Arabian Horse Times January 2011

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Contents January 2011 34



Cover Story: DST Arabians by Colleen Scott

2011 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Preview

by Linda White

1 Midwest Midwest Marketing—An International Influence For 30 Years 166 174

Bringing In New Blood

by Colleen Scott

Roxann Hart Wins 2010 USEF Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup Award by Mary Kirkman



Leaders Of The Times—Gitar MF


The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman—Greg Knowles


Serious Prize Money Available At U.S. Nationals


Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tours, New Year’s Weekend 2011


2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction And Futurity— Still Exceeding All Expectations

by Colleen Scott

by Mary Kirkman by Colleen Scott

by Lori Ricigliano

by Linda White


Hermann Blaser—Matters Of Consequence


The Arabian Horse In History: Palmyra, Bride Of The Desert—Cradle Of The Breed, Part I

by Linda White

by Andrew K. Steen


The 2010 Arabian Horse Times’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner: Shaddo Storm CA by Mary Kirkman


Cytosk (1983-2011)


A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas


Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles


Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland


Calendar Of Events


Index Of Advertisers

by Christy Egan

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Comments From The Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Director of Interactive Bill Konkol

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New Year, New Promise— Don’t Let It Get Away From You When I think about my own philosophies on life, I notice that they are as fickle as the changing seasons. In the winter, I am the somber realist; the spring reflects a more passionate soul; the summer proves me to be a dreamer; and the fall? The fall is where it all comes together, where I am bit of all three. Yet, now it is January and I feel like the somber realist—and that is good news for all of us. You see, things are looking good for our community, and all indications point to renewed growth and opportunity. Some economists have been saying for the past several months that indicators are positive for recovery in our economy. That may be hard for some of us to believe when we aren’t seeing the recovery for ourselves, but what is hopeful in real terms for Arabian horse people is that stories of increased sales are beginning to circulate (by that, I mean more than just the very accomplished, high-dollar show horses that always have a market). The demand is noticeable enough that even those sellers who are cautious have recognized it—and that is hopeful for everyone. Thus, there is a glimmer on the horizon for the Arabian horse community. We may not witness a major economic recovery overnight, but we are looking at a brighter future than what we have known over the past couple of years—and we need to get ready for it. We have heard a lot of suggestions lately about how to improve the industry, and in the next couple of years, we’ll be seeing some new shows and other new ideas for our future. So, let all of us embrace the promise on our horizon, and prepare for new opportunities. As I have said many times before, it is up to each and every one of us to keep the Arabian breed alive and flourishing in North America. Now is a great time to charge up our energy and renew our commitment. There is so much that we can accomplish.

Kevin N. Ludden Editor

U.S. National Champion

*Marwan Al Shaqab & Shalina El Jamaal

Beaut iful Horses... Cherished by breeders around the World!

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Midwest Hosts’s Arabian Farm Tour GRAND Finale to bring in the New Year A closing tradition for the’s Arabian Horse Farm Tours in

Scottsdale, Ariz., over New Year’s weekend was one for the record books, with Midwest leading the way in supporting the benefit for the Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge. Healing Hearts accepts horses in need, coming from dire situations. There was an amazing outpouring of support from Midwest’s clients. Jim and Sally Bedeker of Gemini Acres donated a breeding to their acclaimed stallion Da Vinci FM, who wowed the crowds in Paris last year and attracts considerable international interest. They also donated a breeding to their recently-imported Friesian stallion, Casper Van de Oostwal, who had just arrived from his opening ceremony performance at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky. Don and Janey Morse, owners of Oak Ridge Arabians, also saw the opportunity to help a worthy cause and donated a breeding to their newly-crowned Brazilian National Junior Stallion Champion, Vitorio TO. Arabian horseman Greg Knowles donated his auctioneering services to the benefit. The stage was set for the perfect presentation of Invitational Sale consignments and the magnificent Arabian stallions of Midwest. The weather during tour week was trying at best, including rain, snow, and even a frozen fountain at the Midwest entry on Friday morning. Fortunately, New Year’s Day, on Saturday, brought back the welcome sun. Ja n ua ry 2011 | 9


On Sunday, an overflowing crowd gathered on the Midwest grounds and were

greeted with a presentation of the colors by Natalie Jones, riding Don and Janey’s imported Brazilian National Champion Arabian stallion, *Fausto CRH. Next came an incredible parade of Midwest Invitational Sales consignments. Special song selections introduced horse after horse to thundering applause from the crowd. Nyah Joy IA, a beautiful Padrons Psyche granddaughter, was presented to the crowd, which was in awe of her beauty. Before the next horse could appear, trainer Rodolfo Guzzo, called, “Sold!” Right there in the middle of the presentation, “Joy” was returned to the stage to be photographed with her proud new owners, Bob and Dixie North. Only an extraordinary display of stallion power could wrap up such a presentation. The younger ones came out, including such greats as Vegas DPA and Vitorio TO. One by one, the might of Midwest’s stallion program appeared on stage: with LD Pistal and *Magnum Chall HVP on the front walkway, DA Valentino and Da Vinci FM strutted on stage, and lastly and fittingly, Magnum Psyche appeared at center stage. As the considerable display of stallion prowess became apparent, the crowd roared its approval as surely as the viewers on the live feed must have as well. One by one, the incredible stallions took their leave from the stage, and David waspresented with what had to be the world’s largest bottle of champagne. It was “a ‘little’ thank you for inviting Sshameless to the Midwest stage for the benefit auction,” Lisa Shover, owner of the stallion, told the crowd. After graciously accepting the bottle, David asked Greg to auction it to benefit the Healing Hearts Animal Rescue. Spirited bidding ensued, with Greg urging on the bidders. In the end, Denise Marino and Don Morse bid to buy the bottle together! In the final tally, more than $30,000 was raised for Healing Hearts Animal Rescue efforts. A great big “Hats Off” cheer to Team Midwest and the entire Midwest family for their generosity and enthusiastic support of a cause near and dear to all horse lovers! Stay tuned for news on opening that giant bottle of champagne and the Scottsdale “sparkling events” at Midwest. Happy New Year wishes to one and all!

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U.S. National Top Ten Purebred English Pleasure Maternal brother to National Champion IXL Noble Express Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi

U.S. National Champion Purebred English Pleasure Futurity Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire

U.S. and Canadian National Reserve Champion Park 7 Regional Championships and Reserves in Driving, English Pleasure and Park 2 Time National Top Ten in Pleasure Driving Scottsdale Top Five Stallion Halter Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear

Afire Bey V x Justa Glow+/, by The Chief Justice

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2011 Sales List




Premiere SCA

SHOW HORSES Arioch TRGR (Allience+// x LA Athena) 2006 chestnut gelding. Tremendous young English horse with great motion and the attitude to be an amateur horse. Showing at Scottsdale in English Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tish Kondas. $65,000 Premiere SCA (IXL Noble Express x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2005 grey gelding. National caliber country English for open or amateur. 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten. Now in harness! $35,000 PS A Chiefs Ransom (PS Afire Chief x PS Babylove by LBA Lode Star) 2005 bay gelding. Beautiful type, great frame and a fabulous attitude. Tremendous amateur or open country pleasure horse. Beautiful in harness as well. Ready to go. $30,000


Aequuity SMP

Chief Premonition SMP (PS Afire Chief x Read My Mind by VF Premonition) 2008 bay gelding. The Profire look really comes through on this one. Well under saddle and showing lots of potential to be a English pleasure horse. Quiet, willing mind with plenty of “go forward” motion. Great amateur prospect. $30,000 Chief Commotion SMP (PS Afire Chief x Fawela by Eukaliptus) 2007 grey gelding. Bridles high and tight with great motion! Already white with a dark mane and tail, this guy will stand out! Broke and ready to start in the double bridle. $15,000 Sun Nobelest SMP (The Nobelest x S A Pasafire by Afire Bey V) 2007 chestnut gelding. Tall, flashy, bright chestnut gelding with tons of white. Under saddle and ready to show as a Junior Horse in Hunter Pleasure or Sport Horse. $8,000 Afire And Flames SMP (Afire Bey V x ROL Cypress by Cytosk) 2010 chestnut colt. Full sibling in blood to National Champion ROL Firecracker and ROL Afire Lily. Flashy chestnut with plenty of white. Out of a double *Cytrus mare. $15,000

Baskghazelle SMP



FAMILY HORSES Aequuity SMP (PS Afire Chief x Ameria Nokomis by Aequus) 2009 bay gelding. By a Reserve National Champion Park horse out of the daughter of a Multi-National Champion Park horse. This one is a good mover with quality, type, and substance. $5,000


Chief Exclaim SMP (PS Afire Chief x GC Madamolselle by High Pointe) 2009 grey filly. Good size, ample type and a ground covering stride. Should make an excellent hunter prospect. $5,000

MARES Tranquillity Bey (AA Apollo Bey x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2000 grey mare. A blast to ride with balanced motion and great drive off her hocks. Produced a trotty filly for us that we are retaining. Country/English/Broodmare. A 2010 Country English Pleasure ATR Champion. $20,000

Pretty Amazing

Simply Sinful (Afire Bey V x Mattemoiselle by Zodiac Matador) 2002 chestnut mare. The Matador look really shines through in this one. Trotty with tons of snort and blow! Produced a very nice filly for us. Well broke. Country/broodmare. Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Ameria Nokomis (Aequus+// x Nakkita by *Naturel) 1999 grey mare. A rare daughter of the great Multi-National Champion Park Stallion, Aequus+//. A pedigree full of motion! Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! Private Treaty SA Pasafire (Afire Bey V x Paastelle by *El Paso) 1999 chestnut mare. Big, beautiful daughter of Afire Bey V with a great mare line - passes on lots of size and substance. Has been a good producer and mother. Sells with a breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN 865.388.0507 • Trainer Mike Miller • • cell 608.332.0701

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Congratulations to new owner Chris Johnson of Northwind Arabians.

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When performance counts ...

6-Time National Champion - 26 Years young ... Still going strong!



Breedings available

Offering for sale Ability (MHR Nobility x Nikita DHH) 2002 Bay, Half-Arabian Mare. 2-Time National Champion Jumper—competitive on the open circuit.

All CApoNe (Allience+// x Reperna DHH) 2006 Chestnut, Half-Arabian Gelding. Big with lots of trot. Shows potential for park or English. Under saddle.

She'S NobodyS Fool (The Heat Ison x Ritania DHH) 2003 Bay, Half-Arabian Mare. Region 14 Champion SHIH 2008 & 2009. Started in dressage. Excellent movement.

AlltreSSA (Allience+// x Lucky Atress) 2009 Bay, Half-Arabian Mare. The pedigree says it all!

VF elegANt AFFAir (Baske Afire x VF Elegant Miss) 2006 Bay, Arabian Mare. Very pretty. National level English. Under saddle. This mare has what it takes!

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AllwAyS remember me (Allience+// x Lone Star Love) 2006 Bay, Pure Polish Arabian Mare. This mare would halter and has excellent English movement. Started under saddle.

*Aladdinn x A Love Song, by *Bask AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, AEPA Enrolled Sire, NSH Nominated Sire, Show Horse Alliance Sire, Renai Foundation Sire, Renai Futurity Sire SCID Clear

Where's My sock (Mannos Premier x Lone Star Love) 2008 Chestnut, Half-Arabian Gelding. Will make a very pretty and flashy hunter. Allter ego (Allience+// x Unbelievably Blonde ASHA) 2005 Bay, Half-Arabian Gelding. National Hunter prospect. Started under saddle.

Nancy Shafer, Gregg and Lotta Shafer 5865 Oak Hill Drive W. Farmington, OH 44491 E-mail: 330.847.0776 For breeding information call: 330.274.2039 ~ 440.724.2497

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Breeding for english?

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Purebreds english

half-arabians english


SF Sticker SHoc

(Baske Afire x CL Bay Love) 2003 Bay Stallion.

(SF Specs Shocwave x She’s Real Bad) 2006 Chestnut Mare.

PiStolero PF

HarlemS mS neW Booty

(Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia) 2007 Bay Gelding.

(Baske Afire x Springtime In Harlem) 2006 Bay Mare.

rol Fire BaSk

goomBay SmaSH

(Baske Afire x Matoska) 2007 Bay Gelding.

(AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot ‘Em) 2002 Bay Gelding.

Pa eluSive

Bugzy malone

(Emanor x PA Screen Play) 2002 Grey Gelding.

(Majesteit x Luv Potion) 2004 Bay Gelding.

kySS Sma

Hot rodder PF

(Baske Afire x HH Zodiahana) 2006 Bay Gelding.

(Baske Afire x A Lady At Heart) 2008 Bay Gelding.

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dc one man SHoW

(Baske Afire x Miz Margeurita V) 2007 Chestnut Mare.

(Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous) 2005 Bay Gelding.


licenSe to tHrill PF

(Afire Bey V x MD Aquarius) 2008 Chestnut Colt.

(Baske Afire x Callaway’s Marguerite) 2006 Bay Mare.


Hot air

(Baske Afire x MD Aquarius) 2007 Chestnut Filly.

(Baske Afire x Rita) 2007 Bay Gelding.


SF nitro SHoc

(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 2008 Bay Filly.

(SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue) 2007 Bay Gelding.

Country english Pleasure momentum loa

(Millennium LOA x Baleek) 2002 Bay Gelding. da BomBay SaFire

(Triften x FM Tanzanite) 2006 Grey Gelding. WindaBrae

(Afire Bey V x Clasix Melody) 1999 Bay Gelding. QH tallulaH

(Hey Hallelujah x Especialley) 2004 Grey Mare. SF SPecS amoure

(Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) 2006 Bay Mare. md maximuS

(Baske Afire x Bint Bokara) 2006 Bay Gelding. levitation tm

(Baske Afire x CY Spring Fire) 2005 Bay Gelding.

nutcracker SWeet PF

(Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Déjà Vu) 2008 Chestnut Mare. dramBuie louie

(Baske Afire x Isabel’s Supreme Lady) 2008 Chestnut Gelding. deltaS deligHt mF

(Baske Afire x Pinekrest Delta Force) 2007 Bay Mare. eS magic carPet ride

(RKA Desperados Kid x Koopman's Christina Parader) 2003 Bay Mare. unregiStered

(Baske Afire x SA Sophisticated Lady) 2008 Bay Filly. unregiStered

(Baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess) 2008 Bay Filly. unregiStered

(Baske Afire x Halstead’s Polka Dot) 2008 Bay Filly. unregiStered

(Baske Afire x Pinekrest Delta Force) 2008 Chestnut Filly.

oct ta-BaSke

(Baske Afire x OCT Tassahara) 2008 Chestnut Stallion.

Country english Pleasure

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JJ SPecial edition

(Anza Padron x KB Aphrodite) 2006 Grey Gelding.

(Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2005 Chestnut Gelding.


klP Hott SHot

(Baske Afire x Love Is Alive) 2008 Chestnut Colt.

(Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy) 2007 Chestnut Gelding.


FS noBle dancer

(Baske Afire x Love Is Alive) 2007 Chestnut Colt.

(IXL Noble Express x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer) 2005 Bay Mare.


(Baske Afire x Hot Leggs) 2006 Chestnut Filly. Park md aQuariuS

(Aequus x Classically Yours) 2000 Bay Mare.

StachowSki Farm, inc. Mantua, OH • ScOttSdale, aZ • 330-274-2494 JiM StacHOwSki: 330-603-2116 Peter StacHOwSki: 330-620-0194

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baSke aFire x MatOSka, by ZOdiac MatadOr

Owned by harris arabians ScOtt & Michelle harriS teMecula, ca 951-302-9527 harriSarabianS@gMail.cOM Standing at: StachOwSki FarM, inc. JiM & Peter StachOwSki Mantua, Oh 330-274-2494 JiM, cell: 330-603-2116 inFO@StachOwSki.cOM

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MHR Nobility




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Noble DyNasty PF MHR Nobility x A Blessing (Full sister to Baske Afire) 2009, Chestnut, Arabian, Colt

INvINcIbIlIty PF MHR Nobility x A Blessing (Full sister to Baske Afire) 2009, Chestnut, Arabian, Colt

Great aND Noble PF MHR Nobility x HF Luck Bea Lady (out of dam of HF Mister Chips) 2010, Chestnut, Arabian, Colt

MarchING orDers PF Mamage x Catt (JA Magnificatt x DG Serinett) 2010, Chestnut, Arabian, Colt

toMMy bahaMa PF Vegaz x A Blessing (Full sister to Baske Afire) 2010, Bay, Arabian, Colt

MD bellaMesa MHR Nobility x MC Bellasera (Korinask x Scarlet Jabask) 2008, Chestnut, Arabian, Mare

Noble vIsIoN PF MHR Nobility x Neveah W (Matoi x Justice N Liberty) 2010, Chestnut, Arabian, Mare

Also, offering a select group of bred mares, in foal for 2011. Call for complete sales list and DVD ... better yet, come see them in person!

Irwin Schimmel • 360-256-9432 • Cell: 503-367-4997 P.O. Box 814, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

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Don’t Miss The Event Of The Year!!

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You are cordially invited to attend the Arabian Horse Times

Readers’ Choice Awards honoring our 2010 recipients selected by online voting of our readers.

Monterra at WestWorld, Scottsdale, AZ Thursday, February 17, 2011 6:00-7:00 P.M. Social Hour 7:00 P.M. Dinner Followed by Award Presentations

R.S.V.P. by February 11th to Wayne Anderson • 800-248-4637 • Reserved tables for 10 are available for $500, and single ticket is available for $55. Benefiting Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. Patrons: C. Jarvis Insurance Agency ~ Ferrara Photography ~ Schnieder Saddlery ~ Show Season, Inc.

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A sire of endless beauty and athleticism ...

Now standing at Wolf Springs Ranch in Santa Ynez, California Office 805.686.5555 Greg Harris cell 805.245.5755

David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell P.O. Box 12689, Olympia, WA 98508-2689 • 360-866-8138 • 32 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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Pictured above: Afire Storrm, S Justadream and JJ Astounding Echo all carrying foals. Pictured below: Sienna Apal

By Colleen Scott At a time of the year when most Arabian breeding farms are focusing on stallions, Dave and Tammy Corning and their daughter, Sienna Snell, of DST Arabians, in Olympia, Washington, point out that mares are half the story. Not only are fine mares critical in the production of top-class foals, but the most successful stallions, they believe, come equipped with strong, potent dam lines. That is the core logic at DST: if the stallion is as fine as theirs is, the broodmares must be similarly qualified. At DST, the young sire Justify has more than demonstrated his quality, offering a solid record of halter winners and now an advance guard of performance champions. At the head of the farm’s mare program is the 10-time U.S. National Champion S Justadream, dam of Justify. Playing an equal role in the band are JJ Astounding Echo, Afire Storrm, Gloria Apal, and the Half-Arabian dynamo, She Be Afire. In the near future, two Justify daughters will be taking their place in the group, set to produce the second generation of the stallion’s legacy.

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Natsir ~ Justify x SA Misha Apal Available for purchase

At the same time that she is satisfying her duties as a broodmare, Gloria Apal (Psytadel x SA Misha Apal, by A.S. Natsir-Apal), is the newest show star for DST: at last year’s Las Vegas World Cup Show, she was the highest-scoring mare in competition. Two of her Justify babies already have sold to Belgium, and her Justify son, Apalo, was purchased by Belvedere Farms last year. For the Cornings and Snell—who previously owned her dam and know the potential of the line—the sky is the limit on her future. In 2011, she’ll be showing at Scottsdale before going home to be bred. continued

"Justify has been a real pleasure to work with. He is a very gifted horse under saddle. Every one of his babies that I have ridden have been good movers, well-mannered, and beautiful. I feel very fortunate to be able to ride Justify and his babies. I am sure he is destined to become a great sire of halter and performance horses." ~ Greg Harris DST Arabians in Olympia, Washington.

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At the picturesque Washington farm that is home to DST Arabians, the breeding decisions to date have resulted in a list of champions that increasingly represent the broad spectrum of the show ring. As Justify’s foals, who sparkled from the beginning in halter, have reached the age for under-saddle training, many of their trophies bear titles in western and hunter, and they show talent in country English. The earliest Justify performance stars at the national level are the full brothers Jeepers Kreepers, U.S. National Reserve Champion in the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity, and He Be Jeebie, U.S. and Canadian National top ten in Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse. Both were U.S. National top tens in halter as well, and He Be Jeebie has added a U.S. National top ten in the Hunter Pleasure Futurity to his record. But that’s not all. The purebred Lightnin Storrm, whose halter record includes the titles of World Cup Champion Junior Gelding (as a yearling) and Scottsdale Junior Champion Gelding, will be debuting in country English this year, and he appears fully capable of adding to his tri-color collection. The coming contingent is so strong that the Cornings Multi-National Champion S Justadream

and Snell say that Justify is likely to have representatives in all three performance divisions at the 2011 U.S. Nationals. The story is breaking: for serious breeders of multi-faceted Arabians, sons and daughters of Justify—and the elite mares of DST Arabians—are a must-see.

"I have a Western Pleasure Futurity horse by Justify. It is well-balanced, athletic, and very good-minded. I am looking forward to showing it this year." ~Tommy Garland

“I have had the opportunity to see many great Arabian stallions as young colts and that is when I first saw Justify. He was a shockingly beautiful, bright chestnut weanling colt in the front pasture of Midwest Station I. Bob and Janene Boggs were very proud of him because all could tell at first glance he was very special. That day I saw a unique look of beauty and type. He had a beautiful curved neck, and high tail carriage that floated across the grass. That is what I see in the Justify foals. The sons and daughters of Justify are wonderful show horses. They have a great showing attitude. I am proud to have been a part of the Justify get with the promotion and showing of Mmonsignor (Justify colt). I know firsthand, the support one receives from the Justify family.” ~Jerry Schall

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“The Justify offspring that I have had the pleasure to train are among the brightest stars in our Arabian industry. Not only are they personable, intelligent and attractive, but they have a sincere desire to please. That intent is always there which makes them the first horse I look forward to working with each day. My attention peaks every time I receive a phone call that a Justify son or daughter is heading my way!” ~Gary McDonald Just My Pstyle ~ Justify x Pstylin

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“Just My Pstyle and Sttardom are exceptional horses. Justify sires big, pretty, athletic horses that have the intelligence to excel in both halter and performance. I’m really high on these horses.” ~Bob Locke

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“I like to think of horses and people as “forging a partnership.” Using this concept as a foundation, the get of Justify easily oblige due to their affectionate nature. We all can agree that timing is everything and the Justify get’s willingness to please on a daily basis makes training nothing less than a pleasure. The Justify get are not only light on their feet, but also quick in their minds. Already rewarded for their stand-up beauty, the time has come for their presence to be recognized in the performance arena.” ~Mike Lamb

“I’ve had the honor of working with Justify and his foals. I have come to find them to be very athletic, have great attitudes and great dispositions. Because of those qualities, we’ve been seeing their success in the show ring, not only in halter, but also in performance.” ~João Batista Rodrigues

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“I have really enjoyed the Justify offspring that I’ve been around. I have several favorites that I’ve shown and who I’ve watched show. His foals are very trainable, flexible and beautiful! I had the pleasure of showing Apalo (Justify x Gloria Apal) to a regional championship, Las Vegas reserve championship and national top ten for Mickey Womble of Belvedere Farm. He is a great horse to be around and has his mother and father’s distinctive type. I just love him. I’m looking forward to working with more Justify foals in the future.” ~Andy Sellman

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Renewed, Re-energized And Rockin’ On! February 17-27, 2011 story by LINDA WHITE photos by APRIL VISEL




Come and see for yourself. This horse show is one of the world’s great wonders. It is a fabulous equine thrill ride—a place where competition, celebration and good sportsmanship march proudly, hand in hand, in the Arizona sunlight. No other horse show on earth, Arabian or otherwise, even compares to Scottsdale. And this year, a dynamic new Arabian Horse Association Of Arizona (AHAA) Board of Directors brings megawatts of renewed purpose and revived creative energy to the 56-year-old event. Executive Director Taryl O’Shea Pearson’s excitement is thrilling in itself. When she moved to Scottsdale from Canada in 1998, already an Arabian horse owner and enthusiast, she soon became an AHAA volunteer. The following year, the board offered her the role of Executive Director. Pearson’s enthusiasm crackles with energy as she talks about this year’s show, her 13th. “This new board is really intensely focused and excited,” she begins. “Everyone is positive and refocused on how we can best strengthen and support the Arabian breed and today’s Arabian horse business. This board is looking ahead to the future of the Arabian horse.” Two-term AHAA President Jay Allen echoes her sentiments. “We have some really exciting new offerings for exhibitors, for breeders and for the local community whose interest we try to attract every year. Our new board members have focused on working together to support and help sustain and promote the Arabian breed. This is by far the most cohesive, greatest group of people I have ever worked with.” Most locals are darn glad they live in the Valley of the Sun, but for visitors, the Scottsdale experience is like finding themselves the guests of honor at the world’s largest Alice-in-Wonderland birthday party. Friends old and new are here, along with strangers who soon become friends. There are so many presents, real and metaphorical, to unwrap, and so much to see and do, it may cause dizziness. (Do not drive a vehicle or operate machinery while under this spell.) You may be so enthralled that you hate to waste time eating. Ah, but food awaits you—delicious food, from Indian fry bread to rich, tempting canapés and outrageous desserts, definitely unlike anything Grandma ever made. You can’t take your eyes off the horses, and no wonder. They are some of the world’s finest, as are the people you’ll meet at the show. And more than 250,000 came to this event last year. That’s a quarter of a million visitors, by earthly reckoning. To add to the celebratory atmosphere, the weather here is almost too good to be true.

Mom! Look At That! Every year, an Arabian horse group unveils a new opportunity, almost always with hefty financial incentives and great fun and competition. Why choose Scottsdale instead of a national show or similar venue to introduce the next big thing? Vast exposure is one reason. Remember that quarter of a million people who came to enjoy the 2,236 purebred and Half-Arabian horses that several thousand horse owners and enthusiasts brought to the 2010 show. They entered their animals 9,000 times in the wide variety of classes. No, that isn’t a typo. There were 9,000 entries last year. Could it be that there are no similar events to select alternatively? According to Jay Allen, almost 2,500 horses will be coming to Scottsdale in 2011. Apparently, we knew all along that this show is peerless, without equal. “We have 50 more entries than we had last year, and we expect to get probably 30 more with post entries,” notes Janice Wight, whose involvement with the Scottsdale Show spans 30 years or more.



Adding to the increasing momentum of the Scottsdale Show is the ongoing addition of new, lucrative competitions. “Scottsdale has become the place to debut new programs,” Pearson says. “We give new programs greater visibility and prestige than any other venue. For example, we are introducing a new reined cow horse division this year, and between the two reining divisions we already have more than 600 entries! We’ll probably get more as post entries come in. A core group of reining enthusiasts’ efforts on behalf of Arabian and Half-Arabian reining have created a phenomenon; we are deeply honored that they have chosen Scottsdale to debut their new programs.” Speaking of phenomena, be sure to see the Platinum Performance $5,000 Liberty class sections, shining brightly among all the other feasts for the eyes the studio audience will savor. And don’t miss what the Arabian English Performance Association calls their “new and improved” $100,000 Scottsdale Futurity, the AEPA English Performance Maturity, and the AEPA Futurity Yearlings In-Hand, a riveting spectacle, where the “wow” factor really is over the rainbow, way up high.

“We have some really exciting new offerings

Will That Be 56 Candles, Madam?

for exhibitors, for

Absolutely. This birthday cake will have 56 candles, recalling the more than half a century Scottsdale has annually provided a sure cure for what ails us. The wintertime blues are no match for the climate, history and all the dramatic scenery out here. Arabian horse families (that would be human families) keep relocating to live here, lock, stock and broodmares. Take AHAA president Jay Allen, a second generation horseman and Minnesota transplant who moved his family and horses to the Valley of the Sun in 1998. Now serving his second term as club president, his creativity, dedication and passionate commitment to the horse show and the Arabian breed can make even the old-timers smile.

breeders and for the

“Scottsdale is the marketplace, the place to debut new horses and new programs, and the place to bring back great old horses to the show ring,” he states, his temporarily over-taxed voice becoming hoarser and hoarser as he speaks. Allen has almost talked himself silent, and he still has more than a month to go.

local community whose interest we try to attract every year. Our new board members have focused on working together to support and help sustain and promote the Arabian breed. This is by far the most cohesive, greatest group of people I have ever worked with.”

“We listen to our exhibitors, and try to give people what they want,” he explains. “We keep current with what’s new in this business, and try to stay ahead of the curve with whatever we plan and introduce. There will be something for everyone at Scottsdale 2011.”

It’s Reining Violets Reining and reined cow horse classes are a lot like figure skating, only much more difficult to perform. You don’t have to know anything about

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skating to understand the implications when somebody falls down. Similarly, reining classes are exciting for spectators because they don’t need to know a thing about horses to evaluate for themselves each entry’s performance. Treat yourself to watching a go or two. Whether the performer is a figure skater or a reining horse, clumsiness is easy to spot. So is a brilliant performance. You’ll see lots of those at Scottsdale. The ARHA Reining Futurity has been moved to February this year. Watch for more information in this magazine and on the AHAA website.

“This year we are introducing something completely different with the international classes. A trainer can enter and show two or three horses in one class—and can trot each horse into the arena. With our new format, a groom or assistant will wait in the in-gate area with the

The Wells Fargo Advisors Celebrity Slide Reining Classic will take place on Monday, February 21, at 6 p.m. in the Equidome. Don’t miss the fun! This wildly popular, good-natured competition is another of Scottsdale’s more recent offerings. A “celebrity” Arabian trainer from another discipline will be paired up with a well-known reining trainer and an Arabian reining horse. Because this division is such a dramatic departure from what they normally do, “celebrity” trainers knock themselves out to make good showings on horses they might otherwise never have thrown a leg over. Potential “celebrities” lined up early to sign up for the event this year. Another of the Arabian horse community’s accomplishments is the ARHA Reining Futurity for both purebred and Half-Arabians. A Non-Pro Futurity for 4- and 5-year-old horses, shown in two-handed snaffles by amateurs, debuted in 2010. The NRHA-sanctioned Reining Futurity Classics for purebreds and Half-Arabians will offer $150,000 in prize money, and an NRHA-sanctioned Limited Futurity will feature open and non-pro riders who have not won more than four national titles or $15,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings. The Non-Pro Derby is a strictly-amateur outing for 6-, 7- and 8-year-old horses. Tim Anderson of Amani Reiners has donated $10,000 for the HalfArabian Non-Pro Derby, with the goal of raising $20,000 in prize monies. And you won’t want to be late for the 2011 ARHA Raffle, where the grand prize is a Hesa Zee prospect. Visit for all the details.

trainer’s next horse. We believe this will help create more positive sentiments among horse owners who otherwise might have felt slighted.”


Hey, We’re On TV! This might be the most exciting new element of them all. The AHAA Board has diverted enough money from the club’s advertising budget for Matt Owens to film “Champion of Champions.” This will be a single “class” composed of former Scottsdale champions in various disciplines (English pleasure, native costume, hunter, western pleasure, etc.) who will compete against each other to be named the Champion of Champions. “This will be structured like the Best in Show class at New York’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, where each breed group’s champion (terriers, hounds, working dogs, sporting dogs and the like) compete in a single class for the

Best in Show title,” explains Owens. “A single champion of champions will be selected from among them, but there are no losers. These dogs (or horses) are already champions. “Club members were reluctant at first,” he concedes. “Nobody wanted to have a TV audience watch his champion get defeated by a horse from some other division. Then, Matt came up with the idea of making the class an ‘invitational’ class that specifically targeted the non-horse public and people from other breeds with preconceived notions about Arabians. This breed can do so many things well, and this class will be a great way to show off the breed’s versatility—that there is an Arabian horse for everyone. Every horse needs to have a career. “Members of the TV audience are already interested in horses, or they wouldn’t be watching the show,” he continues. “‘Champion of Champions’ will show them all the fun things Arabian horses can do, and they will imagine themselves on the horse in the film that most appeals to them. An hour long, ‘Champion of Champions’ will be aired on two local networks on the final Saturday night of the show.” Former club president Janice Wight has long been involved in developing the Scottsdale Show’s media presence over the years. She helped put together a half-hour TV program that has been televised locally at well-placed times, and implemented a strong radio campaign promoting

the show. Additionally, effective sign placements at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport alert any incoming traveler to the treat available to them if they will drive out to WestWorld. Wight’s dedication runs in the family: her mother, Lois McCrea (who turned 90 in September!), can be found again this year at her accustomed station, graciously managing exhibitor services.

International Classes With the new International classes, Scottsdale 2011 is introducing a new wrinkle almost guaranteed to lend an extra charge to halter interest. “In the past, a trainer could show only one horse in each halter class,” Jay Allen explains. “That meant the trainer would have to choose from among his customers’ horses the single individuals most likely to win their classes. This naturally created ill will and disappointment among those customers whose horses their trainer didn’t select. “This year we are introducing something completely different with the international classes. A trainer can enter and show two or three horses in one class—and can trot each horse into the arena. (We’ve heard lots of complaints the last few years about the dullness of watching halter horses stroll disinterestedly into the ring.) With our new format, a groom or assistant will wait in the in-gate area with the trainer’s next horse. We believe this will help create more positive sentiments among horse owners who otherwise might have felt slighted.”



Commercial exhibits fill two huge tents—one with 50,000 square feet, and a second with 23,000 square feet. Outdoors, the paved walkway around Wendell Arena is a prime commercial venue. The dollar volume of goods sold from that location can only be guessed, but these lucky vendors’ locations give them a captive audience whenever classes are held in Wendell, which also will have a new look this year.

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“These classes are designed for those horses that judges will score with a modified European system,” continues Allen, “using a scoring protocol similar to what is used in Las Vegas. We’re very excited because the response has been terrific. We have 163 entries in the eight international halter classes. This is phenomenal for any offering because this method allows for some stallions’ offspring’s first appearance. We’re going to split the classes into two nights, and hold all the international classes and championships the first weekend. Our two international judges will judge both the international classes and the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity classes (the SSS classes with our published judging panels).”

More Birthday Cake, Please The Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction and Futurity came out in 2003, and every year it gets bigger and better. “We’re excited about what’s new with the 2011 SSS Auction,” Janice Wight states. “We are moving it to Brett’s Barn (on the east end of WestWorld’s 387-acre expanse). Slated for Wednesday, the 23rd, this will give the auction a more intimate, upscale atmosphere, and we will be decorating the facility beautifully. Th is will allow people to dress up and come to the party, and they won’t have to stand around on a dirt floor. There will be tables in the arena and a completely different, more elegant look. We’re really looking forward to that evening! “And there will be some surprises during the auction that people won’t want to miss,” Allen adds mysteriously. The 2010 Scottsdale Signature Stallion auction brought in $438,100, and participating stallion numbers continue to grow, up from 150 in 2009 to 178 stallions entered this year. Ninety-six fi llies and 81 colts are entered in the SSS yearling classes, while the Auction classes will feature 35 fi llies and 24 colts and geldings. In 2-year-old competition, 45 fi llies, 41 colts and 15 geldings are set for competition.


… And Birthday Gifts? You Betcha Like those Russian dolls that nest inside each other, the Scottsdale Show has all kinds of attractive smaller “shows” within it. The largest of these is the trade show, which accounts for many of those dollars. Walking through the spectacular exhibits is exhilarating anytime, and wouldn’t you know it? This enticing show adjunct too has been redesigned, refurbished, and changed around to give this year’s increased number of vendors’ displays new energy, excitement and visibility, without confounding shoppers. It was wonderful before; how amazing will it be now? Commercial exhibits fill two huge tents—one with 50,000 square feet, and a second with 23,000 square feet. Outdoors, the paved walkway around Wendell Arena is a prime commercial venue. The dollar volume of goods sold from that location can only be guessed, but these lucky vendors’ locations give them a captive audience whenever classes are held in Wendell, which also will have a new look this year.

More Kids, More Party Games The Meet-A-Horse activity is not new, but it gives children an unforgettable experience. These children, many of whom have never been near a real, live horse, are enamored of the beautiful Arabians they will get to meet—and actually be photographed with! Every morning excited, expectant Meet-A-Horse youngsters gather at the designated round pen, eager to begin this wonderful adventure. “Youth are literally our tomorrow,” observes Matt Owens, whose first Scottsdale experience came 39 years ago, when he competed here in a junior showmanship class. “I was eighth out of eight,” he admits, but a new horse changed his luck for the better. Today a successful advertising and marketing specialist, Owens has long been a significant contributor to AHAA’s promotional efforts, particularly to children and youth. “AHAA’s Meet-A-Horse program is typical. It gives every kid the opportunity to meet and sit on a real, live horse,” he points out. “By giving them


a positive encounter with an Arabian horse, we’re hoping to nurture them into becoming our future horse owners. That single experience will stay with them all their lives. They also can make themselves a stick horse or paint a small ceramic horse they get to take home. Having a horse is not a fantasy; it’s an aspiration. “This show is a machine for getting people of all ages actively involved with Arabian horses. We try to craft their experiences with Arabians in a meaningful way and give them the opportunity to take their involvement to the next level. We have to steward them honestly and positively or there will be no tomorrow for the Arabian horse.”

Important Party Guests AHAA’s judges’ committee has again hired only the best. Panel One, consisting of Duane Esser, Todd Hickerson and Joe Polo, will be making the choices in stallion halter and the English performance divisions. Panel Two, looking at mare halter and the western performance classes (excepting working western), will be Bruce Bates, Chuck Mangan and Gene Reichardt. Panel Three, which will be Rick Moser, Debbie Reid and Jack Thomas, will judge youth performance, English and Scottsdale Signature Stallion halter. Panel Four also will be making the decisions in those three divisions. This team will be made up of Scott Brumfield, Steve Dady and Edwin Sutton. Panel Five will consist of Steve Dady, Duane Esser, Gene Reichardt and international judges Alan Preston (Australia) and Renata Schibler (Switzerland). On Panel Six will be Scott Brumfield, Rick Moser, Joe Polo, Alan Preston and Renata Schibler. Judge Seven is Deborah Johnson. Officiating in dressage, sport horses in hand and under saddle will be Bonita Baumgartner, Sue Madden-Mandas, Julie Sodowoski, Eleanor Stine-Masek, Patti O’Connor and Leslie Stohlgren. The hunter/jumper judge is Sheryl Craig, and the reining panel, all esteemed National Reining Horse Association judges, will be Marvin Carse, Carlton Crowe, Drake Johnson, Bob Kail and Pete Kyle. In the cutting, working cow and reined cow horse classes, Doug Ingersoll will be evaluating and scoring the working western horses.

“This show is a machine for getting people of all ages actively involved with Arabian horses. We try to craft their experiences with Arabians in a meaningful way and give them the opportunity to take their involvement to the next level. We have to steward them honestly and positively or there will be no tomorrow for the Arabian horse.”

In Britain in the mid-19th century, when a jockey realized, in the homestretch, that he and his horse were so far out in front that they would never be caught, he would relax his grip on the reins and drop his hands. This theatrical gesture signaled his awareness of certain victory. Soon “hands down” became the perfect phrase for an obvious, guaranteed outcome. From February 17th to the 27th, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show will be the place to be, hands down. ■

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Returning to the Show Ring ...

Alexa Dell & Empress Of Bask

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MIDWEST Marketing an international influence for

30 years

Midwest —setting the market standard for service by Mary Kirkman At Midwest, the essence of marketing is service and results. If you want to sell a horse, David Boggs will find a buyer. If you want to buy a horse, he’ll locate the right candidate and make it available. To fuel the engine of commerce, he and his staff bring in new customers in a myriad of ways. That is how it has been since Boggs burst on the scene in the late 1970s, and a few years later led the chestnut superstar stallion *Padron to the Arabian Triple Crown. He found fame in the show ring—and fortune as a marketer, beginning with the syndication of *Padron. When the *Padron partners were ready to sell, Boggs syndicated the important sire for a whopping $11 million in 90 days.

*Padron and David Boggs.


Since that time, the names of Boggs and Midwest have been synonymous with the ultimate success in halter horses, both in the show ring and in sales. The list of topof-the-line Arabians who have passed through Midwest’s Minnesota and Scottsdale facilities over the past 30 years simply defies compilation. It is not uncommon for more than one headline national champion in any given halter division to be sold through Midwest during a year, and equally routine that the farm’s show string will dominate the regional shows and futurities it attends. In the years that it has shown at the U.S. Nationals, a steady stream of silver trophies has gone to Midwest owners.

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The reason for all of this success, says David Boggs, is that Midwest functions 24/7 on the principle of service to its clients, and he has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. “I think when people go to look for a great horse, they’re also looking for the service as well,” Boggs explains. “What happens when you buy an expensive horse? Who looks after it? Who’s going to take care of your investment, and who’s going to guide that horse through his career? If it’s a breeding stallion, who’s going to manage the horse, market his semen, and promote those foals? Midwest is really the full service package. You can buy the horse, raise the horse, show the horse and market the horse, all under one roof, at a five-star level. To me, that’s what has been important—to surround myself with that less than one percent of the best horses in the world, and then work hard. There are not many days off here; it’s seven days a week.”

Padrons Psyche and Dixie North.

It works. “In my opinion, there is no one better at what he does in the Arabian horse business than David Boggs,” says Don Morse, who with his wife Janey, has been a Midwest client since January 2003. “David has helped us in every aspect of the Arabian business—choosing the best horses for us to buy and show, training and conditioning them, guiding us in our breeding operation, and introducing us to other Arabian business owners/enthusiasts throughout the world.

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“He has won many national championships for us and has been in charge of millions of dollars of sales for us around the world,” Morse concludes. “I feel that there is no one that does this better than David. He is not only a great businessman, but he has become a great friend in the process.” In The Beginning—The Sale The Midwest experience for clients opens with a sale. Private treaty transactions go on all year at Midwest, featuring everything from promising prospects to established

Magnum Psyche

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national champions. For instance, the Scottsdale Champion Mare Dulcinea BHF, purchased through Midwest in early 2009 by Carlos and Christiane Roizner, of Uruguay, went on with Boggs to be named U.S. National Champion Junior Mare eight months later. In the spring of 2010, she changed hands again, this time going to Umberto Bonini, of Haras Ceu Estrelado in Brazil—and in the meantime, her unborn foal had been sold to Jaime Pinheiro, of Haras Vila dos Pinheiros, also in Brazil. In 2010 alone, more than two dozen high-level show contenders or top breeding stock, among them many national champions, sold through Midwest by private treaty. A very good year? Yes, but that is not unusual for the operation. The last time Boggs counted, he had sold an amazing 40 national or international

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champion mares. Included on that list were such standouts as U.S. National Champion Mares Bask Calonett, NH Love Potion, Amber Satin, La Duquesa, JBK Mystic Fawn, Europa El Jamaal, Bey Fireeshah, S Justadream, JJ La Estrella and Maggdalina. Just as important to the equine investor, many of those individuals sold multiple times, increasing the return for each owner. JJ La Estrella, for example, sold three times, as did S Justadream, who now anchors the breeding program at DST Arabians in Olympia, Wash. RD Shahara Bey, 1994 U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly, sold five times, eventually joining the breeding program at North Arabians, in Romona, Calif. And the list goes on.

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The story is the same for stallions. After Boggs syndicated *Padron, he presented and sold the stallion’s legendary son Padrons Psyche—and then Psyche’s son, the megastar Magnum Psyche, and Magnum’s son, the Brazilian Champion and United States Champion Junior Stallion, Magnum Chall HVP. That was not the first time Midwest has handled a dynasty. In 1991, Boggs sold $1.5 millon in Bey Shah breeding packages for Dan and Maureen Grossman. Then, in 1998, he sold Bey Shah to Shellbird, Inc. And he also sold the influential Bey Shah son, RSD Dark Victory, to Harold and Dolly Orr. The buyers have ranged from newcomers in the industry to internationally-known names.

Bey Shah

All in all, it is estimated that Midwest has marketed in excess of $30 million worth of international, national and reserve national champion mares, and more than $40 million in those categories of stallions. In addition, the sale of other bloodstock—leading sires such as El Shaklan, Fame VF, *Almaden, DA Valentino and Da Vinci FM, as well as proven broodmares, show prospects and other solid contenders—has attracted an estimated $20 million. That makes an impressive total of more than $90 million in about 30 years. Midwest also organizes public auctions which have become known for their high-dollar return. There have been many sales over the years, but the Midwest Invitational Sale, held during the Arabian community’s annual trek to Scottsdale, is the most famous. “In 2007, we sold over $20 million dollars in Arabians horses,” Boggs recalls of a recent auction highlight. “It’s been phenomenal.”

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Fame VF

El Shaklan

This year marks an innovation in Midwest sales. Instead of a glamour evening at its Scottsdale facility, part of the Invitational Sale will be held online. Buying a horse through the online auction is very simple, he says. “All interested parties have to do is go to the Arabian Horse Times website and click on the sign for the Midwest Invitational Sale. Then click on the bar that says ‘Register,’ and create your own account. From there, you’re shopping; a list of horses will come up. You only have to click on the ones that interest you and you’ll see photographs, pedigrees and background information. Near the bottom of the page is the form for bidding, which is simple. You can keep up with the bidding manually or, if you like, enter the amount that is your top price, and if necessary, the site will bid incrementally for you up to that amount. There is a button for ‘auction terms’ at the bottom of the page, and buyers should read that, but the whole process is pretty much the same as if you were sitting around the stage at our place in Scottsdale—except that you don’t have to leave the luxury and convenience of your home or hotel room.”

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Da Vinci FM

*Vitorio TO

The Continuum—Long-Term Clients The Midwest record of achievement for its clients has produced loyalty; many people who were with Boggs when he began in the 1970s are still customers. Current supporter Paul Emerson has supplied Boggs with show contenders for nearly 40 years, and Dick Ames, of Cedar Ridge Arabians, entrusted him with Gai Fawn, the trainer’s first U.S. National top ten mare (1979). “The Ames family and the Boggs family go way back,” Ames says. “Our kids grew up together and attended shows. David showed our first top ten mare for us, Gai Fawn. He has also been very instrumental in helping us market some of our halter horses. He’s been involved with the sales of national champions Ames Jasmine, Ames Charisma, Smarty Ames, and a lot of the get that Magnum Psyche and Ames Mirage have produced. David is simply the best at marketing the Arabian horse.” They aren’t the only ones with a long past at Midwest: Walter Mishek, Fernando de Santibanes, Lady Gina Pelham, Dan and Maureen Grossman and others have double-digit history with Boggs. The Grossmans, who now have multi-U.S. National Champion DA Valentino, have known Boggs since 1984. “Over that time, we’ve become very good friends and clients, and we have a very good working synergy between our horse business and his horse business,” says 8 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Dan. “I know of no one in the world who has run an Arabian horse business to the level and expertise and consistency that David Boggs has. ‘Consistent, honest, extremely hard working, intense, fun, dependable’— those are some of the words I would use to describe his business. “Any business has its detractors; people take shots about other people without having any experience with them,” he continues, “but with Midwest, I’ve lived it. David treats his clients like he would want to be treated. He couldn’t be a better match for me. Our relationship has always been black-and-white and ethical. He’s never been anything but straightforward with us, and we’ve done multiple millions of dollars worth of transactions. He’s bought and sold horses

Goddess Of Marwan

around the globe. I consider him a great businessman and great friend.” Driving The Excitement—The Show Ring Midwest’s record in the halter show ring is unmatched. Its show string is not only accomplished, but deep; for farm clients to finish champion and reserve in any given class is no longer considered surprising or a stroke of good fortune, because the horses are just that qualified. The names of champion show horses in Midwest’s ascendance is a who’s who of the halter show ring. Even recalling a few highlights since the time of *Padron produces a list that overloads the senses: Bask Calonett, NH Love Potion, Amber Satin and La Duquesa led the parade, along with an equally impressive group of stallions, in a line that just kept lengthening, encompassing the two wins of

Taleed El Qardabiyah

Magnum Psyche, and proceeding on up to the modern era of such headliners as JJ La Estrella and Maggdalina, LD Pistal, DA Valentino and more. Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 9

Dulcinea BHF


In 2004, the farm recorded 11 U.S. National Championships and reserves, an achievement it duplicated in 2005; the following year, there were 15 U.S. National Championships and reserves; in 2007, the total was 17; in 2008, 10 Midwest contenders were national champions or reserves; and in 2009, the number rose to 12. The top tens were stratospheric. Perpetuating Excellence—The Breeding Stallions The show ring and sales are only part of the Midwest scene. Continuing the Arabian breed depends on the judicious breeding of foals. When a stallion leaves the show ring— and even while he is competing—Boggs and his staff guide and promote his breeding career. Here, too, the emphasis is on a global presence. The farm’s satellite program is an innovation in the Arabian industry, facilitating service around the world by providing local representation and banks of frozen semen at various locations. The Engine That Fuels The Future: Promotion One of Midwest’s unique contributions to the American Arabian scene is the scope of its promotional activities. At a time when the biggest challenge the industry faces is the attraction of new buyers, Midwest reaches crowds of potential enthusiasts. Its Scottsdale facility in particular hosts an array of activities for the non-horse public. During show

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BrIngIng IT ALL TOgeTher David Boggs looks to the future with confidence. For the past few years, in the uncertain American economy, his best markets have been to foreign buyers. While he is proud of the record the farm enjoys overseas, he believes that the start of 2011 has witnessed a return of American buyers; in just four weeks, Midwest has seen more than a dozen sales to foreign and domestic buyers alike. That kind of news has everyone at Midwest enthused, clients and new associates alike. Longtime clients do not find the upsurge surprising. It is, they indicate, just part of doing business at Midwest. “David Boggs is the DA Valentino and David Boggs.

consummate professional, as a host, as a trainer, breeder, showman, father and most importantly,

week, the Midwest Family Fair invites the

friend,” says breeder and owner Walter Mishek,

general public to enjoy Arabians in a relaxed,

who adds that he has known Boggs for more

informal setting that showcases the beauty

than 40 years. “In our friendship, we have a

of the horses and the emotional satisfaction

record of national and international champions—

of interacting with them. At other times of

and millions of dollars in sales to breeders

the year, the beautiful layout is available for

throughout the world.”

corporate parties and weddings, offering a low-key exposure to the equine lifestyle for

David Boggs considers what Midwest does to

participants who usually enjoy a level of income

inspire such sentiments. There is the showing,

that makes ownership a very real possibility.

of course; winning attracts followers. But it is the service that keeps them, he says, and that

In Minnesota, a special springtime feature is

relates not only to equine management, but in

“Kids Day,” which addresses the future by

this economy, especially to marketing. “One

working with today’s young people. Busloads of

thing that is paramount about Midwest is that

children from the Otsego and Twin Lakes Public

those who are looking for special horses, whether

Schools, with their families and teachers, are

or not they buy, won’t bypass Midwest without

invited to the farm for a gala visit of fun, games

coming in for a peek,” he says. “They’ll come

and fresh-air fun. The event usually attracts

in and see what we have—and the horses really

about 300 children.

speak for themselves.” Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 11

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MagnuM psyche


tRUe inteRnational champion

Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle

haras mayed

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Fernando & Joaquin de Santibanes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 13



six-time national champion

The Lord of The ring

Versace x DA Love

Stone Ridge ARAbiAnS

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Dan & Maureen Grossman

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Bloomington, Indiana

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 15

16 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Da Vinci fm

united states national reserve champion

now a world renowned sire

Versace x Full Moon Astar

Gemini Acres

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Jim & Sally Bedeker

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Morris, Illinois

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 17

18 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

*MagnuM Chall hvp

United StateS, Canadian & Brazilian national Champion We can only express with extreme gratefulness our involvement with Magnum Chall. Watching his foals competing and winning in the show ring has validated our pride of ownership and gratitude to the breeders and owners of his offspring. Magnum Chall will forever be our "One and Only." — Lucky and Raegen Lurken

Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

LuCky & Raegen LuRken Rochester, Minnesota

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 19

wh Justice the champion maker Sire of World, European, All Nations Cup, Middle East, International and National Champions

Panarea By Palawan WH Justice x Palawan

FM Gloriaa WH Justice x Psity Of Angels

Bess Fa'lzah WH Justice x Sharon El Kendal

Amir Ashiraf WH Justice x Guendalina EQUID SYSTEM LTD. Thierry, Catherine & Thomas Kerjean Villa Guardia (CO), Italy 20 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 21

22 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Vitorio to

united states national champion canadian national champion brazilian national champion

DA Valentino x Sol Natique

oak ridge arabians

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Don & Janey Morse

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Freeport, Illinois

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 23


*Fausto crh brazilian national champion

regional champion • national top ten

FAUSTIANA *Fausto CRH x Cerenephantasy

Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion

oak ridge arabians Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois 24 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 25

26 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


*Maddox van Ryad brazilian national champion

united states national top ten

Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset

Gemini Acres

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Jim & Sally Bedeker

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Morris, Illinois

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 27

28 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

VValiante iowa gold star champion united states national top ten

DA Valentino x KhissTheStars

Gemini Acres

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Jim & Sally Bedeker

Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Morris, Illinois

Iowa Gold Star Stallion Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 29

Rancho las potRancas Felix Cantu Mexico City, Mexico U.S. Representative ~ Johnny Downing


LD PistaL

Four Time NaTioNal ChampioN

Magnum Psyche x Halana AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 31


Legacy of fame united states national champion

brazilian national champion

Haras La CataLina Lady Georgina Pelham Buenos Aries, Argentina 32 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 33

EF Kingston x Angelina DPA

34 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


vegas dpa

united states national top ten

Regional Champion

LUXOR ORA Vegas DPA x HP Martina

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion

oak ridge arabians Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 35


EccEntric ValEntino NatioNal ChampioN DA Valentino x Amelia B, by Magnum Psyche

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Fazenda Floresta

GUzzo traInInG

Luciana Fasano

Rodolfo Guzzo


Brazil: +55 (19) 7806 2228


+1 (619) 200 6464

E-mail: 36 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 37

38 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


*justimagine joy Announcing the

importAtion of this dynAmic young son of wh justice

WH Justice x MVA Thee Love Affair

JOY HORSES Bernard & Ann Joye Belgium Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 39

B jj


regional champion

• national top ten

TA Arabella JJ Bellagio x MWF Urszula

JJ Bellagio x High Korina A

BELLAGIO GROUP Chris Barter Scottsale, Arizona 40 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Magnum Psyche x Joyeuse NY 5/16/07 Chestnut Arabian Stallion



National Champion Kharmel BR

JJ Bellagio x Kharmel BR 2011 Arabian Filly

MARINO ARABIANS Anthony, A.J., Brittany & Denise Marino Birmingham, Alabama Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 41


ANNA MARIE bhf national champion


OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse 42 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah 1/07/07 Chestnut Arabian Mare



In fOAl tO ld pIStAl

Versace x Too Many Roses 2/18/04 Chestnut Half-Arabian Mare

MIDWEST David & Terry Ann Boggs Elk River, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 43



HARAS EL MADAN Pedro Francisco Do Amaral Sorocaba, SP Brazil 44 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Marwan Al Shaqab x Lorena El Madan 3/25/10 Bay Arabian Colt



national halter contender

Magnum Psyche x Louisiana 05/09/09 Chestnut Arabian Filly

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 45


CALVINTINO sra regional champion

STONE RIDGE ARABIANS Dan & Maureen Grossman Bloomington, Indiana 46 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

DA Valentino x LL Albufera 2/20/09 Bay Arabian Colt



national contender

Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan 1/07/09 Bay Arabian Colt

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 47


DA VINCIS JEWEL national contender


Da Vinci FM x Magnum Julep

Jim & Sally Bedeker

3/16/09 Chestnut Arabian Filly

Morris, Illinois 48 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes



national contender

Divine Destinee GA

Da Vinci FM x Divine Destinee GA 3/27/10 Bay Arabian Filly

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 49


DUCHESS OF MARWAN regional champion

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois 50 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

• u.s. NAtiONAl tOp teN

Marwan Al Shaqab x Amety B 4/22/08 Bay Arabian Mare



national champion nsh • regional champion iOWA gOld stAR chAMpiON

DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out 5/11/09 Black Half-Arabian Filly

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 51


ENVY c scottsdale champion

• national top ten

Sells with breeding to Da Vinci FM

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois 52 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Enzo x Silken Sable 2/14/07 Chestnut Arabian Mare

Full sister to National Champion Eden C


*FANTASTICA hvp scottsdale champion

• multi-regional champion

In foal to WH Justice Spring 2011

Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP 4/26/02 Chestnut Arabian Mare Full sister to National Champion Magnum Chall HVP

HARAS LA CATALINA Lady Georgina Pelham Buenos Aires, Argentina Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 53


FAUSTELLA ora iowa gold star reserve champion half-arabian auction filly

Sells with breeding to Vitorio TO

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois 54 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Fausto CRH x SH Sebella 4/03/09 Bay Half-Arabian Filly




reserve national champion mare national champion nsh

Baske Afire x Flameworthy 1/04/06 Bay Half-Arabian Mare

Sells with breeding to Da Vinci FM

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 55


GODDESS OF DA VINCI national contender

Goddess Of Marwan

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois 56 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan 1/02/10 Bay Arabian Filly



national contender

Ynazia HCF Scottsdale Grand Champion Mare

Da Vinci FM x Ynazia HCF 4/19/10 Bay Arabian Filly Sells with breeding to Maddox Van Ryad

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 57


HEREAFTER ia national champion contender


Ever After NA x Magneeka IA

Rogers, Minnesota

3/08/10 Chestnut Arabian Colt 58 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes




regional reserve champion

DA Valentino x HL Infactuation


9/03/09 Chestnut Arabian Filly

Paul & Ann Emerson Lake Elmo, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 59



scottsdale champion & reserve champion regional champion filly

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois 60 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS 1/28/09 Chestnut Half-Arabian Filly Sells with a breeding to Vitorio TO


*jfn CAPTIVE LOVE world champion quality

Padrons Psyche x JJ Pretty Moment 1/07/08 Grey Arabian Mare

Congratulations to world class breeders, Bob and Dixie North, on their historic purchase of JFN Captive Love from your friends Strawberry Banks Farm and Misheks Arabians. Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 61


*jj EVENING STAR iowa gold star champion

HALBROOK ARABIANS Pam Halbrook & Pam Bauerlein Tucson, Arizona 62 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique 1/2/08 Chestnut Arabian Mare Offered with breeding to DA Valventino or WH Justice



national champion contender

DA Valentino x Kharmel BR 4/17/10 Bay Arabian Filly

MARINO ARABIANS Anthony, A.J., Brittany & Denise Marino Birmingham, Alabama Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 63


*LORENA EL MADAN brazilian national winner

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois 64 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Borsalino K x Bryelle NA 2/21/06 Bay Arabian Mare Offered with breeding to Vitorio TO or WH Justice



regional champion

KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna 2/05/09 Bay Arabian Filly

LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 65

M skf


national reserve champion • scottsdale champion

SHERMAN & ELAINE MILLER Liberty, Missouri 66 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Magnum Psyche x Jackie Monasis 6/01/08 Black Half-Arabian Gelding



full sibling to multiple national champions 2011 iowa gold star auction filly entry

Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage 2/01/10 Chestnut Arabian Filly

CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family Jordan, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 67

A ofw


national champion contender

FAZENDA FLORESTA Luciana Fasano Brazil 68 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

DA Valentino x Hafati Julianna 4/27/10 Bay Arabian Filly



iowa gold star champion auction filly

Sells with breeding to Da Vinci FM

Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage 2/12/09 Chestnut Arabian Filly

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 69



Sells with breeding to DA Valentino

LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota 70 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Pprovidence x Rosebud SS 5/12/08 Bay Arabian Mare



iowa gold star champion

Magnum Psyche x Padrons Contessa 5/18/09 Chestnut Arabian Filly

• regional champion

HARAS LOS PALMARES Carlos Roizner & Christiane Packwitz Punta Del Este, Uruguay Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 71


PRINCESS STIVALIA ld national contender

Sells with breeding to DA Valentino

LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota 72 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Stival x Queen Adiamonds 4/19/10 Chestnut Arabian Filly



scottsdale jr. champion filly

national reserve champion

• regional champion

Sells with breeding to Vitorio TO Rahere x Dyna HCF 4/17/08 Bay Arabian Mare

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 73



multi-national champion • bred to da valentino

DA Valentino

TODD & GLENA WEEGENS Freeport, Illinois 74 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy Of Love 2/09/07 Chestnut Half-Arabian Mare


ROHARA MISS AMY in foal to da valentino

DA Valentino

Magnum Psyche x S Justatinkerbell 5/05/06 Chestnut Arabian Mare

STONE RIDGE ARABIANS Dan & Maureen Grossman Bloomington, Indiana Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 75


SHE BE CLASSY ora national halter and english contender

She Be Adiva KBS


Afires Heir x She Be Adiva KBS

Don & Janey Morse

5/20/10 Bay Half-Arabian Filly

Freeport, Illinois 76 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


SHES STILL JAMMIN national champion halter contender

She Be Adiva KBS

Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS 5/02/10 Chestnut Half-Arabian Filly

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 77



iowa gold star auction colt entry scottdale signature stallion nominated

MARINO ARABIANS Anthony, A.J., Brittany & Denise Marino Birmingham, Alabama 78 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Legacy Of Fame x JJ Symphony 4/24/10 Bay Arabian Colt




national yearling contender

Da Vinci FM x SW Jasmine 4/21/10 Chestnut Arabian Filly

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 79


SYMPHONY OF LOVE regional champion

• national top ten

Sells with breeding to Da Vinci FM

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois 80 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

El Nabila B x HED Caramba 2/21/08 Chestnut Arabian Mare




iowa gold star reserve champion auction filly

Sells with breeding to Vitorio TO

Da Vinci FM x CR Lilly 4/8/09 Bay Arabian Filly

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 81


TWISTAFORTUNE jb regional champion

OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois 82 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Fausto CRH x Twistafate JB 5/27/08 Bay Arabian Stallion



national champion

DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds 3/24/08 Bay Arabian Gelding

• multi-regional champion

LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 83


VANTASIA v national halter contender

HARAS STIGMATAS Carlos Roberto De Menezes Sao Paulo, SP Brazil 84 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

DA Valentino x Boardwalksfantasy 6/26/09 Bay Arabian Filly



unanimous regional champion iowa gold star champion

DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds 3/28/09 Bay Arabian Colt

LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 85

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multi-national and regional champion

In foal to *Maddox Van Ryad

GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois 86 Midwest | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Versace x Oliviah 3/30/02 Bay Half-Arabian Mare Sells with breeding to Da Vinci FM


*zt MACJA supreme champion halter

polermo, buenos aires, argentina

In foal to Ryad El Jamaal

AB Magnum x Pistacja 8/22/04 Bay Arabian Mare

TODD & GLENA WEEGENS Freeport, Illinois Ja n ua ry 2011 | Midwest 87


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Dreams Do Come True ... Dale Lane has loved horses all of his life. His dad gave him his first horse when he was in third grade. From that day on he longed for the day he could have his own ranch, and 30 years ago that dream came true. Though he fell in love with the Arabian English horse, his passion has been breeding national quality horses for all disciplines. At one time, he had four Bask sons standing at stud and the future is brighter than ever before—he is breeding to the top stallions in the world today. Dale says, “We love breeding great mares and seeing their babies succeed.” One of his recent national winners was Hallelujah Fire (Hey Hallelujah x Omega Jambri). This talented gelding started his career winning 2007 U.S. National Top Five English Pleasure Junior Horse. Since then, he has won 8 national top ten championships (shown and trained by Phil Mitchem). Hallelujah Fire (Hey Hallelujah x Omega Jambri).

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Justice Storm (Alimah Justice x MC Fyre Storm) bay, 8-year-old mare - English I Candie HTM (Afire Bey V x AH Victorian Lace) bay, 4-year-old Half-Arabian mare - Halter/English Miss Afire Bey V (Afire Bey V x Miss Magnificat) chestnut, 4-year-old mare - English KL Basks Heir (Afires Heir x K Elusive Fire) chestnut, 3-year-old gelding - English Magnificat Afire (Afire Bey V x Miss Magnificat) bay, 3-year-old mare - Halter/English KL Hopes Afire (Afire Bey V x K Elusive Fire) chestnut, yearling stallion - English

Justice Storm

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Youth National Champion, Western Pleasure (JTR 14–17) Youth Reserve National Champion, Western Pleasure (JOTR 14–17)

Laura Smith ~ GK A-Lexus

Youth National Top Ten, Western Pleasure (JTR 14–17)

Jessica Barker ~ RSK Magnums Magic Youth National Top Ten, Western Pleasure (JOTR 13 and under)

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we’re back... Scottsdale 2011

LauraSmith ~ gk a-lexus 2010 Top Ten, Western Pleasure, jtr

Chief Dakota Bar x Abbas Ramar

Also Showing at Scottsdale 2011

EE Xtreme Heat with Laura Smith RSK Magnums Magic with Jessica Barker Kapital DF with Jessica Barker Chattahoochee DWF with Shahar Lawrence

GK Crown La Karisma with Shawn Silcox Half Arabian Reining Futurity Chief Dakota Bar x Crown Kapricka


2010 Region 8 Champion


wishes her younger sister good luck in Scottsdale 2011 sire: Magnum Chall hvp dam: Crown Kapricka

Introducing (Go get ‘em little sister):

Scottsdale Contenders 2011 Foals:

MagnumMajestica A “ New Generation of Champions” Signature Stallion

yearling fillies

Open Yearling Fillies jan 1–april 15

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presents his charismatic son, following in his footsteps

~ saturday nite afire ~

Half Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Yearling Colts

Baske Afire x CS Nite Fever

Julie Daniels

SundanceKidV says: “This is how the West was won�

half Arabian Stock/ Hunter Type Yearling Fillies

Sundance Kid V x Just to Fool You (paint mare)


~ billie the kid grk ~


Introducing a New Generation of Champions: We were sad to learn of the passing of Amarii in 2010—taken home suddenly at 3 years old. GRK Farms is proud to introduce his only 2 colts and living legacy:

That’s Amoré


Amarii Adoniis/Sonora Rose 2007–2010

Amarii x Striking Beauty Open Yearling Colts jan 1st–april 15th


BlackJack Grk

Open Yearling Colts april 16th–Dec 31st

Julie Daniels

Join us at GRK Farms Barn at Scottsdale 2011 Contact: Priscilla Cluff 801-234-0295 Gary Kehl 801-560-9688

Where Form...

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Marks the spot Combining the best of the great Magnum, Brass, and Afire Bey V Gold Star Futurity Nominated Stallion Breeding Discounts during Scottsdale Show

Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage

Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Contender with Shan Wilson 2008 Iowa Gold star ChaMpIon YearlInG Colt 2008 MInnesota Fall FestIval reserve ChaMpIon YearlInG Colt 2008 reGIon vI ChaMpIon YearlInG Colt 2008 reGIon X reserve ChaMpIon YearlInG Colt

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Sales offerings AthenA DB Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA 3/31/07, bay Arabian mare. Full sister to Multi-National Champion Kharismatic PGA. Started in western. the VelVet touch hPF SJ Mikhail +++// x Velvet Creshendo ++// 4/15/04, chestnut Half-Arabian gelding. Regional winner, ready for youth rider in hunter pleasure. Big AnD Rich Baske Afire x Highpoint’s Queensland 3/3/05, black bay Half-Arabian gelding. Ready to show in hunter pleasure. SAVn RoSeS Pension CAHR x Matelleste (Zodiac Matador) 4/25/06, bay Arabian mare. Well started in country English, will be ready to show in the spring. Great broodmare prospect. SAVn gRAce Pension CAHR x Mattapelle (Zodiac Matador out of a Barbary daughter) 4/28/06, bay Arabian mare. Great broodmare prospect. DynAmix BA Pension CAHR x Matelleste (Zodiac Matador) 4/21/07, bay Arabian gelding. Started in English, showing excellent potential. SABRe BA Pension CAHR x Mattapelle (Zodiac Matador out of a Barbary daughter) 5/25/07, bay Arabian gelding. Started in English, showing great potential. APhRoDite FA Fame VF x ANW Simplicity 5/23/94, bay Arabian mare. Dam of Athena DB and Multi-National Champion Kharismatic PGA. Proven broodmare. Mike and Beth Whelihan

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Cease Fire +++ x Broadway Babe • 5/24/96

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Bringing In New Blood by Colleen scott When jessica bein, bein Performance Horses, scottsdale, ariz., received 437 responses for half-price riding lessons as a result of a Groupon™, she was nearly panic-stricken. Her experiment with the online direct marketing program that offers daily deals in select cities had paid off only too well. “i thought we might get 80 people, or even 100,” she says. “but more than 400? i never imagined there would be that many people.” While the sheer volume was exponentially more than expected, bein had achieved exactly what she wanted: attracting new and more people to the arabian horse community. it is a mission she is passionate about and eager to share with others. “my basic request to our industry is to reach out and create a welcoming environment to the ‘un-horsed,’ she says. “if you are a breeder, have an open house and show off your foals in the spring. if you are capable of lessons, don’t just wait for ‘the big one’ to come to you; cast your line into a new, fresh group of people.” after doing just that via Groupon™, bein not only exposed hundreds of people to a positive experience with the arabian horse, but she also uncovered some potentially long-term breed enthusiasts. in fact, when we last spoke with bein, she was taking several new clients to observe their first arabian horse show. 166 | a r a bi a n Hor se T i mes

“While a lot of people want to look to the arabian Horse association to take care of the marketing aspect of the industry, i think it has to start at the grass roots level,” she says. “if one barn in each state did something new and creative to attract people to the industry, such as Groupon™ or open houses, even if only five people continued with any interest, that would be 250-plus people walking around at our shows buying from our vendors. it doesn’t matter if they stick with your program or go to another program— all that matters is that there is circulation. eventually those people will need saddles, horses, show clothes, vets and farriers. The point is, if we all do something small such as an open house, camp or riding lessons, we all (the trainer, assistant, farrier, vet, association) benefit.” The Groupon™ Phenomenon For those unfamiliar with Groupon™, the concept is simple. Through a daily e-mail, Groupon™ subscribers (subscriptions are free) are provided with the “Deal of the Day.” if a pre-established number of people purchase the deal (usually for half off a specific service or product), the deal is “on.” Launched in 2008, the service is now in 250 cities. similar group buying companies such as Dealbug, Livingsocial, Gilt Groupe and buyWithme have popped up in other parts of the country, leading

Bringing in new Blood new people in the barn to share their love of the arabian horse with.” What bein and reid both point out is that the best way to get people over their stereotypical beliefs about arabian horses (they are crazy, too spirited, uncontrollable) is to have them meet one up close and personal. Linda brown of Prairie Gem stables, omaha, neb., concurs. “it doesn’t take much to convince them that arabians are very special horses,” she says. Bringing People And Arabians Together at a time when new registrations are down and shows around the country are struggling, what else are people doing besides offering affordable lessons via internet marketing efforts in order to draw people to their programs? Plenty. Here is just a sampling.

consumer experts to believe that the concept is here to stay. bein, who just did another Groupon™ promotion with similar results, encouraged her longtime friend and fellow horse trainer erin reid to try it. reid of rHC riding academy had moved from Pennsylvania to a small town east of Louisville, Ky., and didn’t have as large a client base as she would have liked. “i’m kind of in a rural area and there aren’t a lot of people just driving past,” she says. “i knew if i could get people in the barn, our horses would sell themselves. People just fall in love with them.” reid ran her promotion in august, selling half-price introductory riding lessons. Her lesson program has since skyrocketed from an average of 10 regular lessons per week to 30. While a mass effort like Groupon™ might not work for those without the facility, horses, tack or time to give lessons, it has worked for both bein and reid. not only have they expanded their client base, but they have also helped create a new enthusiasm within their existing client base. “We have an inf lux of new people and that creates positive new energy,” reid says. she actually enlisted the help of some existing clients to schedule riding lessons. “They were very excited about having

Farm Tours/Open Houses When a complete stranger walked up to David Cains of stonewall Farm arabians during this past year’s annual arabian Horse Farm Tours (December 29-january 2) in scottsdale and asked “is that colt for sale?” he was understandably a bit skeptical. “i told her it was, and she wanted to come back Tuesday to discuss the sale,” he says. “a lot of times, once a person leaves the farm, you never hear from them again. but she came out, wrote a check and has been here every day since visiting.” The new arabian horse owner has never owned horses in her life, but was so taken by one of the stonewall Farm youngsters that she now has a new hobby. according to Cains, she has brought her children to the farm, and they all seem to be enjoying learning about how to care for their arabian. While attracting a new buyer from the general public via an orchestrated farm tour isn’t necessarily the norm, the scottsdale farm tour program has drawn thousands of people to the participating farms since its inception four years ago. Cains estimates that this year’s attendees were a 50/50 mix of those already in the industry and people completely new to arabian horses. in previous years, because the farm tours had included primarily breeding facilities, Cains says they made a concerted effort to recruit not only breeding farms this year, but also those geared toward performance, aptly demonstrating the versatility for which the arabian is known. Farms ja n ua ry 2011 | 167

Bringing in new Blood on the five-day tour included Culbreth equine Training, brookville arabians, rae Dawn arabians, battaglia Farms, Witte stables, Cactus rose arabians, equine image Center, midwest station i, mcDonald arabians, arabian expressions, argent Farms, michael byatt arabians, north arabians, arabians international, stonewall Farm arabians, Terry Holmes arabians, midwest Training Centre and amurath arabians. The finale, held on sunday, january 2, was hosted by midwest Training Centre and combined the farm’s open house with raffle ticket sales and an auction to benefit Healing Hearts animal rescue and refuge. With the raffle tickets sold and donations received throughout the tour and auction proceeds, more than $70,000 was raised, with $30,000 going to Healing Hearts and $40,000, from one sale at argent Farms, to st. jude’s Children’s research Hospital. introducing a charitable organization into the mix is something Taryl Pearson, executive director of the scottsdale arabian Horse show, recommends as a marketing strategy as well. The scottsdale show has developed relationships with a number of local charitable organizations over the years, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars and drawing new people to the show grounds. “Partnering with a charity helps get additional exposure,” she says. “The media also likes the fact that you are doing something good for the community and will often give you exposure for doing so. some ways to get a charity involved are by sharing gate income or a percentage of the

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ticket income of the event, or the charity may be looking for exposure as well, so you might allow them to do their own event in conjunction with the horse show. This might include a bazaar fundraiser on site to get people to the show. They will watch the horse show too!” Special Event Hosting Farms also are excellent sites to hold special events, both corporate and personal. at midwest, the bar has been set high for these types of functions, which have run the gamut from weddings to corporate parties to the annual “midwest Family Fair,” held during the scottsdale show, which drew hundreds of families to the farm. midwest also hosted an “introduction To The arabian Horse” at their elk river, minn., farm, attracting families by the busloads. at each of the events, in addition to presenting the horses, family-friendly entertainment such as clowns, face-painting and a petting zoo was also available. midwest’s David boggs is passionate about sharing his love of the breed with newcomers, welcoming literally tens of thousands of people to both the scottsdale and elk river facilities over the years. Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden have used midwest for their annual advertiser party since 2002, bringing in an entirely new group of people to the farm. according to sue adams, market share unlimited, who helps midwest with promotions, the party has become so popular that advertisers actually call to be sure they are included on the invitation list.

Bringing in new Blood Equine Expos equine expos, held throughout the country, bring together multiple disciplines, breeds, vendors and equine enthusiasts for a weekend of learning and fun. Tommy Garland of Tommy Garland CPr Horsemanship Powhatan, Va., has done demonstrations at numerous expos and finds they work well for introducing people to the capabilities of the arabian horse. “expos are a great way to show people what arabians can do,” he says. “We have top trainers and horses, and they should be represented at these expos. The other breeds are bringing their best to these things, and we need to do the same. if all they are seeing is someone’s backyard horse and not the best of what we have, it isn’t going to help us sell more horses. “Trainers need to take the time to go to these events, meet people, talk to the average joe,” he adds. “They might be able to develop a new customer that way.”

midwest has also donated a ViP table at its annual February parties to charitable auctions, resulting in more exposure for the farm and its horses. “in every case, that ViP table sold for well over $500,” adams says. “even though people could have actually attended the party for free, they paid for a table so they could bring their friends and have their name on a reserved table.” The farm also has been home to a wedding, bringing in a completely different crowd of political figures and local executives. “i did a wedding at midwest for a friend of mine who is the communications director for a public utility,” explains adams, “and we showed horses while the formal photos were being taken.” While large scale events such as family fairs, corporate parties and weddings may not be physically possible for all farms, smaller scale events such as birthday parties, summer camps and Girl scout/boy scout badge work days are some options that might be within the realm of capabilities for smaller facilities. Linda brown hosts a number of such activities at Prairie Gem, and says many of her existing clients have come from them.

Mainstream Media Paid advertising continues to offer multiple options for reaching potential consumers. breed-specific publications and websites such as Arabian Horse Times are certainly the most effective way to reach existing arabian horse enthusiasts, but for those outside the industry, different vehicles of communication are needed. When Garland had his own television show for two years, the exposure to the general public was incredible. Combined with his two appearances on Road To The Horse, which pitted him against the likes of Chris Cox, Ken mcnabb and john Lyons in a colt-starting competition, the Garland name became well-known outside the arabian industry. “i would have literally a hundred people come up to me at some of the expos and tell me they had bought an arabian horse after watching the show,” he says. “They may not have bought the most expensive horse, but i was able to show people what good ones really looked like.” While hosting a television show is expensive and being selected to compete in Road To The Horse isn’t likely an option for the majority of trainers, utilizing mainstream media can be beneficial, especially if it is earned media (editorial coverage of horses, shows and trainers, rather

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Bringing in new Blood than commercial advertising). The industry insider, since he or she knows all these things already, may not find this kind of story interesting, but a local reporter may. Taryl Pearson, in a document she has prepared to help other clubs promote their own shows, suggests that editorial is the best form of promotion. Given that it is a third-party, objective opinion or endorsement of the event or subject matter, editorial often can be what drives attendance at shows or sparks interest in the arabian horse. adams, in another successful marketing effort on behalf of midwest, was able to get a fashion editor at the local newspaper to do a story about “what to wear during the scottsdale show.” The spread was shot at midwest and featured midwest clients (and their horses) wearing clothing from nordtrom. other ideas include the history of the arabian horses, a horse’s retirement party, partnership with a charity, or a human interest story such as a horse or rider overcoming a potentially career- or life-threatening illness. smaller suburban newspapers are often interested if local residents have won awards or have qualified for national shows. When working with the press, be sure to have written facts available, be accessible and responsive (they are often working on deadline), and have photos on hand. Arabian Shows There is no doubt that the scottsdale arabian Horse show has a following that can’t be duplicated. not only do they draw from the horse community, but the show also attracts local non-horsey folks in droves every year. How can smaller shows draw the same kind of interest from the general public? Pearson shares more ideas in her document, including that of having active outreach programs to schools. “The kids are our future buyers,” she says. “an art contest is a great way to give the kids something to compete for. They will come to the show and bring the entire family. Get the teacher some information on the arabian horse to share with their class.” Pearson also suggests partnering with children’s clubs, such as 4-H, Pony Club, boys & Girls Clubs, agriculture clubs and the scouts. at the 2010 iowa Gold star show, organizers brought in a “Game Truck” to entertain not only the children of

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exhibitors, but also children of visiting families. because it was a wild success, according to Kim matthias, they plan to offer it again in 2011. other ways the show was able to draw more spectators included having a radio remote broadcast during the progressive barn party, which encouraged people outside the industry to attend the show, meet and get to know the arabian horse. other ideas the show plans to incorporate include wraps around vehicles, small signage around town (similar to real estate signs), and continuation of promoting the fact that the events are free. Pearson, who works with a large committee due to the size and scope of the scottsdale show, also suggests reaching out to local hotel concierges and meeting planners. another way to bring in new people is via sponsorships, which offer exposure at the show or in its printed materials in exchange for goods or services. For example, a landscaping company might be approached to decorate center ring in exchange for their logo being

Bringing in new Blood on the premium book or program. They might also be asked to present ribbons or trophies to the winners of the championship classes. Taking Care Of Existing Customers it may seem patently obvious, but taking care of and treating existing customers well ensures their longevity not only in your own program, but in the industry. Tommy Garland believes we could all do better in making sure those currently involved with the arabian horse stay involved. “We have to be careful with the people we have and think long-term,” he says. “it’s not always about the sale. if you grow your business right, that will come. We have some of the most talented trainers and horses out there, but we have to be sure we are taking care of our existing customers, treating them right. Then we need to draw in new people.” Linda brown focuses on personal attention, and believes her students keep coming back because of it. “i feel that these riders think of themselves as the most important person in my program, so i have to give each one of them the same attitude back. i am very strict with the rules of the barn, making the lessons fun, but very clear that they are here to learn as much as they can about horses and riding. They can find other places to ‘just ride a horse,’ so if i give them my attention, i expect the same from them. i don’t spend time on the cell phone, i try to avoid talking to other people while the lesson is going on, and i encourage them to strive for perfection and to do the best they can to learn as much as possible.” The strategy has worked for her, producing a number of long-term clients. While every situation, geographic location, facility and trainer or breeder’s capability is unique, some of these ideas or modified versions of them can help bring in new people and give the industry a shot in the arm. just ask jessica bein, who has met hundreds of new people from her use of an internet coupon. “you have to stir the industry on behalf of everybody,” she says. “We can keep breeding horses to sell, but we have to produce people to buy them and keep the farriers, vets and other people related to our industry going too.” n

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Regional Champion in Halter Champion & Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

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(Odyssey SC x LH Dakoda) 2003 Arabian Gelding

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(Alada Baskin x Stormin Norma) 2001 Half-Arabian Gelding

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Roxann Hart Wins 2010 USEF Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup Award by mary Kirkman since the ellen scripps Davis memorial breeders Cup Award was inaugurated in 1998, it has been known as the highest honor a breeder can achieve in the overall equine industry. While various breeds and disciplines recognize their specific outstanding nurseries, the Davis award, which is presented by the U.s. equestrian Federation, addresses all the outstanding horse breeders in the United states. The 2010 Award is scheduled to be conferred on roxann Hart of rohara Arabians in orange Lake, Fla., during UseF’s annual convention in January. in winning the award, which recognizes consistently outstanding contributions to the breeding of horses for showing at the national level, Hart finds herself in exalted company. Preceding her in the Arabian industry have been bazy Tankersley (Al marah Arabians), sheila Varian (Varian Arabians), and Judy and Don Forbis (Ansata Arabians). other honorees are equally accomplished in their specialties. selections in American saddlebreds have included betty Weldon of Callaway Hills stables, betty neil of blythewood, Dr. and mrs. Alan raun of reedanland, Judy Werner of redwing Farm, and Katherine sinclair. in morgans, the choices so far have been Herb Kohler and Ana ela, while stonecroft’s Don spear and Jon scheidt won for their work in both saddlebreds and morgans. Darrel and sandy Kolkman of Heartland Hackney Farm were recognized for Hackney ponies, and Joan Higginson Dunning for her breeding of Welsh and Dartmoor ponies. mrs. Thomas Waller won for jumpers, while mrs. W. o. moss was cited for Thoroughbreds and hunters, and Diana Dodge for her contributions to hunters. Jane macelree won for dressage, and mary Alice malone for hunter/jumpers and dressage. 174 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

roxann Hart acquired her first Arabian in 1959 and began breeding in 1968. Her program, now in its fifth generation, has produced multiple Arabian and HalfArabian national champions in both performance and in-hand competitions. she has exported horses to 17 countries around the world, including europe, the middle east, Australia and south America, where they have shown successfully to national honors. A glance at Hart’s principle bloodlines reveals the ongoing success of her operation. often the horses are owned not just by rohara, but in partnership with clients as well. Her foundation mare was the *Aramus daughter emenee, whose first foal was rohara Tsultress, 1981 U.s. national Champion mare. retired to Hart’s broodmare band, Tsultress produced rohara moon storm, twice-U.s. national Champion in the western pleasure division and a successful breeding sire in his own right for Vallejo iii. she also accounted for a host of noteworthy broodmares. A short list of the farm’s other important matrons reflects, among others, the *eukaliptus daughters Angophora and Acquaintance. Angophora was the granddam of the popular european stallion marajj, and Acquaintance produced s Justadream, who scored 10 national championships, among them the title of 1994 U.s. national Championship for mares. Another standout is Pb bannerbey, who produced for rohara before going on to offer U.s. national Champion Yearling Filly miss escada and s Justa Tinkerbell, dam of brazilian and Chilean national Champion Justa magnum. The Tornado daughter bemi Valentine was a valued member of the broodmare band (her son rohara reign was at least three times the national champion of ecuador), as

Roxann HaRt Wins was Farrah Diba, whose daughters rohara Baskaa and rohara Fara Baska contributed to the program in its early years by selling high at the Lasma auctions. rohara reflection, meanwhile, became the only purebred to score in both halter and performance at the 1998 u.S. nationals (she was top ten in both categories), a feat she also accomplished that year in Canada. When she looks back through succeeding generations of rohara foals, Hart can cite the Valeroso daughter Viviana as an example of the goal the farm often satisfies: bred to rohara Moon Storm, Viviana produced rohara Eclipse, u.S. national Top Ten Filly, who in turn offered rohara allure. rohara allure, a u.S. national Champion Mare aaOTH, then produced rohara alluring, 2007 Supreme Champion Mare/Filly at the Colombian nationals. Significant standing stallions through the years have included Ivanhoe Tsultan, u.S. national Top Five Futurity Colt who went on to sire a dynasty; Bay-El-Bey, on lease from Varian arabians; Justafire DGL; JK amadeus; Good Thunder; Qr Marc; and El nabila B. Currently, rohara stands the young sires Majik Of Marwan, rohara aria Spartan and aria Impresario. also important in rohara history have been its Half-arabians. The Half-arabian mares Miz american Pie and the Saddlebreds Flameworthy (dam of MM Magnum Butterfly, Ga Clio DuLaine and rohara Hermes) and Oliviah have produced so many national champions that Hart can’t keep count. Hart’s program is now in its fifth generation, but she admits that she had to count to determine the number, and each generation has offered its own success stories. at the recent arabian Horse association of Florida Thanksgiving Show in Tampa, the weanling rohara Illusionist was reserve (to another rohara-bred youngster) in the Weanling Colts class; his tail female line was classic for the farm. Out of rohara amage, his granddam was rohara Legacy, a daughter of the Emenee mare rohara Tsultress. Hart believes that two guiding principles contributed to her accomplishments. “I didn’t want to see just a pedigree on paper,” she says. “I had to see the horse standing in front of me and know that its phenotype represented its genotype. and I took to heart something I heard Sheila Varian say in the early 1970s. She said she ‘painted with full palette,’ and by that she meant that she emphasized traits from different individuals that she felt would really fit her image of the ideal horse.” If that sounds too simple, Hart adds that early in her breeding program, the industry was trending toward “straight bloodlines” from various sources, so to mix and match what she needed was

The Ellen Scripps Davis Award was founded in 1998 in memory of the longtime American Saddlebred breeder and exhibitor who died that year at the age of 84. Davis was the granddaughter of Edward Wyllis Scripps, who founded the Scripps-Howard newspaper chain and United Press International. Her Scripps Miramar Ranch, near San Diego, Calif., has been best known in past decades for the achievements of her daughter, Michele MacFarlane, who was the first woman amateur ever to win her breed’s Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championship. Contenders for the Davis Award are nominated by the USEF’s National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Committees, including the Breeders’ Committee, and the honoree is selected by the Awards Committee. The Ellen Scripps Davis Award is scheduled to be presented at the USEF’s Pegasus Dinner, held January 22, 2011, in Lexington, Ky., as part of the organization’s annual meeting.

something that few breeders were doing. In the long run, it has paid off for her. “a good horse is a good horse,” she observes. “I don’t care if it’s pink, purple or polka-dot; if it’s good, it’s good.” roxann Hart says that she is gratified that her program has been recognized for its excellence—but she is proud of another achievement as well. “I’m quite proud of having played a part in changing the name from the ‘domestic arabian’ to the ‘american arabian,’” she says. “I always said my horses did not do windows.” n Ja n ua ry 2011 | 175

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Bond Show Horses, Inc. is proud to welcome

Bob Locke

as Head Trainer. Our primary objective will be to create a "show barn" which consistently turns out nationally competitive performance horses for our training clients and our own horses. Our main focus will be on western and hunter horses with a view toward quality not quantity. In addition, we are pleased to announce the opening of our

Scottsdale ranch location We are conveniently located within 10 minutes of WestWorld on East Arabian Park Drive. Bob will be at this location and it will serve as our performance training facility. Our original Houston, Texas facility will be used as a great place to raise young performance prospects in lush green pastures until they are of age to go under saddle.

Owners: Guy and Becky Bond 11250 E. Arabian Park Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Telephone: 832-492-1481 Email: Head Trainer: Bob Locke Telephone: 480-747-7037 18431 Cypress Rosehill Rd. Cypress, TX 77429

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Gitar MF by Colleen Scott

Cathy Vincent of Adandy Farm is taking her stallion stimulus program into the next decade. What exactly is the stallion stimulus? For those who missed out last year, Vincent explains her personal approach to boosting the Arabian breeding industry. “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.” Having filled those 20 slots quickly in 2010, anyone interested in taking advantage of the stimulus program for 2011 best get on the phone now to reserve a breeding for 2011, especially when it comes to the cornerstone of the Adandy Farm breeding program, Gitar MF (Afire Bey V x Gitara PASB). The 1995, bay stallion has made a complete and remarkable recovery from colic surgery and a subsequent staph infection in late 2006 – 2007. In fact, he is still the same, but even more mature and handsome. “He weathered the storm of his surgery really well and looks better than ever,” says Vincent. “The 3- and 4-year-olds of his that we are working right now are incredible, and we can’t wait to get them into the show ring.” Those youngsters have the same traits that attracted Vincent to Gitar MF over 10 years ago. She saw not only type and correctness in Gitar MF, but also many other intangible qualities: show ring presence and charisma; a solid work ethic; eagerness to please; and an inner strength that served Gitar well during his illness two years ago. The stallion was initially purchased by Vincent’s client Harvey Bitler, who sold the stallion to C and E Show Horses (Cathy and Edith Vincent) in 2008. “I would 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.” 178 | A r A bi A n Hor Se T i MeS

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, capturing a Top Ten title in both the Arabian English Pleasure Championship and Arabian English Pleasure Adult Amateur Owner to Ride Championship at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. In 2009, the now 12-year-old bay mare was an East Coast champion. At the 2010 U.S. Nationals, she was Top Ten in the English Pleasure Open Championship. In 2000, Gitar MF produced Play With Fire OLF, a HalfArabian 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 all along: 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, the Half-Arabian Run Forest Run (by Patches). His show career boasts of wins at the Ohio Buckeye, Canada, the Regions 11, 13 and 15 Championships, as well as multiple top ten wins at Youth Nationals. In 2009, he was Top Ten in both the Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under and the JTR class. This gelding continued his winning ways at the 2010 Youth Nationals, claiming two top ten titles in the 13 & Under division. Some of the up and coming Gitar MF superstars include Electric Gitar (x MS Scarlet Ohuck), who was a Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Top Ten at the 2008 U.S. Nationals. The gelding was a 2010 Region 14 champion as well in the amateur division. Also finding success in the Sport Horse arena is JAS Gibson. Owned by James Hay, JAS Gibson earned multiple in-hand titles at the Regions 12 and 14 Championships in 2009. At the Sport Horse Nationals, he was named to the Top Ten out of 50 in the Arabian Sport Horse Geldings

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Electric Gitar (Gitar MF x MS Scarlet Ohuck)

Independence (Gitar MF x Starlite Flite)

Gitar MF (Afire Bey V x *Gitara, by Eskimos)

In-Hand Championship as well as earning the same title in Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse. In 2010, he continued to earn show ring accolades and has been started under saddle as a hunter. Gitar MF’s offspring’s success doesn’t come as a surprise to Vincent. The stallion 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.

Pretentious CA (Gitar MF x Precocious AF)

“His offspring are already following in his footsteps in the show ring,” says Vincent. “Gitar’s foals have his ability, presence and type, but they also have that extra special something that makes them stand above others. His foals are also very trainable with easy temperaments and a willingness to work. That is something you can’t buy.” One after another, Gitar’s offspring are lining up to make their show ring debuts. And one after another, prospects are getting more and more excited about breeding their mares to Gitar. “He’s proven himself in the show ring,” says Vincent. “Now his babies are getting out there and doing well all over the country. His foal crops just keep getting better and better. I couldn’t be more excited,” she adds. Still, talk with Vincent for any amount of time and she forgets the roses and the ribbons. She returns to the miracle that is Gitar MF. “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. What we have is truly special and priceless.” n

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The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman

by mary Kirkman

Trainer Greg Knowles is a good example of the past meeting the present. With just enough history in the heady days of the 1980s and plenty

of success in the current millennium years, he views the Arabian horse

industry in a broad perspective. Unlike many of his peers, he did not get

into horses on the traditional paths of childhood experiences or The Black Stallion, and once in the business, he took his own individual approach.

now one of the top halter trainers and marketers in the world, he enjoys a career rich with diversity—and he’s not afraid to speak his mind on what he feels is good for the breed. Agree with him or not, his eloquence in expressing his views makes any listener stop and think.

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Knowles was born 57 years ago in san Diego, Calif., the youngest of three boys. His father was a civil service employee at north island naval Air station and his mother a homemaker. There was no hint of an equine interest from either direction, and in fact, he had no involvement in horses until he had grown up. What he best remembers about his parents’ influence is his father’s dedication to doing the right thing. “my father is passionate about virtue,” he says. “What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong. Whether i was wrong or right, it was what was right that was important to him. i think that’s where i get my sense of outspokenness when something is unfair.” All his life, Charles Knowles has been his son’s biggest fan. “but the interesting thing,” Greg adds, “is that he’s always been the other boys’ biggest fan as well.” His affectionate descriptions of his mother offer a glimpse into the career as a stand-up comedian that he considered but never pursued. He recalls the day when he was in the fourth grade and arrived home bearing a report card of straight A’s. mrs. Knowles called her husband. “she was like, ‘Honey! Don’t move! i have Greg here with his report card. it’s kind of bizarre.’ “With my mother, there was no doubt that i would go to college,” he continues. “i didn’t know until the end of high school that college was an option.” she was an achiever herself; a talented singer who received a scholarship to study at the metropolitan opera as a child, she expected her son to set his sights high. mrs. Knowles was also a character. “she was a new york jew, the original jewish mother,” he smiles. “if i got a cold, she dipped me in a vat of Vicks. if i was 15 pounds overweight, i was malnourished.” in the late 1960s, when his parents became concerned about the rise of drugs among American teenagers, they moved the family to Gig Harbor, Wash.—farther, they reasoned from the mexican border, where illegal substances were more accessible. For the summer after his ninth grade year, Knowles remained behind in southern California, living with a mexican

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family and playing all-star baseball, before moving to the Pacific northwest for school. The experience yielded him a nearly-fluent ability in spanish. in Washington, he played high school football and baseball and was the class clown. “i was kind of goofy,” he admits. “maybe i’m shy by nature. i’m the worst; i could go to a bar in college and stand there for three weeks and never meet a girl, but you could ask me to step on stage and entertain the whole crowd and i was fine.” At the University of Washington, he was president of his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, and majored in Communications (radio and television). His dreams hovered between becoming a comedian or a radio disc jockey, and after graduation, he was off to sun Valley, idaho, to work in radio. He figured he might as well start in an exciting locale, and he loved to ski. “i was the morning drive time guy until i got fired for being a little too funny,” he recalls. “back in that era, our biggest advertiser was a Volkswagen dealer. i went off in the whole accent with stuff like ‘we have our neonazi meetings in the basement every Tuesday, come march with us, it’ll be fun!’ And i’m staring out the window, doing it, and i see the owner of the dealership walk right by me into the boss’ office.” back ack home in Gig Harbor, he regrouped by hanging out with friends, and when the group thought it would be fun to visit another buddy who had Arabians, he went along. “i absolutely fell head over heels,” Knowles says. “i’m ’m not like that, to say ‘it was destiny’ or something. but it was like that—the smell, the shavings, the horses walking by me. i was like, ‘Can i clean stalls for you, for free?’ i’ve ’ve never met anyone in the horse business who wouldn’t want a free stall cleaner.” itt was not long, however, before his friend, Doug Lyle of Lyle Arabians, said, “Look, if you’re serious about this, there’s nothing i can really do for you. you ou need to go get a job somewhere.” so Knowles fired out detailed resumes to the well-known Arabian operations. Dr. and mrs. Howard Kale and their son, Howie, in Kirkland, were the closest, so he went there personally, credentials in hand. “All they wanted, of course, was a guy with a pulse to sleep in the bunkhouse with the rest of the labor,” he smiles. byy chance, it was the day the first importation of horses from russia arrived. someone omeone threw him a lead rope, and he was one of the handlers who walked such celebrated individuals as the stallion *nariadni and the mare *Pristan down the ramp. At the end of the day, he had a job.

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“They put me in the little barn, brushing these mares, teaching them to tie, and trying to teach them english,” he recalls. “it was the blind leading the blind.” every day, he rode *nariadni out to exercise him, and every day the stallion bucked him off. “After you get bucked off about 50 times, you’ll probably be a decent rider,” Howie Kale informed him dryly. He laughs when he remembers his mother’s reaction to his choices. “it was all i could do to convince my mom and dad not to just die that their baby boy was going to be a horse trainer. my mother was saying, ‘i want my money back! i paid for college and you’ve wasted your education!’ Finally, i convinced them that the Arabian business was okay because famous people like Kenny rogers and Wayne newton were in it.” Cautiously, they agreed to drive up to see him. “i wasn’t thinking about it the afternoon they came in,” he remembers ruefully. “i was down in the big old horseshoeshaped barn where we parked the manure truck, which was an old, exhaustless, one-ton Chevy pickup from 1947. When it was full, we’d drive it out full-bore, up over a hill, and dump it. The mexican kids couldn’t drive, so i did. i had my grubbies on, grooming and working with babies, and when my mother got there, i was driving out the manure truck. my mother’s walking up and i’m roaring out in this truck of manure. my mother was ‘oy! oy! Four years of college and he drives a s*** truck for a living! i can’t take it!’” He still chuckles at the memory of her, sitting on the hillside in amazement, with Dr. Kale advising her to relax. “she says, ‘What? you’re a doctor! it’s okay that your son does horses! my son has to do more!’” initially, Knowles lived in the bunkhouse and worked from 7 a.m. until 5 or 6 p.m., then to make ends meet, cleaned up, drove into bellevue, and was a disc jockey at a disco until 2 a.m. After a year, he was exhausted, but surviving and learning about Arabian horses. When Karho moved to scottsdale, he went with them; by that time, he was taking care of **muscat, *nariadni and Tornado, and soon would be named breeding manager. “every night i’d go to the Kales’ for dinner,” he says. “Dr. Kale would tell me stories of all the history of Arabians, memories of Dr. LaCroix and Woody mattson and Dan Gainey, how *bask was bought, and how *silver Drift was bought and *Dornaba—all the stories and the pictures. it was Harvard Graduate school for Arabian horses.” From time to time, Howie Kale would be there too, in between trips to russia to evaluate and purchase horses.

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Knowles recalls that when they arrived in scottsdale, the first bricks had yet to be laid for Karho’s new facility on bell road. When it was completed, he worked there under the direction of Howie Kale. “What was really invaluable was that Howie’s memory was so amazing,” he says. “He could tell me not only the pedigrees, but what they meant phenotypically—what you could expect from different horses, what they were and how they would produce.” Kale even took him to russia and europe to see horses. Then, in mid-1979, it was time for Knowles to move on. He wanted to go out on his own, to try his hand as a trainer. When he was offered a job at Dan and rita Kelly’s Kellydun Arabians, in jackson, miss., he accepted. He enjoyed showing a promising young mare named *Pesenka, a salon daughter out of Panorama, but after six months, he admitted that he was homesick enough to leave the south. He returned to Washington, and on December 1, 1979, opened Arabian expressions.

Developing A Career

“i probably wasn’t even close to being ready, but i sure thought i was,” Knowles says of his new training venture. “We were lucky that there was a lot going on in the industry. i could get enough to at least get along.” itt was a no-brainer that he concentrated on halter; for one thing, he had some experience, and for another, it would have taken too long to acquire the skills for performance training. over the next few years, Arabian expressions moved to different sites in Washington, leasing barns and trying to build a clientele. His human relationships proved more lasting: in 1980, a girl named Lisa Pounder came to work for him. “she was very committed, super hardworking, and diligent,” he says. “For three or four years, she was like my sister (she would even help me get ready for dates). When i went recruiting horses, she always wanted to come and look and talk about them—she had this real intensity and desire. Finally, one day after a bunch of bad relationships, i realized that this was my partner.” They were married in 1984. it proved good not only for him, but for business. “she did the conditioning and i did the office, the money part,” he says. “That’s how we built it.” success did not come easily. At one point, to help with the finances, Knowles rehabilitated washing machines (despite no other discernible knack for mechanics) and resold them. “Lisa and i cashed in our coke bottles and ate French toast and baked potatoes,” he recalls. “That was all we could afford.” Gradually, the tide turned. “you put one foot in front of another foot and get an opportunity to lead a horse. The next horse leads you to another horse. i think one of the frustrating things for young trainers—it’s a little

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like acting—is that it’s what comes first, the chicken or the egg? you go to someone and they say, ‘We’d love to let you show our horse, but nobody knows who you are.’ And you say, “Well, i know, but how do i get better known?’ And they reply, ‘you have to win with a horse like ours.’” As with so many other trainers, a turning point came when he began attending scottsdale on a regular basis. it filled his barn during the lean winter months, but more importantly, it broadened his horizon. He observed the top level trainers of the time, met other younger ones like himself, and in turn was seen by more of his contemporaries and potential clients. each year, he brought a better group of horses. still, he found it difficult to crack the top ten. “in those days, there were four-hour 2-year-old filly classes,” he says. “one, we didn’t have the best horses and those classes were so darn deep, and two, we probably weren’t known. i remember when we started getting in, making the cut. my crew was looking at me, saying, ‘What? We have to wash and bathe them again?’” He remembers three turning-point incidents from those early years. one was when he led Ken and Charlene robinson’s eagle nA in the stallion class. A son of U.s. national Champion *elkin, out of the Witraz daughter *elzunia, eagle nA came from the nichols Arabians program and was as classy as his pedigree—and yet, standing before the judges, Knowles was stunned to realize that they were going to give him the gate. “They had no time,” he says. “They didn’t know who i was and they had 50 horses to look at. so i stopped the horse and i yelled, ‘eagle, whoa! Whoa, eagle!’ And they looked up from their pads and all of the sudden, they started judging the horse. We went top ten. i thought to myself, how sad. but that’s the way things went.” Another was the bey shah filly rH Light Fantasy, whom he owned with the robinsons and showed in the 1982 scottsdale 2-year-old Filly class. “she, in my opinion, was as good as anything there,” he says. “she had won the Pacific slope, but again, there was just no recognition. maybe she wasn’t shown as well as the best there, but she did her job. When i came out of the ring and hadn’t gone top ten, there was mike nichols, trying to buy her. And sheila Varian came to look at her. Gene LaCroix came right over to me and said, ‘Put her in my sale. i’ll get you a lot of money for her.’” Knowles and the robinsons opted for the sale, and the filly attracted a bid of $165,000 from Count Federico Zichy-Thyssen. she went on to become the dam of ZT shakfantasy. For Knowles, she was pure gold. He banked his share of the profit and over the coming years, when the winter proved hard to endure, he had a rainy

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day fund that kept his doors open. “she was so good to me,” he reflects. “i just saw her a couple of years ago in Argentina. she’s 29 or 30 now.” His big breakthrough at scottsdale came with the stallion jj sabre, whom he showed to a final against exceladdinn and Gene LaCroix. “Vicki Humphrey was one of the judges,” he recalls. “i was nobody, but she looked at that horse and couldn’t care less who i was. she loved him and made a big deal about using him.” jj sabre was reserve to exceladdinn, who would go on to be named U.s. national ational Champion that year. Knowles felt like he had arrived. “i stayed up almost all the night before the class, thinking about the fact that i was going to be in my first championship at scottsdale,” cottsdale,” he smiles. “What an amazing stepping stone it was going to be if i could just keep my head above water! i was going to go against Gene LaCroix, and he was my idol. He was everyone’s idol. “After that, it got easier for me. scottsdale became a place that i went every year; we’d take maybe 20 or 25 horses and we’d market them. i really think i was one of the first guys to be on the show grounds and at breaks have sales going on during the show. We sold a ton of horses worldwide at scottsdale.”

Making A Name In The Market

All of that selling was a taste of things to come. “i always was interested in the sales, the marketing end of it,” Knowles says. “i’ve found a lot of horses through the years that i would like to have owned, but the horse was not for sale. Well, they are, but the trainers don’t want to let go of them; they want to lead them. For me, that was never the issue. The issue for me is to have them, fix them, and present them for my clients to sell so that commerce could continue. i always felt like if i could stimulate the economy of my client base, there was more business to be done.”

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one immediate result of that philosophy was that while he was very effective at scottsdale, establishing a show ring presence at the U.s. nationals was difficult because for many years his best horses had been sold in February. in that interim, he burnished his marketing reputation with a stallion named magic Dream CAHr.

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“i had this dream of forming a partnership,” Knowles says. “i sold 40 shares. He opened doors for me. We had people like shirley Watts, all the europeans, roxann Hart—i met people worldwide because of that horse. He was a horse that caught fire. it was almost like my career in the early 1990s went from halter trainer to breeding and marketer. We started

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breeding, like, 100 mares a year. There would always be 30 or 40 on the farm.” Knowles took seven magic Dream foals from the stallion’s first crop to scottsdale and all seven went top ten. “We came out of the arena, and there were 100 people outside our tents wanting breeding contracts,” he reports.


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The unintended consequence of magic Dream’s success was that it delayed his career as a top-level halter trainer. “For a while i got lost in being the guy who represented magic Dream. i got the kudos as a promoter, but i didn’t really do anything; i just didn’t drop the ball. He did his thing. We did all the right things in terms of representing the horse—but there was no genius there.” Finally, after magic agic Dream’s get were well assimilated into the Arabian public, Knowles focused again on his training operation, this time with a diverse array of Greg Knowles with Ames bloodlines. “i’m ’m not Jasmine. sure when it was, but i think i realized i had made it to a degree probably a long time after other people might have thought i had. That was probably good for me, because with my personality, i might have been too arrogant if i’d thought i was it. i was too young to understand it.” in fact, he was a huge presence on the northwest halter scene. but, that has to be kept in perspective, he points out; a trainer can dominate locally, but no one dominates at nationals, and that keeps you humble. “it’s a funny game,” he offers. “There are so many talented people that you don’t have time to think about making it.” it was not until after what he calls his “run with the fillies” that he consciously began to have more faith in his career.

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Greg Knowles’ “run with the fillies” will go down in Arabian show ring history. From 2000 through 2004—and almost in 2005—he won U.s. national Champion yearling breeders sweepstakes jackpot the U.s

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Filly class. “one of the things that is just amazing for me is that it was babies, untrained and unknown,” he reflects. “itt wasn’t the ability to find the 5-year-old mares who were already trained and you knew what they could look like, so they were already half-famous and had an edge at nationals. ationals. This was five times in a row with horses who had never been in an arena before, never stood up to the test of training—would they want to train well? Would they stay healthy? Would they not get ulcers? When i think about all the things that had to happen for those little babies to get on trucks and trailers, not get funguses, not get sick, not get injured, stand up to training, be good show horses, do their jobs, and safely get to the nationals location—for that to happen to me five years in a row without a problem amazes me. They were like little eggs. one of the things i am most proud of in my career is that i could take those horses and safely get them to where they needed to be.” The key, he says, was his perception of what a national champion yearling filly should look like. “refined like a deer and very, very elegant,” he clarifies. “myy definition of greatness is extreme pieces and no major holes, and that’s what they all had. i’ve ’ve seen a lot of really good horses that are amazingly beautiful, but they have a croup that’s terrible or a neck that’s set extremely low or a bad right front foot—something that makes them third or fourth.”

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First came miss escada, in 2000, and then Ames jasmine, Amelia b and iA Ana Vida. in 2004, his filly rHr Ggisele scored higher on two of the three judges’ cards, but placed reserve. Afterward, what remained in his mind was a comment by jeff schall. “He said to me, ‘you know, your having won that many times in a row, if this were any other sport, you would not be able to get out of the arena because of all the television coverage. As it is, it’s just us who know.’” Knowles turns reflective. “For the first time in my life, after i did that, i had this warm and fuzzy feeling. it was just feeling that you were capable, you know? All the bitterness, the negativity, all the doubts, whatever they were, were gone. i just knew that i was capable.” ray LaCroix, he recalls, commented to him that he must have gotten a barn full of yearlings in to train for the next nationals. He shakes his head. “no, maybe one or two. People go to their own people that they’re comfortable with. We’re fragmented. We do business within our camps; it’s not industry-wide as a rule. but i sure didn’t have a problem walking on anybody’s farm in the U.s. and saying, ‘i’d ’d really like to show this baby.’”


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The Knowles Method Of Training

When Knowles considers his success, he is the first to say he’s not sure when it happened. He remembers that around the age of 30, he told himself that if he didn’t “make it” in another year, he would have to find something else to do. He never had to make that decision. He also remembers leaving Albuquerque one year after an admittedly “really bad nationals.” “i’d probably gotten a record seven or eight gates,” he remembers. “i was so down, but i was all involved in this love them-pet them-hug them thing. i didn’t want to school my horses hard. We were headed home and Lisa said, ‘Look, i understand that you love them and you don’t want to school them super-hard. if you want to do something else—if you want to go to law school, or if you want to go back in the real world, and just have horses in our lives—i’ll support you. but if this is what you want to do, you have to get better at it.’ i worked really hard at developing the schooling techniques that gave me enough to compete, but not more than i wanted to have. That was always difficult for me, reconciling the efforts required and the pressure you put on them.”

Where does he draw the line on show ring pressure? ““you never put yourself in a position where you have to exceed expectations,” he says. “if the horse is not capable of doing what either the owners or other people think it should, then don’t try to make it. That’s not good business and you will fail. you learn what horses can do and what they can’t do; listen to them. They will tell you.” He mentions a mare he has now who, for no discernible reason, does not like showing in halter. “if you raise the bar of punishment, it isn’t going to change her. That’s what 30 years of experience does for you if you have a brain. you learn that there are certain horses that can’t do it. experience also teaches you that getting the right result will happen if you are consistent about what you do, day in and day out, till you get them trained. “Two things that i have done: i have never not wanted to come to the barn in my entire 35 years that i have been doing this. never. secondly, i have never, ever, lost my temper when schooling a halter horse. i totally understand where they’re at, what they’re doing, what they need to learn, what they don’t learn, what they’re physically capable of doing.” He compares his program of schooling horses to teaching a child. “When you first start teaching a kid to play catch, you don’t throw it to him at 100

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miles per hour and get mad at him when he doesn’t catch it. you ou throw it lightly, he throws it back, you throw it more, and after a period of time he plays a pretty good game of catch. it’s the same with a horse.” itt helps immeasurably, he says, that he now has just 20 stalls to fill. He doesn’t have to take any horse—or try to force a horse into a job it can’t or doesn’t want to do—just to pay the bills. That makes it easier to train the horses and easier to be honest with owners. “There are people that i’m not their guy,” he observes, “because i won’t say what they want to hear.”

Life Is Good

more ore than three decades into his career, Greg Knowles finds himself happy with life. He owns his own ranch and can be selective about the horses he leads, and his n the past year, he has Arabian activities give him worldwide exposure. in ast. judged in south America, europe and the middle east.

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owles with his wife, Tamra.

“We’ve paid attention to the business,” he says of the flexibility his situation affords him. “We have profit centers that generate income. you have to ask yourself, what are you trying to accomplish as a business person as well as a horseman?” over the years, he has been careful with his finances, investing prudently in land as well as horses. in horses, he offers, one reason for his success—even before he had much cash on hand—has been his ability to evaluate prospects, invest in the good ones, and sell them successfully for himself and his clients. on the personal front, his life has evolved as well. in 2000, Greg and Lisa Knowles went their separate ways. Four years later, on a flight east to announce the annual strawberry banks open House, he met an interior designer en route to the furniture market in new york City. The attraction born at 35,000 feet blossomed, and on February 16, 2008, during scottsdale because that was the only time he could assemble his halter friends in one place, he and Tamra everson were married. “she balances me,” he says simply. “she’s very gifted at what she does, and she’s one of those people who blends in very well. she doesn’t need to be the center of attention.” That Tamra, who has no background in horses, has fit so seamlessly into his life is amazing to him, and the best explanation is that although horses are new to her, loving animals—all animals—is not. she he complements him in the social aspect of his business, and has even been known to sit for hours at a horse show, watching him judge. “she is always patient with me,” he says. “myy clients love her.”

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in the last decade, he also has added auctioneer to his resume. “i was at a restaurant, talking to some automobile auctioneers,” he recalls. That was almost 10 years ago, not long after he had begun considering old age and “profit centers for his retirement.” The auctioneers gave him a glimpse into another world. “They were like rock stars; they flew around the country, making a lot of money. so i thought, ‘Cool! i’ll be that!’” in 2002, because most states now require licenses for the profession, Knowles graduated from the Worldwide College of Auctioneering in mason City, iowa. it was, he remembers, a humbling experience. Almost everyone in his class was much younger, and many came from auctionhouse families with major incomes. “For the first time in years, it was really funny to be anonymous in the field,” he says. “i was 49, and they’re probably thinking ‘poor guy, he’s still trying to figure out what he wants to do.’ And i’m thinking, ‘no, no, i actually have a career!’” in the end, he decided that developing the set of skills necessary for a rock-star auctioneer’s life would require more than he, as someone who already had a job, wanted to put into it. He scaled back his goals; well known in the Arabian world, he found it easy to get auctioneering jobs in his own sphere. but even there he changed his expectations. “in the old days, Gene LaCroix was the center of the universe and everybody brought their best to him to sell,” he explains. “now we have our own camps; there is little consistent value of horses. it’s what each camp creates for its own client base. Trainers sell within their own groups and buy for themselves. They have no need to put a horse in an auction at a high end auction center. To be able to market world-class horses is an enviable position of power, and they wouldn’t give me or anybody else that strength.”

Looking At The Industry

Like most trainers who have been on the scene for a while, Knowles has concerns and opinions about his industry. “my point of reference is the breeding/halter world,” he qualifies. “i don’t make my living with performance horses. but for the last 20 years, i have watched this industry deteriorate. in the halter world, i have seen barriers after barriers, from holding pens—when we used to have to be in a pen 20 minutes before the class (that was supposed to save the breed)—to when we had to walk to the cone (because these horses were too wild and crazy and they would hurt the breed). And then we decided that they had to have performance ribbons, 206 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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which was costly and dangerous for famous stallions (somehow making sure that these Arabian stallions had ribbons in performance was going to save the breed). Then they decided in their ultimate wisdom to develop a new scoring system. “The regionals are horrific; they’re boring and uneventful. They’re not even close to being ‘transparent’ and ‘engaging.’ ‘Transparent’ was that you could read the numbers, but that became nonexistent because the numbers weren’t announced—they were put on the wall an hour after the class. This year at nationals, ationals, they didn’t hold them up. And ‘engaging’ is the same—if you don’t hold up the numbers, there’s no way this class is engaging because you don’t know what’s going on. There is also supposed to be accountability, and i don’t see judges having to account for bad calls. “i am not a proponent of that scoring system,” he says. “What is a 20 on a head? Are the eyes wide enough on the forehead? iss there a triangular shape? Are the ears straight enough, fine enough? Are they shaped pretty enough? iss the distance between the eye and the muzzle short enough? iss the muzzle fine or coarse or medium fine? What is a 20? iss it a dish or a flat face? Do you like a jibbah? What is a jibbah? How should we use a jibbah? And we’re just at the head. We’re not even to the neck, the back, the shoulder, the legs. The bottom line is that if you have five good judges in center ring, it doesn’t matter which system you use. it’s t’s going to come out fine. but ut it’s more exciting to do the comparative and just let them take their choice. “i think that in this country we have a diverse group of horses and horsemen, and what some horsemen find to be their breed standard can be different from what others prefer, and create inconsistency in the scoring judging system. judges choose what they want based on their background, and i think that when we come from so many different areas, there is just no way to standardize this ethereal horse.” His views on the treatment of horses in training for the ring and in competition are measured. “Horses should not have welts or open blood under their chin,” he says. “They should not be out of control. Those things are true. but this is a horse show, and they want people to come and enjoy it and support it. And then they do—what? Put on a cattle show? i

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just want to see the owners and the breeders be able to showcase their horses in a positive light with prize money, fun, fun venues, and energy.” Knowles also has suggestions for improving the breed beyond the show arena. ““i think transported semen has hurt the country,” he says frankly. “The fact that we only breed to the four or five major stallion lines has created a tiny gene pool.” in the past, he argues, local stallions got opportunities because not everyone wanted to or could afford to ship their mares across the country to the headline stallions. some of those local stallions sired the sort of foals who made them top-of-the-line breeding horses as well. if that happened again, he adds, the value of colts as potential breeding stallions would go up. As it is now, they are being just good advertising for their sires. but more than just a diverse gene pool is at stake, he offers. He remembers how the system used to work. “on sunday afternoons, families in the region drove into the breeding farms with their two horse trailer and brought ‘bint majestic’ (sometimes with her baby) to be bred to the stallion. They sat there and listened to the Dan Gaineys and Dr. Kales and Howie Kales and the Dick Pattersons tell them about the breed. They would spend their afternoons with their families, looking at horses, sitting in the grass, maybe enjoying a picnic lunch with other farm visitors. They had a reason to have passion. “i understand that you can’t always go back,” he concedes. He knows that the passage of time has meant limitations on what is possible. now there are fewer farms with the capacity to provide mare care in large numbers, and owners with older or more delicate mares might not want to ship their treasures. regarding the land problem, he counters that some mares could be kept at central holding stations near popular stallions.

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(“We don’t have farms because the way it is now, we don’t need them; if there were a need, you would see farms again.”) For the old, fragile or problem mares, or for owners with fine mares but restricted budgets, stallion owners could be issued “hardship chips.” Perhaps, he suggests, for every 100 breedings sold, 10 passes could be used to accommodate the mares that simply couldn’t travel. “There would be camaraderie; people would be involved again,” he says. “itt would revitalize our clubs. A friend tells a friend— that’s how most people got into this in the first place.” As he contemplates the future of the Arabian horse breed, he considers his own past in it. “The filly run is the total capsulation of Greg Knowles wanting to be a horse trainer,” he says. “magic agic Dream was the capsulation of Greg Knowles wanting to be a horseman.” Whatever the past and the future, for Greg Knowles there is one constant. “imagine magine being 14 and trying out for the baseball team,” he says. “i’m the best player in the try-out, but you know how try-outs run—the worst team gets first choice. The second day of the tryout, the coach of the best team asks me to sandbag it—not try, so that i get overlooked and he can pick me. i go home and tell my dad about it. “And my dad says, ‘Go out and do the best you can. That’s all you can do.’” n

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Serious Prize Money Available At U.S. Nationals by Colleen scott

At the 2010 U.s. nationals, Tommy Garland rode Dancin To Victory and won the U.s. national Championship in the Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class for owner barbara Lynn Hunt. They then did a little more “dancing” to the tune of $16,142.44, thanks to the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA) slot program. it was the second year in a row for Garland and Hunt to come up big money winners. in 2009, Garland rode JF Verrisk to the championship title, claiming $13,125. says Hunt, “The

“The slot classes are great for promoting Arabian showing. It is a substantial enough amount to offset some of the costs of showing, and it surely must entice owners to purchase these younger horses.”

slot classes are great for promoting Arabian showing. it is a substantial enough amount to offset some of the

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costs of showing, and it surely must entice owners to purchase these younger horses. it appeared to me that a lot of people made a special effort to show up to watch the slot class. i am not much of a gambler, so adding that dimension to the already present nerves of the steep competition, gives me a huge nationals experience!” she says. now when non-horse people ask, ‘Can you win money at that?’ i can proudly say, ‘Yes!’” According to bob Hart Jr., who helped launch the program, winning money is key to motivating people to show, buy and breed. “The biggest thing we’re seeing in the equine industry right now, in all breeds, not just ours, is that people are tired of just winning ribbons. People are thrilled with the opportunity to actually put something in the bank,” he says. Hart says he also knows of several horses that were successfully marketed last year partly due to their eligibility for the slot program. “They were good horses, but it also helped that they were eligible to compete in the slot program.” besides Garland, others taking home fuller wallets from the 2010 U.s. nationals included brett becker riding onyx A for the Whitaker family who received a check for $9,685.46. becker concurs with Hart. “This program enables people to create income to help support their

SeriouS Prize Money

Tommy Garland and Dancin To Victory.

horse habit,” he says. “i think it is a great incentive. We need more programs like it in our breed. i am all for it.” The Top Ten winners and their mounts that were slot program participants included bob Hart Jr. and sahara Jewel V, stan White iii and TA ocala, stan White Jr. and mD Dynasty of Fame, Liz bentley aboard Tamar Kalist, and Gordon Potts with TA Prelude. They each took home $4,842.73. says stan White iii of the winnings, “it’s a great opportunity for people to win back some of the money they’ve spent. even if you are in the Top Ten, you’re going to get the slot fee and entry fees. if you are champion, you get a whole lot more. Plus, it makes things a little more interesting.”

Brett Becker and Onyx A.

choose to sell more than 15 slots for a class, but the extra slots will sell for a higher price than the original 15 and the money will be added into the total prize pool. Championship and reserve Championship money is always paid out to the highest two placing slot-holders. When some Top Ten winners are not in the program, the money they would have won is retained and added to the following years’ prize money, which generates even more excitement.

since its inception at the 2009 U.s. nationals, the slot program has been gaining momentum and popularity. The prize money comes from the sale of 15 slots, the ownership of which qualifies the slot-holder for prize money when winning a Top Ten or better in that class.

The APAHA is offering four slot classes for the 2011 U.s. national Championships. in addition to the purebred western pleasure junior horse class, there will be the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class with slots selling for $3,500 each. slots for Arabian Country english Pleasure Junior Horse and Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse are also available. These two classes have slot prices of $2,500 each and proportionately lower payouts.

once a slot is purchased, that person has lifetime rights to renew each subsequent year. The slots may be leased to someone else for that year’s competition; however, the original owner is always responsible for the payment, unless they choose not to renew. someday APAHA may

To buy a slot and have permanent rights to prize money at U.s. nationals or get more information about the program, contact anyone on the APAHA prize money committee: bob Hart, russ Taylor, Johnny ryan, roger Johnson, Frank Galovic or Peter Conway. n JA n UA rY 2011 | 211

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During the New Year’s weekend, Scottsdale’s most prominent Arabian horse farms opened their doors to the public and Arabian enthusiast alike to showcase the horses and the lifestyle that is a part of their ownership.

Lisa Shover and Sshameless

Celebrating its fourth successful year, the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tours have become an annual and much-lookedforward-to event. Organized by its founders, Scott Bailey and David Cains, the tours and surrounding events survived unseasonably wet and cold (for the Southwest) weather to live up to their usual highlight billing on the Arabian horse calendar. During the New Year’s weekend, Scottsdale’s most prominent Arabian horse farms opened their doors to the public and Arabian enthusiast alike to showcase the horses and the lifestyle that is a part of their ownership. This year, local Fox News included some of the farms on their broadcasts in the days leading up to the tours. Attendance at each facility ranged from around 200 people to the more than 600 that were on hand for the grand finale at Midwest Training Centre on Sunday night. Since their inception, the tours have offered a perfect format to educate the public, cultivate their interest and allow them to experience all aspects of the Arabian horse lifestyle. Food, wine and friends were plentiful at every stop. Due to the cold, rainy weather, these functions became more intimate than

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usual, as groups gathered inside the elegantly decorated barns at facilities such as Rae Dawn and Brookville. With the occasional “snow flurry” in the upper Rio Verde Valley, the multitude of portable heaters and hot coffee offered at many farms were popular items. This year’s event included 14 Arabian horse farms in Scottsdale. The schedule opened at Culbreth Training Center, where champion after champion was ridden and shown to an enthusiastic crowd. One of the spectator favorites was the U.S. National Reserve Champion Sshameless, who was presented by his owner Lisa Shover, with a champagne toast to all. Later that evening, attendees were received at Brookville Arabians for an elegant presentation of horses and a delicious sampling of gourmet cheeses, wines and other delicacies. For the next four days, the tour continued in the same exciting style at Battaglia/Witte/ Cactus Rose Arabians, Arabian Expressions, Argent Farms/Byatt Arabians, North Arabians, Arabians International, Rae Dawn Arabians, Equine Image Center and Midwest Station I, McDonald Arabians, Stonewall Farm Arabians, Terry Holmes Arabians, and Amurath Arabians.

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With the snow-covered mountains as the backdrop, the holiday spirit and camaraderie of the 2011 Arabian Horse Farm Tours made the weekend as memorable as the Arabians who were center stage.

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Sunday night, Midwest Training Centre hosted the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tour’s grand finale, which also featured the conclusion of the Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge Benefit Auction. The sale had been ongoing throughout the weekend, supporting the organization which rescues and cares for all types of animals, from pets to livestock and horses. More than $30,000 was raised from the generous donations of items. At Midwest Training Centre’s open house, an array of national champions were presented to the crowd, including the imported Brazilian National Champion Stallion Fausto CRH. Dressed in his western pleasure finery, Fausto proudly carried the American flag across the stage during opening ceremonies. Throughout the four days, a wonderfully diverse group of horses was presented to an appreciative crowd. With the snow-covered mountains as the backdrop, the holiday spirit and camaraderie of the 2011 Arabian Horse Farm Tours made the weekend as memorable as the Arabians who were center stage. ■

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2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction & Futurity— Still Exceeding All Expectations by Linda White

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he 2011 scottsdale signature stallion (sss) auction is getting a new look. it will also be getting a much classier, more intimate location for the enjoyment and comfort of the more than 1,000 people who will fill the bleachers and tables on the arena floor (part of the new look). bidders will register and be given numbered paddles, just like at sotheby’s, and spotters, stallion handlers and other auction staff will be suitably attired for what promises to be a memorable event, more like a party than an auction, explains Janice Wight, who heads the sss program. early Wednesday evening, buyers, sellers, spectators and curious newcomers will make their way to brett’s barn, on the east side of the WestWorld property. (Directions will be posted well beforehand.) The auction starts at 6 p.m., with wellknown horseman Greg Knowles the man with the hammer. each time his hammer falls, his “Sold!” will linger over the final bid. The 2010 scottsdale signature stallion auction brought in $438,100 from 159 stallion services sold, and the number of nominated stallions just continues to grow. There were 150 services offered in 2009. This year, you can register, get a bidder’s paddle, and take advantage of the opportunity to bid on your favorites from the 175 services available. There are lucrative competitions open to all foals bred under the scottsdale signature stallion program—that is one of the factors in its extraordinary popularity—but the two events with the highest payout are the auction classes, which are restricted to the foals that result from breedings sold in the auction. a 2010 yearling foaled in 2009 is the product of a breeding sold at the 2008 auction, and so forth. in 2011, the sss momentum continues: 96 fillies and 81 colts are entered in its yearling events, while the auction classes will welcome 35 fillies and 24 colts and geldings. in 2-year-old competition, 45 fillies, 41 colts and 15 geldings are on hand. “There are more than 1,200 mares nominated to the sss program. it’s huge,” marvels Wight. “international breeders from countries like brazil, Qatar, the uae and from throughout europe now come to scottsdale, and the single most asked-about aspect of the show is the signature stallion program. and everybody asks about whether young horses they may be considering are in the sss program. People want to breed their mares to sssnominated stallions. it has become a marketing tool. a mare




in foal to a sss stallion is automatically worth more, and the foal she produces will be worth more because it’s eligible for the program. We are very proud of it.” This year, more than $613,000 in prize money is offered in 16 halter and performance classes. Last year’s Futurity auction Champion yearling Colt and yearling Filly each received $56,857, and this year, although amounts are a little reduced due in part to an uncertain economy, they are nothing to sneeze at. both the filly and the colt 2011 Futurity auction Champions will win $39,603; the two reserve champions will take home $19,801 each; and the remaining top ten each will receive a healthy $6,718. in the regular sss classes—for foals bred from signature stallions and nominated mares, but not breedings sold through the auction—estimated prize money is more than $18,000 for the yearling winners, $12,483 for the top 2-year-olds, and $2,000 for the winners in the 3-year-old classes. substantial cash is awarded to reserve champions and top tens, and in the yearling classes, even those placing from 11 through 20 will be recognized with $500 each. The performance futurities award more than $13,000 in english, hunter and western, while the maturity classes in those divisions are worth nearly $4,000 to their winners. and, of course, the reserve champions and top fives also take home a nice, fat check. as “Wheel of Fortune” TV host Pat sajak often reminds losing players, “That’s not bad for a half hour’s work.” occasionally, somebody has a good idea that quickly takes on a life of its own. The scottsdale signature stallion auction and Futurity began as just such a thought, and in the years since its hopeful 2003 unveiling, that good idea has transformed itself into a genuine phenomenon. When we track the dollar amounts raised and awarded since the program’s inception, and all the horses and humans involved in one way or another over the last nine years, the totals are eye-popping. The incentive program’s welcome seed fell onto fertile soil in the first months of 2002. That was when arabian Horse association of arizona members decided they needed some kind of catalytic, attention-getting new offering to stimulate potential exhibitors to take part in their 47-yearold show.

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since its earliest days, the club’s membership roster has included quite a few savvy, business-oriented members who have tried to make judicious, well-informed decisions about its financial activities. spring 2002 saw plenty of them among the membership, and the general agreement was that the stallion services auction/futurity idea was sound, with a few reservations. as the exciting new program began to take shape, aHaa members elected to introduce the untested incentive plan at the 2003 scottsdale arabian show. some of the more uneasy club members wondered privately, would the stallion enrollments and sponsorships, mare and foal nominations, auction proceeds and other aspects (hopefully cash positive aspects) of the good idea they were about to unveil keep the program afloat, if not practically self-sustaining? ideally, in a perfect world, could that happen? by show time 2003, 70 stallions were enrolled in the scottsdale signature stallion auction and Futurity. although brand new to the scottsdale crowd, the first stallion services auction took in $200,000. it soon became clear that the scottsdale signature stallion auction and Futurity was going to go places. stallion enrollments and sponsorships, sales of stallion services, futurity nominations and payments to maintain eligibility, and participating breeders’ numbers continued to rise every year. another detail that probably contributed to the program’s immediate acceptance and enthusiastic member and exhibitor support was the requirement, spelled out explicitly

in the sss class specifications, that non-professionals only would be permitted to show their horses. amateurs gratefully accepted the “no Professionals!” rule and tucked it away to admire later, when the competitions started. “There will be five judges in all the sss classes,” program head Janice Wight says of improvements scheduled for 2011. “We also have changed the age groups to five groups, with the youngsters in each group really close in age. it will be fun, and much more fair, because a late spring or early summer foal is at a big disadvantage in that first year or two showing against a foal that may be six or seven months older. months and weeks make a real difference in a young prospect. our rearranging age groups will mean that entries will now show against babies their age. When you’re trying to grow the breed, you have to eliminate even slightly questionable practices and procedures, and keep everything as fair and aboveboard as is humanly possible.” The scottsdale signature stallion program has expanded over the years, creating more opportunities for breeders to become involved without breaking the bank. For a complete list of classes available to eligible sss and sss auction foals, go to the aHaa website, e-mail your questions to, or call (480) 515-1500. This is one of those incentive programs that truly benefit everybody. if you plan to go to scottsdale, or even if you don’t, but haven’t booked your best producer to anybody yet, consider the scottsdale signature stallion auction and Futurity alternative. Talk to participating breeders. Go after more information. Dispel your doubts, because this is an incentive program like no other. n

“It’s time to breed Arabian horses again!” —Janice Wight

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2011 Projected Prize Money Payouts Auction Yearling Halter Classes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Auction Championship: Yearling Fillies – AOTH Yearling Colts/Geldings – AOTH Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten

$39,603 38 $19,801 69 $6,718 43

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: Yearling Fillies – ATH Yearling Colts/Geldings – ATH $18,714 50 $9,357 25 $3,174 78 $500 00

2-Year-Old Halter Classes

$2,000 00 $1,000 00 $500 00

3- & 4-Year-Old Performance Classes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: English Pleasure Futurity Hunter Pleasure Futurity Western Pleasure Futurity Champion Reserve Champion Top Five

$13,078 21 $9,341 58 $4,982 17

5-Year-Old Performance Classes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: 2-Year-Old Fillies – ATH 2-Year-Old Colts – ATH 2-Year-Old Geldings – ATH Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Championship: 3-Year-Old Fillies – ATH 3-Year-Old Colts – ATH 4-Year-Old Geldings – ATH Champion Reserve Champion Top Five

Yearling Halter Classes

Champion Reserve Champion Top Ten Top Twenty (11-20)

3-Year-Old Halter Classes

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Maturity Championship: English Pleasure Maturity Hunter Pleasure Maturity Western Pleasure Maturity

$12,483 33 $6,241 66 $2,117 71

Champion Reserve Champion Top Five

$4,878 72 $3,484 80 $1,858 56

Watch For More Great Prize Money Payouts in 2012 **Prize money subject to change

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion Auction YEArlinG FilliES AotH cHAMPionSHiP Champion: $56,857.50 LLC BRIANA (Pyro Thyme SA x RD Fabreanna) Handler: Angela Larson Owner: Claire and Margaret Larson Reserve Champion: $28,428.75 RD MARCIENA (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche) Handler: Murray Popplewell Owner: Murray and Shirley Popplewell Top Ten, unranked: $9,645.47 each RAHPSODY (*Rahere x *Dyna HCF) H/O: Janice McCrea Wight GOSSIP GIRL RL (Maserati WR x Maid Of The Mist RF) H/O: Robert Punter RD SERENDIPITY (Showkayce x Alanna) H: Shirley Popplewell O: Murray and Shirley Popplewell CYMBOL OF PSYCHE RH (ROL Intencyty x AR Psychadelicat) H: Robin Kragulj, O: Robin Hood Farms SHANAE F (Pershahn El Jamaal x NW Shantelle) H: Steven Freeman O: Steven and Karen Freeman PSYCHES LAST LOVE (Padrons Psyche x Fames Lastlove CAHR) H/O: Brent Stone SHAKINA CCR (FS Ritz x Falcons Liberty LRA) H: Todd Muck O: Todd Muck and Roxanne Turner LOVE POTION NO NINE (Falcon BHF x BHF Shahs Melody) H: Elizabeth Hauser, O: Deborah Hauser

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion YEArlinG FilliES AtH cHAMPionSHiP Champion: $19,501.13 MPA GIORGINA (mPa Giovanni x rohara Whispers) Handler: Kentley Dean owner: Karen and andrew Wilson Reserve Champion: $9,750.56 SEMPER AMORE TO (semper Fie x in Love) Handler: ron armstrong owner: Thirteen oaks arabians Top Ten, unranked: $3,308.23 each LOVE SWEET LOVE (ever after na x sweet Psyrrender) H: michael bills o: robert & Dixie north Family Trust ISABELLA WA (sir Fames HbV x Tatianna Wa) H: Laura Friesen, o: ed and Laura Friesen JUSTEENA CR ( Justify DGL x s Fheelena) H: Deborah stephens o: Cornerstone ranch LLC BIANCA ROSETTA (Da Valentino x rosetta La) H: Kristin Hamway, o: allen Kirkendall ANGELLINAH WLF (sir Fames HbV x bey starrlett WLF) H/o: Leslie Lurken SANTA BARBARA JUELL V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x sweet shalimar V) H: mike beethe, o: Varian arabians DONNA PSYCHE NA (Padrons Psyche x Donna Fantastykah rb) H: Tom mensing o: robert & Dixie north Family Trust ASTOUNDDING JEWEL ( Justify x JJ astounding echo) H: rhiannon sellman, o: DsT arabians

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion Auction YEArlinG coltS/GEldinGS AotH cHAMPionSHiP Champion: $56,857.50 KRYPTONITE TDF (mL mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach) Handler: Kentley Dean owner: W. Kent Dean Reserve: $28,428.75 ROHARA EMISSARY (aria impresario x HeD Caramba) Handler/owner: Jeffrey sloan Top Ten, unranked: $9,645.47 each EMANUAL (eden C x emandoria) H: mark Davis o: Cindy mcGown and mark Davis MATAZAL LBA (mazkarade x amelia b) H: mark Halquist, o: Lazy b arabians LLC MARCEDES GOLD (rHr marcedes x Legacys Treasure) H/o: bruno Guiraldelli GR KHAMELOT (Gr Kharmello x amerikan style ia) H: Diane allen, o: Jay and Diane allen YUKON CF (Denali bHF x CF star magnolia) H: Curtis Piotrowski o: Curtis, Cynthia and Tess Piotrowski PALADIN LL (magnum Chall HVP x nV Gypsy Dancer) H/o: Leslie Lurken VERTANZIO (Psytanium x Vvesta) H: Cammie Coker o: Darrell, sandy and Cammie Coker MOVADO PA (armani FC x autumn Tapestry) H: Dean Wikel, o: Pegasus arabians

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion YEArlinG coltS AtH cHAMPionSHiP Champion: $19,501.13 MASTER JULLYEN V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x misti morn V) Handler: mike beethe owner: Varian arabians Reserve: $9,750.56 ADAM CR (eden C x s Just Dream on) Handler/owner: Deborah stephens Top Ten, unranked: $3,308.23 each VICTORIOUS LD (Da Valentino x Queen adiamonds) H: anthony marino o: Les and Diane Van Dyke BRONTES FM (Da Vinci Fm x Goddess of marwan) H: Cathleen murphy Wright o: Tom and Cathleen murphy Wright ARAGONN (aria impresario x mFa annies song) H: ashlee alfreds o: michael byatt and ray & nora Tatum GIANCARLO JPR (Da Valentino x Just astrella) H: marikate matthews, o: John rannenberg INSPIRATION NA (ever after na x indianne Psylk) H: michael bills o: robert & Dixie north Family Trust H ANZO H (enzo x *alegoria Pasb) H: allyson nelson o: Hennessey arabian LLC XCLUSIVE W (selket marque x Psylver Psyche VF) H: Kristin Hamway, o: Willms arabians WR CROWN ROYALE (magnum Psyche x major Love affair) H/o: Donald Camacho Jr.

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion 2-YEAr-old FilliES AtH cHAMPionSHiP Champion: $14,134.17 RD CHALLS ANGEL (magnum Chall HVP x bey angel TGs) Handler: scott Cocuzza owner: Pegasus arabians Reserve: $7,067.08 MADEIRA EL MARWAN (marwan al shaqab x maria el besson) Handler: murray Popplewell owner: murray and shirley Popplewell Top Ten, unranked: $2,397.76 each POWER OF LUV (Da Valentino x roL snap shot) H: Jamie Heathcott o: strawberry banks Farm and Walter mishek NOVELLA SF (sir Fames HbV x Psyches nova) H: natalia nieves o: robert & Dixie north Family Trust LA ROSA FAME GL (Legacy of Fame x Queen of ssheba) H/o: susan Glendenning AUJSHA (marajj x Paloma De Jamaal) H: Jocelyn Hazlewood o: Wilson Training Center and markelle arabians ARIA ELITA ( Justify x bK Tamina) H: rhiannon sellman o: Ken and Tracy White DUCHESS OF MARWAN (marwan al shaqab x amety b) H: anthony marino, o: sally bedeker MC SOPHIE (adoniis x sonora rose) H: Holly mcDonald o: Gary and Holly mcDonald MARTINI THYME RTA (Pyro Thyme sa x martina Van ryad) H: stuart Vesty, o: sue & stuart Larsen

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion 2-YEAr-old coltS AtH cHAMPionSHiP

2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion 2-YEAr-old GEldinGS AtH cHAMPionSHiP

Champion: $14,134.17 SF SIR REAL (sir Fames HbV x Veronica Ga) Handler: ross Danielson owner: ernest Patterson and Holly mcDonald

Champion: $14,134.17 H AIDEN H (eden C x suzanna mPa) Handler: Jaime stachler owner: elite arabian Horses international

Reserve: $7,067.08 ONITNELAV (Da Valentino x royal Ghazallah) Handler: Willie brown owner: William Jackson Jr.

Reserve: $7,067.08 KFR FIORENTINO (Da Valentino x Dana Francesca), Handler: rob Punter owner: svenn and Deborah mikkelson

Top Ten, unranked: $2,397.76 each

Top Ten, unranked: $2,397.76 each

STTARDOM ( Justify x afire star), H: austin boggs, o: DsT arabians; PASO DOBLLE (magnum Psyche x bey Challina JD), H: Dean Wikel, o: Pegasus arabians; CHANCELLOR MW (enzo x star Chance sa), H: Jaime stachler, o: Cindy morgan and ann Wilder; PHALANX BPA (Falcon bHF x Ta Jihana bey), H: Glenn Hibbs, o: bP arabians LLC; OPUS ONE ROA (sir Fames HbV x opus rose JP), H: adam rickert, o: randy and marsha meyer; TROUBADOUR PA (magnum Chall HVP x Psyches secret), H: scott Cocuzza, o: Pegasus arabians; FARRAJJ B (marajj x opalos nina), H: steven Freeman, o: Donna and elizabeth baker; BASES LOADED JCA (magnum Psyche x Jacline Jamal JCa), H: manny Lawrence, o: Jade Creek arabians.

RIGHTEOUS BHF (Falcon bHF x bHF anna Tevkah), H: Kristin Hamway, o: Keith and maureen Krichke; PRESIDENCHALL LL (magnum Chall HVP x belindaa), H: Leslie Lurken, o: margret Vanden broek; JUSTTINIAN ( Justify x shahmaica bey), H: austin boggs, o: robert and Janene boggs; GHAZZALI EWA (Gazal al shaqab x magnums Valentine), H: Jocelyn Hazlewood, o: susan rothman; RA KOHINOOR (sir Fames HbV x Khasmir), H/o: randy redd; PPOLARISS (Pprovidence x nV rose ella), H: scott Cocuzza, o: margret Vanden broek; HP GUNS AND ROSES (magnum Chall HVP x eTC Cracklin rosy), H: Patricia moulton, o: Highland Pride arabians, inc.; VINDIKAYTE WR ( Justify x aristokayte), H: mike beethe, o: Charles and Kay nordhausen.

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion EnGliSH PlEASurE FuturitY cHAMPionSHiP


2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion EnGliSH PlEASurE MAturitY Atr cHAMPionSHiP

Champion: $17,845.91 KD EXPRESSION HEIR (iXL noble express x eliza La) rider: Joel Kiesner owner: bridget and Katie atwood

Champion: $5,916.17 ROL CODE RED (Cytosk x ebonee) rider: Leanna Vandlen owner: mary anna napier

Reserve: $12,747.08 OSCAR DE LA RENTA (Ds major afire x Cr berry brandy) rider: shan Wilson owner: Thomas and earleen Walter

Reserve: $4,225.83 ROL FIRE WATER (baske afire x singularcylection) rider: Cindy High-Fischmann owner: r o Lervick arabians

Top Five, unranked: $6,798.44 each TWICYE AS NICE (Cytosk x iXL miss Firefly), r: Dennis Wigren, o: r o Lervick arabians; EXXPECTATIONS (a Temptation x ea Candy Girl), r: brian murch, o: strawberry banks Farm; LOTS OF FIRE CRF (Ds major afire x G Kallora), r: shawn rooker, o: Cedar ridge Farm.

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2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion WEStErn PlEASurE FuturitY cHAMPionSHiP

2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion WEStErn PlEASurE MAturitY Atr cHAMPionSHiP

Champion: $17,845.91 MANCINI BEY SMF (brandon bey JCa x marrissah) rider: ron Copple owner: John and Judy mittenthal

Champion: $5,916.17 JK MAGNETIC (magnum Psyche x JK angelbasksko) rider: samantha anderson owner: John & Karen sparks revoc. Trust

Reserve: $12,747.08 SABRINA WA (Couturier x brooklyn bey) rider: rick Gault owner: ed and Laura Friesen

Reserve: $4,225.83 MARTINIS AT NOON (Pa Hi-noon x Daiquiri bey) rider/owner: Dori Lowe

Top Five, unranked: $6,798.44 each MAHJIIQ (marwan al shaqab x Koweta sonatina), r: Joe reser, o: robert Lee and Kenna burbeck; MAGNUM OPUS DC (magnum Chall HVP x boardwalksfantasy), r: Tommy Garland, o: C & G ranch LLC; EVG ASHLYN (Pershahn el Jamaal x Gai anastashah), r: bill Porcher, o: evergreen arabians LLC. 22 SSS | a r a bi a n Hor se T i mes

Top Five, unranked: $2,253.78 each PSLIM SHADY (Gr Psyches rey x alisia), r: Jill ann mohr, o: beth and Dennis Grubba; BEYSTARRS KADANCE (aTa bey starr x oFW Dark Dancing), r: anique Weber, o: Laure Kruse; EMAGE VA (enzo x Gi Gi Giselle), r/o: michael brock.



2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion HuntEr PlEASurE FuturitY cHAMPionSHiP


2010 ScottSdAlE SiGnAturE StAllion HuntEr PlEASurE MAturitY Atr cHAMPionSHiP

Champion: $17,845.91 SAN CARLOS JULLYEN V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x sweet Caroline V) rider: elizabeth bentley owner: Graycor Farms, inc.

Champion: $5,916.17 Z-Z-TANIUM (Psytanium x shezamadre) rider: alisha Kinney owner: Paul and barbara Hutchins

Reserve: $12,747.08 FIDENZIO (enzo x Wn infinity) rider: Wendy Potts owner: Jennifer and Diane Lavallee

Reserve: $4,225.83 MAGNUMS THREE HEARTS (magnum Psyche x mystic momentt) rider: ashley reimer owner: Timothy and Kathryn bolinger

Top Five, unranked: 6,798.44 each

Top Five, unranked: $2,253.78 each

BRANDO JCA (brandon bey JCa x Fallada), r: Cynthia burkman, o: Jade Creek arabians; DECYNED FOR GOLD (out of Cyte x Km Chanel), r: Lisa baenen-Wigren, o: r o Lervick arabians; STARS AVATAR (star Ghazal x allure Wa), r: natalie Jones, o: yvonne metcalfe.

DAVID B JCA (brandon bey JCa x Von Herte only one), r: Loren Hart, o: ann and Tony Pejsa; SURRENDER MY WILL (magnum Psyche x Tessla), r/o: Katja Wiedrich; DANA ARMANDO (baywatch V x Pandora Kay), r: michelle oliver, o: Dale and Wyona Worthington.

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Auction & Halter /Performance Futurity Gener al Rules

I. General Rules

A. The Scottsdale Signature Stallion Halter/Performance Program shall be divided into two sections: 1. Scottsdale Signature Stallion Halter Futurity Program 2. Scottsdale Signature Stallion Performance Division B. 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.

The ‘Right’ owner or lessor 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 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 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, which will be auctioned off by at the following Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show.

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 nomination must be postmarked by December 31 of 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. E. Auction Breeding nominations cannot be carried over to the following year, regardless of the reason that a live foal is not obtained by the purchaser.

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, two-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 two-year olds fillies, colts and geldings. (3 classes) The resulting foals can be shown as three-year olds fillies, colts and geldings. (6 classes) Prize money will be awarded in each division (See Section III). Judging will be done by a 3 Judge System, the method of which can be modified by AHAA or the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Committee. The judging system for each year will be published in the Prize List. E. The resulting foals must be shown by persons holding a current USEF card 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:

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona

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Auction & Halter /Performance Futurity 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. Each class will award a Top Ten along with a Champion and Reserve Champion, with prize money as follows: Champion 35% Reserve Champion 17.5% Remainder of top ten 47.5% (divided by 8) D. In the event there are less than ten 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 comprised of the following: 1. 50% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion nominations from that foal crop’s 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 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) D. In the event there are less than ten 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 Two-Year Old Futurity

A. Prize money for the Two-Year Old Futurity classes will be comprised of Mare Nominations. B. 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 less than ten two-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 Three-Year Old Futurity

A. Prize money for the Three-Year Old Futurity classes will be comprised of 75% of the entry fees received by AHAA for the class. B. 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 less than ten three-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. Prize money for the Performance classes will be comprised of the following: 1. 50% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion nominations from that foal crop’s breeding season. 2. 20% of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction proceeds collected from that foal crop’s breeding season. B. The prize money will be divided equally between Western Pleasure Futurity, Western Pleasure Maturity - ATR, Hunter Pleasure Futurity, Hunter Pleasure Maturity - ATR, English Pleasure Futurity and English Pleasure Maturity – ATR. If additional classes are added, at the discretion of AHAA, than the prize money will be divided equally among all performance classes. Prize money for each class will be awarded to each as follows: Champion 35% Reserve Champion 25% Remainder of Top Five 40% (divided by 3) C. In the event there are less 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. D. Futurity classes will be open to only three and four year old horses, and will be open to all riders (professional or amateur). Maturity classes will be open to only five year old horses, and will be open to amateurs ONLY. All information subject to change.

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right Holders and Stallions Al-Marah Arabians Bazy Tankersley 4101 N Bear Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 85749 520-749-1162 al-marahadmin@att net www al-marah com AM Ben Dream AM Good Oldboy AM Power Raid *Bremervale Andronicus Al-Mohamadia Stud Michael Byatt 7716 Red Bird Road New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 info@michaelbyatt com www michaelbyattarabians com Abha Qatar Amurath Arabians Sharon Eider Orley 29918 N 148th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85262 602 377-7885 eiderorley@aol com www amuratharabians com Sharif El Shaklan Arabians Ltd Judy & Jim Sirbasku 8459 Rock Creek Road Waco, TX 76708 800-973-1445 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 least@amerimar com www arabiansofqiranalsadain com Marjestic WA Argent Farms Andrew Sellman 92 CRF River Falls, WI 54022 715-425-9001 info@argentfarms com www argentfarms com Baahir El Marwan Aria Arabians Jeff Sloan 3095 Old Plank Road Milford, MI 48381 248-766-2903 jeff@ariaarabians com www ariaarabians com Aria Impresario Rough Justice Avalon Crest Andrew & Christina Steffens 75 Buckingham Drive Holbrook, NY 11741 631-737-1729 info@avaloncrest com www avaloncrest com Adamo Battle Hill Farm L N Smith HC 40, Box 9 Lewisburg, WV 24901 304-647-4164 battlehill@suddenlink net www battlehillfarm com Beijing BHF Falcon BHF

Bedu Arabians Rodney Friese 9812 190th Ave SE Snohomish, WA 98290 425-268-0351 Staarwan Bennett Arabians Julie Bennett 2225 W Southlake Blvd , Suite 423-160 Southlake, TX 76092 972-953-5251 bennettarabians@aol com www bennettarabians com Venetian Besson Carol Group Michael Byatt Arabians Ltd 7716 Red Bird Road New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 info@michaelbyatt com www michaelbyatt com *Besson Carol Blakemore Arabians Tom Blakemore II PO Box 20198 Fountain Hills, AZ 85269 602-402-8450 tblakemoreii@aol com www blakemorearabs com Nevada TBA BP Arabians Glenn Hibbs 203 Ultra Drive Henderson, NV 89074 702-263-0741 bparabians@aol com Phalanx BPA Brookville Arabians David & Annabella Gelbard 16106 E Redbird Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-2285 matthew@brookvillearabians com www brookvillearabians com Ames Charisma Buono Terra Farms Lucia Debene 20351 Mabry Lane Sonoma, CA 95476 707-815-6774 lucirhon@aol com www equineimagecenter com LC Athens Burkman Centre Cynthia Burkman PO Box 422 Los Alamos, CA 93440 805-350-0342 burkmancentre@cs com www burkmancentre com ML Afire Dream Butler Farm Training Center, Inc. 440 Devin Drive White Oak, NC 28399 910-866-4000 ML Mostly Padron Malaysia RSA Troublesome Cedar Ridge Farms Dick, Lollie & Lara Ames PO Box 8 Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-6590 A Noble Cause SHF Encore Sir Marwan CRF

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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 anckersen@aol com www marhaabah com Marhaabah Crimson Farms Susanne Mackrell 2000 West Hwy 246 Buellton, CA 93427 805-740-9110 suzierae@crimsonfarmsllc com www crimsonfarmsllc com Hang Time Dana Arabians Dale & Wyona Worthington 6212 Coffel Road S Roy, WA 98580 253-843-9100 danaarabians@gmail com www danaarabians com Dana Zahar Day Dream Arabians, Inc. Carol Steppe 2065 N Refugio Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460 925-736-0942 csteppe@gmail com www daydreamarabians com HI Hello Boy Its Sshow Time Maserati WR Showkayce Philip Del Pozzo & Brent Stone 545 Sawka Drive Auburn, CA 95603 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 Deor Farms Aude Espourteille PO Box 73 Butte Falls, OR 97522 541-865-9302 A Jakarta Desert Star Arabians Patsy Schewach 25454 California Ave Hemet, CA 92545 951-926-0113 LC Axis Marc Me Famous Diamond Hill Arabians Jack LaPointe 6223 McNeely Road Waxhaw, NC 28173 704-243-7036 janprointl1@aol com www hucksconnectionv com Hucks Connection V

Don Manuel Arabians LLC Peter & Trish Kessler 1515 CR 210W Ste 211 Jacksonville, FL 32259 904-733-8885 peter@donmanuelarabians com www donmanuelarabians com RHR Marcedes DST Arabians David & Tammy Corning & Sienna Snell PO Box 12689 Olympia, WA 98508 360-866-8525 dstarabians@msn com Justify El Capitan Ranch Mindy Peters 269 South Beverly Hills, #509 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310-278-6752 mpboogie@yahoo com www elcapranch com Om El Beshaan 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 subsurfaceelectric@yahoo com www dakareljamaal com *Dakar El Jamaal Mazkarade Evergreen Arabians Harold & Elizabeth Green 6408 N 28th Paradise Valley, AZ 85016 480-961-7067 *Pershahn El Jamaal Flying A Ranch Arabians Irene Aborn 5301 Rumley Mine Road Midpines, CO 95345 209-742-5118 flyingaranch@sti net www flyingarancharabians com NV Beau Bey Freedom Ranch LLC Jennifer Patterson 32 Lakefront Drive Glenbrook, NV 89413 262-728-1168 MikeNealArabianCenter@Hotmail com www mikenealarabiancenter com DS Major Afire Freeland Farm Richard Freeland 5429 West Hamilton Road S Fort Wayne, IN 46814 260-436-5711 diane@freelandfarms com www freelandfarms com Shael Dream Desert Future Farms Doyle & Kate Dertell PO Box 482 Romsey, Australia 001 161354285277 info@futurearabians com www futurefarmsarabians com Crave FF


Scottsdale Gallun Farms Dona Bellinger PO Box 1949 Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-693-0083 info@gallunfarms com www gallunfarms com Eden C

Ilercil Corp. Alp Ilercil & Darcy Davis 10315 E Brown Road Mesa, AZ 85207 480-234-4817 ddavis0930@gmail com www ilercilarabians com IA Ambassador

Golden Ridge Farms Jay & Diane Allen 35444 N 11th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85027 623-516-0691 allengoldenridge@aol com www goldenridgefarms com GR Psyches Rey

J & M Arabians Margaret VandenBroek 3980 Crestview Drive Norco, CA 92860 951-533-1490 jm_arabians@sbcglobal net www elcaminoranch com Eupphoria Infenitee

Gruppen Training Center Al & Glenna Gruppen 2714 114th Ave Allegan, MI 49010 616-836-0454 FS Ritz Haras de Cรกrdenas Maria Ibrahimzade 199 South Los Robles Ave, Suite 440 Pasadena, CA 91101 626-696-1109 info@harasdecardenas com www harasdecardenas com Dreamcatcher SMF Ecaho HDC El Cacique HDC Ibn Gazalalshaqab Gervais Harrelson 20770 Scheesley St Perris, CA 92570 951-707-3896 Tristden HB Arabians LLC Christine Bruce or John Hillard 350 South Country Road, Suite 102-150 Palm Beach, FL 33480 561-301-6133 arabians@impilse net Brixx IA Heathcott Ltd. Steve Heathcott 10940 Mt Falls School Washington, TX 77880 805-737-9804 sheath4191@aol com www steveheathcott com Moon of Jullyen Heaven Sent Farm Melvin Morgan 7283 Bosher Drive Mechanicsville, VA 23116 434-546-6123 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 Highland Pride Arabians Allison Pigott 1402 La Riata LaHabra, CA 90631 562-947-5548 fivblupigs@aol com Krusayder Psytation EA

Jade Creek Arabians Manny Lawrence 3675 Baseline Ave Santa Ynez, AZ 93460 805 693-1400 manny@jadecreek com www jadecreek com Bases Loaded JCA 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 larry@jerland com www jerland com Bellagio J MPA Giovanni Ann Johnson 948 Heron Ct Winter Haven, FL 33884 863-324-7035 zeepee@aol com Viva Versace Kharousel Farm Betty Radtke 2636 6th Ave Clarkston, WA 99403 509-758-9249 kharouselfrm@clarkston com www kharouselfarm com NYN Hisani Claire & Margaret Larson 2318 S Loma Linda Drive Loma Linda, MO 64804 417-782-4593 argentfarms@verison net www argentfarms com Pyro Thyme SA Live Oak Arabians Phil & Laura Witter 7575 Jefferson Hwy #178 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 225-928-7213 liveoakarabians@gmail com www liveoakarabians com HF Mister Chips Krewe LC Arlington Lucky Stripes Ranch Lou or Bill Rathburn PO Box 930 Mineola, TX 75773 903-266-4250 plewis@luckystripesranch com www luckystripesranch com Marauderr

Leslie Lurken 3270 19th Street NW #206 Rochester, MN 55901 507-285-0707 lurken@charterinternet net www magnumchall com *Magnum Chall HVP Maroon Fire Arabians David and Gail Liniger 1925 Bartlett Road St Clair, MI 48079 810-329-6392 sheastable@aol com www afirebeyv com IXL Noble Express Marquis Arabians Trish or Allyssa Baird 2075 Ross lane Medford, OR 97501 tbwinderm@yahoo com www jraazul com JRA Azul McDonald Arabians Gary & Holly McDonald 6835 E Peak View Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85262 602-692-3204 mcdonaldarabians@q com www mcdonaldarabians com Adoniis Echclusive SF Sir Real Terry & Pauline McLaughlin 16106 E Redbird Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-2285 Thee Masterpiece Midwest Station II David & Terry Anne Boggs 16917 70th St NE Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-6466 midwestarabian@hotmail com www midwestarabian com Cajun Prince HCF Da Vinci FM Maddox Van Ryad 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 jtb@bauska com www morningviewarabians com Guinness North Arabians, LLC Robert & Dixie North 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd Ramona, CA 92065 760-789-3208 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 midwest@sbwireless net www midwestarabian com Fausto CRH Om El Arab International Sigi Siller 1900 View Drive Santa Ynez, CA 93460 805-688-6958 info@omelarab com www omelarab com Om El Al Azeem Om El Shahmaan Oone, LLC Kirk Bardole PO Box 26171 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 480-650-0731 oonellc@gmail com Jaipur El Perseus Palmetto Arabians LLC Frank & Sara Chisholm 4506 Langsten Raod Timmonsville, SC 29161 843-346-5874 Palmettoarabians@aol com www palmettoarabians@aol com Always A Jullyen V Paradise Arabians Gary & Wanda Kenworthy PO Box 861 Dalton, GA 30722 706-397-9950 garyk@paradisearabians com www paradisearabians com Scapa The Singleton Parkside Paul & Marcella Mehew 12912 Garden Bar Raod Grass Valley, CA 95949 530-268-0984 parksidegv@wildblue net www parksidegv com Hukam Maj PCF Arabians Sam Peacemaker PO Box 1590 Tonasket, WA 98855 509-315-8584 joao@pcfarabians com www pcfarabians com Arbiteur PCF Vision Pstrategy Pegasus Arabians Dean Wikel PO Box 2308 Sandusky, OH 44871 419-588-3000 farm@pegasusequestrian com www pegasusarabians com Armani FC Cavalli Freedom PA Masquerade PA Perry Arabians Jack Perry 400 East 1600 South Mapleton, UT 84664 801-489-3332 Armir Joys Creation JP Prince Tuhotmus JP Obsession Pure Psyche Ja n ua ry 2011 | SSS 27

Pine Crest Arabians Roy & Judy Schmid P O Box 799 Hayward, WI 54843 715-634-2626 pcarab@aol com Gemini VII Pomeroy Arabians International Bob Pomeroy PO Box 280 Grande Prairie, Alberta 480-889-4770 bob@pomeroygroup ca www pomeroyarabians com Etro PA Psynergy Programs, Inc. Michael Weinstein 18225 Hale Ave Morgan Hill, CA 95037 408-307-6436 MWeinstein@psynergy org www elnabilab com El Nabila B R.O. Lervick Arabians Roger Lervick PO Box 699 Stanwood, WA 98292 360-652-0108 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 mpopp@rdarabians com www rdarabians com Bey Ambition Risen, Robert & Nancy Nancy & Robert Risen 40075 Via Caballos Murrieta, CA 92562 951-600-7501 nancyrisen@gmail com Khaberet PGA Robinhood Farms, Inc. Robin & Drago Kraguli 1149 Central Ave University Park, IL 60466 708-235-8912 robin@robinhoodfarms com www robinhoodfarms com ROL Intencyty RH Abrakadabra 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 rojoarab@aol com www rojoarabians com Trussardi Versace

Scheier Farms Rob Long 6807 E Peak View Road Scottsdale, AZ 85255 602-920-6782 kathleenrobl@aol com www scheierfarms com SF Veraz

Strawberry Banks Farm Barbara Chur 1181 Quaker Road East Aurora, NY 14052 716-652-9346 A Temptation Baske Afire Hey Hallelujah

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

Summerfield Farm, Inc. Richard & Tamara Anderson 3088 Flora Rd Belvidere, IL 61008 815-547-4852 summerfieldarabs@aol com www summerfieldfarminc com Georgio AF

Shada, Inc. Steve & Darla Miles 22630 Sugar Bush Road Elk River, MN 55330 763-441-5849 sshadainc@aol com www shadaarabians com Valerio

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

Silver Lakes Arabians Tarrance Floyd 12000 E 53rd Street N Wichita, KS 67226 316-648-4529 tarrance@silverlakearabians com www silverlakearabians com Odyssey SC KA Odysseus Sky Ranch Arabians Lisa Shover 27197 N 90th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85262 602-315-3151 lisa@kgroup us www sshameless com Sshameless Southwest Arabian Farms Veronica & Greg Cowdrey 2155 E Broadway Mesa, AZ 85204 480-962-7205 veronicacowdrey@aol com www southwestarabians com Maximuss SW El Marwan Stonehedge Farms, LLC Alicia & Jack Pace 1750 Hendrie Road Metamora, MI 48455 810-441-1065 jack403234@yahoo com www specsshocwave com SF Specs Shocwave Stoneridge Arabians Dan & Maureen Grossman 2550 So Smith Road Bloomington, IN 47401 812-332-3363 midwest@sbwireless net www midwestarabian com DA Valentino Stonewall Farms Arabians David Cains & Scott Bailey 28150 N Alma School Pkwy, Suite 103-616 Scottsdale, AZ 85262 480-471-1715 info@stonewallfarm com www stonewallfarm com Ajman Moniscione Selket Marque Al Nakeel MA Shadow el Sher

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Taylor Ranch Isaac Taylor 4728 W 12240 S Payson, TX 84651 801-465-0342 isaactyl1@aol com www taylorarabians com Muscat Thirteen Oaks Arabians Ed & Maureen Horton 512 Bowman Creek Road Blountville, TN 37617 423-323-4905 TOArabians@aol com www thirteenoaks com Semper Fie Toskhara Arabians Dick Reed 7429 Grubbs Road Aubrey, TX 76227 940-395-5553 dick@toskhara com www toskhara com Kordelas Travis Training Center, Inc. Travis Hansen 299 N Country Manor Lane Alpine, UT 84004 801-376-3820 travis@travistrainingcenter us www travistrainingcenter us LA Karat Les or Diane Van Dyke 753 56th St Chandler, MN 56122 507-677-2327 midwest@sbwireless net www midwestarabian com Victorious LD Varian Arabians Sheila Varian 1275 Corbett Canyon Road Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 805-489-5802 Info@varianarabians com www varianarabians com Audacious PS *Jullyen El Jamaal

Ventura Farms David Murdock 555 W Potrero Rd Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 805-496-0767 info@venturafarms com www venturafarms com Psymadre TF Psymreekhe Western Cross Ranch Holly Dillin 5008 Ranch View Road Forth Worth, TX 76109 817-994-0918 hdilllin@mac com www westerncrossranch com WC Ali Gazal Westridge Farms LLC Mark Sylla 526 Rolling Meadows Drive River Falls, WI 54022 715-760-1661 vals@westridgefarms com www westridgefarms com Pprovidence Wild Angel Arabians Lavonne & JD Smith 40960 N 28th Street Cave Creek, AZ 85331 623-465-1921 jdsmithccaz@yahoo com Baciano Wil-O-Mar Arabians Ric Summers 16530 Meadowlark Lane Bonner Springs, KS 66012 816-365-3472 wilomararabians@gmail com Casanova PPA Mmonsignor Wilson Training Center Peri Tilghman/Mike Wilson 28643 E Shirley Shores Road Tavares, FL 32778 352-742-7775 Stival TF Royal Shabaz Wunderbar Arabians Ed & Laura Friesen Box 4, RR 3, Site 320 Saskatoon, SK 0 306-220-8157 e l friesen@sasktel net www wunderbararabians com Couturier Mariachi WA Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd Mario Zerlotti 743 Witten Road Pleasanton, TX 78064 830-569-8913 info@zerlottiequine com www zerlottiequine com OFW Magic Wan Denali BHF David Zouch-Ross PO Box 60 Lancefield, Victoria 3435 Australia 613-54291467 www shadaarabians com Armando El Aryes JA Urbino Marwan Al Magnifficoo

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Gemini VII x Challure LOA, by Don El Chall

Owner Amjad Hammad

For Information contact Arabians International Sandro Pinha • cell: 480.226.0001 • office: 480.266.3324 30 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Multi-program nominated sire SCID & CA Clear Proudly bred and owned by Rolyn and Judy Schmid

Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy, by Legacy Of Fame Ja n ua ry 2011 | SSS 31

Bay El Bey Huckleberry Bey Taffona Hucks Premier V Khemosabi Pavane V Baychatka *Bask Serinask Serinne Crystal Lace Lewisfield Amigo Amnesia Lewisfield Nizana 2011 Stud Fee: $3,500 Scottsdale Signature Stallion • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion AEPA Enrolled Sire • Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire

Standing at Vicki Humphrey Training Center • 770.740.8432 • Proudly owned by Diamond Hill Arabians • 704.243.7036 • 32 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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Home of

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BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 225.928.7213 WWW.LIVEOAKARABIANS.COM 38 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U.S. AND CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION AMATEUR PARK CANADIAN RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE Sire of National Champions ~ Krewella, Krewe La La, Lily La Krewe and Krewegerrand, as well as numerous National Winners!

Join us in participating in the exciting Scottsdale Signature Stallion Program by bidding for a breeding nomination to one of these outstanding Live Oak stallions! Ja n ua ry 2011 | SSS 39

A Sire Of Global Expectations...

(*Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA)

Standing at Butler Farms Training Center, Inc. 40 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Owned by Scheier Farms Mike & Patti Scheier • Scottsdale, Arizona Robert Long, Manager: 602-920-6782

sired by



(SF Veraz x Secret Link, by Link To Fame)

Scottsdale Yearling Colts with Terry Holmes

Owned by Les and Carole Eisner

Scottsdale, Arizona 602-321-0405 JA n uA ry 2011 | SSS 41

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SCID & CA Negative

SIRE OF FOUR 2010 U.S. NATIONAL YEARLING COLT WINNERS! AAS-Elishahh ~ U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION Adam CR ~ U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN TRJ Ethan ~ U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN Fabian TRA ` U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN Congratulations to their owners and breeders! U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt • World Cup Junior Champion Stallion U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt • All Nations Cup High Scoring Stallion Enzo x Silken Sable (Genesis C) • Semen shipped world-wide AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated, Scottsdale Signature Stallion & CO Breeders Nominated Sire Proudly owned by BELLINGER ARABIAN HORSE FARM • Paonia, CO For breeding information contact GALLÚN FARMS • 805.693.0083 • photo unaltered Ja n ua ry 2011 | SSS 43

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National Champion


Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay

2011 Scottsdale Contender

Owned by Encore Select Group LLC Stud fee: $2,500 AEPA Enrolled Sire Minnesota Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Contact Cedar Ridge Arabians to book your breeding for 2011. Mike Brennan, breeding manager 952-492-6590 For a private showing, contact Leah Beth Boyd 515-520-7604

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versace x evening intrigue Continuing the Versace Tradition Scottsdale, Minnesota & Sweepstakes Nominated SCID Clear

isla nd el eg a nce

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Sired by Couturier Canadian National Champion Mare

Ed & Laura Friesen Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada phone: 306-220-8157 email: 46 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

bask afire x brooklyn bey Siring beautiful, elegant foals competitive in halter and performance. Scottsdale, Minnesota & Sweepstakes Nominated

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famos o wa Sired by Mariachi WA Scottsdale Signature Stallion 2009 Colts/Geldings AOTH Reserve Champion Watch for him in 3-yr-old Scottsdale Signature Colts with Maegan Friesen

photo by ferrara

Ed & Laura Friesen Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada phone: 306-220-8157 email: Ja n ua ry 2011 | SSS 47




Standing at ERIC WOLFE ARABIANS, INC. Apopka, FL 407-880-4600 • 407-701-9750 cell Proudly owned by ANN JOHNSON 863-324-7035 • 863-224-2592 cell 48 SSS | AR A BIAN HORSE TIMES

Shipped Cooled Semen Stud Fee: $1,500 LFG SCID Clear Scottsdale Signature Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes

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Scottsdale Champion MATEO BPA Krusayder+/ x Shes All That

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sires Scottsdale Signature Stallion SCID Clear

+/ Eternety x Lovins Khrush SSA, by Khadraj NA

U.S. National Reserve Champion WC LEGALLY BLONDE Psytation EA x CT Pina Colada

+ Magnum Psyche x Truly Fame Miss, by Fame VF

w w w. H i g h l a n d P r i d e A r a b i a n s . c o m Trained by & Standing at The Burkman Centre Phone: 805.344.1100 • Cell: 805.350.0342 •

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Dream it. Breed it. Ride it!


Sired by Afire Bey V Out of an *Aladdinn daughter out of a Bask Clasix daughter! Sweepstakes Nominated and Scottsdale Signature Stallion • SCID Clear

The Renaissance HS Miz American Dream 2009 U.S. National Champion 2010 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity English Pleasure Futurity ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense Owned by Smoky Mountain Park Arabians

ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic Congratulations new owner Kim Jarvis!

Contact Cynthia Burkman 2460 Hwy 135, Los Alamos, CA 93440 Phone: 805.344.1100 Cell: 805.350.0342 vesty photo

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IXL NOBLE EXPRESS (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) x SWEET SUMMER FIRE (Afire Bey V x Primroza)


A Noble Cause x G Kallora

A Noble Cause x CRF Brass Lady

A Noble Cause x Ames Toi Love

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Stallion Iowa Gold Star Futurity Stallion

CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS ~ The Ames Family ~ Jordan, MN Mike Brennan, Breeding Manager ~ 952-492-6590 WWW.CEDAR-RIDGE .COM

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MARWAN AL SHAQAB (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) x AMES MIRAGE (Brass x Afire Inmy Eyes) Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Stallion

Standing at: ARGENT FARMS ~ Andy Sellman ~ 715.425.9001 ~ Owned by: CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS ~ The Ames Family ~ Jordan, MN ~ 952-492-6590 WWW.CEDAR-RIDGE .COM


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*Padron Kilika Magnum Psyche *Sasaki A Fancy Miracle *Medina Azahara Bey Shah Fame VF Raffoleta-Rose El Hilal Poetry SMF Isah Shar Mar Gailisa Padrons Psyche

U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN & SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star SCID Clear

Proudly owned and offered at stud 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, Iowa 52341 (319) 393-4816 56 SSS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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

ROL Intencyty (Out of Cyte x Intensive QCA)

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Hermann Blaser Matters Of Consequence by Linda White


he Arabian horse community is filled with remarkable people. These horses—these beautiful, useful, eerily simpatico animals we adore seem to attract people whose lives and achievements virtually demand our attention and respect. Beyond matters equine, their gifts and experiences draw us to them with the insistent pitch of a struck tuning fork.

By the spring of 1945, the war in Italy seemed to be drawing to an end, but tiny, neutral Switzerland, just to Italy’s north, had been surrounded by Axis-controlled territory throughout the war. In the late spring of 1940, when the war began to intrude on Switzerland, the Swiss Army shot down 11 German planes, to Hitler’s great displeasure. They had bought their anti-aircraft equipment from Germany several years earlier.


The Fuhrer, crafty and single-minded, struck an informal truce with the strategically-placed country, and Luftwaffe planes were allowed to enter Swiss air space. Allied planes too flew over Switzerland, albeit uninvited, when they returned from bombing sorties on Germany and Italy. The Allies’ constant presence in Swiss air, followed by accidental bombings, forced the country to ally itself loosely with both sides to survive. Well into 1945, this kept Switzerland’s armed ski troops on vigilant border patrol, particularly on the sensitive Italian border. Switzerland’s Alpine ski troops were very carefully selected. Acceptance or rejection came quickly, based on very specific criteria; ski troops were expected to take a long list of dangerous wartime risks. Mountain skiers constantly had to be aware of their unwelcoming, avalanche-prone


surroundings and often hostile weather conditions, and to be alert to an enemy presence that could come from anywhere. Despite their training and expertise, ski troopers had to remind themselves that their Italian and German neighbors were as proficient on the slopes and crosscountry as they were. The young soldier-skiers never let down their guard.

THE VIEW FROM T HE DOM One day in late April 1945, a young Swiss ski trooper stood on a lofty mountainside that overlooked the Swiss/ Italian border. His bright white winter uniform rendered him virtually invisible, even from a short distance. The mountain on whose slope he stood was the Dom (“cathedral”), the Alps’ third-highest peak and the Pennine Range’s second-highest lying entirely within Switzerland. The mountain’s 14,942-foot elevation gave the young man a tremendous view that allowed him to see far across the border into Italy. The powerful, army-issue binoculars that hung around his neck made a huge difference. He could see for miles, wherever he looked.

you had two arms and two legs, the army wanted you. I was a good skier, so they immediately put me into their Alpine warfare program and sent my skis and me into the mountains to patrol the Italian border. That’s what I was doing that day—observing the border from one of the region’s highest peaks. I was 19. “When I recognized the man in the jodhpurs with the red stripe down the leg, I gasped. It was Mussolini!” The fellow in the undershirt and general’s riding pants was indeed Il Duce. That title, which meant “leader or dictator,” was what Benito Mussolini had been calling himself since 1925. In young Hermann Blaser’s eyes, Il Duce was Italy’s ugly Fascist strongman. Mussolini’s violence and social and political machinations had menaced Switzerland since before the young soldier’s birth. The dictator harbored an old dislike for Switzerland, Blaser suspected; he had been arrested there for vagrancy in 1902.

“During the last days of the war in Italy,” writes Peter Whittle in One Afternoon at Mezzegra: The Story of Mussolini’s Death, published in 1969, “Dictator Benito Mussolini attempted to escape the advancing Allied Army by hiding As he swept his binoculars across the in a German convoy headed toward the panoramic vista far below, his gaze landed Alps. His goal was not to flee his native on Mezzegra, the tiny border hamlet that Italy; he only wanted to escape capture. lay directly below him on the Italian side Hermann Blaser When the German convoy departed the of the border. He had observed Mezzegra area, Mussolini, now alone, hid in a truck and her inhabitants before, finding that parked nearby.” Partisans blocked the road, stopped the the pastoral scenes reminded him of life in the small truck and searched it. The searchers discovered Il Duce, Bernese Oberland village where he grew up. wearing a private’s overcoat over his striped pants. On this day, as he watched, a crowd of men came into view. The partisans arrested the high-profile fugitive and took They appeared angry and agitated as they prodded a group their captive to Mezzegra. His mistress, Clara Petacci, of stumbling, clearly unwilling people down the street. They followed the little party. Mussolini and Clara had spent singled out a familiar-looking man in a shabby private’s their last night together in a local farmhouse on the road jacket. The mob dragged off the jacket, and even from his to Mezzegra. When the partisans identified her, she too mountainside vantage point, the young man could see a was arrested and both were shot to death by machine guns. tell-tale single red stripe running down the man’s riding Fifteen more Fascist leaders were rounded up, and the pant-leg. That detail betrayed the man’s rank as a general. partisan firing squad executed them. This was the second The young skier was Hermann Blaser, a name familiar to act of the vivid tableau Blaser witnessed. many today in an entirely different context. Blaser picks up the story from there. “Military service was obligatory for all 19-year-old Swiss males,” he begins. “If

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the partisan enclave, the Milan folk who gathered at the scene helped hang Mussolini and five other identified corpses by their feet from a girder in front of an Esso gas station in the city’s Piazzale Loreto. After the crowd had abused the corpses, vented their anger and gawked sufficiently, Allied commanders at the scene ordered the bodies removal for burial. That was the end of Mussolini, but for Hermann Blaser, the young observer with the binoculars, life was just beginning.

THE ADVENTURE BEGINS He resumes his narration. “I was just a kid, and I wanted adventure! I came to America looking for new experiences. I loved Switzerland, but I love America more. This is my home. I am an American citizen. Getting back to after the war, when I first came here, I had a halfbrother who owned a cheese factory in Comstock, Wis. But I wasn’t going to work in a cheese factory! “I had graduated from business school in Switzerland, so when I came over, I got a job with the Internal Revenue Service. That was a rude awakening! I was fluent in other languages (German, which was compulsory from the fifth grade on, French and Swiss, and I understood several Swiss and northern Italian dialects; I could read newspapers in four languages—which meant I could also read ‘No Smoking’ signs in four languages!), but I had no English. This made my new job at the IRS almost impossible. I was perfectly proficient with the numbers, but not having the English language made the work confusing, so I soon left. “I lived, for the most part, off the money I had managed to save during the war, and my wallet was almost empty, so I turned to my half-brother. He took me into town and bought me a suit, and was very kind to me, but I had been afraid that when I came here I would wind up working in the cheese factory. My father was a lawyer, but my grandmother—his mother—was in the dairy business, so I told myself that cheese-making was part of my family history. “Well, I did get stuck in the cheese factory. But I was different from the other people who worked there, and my English was so limited that they made jokes about me constantly. They thought I didn’t understand what they were saying, but I understood very well, without having English, that they were being cruel, and I learned real fast


what the names they called me meant. After awhile they got tired of harassing me, I guess, and left me alone.” Blaser settled into the routine, and discovered, to his surprise, that while the work could be backbreaking at times, he had a knack for learning and applying the special body of knowledge and expertise that went along with successful cheese-making. His half-brother, who was a true master at his craft, began traveling to Greece, Yugoslavia and other countries, teaching artisans and manufacturers how to make good cheese. Meanwhile, Blaser was steadily rising up the corporate ladder, expanding his knowledge, learning how to deal with the public, and how best to manage the employees. There was no longer grist for the mill, long silenced, that had made fun of Hermann Blaser. “I bought the factory in 1959 from my half-brother, the expert,” Blaser explains with satisfaction. “I had learned the chemistry, like the right butter fat content for each kind of cheese; the infusing, brining, and aging processes; and all the other knowledge, experience and techniques that are essential to making fine cheeses. The experience is something you have to acquire hands-on. You can’t just read it in a book. “When I bought the factory, the milk alone cost $700 a month and I had to make payroll. The bookkeeping was easy because I had gone to business school in Switzerland, but some days, I would be ready to just walk away. My half-brother was very generous, though, and helped make running the cheese factory comfortable for me.” For many years, an Arabian Horse Times staffers’ holiday highlight was the gift box each received from thenpublisher, Walter Mishek. The gift boxes, always from Blaser’s, would be filled with different varieties of Blaser’s premium cheeses, fine Italian meats like salami and other smoked delicacies, unusual artisan cheeses, jars of roasted garlic, tomato basil and other cheese spreads, and some spectacular specialty cheeses, like plain or smoked gouda. Product quality was always superb, and one of us admits to still enjoying the (carefully hoarded) can of maple syrup from one year’s Blaser’s Premium Cheeses Gift Box. Blaser’s award-winning cheeses and the business that produced them only grew. Hermann Blaser even invented his own cheese varieties!


LYDA’S ARABIAN CONNECTION “When I bought the cheese factory in 1959, I was still unmarried,” Blaser says thoughtfully. “My backyard neighbor, Lyda Burton, was a wonderful, smart lady and a good businesswoman. She owned three Ben Franklin stores, and she advised me (at my request) about running my own business. She had been widowed for 12 years in 1963, the year we were married. She came with me to Switzerland four times, and even went with me to Brazil to visit LH Garcia after we sold him.” Lyda Blaser passed away on June 9, 2009. “Lyda’s late husband, Clarence Burton, was Lloyd Burton’s brother. Bob and Janene Boggs, 1996 U.S. National Yearling Sweepstakes Filly Champion Estela, Lyda and Hermann Blaser. Lyda knew I had always liked horses, so she took me to meet Lloyd and (no exaggeration) stallion from Michalów Stud whose his wife, Evelyn, at their Arabian horse farm. We became name still lingers in the minds and hearts of Arabian horse friends,” he says, the memory clearly a happy one. “We people of every persuasion. *Aramus (Nabor x Amneris, by bought a purebred chestnut mare, Chartez (Camtez x Nejd Amurath Sahib) was silver, and his brilliance was of such Kamil, by Adonis). We rode her and showed her in English high intensity that, perhaps like the shining face described and western pleasure, and then we bred her. Her first foal in the Old Testament, observers almost had to turn their for us was Raffzon, whose sire was Inraffvazon (Gazon x eyes away. Hermann Blaser’s reaction to *Aramus was Invasia, by Valensik). Then we bred her to Gazon (Ferzon x genuine incredulity, followed by his resolve to breed mares Scheraff, by Indraff ), the famous stallion Lloyd had bought to the Polish import. from Dan Gainey as a weanling in 1955. Lloyd and Evelyn took their time with me, teaching me about Arabian horses. “I told Lloyd, ‘I’m going to breed all my mares to They showed me pedigrees and explained what I could *Aramus!’” he recalls. “I had a Gazon daughter, Garoseyn expect various individuals to produce when crossed with (out of Roneseyn, by Ferseyn) I bred to him in 1969. She different pedigrees.” produced Brilliant-Aramus, a mare I really loved. I used to show our horses myself, and Brilliant-Aramus was the first During the last 40 years, North American breeders have one I showed. She produced 11 foals for us. imported stallions from the world’s leading Arabian horse breeding programs. Not every imported stallion “I always tried to breed to the best stallions,” he continues. has succeeded, but a few have exerted a vital and lasting “The Burtons introduced us to Martin Loeber, of Plum influence on the Arabian breed. These catalytic sires came Grove Farm, in Illinois. Martin and I enjoyed each other from near and far: Australia, England, Spain, Poland, because we could both speak German, and he had some the Netherlands, South America, North Africa, Russia, beautiful horses, like his stallion, *Ramses Fayek (Nazeer Germany, Sweden, Norway and several other global x Fayza II, by Sid Abouhom). Paul and Martin Loeber tourist destinations. had imported him from Egypt in 1970. We bred BrilliantAramus to *Ramses Fayek, and her daughter LH Tasha was In 1967, with their daughter Janet and Janet’s thenanother great producer, and one of my favorites. I owned husband, Bill Lowe, the Burtons imported a silver-white

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her and her mother all their lives. Having to put BrilliantAramus down in 1995, when she was 25, and LH Tasha down in 2007, when she was 30, were the hardest things I have ever had to do. “In 1962 I bought Olympic Star, a full brother to Raffon (Gazon x Vadraff, by Indraff ). Lloyd won a junior championship with him, and I later sold him. We were really getting into the horses, so I bought a 200-acre farm in Dodge County, near Beaver Dam Lake.” Beaver Dam, a city of 15,000, is in Dodge County, Wis., northwest of Milwaukee. The town lies on the southeast edge of 6,000acre Beaver Dam Lake. “I built a barn,” he recalls, “and bought a neighbor’s farm that had an old cow barn on it. I remodeled the barn and built a house there, but we lived in a house on Beaver Dam Lake.”

GETTING ON THE MAP “We bred to *Ramses Fayek, and were very happy with what we got. Then I got acquainted with Jay and Dorothy Stream. I admired their Spanish Arabians and really liked *GG Samir ( Jacio x Alhaja, by Maquillo). He was beautiful! We bred to him twice, but the results weren’t quite what we were looking for. So, we bred LH Tasha to *AN Malik (Galero x Ispahan, by Alhabac). She had a grey colt we named LH Garcia, after a favorite Mexican restaurant where we were having dinner when Larry ( Jerome) suggested breeding LH Tasha to *AN Malik. We all laughed about that. Gene Reichardt and Walter Mishek came and looked at the colt when he was six months old. They told me, ‘That colt is going to put you on the map.’”

He was sold and exported to Brazil in 1986. He sired 176 foals there, many of whom were successful in the show ring. Larry Jerome, who suggested that Hermann and Lyda Blaser breed LH Tasha to *AN Malik, had advised Blaser about his horses from the time the two first met. When LH Garcia was sold, it was Jerome who went to Brazil with trainer Bob Boggs as Blaser’s representative to negotiate the sale. Blaser was also at the negotiations and helped create the sales contract.

BEST FRIENDS FOREVER “We do everything together,” Jerome observes of his friendship with Hermann Blaser. “It has always been a ‘we’ thing. We are so close; that’s why Walter Mishek started calling us the ‘Dynamic Duo.’ I have been to Switzerland seven or eight times with Hermann. He showed me all the places he had been, growing up and as a young adult. The first time either of us went to Scottsdale, we went together. “When Hermann first got to the U.S., he slept in a room in the back of the cheese factory,” he continues. “He had a freezer and an outhouse. One night he woke up and there were mice running around on the bed. Hermann told me that was the first time he said, ‘I want to go home!’” Jerome wears the 20-franc Swiss gold piece Hermann’s mother gave him, with the idea that her son would never be broke, when he set out for America. “Hermann has attended all my kids’ weddings,” notes Jerome. “Our most recent trip to Switzerland came in October 2010. Hermann and I took my son Lyndon along. We really had fun! Hermann told Lyndon the story of his life there, and Lyndon could see where events had taken place.

And that was just what happened. LH Garcia won it 1986 Scottsdale Stallion Champion LH Garcia, bred by Hermann Blaser. all at the 1986 Scottsdale All Arabian Show, including the always sought-after stallion championship. He was next “We have Swiss birthday parties for Hermann. Ten years named 1986 Region 10 Reserve Champion, and capped ago, for his 80th birthday, we told his ‘life story’ (written the year with a 1986 U.S. National Top Ten Stallion title. by me) that included the horses and Hermann’s sustained



passion for the Arabian breed. The ‘Von Jerome’ Family Singers sang ‘Edelweiss’ and a few other traditional Swiss songs. Then my son came in, leading a Brown Swiss cow. What a great time that was!” The Jerland Arabians live on Hermann’s old farm, where Indira ( Jerome) Van Handel, Larry and his wife Shelley’s youngest, and her husband, Mike, run the operation. Blaser especially enjoys the babies and visiting with stallion *Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA), who joined the Jerland entourage in May 2007. According to Jerome, the Blaser-Jerome alliance all started with a green canary. He and his wife still raise parakeets and canaries. “Hermann Blaser came to Jerland to get a canary, but all we had was a green canary,” he recalls. “He didn’t want a green canary; he wanted a canary yellow canary! Our friendship evolved from there. “We started going to farms together. When we went to Plum Grove, we booked Brilliant-Aramus to *Ramses Fayek. We also went—we still go—to Scottsdale and other shows together. When I’m in the stands I have a habit of taking notes and scoring each horse. Hermann was always curious. He would ask me after the show, ‘What did you see today, Larry?’ I told him I had been particularly impressed with the *AN Malik get. We had this good *Ramses Fayek daughter, LH Tasha, to take to him. The stud fee was $10,000, which Hermann questioned, but I suggested we go and talk to the Streams. We went, we booked our mare to *AN Malik, and we—Hermann and Lyda, Shelley and I, and Evelyn Burton—all went celebrating at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant. “LH Garcia was named ‘Garcia’ in honor of that night, the night we booked his mother to *AN Malik. We had a long wait for a table at Garcia’s, so we drank a few pitchers of margaritas while we waited. We decided that if the *AN Malik baby was a boy, it would be Garcia; a girl would be Margarita. “I don’t think many people know that story,” he adds.

Larry Jerome with Lyda and Hermann Blaser.

The friendship between the Blasers and the Jerome family is one of those old-fashioned, last-a-lifetime relationships most people yearn to have but never achieve. Blaser, who had no children, refers to Larry as the son he never had, and he and Lyda became very attached to Larry and Shelley Jerome’s children. The Jerome family loves Blaser in return. He spends every holiday with them, and three or four evenings a week, he sits down to dinner with his dear friends. “He and Lyda even used to help us hide the kids’ Easter baskets,” says a smiling Larry Jerome. At one time there were 18 Blaser-owned Arabians on the farm; now there are only two older mares, R Dream Girl (Eternety x Khemoleah, by Khemosabi) and LH Maharani (Eternety x LH Topaz, by *GG Samir). Hermann Blaser goes to the farm every day. “I had a stroke in June,” he says, “and I have a little trouble getting around, but that’s not much bother.” He pauses, reflecting. Stroke or no, his speaking voice and limitless energy appear to be intact. “America has given me so many opportunities. I have met so many wonderful people … and, of course, there are the horses. Horses would never have been a part of my life, had I stayed in Switzerland. It is a small country, with very few horses. There is barely enough room for the dairy cows.” ■

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Palmyra, Bride Of The Desert— Cradle Of The Breed P A R T



by Andrew K. Steen

Palmyra Palmy my emerges slowly out of the mist of history. In Biblical times, she was known as King Solomon’s Tadmor. In their chronicles, the Romans called her “The City of the Palms,” while the Bedouins hailed her as “The Bride Of The Desert,” although perhaps Palms the most fitting appellation can be found in the archaic Aramaic language, where Tadmor meant “The Indomitable Town.” Secluded in the vastness of the Palmyrene Desert of Syria, the once-great city is one of the most impressive archeological sites from the ancient world. Its colonnaded avenues, constellations of archways, magnificent temples, sumptuously-ornamented funerary shrines and unique towering mausoleums are a mixture of Roman, Parthian and late Hellenistic architectural styles, built on an extravagant and incomparable scale.


IN HISTORY An Ancient Caravan Oasis From the very commencement of trade, the oasis of Palmyra was a true caravan city whose prosperity depended upon its ability to channel merchandise between the two empires on its eastern and western frontiers. It was in the context of trade that Palmyra was first mentioned, in the 19th century B.C., by the Assyrians in a cuneiform inscription. The clay tablet contained the name of Puzu-Ishtar, “the Tadmuraen” who had witnessed a contract. While the stars of the great Assyrian, Hittite, Sumerian, Babylonian and Greek civilizations all burned brightly only to fade into darkness, the merchants of Palmyra went about their time-honored routine of accumulating riches by trading with remote settlements in the Orient and Africa.

The Palmyrene Horse Of Biblical Times Due to her privileged location, down through the ages Palmyra was not only an important seat of trade and a frequent clash-point of armed confrontation, but also played an important role in the evolution and history of the Arabian horse. Carlo Guarmani’s classic 1864 work Al Kamsa provides perhaps the best descriptions of the horses that inhabited the environs of Palmyra during Biblical times: “In the course of 1,333 years which elapsed from the flood to the end of Solomon’s reign, the prototype of the species had necessarily undergone endless transformations; from its first degeneration, the divisions of the species into families proved the diversity of types and origin of the breeds. The horse, wild at first, exhibited as many different types as there were regions inhabited by him. When he was domesticated by his nomadic owners in the SyrianArabian desert, and thus brought nearer to Central Arabia, the cradle of his race would necessarily revert to the pure Arabian type.” In his erudite treatise, which culminated 16 years of intense investigation, the famed 19th century explorer and breed authority maintained that “(a)ccording to the Arabs, Ishmael was the first horseman; and if we accept this hypotheses, then the horse which came out of the

“Queen Zenobia’s Last Look Upon Palmyra,” by Herbert Schmalz.

Ark must have led a free life for about five centuries. … Without seeking to follow the horse in the progressive migrations which carried it from the earliest ages far beyond its original pasture grounds, we know that by the time of David, according to Biblical accounts, the noble animal had already propagated itself among the nations and was becoming well known in the Syrian deserts for its strength, courage and intelligence.” Guarmani further asserted that “the horses which inhabit the Syrian-Arabian desert have been distinguished from ancient times, as always coming nearer to the Arabian type. Their manner of life, which may be called savage, always continued the same and among the Bedouins made them naturally strong, temperate and vigorous; qualities which made them distinct and of value.”

The Darley Arabian Although it took roughly 2,500 years before the quality of Palmyra’s desertbred horses gained universal acclaim, they did so with extraordinary élan. The Darley Arabian, patriarch of the English Thoroughbred breed, although bought in Aleppo in 1704, was foaled in the Palmyrene Desert (which the

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“Queen Zenobia In Front Of Aurelian,” by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo.

Bedouins called El Shamiya). Perhaps no single horse in history was more responsible for propagating the near-legendary virtues of speed, resilience and beauty of the Arabian horse, for it has been estimated that 90 percent of the world’s Thoroughbreds carry a dash of his blood. Most sources assert that the dark bay stallion was of the Kehilan Ras-al-Fedawi strain. However, Lady Wentworth’s nemesis, Professor William Ridgeway, observed in his too-often-criticized book, The Origin and Influence of the Thoroughbred Horse, that the celebrated stallion’s Arabic name was Ras-elFedowi, which meant “the Headstrong.” As we shall see, during the subsequent three centuries, Palmyra was frequently the destination for adventurous individuals in quest of quality Arabian horses. However, perhaps we should first touch upon the city’s history and Queen Zenobia, Palmyra’s most famous ruler.

Crossroads Of Two Empires Beginning in the first century B.C., Palmyra had developed into an important and lucrative nucleus for caravans traveling from Persia, India and as far away as China to the Phoenician and Roman-Syrian seaports on the Mediterranean. Palmyra maintained a state of semiautonomous neutrality while serving as a buffer state between the great rival Roman and Parthian empires.


The oasis city was nevertheless vulnerable to attack. Palmyra’s caravan trade prospered to such an extent that by the middle of first century B.C., it aroused Rome’s avaricious instincts. In 41 B.C. Mark Antony, during his infatuation with Cleopatra, suffered a cash crunch and dispatched a Roman cavalry contingent to plunder Palmyra. The mission failed because the Palmyrans learned of the invasion and fled with their treasures to the eastern side of the Euphrates. Their rapid departure demonstrates that at the time, Palmyra was still fundamentally a nomadic society and its valuables could be removed at very short notice. Half a century later, the region was annexed into the Roman Empire as part of the province of Syria during the reign of Tiberius (who ruled A.D. 14 to 37). When the naturalist/geographer Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23 to 79) visited Palmyra, he recorded its rich soil and abundant fresh water supply, but cautioned his readers that Roman visitors might feel isolated from the rest of the empire because of the desert surrounding the oasis city. Later, when Emperor Hadrian arrived on the scene in A.D 129, he was so enthralled by its affluence and architectural splendor that he proclaimed it a free city and renamed it Palmyra Hadriana after himself.


IN HISTORY Palmyra’s trade continued unabated until around A.D. 212, when it diminished as the Sasanian Dynasty rose to power and occupied much of the Tigris and the Euphrates waterways, curtailing the city’s lucrative caravan traffic.

The Murder Of Odaenathus When the Roman Emperor Valerian (r. A.D. 253 to 260) was captured by the Sassanids and died in captivity at Bishapur, Lucius Septimius Odaenathus, the King of Palmyra, sought revenge. He marched as far south as Ctesiphon, near modern-day Baghdad, and attacked the Sassanids’ stronghold on two occasions. Sometime later Odaenathus was assassinated, together with his son Hairan, by his nephew Maconius. Supposedly Septimia Zenobia, who had become Odaenathus’ second wife around A.D. 266, had planned the murders to secure succession to Palmyra’s throne. In any event, it is known that Zenobia seized the opportunity, rebelled against Rome and declared herself regent/queen in the name of her infant son, Lucisus Iulius Septimius Vaballathus Athenodorus (whose Arabic name, Wahballāt, meant “Gift of the Goddess”).

The Warrior Queen Zenobia was a remarkable woman, unique to ancient history, who in the words of the great 18th century historian Gibbon (author of The History of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire) was “perhaps the only female whose superior genius broke through the servile indolence imposed on her sex by the climate and manners of Asia.”

On the eastern bank of the Euphrates, she built an imposing fortress, which still bears her name, to protect her empire from attack from the east and south. In 269, Zenobia and her army, commanded by General Zabdas, violently overran Egypt, aided by Timagenes, her Egyptian ally and his legions. When Tenagino Probus, the Roman prefect (governor) of Egypt, attempted to recapture the lost territory and expel Zenobia from Egypt, he quite literally lost his head. Zenobia’s singular feats in battle spread her name throughout the known world. She was called the “Warrior Queen” and heralded as “the woman who brought the might of Rome to its knees.” Zenobia then marched into what is now Turkish Anatolia and conquered Chalcedonia, subjugating the region as far north as Ancyra (modern Ankara). Following that campaign, she vanquished all of Syria, Palestine and Lebanon, and by A.D. 274 controlled all of the important Mid-East trade routes.

Aurelian How different that period of history might have been had not the reins of power of the Roman Empire passed into the capable hands of a veteran dux equitum (cavalry commander) named Lucius Domitius Aurelianus. Aurelianus was born at Sirmium (modern Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia) in A.D. 215. Proclaimed Caesar in A.D 270, he is better known as Emperor Aurelian.

Aurelian was the second of several highly successful “soldier-emperors” who fought to regain Rome’s control of its far-flung empire during the latter part of the third century and the beginning of the fourth century. Abruptly after taking control, Zenobia set about Following 15 years of rebellion, Rome had lost twoconquering new territories and expanding thirds of its territory to the breakaway her empire. Ostensibly, her goal was to Palmyrene Empire in the east and P protect the Eastern Roman frontier the rebellious Gallic territories from the Sassanid kingdom; (i.e., French regions) in the west. however, her true motive was to In only three years, Aurelian extend her personal power base. brought the empire through Much to the consternation and a very critical period, and by anger of Rome, Zenobia struck coins ssecuring her distant frontiers, he An ancient coin depicting celebrating her ascension to the throne effectively gave the Roman Empire Queen Zenobia. and bestowed upon herself and her young son a new lease on life that lasted 200 years. Vaballathus the maxims of Caesar and Augustus, which Amongst the accolades bestowed upon him was were reserved exclusively for Roman Emperors. Restitutor Orbis (Restorer of the World).

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Following his success in the west, in 272 Aurelian turned his attention to Zenobia. According to Robert G. Hoyland’s well-researched book, Arabia and the Arabs— From the Bronze Age to the Coming of Islam, “Aurelian himself was supposed to have acknowledged that ‘it was (Zenobia’s) doing that Odenathus defeated the Persians.” Hoyland pointed out that “such was the fear that this woman inspired in the people of the east and also the Egyptians that not Arab nor Saracens nor Armenians ever moved against her.” He continued that tales soon circulated of how “her spirit was divinely great and her beauty incredible,” she hunted with the eagerness of a Spaniard, and often drank with her generals “at banquets (where) she used vessels of gold and jewels.”

Flight And Capture In his book A Personal Narrative of the Euphrates Expedition, William Francis Ainsworth (the surgeon/ geologist of Col. Francis Rawdon Chesney’s ill-fated 1836 voyage) provided this concise account of Zenobia and her humiliating downfall. “A warlike prince, Aurelian, had succeeded to the purple (i.e., had been crowned Emperor), and he undertook the laborious task of reuniting the dismembered parts of the Empire …” Ainsworth wrote. “After (Zenobia’s) unsuccessful stand made at Emesa, Aurelian invested Palmyra itself, but his terms of capitulation were indignantly rejected. The Emperor himself was astonished by the difficulties of the siege, but the perseverance of the Pannonian (Roman) soldiers triumphed over every obstacle. Zenobia was obliged to fly, and mounted upon the fleetest of her dromedaries, she had nearly reached her beloved retreat on the Euphrates, when she was overtaken by Aurelian’s light horse, seized and brought back a captive at the feet of the Emperor.”

Zenobia And Aurelian’s Fate Thus, in A.D. 272, Zenobia’s short-lived empire came to an abrupt and ignominious end. The Palmyrenes who refused to surrender were executed on Aurelian’s orders. Among Zenobia’s officials and advisers who were put to the sword was her chief counselor, Cassius Longinus. Aurelius seized all the city’s gold, but spared most of the inhabitants. Zenobia was carted off to Rome, then shackled in gold chains for Aurelian’s triumphant parade (her son Vaballathus had died during the long journey).


According to legend, Aurelian was so impressed by Zenobia’s beauty and singular warlike exploits that he freed her and provided her with an elegant villa at Tibur (modern Tivoli, Italy), where she lived in opulent style. She became a socialite, matron and prominent philosopher. Later she married a Roman governor and senator whose name has been lost in time. However, it is alleged that the couple had several daughters who married into noble Roman families. Although some claim that Zenobia committed suicide following Aurelian’s death and that one of her descendants was St. Zenobius of Florence, a Christian bishop of the 5th century, there is scant evidence to substantiate those assertions. Like Cleopatra, the saga of Zenobia has provided the fodder for a number of books and no less than four operas, including Rossini’s 1813 “Aureliano di Palmyra.” The fate of Palmyra and its populace was more horrific. Shortly after Zenobia’s departure, her followers rebelled and massacred the entire Roman garrison that Aurelian had stationed there. In retaliation, Roman legions returned to plunder and burn Palmyra, putting its citizens to death. About three years later, Aurelianus was betrayed by his own high ranking officers, who murdered him in September of 275 at Caenophrurium (Thrace of modern Turkey).

Palmyra Under Islamic Domination In 634 Muslim Arabs led by Khalid ibn Walid captured Palmyra, but as in the past, the city remained largely autonomous. Around the year 800, following the chaos and civil war precipitated by the downfall of the Umayyad caliphate in Damascus, the inhabitants of Palmyra began to abandon the city. During the Crusades, Palmyra was ruled by the Burid emirs of Damascus, who converted the Temple of Ba’al into a fortress. Later, during the 13th century, the region fell under the influence of the Mameluk Emir, Baybars. The celebrated 14th century Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta, who spent 24 years either in the saddle or at sea, passed through Palmyra upon his return from China in late winter of 1348. Then, in 1401, Tamerlane sacked and destroyed Palmyra and many other Syrian cities, including Damascus and Aleppo, but indomitable


IN HISTORY Tadmor quickly recovered and by the mid-15th century, it could once again boast of having “vast gardens, flourishing trade and splendid monuments,” thanks to the enlightened rule of Ibn Fadlallah al-Qmari. Although earlier fortifications probably had been built on top of the mountain overlooking the oasis of Palmyra long before the 16th century, the Lebanese prince Fakhr ad-Din al-Maan II is credited with building the Qala’at ibn Maan castle, which was

Zenobia’s Noble Ancestors Zenobia, who was born in Palmyra, is thought to have descended from Arab ancestry. Although western epigraphic records are largely mute about her origins, ancient Arabic chronicles are more enlightening. Al-Tabari divulged that she and her husband were from the Amlaqi tribe, which is believed to have been one of the four original tribes that founded Palmyra. According to scriptures unearthed at Palmyra, Zenobia’s father, Amr ibn Zarib, a sheikh of the errant Amlaqi clan, had received Roman citizenship under either Marcus Aurelius (r. A.D. 161-180) or Commodus (r. A.D. 180-192). Amr ibn Zarib’s pedigree could be traced back six generations. His ancestors included Sampsiceramus, a Syrian chieftain who had founded the royal family of Emesa (modern Homs, Syria), and Gaius Julius Bassianus, a high priest from Emesa and the father of Roman Empress Julia Domna. Following Amr ibn Zarib’s death at the hands of the rival Tanūkh tribal confederation, Zenobia assumed the leadership of the Amlaqi bedouins.

surrounded by a moat and accessible only through a drawbridge. Fakhr ad-Din al-Maan II attempted to dominate and control the desert trade routes; however, due to pandemics, pestilence and political intrigues, in time Palmyra became a ghost city of ruins in the windswept desolation of the Syrian desert. ■

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ancestors from Dino, the Queen of Carthage, and the Ptolemaic Greek Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt. Some historians even contend that her distant relatives included Mark Antony and Hannibal. According to all classical accounts, Zenobia was both intelligent and beautiful. With a dark complexion, black eyes and pearly white teeth, she was said to have been even more beautiful than Cleopatra. It is recorded that she spoke Arabic, Greek, Aramaic and Egyptian. She was also well versed in the history of Alexander and the Orient. Historians agree that she surrounded herself with poets and philosophers. The most famous of these ancient scholars was her trusted advisor, the Greek sophist Cassius Longinus, who in her honor composed his celebrated ode “Treatise on the Sublime,” which incorporated fragments of several long-lost poems, including “Sappho of Lesbos.”

Zenobia was also famed for her energy and often dismounted from her horse to march side-by-side with her soldiers. There is also evidence that during her reign, women enjoyed Queen Zenobia It is thought that Zenobia’s mother a considerable degree of financial may have been Egyptian. By most accounts, she independence and an unprecedented presence in the had a good knowledge of the ancient Egyptian community. Under Zenobia’s rule, they were allowed language and was predisposed towards that culture. to make offerings to the gods in their own stead, Despite the lack of concrete evidence, several sources and upon the demise of their husbands inherited assert that she also descended through her mother’s the ownership of his herds and enterprises.

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2010 Arabian Horse Times

Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner:

Shaddo StorM Ca by mary Kirkman For Joe Alberti, shaddo storm CA’s most beautiful baby Award is the icing on the cake. Two years ago, with shaddofax just barely into his career as a sire, Alberti wanted to test his stallion’s ability to transmit his own desirable qualities, while improving on a mare’s deficiencies and allowing her best traits to come through. He chose a mare with a top-class pedigree of proven producers and a knockout head, but not such knockout conformation. And the experiment worked: the result was shaddo storm CA. “He’s entered for the international yearling class,” Alberti says, which is shorthand for the colt’s quality. “He has an amazing face—what i consider a very proper face, very short eye to muzzle, with a prominent jibbah, big, black, wide-set eyes, and very tight, tippy ears. i feel that he’s a colt who will excel here in the states and also in europe, which is a rare find these days.” shaddo storm himself is oblivious to the buzz about his quality. He already knows he is a star. “He’s very charismatic,” Alberti says dryly. “When we took the picture we submitted for the contest, we took the mom and baby out in the field, and he started to put on a little show. i had some clients and family at the farm, and the more people that came to the field to watch, the more this colt just built and built. He would stop and look and snort and trot off (he never broke into a canter), and his tail was straight up in the air the whole time, and then he would stop and call—it was an incredible moment. To produce photos like this, the stars have to align, and that colt really brought it home. “i have to thank the wonderful Darryl Larson, who took that phenomenal photo,” he adds, “because without it, we wouldn’t have entered the contest.” For shaddo storm CA, the ain’t-life-grand attitude is part of his persona. “He loves to work, and he’s peppy, but he’s not hard to handle,” Alberti reports. “He just loves life, and his tail is always up.” 304 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

shaddo storm CA’s pedigree is one to live up to. by the Justafire DGL son shaddofax, he is out of Cyte To see, U.s. national Champion stallion First Cyte. The Canadian national reserve Champion stallion shaddofax offers a cross of the Afire bey V sireline onto a female line from the *Padron family, through his dam’s sire, Padrons Psyche. it is a potent combination of beauty and athletic ability. Cyte To see, meanwhile, produced more to her bloodlines than to herself. in addition to First Cyte, she adds another cross to *Padron on her dam’s side. An additional source of beauty is found in the tail female, which reaches back to *naborr and some highly-valued old Crabbet blood. in every match is a history of extreme beauty and physical prowess. The colt got the best of both influences. As expected, shaddofax improved on Cyte To see’s conformation, but he did even more; he sired a better head. now standing at rohara, shaddofax appeared at Tampa’s Thanksgiving show in november, where he was named grand champion stallion and received the highest halter scores at the event. “shaddofax 100 percent, across the board is putting a jibbah on these foals,” Alberti observes, and adds that already, the stallion has sired foals who are national, regional, scottsdale and class A winners. “shaddo storm is proof that you can get a ‘freak’ face from this stallion. His foals are pretty, athletic, and they will go on to be performance horses. Ultimately that’s what we need to be breeding, isn’t it? Horses that are competitive enough to show in halter and performance.” n


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Ames Admiral Huckleberry Bey++ Hucklebey Berry+/ Miz Bask GG Jabask+/ MC Jakita Indaa Rakita

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Ames Celebration Zodiac Matador Matoi Toi Ellenai Brass Ames Mirage Afire Inmy Eyes

2006 ARABIAN BAY GELDING 2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse COMPETING IN THE 2011 SCOTTSDALE SHOW


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Brass Betty *Bask Brass Tsanar AA Apollo Bey MHF Appoljacks SMS Forever Bay


Brass Star *Bask Brass Tsanar Providence CB Shining Star So-Gay

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Camilla Ames IXL Noble Express A Noble Cause Sweet Summer Fire Matoi Ames Toi Love HV Trinidoll

2008 ARABIAN CHESTNUT MARE Minnesota Breeders Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity

Captains Call Huckleberry Bey AA Apollo Bey April Charm Jeanette

2007 HALF-ARABIAN GREY GELDING Breeders Sweepstakes Owned by: Rooker Training Stable & Tom Moore


Catherine Ames *Bask Brass Tsanar El Ghazi La Ghaza Flabaskaa

2007 ARABIAN BAY MARE Breeders Sweepstakes Minnesota Breeders

CRF Intoxicating Zodiac Matador Matoi Toi Ellenai Glamorize (ASB)

2006 HALF-ARABIAN CHESTNUT MARE 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity 2010 Region 10 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Breeders Sweepstakes


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Custom Gale Custom Crome (AQHA) Amphantom Galleon SA Phantom Gale AM Royal Banner



CW Jackson Huckleberry Bey AE Excel Forever Mi Love Woodwind V Shetaxa Bay Dominique WGF

2001 ARABIAN BAY GELDING Full sibling to National Champion CW Knoxville Rush Breeders Sweepstakes


EZ Polkatrot Huckleberry Bey Ariberry Bey V April Charm Halstead’s Polka Dot (AHHS)

2002 HALF-ARABIAN CHESTNUT GELDING Successful show career in Half-Arabian English Pleasure Breeders Sweepstakes

In The Heir Tonight Afire Bey V Afires Heir Brassmis DS Major Afire Ames Jasmine G Kallora

2007 ARABIAN BAY MARE Breeders Sweepstakes MN Breeders Performance


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Jokers Impack Zee Mega Bucks HH Maxemus Khabreah Jaborrs Impack Jaborrs Lita KL Lalita



Just N Style Wizjon Black N Style Peptyka Look At Me Bint Myraa Myraa




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Mcluvin Afire Bey V VCP Magnifire RY Fire Ghazi Out Trot ‘Em (AHHS)

2007 HALF-ARABIAN BAY GELDING 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Breeders Sweepstakes Owned by: Rooker Training Stable and Tom Moore

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Miss Maximus Zee Mega Bucks HH Maxemus Khabreah She Dun Slid (AQHA)

2007 HALF-ARABIAN BUCKSKIN MARE 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under


Miss Montana CRF Mister Montana NIC (AQHA) *Gondolier Marliera Mark IV Evergreen




2010 Region 10 Top Three Half-Arabian Reining Junior Horse 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic

Noble Bey CRF IXL Noble Express A Noble Cause Sweet Summer Fire Afire Bey V Olympia Bey Fascinating Fire

2008 ARABIAN BAY STALLION Minnesota Breeders Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity

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Noble Edition CRF IXL Noble Express A Noble Cause Sweet Summer Fire MHR Trinidad HV Trinidoll Double Feature

2008 ARABIAN BAY STALLION Minnesota Breeders Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity

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Phinominal Beginning Philander Bey High Philutin Krisstina Bey Tshah Majik Rayshah Majik Baska Majik


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Tiera Mist CRF *Bask Brass Tsanar Matoi Toi Tiara HV Trinijazz


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(1983 - 2011)

by Christy Egan

a great arabian champion and outstanding sire went to his final rest in January. Cytosk will be sorely missed by roger and Linda Lervick and the entire staff at r.O. Lervick arabians where he has been the icon of their farm, their senior sire and the foundation of their breeding program for the last 20 years. The year of his arrival at r.O. Lervick arabians was extraordinary for the farm and for the chestnut son of Mi Tosk (*Bask x Toi) and Cystyr (Cytarusx rossadu). Bred by Oak Haven arabians, he was in his prime as an 8-year-old when he came to Lervick’s. already a Canadian and u.S. national Top Ten Halter Stallion and Top Ten Informal Combination horse he arrived in Washington in time to be bred to many of the Lervick broodmares before making the trip to the 1991 u.S. national Championships with ray LaCroix. That fall he was u.S. national reserve Champion English Pleasure Horse. “In February of 1992, the first Lervick foal by Cytosk was born,” says Julie Jones, r.O. Lervick Office Manager for many years. “It was a chestnut Half-arabian filly out of a Saddlebred mare named Bold anne. The baby was so upright and pretty that Linda Lervick named her Cymply red.” Later, that same mare became an nSH national reserve Champion Two-year-Old Mare and 1995 Canadian national Champion Half-arabian Futurity Filly. Today, in the Lervick broodmare band, she is the leading producer and the dam of 13 Half-arabian progeny, seven of which have national credentials. “The very next foal born was a stunning black colt named Out Of Cyte,” Julie notes, “and his first offspring was named First Cyte, a multi-national champion halter stallion in his day and the sire of national winners.” Over the years, Cytosk get have become national winners in English pleasure, hunter pleasure, halter, country

English pleasure, show hack, dressage, western pleasure, side saddle, native costume, and country English driving. His greatest champion thus far is Cygn Of the Zodiac, the winner of an amazing 27 national top ten awards and 12 national and reserve national championship titles. Second is rOL Cylencer with 26 national awards, amassed in western pleasure and side saddle. Cytosk would have been 28 this June and has sired 365 registered foals. among them are 66 national winners (37 purebreds and 29 Half-arabians). Twenty of them are national champions. all together they have won 397 national awards. Cytosk was a sire of sires, as proven by his beautiful black son, Out of Cyte, and Donna Hentges’ multi-national champion grandson First Cyte. Cytosk has proven to be an exceptional sire of producing mares as well, as asset that was not lost on the Lervicks as they carefully developed their current broodmare band over the last two decades. The success of his daughters is exemplified by mares like Cymply red and Singularcylection, dam of rOL Firecracker, 11-time national winner and the 2010 u.S. national Country English Pleasure Horse Champion. “you could take anyone into Cytosk’s stall, including little kids to feed him carrots,” Julie reminisces. “People flocked here to sales and open houses just to see him.” Cytosk offspring have proven to be exceptionally trainable. They have great minds, and they are essentially very sound horses capable of show careers that span decades. They go smoothly from halter to performance, open to amateur, and on into the junior rider divisions. remarkably, they are winners at each level—a credit to their bloodlines and a proud legacy for Cytosk and for r.O. Lervick arabians. “He will be missed every day,” says trainer Dennis Wigren. “He was a wonderful representative of the *Bask bloodline, a superior stallion for roger and Linda, and a great ambassador for the arabian breed. He lived a complete life. He did it all, and he did it all very well.” n Ja n ua ry 2011 | 319

A Leg Up

Prebiotics And Probiotics For Horses by Heather smith Thomas Horses have a unique digestive system that enables them to process and utilize forages. microbes in the hindgut break down and ferment fibrous portions of roughages, producing volatile fatty acids that serve as a significant energy source. b vitamins and other nutrients essential to the health and well being of the animal are also created. The microbial population (which includes bacteria, protozoa, yeasts and fungi) of the hindgut must be healthy and their numbers at appropriate levels for proper digestion. bacteria make up the largest group, but the others play an important role.

Probiotics many horse owners use supplements or commercial feeds containing some of these essential microbes. These living products are called probiotics. Amy Gill, Ph.D., equine nutritionist in Lexington, Ky., says the purpose of feeding probiotics is to keep the hindgut stabilized. “it is very easy to disrupt the horse’s hindgut,” she explains. “An abrupt change in feed, or any kind of stress—even the stress of putting a horse in a trailer and taking him somewhere, a visit by the veterinarian or farrier, a strenuous showing or work schedule—can disrupt the gut. A highgrain, high-concentrate, low-fiber diet is also hard on microbes in the hindgut. This type of diet has a more negative impact than anything else.” Adding probiotics on a daily basis can be helpful. “We now call them direct fed microbials (DFm),” she says.

“You are directly feeding the horse the microbes it needs to sustain normal gut function. These include bacteria such as Lactobacillus acidophilus, Enterococcus or Streptococcus faecium and Lactobacillus lactis. High-end feed manufacturers put these in most of their products, listed on the feed label.” stephen Duren, Ph.D., owner of Performance Horse nutrition and official nutritionist for Alltech®, says this field of nutrition is rapidly growing. special feeds for performance horses and older horses typically contain probiotics. “A performance horse that’s traveling is always under stress,” he says, “and older horses tend to lose some of their ability to digest and utilize nutrients.” “i feel it’s very beneficial to have a small amount of these important microbes added to the diet on a daily basis, because we don’t know all the things that can stress horses,” says Gill. “The life cycle of these microbes within the gut is around 15 minutes. it’s very easy to change the population very quickly. Thus, it’s a good idea to include them in the ration. it’s an inexpensive insurance policy. i feel it is better to have the microbes available in each feeding, as opposed to waiting until something bad happens and then trying to fix it.” since these are living organisms, some people ask about the shelf life of the product, and whether the microbes actually make it to the hindgut when fed—whether they can withstand the digestive process through the first part of

Probiotics Are Not New The term comes from the Greek words “for” and “life,” to describe the “good” microbes within the gut. The concept of consuming beneficial bacteria first arose in the early 1900s, according to newman, but the popularity of probiotic use has gone through ups and downs. “every now and then people think this is new science and rediscover it,” he says. “Probiotics are popular now because it’s become more feasible to create these products, and there are some good ones that have been on the market for awhile.” research has shown there is some merit to using them. Duren says the initial use of probiotics in recent years was in situations where animals had been given large oral doses of antibiotics to treat disease. “We added various bacterial and yeast cultures designed to repopulate the hindgut. At first, veterinary clinics collected manure from healthy horses, strained it to get some of the juice containing these microbes, and dosed the horse with that.” Later, the desired microbes were cultured and grown, and added to commercial paste products for dosing horses recovering from illness or undergoing stress. 320 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

A Leg Up The GI Tract Is The Largest Immune Organ In The Body The digestive tract not only digests food but also protects the body against pathogens. “The GI tract is unique, because in any other place in the immune system foreign invaders are attacked and killed,” says Newman. “The GI tract, by contrast, has to sort through all the material and differentiate between good guys and bad guys and decide when it wants to attack something. “The immune system in the GI tract has Peyer’s patches, which are responsible for releasing secretory IgA into the tract to go out and sample everything, then come back to let the Peyer’s patches decide whether it’s good or bad. The mannan fraction in MOS seems to help modulate that immune function so it’s better able to respond to an infectious state.” “We can actually stimulate the immune system with some of the products we put into the digestive system,” says Duren. “Alltech®, a bio-technology company in Kentucky, found that certain feed additives stimulate the immune system and help protect against disease.” Most prebiotics are sugars that bind pathogens. “They actually stimulate the immune system and inhibit the pathogens,” he says. “MOS is a non-digestible sugar that has the same binding site as the small intestine. Many pathogens bind to sugar on the wall of the intestine and this is how they gain access to start their damage and the disease process. When you feed the horse non-digestible sugars with the same type of binding site, the bad bacteria adhere to these sugars and are carried on through the digestive tract rather than causing disease.” Research has shown that MOS can actually boost the immune system, both cellular and humoral. “You can boost immunoglobulins in colostrum by supplementing the dam with MOS prior to calving or foaling,” says Newman. “I call colostrum

the tract. “They can live in an acid or a base environment, and can withstand the pelleting process in a manufactured feed,” she says. “The majority of them survive feed processing and the trip through the digestive tract.” Feed companies have tested their ability to withstand heat in the manufacturing process and to get to the portion of the GI tract where needed. “They will last quite awhile in a bag of feed, as long as it is stored according to directions and kept dry, and doesn’t become moldy or spoil,” she says. “Pelleted feeds have a longer shelf life than sweet feeds partly because they are dry. But as long as the product is fed within the manufacturers’ recommended amount of time, you should be fine as far as viability of these microbes is concerned.” Direct fed microbials are a relatively new idea in feeding

‘get out of jail free’ cards. If there are more immunglobulins in that first suckle, you win, as long as the newborn nurses before gut closure.” Prebiotics like MOS are some of the behind-the-scene things that aid this process. New technology, adding these to feed, can thus benefit the immune system. This technology is now commonly used in Europe because those countries are very restricted in the legal use of antibiotics in animals. “Yet livestock still have disease risks, and stockmen need something that is not an antibiotic and will not build antibiotic resistance, yet still protect the animals,” explains Duren. “So they are feeding mannan oligosaccharides.” There is a big movement in this country, too, for less antibiotic use. If we can bolster the animal’s own immune system and help it sort through the good microbes and bad ones, this can help protect the animal from disease and we won’t have to rely so much on antibiotics. “In a world where antibiotics are becoming less effective, the most you can do for the animal is improve its own immunity,” says Newman. “One way to do that is by competitive exclusion, where you play musical chairs to crowd out the bad guys by feeding the good guys,” he says. “The FOS materials feed them and the MOS materials provide a binding site for the bad ones to stick to like flypaper and take them out of the animal.” Research on Bio-Mos® (the only MOS product that has been tested for its effects on vaccination) has shown an increase in vaccination titers with certain vaccines. “A trial in Texas showed that titers to eastern/western encephalomyelitis were greater in horses fed a diet containing Bio-Mos®, compared to the same diet without it,” Newman reports. “While the exact mechanism is not yet known, it is thought to be due to an adjuvant activity from the Bio-Mos®. Adjuvants are added to many vaccines to enhance and prolong the antibody titer in the animal.”

horses. “They’ve become more routinely added during the last 10 years,” she says. “Some are packaged as supplements. The two most commonly used are Probios® and Fastrack®.”

Prebiotics Prebiotics are even a newer concept. Prebiotics are not microbes, but inert ingredients that help microbial populations in the hindgut remain stable and healthy. Prebiotics are non-digestible sugars that aid the good microbes and protect against bad ones. “Some help feed and sustain the life of the microbes. They work together,” explains Gill. “Prebiotics that assist beneficial bacteria mostly come from carbohydrate fiber called oligosaccarides. They include fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and Bio-Mos® by Alltech®, Inc., which is a mannan oligosaccharide (MOS).” JA N UA RY 2011 | 321

A Leg Up Kyle Newman, Ph.D., microbiologist and laboratory director at Venture Laboratories in Lexington, Ky., says a human example of a prebiotic would be the fructooligosaccharides present in some supplements or health foods, such as Ensure®, often used as a nutrition source for older people. Fructooligosaccharides feed beneficial bacteria in the GI tract. “Yogurt made with a certain type of bacteria contains oligosaccharides,” explains Gill. “Bio-MOS® contains part of the carbohydrate that’s in the wall of a yeast cell. This is what is most commonly fed to horses, because we don’t feed them fruits. MOS actually tricks bad bacteria into binding to it, rather than binding to the wall of the intestine. It never colonizes there itself, and is excreted in the manure.” This can be helpful in keeping the gut healthy, and some manufacturers who produce higher quality products are adding this to their feeds. “If people wonder why one bag of feed costs $14 versus one that costs $9, it is because of all the technology and research that has gone into making the better product that can do a lot more for your horse,” says Gill.

Use Of Prebiotics And Probiotics Horse owners who use their animals in strenuous careers often use these products in feed. “This way it’s always there when the horse needs it,” says Gill. “This can help make a difference in keeping a high-end performance horse functioning at his best.” Another use for these products is re-establishing proper gut function after the horse has been ill, off feed, or treated with oral antibiotics that killed some of the beneficial microbes

in the hindgut. Medications that kill pathogenic bacteria also kill good ones. If the gut has been compromised by stress, illness, antibiotic treatment or the horse’s not eating, a dose of essential microbes can get proper digestion working again more quickly. This was the first use of microbial products—in paste or gel form to dose the horse and establish a viable microbe population again. “You need to feed these in greater quantities to a sick horse,” says Gill. “This should be discussed with your veterinarian. Feeding these products is harmless at worst, but can be helpful in getting proper digestion going again.” Duren points out that there are drawbacks to using antibiotics (they kill the “good guys” as well as the “bad guys”) and that pathogens may develop resistance. “Now we can use probiotics and prebiotics to not only stabilize the good microbes, but also guard against harmful pathogens,” he says. This can be very helpful when horses are stressed and might lose proper gut function. “Probiotic use started with adding strains of various bacteria to the GI tract, then progressed to adding live yeast cultures to feeds,” he adds. “Yeasts help select against the bacteria that produce lactic acid, and also stimulate use of lactic acid and fiber.” This can prevent some of the pH drop in the hind gut that can lead to colic or laminitis. Newman points out that the number of bacteria in the extremely diverse microbial population in the GI tract far outnumber the actual mammalian cells that make up that animal. “So making sure the microbes are good ones makes sense,” he says. n

Amaferm® A different sort of prebiotic product now available for horses is designed to provide fungi with the active metabolites required to optimize fiber digestion. For a long time, scientists thought bacteria were the main players in forage digestion, aided by protozoa. Then some of the organisms earlier thought to be protozoa were discovered to be fungi. research showed the importance of fungi and found that their action on fiber is crucial to the start of the breakdown process, since they produce fiber-degrading enzymes and are positioned in strategic locations within the fiber mat to break down cellulose bonds of plant material. This allows bacteria to better infiltrate the fiber and go to work. Without this increased surface area, the digestion of fiber is slower and less efficient. research in the 1960s and 1970s showed that a fermentation extract from the fungus Aspergillus oryzae improved the fermentation and digestion of low quality roughages in ruminants. In 1968 a company (BioZyme® Inc.) was formed, purchasing the rights to develop and market this unique fungal extract, and it developed feed additives to enhance feed efficiency, growth and health. Now the company markets products for horses and companion animals as well as for livestock. According to Howard Jensen, D.V.M., M.S. (Director, Technical Services, BioZyme® Inc.), the prebiotic effect of Amaferm® stimulates the growth rate and enzyme activity of microbes in the digestive tract. 322 | A r A BI A N HOr SE T I MES

Handy Horse Tips Setting Goals For Round Pen Work by Lee Bolles

For example, you know you will want the horse to respond to leg aids. You use your hands or the butt of a whip to move the horse’s hindquarters or shoulders during round pen work to help convey the concept of moving away from pressure. You also know you will want the horse to be responsive to directional aids given through the bridle, so again use your hands to apply pressure and release, tipping the horse’s head in either direction (while using aids at the girth also). You can also help the horse learn to back by applying equal pressure on both sides, “Whenever we work with tipping his head in and horses, it is important to releasing as he responds by understand exactly what we moving his feet.

We’ve all seen the magic of multiple, popular “horse whisperers” at work. They can make horses move this way and that with a look or flick of the wrist. While I admire and appreciate their ability to communicate with horses on a different level, I want to caution you not to duplicate all these maneuvers at home, unless you understand the correlation between what you are doing on the ground and how it will impact your riding.

Whenever we work with horses, it is important to understand exactly what we are trying to accomplish. Do you really need your horse to move the direction you move your body? Do you are trying to want him to respond to a hand signal? Is it important that he follow you when you turn and walk away? Do you want him to walk up to you when you look at him a certain way? Because if you encourage it, he’s very likely to decide on his own when to quit working on a lunge line. After all, you’ve asked him to and rewarded him for stopping and walking up to you. So, instead of focusing on subtle cues from your body or hands to direct the horse, focus your round pen work on creating what you ultimately want the horse to be able to do when you are on his back.

accomplish. ”

Every time you work with a horse, you are teaching him something. While I have great interest in the round pen work of many horsemen, as you attempt to “try it at home,” keep in mind your ultimate goals. Is it to be able to use aids from the horse’s back to ride or use other signals to maneuver the horse from the ground? They aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive, but you might simplify things for yourself and your equine partner by making sure you teach with the end goal in mind. n

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Knowing Your Horse Starting To Work In The Bosal by Tommy Garland in our ongoing series of training a new or young horse to work in a bosal, we are now to the point that we’ve been pursuing all along. As of last month’s column, your horse should be fitted properly in his bosal and ready to begin work. (See AHT, December 2010). Horses learn through the release of pressure. Your aim is that when your horse is in the proper position, you release the pressure on the bosal and leave him alone. He will learn quickly that this is where you want him to be, and will relax and be soft and flowing. He is wearing the bosal, and here is how you take him that next step in understanding and working with it. You have your pattern of how you teach him new things. With both the snaffle and the bumper cup, two preparations for his bosal work, you walked and then jogged him in small circles using both the direct rein and the indirect (off-side) rein, teaching him to be flexible and drop his nose to the point of his shoulder in both directions. From that skill came his ability to hold his form and give you a soft response as he goes forward. now it is time to repeat all of that in the bosal.

have to focus on the bosal now. its knot hangs probably three inches lower than the bumper cup, so when you pull on the right rein, he really has to understand how to give off the left side of his face. At first that may be a little confusing for him. i’ve had horses that will turn their head around to my leg and then not want to go back the other way because when i jiggle the other side, they don’t get it. because i taught them lateral flexion, or responding to the indirect rein and giving their nose to me, their thought now is ‘okay, i’m dropping my nose, now what do i do?’ They don’t yet understand to give to the off-side of the bosal. so, if i pull on the left side, they have to learn to come off the right side of pressure on their face and turn their head over to the left.

“Your aim is that when your horse is in the proper position, you release the pressure on the bosal and leave him alone.”

As you go back over those familiar procedures, your horse probably will catch on more quickly than he has in the past. However, you do have to go back to ground zero and go through each step. You start walking the circles and then jogging the circles to build his (and your) confidence in the bosal. The bosal is another piece of equipment. even though he understands the bumper cup, you both

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As you’re jogging, you’ll take your fingers and jiggle-jigglejiggle, release. You’ll feel the horse start to roll his nose, lift his neck up out of his withers a little bit, break at the poll with a nice, arch, and give to his head. He’ll give his nose to you and be real light. When he’s light in the bosal and not moving, you release the reins. As i said, your goal is for him to stay there and not move. if he moves, you take it right back from him—jigglejiggle again, release. Let it hang there. if he goes and touches it, bring him back again. You’re going to repeat that a thousand times and pretty soon he’ll learn the signal of jiggle-jiggle-jiggle, release. You release the rein as he’s jogging in that little circle and his head is going to hang right there, and he’s not going to touch it.

Knowing Your Horse See if you can go three or four laps in that little circle with him never touching it, with him just having his head. That’s when he starts learning to go on a looser rein and carry his own weight and his own body. you won’t be pulling on him all the time because you’re teaching him that when you release, he is just to keep his frame and go around. Then as you go around, jiggle-jiggle and change directions, and as you change directions, make sure that he keeps jogging forward. a lot of times, when you’re changing from left to right, the horse will want to stop in the middle because he doesn’t understand it. So, you’ll want to cluck and make sure you have plenty of forward motion to get him to drop his nose back and go the other direction. you’ll want to jog circles like that for about two weeks or more. If the bosal rubs a little tender spot on his face, try wrapping it in black electrical tape, which is smoother than the rawhide. It will help decrease the rubbing. Doing a lot of jogging is one of the keys to getting a horse very soft and relaxed in the bosal. When you get ready to lope, it will be the same thing. He will understand that inside rein;

you’ll jiggle the outside, or indirect, rein, to get him to tip his nose and lope off. Through all the exercises we’ve done, he should know to go into the lope easily and be fairly soft loping. With my junior horses, I like to always have their head cocked to my inside leg just a little bit so that if I look down their face I can see their eyelashes or a little bit of their eyeball. The reason for that is that when I jiggle my outside rein, if you watch a horse, his nose just rolls back and he collects up that much more and slows down. Or if I release, I can let him go forward a little bit. as I said in a past article, this is my brake and my gas. If I need my horse to collect up and slow down in a class, I’ll jiggle my offset rein, cluck to him or kiss (whatever I’m doing), and he will step up behind a little tighter. I get him where I want him, release both hands, and he just stays there. n Tommy Garland of Powhatan, Va., is a second-generation horseman, with experience in a variety of breeds. Since 1985, he has specialized in Arabians, and won numerous U.S., Brazilian, and Canadian National Championships in western and hunter pleasure with both purebreds and Half-Arabians. He is also known for his expertise with amateurs, and is one of the most popular clinicians in the equine industry, where his teaching is based on confidence, patience and respect. More information may be found at

“Doing a lot of jogging is one of the keys to getting a horse very soft and relaxed in the bosal.”

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Calendar Of Events

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Regional ShowS/ChampionShipS and enduranCe/Competitive trail

April April 28-May 1, 2011, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lollie Ames, 952-492-6590. MAy May 12-15, 2011, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June June 2-5, 2011, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 2-5, 2011, Region 5 Sport Horse Qualifier and Championship, Auburn, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. June 4, 2011, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. June 7-11, 2011, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 9-12, 2011, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 15-18, 2011, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. June 16-19, 2011, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 17-18, 2011, Region 2 Sport Horse

Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288.

June 21-25, 2011, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 23-25, 2011, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 23-26, 2011, Region 13 Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 24-26, 2011, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. 326 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

June 25-26, 2011, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 30-July 3, 2011, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114.


JAnuAry January 22-23, 2011, Central FL Arab Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Nicholas Cindric, 386-760-3320. January 28-30, 2011, Sierra Empire, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 909-855-2390.

FebruAry February 4-6, 2011, The Jubilee Of Breeds, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. February 6, 2011, AHANM Training Show, Expo, New Mexico. Contact: February 17-27, 2011, 56th Annual Scottsdale Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Judie Mitten, 602-978-1342.

MArch March 4-6, 2011, SASHA Charity Horse Show, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Janie Hamilton, 214-478-0897. March 17-20, 2011, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 17-20, 2011, Carousel Charity Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 18-20, 2011, Missouri All Arabian, Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073; March 19-20, 2011, Ocala 16th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. March 25-27, 2011, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 31-April 3, 2011, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. March 31-April 3, 2011, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April April 1-3, 2011, Fiesta Del Mar A and B, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. April 1-3, 2011, Deseret A and B, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. April 2-3, 2011, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 8-10, 2011, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 8-10, 2011, NCAHA/ODAHA All Arab A and B Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447.

April 14-17, 2011, Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Scott Bailey, 480-471-1715. April 15-17, 2011, Annual Magnolia Spring Classic, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 22-24, 2011, Arabians In Motion At The Hood, Boring, Oregon. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. April 22-24, 2011, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 22-24, 2011, OHAHA Springtime, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 22-24, 2011, Spring Arabian Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. April 26-27, 2011, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lollie Ames, 952-492-6590. April 29-May 1, 2011, Daffodil Arab Spring Show A and B, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. April 29-May 1, 2011, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. April 29-May 1, 2011, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. MAy May 5-8, 2011, Cascade Arabian Youth Benefit, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425. May 5-8, 2011, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Velma Boodt, 918-284-7505. May 6-8, 2011, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Red Bluff, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 6-8, 2011, Empire State Arab Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 12-15, 2011, AHASFV 48th Annual Arabian Horse Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 12-15, 2011, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 13-15, 2011, Treasure Valley Classic, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 13-15, 2011, CAHC Spring Show A and B, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. May 13-15, 2011, ARK Arab Victory Challenge, Texarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. May 13-15, 2011, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-253-4937.

Calendar Of Events

May 13-15, 2011, Hudson Valley Arabian, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 19-22, 2011, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 19-22, 2011, AHACO Arabian Horse Show, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360425-7798. May 19-22, 2011, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 20, 2011, NJHAHA Hunter Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610914-7008. May 20, 2011, NJHAHA Arab A and B Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610914-7008. May 21-22, 2011, Northern Minnesota Arabian Horse Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: 320-352-3718. May 26-29, 2011, Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio, Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 27-29, 2011, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425. May 27-29, 2011, Spindletop Spring Arab Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 27-29, 2011, AHC of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 28-29, 2011, Comstock AHA Desert Spring A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. June June 1-2, 2011, Region Pre-Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 3-5, 2011, Showtime 2011, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. June 3-5, 2011, NC PAHA Show A and B, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 3-5, 2011, Virginia Arabian Horse Show A and B, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 4-5, 2011, Indianhead Arabian Horse Show, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 6-11, 2011, Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: The Pyramid Society, 859-231-0771. June 8, 2011, Region 10 Pre-Show, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 9-12, 2011, WA Midsummer Classic A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. June 11-12, 2011, Medallion I and II All Arabian, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114.

June 11-12, 2011, Eastern Classic, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 15-16, 2011, Region 2 Sport Horse Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 16-17, 2011, Shenandoah Valley Classic A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 16-19, 2011, Hoosier Horse Classic, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 17-18, 2011, Region 12 Youth Jamboree, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Robert Obermiller, 828-674-1758. June 18-19, 2011, NJHAHA Classic A and B, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. June 18-19, 2011, Shenandoah Valley Championship A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 20-21, 2011, Region 4 Pre-Show, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 21-22, 2011, Region 2 Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 22, 2011, Region 13 Pre-Show, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 23, 2011, Region 6 Pre-Show, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 24-25, 2011, WDHA Dressage and Sport Horse Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 24-26, 2011, Finger Lakes Arab Summer Festival, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 28-29, 2011, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 30-July 2, 2011, AHANE 57th Arabian Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645.

May 15, 2011, Verda Bare Bones 30- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Sharon, Vermont. Contact: Ruth Ferland, 603-675-6833. June June 17, 2011, Southeast MN 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 17, 2011, Region 10 Endurance Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 18, 2011, Region 10 Competitive Trail Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 18, 2011, Southeast MN 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164.


ationals events July 23-30, 2011, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. august 15-20, 2011, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. september 27-october 2, 2011, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. october 21-29, 2011, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

International events

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March March 18-19, 2011, Spring Fling At The Sand Hills 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Cheraw, South Carolina. Contact: Vickie Stine, 803-222-0401. May May 7, 2011, Biltmore Challenge 50-, 75-, and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531.

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AHAA Arabian Breeder Finals ......................14SSS (238) AHT 2011 Youth Yearbook .................................154, 155 AHT AHBA World Cup Show...........................182, 183 AHT E-Marketing ........................................................49 AHT Readers’ Choice Awards .................................28, 29 AHT Scottsdale Coverage ...................................222, 223 AHT Subscription .......................................................332 Arabian English Performance Association ...................331 Arabians International, LLC ..................... IFC, 1, 214, 215, 30SSS, 31SSS (254, 255) Argent Farms.................................. 64SSS (288), 289, 290 Avalon Crest ..................................................61SSS (285)


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Cal Poly Ponoma ..........................................................329 Cedar Ridge Arabians ..............52SSS-55SSS (276-279), 305-318, 67MW (131) Chaos Arabians ..............................................60SSS (284) Chrishan Park Arabians .......................................162, 163 Copper Hills Equestrian Center........................... 157-161


Diamond Hill Arabians ..........................32SSS (256), 330 Don Manuel Farms Arabians .........6SSS, 7SSS (230, 231) DST Arabians ............................... FC, 32-48, 5SSS (229)


Eagen, Kevin ................................................................330 .......................................................329 Encore Select Group, LLC.........44SSS, 45SSS (268, 269) Equid System Ltd........................ 20MW, 21MW (84, 85) Equine Image Center ...............................................26, 27 Eric Wolfe Arabians .......................................48SSS (272) Evergeen Arabians............................................8SSS (232)


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Gallún Farms, Inc. ......................8SSS (232), 43SSS (267) Gemini Acres ........................ 16MW, 17MW, 26-29MW, 47-52MW, 55-57MW, 69MW, 79MW, 80MW, 86MW (80, 81, 90-93, 111-116, 119-121, 133, 143, 144, 150) GRK Farms, LLC ................................................ 157-161



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Linear Rubber Products, Inc.........................................330 Live Oak Arabians .....................38SSS, 39SSS (262, 263) Lurken, Leslie.............................. 18MW, 19MW (82, 83)


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R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................328 Rae-Dawn Arabians ............................... 2, 3, 29SSS (253) Rancho Las Potrancas ................. 30MW, 31MW (94, 95) Randle Performance Horses .........................................173 Readers’ Choice Awards Auction .............................50, 51 Robin Hood Farms.........................................57SSS (281)


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