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Boisvert Farms—Zero To 60 In A Dozen Years by Mary Kirkman


Marilyn Hoffman—Entrepreneur, Horsewoman, Altruistic by Anne Stratton

4 Reining

Sliding In The Money—One Million Plus Since 2005 by Sue Adams


Flavia Torres And Haras FT—A Passion For Quality by Luiz Rocco

4 Reining


Haras JM—Global Leader & Leading Breeder by Beth Ellen Hunziker


31st Annual Brazilian Nationals by Rogerio Santos


Latin America Arabian Horse Breeders Unite To Create The New ALCCA by Beth Ellen Hunziker


Presenting The Personalities—Andy Sellman by Mary Kirkman

38 A.E.P.A. The Arabian English Performance Association Futurities— Building For Tomorrow 194

The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman—Jim Stachowski by Mary Kirkman

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Sshameless: 2012 Arabian Ambassador Leaders Of The Times—The Renaissance by Kara Larson


USEF Awards Dinner by Linda White

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In Memoriam: Jack D. Allen (1937-2012)


Bay Montrachet (1983-2012)


Comments From The Publisher


A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas


Calendar Of Events


Looking Ahead


Index Of Advertisers

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It’s hard to believe that the time has come again for the Arabian horse community to gather at one of the most enjoyable shows in the world. When I arrive at the fairgrounds, I am not sure if I am at a horse show or a State Fair with the wide variety of food vendors and some of the best shopping around! It is wonderful that so many horse and non-horse people come together to view this magnificent animal. Some of my favorite classes to watch at Scottsdale are the yearling in-hand classes. I love to stand at the entrance of the farm stalls and watch them walk to the waiting pen to enter the arena. They are all walking so proud and each handler and caretaker is hoping that this magnificent baby rises to the party and comes out of the arena as the new little star to the Arabian horse world. There is no other show like this in the world. This year, they are going to award over $590,000 in prize money. Whatever your pleasure is in the show ring, the Scottsdale show offers it—once again proving the versatile Arabian to be “The Original.” Wishing those who show the best, and for those who have come to spectate, have some fun and enjoy the sun—see you there!  

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Zero To 60 In a Dozen Years by Mary Kirkman In the beginning, the story of Boisvert Farms was typical. Suzanne Turner and Scott Purdin got into Arabians because their daughter, Amanda, was horse-crazy. Today, the Purdin family owns Boisvert Farms, a picturesque nursery outside of Baton Rouge, La., that is home to more than 60 horses. They have been focused on breeding candidates for the English division since 2001—a notoriously challenging task given the expertise, time and investment it requires. Now, any observer at the national shows can testify that they have done well: Amanda Purdin Standish, Rhein Standish, and trainer Joel Gangi, are seen often collecting ribbons. What may not be apparent until the statistics are tallied is just how successful, how quickly, the farm has been— and more importantly, how that happened and what it means for the future. Boisvert’s presence is best seen in the English pleasure and country English pleasure futurity and junior classes, the earliest glimpses of raw talent in the saddle seat division. The Purdins’ record there opened with horses selected and purchased, but swiftly transformed to homebreds. Every year since 2002, a Boisvert purebred or Half-Arabian has scored a U.S. or Canadian national championship or reserve in one of those competitions, and increasingly they have won multiples. Add to that, most of the young titlists were scoring concurrently with Amanda, first in junior exhibitor and now in amateur ranks. By 2012, Boisvert’s national totals stood at 29 championships and 41 reserves.

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The key fact to note is that as of 2005, “BF” appears after most names. Within four years of founding their program, the family saw their top horses bred, not purchased. Importantly, most of those horses went on to more national titles after graduating from junior and futurity competition. How did Boisvert do it? “The Purdins didn’t start off experimenting,” Joel Gangi says. “They started off on the correct foot and just proceeded.” It was a joint effort. “I think we were very lucky in the broodmares we got from Joel in the very beginning, and his guidance,” says Amanda Purdin Standish. “And my dad did an extensive amount of research. Most people, when they start, look at the horses and who they want to cross them with, but my dad did much research into past breedings. That helped a lot.” For the broodmare band, Gangi recommended mares he knew well, ones deep in credibility as producers, with pedigrees that recalled the *Bask days at Lasma. And for Half-Arabians, the family acquired Saddlebred mares with game, substantial bloodlines that reflected some of the top names in that breed. “They were very good listeners,” Joel says of those days, “and they’ve added their own spice to it. They’re intelligent people; they saw what they wanted and they pursued it.”

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There was also Amanda’s knack, even as a junior rider, for identifying top-class English sires. Early on, she was interested in Allionce, a multi-national champion in the division, and as the program came together, the team added Alada Baskin, MHR Nobility and a few others. Now the stallions of choice are the MHR Nobility son Nobilistic BF (from the Wisdom daughter, Love Of Wisdom) and the youngster purchased to be their next step, GSF Rizing Son (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea, by HF Toluce). Nobilistic BF’s first foals were 4-year-olds as of 2012, and right off the bat, his son Megatropolis BF was named U.S. National Reserve Champion in Country Pleasure Junior Horse. Last year was the first in competition for the Nobilistic get, and they propelled Boisvert to fourth place in Arabian Horse Times’ list of Top Ten Futurity Producing Farms, with six titlists earning their stripes in the ring. In the meantime, GSF Rizing Son, the 2012 AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian Futurity Reserve Champion, welcomed his first foals in 2012. This is where the real fun begins, Amanda smiles. “We’re starting to get to where we can breed our Nobilistic daughters back to Rizing Son. We finally have a couple that are old enough and are really nice mares.” The mission? “We are breeding what we can sell,” she says. “Some are for sale young, and we’ll keep some for us to show because that’s why we got into this to begin with. We enjoy showing, and there are horses that my mom and I and my dad especially like, so we’ll show them for a couple of years and then we’ll sell them when they are 5 and 6 years old.”

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Part of the farm’s amazing record of championships over the years has been with Gangi in the irons for the professional events, Amanda up in amateur, and Rhein riding as well; a lot of trophies coming home to Louisiana. Everyone involved is aware that amateurs represent the future: in the Arabian business today, almost all good horses must be able to show in amateur competition, so a willing temperament has been a priority in the breeding program and the right preparation has driven the training barn. The philosophy at Boisvert is that most horses should be ready for an amateur partner by the age of 4. “It’s really about getting your horses ready to be competitive with everyone,” Joel says, rather than the level of talent in most amateurs. “I think when the horse is 4, an amateur should be able to ride and exhibit the horse on a national level.” In 2012, Amanda proved his point; forced to show in the amateur class rather than the maturity when the

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age requirement for horses changed, she promptly rode 4-year-old Sal Mineo BF to the U.S. National Championship in Half-Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-35. “One of the things that has really engrossed Amanda and her family in this industry is that they breed their own horses,” Joel Gangi says. “Starbucks, Alada Attitude, Sparkafire, Allegience, Sal Mineo—they all came from Amanda and her family. They bred them, saw them foaled and raised, saw their training—these are things that keep people in the industry.” “We have a different scenario because we have all of our horses at our farm,” Amanda reflects, considering her family’s dedication and success. “It’s not a situation where we have them all across the country and we see them at horse shows; my dad and I see them mostly everyday. We’re there everyday.”

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siblings at home who have yet to grow up and hit the show ring. “She stretches those horses out and puts a real show horse attitude on them,” says Joel of the mare’s contribution. “They all have real good hind ends on them, with a real show horse attitude. I think the Purdins feel forever blessed with her.”

Old-time horsemen call them “blue hens” in recognition of how rare they are—those broodmares who turn out stellar foals year after year, who can make or break a breeding program. At Boisvert Farms, there are two special stallions, but just one undisputed equine queen: the Saddlebred matron, Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck. “We’ve bred her to lots of different stallions and we’ve gotten different horses,” says Amanda Purdin Standish, “but they are very similar and most are very successful.” Very successful. With Afire Bey V, “Lucky” offered Blaze Afire BF, Sparkafire BF and Afire Phantom BF; with Bolt WB, Get Rhythmn BF; with Mamage, she produced Sal Mineo BF; and with Nobilistic BF, Megatropolis BF. And before joining the Boisvert herd, she was the dam of Job JF, by Defiancce, and City Slicker JF, by Jubilation JF. Between them, those eight have nailed 11 national championships and eight reserves—and there are siblings and half28 | ArAbiAn Horse Times

Amanda can testify to the fun of riding her sons and daughters. “They all consistently have an extreme amount of talent, and they all want to go forward and do their job,” she says. “They’re all exciting in their own way, but very different. Even the ones that are full siblings, like Sparkafire and Afire Phantom, they are very different horses, but they were enjoyable to show for different reasons. “Lucky is a huge part of what we have been able to accomplish and why we’ve been able to accomplish it so quickly,” she continues. “For me personally, three of the U.S. national championships I’ve won have been with her babies—three different babies. Two of those have been in the last three years.” Like most of the horses at Boisvert Farms, Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck is not just a successful individual. She is a unique personality. “She’s a character,” Amanda reports. “We enjoy her. She has one friend at a time that she is permanently attached to; if you want to take her anywhere, her friend has to go with her. She’s pushy. She thinks she’s special and she loves attention.” Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck, she says, is a diva. But as everyone notes, she’s earned that distinction in the Boisvert story.




Since 2001, BoiSvert FarmS haS earned 29 national championShipS and 46 reServeS

GV Bey Phantom

GV Bey PhaNtom (Huckleberry Bey x PHP Micha Rappora) 1989 Gelding 2004 U.S. Youth National Champion Pleasure Driving JTD 17 & Under 2003 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2002 U.S. National Champion Informal Combination 2002 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under 2001 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2001 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under aZ CyaNide (Cytosk x MC Jabaskenade) 1994 Gelding 2004 U.S. National Champion Ladies Side Saddle Western 2001 U.S. National Reserve Champion Ladies Side Saddle Western 2001 Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under JoB JF (Defiancce x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 1996 H/A Gelding 2006 U.S. Youth National Champion H/A Country Pleasure Driving JTD 17 & Under 2006 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champ H/A Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2001 U.S. National Champion Country Pleasure Junior Horse

AZ Cyanide Job JF

awe-Gus tus (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal) 1997 H/A Gelding 2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 da tremor (Allionce x Afection MSC) 1997 Gelding 2011 U.S. National Champion Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD allisuN+// (Allionce x Hucks Lucky Charm) 1997 Gelding 2003 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JTR 14-17 2002 U.S. National Champion Country Pleasure Junior Horse 2002 Canadian National Champion Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under

DA Tremor Allisun

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Pcychedelic+// (Cytosk x AH Calico) 1997 H/A Gelding 2003 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17

Halstead Jackson

Mysticc Star Stormy Red

halstead Jackson+ (Halstead’s Muskatll x Gara-Miss) 1998 H/A Gelding 2008 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under 2006 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Park Horse AOTR 2004 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Park Horse AOTR 2004 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under 2004 Canadian National Champion H/A Mounted Native Costume 2004 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion H/A Mounted Native Costume JTR 14-17 2003 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Park Horse AOTR Mysticc star (Hucklebey Berry x RY Azma) 1999 Mare 2005 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JTR 13 & Under 2004 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JTR 14-17 2003 U.S. National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Junior Horse 2003 Canadian National Champion Country Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under 2003 Canadian National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2003 Canadian National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Junior Horse storMy red WB+ (Hucklebey Berry x Amoree WB) 2000 Gelding 2004 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2004 Canadian National Champion Country Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2004 Canadian National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Junior Horse

Alada Attitude Allegience BF

alada attitude BF (Alada Baskin x Adagia) 2002 Mare 2007 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse 2006 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse 2006 Canadian National Champion English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under 2006 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2006 U.S. Youth National Champion English Pleasure JTR 14-17 2005 U.S. National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity allegience BF+// (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade) 2002 Gelding 2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Open 2010 U.S. Youth National Champion Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2010 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 2008 U.S. Youth National Champion Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 2007 U.S. National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 2006 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17

Sparkafire BF

sParkaFire BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2005 H/A Gelding 2010 U.S. National Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity 2010 Canadian National Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure Junior Horse 2009 U.S. National Champion H/A English Pleasure Junior Horse 2008 U.S. National Champion H/A English Pleasure Futurity (Unanimous)

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Blaze aFire BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2005 H/A Gelding 2011 U.S. Youth National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure JTR 13 & Under 2010 U.S. National Champion H/A Country Pleasure AAOTR Maturity aFire PhantoM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2005 H/A Mare 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 2012 Canadian National Champion H/A Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 2011 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure Select AATR 2010 Canadian National Champion H/A Country Pleasure AATR 18-39 2010 Canadian National Champion H/A Country Pleasure Junior Horse

noBilistic BF (MHR Nobility x Love Of Wisdom) 2005 Stallion 2011 U.S. National Reserve Champion Pleasure Driving AAOTD

Blaze Afire BF

Afire Phantom BF

sahara JeWel V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Sanadika V) 2005 Mare 2008 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity ValleJo cylVer Moon (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up) 2005 Mare 2010 U.S. National Champion Cutting Horse Futurity Nobilistic BF

get rhythMn BF (Bolt WB x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2007 H/A Gelding 2012 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure Junior Horse starBucks BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate) 2007 H/A Gelding 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure Driving Open 2011 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure Junior Horse Sahara Jewel V

sal Mineo BF (Mamage x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2008 H/A Gelding 2012 U.S. National Champion H/A Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 gsF rizing son (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea) 2008 Stallion 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion AEPA $100,000 Saddle Seat Futurity MegatroPolis BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck) 2009 H/A Gelding 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Country Pleasure Futurity

Starbucks BF

Sal Mineo BF

Vallejo Cylver Moon

GSF Rizing Son

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Natalie Woods

(Mamage x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck)

Nobil Possession

(Nobilistic BF x Callaway's Prize Possession)

Girl Next Door BF

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Alada Brees BF

(Alada Baskin x Lumenesse)

Aforce Afire BF

(Afire Bey V x Love Of Motion)

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Megatropolis BF

Bridesmaid BF

Cordoba BF

Looking At Lucky

(Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck)

(Nobilistic BF x Koviak)

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(Nobilistic BF x RY Azma)

(Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck)

Susan & Scott Purdin and Rhein & Amanda Standish Stella, Molly, Barney and Maggie

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Belvedere is offering its best. These beautiful grey Mares represent the best of the Arabian breed in type, in substance and in pedigree. Each mare listed is an outstanding classic Arabian, and each has produced beautiful and valuable babies. Mares of this quality are rarely offered for sale.


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1.) LLANA VAN RYAD (Ryad El Jamaal x Shannghai) 1998 Grey Arabian Mare. Scottsdale Champion and Region 2 Champion. Dam of Llamore di Style JM, Canadian National Champion. Extreme type, shapely neck, exquisite throat, tons of snort and tail carriage. One of the most beautiful mares ever to be seen! In foal to Apalo for 2013. 2.) LUNA VAN RYAD (Ryad El Jamaal x *Beginn) 1997 Grey Arabian Mare. Another beautiful and rare Ryad daughter with extreme type. She is a great producer and a classic, beautiful Arabian mare. Great pedigree. Open for 2013. 3.) ULTIMATE HIGH (WN Ultimate Star x JA High Society) 1997 Grey Arabian Mare. One of the very best WN Ultimate Star daughters. Extreme type, big dark eyes, lots of beauty and substance. Dam of JA Ultima, by *Besson Carol and granddam to JA Urbino (Alfabia Damascus x JA Ultima). Open for 2013.


4.) EN SOLEIL (*Parys El Jamaal x JA Encore Encore) 2000 Grey Arabian Mare. One of the most beautiful Parys El Jamaal daughters. Extreme type, ultra refined. Out of a magnificent daughter of the incomparable Encore Ali, by Ali Jamaal. Her 2012 filly by Apalo is fantastic, was sold, and can be seen at Scottsdale. Her 2011 filly (pictured) by OFW Magic Wan is gorgeous and was sold as well. Pays for herself every year. Open for 2013.


5.) JA CHEROKEE ROSE (*Besson Carol x Family Tradition) 2004 Grey Arabian Mare. Outstanding beauty and type. Sired by the great Besson Carol and out of a Negatraz daughter. Her first foal by OFW Magic Wan is already a champion. JA Cherokee Rose has the elegant beauty to produce many champions in the future. Open for 2013. 6.)

6.) JA ALAMODE (Enchanter Magic FHP x JA Ellbita) 1998 Grey Arabian Mare. Loads of classic type and refinement. By multi-national champion stallion Enchanter Magic FHP. Her 2012 filly by Apalo is extremely refined with a beautiful, short, typy head, tremendous movement and carriage. Open for 2013. See these mares and more great opportunities on our website:

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Entrepreneur, Horsewoman, Altruistic by: Anne Stratton life. She grew up around horses, she explains; it was a natural evolution. “My father was a real estate developer who raised race horses. I found that as I was going to all the horse shows and meeting people, they wanted to buy horse farms. So, I decided that it would be much more fun to sell horse farms!”

Marilyn Hoffman and NNL Ultimate Bey.

Even the most cursory glance at realtor Marilyn Hoffman’s career inspires images of “Dynasty” and “Dallas,” not to mention “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.” Her Dallasbased firm, Hoffman International Properties, handles high-end real estate all over the world, and whether buying or selling—she routinely does both for her clients—she has an enviable record. She has earned the Superstar Award for setting the world record in sales, and at the International Gold Awards in London, Hoffman International Properties was honored as Best International Broker and Best Marketing Broker. Over the years, she has sold the largest homes in Alabama, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Louisiana, South Carolina and Fort Worth (where she sold the recordbreaker to the new owner of the Texas Rangers major league baseball team). Among her high profile clients have been golfer Lee Trevino, cosmetics entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash, baseball MVP Dale Murphy, world champion wrestler Bill Watts, pro football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders, the CEO of Exxon, and the Duke of Saxony. So how does this relate to Arabians, and to horses in general? While many of her sales are residential, Hoffman has been a specialist in equine properties for much of her professional

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Early on, her expertise with equine properties was apparent. She was the agent of choice for the Red Bluff, Calif., ranch of John Wheeler, president of the International Arabian Horse Association in the late 1970s, and for Dr. Eugene E. LaCroix’s Brenham, Texas, operation. And in those early days, she also sold Sundown Ranch to breeders Jerry Cott and his wife, Lynn. Since then, she has marketed ranches all over the west and farms in eastern states, servicing a number of breeds and disciplines. In recent years, she sold the 2,000-acre Double Diamond Ranch, which included 20 homes, for Ted Blanch. “If you don’t understand horses, you’re never going to know how to sell a horse farm,” she says. “You’re not going to know what the people really want.” For customers new to the horse business, she finds herself educating them as to why one facility would be appropriate, but not another, although the second one might have a lovely barn and miles of fencing. The reverse is true when selling to veteran Marilyn Hoffman at the $35,000,000 Texas mansion owners; a good

This $58,000,000 California Coastal estate has 80 acres and over 35,000 sq. ft. of museum quality construction.

she marketed for a Saudi Prince.

example, she offers, came up recently when mentioned that they planned to have breeding their prospective farm. She didn’t waste their time on properties which couldn’t accommodate mares, and stallions. Show operations are another story, racing facilities.

clients stock at foals as are

That expertise extends to the agents on staff at Hoffman International Properties. Vanessa Andrews, who runs the Dallas/Fort Worth-area office, rides with Arabian trainer Josh Quintus; Jackie Berger, located in Kentucky, Alibi, a Las Vegas Champion owned by Chuck Norris, has been a horsewoman for lives at Marilyn’s Blue Moon Ranch in East Texas. years, and so has Arabian breeder Tara Powell, in charge of the new Atlanta branch.

Vanessa Andrews

The other ingredient in Hoffman’s success is attention to detail. She appears as hungry now as she was when she was just starting out. She and her agents leave little to chance at any step in the process, beginning with the aggressive pursuit of clients who qualify for the kind of high-end real estate they offer. That means a daunting schedule (in the face of her travel and jam-packed calendar,

55,000 sq. ft. 3 story manor is only 5,000 sq. ft. smaller than the White House. Secluded on 200 acres with carriage house, stable, and balloom. Only $12,500,000.

Summer Wind Farm—Marilyn sold this 25,000 sq. ft. Kentucky mansion, the largest home sold in the state

This Oklahoma estate with over 17,000 sq. ft. is one of the largest homes sold in the state. Sold January 2013.

Hoffman jokes that she does in fact go home; she has a husband she likes to see). “One of the ways that I find the buyers, is setting up exhibits at all the world-class equestrian events, which no one else does,” she notes. “I also do yacht shows, boat shows and charity galas—I go to the

Jackie Berger, director of the Lexington office of Hoffman International Properties, at the Hidden Hollow Arabian Farm, a 600+ acre Kentucky showplace with the largest private water garden in the state of Kentucky, listed at $2,100.000 and HGTV ’s Million Dollar Rooms featured this Dallas penthouse with 9,000 sq. ft. of living area with a private rooftop pool for $5,900,000. This 27,000 sq. ft. English Manor is the largest home in Lexington. Musuem quality construction, an 84’ entry, and priced far below replacement at $6,500,000

Indian Creek Manor—a landmark estate in Wisconsin with 32 acres and an 8,000 sq. ft. restored mansion.

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then approach the owners about selling. And to showcase each property, Hoffman creates an elegant, leather-bound book of information and photographs, fit for a coffee table.

The Hoffman International Polo Team, winners of the Polo America Championship in Las Vegas.

events where I’m going to meet the people that are going to be the potential buyers.” Her list of exhibit sites includes some of the world’s most glamorous: the Bal de la Mer in Monte Carlo, the Salon du Cheval in Paris, Scottsdale’s Barrett Jackson car auction, the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Marilyn with Prince Albert of Monaco at the Bal de la Mer in Beach, New York’s Military Ball, Monte Carlo where she had a real the Carousel of Hope Ball in estate exhibit promoting her world class listings. Beverly Hills, Lexington’s Rolex Three Day Event, the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, the Heart Ball in Palm Beach, the Washington International, Wellington, the Hampton Classic, the Newport Classic. And more: last year, Hoffman International’s polo team won the Polo America Tournament in Las Vegas. It is an exclusive clientele, and the service Hoffman International provides is geared to its demands. A buyer wants a horse farm in Kentucky with a racetrack? If there isn’t one on the market, Berger will cruise the Blue Grass in a helicopter to find one, and

At the other end of the spectrum—marketing both residential and horse operations—she is known for not only bringing in the buyers, but the speed with which she operates. In Wisconsin, she listed, sold and closed an estate with a 35,000-square foot home for its full price of $24,000,000. It was a record in the state, and it took her just 24 days. Over the years, as Hoffman has grown her business, she also has promoted Arabians. “I’m real pro-promoting the breed,” she says. “I donate horses to charity events where there are new people coming, people that really never thought about buying a horse. For instance, at the Safari Club in Reno, Nev., I donated a horse, and the people that bought it had no idea what they were going to do with a horse. At first, they didn’t even want a horse; they just thought it was a neat idea and they bought it. They later came to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show and went horse crazy—they ended up spending several million dollars on horses, and started a farm called Nothing But Winners. They had MCA Magnum Gold and S Justadream, some of the great horses of all Marilyn Hoffman and Regional Champion Stallion

Dallas Waterfront Estate—over 8,000 sq. ft. on 2+ acres with 400’ of waterfront. $7,500,000, lavishly furnished.

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Cavallo Casanova.

Marilyn Hoffman taking Region 9 Top Five (3rd) in Reining.

time. And it started with a $12,000 horse that I donated to a charity auction.” When she does have time off, Hoffman enjoys her own horses. She now has more than 50 at her Blue Moon Ranch in Mineola, Heather Garland, trainer at Marilyn’s Blue Moon Ranch, with Louis Vitton, a Half Arabian gelding donated by Marilyn Texas—among Hoffman and Brookville Arabians to the Cattle Barons Ball, them 11 national benefiting the American Cancer Society. His sire and dam are both Unanimous National Champions in Halter. Heather will and national reserve be showing Louis Vitton in Halter and Hunter Pleasure. champions—and has been breeding and showing for years. Her older stallions NNL Ultimate Bey, Rayzaar (a straight Egyptian AK Nazaar son), and CF Jett have been joined by newcomers Justis FF and Alibi FF. In 2008, Alibi won a gold medal at the Las Vegas World Cup, while Justis was named Top Five. Another favorite at the farm is her mare U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Portia LRA, who is in foal. “I should have a beautiful baby soon,” she says, with the ever-hopeful outlook of a breeder in springtime. Hoffman’s Arabian involvement, clearly, is not all marketing. She points out that while she has donated more than 100 horses to various charities, she always chooses venues where the bidders have the wherewithal to care for the four-legged ambassadors. And if a charity transaction doesn’t work out, she is ready to take the horse back—as she told the buyer of her donation for the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Worth.

Marilyn Hoffman’s son Lance winning a Halter National Championship with Psyc It Ritz.

Marilyn and Scottsdale Halter Champion, Tymeless VF.

“The guy called me the next morning and he said, ‘I must have been drunk last night,’” she recalls, and smiles. It’s a good story. “He said, ‘I bought this horse, I have no idea what I’m doing, and I don’t want the horse.’ I said, ‘That’s fine, I’ll sell him for you.’ Then he asked if he could come out and see the horse, and I said sure. So he comes out and takes one look at the horse, and it’s a gorgeous black stallion, and he says, ‘That’s my horse?’ I said, ‘Yes, what did you think?’” It turned out that the man’s friends at the party had assured him that no one would donate a good horse to a charity, so his purchase must be “a nag.” “He said, ‘Of course, I want him! And I want to buy another one.’ So he ended up buying another one and he put both of them in training at Tamar Arabians, and now he’s showing extensively.” Soon, Hoffman’s new recruit may need his own facility. He’ll know who to ask to find the right one. n

Lynn Andrews with Marilyn and her son, Lance, winning Reserve Champion in the Amateur Stallion class at Scottsdale with NNL Ultimate Bey.

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on 50 Prime Acres in Argyle, Just 20 minutes to DFW! Main home features the highest possible quality and refinement with 12,205 sq. ft., 120 piers, Samaca Slate roof, Brown Ozark dry stack stone exterior, Venetian plaster walls, 4 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half baths. A 4,000 bottle wine cellar/dining room for 12, 4-car garage, security cameras in/out, a stunning “Man Cave” game room with huge bar, balcony, poker tables, movie screen, cigar closet, fabulous antique gaming machines, train and arcade! Attached guest apartment, an infinity saltwater pool/spa and stream, a professionally installed Zip Line, tree house trolley car and “zoo”. The horse facilities include a matching show barn, additional barn, a round pen, a 160’ x 205’ Kiser riding arena and a beautiful 20-acre hay pasture. Office building and huge garage, a 3 bedroom guest house, a manager’s home and stocked lake with fountain and so much more! Offered ffered lavishly furnished with antiques and art, or unfurnished.

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Embracing 82 picturesque acres, Meadowland is a distinguished equestrian estate in the legendary Kentucky tradition. The 14,000 sq. ft Neo-classical main home is secluded impressively at the end of a private tree lined drive. This 5 bedroom, 8 ½ bath mansion was designed for grand scale entertaining with huge rooms, and a wonderful flow for entertaining. The circa-1858 2-story Guest House has been lovingly restored. The Equestrian Facility was designed by one of the world’s most famous trainers, Gene LaCroix, and features a state-ofthe-art Show Barn with a 227’ Indoor Arena and 48 stalls. Prime location near Louisville in the prestigious equestrian community of L’Esprit, with its 26 miles of riding trails. Here you will find lush green pastures, spring fed streams and rolling hills studded with huge towering trees. A rare opportunity to own one of the world’s great equestrian properties. $4,500,000

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Enthusiasm, Fun and Money Dominate Arabian/ Half-Arabian Scottsdale Reining Futurity Finals by Sue Adams

wonder this show is heralded by reiners nation-wide as one of their favorite competitions of the year. The ARHA was founded in 1998 to promote the natural athletic abilities and versatility of Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Through the efforts of amateur competitor Robb Walther of Sherwood, Oregon, one of the founders of the ARHA, the group became affiliated with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) in its infancy. The NHRA’s highly acclaimed judging format proved a solid platform for growth.

TR Texas T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), Leading Overall and Half-Arabian Money Earner with winnings of $49,200.

Spend a little time around the reining arena at any horse show and you observe a different atmosphere from elsewhere on the grounds. Arabian reining has an infectious spirit of enthusiasm and friendly camaraderie. The entire crowd breaks into a roar of approval for an amazing slide. Even more interesting, some of those cheering are probably even in competition against the horse and rider for whom they applaud.

In 2005 three gentlemen, Dick Ames, of Cedar Ridge Arabians, Tom Redmond of Wolf Springs Ranch and Joe Betten, stepped up with seed money to launch the ARHA’s Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity. Regarded as the “founding fathers” of the Futurity, much of the accelerated success of the ARHA traces to the vision of these men. They believe horse shows should be fun—with some financial incentives added to enhance that fun. They continue to support new and innovative promotional ideas. The idea for the SmartPax Celebrity Slide, on Monday, February 18, 2013, originated with Joe Betten. “Reining people allow other people, and not necessarily people who ride reining horses, but simply people who ride well, to get on our horses and give it a try,” comments Betten. “This fact gives

This is competition that even the completely uneducated spectator can understand and enjoy. Each competitor in a class rides the same pattern, with every horse and rider judged one ride at a time. Perhaps, because of this, competitors have a greater sense of control in their own performances and are better able to appreciate a “good go” from a peer. The slides and spins, although only two elements of the required riding pattern for each competitor, are visual demonstrations of skill and training to which the entire audience instantly connects with verbal enthusiasm. Reining is currently the fastest growing discipline in the Arabian show scene and with good reason. According to the Arabian Reining Horse Association (ARHA) the Scottsdale Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Finals total payout between 2005 to 2012 is an impressive $1,081,468.32. Little

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ARHA Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Founders, l-r: Tom Redmond, Dick Ames and Joe Betten.

us opportunities to do unusual promotions and get people excited about our sport.” Launched in 2010, this Celebrity Slide event couples about a half dozen willing participants from other show disciplines who have good basic riding skills, assigns them to a reining trainer for a few sessions of intense training and pits them against each other in competition. First, however, the action heats up by auctioning each rider-trainer team in a Calcutta with 65% of the auction total awarded to the buyer of the winning team and the balance donated to ARHA. It’s great fun, friendly competition, a great marketing demonstration, and a fun evening even for those new to reining. A review of Futurity Finals payout amounts reveals the stiff competition in reining where the five Top Ten Half-Arabian money earners all claim $40,000 plus. Half-Arabian TR Texas T, for owner Dick Ames and trained by Brian Welman, ranks number one at $49,200. On the Purebred side, the same owner/trainer duo claims top honor with Fyre In The Skye at $45,000, and TA Mozart for owner Kimberly Tillman and trainer John O’Hara are 2nd with earnings of $36,000. The Top Ten purebred division winning owner statistics show Richard Ames in the lead with six winners totaling $99,831. Second position is shared by five owners at two winners each, Bazy Tankersley, Buckshot Farms, Kimberly Tillman, Sharon Davis and Timothy Anderson. Top Ten Half-Arabian winning owner honors go to Wolf Spring Ranches, Inc. with six winners. Buckshot Farms takes second place with five winners, third place Richard Ames claims four winners, with Joe Betten and Timothy Anderson recording three each. The fifth spot, with two winners each, is held by six owners, Eleanor Hamilton, Heath Herndon, Jensen Arabians, Inc., KBG Texas Marketing, Kevin Rosenbaum and Kit Hall. Among the winning owners is long-time breeder, Eleanor Hamilton, of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm in Rogers, MN. In addition, Eleanor is ARHA president, and she observes, “I’m getting many more calls this season from people looking for good reining bloodstock. People understand that breeding specifically for reining type requires the right foundation mares.” Her stallion, Hesa Zee is the sire of this year’s Grand Prize ARHA Reining Futurity Raffle horse, EAF American Honey—who just might be yours with the purchase of a $10 raffle ticket at the show.

Keith Krichke, winner of the 2012 Scottsdale Celebrity Slide.

FyRe In The skye (Hesa Zee x Sarabask), Leading Purebred and #2 Overall Money Earner with winnings of $45,000.

“We are very pleased that our show entries in most divisions are on par with last year and up somewhat in purebred classes,” continues Hamilton. “Non-pro entries are also up for this show, meaning we have more and more riders interested in reining, exactly what we want to see.” Phyllis LaMalfa, executive director of the ARHA, points to sponsor support as further evidence of the success of the Futurity Finals and Classic Show. “Wells Fargo Advisors

Ta MozaRT (Kordelas x Marieta), #2 Purebred and Top Overall Money Earner with winnings of $36,000.

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Reining HistoRy Lesson Reining evolved from working ranch horse skills, into a standard of performance required to be the best. Sixty-two years ago the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) officially recognized reining as a sport, as did the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) with acceptance in its western division and certain breed divisions. Seventeen years later, in 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) was founded in the United States. In 2000 the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) accepted reining as a recognized discipline. International reining competitions, including the world Equestrian Games, are regulated by the FEI in concert with NRHA. NRHA enjoys global membership and the NRHA Judging System sets the standards for combining technical maneuvers with style and appearance measured against their degree of difficulty. This Judging System has been used by numerous adapted disciplines.

Judging Reining CLasses A five-member NRHA approved judging team presides over all NRHA sanctioned events. The high and low scores are discarded and the results tabulated from the remaining three score cards. A base score of 70 points is set as the equivalent of an average ride with a half point to 1.5-point addition or subtraction for maneuvers performed above or below average. A zero score indicates an average, correct performance. The NRHA Handbook states, “To rein a horse is not only to guide him, but also to control his every movement. The best reined horse should be willingly guided or controlled with little or no apparent resistance and dictated to completely.” The formal pattern sets include combinations of small slow circles, large fast circles, flying lead changes, roll backs over the hocks, turns of 360 degrees done with one rear foot in place and the signature element in reining, a sliding stop from a full gallop known as “the slide.” Every class is assigned one of the patterns from the handbook, every competitor rides the same pattern and each pattern must be completed in the exact order described.

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Hollywood Playboy (Hollywood White x Ora), #2 Half-Arabian and Top Overall Money Earner with winnings of $42,000.

returns as our arena sponsor, Markel Insurance Company this year sponsors our Draw Party, Kyle Tack from Whitesboro, Texas returns for a seventh year, Bingham Equipment Company returns as our tractor sponsor and SmartPax returns as our Celebrity Slide event sponsor. In addition, this year Silver Spurs Equine, LLC joins to promote their American Quarter Horse stallions to our breeders.” At the end of the show last year, the “founding fathers” came forward with a message of continuing support for the Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity. At that time Dick Ames, recognizing the need to reassure people about the program said, “Those who have worked toward breeding Arabian reiners now know that their efforts can continue, there is going to be a market for their stock. This sport is growing even as some of the other show disciplines are struggling a bit, interest in reining is growing.” Joe Betten points to the accuracy of Ames’ statements. “I ride with Crystal McNutt who sold nine reiners between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. And I know she is looking for several clients now. I saw more excitement and enthusiasm for reining at U.S. Nationals and I see that enthusiasm plus more carrying forward to this show.” In the words of Tom Redmond, “What is important now is that we ‘grow the business’, get more people involved. Bring in additional prize money and keep the momentum going. We’ve got a long way to go to have the kind of money the Quarter Horse shows offer, but we’ve got a solid product here and people committed to the future.” A little time spent observing all the laughter and good-natured humor flowing around the arena proves the best introduction to reining. The combination of western clothing, boots and hats, great love for horses, and people who enjoy each other’s company while talking horses makes for an easy sell. Then add the potential for cash rewards, and maybe … a reining Arabian or Half-Arabian is in your future. n

THE 2005-2012 SCOTTSDALE REINING FUTURITIES— To date, since 2005, the Scottsdale Reining Futurity Finals has paid out over one million! *($1,081,468.32). Payouts provided by ARHA and are Championship Payout figures only.

Top Ten Overall Money Earners— 1. TR TEXAS T - $49,200 – Champion ($40,000) and 3rd ($9,200) 2008 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 2. FYRE IN THE SKYE - $45,000 – Champion ($20,000) and Champion ($25,000) 2009 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2008 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 3. HOLLYWOOD PLAYBOY - $42,000 – Champion ($40,000) and 6th ($2,000) 2006 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - O: Fieldcrest Farms LLC, T: Crystal McNutt 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - O: Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson, Trainer: Gordon Potts 4. TR SKID MARK - $40,520 – Champion ($36,000) and 7th ($4,520) 2010 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - T: Tyson Randle 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - T: Matt Mills O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 5. JSN WHIZZEN - $40,400 – 6th ($4,400) and Champion ($36,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2011 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Jensen Arabians, Inc., T: Crystal McNutt 6. DIAMONDS A SHINING – Champion - $40,000 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Joe Betten, T: Crystal McNutt 7. CR DUDLEY DUN RIGHT – Champion - $36,000 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Robert and Devin Miller, T: Steve Schwartzenberger TA MOZART - $36,000 – Champion ($16,000) and Champion ($20,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2011 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Kimberly Tillman, T: John O’Hara TUCKS FOR BUCKS – Champion - $36,000 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Catherine and Robert Walther, T: John O’Hara 8. BSF STARBUCK - $30,000 – Reserve ($15,000) and Reserve ($15,000) 2008 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Boyd and Julie Batterman, T: John O’Hara 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Buckshot Farms, T: John O’Hara DUN WALTZIN – Champion - $30,000 2012 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Cheryl and Bryan Nelson, T: Tyson Randle

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Top Five Purebred Money Earners—

1. FYRE IN THE SKYE - $45,000 – Champion ($20,000) and Champion ($25,000) 2009 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2008 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman

4. MINDING PS AND QS - $24,200 – Champion ($20,000) and 3rd ($4,200) 2007 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2006 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman

2. TA MOZART - $36,000 – Champion ($16,000) and Champion ($20,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2011 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Kimberly Tillman, T: John O’Hara

5. TA KHALIL - $20,500 – Reserve ($10,250) and Reserve ($10,250) 2008 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC T: Tyson Randle 2007 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC T: Crystal McNutt O: GL and George Wiley II

3. WHAT IT TAKES – Champion - $25,000 2006 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc., T: Tyson Randle

Top Five Half-Arabian Money Earners—

1. TR TEXAS T - $49,200 – Champion ($40,000) and 3rd ($9,200) 2008 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames/Mindy Peters? (2/20/08), T: Brian Welman 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman

3. TR SKID MARK - $40,520 – Champion ($36,000) and 7th ($4,520) 2010 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC T: Tyson Randle 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC,T: Matt Mills O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

2. HOLLYWOOD PLAYBOY - $42,000 – Champion ($40,000) and 6th ($2,000) 2006 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Fieldcrest Farms LLC, T: Crystal McNutt 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson, T: Gordon Potts

4. JSN WHIZZEN - $40,400 – 6th ($4,400) and Champion ($36,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2011 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Jensen Arabians, T: Crystal McNutt

by Number of Winners 1. Richard Ames 2. Buckshot Farms Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 3. Timothy Anderson 4. Joe Betten

5. DIAMONDS A SHINING – Champion - $40,000 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Joe Betten, T: Crystal McNutt

Top Five Overall Owners— 10 7 7 5 4

Top Five Purebred Owners— By Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Kimberly Tillman 3. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 4. GL and George Wiley II 5. David Kent

$99,831 $39,350 $25,000 $20,500 $20,000

by Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 3. Joe Betten 4. Timothy Anderson 5. Jensen Arabians, Inc.

Top Five Half-Arabian Owners— By Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 3. Joe Betten 4. Jensen Arabians, Inc. 5. Fieldcrest Farms LLC

Richard Ames of Cedar Ridge Arabians, both Leading Overall Owner by Number of Winners and Purebred and Half-Arabian Owner by Payouts totaling $161,061.

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$161,061 $82,080 $58,300 $47,400 $46,800

$61,230 $57,080 $54,800 $41,350 $40,000

Top Five Overall Breeders— by Payout 1. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 2. Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson 3. Joyce Borchardt 4. Crown Ranch 5. Buckshot Farms

$153,788 $73,535 $69,200 $65,220 $60,760

Top Five Purebred Breeders—

By Payout 1. Joyce Borchardt 2. Toskhara Arabians LP 3. Debra and Craig Netwig 4. Mr. And Mrs. R B Reed 5. Sage Hill Arabians

$69,200 $44,800 $25,000 $22,180 $20,000

Top Five Half-Arabian Breeders— By Payout 1. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 2. Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson 3. Crown Ranch 4. Buckshot Farms 5. Jensen Arabians, Inc.

Tom Redmond of Wolf Springs Ranches, both Leading Overall and Half-Arabian Breeder by Payouts totaling $153,788.

by Number of Winners 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. John O’Hara 4. Brian Welman 5. Jim Anderson Kim Diercks Matt Mills

Joyce Borchardt, Leading Half-Arabian Breeder by Payouts totaling $69,200.

Top Five Overall Trainers— 21 16 14 9 5 5 5

Top Five Purebred Trainers— By Payout 1. Brian Welman 2. John O’Hara 3. Crystal McNutt 4. Tyson Randle 5. Nathan Kent

$135,193 $73,535 $65,220 $50,200 $41,350

$100,356 $56,610 $51,190 $43,750 $24,050

by Payout 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. John O’Hara 4. Brian Welman 5. Steve Schwartzenberger

$207,030 $179,050 $173,130 $162,385 $59,980

Top Five Half-Arabian Trainers—

By Payout 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. John O’Hara 4. Brian Welman 5. Steve Schwartzenberger

Crystal McNutt, Leading Trainer of Overall Number of Winners and Payouts (also Half-Arabian) totaling $207,030.

$159,880 $135,300 $116,520 $60,230 $59,980

Brian Welman, Leading Purebred and Top Overall Trainer in Payouts totaling $162,385.

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by Number of Winners 1. Zee Mega Bucks 2. Hollywood Dun It (deceased) Hollywood White 3. Jaborrs Impack Were Dun

by Number of Winners 1. Zee Mega Bucks 2. Jaborrs Impack 3. AM Good Oldboy Hesa Zee Kordelas

by Number of Winners 1. Hollywood Dun It (deceased) Hollywood White 2. Were Dun 3. Tucknicolor 4. Basic Four Ima Dun Kid

Top Five Overall Sires—

9 7 7 5 5

Sire’s Owner Russ Brown AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. AQHA

by Payout 1. Zee Mega Bucks 2. Hollywood White 3. Hesa Zee 4. Ima Dun Kid 5. Hollywood Dun It (deceased)

$105,075 $80,831 $73,388 $61,468 $52,440

Sire’s Owner Russ Brown AQHA Eleanor Hamilton AQHA AQHA - McQuay’s Stables

$105,075 $73,388 $46,480 $43,179 $25,000

Sire’s Owner Russ Brown Eleanor Hamilton Toskhara Arabians LP Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. Debra and Craig Netwig

$80,831 $61,468 $52,440 $50,950 $42,487

Sire’s Owner AQHA AQHA AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA AQHA - McBride Quarter Horses

Top Five Purebred Sires—

9 5 4 4 4

Sire’s Owner Russ Brown Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. Bazy Tankersley Eleanor Hamilton Toskhara Arabians LP

by Payout 1. Zee Mega Bucks 2. Hesa Zee 3. Kordelas 4. Jaborrs Impack 5. GA N Khredible

Top Five Half-Arabian Sires— 7 7 5 4 3 3

Russ Brown’s Zee Mega Bucks, Leading Overall and Purebred Sire by Number of Winners and Payouts totaling $105,075.

Eleanor Hamilton’s Hesa Zee, Ranked #2 Purebred and Top Overall by Payouts totaling $73,388.

Sire’s Owner AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA AQHA AQHA AQHA AQHA

The late Hollywood Dun It (AQHA), Leading Half-Arabian Sire and #2 Overall by Number of Winners.

by Payout 1. Hollywood White 2. Ima Dun Kid 3. Hollywood Dun It (deceased) 4. Were Dun 5. Jumping Jack Whiz

Hollywood White (AQHA), Leading Half-Arabian Sire and Top Overall in Payouts totaling $80,831

Bazy Tankersley’s AM Good Oldboy, Top Purebred Sire by Number of Winners.

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Wolf Springs Ranches’s Jaborrs Impack, Ranked #2 Purebred and Top Overall Sire by Number of Winners.

Toskhara Arabian’s Kordelas, Top Purebred Sire by Number of Winners and Payouts totaling $46,480.

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e l d n a R n Scottsdale Reining Futurity Trainer o s y T Payouts Totaling $179,050

Dun Waltzin

Smoking Gun

(Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa)

(Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale)

Owners: Bryan and cheryl nelson 2012 U.S. National Champion HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity (Score 227) 2012 U.S. National Champion HA/AA Reining Junior Horse (Score 227) 2012 Scottsdale Champion HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic 2012 Scottsdale Champion HA/AA Reining Junior Horse

Owner: kGB texas marketinG 2012 U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity (Score 223) 2012 U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Reining Junior Horse (Score 223) 2012 Scottsdale Top Ten HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic 2012 Scottsdale Top Ten HA/AA Reining Junior Horse

Winnings $40,000+

Winnings $10,000+

Easy Dun It

Buckshot Texas Ranger

Owners: Bryan and cheryl nelson 2012 U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity

Owner: Buckshot Farms 2012 U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity 2012 U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Reining Junior Horse 2012 Scottsdale Top Ten HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic 2012 Scottsdale Top Ten HA/AA Reining Junior Horse

(Walla Walla Dun It x Basyna)

(Were Dun x Arch of ElPasa)

available for Purchase

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Standing At Stud

Whiz Van Winkle

, AQHA (Topsail Whiz, AQHA x My Way Oakle, AQHA)

• • • • • • •

2010 World Show qualifier, Open and Amateur 2010 Congress Champion Senior Reining 2010 Congress Top Ten Amateur Reining Multi-Morrison Bronze winner Multiple saddle winner Nominated to all major futurities NRBC enrolled

2008 Regional Champion Junior Reining and NAAC Champion Open. In 2010 he earned a ROM in Amateur and Open Winnings to date over $25,000

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Opening breeding fee: $500 Shipped semen available

Owned by: McNamara Performance Horses

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Zee Mega Bucks (Xenophonn x Somthing Special, by Gay Apollo++)

#1 Overall Sire

of Scottsdale Reining Futurity Winners, earning over $105,000! U.S. NatioNal ChampioN arabiaN reiNiNg FUtUrity horSe

2x CaNadiaN NatioNal reServe ChampioN reiNiNg horSe 6x U.S. NatioNal top teN reiNiNg horSe

Owned by: Diamond B Training Stables Russ and Mary Jane Brown Mailing Address: PO Box 1061, Newberg, OR 97132 Street Address: 14720 NE Tangen Rd, Newberg, OR 97132 Barn: 503-538-7956 • Mary: 503-539-3763 • Russ: 503-550-7438 • E-mail: 18 ScottSdale Reining | ARABiAN HORsE TiMEs

Following in their sire’s footsteps … HH Maxemus

(Zee Mega Bucks x Khabreah)

2004 U.S. National Champion Arabian Reining Futurity Horse

TR Skid Mark

(Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip)

2010 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Reining Futurity

Tucks for Bucks

(Zee Mega Bucks x Tucker E Chex)

2009 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Reining Futurity

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AQHA Palomino Stallion Hollywood Dun It x LA Cody Money

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2005 – 2012 Scottsdale Reining Futurities … WERE DUN Top Overall and Half-Arabian Sire by Payouts of $50,950 BUCKSHOT FARMS Ranked #2 Overall Owner by Number of Winners Top Overall Owner by Payouts of $45,840 Ranked #2 Overall Breeder by Number of Winners Top Overall Breeder by Payouts of $60,760

Were Dun has sired less than 25 Half-Arabians. 15 of those foals have entered the show arena and gotten it “Dun”… 5 National Championships 8 National Reserve Championships 39 National Top Tens 29 Regional Championships 8 Regional Reserve Championships 3 Scottsdale Championships 3 Scottsdale Reserve Championships 22 Scottsdale Top Tens

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire 2013 Stud Fee $1,500

Cori Vokoun (402) 416-8459

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and a ‘Huge’ Thank You to Dick Ames, for the great opportunities you have given us over the years with great horses! We look forward to many more.

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Champions Made Here!

Brennas Golden dunit

Ben T THere DunTHaT ra Brennas Golden Dunit x Minding Ps And Qs

Competing in 2013 SCottSdale arabian reining Futurity Owned by: Dick Ames • Contact: Brian Welman • 612-991-5881

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Dun WiTH STyle ra Brennas Golden Dunit x Minding Ps And Qs

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all MaxeD OuT ra HH Maxemus x Marliera

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gOne n DuniT ra gO Brennas Golden Dunit x Marliera

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HH MaxeMuS National Champion Stallion

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5-Year-Olds BuCkY moNtANA mister montana NiC x Jaborrs lita Bay Gelding 2008 GoNe N DuNit rA Brennas Golden Dunit x marliera Grey Gelding 2008 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4-Year-Olds All mAxeD out rA HH maxemus x marliera Bay Gelding 2009 DuN WitH StYle rA Brennas Golden Dunit x minding Ps And Qs Bay Gelding 2009 BeN tHere DuNtHAt rA Brennas Golden Dunit x minding Ps And Qs Buckskin Gelding 2009 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3-Year-Olds DuNit oN FYre rA Brennas Golden Dunit x Fyre in the Skye Buckskin Gelding 2010 DuNit mY WAY rA Hollywood Dun it x minding Ps And Qs Dunn Gelding 2010 mAx DuNit rA HH maxemus x She Dun Slid Buckskin Filly 2010 mAxemillioN rA HH maxemus x Jaborrs lita Chestnut Colt 2010 mAxeziP rA HH maxemus x lil miss Sassy Bay Colt 2010 mAxS Girl rA HH maxemus x marliera Bay Filly 2010 ________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2-Year-Olds 7-mAr FillY 20-mAr FillY 14-APr FillY

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3x National Champion

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“Arabian and Half-Arabian reining has become extremely specialized and competitive. Buying your next reiner from Ames reining gives you the topand bottom-side breeding necessary to stay in the hunt.” —tyson randle

National Reserve Champion

Take a SPin Amara Spizzirri trAiNer: Dan Huss



2012 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Reining Futurity

“Dick Ames has constantly produced reining horses that compete and win. i own some that validate this.” —Joe Betten When you purchase a reining horse from Dick Ames, you can trust that you are buying a high quality horse. my horse, take A Spin, has proved this in and out of the show ring. — Amara Spizzirri

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“THINKING WHERE I’vE bEEN CREATES CHAmPION REINERS.” —Noted backward philosopher and Arabian breeder, Tom RedmoNd

2005–2012 Top Ten Scottsdale Reining Futurities … WOLF SPRINGS RANCH


Overall Breeder by Number of Winners Overall Breeder by Payout, Earnings of $153,788 Half-Arabian Breeder by Number of Winners Half-Arabian Breeder by Payout, Earnings of $135,193 Half-Arabian Owner by Number of Winners

Jaborrs Impack+// Top Arabian Reining Sire by Number of Winners Top Arabian Reining Sire by Payout Top Overall Reining Sire by Number of Winners Top Overall Reining Sire by Payout, Earning $43,179 TR

Skid Mark

Earnings $40,520 H/A Reining Futurity Classic Champion and Top Ten Top Half-Arabian Money Earner Top Overall Money Earner

What It Takes Earnings $25,000 Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champion Top Arabian Money Earner

Jaborrs Impack The Redmond Family Santa Ynez, California

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by Xenophonn 1988 Bay Arabian Stallion Sire of FYRE IN THE SKYE ($45,000) Leading Purebred Money Earner Scottsdale Reining Futurity and MINDING PS AND QS ($24,200) 4th - Top Ten Leading Purebred Money Earner Scottsdale Reining Futurity. Sire of dam of JSN WHIZZEN ($40,400) 4th - Top Ten Leading HA Money Earner Scottsdale Reining Futurity.

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Hesa Zee+/ has sired offspring that have won over $100,000 in Reining Futurity Prizes in the Hesa Fest Futurities and at the Scottsdale Show in the Purebred and Half-Arabian Reining Futurities!


A Passion For Quality... Flavia Torres and Haras FT By LUIZ ROCCO

World Champion FT Shaella (Shael Dream Desert x Soul Pretty TGS), bred by Haras FT and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud

When detailed attention was paid to the Arabian horse for the first time, during a visit to Nagib Audi’s famous Haras Santa Gertrudes in the ‘80s, Brazilian breeder Flavia Torres could not imagine that one day she would create national champions and one world champion, but the passion was at first sight.

Accustomed to riding and practicing jumping in São Paulo, Flavia began to devote herself to her own Arabian horses in 1992, at Rancho Quatro Estações (Four Seasons Ranch), aiming to use them as a form of leisure and also to ride at the endurance events. But an almost daily contact and greater insight into the details of pedigrees, conformation and type, led her to breeding itself. Established then in the city of Boituva, São Paulo state, Haras FT is a brand that is now recognized for its quality standards.

FT Piera (Guaalib NVC x FT Pietra, by Yllan El Jamaal), Champion Filly at a Class A show in Brazil

TS Penélope (Don El Chall x Fairness FHP, by Ali Jamaal), Dam of four Yllan El Jamaal daughters

Among the first broodmares were Flame And Fortune, sired by Bask Flame out of an Ibn Morafic daughter, purchased at auction, and her daughter Bint SW Flame, by Brazilian National Champion Stallion Expoente. Both brought good results in the show ring. In addition, other mares with established pedigrees containing El Shaklan, AF Damaskus and Ali Jamaal, among others, generated products of sufficient quality for export. With this, Haras FT’s involvement became all encompassing, including a training center that assisted in the presentation and marketing of horses.

FT Porcelyn (FT Wuotan x NNL Prolifika, by Bronnz)

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FT Patsy (Yllan El Jamaal x TS Penélope)

FT Wuotan (Yllan El Jamaal x ST Mars Shaklina), owned by La Movida Arabians, Austria

At the same time, Haras FT became a partner with two horses that haveworked very well in the program: Yllan El Jamaal and Shael Dream Desert. Yllan El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Acuity, by Bey Shah), was bred by Lenita Perroy’s Haras Meia Lua. His first product was the grey FT Wuotan (x ST Mars Shaklina), who shows a lot of refinement and unique structure. At three years of age, FT Wuotan and also his daughter, FT Flames Fantasy, were sold to Halsdon Arabians, in England. With the mare TS Penelope, Yllan went on to produce four full sisters, including FT Pandora, sold to Haras Meia Lua, FT Patsy, FT Pietra, and FT Paloma. Another Penelope daughter, FT Petra, sired by Pscore, was Champion Filly at one of Brazil’s Class A shows in 2012.

FT Majeeda El Yllan (Yllan El Jamaal x Monsoon Bey, by Bey Shah), Brazilian National Filly Champion

Yllan El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Acuity, by Bey Shah), currently owned by Haras JM

In 2001, however, the world market began to signal a change that future products would have to be more “European”. A new phase was begun, changing the breeding plans with the acquisition of a group of beautiful mares with emphasis on Arabian type and movement. Among these mares were: TS Penelope, by Don El Chall, and her mother Fairness FHP (by Ali Jamaal); India Reyna (BF Renaissance x Italia El Jamaal), and Baleena EB (CG Balih El Jamaal x NNL Prolifika), who was later sold to Italy where she was named Reserve National Champion Mare.

FT Indyanna (Yllan El Jamaal x India Reyna, by BF Renaissance), owned by Ferdinand Huemer, Austria

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Black stallion Bogart El Perseus (Perseus El Jamaal x TW Bey Fantasy, by Bey Shah), owned by Flavia Torres, Dulce Rosas and Brasilio de Alcântara Machado

FT Sofia El Bogart (Bogart El Perseus x Sultana CMC, by Jaayd)

FT Francesca Bogart (Bogart El Perseus x Fairness FHP, by Ali Jamaal)

A cross between one of Bey Shah’s daughters and Yllan El Jamaal has also produced proven results, as shown by FT Majeeda El Yllan (x Monsoon Bey). She was chosen National Champion Filly, after a strong contest that included some fillies imported from the United States. One of Flavias’s proudest moments as an Arabian horse breeder, Majeeda is today one of the most important mares of the farm, producing foals of very high quality with different stallions. The quest for fillies and mares that fit this line of breeding continued. One of them wrote a chapter in the history of the farm: Soul Pretty TGS (by Shahllenger), purchased when she was a little over a year old. A year later, Flavia decided to take an embryo of hers for the then promising stallion Shael Dream Desert, owned by a syndicate which Haras FT is a part of. The product was FT Shaella, a beautiful filly with an exuberant attitude, and considered one of the pinnacles of the FT breeding program. A star from her first day of life, at six months of age she was sold to Dubai Arabian Stud and has become the most successful of her generation. Always handled by Italian handler Paolo Capecci, she has won the most important titles in the world; the 2010 Aachen Nations Cup and World Cup Filly at the Salon du Cheval in Paris. In 2012, competing as a mare, she returned to the ring winning at Menton, in the French Riviera, and at the All Nations Cup, in Aachen, Germany.

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Belleberry Bey C (Don El Chall x Blackberry Bey TGS, by Shahllenger)

The cross of Yllan El Jamaal with the chestnut India Reyna has also been very fruitful. The first product of both, FT Ingrid, is one of the better broodmares of the farm and her younger sister, FT Indyanna, was incorporated by the prestigious roster of mares of La Movida Arabians in Austria.

Last December she was elected World Silver Champion Mare in Paris and with the new year, Shaella has captured the Golden Champion Medal at the Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz International Arabian Horse Festival, in Saudi Arabia. Recently, Haras FT brought from Haras Meia Lua, the black stallion Bogart El Perseus (Perseus El Jamaal x TW Bey Fantasy, by Bey Shah), Brazilian National Reserve Champion Colt. His progeny have proven his exquisite conformational traits pass on, shown by the quality of his daughters who exhibit the recognized “Jamaal look”, beauty and movement. In addition, another young stallion was also acquired from Haras Vila dos Pinheiros, the chestnut Lancelot Chall HVP (Magnum Chall HVP x Lady Psyche HVP, by Padrons Psyche). Other fillies and proven mares have become part of the group: HI Gabyy (by Don el Chall), Miss Ecaho (by Ecaho), Miuccia Carol (by AF Shaman), Belleberry Bey DC (by Don El Chall), Odysseia El Ludjin (by Ludjin El Jamaal) and Hillary VCM (by Magnum Psyche), which produced the three-time Brazilian National Champion FT Havanna El Keav (by HK Keav Power), now owned by Haras Cruzeiro.

FT Havanna El Kiev (HK Kiev El Power x Hillary VCM, by Magnum Psyche), owned by Haras Cruzeiro

FT Priscilla (Lancelot Chall HVP x TS Penélope)

Lancelot Chall HVP (Magnum Chall HVP x Lady Psyche HVP by Padrons Psyche), owned by Flavia Torres, Dulce Rosas and Brasilio de Alcântara Machado.

Hillary VCM (Magnum Psyche x Hafati Isadora, by RSD Dark Victory)

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Shael Dream Desert (Ansata Shaamis x Elettra), Sire of FT Shaella, owned by a syndicate when was in Brazil, including Haras FT. Today is owned by Freeland Farms, USA

Flavia spends almost all of her time at the farm, watching the progress of the foals, breeding and receiving personal visits to the farm. “I’m happy because Haras FT has become a place to visit of the ‘whose who’ for international breeders who come to Brazil. I credit it to the success that FT Shaella has achieved in the European and Middle Eastern show circuit, and I know the work we are doing here, we are doing well, from the positive remarks we receive from visitors to the farm.” she explains. Aryes El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x Arianna Shah, by Shahllenger), owned by her and a group of Brazilian breeders has also been added to the breeding roster. Besides the stallions that are in Brazil, Flavia is also using the frozen semen services from other international stallions, like QR Marc, Marwan Al Shaqab, Gazal Al Shaqab, WH Justice and Ajman Moniscione, to name a few. “I think we have great potential with our group of mares. With their background and the use of some of the most important stallions of today, I believe Haras FT can continue to be a quality source for breeders who want to share in it,” she concludes.

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FT Saamira (Shael Dream Desert x Soul Pretty TGS), full sister to FT Shaella

Soul Pretty TGS (Shahllenger x HMA Clyquot, by Montana), dam of FT Shaella

Miuccia Carol (AF Shaman x CN Neville, by Delmar)

Aryes El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x Arianna Shah, by Shahllenger), owned by Aryes Associates

FT Moon Marc (QR Marc x Miuccia Carol)

FT Greta (Bogart El Perseus x HI Gabyy, by Don El Chall), sold at FT Elite to Haras JM

FT Iris (Shael Dream Desert x India Reyna), Owned by Haras Alianรงa and Haras WZ

Last September, Haras FT held its first special event, the FT Elite, a party which brought together Brazilian and international breeders. Some mares and fillies were available for sale as well as embryo rights from some of the most important broodmares of the farm. Haras FT plans to make this an annual event, always providing outstanding products from its breeding program.

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Boituva – São Paulo State – Brazil email: +5511 98134-4141

FT Farizha (Shael Dream Desert x Fadshah, by Shahllenger)



In every generation, there are certain individuals who emerge as leaders; they are visionaries who influence our lives and the world we live in. Jose Alves Filho is recognized as a leader within the international business world. He is a successful entrepreneur who used his dedicated work ethic, intellect and ingenuity to develop his business into the leading producer and distributor of Coca Cola products in Brazil. Jose Alves Filho’s thriving business satisfies his professional ambition, but it is his wife, Maisa Tucci Alves, his family and his Arabian horses that fulfill his heart’s passions. Jose Alves is a dedicated husband and family man whose greatest joy comes from sharing life with those he loves. His other source of happiness is Haras JM, home of his world-class Arabian horses. Jose Alves combined his strong business sense with his passion and creativity to build Haras JM into one of the most influential Arabian horse farms in the world. The extreme beauty and quality, athletic ability and breeding of his horses has earned Haras JM the distinction of being named the Leading Breeder and Leading Exhibitor at the Brazilian Arabian Horse National Championships for the past nine consecutive years! From 2004 through 2012, Haras JM has held this honor. This is an incredible achievement unrivaled throughout the Arabian horse world. The success Haras JM enjoys today is truly remarkable. However, this high level of excellence was not accomplished overnight; it took several decades for Alves to research and study bloodlines, to become familiar with important individuals, to acquire his foundation mares, to select just the right stallions for them, to try, and try again, to produce a very specific kind of Arabian horse – the Haras JM kind of horse – one with a special beauty, grace, spirit, and style that captures our heart and steals our breath away. The Taj Mahal, one of the most beautiful and inspiring structures in the world, is often described as a monument to love. Haras JM is also a monument to love; Jose Alves’ love of the Arabian horse. How did he build Haras JM into one of the most beautiful, inspiring and important Arabian horse breeding farms in the world? The answer is – one horse at a time. 2 Haras JM | ArAbiAn Horse Times

Jose and Maisa Alves welcome guests to Haras JM

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Jose Alves’ family had bred Mangalarga horses for many years, when he finally surrendered to his sons’ pleas for Arabian horses. In 1989, they attended an auction and purchased two pleasure riding horses that came from the well known breeder, Luciano Cury. This was the beginning of a friendship, which has lasted more than 20 years. The family enjoyed the Arabian horses so much they soon decided to begin a dedicated breeding program.

“Europa El Jamaal’s impact on the Haras JM Breeding Program is priceless. She gave us the great opportunity to be known throughout the Arabian horse industry and around the world. Her impact on the recognition of Haras JM as a serious breeder was tremendous. She opened the eyes of people from Brazil, the United States, and the international community to start looking to Haras JM as a source of high quality Arabian horses.” Jose Alves Filho

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Every successful breeding program begins with a strong foundation. In 1990, Alves travelled to the United States with Cury and handpicked a small group of mares. They traveled from farm to farm, meeting breeders, discussing pedigrees, seeing horses, and looking for mares that met their criteria of extreme physical characteristics and proven breeding. It seems as though an invisible hand guided their journey and their choices. Among those very first mares selected were *Gay Shah Rose, *Fantasia Castana, *Malika Gay Event, *Solar Flair, and *SL White Lace. Within four short years, several of these mares would produce foals that would become national and international champions, as well as producers of national champions. They would make Haras JM a name respected by breeders around the world. After Alves purchased *SL White Lace, she remained in the United States and was shown to the titles of U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Mare. She finally arrived in Brazil in 1993 and was soon bred to *Ali Jamaal. The following year, on Valentine’s Day, February 14,1994, an exquisite bay filly was born. Alves named her Europa El Jamaal and she would take the world by storm! In her show ring career, the enchanting Europa El Jamaal was named National Champion in Brazil, Canada, the United States and Saudi Arabia. She was internationally acclaimed for her exquisite beauty, exotic type, spectacular conformation and balance, as well as her graceful carriage – her super-star status directed the spotlight on her breeder, Jose Alves and Haras JM.

Europa El Jamaal, bred by Haras JM, National Champion in Brazil, Canada, U.S., and Saudi Arabia

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**SL White Lace




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HARAS JM STAR MARES *SL WhItE LAcE (Strike x Four Winds Flare) EUROPA EL JAMAAL (*Ali Jamaal x *SL White Lace) GODIWA JM (Kaali JP x *SL White Lace) JARYtZA DI StYLE JM (*Style SRA x *SL White Lace) *BEY RADIANcE (Bey Shah x Lady tornado) *FANtASIA cAStANA (Barich de Washoe x Jamal colleen) *AFIRE StAR (Magnum Psyche x FA Fires Kontesa) *LADY SERENADE BhF (Magnum Psyche x Bey Serenade SF) c FANtASY ShAKLAN JM (El Shaklan X *Fantasia castana) JAKLANNA JM (Jahd El Jamaal x c Fantasy Shaklan JM) VAN ALIJA VAN ALIJA (*Ali Jamaal x caylah El Solare) LINNDAh ROSE JM (Argent El Jamaal x Danna Rose JM) cRIS EL LEthYF (Lethyf El Jamaal x c caorle) hEStORIAh JM (* NV Sure Fire x Nyska hcF) PIEttRA DI StYLE JM (*Style SRA x Divine NVc)

*SL White Lace produced a very strong female line at Haras JM. Her daughter Godiwa JM, by Kaali JP, is the dam of Brazilian National Champion English Pleasure, Khrystall JM, by *Style SRA; Brazilian National Champion Western Pleasure, Magnum Di Style JM, by *Style SRA; Brazilian National Champion Gelding, Royal Psyche JM, by Padrons Psyche and the Haras JM young favorites Tzarinna Di Pscore JM, by *Pscore and Uhladdy Jullyani JM, by *Jullyani. *SL White Lace also produced Jarytza Di Style JM, by *Style SRA. Jarytza Di Style JM is the dam of the promising young mares Tshakira Di Pscore JM, by *Pscore; Xakihra JM, by PRFI Maktub, and Xeyenne Di Pscore JM, also by *Pscore. In the years that followed, Alves acquired additional mares. He personally selected the mares, one by one, for their positive physical attributes and inherent breeding potential, all the while planning which stallion to pair them with in order to achieve his goal of producing extremely beautiful Arabian horses that could also be enjoyed in a variety of performance divisions. Alves believes that he must be open minded in his selection process, but certain families and bloodlines emerged as crosses that consistently produced the quality and style he hoped to achieve. Among his “Star Mares” were daughters and granddaughters of Bey Shah, *Ali Jamaal, Padrons Psyche, Magnum Psyche, and most recently, Marwan Al Shaqab. Volume 43, No. 9 | Haras JM 7

HARAS JM STALLIONS *STYLE SRA (Bey Shah x Socallite) *PSCORE (Padrons Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady) *JULLYANI (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Sharise)


PERIGNON (Marwan Al Shaqab x Psychic Karma)


MISTER STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Jaklanna JM ) SIR FAMES HBV (FFamess x Cajun Lady HCF)


YLLAN EL JAMAAL (*Ali Jamaal x *Acuity) *IIMAGINE (Magnum Psyche x RD Kashandra) *NIKOLAS PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche x Opus Rose JP) LADDIN BA (Aladdinn x AH Moonlytnroses)


SIR MARwAN CRF (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage)

Jose Alves also selected breeding stallions with the same, and perhaps even more rigorous, criteria. The stallions chosen by Alves are primarily sons and grandsons of these same influential sires – but Alves always gives strong consideration to the dam line of any stallion he considers using in his program. According to Alves, “The stallion must have the strength of pedigree to support the mare.” 8 Haras JM | ArAbiAn Horse Times

When asked which is most important in his breeding decisions, phenotype or genotype – looks or pedigree – Alves replied, “Looks show you what you have today; beauty, type, conformation, and character too. Pedigrees inform us about the past and also it holds the promise of the future. However, looks are still very important – after all, it is the beauty of the Arabian that captivates us.

“I am always looking for the kind of horse I want to breed; a horse with a beautiful face with big, dark, expressive eyes; small, tight ears; a long, shapely neck; a smooth, strong body that is balanced; a good tail set; great natural tail carriage; and a horse that moves with strength and spirit. I believe these are the most important qualities. This is the kind of horse we want to breed.”








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In 2012, Haras JM earned the amazing honor of being named Best Brazilian National Breeder and Best Brazilian National Exhibitor for the ninth consecutive year. Their champions included: Unanimous 2012 Brazilian National Champion Mare, Piettra Di Style JM, bred and owned by Maisa and José Alves of Haras JM. Piettra Di Style JM is by *Style SRA: she has an extensive and stellar show record. The lovely 2012 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Mare, Shannaya D’Magnum JM, a Magnum Psyche daughter, was also bred and owned by Maisa and José Alves of Haras JM. 10 Haras JM | ArAbiAn Horse Times

For some breeders, the show ring is the barometer of success. Although Alves has enjoyed tremendous success in the show ring with his horses, he says it does not dictate his breeding decisions at Haras JM, “The show ring is important, but not as much as breeding – at least not for me. I enjoy the competition with my friends and fellow breeders very much. However, I have learned that a show win does not guarantee future breeding greatness. As a breeder, I may be looking at a horse today, but I am thinking about it in terms of two to three generations from now. That is why the pedigree, the family, is really quite important.” The layering of these foundation bloodlines has created an incredibly strong breeding program that consistently produces generation upon generation of champions and champion producers. The results speak for themselves and Alves is understandably proud, “The show wins of which we are most proud of is our filly, Piettra Di Style JM (*Style SRA x Divine NVC), she was the 2012 Brazilian National Champion and we were again awarded the honor of Best Breeder and Exhibitor in Brazil. That makes nine consecutive years, from 2004 to 2012! We are so happy for our horses and grateful to our team who helped to make this all possible.”


Today, Haras JM is home too over 350 Arabian horses. They stand 11 stallions including the recently acquired reigning U.S. Reserve National Champion Futurity Stallion Sir Marwan CRF. Each year Haras JM has approximately 60 - 70 foals. Caring for the world-class Arabian horses of Haras JM requires a dedicated and professional team. The staff at Haras JM includes approximately 23 employees to manage the horses and property. In addition to the facility in Brazil, Haras JM has a Florida based operation in the United States, which the Alves family visits as often as their busy schedule will allow.


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SCORE JM (*Pscore x Hestoriah JM) Brazil Cup National Champion

LARABESKA DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Hestoriah JM) Brazilian National Champion

QCzAR MISTER JM (Mister Style JM x Ivory JM) Brazilian National Champion western Pleasure

LLAMORE DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Llana Van Ryad) Brazilian National Reserve Champion MISTER STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Jaklanna JM) Brazilian National Reserve Champion MYSKA JM (Don El Chall x Nyska HCF) Brazil Cup National Champion PIETTRA DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Divine NVC) Brazil National Champion Copa Brazil National Champion SHANNAYA D’MAGNUM JM (Magnum Psyche x Hushaby Bey) Brazilian National Reserve Champion NAPOLI DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Van Alija) Brazilian National Reserve Champion ONzzA DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Hestoriah JM) Brazilian National Reserve Champion Q D’STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Hestoriah JM) Brazilian National Champion ROYAL PSYCHE JM (Padrons Psyche x Godiwa JM) Brazilian National Champion Gelding Brazilian National Champion Of Liberty SHERRIzE D’PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Hall Victory Inn) Brazilian National Champion 12 Haras JM | ArAbiAn Horse Times


HAYzA JM (*Keystone Bey V x Key Rayza JP) Brazilian National Champion English Pleasure KHRYSTALL JM (*Style SRA x Godiwa JM) Brazilian National Champion English Pleasure MAGNUM DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Godiwa JM) Brazilian National Champion western Pleasure NKREDIBLE STYLE JM (*Style SRA x C Fantasy Shaklan JM) Brazilian National Champion western Pleasure


INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES: EUROPA EL JAMAAL (*Ali Jamaal x *SL white Lace) US National Champion Canadian National Champion Saudi Arabian National Champion LLAMORE DI STYLE JM (*Style SRA x Llana Van Ryad) US National Champion Canadian National Champion SHERRIzE D’PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Hall Victory Inn) Uruguay National Champion ONZZA DI STYLE JM






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SHANELLE DI MISTER JM (Mister Style JM x Cris El Lethyf)

URSULLA DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Mayka El Jamaal)

XAKLINNA DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Shaklina El Jahd HEC)

SHERRIzE D’PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Hall Victory IN)

VEGAS DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Taamara HVP)

XANNAYA DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Maynah)

TSHAKLINNA JULLYANI JM (*Jullyani x C Fantasy Shaklan JM)

VENITTIA DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Michelle Carol)

XAKIHRA JM (PRFI Maktub x Jarytza JM)

TAHRA DI JULLYANI JM (*Jullyani x Miss Di Style JM)

VIVAHRA D’YLLAN JM (Yllan El Jamaal x Hestoriah JM)

XEYENNE Di PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Jarytza JM)

TSHAKIRA DI PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Jarytza JM)

VANGELIKA EVER JM (Ever After x Hestoriah JM)

XATEYNA Di PSCORE JM (*Pscore x *Lady Serenade BHF)

UHLADDY JULLYANI JM (*Jullyani x Godiwa JM)

VICTORIAH D’PSCORE JM (*Pscore x Hestoriah JM)

XzOTIKA D’YLLAN JM (Yllan El Jamaal x Hestoriah JM)

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For more than twenty years, Jose Alves has bred Arabian horses of extreme beauty, quality, correctness, sweet character, and athletic ability. He blends the bloodlines like an artist blends colors to create a masterpiece. Among the horses Haras JM has produced over the years, there are special individuals that have come very close to Alves’ ideal. Every pairing of stallion and mare creates a fantastic possibility for the future. And as a breeder, Jose Alves enjoys today and dreams about tomorrow. “In 100 years from now, I would like Haras JM to be remembered as one of the five best Brazilian halter breeding farms and that its breeding program contributed and produced consistently high quality Arabian horses, not only for Haras JM, but for the entire Arabian horse community throughout the world.” Jose Alves Filho lives his life according to his values and he strongly believes in contributing to his community. As the President of the ABCCA, the Arabian Breeders Association of Brazil, he works to improve every aspect of the group’s efforts, Locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. This year, Brazil and the ABCCA will host the 2013 WAHO Conference, which will be held in conjunction with the Brazilian National Championships and a Brazilian Breeders Farm Tour. This will be one of the most exciting gatherings Arabian breeders will ever know. International guests will enjoy unparalleled hospitality on the farm tour. One of life’s greatest pleasures is a visit to one of the amazing Brazilian Arabian horse farms and to partake of their delicious bar-b-ques! Haras JM is one of the destinations of the Farm Tour. Jose and Maisa look forward with great pleasure to hosting an Open House, “We always look forward to welcoming friends and guests to Haras JM. It is with the greatest pleasure that we are able to share out love of the Arabian horse.” - FINI -

Jose Alves Filho & Maisa Tucci Alves

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Brazilian Nationals Photos and text by: Rogerio Santos Brazilian Arabian horse breeders met once again at the prestigious Helvetia Riding Centre in Indaiatuba, São Paulo, November 14–18, 2012, to celebrate the Nationals, the most important Arabian horse event in Brazil. Up to 650 animals participated in being judged in halter, performance, jumping and endurance, or were brought for sales purposes. Six judges were invited to alternate in panels of five per class and award the best among 177 halter horses and 78 in performance. Judges included David Boggs and Richard Petty from the U.S.; from Europe, Marek Trela of Poland and Jaroslav Lacina of Czechoslovakia; Dr. Nasr Marei from Egypt, and Fabio Alberto Amorosino from Brazil.

Brazilian National Champion Stallion VULCANO HVP (Nuzyr HCF x Lady Psyche HVP), shown by Chiquinho Rego Arabian Training Center for owner Vulcano Alliance.

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Brazilian National Champion Mare PIETRA DI STYLE JM (Style SRA x Divine NVC), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner José Alves Filho.

The Brazilian bred stallion Vulcano HVP was 2012 National Champion in the class for Senior Stallions (over 60 months) with three first places. The Reserve, the North American Eccentric Valentino (DA Valentino), received two first places on the judges’ cards. Vulcano HVP already had Brazilian National Championship titles: Reserve as Junior Colt, Champion Young Colt and Reserve Young

Stallion. His offspring also carries several Brazilian National Reserve Champion Mare JR championship BURMAGNY (Burman HVP x JR Magnificarash), shown by Chiquinho Rego Arabian Training Center for titles. Bred owner Vila dos Pinheiros. by Haras Vila dos Pinheiros, Vulcano nowadays belongs to the Vulcano Alliance, formed by the stud farms Canaã, Casa Branca, Estância Lago do Sol and Platina. A son of champions, his sire, Nuzyr HCF, a Brazilian Reserve National Champion, is bred by the classic stud farm Capim Fino,. The 2012 Brazilian National Reserve Champion, Eccentric Valentino (by DA Valentino), owned by Fazenda Floresta Stud Farm, had the North American National Champion titles as 3-5 years, Reserve Senior Stallion, as well as Canadian National Champion Colt.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Stallion ECCENTRIC VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Amelia B), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Luciana Fasano.

The unanimous 2012 Brazilian National Champion Mare was Pietra Di Style JM, bred and owned by Maisa

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and José Alves’ JM Stud farm, she has an extensive and stellar show record. Her sire is Bey Shah’s son, Style SRA. Pietra’s Reserve JR Burmagny (by Burman HVP), belongs now to Vila dos Pinheiros Stud Farm. Their category was represented by not too many mares, but all of high quality, according to praises from the judges. Most of the judges’ cards showed very similar numbers, however, there weren’t many unanimous results. Besides Pietra as mare, there were the Champions Junior Junior Filly Esperanzza Al Ventur (by HK Keav Power), owned by Arabes de Santa Ventura, and Jazeer De Wiec (Debowiec)

Brazilian National Champion Young Stallion JAZEER DE WIEC (Debowiec x Josephine El Jamaal), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Lenita Perroy. (Not Pictured) Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Stallion FA RAJJAH (Marajj x Virtuosa MLR), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Nelson Henrique Moraes.

Brazilian National Champion Colt LLC FASARIO (Aria Impresario x RD Fabreanna), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Luciana Fasano.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Colt EL JAHEZ WH ( Jiuliusz De Wiec x Chili Pepper V), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Lenita Perroy.

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Brazilian National Champion Young Colt VORTEX (FA El Shawan x Bhonytha ATA), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Luciana Fasano.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Colt HDF LUGANO (FA El Shawan x Ardant Carol), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Rodrigo Faias.

Brazilian National Champion Junior Colt BELLAGIO HVP (Da Vinci FM x Belissima HVP), shown by Chinquinho Rego Arabian Training Center for owner Vila dos Pinheiros.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Colt HDF MILANO (WH Justice x Premia El Tahel), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Rodrigo Faias.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Junior Colt HDF FIRENZE (El Tino x Jullyana TGS), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Rodrigo Faias.

Brazilian National Champion Junior Junior Colt PALADINO AL VENTUR (FA El Shawan x Marion Carol), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Arabes de Santa Ventura.

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as Young Stallion for Lenita Perroy of Meia Lua Stud Farm. Their Reserves were, respectively, Delight’s Divah RB (Ajman Moniscione) and the imported FA Rajjah (Marajj). Colts and fillies (26-36 months) came to the ring for exciting disputes. The imported LLC Fasario (Aria Impresario), belonging to Fazenda Floresta, with three first place cards, was Champion Colt and his Reserve, El Jahez WH (Jiuliusz De Wiec), had two first places. FT Havanna El Keav (HK Keav Power) received four

Brazilian National Champion Young Mare HONEY S DELIGHT ( JJ Senor Magnum x Honeymoon FHP), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Arabes de Santa Ventura.

Brazilian National Champion Filly TAWANY HVP (FA El Shawan x Tasmin HVP), shown by Chiquinho Rego Arabian Training Center for owner Vila dos Pinheiros.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Junior Filly DELIGHT S DIVAH RB (Ajman Monsicione x Honey S Delight RB), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Adriana Espindola de Moura.

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Brazilian National Champion Junior Junior Filly EZA AL VENTUR (FA El Shawan x Honey S Delight RB), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Rodrigo Lorenzi de Castro.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Filly HAH SWEET VENTURA (HK Keav Power x Sweet Hadya), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Humberto Florezi Filho.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Filly MURANAS MABROUKA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Mamuschka El Assuad), shown by Dejair Halter Training for owner Leandro Aguiar.

Brazilian National Champion Young Filly FT HAVANNA EL KEAV (HK Keav power x Hillary VCM), shown by Dejair Halter Training for owner Leandro Aguiar.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Filly SASHA VAN KHIDAR (Khidar x Salma Van Ryad), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner Agropec Vanguarda Ltda.

Brazilian National Champion Junior Filly QUERYDDA SAMS (HK Keav Power x Himalaya TGS), shown by Guzzo Arabian Training for owner Vale Formoso Stud Farm.

Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Mare SHANNAYA D’MAGNUM JM (Magnum Psyche x Hushahby Bey), shown by Longuini Horse Training for owner José Alves Filho.

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first places and was Champion Filly for her owners, Cruzeiro Stud Farm. The Reserve, Muranas Mabrouka (Marwan Al Shaqab), bred in Germany, had one first and four second place cards. Such tight results led to no doubts about the quality of these two championships. Young Championships (21-27 months) had as Colt Champion Vortex (by FA El Shawan), owned by Fazenda Floresta, and as Reserve, HDF Lugano (also by FA El

Shawan). The Fillies Tawany HVP (again, by FA El Shawan), bred and owned by the stud farm Vila dos Pinheiros and HAH Sweet Ventura (by HK Keav Power) were, respectively, Champion and Reserve. Bellagio HVP (belonging to Vila dos Pinheiros) and HDF Milano are the Junior Colts (12-18 months) that earned the titles of Champion and Reserve, respectively, both carrying famous stallions in their bloodlines, Fame VF the first and Padrons Psyche the second. Three firsts and two seconds against two firsts and three seconds: such was the close result for the Champion Junior Filly Querydda Sams (sired by HK Keav Power), bred and owned by Vale Formoso Stud Farm and her Reserve Sasha Van Khidar (Khidar).

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The Junior Junior Colts which were awarded the championship were Paladino Al Ventur (FA El Shawan) as Champion and HDF Firenze (El Tino) as his Reserve. Both belonging and bred by two young Brazilian breeders that showed their talent with many impressive results on the ring. They are, respectively, Eduardo Gama (Arabes de Santa Ventura) and Rodrigo Faias (Das Faias). Honey’s Delight RB, by JJ Senor Magnum and belonging to Arabes de Santa Ventura, and Shannaya D’Magnum JM, a Magnum Psyche product, bred and owned by JM Stud Farm, are the Young Mares that made Champion and Reserve and both come from the same sire line of Padrons Psyche. Important to note are the results achieved by a trio of ladies: Honey’s Delight RB, the Young Mare Champion is the dam of the Junior Junior Filly Unanimous Champion Esperanzza Al Ventur and of her Reserve Delight’s Divah RB. An awesome family! n

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2012 Judges

Candid Shots

Walter Mishek, Olivia Strauch-Uruguai, Cristine Jamar and Murilo Kammer.

Adriana & Alessandra Moura, and Saul Borsari with friends.

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Rodrigo and Erika Castro. Eduardo Gama and Camila.

AndrĂŠ Cruz and daughters Valentina and Isabela.

PolĂŠ Levy and Claudio Hirsch.

Tamer and Ana Izabel Hajel.

Carlos Roizner & Luciano Cury

Dr.Jairo Queiroz and his granddaughter Lisa.

Nathalie Weemaels and Claudio Cristiani.

Benedito & Reinaldo Morato, Pegasus & Ailton Braga. Mr. & Mrs. Galba Velloso

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Jackeline and Carlos Menezes.

Valentina & André Cruz, Leandro Aguiar and Maria Antonieta.

Toni and Zélia Salloum family.

Luciana Fasano

Howard Kale and Jenny Kale.

Brasilio Machado, Larry Jerome and Flávia Torres. The Italians.

Humberto and Iraciara Florezi family.

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Jose Alves Filho, Dixie and Bob North, and Luciano Cury.

José and Maísa Alves family.

Ricardo and his brother Paulo Saliba, Elizabeth Kassis and Jaime Valdes.

Carla Dias and Rodrigo Faias.

Jaime and Noélia Pinheiro.

Paquito Carrasco, Graça and their daughter Elena.

Laucidio Coelho and Inês Coelho.


The Bulnes Family—José Miguel, Felipe, father Arturo and Fernando.

Benedito Morato and Georges ande Fabiola Naoum family.

Eduardo Caio and his son Guilherme.

Flávia Torres, Zico Guardia and Luciano Cury.

Murilo Kammer, Larry Jerome, Joaquin de Santibanes, Walter Mishek, Veroncia Mesquita, Claudio Cristiani, Vico Rocco (brother to famous judge and breeder Luiz Rocco), Vanesa Mesquita

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Latin America Arabian Horse Breeders Unite to Create the New ALCCA by Beth Ellen Hunziker Latin America has some of the most active and successful Arabian horse breeders in the world. Over the years, their national breeders organizations have been very supportive of each other; many of their members are longtime friends and colleagues. Recently, leaders from Latin American breeders associations and the Arabian horse community made a formal collaboration to establish the ALCCA; Asociacion Latino Americana Cavalo Arabe (Latin American Arabian Horse Breeders Association). The concept for the association was formed early in 2012 and the first official meeting was held in July of 2012. The ALCCA includes the associations of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. The ALCCA is an inclusive association—everyone is invited to attend the open meetings and contribute positive ideas to help the association achieve their goals and mission. However, only members of the association have the right to vote on issues, thus they encourage breeders to

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become members. The goals set by the ALCCA reflect the professionalism and business acumen of Latin American breeders, as well as their deep passion for the Arabian horse. The ALCCA is using the brilliant human resources of their membership to address ways to improve the Luciano Cury, President of the Luciano Cury, President of ALCCA the ALCCA Arabian horse industry and the way Latin American breeders do business in their countries and around the world. According to Luciano Cury, President of the newly founded organization, “The ALCCA creates a united

effort of Latin American breeders, which maximizes their ability to impact national and international government policies and regulations for the importation and exportation of Arabian horses. As a strong, united international association, the ALCCA is committed to building relationships in Latin America and other key global market areas to create opportunities for its national associations and members.

system throughout Latin America; a system based on the comparative judging system used in the U.S., which is the preferred system used at most Latin American Arabian horse shows. The ALCCA also plans to provide standardized education and training for more Latin American Arabian horses judges in order to create a larger group of qualified and knowledgeable professionals to act in this highly valued position.

“The ALCCA plans to establish national and international Arabian horse expositions in Latin America to promote the breed and expand their market. Also, by working together to plan and create these international Arabian horse expositions, the ALCCA hopes to promote tourism to their beautiful countries.

“Bringing Arabian horse breeders together and sharing information will be key to the success of this new association. Cavalo Arabe, the leading Arabian horse publication in Brazil and throughout Latin America, will be the official publication of the ALCCA and will be the main source of information for the association and its members.

“Other goals of the ALCCA reflect the generous nature and strong friendships of the Arabian horse community in Latin America. Establishing a unified international association creates the possibility to share important and valuable resources that will provide support to all the Latin American breeder associations. Larger and wellestablished associations will be able to assist others in creating fresh opportunities and to maximize their existing programs. The ALCCA plans to establish a unified judging

ALCCA MeMbers: President:

Luciano Cury, Brazil

FinAnCiAL ViCe President:

“The next meeting of the ALCCA is scheduled for March 9-10, 2013. It will be held in the beautiful city of Santiago, Chile, during the time of the Chilean National Championship Show. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting of the ALCCA and learn more about the new and exciting group that is working to build a stronger Arabian horse community and improve the Arabian horse industry in Latin America and around the world. n


Mauricio Cuesta, Ecuador Luis Grez Jordan, Chile Cristhian Villavicencio Bojorquez, Bolivia Miguel Calmet San Román, Peru Angela Ochoa, Colombia

Nathalie Weemaels, Ecuador

ViCe Presidents:

Reinaldo da Rocha Leao, Brazil Jose Miguel Bulnes Concha, Chile Fernando Morales Cuellar, Bolivia Jose Luis Chirinos Rodrigo, Peru Luis Fernando Pretelt Chaljub, Colombia

AdVisory CoMMittee:

José Alves Filho, Brazil Nathalie Weemaels, Ecuador Jose Miguel Bulnes Concha, Chile Fernando Morales Cuellar, Bolivia Jose Luis Chirinos, Peru Luis Fernando Pretelt Chaljub, Colombia

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2012 U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion Pyro Thyme SA.

2012 Canadian National Champion Stallion LD Pistal.

2012 Australian National Champion Stallion Giuliano.

2012 Brazilian National Champion Stallion Vulcano HVP.

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Presenting The Personalities

-Andy Sellman by Mary Kirkman

Andy Sellman had a banner year in 2012. At the top of his list of wins were four national champion stallion titles in four countries (three continents). That meant a lot of frequent flyer miles, of course, but more importantly, it represented the rare achievement of placing first with 18 individual judges from an array of countries. The extraordinary run began in March at the Australian Nationals, where he showed the Legacy Of Fame son Guiliano to the title for Mulawa Arabian Stud, then

resumed in Canada in August, where the winner was Carlos and Christiane Roizner’s flashy chestnut LD Pistal. In October, he and his old friend, Claire and Margaret Larson’s Pyro Thyme SA, were in the spotlight at the U.S. National Championships, and finally, in Brazil in November, he accompanied 5-year-old Vulcano HVP to the honors for the Vulcano Alliance.

Pyro Thyme SA, 2007 U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion.

Pyro Thyme SA, 2012 U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion.

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His First Love—Arabians

Horses have been special to Andy Sellman since he was a small boy, when his equine friends provided welcome comfort during his parents’ divorce. One of the activities his father offered for his children—Andy, a brother and a sister—during their weekends in residence was riding lessons. What Sellman remembers of the era now is how supportive his mother and father both were of his new passion; later, when his own first marriage ended, he would realize how two well-meaning people could find it impossible to continue a union, just as he knew the value of being there for his kids. But when he was young, he looked to the horses to help him through his childhood, and his uncanny connection became a lifelong passion.

2013 Filly ( Marwan Al Shaqabx Valori TRF)

“It wasn’t planned out,” Sellman says, still a little surprised himself. “I didn’t realize it until after the fact. It wasn’t a goal of mine—on January 1, 2012, I didn’t say, ‘Oh, I’m going to try to show as many national champion stallions in as many different countries as I can.’ It was just doing my job for people that asked me to help them.” Still, he’s not likely to soon forget it. At 37, Andy Sellman is one of the leading halter trainers in the world. His has led a charmed life in many ways, he is the first to admit—but the truth is, he has come a long way since he fell in love with horses as a child growing up in Hastings, Minn.

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St. Louie Louie

“I was at peace and content to be with horses,� he recalls. He found himself most attracted to a pair of Arabians in the barn where he rode, so when he turned 10, his father purchased an Arabian gelding for him

as a birthday present. And to make it easier for him to be with Captain Sahib, as the horse was named, they moved him to Milt Strand’s farm, just 15 minutes from his home. Sellman and his gelding would be constant

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companions until Captain Sahib went blind a few years later, and in a quality of life issue, had to be put down. A yearling named MN Chip Amigo was the next in what would be a long line, and he was the one who played a critical role in the boy’s soon-to-be-career. “I showed him at the Fall Festival when I was 12 or 13,” Sellman recalls. The farm’s farrier had given him pointers, but he had done most of the training himself. “There were maybe 65 horses in the class, and I got a top ten with him. I was just on cloud nine.” He always had loved riding, and now he found that he really enjoyed that “halter thing.” The following winter, Sellman attended an auction at Cedar Ridge Farm, not to buy, but just to further his education. Trainer Ted Carson was working there at the time, and he and owner Dick Ames approached the teenaged Sellman. “They said something along the lines of, ‘Hey, you did a great job at the Fall Fest—would you be available to show a horse there for us next year?’” Sellman, who read the breed magazines and knew who they were, was thrilled. Would he? You bet. So began the association that would launch him in his profession. The following fall, he led Ames Musguy in the Minnesota Fall Festival’s Auction Colts class and—to nearly everyone’s surprise because he was only 14—he won. “By that time, I was really hooked on halter,” he says dryly. After that, Sellman showed for Cedar Ridge at a few shows each year, and at the age of 15, accompanied the string to the Canadian Nationals as a groom, working primarily for performance trainer Tom Moore. “We would be awake for 20 hours a day, working horses in the nighttime and what have you,” he recalls. “I just thought it was awesome. Never once did I feel like it was a bad deal; it was really quite a privilege.” That was the year that he also attended the U.S. Nationals for the first time. “My father took me,” he says. “It was 1990. We drove down from Minneapolis to Louisville,

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and we got our tickets through Ticketmaster and were up on the upper deck. The place was absolutely full of people, and I was just thrilled to be there—I told my dad that I hoped at some point to show a horse at the U.S. Nationals. That was it. It wasn’t me saying, ‘One day I’m going to be down there winning.’ I wasn’t even going there; it was more, ‘One day I’d love to show a horse at the U.S. Nationals.’ And so still to this day, it’s surreal to me all of the opportunities that have come my way.”

was to say yes, but he also understood the importance of his college education—and in any case, his parents were clear about that—so he accepted with the proviso that it was part-time, afternoons and weekends, until he graduated. Mornings were reserved for classes. Finally, degree in hand, he went full-time at Cedar Ridge, establishing his credentials as an Arabian horse trainer.

It was not long before he got his driver’s license, which meant that he could step up the pace at Cedar Ridge. He signed on part-time in the summers, leaving the house before 6 a.m. to be in the barn by 7, and occasionally showed for them as an amateur as well.

In 1998, Andy showed a Cedar Ridge mare named Berri Queena V to a U.S. National top ten. “That was the first time that I had a top ten in a significant class,” he notes, “even the first time I showed a mare in mare halter at the U.S. Nationals, so it was a very big deal for me. I was in the ring with all the people that I looked up to when I was growing up, like Greg and Brad Gallún, David and Bob Boggs, Kim Potts, Rick Moser, Mike Neal—all the guys I had watched when I was 14 and my dad took me to the show. It was an amazing honor.”

It was after he had graduated from high school and put in a year at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, that Tom Moore called with a job offer: Ted Carson was moving on; would he consider becoming the farm’s halter trainer? Sellman knew what he wanted, which

Up Through The Ranks

Another horse appeared during the Cedar Ridge period that, as Sellman says, gave him credibility as a name to watch for the future. That was Hott Sauce, who arrived in a group of a dozen when breeder Julie Wrigley dispersed her herd. The HalfArabian son of Matoi was just 3 months old, and Sellman guided his career for the next seven years. “I showed him at the National Show Horse Finals and he won the Weanling Colts and Geldings. Then in the championships, which was for anything 3 years old and younger, he was the littlest one and the only one of his size, but he was the reserve champion. That was a huge thing for me at that stage.” For Hott Sauce’s new owner, Dru Cederberg, he would lead the youngster to the U.S. National Reserve Championship in Half-Arabian Yearling Colts, in a class of 22 contenders.

Andy with CR Brass Chief, who Andy won his first two national top tens with in 1997, both U.S. and Canada.

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The real story, however, was that Hott Sauce was more than just a show horse for him; Sellman is still grateful that Cederberg recognized the bond that had

Andrew and Hott Sauce.

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developed between him and the personable colt. “While I worked at Cedar Ridge, I trained the halter horses, but I would also have three to five horses on my list that I would break to ride,” he says. “Dru allowed me to break Hott Sauce and train him, and I showed him as a 4-year-old in the Half-Arabian Country Driving Open. He was Top Ten. The following year, I showed him to Top Ten in the HalfArabian Junior Horse.

Andy and Regal Revenue.

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5-time recipient of the APAHA Halter Trainer Of The Year award and Hall Of Fame inductee.

“My wife asked me a couple of weeks ago what my favorite horse of all time was,” he continues. “To this day, Hott Sauce is my favorite. He was almost like my dog—I could teach him anything. It was just strange, the way that we were able to communicate, and it was almost like you could talk to him.” Sellman is particularly proud that this year, at the age of 15 and now retired, Hott Sauce has been nominated for the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Award as Specialty Horse due to his 2012 championship wins in Show Hack.   Remembering the past, he points out that Half-Arabians played a big role in his early career, giving him exposure as a handler. Eventually, Cederberg, who kept most of her horses with Michelle Blackwell, simplified her string by moving Hott Sauce to Blackwell, and Sellman

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understood her desire. But he is particularly pleased that this spring, she plans to send him horses again. He looks forward to having her back. After eight years at Cedar Ridge, he felt it was time for a change, so he accepted a position with Greg Gallún, at Gallún Farms, and moved to California. “I’d always looked up to Greg,” he says. “In 1990, when I went to the U.S. Nationals with my dad, he won the stallion halter with Ali Jamaal, and to me, at that time he was the best.” They met at the Fort Worth Pro-Am Show one year when Gallún was judging; Sellman took a string of three from Cedar Ridge and won all his classes. By the time they worked together, it was a situation of mutual respect—they complemented each other well, he says—and he remains grateful for the experience he gained there. “We were a great team, and I loved every minute of it. I think the world of him and his family.”

In 2007, Sellman hit another career high. He was on the lead when the popular Pyro Thyme SA was named U.S. National Champion—but that was just one of a clutch of national championships which had everyone buzzing that year. With Aria Impresario, he won Yearling Colts; with RD Fabreanna, Yearling Fillies; and with Star Of Marwan, Futurity Fillies. It was a stunning collection of ribbons that solidified his reputation. And it made 2012’s triumph with Pyro Thyme SA all the sweeter; after five years out of competition, the bay stallion had lost none of his pizzazz when they marched through the Tulsa show ring.

In Real Life

Like many successful trainers, Sellman has to balance the self-confidence and pride that enables him to compete forcefully, with a serious distaste for arrogance

(very little personal information about him even sees the light of day on the Argent Farms website because he doesn’t want it to be interpreted as boasting). “I’m humble and grateful for all that I have,” he says. “I try to take a look at my life, and what I have, in the big picture, and I often don’t feel worthy.” His tone softens. “I have so much, not just material things, but amazing people in my life. I have an unbelievable staff that I truly love and I think love me back, and an amazing group of clients that have some of the best horses in the world in my care. So I really honestly ask myself whether or not I deserve this.” He hopes that people view him as a nice person and a hard worker, he says. Humble, but competitive. Humility, however, does not blind him; he is not in

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2012 Canadian National Champion Stallion LD Pistal (Magnum Psyche x Halana).

the show ring for a handout. “When I win, I feel like I deserve it, but that’s because I earn it through my work,” he says. “I will never lose sight of that.” Nearly all of the leading trainers in the Arabian community today work hard, he adds. They earn their opportunities to show the better horses. “Each time I show, I want to win,” he says. “And I want to win fairly. When I go into the ring in, say, Australia, I’m not arrogant, but boy—if I see someone else doing really good, it’s going to make me do better. I’m going to evaluate the entire scene and try to do the best job of presenting that I can possibly do. Brazilian Nationals was very, very competitive—all of the classes were competitive—but in each case, I

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knew I had a good horse. Still, in no case did I not feel butterf lies. I never felt like any one of those horses would have been a shoe-in or an easy win or anything like that. In each case, I had to really be on my game and do a good job.”   That sort of attitude is why he spends so much time on airplanes, and has been a Delta Airlines Diamond Member for more than three years. He makes six trips annually to Australia and regularly appears at the Brazilian Nationals, as well as in Uruguay, Colombia and Europe. On the surface, jetting around the world to lead horses in show rings sounds like an enviable occupation, Sellman acknowledges. He likes it fine, but he sees it for

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what it is. “At first I thought, ‘Wow, being a Diamond Member is pretty cool,’ you know? I get to have this special treatment at the airports and always get to upgrade to first class. Lately I’ve decided that being gone so much is not something to be all that proud of. When you travel that often, which many businessmen do in various businesses, it’s work. I like it, but I don’t go to see the sights or see the country; I go to do my job. I’m very grateful to have the opportunities that I have, and I enjoy the people I’m around and I enjoy doing my job—but I also really enjoy coming home. My favorite place to be is at home.” Home, at this stage of life, is one of those things for which he is thankful. Argent Farms, founded when he went out on his own six-and-a-half years ago, is a 38-stall operation his father located for him while he was still in California. “My father is not a horseman,” he grins, “so when he called to say that there was a great farm down the road from him that was for sale, I thought, ‘Yeah, thanks, but you probably don’t know what I need.’” But the senior Sellman was dead-on, the farm was almost turnkey, and no one has looked back since. The move back to Minnesota introduced another cause for celebration as well. After the dissolution of his first marriage, he saw a friendship with Angie Larson grow to something more, and this past summer they married. “Not all girls would want to be married to or be with a person with all the baggage I have,” he says, “a big farm to run with two houses, a career, two beautiful children. (The kids aren’t baggage, but the rest of it is.) She just

Grayson Sellman and Casseuse.

embraces all of it and she’s wonderful with my children. She is absolutely my best friend, and I think one of the things she appreciates about me is the fact that I’m ambitious and I work hard.” Sellman is aware that in his profession, everything depends on his ability with a horse, so over the years, he has fine-tuned his approach to the show ring. “I want my horses to try for me out of a willingness to please versus a fear of getting in trouble,” he says. “So, the idea in every aspect of my training would be that it has to be fair. I have to be extremely fair with the horse in order for it to understand my method or understand what I’m getting at. What I’m [communicating] is, ‘If you learn to respond properly to the cue that I’m giving you, you will get tremendous praise.’ If a horse thinks that way, you get a whole different look than you do with a scared horse. My idea is for a horse to say, ‘I’ll do it because I want to please you.’ It’s a different look in their eyes, and it allows me to have horses that show well for a long, long time.”

Saige Sellman and Momentum.

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He thinks about the life that has, by all accounts, been full of opportunity and exceptionally rewarding. “I think in the back of my mind,” he says, “from the time I was young, I always knew this is what I wanted to do.” n

Andy and Angie Sellman.

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Thank you

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

Tryst T ryst CCF

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Young Y oung Money (Apollopalooza x Primroza Afire)

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Historic Year for the AEPA


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

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

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A Noble Cause

(IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire)


A Temptation

Afire Bey V

(Tempter x A Love Song)

(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire)


Aregal Heir TRGR

Baske Afire

(Aladdinn x A Love Song)

(AA Apollo Bey x Amanda of Aerie)

Bel Heir LR

Black Daniels (IXL Noble Express x Victoria)

(Zodiac Matador x Prides Princess)

(Apollopalooza x Starkhana)


CSP Grand Cayman

DS Mick Jagger

(Afires Heir x JKF Wistful)

(Promotion x Cognette)

(Mamage x JJ Sioux Hope)

(Afires Heir x LA Athena)

Afires Heir

(Afire Bey V x Brassmiss)

Can Gogh

(Matoi x JJ Sioux Hope)


(AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch)


(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske)

(Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi)


Come To Poppa

Emperor of Anza

Fire and Goldd

(Anza Padro x Empress of Bask)

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(Afire Bey V x Brassmiss)

2013 Enrolled Stallions

Gitar MF

GSF Revolution

(Afire Bey V x Gitara PASB)

(Afire Bey V x Primroza Afire)

GSF Rizing Son (Apollopalooza x BWA Tusea)

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

My Fire Bey

(Afire Bey V x VF Majorca)

(Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace)

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

Noble Ffyre

Noble Supreme CRF


Proximus CA

(IXL Noble Express x Foxy Afire)

Pioneer Express

(IXL Noble Express x Pioneer Rhythm)

(SF Specs Shocwave x MZ Kitty)

(A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska)

(Afire Bey V x DA Triffire)

H Mobility H

HA Toskcan Sun


Mariachi WA

Noble Way

On The Mark

SF Aftershoc

SF Specs Shocwave

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

(Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic)

(IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire)

(SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance)

(Baske Afire x Matoska)

(Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey)

(El Ghazi x Ava)

(Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)

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2013 Enrolled Stallions

SHF Encore

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

VCP Magnifire (Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi)

TC Miyake

(Zodiac Matador x Miss Cognac)


The Renaissance

Thunder Struck LR

VJ Royal Heir

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(ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense)

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

(Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot)

CH Call Me Ringo (ASB)


Tryst CCF

(SF Specs Shocwave x Berre Striking)

(Afires Heir x Play Girl MSC)

(Baske Afire x MZ Kitty)

Young Money

(Apollopalooza x Primroza Afire)

ASB & DHH Enrolled Sires

(Sultan’s Great Day x CH Eleanor Rigby)

Nutcracker’s Nirvana

Sir William Robert

Kingwood’s Harlem Harlem)

(WGC Santana’s Charm x Rebel Empress)

(ASB) (Undulata’s Nutcracker x





Tomcat (ASB)

Undulata’s Nutcracker

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

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Over $165,000

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

araBian hOrSe tiMeS $100,000 araBian Saddle Seat futuritY



WP State Of ShOck

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

Bel heir lr

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

halcOn $50,000 half-araBian Saddle Seat futuritY


nutcracker SWeet Pf

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

Breed to an A.E.P.A. Nominated Stallion and get in on the ACTION! Volume 43, No. 9 | A.E.P.A. Futurity 37


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

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

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

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

Amy Williams

Susan Dell,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Tim Shea,

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

Tim and Marty Shea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lara Ames

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

What role does the substantial prize money play?

Brian Murch: The AEPA’s prize money

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

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

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

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

Lara Ames:

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

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


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

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

Lara Ames: We breed 25 to

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

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

Joel Kiesner riding Bel Heir LR.

Jim Stachowski riding Nutcraker Sweet PF. Volume 43, No. 9 | A.E.P.A. Futurity 43

AEPA Top Ten Money Earners 1. BRAVE AND NOBLE –

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

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

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

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

5. BEL HEIR LR – Champion - $30,000

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

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


8. SOMMELIER – Reserve - $20,000

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

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

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AEPA Top Ten Sires

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

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

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

by Payout

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

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

by Points

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

144 141 56 53 35 31 23 20 18 18

AEPA Top Ten Breeders by Number of Winners

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

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

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

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

by Points

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

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

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

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

by Payout

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

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

by Points

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

AEPA Top Ten Owners by Number of Winners

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

by Payout

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

by Points

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

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

Conawy Arabians, Inc. - Peter & Lori Conway

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71 48 46 36 35 23 21 20 20 20


Leading Sires

Baske Afire

IXL Noble Express

Afire Bey V

Afires Heir

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All-Time Leading Sire of National Winners.




Years and going strong!

Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire, by *Bask

Dave & Gail Liniger Tim & Marty Shea, winners of 2012 USEF Breeders Of The Year ... offering an exciting group of young performance prospects sired by Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express. Please contact Tim or Marty Shea during Scottsdale: 810-650-1867

✴ MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi

Maroon Fire Arabians ~ Dave & Gail Liniger • Standing at Shea Stables ~ 810.329.6392

MultiNational Champion

Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay AEPA Enrolled Sire • MN Medallion Stallion • Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • SCID Clear For breeding information contact owners Ken & Susan Knipe • 130 Yorkshire Road, Palmyra, PA 17078 • Home: 717-838-8001 • Cell: 717-579-5594

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Evolution of the Arabian Horseman

Jim Stachowski by Mary Kirkman It was a Friday night in October 1984. Arabian horse fans in Louisville’s Freedom Hall were ramping up for the U.S. Nationals’ closing weekend. In those days, the stands were alive with a vocal crowd that could wake the dead during an exciting class, and not only were the seats occupied, but plenty of people were spilling out of new innovations called skyboxes. Early in the evening, the audience watched VP Kahlua defeat NH Love Potion for the mare championship, and there was already talk about the coming Saturday night competition. Would AAF Kaset complete his Triple Crown in the stallion championship? And what about that new horse Bob Battaglia was showing, Gai Argosy? Plus, Gene LaCroix had an exciting bay gelding named Orans Adagio lined up for park—could he eclipse the memory of Miss Cognac and Scarlet Lace, who had brought down the house in 1982 and 1983? Friday night’s Half-Arabian park class seemed a bit like a warm-up for the next day—a lot of fun, sure, but not the blow-out Saturday promised.

Jim Stachowski

Doing the wave for Countess Vanessa.

Jim Stachowski and Countess Vanessa.

That was before a tall, dark mare with mayhem on her mind trotted through the in-gate. Her name was Countess Vanessa, and in the parlance of old-time horse trainers, she could sure wave her legs. Her chin tucked back, her strides slicing the air above level, she was too much even for herself. The class was barely a minute old before the debate was on: would she hold her trot long enough to win the class? Which was more important, consistency or her sheer, crazed talent?

As it turned out, the judges did their job. They awarded the trophy to the sparkling and far steadier Sufis Fancy Free, shown by Peter Stachowski. Countess Vanessa was tied reserve. But in that one class, she became the buzz horse of the show—and instantly, her young trainer went from “that kid from Ohio who seems to do nice work” to, Jim Stachowski—one to watch. Twenty-nine years later, he is still in the headlines. Volume 43, No. 9 | 195

Anthony, Peter, and Jim (up) Stachowski at the 1968 Central Ohio Saddle Club Assoc. Championship Horse Show.

From Shetlands To The Spotlight

The Stachowski family story begins in Europe; John Stachowski was born in Poland, his wife Anne in Holland. During World War II, the couple immigrated to Canada, and in 1956 arrived in the United States. They had two sons at the time, Anthony and Peter, and in Silver Creek, N.Y., their youngest, Jim, was born. Their ultimate destination, however, was Mantua, Ohio, a small community near Cleveland, where they acquired a 52-acre farm (in the early 1980s, another 70 acres would be added to complete Stachowski Farm as it is known today). From the start, horses were on the Stachowski horizon, courtesy of John. His father was an all-around horseman, Jim recalls—in stark contrast to the boys’ maternal grandfather, who reportedly said of horses, “In front they bite and in back they kick. The best thing to do is stay away from them!” John, who had worked with horses in Poland, had his sons on Shetland ponies at the earliest opportunity, and when they won more than their share of

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ribbons at local shows, they moved on to Half-Arabians and finally to purebreds. “The biggest influence, what got me into Arabian horses, was my dad,” Jim says. “He just liked Arabian horses. He liked athletic horses, and that’s what sent us in that direction too.” When high profile breeders began importing Arabians from Poland in the 1960s, the senior Stachowski took notice. By the time an automobile accident claimed his life in 1974, he had seen his two youngest, Peter and Jim, launch fledgling careers as trainers in the breed. Only John actually envisioned the horses as part of anyone’s professional future: he wanted Anthony to be a veterinarian, Peter to be a mechanical engineer, and Jim to be a horse trainer. (“He got two out of three,” Jim observes dryly.) John Stachowski’s death changed that. Training became a way of supporting his family and the farm they called home. A couple of Arabians, Tersk and Ga-Mraff, were purchased for Anthony in the late 1960s, but Jim and

Ambra and Jim, 1973 Portage Co. Charity Horse Show (first show).

Peter didn’t get their first real crack at the breed until 1972, and then, it was Half-Arabian/half-Welsh ponies from Dick and Kay Patterson. The Pattersons, whose operation then was less than an hour from Mantua, would rise to the top of the industry in the decade to come, but at the time, they were just supportive neighbors giving the kids a break. Soon, other neighbors followed suit, sending a variety of breeds. In those days, Jim and Peter charged only for board. Training was on the house.

Each year brought a step up; when the Pattersons sent them a purebred mare named Kushla, who won in class A English pleasure, the boys were on their way, and the following year, the Pattersons’ candidate was a bay mare named Ambra. Jim was reserve with her at Region 14. “She’s the one who really sold me on the Arabian breed,” he says today. “No one had ever seen a horse quite like Ambra. At that time, they wanted park horses to ‘flip their feet’—kind of go up and out—and the way Ambra Volume 43, No. 9 | 197

Arabian English Pleasure, and Jim made a cut with an English pleasure horse. “Made a cut!” he marvels now, and grins. “I thought that was winning. That was big time for me.”

Jim and Peter.

came into the ring with more knee motion, wearing just a plate, was unusual.”

The following year was one of “firsts” as well, starting with their first trip to Scottsdale. “I didn’t even know that there was a different climate you could go to and stay warm when it was winter,” he laughs. “I thought, ‘Arizona, wow, this is great.’” Then that fall, he scored his first national title, leading Khaali to a 1976 Top Ten in Half-Arabian Mares. In 1980, he and Peter saw one of their riders win the U.S. National Championship in HalfArabian Park AOTR with the stallion Thousands Cheered, and in 1982, he won his own first U.S. National Championship with Whirlwin Decision in Half-Arabian Geldings.

The mare was sold right after the regional, and in 1979, she would carry Gene LaCroix to the U.S. and Canadian National Championships in Park. (She will forever be remembered for the moments after Canadian Nationals, when, as she trotted flamboyantly out of the ring in Vancouver, announcer Harry Cooper said softly, “Good-bye, *Bask.” Her legendary sire had died that week in Scottsdale.)

That was how it was in the years approaching 1984. Despite the early success in halter, their reputations were developing more and more in English, and neither of them minded. They were addicted to the excitement and challenge. That, it seemed, was where their future lay.

“I was disappointed that she left our barn,” Jim says, looking back, “because she was one of my favorite horses and I knew she had talent. But probably I wasn’t capable of bringing out the full potential that she had at the time. I was just beginning in training.”

Into The Big Time

Neither he nor Peter had a chance to apprentice under any established trainer, particularly after their father’s death. So, they just tried to soak up every bit of information they could. “Every time Gene LaCroix, Tom McNair, Bob Hart Sr., I think Sheila Varian, came to town to do a seminar, we’d go tape everything they said,” Jim recalls. “Then we’d go back home and try it out on our horses. And we’d watch everybody at shows, how they trained their horses.” In 1975, Stachowski Farm attended U.S. Nationals for the first time; Peter scored their first title, a top ten in Half-

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Countess Vanessa was a turning point. “That was the kick start,” Jim Stachowski says. “People saw her and asked us to train horses, a lot of interesting horses that helped develop our career.” For the rest of the decade and further, he and his brother practically owned Half-Arabian park, trading national championships between Sufis Fancy Free (1984, 1986, 1990) and Countess Vanessa (1985, 1988, 1989, 1992). The number of highly regarded horses at Stachowski Farm increased steadily—and so, it seemed, did the workload. “We would take 50, 60, 70, 80 horses to the Buckeye,” he recalls, “and we expected our people to stay up all day and night. I don’t know how we did it, quite honestly. We would work until 5 or 6 in the morning, take an hour nap and get ready to show horses in halter classes.”

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More and more often, the name of Stachowski was heard in connection with headline horses. Some he and Peter and their amateurs showed, and some were developed and sold to others. In the early days, Infra Red was a Stachowski student; with Gordon Potts, the chestnut gelding went on to become a fixture in 1980s English pleasure. And there was High Jack, who was sold to Ford Arabians and became a national champion amateur park contender with Tina Ford. MS Baquero was there, along with Govenor, BRA Quintessence, Artillery and a host of others, all national titlists. Some, like the highly decorated JJ Brandy, were HalfArabians—a strong suit at Stachowski Farm then, as it is now. Jim observes that they originally targeted HalfArabians because they couldn’t afford good purebred mares. “We could buy a Saddlebred mare for $5,000 to $8,000 and breed it,” he says. And they often had to breed their own because, again, what they wanted was out of their price range. But it all provided them with invaluable experience and income; Half-Arabians, he says, were more consistent, so they were easier to show and sell. Jim’s expertise in breeding Half-Arabians would escalate later in his career when he collaborated with his wife Shawn. Scrutinizing Saddlebred mares and Half-Arabian production closely, Shawn came to value bloodlines more than looks, which were the going standard when her husband was starting out. If she likes the pedigree, she

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goes on to look at the horse’s show record and quality. “The better the pedigree on the Saddlebreds, the better Half-Arabians could be raised,” Jim affirms.

Turning Points

It is difficult to separate the careers of Jim and Peter Stachowski; Stachowski Farm has been a joint effort, which also involves their brother Anthony as its veterinarian and their mother, still the family’s matriarch. But its reputation and name rest largely with Jim and Peter, and although they depend on each other equally, they are different people. The more reserved Peter is the anchor of the training operation, while Jim not only trains, but over the years has come to guide the farm’s marketing and client relations. Talk to Jim now about his career, and he can readily identify turning points—but other than Countess Vanessa, they are not horses or even clients, although one employer indirectly provided a critical alteration in his future. They are quantum leaps in knowledge. In 1997, for the first time, he accepted a position in someone else’s operation. That was working at Ted Blanch’s Double Diamond Ranch, where he stayed for three years. Peter remained in Ohio and Jim retained his affiliation with Stachowski Farm, but he lived in Boerne, Texas, where he devoted his time to establishing an ambitious Arabian breeding and training operation for Blanch. What he learned would change the trajectory of his future— and that of Stachowski Farm. “Ted let me develop a breeding program for him, and it gave me the idea that we really ought to start thinking about breeding more,” Jim says. “He let me buy some good mares and we bred them— and a lot of great horses came out of that farm.” Names like Baske Afire and Empress of Bask come to mind, along with other horses he purchased as prospects, such as Montego Bey, Blaze N Berries, Papa Rhazi, Ghazimoto, Whiskey Glow and more.

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“There were horses that came out of Double Diamond that made us think more of how to change our strategy [at Stachowski Farm] from just training horses to breeding and marketing horses,” he says. “That’s what we think the future is. We decided we needed to promote stallions and do more sales.” With that attitude, he listened in a new way to the clients and other owners who approached him. “Training is training,” he says, “but most people that are in the business of breeding want just a little bit more than training. They want to win—there is no question people want to win—but they want to know how they can breed, how they can run the business, who they should show, when they should show, what they should sell. They want a little bit more than just a trainer. They want a real advisor right now.”

Four years ago, based on those discussions, Stachowski Farm initiated a sales barn at Scottsdale to help breeders. “People were breeding, and then they would be left sitting there alone, not knowing what to do with their foals if they couldn’t sell them,” Jim says. “So we thought, ‘We’ll help people breed their horses and offer them an outlet of how to sell these horses.’” With the expanded business plan came a new look at time management. Blanch was a businessman, a corporate expert who approached things with an eye toward management and effectiveness—and Jim was a willing student. He viewed his family’s operation from a new vantage point. “We’re more efficient with our time now,” he says. “We’ve come to the conclusion that you hire really good people and give them their jobs. The most important thing I did

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was seek out young trainers that Peter and I could teach our way of training. We’re very fortunate to have Jonathan Ramsay, Gabe DeSoto, Sharon Blendinger and Ashley Roberts, and we have an office staff that includes Joanne Fox, a great horsewoman and trainer. Jim and Wendy Bowman handle stallion management, breeding and foaling, and Jim is in charge of the health needs for all the horses on the property. It makes it a lot easier.” There are now 35 employees at Stachowski Farm. In addition to searching for young horse people with potential, he pays attention to training and marketing techniques in other breeds. The bottom line for him is that if there is a better way of doing things, he is not afraid to try it. At the same time that his professional life accelerated, Jim Stachowski’s personal life grew as well. In 1995, he married

Shawn Moros, and the couple are the parents of Ava and Jim Jr., and a son from Shawn’s first marriage, J.P. Oravets. A horsewoman herself and the daughter of a successful businessman, Shawn has reinforced her husband’s comprehensive perspective on the horse operation. “My dad bought a show horse for me when I was 11,” she says of how long her family has been associated with Jim; Paul Moros was the owner of her husband’s first national champion, Whirlwin Decision. “He thought Jimmy was just a natural businessman [as well as] had so much talent with the horses.” Having also worked for him at one time, she was prepared for the life she leads as his wife. “Everything, every day of his life is an obsession with this farm and what he’s doing for Stachowski Farm,” she observes, “and what’s the next step and how are we going to do it better. Every single day, and I’m not kidding. Obsessed. Driven.” She smiles. “He’s actually mellowed out with his workers. He expects a lot—he demands a lot—but I think they respect his drive and what he can get accomplished. And nothing is personal with Jimmy.” Even when he is upset and critical, he states his case and moves on. “My dad always liked him because, he said, Jimmy was fair with you,” she continues. “I think that’s what customers like about him. He’s not high-pressure, he listens to what they want to do, and he doesn’t get personal about anything.” “What is very fortunate is that my wife understands horses and understands the business,” says the lucky recipient of that support. The fact is, Shawn loves showing horses and Ava and Jimmy Jr. ride, so the horses are a family affair. And she does a lot more than just understand. Jim solicits her opinions on advertising and promotion, and values her input when evaluating horses (as do others). As it turns out, she was a critical factor in the story of Baske Afire, one of the most successful stallions in today’s Arabian breed.

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Baske Af ire was the next chapter in the Stachowski story after Jim left Double Diamond and returned to Ohio to

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retool their business plan. He brought with him a handsome foal named Baske Af ire, a son of Af ire Bey V and Mac Baske. “It all started with one picture of him as a yearling that we put on the front cover of the Arabian Horse Times,” he says. “Shawn said, ‘That’s the future.’” He admits that he wouldn’t

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are going to talk,” Shawn explains. “And they did. It was just a matter of how to get people to know about how special he is. “Baske Afire was a star from the day he was born,” she continues. “Out there with his recipient mother, he just trotted sky high, and his neck was like a swan. I still don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby that nice. I thought, ‘You know, this colt is the next step, at that time, in the Arabian breed.’” The night that Baske Afire sold at auction to Barbara Chur of Strawberry Banks Farm was one Jim will never forget. “It was like being a part of history,” he says. “There had never been a horse of that caliber offered at public auction. There was so much excitement in the air—the people, the bidding, and him setting a record. It was exciting to be part of one of the top events in the Arabian industry.”

New Horizons—Saddlebreds

There is no question that Jim Stachowski’s heart belongs to Arabians, but these days, it is not surprising to see him once again in the winner’s circle at Freedom Hall. It’s just that now it is in August and it is at the World’s Championship Horse Show for Saddlebreds. His involvement—more correctly, their involvement, because it is actually Shawn’s venture—began innocently enough. Shawn, shopping for mares for their Half-Arabian program, became more and more interested in Saddlebreds, having shown them years ago. “I like great horses,” Jim shrugs, “and they can be any breed. This gave us an opportunity to have a different market.” And so, among the broodmares Shawn brought home were some show prospects too. She had done her homework—lots of it, studying Saddlebred pedigrees, records, and individual traits—and right off the bat, they saw results. Shawn was the first to hit the ring. In 2006, she was Reserve World’s Champion with Santana’s Gypsy Gal in Show Pleasure Adult Div. III. (With CH High

Heat, she would go on to two more reserve world’s championships in the Three-Gaited Park Amateur division in 2009 and 2010.) In 2007, Jim tested the waters with a young mare owned by a client, and in her first show, Callaway’s Local News was named World’s Champion 3-Year-Old Fine Harness Mare. Since then, the couple has missed only one year at “Louisville,” as Saddlebred fans refer to their top show. As of 2012, the total of Stachowski awards is 12: one reserve world’s grand championship, four world’s championships and seven reserve world’s championships. Jim has trained and shown all of them except for a yearling in-hand who was shown by Kathy Capsuto-Walker. Of late, his record in 3-year-old and junior competition has been such that audiences routinely scan the programs to see if “the fine harness guy from Ohio” is bringing out something new and hot. The most impressive candidate so far has been Wild Carrissima, and he comes with a story. Shawn purchased him for $1,000 when he was a 2-year-old, so hard to handle that she had him gelded and observes that there was no doubt he would have been in trouble had he not come to a trainer who could manage him. When he got off the truck that first day, however, Jim was less than impressed and famously commented that he wasn’t interested. Actually, he said something like, “I don’t

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handle $1,000 horses,” proving that even the most astute horsemen can make mistakes. Once he started training Wild Carrissima, however, he changed his mind, and in 2010, the pair went reserve in Fine Harness Stallions and Geldings before going on to a very respectable fourth in the Grand Championship. That was enough to attract attention, and Wild Carrissima was sold after the show. In 2011 and 2012, the gelding would own the Saturday night stake, nailing the World’s Grand Championship twice. And none of it would have happened had Shawn not spotted his potential and Jim not been able to channel his energy.

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But before Wild Carrissima confirmed Stachowski’s place in the Saddlebred world, The DaVinci Code had provided him with his greatest memory. Shawn selected the mare as a yearling and Jim debuted her in the Fine Harness Mare class of 2009. Her extravagant action won the class for her (the breed association’s magazine, American Saddlebred, quoted observers as saying, “Stunning!” “Wow!” “Who’s that?”), and by Saturday night, she had a substantial following for the fine harness stake. Freedom Hall was alive with excitement, Jim recalls, and as usual, the Fine Harness World’s Grand Championship

was one of the evening’s highlights. “When we came into the ring, people where cheering for her,” he says. It kept up through the class, applause following the flashy chestnut down the straight-aways, and rising to a frenzy as she was called for the reserve honor. “When we went out the gate, I had my hat on, so I couldn’t see the second level of the stadium,” he continues. “I saw everybody give me a standing ovation on the first level, so I tilted my head up—and saw that the whole stadium was standing up. I thought, ‘Wow I can’t believe this.’ And after I left the ring, some of the Saddlebred trainers told me it was the most exciting class they’d seen in 20 years. It was exciting to be a part of its history too.” By anyone’s reckoning, Jim operates easily between the two breeds. “It’s taking what we learned in Arabians and applying it to the Saddlebreds,” he says of his style in Saddlebreds. “It’s sort of harder to balance Arabians than it is Saddlebreds. So, we take that same balancing technique and apply it to Saddlebreds and we’ve got some great results.” Two years ago, the Stachowskis purchased the breeding stallion Nutcracker’s Nirvana, a son of the mega-popular sire, Undulata’s Nutcracker. In 2012, Jim introduced him at Louisville, and the handsome black was selected Reserve World’s Champion in the Fine Harness Stallion and Gelding class. More importantly, Shawn notes, he bred 30 Saddlebred mares, and they have high hopes for his get.

Looking Into The Future—For Jim Stachowski And For Arabians If there has been one thing Jim Stachowski has done a lot of lately, it has been consider the future of the Arabian breed. His plans for Stachowski Farm, which continues to be focused on a combination of training, breeding and marketing, have enabled the farm to develop a solid foundation in the industry, and he is committed to helping the breed itself meet its potential in today’s horse world. The key, he says, is helping young trainers. “My idea is to take some of these young guys and girls and train them and teach them everything we know and put them on good horses,” he says. “We put our assistants on good horses and they’ve been winning in the ring. They’ll be able to go on and develop their own successful careers.” There are a few requirements, of course. Working for Ted Blanch, he says, taught him how to be a good employee: “Just do your job as good as you can and there’s no problem.” By that, he means that if you work at Stachowski Farm, you do things the Stachowski way. They’ve spent years developing it and they know it works. The next step is to expand throughout the country. “A lot of people aren’t flying as much anymore,” he notes. “They don’t have as much time as they used to. That’s why we opened the farms in California and Arizona; we want to accommodate people.”

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They have always had clients there, he adds. This just makes it easier and more accessible for everyone—and it has been good for southern California especially, as they offer not only training, showing and sales services but breeding advice as well. The priority, he says, is customer service, and Stachowski Farm will provide it. In fact, his horizons are even broader that just North America. “We are associated with Victoria Arabians, the top English pleasure training facility in South Africa, headed up by Leon Botha,” he says. “So, we are not only expanding throughout the U.S., but throughout the world as well.” Another plan is to return to the class A and smaller allbreed shows by sending young trainers with new clients and quality horses. “They’ll have fun and bring more excitement to the show,” he believes. “That will let new people see what these Arabians are all about. “Local people that have some money and want to buy a horse don’t know what to buy,” he continues. “If they see good Arabians, they may want to buy an Arabian. That’s how we got started; we’d go to small shows and watch Keller Electric Arabians. Dick Keller would bring his fancy Streamliner vans and all these beautiful grey horses, and we’d just admire those horses. And say, ‘That’s what we want to do.’” He and Peter plan to hit three or four smaller shows this year, returning to their roots for the first time in three decades. It is not rocket science, he says. It simply means making an effort not just to attract new people to the

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breed, but to establish young trainers as well—and the two efforts can complement each other. “The industry needs to grow, and I’d like to see an accomplished trainer in every town in this country. That would help our Arabian business.” What would he tell a young trainer starting out? He realizes that early in their careers, most trainers do not have the best horses in the industry. “I think most young trainers just need to work hard, and even if their horses aren’t the best, they need to do the very, very best they possibly can do with them,” he says. “Train them right, make them better than they really are, make the owners completely happy. They have to just do a little extra. If you do that little extra, people take notice in the ring, and then some of the people who are top breeders or owners with the top horses will take a chance on sending them to a new young trainers. “And that goes right into show ring, too,” he adds. “If you just do a little bit better, the judges will start taking note and you’ll get recognized. Like it or not, in the show ring, if you have a name it’s probably a little easier. I don’t like that, but that’s the way it is.” That isn’t all. “Get a college education or go back to school in the evenings,” he counsels. “An education is important. And finally, pick up the phone. You might think you’re too busy, but you never know who’s calling, and it might be the most important call you’ll ever have. People—owners—can be impatient. If they don’t get a response, sometimes they’ll go to the next person. And there is always a next person.”

Up Close And Personal

play it safe.” Or in other words, his brother is not afraid of taking a risk, banking on his own talent as a trainer and showman to elicit a stellar effort. That could make for an ego the size of Texas, and Shawn confirms that her husband has an ego—but not a pointless one. “His ego is in what he turns out and what he produces,” she says. “He thinks he’s the best and he’s going to prove it. And don’t tell him he can’t do something, especially, because he will do it.” The same man that will fight tooth and nail in the show ring is a great father and a cooperative, supportive husband, she adds. “He appreciates my knowledge about things and he always listens to my ideas.” She smiles. “And he doesn’t get into my business.” And that legendary drive? “I really don’t mind it,” she replies. “My dad was sort of driven like that, so I appreciate that.” In many ways, she marvels at Jim’s energy. “If it’s 9:00 in Ohio, he’s on the phone doing business with California. And sometimes in the summer, if he feels as though he needs to do something in the middle of the night, he’ll be outside watering my plants. He doesn’t stop working—he never stops!” And then she adds in a classic understatement, “He doesn’t require a lot of sleep.” Jim probably wouldn’t disagree. He never really plans to quit; having young trainers to help out will ensure that the business is always a part of his life. “I’m always looking for that next exciting horse,” he says. “When it happens, you think, ‘This is it, wow, it doesn’t get any better.’

Beyond the horses, beyond the show ring and the marketing, who is Jim Stachowski? His wife and his brother know him best.

“I need one exciting horse coming out year after year, and how it happens, I don’t know,” he says candidly. “It must be a little bit of luck. I love exciting horses.”

Peter, looking at his career over the years, sees all the hard work his brother has put in; what Jim is recommending for young trainers is nothing he hasn’t done himself. But then, when the work is done, Peter sees his brother trade on it, and reasons that Jim’s success in the show ring is an ability to get that last ‘nth’ of performance out of a horse. He does it, Peter says, by not holding back. “Maybe he can ride them on the upper edge of their ability,” Jim’s older brother says, “and it’s not a conservative type ride, hoping just to

He stops for a moment as he remembers the past. “Our f irst motto was ‘Brilliant horses are our mark of excellence,’” he ref lects. “One of our f irst customers made that up for us. I look back and think, yeah, that’s what we’re all about, and we’re still doing it. Our goal is to breed the very best horses, both for ourselves and our clients. If you do this, you will be successful, because this is what people want.” n

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2012 Arabian Ambassador

The photos taken at the Sshameless Cowboy Christmas parties speak volumes. Image after image of the four-time National Reserve Champion, interacting with Homeward Bound’s children and their mothers, is testament to his remarkable disposition. Sshameless’ interest in the humans is obvious, and the humans’ fascination for the silvery-white stallion seems to know no bounds. Lisa Shover, Sshameless’ owner since September 2008, first experienced the stallion’s appeal at Scottsdale in 2009. “I’ll never forget it,” she remembers. “I was hand walking Sshameless around the show grounds and suddenly, we were mobbed. People came from everywhere and surrounded us, but I had no idea how this stallion would react. When I saw how he responded to the people crowding around him, I knew that Sshameless’ true calling was undeniable; he had the gift to touch the lives of children. “Watching him heal the hearts of troubled children at the Christmas parties are our most treasured Sshameless times,” Shover marvels. “At these parties, some of the most significant therapeutic breakthroughs have come about. By definition, Sshameless is an ambassador for

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the Arabian horse. He brings the storybook legend of the beautiful white horse to life. Throughout his show ring career, Sshameless repeatedly accomplished feats that no other Arabian ever has. One of those came in 2010 when Sshameless and I, his amateur owner, became the only team ever to win national halter and performance titles at the same national show, 15 years after Sshameless won his first U.S. National Reserve Championship! “But he does so much more,” she continues. “He educates and changes public misconceptions about the Arabian breed. He is a magnet for first-time horse show attendees; he makes a first impression that represents everything an Arabian horse should be. For two years Sshameless has been profiled on the Cox Cable Television program promoting the breed and the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. He presents the American flag at the show’s opening ceremonies the final weekend, and will be featured in the 2013 Scottsdale Show’s 4-color promotional magazine ads.” The Arabian Horse Association Ambassador Award Selection Committee received letters from numerous Arabian horse people, amateur and professional, recommending Sshameless for the Ambassador Award. Letters also came from Region 7 Vice-Director Bruce Johnson; from Phoenix television producer Shari E. Norton, and from Homeward Bound’s Dana Bailey. “Sshameless already is one of the Arabian breed’s best ambassadors,” Johnson told the AHA Board of Directors. “Sshameless’ character and personality set him apart,” added Norton. “His gentle and patient nature is uniquely his. He is delightful and animated, showing an innate intelligence, whether he is the focus of children meeting an Arabian horse for the first time, or a panel of judges in the show ring. He remains calm and steady even when the humans around him show genuine excitement.” “Every December, Sshameless invites about 20 Homeward Bound children to his home,” Bailey explains. “The children are captivated by this beautiful and special horse—they learn he shares something in common with them. Like them, Sshameless once had an uncertain future. Fortunately for Sshameless, Lisa Shover came into his life and together they have accomplished amazing feats in the Arabian horse world against all odds. However, Lisa knew that Sshameless had other work he was meant to do outside the show arena. He was meant to teach fragile, at-risk children not to give up, to believe in themselves, and to dream about their own futures.” “There are days I wish he could speak because he has a lot to teach us,” adds Norton. “Sshameless does it all without words.” Sshameless was the Arabian Horse Association Ambassador Award Selection Committee’s unanimous choice. n Volume 43, No. 9 | 213

Leaders Of The Times: February Calendar Feature

The Renaissance by Kara Larson

Opening to the month of February in the 2013 Arabian Horse Times calendar, a bold and talented stallion by the name of The Renaissance demands further consideration. When owner Jacque Thompson began to describe this exciting stallion, she offered the following words: “Upright, Powerful, Sizable yet Compact, Trotty, Beautiful, and Classic.” These descriptors carry a lot of weight, but for Jacque and those involved with the 7-yearold stallion, The Renaissance lives up to and fills every one of them with authority. Bred by Steve and Sandra Swanson and their daughter Kim Morris at Mirage Ltd. in Lincoln, Neb., Jacque bought The Renaissance as a 4-year-old with great plans and hopes for his future. “I was looking for national quality breeding stock for Smoky Mountain Park Arabians when I saw The Renaissance going into a Junior English class back in 2010,” shares Jacque. “I was so impressed with The Renaissance that I later went by his stall to see him as he really is, that is, just being himself, not showing off, but relaxed. There are not that many horses that can stand up to that kind of inspection, but Renaissance did. He had the classic beauty, presence, style and conformation I wanted to see in the foals produced at Smoky Mountain, so we immediately began negotiations and purchased him shortly thereafter.” In the years since the purchase of Renaissance, Jacque has put a great deal of her focus into developing and furthering the stallion’s breeding endeavors, which are proving to hold much promise as well. “His ‘test’ year as a stud for us here produced Essence of Fire SMP who went Reserve in the 2012 AEPA Yearling In-Hand class held at the Buckeye. That foal was out of one of two farm owned mares that Renaissance bred back in 2010,” says Jacque. We bred more mares to The Renaissance the following year and the great thing about the resulting foals is not only are they beautiful like he is, but they all


seem to prefer to trot when turned loose. I think The Renaissance has a bright future as a breeding animal.” Already demonstrating his natural prowess and talent in the show ring, The Renaissance has had some incredible success in the show ring as 2009 Unanimous U.S. National English Pleasure Futurity Champion, 2010 Scottsdale Junior English Pleasure Reserve Champion, 2012 Arabian Celebration English Pleasure Champion (again unanimous), and 2012 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure. Jacque is proud of what her stallion has done so far and is also very confident in his future. “It is wonderful that The Renaissance has had such great success even though he’s been shown little, but I think his greatest contribution is yet to come.” Jacque continues, “He will be standing at stud here at Smoky Mountain, where we value the production of The Renaissance national quality purebreds and HalfArabians. My reluctance to risk such an animal on the road going to shows has been met with some objections by his fans who love to see him work.” Jacque was made aware of The Renaissance’s blossoming fan base and his widespread appeal after his performance with Jim Stachowski at the 2012 Arabian Celebration. “The pair brought the crowd to their feet in honest appreciation for a great performance. I had people approaching me even the next day,” shares Jacque. “One woman, who was returning to the breed after a long hiatus, stopped me in the parking lot to say how much she had enjoyed the show and that The Renaissance was the highlight of the show for her. She talked about how thankful she was to see an athlete that was also so beautiful and had the classic hallmarks of the Arabian horse. I was so glad to hear such positivity and her comments confirmed my confidence that The Renaissance might just be part of a renaissance of the Arabian breed in America altogether.” n

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Awards Dinner


by Linda White

On Saturday evening, January 19, 2013, more than 250 horse people joined their friends and colleagues at the United States Equestrian Federation’s Annual Awards Dinner, an occasion honoring individuals who made a significant impact on equestrian sport in 2012. Louisville’s distinguished Henry Clay Building, downtown, was the perfect setting for the elegant formal event. This year’s banquet was especially joyful for the large numbers of Arabian horse people who attended, because this year, four of the nine major awards went to members of the Arabian horse community. The Ellen Scripps Memorial Breeder Of The Year award went to Maroon Fire Arabians’ owners David and Gail Liniger, and Tim and Marty Shea. The Linigers’ recordbreaking performance sire, Afire Bey V, has stood for most of his breeding career at Shea Stables, in Metamora, Mich. Tim Shea took the podium to thank the USEF on behalf of the Liniger’s, who were seated at a table near the stage. He also expressed gratitude to everyone who has supported Afire Bey V, his numerous national champion offspring, and his ongoing influence as a sire. “This is a great moment for us, and for the Arabian breed,” Marty Shea told us later. “Traditionally, many of the USEF’s awards have gone to hunters and jumpers and other breeds and disciplines. The Liniger’s and Tim and I were happy, not only to win this prestigious award, but also to see that so many Arabian people attended the dinner this year.” “We were very honored,” said Tim Shea, “and one of the nicest things was that three other Arabian trainers: Wendy Potts, Matt Siemon and Joe Reser, won awards in the open categories.” That they did. Wendy Potts received the Vaughan Smith Trophy, which is presented to the best rider of any horse

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or pony breed shown in hunter pleasure, show hack, hunter hack, dressage hack, costume, side saddle or western dressage. Potts and her students have won more than 150 national and reserve national championships at the U.S., Canadian, and Youth Nationals, and Potts has been recognized year after year as the leading Arabian hunter pleasure trainer in the country. Potts owns and operates Freewill Farm in Mansfield, Texas. Matthew Siemon went home with the C.J. “June” Cronan Trophy, for excelling in the Arabian and Half-Arabian English pleasure and park divisions. A third generation show horse person, Siemon rode Nancy Shafer, Gregg and Lotta Shafer’s Ronde Vu to the 2012 U.S. and Canadian National Arabian Park Championships; the second consecutive year for the U.S. title. In all, Siemon rode and drove four horses to four 2012 Canadian National championship titles, three 2012 U.S. National championships and two U.S. reserve national championships. Siemon and his family own and operate Siemon Stables, in New Carlisle, Ohio. Joe Reser trains at Setting Sun Stables in Wakarusa, Ind. A noted western specialist, Reser was awarded the Barbara Worth Oakford Trophy for his top performances in a non-reining western discipline. In 2012 he earned five U.S. and Canadian national championships, one reserve national championship and seven national top tens with purebred and Half-Arabians. Reser’s amateur clients won nine 2012 U.S, Canadian and Youth national and reserve national Arabian and Half-Arabian championships and ten national top ten titles.

Joe Reser and Klint Black, 2012 Canadian National Arabian Western Pleasure Champions.

Wendy Potts with WD Noble Ladd, 2012 U.S. National Champions in Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure.

The Linigers and Sheas.

Matthew Siemon with Nancy Shafer, Gregg & Lotta Shafer’s Ronde Vu, 2012 U.S. National Arabian Park Horse Champion.

“The dinner was beautifully done,” stated Tim Shea. “The visuals were very professionally done: two screens on each side of the stage, excellent sound and video, and I was pleased to see that it was truly a formal evening. Everyone was dressed in fine formal attire, which showed respect for the entire horse industry. Horses are still a big part of American life.

“They are a very important part of our economy, and of our culture,” he added. “Directly or indirectly, the horse industry contributes billions of dollars. And horses and horse themes are included in every form of visual advertising.” For further information about the federation’s 2012 awards and awardwinners, visit the USEF website at, n

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Jack D. allen ( June 14, 1937-December 4, 2012)

Jack D. Allen, longtime Arabian horse owner and breeder, died in Phoenix, Ariz., on December 4, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat, and his three children—his daughter, Debbie, and sons Jack Jr. and Jay, who trains Arabian horses and is president of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. Jack Allen was one of the founding members of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Association and served as one of its earliest presidents, instrumental in the development of the club’s Medallion Stallion program, which is the inspiration for most of the industry’s successful futurities today. Born on June 14, 1937, in Barnesville, Minn., Jack grew up with horses on his family’s farm before moving to the Twin Cities area. His stories of breaking and training horses interested his sons, and when his youngest was in the eighth grade, the family moved to Forest Lake, Minn., where they acquired two Half-Arabians. “We decided that, of course, we needed more horses,” Jay Allen recalls, “so we decided to buy a couple of purebred Arabians.” It was not long before Jack realized that they needed to upgrade their growing herd. In 1982, on a business trip to California, he purchased the Khemosabi son, Khoumsalla. Khoumsalla had enjoyed a rewarding show career in California with trainer Ray Fisher, and would add more awards in the Midwest with Jerry McRae, of O’Mac Stables, and Jay Allen. The stallion’s successful career at stud was highlighted when two of his get topped classes at the Minnesota Fall Festival in 1985—Khall To Glory won both the auction and the Medallion Stallion Championships, showing with Jack Allen, and Khalua Rose won the Filly Championship. Khoumsalla died just prior to his induction into the MAHBA Hall of Fame in 2006. For most of his career, Jack worked in transportation, managing bus companies, but his passion became Arabian horses. While he knew about horse care and management, the Arabian breed was new to him, and over the years, he and his sons learned the business together. Jay remembers the first time they went to Scottsdale. “That was our first big eye opener that if we were going to do this, we needed better horses,” he says. “My dad would always tell people, ‘If you have any doubt that you’re a little barn blind, you just

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need to go to Scottsdale. That’ll fix that right up if you’ve got your eyes open.’” Fifteen years ago, when Jay and Diane Allen transferred their training operation to Phoenix, Ariz., Jack and Pat moved west too, and lived at Golden Ridge Farms. Until his health declined, Jack helped out at the facility. “He was just a very caring, loving person,” Jay says. “Everybody loved my dad; everybody always had something nice to say about him, and he always had something nice to say about everybody else. He didn’t blow smoke; he said it like it was (if you didn’t want to hear the truth, then you probably shouldn’t ask). I think that’s a great quality.” Jay Allen smiles when he remembers his father’s love for Arabian horses. “There is one story that a lot of people in Minnesota will remember,” he says. It concerned Khall To Glory’s wins in the 1985 Medallion Stallion classes. “It was the first time my dad had ever shown a horse, and he had a great colt. I can’t remember how much money he won that night, but it was a bunch, so that was a big deal. The funny thing that sticks out in everybody’s mind was, when he went to get the ribbon, he started to trot toward center ring and he raised his lead to switch it over to the other side—and the horse stopped dead in his tracks and my dad landed flat on the ground. In his tuxedo! He jumped up, just took off again and never missed a beat. He always talked about that. It was so much fun for him.” n

BAY MONTRACHET (1983-2012)

As horse lovers, we’ve all experienced that certain special bond with an exceptional horse—a horse that makes an everlasting impression. For the Betten Family, Peter Stachowski, and the Stachowski Farms staff, one of those once-in-a-lifetime horses was Half-Arabian bay gelding Bay Montrachet. From the very first time that owner Khris Betten Jutasi saw “Bay,” she was mesmerized by his incredible presence and athleticism. “I don’t know if it was love at first sight, but it sure felt that way. I knew that someday I would ride this amazing horse.” Khris’s dream was realized at the age of 13 when her father, Joe, let her show Bay for the first time at a class A show in Detroit. After that, Khris and Bay competed throughout the U.S. and Canada, accumulating impressive wins in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure division. Bay won National Championship titles in the U.S. and Canada, a Reserve National Championship at Youth Nationals with Khris, along with several National top tens. Bay also won championships at NSH Finals in Fine Harness and Three Gaited ATR, along with numerous top tens in both divisions.

looks like,” shares Khris. “He had a certain patience and fondness for Bay—a very special relationship. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Peter, from whom I learned so much.”

When it came time for Bay to retire, Khris could also rely on (Bay Dubonnet++ x A Little Bit Of Country) Alongside Bay’s success in the Stachowski farm to care for the show ring, Khris and her dream horse shared many her beloved gelding. “It was a relief to know that he was irreplaceable memories. “Growing up, Bay was truly like a best loved and closely cared for by Lori Roberts and the staff friend to me. He was a quiet listener and the best secret keeper at Stachowski Farm. They gave Bay the most amazing any girl could wish for.” Khris continues, “In the winter, Bay second-half of his life, and for this I am forever grateful.” and I would spend time together at home and I often found an oasis in Bay’s stall. I would sit in the corner in the sawdust A horse that had a magical way of capturing your while he munched on his hay.” heart from the first moment you laid eyes on him, Bay Montrachet will be missed. He was an unforgettable show Another big part of Bay’s life was his trainer, Peter horse, a young girl’s best friend, and a beautiful testament Stachowski. “Working with Peter over the course of my to the Arabian horse. All who knew him loved him, and we teenage years taught me what love and respect for an animal will forever treasure his memory. n

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A Leg Up Dealing With Rain Rot by Heather Smith Thomas If you plan to breed a mare next spring, she should have a thorough breeding soundness exam in the fall. Walter R. Threlfall D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D, a reproductive specialist at Ohio State University, says that the history of the mare is just as important as the physical exam in determining whether she may have a problem that needs to be addressed before the next breeding season. Rain rot, also known as rain scald, mud fever, dew poisoning, dermatophilosis and cutaneous actinomycosis, is infection of the skin caused by a bacterial pathogen called Dermatophilus congolensis. These bacteria are often present on healthy animals and generally cause problems only when conditions are favorable for infection.

are in a wet environment,” she says. In these instances the infection could be confused with scratches. “It can be difficult to differentiate between the two types of infections. The only way would be to do a skin scraping and look at it under a microscope—to actually see the bacteria. Dermatophilus congolensis has a very distinct appearance. If you have a good sample and the correct staining, you can see these bacteria; they line up next to one another and form a pattern that looks like railroad tracks,” she explains. To treat rain rot, she clips the hair off affected areas, which exposes the bacteria to air. Long hair holds moisture next to the skin. “If you can get the hair away and get the scabs off, treatment will be more affective. I use betadine or chlorhexadine (Nolvasan) and then make sure the area is known as rain dried,” says Wilkinson.

Jenny Wilkinson, DVM (University of Vermont) says horse owners need to know that this is contagious. “People originally thought it “Rain rot, also was caused by a fungus that scald, mud fever, dew poisoning, lived in the soil. Research has shown that it is caused by dermatophilosis and cutaneous bacteria that live on the skin. Horses may carry it and never actinomycosis, is infection of the develop a problem, but other horses they come into contact skin caused by a bacterial pathogen with might be susceptible to called Dermatophilus congolensis. the infection. We’re not sure why some horses get rain These bacteria are often present on rot and others (in the same environmental conditions) do healthy animals and generally cause not, but it may have something problems only when conditions are to do with the immune system,” says Wilkinson.

favorable for infection.”

“We usually see it when we get a lot of rain, or during a muddy season. We see a lot of rain rot infections in the back of the pastern when horses


“Some veterinarians mix up a scratches paste, and it works nicely for scratches or rain rot on the lower legs. It’s a combination of furazone, penicillin and gentocin—very broad-spectrum. The horse may start out with just rain rot, but is then predisposed to secondary bacterial infections. We use a broad-spectrum ointment to make sure we cover everything that might be there,” she says.

“Another treatment that works is White Lightning (containing chlorine dioxide), which is used for thrush

A Leg Up and white-line disease in the hoof. It works well for scratches or rain rot and is not abrasive. It permeates the area and gets in under the crusts. When you squeeze it out of the container, it creates a chemical reaction that produces a gas that allows it to penetrate better. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal,” she says.

time looking at all the other things; I can focus on a hormonal problem—like a possible granulosa cell tumor in the ovary. The more history I get, the less money the owner will have to spend.” A thorough history helps the veterinarian see where to focus with diagnostic tests, rather than doing all of the tests on every mare.

It’s also important to keep the horse in a clean, dry environment. “If he is outside, put him in a clean, dry stall until you get the rain rot or scratches cleared up. If there are crusts along the back and withers, which we often see in wet weather, clean it up to allow air to get to it. I don’t use ointments on the back, because they tend to hold moisture. Use betadine or chlorhexadine and dry it,” she says.

Records (or evidence) of previous reproductive surgery such as Caslick’s repair or correction of abnormal perineal conformation can indicate there was a need to correct a problem that might compromise conception or pregnancy. Information about any prior uterine infection and previous treatment can also be important.

“I’ve seen some cases get so bad that they result in cellulitis that goes up the leg. Bacteria under the skin cause swelling, pain and lameness. In that case you’ll need to give the horse systemic antibiotics,” says Wilkinson. She usually recommends TMS tablets (trimethoprim sulfa) orally. “If that drug doesn’t work, we’d switch to injectables—such as a combination of IM penicillin and IV genticyn. If that doesn’t work, we’ll use a stronger IV medication. Most rain rot cases can be treated locally, without systemic antibiotics, especially if you catch it early.”It helps to know if the mare just retired from an athletic career (with possible athletic injuries, or drug therapy such as anabolic steroids that might hinder reproductive performance). Past breeding and reproductive records are helpful as well—her heat cycle patterns, length of anestrus and transitional heats when coming out of anestrus, number of previous foals, how recently she had her last foal, gestation length, whether births have been normal or difficult, any foaling complications, retained placenta, and so on. An accurate history can disclose factors that might directly or indirectly have an inf luence on her future reproductive abilities. “Sometimes owners don’t realize how valuable these records are,” Threlfall explains. “If they say their mare hasn’t conceived and give me no other information, then I must go through the whole route of looking for the problem. If they can elaborate and tell me she hasn’t had a heat for eight months, I don’t have to spend

Earlier data will be helpful when compared with the results of subsequent examinations to determine whether the mare’s condition has improved, remained the same, or worsened. Evidence of early embryonic death or early pregnancy loss during previous pregnancies (the mare checked in foal early on and later open) is also important. Accurate records can help determine the cause for loss of pregnancy when combined with examination of the mare’s reproductive tract and diagnostic laboratory findings. Good records, in conjunction with various aspects of the examination, will give the veterinarian a picture of what is going on and how much time might be needed to correct it. “We like to do breeding soundness exams in the fall to give us more time to get a problem corrected,” says Threlfall. “We know the longer that inflammation is in the uterus, the more likely we’ll have scar tissue present. If she was bred this breeding season and didn’t conceive, and we see her in the fall, we can do all the workups and find out what’s wrong. We can treat her now. It is always a good idea to get a mare ready for early breeding.” This gives you more time early in the breeding season to finish correcting any problem that might otherwise interfere with pregnancy. “By doing all this, you are preparing for the next breeding season, instead of going into it with a mare that’s not fertile and you don’t know what’s wrong,” Threlfall says. “You might breed her three times and by the time you find out what’s wrong, it may be too late to breed her this year. [By checking mares in the fall], you can get these things done and have them ready to go for next year.” n

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Regional championships April 25-28, 2013, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 6-11, 2013, Region 12 Championship, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. May 10-12, 2013, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 18-19, 2013, Region 8 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 29-June 2, 2013, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. May 29-June 2, 2013, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. June 6-8, 2013, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 13-16, 2013, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 14-16, 2013, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039.


June 18-22, 2013, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 20-23, 2013, June 13 Championship, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 21-23, 2013, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 27-30, 2013, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 28-30, 2013, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Becky McAllister, 406-861-4929. June 29-30, 2013, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Wilson, 530-383-4935. June 29-30, 2013, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. July 3-7, 2013, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Martin Kleiner, 717-507-5474. July 4-7, 2013, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 5-14, 2013, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 9-13, 2013, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 10-13, 2013, Region 16 Championship, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 17-20, 2013, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-657-6133. July 23-27, 2013, Region 17 Championship, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538.


FebruAry February 23-24, 2013, Central FL Arab Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. MArch March 14-17, 2013, 42nd Annual Carousel Charity, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 14-17, 2013, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 15-17, 2013, Missouri All Arab Horse Show, St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. March 15-17, 2013, Heritage Arabian Classic I, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. March 16-17, 2013, Ocala 18th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. March 21-24, 2013, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. March 22-24, 2013, Alabama All Arabian B Show, Rainsville, Alabama. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. March 22-24, 2013, Rancho CA Spring Show A and B, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 22-24, 2013, MAHA All Arab Spring Fling, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. March 23, 2013, AHANM Spring Fever One Day Show A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. March 28-31, 2013, NW Heritage Spring Show A, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Bonny Braden, 425-338-1431.

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March 29-30, 2013, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 29-31, 2013, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 29-31, 2013, Deseret A and B Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. March 29-31, 2013, The Arabian Celebration A and B, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. April April 5-7, 2013, Fiesta Del Mar A and B, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. April 5-7, 2013, Magnolia Classic B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 5-7, 2013, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. April 6, 2013, Spring One Day Sport Horse & Jumping Show, Terrell, Texas. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-418-1328. April 12-14, 2013, Lone Star Classic, San Antonia, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 13, 2013, Sunflower Arab One Day Show I A, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 14, 2013, Sunflower Arab One Day Show II B, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 19-21, 3013, Virginia Arabian Horse Show and Futurity, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Robin Lohnes, 703-915-1181. April 23-24, 2013, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 25-28, 2013, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northhampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Pamela Turner, 607-739-3341.

April 26-28, 2013, Daffodil All Arab Spring Show A and B, Payallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. April 26-28, 2013, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 26-28, 2013, Mason & Dixon Classic Horse Show, Quentin, Pennsylvania. Contact: Amanda Krall, 717-514-4772. MAy May 2-5, 2013, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. May 3-5, 2013, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Red Bluff, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 3-5, 2013, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. May 3-5, 2013, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. May 3-5, 2013, Empire State Arab Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. May 8-12, 2013, Great Plains Arab Classic A, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. May 9-12, 2013, AHASFV 50th Annual Show A, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 9-12, 2013, Cascade Arabian Youth Benefit, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425. May 10-12, 2013, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 16-18, 2013, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244.

May 16-19, 2013, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 17-19, 2013, ARK Arab Victory Challenge B, Texarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Erika Studer, 501-747-2900. May 23-26, 2013, Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 24-26, 2013, Spindletop Spring Arab, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 31-June 2, 2013, Showtime 2013, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. June June 1-2, 2013, Virginia Sport Horse Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Robin Lohnes, 703-915-1181.

NAtionAls events July 20-27, 2013, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. August 12-17, 2013, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. september 18-22, 2013, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Virginia. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. october 18-26, 2013, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

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A ABCCA.......................................................................................................109 Adandy Farm .............................................................. 26-27AEPA (168-169) AHT Boutique ............................................................................................140 AHT Halter Horses .....................................................................................52 AHT Subscriptions ........................................................................... 224, 230 AHT World Cup ..........................................................................................21 Al Shahania Stud ....................................................................................14, 15 Al Shaqab .......................................................................................... 232, IBC Aljassimya Farm..............................................................................................5 Ames Reining Horses ...................................................23-30Reining (75-82) Arabian Breeders World Cup.................................................................38, 39 B Belevedere Arabian Farm LLC .............................................................40, 41 Bellinger Arabian Stud ........................................................................... 16-20 Boisvert Farms, LLC.......................................................................FC, 29-35 Brian Welman Training Center .........14Reining, 22-30Reining (66, 74-82) Buckshot Farms.............................................................20-21Reining (72-73) C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc................................. 8, 9, 17-21AEPA (159-163) Challendon Arabians ..................................................................................225 Chrishan Park ..........................................................................23AEPA (165) Conway Arabians ............................................................8-9AEPA (150, 151) Crescent Creek Farms.............................................................. 13AEPA (155) D Diamond B Training Stables........................................ 18-19Reining (70-71) Diamond Hill Arabians........................................................... 16AEPA (158) E Easton, Benjamin .....................................................................15Reining (67) Eleanor’s Arabians ...................................................................32Reining (84) F Frierson Atkinson .......................................................................................224 G Gallún Farms .......................................................................................... 14-20 GRK Farms LLC ...................................................................................10, 11 H Haras FT .................................................................................8Haras FT (92) Haras JM ....................................................................................................108 Haras Mayed ..................................................................................... 232, IBC Hazlewood Arabians ..............................................................................36, 37 Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ....................................................................................225 Hennessey Arabian Partners LLC ......................................... 10AEPA (152) Hickory Lane Farms Arabians................................................ 32AEPA (174) Hoffman International Properties ......................................................... 46-50 Hollywood Vintage LLC ........................................................ 11Reining (63) J Jared Leclair Performance Horses .......................................... 16Reining (68) Javan Photography ..................................................................................12, 13 John O’Hara Performance Horses .................................. 2-3Reining (54, 55) K Kiesner Training ........................5-7AEPA, 10-11AEPA (147-149, 152-153) Knipe, Ken & Susan ...................................................................................192

L Liberty Meadows Training Center ......................................... 31AEPA (173) Lowe Show Horse Centre ......................................................... 2AEPA (144) M Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ....................................48AEPA (190), 191, 225 McNamara Performance Horses............................................. 14Reining (66) McQuay Stables .......................................................................13Reining (65) Mediterránia.................................................................................................. 51 Midwest ........................................................................................ 7, 232, IBC Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc.......................................... 226, 227 Montgomery Ross & Associates Inc. .......................................................... 51 P P&S Enterprises, Inc. .................................................................................224 Panache Arabians..................................................................... 30AEPA (172) Phara Farm ..................................................................................................193 R R.O. Lervick Arabians ...............................................................................225 Rae-Dawn Arabians ...................................................................................2, 3 Randle Performance Horses....................................................12Reining (64) Red Tail Arabians .................................................................... 31AEPA (173) Regency Cove Farm................................................................................36, 37 Reilich, Bill & Shirley ....................................................6-7AEPA (148, 149) Rooker Training Stable .............................................. 13-15AEPA (155-157) S Showtime Training Center ....................................... IFC, 1, 12AEPA (154) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians LLC ..................... 142, 1AEPA (143), BC Southern Oaks Farm ................................................. IFC, 1, 12AEPA (154) Southern Star Ranch ....................................................... 2-3Reining (54, 55) Southwest Farm Services............................................................................225 Stachowski Farm, Inc. ....................................................... 141, 4AEPA (146) Stone Ridge Arabians .....................................................................................7 Stonehedge Farms, LLC ........................................................... 4AEPA (146) Strawberry Banks Farm ...........................................................22AEPA (164) Sultana Stables ......................................................................... 24AEPA (166) Swanson & Jampsa, LLC .......................................................... 3AEPA (145) T TA Toskcan Sun LLC................................................................................ 141 The Encore Select Group LLC .............................................. 18AEPA (163) The Hat Lady..............................................................................................225 Tom McCutcheon Reining Horses..............................16-17Reining (68-69) Turnabout Farm ....................................................................... 17Reining (69) V Varian Arabians ..........................................................................................224 Vicki Humphrey Training Center ...........................................16AEPA (158), 28-29AEPA (170-171) W Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ................................................................225 Willowbank Farm ...................................................................... 3AEPA (145) Wolf Springs Ranch ................................................................ 31Reining (83) Wunderbar Arabians ............................................................... 25AEPA (167)

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Faraa Al Shaqab

(Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star) 2007 Stallion

StANdiNG At Stud WitH MidWeSt trAiNiNG CeNter

MidWeSt trAiNiNG CeNter David Boggs - Nate White -

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JJ SeVeriAnO (Faraa Al Shaqab x JJ Odessa by Magnum Psyche) 2012 Colt bred and owned by Haras Mayed

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JJ MentOn (Faraa Al Shaqab x JJ Bella rose by Magnum Psyche) 2012 Colt bred and owned by Haras Mayed

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JJ ArgentinA (Faraa Al Shaqab x Diva girl by Versace) 2012 Filly bred and owned by Haras Mayed

Scottsdale Contender

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ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire

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

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Arabian Horse Times Vol. 43, No. 9  
Arabian Horse Times Vol. 43, No. 9  

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