H: Sara Neale, O: Sara Neale. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ALLUSIVE MOMENT (Allionce x Like Magic), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: DSB INHERITANCE (Alada Baskin x RSD Morning Dove), H: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 3: TUSCAN SUN (Versace x LF Silkn Satin), H: Mackenzie Potts, O: Mackenzie Potts; 4: WR LARIETTA (Latigo V x Mi Kleopatra), H: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read; 5: BASKIN GLORY CSA (Alada Baskin x Sea Symphony), H: Jacquelyn King, O: Jack King. Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Championship - Champion: HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Debbie Higgins; Reserve: ESSKORT (Essquire x


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR Champion EMPRESS OF BASK (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), ridden by Kira Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion MD HOLLYWOOD (Afire Bey V x Bint Bokara), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Kimberly Warren.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Barbara Cook.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), ridden by Rhonda White for owner Timberidge Family LLP.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion RASCAL THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Chance to Dazzle), ridden by Lauren Grabski for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion GREAT BEAUS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x SK Bea Ucarda), ridden by owner June Chandler.

Faleneya), H: Wendy Potts, O: Louise Sheridan; 3: BCR MANDELEY (Hucklebey Berry x Mapenelle), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Stacey Robinson.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Championship Champion: HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), H: Dallas N Joiner, O: Dallas N Joiner; Reserve: FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), H: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; 3: CA PHLASH DANCE ( JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), H: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 4: BR SHAH JUBEY ( Ju Bey Shah x BR Duba Eleby), H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 5: ESSKORT (Essquire x Faleneya), H: Louise Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship Champion: FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), H: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; Reserve: POST MARK (Express Male x May Elation), H: Robyn ThiemeSkylar, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar; 3: ESSKORT (Essquire x Faleneya), H: Louise Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan; 4: BR SHAH JUBEY ( Ju Bey Shah x BR Duba Eleby), H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 5: DEY NIGHT BIJOU (Barbary x Night Passion), H: Jo Anne Bixby, O: Jo Anne Bixby. Arabian English Show Hack JTR Championship Champion: CASABLANCA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Caramel Candy), H: Kathryn Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel; Reserve: SHAMAN AA (Echo Magnifficoo x Shahteyna), H: Emily Robinson, O: Emily Robinson; 3: THE SUNNDANCE KIDD (HA Sunndance x Crimsonn Bay), H: Madison Frizzell, O: Madison Frizzell.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR Championship - Champion: NOT VERY BAY (AA Apollo Bey x Hot Commodity), H: Caitlin Hruzek, O: Caitlin Hruzek; Reserve: FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), H: Megan Harp, O: Kathie Williams; 3: THE SUNNDANCE KIDD (HA Sunndance x Crimsonn Bay), H: Madison Frizzell, O: Madison Frizzell; 4: SHAMAN AA (Echo Magnifficoo x Shahteyna), H: Emily Robinson, O: Emily Robinson; 5: BERRY LAST ONE (Huckleberry Bey x Kerrys Karess), H: Alyssa Shallenberger, O: Alyssa Shallenberger.

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship Champion: FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), H: Lindsay Williams, O: Kathie Williams; Reserve: SHAMAN AA (Echo Magnifficoo x Shahteyna), H: Emily Robinson, O: Emily Robinson; 3: ALEXANDRIA WB (Afire Bey V x CW Basquelle), H: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 4: BR SHAH JUBEY ( Ju Bey Shah x BR Duba Eleby), H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 5: ESSKORT (Essquire x Faleneya), H: Louise Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan.

Arabian Reining Horse Championship - Champion: PREMIUM BUCKSHOT (Scimaron x AQR Sonatina), H: John O’Hara, O: Buckshot Farms; Reserve: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: PEPILIERO (Pepi PASB x Liera), H: Gordon Potts, O: Taylor Kraft; 4: MCA DIESEL (Merlann x Spring Wynd), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 5: AQR CATALYST (Don Ibn Bask x QB Pavlova), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Paige Montgomery.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion X-CALIBURR (Matoi x Electra WMF), ridden by Chloe Barnett for owner Hall-Barnett Arabians.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

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

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion FLASH DANCE TR (Afire Bey V x Bask Lantana), driven by owner Patty Campbell.

Arabian Park Horse Champion NIGHT AFIRE MCA (Afire Bey V x Toi Tosk),ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Cheryl McCally.

Arabian Park ATR Champion TAMAR EMISSARY (Emanor x Bey Carnival), ridden by owner Bailey Strange.

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

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion FLASH DANCE TR (Afire Bey V x Bask Lantana), driven by Silvio Domingues for owner Patty Campbell.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Championship Champion: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: CR TSTRAVINSKY (Njkon x Tsarkonia), H: John O’Hara, O: C R Arabians; 3: KING ARTHUR FWM (*El Nabila B x *Piroette), H: Cristiano Coelho, O: Fabiana Marques; 4: KHEMORUNNER (Beracah Khebask x Shiekonikyrunner), H: Lauren Urbanowicz, O: Wendy Lindsay Castle.

Arabian Trail Horse ATR Championship - Champion: PKA MPOSSIBLEDREAM (PKA Audamaetion x AM Dream Song), H: Dr Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: KN RIO TUFF (Tuffco x Rio My Donna), H: Margaret Woodruff, O: Margaret Woodruff; 3: HA GARNYS FIRE (Garnizon x Fezafire), H: Betsy Barnes, O: Betsy Barnes.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Championship Champion: AM CASCADING STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Raid), H: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; Reserve: MCA DIESEL (Merlann x Spring Wynd), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 3: CR KOJACQUE (CR Kivev x CR Fulluv Magique), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Championship Champion: RAGE OF FIRE (DW Bonfire x Ambiance V), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Eddie Ralston; Reserve: TAMAR VISIONARY (Neposzar x Balanai), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Tamara Hanby; 3: VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Katharyn Hart; 4: KHEMOS TEMPEST (Khemo-Gibran x Justies Beauty), H: Jamie Peters, O: Traci Moseley; 5: AMID ASIM (Khemonada x Fahim Aphrodisia), H: Lisa Gallery, O: Lisa Gallery.

Arabian Reining Horse ATR Championship - Champion: CR KOJACQUE (CR Kivev x CR Fulluv Magique), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler; Reserve: MCA DIESEL (Merlann x Spring Wynd), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 3: AQR CATALYST (Don Ibn Bask x QB Pavlova), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Paige Montgomery; 4: AM TRAVIATA (AM Seagfreed x AM Gypsys Dove), H: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; 5: PEPILIERO (Pepi PASB x Liera), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft. Trail Arabian Trail Horse Championship - Champion: IMMORTAL TREASURE (D A Napitov x Sugarnspice MC), H: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: DANTE IBN PHARAOH (Lima Pharaoh x Silver Chantilly), H: Debbie Webster, O: Debbie Webster; 3: CRIMSON N SMOKE (Flaming Crimson x R S Crystal), H: Kelly Alcorn, O: Kelly Alcorn; 4: HA GARNYS FIRE (Garnizon x Fezafire), H: Debbie Webster, O: Betsy Barnes; 5: AL SAHAM NAJIY (Al Bahim x Fateah), H: Lisa Gallery, O: Desira Byrd.

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Working Cow

Arabian Working Cow Horse AATR Championship Champion: KHEMOS TEMPEST (Khemo-Gibran x Justies Beauty), H: Traci Moseley, O: Traci Moseley. Arabian Working Cow Horse JTR Championship Champion: SUENO ARGENTEO HA (Cimero x Tias Sorpresa), H: Mallory Linn, O: Mallory Linn; Reserve: AMERIKAN EAGLE (R Classic Touch x State of Liberty), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Gary Howard. Arabian Reined Cow Horse Championship - Champion: TLA KINGS RANSOM (YA King x Khemos Chari Nite), H: Jamie Peters, O: Kari Petersen; Reserve: DA TOBIAS (Triften x Berry Flirtatious), H: Bryan Vandiver, O: Gerald Secor; 3: KHEMORUNNER (Beracah Khebask x Shiekonikyrunner), H: Greg Mayfield, O: Wendy Lindsay Castle.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion WC LAREDO (Latigo V x MCA Cypress),ridden by Stanley White, Jr for owner Winding Creek Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MD DYNASTY OF FAME (Starof Fame V x Anas Star Fire), ridden by Stanley White III for owner Hal Weber.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion VANITY FHEIR (MD Heir ToFame x Sabers Impression), ridden by owner Rita Meditz.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion SATINWOOD (Fame VF x TC Charm), ridden by Kathy White for owner White Rock Farm, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion TAMAR NICKOLI (Neposzar x Pontrona), ridden by owner Meghan Veitenheimer.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion VALLEJO MERITAGE (Rohara Moon Storm x Magination V), ridden by owner Diana Endris.

Cutting

x Lucky Destiny), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: NOBLE LASS (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), H: Kim Morgan, O: David Hammel; 4: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay.

Arabian Cutting Open Championship - Champion: CIMMARRON SUNRISE (Cimmarron Bey x Hawaiian Dancer), H: Travis Braden, O: Larry Nace; Reserve: KALDAREYN (Fadareyn x Kallysta), H: Greg Mayfield, O: Wendy Lindsay Castle. Arabian Cutting $5,000 Limit Novice Horse Championship - Champion: KA KHEMANDER COLE (Khemander Kody x Lakota Kamelia), H: Travis Braden, O: Kathy Braden; Reserve: AM HALATOUS STAR (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah Galen), H: Kathy Braden, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: DONS LIL SHAMROCK (Don Millord x Angel Essence), H: Derek Glover, O: David Dickerson; 4: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good OldBoy x AM Dream Dove), H: Travis Braden, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: KALDAREYN (Fadareyn x Kallysta), H: Greg Mayfield, O: Wendy Lindsay Castle.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Championship - Champion: GLORIFY (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Kim Morgan, O: Julie Turner; Reserve: SAVI SHIRAZ (Calypsos Zarafa Bay x Saviraz Mufka), H: Sherri Barclay, O: Karen Garcia. HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type Championship - Champion: MORGEN LE FEY (First Cyte x Reedanns Moonraker), H: Hannah Wimberly, O: Hannah Wimberly; Reserve: TA LUCKY SPIN (Kordelas

HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Championship Champion: KREWE DE LIS (Krewe x Just Jaylo), H: Kim Morgan, O: Karen Wesche; Reserve: COLOR ME TOOHOTHOTHOT (Color Me TooCool x Gena Fay), H: Robert Macom, O: Thomas Backes. HA/AA Mare 2 & Over AOTH Championship Champion: MORGEN LE FEY (First Cyte x Reedanns Moonraker), H: Hannah Wimberly, O: Hannah Wimberly; Reserve: GLORIFY (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Julie Turner, O: Julie Turner; 3: TA LUCKY SPIN (Kordelas x Lucky Destiny), H: Richard Reed, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 4: WC MY OHMY (Renaissanse x CM Morningstar), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin. Geldings HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Championship - Champion: KRA HARLEM RISING SUN (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x Le Fire Joy), H: Grant Krohn, O: Blake Krohn.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion SATINWOOD (Fame VF x TC Charm), ridden by Kaitlin White for owner White Rock Farm, Inc.

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type Championship - Champion: CSP ROBERT REDFORD (Regal Basque x Vanity’s Gal), H: Austin Boggs, O: Jill Ruhkamp; Reserve: BSA WILD THING (El Ghazi x Endless Legacy), H: Alexa Nichols, O: Mary Knebel; 3: W S WINCHESTER (HF Mister Chips x Stage Fright), H: Kim Morgan, O: Herbert Meites; 4: EF MAGIC IS AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 27


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MIDNIGHT COWBOY V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), ridden by Tyler Thompson for owner Douglas Thompson.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), ridden by owner Brooke Dowding.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion SRWDOALITTLEDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Doskatanya V), ridden by Stephanie Sage for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

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.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion VJ BERRYANCE (Sundance Kid V x Berrymerri Bey V), ridden by owner Mari Perczak.

MINE (Versace x Marigolde), H: Angela O’Neill, O: Angela O’Neill; 5: MARC OF CHALL REA (Magnum Chall HVP x REA City Psylhouette), H: Debbie Shelton, O: Donna Simmons. HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: KHAPTURE THE MOMENT (Renaissanse x WC Khokonut Khreme), H: Kim Morgan, O: Suzanne Deprato; Reserve: SA TAMZINN (Tanzmen x SC Sweet Revenge), H: Misty McGinnis, O: Joan Fletcher; 3: FORGOTTEN VALOR SBD (Gai Lequest x Sachet TBA), H: Debbie Shelton, O: Susan Duncan; 4: Z TAXMANN (ZZ Bop x Toskharas Princess), H: Jason Krohn, O: Elmina Davis. HA/AA Gelding AOTH Championship - Champion: CSP ROBERT REDFORD (Regal Basque x Vanity’s Gal), H: Austin Boggs, O: Jill Ruhkamp; Reserve: EF MAGIC IS MINE (Versace x Marigolde), H: Angela O’Neill, O: Angela O’Neill; 3: BSA WILD THING (El Ghazi x Endless Legacy), H: Mary Knebel, O: Mary Knebel; 4: W S WINCHESTER (HF Mister Chips x Stage Fright), H: Herbert Meites, O: Herbert Meites; 5: KRA HARLEM RISING SUN (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x Le Fire Joy), H: Grant Krohn, O: Blake Krohn. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion TAMAR SYNERGIST (Neposzar x Sweet Tabbou LX), ridden by owner Meghan Veitenheimer.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Championship - Champion: SUMMER PRINCESS JA (Alimah Justice x Come Summer), H: Ross Tarkington, O: Rachel Ginter; Reserve:

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BLAZIN KNIGHT (Baske Afire x Jeweled Spirit), H: Jason Krohn, O: Angela Hewitt. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SPARKAFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: BBOUNCE (Apollopalooza x Ouat Trot Em), H: Jason Krohn, O: Robin Young Bray; 3: JOHNNY FANTASTIC (Eqynox x Evening Interlude), H: Josh Quintus, O: Mark Schmitz. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), H: Martha McCollough, O: 5 G & M Ltd Partnership; Reserve: MISS INDEPENDENCE TWC (D A Napitov x Fox in Sox), H: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 3: HALSTEADS WATCHME (Ariberry Bey V x Halstead’s Sandy), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4: GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Carrie Fritz, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 5: SHAKEN RATTLEN ROLLEN (Baske Afire x Baby I’m A Star), H: Lee Ann Flynn, O: Lee Ann Flynn. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: SPARKAFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Amanda Purdin, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), H: Lauren Grabski, O: 5 G & M Ltd Partnership; 3: SUMMER PRINCESS JA (Alimah Justice x Come Summer), H: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter; 4: A NOBLE GESTURE (MHR Nobility x Sultan’s Captive Lady), H: Lea Clinton Dearing, O: Vicki Humphrey.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion AGATHOS (Pryme Thyme x SAF Saara), ridden by Holly Young for owner Kim Hailey.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion CA HERMANO (CA Hermoso x Citation of Merit), ridden by owner Taylor Kraft.

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

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

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion ALLUSIVE MOMENT (Allionce x Like Magic), ridden by owner Amelia Stroud.

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

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR Championship Champion: JUST BREEZIN (Alimah Justice x Breezy Dolly), H: Tara Remphrey, O: Laurin Remphrey; Reserve: IN THE LINE AFIRE (Baske Afire x El Milagro’s California Capers), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; 3: BLUEZ BROTHER (Apollopalooza x Small Town Blues), H: Alex Holloway, O: Alex Holloway; 4: DONT BE KREWEL (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), H: Mary Catherine Ellis, O: Mary Catherine Ellis; 5: JS LITTLE DUTCH GIRL (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.

Stage Fright), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Herbert Meites; 5: TINA TURNER (Afire Bey V x Cotton Club), H: Joel Gangi, O: Carolyn Bigelow.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: JUST BREEZIN (Alimah Justice x Breezy Dolly), H: Tara Remphrey, O: Laurin Remphrey; Reserve: IN THE LINE AFIRE (Baske Afire x El Milagro’s California Capers), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; 3: BLUEZ BROTHER (Apollopalooza x Small Town Blues), H: Alex Holloway, O: Alex Holloway; 4: JS LITTLE DUTCH GIRL (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 5: DONT BE KREWEL (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), H: Mary Catherine Ellis, O: Mary Catherine Ellis. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship Champion: CHIHULY (Baske Afire x UF Starfire’s Salute), H: Jessica Clinton, O: Vicki Humphrey; Reserve: SHEER RAZZ MA TAZZ (MD Dreamaker x Sultan’s Sheer Energy), H: Chase Harvill, O: Linda Fontana; 3: EXECUTIVE DECISION MCF (DW Bonfire x Sarah’s Singular Sensation), H: Ross Tarkington, O: Jasmine Anwer; 4: WS CENTER STAGE (AA Apollo Bey x

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: MY ROSE AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Rosa W), H: Josh Quintus, O: Ellen Orthwein; 3: VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA), H: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; 4: LADYS MAN WH (Mamage x Lady Landa W), H: Jason Krohn, O: Samantha Figueroa; 5: SOUTHERN CHARM O H (Babylon Bey V x Santana’s Charming Lady), H: Trace Moffatt, O: Kathie Williams. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), H: Robyn Thieme-Skylar, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar; Reserve: RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), H: Laura Metzger, O: Laura Metzger; 3: SHEER RAZZ MA TAZZ (MD Dreamaker x Sultan’s Sheer Energy), H: Linda Fontana, O: Linda Fontana; 4: APOCALYPSO (El Ghazi x Believer’s Eighties Lady), H: Marilyn Sprague, O: Marilyn Sprague; 5: CA CRYSTAL BALL (D A Napitov x Lucille Ball), H: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), ridden by Lindsay Williams for owner Kathie Williams.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Amanda Purdin, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: KRA AFIRE SONG (KRA Afire Works x Callaway’s Carioca), H: Patrick Kendrick, O: Patrick Kendrick; 3: KRA AFIRE AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 29


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), ridden by Lindsay Williams for owner Kathie Williams.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), ridden by owner Dallas Joiner.

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

Arabian Reining Horse Champion PREMIUM BUCKSHOT (Scimaron x AQR Sonatina), ridden by John O’Hara for owner Buckshot Farms.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Bazy Tankersley.

ENGINE (Afire Bey V x CH Stormy Love), H: Jessica Everitt, O: Jessica Everitt; 4: WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE ( JDM Rain Dance x Santana’s Love Affair), H: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 5: HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujahm x Scarlets Swirling Ember), H: Dallas Joiner, O: Dallas Joiner. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), H: Mackenzie Krizek, O: Mackenzie Krizek; Reserve: KRA AFIRE ENGINE (Afire Bey V x CH Stormy Love), H: Jessica Everitt, O: Jessica Everitt; 3: CJ CLOSE ENCOUNTER (The Viscount x Hot Flashez TSA), H: Erin Strong, O: Erin Strong; 4: EDIE GOURMET (Edukt x Highlightin), H: Breanne Ensor, O: Breanne Ensor; 5: ERA PARTY GIRL (Apollopalooza x Undulata’s Lady Delight), H: Leticia Robinson, O: Leticia Robinson.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Champion AM CASCADING STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Raid), ridden by owner Linda Jacobs.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: SA BOLD INTRIGUE (The Nobelest x Reedann’s Coral World), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: TEMPTING FAIT (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; 3: PRINCESS GRACE KELLY (The Nobelest x Kelly Le Brock), H: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 4: POP ROCKS (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), H: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; 5: GIGGOLO (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Bailey Strange, O: Bailey Strange. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: BLAZE N BERRIES (Bey Berry Dancer x Diana O’Lee), H: Juliette Dell, O:

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6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: TAMAR MOJO RISING (Mamage x Chills N Thrills), H: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; 3: JOHNNIE ANGEL (Samors A Fire x Festival Music), H: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley; 4: LJR PROS PRINCESS (SM Profection x Callaway’s Evening Line), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis; 5: SPORTS PAGE NEWS (Commander’s News x Cierra Street), H: Hailey Herrin, O: Hailey Herrin. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: TEMPTING FAIT (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; Reserve: POP ROCKS (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), H: Danielle Gruber, O: Danielle Gruber; 3: SA BOLD INTRIGUE (The Nobelest x Reedann’s Coral World), H: Kira Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; 4: DS ISLE OF JUSTICE (V Padrons Justice x Island Song), H: Grant Krohn, O: Blake Krohn; 5: TONS OF MOTION (Promotion x Hexeri), H: Koy Moody, O: Koy Moody. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: BLAZE N BERRIES (Bey Berry Dancer x Diana O’Lee), H: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.; Reserve: TAMAR MOJO RISING (Mamage x Chills N Thrills), H: Brooke Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; 3: JOHNNIE ANGEL (Samors A Fire x Festival Music), H: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley; 4: LJR PROS PRINCESS (SM Profection x Callaway’s Evening Line), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis.


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Reining Horse ATR Champion CR KOJACQUE (CR Kivev x CR Fulluv Magique), ridden by owner Edward Koehler.

Arabian Trail Horse Champion IMMORTAL TREASURE (D A Napitov x Sugarnspice MC), ridden by owner Margaret Lucas.

Arabian Trail Horse ATR Champion PKA MPOSSIBLEDREAM (PKA Audamaetion x AM Dream Song), ridden by Dr. Karlan Downing for owner Karma Arabians.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Champion RAGE OF FIRE (DW Bonfire x Ambiance V), ridden by owner Eddie Ralston.

Arabian Working Cow Horse AATR Champion KHEMOS TEMPEST (Khemo-Gibran x Justies Beauty), ridden by owner Traci Moseley.

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

Park

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship Champion: WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE ( JDM Rain Dance x Santana’s Love Affair), H: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; Reserve: DD DANCE ALOT ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3: HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujahm x Scarlets Swirling Ember), H: Dallas Joiner, O: Dallas Joiner; 4: ABD TRIGGER HAPPY (Goldmount Royal Design x Alada Lace), H: Justine Belcher, O: Justine Belcher; 5: MA ICE BREAKER (Zodiac Matador x Waiting In The Wings), H: Nikki Novak, O: Nikki Novak.

HA/AA Park Horse Championship - Champion: HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), H: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: SOUL SISTER CH (Sultan’s Great Day x Simplysensational), H: Chase Harvill, O: Nanci Williams; 3: ZEUSPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Sweet Fire), H: Josh Quintus, O: Kimberly Accurso; 4: CA MINI MOUSE (D A Napitov x Carnation’s Fire Dance), H: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth. HA/AA Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: JUST BREEZIN (Alimah Justice x Breezy Dolly), H: Tara Remphrey, O: Laurin Remphrey; 3: SOUL SISTER CH (Sultan’s Great Day x Simplysensational), H: Nanci Williams, O: Nanci Williams; 4: CA MINI MOUSE (D A Napitov x Carnation’s Fire Dance), H: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth. Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Championship - Champion: HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujah x Scarlets Swirling Ember), H: Dallas Joiner, O: Dallas Joiner; Reserve: AMAZING TIME (Amazing Fame V x Ami Baskelle), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Susan Read; 3: DD DANCE ALOT ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: Jennifer Rohde Jackson, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 4: FYRE AWEY (Pasafire Bey x Call Me Magnificent), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Debbie Higgins; 5: ABD TRIGGER HAPPY (Goldmount Royal Design x Alada Lace), H: Justine Belcher, O: Justine Belcher.

Driving HA/AA Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Silvio Domingues, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: SHAKEN RATTLEN ROLLEN (Baske Afire x Baby I’m A Star), H: Ashley Roberts, O: Lee Ann Flynn; 3: ATLANTA ROSE (Genuine x Atlanta), H: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Championship Champion: KRA IM ON FIRE (KRA Afire Works x Dorian Vogue), H: Jason Krohn, O: 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership; Reserve: TEMPTING FAIT (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Silvio Domingues, O: Taylor Kraft; 3: ROOMATE LOA (Standing Room Only x Hucks Escapade), H: A Rhein Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 4: BLOCKBUSTER (Monogramm x Movie Maker), H: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse Champion TLA KINGS RANSOM (YA King x Khemos Chari Nite), ridden by Jamie Peters for owner Kari Petersen.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Cutting Open Champion CIMMARRON SUNRISE (Cimmarron Bey x Hawaiian Dancer), ridden by Travis Braden for owner Larry Nace.

Arabian Cutting - $5,000 Limit Novice Horse Champion KA KHEMANDER COLE (Khemander Kody+ x Lakota Kamelia), ridden by Travis Braden for owner Kathy Braden.

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion GLORIFY (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Julie Turner.

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type and Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion MORGEN LE FEY (First Cyte x Reedanns Moonraker), shown by owner Hannah Wimberly.

HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion KREWE DE LIS (Krewe x Just Jaylo), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Karen Wesche.

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion KRA HARLEM RISING SUN (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x Le Fire Joy), shown by Grant Krohn for owner Blake Krohn.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship Champion: KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), H: Mackenzie Krizek, O: Mackenzie Krizek; Reserve: TEMPTING FAIT (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Taylor Kraft, O: Taylor Kraft; 3: ROOMATE LOA (Standing Room Only x Hucks Escapade), H: Amanda Purdin, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 4: BLOCKBUSTER (Monogramm x Movie Maker), H: Jane Ann Godsey, O: Jane Ann Godsey. Western Pleasure

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Stock/Hunter Type and Gelding AOTH Champion CSP ROBERT REDFORD (Regal Basque x Vanity’s Gal), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Jill Ruhkamp.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Stanley White III, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; Reserve: BARR BERRY (Hucklebey Berry x Misters Barmaid), H: J.T. Keller, O: Sharon Finley; 3: L MILLANA (Millano x Bullish On Doc), H: Josh Quintus, O: Lynn Andrews; 4: VALLEJO ZIPINMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippo Pine Bubble), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Trent Trahan; 5: GOLDEN CHARMS (Vanilla Zip x Copalina), H: Gordon Potts, O: Cynthia Moore. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Josh Quintus, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR (Exxpectation x Starry Spumoni), H: J.T. Keller, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 3: WR VALERO (Amazing Fame V x Oreo), H: Stanley White, Jr, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; 4: WC MARCO POLO (Renaissanse x Cuervos Valantina), H: Cody Ralston, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 5: TAMAR DEVINE

DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), H: Troy Peterson, O: Dana Daniels. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Robin Porter, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: ROCK EM ALL (Harlans Poco Van x Rocky Rhoda II), H: Rebecca Nash, O: Robert Nash; 3: SALESMAN SAM (Were Dun x ABL Antiqua), H: Lori-Kay Frommann, O: Lori-Kay Frommann; 4: WR VALERO (Amazing Fame V x Oreo), H: Kathy White, O: White Rock Farm, Inc.; 5: VALLEJO CARAMEL CHIP (Zips Chocolate Chip x Vallejo Dave), H: Linda Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR (Exxpectation x Starry Spumoni), H: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), H: Wendi Stegall, O: Dana Daniels; 3: FRENCH CONEKTION (Baskmen x Essence O Frenchi), H: Barbara Stark, O: Claire Larsen; 4: ZIPS PROMISE (Xtreme Phlash x Zip Me Lucky), H: George Wiley II, O: George Wiley II; 5: WHISKEY LULLABY (RB Menesson x Heartsafire), H: Carissa Goslin Shumaker, O: Carissa Goslin Shumaker. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: SPIRYT (*Europjczk x Sweet Painted Lady), H: Richard Waddell, O: Richard Waddell; Reserve: FRENCH CONEKTION (Baskmen x Essence O Frenchi), H: Julie Velasco, O: Claire Larsen; 3: CRAK-R-JAC (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Ange Finn, O: Ange Finn; 4: DD DANCE ALOT ( JDM


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion KHAPTURE THE MOMENT (Renaissanse x WC Khokonut Khreme), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Suzanne Deprato.

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

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SPARKAFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion MI MINI ME (Toskabi x Dolly), ridden by Martha McCollough for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion SPARKAFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Amanda Purdin for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR Champion JUST BREEZIN (Alimah Justice x Breezy Dolly), ridden by Tara Remphrey for owner Laurin Remphrey.

Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: Sherri Youngblood, DVM, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 5: TAMAR WINCHESTERS ACE (MSA Magic Evening x Tamar Lady Sunshine), H: Kathleen Ellis, O: Erin Ellis.

H: Casey Goslin, O: Carissa Goslin Shumaker; 4: DD DANCE ALOT ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 5: WS LOUIE LOUIE (Neposzar x Snooks May Fly), H: Bethany Leissner, O: Candy Conway.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: KRA EASTER SUNRISE (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x KRA Aunt Bunny), H: Alexa Nichols, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Paige Peebles, O: Circle of Roses, Inc.; 3: DD DANCE ALOT ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: Rachel Youngblood, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 4: GOODNESS IM GOLD CCR (Legacy of Gold x Crystal Too), H: Claire Wimberly, O: Claire Wimberly; 5: WHISKEY LULLABY (RB Menesson x Heartsafire), H: Casey Goslin, O: Carissa Goslin Shumaker. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; Reserve: TR PAINT CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Crizta Goslin, O: Fred Goslin Jr; 3: AMAZING TIME (Amazing Fame V x Ami Baskelle), H: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; Reserve: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Paige Peebles, O: Circle of Roses, Inc.; 3: WHISKEY LULLABY (RB Menesson x Heartsafire),

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: AMAZING TIME (Amazing Fame V x Ami Baskelle), H: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read; Reserve: TR PAINT CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Crizta Goslin, O: Fred Goslin Jr; 3: MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams. Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deja Vu), H: Stephanie Sage, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Wendy Potts, O: Karen Lee; 3: FCF TUXEDO PARK (Majesteit x RC Ms Elligence), H: Meg Weir, O: Meg Weir; 4: ROHARA EURA AMERICAN (Europia x Miz American Pie), H: Jayme Martino, O: Jayme Martino; 5: MR MASTER FLASH (D A Napitov x MS Flamin Flasher), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Gary Heberling. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship Champion: PLAY WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x London Lace), H: Wendy Potts, O: Mari Perczak; Reserve: THIRDTIMESACHARM SF (Baske Afire x En Vogue), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 3: TAMAR SMACK DADDY (Neposzar x Iris), H: Troy Peterson, O:

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion CHIHULY (Baske Afire x UF Starfire’s Salute), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owner Vicki Humphrey.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), ridden by owner Robyn Thieme-Skylar.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Amanda Purdin for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), ridden by owner Mackenzie Krizek.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion SA BOLD INTRIGUE (The Nobelest x Reedann’s Coral World), ridden by Kira Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

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

Dana Daniels; 4: COOKIN WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x Cookin Sherry), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Morgan Yetter; 5: WLF BOURNE AFIRE (Baske Afire x Certified Gold), H: Blake Krohn, O: Jacquelyn C Bailey. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: PLAY WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x London Lace), H: Mari Perczak, O: Mari Perczak; Reserve: TAMAR SMACK DADDY (Neposzar x Iris), H: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 3: KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Karen Lee, O: Karen Lee; 4: CELEBRATING IRIS (Revelation V x Lu-Lu’s Delightful Flight), H: Robin Young Bray, O: Robin Young Bray; 5: JJ PLAIN BROWNWRAPPER (The Firelord x Springcreek Sunflight), H: Barbara Ferguson, O: Barbara Ferguson.

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 Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: ROHARA EURA AMERICAN (Europia x Miz American Pie), H: Jayme Martino, O: Jayme Martino; Reserve: VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deja Vu), H: Brooke Lenker, O: North By Northwest LLC; 3: FCF TUXEDO PARK (Majesteit x RC Ms Elligence), H: Meg Weir, O: Meg Weir; 4: THIRDTIMESACHARM SF (Baske Afire x En Vogue), H: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 5: TAMAR DARK ELEGANCE (Neposzar x Bonnie), H: Lauren Wagner, O: Lauren Wagner. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: CENSATIONAL (Concensus x Black Lashes), H: Carrie McAninch, O: Carrie McAninch; Reserve: TAMAR WINCHESTERS ACE (MSA Magic Evening x Tamar Lady Sunshine),

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H: Kathleen Ellis, O: Erin Ellis; 3: TAMAR DARK ELEGANCE (Neposzar x Bonnie), H: Amelia Ann Gunter, O: Lauren Wagner; 4: TAMAR SASSPARILLA (Neposzar x Winter Delight), H: Michelle Evans, O: Michelle Evans; 5: INTENACIOUS (Infenitee x Spirit of York), H: Beth Friske, O: Beth Friske. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: MA ICE BREAKER (Zodiac Matador x Waiting In The Wings), H: Nikki Novak, O: Nikki Novak; Reserve: MORGEN LE FEY (First Cyte x Reedanns Moonraker), H: Hannah Wimberly, O: Hannah Wimberly; 3: TAMAR APPLEJACK (So Excited ER x Iris), H: Lauren Martino, O: Lauren Martino; 4: EA SPACE JAM (Phi Slama Jama x AA-Estrella), H: Jane Olson, O: Cylent Arabians LLC; 5: TAMARHOTIEMCYUNGPANTS (Apollopalooza x Fanacation Talk), H: Remy Grace Sass, O: Remy Grace Sass. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: FAMOSO (CA Hermoso x Date With An Angel), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: WC MY OHMY (Renaissanse x CM Morningstar), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin; 3: THE CLOWN PRINCE WP ( J Krewe x Princes Clownin Around), H: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: MA ICE BREAKER (Zodiac Matador x Waiting In The Wings), H: Nikki Novak, O: Nikki Novak; Reserve: EA SPACE JAM (Phi Slama Jama x AA-Estrella), H: Jane Olson, O: Cylent Arabians LLC; 3: TAMAR TALKIN SMACK (Neposzar x Iris), H: Paige


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

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

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE ( JDM Rain Dance x Santana’s Love Affair), ridden by owner Abigail Meredith.

Peebles, O: Circle of Roses, Inc.; 4: INTENACIOUS (Infenitee x Spirit of York), H: Shannon Friske, O: Beth Friske; 5: PLAY WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x London Lace), H: Leah Perczak, O: Mari Perczak. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: FAMOSO (CA Hermoso x Date With An Angel), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Amelia Stroud; Reserve: WC MY OHMY (Renaissanse x CM Morningstar), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin; 3: THE CLOWN PRINCE WP ( J Krewe x Princes Clownin Around), H: Mary Margaret Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Championship - Champion: TAMAR MOJO RISING (Mamage x Chills N Thrills), H: Jamie Fox, O: Brooke Dowding.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Champion HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujah x Scarlets Swirling Ember), ridden by owner Dallas Joiner.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), driven by Silvio Domingues for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion KRA IM ON FIRE (KRA Afire Works x Dorian Vogue), driven by Jason Krohn for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.

CH Stormy Love), H: Jessica Everitt, O: Jessica Everitt; 3: JOHNNIE ANGEL (Samors A Fire x Festival Music), H: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley. HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: LADIES NIGHT (DW Bonfire x Sultans Broadway Melody), H: Carissa Barker, O: Carissa Barker; Reserve: HALSTEAD JACKSON (Halsteads Muskatll x Gara-Miss), H: Annalise W Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 3: EXECUTIVE DECISION MCF (DW Bonfire x Sarah’s Singular Sensation), H: Jasmine Anwer, O: Jasmine Anwer; 4: WHOLE LOTTTA LOVE ( JDM Rain Dance x Santana’s Love Affair), H: Abigail Meredith, O: Abigail Meredith; 5: GI JZOE (Apollopalooza x Admirals Night Flame), H: Juliette Dell, O: 6D Ranch Ltd. Reining

Mounted Native Costume

HA/AA Reining Horse Championship - Champion: PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), H: Gordon Potts, O: Michelle Deroche; Reserve: HEY HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood White x Cassels Myczestua), H: Gary Ferguson, O: Sam Collins; 3: TR TEXAS T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; 4: BLACK JACK JERRY (Black Jack Olena x Sage Hill Karla), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 5: HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship Champion: HALSTEAD JACKSON (Halsteads Muskatll x Gara-Miss), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; Reserve: KRA AFIRE ENGINE (Afire Bey V x

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship Champion: TR SKID MARK (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: HOLLYWOOD

HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Championship Champion: FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), H: Robyn ThiemeSkylar, O: Robyn Thieme-Skylar; Reserve: JOHNNIE ANGEL (Samors A Fire x Festival Music), H: Madeleine Moseley, O: Madeleine Moseley; 3: TAMAR MOJO RISING (Mamage x Chills N Thrills), H: Remy Grace Sass, O: Brooke Dowding.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), driven by owner Mackenzie Krizek.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Stanley White III for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership.

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 THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR (Exxpectation x Starry Spumoni), ridden by Leslie Doran Sommer for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion SPIRYT (*Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), ridden by owner Richard Waddell.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion KRA EASTER SUNRISE (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x KRA Aunt Bunny), ridden by Alexa Nichols for owner Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.

BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 3: SHEZA COWBOY TOO (Hesa Zee x Cowboy Jill), H: Cynthia Hildebrand, O: Cynthia Hildebrand; 4: BLACK JACK JERRY (Black Jack Olena x Sage Hill Karla), H: Tracy Wynne Caruth, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth. HA/AA Reining Horse ATR Championship Champion: PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), H: Michelle Deroche, O: Michelle Deroche; Reserve: HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 3: TR TEXAS T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; 4: SHEZA COWBOY TOO (Hesa Zee x Cowboy Jill), H: Cynthia Hildebrand, O: Cynthia Hildebrand. Trail HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MM CHEROKEE WARRIOR (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), ridden by Skye E C Williams for owner Elizabeth Williams.

HA/AA Trail Horse Championship - Champion: NAPINTIME (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), H: Margaret E Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: SMOKE N MIRRORS (Crimson N Smoke x Tango Lady), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 3: KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: Kelly Alcorn, O: Karma Arabians; 4: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Trail Horse ATR Championship - Champion: NAPINTIME (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), H: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: MM CHEROKEE

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WARRIOR (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 3: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay; 4: KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: Dr Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. Working Cow HA/AA Working Cow Horse Championship Champion: El CI KHANADA (Khemonada x Amber), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Larry Clapp; Reserve: KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Yen), H: Bob G Hart Jr., O: Wolf Point Ranch, LLC; 3: HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; 4: RS ALL KHEMOS FLASH (Khemo Gibran x RS Sundance), H: Jamie Peters, O: Kari Petersen. HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse Championship Champion: COCO LUCERO (Shahcolate Bey MA x Kandy Bar Freckle), H: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer. HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Championship Champion: COCO LUCERO (Shahcolate Bey MA x Kandy Bar Freckle), H: Mark Shroyer, O: Mark Shroyer; Reserve: RA KODIAK (Khemonada x Babie Jane), H: Barbara McCalip, O: Eddie Ralston. HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Championship - Champion: HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: Abby Jensen, O: Jensen Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: BOLD SILVER STREAK (PKH Bold Cherokee x TF Vanitys Tonya), H: Lauren Urbanowicz, O: Wendy


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Logan Chisholm for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion AMAZING TIME (Amazing Fame V x Ami Baskelle), ridden by Catherine Read for owner Susan Read.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deja Vu), ridden by Stephanie Sage for owner North By Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PLAY WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x London Lace), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Mari Perczak.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion PLAY WITH FIRE (Baske Afire x London Lace), ridden by owner Mari Perczak.

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

Lindsay Castle; 3: TR BETTY BOOP (Ima Dun Kid x Zee Betty Jo), H: Terry Hatfield, O: Robert Wunsch.

WILLIAMS, O: Elizabeth Williams; 4: TFA Bay Edition (Latest Edition x TFA La Animada), H: ALLISON BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington; 5: TA Rodansk (Gallup x Oh My Romance), H: STEVEN PARIS, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll.

Cutting HA/AA Cutting Open Championship - Champion: TR NATASHAA (SJ Mikhail x TR Sittin Pretty), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Lisa McDonald; Reserve: QUINTESSAA (BSA Dimaggio x Indy), H: Terry Hatfield, O: Susan Hatfield; 3: KISATCHIE BELLE (Raj SF x Texans Only Hope), H: Greg Mayfield, O: Norma Smith.

Showmanship/Horsemanship Showmanship JTH 14-17 Championship - Champion: Sugarr Plum (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: CLAIRE WIMBERLY, O: Claire Wimberly; Reserve: DD Dance Alot ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3: Intenacious (Infenitee x Spirit of York), H: SHANNON FRISKE, O: Beth Friske; 4: KRA Easter Sunrise (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x KRA Aunt Bunny), H: ALEXA NICHOLS, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; 5: Sweet Raward (Raward V x Wish), H: MEGAN SITZMAN, O: Megan Sitzman. Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Championship Champion: DSB Inheritance (Alada Baskin x RSD Morning Dove), H: MARY MARGARET GILBERT, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; Reserve: TAF Remember Me (Thee Onyx x Magnifficoos Echo), H: LANCE LEWIS, O: Chantelle Lewis; 3: MM Cherokee Warrior (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), H: SKYE E C

Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: KRA Easter Sunrise (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x KRA Aunt Bunny), H: ALEXA NICHOLS, O: Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: DD Dance Alot ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; 3: Sugarr Plum (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe), H: CLAIRE WIMBERLY, O: Claire Wimberly; 4: Halima Rishan SS (Ansata Halima Son x Daca So Sinful), H: KELSI FOUCHEAUX, O: Kelsi Foucheaux; 5: Chain Link LK (Link to Fame x Khartouche), H: SHANNON FRISKE, O: Erin Ellis. Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MM Cherokee Warrior (GS Khochise x MM Cherokee Bay), H: SKYE E C WILLIAMS, O: Elizabeth Williams; Reserve: D Special Edition (Paavo x Tahira Dawn), H: LAKEN SNYDER, O: Natalie Harrison; 3: Psydekick (Magnum Psyche x Dai Zetta), H: CRIZTA GOSLIN, O: Jayme Harris.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Champion CENSATIONAL (Concensus x Black Lashes), ridden by owner Carrie McAninch.

Equitation Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: Brass Glamor Shot (Brass x Glamorize), H: KIRA DELL, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: Giggolo (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: BAILEY STRANGE, O: Bailey Strange; 3: SA Gointo Afire (Afire AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 37


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion MA ICE BREAKER (Zodiac Matador+ x Waiting In The Wings), ridden by owner Nikki Novak.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion FAMOSO (CA Hermoso x Date With An Angel), ridden by owner Amelia Stroud.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion TAMAR MOJO RISING (Mamage x Chills N Thrills), ridden by Jamie Fox for owner Brooke Dowding.

HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), ridden by owner Robyn Thieme-Skylar.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion HALSTEAD JACKSON (Halsteads Muskatll x Gara-Miss), ridden by Annalise Himmel for owner Mark Paul Himmel.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion LADIES NIGHT (DW Bonfire x Sultans Broadway Melody), ridden by owner Carissa Barker.

Bey V x Singletree’s Melody), H: ALEX HOLLOWAY, O: Alex Holloway; 4: Sweet Raward (Raward V x Wish), H: MEGAN SITZMAN, O: Megan Sitzman; 5: DA Tricolor (Triften x CH Arietta), H: MADELYNE PATRICK, O: Madelyne Patrick. Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Blaze N Berries (Bey Berry Dancer x Diana O’Lee), H: JULIETTE DELL, O: 6D Ranch Ltd; Reserve: Thee Jokers Wild (Im Aces High x TCA Sunkist Bey), H: SKYE E C WILLIAMS, O: Elizabeth Williams; 3: Sports Page News (Commander’s News x Cierra Street), H: HAILEY HERRIN, O: Hailey Herrin.

HA/AA Reining Horse Champion PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Michelle Deroche.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Hucks Grace MD (Hucklebey Berry x Fantasye), H: PEYTON MAINWARING, O: Mary Catherine Ellis; Reserve: Winnmuch (Winnchester x A Happy Girl), H: CATRIANA HALL, O: Laura Hall; 3: Knight Of Glory (Heir To Glory x Savierene B), H: JACQUELINE PORTENY, O: Kim Hastings; 4: HL Ladins Justice (The Chief Justice x Aladdinsaffection), H: HANNAH HATCH, O: Madison Frizzell; 5: Paradise Found YA (Samors A Fire x Sweet Paradise), H: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray. Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: Tamar Elegant Miss (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), H: AMANDA DORSETT, O: Amanda Dorsett; Reserve: TA Rodansk (Gallup x Oh My Romance), H: KENDALL PARIS, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3: D Special Edition (Paavo x Tahira Dawn), H: HANNAH JONES, O: Natalie Harrison; 4: Chain Link LK (Link to Fame x

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Khartouche), H: MELISSA GILBERT, O: Erin Ellis; 5: Tamar Carnival of Roses (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: BRADEY DOWDING, O: Brooke Dowding. Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 8 & Under Championship - Champion: TFA Bay Edition (Latest Edition x TFA La Animada), H: ALLISON BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington; Reserve: PBR Hammurabi (MKS Rafi Sahm x Tamarisk Nabask), H: JENA FRAZIER, O: Marnie Toncre; 3: CF Khomanche (GS Khochise x Kyzzya), H: KASSIDY NEW, O: Sherry New; 4: Palarris (Psytation x Palarra), H: TY RALSTON, O: Kim Corgey; 5: Cactus Sunrise (Cactus Hooch x Cloudy Dawn), H: DARION VOSBEIN, O: Heidi Terrill Vosbein. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: DD Dance Alot ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; Reserve: MA Ice Breaker (Zodiac Matador x Waiting In The Wings), H: NIKKI NOVAK, O: Nikki Novak; 3: SC Captivation (Neposzar x SC Temptation), H: REMY GRACE SASS, O: Remy Grace Sass; 4: CF Money Man (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: ERIKA GURRY, O: Erika Gurry; 5: TH Lady Blue (Rodan Islam x Moraine’s Hi Ya Honey), H: HANNAH WIMBERLY, O: Lynn Almond. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Tamar Winchesters Ace (MSA Magic Evening x Tamar Lady Sunshine), H: MARY MARGARET GILBERT, O: Erin Ellis; Reserve: D Special Edition (Paavo x Tahira Dawn), H: LAKEN SNYDER, O: Natalie Harrison; 3: Famoso (CA Hermoso


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Champion TR SKID MARK (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip) ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

HA/AA Reining Horse ATR Champion PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), ridden by owner Michelle Deroche.

HA/AA Trail Horse Open and ATR Champion NAPINTIME (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), ridden by owner Margaret Lucas.

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

HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse and ATR Champion COCO LUCERO (Shahcolate Bey MA x Kandy Bar Freckle), ridden by owner Mark Shroyer.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Champion HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), ridden by Abby Jensen for owner Jensen Arabians, Inc.

x Date With An Angel), H: AMELIA STROUD, O: Amelia Stroud; 4: GR Formal Attire (Abbys Fancy Pants x A Cygnificant), H: MADELEINE DAVIS, O: Mary Gerdes; 5: Tuscan Sun (Versace x LF Silkn Satin), H: MACKENZIE POTTS, O: Mackenzie Potts.

Walk/Trot

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: Tamar Elegant Miss (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), H: AMANDA DORSETT, O: Amanda Dorsett; Reserve: Riden N Style (Night Moves GA x Old Paint Mare), H: ADYSON GRAY, O: Lori Gray; 3: The Clown Prince WP ( J Krewe x Princes Clownin Around), H: MELISSA GILBERT, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 4: D Special Edition (Paavo x Tahira Dawn), H: HANNAH JONES, O: Natalie Harrison; 5: NSH Arabesque (Lancer Robert x Dancing Silhouette), H: JORDAN BAILEY, O: Naomi Reilly. Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: GR Formal Attire (Abbys Fancy Pants x A Cygnificant), H: CAROLINE DAVIS, O: Mary Gerdes; Reserve: That Cowboy Look (Uranio x SX Joys Genii), H: JULIA JUNKER, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker. Western or Reining Seat JTR 14-17 Championship Champion: TR Texas T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: LOGAN CHISHOLM, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership. Western or Reining Seat JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Absolute MSC (DWD Tabasco x *Alpaga), H: CRIZTA GOSLIN, O: Fred Goslin Jr.

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: MG NOBLE HEART (MHR Nobility x DLA Rodana Ember), H: Bradey Dowding, O: Kelley Dowding; Reserve: CANADIANCLUBONICE (Zodiac Matador x TR Bare Essence), H: Jacqueline Porteny, O: Lori Ragland. Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: HUCKS GRACE MD (Hucklebey Berry x Fantasye), H: Peyton Mainwaring, O: Mary Catherine Ellis; Reserve: WINNMUCH (Winnchester x A Happy Girl), H: Catriana Hall, O: Laura Hall; 3: KNIGHT OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Savierene B), H: Jacqueline Porteny, O: Kim Hastings; 4: MADD CHAZZ MDM (MCA Chazz x Madame Muzampa), H: Morguhn Burke, O: Karen Lamphier; 5: PARADISE FOUND YA (Samors A Fire x Sweet Paradise), H: Adyson Gray, O: Lori Gray. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: TAMAR ELEGANT MISS (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), H: Amanda Dorsett, O: Amanda Dorsett; Reserve: TA RODANSK (Gallup x Oh My Romance), H: Kendall Paris, O: Sherry Rosser Carroll; 3: PKA OELEGANTANGEL (Los Angeles x Octaavia), H: Madison Stegall, O: Tamara K Hanby; 4: TAMAR CARNIVAL OF ROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Bradey Dowding, O: Brooke Dowding; 5: SFA WILD HEART (El Picon x Winterset), H: Abagail Trowbridge, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership.

HA/AA Cutting Open Champion TR NATASHAA (SJ Mikhail x TR Sittin Pretty), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Lisa McDonald.

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Showmanship JTH 14-17 Champion CLAIRE WIMBERLY, owner of Sugarr Plum (*Krakov x Sugarr Babe).

Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Champion MARY MARGARET GILBERT, owner of DSB Inheritance (Alada Baskin x RSD Morning Dove).

Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Champion ALEXA NICHOLS on KRA Easter Sunrise (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x KRA Aunt Bunny), for owner Jet Stream Arabians, Inc.

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

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion KIRA DELL on Brass Glamor Shot (Brass x Glamorize), for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion JULIETTE DELL on Blaze N Berries (Bey Berry Dancer x Diana O’Lee), for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship - Champion: MIDNIGHT COWBOY V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), H: Jack Thompson, O: Douglas Thompson; Reserve: TFA BAY EDITION (Latest Edition x TFA La Animada), H: Allison Buffington, O: Jessica Buffington; 3: THAT COWBOY LOOK (Uranio x SX Joys Genii), H: Julia Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 4: CF KHOMANCHE (GS Khochise x Kyzzya), H: Kassidy New, O: Sherry New; 5: PALARRIS (Psytation x Palarra), H: Ty Ralston, O: Kim Corgey. Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Championship - Champion: TAMAR ELEGANT MISS (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), H: Amanda Dorsett, O: Amanda Dorsett; Reserve: BLAZE AGLORY V (Autumn Blaze V x Baskamora), H: Traci LaGrone, O: Heather Ragusa; 3: THE CLOWN PRINCE WP ( J Krewe x Princes Clownin Around), H: Melissa Gilbert, O: Mary Margaret Gilbert; 4: RIDEN N STYLE (Night Moves GA x Old Paint Mare), H: Adyson Gray, O: Lori Gray; 5: NSH ARABESQUE (Lancer Robert x Dancing Silhouette), H: Jordan Bailey, O: Naomi Reilly. Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion PEYTON MAINWARING on Hucks Grace MD (Hucklebey Berry x Fantasye), for owner Mary Catherine Ellis.

Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Championship Champion: GR FORMAL ATTIRE (Abbys Fancy Pants x A Cygnificant), H: Caroline Davis, O: Mary Gerdes; Reserve: THAT COWBOY LOOK (Uranio x SX Joys Genii), H: Julia Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 3: SC CAPTIVATION (Neposzar x SC Temptation), H: Hannah Bittick, O: Remy Grace Sass.

Lead Line Lead Line Championship, All Disciplines - Champion: TFA Bay Edition (Latest Edition x TFA La Animada), H: AUDREY BUFFINGTON, O: Jessica Buffington; Champion: Shooting Star CLB (Magnum Psyche x EF Paula), H: JAY KELSO, O: Debbie Higgins; Champion: CA Stepin High (D A Napitov x Stepin Tyme), H: KATIE HALPAIN, O: Chloe Pedersen; Champion: DD Dance Alot ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), H: BROOK JACKSON, O: Sherri Youngblood, DVM; Champion: KA Khemander Cole (Khemander Kody x Lakota Kamelia), H: BROC ARMSTRONG, O: Kathy Braden; Champion: MMA Chetan Mist (Sir Trabbi x Bint Knosi), H: ASHLEY VITEK, O: Denise Vitek; Champion: Palarris (Psytation x Palarra), H: SAVANNA SEETON, O: Kim Corgey; Champion: Tamar Elegant Miss (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), H: GRANT POTTS, O: Amanda Dorsett; Champion: Milannia (Marwan Al Shaqab x Faith EF), H: MARY KATE MANNING, O: Dr Janice Wieland; Champion: SFA Wild Heart (El Picon x Winterset), H: ZOE WAGNER, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd Family Partnership; Champion: Valentyne (Sams Ferrari x Binat Serranita), H: MILLISON MANNING, O: Alan Logan Craft; Champion: KRA Im Amazing (Amazing Fame V x Khemo Silver Lace), H: JESSE MORRISON, O: Gina Andersen; Champion: MR U-Neek (Dibash x Lady Timber Hawk), H: LEO STARK, O: Julie Velasco. Dressage Arabian Dressage Training Level (Test 4) Championship - Champion: TA EROS, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara

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REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 9 & 10 Champion AMANDA DORSETT, owner of Tamar Elegant Miss (Neposzar x Equidam Elan).

Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 8 & Under Champion ALLISON BUFFINGTON on TFA Bay Edition (Latest Edition x TFA La Animada), for owner Jessica Buffington.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Champion RACHEL YOUNGBLOOD on DD Dance Alot ( JDM Rain Dance x With Spirit BWFS), for owner Sherri Youngblood, DVM.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion MARY MARGARET GILBERT on Tamar Winchesters Ace (MSA Magic Evening x Tamar Lady Sunshine), for owner Erin Ellis.

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion AMANDA DORSETT, owner of Tamar Elegant Miss (Neposzar x Equidam Elan).

Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion CAROLINE DAVIS on GR Formal Attire (Abbys Fancy Pants x A Cygnificant), for owner Mary Gerdes.

Arabians LP; Reserve: TA ELLIOT, H: Clare Morrow, O: Patricia Seale; 3: MSU SPELL BOUND, H: Shannon Napier, O: Wendy Wilkins; 4: TA EPIPHANIE, H: Emily Craig, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 5: KABIIR KHAYAAL, H: Kelli Lowery, O: Elaine Yerty

GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, H: Emily Craig, O: Sara Craig; 4: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Kaitlyn Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; 5: VINTAGE WHISPER, H: Kaitlyn Eberhardt, O: Kaitlyn & Lisa Eberhardt.

HA/AA Dressage Training Level (Test 4) Championship - Champion: ROCKY TOSK, H: Deborah Cinotto, O: Carolann Thigpen; Reserve: RIVER BELLA, H: Di Hopkins-Ryan, O: Leeann Avellino; 3: OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Annie Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4: CALL ME CALLAHAN, H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Marilyn Baxter; 5: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig. Dressage Training Level AOTR (Test 4) Championship - Champion: BRUFIRE, H: Rachel Cinotto, O: Deborah Cinotto; Reserve: TIMELESS TANGO, H: Trish Robinson, O: Trish Robinson; 3: STORMYN NORMAN, H: Kristine Overlaur, O: Kristine Overlaur; 4: CYLENT PREMIER, H: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; 5: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig. Dressage Training Level AATR (Test 4) Championship - Champion: TIMELESS TANGO, H: Trish Robinson, O: Trish Robinson; Reserve: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; 3: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; 4: ROCKY TOSK, H: Carolann Thigpen, O: Carolann Thigpen; 5: PETULA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments. Dressage Training Level JTR (Test 4) Championship - Champion: BRUFIRE, H: Rachel Cinotto, O: Deborah Cinotto; Reserve: OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Rayni Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 3: LA

Dressage First Level (Test 4) Championship - Champion: TA MONET, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: FARALYN, H: Nancy Hinz, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 3: TA ELLIOT, H: Clare Morrow, O: Patricia Seale; 4: KABIIR KHAYAAL, H: Kelli Lowery, O: Elaine Yerty; 5: KHEMOS DRAMA, H: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig. Dressage First Level AOTR (Test 4) Championship Champion: BRUFIRE, H: Rachel Cinotto, O: Deborah Cinotto; Reserve: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; 3: SHAMANS’ CHANCE SA, H: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 4: KCK JADE, H: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 5: CYLENT PREMIER, H: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach. Dressage First Level AATR (Test 4) Championship Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: MSU SPELL BOUND, H: Shannon Napier, O: Wendy Wilkins; 3: CYLENT PREMIER, H: Vicki Krebsbach, O: Vicki Krebsbach; 4: SHAMANS’ CHANCE SA, H: Kimberlee McKenzie, O: Kimberlee McKenzie; 5: STORMYN NORMAN, H: Kristine Overlaur, O: Kristine Overlaur.

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 Ltd. Family Partnership.

Dressage First Level JTR (Test 4) Championship Champion: BRUFIRE, H: Rachel Cinotto, O: Deborah Cinotto. AUGUST 2010 | REGION 9 • 41


REGION 9 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Western or Reining Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion CRIZTA GOSLIN on Absolute MSC (DWD Tabasco x *Alpaga), for owner Fred Goslin Jr.

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion MG NOBLE HEART (MHR Nobility x DLA Rodana Ember), ridden by Bradey Dowding for owner Kelley Dowding.

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion HUCKS GRACE MD (Hucklebey Berry x Fantasye), ridden by Peyton Mainwaring for owner Mary Catherine Ellis.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion TAMAR ELEGANT MISS (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), ridden by owner Amanda Dorsett.

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion MIDNIGHT COWBOY V (Desperado V x Mosquerade V), ridden by Jack Thompson for owner Douglas Thompson.

Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 9 & 10 Champion TAMAR ELEGANT MISS (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), ridden by owner Amanda Dorsett.

Dressage Second Level (Test 4) Championship Champion: TA MONET, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: FARALYN, H: Nancy Hinz, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 3: SERR SOTAMM, H: Kelli Lowery, O: Elaine Yerty; 4: ANAKIN, H: Doreen Atkinson, O: Doreen Atkinson. Dressage Second Level ATR (Test 4) Championship Champion: KHEMOS DRAMA, H: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig; Reserve: FARALYN, H: Linda Stoudemayer, O: Linda Stoudemayer; 3: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta; 4: GAELIC C, H: Jerri Faber, O: Jerri and Carl Carruthers Faber. Dressage Third Level (Test 3) Championship Champion: MM CYLENT Partner, H: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Salmon; Reserve: SERR SOTAMM, H: Kelli Lowery, O: Elaine Yerty.

Purebred Sport Horse Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 8 & Under Champion GR FORMAL ATTIRE (Abbys Fancy Pants x A Cygnificant), ridden by Caroline Davis for owner Mary Gerdes.

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Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallions Championship Champion: KMA LAST WEZSH, H: Sandra Johnson, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: BELESEMO EPIC, H: Mona Tobias, O: Mona Tobias; 3: TA MONET, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 4: BEAUDELAIRE, H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Jolynn Rogers; 5: VA REMINGTON STEELE, H: T.J. Wilkins, O: T.J. Wilkins.

Arabian Colts & Geldings 2 & Under Jackpot Champion: NOBLE JAREKK MM, H: Lorna Giovanelli, O: Granger Durdin. Arabian Sport Horse Stallions ATH Championship Champion: BELESEMO EPIC, H: Mona Tobias, O: Mona Tobias; Reserve: KMA LAST WEZSH, H: Mark Henson, O: Karma Arabians; 3: VA REMINGTON STEELE, H: T.J. Wilkins, O: T.J. Wilkins. Arabian Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: ZAKKARAH, H: Mark Henson, O: Anne Marie Henson; Reserve: TA ANTOINETTE, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: HA GARNYS FIRE, H: Debbie Webster, O: Betsy Barnes; 4: RUSTALETA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Granger Durdin; 5: AWESOME DECISION, H: Deborah Burkhead, O: Sandra Gee. Arabian Fillies 2 & Under Jackpot - Champion: ZAKKARAH, H: Mark Henson, O: Anne Marie Henson; Reserve: UFORIC EXPRESSIONS MM, H: Lorna Giovanelli, O: Magic Moments; 3: PSA AVANTE, H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta. Arabian Sport Horse Mares 2 & Over ATH Championship - Champion: ZAKKARAH, H: Mark Henson, O: Anne Marie Henson; Reserve: RUSTALETA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Granger Durdin; 3: HA GARNYS FIRE, H: Michelle Schrimshaw, O: Betsy Barnes; 4: AWESOME DECISION, H: Deborah Burkhead, O: Sandra Gee; 5: PSA AVANTE, H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings Championship Champion: TA EROS, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara


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Arabian Dressage Training Level Test 4 and Arabian Sport Horse Gelding Champion TA EROS (Gazal Al Shaqab x Erotomanka), ridden by Wendye Gardiner for owner Toskhara Arabians LP.

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HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 4 Champion ROCKY TOSK (Toskabi x Why Not Diamonds), ridden by Deborah Cinotto for owner Carolann Thigpen.

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Dressage Training Level AATR Test 4 Champion TIMELESS TANGO (MM Cylent Flyer x Margarita Rosa), ridden by owner Trish Robinson.

Dressage First and Second Level Test 4 and Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion TA MONET (Gazal Al Shaqab x Marieta), ridden by Wendye Gardiner for owner Toskhara Arabians LP.

Arabians LP; Reserve: TA ELLIOT, H: Clare Morrow, O: Patricia Seale; 3: SILVER GENT, H: Lorna Giovanelli, O: Magic Moments; 4: WF SOCA MOTION, H: Christina Scalera, O: Christina Scalera; 5: ALLEGRO, H: Clare Morrow, O: Richard & Michelle Carn.

O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: AWESOME DECISION, H: Deborah Burkhead, O: Sandra Gee.

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings 2 & Over ATH Championship - Champion: TA ELLIOT, H: Andrea Daniel, O: Patricia Seale; Reserve: SILVER GENT, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments; 3: WF SOCA MOTION, H: Christina Scalera, O: Christina Scalera; 4: ALLEGRO, H: Andrea Daniel, O: Richard & Michelle Carn; 5: KHEMOS DRAMA, H: Emily Craig, O: Emily & Joanne Anderson Craig. Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship Champion: TA ELLIOT, H: Clare Morrow, O: Patricia Seale; Reserve: TA EROS, H: Ashley Bearden, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: SILVER GENT, H: Lorna Giovanelli, O: Magic Moments; 4: GAELIC C, H: Jerri Faber, O: Jerri and Carl Carruthers Faber; 5: PETULA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: GAELIC C, H: Jerri Faber, O: Jerri and Carl Carruthers Faber; Reserve: RUSTALETA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Granger Durdin; 3: IMMORTAL TREASURE, H: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; 4: ATAAN AL-BAHAAR, H: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Jennifer Ramsey; 5: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt.

Dressage Training and First Level AOTR and JTR Test 4 Champion BRUFIRE (Cassels Bruboj x Aerial Fireunyl), ridden by Rachel Cinotto for owner Deborah Cinotto.

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Dressage Second Level ATR Test 4 Champion KHEMOS DRAMA (Khemosabi x Diamond Annie), ridden by owner Emily Craig.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Championship Champion: TA MONET, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; Reserve: TA EROS, H: Ashley Bearden, O: Toskhara Arabians LP; 3: SILVER GENT, H: Lorna Giovanelli, O: Magic Moments; 4: ROYAL ECLIPSE T, H: Faith Ann Riffle, O: Faith Ann Riffle; 5: PETULA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship Champion: VINTAGE ECHLYPSE, H: Lisa Eberhardt, O: Lisa Eberhardt; Reserve: RUSTALETA, H: Granger Durdin, O: Granger Durdin; 3: ROYAL ECLIPSE T, H: Faith Ann Riffle, O: Faith Ann Riffle; 4: WF SOCA MOTION, H: Christina Scalera, O: Christina Scalera. Arabian Hunter Hack Championship - Champion: PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians & James or Dorothy Lokey; Reserve: ATAAN AL-BAHAAR, H: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Jennifer Ramsey; 3: HA GARNYS FIRE, H: Debbie Webster, O: Betsy Barnes; 4: WF SOCA MOTION, H: Christina Scalera, O: Christina Scalera; 5: IMPERIAL SATURN, H: Sandra Johnson, O: Jane Simicek.

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Dressage Third Level Test 3 Champion MM CYLENT PARTNER (MM Cylent Flyer x STF Fondue), ridden by Clare Morrow for owner Clare Salmon.

Arabian Hunter Hack ATR Championship - Champion: HA GARNYS FIRE, H: Michelle Schrimshaw, O: Betsy Barnes; Reserve: ATAAN AL-BAHAAR, H: Jennifer Ramsey, O: Jennifer Ramsey; 3: WF SOCA MOTION, H: Christina Scalera, O: Christina Scalera; 4: PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians & James or Dorothy Lokey.

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Arabian Sport Horse Stallion Champion KMA LAST WEZSH (KMA Ibn Wezy x Spanish Spendor), shown by Sandra Johnson for owner Karma Arabians.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion BELESEMO EPIC (Belesemo Trad x Khezarra), shown by owner Mona Tobias.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare Open, Filly 2 & Under Jackpot and 2 & Over ATH Champion ZAKKARAH (Zorrgo x Fyres Angyl), shown by Mark Henson for owner Anne Marie Henson.

Arabian Sport Horse Gelding 2 & Over ATH Champion TA ELLIOT (Kordelas x Erotomanka), shown by Andrea Daniel for owner Patricia Seale.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion TA ELLIOT (Kordelas x Erotomanka), ridden by Clare Morrow for owner Patricia Seale.

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Half-Arabian Sport Horse Halter HA/AA Colts & Geldings 2 & Under Jackpot Champion: RIO DE ARABELLLA, H: Di HopkinsRyan, O: Leeann Avellino; Reserve: CAVALIER RITZ MHF, H: Morgan Millner, O: Mandolynn Hill Farm. HA/AA Fillies 2 & Under Jackpot - Champion: ZAFIRRAH SS, H: Victoria White, O: Victoria White; Reserve: TA LUCKY SPIN, H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Toskhara Arabians LP.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion VINTAGE ECHLYPSE (Vintage Echo x Khemo Sonata), ridden by Kaitlyn Eberhardt for owner Lisa Eberhardt.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Mares Championship Champion: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, H: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; Reserve: CGA SHARAY, H: Clare Morrow, O: Patricia Seale; 3: GLAMOUR SPOTTED MM, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments; 4: RIVER BELLA, H: Di Hopkins-Ryan, O: Leeann Avellino; 5: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares ATH Championship - Champion: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, H: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; Reserve: GLAMOUR SPOTTED MM, H: Granger Durdin, O: Magic Moments; 3: CGA SHARAY, H: Andrea Daniel, O: Patricia Seale; 4: CBA LIGHTNING, H: Koral Kornegay, O: Chris & Debi Loff Kornegay; 5: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion GAELIC C (Genesis x Pandora), ridden by owner Jerri Faber.

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings Championship - Champion: FAXXSIMILE, H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Cyndi Craig; Reserve: PJS PISTOL GTH, H: Brittany Bartlett, O: Victoria White; 3: NAPINTIME, H: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; 4: TIMELESS TANGO, H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Trish Robinson; 5: MM CYLENT PARTNER, H: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Salmon. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings ATH Championship - Champion: NAPINTIME, H: Margaret Lucas, O: Margaret Lucas; Reserve: RCCR DOUBLE DEALER, H: Conner West, O: Conner West; 3: TIMELESS TANGO, H: Trish Robinson, O: Trish Robinson; 4: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; 5: MM CYLENT PARTNER, H: Andrea Daniel, O: Clare Salmon. Under Saddle HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship Champion: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; Reserve: CGA SHARAY, H: Jason Kelley, O: Patricia Seale; 3: OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Dan Marcum, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4: PPE LEON, H: Jerri Faber, O: Patty & Rick Sadler; 5: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: FAXXSIMILE, H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; Reserve: LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC, H: Sara Craig, O: Sara Craig; 3: RCCR


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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR and Dressage First Level AATR Test 4 Champion VINTAGE ECHLYPSE (Vintage Echo x Khemo Sonata), ridden by owner Lisa Eberhardt.

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Arabian Hunter Hack Champion PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM (PKA Audamaetion x AM Dream Song), ridden by Karlan Downing for owners Karma Arabians and James & Dorothy Lokey.

Arabian Hunter Hack ATR Champion HA GARNYS FIRE (Garnizon x Fezafire), ridden by Michelle Schrimshaw for owner Betsy Barnes.

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HA/AA Colt/Gelding 2 & Under Jackpot Champion RIO DE ARABELLLA (Riverman x TF Aarabella), shown by Di Hopkins-Ryan for owner Leeann Avellino.

HA/AA Filly 2 & Under Jackpot Champion ZAFIRRAH SS (Zorrgo x R Divas Image), shown by owner Victoria White.

DOUBLE DEALER, H: Conner West, O: Conner West; 4: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; 5: CONFETTIS RICOCHET, H: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy.

OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Annie Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 3: RCCR DOUBLE DEALER, H: Conner West, O: Conner West; 4: RIVER BELLA, H: Di Hopkins-Ryan, O: Leeann Avellino; 5: LUCKY TOBE A SKY, H: Rachel Youngblood, O: Kim Klossner.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: RCCR DOUBLE DEALER, H: Conner West, O: Conner West; Reserve: OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Rayni Wiggins, O: Margaret & James Callesto.

HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR Championship Champion: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; Reserve: RCCR DOUBLE DEALER, H: Conner West, O: Conner West; 3: CBA LIGHTNING, H: Karlan Downing, O: Chris & Debi Loff Kornegay; 4: LUCKY TOBE A SKY, H: Rachel Youngblood, O: Kim Klossner; 5: SHEZ JUST THE TICKET, H: Karen Campbell, O: Karen Campbell.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Championship Champion: MM CYLENT PARTNER, H: Clare Morrow, O: Clare Salmon; Reserve: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta; 3: OSHQUAHS BRIO, H: Dan Marcum, O: Margaret & James Callesto; 4: CA FIFTY FIFTY, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5: CBA LIGHTNING, H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris & Debi Loff Kornegay. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: CA FIFTY FIFTY, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: PSA MOHEGAN SUN, H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer & Roland Partida Sixta; 3: CONFETTIS RICOCHET, H: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy; 4: CBA LIGHTNING, H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris & Debi Loff Kornegay. HA/AA Hunter Hack Championship - Champion: DEVINE MISS MAGIC, H: Kathleen Cannon, O: Kathleen & Douglas Pittman Cannon DDS; Reserve:

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HA/AA Sport Horse Mare Open and ATH Champion LA GABRIELLE’S MAGIC (Tackitts Mr. Magic x Cyrafina), shown by owner Sara Craig.

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Pleasure Carriage Driving PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Working Championship - Champion: PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians & James or Dorothy Lokey; Reserve: KMA WEZTERLY, H: Nancy Ginn, O: Karma Arabians; 3: SATILL, H: Sandra Johnson, O: Jane Simicek.

HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Champion FAXXSIMILE (Frohwind x Flash ofan Image), shown by Elizabeth Petty for owner Cyndi Craig.

PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Reinmanship Championship - Champion: KMA WEZTERLY, H: Nancy Ginn, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM, H: Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians & James or Dorothy Lokey; 3: SATILL, H: Sandra Johnson, O: Jane Simicek.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding ATH Champion NAPINTIME (DA Napitov x Time to Zip), shown by owner Margaret Lucas.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Open and ATR Champion FAXXSIMILE (Frohwind x Flash ofan Image), ridden by owner Cyndi Craig.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Champion MM CYLENT PARTNER (MM Cylent Flyer x STF Fondue), ridden by Clare Morrow for owner Clare Salmon.

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

PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Working Champion PKAMPOSSIBLEDREAM (PKA Audamaetion x AM Dream Song), driven by Karlan Downing for owners Karma Arabians and James & Dorothy Lokey.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion RCCR DOUBLE DEALER (Double Tstandard x Kalaramas Sister Kate), ridden by owner Conner West.

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HA/AA Hunter Hack Open and ATR Champion DEVINE MISS MAGIC (AVI Magic x Delphia), ridden by owner Kathleen Cannon.

PB/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Reinmanship Champion KMA WEZTERLY (Wezy x Ace Gloria), driven by Nancy Ginn for owner Karma Arabians. ■


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2010 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest Winner

Marhaabahs Melody by Linda White

This year’s Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest winner is Marhaabahs Melody (Marhaabah x Sohos Honey Serenade). One look at her speaks volumes about why she was selected. A foal of 2008, this lovely young mare has been shown very lightly, but was chosen 2010 Region 12 Spotlight Futurity Two-Year-Old Filly Champion with trainer Chris Anckersen on the lead for Susan Snyder. She already had 2009 Regions 12 and 15 Top Three wins to her credit. Snyder, who bought the filly in April, 2009, from her breeder, Cheryl Moultrie, tells how that came to be. “When I went to see my Imperial Baarez colt at Chris and Paula Anckersen’s Chattooga Ridge Arabians in Long Creek, S.C., I saw her for the first time,” Snyder explains. “She was this beautiful grey filly that lived right next door to Imperial Phinaali, and I saw that the two of them were flirting. She kept batting her eyes at him— and oh, those eyes! They took my breath away! They were huge, and they just swallowed me—engulfed me. She was gorgeous. “I bought her for Imperial Phinaali. It was an ‘arranged’ marriage,” she admits now. “I have no doubt that the two will be a magical mix. Their babies will be Egyptian-related, because they will be Egyptian-sired. Imperial Phinaali is straight Egyptian,” she appends. The story of Imperial Phinaali started when Snyder visited Talaria Arabians and co-owner, Allison Mehta, had just heard some sobering news. She told Snyder tearfully that Imperial Egyptian Stud was closing, and would be dispersing their precious Egyptian bloodstock.“I found their website on the Internet, went up, and bought a broodmare, Imperial Karree, who had a 4-day-old Imperial Baarez colt at her side.” Imperial Baarez was named 1999 U.S. National Champion Top Ten Futurity Colt, 1999 East Coast Champion Stallion, and Supreme Champion Stallion at the Egyptian Event, which provided the colt with wellcredentialed ancestry.

“I named the colt Imperial Phinaali, which seemed appropriate, given the circumstances. He won the World Class 2-Year-Old Colts Championship at the 2009 Egyptian Event, as well as six or seven Class ‘A’ championships, and he was the 2010 Region 12 Spotlight Futurity Champion 2-Year-Old Colt.” She also has his full sibling, the filly Avila Baarezah. “I named her after Avila Beach, the place my late father loved most,” Snyder explains. “I scattered his ashes there.” Snyder’s father, Dr. Floyd Newton, was also an Arabian breeder. “He actually owned horses that General Patton had rescued during World War II!” his daughter explains proudly. “He bought them from the Remount Service at Kellogg Arabians in Pomona, Calif., where I grew up. “Our veterinarian was E. E. Hurlbutt, D.V.M.,” she continues. “We bred mares to his stallion, *Witez II, often. He was a gorgeous horse. He had a beautiful face and eyes, and he was very masculine with a stallion’s presence and dignified manner.” Snyder’s father bought his daughter an Arabian mare when she was 13, but the mare cribbed, so she was replaced by a gelding Snyder kept at a friend’s place for the rest of his life. She married twice, had children, and was without horses for many years. “Then, when I was 60, I woke up one morning and told myself, ‘I’m going to have horses again … now!’ We were retired and living in South Carolina, so I started shopping for a horse on the Internet. My online shopping led me to Egyptian Arabians, which I liked very much. I have been an Arabian Horse Times reader for a long time, so when I got a beautiful filly in 2009, I entered her in Arabian Horse Times’ Beautiful Baby Contest. We didn’t win, but when I got a great photo of Marhaabah’s Melody, I entered her in the magazine’s Most Classic Contest. I was so thrilled when I got the call that she had won!” Snyder plans to breed her prizewinning grey filly to Imperial Phinaali in 2010, and will allow her to carry the foal. “That will be a magical cross!” she says again. For more information about Marhaabahs Melody and her stablemates, visit the Avila Arabians website at www.avilaarabians.com. ■ AUGUST 2010 | 219


The Yahoos Written by Sandee Andrews Photography by April Visel, Sandee Andrews, and Toni Sullivan

YAHOO (noun) 1. From Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, 1726: one of a race of louts or yokels. 2. An exclamation of delight. 3. One of an ever-expanding group of spirited friends who ride and create joy and magic together with their Arabian horses on any and every adventure imaginable.


I’m wild about horses. All of my life, starting at a very young age, I’ve dreamed of them—their smell, their essence, their presence, their wild and ferocious beauty, the way they respond to a soft touch, the way they dance upon this Earth, and those untamed manes whipping in the wind and stinging your face as you take flight over the land. Nothing in all of creation is more perfect than the horse. Nothing captures imaginations, dreams, thoughts and ideas like a horse does. Nothing builds more confidence, and nothing teaches young children the beauty of responsibility and consequences like a horse. I’ve had friends and acquaintances come in and out of my life with their horses, but some of them cast aside the horses for cars, makeup, boys, popularity, clothes, etc. Then my quest for a new, horse-crazy friend would begin all over again. I’ve spent many years riding my horses by myself. However, it’s never as much fun as when you are galloping full speed through rolling hills with your friends, screaming hysterically with tears of joy and laughter streaming down your face as the wind wipes them from your eyes. As I went through adulthood, I wondered if I would ever again find friends that wouldn’t be so quick to give the horse up for the seemingly next best thing that comes along. Even more, would I find them to be as passionate about the Arabian horse as I am, so that we could talk about the golden ’80s, pedigrees, old farms, and how the Arabians of yesterday have evolved into what we see today? Would I ever know anyone that even knew who *Bask, *Muscat and *Padron were? Would they know about Arabian horse breeders like Lasma, Ventura Farms, Sheila Varian, the Kales, and all of the other greats? Would they know who the best horses were or who their greatest sons and daughters were, and how those individuals contributed to the great horses of today? I know, I was asking for a lot. Then what I had asked for arrived in the form of Facebook®, which brought the Arabian community together and sparked the fire. I met lots of people with the same positive goals and dreams, and lots of people that knew who all the greatest Arabian horses from the past and the present were. There were so many people with great, fresh ideas for our breed, and I wanted to spend more time with them, out of the show ring, getting on horses and racing through the hills of California. In November of last year, our AHA Club had set up one of its quarterly trail rides, and I thought it would be

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amazing if everyone that we had hung out with at horse shows over the years would come to the ride. I wondered if they would step out of their comfort zones of railbirding and ride horses on the trail together. My friend Nedra had generously offered to let me borrow some of her horses and her trailer, since the response I got to the invitation was more than I had expected. Riders in our original group included: April Visel, Jen Miller, Lela Reynolds, Melissa Feather, Jen McClure, Toni Sullivan, Amy Johnson, Diane Willis, Brooke Cohen, and me. We

were to meet up with more than 20 other people from our club for this ride. Although my best efforts of coordination were pure, I ran late to the ride meeting spot at Hansen Dam for a myriad of reasons, and I caused everyone else to be late as well. I had to meet Diane and Jen McClure at my Chatsworth barn to help load horses so they could get on their way, and then I had to go to Hidden Hills to load three more horses. When I arrived and hooked up to the trailer, I discovered that the tires were low on air. It was quite a

“For me, being a Yahoo is the pure, true freedom and the obsessive love I have for the Arabian horse. It’s riding the Arabian horse the way he was bred to ride—really riding him hard and fast, soft and slow, introducing him to different environments and asking him to be my friend, as we traverse the land throughout life on our journey together.” —Sandee Andrews

time d delay l h having to b basically l l idle to the service station, maneuver into a very small space that was just made for autos and bicycles, and fill up all of the tires. We arrived at 10:15 a.m. for a ride that was supposed to take off at 10, and we all still had to get all of the horses ready. Some of the people in our group were newer to horses, and we all wanted to help ready each other’s horses. So, it just all took so much more time. We weren’t ready, and the club group left without us, taking into their larger group Jen McClure and Amy, since they were on horses borrowed from people in that group. I was really

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bummed, but our smaller group had embraced each other for what we were together, and Lela said, “Don’t worry about it Sandee, we’ll have our own ride!” Truer words were never spoken, and a bond of special friends was born at that very moment. The ride itself was challenging, not because of the difficultly of the terrain, but because of the inexperience of some of our horses. Melissa had brought Nate, a young horse needing some under-saddle miles, and I brought


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“For me, the Yahoos are about a lot of things—trust, friendship, camaraderie, and a shared passion for the Arabian horse in all its facets. More importantly, it is about overcoming fear and regaining my confidence as a rider among a group of people who support me and make me feel safe. “I grew up with Arabian horses and (because I’m much older than Sandee or the other Yahoos) was steeped in the era of the 1970s. My mother raised me on all the legendary stories in the pantheon of Arabian horses—the Polish horses and their amazing history, Sheila Varian winning the world on Ronteza, *Bask, *Naborr, etc. As a child I was awestruck when I got the chance to see some of my favorite all-time horses in person—horses like Fadjur, Khemosabi, Elkana, and Gai Parada. So, when I met Sandee and Toni at the U.S. Nationals, I could absolutely relate to everything they held dear in the world of the Arabian horse! “As a young girl growing up riding Arabian horses, I had no fear—wind in my hair the whole bit. Then I suffered a terrible accident as a teen that changed all that. Details aren’t necessary; suffice it to say that shortly thereafter I moved to Europe for many years and went to college. Thus, any chance to confront those fears head on was lost, either by accident or design. Now let us fast-forward to adulthood when I met my incredible friend Sophie Pegrum, who was such a naturally-gifted rider. She awoke in me all those yearnings to ride again. I rented a few string horses which were disastrous, as you can imagine. It was a struggle to get them to stop, to go, etc. It was a bad match and not the best return for an already unsure rider. “Yet, the universe has an amazing way of unfolding exactly as it should, and a few years ago I received a great gift of a young Arabian mare and her name, most fatefully, was ‘Sequel.’ Here was my sequel with Arabian horses! She was young and untrained; so, I began my journey to meet her halfway when she was ready on her end. I started riding with a trainer, who thankfully had the brilliance to know that I needed to get out of my head and just ride if I was going to get over the past. Her lessons included lots of reining work on a trusty horse. Although it’s not a real interest of mine, I found reining to be joyous and

cathartic. Spinning, loping, rollbacks—it was all fun! I was a rider again—at least, the beginning of one. “My friend and also a naturally-gifted horsewoman, April Visel, invited me on the Hansen Dam ride Sandee had planned. I was nervous—an unknown horse, an unknown territory, and unknown trail companions. However, I also felt non-judgmental support from April, and I was game to try with the little Pinto mare I was given to ride that day. We all started out as our little catch-up group to the larger ride, which was fine by me! The first water crossing came, and several of the horses had trouble. The little mare seemed pretty good, so I went forward to the other side and waited. She was not happy about leaving her friends behind. I turned her around so she could see they were just on the other side, but she was increasingly upset. I felt old fears rising. What if? After a while, another rider and I thought maybe the best thing to do (rather than stand there and wait to be thrown, as the little mare tried in quick succession to rear, buck and rush back to the other side of the water) was to move forward down the trail. Every so often we would stop and wait for the others, and I tried to maintain control of the mare who wanted nothing more than to turn for home and her pals. So, I kept her moving forward. After a while we caught up with the larger group coming back the other way so we fell in with them. I thought, well, the mare won’t fight me, and I can go and find my friends again. For all our other problems (including the fact that the mare kicked any horse within 10 feet of her that day), the mare crossed water like a dream. So, I concentrated on riding and began to enjoy it. My concentration was so great that I never even saw my friends standing by a water crossing, and I wound up riding back to camp where we finally all managed to meet up, laughing about the snafus of the day! “Since then I’ve ridden a few more times with April and always feel encouraged. Each time my confidence grows a bit more, and I’m thankful to the Yahoos for their support in my little journey. The wind isn’t always in my hair, but I do feel a breeze.” —Jen Miller

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Tommy. Neither were not fond of water, and there were plenty of water crossings. Horsemanship in our group proved to be very natural and relaxed. There was never a rush to get horses through water. We decided that we would use the ride as a training opportunity. My heart swelled. Here was a true group of horsewomen. Speaking the language of the horse is done only by years of observation, and here was a group able to do it. April was quick and willing to dismount continually to talk to our horses and safely lead them through the water, all the while calming whatever fears they may have had. The rest of our group would sit on either side of the banks at each crossing, talking about Arabians, horse behavior, personal stories about ourselves, etc. It was becoming apparent that my dream was coming true! Giddiness and laughter filled the air. Continuing on that ride and through many more water crossings on a single track trail, we ran into the larger group that were heading back. We had to step aside into

“Being a Yahoo to me is freedom. A revisit to my teenage years of ‘velcro butts’ and galloping like banshees with the wind in my hair. A reminder of what Arabian horses is really about. Friendships and joy. I can’t get enough. I feel alive, connected and creatively inspired both in my life and career. I love the feeling of like-minded women okay with the fact that we are still horse-crazed nuts. It feels good. It feels right. “I feel like me!” —April Visel

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the thick brush as they walked by us. We watched Jen McClure, Jen Miller and Amy pass, but we were to meet up later when we returned. After we had finished the ride and had set up for a beautiful lunch to share with our new friends, it was brought up that someone had overheard the other group admonishing us for being tardy. Also, they were slightly irritated that our horses didn’t even cross water, we just couldn’t get it together, and that we were “ just all a bunch of Yahoos.”


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Slightly giddy from the day’s calamities, and doing our best to wear our newly christened name, we spotted an epic photo opportunity. Tres guapo hombres rode up the hill in caporal suits and sombreros, and we asked them if we could take pictures with them. We just had to wear those hats! After all, we were Yahoos! We all laughed about it later, deciding that the term resulted simply from how we appeared—wild girls on their wild horses, having a wonderful time, laughing until our sides hurt. We were all okay with what being a Yahoo really means. So, the term was embraced by all of us, because we identified perfectly with it.

“I was at U.S. Nationals in 2009 when I ran into my friends Toni Sullivan and Sandee Andrews. Sandee and I had never met in person, but we were recent Facebook® friends. The next thing I know, we’re traveling in herd format with April, Lela, Jen and Sophie. We spent plenty of time at the rail watching all the classes we could and went to our share of barn parties. It was quite an eventful show! On the flight home I realized what a wonderful time I had had and was anxious for the next opportunity where we could all get together again. “Our next get together came quick enough when Sandee invited me and all the others to come for a ride at Hansen Dam with the local Arabian club. It was quite a drive, but well worth it to see these girls again!

Arabian horses are so much more than what we have consistently portrayed them as—just show ring horses. They have evolved over centuries—valuable breeding stock kept by the Bedouins in their tents to avoid rogue tribes from stealing them. They are extremely personable, social, versatile, and entertaining, and the Arabian horse has never lost these family values. The Yahoos look forward to producing a series of articles to share with you with our Arabian horses outside of the show ring, to strengthen everyone’s bond with the Arabian horse and, perhaps, light a fire inside some of you. Now, let’s go riding! Yahoo!

“Since that ride, we have had many other rides together. Sometimes it’s last minute, and sometimes we plan a few days in advance; you just never know with us. It’s just a matter of being able to drop everything, be with the girls, and enjoy the time together riding horses and galloping through this beautiful land in which we live. We have gone places I have never seen before and places I didn’t even know how to get to. The terrain and the beauty are indescribable. ‘Have trailer will travel’ is my motto. Wherever the Yahoos are, that is where I want to be. They are the best group of women who are just out there for the love of each other and the Arabian horse.” —Melissa Feather

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“I have spent my whole life showing horses. I’ve been devoted to them ever since I was little. It was not just because I could ride them, show and compete; it is what a horse represented to me. They represented a sense of freedom, beauty, and spirit— qualities I had also wanted to possess inside myself. “I had been out of the show ring for a few years and riding here and there when Sandee invited me to come trail riding at the Hansen Dam with a group of people from the Arabian circuit. I was familiar with them, but that was about all. If only I had known that day what I know now! As soon as we got riding together on our own personal trail ride, I realized that these

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women that surrounded me were going to be my best friends. Cheesy, I know! They had so much knowledge and love of these beautiful animals … and it radiated from them. This was not the only quality that did. There was a certain genuine spirit about each one of them. For once in my life I felt like I wasn’t being judged or critiqued, and I could be free! I could be free to be myself, be free to laugh, and, most importantly, free to gallop through the hills, wind in my hair, with my best friends by my side. That is what being a Yahoo means to me, and why it is such an important part of my life.” —Lela Reynolds


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“I really get it when someone says, ‘I need to ride!’ There is something so basic, so pure, so raw, when we ride and it is what bonds us. No matter what is going on or wrong in this world, we can really ride away those worries and turn bad times into good with the horse between our legs and our ‘ best friends forever’ at our side.” —Toni Sullivan

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Knowing Your Horse The Lope Departure by Tommy Garland Following our last two lessons, your horse should be pretty soft jogging by now, responsive to your hands and legs, and listening to you. So this time we’ll work on starting out at the lope. When you get ready to lope, the one important thing that most people don’t concentrate on is the departure. That can regulate the whole lope. If your horse trots or runs into the lope, you wind up pulling on him, trying to slow him down. If you can get him to go slow into it—like when you ask him and he steps into it—then he is going to start off more slowly and be more controlled, so that the rest of your lope will be more controlled and at a slower speed. Before you can get a slow, controlled lope departure, you need to have a slow jog. The lope can be a little harder for amateurs because it has more speed, and usually the amateur is not as balanced a rider as a professional, so when they go faster, they lose a little balance and control. One helpful trick you can use is to walk to the fence around your ring (or wherever you are working) not straight, but at an angle. If it helps to maintain the angle, put the cones out as reference points. Set them up to mark off a triangular area next to the fence, narrowing the area until, if you kept going straight, you would bump into the fence. Leave an opening so that when you get to the fence, instead of your having to pull your horse around to guide him, the fence will turn him. You don’t have to pull on his face. As you’re walking there, ask for the canter or the lope. Say you’re going to lope to the left; you ask with the right leg. When you get there, you slide your right leg back a little bit, kiss, and ask the horse to lope off. The reason for using the fence is that the horse can’t run off and go fast. He’s got to slow down or he’ll run into the fence, so he’s going to turn. You’ve probably seen people who pull their rein to the outside and turn their horse’s head around so that he’s looking outside the fence, and he drops his inside

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shoulder and goes toward the center as he kind of canters. I do just the opposite. As I come up to the fence, I use my left lead, pick up my left hand and use my right leg to ask my horse to lope or canter off. I’ll lope to the other side of the ring and when I get about to the middle, stop, walk up, and ask him to lope off. So I’m going to use each side of my arena or lot or whatever you have, and I’m going to use that fence every time I ask for the lope off. What happens is that the horse starts anticipating going into the lope. He knows that every time you do that, you’re going to ask him to canter off. So your leg cue can become lighter and lighter, and he’ll start understanding that when you touch him with your leg and he hears the kiss, he’s going to lope off. Once more, repetition is the way he learns. The more you repeat that maneuver the same way, the more he thinks, ‘ah, he touches me with the right leg, I take the left lead.’ As the horse gets better with it, he’ll go right into the lead. His head might not be perfect right then, but you can start asking him to set his head more. Start adding a little more pressure to the bit; when you ask with the leg, he understands how to go into the lead, so he’ll lope off.


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You’ll fine tune this technique as you go, and you’ll get better and better with it. I tell everyone to keep a booklet of exercises they’re going to do each day. Figure on doing one thing today, with the idea that you’re not changing until at the end of that session, you think, ‘boy, my horse was perfect today and he’s been perfect for two or three days in a row.’ Then you go to the next step. Always refer to your book of notes. If you’re thinking, ‘yesterday, my horse kind of ran into it, really didn’t want to turn, started going fast,’ then work more on going into the lead, until you can see that progress has been made. The booklet will give you a reference point of what to work on, because, frankly, most people don’t remember exactly what they did yesterday or the day before.

The key is that you have to be very regimented. When you ask your horse to lope off, don’t let him trot. Once you move away from the wall and he understands it well, and you’re out in the open, you set your hands and use your leg to collect his body up. You don’t want to allow him to trot off. At first he may get a little nervous about it, but ask him to canter off, and once he goes into that canter, release your reins and let him canter forward. If he trots, say “whoa,” walk forward and start again. Do that until he gets the idea that he’s not allowed to trot; he’s just allowed to canter off. At that point, a correct lope departure will be part of his routine. ■

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that you start checking your horse back a little, collecting him—then ask with your leg, and he’s going to go right into it. He’s going to think, ‘I’ve done this a thousand times! I know what she wants to do. I’m going to do it for her!’ Once he understands that, you don’t have to go to the wall all the time. You can be walking along, wiggle your bit a little, check, and he’ll know something is getting ready to happen. He’ll feel your leg moving, hear the kiss, and think ‘Oh, that means I’m supposed to lope.’ And he’ll lope. So, lope a lap and stop. Then lope two laps and stop. Repetition reinforces the lesson.

As you are asking for this lope and getting your horse to go into his lead, it’s going to be ugly at first. But as you do it for a couple of weeks, you’ll see a change. Pretty soon you’ll be able to walk up to a fence at that angle, squeeze, set your hands and wiggle the bit a little—so

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So many times what I find is that when amateurs are asking a horse to lope, the horse doesn’t really understand the signal, so he trots a few strides and then finally goes into the canter. If he understands that when you touch his ribs with your leg right there, that means he’s going into the canter, he starts getting the idea. He becomes more responsive, and the more responsive he is, the more you can add a little more pressure on the bit with your hands, because you’ve done your exercises with the circles and he knows to be soft. And he’ll just roll his nose in and understand to lope off.

Next month: The first step toward using a bosal.

Tommy Garland, of Powhatan, Va., is a second-generation horseman with experience in a variety of breeds. Since 1985, he has specialized in Arabians, and won numerous U.S., Brazilian, and Canadian National Championships in western and hunter pleasure, with both purebreds and Half-Arabians. He is also known for his expertise with amateurs, and is one of the most popular clinicians in the equine industry, where his teaching is based on confidence, patience and respect.

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A Leg Up Looking At EPM, Part II Prevention: Research Toward A Vaccine by Heather Smith Thomas Protozoal diseases present a difficult challenge for research in creating vaccines against them. Their life cycles for reproduction and their modes of infection are different from those of bacteria and are not always understood. Many protozoal diseases are impossible to reproduce experimentally, making it hard to do laboratory research. Equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM) has proven difficult to prevent, even though it is the most common cause of neurologic disease in horses on this continent and research has been trying for more than 30 years to unravel its mysteries.

Prevention At present there is no vaccine for EPM (to protect against Sarcocystis neurona or Neospora hughesi). An earlier vaccine against S. neurona, made by Fort Dodge under a temporary conditional license, was unable to pass subsequent tests for efficacy, and was withdrawn. “They were not able to prove efficacy because they had a hard time establishing an animal model,” says Nicola Pusterla, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dipl. ACVIM, of the University of California-Davis. Researchers must have a way to consistently reproduce the disease in a test group of horses in order to test the effectiveness of the vaccine. Standard procedure is to vaccinate one group of horses, leave a control group unvaccinated, and then challenge both groups with the disease. “After a vaccine has been approved under a conditional license, then the company has to show progress, and Fort Dodge was unable to do this because they were faced with some technical issues,” says Pusterla. “There is a new drug coming out soon,” he continues. Diclazuril will be marketed as an anti-protazoal drug in pelleted form, to help with ease of administration. It will have an advantage in that it could be used for prevention of EPM (fed at low dose for long periods) as well as 230 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

for treatment. “I haven’t seen any studies on this, but it is definitely something people will consider. It will be labeled for treatment, and may not be labeled for use in prevention, but EPM is always easier to prevent than to treat, so some people may use it for prevention, especially in animals at high risk. This would include young animals in stressful situations or high levels of competition.” This drug is slated to be on the market later this year. Good management practices such as keeping feed in closed containers and keeping wildlife out of barns and feed areas is the best prevention at this point. Minimizing stress is another way to help protect horses, since stress may inhibit the immune system.

Working Toward A Vaccine Protozoal diseases, in general, are a challenge for creating effective vaccines. “There are a lot of technical issues,” says Pusterla. “Also, we have to think about where we want to halt the organism. Do we want to stop entrance to the body at the level of the gut? Do we want to stop the parasites while they are still moving around in the body (because we still don’t know how they get into the central nervous system), or are we going to try to prevent the establishment of a latent stage?” It is still being debated whether the horse is a dead-end host or an intermediate host. Most of the time horses seem to be a dead-end host; the organism usually doesn’t have a dormant stage in horses, but there is also evidence that this sometimes happens. The protozoan can form a cyst and become dormant in certain animals. Researchers are still seeking to understand some of the fundamentals and the parasitology of this disease. “The problem with generating a vaccine is that it would be limited, with the use of our present diagnostics— which rely on antigen detection (unless we are dealing


A Leg Up with neurologic tissue),” says Pusterla. “The diagnostics all rely on indirect assessment of exposure, using measurement of antibody titers. Most of the vaccines use whole or parts of organisms and the tests won’t allow us to differentiate between an animal that’s vaccinated and one that has been naturally exposed. So what would we then use as a test to see if the animal has EPM, because vaccine failure will still occur?” “I’m not sure how successful a vaccine would be, because so many horses are exposed to the parasite and never show any clinical sign,” says Amy Johnson, D.V.M., Dip. ACVIM, of New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania. “They are able to fight it off on their own, without ever having been vaccinated. In horses that are not able to fight it—that don’t have an immune system strong enough to fight this infection—I don’t know that a vaccine would enable them to be successful in clearing the parasite, or whether their immune system would still be less able to build an adequate response. “A vaccine may only protect the horses that are already protected because of their own immune systems, and not really help the horses that have trouble,” she says. “Only a very small percent actually develop EPM; it has been estimated that fewer than one percent of horses exposed to the parasite actually show signs of clinical disease and have problems with their brain or spinal cord.” Since there are several strains and at least two protozoa that can cause EPM, effectiveness of a vaccine might depend on whether it mixed different strains or was just targeting one. The picture is complicated by the fact there are several strains of Sarcocystis that do not cause disease in horses, but share some of the surface antigens. Siobhan Ellison, D.V.M., Ph.D., who has done research for many years on EPM, says the statements saying 60 to 70 percent of horses have been exposed to Sarcocystis neurona are incorrect. “They have been exposed to Sarcosystis, yes, but not necessarily the strain that causes EPM,” she explains. Opossum feces may contain multiple species, and only a small percent of opossums carry only Sarcocystis neurona. Ellison, president of Pathogenes Inc., a company working to develop an EPM vaccine, has come up with a model of infection in which she tested a new vaccine (utilizing one of the surface proteins of Sarcocystis neurona), which

appears to be affective. She has plans for a larger efficacy study. This vaccine would not protect against Neospora infections, however. It takes time to make progress on some of the concerns about EPM. “We still don’t really understand enough about the disease and why it occurs,” says Daniel Howe, Ph.D., of the Gluck Equine Research Center. “A lot of horses get infected with Sarcocystis neurona. You could test blood on 100 horses here in the Lexington area and probably come back with half of them showing positive antibodies. They have encountered it, probably several times, during their lives. It wouldn’t surprise me if a horse in this area gets re-infected every couple years. Obviously, every horse that gets infected isn’t coming down with EPM every few years. “We don’t understand why most horses can encounter the infection and have no problems,” he continues. “Others, when they get infected, develop EPM, but we don’t know why. This is the key point in my mind for understanding EPM and being able to control it better than we do now, especially from the standpoint of an effective vaccine. Thankfully, we have some drugs for treating these horses

“In most horses that ingest oocysts, the immune response takes care of it. But in a few instances, especially in stressed horses, the parasite overcomes the immune system and travels through the body, attacking the spinal cord or brain.”

and killing the parasite, but the drawback is that you are treating the animal after the individual has already become infected.” Howe points out that prevention would be better. If a horse has EPM, there may be some residual impairments even after recovering from the infection. “This is a neurologic disease, and the damage done to the central nervous system may not heal like other tissues do.” AUGUST 2010 | 231


A Leg Up How The Parasite Invades The Horse Scientists have learned about the parasitic route and many of the definitive hosts for Sarcocystis neurona, but research is still needed to discover more about the natural hosts for Neospora hughesi. There are many types of sarcocysts in the environment, including specific types that infect cattle, sheep, dogs, etc. This parasite takes advantage of a predator-prey relationship. The organism is passed in feces of the carnivore (canine or feline), and is then eaten by a grazing animal, where it continues development in the gut and then passes into other parts of the body to form cysts in the muscles. When the herbivore dies or is killed and eaten by a predator or scavenger that serves as the other host, the cysts come to life in the gut of that carnivore and produce oocysts that can be passed out with feces, to be eaten by another herbivore, to start the cycle again. The protozoan parasites cannot be passed from horse to horse and are only picked up when contaminated feed is consumed. After entering the horse’s gut, oocysts in opossum feces open up and go through one round of replication. Then the parasite wants to enter the blood stream and get disseminated throughout the body, to create cysts. It does this by entering the white blood cells, which carry the parasite around the body. In most horses that ingest oocysts, the immune response takes care of it. But in a few instances, especially in stressed horses, the parasite overcomes the immune system and travels through the body, attacking the spinal cord or brain. Dr. Siobhan Ellison, who originally did research on EPM at the University of Florida and then formed the company Pathogenes Inc. to work on a vaccine, says this parasite uses virulence factors to infect multiple hosts in order to complete its life cycle. This is similar to the way Toxoplasma gondii causes toxoplasmosis in animals and humans that come into contact with the feces of cats. The surface of these parasites is covered with molecules called surface antigens. “These surface antigens, or virulence factors, allow the parasite to enter the cells of the host and modify its immune system, making the horse more likely to get EPM,” says Ellison. If the parasite can get into the white blood cells, it can be carried around the body, hidden from the immune system. 232 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

“One theory is that in horses with an inflamed gut, perhaps from other parasites or some other reason, have more white cells than normal in the gut,” says Ellison. “The parasite can then be picked up and carried into the bloodstream. Most of the time the horse will get rid of that little infection, but about one percent of the time, which is about the incidence of this disease in horses—if it’s the proper strain of Sarcocystis—it will be carried to the central nervous system and the horse gets EPM.” The route of transmission for Neospora hughesi is a little different and some horses can become infected without ever eating contaminated feed. Dr. Pusterla has been doing a lot of work with this organism to discover how it is spread. “A closely related organism called Neospora caninum causes abortion in cattle and has a huge economic impact on the livestock industry,” he says. “In cattle, there are two routes of transmission. One is horizontal—going to cattle from the definitive host (dogs or wild canines, who pass the oocysts in their feces, which may be picked up by cattle when canines defecate on pasture or hay). But the most efficient way the organism is transmitted in cattle is vertically, from an infected dam to the offspring during gestation.” In the cow’s gut, the parasite reproduces and penetrates the lining of the small intestine to enter various body tissues, including the fetus (via the placenta) in pregnant animals. “There can be different outcomes, depending on the stage of gestation when the fetus is exposed,” he explains. “Infection of the fetus can cause abortion, or birth of a persistently infected animal, depending on the immune stage of the fetus when infection occurs.” The infected female calves can in turn transmit the parasite to their offspring. Pusterla suspects that this mode of transmission also occurs in horses—from dam to fetus. “I’ve been working with a herd that had two mares that tested serologically positive to Neospora hughesi,” he says. “Every one of their offspring that we’ve tested shows evidence of vertical transmission. It definitely happens in horses as well as in cattle. Once the animals are congenitally infected, they can pass the disease to their progeny. If it’s a filly and she’s bred after she grows up, she can transmit EPM to her foals. “People often don’t think about this when horses are moved around the country,” he adds. It is not uncommon to see horses from the western U.S. sent to the east, so infection with neospora can be found in horses anywhere in the country. ■


Handy Horse Tips A Little Give And Take Goes A Long Way by Lee Bolles

Recently, I got a really nice 4-year-old cutting horse prospect in for training that had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, she had been started already, and I was not told that it had left a bad taste in her mouth. When she came to me, she was very spooky and head shy. You couldn’t catch her (even in her stall she would try to spin away), you couldn’t touch her, and you couldn’t pick up her feet (let alone think about working with her). I tried some basic round pen work with her to no avail—she would simply run. She was even smart enough to not let me get an arm around her neck in an effort to handle her.

“When I say “give,” I refer to changing my standards and doing some things I normally wouldn’t do in an effort to gain her confidence.”

So, what was I to do next when she was eluding a lot of the standard training methods? Well, I’m fortunate that I don’t have 25 to 40 head in training anymore, so I can really take my time, adjust my expectations, and give just a little. When I say “give,” I refer to changing my

standards and doing some things I normally wouldn’t do in an effort to gain her confidence. Also, I wanted to undo some of what she apparently didn’t take to when she was started the first time. Here is an example of which I am speaking. Normally, I would not recommend catching a horse with the use of grain. However, in her case, it has been the only way to get her to come to me and allow herself to be caught. I’ve also kept her in a smaller pen so she has less room to get away from me. I never chase her; instead, I wait until she stops running and comes to me. Gradually, I’ll be able to reduce the amount of grain I’m using until I don’t have to use any, as well as increase the size of her pen. The word “gradually” is one of the keys. This mare has definitely put a test to my patience and my ability to think outside the box. Someone once told me you have to treat a mare like a girlfriend, not a wife, and this one is certainly a diva and needs to be treated as such. While I’ve adapted my training methods to suit her more than I would like, I’m pleased about the progress she is making and about her potential. I’m already seeing changes in her behavior. The most exciting thing has been that her owner came out the other day and had the best lesson she has ever had. By taking our time and giving this mare some space to figure things out, we’ve already come a long way. ■

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REGIONAL SHOWS & CHAMPIONSHIPS AUGUST August 21, 2010, Region 11 Endurance Championship, Utica, Illinois. Contact: Anthony Troyer, 815-539-7375. SEPTEMBER September 5, 2010, Region 18 50-Mile Endurance Championship, Finch, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Nancy Zukewich, 613-728-9628. September 10-12, 2010, Pacific Slope Dressage/ Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Carol Dabney, 909-624-5711. September 11-12, 2010, Region 11 Competitive Trail Championship, Kimmundy, Illinois. Contact: Laura Hardway, 217-382-3377. September 18, 2010, Region 4 Endurance Championship, Brothers, Oregon. Contact: Jannelle Wilde, 541-849-2460. September 18-19, 2010, Region 14 Competitive Trail Championship, Chillicothe, Ohio. Contact: Cathy McClure, 419-622-4041. OCTOBER October 2-3, 2010, Region 9 Competitive Trail Championship, Quitaque, Texas. Contact: Alice Yovich, 817-460-8111.

SHOWS AUGUST August 19-21, 2010, Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, Wyoming. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. August 19-22, 2010, AHAM Summer Show, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. 234 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

August 22-September 5, 2010, New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-695-1332. August 27-29, 2010, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: D. Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 27-29, 2010, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul. Minnesota. Contact: Steven Pooch, 651-642-2314. August 27-29, 2010, Central Piedmont Arabian Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. August 28, 2010, Cowboy Capital Arabian Cutting, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Judith Dickerson, 972-291-2781. August 28-29, 2010, Fall Festival Arabian Horse Show, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. August 28-29, 2010, OHAHA Fall Show, Willminton, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039.

September 18, 2010, Saskatchewan Fall Classic, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Erin Frischke, 306-725-4425. September 18-19, 2010, MAHA Fall Classic, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. September 18-19, 2010, Indian Arabian Pro Am Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 19, 2010, Rancho CA Fall Show, Temecula, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. September 22-25, 2010, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Cynthia Clinton, 937-935-1753. September 30-October 1, 2010, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Art Byrd, 918-363-7747. September 30-October 3, 2010, Eastern States Exposition II, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Carol Keller, 413-205-5016.

SEPTEMBER September 2-6, 2010, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 3-5, 2010, AHASC Fall Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. September 3-5, 2010, Fall Arabian Classic A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. September 3-6, 2010, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. September 4-5, 2010, Arabian Adventure NJ Series, Augusta, New Jersey. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. September 4-5, 2010, Silver Spur All Arabian Show, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. September 9-11, 2010, Autumn Classic Arabian Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. September 9-12, 2010, SAAHA Silver Bucket I, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. September 9-12, 2010, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. September 10-12, 2010, ABU All Arabian, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 11-12, 2010, Pennsylvania NW Summer Classic, Harlansburg, Pennsylvania. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. September 17-19, 2010, Colorado Fall Charity Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. September 17-19, 2010, Music City Arab Show, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486.

OCTOBER October 1-3, 2010, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. October 1-3, 2010, Oregon Fall Classic, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-746-4375. October 16-17, 2010, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 19-20, 2010, NC State Fair Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Dale Barnett, 270-227-2063. October 23-24, 2010, PMHA Morab National Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. NOVEMBER November 5-7, 2010, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. November 6-7, 2010, Arabian Sport Horse Challenge, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. November 11-14, 2010, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 12-14, 2010, AHAA Fall Festival A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. November 12-14, 2010, Dixie Gulf Panhandle Ruff Out, Baker, Florida. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. November 24-27, 2010, AHAF 41st Annual Thanksgiving Show, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Sally Dunn, 561-784-4632. November 26-28, 2010, AHASFV 40th Annual Thanksgiving Show, Burbank, California. Contact: Sue Todd, 805-646-5703.


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DECEMBER December 3-5, 2010, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

DISTANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE AUGUST August 21, 2010, Buckskin Challenge 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Pocatello, Idaho. Contact: Kara Yost, 208-251-5272. August 22, 2010, Rock River Charity 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Utica, Illinois. Contact: Anthony Troyer, 815-539-7375. August 28-29, 2010, Abi Khan Challenge 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact: Mickie Newnam, 937-232-9256. SEPTEMBER September 4-5, 2010, Old Salem 50-Mile Endurance Ride I and II, Idaho City, Idaho. Contact: Elizabeth Bivens, 208-466-4906. September 4-6, 2010, White River Fall 55-Mile and 50-Mile I and II Endurance Ride, White Cloud, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. September 9-11, 2010, Big South Fork I and II 50-Mile and III 55- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. September 18, 2010, Oregon 100 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Brothers, Oregon. Contact: Jannelle Wilde, 541-849-2460. September 18, 2010, Virginia City 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. September 18, 2010, Tin Cup Springs 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Luther, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. September 18, 2010, Cracked Oats Crunch 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Chillicothe, Ohio. Contact: Cathy McClure, 419-622-4041. September 28-October 2, 2010, Owyhee Canyonlands 50- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Oreana, Oregon. Contact: Jannelle Wilde, 541-849-2460.

September 30, 2010, Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer 55- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Heflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545.

October 30-31, 2010, Big River 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride I and II, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974.

OCTOBER October 1-2, 2010, Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Heflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545. October 2-3, 2010, Pine Marten Run 50Mile Endurance Ride I and II, Rapid River, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 9-10, 2010, RAHA Rally 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Escondido, California. Contact: Robert Insko, 760-789-1977. October 14, 2010, AERC National Championship 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Patrick, South Carolina. October 16, 2010, Foothills Of The Cascade 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Molalla, Oregon. Contact: Janelle Wilde, 541-849-2460. October 16-17, 2010, High Desert III and IV 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Weeks, Nevada. Contact: Judy Jewkes, 702-267-2587. October 21-22, 2010, AHA National Open 35Mile Competitive Trail Ride I and II, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 23-24, 2010, AHA National Open 25and 50-Mile Endurance Ride I and II, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 23-24, 2010, AHA National Open 75and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 30, 2010, AHAA 25- and 50-Mile Halloween Endurance Ride, Fountain Hills, Arizona. Contact: Lancette Koerner, 480-655-9434. October 30, 2010, Big River 60-Mile Endurance Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. October 30, 2010, Blackwater Boogie 25- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. October 29-30, 2010, Spook Run 50-Mile Endurance ride, Henryville, Indiana. Contact: Lois McAffe, 812-294-1776.

NATIONAL EVENTS August 16-21, 2010, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. September 21-25, 2010, Sport Horse Nationals, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 22-30, 2010, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS September 24-26, 2010, All Nations Cup and German National Show, Aachen, Germany. Contact: VZAP, 49-5113881180, info@vzap.org; www.vzap.org October 21-24, 2010, El Zahraa National C Show and 13th International Championships, El Zahraa, Egypt. Contact: Ahmed Hamza, 202-22983733, info@elzahraa-stud.org; www.elzahraa-stud.org November 17-21, 2010, 29th Brazilian National Arabian Horse Show, Indaiatuba (Campinas) – SP, Brazil. Contact: 55.11.3674.1744; www.abcca.com.br December 4-5, 2010, Chilean Breeders Cup. Contact: M. Trinidad Del Campo, tdelcampo@achcca.cl December 10-12, 2010, World Championships, Paris, Nord Villepinte. Contact: Alice Wermus, alice.wermus@comexposium.com December 16-18, 2010, 7th Sharjah National Arabian Horse Festival, Sharjah, UAE. Contact: 971-65311155, frsan@emirates.net.ae; www.forsanuae.org.ae *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho.org, for additional international shows and information.

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Index Of Advertisers A ABCCA .........................................................23-25 Arabian Horse Times’ 2010 Readers’ Choice Awards .. 40 Arabian Horse Times’ 40th Anniversary Celebration.. 22 Arabian Horse Times’ Beautiful Baby Contest........ 239 Arabian Horse Times’ Facebook .............................. 155 Arabian Horse Times’ Gold Star Futurity Coverage .. 240 Arabian Horse Times’ MN Fall Festival Coverage .... 241 Arabian Horse Times’ Online Auction.................... 246 Arabian Horse Times’ Nationals.......................242, 243 Al Shaqab .......................................................28-31 Arabians International .........................23MN (135) Arbuckle’s Acres .......................... 19MN (131), BC Argent Farms............................. 4-5MN (116, 117) B Battaglia Farms......................................... 248, IBC C Caruth Arabians & Half-Arabians ... 17Reg.9 (185) Cedar Ridge Arabians Inc. .90-91, 6-7MN (118, 119) Chase Harvill Training Centre ........ 14 Reg.9 (182) Chiquinho Rego Arabian Training Center ..................... 1-32CRT (48-81) Vulcano Alliance ...................... 6-7CRT (54, 55) Haras Vila Dos Pinheiros ........ 8-9CRT (56, 57) Haras Stigmatas ................... 10-12CRT (58-60) Fazenda Floresta ............................. 13CRT (61) Haras JM ............................. 14-15CRT (62, 63) Haras A San Lourenzo ........ 16-17CRT (64, 65) Haras Santa Rita De Cassia ............ 18CRT (66) Haras Recanto Dos Passaros ........... 19CRT (67) Haras Namahê Agropecuária Ltda.. 20CRT (68) Condominio Veektor Bey TGS....... 21CRT (69) Haras Lua Nova .............................. 22CRT (70) Haras Madsen Design Horse .......... 23CRT (71) Haras Santa Ventura Arabes..28-32CRT (76-81) Colonial Wood Training Center ......... 2Reg.9 (170) Conway Arabians .............................................. 154 Crescent Creek Farms ....................................... 218 D Dakar Kartel ........................................35MN (147) Dearing Farms .............................168, 1Reg.9 (169) Diamond Hill Arabians ..................................... 236 Dol Rae Arabians ................................18MN (130) DST Arabians ............................... 112, 1MN (113) E Eleanor’s Arabians ....................... 40MN (152), 153 Enchanted Acres ............................................... 238

F Faulkner’s Saddlery LLC................................... 236 Ford Brook Farms, LLC ......................20MN (132) Four Moore Ranch .......................... 15 Reg.9 (183) Freedom Ranch LLC .............12-13MN (124-125) Freeland Farms .......................... 2-3MN (114, 115) Frierson Atkinson .............................................. 236

Q Quarry Hill Farm ............................................... 41

G Greymoor Farm Arabians....................21MN (133)

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H Haras Dos Faveiros..............................16MN (128) Haras La Catalina ....................... 19MN (131), BC Haras Sahara ..................................................26, 27 Haras Santa Ventura ......................................... FC Heartland Ventures, LLC .................................. 237 Hegg, Mickey .................................................... 236 Henriksen Arabians.............................22MN (134) J Janel’s Training Center ..................................IFC, 1 Jerland Farms .........................10-11MN (122, 123) K Karma Arabians............................... 16 Reg.9 (184) Kiesner Training ................................................ 2, 3 L Long Meadow Arabians ..... 12-13 Reg.9 (180, 181) M Marhaabah Legacy Group, The ............................. 7 Markel Insurance Company ................................ 93 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc................................. 237 McNamara Company ..........................36MN (148) Michael Byatt Arabians, Inc. ..........................20, 21 Midwest Station I, Inc. .................. 112, 1MN (113) Midwest............................................................8-11 Mike Neal Training Center, LLC ............................................. 12-13MN (124-125) Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. ...........................................24-32MN (136-144) Mirage Ltd. ......................................................... 92 O Oak Haven Arabians ............... 4-7Reg.9 (172-175) Orrion Farms..................................................20, 21

R R.O. Lervick Arabians ...................................... 237 Rae-Dawn Arabians ................ 12, 13, 17MN (129) Ranch Of Cherry Creek .................................... 237 Reilich, Bill & Shirley ....................................... 2, 3

T Ted Carson at Butler Farms Training Center, Inc. ............. 8-9MN (120, 121) The Baahir Group..................................4MN (116) The Brass Ring .......... 8-11Reg.9 (176-179), 48Reg.9 (216), 217 The Encore Select Group ......................7MN (119) The Farm .............................................33MN (145) The Hat Lady .................................................... 237 Twin Creek Farm ................................18MN (130) V Vallejo III, Inc..................................... 3Reg.9 (171) Vicki Humphrey Training Center ..................... 236 W West Lawn Farm ....................14-15MN (126, 127) Western Cross Arabians & Pintos.... 18Reg.9 (186) White Rock Farms, Inc. .................................... 167 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ........................ 237 Wil-O-Mar Arabians ..........................37MN (149) WindRiver Fence .............................................. 238 Z Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd. .. 19Reg.9 (187)

P P & S Enterprises Inc........................................ 238 Pay-Jay Arabians ............................................... 237 Prestige Farms, LLC ......................................18, 19

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IN THE TRADITION OF THE SPORT! W W W. B AT TA G L I A F A R M S . C O M SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA • 480-585-9112 • B OB B ATTAGLIA • R USS V ENTO J R . (I N J EFF L OVEJOY ,

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AA Sabotaj x LC Sinfonia, Sinfonia by Magnum Psyche U.S. National Futurity Colt Contender Minnesota Breeders Medallion Stallion

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Managed by Elk River, MN 763-441-5849 sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com

Owned and Bred by Zimmerman, MN 763-856-2190 arbucklearabians@aol.com

Lady Georgina Pelham Buenos Aries, Argentina 011-54-11-4-743-1571 cosufi@house.com.ar

Arabian Horse Times August 2010  
Arabian Horse Times August 2010  

August 2010