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January 2010 $7.50


Huckins

+//

with Sophia Handel

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE 13 & UNDER JTR ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE 13 & UNDER JOTR & JTR (Hucklebey Berry x Kai Baska)

Glacier Fire with Sophia Handel

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JOTR & JTR (Baske Afire x Snow Fly)

Owned by Sophia Handel & Sharon Ames Trained by: Christine Johnston Iron Horse Farms Of Georgia LLC e-mail: christine2you@aol.com


Noonday Moon

+

(Rohara Moon Storm+// x Vallejo Cashmere)

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AOTR with Laurie Husband

HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN with Chris Culbreth

Owned by Laurie Husband & Sharon Ames Culbreth Equine Training & Management, LLC Chris & Michele Culbreth www.culbrethequine.com


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your connection to the industry’s most gifted foals. Listed from top to bottom: 2009 black h/a colt out of a Will Shriver bred mare High Speed Connection 2005 bay colt out of a Hearrts On Fire daughter Ghazis Connection 2008 bay gelding out of an *El Ghazi daughter vesty ferrara

Standing at Vicki Humphrey Training Center • Canton, GA 770.740.8432 • vicki@vickihumphrey.com Diamond Hill Arabians • Jacques Lapointe • Waxhaw, NC 704.243.7036 • Janprointl1@aol.com

www.HucksConnectionV.com Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace multi-program nominated • SCID clear

Stop by our booth at the show entrance of the exhibit tents for presentation times. (Booth # 711 on the left...back wall of tent # 1)

See Hucks Connection V up close and personal while learning how you too, can breed one of this industry’s next young superstars!

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January 2010

Contents 102

55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show—A Preview by Linda White

10 SSS

102

Scottsdale Signature Stallions Spell Success! by Linda White

195

Allience—Sometimes The Best Takes A Bit Longer by Christy Egan

202

What We Have Learned About Breeding English Performance Horses—An Interview With Tim And Marty Shea by Mary Kirkman

208

The 2010 Arabian Horse Times Stallion Directory

210

Families In The Arabian Horse Community— The Rookers And The Mollers by Gina Czupka

220

Gai Trillo At 36—The Last Of His Kind by Linda White

252

2 Reining

2010 Scottsdale ARHA Reining Futurity by Linda White

242

Leaders Of The Times—Gitar MF by Colleen Scott

244

The Arabian Horse In History—The Euphrates Expedition, Part II by Andrew K. Steen

252

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tours—New Year’s Weekend 2010 by Lori Ricigliano

258

2009 Arabian Horse Times E-Newsletter Photo Contest

267

In Memoriam: Exceladdinn (1982 - 2009) by Mary Kirkman

270

On The Cover:

Justify

(Magnum Psyche x S Justadream), owned by DST Arabians. See pages 1-16 Justify (81-96). 4 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Comments From The Editor

270

A Lifetime With Arabians—Ronteza, Part II by Sheila Varian

276

Calendar Of Events

282

Looking Ahead

285

Index Of Advertisers


Tied First on the charts for

All-Time Leading Western Pleasure Horse

The winningest National Western Pleasure Horse Open & Junior horse 1997 ~ 2007 +/ Shah Azim x Mimis Memory, by Kaiyoum Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Region 12 Spotlight MN Medallion Stallion • Iowa Gold Star • SCID Clear

Proudly owned by Mark & Jennifer Schouten of Cave Creek, AZ info@mjclassicarabians.com • 480.720.8932 • www.MJClassicArabians.com For breeding information contact

Rick Gault Training 2703 Spencer Road, Archdale, NC 27263 336.861.5644 • rickgault@northstate.net www.RickGaultTraining.com

+/ *Jullyen El Jamaal x Alyce Bey V, by Huckleberry Bey Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Iowa Gold Star • SCID Clear JANUARY 2010 | 5


Comments From The Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Mike Villaseñor Kandi Menne John Diedrich

The Resolute Aficionado Among Us After editing this month’s magazine, I was struck by the determined and insightful nature of an Arabian horse aficionado among us. Some of you may know her, but, unfortunately, my guess is that most of you don’t. Regardless, she is an individual all of us can admire.

Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 40, No. 8, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $75 two years, $105 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials.

AHT writer Linda White sketches Peggy Dey’s life in “We Are Reminded,” on pages 258-259. What struck me so forcefully was not only Dey’s kindness and dedication to her horses, but her simple observation of one of the most fundamental truths in horse ownership: “I have made a strong commitment to care for these animals,” she said. “I feel that we have a responsibility to them. They have so much to offer us, beyond just the material. I see so many cast-offs. Every animal has a certain spiritual value, whether planned or not planned. Two of the horses here are 27, and several are over 20, but they are entitled to the best care and a safe, comfortable retirement. They are a part of our history. I just wish that more people would take the time to get to know their horses personally, and to cherish them for the remarkable creatures they are. In this material world, it’s so easy to lose sight of the things in our lives that have real value.” Not everyone buys a horse because they want a relationship with one; however, those who love Arabians, with their intelligent, responsive temperament, would say that getting to know them as individuals is the greatest gift of all. So, get to know your horses and take active roles in their lives, because I guarantee you that the reward will certainly outweigh your effort. Besides, it is the Arabian horse.

Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

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The

Nat ionall Champion Son

of

Nat ional Champions

*Marwan Al Shaqab & Shalina El Jamaal

Who’s next ?

History Repeats Itself …

2010 Fee $2,500 Incentives Available SCID & CA Clear Frozen Semen Available for International Shipment The Marhaabah Legacy Group Chris Anckersen, Manager 864-647-7588 anckersen@aol.com www.Marhaabah.com

KHAARIZMAH x Kharben++/ granddaughter Fred & Carol Johnson

MARHAABAHS SONATA x *Simeon Shai+ daughter Dan Shelor

MARHAALAH x Fame VF+ granddaughter Danna Grosse

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IN THE DESERT The first preview of White Diamonds from the Midwest Invitational Scottsdale Sale... AN ENORMOUS SUCCESS with 550 in attendance and 2,700 live internet views! Special congratulations to our sellers and the new buyers. And now, Midwest awaits YOUR visit— enjoy our hospitality and see a wonderful collection of horses available.

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MIDWEST

PPoetry Pprovidence x Rosebud SS

HL Valla Vitoria DA Valentino x HL Infactuation

To receive dates and times of previews or to schedule an appointment, contact:

David Boggs 612-328-8312 midwest@sbwireless.net

Travis Rice 612-919-6134 travismidwest@sbwireless.net

Nate White 480-614-9812 OR 563-663-7383 natemidwest@sbwireless.net

9707 EAST CACTUS ROAD SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

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Lathifa HEM HSE Dalakhani x Badiia Sells with a breeding to DA Valentino


Aurora Bey

Heires To Marc

Bey Shah x Banyasse

QR Marc x Adarria

In foal to WH Justice

Star Of Gaishea WN Ultimate Star x Gaishea Sells with a breeding to WH Justice

JJ Evening Star Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique Sells with a breeding to WH Justice

www.MidwestArabian.com JANUARY 2010 | 11


S E M P E R A M O R E TO Semper Fie x In Love, by Padrons Psyche

Vesty

Scottsdale Yearling Fillies (Jr.)

Proudly bred & owned by

THIRTEEN OAKS ARABIANS Ed & Maureen Horton 512 Bowman Creek Road Blountville, TN 37617 E-mail: TOArabians@aol.com www.ThirteenOaks.com For breeding information call 423.323.4905 Sired By

*Sir Fames HBV x Crimson Sharem 12 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

B (B S Y 2 F


T

he colts of

THIRTEEN OAKS ARABIANS

have brought us tremendous pride and great success that has started at Scottsdale. We are proud of this year's contenders who will start their journey in the tradition of the desert... Our 2010 yearling contenders prepared by O'Neill Arabians, Dynamite Road, Cave Creek. To be presented by Dan Bergren.

V I T R U V I U S TO DaVinci FM x DA Shahnia, by Bey Shah

Scottsdale Yearling Colts (Jr.)

2005 BASKE ALERT (Baske Afire x Psierra PGA) Scottsdale Signature Champion Yearling Colt 2007 U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt

2006

2007

2008

SEMPER FIE (*Sir Fames HBV x Crimson Sharem) Scottsdale Supreme Champion Scottsdale Jr. Champion Colt & Winner Yearling Colt (Unanimous)

GIDDEONN TO (*Marwan Al Shaqab x Grace And Glory) Scottsdale Top Ten Yearling Colts Open & Signature U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Colt

SPARTACUS TO (*Marwan Al Shaqab x DA Shahnia) Scottsdale Reserve Champion Yearling Colt Ajman UAE Show Champion Colt

2009 VITORIO TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) Scottsdale Top Ten Yearling Colt U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt JANUARY 2010 | 13


Sired by PS Afire Chief:

Vallenatos SMP out of PS Babylove

Chief Exclaim SMP out of GC Madamolselle, by High Pointe

Huckleberry Bey++

Bay El Bey++ Taffona

Afire Bey V Autumn Fire

*Bask++ Sparklingburgundy

The Chief Justice

*Bask++ Sey Cherie

Justa Glow+/ Bint Galoria

Naborrs Lancer Galoria

U.S. National Reserve Champion Park Canadian National Reserve Champion Park Region 15 Champion Pleasure Driving Multi-Regional Champion Park, Driving & English Pleasure Scottsdale Top Five Stallion Halter Multi-U.S National Top Tens in Pleasure Driving (Including 2009) Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

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Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • 1558 Muddy Creek Road, Lenoir City, TN 37772 • 865.388.0507 • www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com JANUARY 2010 | 15


The most exciting city on Earth.....

The most talked about Party of the Year.... The most Beautiful horses in the WORLD ...

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It can only mean one thing...

Arabian Breeders World Cup

arabianbreedersworldcup.com

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Offering for sale, the finest collection of National Champion and future National Champion performance horses.

S TA C H O W S K I FA R M , I N C . TRAINING & MARKETING CENTER

S C O T T S D A L E

A T S A N D S P U R R A N C H 93RD STREET & CACTUS ROAD HORSES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT, CALL: Jim Stachowski, cell: 330-603-2116 • Peter Stachowski, cell: 330-620-0194 Sharon Blendinger ~ Jim Bowman Mantua, Ohio • 330-274-2494 • E-mail: info@stachowski.com 18 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


ARABIANS PARK MD AQUARIUS (Aequus x Classically Yours) 2000 Bay Mare. One of the most thrilling park horses in the Arabian breed. Ready to take an amateur to a National Championship.

ENGLISH PLEASURE BEN ANZA (Anza Padron x Eloquent-Godiva) 2005 Bay Gelding. Outstanding junior English pleasure horse. Will be a National champion amateur or open. SF CIMARRON (SF Specs Shocwave x Sweet Shelby Bey) 2006 Chestnut

MD Aquarius

Gala De Baske

Hometown Hero

Roxbury

SV Justajoy

Fire Berry Baske

HS Justatemptation

WCF Mata Hari

Gelding. Debuting in the English pleasure futurity class at Scottsdale. EMPEROR OF ANZA (Anza Padron x Empress Of Baske) 2006 Chestnut

Stallion. Showing in the English pleasure futurity class at Scottsdale. National champion bloodlines. CP SHENANIGAN (Anza Padron x CP Dance Card) 2007 Chestnut Gelding. Flashy and exciting! A top contender for the 2010 English pleasure futurity class.

COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE GALA DE BASKE (Baske Afire x Gala De Cognac) 2005 Chestnut Mare. Will be shown in the country English pleasure junior horse class at Scottsdale. Will make an excellent amateur horse. National level. HOMETOWN HERO (Scrimmage x On Fyre) 2002 Bay Gelding. Bright, square moving, regional champion. National level youth or amateur horse. ROXBURY (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance) 1999 Bay Gelding. 2009

This horse could be a national champion junior exhibitor horse. Great minded. SV JUSTAJOY (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara) 2000 Grey Mare.

Broodmare/show horse supreme窶馬ational champion for an amateur or junior exhibitor. FIRE BERRY BASKE (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay) 2005 Bay Gelding. Will be shown in the junior country English pleasure class at Scottsdale. A national contender. JMA BRENTWOOD (Baske Afire x Bing Barbary) 2005 Bay Stallion.

National quality junior country English pleasure horse. Amateur or open. AFIRES VICTOR (Afire Bey V x Vallejo Victorie) 2006 Chestnut Gelding.

Will be showing in the 4-year-old country English pleasure class at Scottsdale. MERCY ME CC (Baske Afire x Sienna Tera) 2005 Bay Mare. Fancy and

beautiful. Quality, breeding, and roses in her future.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS

WWW.STACHOWSKI.COM

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SF BITTERSWEET (Afire Bey V x SF Sweet Elegance) 2003 Chestnut Mare. A beautiful mare with a pedigree to match. Will make an excellent broodmare or country English pleasure horse. NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei) 2004 Bay Gelding. Very good minded and

will make an excellent amateur mount. A full sister to The Way She Moves. HUNTER PLEASURE NOBLES ANGEL (IXL Noble Express x Afires Expose) 2005 Bay Mare.

SF Sticker Shoc

JB She Got Game

Beautiful mare with an excellent pedigree. Showing in the junior hunter class at Scottsdale. STALLIONS HS JUSTATEMPTATION (A Temptation x HL Justalusion) 2003 Grey

Stallion. With his pedigree and beauty, he not only is a great show horse, but also will make an excellent breeding stallion.

HALF-ARABIANS ENGLISH PLEASURE WCF MATTA HARI (Zodiac Matador x Refina) 1999 Chestnut Mare. Already a national champion and will be many times more in the future. Ghazimoto

Bugzy Malone

SF STICKER SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x Shes Real Bad) 2006 Chestnut Mare. 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Futurity. Will be showing in the English pleasure junior horse class at Scottsdale. JB SHE GOT GAME (Baske Afire x My Magical Mood) 2004 Bay Mare. Very

exciting! Will be showing in the Half-Arabian mares class at Scottsdale. GHAZIMOTO (El Ghazi x Princess Greystone) 1996 Bay Gelding. Multi-

national champion English pleasure horse. This horse is for the amateur or junior rider that wants to win. Mariopalooza

Baske Afires Princess

BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion) 2004 Bay Gelding. 2009

Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse. National top ten. Has a bright future ahead of him with an amateur or open rider. WILAMENIA (Baske Afire x Calaways Princess Eugenia) 2006 Chestnut

Mare. Just started under saddle with lots of motion for the English pleasure division. MARIOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Marjo) 2006 Bay Gelding. Will be shown

in the Half-Arabian English pleasure junior horse class at Scottsdale. Outstanding open or amateur English horse. Very easy to ride. Toi Gigolo CRF

Strapless

BASKE AFIRES PRINCESS (Baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess) 2006 Bay

Mare. Beautiful and elegant mare. Will be a national winner in the English division.

HORSES SHOWN BY APPOINTMENT, CALL: Jim Stachowski, cell: 330-603-2116 Peter Stachowski, cell: 330-620-0194

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ADMIRE THE FIRE (Baske Afire x Admiral’s Lotus Blossom) 2006 Bay Mare.

Just started under saddle. Up-right neck, bouncy trot. Has all the right parts to be a star.


LICENSE TO THRILL PF (Baske Afire x Callaways Marguerite) 2006 Bay

Mare. Just started under saddle. Will be a national winner in the English division. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS (Baske Afire x St Pat's Irish Supreme) 2002

Chestnut Mare. Maternal sister to Central Park West—will make a top amateur horse. COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE TOI GIGOLO CRF (Matoi x Glamorize) 2003 Bay Gelding. Fancy moving,

versatile gelding. Can do it all—open, amateur, equitation and driving.

Baske Is A Genius

Pop Star

Somthin Special

Chairman Of The Bask

STRAPLESS (Baske Afire x Callaway’s Princess Eugenia) 2005 Chestnut

Mare. Fancy English horse. Headed to the show ring this year. Looks to be a national star. BASKE IS A GENIUS (Baske Afire x Winning Asset) 2003 Bay Gelding.

2009 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving Open and National Reserve Champion AAOTD. JJ SPECIAL EDITION (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2005 Chestnut Gelding. Debuting in the Half-Arabian country English pleasure junior horse class at Scottsdale. POP STAR (Afire Bey V x Precisely Poppy) 2002 Chestnut Gelding.

National quality country English pleasure horse for the open or amateur rider. Will take you to the top! SOMTHIN SPECIAL (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2003 Chestnut

Gelding. 2009 Youth Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving JTD. Versatile gelding that aims to please and will be great for any amateur or youth rider. CHAIRMAN OF THE BASK (Attache’s Born Believer x Mac Baske) 1998 Bay Gelding. Already a multi-national champion Half-Arabian country horse. Ready to take any youth or amateur to the top. Great equitation potential. SIR ROBERT HICKMAN (Sir William Robert x Rumina Afire) 2007 Bay

STACHOWSKI FARM, INC.

Gelding. Out of multi-national champion mare, he has all the potential to be a superstar.

Mantua, Ohio • 330-274-2494

MA FIFTH AVENUE (Forty-Second Street x Susanke) 2006 Bay Gelding.

E-mail: info@stachowski.com

Elegant country English pleasure horse, excellent amateur horse. BROODMARES We always have an outstanding group of Arabian and Saddlebred broodmares available for purchase or for embryo transfers.

Jim Stachowski, cell: 330-603-2116 Peter Stachowski, cell: 330-620-0194 Sharon Blendinger ~ Jim Bowman

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR VIDEOS AND MORE I N F O R M AT I O N O N O F F E R I N G S AT S C O T T S D A L E .

W W W. S TA C H O W S K I . C O M

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Proudly owned by

DAZZO ARABIANS 6719 Emory Oak Pl NE Albuquerque, NM 87111 505.362.7637 momdazz@aol.com javan photo

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PCF

Magnum Chall HVP x Veronica GA JOTH with Sydney Dazzo Open with Sandro Pinha For more information contact Sandro Pinha 480.226.0001 sandro@sandropinha.com

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T O H S T C E P S O R P

At Scottsdale

READ ALL ABOUT IT Baske Afire x Read My Mind 2/6/2005, Bay, Arabian Gelding Will be presented in harness at Scottsdale.

PAJAMA PARTY MHR Nobility x Reedans Phire and Desire 5/08/2002, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Mare Will be presented in harness at Scottsdale.

DA VINCI CODE Baske Afire x CH Spring High (two-time World Ch 3 Gaited) 5/09/2005, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Gelding Will be presented in harness at Scottsdale.

STACHOWSKI PRIVATE TREATY OFFERINGS ADMIRE THE FIRE Baske Afire x Admiral’s Lotus Blossom 5/30/2006, Bay, Half-Arabian Mare Just started under saddle. Up-right neck, bouncy trot. Has all the right parts to be a national winner in the English division.

LICENSE TO THRILL PF Baske Afire x Callaway’s Marguerite 6/2/2006, Bay, Half-Arabian Mare Just started under saddle. Will be a national winner in the English division.

Contact: Irwin Schimmel ~ 503-367-4997 or Jim Stachowski ~ 330-603-2116

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Prospects BL ATHENA Baske Afire x Harghaza, 3/10/2006, Bay, Arabian Mare SHE’S A HOTTY Afire Bey V x She’s A High Roller, 2/17/2006, Bay, H/A Mare PERI HEIRESS Periaptor x Pro Mahagony Lady, 1/21/2005, Bay, H/A Mare

Diamonds in the Rough PISTOLERO PF Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia, 4/3/2007, Bay, Arabian Colt MESQUITE HEAT PF Baske Afire x Cactus Rose JK, 5/24/2007, Bay, Arabian Colt BASKELICIOUS TKO Baske Afire x PF Im Flattered, 6/7/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Mare ESPIONAGE PF Mamage x Empress of Bask, 2/25/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Gelding VU DU MAMA Mamage x Ames déjà vu, 3/3/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Mare MD BELLAMESA MHR Nobility x MC Bellasera, 4/8/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Mare OUTLAWS EXPRESS Afire Bey V x Express Yourself, 2/24/2007, Bay, H/A Gelding CANT CONTROLLER PF Baske Afire x Shes A High Roller, 4/1/2007, Chestnut, H/A Mare MACHINE GUN FIRE PF Baske Afire x Lady Machine, 4/20/2007, Bay, H/A Gelding HORNS AND HALOS PF Baske Afire x Petite Sweet, 5/3/2007, Bay, H/A Mare Full sister to National Champion JB Hometown Hottie

SMALLTOWN SATRDAYNITE Mamage x The Small Town Blues, 5/17/2007 Chestnut, H/A Gelding

TORNADO WARNING PF Sir William Robert x Erinne, 4/17/2007, Grey, H/A Gelding

Contact us for complete sales list. Irwin Schimmel • 360-256-9432 • Cell: 503-367-4997 • P.O. Box 814, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

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A Temptation Tempter x A Love Song

7-Time National Champion & Reserve Champion 26 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Breathtaking ...

Proven Champions ... Proven Sires

Baske Afire

Hey Hallelujah

Afire Bey V x Mac Baske

Huckleberry Bey x Hallelujah Bask

A leading sire of National winners

6-Time National Champion

Contact us regarding LIMITED available breedings to all our stallions.

Strawberry

Banks Farm

Barbara Chur • East Aurora, NY • 716-652-9346 • Brian Murch, trainer 716-983-3099 Visit our website for breeding and sales information.

www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com JANUARY 2010 | 27


Things are looking bright at Cedar Ridge, and they can be for you too!

YEARLINGS Ames Explorer Ames Granada Ames Heart Throb Ames Inspiration Ames Maestro Ames Patina Ames Tacoma Been There Dun That RA Carrieann Ames Colette Ames Dun With Style RA Exotic Angel AB Gala Vision CRB Gigolo Joe CRF Jessica Ames Maximum Impact RA Maxeen

Arabian gelding Arabian gelding H/A filly Arabian colt Arabian gelding Arabian filly Arabian gelding H/A gelding Arabian filly Arabian filly H/A gelding Arabian filly Arabian filly H/A gelding Arabian filly H/A colt Arabian Filly

Noble Majesty CRF

Arabian colt

A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska

Nobella CRB Sir Marwan Special Lady CRF Stimulus Package CRF Tempting Delight CRA Toi Fantasize CRF Toi Ghaza CRF

Arabian Filly Arabian colt H/A filly H/A gelding Arabian filly H/A filly Arabian gelding

A Noble Cause x Appollonia X Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage Matoi x Electra Special Monaco x HV Trinidoll A Temptation x Drus Delight Matoi x Fantasy Watch Matoi x La Ghaza

A Noble Cause x HL Halys Hope A Noble Cause x Ames Lora A Noble Cause x Glamorize A Noble Cause x Justa New Look A Noble Cause x Latoia A Noble Cause x Olympia Bey A Noble Cause x Toi Tiara Brenna's Golden Dunit x Minding Ps And Qs Magnum Psyche x G Kallora A Noble Cause x PWA Tusea Brenna's Golden Dunit x Minding Ps And Qs Ames Image x Carnello Afires Vision x KB Gala De Fire Matoi x Fool For Champagne A Noble Cause x Miz Brass HH Maxemus x Little Alice Rose HH Maxemus x Jaborrs Lita

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Take advantage of our more than 30 years of commitment to breeding Arabians and Half-Arabians. We are proud to offer 48 top yearlings and two-year-olds. This is your opportunity to find the right horse for your show and breeding program. Several are full siblings to National Champions or sired by National Champions.

TWO-YEAR-OLDS A Noble Look Ames Distinguished Ames Nobleman Ames Professor Camilla Ames Dolly Ames Forever Love CRF Gone N Dunit RA Im The Man CRF Julietta Ames Matoi Afire Melissa Ames Noble Bey CRF Noble Edition CRF Noble Jester CRF Noble Supreme CRF Pocketful Of Toi Smoking Gun Take A Spin Texas Holdem RA Toi Fabulous CRF Toi Sensation CRF Toi Special CRF

Arabian gelding Arabian colt Arabian colt Arabian gelding Arabian filly Arabian filly Arabian filly H/A gelding H/A gelding Arabian filly Arabian colt Arabian filly Arabian colt Arabian colt Arabian gelding Arabian colt H/A filly H/A gelding Arabian filly H/A gelding H/A gelding H/A filly H/A filly

A Noble Cause x Justa New Look A Noble Cause x G Kallora A Noble Cause x G Kallora A Temptation x Ames Lora A Noble Cause x Ames Toi Love Matoi x Ames Onmyown A Noble Cause x SMS Forever Bay Brenna's Golden Dunit x Marliera Matoi x Glamorize Afires Heir x Toi Jabaska Matoi x Afire Inmy Eyes Matoi x La Ghaza A Noble Cause x Olympia Bey A Noble Cause x HV Trinidoll A Noble Cause x Drus Delight A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska Matoi x HCF Pocketful of Starlike Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale What It Takes x Minding Ps And Qs Hesa Zee x Little Alice Rose Matoi x Fantasy Watch Matoi x Alpha Phi Matoi x Electra Special

The Ames Family 952-492-6590 ~ Jordan, Minnesota Contact: Mike Brennan, breeding manager JANUARY 2010 | 29


“I have seen four foals by

AFIRES HEIR

and all I can say is ‘Oh my God!’...” ~Mike Neal

“He certainly passes on the goods! VJ Royal Heir has a freaky neck; almost over his back, loose, beautiful motion and long, elegant legs.” ~Tish Kondas

“BL Heir Supreme ... Perfectly balanced motion, excellent conformation with an incredible long

upright neck that folds in half, and his temperament ... wow! Such an eagerness to learn and please.” ~Christine Johnston

absolutely thrilled! We have three remarkable foals by “I am

Afires Heir. They are

exceptionally athletic and graceful, long legged and high headed ... beautiful and fiery, yet sensible.” ~Ann Knoop

“... Afires Heir prospects ...

they have extremely long, upright necks, excellent motion, and above all, perfect training attitudes.” ~Ryan Strand

long, upright necks and great length of leg. Their necks and legs seem to bend in all the right places.”

“He is adding

~Kevin Price

“We have bred several mares to Afires Heir and are very pleased with the results. He has consistently

improved the length and shape of their necks. All display excellent English type, athleticism and carriage. I am convinced that Afires Heir is the heir apparent to Afire Bey V.” ~Johnny Ryan

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“I have seen four foals by Afires Heir and all I can say is ‘Oh my God!’ They had that look-at-me attitude when turned loose. I just got one in for the Ohio Buckeye Yearling class. He looks exactly like his dad and has a name you should remember ...

Amheirican Made! He is unbelievable. Tall, elegant and drives from all four corners.”

“I knew that Afires Heir would be an important part of the Pine Ridge Arabians breeding program. We now have yearlings and 2-yr-olds growing up with more foals coming this year. We are so

happy with them that we have also purchased two foals from other breeders.”

“I am very proud of our colts by Afires Heir. We are keeping them as stud colts. As a

breeder of National Champions, that is the highest compliment I can give!” ~DeCarol Williamson

~Gary Dearth

~Mike Neal

JANUARY 2010 | 31


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2010

www.MidwestArabian.com Photo by Lyndsey Boggs


2 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


AN

E

VERLASTING BOND OF

L

OVE

...

Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle, by Sasaki

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR

OWNED BY HARAS MAYED FERNANDO AND JOAQUIN DE SANTIBANES BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA WWW.MAGNUMPSYCHE.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com JANUARY 2010 | MW 3


SIX-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION

DA Versace x DA Love, by Padrons Psyche

Sire of three 2009 United States National Champion Yearlings

WWW.DAVALENTINO.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 4 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 5


UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

Versace x Full Moon Astar, by Yahya Matuk

T HE

D A V INCI RETURNS TO THE U NITED S TATES FROM HIS PRESENTATION S ALON D U C HEVAL AND THE W ORLD C HAMPIONSHIPS IN P ARIS , F RANCE . T HANK YOU TO THE MANY E UROPEAN BREEDERS WHO HAVE

GREAT

AT THE

NOW ADDED HIS BLOOD TO THEIR BREEDING PROGRAMS .

CEASAR GA

ROHARA EXOTICA

MPA GIOVANNI

Da Vinci FM x Goddess of Marwan

Da Vinci FM x Special Treat

Da Vinci FM x Glitzy

EUROPEAN REPRESENTATIVE: GERALD KURTZ E-MAIL: GERALDKURTZ@MAC.COM OWNED BY GEMINI ACRES JIM AND SALLY BEDEKER MORRIS, ILLINOIS WWW.DAVINCIFM.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 6 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION REGION 12 SPOTLIGHT STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 7


SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER WITH

IN

WESTERN PLEASURE

RANDY ANDERSON

Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal, by Almaden II

B RAZILIAN N ATIONAL C HAMPION S TALLION R EGION 12 C HAMPION S TALLION L EADING J UVENILE S IRE

OWNED BY OAK RIDGE ARABIANS DON AND JANEY MORSE FREEPORT, ILLINOIS WWW.FAUSTO1.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 8 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 9


CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION

Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream, by Magic Dream CAHR

2009 U NITED S TATES N ATIONAL T OP T EN J UNIOR S TALLION 2009 S AHARA S ANDS S PRING C LASSIC G RAND C HAMPION S TALLION 2007 & 2008 S COTTSDALE C HAMPION • U NANIMOUS B UCKEYE C HAMPION

SW FERRARI

DM CARRERA

DM MARCEDES ADONIS

RHR Marcedes x *Fantastica HVP

RHR Marcedes x TC Padron Batiste

RHR Marcedes x Onzza Di Style JM

DM MARCEDES TRUE LOVE

DM MARCEDES DIAMOND DM ANGEL OF MARCEDES

RHR Marcedes x GR Katalina

RHR Marcedes x RHR Khemotion

RHR Marcedes x RHR Khemotion

OWNED BY DON MANUEL FARMS PETER AND TRISH KESSLER WWW.DONMANUELARABIANS.COM WWW.RHRMARCEDES.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 10 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION REGION 12 SPOTLIGHT STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION MN MEDALLION STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 11


NOW

IN

AMERICA, STANDING

AT

MIDWEST

Almaden x Doll Padron, by Padron

B RAZILIAN N ATIONAL C HAMPION S TALLION A L EADING S IRE OF B RAZIL A L EADING I MPORT S IRE

Owned by CAPIM FINO Mr. Pole Levy • Sao Paulo, Brazil On lease to: OAK RIDGE ARABIANS DON AND JANEY MORSE FREEPORT, ILLINOIS

GEMINI ACRES JIM AND SALLY BEDEKER MORRIS, ILLINOIS

www.MidwestArabian.com 12 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 13


UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION

Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C, by Fame VF

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR

OWNED BY HARAS LA CATALINA LADY GEORGINA PELHAM BUENOS ARIES, ARGENTINA COSUFI@HOUSE.COM.AR WWW.LEGACYOFFAME.COM

LONGUINI HORSE TRAINING RINALDO LONGUINI LONGUINIHT@YAHOO.COM.BR WWW.LONGUINIHT.COM.BR

www.MidwestArabian.com 14 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 15


SCOTTSDALE

N AT I O N A L R E S E RV E C H A M P I O N S I G N AT U R E C H A M P I O N Y E A R L I N G & T W O - Y E A R - O L D C O LT

DA Valentino x Amelia B (Magnum Psyche x Amety B)

DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love)

Amelia B (Magnum Psyche x Amety B)

Running Horse Ranch's foundation broodmare Amety B (pictured far left) has produced several International champions including Amelia B ~ Goddess of Marwan Duchess Of Marwan ~ Princess Of Marwan ~ Angel Of Marwan & Anna Bella B

OWNED BY RUNNING HORSE RANCH ROGER AND STEPHANIE MCMAHON CASHMERE, WASHINGTON

www.MidwestArabian.com 16 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 17


EF Kingston x Angelina DPA, by EA Echstravagant

U NITED S TATES N ATIONAL T OP T EN Y EARLING C OLT B UCKEYE J UNIOR C HAMPION C OLT R EGION 14 C HAMPION S WEEPSTAKES C OLT

OWNED BY OAK RIDGE ARABIANS DON AND JANEY MORSE DON AND GABRIELLE MORSE FREEPORT, ILLINOIS

www.MidwestArabian.com 18 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 19


2 0 0 9 U N I T E D S TAT E S N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N Y E A R L I N G S W E E P S TA K E S C O LT

DA Valentino x Sol Natique, by Solstice

R EGION 13 C HAMPION Y EARLING S WEEPSTAKES C OLT

CO-OWNED BY OAK RIDGE ARABIANS DON AND JANEY MORSE FREEPORT, ILLINOIS

CO-OWNED BY STONE RIDGE ARABIANS DAN AND MAUREEN GROSSMAN BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA

www.MidwestArabian.com 20 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR


JANUARY 2010 | MW 21


AN INTERNATIONAL ICON

Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea, by El Sher-Mann A WORLDWIDE LEADING SIRE

Bess Fa’Izah (WH Justice x Sharon El Kendal) 2009 Dubai Senior Champion Female 2006 World Junior Champion Female

FM Gloriaa (WH Justice x Psity Of Angels) 2009 All Nations Cup Junior Champion Filly 2009 World Junior Reserve Champion Female

OWNED BY EQUID SYSTEM LTD. THIERRY, CATHERINE & THOMAS KERJEAN VILLA GUARDIA (CO), ITALY

Panarea by Palawan (WH Justice x Palawan) 2006 World Junior Reserve Champion Female

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION

WWW.WH-JUSTICE.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 22 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 23


A LEADING SIRE

OF

INTERNATIONAL RENOWN

Ali Jamaal x Roxana ElShaklan

Sire of Brazilian and U.S. National Winners

ZANELLA VAN RYAD

MILLY VAN RYAD ORA

*MADDOX VAN RYAD

Ryad El Jamaal x Van Strike Ajman Stud - UAE

Ryad El Jamaal x GAA Millenia Mystica Arabians - Australia

Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset Gemini Acres - USA

OWNED BY HARAS VANGUARDA FABIO DINIZ DE AVILA CAMPINAS, BRAZIL ~ FCORRESP@SUPERIG.COM.BR

IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR

WWW.RYADELJAMAAL.COM

www.MidwestArabian.com 24 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 25


NOW

STANDING IN THE

UNITED STATES

AT

MIDWEST

Don El Chall x Padrons Love Song, by *Padron

Brazilian National Champion Scottsdale Breeders Cup Reserve Champion Fiesta Del Mar Supreme Champion Austrian National Champion Austrian International Champion Winterlingen Champion Rogoredo Champion Middle East Supreme Champion Get of Sire Champion

OWNED BY HARAS LOS PALMARES PUNTA DEL ESTE, URUGUAY

IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR

WWW.HARASLOSPALMARES.COM.UY

www.MidwestArabian.com 26 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 27


UNITED STATES NATIONAL TOP TEN JUNIOR STALLION

Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset, by AAF Kaset

2009 REGION 10 CHAMPION STALLION 2009 REGION 12 CHAMPION STALLION 2009 REGION 14 CHAMPION STALLION 2009 REGION 17 CHAMPION STALLION BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION

OWNED BY GEMINI ACRES JIM AND SALLY BEDEKER MORRIS, ILLINOIS WWW.MADDOXVANRYAD.COM

AHA BREEDERS SWEEPSTAKES SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION SCID CLEAR

www.MidwestArabian.com 28 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 29


Offering a leading sire Argentine National Champion

Magnum Psyche x Paquita Liah GV, by Bronnz

OWNED BY HARAS MAYED FERNANDO AND JOAQUIN DE SANTIBANES BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

IOWA GOLD STAR STALLION

www.MidwestArabian.com 30 MW | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


JANUARY 2010 | MW 31


TRAINING

AND

BREEDING STATIONS

DAVID & TERRY ANNE BOGGS DAVID BOGGS: 612-328-8312 ~ MIDWEST@SBWIRELESS.NET TERRY ANNE BOGGS: 612-328-8314 ~ TBA92@AOL.COM TRAVIS RICE: 612-919-6134 ~ TRAVISMIDWEST@SBWIRELESS.NET JUDI ANDERSON: 612-328-1057 ~ JUDIMIDWEST@SBWIRELESS.NET 16917 70TH ST. NE ELK RIVER, MINNESOTA 55330 763-441-6466

9707 EAST CACTUS RD. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA 85260 480-614-9812

www.MidwestArabian.com


2010 SCOTTSDALE CONTENDERS Sophia Handel with Huckins+// & Glacier Fire Laurie Husband & Noonday Moon+ Chris Culbreth & Noonday Moon+ Kiera Robinson & Casanova Gold

Fulfilling a

Lifelong Passion Arabian Horse W I T H

T H E

JANUARY JAN JJA A AN NU UAR UA A R Y 2010 2 010 1100 | 6 65 5


Huckins

+//

with Sophia Handel

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE 13 & UNDER JTR ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE 13 & UNDER JOTR & JTR

(Hucklebey Berry x Kai Baska)

Glacier Fire with Sophia Handel

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE 17 & UNDER JOTR & JTR

(Baske Afire x Snow Fly)

Owned by Sophia Handel & Sharon Ames Trained by: Christine Johnston Iron Horse Farms Of Georgia LLC e-mail: christine2you@aol.com 66 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Noonday Moon

+

(Rohara Moon Storm+// x Vallejo Cashmere)

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AOTR with Laurie Husband HALF-ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN with Chris Culbreth

Owned by Laurie Husband & Sharon Ames Culbreth Equine Training & Management, LLC Chris & Michele Culbreth www.culbrethequine.com JANUARY 2010 | 67


“ Yes, we are looking for more

ribbons!”

SCOTTSDALE CONTENDER with Kiera Robinson ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE GELDINGS ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE 3-4 YEARS ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Owned by John Ames

Casanova Gold

Vallejo III, Incorporated Bob, Kathie & Audrey Hart Kiera Robinson, Assistant trainer www.Vallejoiii.com

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(Ames Charisma x Goldie Again)


Casanova Gold

JANUARY 2010 | 69


Pool & Spa

One of Many Sculptures

Gazebo

Three-Stall Workshop

1,380 sq ft Garage

Gorgeous Scottsdale Estate is AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Incredibly landscaped, gated and fenced ten-acre site. • 6,000 sq ft Patio • Four Bedrooms and Four & A Half-Baths • A Large Master Suite with sitting room and fireplace • 600 sq ft Maid’s Quarters upstairs Included throughout the house: • Three Brick Fireplaces • Hickory Hardwood Floors • All-Wood Shutters • All doors and wood trim made of Alder • Vista Security System • Surround Sound System • Direct TV (satellite media) • Desert I-Net (high-speed internet) • Central Vacuum System • Zonex Commander Plus Gas heat and Air-conditioning • Intercom System • Wireless central lighting control • Awnings by Design - Retractable, fixed, drip awnings

Statuary

70 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


6,000 sq ft Patio

Pool & Spa

Main Entrance

Lush Vegetation

JANUARY 2010 | 71


Available For Purchase SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA

Absolutely Incredible Estate With Pastures, Horse Stall Barn and 10 Beautifully Landscaped Acres

Sharon K. Ames, Owner 28024 North 156th Street Scottsdale, Arizona 85262 E-mail: SJKames@desertinet.com Residence: 480-471-0042 Cell: 602-616-7941

72 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


On the

MARK

*El Ghazi X*Ava by*Bandos

Pure Polish English Performance Stallion with no crosses to *Bask AHA Sweepstakes Nominated Sire AEPA Nominated Sire SCID clear

Marshall & Rae Paige Schwarz Owners Bill Bohl Farm Manager/Trainer

Stud Fees On The Mark: $2,000 * QH Manoleté: $1,500 * *Stud fee includes Sweepstakes Breeding Entry Nomination of unborn foal once mare is checked in foal at 100 days.

M

QH

ANOLETÉ On The Mark x Matemira by Zodiac Matador+

AHA Sweepstakes Nominated Sire AEPA Nominated Sire SCID clear Combining two of the most potent English performance bloodlines, QH MANOLETÉ embodies the charisma, beauty, and athleticism of his breeding.

Transported semen available. For more information, contact Bill Bohl at 860-435-2571, or e-mail info@quarryhillfarm.com.

QUARRY HILL FARM  345 Sharon Road, Lakeville, Connecticut, 06039 Phone: 860-435-2571 info@quarryhillfarm.com For more information, go to www.quarryhillfarm.com JANUARY 2010 | 73


ENCO shf STAND AND SHOUT ...

ENCORE

APOLLOPALOOZA X SMS FOREVER BAY

Owned by: THE ENCORE SELECT GROUP Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians Contact Mike Brennan, breeding manager 952-492-6590 • www.Cedar-Ridge.com

74 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


OR ORE

JANUARY 2010 | 75


Precision in a pedigree of

Park Perfection. (With no lines to Huckleberry Bey.)

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*Elimar MHR Nobility

HAR Nahra Zodiac Matador

Mattatoska Bint Mi Toska

Owned by Susan Meyer James Trained by & standing at Chrishan Park, Chris Wilson (barn) 913.947.7001 • (cell) 612.723.0266 Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

2010 introductory stud fee is $2000 and includes first collection, shipping & handling fee ($600).

JANUARY 2010 | 77


Tuesday, February 16th at 6 p.m. for the 2010 Cedar Ridge

Internet Auction presentation and celebration!

at Cedar Ridge Arabians 10805 N. 85th Place, Scottsdale, Arizona

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2010 Cedar Ridge Select Internet Auction Bidding starts Thursday, February 11, 2010 and will end by Saturday, February 20, 2010

Offering an exciting group of horses from: Battaglia Farms Kiesner Training RBC Show Horses Rooker Training Stables Stachowski Farm, Inc Vicki Humphrey Training Center Cedar Ridge Arabians All horses will be available for private showings starting February 6, 2010. Contact Leah Beth Boyd for an appointment ~ 515-520-7604

Visit our website often for details and a complete listing of sale horses.

www.Cedar-Ridge.com

JANUARY 2010 | 79


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To understand and therefore appreciate the phenomenon of Justify, one must carefully consider the larger-than-life forces that have come together to create not only the stallion himself, but also his wildly successful progeny. As any student of noteworthy subjects knows, the best way to understand is to start at the beginning ...

When one evaluates the uppermost portion of Justify’s pedigree, the foundation for the stallion’s success as both a show horse and sire becomes immediately apparent. There are no less than six generations of sires producing sires. First comes Justify’s dad, Magnum Psyche, and then his sire, Padrons Psyche, inarguably two of the most successful sires in breed history of both breeding and performance horses. Then, of course, there is the legendary *Padron, whose charisma and exotic beauty established new trends for the breed when he danced into the lives of Arabian enthusiasts some three decades ago. Another generation back, *Padron’s sire is Patron, a stallion coveted by American breeders for his beauty and prepotency. Then we travel back again in time to the Tersk Stud’s foundation stallion, Aswan, and to his sire, Nazeer, thought by many to have been Egypt’s most influential and valuable breeding stallion. Each of these stallions is revered not only for who they were as individuals, but also for what they were able to pass on to the next generation of breeding stallions. In each case, the most important of those attributes was extreme Arabian type. Justify continues in that tradition -- passing on some of the best qualities from each of his generations.

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To complete one’s understanding of how Justify has earned a spot as one of the most sought-after stallions today, one must also take into consideration the tail female line of Justify’s remarkable pedigree. Ten times a National Champion, Justify’s dam, S Justadream, may be the single most decorated Arabian mare in breed history. S Justadream’s dam, Acquaintance, was a product of one of the finest and most highly regarded breeding programs of the 20th century, the LaCroix family’s Lasma Arabians. Out of the incomparable *Bask daughter Acquanetta, Acquaintance was a great granddaughter of Lasma’s beloved Athena, whose own dam, Habina, was known as the The Queen of Lasma. Athena’s sire, The Real McCoy, was a magnificent stallion best known for producing extreme type and long necks. Acquaintance’s sire, (grandsire of S Justadream and great grandsire of Justify) *Eukaliptus, was yet another source of the extreme Arabian type that is so sought after today. Leased by Lasma because the Polish State Stud simply would not part with him, *Eukaliptus was by the great Polish stallion *Bandos, a maternal half-brother to *Bask. Like *Bask, *Bandos was known for producing offspring with long, long, flexible necks. While being a student of history requires this evaluation of the past to understand the present, it is also required to understand the great promise of the future, a promise that has already just begun to shimmer in show rings around the world. Clearly, the stage was set by Justify’s ancestors for greatness. As with every new foal that is born, one wonders, can he or she carry the torch for those generations that have come before? In the case of Justify, the answer is a resounding yes. From the time the general public first laid eyes on him in the 2004 Region 14 Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt Championship Class, which Justify won, he captured hearts and imaginations. It wasn’t long before so many breedings were requested of this stallion that his show career had to be limited. One particularly restrictive factor relative to ongoing competition for Justify has been that many of the mares in his court belong to clients from countries that require the stallion to be quarantined during the collecting and freezing of semen. Needless to say, this restriction limits not only travel but also conditioning.

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But the results have been worth it. Justify’s first foal crop hit the ground in 2006. Today, (taken from Datasource 1-8-10) he has nearly 100 offspring, with each year’s group of youngsters surpassing the achievements of the previous. With four crops now being shown, they’ve continued in the tradition of their great ancestors, garnering titles in the Arabian Breeders World Cup, at Scottsdale and in national and regional competitions the world over. This past year has been a particularly successful one for Justify’s yearlings. Sttardom (x Afire Star) claimed the Region 10 Yearling Colts/Geldings Championship, Iowa Gold Star Champion Auction Colt, Top Ten Minnesota Breeders Yearling Colts; Sienna Apal (x SA Misha Apal) was named Region 10 Reserve Champion Arabian Yearling Filly, Top Ten in Scottsdale Sign. Auction fillies, Top Ten Iowa Gold Star Futurity, Top Ten Minnesota Breeders Yearling Filly and Reserve Champion World Breeders Cup Auction Filly; Prince Afire ER (x GFA Firen Lace) captured the Region 18 Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Championship title and Aria Elita (x BK Tamina) was the Region 6 Arabian Yearling Filly Champion. At the U.S. Nationals, Monticeto LN (x JD Allove Story) was named to the Top Ten in the Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Breeders Sweepstakes class. 2009 was also the first year Justify’s offspring entered the performance arena, handily proving that pretty is as pretty does. The highly decorated halter sensation, He Be Jeebie (x She Be Afire), was Top Ten in the Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity class. The sky appears to be the limit for Justify, as his offspring continue building upon the foundation laid long, long ago by the most influential Arabian mares and stallions in the world. It is his destiny to become included in that select group of stallions.

HE BE JEEBIE Justify x She Be Afire, 2006 H/A Gelding Owned by Lori & Robert Cantero JANUARY 2010 | JUSTIFY 9


APALO Justify x Gloria Apal. 2008 Colt Owned by DST Arabians SACRED STORRM Justify x Afire Storrm, 2009 Filly Owned by DST Arabians

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ASTOUNDDING JEWEL Justify x JJ Astounding Echo, 2009 Filly Owned by DST Arabians

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Full sisters PALITRAH & JULIAH B

PALITRAH Justify x Bint Bey Shah, 2006 Mare IFT Aria Impresario for 2010

MIDWEST STATION I, INC. Bob & Janene Boggs 11321 East French Lake Rd • Osseo, MN 55369 763.420.7252 • JnRBoggs@aol.com www.BobBoggs.com

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JULIAH B Justify x Bint Bey Shah, 2009 Filly


STTARDOM Justify x Afire Star, 2008 Colt Owned by DST Arabians

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Full sisters ARIA ELITA & ARIA JAMINA

ARIA ELITA Justify x BK Tamina 2008 Region 6 Champion Yearling Filly

ARIA JAMINA Justify x BK Tamina

Owned Arabian Horse Futures Ken and Joanne White Tracy White MIDWEST STATION I, INC. Contact Bob & Janene Boggs • 763.420.7252 • JnRBoggs@aol.com www.BobBoggs.com JANUARY 2010 | JUSTIFY 15


DST ARABIANS David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell P.O. Box 12689, Olympia, WA 98508-2689 • 360-866-8138 dstarabians@msn.com • www.DSTArabians.com

MIDWEST STATION I, INC. Bob & Janene Boggs 11321 East French Lake Rd • Osseo, MN 55369 763.420.7252 • JnRBoggs@aol.com • www.BobBoggs.com


JANUARY 2010 | 97


Don’t Miss The Event Of The Year!!

What: Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards Banquet

Where: Monterra at WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ

When: Saturday, February 13, 2010

Time: 6:00-7:00 P.M. Social Hour 7:00 P.M. Dinner Followed by Award Presentations 98 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES




You are cordially invited to attend the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards ceremony. We will be honoring our 2009 recipients selected by online voting of our readers.

 R.S.V.P.

by February 10th to Mike Villaseñor at 507-254-7809 or mikev@ahtimes.com

Reserved tables are available for a $250 donation to The Horseman’s Distress Fund. JANUARY 2010 | 99


It’s True!

is now under new ownership. Look for exciting changes and events to be held at the farm during 2010 Iron Horse Farms of Georgia, LLC Owner Trisha Phelan 153 Beavers Road | Canton, Georgia 30115 | Farm 378-493-5510 Trainer - Christine Johnston | 678-231-5038 | CHRISTINE2YOU@aol.com www.iron-horse-farms.com

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Come and visit us at Scottsdale! Glacier Fire

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under with Sophia Handel

Huckins+//

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under with Sophia Handel

VJ Justaflame Arabian English Pleasure Open Arabian Park Horse Open

Gift Of Grace Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Open

Oasis Spun Silver Arabian Reining Horse Open

BL Heir Supreme Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Futurity Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Championship

JANUARY 2010 | 101


55th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

From Functional To Fabulous! February 13-20, 2010 by Linda White 102 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


SCOTTSDALE 2010

T

he annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show brings new dimension to the adjective “fabulous.” The numbers alone are staggering: For example, more than 250,000 people attend this Arizona mega-event. The Arabian horse contingent comes from all 50 states and a dozen-plus foreign countries, bringing with them almost 2,400 horses ready to compete in 640 classes for more than $1,000,000 in prize money. Untold millions more are spent as horses, horse-related products and services, jewelry, fine art, clothing, and other tempting items change hands. As the effect of this commerce ripples through the community, creating what financial professionals call direct incentive spending, it is not hard to understand that as much as Arabian horse people love Scottsdale, Scottsdale loves Arabian horse people. The 2010 show begins on Saturday, February 13, and runs through the following Saturday, February 20. The 387-acre WestWorld Equestrian Center, on N. Pima Boulevard, has been the show’s home since the mid-1980s. Management of the show has remained constant: The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona has been in charge since the event’s inception in 1955, when the club’s original members launched what was then a 50-horse, all-volunteer show on the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. With two decades of experience together, the club and WestWorld have developed a smoothly-functioning partnership. AHAA Executive Director Taryl Pearson addresses a significant WestWorld asset. “Brian Dygert is WestWorld’s general manager,” the 12-year show veteran explains. “He makes such a positive difference! He is a great manager, a great events coordinator—and he is a horse person who knows the challenges of putting on a large event, with so many horses and people. He is part of the team.”

Dygert, an active National Reining Horse Association member, is particularly attuned to satisfying the demands of a diverse group of horsemen. “Good footing is part of what I brought to the table, because I understand horses’ needs,” he says. “No facility can provide only one footing and expect it to be adequate for every discipline. This is why we now have one of WestWorld’s 10 arenas set apart for only cow events, which is a seldom-experienced luxury for those competitors. Good footing is a never-ending issue, and specialized footing—or any footing—needs daily maintenance. WestWorld can meet any needs, and I can make any changes called for as minimally intrusive as possible. “We have 100 other horse shows here each year,” he continues, “but none of those even comes close to this show, the largest of its kind. We love being a part of that, and we never underestimate this show’s ‘wow’ factor. Its tremendous success over the years is tied to its excellence in every aspect.” He, too, is cognizant of the Arabian horse event’s effect on the community. “Another significant development is that shipping horses anywhere in the world is no longer cost prohibitive. Scottsdale’s entries from other countries increase every year. We have 964 permanent stalls, and we put up another 1,500 portable stalls to host the Arabian show. This event has a large economic impact on the city. Let’s say the Arabian horse people spend $7 million over the eight-day show. An economist would multiply that $7 million, using a specific formula that translates the amount into $50 million in direct and direct inducement spending.” Speaking of spending, is show participation being affected by the present economic downturn? “Scottsdale is a great show,” Taryl Pearson states unequivocally. “Where else can people see so many of the world’s finest Arabian

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horses, in such a delightful venue? The horses are still coming and people are still excited about showing them. I believe they are finding that Arabian horses, and this show, are islands of hope. Exhibitors may be making sacrifices and canceling going to other shows, but they are determined to come to Scottsdale, no matter what.” AHAA President Jay Allen adds, “We just finished the valley’s yearly open barns schedule, during which we saw lots of new faces. These were brand new people, very curious about Arabian horses. There is still considerable interest out there, but buyers are spending their hardearned dollars on what will have the greatest, most lasting value for themselves and their families.”

The Shopping Phenomenon It is not just the horses that make Scottsdale special. Well-informed travelers always factor in the over-the-top shopping experience awaiting them. This commercial exhibits extravaganza is one of the biggest associated with a horse show.

with 23,000 square feet, keep their temporary occupants comfortable indoors. Outdoors, the wide, paved walkway around Wendell Arena—some 150,000 square feet of it—provides another high-traffic commercial location.

Food For Thought Horse and human food merchants are essential to any multi-day show’s success, and reliable horse feed dealers are usually commercial exhibitors. But Scottsdale’s human food dealers come back every year as well, because they can count on doing a land-office business throughout the show. Most people shelve their diets for the duration and savor the delectable, often unusual, culinary items in the international food court. Heavenly artisan sandwiches, fancy coffees, Indian fry bread and Belgian waffles vie for attention with exotic meat and seafood creations and scrumptious desserts. No wonder food providers keep returning to Scottsdale! “We have a 100 percent return from last year,” Charpentier confirms, with no little pride. “Some of them have been with us for 15 to 20 years.”

The Joy Of Corporate Sponsors And Great Promotion Sponsorships are a vital aspect of any show. Class sponsorships usually sell readily, but shows like Scottsdale need substantial corporate sponsorships to reach those heights so crucial to a show’s quality and reputation. When Charpentier assumed her role, she quickly saw the need for increased sponsorship support. “When we started 13 years ago, the show had 27 sponsors, with only a half dozen of those corporate,” she remembers. “This year, all told, we have 58 sponsors, 52 of which are strong corporate sponsors, and six others that are not corporate.” This year is volunteer Kelly Charpentier’s 13th to oversee her particular areas of responsibility. Six or seven weeks after each year’s event, she and volunteer Reita Lathrop and their committee start to plan next year’s shopping expo. “We only accept 300 exhibitors,” Charpentier explains. “We currently have a waiting list of over 200, but we strive to ensure that offerings vary in each commercial area. We do not put vendors with the same category of products or services near each other. We try to distribute them fairly. This gives shoppers greater variety, and everybody has a chance to make money. We try to take care of the people who have taken care of us.” Commercial exhibit space is never a problem at Scottsdale. Two huge tents, one with 50,000 square feet and a second

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How do those supporters get involved? Some, Charpentier seeks out. “I start with a phone call and e-mail,” she explains. “If there is interest, I then send them two DVDs. One is a short overview of the event, and the second DVD is a copy of the previous year’s 30-minute TV show.” For a list of this year’s corporate sponsors, visit the 2010 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show’s website at www.scottsdaleshow.com. The 30-minute television show Charpentier mentions is one of the promotional efforts that former club president Janice McCrea-Wight helped bring to the show. McCreaWright attended her first Scottsdale Show in 1968, and has been a horse show volunteer for more than 30 years.


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“This year’s television show is coming right up,” she says. “That gives us wonderful exposure to the non-horse general public, and to horse people in other breeds. We also have a strong radio campaign, and our display ads at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport give us a distinctive presence there.

Another well-loved attraction is Meet-A-Horse, in which spectators are invited to meet an Arabian horse and, wearing a colorful native costume, to be photographed with one. Meet-A-Horse takes place every morning at 10:30 in the round pen at the end of the first commercial exhibitors’ tent.

“I was a little nervous at first this year, because the Phoenix Open Golf Tournament is the same week as the horse show, but now it looks like that won’t

Visitors are also entertained with behind-the-scenes barn tours. These guided affairs give the curious a chance to witness and to ask questions about the endless details of caring for and preparing Arabian show horses for their classes.

Those Big-Money Prizes Exciting payback programs seem to come out at Scottsdale every year. On deck in 2010 are the Arabian Reining Futurity Classic, the Arabian English Performance Association’s $100,000 Saddle Seat Futurity and $20,000 Saddle Seat Maturity ATR, the Platinum Performance $5,000 Liberty Class, and the muchdiscussed Scottsdale Signature Stallion program’s halter and performance classes. create a problem. Our local magazines’ show coverage is unchanged. Entries are holding up, and the payout programs continue to grow. Look at the increasing participation, and at all the interest in the new classes they will be debuting this year. The two winning babies in the Scottsdale Signature Stallion auction classes will each win $57,000. Why would anyone not want to come to Scottsdale?”

Fun And Games Galore Scottsdale is also known for its variety of activities, many of which have developed a following in the general public. One popular event is the annual children’s photo contest, put on by AHAA’s amateur committee. Winning photos are prominently displayed throughout the long week. “Yesterday at the grocery store, a lady noticed the horse necklace I was wearing,” offers Janice McCrea-Wight. “She asked, ‘Is that an Arabian?’ When I told her that it was an Arabian, she said, ‘Are you involved with the Arabian horse show coming up next month?’ This is amazing, I thought to myself. ‘My 9-year-old daughter is in the art contest,’ the woman added. ‘She is excited about the contest, and about going to the show. Will she ever be excited when I tell her I met someone connected with the show!’”

In the years since its 2003 introduction, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program has grown tremendously. The 2009 Stallion Service Auction saw auctioneer Bill Addis sell 150 nominated stallions’ services for more than $500,000. In 2010, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Service Auction will offer 159 stallion services. Halter and performance classes for Scottsdale Signature Stallion offspring include significant payouts. In the SSS Futurity Auction Champion Yearling Fillies AOTH and Yearling Colts AOTH, the winners will receive $56,857,

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with $28,428 going to the reserves and $9,645 to the top ten. In the SSS Futurity Championship Yearling Colts/ Geldings ATH and Yearling Fillies ATH, winners are looking at $19,501, with $9,750.56 set aside for reserves, $3,308 for top tens and $200 for top twenties. Similar amounts reward 2-year-old SSS halter contenders and performance classes for ages 4 through 6. As prize money climbs and horses’ and riders’ proficiency continues to impress everyone, interest in these classes could increase to the point that exhibitors and their horses would have to qualify to participate!

Mounted Unit, now in its 22nd year of law enforcement. Bob Leary will be on hand to help seminarians learn the four natural training aids, and offer tips about improving safety practices. This year’s round pen demonstrations will take place daily.

Patrons, Patrons, And More Patrons! Minnesota’s Lollie Ames, a winter resident of the Valley of the Sun, has managed the show’s patrons’ program for a number of years. As many anxiety-ridden consumers settle into newly tight-fisted business and personal lifestyles, it is fair to ask if Scottsdale’s usually filled-to-capacity program is suffering any reversals.

Focusing On Youth And Education Education and youth are always important at this horse show. “The first weekend is devoted entirely to youth classes, a barbecue, and other fun, youth-oriented activities,” says Jay Allen. “Because of the wide differences in kids’ ages, we try to offer projects and activities that will provide something for everyone. There are so many other attractions to compete with out there, but our youth are active nonetheless, and most are really involved with their horses.”

“As of today,” Ames replied in mid-January, “we have 135 patrons signed up—which is down only slightly from last year’s number. Two years ago we had 183, but that was unusual. The majority of this year’s patrons are repeats. We provide them with lots of good food, rental vehicles, golf carts, excellent seating, use of the Patrons’ Lounge, and we have some pretty exotic gifts for them that are going to be a surprise.” In Ames’ estimation, the key to keeping Scottsdale’s patrons content is to provide consistently good services and courteous, respectful treatment. “Those things, along with the lasting friendships that grow among our patrons, seem to keep everybody happy.”

Matters of Judgment

Seminars and the popular Scottsdale round pen demonstrations have universal appeal. This year’s offerings will feature authorities in the various milieus they discuss. Round pen expert Lee Smith returns to help his audience develop healthy, enjoyable partnerships with their horses. Other speakers will be dressage and sport horse trainer Philipp Kast; equine reproduction specialist Patrick McCue, DVM; award-winning endurance rider Stephanie Palmer-DuRoss; and the Scottsdale Police

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AHAA’s judges’ committee has again hired only the best. Panel One, making the decisions in stallion halter and the English performance divisions, consists of Corky Sutton, Ross Tarkington and Lisa Jo White. Panel Two, adjudicating mare halter and the western performance classes, consists of Paul Kostial, Steven Leiblang and Jeff Tracy. Panel Three: Scott Benjamin, Van Jacobsen and Lori Schroeder-Ross, will judge youth performance, English and SSS (Scottsdale Signature Stallion) halter. Panel Four also will be making the decisions in those three divisions. This team will be made up of Judy Kibler, Lewis McKim, and Cindy Reich. Credentialed experts in various disciplines will judge those specialty classes. For example, Beverly Le Master will be judging trail. Diane Morgan-Stasiak will officiate over hunter and jumper classes, and Michael Osinski will judge dressage,


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joined by dressage and sport horse judges Dori VlattenSchmitz and Sheryl Craig (Sport Horse Hunter Type Only). The working western disciplines too will be judged by experts in those fields. Bill Enk will officiate in cutting, and Laurel Denton will assess the working cow classes. Nancy Harvey is listed as the alternate judge. Terry Thompson, Guy Vernon, Donnie Bricker, Holly Hover and Jody Brainard will preside over Scottsdale’s reining division in 2010.

When It Reins, It Pours In the past several years, Scottsdale has ramped up its reining offerings considerably. All indicators show that the Arabian community is enthusiastically embracing this demanding, spectator-friendly discipline. While watching halter classes can discourage nonhorse people, with reining, the audience can see for themselves which horses execute the pattern well and which ones do not. Spectators can enjoy each horse’s go, root for a favorite, and feel like they have glimpsed the Arabian breed’s athleticism. An increasing number of breeders are making choices likely to yield offspring that are predisposed to succeed in working western competition. As reiners, cutting horses and working cow horses’ performances become more and more precise, and riders of all ages try out this unique ride, reining is enlisting new recruits almost daily. The division’s sponsors are Kyle Tack, JWS Saddlery Ltd.-Jim Taylor Saddles, Dutch Joe Ranch and American Satellite. Another of the Arabian horse community’s glittering accomplishments is the Arabian Reining Horse Association’s Reining Futurity. This program debuted at Scottsdale in 2005 as the Half-Arabian Reining Futurity. In 2006, classes—and prize money—were added to include purebreds. New reining offerings in 2010 will be a Non-Pro Futurity for 4- and 5-year-old horses shown in two-handed snaffles. The NRHA-sanctioned Reining Futurity Classics for purebreds and Half-Arabians offer $150,000 in prize money. There is also an NRHAsanctioned Limited Futurity for open and non-pro riders who have not won more than five national titles, and a new Non-Pro Derby for amateur riders with 6-, 7- and 8-year-old horses. Details can be found at www.arha.net.

The entry deadline was December 1, but that leaves a whole year for promising reiners and riders to hone their skills to razor sharpness.

That Extraordinary Ambience Beautiful horses … exciting competition … prize money … shopping … parties. That would seem like enough to draw anyone to the Scottsdale Show. But amazingly, that is not everything that people mention when they advocate Arizona in February. There is that one-of-akind atmosphere, always discernable, whether during an afternoon show session, a quiet evening, or in the earliest hours. It is the majesty of the surrounding desert—the stark elements of cactus, sand, expansive vistas and dramatic mountains—all in a winter air that fairly sparkles with life. So, in February 2010, the Scottsdale Arabian and HalfArabian Show will once again thrill its fans, old and new. The one sure bet is soon new fans will join the old in promising themselves that they will return. Scottsdale, it seems, is simply irresistible. One who will confirm that is Janice McCrea-Wight’s mother, Lois McCrea. The event’s longtime exhibitor services manager, McCrea will celebrate her 90th birthday in September 2010, and she just keeps coming back for more. Attending the Scottsdale Show, admirers say, is a fabulous idea. ■

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Offering some of our finest on the

2010 Cedar Ridge

Internet Auction Bidding starts Thursday, February 11, 2010 and will end by Saturday, February 20, 2010 BRASS FIRE CRF Brass x Afire Inmy Eyes, 02/08/06 bay Arabian gelding English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes & MN Breeders nominated. BRASS RING CRF Brass x Toi Jabaska, 5/13/06 bay Arabian gelding English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes & MN Breeders nominated. BRASS STAR Brass x CB Shining Star, 05/12/00 bay Arabian gelding English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes & MN Breeders nominated. Multi-National Champion. FABULIUS Fabricius x FG Lilms Somethin, 06/25/04 chestnut Half-Arabian gelding. English Pleasure LOTS OF FIRE CRF DS Major Afire x G Kallora, 04/19/06 chestnut Arabian gelding English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes & MN Breeders nominated. SLIDE MAXY CRF HH Maxemus x She Dun Slid, bay H/A mare Reining - Entered in the reining futurity class at Scottsdale. SLIDE N STYLE Black N Style x Marliera, bay Arabian gelding Reining - Entered in the reining futurity class at Scottsdale. TOI DIVA CRF Matoi x Glamorize, 04/30/04 chestnut Half-Arabian mare English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes nominated - U.S. National Top Ten. TOP BRASS CRF Brass x Ferachask, 04/05/06 bay Arabian stallion English Pleasure - AHA Breeders Sweepstakes & MN Breeders nominated. U.S. National Top Ten.

All horses will be available for private showings starting February 6, 2010. Contact Leah Beth Boyd for an appointment ~ 515-520-7604

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Join us in Scottsdale TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 16TH for a presentation and celebration. Visit our website often for details and a complete listing of sale horses.

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Be sure to visit with us during the Scottsdale Show, February 11-21, and we will make sure you get a proper start to what promises to be a great show season! Mike Villaseùor cell: 507-254-7809 Kandi Menne cell: 507-201-0005 John Diedrich cell: 507-461-1587 www.ahtimes.com • 1-800-248-4637

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Lot ONE 2010 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction

Sandro Pinha ITC Arabians

480.226.0001 480.699.5492

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Frozen semen world-wide • Multi-program nominated sire • SCID & CA Clear Proudly owned by Lucky & Raegen Lurken of Rochester, MN


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Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy, by Legacy Of Fame

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Multi-program nominated sire • SCID & CA clear Bred & owned by Rolyn & Judy Schmid

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*Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA, by Versace

Proudly bred & owned by Sam Peacemaker, PCF Arabians, LLC. pcfarabians@me.com • 509.315.8584 Multi-Program Nominated Sire Contact Sandro Pinha • 480.226.0001 • sandro@sandropinha.com

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* S I R FA M E S H B V *Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated SHN Nominated, MN Medallion Stallion IA Gold Star Stallion, Scottsdale Signature Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion SCID Clear

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*Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair

*Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion SCID Clear

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated, MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion, AHBA Futurity Stallion SCID Clear

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Robert North 619.992.9832 • Mike McNally 760.500.0792


EF 100% of all EF Kingston foals to ever be shown have won titles at the Class A level, Canadian, Ohio Buckeye, Regionals, Scottsdale, World Cup & U.S. Nationals. 2010 Auction Colt

VUITTON DPA EF Kingston x Angelina DPA, by EA Echstravagant

SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION Padrons Psyche x The Dreamspinner Multi-program nominated sire • SCID clear • Frozen semen available in Europe Owned by Dellesta Park Arabians www.dellestapark.com • kristi@dellestapark.com • 360-303-5166 Contact Sandro Pinha 480.226.0001, sandro@sandropinha.com • www.ITCArabians.com

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Eight years after its auspicious arrival on the Ar abian show scene, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion progr am is an unqualified and unequalled success story.

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2010 12:30 P.M. — Wendell Arena 250a Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Championship Yearling Colts/Geldings – AOTH (Semi-Final) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2010 1:00 P.M. — Wendell Arena 307a Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Championship Yearling Fillies – AOTH (Semi-Final) WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2010 Approximately 8:30 A.M. — Equidome 322 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Western Pleasure Maturity – ATR (Horses 5 Years of Age) 6:00 P.M. — Equidome

SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION AUCTION (Open to Public) SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION AUCTION (Open to Public) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010 12:30 P.M. — Wendell Arena 375a Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Yearling Colts/Geldings - ATH (Eliminations) 376a Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Yearling Fillies - ATH (Eliminations) FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2010 Approximately 10:30 A.M. — Equidome 383 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Hunter Pleasure Maturity – ATR (Horses 5 Years of Age) Approximately 3:30 P.M. — Equidome 406 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Western Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years of Age) Approximately 2:30 P.M. — Wendell Arena 413 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship English Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years of Age) Approximately 6:30 P.M. — Equidome 250f Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Championship Yearling Colts/Geldings - AOTH (Final) SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2010 8:00 A.M. — Wendell Arena 432 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship 2-Year-Old Geldings – ATH 433 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship 2-Year-Old Colts – ATH 434 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Hunter Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years of Age) 435 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship English Pleasure Maturity – ATR (Horses 5 Years of Age) 436 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship 2-Year-Old Fillies – ATH Approximately 7:00 P.M. — Equidome 307f Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Championship Yearling Fillies - AOTH (Final) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010 1:30 P.M. — Wendell Arena 376f Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Yearling Fillies – ATH (Final) 375f Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Yearling Colts/Geldings – ATH (Final) The times indicated are subject to change. JANUARY 2010 | SSS 9


Scottsdale Signature Stallions Spell Success by LINDA WHITE

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he Scottsdale Signature Stallion (SSS) program is an unqualified success. In the years since its 2003 introduction, the program has grown exponentially. More than 1,000 people attended—and more importantly, participated in—the 2009 Stallion Service Auction. Within three hours, auctioneer Bill Addis sold 150 nominated stallions’ services for more than $500,000. In 2010, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Service Auction will offer 159 choice stallions’ services. Past and present AHAA presidents and energetic club members Janice Wight and Jay Allen are heading SSS efforts this year. “We are going to do something a little differently,” Past President Wight begins. “We are going to have the auction in a more intimate, personal setting, where people can relax and be more comfortable. We will not be bringing a bunch of horses into the arena this year. In fact, there will probably be no live horses presented. People who come to bid already know which stallions interest them; so, we can do without the extra furor that presenting live horses creates. This will be a smaller scale setting, so that auction attendees can participate more easily. “There is so much excitement!” she adds. “There will be 159 stallions’ services auctioned this year, and a breeding to *Muscat, provided by his last owners. We will be working with Cindy Reich, whose equine fertility, transported semen and artificial insemination expertise will add to both buyers’ and sellers’ confidence.” During the Scottsdale Show, both Scottsdale Signature Stallion halter and performance classes will be offered. The two largest classes are consistently the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yearling Fillies ATH and the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yearling Colts ATH. Last year’s winners in those two classes each took home almost $30,000. A projected $56,857.50 payout will be available to those two class winners in 2010. Reserve champions will receive $28,428.75. To the winner of the SSS Yearling Futurity Championship will go $19,501.13, and to the reserve champion, $9,750.56. Top Tens will be awarded $3,308.23, and Top Twenty, $500.00 each. The most eagerly anticipated Scottsdale Signature Stallion halter classes are the two SSS Auction contests. This year, these classes will be populated by the colts and fillies resulting from stallion services purchased at the 2008 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction. No professional handlers are permitted. The young horses, shown by their amateur owners, will compete for significant prize monies. Projected payout for these classes is $39,603.38 to the champion; $19,801.69 to the reserve champion; and $6,718.43 to each of the remaining Top Ten places.

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Two-year-old SSS halter classes will pay colt and filly champions $14,134.17 apiece, with reserve champions taking home $7,067.08, and Top Tens, $2,397.76. Performance classes for 3- and 4-year-olds will include the SSS Futurity Championship: English Pleasure Futurity; the SSS Futurity Championship: Hunter Pleasure Futurity; and the SSS Futurity Championship: Western Pleasure Futurity. The champion will receive $17, 845.91, reserve champion will take home $12,747.08, and the remaining Top Five will each be awarded $6,798.44. The SSS performance classes for 5-year-olds will feature SSS futurity championships in English pleasure, hunter pleasure, and western pleasure. Champions will earn $5,916.17; reserve champions, $4,225.83, and the remaining Top Fives, $2,253.78 each. The SSS directors are hopeful that the approximately 1,000 SSS foal nominations annually will remain steady. “People are excited, and entries are holding up,” notes Wight. “I think we will be fine. Besides, it is so easy for people to get involved, because they can breed a purebred mare in 2010 to a SSS stallion and be in the money too. The winning babies in the auction classes will be earning almost $57,000; the other SSS classes also have rich prize monies. Big paybacks are a strong incentive.” “This venue, Scottsdale, is the biggest reason for the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program’s overwhelming success,” offers newly-elected AHAA President Jay Allen. “The SSS stallions are great horses with great owners, and the huge prize monies are a big additional incentive. Will the country’s current economic woes affect us? We may be down a little. It would be naïve to think that we would not be affected. Breedings are down 25% to 30%, according to AHA indicators, and that estimate may be conservative. With all that in mind, futurity programs everywhere are going to take a hit. Our clients and we are taking part in the SSS program, the Iowa Gold Star program, and the Minnesota Fall Festival, first, because of their significant payback structure, and because the owners can actively participate in those futurities. They are not sidelined, as owners so often are in open competition.” On SSS auction night, Purina will be sponsoring the pre-sale lasagna dinner, which is open to the public. Allen and Wight estimate, based on last year’s turnout, that between 1,000 and 1,500 people will attend. Sponsoring the auction itself this year is Merial Pharmaceuticals.■

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2010 Projected Prize Money Payouts Auction Yearling Halter Classes

2-Year-Old Halter Classes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Auction Championship: Yearling Fillies – AOTH Yearling Colts/Geldings – AOTH

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: 2-Year-Old Fillies – ATH 2-Year-Old Colts – ATH 2-Year-Old Geldings – ATH

Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . $56,857.50 Reserve Champion . . . . . . . $28,428.75 Top Ten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9,645.47

Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,134.17 Reserve Champion . . . . . . . $7,067.08 Top Ten. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,397.76

Yearling Halter Classes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: Yearling Fillies – ATH Yearling Colts/Geldings – ATH Champion . . . . . . Reserve Champion Top Ten. . . . . . . . Top Twenty (11-20) .

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$19,501.13 $9,750.56 $3,308.23 $500.00

3- & 4-Year-Old Performance Classes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: English Pleasure Futurity Hunter Pleasure Futurity Western Pleasure Futurity Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,845.91 Reserve Champion . . . . . . . $12,747.08 Top Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,798.44

5-Year-Old Performance Classes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Maturity Championship: English Pleasure Maturity Hunter Pleasure Maturity Western Pleasure Maturity Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,916.17 Reserve Champion . . . . . . . $4,225.83 Top Five . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,253.78

Watch for more great prize money payouts in 2011 **Prize money subject to change

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION AUCTION YEARLING FILLIES AOTH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $50,754.37

DM VALENCEA (DA Valentino x HED Caramba) Handler: Dan Grossman Owner: Dan and Maureen Grossman

Reserve Champion: $25,377.18

MISS MREEKHE GG (TF Psymreekhe x Miss Pryme Tyme) Handler: Cammie Coker Owner: Darrell and Sandy Coker Top Ten, unranked: $8,610.11 each SIENNA APAL (Justify x SA Misha Apal), H: Sienna Snell, O: DST Arabians. SW PASSIONATE KISS (The Guardian x Midnight Pashahn), H: Greg Cowdrey, O: Greg and Veronica Cowdrey. WR LOVE AFFAIR (Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair), H: Donald Camacho Jr., O: Donald Camacho Jr. RHR FACE THE FIRE (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation), H: David Halsch, O: Shellbird, Inc. STELLARIS BPA (Star Ghazal x Ophelie BPA), H: Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo, O: Jennifer Mrozek Sukalo. ROSE OF VERSACE JG (Versace x Bint Gypsy Rose), H: Kassidy Garland, O: Jerry Garcia. ARIA AUBREY (Pyro Thyme SA x Sephora), H: Jeff Sloan, O: Desert Wind Arabians LLC. TR SETA BELLA (HK Marcello x TR Silk Bouquet), H: Rebecca Taylor, O: Rickie and Paula Taylor.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION YEARLING FILLIES ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $29,553.13

RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS) Handler: Scott Cocuzza Owner: Pegasus Arabians

Reserve Champion: $14,776.48

ASTOUNDDING BEAUTY (Justify x JJ Astounding Echo) Handler: Rhiannon Sellman Owner: DST Arabians Top Ten, unranked: $5,013.48 each AUJSHA (Marajj x Paloma De Jamaal), H: Joel Desmarteau, O: Wilson Training Center and Markelle Arabians. ANNJOLINA (Marwan Al Shaqab x MFA Annies Song), H: Ashlee Alfreds, O: Michael Byatt and Ray & Nora Tatum. DANA SHAMIA (Baywatch V x Shannacey D), H: Dale Worthington, O: Dale and Wyona Worthington. MARGARITA PSY (Padrons Psyche x WA Marlaina Lee), H: Natalia Nieves, O: Robert and Dixie North Family Trust. LLC MAGDIVINE (Magnum Psyche x La Diva BSA), H: Angela Larson, O: Claire and Margaret Larson. JESSICA CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa EA), H: Devon Benbrook, O: Cynthia Burkman. POWER OF LUV (DA Valentino x ROL Snap Shot), H: Jason Tackett, O: Terry Boggs. SHARONA TRF (Magnum Chall HVP x HED Shania), H: Stuart Vesty, O: Tangle Ridge Farm.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION AUCTION YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS AOTH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $50,754.37

EVG GIANNI (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele) Handler: Harold Green Owner: Evergreen Arabians LLC

Reserve: $25,377.18

FAMOSO WA (Mariachi WA x Famess N Parys WA) Handler: Maegan Friesen Owner: Ed and Laura Friesen Top Ten, unranked: $8,610.11 each SF SIR REAL (Sir Fames HBV x Veronica GA), H: Holly McDonald, O: Gary and Holly McDonald. ARIA JAGUAR SF (Georgio AF x Diviniti), H: Jeffrey Sloan, O: Jeffrey Sloan. SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x Serenata Eljamaal), H: Ron Armstrong, O: Ron and Laura Armstrong. PHALANX BPA (Falcon BHF x TA Jihana Bey), H: Glenn Hibbs, O: BP Arabians LLC. LEGACYS REFLECTION JG (Legacy Of Fame x PS Patina), H: Kassidy Garland, O: Jerry Garcia. L HIDALGO DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Taustins Bobi Sox), H: Barry Leimkuehler, O: Laura Leimkuehler. WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), H: Glenna Gruppen, O: Al and Glenna Gruppen. SVS QUANTICO (SVS Fornaio x Patrice C), H: Jerome Strack Van Schyndel, O: J. and M. Strack Van Schyndel.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION YEARLING COLTS/GELDINGS ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $29,553.13

D MARC (QR Marc x Rohara Tsatinette) Handler: Debbie Treadwell Owner: Dubai Arabian Stud

Reserve: $14,776.48

DANA PALERMO (Baywatch V x Rohara Padrona) Handler: Dale Worthington Owner: Dale and Wyona Worthington Top Ten, unranked: $5,013.48 each INTAR SF (Sir Fames HBV x Indianne Psylk), H: Michael Bills, O: Robert and Dixie North Family Trust. ONITNELAV (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah), H: Rhiannon Sellman, O: William Jackson Jr. CHANCELLOR MW (Enzo x Star Chance SA), H: Jaime Stachler, O: Cindy Morgan and Ann Wilder. WWR VICTORIAN (Versace x BFA Enchantress), H: David Stonehouse, O: Whiterock Ranch LLC. GIOVIALLI XX (MPA Giovanni x MFA Love Ntyme), H: Larry Schopf, O: Larry Schopf. MAZARATI LBA (Mazkarade x Amelia B), H: Cathleen Murphy Wright, O: Lazy B Arabians LLC. ALLESIO (Besson Carol x MFA Annies Song), H: Lisa Markley, O: Michael Byatt and Ray & Nora Tatum. TANZINITE (Psytanium x My Dreamgirl), H: Cammie Coker, O: Darrell, Sandy and Cammie Coker.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION 2YEAROLD FILLIES ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $12,413.00

FOREVER FLEURTATIOUS (Marwan Al Shaqab x Crysstal Echo) Handler: Angela Larson Owner: Gail Ann Czuczko

Reserve: $5,206.55

MORNING GLORY V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V) Handler: David May Owner: Teresa and David May Top Ten, unranked: $2,105.79 each SONG OF MARWAN AF (Marwan Al Shaqab x Psylaila AF), H: Lisa Markley, O: Janet Aston. VERILY PCF (Magnum Chall HVP x Veronica GA), H: Leslie Lurken, O: Leslie Lurken. DEBUTANTE BHF (Denali BHF x BHF Savannah), H: Rylee Gallun, O: Angela Hewitt. DESIREE BHF (Denali BHF x Franchesca BHF), H: Lara Ames, O: Jessie Szymanski. FRENCH KISSES (Sir Fames HBV x French Psylk), H: J. Michael Womble, O: J. Michael Womble. WR ST PAULI GIRL (DS Major Afire x ATA Psyches Psong), H: Austin Boggs, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla. CHALLS DREAM GIRL (Magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Princess), H: Cammie Coker, O: Leslie Lurken. PRIMADONA PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Zspecial Edition), H: Scott Cocuzza, O: Pegasus Arabians.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION 2YEAROLD COLTS ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $12,413.00

ECCENTRIC VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Amelia B) Handler: Bruno Guiraldelli Owner: Roger and Stephanie McMahon

Reserve: $5,206.55

TRISTDEN (Pprovidence x Exquisita) Handler: Scott Cocuzza Owner: Gervais Harrelson Top Ten, unranked: $2,105.79 each NAVARRO PSY (Padrons Psyche x Navia HCF), H: Michael Bills, O: Robert and Dixie North Family Trust. D GIACOMO E (Enzo x Gypsy Inmy Soul), H: Phillip Delpozzo, O: Phillip Del Pozzo and Brent Stone. ARIES BFA (Versace x MC Psynammon), H: Nicholas Dean, O: Cecil & Frances Butler and Jeff & Sybil Collins. MONTICETO LN (Justify x JD Allove Story), H: Paul Glans, O: Laurie Neshem. XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), H: Jason Tackett, O: Britomar Ltd. MOJITO TA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Mirrakesch), H: Kimbell Johnson, O: Taylor Arabians. TRA REYMBRANDT (GR Psyches Rey x TR Aleksandraah), H: Jocelyn Hazlewood, O: Christopher and Pamela Geye. EL MOLOK (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maya El Jamaal), H: Danielle Taylor, O: Taylor Arabians.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION 2YEAROLD GELDINGS ATH CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: $12,413.00

SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel) Handler: Michael Bills Owner: Andrew and Christine Steffens

Reserve: $5,206.55

CHAL LA BRAZEN (Magnum Chall HVP x Charizmah) Handler: Scott Cocuzza Owner: Pegasus Arabians Top Ten, unranked: $2,105.79 each SAN SOUCI V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Klassique V), H: Ron Armstrong, O: Varian Arabians. ENVOYY (Baywatch V x Whispersnwhistles), H: Brian Measel, O: Randolyn Carr. BARRISTER BFA (Magnum Psyche x Barrista), H: Chloe Glover, O: Patty Feola. RD SOLAR THYME (Pyro Thyme SA x TF Falconsimprint), H: Murray Popplewell, O: Murray and Shirley Popplewell. R INTREPID (Intense x NW Psyches Promis), H: Paul Glans, O: William and Darcy Flood. AM FEISTY FLAVIUS (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Misty Dream), H: Alexandra Ramage, O: Bazy Tankersley.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY CHAMPIONSHIP

Stallion

2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION ENGLISH PLEASURE MATURITY ATR CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion: $6,000

Champion: $3,500

NEVADA TBA

A DESERT TEMPTATION

(Millennium LOA x Adivah), Rider: Chris Wilson Owner: Tom Blakemore II

(A Temptation x Desert Diva), Rider: Samantha Price, Owner: Equine Design LLC

Reserve: $4,000

Reserve: $2,200

ROL CODE RED

ROL DANCYN FIRE

(Cytosk x Ebonee), Rider: Dennis Wigren Owner: R O Lervick Arabians

(Baske Afire x Xtacy), Rider: Toni Lick Owner: R O Lervick Arabians

Top Five, unranked: $2,200 each

Top Five, unranked: $1,000 each

ROL FIRE WATER (Baske Afire x Singularcylection), R: Melissa Holt, O: R O Lervick Arabians.

CYMPLY TEMPTING (A Temptation x Singularcylection), R: Cindy HighFischman, O: R O Lervick Arabians.

IMAFIRE DANZER (Baske Afire x Danzers Sonata), R: Stephanie Snyder, O: Jane Cooper Dan Payne.

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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION WESTERN PLEASURE FUTURITY CHAMPIONSHIP

2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION WESTERN PLEASURE MATURITY ATR CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion: $6,000 INDIGO BVA (Ames Charisma x Ciara Bey) Rider: Gordon Potts, Owner: Tanya Marie Prifitera

Champion: $3,500 HJ FAMOSO (Magnum Psyche x Poetry SMF) Rider: Jill Mohr, Owner: Loren and JoEllen Erickson

Reserve: $4,000 JK MAGNETIC (Magnum Psyche x JK Angelbasksko), Rider: Chris Culbreth, Owner: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust

Reserve: $2,200 TRULY MAGNETIC CB (Magnum Psyche x Dar Nuba), Rider: Rod Powell, Owner: Cynthia Burkman

Top Five, unranked: $2,200 each MARTINIS AT NOON (PA Hi-Noon x Daiquiri Bey), R: Ali Brady, O: Marcy Myers. EXCALIBUR BVA (Ames Charisma x FOF Eleni), R: Randy Anderson, O: Brookville Arabians LLC. MOSTLYS LOVE SONG (ML Mostly Padron x Falcon Song BHF), R: Kristin Huntsberger, O: Jeff & Sybil Collins and James & Sandra Smith.

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Top Five, unranked: $1,000 each HMR MUST BE AFLAME (Must Be Afire x Gwynsciena), R: Alisha Kinney, O: Kathryn Bolinger. DECIDEDLY JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA x HL Jalicia), R: Dori Lowe, O: Jade Creek Arabians. KHABERET PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Kela), R: Nancy Risen, O: Nancy and Robert Risen.


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2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION HUNTER PLEASURE FUTURITY CHAMPIONSHIP

2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION HUNTER PLEASURE MATURITY ATR CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion: $6,000 TROY E (Enzo x Arsyn), Rider: Marjie Becker, Owner: Brent Stone, Pomeroy Arabians Intl. and Langstroth & Co. Ltd.

Champion: $3,500 AMURATH SANTIAGO IA (Amurath Czhivago x Santilla IA), Rider: Elis Crisafulli, Owner: Kerri Grisham

Reserve: $4,000 ENEVETABLE E (Enzo x Fames Lastlove CAHR) Rider: Elizabeth E Bentley, Owner: Pomeroy Arabians Intl. and Langstroth & Co. Ltd.

Reserve: $2,200 MALECON (Enzo x Tiaraa Rose), Rider: Michael R Brock, Owner: Michael R Brock,

Top Five, unranked: $2,200 each MAGNUMS THREE HEARTS (Magnum Psyche x Mystic Momentt), R: Chris Culbreth, O: Kathryn Bolinger. FIRST PPROVIDENCE (Pprovidence x Inillusion), R: Trini Owens, O: Margret Vanden Broek. Z-Z-TANIUM (Psytanium x Shezamadre), R: Natalie Jones, O: Paul and Barbara Hutchins.

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Top Five, unranked: $1,000 each PSONIC (Padrons Psyche x Petronella SRA), R: Christine Lawson, O: Jennifer and Jason Earles. CZSPARTAN MLR (Amurath Czhivago x Psyches Desire), R: Brianna York, O: Shannon Beethe. OFW PSYENTINAL (Padrons Psyche x OFW Balarina), R: Jacqueline Decato, O: Claudia, Jacqueline and Danielle Decato.

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Auction & Halter /Performance Futurity

Gener al Rules I. General Rules A. 1. 2. B.

The Scottsdale Signature Stallion Halter/Performance Program shall be divided into two sections: Scottsdale Signature Stallion Halter Futurity Program Scottsdale Signature Stallion Performance Division Only the offspring from the stallions owned or sponsored by “Right” holders of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity are eligible if all requirements are met.

Stallion Requirements A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.

The “Right” owner or lesser of the nominated stallion must be a member in good standing of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. Stallion owners must nominate their stallions with a $500 nomination fee by October 1 of preceding year of participation. Stallions must be nominated before mares that are bred to them can be nominated. Stallions will remain in the program unless AHAA is notified of any changes by October 1 of preceding year. There is no limit as to how many mares can be nominated to any one stallion. Each stallion “Right” owner is eligible to sponsor one stallion into the program for an additional $500. Stallion nomination fees of $500 will be billed by July of current year, and fees must be paid in full by October 1. Stallions will be required to donate one breeding each year of nomination to the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction. Stallion owners agree and acknowledge that if his/her stallion’s breeding does not sell at the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction, Stallion owner will purchase his/her stallion’s breeding for $1,000 immediately following the Auction.

Auction Breeding Requirements A. Only breedings purchased at the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction will be eligible to compete in the Scottsdale Signature Yearling Auction class. Mares must be nominated into the auction class before December 31 of current year. There will be no fee charged for nomination into the auction class. The auction class is limited only to auction breedings purchased at the auction of current year of nomination. B. All breedings purchased at the auction will also be eligible to enter the Scottsdale Signature Yearling class for a $100 nomination fee postmarked by December 31. C. All Mare Nominations must be postmarked by December 31 of the breeding year. D. Only one Mare Nomination for auction breeding can be submitted. Embryo Transfer (ET) Mare Nominations are required to designate recipient mare prior to December 31 of breeding year.

Mare Requirements A. B. C. D. E.

Any purebred mare bred to a nominated stallion in the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program is eligible to be nominated. The mare must be registered with the Arabian Horse Registry of America or the Canadian Arabian Horse Registry. The Mare Nomination Form must be completely filled in, signed and include the nomination fee before the mare will be accepted. The mare must be nominated and the $100 nomination fee per mare must be paid by December 31 of the year the mare is bred. The resulting foal remains nominated and eligible to be shown as a yearling, 2-year-old and in the performance division classes, regardless of sale or transfer of ownership.

II. Judging and Showing of Halter and Performance Horses A. B. C. D. E.

The resulting foals can be shown as yearlings at the Scottsdale Signature Yearling Futurity Class as fillies and colts/geldings. (2 classes) The resulting foals can be shown as 2-year-old fillies, colts and geldings. (3 classes) Prize money will be awarded in each division (See Section III). Judging will be done by a 3 Judge System. One exception will be that no more than 25 yearlings will be shown in any one semifinal section. Judging system for each year will be published in the Prize List. The resulting foals must be shown by persons holding current USEF and AHA membership cards with amateur certification. Professional handlers will be allowed to show in the 3- & 4-year-old performance classes ONLY. For more information you can contact:

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Gener al Rules III. Prize Money and Ribbons Scottsdale Signature Auction Proceeds: A. B. C. D.

45% 15% 20% 20%

Auction Yearling Classes Signature Yearling Classes Signature Performance Division Scottsdale Signature Futurity Expenses

Scottsdale Signature Yearling Auction Classes A. Two classes will be offered for fillies and for colts. B. The prize money for these classes will come from 45% of the stallion auction funds and be divided between these two classes. C. A Top Ten will be chosen along with a Champion and Reserve Champion. Champion 35% Reserve Champion 17.5% Remainder of Top Ten 47.5% (divided by 8) D. In the event there are fewer than 10 yearlings in a class, the percentage will stay the same for those placed, and the remaining prize money will be added to the performance division.

Scottsdale Signature Yearling Futurity A. Prize money for the Yearling Futurity classes will be composed of the following: 1. 50% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion nominations from year breeding season. 2. 15% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction proceeds (previous breeding year’s auction). B. The Top Twenty Finalists (11-20), both colts and fillies, will receive $200. C. The prize money will be divided equally between colts/geldings and fillies and awarded to each as follows: Champion: 35% Reserve Champion 17.5% Remainder of Top Ten 47.5% (divided by 8) D. In the event there are fewer than 10 yearlings in a class, the percentage will stay the same for those placed, and the remaining prize money will be added to the performance division.

Scottsdale Signature 2-Year-Old Futurity A. Prize money for the 2-Year-Old Futurity classes will be composed of Mare Nominations. B. The remainder of the prize money will be divided equally between colts, geldings and fillies and awarded to each as follows: Champion 35% Reserve Champion 17.5% Remainder of Top Ten 47.5% (divided by 8) C. In the event there are fewer than 10 ten-year-olds in a class, the percentage will stay the same for that place, and the remaining prize money will be added to the performance division.

Scottsdale Signature Performance Division A. 1. 2. B.

C. D.

Prize money for the Performance classes will be composed of the following: 50% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion nominations to the Performance division. 20% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction proceeds collected to the Performance division. The Top Five placings will receive prize money divided equally between classes and awarded to each as follows: Champion 35% Reserve Champion 25% Remainder of Top Five 40% (divided by 3) In the event there are fewer than five horses in a class, the percentage will stay the same for those placed, and the remaining prize money will be added to the following years performance classes. 3- & 4-year-old performance classes will be open to all riders professional or Amateur; 5-year-old classes will be open to Amateurs ONLY. All information subject to change.

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Scottsdale Signature Stallions for 2010

Al Marah Arabians Bazy Tankersley 4101 N Bear Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 85749 520-749-1162 520-749-1162 al-marahadmin@att.net www.al-marah.com

*Bremervale Andronicus AM Good Oldboy AM Power Raid Amurath Arabians Sharon Eider Orley 29918 N 148th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85262 602-377-7885 480-483-5573 eiderorley@aol.com www.amuratharabians.com

Bedu Arabians Rodney Friese 9812 190th Ave SE Snohomish, WA 98290 425-268-0351

Staarwan Blakemore Arabians Tom Blakemore II PO Box 20198 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 602-402-8450 www.blakemorearabs.com

Nevada TBA

Sharif El Shaklan

Brookville Arabians David & Annabella Gelbard 16106 E Redbird Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-2285 516-437-8392

Arabian Expressions Greg Knowles 9870 E Jenan Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-563-3055 480-563-3019

Burkman Centre Cynthia Burkman PO Box 422 Los Alamos, CA 93440 805-350-0342

Ames Charisma

ML Afire Dream Arabians Ltd Judy & Jim Sirbasku 8459 Rock Creek Road Waco, TX 76708 800-973-1445 254-752-6056 info@arabiansltd.com www.arabiansltd.com

Mishaal HP Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain LLC Lisa K. East 415 Enclave Ct. Brentwood, TN 37027 215-620-7977 615-832-1673 least@amerimar.com www.arabiansofqiranalsadain.com

Marjestic WA Argent Farms c/o Andrew Sellman Claire & Margaret Larson 2318 S Loma Linda Drive Loma Linda, MO 64804 417-782-4593 715-425-9027 argentfarms@verizon.net www.argentfarms.com

Pyro Thyme SA Aria Arabians Jeff Sloan 3095 Old Plank Road Milford, MI 48381 248-766-2903 248-540-5461 jeff@ariaarabians.com www.ariaarabians.com

Aria Impresario Rough Justice Battle Hill Farm L. N. Smith HC 40, Box 9 Lewisburg, WV 24901 304-647-4164 304-647-4164 battlehill@suddenlink.net www.battlehillfarm.com

Beijing BHF Denali BHF Falcon BHF

Burkman Centre Allison Pigott 1402 La Riata LaHabra, CA 90631 562-947-5548 562-902-0154 fivblupigs@aol.com

Dakota FA Krusayder Psytation EA Butler Farm Training Center Ted Carson 440 Devin Drive White Oak, NC 28399 910-866-4000 910-866-4001

ML Mostly Padron RSA Troublesome

Dana Arabians Dale & Wyona Worthington 6212 Coffel Road S Roy, WA 98580 253-843-9100 danaarabians@hughes.net www.danaarabians.com

Baywatch V Day Dream Arabians Carol Steppe 732 Blue Spruce Drive Daville, CA 94506 925-736-0942 925-736-2057 csteppe@gmail.com www.daydreamarabians.com

HI Hello Boy Its Sshow Time Maserati WR Showkayce Del Pozzo, Philip & Brent Stone Philip Del Pozzo & Brent Stone 545 Sawka Drive Auburn, CA 95603 530-885-8874 530-885-8874 info@enzoltd.com www.enzoltd.com

Enzo Delgado Prized Arabians Dimitri Delgado 660 Island Way #607 Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 916-844-4387 dimitri@delgadoprizedarabians.com www.delgadoprizedarabians.com

TF Sir Prize Dellesta Park Arabians Kristi Hopp 19132 Badke Road Snohomish, WA 98290 360-303-5166 dellestapark@hotmail.com www.dellestapark.com

EF Kingston

Cedar Ridge Farms Dick, Lollie & Lara Ames PO Box 8 Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-6590 952-492-3335

Holly Woods Dillin 5008 Ranch View Road Forth Worth, TX 76109 817-994-0918

A Noble Cause

Don Manuel Farms Peter & Trish Kessler 1515 CR 210W Ste 211 Jacksonville, FL 32259 904-733-8885 904-733-9995

Chaos Arabians LLC John Simms Jr. N 1577 N Creekside Lane Lake Geneva, WI 53147 262-348-9255 elkridge6@aol.com

Zefyr Chattooga Ridge Arabians, Inc. Chris Anckersen 427 Damascus Church Road Long Creek, SC 29658 864-647-7588 864-647-7590 anckersen@aol.com www.marhaabah.com

Marhaabah Crimson Farms LLC Susanne Mackrell 2000 West Hwy 246 Buellton, CA 93427 805-740-9110 310-994-0841 suzierae@crimsonfarmsllc.com www.crimsonfarmsllc.com

Vertigo CF WH York

WC Ali Gazal

RHR Marcedes DST Arabians David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell PO Box 12689 Olympia, WA 98508 360-866-8525 360-866-8731 dstarabians@msn.com

Justify El Camino Ranch LaVesta Locklin 11363 Walnut Street Redlands, CA 92374 909-794-1086 909-794-4846 lavesta@elcaminoranch.com www.elcaminoranch.com

Dream Quest

El Capitan Ranch Jon & Mindy Peters 269 South Beverly Hills, #509 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-278-6752 310-278-6754 mpboogie@yahoo.com www.elcapranch.com

Epic MP Equid System, LTD Catherine Kerjean Via Chiavetta 22079 Villa Guardia (Co), Italy 22079 763-441-6466

WH Justice Equine Image Center LLC Ricardo & Riyan Rivero 12051 N 96th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-626-7108 480-626-4091 riyanr@mac.com www.equineimagecenter.com

Regal Actor JP Eric Wolfe Arabians, Inc. Eric Wolfe PO Box 1223 Apopka, FL 32704 407-880-4600 407-880-4625 wolfearabs@aol.com www.ericwolfearabians.com

PA Magnanimous JoEllen Erickson 1241 Verde Ave Durant, IA 52747 563-299-1845 joerick31@gmail.com

HJ Famoso Esperanza Arabians Walt Lane 15360 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92504 951-780-7553 951-354-0709 intaraarabians@msn.com www.dakareljamaal.com *Dakar El Jamaal Mazkarade Evergreen Arabians Harold & Elizabeth Green 5540 N Saguaro Road Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 480-961-7067 805-693-0874

*Pershahn El Jamaal Maruja Fink 3409 E 215th Street Belton, MO 64012 763-441-5849 763-441-3060 sshadainc@aol.com www.shadainc.com

LC Psylent Knight Freedom Ranch LLC Jennifer Patterson 32 Lakefront Drive Glenbrook, NV 89413 775-749-5745

DS Major Afire Freeland Farm Richard Freeland 5429 West Hamilton Road S Fort Wayne, IN 46814 260-436-5711 260-459-1211 diane@freelandfarms.com www.freelandfarms.com

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Signature

Scottsdale

Gallún Farms Dona Bellinger PO Box 1949 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-693-0083 805-693-0874 info@gallunfarms.com www.gallunfarms.com

Eden C Gemini Acres Arabians Jim & Sally Bedeker 3285 Cemetary Road Morris, IL 60450 815-942-6035

Da Vinci FM Maddox Van Ryad Golden Ridge Farms Jay & Diane Allen 35444 N 11th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-516-0691 623-434-3186 allengoldenridge@aol.com www.goldenridgefarms.com

GR Psyches Rey Veritas IA Greengate Farms Christie Hart 300 Greengate Road San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 805-441-0107 lope2win@aol.com www.greengate-farms.com

GG Atlantis Gruppen Training Center Al & Glenna Gruppen 2714 114th Ave Allegan, MI 49010 269-686-2102

FS Ritz HB Arabians LLC Christine Bruce or John Hillard 350 South Country Road, Suite 102-150 Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-301-6133 arabians@impulse.net

Brixx IA Heathcott Ltd. Steve Heathcott 10940 Mt. Falls School Washington, TX 77880 805-737-9804

Aston Martin Heaven Sent Farm Melvin Morgan 1241 Fox Hill Road Lynchburg, VA 24503 434-546-6123 434-534-8062 mtm4001@centralva.net www.nobleprize.net

Noble Prize Heritage Arabian Farm, LLC William & Valerie Felsted 10826 S George Road Spokane, WA 99224 509-443-9529

Out Til Midnight Ilercil Arabians Alp Ilercil 10315 E Brown Road Mesa, AZ 85207 480-380-8595 480-984-2201 www.ilercilarabians.com

IA Ambassador

J & M Arabians Margaret VandenBroek 3980 Crestview Drive Norco, CA 92860 951-533-1490 951-735-0955 jm_arabians@sbcglobal.net

Eupphoria Jack Perry 400 East 1600 South Mapleton, UT 84664 801-489-3332

Joys Creation JP Obsession JP Prince Tuhotmos Pure Psyche Jada Arabians Frank Puleo 16155 Forest Blvd. Hugo, MN 55038 651-653-9369

Nations PSY Jade Creek Arabians Manny Lawrence 3675 Baseline Ave Santa Ynez, AZ 93460 805 693-1400 805-686-4773 manny@jadecreek.com www.jadecreek.com

Brandon Bey JCA Jacob JCA Jake Jamaal JCA Jerland Farms The Larry & Shelley Jerome Family 1483 14-1/2 Street Barron, WI 54812 715-537-5413 715-537-5556 larry@jerland.com www.jerland.com

*Khadraj NA MPA Giovanni Ann Johnson 948 Heron Ct. Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-7035 863-324-4920

Viva Versace Karlar Arabians Larry Bullard 4387 Lucy Way Soquel, CA 95073 831-464-0644 831-475-3235 karlar-arabians@yahoo.com

FGA Santiago Bey Kharousel Farm Betty Radtke 2636 6th Ave Clarkston, WA 99403 509-758-9249 208-305-3099 kharouselfrm@clarkston.com www.kharouselfarm.com

NYN Hisani Linderman Stables & Farms Catherine Linderman 5559 N Yellowstone Hwy Idaho Falls, ID 83401 208-529-4314 208-557-0171 cathy@ida.net www.lindermanfarms.com

Eternety

Live Oak Arabians Phil Witter 7575 Jefferson Hwy #178 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225-928-7213 225-923-1983 liveoakarabians@gmail.com www.liveoakarabians.com

HF Mister Chips Krewe LC Arlington Leslie Lurken 3270 19th Street NW #206 Rochester, MN 55901 507-285-0707 507-280-7773 lurken@charterinternet.net www.magnumchall.com

*Magnum Chall HVP Marquis Arabians Trish or Allyssa Baird 2075 Ross lane Medford, OR 97501 541-601-1737 541-776-0779 tbwinderm@yahoo.com www.jraazul.com

JRA Azul McDonald Arabians Gary McDonald 6835 E Peak View Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-515-5037 480-473-9219 mcham@qwest.net www.mcdonaldarabians.com

Adoniis Echclusive Terry & Pauline McLaughlin 16106 E Redbird Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-2285

Thee Masterpiece Michael Byatt Arabians Ltd. Michael Byatt 7716 Redbird Road New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 979-357-2616 denise@michaelbyatt.com www.michaelbyatt.com

*Besson Carol EKS Bey Al Gazal Perignon Shakir el Marwan Midwest Station II David & Terry Anne Boggs 16917 70th St. NE Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-6466 midwestarabian@hotmail.com www.midwestarabian.com

A Jakarta Cajun Prince HCF Laman HVP Vegas DPA Vitorio TO Vvaliante Midwest Station II Fernando de Santibanes P O Box 10 Rogers, MN 55374 763-441-6466 midwest@mr.net

Magnum Psyche Morning View Arabians John Bauska PO Box 2270 Kalispell, MT 59903 406-257-1085 406-756-8126 jtb@bauska.com www.morningviewarabians.com

Stallion

Laurie Neshem 6013 E Dixileta Cave Creek, AZ 85331 602-540-5160

Monticeto LN North Arabians, LLC Robert & Dixie North 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd. Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-3208 760-789-7979 northarabians@earthlink.net

El Chall WR Ever After NA *Sir Fames HBV Oak Ridge Arabians Don & Janey Morse 1575 W Demeter Drive Freeport, IL 61032 763-441-6466 541-865-7894 www.midwestarabian.com

Fausto CRH Monogramm JD Om El Arab International Sigi Constanti 1900 View Drive Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-688-6958 360-866-8731 omelarab@gte.net www.omelarab.com

Om El Shahmaan Palmetto Arabians Frank & Sara Chisholm 4506 Langston Road Timmonsville, SC 29161 843-601-2005

EVG Gentry Paradise Arabians Gary & Wanda Kenworthy PO Box 861 Dalton, GA 30722 706-397-9950 706-397-9952 garyk@paradisearabians.com www.paradisearabians.com

Scapa Park Place Arabians William Bachman 11830 N Sandhill Cr Mequon, WI 53092 262-643-4307 262-643-4307 wjbachman@aol.com www.parkplacearabians.com

Casanova PPA Parkside Paul Mehew 12912 Garden Bar Raod Grass Valley, CA 95949 530-268-0984

Hukam Maj PCF Arabians Sam Peacemaker PO Box 1590 Tonasket, WA 98855 509-315-8584

PCF Vision Pegasus Arabians Dean Wikel PO Box 2308 Sandusky, OH 44871 419-588-3000 419-588-3140 farm@pegasusequestrian.com www.pegasusarabians.com

Armani FC D Caprio PA Masquerade PA

Guinness JANUARY 2010 | SSS 27


Scottsdale

Stallion

Scottsdale Signature Stallions for 2010

Pine Crest Arabians Ron & Judy Schmid P O Box 799 Hayward, WI 54843 715-634-2626 715-634-2784 pcarab@aol.com

Gemini VII Pomeroy Arabians International Bob Pomeroy PO Box 280 Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3A4 Canada 480-889-4770 780-539-1700 bob@pomeroygroup.ca www.pomeroyarabians.com

Jiuliusz D Wiec Major Jamaal Psynsational Arabians Suzie Brown 6296 State Route 33 West Wingo, KY 42088 270-376-5652

RA Psyches Patriot R.O. Lervick Arabians Roger Lervick PO Box 699 Stanwood, WA 98292 360-652-0108 360-652-9615 cytosk@whidbey.net www.rolervickarabians.com

Cytosk+++ Out of Cyte Rae-Dawn Arabians Murray & Shirley Popplewell Box 5A, RR 5 Saskatoon, SK 0 306-241-1199 306-374-6790 mpopp@rdarabians.com www.rdarabians.com

Bey Ambition Rancho Palmira Glenn Hibbs 203 Ultra Drive Henderson, NV 89074 480-889-4184 480-513-1224 hibber@aol.com www.bparabians.com

Faramond BPA Phalanx BPA Star Ghazal Nancy Risen 40075 Via Caballos Murrieta, CA 92562 951-600-7501 951-600-2617 nancyrisen@earthlink.net

Khaberet PGA Robinhood Farms, Inc. Robin & Drago Kraguli 1149 Central Ave University Park, IL 60466 708-235-8912 www.shadainc.com

ROL Intencyty Rock Ridge Arabians Darrell, Sandy & Cammie Coker 12355 N 98th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-451-0525 rockridgearabs@aol.com www.psytanium.com

Psytanium

Rojo Arabians John Brown 704 Overlook Trail Port Orange, FL 32127 386-760-7696 386-788-7697 rojoarab@aol.com www.rojoarabians.com

Stonewall Farm Arabians David Cains & Scott Bailey 28150 N. Alma School Pkwy, Suite 103-616 Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-1715 480-452-1842 info@stonewallfarm.com www.stonewallfarm.com

Varian Arabians Sheila Varian 1275 Corbett Canyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-489-5802 805-489-5977 Info@varianarabians.com www.varianarabians.com

Versace

Ajman Moniscione Selket Marque

*Jullyen El Jamaal

Royal Arabians Amanda McGown 1660 N Lindsay Mesa, AZ 85213 480-890-7425 info@royalarabians.com Running Horse Ranch Roger & Stephanie McMahon 6000 Warner Canyon Cashmere, WA 98815 509-860-0166 590-782-0954 sjomcmahon@gmail.com

Eccentric Valentino Scheier Farms Rob Long 6807 E Peak View Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255 602-920-6782 480-419-2541 kathleenrobl@aol.com www.scheierfarms.com

SF Veraz Shada Arabians David Zouch-Ross 22630 Sugar Bush Road Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-5849 763-441-3060 www.shadaarabians.com

Marwan Al Magnifficoo Shea Stables David and Gail Liniger 1925 Bartlett Road St. Clair, MI 48079 810-329-6392 810-329-4932 sheastable@aol.com www.afirebeyv.com

IXL Noble Express Sky Ranch Arabians Lisa Shover 27197 N 90th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85262 602-315-3151 480-563-2432 lisa@kgroup.us www.sshameless.com

Sshameless Southwest Arabian Farms Veronica & Greg Cowdrey 2155 E Broadway Mesa, AZ 85204 480-962-7205 veronica@southwestarabians.net www.southwestarabians.com

Maximuss The Guardian Andrew & Christina Steffens 75 Buckingham Drive Holbrook, NY 11741 631-737-1729

Sher Khan AC Stone Ridge Arabians Dan & Maureen Grossman 2550 So. Smith Road Bloomington, IN 47401 812-332-3363

DA Valentino

Strawberry Banks Farm Barbara Chur 1181 Quaker Road East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-9346 716-652-4438

A Temptation Baske Afire Hey Hallelujah Summerfield Farm, Inc. Richard & Tamara Anderson 3088 Flora Rd. Belvidere, IL 61008 815-547-4852 815-547-5216 summerfieldarabs@aol.com www.summerfieldfarminc.com

Georgio AF

Psymadre TF Psymreekhe Wagamon Farms Perry & Diane Wagamon Lino Lakes, MN 55014 651-464-7299 763-416-2141 info@wagamonfarms.com www.wagamonfarms.com

Affirmmed

SVS Arabians Jerome & Monique Strack 699 33 3/4 Road Clifton, CO 81520 970-986-8579 svsarab@aol.com www.svsarabians.com

Westridge Farms LLC Mark Sylla 526 Rolling Meadows Drive River Falls, WI 54022 715-760-1661 715-426-6189 vals@westridgefarms.com www.westridgefarms.com

SVS Fornaio

Pprovidence

Tall Timber Arabians Noel Bosse PO Box 909 Olalla, WA 98359 253-830-4024 ntalltimber@aol.com

Janice McCrea-Wight & Alex Chrys 9622 E Cholla Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-991-7821 jwight007@msn.com www.rahere.net

Art Dekko TT

*Rahere

Thirteen Oaks Arabians Ed & Maureen Horton 512 Bowman Creek Road Blountville, TN 37617 423-323-4905 423-323-4905 TOArabians@aol.com www.thirteenoaks.com

Wild Angel Arabians Lavonne & JD Smith 40960 N 28th Street Cave Creek, AZ 85331 623-465-1921 wildangelarabians@yahoo.com

Semper Fie

Wil-O-Mar Arabians Ric Summers 16530 Meadowlark Lane Bonner Springs, KS 66012 816-365-3472 913-724-4476 wilomararabians@gmail.com

Toskhara Arabians Dick Reed 7429 Grubbs Road Aubrey, TX 76227 940-395-5553 940-365-0235 dick@toskhara.com www.toskhara.com

Kordelas Travis Training Center Travis Hansen 480 N. 1100 East American Fork, UT 84003 801-376-3820 801-756-7231 travis@travistrainingcenterinc.com www.travistrainingcenterinc.com

La Karat Valley Oak Arabians Manny Vierra 3600 Valley Oak Drive Brentwood, CA 94513 510-325-3974 925-634-7644 imannyv45@aol.com www.valleyoakarabians.com

Emigrant

28 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Ventura Farms David Murdock 555 W. Potrero Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 805-496-0767 805-494-8503 info@venturafarms.com www.venturafarms.com

Bey Tallon DKM

Mmonsignor Wilson Training Center Peri Tilghman/Mike Wilson 16151 E Shirley Shores Road Tavares, FL 32778 352-742-7775 wilsontrainingc@aol.com www.wilsontrainingcenter.com

KM Bugatti Stival TF Royal Shabaz Wunderbar Arabians Ed & Laura Friesen Box 4, RR 3, Site 320 Saskatoon, SK 0 306-220-8157 260-747-4229 e.l.friesen@sasktel.net

Couturier Mariachi WA


(Monogramm x Kabela)

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Nominated Sire

Internationally renown for producing type and athletic ability.

The Toskhara name is your guarantee. Dick & Christine Reed, Owners 7429 Grubbs Road Aubrey, TX 76227 Anthony Champion and Wendye Gardiner, Trainers www.Toskhara.com 940-395-5553 JANUARY 2010 | SSS 29


Ararat x Emigrantka

S TANDING AT F URIOSO F ARM F OR BREEDING INFORMATION CONTACT R AYMOND M AZZEI AT 951.375.6349 FURIOSOFARM @ AOL . COM

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P OLISH N ATIONAL C HAMPION C ALL R AYMOND M AZZEI TO LEARN ABOUT THE

V ALLEY O AK

EXPERIENCE !

P ROUDLY OWNED BY M ANNY & D IANA V IERRA B RENTWOOD , CA ~ 510.325.3974 IMANNYV 45@ AOL . COM WWW .V ALLEY O AK A RABIANS . COM

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 31


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JANUARY 2010 | SSS 33


A PASSION FOR TALENT ... MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION

IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire 34 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


A PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE ... AN EXCITING YOUNG SIRE

CAMILLA AMES A Noble Cause x Ames Toi Love

NOBLE MAJESTY CRF A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska

NOBELLA CRB A Noble Cause x Apollonia X

ALISON AMES A Noble Cause x Toi Tiara

NOBLE SUPREME CRF A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska

AMES DISTINGUISHED A Noble Cause x HV Tinidoll

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion AEPA Sire

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

www.Cedar-Ridge.com

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 35


Versace x Eveningg Intrigue Intriggue

Siring in

Halter & Performance ScoƩsdale T10 Stallion, Open & AAOTH Sweepstakes Champion Colt 2 x Regional Champion Stallion ƒ«ƒ Ýó››ÖÝ・›Ý, ݑÊããݗƒ½› Ý®¦Äƒãçٛ, îÄěÝÊムۗƒ½½®ÊÄ Ýヽ½®ÊÄ and ®Êóƒ ¦Ê½— ÝãƒÙ ÄÊîă㛗 ݮٛ ò®—›Ê Ι Ý«®Ö֛— Ý›Ã›Ä ƒòƒ®½ƒ½› • ݑ®— ‘½›ƒÙ

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Canadian NaƟonal Champion Mare U.S. Reserve NaƟonal Champion Mare

75. $% 2"!2 !2! " )! . 3 Ed & Laura Friesen | 306.220.8157 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada e.l.friesen@sasktel.net | www.WunderbarArabians.com 36 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES






on the Leading Sires List of

Canadian Nat’l Halter Winners (Arabian Horse World, Nov 2009)

#/ , , %#4 ) / .

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Joaquim WA by Mariachi WA out of a Couturier daughter SSS AucĆ&#x;on Colt with Maegan Friesen

Nyla WA

by Couturier SSS AucĆ&#x;on Filly with Maegan Friesen

Everest ESA out of a Couturier daughter

3! "2 ) .! 7! (Couturier x Brooklyn Bey)

Performing in Western Pleasure Jr Horse with Rick Gault

2009 Canadian NaĆ&#x;onal Top Ten Futurity Filly R17 Champion Western Pleasure Jr Horse R17 Champion Two-Yr-Old Filly

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 37


#// , ( !.$ ,5+% 7! &! -/ 3 / 7! Half-Arabian by Mariachi WA

(Mariachi WA x Famess N Parys WA)

2008 U.S. NaƟonal Reserve Champion HA Sweepstakes Colt/Gelding

R17 Res Champion Yearlilng Colts/Geldings 2009 Res Champ SSS AucƟon Yearling Colts/Geldings AOTH

! (3 /5 , ˜ 3 !&)2% Joaquim WA by Mariachi WA

Half-Arabian by Mariachi WA

out of a Couturier daughter

2009 Canadian NaƟonal Reserve Champion 2-yr-old Sweepstakes Gelding

SSS AucƟon Colt with Maegan Friesen

Sasha Fierce WA 2009 Filly by Mariachi WA

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on the Leading Sires List of

Canadian Nat’l Halter Winners (Arabian Horse World, Nov 2009) ÂƒÂŤÂƒ Ă?ó››ÖĂ?ĂŁÂƒÂťÂ›Ă?, Ă?‘ÊããĂ?Â—ÂƒÂ˝Â› Ă?ÂŽÂŚĂ„ÂƒĂŁĂ§Ă™Â›, ÂŽĂŠĂłÂƒ ŒÊ½— Ă?ĂŁÂƒĂ™, ĂƒÂŽĂ„Ă„Â›Ă?ĂŠĂŁÂƒ ĂƒÂ›Â—ÂƒÂ˝Â˝ÂŽĂŠĂ„ Ă?ĂŁÂƒÂ˝Â˝ÂŽĂŠĂ„ and ÂƒĂ™ÂƒÂ?ÂŽÂƒĂ„ ›ÄŒ½ŽĂ?ÂŤ Ă?ó››ÖĂ?ĂŁÂƒÂťÂ›Ă? Ă„ĂŠĂƒÂŽĂ„ÂƒĂŁÂ›Â— Ă?ŽÙ› Ă?‘Ž— Â‘Â˝Â›ÂƒĂ™ òŽ—›Ê Ι Ă?ŽÖ֛— Ă?Â›ĂƒÂ›Ă„ ÂƒĂ˛ÂƒÂŽÂ˝ÂƒÂ?½›

Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey B 10 crosses to *Bask *

#!.!$)!. .!4) /.!, #( !-0) /. 5 3 2 %3 % 26%#(!-0) /.  2%' ) /.  #( !-0) /. ‘Ê çÄ ĂŁ ÙÚ ›ÄŒ½ŽĂ?ÂŤ Ă– ½ ›ƒĂ? ç Ă™ › šÙ . ÂŤ ĂŠ Ă™Ă? ›

ScoĆŠsdale Champion 3yr old Colt • Regional Champion Sweepstakes Colt Canadian and U.S. NaĆ&#x;onal Top Ten Futurity Colt

75. $% 2"! 2 !2! " )! . 3 Ed & Laura Friesen | 306.220.8157 | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada e.l.friesen@sasktel.net | www.WunderbarArabians.com JANUARY 2010 | SSS 39


Sire of... THE 2009 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION AUCTION CHAMPION YEARLING COLT

visel

EVG Gianni

osteen

EVG Gentry

EVG Ghislenne

*

Ali Jamaal x Perfectshahn SRA, by Bey Shah

EVERGREEN ARABIANS Liz & Harold Green • Los Olivos, California www.EvergreenArabians.com 805 693 9825 Limited stud book Standing at Gallún Farms • 805 693 0083 www.GallunFarms.com

40 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Al-Marah Arabians AM

Good Oldboy

+

2/29/1992 (AM Sea Captain++ x AM Tis Beverlie)

2001 U.S. Reserve Champion Reining 2002 U.S. Top Ten Reining 2005 Canadian Top Ten Reining 2006 Canadian Top Ten Reining 2006 U.S. Reserve Champion Reining 2008 Sport Horse Payback Top Sire Award 2009 Sport Horse Top Ten Green Working Hunter 2009 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallion 2009 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallion ATH 2009 Region 7 Champion Hunter Hack 2009 Region 7 Champion Green Working Hunter 2009 Region 7 Reserve Champion Working Hunter Dianne Grod Up

Al-Marah Asterisk

++

2007 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2008 Sport Horse Top Ten Under Saddle

3/28/2002 (AM Good Oldboy+ x AM Dream Sign)

2008 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion ATH 2009 Sport Horse Top Ten Working Hunter 2009 Sport Horse Top Ten Hunter Hack 2009 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2008 Region 7 Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stalllion 2008 Region 7 Reserve Champion Hunter Hack 2008 Region 8 Champion Sport Horse Stallion ATH 2008 Region 8 Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle 2008 Region 8 Reserve Champion Hunter Hack Dianne Grod Up

4101 N Bear Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85749-8640 Tel: 520-749-1162 Fax: 520-749-2572 Web: www.almaraharabianhorses.com Email: info@almaraharabianhorses.com

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 41


Al-Marah Arabians AM

Power Raid

+++/

4/23/1995 (AM Double Dream x HH Maid Marian)

1999 Canadian Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2000 Canadian Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2003 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Under Saddle 2003 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2005 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Stallion ATH 2005 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2006 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Stallion 1999 Region 8 Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2005 Scottsdale Champion Sport Horse Stallion ATH

AM

Chance Command

++

3/27/2001 (AM Power Raid+++/ x Al-Marah Chanel)

2006 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion ATH 2006 Sport Horse Top Ten Under Saddle Junior Horse 2007 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2007 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion ATH 2009 Sport Horse Champion Show Hack 2009 Sport Horse Top Ten Stallion 2008 Region 7 Champion Sport Horse Stallion Jackie Alkin Up

4101 N Bear Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85749-8640 • Tel: 520-749-1162 • Fax: 520-749-2572 Web: www.almaraharabianhorses.com • Email: info@almaraharabianhorses.com

42 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Al-Marah Arabians Bremervale Andronicus

+

8/20/2002 (Desperado x Bremervale Rhapsody)

2006 Canadian Top Ten Stallion 2006 Sport Horse Champion Stallion 2006 Sport Horse Champion Stallion ATH 2006 Sport Horse Supreme Reserve Champion A/HA/AA Sport Horse In-Hand 2006 U.S. Top Ten Junior Stallion 2005 Region 7 Reserve Champion Sport Horse Stallion 2006 Region 7 Champion Sport Horse Stallion 2006 Region 7 Champion Sport Horse Stallion ATH

Al-Marah Loves Labour

(Left) 2/18/2006 (Bremervale Andronicus+ x AM Dream Dove)

2008 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Jackpot Filly 2009 Scottsdale Champion Sport Horse Mare

Al-Marah Cleopatra

(Right) 2/11/2006 (Bremervale Andronicus+ x AM Mighty Clemantine)

2008 Sport Horse Champion Jackpot Filly 2008 Region 7 Reserve Champion Sport Horse Mare Owned by Patricia DeAtley

4101 N Bear Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85749-8640 • Tel: 520-749-1162 • Fax: 520-749-2572 Web: www.almaraharabianhorses.com • Email: info@almaraharabianhorses.com

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 43


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SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION SEMPER AMORE TO Semper Fie x In Love, by Padrons Psyche Scottsdale Yearling Fillies (Jr.)

2006 Scottsdale Supreme Champion 2006 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Junior Colt *Sir Fames HBV x Crimson Sharem SCID clear • Scottsdale Signature Sire Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Proudly bred & owned by

THIRTEEN OAKS ARABIANS Ed & Maureen Horton, 512 Bowman Creek Road, Blountville, TN 37617 E-mail: TOArabians@aol.com • www.ThirteenOaks.com For breeding information call 423.323.4905

JANUARY 2010 | SSS 45


Sired by *Pershahn El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x *Perfectshahn SRA) Out of Gisele (Padrons Psyche x Genevieve C)

EVG

Multi-program nominated SCID Clear

2010 STALLION HALTER WITH ANDY SELLMAN 4X U.S. & CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP RESERVE CHAMPION

Standing at Argent Farms, 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com Owned by Frank & Sara Chisholm Palmetto Arabians, 843.346.5874 www.PalmettoArabians.com


Refinement Redefined

Unanimous U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion

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

Proudly owned by Claire & Margaret Larson 92 County Road F, River Falls, WI 54022 Call Argent Farms at 715.425.9001 • www.ArgentFarms.com JANUARY 2010 | SSS 47


E SPERANZA A RABIANS P ROUDLY P RESENTS

Pyrouette

VF

(Pyro Thym me SA x Psympatica VF)

Pyrouette VF will be shown by Rory O’Neill in the 4-YEAR-OLD MARE CLASS on Thursday, February 18th. She will be available for up close and personal viewing at the DAKAR PARTY, along with Dakar El Jamaal. Tuesday, February 16th, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at O’NEILL ARABIANS. 6055 E. Dynamite Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331 • 602-821-8220 THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME. DAKAR KARTEL LLC 15360 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92504 Walt & Dolores Lane 951-354-9900 48 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

ESPERANZA ARABIANS 15360 Van Buren Blvd. Riverside, CA 92504 Walt & Dolores Lane 951-780-7553

INTARA ARABIANS 2971 Wildhaven Circle Santa Maria, CA 93454 Doug Dahmen 805-598-9662


Ali Jamaal x Sonoma Lady National & International Champion Stallion Multi Program Nominated Sire

Dakar Kartel LLC 15360 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92504 Walt & Dolores Lane | Doug Dahman 951-780-7553 | 805-922-1470 DAKAR IS STANDING AT: Intara Arabians - Santa Maria, CA 30 minutes North of Santa Ynez JANUARY 2010 | SSS 49


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JANUARY 2010 | SSS 51


A WINNING TR ADITION LIVE OAK A RABIANS OFFERS ITS FINEST FOR 2010 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLIONS

HF MISTER CHIPS

52 SSS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


KREWE

LC AR R LINGTON

Live Oak Arabians Phil C. & Laura Witter, Owners Baton Rouge, Louisiana Farm 225 928 7213 LiveOakArabians.com JANUARY 2010 | SSS 53


2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion

(Audacious PS x HC Amareea, by Echo Magnifficoo) 2008 World Cup Champion 4 to 5-Year-Old Stallion 2 Multi Regional Champion M AHA Breeders Sweepstakes • Scottsdale Signature A SStallion • MN Medallion Stallion • Silver Sire Colorado Breeders Cup C

Owned by Tall Timber Arabians • Noel Bosse • ntalltimber@aol.com • P.O. Box 909 • Olalla, WA 98359 Shada, Inc. • 22630 Sugar Bush Road • Elk River, MN 55330 Phone: (763) 441-5849 • Fax: (763) 441-3060 • E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com • www.ShadaArabians.com

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(Fame VF son out of a GG Samir daughter)

ACCEPTING BREEDINGS Sshameless is a National Champion & Sshameless breeds National Champions. Standing at Culbreth Equine Training 480.231.5832 cculbreth@aol.com

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Owned by SKY Ranch Arabians 602.315.3151 lisa@kgroup.us


Life A

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He’s What You’ve Been Looking For … 2004 Unanimous Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt 2005 Scottsdale Champion 3-Year Old Colt 2005 Region 1 Unanimous Champion Stallion 2007 Arabian Breeders World Cup Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse Jackpot 2008 Region 7 Champion Western Pleasure 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Open 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Open AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Scottsdale Signature Stallion USDA approved frozen and transported semen available

*Rahere (Desperado x Rose of Sarangani)

Imported From Australia

Raherra

*Rahere x Dyna HCF, by Don El Chall 2010 Scottsdale 2-Year-Old Fillies with David Boggs for Oak Ridge Arabians

salutes his 2010 Scottsdale Show Contenders

Rahpsody

*Rahere x Dyna HCF, by Don El Chall 2010 Scottsdale Signature Auction Class with Janice McCrea Wight

2009 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Yearling Filly 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Sweepstakes Filly

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SECURITY WEST CORP. – ARABIAN DIVISION JANICE MCCREA WIGHT & ALEX CHRYS 9622 E. Cholla, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260 602.741.5830 cell • jwight007@msn.com

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*Rahere x Magnums Caress IA, by Magnum Psyche 2010 Scottsdale Yearling Colts with Michael Byatt for Orrion Farms


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2007 U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse Multiple Regional Champion Western Pleasure JOTR & JTR

Owned Owne nedd by by::

2010 Scottsdale Contender WESTERN PLEASURE JOTR & JTR 14-17 WITH MADELEINE SIMMS

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WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN WITH KATIE BECK


Sundance Kid V x Pattrice

Nominated Sire: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion Shipped Semen Available SCID Clear Stud Fee: $2,000 LFG

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2009 U.S. National Top Ten Junior Stallion Elegant and refined, Marjestic WA exemplifies the great horses from which he hails and promises another generation of his ancestors’ potency. Sired by a living legend, out of a championproducing line of AHW “Aristocrat” mares, it is undeniable that Marjestic comes from a heritage of the finest breeding horses and successful show horses.

Ruminaja Ali Anaza El Farid Bint Deenaa *Gazal Al Shaqab Kaborr+++ Kajora *Edjora++ *Marwan Al Shaqab Bey Shah+ Fame VF+ Raffoleta-Rose Little Liza Fame Aza Destiny Katahza Afhar Rahza Bey Shah+ Fame VF+ Raffoleta-Rose Desert Heat VF+/ Huckleberry Bey++ MCA Matilda Bay MCA Maryssa Miraga WA Nabeg *Menes ALL PHOTOS CONFORMATION UNALTERED

Metropolia

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Meiata *Muscat Muscaffona Sanraffona

AHW “Aristocrat” Mares Sire line: Saklawi I s Dam line: Zulima

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Regal. Aristocratic.

Competing in Scottsdale 5-Year-Old Stallions with Jeff Schall

2005 bay stallion · Multi-Program Nominated Stallion SCID and CA clear · Video by Horsefly Films available Shown by and Standing at Shada, Inc., Elk River, MN 763.441.5849 · www.ShadaArabians.com Owned and managed by Lisa K. East Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’dain, LLC · Brentwood, TN 2 1 5 . 6 2 0 . 7 9 7 7 · E - m a i l : i n f o @ M a r j e s t i c WA . c o m

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SCOTTSDALE’S HIS SPECIALTY!

Ferrara

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A SSS WINNER HIMSELF, CHOOSE A SIRE WHO KNOWS THE SIGNATURE PROGRAM WELL!

SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION Magnum Psyche x Poetry SMF 2009 Scottsdale Signature Champion Western Pleasure Maturity 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Maturity AATR 2009 Region 11 Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

2007 U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt 2008 Scottsdale Reserve Champion 4-Yr-Old Stallion

Owned by Loren and JoEllen Erickson & Jill Mohr • 1241 Verde Avenue, Durant, IA 52747 • 563.299.1845 For information contact Jody Strand • 3625 Alice Rd., Toddville, IA 52341 • 319.393.4816 • www.StrandArabians.com Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • IA Gold Star • MN Medallion Stallion • SCID Clear 64 SSS


MMONSIGNOR ASTOUNDDING BEAUTY ~ 2009 Reserve Champion SIENNA APAL ~2009 Top Ten MONTICETO LN ~ 2009 Top Ten MMONSIGNOR ~2008 Reserve Champion LIGHTNIN STORRM ~ 2008 Reserve Champion JUSTTICE ~2008 Top Ten FRONT PAIGE ~ 2007 Reserve Champion MARILYNN MONROE ~ 2007 Top Ten JUSTTICE~ 2007 Top Ten DIGNETY~2007 Top Ten

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DST ARABIANS ~ David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell P.O. Box 12689, Olympia, WA 98508-2689 • 360-866-8138 • dstarabians@msn.com • www.DSTArabians.com MIDWEST STATION I, INC. ~ Bob & Janene Boggs 11321 East French Lake Rd • Osseo, MN 55369 • 763.420.7252 • JnRBoggs@aol.com • www.BobBoggs.com JANUARY 2010 | SSS 65


(*Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA, by Versace)

SCOTTSDALE 2010

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2006 U.S. N AT I O N A L TO P T E N Y E A R L I N G CO LT 2008 U.S. A N D C A N A D I A N N AT I O N A L TO P T E N F U T U R I T Y CO LT

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PA

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Magum Psyche x Memphis NA, by Fame VF

PA Magnanimous Daughters AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SHN Payback Program SCID and CA Clear 2010 Breeding Fee Incentive $750 booking fee with balance of $1,250 to be paid at time of foaling. Stallion owner will pay mare nomination fee for either Scottsdale Signature or Region 12 Spotlight Futurity (mare owner’s option).

Miss Magnanimous EWA out of an *Aladdinn/GG Jabask bred mare Multiple Regional Champion Mare Scottsdale Top Ten Mare

Magnarita SDA out of a Bey Shah daughter U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Filly Scottsdale Top Ten Mare Regional winner in halter

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Enzo has sired some of the biggest winners in the history of the Scottsdale Signature Program. For five consecutive years, the rewards to Enzo breeders have accumulated over

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Intencyty Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt

ROL

(Out of Cyte x Intensive QCA)

Robin Hood Farms • Robin & Drago Kragulj 1149 Central Ave, University Park, IL 60466 Office 708-235-8912 • Cell 847-514-6753 robin@tandemmetals.com • www.robinhoodfarms.com

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Justif y x Liza Monelli, by Monogr amm

2009 Minnesota Fall Festival Champion 2-Year-Old Colt 2009 Iowa Gold Star Reserve Champion 2-year-old Colt 2008 Minnesota Fall Festival Champion Auction and Open Colt 2008 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Auction Colt Multi Program Nominated Sire Owned by Wil-O-Mar Arabians Ric and Cecilia Summers Bonner Spring, KS 816-365-3472 Standing at Shada, Inc. • Elk River, MN 55330 • Ph: 763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com • www.ShadaArabians.com JANUARY 2010 | SSS 73


Photography by David R. Stoecklein NAME: Martha McMurray DISCIPLINE: Endurance Rider HORSES: 6 Arabians FAVORITE HORSE: LJ Ohadi Cedar

(“Jazz”) Law mediator/dispute resolution MOST STRESS AT WORK: Dealing with the emotions of broken relationships MOST STRESS AT EVENTS: Focusing on the trail and the needs of my horse MILES RIDDEN IN COMPETITION: 7,000 JOB:

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Table of Contents Page 8 ….. Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction and Futurity Page 13 … Scottsdale Signature Stallion 2010 Projected Payouts Page 14 … Scottsdale Signature Stallion 2009 Championship Fillies/Colts/Geldings, Performance Futurities & Maturities Page 24 … Scottsdale Signature Stallion General Rules and Regulations Page 26 … Scottsdale Signature Stallions For 2010

Index of Adv ertiser s A Al-Marah Arabians ...................................41-43 Arabian Horse Association of Arizona........... 76 Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain LLC ......... 62, 63 Argent Farms............................................ 46, 47 B Brevian Arabians ............................................ 68 C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc........................ 34, 35 Chaos Arabians LLC ............................... 60, 61 Culbreth Equine Training ........................ 56, 57 D Dakar Kartel LLC .................................... 48, 49 Dana Arabians ................................................ 44 Dellesta Park Arabians ..................................... 7 DST Arabians ................................................ 65 E Enzo Ltd. Partnership .................................... 71 Equine Images .......................................... 50, 51 Erickson, Loren & JoEllen and Jill Mohr ...... 64 Eric Wolfe Arabians ....................................... 69 Esperanza Arabians ........................................ 48 Evergreen Arabians ........................................ 40

F Freedom Ranch ............................................ BC Furioso Farm ............................................ 30, 31 G Gallún Farms, Inc. .................................... 40, 71 I Intara Arabians ......................................... 48, 49 International Training Center .......... IFC, 1-5, 7 L Larson, Claire and Margaret........................... 47 Live Oak Arabians ................................... 52, 53 M Merial Limited ......................................... 74, 75 Midwest.......................................................... 65 Mike Neal Arabian Center LLC .............. 60, 61 N North Arabians................................................. 6 O Om El Arab International LLC ..................... 59 P Palmetto Arabians .......................................... 46 Parkside Farms ............................................... 70 PCF Arabians LLC ...................................... 4, 5

R Rae-Dawn Arabians ................................. 32, 33 Robin Hood Farms......................................... 72 S Scheier Farms ........................................... 66, 67 Security West Corp ........................................ 58 Shada, Inc. ............................... 54, 55, 62, 63, 73 SKY Ranch Arabians................................ 56, 57 Strands Arabians ............................................ 64 T Tall Timber Arabians ............................... 54, 55 Taylor Ranch ......................................... 80, IBC Thirteen Oaks Arabians .................................. 45 Toskhara Arabians .......................................... 29 V Valley Oak Arabians ................................. 30, 31 W Wil-O-Mar Arabians ..................................... 73 Wunderbar Arabians .................................36-39

For Information Regarding the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Program please contact:

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona P.O. Box 13865 • Scottsdale, Arizona 85267 Phone 480-515-1500 • Fax 480-515-1122

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When given a second chance ... Take it!

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6 U.S. National Champion & Reserve Winners 11 U.S. National Top Ten Winners NOMINATED SIRE AHA Breeders Sweepstakes MN Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion National Show Horse Iowa Gold Star Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Silver Sire Breeders SCID Clear

Freedom Ranch Jennifer Patterson Glenbrook, Nevada

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SOMETIMES THE BEST TAKES A BIT LONGER by Christy Egan Many of us can tell a similar story, that when we were growing up there was something very special in our lives that made each of us wait months or even years with breath-held anticipation. Perhaps it was a first car, a special trip, a Christmas, or even the love of a lifetime. The waiting made everything more intense, more delightful and in the end, much more appreciated. For an Arabian horse breeder, that long, but well-worth-it wait is often a late maturing, classic Arabian. We’ve all heard it said that frequently the great Arabian horses mature later in life, and the bay stallion and super sire Allience belongs in this special Arabian category. Allience is the son of one of the Arabian breed’s legendary sires, *Aladdinn. It’s hard to tell whether or not *Aladdinn

was slow to mature as a young horse, but there was nothing slow developing about his show and breeding career. He was Swedish national champion at 3 and U.S. national champion stallion at 4. His first foals arrived in 1978, and he was syndicated in 1980. Over twenty plus years at stud, he was the sire of 22 national champions and reserve champions (nine in halter and 12 in performance). He is the only Arabian stallion to have sired four national champion halter stallions. The legendary *Bask daughter A Love Song (x *Elkana) is the dam of both Allience and another highly regarded multi-national champion Arabian stallion, A Temptation. A Love Song was owned by Strawberry Banks Farm, and both stallions were bred by them.

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As a show horse, Allience went into training at the age of 4 with Peter Stachowski, and began his career the following May with a second-place ribbon in English pleasure junior horse at the Ohio Buckeye Show. At 5 he was English pleasure champion at Region 13 and a top ten winner in the open English pleasure class at the U.S. Nationals. Throughout the 1990s, Allience and Stachowski built a reputation as one of the finest park and formal driving teams of that decade. Scottsdale Show champion park horse in 1994, 1995, and 1998, Allience was the U.S. National Champion Park Horse in 1994 and 1995, U.S. National Formal Driving Champion in 1996, and came back in 2000 to win the U.S. National Park Horse Championship title yet again. During his extraordinary career, Allience won six national championships in English pleasure, formal driving, and park.

championship at 7 and his first regional championship six years later. In 2005 Rellience was the U.S. National Reserve Champion in Amateur Pleasure Driving. Seven of Allience’s 18 national and reserve national champion offspring were born in 1995, including national champions All Staar (x Karedin Kameo, by Wisdom) and Invictus JB (x AA Govenors Miss, by Govenor), both of which are still very dynamic national competitors at 14. All Staar, 2009 Canadian National Champion Park Open and AAOTR, and Invictus JB were at the 2009 U.S. National Championships and made the top ten in the open park

Allience was trained and ridden throughout his show ring career by Peter Stachowski, and Peter often refers to Allience as an ideal standard for English and parktype Arabian show horses. “You can imagine how many Arabian horses I’ve trained and shown over the last 30 years,” Peter says. “I’ve never ridden another one quite like Allience. It’s hard to describe his extraordinary ability to collect. He has a tremendously powerful back end, great hocks, and a superior sense of balance. He didn’t start out that way, but the potential was there from the beginning and for years he just slowly got better and better.” As he was shown extensively for over 10 years, Allience’s breeding career began modestly with just a dozen foals born in 1992. Among that first foal crop were two national winners, Myllience (x Nusadda, by Numi) and Rellience (x Baskuette, by EW Sabask). A typical slow-to-mature offspring of Allience, Rellience won his first Class A 196 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Allience and Peter Stachowski.

class. All Staar was also a top ten in the amateur park at the same show. Tish Kondas, trainer for Invictus JB, has made comments similar to those expressed by Peter Stachowski. “Invictus moves so much like his sire,” says Tish. “He is able to collect and use himself with great freedom in front and terrific impulsion from his hocks. Make no mistake, the degree of impulsion, flexibility and balance shown by the best Allience offspring is several notches above the rest.”


ALLIENCE

Three of the most famous of Allience’s national winners were foaled in 1997. Two of them were born in May, just a day apart, JKF MacGregor (x AP Mackenzie, by Huckleberry Bey) and the splendid Half-Arabian mare Alicia CA (x Heather’s Holiday). JKF MacGregor is a seven-time national champion and five-time reserve champion in English pleasure open and show hack, English pleasure and amateur pleasure driving. Most recently he was the 2009 U.S. National English Show Hack AAOTR Champion. Alicia CA, last shown in 2008, is a seven-time national champion and once reserve in country English pleasure and driving, open, amateur, junior horse and junior-to-ride. Diversity was always a viable asset when breeding a mare to *Aladdinn, and Allience has followed suit, siring several world-class dressage horses and a multi-national champion jumper in among his many English performance champions. At the level that the dressage talent, OKW Entrigue (x *Ekspresja, by Bandos), and the jumper, Hope Springs Eternal (x Pajarito Esprit, by Top Contender) compete, they are extraordinary Arabians in the finest sense of the word. OKW Entrigue competes with and frequently defeats top horses of Thoroughbred and Warmblood breeding. Hope Springs Eternal is a multi-national champion in jumping and a 10-time national top ten. This extreme athletic ability is an impressive gift that comes from both Allience and *Aladdinn. Owners Nancy Shafer and Gregg and Lotta Shafer offer some insight into the Allience phenomenon. “We have over 50 horses at our farm now,” Gregg notes. “We also keep a number of horses for Faydelle Schott. Among numerous Allience get, we have a 3-year-old filly, Lucky Allience, and a 2009 weanling filly, Alltressa, out of our multinational champion Half-Arabian mare Lucky Attress. Both are very good. It’s important with the Allience offspring to let them grow up before you ask too much. His youngsters are slow to mature, but they consistently improve with age and training, and they are frequently sound and showing well into equine middle and old age. We have a 3-year-old Half-Arabian gelding by Allience out of our multi-national champion Half-Arabian park horse mare, Mattaroyale. His name is All That Matters. He is so loose and flexible that he can lift up a front leg and place his hoof on his stall wall four feet up. I’ve never seen an Arabian or a Half-Arabian horse that has a shoulder that inherently loose. Allience sires great athletes, many of them with amazing balance, tremendous strength of back, and unique flexibility in the poll and the shoulder. It’s what makes them very special, and it’s why we wanted to have Allience as an important part of our breeding program.” Gregg is looking forward to bringing his popular and energetic grey mare Hallelujah Baby (x Hallelujah Bask, by *Bask) back in national competition this coming year. A five-time U.S. and Canadian national and reserve national champion amateur park horse, Hallelujah Baby is a half-sister to multi-national champion Hey Hallelujah.

All Staar and Peter Stachowski.

Invictus JB and Tish Kondas.

JKF MacGregor and Joel Kiesner.

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Hallelujah Baby and Gregg Shafer.

Hope Springs Eternal and Kristin Hardin.

“Hallelujah Baby took a few years off from showing and had her first foal in 2009,” Gregg notes. “We will take her back into the show ring if she’s right. She’s so happy to be back in training. She likes to work and loves to show.” Allience has more national winning sons than daughters, but it is his daughters in particular that will become more and more valuable in coming years. A good example is Youth National champion Miss Allience (x AA Govenors Miss, by Govenor). She’s the dam of two current top ten winners by Baske Afire: Mystifyer SF, 2009 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity Horse, and Baske Allience, 2009 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Junior Horse. Allience will be 25 in 2010. The Shafers were hoping to have four good years with him as a breeding sire when he came to live with them in 2003. Currently, his virility and fertility is

OKW Entrigue and Patience Prine-Carr.

still consistent and comparable to a much younger stallion. He maintains a remarkable 90% to 95% semen motility. What has changed over the last few years is the number of worldclass English-type Arabian and Saddlebred mares that have been bred to him. Among others, Spectra PR, the dam of national winner and top young sire, SF Specs Shocwave, was bred for two to arrive in 2010. Numerous respected trainers and breeders in the English division have top “Al” babies preparing for the shows in their barns this winter, though not all of them will hit the show ring as 3 or 4 year olds. At the close of the 2009 show season, Allience offspring have won a lifetime total of 40 national championships, 24 national reserve championships and 114 top ten awards. It’s true. Allience offspring take time to mature and grow into their superior athletic ability, but like many of life’s special moments and treasures, they’re worth the wait. ■

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— Effective December 1, 2009 all NSHR eligible foals must contain at least fifty percent (50%) Arabian blood. — In an effort to help our exhibitors during this tough economic time, we are only requiring one owner of the horse to be a full member. We have instituted a non-member fee of $30 for the trainer, rider, driver, or handler if they are not already a full member. — We are hoping that all these changes will make it more affordable to continue showing our horses. It is now up to all of us, to get out there and spread the word that all these new horses are eligible for registration and encourage them to come and show at our show and support your registry.

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What We Have Learned About Breeding English Performance Horses

An Interview With Tim And Marty Shea by Mary Kirkman These days, as the Arabian horse becomes more specialized, there is much talk among breeders about the different challenges in breeding halter and performance horses. It is always satisfying to breed horses that go on to success, but these days, targeted expertise is especially helpful. The rewards for doing it right, whichever area one selects, can be significant.

show ring. For some, much of the fun is in the wide range of considerations that go into breeding the next performance champion. An added advantage is that in an age where amateurs who want to ride and drive make up much of the Arabian breed’s financial engine, a good performance horse can offer a sizeable return on investment.

For breeders who love halter, excelling at that discipline is the ticket, and it comes with the added benefit that the possibility for financial return is quick. It is not uncommon for weanlings to change hands for big bucks. For those who admire performance, however, the interest would be in creating a star there. Here, too, there is the potential for profit, but most likely it will come when the horse is old enough to enter the

So, how does the aspiring novice breed a successful performance horse? Are there tips for those who have been trying but not achieving their goals? We chose English as a place to start, and went to Tim and Marty Shea for advice. Managing the career of Maroon Fire Arabians’ Afire Bey V, far and away the dominant sire in the English division, has given the Sheas rare insight into the challenge.

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AHT: With the top sires lists, it is not hard to identify a good English sire these days, so to start, let’s focus on the mare. For breeders wanting to produce English performance horses, what sort of pedigrees should they be looking for in a mare? Tim Shea: Years ago you could have gotten by with half of the pedigree being a well-bred horse, not necessarily an English-performance-bred horse. Now, I wouldn’t recommend using a halter-bred pedigree, even if the individual looks like an English horse. You can have some part of the pedigree that can have a non-Englishperformance cross; Noble Express is a good example—he has a cross to Nazeer. But the predominant part of the pedigree on both sides has to be English performance. You have to remember: Whatever you see on the hoof is in the pedigree, but what’s in the pedigree isn’t always on the hoof. That’s the crapshoot that is breeding. AHT: How important is conformation? In looking for a mare with an English pedigree, what should you be seeing? Tim Shea: You need to be able to see the frame, of course, but ideally a mare should have kind of an angular look—not a smooth-bodied, beefy sort of appearance. Look for a higher wither and a neck that is upright, with a lot of shape. A beautiful, very typey head is important, as is overall quality and beauty. You also want a longerlegged horse, and a high, straight tail is desirable. It is also important to know how a mare’s look relates to how she will produce. If she looks like the best parts of her pedigree, she will probably breed on. Additionally, a mare that moves like her pedigree will strengthen the odds that she will breed on. Overall, if the quality factor is up there, and she really moves well, then that’s one you want to own. AHT: Not everyone has or can afford a mare with a fully English pedigree and English experience. What advice can you give those who must make some compromises? Tim Shea: The best case scenario is that the mare was shown, and on paper all of her pedigree trained well. Second best would be a mare that was started and

looked like she was going to finish well; third would be a mare that hasn’t been started, but all of her pedigree trained well. AHT: How important is trainability? How does a breeder know how certain individuals and bloodlines train? Tim Shea: I know most of the bloodlines and horses that had a good work ethic and the ones who didn’t. That’s important. The great stallions have a high percentage of horses who train well; there’s no getting around it. You’ll have another bloodline with a tremendous amount of ability, but horses who don’t work. You can bring in a little of that, but too much and it won’t work. It is definitely hereditary. Whole families won’t train well. We start all of the young mares we’re retaining here. Even though we breed them as 3-yearolds, we put six or eight months on them so we know how they think. To know the trainability of horses and bloodlines, you’ve got to attend the major horse shows, study the subject, and get advice from people who are successful. Also, I can’t stress enough how important breeding a good temperament is. Most of us got into Arabians because we wanted to ride and interact with them on a daily basis. When I got into Arabians back in the 1960s, you could pretty much ride all of them. I was interested in both English and western, and I thought that of all the breeds, this was the only one that could do both and look authentic. AHT: A big complaint with breeding for a particular attribute, like English performance ability, is that you run the risk of losing type. How do you make sure your horses continue to look like Arabians? Tim Shea: I agree, a lot of the time when you thought about increasing the performance, you got to horses that were extremely handsome but not exactly typey. We pride ourselves on the fact that Afire Bey V sires a lot of type, so we had that covered. But when we were thinking about an outcross, we wanted to increase the performance part of it without losing beauty. That’s why we picked IXL Noble Express; he has a very typey look to him. That relates to pedigree.

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Let me use our choice of Noble Express as an example. Even though he’s sired by Nobility (who was handsome, but didn’t have a lot of type—he had beautiful tail carriage, a great neck, etc., but a plain head), Noble Express has a look unto himself. No other Nobility son looks anything like him, and none of his full siblings look anything like him. If you go back on his pedigree, his second dam was RL Rah Fire, who was extremely typey; she goes back to an Egyptian horse, Rahalima. But Rahalima was a top ten park horse. He wasn’t just an Egyptian; he was one who trained and had talent (when I first got into Arabians, there were a lot of Egyptian horses who showed in performance and did very well). Noble Express’s second dam was sired by Le Fire, who was a *Bask horse with a lot type who sired a lot of type. So, Noble Express’ pedigree had a lot of type woven in with a lot of proven performance ability. That is something we’re very mindful of. We’re trying to increase the ability and trainability all the time, but we don’t want to breed off-type horses. We want to breed horses who look like Arabians. AHT: What bloodlines do you find most reliable in English performance? Tim Shea: Right now, if you look at most of the horses that are winning in English, most of them are Huckleberry Bey on *Bask blood. And that’s not just in the Afire Bey V horses. AHT: For new breeders—or smaller breeders—who are watching budgets, do you think it makes sense to breed to the son of a “ big name” or a more proven stallion whose stud fee is higher? Marty Shea: Most breeders will take time payments these days. You can probably afford to breed to those “big names” more than you think. If you want to gamble on a young stallion that doesn’t have foals on the ground, you’d better be very demanding on that pedigree. We understand that it is harder now for a young stallion to get started, when the proven sires are so easily available through transported and frozen semen. Years ago, new stallions got their start just because they were less expensive for mare owners in their surrounding area than shipping to, say, a *Bask or a Bay-El-Bey. That is a drawback, because as a breed, we need to keep introducing new stallions. But

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from a budget standpoint now, taking chances with new faces is probably better left to breeders with larger budgets or more mares, where a mistake would not be so critical. For that person who is going to breed only one or two mares, I’d go with the most proven stallion you can afford. AHT: There is no getting around the fact that breeding, raising and marketing an English performance horse requires more time than producing and selling a halter horse. What are your thoughts there? Tim Shea: Performance training does take months and years, even for a horse who is really talented. If a horse is a genius, maybe he’ll get into a futurity—after a year of training. Performance is not learned in six weeks. Not only does he have to start, but he has to finish, and not only finish at home, but he has to get to a horse show and display what he knows. He has to take care of himself too—eat well, haul well, not get over-stimulated by his environment, so that he can think. He has to do all these things in order to be a national champion. That temperament is extremely important. One of the things that has made Afire Bey V so great is that his horses think so well. Horsemen can get along with them. And not only do they get to the show and do well starting out, but they do that for many years. Not everyone is in this to make money; some just love the challenge of breeding a good horse—and breeding a performance horse is the biggest challenge there is, for all the reasons I just mentioned. But you know one thing. If they are successful, they will make money. The two go hand in hand. Marty Shea: If you breed many, you don’t think of it as “wait time.” Initially you have to be patient, but once you get rolling, you have a wave of them every year, all the time. We don’t consider it wait time. We have weanlings, yearlings, 2-year-olds, 3, 4—there is always a group of horses doing something. AHT: Even with all its challenges, is this a good time to get into breeding for English performance? Marty Shea: It’s the absolute best time for anyone who wants to get into breeding. There are some fabulous mares out there—young mares, old mares—standing around doing nothing.


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AHT: Do you have any tips for breeders starting out? Tim Shea: It’s really important with the economy right now that you have consistency in the genes. Both from a humane and an economic standpoint, you can’t afford to go through a lot of throw-aways to get that one good one. In order to have a chance at making a profit, you have to have a sire that is consistent and a mare that has consistency of pedigree almost all the way through. If you are going to purchase mares to start a breeding program, I would keep one thing in mind (in addition to pedigree, conformation and trainability). Our experience is that mares 16 or older can be a problem. If it’s an outstanding mare, some people want to take a chance and with embryo transfer you do have a better chance of getting a good foal—but it’s going to be a lot more expensive, and your chances are better if you are experienced at what you’re doing. So I would say that mid-aged mares can be best; sometimes a young mare won’t settle or may take a year or two to get rolling. From 4 to 14 are the ages you can count on more. AHT: Okay, let’s say your foal or foals have arrived. How do you evaluate them? How do you tell which ones warrant waiting four or five years for a financial return? Marty Shea: I think you can do it similar to what you would do with halter horses. First, you have to have quality. If the foal is just plain, and you turned it loose and it didn’t move well and it didn’t look very good, then move on. AHT: A good horse always has a future. Afire Bey V has made his name in the English show ring; do you look for anything new in the future of his foals? Tim Shea: Taking the long view, I am looking forward to some of the Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express horses,

as they get older, being at the sport horse show. I think they’re going to do very well. Not that they couldn’t do it younger; they think well, they’re overall good athletes, and they’re going to do what they’re asked to do. People that are breeding them now aren’t even thinking that far yet, but I believe it will evolve— just as you saw Barbary horses as they got older dominating the show hack division. The show hack class is an excellent, excellent class at our shows. That takes a very well-trained horse, and a beautiful and very tractable horse. That same kind of horse is going to go to the sport horse world, and they’re going to do well. AHT: Sum it up for us. What goals do you think a breeder should have when planning a mating? Tim Shea: We want to breed enjoyable, useful and beautiful horses. Everything has to be in balance: good conformation, athletic ability, excellent trainability, type. We will let a few things go to try to shore up on something else, but we won’t go completely in one direction. You have to have “the complete Arabian.” A lot of times in performance horses, when you go for more talent you get a plainer horse, so you can’t just go completely in that direction. The biggest challenge in breeding performance horses is that you have so many things you’re trying to develop. It is not just one thing. It takes way more patience than breeding a halter horse. In the performance ring, you’re going to sell a few weanlings and yearlings, but most of your big sales will be on horses that are well started. It takes a long time. Marty Shea: A benefit to breeding performance horses is that the horses that don’t make it in performance will be able to fulfill some sort of job. We are trying to breed horses that people will ride and enjoy. Even if they are just somebody’s riding horse, they will have a place. That is important for the future of the horse. ■

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A Noble Cause A Temptation Afire Bey V Afires Heir

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IXL Noble Express JJ ElBronz Justify Krewe

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Afires Vision Alada Baskin I Allience AM Good Oldboy

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LC Arlington LLC Mobility Maddox Van Ryad Magnum Psyche

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AM Power Raid Apaladin Art Dekko TT Ballience V

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Mariachi WA Marjestic WA Mr Ames CRF NW Heritage Jullyen

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Baske Afire Baskghazi Bey Ambition Brave and Noble

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Om El Shahmaan On The Mark PA Hi-Noon PCF Vision

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Bremervale Andronicus CA Dynamit Choice Cajun Prince HCF Couturier

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Premiere SCA PS Afire Chief PS Andiamo QH Manolete

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DA Valentino Da Vinci FM Dakar El Jamaal DS Major Afire

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Regal Actor JP Regal Basque RHR Marcedes Ronde Vu

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Eccentric Valentino EF Kingston Elikzir Emerald Afire AA

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Ryad El Jamaal Semper Fie SF Specs Shocwave SF Veraz

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Emigrant PASB Europia Fausto CRH Hey Hallelujah

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SHF Encore The Knight’s Reflection Vegas DPA Vitorio TO

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HF Mister Chips HJ Famoso Honorrs Hucks Connection V

SHF Encore

The Knight’s Reflection

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay), 2005, Chestnut, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. Nominated: AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by: Encore Select Group, LLC Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc., Jordan, MN 952.492.6590, Fax: 952.492.3335 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net Website: www.cedar-ridge.com

(Black Knight On Broadway x Lifetime Revival), 2005, Black, 16.1H. Stud Fee: Private Treaty. Transported Semen. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Kit Calafato Standing at: Spotz Farm, Roseburg, OR 541.673.6016, Fax: 541.673.3525 E-mail: asbpinto@aol.com Website: www. Spotzsaddlebredpintos.com

Vegas DPA

Vitorio TO

(EF Kingston x Angelina DPA), SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(DA Valentino x Sol Natique), SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians and Stone Ridge Arabians Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

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A Noble Cause

A Temptation

(IXL Noble Express, Sweet Summer Fire), 2003, Chestnut, 15H. Stud Fee: $3,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire, Scottsdale Signature, MN Medallion and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. – Ames Family Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc., Jordan, MN 952.492.6590, Fax: 952.492.3335 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net Website: www. cedar-ridge.com

(Tempter x A Love Song), 1995, Grey, 15H. Stud Fee: See website. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion, MN Medallion Stallion, AEPA Enrolled Sire and NSH. Owned by: Barbara Chur Standing at: Strawberry Banks Farm, East Aurora, NY 716.652.9346, Fax: 716.652.4438 E-mail: info@strawberrybanksfarm.com Website: www.strawberrybanksfarm.com

Afire Bey V

Afires Heir

(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire), 1985, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $7,500. Transported Semen $250. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Maroon Fire Arabians Standing at: Shea Stables, St. Clair, MI 810.329.6392, Fax: 810.329.4932 E-mail: sheastable@aol.com Website: www. Afi reBeyV.com

(Afire Bey V x Brassmis), 2002, Bay, 15H. Stud Fee: See website, SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Bill and Shirley Reilich Standing at: Kiesner Training, Louisville, TN 865-984-5245, Joel’s cell: 865-556-0413 Fax: 865-984-5246 Website: www.kiesnertraining.com

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Alada Baskin I (Alada Baskin x Gamarief), 1990, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $1,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Kurt and Joan Lawson Standing at: Creekside Farm - Laura Cronk, Escondido, CA; 760.716.2265 E-mail: info@aladabaskinone.com Website: www.aladabaskinone.com

Kenyon Durr

Afires Vision (Afi re Bey V x Matoskette), 1999, Chestnut, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $3,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Windwalker Enterprises, LLC Standing at: Battaglia Farms, LLP, Scottsdale, AZ 480.585.9112, Fax: 480.585.9113 E-mail: info@battagliafarms.com Website: www.battagliafarms.com

Allience

AM Good Oldboy

(*Aladdinn x A Love Song), 1985, Bay. Stud Fee: $3,500. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire, NSH, SHA and Renai. Owned by and standing at: Shafer Arabians, W. Farmington, OH 330.847.0776, Fax: 330.847.6547 E-mail: nshafer851@aol.com

(AM Sea Captain x AM Tis Beverlie), 1992, Chestnut. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Scottsdale Signature Stallion. Owned by: Bazy Tankersley Standing at: Al-Marah Arabians, Tucson, AZ 520.749.1162, Fax: 520.749.2572 E-mail: al-marah@att.net Website: www.almaraharabianhorses.com

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AM Power Raid

Apaladin

(AM Double Dream x HH Maid Marian), 1995, Grey. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Scottsdale Signature Stallion. Owned by: Bazy Tankersley Standing at: Al-Marah Arabians, Tucson, AZ 520.749.1162, Fax: 520.749.2572 E-mail: al-marah@att.net Website: www.almaraharabianhorses.com

(AA Apollo Bey x Amanda of Aerie), 1994, Grey, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,500/$2,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire and NSH. Owned by: Susan Bevan Durr and Des Fountain, Inc. Standing at: Des Fountain – Contact Susan Durr, Bellevue, WA 425.454.9406, Fax: 425.454. 9406 E-mail: susandurr@gmail.com Website: www.desfountain.com

Art Dekko TT

Ballience V

(Audacious PS x HC Amareea), 2003, Bay, 15H. Stud Fee: Call. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, MN Medallion Stallion and Silver Sire Breeders. Owned by: Noel Bosse, 253-853-6444 Standing at: Shada Arabians, Elk River, MN 763-441-5849; E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com Website: www.ShadaArabians.com

(Allience x Balquenette), 1995, Bay, 15H. Stud Fee: $2,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Rod and Jacqueline Thompson Standing at: Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, Knoxville, TN; 865.388.0507 E-mail: Jacque@smparabians.com Website: www.smokymountainparkarabians.com

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Baske Afire

Baskghazi

(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), 1999, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: See website. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion, MN Medallion Stallion, AEPA Enrolled Sire and NSH. Owned by: Barbara Chur. Standing at: Strawberry Banks Farm, East Aurora, NY 716.652.9346, Fax: 716.652.4438 E-mail: info@strawberrybanksfarm.com Website: www.strawberrybanksfarm.com

(Baske Afi re x RY Fire Ghazi), 2004, Bay, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Rod and Jacqueline Thompson Standing at: Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, Knoxville, TN; 865.388.0507 E-mail: Jacque@smparabians.com Website: www.smokymountainparkarabians.com

Bey Ambition

Brave and Noble

(Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady), 2006, Bay. Stud Fee: $3,500. Transported cooled and frozen semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AHBA Futurity, Silver Sire Futurity, Scottsdale Signature, MN Medallion and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Murray and Shirley Popplewell Standing at: Rae Dawn Arabians, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada 306.241.1199, 306.241.0648 E-mail: Spop@rdarabians.com Website: www.rdarabians.com

(IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), 2004, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,000. Transported Semen $250. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Tim and Marty Shea Standing at: Shea Stables, St. Clair, MI 810.329.6392, Fax: 810.329.4932 E-mail: sheastable@aol.com Website: www. Sheastables.com

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*Bremervale Andronicus

CA Dynamit Choice

(Desperado x Bremervale Rhapsody), 2002, Chestnut, 15H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Scottsdale Signature Stallion. Owned by: Bazy Tankersley Standing at: Al-Marah Arabians, Tucson, AZ 520.749.1162, Fax: 520.749.2572 E-mail: al-marah@att.net Website: www.almaraharabianhorses.com

(Well Chosen x UC Kankaidai), 1997, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $1,000 with incentives. Transported cooled semen. Multiple nominations. Owned by: Pattie Sisson Murphy, Episodes Farm, Rocky Mount, NC 252.955.1014 cell, 252.443.9468 home E-mail: episodes@msn.com Website: www.episodesfarm.com

Cajun Prince HCF

Couturier

(Almaden x Doll Padron) Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Capim Fino Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Versace x Evening Intrigue), 1999, Grey, 15.2 1/2H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature, Iowa Gold Star and MN Medallion Stallion. Owned by: Ed and Laura Friesen Standing at: Wunderbar Arabians, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada 306.220.8157, Fax: 306.382.8457 E-mail: e.l.friesen@sasktel.net Website: www.wunderbararabians.com

Stallion Directory ~ 5


DA Valentino

Da Vinci FM

(Versace x DA Love), 2003, Bay, 15.3H. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Versace x Full Moon Astar), SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion, and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Gemini Acres Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

Dakar El Jamaal

DS Major Afire

(Ali Jamaal x Sonoma Lady), 1996, Grey, 15.1H. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and MN Medallion Stallion. Owned by: Walt & Dolores Lane and Doug Dahmen Standing at: Intara Arabians, Santa Ynez, CA 805.922.1470 E-mail: intaraarabians@msn.com

(Afi re Bey V x SS Magnolia), Bay, 15.3H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Iowa Gold Star and MN Medallion Stallion; NSH and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Jennifer Patterson – Freedom Ranch Standing at: Mike Neal Arabian Center, LLC Delavan, WI 262.728.1168, Fax: 262.728.2678 E-mail: mikenealarabiancenter@hotmail.com Website: www.mikenealarabiancenter.com

Stallion Directory ~ 6


Eccentric Valentino

EF Kingston

(DA Valentino x Amelia B), 2007, Bay. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Running Horse Ranch Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Padrons Psyche x The Dreamspinner), 1999, Bay. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and MN Medallion Stallion. Owned by: Kristi Hopp – Dellesta Park Arabians Standing at: North Arabians – International Training Center, Scottsdale, AZ 360.303.5166 E-mail: dellestapark@hotmail.com Website: www.dellestapark.com

Elikzir

Emerald Afire AA

(*Ganges x Ularia), 2005, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $1,500 with incentives. Transported cooled semen. Multiple nominations. Owned by: Pattie Sisson Murphy, Episodes Farm, Rocky Mount, NC 252.955.1014 cell, 252.443.9468 home E-mail: episodes@msn.com Website: www.episodesfarm.com

(Afi re Bey V x AA Drogheda), 2000, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $1,500/$1,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Rick and Debi Krieger Standing at: Krieger Equestrian Center, Spokane, WA 509.209.6812 E-mail: Debi@kriegerequestriancenter.com Website: www.kriegerequestriancenter.com

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*Emigrant PASB

Europia

(Ararat x Emigrantka), 1991. Grey, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $6,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Scottsdale Signature Stallion. Owned by: Manny Vierra, Valley Oak Arabians 510.325.3974 Standing at: Furioso Farms, Temecula, CA 951.375.6349, Fax: 925.634.7644 E-mail: imannyv45@aol.com or furiosofarm@aol.com Website: www.valleyoakarabians.com

(*Europejczyk x *Enaria), 1992, Grey, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,500 with incentives. Transported cooled semen. Multiple nominations. Owned by: Pattie Sisson Murphy, Episodes Farm, Rocky Mount, NC 252.955.1014 cell, 252.443.9468 home E-mail: episodes@msn.com Website: www.episodesfarm.com

Fausto CRH

Hey Hallelujah

(Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal), 2003, Chestnut. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion, NSH. Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Huckleberry Bey x Hallelujah Bask), Grey, 15H. Stud Fee: See website. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and MN Medallion Stallion, AEPA Enrolled Sire and NSH. Owned by: Barbara Chur Standing at: Strawberry Banks Farm, East Aurora, NY 716.652.9346, Fax: 716.652.4438 E-mail: info@strawberrybanksfarm.com Website: www.strawberrybanksfarm.com

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HF Mister Chips

HJ Famoso

(Bucharest V x Play Annies Song), 1997, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $3,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by and standing at: Live Oak Arabians Baton Rouge, LA 225.928.7213, Fax: 225.923.1984 E-mail: liveoakarabians@gmail.com Website: www.liveoakarabians.com

(Magnum Psyche x Poetry SMF), 2004, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $1,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature, MN Medallion and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Loren and JoEllen Erickson Standing at: Strand’s Arabian Stables, Toddville, IA 319.393.4816 E-mail: Janice@strandsarabians.com Website: www.strandsarabians.com

*Honorrs

Hucks Connection V

(Affi rmmed x Padrons Contessa), 2003, Chestnut, 15.3H. Stud Fee: $3,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Manny Vierra, Valley Oak Arabians 510.325.3974 Standing at: Furioso Farms, Temecula, CA 951.375.6349, Fax: 925.634.7644 E-mail: imannyv45@aol.com or furiosofarm@aol.com Website: www.valleyoakarabians.com

(Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace), 1999, Black Bay, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $2,000. (Discount for mares with National Honors). Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, NSH, Legion of Honor and Legion of Supreme Honor. Owned by: Diamond Hill Arabians LLC Standing at: Vickie Humphrey Training Stables Canton, GA 770.740.8432, Fax: 770.740.8001 E-mail: vicleajess@mindspring.com Website: www.hucksconnectionv.com

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IXL Noble Express

*JJ ElBronz

(MHR Noblity x RY Fire Ghazi), 1997, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $4,000. Transported Semen $250. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and NSH. Owned by: Maroon Fire Arabians Standing at: Shea Stables, St. Clair, MI 810.329.6392, Fax: 810.329.4932 E-mail: sheastable@aol.com Website: www.Afi reBeyV.com

(Magnum Psyche x Paguita Liah GV) Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Haras Mayed Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

Justify

Krewe

(Magnum Psyche x S Justadream), 2003, Chestnut, 15.3H. Stud Fee: $4,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: Arabian Futurity Europe, AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, MN Medallion, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion; AEPA Enrolled Sire and Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance Futurity. Owned by: DST Arabians. Standing at: Midwest Station I, Inc., Osseo, MN; 763.420.7252, Fax: 763.416.2141 E-mail: DSTArabians@msn.com; jnrboggs@aol.com Website: www.DSTArabians.com; www.BobBoggs.com

(Huckleberry Bey x Masquerade), 1991, Black, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $3,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by and standing at: Live Oak Arabians Baton Rouge, LA 225.928.7213, Fax: 225.923.1984 E-mail: liveoakarabians@gmail.com Website: www.liveoakarabians.com

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LC Arlington

LLC Mobility

(Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady), 2005, Bay, 16.1H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by and standing at: Live Oak Arabians Baton Rouge, LA 225.928.7213, Fax: 225.923.1984 E-mail: liveoakarabians@gmail.com Website: www.liveoakarabians.com

(MHR Nobility x Mattatoska), 2005, Grey, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by: Susan Meyer James Standing at: Chris Wilson – Chrishan Park, Springfield, MO; 612.723.0266, Fax: 417.833.4699 E-mail: chris@chrishanpark.com Website: www.chrishanpark.com

*Maddox Van Ryad

Magnum Psyche

(Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset) Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Gemini Acres Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle), 1995, Chestnut. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion and NSH. Owned by: Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes – Haras Mayed Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

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Mariachi WA

Marjestic WA

(Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey), 2004, Bay, 15H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire, Scottsdale Signature, MN Medallion and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Ed and Laura Friesen Standing at: Wunderbar Arabians, Saskatoon, Sask, Canada and Kiesner Training, Louisville, TN 306.220.8157, Fax: 306.382.8457 E-mail: e.l.friesen@sasktel.net Website: www.wunderbararabians.com

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Miraga WA), 2005, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Silver Sire Breeder, Scottsdale Signature and MN Medallion Stallion; Western Carolina's All Star Auction Stallion and Iowa Gold Star to be added in 2010. Owned by: Lisa K East – Arabians of Qiran Al Sa'dain, LLC. Standing at: Shada, Inc, Elk River, MN 763.441.5849 or 215.620.7977 Lisa East Fax: 763.441.3060, E-mail: info@marjesticwa.com Website: www.MarjesticWa.com

Mr. Ames CRF

NW Heritage Jullyen

(Brass x Toi Jabaska), 2005, Black/Bay, 15.1H. Nominated: MN Medallion Stallion. Owned by: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. – Ames Family Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc., Jordan, MN 952.492.6590, Fax: 952.492.3335 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net Website: www.cedar-ridge.com

(Jullyen El Jamaal x NW Shantelle), 2003, Bay, 15H. Stud Fee: Call. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Lynn Packer Standing at: Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Dawson, IL; 217-364-4354 E-mail: info@randysullivan.com

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Om El Shahmaan

On The Mark

(*Sanadik El Shaklan x Om El Shaina), 1999, Grey, 15.3H. Stud Fee: $5,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion and World Cup Las Vegas Futurity. Owned by and standing at: Om El Arab International LLC, Santa Ynez, CA 805.688.6958, Fax: 805.688.0918 E-mail: omelarab@verizon.net Website: www.omelarab.com

(*El Ghazi x *Ava), 1990, Grey, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $2,000 – includes Sweepstakes Nomination fee of foal once mare is in foal 100 days. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by and standing at: Quarry Hill Farm Lakeville, CT 860.435.2571, Fax: 860.435.9208 E-mail: info@quarryhillfarm.com Website: www.quarryhillfarm.com

PA Hi-Noon

PCF Vision

(Magnum Psyche x MA Unique), 2001, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $2,500. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: John Nord Standing at: Pomeroy Arabians International Scottsdale, AZ Location 480-767-1698; Fax: 480-767-3137 E-mail: annette@pomeroyarabians.com Website: www.pomeroyarabians.com

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), 2007, Bay. Stud Fee: Call. SCID Clear. Multi-Program Nominated Sire. Owned by Sam Peacemaker – Choice Farms, Inc. Standing at: International Training Center 480.226.0001 Sandro or 509.429.6868 Sam E-mail: pcfarabians@me.com or sandro@sandropinha.com

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Reference Sire

Premiere SCA

PS Afire Chief

(IXL Noble Express x Gai Fierea Prima), 2005, Grey, 15H. Stud Fee: $1,000. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Owned by: Rod and Jacqueline Thompson Standing at: Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, Knoxville, TN; 865.388.0507 E-mail: Jacque@smparabians.com Website: www.smokymountainparkarabians.com

(Afi re Bey V x Justa Glow), 1994, Bay, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Rod and Jacqueline Thompson Standing at: Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, Knoxville, TN; 865.388.0507 E-mail: Jacque@smparabians.com Website: www.smokymountainparkarabians.com

PS Andiamo

QH Manolete

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Sidcerelys Echo), 2006, Chestnut, 15H. Stud Fee: $2,000. Transported Semen. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, MN Medallion Stallion and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Don Olvey Standing at: Aradon Farm, Odenville, AL 205.540.3137, Fax: 205.655.8722 E-mail: dolvey@donscarpetone.com Website: www.aradonfarm.com

(On The Mark x Matemira), 2006, Grey, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $1,500 – includes Sweepstakes Nomination fee of foal once mare is in foal 100 days. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by and standing at: Quarry Hill Farm Lakeville, CT 860.435.2571, Fax: 860.435.9208 E-mail: info@quarryhillfarm.com Website: www.quarryhillfarm.com

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Regal Actor JP

Regal Basque

(*Encore Ali x More Pretty JP), 1998, Bay. Stud Fee: $2,500. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, ABHA World Cup, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion and Silver Sire Breeders. Owned by and standing at: Equine Image Center LLC Scottsdale, AZ 480.626.7108, Fax: 480.626.4091 E-mail: RiyanR@mac.com Website: www.EquineImageCenter.com

(LA Basque x Gay Gazelle), 1981, Grey, 15.1H. Stud Fee: $1,500. Transported Semen. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepsakes, NSH and NSHA of Minnesota. Owned by: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. – Ames Family Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc., Jordan, MN 952.492.6590, Fax: 952.492.3335 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net Website: www.cedar-ridge.com

RHR Marcedes

Ronde Vu

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream), 2005, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: Private Treaty. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion; Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by: Don Manuel Arabians LLC Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com or www.donmanuelarabians.com

(Mamage x Ames Déjà Vu), 2005, Chestnut, 15H. Stud Fee: $2,000. Transported Semen $350. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Shafer Arabians, W. Farmington, OH 330.847.0776, Fax: 330.847.6547 E-mail: nshafer851@aol.com

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Semper Fie

Ryad El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Roxana Elshaklan), SCID Clear. Nominated: Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Haras Vanguarda Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(Sir Fames HBV x Crimson Sharem), 2005, Bay, 16H. Stud Fee: $2,000 LGF. Transported cooled semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion and Region 12 Spotlight Stallion. Owned by and standing at: Thirteen Oaks Arabians Blountville, TN 423.323.4905 farm, 423.677.3301 cell E-mail: toarabians@aol.com Website: www.thirteenoaks.com

SF Specs Shocwave

SF Veraz

(Afi re Bey V x Spectra PR), 1999, Chestnut, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $4,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, NSH, Renai, and AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by: Alicia Guzman Pace Standing at: Stachowski Farm, Inc., Mantua, OH 810.441.1065 or 330.274.2494, Fax: 330.274.3598 E-mail: jack403234@yahoo.com Website: www.specsshocwave.com

(Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), 2006, Bay, 15.2H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature, MN Medallion and Iowa Gold Star Stallion; Region 12 and Colorado Breeders. Owned by: Patti Scheier Standing at: Scheier Farms, Scottsdale, AZ 602.920.6782, Fax: 480.419.2541 E-mail: kathleenrobl@aol.com Website: www.scheierfarms.com

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2010 Stallion Index (Listed Alphabetically)

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A Noble Cause A Temptation Afire Bey V Afires Heir

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IXL Noble Express JJ ElBronz Justify Krewe

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Afires Vision Alada Baskin I Allience AM Good Oldboy

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LC Arlington LLC Mobility Maddox Van Ryad Magnum Psyche

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AM Power Raid Apaladin Art Dekko TT Ballience V

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Mariachi WA Marjestic WA Mr Ames CRF NW Heritage Jullyen

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Baske Afire Baskghazi Bey Ambition Brave and Noble

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Om El Shahmaan On The Mark PA Hi-Noon PCF Vision

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Bremervale Andronicus CA Dynamit Choice Cajun Prince HCF Couturier

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Premiere SCA PS Afire Chief PS Andiamo QH Manolete

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DA Valentino Da Vinci FM Dakar El Jamaal DS Major Afire

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Regal Actor JP Regal Basque RHR Marcedes Ronde Vu

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Eccentric Valentino EF Kingston Elikzir Emerald Afire AA

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Ryad El Jamaal Semper Fie SF Specs Shocwave SF Veraz

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Emigrant PASB Europia Fausto CRH Hey Hallelujah

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SHF Encore The Knight’s Reflection Vegas DPA Vitorio TO

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HF Mister Chips HJ Famoso Honorrs Hucks Connection V

SHF Encore

The Knight’s Reflection

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay), 2005, Chestnut, 14.3H. Stud Fee: $2,500. Transported Semen. Nominated: AEPA Enrolled Sire. Owned by: Encore Select Group, LLC Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc., Jordan, MN 952.492.6590, Fax: 952.492.3335 E-mail: cedarridge@att.net Website: www.cedar-ridge.com

(Black Knight On Broadway x Lifetime Revival), 2005, Black, 16.1H. Stud Fee: Private Treaty. Transported Semen. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes. Owned by: Kit Calafato Standing at: Spotz Farm, Roseburg, OR 541.673.6016, Fax: 541.673.3525 E-mail: asbpinto@aol.com Website: www. Spotzsaddlebredpintos.com

Vegas DPA

Vitorio TO

(EF Kingston x Angelina DPA), SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

(DA Valentino x Sol Natique), SCID Clear. Nominated: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature and Iowa Gold Star Stallion. Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians and Stone Ridge Arabians Standing at: Midwest Stallion Station, Elk River, MN 612.328.8314 E-mail: Midwest@mr.net Website: www.midwestarabian.com

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The Rookers and The Mollers

Families In The Arabian Horse Community

Family Ties Fostered by the Arabian Horse by Gina Czupka

Carolyn and Richard Moller, AA Apollo Bey, Carmelle and Shawn Rooker.

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Rooker/Moller Jim Rooker at the 1974 U.S Nationals.

Carolyn and Richard Moller on their wedding day.

W

e tend to look on families as cohesive things. But really, families are a community of individuals that share a common bond. New people, from different backgrounds, join the fold with every generation, and then the next generation goes on to bring more new people into the mix. Among the people at Rooker Training Stable, you’ll find plenty of evidence to support the hypothesis that horsemanship is hereditary. But what is patently obvious is that a love of horses has enriched the lives of this wide-reaching family unit.

Jeanne Rooker at the 1961 Pennsylvania National Horse Show.

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The Rooker family that we know so well in the Arabian horse industry represents not only an accumulation of knowledge and horsemanship, but the merging of many generations of horse lovers. The Moller family is also an integral part of the picture because it represents not only a very active part of Rooker Training Stable, but because Richard and Carolyn Moller fostered a love of Arabian horses in their daughter Carmelle. So many families get spread out across the country, especially when kids grow up and get married, but the Rookers and Mollers stick together and are essentially in each others’ backyards. That closeness not only keeps family ties strong, but it also involves everyone in caring for and raising Arabian horses.

Early Days The Rooker family history with horses goes back a long time. Shawn Rooker’s mother, Jean, notes that there are five generations on her husband’s side and four on hers. Her family’s long tradition with horses traces back to involvement with Clydesdales, but evolved to other breeds over the years. Jean started out with a HalfArabian, but it didn’t exactly cause a sensation where she lived—at least, not a positive one. “He was a registered Half-Arabian,” Jean says. “And the whole neighborhood died laughing. Half-Arabians were not very popular at that time.” She grew up riding and horses were part of the picture when she met her husband, Jerry. “I was introduced to him when he was in college,” she says. Jerry and his brother Jim were both attending Michigan State University and there developing their horsemanship skills—sometimes learning new lessons out of sheer necessity. Jim Rooker, better known to many as “Doc” Rooker, elaborates. “When I was at Michigan State, I stayed in the horse barn and trained horses for room and board.” Not only was the experience a character-building one, but it widened his perspective about horses and training. “Before that, I just had western horses and Quarter Horses,” Dr. Rooker says. “And at Michigan State I got to work with Arabians. I liked them, and they could do everything.” His particular interest at that time was with reining and western-style performance horses, which wasn’t an area in which Arabians commanded a lot of respect at the time. But Dr. Rooker, working with the horses at the University, saw their inherent athleticism and the adaptability of their minds and bodies. “I thought, these Arabians can do everything the Quarter Horses do and be prettier doing it.”

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The Mollers in 1992.

Carmelle Moller at the 1982 U.S. Nationals aboard Fyre Water, by *Bask.


Rooker/Moller Jim Rooker winning at the 1968 U.S. Nationals.

Jerry Rooker’s wife, Jean, says that the experience the brothers had at the University was demanding, but a challenge that they, as descendants of generations of horsemen, were able to adapt to. “[Jerry] drove a sixhorse Arabian hitch for Michigan State,” Jean says. “They didn’t have time to get them all worked, so they started working them in pairs, then four in hand, and then, eventually, six.” It was something of a foregone conclusion, but both the Rooker brothers wrapped their passion for horses into their future careers. Whether it was their professions as a veterinarian and a farrier, or their pursuit of showing and breeding, horses were always on the scene -- and therefore became a part of their childrens’ lives as well.

A New Generation Jim Rooker attending the 1972 Michigan 4H Bonanza.

Jim “Doc” Rooker and his wife, Jeanne, raised their three daughters—Nancy, Debbie and Janet—to be accomplished horsewomen. While they started out with Quarter Horses and Arabians, it wasn’t long before the focus shifted to Arabians exclusively. They became more and more involved

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in breeding Arabian horses with stallions like Shalimar Gillette. The Rooker farm was truly a family operation—the girls broke horses and helped out with every imaginable task. The whole family traveled to shows together. The horses that they bred and broke at home were often the same ones who entered the ring with Dr. or Mrs. Rooker or one of their girls on the lead or in the stirrups. And it was also often the case that a handful of Rookers went into the same class and claimed a number of honors. Meanwhile, Jerry Rooker and his wife Jean were raising their three kids—Scott, Shawn and Stephanie—alongside horses as well, on a farm in Saginaw, Mich. Jerry worked as both a farrier and a horse trainer, with Morgans, Saddlebreds and Arabians in his care. The same hardworking ethic was present in their family, too—Shawn remembers coming home after school every day to clean stalls. When there was time for him to ride, he would.

Jeanne Rooker competing at the 1993 Region 13 Show.

Shawn’s mother, Jean, remembers that he would throw himself into every aspect of caring for the horses and simply craved spending time around them. “My husband got [the kids] a bunch of ponies and that was [Shawn’s] interest,” she says. “He was interested in the care of the ponies—he would saddle the ponies for other kids, and take care of them after they were done riding.” She notes that he was enthusiastic, even from a very early age. “When he was about 4 or 5, my husband called out to me, and told me to come out to the barn. Shawn had put little tiny chains on a pony and was chasing it around the stall to see if it would trot higher.” That interest in trotting horses would stick with Shawn all his life, as would his attitude about all aspects of

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Richard and Carolyn Moller, Bey Melodye, and Shawn Rooker at the 1995 U.S. Nationals.


Shawn started showing in competition when he was 13 years old. He started off on the Morgans and saddle horses that his father trained, and in those days, he admits that his opinion of Arabians was none too high. “Back then I thought Arabs were pea shooters that couldn’t pick their legs up,” he says. Little did he know at that time that in future years, he would be one of the people who would do much to dispel that notion from the minds of many horsemen.

Shawn Rooker of Rooker Training Stable.

Carmelle Rooker, daughter Makenna, and mother Carolyn Moller.

Dr. Rooker’s daughter Janet worked closely with her father, but her pursuit of horse training would take her across the country. “She did a lot of work for him,” Shawn says. “She moved out West, and he was short handed.” The space that Janet left presented an opportunity for Shawn to learn some new things—about different aspects of horse care, and about the Arabians that his uncle bred and loved so well. “He had just graduated from high school,” Dr. Rooker remembers. “He came to the Regionals, visited our stalls, and I asked him what he was going to do. I told him he could come and work with me for a couple of weeks—he stayed five years. He was always a really good horseman—he worked hard and he paid attention to what other people did.” Shawn says that there was never a shortage of work to do and things to practice, but that he loved it all. “We would work horses during the day and then go with on vet calls in the evening.” And the more Shawn worked with his uncle’s horses and got involved in the Arabian industry, he came to see that Arabians really could “pick up their legs.”

A New Branch Of The Family It was in the Arabian industry that the Rooker family would branch out in a new direction—one that would

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horse care. “He really liked to ride and drive, but he didn’t just want to do that,” Jean says. “He wanted to get them ready—he would get his dad’s shoeing tools out and try to trim his ponies’ feet. He was involved in the whole care of the horse.” Sending Shawn out to the barn to do work wasn’t an effective form of discipline because he enjoyed it too much, as Jean says one teacher learned. “He got detention in school and his punishment was that he had to bring his teacher home to see all the horses and everything he did with them. It wasn’t much of a punishment for him.”


Rooker/Moller Rooker Training Stable’s 1991, 1996, and 1997 U.S. National Reserve Champion Park Horse AA Apollo Bey (by Huckleberry Bey).

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Carmelle’s talent was apparent from her earliest days on horseback. She rode at a local stable, and when her parents found a five-acre property, a horse was purchased and Carmelle started out in 4-H. She did extremely well in those competitions, and it wasn’t long before the Mollers purchased their first Arabian. Then things went to the next level, propelled by Carmelle’s enthusiasm and talent. She began riding with professional trainers and when she started in Arabian competition, she dominated the show ring.

Dr. James and Jeanne Rooker receiving the APAHA Lifetime Achievement Award.

She claimed Top Ten titles and, as she progressed and rode increasingly more talented horses, she set records that remain unchallenged today. Her natural horsemanship, developed by trainers like Jim Lowe, Jerry McRae, Billy Harris and Helen Crabtree, led her to win National Championship honors in both saddle seat equitation and stock seat equitation in the same year. She racked up national wins, but Carmelle’s talent was one that stemmed from a love of horses that went beyond the show ring and into the more unglamorous corners of the stable. Like Shawn, she was interested in all aspects of caring for horses and what made them tick. Carmelle graduated from college with a communications degree—she remained involved with horses throughout her education—and around that time, met and started dating Shawn. It was a natural fit—they both loved horses and wanted to make a career with them. Everything just seemed to click. And Shawn adds, with an isn’t-it-obvious tone, “Well, she’s beautiful!” The couple was married in 1988, and they started working together on 10 acres of the Moller property, which had grown over the years to accommodate more horses. “We built another barn on [the property] that had 22 stalls in it. When we first opened up, I had one horse in the barn, and I sat by the phone and waited for it to ring,” Shawn says with a laugh.

Carmelle Rooker receiving the 1997 Saddle Seat English Trainer Of The Year Award with husband, Shawn, and her parents, Carolyn and Richard Moller.

The names that they had already made for themselves, even as relative youngsters in the industry, led to an increasing number of good horses coming into the barn to

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entrench them even more in the breed. At the shows he traveled to with his uncle, Shawn met and got to know Carmelle Moller and her parents Richard and Carolyn. The Mollers’ background in Arabians, according to Carolyn, is almost entirely attributable to Carmelle and the passion that she had for the horses since her childhood.


Rooker/Moller Carmelle Rooker winning with Apollopalooza, by AA Apollo Bey.

show. And as those horses came in, Shawn and Carmelle worked together to turn out exceptionally well-trained horses. As the years passed, accolades started to roll in and before long, their stable had a reputation as one of the best places to go for English horses.

keystones of the Rooker breeding program. “Our goals are … obviously everybody loves to see a good Half-Arabian,” Shawn muses. “But our goal is to stay focused on raising great purebreds that have natural talent. We’re onto four generations now.”

Another dynamic that added to the reputation of Rooker Training Stable was an exceptional breeding stallion—AA Apollo Bey. The Mollers purchased Apollo in the early 90s and the grey stallion wowed everyone who saw him, a quality he passed on to his foals, from the very first crop. Dr. Rooker saw a place for Apollo in his long-established breeding program, and the stallion was integral to the growth of the Rooker Training Stable breeding program. He even started a dynasty for the farm, producing the multi-national champion Apollopalooza, who also proved to be a valuable sire, before his untimely death in 2005. Apollo Bey still stands at the farm, passing on beauty and athletic ability—the

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More and more, families spread out across the country, following jobs and other pursuits, which makes the tightknit quality of the Rooker and Moller families even more unique. The farm that Shawn and Carmelle own and operate is on the original property where they started out— adjoining the Mollers’ property. What’s more, Shawn’s parents are right nearby as well, and Jerry is at the farm everyday, working on everything from shoeing to caring for the broodmares—and everything in between. Dr. Jim and Jeanne Rooker are about 30 minutes away at their farm, and Janet Rooker is about an hour away from her parents’ farm, and a half an hour or so from her cousin’s.


Makenna Rooker with grandfather Jerry Rooker.

The Rookers’ and Mollers’ contributions to the breed have come in many forms and have touched a lot of lives. They have served national and local organizations like the Registry and the Arabian Horse Association of Michigan. The horses of their breeding programs have taken countless riders to thrilling wins, and produced exciting new generations of foals. With three active generations of horsemen and women between the two families, it’s safe to assume that the Rooker name will continue to be synonymous with exceptional achievements in the Arabian horse industry. ■

Makenna, Carmelle, Noah and Shawn Rooker.

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The newest generation of Rookers are in the show ring and, of course, in the barn, with plenty of regularity. Shawn and Carmelle’s kids, Makenna and Noah, have taken a natural liking to the horses. “They hang out on the farm and run back and forth and ride their horses,” Carmelle says. “And for the most part, the kids have come to horse shows with us.” Noah has started making a foray into the ring at some of those horse shows—in 2009, he claimed a regional title in stock seat equitation. His big sister Makenna is blazing her own trail in the ring as well, having earned five national titles—three championships and two reserves—in her last year as a walk-trot rider.


Gai Trillo At 36 The Last Of His Kind by Linda White

“Nobly to live … befits proud birth.” —Socrates The sentiment above perfectly describes Gai Trillo’s earthly journey thus far. He is a Gainey Arabian, and as befits his proud birth, his life has been filled with noble accomplishments. Most notable was winning the 1977 U.S. National Pleasure Driving Championship. The grand old stallion will be 37 this March, but he is only old on the outside. He seldom looks, acts, or even acknowledges his 36 years. Although he has reached a time of life in which most horses look, act, and feel their age, Gai Trillo is the exception. Inside, in his mind and heart, he will forever be a breathtaking young stallion, defeating a tough field of older, more experienced grown-ups to win a national performance title. He is as sound today as he ever was. He wears no shoes, and his clean, straight legs could be those of a much younger horse. A look at recent photos confirms that there is no hint of sagging pasterns, a problem often found in older horses. Thanks to a lifetime of wise, loving care and good management, his huge brown eyes sparkle with good health, contentment, and even mischief. The old fellow is in good flesh, too, especially for such an elderly gent. Pelleted “seniors” feed and alfalfa pellets are serving him well. “He has gotten a bit creaky in the joints,” concedes Natalie Nicotra-Angstadt, his new and final owner, “but when we head for his turnout, he prances at the end of the lead like a young horse, ready to show off. Not long ago, he was running in his turnout when he slipped and fell. We held our breath, as the momentum of falling at speed rolled him over onto his back. He hung up there, for an instant, like a turtle. I started to run in to assist, but he righted himself by himself, stood up, bucked, leapt into the air, and took off again.”

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Gai Trillo is one of several hundred champions and national winners bred over more than 50 years by the late Daniel C. Gainey, and after him, his son Daniel J. Gainey and family. The expression in this grey stallion’s markedly large, intelligent, low-set eyes; his tiny ears; and the distinctive shape of his short, finely


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sculpted face immediately give away his ancestry. Gainey dynasty-founder Ferzon is Gai Trillo’s sire. His dam, Morningstar PHA Geyma, was by Pharaff, a champion park horse and successful herd sire for Ohio breeders Clyde and Betty Fisher. Dan Gainey spent his life marketing and selling beautiful things, and his intuitive knack for knowing what the public wanted became legendary. It was no surprise, then, that his horse breeding instincts would be on target as early as 1942, when the Registry first listed him as “breeder.” For the next 10 years, he bred his growing herd of exceptional, meticulously-selected Crabbet mares to a variety of stallions. Several sires, he purchased; more were outside horses who interested him. But there was always something missing—until early in 1952, when he visited Arabian breeders Frank and Helen McCoy in Chino, Calif. There he found Ferzon, a yearling colt whose almost eerily intelligent expression and exquisite, thin-skinned, finely drawn quality stopped Gainey in his tracks. He bought the

Facing page and above: Gai Trillo (Ferzon x Morningstar PHA Geyma, by Pharaff).

colt on the spot, and took him home. (At the time, Gainey Arabians’ only location was the Owatonna, Minn., farm. Later a 2,200-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif., begun in 1962, and a Scottsdale, Ariz., property would essentially replace the Minnesota original.) Ferzon (Ferneyn, by Ferseyn x Fersara, by Ferseyn), intensely linebred to Crabbet import *Raseyn, and through him to Skowronek, exceeded Gainey’s expectations. In his role as Gainey Arabians’ foundation sire, the stallion’s prepotency amazed Arabian breeders and fanciers throughout his long life. Here was a sire they could count on! Ferzon’s glamorous offspring, each one immediately identifiable as his son or daughter, soon put Dan Gainey’s breeding program on the map. An ever-increasing number of professionals and amateurs were exposed to the rightthinking, beautiful, talented animals, and word got around.

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The Gainey Arabians became one of the Arabian horse world’s most beloved families. Today, Robin Gainey continues the family tradition, but the herd was largely dispersed in 1995. Nearly 70 years after its beginnings, horses with one or more Gainey Arabians in their pedigrees continue to exert a positive influence in show rings and Arabian breeding programs everywhere. “Gai Trillo has kept the Gainey bloodlines alive through his own get and grandget,” explains Tammy King, whose parents, Irma and Joe King, bought Gai Trillo from Gainey in 1979. “I have trained, shown and won with his get and grandget in English, western and hunter pleasure. They all have had the Ferzon ‘look,’ that penetrating, intelligent, almost eerie gaze that seems to look right into your soul. I would break them to drive first. They all have been sweet-tempered, safe and problem-free, with Gai Trillo’s wonderful willingness and desire to please, so typical of the Gainey horses.”

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The durable grey stallion is Ferzon’s last living son. Gai Trillo and the late, great Gai Parada are perhaps the bestknown Ferzon sons. Those two and their siblings and grandkids accounted for many national championships and other national, regional, and Pacific Slopes titles in performance and halter. The Ferzon daughter Gavrelle produced 1974 U.S. National Champion Stallion, Gai-Adventure. Gai Trillo’s immediate family and their descendants clearly demonstrated their ability to perpetuate their Gainey heritage. Although his own opportunities in the stud were limited, his offspring won halter and performance championships left and right. Gai Trillo went to the horse shows with several trainers, including Larry Lewis and Michael Byatt. Sterling White trained and drove him to his 1977 national championship. When Irma and Joe King, of Burbank, Calif., bought Gai Trillo from the Daniel C. Gainey estate two years later, the couple chose to retire their still gorgeous, still


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competitive new purchase to a career at stud. Very few outside mares were accepted, however. “Getting Gai Trillo was quite an adventure!” says Tammy King, an attorney and member of the California Bar Assn. “My parents knew somebody who knew somebody who knew somebody who knew Sterling White, who was then trainer at Gainey’s. Mother and Dad went to see Gai Trillo, loved him at first sight, and bought him. When we drove to Scottsdale to pick him up, I rode all the way down in the shell on the pickup truck bed! I was about 7. We never showed him or any of our other horses (whose number totaled 50 at one point) at halter after we lost Rose of Azraff. She developed an ulcer that killed her, brought on by what Mother always believed was the stress and high pressure the halter division imposes on horses of all ages.”

Angstadt, then 19, made a deal with her employer to get her first horse: a 3-year-old, Crabbet-related Arabian filly. She still owns the mare, who kindled her fascination with Crabbet horses and their descendants. “When I discovered Daniel C. Gainey and the Gainey Arabians, I knew I had found the horses of my dreams,” she explains. “I fell in love with Ferzon and *Raffles before I ever knew of their enormous influence on the Arabian breed.” She adds that Gai Trillo’s immediate appeal was that he even still existed. “I believe his age and good health speak volumes about his genotype,” she says. “Descendants of the early Crabbet imports are sound, hardy, intelligent, long-lived, and wonderfully willing to do whatever is asked of them. Being a part of Gai Trillo’s life helps me to understand and appreciate how much he is his father’s son. I remain a true believer in the kind, gentle ways of those bloodlines, and will continue to surround myself with their descendants.”

Joe King passed away in January 2001, and his beloved Irma followed him in 2005. When their estate was probated, their daughter reluctantly began to disperse the aging herd, carefully The Gai Trillo son Kings Trillomar (x Rose Of Azraff, by Azraff). placing individuals in pairs in Tammy King can now put loving homes. Gai Trillo went aside her grief and take the long view of her parents’ to Natalie Nicotra-Angstadt in May 2009. Two months most cherished purchase. “In my eyes,” she says sincerely, later, King’s Gai Trillo son Kings Trillomar, 28, a stallion “Gai Trillo’s greatest accomplishment will always be how she had shown successfully in western pleasure years happy and proud he made my parents. For as long as I can before, joined his sire at Nicotra-Angstadt’s. King still has remember, their nightstand had a photo of themselves at an elderly Half-Arabian Gai Trillo daughter who is out of the airport, holding one of his trophies. a Saddlebred mare. She would like to place the mare in a loving home. “When Dad became too ill to drive anymore, I would take him out to the ranch to visit the horses. They all The two aged stallions’ new lodgings could not have been knew him, of course, and would come right up, very more propitious. Kindness, knowledge and a profound friendly. If Gai Trillo was outside in his paddock when love for Arabian horses undergirded Nicotra-Angstadt’s we came up, he would come right over to the fence. Dad decision to provide them with a home where they would would kiss him on the nose, give him a peppermint, and be loved and well cared for. She had ridden and shown tell whoever was nearby, ‘This is my horse. The rest belong hunters on her New York circuit as a kid. In 1993, riding to my wife.’” ■ and training a local breeder’s young Arabians, Nicotra-

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THE ARABIAN HORSEMEN’S DISTRESS FUND The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund would like to express the thanks of the entire horsemen’s community to 2009’s generous donors. This is truly a unique community that we all live in. A special thank you to Glenn Petty, Bill Hughes, the U.S. National Show Commision and the Arabian Horse Association for sharing the U.S. National arena for the Benefit Saddle Auction held at the 2009 National Championship Horse Show. Bazy Tankersley Duncan Somerville, Jr. Tim and Marty Shea The Morse Group Don and Janey Morse The Arabian Saddle Company Alice Spinella Mike and Renee Kramer Ric Nab Virginia Wood Hart Arabians Freedman Harness Neymeyer Saddlery Dale Chavez Faulkner Saddlery Franklin and Myra Holzer Sugar Hill Farm Betsy Kubiak Jane Ann Godsey Ed Downs Whit and Kathleen Byers Avatar Arabians Jan and Jim Senneker Iron Horse Farms Michael Sullivan Michael and Susan Dell Robert and Laurel Hooker Carey and Lori Lawrence Vincent and Linda Musso Anne Hornbeak Stables

Schneider Saddlery Arabian Horse Times Lee Bolles Training and Equine Kristie Stevens Peggy Weems Mindy Speas Lori Conway Suzanne Perkins Carolyn Fabrici Chuck Seimon Kim Gattis Nancy Kaplan Jennifer Junker Jody Strand Betty Bechtold Denise Wray Carmelle Rooker Sandy Boyd Carol Steppe Rae Paige Schwarz Bill Bohl Laurie Wilson Penny and David Foisey Michelel Eddy Sugar Hill Farm Laura Susmann Crossen Arabians Martin Kleiner Eastern Arabian Horse Show

Region 16 Arabian Horse Association Region 15 Championships Mary Royce Van Jacobsen David and Elizabeth Fontaine Christine and John Ryan Donna Conklin Kimberley Misco Russ and Mary Jane Brown Anne and Robert Cardoza Duncan and Mary Jo Henry David and Wendy Reimers Michael and Connie Vail Pondview Equestrian Center Kathleen Erdman Dennis and Barbara Pelletier Palmer Landscaping Lori Mendoza Rhode Island Arabian Horse Association Patrick and Heidi Corrigan James and Janice Decker Shea Stables Erika Hughes Karyn David Stan and Susan Morey Thomas Clarke Ann M Hernandez Christina Kampman

Diamond H Natalie Nicotra Anjanette Williby Pat and Mary Trowbridge Nancy Russell Michael Kramer Virginia E Graybill Janet Senneker Bob Wasylyk Elizabeth Tioupine Dawn Jones-Low Lynn Coleman Joanne Ogden C. Andrew Miller Kathy Hart Jerry and Bev Van Heteren Dick and Lizann Barlett Virginia Kelsall Dr and Mrs James Dolan William and Cheryl Pagonis James and Camille Moore Susan Drescher-Mulzet Carol Leblanc Arabian and Half-Arabian Club of Oregon Sheila Varian Dorothy and Carl Moyer Ermengarde Waddell Jane Solberg Heartland Arabians

Judith and Richard Warner David and Chris Hutter Wolf Springs Ranch Greg and Allyson Harris Mark and Nancy Hassel Ruth and Lindsey Rinehart Frances Allen Black Michael and Lori Robbins Prestige Farms Robyn Porter Foster Results Pepper Proffit Darrell and Melissa Muyschelknaus Lisa Robinson Joe and Debbie Frizzell Carol Colautti Kathy Nickerson Sandra Wedge James and Deborah Bolton Malitta Knaut Sandra Crowe Cynthia Kolodecik Lisa Mann Clifford and Angelique McFarland Carolyn Weiler

And thank you to the following who have donated services to the fund or designated the AHDF as a memorial on behalf of a loved one. Lara Ames, ARABIAN HORSE TIMES • Jenn Trickey, EQUINE COMMUNICATIONS • Christy and Jim Egan, ARABIAN RESULTS MIKE FERRARA PHOTOGRAPHY • Scott Bailey, ARABHORSE.COM • Rob Simpson, SIMPSON EQUINE • EQ BOOKKEEPING Dalton Budd • Carrie Cada • Kellie Wendling • The Family of Russ Vento • John White Family

For more information on the fund, or to make your tax deductible donation, go to

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ARHA REINING FUTURITY

2010 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show To Feature:

ARHA Reining Futurity by Linda White “The Arabian/Half-Arabian Reining Futurity has done more for the Arabian image than anything we’ve done in years,” trainer Kit Hall told AHT last year. “The prize money has made all the difference, in terms of publicity, attracting new people to the breed, and increasing the horses’ values,” added reining trainer Jessica Bein. Every other reining exhibitor, trainer and breeder with whom we speak says essentially the same thing: “The Arabian and HalfArabian Reining Futurity is wonderful for the Arabian industry!”

closely and tirelessly with the Scottsdale Show Committee on our behalf. “This program has attracted good sponsors and good prize money from the beginning,” she resumes. “When we ‘three amigos’—as people refer to Tom Redmond, Dick Ames and me—came up with the Half-Arabian Reining Futurity concept, we wanted to stage it at Scottsdale for several reasons. Firstly, the show was already a well-respected, well-known entity. Secondly, the show’s February timing wouldn’t compete with other events, and finally, who wouldn’t want to watch exciting, fast classes, with thrilling turns, stops and roll-backs? And then, of course, there was the weather!

Introduced in 2005 at Scottsdale, the Half“The Scottsdale Show Arabian Reining Futurity Committee has given us was an instant success. an office with an outside From that moment on, deck, umbrella tables and the sustained interest the comfortable deck chairs. new performance futurity They have also designated generated grew to one arena, Ring 5, proportions undreamedARHA President Eleanor Hamilton. especially for reiners’ use. of by its creators. The You hear ‘meet me at Ring 5!’ all the time now. Anybody following year, an identical reining futurity for purebreds immediately vaulted participation and prize money payouts who tries to go in and longe a horse in Ring 5 when it’s empty gets kicked out, right now.” into the stratosphere. Eleanor Hamilton is the Arabian Reining Horse Association’s president and a longtime reining breeder, exhibitor and supporter. “Reining can be enjoyed by all ages,” she observes. “You don’t have to have an 18-yearold’s figure to get out there and have fun. That is partly why the Non-Pro classes have gotten such great response.” Always one to give credit where it is due, Hamilton adds parenthetically, “The idea was Phyllis La Malfa’s. She is ARHA’s representative to the National Reining Horse Association, and she does a superb job. Phyllis works

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Gary Ferguson is bringing one of Hamilton’s fi llies to the Half-Arabian Reining Futurity. He is also training the 3-year-old Half-Arabian fi lly Hamilton has donated for the inaugural ARHA raffle at Scottsdale this year. “The fi lly is Sheza Melody Jac, a Half-Arabian reining prospect sired by Heza Zee,” Hamilton explains. “Her dam is one of my AQHA mares, who is by Mr. Melody Jac, a leading sire of Quarter Horse reiners. The fi lly will be at the show for everyone to see. Raffle tickets will be $10 each, with all proceeds to go to help with ARHA activities and projects.”


ARHA REINING FUTURITY Reining futurity payouts mirror the discipline’s continuing growth; by 2009, the Half-Arabian futurity winners were sharing a $94,000 payout. Trainer John O’Hara and Half-Arabian Tucks For Bucks earned $36,000 for their first place victory, while Tracer Gilson and Sugarplum Starlight won $15,000 for their reserve title. Purebred reining futurity winners divided $56,000. Trainer Brain Welman and Fyre In The Skye won this one and garnered its $20,000 purse. There was a three-way tie for second place among Crystal McNutt and Here She Comes, Brian Welman on TR Reindance, and John O’Hara with Premium Buckshot.

are the same as they were last year,” she replies. “I am encouraged by seeing people making sacrifices elsewhere to continue with their horses.” NRHA representative Phyllis La Malfa seconds that emotion. “Futurity entry numbers are the same as they were in 2009. The reining population continues to grow. This is the third year for the derby for older horses, in which riders have to be non-professionals. The participation numbers are great, even if they are the same as last year’s—probably as a result of the economy. We see people cutting corners in other areas so they still will be able to come to Scottsdale. “Since 2005, when this program was introduced, the difference in horses’ and riders’ ability is amazing!” she marvels. “They just get better and better! We are getting more interested people all the time, too. I have staunch NRHA people and people with other breeds asking me how they can get Arabian and Half-Arabian reiners, and which Arabian sires would be good to cross on their reining-bred Quarter Horse mares.”

2009 Scottsdale Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champion Fyre In The Sky and Brian Welman.

The ARHA Reining Futurity will introduce several tantalizing new contests this year at Scottsdale. Watch for an exciting new Non-Pro Futurity for 4- and 5-yearolds, open to horses owned by AHA, ARHA and NRHA members. The Non-Pro Futurity is divided into HalfArabian and purebred classes. All entries will be shown in two-handed snaffles. The Non-Pro Futurity Classic will run concurrently with the NRHA-sanctioned Reining Futurity Classics for purebreds and Half-Arabians, two classes that will offer $150,000—substantial prize money in any lexicon. Non-Pro Futurity Classic entries will automatically be entered in the open Reining Futurity. A Limited Futurity, also NRHA-sanctioned, will be unveiled for riders who have won less than $15,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings or fewer than five U.S. or Canadian national open reining classes in any division except free-style. The new Non-Pro Derby is limited to amateur riders aboard 6-, 7- and 8-year-old horses. Those interested can visit the ARHA website (www.arha.net) for more details about this engaging pastime and its competitions. With the economy as it is, however, does Hamilton expect entries and enthusiasm to be down in 2010? “The numbers

Th is year, the ARHA will again host a “Celebrity Slide” and barbecue on Monday night, February 15. Th is is a relaxed evening get-together in which halter and English performance riders, each with his or her own professional reining “coach,” show their good sportsmanship (and put their pride aside) by trying out reining horses with the whole world (and most of their professional colleagues) watching. La Malfa insists that her fellow reining colleagues have no ulterior motives. “We’re having fun,” she says, “and we want to invite everybody to come down and have fun with us!” ■

NRHA Representative Phyllis La Malfa.

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Hesa Zee/+ by Xenophonn

TAF Pennant by Piechur

General Dynamics by Colonel Freckles

Crown Musc+ by *Muscat

CG Colonel Jac by Triple Colonel

Little Sorrel Peppy by Peppy San Badger

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Pictured on the facing page and sired by Xenophonn out of Somthing Special, Hesa Zee+/ is a Reserve National Champion and sire of National Champions and reiners that have won over $100,000 in the ARHA Arabian and HA Scottsdale Reining Futurity Classic, as well as the Hesa Zee+/ Futurity.

Come Spin With Me Hesa Zee+/ x Miss Colonel Freckles 2007 Chestnut Half-Arabian Filly Pictured as a yearling Come Spin With Me is started under saddle with Gary Ferguson, has her basics and wants to carry her head low. Dam was 1984 AQHYA High Point Cutting Champion. Fancy. National Champion Quality. Sweepstakes Nominated

Eleanor Hamilton, Owner Rogers, Minnesota Rod Matthiesen, Trainer Mark Coombs, Breeding Manager

763.767.1381 1.800.328.9923 www.EleanorsArabianFarm.com

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Scottsdale Riding & Sliding Contenders ... TR REINDANCE AND BRIAN WELMAN

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MAXEROSE AND BRIAN WELMAN BRIAN WELMAN ...

MAXEROSE HH Maxemus x Little Alice Rose Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Open TR REINDANCE Jaborrs Impack x Zee Honey Purebred Reining Futurity Classic Open MISS MONTANA Mister Montana NIC x Marliera Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Open SLID MAXY CRF HH Maxemus x She Dun Slid Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Open SLIDE N STYLE Black N Style x Marliera Purebred Reining Futurity Classic Open

Brian Welman Hastings, Minnesota 651-480-2123 www.WelmanReining.com

CRYSTAL MCNUTT ...

JOKERS IMPACT HH Maxemus x Jaborrs Lita Purebred Reining Futurity Classic Open - Offered For Sale CHI CHI MONTANA Mister Montana NIC x Jaborrs Lita Half-Arabian Working Cow Horse - Offered For Sale

Crystal McNutt Scottsdale, Arizona 602-708-8883 www.CrystalMcnutt.com

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MINDING PS AND QS Second highest earning Arabian horse in NRHA

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In Loving Memory

Zalla’s ClassicZee (Xenophonn x Bay Zalla, by Bay El Bandit)

1999-2009 “Zalla’s ClassicZee set the standard for today’s purebred Arabian Reining Horse.” -Mario Boisjoli

“(Clyde) What can I say, he was one of the greatest purebred reining horses ever.” -Russ Brown

“He was our once in a lifetime horse—he was a great one and we miss him.” -Robb and Katie Walther Trained and shown by:

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(Zee Mega Bucks x Tucker E Chex) 5-year-old chestnut gelding. This talented gelding is a full-brother and lookalike to the 2009 Scottsdale Half-Arabian Futurity Reining Champion, Tucks for Bucks. He shows the same ability, talent and temperament. This is a real opportunity to buy a young reining horse that is from proven breeding. $20,000.

(Zallas ClassicZee x Tucker E Chex) 4-year-old bay gelding. Out of the same mare as the 2009 Futurity Champion, Tucks for Bucks, but by the late Zallas ClassicZee, who was one of the most talented purebred reining stallions ever. This gelding is bred to be a great reining horse and is showing all of that. He is well into his training and would be ready for this year’s U.S. Futurity along with next year’s futurities. $15,000.

MEGAS RED CHEX (Zee Mega Bucks x Chex Sizzln LB) 4-year-old chestnut gelding. This young gelding shows as much talent and ability as any horse that has been by Zee Mega Bucks. He is really well built, his temperament is just right and he is extremely talented. $20,000.

MEGAS SIDE KICK (Zee Mega Bucks x ER Misty Eyed Fox) 3-year-old chestnut gelding. This young gelding shows tons of ability, has a great attitude and a “look at me” quality about him. $7,500.

MEGAS DIXIE CHIC (Zee Mega Bucks x Please Score Me High, by Chic Please) 4-year-old mare. By Zee Mega Bucks who is by far the most proven Arabian stallion producing reining horses and out of an own daughter of Chic Please. You can not go wrong with the potential of this horse as a reining horse herself or as a future broodmare. $10,000.

Also available are yearling and 2-year-olds by Zee Mega Bucks, Zallas ClassicZee and Zee Sky King. 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 • Fax: (503) 538-4238 • www.DiamondBtraining.com • E-mail: beetrainin@aol.com

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Monogramm x Kabela, by Palas

1994 Stallion • Stud fee: $2,500 Multiple International Halter Champion U.S. National Top Ten Open Reining Sire of TA ETOILE, U.S. National Champion Reined Cow Horse, TA GIOVANNI, triple crown Champion in Youth Reining, and Top Ten winners in halter, western and hunter pleasure.

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Leaders Of The Times: January Calendar Feature

Gitar MF by Colleen Scott

Gitar MF (Afire Bey V x Gitara)

Cathy Vincent of Adandy Farm, Greenwood, Del., doesn’t do anything halfway. So, when she along with many others in the industry took note of the recent slump in the number of breedings being purchased, she took action. “For the first 20 people that inquire about breedings to several of our stallions in 2010, including Gitar MF, we’ll waive the breeding fee and charge only the booking and shipping fees,” she says. What? Doesn’t that sound too good to be true? Maybe, but Vincent is serious, and in her enthusiastic manner, says, “That’s right, it’s going to be explosive! We’ve been in this business for four decades, and we’ll be here for another four. We’re committed to the breed, to our stallions, and to making breeding to our horses not only attractive, but affordable.” 242 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

If those 20 inquiries haven’t already been made at this article’s publication, best get on the telephone to Vincent right now, particularly as the offering pertains to the longtime cornerstone of the Adandy breeding program, Gitar MF (Afire Bey V x Gitara PASB). The 1995 bay stallion has made a complete recovery from colic surgery and a subsequent staph infection. He is still the same, but even more mature and handsome—the stallion that Vincent first became enamored with while officiating at a show in 2001. As the near decade old story goes, Vincent was on the phone ordering a videotape almost immediately upon leaving the showgrounds. Not only was she impressed, and still is, with his type and correctness, but she was also acutely aware of the stallion’s more intangible qualities: show ring presence


GITAR MF and charisma; a solid work ethic; eagerness to please; and an inner strength that served Gitar well during his illness two years ago. Upon receiving the tape, Vincent shared it with client Harvey Bitler, who also became enamored with the stallion. It wasn’t long before Gitar MF was on his way to what would become his permanent home at Adandy Farm in Greenwood, Del. In 2008, Bitler sold the stallion to C and E Show Horses (Cathy and Edith Vincent), and the two couldn’t be happier. “I’d like to thank Harvey for this incredible opportunity to be a part of such a powerful Arabian stallion,” she says. “We are honored and feel extremely blessed.” Gitar MF’s first foal crop hit the ground in 1999 and included the highly decorated country English pleasure gelding Stevie Ray V (by Bint Ambre) and Scarlet O Butler (by AF Ellenai). Scarlet O Butler, the 2005 U.S. National English Pleasure 40 & Over Champion continues to be a show ring presence, most recently capturing a top ten title in both the Arabian English Pleasure Championship and Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. In 2009, the now 11-year-old, bay mare was East Coast Champion. In 2000, Gitar MF produced Playing With Fire OLF, a Half-Arabian gelding out of Foreverafter. Shown successfully in Sport Horse In-Hand, Sport Horse Under Saddle, Sport Horse Show Hack, and currently showing at Second Level Dressage, the gelding proves something Vincent has known for a long time. Gitar MF doesn’t just produce pretty, he produces athletic ability. That ability is being proven time and time again from the breeding classes to rail classes to sport horse competition. The following year, the Gitar MF foal crop included another star Half-Arabian, Run Forest Run. His show career boasts of wins at the Buckeye, Canada, the Regional Championship Shows at Regions 11, 13 and 15, as well as multiple top ten wins at Youth Nationals. In 2009, he was Youth National Top Ten in both the Half-Arabian Country English JOTR and JTR 13 & Under classes. Some of the up and coming Gitar MF superstars are Electric Gitar, Asurance, Majestic Lyre, and Pretentious CA. Electric Gitar (x MS Scarlet Ohuck) was a Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Top Ten winner at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. Asurance (x Epernay AA) was shown at the 2009 Fall Arabian Classic, winning five of her six classes. The handsome Majestic Lyre (x Erotica DGL), owned by Richard Pence, was East Coast Champion Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse in his first outing this past year. Pretentious CA (x Precocious AF), a 2006 bay mare, has made a name for

herself in the breeding classes, capturing titles at the 2008 and 2009 East Coast Championships and Region 15, where she was named Champion Arabian Two-Year-Old Filly in 2008. Again proving that Gitar MF’s offspring are finding success not only in the English and halter divisions, but also in the Sport Horse arena is JAS Gibson. Owned by James Hay, JAS Gibson earned multiple in-hand titles at the Region 12 and 14 shows in 2009. At the Sport Horse Nationals, he was named to the top ten out of 50 in the Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Championship, as well as earning the same title in Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse. That Gitar MF’s offspring are finding success in the show ring doesn’t come as a surprise to Vincent. The stallion himself was a show ring superstar, claiming the Canadian National Reserve Championship titles in both 2002 and 2003, before retiring to the breeding barn. Other accolades included championship titles at Regions 12, 14, 15 and 16. He was also named to the top ten at both the Canadian and U.S. Nationals in 2001. “The offspring that has already been in the show ring are following in his footsteps,” says Vincent. “Gitar’s foals have his ability, presence and type, but they also have that extra special something that make them stand out. His foals are also very trainable with easy temperaments and a willingness to work. That is something you can’t buy.” Coming up are more promising youngsters, according to Vincent. “We are excited about the group of Gitar babies that will be headed to the show ring in the coming years in all divisions,” she shares. One after another, Gitar’s offspring are lining up to make their show ring debuts. “He’s proven himself in the show ring,” says Vincent. “Now his babies are getting out there and doing well all over the country. We have one of our best foal crops coming up this year, and I couldn’t be more excited,” she adds. Still, talk with Vincent for any amount of time, and she forgets the competition, the roses and the ribbons. She returns to the miracle that is Gitar. “He is such an incredible animal and an incredible part of the whole Adandy Farm family,” she says. “He has more heart and try and willingness to please than I’ve ever seen in one horse. No matter what he accomplishes down the road and no matter what he produces, he will always have a special place in my heart. You just can’t buy or breed for the kind of horse that he is. What we have is truly special and priceless.” ■ JANUARY 2010 | 243


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Last month, we began a study of a little known expedition by the British in the Middle East during the 1830s. Their object was to discover a land route from the Mediterranean to India; at a time when personnel and cargo routinely traveled by sea between the home country and its largest colony, the land passage was seen not only as an important alternative for trade, but also as a means of deterring Russian interest into the area. In part II, we begin as Captain Francis Rawdon Chesney, the expedition’s leader, begins an eort to transport two steamships from the Antioch area of southern Turkey to the Euphrates Valley, where the trip then would be continued by river.

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The Amelia Depot On The Orontes In retrospect, it seems inconceivable that the British government even dreamed that two cumbersome paddle-wheelers could be transported across 140 miles of mountain ranges, a swamp and the desert in the Middle East. Nevertheless, Captain Francis Rawdon Chesney established a large encampment and depot near the mouth of the Orontes River, which flows from Lebanon through Syria and Turkey to the Mediterranean Sea near the ancient city of Antioch (now known as Antakya). He named the settlement “Amelia” in memory of patron King William IV’s deceased sister. The area at that time was under the control of Egypt’s Viceroy, Muhammad Ali, and his son Ibrahim Pasha; it was in defiance of Muhammad Ali’s orders that Chesney’s small army of native workers erected cranes and began the next phase of the incredible enterprise. Across choppy seas and on two flatboats bought in Malta, Chesney disembarked the more than 300 tons of ship-sections and cargo. A 3,600-foot cable ‘hawser’ attached to the transport ship George Canning enabled some of the smaller crates to be towed across the sandbars to the depot. On May 3, when the task was finished, the cannons of the HMS Columbine fired a farewell salute that echoed across the Bay of Antioch, confirming the might of the Royal Navy and the importance of the expedition. Chesney later wrote that it was a “near Herculean” task to move the steamships’ ungainly iron plates, ponderous

seven-ton boilers, massive paddlewheels and masts. To do so, a fleet of 27 sturdy wagons, carts and sleds had to be specially built. He then had to procure hundreds of workers, oxen, horses and mules to transport everything across the Jebel Ansarya Mountains. Hoping that the ships could traverse at least part of their trajectory up the Orontes River, Cheney’s first ill-advised decision was to assemble the Tigris and launch it into the turbulent watercourse. The current proved to be too swift for the little steamer, and the plans had to be abandoned.

Muhammad Ali’s Obstruction Muhammad Ali was not at all pleased with Chesney’s endeavor. He feared that once Britain obtained a foothold in Syria, it would diminish his control of the region and lessen the value of the overland route across the Isthmus of Sinai that Thomas Waghorn, British Deputy Consul in Egypt, was simultaneously advocating and promoting. As the overlord of Syria and southeastern Turkey, Muhammad Ali’s son, Ibrahim Pasha could not openly oppose the British expedition. However, he could frustrate matters and complicate the enterprise as much as possible. Food supplies in the region suddenly became difficult to obtain. Native workers deserted the project in droves and precious beasts of burden became difficult to acquire. Nevertheless, the determined Chesney held steadfastly to his dream and refused

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Muhammad Ali, Egypt's Viceroy and the father of Ibrahim Pasha.

to be discouraged. He managed to foil most of the Viceroy’s obstructions by alternately invoking the British Ambassador’s influence at the Sublime Port in Constantinople and lodging protests through the embassy in Cairo.

A Hard Road To Hoe Throughout 1835 and into 1836, the work slowly advanced. The makeshift road snaked its way up the rocky inclines of the mountains, then twisted down through the steep gorges of its eastern slopes. After fording both branches of the Kara Su River, the ungainly cavalcades arrived at the town of Jisr

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Hadid. It was appalling work, and despite plenty of well-muscled workers and the brute force of powerful oxen, the various wagon trains moved at only a snail’s pace, rarely progressing more than three-quarters of a mile each day. When the road zigzagged upwards, Chesney’s engineers were forced to employ pulleys, jacks, blocks and tackles to advance the wagons only a few inches at a time and secure them into place, then repeat the same process to gain another few feet of ground. On the downward grades, the clumsy cargo wagons had to be chained and anchored so that they would not overturn and tumble down the steep ravines.


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IN HISTORY The Imma Plain And Antioch Marshes The next great challenge was traversing the Plain of Imma and its extensive marshes. The marshes had been famous since ancient times, when the Romans once enticed Queen Zenobia’s cavalry into the spongymire and defeated it soundly. The wagons continually bogged down in the mud, and a huge diving bell, which proved far too heavy, sank completely out of sight. It was abandoned, but later found by probing the mire with long bamboo poles. Eventually it was recovered by placing wooden planks on top of the boggy soil, then using teams of oxen to pull it to firmer ground. At Guzel Burj some of the cargo was floated across Lake Antioch by rafts to the town of Murad Pasha. From there they traversed some 90 miles of the same desert terrain described by both Homer Davenport and Azpeitia de Moros in their respective books, My Quest of the Arabian Horse and En Busca del Caballo Árabe. The ingenuity employed in the transport of the steamboats was often innovative: Once, to replace a broken section of a sledge, Chesney’s force went so far as to buy a house and demolish it so that its roof beam could be used as a replacement. In another effort to advance, a sail was attached to one of the wagons in the hope that the wind might improve its mobility, but to no avail.

On July 21, only three days after arriving at Port William, the ever-confident Chesney wrote to Sir Robert Grant in Bombay to inform him that the Euphrates should be at Basra to collect the Indian mail by October 1. It would then make its return upriver to Syria. However, cost overruns, torrential rains and a myriad of complications arose which derailed his optimistic predictions. On February 27, 1836, following months of overwhelming toil, teams of more than 100 straining oxen transporting the last section of boiler lurched through a triumphant arch which had been built at the river’s edge to commemorate the success of the first stage of Chesney’s colossal undertaking.

Port William Across the river from Bir (today’s Birecik, Turkey), Chesney’s men built a quadrangle stone fort, workshops, a mess hall, huts and tents to house the workers and members of the expedition. It was a desolate base camp, infested with insects, where packs of jackals would bark and howl throughout the night. Major earthworks were dug 40 feet from the riverbank. A gang of experienced riveters from Aleppo set to work assembling the two vessels beneath the scorching desert sun. At 46, Chesney was the oldest member of the expedition. He came down with sunstroke and the riveters halted their work to afford him some tranquility. However, the indomitable captain ordered them back to their chores and wrote, “I soon discovered that the stillness greatly aggravated my fever, while the sound of eight hammers hard at work gave me immediate relief.” Before the project had ended, two sappers and a seaman died from various causes.

Major General Francis Rawdon Chesney, the leader of the Euphrates Expedition.

The Big Splash Some 13 months after leaving England, the British and Turkish flags were unfurled and a 21-gun salute was fired in honor of the Ottoman sultan. With a resounding “hip, hip, hurrah!” the Euphrates slid down the ramp and splashed into the river for its trial run. A multitude of curious villagers and awestruck Bedouins

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congregated from miles around and watched in disbelief as clouds of black smoke bellowed from the ship’s tail funnel. In the excitement, a child fell from the minaret of a nearby mosque and landed unhurt on the ground, which sparked conjecture as to what the incident implied for the future success of the expedition. On March 16, 1836, Chesney’s 47th birthday, the Euphrates steamed a few miles upriver on its trial run but promptly ran aground on a sandbank, damaging its rudder and filling the main cabin with water. The problems were resolved and the following morning, mindful of British prestige, a 21-gun salute in honor of the sultan was discharged at Bir.

Daring Men And Pretty Pauline The individuals that comprised the expedition were an eclectic group with interesting pasts. Aboard the Enterprise, the crew consisted of 22 officers and scientists, 13 Arab seamen, a resourceful Maltese steward, an American Negro cook, and Christian Rassam (who later

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was named British Consul in Mosul and played a key role in Layard’s Nineveh discovery). The captain of the Euphrates was Lt. Richard Francis Cleaveland, borrowed from the Royal Navy, where he had recently served on the HMS Phoenix, one of England’s first steam-powered warships. Alexander Hector, the purser, had been a member of MacGregor Laird’s 1832 Niger Expedition. James Fitzjames, the expedition’s best cartographer, was described as a “charismatic born leader” whose nine years of service on British battleships had taken him to Greece, Portugal and Mexico. In 1848, he and the entire crew of the Erebus would perish in the Arctic searching for the Northwest Passage. William Francis Ainsworth, a volunteer who enlisted without pay, was both a surgeon and a geologist who would later endure the hardships of Oriental travel with Rassam, prospecting for coal in Kurdistan and exploring other remote regions of Persia.

James Fitzjames, a cartographer on the Euphrates Expedition.

There was also a German botanist, Dr. Johann Wilhelm Heifer, and his Huguenot wife, Pauline des


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IN HISTORY Granges. Struck with wanderlust, they were traveling overland to India, and offered their services to the expedition. Chesney, evidently smitten by the pretty young woman, welcomed the company of the highly cultured couple and assigned the Euphrates’ stern cabin, which had been intended for himself, to them. The doctor’s knowledge of natural history, geology and medicine enhanced the scientific investigation of the expedition, and Pauline was a good sketch artist. They later wrote a colorful account of their singular adventures, including their voyage on the Cavendish Bentick, which was transporting Arabian horses f rom Basra and Bushire to Calcutta. Another to sign on was a Europeaneducated Turkish officer sent by Ali Riza Pasha; Seyid Ali arrived f rom Baghdad on foot after having been waylaid by Ánazeh robbers.

Beles And The Beni Said

On March 20, Chesney steamed downstream 101 miles to the ancient ruins of Beles, where the bewildered but affable Arabs of the Beni Said tribe gathered to see the mysterious craft as it towed an ungainly coal barge. For a second time, the vessel ran aground on a sandbank, where it remained stuck for two days. Just as Chesney was prepared to move off, the Tigris, which also had been grounded for 13 days further up the river, came into view. At that moment, Fitzjames arrived on foot to inform him that the barge had hit a submerged rock; it had been carried away by the currents with the entire 15 tons of coal, and had sunk to the bottom of the river. Using the diving bell, Chesney’s men endeavored in vain to salvage it. Grimly he ordered that four pontoon rafts be built and lashed together as a replacement, and added woodcutting to the daily chores of the crew. Although the new arrangement worked, it further delayed the itineraries of both steamboats, as thereafter William Francis Ainsworth, a surgeon and geologist they had to stop frequently on the Euphrates Expedition. to gather firewood.

The crew of the smaller Tigris numbered 20 officers and a scientist: Lt. Henry Blosse Lynch, who spoke Arabic and Persian, was second in command of the expedition, on loan from the Indian Navy. In 1833 his ship had wrecked in the Red Sea, but he managed to swim ashore and crossed the Nubian Desert to the Nile. The Duke of Wellington had personally recommended Lt. Robert Cockburn, an able mapmaker and “a most amiable and promising young officer,” to Chesney. John Struthers, an engineer from the Laird shipyard, joined the expedition at Beles. And last but not least, there was courageous John Bell, who subsequently went to Ethiopia, at the time ruled by Emperor Theodore. Bell, famously known as “Theodore’s Englishman,” became prime minister and later died while saving Emperor Theodore’s life.

Throughout the voyage, Bedouins armed with lances, swords and slingshots were often seen. These ghauzs (raiding parties) prompted Chesney to later confess that his only comfort was recollecting King William’s promise of support should they be attacked. The first skirmish with the Arabs occurred at Beles, when a group of Ánazeh pounced on Corporal Greenhill, one of the surveyors, and cut the brass bottoms off his uniform, thinking they were gold. Anxious to avoid a serious conflict, Chesney sent interpreter William Elliot to their camp to invite their chief aboard the steamer. Elliott returned on

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horseback a few days later with three young sheikhs and an escort of camel-mounted Bedouins brandishing lances decorated with ostrich feathers. Later he and Rassam treated the tribe to a display of Congreve rockets, which the Arabs watched with spellbound astonishment. Consequently, the tribal chief proposed that a treaty of friendship and eternal peace should be made between the Ánazeh and King William IV. Although Chesney was hesitant about his authority to act on behalf of the King, Rassam drafted the bilingual documents and they were duly signed. There was also talk of bartering British manufactured goods for Arab wool, but Ainsworth noted that aphrodisiacs were the products sought most by the Ánazeh sheikhs.

Rakka And Zelebiye Chesney and Ainsworth inspected the Caliph’s palace at Rakka and the stone pillions of the old bridge at Thapsacus (Funsa), where Alexander the Great had crossed the river. They also observed that at each anchorage, mysterious horsemen—always the same ones—would observe their activities from a distance, then ride off into the desert. It was assumed that they were Ibrahim Pasha’s spies. On May 15, at the ruined town of Halebiya, Chesney and his companions explored the fortress of Zelebiye, where the Romans had captured Queen Zenobia, who had built the impressive ramparts in the third century A.D. to defend the trade routes to her fabulous capital city of Palmyra. Chesney had estimated that the distance from Bir to Basra and the nearby Persian Gulf was some 1,400 miles. He was

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therefore dismayed when after 34 days, his ships had traveled only 100 miles. At that rate, it would take well more than a year to reach their objective.

Deyr Ez Zor From Deyr ez Zor onward, the Euphrates followed the lighter-draft Tigris, which was usually preceded by four small flatboats that had been built at Bir to take depth readings of the river. Although the Arabs of this region were poor and primitive, the clever Rassam soon persuaded them to barter sheep, milk and butter in exchange for yellow handkerchiefs, music boxes and other trinkets. Despite the problems, dangers and delays, the first two months on the river were pleasant. Progress was slowed by frequent stops to conduct topographical surveys, collect botanical specimens, and perform historic research. Sundays were a day of rest. Couriers rode overland to deliver dispatches and the mail, together with the latest English and European periodicals. Dr. Heifer remarked that he never lacked the latest scientific journal and the officers and crew were able to send reports and letters back home.

Buseyra And The Khabur At Buseyra, where the Khabur River joins the Euphrates from the north, the Tigris steamed up the tributary for 18 miles until the channel became too shallow to navigate. On May 19, the two steamers arrived at Meyadin, the first town in the Pashalik


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of Baghdad, and inspected an imposing ruined castle. The following day they moved 44 miles south to Salihyé, where the river runs against a sheer escarpment, and came upon a great walled city of unknown origins. They conjectured that the ruins had been built by Saladin during the Crusades, but years later, the site was confirmed to be Dura Europos. Founded by Macedonians who had served under Alexander, it was destroyed by the Persians in the mid-third century.

reconnoiter the river’s shoals and mark its rocks and sandbars. However, despite the dangers, Chesney had no alternative but to press on. Each day, time also had to be found to draft the detailed charts. The delays tried everyone’s patience except the Heifers, who were pleased because the interludes provided the opportunity to disembark and collect specimens of the rare plants and strange insects (many of which were unknown to the scientific world) that abounded along the shoreline.

Anah And The Karaba Rapids Between Khabur and Anah, the 130-mile stretch of the Euphrates was extremely treacherous navigation, particularly along the Is Geria Reef and through the Karaba Rapids. Nowadays, hydroelectric dams control the currents, but in Chesney’s era, the river was alternatively dried up or overflowing its banks. It was a challenging struggle to avoid submerged rocks, the tumultuous undercurrent, or running aground on unpredictable shifting sandbars. Often the river would suddenly diverge as it came in contact with islands that would appear without warning, or it would turn in unexpected directions. It would have been difficult to plot a course with reliable charts, but without them, it was a horrendous nightmare. The two ships were obliged to travel in eight-hour stretches, tie to the banks, and wait for the small sounding boats to

Every turn in the river brought a new and fascinating discovery. There were countless birds, wild boars, gazelles and ostriches, and once Pauline sighted a lion ambling along the water’s edge. As for the Bedouins, according to Dr. Heifer, their appearance changed constantly. In the north, they were peaceful riverpeople who swam in the waters aided by inflated goatskins, but shied in fear of the smoke and noise of the two iron-clad ‘monsters.’ Some 300 miles downriver f rom Bir, Chesney optimistically wrote in his diary, “Tomorrow we are to make 130 miles to Ana; we must make up for lost time.” ■

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tours N e w Ye a r ’s We e ke n d

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by LORI R ICIGLIANO photos by VICTOR AND LORI R ICIGLIANO

Celebrating its third year in the Valley of the Sun, the Arabian Horse Farm Tours, organized by the Arab Horse Network and its founders Scott Bailey and David Cains, held its most successful event to date. Organized to introduce new people to the Arabian breed, the tours appear to have met their goal once again, as friends old and new gathered at prominent Scottsdale facilities. At no cost to attendees, the tours, which ran from Wednesday, December 30 through Sunday, January 2, are rapidly becoming a holiday tradition.

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“Since its inception, the tours have provided an attractive format to educate, cultivate and experience all aspects of the Arabian horse lifestyle.� StoneWall Farm Arabians

A crowd of 200 to 600 participants, attracted by newspaper advertising and local television promotion, turned out at each stop on the tour. Included were seasoned Arabian enthusiasts and the general public, all of whom enjoyed not only the beautiful Arabian horses, but also the unique ambience of their ownership. Since its inception, the tours have provided an attractive format to educate, cultivate and experience all aspects of the Arabian horse lifestyle. Food, wine and friends were plentiful, and guests were encouraged to learn more about the Arabian horse, its history, showing, breeding and companionship.

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A special feature this year was the international broadcast of two of the farm tours through Internet live video feeds. More than 2,600 breeders and Arabian horse enthusiasts worldwide were able to view the open houses from their own homes. All Stars Arabians

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Arabian Expressions

Argent Farms/Michael Byatt Arabians

North Arabians International Training Center

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This year’s event highlighted a parade of Arabian horse farms in the Scottsdale valley. Wednesday’s kickoff tour began with Stonewall Farm Arabians, where David Cains and Scott Bailey introduced their prized broodmares and offered an overview of the history of the Arabian horse. They charmed everyone by presenting a “living pedigree” of their breeding program. After this exciting start, the events continued in the same style for the next four days at Hazlewood Arabians, All Stars Arabians, Arabian Expressions, Argent Farms/Michael Byatt Arabians, David Lowe Arabians, North Arabians International Training Center, Pomeroy Arabians/Rae-Dawn Arabians, Equine Image Center, McDonald Arabians, Brookville Arabians, Wunderbar Arabians, Heathcott Training, Terry Holmes Arabians, and Midwest Training Centre. Amurath Arabians was available by appointment.


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“This year’s event highlighted a parade of Arabian horse farms in the Scottsdale valley. Wednesday’s kickoff tour began with Stonewall Farm

Pomeroy Arabians/Rae-Dawn Arabians

Arabians, where David Cains and Scott Bailey introduced their prized broodmares and offered an overview of the history of the Arabian horse. “ Equine Image Center

McDonald Arabians

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BRookville Arabians

Sunday night, Midwest Training Centre hosted a grand finale for the tours. At its open house, national champion after national champion was presented to an enthusiastic 600-plus crowd. A particularly memorable moment came when Brazilian National Champion Arabian stallion *Fausto CRH, in his western pleasure finery, proudly carried the American f lag across the stage during opening ceremonies. The renewing of friendships and holiday good will was well represented at all of the events. The opportunity for everyone to meet some of the top trainers in the industry and see a diverse group of beautiful Arabian horses— some of them the most celebrated national champions in the country—made this event one to be remembered. â–

Heathcott Training

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Scottsdale Farm Tours

“The opportunity for everyone to meet some of the top trainers in the industry and see a diverse

Terry Holmes Arabians

group of beautiful Arabian horses—some of them the most celebrated national champions in the country— made this event one to be remembered.”

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Peggy Dey—2009 Arabian Horse Times E-Newsletter Photo Contest Winner

We Are Reminded … by Linda White Retired Lawrence, Kansas, school psychologist Peggy Dey (pronounced “Die”) has won the 2009 Arabian Horse Times E-Newsletter Photo Contest, with her image of 9-day-old filly Khricket’s joyful introduction to the great outdoors. Dey has long experienced an almost uncanny personal relationship with her Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. She is a psychologist, so it might be expected that she would relate well to others; however, her intuitive connection with her animals, almost all of them rescues, goes even further. It reinforces the reality of the Arabian horse’s intelligence, generous temperament, and obvious interest in human beings. Peggy Dey met her first Arabian in the late 1950s. Filled with Walter Farley’s Black Stallion imagery, she immediately recognized the horse’s intelligence and pleasant demeanor. Especially interesting too was his unusual interest in her and in his mistress. “I fell in love with that stallion!” Dey reminisces. “He was so kind and courteous! His owner, Mabel Crawford, saw how much I loved him, so she allowed me to ride him.” As a child, Dey had fun riding her father’s Belgian draft teams, and had greatly enjoyed exhibiting several horses of her own. When she was 13, her father’s death from leukemia brought that happy existence to an abrupt end. Her older brothers sold their father’s prized Holstein dairy herd, as well as their sister’s and father’s horses. Removed as she now was from the horse world, the young girl kept memories of the beloved Arabian stallion close to her heart. “It took me until I was 50 to get another horse,” she says ruefully. “I grew up and became a clinical psychologist, which translated into a career as a school psychologist.

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I got married, raised children, and although I had no formal art training, I began sculpting dolls. They caught on quickly, and I designed dolls for the Danbury Mint and other collectors’ doll specialists. The doll business grew to the extent that it provided me with the means to buy a 19.5-acre country property, on which I built a Morton pole barn that became my studio. “I have always believed that the doll business was the product of divine intervention,” she offers speculatively. “It allowed me to begin to make my dreams come true.” Some time after Dey had bought the land, a friend called her about two Arabian mares, a mother and daughter, who were being badly neglected. Their owner had told the friend that the ‘meat man’ was coming the next day. “Hey, I can get $250 apiece for them!” he had informed her. “I gave him $200 apiece, a killer’s price, and managed to save them from a horrendous death,” says Dey, barely concealing her distaste for the owner’s behavior. “I brought them home, gave them the love and responsible care they deserved, and I still have them both. “Next, I rescued an 8-month-old mini colt and a Shetland mare. When the doll market went south after 9/11, I returned to being a school psychologist. Not long after that, an Arabian horse owner from a small town nearby began a therapeutic riding program. He contacted me to help him develop some criteria for measuring the progress of the behaviorally and physically challenged children in his program. We developed a check list, but before we could implement it, the man fell ill and died of a brain aneurysm.


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“His kids dispersed all his horses. His daughter called me a short time later to say that she had decided to sell the last five of her father’s horses to a slaughter buyer. They were two pure Polish mares, a Spanish-related mare, a young mare intensely line-bred to *Bask, and a purebred gelding. I told the daughter to wait till I got there! I again paid slaughter prices for the five, which included a ‘filly’ (she was 10 years old). These five had apparently been mistreated, because they were very mistrustful, but we finally got them all loaded and brought them home. The gelding was euthanized several years later, but the four mares are still here.

more people would take the time to get to know their horses ‘personally,’ and to cherish them for the remarkable creatures they are. In this material world, it’s so easy to lose sight of the things in our lives that have real value. “I am supposed to be retired,” she continues, “but I have four jobs now to support these horses. They all know their names, and they come when they’re called. They all whinny at me, and come running whenever they hear me walking or riding the Gator® down to the pasture. Then they lovingly surround me, with absolutely no quarreling, no scuffling, no signs of jealousy.

“I rescued an Appaloosa “Why do I have 30 horses? mare the sellers said was 5 Because I cannot part with years old, but she was, my them. I want to be sure vet determined, more like they are well cared-for and 25 years old. She taught happy for the remainder my granddaughter to ride, of their lives, and there and lived with us for three is only one way I can be happy years before she had assured that will happen. to be euthanized. I have a I train all the young Belgian mare here that was horses so that they will be an embryo transfer mare for Peggy Dey, winner of the 2009 Arabian Horse Times useful, and will find good a Friesian breeder. When E-Newsletter Photo Contest. homes. Unless he or she the mare could no longer is an exceptional individual,” she points out, “a horse carry an embryo, the breeder told me she was headed to with no training under saddle has very little value the killer. I said, ‘No, no!’ I went and got her and brought to the average family. Because the horses here her home, too. I fostered some Blue Star ‘old’ Egyptian are Arabians and Half-Arabians, they are all Arabians for an Arkansas breeder. They were all intensely so intuitive, and so smart! One day, I came linebred, and they had the most wonderful dispositions.” home and found the front pasture gate open. I could see no horses, and I got frantic! I Dey has 30 horses, all but four of which are Arabians or madly gunned the car engine and raced Half-Arabians. “For me, it is a love affair that has nothing up the hill to my house—where they were to do with showing or with our money-driven market,” all standing around outside my garage, she states. “I have made a strong commitment to care waiting for me. I hopped on the Gator® for these animals. I feel that we have a responsibility to and headed for the front pasture. I felt like them. They have so much to offer us, beyond just the the Pied Piper. They all followed me very material. I see so many cast-offs. Every animal has a quietly, obviously ready to go back where certain spiritual value, whether planned or not planned. they belonged. And why would they want Two of the horses here are 27, and several are over 20, but to go anyplace else? They have it made, they are entitled to the best care and a safe, comfortable right here.” ■ retirement. They are a part of our history. I just wish that

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PEGGY DAY of Lawrence, Kansas, is the winner of the 2009 Arabian Horse Times E-Newsletter Photo Contest. Her photo of the foal Khricket running across a pasture was chosen as the one which best captured the essence of the Arabian horse. To be sure, the judging was not easy, and many dierent details were taken into consideration when the ďŹ nal choice was made. All the photos were great, and your response to the contest made it that much more interesting. Thanks to everyone that participated. Again, congratulations to Peggy Day!

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In Memoriam:

Exceladdinn

The statistics are clear. When Exceladdinn flashed across the Arabian stage in the late 1980s, he won every major title in North America for halter stallions—national championships (U.S. and Canada), Scottsdale, Star World, the Ohio Buckeye, and a regional. Then, sold to Brazil, he added that country’s national championship as well. Born at the height of the flamboyant 1980s’ Arabian craze, Exceladdinn was three-quarters Polish in pedigree. His sire was 1979 U.S. National Champion *Aladdinn, and his maternal grandsire was the typey *Excelsjor. His tail female line, however, was historic in its domesticity, offering such names as Amerigo and Fadjur. The mix of bloodlines yielded a hybrid elegance—a balanced, proportional body with athletic potential, and a dishy face that would be considered beautiful even today. Exceladdinn’s life reads a bit like a novel. Injured as a foal, he did not attract the stampede of buyers that his looks might have predicted. Margaret and Mark Kasten of Mystik Hills Stud in Cape Girardeau, Mo., however, were undeterred; Mark was a physician, and after examining x-rays and consulting with veterinarians, determined that proper management would ensure Exceladdinn’s soundness. He was right. Over the years, the stallion was handled by some of the best-known trainers of his day. After a year at stud with Leon Matthias, he was transferred to Lasma and embarked on a three-year show career with Ray LaCroix and later Gene LaCroix. Twenty years ago, the crowds attending the U.S. Nationals in Albuquerque looked forward to a special match-up: Stallion halter would be a showdown between Exceladdinn with Gene LaCroix and Ali Jamaal, presented by Greg Gallún. Both horses were well-titled. Exceladdinn had won the Canadian Nationals in 1986, and begun 1989 with the championship at Scottsdale. After finishing reserve at Scottsdale, Ali Jamaal had traveled to Canada and won the championship there.

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The stands were packed with fans of both stallions, and with the stallion division large enough to be separated into sections, anticipation grew for the final meeting of the favorites in Tingley Coliseum on Saturday night. “It was a close duel as I remember,” Gene LaCroix says. “Exceladdinn was so smooth; even today, he would be considered really pretty-headed. He schooled well, showed well. He was nice, sensitive, easy—made me look good. Leaving the ring after the final, if I felt I could win, I always liked to go out last, and there was a little mind game going on between Greg and me, who would get out last. I won out, and then we won.” “It was one of those things where you held your breath the whole time,” Margaret Kasten recalls. “Until Gene moved, I could not believe we won. It was the culmination of everything—I still occasionally pull the tape out and watch it.” Some memories from those years remain with both LaCroix and Kasten—like the time when IAHA (now AHA) enacted a performance requirement for halter horses, which necessitated Exceladdinn’s qualifying in a regional trail class. Due to his early injury, the stallion had been conditioned throughout his career with driving and on a water treadmill, rather than under saddle. Lasma’s western trainer, Bruce Bates, was assigned the task of guiding him through the trail class. “They put him on Exceladdinn because they thought he was the only one who could stay on him,” Kasten recalls dryly. “After it was over, I asked him, ‘How did you do?’ And he said, ‘Well, anything he had to jump by, he cleared well.’” After his U.S. National Championship, Exceladdinn stood at stud at Rohara Arabians, but a year later, an offer came from Brazil. Under the ownership of Paquito Carrasco of Haras Caranda, the stallion added one final national championship to his record and sired an array of national contenders. Exceladdinn closed out his life at Haras Sahara, under the care of Carrasco’s good friend, Salim Mattar. ■ JANUARY 2010 | 267


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A Lifetime With Arabians Ronteza, Part II by Sheila Varian Last month I began the story of Ronteza, who first brought me notice in the open horse world and in the Arabian world as well. (See December 2009 issue, page 196.) A daughter of *Witez II and the Faronek daughter Ronna, Ronteza was the second horse I trained in the spade bit, and her record in reined cow horse classes was amazingly good. She was such a good citizen, always willing to try to understand when so often I wasn’t sure what I was asking. But I believed in her, and being the great mare that she was, she always did her best. This month, we continue her story. Let me set the scene. It was October, 1961. We had moved to the ranch in Arroyo Grande, three miles from Halcyon, only a couple of years earlier and we had Bay-Abi, but he had not yet been named U.S. National Champion Stallion. We were just beginning to assemble a band of broodmares for him, and earlier in the year, my mother had written to Patricia Lindsay in Great Britain, asking for help in purchasing a mare from Poland. As Poland was in the process of disbanding their state studs, Miss Lindsay was able to arrange for us to buy not one, but three wonderful mares—*Ostroga, *Naganka and *Bachantka—who would be the foundation of the Varian program. By autumn, we were anxiously awaiting their arrival. In the “outside world,” the Cuban Missile Crisis was in the headlines; emotions were running high everywhere, as people feared that a nuclear attack could come at any time. Despite all of that going on, I was focused on a goal: San Francisco’s Cow Palace, where the most important reined cow horse show in the country was held every October. Although I never told anyone, not even my parents (although they had probably guessed), I had doggedly been working toward competing there for five years. In that time, Ronteza had gone from a young hackamore horse as a 3- and 4-year-old to carrying a shanked bit with a bosal and two-rein through her fifth year. By her sixth year, she was straight up in the bridle, showing in a half-breed bit. As a 7-year-old, she was a finished spade bit reined cow horse. In that time, she had competed in 270 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

reined cow horse events all over California and somewhat into Nevada. There was, however, one place I had not shown—the Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace, against the greatest reined cow horses of the day. I didn’t know it at the time, but all the competitors affectionately referred to winning there as “Winning the World.” With the missile threat, I can’t say that it didn’t occur to my mother and me that maybe we shouldn’t be going anywhere. But October had arrived; my dad was happy to stay home and man the ranch as long as we phoned home regularly. So late in that fate-filled month, there we were, mom and I, traveling north with Ronteza loaded in our two-horse Miley trailer. That week would be the worst and best week of my life up to that time. Going into it, the only thing I knew for sure was that those few days would be long and demanding. I knew what Ronteza needed most was not training but conditioning, so for months that had been my priority. Every day after I finished teaching school, I had saddled Ronteza and jogged down the hill to a big hay field across from our 21 acres. With a loose rein on her spade bit, I let her pick her own speed and we trotted lap after lap. Through those months, I had felt her getting stronger, happy to go farther and trot longer. Then the week before hauling Ronteza to San Francisco, my old friend Wayne Vaughn had invited me up to his mother-in-law’s ranch in the Coarsegold/Oakhurst area to work cattle. For two days, Ronteza and I sorted cattle, picking out heifers and pushing them into another field, simple work in which she was always successful. No matter how nervous I might be, Ronteza was completely confident that there was nothing that could get by her. That October was cold and damp, as only San Francisco can be at that time of year. Right there on the ocean, with the Pacific winds sweeping over the peninsula, it is a bone chilling cold that leaves you perpetually uncomfortable. Let me tell you, when there is no sleep in a dank little hotel room that saw its better days many


A Lifetime With Arabians years before, when there is little to fill a day and only one horse to care for (and no place big enough to let that horse stretch her legs in a long trot)—a week goes very slowly. I didn’t know any of the other competitors well enough and was too shy to spend time visiting. The stock horse/ reined cow horse world has habitually been dominated by men. Its history in California traces back to the 18th and 19th centuries, when the vaquero grew to such great prominence on the haciendas, roping, gathering and driving cattle. A California buckaroo had a lot of time to train horses. He was good with his hands, and he was stylish and proud; well-bred horses were his pride and joy. From his job/life work, the vaquero trained the horse to help with the cattle and then showed off how well he had trained his horse with Sunday competitions. At the Cow Palace, the Reined Cow Horse competitions continued the tradition from the huge Spanish land grant ranchos. In October of ’61, 10,000 San Franciscans paid nightly to cheer the bucking horses and bulls, the clowns and ropers, the Saddlebreds and the Reined Cow Horse Championship.

At night, sleeping was impossible. Every time I shut my eyes, my imagination would take over and I would be riding Ronteza, spinning and sliding, sliding and spinning, spinning and sliding. I lay awake feeling every move she would make that I knew so well. I could not break the pattern; when I lay down to sleep, my mind took over and I rode every pattern I had ever seen. I practiced for hours in the dark in the little hotel room that was cold in a way no burping gas heater could overcome. My mother left me alone, and although we were together, she evidently knew much better than I what was going on inside of me. Eliminations for the Light Weight and Heavy Weight horses were held on Thursday morning, with Light

The Cow Palace itself is a giant, quonset-like building (the California Livestock Pavilion, where the rodeo is held), surrounded by halls where the animals are housed. I was so superstitious that when I had to go into the Pavilion, I wouldn’t walk past the Ronteza at the Cow Palace: In the most important competition of her career to date, window in the foyer where she was not going to let any steer get by her. the beautiful Bill Maloy saddle that would be awarded to the winner of the $1,000 Weight horses going first. In those days, patterns could Reined Cow Horse Championship was displayed. I would be anything the judge thought up, and they were given turn and walk all the way back around the arena rather to you just before you rode into the arena. Ronteza was a than walk past that saddle. Today they would call that Light Weight, even though she had developed into a stout staying focused, but then it was just an instinct not to Arabian. At 14.2 hands, with deep muscling down her allow distractions to disrupt my mind. I just stayed quiet hind legs, she was not tall—but she never felt small to my and single-minded. I took good care of Ronteza, cleaned six-foot height. I had to qualify in the top five horses to her stall three or four times a day, made sure her water be able to ride Friday night in the Light Weight class. As was clean and her hay was fresh. I brushed her and told I recall, there were about 30 horses in the Light Weight her nursery rhymes, which always comforted her. division and a similar number in the Heavy Weight class. JANUARY 2010 | 271


A Lifetime With Arabians I took my time saddling Ronteza. The more time I took with the grooming and saddling, the more relaxed she would be. Having shown Ronteza for the past three years, I had learned that getting her “up” for a competition didn’t require excitement; saddling was Ronteza’s warmup. She didn’t like to gallop or do spins to sharpen up before a class. I would take half an hour to saddle, lead her to the arena, and then show. When we were waiting for our call to go in, I sat in the saddle and we stood in the back, behind the other riders, perfectly still. We had to have been the personification of paralysis; our two hearts ka-thumping away, we were both motionless, waiting. If she was going to be “on,” I would feel her heart pounding through the fenders of the saddle.

up going the wrong direction. Riders were being called in by number and my mind was blank. The only thing that saved me was a stroke of luck. As a little kid, I had dropped an iron on my left wrist and the outline was scarred; in my mind, I just kept repeating ‘left is toward the scar, left is toward the scar.’ Then my number was called and I rode into the brightness of the legendary Cow Palace arena. As we loped into our figure eights, everything felt soft and right. I began to relax and concentrate on smooth, round figure eights. Not a leg-broke horse, Ronteza made a change of lead when I thought about changing directions; I thought, and she followed smooth as glass. We were moving as one. Riding a good bridle horse has always been like a song to me. The movements my horse and I make together are the melody that floats through the air. I’d hummed through most of our training sessions, and as I set up for our run down and slide, I could hear the melody in my mind. Ronteza flew down the center of the arena, her head quiet and still, her mouth waiting for the touch of the rein to set her hindquarters in the ground. She made a beautiful, deep slide and I thought about the scar on my arm—left, Sheila, spin to the scar.

The rest of the pattern was fun and joyful; it was easy now. We The Cow Palace’s Light Weight class: Not everything went smoothly. finished our dry work and rode to the end of the arena to receive our cow. I don’t know the name of the fellow that was At that time, I had one overriding fear. I had lost a sorting the cattle, but later he told me he had made sure $1,000 stake in Monterey in the summer; I had won I got a good steer. Ronteza held the steer at the end of the Light Weight class and then gone off pattern in the ring to show her ranch capabilities of keeping a cow the championship, so I was very worried about going out of the herd. The weekend at Wayne Vaughn’s, cutting off pattern. That Thursday morning we were given our and driving 200 head of heifers one by one from one field pattern, which was figure eights with circles on either to another, had made Ronteza invincible in her mind. end, the run down and slide followed by a full spin to She thundered down the arena wall, caught her steer and the left and a half turn to the right. Suddenly, sitting on forced her body in front to turn it back, setting up her run Ronteza, I couldn’t tell right from left, and when I did back up the wall to catch and turn the steer again, as you the spin in my mind, at the end of the first slide I ended 272 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


A Lifetime With Arabians would on a ranch. She may have been only 14.2 hands and an Arabian, but down a wall, Ronteza was as fast and fearless as any Quarter Horse. Finishing the routine by controlling her cow in a circle, I pulled up and knew we had had a “good run.” As I rode out of the arena, I was breathing hard and so was Ronteza. Other riders nodded and said, “Nice ride.” I practically fell out of the saddle, loosened the cinch, and waited to see if we would be called back to ride again on Friday evening. At that time, scores were not called, so you didn’t know where you stood. Not having shown at the Cow Palace before, I didn’t know that the order in which you were called out of the lineup was your placement in the eliminations.

Our Friday night class was scheduled during the rodeo for 9:06. The Cow Palace ran a fast, tight show. When they scheduled your class at 9:06, that’s when you rode, so at 8:15, I began brushing, saddling and reciting my nursery rhymes. At 10 minutes to 9:00, I led Ronteza through the long hallway from the stalls to the arena, squeezing through ropers, rope horses, trick riders, bull riders, bronc riders, and the numbers of people that follow the rodeo crowd. Dick Deller, the judge for the stock horses, gave us our pattern and instructed me to go first. Immediately, I was flooded with panic that I would make a mistake during the pattern. But there was no time

I didn’t watch the other horses go; I just stood leaning against my honest little bay mare, breathing hard. When the last horse rode, we were all summoned back into the arena for the announcer to call the five horses forward that would be showing in the Light Weight class on Friday evening. Ronteza’s sliding stop. In those days, a higher headset was desirable, My number was and this shot was considered the classic image of how to do it. called first … and then four more. There we stood, Ronteza and I, in a to think; our class was called and I rode into the ring. lineup with four of best bridle horsemen in the world. Ronteza felt just the same as she had Thursday morning. She didn’t pay any attention to the 10,000 people in the Ronteza and I were so worn out, I didn’t watch the Heavy stands or the cattle driving up the chute alongside the Weight horses go. I pulled her saddle off, brushed her arena, and neither did I—we were in our own land. I down, and then lay down in her stall to come quietly don’t remember what the pattern was, but it wasn’t the back to life. Mom didn’t say much. So perceptive, she same one we’d had in the eliminations. knew I was in another land and needed to stay there. The rest of Thursday crept by. I sat at the top of the stands, I was told later that the crowd really got into Ronteza and shivering, waiting for Friday evening to come and go. I me. I remember everything as bottomless—endless—easy. now wonder where my mother was or where she went. I When we finished our dry work we rode to the end of don’t know. I don’t even remember eating. the arena, where the same old cowboy sorted through the JANUARY 2010 | 273


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Good horsemen always recognize a good horse. Ronteza was the first Arabian and I was the first girl to win a Reined Cow Horse class at the Cow Palace. When our number was called in the Light Weight class, you can see that the guys on their Quarter Horses had no hard feelings.

cattle and picked me another good steer. Ronteza stood tense and quiet, watching the chute, knowing that at any second her steer would hurtle out. Head low, crouched and motionless, she was back at Wayne Vaughn’s, ready to push the cattle through the gate into the other pasture, just as she had the weekend before. Then the chute door opened and a brocko-faced black steer came whistling out. Ronteza dove for the steer’s head and immediately had control of its mind. Holding it on the back fence to show cutting ability was effortless for her, and the steer responded, turning back hard to get away as she dove on past again to contain it at the end of the arena. Her quick, hard moves bottled the steer, allowing it only 10 feet between turns. No longer directing, I was along for the ride as Ronteza put her heart and soul into being the great mare she so quietly was. Coasting the steer over for the long run down the side of the arena wall, we held up a breath to let it feel a surge of hopeful freedom; it gained speed and ran down the wall as its ancestors had during a stampede. But it had no hope of outrunning this little bay blur who was a horizontal whirlwind, gaining by jumps as she closed ground and then simply locked her hind legs, twisting her neck and shoulders around in front of the steer and forcing it to turn back on itself. Three more times she ran the steer, and three more times she wrapped herself around the front of it, forcing it to scramble back

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around. We were almost done; all that was left was to circle the steer, showing how a game horse would fearlessly push a cow into a small circle to the left and then to the right. But there was trouble in the wind … An evening at the Cow Palace during the Grand National had thrills for everyone—a Grand Entry, with cowgirls riding fast and recklessly, f lags whipping straight out as they wove back and forth; bucking horses; bull fighting clowns; steer ropers; and then to change the pace completely, a Saddlebred class. That Friday evening, to allow time for the steers to be moved in and penned for the bridle horses, a Saddlebred fine harness class had preceded my Light Weight competition. The high-trotting horses pulling the fancy, four-wheeled show buggies had packed the soft footing into a firm hard surface. As Ronteza drove her steer into its third turn, instead of coming back to the outside of the steer to allow it to run again down the wall, this time I asked her not only to drive the steer back hard, but also to come between the steer and the wall in order to push it out into the final wrap-up. Ronteza drove grittily and hard, pushing between the fence and the cow. She was galloping all out with her head down, charging for the shoulder of the cow to finish the circle. Suddenly her feet hit the hard-packed dirt


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her job, just as she had for the last three years. As we waited outside the arena, breathing hard and totally spent, the other four Light Weight horses finished their patterns and worked their cows. Then the five of us rode back into the fabled Cow Palace arena for the announcing of the awards.

Ronteza and I accepting our award as winners of the Light Weight Reined Cow Horse competition at the Cow Palace in 1961.

from the harness horses’ buggies and in one motion she was falling, skidding on her side, not able to catch any dirt to stop her sliding. I was standing over her, feet on either side, the reins still in my hands. The rules echoed through my mind in slow motion. Go off your horse and you are eliminated. Ronteza lay flat on her side, her head lifted as she slid to a stop. Standing over her, I technically was still “on.” What seemed like hours to me were milliseconds. She saw the steer still galloping, but now 10 feet ahead of her, and she lunged to her feet, pulling me right along with her, she was so strongly focused on circling her cow. Ronteza drove for the steer’s head and shoulder, pushing in with all her strength to force the circle small and tight. She was so single-mindedly on her cow, so intently doing her job, that she didn’t notice me leaning over her outside shoulder, untangling the rein from the shank of her spade bit. She was simply finishing

On that Friday night Ronteza bested the best of the Light Weight horses. She was called out number one. The cheering crowd had locked onto a bay Arabian mare and a tall blonde girl that had fallen while circling their cow, yet without losing five strides had finished their work and been pinned first in the preliminaries and the Light Weight class. We had another day and a half yet to go until the championship, which would include the three top Light Weight and the three top Heavy Weight horses. On Sunday afternoon, we would compete for the hand-tooled saddle—and the title of “Winning the World.” ■

Sheila Varian, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., has bred, trained and shown Arabians for more than half a century. Now in its ninth generation, the Varian Arabians program is a dynasty of her bloodlines, with national champions in nearly every division. She has been a leading breeder at Scottsdale and the U.S. Nationals many times, and in 2008 received the USEF/Performance Horse Registry Leading Breeder Award, a selection made over all breeds. Sheila’s own record includes U.S. and Canadian National Championships in halter, English, park, stock horse, and western. She is a recognized authority in the equine industry as a whole, and was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003. Her techniques for socializing and training horses are based on the “soft approach” of the legendary Tom Dorrance, with whom she was close friends from their introduction in the 1960s until his death in 2003. For more information on Varian Arabians, and its April Spring Fling and August Summer Jubilee weekends, please go to www.varianarabians.com.

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SEMINARS/CLINICS/SALES/ OPEN HOUSE/AWARDS APRIL April 24-25, 2010, Varian Arabians’ Spring Fling, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Varian Arabians: 805-489-5802; www.varianarabians.com

REGIONAL SHOWS & CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL April 4, 2010, Region 14 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 15, 2010, Region 15 Competitive Trail Championship, Unionville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074. April 24, 2010, Region 9 50-Mile Endurance Championship, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Trish Dutton, 940-455-2849. April 22-25, 2010, Region 7 Championship Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538 .

SHOWS JANUARY January 23-24, 2010, Central Florida Arabian Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Nicholas Cindric, 386-760-3320. January 29-31, 2010, Sierra Empire, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-803-9319. FEBRUARY February 5-7, 2010, Freedom Classic, Waco, Texas. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. February 6-7, 2010, The Arabian Jubilee, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. February 11-21, 2010, 55th Annual Scottsdale Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Judie Mitten, 602-978-1342. February 13-14, 2010, Dixie Gulf Open Dressage Show, Baker, Florida. Contact: Linda Lester, 904-862-6158.

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MARCH March 5-7, 2010, SASHA Charity Horse Show, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Janie Hamilton, 214-478-0897. March 6-7, 2010, AHAF Spring Fling A and B, Tampa, Florida. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. March 11-14, 2010, Carousel Charity Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 18-21, 2010, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 19-21, 2010, Old Dominion Arabian Show A and B, Williamston, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. March 20-21, 2010, Ocala 15th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: Laureen Ford, 352-629-1427. March 26-28, 2010, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 26-28, 2010, MAHA All Arabian Spring Fling, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. March 26-28, 2010, Alabama All Arabian Show, Andalusia, Alabama. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. March 26-28, 2010, Rancho CA Spring Show A and B, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. APRIL April 1-2, 2010, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Rantoul, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. April 1-4, 2010, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 1-4, 2010, AAHABC Hot To Trot Show, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. April 2, 2010, Bluegrass Spring Festival, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 2-4, 2010, Fiesta Del Mar A and B Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. April 2-4, 2010, Deseret I and II, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. April 2-4, 2010, Western Carolinas Spring Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 3-4, 2010, Arabian Springfest II A and B, Rantoul, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. April 8-11, 2010, Golden Stirrup Classic A and B, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122.

April 3-4, 2010, Bluegrass Classic, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 9-11, 2010, Arkansas Arabian Victory Challenge, Tezarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. April 9-11, 2010, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 9-11, 2010, Annual NCAHA All Arabian Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 9-12, 2010, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. April 15-18, 2010, AHBAO Spring Classic, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Beth Garvison, 503-655-0386. April 16-18, 2010, Heart Of Oklahoma Charity Show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contact: Kelly McFaul, 316-722-4013. April 16-18, 2010, Indiana All Arabian Horse Show, Cloverdale, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. April 20-21, 2010, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. April 23-25, 2010, SD Spring Show A and B, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Contact: Heather Swanson, 605-743-2745. April 23-25, 2010, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 23-25, 2010, OHAHA Springtime Show, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 23-25, 2010, Spring Arabian Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. April 23-25, 2010, Daffodil Arabian Spring Show A and B, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Lisa Gardner, 253-843-2748. April 29-May 2, 2010, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Red Bluff, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. April 30-May 2, 2010, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. April 30-May 2, 2010, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. April 30-May 2, 2010, Mason Dixon Classic, Quentin, Pennsylvania. Contact: Marilyn Ackerman, 315-331-2034. April 30-May 2, 2010, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Debbi Thomas, 860526-9526.


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DISTANCE FEBRUARY February 13-15, 2010, Eastern Mojave Scenic Pioneer 50- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Baker California. Contact: Dian Woodward, 435-7194033. February 27, 2010, Blazing Saddles 25-, 50-, and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Laurel, Mississippi. Contact: Terry Price, 601-605-6079.

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MARCH March 5-7, 2010, Old Pueblo Pioneer 50- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Sonoita, Arizona. Contact: Dian Woodward, 435-719-4033. March 20, 2010, Spring Fling At The Sand Hills 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Patrick, South Carolina. Contact: Vickie Stine, 803-222-0401. APRIL April 17, 2010, Foxcatcher 25- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Elkton, Maryland. Contact: Louisa Emerick, 410-398-7234.. April 24, 2010, Texas Bluebonnet Classic 25-, 50- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Decatur Texas. Contact: Trish Dutton, 940-455-2849.

NATIONAL EVENTS July 24-31, 2010, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. August 16-21, 2010, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. September 21-25, 2010, Sport Horse Nationals, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 22-30, 2010, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

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2009 Featherlite all aluminum 3 horse slant gooseneck with dressing room, drop down windows w/bars, sliding windows on the rear side, escape door, fold-up rear tack, simulator wheel covers, graphics and spare tire. Sharp Look and New Condition. Was $16,975 Now $15,900

2008 Featherlite Silver 4 horse slant gooseneck with dressing room, lined/insulated horse area including ceiling, full pads in horse area, unload light, escape door, drop down windows w/bars, sliding windows on the rear side, fold-up rear tack and Excellent Condition. Keep your horses cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. New over $28,400 Now $17,900

2004 Featherlite all aluminum silver 2 horse straight load with walk-thru into dressing room, mangers, drop down windows w/bars, large sliding windows on the side, saddle racks, bridle hooks, rubberlined, rubber mats, 7’6” tall, graphics and Excellent Condition. Was $10,900 Now $9,900

2007 Featherlite all aluminum 2 horse straight load with padded chest and butt bars, rubberlined, rubber mats, drop down windows with bars, large sliding windows on the sides, 2 tier saddle rack, bridle hook, rear ramp w/dutch doors above, simulator wheel covers, graphics, 7’3” tall. Excellent Condition Was $11,999 Now $10,900

NEW 2008 Featherlite all aluminum 2 horse straight load with walk-thru into dressing room, mangers, 7’6” tall, drop down windows with bars, large sliding windows on the sides, 2 saddle racks, bridle hooks, screen door, LED lights, LOADED. MSRP $20,981 Now $15,900


Index Of Advertisers A Al-Marah Arabians ........... 41-43SSS (153-155) Ames, Dick ......................6-9Reining (230-233) Arabian Horse Association of Arizona............... ........................................................ 76SSS (188) Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance ............. 16, 17 Arabian Horse Times’ E-Marketing ............... 280 Arabian Horse Times’ Online Auction ........... 281 Arabian Horse Times’ Reader’s Choice Awards .... .................................................................. 98, 99 Arabian Horse Times’ Scottsdale .................... 111 Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Cards ...78SSS (190) Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Directory ... 208, 209 Arabian Horse Times’ Subscription .. 77SSS (189) Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain LLC ................... .................................... 62SSS, 63SSS (174, 175) Argent Farms.............. 46SSS, 47SSS (158, 159) Arriviste Arabians......................................... 110 B Battaglia Farms.................................... 288, IBC Bein Performance Horses .........14Reining (238) Brevian Arabians ............................ 68SSS (180) Brian Welman Training Center .......................... .............6, 7Reining (230, 231), 13Reining (237) Buckshot Farms ........................16Reining (240) C Capim Fino .............................................. 44, 45 Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc............ 28, 29, 74, 75, ..........78, 79, 108, 109, 34SSS, 35SSS (146, 147) Chaos Arabians LLC ......................................... .................................... 60SSS, 61SSS (172, 173) Chrishan Park........................................... 76, 77 Crystal McNutt Performance Horses ................. .........................................6, 7Reining (230, 231) Culbreth Equine Training & Management, LLC ........................... 1, 67, 56SSS, 57SSS (168, 169) D Dakar Kartel LLC ...... 48SSS, 49SSS (160, 161) Dana Arabians ................................ 44SSS (156) Dazzo Arabians ........................................ 22, 23 Dellesta Park Arabians ..................... 7SSS (119) Diamond B Training Stables .............................. .....................................10, 11Reining (234, 235) Diamond Hill Arabians ................................ 2, 3 Don Manuel Farms .................................. 42, 43 Double U Ranch LC ................12Reining (236) DST Arabians .................................................... .................FC, 1-16Justify (81-96), 65SSS (177) E Eleanor’s Arabian Farm ...4, 5Reining (228, 229) Enchanted Acres, Inc...................................... 80 Enzo Ltd. Partnership .................... 71SSS (183) EQ Bookkeeping ............................................ 32 Equid System Ltd..................................... 54, 55 Equine Images ............ 50SSS, 51SSS (162, 163) Eric Wolfe Arabians ....................... 69SSS (181)

Erickson, Loren & JoEllen and Jill Mohr .......... ........................................................ 64SSS (176) Esperanza Arabians ........................ 48SSS (160) Evergreen Arabians ........................ 40SSS (152) F Freedom Ranch ............................................ 194 Frierson Atkinson ......................................... 279 Furioso Farm .............. 30SSS, 31SSS (142, 143) G Gallún Farms, Inc. .... 40SSS (152), 71SSS (183) Garrett Training Concepts ............................. 97 Gemini Acres .....................38, 39, 44, 45, 60, 61 H Haras Carandá...................................... 268, 269 Haras La Catalina .................................... 46, 47 Haras Los Palmares .................................. 58, 59 Haras Mayed ................................. 34, 35, 62, 63 Haras Sahara ........................................ 268, 269 Haras Vanguarda ...................................... 56, 57 Heartland Ventures, LLC ............................. 278 Horse and Rider Portraits............................. 279 Horsemen’s Distress Fund ............................ 224 Horsemen’s Distress Fund Auction ...... 286, 287 I Intara Arabians ........... 48SSS, 49SSS (160, 161) International Training Center ............................ ........ 22, 23, 112, 1-5SSS (113-117), 7SSS (119) Iron Horse Farms of Georgia, LLC ................... ................................................ IFC, 66, 100, 101 K Kiesner Training ....................................... 30, 31 L Larson, Claire & Margaret ............. 47SSS (159) Linear Rubber Products, Inc......................... 277 Live Oak Arabians ..... 52SSS, 53SSS (164, 165) Longuini Horse Training ......................... 46, 47 M Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ...................278, BC Merial Limited ........... 74SSS, 75SSS (186, 187) Midwest........................ 8-11, 1-32MW (33-64) Midwest Station I............................................... ........................1-16Justify (81-96), 65SSS (177) Mike Neal Arabian Center LLC ........................ .................................... 60SSS, 61SSS (172, 173) MJ Classic Arabians ......................................... 5 N National Show Horse Registry ..................... 199 North Arabians................................. 6SSS (118) O Oak Ridge Arabians ... 40, 41, 44, 45, 50-53, 60, 61 Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes Show ................ 241 Om El Arab International LLC ..... 59SSS (171) P Palmetto Arabians .......................... 46SSS (158) Parkside Farms ............................... 70SSS (182) Pay-Jay Arabians .......................................... 278

PCF Arabians LLC ........ 4SSS, 5SSS (116, 117) Pomeroy Arabians International ........... 200, 201 Prestige Farms .......................................... 24, 25 Q Quarry Hill Farm ........................................... 73 R R.O. Lervick Arabians ................................. 278 Rae-Dawn Arabians ... 32SSS, 33SSS (144, 145) Rick Gault Training.......................................... 5 Robin Hood Farms......................... 72SSS (184) Rocking W Performance Horses ........................ ..................................................11Reining (235) Running Horse Ranch ............................. 48, 49 S Scheier Farms ............. 66SSS, 67SSS (178, 179) Security West Corp ........................ 58SSS (170) Shada, Inc. ..................54SSS, 55SSS (166, 167), ...............62SSS, 63SSS (174, 175), 73SSS (185) SKY Ranch Arabians.......................................... .................................... 56SSS, 57SSS (168, 169) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians .............. 14, 15 Southwest Farm Servies ............................... 279 Stachowski Farm, Inc.................................18-21 Stone Creek Arabians................................... 279 Stone Ridge Arabians ............................... 52, 53 Strands Arabians ............................ 64SSS (176) Strawberry Banks Farm ............................ 26, 27 T Tamar Arabians Ltd. ................12Reining (236) Tall Timber Arabians ......................................... .................................... 54SSS, 55SSS (166, 167) Taylor Ranch .......................... 80SSS (192), 193 Terry Flanagan Realty .................................. 279 The Hat Lady ............................................... 279 The Marhaabah Legacy Group......................... 7 The Xtreme Partnership ................................. 80 Thirteen Oaks Arabians .......12, 13, 45SSS (157) Toskhara Arabians .............................................. ............................ 29SSS (141), 15Reining (239) Twin Cities Featherlite Trailer Sales, Inc...... 284 V Val de Tara, Inc. ............................................ 279 Vallejo III, Inc........................................... 68, 69 Valley Oak Arabians ........................................... .................................... 30SSS, 31SSS (142, 143) Varian Arabians .................................... 206, 207 Vicki Humphrey Training Center ................ 2, 3 W Whispering Pines Arabians .......... IFC, 1, 65-72 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ................... 278 Wil-O-Mar Arabians ..................... 73SSS (185) Windwalker Enterprises, LLC ............ 288, IBC Wunderbar Arabians ......... 36-39SSS (148-151) Y YE Arabians ................................................... 97

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