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Contents July 2011 2 Fazenda Floresta

Cover Story: Fazenda Floresta & Luciana Fasano by McKay Stirland

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54th Annual Canadian National Championships—New Venue, New Menu by Linda White

39 Gold star 2011 Iowa Gold Star Futurity—Once Upon A Time … by Christy Egan

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The Pleasure Of Western

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The 2011 Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes & NSH District One Championships by Linda White

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Leaders Of The Times: Vitorio TO by Colleen Scott

46 reGion 12 2011 Region 12 Championships

39 Gold Star

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Lesson Programs—Riding In Style, Part II by Linda White

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The Arabian Horse In History—The Life, Times & Legacy Of General William Tweede, Part II by Andrew K. Steen

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Trainer Confidential—Tales From The Equestrian Underbelly by Mary Trowbridge

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NAAHSA World Championship Show—A Preview by Kara Larson

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In Memoriam: Margit Bentley (1943-2011) by Mary Kirkman

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Roses For The Governor by Kara Larson

On The COver:

Al Hadiyah AA

(Laheeb x The Vision HG), owned by Fazenda Floresta. See story on page 2 Fazenda Floresta.

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2011 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


Bred by Lady Marmalade RTA

Lady Marmalade RTA

Multi-Champion Half-Arabian English Horse Owned by Kelli Aguirre

Emele RTA Emele RTA

2010 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Futurity Owned by Annette Hoefer

Adelita RTA

Multi-Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Horse Owned by Alexus Mattingly

Monserrat RTA

Adelita RTA

2011 South African National Reserve Champion Junior Colt Owned by Willie Brown

Caffeine RTA +/ Monserrat RTA

Multi-Champion Half-Arabian Mare Owned by Ross & Terri Danielson

Cimorene RTA

2007 Qatar National Champion Filly Owned by Al Shaqab Farm

Just Tu Kool RTA

Caffeine RTA +/

2011 Half-Arabian Western Futurity Contender Owned by Barb Sink

With Our Partners At: Cimorene RTA

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Comments Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executive John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Lead Website Designer Jennifer Peña Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Operations/Interactive Manager Barbara Lee © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 42, No. 2, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

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From The Editor Loyalty

Ever since I was a young boy, my mother and father talked to me frequently about respect and loyalty. “Always tell the truth.” “Stick by your family and close friends, and be loyal to those who deserve your loyalty.” “Don’t be afraid to say the right thing.” “Think long and hard before you act or react.” “Respect those in authority and your elders.” These were phrases that were part of my everyday life—a life that my parents based on the core values of their own upbringing in the west of Ireland during the Great Depression. Today, these are the same values that I try to instill in “little man,” a 10-yearold boy who became a part of my life and family almost nine years ago. And as I look around our world today, I can see that those core values are as needed today as they were 30 years ago, maybe even more so. For example, we see many fractures in our Arabian horse community. When we should be working together, we go our separate ways. When we should communicate, we figuratively hang up the phone. Now, more than ever, we need to show our loyalty by supporting each other. That doesn’t mean blindly believing everything that is told to us or endorsing causes or organizations in which we don’t care. It means being true to what is right. It means doing the right thing not just once, but all of the time. After all, why are people loyal? Why should you be loyal? I think people are loyal because it is a way to honor the past, value the present, and plan for the future. At the end of the day, it is loyalty that holds it all together.

Kevin N. Ludden Editor


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2011 Arabian Breeders World Cup Yearling Filly Supreme Top Ten Arabian Breeders World Cup Reserve Champion Filly of 2010 Uruguayan Supreme Champion Filly Owned by Fabiana Pereyra and Franco Vara • Haras Don Piero

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Using today’s quality bloodlines for tomorrow’s strongest English Pleasure contenders

Essence of Fire SMP - 2011 Colt By National Champion The Renaissance x Out of National Champion Escada SCA Proudly bred by Smoky Mountain Park Arabians

Baske Afire Revue SMP 2011 Reserve Champion AEPA Buckeye Yearling In-hand English Futurity

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Escada SCA

and her 2011 Colt, Essence of Fire SMP by National Champion The Renaissance

Log on to our website for today’s strongest English Pleasure prospects and show winners!.

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With great breeding, comes great results! Visit us on facebook Check out the new videos of our sale horses.

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PrestiGe Bred ... they all started out as prospects!

ProsPects Pistolero PF Bay Arabian Gelding 4/3/2007 Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia Cant Controller PF Chestnut H/A Mare 4/1/2007 Baske Afire x Shes A High Roller JB Fevered PitCh Bay H/A Mare 4/11/2008 Baske Afire x Callaways Carioca roCk n roller PF Bay H/A Gelding 4/24/2008 Baske Afire x She’s A High Roller Mean MaChine PF Chestnut H/A Gelding 5/1/2008 Baske Afire x Lady Machine CenterFold sue PF Bay H/A Mare 5/17/2008 Baske Afire x Sue Ebony hot rodder PF Bay H/A Gelding 5/28/2008 Baske Afire x A Lady At Heart Wyze CraCker PF Bay H/A Gelding 6/17/2008 Undulata’s Nutcracker x Bint Bokara sure Fire redeMPtion Bay H/A Gelding 6/20/2008 Afire Bey V x A Lady At Heart c o lt s noBle dynasty PF Chestnut Arabian Colt 5/14/2009 MHR Nobility x A Blessing (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske - full sister to Baske Afire) invinCiBility PF Chestnut Arabian Colt 6/8/2009 MHR Nobility x A Blessing (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske - full sister to Baske Afire) Great and noBle PF Chestnut Arabian Colt 3/28/2010 MHR Nobility x HF Luck Bea Lady (Baske Afire x Play Annies Song, dam of HF Mister Chips) MarChinG orders PF Chestnut Arabian Colt 5/11/2010 Mamage x Catt (JA Magnificat x DG Serinett, by Serinask) toMMy BahaMa PF Bay Arabian Colt 2/25/2010 Vegaz x A Blessing (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske - full sister to Baske Afire) Broodmares Goodie tWo shoes Bay Arabian Mare 6/4/2003 Baske Afire x Harghaza (El Ghazi x Har Nahra, by *Bask) B WitChed Grey Arabian Mare 4/2/2004 Baske Afire x Gala De Cognac (Cognac x Galexcia, by *Perkal) hF luCk Bea lady Bay Arabian Mare 7/11/2004 Baske Afire x Play Annies Song (*Bask x Comar Roseann, by Azraff) neveah W Grey Arabian Mare 3/20/2006 Matoi x Justice N Liberty (MC Sir Hope x Dawning Justice, by The Chief Justice)

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Now!


it's time to start thinking about Scottsdale! On November 1st the Stachowski Farm marketing and training program will arrive in Scottsdale for the third consecutive year. Whether you are looking to market your horse, or are in the market to purchase a horse, Stachowski’s will help you reach your goals. In 2011 the Scottsdale marketing program was deemed successful with an unprecedented sale of 19 horses! If not in our barn, our extensive marketing program has contacts across the country to help find the perfect horse for you. If you have a top notch horse and are questioning what to do with it, Stachowski’s is always happy to evaluate your horse and offer advice. Need training for your horse? The Stachowski training staff is unequaled in preparing you and your horse for the show ring. Take advantage of training provided by professionals with a winning tradition.

Accepting training/sales horses for Scottsdale. We invite all inquiries and questions. Come see our farm during the 2012 Arabian Horse Open Barn Tours.

StachowSki Farm, inc. 330-274-2494 trainers: Jim Stachowski Peter Stachowski Sharon Blendinger Jim Bowman Jonathan ramsay Gabriel Desoto

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In fond memory

Emirate Heritage emir x NDL esperaNza • marcH 1989 - JuNe 2011

Indefinable loss is only created by everlasting love.

8 National Championships - 11 Regional Championships

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Jasmine 2001-2011

ScottSdale, arizona • 480-585-9112 • B oB B attaglia • r uSS V ento J r . (i n

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Justify x BK Tamina, by Armani FC

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity with Tommy Garland Proudly owned by Kim Isringhausen.

U.S. NATIONAL WESTERN PLEASURE FUTURITIES WITH TOMMY GARLAND

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Besson Carol x Ekkatarina, by Neposzar

2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity 2011 Region 15 Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland Proudly owned by Barbara Lynn Hunt

U.S. NATIONAL WESTERN PLEASURE JR. HORSE WITH TOMMY GARLAND U.S. NATIONAL WESTERN PLEASURE MATURITY AATR WITH NATALIE HUNT

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Region 10 Champion

Owned by Encore Select Group LLC Contact Cedar Ridge Arabians to book your next breeding. Mike Brennan, breeding manager • 952-492-6590 22 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

AEPA Enrolled Sire Minnesota Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion


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“EUPHORYIA is bred generations deep to be both a National level show horse and a top broodmare. She comes from a three generation line of mares who won on the National level AND produced National winners, a credential few can claim.� ARLENE MAGID Pedigree research Arabbits@aol.com

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Sired by Its Sshow Time++ Out of Drama Qyeen, by First Cyte+

U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN YEARLING FILLY (4TH ON THE CARDS)

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Napoleon N apoleon Dynamite

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((LBA LBA Lode Star x Helen)

Canadian National Contender

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Sarah Paripovich

2011 Accomplishments

Region 10 Unanimous Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Region 6 Unanimous Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse

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Buffalo, MN • 612-718-9530 • khourvette@hotmail.com www.SarahParipovichTraining.com


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First Cytation (First Cyte x Serakhema)

Canadian National Contender Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 & Under with Paige Nolte

2011 Accomplishments

Region 10 Unanimous Champion Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Owned by Diane and Paige Nolte

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Tucson

(Desperado V x JAS Wind Song)

CCanadian anadian National Contender

Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under JTR and Halter Showmanship 13 & Under with Alexa Tiziani

2011 Accomplishments

Region 10 Reserve Champion Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Region 10 Top Five Walk/Jog Western Equitation JTR 10 & Under Region 6 Unanimous Champion A/HA/AA Walk/Trot Western Equitation 10 & Under Region 6 Champion Showmanship 13 & Under Owned by Alexa Tiziani

Buffalo, MN • 612-718-9530 • khourvette@hotmail.com www.SarahParipovichTraining.com

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Canadian National Contender

HA/AA Western Pleasure with Sarah Paripovich

2011 Accomplishments Region 10 Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Owned by Tom and Alra Kafka

WLF

(Alerro +// x Miss Keemophire)

Canadian National Contender

Arabian Western Pleasure with Sarah Paripovich

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR/AATR 40 & Over with Penny Gute

2011 Accomplishments

Region 10 Unanimous Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over

Region 10 Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure

Scottsdale First Place Arabian Western Pleasure Ladies To Ride Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Bred and Owned by West Lawn Farm, Dr. Jim & Penny Gute www.westlawnfarm.com

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Marquis Magic (Magic Dream CAHR x OFW Dark Dancing)

Canadian National Contender Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Sarah Paripovich

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR/ATR 18-39 with Stacey Swier

2011 Accomplishments

Region 6 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Region 10 Top Five Arabian Western Pleasure ATR Owned by Stacey Swier

P Psyrainee

(TF Psymreekhe x Bey My Valentine)

Canadian National Contender

Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Sarah Paripovich Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 with Anique Weber

2011 Accomplishments

Region 6 Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Region 6 Top Five Hunter Pleasure Open

Region 10 Top Five Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Region 10 Top Five Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Janelle Then Owned by Laure Kruse

Offered For Sale

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2011 July Cover Story:

Fazenda Floresta & Luciana Fasano by McKay Stirland “I think I’m addicted,” admits Luciana Fasano, “addicted to beautiful Arabian horses—especially the stallions.” A long-time equestrian competitor, Luciana is the energizing power of Fazenda Floresta. Located in Itu, Brazil, Fazenda Floresta is a tranquil retreat from the intense dynamics of the nearby international city of São Paulo. Originally a sugar then coffee plantation, Fazenda Floresta offers more than 150 years of quiet beauty, graceful landscapes, and charming hospitality. “When my husband, Robert, and I bought Fazenda Floresta some years ago, it was already a local historical site. It had no fencing, no stables, nothing except for the original house and the main house built when the farm was

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a coffee plantation,” says Luciana as her eyes come to rest on newly planted coffee fields. “Robert and I designed the interiors of the houses, built the stables and office, changed roads dissecting the farm, laid cobble-stoned drives and landscaped. Also, the tiles we put on the two houses are from the original early 19th century period. Even with such a beautiful place, we didn’t own any horses.” Today, Fazenda Floresta continues to change as Luciana designs additional presentation arenas, turn-outs, a veterinary lab, a second office suite, and a grand stallion barn. Sitting quietly by the pool and looking across the grounds to avocado trees burdened with fruit or listening to a flock of parakeets flying above, one can almost forget that behind the serenity of the farm is a woman of commanding intellect who speaks five different languages, has traveled the world over, and creates designer fabrics. A fierce world-class athlete, Luciana began competing in cross-country jumping when she was 6 years old. Now an accomplished horsewoman, Luciana learned early the essentials of form to function, the real importance of correct conformation, and the fundamentals of successful breeding. However, it was the long, sometimes 12-hour, horseback rides as a youth through the fields of neighboring farms to see her cousin’s straight Egyptian stallion that truly cemented Luciana’s

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U.S. National Champion AAS - Elishahh

passion for the Arabian stallion. “I was absolutely in love with that stallion,” she remembers. “I would spend hours feeding and looking at him. My big dream was always to have a stallion just like him one day.” It was during one of these far-away rides that young Luciana fell from her horse, breaking her shoulder. Instead of wandering off and leaving Luciana, her Half-Arabian horse stayed with her for hours until help arrived. There is little wonder at the sparkle in Luciana’s eyes when she speaks of the Arabian horse that has claimed her heart. “The love of Arabian horses and the dream of owning them have always been with me,” affirms Luciana. “When I was about 21 years old, I met a Brazilian breeder who had a farm and owned a son of *El Shaklan. Eventually, he gave me a Half-Arabian son of his stallion. He also said that he had a black stallion. Immediately, I was fascinated. The problem was that no one could ride this black stallion. The horse would bite and kick at people. Given the chance to work the horse, I cleared the barn and entered his stall. Within five minutes I had him bridled, saddled and was riding him. I gave him love,

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and he immediately responded. He knew me, and I knew him. For almost two years I rode and worked with that stallion. “At that time,” recalls Luciana, “I went to all the Arabian horse shows in Brazil and soon found out about Lenita Perroy and her horses. I knew of Ali Jamaal and immediately noticed a difference in her horses. Each time an Ali Jamaal horse entered the ring, I could see their distinction from the others competing. Her horses were special. At the time Ali Jamaal was about 24.” Although, Luciana had admired Lenita’s horses, Luciana did not actually meet Lenita until about two years ago—a meeting that would change Luciana’s life and the careers of some very impressive stallions. However, that meeting would be some years later—years after focusing on fashion and her career, living in the United States and then in Vienna, Austria, and after the remarkable birth of her son Filipe. Life has given Luciana a bounty of experiences, has developed her abundant talents, and has given her many achievements. “I have always had a ‘meta,’ a goal, and I always reach my metas,” states Luciana her face exuding quiet determination. In 2009, Luciana’s determination defined a new goal: showing and owning an U.S. National Champion Arabian horse. Her pursuit quickly led her to Lenita’s Hara Meia Lua in Brazil. It was there that Lenita introduced her to the internationally successful trainer Rodolfo Guzzo. Luciana explained her goal to Lenita and to Rodolfo. “I am sure they

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Straight Egyptian Stallion Al Hadiyah AA

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thought I was crazy,” says Luciana. “I didn’t even own a purebred Arabian, and here I was assuring them that I was going to show and own a U.S. National Champion.” However, Guzzo understood Luciana, sensed her determination, and began a pursuit of his own—finding Luciana a horse that could be shown, owned, and crowned a national champion. In the early fall of 2010, Guzzo found just that in the almost unknown yearling bay colt AAS-Elishahh who had made the ever-hard-to-impress Guzzo stop and look and then look again. A son of National Champion Eden C, this extraordinary bay colt is out of an excellent Versace daughter, herself out of a beautiful Ali

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Jamaal daughter. Without hesitation or equivocation, Luciana purchased the bay colt. “I never doubted Guzzo,” Luciana confirms. “I knew it was the thing to do. It felt right. So, I did it and never looked back.” So, at the 2010 U.S. Nationals, Luciana accomplished one of her metas with AAS-Elishahh being named U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt—out-showing some 25 other yearlings. “I couldn’t be at the show,” laments Luciana. “The moment I heard his name as National Champion, I was shocked. It was beyond belief. It was like a dream.” Today, following an active breeding season, winning a World Cup championship and claiming a championship at Region 2, Elishahh is preparing for his second trip to the U.S. Nationals—this time

Enzo Eden C Silken Sable

AAS - Elishahh Versace Sempre Tulle El Jamaal

Padrons Psyche RD Bey Shahmpane Genesis C Touch O Mink Fame VF+ Precious As Gold *Ali Jamaal *Talbreena

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as a 2-year-old with Rodolfo Guzzo. “It’s another meta,” Luciana says simply. What was Luciana’s other goal? The ownership of a grey, extraordinary stallion with a superior pedigree, perfect balance, impressive carriage, and, of course, the face and eyes that would make you stop and stare. To achieve this goal, Luciana consulted with Guzzo, who contacted Christine Jamar, his good friend in Belgium. This Luciana meta resulted in another adventure through South America, across Europe, and to the historic desert sands of Israel, home of the straight Egyptian stallion Al Hadiyah AA. Sired by the significant international sire of national champions, Laheeb, and out of the magnificent black mare, The Vision HG, Hadiyah is perhaps the best in all of the world. With the commitment and intensity that is Luciana, she navigated the negotiations and another Luciana meta was achieved. From the exotic to the

Oman Laheeb

Al Hadiyah AA

Rip-Saba Thee Desperado

The Vision HG Belle Staar

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extraordinary, Al Hadiyah is now owned by Fazenda Floresta, LLC, and currently stands at Christine Jamar’s world-famous farm. As Al Hadiyah prepares for the next step in his own exciting adventure, he joins another Fazenda Floresta National and Regional Champion Stallion, Eccentric Valentino. Perhaps the best bred son of the great DA Valentino, Eccentric is out of a daughter of the legendary Magnum Psyche, who in turn is out of a daughter of multi-national champion Eternety. Not surprisingly, Eccentric is already a National Champion with his excellent

Versace DA Valentino DA Love

Eccentric Valentino Magnum Psyche Amelia B Amety B

Fame VF+ Precious As Gold Padrons Psyche Magnifficaa FA Padrons Psyche A Fancy Miracle Eternety+ Amiga-B

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structure, long neck and beautiful expression. With his breeding season over, Eccentric now prepares for his next adventure—the U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion title. It is another Luciana meta. Fazenda Floresta’s trio of stallions reflects the dreams of a young girl horseback riding through the farm fields of Brazil. “After you see a beautiful Arabian horse, there is not any other horse,” states Luciana with her eyes shining. “To me they are perfection. I love everything about the Arabian: the head, the tail carriage, the attitude, the keen intelligence … everything.” Eventually, Luciana will bring her stallions to Fazenda Floresta in Brazil. “I want to give them the same quality of life Lenita has given Ali Jamaal. I want to sit in their paddocks and pastures in the afternoon sun and watch them, be a part of them, and they a part of me.” When asked about her continuing Arabian horse adventures and her goals on the horizon, Luciana simply states: “A European World Champion.” It’s another Luciana meta … and in Luciana style, it’s a promise of the future.

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National Champion AAS - Elishahh


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(Afire Bey V x DA Triffire, by Triften)

2011 Region 10 Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure

Canadian National Champion contender Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Tom Theisen

Conway Arabians

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Glory Got Game (Heir To Glory x Savirene B)

2011 Region 10 Champion HA/AA English Show Hack 2010 Region 10 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure AOTR

Canadian National Champion contender HA/AA Country English Pleasure AOTR 18-39 with Anna Conway Zaffke HA/AA English Show Hack with Tom Theisen Available For Purchase

Conway Arabians

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2011 Region 10 Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure 2011 Region 10 Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR & ATR

Canadian National Champion contender HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR 18-39, ATR, and Side Saddle with Rachel Enns HA/AA Hunter Pleasure with Tom Theisen Proudly owned by Dale, Laurie & Rachel Enns of Roseville, MN

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Cadillac Jack

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(IXL Noble Express x T O Magicmotion, by Promotion)

2011 Region 6 Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Canadian National Champion contender Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Lori Conway

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Lucky Spin (Kordelas x Lucky Destiny)

2011 Region 6 Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Canadian National Champion contender HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Lori Conway HA/AA Stock/Hunter Mares with John Diedrich

Conway Arabians

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54th Annual Canadian National Championships

New Venue, New Menu August 15-20, 2011 by Linda White

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As August approaches, and with it the Canadian Nationals, enthusiasm on both sides of the border is growing like Jack’s beanstalk. “your cup is half full” is a familiar metaphor for optimism and positive thinking. With all the wonder that surrounds us and our horses, the Arabian horse community’s cup is usually at least half full. At the moment, that cup runneth over with excitement and enthusiasm, and we’re drinking out of the saucer. What is causing all the hullabaloo? The show is moving to Brandon, Manitoba! After 22 years in Regina, Sask., the Canadian National Show Commission reasoned, it was time for a change. “This is the right thing to do and the right time to do it,” states Allan Ehrlick, Canadian National Show Commission Vice-Chair and 17-year show commission member. Ehrlick, a former Olympic rider and professional hockey player, is one of AHA’s all-time winningest exhibitors, and knows whereof he speaks. “The commission spent four days there in April, and we found everything to our liking. The Keystone Centre’s management team is made up of horse people, so they understand what we need. They—and the city—are accustomed to having horse shows and equine events. The Manitoba Winter Fair is held at Keystone Centre in March. A very successful, highly respected hunter/ jumper show has been part of that event for years. Together we will make this work. “There are so many positive things about the facility,” he continues. “For one thing, the dirt stays year round, so the footing everywhere is top-notch. Footing was a huge issue last year in Regina, and as Ontario Equestrian Federation president, I have a tie to the Manitoba Horse Council president, my counterpart in that province. She has organized the volunteer base we need there, and a number of the Regina volunteers are coming to Brandon with us to help with the show. Our volunteer base will be strong. “During our stay we went to five different restaurants (no chains) and all five were wonderful!” he adds. “Also, Brandon’s mayor has gone out of her way to support the show, as has Manitoba Province.”

Arabian Horse Association Executive Vice President Glenn Petty expands on Ehrlick’s statement. “Brandon Mayor Shari Decter Hirst and the Brandon City Council will be contributing $100,000 toward our stabling expenses (some portable stalls will have to be rented and tented this year). Manitoba Provincial Government has announced that they would match the city’s funds with another $100,000. Manitoba Province is also working on rounding up $1 million to $5 million for future facility improvements that will eliminate this first year’s need for the tented outdoor stabling. “Julie Stewart and I accompanied the Canadian Show Commission members there in late April, and the more time we spent in Brandon, the more we liked it and realized how suitable it was for our needs,” Petty continues. “The mayor and city council had a huge reception for us, and everyone made us feel truly welcome. It was wonderful to be received with so much hospitality—to be welcomed so warmly. I am excited that in relocating, we have landed so well.” Petty’s longtime, widely divergent horse and horse show management experience has taken in several breeds, including Morgans, Arabians, Half-Arabians, and American Saddlebreds. He has been involved with national show management for many years and has managed a variety of very large equine events, demanding roles that have earned him widespread trust, respect and gratitude. “The first thing that struck me was the facility’s cleanliness,” he says. “We were all impressed with the facility and staff, and the entire facility’s being under one roof is its number one selling point. There are two large show arenas, one of which seats 6,000. The facility has quite a few practice and schooling rings indoors, a huge outdoor area and lots of stabling. There is plenty of parking, and this facility was designed to accommodate livestock events. This includes horse

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shows, cattle, draft horse and other livestock shows, some of them very large. There is also a very spacious commercial exhibits area between the show arenas. The patrons’ lounge is very comfortable, with a fireplace (which we won’t need in August), and it overlooks the main ring.” The Keystone Agricultural and Recreation Centre was designed by horsemen and completed in 1972. It lies on 90 acres in Brandon’s southeastern quadrant, between 18th and 10th streets, with Park Ave. to the north and Richmond Ave. to the south. The 540,000-square foot facility hosts upwards of 1,500 events a year (one is Horse-3, Manitoba’s largest equine educational event). Among the arenas Petty cites are Westman Place, which seats 6,000 and has a 230 by 280-foot oval show ring floor, with a 36-foot ceiling; and Kinsman and Optimist Arenas, also indoors, which have 120 x 210foot show rings. Abundant indoor stabling, wash racks and other amenities complement the vast structure. For a facilities map, see the Keystone Centre website, www. keystonecentre.com. “The second big asset is the 159-room, 11-story hotel that is attached to the Keystone Centre,” Petty continues. “It has several restaurants, a garden café, a sports bar and a nightclub. All kinds of places to eat, more hotels and other lodgings and businesses are nearby, most within walking distance. An Applebee®’s is right across the street.” The upscale hotel, directly connected to the Keystone Centre? That would be the CanadInn on 18th Street. At present, room rates begin around $150 per night; guests can enjoy in-room jaccuzis, in-room fireplaces, whimsically themed rooms with bunk beds for kids, an indoor pool and waterslide, an exercise room and other civilized amenities. There are several restaurants, one of which is Aalto’s Garden Café, and a sports bar called Playmaker’s Gaming lounge. Both eateries feature varied menus. Tavern united Pub serves English-style cuisine, and a western-themed nightclub is open on Friday and Saturday nights. Brandon, a city of 44,000, was incorporated in 1882. It lies an hour north of the u.S. border, very close to

North America’s geographic center. Shopping, distinctive historical homes, buildings and museums abound, and Brandon has 24 hotels and motels. These range from upscale-to-deluxe accommodations like the CanadInn that are priced accordingly, to the more moderately-priced Trails West, the Keystone Motor Inn, Redwood Motor lodge, lakeview Inn and Suites, and the Western Motel, all on 18th Street. Familiar budget chains like Days Inn, Super 8, pet-friendly Knight’s Inn, and the Comfort Inn, three blocks away from Keystone Centre, are handy, many of them within walking distance and convenient for horse show visitors. The 87-room Colonial Inn is half a block from Keystone Centre, and Barney’s Motel, on Middleton Ave., isn’t far away, either. There are two charming bed and breakfasts: the White House, at the corner of 18th Street and Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway); and The Braeview Bed and Breakfast, north of downtown, but just off 18th Street. like Chicago, with its perfectly parallel and perpendicular street grid, this little city’s ruler-straight thoroughfares, intersecting at 90-degree angles, make it easy to navigate. “Nothing we will be using is more than a few miles away,” offers AHA Region 6 Director Cecile HetzelDunn. This gracious, hard-working lady, a lifelong horsewoman, is an uSEF judge and a university-level educator and equine authority. “Brandon is small enough that everything is convenient,” she says. “This includes restaurants of all kinds, hotels, shopping, entertainment, museums, hiking trails and just about anything else horse show-goers might enjoy. Many hotels, restaurants and other businesses are close enough to Keystone Centre for people to get to them on foot. The city is accustomed to having horse events, and Brandon’s merchants, townspeople and elected officials are excited that a national competition of this caliber is coming to town. People hauling horses or driving in from the east will travel a superhighway all the way— making for a much more comfortable trip than they had getting to Regina.

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“I’m hearing really positive feedback,” she adds, “and one of the best things is that the Keystone Centre management is made up of horse people who understand what horses and horse people need. They are used to cooperating with horse show management, staff and volunteers. Everyone I talk to is thrilled about the new venue and really looking forward to the show.” The annual AHA Region 6 Championship Show is only one of the roughly 30 horse shows that Jeanne Fredericks manages or works for as a show committee member. Her North Dakota home is a two-hour drive from Brandon; thus, she is very familiar with Keystone Centre and the city itself. “This is a really good move,” she says. “Brandon should be a good spot for the Canadian Nationals. If they set up classes properly and manage the show with the exhibitor in mind, I truly think that this will be a great step forward—a renewal that will strengthen this show and this area’s Arabian horse business. “Canadians are so wonderful to work with!” she adds. “I have been working horse shows for 30 years, and in that time I have never had a Canadian be anything but a genuine problem-solver. They don’t get mad; they look for ways to resolve problems as they occur. I have never seen a Canadian get nasty at a show. The facility was built specifically for livestock, especially horses and cattle. They have awesome big cattle shows there, too,” she notes parenthetically. “I am very excited about the move.” “We all are,” says Allan Ehrlick. “The only downside of the move is that for people who fly into Winnipeg, Brandon is almost two hours due east—but it’s an easy drive. For incoming passengers who don’t rent cars at the airport, Parameter Air Shuttle and Brandon Air Shuttle, which is actually a van shuttle, will take them directly to and from Winnipeg, and when they arrive in Brandon, they will realize immediately that it was worth the minor inconvenience. People hauling horses will appreciate the straight line, four-lane highway all the way into Brandon.” “To be assured of having a seat, travelers will need to make reservations for either shuttle well ahead of time,” cautions Petty.

“Another positive experience was meeting with Dr. Wayne Clayton, a Canadian border veterinarian,” he adds. “He told us that they want to do everything they can to make border crossings as simple as possible for travelers bringing Arabians and HalfArabians into Canada from the united States.” Exhibitors should be aware that every horse that crosses into Canada must have an import permit issued by CFIA, a veterinary inspection within 15 days prior to import, and a negative Coggins test for equine infectious anemia, issued within six months prior to importation. Horses that have been in Texas or New Mexico within 21 days prior to their border crossing also must have a negative equine piroplasmosis test issued by a uSDA lab certified to conduct equine piroplasmosis testing. Every horse must have been inspected and found to be free of any communicable diseases, and must not have been exposed to any communicable diseases within 30 days prior to export/import. They must have met all of Canada’s import requirements, and must have resided in the united States for the 60 days prior to importation (border crossing). Call the Arabian Horse Association at (303) 6964500 for further information, or consult www. arabianhorses.org for a complete list of Canada’s health requirements for horses coming from the united States. For many Americans and international visitors, Manitoba is uncharted territory. Rest assured, however, that Manitoba, a prairie province, is Canada’s sunniest, with agriculture its principal revenue source. This makes for a rich, beautiful countryside, and visitors will find themselves embraced by Manitoba’s friendly, welcoming people, a cultural and ethnic blend of EnglishCanadian, French-Canadian and First Nations populations. Brandon, nicknamed “The Wheat City” is exactly the place to be this August 15th through the 20th. n J u ly 2011 | 59


O, Canada!

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2 0 1 1 C a n a d i a n n at i o n a l C o n t e n d e r s Ames Admiral

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 40 & Over with Toni Dolby Owned by Toni and Michael Dolby

FOR SALE

Ames Celebration

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Leah Boyd Owned by Cedar Ridge Arabians

FOR SALE

Brass Ring CRF

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under with Caelen Caspers Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR with Caelen Caspers Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 18-39 with McKenna Caspers Owned by Caelen, McKenna and Christy Caspers

Brass Star

Arabian English Pleasure with John Golladay Owned by Moriah Fischer and Larry Jerome

FOR SALE

CRF Intoxicating

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under with Laura Morton Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with John Golladay Owned by Laura and Janice Morton

FOR SALE

Good Vibrationss

Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving with John Golladay Owned by Oak Ridge Arabians

Jukebox Hero

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 40 & Over with Toni Dolby Owned by Toni and Michael Dolby

RJ Ames

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD with Dick Ames Arabian Country Pleasure Driving with John Golladay Owned by Cedar Ridge Arabians

SHF Encore

Arabian Park Horse with Tom Moore Owned by Encore Select Group

Stravinsky X

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under with Emily Pate Owned by Jane and Simon Pate

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The Golden Renaissance Iowa Gold Star Futur FuturIty ty & Fall ClaSSIC

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the gold Standard . Generation after generation.

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HARAS MAYED Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes Buenos Aires, Argentina www.HarasMayed.com

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The Champion Maker!

Justice

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Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea

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Sire of World, European, All Nations Cup, Middle East, Inter national and National Champions. With more stars in the future ...

Star Of Justice ORA • WH Justice x Star Of Gaishea

Owned By: Equid SyStEm Ltd. Thierry, CaTherine & ThOmas Kerjean Villa Guardia (CO), iTaly

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United states national champion canadian national champion brazilian national champion

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Canadian and United StateS national FUtUrity Colt Contender with david BoggS

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*Maddox wins! Iowa Gold Star ScottSdale & laS VeGaS world cup tItleS

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canadian nationals stallion Halter witH david boggs

Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset

GEmini acrEs Jim and Sally Bedeker morriS, illinoiS

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A sire of beauty and athleticism ...

fAusTo AmIRAh Jd

*Fausto CRH x Magnum Perfecta

fAusTIAnA

*Fausto CRH x Cerenephantasy

TwIsTAfoRTune JB

*Fausto CRH x Twistafate JB

Im AdIvA Too oRA

*Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS

PhAnTom Jd

*Fausto CRH x Crystal Bey TGS

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MagnuM Psyche x FhF xantal

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UNITED STATES NATIONAL ARABIAN STALLION CHAMPIONSHIP

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Versace x Full Moon Astar Gemini Acres Jim & Sally Bedeker • Morris, Illinois Scan his QR code with your smart phone

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*Giovanni Chall mtc Don El Chall x Albrynah HCF

oak ridge arabians • Don and Janey Morse • Freeport, Illinois MIDWEST TRAINING CENTRE • David and Terry Anne Boggs • Elk River, Minnesota

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EF Kingston x AngElinA DPA

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A sire of amazing quality ...

Time after Time.

luxOR ORa Vegas dpa x HP Martina Gold Star Yearling Colt Contender

sultan ORa Vegas dpa x Raherra

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WINNING THE HEARTS OF THE WORLD

2010 TROPHY ESPOIR - MOST EXCITING JUNIOR HORSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARIS 2010 ELRAN CUP BEST OF SHOW TROPHY WINNER 2010 ELRAN CUP GOLD CHAMPION JR. COLT 2010 MENTON BRONZE CHAMPION JR. COLT 2010 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP SUPREME GOLD CHAMPION 2009 U.S. RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING COLT

*MAGNUM CHALL HVP X MAJOR LOVE AFFAIR Robert & Dixie North 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd., Ramona, CA 92065 Breeding Manager Mike McNally 760.789.3208 Robert North 619.992.9832

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Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion Silver Sire Enrolled Iowa Gold Star SCID Clear

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*SIR FAMES HBV X ENTAICYNG NA

ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP SUPREME BRONZE CHAMPION ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP CHAMPION 5-YR-OLD STALLION U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION FUTURITY STALLION CANADIAN NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION 2-YR-OLD COLT Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion Silver Sire Enrolled Iowa Gold Star SCID Clear

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SIRED BY WORLD RENOWNED SIRE

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*Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF

Robert & Dixie North 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd., Ramona, CA 92065 Breeding Manager Mike McNally 760.789.3208 Robert North 619.992.9832

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Gold Star Champion

vvaliante DA Valentino x KkissTheStars

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C o m b i n i n g t h e b l o o d o f t h e i m m o rta l s Valentino and bey shah

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Gold Star Champion

Victorious ld DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds

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2011 ScottSdale Junior champion Filly 2011 Region 7 Champion YeaRling FillY

2011 iowA Gold stAr Auction Filly contender

Goddess of Da Vinci Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan

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Gold star contender

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Filly

rd Alotta Ambition Bey Ambition x HL Infactuation

Gold star arabian Yearling Fillies Halbrook arabians • Pam Halbrook & Pam Bauerlein • Tucson, Arizona

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Bint YYnazia nazia ga Da Vinci FM x *Ynazia HCF

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Full-sister to Iowa Gold Star Champions Divine Destinee GA Olympiaa Xanthuss Gold Star Arabian Auction Yearling Filly ATH To be presented by A. J. Marino

Marietta Ames Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage

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GOld StAr COntender ... Sired bY nAtiOnAl ChAMpiOn AMeS ChAriSMA.

Thee Alejandro Ames Charisma x Thee Dianna

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Ready to Rock the Iowa Gold StaR half-aRabIan yeaRlInG fIlly futuRIty claSS

Shes Still Jammin Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS

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M agnuM Psyche x Mona Lisa V, by DesPeraDo V

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Breeding Fee: $2,000 Purebred / $1,500 Half-Arabian • Multi-Breeding Discount • SCID Clear Shipped Semen Available • AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Sire • Iowa Gold Star Sire

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nd so it was that heralds went forth from the Golden Kingdom of Iowa, blowing trumpets and inviting all the people of the land. And when the end of summer came, so did all of the most famous knights and nobles of the land, with their ladies, chaste and beautiful in their finery, bringing with them their great Chargers to compete with the best horses in the land.

Good SirS and LadieS, Let us introduce ourselves. Wit art Lady Kim of Matthias arabians from the Land of norwalk and Lady Jill of Creekridge equine Services from the land of Toddville — Ladies of the iowa Gold Star Futurity. Thee who have yet to know us, we have dedicated ourselves to breeding, training, showing and supporting the arabian horse breed throughout the United States for some 50 collective years. The iowa Gold Star Futurity is one of the fastest growing futurities in the nation and is invaluable because it gives the heartland access to some of the finest stallions from around the world. The iowa Gold Star Futurity is dedicated to enhancing and promoting the best horses of the arabian breed. The 2011 iowa Gold Star promises to be a most marvelous event with “The Golden Renaissance” theme this year. Complete with heavy armored entertainment from the Knights of Valour with exciting acts of horsemanship, bravery & chivalry, to fanciful activities and more feasting then you can shake a turkey leg at. You won’t want to miss a minute! See the iowa Gold Star Futurity website at www.iowagoldstar.com for complete details; including show schedule, prizebook, entry and nomination forms, hotel accommodations, stallion services listing, vendors and much more!

We offer a very special heartfelt “thank you” to the members of the iowa Gold Star Committee and Task Force that have come together to support this splendid event. The efforts by these individuals allow us to share our passion for the arabian horses. a huge warm thank you to all the stallion owners, trainers and exhibitors for helping us make the iowa Gold Star Futurity one of the premier arabian shows in the nation. We cannot thank you all enough for your dedication and continuing support. Lady Kim and Lady Jill invite you to join us in the Kingdom of iowa, des Moines, for the celebration of the year! And a few “Knights” you won’t forget.

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2 011 Iowa Gold S ta r F u t u r I t y

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es, it really was just a small show in des Moines, iowa. Then it went from zero to sixty in no time f lat! in 2002 there were only 20 local stallions and owners involved in the Gold Star Futurity, no outof-state stallions and no national interest. The people who ran the show rolled up their sleeves and decided to do something about it in a big way! The Gold Star Futurity “kitty” grew from nothing to $100,000.00 in its first two years. By 2007 entries were at 189 and the Stallion Service auction brought in a whopping $360,600. in 2009 the show had 320 entries and the Stallion Service

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auction hit an incredible north american high that year, making $441,750! The foals resulting from 2009’s record breaking auction will be appearing at the Gold Star Futurity in 2012. no wonder the Futurity nominations have increased well over 500% in the past eight years! in 2009, the iowa Gold Star Futurity Champion auction Filly and Colt took home … $24,000 EACH!! in 2011, the Champion Filly and Coltwill take home … $27,800 PLUS EACH!!!


Beginning in 2007 with The Fabulous Fifties, the show themes have also grown progressively more popular every year. in 2008 everyone came dressed as Pirates and even Captain Jack Sparrow was welcomed aboard for a night of wild entertainment. Last Labor day the theme was the roaring 20’s—Gangsters, Gun Molls, Flappers, Ma Barker and Bonnie and Clyde roamed the streets and back alleys of the iowa State Fairgrounds, while training barns and farms hosted parties like the Charleston Chew and Lindy Swing Fling at Speakeasies and the Cotton Club Cabaret. Show entertainment included equine extremist Tommie Turvey and the hilarious Will Farrell, the “Godfather of Comedy” who was a roaring success at the Stallion Service auction banquet on Friday night at the des Moines Marriott Hotel. new this year to the iowa State Fairgrounds is a brand new 165’ by 265’ ring scheduled to be a part of the 2011 show. With the new ring, the Gold Star is anticipating a larger english entry to match their formidable Western and Hunter participation. in fact, the Gold Star announced NEW for 2011, THE UNCLE BOB ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE JACKPOT CHALLENGE!! This is a fantastic new competition for three and four-year-old Purebred and Half-arabian english Pleasure horses. Featuring two classes with $500 payouts for both.

The 2011 iowa Gold Star Futurity is over Labor day weekend, September 1st through the 5th. This year’s theme is THE GOLDEN RENAISSANCE!!! Knights and Ladies, prancing steeds and King arthur’s round Table! What else is neW??? ViP Tables in the arena offered with King’s royal Patronship and the Knights of Valour entertainment group featuring LIVE, FULL CONTACT JOUSTING on Saturday and Sunday night!! PLUS … Court Jesters, Jugglers, royalty, Fire-eaters, Magicians and MORE. Could it possibly be MORE FUN, MORE EXCITING and MORE SPECTACULAR than the 2010 iowa Gold Star Futurity????

Is There Really Any Doubt Whatsoever???? There’s simply no other arabian horse show like it anywhere. Heck, there’s no other HorSe SHoW like it anYWHere! For information go to www.goldstarfuturity.com or contact Lady Kim Matthias at (515) 202-2145, e-mail: kmatthias@matthiasarabians.com or Lady Jill Rittmer at (319) 329-8356, e-mail: iowagoldstar@rittmer.com.

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Class Schedule *SCHedULe SUBJeCT To CHanGe

THURSDAY MORNING Sept. 1, 2011 - Jacobson Center

7:00 A.M. - Thursday (time subject to change)

SponSor : Matthias Arabians L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

CAMELOT CAKES & COFFEE - 7:00 A.M. (time subject to change) SponSor : Matthias Arabians Location: South annex of the Cattle Barn CLASSES START AT 8:00 A.M. 301 Gold Star arabian Geldings Two-Year-olds 302 Gold Star arabian Fillies Yearlings Top 20 303 Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure aaTr 304 Gold Star arabian Geldings Three-Year-olds 305 Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure Maiden Horse aTr BreaK – TBa 306 Gold Star Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure open 307 Gold Star arabian Colts/Gelding Yearling Top 20 308 Gold Star Ha/aa Geldings Two-Year-olds 309 Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure aaTr

THURSDAY AFTERNOON

PROGRESSIVE BARN PARTY

4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. - Thursday (Time subject to change)

Food! Food! Food!

Live Stallion Presentation Thursday Evening

Spectacular presentation of our beautiful Gold Star Stallions and their foals!

GRAND KNIGHTS BARN BASH Progressive Barn Party - 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. (Time subject to change) Food! Food! Food! OPENING CEREMONIES - 6:00 P.M. 310 LiBerTY – Winner TaKeS aLL

(Open to all nominated Gold Star horses & Gold Star Stallions)

LIVE STALLION PRESENTATION THE MIDWEST ROYAL ARABIAN COURT Presentation & Party (To begin immediately after evening presentation) SponSor : Midwest Training Center Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn MIDWEST STALLION PRESENTATION Music - Free Food - Free drinks

The Midwest Royal Arabian Court PRESENTATION & PARTY (To begin immediately after Thursday evening presentation) SponSor : Midwest Training Center L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn MIDWEST STALLION PRESENTATION Music - Free Food - Free drinks

FRIDAY MORNING Sept. 2, 2011 - Jacobson Center

MAID MARION’S TEA & SCONES - 7:00-8:00 A.M. (time subject to change) SponSor : Tamar Arabians Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn CLASSES START AT 8:00 A.M. 311 Gold Star Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse aTr 312 Gold Star Ha/aa aUCTion Fillies Yearlings aTH (Stock)

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Maid Marion’s TE A & SCONES

7:00-8:00 A.M. - Friday (time subject to change)

SponSor : Tamar Arabians L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn


313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321

Gold Star arabian Colts Two-Year-olds Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse aTr Gold Star Ha/aa aUCTion Fillies Yearlings aTH (Saddle) Gold Star Ha/aa aUCTion Colts/Geldings Yearling aTH (Saddle) Gold Star Ha/aa arabian Country/english Pleasure aTr Gold Star Ha/aa Fillies Three-Year-olds Gold Star Ha/aa aUCTion Colts/Geldings Yearlings aTH (Stock) Gold Star Ha/aa Fillies Two-Year-olds Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure Maiden Horse aTr

WIZ ARD MERLIN’S SIMMERING SAUCES Friday (During first break)

SponSor : Prairie Gem Stables L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

FRIDAY AFTERNOON Sept. 2, 2011 - Jacobson Center

WIZARD MERLIN’S SIMMERING SAUCES (during first break) SponSor : Prairie Gem Stables Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn BreaK - TBa 322 Gold Star Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure aaTr 323 Gold Star arabian aUCTion Colts/Geldings Yearlings aTH 324 Gold Star arabian Country/english Pleasure aTr 325 Gold Star arabian aUCTion Fillies Yearlings aTH

STALLION SERVICE AUCTION Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 5:00 P.M. Cocktail Hour 6:00 P.M. dinner aUCTion To FoLLoW

Marriott Hotel, downtown des Moines Selling over 100 PUREBRED BREEDINGS Half-Arabian Breedings will sell on the Online AucTiOn

FRIDAY EVENING

Sept. 2, 2011 - Marriott Hotel - Downtown Des Moines GOLDEN KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE - 5:00 P.M. STALLION SERVICE AUCTION Selling over 100 Purebred breedings. Half-arabian Breedings will sell at online auction.

COSTUME CONTEST Best costume will be awarded trip to the 2011 Scottsdale Show! Dinner Tickets will be available for pre-purchase $20.00 in show office until Friday noon. $25 at the door until gone. no Admission Fee for those wishing to skip the meal.

SATURDAY MORNING

Sept. 3rd, 2011 - Jacobson Center

RESERVE YOUR TABLE NOW!!! For more information on how to sponsor this event and reserve front row accommodations, call (515) 202-2154 or (319) 395-7749.

JESTER JACK BREAKFAST 8:00-9:00 A.M. (time subject to change) Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn CLASSES START - 9:00 A.M. **Reining classes will be run in outdoor covered arena simultaneously with classes in Jacobson Center. 1 Ha/aa Country Pleasure JTr 17 & Under 2 arabian Hunter Pleasure aaoTr 18/over 3 arabian Western Pleasure open 4 Hunt Seat equitation. not to Jump 17 & Under 5 Walk/Trot Saddle/Hunt Seat equitation (split if needed) 6 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure aaTr 18 & over 7 Walk/Trot english/Country/Hunter Pleasure (split if needed) 8 arabian Western Pleasure aaoTr 40 & over 9 Ha/aa Western Pleasure JTr 17 & Under 330 Gold Star Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under aTr (Hunt Saddle) 10 TBa 11 arabian english Pleasure open

OUTDOOR COVERED ARENA - 9:00 A.M. 326 Gold Star Purebred reining open 327 Gold Star Purebred reining aTr 328 Gold Star Ha/aa reining open 329 Gold Star Ha/aa reining aTr

8:00-9:00 A.M. Saturday

(time subject to change)

L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

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Class Schedule SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Sept. 3rd, 2011 - Jacobson Center

SIR LANCELOT LUNCH (during first break) SponSor : Randy Sullivan Training Center Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn BreaK - TBa 12 Ha/aa Country Pleasure Ladies & Gentlemen to ride 13 arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 331 Gold Star Ha/aa Fillies Yearlings (Stock) 332 Gold Star Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure JTr 333 Gold Star Ha/aa Fillies Yearlings (Saddle) 14 Ha/aa english Pleasure aTr 15 arabian Hunter Pleasure Ladies & Gentlemen to ride 334 Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under aTr 16 arabian Country english Pleasure Junior Horse 335 Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure JTr 17 Ha/aa Country english Pleasure aoTr 336 Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure aaTr 18 TBa 19 arabian Breeding Stallions 2 & over 20 arabian Stallions aTH 21 arabian Mare Breeding 2 years & over 22 arabian Mares aTH 23 arabian Geldings in-Hand 2 years & over 24 arabian Geldings in-Hand aoTH 2 years & over HOUSE OF TIMES FEST - 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. SponSor : Arabian Horse Times Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn

SATURDAY EVENING

Sept. 3rd - Jacobson Center

SHOW STARTS AT 6:00 P.M. 337 Gold Star arabian Country/english Pleasure open 307 Gold Star arabian Colts/Gelding Yearlings - SeMi/FinaL 338 Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure open 339 Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure 25 Uncle Bob’s Ha/aa english Pleasure $500 Jackpot Challenge THE ROYAL ROUSING (Held immediately after evening classes are over)

Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn

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Sir Lancelot Lunch SATURDAY

(during first break)

SponSor : Randy Sullivan Training Center L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

House Of Times Fest 4:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. SATURDAY SponSor : Arabian Horse Times L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn


SUNDAY MORNING

Sept. 4th, 2011 - Jacobson Center **Reining classes will be run in Outdoor Arena simultaneously with classes in Jacobson Center.

KNIGHT’S NOSHING - 7:00-8:00 A.M. (time subject to change)

Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn CLASSES START AT 9:00 A.M. 116 TBa - Showmanship 10 & Under 33 Ha/aa Yearling Colt/Gelding 117 TBa - Ha/aa Gelding in-Hand open 34 Ha/aa Geldings in-Hand aTH 35 Ha/aa Yearling Filly 36 Ha/aa Mare Breeding aTH 37 arabian Western Pleasure JTr 17 & Under 38 Ha/aa english Pleasure open 39 arabian Hunter Pleasure open 40 Saddle Seat equitation 17 & Under 41 Ha/aa Western Pleasure open 42 arabian Country english Pleasure aTr 43 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure JoTr 17 & Under 44 arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 45 TBa 46 arabian Western Pleasure aaTr 18 & over 47 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure open 48 Ha/aa Western Pleasure Limit Horse 49 TBa 50 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure aaoTr 18 & over 51 arabian Country english Pleasure open

9:00 A.M. - OUTDOOR ARENA 26 arabian reining open 27 arabian reining aTr 28 Ha/aa reining open 29 Ha/aa reining aTr 30 arabian reining aoTr 31 Western Seat equitation 17 & Under 32 aHa reining Seat Medal JTr 17 & Under

SATURDAY (Held immediately after evening classes are over)

L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Sept. 4th, 2011 - Time TBA - Jacobson Center 52 340 53 341 342 343 54 344 345 346 55 56 57 58 347 59 60 61

STiCK HorSe CLaSS (Any Age Rider or Steed) arabian & Half-arabian Mounted native Costume - 100% Jackpot Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure JTr arabian Western Pleasure Ladies & Gentlemen to ride Gold Star arabian Fillies Two Years old Gold Star arabian Fillies Three Years old Gold Star Ha/aa Geldings Three Years old Ha/aa Country english Pleasure open Gold Star Ha/aa Colts/Geld Yearlings (Saddle) FinaL Gold Star Ha/aa Colts/Geld Yearlings (Stock) FinaL Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure JTr arabian Country english Pleasure aoTr TBa Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure JTr 17 & Under Ha/aa Western Pleasure Ladies & Gents to ride Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under aTr Ha/aa Western Pleasure aaoTr 18 & over arabian Hunter Pleasure Limit Horse Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse

7:00-8:00 A.M. - SUNDAY (time subject to change)

L ocation : South annex of the Cattle Barn

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Class Schedule 62 63 64 65 348 66

arabian Western Pleasure Limit Horse arabian Hunter Pleasure JTr 17 & under Ha/aa Country english Pleasure Junior Horse Western Horsemanship 17 & Under Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure Junior Horse aTr (Western Saddle) arabian english Pleasure, aTr

HOUSE OF DA VINCI DESSERTS SUNDAY (during afternoon break)

Location : South annex of the Cattle Barn

SUNDAY EVENING

Start Time TBA - Jacobson Center HOUSE OF DA VINCI DESERTS (during afternoon break)

Location: South annex of the Cattle Barn 67 302 349 350 351 68

Uncle Bob’s arabian english Pleasure $500 Jackpot Challenge Gold Star arabian Fillies Yearling – Semi Finals/Finals Gold Star Ha/aa Country/english Pleasure open Gold Star arabian Colts Three Years old Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure open aHa Saddle Seat Medal JTr 17 & Under

MONDAY MORNING

90 91 92 93 94

Walk/Trot Western Pleasure 10 & Under arabian Hunter Pleasure aaTr 18 & over TBa - Ha/aa english Pleasure Junior Horse arabian Ladies Side Saddle open Western Horsemanship Medal

MONDAY AFTERNOON Start Time TBA - Jacobson Center

Sept. 5th, 2011 - Jacobson Center - 8:00 A.M.

IaHA YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION

69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89

95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115

arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding $ arabian Yearling Colt aTH arabian Yearling Gelding aTH arabian Yearling Filly arabian Yearling Filly aTH arabian Western Pleasure JoTr 17 & Under arabian Hunter Pleasure aTr Select Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Ladies & Gents arabian Western Pleasure aaoTr 18-39 aHa Hunt Seat Medal JTr 17 & Under arabian Western Pleasure aaTr 40 & over Ha/aa Western Pleasure aaTr 18 & over Ha/aa Country Pleasure aaTr Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure aTr Select Ha/aa Western Pleasure JoTr 17 & Under arabian Country english Pl Ladies & Gents arabian Hunter Pleasure JoTr 17 & Under arabian Western Pleasure aTr Select Ha/aa Hunter Pl. Limit Horse Walk/Trot Western Seat equitation 10 & Under Ha/aa Western Pleasure Junior Horse

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Lead Line 6 & Under (no Stallions) TBa - Ha/aa Show Hack aTr UPHa Saddle Seat equitation 17 & Under TBa TBa arabian Western Pleasure aTr Championship Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure open Championship arabian Country english Pleasure aTr Championship Ha/aa Western Pleasure open Championship Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure aTr Championship arabian Country english Pleasure open Championship Ha/aa Western Pleasure aTr Championship arabian Hunter Pleasure open Championship Ha/aa Country english Pleasure aTr Championship arabian Western Pleasure open Championship arabian Hunter Pleasure aTr Championship Ha/aa Country english Pleasure open Championship TBa TBa TBa TBa


A SpeciAl THAnk YOu TO OuR VenDORS AnD SpOnSORS

Vendors Uncle Bob's Tack nymeyers at Tanglewood Whispering Pines embroidery The Bra Lady McLaughlin's Western Wear Faulkner Saddlery Chicks Gone Wild So Vain Lakes Wear Bad Pony Company L & M Playground Tack exiss Trailers Leather renditions Crystal St Clair Bitomar Tack

Class Sponsors Westridge Farms - Trophy Healing Hearts With Horses Horse Heaven rescue Jill ruhkamp david & Janna eiburger erin runde debbie Hodges

Patrons & Sponsors Uncle Bob's Tack nymeyers at Tanglewood Schneiders Saddlery arabian Horse Times rainbow's end arabians Cedar ridge arabians eleanor's arabians Midwest Station i Susan's arabians & Pintos Clanton Performance Horses Mcnamara Company argent Farms Mike neal arabian Center LLC Midwest Station ii oak ridge Farms Matthias arabians Gemini acres Tom & earleen Walter randy Sullivan Training Center Henrickson arabians Strand's arabians Stable Shada inc. Westfall arabians P & H Cattle Company Stranger Creek ranch investment Group The Pyramid Society Performance Plus arabians

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PURebReD Stallion breeding Auction A Jakarta A Noble Cause Al-Marah Matt Dillon+/ Aria Impresario Baahir El Marwan Bey Ambition Brixx IA Cajun Prince HCF Casanova PPA DA Valentino Da Vinci FM DS Major Afire El Chall WR Ever After NA *Fausto CRH Freedom PA FS Ritz+/ Georgio AF *Giovanni Chall MTC Gitar MF Hereafter IA Hesa Zee+/ HJ Famoso J Krewe JJ Bellagio JJ Senor Magnum Justify Justimagine Joy Justtice

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KA Odysseus LA Karat Laman HVP LC Athens LC Axis LD Pistal Maddox Van Ryad Mag K Nite Magnum Chall HVP Magnum Psyche Mais Shah Mamage Marc Me Famous Marwan Al Magnifficco Masquerade PA Mmonsignor Momentum NA MPA Giovanni Neposzar NW Heritage Jullyen Odyssey SC Psyignify FF Psitiguy PVA Sahir RA Psyche Patriot Radaar Love Rahere Regal Actor JP Remington Magnum

SF Veraz Shael Dream Desert Sir Fames HBV Selket Marque Sundance Kid V Sunsational Kid+/ Tamar Visionary Trussardi Valerio Vegas DPA Venetian Victorious LD Vitorio TO Vvaliante WC Ali Gazal WH Justice WH Patriot WR Crown Royale Xanthuss Zefyr+/


PARTbReD Stallion breeding Auction A Jakarta A Noble Cause Cajun Prince HCF DA Valentino Da Vinci FM DS Major Afire *Fausto CRH Georgio AF *Giovanni Chall MTC Havik Hereafter IA HJ Famoso J Krewe JJ Bellagio JJ Senor Magnum Justify Justimagine Joy Justtice

KA Odysseus Laman HVP LC Axis LD Pistal Little Sorrel Peppy AQHA LM Boardwalk Maddox Van Ryad Magnum Chall HVP Magnum Psyche Magnum Theory Mais Shah Mamage Marc Me Famous Mmonsignor Momentum NA MPA Giovanni Neposzar NW Heritage Jullyen

Odyssey SC Psyignify FF PA Scimitar Remington Magnum SF Veraz Shael Dream Desert SS Painted Intimidator Sunsational Kid+/ Tamar Visionary Vegas DPA Victorious LD Vitorio TO Vvaliante WC Ali Gazal WR Crown Royale Xanthuss Zefyr+/

Partbred Online bidding

**Breeding winners from this auction will breed mares in 2012, resulting in foals born in 2013 to show in the 2014 Partbred auction class. Bidding is open NOW and will continue through 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011. Bids will also be taken at the show, Sept 1-5, 2011 at our booth in the North Annex of the Cattle Barn. if anyone has any questions or would like to place a bid,

www.goldstarfuturity.com

please call 319-395-7749 or e-mail: iowagoldstar@rittmer.com

*Stallion lists subject to change.

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Iowa Gold Star Show Coverage The Champions, The Parties, The People, The Costumes & The Fun.

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A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska

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

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Alfabia Damascus x JA Ultima, by *Besson Carol Proudly owned by David Zouch Ross, Australia

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*Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea, by *Besson Carol 2009 Scottsdale Unanimous Junior Champion Colt Region 9 Unanimous Champion Yearling Colt Full brother to International Champion Baanderos Proudly owned by The Baahir Group, USA

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by Xenophonn 1988 Bay Arabian Stallion Canadian Reserve National Champ Open Reining, 6 National Top Tens Reining Open/AO and Champ IAHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and Maturity Sire of 2007 Canadian National Reining Champion AOTR, 2007 U.S. Reserve National Champion Reining Open, 2008 U.S. Reserve National Champion Reining Futurity, 2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion Reining Open, and Reining Futurity Winners of over $100,000.00.

Hesa Zee+/ has sired offspring that have won over $100,000 in Reining Futurity Prizes in the Hesa Fest Futurities and at the Scottsdale Show in the Purebred and Half-Arabian Reining Futurities! 62 • Gold Star | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


by Peppy San Badger 1993 Chestnut AQHA Stallion NCHA Futurity and Derby winner, Peppy San Badger was inducted into the AQHA Hall Of Fame. A foundation sire for the legendary King Ranch program for over 20 years. Now an important part of Eleanor’s Arabians’ Half-Arabian breeding program.

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Little Sorrel Peppy’s first foals are now old enough to start in training. You are invited to see the extraordinary cross between the truly athletic Xenophonn and Peppy San Badger bloodlines. j u ly 2011 | Gold Star • 63


Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion SCID Clear

Scottsdale Champion & U.S. Top Ten *Padron

Padrons Psyche

Kilika

Magnum Psyche

*Sasaki

A Fancy Miracle

*Medina Azahara Bey Shah

Fame VF

Raffoleta-Rose

Poetry SMF

El Hilal

Isah

Shar Mar Gailisa

w w w. h j f a m o s o . c o m Proudly owned and offered at stud by Loren and JoEllen Erickson & Jill Mohr of Durant, Iowa • (563) 299-1845 For information contact Jody Strand 3625 Alice Rd., Toddville, IA 52341 • farm: (319) 393-4816 • cell: (319) 360-5997 www.StrandsArabians.com

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Desperado V Sundance Kid V Sweet Shalimar V Back Street Mane Street Nabaska

Huckleberry Bey Daraska Ali Jamaal SweetinspirationV *Eter Star of Erka *Bask Har Nazika

Multi-National Champion

Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Iowa Gold Star Stallion • Minnesota Medallion Stallion • SCID Clear Proudly owned by Joe and Debbie Frizzell of Ames, Iowa • jlfrizzell@aol.com

For information contact Jody Strand 3625 Alice Rd., Toddville, IA 52341 • farm: (319) 393-4816 • cell: (319) 360-5997 www.StrandsArabians.com

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(*Regal Actor JP x NV Alieshah, by Bey Shah)

2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion Stallion AAOTH Scottsdale Signature Sire Iowa Gold Star AHBA Futurity and Breeders Sweepstakes nominated 2011 breedings limited to ten outside mares

Marc Me Famous

(QR Marc x Kilena, by Echo Magnifficoo)

2010 Canadian National Top Ten Two-Year-Old Colt Scottsdale Signature Sire Iowa Gold Star AHBA Futurity and Breeders Sweepstakes nominated 2011 breedings limited to ten outside mares

Proudly owned by Desert Star Arabians

Patsy Shewach, Hemet, CA 92545 Contact: Sherrie Gowey 951.316.0155 • E-mail: arabdesertstar@aol.com

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The Pleasure Of

WesT Wes T ern The horses are so beautiful and it looks like so much fun! It even looks easy. But as any western pleasure professional or amateur will tell you, western pleasure competition is one of the most testing in the show ring. While the high-action classes might forgive a misstep here or there, perfection is the order of the day in western pleasure—and slower does not mean easier. Nevertheless, dedicated horsemen and women relish the challenge. It is, they say, such a pleasure.

Arabian Horse Times went to a selection of professionals and a few hardy amateurs for more background on one of the most popular divisions in the show ring.

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Linda Brown Prairie Gem Stables Omaha, NE What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? A western horse has to have the physical ability to compose the desirable motion for this discipline. it has to display a quiet and pleasurable attitude to show the western look, and be a calm pleasure to ride.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? of course i will say our stallion, momentum nA. He took my breath away when we first saw him as a 4-yearold, and he still has that effect on many people. He’s so stunning, moves very steadily, and is extremely beautiful!

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? riding on those droopy reins. They have to learn to trust that horse and let go of his face. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? When i watch a great horse in western pleasure, i think it must be so easy to ride. it listens to leg commands, so there’s little rein pressure, and it has absolutely still head carriage and movement that is smooth and consistent.

Dale Brown Dale Brown Performance Horses Rentz, Ga. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? structure is most important for me. if they are not built to use themselves, they will never hold up to the rigors of the job. mental ability, movement and quality all play a major role as well, but first and foremost is conformation for me. What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? To relax and enjoy the horses. We are all blessed to have the ability to be around and ride some of the most magnificent animals in the world—let’s all enjoy what we brought to the show. This is a long-term journey that we are on with show horses, so let’s slow down and appreciate every little step of it. if something does not work just as planned this week, we can go to another show next week.

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How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? Soft. My mind’s eye paints a picture of complete softness in the western horse. I like to see something that is light and responsive in the bridle/bosal, slow and easy to touch the ground with its foot fall, and responsive and willing to yield to leg pressure. Relaxed muscling and a soft look in the horse’s eye finishes the picture for me. I enjoy looking at a pretty horse as well, but they have to be soft to achieve all of what I just listed. There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? There are far too many to list for me, but I would start with Mi-Tiffany, WN Knight Rider, NW Awesome, SF Georgia, C A Hermoso, Good As Golde, and AuR u Ready Tu Rumble. These are all great examples of goodmoving, soft, gentle horses. let’s not forget the word that follows western—pleasure. I believe that is what we all should be aiming for.  

and not want to go on all the time? And one thing that would be true of any discipline is that need to accept their training and be happy about the job you are asking them to do.

What has been the hardest thing to learn as an amateur competing in the western pleasure division? The hardest thing for me to learn has been to really let go of the reins and let them hang in a nice drape, and be confident the horse will respond. learning to ride with more leg and less hand has been a challenge. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? The perfect western pleasure horse, I think, of course, is Sunsational Kid. He is all the things I think make up a perfect western pleasure horse, and he stands out in the ring. He’s consistent, dependable, and trustworthy. To me, he is the epitome of the perfect western pleasure horse. My wife and I are very proud to be his owners. There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? There have been many over the years: Mi-Tiffany, WN Knight Rider and MD Heir ToFame come to mind as some of my favorites.

Tommy Garland Joe Frizzell Strand’s Arabian Stables Toddsville, Iowa What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? I think the way the horse is put together is most important. Their hocks need to be underneath them, they need to have straight legs, and their neck needs to come out of their withers properly. Their temperament also needs to be right—are they willing to jog and lope,

Tommy Garland CPR Horsemanship Powhatan, Va. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? The most important thing is the way he’s built, if the pieces are there to do the job that’s asked of him. The next thing is mentally, can he do what you’re asking? Then the last thing I usually look at is how they’re bred, what the bloodlines are. I like a horse with low hocks that angle under a little bit and a short back (it’s usually a little harder for longbacked horses to lope). I like a shapely neck with a J u ly 2011 | 141


clean throatlatch, and i like horses that are pretty, that have the quality. of course, they should have good feet and legs; the better the feet and legs, the better they’ll hold up.

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? To trust their horse and have the confidence that they can do it. They always question themselves, and then they get in the ring and start pulling. sometimes they might have done a lot better if they’d just let their horses alone. so, it’s important that they learn to have the confidence in themselves that they can do it. i try to instill in my riders that i don’t have to be there for them to go around the ring and show their horse. i’ll have them ride their horse on their own, without me barking orders at them, so they can build up the confidence that if they have a problem, they will be able to handle it a little better. They learn to think clearly, without my always telling them what to do, because once they are in the ring i can only give them a little coaching here and there. They have to be able to do things on their horse when situations arise. They can’t just sit there and be a pretty face.

How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? its movement and motion should be round and flowing. it’s like stan White sr. told me one time, you’re looking at a train rolling down the track: the wheels are round and everything’s just flowing along. You want it to be round and smooth, with no hesitation or pause; everything should be going forward and be soft. The lope should be a three-beat gait, and if i turn my back to the rail and i’m about 15 feet away and a horse lopes by, i shouldn’t hear him hit the ground. They should be soft enough in their motion that you don’t hear them hit the ground. if you keep the horse round and smooth, and going forward and engaged, that softness will come. The horse has to lift their shoulders, move forward and lope up to the bridle. i think we lose that in trying to get them all hanging off the bridle and going too slow. in my opinion, too much is being judged on how the neck, head and reins are than on how the horse moves.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? one of the most special is sF Georgia. she was my first U.s. national Champion; she won the junior horse class unanimously on all five cards. That’s a division i like, and that always has a special place. And braddock, a Half-Arabian we have. He’s like part of the family; he’ll be with us for life. i bought him for my wife and broke him when he was 6 years old. We took him to nationals that year, and he was my first top ten western horse top ten … i remember sitting in line for top ten and michelle blackwell was behind me, and i was thinking, “man, i finally made the top ten.” i didn’t have the money when i bought braddock, and the lady let me pay him off at $100 a month. Any sweepstakes money i won would go to pay him off, and i finally got that done at nationals when i went top ten. He’s worth everything to us. He’s 24 years old now; my wife and both my daughters have shown him and won with him and i’ve had other people show him and win with him. my son just rode him walk-trot this year for the first time—18 years after i showed him—and they went reserve champion at region 15. To me, that’s what this whole thing is all about.

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Larry Hoffman Hesten Park Hastings, Minn.

Eleanor Hamilton Eleanor’s Arabian Farm Rogers, Minn. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? They have to have a really great way of going and have a good attitude. The rider has to know they can drop the reins and things aren’t going to fall apart. This is especially important for us “mature amateurs.” What has been the hardest thing to learn as an amateur competing in the western pleasure division? It’s been hardest to keep my hands down and let the horse put his head down. It is also hard to keep the horse in frame sometimes.

What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? The length of the horse’s natural stride is very important in determining whether or not it will make a good western pleasure horse. If a horse naturally takes shorter, precise steps, the job will be much easier for it than for a horse with a naturally long stride. The movement should be very cadenced, square, and the horse should have true gaits: a two-beat jog and three-beat lope. What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? The hardest thing to teach my western pleasure amateurs is to stay relaxed, especially from the knee to the waist. If that part of the body is relaxed and passive, the horse will be the same. If that part of the body is tense, the horse will be tense. The rider’s seat also has to be constant. No matter if the horse is walking, jogging or loping, the seat never leaves that saddle. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? A perfect western pleasure horse will look like anyone could climb on their back and get the job done effortlessly. The horse should look like it is just going

How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? The perfect western pleasure horse has to be pretty, smooth and have great manners. The horse has to look pretty doing what it is doing. And if it looks smooth and pretty, the horse probably does have a good disposition. There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? I don’t think I have a favorite. Sometimes one will shine a little more than another, but there are a lot of great ones out there. J u ly 2011 | 143


through an enhanced and more beautiful version of the gaits that come to it naturally. The rider should just be relaxed in the saddle and allowing the horse to do its job.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? right now my favorite is KJr Lexington. she has an unbelievable way of going that makes the whole picture look so soft and effortless. she’s such a natural; even on a longe line she naturally jogs and lopes underneath herself with her head down. she makes me look good and her rider look good.

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? To use their legs. That is it. it’s everything; it’s body control. That’s what keeps their horses straight and going down the rail, and keeps their horses’ back up so they actually lope and not “trope” (trot/lope) around. With my program, it also keeps the horse’s head in the correct position. Whether the rider is squeezing or tapping with their spurs a little bit, it puts the whole horse together. When a horse is showing, people often think that if it is off the bridle and working on a loose rein, it is intimidated from the rider’s hand. Actually, more times than not, the horse is just balanced from the rider’s use of legs.

How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? There isn’t one. never has been one, never will be one. but there are a lot of practically perfect ones.

JT Keller The Brass Ring Burleson, Texas What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? my most important factor is quality of movement. When you first see babies in the bullpen, that’s a telltale sign of whether or not they’ll make it. second, for me, is how they are going to carry their head and necks in a proper position.

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There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? There were some in the past that i watched growing up, like mi-Tiffany and some of the rohara moon stormtype horses. in my personal experience, as far as showing, it has to be Hr el Kareem this year at scottsdale, giving me a ride (to win the western pleasure championship) and retiring him—those were the greatest moments of my career to date. it was a fun ride and he gave me everything he had, and we retired him that night. That horse has made a couple of others look pretty darn good through the years as well, and it was cool for me to get the opportunity to take that ride.

Sarah Paripovich Sarah Paripovich Training Buffalo, Minn. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? A horse with western pleasure potential has to naturally want to move that soft, think that slow, and respond that easily. it’s really hard to make a horse that is always two steps ahead of its rider calm down and take instruction!


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Nathan Salamy Copperhill Arabians Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? I think that it is really difficult to teach a rider to just relax. Everyone learns how to “sit” on the horse, but when they hit the show ring, they tend to strike a pose, in a stiff manner. This is confusing to a horse, since we don’t practice this way.   How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? Obviously a great western horse has to have all of the attributes listed in my first answer. Much like a great English horse, I believe the perfect western horse has to have expression. And like any great show horse, the picture must have “flow,” not look “piecy.” The horse should be substantially muscled, almost round bodied. And of course it needs to be beautiful to look at!

What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? Hind legs! We’ve bred beautiful heads and necks and great shoulders, but we have weak rear ends. The horses that win on the big levels are the ones that have a balanced lope and that comes from a strong rear end. So, the important factor to me is looking for a horse with a short cannon and long gaskin.   What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? Timing! Timing between hands and spurs. And a good feel for their horses. If they have good timing and a good feel for their horse, their horse should be up in its frame. Also, teaching them positioning in the show ring.   How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? The perfect western pleasure horse should have Arabian characteristics that set them apart from other breeds. The western pleasure part of that is a horse that is so gifted, you could lope down a concrete road and never hear it coming. They have to have a concentration level to hold their neck and frame through an entire class, and the

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? This is an industry which has a tendency of going to extremes. I think that the best western pleasure horses I have seen are extreme, but comfortable in their own skin. They look happy, not forced. And of course, they are beautiful!

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ability to not react to outside interference. They also have to be agile enough to maneuver around the class and maintain their frame.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? Yes, there are several great western horses that stand out in my mind. The one that stands out the most is shampaine. He could do all the above-mentioned things, in addition to being a phenomenal horse to look at. He had a beautiful length and shape to his neck. He was a big, tall colt that was larger than average, but still had the ability to move like a small horse.

Jody Strand Strand’s Arabian Stables Toddsville, Iowa What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? They have to have the right conformation and they have to be strong; they need to have strong stifles and a good set of hocks that are nice and low to the ground. The hindquarters are especially important

because that’s where all that drive is coming from. basically, it’s the same as on an english horse, but with a western horse, we’re asking that horse to hold his own frame—we aren’t able to hold that horse in the bridle like we did back in the old days. now, the horse is being asked to go with a very soft, nice drape in the rein and rate itself and keep itself slow and in the frame, and that calls a lot on a horse’s hindquarters. Largely, when horses that i start in western pleasure end up going in another division (which is predominantly hunter), it’s because they’re not quite strong enough in the hindquarters to do western. Then there is that one intangible element: heart. The older i get, the more i realize that you can have all the correct parts from front to back, but if they don’t have heart—if you don’t have a horse that wants to do it— you won’t have a top western pleasure horse. i’ve had horses that didn’t have everything, but they had a great heart and they wanted to please, and that means more than anything. obviously, if a horse has a big heart but terrible hocks and stifles, and is sore a lot, that’s not going to do you any good either, so you’re looking for the combination. When you find a horse that has the conformation and it’s easy for him to perform the job, and he has a heart, then you’ve got a great one.

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? The hardest thing to teach amateurs is for them to ride into the arena and relax. some of them ride like they are being stared at the whole class; so, i tell them the judges are not watching them 100 percent of the time. They’ve got time to fix problems when they need to. i tell them that when things start to unravel, the amateur that wins the class almost every time is the one who manages their problems the best and is most relaxed. it’s unrealistic to think that you’re going to go through that gate, and for 20 or 25 minutes, never have the horse doing anything wrong. When you feel the horse getting sloppy, check to make sure the judges aren’t looking at you and then fix it. A lot of amateurs get so nervous that they can’t fix a problem. i tell my riders that it’s better to take four strides looking bad than make four laps looking that way because you’re too chicken to fix what’s wrong.

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T he P lea s u re O f W es T ern Actually, I have a little analogy to help my amateurs understand what I’m talking about (even though it may not be printable). I tell them to imagine that I’ve asked them to go in the Kwik Trip® and steal me a candy bar. When they get to the candy counter, are they going to just stuff the candy bar in their pocket and hope the clerk doesn’t notice? No, they’re going to glance over, wait till he’s not paying attention, and then grab the candy. In the show ring, you check the judge and as soon as he’s not focused on you, you fix the problem. This is just being a good showman, riding smart. Every amateur you see that is successful is ring savvy. To help my amateurs, when we do lessons, we do problem-solving. I try to teach them to fix their horses without being seen. I make them lope around, and “round” that horse up while they’re staring at me. I’ll tell them, “There is nothing about you collecting your horse, making him soft and rounding him up that is visual. you’re staring at that horse’s head; there’s nothing that you’re seeing from his poll. you’re feeling that horse shorten his stride and collect and soften in your hands. Those are all ‘feel,’ so stare at me and do it.” That way, when they’re in the ring, they can watch the judges while they’re fixing their horses. That’s what professionals do. They are aware of where the judges are looking and they make subtle corrections when they can.

How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? Again, the perfect western pleasure horses are the ones with all the right conformation and the physical strength to do the job. They will have low hocks, strong stifles, a laidback shoulder, a neck that sets up nice, and a short back. And they’ll be pretty. They’ll be beautiful horses with huge hearts.

Carla Schiltz Showtime Training Center Newnan, Ga. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? Two of the most important factors when determining a good western pleasure horse are trueness of gait, along with self-carriage. What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? The hardest thing to teach amateurs is to keep their corrections slow and soft while sitting deep in the saddle. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? A perfect western pleasure horse should have quality, a soft and balanced gait, and enough hinge in their neck to hang in the bosal or bridle. There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? My favorite western pleasure horse to date is C A Hermoso. I loved everything about him. In my opinion, he was the epitome of a perfect western pleasure horse.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? We’ve been blessed with some really nice horses, and I don’t want to miss one by trying to list them all. let me just say that any horse I’ve ever had that wore roses as a national champion possessed one thing: they all tried hard. I’ve never had a horse that won red roses that didn’t try for me and have a great heart.

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Randy Sullivan Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Dawson, Ill. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? The most important factor would be the horse’s mind, the mental state that he/she wants to do this job. What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? Timing and trust. it’s hard for amateurs to totally trust their horse, to stay out of the horse’s way and let them do their job. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? The perfect western pleasure horse is one with a great mind, soft gaits with cadence, and extreme quality. The entire package should look soft and a joy to ride. There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/ makes that horse special in your mind? This is a tough question, with so many great western pleasure horses over the years, but one of my favorites is Geta Lode of This.

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Tom Theisen Conway Arabians Chatfield, Minn. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division? The most important thing i look for in a western pleasure prospect is the ability to easily put itself in a frame that would be appropriate for that division, and a quiet way of reacting to things is a bonus. i like a horse that naturally hits the ground softly, without too much suspension in its gaits.   What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? i think the most difficult thing for many riders to grasp is the idea of trusting their horse, to cue the horse and trust the fact that the trained horse will respond appropriately. i also try to teach amateurs to not pick or to hold a grudge after a reprimand, and to get out of the way and let the horse do its job.   How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? my perfect western pleasure horse would be a horse who has tons of quality; soft gaits; a quiet, confident expression; and is willingly guided and rated. basically,


T he P lea s u re O f W es T ern a very beautiful animal who looks like he enjoys his job and could do it all day long with ease.

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? The first great western horse I knew personally was Quavado. He exemplified all of the above qualities one looks for in the perfect horse and was rewarded for it by winning multi-national championships in both the open and amateur western pleasure division with trainers Gordon Potts and Stanley White Jr., as well as with longtime amateur owner lynn Simpson. I finally met this amazing horse near the end of his career when I was working for Gordon and even got to ride him one time. (Thanks, Gordon!) I still remember the feel of that horse—so true, so honest so surefooted, so trained. It’s been many years now since the show ring lost this champion, but I feel he was so ahead of his time that he would still win today. I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to ride and show many amazing western horses over the years due to the generosity of both employers and clients.

I think there are a couple of important factors when determining whether or not a horse is suited for the western pleasure division. The factors for me are mental and physical ability. Although I think it is very important that a horse is built to do the job you are asking, I believe the attitude of a certain individual is equally, if not more, important. A horse that is built perfectly for the western division but does not have the mind to be a western horse will only go so far. A horse that has acceptable conformation and an incredible mind and work ethic, with a desire to please, can go as far as you would like to take him.

What is the hardest thing to teach your amateur riders that compete in the western pleasure division? I believe the hardest thing to teach an amateur competing in the western division is to take their time. Ride each stride and make that stride last as long as possible. (I have to remind myself of this also.) It’s very easy when nerves are involved to get quick and rigid, and that transfers directly to the horse. How would you describe the perfect western pleasure horse? For me, a perfect western horse needs to possess a few different traits. First and foremost, the individual needs to look like a true type Arabian. With the performance divisions reaching such a high standard of excellence, your horse needs to stand out to the judges the moment he enters the ring. The first thing judges notice is quality. The perfect western horse, for me, also needs to be built to do the job I am asking and have a great mind, with the desire to perform and to please.

Peri Tilghman Wilson Training Center Tavares, Fla. What do you think is the most important factor when determining if a horse is suited for the western pleasure division?

There have been many great western pleasure horses over the years; do you have a personal favorite? What made/makes that horse special in your mind? There are so many outstanding and talented horses being ridden by horsemen and women that are equally as talented, and I couldn’t begin to name just one. n

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The ohio buckeye sweepstakes is considered the United states’ second-largest Class “A” Arabian horse show. The inaugural buckeye, held in 1963, was pretty terrific, and the word got around. entries, sponsors’ and supporters’ numbers grew accordingly, and a championship won here is a prestigious jewel in any show horse’s crown. While the scottsdale show, now the nation’s largest, is hailed as the place to see promising young horses’ first show ring appearances, the buckeye is “the show where national champions are made.” memorial Day weekend has always been the show’s date. manager Cindy Clinton also has handled the U.s. national show, region 14 Championships, the national show Horse Finals and many others, but the buckeye holds a special place in this ohioan’s heart. Her professional commitment to the event is profound, as are her personal and emotional investments in each year’s success. Clinton is one among hundreds of loyal buckeye supporters whose generosity characterizes and enriches the event. equine insurance specialist Kim Jarvis, who has exhibited at the show since the 1970s, reconfirms her allegiance every year. in 2011, she, her daughter brooke marie, her sister sandy, and their friends once again put together beautiful gift baskets to go to sponsors. i am sure the sponsors were surprised to find these beautiful baskets at their seats. The Attwood family donated cases of wine, a three pack gift set! The show started with elegant buckeye logo-emblazoned muck buckets being delivered to the stalls. elegant muck 152 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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“We try hard to offer a wide variety of fun and interesting activities—something for everyone,” Clinton says. “I think that is a big part of the Buckeye’s appeal, and people come back year after year. Everyone enjoys the many barn and aisle parties; the often innovative incentive programs; the unusual, sometimes spectacular retirement ceremonies; the Progressive Dinner; and everything else we can come up with that will be fun! The bounce house is a regular favorite now for the smaller kids.” “My clients had a great time!” lisa jo White seconds that statement. “We have been going to Milwaukee every year to qualify for Region 10, but this year everybody wanted to come here because of the high, high level of competition and the much larger classes. Even the kids had a great time—nobody knew anybody else when they got here, but before we knew it, all the walk-trotters were hanging out together, exchanging phone numbers and planning to get together again at next year’s Buckeye. “Growing up in Michigan,” continues the former lisa jo Marsh, “my parents loved the Buckeye, so we came here every year until 1989. It was great to come back, to see so many of the same people, to enjoy the show, which is so well-run, and to have so much fun. On the drive home, my sons Zach and Rex kept saying, ‘We want to come back next year, Mom! We really liked the Buckeye!’”

Her late husband, highly-regarded trainer john White, opened his first training stable in 1990. He met lisa jo Marsh later that year at the National Show Horse Finals, and in 1991 the two opened a training barn in Woodstock, Ill. They married in 2000. Following her husband’s death in March 2009, lisa jo, herself an esteemed horsewoman and trainer, has continued to operate the successful stable she and john built together. Buckeye regulars were thrilled to have her and the john White Stable’s clientele in their midst once more. In addition to its own competitions, the Buckeye also hosts the prestigious National Show Horse District One Championships, and this year, $10,400 in prize money was offered to the exhibitors of the 13 NSH classes. “I didn’t hear any complaints this year,” Cindy Clinton offers. “The footing was good again, thanks to Chad Kuhlwein, and people seemed to enjoy themselves more than they usually do. Don’t listen to those people who complain that the show goes on into the wee hours of the night; we only ran late one night this year, and I think we have that fixed for next year. I have cut out 20 classes already (which I probably shouldn’t have mentioned—someone will ask to add something else!). “There are people who say that horse shows aren’t fun anymore,” she adds, and smiles. “Well, they obviously haven’t been to the Buckeye!” j u ly 2011 | 153


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May 26-29, 2011, Columbus, Ohio • Results provided by Ohio Buckeye Show Committee. Purebred Halter Arabian Breeding Supreme ATH Championship - Champion: JUSTIFIABLY SO DCS, ex: Anthony Whitt, o: Cheryl Dulac-sepulveda. Mares Arabian Mares Championship - Champion: PRETTY GIRL GAT, ex: Douglas burger, o: stephanie Landvater. Arabian Junior Fillies Championship Champion: JUSTIFIABLY SO DCS, ex: Dan Whitt, o: Cheryl Dulac-sepulveda; Reserve: MAE WEST TA, ex: mary Trowbridge, o: George and Linda Abramowicz-reed. Arabian Mares 5 Years Old & Over Champion: PRETTY GIRL GAT, ex: Douglas burger, o: stephanie Landvater; Reserve: DESERT JADE GSA, ex: ed nunn, o: ed nunn. Arabian Fillies 2 Years Old - Champion: JUSTIFIABLY SO DCS, ex: Dan Whitt, o: Cheryl Dulac-sepulveda. Arabian Yearling Fillies Champion: MAE WEST TA, ex: mary

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Arabian Mares ATH - Champion: JUSTIFIABLY SO DCS, ex: Anthony Whitt, o: Cheryl Dulac-sepulveda; Reserve: JMA KHAREEnA, ex: elaine Finney, o: elaine Finney.

English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Championship Champion: CITATIOnn, ex: Catharine Vincent, o: Daniel and merrilee Lyons; Reserve: SKYWALKER SMA, ex: James stachowski, o: Joanne Grossman.

Geldings Arabian Geldings Championship - Champion: RRA MARQUESAS, ex: Dan Whitt, o: Jean Warner; Reserve: MAnnHATTAn, ex: brian murch, o: strawberry banks Farm. Arabian Geldings AAOTH Championship Champion: DAnA PALERMO, ex: Lori Whitt, o: Dan and Lori Whitt; Reserve: FLYInG CLOUD BHF, ex: Anthony Whitt, o: Anthony Whitt.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: DEFYInG GRAVITY RGS, ex: John ryan, o: Cheryl Doran; Reserve: AFIRES ROYALTY, ex: Larry Hoffman, o: richard Pope.

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Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: PHOEBE AFIRE, ex: brooke marie Witter Jarvis, o: Kimberly Jarvis; Reserve: DEFYInG GRAVITY RGS, ex: Cheryl Doran, o: Cheryl Doran.

AEPA Arabian English Futurity Yearlings Champion: nOBLE FFYRE, ex: Allen Zeller, o: maroon Fire Arabians, inc.; Reserve: BASKE AFIRE REVUE SMP, ex: michael miller, o: rodney and Jacqueline Thompson.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: STAARDOM, ex: Chloe iversen, o: Twin Creek Farm LLC; Reserve: SCARLET O BUTLER, ex: Alayna mala, o: edith and Catharine Ann Vincent.

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Arabian English Pleasure Champion CITATIONN (Afire Bey V x Kaz Baskteena), ridden by Catharine Vincent for owners Daniel and Merrilee Lyons.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion BONFIRE ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Vicki Humphrey for owner Lee Ann Flynn.

Arabian Park Horse Champion EMPRESSARIO DF (Maestro DF x Dacy Lu Empress), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owner Elvin Berkheimer.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion EXXPECTATIONS (A Temptation x EA Candy Girl), driven by owner Barbara Chur for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.

Arabian English Pleasure Extravaganza Champion: CP TRIPLE SPEC, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Shamrock Farms llC; Reserve: SWEET JUSTICE PF, Ex: Bradley Pettitt, O: Debra and jessica Booher. Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: BONFIRE ROF, Ex: Vicki Humphrey, O: lee Ann Flynn; Reserve: MBF BURNING SPRINGS, Ex: Mary Trowbridge, O: Susan Bailey Schramm. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship Champion: PRINCESS OF BASKE Ex: jessica Clinton, O: jacques lapointe and Candace Avery; Reserve: FIRST HEIR EWA, Ex: joel Kiesner, O: joel and Ashton Kiesner. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: ROXBURY, Ex: Elizabeth Hoffman, O: Elizabeth Hoffman; Reserve: BELLA TOI, Ex: jean Oleary, O: jean Oleary. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 4054 Championship - Champion: BASKE ALARM, Ex: Chris Dorrestein, O: Batavia Arabians llC;

Reserve: BONFIRE ROF, Ex: lee Ann Flynn, O: lee Ann Flynn. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship Champion: SIMPLY AFIRE, Ex: jennifer Woodward, O: jennifer Woodward; Reserve: MM SABE, Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR Championship - Champion: HES THE BERRIES, Ex: Olivia Kern, O: Matthew and Sara Siemon; Reserve: AUGUST ENGINE, Ex: Sarah Delisi, O: Strawberry Banks Farm.

Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: ZORALADDINN, Ex: jenna Ball, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla; Reserve: STAR INTENTION, Ex: Beth Ann Graves, O: Silver Star Arabians llC. Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship Champion: EXXPECTATIONS, Ex: Barbara Chur, O: Strawberry Banks Farm; Reserve: GSF AMBIENZE, Ex: Shawn Rooker, O: Nick and juliet Carden. Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD - Champion: EXXPECTATIONS, Ex: Barbara Chur, O: Strawberry Banks Farm.

Park Arabian Park Horse Championship - Champion: EMPRESSARIO DF, Ex: Shawn Rooker, O: Elvin Berkheimer; Reserve: AT LASTT, Ex: Holly Goggins, O: Holly Goggins.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: MISTER MATRIX, Ex: Chad judy, O: Empress Arabians; Reserve: CL BERRY SUPREME, Ex: Matthew Siemon, O: Valley Hei Farm.

Arabian Park Horse ATR Championship Champion: MANDALAY BAY, Ex: Cathy Vecsey, O: Hawk Haven Farms llC; Reserve: RONDE VU, Ex: Gregg Shafer, O: Nancy and Gregg Shafer.

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Champion: PA METRIK BEY, ex: Caralyn schroter, o: edward Wood; Reserve: THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, ex: sharon blendinger, o: Great bend ranch.

Graves, o: silver star Arabians LLC; Reserve: MM SABE, ex: morgan Kelly, o: Cynthia and morgan Kelly.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ACADIENNE NL, ex: Caralyn schroter, o: Dianne and Jeb sanford; Reserve: JULLYAH BEY, ex: Lisa monaghan Powell, o: Clare Todd.

Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: HL SANCTION, ex: Cathy Vecsey, o: Hawk Haven Farms LLC; Reserve: RB ELIJAH DREAM, ex: Heather sharp, o: Heather sharp.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS, ex: Karen root, o: Great bend ranch; Reserve: WISDOMS WIT, ex: Tia Day, o: Jerry and Tia Day. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: PA METRIK BEY, ex: Jenny Lynne Wood, o: edward Wood; Reserve: GJR SHAMEFUL, ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: matthew and Jody Hoffman. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: BARRETTA WLF, ex: Allison Johnson, o: mark and Valerie sylla; Reserve: EVERESTT, ex: Lauren miller, o: Lauren and eric miller. English Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Championship Champion: DA ULTIMATUM, ex: beth Ann

Reining Arabian Reining Horse - Champion: OWE ECHOWIND, ex: melissa Pasicznyk, o: melissa Pasicznyk. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR - Champion: OWE ECHOWIND, ex: melissa Pasicznyk, o: melissa Pasicznyk.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mares Championship - Champion: FASHIONISTA SF, ex: elaine Finney, o: elaine Finney; Reserve: KLM AT LAST, ex: Cheryl sepulveda, o: Cheryl Dulac. HA/AA Mares ATH Championship Champion: FASHIONISTA SF, ex: elaine Finney, o: elaine Finney; Reserve: JJ MANDALAY BAY, ex: elaine Finney, o: elaine Finney.


Arabian English Show Hack Champion DA ULTIMATUM (Hucklebey Berry x PA Ultimate Charm), ridden by Beth Ann Graves for owner Silver Star Arabians LLC.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion HL SANCTION (The Chief Justice x Overlook Seratifa), ridden by Cathy Vecsey for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

HA/AA Mare Champion FASHIONISTA SF (Georgio AF x Fancee Me), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Elaine Finney.

HA/AA Gelding Champion IMA COOL CAT CB (Majesteit x Catherine X), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Elaine Finney.

Geldings HA/AA Geldings Championship - Champion: IMA COOL CAT CB, Ex: Terry Holmes, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: WASTED NIGHTS, Ex: Robert Bick, O: Burrline llC.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: WCF MATA HARI, Ex: Michelle Wawzysko, O: Whispers Acres, Inc.; Reserve: A WILD FLING, Ex: Olivia Kern, O: David and Olivia Kern.

HA/AA Colts/Geldings ATH Championship Champion: IMA COOL CAT CB, Ex: Elaine Finney, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: WASTED NIGHTS, Ex: Katie Burr, O: Burrline llC.

HA/AA English Pleasure Extravaganza Champion: AL CAPONE LC, Ex: john Byer McCarty, O: lisa and Chris Cortese.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Championship Champion: CWF JITTERBUG JANE, Ex: Mary Trowbridge, O: Heather johnson-Tracey; Reserve: ATTENSION, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Michelle Deroche. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ERA MOONLITE SERENADE, Ex: james Stachowski, O: Norma and john Diver; Reserve: SF WHOZ WHO, Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Pamela Harris. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: WORTH THE WAITT, Ex: Karen Root, O: Great Bend Ranch; Reserve: LATOIYA BF, Ex: Cathy Vecsey, O: Hawk Haven Farms llC.

Reserve: HCA LYNARD SKYNARD, Ex: Devin lally, O: Frank and Kriss lally. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR Championship - Champion: RH GLADIATOR, Ex: jacque Pence, O: Milagro Arabians; Reserve: CARRY ON LOA, Ex: lindsey Claire Farni, O: lindsey Claire Farni.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: NET WORTH LOA, Ex: Thomas Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: AMERICAN BEAUTIE, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Shamrock Farms llC.

Park HA/AA Park Horse Championship - Champion: REA MY ALLIENCE, Ex: Matthew Siemon, O: Deborah and justin Baker; Reserve: ERA GAL GETS AROUND, Ex: Ryan Strand, O: Brian Galbraith.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: FA SWEET WILLIE, Ex: Chad judy, O: Empress Arabians; Reserve: ADMIRALS FIREFLY, Ex: Sharon Blendinger, O: Kristin Harkins.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Championship Champion: HOT AS AFIRE, Ex: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/PR, Inc.; Reserve: CATWALK, Ex: Chase Steer, O: Rita and Chase Steer.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: AMERICAN BEAUTIE, Ex: Carrie Fritz, O: Shamrock Farms llC; Reserve: KREME DELA KREWE, Ex: Kathleen Dauria, O: Kathleen Dauria.

Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: ALL DOLLED UP EA, Ex: Katie Burr, O: Burrline llC; Reserve: THE BIG OH, Ex: Raegan Knotts, O: Hazelbank Inv.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: ALL DOLLED UP EA, Ex: Katie Burr, O: Burrline llC;

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HA/AA English Pleasure Champion CWF JITTERBUG JANE (AA Apollo Bey x Callaways Harriet Toncray), ridden by Mary Trowbridge for owner Heather Johnson-Tracey.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion REA MY ALLIENCE (Allience x My Diamond Girl), ridden by Matthew Siemon for owners Deborah and Justin Baker.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion ROCK ONNN (Harlans Poco Van x Rocky Rhoda II), ridden by Joe Reser for owner Michele Reynolds.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion: THANK GHAZ, ex: Kiira Harkins, o: Kristin Harkins; Reserve: EXTREME EXPRESSION, ex: Carrie Cada, o: Judy Cada. Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship Champion: ROCK ONNN, ex: Joe reser, o: michele reynolds; Reserve: ONE KNIGHT STAND, ex: Gordon Potts, o: sally Conrad beyer. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JACCK OF HEARTS, ex: Zachary James Powell, o: Lisa monaghan Powell; Reserve: THAT’S A WRAP, ex: Joe reser, o: Kristi White and Keith Karp. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: IMA ROCK STAR, ex: Andrew oshanick, o: Drew and Greg oshanick; Reserve: IMA STARBUCK, ex: Leon barber, o: Debra and Leon barber Jr. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR Championship Champion: DOCS ECHO, ex: susan ness, o: Laura and susan ness; Reserve: SF COWBOY UP, ex: sarah novak, o: sarah novak. HA/AA Western Pleasure Extravaganza Champion: THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR,

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ex: J T Keller, o: shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: IMA ROCKIN N ROLLIN, ex: Joe reser, o: brian and susan Wheeler. Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship Champion: EA WORDS OF WISDOM, ex: Chad Judy, o: empress Arabians; Reserve: WP VANUATU, ex: Jennifer Price, o: silver star Arabians LLC. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ADELITA RTA, ex: Zoe Thompson, o: Alexus mattingly; Reserve: MOTOR CITY SHAKEDOWN, ex: Lisa monaghan Powell, o: Lisa and Zac Powell. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: SHIRAZ LRA, ex: Laura Wilson, o: Laura Wilson; Reserve: SLAM DUNK KS, ex: michelle Harbridge, o: michelle Harbridge. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: EA WORDS OF WISDOM, ex: marla ruscitto, o: empress Arabians; Reserve: ADELITA RTA, ex: Alexus mattingly, o: Alexus mattingly. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR ChampionshipChampion: DA TRAVAIL, ex: Tyler Kulik, o: nicole Leverett; Reserve: SPACE

COMMANDER NVF, ex: emily Kolodecik, o: Cynthia and emily Kolodecik. English Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Championship Champion: TOLSTOI, ex: Kelly steinhaus, o: Leslie and Kelly steinhaus; Reserve: SKIDMARKS, ex: marggie rushlow-roberts, o: moira Custodio and mary Whalen. Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: HS TOMMY HILFIGER, ex: Katelyn Thomas, o: Katelyn Thomas; Reserve: TOLSTOI, ex: Kelly steinhaus, o: Leslie and Kelly steinhaus. Reining HA/AA Reining Horse - Champion: PAULIS EUROPENA, ex: Gordon Potts, o: michelle Deroche; Reserve: NW SMART DECISION, ex: michael monico, o: Kathleen monico. HA/AA Reining Junior Horse - Champion: MEGAS RED CHEX, ex: Lee mancini, o: russ brown; Reserve: PATANIC, ex: robin Killiany, o: reva Herrick-Jackel. HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR - Champion: PAULIS EUROPENA, ex: michelle Deroche, o: michelle Deroche; Reserve: NW SMART DECISION, ex: michael monico, o: Kathleen monico.


HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion EA WORDS OF WISDOM (Phi Slama Jama x Pearl Of Wisdom), ridden by Chad Judy for owner Empress Arabians.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), ridden by owner Kelly Steinhaus.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion HS TOMMY HILFIGER (Versace x Sabahs Fancy Lady), ridden by owner Katelyn Thomas.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under Champion SARAH DELISI, owner of CA Jeapordy (Sultans Affirmative Action x Three Timeza Lady).

UPHA/Equitation UPHA Open Challenge Cup JTR 17 & Under Champion: lifeinthefastlane CMj, Ex: TARA HAssingeR, O: Tara Hassinger; Reserve: Mambo lOA, Ex: KATelynn COx, O: Renee Kramer. UPHA Arabian Breed Challenge Cup Walk/ Trot 10 & Under - Champion: WCF Berry Especielle, Ex: Alexis KiesneR, O: Candace Avery; Reserve: EA Golden Girl, Ex: QUinTin ROBeRTs, O: Rushlow Arabians. saddle seat equitation JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: CA jeapordy, Ex: sARAH Delisi, O: Sarah Delisi; Reserve: MCF Backdraft, Ex: KATelynn COx, O: jessica Drier. saddle seat equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: Rocky Roses, Ex: ZACHARy WHiTe, O: lisa joWhite; Reserve: Hucks High Esteem, Ex: Rex WHiTe, O: lisa jo White. Western seat equitation 17 & Under Champion: Docs Echo, Ex: sUsAn ness, O: laura and Susan Ness; Reserve: Prince Star Of lilly, Ex: JOURDAn TOnTi, O: jourdan Tonti.

Western seat equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: Annies Elva May, Ex: ABigAil Mills, O: Amy Mills Rev. Trust 11/1809; Reserve: CA Molotov, Ex: COle ReseR, O: Michele and joe Reser. Hunter seat equitation JTR 14-17 On The Flat - Champion: TA Be My Valentine, Ex: CAnDiCe MilAnO, O: Candice Milano; Reserve: Barretta WlF, Ex: AllisOn JOHnsOn, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla. Hunter seat equitation 13 & Under On The Flat - Champion: Relience, Ex: RACHele CATe, O: Rushlows Arabians; Reserve: KW Kharisma, Ex: KATHeRine MCleOD TATe, O: Katherine Mcleod Tate. Hunter seat equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under On The Flat Champion: GSF lordof The Ring, Ex: isABel CHisM, O: lisa, Bruce and Isabel Chism; Reserve: Blackmagic Time, Ex: BRyDen DeBOlT, O: Sara and Bryden Debolt.

Walk/Trot english Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion: ROCKy ROses, Ex: Zachary White, O: lisa jo White; Reserve: PARTy DOll CRF, Ex: Mikayla Michels, O: Karen Michels.

Country english Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: CA JeAPORDy, Ex: Zachary White, O: Sarah Delisi; Reserve: Hes THe BeRRies, Ex: Kendall Rickert, O: Matthew and Sara Siemon. Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion: Annies elVA MAy, Ex: Abigail Mills, O: Amy Mills Rev. Trust 11/1809; Reserve: CAssiDi, Ex: jenna Curley, O: Colleen Saucier. Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion: gsF lORDOF THe Ring, Ex: Isabel Chism, O: lisa, Bruce and Isabel Chism; Reserve: RelienCe, Ex: Samantha Bartow, O: Rushlows Arabians.

Leadline leadline equitation 2-6 - 1: EA Words Of Wisdom, Ex: MARleeA RUsCiTTO, O: Empress Arabians; 1: Hes The Berries Ex: JORDAn KeRn, O: Matthew and Sara Siemon; 1: That jazz Man, Ex: AVA sKeeles, O: Bud and Kim Hillsamer; 1: Power Cyurge, Ex: AnnA MilleR, O: lucinda Miller; 1: Marc My Words, Ex: TiMBeRly gARDneR, O: Katherine Gardner. n j u ly 2011 | 159


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Vitorio TO by Colleen Scott

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An unknown author has been attributed with saying: “Horses—if God made anything more beautiful—he kept it for himself.” The term “horses” here could easily be replaced with the specific stallion Vitorio TO. Surely, as anyone who has had the privilege of seeing him in person can attest, there is no other creature that could be more beautiful. Thank goodness for a Creator willing to share such an incredible horse with mere mortals! The product of six-time national Champion DA Valentino and the lovely mare Sol natique, Vitorio TO was bred by ed and maureen Horton of Thirteen Oaks Arabians. He captured the imagination of Don and Janey morse of Oak ridge Arabians, before he was even a year old. Don morse explains what he saw in the youngster 160 | A r A bi A n HOr Se T i meS

the first time he laid eyes on him: “Since we began our journey with the Arabian horse, we have always been searching for a stallion that would be the cornerstone of our breeding program. That stallion had to possess four very important characteristics. He had to have an incredible pedigree, be of international quality, possess a kind disposition, and have the ability to pass those traits along to his offspring,” he says. “Vitorio TO has all that and more. His presence is simply electrifying, but he’ll also eat out of your hand like the gentleman he is.” That Vitorio TO is the “something special” Don and Janey were looking for has been validated by those who have had the honor of judging him. Vitorio TO, now just 3 years old, can already boast of earning three impressive


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Given Vitorio’s previous successes, there is no doubt he’ll be in serious contention for the roses in each of those highly competitive venues. Besides keeping a busy show schedule, Vitorio TO has also begun his career as a breeding stallion, with a first foal crop on the ground that is positively dazzling. As one would expect based on the familiar names in his pedigree, the Vitorio TO offspring seem headed for greatness. “It is already evident these babies have inherited their sire’s incredible long neck, big eyes and charisma,” says David. “I’ve seen thousands of babies, and few have captured my imagination like the ones I’m seeing by Vitorio. It’s as if they are born waiting to get people’s attention—and they don’t have to try very hard to do it,” he says.

national titles: Brazilian National Champion, U.S. National Champion and Canadian National Champion. Most recently, he was unanimous Region 14 Champion Stallion, garnering the most points of the entire show. “Vitorio’s show record absolutely speaks to his broad appeal,” says trainer and friend David Boggs. “He is the kind of horse that epitomizes the breed. Every time I stand next to him, I get goose bumps. It is an honor to present him. Having him as a part of Midwest to continue the legacy of his famous, late sire, DA Valentino, is truly a blessing.” Next up for the stallion is a return to the Canadian Nationals, then south to the Iowa Gold Star and still further south to Tulsa for the U.S. Nationals. He’ll be competing in the Futurity classes with David at the lead.

The young stallion’s first foal crop includes babies out of Don and Janey Morse’s collection of fine broodmares, as well as some from outside mares. AJ Marino, the owner of Victoria Principal M (x Diamond Of Versace) is enamored with his new filly. “This is the best foal I’ve ever bred—beautiful, extreme neck and shoulder, long legs, and very elegant,” he says. The future is filled with endless possibilities for this magnificent stallion, perhaps sent here to help ease what would be the untimely and too soon passing of his sire. While DA Valentino can never be replaced, his memory is honored and celebrated by Vitorio TO—also on loan by the grace of a Creator willing to share the most beautiful of beings with those of us on earth. What an incredible gift he is! For more information about this amazing stallion and to keep up on his journey the rest of this show season, go to his website, www.vitorioto.com. n

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Apalo

Introducing 2008 Stallion of Unparalleled Beauty

Justify x Gloria Apal

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SCID & CA Clear

Expecting Apalo's first foal crop in 2012 from outstanding mares including: French Kisses, by Sir Fames HBV Llana Van Ryad, by Ryad El Jamaal Ultimate High, by WN Ultimate Star En Soleil, by Parys El Jamaal EC Maqarena, by Dream Quest Bint Forteyna, by Bey Shah Tareefa Jamaal, by Dakar El Jamaal En Soleil and 2011 filly by OFW Magic Wan.

B E LV E D E R E FA R M , L L C Trainer Tara Carpio 706-402-9258 tara@belvederfarmllc.com Tara Carpio & Apalo

2900 Rome Road Cedartown, GA 30125 mickey@belvederefarmllc.com 770-597-0121

Sara Beth Womble and National Champion French Kisses

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Put your breeding program in GEAR ...

H Magic of Mobility H Sired by H Mobility H Out of Ellusion of Magic

(MHR NOBILITY × RY FIRE GHAZI) Full brother to National Champion IXL Noble Express

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • AEPA Enrolled Sire Owned by Hennessey Arabian Partners LLC Manager George Z • 352.857.3384 • georgeztraining1@aol.com • www.HennesseyArabians.com Trained by & standing at Kiesner Training Louisville, TN • barn: 865.984.5245 • cell: 865.556.0413 • www.KiesnerTraining.com


H Angelo H Enzo × Angelina Showlee

H Pepper H Majik of Marwan × Pepesza

TO DIVINE QUALITY & THE CREATION OF IT.

H Sartorius H Audacious PS x Sashaa by *El Nabila B

F Pinnacle F EVG Gentry × Pinga

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Farm: 352.629.4931 • Frank Hennessey Cell: 313.407.2070 • George Z Cell: 352.857.3384


hank A specialt

you & congrat ulat ions to our customers who made 2011 Region 12 the best ever! - Mike and Peri

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Mike Wilson and Peri Tilghman wilsontrainingc@aol.com www.wilsontrainingcenter.com 352-742-7775

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A few of the highlights ...

PA

Lacolline

Unanimous Champion Spotlight Futurity Western Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by Palmetto Arabians

*Hun

Reserve Champion Open Hunter and Top Five Arabian Stallion Owned by The Hun Partnership LLC

RA

Poker Face

Champion H/A Gelding Stock/Hunter 2 & Over and Reserve Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by Peri Tilghman

HA

Sunndance

Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR Owned by Carina and Rhonda Miles

GP

Beyonce

Champion Spotlight Futurity Auction Yearling Filly and Champion Spotlight Futurity Yearling Filly Owned by Roland and Dorothy Williams

Portia SF

Reserve Champion Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Filly and Top Five Arabian 2-Year-Old Mare Owned by Singing Hearts Farm j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 3


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Kiesner Training is proud to have prepared, presented and marketed decades of amazing champions who “bring it” to every event.

Kiesner Fun Facts: In the past five years at U.S. Nationals, Kiesner clients have earned: • an average of 7.4 National Championships p e r y e a r. • an average of 5.4. Reserve National C h a m p i o n s h i p s p e r y e a r. • 5 National Championships in English Pleasure Open, u n a n i m o u s l y.

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Nathan Salamy

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The facilities at Copperhill Arabians include 40 stalls, indoor and outdoor arena, round pen and hot walker. This is all on 16 beautifully manicured acres that has turn-out paddocks and pastures for your horses enjoyment on their days off. We are conveniently located 15 minutes from Nashville International Airport and only 20 minutes from legendary downtown Nashville. Give us a call to help you look for your next champion!

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Copperhill Arabians is pleased to announce the arrival of

Beth Ann Graves

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Beth Ann brings 19 years of expertise and knowledge with her, along with multiple national championships and reserves as just some of her accolades. Together, she and Nathan Salamy will combine their training abilities in western, hunter, country and English pleasure, show hack, native costume, equitation in all divisions, as well as English and western side saddle.

Nathan Salamy & Beth Ann Graves, Trainers (615) 758-7283 1090 N. Greenhill Rd., Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 9


Chattooga Ridge Arabians Providing Professional Halter Training, Stallion Management & Reproduction Services

U.S. National Champion

*Marwan Al Shaqab & Shalina El Jamaal Owned by The Marhaabah Legacy Group Sire of Champions Worldwide

U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt

FSF

Dakaros Enchanter (Dakharo x Enchantingly Shai)

Owned by Ann Riles, Fern Spring Farm

Regional & Egyptian Event Champion

Imperial Phinaali (Imperial Baarez x Imperial Karree) Owned by Susan Snyder, Avila Arabians

Chris & Paula Anckersen

427 Damascus Church Road, Long Creek, SC 29658 864-647-7588 . anckersen@aol.com

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Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds. —Seal

Congrats and Thanks to all that make this possible!

Region 12 Results ... 19 Champions and Reserves 32 Top Fives

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Lady Marmalade RTA (Phi Slama Jama x OFW Elyzabeth)

Unanimous Champion HA/AA English Pleasure with Tish Kondas Owned by Kelli and Gabrielle Aguirre of Jupiter, FL 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 12 • Region 12 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Double Platinum (Afire Bey V x Evitaa)

Evitaa

Champion HA/AA Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and Reserve Champion AATR with Elizabeth Tyler Owned by Elizabeth Tyler, Walter & Shirley McNeely of Elberton, GA

493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 13


SF

Whoz Who

(Horal KWPN x IXL Saphire)

Region 12 Champion & Buckeye Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse With Tish Kondas Owned by Pam Harris of Galax, VA

Connected To Huck

(Hucks Connection V +/ x Infatuation LTD)

Top Five Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over With Pam Harris Top Five Arabian English Pleasure With Tish Kondas Owned by Pam Harris of Galax, VA

493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 14 • Region 12 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Nobles Diva (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire)

Unanimous Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving and Champion Arabian Park With Tish Kondas Owned by The Boylan Family of Boston, MA

Collect Call +/

(VF Premonition x Doubletrees Lady of Intrigue)

Top Five HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR with Gabrielle Aguirre Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Kelli Aguirre Owned by Kelli and Gabrielle Aguirre of Jupiter, FL

Argentinaa (Afire Bey V x Evitaa)

Top Five HA/AA Show Hack With Tish Kondas Owned by the McNeely/Tyler Family of Elberton, GA

Available For Purchase

No Apollogeez (Apollopalooza x To A Wild Rose)

Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR/JTR With Chloe Iversen Unanimous Champion HA/AA Pleasure Driving With Tish Kondas Owned by Twin Creek Farm LLC of Pickens, SC 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 15


Millennium Phlash (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa)

Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AATR with George Wiley Top Five Arabian Western Pleasure with Carla Schiltz Now proudly owned by the Aguirre Family of Jupiter, FL

Zips Promise (Extreme Phlash x Zip Me Lucky)

Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse With Carla Schiltz Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 With George Wiley Owned by George Wiley of Alamogordo, NM

Jaeger Bomb

(VCP Magnifire x The Lady Rose)

Reserve Champion HA/AA Country Pleasure Junior Horse With Tish Kondas Owned by Tish Kondas

Available For Purchase

BA

True Blue (Santanas Charm x Xceptionl Vintage)

Top Five HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 18-39 With Lexie Keding Owned by Lexie Keding of Newnan, GA

Available For Purchase 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 16 • Region 12 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


2011 Region 12 • Region 14 • Region 15 30 Championships • 10 ReseRve CHampiOnsHips 59 TOp Five awaRds

ROHARA

ArAbiAns

champions

The "A" Team

Karl & Roxann Hart Orange Lake, Florida 352.591.4661 rohara@windstream.net w w w. R o h a r a . c o m

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UNANIMOUS 2011 RegION 15 CHAmpION StALLION wItH JOe ALBeRtI

Majik

Marwan

of

Marwan al Shaqab x lily Marlaina, by Thee infidel

5-Y e a r -o l d S ta l l i o N S

U.S. N at i o N a l S with joe alberti

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UNANIMOUS R e g i o n 15 C h a m p i o n S ta l l i o n with Joe albeRti

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ROHARA MAJICIAN (ex WH Esdee) Region 15 Reserve Champion Colt FIRST ON 2 CARdS Owned by R. Kirk Landon

ROHARA MAJI (ex Oliviah) Region 15 Champion Half-Arabian Filly Shown by Joe Alberti

MAJIKAL (ex PS Echos Jewel) Region 3 Champion Yearling Filly Owned by Sheila Stewart

Majik

Marwan

of C o n g r at u l at e s

his

2011 r e g i o n a l W i n n e r s ROHARA ILLUSIONIST (ex Rohara Amage) Region 12 Top Five Yearling Colt shown by Rob Janecki Owned by Ken & Karen Papa

ROHARA SMOKENMIRRORS (ex Flameworthy) Region 12 Champion Half-Arabian Filly Owned by Matt Murray

R. KIRK LANDON & ROHARA ARABIANS, LLC Karl & Roxann Hart Orange Lake, Florida • 352.591.4661 rohara@windstream.net w w w. R o h a r a . c o m j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 21


2010 RegION 12 CHAmpION 2-YeAR-OLD COLt 2011 SCOttSDALe ReSeRve CHAmpION 3-YeAR-OLD COLt 2011 RegION 12 ReSeRve CHAmpION StALLION

Roha ohaRa R Ra

Spartan

aRia ia

*El Nabila b x MSU SEcrEt VowS, by coNcENSUS

U.S. N at i o N a l S 3-Y e a R -o l d C o lt S

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Joe albeRti

Presenting the first foal by Rohara Aria Spartan RohaRa N ivoRY ex Ivory Lavita E Bella, by Versace Owned by: Rohara Arabians, LLC and Ivory Arabians


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2011 Region 12 ChamPion halF-aRaBian hunteR PleaSuRe aotR and atR 18-39 2011 Region 14 ChamPion halF-aRaBian ladieS Side Saddle

Everlastin Love multi-national ChamPion

Brooksley

Sheehe

with

everlastiN love

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U.s. N at i o N a l s aNd voodoo Child


Voodoo Child

2011 Region 12 Champion half-aRabian english pleasuRe aoTR 18-39 2011 Region 14 Champion half-aRabian english pleasuRe aoTR 18-39 2011 Region 14 Champion half-aRabian english pleasuRe aTR 18-39 j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 25


T ypE

pErsOnifiEd

cHaMpiOn

RohaRa R Ra

Majician

R. KIRK LANDON & ROHARA ARABIANS, LLC Karl & Roxann Hart Orange Lake, Florida 352.591.4661 rohara@windstream.net

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Majik Of Marwan x wH EsdEE, by diaMMOnd jiM


RohaRa

Da Vinci FM x DD crown Jewel

2011 Region 12 Champion 2-yeaR-old Colt with John RannenbeRg

Crown Prince

2011 Region 12 Champion Stallion aoth with matt muRRay 2010 Region 15 Champion yeaRling SweepStakeS Colt

Inquiries invited

RohaRa

Smokenmirrors MaJik oF Marwan x FlaMeworthy

2011 Region 12 Champion halF-aRabian yeaRling SweepStakeS Filly with John RannenbeRg 2011 SCottSdale ReSeRve Champion yeaRling Filly S/h type open and aoth

Inquiries invited matt muRRay miami luxury homes, beachfront Condominiums, Farms, groves and acreage For Sale Miami, Florida • 305.588.2534 w w w. R o h a r a . c o m j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 27


2011 RegION 12 ChAmpION SpORt hORSe mARe AOth 2010 RegION 12 ChAmpION FIRSt leVel dReSSAge OpeN wIth KAtIe ShOweRS 2010 RegION 12 ChAmpION SpORt hORSe mARe OpeN ANd Ath

Shaddara

Ivory

++++//

DR KnightOfShammaR x ivORy ShaDDaya

Presenting the first foal by Rohara Aria Spartan RohaRa N IvoRy ex Ivory Lavita E Bella, by Versace Owned by: Rohara Arabians, LLC and Ivory Arabians

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N at i o N a l C o N t e N d e r

It was worth the wait! After months of searching, we welcome ...

Net Worth

LOA

2011 scottsdaLe chaMpion haLf-aRaBian countRy engLish pLeasuRe

2011 ohio Buckeye chaMpion haLf-aRaBian countRy engLish pLeasuRe Thank you to Conway Arabians for allowing us to purchase Net Worth, and a special thanks to Tom Theisen for doing a great job with him.

With

U.S. N at i o N a l S ... N e t W o r t h liNda MUSSo aNd JohN raNNeNberg

MuLti-RegionaL chaMpion nationaL ReseRVe chaMpion

Ingennue

Anxiously awaiting 2012 foal via ET by Undulata's Nutcracker Linda and Vince Musso Birmingham, alabama w w w. R o h a r a . c o m

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2011 Region 14 Champion maRe aoTh wiTh Debby holDen 2011 Region 14 ReseRve Champion 2-yeaR-olD Filly wiTh John RannenbeRg

Justeena

CR

Justify x s fheelena, by thee DesperaDo

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U.S. N at i o N a l S 2-Y e a r -o l d F i l l i e S with JohN raNNeNberg


2011 Region 12 Champion maRe aoTh wiTh BRandy Johnson 2011 Region 12 Top Five 2-yeaR-old Filly wiTh Joe alBeRTi

Persuasion

WMJ

WMJ CroWn royal x azalasia

We are excited to announce the sale of WMJ Majianna, by Majik Of Marwan to Kuwait! This is the first international sale for Whitmojo Arabians. Special thanks to Rohara Arabians with this important sale. Expecting 2 full siblings in 2012.

Tom & stevie mathias 5263 spring lake hwy Brooksville, Florida 34601 352.797.9255 • 727.418.0121 whitmojoarabians@bellsouth.net www.whitmojoarabians.com w w w. R o h a r a . c o m j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 31


Forthe LoveoF

Thunder VAcAtIOn wAs gReAt! But, It's tIMe tO get BAck tO wORk. Tulsa, 2011

S i x -t i m e N at i o N a L C h a m p i o N Good Thunder x By The Grace

MARABA Mark and Marikate Matthews Ocala, Florida & Montagano, Italy 321.689.3813 • 011.39.329.494.1711 w w w. R o h a r a . c o m

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Mark Jamieson jamiesonequicenter.com East of Atlanta, Georgia 770-722-8453

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Western

Hunter


Girls

Just Want To Have Fun! But winning isn’t bad either …

Congrat ulat ions Taylor Latham

On Your Awesome 2010-2011 Show Season! Cherokey Georgy Gyrl Midnite Diva (“Oprah”)

Spirit of Cherokey x Classy Sophia

Sundance Kid V x Pintara Del Cielo

2010-2011 Wins 3 Regional Championships, 1 Reserve Regional Championship, and 7 Regional Top Fives Too Many Class A Championships To List! Special Thanks to Eve Isley, Charlotte, NC, for allowing Midnite Diva “Oprah” to play with Taylor this 2010-2011 Show Season! j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 35


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The 34th Annual

Region 12 Championships And

Fifth Annual Spotlight Futurity May 3-7, 2011 For the last decade, the region 12 show has been the main source of income to our membership, and at the same time has provided to our exhibitors a first-class show facility, national-caliber competition, and a mini-national-like atmosphere for all attendees. However, it is a common mistake to become a little too complacent when you have had the opportunity to be at the top of your game. When our revenue started to take a nosedive over the last few years, a decision was made by our 2011 show Commission to go back to the drawing board and get our fingers back onto the pulse of our industry. The common goal was to do our best to provide the best but at the same time to charge less. in today’s world, where

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prices are soaring through the roof, that sounds a little daunting, don’t you think? What region 12 management determined would work better was more attention to the costs incurred both by the show and by horsemen. We broke down everything we did, line item by line item, and tightened up everywhere we could. it was pretty labor-intensive, but we were able to keep all the quality items we wanted and still bring our costs down. This recipe for success was made possible because our volunteers stayed on course and the lines of communication to our trainers and exhibitors were kept open. many of our trainers actually volunteered to help out by working with us to revamp our class listing and schedule.


For the most part, the improved finances were achieved by returning the show to its previous five-day format, negotiating better prices where it counted, cutting expenses for volunteers, and boosting participation by trimming all show charges for extra services that are provided to our exhibitors. Patron fees were slashed by $100, which resulted in the program’s nearly doubling in size, and post-entry fees were decreased, prompting the appearance of more horses. In critical areas such as judging, the show did not spare expense; three nationals judges were included on the roster of five. As well as taking in money, the show paid it out as well—more than $115,000 in the independent Spotlight Futurity and Region 12’s Futurity. Those are just the facts, however. The real appeal of the Region 12 Show lies in its approach to pleasing its participants. The myriad of ways to earn trophies and prizes combines high-class competition that attracts some of the country’s top show barns, with real opportunities for small operations and amateurs to win not only ribbons but prize money. And the level of competition ensures populated grandstands— not only with spectators and the owners of Nationals-bound horses, but also with other exhibitors who just enjoy watching the horsemanship and feeling the excitement. Region 12, of course, is about more than just the payouts in the Spotlight. It also features a full slate

of open and amateur classes, Breeders Sweepstakes yearling events, Region 12 Futurity competition (where the horses are typically presented by trainers), and an array of dressage and sport horse competition. The schedule offers social events and other activities as well, including the Spotlight Auction on Thursday night, which mixes business with pleasure. Does it work? As our Region 12 director points out, “This year our Sweepstakes yearling colts and fillies had 19 in one and 16 in the other, which is higher than the other regional shows held so far. Here, we have the advantage of offering a second payback program for the yearlings with our Spotlight Futurity program.” I’ve been doing this for 10 years, and this year’s show was the most logistically correct and well-organized show we’ve ever done. I’m so proud of all of the people that worked this year’s show, the outpouring of support was overwhelming. A show like this reassures people that they don’t want to cut back, but instead that the footing is safe for them to get more involved with our incredible breed. For those of you that have not made the trip to Region 12, you are cordially invited to come on down and check us out. For additional information, please take a look at our website, www.region12.com. janet Searls is Vice Director of Region 12, and the longtime Spotlight Stallion Incentive Program Event Director.

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That Sizzling Spotlight Futurity In its brief history, the Spotlight Stallion Incentive Program, which has attracted high marks since its inception, has gotten even better. In the beginning, its classes were for amateur owner handlers only, but now in its fifth year, it has initiated junior performance classes, which will be shown mainly by professional trainers, in western, country English and hunter. The 3-year-old age group was added in 2011, with 4-yearolds coming on line next year. At age 5, Spotlight entries must be presented once again by amateurs. With more than 200 mares a year nominated, the program is the fastest-growing stallion incentive program on the East coast. Recognizing that the number of futurities now available in the Arabian industry puts pressure on stallion owners, the program also has added incentives in appreciation for the owners’ participation. “One of the things we have done is that every stallion owner who puts their stallion in also gets an auction breeding and they can compete in those classes,” says Frank chisholm of Palmetto Arabians in Timmonsville, S.c. chisholm has been on the Spotlight board since the program began and was its president for two years. “It allows each one to designate one of the babies out of their breedings to go in and compete in the classes and have a chance to win some money too. I get calls all the time wanting me to put my stallions in futurities, and the first thing I’ll ask is, ‘Great, what’s in it for me? I probably can’t make it to your show, you’re so far away.’ The Spotlight gives you the chance to breed a baby that you can sell and that baby has a certificate that allows them to show in that show. For the regional, and in our case the Spotlight too, it also drives up the

number of entries because the stallion owners can go in and compete too. That attracts good stallions, which gets people to come in and bid, and the auction is where you raise the bulk of your money.” Since stallion season auctions are a feature of most futurities, the Spotlight’s management also searched for ways to make their futurity exciting and fun. To kick things off, they begin with a competition. “We do the auction in the main arena, with catering tables set up and food and a bar available, and we hold one of the Spotlight auction yearling classes prior to the auction,” says Eric Wolfe. “These horses are shown by their amateur owners, and place emphasis on the presentation with the check and roses and ribbons. As soon as the class is concluded, the auction begins.” The Spotlight has found widespread support from breeders and owners in Region 12 and, increasingly, across the country. “The Spotlight is amateur driven,” janet Searls observes, “but it has something for everyone—stallion owners, serious breeders and exhibitors alike.” Darrell Turner, who with fellow breeder Frank Meade owns Ridgeline Arabians in St. Paul, Va., describes the role the Spotlight plays in the attractions of Region 12. “Think of the stallions who were bred or owned here: DA Valentino, Magnum Psyche, Versace, Vitorio TO, Ml Mostly Padron, Major jamaal, Semper Fie, PA Magnanimous, Trussardi and there are probably others I’m just not remembering,” he says. “In the Spotlight, you can win some serious money and you don’t have to go all the way to Scottsdale or Minnesota or Iowa. As small breeders, that makes a difference.” j u ly 2011 | Region 12 • 49


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Turner has purchased “three or four” breedings at the Spotlight auction, and began showing in its classes last year. He says that Ridgeline produces just one or two horses a year—and in 2011, they took home more than $13,000 in Spotlight prize money. They won the Auction yearling Colt competition and the 3-year-old English Pleasure class with the full siblings Commandandt (Semper Fie x Falcon Myst BHF), shown by Turner, and Mystifie, who was trained and shown by Hal Sander.

well—it’s a passion for us, as opposed to owning the horse and having someone hand it off to me when I go in. That’s really rewarding, knowing that we can be competitive doing our own thing.” In addition to the Spotlight classes, he says, Region 12’s ATH and AOTH classes have added to the fun. “I have several horses that are nominated to the Spotlight,” he offers. He can’t resist. “I am so into the horses and their pedigrees. I don’t know if Arabians are a passion or an addiction.”

“A good halter horse should be a good performance horse in my book,” he says. “If you breed correctly, that halter horse should be able to do something other than stand there and look pretty. With this Spotlight, in their 3, 4 and 5-year-old years, it’s all performance. They’re keeping it really simple as of right now, and I love it. I say keep it amateurs, because it gives me a chance to show my horse and if he’s a good horse and we have some good judging, we’re going to be rewarded for it. And when you have all amateurs in there, most of the judges don’t know who they are. Not to get into politics, but they judge the horse and not the handler.”

Charles Moseley is another enthusiast. “you have to give people a way to become excited and a chance to get some of their money back,” he says, “because it is an expensive undertaking. The more we do that with our Arabians, the more we’ll see the industry grow.”

At the same time, Turner counsels amateurs who do their own work to study the professionals on conditioning, ask questions, and pay attention to what wins, because the level of competition demands it. “We’re small breeders,” he says. “We basically do it ourselves. I’m not knocking trainers, because we have sent horses to them and many of them have been very helpful to me, and if you win money, that helps you with your expenses. We condition our horses

Moseley, of Southwind Arabians in Selma, Ala., has been breeding since the early 1990s and admits to making all the mistakes new breeders make—and learning from them. Now, he keeps broodmares and believes in the Spotlight so much that he became a right-holder and, instead of acquiring a stallion himself, sponsors individuals he feels will enhance the program. “If you own and promote a stallion, that’s a very expensive undertaking,” he says. “I want to promote the Arabian horse, and feel like the best way to do that is to promote the programs. For breeders, the auction really is one of the best avenues to buy breedings. We’re very thankful to all the stallion owners who donate breedings to the futurity; I know it benefits the stallion owners, getting those babies out sometimes in a region where some of them wouldn’t normally be.”

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in a normal year, Chisholm says, Palmetto breeds about 15 babies, of which two or three go into halter and the rest become performance prospects. “We won in the spotlight Western Pleasure class this year,” he says, “and we were three out of the top five in spotlight Hunter. Four horses bred on our farm were in that class. Having those classes was a big plus for us, and as the money rolls into these performance classes, more and more people who think of futurities as halter programs are going to realize that there can be money in performance too. it was nice going in a class and finishing in the top five and winning over $1,000.”

with Gordon Potts. “This is something we enjoy doing together. it’s a lifestyle thing; i can’t stress that enough. i was never around horses before i became involved with Arabians. This gave my daughter and me something we could do together when she was growing up.” evaluating the success of the region 12 show, moseley sees the big picture. “region 12 is very fortunate to have the support that it does from the seven states and all the professional horsemen,” he says. “The money is only part of it. People do business with people they like, and i’ve always felt like people support region 12 because they like the people that are doing the show—they like the atmosphere. The show itself is very well-run, and it’s a beautiful facility. When you have hard-working, good people who put so much time and effort into the show, and specifically into the spotlight, it becomes a lot of fun.   “There’s something for everybody and it doesn’t take long to get hooked on Arabian horses,” he observes. “i can’t see myself with a life that doesn’t involve the Arabian horse.”   Charles moseley remembers the first time one of his horses won a regional championship, in 1995. “i could have won the nationals that day, it was so exciting.”

even though he has traditionally been a halter man, moseley too appreciates the spotlight’s new expansion into performance. He and his wife, LeAnne, have their first homebred performance horse in training

That’s the way region 12’s supporters view their show. For some exhibitors and breeders, it is their nationals, and for others, it can be the springboard to world-class titles.

Longtime supporter Frank Chisholm and his wife, sara, made a serious commitment to the spotlight when they nominated all five of Palmetto Arabians’ stallions to the program. This year, the wisdom of that decision was more evident than ever, as a team of their representatives—some owned by the Chisholms and some by clients—not only scored and earned prize money, but also provided the strong promotion for their sires. “We were very consistent in being able to place and win in about every class we entered,” Chisholm says. “We won almost $20,000 in prize money in the spotlight this year, and it was really nice going to the show and coming back and you actually made a profit at the show!”

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2011 Region 12 Championship Show Results May 3-7, 2011

~ Perry, Georgia • Results provided by Region 12 Show Committee.

Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallions 2 & Over - Champion: EVG GENTRY (Pershahn El jamaal x Gisele), Ex: Rob Bick, O: Frank Chisholm; Reserve: ROHARA ARIA SPARTAN (El Nabila B x MSu Secret Vows), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Rohara Arabians llC; 3: HUN (Gazal Al Shaqab x Hula), Ex: Greg Gallun, O: The Hun Partnership; 4: FSF DAKAROS ENCHANTER (Dakharo x Enchantingly Shai), Ex: Chris Anckersen, O: Ann Riles; 5: VIVA VERSACE (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Ann johnson. Arabian Stallions 2 Years Old Open Champion: ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown jewel), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Matthew Murray; Reserve: KM PALERMO (KM Bugatti x Palomara), Ex: Mike Wilson, O: Peri Tilghman; 3: PAVARATI (Aria Impresario x PA Fames Nanu), Ex: Terry Holmes, O: jane Bruce Wilder; 4: VALIANT VERSACE BF (Versace x THA Bay Tinna), Ex: Tara Carpio, O: Belvedere Farm llC; 5: GH REMACABLE (QR Marc x SW Magnums Peach), Ex: Mohamed Ghatas, O: Mohamed Ghatas. Arabian Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colts/ Geldings - Champion: PA MILAO KID (Sun Dance Kid V x Milleah), Ex: Greg Gallun, O: Frank Chisholm; Reserve: H TRENZ H (Enzo x Trejor IA), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: Hennessey Arabian llC; 3: SHADDO MAGNIFFICOO (Shaddofax x Allaristas Echo), Ex: jj Kemp, O: Chestnuthill Arabians; 4: ANOS AGAVE (Everafter x Mermaid FHP), Ex: les Sichini, O: Santo Miserendino; 5: ROHARA ILLUSIONIST (Majik Of Marwan x Rohara Amage), Ex: Robert janecki, O: Medaglia D’Oro Arabians; 6: FVF BUCARRDI (KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Fox View Farm, Inc.; 7: PA KADRE (DaVinci FM x Kharrea PGA), Ex: Mike Wilson, O: Wade Hill; 8: ROYAL INHERITANCE (Showkayce x Bellaserrah), Ex: Terry Holmes, O: William jackson jr; 9: KRISTAPHER (Amiin x Kristianna), Ex: Manuel Perez, O: Betty Gail Skinner; 10: SPA SHAEMUS (Majik of Marwan x Magnum Heiress EA), Ex: Barbara Adler, O: Barbara Adler. Arabian Futurity Stallions - Champion: GH ECHOTAS ECHO (FM Echota x GH Miss Allaby), Ex: Mohamed Ghatas, O: Mohamed Ghatas. Arabian Stallions 2 & Over AOTH Champion: ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown jewel), Ex: Matthew Murray, O: Matthew Murray; Reserve: KM PALERMO (KM Bugatti x Palomara), Ex: Arden Tilghman, O: Peri Tilghman; 3: THE BANDERA (Alixir x Arabella MCA), Ex: Tom Chasteen, O: Tom Chasteen; 4: DARTANIAN

MFA (Ali Rahaim x Empress Dakara), Ex: Ken Scribner, O: Mary Scribner; 5: GH ECHOTAS ECHO (FM Echota x GH Miss Allaby), Ex: Audrey Ghatas, O: Mohamed Ghatas. Mares Arabian Mares 2 & Over Open - Champion: FS MADELINE (Magnum Psyche x Christina jD), Ex: Greg Gallun, O: Frank Sponle; Reserve: PA MARIAH ALWAYS (Always A jullyen V x Maggie May V), Ex: Mike Wilson, O: Frank Chisholm; 3: ONCE UPON A THYME (Pyro Thyme SA x Elegance By Versace), Ex: john Power, O: Mindy Millwee; 4: RD ENZARRA (Enzo x GF Simply Magic), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Hennessey Arabian llC; 5: ORABELLA CBA (DA Valentino x Affecshahn), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: Cedarbrook Arabians llC. Arabian Mares 2 Years Old Open - Champion: VALENTORIA EWA (DA Valentino x Magnums Valentine), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Eric Wolfe Arabians; Reserve: BELLA BUGATTI (KM Bugatti x Bint Anastaziaa), Ex: Rob Bick, O: Peri Tilghman; 3: FS MADELINE (Magnum Psyche x Christina jD), Ex: Mike Wilson, O: Frank Sponle; 4: WMJ PERSUASION (WMj Crown Royal x Azalasia), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Brandy johnson; 5: PORTIA SF (KM Bugatti x Principessaa), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: Sharon Davis. Arabian Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Fillies Champion: ROHARA MARCA BELLA (QR Marc x S justatinkerbell), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Rohara Arabians llC; Reserve: FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN (Versace x Marlene Dietrich), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Rojo Arabians; 3: PA LILLITH (Possesion PGA x lily Dancer V), Ex: Rob Bick, O: Frank Chisholm; 4: EVE OF EDEN (Eden C x Fadshahra El jamaal), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: joseph Weller; 5: PA TARA ALWAYS (Always a jullyen V x PA Taylor Made), Ex: Mike Wilson, O: Frank Chisholm; 6: TAHAARI (Marhaabah x Talisaan), Ex: Rodney Eckenrode, O: jo Ann Redwine; 7: SHOWKAYCE MAGNOLOA (Showkayce x Royal Gabriellah), Ex: Terry Holmes, O: William jackson jr; 8: ROHARA MARTINA (Da Vinci FM x HP Martina), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Rohara Arabians llC; 9: GIULANA (KM Bugatti x Aladamreekha), Ex: john Power, O: Robin DeAngelis; 10: TF ROYAL EUPHORIA (TF Royal Shahbaz x SH Heumoresque), Ex: Greg Gallun, O: Allison Mehta. Arabian Futurity Mares - Champion: GF JENE SAIS QUOI (Gazal Al Shaqab x Heliopolis), Ex: Dorothy younger, O: Dorothy younger. Arabian Mares 2 & Over AOTH - Champion: WMJ PERSUASION (WMj Crown Royal x Azalasia), Ex: Brandy johnson, O: Brandy johnson; Reserve: JMA KHAREENA (Khadraj NA x DD Aria), Ex: Elaine Finney, O: Elaine

Finney; 3: BELLA BUGATTI (KM Bugatti x Bint Anastaziaa), Ex: Arden Tilghman, O: Peri Tilghman; 4: PEARL OF MAGNUM GA (Magnum Psyche x Sunshine FHP), Ex: Mary Scribner, O: Mary Scribner; 5: MAGNUM HEIRESS EA (Magnum Psyche x Gai Galisha), Ex: jonathan Adler, O: Barbara Adler. Geldings Arabian Geldings 2 & Over Open - Champion: PFANTASY AF (Psymadre x Pele Bey), Ex: les Sichini, O: Don Olvey; Reserve: SWAYZE BFA (Ml Mostly Padron x lF Triumphant Star), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: Kelly Bertier; 3: PARABELLUM (PA Magnanimous x Precious As Gold), Ex: Rob Bick, O: Kelly Fink-Pickarts; 4: MM VERDICT (Versace x Elegance By Versace), Ex: john Power, O: Mindy Millwee; 5: GIANCARLO JPR (DA Valentino x just Astrella), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Sean Maher. Arabian Geldings 2 Years Old Open Champion: GIANCARLO JPR (DA Valentino x just Astrella), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Sean Maher; Reserve: ROHARA EMISSARY (Aria Impresario x HED Caramba), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Rohara Arabians llC; 3: PARABELLUM (PA Magnanimous x Precious As Gold), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Kelly Fink-Pickarts; 4: SHF FINAL OORAH (Semper Fie x SHF Final Pearlz), Ex: Tedman Carson, O: C. Edward Davidson DVM; 5: KOWETA MOSTLY AMOVER (Ml Mostly Padron x Koweta Allelujah), Ex: Mark jamieson, O: Donna Mahfuz. Arabian Futurity Geldings - Champion: GHAZZALI EWA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Magnums Valentine), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Susan Rothman; Reserve: GH ECHOTAS SHADOW (FM Echota x PA Starr-Kissed), Ex: Mohamed Ghatas, O: Mohamed Ghatas; 3: SHF FINALI (Falcon BHF x SHF Final Pearlz), Ex: Stefanie Gagliardi, O: C. Edward Davidson DVM; 4: CA BLASING KHOMET (Khomet x RC Rose), Ex: Cheryl VanDeusen, O: Cheryl VanDeusen. Arabian Geldings 2 & Over AAOTH Champion: GIANCARLO JPR (DA Valentino x just Astrella), Ex: Sean Maher, O: Sean Maher; Reserve: ACROPOLIS CBA (DA Valentino x Adivah), Ex: Glenn Garrett, O: Cedarbrook Arabians llC; 3: MM VERDICT (Versace x Elegance By Versace), Ex: Mindy Millwee, O: Mindy Millwee; 4: PARABELLUM (PA Magnanimous x Precious As Gold), Ex: Kelly Fink-Pickarts, O: Kelly Fink-Pickarts; 5: PFANTASY AF (Psymadre x Pele Bey), Ex: Don Olvey, O: Don Olvey. Arabian Geldings 2 & Over JTH - Champion: ACROPOLIS CBA (DA Valentino x Adivah), Ex: Hannah Garrett, O: Cedarbrook Arabians llC; Reserve: MAAHDALLION (Marhaabah x Tareefa jamaal), Ex: Sarah Beth Womble, O: Nancy janosik; 3: SHOW NUFF (Showkayce

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x Chardonnay Chelan), ex: Jonathan meyer, o: Helen evans; 4: AWSOME ECHO AF (Audacious Ps x HC olimpia), ex: sydney Landers, o: brandy Johnson; 5: SHF FINAL OORAH (semper Fie x sHF Final Pearlz), ex: Cothran owen, o: C. edward Davidson DVm.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Halter Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Colts Auction AOTH - Champion: COMMANDANDT (semper Fie x Falcon myst bHF), ex: Darrell Turner, o: Darrell Turner; Reserve: FERRARI VA (enzo x Fiona VA), ex: michelle Watson, o: Victoria Arabians LLC; 3: CORONA SF (bellaire iA x Catalina sF), ex: Kent schwerin, o: Kent schwerin; 4: MIZTER MAZKARADE BF (mazkarade x bint Forteyna), ex: J. michael Womble, o: belvedere Farm LLC; 5: GH STARR AFIRE (bask Afire bey x PA starr Kissed), ex: Audrey Ghatas, o: mohamed Ghatas. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Fillies Auction AOTH - Champion: GP BEYONCE (botswana x Precious moment m), ex: robert Janecki, o: Green Pastures Arabians, inc.; Reserve: EVE OF EDEN (eden C x Fadshahra el Jamaal), ex: Kristin Weller, o: Joseph Weller; 3: PA VITTORIA DANCER (sundance Kid V x Verteyna), ex: sara Chisholm, o: Frank Chisholm; 4: LADY TEMPERANCE (Ali rahaim x empress Dakara), ex: Ken scribner, o: mary scribner; 5: KP FAMOUS (CJ Flash x Vianca), ex: Juliette Peter Ankrom, o: Peter Ankrom; 6: JOYS SOLITAIRE (GF Jullyens Joy x echo of rohan), ex: susan Lee, o: susan Lee. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Colts ATH - Champion: PAVARATI (Aria impresario x PA Fames nanu), ex: Alex mcLean, o: Jane bruce Wilder; Reserve: KM PALERMO (Km bugatti x Palomara), ex: Arden Tilghman, o: Peri Tilghman; 3: DARTANIAN MFA (Ali rahaim x empress Dakara), ex: Ken scribner, o: mary scribner; 4: SEKURIT SEANCE AF (mC sekurit x Passions), ex: Les sichini, o: Les sichini; 5: GH REMACABLE (Qr marc x sW magnums Peach), ex: Audrey Ghatas, o: mohamed Ghatas. Reg XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Fillies ATH - Champion: PA MARANDA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x maggie may V), ex: michelle Watson, o: Victoria Arabians LLC; Reserve: PORTIA SF (Km bugatti x Principessaa), ex: Arden Tilghman, o: sharon Davis; 3: EA ADEVAH (marhaabah x Devine Design), ex: beth stover, o: Luanne ellison; 4: PA MARIPOSA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x may Dancer V), ex: Wendy etheridge, o: melinda Canady. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Geldings ATH - Champion: PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x bP meditation bey), ex: Wendy etheridge, o: Frank Chisholm; Reserve: SWAYZE BFA (mL mostly Padron x LF Triumphant star), ex: bill bertier, o: Kelly

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Champion EVG GENTRY (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele), shown by Rob Bick for owner Frank Chisholm.

Arabian Stallion 2 Years Old Open Champion ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Matthew Murray.

bertier; 3: SHF FINAL OORAH (semper Fie x sHF Final Pearlz), ex: C. edward Davidson DVm, o: C. edward Davidson DVm; 4: KOWETA MOSTLY AMOVER (mL mostly Padron x Koweta Allelujah), ex: Donna mahfuz, o: Donna mahfuz; 5: PA AZUL KID (sundance Kid V x PA Agracice Girl), ex: melissa bradshaw, o: Frank Chisholm.

burton iV; 7: Forever A JULLYEN VA (Always A Jullyen x PA Florenza), ex: michelle Watson, o: Victoria Arabians LLC; 8: ASTRAIA (rough Justice x Aysia), ex: Kristin Weller, o: Joseph Weller; 9: VIVIENNE (sF Veraz x LC Amber Gem), ex: michaiah Carson, o: brandi Carson; 10: BH DA VINCI MASTERPIECE (Da Vinci Fm x bH Poetryimmotion), ex: robert burton iV, o: robert burton iV.

Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Colts ATH - Champion: CONVICTION CA (sF Veraz x Denalia), ex: Kentley Dean, o: edwin Crain; Reserve: ROHARA MAJICIAN (majik of marwan x WH esdee), ex: Anthony marino Jr., o: r. Kirk Landon rev. Trust Dated 5/30/08; 3: PA MILAO KID (sundance Kid V x milleah), ex: melissa bradshaw, o: Frank Chisholm; 4: STRATAVARIOUS AF (Giaccomo x Paris mA), ex: Don olvey, o: Don olvey; 5: DREAMWEAVER RA (marwan Al magnifficoo x Dreammaker rA), ex: Jennifer stachler, o: Doug Verheul; 6: PA MAGELLAN (Audacious Ps x may Dancer V), ex: Jessica elise Crutchfield, o: Frank Chisholm; 7: ROHARA ILLUSIONIST (majik of marwan x rohara Amage), ex: Ken Papa, o: medaglia D’oro Arabians; 8: FVF BUCARRDI (Km bugatti x major Primadonna), ex: brandy Johnson, o: Fox View Farm, inc.; 9: PA KADRE (Da Vinci Fm x Kharrea PGA), ex: Arden Tilghman, o: Wade Hill; 10: FERRARI VA (enzo x Fiona VA), ex: michelle Watson, o: Victoria Arabians LLC. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Fillies ATH - Champion: GP BEYONCE (botswana x Precious moment m), ex: Arden Tilghman, o: Green Pastures Arabians, inc.; Reserve: VERUSCHKA TCA (sF Veraz x Fate bFA), ex: Kentley Dean, o: brandi Carson; 3: PA LILLITH (Possesion PGA x Lily Dancer V), ex: Tommy manous, o: Frank Chisholm; 4: ROHARA MARTINA (Da Vinci Fm x HP martina), ex: Anthony marino Jr., o: rohara Arabians LLC; 5: PA TARA ALWAYS (Always a Jullyen V x PA Taylor made), ex: Wendy etheridge, o: Frank Chisholm; 6: BH DA VINCI SWEETHEART (Da Vinci Fm x bH Versaces Velvet), ex: shari Power, o: robert

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Performance Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Country English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: MYSTIFIE (semper Fie x Falcon myst bHF), ex: Harold sander, o: Darrell Turner. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Western Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: PA LACOLLINE (sundance Kid V x Larissa PAsb), ex: Peri Tilghman, o: Frank Chisholm; Reserve: KOWETA MINUETTE (Koweta Deacon x Koweta mandolinn), ex: mark Jamieson, o: Donna mahfuz; 3: KHARBENS GETAWAY FW (Desperados Getaway x Kharbens Kharizma), ex: Jonathan meyer, o: Kendra Wells; 4: RA ZA NEIMAN MARCUS (Qr marc x silmusca), ex: barbara Adler, o: barbara Adler; 5: MARCNIFICENT MARCSMAN (Qr marc x rohara marquisa), ex: Ginger Anderson, o: barbara Adler. Reg. XII Spotlight Futurity Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: PA LUCCHESE ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Lily Dancer V), ex: Caralyn schroter, o: margaret barker; Reserve: PA DREAM DANCER (sundance Kid V x Dreams of Gold), ex: Caralyn schroter, o: sara Chisholm; 3: JUST A GEMM (s Justice x LC Amber Gem), ex: Kristen Huntsberger, o: sarah German; 4: PA MARIAH ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x maggie may V), ex: Peri Tilghman, o: Frank Chisholm; 5: FLASH N FAME (CJ Flash x Vianca), ex: Dale brown, o: Kristi Ankrom; 6: PA APPALONIA DANCER (sundance Kid V x Acappella V), ex: Casandra banks, o: eve isly; 7: MAGNANIMOUSLY EWA (PA magnanimous x exquisitely bold), ex: bridget middleton, o: Kelly Fink-Pickarts; 8: SHF FINALI (Falcon bHF x sHF Final


Arabian Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt/ Gelding Champion PA MILAO KID (Sun Dance Kid V x Milleah), shown by Greg Gallun for owner Frank Chisholm.

Arabian Futurity Stallion Champion GH ECHOTAS ECHO (FM Echota x GH Miss Allaby), shown by owner Mohamed Ghatas.

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over AOTH Champion ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by owner Matthew Murray.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over Open Champion FS MADELINE (Magnum Psyche x Christina JD), shown by Greg Gallun for owner Frank Sponle.

Arabian Mare 2 Years Old Open Champion VALENTORIA EWA (DA Valentino x Magnums Valentine), shown by Eric Wolfe owner of Eric Wolfe Arabians.

Arabian Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Filly Champion ROHARA MARCA BELLA (QR Marc x S Justatinkerbell), shown by Joe Alberti for owner Rohara Arabians LLC.

Pearlz), Ex: Stefanie Gagliardi, O: C. Edward Davidson DVM; 9: RA ZA NEIMAN MARCUS (QR Marc x Silmusca), Ex: Ginger Anderson, O: Barbara Adler; 10: SHF SOUTHERN PIZZAZ (Piaff PASB x SHF Souths Choice), Ex: Rhonda Hannon, O: C. Edward Davidson DVM.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: H MOBILITY H (MHR Nobility x Ry Fire Ghazi), Ex: joel Kiesner, O: Dynasty Arabian Horse Partners llC; Reserve: BLHEIR SUPREME (Afires Heir x Harghaza), Ex: Christine johnston, O: Olivia Phelan; 3: NOBLE GRACE (IXl Noble Express x Gina Afire), Ex: john Ryan, O: Springwater Farm; 4: ARIOCH TRGR (Allience x lA Athena), Ex: Mike Miller, O: jacqueline Thompson.

GRACE (IXl Noble Express x Gina Afire), Ex: Carol Skeuse Hart, O: Springwater Farm.

Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Open - Champion: EXPRESSLY BELLA (IXl Noble Express x Colorado Sage), Ex: joel Kiesner, O: Karen Mahan; Reserve: VJ JUSTAFLAME ( justafire DGl x Blush Berri V), Ex: Christine johnston, O: lisa Shumate; 3: AFIRES NOBLEST (Afire Bey V x Her Nobility), Ex: Dwane Hankins, O: linda Niebrugge; 4: CONNECTED TO HUCK (Hucks Connection V x Infatuation lTD), Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Pamela Harris.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: FIRE MARSHALL BILL (Afire Bey V x yS Blue Heaven), Ex: Beth Weatherford, O: Beth Weatherford; Reserve: SF AFIRE ALARM (Afire Bey V x Trevira), Ex: Nancy Maximuck, O: Nancy Maximuck; 3: SF AFTERSHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance), Ex: lee Ann Flynn, O: lee Ann Flynn; 4: CONNECTED TO HUCK (Hucks Connection V x Infatuation lTD), Ex: Pamela Harris, O: Pamela Harris; 5: NOBLE

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x jatoi), Ex: Dallas Nicole joiner, O: Dallas Nicole joiner; Reserve: NOBLEISTIC (IXl Noble Express x GW Im Penny), Ex: Kennedy Hester, O: Madge Hester; 3: NOBLE BANDIT (IXl Noble Express x Butterfly Afire), Ex: Brooke Hines, O: Debra Hines; 4: TOI TROUBLE (Matoi x Aristo Brocade), Ex: Ava lapham, O: Diane latham; 5: VJ TICKET MASTER (Triften x Kaz Baskteena), Ex: lexie Keding, O: lexie Keding. Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: EMANNUEL (Hey Hallelujah x Ericca), Ex: Katie Deloatch, O: Katie Deloatch; Reserve: HALO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Toi jabaska), Ex: Rae Tysor Shumate, O: lisa Shumate. Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: GLACIER FIRE (Baske Afire

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Arabian Futurity Mare Champion GF JENE SAIS QUOI (Gazal Al Shaqab x Heliopolis), shown by owner Dorothy Younger.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion WMJ PERSUASION (WMJ Crown Royal x Azalasia), shown by owner Brandy Johnson.

Arabian Gelding 2 & Over Open Champion PFANTASY AF (Psymadre x Pele Bey), shown by Les Sichini for owner Don Olvey.

Arabian Gelding 2 Years Old Open Champion GIANCARLO JPR (DA Valentino x Just Astrella), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Sean Maher.

Arabian Futurity Gelding Champion GHAZZALI EWA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Magnums Valentine), shown by Eric Wolfe for owner Susan Rothman.

Arabian Gelding 2 & Over AAOTH Champion GIANCARLO JPR (DA Valentino x Just Astrella), shown by owner Sean Maher.

x show Fly), ex: sophia Handel, o: sophia Handel.

5: TELESTARR (Padrons Fire x Telesis), ex: Ashley roberts, o: Lori roberts.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR - Champion: EMANNUEL (Hey Hallelujah x ericca), ex: Katie DeLoatch, o: Katie DeLoatch; Reserve: GLACIER FIRE (baske Afire x show Fly), ex: sophia Handel, o: sophia Handel; 3: JAZZ BERRY (baske Afire x Tymotka), ex: morgan Wisdom, o: Pennie Peck; 4: HALO AFIRE (Afire bey V x Toi Jabaska), ex: rae Tysor shumate, o: Lisa shumate.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: FIRE AND BRASS (Afire bey V x brassmis), ex: Joel Kiesner, o: Candace Avery; Reserve: CSP AMERICAN IDOL (Ps mick Jagger x merlot CsP), ex: Gordon Potts, o: CA Century LTD; 3: AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire bey V x HL Glitter nGold), ex: Ashton Kiesner, o: starline Arabians LLC; 4: ROCKIN IN THE USA (sF specs shocwave x Gwinevere er), ex: John ryan, o: mary Dahling; 5: DA AVANT GUARDIAN (millennium LoA x DA Dutchess), ex: rob bick, o: rachel Pest.

Apollo bey x Gai Fiera Prima), ex: Jacqueline Thompson, o: Jacqueline Thompson; 4: CSP LAYLA (millennium LoA x masaki CsP), ex: marjorie Carr, o: marjorie Carr; 5: SUPERIOR LOA (millennium LoA x bolenora), ex: Cathy Perryman, o: Cathy Perryman.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Champion: BONFIRE ROF (baske Afire x sing For Joy), ex: Vicki Humphrey, o: Lee Ann Flynn; Reserve: CA PHLASH DANCE ( JDm rain Dance x rCr notorious), ex: Gordon Potts, o: megan monette; 3: SPIRIT AFIRE (Afire bey V x Just Alluring), ex: Ashton Kiesner, o: i AsK LLC; 4: JA MUSTAFIRE (baske Afire x Vamus), ex: Jessica Clinton, o: Art bartlett;

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over - Champion: JA MUSTAFIRE (baske Afire x Vamus), ex: Art bartlett, o: Art bartlett; Reserve: TIGER EQ (millennium LoA x rahelle), ex: Diane Latham, o: Diane Latham; 3: TRANQUILITY BEY (AA

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40-54 - Champion: BONFIRE ROF (baske Afire x sing For Joy), ex: Lee Ann Flynn, o: Lee Ann Flynn; Reserve: STAR ODYSSEY RTA (odyssey rTA x Ys blue Heaven), ex: beth Weatherford, o: beth Weatherford; 3: FIRE PROOF EQ (KrA Afire Works x explosive mist), ex: betsy Haas, o: betsy Haas; 4: ARMANDA DGL (barbary x Anza Autym sunset), ex: beth stover, o: beth stover; 5: NIGHTLEI (Heat o Thenight x Afiralei), ex: Ashley barber, o: samantha barber. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: DA AVANT GUARDIAN (millennium LoA x DA Dutchess), ex: rachel


Arabian Gelding 2 & Over JTH Champion ACROPOLIS CBA (DA Valentino x Adivah), shown by Hannah Garrett for owner Cedarbrook Arabians LLC.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Colt Auction AOTH Champion COMMANDANDT (Semper Fie x Falcon Myst BHF), shown by owner Darrell Turner.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Filly Auction AOTH Champion GP BEYONCE (Botswana x Precious Moment M), shown by Robert Janecki for owner Green Pastures Arabians, Inc.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Colt ATH Champion PAVARATI (Aria Impresario x PA Fames Nanu), shown by Alex McLean for owner Jane Bruce Wilder.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Filly ATH Champion PA MARANDA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Maggie May V), shown by Michelle Watson for owner Victoria Arabians LLC.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH Champion PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), shown by Wendy Etheridge for owner Frank Chisholm.

Pest, O: Rachel Pest; Reserve: CA PHLASH DANCE ( jDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 3: TIGER EQ (Millennium lOA x Rahelle), Ex: Ava lapham, O: Diane latham; 4: CREED SDA (Hey Hallelujah x SDA Satin Stare), Ex: lyric lefkowitz-Hersh, O: lyric lefkowitz-Hersh; 5: NIGHTLEI (Heat O TheNight x Afiralei), Ex: Samantha Barber, O: Samantha Barber.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: VF PLAYING WITH FIRE (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss), Ex: Maris Castang, O: Kim Castang; Reserve: MOUNBEAM (Afire Bey V x Mounlighting), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Iron Horse Farms of GA, llC; 3: STAR ODYSSEY RTA (Odyssey RTA x yS Blue Heaven), Ex: Chase Weatherford, O: Beth Weatherford; 4: DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy), Ex: Kelsey Donahue, O: Kelsey Donahue; 5: AFIRE IN MOTION (Baske Afire x Grandeurs Caprice), Ex: Alexandra Petruzzelli, O: Alexandra Petruzzelli.

WITH FIRE (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss), Ex: Maris Castang, O: Kim Castang; 3: MOUNBEAM (Afire Bey V x Mounlighting), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Iron Horse Farms of GA, llC; 4: DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy), Ex: Kelsey Donahue, O: Kelsey Donahue; 5: STAR ODYSSEY RTA (Odyssey RTA x yS Blue Heaven), Ex: Chase Weatherford, O: Beth Weatherford.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion: CA PHLASH DANCE ( jDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), Ex: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; Reserve: DA AVANT GUARDIAN (Millennium lOA x DA Dutchess), Ex: Rachel Pest, O: Rachel Pest; 3: FIRE PROOF EQ (KRA Afire Works x Explosive Mist), Ex: Betsy Haas, O: Betsy Haas; 4: TELESTARR (Padrons Fire x Telesis), Ex: lori Roberts, O: lori Roberts; 5: HSA LATEST FASHION (MHR Nobility x Hucks Fashion), Ex: Tammy Klein, O: Hidden Spring Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: X-TREME AFIRE (Afire Bey V x just Alluring), Ex: Carey Cosgrove, O: Betsy Cosgrove. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: ROL FIRECRACKER (Afire Bey V x Singularcylection), Ex: Sarah Beth Womble, O: Nancy Brand; Reserve: VF PLAYING

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: DA TRIPOLLI (Triften x Berry Flirtatious), Ex: Savanna Beale, O: Silver Star Arabians llC; Reserve: X-TREME AFIRE (Afire Bey V x just Alluring), Ex: Carey Cosgrove, O: Betsy Cosgrove. Park Arabian Park Horse Open - Champion: NOBLES DIVA (IXl Noble Express x Quintara Afire), Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Colleen Boylan; Reserve: JAZZ BERRY (Baske Afire x Tymotka), Ex: Mark jamieson, O: Pennie Peck.

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Region XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Colt ATH Champion CONVICTION CA (SF Veraz x Denalia), shown by Kentley Dean for owner Edwin Crain.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Yearling Filly ATH Champion GP BEYONCE (Botswana x Precious Moment M), shown by Arden Tilghman for owner Green Pastures Arabians, Inc.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MYSTIFIE (Semper Fie x Falcon Myst BHF), ridden by Harold Sander for owner Darrell Turner.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PA LACOLLINE (Sundance Kid V x Larissa PASB), ridden by Peri Tilghman for owner Frank Chisholm.

Region XII Spotlight Futurity Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PA LUCCHESE ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Lily Dancer V), ridden by Caralyn Schroter for owner Margaret Barker.

Arabian English Pleasure Open Champion EXPRESSLY BELLA (IXL Noble Express x Colorado Sage), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Karen Mahan.

Arabian Park Horse ATR - Champion: FIRE MARSHALL BILL (Afire bey V x Ys blue Heaven), ex: beth Weatherford, o: beth Weatherford; Reserve: GLACIER FIRE (baske Afire x show Fly); ex: sophia Handel, o: sophia Handel; 3: THE APPRENTICE (Apollopalooza x Fiering), ex: nancy maximuck, o: nancy maximuck; 4: TOI TROUBLE (matoi x Aristo brocade), ex: Ava Lapham, o: Diane Latham; 5: O HOUDINI (Hucklebey berry x HAr Diamond Girl), ex: monica meacham, o: monica meacham.

o: Jennifer bate; 4: THE BANDERA (Alixir x Arabella mCA), ex: Tara Carpio, o: Tom Chasteen; 5: SW ALLSTAR PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche x Divine eminense), ex: Hannah Pace, o: Hannah Pace.

Charisma x Ciara bey), ex: J. T. Keller, o: Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership; 5: MILLENNIUM PHLASH (Xtreme Phlash x Duinaa), ex: Carla schiltz, o: Dr. George Wiley.

Arabian Ladies Western Side Saddle Open Champion: PICASSO RJA (CG balih el Jamal x salons song), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: Donna Haas; Reserve: VINDICATION (Versace x ekkatarina), ex: olivia Phelan, o: olivia Phelan; 3: VINCENZO (Versace x seraph Alexandra), ex: sara Lohbauer, o: robin Ford.

Side Saddle

Western Pleasure

Arabian Ladies English Side Saddle Open Champion: HUCKS MARISSA (Hucklebey berry x bella bint Cerise), ex: Christy Higman Clements, o: Golden sands Arabians, inc.; Reserve: STAR INTENTION (Dakar el Jamaal x starilla), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: silver star Arabians LLC; 3: MYTOI BASK W (matoi x mG baskari); ex: Jennifer bate,

Arabian Western Pleasure Open - Champion: ALERRO (magnum Psyche x Tuscany bey), ex: Gordon Potts, o: Jerry newman; Reserve: JUST JOE (Versace x beA society ben), ex: stanley White iii, o: Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership; 3: POSSESION PGA (Khadraj nA x rA Po okela), ex: rob bick, o: Frank Chisholm; 4: INDIGO BVA (Ames

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Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: MD DYNASTY OF FAME (starof Fame V x Anas star Fire), ex: stanley White iii, o: Hal Weber; Reserve: KHADILLAC PEA (Khadraj nA x Gai Fantasha), ex: Gordon Potts, o: Colleen meinke; 3: JMA KHAREENA (Khadraj nA x DD Aria), ex: John ryan, o: elaine Finney; 4: ASA MIDNIGHT LUCILLE (midnight magnum x sF Wild orchid), ex: rob bick, o: Kimberly butler; 5: JC KLAYM TO FAME (magnum Psyche x Fames Felicia), ex: Dale brown, o: brenda Daws. Arabian Futurity Western Pleasure - Champion: JOYS JULIETTE (GF Jullyens Joy x echo of rohan), ex: rick Gervasio, o: susan Lee. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: ALERRO (magnum


Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion H MOBILITY H (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Dynasty Arabian Horse Partners LLC.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion FIRE MARSHALL BILL (Af ire Bey V x YS Blue Heaven), ridden by owner Beth Weatherford.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), ridden by owner Dallas Nicole Joiner.

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 and JTR Champion EMANNUEL (Hey Hallelujah x Ericca), ridden by owner Katie DeLoatch.

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion GLACIER FIRE (Baske Afire x Show Fly), ridden by owner Sophia Handel.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Champion BONFIRE ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Vicki Humphrey for owner Lee Ann Flynn.

Psyche x Tuscany Bey), Ex: jerry Newman, O: jerry Newman; Reserve: MEGGA STARR (Besson Carol x AR Belle Starr), Ex: Claude joerg, O: Paperchase Farm; 3: INDIGO BVA (Ames Charisma x Ciara Bey), Ex: Dennis Clark, O: Dennis & linda Clark limited Family Partnership; 4: MAGNUM ENCORE (Magnum Psyche x CA Tinas Wizjon), Ex: Amy Herbert, O: Amy Herbert; 5: WMJ CROWN ROYAL (All Psyched upp x Imdals Tiffany), Ex: Choyer lumpp, O: Choyer lumpp.

(Magnum Psyche x CA Tinas Wizjon), Ex: Amy Herbert, O: Amy Herbert; 3: KHADILLAC PEA (Khadraj NA x Gai Fantasha), Ex: Colleen Meinke, O: Colleen Meinke; 4: WMJ CROWN ROYAL (All Psyched upp x Imdals Tiffany), Ex: Choyer lumpp, O: Choyer lumpp; 5: MEGGA STARR (Besson Carol x AR Belle Starr North), Ex: Claude joerg, O: Paperchase Farm.

Seraph Alexandra), Ex: Sara lohbauer, O: Robin Ford; 4: BRAVEHEART ST (Rohara Versace x laniel), Ex: jonathan Meyer, O: Susan Turner; 5: PSYLVERADO (Padrons Psyche x Desperados Vixen Royal), Ex: Gina Pengue, O: Gina Pengue.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: XTREME DIVA (Xtreme Phlash x Duinaa), Ex: George Wiley II, O: Dr. George Wiley; Reserve: MY POKER FACE (Baron of Steuben x THA little Evie), Ex: Katrina Kaufman, O: Katrina Kaufman. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR - Champion: MILLENNIUM PHLASH (Xtreme Phlash x Duinaa), Ex: George Wiley II, O: Dr. George Wiley; Reserve: MAGNUM ENCORE

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: VINDICATION (Versace x Ekkatarina), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Olivia Phelan; Reserve: VINCENZO (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), Ex: Sara lohbauer, O: Robin Ford; 3: PSYLVERADO (Padrons Psyche x Desperados Vixen), Ex: Gina Pengue, O: Gina Pengue. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: VINDICATION (Versace x Ekkatarina), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Olivia Phelan; Reserve: DAKOTA FIRE QIV (Fire An Ice x Bint Buszmen), Ex: Morgan Wisdom, O: Rebecca upchurch; 3: VINCENZO (Versace x

Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open - Champion: MOONLLYTE MERLOT V ( jullyen El jamaal x Marmalade V), Ex: jennifer Price, O: lyric lefkowitz-Hersh; Reserve: HUN (Gazal Al Shaqab x Hula), Ex: Peri Tilghman, O: The Hun Partnership; 3: STAR INTENTION (Dakar El jamaal x Starilla), Ex: Beth Ann Graves, O: Silver Star Arabians llC; 4: DELACROIX HS (Versace x Kristiana), Ex: Kristen Huntsberger, O: Betty Gail Skinner; 5: EXX RATED (Exxpectation x SF Georgia), Ex: Alex longares, O: Morgan Pelzman. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: PA LUCCHESE ALWAYS (Always A jullyen V x lily Dancer V), Ex:

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion FIRE AND BRASS (Afire Bey V x Brassmis), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Candace Averyt.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion JA MUSTAFIRE (Baske Afire x Vamus), ridden by owner Art Bartlett.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40-54 Champion BONFIRE ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by owner Lee Ann Flynn.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion DA AVANT GUARDIAN (Millennium LOA x DA Dutchess), ridden by owner Rachel Pest.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion CA PHLASH DANCE ( JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), ridden by owner Megan Monette.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion VF PLAYING WITH FIRE (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss), ridden by Maris Castang for owner Kim Castang.

Caralyn schroter, o: margaret barker; Reserve: WHISTLE N AFIRE (Afire bey V x Whistle stop), ex: Casandra banks, o: robert Kelly; 3: FINDING FAME (Versace x Lost-nFound), ex: rob bick, o: Jeanne black; 4: JF STARLIGHT EXPRESS (HF mister Chips x Apollos rockette), ex: Virginia Godwin, o: Kirsten Ashby; 5: SUN NOBELEST SMP (The nobelest x sA Pasafire), ex: mike miller, o: Jacqueline Thompson.

simpson; Reserve: RA JUSTA BLAYZE ( Justafire DGL x TC embroidery), ex: Catherine Appel, o: Catherine Appel; 3: FLY ME TO THEMOON (rohara moon storm x Khuryia), ex: Tracy Kujawa, o: Tracy Kujawa; 4: JF STARLIGHT EXPRESS (HF mister Chips x Apollos rockette), ex: Kirsten Ashby, o: Kirsten Ashby; 5: BO JANGLES V (sundance Kid V x balquenette V), ex: Jean Cathrae, o: Jean Cathrae.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40+ Champion: RA JUSTA BLAYZE ( Justafire DGL x TC embroidery), ex: Catherine Appel, o: Catherine Appel; Reserve: WAR LHORD (montanha x musslyna), ex: Jennette simpson, o: margaret simpson; 3: MAJORETTE EWA (Ds major Afire x magnums Valentine), ex: susan rothman, o: susan rothman; 4: TAL LEXINGTON (neposzar x Alsace), ex: Linda Clark, o: Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership; 5: GWF ANTONN (Allionce x GWF mandolynn), ex: Dorothy W. Younger, o: Dorothy W. Younger.

Arabian Futurity Hunter Pleasure Champion: MAGNANIMOUSLY EWA (PA magnanimous x exquisitely bold), ex: bridget middleton, o: Kelly Fink-Pickarts; Reserve: SHF SOUTHERN PIZZAZ (Piaff PAsb x sHF souths Choice), ex: rhonda Hannon, o: C. edward Davidson DVm; 3: NAZEEFS FLASHY ROSE (nazeef x rC rose), ex: Katie Hennemann, o: Cheryl VanDeusen. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: WAR LHORD (montanha x musslyna), ex: Jennette simpson, o: margaret

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: HA SUNNDANCE (AA Apollo bey x ms eva), ex: Carina miles, o: Carina miles; Reserve: MOONLLYTE MERLOT V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x marmalade V), ex: Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh, o: Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh; 3: FINDING FAME (Versace x Lost-n-Found), ex: J. Casey black, o: Jeanne black; 4: WMJ CONTRIBUTION (DW Tribute x Azalasia), ex: bridget middleton, o: bridget middleton; 5: SW AMULET ( JK Amadeus x rs Angelique), ex: LeAnne moseley, o: LeAnne moseley.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion: MOONLLYTE MERLOT V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x marmalade V), ex: Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh, o: Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh; Reserve: HA SUNNDANCE (AA Apollo bey x ms eva), ex: Carina miles, o: Carina miles; 3: EXX RATED (exxpectation x sF Georgia), ex: Karen miner, o: morgan Pelzman; 4: JF STARLIGHT EXPRESS (HF mister Chips x


Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion X-TREME AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), ridden by Carey Cosgrove for owner Betsy Cosgrove.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion ROL FIRECRACKER (Afire Bey V x Singularcylection), ridden by Sarah Beth Womble for owner Nancy Brand.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion DA TRIPOLLI (Triften x Berry Flirtatious), ridden by Savanna Beale for owner Silver Star Arabians LLC

Arabian Park Horse Open Champion NOBLES DIVA (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire), ridden by Tish Kondas for owner Colleen Boylan.

Arabian Park Horse ATR Champion FIRE MARSHALL BILL (Afire Bey V x YS Blue Heaven), ridden by owner Beth Weatherford.

Arabian Ladies English Side Saddle Open Champion HUCKS MARISSA (Hucklebey Berry x Bella Bint Cerise), ridden by Christy Higman Clements for owner Golden Sands Arabians, Inc.

Apollos Rockette), Ex: Mary Elizabeth Kelly, O: Kirsten Ashby; 5: WMJ CONTRIBUTION (DW Tribute x Azalasia), Ex: Bridget Middleton, O: Bridget Middleton.

Psyche x Miradiance), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers; 3: BEBE KING (Beyond Bey x Glynadia), Ex: Emily Douglas, O: Emily Douglas.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: ACHOSEN FACADE (Well Chosen x Arwana), Ex: Sara lohbauer, O: Sara lohbauer; Reserve: BEACON CW (Ml Mostly Padron x Falcon Song BHF), Ex: Meg Daughton, O: jacqueline Daughton; 3: GSF DREAM WEAVER (A Temptation x Grandeurs Promise), Ex: Rachel Pipkins, O: Rachel Pipkins; 4: DESPERADOS STAR (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Ariela Benchlouch, O: Ariela Benchlouch; 5: SW ALLSTAR PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche x Divine Eminense), Ex: Hannah Pace, O: Hannah Pace.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: THE BANDERA (Alixir x Arabella MCA), Ex: Sarah Beth Womble, O: Tom Chasteen; Reserve: ACHOSEN FACADE (Well Chosen x Arwana), Ex: Sara lohbauer, O: Sara lohbauer; 3: ALISZARREAL (Ali Szar x HA Native Honey), Ex: Chloe Iversen, O: Carol johnson; 4: SW ALLSTAR PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche x Divine Eminense), Ex: Hannah Pace, O: Hannah Pace; 5: DESPERADOS STAR (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Ariela Benchlouch, O: Ariela Benchlouch.

Beale, O: Silver Star Arabians llC; 3: ANGEL EYES DL (Afire Bey V x Petraza), Ex: Rebecca Peabody, O: Scott Peabody; 4: ARMONI GA (Magnum Psyche x Miradiance), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: ANGEL EYES DL (Afire Bey V x Petraza), Ex: Rebecca Peabody, O: Scott Peabody; Reserve: ARMONI GA (Magnum

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: BEBE KING (Beyond Bey x Glynadia), Ex: Emily Douglas, O: Emily Douglas; Reserve: ESPRIT D AMORR (Amadorr x CA Cameo Bey), Ex: Savanna

Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open Champion: HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x jatoi), Ex: Dallas Nicole joiner, O: Dallas Nicole joiner; Reserve: AIR APOLLO (AA Apollo Bey x RSD Irish lace), Ex: Diana McDonough, O: Diana McDonough; 3: DA ULTIMATUM (Hucklebey Berry x PA ultimate Charm), Ex: Beth Ann Graves, O: Silver Star Arabians llC; 4: EQ ESCALADE (Bucharest V x Allurience CG), Ex: lorraine Mikosz, O: Morgan Pelzman; 5: STORMIN NORMAN W (Matoi x MC jabaskolee), Ex: Sarah Beth Womble, O: Belvedere Farm llC. Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion: AIR APOLLO (AA Apollo Bey

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Arabian Ladies Western Side Saddle Open Champion PICASSO RJA (CG Balih El Jamal x Salons Song), ridden by Beth Ann Graves for owner Donna Haas.

Arabian Western Pleasure Open Champion ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Jerry Newman.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MD DYNASTY OF FAME (Starof Fame V x Anas Star Fire), ridden by Stanley White III for owner Hal Weber.

Arabian Futurity Western Pleasure Champion JOYS JULIETTE (GF Jullyens Joy x Echo of Rohan), ridden by Rick Gervasio for owner Susan Lee.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), ridden by owner Jerry Newman.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion XTREME DIVA (Xtreme Phlash x Duinaa), ridden by George Wiley II for owner Dr. George Wiley.

x rsD irish Lace), ex: Diana mcDonough, o: Diana mcDonough; Reserve: EQ ESCALADE (bucharest V x Allurience CG), ex: morgan Pelzman, o: morgan Pelzman; 3: STORMIN NORMAN W (matoi x mC Jabaskolee), ex: sarah beth Womble, o: belvedere Farm LLC; 4: HSA LATEST FASHION (mHr nobility x Hucks Fashion), ex: Tammy Klein, o: Hidden spring Arabians; 5: NIGHTLEI (Heat o Thenight x Afiralei), ex: Ashley barber, o: samantha barber.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD - Champion: S JUSTA SOLO ( Justafire DGL x s Acapella), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers.

baskari), ex: Jennifer bate, o: Jennifer bate; Reserve: MR GS RINGMASTER (el Ghazi x Amber ring), ex: Lee Ann Flynn, o: Lee Ann Flynn; 3: DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey berry x mahoganyy), ex: Kelsey Donahue, o: Kelsey Donahue; 4: TG PARAGUAY (revelation V x Forever safire), ex: Hannah Pace, o: Hannah Pace.

Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Open - Champion: NOBLES DIVA (iXL noble express x Quintara Afire), ex: Tish Kondas, o: Colleen boylan. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Open Champion: PREMIERE SCA (iXL noble express x Gai Fiera Prima), ex: mike miller, o: Jacqueline Thompson.

Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Open Champion: HUCKS MARISSA (Hucklebey berry x bella bint Cerise), ex: Christy Higman Clements, o: Golden sands Arabians, inc.; Reserve: MR GS RINGMASTER (el Ghazi x Amber ring), ex: Vicki Humphrey, o: Lee Ann Flynn; 3: MOUNBEAM (Afire bey V x mounlighting), ex: Christine Johnston, o: iron Horse Farms of GA, LLC; 4: DA ULTIMATUM (Hucklebey berry x PA Ultimate Charm), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: silver star Arabians LLC; 5: MYTOI BASK W (matoi x mG baskari), ex: Dwane Hankins, o: Jennifer bate. Arabian English Show Hack ATR Champion: MYTOI BASK W (matoi x mG

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Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Champion: DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey berry x mahoganyy), ex: Kelsey Donahue, o: Kelsey Donahue; Reserve: MOUNBEAM (Afire bey V x mounlighting), ex: olivia Phelan, o: iron Horse Farms of GA, LLC; 3: TG PARAGUAY (revelation V x Forever safire), ex: Hannah Pace, o: Hannah Pace. Reining Arabian Reining Horse Open - Champion: MOVE IT ON OVER (Haffir el rimal x ss nellie bly), ex: Jesse John Chase, o: James


Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Champion MILLENNIUM PHLASH (Xtreme Phlash x Duinaa), ridden by George Wiley II for owner Dr. George Wiley.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion VINDICATION (Versace x Ekkatarina), ridden by owner Olivia Phelan.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open Champion MOONLLYTE MERLOT V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Marmalade V), ridden by Jennifer Price for owner Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PA LUCCHESE ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Lily Dancer V), ridden by Caralyn Schroter for owner Margaret Barker.

Arabian Futurity Hunter Pleasure Champion MAGNANIMOUSLY EWA (PA Magnanimous x Exquisitely Bold), ridden by Bridget Middleton for owner Kelly Fink-Pickarts.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion WAR LHORD (Montanha x Musslyna), ridden by Jennette Simpson for owner Margaret Simpson.

Meyer; Reserve: MC JUSTA PROMOTION (Promotion x justi Angle), Ex: jesse john Chase, O: james Meyer.

Southern Secrett), Ex: john Dwyatt Bull, O: john Dwyatt Bull.

Womble; 4: TANDT HALL OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x WA Niscat), Ex: Tiffany Bias, O: joyce Moore; 5: COLOR ME FANCY (Bellaire IA x Prettyfancyberry), Ex: Gene Reichardt, O: Gene Reichardt.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR - Champion: MC JUSTA PROMOTION (Promotion x justi Angle), Ex: james Meyer, O: james Meyer; Reserve: CRF BELLA TORINA (Heimdall’s Moment lSC x Bonnie Torina), Ex: August Meagan Toler, O: August Meagan Toler. Trail Arabian Trail Horse Open - Champion: KHATCH A DIAMOND (Kharbine x Southern Secrett), Ex: john Dwyatt Bull, O: john Dwyatt Bull; Reserve: GF JULLYENS JOY ( jullyen El jamaal x Orchid of Rohan), Ex: Rick Gervasio, O: Susan lee. Arabian Trail Horse AOTR - Champion: ALEUTIAN (SH Eukon x Foxviews Candie), Ex: Maris Castang, O: Maris Castang; Reserve: KHATCH A DIAMOND (Kharbine x

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mares Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over - Champion: JJ MANDALAY BAY (Baske Afire x Evangelique), Ex: Terry Holmes, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: DA CHILLIN (Triften x Chills And Thrills), Ex: jacqueline Daughton, O: jacqueline Daughton. HA/AA Mares Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over - Champion: GOLDIE FAWN (Fausto CRH x Carmel Rose), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Don Copeland; Reserve: ROHARA HERMES (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Mari Kate Matthews; 3: EC QUESTION AIRE (Dream Quest x EC Brass Motion), Ex: les Sichini, O: Sarah Beth

HA/AA Mares 2-Year-Old Open - Champion: GH SOUTHERN CHARM (FM Echota x GH Rose of Fame), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Mohamed Ghatas. HA/AA Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Fillies Champion: ROHARA SMOKENMIRRORS (Majik of Marwan x Flameworthy), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Matthew Murray; Reserve: VIOLETA RA (Versace x Too Many Roses), Ex: Eric Wolfe, O: Rojo Arabians; 3: LADY VANTEBELLUM (Versace x Moonrose Delight), Ex: Rob Bick, O: Rojo Arabians. HA/AA Futurity Mares - Champion: ROHARA HERMES (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), Ex: joe Alberti, O: Mari Kate Matthews; Reserve: VERTUOSA (Versace x

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion HA SUNNDANCE (AA Apollo Bey x MS Eva), ridden by owner Carina Miles.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40+ Champion RA JUSTA BLAYZE ( Justafire DGL x TC Embroidery), ridden by owner Catherine Appel.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion MOONLLYTE MERLOT V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Marmalade V), ridden by owner Lyric Lefkowitz-Hersh.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion ACHOSEN FACADE (Well Chosen x Arwana), ridden by owner Sara Lohbauer.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion ANGEL EYES DL (Afire Bey V x Petraza), ridden by Rebecca Peabody for owner Scott Peabody.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion THE BANDERA (Alixir x Arabella MCA), ridden by Sarah Beth Womble for owner Tom Chasteen.

signs and Wonders), ex: John Power, o: Toni robinson; 3: SHF CYN CITI SILVER (sHF silver Jubilee x Vegas), ex: stefanie Gagliardi, o: stefanie Gagliardi.

(magnum Psyche x mis American Pie), ex: Josh Weatherford, o: 2 moon ranch.

HA/AA Geldings In-Hand 2-Year-Old Open - Champion: SAFARI AF (Taste Afire x butterfly’s Kentucky rose), ex: Les sichini, o: Don olvey.

HA/AA Mares Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over AOTH - Champion: JJ MANDALAY BAY (baske Afire x evangelique); ex: elaine Finney, o: elaine Finney. HA/AA Mares Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over AOTH - Champion: GOLDIE FAWN (Fausto CrH x Carmel rose), ex: Don Copeland, o: Don Copeland; Reserve: ROHARA HERMES (magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), ex: mari Kate matthews, o: mari Kate matthews; 3: EC QUESTION AIRE (Dream Quest x eC brass motion), ex: sarah beth Womble, o: sarah beth Womble; 4: TANDT HALL OF FAME (The Color of Fame x WA niscat), ex: emily Douglas, o: Joyce moore; 5: ROHARAMERICANELEGANCE

Geldings HA/AA Geldings In-Hand Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over - Champion: TRES KOOL (Phi slama Jama x nDL Angelica), ex: rob bick, o: GAA/DPA Trust; Reserve: AFIRE AT HEART (A major Fire x mystical Fire JDr), ex: beth stover, o: beth stover. HA/AA Geldings In-Hand Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over - Champion: RA POKER FACE (Versace x Too many roses), ex: mike Wilson, o: Peri Tilghman; Reserve: ROHARA MARC MY WORD (Qr marc x Phun night), ex: John rannenberg, o: rohara Arabians LLC; 3: IMA HEIR TO GOLD (mCA magnum Gold x sKF marilyn monroe), ex: rob macDougall, o: Carol Tatem; 4: AMBRES FANTASTIK (Ambre x Fancy), ex: randy meyer, o: randy meyer.

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HA/AA Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colts/ Geldings - Champion: KOWETA CALL ME EURO (europia x Call me Callie), ex: mark Jamieson, o: Donna mahfuz. HA/AA Futurity Geldings - Champion: ROHARA MARC MY WORD (Qr marc x Phun night), ex: John rannenberg, o: rohara Arabians LLC; Reserve: KHOMETS STORM RUNNER (Khomet x summer magic), ex: Cheryl VanDeusen, o: Cheryl VanDeusen. HA/AA Geldings In-Hand Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over AOTH - Champion: SAFARI AF (Taste Afire x butterfly’s Kentucky rose), ex: Don olvey, o: Don olvey; Reserve: AFIRE AT HEART (A major Fire x mystical Fire JDr), ex: beth stover, o: beth stover.


Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion BEBE KING (Beyond Bey x Glynadia), ridden by owner Emily Douglas.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open Champion HEY ITS MY TOI (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), ridden by owner Dallas Nicole Joiner.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion AIR APOLLO (AA Apollo Bey x RSD Irish Lace), ridden by owner Diana McDonough.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Open Champion NOBLES DIVA (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire), driven by Tish Kondas for owner Colleen Boylan.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Open Champion PREMIERE SCA (IXL Noble Express x Gai Fiera Prima), driven by Mike Miller for owner Jacqueline Thompson.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion S JUSTA SOLO ( Justafire DGL x S Acapella), driven by owner Sydney Landers.

HA/AA Geldings In-Hand Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over AOTH - Champion: IMA HEIR TO GOLD (MCA Magnum Gold x SKF Marilyn Monroe), Ex: Robin Criswell, O: Carol Tatem; Reserve: AMBRES FANTASTIK (Ambre x Fancy), Ex: jonathan Meyer, O: Randy Meyer; 3: MUS BE FAMOUS (The Color Of Fame x WA Niscat), Ex: Alexus Myers, O: joyce Moore.

Wild V), Ex: john Ryan, O: Kenneth Knipe; 5: GHAZIMOTO (El Ghazi x Princess Greystone), Ex: Christy Higman Clements, O: Andea Holland.

Mountainviews Highland Reucus), Ex: Carol Skeuse Hart, O: Springwater Farm; 5: PERON (Europia x Ring Of Fire BM), Ex: Kevin McBride, O: Kevin McBride.

English Pleasure

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: SF WHOZ WHO (Horal x IXl Saphire), Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Pamela Harris; Reserve: SF HIDDEN CHARM (Cologne x Mountainviews Highland Reucus), Ex: john Ryan, O: Springwater Farm; 3: HS TRINITY (Caliente NA x Zeeline), Ex: Rebecca Diacont, O: linda Pizzonia.

HA/AA English Pleasure Open - Champion: LADY MARMALADE RTA (Phi Slama jama x OFW Elyzabeth), Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Kelli Aguirre; Reserve: SA RAPID FIRE (Afire Bey V x PF lady Cameo), Ex: Vicki Humphrey, O: lee Ann Flynn; 3: VOODOO CHILD (Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town), Ex: john Rannenberg, O: Brooksley Sheehe; 4: BERRY WHITE (Phantom V x Im Berry

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: THE BIG EAZY (El Ghazi x Qualiphi Time), Ex: joseph Kinnarney, O: joseph Kinnarney; Reserve: COLLECT CALL (VF Premonition x Doubletrees lady Of Intrigue), Ex: Kelli Aguirre, O: Kelli Aguirre; 3: SA RAPID FIRE (Afire Bey V x PF lady Cameo), Ex: lee Ann Flynn, O: lee Ann Flynn; 4: SF HIDDEN CHARM (Cologne x

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: VOODOO CHILD (Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town), Ex: Brooksley Sheehe, O: Brooksley Sheehe; Reserve: SUMMER MAN (CH Sultan’s Matchmaker x Summer Roses), Ex: Kennedy Hester, O: Madge Hester; 3: PHIRE POWER (Afire Bey V x Reedann’s Phire And Desire), Ex: MacKenzie Krizek, O: MacKenzie Krizek; 4: HH MANNO CHROME (Manno x Exceladett), Ex: jessica Tolson, O: Rebecca Tolson.

Half-Arabian Performance

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR - Champion: SIEREUSLY HOT WH (Baske Afire x Siere uSI), Ex: Sarah Beth Womble, O: Belvedere Farm llC; Reserve: NO APOLLOGEEZ (Apollopalooza x To A Wild Rose), Ex: Chloe Iversen, O: Twin Creek Farm llC;

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Arabian English Show Hack Open Champion HUCKS MARISSA (Hucklebey Berry x Bella Bint Cerise), ridden by Christy Higman Clements for owner Golden Sands Arabians, Inc.

Arabian English Show Hack ATR Champion MYTOI BASK W (Matoi x MG Baskari), ridden by owner Jennifer Bate.

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Champion DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy), ridden by owner Kelsey Donahue.

Arabian Reining Horse Open Champion MOVE IT ON OVER (Haff ir El Rimal x SS Nellie Bly), ridden by Jesse John Chase for owner James Meyer.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Champion MC JUSTA PROMOTION (Promotion x Justi Angle), ridden by owner James Meyer.

Arabian Trail Horse Open Champion KHATCH A DIAMOND (Kharbine x Southern Secrett), ridden by owner John Dwyatt Bull.

3: COLLECT CALL (VF Premonition x Doubletrees Lady of intrigue), ex: Gabrielle Aguirre, o: Kelli Aguirre.

sweet Caroline), ex: Vicki Humphrey, o: Lee Ann Flynn.

DGL (reggies American Legend x Promises Kept), ex: Kathy miLavic, o: Kathy miLavic.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: SSAPHIRA (Afire bey V x PF Lady Cameo), ex: Joel Kiesner, o: Joseph Kinnarney; Reserve: JAEGER BOMB (VCP magnifire x The Lady rose), ex: Tish Kondas, o: Tish Kondas; 3: RA GIFT OF FIRE (bask Afire bey x Putting on The ritz), ex: Peri Tilghman, o: robert Jost.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40-54 - Champion: DOUBLE PLATINUM (Afire bey V x evitaa), ex: elizabeth Tyler, o: elizabeth Tyler; Reserve: ROL SKYS THE LIMIT (Cytosk x Callaways blue sky), ex: Laura Gault, o: Laura Gault; 3: TOP OF THE MARK (GTF Halmark x PDP Kossandra), ex: Lisa Giovanniello, o: Diamond Hill Arabians LLC; 4: WHOOZAPALOOZA Z (Apollopalooza x ocean View), ex: Christina Gillhan, o: Christina Gillhan; 5: VIN DIESEL (baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), ex: Andea Holland, o: Andea Holland.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR - Champion: SIEREUSLY HOT WH (baske Afire x siere Usi), ex: sarah beth Womble, o: belvedere Farm LLC; Reserve: NO APOLLOGEEZ (Apollopalooza x To A Wild rose), ex: Chloe iversen, o: Twin Creek Farm LLC. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open - Champion: SHOCK AND AWE DSF (millennium LoA x byzance), ex: Joel Kiesner, o: Kimberly shackleford; Reserve: CARRY ON LOA (millennium LoA x Caramar), ex: Jessica Clinton, o: Lindsey Claire Farni; 3: NOBODYLIKEME (majesteit x CitybyThebay A), ex: Ashton Kiesner, o: Deborah Pearson; 4: DOUBLE PLATINUM (Afire bey V x evitaa), ex: Tish Kondas, o: elizabeth Tyler; 5: BASKE AFIREBALL (baske Afire x Callaways

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over - Champion: NAVAJO ROSE (navajo moun x Love And roses), ex: Larue Allen, o: Larue Allen; Reserve: ADMIRAL BASKE (baske Afire x Admiral Lotus blossom), ex: Gale Waldon, o: Gale Waldon; 3: TOM KREWSE LOA (Krewe x sultan’s Final Dawn), ex: nancy maximuck, o: nancy maximuck; 4: SWEPT AWAY ( Justafire DGL x madbanks Jewel), ex: Debby Holden, o: Cornerstone ranch LLC; 5: PRESIDIO

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujah x scarletts swirling ember), ex: Dallas nicole Joiner, o: Dallas nicole Joiner; Reserve: BROOKS N DUNN (Premis x swinging event), ex: Ava Lapham, o: Diane


Arabian Trail Horse AOTR Champion ALEUTIAN (SH Eukon x Foxviews Candie), ridden by owner Maris Castang.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion JJ MANDALAY BAY (Baske Afire x Evangelique), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Elaine Finney.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over Champion GOLDIE FAWN (Fausto CRH x Carmel Rose), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Don Copeland.

HA/AA Mare 2-Year-Old Open Champion GH SOUTHERN CHARM (FM Echota x GH Rose of Fame), shown by Eric Wolfe for owner Mohamed Ghatas.

HA/AA Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Filly Champion ROHARA SMOKENMIRRORS (Majik of Marwan x Flameworthy), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Matthew Murray.

HA/AA Futurity Mare Champion ROHARA HERMES (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), shown by Joe Alberti for owner Mari Kate Matthews.

latham; 3: BEY BERRIES N CREAM (Supreme Infiniti x Manhattan’s Mountain Music), Ex: Kristin Turner, O: Kristin Turner; 4: FIRE OF LOVE (Afire Bey V x Eternal love), Ex: Brooksley Sheehe, O: Phillip and johanna Sheehe.

(Take Heart x Akways MTA), Ex: Cassidy Raymond, O: Raymond Arabians llC; Reserve: TANKISO NG (Arborlane Tangos Wee Pee x MG Baskari), Ex: Alexandra Petruzzelli, O: Alexandra Petruzzelli; 3: SULTAN’S WILD FIRE (Sultans Premier x Kiss Afire), Ex: Gabrielle Aguirre, O: Kelli Aguirre; 4: LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x lady larda W), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Olivia Phelan; 5: BOGHAZI (El Ghazi x joans Dream), Ex: Brenna Harper, O: Brenna Harper.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 - Champion: A HEART THROB MTA (Take Heart x Akways MTA), Ex: Cassidy Raymond, O: Raymond Arabians llC; Reserve: FUNKY WHITE BOY (AA Apollo Bey x CF Delightful Encounter), Ex: Elizabeth Moore, O: Elizabeth Moore; 3: TANKISO NG (Arborlane Tangos Wee Pee x MG Baskari), Ex: Alexandra Petruzzelli, O: Alexandra Petruzzelli; 4: TOP GUN CF (Millennium lOA x Guns And Roses), Ex: Gabrielle Aguirre, O: Kelli Aguirre; 5: LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x lady larda W), Ex: Olivia Phelan, O: Olivia Phelan.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR - Champion: SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium lOA x Byzance), Ex: Kimberly Shackleford, O: Kimberly Shackleford; Reserve: DOUBLE PLATINUM (Afire Bey V x Evitaa), Ex: Elizabeth Tyler, O: Elizabeth Tyler; 3: HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujah x Scarletts Swirling Ember), Ex: Dallas Nicole joiner, O: Dallas Nicole joiner; 4: SF BLONDE AMBITION (Cologne x My Formal lady), Ex: Carol Skeuse Hart, O: Springwater Farm; 5: BROOKS N DUNN (Premis x Swinging Event), Ex: Ava lapham, O: Diane latham. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: A HEART THROB MTA

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: CARRY ON LOA (Millennium lOA x Caramar), Ex: lindsey Claire Farni, O: lindsey Claire Farni; Reserve: LADIGHAZI (El Ghazi x junior Bridesmaid), Ex: Alexandra Gendron, O: Alexandra Gendron; 3: APOLLO MCCARTNEY (Apollopalooza x uF Supreme Surprise), Ex: Raven Gropp, O: Raven Gropp; 4: VAVA VOOM (Apollopalooza x Electra Special), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: CARRY ON LOA (Millennium lOA x Caramar), Ex: lindsey Claire Farni, O: lindsey Claire Farni; Reserve: LADIGHAZI (El Ghazi x junior Bridesmaid), Ex: Alexandra Gendron, O: Alexandra Gendron; 3: APOLLO MCCARTNEY (Apollopalooza x uF Supreme Surprise), Ex: Raven Gropp, O: Raven Gropp.

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HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over AOTH Champion JJ MANDALAY BAY (Baske Afire x Evangelique), shown by owner Elaine Finney.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over AOTH Champion GOLDIE FAWN (Fausto CRH x Carmel Rose), shown by owner Don Copeland.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion TRES KOOL (Phi Slama Jama x NDL Angelica), shown by Rob Bick for owner GAA/DPA Trust.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over Champion RA POKER FACE (Versace x Too Many Roses), shown by Mike Wilson for owner Peri Tilghman.

HA/AA Gelding 2-Year-Old Open Champion SAFARI AF (Taste Af ire x Butterfly’s Kentucky Rose), shown by Les Sichini for owner Don Olvey.

HA/AA Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt/ Gelding Champion KOWETA CALL ME EURO (Europia x Call Me Callie), shown by Mark Jamieson for owner Donna Mahfuz.

Park

Side Saddle

HA/AA Park Horse Open - Champion: EXCELS HIGH FASHION (Ae excel x my All Time High), ex: Jessica Clinton, o: Apryl Hughes; Reserve: TOI STAR CRF (matoi x super star LoA), ex: David mikosz, o: renee Pelzman; 3: HEIR STRIKE (supreme Heir x eA Aphroditie), ex: Tish Kondas, o: Denise Wright.

HA/AA Ladies English Side Saddle Open - Champion: LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x Lady Larda W), ex: Christine Johnston, o: olivia Phelan; Reserve: GHAZIS PRECIOUS LADY (el Ghazi x Precious Property), ex: sara Lohbauer, o: robin Ford; 3: EVEREADY LOA (Toi soldier x Honeytrap), ex: beth Weatherford, o: beth Weatherford; 4: JUST FOOLING AROUND (DW Tribute x Jet’s miss America), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: Premier Arabians LLC; 5: ELUSIVE VERSACE (Versace x Uninhibited), ex: rebecca Horton, o: Catherine Appel.

Thrills), ex: Laurie Ann salmi, o: Joyce Ann schroeder; 4: I’M BOUTIFUL TOO (boucco Too x Paw Paws Pumpkin), ex: niki Hardy, o: robin Hardy.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR - Champion: HOT AS AFIRE (Afire bey V x sparkling royalty), ex: Katie Harvey, o: KGb Texas marketingPublic relations, inc.; Reserve: GHAZIMOTO (el Ghazi x Princess Greystone), ex: Andea Holland, o: Andea Holland; 3: GAME ON (Apollopallooza x High Time’s masquerade), ex: Ava Lapham, o: Diane Latham; 4: HEIR STRIKE (supreme Heir x eA Aphroditie), ex: Katelyn edwards, o: Denise Wright.

A/AA Ladies Western Side Saddle Open Champion: L A SUREWIN WILLIAMS (Krewe x Good Golly miss molly), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: Choyer Lumpp; Reserve: WR ISABELLA (Amazing Fame V x baskabella), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers; 3: DA CHEAP THRILLS (Allionce x Chills and

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Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure Open - Champion: CALL ME AWESOME (nW Awesome x miss rippin rascal), ex: stanley White iii, o: Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership; Reserve: CA SKY HIGH (sky Fighter x sAA Aladdinette), ex: J. T. Keller, o: Dick Waddell; 3: ONE KNIGHT STAND (Allionces Knight x miss rippen rascal), ex: Gordon Potts, o: sally Conrad beyer; 4: UNZIPPED FOR KIXX (expectation x Lil Pine blossom), ex: rob bick, o: LeAnne moseley; 5: IM A RICH GIRL (Vanilla Zip x Aloha Waiki), ex: John rannenberg, o: maddy Winer. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: VVF UNDENIABLY BLONDE (roi rogers HmG x VVF magic Legacy), ex:


HA/AA Futurity Gelding Champion ROHARA MARC MY WORD (QR Marc x Phun Night), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Rohara Arabians LLC.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over AOTH Champion SAFARI AF (Taste Af ire x Butterfly’s Kentucky Rose), shown by owner Don Olvey.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over AOTH Champion IMA HEIR TO GOLD (MCA Magnum Gold x SKF Marilyn Monroe), shown by Robin Criswell for owner Carol Tatem.

HA/AA English Pleasure Open Champion LADY MARMALADE RTA (Phi Slama Jama x OFW Elyzabeth), ridden by Tish Kondas for owner Kelli Aguirre.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SF WHOZ WHO (Horal x IXL Saphire), ridden by Tish Kondas for owner Pamela Harris.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion THE BIG EAZY (El Ghazi x Qualiphi Time), ridden by owner Joseph Kinnarney.

Casandra Banks, O: lynn Schoeler; Reserve: ZIPS PROMISE (Xtreme Phlash x Zip Me lucky), Ex: Carla Schiltz, O: George Wiley II; 3: ALADDA MAMAS CASH (CC Dash Of lighting x Tsulbriannah), Ex: Caralyn Schroter, O: lindsay Adams; 4: IM ALL THAT (Poco Van Star Two x Sweet Rewards), Ex: Rick Gault, O: leon Barber jr.; 5: TAINTED LADY (Xtreme Phlash x ya Spot Me), Ex: George Wiley II, O: George Wiley II.

(lucky Sol Moon x Z Desert Moon), Ex: linda Clark, O: Dennis Clark.

Partnership; 3: ALADDA MAMAS CASH (CC Dash of lighting x Tsulbriannah), Ex: lindsay Adams, O: lindsay Adams; 4: CBS WATUSI (Baskafix II x Top Kat), Ex: Rebecca Fulkerson, O: Rebecca Fulkerson; 5: CA SKY HIGH (Sky Fighter x SAA Aladdinette), Ex: Dick Waddell, O: Dick Waddell.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: IMA STARBUCK (Poco Van Star Two x Sweet Rewards), Ex: leon Barber jr., O: leon Barber jr.; Reserve: CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), Ex: Dennis Clark, O: Dennis & linda Clark limited Family Partnership; 3: VVF UNDENIABLY BLONDE (Roi Rogers HMG x VVF Magic legacy), Ex: lynn Schoeler, O: lynn Schoeler; 4: IM A RICH GIRL (Vanilla Zip x Aloha Waiki), Ex: Maddy Winer, O: Maddy Winer; 5: DLC TOTAL ECLIPSE

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: ALADDA MAMAS CASH (CC Dash of lighting x Tsulbriannah), Ex: lindsay Adams, O: lindsay Adams; Reserve: ZIPS PROMISE (Xtreme Phlash x Zip Me lucky), Ex: George Wiley II, O: George Wiley II; 3: VVF UNDENIABLY BLONDE (Roi Rogers HMG x VVF Magic legacy), Ex: jennifer Shearer, O: lynn Schoeler; 4: CBS WATUSI (Baskafix II x Top Kat), Ex: Rebecca Fulkerson, O: Rebecca Fulkerson; 5: UNZIPPED FOR KIXX (Expectation x lil Pine Blossom), Ex: leAnne Moseley, O: leAnne Moseley. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR - Champion: IMA STARBUCK (Poco Van Star Two x Sweet Rewards), Ex: leon Barber jr., O: leon Barber jr.; Reserve: CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), Ex: Dennis Clark, O: Dennis & linda Clark limited Family

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR - Champion: DUN DA DUNDUN DUN (TA Rising Starr x Chex Golden Dun), Ex: Kelsey Donahue, O: Kelsey Donahue; Reserve: POKER FACE (Baygeym x Docs little Sheba), Ex: jonathan Meyer, O: leigh Meyer; 3: MY T MAHOGANY (Michal T Mahogany x BB Silk Stockings), Ex: Georgia White, O: Crystal Chastain-White; 4: WR ISABELLA (Amazing Fame V x Baskabella), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR - Champion: DUN DA DUNDUN DUN (TA Rising Starr x Chex Golden Dun), Ex: Kelsey Donahue, O:

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HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion VOODOO CHILD (Baske Af ire x Only Girl In Town), ridden by owner Brooksley Sheehe.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR Champion SIEREUSLY HOT WH (Baske Afire x Siere USI), ridden by Sarah Beth Womble for owner Belvedere Farm LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open Champion SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Kimberly Shackleford.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SSAPHIRA (Af ire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Joseph Kinnarney.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion NAVAJO ROSE (Navajo Moun x Love And Roses), ridden by owner LaRue Allen.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40-54 Champion DOUBLE PLATINUM (Afire Bey V x Evitaa), ridden by owner Elizabeth Tyler.

Kelsey Donahue; Reserve: MY T MAHOGANY (michal T mahogany x bb silk stockings), ex: Georgia White, o: Crystal Chastain-White; 3: POKER FACE (baygeym x Docs Little sheba), ex: Jonathan meyer, o: Leigh meyer; 4: WR ISABELLA (Amazing Fame V x baskabella), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers.

Psyche x Flameworthy), ex: mari Kate matthews, o: mari Kate matthews; Reserve: RA POKER FACE (Versace x Too many roses), ex: Peri Tilghman, o: Peri Tilghman; 3: MM CLAIM TO FLAME (sir Fames HbV x Flameworthy), ex: bridget middleton, o: bridget middleton; 4: DB HIP HIP HURRAHZ (Alliegance V x Cbs rahz), ex: Chance mcDaniel, o: nanette Harley; 5: HI STAKES LEGACY (Versace x Hi stakes), ex: Caralyn schroter, o: Kristen maurer.

5: MAGNUMS FIRE AT WILL (magnum Psyche x by The Grace), ex: beth Weatherford, o: beth Weatherford.

Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open - Champion: ONLY AT NIGHT (mashant x spring Follie), ex: Caralyn schroter, o: margaret barker; Reserve: WP VANUATU (oran Van bandy x stelladora), ex: beth Ann Graves, o: silver star Arabians LLC; 3: MEET ME N PARIS (Versace x sonateena), ex: rob bick, o: Debra Hines; 4: GWF VALENTINO (Versace x nm rio), ex: Carla schiltz, o: Alison breslin; 5: RS MAJOR MOTION (rs Locomotion x rosa Linda), ex: Kristen Huntsberger, o: W. Kent Dean. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: ROHARA HERMES (magnum

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: BG KEYEV (CA Keyruption x Percepssion), ex: Wendy Leblanc-nogler, o: Wendy Leblanc-nogler; Reserve: ZA MAGNUM MASQUERADE (magnum Psyche x Venus De mono), ex: nancye mcCowan, o: nancye mcCowan; 3: PF BLACKBERRY WINTER (Horal x besqua Dia), ex: Dr. Jeanne Kowalezyk, o: Dr. Jeanne Kowalezyk; 4: DA CHILLIN (Triften x Chills And Thrills), ex: Jacqueline Daughton, o: Jacqueline Daughton;

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: EVERLASTIN LOVE (Canadian Love x ring of Fire bm), ex: brooksley sheehe, o: brooksley sheehe; Reserve: MM CLAIM TO FLAME (sir Fames HbV x Flameworthy), ex: bridget middleton, o: bridget middleton; 3: MEET ME N PARIS (Versace x sonateena), ex: brooke Hines, o: Debra Hines; 4: RS MAJOR MOTION (rs Locomotion x rosa Linda), ex: Kentley Dean, o: W. Kent Dean; 5: BA TRUE BLUE (santanas Charm x Xceptionl Vintage), ex: Lexie Keding, o: Lexie Keding. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40+ Champion: ZA MAGNUM MASQUERADE (magnum Psyche x Venus De mono), ex: nancye mcCowan, o: nancye mcCowan; Reserve: LAST ROSE OF SUMMER (The Heat ison x rosa Den De rose), ex: Laurie murphy, o:


HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion HEY BEY BE (Hey Hallelujah x Scarletts Swirling Ember), ridden by owner Dallas Nicole Joiner.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by owner Kimberly Shackleford.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion A HEART THROB MTA (Take Heart x Akways MTA), ridden by Cassidy Raymond for owner Raymond Arabians LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion CARRY ON LOA (Millennium LOA x Caramar), ridden by owner Lindsey Claire Farni.

HA/AA Park Horse Open Champion EXCELS HIGH FASHION (AE Excel x My All Time High), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owner Apryl Hughes.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Texas Marketing-Public Relations, Inc.

laurie Murphy; 3: BG KEYEV (CA Keyruption x Percepssion N), Ex: Wendy leBlanc-Nogler, O: Wendy leBlanc-Nogler; 4: MAGNUMS FIRE AT WILL (Magnum Psyche x By The Grace), Ex: Beth Weatherford, O: Beth Weatherford; 5: VERY BERRY (Millennium lOA x Highlightin), Ex: Beth Stover, O: Beth Stover.

Spring Follie), Ex: Margaret Barker, O: Margaret Barker; Reserve: DA CHILLIN (Triften x Chills And Thrills), Ex: Meg Daughton, O: jacqueline Daughton; 3: GIANNI’S GOLD (Gianni Versailles x Wartime Commandress), Ex: Savannah Werner, O: Savannah Werner; 4: BERRY KOOL (Bey Berry Dancer x Classic Delight), Ex: Taylor Peabody, O: Scott Peabody; 5: AMBRES FANTASTIK (Ambre x Fancy), Ex: jonathan Meyer, O: Randy Meyer.

Barker; Reserve: GWF VALENTINO (Versace x NM Rio), Ex: Chloe Iversen, O: Alison Breslin; 3: GIANNI’S GOLD (Gianni Versailles x Wartime Commandress), Ex: Savannah Werner, O: Savannah Werner; 4: DA CHILLIN (Triften x Chills And Thrills), Ex: Meg Daughton, O: jacqueline Daughton; 5: BERRY KOOL (Bey Berry Dancer x Classic Delight), Ex: Taylor Peabody, O: Scott Peabody.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion: EVERLASTIN LOVE (Canadian love x Ring Of Fire BM), Ex: Brooksley Sheehe, O: Brooksley Sheehe; Reserve: MEET ME N PARIS (Versace x Sonateena), Ex: Brooke Hines, O: Debra Hines; 3: BA TRUE BLUE (Santanas Charm x Xceptionl Vintage), Ex: lexie Keding, O: lexie Keding; 4: DB HIP HIP HURRAHZ (Alliegance V x CBS Rahz), Ex: T. Travis Capobianco, O: Nanette Harley; 5: RS MAJOR MOTION (RS locomotion x Rosa linda), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: W. Kent Dean. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: ONLY AT NIGHT (Mashant x

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion: DAENCIN IN THE DARK (Daen x KA Narya), Ex: Raven Gropp, O: Raven Gropp; Reserve: ZA MAGNUM MASQUERADE (Magnum Psyche x Venus De Mono), Ex: Hannah McCowan, O: Nancye McCowan; 3: MAVICA (Forty-Second Street ERB x El Sienna), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: ONLY AT NIGHT (Mashant x Spring Follie), Ex: Margaret Barker, O: Margaret

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: DAENCIN IN THE DARK (Daen x KA Narya), Ex: Raven Gropp, O: Raven Gropp; Reserve: MAVICA (FortySecond Street ERB x El Sienna), Ex: Sydney landers, O: Sydney landers; 3: ZA MAGNUM MASQUERADE (Magnum Psyche x Venus De Mono), Ex: Hannah McCowan, O: Nancye McCowan; 4: VERSAGIO (Versace x FF Pirouette), Ex: Brittany Holmes, O: Betty Morris; 5: HOT DIAMOND RIO (RA Hot Every Nite x Selket Whisper), Ex: Sydnee Crow, O: Sarah Holton.

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HA/AA Ladies English Side Saddle Open Champion LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x Lady Larda W), ridden by Christine Johnston for owner Olivia Phelan.

HA/AA Ladies Western Side Saddle Open Champion L A SUREWIN WILLIAMS (Krewe x Good Golly Miss Molly), ridden by Beth Ann Graves for owner Choyer Lumpp.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Stanley White III for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VVF UNDENIABLY BLONDE (Roi Rogers HMG x VVF Magic Legacy), ridden by Casandra Banks for owner Lynn Schoeler.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and AATR Champion IMA STARBUCK (Poco Van Star Two x Sweet Rewards), ridden by owner Leon Barber Jr.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion ALADDA MAMAS CASH (CC Dash of Lighting x Tsulbriannah), ridden by owner Lindsay Adams.

Native Costume

Deleon, o: Arnette Deleon; 5: GHAZIS PRECIOUS LADY (el Ghazi x Precious Property), ex: sara Lohbauer, o: robin Ford.

robert x river Dance nA), ex: rob bick, o: KGb Texas marketing-Public relations, inc.; Reserve: MM CLINT MAROON (Good Thunder x Flameworthy), ex: David mikosz, o: Laurie Zink; 3: MY CHAMINADE (my Generation x ronette b), ex: richard Waller, o: Diane Latham.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open - Champion: EVER SO HOT (UnquestionablyHot x eruptive), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers; Reserve: SHAKEN NOT STIRRED ( Justafire DGL x La mirabella), ex: Christy Higman Clements, o: Cornerstone ranch LLC; 3: WINE ME UP LOA (Toi soldier x Greencrofts Wild bouget), ex: shanna Dillon, o: barbara Dungan; 4: REAL JOY (Premis x Winter Joy), ex: nancy sims, o: nancy sims. HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR - Champion: EVER SO HOT (UnquestionablyHot x eruptive), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers; Reserve: I TAKE YOU (Take Heart x Pfiness), ex: Lindsey Claire Farni, o: Lindsey Claire Farni; 3: EVEREADY LOA (Toi soldier x Honeytrap), ex: beth Weatherford, o: beth Weatherford; 4: ACTION TOI LOA (Toi soldier x marietta), ex: Arnette

Driving HA/AA Pleasure Driving Open - Champion: NO APOLLOGEEZ (Apollopalooza x To A Wild rose), ex: Tish Kondas, o: Twin Creek Farm LLC; Reserve: HOT AS AFIRE (Afire bey V x sparkling royalty), ex: rob bick, o: KGb Texas marketing-Public relations, inc.; 3: TOI STAR CRF (matoi x super star LoA), ex: David mikosz, o: renee Pelzman. HA/AA Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion: HS LIBERTY (A Temptation x Pilenora), ex: Linda Pizzonia, o: Linda Pizzonia; Reserve: TRES KOOL (Phi slama Jama x nDL Angelica), ex: Deborah Atwood, o: GAA/DPA Trust. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Open Champion: VICTIM OF LOVE (sir William

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HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion: ROHARA AMERICANLEGEND ( Justafire DGL x miz American Pie), ex: Karen Havice, o: Karen Havice; Reserve: MM CLINT MAROON (Good Thunder x Flameworthy), ex: Laurie Zink, o: Laurie Zink; 3: VAVA VOOM (Apollopalooza x electra special), ex: sydney Landers, o: sydney Landers. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Open Champion: PRESIDIO DGL (reggies American Legend x Promises Kept), ex: Dwane Hankins, o: Kathy miLavic; Reserve: SULTAN’S WILD FIRE (sultans Premier x


HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR Champion DUN DA DUNDUN DUN (TA Rising Starr x Chex Golden Dun), ridden by owner Kelsey Donahue.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Champion ONLY AT NIGHT (Mashant x Spring Follie), ridden by Caralyn Schroter for owner Margaret Barker.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ROHARA HERMES (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), ridden by owner Mari Kate Matthews.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion BG KEYEV (CA Keyruption x Percepssion), ridden by owner Wendy LeBlanc-Nogler.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 18-39 Champion EVERLASTIN LOVE (Canadian Love x Ring Of Fire BM), ridden by owner Brooksley Sheehe.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40+ Champion ZA MAGNUM MASQUERADE (Magnum Psyche x Venus De Mono), ridden by owner Nancye McCowan.

Kiss Afire), Ex: Kelli Aguirre, O: Kelli Aguirre; 3: ARGENTINAA (Afire Bey V x Evitaa), Ex: Tish Kondas, O: Elizabeth Tyler.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR - Champion: PAULIS LIL LENA (Paulis O lena x Basyna), Ex: john Dwyatt Bull, O: john Dwyatt Bull; Reserve: DB ANNILLUSIVE MOON (Raleighs Full Moon x Annillusion), Ex: Nanette Harley, O: Nanette Harley.

A/HA/AA Showmanship In-Hand JTH 13 & Under - Champion: Daencin In The Dark (Daen x KA Narya), Ex: RAVEN GROPP, O: Raven Gropp; Reserve: Armoni GA (Magnum Psyche x Miradiance), Ex: SYDNEY LANDERS, O: Sydney landers; 3: MAF Silver N Gold (Seyad x FV Rabbinas Bit Of Gold), Ex: CODY CHAMBERLAIN, O: Marie Taylor; 4: Pass The Martini (Snow Pass x Martinaa), Ex: MCKENZIE JOHNSON, O: Danielle johnson.

HA/AA English Show Hack ATR - Champion: GHAZIS PRECIOUS LADY (El Ghazi x Precious Property), Ex: Sara lohbauer, O: Robin Ford; Reserve: AIR JORDANN (Samors A Fire x Status Bright Hour), Ex: Carolyn Cooper, O: lori Cooper; 3: ACTION TOI LOA (Toi Soldier x Marietta), Ex: Arnette Deleon, O: Arnette Deleon; 4: EVEREADY LOA (Toi Soldier x Honeytrap), Ex: Beth Weatherford, O: Beth Weatherford; 5: PRESIDIO DGL (Reggies American legend x Promises Kept), Ex: Kathy Milavic, O: Kathy Milavic. Reining HA/AA Reining Horse Open - Champion: DB ANNILLUSIVE MOON (Raleighs Full Moon x Annillusion), Ex: jesse john Chase, O: Nanette Harley.

Showmanship/ Horsemanship A/HA/AA Showmanship In-Hand JTH 14-17 - Champion: Vincenzo (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), Ex: SARA LOHBAUER, O: Robin Ford; Reserve: Aleutian (SH Eukon x Foxviews Candie), Ex: MARIS CASTANG, O: Maris Castang; 3: Flirting With Fire (Afire Bey V x lakewood’s lady Flirt), Ex: MEG DAUGHTON, O: jacqueline Daughton; 4: Berry Kool (Bey Berry Dancer x Classic Delight), Ex: TAYLOR PEABODY, O: Scott Peabody.

A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR - Champion: Vincenzo (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), Ex: SARA LOHBAUER, O: Robin Ford; Reserve: WR Isabella (Amazing Fame V x Baskabella), Ex: SYDNEY LANDERS, O: Sydney landers; 3: Nicholas Of Soho (Soho Carol x Pavan), Ex: ALESSA CRANER, O: Alessa Craner.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion ONLY AT NIGHT (Mashant x Spring Follie), ridden by owner Margaret Barker.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion DAENCIN IN THE DARK (Daen x KA Narya), ridden by owner Raven Gropp.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open and ATR Champion EVER SO HOT (UnquestionablyHot x Eruptive), ridden by owner Sydney Landers.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Open Champion NO APOLLOGEEZ (Apollopalooza x To A Wild Rose), driven by Tish Kondas for owner Twin Creek Farm LLC.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion HS LIBERTY (A Temptation x Pilenora), driven by owner Linda Pizzonia.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Open Champion VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA), driven by Rob Bick for owner KGB Texas Marketing-Public Relations, Inc.

Equitation

raven Gropp; 3: Carry on LoA (millennium LoA x Caramar), ex: LINDSEY CLAIRE FARNI, o: Lindsey Claire Farni; 4: X-Treme Afire (Afire bey V x Just Alluring), ex: CAREY COSGROVE, o: betsy Cosgrove.

ex: TAYLOR LATHAM, o: Lois Whisnant; Reserve: Hot Diamond rio (rA Hot every nite x selket Whisper), ex: MEGAN RAE BOWERS, o: sarah Holton.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 - Champion: Funky White boy (AA Apollo bey x CF Delightful encounter), ex: EMILY MOORE, o: elizabeth moore; Reserve: shaken not stirred ( Justafire DGL x La mirabella), ex: LIAN OTEIZA, o: Cornerstone ranch LLC; 3: Ghazis Precious Lady (el Ghazi x Precious Property), ex: SARA LOHBAUER, o: robin Ford; 4: A Heart Throb mTA (Take Heart x Akways mTA), ex: CASSIDY RAYMOND, o: raymond Arabians LLC; 5: Air Jordann (samors A Fire x status bright Hour), ex: CAROLYN COOPER, o: Lori Cooper. A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under - Champion: Ladighazi (el Ghazi x Junior bridesmaid), ex: ALEXANDRA GENDRON, o: Alexandra Gendron; Reserve: Apollo mcCartney (Apollopalooza x UF supreme surprise), ex: RAVEN GROPP, o:

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: Krewgerrand LoA (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), ex: JESSICA VANN, o: macKenzie Krizek; Reserve: WCF berry especielle (bayberry bey x bi mi Gifts of Wine), ex: ALEXIS KIESNER, o: Candace Avery; 3: millady LoA (millennium LoA x Caramacs First Lady), ex: KAYLA HIPP, o: northpoint Farms; 4: LJr material Girl (Hucklebey berry x mcClures Golden Dream), ex: LUCI HERNANDEZ, o: Tess moreno; 5: Afires Dream (Afire bey V x HL Calico Kitti), ex: HALEY GOOD, o: Dina Good. A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: Cherokey Georgy Gyrl (spirit of Cherokey x Classy sophia),

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A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 14-17 - Champion: sW Allstar Psyche (Padrons Psyche x Divine eminense), ex: HANNAH PACE, o: Hannah Pace; Reserve: Aleutian (sH eukon x Foxviews Candie), ex: MARIS CASTANG, o: maris Castang; 3: Achosen Facade (Well Chosen x Arwana), ex: SARA LOHBAUER, o: sara Lohbauer; 4: GsF Dream Weaver (A Temptation x Grandeurs Promise), ex: RACHEL PIPKINS, o: rachel Pipkin; 5: Carruso (masterpiece V x FF Carrera), ex: ANNA LIGON, o: mallory Pehrsson. A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under - Champion: Daencin in The Dark (Daen x KA narya), ex: RAVEN GROPP, o: raven Gropp; Reserve: esprit D Amorr (Amadorr x CA Cameo bey), ex:


HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion ROHARA AMERICANLEGEND ( Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie), driven by owner Karen Havice.

HA/AA English Show Hack Open Champion PRESIDIO DGL (Reggies American Legend x Promises Kept), ridden by Dwane Hankins for owner Kathy MiLavic.

HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion GHAZIS PRECIOUS LADY (El Ghazi x Precious Property), ridden by Sara Lohbauer for owner Robin Ford.

HA/AA Reining Horse Open Champion DB ANNILLUSIVE MOON (Raleighs Full Moon x Annillusion), ridden by Jesse John Chase for owner Nanette Harley.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Champion PAULIS LIL LENA (Paulis O Lena x Basyna), ridden by owner John Dwyatt Bull.

A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 14-17 Champion SARA LOHBAUER with Vincenzo (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), for owner Robin Ford.

SAVANNA BEALE, O: Silver Star Arabians llC; 3: Mavica (Forty-Second Street ERB x El Sienna), Ex: SYDNEY LANDERS, O: Sydney landers; 4: Angel Eyes Dl (Afire Bey V x Petraza), Ex: REBECCA PEABODY, O: Scott Peabody; 5: Almost Crimson (Bey Oro x Crimson Spider), Ex: CATHERINE GINN, O: laura Wood.

Walk/Trot

A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under - Champion: FLIRTING WITH FIRE (Afire Bey V x lakewood’s lady Flirt), Ex: Rebecca Daughton, O: jacqueline ( jackie) Daughton; Reserve: JUST N NUFF (Fire An Ice x Satin Gigi), Ex: Alexis Kiesner, O: joel Kiesner; 3: RED STATUS SYMBOL (Red Tape x Black Symbol), Ex: Sofia Kauderer, O: Elizabeth Hodge; 4: MIDNITE DIVA (Sundance Kid V x Pintara Del Cielo), Ex: Taylor latham, O: Eve Isly; 5: PSYCHES MAGIC BA (Padrons Psyche x Shah lica), Ex: Kendall Rooks, O: lynn Daniel-Glover.

A/HA/AA Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/ Trot 10 & Under - Champion: Midnite Diva (Sundance Kid V x Pintara Del Cielo), Ex: TAYLOR LATHAM, O: Eve Isly; Reserve: just N Nuff (Fire An Ice x Satin Gigi), Ex: ALEXIS KIESNER, O: joel Kiesner; 3: Flirting With Fire (Afire Bey V x lakewood’s lady Flirt), Ex: REBECCA DAUGHTON, O: jacqueline Daughton; 4: Psyches Magic BA (Padrons Psyche x Shah lica), Ex: MEGAN HARDIN, O: lynn Daniel-Glover; 5: Red Status Symbol (Red Tape x Black Symbol), Ex: SOFIA KAUDERER, O: Elizabeth Hodge.

A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/ Trot 10 & Under - Champion: WCF BERRY ESPECIELLE (Bayberry Bey x Bi Mi Gifts of Wine), Ex: Alexis Kiesner, O: Candace Avery; Reserve: KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramac’s First lady), Ex: jessica Vann, O: MacKenzie Krizek; 3: LJR MATERIAL GIRL (Hucklebey Berry x McClures Golden Dream), Ex: luci Hernandez, O: Tess Moreno; 4: LA ISLA BONITA (Islamorada x VF Supreme Suprise), Ex: Morgan long, O: Morgan long; 5: MINNIE VAN (Oran Van Bandy x Sunsets Cover Girl), Ex: Isabella Perricone, O: Malou Corrigan-Perricone. A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under - Champion: CHEROKEY GEORGY GYRL (Spirit Of Cherokey x Classy Sophia), Ex: Taylor latham, O: lois Whisnant; Reserve: HOT DIAMOND RIO (RA Hot Every Nite x Selket Whisper), Ex: Megan Rae Bowers, O: Sarah Holton.

Leadline Leadline 6 & Under - 1: Rohara Marserati (Marwan Al Shaqab x BM Kourvette), Ex: SALHA GHATAS, O: Kelli Bennett; 1: Rising Dun It Again (TA Rising Star x Chex’s Golden Dun), Ex: REECE BROWN, O: Amy Herbert; 1: Cherokey Georgy Gyrl (Spirit of Cherokey x Classy Sophia), Ex: CHYANNE SOUDERS,

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A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Champion RAVEN GROPP, owner of Daencin In The Dark (Daen x KA Narya).

A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR Champion SARA LOHBAUER with Vincenzo (Versace x Seraph Alexandra), for owner Robin Ford.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion EMILY MOORE with Funky White Boy (AA Apollo Bey x CF Delightful Encounter), for owner Elizabeth Moore.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion ALEXANDRA GENDRON, owner of Ladighazi (El Ghazi x Junior Bridesmaid).

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion JESSICA VANN with Krewgerrand LOA (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), for owner MacKenzie Krizek.

A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion TAYLOR LATHAM with Cherokey Georgy Gyrl (Spirit of Cherokey x Classy Sophia), for owner Lois Whisnant.

o: Lois Whisnant; 1: Last Goodbye (bask elect x Vallejo Lovebug), ex: ETHAN SCOTT KREHL, o: martha murdock; 1: red status symbol (red Tape x black symbol), ex: VALENTINA PERRICONE, o: elizabeth Hodge; 1: i Take You (Take Heart x Pfiness), ex: PARKER FIELDS, o: Lindsey Claire Farni; 1: esprit D Amorr (Amadorr x CA Cameo bey), ex: JARED BEALE, o: silver star Arabians LLC; 1: Psyches magic bA (Padrons Psyche x shah Lica), ex: KENDALL ROOKS, o: Lynn Daniel-Glover.

Kelli bennett; 4: VJ RUBICON (bravado bey V x rio rita nA), ex: sally struss, o: sally struss; 5: JUST SAY SHOW (showkayce x Just Fabulous), ex: Chloe iversen, o: sally Harrison.

o: macKenzie Krizek; 3: KHASHFLOW (Gs Khochise x JGC my Happiness), ex: Greta Wrigley, o: mary margaret Wilkinson; 4: IVORY SHADDARA (Dr Knight of shammar x ivory shaddaya); ex: Katherine showers, o: ivory Arabians; 5: CF TSHAZAM (Tstetson rA x CCA Khabecca), ex: Greta Wrigley, o: Jean Chance.

Dressage Arabian Training Level Test 3 Open Champion: DA DURADO (Legacy of Gold x Khimberly), ex: Cynthia Cubbage, o: Tracy ratliff Lord; Reserve: CF TSHAZAM (Tstetson rA x CCA Khabecca), ex: Greta Wrigley, o: Jean Chance; 3: MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks Legacy x msU eternity), ex: Kelli bennett, o:

Arabian Training Level Test 3 AATR Champion: VJ RUBICON (bravado bey V x rio rita nA), ex: sally struss, o: sally struss; Reserve: BMA NIGHTHAWK (nV Congo x moonlight majic), ex: Tina Pondy, o: Tina Pondy; 3: MCM AIKIDO (sF Aikonfess x Ts Alexafire), ex: meredith matte, o: meredith matte; 4: DA DURADO (Legacy of Gold x Khimberly), ex: Tracy ratliff Lord, o: Tracy ratliff Lord; 5: SAJI AD (Vashka x bHr sahra), ex: melanie rider, o: melanie rider. Arabian First Level Test 3 Open - Champion: DA DURADO (Legacy of Gold x Khimberly), ex: Cynthia Cubbage, o: Tracy ratliff Lord; Reserve: VA VOUVRAY (Kharbon Khopi x mA Alcyone Athena), ex: Katie Hennemann,

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HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Open Champion: JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTs Zaafinah Xena), ex: mary Ann Laferriere, o: mary Ann Laferriere; Reserve: KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), ex: Keeley Clark, o: Keeley Clark; 3: DEGEN (Dewan x CF Loves sparkler), ex: Julie Anne Holland, o: nancy Lloyd; 4: TEN BEARS MOON IMAGE (mystique image x runaway rebel moon); ex: Kristen Petzold, o: Centerline sport Horses; 5: ROMEOS FIRE (Hennessey x JA simplicity), ex: Julie Anne Holland, o: nancy Lloyd.


A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 14-17 Champion HANNAH PACE, owner of SW Allstar Psyche (Padrons Psyche x Divine Eminense).

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion RAVEN GROPP, owner of Daencin In The Dark (Daen x KA Narya).

A/HA/AA Hunt Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion TAYLOR LATHAM with Midnite Diva (Sundance Kid V x Pintara Del Cielo), for owner Eve Isly.

A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/ Trot 10 & Under Champion WCF BERRY ESPECIELLE (Bayberry Bey x Bi Mi Gifts of Wine), ridden by Alexis Kiesner for owner Candace Avery.

A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion CHEROKEY GEORGY GYRL (Spirit Of Cherokey x Classy Sophia), ridden by Taylor Latham for owner Lois Whisnant.

A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion FLIRTING WITH FIRE (Afire Bey V x Lakewood’s Lady Flirt), ridden by Rebecca Daughton for owner Jacqueline Daughton.

HA/AA Training Level Test 3 AATR Champion: JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTS Zaafinah Xena), Ex: Mary Ann laferriere, O: Mary Ann laferriere; Reserve: ROMEOS FIRE (Hennessey x jA Simplicity), Ex: lindsey Richards, O: Nancy lloyd; 3: TEN BEARS MOON IMAGE (Mystique Image x Runaway Rebel Moon), Ex: Kristen Petzold, O: Centerline Sport Horses; 4: SNAKE EYES LEROY (Ebony Masterpiece x Girl Reporter), Ex: Katie Hennemann, O: Cheryl VanDeusen; 5: LEGEND OF FIRE (Fire An Ice x Princess Buttercup), Ex: Daryleen Rascati, O: Alice Payne.

FIGMENTT (Frohwind x CSl Carizmat), Ex: Bonni Womack, O: Bonni Womack; 5: MAI NAKHOMA (GS Khochise x Mai Patti Melt), Ex: Greta Wrigley, O: Sally Shaw.

LEGACY (Hucks legacy x MSu Eternity), Ex: Kelli Bennett, O: Kelli Bennett; 3: A FIERY QUESTION (Afire Bey V x Summer Flame), Ex: Dorothy-Ellen Abigail Renegar, O: Dawn Bickham; 4: AL-MARAH GALEN (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Ironlady), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Mark Miller; 5: GODIVA FF (Kaandi Mann x HV Bay Baroness), Ex: Cheryl Tobey, O: Cheryl Tobey.

HA/AA First Level Test 3 Open - Champion: BEY SILHUETTE (Shah Berry V x lady Gwynevere), Ex: jessica Farrell, O: Chuck Farrell; Reserve: KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Keeley Clark; 3: PANNAMA JACK (Pondoerava x Panama Rose), Ex: Kristen Petzold, O: Centerline Sport Horses; 4:

A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Junior Horse - Champion: CLASS IN MOTION (Serabaha Endeavor x jazzafool), Ex: Greta Wrigley, O: Sandi lieb; Reserve: NO DIPLOMACY (Our Diplomat x AC No Foolin), Ex: Cynthia Cubbage, O: Tracy Ratliff lord; 3: HAVE ANOTHER (Shugak x Have Faith), Ex: Cynthia Cubbage, O: laura Gordon; 4: NOBLIQUE (MHR Nobility x CSl Carizma), Ex: Bonni Womack, O: Bonni Womack; 5: STOLI OHRANJ N CREAM (True Blue McCue x CV Aislinnbeya), Ex: leah Moyer, O: leah Moyer. A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Select ATR - Champion: KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Keeley Clark; Reserve: MSU STARTA

A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 JTR Champion: AL-MARAH GALEN (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Ironlady), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Mark Miller; Reserve: ALEUTIAN (SH Eukon x Foxviews Candie), Ex: Maris Castang, O: Maris Castang; 3: KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Keeley Clark; 4: KF KESTREL (Falcon BHF x Ssavanna), Ex: Madison Dwyer, O: Madison Dwyer; 5: BIV CRYSTAL DAHL (Sirmacs Ace x Dahls Rag Time), Ex: Tasia Habbershaw, O: Allison Smith.

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Arabian Training and First Level Test 3 Open Champion DA DURADO (Legacy Of Gold x Khimberly), ridden by Cynthia Cubbage for owner Tracy Ratliff Lord.

Arabian Training Level Test 3 AATR Champion VJ RUBICON (Bravado Bey V x Rio Rita NA), ridden by owner Sally Struss.

HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Open and AATR Champion JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTS Zaafinah Xena), ridden by owner Mary Ann Laferriere.

HA/AA First Level Test 3 Open Champion BEY SILHUETTE (Shah Berry V x Lady Gwynevere), ridden by Jessica Farrell for owner Chuck Farrell.

A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Junior Horse Champion CLASS IN MOTION (Serabaha Endeavor x Jazzafool), ridden by Greta Wrigley for owner Sandi Lieb.

A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 Select ATR Champion KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), ridden by owner Keeley Clark.

A/HA/AA First Level Test 3 AATR Champion: ABOVE N BEYOND (Gs Khochise x night n Gail), ex: sarah White, o: barbara Copping; Reserve: SWA BARBERRY BEY (TAF best berry bey x CmF barbary Gold), ex: Winston Dwyer, o: Winston Dwyer; 3: VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x sZ Ashanty), ex: Kristen Petzold, o: Centerline sport Horses; 4: FIGMENTT (Frohwind x CsL Carizmat), ex: bonni Womack, o: bonni Womack; 5: JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTs Zaafinah Xena), ex: mary Ann Laferriere, o: mary Ann Laferriere.

AIR JORDANN (samors A Fire x status bright Hour), ex: Carolyn Cooper, o: Lori Cooper; 5: KF KESTREL (Falcon bHF x ssavanna), ex: madison Dwyer, o: madison Dwyer.

Khochise x night n Gail), ex: sarah White, o: barbara Copping; 3: VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x sZ Ashanty), ex: Kristen Petzold, o: Centerline sport Horses; 4: ROHARA BEAUJOLAIS (Afire bey V x burgandy bey), ex: Julie Wall Hicks, o: Julie Wall Hicks; 5: KT TOMMY GUNS (HT bandyt x Kueen b), ex: Linda Ziegler, o: Linda Ziegler.

A/HA/AA First Level Test 3 JTR - Champion: SWA BARBERRY BEY (TAF best berry bey x CmF barbary Gold), ex: madison Dwyer, o: Winston Dwyer; Reserve: KHEMOS CENTAURI (Khemos Centurion x Angel), ex: Keeley Clark, o: Keeley Clark; 3: AL-MARAH GALEN (Am Double Dream x Al-marah ironlady), ex: Keeley Clark, o: mark miller; 4:

A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 Open Champion: SRF DAWNS QUINELA (Quintz x my Anabelle), ex: ellen scofield, o: myra Tucker-Joeckel; Reserve: SWA BARBERRY BEY (TAF best berry bey x CmF barbary Gold), ex: Winston Dwyer, o: Winston Dwyer; 3: KT TOMMY GUNS (HT bandyt x Kueen b), ex: Linda Ziegler, o: Linda Ziegler; 4: FIGMENTT (Frohwind x CsL Carizmat), ex: bonni Womack, o: bonni Womack; 5: ROHARA BEAUJOLAIS (Afire bey V x burgandy bey), ex: Julie Wall Hicks, o: Julie Wall Hicks. A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 ATR Champion: MAI NAKHOMA (Gs Khochise x mai Patti melt), ex: sarah White, o: sally shaw; Reserve: ABOVE N BEYOND (Gs

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A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 JTR Champion: AIR JORDANN (samors A Fire x status bright Hour), ex: Carolyn Cooper, o: Lori Cooper. A/HA/AA Third Level Test 3 Open Champion: LJR ONTHEWILDSIDE (A Wild Fire x be striken), ex: Greta Wrigley, o: Jean o’brien; Reserve: AM CLEMS DREAM (Dreamazon x Almarah Demitasse), ex: Keeley Clark, o: mark miller; 3: BERRY BEDAZZLED (Hucklebey berry x mahalin), ex: robin Criswell, o: robin Criswell.


A/HA/AA Training Level Test 3 JTR Champion AL-MARAH GALEN (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Ironlady), ridden by Keeley Clark for owner Mark Miller.

A/HA/AA First Level Test 3 AATR Champion ABOVE N BEYOND (GS Khochise x Night n Gail), ridden by Sarah White for owner Barbara Copping.

A/HA/AA First Level Test 3 JTR Champion SWA BARBERRY BEY (TAF Best Berry Bey x CMF Barbary Gold), ridden by Madison Dwyer for owner Winston Dwyer.

A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 Open Champion SRF DAWNS QUINELA (Quintz x My Anabelle), ridden by Ellen Scofield for owner Myra Tucker-Joeckel.

A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 ATR Champion MAI NAKHOMA (GS Khochise x Mai Patti Melt), ridden by Sarah White for owner Sally Shaw.

A/HA/AA Second Level Test 3 JTR Champion AIR JORDANN (Samors A Fire x Status Bright Hour), ridden by Carolyn Cooper for owner Lori Cooper.

A/HA/AA Third Level Test 3 ATR Champion: FAA IQ AMIRA (SW Sun Dance x Bint Shaikh Ali), Ex: Sarah White, O: Sarah White; Reserve: AM CLEMS DREAM (Dreamazon x Almarah Demitasse), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Mark Miller; 3: BERRY BEDAZZLED (Hucklebey Berry x Mahalin), Ex: Robin Criswell, O: Robin Criswell.

A/HA/AA Intermediate I Open - Champion: CRIMSON N COLOR (The Color Of Fame x Bella Valentine), Ex: Shannon Betts, O: Cynthia Hayes; Reserve: TSWANNEE TSULTAN (Tstetson RA x CF jalajil), Ex: Heather Stalker, O: Heather Stalker.

Hayes; Reserve: TSWANNEE TSULTAN (Tstetson RA x CF jalajil), Ex: Heather Stalker, O: Heather Stalker.

A/HA/AA Third Level Test 3 JTR Champion: AM CLEMS DREAM (Dreamazon x Almarah Demitasse), Ex: Keeley Clark, O: Mark Miller. A/HA/AA Fourth Level Test 3 Open Champion: LJR ONTHEWILDSIDE (A Wild Fire x Be Striken), Ex: Greta Wrigley, O: jean O’Brien. A/HA/AA Fourth Level Test 3 ATR Champion: FAA IQ AMIRA (SW Sun Dance x Bint Shaikh Ali), Ex: Sarah White, O: Sarah White.

A/HA/AA Intermediate II Open Champion: AABRACADABRA (Adios III x Authenticyty), Ex: Greta Wrigley, O: Greta Wrigley; Reserve: HS PAGENO (Birch Hill Gazal x Sir WM Panierka), Ex: Heather Stalker, O: Inslee Baldwin. A/HA/AA Grand Prix Open - Champion: HS PAGENO (Birch Hill Gazal x Sir WM Panierka), Ex: Heather Stalker, O: Inslee Baldwin; Reserve: AABRACADABRA (Adios III x Authenticyty), Ex: Greta Wrigley, O: Greta Wrigley. A/HA/AA Prix St. Georges Open - Champion: CRIMSON N COLOR (The Color Of Fame x Bella Valentine), Ex: Shannon Betts, O: Cynthia

A/HA/AA Prix St. Georges ATR - Champion: TSWANNEE TSULTAN (Tstetson RA x CF jalajil), Ex: Heather Stalker, O: Heather Stalker.

Purebred Sport Horse Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand Open - Champion: VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x SZ Ashanty), Ex: Michael Brown, O: Centerline Sport Horses; Reserve: INDEPEN (Bask Elect x Khala Khalypso), Ex: Martha Murdock, O: james Hay; 3: FLASH POINTT (FC Casino Royale x lM Safiyyah), Ex: laura Wood, O: laura Wood; 4: GR MAATIN (Maheeb x GR Marietta), Ex: Mark jamieson, O: Patrea Pabst; 5: SUNDANCE ODYSSEY (Odyssey SC x Vj Nakita Bey), Ex: Marcy Muscolo, O: Marcy Muscolo.

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A/HA/AA Third and Fourth Level Test 3 Open Champion LJR ONTHEWILDSIDE (A Wild Fire x Be Striken), ridden by Greta Wrigley for owner Jean O’Brien.

A/HA/AA Third and Fourth Level Test 3 ATR Champion FAA IQ AMIRA (SW Sun Dance x Bint Shaikh Ali), ridden by owner Sarah White.

A/HA/AA Third Level Test 3 JTR Champion AM CLEMS DREAM (Dreamazon x Almarah Demitasse), ridden by Keeley Clark for owner Mark Miller.

A/HA/AA Intermediate I Open and Prix St. Georges Open Champion CRIMSON N COLOR (The Color Of Fame x Bella Valentine), ridden by Shannon Betts for owner Cynthia Hayes.

A/HA/AA Intermediate II Open Champion AABRACADABRA (Adios III x Authenticyty), ridden by owner Greta Wrigley.

A/HA/AA Grand Prix Open Champion HS PAGENO (Birch Hill Gazal x Sir WM Panierka), ridden by Heather Stalker for owner Inslee Baldwin.

Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Open - Champion: AJ BASKE ABELLA (baske Afire x shilo Liberation), ex: martha murdock, o: Jo Anne schultz; Reserve: EA ADEVAH (marhaabah x Devine Design), ex: Chris Anckersen, o: Luanne ellison; 3: EXX RATED (exxpectation x sF Georgia), ex: Karen miner, o: morgan Pelzman; 4: IVORY SHADDARA (Dr Knight of shammar x ivory shaddaya), ex: Katherine showers, o: ivory Arabians; 5: CAROLINA BEY (bonsai bey x rhomantic image), ex: Gretchen Johnson, o: Gretchen Johnson.

sandi Lieb; 4: LJR ONTHEWILDSIDE (A Wild Fire x be striken), ex: Heather stalker, o: Jean o’brien; 5: KHASHFLOW (Gs Khochise x JGC my Happiness), ex: Heather stalker, o: mary margaret Wilkinson.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallions In-Hand ATH - Champion: VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x sZ Ashanty), ex: michael brown, o: Centerline sport Horses; Reserve: SUNDANCE ODYSSEY (odyssey sC x VJ nakita bey), ex: emily Douglas, o: marcy muscolo.

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand Open - Champion: MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks Legacy x msU eternity), ex: bob bennett Jr, o: Kelli bennett; Reserve: ROHARA MARSERATI (marwan Al shaqab x bm Kourvette), ex: bob bennett Jr, o: Kelli bennett; 3: CLASS IN MOTION (serabaha endeavor x Jazzafool), ex: michael brown, o:

Arabian Sport Horse Futurity Stallions In-Hand - Champion: GH ECHOTAS ECHO (Fm echota x GH miss Allaby), ex: bob bennett Jr, o: mohamed Ghatas. Arabian Sport Horse Futurity Mares In-Hand - Champion: TOA JUSTA JEWEL (PA magnanimous x Classic oak Justa), ex: bob bennett Jr, o: bob bennett Jr. Arabian Sport Horse Futurity Geldings In-Hand - Champion: GH ECHOTAS SHADOW (Fm echota x PA starr-Kissed), ex: bob bennett Jr, o: mohamed Ghatas; Reserve: CA BLASING KHOMET (Khomet x rC rose), ex: Cheryl VanDeusen, o: Cheryl VanDeusen.

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Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand 2 & Over ATH - Champion: IVORY SHADDARA (Dr Knight of shammar x ivory shaddaya), ex: sabrina Jarema, o: ivory Arabians; Reserve: LOURDES (Wolf x belmar), ex: ryan elisabeth spanagel, o: ryan elisabeth spanagel; 3: MAF SILVER N GOLD (seyad x FV rabbinas bit of Gold), ex: Cody Chamberlain, o: marie Taylor; 4: EXX RATED (exxpectation x sF Georgia), ex: Karen miner, o: morgan Pelzman; 5: TOA JUSTA JEWEL (PA magnanimous x Classic oak Justa), ex: Kelli bennett, o: bob bennett Jr.


A/HA/AA Prix St. Georges ATR Champion TSWANNEE TSULTAN (Tstetson RA x CF Jalajil), ridden by owner Heather Stalker.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallion Open and ATH Champion VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x SZ Ashanty), shown by Michael Brown for owner Centerline Sport Horses.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare Open Champion AJ BASKE ABELLA (Baske Afire x Shilo Liberation), shown by Martha Murdock for owner Jo Anne Schultz.

Arabian Sport Horse Gelding Open Champion MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks Legacy x MSU Eternity), shown by Bob Bennett Jr. for owner Kelli Bennett.

Arabian Sport Horse Futurity Mare Champion TOA JUSTA JEWEL (PA Magnanimous x Classic Oak Justa), shown by owner Bob Bennett Jr.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare 2 & Over ATH Champion IVORY SHADDARA (DR Knight Of Shammar x Ivory Shaddaya), shown by Sabrina Jarema for owner Ivory Arabians.

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand 2 & Over ATH - Champion: CLASS IN MOTION (Serabaha Endeavor x jazzafool), Ex: Michael Brown, O: Sandi lieb; Reserve: GWF ANTONN (Allionce x GWF Mandolynn), Ex: Dorothy younger, O: Dorothy younger; 3: SHOW NUFF (Showkayce x Chardonnay Chelan), Ex: Helen Evans, O: Helen Evans; 4: ROHARA MARSERATI (Marwan Al Shaqab x BM Kourvette), Ex: Kelli Bennett, O: Kelli Bennett; 5: MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks legacy x MSu Eternity), Ex: Kelli Bennett, O: Kelli Bennett.

AMAZING GRACE (Bask Elect x Al-Marah Adorable), Ex: Cody Chamberlain, O: joel Ellzey.

Murdock, O: joel Ellzey; 4: MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks legacy x MSu Eternity), Ex: Kelli Bennett, O: Kelli Bennett; 5: JUST SAY SHOW (Showkayce x just Fabulous), Ex: jane Garrison, O: Sally Harrison.

Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand JTH Champion: LOURDES (Wolf x Belmar), Ex: Ryan Elisabeth Spanagel, O: Ryan Elisabeth Spanagel; Reserve: MAF SILVER N GOLD (Seyad x FV Rabbinas Bit Of Gold), Ex: Cody Chamberlain, O: Marie Taylor; 3: AJ BASKE ABELLA (Baske Afire x Shilo liberation), Ex: Cody Chamberlain, O: jo Anne Schultz; 4: HSA

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand JTH - Champion: NICHOLAS OF SOHO (Soho Carol x Pavan), Ex: Alessa Craner, O: Alessa Craner; Reserve: PASS THE MARTINI (Snow Pass x Martinaa), Ex: McKenzie johnson, O: Danielle johnson; 3: DA DURADO (legacy of Gold x Khimberly), Ex: Cody Chamberlain, O: Tracy Ratliff lord; 4: SWA BARBERRY BEY (TAF Best Berry Bey x CMF Barbary Gold), Ex: Madison Dwyer, O: Winston Dwyer. Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse U/S Open - Champion: EXX RATED (Exxpectation x SF Georgia), Ex: Karen Miner, O: Morgan Pelzman; Reserve: RA JUSTA BLAYZE ( justafire DGl x TC Embroidery), Ex: Rebecca Horton, O: Catherine Appel; 3: HSA AMAZING GRACE (Bask Elect x Al-Marah Adorable), Ex: Martha

Arabian Sport Horse U/S Junior Horse Champion: FOXY CLEOPATRA SCR (VCP Magnifire x Nobility’s lady Di), Ex: Virginia Godwin, O: Ronald Doerrer; Reserve: ALISZARREAL (Ali Szar x HA Native Honey), Ex: jane Garrison, O: Carol johnson; 3: ROHARA MARSERATI (Marwan Al Shaqab x BM Kourvette), Ex: Kelli Bennett, O: Kelli Bennett; 4: CL MIROR IMAGE (Kharbon Khope x Rohara Alexandria), Ex: Kristen Petzold, O: Centerline Sport Horses; 5: PA FLOWER DANCE (Sundance Kid V x Famous lady EA), Ex: Melissa Bradshaw, O: Frank Chisholm. Arabian Sport Horse U/S Futurity - Champion: SHF SOUTHERN PIZZAZ (Piaff PASB x SHF Souths Choice), Ex: Rhonda Hannon,

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Arabian Sport Horse Gelding 2 & Over ATH Champion CLASS IN MOTION (Serabaha Endeavor x Jazzafool), shown by Michael Brown for owner Sandi Lieb.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare JTH Champion LOURDES (Wolf x Belmar), shown by owner Ryan Elisabeth Spanagel.

Arabian Sport Horse Gelding JTH Champion NICHOLAS OF SOHO (Soho Carol x Pavan), shown by owner Alessa Craner.

Arabian Sport Horse U/S Open and ATR Champion EXX RATED (Exxpectation x SF Georgia), ridden by Karen Miner for owner Morgan Pelzman.

Arabian Sport Horse U/S Junior Horse Champion FOXY CLEOPATRA SCR (VCP Magnifire x Nobility’s Lady Di), ridden by Virginia Godwin for owner Ronald Doerrer.

Arabian Sport Horse U/S Futurity Champion SHF SOUTHERN PIZZAZ (Piaff PASB x SHF Souths Choice), ridden by Rhonda Hannon for owner C. Edward Davidson DVM.

o: C. edward Davidson DVm; Reserve: NAZEEFS FLASHY ROSE (nazeef x rC rose), ex: Katie Hennemann, o: Cheryl VanDeusen.

Abigail renegar, o: Dawn bickham; 3: SMOKE N MIRRORS (Tsenturian x red Holly epona), ex: Linda moak, o: Linda moak; 4: MAN O MAN (emanor x JA ellbita), ex: Kathy baier, o: Kathy baier.

Dawn bickham; 3: VJ RUBICON (bravado bey V x rio rita nA), ex: sally struss, o: sally struss; 4: HS PAGENO (birch Hill Gazal x sir Wm Panierka), ex: Heather stalker, o: inslee baldwin; 5: BERRY BEDAZZLED (Hucklebey berry x mahalin), ex: robin Criswell, o: robin Criswell.

Arabian Sport Horse U/S ATR - Champion: EXX RATED (exxpectation x sF Georgia), ex: Karen miner, o: morgan Pelzman; Reserve: MSU STARTA LEGACY (Hucks Legacy x msU eternity), ex: Kelli bennett, o: Kelli bennett; 3: RA JUSTA BLAYZE ( Justafire DGL x TC embroidery), ex: Catherine Appel, o: Catherine Appel; 4: VMA KHAHPUR KHOPI (Kharbon Khopi x sZ Ashanty), ex: Kristen Petzold, o: Centerline sport Horses; 5: ABOVE N BEYOND (Gs Khochise x night n Gail), ex: sarah White, o: barbara Copping. Arabian Sport Horse U/S Select ATR Champion: MCM AIKIDO (sF Aikonfess x Ts Alexafire), ex: meredith matte, o: meredith matte; Reserve: A FIERY QUESTION (Afire bey V x summer Flame), ex: Dorothy-ellen

Arabian Sport Horse U/S JTR - Champion: BEBE KING (beyond bey x Glynadia), ex: emily Douglas, o: emily Douglas; Reserve: JUST SAY SHOW (showkayce x Just Fabulous), ex: Chloe iversen, o: sally Harrison; 3: ALEUTIAN (sH eukon x Foxviews Candie), ex: maris Castang, o: maris Castang; 4: KF KESTREL (Falcon bHF x ssavanna), ex: madison Dwyer, o: madison Dwyer; 5: MAF SILVER N GOLD (seyad x FV rabbinas bit of Gold), ex: Cody Chamberlain, o: marie Taylor. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion: MOONSHADOW ROSIE (bey berry Frost x Amber Tears), ex: nancy sims, o: nancy sims; Reserve: GHAZALOT (el Ghazi x bint Ambre), ex: Dawn bickham, o:

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion: GHAZALOT (el Ghazi x bint Ambre), ex: Dawn bickham, o: Dawn bickham; Reserve: VJ RUBICON (bravado bey V x rio rita nA), ex: sally struss, o: sally struss; 3: MOONSHADOW ROSIE (bey berry Frost x Amber Tears), ex: nancy sims, o: nancy sims; 4: FAA IQ AMIRA (sW sun Dance x bint shaikh Ali), ex: sarah White, o: sarah White; 5: TSWANNEE TSULTAN (Tstetson rA x CF Jalajil), ex: Heather stalker, o: Heather stalker.


Arabian Sport Horse U/S Select ATR Champion MCM AIKIDO (SF Aikonfess x TS Alexafire), ridden by owner Meredith Matte.

Arabian Sport Horse U/S JTR Champion BEBE KING (Beyond Bey x Glynadia), ridden by owner Emily Douglas.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion MOONSHADOW ROSIE (Bey Berry Frost x Amber Tears), ridden by owner Nancy Sims.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion GHAZALOT (El Ghazi x Bint Ambre), ridden by owner Dawn Bickham.

HA/AA Sport Horse Stallion Open Champion MRA DONNY BOY (Adoniss x Sable), shown by owner William Bagliani.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare Open Champion MAI NAKHOMA (GS Khochise x Mai Patti Melt), shown by Barbara Copping for owner Sally Shaw.

Half-Arabian Sport Horse

THRILLS (Allionce x Chills and Thrills), Ex: laurie Ann Salmi, O: joyce Ann Schroeder.

Cheryl VanDeusen, O: Cheryl VanDeusen; Reserve: A TOUCH OF CLASSS (Signal Bey x Caramel Puff ), Ex: laura Wood, O: laura Wood.

Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Stallions Open Champion: MRA DONNY BOY (Adoniss x Sable), Ex: William Bagliani, O: William Bagliani; Reserve: MRA SIR DON (Adoniss x Sable), Ex: William Bagliani, O: William Bagliani; 3: SIGNAL BEY (Bey Oro x Run Really Run), Ex: laura Wood, O: laura Wood. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares Open Champion: MAI NAKHOMA (GS Khochise x Mai Patti Melt), Ex: Barbara Copping, O: Sally Shaw; Reserve: LAST GOODBYE (Bask Elect x Vallejo lovebug), Ex: Martha Murdock, O: Martha Murdock; 3: GLOBAL EXPRESS (IXl Noble Express x Ohernastraum), Ex: Claire Boyd-Drew, O: Burrline llC; 4: ANA MATION X (landsong x lady N Motion), Ex: jessica Farrell, O: Chuck Farrell; 5: DA CHEAP

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings Open Champion: QUICK DRAWW MCGRAW (Elkin Bey x Cajun Star RC), Ex: Bob Bennett jr, O: Kelli Bennett; Reserve: HAVE ANOTHER (Shugak x Have Faith), Ex: laura Gordon, O: laura Gordon; 3: LEGEND OF FIRE (Fire An Ice x Princess Buttercup), Ex: Robin Ginn, O: Alice Payne; 4: FIGMENTT (Frohwind x CSl Carizmat), Ex: Michael Brown, O: Bonni Womack; 5: PANNAMA JACK (Pondoerava x Panama Rose), Ex: Michael Brown, O: Centerline Sport Horses.

HA/AA Sport Horse Stallions ATH Champion: SIGNAL BEY (Bey Oro x Run Really Run), Ex: laura Wood, O: laura Wood.

HA/AA Sport Horse Futurity Mares Champion: SHF CYN CITI SILVER (SHF Silver jubilee x Vegas), Ex: Stefanie Gagliardi, O: Stefanie Gagliardi.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mares ATH - Champion: SATINE (Canadian Cognac x Caramel Moon), Ex: leah Garland, O: leah Garland; Reserve: MAI NAKHOMA (GS Khochise x Mai Patti Melt), Ex: Barbara Copping, O: Sally Shaw; 3: SPECIAL CAF (unbelievable x Vvesta), Ex: Kameron Kicklighter, O: Cathy Perryman; 4: GGA COLOR ME NOT (The Color Of Fame x Kishaj), Ex: Karen Miner, O: Karen Miner; 5: SHF CYN CITI SILVER (SHF Silver jubilee x Vegas), Ex: Stefanie Gagliardi, O: Stefanie Gagliardi.

HA/AA Sport Horse Futurity Stallions/ Geldings - Champion: KHOMETS STORM RUNNER (Khomet x Summer Magic), Ex:

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings ATH Champion: QUICK DRAWW MCGRAW (Elkin Bey x Cajun Star RC), Ex: Kelli Bennett,

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HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Open Champion QUICK DRAWW MCGRAW (Elkin Bey x Cajun Star RC), shown by Bob Bennett Jr. for owner Kelli Bennett.

HA/AA Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion SIGNAL BEY (Bey Oro x Run Really Run), shown by owner Laura Wood.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare ATH Champion SATINE (Canadian Cognac x Caramel Moon), shown by owner Leah Garland.

HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding ATH Champion QUICK DRAWW MCGRAW (Elkin Bey x Cajun Star RC), shown by owner Kelli Bennett.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare JTH Champion LAST GOODBYE (Bask Elect x Vallejo Lovebug), shown by Ethan Scott Krehl for owner Martha Murdock.

HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Open and ATR Champion GGA COLOR ME NOT (The Color Of Fame x Kishaj), ridden by owner Karen Miner.

o: Kelli bennett; Reserve: PANNAMA JACK (Pondoerava x Panama rose), ex: michael brown, o: Centerline sport Horses; 3: LEGEND OF FIRE (Fire An ice x Princess buttercup), ex: Lisa smarsh, o: Alice Payne; 4: MM CLAIM TO FLAME (sir Fames HbV x Flameworthy), ex: bridget middleton, o: bridget middleton; 5: TTJ SUNDANCE KID (QH Calypso bay x matamissy), ex: michael brown, o: Dianne Johnston.

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(Wester Van De Zonschate x miss savitar), ex: Constance Green, o: Constance Green; 5: VERSAGIO (Versace x FF Pirouette), ex: brittany Holmes, o: betty morris.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mares JTH - Champion: LAST GOODBYE (bask elect x Vallejo Lovebug), ex: ethan scott Krehl, o: martha murdock; Reserve: ALMOST CRIMSON (bey oro x Crimson spider), ex: Catherine Ginn, o: Laura Wood. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings JTH Champion: ROHARA VENETIAN (Versace x oliviah), ex: shawna French, o: martine Dolan.

HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Open - Champion: GGA COLOR ME NOT (The Color of Fame x Kishaj), ex: Karen miner, o: Karen miner; Reserve: LAST GOODBYE (bask elect x Vallejo Lovebug), ex: martha murdock, o: martha murdock; 3: MAVICA (Forty-second street erb x el sienna), ex: Lorraine mikosz, o: sydney Landers; 4: PF BLACKBERRY WINTER (Horal x besqua Dia), ex: Jane Garrison, o: Dr. Jeanne Kowalezyk; 5: SIGNAL BEY (bey oro x run really run), ex: Laura Wood, o: Laura Wood. HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Junior Horse Champion: SPECIAL CAF (Unbelievable x Vvesta), ex: Kameron Kicklighter, o: Cathy Perryman; Reserve: SHF CYN CITI SILVER (sHF silver Jubilee x Vegas), ex: stefanie Gagliardi, o: stefanie Gagliardi; 3: ROHARA VENETIAN (Versace x oliviah), ex: shawna French, o: martine Dolan; 4: KONSTANTINE

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HA/AA Sport Horse U/S ATR - Champion: GGA COLOR ME NOT (The Color of Fame x Kishaj), ex: Karen miner, o: Karen miner; Reserve: SPECIAL CAF (Unbelievable x Vvesta), ex: Kameron Kicklighter, o: Cathy Perryman; 3: SNAKE EYES LEROY (ebony masterpiece x Girl reporter), ex: Katie Hennemann, o: Cheryl VanDeusen; 4: SIGNAL BEY (bey oro x run really run), ex: Laura Wood, o: Laura Wood; 5: PF BLACKBERRY WINTER (Horal x besqua Dia), ex: Dr. Jeanne Kowalezyk, o: Dr. Jeanne Kowalezyk. HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Select ATR Champion: SATINE (Canadian Cognac x Caramel moon), ex: Leah Garland, o: Leah Garland; Reserve: VERSAGIO (Versace x FF Pirouette), ex: brittany Holmes, o: betty morris;


HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Junior Horse Champion SPECIAL CAF (Unbelievable x Vvesta), ridden by Kameron Kicklighter for owner Cathy Perryman.

HA/AA Sport Horse U/S Select ATR Champion SATINE (Canadian Cognac x Caramel Moon), ridden by owner Leah Garland.

HA/AA Sport Horse U/S JTR Champion ALMOST CRIMSON (Bey Oro x Crimson Spider), ridden by Catherine Ginn for owner Laura Wood.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion AIR JORDANN (Samors A Fire x Status Bright Hour), ridden by owner Lori Cooper.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTS Zaaf inah Xena), ridden by owner Mary Ann Laferriere.

A/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Pick Your Own Route Open, Reinsmanship Open, and Working Open Champion CHA RUDY VALENTINE (Chez x AHC Aba Shazie), driven by owner Nancy Ziegler.

3: ALMOST CRIMSON (Bey Oro x Crimson Spider), Ex: Catherine Ginn, O: laura Wood; 4: SS RUSSIAN ROULLETTE (Clarque Gable x Cumberbunny); Ex: Rachel Flow, O: Monica Meacham; 5: VJ HELLS BELLS (Silverado Bey x Cathedral Bells), Ex: Elliott Stuart, O: Virginia Niles-Condermann.

x Status Bright Hour), Ex: lori Cooper, O: lori Cooper; Reserve: JUST WIN-SOME (MHR Nobility x Orina), Ex: jim Crane, O: jim Crane; 3: AABRACADABRA (Adios III x Authenticyty), Ex: jacqueline Finlayson, O: Greta Wrigley.

A/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Reinsmanship Open - Champion: CHA RUDY VALENTINE (Chez x AHC Aba Shazie), Ex: Nancy Ziegler, O: Nancy Ziegler.

HA/AA Sport Horse U/S JTR - Champion: ALMOST CRIMSON (Bey Oro x Crimson Spider), Ex: Catherine Ginn, O: laura Wood; Reserve: ROHARA VENETIAN (Versace x Oliviah), Ex: Shawna French, O: Martine Dolan; 3: CAROLS PICASSO (Panda Mania x Kamala Rakkad), Ex: Elisabeth Dichiara, O: Elisabeth Dichiara; 4: VERSAGIO (Versace x FF Pirouette), Ex: Brittany Holmes, O: Betty Morris; 5: SS RUSSIAN ROULLETTE (Clarque Gable x Cumberbunny), Ex: Rachel Flow, O: Monica Meacham. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion: AIR JORDANN (Samors A Fire

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion: JETTIN TO THE DAENCE (Daen x KTS Zaafinah Xena), Ex: Mary Ann laferriere, O: Mary Ann laferriere; Reserve: JUST WIN-SOME (MHR Nobility x Orina), Ex: jim Crane, O: jim Crane; 3: STOLI OHRANJ N CREAM (True Blue McCue x CV Aislinnbeya), Ex: leah Moyer, O: leah Moyer.

A/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Working Open - Champion: CHA RUDY VALENTINE (Chez x AHC Aba Shazie), Ex: Nancy Ziegler, O: Nancy Ziegler. n

Pleasure Carriage Driving A/HA/AA Pleasure Carriage Driving Pick Your Own Route Open - Champion: CHA RUDY VALENTINE (Chez x AHC Aba Shazie), Ex: Nancy Ziegler, O: Nancy Ziegler.

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Lesson Programs

Riding In

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Part II

by Linda White

Teaching somebody how to ride a horse seems straightforward enough, doesn’t it? Riding lessons involve instructing prospective riders, often tentative or unsteady, in the techniques essential to safely mounting and sitting on a horse’s back, with or without a saddle and stirrups. The next step is getting that animal to obediently perform the tasks its rider commands it to do, as precisely as possible. Except for humans, horses—and Arabian horses in particular—have the potential to learn and retain far more tasks, subtle and overt, than any other animal.

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Educating horse and rider to work in concert, and to create an attractive picture working together, is every riding instructor’s first, most obvious goal, but with every riding lesson, a more profound life lesson is at work. Instructors discover that as children and adults interact with horses, they learn far more than just how to ride the animal correctly and put it through its paces. “My students learn compassion, responsibility and the value of hard work,” says Lori Cooper, owner of Casperey Stables in Loxahatchee, Fla. (We inadvertently identified Lori as Leslie Cooper in Riding In Style, Part I.) She began taking riding lessons at 9, convinced her parents to buy her a horse when she was 14, went to horse camps, seminars

and her husband bought the five acres that became the first Casperey Stables, the property lay at the end of a narrow little road. When they sold it in 2005, it was on a four-lane highway across from Home Depot! Then and now, almost all Casperey’s lesson and show horses have been Arabians and Half-Arabians. “Because our stables are right next to West Palm Beach, we bring in lots of new people who stop by, curious about what we do here. Almost every horse they are introduced to is an Arabian, so they meet the breed represented by friendly, relaxed, affectionate horses in a welcoming, relaxed setting. “Interacting with horses gives so many kids the opportunity to grow and to make positive changes,” she continues. “We

“Our ultimate goal is to bring out the best in people, to allow them to learn and grow in a positive environment. The horses are a tool.” —Lori Cooper and clinics, trained (with help) and showed the Arabian gelding her parents bought in 1975 as a weanling. They transferred the horse, named MM Sirgrey Storm, into her name three years later and she owned him for the rest of his life. He began his class “A” show career with her in 1981 as an English pleasure horse, and was last shown in 1999 at age 24 in hunter pleasure amateur to ride.

get letters back from parents years later, thanking us for everything their children learned and marveling at how much riding—and the horses—influenced their lives. We even hear about the positive changes from teachers who have brought their classes here.” Some of Cooper’s students have gone on to become equine professionals, and a larger number remain involved with horses, often through their own children.

Cooper initiated her lesson program when her eldest daughter, now 29, was 5 years old. In 1982, when she

“We make our lessons affordable, impacting as many children as we can because the program is so important to

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horses are Arabians or Half-Arabians, many of whom are retired show horses. “Learning to deal with horses builds young people’s confidence and self-esteem,” says Linnenbringer. “One student’s mother told me that her 11-year-old daughter was worrying about a particularly difficult sixth grade math test, but on the day of the test her daughter said, ‘If I can handle a thousand-pound horse, I can certainly handle this math test!’ kids. Our ultimate goal is to bring out the best in people, to allow them to learn and grow in a positive environment. What a difference our lesson program and Arabian horses make to children, their families, and to the community!” “I have always known that a riding instructor’s goal is to create a link between rider and horse,” begins Cedar Ridge Arabians’ Lesson Director, Heather Linnenbringer. “But my ultimate goal is to create horsewomen and men, not just horseback riders. Here, they learn to take care of tack, to cool the horse out after they have ridden, and how to safely, humanely deal with horses in many situations.

“We have fun shows and parties and other fun activities where lasting friendships are made,” she offers. “I believe that everyone gains something beyond learning to ride with each lesson. And when many parents and grandparents see the kids having a great time, they want to join in the fun. Our students range in age from 7 years old to 66. “It’s great to see students taking responsibility, and looking forward to working hard every day,” she adds. “I tell them that this journey is a long one. It’s not an eight-week dance course. And it’s not all ribbons and roses—but it’s worth it. The horse will take them as far as they want to go.”

“This journey is a long one. It’s not an eight-week dance course. And it’s not all ribbons and roses—but it’s worth it. The horse will take you as far as you want to go.” —Heather Linnenbringer We teach them the different aspects of the horse, proper equine nutrition and responsible veterinary care—but I am big into sportsmanship. Riding and learning about horses helps mold their character. We have fun shows at the farm, and all of our riders compete in some level of competition, so they all learn about sportsmanship. I tell them, ‘it’s not about the ribbon, it’s about the ride!’” Linnenbringer began riding Morgan horses at 13, and by the time she was 16, she was giving 25 lessons a week. She earned a B.S. in Equine Science at William Woods University under the renowned Gayle Lampe, and came to Cedar Ridge, in Jordan, Minn., in 2006. She has headed the riding program there since 2008. The Cedar Ridge riding program includes about 60 families, with one or more family members taking saddle seat and/or hunt seat lessons, at three proficiency levels. All of the nine school

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Leslie Hodgson’s riding program is headquartered at EquiVentures, in Kent, Wash. “Every lesson horse in the barn is an Arabian or Half-Arabian,” she begins. Hodgson, born Leslie Cook, had the advantage of parents who loved horses and encouraged their little girl’s interest.


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“I started taking lessons from Dede Bisch in Phoenix when I was 6 years old,” she says. “My sisters and I won something like 15 national titles under trainers like Eric Krichten, Joey Canda and Mike Lamb. I started teaching kids to ride when I was 15 or 16, and within four years I had 75 students! Today we take small groups of students—five or six—to class ‘A’ and regional shows, where they compete in hunter pleasure, western and country English pleasure, and equitation in all three seats. “I am very proud of our bringing new people into the Arabian business,” she continues, “and of training and selling horses, and starting kids who have gone on to win regional and national championships with trainers like Jaime Smith at Silver Aspen Ranch and Michael Whelihan. Our students also compete at schooling shows, usually one a month. Schooling shows are fun for everybody, and at the entry level, they don’t have the pressure or expense associated with larger, recognized shows. If our riders want to move on or want more, they can do that, too. “Our lesson horses are broke broodmares, retired show horses and experienced school horses who like the job and

like kids. My advice to instructors looking for good school horses is that you never know until you put a young person on them how horses will react. You never know who is going to make a good school horse until you try.” Hodgson has added an outstanding Prix St. Georgeslevel dressage trainer from Russia to the EquiVentures team. “She found me on the Internet, coming here from Michigan for her husband’s job. We are now at Reber Ranch, an old racehorse farm, where we lease stalls and have an indoor and two outdoor arenas. We moved here in December 2009. We are blessed to have the indoor arena for our more than 50 students. We teach the basics: saddle seat, dressage and hunt seat, and some jumping. We have a few stock seat riders and a purebred western pleasure gelding who is a great stock seat lesson horse. “My goal is to make horses accessible to everybody. I want to prove to the world that horses are not just a rich man’s sport. We keep our rates affordable, and we also teach at the academy level, around which I have built an entire curriculum. Teaching is a gift,” she adds, “and my goal for every lesson is to send the child home smiling. Parents want their children to have a positive experience, and so do I.

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This is my life’s work.” Equi-Ventures also hosts a horse 4-H club. Equestrian Heights, now located at Holsman Stables in Kansas City, Mo., offers saddle seat, hunt seat, stock seat and showmanship instruction. Kevin Jochens, Equestrian Heights’ trainer, instructor, operations manager and owner, has been showing Arabian horses all his life—or at least since he was old enough to sit upright in the saddle and not slide off. He is a third generation horseman who learned his trade from his grandfather and mother, noted horsewoman and judge Veronica Jochens. Kevin’s is the cumulative knowledge of generations. “It’s my desire—and I believe, my responsibility as a horseman—to impart that knowledge to others,” he says. “I initiated our lesson program to teach children and adults to ride safely, and to enjoy the pleasures of showing and otherwise enjoying their horses.” Jochens has been working with young people since 1979, when he became a professional trainer and coach.

“My lesson horses are all former show horses, and my students are still actively showing several of them. Paladin GFA, who is 17, is a many-time western pleasure and hunter pleasure champion. Last year he was Region 8 Western Pleasure AOTR Champion; he took my 12-year-old son Michael to the regionals in walk-trot and was top five, and to the 2010 Youth Nationals, where they were finalists in two walk-trot events. Mor Kaborr, now 22, took a little girl to a class ‘A’ show and won a blue ribbon, her first. Ibn Boraff, who is 25, has belonged to Cindy and Harold Kunkel since they bought him from his breeder in December 1986 as a weanling. Ibn Boraff probably has taught more kids to ride than any other horse I know. He is a true kids’ horse. He loves his job, and he is far better off than if he were standing idle. “I find that my students take great pride in learning to become good riders and in taking responsibility for something other than themselves,” Jochens says thoughtfully. “Having their first show ring experience with a horse they

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haven’t had to buy gives them a chance to see if they like it— to ‘dip a toe in the water without falling in,’ I tell them. Our lesson program introduces people to the Arabian breed. We give them access to and the opportunity to develop a personal relationship with an Arabian or Half-Arabian horse. “Students come to us from Holsman Stables to be introduced to horses. We love having people visit! Arabian horses have a natural affinity for people, and vice versa. Our program is beneficial because it helps kids develop close personal relationships with horses, and with other students in our lesson program. We have lots of trail rides, and a trail course set up for students who may want to show in trail classes. We have tailgate parties at Kansas City Royals baseball games, overnighters, picnics and other fun activities that allow students to make lasting friendships with each other and with the horses. “Kids come to Equestrian Heights to learn about horses,” he summarizes, “but I don’t just want them to learn how to ride a horse. I want to see each person realize his or her greatest potential. I want them to have a positive, fulfilling experience that contributes to their personal growth.”

Greg Stoffel, like Kevin Jochens, has been in the Arabian horse business a long time: 35 years in Stoffel’s case. Early on, Mallie Stapleton, now distinguished Spanish Arabian breeder Mallie (Mrs. Dave) Stanley, was his saddle seat and hunt seat instructor. He also had the opportunities to work with stock seat and dressage instructors. Stoffel and his wife, Val, operate Wildwood Training Stable, near Mankato, Minn. “We offer training and boarding, and we give lessons in our indoor arena,” he says. “We teach stock seat, saddle seat and hunt seat. I’ve been giving lessons to our customers, boarders and people who haul in their horses for lessons for many years.” These days he teaches 15 to 20 lessons a week, while Val manages the stables and office, works with beginning riders, and schedules lessons. Their daughters, Tammi and Nikki, have won many national awards and Stoffel hopes to encourage Nikki’s 2-year-old son Carter’s budding interest in horses and riding. In 2007, after 30 years as an educator in the Redwood Falls school system and as a school principal in Mankato, Stoffel retired and has devoted himself to the riding program he and Val began years earlier.

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Natacha Lesburgueres and her mother, Adrienne HancockLeong, are fourth- and fifth-generation Arabian horse enthusiasts. They have developed a broad-ranging lesson program at Stonehurst Riding Club in suburban Louisville, Ky. But that isn’t the only asset that makes people smile when they visit the handsome, highly functional facility. In addition to the farm’s large outdoor arenas, the spacious, airy, all-season covered arena was obviously designed by somebody knowledgeable and practical. The wisdom and horse-savvy good management is evidenced everywhere. Stonehurst’s school horses are all purebred or HalfArabians, a number of them royally-bred, retired show ring stars now in their early 20s. Despite their relatively advanced age, every one is slick, in good weight and brimming with health. Their hair coats are so clean and

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shiny, you can almost see your reflection; their legs are clean and unblemished, and they all appear to have been recently re-shod. They and all the other horses in the facility’s several barns are calm, cheerful and welcoming. Ears up, every horse comes to the stall front to greet visitors, extending his or her beautiful Arabian neck and face for petting. Lesburgueres smiles when she is asked to describe her family’s experiences with Arabian horses. “Let’s start with my mother, Adrienne Hancock,” she begins. “She grew up with Arabian horses. They bought the 3-year-old mare Daalda Charabi in 1966. The next year they bred Daalda Charabi to *Bask, and Bask Valentine was Daalda Charabi’s first of three *Bask fillies. Bred to *Aladdinn in 1981, Bask Valentine produced Aladdin Valentine.” She gives the


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lovely chestnut mare with her head over the stall door an affectionate pat. “This is Aladdin Valentine, who is 29.” Her mother takes up the narrative. “When the Lasma stallions moved to Kentucky, I moved here, too. Aladdin Valentine was born in 1982, the year I moved to Kentucky, bought this farm and resumed teaching riding and training horses.” Hancock had been training and giving lessons in the Los

Angeles area prior to the move. The program continues today, with more than 100 students riding and competing in many different disciplines. Clearly, what may be simplistically labeled “horseback riding lessons” are far more complex than lessons in how to drive a car, make a pie crust or lob a football. Horses and riding, in every discipline, add profound understanding, appreciation and infinite richness to the lives of every person, horse and community they touch. n

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ArAbiAn horse In History the Life, times & Legacy of Major General

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by Andrew K. Steen

Last month, we began an exploration of the life of William King Tweedie, whose The Arabian Horse, His Country and His People is considered one of the finest books ever written on the Arabian breed. A nineteenth century military officer and civil servant who became f luent in many languages, Tweedie served in the Middle East, and his knowledge of Arabians was based on firsthand experience and research in areas not far from the breed’s origins. At the end of Part I, when we left him, he was Magistrate and Judge at Secunderbad in India.

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The ArAbiAn horse

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Emperor Theodore

Walter G. Plowden, who had lived in Ethiopia for several years, seemed the ideal man to represent Queen Victoria’s interests and oversee the handful of missionaries (who although of German extraction were sponsored by English religious societies) that had boldly ventured into the vast, dangerous, extremely primitive and virtually unexplored kingdom.

In 1853, there arose a fearless Abyssinian tribal chieftain named Theodore (or Theodoreus), who by the age of 35 had defeated all the rival chiefs around lake Tana (the source of the Blue Nile), and had overrun the vast and untamed Amhara district of Ethiopia. Within the next two years, at the head of his small army, he conquered the neighboring provinces of Tigré, Gojam and Shoa, where he either killed or imprisoned the ruling families of those regions. He then proclaimed himself Emperor Theodore II, and by 1861, nobody could dispute his preeminence as the ruler of all Abyssinia.

Although the ancient city of Gondar and the great mountain fortress of Magdala had fallen under his control, Theodore preferred to move about the countryside with his sizable camp, court and army. Courageous John Bell, one of the interpreters on Colonel Chesney’s ill-fated 1836 Euphrates Expedition (featured in the December 2009 issue of AHT), had joined a British expedition to Abyssinia in 1843 and married a native woman. He became the trusted advisor and Grand Chamberlain to Emperor Theodore, and normally traveled by his side.

Before continuing William Tweedie’s saga, we must pause and set the stage for his next great adventure. The complicated series of events that precipitated Britain’s invasion of Abyssinia (as Ethiopia had been called since Biblical times) was so bizarre that it often seems more surrealistic than real.

British Consul Plowden became caught up in tribal rivalries and, as might have like many megalomaniacs, Theodore been anticipated, was killed near Gondar. untruthfully claimed to descend from a As a gesture of retribution to avenge long line of royal blood, including King Plowden’s murder, Theodore launched Solomon and Alexander the Great. a punitive expedition and slaughtered Incredibly, the British government Emperor Theodore around 2,000 members of the guilty regarded Theodore as an enlightened tribe. During the battle, which was African ruler! excessive even by Ethiopian standards, John Bell rushed to save Theodore’s life by shooting a rival chieftain, but In retrospect, writer and historian Alan Moorehead, in within seconds, he was slain by another warrior who in his amazing book The Blue Nile, succinctly described turn was killed by Emperor Theodore. Theodore’s complex personality in these words: “It has always been accepted that the Emperor Theodore was a mad dog let loose, a sort of black reincarnation of Ivan the Terrible and the Russian tyrants, and so he was in many ways, even by the savage standards of Ethiopia itself. yet, Theodore’s appalling reputation does not fit him absolutely. … He was far too emotional to be a calculating villain, and there was no real method in his madness. … His wrath was indeed, terrible, and all terrible. … He had the sort of unthinking courage that comes to some people as naturally as the air they breathe.”

Dropping The Ball At Whitehall

In its insatiable lust to exploit new commercial markets, Whitehall (the British Foreign Office) thought it worthwhile to establish diplomatic relations and appoint a British consul to Theodore’s court.

In its infinite wisdom, Whitehall appointed a new representative named Captain Charles Duncan Cameron, a veteran of the East India Company’s diplomatic service. He arrived at Gondar in 1862, and to the delight of Theodore, presented to the ruler a brace of pistols with silver plate stocks that were inscribed, “Presented to Theodore, Emperor of Abyssinia, by Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, for his kindness to her servant Plowden, 1861.” It is not known whether Theodore took Queen Victoria’s gift as a gracious acknowledgement of the massacre he had just committed or not, but instead of following Cameron’s suggestion of writing to the Queen and making a formal exchange of civilities, Theodore J u ly 2011 | 265


Later, around 30 of the hostages were moved to Theodore’s inaccessible mountain stronghold at magdala, 620 miles inland. When the news of these events reached London, the british Political Agent in Aden was ordered to send a special envoy with a personal letter from Queen Victoria apologizing to emperor Theodore. He was also to attempt to liberate the hostages through diplomatic means.

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drafted a polite communiqué offering to send one of his tribesmen as Ambassador to the Court of st. James. Unfortunately, someone at Whitehall dropped the ball and failed to answer his letter, which clearly called for a response. “i wish to have an answer to this letter (which has been drafted) by Consul Cameron.” After waiting two years for an answer, Theodore grew increasingly offended and mistrustful. To make matters worse, Whitehall dispatched Cameron on a routine but surreptitious mission to ottoman-controlled Kassala in the sudan to assess the possibility of growing cotton (due to the American Civil War, cotton prices had quadrupled) and investigate the slave trade in the eastern sudan. Theodore, a Christian, was justifiably leery of the moslem sudanese and regarded them as his bitter enemies. When he discovered that Cameron had ventured into their territory, he concluded that england and their allies who ruled the sudan, whom he called Turks, were plotting to overthrow him. enraged, Theodore ordered that all of the european missionaries (of british, French, swiss and German extraction, along with their ethiopian wives and 23 children) be put in chains and held hostage at Gondar. Upon Cameron’s return in January 1864, he and his irish assistant were likewise imprisoned and tortured, but he managed to smuggle a letter out from his cell that was published in the London newspaper The Times and which stated, “There is no hope of my release unless a letter is sent as an answer to His majesty.” 266 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

The intimidating task fell on Hormuz rassam (18261910), an iraqi of Chaldean Catholic parents who had been born and raised in mosul and was the younger brother of Christian rassam, the interpreter on Colonel Chesney’s 1836 euphrates expedition. Hormuz rassam was a talented and resourceful man of great tact who was not lacking in bravery. His incredible exploits and rather tragic destiny are beyond the scope of this article; it is sufficient to say that when only 19 years old, he had served as sir Henry Austen Layard’s assistant at the excavations of the ancient Assyrian cities of nimrod and nineveh (described in the August 2008 issue of AHT). in 1847, Layard had taken rassam to London to attend Cambridge, and with him later when he had supervised the Assyrian excavations in iraq on behalf of the british museum. in the ensuing years rassam achieved renown as an archeologist in his own right for discovering the bronze Gates of balawat and some 70,000 cuneiform tablets from the babylonian city of sippar, which are safeguarded in the british museum’s collections. Later Layard had helped rassam secure the post of Assistant resident in Aden, Yemen. in July, 1864, rassam took a british gunboat to the plague-ridden port of massawa, the gateway to ethiopia, and managed to get a series of polite messages to Theodore, asking his permission to meet with him. After waiting patiently for well over a year without an answer, rassam sailed to Cairo to obtain updated instructions from London and to purchase expensive gifts (including several chandeliers, mirrors and masses of provisions) to try to appease and placate the insane emperor. At Cairo, rassam was informed that he was being replaced by William Gifford Palgrave (portrayed in the April 2011 edition of AHT), who had already arrived to egypt. However, once the charlatan desert explorer had


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assessed the extremely dangerous mission, he abruptly turned-tail and sailed back to England. Rassam returned to the Red Sea port of Massawa. Despite warnings, he made his way overland through uncharted territories from Kassala to Metemma and eventually reached the shores of lake Tana. There, a horde of 1,400 warriors waited to escort him to Theodore—who put him in chains with the other Europeans.

Lord Napier’s Abyssinian Expedition

Rassam’s imprisonment and the plight of the 30 other hostages provoked one the most elaborate and costly invasions of the 19th century. Nearly four years after Cameron had been imprisoned, following heated debates in Parliament, the great English rescue mission finally got underway.

sent back to the world’s major newspapers, including the New york Herald, which sent Henry Morton Stanley to record the war. (Evidently, he enjoyed his experience in the jungles. His subsequent exploits in darkest Africa and his encounter with Dr. livingston would later thrust him into world celebrity.) Alan Moorehead’s The Blue Nile related how “terrible dangers faced the soldiers; they would be exposed to unknown tropical diseases, adders would get into their blankets at night and fierce wild animals would attack them by day, they would die of thirst, they would die of frost-bite, all their mules would succumb to the tsetse fly … a wilder and more barbaric place than Ethiopia in the nineteenth century cannot be imagined.”

Amongst the thousands of men that participated in the rescue mission was lt. William Tweedie, who was appointed Apart from the 13,000 soldiers (4,000 to the Intelligence Department of the Lord Robert Napier British and 9,000 sepoys), more than Abyssinian Expedition in November 1867 19,000 auxiliary laborers from Egypt, India, Persia and served throughout the war as Political Secretary to and Ethiopia were involved in the punitive military Commander-in-Chief lt. General Sir Robert Napier campaign. The logistics were staggering: a fleet of 280 (1810-1890), who had fought and was badly wounded at ships, both sail and steam, were needed to launch and lucknow, and later led the British expeditionary army in disembark the troops, livestock and supplies. Forty-four China during the Second Anglo-Chinese War of 1860. trained elephants were shipped from India to transport the heavy guns on the 620-mile march inland. From For more than 1,200 miles, Tweedie rode at Napier’s all over Europe and Asia, 55,000 animals (including side as the army marched across the desolate plains and 20,000 mules and several thousand horses, camels and through the uncharted jungles of east-central Abyssinia oxen), were purchased to transport the lighter military toward their fateful rendezvous with the enraged equipment and supplies then dispatched to the beach emperor at his well fortified mountaintop bastion, at Zula, 30 miles south of Massawa on the coast of Magdala. With the aid some of his German workers, Abyssinia. At the point of disembarkation, large piers, Theodore had cast an enormous 70-ton iron mortar that lighthouses and warehouses were built, along with two resembled an upturned church bell, which he believed condensers to convert seawater into fresh drinking would render him invincible. water. A 20-mile railway was laid across the desert Arogie And Magdala plains and a telegraph line several hundred miles long The first major battle occurred on April 10, 1868, at was erected in stages to maintain communications Arogie, which (in Stanley’s words) “became filled with between the front and the base at Zula. Since the work rushing men heading for the plateau, the chiefs, about five force would accept only Austrian Maria Theresa silver hundred of them, dressed in scarlet and riding horses, and dollars and not enough could be found in European the spearmen running in between … some five thousand banks, 500,000 coins were especially minted in Vienna. warriors … all of them singing their war song as they Dozens of military officials from France, Prussia, Italy, came on, and when they reached the plain.” Stanley wrote Holland and Spain tagged along to observe the British that “they inundated it with their dusky bodies.” troops. Regular press dispatches of the campaign were J u ly 2011 | 267


manuscripts and hundreds of religious icons, as well as staffordshire and sèvres porcelain that he had been given by various european monarchs. To this day, the ethiopian government’s efforts to recover the treasure have been in vain.

British troops returning from their victory at Magdala.

When they came within range, napier’s artillery and riflemen mowed them down and by nightfall 700 ethiopians warriors lay dead on the grassy plain. “The following morning vultures attracted by the sight of blood began to circle down on to the heaped bodies on the battlefield,” stanley reported. “Hyenas and jackals had already been at work there during the night.”

The british casualties numbered 20 wounded, of which two later died. napier returned to england as a conquering hero. He was knighted by Queen Victoria with the title of First barron napier of magdala.

In Praise Of Lieutenant Tweedie

Tweedie was twice “mentioned” in napier’s official dispatches. He also was promoted brevet of major and decorated with the Abyssinian Campaign medal with two clasps for his exemplary service in the war. The London Gazette of June 30, 1868, published napier’s detailed report, which stated, “i have received the most valuable assistance from the officers of my Personal staff… Lieutenant Tweedie, Political secretary, has performed his special duties with great ability and to my entire satisfaction. Lieutenant Tweedie attended me in the action of Arogie and at magdala.… The campaign has been one of severe military labor from the first landing to the re-embarkation.”

on April 12, Theodore released rassam and the hostages and sent down 1,000 cattle and 500 sheep as a peace offering, but napier refused them and the herds were turned back by their pickets. After the 3,000 elite troops and cavalry had scaled the 1,000-foot basalt escarpment and taken position a few thousand yards from Theodore’s fortified bastion at magdala, the elephants with the heavy guns were brought up into position and the siege began on The 1868 Abyssinian April 13. Campaign Medal. The first salvos of rockets were directed at the gate before assault parties with ladders stormed the wall. it was not very heavy fire; only a few of the enemy were shooting from above, but nine british went down before the troops hacked their way through, forcing Theodore and his remaining followers to take refuge in a smaller fort within the walls. When the second gate was breached, the british rushed though it only to discover that all resistance had collapsed. in desperation Theodore had taken one of the pistols that Queen Victoria had given him and lodged a bullet in his brain. Within minutes some 3,000 ethiopians appeared from hiding to surrender. stanley observed that it took 15 elephants to carry away Theodore’s spectacular treasure. it included gold crowns, jewel-encrusted goblets, 900 ancient Coptic 268 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Blackwood’s Magazine

seventy-six pages of original correspondence addressed to the man who would later publish his book were recently discovered in the archives of the national Library of scotland in edinburgh; they reveal that Tweedie first wrote William blackwood from Aden, Yemen, on December 30, 1867, while serving as napier’s Political secretary. “should you wish it, i shall try to send you a monthly letter,” the letter says, “… i propose writing, if my duties leave me leisure, not about our operations political or military, but of the natural features and object of interests of the new country.” Their relationship endured for more than 30 years. Tweedie’s articles were occasionally published in blackwood’s magazine, for which he received from £10 to £35, a fair amount of change in those days—Joseph Conrad earned only £20 for his first novel Almayer’s Folly in 1895.

Homeward Bound And Marriage

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Commissioner of Hyderabad, then was upgraded to First Assistant Commissioner. later he was appointed as Sessions Judge and local Secretary at Hyderabad in the Nizam’s territory (except at Berar). Four years thereafter he became Political Agent and Commissioner (Governor) of Hyderabad, where he remained until Feb. 1, 1876.

of lady Wentworth), who was then Viceroy of India, nevertheless sent the mission, which was turned back at the Khyber Pass. That diplomatic rebuff triggered the Second Afghan War. The British army of nearly 40,000 soldiers penetrated Afghanistan via three different mountain passes.

On Sept. 15, 1876, Tweedie took an 18-month furlough to Europe, which was extended by one month and 10 days for special leave from field service. His delayed return was probably for personal reasons. On Oct. 24, 1877, at age 41, Tweedie married Emily Harriet Whitmore, the daughter of Thomas Charlton and lady louisa Anne (née Douglas) Whitmore, of Apley Park, Salop, England. Emily was the third child of 10. Her mother lady louisa was the daughter of the Sixth Marquess of Queensberry, whose grandson the Eighth Marquess wrote the famous rules for the sport of boxing.

The Arabian horses of the Indian Army’s Cavalry performed with distinction throughout the entire campaign. Major General (later Sir) Frederick Robert led the Kabul field force over the Shutargardan Pass into central Afghanistan and on Oct. 6, 1879, where they soundly defeated the Afghan Army at Char Asiab and then occupied Kabul. In September, 1880, lord Roberts led the main British force from Kabul and vanquished the Afghan army again at Kandahar, which ensured control of that nation’s foreign policy in exchange for “British protection” and a large monetary subsidy. England then abruptly abandoned its provocative policy of maintaining a Resident in Kabul and, having achieved all of their major objectives, withdrew its army in 1881.

Tweedie’s service records indicate that “while in England he was appointed Resident at Mandalay, however that promotion was afterwards cancelled on urgent domestic circumstances which compelled him, when on his way to Mandalay, Burma, to turn back from Rangoon and obtained an extension in India of his unexpired furlong.” Whatever the reasons may have been for changing his plans, Tweedie reinitiated his diplomatic career in earnest upon his return to India.

The Second Anglo-Afghan War

like all powerful nations, Great Britain had a long tradition of declaring war whenever it could not achieve its political and economic objective through diplomacy. Such was the case of the Second Afghan War, which was fought essentially to prevent the Russia Empire from encroaching into and annexing Afghanistan, thus threatening English interests in India. The geopolitical maneuvers set in motion an intense confrontation between the British and Russian empires that lasted from 1878 until 1880 and became known as “The Great Game.” The conflict arose when Russia sent an uninvited diplomatic mission to Kabul. The British demanded that Sher Ali Khan, the Amir of Afghanistan, also accept British diplomatic representatives. Amir not only refused to receive the British envoy, Neville Bowles Chamberlain, and his staff, but also threatened to stop them if they were dispatched. lord Robert Bulwerlytton, First Earl of lytton (the future father-in-law

At the beginning of the Second Afghan War, Major Tweedie was appointed for special political duty to the Staff of Major General R. D. Bright. During the advance through Khaibar and Gandamak to Kabul, he commanded the Jalalabad Division. Following the campaign, he was appointed Political Agent First Class Eastern States (Rajputana) on Sept. 22, 1880. For his gallant service in Afghanistan, Tweedie was decorated with the Companion of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India on Dec. 23, 1881. Throughout the war, Tweedie had been a correspondent for Blackwood’s Magazine.

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classic works and hundreds of interesting footnotes, which always contained a source. To corroborate his assertions, Tweedie ransacked virtually every known work that mentioned the breed and even had the original italian texts of explorer Carlo Guarmani translated into english. on Feb. 1, 1883, Tweedie’s sister had written to blackwood and mentioned that he was suffering from some grave ailment (perhaps British troops retreating from an Afghan attack during the Second Anglo-Afghan War. malaria), and alluded to the state of his health on two Resident Of Turkish Arabia subsequent occasions. nevertheless, 11 months later he on march 20, 1881, Tweedie was appointed as had resumed his investigation of the Arabian horse. His resident of Turkish Arabia in baghdad, where he letter of Dec. 18, 1884, from Poona, india, disclosed remained until April 28, 1882. only three days before that “i have not begun my book about Arabian horses his departure, he was promoted to colonel. Following yet, being deep in the study of the Arabic language another six-month furlough on private affairs, which which is a tremendous undertaking. However, material he spent in india, Tweedie became the Political Agent for the book is being collected; and if i live, you shall First Class of Ajmer on march 4, 1885. However, have it one day, even if i have again to visit Arabia for he returned to his old post at baghdad on July 24, more materials.” 1885, and less than a month later was promoted to consul-general. He obtained his certificate for “Higher From india and baghdad, Tweedie continued sending standard in Arabic” six months later. His daily routine articles and segments of his manuscript via his family, as resident involved writing frequent diplomatic who forwarded them to William blackwood. on June reports and dispatches describing all manner of 25, 1888, Tweedie was granted another furlough of 10 proceedings in Arabia, including the lucrative Arabian months and 10 days and returned to england via the horse trade. As part of his official duties, Tweedie suez Canal. rode more than a thousand miles to inspect the various horse-breeding bedouin tribes of mesopotamia, then A rare glimpse into Tweedie’s character was provided by drafted a lengthy report entitled Turkish Arabia being his sister margaret bell, who wrote blackwood on June an account of an official tour of Babylonia, Assyria and 27, 1888, while her brother was on the high seas. she Mesopotamia 1886-1887. reflected that “few sisters (had) such a kind and good brother as he has always been,” and added, “i am very Tweedie’s Magnum Opus much pleased that you think the opening chapters of his Throughout the many years that he served in baghdad, book promise well and i sincerely hope the whole work Tweedie not only observed Arabian horses in their will meet with your approbation, if the dear old man is native habitat, but also bred them. During his extensive spared to complete it.” travels, he had the opportunity to study many different factions of the bedouin tribes and their desertbred When the University of Pennsylvania’s 1888-1890 horses. A gifted linguist fluent in Arabic, he buttressed Archeological expedition to babylonia arrived in his forcefully written texts with a bibliography of 39 baghdad, its director, John P. Punnett, lamented that 270 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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Major Talbot was acting Resident and that he was deprived of Tweedie’s vast knowledge of the nearby ruins. upon his return to Baghdad on May 5, 1889, Tweedie resumed his diplomatic duties as Resident of Turkish Arabia, where he apparently remained until October 1891, when he “reverted to military duty.” unfortunately, no further information about his activities in India was disclosed in his service records or discovered at either the British or Scottish National Archives, but obviously, at some point prior to his return to Europe, he was promoted to the rank of major general.

Tweedie’s Arabian Steed—Rashid

It is not known when Tweedie imported his desertbred stallion Rashid to England, but it was probably sometime around 1891, because on Sept. 28, 1892, James Clark, a well-known artist of the era who had previously painted two of Major Elliott’s stallions (including Euclid, the stallion Count Jozef Potocki had bought in India whom lady Wentworth criticized so intensely), wrote to Tweedie. He agreed to travel to Ascot and do an oil painting of the imported grey Arabian stallion Rashid. Tweedie offered that he had “personally bought (Rashid) about this time last year from the Aeniza Bedouins and whom I regard as a typical specimen of the actual (as different from picture book) Arabian horse of our day. But he has never illustrated his pedigree by turf performance.” One deduces that Tweedie’s passion for the Arabian horse continued unabated for the rest of his life. In his letter to Blackwood of June 4, 1893, he mentioned that he had offered his stallion Rashid as a model for lord Robert’s 30-foot high equestrian statue which was cast in England and later erected in Calcutta. unfortunately, it is not known if sculptor Harry Bates (1850-1899) took him up on his offer. (Smaller copies of Bates’ statue of lord Robert were also erected in Glasgow, Scotland, and at Queen’s Gate in london.) In 1894, William Blackwood published Major General William Tweedie’s book on the Arabian horse in a limited edition of only 100 copies. For some years thereafter, Tweedie continued to send letters and submit articles to Blackwood’s Magazine, making observations about various politicians and events. looking back many years, he described Emperor Theodore as “that drunkard monster.”

Retirement And Death

In 1902, sometime after his return to Scotland, Tweedie purchased property at lettrick, Dunscore, Scotland, where he built a manor home that reportedly cost the hefty sum of £23,000. He was recognized as an authority on Oriental languages and Indian and Arab customs, and scholars, authors and the British government frequently sought him out to benefit from his profound knowledge of those topics. Tweedie’s wife, Emily, died on October 12, 1912, and the great Arabian horse authority passed away two years later on Sept. 18, 1914. Having no heirs, he willed everything to the university of Edinburgh. However, their records indicate that his bequest amounted to only £3,000. The peculiar, detailed arrangements that Tweedie drafted for his own burial (among other things, he requested to be dressed in Arab garb) easily ranks it as among the most bizarre funerals in Scottish history. (Complete details can be found on the Internet at www.lettrickhouse.com)

Tweedie’s Legacy

Nowadays when rare first editions of The Arabian Horse, His Country and People occasionally come on the market, they command from $2,500 to $4,000. Among the many authorities that have praised Tweedie’s engrossing and magnificent tome is Carl Raswan, who summed it up nicely as “a timeless book and always new and refreshing.” All those fortunate enough to read and study the later Borden edition of Major General William Tweedie’s masterpiece are likely to draw the same conclusion. Author’s Note: The spelling of Indian and Afghan proper nouns is almost as diverse as Arabic and varies at the whim of a given author. Readers wishing to learn more about the Napier’s Abyssinian Expedition and Emperor Theodore are encouraged to consult Alan Moorehead’s 1962 book, The Blue Nile. The engrossing text also contains a wealth of information on John lewis Burckhardt’s Egyptian journeys, Napoleon’s campaigns in Egypt, James Bruce’s (1780-1844) amazing exploration of Ethiopia, and an excellent account of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Baker’s 1861 expedition to those unexplored regions. Several extracts of Tweedie’s dispatches regarding the Arabian horse trade can be found in Hala Fattah’s 1979 book, The Politics of Regional Trade in Iraq, Arabia and the Gulf 1745-1900. ■ J u ly 2011 | 271


Trainer Confidential—

Tales From The Equestrian Underbelly This month, AHT introduces a new column: Trainer Confidential —Tales From The Equestrian Underbelly, by Mary Trowbridge. Appearing on a semi-regular basis, Trainer Confidential will offer a fresh perspective on living with Arabians today. Any topic may be up for discussion!

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Pat’s Story by mary Trowbridge

spend a lot of time trying to decide what i actually do, in the broad sense, as a “horse trainer.” Coming from a family of journalists, i was certainly the black sheep of the family. i apologized to my mother for not doing something more “important” for a living, shortly before she died of ovarian cancer back in 1990. i was silenced with a long, steely look, and an admonition. “you bring people happiness,” she said. “There is nothing more important you could do with your life.” i came back to that phrase often during the next 20 years, as we built our business and reputation. in an industry geared towards show ring success the differences in talent, commitment and goals in both people and horses made it challenging to stay focused on “happiness.” i like to think that through two decades, our overall percentage produced that result. in 2004, when we purchased the farm we’d rented from mike nichols, we entered new territory. our business plan had revolved around the great horses that mike had bred, and we had sold to our training clientele and others around the country. We had always been committed to bringing the Arabian horse to new people; now it was time to focus on building a lesson program and incorporating it into the business to form a new base for the training, showing and breeding arms. it didn’t happen overnight. ultimately, we discovered that the healthiest business grows through word of mouth and referrals, through which you get like-minded people who, predictably and happily, fall in love with the Arabian horse and gradually become Arabian horse owners. And that is where this story begins. Pat Hickey found us through just such a referral. Her friend and co-worker, linda, had begun riding with us a few months before, and when Pat decided to take early retirement at the space-tech company she was working J u ly 2011 | 273


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at, linda suggested that she start riding to take up some of the free time she was going to have. she wasn’t a likely candidate to become an Arabian owner. As a 59-year-old beginner, she wasn’t exactly a natural. but she joined our group of wonderful ladies that rode with my co-trainer and the head of our lesson program, lindsey Knight, two or three evenings a week—we coined it “Happy Hour,” because all three were so illuminated as soon as they walked through the front door. sometimes, after a 10- to 12-hour day of whatever the horses, their people, and, as we call her, nasty mother nature, had decided to dish out, such unbridled enthusiasm could occasionally be a little hard to embrace on our part. but they all absolutely loved to ride, and did so dependably and religiously. When Pat mentioned to lindsey that she might be interested in a lease opportunity, lindsey thought of star,

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a wonderful, black Half-Arabian that we’d had in training before and who was available for sale. Pat was so excited that she arrived the very first day the mare got to the farm, and stared at her in the stall for an hour before emerging to go for their first ride together. The thought of a lease had already left her mind, and a day later we had another new Arabian horse owner in the barn. Pat’s days began revolving around her trips to the farm, which stretched out longer and longer. There was nothing about the Arabian horse world that she wasn’t interested in, and she was avaricious for knowledge, to a sometimes infuriating degree. recently, we all were able to share a laugh when i talked about her desire to share and learn about even the most annoying or difficult moments of horses and training. she had no idea that appearing in the corner of the arena when you’re busily trying not to get


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bucked off a young horse, or in the grooming bay when we were ultra-sounding a pulled suspensory were not always warm, fuzzy moments waiting to be shared. instead, she would have a big smile at the greatness of the moment and lots of questions would invariably ensue. but it was impossible (almost) to be annoyed with her; her interest and enthusiasm and absolute joy to be at the farm among the horses was so genuine. A year ago in may found Pat excited about plans to get her and star to their first horse show. They planned to show in the walk-trot academy classes at the Hudson Valley All-Arabian show. i’ve never seen a larger smile when she trotted, albeit slowly, out of the ring with a first place ribbon on her Half-Arabian mare, star studded night loA, owned and shown by Patricia Hickey. shortly afterwards, she took lindsey out to lunch and told her quietly and unemotionally that she had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. she’d known for some time before the show, but decided to wait until afterwards for fear we’d discourage her from competing. As last summer stretched on, we would notice that a week here and there would go by when Pat wouldn’t make it to the barn. she had little to say after an absence—she’d just show up, usual big smile in place as she walked down the aisle saying hello to each horse before going over to spend time with star. she never talked about feeling bad as her hair fell out and she began to shed dramatic pounds off an already light frame. she just continued to spend her time hanging out grooming and walking star (since her doctors had prescribed that she hold off riding during

treatment), watching horses work during good times and bad, and chatting and being supportive to all the folks showing and riding. in september, another of our lesson families got struck with the C bomb. larry swirsky was the 43-year-old dad of emily (em), a quiet, serious 11-year old at the time who’d been riding with michele lomba, lindsey’s assistant instructor, and lindsey for more than two years. she and larry were also quiet fixtures of our lives—every saturday morning would find larry leaning serenely up against the wall by the grooming bay while emily got her horse ready. A contractor, plumber, and shooting instructor by trade and an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman as hobbyist, larry could talk about nearly anything with anyone when a conversation would strike up, and he loved to watch his daughter ride. After pain in his leg flared up in August, doctors discovered bone cancer that had already metastasized, and the fight was on quickly for larry, his wife, eileen, and em. emily

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still came for her lessons each week, but now we began meeting other family members and friends, as larry and eileen started the fight of finding a treatment that would beat his aggressive cancer. As fall closed in and u.s. nationals approached, Pat’s doctors continued to tell her that she shouldn’t ride during her treatments. This was heartbreaking, but in her usual pragmatic fashion, she was bound and determined to fight a cancer that was obviously winning, and so she accepted the advice. she continued to cheer and support from the sidelines, and came to see her horse almost every day except for treatment days and the increasingly long times afterward when she wasn’t mobile. Pat wouldn’t talk much about her cancer, but she did start to quietly recognize that now was the time to do 276 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

some of the things that she’d had on her bucket list. she surprised us at nationals last year just as the show began, whipping around the corner into the front of the set-up in a brand new, swinging black wig, and a bigger smile than we’d ever seen on her face. When she fell in love with Arabians, she reconnected with high school acquaintance russ Vescey, and the time that she wasn’t at the doctors’ or our place was spent at russ and Cathy’s barn. They talked her into making the trip to Tulsa, and she was able to be in a number of win pictures last year, including her friend Justine’s very first u.s. national Championship aboard one of russ and Cathy’s horses in the select Country Pleasure class. Pat’s was the biggest smile in the group. Winter was tough in new england last year, most of all for larry and Pat. it became obvious as the months passed and 2011 came that neither battle was progressing. larry


Trainer Confidential was in a wheelchair, and although Pat continued to make it to the farm through Christmas, we saw very little of her for weeks afterward. When we got home from scottsdale, we found things had changed quickly for both. Friends of Pat’s called to say that she was coming out of the hospital for the last time. They knew about star and were helping Pat, who would still not give up the battle, make arrangements for the things that mattered now, chief among them her horse. larry was going through his fourth change of chemo, and emily was still quietly making her lessons each week, but there was no question that things were coming to a head there too. sue, Pat’s friend, said that the first place Pat wanted to come after getting out of the hospital was to the barn. she also wanted to know what we thought she should do with star. lindsey was the one that immediately saw the potential—emily should have star. up to that point, the swirskys and Pat had met a handful of times, but that was about to change. Pat got out of the hospital on a cold and muddy march day. sue called to say how excited Pat was about the thought of emily having star and her impending trip up to the farm, and i asked if she wanted to have the place to herself, or if she’d mind if a few of her friends happened to be there. sue thought Pat might like that, and within two hours we had 20 of her friends, a tray of sandwiches, three bottles of champagne and some ice cream in the snow bank waiting to welcome her home.

larry and eileen came that afternoon, leaving em at school. i had caught them by surprise a few nights before when i had called to ask them if emily could have star. Although still fighting the good fight, both were beginning to realize that their small family was probably going to be facing a single parent/income situation, and a horse certainly was not in the budget. Pat and her friend, sue, solved the first part of that, including six months of expenses for star in the gift, and i assured them both that the additional family member would not be a financial burden on them—Pat, larry, emily and eileen had too many supporters for that to be an issue. larry answered the question after just a few moments of thought, and they were adamant that they wanted to come that afternoon to see Pat and thank her personally. it was a wonderful Thursday afternoon. Pat, larry and eileen spent a few silent moments together in the middle of the aisle when they first arrived, and after that, the show was on. We poured champagne and shared sandwiches while Pat enjoyed her ice cream, and then we brought out just about every horse on the farm for a showing while everyone stood around laughing and chatting, Pat and larry in the seats of honor in the corner of the arena. Afterwards, we brought star down with a western saddle and got Pat aboard, and with a set of Hadrian’s national roses hanging around her neck, Pat and star went for a long victory walk around the arena while we polished off the food. We had photo ops with all the supporting characters, as usual, and, as my mother used to write in her weekly newspaper column about our small town happenings, “A great time was had by all.” J u ly 2011 | 277


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not long after that, Pat moved into an assisted living condo apartment that was only 15 minutes from the farm. she was bound and determined that march to see all three of the babies that we had due this year, although none of us at that point were sure she would see one, since she was already much weakened and there was no longer any palliative treatment going on. rita Hayworth foaled that very next sunday, and on Tuesday Pat was back for another visit, and then again when the second Triften filly was born three weeks later. in the meantime, emily had begun riding star, and was at the farm anytime anyone could get her there. larry went in the hospital the beginning of April, and finally passed away quietly one Wednesday afternoon a few long weeks later. As Pat weakened progressively, i began hooking up the two horse and taking star over to visit her at the assisted living place that she had joined, much to the delight of many of the residents there. We quickly had to ban the kitchen crew from bringing out bowls full of cut carrots, since the sugar Emily Swirsky and “Star.” 278 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

high made it a little hard for star to remain patient when surrounded by the walkers and wheelchairs, but she quickly learned the drill. em didn’t get much preparation for larry’s passing. naturally reserved, she was not the sort to talk about it, even when pressed by counselors. The closest we could come was when i mentioned to her one day on the way home that my mom and dad had had cancer, and that if she ever had any questions she could ask me. she promised that she would, and shortly after that she decided she wanted to start coming with me when star and i went over to visit with Pat. she did so with aplomb, walking her horse quietly to Pat’s corner window, or bustling through the lobby to Pat’s room to announce our arrival and help Pat’s wonderful caregiver, roseann, get her situated in the wheelchair and outside for a visit. About two weeks after larry’s funeral, Pat and roseann showed up in the driveway on the sunday afternoon just before i left to judge region 10. We had just had the last foal of the summer three days before, and weak as she was, Pat was bound and determined to come and see it. she couldn’t stay long, and i knew things were changing when she said she hadn’t had the energy to log onto the livefeed and watch all of her friends at buckeye the week before. i hoped i’d see her again as they drove out.


Trainer Confidential thousands and thousands of years. As i watched that quiet black mare stand between two of the people whose journey she had been charged with, it occurred to me, not for the first time, how adaptive our amazing horse is in how it serves mankind. if we only have the humility to let them lead, there is nowhere that we cannot go with their help, whether it be across a great mountain divide, through the deserts, or today, from childhood to adulthood at too early an age, guided by a passion for the animal and the love and acceptance of the horse.

sue called me sunday night as i was packing to come home, and told me that Pat had become nonverbal and was on light oxygen; she would be passing soon. After thinking for a while that evening, i called up em’s mom, eileen, to let her know, and to ask her if it would be all right for me to ask emily if she wanted to go with me on monday after i got home to say goodbye. When my own mother died 21 years ago this August, my last visit home had been about 10 days before that, and i knew that em also had not gone to see larry after a sunday visit three days before he passed. no matter how old or young we are, it is never easy to say goodbye. em never even hesitated after eileen put her on the phone and i explained what was going on. We made the arrangements, and as soon as i got off the plane, we drove to her school, where she was waiting outside. After that, it was a short drive to the farm to pick up star in the trailer that was waiting by her barn for us, and we were off. When we arrived and walked star along the back of the apartments, many of the staff came out with tears in their eyes, and smiles on their faces. We pried off the locks that kept the window at half mast and removed the screen, and roseann and Pat’s friend liz moved the hospital bed up to the window. emily led her horse quietly up to the window and leaned against the windowsill, and after a moment, star put her head in the window and rested it next to Pat’s leg. For the next hour and a half, she stood serenely with her two people while various people came by to say hello and goodbye. Horses, especially our Arabian horses, have been facilitating our survival and passage through life for

Pat passed away the next day while we were in Virginia at a show, but they waited for us all to get home before the service, where her saddle sat on the casket next to her national Champion roses. emily went with us a few weeks ago to region 14, at the Horse Park in lexington, Ky., where she got to see her horse’s picture in the Arabian Horse Gallery, and listen to the interview that Pat taped two years ago, just after she bought star, speaking about Arabians and how they captured her soul. star waits for emily each saturday at the barn, and is ready and waiting for this next chapter of facilitating a favored person through life. And we are the better for having had the Arabian horse bring us all together, giving us a sense of community, commonality, and shared passions that transcends age. in a world full of smartphones and Facebook®, real human connections and community are hard to come by. rest in peace, Pat. The gift of the Arabian horse that you gave to yourself and that you then gave to another continues to give to us all. Thank you, my friend. Thank you. n

Mary Trowbridge became only the second woman in history to win the U.S. National Championship in Park when she rode Red Tape to victory in 1991. Well acquainted with national roses, she was named APAHA’s Horsewoman of the Year in 2003. A USEF judge (large R), she also is well known for her work in founding the Horsemen’s Distress Fund. Mary and her husband, Pat, own Trowbridges Ltd. in Bridgeport, Conn., a full-service Arabian show, breeding and instruction facility.

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A Preview Of The

2011 BB&T

North American Arabian World Championship Horse Show by Kara Larson

When the north American Arabian Horse show Association (nAAHsA) started planning the north American Arabian World Championship, they had two main goals—to raise the level of competition and to bring excitement and fun to everyone involved at the show. To facilitate the changes the nAAHsA had in mind, they present the bb&T north American Arabian World Championship Horse show, August 24-27. it will be held at the 600-acre Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., which has a 4,000 seat coliseum, 280 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

eight barns to accommodate 1,200 horses, 19 show rings, and two large indoor arenas. The show promises to be geared toward competitive fun and getting the outside community involved. The World Championship show has fewer classes scheduled than is routine at larger events, and the lineup will consist of “World Championship” classes and “straight egyptian” classes to showcase the deep-rooted ancestry of the Arabian breed. nAAHsA co-founder rob Langlois hopes that the heightened level of competition at the show will


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offer a meaningful experience in the hunt for a national championship. “We want to make winning meaningful,”

“Energy and fun will take top priority at the show, and they have many activities planned to make it fun for everyone—the exhibitors, the spectators, and members of the outside community.” states langlois. “We want riders to strive to win the championship, make their horse great, and put the thrill back into showing.” The show will have 10 judges total, with five judging each class. What makes this system different is the fact that there is no set panel for any particular class. No one will be aware of which five will be judging until moments before the class begins. Greg Knowles, one of the judges, finds no issue with the lack of division in the system. “AHA has licensed and accredited all of the judges,” states Knowles. “We should be confident to judge any class, whether it be western, hunt, halter, or English.” Energy and fun will take top priority at the show, and they have many activities planned to make it fun for everyone—the exhibitors, the spectators, and members of the outside community. To ensure that the general public gets involved, the Association has included local businesses and scheduled events for the community. First, the show has attained a corporate sponsor, BB&T Bank. Another group involved is a local Boy Scout troop who

will be responsible for the fresh bedding already in the stalls upon exhibitors’ arrival. There will also be two opportunities to win a substantial prize. The first is from members of the local government, who will be presenting a car for any member of the military currently on active duty. The second is a trailer donated by Adam Trailers and Delwood Trailer Sales, available for any professional trainer who attends the show to win. The crowd involvement continues with another exciting event taking place on Saturday night. The show will designate a time when members of the crowd are allowed to get their picture taken with a show horse and have the photo mailed to them. All of these extra activities are aimed at getting people excited about Arabian shows and encouraging new membership. Standing by his assertion that reintroducing the Arabian horse to the public is an essential aspect of future success, langlois states, “Not many people are raised on a farm anymore. The majority of the general public grows up without horses and without

“AHA has licensed and accredited all of the judges,” states Knowles. “We should be confident to judge any class, whether it be western, hunt, halter, or English.” the opportunity of knowing how great they are.” The NAAHSA wants to make this championship show an event that brings everyone together to have a great time and enjoy the beauty, talent, and versatility of the Arabian horse. n J u ly 2011 | 281


In Memoriam:

Margit Bentley (1943-2011) by Mary Kirkman In the early 1980s, when Margit Bentley taught her daughter, Jaime Cassin, to ride, she used her stallion, HC Heritage. He was her show horse, and although he might have just been ridden and still be keyed up, all she had to say was, “Precious cargo, Tage. Jaime’s up.” He would settle down and guard his small friend diligently. Jaime learned to ride on him, and neither she nor her mother ever forgot Tage’s (pronounced “Taj-ee”) extraordinary devotion. Three decades later, when Margit Bentley died in Scottsdale at the age of 68, she was best known for her top-of-the-line show and breeding horses. But she never forgot her favorite, the liver chestnut stallion who, the story went, had beaten Nabiel in halter as a yearling. Nabiel went on to national fame, but Tage, Bentley would deadpan, stopped growing at 13.2. No matter. He was a member of the family and one of her dearest supports when her first marriage dissolved. From that time on, she was almost never without an Arabian horse. A native of Sweden, Margit Peterson arrived in the United States at the age of 6, when her family immigrated in accordance with her father’s job. Her passion for horses began in those early years, when, as she recalled, her friends would gather around her on the playground and she would teach them how to trot and canter on imaginary horses. It became more real when Bentley learned to ride at the stables in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park. Her older sister, Ulla, was a contemporary of the extraordinary group of young riders (including Bob Battaglia) who would become headline trainers in show breeds across the industry. From her vantage point as a small, star-struck beginner, Margit saw it all. “She sat on the horses and walked them out for the older kids after they had ridden them,” Jaime says. “That’s how she started.” Bentley began her focus on Arabians largely through her friendship with the Chicago-based Wrigley family; as a 282 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

teenager, she was invited to visit them in Scottsdale and on their Catalina Island, where the daily agenda included riding their Arabian horses. Margit Bentley graduated from Northwestern and spent her early career as a dental hygienist. In 1970, she married Robert Cassin, and in 1976, her daughter Jaime was born. When the marriage did not work out, she and Jaime established a new life, and she became the controller and human resources manager for her sister and brother-in-law’s Brunk Industries. One thing did not change; Arabian horses remained her favorite pastime. Through the 1980s, mother and daughter hit the show circuit. “We owned two or three horses,” Jaime recalls. “We’d get two stalls—one for the horse and one that we slept in, where we kept our grooming stuff. We made a lot of good memories.” Margit called their little venture “StoryBook Arabians,” and added the tag line, “Where Classics Come to Life.” Then, in 1993, Margit married entrepreneur Warren Bentley, and her involvement with Arabians took on a new dimension. Through his wife, Warren came to love the horses as well, so they purchased property in Delavan, Wisc., and named their new venture Geneva Arabians. What had been a passion became a business with a passion, and the Bentleys’ operation became wellknown for its standout horses. Some were stars in the show ring, such as HL Infactuation, U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Filly and Mare, Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly, and U.S. National Top Ten Mare; Pension CAHR, U.S. and Canadian National Champion in English Pleasure, as well as winner of numerous youth and amateur titles (of which one Canadian National Championship and a Reserve, and two U.S. National Reserve Championships in English pleasure AAOTR were with Jaime); Queen Versace, Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Futurity Filly; and AW Fortune NGold, U.S. National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly and Junior Mare.


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Others distinguished the Bentleys’ breeding program; Geneva Arabians stood the well-known stallion DS Major Afire, and they were the breeder of U.S. National Champion Mare Major Love Affair. After Warren died in 2005, Geneva Arabians was moved to Scottsdale, but the excellence of the program continued unabated. As successful as the Bentley story in Arabians has been, Margit’s friends would say that it barely scratched the surface of who she was. “The love she demonstrated for us and everyone she met was immeasurable,” says Jaime. “Even the last week of her life, she was comforting me and all of those around her. We were the ones who should have been comforting her. That was so indicative of how she lived her life.” She reflects that before her birth, when her parents were still married, they lived on a farm and her mother taught riding lessons. It wasn’t just to kids who could afford them, she notes. “Mom gave lessons to a lot of troubled inner-city kids. They would come to the country and she would teach them and use the horses as a means of developing new feelings in them. She was told by their teachers how much it inspired them and how many of them began doing better in school because of it. That was something she always wanted to do again, and had she not gotten sick, that would have been how she would have spent her time—either volunteering or otherwise working with at-risk kids.” Some of Bentley’s generosity and graciousness was the product of her heritage and her upbringing, Jaime says. “But at the same time, it came from within her,” she adds. “I know what she would say, and I believe it too. It came from her faith and from God. And that’s how she raised me—not being religious in the sense of going to church every Sunday, but being spiritual and having

a strong relationship with God. She would describe her faith as being very simple and very childlike in a way. For her, it was not complicated.” It was just how she lived her life. Margit Bentley died in Scottsdale on Sunday night, June 20, 2011, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jaime Cassin Ward and Matthew Ward; and her grandson, Colton, who was her inspiration through the last year and a half of her life. Those wishing to make a charitable contribution in her memory are encouraged to support the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, 901 E Street N.W., Suite 405, Washington, D.C. 20004. The donation page has a space for memorials: www.ovariancancer.org/donate. n J U LY 2011 | 283


Roses For

The Governor by Kara Larson

“Well, i think you should wear the red; that would look great on Governor,” said my longtime trainer Deb, as she carefully analyzed the two shirt, vest, and tie combinations i held up. i ran my eyes over the contrasting looks—one a bright blue and lime green combo and the other an intense red. “All right, red it is,” i said with a smile. she gave a quick nod of approval and walked out of the dressing room. in the small, dim dressing room, i slipped on my black, patent leather boots, refined black suit, red vest included, and went on to lace my tie together just right. it took me some time to achieve this perfection with my nervous hands fumbling through the knot. Luckily, my mom was there to put the finishing touches on my look with rhinestone hair pins and my lucky horseshoe lapel pin. Then i carefully smoothed on dramatic red lips to match my suit. i could feel my nerves building up as my mom handed me my black derby. This was one of my last classes at my final Youth nationals—the purebred equitation class, a tough one. After nine years of showing at this prestigious show, i would have to say goodbye to the youth division.

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I was showing my spunky, purebred Arabian Governor Ghazi, who had only done one pattern before in his show career. It had been the prior year with me at youth Nationals. We won reserve in the class, but I was sure that Governor was more of a “one-hit wonder” type of equitation horse. let’s just say that reliability and consistency weren’t exactly two of his main qualities. However, I kept confidence alive, believing in myself and my horse—an absolute necessity for an equitation rider. As I took one last look in the mirror, I saw that my red vest and tie also popped with confidence, leaving only one variable left in the equation. I would need to act on this confidence—perform with poise and show with certainty to complete the picture. With this thought lingering in my mind, I turned to my mom and sister and their synchronized thumbs up sent me out of the dressing room with eager enthusiasm.

that I was the best rider in the class. As we jogged up the tunnel leading to the arena, anticipation grew within me. I soared into the arena exuding confidence and complete control of my horse. I’m sure my scarlet vest caught the eyes of the judges as I showed off my snow-white horse, who was trotting big and proud. Some of the best riders in the nation were riding in this class, and all of them had hopes of taking home a National Championship. I concentrated on exactly what needed to be done—correct cueing for all the gaits and performing nearly flawless transitions. I needed to have a perfect riding position, make sure the judges could see me on my best passes, and, of course, appear to be in complete control (while making it look effortless). After an extensive workout, we were called to the lineup. The beads of sweat were gathering on my brow and dripping onto my brown leather saddle.

We cruised our way down to the warm-up arena in the golf cart. Swarms of animated English horses raced around, pounding their hooves into the dirt and trotting high with trainers on their backs. After a few minutes of warm-up with Deb, Governor trotted in—my petite white horse with a kind eye, lengthy silver mane, and, most importantly, a feisty attitude.

“you may now exit the arena and we will call you back for your individual pattern work,” boomed the announcer’s voice as all the riders steered their horses out of the large coliseum.

“Well, he feels pretty good, a little heavy though,” Deb informed me as she handed him to me. “Just make sure to keep him motivated and backed off the bridle.” This may have sounded like gibberish to my sister and parents, but it was perfectly clear to me what “Gov” felt like on this particular day. I jumped on Governor, keeping in mind what my trainer had just mentioned. Deb shouted instructions across the ring as I continued to prepare, tugging on the reins with perfect timing and using cues I’d mastered over the years. After adequate warm-up, I came into the middle so the wraps could be pulled and to get Governor’s measly excuse for a tail brushed. (It was just past tail bone length—an entertaining story for another time.) Before I knew it, it was time for my class. Adrenaline pumped through my body, and I was ready to get into the ring and prove to the judges

In the paddock area, I mentally prepared myself as I went over the pattern in my head, visualizing all the spots and gaits I would need to perform. This would be the most difficult and crucial part of the class; this pattern could make or break my chances. So, as I entered the arena to complete the final phase, I felt some definite anxious energy flowing through my body, causing my legs to feel limp and my fingers to shudder with reins in-hand. However, I shoved my heels down and put my chin up, carrying out the pattern as the original piece of paper intended. Governor exhibited some nerves as well, jumping sideways and nearly shaking as we finished the pattern at a trot without stirrups. We exited the arena and the crowd showed us their enthusiastic approval with resounding loud cheers. A deep sigh of relief came over me as I knew that the tough part was over. After all the patterns were completed, the riders reentered the ring and lined up.

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The contemplating judges walked the line-up for the final time, analyzing every rider’s position meticulously. When they finally turned in their cards, we retreated to the endgate of the arena and waited for several minutes as the results of the class were tallied. it was time to call in the Top Ten riders, and i was announced as one of the Top Ten. i trotted up to get a picture taken with my ribbon and plaque, and i then continued down to the opposite end of the arena. After announcing the reserve Champion, there was only one place left to award—the national Champion. i glanced around at the riders circling me, considering who would take home the roses in the class. Anticipation was building, and the entire coliseum went silent as the announcer began his introduction to the champion. “Your 2008 Youth national Championship is going all the way back to Tea, south Dakota!” roared the announcer’s voice. “entry 193, Governor Ghazi and Kara Larson!” Upon hearing my hometown, my mouth dropped wide open with astonishment. shouts and applause exploded in the arena, while happiness flooded my body and a beaming smile leapt to my face. i felt my heart beating strong and quick as i reached out to pet my spirited horse, hardly believing what was just announced. Yet, it was true, i did it! i was a national Champion.

Governor’s Epilogue it was almost exactly one year after this momentous win when Governor Ghazi’s story came to an abrupt end. At merely 8 years of age, “The Governor” sustained an injury in his stall the day he was set to leave for Youth nationals. He was in Georgia at the time, being leased by a young girl. The injury ended up being more serious than initially thought, and after much heartfelt consideration, my family decided to put Governor to sleep. Anyone who rode or simply knew Governor Ghazi—the quirky, feisty, temperamental, and lovable little white horse—will forever miss him and remember him with the fondest of memories. i gave him love, and he gave me roses. n

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A Leg Up

Grooming Products—Recommendations For Proper Use by Heather Smith Thomas Many horse owners groom their animals daily, especially when showing, and use a wide variety of topical products— shampoos and hair conditioners, mane and tail de-tanglers, stain removers, shiny coat applications, fly repellents, etc. Jean Greek, D.V.M., ACVD, of the Dermatology & Allergy Clinic for Animals in Santa Barbara, Calif., says horsemen often use anything and everything on their horses, sometimes without thinking about possible reactions or skin sensitivities. “Fortunately, there are not a lot of contact allergies in horses, compared to humans, but on occasion a certain product may be irritating to your horse,” she says. Horsemen often try new products or something recommended by a friend, but before putting it all over your horse, she recommends that you try a small amount in a small area on the side of the horse’s neck to make sure he is not sensitive. Then if there is a reaction, it won’t be made worse by a blanket or saddle rubbing it. “If your horse is sensitive, it won’t affect his whole body,” she says. “If he does react, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad product; it just means your horse is sensitive. You might need to try several products before you find one that works best for your horse. “Some people use things on their horses that are harsh— that they’d never dream of using on their dog or cat—such as iodine-based medicated shampoos,” she continues. “Iodine kills bacteria and fungi, but is hard on the skin. If the horse is already itching, anything with iodine in it may make him more itchy. He may rub out hair or make the skin raw by rubbing.” Some people dilute bleach for removing stains or treating a skin condition, but today there are better options. “A horse may develop an irritation reaction if you used a shampoo and didn’t get it all off,” she explains. “Thorough rinsing is important, especially in places it’s hard to get the hose to, like under the belly.” If you think a horse is reacting to a new shampoo or any other topical product, immediately use a lot of water to

rinse off as much of it as possible. If you can dilute and wash away the irritating material, it won’t cause further reaction. “Contact reactions are uncommon, but show up as redness or itching,” Greek says. “The more serious cases show up as sores.” Read labels, especially if you know your horse is sensitive to certain ingredients. “I won’t buy something if ingredients aren’t listed on the label,” she says. “Rules for listing ingredients for topical products are vague. If you bathe your horse with something that says it contains all natural ingredients, this doesn’t mean it’s safe. There are some very toxic natural substances. An example is Melaleuca. This is what tea tree oil is made from and it’s a popular natural product, but many horses are allergic to it. “It often surprises people to learn that natural products can be harmful. Most things are well tolerated by horses and there are very few I’d recommend you stay away from, but if a horse is allergic to one ingredient, it doesn’t matter what the other 99.9 percent of the product is. Stay away from that ingredient in whatever product you use.” She also advises that consumers read the fine print and make sure the product is adequately labeled. If the substance is not a prescription topical, it is not mandatory that everything be listed on the label. “If a client asks if a certain product is safe to use, I have no idea—if it’s not well labeled,” she adds. “It’s probably safe, but if your horse is sensitive to something, don’t use anything that has some unknown ingredients.” The most important thing when grooming is to keep your horse clean. Many people put more products on a horse than needed or healthy. “If a horse has a specific skin condition, a medicated shampoo can be helpful, but otherwise just hosing him off to get rid of sweat and dirt is best,” Greek says. This is less apt to destroy the natural oils on hair and skin than frequent washings with shampoo. n J u lY 2011 | 287


Calendar Of Events Items for the calendar are run FREE of charge on a space-available basis. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. MAIL or FAX notices to Arabian Horse Times, Attention: Charlene Deyle, 299 Johnson Ave. Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093; phone 507-835-3204 or fax 507-835-5138 or e-mail: charlened@ahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

SeminarS/clinicS/SaleS/ Open houSe/awardS August 5-7, 2011, Varian Arabians’ Summer Jubilee, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Sheila Varian, 805-489-5802. August 5-7, 2011, Varian Arabians’ Summer Jubilee, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Sheila Varian, 805-489-5802. September 10, 2011, Quarry Hill Farm Open House, Lakeville, Connecticut. Contact: 860-435-2571. October 6-8, 2011, Women’s Horse Industry Annual Networking Expo, Nashville, Tennessee. Contact: 615-730-7833. www.womenshorseindustry.com

Regional championShipS July July 26, 2011, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 28-30, 2011, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. AuguSt August 2-6, 2011, Region 17 Pre-Show and Championship, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. August 5-7, 2011, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. September September 9-11, 2011, Pacific Slope Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101.

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July July 27, 2011, Region 18 Last Chance Show, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 28-30, 2011, AAHABC Junior & Amateur Show, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. July 29-30, 2011, AAHABC Junior & Amateur Show, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. July 30-31, 2011, Great Lakes AHA Classic A and B Show, Norway, Michigan. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. AuguSt August 3-4, 2011, Eastern Arabian Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. August 5-7, 2011, WAHA August Show, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August 6-7, 2011, Daffodil Arabian Summer Show, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 10-12, 2011, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. August 12, 2011, Gold Coast Classic, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 13, 2011, Lancaster Super Show I One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. August 13-14, 2011, Gold Coast Amateur Show, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 14, 2011, Lancaster Super Show II One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. August 18-21, 2011, AHAM Summer Show, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. August 19-21, 2011, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Sally Dunn, 561-784-4632. August 21, 2011, Bottom Dollar One Day Show, Quentin, Pennsylania. Contact: Jennette Aubert, 610-751-3700. August 24-27, 2011, North American Arabian Horse Show Association (NAAHSA) World

Championship Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. www.naahsa.com August 26-28, 2011, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 26-28, 2011, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mark Goodrich, 651-288-4314. September September 1-4, 2011, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. September 1-5, 2011, Iowa Gold Star Futurity, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Jill Rittmer, 319-395-7749. September 2-4, 2011, AHASC Fall Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. September 2-4, 2011, Fall Arabian Classic A and B Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. September 2-5, 2011, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. September 3-4, 2011, OHAHA Fall Show, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 3-4, 2011, Arabian Adventure NJ Series, Augusta, New Jersey. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. September 3-4, 2011, Silver Spur All Arab, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. September 3-5, 2011, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 7-10, 2011, Autumn Classic Arab Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. September 9-11, 2011, ABU All Arabian, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 10-11, 2011, AHBAN Fall Show A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Gary Tachoires, 775-852-3011. September 16-18, 2011, Colorado Fall Charity, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. September 17-18, 2011, Indiana Arabian ProAm Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066.


Calendar Of Events

September 17-18, 2011, Michigan Arabian & Half-Arabian Breeders Futurity, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Paul Diedrich, 734-649-7317. September 17-18, 2011, Pennsylvania NW Summer Classic, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. September 22-23, 2011, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336. September 22-25, 2011, Eastern States Exposition II, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Carol Keller, 413-205-5016. September 23-25, 2011, CAHC Fall Show, Castle Rock, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 29-30, 2011, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Velma Boodt, 918-284-7505. September 30-October 2, 2011, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. September 30-October 2, 2011, Minnesota Fall Festival, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. OctOber October 1-2, 2011, AHANM Chili Roast Training Show, Expo, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: www.nmarab.com October 8-9, 2011, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 29-30, 2011, LVAHA Youth Classic A and B Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-508-4063. NOvember November 10-13, 2011, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

endurance/ Competitive trail ride

July July 29, 2011, North American Young Riders 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Janice Stevens, 406-784-2469. AuguSt August 7-10, 2011, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscoda, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 7-13, 2011, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscoda, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 27-28, 2011, Abi Khan Challenge 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact: Mickie Newnam, 937-232-9256. September September 3-5, 2011, White River Fall 50and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Whitecloud, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. September 8-10, 2011, Big South Fork 50-, 55- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. September 17, 2011, Virginia City 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. September 17, 2011, Tin Cup Springs 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Luther, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. September 24, 2011, Run For The Ridge 60- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Fairfax, Minnesota. Contact: Dana Maass, 507-426-8385. September 24-25, 2011, Run For The Ridge 25and 35-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Fairfax, Minnesota. Contact: Dana Maass, 507-426-8385.

September 29-October 1, 2011, Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer 50-, 55- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Heflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545. OctOber October 1, 2011, Pine Marten Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Rapid River, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 8-9, 2011, RAHA Rally 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, San Diego, California. Contact: Margie Insko, 760-789-1977. October 29, 2011, Big River 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Morriss Miller, 847-812-6875. October 29-30, 2011, Big River 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Morriss Miller, 847-812-6875.

NAtiONAlS eveNtS

July 23-30, 2011, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. August 15-20, 2011, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, 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 *Go to www.ecaho.org for additional information on international shows. n

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2011

Arabian HorseTimes

Most Classi lassiC C Contest 2 010 w i n n e r :

M arhaabahs Melody The 2010 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest Winner Marhaabahs Melody (Marhaabah x Sohos Honey Serenade), owned by Susan Snyder, epitomizes the words “beautiful Arabian.” Snyder had owned Arabians in her youth and returned to the breed when she retired. She knew that her filly was special and she had the confidence to prove it, both in the show ring and in the opinion of her peers. “I have been an Arabian Horse Times reader for a long time, so when I got a beautiful filly in 2009, I entered her in Arabian Horse Times Beautiful Baby Contest,” relates Snyder. “We didn’t win, but when I got a great photo of Marhaabahs Melody, I entered her in the magazine’s Most Classic Contest. I was so thrilled when I got the call that she had won.” “Beautiful Arabians” are our business, and it’s time to crown another one. As you look through the following pages, who do you think should be chosen the next Most Classic Contest winner? Find out in the September 2011 issue to see if you made the right choice!

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Outrageousss

Majik Of Marwan

Danni Boy x Gai Danichele

Marwan Al Shaqab x Lilly Marlaina

Stallion

Owned by: Pete McNeil

McNeil Arabian Horse Farm 1545 Olivewood Lane Alpine, CA 91901 Ph: 619-445-3663

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Alixir x Ambianse

Danni Boy x Gai Danichele

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McNeil Arabian Horse Farm

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Stallion

Owned by: Pete McNeil

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Rohara Aria Spartan

Outrageousss

el nabila B x MSU Secret Vows

Danni Boy x Gai Danichele

Standing At Stud

McNeil Arabian Horse Farm

5/29/2008 • Stallion Owned by: R. Kirk Landon/Rohara Arabians

Rohara Arabians

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Stallion

Owned by: Pete McNeil

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Rohara Majician

Majik Of Marwan

Majik Of Marwan x wH esdee

Marwan Al Shaqab x Lilly Marlaina

2/20/2010 • Stallion Owned by: R. Kirk Landon Standing At Stud

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Standing At Stud

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Tulsa Time! U. S . Na t ion a l s Pre v i ew Coming in

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Index Of Advertisers

A

K

Adandy Farm ........................................................................................................... 292 AHT Beautiful Baby Contest ............................................................................ 255 AHT Interactive ............................................................................................150, 151 AHT Iowa Gold Star ................................................................50Gold Star (114) AHT Subscriptions .................25Gold Star (116), 86-87Reg. 12 (250, 251) AHT U.S. Nationals .....................................................................................296, 297 Arabian Horse Celebration ............................................................................30, 31 ArabianHorseGlobal.com ........................................................................................ 7 Aradon Farm ......................................................................................6Reg. 12 (170) Argent Farms ....................5, 53Gold Star (117), 60-61Gold Star (124, 125)

Kiesner Training ...................................................................... 164, 7Reg. 12 (171)

B

Battaglia Farms....................................................................................................18, 19 Belvedere Farm LLC ............................................................................................. 163 Button, Brad & Shelley.............................................................. 36Midwest (100)

C

Cedar Heights Farm................................................. 58-59Gold Star (122, 123) Cedar Ridge Arabians .........................22, 53-55Gold Star (117-119), 60, 61 Chattooga Ridge Arabians.......................................................... 10Reg. 12 (174) Conway Arabians ............................................................................................... 50-53 Copperhill Arabians ...........................................................8-9Reg. 12 (172, 173) Cornerstone Ranch ....................................................................... 30Reg. 12 (194)

D

Dale Brown Performance Horses, Inc. .................................. 36Reg. 12 (200) Desert Star Arabians.................................................................66Gold Star (130)

E

EgyptianSales.com ................................................................................................. 291 Eleanor’s Arabians .................................................... 62-63Gold Star (126, 127) Encore Select Group LLC......................................................................................22 Equid System Ltd. .................................................................8-9Midwest (72, 73) Erickson, Loren & JoEllen and Jill Mohr ...........................64Gold Star (128)

F

Fazenda Floresta ............................................ FC, IFC, 1, 1-16Fazenda (33-48) Four Moore Ranch ................................................................................................ 137 Frierson’s Custom Riding Apparel ................................................................... 291 Frizzell, Joe & Debbie ...............................................................65Gold Star (129) Furioso Bloodstock .................................................................................................BC

G

Garlands, Ltd. ......................................................................................................20, 21 Gemini Acres.....................12-13Midwest (76, 77), 16-20Midwest (80-84), ............... 28-29Midwest (92, 93), 32Midwest (96), 34-35Midwest (98, 99) Greymoor Farm Arabians ..............................................................................24, 25 Guzzo Training Center .................................................. IFC, 1, 16Fazenda (48)

H

Halbrook Arabians ........................................................................33Midwest (97) Haras Los Palmares ...........................................................................................10, 11 Haras Mayed...........................................................................6-7Midwest (70, 71) Hat Lady, The .......................................................................................................... 290 Heartland Arabians ............................................................................................... 8, 9 Hegg, Mickey........................................................................................................... 292 Hennessey Arabian Partners LLC ................................................................... 164 Hennessey Arabian, LLC ...............................................................1Reg. 12 (165) Henricksen Arabians ................................................................67Gold Star (131) Hesten Park ....................................................................................................300, IBC

I

Independent Equine Agents .............................................................................. 290 Iowa Gold Star Futurity ..........................................................................................63 Iron Horse Farms ................................................................4-5Reg. 12 (168, 169) Ivory Arabians ................................................................................. 28Reg. 12 (192)

J

Jamieson EquiCenter .................................................................... 34Reg. 12 (198)

L

Landon, R. Kirk.............................. 18-23Reg. 12 (182-187), 26Reg. 12 (190) Latham, Taylor ................................................................................ 35Reg. 12 (199) Liberty Meadows Training Center ....................................................................... 5 Linear Rubber Products, Inc.............................................................................. 292

M

Maraba ............................................................................................... 32Reg. 12 (196) Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ................................................................................ 290 Matt Murray .................................................................................... 27Reg. 12 (191) Midwest ...................................................................... 8, 9, 6-36Midwest (70-100) Midwest Training Centre ...........................................................21Midwest (85) Mike Neal Arabian Center ....................................................................................32 Musso, Linda & Vince .................................................................. 29Reg. 12 (193)

N

North Arabians ..................................................................24-27Midwest (88-91)

O

Oak Ridge Arabians .....................10-11Midwest (74, 75), 21Midwest (85), ................................................. 22-23Midwest (86, 87), 14-15Midwest (78, 79)

P

Palmetto Arabians LLC ............................................... 88-89Reg. 12 (252, 253) Pay-Jay Arabians ..................................................................................................... 291 Prairie Gem Stables ...................................................................38Gold Star (102) Prestige Farms LLC ...........................................................................................14, 15

Q

Quarry Hill Farm ......................................................................................................23

R

R.O. Lervick Arabians .......................................................................................... 290 Radon Incorporated.............................................................................................. 292 Rae-Dawn Arabians ........................................................ 2, 3, 57Gold Star (121) Randy Sullivan’s Training Center ..................................................................... 134 Red Tail Arabians ........................................................................................................ 5 Rohara Arabians ..............................................................17-32Reg. 12 (181-196)

S

Sarah Paripovich Training .............................................................................. 26-29 Sarata Arabians ..........................................................................................................32 Shada, Inc..............................................................................................................24, 25 Shea Stables .............................................................................................................. 290 Sheehe Family, The ....................................................... 24-25Reg. 12 (188, 189) Showtime Training Center ..........................................11-16Reg. 12 (175-180) Sichini Training, LLC ................................................................... 33Reg. 12 (197) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ..................................................................12, 13 St. Croix Training Center ......................................................................................49 Stachowski Farm, Inc. ......................................................................................16, 17 Strands Arabians ....................................................... 64-65Gold Star (128, 129) Stranger Creek Ranch Investment Group ........................51Gold Star (115) Susan’s Arabians & Pintos ...................................... 68-69Gold Star (132, 133)

T

The Brass Ring ...............................................................................................136, 137 The Farm.......................................................................................56Gold Star (120)

V

Vallery, Janet ............................................................................................................ 291 Van Dyke, Les & Diane..................................................30-31Midwest (94, 95) Vicki Humphrey Training Center.................................................................... 254 Vinson, Kirby ........................................................................................................... 290

W

Whitmojo ......................................................................................... 31Reg. 12 (195) Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ....................................................................... 291 Wilson Training Center ....................................................2-3Reg. 12 (166, 167)

Z

Zerlotti Equine Reproduction .............................. 58-59Gold Star (122, 123) J u ly 2011 | 299


2011 EgyptIan EvEnt

Supreme Champion Stallion

Al

RAheb

Owned by: Al Fawaz Arabian Stud Muhsen Onallah Israel

AA

(Laheeb x The Vision HG, by Thee Desperado) 2006 Straight Egyptian Stallion

Standing at: Furioso Bloodstock Raymond Mazzei 951-375-6349 furiosofarm@aol.com

Bloodstock

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