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by Gina Czupka

deep love of horses is an heirloom in the Ames family. Over generations, the family’s passion for horses has blossomed into what we know today as Cedar Ridge Arabians. Dick, Lollie and Lara Ames are not just exhibitors, not just breeders, they are a tangible force in the Arabian community, setting trends and continually raising the bar for the entire industry. Their approach is not to be outspoken and always in pursuit of the spotlight—they set about pursuing their goals with humility and earnest dedication, and it just so happens that their efforts make the spotlight come to them because of the quality horses they turn out, season after season. The beginnings of this enchantment with horses are something of interest to Dick Ames, who went to England to trace his family’s heritage. He found evidence that horses were of great importance to his family, even more than a century ago. “In 1870, my great-grandfather, John Ames, left England to come to America with six purebred Percheron mares,” he says. John Ames and his cargo arrived in New York and, after being quarantined there, set out into the heart of America to establish a new home. He settled in Illinois, where he bought a farm and got his horses settled. That was the first step—the next was returning to England to fetch his wife and children and bring them to America, too. Horses and the farming life (to which horses were at that time essential) led the Ames family on a northward trajectory. “My granddad, George, and his brother, Charlie, took horses to different shows, and they ended up in Mason City, Iowa,” Dick says. “They found that the corn was just as tall in Mason City as it was in Illinois, and the land was much cheaper. So, they talked my great granddad into selling his farm and buying 300 acres in Swaledale, Iowa.” Things went along swimmingly until the Great Depression brought the nation to a standstill. The Ameses lost nearly everything—all that remained was some old farming equipment. George Ames heard about an experimental farm in Farmington, Minn., that was being run by West Publishing (which published The Farmer), and found a way to rent the farm. Young Dick Ames played on that farm, which his grandfather and father worked, and became acquainted with the horses from a young age. He went to his first horse show in 1936, at the Minnesota State Fair, and that event presented a glimpse into his future that might not have been believable at that time. Dick was enchanted with the whole scene—from the dazzle of the show ring to the heated banter in the barns. “I’d sit in that horse barn and hear them talk about the same things they argue about today.”

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The family continued on with Percherons, but eventually, they had just two left— full brothers, one of which was named after Dick. The colt’s mother died not long after he was born, and he was bottle-fed, which led to him becoming something of a family member. He roamed free around the farm until the day he started nibbling the paint off a newly-purchased car, after which he moved back into the barn. “The years passed and Dick the Percheron colicked frequently,” Dick Ames says. “When he died, it was as bad as one of the family dying. That was in 1948.” After that, the Ameses stopped raising horses—tractors had become the essential farming tool and the demand for horses dropped. Dick Ames started his own construction business in 1960, and a few years later, horses re-entered his life. “The horses were still in my blood. I didn’t have any, but I wanted one,” he says. He came across a horse magazine and in it he found an ad for a palomino Half-Arabian colt at Jim Gulley’s Jimjac Arabian Farm. “I called him, and I bought the horse over the phone. I didn’t even have a horse trailer.” The trip to pick up the colt from Fort Wayne, Ind., included a scene with a rented U-Haul horse trailer upside down in a median, but he eventually made it back to Minnesota. The Ameses showed the colt, with trainer Bob Powers, at some small shows, and it wasn’t long after that that they started buying some purebred mares. The next logical step, for people with their kind of drive and enthusiasm, was a stallion. “Lollie and I drove all over the country,” Dick says. “And then we went over to Harvey Mueller, in Watertown, Minn., and we bought a dark grey yearling colt that was in a hog crate for $1,500. He was a G-Amigo son out of a Gainey mare—his name was Feramigo.” Lollie sums up what that era meant to their family. “Our whole life, since 1969, has been wrapped around the horses,” she says. “In the early years, all of our sons and daughters played active roles around the farm. They cleaned stalls and fed the horses before they went to school, and after school they fed horses again and brought them in from the pastures. They competed at the Class A and 4-H level, and if you ask any one of them today, they will tell you that they had a great time in those years.” They started taking vacations to Scottsdale, Ariz., to watch the show and take in the sales. “We went to every sale that the LaCroixes had,” Dick says. The Ameses started amassing a collection of fine showing and breeding horses and hired a full-time trainer. Many in the extended Ames family took an interest in the horses, including Dick’s brothers John and Ron, and their children. Lara Ames’ interest was particularly strong, and she racked up win after win as a junior and amateur rider. They rode out the industry’s upheavals in the mid 1980s, only to have a spectacular decade of success in the 1990s. For much of that time, Tom Moore was the head trainer, and Lara began to take on the work of managing Cedar Ridge, which had grown to be one of the premier Arabian farms in the country. Lollie also credits the addition of Brass to their roster with turning the farm into the industry leader it is today.

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Hall Of Fame A SELECTION OF CEDAR RIDGE BRED OR OWNED CHAMPIONS.

Pros Go Lightly

Smarty Ames

Toiration CRF

SG Brass Prince

GV Bey Phantom

CR Brass Chief

Toi Jabaska

GV Bey Phantom

Black N Style

Toi Jabaska

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Royal Taga

Bey Impresario

Brass Glamor Shot

Fire Watch

Matoi

Allfired Upp

Ames Queen

Ames Admiral

Black N Style

Toi Jabaska

A Noble Cause

Ames Cassanova

Ames Cassanova

Ames Symbolic

Ames Ragtime


Ames Lora

Spirit Seeker

Psychic Moun

Toi Supreme CRF

CRF Barenaked Lady

Jaborrs Impack

Ames Toi Love

Toi Jabaska

Toi Store CRF

Ames Image

Toi Jabaska

Bbasktezz

Firestorm BHF

Minding Ps and Qs

A Noble Cause

Echos Promise

PF Prime Time

Hallelujah Huck

Matoi

Philander Bey

Pros Go Lightly

WN Astra

Pure Poison

Dancing Lace WGF

Brass Glamor Shot

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Stallions

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Brass

(*Bask++ x Tsanar) 1979-2007 Bay Stallion

In regards to Brass, I am proud to have been the recorded breeder. He was one of the most typey, classic Arabian sons of *Bask+. He also had great athleticism and motion and has done an excellent job as a sire. I am currently training a maternal grandson of his, owned by Greg Shafer, which I believe has great potential as both a show horse and a future sire. —Gene LaCroix We were in a partnership with Brass way back when. We got Brass when he was probably 2 years old, and a number of years later, the partnership sold Brass to the Ameses and Cedar Ridge. We just thought the world of that horse. Brass needed a really good home, and Dick and Lollie were the ultimate match for that horse. He brought this tremendous presence with him to their farm and they had the wherewithal to bring that to the forefront of the Arabian business. He found the ultimate home when he moved to Cedar Ridge. There was a perfect marriage between the Ames family and Brass. Not only did he find the perfect home, he found a perfect love. They took supreme care of that horse, and they worshipped the ground he walked on. Brass allowed the Ameses to continue the Bask bloodline with a premier son. Not only did it provide them with the opportunity, the Ameses relished it and did very, very well with it. They were the stewards of that bloodline … they safeguarded it. They had this marvelous opportunity to continue this legacy and they did it with an unparalleled dedication. —Brian Pray Tim and I are proud to own one of the top Brass daughters, Brassmis, purchased through one of the Cedar Ridge auctions. The mare has produced Afire Storrm, national champion in halter; Afires Heir, national champion in junior English and open English; Its All Aboutt Me, national top ten English maturity; Karen Dearth’s mare (top ten amateur); and a Noble Express filly that was top eight at the Buckeye yearling class. She has produced three stallions, two of which are still on the farm. Brassmis has the classic Brass look: extremely well-shaped and high-set neck, balance and great conformation, great shoulder, body and very, very pretty. —Marty Shea

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Brass Offspring

BRASS CHIEF

BRASS STAR

A PIECE OF BRASS

AMES QUEEN

AFIRE STORRM

AMES FIRE DEVIL

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POISE AND IVY

UP YOUR BRASS

MR. AMES CRF

SG BRASS PRINCE

AMES DEJA VU

PAIN IN THE BRASS


Brass Glamor Shot With Glamor Shot’s carriage and color, she sure catches your eye. This was a fun horse to ride. Kevin Price did most of the training on Glamor Shot and I was lucky enough to get to show her. You just sit up there and stay out of her way. Cedar Ridge has bred some great Half-Arabians and Glamor Shot is one of them. —Tom Moore

CR HAVANA CABANA

AMES RAGTIME

CR SIMPLY MARVELOUS

BRASSMIS

CRF BARENAKED LADY

EC BRASS KNUCKLES

AMES CASSANOVA

AMES LUCKY AFFAIR

AMES CITY SLICKER

AMES BRASS DOOR

AMES SYMBOLIC

KICKIN BRASS

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Matoi was an outrageously talented youngster. His natural balance, flexibility, work ethic, and “go forward attitude” were qualities that enabled him to become the national champion park horse at 4 years of age. That’s right, national champion park horse as a 4 year old. Accomplishments like this are only possible for the truly gifted, and Matoi will always have a place in my heart for giving me one of the biggest thrills of my entire career. —Ray LaCroix He was a very smart horse and a very kind horse. He has tremendous heart. I don’t know how many people know this, but he broke his hind leg, and it has several screws in it that were never taken out. He won all of his titles after he broke his leg, which just goes to show how much heart he has. As for him as a sire, I think it goes without saying that he is outstanding. —Mike Whelihan Wow! What can I say? Matoi is a thrill to ride, a thrill to train, and a thrill to watch. I am honored to be a part of his show and breeding career. And I certainly have a love for the mares of our industry, so to continue Matoi’s legacy with his daughter, the outstanding mare Toi Jabaska—guiding her to her first four national championships and seeing her become one of the great mares the Arabian breed has to offer—makes up some of the most cherished moments of my career. I enjoyed being a part of their success and thank the Ames family for those opportunities. I wish them the best in the continuation of these great animals in their breeding program. —Chris Wilson Matoi is not only one of the greatest park horses ever, but more important in my time, he is the sire of great horses such as Toi Jabaska, Toi Store, Toi Slamtastic, Toi Supreme and many other horses that have been truly a pleasure to train and show. His athletic ability, big heart, and great disposition have been passed on to these offspring making them amazing show horses. —Kevin Price

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Matoi

(Zodiac Matador x Toi Ellenai)

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Matoi Offspring Toi Store CRF We have had Toi Store in our barn for a few years now. He has personality plus, and is a real show horse. He loves his job and swells with excitement when he heads for the in-gate. Toi Store (or ‘Mr. Perfect,’ as we refer to him) is a true pleasure to train, show, and be around on a daily basis. I wish we had more horses like him in the barn. —Shawn Rooker

MAXX WL

MYTOI BASK W

CRF HOTT PANTS

HOTT SAUCE

STORMIN NORMAN W

MY MAGICAL TOI

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TOI SKOOTER

SWEET AND SAUCY

AMES TOI LOVE

MATADORS TOI

BOY TOI

TOI DIVA CRF


TOI JABASKA

TOI STORE CRF

LADY TOI

LATOIYA BF

TOI SUPREME CRF

TOITRESS

TOI TROUBLE

TOI RISTON

TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF

ITS MY TOI

TOIANA

THE REAL MATOI

AMES TOI DOLL

FORTY SECOND STREET

TOI STEALER

TOIRATION CRF

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A Noble Cause (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire)

I showed MCK Ode To Joy, a Half-Arabian filly by A Noble Cause this year and won the Region 15 Sweepstakes with her. She was the freakiestnecked filly I’ve ever seen. She could put her neck right over her back—she is very cool. It’s nice to see a square moving English horse like A Noble Cause. He’s the type of English horse that our breed needs more of—square moving, fluid and good-minded. —Rob Bick A Noble Cause is one of the most exciting, gifted, young horses we have ever started. It has been a pleasure to watch him go on to become a National Champion. It won’t be long before we see his offspring in the winner’s circle as well. —Shawn and Carmelle Rooker We are excited to have the opportunity to breed our best mares to A Noble Cause. We think he is an exceptionally well-balanced combination of the IXL Noble Express and Afire Bey V line. We bred him to our best outcross mare, PWA Tusea, and the result is a stunning colt, with all the right parts to become a truly great English show horse like his sire and genotype would predict. He is producing a strong hind end, great front motion, and best of all, a kind temperament, all of which are necessary for enduring the rigors of training for the English division. He is clearly an English stallion of choice for us. We are planning to continue to breed him to our mares each year and are very excited to see the results again and again! —Nick and Juliet Carden A Noble Cause is a beautiful horse with a lot of talent. He moves with powerful impulsion and motion behind that carry his great balance. Best of all—you should see his babies, they are beautiful. He is going to be a great sire. —Tom Moore

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Regal Basque (La Basque x Gay Gazelle)

When we had him, Regal Basque was national champion in Canada, and he was Scottsdale champion in English. He was just a wonderful, wonderful horse, with lots and lots of go and the desire to work. He had extreme quality and ability. As a breeding stallion, he’s proven himself— the foals that he’s had have turned out pretty great. I think that he had been underused before he went to Cedar Ridge. He was a wonderful horse, and a great horse for Dick. He’s lived up to everything that we ever asked him to do. —Bob Battaglia Second Edition’s Debut She had an amazing intensity about her. She didn’t just put her ears forward, she put them forward hard. She was probably the gamest horse I’ve ever ridden, that’s for sure. I remember Regal Basque being awfully pretty—when he had his ears forward, he had such a pretty expression about him. I think that she got that. Beth Harrison won the amateur English grand championship with her [at National Show Horse Finals] nine times. —Shan Wilson Regal Silhouette She was a very special mare. It was a great relationship. We bought her for Arial Harrington to ride, from Faydelle Schott, who is a very great friend. Faydelle was very fond of this mare, but we were able to purchase her, and we had great fun and success with her. Arial was national champion in Canada and I was national champion in Canada in park, and twice champion in park at Scottsdale. She was my first national champion park horse, which was very exciting for me, because that was one division I hadn’t won. She was a mare that had a tremendous heart and desire. She had so much power and so much forward momentum. She was the kind of horse that when you headed her toward the ring, she sat down and gave you more than you even knew you had. Faydelle actually purchased her back from the Harringtons, and the mare has had several great babies for her. Regal Silhouetter also produced Lady Chatterly, at Empress Arabians, who has been National Show Horse national champion in the five-gaited division numerous times. She was a great show mare and she’s a great producing mare—she’s just a very exciting horse. —John Rannenberg

SECOND EDITIONS DEBUT

CRF ROSES

REGAL SILHOUETTE

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SHF

Encore (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

SHF Encore represents the finest qualities of his incredible pedigree—he is talented, beautiful, willing and kind. He is the complete package. I look forward to seeing his foals hit the ground next year. —Carmelle Rooker

I can’t say enough about this horse. He is still a youngster, but has talent, looks, and disposition. Not only is he very talented and has a great way of going, but he has so much heart. He willingly gives his best every time you take him out to work. He is a joy to be around, and I can’t wait to see his first foal crop next year. —Tom Moore

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HH MAXEROSE

Maxemus (Zee Mega Bucks x Khabreah)

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Junior Stallions

Mr. Ames CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska)

RJ Ames (Brass x Toi Jabaska)

Ames Celebration (Matoi x Ames Mirage)

CRF Top Brass CRF (Brass x Ferachask)

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Mares

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Afire Inmy Eyes is an Afire Bey V daughter that has consistently produced well for Cedar Ridge. With the likes of Ames Fire Devil, Ames Mirage, and Ames Deja Vu, her contribution to the breeding program is most beneficial. —Mike Brennan

AMES MIRAGE

AMES DEJA VU

AMES FIRE DEVIL (deceased)

Ames Deja Vu— When we did photo shoots and video shoots of her as a youngster, she was just so dreamy. She had that blond mane and tail, and when you would turn her loose, she would just stop and strike a pose. She just had something about her—she liked herself and she would put on a little show for you. —Shan Wilson

AMES FIREWORKS

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Ames Mirage Brass 1996 Ames Fire Devil Brass 1997 Ames Deja Vu Brass 1998 Psyche On Fire Padrons Psyche 1999 Ames Perfection Brass 2000 DML Prophecy Matoi 2001 Ames Fireworks Brass 2004 CRF Brass Symbol Brass 2005 Brass Fire CRF Brass 2006 Matoi Afire Matoi 2008

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Afire Inmy Eyes (Afire Bey V x Angyl Eyes)


Ames Mirage is in the top two or three producing mares in the United States today. She is one of those very rare geese that lays golden eggs almost every time. I can speak firsthand regarding the quality of her multimillion dollar flock of champions sired by Magnum Psyche. The likes of Ames Charisma, Devine Destinee GA, Xanthuss, Ames Image and her 2009 filly, collectively represent a dynasty that is certain to place her high in the Arabian record books forever. She should be renamed Priceless, because that’s what she is. —David Boggs

AMES CHARISMA

MAGNUM SHOWCASE CRF

AMES IMAGE

DIVINE DESTINEE GA AMES CELEBRATION

2009 FILLY

XANTHUSS

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Ames Mirage This beautiful Brass daughter has been a ‘gem’ for Cedar Ridge. She herself was a winning halter filly, and has gone on to become a top-of-theline producing mare. Her offspring by Magnum Psyche have all gone on to winning multiple classes. Several of these are Ames Charisma, Ames Image, Magnum Showcase CRF, Xanthuss, and Divine Destinee GA. These offspring have brought a lot of excitement to the farm. We are also excited about her 3-year-old colt, Ames Celebration, (by Matoi) in performance. He’s going to the Nationals this year— watch for him! —Mike Brennan

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Ames Victoria Magnum Psyche 2001 Ames Charisma Magnum Psyche 2002 Ames Image Magnum Psyche 2004 Magnum Showcase CRF Magnum Psyche 2005 Ames Celebration Matoi 2006 Xanthuss Magnum Psyche 2007 Divine Destinee GA Magnum Psyche 2007 Filly Magnum Psyche 2009 Colt Marwan Al Shaqab 2009


Ames Mirage (Brass x Afire Inmy Eyes)

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MATALORA

AMES JASMINE

CRF BRIANNA

AMES JASMINE

GOING MY WHEY

AMES LORA

AMES SERENITY

LOTS OF FIRE CRF

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Ames Jasmine I think a mare that can produce a national champion has greatness. There’s only one a year, and it makes them incredibly special. G Kallora has continually produced great offspring. Ames Jasmine was the longest necked thing I had ever seen. She was very, very extreme—and she knew she was extreme. She was a princess. The word ‘diva’ came to mind with her. I thought she was absolutely amazing. One time I broke her lead in the finals. I didn’t know that we were sitting national champion, but I knew that the way the judges were walking around, that they were looking at her. I couldn’t find anyone to give me a new lead, so I tied the lead around her—well, it broke again. As the steward walked toward her—and if he had called another timeout, we would have been disqualified—I called to him, ‘Don’t touch her!’ The class was still going, I was in the back, and I walked over to her and said, ‘Whoa, baby,’ and she let me catch her. The rest is history! She was a very special horse. —Greg Knowles I had the honor of showing G Kallora’s daughter, Ames Jasmine, to her Scottsdale junior championship. Jasmine had beautiful features but really stood out because of her charisma. G Kallora has beautiful eyes and is very expressive, and she passes that along to her offspring. That Scottsdale junior championship was a huge step in my career and I owe it partially to the great G Kallora. —Andy Sellman

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Matalora Zodiac Matador 1999 Ames Jasmine DS Major Afire 2000 Ames Lora Afire Bey V 2001 Ames Serenity DS Major Afire 2003 CRF Brianna DS Major Afire 2005 Dancing Fire CRF Baske Afire 2005 Lots Of Fire CRF DS Major Afire 2006 Going My Whey Hey Hallelujah 2007 Ames Distinguished A Noble Cause 2008 Ames Nobleman A Noble Cause 2008 Good Vybrations Hey Hallelujah 2009 Carrieann Ames Magnum Psyche 2009


G Kallora (El Ghazi x Kajora)

CARRIEANNE AMES

G Kallora belongs to perhaps the most famous family of Arabian horses on the planet today. Her mother, Kajora, the dam of Gazal Al Shaqab, who in turn is the sire of Marwan Al Shaqab, has undeniably changed the face of Arabian horse breeding forever. G Kallora’s sire, the great El Ghazi, also needs no introduction—he adds his own immortality to the pedigree. Kallora herself was the perfect blend of the two, beautiful and athletic. When one added to the mix what she thought of herself, she became the owner of all the space she occupied; a wonderful mare. She is lucky to be in the Ames collection! —Michael Byatt OCTOBER 20 09 | CEDAR RIDGE • 31


Toi Jabaska (Matoi x MC Jabaskolee)

This mare is truly an a Arabian horse owner’s dream. If I may say so, she is nothing short of a living legend! “Princess” is a multi-national champion in performance and a breeding manager’s dream, too. Her performance career was astounding, and she is doing the same in the breeding barn. In four breeding seasons, this mare has produced 17 foals! She is on a second-to-none adventure for us, reproductively, with foals like Prince Of Ames, Nyte of Temptation+, Toi Money, Mr Ames CRF, and RJ Ames. —Mike Brennan

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Toi Jabaska is such a naturally gifted mare that it was possible for her to do her job with extreme ease. Because of this, ‘Princess’ was the epitome of an English pleasure horse. She could go with great motion and balance, but made it look effortless. It was an honor and a great thrill to show her to her national championships in pleasure driving. —Kevin Price Toi Jabaska was a very classy individual in the show ring. I feel very fortunate to have been given the chance to become a part of her legend. Everything came to Toi Jabaska so effortlessly; every hinge folded perfectly, giving her a natural fluidity and consistent motion. Riding her to a National Championship will always be one of my career highlights. She gave me a personal set of standards for measuring athletic giftedness. It’s hard to believe that horses like her exist. A year after I won my National Championship with Toi Jabaska, I had the opportunity to purchase one of her foals, a black filly by Pension, named Toi Money. It still astonishes me how much influence Toi Jabaska demonstrates in this filly. By far, the majority of comments about Toi Money are that “She’s just like Mom.” And they’re right! Her personality, mannerisms, how she trains, the way she looks, how she likes her cavesson in the full bridle, and most importantly the effortlessness you feel while riding her. It’s all Jabaska. I’m very excited to be showing a filly out of such an impressive mare, and especially one who exhibits so much of her mother’s talents. —Teal Dowling

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Prince Of Ames Baske Afire 2003 Nyte Of Temptation A Temptation 2004 Tainted Luv A Temptation 2004 Sir Michael CRF Sultan’s Great Day 2004 Toi Raven Magnum Psyche 2004 Toi Money Pension 2005 Glitterotti BFV Brush Fire V 2005 Mr Ames CRF Brass 2005 Afire Toi Afire Bey V 2005 Halo Afire Afire Bey V 2006 Acrossfire Afire Bey V 2006 Brass Ring CRF Brass 2006 RJ Ames Brass 2006 Noble Supreme CRF A Noble Cause 2008 Julietta Ames Afires Heir 2008 Colt A Noble Cause 2009

NYTE OF TEMPTATION RJ AMES

PRINCE OF AMES SIR MICHAEL CRF deceased

MR AMES CRF TOI MONEY

2009 COLT

JULIETTA AMES

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Fantasy Watch (CH Skywatch x TF Sheer Fantasy)

What an unbelievable mare! She has produced a great lineup of horses. No matter who she is bred to, she stamps them with an exceptional neck, a big motor, great motion, and they are all tall in size. Some of the offspring I have had success with include Ames Shaboom, by Brass and Toi Store, by Matoi. —Kevin Price TOI SLAMTASTIC

TOI SLAMTASTIC

TOI STORE CRF

A PIECE OF BRASS

TOI STORE CRF

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— A Piece of Brass Brass 1995 What A Brass Brass 1996 Candy Brass Brass 1997 Ames Shaboom Brass 1999 Toi Store CRF Matoi 2002 Toi Slamtastic CRF Matoi 2003 Toi Fabulous CRF Matoi 2008 Toi Fantasize CRF Matoi 2009 AMES SHABOOM

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Glamorize (CH The Talk Of The Town x Beautiphi)

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Glamorize has absolutely stunning babies with great personalities. They’re lovers—very sweet and incredibly beautiful. They are of the highest quality. Brass Kiss was my very first show horse. I started showing her when she was four and she was incredibly goodminded and a beautiful mover … and she put up with me. She was very tolerant, very steady and just beautiful. We had a ton of fun and I miss showing her every year. It’s great that she’s at Cedar Ridge, because I get to see her and baby her still. —Toni Dolby Her name says it all. Her babies consistently have three things that are essential in great show horses: heart, trainability and quality. Those are three of the most important things a horse needs to have in order to be successful, whether it’s halter or performance. I have two of her daughters in the barn right now—Toi Diva and Intoxicating. They both have those qualities in spades and are two of my favorite horses. They are very game fillies—they want to be show horses. —Eric Krichten

BRASS KISS

TOI DIVA CRF

AMES BRITNEY

BRASS GLAMOR SHOT

CRF INTOXICATING

TOI GIGOLO CRF

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Brass Glamor Shot Brass 1999 Brass Kiss Brass 2000 Ames Britney Brass 2001 Toi Gigolo CRF Matoi 2003 Toi Diva CRF Matoi 2004 Mesmerize CRF Mamage 2005 CRF Intoxicating Matoi 2006 Im The Man CRF Matoi 2008 Ames Heart Throb A Noble Cause 2009

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Alpha Phi (Phi Slama Jama x Desert’s Lovely Event)

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When Lollie brought Alpha Phi home to Cedar Ridge, we were all in awe of her beauty. She looked like a pretty-headed Half-Arabian, but is 100 percent Saddlebred. I believe if she were a Half-Arabian, she would be National champion in halter. Since she’s not, her beauty has been exposed through her wonderful foals. One that was a part of my life was Smarty Ames. The Ameses allowed me to show him for them at the U.S. Nationals as a yearling, where he was National Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Gelding. He has been national champion several times since in halter and is now being shown in country English pleasure, a division he also excels in. Alpha Phi is truly a treasure—good find, Lollie! —Andy Sellman

TOI SUPREME CRF

TOI SUPREME CRF

SMARTY AMES

RAGS TO RICHES CRF

Smarty Ames (out of Glamorize) is a wonderful horse. He has a great attitude, outstanding manners and he is absolutely beautiful. His long, hooky neck makes him a stand out in the show arena. While still a junior horse in 2009, he was reserve national champion at youth nationals in country pleasure and grand champion country pleasure 17 and under at National Show Horse Finals—all with his 14-year-old rider. —Lisa Jo White Alpha Phi is the dam of a horse that I loved called Toi Supreme, who as a 4-year-old, won three national championships and a reserve national championship in country English pleasure. She has passed her long, upright neck and extreme beauty on, to not only Toi Supreme, but all of her offspring. —Kevin Price

AMES CITY SLICKER

AL PATINO CRF

Name Sire Foaled ———————————————————— Ames City Slicker Brass 2001 Sorority Girl CRF Brass 2002 Toi Supreme CRF Matoi 2003 Smarty Ames Millennium LOA 2004 CRF Party Shoes Regal Basque 2005 CRF Lady Supreme Brass 2006 Rags to Riches CRF Brass 2007 Toi Sensation Matoi 2008 Al Patino CRF DA Valentino 2009

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Auctions Cedar Ridge auctions have traditionally set the benchmark for top quality performance horses. It is amazing to see them, first on their sale stage, and then wearing roses in the fall. In addition to that, the inclusion of very special breeding individuals, the likes of which are not normally offered for sale, has given many people a golden opportunity to “start at the top.” As for the Ames family, they are very special people and we are honored to have them in the Arabian breed. —David Boggs Cedar Ridge has always been a leader, and very innovative. They put on a great auction and it was at a great time of the year. It was an excellent place to sell as well as buy great show horses. —Jim Stachowski I thoroughly support the Ames family in their endeavor to sell high-quality horses at auction. It has taken a lot of courage and money to sponsor and manage sales of the caliber of those Cedar Ridge has hosted. I’ve always believed the prices and values on the top end should be set by public demand, and these prices in turn would help the valuation of the middle and lower markets. I’ve watched over the years as Lara has taken on the management of Cedar Ridge auctions and I am really proud of her. She does a great job. All of us, who breed and desire to sell high quality Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, need to support the Cedar Ridge Sales as both consignors and buyers. Its now the best show in town! —Gene LaCroix I think the Cedar Ridge auctions have been wonderful— I’ve enjoyed the heck out of them and they are good for the industry. If they have a sale, I’ll put my horses in it. At this point in time, it’s really good to get people together. It gets people talking and it gets them thinking about doing new things. I think that the efforts that the Ameses and Cedar Ridge put into the auctions are great—my hat’s off to them for what they’ve done for the industry. I hope that they can keep doing it. The more we can do to spur interest, which it will, and get people thinking about buying, the better. Even if I didn’t have horses in the sale, I would want to be there and be a part of it. It gets a lot of nice people together, and it’s just a lot of fun. —Irwin Schimmel

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My experience with the Cedar Ridge auctions was very positive. I bought two horses and sold one over three succeeding events and I felt that I benefited on both the buy and sale side. In addition to having a good experience buying and selling, I enjoyed the presentation of horses at both the pre-sale and the auction itself. I find it great fun to get together with friends and see good horses— and Cedar Ridge certainly showed us some good horses. I also thought the auction served the Arabian community. It gave us all a chance to see the various horses and see their true value at that particular time. The auctions were also very well organized and well run. I think an auction such as this can work effectively only if the participants know that there is integrity behind it. With the Ames family behind the auctions, I felt we had that in droves! —Mickey Womble

Cedar Ridge sales are not just sales—they are events. The horses at their auctions are of the highest quality, and the atmosphere is always electrifying. In addition, the Cedar Ridge auctions are a great boon to our Arabian horse community, and the Ames family should be commended. —Barbara Chur

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Lesson Program The lesson program was started by Dr. Kenneth Price in 2003. We have about 60 riders that ride every week. They ride hunt seat and saddle seat, and the ages range from 7-year-olds to adults. All of our horses are retired show horses, all Arabians and Half-Arabians, and they all have temperaments that are great for teaching—they’re patient and kind. I try to keep the lesson program fresh by bringing other horses in, so that there are different horses to ride, which makes a more well-rounded rider. We have fun shows in the spring and in the fall, and we use those to motivate the riders. They have a goal to work toward, whether they want to compete in bigger shows or even if that is all the further they want to go. It gives them a taste of showing Arabians. We’ve had riders move into national competition and win national top tens and championships already. The program has been able to maintain its numbers, and all of that has been through word of mouth. —Heather Linnenbringer, Cedar Ridge Riding Club Director

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My daughter Laura and I have been in the lesson program for five years, and if you ask me, I think the lesson program is the future of the Arabian industry. We will always continue to take lessons and be a part of that program because it’s so well run, and because of the camaraderie between the kids and the parents. I think it’s pretty cool for a mother and daughter to share the same passion, and we have a closeness and special relationship because of the horses. Heather is phenomenal, and they do so many things, from monthly meetings to outings. It’s a great little community—there’s a lot of mentoring that goes on. When Dick and Lollie are at the shows, when some of those kids are showing at 8 in the morning, they’re there. Even if the kids don’t have good rides, they’ll say, ‘That was good.’ They want everybody to have a good time and love the horses like they do—it’s amazing what they contribute to the organization. —Janice Morton

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The Future The Ameses believe that the Cedar Ridge breeding program that started with Feramigo is still one of the greatest tools that they have to contribute to the well-being of the breed. “Our main objective right now …” Dick says pensively, before continuing, “our industry is dying. Someone has to breed these horses. This year I think we had 39 foals. We’re breeding them to our stallions and outside stallions that are good horses, and hopefully we can add something that is positive.” The efforts that the Ameses have made over the years are coming together in unique and exciting ways today, and giving even more hope for the future. Among their stallion roster are horses like Mr. Ames and Ames Celebration, who combine the bloodlines of Brass with those of Matoi, who is himself one of the farm’s marquee breeding horses. The ability to expand on their mares’ breeding potential has allowed Cedar Ridge to breed more foals with their mares that have reached legendary status, like Toi Jabaska and Ames Mirage. As these young ambassadors of the Cedar Ridge program make their mark on the show ring, they reinforce the idea that true, decades-long dedication to the Arabian horse can result not only in an ever-improving line of horses, but in a life enriched by the experience.

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Foals Due 2010 Due Date Dam Sire ———————————————————————

Due Date Dam Sire ————————————————————————

01/16/10 01/24/10 01/24/10 02/08/10 02/12/10 02/15/10 02/24/10 03/01/10 03/01/10 03/02/10 03/04/10 03/05/10 03/19/10 03/21/10 03/27/10

03/29/10 03/29/10 03/29/10 04/23/10 04/30/10 05/03/10 05/06/10 05/07/10 05/09/10 05/22/10 05/27/10 05/27/10 06/03/09 06/11/10 06/20/10

Shady Baby CRF Brass Lady Red Special/Ames Mirage Fyre In The Skye Koren/Ames Mirage LaQuinta/Ames Toi Love La Ghaza Fantasy Watch Kallie/Victorian Toi RF Crabby/Dirty Girl Minding Ps and Qs Marliera Matoia Electra Special She Dun Slid

Matoi A Noble Cause Magnum Psyche Brenna’s Golden Dunit Magnum Psyche A Noble Cause A Noble Cause A Noble Cause A Noble Cause A Noble Cause Hollywood Dunit HH Maxemus A Noble Cause A Noble Cause HH Maxemus

Toi Jabaska KB Gala De Fire Sara/Victorian Toi RF Gidget Bardot Showtime’s Daddy’s Girl LW Brasskeate Marcella Olympia Bey Little Alice Rose Party Pajamas HV Trinidoll Janette Toi Tiara MHF Appoljacks Dru’s Delight

SHF Encore SHF Encore SHF Encore SHF Encore SHF Encore A Noble Cause Mr. Ames CRF DA Valentino HH Maxemus SHF Encore Brass SHF Encore A Noble Cause Supremecy’s High Time A Noble Cause

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The Ames Family 20335 Sawmill Road P.O. Box 8, Jordan, MN 55352 Tel: (952) 492-6590 www.cedar-ridge.com

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