Experience Arabian Horses, Issue #4 - published in Arabian Horse Times

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PA Kid Khan (Sundance Kid V x Kharrea PGA) Owned by Palmetto Arabians. Find out how horses of this award winning breeding program impact lives. Story on page 14.

CONTENTS Horses For Humanity


Meet The Denver Broncos Mascot, Thunder


Find A Lesson Program Near You


Arabian Horses 100 Miles Strong


The Little Light House


Be Introduced to Arabian Horses at a Discovery Farm


“Wherever man has left his footprints in the long ascent from barbarism to civilization, we find the hoofprint of a horse beside it.” ~ John Trotwood Moore Throughout history, mankind’s ascension up the food chain has been marked by our ability to instinctively face challenges, overcome them and move forward in life. Just as instinctively, horses throughout history have willingly partnered with us in those endeavors, brave enough to face any challenge and yet humble enough to carry us toward whatever battle we are facing. And thanks to a history of hundreds, if not thousands, of years of being bred for loyalty, intelligence and strength of both body and character, there is virtually no challenge that an Arabian horse will not accept to help us move forward. While there is no doubt that the challenges we face today are vastly different than those in the past, the role that the horse—especially the Arabian horse—has played in man’s fate is still huge. Scroll through these pages and enjoy a few of the many ways that Arabian horses are sharing their courage, heart, loyalty and intuitive empathy with those around them. Whether they are carrying their humans through the challenges of the most difficult equestrian endurance race, reaching carefully down to touch a young face that has never seen a horse, competing with their riders at the U.S. National Horse Show coming to Tulsa, October 19-27, 2018, or visiting with nursing home patients in a Midwestern state, the Arabian horse is here helping us all move forward in life in a myriad of ways, and we would like to share that with you. AND, the Arabian breed even has its very own super hero, the Denver Bronco’s mascot, Thunder, a purebred Arabian who will be coming to Tulsa in October to raise money for a variety of charities and to meet the Tulsa community on behalf of all the Arabians and their people that come to the city each October for a celebration of life with our horses. Join us at the show to meet Thunder, share in some of his endeavors and find out for yourself all that is great about the Arabian horse. We will all be glad to see you, our Arabian horses and their people alike!

Mary Trowbridge Mary Trowbridge

On the cover: Our beloved Arabian Horse superstar, Thunder, kicks off the start of another NFL season with the Denver Broncos and hearts around the world! See full story on page 6.


he Arabian Horses for Humanity project was created in the fall of 2016 to bring a life-size artistic rendition of the world’s oldest breed of horse to communities around the world to highlight the beauty and human/horse bond that is intrinsic to the Arabian horse while raising money and awareness for a variety of charities.


These lifelike fiberglass statues, created by world-renowned equine artist Karen Kasper, are being sponsored by businesses and individuals, painted in a myriad of ways, then donated to various charities around the country to aid in their fundraising efforts. As of this writing, in just under two years, the statues have raised over $225,000 for charities such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and Wounded Warriors. In production are statues to be used to raise donations earmarked for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Columbia Presbyterian New York Children’s Hospital, The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the National Western Capital Campaign, and many others.

Making a Life-Size Difference! The Horses for Humanity Program Update. By Mary Trowbridge

The Arabian Horses for Humanity project aims to introduce the breed to people beyond our existing communities in a way that resonates with today’s world. While assisting the efforts of these positive charities, the statues bring attention to the Arabian horse’s incredible connection to the human spirit and how they add to the lives of those they touch. To kick-off the program, its creators, the Arabian Horse Market Development and Promotion Committee, commissioned the first statue to serve as an Ambassador for both the project and the Arabian horse throughout the country. Goldie, as he is fondly known to Arabian people, was painted to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of the U.S. National Championship Horse Show in 2016. Painted a beautiful gold by Tulsa’s Unique Car Restorations, Goldie has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, promoting the Arabian horse and the Arabian Horses for Humanity program.

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Commissioned by: Finlistics Solutions William Shatner’s Annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show Benefitting: Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Artist: Jaime Tovar Winning Benefactor: Manny Vierra (Pictured right)


inlistics Solutions of Alpharetta, GA, commissioned Galaxy in May of

2018 to represent the Arabian horse in William Shatner’s annual Hollywood Charity Horse show, where he was auctioned to benefit the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. Painted by Fort Worth artist Jaime Tovar and shown here with project facilitator Trevor Miller and Bill Shatner at the event, Galaxy was painted to showcase Star Trek icons William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy and autographed by Shatner. It was ultimately purchased by winning bidder Manny Vierra, of Valley Oaks Arabians in Brentwood, CA, for $15,000, making him the highest selling lot in Shatner’s annual charity auction.

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ilver was donated by the Arabian Horses For Humanity board of directors to the Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids program in honor of the Silver

Anniversary of the Arabian Youth National Championship Horse Show in 2017. He was auctioned off during the AHDF Wednesday evening fundraiser at Youth Nationals, where he sold to benefactor Hillary Alpert of Scottsdale, AZ, for $7,500. Commissioned by: Horses For Humanity Board of Directors at the Silver Anniversary of the Arabian Youth National Championship Horse Show Benefitting: Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids Artists: Unique Car Restorations Winning Benefactor: Hillary Alpert


egacy was commissioned by donor Lisa Blackstone of Alpharetta, GA, and painted by

artist Zan Economopoulos to honor the legendary members of the Arabian breed. After traveling throughout 2017 to showcase the new Arabian Horses for Humanity program, Legacy went on to be auctioned at the Marquise Auction in February of 2018 to Benefit the Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids program, where he sold to Dan and Maureen Grossman for $75,000. Proceeds will benefit cancer research through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the Warrior

Commissioned by: Lisa Blackstone and donated to the Marquise Auction, 2017 Benefitting: Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids

Horses for Warrior Kids programs. After the auction, Legacy was re-donated to the Warrior Horses for Warrior

Artist: Zan Econonopoulos

Kids program, where plans are underway to have him

Winning Benefactor: Dan & Maureen Grossman

displayed in Radys Children’s Hospital in California.

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aber, commissioned by Grace Rushing in the fall of 2017, is touring to raise money for The Wounded Warriors program and The Arabian

Horsemen’s Distress Fund. Saber was painted by artist Kathy Scott, and has so far been to three events that all raised money for the above charities and awareness for the Arabian horse.

Commissioned by: Grace Rushing Benefitting: The Wounded Warriors Program and The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund Artist: Kathy Scott Winning Benefactor: TBD


hunder was commissioned by the Region 8 Arabian Horse Club in honor of Sharon Magness Blake and her Arabian gelding, Thunder, the world-renowned mascot

for the Denver Broncos football team. Thunder for Humanity was painted by world famous artist Duke Beardsley and was unveiled at the 2017 Arabian Horse Convention in Denver. In September of 2018, the Thunder statue was presented to the Denver community at a cocktail reception at the Denver Four Seasons Hotel, after which he will be on display throughout the remainder of 2018 at the Four Seasons, Bronco Stadium and other Denver locations before being auctioned off at the culmination of the Denver Stock Show to benefit the National Westerns’ Capital Campaign. Commissioned by: Region 8 Arabian Horse Club in honor of Sharon Magness Blake and her Denver Broncos’ mascot, Thunder at the Denver Stock Show. Benefitting: National Westerns’ Capital Campaign Artist: Duke Beardsley Winning Benefactor: TBD

Do you have a charity Goldie & Arabian horses can help? Contact the Market, Development and Promotional Committee. Lisa Blackstone, chair (lisa@lisablackstone.com) or Becky Nash, vice-chair (becknash@earthlink. net), for any questions whatsoever. This is a great way to highlight your Arabian horse program in your community, reach outside of our existing audience, and prove that our Arabian horses give back!! Ar abian Horse Times | 5 | ENV ISION • #4

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Cover Story

Rolls ... The Denver Broncos’ favorite Arabian makes a big bang in the hearts of many, for even bigger reasons than many even know! This month’s cover feature, the Denver Bronco’s iconic mascot Thunder, will be joining his Arabian horse friends and family this year in Tulsa to celebrate the Arabian horse and all that it does for people in the 21st century. Thunder will be making nightly appearances to open the horse show on Friday and Saturday evening, October 26th and 27th, 2018. Showcased by his rider/trainer (and Arabian judge) Ann Judge and owner Sharon Magness Blake, Thunder will be opening each evening’s ceremonies by presenting various local sponsor flags that will be raising money for a variety of charities. Colorado Charities benefiting from Thunder’s Tulsa trip will include: the Boys and Girls Clubs, Volunteers of America, the Denver Rescue Mission, and Children’s Hospital of Colorado, along with some other high profile NFL charities that include the Alzheimer Association, the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity. Especially for Tulsa residents, Thunder will be signing autographs Saturday, October 27th from noon-2:00 pm in the Exchange Center’s vendor area, while partnering with Tulsa’s Junior League Association in a “Coats for Kids” Drive for Tulsa children. Admission is free and open to the public, to take pictures with, or feed carrots to Thunder, with a small but generous donation of a new or gently used coat or $20.

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Thunder with owner Sharon Magness Blake and rider/trainer Ann Judge

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This drastic custom Breyer Arabian mare sculpted by Kylee Parks and painted by Heather Bullach earned significant honors at the 2018 BreyerFest in Lexington, Kentucky. “As an Arabian lover, and owner of Arabians, I’m genuinely honored and excited to have one of my Arabian sculptures earn such an award,” Kylee speaks of Edelweiss’ Reserve Championship win in the Light Breed Division. This creation of Kylee Parks (Studio Thornrose) started life as a Breyer model horse and was transformed into “Edelweiss” by first deconstructing the existing Breyer, melting it down and then reconstructing and completely resculpting the materials using a two-part resin. After many months of work, she was finished and sent to artist Heather Bullach of Equine Confections Studios where she was painted to a detailed fleabitten grey. Kylee continues, “Thousands of people visit BreyerFest each year, as competitors, artists and spectators, and I’m just proud to have contributed to the recognition of the Arabian breed at this event.”

Photos by Bill Gore of Gore/Baylor Photography Top inset photos: 3rd place finisher, Wasch Blakeley on RA Ares Bey (2009 bay gelding, Must Bey Dreamin x RBS Aalani Mist) and 2nd place finisher, Gabriela Blakeley on LLC Pyros Choice (2009 bay gelding, Pyro Thyme SA x TC Kharieta). The Blakeley’s were joined in the top 5 finishers by their son, Barrak on OMR Quicksan (OMR John Henry x Sansational Lady). Main photo: 13th place finisher, 27-year-old PL Mercury (1991 grey gelding, AM Autumn Mead x Playland Lady) with Dr. Claire Godwin in the irons. Facing page: 2018 Tevis Cup Winner Cayucos (2008 chestnut gelding, Virgule Al Maury x Tikis Wing Beat) with rider Heather Reynolds. For more information on endurance riding and the Tevis Cup log on to: www.Teviscup.org Ar abian Horse Times | 10 | ENV ISION • #4

“Arabians love their people. It is very common for an Arabian to watch their person during an endurance ride if the rider walks away to go do something. They are very in tune with their human and want to please them and enjoy new things with them.” ~ Heather Reynolds, 2018 Tevis Cup Winner



he sound of hooves scraping the gravel …the sounds of the gravel fighting back. Amidst the heat and the dust, echoes a reminiscent feel of survival demanded by an unforgiving trail once braved by those on the historic Pony Express. It is a challenge by no other name. The Tevis Cup. The Western States Trail Ride. Endurance riding’s pinnacle of a challenge. A 24-hour, 100-mile horse ride from Lake Tahoe to Auburn, California. It is not enough to earn your belt buckle by just finishing this grueling test of stamina, your horse must pass a series of veterinary tests allowing it “fit to continue.” All this at almost 8,000 feet under the California, summer sun.








Arabian Part Arabian Part Thoroughbred Anglo/Arab Appaloosa Mule Mustang

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The toughest single race in endurance, this competition does not care how old you are, what gender you are or what breed you ride, but it has been dominated by the Arabian horse since its inception in 1955. Arabians and part Arabians make up 90% of the 66 winners who claim that proud title.







By Jenn Trickey

The 2018 Tevis Cup began with 149 men and women on the breed of their choice, and once again, the Arabian horse enjoyed another year of bragging rights. Of those entered, only 64 completed the race, 56 of them Arabians. This year’s first place finisher was three-time winner, Heather Reynolds on her chestnut purebred Arabian gelding, Cayucos.

Arabians are very efficient metabolically. This helps them cool their body out to recover after strenuous work. They are also able to rest for brief periods and continue on at full strength. ~ Heather Reynolds, 2018 Tevis Cup Winner

Among the talk of the town was the 27-year-old purebred Arabian gelding PL Mercury, ridden by Dr. Claire Godwin, who not only finished, but in 13th place (top 20%). Originally purchased as a 4-H mount for kids, Mercury is now the record holding oldest horse to successfully finish the ride; a true testament to the tenacity, ability and heart of the Arabian horse.

Palmetto Arabians

A world renowned breeding program offering the heart of a next step! By Jenn Trickey

Frank & Sara Chisholm

The incredible list of accomplishments Frank and Sara Chisholm of Palmetto Arabians has earned would be applauded by anyone. The APAHA Hall of Fame Breeders are proud of the National Championships won by happy horse owners around the globe. But what most do not know are the many ways they allow their champion Arabian horses to give back. Taking care of the 65+ horses in Timmonsville, South Carolina is an incredible staff of individuals who have a different and unique connection to their horses; different than the typical horse-crazy kid who grew up with it. Palmetto Arabians proudly offers a work program to residents of The Owl’s Nest Addition Recovery Program; a twelve step program for men and women who have struggled with addiction. For most of them, it is their first time having been given a chance. The Owl’s Nest features an Intensive Residential Treatment (IRT) Program, a Transitional Residential Treatment (TRT) Program and a Bridge Program. All programs focus on the twelve step program, a time-tested and proven method of recovery. Upon completion of the program, residents may also decide to stay in their Sober Living Housing to further solidify their foundation in recovery. The Owl’s Nest believes in the program and values its success by having a significantly above average rate of long-term sobriety.

Assistant Emily Streicher and Farm Manager Sarah O’Brien with PA Phoenix Kid.

A job position at Palmetto Arabian is their next step in successfully entering back into society and being proud of it. Through the program, they are provided with transportation to and from the farm. Upon their arrival, they are responsible for the daily chores of the horses and gain the hands-on connection from the treasured mares, legendary stallions and the future National champions Palmetto has earned their reputation from. Many of these young people have never touched a horse, seen a foal enter the world, or even smelled freshly cut hay! The horses give them opportunity to feel needed, responsible, and trusted. They leave at the end of each day with good day’s work. “We are proud of our staff.” Says breeding manager, Sarah O’Brien, who is 5 years sober herself, having gone through a 12 Ar abian Horse Times | 12 | ENV ISION • #4

Frank Chisholm and Tim Norwood presenting a check to Help 4 Kids Florence, one of the annual findraisers Frank and his business partners particiapate in.

sept recovery program. “They gain such confidence knowing what is expected of them, and they really connect with the horses. I’ll find them playing with the foals or in the stall of their favorite mare while they are waiting for their ride home. The horses offer a softer side to them, with no judgement; a clean slate. It’s awesome to see the effects of that.”

Brendan Sauliner, gentlemen groom with PA Real Laredo.

South Carolina 4-H on their visit to the farm.

“Recovering addicts and alcoholics often have the most amazing capacity to love.” Notes program director Scott Dare. “When that love is expressed through the caring for these magnificent animals...a connection is made that is not easily described.” After their time at the ranch, many of them go home to their families. They take with them, the lessons of trust, pride, kindness and discipline. Arabian Soul 101! And if thats not enough, they have an excellent reference on their fresh, newlife resume; one they wouldn’t have without the opportunity from Palmetto Arabians. “We’ve had great fulfillment with this program. Several guys have gone on to have a continued relationship with the farm.” Says Frank Chisholm. “What better way to gain confidence than with an 1100 pound kind heart, who trusts you to the nth degree?”

Always A Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Amazing Grace V)

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Good-Natured, Quick To Learn, And Willing To Please Any Age Of Rider The Arabian horse is one of the most versatile horses on earth. They pretty much excel at whatever you ask of them. Whether you see yourself as a leisure trail or competitive rider, or love them just because, the Arabian horse will capture your heart.

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it English pleasure, park or informal combination, this Arabian demonstrates animated, English Bebalanced motion with a desire to go forward with impulsion from the rear, expressed in long,

lofty strides that eat up the arena beneath their feet as they flow over the ground. All gaits are performed with willingness and obvious ease, cadence, balance and smoothness. These fine horses combine their athleticism with grace and style typical of the Arabian horse.

is considered ‘classical training’ Dressage Dressage because it uses gymnastic exercises—a

series of movements and figures—which have been studied and developed for centuries. When done systematically and correctly, the exercises will cause the horse to be soft and supple on both sides and to respond willingly and obediently. He moves freely forward with pure gaits and an even tempo.


From the time of nomads, Arabians have been the choice for prevailing in the harshest, most inhospitable conditions. Able to cross vast distances with minimal rest, food and water, their makeup has served them well--dense bone, economic body size and weight, long shoulder, deep heart girth and huge nostrils that allow for maximum air intake. Their well-constructed feet and legs are durable, and their bravery and acute intelligence are prized. They are able to carry their riders over thousands of miles, the dominating choice today when competing against other breeds. skillfully maneuver their horses through various gaits Driving Drivers performed with fluid motion that is brilliant and eye appealing. The beautiful combination of an Arabian horse and elegant fine harness equipment makes this discipline a crowd favorite.

the precision of dressage and the brilliance Show Hack Combining of the Arabian horse itself, this discipline has its roots in classical movements of the collected and extended gait, the hand gallop, the halt and the reinback. All movements are natural, which amply demonstrates the Arabians’ pride, elegance and versatility.

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Essentially a breeding class, each horse is judged on its correctness of conformation, its movement, or “way of going” and their Arabian Type; the breed’s unique characteristics and desirable qualities to which pass on to offspring. The halter horse is shown “in-hand” individually and posed to displays their positive traits.

Jumping On a high spirited, alert, athletic, bold and willing Arabian with the talent for jumping, you’ll love this sport. Popular around the world, the jumping horse is forward thinking and moving with a confident heart and attitude.


This Arabian requires manners, performance ability, and quality and conformation suitable for a hunter. On the flat or over fences, a hunter covers the ground easily with a long, low, efficient stride that could accommodate an all-day ride.


Smoke photo

Racing is in the heart and soul of every Arabian horse. With its own long history of racing, the athleticism, speed and beauty of this desert horse made it the perfect choice. Keeping this in mind, Arabian racing today makes perfect sense. Considered the original race horse, when English breeders wanted to add speed and endurance to their horses, they turned to the Arabian. The result? The Thoroughbred.


This Arabian is calm, willing, has an obedient attitude with smooth, soft gaits and is happy and content to do its job. They are ideal for sitting in a saddle all day.

it for pure pleasure or show, Arabians are Trail Beskillful, eye appealing and confident. When

properly trained, they move over obstacles without hesitation and are safe and a pleasurable ride.

Working Western

This style highlights the agility and willingness of these horses to be guided by their riders, demonstrating difficult movements necessary in working cattle. The rider controls each maneuver of quick spins, straight sliding stops and lead changes.

in performance, manners, Sport Horse Evaluated conformation, suitability as a working

sport horse. They push from behind, travel uphill, exhibit good length of stride and move with straight, rhythmic, balanced gaits. Conformation is evaluated in terms of potential trainability, potential performance and predisposition to soundness.

of those Native Costume Representative used by ancient Bedouins

when they charged across the desert, climbing the sands to engage their enemy in battle, the beauty of the Arabian horse and the colorful heritage of the costumes make this one of the most exciting and popular disciplines.

It’s Never To Late … Testimonials Of Late In Life Riders


Abramowicz-Reed with “Beckham”

What caused you to decide to start riding? Can I rephrase the question to, “Why did you decide to start riding and particularly Arabians?” About 30 years ago, I was on temporary assignment near Huntsville, Alabama. On my day away from work, I would visit an Arabian horse farm in Paint Rock. The beauty, intelligence and spirit of these remarkable creatures remains in my head still. Moving forward by 20 years or so, I wanted to learn to ride so that I could be comfortable on the trails in Southern Arizona. A work colleague told me about an Arabian farm in Bridgewater, Connecticut, that had a lesson program. The rest, after lessons, leasing and now owning three horses, is my on-going effort to make up for lost time. You may ask, “Why did you wait so long?” Even as a child I loved horses, or perhaps thought of horses. However, in my younger years, the opportunity was lost to school or a demanding work schedule, and to the economics of the sport. At some point, it dawned on my that it was now or never to commit to the horse, particularly the Arabian horse, community. What would you tell someone who is older to encourage them to start riding? The old adage, “It’s never too late,” applies here. From the physical perspective, learning to ride properly leads to increased endurance, improved balance and quicker reaction time. Mentally and emotionally, you are learning to bond, communicate and understand these sensitive creatures. Make sure you go to a reputable barn. The trainers will pair you with the right horse depending on your skill level and mental attitude. How have you found riding to enhance your life and life skills? What do you love most about it? To ride, you need to stay fit. Yoga, weights, power walking (with or without a horse) and calorie counting, are all good byproducts of riding. Furthermore, riding on a regular basis forces you into new surroundings and situations. Every ride is different, even if you ride the same horse from day to day. Learning to cope with variability and to guide the outcome in the direction you want it to go, are hallmarks of a successful ride, as well as a successful life. The best part of riding is that subtle moment of communication between you and your horse. What are some of the obstacles you’ve encountered, starting this sport late in life? One obstacle was people not taking me seriously about wanting to ride, wanting to ride well and learning as much as possible about riding and horsemanship. Other obstacles that I cannot totally attribute to age are, lack of good balance and timing, unable to feel when the horse is on the bit, and the lack of feeling where each leg is at any one time (that includes my own!). How does riding compare to other hobbies you’ve had? In my younger years, I played softball and basketball. Later, and whenever I get the chance, hiking and Nordic skiing prevailed. None of these hobbies can compare with riding a horse though. With riding, you’ve added another living creature to the equation, which gives another layer or challenge to a sport. Linda is a Systems Engineer. One of her favorite jobs was her work on the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). She was an analyst for the telescope’s Fine Guidance Sensors, working launch and mission support for all the Space Shuttle missions involving Hubble.

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The Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries Discover the Arabian Horse Like Never Before By Evie Tubbs Sweeney There is something acutely inspiring about seeing things through the eyes of a child. The wonderment of newfound discoveries sparkles in their eye, and the contagious smile that spreads across their faces knocks on the doors of our own dusty memories. I remember that feeling, we find ourselves thinking, as our smile matches theirs. For thousands of years, Arabian horses have been bred to be family horses. This predominantly means that they are protectors of children, initiators of connections with children, and inspirational figures for the children around them. Therefore, it is only natural that the world’s most comprehensive museum dedicated to the Arabian horse, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries at the Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse, is one of the most trafficked children’s experiences the Kentucky Horse Park offers to its more-than one million visitors each year. Two levels and more than 8,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and stories depicting the hallowed history of the oldest breed of horse were specifically designed to transport visitors to another place and time. The museum’s dramatic entrance – a desert cave with shifting images and lighting, complemented by the sound of blowing sand and whispers in Arabic – sets the tone for the experience to follow.

by Hollywood in the 70s and 80s, and then into Arabian horses of today as they excel not only in endurance, racing, and horse show competition, but also in important areas such as therapeutic riding and ranch therapy. However, some things are forever set in time. Perhaps the most ideal role of today’s Arabian horses are not terribly different than they were 3,000 years ago… as a family horse. Arabian horses and children have enjoyed a special connection since the beginning. What this museum does particularly well is show its visitors truths about this ancient breed more that it tells them. Designed with younger visitors in mind, the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries celebrate the story of this original breed of horse through a state-of-the-art multi-media, interactive experience, and is a must-do on the bucket list of all horse enthusiasts. For more information, visit www.kyhorsepark.com.

Visitors walk through poignant exhibits that experientially depict the Arabian horse’s story throughout time, from its desert heritage of living in Bedouin family tents, through its destined spread across Europe, and into its eventual fame-filled days in America, where it was especially made popular by Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion book series and its embrace

Nelson Auge photo

Evie Tubbs Sweeney is a 19-year marketing veteran in the Arabian horse industry who served as project manager for the opening of the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries. She owns EvieInc Marketing Systems and resides with her husband and son in Santa Ynez, California. Ar abian Horse Times | 19 | ENV ISION • #4

Royal Arabians

More Than Just A Horse Ranch By Jaime Johnson Sharing the lifestyle, passion, and most certainly, love of the Arabian horse ... these are top priorities at Royal Arabians in Arizona. They promote their breeding program as “the complete package,” creating both beautiful youngsters who compete at the elite levels of halter (conformation) competition, and athletes that are no strangers to championships in the show ring, or for pure pleasure for their owners to enjoy. Owners Cindy McGown and Mark Davis have not only created a collection of Arabian horses that are the best of their kind, but they have also created a Royal family of people. Endearingly nicknamed “Club Royal,” this family includes all: owners and breeders, horse trainers, caretakers and staff, admiring friends and encouraged enthusiasts that visit the farm. All are welcome to be a part of the experience Royal creates around the Arabian horse. Royal’s family of Arabian horse lovers is always growing. In September of 2017, at their ‘Horses & Hotrods for Hearts’ event, Royal welcomed over 300 guests in a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. The evening introduced many newcomers to the exquisite Arabian horse, while they enjoyed custom cuisine, a live band and extraordinary hot rods provided by Barrett Jackson. The fundraiser included a silent auction with golf and dining packages, and a live auction offering exquisite jewelry and a Las Vegas Gold Champion gelding, personally donated by Cindy McGown and Mark Davis. The beautiful gelding had multiple bidders, but newcomers, Robyn Andrews and Sylvain Allard, won the bid, ultimately exceeding all auction goals. “Horses & Hotrods for Hearts” event at Royal Arabians.

Royal Arabians Owners, Cindy McGown and Mark Davis.

Cindy McGown’s daughter and Breeding Manager, Amanda Fraser-Pagan, with National Champion Aria Marchestra.

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Top-bottom: Royal family friend and horse-lover, Sara, with Arabian mare, Royal Anastasha; Bianca AL greets guests at “Health and Horsepower Happy Hour”; “Horses & Hotrods for Hearts” event.

In their latest community event this past May, Royal Arabians joined in on Village Ocotillo Health Club & Spa’s Health and Horsepower Happy Hour at Chandler Porsche in Chandler, Arizona. Amongst test drives, food, drink and a DJ, Ocotillo Village Health Club and Spa members met the beautiful filly *Bianca AL, owned by Royal Silver Box LLC (Cindy McGown, Mark Davis, Carol Fensholt Nierenberg and Stuart Nierenberg.) *Bianca AL shared her kindness and a few photos with newcomers at this event, promoting both health and horsepower. As Royal Arabians plans community events for the future, their goal is to share the Arabian horse with the world; sharing the lifestyle and the passion they have for the greatest breed on earth. They believe that success is achieved by working together and by embracing each other’s accomplishments, which in turn, creates an invincible force for the Arabian horse to thrive. Royal Arabians’ success is contagious, and as it spreads, “Club Royal” continues to grow. However, it seems to be missing one thing … you! Come join us! There is only one requirement ... love for the Arabian horse.

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The Little Light House & The Arabian Horse An Ongoing Love Affair By Mary Trowbridge

While October in Tulsa means the pinnacle event of Arabian horse competition, there is another event that has become special to many within the Arabian world. Beginning in 2012, the Arabian horse community began taking Arabian horse ambassadors to visit one of Tulsa’s special charities, The Little Light House, a faith-based school for developmentally challenged children ages 0 to 6 years. The intuition and gentleness of an Arabian horse and the draw of the children to these gentle souls has been extraordinary to experience by the various horsemen who’ve taken time out of their busy schedules to attend these annual visits; some even coming from around the country specifically to assist with this special outreach event. Fundraising events during the horse show have partnered and contributed to the Little Light House several times over the past years.

Photos by Christy Egan

This year promises a special treat for Little Light House students when our very own super hero Arabian, Thunder, will be visiting the school in-between his appearances at the U.S. Nationals, along with his human partners, owner Sharon Magness Blake and trainer Ann Judge. Ar abian Horse Times | 22 | ENV ISION • #4

The mission of The Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and their communities. We accomplish this mission by providing tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The Little Light House has been a part of Tulsa since October 3, 1972. What began with one teacher, five students, and five volunteers has grown into a nationally recognized developmental center for children with special needs with over 40 staff members serving 94 students alongside many volunteers. The LLH does not charge tuition and receives money only from private sources, such as foundations and grants. The LLH does not receive funding from government sources or the United Way.

Major Major (Huckleberry Bey x NDL Martinique), a 1993, chestnut purebred Arabian gelding, owned and loved by Springwater Farms of Stockton, NJ. CP Rock On (Hucklebey Berry x First Danse), a 2003, grey purebred Arabian gelding, owned and loved by Linda Abramowicz-Reed of Newtown, CT.

Children, from birth to the chronological age of six with physical and mental challenges causing a developmental delay in one or more areas of development are eligible for Little Light House services. Conditions which typically create these challenges are Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and sensory deprivations such as blindness.

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The Little Light House does not and has never discriminated with regard to religion, race, color or creed. If you are interested in learning more about enrollment at the Little Light House, please log on to: www.littlelighthouse.org

The Stories that touch us all! Hats off to the special individuals sharing the magic of the Arabian Horse! Alexa Mayer & EQ Resolution

Hickory Point Christian Village Nursing Home On June 6, 2018, as a community service component of the Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Activity Club’s Youth Ambassador program, 9-year-old Alexa Mayer of Woodstock, IL, and her show horse, Resolution EQ, made a visit to Hickory Point Christian Village Nursing Home located in Forsyth, IL. The mission was to share her love of the Arabian horse with others. Alexa decided that she should share her love by visiting people who are unable to attend horse shows and let them meet her beautiful horse in person. This visit had a tremendous impact on the residents of the nursing home as they assembled outside to meet Alexa and Resolution.

Resolution EQ, an 18-year-old Arabian horse and multiple national top ten and regional championship winner, has shown since he was a 1-year-old and continues to compete.

However, there was one resident who was bed ridden and unable to join the group outside. When Alexa learned that this man could not participate, she volunteered to take her horse to him. With true confidence, Alexa and Resolution walked through the hallways, stopping to spend time with residents along the way. When they arrived at the room of the bed ridden gentleman, his response and interaction were priceless. Having been exhibiting a state of depression, the man opened up and greeted the little girl and her horse with sheer delight and joy!

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Rachel Powell & Grinch

Region 5 Warriors

Rachel Powell of Springfield, IL, has completed several community service projects throughout the summer and has been

2018 Region 5 Horse Show at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds played host to 3-year-old, Gemma Hutchinson and 11-year-old, Harlan

Mary Bryant Home for the Blind

Gemma & Harlan

Photo by Kelly Sullivan

actively involved in our horse community. On June 28th, she continued that practice in visiting the Mary Bryant Home For the Blind and Visually Impaired with her mom Shannon, friend Angela Sullivan, and “Grinch - an 18 year old purebred Arabian. For over an hour, Grinch stood patiently and allowed the residents to interact with him - touching him, petting him, and giving him treats. They connected. His behavior with his visitors exemplified the Arabian horse - patient, gentle, loving, and intelligent. The smiles were infectious for everyone and will be treasured for many years to come. We left with new friends and promises to return in the future to visit again. Thanks to Val Waggoner and the Region ElevenYouth for inspiring Rachel to share her love of Arabians with her community in a new way, as Rachel soon after paid a visit to the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois’ equestrian camp at Camp Tapawingo. She talked to them about the Arabian horse breed and what it’s like to be a competing member of the AHYA.

Baker, both enrolled in the Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids program founded by Ryan Melendez.

Jill & Marty Sherman

With pink tutu and boots, Gemma was beside herself so kindly paraded around by Millennium Mariner, owned by Julie Poor and sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Arabian Club.

On June 28, Sherman Ranch of Pleasanton, CA welcomed 7 members and their leaders of the non profit developmentally disabled group called LIFESPRING to their farm. It was a day both the Shermans and the vistors will never forget. Everything was new to this group and their experience exemplified all that is kind about the Arabian horse. “The horses were amazing.” says Jill Sherman, “It’s almost like they knew these folks have never had the opportunity to touch an animal, let alone feed one. One of these kids shrieked with fear, and ran away when he simply saw my labrador retriever, but by the time he left, he was petting our miniature donkey. This is how I am going to feed my soul in sharing the Arabian horse and giving back. I asked Ralph, the leader of the group “How did you hear about us? He replied, ‘The internet. You called back.’ Life is short!”

Harlan’s partner was Exxtra Exxtra, a purebred Arabian gelding, owned by Krainick Farms. The two met last year as part of the program. Harlan is now in remission and says it is important to spread the word about Warrior Horses, so more kids can experience what he did. His mother, Gwen, said Harlan remained upbeat during his battle, but the program provided him with amazing support. “Getting involved in Warrior Horses connects us with a community of other people who have also struggled with cancer and have gone through treatment,” she said. “I think the power between the person and the horse and the child is very special, it’s very healing.” Ar abian Horse Times | 25 | ENV ISION • #4


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Jeffrey Wilms Trng./Mngt., Inc. Fort McDowell | 480-614-8812 www.jeffreywilms.com

Las Colinas Pilot Hill | 530-823-5951

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Powderhorn Creek Ranch Powderhorn | 970-641-9043 www.powderhorncreekranch.com

Gulfwinds Farm Pensacola | 850-476-3396 Hawk S Flight Farm Sarasota | 941-925 1730 www.hawksflightfarm.com

Zandai Arabians Cumming | 770-887-0472 www.zandai-arabian-horses.com IDAHO Acevedo Arabians Blackfoot | 208-760-0816 Acevedoarabians.com Carsons Arabians Juliaetta | 208-843-2610 www.carsonsarabians.com Double M Ranch Sandpoint | 208-263-3760 Facebook: Double-M-Ranch

Shansumako Farm Malabar | 321-725-6773 www.shansumako.com

MorThanA Dream Arabians Genesse | 208-285-1223 mdarabs.com|aboutus.htm

TanZyr Arabians Live Oak | 407-716-2878 tanzyr.bizlandcom|horses |tanzyrarabians.html

ILLINOIS Hidden Hollow Stables & Training Dunlap | 309-243-7979 hiddenhollowstables.com

Silver Maple Farm Santa Ynez | 805-688-9873 www.smfarabs.com

Windmaster Farms DeFuniak Spgs. | 850-834-3060 www.windmasterfarms.com

Stachowski Farm West San Marcos | 760-505-7447

GEORGIA Beaux Chevaux Farm Alpharette | 678-947-0959 Facebook: Beaux-Chevaux-Farm

COLORADO Al Zarka Arabians, LLC Falcon | 719-683-4712 www.alzarkaarabians.com

Top of The Hill Arabians Marshallville | 706-695-6141

Lost Juniper Ranch Oreana | 208-834-2086 www.lostjuniperranch.com

Websters Arabians Mount Dora | 352-988-3040 www.webstersarabians.com

Windamere Arabians Weed | 530-938-3558 windamere.com

Talaria Farms Newnan | 404-892-1975 www.talariafarms.com

M & M Arabian Enterprises Burleson | 817-295-0796 Facebook: MM-Show-Horses

Sherman Ranch Pleasanton | 925-216-6316 theshermanranch.com

Ventura Farms Thousand Oaks | 80- 496-0767 www.venturafarms.com

Sun Valley Arabians Lizella | 478-788-9357 www.sunvalleyarabians.com

JP Arabians, LLC Meridian | 208-888-0954 Facebook: JP-Arabians-LLC

Victoria Arabians Williston | 352-528-6914 victoriaarabians.com

Varian Arabians Arroyo | 805-489-5802 www.varianarabians.com

Signal Fire Ranch Danielsville | 706-789-2010 Facebook: SignalfireRanch

HeavenSent Farm Ocala | 352-369-5678

Schell Ranch Arabians Pauma Valley | 760-742-3574

The New Albion Stud Davis | 530-756-3911 cmkarabians.com

Pullen Arabians Lakeland | 678-773-6826 www.pullenarabians.com

Beaver Creek Farm Dewy Rose | 706-213-1197 www.beavercreekarabians.com Burnt Hickory Arabians Ranger | 770-846-9027 burnthickoryarabians.com Country Cove Arabians Canton | 770-704-9295 Deep Creek Arabians Zebulon | 770-567-4937 Dreym Bay Farm Newnan | 770-252-2705 www.dreymbayfarm.com

Cynthia Richardson Longmont | 303-652-1442

Koweta Arabians Monticello | 706-468-2549 www.kowetaarabians.com

Gateways To Transformation Farm Longmont | 303-859-7385

Paradise Arabians, Ltd. Lafayette | 706-694-8336 www.paradisearabians.com

Smith Horse Company Kankakee | 815-530-8472 www.smithhorsecompany.com VanGo Arabians Amboy | 815-857-4411 Facebook: VanGo-Arabians Waggoner Stables Farmington | 309-338-5128 Facebook: Waggoner-Stables INDIANA Heartland Arabians Hancock County 317-467-3663 heartlandarabians.com

KANSAS Hacienda Del S-Par Arabians Stilwell | 913-897-2652 www.haciendadelspar.com R4C Ranch Tonganoxie | 913-645-7649 www.r4c-ranch.com Renaissance Farms Manhatten | 785-776-5269 www.showscene.com|renfarm.htn Sunset Hill Farms Rose Hill | 316-776-0570 www.sunsethillfarms.com KENTUCKY Bella Vista Equestrian Center Lawrenceburg | 304-389-5717 Facebook: Bella-Vista-Equestrian-Center Hidden Hollow Arabians Bradfordsville | 270-337-2000 www.hiddenhollowpreserve.com Lawson Arabians Russellville | 270-725-1652 Facebook:lawsonarabiansathidden riverfarm Martha Murdock Stables Versailles | 859-879-18 42 Peregrine Bloodstock LLC Lexington | 859-221-5094 www.peregrinearabians.com Sequoyah Ranch Jonesville | 859-462-0370 Stonehurst Riding Club Louisville | 502-241-1268 www.stonehurstridingclub.com LOUISIANA V & J Arabians Doyline | 318-745-9921 MAINE Mountain View Arabians Madison | 207-696-8399 www.mountainviewarabians.com MASSACHUSETTS Ash Lane Farm New Braintree | 508-867-9927 ashlanefarm.com Near River Farm LLC Douglas | 508-476-9974 www.nearriverarabians.com MICHIGAN Ambiance Arabians Ltd Howell | 517-214-0456 www.ambiancearabians.com Arbor Meadow Grass Lake | 734-426-2853 www.arbormeadowfarm.com

Skatrud Arabians Knightstown | 317-418-6381 www.skatrudarabians.com

Armstrong Arabians Holton | 231-652-9687 www.armstrongarabians.com

IOWA Arabian Addiction Horses Prople | 515-462-2594 www.arabs-iowa.com|aahmain.htm

Bowland Arabians Sanford | 970-824-2480 www.arabhorse. com|stallions|synafix|

Legacy N Farm & Kennel Granville | 712-395-3700 www.legacy-n.com

Ricia E. Araabians North Street | 810-385-2094 www.riciaearabians.com

Strub Arabians Lamotte | 563-773-2330 www.strubarabians.com

Rogers Arabians Lathrop | 816-740-3862 www.rogersarabians.com

Susan’s Arabians & Pintos Humboldt | 515-368-1234 Facebook: Susans-Arabians-Pintos

Singinghearts Farm Rogersville | 417-753-7750 Facebook:Singinghearts-Farm

Tuscani Niles | 269-683-5449 www.tuscaniarabians.com

NEW MEXICO Arab-Del-Shep Farms Edgewood | 505-869-3262

Stachowski Farm, Inc Mantua | 330-274-2494 www.stachowski.com

Round Mountain Arabians Desert Horses Abbeville | 870-746-4500 Palmer | 972-658-2000 www.roundmountainarabians.com www.deserthorses.com

Twin Creek Farms Morley | 231-856-4693 www.twincreekfarms.net

Foothills Arabians Silver City | 575-538-5080 www.foothillsarabians.com

Stowe Arabians Springfield | 937-605-4779 www.stowearabians.com

Southern Heritage Farm Spartanburg | 864-582-5402

Gratia Arabian Bloodstock Kemper | 512-556-2436

Wildwood Arabians Ionia | 616-527-2042 www.wildwoodarabians.com

Romance Arabians|Rococo Sport Horses Corrales | 505-890-8386 www.rococosporthorses.com

Winfield Farm & Forgea Grafton | 330-483-3646 www.winfieldfarm.com

SOUTH DAKOTA Thundering Hooves Arabians Oral | 605-424-2722 Facebook: Thundering-HoovesArabians

Hackberry Arabians Manvel | 713-715-9300 www.hackberryarabians.com

MINNESOTA Conway Arabians, Inc. Chatfield | 507-867-0060 www.conwayarabians.com Sunset Ridge Ranch South Haven | 320-558-2980 www.sunsetridgeranch.com MISSISSIPPI Magnolia Arabian Stud Raymond | 601-857-5633 MISSOURI Cressant Hill Arabians Truxton | 636-597-4023 www.cressanthill.com Herbst Farms - Arabian SH Farmington | 573-756-6592 Facebook: HerbstFarms J & D Arabians Fair Grove | 417-224-6196 www.janddarabians.com Khysus Arabian Horses Raymondille | 573-548-0219 ashleycreekhorseco.net Will-O-Bar Arabians, Inc. Kirksville | 217-898-8942 MONTANA Gold Creek Arabians Hamilton | 406-363-6647 hgoldcreekarabians.com Magic Carpet Horse Farm Helena | 406-442-6243 Sapphire Arabians Florence | 406-273-4395 NEBRASKA Wings of a Dream Arabians Martell | 402-794-4974 NEVADA Franktown Meadows Eq. Facility Carson City | 775-782-0353 franktownmeadows.com NEW HAMPSHIRE Great Rock Horse Farm Lancaster | 603-788-4203 www.europeanestheticsand wellness.com Honeysuckle Rose North Troy | 603-242-3491 www.honeysucklerosenorth.com Windover Acres Arabians Alstead | 603-558-5501 NEW JERSEY Dorsett Farms Woolwich Twp. | 856-476-0870 dorsettfarms.com Pennfields Farm Stockton | 908-656-1206 www.pennfieldsfarm.com Weidel’s Boxwood Farm Pennington | 609-737-1036 www.weidelboxwood.com

NEW YORK Baraka Arabians Brewerton | 315-668-2782 Facebook: barakaarabians Clover Ridge Farm Lockport | 716-440-9006 www.cloverridge.com Cold Brook Arabians Cayuta | 607-594-2414 www.lightlink.com|cbarab Graps Arabian Horses Van Etten | 607-589-6238 Grassroots Arabians Holland | 716-537-2744 Grove Hill Arabians Holley | 585-638-5712 www.grovehillarabians.com Hidden Horse Farm Ltd Canandaigua | 315-573-4336 Hy-Wynne Farm Akron | 716-542-9841 Facebook: Hy-Wynne-Farm Stone Image Arabians Canajoharie | 518-673-3679 www.telenet.net|~stone Sugar Hill Farm, LLC Victor | 585-924-8240 www.sugarhillarabians.com NORTH CAROLINA Cedar Ridge Farm Egyptian Arabians, LLC Haw River | 702-845-6752 crfegypt.com Sans Souci Show Horses Marion | 828-442-6442 sanssouciarabianhorses.com NORTH DAKOTA Cedar Coulee Pintabians Ray | 701-859-3221 www.ccpintabians.com Domist Arabians Baldwin | 701-258-7350 Domistarabians.com My-Bon Arabians Garrison | 701-337-5581 www.mybonarabians.com OHIO Academy Farms Ltd Medina | 330-239-3526 Esser Valley Arabians, LLC Cleves | 513-941-2737 esservalleyarabians.com

OKLAHOMA Amerikan Farms Agra | 918-375-2689 www.amerikanfarms.com Dreamcatcher Arabian Horses LLC Stillwater | 405-385-0883 Facebook: DreamcatcerArabian-Horses Firedance Farms Arabians Okmulgee | 918-756-3757 firedancefarms.net The Fourty Acres Sand Springs | 918-363-8468 Vallejo III, Inc. Afton | 918-740-3536 www.vallejoiii.com OREGON Scarab Farm Arabians Malin | 541-723-2017

Triple H Worthing | 605 212-9105

Honey Creek Farms Mabank | 214-418-1328 Facebook: Honey-CreekFarms-Performance-Horses

TENNESSEE Ali Sheba Arabians Dickson | 615-740-0870

LD Arabians Cedar Creek | 512-284-0402 ldarabians.com

Genesis Equestrian Center College Grove | 615-395-4228 Facebook: Genesis-EquestrianCenter

Logans Run Arabians Hempstead | 979-826-8514 logansrunarabians.wixsite. com|mysite-1

Nedia Arabians Shelbyville | 931-639-9374

Miars Enterprises LP | Miars Arabian Ranch Murchinson | 903-681-0302 www.miarsarabians.com

Sanchas Arabians Tullahoma | 717-982-5858 sanchasarabians.com SE Legacy Bloodstock Bell Buckle | 615-525-3327 Spring Hollow Farm Nashville | 615-765-7065

Maranatha Arabians Scio | 541-251 0069 www.maranathaarabians.com

SS Egyptian Arabians Moscow | 901-877-0881 www.ssarabians.com

Circle T Horse Ranch, LLC Salem | 971-222-5808 Facebook: Circle-T-Ranch

TEXAS 4J Pecan Acres Arabian Farm Rosharon | 281-595-3453

Bella Vita Arabians Eugene | 909-731-2882 www.bellavita-arabians.com

Arabians Ltd. Waco | 800-973-1445 www.arabiansltd.com

PENNSYLVANIA Applegate Arabians Hegins | 570-682-8412 Facebook: Applegate-Arabians

C S Arabians Crockett | 281-221-9809 www.csarabians.com

Blackberry Run Arabians Royersford | 610-960-2434 www.blackberryrunarabians.com Executive East|Valley View Farms Springtown | 610-972-7079 Facebook: rideatvalleyviewfarms Foxcote Show Horses York | 717-324-2180 www.foxcoteshowhorses.net Graci Arabians Lehinghton | 212-426-6231 www.graciarabians.com Roze Arabians Ltd. Elizabethtown | 717-585-0855 www.rozearabians.com SOUTH CAROLINA Highland Farm LLC Batesburg-Leesville 803-920-7638

Cherokee Hills Farm Troup | 903-842-2354 www.cherokeehillsfarm.com Dave Rhea Training Center Aubrey | 940-440-0601

Rising K Arabians Harlingen | 956-364-2945 Royal Legend Arabians Bryan | 979-589-1638 royallegend.com Tall C Arabians Cypress | 281-469-1095 Twin Fiddles Ranch Alvarado | 817-783-3620 www.twinfiddles.com West Desert Arabians Apline | 432-386-3255 VIRGINIA Amethyst Acres Equine Ctr., LLC Buchanan | 540-254-1017 www.amethystacres.com Arabian Hill Horse Park Franktown | 757-442-2447 Arabians Destiny Farmville | 434-392-5672 www.arabiansdestiny.com

Hidden Meadows Arabians Gig Harlor | 253-853-5428 www.hiddenmeadowsarabians. com Kettle River Arabians Kettle Falls | 509-738-6489 Kim Lacy Arlington | 425-343-2905 www.hiddenfallsfarm.net MS Performance Horses Monroe | 425-750-8465 Facebook: MS-PerformanceHorses R.O. Lervick Arabians Sranwood | 206-629-3565 www.rolervickarabians.com Shahidova Arabians Tenino | 360-264-5854 www.shahidovaarabians.com Shalwyn Arabians Walla Walla | 509-529-4067 Sunshine Acres Arabians Spokane | 509-847-4701 www.sunshineacresarabians.com Yellow Rose Arabian Horses Graham | 253-847-2879 yellowrosearabianhorses.com WISCONSIN Dah-Ban Arabians Maribel | 920-863-8253 www.dahbanarabians.com Fox Hollow Farm Clinton | 608-676-5159 Facebook: FoxHollowFarmInc Waterville Farm Oconomowoc | 262-965-3052 Facebook: Waterville-Farm Windfeather Training Center Green Bay | 920-536-0447 Facebook: WindfeatherTraining-Center WYOMING Ayres Acres Arabians Cody | 307-587-4012 www.witez.com

Bitterroot Ranch Dubois | 307-455-2778 Castaway Arabians Farm www.bitterrootranch.com Debut Arabians Boones Mill | 540-759-9479 Combine | 817-483-5344 Facebook: castawayarabiansfarm Grayco Arabians debutarabians.com Helena | 406-227-8409 Desert Rose Ranch Arabians Dempsey Arabians Hume | 540-635-6912 Hugus Alfalfa & Arab Pintos Kerrville | 830-895-5665 www.desert-rose-arabians.com Pavillion | 307-856-0212 www.arabiancuttinghorse.com www.arabpinto.com Ladamas Arabians DeShazer Arabians Warrenton | 540-351-6056 Paintbrush Arabians Cypress | 281-351-7829 www.ladamasarabians.com Casper | 307-266-6768 www.egyptianarabians.com Whispering Wind Arabians CANADA Dogwood Springs Arabians Galax | 276 236-4446 Millar Venture Arabians Avinger | 903-645-5933 Saskatchewan | 780-499-9219 www.dogwoodspringsarabians.com WASHINGTON Columbia Stallion Station Pasco | 509-546-0784 Dvorak Arabian Horse Farm Quinian | 903-356-2456 www.columbiastallionstation. dvorakarabianhorsefarm.com com

Herder Arabians Oakwood | 210-896-0296 www.herderarabians.com Pegasus Arabians Berlin Heights | 419-588-3000 www.pegasusarabians.com Renaissance Arabians S. Charleston | 937-572-3279 rearabians.com

“This unique program offers you the opportunity to explore Arabian horses at farms where knowledgeable owners are delighted to introduce you to their horses and answer questions in a relaxed, no-pressure, non-sales atmosphere. You’ll learn all about the breed characteristics, and gain first hand knowledge of what makes this breed truly special. There are hundreds of Discovery Farms across the country and you can easily locate several near you.” —Arabian Horse Association Ar abian Horse Times | 27 | ENV ISION • #4

A friendship can begin with just a point and “cluck.”

Photo taken by Kelle Deeter at the 2018 Canadian National Championship Horse Show in Brandon, Manitoba.

This young gentleman, a visitor to Canadian Nationals while attending the Legion’s National Youth Track and Field competition, became instant friends with RD Barcello, a purebred Arabian gelding owned by Rae-Dawn Arabians.

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WHY I LOVE THE ARABIAN HORSE! CREATIVE CONTRIBUTORS Lara Ames Kelle Deeter Charlene Deyle Meahgan Estes Jaime Johnson

Melissa Pasicznyk Evie Sweeney Jody Thompson Jenn Trickey Mary Trowbridge

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FULFILL YOUR ARABIAN DREAM Locations in Scottsdale, Mesa & Rio Verde, Arizona Cindy McGown & Mark Davis, Owners 480.361.6926 info@RoyalArabians.com


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