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Contents

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Cover Story: Inside Manny Lawrence The Pulse Of Jade Creek Arabians by Theresa Cardamone

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Women Around The World: Kimberly Marie Jarvis with Jeff Wallace

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Region 12 Spotlight Futurity—You’re Invited! by Anne Stratton

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Ted Carson @ Butler Farms—Doing Business With A Different Approach

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Rooted: Rohara And Rannenberg by Jeff Wallace and Theresa Cardamone

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Dynamic Region 12—The Arabians Of The Southeast by Anne Stratton

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Southeast Breeder Chestnuthill Arabians by Anne Stratton

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Hannah Shafer To Ride At High Roller Reining Classic

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Women Around The World: Vicki Humphrey

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Leaders Of The Times: Al Maliik—The Breed Standard by Theresa Cardamone

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Presenting The Personalities: Braden Davidson with Jeff Wallace

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RD Dynamo—Proving He Has It All by Theresa Cardamone

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The 2015 Region 9 Championship Show— Great Horses And Great People by Stephanie Reitter

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A Judges Perspective: Claudia Darius with Jeff Wallace

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Bandola—The Queen Of Janow Podlaski by Jeff Wallace

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Al Shaqab

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New Horse Show: Q&A with Cynthia Richardson

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A Touch Of Style: Shawn Getty with Jeff Wallace

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A Youth National Championships Preview by Christy Egan

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A Judges Perspective: Karen Homer-Brown And Connie O’Brien

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2015 Youth Clips

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Mark Miller & The King’s Horses by Elizabeth Kaye McCall

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Arabian Horse Competition And Camaraderie: The IEA’s Arizona Reining Equestrian Team by Catherine Cole Ferandelli

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In Memoriam

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Comments From The Publisher

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On The Cover:

Brandon Bey JCA (Versace x Hushahby Bey), owned by Jade Creek Arabians.

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Faces & Places

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Faces & Places

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Amateur Spotlight: Jessica Maldonado

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Guest Editorial: A Lesson On The Integrity Of Maintaining The Character Of The Arabian Breed by Dick Adams

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25 Things You Don’t Know About …

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


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Looking Forward To Youth Nationals Like any group of people, Arabian horse lovers can argue. We all have different opinions and different needs. I’m proud of us when we reach a consensus on complex issues. But I’m even more proud of our young riders and handlers, and I love that when it comes to supporting our youth, almost no one in the industry disagrees. They are our future and they are important. The other day, with the Youth Nationals fast approaching, I couldn’t help thinking about what our young people get out of showing Arabian horses. They put a lot into this breed—what do they gain? Some, of course, win ribbons and trophies, while others compete well but don’t carry home the hardware. And still others support local events and never target the Nationals. It is easy to say that young people, with their Arabian horses, learn to develop mental and physical skills to a level rarely seen outside the realm of competition. As is often recognized, they also learn to function as a team (with a horse). But truthfully, you can cite achievements like that for any sport kids go into that require a group—basketball, baseball, football, etc. So what is so different in our world? What is different is that the horses don’t speak English, or whatever language the horseman uses, and they don’t know the rules of competition. So, young people learn not only how to do their job, but also how to read their partners intuitively and then to make split-second decisions for them both. Competing with a horse is about not only being on a team, but being a leader and assuming responsibility in challenging circumstances. Often, it is also about learning to live with disappointment as well as elation. What a life experience! And for our young riders and handlers, it comes at an early age. What our junior exhibitors get from their involvement with Arabian horses is pretty important. But what they give back to the breed—a future—is even more valuable. As they head off to have a great time at Youth Nationals, we need to remember that a “great time” is only what they deserve.

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Pagani JCA (FA El Rasheem x Fellada JCA, by Jake Jamaal JCA++//


by THERESA CARDAMONE In the blink of an eye, something completely unexpected can occur that will alter the future in unpredictable ways. On a late spring evening in 1992, Manny Lawrence was having dinner with his close friends Don and Elizabeth Filpot, who were keenly interested in Arabian horses. Not being a horseman himself, Manny was amused to hear his friends discussing their excitement over their plans to attend the 25th birthday party of the Arabian stallion Khemosabi++++// (Amerigo x Jurneeka, by Fadjur). Although Manny wasn’t quite able to comprehend how going to a birthday party for a horse could generate such excitement, before he knew it he had agreed to join his friends on their weekend excursion. By the time Manny and the Filpots arrived in the Santa Ynez Valley, a crowd of fans had already gathered at DelongprÊ Arabians to pay homage to their hero. Little did Manny know, that he was about to experience the awakening of his inner horseman! He describes joining the adoring group gathered along the fence continued ...


line, “Khemo was entertaining everyone, and then he stopped in front of me, and I could have sworn that he introduced himself. He was one of the most charismatic living creatures I had ever encountered. It was within the next 48 hours that I purchased the first of my many Arabian horses.” Not long after that, Manny satisfied his desire to include the blood of Khemosabi ++++// in his growing collection by purchasing the Khemo son Gabriels Fyre+ (x April Honey, by SX Saladin), from the Filpots. Gabriels Fyre+ was a special horse that still holds a piece of Manny’s heart. He was very successful in the show ring, garnering a U.S. National reserve championship in western side saddle under Wendy Potts, and brought great joy to his owner, who began to breed him enthusiastically with admittedly, no specific direction in mind. While the results were mildly successful, it was mainly due to the overall high quality of the horses involved, not necessarily through strategic decisions. Manny was spurred on to learn more about the magic and alchemy of horse breeding. He wanted to blend the surety of genetically proven bloodlines with the intuition and creative spirit of a lover of the breed.

The Early Years When Arabian horses first captivated Manny Lawrence, he made plans to secure a location to showcase them. Later that year, Manny purchased an historic 10-acre property in the Corral de Tierra Valley in California’s Monterey County. Author John Steinbeck wrote an entire series of short stories centered on the “Pastures of Heaven,” the name given to the valley by the character that “discovers” it in the stories. Manny also wanted to tie the name of his new ranch to the land itself in some way. Watson Creek wanders through the property, but “Watson Creek Ranch” didn’t resonate with him. Instead, he substituted his favorite color, green, into the name by calling it Jade Creek Arabians (JCA). Eight years later, in August of 2000, Jade Creek Arabians relocated to the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley in California, returning full circle to the place where Manny first felt the power of the Arabian horse (or more accurately, Khemo power!). The new location enabled the farm to be in the pulse of the Arabian horse heartland. It is surrounded by some of the most reputable and accomplished breeders in the world. Nearby, Day Dream Arabians owner, Carol Steppe, is a dear friend of Manny’s whom he considers to be one of the finest breeders in the United States, and on the “must see” list for any visit to continued ...

Gabriels Fyre+ (x April Honey, by SX Saladin) and his legendary sire Khemosabi++++//. 2 • JA DE CR EEK A R A BI A NS


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Livin On Love CB (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Shania Twain) Owned by West Haven Arabians

STLA Purple Jade (Brandon Bey JCA+ x Khelli PGA) Owned by Lynn Packer

Jessica CB (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Vanessa EA) Owned by West Haven Arabians

Ali Soleil MLA (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x MSU Cross My Heart) Bred by Marcy Myers & Linda Erickson 4 • JA DE CR EEK A R A BI A NS


Santa Ynez. Om El Arab, where Janina Merz and Sigi Constanti continue to breed wonderful horses with beautiful faces and sound structure, is just down the street. Manny recalls, “A few years ago I asked Janina to show a mare for me at the Las Vegas World Cup and she very politely informed me that she only shows her own horses. She did ask who the mare was, and I explained that it was Fellada JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA x Fallada). Learning this, she quickly made an exception for me. Fellada and Janina went on to win the mare championship in the amateur to handle class. It was the following year that Janina gave us a breeding to Om El Al Azeem (Al Lahab x Om El Beneera) and we now have a gorgeous filly, Taormina JCA. This is the kind of special relationship we have in the Santa Ynez Valley.” Down the road just a bit further is Varian Arabians, and its incomparable owner Sheila Varian, an unquestioned leader in the breeding of Arabian horses. Sheila’s longevity and impact on the breed are unparalleled. She always has the time to share her knowledge and has been a huge inspiration to Manny. He appreciates the invaluable contribution her bloodlines have made to the Jade Creek program. Manny also values the exciting infusion of new energy that Aljassimya Farms’ Bart Van Buggenhout has brought, such as founding the local Foal Fest Futurity.“This man is relentless, with new and wonderful ideas to promote the Arabian horse. I am also proud to say that Bart purchased the Brandon Bey JCA 2015 Scottsdale Auction Breeding, and used it on their mare RP Miss Surprise (WH Justice x Nefertarji) and we are very anxious to see the results.”

Living in a place so richly endowed with fantastic breeding farms can be the key to opening doors to collaborative ventures Guinness that benefit both parties. One day during a casual visit, Lenita Perroy suggested that Manny breed Hushahby Bey (Bey Shah x JJ Annies Song) to Jullyen El Jamaal, her Ali Jamaal son who was standing at Gallún Farms. Lenita guaranteed satisfaction. When Jacline Jamaal JCA arrived the next year, she was just as incredible as Lenita had promised. Manny bred two other mares to Jullyen that year, both of whom produced splendid foals, Jake Jamaal JCA out of Von Herte Only One (Von Herte Katssuo x Von Herte Hstina), and Jullye Jones JCA out of Amanda Jones+ (Desperado V x My Ambrosia). It was after seeing such uniformly splendid results that Manny began to figure out “what to do in the breeding barn.” He now had a tangible example of the science of breeding to combine with the intangible magic of intuition. continued ...

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Brilliant and creative people often come with their own special quirks, and Manny is no exception. His fascination for the number “13” is so potent that he will only buy or sell a horse if the digits in the price equal 13 when added together. It was the summer of 1995 when Manny’s stepdaughter Joelle spotted a black yearling colt named Sundance Kid V, and he was beautiful. “I inquired as to his availability and was told that he was not for sale,” Manny stated wryly. “Being a bit stubborn, I wrote a check that afternoon for $166,000 and mailed it to owner Sheila Varian. Much to my surprise, Sheila sent the check back, with a message that he still wasn’t for sale. I guess it worked out OK, because eventual owner Frank Chisholm has done a wonderful job with Sundance Kid V.” Another time, Manny received a call from Brazil in the middle of the night. It was Steve Heathcott, urging him to buy a mare, sight unseen for $67,000. Although he admits to having a bit of buyer’s remorse when he awoke the next day, the mare captivated him upon her arrival a few weeks later. It was Von Herte Only One, who later produced the “King of Jade Creek,” Jake Jamaal JCA.

In a similar move, Manny paid $500 more than the asking price in order to buy FS Carose (Padrons Psyche x WN By Design) for $35,500, another 13. This time, the result was bittersweet. FS Carose went on to place third in four national mare finals that year; at the Canadian Nationals in both the open and amateur mare championships, and the same thing at U.S. Nationals. As Manny puts it, “Third! I hate third! It was 2003, the year that *Kwestura (Monogramm x Kwesta) was national champion mare. I remember we were in the skyboxes in Louisville and I was sitting with Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer who had *Kwestura on lease from Poland. When the class started, my mare FS Carose made a huge entrance and Mike lamented that ‘there is always one better than mine!’ Well, as it turned out, he didn’t have to worry,*Kwestura was the queen that night.”

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And one year at Santa Barbara, the entire showground was abuzz about a Bey Shah daughter that had won the Cal Bred futurity filly

championship. Although he didn’t see the class, when Jim Lowe took Manny back to the barn and Hushahby Bey stuck her head out of the stall, Manny was smitten. He knew instantly that he had to have her. When told that there was a current offer of $60,000 on the table, he responded with a new “13” offer of $85,000 and the sale was made, bringing a future foundation dam to the fold.

Amanda Jones

Von Herte Only One

Hushahby Bey

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FS Carose


Josephine JCA (El Milenio x Jacline Jamal JCA) with Ali Brady up.

Joining Forces Breeding and showing horses on a global scale is a tremendous undertaking, made easier by the generosity and willingness of professionals to share their knowledge. Many wonderful, talented trainers have helped Jade Creek Arabians reach its goals. Manny considers both Steve Heathcott and Greg Gallún to be dear friends and among the most talented trainers in the business. He likes Steve’s feel for the mind of the Arabian horse and his ability to communicate. He thinks Greg is the ultimate technician; his horses always turned out beautifully and trained to perfection. These two men are responsible for most of Jade Creek’s major show success, especially in the promotion of the stallions Jake Jamaal JCA and Brandon Bey JCA. After an early concentration on halter, Manny realized that by aligning with performance trainer Cynthia Burkman, the horses of Jade Creek could begin making their mark under saddle. Manny has high praise for Burkman as a complete horsewoman, who rode Jake to national honors. “Cynthia is, in my estimation, the hands down best all around trainer in the Arabian

Jimmy Choo JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Brianon Bey JCA, by Brandon Bey JCA+)

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Multi-National Champion Jake Jamaal JCA++// (Jullyen El Jamaal x Von Herte Only One) with Cynthia Burkman.

industry. She is a relentless worker and her attention to detail and the love of her horses is unequalled. I will always be indebted to Cynthia for the success of Jake and his many offspring that have been through her barn.” “We also had some very talented in-house trainers who helped to get the ball rolling including Alexa Morgan, who actually started Jake. Ali Brady was—and still is—one of the hardest working and most honest people I know. We currently have Greg Harris, who can fix any problem, and Dani Stock, an up and coming performance trainer. Two better horsemen you will not find.Troy White is expert at starting and training a halter horse and is a joy to be around; always a smile on his face. He trained all of our amateur horses for the past few years and always did a great job. He was also on the lead for perhaps the best entrance I have ever seen when Fellada JCA won the unanimous 5 & over mares championship at the Scottsdale Breeder Finals. Troy and Fellada JCA had the entire arena buzzing.” Every horse at Jade Creek receives expert attention from some of the most capable professionals available. Manny credits the farm staff with providing a good foundation continued ...

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“Where was Jake when I was judging? Most important criteria on my list: MOVEMENT - has to be a great mover ATTITUDE - has to be willing and pleasant A PRETTY HORSE - needs to be one I congratulate Manny Lawrence on Jake’s ability to pass this to his foals as proven by their success in the show ring.” ~The Honorable Peter Cameron


Left to right: Porfirio & Alma Sevilla, Gil & Laura Luquin, and Jennifer & Manuel Luquin

Fellada JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Fallada)

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for the horses and clients. “I would like to thank the families of Porfirio and Alma Sevilla, Manuel and Jennifer Luquin, and Gil and Laura Luquin for their friendship, loyalty, and dedication to JCA and its many horses and clients. The works of these men and their families have made JCA the wonderful place that it is. All of these people have been with JCA since 1999 and are responsible for the care of the entire farm and its many Arabians. Very special thanks go to my dear friend Jennifer Trickey, for all her hard work in the promotion of JCA for the last 20 years, and a hug to Amber St. Lawrence. Jenn is the one that makes it all happen, and Amber is the glue that keeps it all together.”

Continued Inspiration Khemosabi++++//’s influence continued to be seen in Manny’s selections for JCA. He and his friend Gerard were discussing special show horses when Manny named GA Honisuckl Rose (Khemosabi x NV Rose Ella) as his favorite show horse. Gerard said he had a halfsister in his barn, and when Fforever Rose emerged, it was love at first sight. Manny purchased Rosie that afternoon for $19,300. He eagerly called Greg Gallún to see if he would be willing to show her. When Greg learned that she was by Khemosabi++++//, he was less than thrilled. The Khemo Era was over, he said, and he

Fforever Rose (Khemosabi++++// x Chantilly Rose)

didn’t think much of her chances in the show ring. Not to be deterred, Manny sent Rosie off to another trainer, who helped prepare her and Manny’s stepdaughter Joelle, for the AAOTH class at Scottsdale. In a spectacular performance, Joelle and Rosie were named reserve champion in a class of 19, which included some mares with national honors.With humor, Manny recalls, “During the class I was standing on the rail watching, and Greg walked up and asked who the mare was that Joelle was showing. When I responded that she was the Khemosabi++++// daughter I had talked to him about, no more needed to be said. Greg guaranteed us a national win! He delivered in 1997 with a Canadian National AOTH championship, which was a great thrill. Rosie also won Region 3 open mares that year with Greg on the lead. She was then retired to the breeding shed where she has produced numerous champion foals, most notably the home runs that she and Brandon Bey JCA hit out of the park; Olivia Rose JCA, now owned by Al Shaqab and Lyla Rose JCA, now owned by the Jones family of the United Kingdom. At 30 years young, Rosie is still the “Queen Bee” at JCA, and she knows it.” Being a modern breeder means traveling all over the world and discovering new places. Poland came alive for Manny during his first visit. He wasn’t expecting the beauty of the countryside with teams of oxen or horse-drawn plows on one farm and a new John Deere at the farm next door. During that trip, Manny states, “I was witness to the unveiling of continued ...


Audrey H JCA (Falcon BHF x Von Herte Only One) Owned by Doyle & Kate Dertell

Jackson Jamaal SA++/ (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Overlook Alyssa) Owned by Eryn & Pamm McCauley

Vargas JCA++/ (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Hushahby Bey) Owned by The Alves Family Jakhara Jamaal RBV (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Dhara Van Ryad) Owned by Karen Cunningham

Jake Of Heartz Brando JCA Silver Fox JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x Heartz Dezire) (Brandon Bey JCA+ x Fallada) (Jake Jamaal JCA++// x GA Llabaska) Owned by Sheryl Carlen Owned by Alexandria Claycomb Owned by Susan Meyer James


a filly who most consider to be the best of all time, the incomparable Pianissima (Gazal Al Shaqab x Pianosa). Again with the help of Greg, I was able to lease two beautiful Polish-bred Monogramm daughters, *Fallada (x Fanaberia) and *Egzonera (x Egzotyka). The mares were very successful in both the show ring and in the breeding barn. The year we took *Fallada to the Canadian Nationals, Steve Heathcott was schooling her the day before the class. Most of our competitors were watching her with great admiration. The next day, Steve and *Fallada were the only entry to show up! All of the others mysteriously became ill and scratched. We took the championship home and were very proud of it. It might have been the best one-horse class ever!”

Arriving At “The One” Manny is a hands-on owner/breeder who enjoys participating in all aspects of the business. He particularly loves assisting the mares during foaling. In fact, Manny has been present for the birth of every one of Jade Creek’s foals . . . all except for one very special colt, Jake Jamaal JCA++// (Jullyen El Jamaal x Von Herte Only One). Born while he was away on business, the future herd sire impressed Manny immediately. “Jake was all boy from the beginning; cocky, arrogant, and oh, so, full of himself,” Manny remembers. “He soon became king of the hill at Jade Creek and has never relinquished the title. Jake’s accomplishments include multiple national championships, which are too numerous to mention here. However, some of the most memorable times were with some very talented young amateur women who showed Jake to wins in western pleasure. In 2011, Jake carried two different riders to major wins; Kayli Fortun rode Jake to a unanimous Region 2 win in ATR, and Natalie Dixon won the 2011 Youth National championship in western pleasure JTR 13 & under. In

Jake Jamaal JCA++// with top to bottom: Natalie Dixon at Youth National Championships, Kayli Fortun at the Region 2 Show, and George Wiley at the Scottsdale Show. 12 • JA DE CR EEK A R A BI A NS


2012, George Wiley rode Jake to the Scottsdale championship in western pleasure ATR in a class of 54 entries. But one of my fondest show ring memories is the 2001 Cal Bred Futurity, which in those days was a huge show with great prize money. Jake was a yearling with a fantastic entrance and a “lookat-me” attitude. I remember Steve Heathcott, with this huge grin as he walked over to the rail with Jake after the class. He looked at me and said, ‘FFF.’ I did not know what that meant, but he told me later it meant ‘First, First, First,’ and he was right. Jake was the Unanimous Cal Bred Champion Yearling Colt. Jake was and is, a horse of a lifetime. This year he will have sired 100 foals, many of which have gone on to be quite successful in the performance and halter arenas. He is now 15 and retired to breeding, eating grass, and letting everyone within earshot know that he is the KING of Jade Creek Arabians!” A huge year for Jade Creek was 2003, with the futurities at stake for both Jake and Jacline. In May, Jade Creek became the first owner/breeder in its 32-year history to

Steve Heathcott showed Jake Jamaal JCA++// as a yearling to the 2001 Cal-Bred Futurity Yearling Colt Championship.

sweep the Cal Breds. When Jake and Jackie each were named champion, the show became known as the Jake and Jackie Show. Then in October, Jake was named U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt under the expert handling of Greg Gallún. Manny recalls, “In a huge, beautiful class, it was Jake’s night. Jake and Greg put on a hell of a show! I was so proud of them. continued ...

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Jake’s dam, Von Herte Only One, also produced Audrey H JCA, an Australian Grand Champion Mare for the Dertels down under. We lost Only One at the very young age of 14, and we still miss her terribly.” If Jake is king of JCA, then the title of prince must fall on Brandon Bey JCA (Versace x Hushahby Bey). Brandon’s birth was also out of the ordinary. That year, Versace was found to be a SCID carrier and like other breeders, Manny was on pins and needles as he waited to test the resulting foal. As he puts it, “Believe me, I was drawing blood before he got on his feet, and we were so fortunate he was clear. Brandon was tall and refined as a baby, with a beautiful face, long, slender legs, big eyes, and a beautifully shaped neck. 2005 was the best year ever. I got to show Brandon to the title of Unanimous

Pictured top left: 2003 Cal-Bred Futurities double Championship for “Jake & Jackie,” pictured with Greg Gallún, Manny Lawrence, and Andy Sellman. Above: 2003 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt honors won by Jake Jamaal JCA++//, presented by Greg Gallún.

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Canadian National Champion Stallion AAOTH and U.S. National Champion Stallion AAOTH, placing first on two cards and second on the third. It was pretty cool to breed, own, and show Brandon to those national championships! He is an incredible sire passing on his temperament, type, and presence.”

Connections Old And New Brandon is the favorite of Manny’s girlfriend, Lori Morss—the two are quite connected. When he hears her voice, Brandon nickers to her. Manny got the message early on not to even think about selling him. No chance of that! Lori is the love of Manny’s life; he appreciates all of the love and support he receives from her and would never disappoint her in that way. He already has to manage the unforeseen drama caused by prior horse sales. He explains, “Some people know that many of my horses were named after grandchildren. At the time, it was really fun, but I never considered the consequences of selling one of them! It was very traumatic when I sold Dominic JCA, Lexi Bey JCA, Kenzie Key JCA, and Sophia Lorens JCA. At least the grandsons named Jake and Brandon never had to worry about

that! Jade Creek also has two newcomers, Pagani JCA (FA El Rasheem x Fellada JCA) and Jimmy Choo JCA (Jake Jamaal JCA x Brianon Bey JCA). Jimmy is our first Jake on a Brandon daughter, and we will do our first Brandon on a Jake daughter, Jady JCA, this year.” Manny’s rich list of memories brings the past alive. “I have had many wonderful times with the magnificent Arabian horse, and I sometimes wish we could somehow turn the clock back on many things. I miss the crappy hotel in Louisville where we all gathered after the night classes and spun many stories and drank ourselves silly, but never missed the first class the following morning! We entertained and made new friends in the skyboxes in Freedom Hall and I remember trying to smuggle in our own booze because it was half the cost of the vendors, but we generally got caught!” He continues, “On finals night you needed a search warrant to find a seat. All the continued ...

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women were dressed to the nines with all the jewels and mink coats. The men even cleaned up. And what a sight to see all the performance people lining the arena to watch the mare and stallion finals. Then the next night you would see all the halter people lining the arena to see the western and English finals. We need this to happen again!� Manny knows the relationships built amongst fellow Arabian enthusiasts are the lifeblood of the industry.

Whether reminiscing about the past, enjoying the present, or planning for the future, Manny will be relishing every moment of his continuing adventures with the Jade Creek Arabians team. Had it not been for meeting Khemosabi++++// and falling under his spell, Manny says, “I would probably be retired, with a whole lot more money; and while that may be true, I would have never met lifelong friends and enjoyed a wonderful lifestyle. Thank you all!� n


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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD Kimberly Marie Jarvis C. JA RV IS I NSU R A NCE AGENC Y SOLON, OHIO, USA with Jeff Wallace

What is it like to inherit a family business? What are the pros and cons? It was a traditional Polish family Christmas in 1975, cuddled up around the fire, munching on chocolates, cookies, and red pistachios with my mother, my aunt, my cousins, and my grandparents. Grandpa Jarvis jostled the 10 of us when he called for “a family meeting.” Grandpa stated that he felt it was time that he begin his estate planning and his plan was to give the business to my uncle-in-law and his two grandsons. Much to Grandpa’s dismay, they had no hesitation when it came to expressing their lack of interest in the family business or carrying on the legacy of Jarvis. I had never seen the strong and slightly brash, yet compassionate man show much emotion; I witnessed my grandfather cry for the very first time. I meekly asked, “Grandpa, would you consider me as a candidate?” Unwavering, he simply stated, “Now little lady, if you want my business, you’ll have to buy it!” In my early 20s I purchased C. Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc. from my grandparents, Charles and Eleanor Jarvis. Throughout high school and university, I worked at the agency that was located in the heart of the Polish community in Cleveland, Ohio. Working for my grandfather was arduous, due to the fact that my family name was on the letterhead. This meant that I had to work harder than the rest. After those very exhilarating, yet trying summers, I had determined that I owed it to my family to carry on the legacy that my immigrant grandparents had struggled to create. The moment that my signature was at the bottom, I vowed that I would uphold the same ethos my grandfather, Charles C. Jarvis, had when he founded the Agency in 1946: • It’s always about doing the next best thing and doing right by your clients, peers and friends. • Hard work, dedication, integrity and loyalty are the

cornerstones to business, relationships, and success. • Charles was pro-active and a great listener. Many times people would come to him and say, “Charlie, I have a problem…” His response was the same all the time; calm, collected and well rehearsed, “There are no problems, only solutions!” I, too, now have made it a motto… As I reflect back, I see much of my grandfather in myself. I tend to be extremely hard on diamonds in the rough. If I do not ride you hard, stop you in your tracks and raise my voice, I cannot find the potential you possess. There are many times I wish I could say, “Grandpa, you were right. I was foolish to have questioned you.” As for the cons of family business, there are none. If there were any negatives, they would pale in comparison to the pride I feel in carrying on my family’s legacy. My grandparents truly cared for each and every customer, no matter how large or small. Through the efforts of my mother Patricia, my sister Sandy, my daughter BrookeMarie, and the team at C. Jarvis Insurance, we can continue with the same business philosophies. We came by it naturally; it is in our pedigree. At what point did you know that you were bit by the Arabian bug? When El Raton came into my life at the age of eight. He was a grey Arabian gelding by Royal Tempest and out of Belraffa, and bred by Dick and Kay Patterson of Patterson Arabians. At the time, I was in Bonnie Bailey’s 4-H club with the Stachowski brothers. Northeast Ohio was densely populated with many prominent Arabian breeders and trainers, many of which I competed against in 4H. El Raton was my 4-H project … my trail horse … my open Arabian park horse, but most importantly, my best friend.

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reflected what gear we were in. If my hands were on his withers, he was calm and quiet. If my hands were slightly lifted from his withers and with more pressure on the bridle, he became my 4-H English pleasure horse. And that summer evening, he was my open park horse with my hands held proud and high. Throughout my life, the Arabian horse has given me confidence in the most trying of times. I know when I am fostering negative energy it’s time to go to the farm, brush Pheobe Afire, and tell her how beautiful she is; or go into the field and feed Mac Baske carrots and her bratty pasture mate, Brat. Does the latest win come with the same thrill as the first one? Absolutely, but as cliché as it might sound, it has never been and will never be, about the winning. To me it’s always been about the honor and privilege it is to be able to compete and own wonderful Arabian horses. El Raton (Royal Tempest x Belraffa) and Kimberly winning the qualifying Park Class in Ravenna, Ohio, 1971.

I remember the struggles of 1971. My parents were divorced and life as I had known it was violently ripped from my being. During this turbulent time, it was by the grace of God that I had an Arabian horse. I had one lead rope, one bridle, a bucket with two brushes, and one hoof pick. The funny story about my saddle was that everyone thought I was “fancy,” but little did they know that the leather was so worn the cobbler said coating it with patent leather would temporarily suture the wear and tear just enough to be able to ride in it. My mother used to drop me off at the barn and I would spend hours with El Raton just grooming him, being with him, riding him bareback with nothing but my one halter and lead rope. During this time, we had manifested this friendship that was deeply seeded in both of us. El Raton constantly sought confidence, approval, and comfort from me. When I would call his name, he would greet me with a roar of a hello. In the summer of 1971, the headline in the Northeast Ohio newspapers read, “4-H Girl Beats Professionals and Wins the Sea World Trophy.” I remember going against so many big guns in the open park at the Ravenna Horse Show, including Bob Hart Sr., on Hajibaba. Depending upon how high I held my hands

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To many peoples’ dismay, I did not come from wealth, nor did winning come easily to me. Now that I have competed all over the world with performance and halter horses, I am very humbled. If you could live anywhere on the planet where would it be and why? I love living where I reside. My heart is where my family and my horses are. What does the perfect English horse look like? A free flowing shoulder accompanied with lower set hocks that

Khat+++ (Khemosabi+++// x Tyami, by *Bask) and Kimberly, 1988 Youngstown Charity Horse Show.


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allow the hind-end to fully follow through with cadence and poise that captivates you. They must possess a well-shaped upright neck with a thin throatlatch. The perfect English horse looks to have expression in the

very young age due to cancer, and it was my hope that under the direction of Raymond LaCroix, he would have been the all-Time park horse and an even better stallion, but he was taken from us too soon.

K I M B E R LY M A R I E JA RV I S bridle and is doing their job effortlessly with their ears forward. Oh, and one cannot forget the must … a straight tail that flies like a flag. What does the term four-cornered trot mean to you? Trotting off of all fours with cadence, ease, and soundness. It’s a rarity, oftentimes we push horses too far, crank the front end and lose the hind-end. It takes a true horseman to know that perfect equilibrium of pushing a horse forward, keeping the horse balanced, and… enough already! Tell us why you loved Bella Sahib? Bella Sahib was a full intact brother to Infa Red who is amongst my al-time favorite English pleasure horses. He died at a

Of all your international travels with the Arabian industry, which destination is your favorite? Why? Without question, it would be Poland. I have been visiting the country since 1986 and I have witnessed Poland suffer, rebuild, and flourish. When an Arabian horse enthusiast goes to Poland, it not about the destination, it’s about the journey of getting there and the history of the Polish Arabian. Locals literally walk miles to get to Janów Podlaski for the nationals and the auction, to fill the stands and lend an exhilarating energy during this homage to their country’s heritage. The Polish are humble and their horses speak for themselves, while the pedigrees have been precisely documented for centuries. One must admire all they have accomplished and overcome. The Poles have been able to achieve and maintain what so many have attempted. Throughout your years of travel, name a few horses that have always stuck with you? Khemosabi, Bask, Nabor, Barbary, Erica, Gywendalyn, Ekucaliptus, Ruminaja Ali, Bandos, Anasta Ibn Halima, Morafik, Saqr, Infared, JK Jeti, Other Eden, Moncelica, Ambra, El Magato, El Mudar, Cease Fire, Summerstorm, Canadian Love, Featurette, Shaella, Zennyatta, Kachina Moon, Infa Red and Showkayce. Did you learn anything from foaling out mares and raising foals that has helped you in raising your own child? It’s all a miracle. What three women before you in this industry would you say have been great role models? I can’t give you three, but I can give you five… ~ DeeDee Wrigley. She was always understated elegance and sophistication.

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~ Izabella Zawadzka. She has been such a lady and has devoted her life to bettering the Arabian horse and her country, Poland. ~ Lollie Ames. I look at her constantly, and I still don’t know how she does it. I wish she would put her secrets in a bottle and sell it to me. I remember when BrookeMarie wasn’t old enough to walk. Didn’t matter how busy she was, she would always take the time to make my daughter feel special. ~ Faydelle Schott. She casts her eyes on something, sets the goal, and makes it happen with style and grace. Miss. Faydelle then decides what her next conquest will be and sets out to achieve her goals. ~ Mrs. Judy Forbis. She does not just walk into a room; she sashays and commands the attention of all those in the room. When Mrs. Judy speaks, everyone listens. What three judges growing up did you respect and love? Carl Yenser … he knew his horses, picked what he liked, and it was as simple as that. Peter Cameron … he gave all horses and riders a fair shake at the game; no matter who you were, who you trained with, or what you were riding, and Russ Vento … Russ and I were friends for 35 years, but that never swayed the gentleman that he was. He always called it the way he saw it and I most often agreed. Russ extracted and encouraged what makes a great horse great. All three of these judges never looked to pin the great horses down. What makes Jimmy Stachowski so good? Jimmy Stachowski is a true horseman; he embraces old-world work ethic learned from his Polish immigrant father, and has applied that knowledge in the modern and progressive equine industry. It is my opinion, that Jimmy assesses each horse’s physical and psychological abilities, and he convinces each horse that their brilliant performance was their idea. He pushes horses just enough and doesn’t break their spirit. And you can top it with, Jimmy Stachowski is a little bit of a stinker! As a horsewoman and a businesswoman do you see yourself in BrookeMarie? Yes, but I also see a little bit of BrookeMarie in me.

2015 River Ridge Horse Show - Heartland’s Crimson Rose, owned by Faydelle Schott and driven by Kimberly.

In your opinion, would *Bask win today? *Bask is such a significant ingredient to the modern Arabian horse, that whether he would win or not is unimportant. *Bask gave us short backs, huge black eyes, a powerful hind-end, and the heart of a war-horse. These attributes are the reason why I have bred Pheobe Afire, my multi-national champion English pleasure mare, back to the last *Bask son born, Cease Fire+++. If you could bring back to life two horses, who would they be and why? Apart from *Bask, I would bring back Prowizja and Serafix. I feel that each of them speaks for themselves and I’ll leave the rest up to the reader’s interpretation. Describe the experiences that are the same and that are different when showing a purebred verses a Half-Arabian? Quality requires no introduction whether it’s a purebred, Half-Arabian, or an American Saddlebred. I seek that trait that sets a horse apart from the herd. When it comes to the show ring, it’s all about doing what’s best for that particular horse; showcase your strengths and downplay your weaknesses. Describe your favorite riding suit. I don’t have a favorite riding suit, but I appreciate suits that subtlety complement the horse. I am a classic girl that prefers the ladies or gentleman look. A riding suit should not distract or distort the beauty before one’s eyes. n

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That was the theme of the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity this year: “Everyone come out and play!” And boy, did they. by ANNE STRATTON

“The show is just a ton of fun,” says Joe Reser, of Setting Sun Stables in Wakarusa, Ind. “We’ve been going to Region 12 for a couple of years. We enjoy it for the Spotlight program, because it’s an opportunity for the junior horses to win money, and for the amateurs, when that horse is 5, to also win money. We feel we should support programs like that.” Is it all about money? That’s certainly part of it. In 2015, the Spotlight paid out $149,597 in 13 classes (six halter and seven performance). But just as importantly, nearly everyone says, is that the Futurity—which is a lot more than a collection of classes—is a big part of what makes the Region 12 Show a don’t-miss event. In addition to its

competition, the Spotlight provided a seminar, a Calcutta, and, by joining with show management, an auction that doubled as a party. Held May 5th-9th, this year, much of the activity took place on Thursday night, beginning at 5 p.m. That’s when a band started playing and cocktail hour opened in Reeves Arena, where the auction began an hour later. Publicity had made it clear that everyone at the show was invited, regardless of whether they planned on bidding, and they were all welcome to attend the Exhibitor Party which followed the auction. The evening turned into a whiz-bang celebration that attracted a crowd of horsemen.

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l to r: Charles Moseley, John Rannenberg, and 2015 Spotlight Futurity Hall of Fame inductees Sara and Frank Chisholm, Palmetto Arabians.

A special treat this year was that Curt Rogers, auctioneer at the legendary Lasma sales of the 1980s, was on the stand. He raked in a total of $127,301 in support of the Spotlight program. “We had probably the strongest line up of stallions we’d ever had, and we had great participation and good bidding,” says Spotlight Board President Charles Moseley. “I believe that the prices on most of these stallions’ breedings are more than reasonable,” offers Board member Alison Mehta. “Sometimes in auctions, they are under the stallion’s published stud fee. Here, not only can you have a great time, great food and free liquor, while seeing your friends and party a little bit, but you can get a real bargain on a stallion’s breeding and then show that baby and win money.” An exciting twist this year was that a performance stallion attracted the highest bid ($6,000)—SF Aftershoc, who stands at Vicki Humphrey Training Center. That was a reflection, many said, of the growing popularity of the Spotlight’s 8•

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performance futurities (3- and 4-year old English, western and hunter open, and 5-year-old maturities for amateurs). “I think we paid out more money this year than we had in the history of the program,” says Spotlight Board member Frank Chisholm. “The competition was really strong and there was more diversity— more horses coming in and out, and the prize money going out—than we’d seen before.” “The performance sire owners are realizing that it’s crazy not to be involved,” notes Mike Wilson, of Wilson Training Center & Bloodstock in Tavares, Fla. “Not so much for the auction yearling jackpot part of it, but why not give every baby by your stallion the option to be there, showing as a 3, 4 and 5 year old? The 3 and 4 year old classes paid something like $5,000 each, with the maturities a little less.” The Calcutta, organized to benefit the youth of Region 12, was based on the Spotlight’s Western Pleasure 3- and 4-Year-Old Futurity on Friday morning. “We raised over $10,000,” John Volume 46, No. 1 | ARABIANS OF THE SOUTHEAST • 9


Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH ROHARA ESSENZA (Da Vinci FM x S Justatinkerbell), shown by Brandy Phillips for owners Jay and Maddy Winer. Champion Yearling Colt ATH ROHARA MEDICI (Montana Firenze x S Justatinkerbell), shown by Philip Delpozzo for owner Rohara Arabians LLC. Champion Yearling Auction Colt AOTH MD CAIRO (AJ Thee Luca x AJ Ssangria), shown by Robert Janecki for owner Manuel Durini.

Rannenberg says of the bidding which was part of Thursday evening’s action. “Peri Wilson was the first rider ‘purchased,’ and she won the class. She beat all the boys—and there were some really top level riders in there!” In addition to the excitement, payouts and fundraising, the Futurity also supports ongoing equine education. After classes on Friday morning, Markel sponsored its annual Spotlight seminar, this time addressing the historical relevance of the Arabian, as Cynthia Culbertson spoke on “Romance vs. Reality: The History of the Arabian Breed and Its Relevance Today.” Now the question is, what do they do next year? For one thing, Charles Moseley says, better acquaint everyone with Spotlight rules. Despite heavy publication, some potential bidders don’t realize that breedings purchased at the May show each year are for the following year. “That will produce a baby that will show the year after that,” he says. “It’s kind of a long range plan, so I think you get the true breeders who are really looking for stallions that will enhance their breeding program when they purchase in our program.”

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Champion Yearling Filly ATH PA CATNISS (Baahir El Marwan x Cassandra GA), shown by Kentley Dean for owners J. Frank and Sara Chisholm. Champion Yearling Auction Filly AOTH PA CATNISS (Baahir El Marwan x Cassandra GA), shown by Sarah Beth Womble for owners J. Frank and Sara Chisholm. Champion English Pleasure 3 & 4 Year Olds Open H MAGIC MOBILITY H (H Mobility H x Ellusion of Magic), ridden by Peri Wilson for owners Dina and Michael Good.

Technically, a breeding purchased at the Spotlight auction can be used either the following year or the one after that, due to the futurity’s rollover rule. Also, a new rule that has just passed the Futurity’s Board of Directors and is expected to be approved by membership will further level the playing field for amateurs. Since the beginning, the Spotlight has allowed anyone 65 or over, or anyone with a medical reason confirmed by a doctor, to get a substitute handler to show his or her horse. “In an auction class, assuming that you don’t fulfill one of the two other provisions for age or medical condition, we’re now allowing people who purchase multiple breedings, as long as they go in the ring themselves with one of their babies, to select another amateur handler to show their horses,” says Moseley. “For our amateurs, we’re looking for ways to enhance participation.” “I would encourage every region in the country to [set up this kind of a futurity], even if they have to get together with another region to do it,” says Mike Wilson, who estimates that a third of the 20-plus horses he and his wife, Peri, brought to Region 12 are for the Spotlight. “It’s a great asset.”

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Champion English Pleasure Maturity 5 Years Old ATR PA MAYHEM (Possesion PGA x BP Meditation Bey), ridden by owner Rachel Pest. Champion Western Pleasure 3 & 4 Years Old Open H PEPPER H (Majik of Marwan x Pepesza), ridden by Peri Wilson for owner Hennessey Arabian LLC. Champion Western Pleasure Maturity 5 Years Old ATR LADY GWENIVERE CBA ( Jullyen El Jamaal x C A Amiga), ridden by Sarah Roscoe for owner Leigh Meyer.

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Champion Hunter Pleasure 3 & 4 Years Old Open VULCAN TCA (SF Veraz x Aphradite TCA), ridden by Lisa Monaghan Powell for owner Brandi Carson. Champion Hunter Pleasure Maturity 5 Years Old ATR RGT ZYMPHONY (Zimmeron PGN x Melody V), ridden by Nikki Murphy for owners Rick and Laura Gault.

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2014 colt out of a TF Psymrekhe daughter

Serenity T ~ AJ Thee Luca x H Aspire H ferrara photo

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DOING BUSINESS

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Dedication Butler Farms Training Center, Inc. is an Arabian horse enterprise that exists today due to the steadfast support of farm owners and business partners Frances and Cecil Butler and the relentless ambition of co-owner and manager Ted Carson. The joint effort began over 17 years ago...

Ted is not content to be a great trainer. He has taken it upon himself to learn all aspects of the breed. He never quits learning, and I admire that most about him. 窶認rances Butler


The Butlers have created and continue to enhance one of the most spectacular equestrian facilities in the country on their 450 acre estate that is home to our operation. —Ted Carson


Authenticity

My own success, realistically, is something much deeper than acquiring another trophy. It is about the horses: the opportunity and ability to select and work with each individual, and then present that horse at its optimum for an audience to enjoy. —Ted Carson

2013 and 2014 APAHA Halter Trainer of the Year 2015 ABWC Handler Excellence AHA Judges Education and Evaluation Board Region 12 Spotlight Futurity Board U.S. National Ad Hoc Committee

Although each win has importance, a win or the lack thereof should not define your character. It is ultimately about the ability to enjoy the horses and the journey that they enable us to live. —Ted Carson

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The ideal Arabian program is a balance of breeding, purchasing, and showing bloodstock. This ensures that your entire program remains fresh and competitive. —Ted Carson


Relationships We value the relationships made possible through these animals. Each accomplishment is the result of a collective effort among the breeders, owners, my partners (the Butlers), and my staff, headed by Cory Byrne and Brooke Fuchs. —Ted Carson

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We still have the first client we had when Ted walked into the barn 17 years ago with one horse. That long term status is common here. These days, newer faces as well make a good mix, with friendships being born from a common interest in Arabian horses. —Frances Butler

We are very grateful to the breeders and owners who support us. —Ted Carson

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FULFILLING HIS LEGACY ... SF Veraz has been to us an unexpected gift who has forever influenced our program and touched our hearts. —Ted Carson

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Scottsdale Egyptian Heritage Gold Champion

2014 & 2015 Region 12 Spotlight Sire Of Excellence

Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA • Bred and owned by Patti & Mike Scheier • Scheier Farms

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Inspirational Beauty...

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Inspirational Destiny...

Celestina INZ

ML Mostly Padron x Serenitee CA

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"He is very current in what he is able to offer as a stallion. Everything he provides enhances today's breeding. He is more relevant than ever before. And his foals personify it. —Ted Carson

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2015 Bay Filly SF Veraz x Mostlys Love Song, by ML Mostly Padron


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Rooted: Rohara and Rannenberg Thirty Years of Commitment ... Thirty Years of Accomplishment by JEFF WALLACE and THERESA CARDAMONE

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pproaching Rohara Arabians, the seasoned visitor feels a familiar sense of anticipation that comes with the freedom of leaving the Ocala city limits. It is as if one has suddenly “broken the sound barrier” between urban and rural … you are in horse country now. The comforting oak trees embrace you, their Spanish moss swaying in the breeze like delicate lace curtains genteelly tattered by time. There is tradition. There is stability. Entering through the stately wrought iron gates, the feeling of coming home is palpable. There is timelessness to this place that speaks of commitment and continuity. It is almost as if the fragile moss has captured your troubles in a cleansing caress as you entered. It is a peaceful place that nurtures the heart and the spirit. The roots of the thousand oaks that dot the property run deep, and so does the exemplary partnership Roxann Hart and John Rannenberg have nurtured at Rohara for the last 30 years.

John and Roxie have a very special relationship, having lasted 30 years. There is trust, loyalty and friendship between them that extends to their clients. When I think of “Team Rohara,” I remember the good times we had at horse shows, and the many champions we have bred and shown; starting in 1990 at Louisville with Good Thunder’s championship in pleasure driving, and all the umbrellas opening in the stands, and continuing with many others: Rohara Moon Storm, RA Dark Town Strutter, and Rohara Americanlegend to name a few. Now, Rohara Morng Glory NA by Forever After, Region 12 Champion Filly, and our new rising star Rohara Monarch, by Montana Firenze, will create new lasting memories. I look forward to continuing this relationship with John and Roxie. You are not just a client at Rohara; lasting friendships are made there. —Barbara Jarabek

While most of the horse world scratches its collective head in amazement at such incredible longevity, Roxann and John are happy to acknowledge this milestone, with every expectation that there will be another 30 years hence. Among the keys to their success is their respect for one another and appreciation of similar values. As Roxann puts it, “After 30 years, I still find joy in the relationship, which is not a given in any situation. It is always special to go down to the barn and watch John with the clients and horses. I enjoy having him represent Rohara.” The feeling is mutual, says John, “Thirty years with Karl, Roxann and the Rohara family is a celebration of a truly committed relationship. It is unique in this day and age for any relationship to last 30 years, even a marriage,

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Roxann (Ravlin) Hart on Rafflingle Mesaoud.

Rohara and John R. have been part of the Sheehe family history since we moved to Miami in 1978. Our move was a direct result of Phil meeting Karl Hart a year earlier while working on a Federal case in South Florida. I first met Roxie, appropriately, at a horse show at Tropical Park in Miami; and our first experience in Miami was a BBQ at the farm with Karl’s great mushrooms and Roxie’s fruit cocktail cake. Our girls basically grew up with Rohara. Our first daughter, Johanna, was born in 1979 and Karl had her up on a horse before her legs were long enough to straddle one. In 1983, we were so saddened when Karl and Roxie moved their farm to Ocala, but that was also the year our second daughter, Brooksley, was born, and we asked Karl to be her godfather. It was just a matter of time before Roxie sold us a horse. She convinced us to invest in Tsultans Tsunrise (“Sunny”), in the mid 80’s and our involvement with John R. began. He was showing Sunny at the Canadian Nationals in the summer of 1985 and we took a family vacation to Canada to watch. A budding gymnast at the time, Johanna fell completely in love with the horses and the idea of having her own. Roxie to the rescue! Johanna’s 7th birthday was a horse named Le Carle Futura. As all young riders have to learn, blue ribbons don’t come easy. At one particularly difficult show, we asked John to step in and talk to her about winning, losing and sportsmanship. As John was giving her a little pep talk, she was sitting next to her dad, pinching his leg and hanging on every word John said. And then there was Eternal Love … and then, Everlastin Love— Ellie and Eddie. Both bred and trained by John. Johanna and Brooksley each won multiple championships on Ellie, but it was Eddie that was the horse of a lifetime. The trophy that John won unanimously with Eddie in 2000 in Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open is enshrined in our home along with the picture of me holding the trophy, and Barbara, John’s mother, holding the ribbon. Our association with Rohara and John R. has truly been a family affair. We congratulate them on 30 years of success and we are grateful for having been a part of it. From mushrooms to memories … thanks! —The Sheehe Family

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and certainly not a job like this. So, how have we been able to sustain it? Respect. I know in my heart that Roxann believes in me and trusts me. I was the ambassador of the farm because it was a good fit for both of us. If it was not the right personality fit, there could have been a power struggle, but Roxann never felt threatened. She trusted me with a loose rein and the responsibility that came with it.” Although in slightly different eras, both started with horses early in life, Roxann at the tender age of 4 and John at 6 or 7. Both took riding lessons at local stables, soaking up every bit of knowledge about horses and how to care for them that they could, before becoming horse owners themselves. As Arabian aficionados, they both spent many midnight hours haunting the show grounds. “When I started going to the shows, Buck Grass was an unsuspecting mentor,” Roxann remembers. “I used to watch Gene LaCroix and Sheila Varian schooling their horses at night to try to pick up things I could try myself. I thought, I might as well learn from the great ones!” After high school, John began apprenticing under some of the top trainers of the day, determined to make a successful life with Arabian horses. When Kenny Rogers employed John for his Beaver Dam Farms in Colbert, Ga., Roxann and John began to cross paths more frequently at regional horse shows. Roxann’s interest was piqued when John consistently won with horses that she thought were not as deserving as her own. She decided to observe him more closely to see if he would be a good fit for Rohara. When asked to state their best joint business decision, John responds, “Life is full of decisions, and being able to recognize what is the right choice. Our best decision was the one we made together in 1985 when our journey began.” Adds Roxann, “John almost blew the interview when he asked me about my commitment to the breed. After all that I had accomplished, I was irked!” John remembers weighing the question

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John Rannenberg competing in the Tevis Cup in 1985.

Roxann Hart, being one of the best minds for breeding Arabian horses in the world, combined with John Rannenberg’s talent to train and present those offspring in a magnificent way, makes this alliance unbeatable. Roxann and John, you are an inspiration. We love you! —Marikate and Mark Matthews

These days it is highly unusual for someone to work at the same place for 10 years, let alone 30, in almost any line of work. We would not be surprised if this is a record in the Arabian horse business. It is a remarkable accomplishment, and a testament to John’s dedication, strong work ethic, great talent, and integrity. —Lank and Karen Havice, Magnum Arabians, Williston, Fla.

Karl and Roxann Hart, John Rannenberg and Rohara, have been part of my life since their association began. Our love for the horses has made us best friends and wonderful partners in any horse adventure. John is always the gentleman; honest and so talented—a true horseman that excels in every discipline. He truly loves the Arabian horse and is dedicated to Rohara and its success in showing and breeding. It is a true rarity for any trainer to have maintained the same relationship for 30 years—a record for sure! —Faydelle Schott

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John Rannenberg and Multi-National Champion Good Thunder.

beforehand, “Even in my younger years, I was fully aware of how things in the horse business were ever changing, with training stables in flux and a shrinking pool of private farm jobs. I wanted to know directly from the Harts that they were in the business for the right reasons and for the long haul.” Eventually, a deal was struck that brought John Rannenberg to Rohara permanently. They have never looked back. The ensuing years, or more appropriately, decades, have been full of experiences that continue to strengthen their partnership. In the process, they have gotten to know and appreciate each other for who they have come to be. “Over the years, I have seen John grow personally,” Roxann says. “For example, he now understands some of the worries and concerns that Karl has, which baffled him in the early years. That has transformed the depth of his knowledge about what it takes to run the farm, now and going forward in the future.” For his part, John has come to understand things about Roxann that aren’t obvious to the casual observer. He explains, “She can seem shy when meeting someone for the first time. But, if you want to get to know the real Roxann, my suggestion is to visit Rohara and see her life’s work. She’s driven, determined and a pioneer in the industry and is very proud of her ROxannHARtArabians.” Roxann’s innovative ideas have always been decades ahead of her time. Today, most of the leading sires and champions have potent, globalized pedigrees; but in the past, horses that weren’t considered “pure” something or “straight” something-else, held less dollar value. Roxann colored outside the lines to produce the best possible next generation. Like a painter selecting the perfect dash of pigment from her palette, she combined strains to create her masterpieces, regardless of the naysayers. She remembers a favorite moment when that determination to hold true to her beliefs played out in her favor. Despite being advised that only “pure Polish” horses would bring top dollar, Roxann consigned her homebred Rohara Baskaa, who was not pure Polish, to a prestigious auction at Lasma Arabians in Scottsdale. Added to the anticipation before the sale was a little personal drama. “My father didn’t approve of my horse business and had no problem telling me so. He threw down a challenge,

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Roxann Hart and RA Dark Town Strutter.

Roxann and Karl Hart with A Lyrica and Aalusive Bey.

saying I would never make any money selling horses. The call I made to tell him that I had just sold Rohara Baskaa at auction for $475,000 was a very sweet phone call, indeed!” John agrees that staying true to a similar inner compass is crucial. That similarity has kept their longtime relationship fertile. “One of the biggest challenges is maintaining a rhythm and credibility,” he explains. “It is being consistent in who you are, what your ethics are. It’s being true to yourself, being loyal, being honest.” The deep involvement and collaboration that has been so successful for Roxann and John has provided them with a strong foundation built upon trust and understanding. John appreciates the totality of the experience, “Way more than just a job, it’s been my passion and lifestyle for more than half my life and I am very grateful for it. How lucky am I that I get to look out the window of my home and see the beauty of Rohara and the grazing mares in lush green pastures? I am very, very lucky.”

Roxann Hart and Rohara Marc Twain.

Roxann agrees, “Every time I come back to the farm it is like I am entering Adventureland. I never know what I may find. While I was walking on the property today, I found a nesting Sandhill crane! They are rare around here, but the atmosphere is always full of untapped potential.” Thirty years of relationship building has been fertile ground not only for John and Roxann, but also for the clients and friends that they have cultivated. The Arabian community is very much an extended family, reuniting frequently at shows and events held all around the globe. There is always a familiar face, even far away from home.

Roxann Hart and WCF Lady Liberty.

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John Rannenberg and I grew up together in the Arabian business, each of us blessed to be building our futures working with the horses that we love. Over the years, I have come to see him as the uniquely talented and gracious person that he is. It is my opinion, that John is the most versatile horseman in our breed today. His horses are always happy, healthy and ready to win across many disciplines, and his ability to connect with them, as well as people, has led to his long-standing relationship with Rohara Arabians and the Hart family. The mutual trust, loyalty and abiding friendship that they have cultivated, is the kind of partnership that is the foundation of this business. On a personal note, one of my favorite memories is when John—a representative for sponsor Kenny Rogers’ Beaver Dam Farm—presented the award for 1982 United States National Champion to my beloved *Padron for the final jewel of his “Triple Crown.” —David Boggs

Roxann and John have a gift for attracting clients who enjoy each other’s company and appreciate each other’s horses as part of the same team. The Rohara barn is all about the fun and camaraderie that develops with the right mix of people and horses. John is successful because he cares about the clients and their horses. He provides a ready ear for concerns, an ability to coach, and a toolbox full of training skills that he applies with the talent of a master. Those qualities, along with his penchant for winning, are what drew the Harts to John in the first place. They are the reason that the Rohara horses are always finely tuned and ready to win. If they had to, they could even show themselves! Aalusive Bey did just that to win the title of 1994 U.S. National Champion Mare at only 3 years of age. John shares one of his and Roxann’s favorite horse show moments, “It was finals night at Freedom Hall in Louisville, and there I was on the green shavings, in a black tux, showing Aalusive Bey to a packed house. I walked up to the judges with confidence, leading the stunning grey filly. I turned to stand her up and as I raised my right hand over my head, the whip went flying out of my hand through the air, landing eight feet behind me! At this point, Roxann, my mother, and all of the other Rohara fans gasped, thinking I’d purposefully dropped the whip. It just wasn’t done back then. Aalusive Bey never missed a beat or dropped an ear. She was like a top bird dog on point out in the field! I just kept showing her like I was directing a symphony. As the filly continued to give me her heart and soul, the crowd, now realizing what had happened to my whip, got behind her and raised the roof in that ring! Now, that was a special moment in time for me, for Rohara, the filly, and her owners Resting S Ranch. Who knows, maybe I’m the one who started the trend!” Aalusive Bey is a perfect example of one of the ways that John and Roxann complement each other. While they both gravitate to the same kind of horse, John likes to see them when they are fully turned out, while Roxann is able to see raw potential. They remember the John Rannenberg with Aalusive Bey.

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Roxann Hart and John Rannenberg with Ivanhoe Tsultan.

first time that John set eyes on Aalusive Bey. Roxann had purchased some stunning young fillies, “and one scrawny grey. But I knew what I had,” Roxann avers. John wasn’t so sure. “I thought, Roxann, what have you bought? She was a long yearling and looked really rough. I see a whole lot of work ahead; she sees what I can do with the raw material.”

open mare championships at Scottsdale as a two year old . . . the only time that phenomenon has occurred.

What he did was transform the duckling into such a magnificent swan, she swept both the junior filly and

Thirty years of seamless success at Rohara has become an example of what is attainable in the Arabian business. Roxann and John plan to keep traveling the same path, confident that it will continue to bring them joy. As John puts it, “Today, Rohara is strong and still committed to creating beautiful and useful Arabian horses that are sought by people from all over

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Rohara Arabians ... 5-time Readers' Choice Award winner and APAHA Breeder of the Year.

It has been an honor knowing Roxann and John. Two better people you will not meet. With their talents combined, I have learned so much from both of them, and their friendship I will always treasure. —Linda Musso

John Rannenberg ... Readers' Choice Versatile Trainer Award winner and 7-time APAHA winner.

the world. We will strive to continue to earn the respect that it takes to be leaders in this industry. We are blessed with the support.” The trees form a canopy as you drive away. There is an awareness that you have been to the core of what makes the Arabian horse business thrive. It is the steady pursuit of perfection, tempered with love, trust and friendship. You are certain, as you pass through the gate once again, that Roxann and Karl Hart and John Rannenberg, have built a sustainable model that will be here for the next generation to enjoy. Roxann, Rohara, Rannenberg … these three “R’s” will undoubtedly continue to recommit and redefine themselves into the next 30 years. ■

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Multi-National Champion Everlastin Love & John R.

Dear John, Over the past 30 years, we have watched you rise in the Arabian horse industry to become one of the most respected and versatile trainers ever! You can do it all and you do it with style, grace, elegance, integrity and professionalism. You are a consummate gentleman in the show ring—we can count on our horses being groomed to perfection and we have the confidence that, regardless of the class, you will always give it your best effort—and out, as a mentor for our girls, especially Brooksley. We are proud to have been associated with you for all of these years. You are more than a trainer to us; you are part of our family and we will always remember you with Everlastin Love ... —The Sheehes

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Forthe Loveof Thunder

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Ice Skating at Rock Center ... Patty Melts with cheese Ray Milland Martinis Bowling in Springfield ... Del Frisco's Miss Saigon Drinks at the Delano Good Boys Good Thunder - white gown in driving? Yes, that worked! Roses 4x Let's try costume ... BINGO! Roses 7x Lovey ... I am thinking show hack ... YES!! Roses 6x Let's try country ... Roses 1x

AMA Allamerican

There have been many others—MD Mon Gahlan, AMA Allamerican (2 wrong leads gets you a National Championship), Malecon, National Velvet, Phantom Necko, Rohara Hermes ... When these thoughts and horses pop into my mind, you are always there, and why is that? It is because you were always there to help, train and advise me. But most importantly, to LAUGH with me. Together we have amassed over 50 U.S., Canadian, NSHF and Scottsdale Championships. Now that is saying something! It has been a grand time indeed! As always, your Coco

Forthe Loveof Thunder

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“It truly has been an amazing privilege to know Roxanne Hart, a world renowned breeder of beautiful Arabians and a person I can call a friend. I am also humbled and honored to work with, to listen to, and learn from John Rannenberg. Flawless and correct, I truly love watching him ride so beautifully, not only my horses, but those he handles in the halter ring. He is a world class horseman! Theirs is a journey that started 30 years ago, and continues today and beyond, achieving new accomplishments. Their goal then and now, will always be to better the breed they both love … the Arabian horse.” —Linda Musso

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Magnum Arabians congratulates John R.— the consummate horseman and industry icon— on 30 years of success at Rohara! Please join us in cheering for John as he takes center stage with Magnum Psyche’s magnificent sister, Merveille, in Futurity Fillies at U.S. Nationals this fall! — Lank and Karen Havice

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John R John, Your partnership with Beloved Farms and your honest regard for the well-being of our program and its individual horses, has proven to be paramount and cherished. Special thanks and admiration to you for starting Beloved One NA on his bright career and what looks to be an incredible journey. He is a special horse you have treated with profound respect, kindness and experience. You have given us an incredible foundation with him, who looks to be an important player in the Beloveds program and the entire industry. Your loving care of Beau will be forever remembered. A special person such as yourself, with integrity, talent, and loyalty, is truly a gift. —Pat

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TSHAMPAGNE NIGHT Black Daniels x Phun Night

NUTTIN BUT HART Undulata’s Nutcracker x Adoniis Amber Rose

2013

2014 NUTTIN COULD BE FINER and dam Adoniis Amber Rose

QUEEN OFTHE NIGHT TA and dam Phun Night

NUTTIN BUT HART Undulata’s Nutcracker x Adoniis Amber Rose

TSHAMPAGNE NIGHT Black Daniels x Phun Night

TSHAMPAGNE NIGHT Black Daniels x Phun Night

Brooksley Sheehe & Family 6440 SW 114th Street, Miami, Florida 33156 305-778-1788 • info@tshampagnearabians.com - www.tshampagnearabians.com

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NUTTIN BUT HART Undulata’s Nutcracker x Adoniis Amber Rose

NUTTIN BUT HART Undulata’s Nutcracker x Adoniis Amber Rose QUEEN OFTHE NIGHT TA Baske Afire x Phun Night

QUEEN OFTHE NIGHT TA Baske Afire x Phun Night

TSHAMPAGNE NIGHT Black Daniels x Phun Night

NUTTIN COULD BE FINER Undulata’s Nutcracker x Adoniis Amber Rose

2015

Black Daniels x Never Ending Love 2015 Half-Arabian colt

Black Daniels x Never Ending Love 2015 Half-Arabian colt

Mamage x Phun Night 2015 Half-Arabian colt

SF Aftershoc x Phun Night 2015 Half-Arabian colt

IXL Noble Express x Adoniis Amber Rose 2015 Arabian colt

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Dynamic Region 12— As regions go, Region 12—seven states of the Southeast—gets high marks. The area bounded on the north by Tennessee and North Carolina and on the south by the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean is doing something so right that it’s hard to miss. It offers a highly competitive regional horse show, a lucrative futurity and is home to a lot of horses that routinely score big titles on the national and global scene. So, AHT took a closer look. We asked several residents to give us their thoughts: what is right about Region 12?

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The Arabians Of The Southeast In horse people from one end of the region to the other, a cross section of people representing diverse interests in horses, a couple of themes emerged—and surprisingly, while everyone appreciated the prize money on offer in the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity, that wasn’t what they cited when going to the heart of the area’s success. They were more into the basics: it is the breeders that make the difference. We hear that “no one” is breeding Arabians these days? Region 12 would beg to differ.

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Clockwise from top left: a championship show, parties, commercial exhibitors, chili cook off, efficiently run under

Director Lisa Blackstone, and patron gifts, insure that Region 12 is the place to be every May and will continue to grow.

In addition, another point of agreement came up again and again. The Region 12 Show is the face of the region, its annual competition and welcoming party to the outside world, and how it goes speaks volumes for the Arabian horse community in the Southeast. Last fall, when Region 12 Director Lisa Blackstone was preparing to assume office, she sent out an extremely comprehensive survey (it questioned everything, many recipients say) to members, asking what they wanted to see at the Region 12 Show. And when they answered, the show’s management listened and acted.

Addressing the often-forgotten but much appreciated exhibitor spouses, the show set up a Man Cave. With a pool table, basketball hoop, poker table, big screen TV, comfortable seating and more, it was wildly popular.

One resounding message from the constituency was that they wanted to have fun, Blackstone reports. Yes, they wanted top-notch show ring competition—but they also endorsed more camaraderie, more things to do together. So Region 12 this year, in addition to joining with the Spotlight Futurity for a bang-up exhibitor party following the Futurity’s auction, added extra activities for its attendees and reached out to involve the local community where possible. And that is all in addition to fielding some of the sharpest equine presentations in the country.

And Friday night became Military Appreciation Night, with veterans groups and service families attending from nearby Warner Robbins Air Force Base. Cynthia Culbertson, at the show as speaker for the annual Markel Seminar, sat with the group and explained what was going on in the ring, then offered them a chance to get up-close-and-personal with the horses. It was better received than they expected, Lisa Blackstone admits, and management is already planning tweaks for next year to better meet the interest they encountered.

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A chili cook off attracted more than 100 entries—and ran out of cups after 700 had been handed out. Judges from the local Perry, Ga., Chamber of Commerce and City Council made the selections from blind tastings, and prizes ran from $500 for first place to $200 for third and for most popular overall.


Maybe that is a key: already, the group is planning to build on this year’s compliments to make next year even better. One important mission, several said, was to strengthen ties with their sport horse constituency. “We want to improve our service to them,” nods Blackstone. “They are very important and we’re lucky to have them. We did a few things this year, but we’d like to integrate them more. Region 12 sponsored a wine and cheese party just prior to musical freestyle dressage—and the place was packed for it; that class was a huge success.” But overall, as special as the Region 12 Championship Show is, it can only reflect its community. Without a solid foundation of horse people and Arabian horses, it wouldn’t approach the reputation it now enjoys. So, to discover the heartbeat of the region, we went to a selection of owners, breeders and exhibitors—to those who know best. What makes Region 12 tick? And, we asked them, what are your contributions? Here is what they told us.

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The owners of Exxalt: Frances and C.A. Butler, Jeff and Sybil Collins, with Brandi and Ted Carson. Not pictured, James and Kay Smith.

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BUTLER FARMS TRAINING CENTER, INC. Frances and C. A. Butler ~ White Oak, N.C.

instrumental in setting up the Spotlight Futurity, and it has been successful and has encouraged breeding,” she says.

“There’s a lot going on in Region 12,” says Frances Butler, who with her husband, C.A., and trainer Ted Carson and his wife, Brandi, owns Butler Farms Training Center.

Over the years, they have promoted many stallions. Currently, SF Veraz and Exxalt get many of the headlines, and Butler is especially pleased that ML Mostly Padron, a star in his day, is enjoying a renaissance of support. “He seems to be crossing now better than ever,” she reflects. “When he came out, there were a lot of other stallions with *Padron breeding; now, though, you have all the Marwans and Gazals and Marqs. And Mostly has fit right in with the newer lines! We have continued to breed and encourage our clients to breed. Ted is there to consult with them and help them in any way they need.”

“First, we have a really strong group of breeders,” she explains. “Some of them have been in the business for 20, 30 or 40 years, and even in the recession, they never stopped breeding. They limited their selections and became more careful about what they were breeding to, and as a result, I think we are actually producing better foals on the east coast than I’ve seen in my time in the Arabian industry. “Also, Region 12 has the Spotlight Futurity, and it is greatly successful. Our breeders support it. They buy their breedings at the Region 12 Show and then they show their foals and they make money. It’s a nice cycle.” She considers their contribution; in addition to training, Carson stands a lineup of stallions with worldwide influence and has developed international stature himself. And she and C.A. play their roles as more than just owners and partners with others in some of the sires. “C.A. was

CHESTNUTHILL ARABIANS Joe Alberti ~ Ocala, Fla. Joe Alberti has been a resident of Florida for five years, but he’s clear on what makes Region 12 successful. “You have some deep-rooted, longtime breeders who have been in this industry and seen the changes over time, from before transported semen to now, when multiple foals can be registered from one mare in a year,” he says. “Those people are grounded; they know a good horse. They’re not about ‘hype.’ They’re breeders. They know what it was like

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when you had to ship your mare 2,000 miles to the right stallion; you had to be confident that the foal was going to be worth all the expense it would entail to get that mare in foal, vs. making a phone call and paying a Fedex® charge. Because these people are so grounded and have such a keen eye for what a good quality Arabian is, the caliber of horses has stayed extremely high.” That doesn’t mean the newer-comers aren’t very good as well, he will add. But the inspiration of so many veterans, with such stellar records, is special. “When you think of horses that have come out of Florida—like Magnum Psyche, Versace, QR Marc, and ABD Justinian!” he says. “Whether they were born here or brought here at a young age, they were made famous because of their Region 12 owner or breeder. Ultimately we have had great horses, some of the best in the world. And we have them because the people here know what they’re doing, and they’re not just about the latest and greatest. They’re about what is going to produce a great horse that is going to go on and be not only a beautiful horse, but functional horse.” GS ARABIANS INTERNATIONAL Glenn Stevenson ~ Key West, Fla. “The year 2015 was our first attendance at Region 12 as GS Arabians International,” says owner Glenn Stevenson, “and we had the pleasure of presenting the filly ABD Marwtinque in the Sweepstakes class for yearling fillies. Our trainer, Joe Alberti, did a fantastic job, and we met so many new and wonderful friends along with people we 62 •

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Frank Hennessey receiving the coveted 2015 Spotlight Futurity Breeder of Distinction Award.

already knew. We thoroughly enjoyed the Spotlight series and we felt it is probably one of the best programs in the United States to be involved with. We were successful in our auction bid, so we look forward to showcasing the resulting yearling. The highlight for me was the ridden classes, and I was absolutely blown away by the HalfArabian park classes—such classy animals. We are in the process of closing on a new farm in Dade City, Fla., and this will be where we will be concentrating on breeding and showing.” Stevenson also plans an even greater involvement with promoting the Arabian horse in the area. “We look forward to becoming more involved with Region 12 and its members, and will be hosting events for youth and amateur handlers at the farm in 2016. We have some great speakers already lined up for this event. Look out for our farm, GS Arabians International, at next year’s Region 12 Championships. We will be back!” HENNESSEY ARABIANS LLC Frank Hennessey ~ Ocala, Fla. “Hennessey Arabians is proud to call Region 12 our home region,” says Frank Hennessey. “We find that the members of the region as a whole share our commitment to the education and preservation of the Arabian horse, and to creating an energetic, fun filled environment where we can all learn and grow. The Spotlight Futurity program offers incredible marketing resources, recreational venues and a global stage for breeders to present their quality


Karen, Lank and George Havice, with A Fancy Miracle, dam of Magnum Psyche.

breeding stock. We commend the Region 12 and Spotlight Futurity Program Board of Directors and Show committees for organizing a fantastic event this year.” MAGNUM ARABIANS Karen and Lank Havice ~ Williston, Fla. “There are three factors that make Region 12 one of the very best regions,” says Lank Harvice, best known in the Arabian horse community as the breeder of superstar stallion Magnum Psyche. “One, horses of high quality in many disciplines: main ring, endurance, pleasure riding, dressage, reining, and sport horse. Two, good people: individual owners, large and small farms, talented trainers, and reputable agents. And three, location: a year round climate conducive to raising and enjoying horses. “We don’t think that there is any one thing in particular that Magnum has contributed. Like many people, we support Region 12 by showing at local and regional horse shows. We would like to think that we help by breeding horses which represent Region 12 well by winning at national levels, both in the United States and internationally; this in turn helps to attract prospective purchasers to our farm and others in our region. We are fortunate to be part of a group of breeders in our region which can offer many different world-class bloodlines and options.” Volume 46, No. 1 | arabians of the southeast • 63


Linda Musso with Net Worth LOA.

LINDA MUSSO Birmingham, Ala. Longtime Rohara client Linda Musso is best known now for her beloved Net Worth LOA. Last year, she and the gelding were U.S. National Reserve Champions in HalfArabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 and Over; the year before, Net World LOA topped Show Hack with Rohara’s John Rannenberg. “I guess we’re fortunate in having what I consider to be some of the best trainers and facilities in the Region 12 area,” Musso says. “We have top people in English, halter, western—all the disciplines. We may not have quantity, but we have quality in so many areas. And then there is our Spotlight! I think this year was one of our best.” This year, Musso’s Region 12 Championship class, HalfArabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 and Over, offered one example of what she feels makes the region so strong. “The competition! One of my competitors this year was last year’s national champion and another had a lot of national titles, so the bar was raised! The horses are such top quality that you have to come in riding to win it, because everyone else is. I did something I normally don’t do: I came in first. I thought, ‘Somebody’s got to win it!’” (She did.)

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Asked what she contributes to Region 12, she smiles. “Net Worth, of course! He’s a great horse.” She is, however, deeply appreciative of everyone’s contributions to Region 12. “The other day, I was at Rohara, and John R. had invited the owner of the Saddlebred farm Heathermoor, in Birmingham, to visit. They were in Ocala for an activity, and she [ Jennifer Fernambucq] came with about 10 young Saddlebred riders. John brought the horses out, showed them the purebreds and Half-Arabians, and gave them a brief history of each horse. And you know how people who don’t know Arabians call them ‘crazy’? Well, these horses were as gentle as could be. The girls left in awe; as horse people, any time you get to see the best of the best, you take away memories you’ll have forever. We need to do more of that. We don’t need to just stay with people who are in our breed—we all need to open our doors.” RHAPSODY IN BLUE STABLES Leigh, Randy and Jonathan Meyer ~ Chatom, Ala. “The reason we’re the best region is because God loves us the most!” laughs Leigh Meyer. No, not really, she adds. “Region 12 is an area where there are a lot of horse lovers—people that are truly infatuated with horses. With that comes enthusiasm and passion, and any time you’re around somebody that is enthusiastic and passionate about what they do, it’s intoxicating and contagious. Couple that


with the economic environment of many of the states in Region 12, and that makes it huge. “It’s also very competitive between trainers here, which is good because it makes us all better,” she continues. “But that said, I don’t think there is a single trainer in Region 12 that I dislike or disrespect. Randy, Jonathan and I have the utmost respect for the trainers here, and their willingness to help each other.” Randy and Leigh Meyer have been professional trainers since the 1970s, and Leigh is clear about what may be their greatest contribution to the Arabian horse breed for the future. “We have a son who is about to turn 20 and since he was 10 years old, he has wanted to be an Arabian trainer. He is exactly what the future of our industry wants and needs—he’s a good horseman and he loves his horses. He is in the barn at 6 a.m., Monday through Saturday, and he’s here until 6 or 7 p.m. every night. Many of this breed’s top trainers have been his mentors, and he’s an asset to our industry.” The Meyers’ other contribution, she adds, is a combination of their talent and diversity, along with their straightforward honesty. “We have an open barn policy, and you can come any time. We do everything—halter, with training that prepares the horse for a performance career later, and other performance divisions too. We also love sport horses, but that hasn’t been our focus—although we have one client who is showing in western dressage, which worked easily because our basic training provides the groundwork for that. We start horses with the kind of ground training I used for my dressage years ago. However you would like to structure what you need, we’ll work with you, and we’ll always give you our very best honest effort. That’s what I think we offer Region 12.”

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ROHARA Roxann and Karl Hart ~ Orange Lake, Fla. “Region 12 is a mecca of breeders—breeders that are breeding phenomenal, excellent horses with the quality that works for the American and international market,” says Roxann Hart, who began Rohara nearly half a century ago and has been its guiding influence ever since. “The breeders have a true business in Region 12; some of us are very old breeders and some are small breeders, but the breeders in our area are very active. “Also, I think our region is capped by a very successful point of our pyramid, and that is the Region 12 Show. It’s such a contributor to the region as a whole. This year at the Spotlight, we had foals from more than 100 mares. That’s just for one little venue, but when you look at how many purebred foals are being produced in the U.S., [Region 12] is a large contributor to that number.” Rohara’s contributions to the region and the breed are evident on many levels—in the show ring, in breeding and in marketing. But for Hart, one service counts more than any other. “My husband—not me, but Karl, being the ‘distaff side’ of Rohara—started Region 12 and the regionals, back in the days of IAHA,” she says. “He was the director when the first Region 12 Show was ever held, and I have shown in every single Region 12 since its inception.”

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ROHARA John Rannenberg ~ Orange Lake, Fla. “Region 12 has so much depth and quality, from breeders to trainers to top amateur riders,” says John Rannenberg, who in 2015 celebrated his 30th year as head trainer at Rohara. “We’re one of the largest regions in the country; we have seven states in one region, so some of us have to travel a long way just to get out of our region (we have to go 12 hours). But the size of the region and the amount of horses we have makes for a very, very competitive and well-rounded regional show. There is a lot of credibility to winning at Region 12; going on to Nationals, you are considered a contender. There have been many famous horses who got their start here—Magnum Psyche, DA Valentino, Versace, Trussardi, and others. With just those four alone, you have probably a dozen national championships. “Another thing that is making Region 12 so successful is that our officers and those who put on the Region 12 Show have shown a genuine interest in what people want, and there has been a real desire for improvement—and it was already a great show, in one of the best facilities in the country.” 66 •

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Rohara’s contributions to the region go back to before the regional boundaries even were envisioned, and certainly long before Rannenberg arrived. “It’s all about Rohara’s longevity,” he says. “It’s really been a staple of Region 12, and over the years, we’ve consistently brought our best horses to the Region 12 Championships. There is commitment and loyalty to the region. We support it financially, through scholarships, and by bringing great horses.” Plus, he adds, the farm has been supportive through personal service as well. “Karl Hart has served as a director I don’t know how many times, and Roxann served on the Spotlight Futurity board. Now, I do. And I give [constructive] feedback, my thoughts and perspective on any issue in the region.” And then there has been Rohara’s contribution in the breeding of fine horses. “A huge part of the challenge of becoming a successful program and then maintaining it is continuing to improve and make a better animal,” he reflects. “Roxann has stood the test of time. Not every breeding was a success, but she was able to switch gears or directions; she was never hung up on a certain line or type—she bred for the outstanding individual.


“The other thing is that her horses were able to cross over, could win at the national championship level in hand, and then go on to national championships in performance. That is not a common thing, but historically the Rohara horses are known for their quality, their ability and their trainability. Rohara horses have stood the test of time too.” SMOKY MOUNTAIN PARK ARABIANS Jacque and Rod Thompson ~ Lenoir City, Tenn. “Many players in Region 12 are making a tremendous effort to promote the breed in any way they can think of, and their individual contributions take many forms,” notes Jacque Thompson. “For instance, earlier this year Smoky Mountain Park Arabians hosted a small gathering with Gene LaCroix. Several influential horse breeders met up at the farm and spent a pleasant afternoon discussing how to best promote our breed. “Joel and Ashton Kiesner also hosted a well-attended clinic this year for Arabian horse trainers and invited Gene LaCroix and Tim Shea to participate. Their event was a great success and will help many people not only in Region 12 but in other regions as well. “Lisa Blackstone, the director of Region 12, developed a wonderful horse show app to allow people easy access to show results. “And my husband, Rod Thompson, developed ArabianHorse.com, a global website devoted to advocating for our breed. He designed the site to both facilitate commerce within the Arabian horse community as well as to create interest in the breed from the general public. “Many others in the community have been working diligently behind the scenes to insure that our beloved breed remains viable. There are some very good horses produced in our region, and I am proud that Smoky Mountain Park Arabians is a part of that effort.” VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER Vicki Humphrey ~ Canton, Ga. When assessing Region 12 now, Vicki Humphrey, one of the ring’s most successful English trainers, cites its breeding achievements first. “In the English division, I feel as if we have the future of our breed in Region 12. We have many of the top English breeding stallions here, with

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Afires Heir, VJ Royal Heir and SF Aftershoc. They are siring foals with more talent than I have ever seen before. The crosses back and forth are going to be amazing.” Vicki Humphrey Training Center’s contribution to Region 12 and to the industry, she says, is multi-faceted. “For one thing, we are doing a lot more breeding. We are standing SF Aftershoc, along with several junior stallions—Mr Mayhem, Young Money and Noble Dynasty PF. “Also, we have just completed a new 50-stall barn and indoor arena, so we’ve increased our training abilities and our training staff. “We are starting our public lesson program this fall. Our goal is to promote our saddle seat division in the local area—and jump-start the client base. This is a difficult industry to become involved in as a beginner. We have no academy classes and even at the walk-trot level, the competition is fierce. My goal is to promote a National Arabian Academy division as we build our own Academy here. While it is an exhausting endeavor, I feel that the future of our performance ring requires that we do it. If we look at the statistics of declining numbers at our shows, the end of our business, as we know it, is within 10 years unless we promote our Arabian show ring and the thrill of competition to the public.” ■ Volume 46, No. 1 | arabians of the southeast • 67


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From the time he was 14 years old, Joe Alberti has known he would be an Arabian horse trainer. “I believe in ‘Live what you love and love what you live,’” he says. “When you are passionate about what you do and you love it, you’re bound to be good at it.” Alberti is good at what he does—the result of hard work, talent and good horses. From the start at his original Chestnuthill farm in Pennsylvania, he developed a national reputation, and when he sold to move south in 2010, it was only to broaden his experience at world-renowned Rohara. Five years later, he was ready to be on his own again, this time in horse-centric Ocala, Fla.

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“It’s a beautiful farm,” he smiles, “about an hour from the Orlando and Tampa airports.” It is also fully-equipped: 26 stalls (with immediate plans for expansion), a covered arena (rare in Florida), a EuroXsizer, and breeding lab (the farm does its own collection and shipping). Already, Alberti and his staff are moving at warp speed. His assistants, he says, are as obsessed as he is about horses. “I don’t want people working here who are just collecting a paycheck. Our horses are the reason that we’re able to do what we love—there isn’t anything that we wouldn’t do for them.” What attracts the clientele? It’s more than just his skill in the show ring. “I’m honest,” he says frankly. “I won’t tell you your horse is great when it’s not, and I am good at knowing a horse’s ability. One of the most important things is letting the horse tell you what it wants to do; like people, horses who do what they love will be successful.” In addition to training, Chestnuthill also offers breeding and marketing services, where Alberti’s skills in social media have attracted global attention to his horses. In recent months, sales have included such standouts as Prince Karat R and ABD Justinian to the U.A.E., and others to Poland, the U.K. and Canada.

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And its list of stallions is impressive. Alberti’s longtime headliner Shaddofax, twice a National Reserve champion and already the sire of champions, shares the barn with Eric and Michelle Loftis’ U.S. National Champion Rohara Crown Prince and Mister Magnum, a Scottsdale, U.S. and Canadian National Champion. In coming years, there also will be new names at stud. “We have high hopes for Don and Connie Copeland’s DC Trienze FF, who will be campaigning to the U.S. Nationals in the yearling colt division this year,” says Alberti, “and a promising colt from Hidden Heart Stables by international sensation Kanz Albidayer, named Elle Amarr.” The line-up of proven bloodlines is no surprise. Alberti is known for his pedigree addiction as well as his eye for a horse. “I think that helps from a training standpoint,” he says. “It’s important to understand the lineage of these horses and where they have been most successful. We aren’t just a halter barn or just a performance barn. We do it all.” The “all” can be seen especially in the operation’s strong amateur program, which features a variety of divisions. At the end of the day, Alberti says, their mission is not only the horses. It’s the clients too. “I’m really proud that for the last two years, I’ve had the national champion and national reserve champion in the Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Geldings open and amateur classes,” he says. “It was the same two horses, who flip-flopped each year, which was perfect—it gave both clients a chance to be national champion. “Everyone is supportive of one another here,” he reflects. “It makes a real difference in the overall show experience. I like to win, but it has to be fun.” Even with his success, Alberti remains focused on what, for him, is essential. “I couldn’t do any of this without the love and support of my family, friends around the world and Rob Janecki, to whom I am the most grateful.”

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Justafire DGL x R-Colette by Padrons Psyche

Justafire DGL x R-Colette by Padrons Psyche

2x Reserve National Champion Stallion and sire of National Champions

SCID and CA Clear AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Multi Program Nominated

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Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel by Magnum Psyche

National Champion Scottsdale Champion Regional Champion

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Competing at U.S. Nationals with Joe Alberti in Yearling Colts Standing to a limited number of mares in 2016.

Owned by Don and Connie Copeland Dublin, GA

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Chestnuthill Arabians and Honeysuckle Farm Arabians congratulate Ghanim Saeed Al Ali of the UAE on his purchase of this lovely mare. We wish you the best of success with her! Pyro Thyme SA x JJ Night Love

U.S. National Top Ten 3yr old Filly Unanimous Iowa Gold Star Champion Filly Unanimous Regional Champion Yearling Filly

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annah Shafer, daughter of well-known Arabian horseman and breeder, Gregg Shafer and his wife Lotta, and her National Champion Arabian Reiner, Take Your Boots Off, have been invited to open the World Para Reining classes at the High Roller Reining Classic in Las Vegas this September. Hannah’s Free Style riding demonstration at last February’s Scottsdale All-Arabian Show brought down the house at WestWorld. Hannah is currently a Freshman at Kent State University and her Scottsdale ride inspired High Roller Reining Classic Organizer, Amanda Brumley to contact the 18-year-old. “Hannah told the crowd she was riding for ‘ …the soldiers who have lost the battle to PTSD,’’ says Brumley. “I can’t think of a more perfect introduction for the World Para Reining classes. These are young men and women winning some major battles with lost limbs and paralysis, some from accidents; some from combat. They are amazing and inspirational … just like Hannah. I thought it was a perfect match!” This year’s High Roller Reining Classic runs from September 11th through the 20th at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hannah will ride at the beginning of the evening performance on Thursday, September 17th. Hannah said that she was “ …honored and excited to be able to ride and open the first WPR classes” ever held at the Las Vegas High Roller Reining Classic. Hannah and her 6-year-old purebred Arabian bay gelding, Take Your Boots Off were unbeaten in 2014. The pair won the Reining AOTR at the Ohio Buckeye, the Reining ATR at Region 14 and the Canadian Reining Horse JOTR 17 & Under National Championship last August. ■

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hat does your dream horse look like? As my eye as a horsewoman has matured, my dream horse has evolved. My first dream horse was most importantly high headed, very forward and had to be waving its legs. While all those things are still important, the word that moves to the top of the list is balance. My dream horse is proportioned to be compact, hip dropping as the front end comes up with equal motion front and back. He must exude quality and must work fluidly with expression and ambition that comes from heart and is not manmade. If you could resurrect any 2 horses, whom would they be and why? For breeding purposes, I would definitely resurrect Bask. He has contributed to the breed greatly, but it would be interesting to breed him to the mares that are available now. For riding, I would resurrect FF Summer Storm, a Bask daughter, and one of the most fun rides I’ve ever had. Who was the first Arabian horse you laid eyes on and what was the experience like? I was in school learning to ride jumpers, and an Arabian mare named Raitez threw me off into a four foot oxer three times in a row onto my back. How has the Arabian horse enriched your life? We get involved with the Arabian horse because of our attraction to their character and beauty. However, through our travels in the industry, we meet so many interesting people, here and abroad. We, as trainers, impact the lives and futures of the children we teach; we add joy to the lives of many owners and, as a result, our lives are enriched by the people we meet even more so than the horses.

You have had great success with your amateur and junior riders. What do you feel makes a great amateur and junior rider trainer? A trainer of children has a responsibility to teach not only the skills of horsemanship, but more importantly, the following: 1. Confidence 2. Self Esteem 3. Perseverance 4. Determination 5. Dedication and Work Ethic 6. Sportsmanship These are key elements for success in life—not just in the show ring and as a trainer—no riding skill can be taught that ranks above these.

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When you create the perfect day for yourself, please take us through it. Riding through the Masai Mara with giraffe and zebras on either side, a glass of wine by the fire listening to the lions roar at night, eating under the stars by lantern light and sharing stories of the day’s adventures with friends. What is your favorite destination to travel to? I have spent the last 15 years traveling a great deal in Africa and South Africa. Arabian horses took me on my first trip to South Africa to judge. The friendships I have made there have taken me back many times since. What 2 characteristics do you love most about the Arabian horse? Their spirit and heart. What is your favorite part of your career? The most satisfying part of my career is watching students apply what they have learned in the show ring to their lives and careers. I am so proud of the students that I have taught and their many successes. What draws you to the English horse more than any other discipline? English is the epitome of athleticism

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combined with high energy and attitude. While I enjoy all disciplines for their individual strengths, the English horse feels less restrained and more free to exhibit their talent as compared to the more controlled disciplined rides of a show hack or western horse. And while I love the discipline and methodical training required of these more technical divisions, the most pleasure I get is riding “by the seat of my pants” on a wide open English horse doing a big trot. How does the term longevity apply to your life with Arabian horses? I had intended to retire at 40. Then my oldest daughter, Lea, turned 10 and was ready to show. Three years later, Jessica was starting her riding career and that was 20 years ago! Thank goodness Arabian horses keep you active and healthy.

Vicki Humphrey and Multi-National Champion Revelation JF.

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When I say the name of these 6 horses, tell me what instantly comes to your mind: Fire Music+++ Featurette FF Summer Storm Countess Vanessa Huckleberry Bey Gai Argosy If you could combine the traits of these six horses into one horse, it would be the dream horse every breeder strives for—Fire Music’s extreme beauty, Featurette’s ambition, Summer Storm’s perfect balance, Countess Vanessa’s extreme motion, HBB’s kind disposition with Gai Argosy’s trainability (national champion open at three years old!). Vicki Humphrey

The most satisfying part of my career is watching students apply what they have learned in the show ring to their lives and careers. I am so proud of the students that I have taught and their many successes.

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As a successful English trainer, do you also love to watch important halter championships, and who are 2 of your favorite halter horses of all time? Yes. Two mares that I was lucky enough to judge and loved were Tulle El Jamaal and Bey Teyna. Unquestionably, the most correct, balanced and beautiful stallion I ever judged is Magnum Psyche. ■


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Leaders Of The Times: Al Maliik

The Breed Standard

by THERESA CARDAMONE

To see Al Maliik is to see the living, breathing embodiment of the classic desert horses immortalized by Adolf Schreyer in his magnificent 19th century oils. So well did Schreyer capture the form and spirit of those Bedouin treasures, countless breeders were inspired to try to produce horses in their image. There is no more striking example of the fulfillment of that goal than Suzanne and Daniel Acevedo’s Al Maliik (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maya El Jamaal). Al Maliik is an exact replica of Gladys Brown Edwards’ famous drawing of the ideal Arabian horse that is the visual representation of the breed standards according to the Arabian Horse Association rules: 136 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

“The purebred Arabian horse is striking. An Arabian’s most identifiable characteristics are its finely chiseled head, dished face, long arching neck and high tail carriage. Its entire appearance exudes energy, intelligence, courage and nobility. Every time an Arabian moves in its famous “floating trot,” he announces to the world his proud, graceful nature. In general, Arabians have a short, straight back, perfect balance and symmetry, a deep chest, well-sprung ribs, strong legs of thick density and a more horizontal pelvic bone position.” Each element of that description of Arabian horse perfection can be applied to Al Maliik. The qualities that constitute Arabian “type” read like an inventory of the


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alabaster stallion: Head: small, slightly concave, large, wide-set eyes, small muzzle, small, pointed ears; Neck: well-set, long, arched; Back: short; Croup: comparatively horizontal; Tail: natural high carriage. The final sentence says it all, “If the horse has these qualities and correct conformation, we have our breed standard.” Al Maliik is the breed standard. A genetic powerhouse, he is a Breyer model horse sprung to life, so beautifully balanced and correct it is hard to find a single flaw. Wisely given time to mature, Al Maliik grew up a healthy, happy horse with a sensitive, inquisitive nature. There is no doubt that he would have felt quite at home as part of the family in a Bedouin tent. He has been known to follow his people on berry picking missions, happily munching on the treats so kindly freed from their prickly surroundings, his milky white muzzle stained a rich purple-red! Suzanne Acevedo credits that upbringing with helping to make Al Maliik the horse he is today, “He is a very gentle, happy horse who loves being around people as much as he loves performing. After he was named Bronze Champion Stallion in Las Vegas, there must have been fifteen people celebrating in the stall with him! It is a pleasure to take people back to the barn to visit him, because he is even more beautiful ‘let down’ and relaxing in the barn, than he is in the most exquisite photo.”

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Astute breeders have taken note and selected him to cross on their superior mares. His first full foal crop is arriving in 2015, with approximately 60 foals expected. Al Maliik’s offspring are showing that his legacy is already secured. A true “Breeders’ Horse,” Al Maliik has stirred strong interest in South America, Europe and the Middle East. This year, the Acevedos have joined forces with Rodolfo Guzzo and the Guzzo Worldwide team in Scottsdale, Ariz., to manage and promote this stunning stallion. Doing so puts Al Maliik in the close vicinity of Acevedo Arabians and his home band of mares while keeping him in the hands of talented horsemen. “We are beyond words to have Al Maliik with us,” shares Rodolfo Guzzo. “I can say he is an amazing horse with great character and beautiful conformation. He is a very sweet stallion to work with and be around. We are super happy to see the quality of his babies as well. Suzanne has been a great partner and friend in this new adventure with Al Maliik. I thank Suzanne and her whole family for trusting us with such an incredible stallion. Team Guzzo Worldwide LLC is very proud to have him and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for us!” That future begins at the Region 2 Show in Santa Barbara this summer, when Al Maliik will once again captivate the crowd with his iconic, desert-horse beauty. ■

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PRESENTING THE PERSONALITIES

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f all your international travels with the Arabian industry, which destination is your favorite? Why? Out of all my international travels, the beautiful country of Jordan still remains at the top of my list of favorite places. Many factors play a part in this, the first; it is home to my dearest friends Nofal and Muntaha Kahook, two very special people who have been instrumental in my international involvement within the Arabian horse breed. My first international horse sale was exported to Jordan to Nofal and Muntaha, and it was the very special *Apollo El Jamaal, a son of *Jullyen El Jamaal, by Ali Jamaal and out of the Brazilian National Champion Mare *Apollonia HCF (that in itself is a story all on its own!). Apollo El Jamaal went on to be named National Champion Stallion of Jordan in 2012. What I love so much about Jordan is that it is rooted very deeply in culture and tradition. A Mediterranean climate situated along the Dead Sea in the heart of the Middle East, Jordanians are incredibly hospitable and embrace people of all walks of life. The day to day hustle and bustle of downtown Amman can have you picturing yourself living there and settling yourself in overlooking the old city of Amman and the historical Roman Theater.

started the evolution of “The Arabian Element”, the breeding division of my Arabian horse endeavors. This fiery red chestnut stallion showed me all that there was in owning an Arabian horse. Purchased as a six month old weanling colt with some of my college savings, *Apollo El Jamaal was loaded onto a truck in California and shipped across the country to Ottawa, Ontario. It was he who really brought out the horse husbandry and affinity for the Arabian horse in me. A young and unproven stallion, matched with a

Braden celebrating success at the Middle East Championships with a mare he acquired for the Kahook family.

At what age did you know you had an entrepreneurial spirit? It wasn’t until around 9th grade that I started to have an entrepreneurial drive, not just about Arabian horses, but in business in general. I constantly found myself trying to draft up and imagine businesses to be the “boss” of. Coming into grade 12 and having to decide which career direction I should take and what to study in college, I became fascinated with layout, font, and the execution of advertising I would see in print, so decided to pursue the study of advertising, marketing, and communications. Today, that same entrepreneurial spirit continues to drive my ambitions and the continual evolution and growth of ArabianCentric.com, a leading internationally recognized creative agency I founded that represents clients from the world over and specializes in the promotion, advertising, and marketing of Arabian horses and businesses. Tell us about your first Arabian. *Apollo El Jamaal was the horse that started it all for me and who

Braden with Trucco (Trussardi x Magnums Three Hearts), 2014 Scottsdale Signature Top Ten Auction Colt.

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Braden pictured with Christine Jamar amd the Australian import Klassical Dream MI (Klass x Mustang’s Magnum), owned by Al Khalediah Stables, and shown by Philippe Hosay at the 2014 Las Vegas Show. young, inexperienced owner, I was determined, like any endeavor I undertake, to make a name for the horse I loved so much and also for myself. As a late two year old, I bred *Apollo El Jamaal to Last Luv, a mare I also acquired during my “college acquisitions”. Last Luv is a very beautiful mare sired by Scottsdale Champion Psymadre and out of a Lamolin daughter who is out of a *Eukaliptus daughter who is out of a *Bask daughter. She had two foals sired by *Apollo El Jamaal; the first foal was a stunning chestnut filly who was sold at three weeks of age to the beautiful country of France. Her second foal, who again was another very beautiful filly named Bettina El Jamaal, was the 2010 Region 15 Reserve Champion Yearling Filly. I sold Bettina El Jamaal shortly after her regional win to Sheikh Hamad in Kuwait.

from the Kahooks, who would later become the dearest of friends. A deal filled with bittersweet emotions was reached and *Apollo El Jamaal was purchased by Nofal and Muntaha, and was on his way to begin a new chapter of his life in the most amazing country of Jordan.

With Apollo’s success as a sire, it quickly spread around the world and very soon I received a call

What two stallions play an important role in your personal breeding program? Without question

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*Apollo El Jamaal remains an intrinsic part of me and the continuance of breeding the highest quality Arabian horses. This past fall I acquired a maternal sister to *Apollo El Jamaal, the electric Alovely Afire, a daughter of leading sire Afire Bey V and out of *Apollonia HCF. We are so excited about Alovely Afire and will campaign her this year in Amateur Mare halter at Region 7, Arabian National Breeder Finals, and then Scottsdale 2016.


Braden davidson What lines or strains in Arabian horse breeding do you not know very much about but would like to, i.e. Spanish, Egyptian, Polish, etc. I would very much like to learn about Polish bred horses a little more in depth. I’ve not immersed myself into the old Polish lines and would enjoy to be educated on how this line has evolved. Would you prefer to be riding an English horse in the ring or out on the trail with friends? For me, I enjoy very much the thrill of a game English horse, I’ve never had the opportunity to show an English horse, but have ridden many on a few different occasions. I also enjoy the down time out on the trails with friends.

Braden enjoying success at the 2014 Arabian National Breeder Finals in Scottsdale.

What English performance left you awestruck? Name the horse and rider. One of my favorite English performances was back in 2012, Hot Air and James Stachowski, winning the Scottsdale HalfArabian Junior English Horse Championship. Hot Air is by Baske Afire and out of Dutch bred mare. It was an incredible performance.

or hesitation, it would be Psymadre. A Scottsdale Champion Stallion, he is a son of Padrons Psyche and out of an *Aladdinn daughter who is out of a Bask daughter. Psymadre is an incredible individual who embodies so many characteristics I’ve come to admire in an Arabian horse. First and foremost is Psymadre’s type, and by type I mean his overall Arabian makeup. I want to know it’s an Arabian horse if I’m looking from miles away. They must be proud, have an excellent attitude and they must carry a natural high-set tail. I like a short head with tight, tippy ears. The face need not be exotic, but handsome, and be distinguishable Arabian in type. Psymadre has proven time and time again that he can sire these types of traits, which is why I have included two daughters of Psymadre into my breeding program, the beautiful Last Luv and Psambucca (who is out of a Shah Azim daughter who is out of the great Kailalajka). What 3 characteristics are most important to you in an Arabian horse? Attitude, beauty, and tighttippy ears!

Braden pictured with Nofal and Muntaha Kahook in Paris at the Salon du Cheval.

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What has been your involvement with Al Khalediah? Al Khalediah Stables, owned by HRH Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz al Saud and managed by Sheikh Mutlaq Mesharif, is a magical place. Al Khalediah is home to an incredible collection of Arabian horses masterfully guided by the vision of HRH Prince Khaled. Home of such greats as: World Champion *Marquis CAHR, Baanderos, Dakharo, Athenaa, and All Nations Cup Champion *Magora. I’ve been incredibly lucky to manage the advertising, marketing, and promotion of the Arabian show horse division of Al Khalediah, ensuring an image of perfection throughout the many shows it participates in throughout the world. I’ve been blessed with the support of my friend Philippe Hosay, Al Khalediah’s show horse trainer and handler, opening up even more opportunities with the rollout of a new website

that is currently in the development phase for Al Khalediah, as well as the opportunity to photograph and video many of their champion Arabian horses to utilize in our marketing and advertising campaign. It is an honor to be exclusively responsible for the “face” of Al Khalediah Stables’ Arabian show horses and I look forward to many more years of involvement. Do you enjoy marketing Arabian horses? Assuming you do, have you developed a certain style or approach to that, what is it? Horses from my breeding and marketing program have been sold and/ exported all over the world. I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to sell great horses that have gone on and continued to play an important role in their newhomes for their owners. My extensive travel schedule has benefited me exponentially in that I have been able to educate myself and experience many different styles of horses and see

Braden with *Apollo El Jamaal VF (*Jullyen El Jamaal x *Apollonia HCF) on a victory lap after being named National Champion Stallion of Jordan with Mr. Philippe Hosay for NK Arabians.

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Braden with *Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora). what types of horses are winning in show rings around the world. It also allows me to see the different horses people arebreeding that are sired by certain stallions and out of certain mares. What horse shows around the world are in sync with the breed today? Both here in the States and Internationally. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show held in February and the Salon du Cheval World Championships in Paris are two of my most favorite shows. They are the most prestigious shows in the world, they attract an outside audience, and they are held in destination cities where people want to travel to and hold events that are not to be missed. Tell us about your family’s involvement with Arabian horses when you were a child.

I was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, the capitol of Canada. A close family friend was in the process of building an Arabian horse farm about 30 minutes south of the city, so my introduction to Arabian horses began at a very young age, three years old to be exact. I was immersed almost every Sunday for the next twenty years up at “the farm.” Mucking stalls, feeding, riding, getting to do a little showing. It wasn’t until my family relocated to the country, not more than five minutes to the farm, when I was in 12th grade, that I really began to get a little more involved with the horses. I leased my first Arabian when I was 18 and enjoyed many years caring for him every day before and after school. It was during this time that I knew Arabian horses were going to be a very important part of my life. n

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RD Dynamo (Bey Ambition x TF Falconsimprint) has begun to make “imprints” of his own in the world of Arabians. He is both the 2013 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt and the 2014 U.S. National Champion Stallion AAOTH, with additional titles earned at the Arabian Breeders World Cup, Scottsdale, and other high profile venues. That is in itself, a remarkable feat, but according to owner Laura Koch, “What sets him apart from most other stallions, is that he has already sired Scottsdale and Vegas winners in just his first few foal crops.” In shows of that caliber, entries come from the most prominent breeding programs in the world. Despite the intensely competitive classes, the RD Dynamo foals have risen to the top. Laura adds, “We are excited that he is producing halter quality babies that will hopefully go on to be great performance horses! This is our goal.” Laura and husband Bert Sanders believe, that the ideal Arabian horse must reflect all of the breed standards, both in conformation and movement. Their holistic approach has led them to stand RD Dynamo at J.T. Keller Performance Horses, in Argyle, Tex., where he will also be trained for a career under saddle. “RD Dynamo is very trainable with a good attitude and athletic ability,” Laura explains. “What drew us to team up with J.T. Keller was that he already believed in Dynamo, and in the concept of a beautiful halter stallion going on to be a great performance horse.” J.T. is quick to add that he has been a fan of the horse since he first saw him at breeders Murray and Shirley Popplewell’s Scottsdale, Ariz., farm. “He was only broke to ride around with a halter and lead rope. The Popplewells let me work with him a bit, and I just loved him. In fact, I begged them to let me make a western horse out of him. I saw him as a ‘big time’ horse that could be marketed just as successfully under saddle as he was as a top halter horse.” When Laura asked J.T. to keep his eye out for a stallion that could be a national champion in both halter and performance, he recommended RD Dynamo without reservation. Now that Dynamo has fulfilled the first half of that promise, he is poised to begin his performance career with J.T. Keller in the summer of 2015. It is only a matter of time until he brings home his first Western Pleasure National Championship. ■

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The 2015 Region 9 Championship Show Great Horses and Great People! by STEPHANIE REITTER

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prime facility to compete at, Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Tex., featured another successful Region 9 Championship show this year. Despite the heavy rainfall that Texas has experienced recently, the show actually had a spectacular turnout with a higher attendance than in previous years. Region 9 Director Margo Shallcross, was ecstatic about the turnout, in addition to it running smoothly and efficiently, which was managed by Nancy Braesickert for the first time. The show not only featured the main performance ring disciplines, but also held sport horse and dressage classes which have grown immensely in the region, recognizing the versatility of the Arabian horse. The Region 9 show also continued to deliver this year by offering support to long-time member and survivor of a near fatal car-accident, Alexa Nichols. On Saturday

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evening, a special presentation was held to honor the first-ever Alexa Nichols Challenge Cup. With the guidance of Becky Nash, entry fees from selected classes at Region 9 qualifying shows and the Region 9 Championship show itself, were donated to benefit the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund and the Region 9 Youth Scholarship Fund, two organizations that helped Alexa during difficult times. In addition to the Alexa Nichols Challenge Cup presentation, the ever so popular Chuck-a-Duck competition took place to also raise money for the Region 9 Youth. With having such a successful show, Schallcross is excited for future Region 9 events. She greatly enjoyed her last year as the Region 9 director and having the opportunity to work with such a great staff. New board members were elected this year during the show and Mark Himmel will be taking over the duty as the director for the region.


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2015 Region 9 Championship Show Results May 27-30, 2015 • Fort Worth, Texas Results provided by Region 9 Show Committee. Photos by: Ferrara Photography and Moonfyre Photography Arabian Halter Stallions Arabian Stallions 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: ENSYNC FMA (Eden C x Miss Fame MRM), H: Andrew Sellman, O: John Moore; Reserve: MM ZHIVAGO (Eden C x MM La Bonita), H: Kim Morgan, O: M & M Arabian Enterprises; 3rd: AMARETTO VF (TF Psymreekhe x Psymaretta), H: Ty Miller, O: Hoffman International; 4th: KMA PACINO (Los Angeles x KMA Spanish Sonata), H: Anthony Steiner, O: Karma Arabians. Arabian Stallions 2-Year-Old Championship - Champion: BAHA EL SHAKIR (Shakir El Marwan x HB Bessolea), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Taylor Arabians; Reserve: LR PSENSATION ALI (WC Ali Gazal x LR Psyren), H: Kim Morgan, O: Lynne Rowlett; 3rd: LUCIUS M (Vitorio TO x Addison Rose), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: James Darren Eagle. Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: AADEN FMA (Ever After NA x Miss Fame MRM), H: Andrew Sellman, O: Power Alley LLC; Reserve: TAMAR EVOLUTION (Eden C x Tamar Natalliya), H: Saul Rentaria, O: Tamara Hanby; 3rd: PAGANI (Marwan Al Shaqab x PA Penelope), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Michael Byatt. Arabian Stallions 2 Years & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: MM ZHIVAGO (Eden C x MM La Bonita), H: Patricia Meier, O: M & M Arabian Enterprises; Reserve: LR PSENSATION ALI (WC Ali Gazal x LR Psyren), H: Jessica Wilkins, O: Lynne Rowlett; 3rd: KMA PACINO (Los Angeles x KMA Spanish Sonata), H: Ray Lemaster, O: Karma Arabians. Mares Arabian Mares 3 & Over Championship - Champion: IMPRESARAH (Aria Impresario x BB Challady), H: Andrew Sellman, O: John Moore; Reserve: EVENING SERENADE (Marwan Al Shaqab x MSA Evening Symphony), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Michael Byatt; 3rd: SHAQARA (Abha Qatar x Ssharjah), H:

Silvio Moraes, O: Third Coast Arabians; 4th: WC LADY BEY DAKHARA (Dakharo x Lady Bey Khelishah), H: Anthony Steiner, O: Holly Woods Dillin; 5th: VIVIENNE BA (Venetian x Marcelina BA), H: Kim Morgan, O: Julie Bennett. Arabian Mares 2-Year-Old Championship - Champion: ORIANNAA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Abha Orlita), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Daniel Heard; Reserve: LILY GRACE (Besson Carol x Amazing Grace WP), H: Kim Morgan, O: Kim Morgan; 3rd: KAZIMIERA MC (JJ Bellagio x Aria Marinah), H: Silvio Moraes, O: Jim Klein; 4th: GM RLIS RIHANNA (Aja Ali x Inspirashahn), H: Mary Ann Vaughn, O: Mary Ann Vaughn; 5th: SNICKERDOODLES (Night Afire MCA x Bella Estrella MCA), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally. Arabian Yearling Fillies Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: SF MARWHAMBRA (ZT Marwteyn x Impres Alhambra), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Stella Bella Arabians, LLC; Reserve: LADY URBINA (JA Urbino x TA Lady Delilah), H: Andrew Sellman, O: Cynthia Moore; 3rd: TAMAR VALKYRIE (Onitnelav x Tamar Vision Of Roses), H: Troy Peterson, O: Tamara Hanby; 4th: DAHLIA SA (Pogrom x Miz Magnolia V), H: Anthony Steiner, O: Sharon Redman; 5th: RENOIRS LEENA (Legacys Renoir x VA Passionate Lei ), H: Silvio Moraes, O: Barbara Moody; 6th: BELIEVE SJP (Khash PGA x Forever A Jullyen VA), H: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 7th: ANJELICA GRACE CCA (Pogrom x Amazing Grace WP), H: Kim Morgan, O: Jan Alexander. Arabian Mares 2 & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: IMPRESARAH (Aria Impresario x BB Challady), H: John Moore, O: John Moore; Reserve: KAZIMIERA MC (JJ Bellagio x Aria Marinah), H: Jim Klein, O: Jim Klein; 3rd: GM RLIS RIHANNA (Aja Ali x Inspirashahn), H: Mary Ann Vaughn, O: Mary Ann Vaughn; 4th: WS BESSON CARON (Besson Carol x TAF Sweet Melody), H: Herbert Meites, O: Herbert Meites; 5th: ALLURE MLM (AO Breeze x TA Alette), H: Ryan Moore, O: Morgan Millner Moore.

Geldings Arabian Geldings 3 & Over Championship - Champion: H JUSTINTIME H (Enzo x Trejor I A), H: Kim Morgan, O: Linda Routledge; Reserve: ABSOLUT MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x Lady Auria), H: Ty Miller, O: Hoffman International; 3rd: PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), H: Grant Krohn, O: Carole Ann Vandyke; 4th: REMBRANDT RA (Da Vinci FM x WH Julliet), H: Lance Lewis, O: Amanda Renteria; 5th: GEM EL JULLYEN KD (Jullyen El Jamaal x Go-Diva Go), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Karen Wesche. Arabian Geldings 2-Year-Old Championship - Champion: AURIGA EL MARWTEYN (ZT Marwteyn x Ayisha El Shakir), H: Austin Colangelo, O: Carol Darling. Arabian Geldings 2 Years & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: H JUSTINTIME H (Enzo x Trejor I A), H: Linda Routledge, O: Linda Routledge; Reserve: AURIGA EL MARWTEYN (ZT Marwteyn x Ayisha El Shakir), H: Carol Darling, O: Carol Darling. Arabian Geldings 2 Years & Over JOTH 18 & Under Championship - Champion: REMBRANDT RA (Da Vinci FM x WH Julliet), H: Summer Renteria, O: Amanda Renteria; Reserve: NW DARIUS (Stival x NW Shantelle), H: Scott Steiner, O: Anthony Steiner.

Arabian Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: GSF REVOLUTION (Afire Bey V x Primroza Afire), H: Gordon Potts, O: Charles Amato Equine Interests LLC; Reserve: VEGAZ STYLE CCF (Vegaz x Merlot CSP), H: Jason Krohn, O: Brian Galbraith. Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: CORDOBA BF (Nobilistic BF x Koviak), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: FIVE STARR (Fire And Goldd x Afires Starr), H: Chase Harvill, O: Thunder Road Ranch; 3rd: BSF ALWAYS IN VEGAZ (Vegaz x

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Arabian Stallion 3 Years & Over Champion ENSYNC FMA (Eden C x Miss Fame MRM), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner John Moore.

Profoundspresence), H: Alan Clanton, O: Koehring LLC. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: SUMMER TEMPTATION (A Temptation x CL Summer Heat), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Deborah Ann Himmel; Reserve: VEGAZ STYLE CCF (Vegaz x Merlot CSP), H: Lester Martin, O: Brian Galbraith. Arabian English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: TOO BRASSI (IXL Noble Express x Brassmis), H: Lester Martin, O: Lester Martin; Reserve: GSF REVOLUTION (Afire Bey V x Primroza Afire), H: Katie Harvey, O: Charles Amato Equine Interests LLC; 3rd: CORDOBA BF (Nobilistic BF x Koviak), H: Amanda Purdin Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 4th: SUMMER TEMPTATION (A Temptation x CL Summer Heat), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Deborah Ann Himmel. Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: SF SPECS SUPERIOR (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians. Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: SF SPECS SUPERIOR (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians. Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), H: Jason Krohn, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; Reserve: CHRISTIAN GREY GSF (A Noble Cause x PWA Tusea), H: Gordon Potts, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public

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Arabian Stallion 2-Year-Old Champion BAHA EL SHAKIR (Shakir El Marwan x HB Bessolea), shown by Austin Colangelo for owner Taylor Arabians

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Champion AADEN FMA (Ever After NA x Miss Fame MRM), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Power Alley LLC.

Relations, Inc.; 3rd: CSP AMERICAN IDOL (DS Mick Jagger x Merlot CSP), H: Colby Powell, O: Barbara Cook; 4th: BRADLEY COOPER MA (Baske Afire x Love Is Alive), H: Alan Clanton, O: Darcy Stewart; 5th: S NOBLEMAN (MHR Nobility x Alyaska Bey V), H: Lou Sichini, O: Windwalker Enterprises LLC. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TITLEIST BF (Nobilistic BF x PWA Tusea), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: OH AVAREE (KRA Afire Works x Razzl Dazzl Bey), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Christine Hansen. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Champion: CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), H: Lester Martin, O: Brian Galbraith; Reserve: TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), H: Martha McCollough, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; 3rd: CHRISTIAN GREY GSF (A Noble Cause x PWA Tusea), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; 4th: CSP AMERICAN IDOL (DS Mick Jagger x Merlot CSP), H: Barbara Cook, O: Barbara Cook; 5th: FRANK SINATRA (Hucklebey Berry x Sahr Ta Keila), H: Andie Szabo, O: Pride And Passion LLC. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19 -39 Championship Champion: NOBLE HEIRR (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Airianna D), H: Chloe Barnett, O: Chloe Barnett; Reserve: PRINCE OF AMES (Baske Afire x Toi Jabaska), H: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter; 3rd: BASKGLORY (Baskghazi x

Arabian Stallion 2 Years & Over AOTH Champion MM ZHIVAGO (Eden C x MM La Bonita), shown by Patricia Meier for owner M & M Arabian Enterprises.

Arabian Mare 3 & Over Champion IMPRESARAH (Aria Impresario x BB Challady), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner John Moore.


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Arabian Mare 2-Year-Old Champion ORIANNAA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Abha Orlita), shown by Austin Colangelo for owner Daniel Heard.

Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Champion SF MARWHAMBRA (ZT Marwteyn x Impres Alhambra), shown by Austin Colangelo for owner Stella Bella Arabians, LLC

Arabian Gelding 3 & Over Champion H JUSTINTIME H (Enzo x Trejor I A), shown by Kim Morgan for owner Linda Routledge.

Arabian Gelding 2-Year-Old Champion AURIGA EL MARWTEYN (ZT Marwteyn x Ayisha El Shakir), shown by Austin Colangelo for owner Carol Darling.

Tasheena Bask), H: Jessica Everitt, O: Jessica Everitt; 4th: STOP N STARE WFS (Anza Padron x Princess Becki), H: Paige Smith, O: Judy Smith; 5th: DA SHOCKIT TO ME (SF Specs Shocwave x DA Eyes Onfire), H: Alex Holloway, O: Alex Holloway.

Lockhart; Reserve: A SPITFIRE BEY B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette), H: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; 3rd: SID VICIOUS (Baske Afire x Ghazis Girl), H: Taylor Bryan, O: Taylor Bryan; 4th: I MON FIRE RR (DS Major Afire x Montessa Bey), H: Madison McNulty, O: Christine Ragusa; 5th: X-CALIBURR (Matoi x Electra WMF), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: NOBLE HEIRR (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Airianna D), H: Chloe Barnett, O: Chloe Barnett; Reserve: PRINCE OF AMES (Baske Afire x Toi Jabaska), H: Rachel Ginter, O: Rachel Ginter; 3rd: BASKGLORY (Baskghazi x Tasheena Bask), H: Jessica Everitt, O: Jessica Everitt; 4th: CHRISTIAN GREY GSF (A Noble Cause x PWA Tusea), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; 5th: TITLEIST BF (Nobilistic BF x PWA Tusea), H: Amanda Purdin Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC. Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: JS AVATAR (Aploz x Baskskos Fire Sai), H: Penny Milazzo, O: Suzanne Cochran; Reserve: FRANK SINATRA (Hucklebey Berry x Sahr Ta Keila), H: Andie Szabo, O: Pride And Passion LLC; 3rd: STOP N STARE WFS (Anza Padron x Princess Becki), H: Paige Smith, O: Judy Smith; 4th: BLAST MASTER (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 5th: BRADLEY COOPER MA (Baske Afire x Love Is Alive), H: Darcy Stewart, O: Darcy Stewart.

Arabian Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion IMPRESARAH (Aria Impresario x BB Challady), shown by owner John Moore.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), H: Olivia Lockhart, O: Olivia

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), H: Laken Snyder, O: Laken Snyder; Reserve: A SPITFIRE BEY B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette), H: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis; 3rd: JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), H: Olivia Lockhart, O: Olivia Lockhart; 4th: I MON FIRE RR (DS Major Afire x Montessa Bey), H: Madison McNulty, O: Christine Ragusa; 5th: MD MICKDREAMY (Allience x Machantette), H: Madeleine Davis, O: Michelle Davis. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: SECOND MILLENNIUM (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP), H: Delaney Blanchard, O: Shannon Blanchard; Reserve: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Channing Turner, O: Channing Turner; 3rd: POST MARK (Express Male x May Elation), H: Anna Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan; 4th: QH MANOLETE (On The Mark x Matemira), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Alycia Boucher. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: SECOND MILLENNIUM (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP), H: Delaney Blanchard, O: Shannon Blanchard; Reserve: POST

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Arabian Gelding 2 Years & Over AOTH Champion H JUSTINTIME H (Enzo x Trejor I A), shown by owner Linda Routledge

Arabian Gelding 2 Years & Over JOTH 18 & Under Champion REMBRANDT RA (Da Vinci FM x WH Julliet), shown by Summer Renteria for owner Amanda Renteria.

MARK (Express Male x May Elation), H: Anna Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan; 3rd: PRODIGY AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Promises Kept), H: Julia Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 4th: ARIA MTA (Hucklebey Berry x Always MTA), H: Channing Turner, O: Channing Turner; 5th: QH MANOLETE (On The Mark x Matemira), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Alycia Boucher.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Open Championship - Champion: AUTUMN STORM V (Wind Storm V x Autumn Fire), H: Sylvia Beahr, O: Sylvia Beahr; Reserve: TAMARCARNIVALOFROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Erin Farnsworth, O: Tamara Hanby; 3rd: FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), H: Laken Snyder, O: Laken Snyder; 4th: KINSMAN (Besson Carol x Kristianna), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Rita Meditz; 5th: WC SHAHZAL (Gazal Al Shaqab x Lady Bey Khelishah), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin.

Park Arabian Park Horse Open Championship - Champion: NOBLES DIVA (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire), H: Tish Kondas, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper; Reserve: TWIST OF FAIT (Allience x TR Fait Accompli), H: Lisa Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain. Arabian Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: NOBLES DIVA (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire), H: Colleen Boylan-Cooper, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper; Reserve: TWIST OF FAIT (Allience x TR Fait Accompli), H: Lisa Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: TAMARCARNIVALOFROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), H: Erin Farnsworth, O: Tamara Hanby; Reserve: CASUAL FAME (Link To Fame x Muswika ), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Megan Sitzman; 3rd: SAKITO (Sasaki x Chispa), H: Jasmine Anwer, O: Jasmine Anwer; 4th: JS BASKSKOLIER (SV Basksko x Dashaliera), H: Rachel Mounce, O: Rachel Mounce; 5th: DYLAN SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: Amelia Trace Nelson, O: Amelia Trace Nelson.

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Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: SUMMER TEMPTATION (A Temptation x CL Summer Heat), H: Joel Gangi, O: Deborah Ann Himmel.

Arabian English Pleasure Open Champion GSF REVOLUTION (Afire Bey V x Primroza Afire), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Charles Amato Equine Interests LLC.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CORDOBA BF (Nobilistic BF x Koviak), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: A SPITFIRE BEY B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette), H: Lance Lewis, O: Lance Lewis. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: DIESEL SMOKE CBA (Sundance Kid V x C A Majia), H: Josh Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP; Reserve: ENZIA FMA (Enzo x Sue Bees Honey), H: J T Keller, O: Cynthia Moore; 3rd: FOREVER ZADRON (Havasu Zadron x My Fantasia DF), H: Colby Powell, O: Pamela Brooks; 4th: TAMAR ACCOLADE (Neposzar x Tamar Anastasia), H: Troy Peterson, O: Dana Daniels; 5th: LOBOMOTION (Versace x Tshalimar RA), H: Gordon Potts, O: Sheila Curley.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion SUMMER TEMPTATION (A Temptation x CL Summer Heat), ridden by Annalise Himmel for owner Deborah Ann Himmel.


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Arabian English Pleasure AATR Champion TOO BRASSI (IXL Noble Express x Brassmis), ridden by owner Lester Martin

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion SF SPECS SUPERIOR (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), ridden by Sarah Elizabeth Ellis for owner Ellis Arabians.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion SF SPECS SUPERIOR (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), ridden by Sarah Elizabeth Ellis for owner Ellis Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Champion TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TITLEIST BF (Nobilistic BF x PWA Tusea), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ASTOUNDDING (Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), H: Josh Quintus, O: DST Arabians; Reserve: PA LILLITH (Possesion PGA x Lily Dancer V), H: Stanley White III, O: Miriam Pockrus; 3rd: TAMAR CURACAO (Tamar Nickoli x Helena X), H: Troy Peterson, O: Jackie Barton-Dayman; 4th: MIDNIGHT HOUR A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA), H: J T Keller, O: Anne Whitaker; 5th: ROHARA MYSTIKAL (Majik Of Marwan x WH Esdee), H: Gordon Potts, O: Megan Monette.

Nash; 5th: BRASSAIR (Brass x Ariston Fera), H: Kim Sherman, O: Kim Sherman.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), H: Dennis Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; Reserve: ULTIMATE SECRETVF (NNL Ultimate Bey x A-Secret Kiss), H: Jayme Harris, O: Jayme Harris; 3rd: DIESEL SMOKE CBA (Sundance Kid V x C A Majia), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 4th: RD SHANTAR (Bey Ambition x RD Arietta Bay), H: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; 5th: RAMBLIN MANN (Starof Fame V x Tomboi), H: James Crawford, O: James Crawford. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: KM PALERMO (KM Bugatti x Palomara), H: Karen Caughell, O: Karen Caughell; Reserve: ONE BRIGHT STARR HA (LBA Lode Star x Muskadot), H: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 3rd: JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 4th: SAN SOUCI V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Klassique V), H: Rebecca Nash, O: Rebecca

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Championship - Champion: VALLEJO MOON BEAM (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up), H: Audrey Hart, O: Audrey Hart; Reserve: CASUAL FAME (Link To Fame x Muswika), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Megan Sitzman; 3rd: JUST JOE (Versace x BEA Society Belle), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 4th: SAKITO (Sasaki x Chispa), H: Jasmine Anwer, O: Jasmine Anwer. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 50 & Over Championship - Champion: KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), H: Dennis Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; Reserve: DIESEL SMOKE CBA (Sundance Kid V x C A Majia), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 3rd: LEMANZ (Enzo x Daliaa B), H: Laura Koch, O: Laura Koch; 4th: ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), H: Jerry Newman, O: Jerry Newman; 5th: TAMAR CURACAO (Tamar Nickoli x Helena X), H: Jackie Barton-Dayman, O: Jackie Barton-Dayman. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-49 Championship - Champion: CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve), H: Carolyn Lesley, O: Carolyn Lesley; Reserve: VALLEJO MOON BEAM (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up), H: Audrey Hart, O: Audrey Hart; 3rd: JUST JOE (Versace x BEA Society Belle), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 4th: JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca),

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), ridden by Lester Martin for owner Brian Galbraith.

H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 5th: CASUAL FAME (Link To Fame x Muswika), H: Megan Sitzman, O: Megan Sitzman. Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve), H: Carolyn Lesley, O: Carolyn Lesley; Reserve: LEMANZ (Enzo x Daliaa B), H: Bert Sanders, O: Laura Koch; 3rd: ONE BRIGHT STARR HA (LBA Lode Star x Muskadot), H: Chelsea Knoop, O: Jeremy Harper; 4th: TAMAR CURACAO (Tamar Nickoli x Helena X), H: Jackie Barton-Dayman, O: Jackie Barton-Dayman; 5th: TAMAR ABSOLUT (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), H: Erin Farnsworth, O: Troy Peterson. Arabian Western Pleasure 3 Year Old Futurity - Champion: KHARA ROYALLE (Mirage V x RA Luana), H: Gordon Potts, O: Charles Jolley; Reserve: TAMAR MISS SCARLET (Tamar Nickoli x Tamarkatiescarlet), H: Randy Anderson, O: Tamara Hanby; 3rd: TAMAR MANDOLIN RAIN (Tamar Nickoli x TAL Misty Morning), H: Melissa Siddoway, O: Tamara Hanby. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; Reserve: DYLAN SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: Amelia Trace Nelson, O: Amelia Trace Nelson; 3rd: TAMAR PRESTIGE (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), H: Matt Hawkins, O: Hawkins Farms; 4th: TAMAR EVANGELINA (Mais Shah x Tamarkatiescarlet), H: London Collins, O:

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion NOBLE HEIRR (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Airianna D), ridden by owner Chloe Barnett.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion NOBLE HEIRR (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Airianna D), ridden by owner Chloe Barnett.

London Collins; 5th: REI OF MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Amety B), H: Rebecca Marr, O: Rebecca Marr. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; Reserve: TAMAR PRESTIGE (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), H: Matt Hawkins, O: Hawkins Farms; 3rd: DYLAN SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: Amelia Trace Nelson, O: Amelia Trace Nelson; 4th: TAMAR EVANGELINA (Mais Shah x Tamarkatiescarlet), H: London Collins, O: London Collins; 5th: REI OF MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Amety B), H: Rebecca Marr, O: Rebecca Marr. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x LA Femmefatale DF), H: Jenna Curley, O: Sheila Curley; Reserve: FF AZZON (SH Phantom Echo x CA Ladrona), H: Grace Barch, O: Grace Barch.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion JS AVATAR (Aploz x Baskskos Fire Sai), ridden by Penny Milazzo for owner Suzanne Cochran.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x LA Femmefatale DF), H: Jenna Curley, O: Sheila Curley; Reserve: FF AZZON (SH Phantom Echo x CA Ladrona), H: Grace Barch, O: Grace Barch. Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: RESSTITUTION (Besson Carol x Ekkatarina), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Barbara Lynn Hunt; Reserve: TS HERMOSO GIRL (C A Hermoso x BJ Outragous Girl), H: Wendy Potts, O: Kim Snodgrass; 3rd:

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), ridden by owner Olivia Lockhart.


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Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), ridden by owner Laken Snyder.

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

CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Kirsten McKillop, O: North By Northwest LLC; 4th: PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), H: Sally Randle, O: Carole Ann Vandyke; 5th: SUNDAY ROSE BFS (Mazkarade x Some Likeit Hott), H: Jennifer Quintus, O: Timberidge Family LLP.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SECOND MILLENNIUM (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP), ridden by Delaney Blanchard for owner Shannon Blanchard.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion SECOND MILLENNIUM (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP), ridden by Delaney Blanchard for owner Shannon Blanchard.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SLOW RIDE CCF (El Milenio x Sweeter Nwine V), H: Jennifer Quintus, O: Crescent Creek Farms LLC; Reserve: FINAALI (Jullyen El Jamaal x Tymeless Treasure), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Sandra Kay Feuling; 3rd: SRW DESIGNEDBYBUGATTI (KM Bugatti x Doskatanya V), H: Wendy Potts, O: Karen Macleay; 4th: H EKSTRAORDINAIRE H (Bel Aire V x Ekstazia), H: Jessica Belt, O: Pride And Passion LLC; 5th: KHARA ROYALLE (Mirage V x RA Luana), H: Colby Powell, O: Charles Jolley. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), H: Carole Ann Vandyke, O: Carole Ann Vandyke; Reserve: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety) , H: Jill Nelson, O: Janene Boggs; 3rd: TAMAR BACCARAT (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), H: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 4th: FAMES BLACKJACK HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), H: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 5th: ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), H: Mary Knebel, O: Kathryn Knebel. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship - Champion: CP

Arabian Park Horse ATR Champion NOBLES DIVA (IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire), ridden by owner Colleen Boylan-Cooper.

MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: TAMAR HURRICANE FORCE (Ptron x Leika), H: Stephanie Hendrickson, O: Stephanie Hendrickson; 3rd: DLC EXXTRA EXXTRA (Exxpectation x Kleopatraa), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 4th: YB ELLIANCE (Allience x Harlequin Afire), H: Erin Strong, O: Erin Strong; 5th: ZOOM INTO CYTE (Cytosk x WN Delair), H: Allyson Koehler, O: Edward Koehler. Arabian Hunter Pleasure A ATR Championship - Champion: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), H: Jill Nelson, O: Janene Boggs; Reserve: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; 3rd: PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), H: Carole Ann Vandyke, O: Carole Ann Vandyke; 4th: TAMAR BACCARAT (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), H: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 5th: JASON ELJAMAL RL (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gracious RL), H: Lyric Lef kowitz Hersh, O: Lyric Lef kowitz Hersh. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: WC ILIAD (Odyssey SC x LH Dakoda), H: Leah Lebeouf, O: Melissa Gilbert; Reserve: TAMAR HURRICANE FORCE (Ptron x Leika), H: Stephanie Hendrickson, O: Stephanie Hendrickson; 3rd: PA GEORGIOS MAJIC (Georgio AF x Alada Majic), H: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; 4th: FAMES BLACKJACK HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), H: Jeremy Harper, O: Jeremy Harper; 5th: UTRILLO NY

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion TAMARCARNIVALOFROSES (Neposzar x Bey Carnival), ridden by Erin Farnsworth for owner Tamara Hanby

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Open Champion AUTUMN STORM V (Wind Storm V x Autumn Fire), ridden by owner Sylvia Beahr

(Quartz NY x Desiree HBR), H: Nicole Gellman, O: Nicole Gellman.

DUDE (Grojor x Satanca), H: Caroline Davis, O: Michelle Davis.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: OFW PSY FI (Afire Bey V x OFW Psymara), H: Julia Gaidousek, O: Julia Gaidousek; Reserve: WC SHAHZAL (Gazal Al Shaqab x Lady Bey Khelishah), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin; 3rd: SLOW RIDE CCF (El Milenio x Sweeter Nwine V), H: Sarah Porter, O: Crescent Creek Farms LLC; 4th: AMAZING PROMISE (Amazing Fame V x WR Larietta), H: Catherine Read, O: Susan Read; 5th: SS KHARBEN KOPY (C A Hermoso x SS Khactus Rose), H: Rebecca Marr, O: Rebecca Marr.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation Of Merit), H: Ella Barch, O: Ella Barch; Reserve: THE ARISTOCRAT WB (Allionce x Love Of Wisdom), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Brittany Boucher; 3rd: PSYZMIC (Padrons Psyche x LL Krystal Bey), H: Mackenzie Zimbeck, O: Mackenzie Zimbeck; 4th: LUCKY DUDE (Grojor x Satanca), H: Caroline Davis, O: Michelle Davis.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: ULTIMATE SECRETVF (NNL Ultimate Bey x A-Secret Kiss), H: Regan White, O: Jayme Harris; Reserve: REMBRANDT RA (Da Vinci FM x WH Julliet), H: Lance Lewis, O: Amanda Renteria; 3rd: OFW PSY FI (Afire Bey V x OFW Psymara), H: Julia Gaidousek, O: Julia Gaidousek; 4th: WC SHAHZAL (Gazal Al Shaqab x Lady Bey Khelishah), H: Jenna Dillin, O: Jenna Dillin; 5th: SLOW RIDE CCF (El Milenio x Sweeter Nwine V), H: Sarah Porter, O: Crescent Creek Farms LLC. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: PSYZMIC (Padrons Psyche x LL Krystal Bey), H: Mackenzie Zimbeck, O: Mackenzie Zimbeck; Reserve: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation Of Merit), H: Ella Barch, O: Ella Barch; 3rd: THE ARISTOCRAT WB (Allionce x Love Of Wisdom), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Brittany Boucher; 4th: LUCKY

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Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Open Championship - Champion: HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Debbie Higgins; Reserve: A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), H: Tish Kondas, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper; 3rd: TWIST OF FAIT (Allience x TR Fait Accompli), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Lisa Halpain; 4th: VF PLAYING WITH FIRE (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss), H: Elizabeth McNeely Tyler, O: Elizabeth McNeely Tyler; 5th: AFIRES FLAME (Baske Afire x Ghazis Proposal), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Louise Sheridan. Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: TWIST OF FAIT (Allience x TR Fait Accompli), H: Lisa Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain; Reserve: HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), H: Debbie Higgins, O: Debbie Higgins; 3rd: A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), H: Colleen Boylan-Cooper, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper; 4th: POST MARK (Express Male x May Elation ), H: Louise Sheridan, O: Louise Sheridan;

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion SUMMER TEMPTATION (A Temptation x CL Summer Heat), driven by Joel Gangi for owner Deborah Ann Himmel.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion A SPITFIRE BEY B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette), driven by owner Lance Lewis.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion DIESEL SMOKE CBA (Sundance Kid V x C A Majia), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Timberidge Family LLP.


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Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ASTOUNDDING ( Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner DST Arabians.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion VALLEJO MOON BEAM (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up), ridden by owner Audrey Hart

5th: CSP MAGICIAN (Mamage x NH Mischief), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Deborah Ann Himmel.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), ridden by Dennis Clark, owner of Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion KM PALERMO (KM Bugatti x Palomara), ridden by owner Karen Caughell.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: CA PHLASH DANCE (JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), H: Alexa Potts, O: Alexa Potts; Reserve: FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), H: Laken Snyder, O: Laken Snyder; 3rd: PERFECT STORM CSH (MAF Whirlwind x Christine), H: Skye E C Williams, O: Elizabeth Williams; 4th: X-CALIBURR (Matoi x Electra WMF), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians; 5th: MD MICKDREAMY (Allience x Machantette), H: Madeleine Davis, O: Michelle Davis. Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open Championship - Champion: HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Debbie Higgins; Reserve: AFIRES FLAME (Baske Afire x Ghazis Proposal), H: Kathleen Stevens, O: Louise Sheridan; 3rd: BLAST MASTER (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 4th: CSP MAGICIAN (Mamage x NH Mischief), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Deborah Ann Himmel; 5th: FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), H: Laken Snyder, O: Laken Snyder. Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Championship - Champion: TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), H: Martha McCollough, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; Reserve: CSP MAGICIAN (Mamage x NH Mischief), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Deborah Ann Himmel; 3rd: BLAST MASTER (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay),

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 50 & Over Champion KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), ridden by Dennis Clark, owner of Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership

H: Susan Istre, O: Susan Istre; 4th: FRANK SINATRA (Hucklebey Berry x Sahr Ta Keila), H: Andie Szabo, O: Pride And Passion LLC. Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), H: Laken Snyder, O: Laken Snyder; Reserve: PRODIGY AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Promises Kept), H: Julia Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 3rd: MAGICIAN RW (Hucks Heritage V x Morning On Fire), H: Lacey Breanne Herrin, O: Hailey Herrin; 4th: MD MICKDREAMY (Allience x Machantette), H: Madeleine Davis, O: Michelle Davis; 5th: SID VICIOUS (Baske Afire x Ghazis Girl), H: Taylor Bryan, O: Taylor Bryan. Reining Arabian Reining Junior Horse Championship - Champion: DU KHAROUSEL (TA Khalil x Tamarcarnivalofroses), H: John O’Hara, O: Leona Dries. Arabian Reining AAOTR Championship - Champion: LD TSUNAMI (OH Kornerstone x In Bens Image), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: TA HORIZON (Kordelas x Hulanka PASB), H: Stephen Grove, O: Stephen Grove; 3rd: CR TSTRAVINSKY (Njkon x Tsarkonia), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler. Arabian Reining ATR Championship Champion: SA PRIETTY GOOD (AM Good Oldboy x Prietty Lady), H: Tami Ferguson, O: Garrett Ferguson; Reserve: MILLENNIUM MAGIC (MHR Muscateal

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Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-49 Champion CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve), ridden by owner Carolyn Lesley.

x Kheyarraberribeyv), H: Crizta Goslin, O: Crizta Goslin; 3rd: CR TSTRAVINSKY (Njkon x Tsarkonia), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler; 4th: TA HORIZON (Kordelas x Hulanka PASB), H: Stephen Grove, O: Stephen Grove. Trail Arabian Western Trail Horse Open Championship - Champion: CP DAUNTLESS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Jill Mitchell, O: Tori Nelson; Reserve: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: PKA OSIRIS (KMA Ibn Wezy x Rushcreek Olivia), H: Patricia Gerdes, O: Patricia Gerdes. Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR Championship - Champion: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: PKA OSIRIS (KMA Ibn Wezy x Rushcreek Olivia), H: Patricia Gerdes, O: Patricia Gerdes; 3rd: TA KHOLIBRIE (Kordelas x TA Khara Mia), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Kara Powell; 4th: RB CAVALIER (Arabi Fadh Onyx x BA Cerulean Ebony), H: Morgan Millner Moore, O: Morgan Millner Moore. Arabian English Trail Horse Open Championship - Champion: MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), H: Jill Mitchell, O: Regan White; Reserve: CP DAUNTLESS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Jill Mitchell, O: Tori Nelson; 3rd: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 4th: ORION MYST (Beau Ibn Oran x Oranah Mist), H: Leah Burge, O: Yasamine Ancira.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve ), ridden by owner Carolyn Lesley.

Arabian Western Pleasure 3 Year Old Futurity Champion KHARA ROYALLE (Mirage V x RA Luana), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Charles Jolley

Working Western Arabian Herd Work/Ranch Cutting Open Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH BEDOUIN LAD (AM Ben Dream x AM Star Radiance), H: Travis Braden, O: Kathy Braden; Reserve: THEE FLASH DANCER LSA (Thee Desperado x Bint Fa Sharafa), H: Travis Braden, O: Lone Star Arabians LLC; 3rd: TO DESIREE (EF Kid Curry x Gissele), H: Kathy Braden, O: Larry Nace; 4th: KHEMOKRISTO (Khemonada x Baskabella), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Virgil Gremore; 5th: TAMAR VISIONARY (Neposzar x Balanai), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Tamara Hanby. Arabian Herd Work/Ranch Cutting ATR Championship - Champion: TANBROOK CHEYENNE (Khemonada x Tanbrook Savannah), H: Carla Cain, O: Carla Cain; Reserve: KHEMO KOPY (Khemonada x Tiffany GF), H: Kelly Harmon, O: Kelly Harmon.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse Open Championship - Champion: AMERIKAN EAGLE (R Classic Touch x State Of Liberty), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Howard. Arabian Reined Cow Horse ATR Limited Championship - Champion: LD TSUNAMI (OH Kornerstone x In Bens Image), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc. Arabian Working Cow Horse Open Championship - Champion: AMERIKAN EAGLE (R Classic Touch x State Of Liberty), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Howard; Reserve: TO DESIREE (EF Kid Curry x Gissele), H: Kathy Braden, O:

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion JUNIE MOON HA (Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.


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Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x LA Femmefatale DF), ridden by Jenna Curley for owner Sheila Curley.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SLOW RIDE CCF (El Milenio x Sweeter Nwine V), ridden by Jennifer Quintus for owner Crescent Creek Farms LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), ridden by owner Carole Ann Vandyke.

Larry Nace; 3rd: TAMAR VISIONARY (Neposzar x Balanai), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Tamara Hanby.

HA/AA Mares 2 & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: MISS EBONY GA (Maddox Van Ryad x Ebony By Valentino), H: Marilyn Hoffman, O: Hoffman International; Reserve: WS CENTER STAGE (AA Apollo Bey x Stage Fright), H: Herbert Meites, O: Herbert Meites; 3rd: LEGACY LUCYIN DISQUIS (Midnte Pleasure L x IGA La Dulcinea), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally; 4th: CENTERFOLD SUE PF (Baske Afire x Sue Ebony), H: Jeanna Clanton, O: Alan Clanton; 5th: LEGACYS DESTINEE (Silverado Legacy x My Kaamora), H: Pamela Gault, O: Pamela Gault.

Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse Championship - Champion: KHEMOKRISTO (Khemonada x Baskabella), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Virgil Gremore; Reserve: THEE FLASH DANCER LSA (Thee Desperado x Bint Fa Sharafa), H: Kathy Braden, O: Lone Star Arabians LLC; 3rd: FAMOUS DESPERADO (Thee Desperado x Fames Finale TF), H: Kathy Braden, O: Barbara Hughes. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x LA Femmefatale DF), ridden by Jenna Curley for owner Sheila Curley.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open Champion RESSTITUTION (Besson Carol x Ekkatarina), ridden by Stephanie Sage for owner Barbara Lynn Hunt.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mares 2 & Over Championship Champion: MISS EBONY GA (Maddox Van Ryad x Ebony By Valentino), H: Ty Miller, O: Hoffman International; Reserve: LEGACY LUCYIN DISQUIS (Midnte Pleasure L x IGA La Dulcinea), H: Kim Morgan, O: Cheryl McCally; 3rd: CENTERFOLD SUE PF (Baske Afire x Sue Ebony), H: Alan Clanton, O: Alan Clanton; 4th: KREWE DE LIS (Krewe x Just Jaylo), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Karen Wesche; 5th: LEGACYS DESTINEE (Silverado Legacy x My Kaamora), H: Silvio Moraes, O: Pamela Gault. HA/AA Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: TAMARDEVININSPIRATION (Eden C x Tamar Devine Design), H: Grant Krohn, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna; Reserve: DUN MAKIN BELIEVE (Night Afire MCA x Dun Afire MCA), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally.

Geldings HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over Championship - Champion: BLAZIN KNIGHT (Baske Afire x Jeweled Spirit), H: Grant Krohn, O: Maggie Barker; Reserve: FORGET THE ROMANCE (What It Takes x Fancy Romance), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally; 3rd: FA REAL STEEL (Mizrahi M x BSA Steel Magnolia), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Clare Morrow. HA/AA Yearling Colts/Geldings Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: DUNIT RIGHT MCA (Night Afire MCA x Dun Harlem-Master), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally. HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over AOTH Championship - Champion: BLAZIN KNIGHT (Baske Afire x Jeweled Spirit ), H: Maggie Barker, O: Maggie Barker; Reserve: FORGET THE ROMANCE (What It Takes x Fancy Romance), H: Cheryl McCally, O: Cheryl McCally; 3rd: KIAMICHI LDF (Renaissanse x Bigsteppin Bell), H: Elaine Dean, O: Elaine Dean.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: FINAL JUSTICE MM (Justafire DGL x FSR Final Cheers), H: Tish Kondas, O: Anna Boylan; Reserve: AFIRE BRAND (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), H: Jason Krohn, O: Marissa Walker; 3rd: MAGNITRON (VCP Magnifire x Topline), H: Gordon Potts, O: Megan Monette; 4th: THE MIGHTY QUIN (Designed x Queen Afire), H: Kellye Hill, O: Kellye Hill; 5th: ASTATICA (Baske Afire x Shes Real Bad), H: Teri Norrell-Cansler, O: Laurie Casillas. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: RGT THE BOSS (Afires Heir x Styling Time), H: Jason Krohn, O: Laura Gault; Reserve: FVF ROSES AFIRE (Afires Heir x Love And Roses), H: Chase Harvill, O: Cheryl Nelson; 3rd: HOLLYWOOD PREMIERE (Prosuasion x Miss Hollywood), H: Josh Quintus, O: Ellen Orthwein. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: TOI SENSATION CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; Reserve: LJR WILD BILL (A Wild Fire x Toad), H: Stephanie Downing, O: Stephanie Downing; 3rd: CSP MISS MAMAGE (Mamage x Miss Americana ), H: Katie Hull, O: Katie Hull; 4th: KRA SPICE GIRL (KRA Afire Works x Karma Ridge Dance All Night), H: Lester Martin, O: Brian Galbraith; 5th: MAGNITRON (VCP Magnifire x Topline), H: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Champion AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ridden by Jill Nelson for owner Janene Boggs.

HA/AA English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: LOOKIN AT LUCKY BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: A Rhein Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: WAVE ON (Mamage x Callaway’s Second Date), H: Lindsay O’Reilly French, O: Lindsay O’Reilly French; 3rd: MAGNITRON (VCP Magnifire x Topline), H: Megan Monette, O: Megan Monette; 4th: SHES A PEACH BF (Nobilistic BF x Callaway’s Prize Possession), H: Nancy Benedict, O: Nancy Benedict; 5th: SWEET MISBEHAVIN (Sultan’s Great Day x Pierouette), H: Michelle Evans, O: Michelle Evans. HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), H: Abagail Trowbridge, O: Kathleen Stevens.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Champion WC ILIAD (Odyssey SC x LH Dakoda), ridden by Leah Lebeouf for owner Melissa Gilbert.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion OFW PSY FI (Afire Bey V x OFW Psymara), ridden by owner Julia Gaidousek.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), H: Abagail Trowbridge, O: Kathleen Stevens. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: STARBUCKS BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: CARA MIA MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Caramar), H: Chase Harvill, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 3rd: SWING TOWN SOA (Ch Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Jason Krohn, O: Tres Soles Arabians LLC; 4th: ILL B UR HUCKLEBERRY (Krewe x A Happy Girl), H: Gordon Potts, O: Brian Jacobson; 5th: ARRIVAL LL (Revival x Lady Of Justice), H: Alan Clanton, O: Anelise Skartvedt.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion ULTIMATE SECRETVF (NNL Ultimate Bey x A-Secret Kiss), ridden by Regan White for owner Jayme Harris


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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion PSYZMIC (Padrons Psyche x LL Krystal Bey), ridden by owner Mackenzie Zimbeck.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion TWIST OF FAIT (Allience x TR Fait Accompli), ridden by owner Lisa Halpain.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: WICKED BREWE RSW (J Krewe x SP Cheap Trick), H: Josh Quintus, O: Jody Loeffler-Murray; Reserve: BOISTEROUS BF (Nobilistic BF x Fairy Tale Foxette), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC: 3rd: VOODOO RIDE SF (Afires Heir x En Vogue), H: Gordon Potts, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; 4th: CSP ARIA (Vegaz x Callaway’s Second Date), H: Jason Krohn, O: Lindsay O’Reilly French; 5th: KMA MOROCCO (KMA Wezterly x Casablanca Lily), H: Melissa Barter-Bradley, O: Lisa Pedersen. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation Of Merit), ridden by owner Ella Barch.

Arabian English Show Hack Open Champion HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), ridden by Sandy Bentley for owner Debbie Higgins.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Champion: FIRE AWAY RJ (Baske Afire x Cara Me Away), H: Lester Martin, O: Lester Martin; Reserve: CARA MIA MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Caramar), H: Jennifer Schaffel Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 3rd: AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Mark Paul Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 4th: TWO BUCK CHUCK (Presidio CF x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 5th: ES PRADO (El Ghazi x Ursula), H: Valerie Kline, O: Valerie Kline. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship Champion: HULLABALOO NNW (GSF Pure Fuzion x Vivacius), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: BOISTEROUS BF (Nobilistic BF x Fairy Tale Foxette), H: Amanda Purdin Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; 3rd: JERAMIAH WB (Bolt WB x Summer’s Radiance), H: Jennifer Desmond, O: Jennifer Desmond;

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion CA PHLASH DANCE ( JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), ridden by owner Alexa Potts.

4th: CENTERFOLD SUE PF (Baske Afire x Sue Ebony), H: Jeanna Clanton, O: Alan Clanton; 5th: HOT IN HARLEM (Harlem Superior x Hot Flashez TSA), H: Grace Huckfeldt, O: Grace Huckfeldt. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: STARBUCKS BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate), H: A Rhein Standish, O: Boisvert Farms LLC; Reserve: JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), H: Lindsay O’Reilly French, O: Lindsay O’Reilly French; 3rd: HULLABALOO NNW (GSF Pure Fuzion x Vivacius), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; 4th: CENTERFOLD SUE PF (Baske Afire x Sue Ebony), H: Jeanna Clanton, O: Alan Clanton; 5th: JSN GLENTURRET (The Glenlivet SCA x Yolanda), H: Michael Grimm, O: Michael Grimm. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: SWING TOWN SOA (Ch Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), H: Stacy McCrary, O: Tres Soles Arabians LLC; Reserve: ES PRADO (El Ghazi x Ursula), H: Valerie Kline, O: Valerie Kline; 3rd: AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Mark Paul Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 4th: POP ROCKS (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), H: Erin Henehan, O: Erin Henehan; 5th: BOMBSHELL BEAUTY PF (Undulata’s Nutcracker x MWF Elzbieta), H: Betty Bechtold, O: Betty Bechtold. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: MEGATROPOLIS BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Sarah

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open Champion HELIOS VA (Allionce x Zaras Pride), ridden by Sandy Bentley for owner Debbie Higgins.

Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians; Reserve: TWO BUCK CHUCK (Presidio CF x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 3rd: LJR PROS PRINCESS (SM Profection II x Callaway’s Evening Line), H: Christin Omas, O: Christin Omas; 4th: KREWGERRAND LOA (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), H: Olivia Lockhart, O: Olivia Lockhart; 5th: LIFEINTHEFASTLANE CMJ (Take Heart x Hot Flashez TSA), H: Rachel Jensen, O: Rachel Jensen. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: MEGATROPOLIS BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Sarah Elizabeth Ellis, O: Ellis Arabians; Reserve: TWO BUCK CHUCK (Presidio CF x Beaulieu’s Tapestry), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 3rd: RED STORM RISING CM (MD Dreamaker x Night Of Hope), H: Alycia Boucher, O: Brittany Boucher; 4th: ARRIVAL LL (Revival x Lady Of Justice), H: Anelise Skartvedt, O: Anelise Skartvedt; 5th: MAJOR ATTITUDE (Major Destiny x Nip’s New Day), H: Crizta Goslin, O: Elisabeth Baust-McElfresh. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: AFIRES SUNSET (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates), H: Channing Turner, O: Channing Turner; Reserve: BLUES KREWSE (Krewe x Orienette), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Brittany Boucher; 3rd: EXECUTIVE DECISIONMCF (DW Bonfire x Sarah’s Singular Sensation), H: Brianna Boucher, O: Brianna Boucher. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion:

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), ridden by Martha McCollough, owner of Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Champion FYRE AWAY (Afire Bey V x GW Im Penny), ridden by owner Laken Snyder.

AFIRES SUNSET (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates), H: Channing Turner, O: Channing Turner; Reserve: KRA AFIRE SONG (KRA Afire Works x Callaway’s Carioca), H: Julia Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 3rd: BLUES KREWSE (Krewe x Orienette), H: Brittany Boucher, O: Brittany Boucher; 4th: EXECUTIVE DECISIONMCF (DW Bonfire x Sarah’s Singular Sensation), H: Brianna Boucher, O: Brianna Boucher. Park HA/AA Park Horse Open Championship - Champion: ERA GAL GETS AROUND (IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulata’s Lady Delight), H: Jason Krohn, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; Reserve: PF TONKA TOI (Matoi x PF Emotion), H: Tish Kondas, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper.

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Arabian Western Trail Horse Open Champion CP DAUNTLESS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), ridden by Jill Mitchell for owner Tori Nelson.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Championship Champion: PF TONKA TOI (Matoi x PF Emotion), H: Colleen Boylan-Cooper, O: Colleen Boylan-Cooper; Reserve: CSP MISS MAMAGE (Mamage x Miss Americana), H: Katie Hull, O: Katie Hull; 3rd: LJR WILD BILL (A Wild Fire x Toad), H: Stephanie Downing, O: Stephanie Downing. Side Saddle Ladies Side Saddle Open Championship - Champion: SOUTHERN NITES (CB Majestyk x A Bright Day), H: Teri NorrellCansler, O: Teri Norrell-Cansler; Reserve: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: KNIGHT OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), H: Lauren Wagner, O: Lauren Wagner; Reserve:

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Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR Champion KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), ridden by Dr. Karlan Downing, owner of Karma Arabians.


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Arabian English Trail Horse Open Champion MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), ridden by Jill Mitchell for owner Regan White.

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Arabian Reined Cow and Working Cow Horse Open Champion AMERIKAN EAGLE (R Classic Touch x State Of Liberty), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Gary Howard.

LADY GAGAA (Baske Afire x Ring Girl), H: Kiley Clark, O: Kiley Clark; 3rd: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Brianna Mullen, O: Brianna Mullen; 4th: CENTERFOLD SUE PF (Baske Afire x Sue Ebony), H: Jeanna Clanton, O: Alan Clanton; 5th: KK HALLE BERRY (JD Kasets Klassic x Up On The Price), H: Sarah Altman, O: Sarah Altman.

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Arabian Herd Work/Ranch Cutting Open Champion AL-MARAH BEDOUIN LAD (AM Ben Dream x AM Star Radiance), ridden by Travis Braden for owner Kathy Braden.

Driving HA/AA Pleasure Driving Open Championship - Champion: CSP MISS MAMAGE (Mamage x Miss Americana), H: Katie Hull, O: Katie Hull. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Open Championship - Champion: JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), H: Jason Krohn, O: Lindsay O’Reilly French; Reserve: STARBUCKS BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate), H: Joel Gangi, O: Boisvert Farms LLC. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: JSN GLENTURRET (The Glenlivet SCA x Yolanda), H: Michael Grimm, O: Michael Grimm; Reserve: KR DIRT DEVIL (BFA Kings Kat x Apollos Zalae), H: Robin Ann Priestly, O: Robin Ann Priestly.

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Arabian Herd Work/Ranch Cutting ATR Champion TANBROOK CHEYENNE (Khemonada x Tanbrook Savannah), ridden by owner Carla Cain

Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: UNZIPPED FOR KIXX (Exxpectation x Lil Pine Blossom), H: Gordon Potts, O: Margaret Owings; Reserve: JEEPERS KREEPERS (Justify x She Be Afire), H: Stanley White III, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 3rd: KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream

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Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse Champion KHEMOKRISTO (Khemonada x Baskabella), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Virgil Gremore.

In Color), H: Josh Quintus, O: Kelli Aguirre; 4th: ZIPINUPASTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippo Pine Bubble), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Chris Schmidt; 5th: CA SKY HIGH (Sky Fighter x SAA Aladdinette), H: Colby Powell, O: Carrie McAninch. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: BELLA PALOMA LK (CC Picasso x Mia In Hollywood), H: Josh Quintus, O: LoriKay Frye; Reserve: WS MARILYN MONWHOA (Sundance Kid V x WS Whistlin Dixie), H: Troy Peterson, O: Erin Farnsworth; 3rd: DB MIRANDAH (Sundance Kid V x CBS Bahznia), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Bob Hart Jr.; 4th: TWC TRIGGER (TWC Awesome x Flashy Covergirl), H: Ronnie Jones, O: Tracy Wynne Caruth; 5th: ULTIMATE LADIES MAN (NNL Ultimate Bey x Lady Antoinette), H: Gary Patrick, O: Hoffman International. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: ZIPINUPASTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippo Pine Bubble), H: Chris Schmidt, O: Chris Schmidt; Reserve: JO MONEY (Poco Van Star Two x Kickin N Screamin), H: Linda Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 3rd: UNZIPPED FOR KIXX (Exxpectation x Lil Pine Blossom), H: Margaret Owings, O: Margaret Owings; 4th: KHARTWRIGHT J (Khadraj NA x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Rhonda White, O: Timberidge Family LLP; 5th: BELLA PALOMA LK (CC Picasso x Mia In Hollywood), H: Lori-Kay Frye, O: Lori-Kay Frye.

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HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Champion MISS EBONY GA (Maddox Van Ryad x Ebony By Valentino), shown by Ty Miller for owner Hoffman International.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship - Champion: TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), H: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; Reserve: CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 3rd: WS MARILYN MONWHOA (Sundance Kid V x WS Whistlin Dixie), H: Erin Farnsworth, O: Erin Farnsworth. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Robin Porter, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: ZIPINUPASTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippo Pine Bubble), H: Chris Schmidt, O: Chris Schmidt; 3rd: JO MONEY (Poco Van Star Two x Kickin N Screamin), H: Linda Clark, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership; 4th: TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), H: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; 5th: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), H: Anique Weber, O: Anique Weber. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream In Color), H: Kelli Aguirre, O: Kelli Aguirre; Reserve: TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), H: Dana Daniels, O: Dana Daniels; 3rd: WS MARILYN MONWHOA (Sundance Kid V x WS Whistlin Dixie), H: Erin Farnsworth, O: Erin Farnsworth; 4th: ONE KNIGHT STAND (Allionces Knight x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Sheila Curley, O: Sheila Curley; 5th: CA SKY HIGH (Sky

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HA/AA Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Champion TAMARDEVININSPIRATION (Eden C x Tamar Devine Design), shown by Grant Krohn for owner Barbara SinkKrusenstjerna.

HA/AA Mare 2 & Over AOTH Champion MISS EBONY GA (Maddox Van Ryad x Ebony By Valentino), shown by Marilyn Hoffman, owner of Hoffman International.

Fighter x SAA Aladdinette), H: Carrie McAninch, O: Carrie McAninch. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Sarah Porter, O: Robin Porter; Reserve: SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), H: Wyatt Potts, O: The Brass Ring, Inc.; 3rd: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Brianna Mullen, O: Brianna Mullen; 4th: ONE KNIGHT STAND (Allionces Knight x Miss Rippin Rascal), H: Jenna Curley, O: Sheila Curley; 5th: MIDNIGHT CHROME HF (Out Til Midnight x Doubletrees Kaleidoscope), H: Alexa Potts, O: Mackenzie Potts.

HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Champion BLAZIN KNIGHT (Baske Afire x Jeweled Spirit), shown by Grant Krohn for owner Maggie Barker.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), H: Wyatt Potts, O: The Brass Ring, Inc.; Reserve: CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Sarah Porter, O: Robin Porter; 3rd: TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), H: Matt Hawkins, O: Dana Daniels; 4th: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Brianna Mullen, O: Brianna Mullen; 5th: TIARRA DE ORO (Fancy King Goldmaker x WDA Hyapatia Lee), H: Brooklyn Jensen, O: Lisa Jensen. Hunter Pleasure/Hunter Hack HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Championship - Champion: E-LEFEMINE NIKITA (IXL Noble Express x Nikita), H: Casandra Banks, O:

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Champion DUNIT RIGHT MCA (Night Afire MCA x Dun HarlemMaster), shown by owner Cheryl McCally.


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HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over AOTH Champion BLAZIN KNIGHT (Baske Afire x Jeweled Spirit), shown by owner Maggie Barker.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion TOI SENSATION CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), ridden by Katie Harvey, owner of KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

Holly Westmoreland; Reserve: GLORIFY (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), H: Wendy Potts, O: St. Martin Arabians Ltd.; 3rd: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Sally Randle, O: Karen Stroud; 4th: EYE CANDY (Lucky Sol Moon x Bey Belle Starr), H: Stephanie Sage, O: Holly Westmoreland; 5th: MOONPIE INTHE SKY (Sky Fighter x Moonlight Kisses), H: Lauren Grabski, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure Open Champion FINAL JUSTICE MM ( Justafire DGL x FSR Final Cheers), ridden by Tish Kondas for owner Anna Boylan.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion RGT THE BOSS (Afires Heir x Styling Time), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Laura Gault.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SINAGAIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), H: Wendy Potts, O: Neufeld Family Trust; Reserve: SUGARS JEWEL (KRA Afire Works x Sugar Sand Jewel), H: Casandra Banks, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; 3rd: BE COOL (Vegaz x Seventh Daughter), H: Beth Ann Salamy, O: Nancye McCowan; 4th: ROCKIN AWESOME (TWC Awesome x Rocket’s Sweetheart), H: Lauren Grabski, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: VJ HARLEM BLUES (Bravado Bey V x Cotton Club), H: Jill Nelson, O: Jill Nelson; Reserve: RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 3rd: ALL AROAN AM I (LBA Lode Star x Savvy Sierra), H: Julie Velasco, O: Julie Velasco; 4th: SRC ALEXANDER (Loki x Alexsandria), H: Mary Knebel, O: Mary Knebel; 5th: BERRY LADYLIKE (Toskabi x HuckprowlingladyV), H: Martha McCollough, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AATR Champion LOOKIN AT LUCKY BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by A. Rhein Standish for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship - Champion: HS NICOS POWEROF LOVE (Nico x KA Amannda), H: Lauren Wagner, O: Lauren Wagner; Reserve: BERRY BLESSED (Phi Slama Jama x Berry Fancee), H: Ashley Carriage, O: Cheryl Nelson; 3rd: ALITTLEMOREMELISSALOA (Millennium LOA x Santana Song), H: Stephanie Cox McKenzie, O: Stephanie Cox McKenzie; 4th: FSF PANAMA-JACK (OKW Firecracker x Radiant Heiress), H: Jessica Korver, O: Jessica Korver; 5th: W S WINCHESTER (HF Mister Chips x Stage Fright), H: Dr. Tiffany Meites, O: Herbert Meites. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: VJ HARLEM BLUES (Bravado Bey V x Cotton Club), H: Jill Nelson, O: Jill Nelson; Reserve: RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), H: Robin Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 3rd: ALL AROAN AM I (LBA Lode Star x Savvy Sierra), H: Julie Velasco, O: Julie Velasco; 4th: KHISS ME IM IRISH (Khantamar x Enchanting Rose), H: Caroline Ford, O: Caroline Ford; 5th: JJ PLAIN BROWNWRAPPER (The Firelord x Springcreek Sunflight), H: Barbara Ferguson, O: Barbara Ferguson. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Championship - Champion: E-LEFEMINE NIKITA (IXL Noble Express x Nikita), H: Holly Westmoreland, O: Holly Westmoreland; Reserve: ONE LAST PHLASH (Xtreme Phlash x Smoked EM At Last), H: Lynn Simpson, O: Lynn Simpson; 3rd: ALL AROAN AM I (LBA Lode Star x Savvy Sierra), H: Julie Velasco, O: Julie Velasco; 4th: LIBERTY CA (Noble

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HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), ridden by Abagail Trowbridge for owner Kathleen Stevens. Way x Viressa), H: Ellen Orthwein, O: Ellen Orthwein; 5th: BERRY BLESSED (Phi Slama Jama x Berry Fancee), H: Ashley Carriage, O: Cheryl Nelson. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Karen Stroud; Reserve: DA FOXY BROWN (Triften x Bey Diva), H: Regan White, O: Regan White; 3rd: TAMAR COOL KID (Neposzar x Iris), H: Alexa Potts, O: Alexa Potts; 4th: RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 5th: BE COOL (Vegaz x Seventh Daughter), H: Hannah McCowan, O: Nancye McCowan. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), H: Amelia Stroud, O: Karen Stroud; Reserve: DA FOXY BROWN (Triften x Bey Diva), H: Regan White, O: Regan White; 3rd: RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), H: Sarah Porter, O: Maudi Fleming; 4th: BE COOL (Vegaz x Seventh Daughter), H: Hannah McCowan, O: Nancye McCowan; 5th: TAMAR COOL KID (Neposzar x Iris), H: Alexa Potts, O: Alexa Potts. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: V VICTORIOUS SECRET (Baske Afire x DDA Fames Victory), H: Delaney Blanchard, O: Shannon Blanchard. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: V VICTORIOUS SECRET (Baske

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HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), ridden by Abagail Trowbridge for owner Kathleen Stevens.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open Champion STARBUCKS BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Afire x DDA Fames Victory), H: Delaney Blanchard, O: Shannon Blanchard. HA/AA Hunter Hack Open Championship - Champion: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; Reserve: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR Championship - Champion: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Open Championship - Champion: POP ROCKS (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), H: Sally Randle, O: Erin Henehan; Reserve: DANCEAWAY WAF (Pension x Misunderstood), H: Melissa BarterBradley, O: Barbara Ricketts; 3rd: LADY GAGAA (Baske Afire x Ring Girl), H: Sandy Bentley, O: Kiley Clark; 4th: LIFEINTHEFASTLANE CMJ (Take Heart x Hot Flashez TSA), H: Rachel Jensen, O: Rachel Jensen; 5th: KNIGHT OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), H: Wendy Potts, O: Lauren Wagner. HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: JSN GLENTURRET (The Glenlivet SCA x Yolanda), H: Michael Grimm, O: Michael Grimm; Reserve: AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Annalise Himmel, O: Mark Paul Himmel; 3rd: KNIGHT OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), H: Lauren Wagner, O: Lauren Wagner; 4th: KRA AFIRE

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion WICKED BREWE RSW ( J Krewe x SP Cheap Trick), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Jody Loeffler-Murray.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion FIRE AWAY RJ (Baske Afire x Cara Me Away), ridden by owner Lester Martin.


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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion HULLABALOO NNW (GSF Pure Fuzion x Vivacius), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion STARBUCKS BF (Afire Bey V x Haute Chocolate), ridden by A. Rhein Standish for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion SWING TOWN SOA (Ch Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), ridden by Stacy McCrary for owner Tres Soles Arabians LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion MEGATROPOLIS BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Sarah Elizabeth Ellis for owner Ellis Arabians. SONG (KRA Afire Works x Callaway’s Carioca), H: Jennifer Schaffel Junker, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 5th: LADY GAGAA (Baske Afire x Ring Girl), H: Kiley Clark, O: Kiley Clark. Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open Championship - Champion: AFIRE BRAND (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), H: Casandra Banks, O: Marissa Walker; Reserve: FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), H: Robyn Thieme-Sklar, O: Robyn Thieme-Sklar; 3rd: SWEET MISBEHAVIN (Sultan’s Great Day x Pierouette), H: Michelle Evans, O: Michelle Evans. HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), H: Abagail Trowbridge, O: Kathleen Stevens; Reserve: SWEET MISBEHAVIN (Sultan’s Great Day x Pierouette), H: Michelle Evans, O: Michelle Evans; 3rd: CA CRYSTAL BALL (D A Napitov x Lucille Ball), H: Shelley Barnes, O: Shelley Barnes; 4th: MARLON BRANDO BF (Mamage x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: Morguhn Burke, O: Lauren Burke; 5th: KRA LADY COGNAC (Karma Ridge Harlem Sunrise x Princesse Cognac), H: Lacey Breanne Herrin, O: Lacey Breanne Herrin. Reining HA/AA Reining Horse Open Championship - Champion: WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Colby Powell, O: Carolyn Lesley; Reserve: IM GENUINELY OZ (Im Genuinely Smart x MVA Scarlet Orzel),

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion MEGATROPOLIS BF (Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Sarah Elizabeth Ellis for owner Ellis Arabians. H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Marjorie Joy Carr; 3rd: HOLLYWOOD SPIN DOCTOR (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), H: Robin Porter, O: Shannon Rohn; 4th: AWESOME KIPPER (TWC Awesome x Fancy Kip), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Sterling Bradley; 5th: PRIMA LENA (Dual Cher x Lrpashonforfashon), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Stacey Robinson. HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Championship - Champion: THE IT FACTOR (What It Takes x Fancy Romance), H: Gary Ferguson, O: Randy Hoofard; Reserve: AWESOME KIPPER (TWC Awesome x Fancy Kip), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Sterling Bradley; 3rd: PRIMA LENA (Dual Cher x Lrpashonforfashon), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Stacey Robinson. HA/AA Reining AAOTR Championship - Champion: IM SMARTY CAT (Im Genuinely Smart x Kitty Cat), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler; Reserve: HEY HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood White x Cassels Myczestua), H: Tami Ferguson, O: Sam Collins; 3rd: WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Carolyn Lesley, O: Carolyn Lesley; 4th: IM GENUINELY OZ (Im Genuinely Smart x MVA Scarlet Orzel), H: Marjorie Joy Carr, O: Marjorie Joy Carr. HA/AA Reining ATR Championship - Champion: HEY HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood White x Cassels Myczestua), H: Tami Ferguson, O: Sam Collins; Reserve: IM SMARTY CAT (Im Genuinely Smart x Kitty Cat), H: Edward Koehler, O: Edward Koehler; 3rd: WHOLE LOTA LENA KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: Cassady West, O: Cassady West; 4th: HOLLYWOOD SPIN DOCTOR

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion AFIRES SUNSET (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates), ridden by owner Channing Turner.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion AFIRES SUNSET (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates), ridden by owner Channing Turner.

(Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), H: Sarah Porter, O: Shannon Rohn; 5th: TR TEXAS T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Logan Chisholm, O: Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership.

KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: TR GOLDEN TOUCHDOWN (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), H: Renee Anderson, O: Renee Anderson.

Trail HA/AA Western Trail Horse Open Championship - Champion: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; Reserve: KMA ZIPPED BYAN ANGEL (Los Angeles x Zipped In Creme), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Lisa Halpain; 4th: TR GOLDEN TOUCHDOWN (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Renee Anderson; 5th: AWESOME KIPPER (TWC Awesome x Fancy Kip), H: Sterling Bradley, O: Sterling Bradley. HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Championship - Champion: ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: Lisa Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain; Reserve: WHOLE LOTA LENA KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: Cassady West, O: Cassady West; 3rd: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: KMA ZIPPED BYAN ANGEL (Los Angeles x Zipped In Creme), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA English Trail Horse Open Championship - Champion: ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: Lisa Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain; Reserve:

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Working Western HA/AA Herd Work/Ranch Cutting Open Championship - Champion: RAMBLIN MISS HICKORY (Ramblin Mister V x Zans Tari Hickory), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Conway; Reserve: REBLES KLASIQUELUVBUG (Snips Reble Force x RA Klasique Touch), H: Lisa Gallery, O: Velma Boodt.

HA/AA Park Horse Open Champion ERA GAL GETS AROUND (IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulata’s Lady Delight), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Oak Haven South Arabians LLC

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion PF TONKA TOI (Matoi x PF Emotion), ridden by owner Colleen Boylan-Cooper.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Open Championship - Champion: RAMBLIN MISS HICKORY (Ramblin Mister V x Zans Tari Hickory), H: Eddie Ralston, O: Gary Conway; Reserve: IM GENUINELY OZ (Im Genuinely Smart x MVA Scarlet Orzel), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Marjorie Joy Carr. HA/AA Working Cow Horse Open Championship - Champion: KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Yen), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Marjorie Joy Carr; Reserve: HESA POWER KEG (Hesa Zee x Smart Little Sierra), H: Kathy Braden, O: Jill Nelson; 3rd: REBLES KLASIQUELUVBUG (Snips Reble Force x RA Klasique Touch), H: Lisa Gallery, O: Velma Boodt; 4th: IM GENUINELY OZ (Im Genuinely Smart x MVA Scarlet Orzel), H: Bob Hart Jr., O: Marjorie Joy Carr.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Open Champion SOUTHERN NITES (CB Majestyk x A Bright Day), ridden by owner Teri Norrell-Cansler


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HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR Champion KNIGHT OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), ridden by owner Lauren Wagner.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion JSN GLENTURRET (The Glenlivet SCA x Yolanda), driven by owner Michael Grimm.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Championship - Champion: KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Yen), H: Marjorie Joy Carr, O: Marjorie Joy Carr; Reserve: HESA POWER KEG (Hesa Zee x Smart Little Sierra), H: Jill Nelson, O: Jill Nelson.

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HA/AA Pleasure Driving Open Champion CSP MISS MAMAGE (Mamage x Miss Americana), driven by owner Katie Hull.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Open Champion JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), driven by Jason Krohn for owner Lindsay O’Reilly French.

A/HA/AA Showmanship ATH Championship - Champion: Tamar Hurricane Force (Ptron x Leika), H: STEPHANIE HENDRICKSON, O: Stephanie Hendrickson; Reserve: RK Devils Hai Delight (Mr Victory Devil x Montana Hai), H: YVONNE KNOWLAND, O: Yvonne Knowland; 3rd: Allada Lady TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: LISA HALPAIN, O: Lisa Halpain; 4th: TO Desiree (EF Kid Curry x Gissele), H: MARY JO LEAHY, O: Larry Nace; 5th: WC Sugar N Spice (Kakhem Sahib x Panning For Sugar), H: JUDY CLEMENCE, O: Judy Clemence. A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 14-18 Championship - Champion: KMA Rays Knock Out (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: MADELEINE DAVIS, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: DA Foxy Brown (Triften x Bey Diva), H: REGAN WHITE, O: Regan White; 3rd: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: JULIA GAIDOUSEK, O: Laurie Long; 4th: CF Cash (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: MORGUHN BURKE, O: Stacy Bailey; 5th: JS Little Dutch Girl (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: HANNAH JONES, O: Hannah Jones.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Champion UNZIPPED FOR KIXX (Exxpectation x Lil Pine Blossom), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Margaret Owings.

A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Championship - Champion: GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), H: BRINLEY BEICKER, O: Laurie Long; Reserve: Diamonds R Awesome (NW Awesome x Hy Dazzle Diamond), H: EMILEE BROUSSARD, O: Brinley Beicker; 3rd: KMA Christis Victory (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: MEKENNA AGUILAR, O: Traci Aguilar; 4th: JS Little Dutch Girl (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: SOPHIA CARROLL, O: Hannah Jones. A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship AATR Championship - Champion: Whole Lota Lena KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: CONNER WEST, O: Cassady West; Reserve: Allada Lady TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: LISA HALPAIN, O: Lisa Halpain; 3rd: TR Golden Touchdown (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), H: RENEE ANDERSON, O: Renee Anderson; 4th: KMA Rays Knock Out (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: DR. KARLAN DOWNING, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: RK Devils Hai Delight (Mr Victory Devil x Montana Hai), H: YVONNE KNOWLAND, O: Yvonne Knowland. Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: CP Dauntless (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: JULIA GAIDOUSEK, O: Tori Nelson; Reserve: Whole Lota Lena KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: CASSADY WEST, O: Cassady West; 3rd: Dylan SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: AMELIA TRACE NELSON, O: Amelia Trace Nelson; 4th: Shahraide (Om El Shahmaan x Noble Radiance), H: ALEXA POTTS, O: Cari Myers; 5th: Millennium Magic

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BELLA PALOMA LK (CC Picasso x Mia In Hollywood), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Lori-Kay Frye

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion ZIPINUPASTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippo Pine Bubble), ridden by owner Chris Schmidt.

(MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), H: CRIZTA GOSLIN, O: Crizta Goslin.

Halsteads Torchfire (Halsteads Muskatll x BR Queens Lace), H: TRINITY BRIMELOW, O: Trinity Brimelow; 3rd: Post Mark (Express Male x May Elation), H: ELLA SHERIDAN, O: Louise Sheridan.

A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ZA Always A Lady (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: BRIANNA MULLEN, O: Brianna Mullen; Reserve: Diamonds R Awesome (NW Awesome x Hy Dazzle Diamond), H: EMILEE BROUSSARD, O: Brinley Beicker; 3rd: Lobomotion (Versace x Tshalimar RA), H: JENNA CURLEY, O: Sheila Curley; 4th: FF Azzon (SH Phantom Echo x CA Ladrona), H: GRACE BARCH, O: Grace Barch; 5th: Sonitas Little Trixs (Sonitas San Freckles x Bint Trixie), H: ALYXANDRA RUSINKO, O: Roger Ricketts.

Equitation A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: Afires Sunset (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates), H: CHANNING TURNER, O: Channing Turner; Reserve: Krewgerrand LOA (Krewe x Caramac’s First Lady), H: OLIVIA LOCKHART, O: Olivia Lockhart; 3rd: KRA Afire Song (KRA Afire Works x Callaway’s Carioca), H: JULIA JUNKER, O: Jennifer Schaffel Junker; 4th: MD Mickdreamy (Allience x Machantette), H: MADELEINE DAVIS, O: Michelle Davis; 5th: Hot In Harlem (Harlem Superior x Hot Flashez TSA), H: ROSE HUCKFELDT, O: Grace Huckfeldt. A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship Champion: Marlon Brando BF (Mamage x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), H: EMMA HENSON, O: Lauren Burke; Reserve:

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A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship Champion: Spiryt (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), H: HALLE POTTS, O: The Brass Ring, Inc.; Reserve: Ultimate Secretvf (NNL Ultimate Bey x A-Secret Kiss), H: BRINLEY BEICKER, O: Jayme Harris; 3rd: ZA Always A Lady (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: DRAKE MULLEN, O: Brianna Mullen; 4th: EA Alexei (Neposzar x DA Silver Musk), H: KENNEDY MORGAN, O: Jennifer Goslin; 5th: Dylan SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: BRYLEN BEICKER, O: Amelia Trace Nelson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: Tamar Cool Kid (Neposzar x Iris), H: ALEXA POTTS, O: Alexa Potts; Reserve: Marc My Words (Monarch V x Dudes Crystollace), H: FREYJA COE, O: Freyja Coe; 3rd: Whole Lota Lena KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: CASSADY WEST, O: Cassady West; 4th: CP Dauntless (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: JULIA GAIDOUSEK, O: Tori Nelson; 5th: KMA Christis Victory (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: MADISON AGUILAR, O: Traci Aguilar. A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Psyzmic (Padrons Psyche x LL Krystal Bey), H: MACKENZIE ZIMBECK, O: Mackenzie Zimbeck;

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Champion KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream In Color), ridden by owner Kelli Aguirre.


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HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Robin Porter.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SINAGAIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Neufeld Family Trust.

Reserve: KMA Christis Victory (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: MEKENNA AGUILAR, O: Traci Aguilar; 3rd: CA Hermano (C A Hermoso x Citation Of Merit), H: ELLA BARCH, O: Ella Barch; 4th: Lucky Dude (Grojor x Satanca), H: CAROLINE DAVIS, O: Michelle Davis.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), ridden by Wyatt Potts for owner The Brass Ring, Inc.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Champion E-LEFEMINE NIKITA (IXL Noble Express x Nikita), ridden by Casandra Banks for owner Holly Westmoreland.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Memory Maker HPF (SJ Mikhail x Afire Lily), H: HALLE POTTS, O: Freewill Farm LLC; Reserve: Brassair (Brass x Ariston Fera), H: KAITLYN SHERMAN, O: Kim Sherman; 3rd: SF Praline (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: BRYLEN BEICKER, O: Kori Lynn Kelley; 4th: Color Her Victorrious (The Color Of Fame x Victorria), H: MILLISON MANNING, O: Manning Arabians LLC; 5th: Field Of Life (Muirfield x Sai La Vie), H: BRINLEY BEICKER, O: Melissa Gilbert. A/HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: Karamat (Ptron x WB Ferzona), H: SARAH PORTER, O: The Brass Ring, Inc.; Reserve: Whole Lota Lena KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), H: CASSADY WEST, O: Cassady West; 3rd: Sonitas Little Trixs (Sonitas San Freckles x Bint Trixie), H: ALYXANDRA RUSINKO, O: Roger Ricketts; 4th: Millennium Magic (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), H: CRIZTA GOSLIN, O: Crizta Goslin; 5th: Hollywood Spin Doctor (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), H: W YATT POTTS, O: Shannon Rohn.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion VJ HARLEM BLUES (Bravado Bey V x Cotton Club), ridden by owner Jill Nelson.

Walk/Trot 10 & Under A/HA/AA English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: BBOUNCE (Apollopalooza x Out Trot ‘Em), H: Justin Bray, O: Robin Young Bray. A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: AMERICANBEAUTIE (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), H: Halle Potts, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: BASKABI B S II (Toskabi x BES Baskin Glory), H: Justin Bray, O: Oak Haven South Arabians LLC; 3rd: MIDNITE CONFESSION (Baske Afire x Super Flare), H: Emma Henson, O: Emma Henson; 4th: HALSTEADS TORCHFIRE (Halsteads Muskatll x BR Queens Lace), H: Trinity Brimelow, O: Trinity Brimelow; 5th: PRINCESS GRACE KELLY (The Nobelest x Kelly Le Brock), H: Kaitlyn Sherman, O: Krysten Verner-Bartram. A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), H: Brinley Beicker, O: Troy Peterson; Reserve: MAXIMUM PR (OKW Maximilian x Frivolie), H: Justin Bray, O: Robin Young Bray; 3rd: ZA ALWAYS A LADY (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), H: Drake Mullen, O: Brianna Mullen; 4th: DYLAN SA (TAF Best Berrybey x Fad Sina), H: Brylen Beicker, O: Amelia Trace Nelson; 5th: MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), H: Paige Arends, O: Regan White. A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion:

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion HS NICOS POWEROF LOVE (Nico x KA Amannda), ridden by owner Lauren Wagner.

COLOR HER VICTORRIOUS (The Color Of Fame x Victorria), H: Millison Manning, O: Manning Arabians LLC; Reserve: SF PRALINE (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: Brylen Beicker, O: Kori Lynn Kelley; 3rd: DC KHUSTOM MADE (Kharben x Belamy De Nilo), H: Jade Johnson, O: Dru Allison Cederberg; 4th: MEMORY MAKER HPF (SJ Mikhail x Afire Lily), H: Halle Potts, O: Freewill Farm LLC; 5th: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), H: Isabella Tarini, O: Brandy Tarini. A/HA/AA Trail Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: BELLA DUN IT (Dun It With A Twist x DA Christabella), H: Brinley Beicker, O: Brinley Beicker; Reserve: ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), H: Katie Halpain, O: Lisa Halpain; 3rd: DIAMONDS R AWESOME (NW Awesome x Hy Dazzle Diamond), H: Brinley Beicker, O: Brinley Beicker.

Sport Horse Arabian Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallions 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Magic Moments; Reserve: AO BREEZE (Aclsic Raff x Mosha Khaitlyn), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Morgan Millner Moore; 3rd: TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Maureen Davidson; 4th: ALLAUNUS (Apollopalooza x LL Imagine Arose), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Linda V T Abston; 5th: KMA LAST WEZSH (KMA Ibn Wezy x

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Champion VJ HARLEM BLUES (Bravado Bey V x Cotton Club), ridden by owner Jill Nelson.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion E-LEFEMINE NIKITA (IXL Noble Express x Nikita), ridden by owner Holly Westmoreland.

Spanish Splendor), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Karma Arabians. Arabian Sport Horse Colts 2 Years Old Championship - Champion: MOTIVATION I (AO Breeze x Marvelous), H: Ryan Moore, O: Tracy Glover; Reserve: SRA WINDS OF THYME (Pryme Thyme x Desira Wind SRA), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Kevin Chisler. Arabian Sport Horse Stallions 2 Years & Over ATH Championship - Champion: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; Reserve: AO BREEZE (Aclsic Raff x Mosha Khaitlyn), H: Ryan Moore, O: Morgan Millner Moore; 3rd: SRA WINDS OF THYME (Pryme Thyme x Desira Wind SRA), H: Kevin Chisler, O: Kevin Chisler; 4th: ALLAUNUS (Apollopalooza x LL Imagine Arose), H: Christine Miller, O: Linda V T Abston; 5th: TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), H: Maureen Davidson, O: Maureen Davidson. Arabian Sport Horse Mares 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: SA LORALEII (Adoniis x Baloo Elegans), H: Karen Fischer, O: Karen Fischer; Reserve: TO DESIREE (EF Kid Curry x Gissele), H: Kathy Braden, O: Larry Nace; 3rd: ELIANA C (Chancellor MW x Miakoda C), H: Sonia Lightsey, O: Sonia Lightsey; 4th: MARWANS JEWEL (Marwan Al Shaqab x AD Magnum S Jewel), H: Rebekah Wilson, O: Meredith Spice.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), ridden by Amelia Stroud for owner Karen Stroud.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), ridden by Amelia Stroud for owner Karen Stroud.


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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion VVICTORIOUS SECRET (Baske Afire x DDA Fames Victory), ridden by Delaney Blanchard for owner Shannon Blanchard.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion VVICTORIOUS SECRET (Baske Afire x DDA Fames Victory), ridden by Delaney Blanchard for owner Shannon Blanchard.

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HA/AA Hunter Hack Open Champion CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), ridden by Sandra Johnson for owner Chris Kornegay.

HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR Champion CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), ridden by owner Chris Kornegay

HA/AA English Show Hack Open Champion POP ROCKS (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Erin Henehan.

Arabian Sport Horse Mares 2 Years & Over ATH Championship - Champion: TO DESIREE (EF Kid Curry x Gissele), H: Penny Nace, O: Larry Nace; Reserve: MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), H: Regan White, O: Regan White; 3rd: ELIANA C (Chancellor MW x Miakoda C), H: Sonia Lightsey, O: Sonia Lightsey; 4th: MARWANS JEWEL (Marwan Al Shaqab x AD Magnum S Jewel), H: Rebekah Wilson, O: Meredith Spice.

Arabian Sport Horse Geldings 2 Years & Over ATH Championship - Champion: TA FERR AGAMO (Kordelas x TA Filigree), H: Sara Ann Craig, O: Sara Ann Craig; Reserve: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: Ruth Anne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver; 3rd: MILLENNIUM MAGIC (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), H: Sofia Bruti, O: Crizta Goslin; 4th: ALLEGRO NS (The Source CC x Ambianse), H: Melissa Vitela, O: Melissa Vitela; 5th: LEGACY ETERNAL FLAME (Flame Ison x DS Mi Posette), H: Freyja Coe, O: Toni Patt.

Arabian Sport Horse Fillies 2 Years Old & Under Championship - Champion: MUJIZ AL KAIWAN (Imperial Saturn x Noble Imdalia), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Sharon Litizzette; Reserve: BONABILA B (El Nabila B x Bonnebelle Padron), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Lisa Potter; 3rd: SAKARA MLM (Casanova MLM x Sweet Success CV), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: MLM Arabians; 4th: PRINCESS ANASTASIA SF (Flame Ison x TF Antoinette), H: Alexander Coronado, O: Judy Ernst. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: TA FERR AGAMO (Kordelas x TA Filigree), H: Sara Ann Craig, O: Sara Ann Craig; Reserve: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: Ruth Anne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver; 3rd: MILLENNIUM MAGIC (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), H: Sofia Bruti, O: Crizta Goslin; 4th: MAKINTYME (Kuegar Kon x MaiaWm), H: Kathy Marcum, O: Sherra Rieger; 5th: ALBOR AC (Thee Infidel King x Wiskhaven Rasheba), H: Connie Napier, O: Connie Napier.

Arabian Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Open Championship - Champion: TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Maureen Davidson; Reserve: BUTCH CASSIDY V (Desperado V x Balquena V), H: Ali Crowley, O: Jeana Crowley; 3rd: MAKINTYME (Kuegar Kon x Maia-Wm), H: Kathy Marcum, O: Sherra Rieger; 4th: VA R ALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Magic Moments; 5th: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AOTR Championship - Champion: MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), H: Regan White, O: Regan White; Reserve: TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), H: Maureen Davidson, O: Maureen Davidson; 3rd: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona),

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HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion JSN GLENTURRET (The Glenlivet SCA x Yolanda), ridden by owner Michael Grimm.

H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 4th: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; 5th: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: Ruth Anne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), H: Regan White, O: Regan White; Reserve: BUTCH CASSIDY V (Desperado V x Balquena V), H: Ali Crowley, O: Jeana Crowley; 3rd: LUCKY DUDE (Grojor x Satanca), H: Caroline Davis, O: Michelle Davis. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open Championship - Champion: ALLAUNUS (Apollopalooza x LL Imagine Arose), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Linda V T Abston; Reserve: VA R ALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 3rd: AO BREEZE (Aclsic Raff x Mosha Khaitlyn), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Morgan Millner Moore; 4th: ALBOR AC (Thee Infidel King x Wiskhaven Rasheba), H: Connie Napier, O: Connie Napier. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: Ruth Anne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver; Reserve: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments.

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HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Open Champion AFIRE BRAND (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), ridden by Casandra Banks for owner Marissa Walker.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), ridden by Abagail Trowbridge for owner Kathleen Stevens.

Half-Arabian Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Stallions Championship - Champion: MCV OHRRMIDAS (Santana HF x MJL Olivia), H: Monique Vincent, O: Monique Vincent; Reserve: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: FAETH (Frohwind x Flash Ofan Image), H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Cyndi Craig; Reserve: KREWE DE LIS (Krewe x Just Jaylo), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Karen Wesche; 3rd: AMERICAN THUNDER MM (Thunder Bay May x Petula), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: PRECISELY PEARL (Strikes Megabucks x Imar Alleandra), H: Jennifer J E Pederson, O: Jennifer J E Pederson. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares 2 Years & Over ATH Championship - Champion: FAETH (Frohwind x Flash Ofan Image), H: Cyndi Craig, O: Cyndi Craig; Reserve: FIONA GI (Allante’ SS x VR Khoralene), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Granger Durdin Pugh; 3rd: AMERICAN THUNDER MM (Thunder Bay May x Petula), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 4th: KREWE DE LIS (Krewe x Just Jaylo), H: Ryan Moore, O: Karen Wesche; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings Championship - Champion: SEMPER PHEI (HS Wistar x National Vision),

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HA/AA Reining Horse Open Champion WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), ridden by Colby Powell for owner Carolyn Lesley.

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HA/AA Western Trail Horse Open Champion CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), ridden by Sandra Johnson for owner Chris Kornegay.


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HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Champion ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), ridden by owner Lisa Halpain.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Open Champion RAMBLIN MISS HICKORY (Ramblin Mister V x Zans Tari Hickory), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Gary Conway.

H: Christine Miller, O: Christine Miller; Reserve: MCV SHAGALAGA ZOOM (Santana HF x MJL Shagala), H: Monique Vincent, O: Monique Vincent; 3rd: KMA CHRISTIS VICTORY (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: Madison Aguilar, O: Traci Aguilar; 4th: JUST LEDOUX IT (BSA Dimaggio x Faceintheshadows), H: Kathy Braden, O: Mary Jo Leahy; 5th: CF CASH (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: Hannah Jones, O: Stacy Bailey.

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HA/AA English Trail Horse Open Champion ALLADA LADY TJP (Allionce x Lady Arrogance), ridden by owner Lisa Halpain.

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HA/AA Herd Work/Ranch Cutting Open Champion RAMBLIN MISS HICKORY (Ramblin Mister V x Zans Tari Hickory), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Gary Conway.

HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings 2 Years & Over ATH Championship - Champion: SEMPER PHEI (HS Wistar x National Vision), H: Christine Miller, O: Christine Miller; Reserve: MCV SHAGALAGA ZOOM (Santana HF x MJL Shagala), H: Monique Vincent, O: Monique Vincent; 3rd: KMA CHRISTIS VICTORY (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: Mekenna Aguilar, O: Traci Aguilar; 4th: CF CASH (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: Hannah Jones, O: Stacy Bailey; 5th: WESTERN PERFECTION (TA Rising Starr x Lenas Kachina), H: Britney Sullivan, O: Lynn Almond. Half-Arabian Under Saddle HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Open Championship - Champion: COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), H: Rachel Williams, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; Reserve: CF CASH (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: Hannah Jones, O: Stacy Bailey; 3rd: MARC MY WORDS (Monarch V x Dudes Crystollace), H: Freyja Coe, O: Freyja Coe; 4th: WESTERN PERFECTION (TA Rising Starr x Lenas Kachina), H: Britney Sullivan, O: Lynn Almond; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay.

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HA/AA Working Cow Horse Open and ATR Champion KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Yen), ridden by Bob Hart Jr. (Open) and owner Marjorie Joy Carr in ATR (pictured).

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle AOTR Championship - Champion: COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), H: Rachel Williams, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; Reserve: KK HALLE BERRY (JD Kasets Klassic x Up On The Price), H: Sarah Altman, O: Sarah Altman; 3rd: KMA CHRISTIS VICTORY (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: Madison Aguilar, O: Traci Aguilar; 4th: MARC MY WORDS (Monarch V x Dudes Crystollace), H: Freyja Coe, O: Freyja Coe; 5th: PSA MOHEGAN SUN (Majesteit x PSA Patina), H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer Sixta. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), H: Rachel Williams, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; Reserve: CF CASH (Bask El Pasha x I Am Plush), H: Hannah Jones, O: Stacy Bailey; 3rd: WESTERN PERFECTION (TA Rising Starr x Lenas Kachina), H: Britney Sullivan, O: Lynn Almond; 4th: KMA CHRISTIS VICTORY (Los Angeles x Victoria), H: Mekenna Aguilar, O: Traci Aguilar; 5th: KK HALLE BERRY (JD Kasets Klassic x Up On The Price), H: Sarah Altman, O: Sarah Altman. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Open Championship - Champion: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; Reserve: KMA PREACHER MAN (EE Sunday Sermon x The Lord’s Treasure), H: Conner West, O: Karma Arabians; 3rd: CONFETTIS RICOCHET (Confetti Magic x Imar Alleandra), H: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy; 4th: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay.

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A/HA/AA Showmanship ATH Champion STEPHANIE HENDRICKSON, owner of Tamar Hurricane Force (Ptron x Leika).

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Championship - Champion: PSA MOHEGAN SUN (Majesteit x PSA Patina), H: Jennifer Sixta, O: Jennifer Sixta; Reserve: CONFETTIS RICOCHET (Confetti Magic x Imar Alleandra), H: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy; 3rd: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Arien Buchanan, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay.

Dressage A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level ATR Championship (Test 3) - Champion: SEMPER PHEI (HS Wistar x National Vision), H: Christine Miller, O: Christine Miller; Reserve: TA FERRAGAMO (Kordelas x TA Filigree), H: Sara Ann Craig, O: Sara Ann Craig; 3rd: COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), H: Rachel Williams, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; 4th: KRA ANGELICA (Desperado V x Khemo Silver Lace), H: Jane Earles, O: Jane Earles; 5th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level AOTR Championship (Test 3) - Champion: COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), H: Rachel Williams, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; Reserve: TA FERRAGAMO (Kordelas x TA Filigree), H: Sara Ann Craig, O: Sara Ann Craig; 3rd: SEMPER PHEI (HS Wistar x National Vision), H: Christine Miller, O: Christine Miller; 4th: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 5th: KRA ANGELICA (Desperado V x Khemo Silver Lace), H: Jane Earles, O: Jane Earles. 52 •

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A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 14-18 Champion MADELEINE DAVIS with KMA Rays Knock Out (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), for owner Karma Arabians.

A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 13 & Under Champion BRINLEY BEICKER with GS Knight Wind (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), for owner Laurie Long.

A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level Open Championship (Test 3) - Champion: TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Maureen Davidson; Reserve: ALLAUNUS (Apollopalooza x LL Imagine Arose), H: Lisa Skalski, O: Linda V T Abston; 3rd: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 4th: AO BREEZE (Aclsic Raff x Mosha Khaitlyn), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Morgan Millner Moore; 5th: MAKINTYME (Kuegar Kon x Maia-Wm), H: Kathy Marcum, O: Sherra Rieger. A/HA/AA Dressage First Level ATR Championship (Test 3) - Champion: SEMPER PHEI (HS Wistar x National Vision), H: Christine Miller, O: Christine Miller; Reserve: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: RuthAnne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver; 3rd: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay. A/HA/AA Dressage First Level AOTR Championship (Test 3) - Champion: MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), H: Ruth Anne Korver, O: Ruth Anne Korver; Reserve: ANCIENT MARINER (AM Sea Captain x AM Milk Maid), H: Katelyn Kendall, O: Katelyn Kendall; 3rd: VA RALVON CRUSADER (Silver Gent x Cavu Ralvona), H: Granger Durdin Pugh, O: Magic Moments; 4th: KRA ANGELICA (Desperado V x Khemo Silver Lace), H: Jane Earles, O: Jane Earles; 5th: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay.

A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship AATR Champion CONNER WEST with Whole Lota Lena KF (Mifillena x WM Ballerina), for owner Cassady West.

Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 Champion JULIA GAIDOUSEK with CP Dauntless (Baske Afire x CP Princess), for owner Tori Nelson.


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A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Champion BRIANNA MULLEN, owner of ZA Always A Lady (SA Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF)

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 18 & Under Champion CHANNING TURNER, owner of Afires Sunset (Afire Bey V x Vee Gates).

A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion HALLE POTTS with Spiryt (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), for owner The Brass Ring, Inc

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-18 Champion ALEXA POTTS, owner of Tamar Cool Kid (Neposzar x Iris).

A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Open Championship (Test 3) - Champion: NCHANTING MELODY (So Excited ER x Bey Melody), H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Lori Krell; Reserve: BLACKLORD MAESTRO (Blacklord Shadeed x Ameer Shadow), H: Dan Marcum, O: Barbara Levins; 3rd: AO BREEZE (Aclsic Raff x Mosha Khaitlyn), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Morgan Millner Moore; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: ALBORAC (Thee Infidel King x Wiskhaven Rasheba), H: Connie Napier, O: Connie Napier.

Majic), H: Judith Cunningham, O: Lynn Simpson; Reserve: MY GOLD LENA CHICK (Shados Cody Bar x My Chateau), H: Linda Anisse Clarke, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; 3rd: KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians.

A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level AOTR Championship (Test 3) - Champion: ZORRGOS ZANZIBAR (Zorrgo x Understated One), H: Sandra Billodeau, O: Sandra Billodeau; Reserve: ANCIENT MARINER (AM Sea Captain x AM Milk Maid), H: Katelyn Kendall, O: Katelyn Kendall. A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level Open Championship (Test 3) - Champion: ZORRGOS ZANZIBAR (Zorrgo x Understated One), H: Elizabeth Petty, O: Sandra Billodeau.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion EMMA HENSON with Marlon Brando BF (Mamage x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), for owner Lauren Burke.

A/HA/AA Dressage Third Level Open Championship (Test 3) - Champion: CONFETTIS RICOCHET (Confetti Magic x Imar Alleandra), H: Carole Purdy, O: Carole Purdy; Reserve: SHAMANS CHANCE SA (CWP Chances Are x Solima), H: Kimberlee Mckenzie, O: Kimberlee Mckenzie; 3rd: SKY DANCER (Big Sky Tezmark x Miss Disco Dancer), H: Gordon Lamb, O: Jan Nichols. A/AA/HA Western Dressage Intro Level Championship - Champion: PA GEORGIOS MAJIC (Georgio AF x Alada

A/AA/HA Western Dressage Intro Level ATR Championship - Champion: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: TR PAINT CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Ange Finn, O: Ange Finn; 3rd: TA LENNOX (Kordelas x Lucky Destiny), H: Judy Ernst, O: Judy Ernst; 4th: PA GEORGIOS MAJIC (Georgio AF x Alada Majic), H: Judith Cunningham, O: Lynn Simpson; 5th: JUST LEDOUX IT (BSA Dimaggio x Faceintheshadows), H: Mary Jo Leahy, O: Mary Jo Leahy. A/HA/AA Western Dressage Basic Level Championship - Champion: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; Reserve: JUST LEDOUX IT (BSA Dimaggio x Faceintheshadows), H: Kathy Braden, O: Mary Jo Leahy; 3rd: MY GOLD LENA CHICK (Shados Cody Bar x My Chateau), H: Linda Anisse Clarke, O: Linda Anisse Clarke; 4th: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: KMA RAYS KNOCK OUT (Comar Noble x Prescription Creme), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians. A/HA/AA Western Dressage Basic Level ATR Championship - Champion: KMA ANGELO (Los Angeles x Spanish Splendor), H: Dr. Karlan Downing, O: Karma Arabians; Reserve: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris

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A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion MACKENZIE ZIMBECK, owner of Psyzmic (Padrons Psyche x LL Krystal Bey).

A/HA/AA English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion BBOUNCE (Apollopalooza x Out Trot ‘Em), ridden by Justin Bray for owner Robin Young Bray.

A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion COLOR HER VICTORRIOUS (The Color Of Fame x Victorria), ridden by Millison Manning for owner Manning Arabians LLC.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion HALLE POTTS with Memory Maker HPF (SJ Mikhail x Afire Lily), for owner Freewill Farm LLC.

A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion AMERICANBEAUTIE (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by Halle Potts for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

A/HA/AA Trail Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion BELLA DUN IT (Dun It With A Twist x DA Christabella), ridden by owner Brinley Beicker.

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Kornegay; 3rd: TR PAINT CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Ange Finn, O: Ange Finn; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Chris Kornegay, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: TA KHOLIBRIE (Kordelas x TA Khara Mia), H: Kara Powell, O: Kara Powell. A/HA/AA Western Dressage Level 1 Championship - Champion: TR PAINT CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Jennifer Goslin, O: Ange Finn; Reserve: TA KHOLIBRIE (Kordelas x TA Khara Mia), H: Wendye Gardiner, O: Kara Powell; 3rd: BLACKLORD MAESTRO (Blacklord Shadeed x Ameer Shadow), H: Dan Marcum, O: Barbara Levins; 4th: CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay; 5th: CBA POLARIS (Night Moves GA x Dixie), H: Sandra Johnson, O: Chris Kornegay. n

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A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Brinley Beicker for owner Troy Peterson.

Arabian Sport Horse Fillies 2 Years Old & Under Champion MUJIZ AL KAIWAN (Imperial Saturn x Noble Imdalia), shown by Sandra Johnson for owner Sharon Litizzette.


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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Open Champion TA MARCEAU (Kordelas x Makarena PASB), ridden by Lisa Skalski for owner Maureen Davidson.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AOTR and JTR Champion MISS SEDONA (Zortann x PA Barrones), ridden by owner Regan White.

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion ALLAUNUS (Apollopalooza x LL Imagine Arose), ridden by Lisa Skalski for owner Linda V T Abston.

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion MI DDREAMWEAVER (Toskabi x Nhclassical Dream), ridden by owner Ruth Anne Korver.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Open Champion COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), ridden by Rachel Williams for owner Linda Anisse Clarke.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle AOTR Champion COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), ridden by Rachel Williams for owner Linda Anisse Clarke.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion COYS MPRESIV DIAMOND (SS Hympressive Coy x My Chateau), ridden by Rachel Williams for owner Linda Anisse Clarke

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HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Open Champion CBA LIGHTNING (Calico Royale x Rizina Rae), ridden by Sandra Johnson for owner Chris Kornegay.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack ATR Champion PSA MOHEGAN SUN (Majesteit x PSA Patina), ridden by owner Jennifer Sixta.

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FACES & PLACES

7t h A n nu a l K ent uc k y Pre -Derby G a l a for HOPE Fou nd at ion

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n May 1, 2015, Chrishan Park hosted the Kentucky Pre-Derby Gala to benefit HOPE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) group originally founded in 2009 by several women in the Springfield, Missouri area, that supports helping overcome pediatric emergencies for the surrounding counties. 2015 was a success, outselling the event completely and raising over $70,000. As in the past, Chrishan Park donated a horse to the live auction, lesson packages, and breedings to stallions standing at the farm.

The premier sponsor was Dr. Nancy O’Reilly, an avid breeder and enthusiast who shows several of her Arabians through Chrishan Park, and the Women for Good Foundation. Dinner was donated by Avanzare, music by Art Bentley & Cruise Control, and drinks by Premium Beverage, all from Springfield, Missouri. The event started with cocktails, then a horse presentation of past national champions and future superstars. Along with a live auction, silent auction and a Fund the Mission, dinner and dancing followed late into the evening! Chrishan Park continues to be one of the largest and ongoing supporters of the foundation, helping the kids in the community. For more info about our events or our foundation, go to askforhope.org

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A JUDGES PERSPECTIVE Claudia Darius with Jeff Wallace

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hat does your dream horse look like? I am quite sure that each breeder and judge has an ideal Arabian horse in mind. During show competitions, we judge against that ideal, and in our breeding programs we try to get closer and closer to that ideal, while breeding generations of horses. I have personally never seen my perfect or ideal horse, but several individuals come close. Perfect Arabian type combined with excellent conformation—faultless legs and impressive movements, crowned by a truly exotic face and special character—let’s keep on dreaming. If you could resurrect any two horses, who would they be and why? Honestly, only thinking about it brought tears to my eyes. I have lost during my life as a breeder, so many of my beloved horses, most of them reaching a high age and having a happy life, but some more tragic. If I could only bring all of them back! But I’m sure your question was not meant to be so personal, but more general. Nearly all of my horses are tracing back to Mammona, born in Poland and brought to Tersk, walking the whole way to Russia at the side of her dam. She founded the most important and biggest family at Tersk Stud. She would be my number one choice, directly followed by Nabeg, who influenced the whole Russian breeding program through his magnificent sons and daughters.

How has the Arabian horse enriched your life? Frankly said, the Arabian horse has changed my entire life. It started slowly, but gained constantly more and more importance, and now it seems nearly impossible to spend one day without having any impact from it. Do you prefer the desert or the ocean? That is indeed, a very difficult question, as I have spent very special moments at/in both. Being an Aquarius, I do love the ocean and swimming. That’s why I qualified early as a lifeguard and still today, take care of the swimming lessons of all kids at school. Smelling the salty water and listening to the noise of the waves early in the morning is a true privilege. Nevertheless, the desert is absolutely fascinating and spending a night out sitting at a fire and having a traditional barbeque is priceless … I wouldn’t like to miss one! Who have your mentors been in the Arabian horse business? I have been very lucky to meet several experts of the Arabian horse already, since the beginning of my breeding/judging career, especially

Who was the first Arabian horse you laid eyes on and what was the experience like? I live very close to the Aachen showground and it happened by chance that my father and I visited the famous All Nations Cup show in the 80s. I was a teenager, but got shivers sitting on the tribune while being deeply captured by all these beautiful mares competing. It was also the time of the Aswan-son Plakat, one of the first Arabian horses I had seen in my life and still remember him well. Like all girls of my age, I was riding at a local horse club on Warmbloods, but these Arabians were simply so different, and I immediately knew that there was nothing comparable to the breed. And the adventure for our family got started.

Claudia with an al Saa’eedi straight Egyptian foal.

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CLAUDIA DARIUS Sylvia Garde-Ehlert. Her successful Russian breeding program definitely had a big impact on the development of our own program and we are thankful that we could add some of her bloodlines to our foundation as well. Concerning judging, it happened—while Klaus Beste was breeding manager of the German Arab Horse Society—that I proceeded with my education for the National Judges List. He has been a really inspiring personality with lots of knowledge, and I am still thankful for the opportunity he offered me during that time.

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Name a handful of Arabian mares alive today that make you weak in the knees. I will never forget the moment in December 2013, during the World Championships in Paris, when I had the honor to judge Pianissima for the Platinum Champion title. I not only got weak in the knees, but I had tears filling my eyes, because I was so touched by her presence and overwhelmed by her beauty! A very special moment gifted to me by a very special mare. There is nothing more exciting than judging a prestigious show with a high quality mare championship, and I have so many truly beautiful


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feminine and charismatic mares in mind: Najdah Al Zobair, Mahala, Badawieh AA and Emandoria, certainly belong to that amazing group that causes me goosebumps. As a woman who obviously knows a thing or two about fashion, what are the two pieces of your wardrobe you couldn’t live without? Ha-ha, you don’t expect from me now, to imagine only a few things from my wardrobe and leave the rest out? Impossible! It is no secret that I am quite addicted to shoes and handbags. Could this answer your question at least partly? What part of breeding Arabian horses lives deep in your soul? After selecting (and discussing it millions of times) the right stallion, and patiently waiting 11 months for the moment that your mare finally gives birth to her foal, is worth every effort. This cocktail of feelings when the newborn lies in the straw and starts to breathe and move—still wet—and all the other mares in the stable are welcoming the baby, is unforgettable and I will never get tired of it. Breeding is about having a vision and trying to reach that vision through creating individuals which come closer to your personal ideal of the perfect Arabian horse. You have to live with moments of disappointment as well as moments of satisfaction and joy along your way, but it is important to me to mention that every single animal deserves appreciation, no matter which subjective quality it is for us.

On the judges panel at the 2015 Dubai International Championships.

Young generation at Darius Arabians: Da Negma Bint Magnifique (Magic Magnifique x Da Niagara, by Massai Ibn Marenga), bred and owned by Claudia Darius.

What is your favorite horse destination to travel to? Traveling quite a lot, I have found myself attracted by nearly each horse destination I had the pleasure to visit, especially in the Middle East; the density of very high quality horses is amazing. Poland, Brazil and South Africa are also fascinating for me every time. Next year I will have the opportunity to experience traveling ‘down under’ to Australia, and maybe I can add another destination to my list of favorites! What two characteristics do you love most about the Arabian horse? That is easy for me to answer. Type and character are the two keys for me! These are the two features that are so different in Arabian horses compared to any other breed. As a women who travels the world with the Arabian horse, please tell me one or two of your favorite travel memories. The first thing that comes to my mind was a trip to Brazil where I visited my mare Millennia. It is always a hard moment for any breeder to let your horses go, especially if there are not any more foals or youngsters and you have spent lots of time with them at the farm—it gets really painful. How lovely it was to see that she was treated like a princess there; beautiful stables, lots of green pastures and she looked perfectly happy! Also, just recently, I fulfilled one of my dreams of judging the National Championships in South Africa. Our visit to a cheetah rescue center and breeding program was been marvelous. The direct

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contact to this royal cat that I admire so much, was a unique experience. Everyone loves to see Barbara Walters make her interviewees cry, how does one bring a tear to your eye? You already managed that with one of your previous questions. But I am a very sensitive person; throw me into the ring judging a very high quality competition or let me watch a touching film in the cinema … both can occasionally work too! If flowers are not a way to your heart, than what is? Flowers and any kind of presents are lovely, but shouldn’t be the key to the heart of any serious person. The good thing in life is that some things remain secret and should be discovered by the right person in the right moment himself. How many times a year do you and Kathleen Olsson go shopping together? What do you usually buy? Shopping is the best medicine, and definitely cheaper than therapy. Women don’t need any excuse to go shopping and the best way to celebrate is to practice it with female friends around the globe. You have always been impressively dressed while judging a show. Dressing up nicely for any event simply reflects myself and shows respect towards everyone. As a judge, you have a very big responsibility and the organizer, exhibitors and spectators expect and deserve nothing less than doing your very best job. I love the tension before going into the ring for the first class of each competition and after many years

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of experience, I am still slightly nervous in a positive way. This keeps up my concentration and I can focus even better on each performance. Are you a breeder at heart? Tell us a few of your personal favorite creations of the four legged kind. I am, as simply said as it is. Breeding is my true passion. Our family founded Darius Arabians in 1987 and since then, have created many individuals we can be really proud of. My first self-bred mare Da Nigeria (Da Energetic x Nephina, by Neman) is still an active part of our program, as her daughters and granddaughters are. She still makes me smile every time I look at her. Currently we have some very promising young fillies, and it will be very exciting to watch them in future show rings as well as breeding prospects. Arabian Horse Times appreciates your service to the breed. Why are you doing this? Thank you very much for your kind words. It’s warmly appreciated. I grew up with the Arabian horse, and during the last 28 years have experienced various aspects of the industry: as a rider, handler, breeder, show organizer, judge, DC, author, teacher, and advisor, as well as a member of national and international boards. I have gained so much from the Arabian horse in my professional and personal life, which makes me want to give as much back to the breed as I am able to. Would you reveal one well-kept secret of yours? I have to disappoint you … a secret wouldn’t be a well-kept secret if it could be discovered so easily. n


BANDOLA

The Queen Of Janow Podlaski by JEFF WALLACE

*Bandos, by Negatiw

Among the most famous and most precious mares to grace the Polish State Studs was Bandola (Witraz x Balalajka), full sister to *Bask++. Foaled at Albigowa in 1948, Bandola lived most of her 30+ years as the premiere broodmare at Janów Podlaski in Poland. Among her many incredible foals were two sons who left an indelible mark on breeding programs around the world: *Bandos, by Negatiw and *Banat, by El Azrak, who was out of another taproot mare, Ellora. Both stallions were used heavily in the Polish breeding program, and both were sold to the United States later in life. *Bandos was sold at age 18 for a then-record price to David H. Murdock of Ventura Farms, and *Banat went to Dr. Eugene LaCroix, Lasma Arabians. *Bandos produced several crops of outstanding offspring while sporting a $35,000 stud fee, and his son, Legion VF, out of Garnet (*Bask x Gdynia, by Comet), is still breeding

*Banat, by El Azrak

in America. *Banat, unfortunately, met with an untimely death shortly after his arrival and covered no mares in the United States. When Janów Director, Andrzej Krzysztalowicz, was asked how he planned to breed his exquisite World Champion Mare *Pilarka (Palas x *Pierzga), he responded, “The first couple of breedings I will give her the blood of Bandola,” and so it happened. With *Bandos, *Pilarka foaled the elegant Polish National Champion Pianola, who showed exceptional promise before she passed away prior to producing foals of her own. When coupled with *Banat, *Pilarka foaled Pipi, herself a Polish National Champion and an excellent producer. Today, the exquisite International Champion Mare *Pianissima continues the legacy of both her great-granddam *Pilarka and her great-great granddam Bandola, who contributes through *Bandos to his son *Eukaliptus, the sire of *Pianissima’s dam, Pianosa. ■ Volume 46, No. 1 | 211


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NEW HORSE SHOW Q & A with Cynthia Richardson

What is the name and dates of the show to be held in Central Park. U.S. Open Horse Show, September 23rd-28th, 2015. This will cover the Grand Prix jumping on Thursday and Friday nights, a dressage competition, the Arabian Show and others.

process of expanding the show a couple more days and we talked about telling the story of the Arabian horse both through a show and Saturday and Sunday matinees. Negotiations have been going on through the spring with USEF support, as the Arabian is the largest breed in the organization and they want to bring more attention to the national breeds.

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Q&A How did this show come about? When I became president, it was recommended to me that I establish an international show for halter. It had to be a destination location, one that can be reached without a change of planes for those traveling across oceans (New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, etc.) and some place folks want to see. I called Central Park and was told no way, as there wasn't any place in the park to put on a show and the mayor was trying to get rid of the Central Park horses. Then, last September, I watched the Grand Prix jumping on TV from Central Park. It was amazing with the skylines and the overall excitement. I texted Glenn Petty the next morning and asked him to use his contacts to find out how they were able to do this. As it turns out, Mark Bellissmo made a deal with Donald Trump to use Wollman Rink. The arena is built over the ice rink and the stables are on top of one of the baseball fields. I met with Mark in Wellington, Fla., while I was there on USEF business in February, as he was in the

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If understood correctly, this year the show is via invite only? What classes will be offered and how are the invited chosen? We are limited to only 50 stalls and the horses can only be brought into Central Park at night, so you can't switch horses in/out during the day. It was originally conceived as a halter show, but as this is an opportunity to showcase our horses from around the world, I wanted to have some performance as well. There will be six halter classes: a yearling, 2-year-old and 3-year-old for a Junior Championship, and 4 and older, for a Senior Championship, for both stallions and mares. The invitation will go out around the world, and horses will be accepted based on their past show record. For performance, the organizers wanted a costume class (that seems to be what Arabians are known for), plus we will have a western pleasure and a country English pleasure class. For this year, we are going to invite horses that we


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know have lots of show experience, as there is very little warm-up space and they need to walk from the stabling area to the arena to perform. For next year, we will either hold a qualifying show or come up with a way to compete for those spaces. My hope is to be able to expand our part of the show once we have proven that it is popular with the crowds. For the matinees, we will bring horses in to demonstrate the different disciplines, hopefully, to include a race horse and an endurance horse. Will this show be sanctioned by AHA? AHA? We We are working on it, but that is my desire.

Who is running the show? show? Mark Mark Bellissmo owns the show, so we will be working with him and his very experienced crew. We are bringing in Michelle Kelly as the official show/production manager. How will this show expose the Arabian horse to the general public? Mark also owns The Chronicle of the Horse, so our public? horses will be promoted before and after the show in his magazine, as well as live streamed via his website. Modern Arabian Horse will cover it, and both Arabian Horse Times and Arabian Horse World World, hopefully. Last year, the Central Park event had more coverage than the World Equestrian Games because it is so unusual to have something like this in the park and the media really picked up on it. There are also two weeks of UN meetings during the time we are there. Dignitaries from all over the world will be invited to attend. There will be patron tables for sale as well as general admission tickets. Last year, all the general admission tickets sold out in 2 1/2 days for all the events. Horses that attend the event are also invited based on their world standings in their FEI events. This brings the Arabian’s exposure at that level where the audience is expecting to see the best of the best. Who will be off iciating this year? year? We are working on that right now. Will this only be a halter show or offer performance classes as well? See above.

Where will the horses be stabled during the show? show? The staging area is in Gladstone, N.J., about 50 minutes away. This facility was built for Olympic trials and is beautiful. When the horses are to be shown, they will be hauled at night and stabled in Central Park.

Are there many costs involved in putting on this show? Will AHA be helping with these costs or are there sponsorship opportunities? The show is very expensive to create, as you can imagine, when you take an outdoor ice rink and magically turn it into a beautiful Olympic quality horse arena. Everything is built from scratch, including the stands. In addition to the patron tables (seats 6),

there will be an area called the “Tree House” that can be used for a private party if we wish. So, yes, there is plenty of opportunity for sponsorships. This event needs to be budget neutral for AHA as we already have the responsibility of putting on our own five national events.

Will there be both Arabian and Half-Arabian classes? Due to the very limited number of stalls, there will only be purebreds. However, we will be able to talk about Half/ Anglo-Arabians during the matinee sessions. The theme will be the story of the Arabian horse—from the desert to current day, and the heavy influence they have had on all light breeds of horse—so this plays right into talking about the Half/Anglo horses.

What is AHA's main objective for showcasing a show like this? We need new markets for our horses. With this showcase event, it is opening doors for us that have never been tapped before. Just think of the number of individuals that will be exposed to the Arabian horse through the event itself and with the media coverage. It is our opportunity to define our horses not only for their beauty, but as the perfect riding horse for everyone across disciplines. We get to tell our own story and not be defined by someone else's opinion. We have the best horse and can demonstrate that to the public. Who wouldn't want one of these beautiful, kind, athletic individuals? How many years commitment is in place for this show? Mark has the rink leased for the next eight years show? and we plan to be a part of it.

Are there any other breeds participating? participating? At this time, we are the only breed. There will be other horses in the matinees, like vaulting, a liberty act, para equestrian demonstration, etc. The matinees are two hours long and we have 25-30 minutes of that time to entertain the crowd. Of course, the FEI horses will have many types of horses from different breeds, but their focus is the individual horse and not the breed itself. What judging system will be used for the halter classes? The current plan is to use a five-judge with a European score system as that is how many of the horses will have qualified. The performance classes will probably be a three-judge system.

Who determines how the judges are chosen to off iciate this show? I am working with Stan Morey. We have reached out to several individuals that show on the international circuit for their input, as well as researched the judges that are currently on our foreign judging list. They will be judges that are respected around the world. For more information, contact Cynthia Richardson at: cynthia.richardson@arabianhorses.org n

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A TOUCH OF ST YLE Shawn Getty How would you describe your “style” of living? Organized chaos. Our home life is truly a unique one that many might not have the patience or desire for. With four active, young children ages 5, 7, 9 and 11, a farm with a constant flow of traffic (and which also houses all of our employees and their families), and Jim’s crazy horse show schedule … I’m constantly juggling my work commitments and deadlines, family, the horse business, clients and squeezing in four loads of laundry every stinkin’ day. There’s not a minute in my day that isn’t spoken for. But to maintain a tiny bit of sanity, I try to adhere to a very strict schedule and keep things well organized. The ship has to stick to the route or else it’s mutiny.

community, but I’m perfectly happy to sit on the outside of the ring rather than in it.

How about your “style” of marketing and designing? I have a very distinctive style and generally people can pick out my work. All creatives have their own “flavor” just like you can differentiate between a Monet, a Van Gogh and a Picasso. Colors change and themes change, but I create with a very definitive style that stamps my signature on my work. And I very much look at each project as a piece of art. Not all of it is genius. Not all of it becomes famous, so-to-speak, but each piece has been sprinkled with my own personal fairy dust (I’ve had years of fairy training with our kids losing their teeth). I do tend to have a very minimalistic style—perhaps that simplicity becomes a creative comfort to me when the rest of my life feels cluttered. I like to put the focus on just a couple of elements and let the theme and the photos tell the story.

How has your past informed your present? I distinctly remember a meeting I had with a publisher one day about 18 years ago and she was showing me ads done by a designer that were very minimal, but all had an originality to them. She said … a fancy background doesn’t make an ad a good design. That resonated with me both at the time and still now. It propelled me to find others ways to make advertising interesting and effective.

Who has had the biggest influence in your involvement with Arabians? I’m not sure what my life would be like had Jim not pulled me directly into a life with Arabians 16 years ago. I’d probably still be working for someone else helping to build their dream instead of my own. I love my “limited” involvement with the horses … I’m energized daily by my profession and I also love breeding and watching the foals grow up in my backyard. But I don’t ride much and have no desire to compete. I like going to the shows and engaging with the

How do you relax? Relax? Ha! Ha! Ha! I am overly ambitious and have more on my plate than most, so relaxing really isn’t a part of the equation. I get one hour of peace and quiet at a Latin Mass every Sunday, but every other hour of the day is spent moving quickly. We used to take tropical vacations to recharge our batteries, but every time, I would come home with a “souvenir”, so I haven’t been further than Tulsa in over six years. I blame those little pool-side fruity drinks with the umbrellas. They should have a warning label on them “May Cause Pregnancy”.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? Just keeping four kids and a husband alive at the end of a day is a huge achievement, but I’m not sure I have a “greatest” achievement yet. I’ve earned my life badges for some significant milestones like starting several businesses, getting married, having children, designing and building a house, winning the AHT Readers’ Choice Award three times etc., but everything in my life is still a work in progress so I wouldn’t say I’ve achieved any one great thing yet. But give me a little more time because I still have many more badges to collect. I just turned forty-something so ask me in another forty-something years and I might have an answer. Or maybe I will tell you it’s not important to have one great achievement when you can have many small ones. What are the most positive things you’re seeing in the industry today? The Arabian horse community—the Volume 46, No. 1 | 221


trainers, breeders, owners, marketers, creatives—have always been very progressive and forward thinking. This industry sets the bar very high and continues to raise it for other breeds. The Arabian horse publications continue to produce quality content and design with the help of phenomenal designers and equine photographers. We have a treasure trove of equine artists that you don’t see in other breeds. And I love seeing new creatives emerging. Their fresh, young, ambitious minds inspire and motivate me … mostly to stay one step ahead of them. I also love seeing the engagement of people in our industry on social media. It keeps us all connected even though we may be thousands of miles apart. The Scottsdale Show and several farms across the country have done a tremendous job at promoting the breed to newcomers and the general public. I’m hoping that trend will continue to spread. Where does your inspiration come from? Commercial advertising and horse advertising are so very different that I generally don’t look to them as a source for inspiration. I might be influenced by current trends or themes, but my ideas are generally sparked by things that are less defined like a color, a shape, a photograph or a word. I call it “divine inspiration” because sometimes, I don’t know how it comes to me; it just does. Most of the time ideas come very quickly, but at times I find myself with designer’s block. It’s rather crippling

when you are trying to create something magical and you have a deadline to meet and the parts and pieces just aren’t falling into place. What can be miraculous about the process is that some of my most difficult projects have turned into my best productions. As a creative, how do you see the world? It’s both a blessing and a curse, really. I certainly see details in life that many people miss. I become completely enamored with things like colors or textures or shapes. My brain never stops creating, which is one of the reasons why I have trouble sleeping. I’m always imagining something or scripting or constructing in my head. Some of my best ideas emerge when I’m sitting in the bathtub at 2 am. I think that because I am more aesthetically sensitive, that I acknowledge small details more than the average person would. It’s also a curse because if I see things that are out of alignment or unbalanced, it drives me crazy. My creative mind isn’t just specific to graphic design. It transcends into all areas of my life from my house design and interior, to my writing and communication style, to the names of the foals that we breed … I always give them names that make for cool logos. How does motherhood inspire your work? I wouldn’t say that being a mother inspires my work, but rather it has changed absolutely everything about me and because

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of that, I am inspired to be so much greater than I was before having kids. They inspire me to work harder, think smarter, feel deeper and I can multi-task like it’s nobody’s business. All of those qualities make me a better designer and marketer. Being a mother has added a whole new dimension to my creativity and I feel so blessed to be able to be both a professional and a mom; despite my constant exhaustion. How do you balance being a supportive wife to a successful horse trainer, a great mother, and a successful businesswoman? There really is no balance when you are trying to do more things than you have time for in a day. I don’t sleep very much—three to four hours a night— and that certainly helps in getting more accomplished in a day. While most people are sleeping, I’m up working and creating. What I try to do to keep everyone happy and the boat sailing smoothly is I prioritize everything and tend to the things that need my attention at that very minute. Not everyone needs me all of the time so I focus

on what needs to be done at that very moment. Jim is also an extraordinary father and he helps keep the balls in the air. Our relationship is very well balanced and deeply rooted and that helps us both in our professional lives. And while I am a horse show widow for a good portion of the year, that has actually become a positive element in our lives—my window of opportunity to work on things that I put on the back burner when he’s home. Silly stuff really, like redecorating a room in the house or landscaping areas of the farm … I like to surprise him when he comes home from horse shows. How did you get started in design work? I’ve always been creative. It is a God-given talent. When I was a child, I loved to draw and write. I could always envision something that I wanted to create, but sometimes my tools (or lack of knowledge in how to use them) caused my limitations. After high school, I worked for a company that had an in-house graphic designer who created art on a relatively new electronic called a desktop

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computer. I knew right then that that’s what I wanted to do. All I needed to do was to learn how to use the computer. I took design specific software classes and eventually became a graphic designer in the company. When I was ready to grow, I answered a newspaper help wanted ad for an equine publication. I worked for AHW for several years and with Jim’s encouragement, started my own design business in 1999.

different from the masses, sometimes unpredicatble. As soon as you become predictable you become the opposite of memorable, which is forgettable.

Do you relate to the breeder, the trainer, or simply the enthusiast when it comes to the Arabian horse? I am fortunate to be able to relate to all of these individuals because I am (in some respect) all of those individuals. With my husband being a trainer, I understand the marketing perspective of trainers. Together we have bred many horses so I understand the excitement and expectations of the breeders. I am able to take all of those relatable experiences and use them for my client’s marketing. It’s much easier to define a marketing plan when you have first-hand experiences with the things you are going to promote.

• If you aren’t getting the results you want from your advertising then make a change. Change the look and theme of your ad campaigns, website, and brochures. Get a different photographer to capture fresh new images. Don’t let yourself get stuck in that invisible space because you’ve always done it that way. If you are serving the best scrambled eggs in town, but everyone is tired of eating them, then it’s time to serve up some pancakes. You will continue to be the same great restaurant (your brand) just with a new flavor.

What do you think is to come in the future of marketing? I think is it so exciting to envision the future of marketing. Our platforms have changed dramatically in the past 10 to 20 years … 20 years ago, we barely had the internet and 10 years ago we didn’t have social media. So where we might be in 10 more years is almost mind-blowing. I would predict that we will continue to see a surge of social engagement, but with a much higher level of multimedia. Static print ads will take a backseat to interactive, 3-D marketing. With the progression of technology, we are able to instantly interact with just about anyone we want. And that connection is a very positive force in our industry. What are pieces of advice that you give to your clients? • Whether you are an individual or a farm, promoting and marketing your brand is so incredibly important. Horses will come and go. Trainers will come and go; but your brand always needs to be constant and at the front of the line. • Dare to be different. The key to successful marketing is being memorable. You don’t have to have the best product or the greatest horse or have the barn that hangs the most ribbons to be successful, but you must be memorable. And to be memorable, you have to be

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• Don’t be afraid to color outside of the lines and take a non-traditional approach to design and marketing. In a field of white sheep, the black one is always going to catch your eye first.

Where do you see yourself in 10-20 years? I see myself in a very similar position I’m in now—“playing” on my computer (that’s what my family thinks I do), writing, and capturing moments with a camera. Hopefully, I will be able to do all of these things without the stress of deadlines. In 10 years, I will have kids in high school and college, so with that will come some freedoms that I don’t have right now. I have big dreams and aspirations that I hope to live long enough to make happen. I have the characters of a screenplay making constant conversations in my head that I hope will move out and into my computer. Ideally it will be a movie or maybe just a book. With technology advancing and changing, I’m always reinventing myself and adding new tools to my creative toolbelt. Last year I took the plunge into to web design and that has been very exciting. I look forward to the future possibilities of developing more interactive web designs. My oldest son is a gamer and he’s got the creative bug as well so, together we might develop video games. Last year I launched a non-horse related website, girlfriendsfavoritethings.com, that is taking me down an unexpected road and there have arisen a multitude of opportunities with that which I am exploring. But whatever I end up becoming when I grow up, it will be in the creative field. It’s the talent God has chosen for me and the gift that I gratefully give back to the world. n


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AmAteur Spotlight ... JESSICA MALDONADO

What makes you happiest? Being together with friends and family makes me the happiest. Nothing better than having my whole family together, especially when it's at a horse show! I've always strived to be a unifier that can find commonalities in people and bring everyone together, so getting large groups of people together to enjoy horses also makes me happy, even if the people don’t necessarily know each other. Which living person do you most admire? My parents, they have both taught me so much. Now that I have my own child, I realize more and more every day what they taught me and how much they sacrificed for me to be able to follow my dreams. While raising my son Tommy, I often try to remember how my parents handled certain situations because now, even though I didn't agree then, I realize they were right. My parents are probably sick of me after all the time we have spent together since Tommy was born, but I don’t want to take for granted how lucky I am to have them just a phone call away! What is your motto? “Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking.” —JC Watts I have loved this quote for many years because it can apply to so many things in my professional and personal life, as well as my volunteer time spent in the Arabian industry. It can be disheartening to know what people may do or say behind closed doors, but I find comfort in living life to the fullest and knowing that I can always look at myself in the mirror and know that I gave everything 100%.

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What is your most treasured memory with the Arabian horse? Honestly, any memory that includes my whole family, whether at a show or just a day at the barn. I have been very fortunate that my whole family has the same horse addiction as me, and that my sister Stephanie and I have such wonderful parents that have supported that addiction all these years. If you could show one horse from the past, who would you show and why? This might sound cheesy, but I would give anything for one more ride on my once-in-a-lifetime horse Dancing Shoes, aka “Buddy” who I lost at the age of 25 a few years ago. I am blessed with a lot of great horses, but nothing will quite ever be the same as my equitation days


with my big grey partner. Looking through those white ears and trotting into the coliseum in Oklahoma City during Youth Nationals in the 90s will be an experience I will never forget. Smelling the wood chips, the butterflies in my stomach, and feeling the cool A/C hit us as we passed through the “Gateway of Champions” entryway is a feeling I have not experienced since then. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why? Healing—whether it's family and friends of the two or four-legged kind, I wish I could heal anything that's ailing them, both physically and emotionally. What would be your ultimate dream job? I’m still trying to figure out exactly what I want to be when I “grow up,” but I have been blessed with amazing career opportunities since I graduated from college that combine my love of politics with my passion for writing and public relations. While my two jobs since college graduation may not be my final dream job, they are pretty darn close to it! Who has had the biggest influence in your involvement with Arabians? I rode with Lori Ross my entire youth career (and still value her help along the rail!) and can honestly say she has had the most influence. Starting at a young age, she taught me not only equitation, but how to really ride a horse. She was also heavily involved as a judge and a volunteer for the Iowa club, and I learned so much about the rules and our industry at an early age. She is well respected in the industry for her honesty and integrity, and I'm proud to still call her a friend.

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What piece of advice would you give to the 10-year-old version of yourself? It gets better! My walk-trot years were less than glamorous with lots of purple and brown ribbons. I also had a few tough horses when I was young before Buddy and I found each other. Those tough horses all made me a better rider, but at the time it was hard to see the future benefits of the current struggles. What have you learned from riding and showing that has helped you in other areas of your life? Hard work, dedication, humility and perseverance. I am fortunate to have some coveted silver trophies and rose blankets sitting at my house, but those types of awards in life are few and far between. Whether in the show arena or other areas of my life, passion and dedication are necessities for every day, not just the days you might get recognized for it. It’s important to work hard every day and persevere through all of life’s bumpy rides. I truly believe that hard work always pays off, even if it’s in surprise ways that you never imagined. Special thanks and appreciation to: My parents, Lori Ross and her mom, Mary Ann, for the best equitation career possible; Leon and Kim Matthias for years of horse and breeding expertise and, of course, Shan Wilson, for putting up with our crazy family and turning the babies we breed into amazing show horses! n

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Mark Miller & The King’s Horses by Elizabeth Kaye McCall

When the owner of Al-Marah Arabians tells a story, grab a cold drink and climb in the golf cart . . . you’re in for a memorable afternoon.

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rowing up as Bazy Tankersley’s son amidst hundreds of Al-Marah Arabians, was anything but ordinary. Even so, owner Mark Miller’s recollections of an ocean voyage bound for Libya, seems more like pages from family friend and author Walter Farley’s fictional books, than a young man’s actual life. Mark was a 17 year old high school student when Texas oil tycoon Nelson Bunker Hunt bought two Al-Marah mares from his mother as a birthday gift for King Idris I (then king of Libya). Bazy chose Mark for the job of traveling alone with the horses from the United States to Tripoli. “I always kind of thought Mother was thinking of Alec Ramsey [the boy in The Black Stallion]” when she put me on that ship,” laughs Mark, launching into a mesmerizing account of his month-long trip at sea. Before the ship left port, an adventure was underway. Start at the beginning. What happened when you brought the horses to Texas? My uncle and aunt and I, drove the horses from the farm in Maryland (when Al-Marah was located near Washington, DC) down to Beaumont, Tex., outside Houston. After we got the mares in their shipping crates, one of them kicked the crate and put a splinter in her hock. We told Hunt that we had to wait for a month until the horse healed and he was not happy. He said in no uncertain terms, that he wanted me to go and doctor the horse on the trip. Back then, there was no way to communicate reliably to shore, unless you were much closer than we were going to be, so I said, “No. I’m not going to do it.” When Hunt said he was going to replace me, I said, “That’s your option. I’m not going to take a horse that’s injured already on an ocean voyage.” He was pretty mad, but eventually said, “OK. I was just trying to see whether you meant it or not.” I told him, “Yes, sir. These horses are my family. I wouldn’t take my sister either, if she were injured.” Did Hunt finally tell King Idris the horses were coming? He did, and the King decided he wanted a stallion and a

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mare (not two mares). The stallion was Al-Marah Sunny France, by the Indraff son Al-Marah Schahriar. The mare was Al-Marah Mlle Gazelle, by the Indraff son Al-Marah Radames. So, you left port for Libya with a stallion and a mare to care for on a ship? Right. It was a tramp steamer, a pretty old rusty ship used to ship oil. The horses were each in their own 12 x 12 box stalls on deck. Of course, I had a medical kit and obviously, had to be able to do an IV shot and suture horses, if needed. I’d trained to do this in case anything happened, but certainly didn’t want to have to use my training because there was no one on the ship that knew anything about a horse, but me. Did the horses stay in their stalls the whole trip? Absolutely! I massaged their legs for hours each day to make sure their circulation was good. They never laid down the entire trip. We were on that ship for 30 days. I understand the journey was hardly a luxury cruise for you … I was so concerned about the trip before I left, I forgot to bring a book! Thirty days and no one on the ship spoke enough English to carry on a conversation. They spoke Finnish. When I got home, I knew how to count to 13 and how to say, “Clubs, hearts, spades, diamonds, and no trump,” in Finnish, because we played bridge constantly. We stayed the night in Gibraltar and refueled, before we finally got into Tripoli. Apparently, things got rather exciting, once you arrived … When we got to Libya, the crate operator was a clown. They went to take the horses off the boat and the first crate came off too fast. When he stopped the crane, the crate kept going and instead of following it with the crane arm, he stopped. It came back and hit the side of the boat, hard enough to knock the horse off its feet. I was waiting for the crate to fall apart and trying to figure out how I was going to fish this horse out of the bay. Thank God, the man who built the crates in Texas made them so solidly,


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they could have survived a shipwreck. The structural integrity wasn’t compromised. We finally got the horse on the ground. The stallion was scratched up a little bit, but OK. I had these horses in perfect condition until this crate operator got hold of them. It wasn’t done maliciously, but they were not in the Houston league of handling anything fragile. The crate operator who loaded the horses in Texas could have had eggs under their feet and they wouldn’t have broken anything. Would you tell us about meeting the men who came for the King’s horses? Back then, only bad guys wore black cowboy hats. If you wore one, it was kind of a sign that you didn’t know what you were doing. So, of course, I wore a black cowboy hat (on purpose) because I thought it would give me a certain advantage. I had on my cowboy boots, jeans, shirt, and the hat when a fairly overweight interpreter showed up. He was not in any kind of good shape. A couple people were going to take the horses to the King, so the interpreter came up to me and the trainer was along with him. The trainer was about the size of a jockey, a little guy. The stallion had a “trick” that he’d do. He was about four years old, and I don’t know where he learned it, but if he got a new handler, he’d rear up. If you were afraid of him and backed away and gave him some lead rope, he’d turn around and try to kick you. But, if you just grabbed his halter and pulled him down and said, “No!” that was it; he’d never try to do it with you again. I explained this to the interpreter, so he could tell the trainer as I thought it was really important for him to know this. What happened? I’m absolutely certain to this day, that when I was saying this to the interpreter, he was telling the trainer, “This stupid American kid thinks he knows more

about horses than you do and I’m not going to insult you by telling you.” So unwarned, the trainer goes up, grabs the horse, and he rears up. He backs away from him and gives him some shank. The horse turns around and hits him in the stomach with both feet. He flew through the air and the stallion took off. The stallion wound up, Gods truth, in a strawberry patch! I took off after the horse since I figured everybody might be afraid to grab him at that point and I needed to get the stallion out of trouble. I was getting the horse out of the strawberry patch when this interpreter showed up, panting like he just ran the 440 [sprint race]. In between the panting, he said, “Tell me again, what did you say?” Did you actually meet King Idris? I had the chance to do so, but I had to choose between going home to our auction and seeing the king. It was no decision; I went home to be at Al-Marah’s auction. And I’ve often wondered whether the horses managed to survive, after Qaddafi took over. n Al-Marah Arabians is owned by Mark Miller, founder and owner of the world-famous Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction, which closed Dec. 31, 2013, so he could continue the family legacy—Al-Marah Arabians. Headquartered in Clermont, Fla., on an 80-acre lakefront farm outside Orlando, Al-Marah is the principle breeder of the Arabian horses first gathered from the desert 200 years ago by Abbas Pasha in 1815. The oldest privately-owned band of Arabians in the world, Mark is the sixth person in the third family, to have control of this herd. Mark’s mother, the late Bazy Tankersley, started breeding Arabian horses in the late 1930s, and founded her Al-Marah Arabian Horse Farm in Tucson, Arizona, in 1942. Al-Marah Arabians added the horses from Crabbet Stud and Hanstead Stud to their herd in 1956.

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GUEST EDITORIAL:

A Lesson On The Integrity Of Maintaining The Character Of The Arabian Breed by Dick Adams

We have a unique breed of horse that has a highly functional quality and ability, not a functional quality and ability that has been categorized as a “ breed” of horse.

Long before man controlled the breeding of the horse, the horse adapted to its environment, and that environment dictated the survival quotient of the individual. The individual that survived with the most vigor became the most prolific pro-creator. But, the old adage of, “The strongest survive”… can only be partially true. The most adaptable survived! This is “natural selection.” When we bring in the human factor of “artificial selection,” we intercede with environmental evolution. 434 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

What we have is genetic control creating a situation for the horse representing less need for adaptation to its environment, and more adaptation to the needs and desires of the human. When we consider the term “artificial selection,” we must not misinterpret the realities of the process. With artificial selection, there are no gradual progressions of evolution that involve minute reactive changes over hundreds of years. What actually happened was an outline of pulsating/surging events that placed emphasis


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on and demanded change; all relative, primarily, to parallel the cultural development of custodial mankind. Simply because of this rapidly changing domain, the harshness of the environment, relative to predator, terrain and natural climate, became less and less relative to species survival. With this, an ever changing progression of man-made events would strongly inf luence and deter the “natural” selection of the Arabian horse breed. The Arabian horse was unique to other breeds of equine, primarily, because of their close association to man. Nowhere in recordable time has both man and horse been so truly dependent on each other than the Bedouin Tribesman and the Arabian horse. It is well documented how the Bedouin developed a joint venture of cohabitation, cooperation and service with this unique horse that far surpassed the dependent relationships of the other nomadic mounted tribes of Native American, or Asian Mongolian. Genetically, there is no difference in the physiological and inherent processes involving artificial and natural selection. While natural selection allows the environment to act as a screening system that will allow only certain distinctions to pass, we/man designate the term “artificial” when human inf luences have a significant effect on the developmental process of a certain group or species. Artificial selection or selective breeding describes intentional breeding for certain traits or characteristics.

Artificial Selection Can Also Produce The Unintended An example: The casual exploitation of artificial selection has become very common in the Arabian breed. It has allowed for certain traits to be tolerated; traits that would have, previously, been detrimental to an individual’s survival. This can be noted in the abnormal hoof development as seen in the concave anterior hoof wall of the compressed “club” foot syndrome. This is a syndrome! In medical genetics (the specialty of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders), it is the collection of traits and symptoms that are observed in, and characteristic of a specific condition; a dished or “club” foot. A specific physical condition where the underlying genetic cause has been identified, and the

collection of symptoms have a pathogenetic relationship pertaining to the genetic cause of the condition. A condition that, without corrective and counteractive shoeing techniques, would greatly contribute to chronic unsoundness and a severe decrease in the survival ability and, therefore, a decrease in the individual’s capacity to transmit the fault to offspring. A condition that when physically corrected, often allows for an individual to appear more aesthetically “correct” and more appealing as a breeding and/or show animal. This malady is unseen in wild horse herds, simply because those aff licted would have become the least vigorous for survival and, therefore, the least probable to affect the genotype and phenotype of the herd’s future. So we see that man’s inf luence on the development of the horse was the change from evolution’s gradual inf luences, to man’s rapid selectivity and diversion to need. Man’s control of the horse brought the human aspect of need directly into the equation. Man was quick to see how, by controlling the mating of select individuals, their offspring would have a high probability of having those desirable characteristics. Man was soon to realize that by controlling the environment of the horse, it would become much more compliant with his needs. “Beast of burden” or “service animal;” no matter what the term, purposeful use was the intent. I’m not sure that the first man to domesticate a horse looked at it and thought, “That is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen!” My guess is that the first animal that man attempted to ride and actually rode was not a horse. And, when the horse initially became of practical use to man, its conformation had great need to develop into a suitable mount. I think it would be fair to say that man’s selective inf luence hastened the development of equus to the point that it became efficiently useable for draft and/or riding. The reality of it: there is no more diversity seen within any species than in that of the numerous breeds of the horse! While genetics are the digital input into the makeup of the individual, domestication’s environmental inf luences and attitudes are the analog input. Analog, as the faint audible “hiss” on a recording’s tape, compared to the “clean” absence of noise of the digital product. Volume 46, No. 1 | 435


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One would imagine that two of the first selective preferences were the most obvious visuals of color and coloration. A breeder would note a particular color or color pattern in a certain individual and create matings that were of desired relevance. Once this pattern was successful, it was continued to the point where possibilities became probabilities. What environment did was suggest man breed individual to individual for specific traits that were of value to his needs, not the horses. So, the Arabian horse was bred for thousands of years to provide services for a master who, refused and experienced much less change than his horse did. This area of input of the Bedouin’s inf luence on the Arabian horse had to be the great religion of Islam. The Muslim belief was one of Islam’s supremacy of all other religions. Their servitude was the martial reaction to the Koran’s dictate for Muslim domination. The very demeanor of the Arabian horse suggests its value to this purpose. The Bedouin’s principle was to establish the word of Allah, most often by the introduction of elimination through warfare. Their vehicles of mobility were the camel and the horse. While the camel had its values of endurance, meat and milk; what it lacked was the expression of intensity and an agility to perform diagonal and lateral movement. Therefore, the Arabian horse was bred and nurtured to be a war horse; closely associated with his master. Intelligence within an unbelievable endurance and stamina; all in a highly maneuverable package that could be sustained on a menu of scarcity—a dutiful efficiency! The point being: these Arabian horses are special. They were back then, and they still are now. The predisposition for a domestication of sincere interaction can be attributed to generations of the selective breeding process of the Bedouin. The 9th century Arabic poet Al Mutannabi wrote, “ The best place to be found on earth is on the back of a galloping horse. “ The “horse” he was referring to was, of course, the Arabian. He also versed, “If you have seen nothing but the beauty of their markings and limbs, their true beauty is hidden from you.” In another, “Riding the two most beautiful horses in the world; the

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horse of passion and the horse of poetry.” How could it be stated more eloquently? And the less poetic and laconic syntax of Homer Davenport, “Nature, when she made the Arab, made no mistake.” The conclusion and reality of Davenport’s statement must be shifted away from nature to the inf luences of man. One expression of “Creationism” and one of “Darwinism.” Yet, we must conclude that creationism, through the hand of Islam, created the Arabian horse. How much do we care to change these feelings? How much right do we have to change the image that inspired these quotes?

A Logical Theory For The Beauty Of The Arabian Horse From the Bedouin’s perspective, if we look at an environment that is so consistent and ever enduring that its only changes (for millenniums) were the subtle adjustments of seasonal warm to hot, then, we might consider the breed has evolved to maximum function. They would see no need for change. Then, we might conclude that the human quality desiring aesthetic beauty might have inspired the breeder to breed for beauty and disposition. This would be evident in the separation of images that we have for the “war horse” and the “tent horse.” Another consideration for the increase of the traits of intelligence and tractability of the desert-bred Arabian horse might be because of the need for such a close co-existence, which created a strong and continuing interaction that influenced the Bedouin’s selective breeding process to consider these two traits. The Bedouin Tribes soon developed specific “strains,” each having similar breed qualities, yet, all possessing a uniquely distinct quality or character of its own. From these “strains,” certain sub-strains were developed for convenience and specific purposes. And ultimately, from these sub-strains referenced as Keheilan, Seglawi, Abeyon, Hamdani and Hadban, came the future of the Arabian breed. The Bedouin held the horse of “untainted heritage” to the utmost value. Therein, lies the lesson. ■


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Things You Don’t Know About … Jim Lowe

1. The first horse I ever rode or handled was… a Morgan named Lady Morgan. 2. My happiest moment with a horse was… it’s a tie between winning the U.S. Nationals Western Pleasure with Zannsibar, and winning the English Pleasure with The Nobelest. 3. The first ribbon I ever won was… a fourth place ribbon in a timed speed and action race on my horse named Thunder. He is slower than lightning, which is probably why I got a fourth place. 4. My first influence in the horse industry was… Dr. James Rooker. I won a foal donated by Dr. Rooker in an essay writing contest, if you can believe it. 5. The first breed of horse involved with was… Saddlebreds. 6. The age I got involved with horses was… 9. 7. The first thing I do when I get to the barn is… walk the barn isle and check on the horses. 8. The last thing I do when I leave the barn is… sweep. 9. The greatest horse I’ve ever ridden is… Khatin Around, a Half-Arabian mare who hung a ton of ribbons on my stall drapes and gave me some of the best moments of my show career. She was with me for almost all of her life and died a few years ago in her thirties.

Jim with National Champion Western Pleasure horse Zannsibar.

10. The most gratifying part of my job is… riding and competing. 11. My favorite restaurant is… Mastros. 12. My favorite non-horse hobby is… basketball; although I’m better at watching it than playing it. 13. My favorite genre of movie is… shoot ‘em up action movies. I hate horror movies; won’t watch them. 14. When someone asks me, why Arabians, I say… I can’t imagine my life without them. 15. My favorite division to show in is… English and driving. 16. In my free time, I like to… hang with my family and watch ESPN. 17. Horses have taught me… compassion and patience. 18. My top vacation spot is… Cabo. 19. Few foods make me happier than… candy. 20. Without horses, I would be… LOST. 21. The piece of tack or equipment that I can’t live without is… long lines. 22. My childhood dream job was… to be a teacher or a sports coach. 23. My favorite breeding bloodline is… *Bask. 24. My biggest pet peeve is… people who are unkind. And dirty floors. 25. The most influential person in my life is.… Personally, my Shawn. Professionally, Tim and Marty Shea, and Stanley White. Volume 46, No. 1 | 445


Arabian Horse Competition & Camaraderie T h e I E A’ s A r i z o n a R e i n i n g E q u e s t r i a n Te a m by Catherine Cole Ferandelli

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orking western trainer Jessica Bein has always enjoyed having youth clients as an integral part of the Bein Performance Horses (BPH) “family.” Their business profile consistently promotes educating and raising awareness of the working western disciplines for riders at the beginning level through, and including, national level competition. Back in 2013, Jessica was presented with a proposal from then youth rider Josh Shino to take this profile and apply it to the high school rider by starting the

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Arizona Reining Equestrian Team (ARET). Jessica reflects, “Josh was concluding his years competing at the youth level. He was and is a very accomplished equestrian who shared with me the passion of bringing new riders to the working western discipline.” The proposal was unique to a “traditional” horse show barn. Instead of seeking new clients to bring new horses to BPH, this idea was to start an equestrian team through the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA). IEA is a national non-profit


that promotes equine competitions for youth riders whether or not they own their horse. IEA’s purpose is to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Since it’s beginnings in 2002, IEA has supported youth riders from all sorts of backgrounds. The common bond is the desire to work with a team and compete on horses chosen by a draw out of a hat! The IEA teams offer many English and western competitions nationwide. While each IEA team has a group of horses for riding lessons and practice, the teams’ horses “stay home” when the team leaves town for competitions. IEA teams specialize in a specific equine discipline so Jessica’s choice of working western was easy. Jessica says, “It was really a no brainer for me to develop our team with reining and western horsemanship competitions in mind. We had already been using a number of our ‘retired’ and non-retired national champion Arabian and Half-Arabian reiners for riding lessons. With that, the creation of the Arizona Reining Equestrian Team was right up my alley. We started the team in October of 2013 and it’s been growing ever since!”

Jessica goes on to say, “Our team is made up of riders from English, hunter and western backgrounds. Some had shown in western divisions, others had not. Anyone who knows me, quickly realizes my constant drive to expose the positive partnering of horse and rider, whether showing competitively or not. The IEA rules do not require a team member to own a horse. To join, our students pay a team fee at the beginning of the season. Team lesson fees go into the ARET account to support shows and maintain one lesson horse per month. This is a great program for youth riders of all skill levels and families of any income level. Horse ownership is not mandatory. Riders can grow into stronger riders, and advance through the very well-planned system of competitions from beginner to varsity open. Show fees are minimal. The expenses are minimal, but the commitment is high. Riders that may not have had the opportunity to show at a national level due to finances, can comfortably have the opportunity to show for national championship prizes and scholarships.”

Jessica also had her own youth equestrian team competition experience to draw from. She offers, “I was drawn to starting an IEA team for several reasons. I did Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in college and it was a great experience. IEA is the high school and middle school equivalent to IHSA. Given our youth rider clientele, it was natural at this point in our training barn to create an IEA Working Western team.”

The first show was in April, 2014, and in Jessica’s eyes, it was a perfect foundation for a bright future. Jessica delights, “We had a team come all the way from Massachusetts! At the time, one of the other coaches told me that they went to a local Arabian horse trainer to take lessons! They hadn’t shown Arabian horses before. Also they were worried about using romals, etc. At the end of the show, the coaches said they were impressed with the horses. Honestly, they had no idea that there were so many national champions in the draw, most of which are purebred or Half-Arabians. I felt it was a great way to expose Arabians to a new group of people. This year we have already hosted two shows and we will be hosting the zone 8 finals in May.”

Another goal was Jessica’s vision to create an IEA team with riders from multiple equine backgrounds.

Volunteer participation is critical to the ARET team as the entire effort is run by folks donating their time,

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Jessica and staff included. All concession food is donated to the host team for them to feed the volunteers, competitors, and spectators. These shows draw a great crowd of family members and friends. Multiple generations of families come to watch and rally on their team! The funds earned from donated concessions, including food and raffle items give additional funds for the team. Jessica emphasizes, “We also are always looking for volunteer horses and handlers. We need a show secretary, paddock master, etc. We always appreciate the volunteers, but we are constantly looking for more people!” Jessica is thrilled with the great exposure ARET has already proven to give for Arabian horses. “Although IEA is not breed specific, ARET and other IEA teams provide a great opportunity to raise awareness of the Arabian horse talent in the working western competitions— both in reining and western horsemanship.” Jessica adds, “The out of town team members who draw our Arabians are impressed with their talent and willingness to perform, despite the challenge of having a complete stranger on their backs.” The IEA Finals are held annually during the NRHA Finals every November in Oklahoma City. They are the ARET team’s equivalent of the Arabian Youth Nationals. Jessica is passionate about exposing her Arabian horses to this high level competition, “Our horses are dependable and talented in being able to take a brand new rider, go into the show pen and achieve a great performance. We seek to promote a top level competition, but equally important are the values our teamwork imparts to its’ members of sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and confidence building. These goals are fundamental to the foundation of ARET and IEA goals and values.”

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Who makes a great team member? In Jessica’s eyes, “The ideal IEA rider is passion driven. IEA shows are unique in the fact the kids draw their horse out of a hat and get led into the arena. They have to run a pattern on a horse that they haven’t warmed up on. So success is often dependent on the rider managing the quality of the horse drawn. Successful riders often have to overcome challenges such as a rough horse, or commonly a horse that doesn’t pick up a particular lead. The rider has to adjust. It’s very humbling for riders that are used to having a horse set up for them. Riders who can quickly partner up with their draw are ideal for our team. My favorite part of having the IEA team is the camaraderie. We have students from several different trainers, with different backgrounds. Some show Saddlebreds, open hunters, Quarter Horses, and of course, Arabians. Several don’t even own horses. Yet, given all these background differences, we have in a short period of time created a top-notch youth equestrian team. It’s been hugely rewarding as a professional trainer and it’s my hope that we can see more teams created through the IEA organization.” The IEA (www.rideiea.org) and IHSA (www.ihsainc.com) websites provide excellent sources with which to learn more about these equestrian teams. Take a look and consider participating by volunteering yours or your horses’ time to promote the ever versatile Arabian horse! n


In Memoriam

Donald Camacho, Jr.

Jessie Hoffman

Ruth Husband

Donald Camacho, Jr., 64, passed away April 19th, at home while working on his farm in Pleasant Prairie, Wisc. Camacho was a 30-year member of the Arabian Horse Association, a breeder, co-owner of Windrose Farm, and accomplished halter exhibitor.

Jessie Arlowene Hoffman, mother of Arabian trainer Larry Hoffman of Hesten Park LLC in Hastings Minn., passed away April 19th, in Crown Point, Ind., at the age of 92.

“It makes all the sense in the world given the gift of hindsight, that my now late friend Ruth Husband, named her very special colt Khemosabi. The name comes from Indian lore and means “faithful friend,” and that is just what Ruth and her husband Bert always were to me. When I was in the hospital last year, Ruth sent me flowers and then called to see if I liked them. When I told her what type of flowers they were, she let me know that isn’t what she had specified with the florist and immediately had the “right flowers” flown in from Hawaii to replace the others. That was my dear friend Ruth Husband, “recants Arabian historian Mary Jane Parkinson.

(1950-2015)

In 2001, Major Love Affair (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation) was just a filly when she captured Don’s heart while visiting Geneva Arabians. Under his ownership, she earned the 2006 U.S. Reserve National Championship in Halter Mares AAOTH and a 2008 U.S. National Championship in Halter Mares 6 & Over. She then became the foundation mare to Windrose Farm’s breeding program. Camacho was self-employed as the owner/operator of Don Camacho & Associates, a commercial food service equipment supplier, and served in the United States Marines during Vietnam until he was honorably discharged. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Lisa), six children, Michael (Susanna), Tiffany (Mike) Baldwin, Chad Clark, Kara Clark, Katy, and James; eight grandchildren; his mother, Nancy; a brother and four sisters. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Donald Camacho, Sr. A celebration of Don’s life was held April 25 with donations sent to The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund.

(1923-2015)

Arlowene, as she was known by most of her friends, was born February 17, 1923, and graduated from Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Ind. She worked as a secretary at U.S. Steel and Lake County Cooperative Extension Service; was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Crown Point, and a volunteer 4-H leader. Arlowene had a great love of dogs and horses, and was a longtime delegate at the AHA Convention, representing the Abu Arabian Horse Association club of Region 11. She is survived by her children, Judy (Richard) Katz, and Larry ( Jody) Hoffman, and grandchildren, Philip and Hannah Katz, Hillary and Matthew Hoffman, and Tesci and Garett Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Art Hoffman; son, Randy Hoffman; parents, Charles and Gertrude Yolanda Stiefenhoefer; and siblings, Chuck, Leta, and Eloise. Services were held April 22 in Crown Point, Ind., with donations made to: the Lake County 4-H Program, Hadassah, Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, or a charity of choice.

(1928-2015)

Ruth Husband leaves behind fabulous memories in the minds of many. She and Bert raised two sons and bred many beautiful Arabians including the legendary four-time United States National Champion Stallion Khemosabi++++//. His dam, Jurneeka, foaled a stillborn full brother the year before, which was a blow to Ruth, so when little Khemo, as he was called, came along the next year in 1967, he was much loved by a grateful and adoring family. Ruth Husband is adored not only by her immediate family, but by her family of Arabian horse lovers. As world famous Arabian trainer David Boggs puts it, “Whether it be for her positive and fun loving attitude, her bright red hair and big smile, or her fabulous Khemo Khartoon strip, Ruth Husband will always be remembered as a true gift to our beloved breed. She will be missed by all.” Volume 46, No. 1 | 449


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SEMINARS/CLINICS/SALES/ OPEN HOUSE/AWARDS

August 7-10, 2015, Saddle Seat Riding Clinic, William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri. Contact: Gayle Lampe, 573-592-4395. August 22-23, 2015, Arabian Foal Festival, Montanaro Farm, Los Olivis, CA. www.syvaha.com

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June 23-27, 2015, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, ID. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 25-28, 2015, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, KY. Contact: 937-962-4336. June 26-27, 2015, Pacific Slope H/J & Carriage Driving Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 27-28, 2015, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. July 2, 2015, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, ON, Canada. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 2-3, 2015, Region 6 Championship, Douglas, WY. Contact: Claude Clark, 406-388-3364. July 2-5, 2015, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, IL. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. July 2-5, 2015, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, VA. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 3-4, 2015, Region 18 Championship, London, ON, Canada. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 7-11, 2015, Region 3 Championship, Reno, NV. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288.

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July 7-11, 2015, Region 5 Championship and Pre-Show, Monroe, WA. Contact: 253-847-8842. July 8-11, 2015, Region 16 Championship, W. Springfield, MA. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 21-25, 2015, Region 17 Championship, Calgary, Alberta. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. July 31-August 2, 2015, East Coast Championship, Lexington, VA. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. September 6, 2015, Region 18 Sport Horse & Dressage Championships Offsite, Campbellville, ON, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-483-2239.

SHOWS JUNE June 24, 2015, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, KY. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 25, 2015, Tulip Festival Show, Richmond Fairgrounds, Richmond, ON, Canada. Contact: Lisa McGowan, lismcgow@netscape.net June 25-26, 2015, Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 25-27, 2015, AHANE 61st “BIG MONEY” Arabian Show, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. June 27-28, 2015, PA Junior Amateur Games I and II One Day Show, Centre Hall, PA. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 27-28, 2015, Island Classics Arabian Horse Show, Victoria, BC, Canada. Contact: Gerald McDonald, 250-722-2150. JULY July 1, 2015, Region 11 Pre-Show A and B, Springfield, IL. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. July 1, 2015, Markel Firecracker Classic, Lexington, VA. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 2, 2015, Region 18 Last Chance, London, Ontario. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 5-7, 2015, Region 3 Last Chance Qualifying Show, Reno, NV. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 6, 2015, Region 5 Pre-Show, Monroe, WA. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842.

July 8, 2015, Region 16 Hunter/Jumper Qualifier, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 9-12, 2015, Great Arabian Get Together, Randolph, MN. Contact: Leesa Berhow, 715-294-3092. July 10, 2015, Road Runner Sport Horse Qualifying One Day Show, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Rosemary Gordon Panuco, 520-797-6921. July 11-12, 2015, OVAHA Summer Sizzler II A and B, Springfield, OH. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. July 30, 2015, Eastern Arab Horse Show, Lexington, VA. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. AUGUST August 6-8, 2015, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-725-3864. August 8, 2015, Southern Cross Cutting Summer Spectacular One Day Show, Foster, OK. Contact: Kristina Garland, 940-580-0383. August 15-16, AHAM Summer One Day Show I and II, Mason, MI. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. August 21-23, 2015, Heritage Arabian Classic I A and B, Wakefield, VA. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. August 23, 2015, ASAAD Summer Fun One Day Show, Valparaiso, IN. Contact: Melanie Schuhmacher Forbes, 219-671-2461. August 27-30, 2015, CRAA Summer Spectacular Arabian Show, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. August 28-30, 2015, Annual Magnolia Summer Sizzler, Perry, GA. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. August 28-30, 2015, New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-561-1634. August 29-30, 2015, OHAHA Fall Show A and B, Wilmington, OH. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. SEPTEMBER September 3-7, 2015, Iowa Fall Classic and Gold Star Futurity, Des Moines, IA. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 4-6, 2015, Fall Santa Barbara Show, Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101.


Calendar Of Events September 4-6, 2015, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, MI. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. September 4-6, 2015, Silver Spur All Arabian Show, Hamburg, NY. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907. September 5, 2015, CAHC Southern Division One Day Show @ Latigo, Elbert, CO. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 5, 2015, Milestone Summer Show, Campbellville, ON, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, 905-854-0762. September 11-13, 2015, ABU All Arabian Show, Springfield, IL. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 18-20, 2015, CAHC Fall Show, Castle Rock, CO. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 19-20, 2015, Ringside Sport Spectacular, Lake St. Louis, MO. Contact: Ryan Chambers, 314-717-7683. September 25-27, 2015, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. September 25-27, 2015, Arabian Fall Classic, Eugene, OR. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700.

September 26-27, 2015, Equine Ventures Unlimited Arabian Fall Classic One Day Show I and II, Mt. Vernon, MO. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-725-3864.

ENDURANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE

August 8, 2015, Santiam Cascade 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Sisters, OR. Contact: Anna Sampson, 503-829-6002. October 15, 2015, Foothills Of The Cascade 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Molalla, OR. Contact: Anna Sampson, 503-829-6002.

NATIONAL EVENTS July 18-25, 2015, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. August 16-22, 2015, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. September 15-20, 2015, Sport Horse Nationals, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

October 23-31, 2015, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

August 14-16, 2015, Polish National Championships, Poland. Contact: http://www.janow.arabians.pl/en/shows/ September 25-27, 2015, Aachen National Championships and All Nations Cup, Aachen, Germany. Contact: http://vzap.org November 27-29, 2015, Salon du Cheval, Paris World Championships. Contact: en.salon-cheval.com *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho.org for additional international shows and information. Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates.

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Abel Family, The .............................................................................................8, 9 AHT Boutique....................................................................................48, 437-444 AHT European Summer Tour .......................................................................... 38 AHT Online Beautiful Baby Contest ............................................................. 429 AHT Subscriptions ..........................................................................21Reg9 (167) AHT U.S. Nationals Preview ..................................................................450, 451 AHTimes.com ...........................................................................37Southeast (87) AKS Farms........................................................................ 75-82Youth (301-308) Al Shaqab ..................................................................................................213-216 Aljassimya Farm................................................................................................... 5 Alvarez Arabians .........................................................................................12, 13 Arabian Celebration Horse Show ..................................................................... 34 Arabian Reining Breeders Classic .................................................................... 35 ArabianHorseGlobal.com ............................................................103Youth (329) Argent Farms ............................................................................ 2, 3, 9Reg9 (155) Arranaga Performance Horses .................................................... 109Youth (335) Avonlea Arabians ...............................................................................7Reg9 (153)

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Bald Hill Ranch ..................................................................18-19Reg9 (164-165) Bay Area Equine Vet Camp ........................................................ 121Youth (347) Bein Performance Horses ............................................ 124-125Youth (350, 351) Beloveds Farm .....................................................IFC, 1, 52Southeast (102), 128 Bisch Training............................................................... 135-138Youth (361-364) Bray’s Training Center, Inc. ........................................................ 105Youth (331) Burkman Centre .................................................. 52Youth (278), 83Youth (309)

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Cactus Rose Ranch ...................................................... 106-109 Youth (332-335) Caughell, Karen & Tony ...................................................................8Reg9 (154) Cedar Ridge Arabians .................................................................................14, 15 Chase Harvill Training Center ........................................................2Reg9 (148) Chestnuthill Arabians .................................. 49, 71-76Southeast (121-126), 127 ChriShan Park ..................................................................24-29Youth (250-255) Christy Higman-Clements Training............................... 69-74Youth (295-300) Colonial Wood Training Center .............22Reg9 (168), 17-21Youth (243-247) Copeland, Don & Connie ..................................................... 73Southeast (123) Crescent Creek Farms ..............................11Reg9 (157), 17-19Youth (243-245)

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DC Arabians .................................................................................... 9Youth (235)

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Ellis Arabians................................................................118-120Youth (344-346) Equidont Arabians........................................................................................... 145

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Feldman, Hannah ............................................................ 42-43Youth (268, 269) Finca Y Caballeriza De Albuquerque .........................116-117Youth (342, 343) Flood Show Horses.............................................. 196-200Youth (422-426), 427 Four Moore Ranch ............................................................................9Reg9 (155) Frank Sponle Show Training ......................................................................36, 37 Freewill Farm LLC .........................................................................16Reg9 (162) Frierson Atkinson ............................................................................................ 454

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Golladay Training.............................226, 1-8Youth (227-234), 130Youth (356) Green Acres Ranch, Inc. .................................................. 89-93Youth (315-319) GS Arabians .............................................................................75Southeast (125)

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Harris Show Horses..........................................................32-37Youth (258-263) Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ......................................................................................... 454 Hennessey Arabians .................................................................... 5Southeast (55) Hesten Park ................................................................... 130-133Youth (356-359) Hickerson Arabians ..................................................... 122-123Youth (348, 349) Highland Pride Arabians .............................................................. 83Youth (309) Honeysuckle Farm Arabians ................................................... 74Southeast (124)

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Irvine Training......................................................................... 53Southeast (103)

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J.T. Keller Performance Horses......................................145, 6-9Reg9 (152-155) Jade Creek Arabians .................................................................................. FC, 33 John White Stables ........................................................................ 51Youth (277)

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Kiesner ............................................................................. 44-49Youth (270-275) KRE Show Horses............................................................ 89-93Youth (315-319)

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Larry Shallcross Equine Attorney At Law ....................................10Reg9 (156) Larson, Claire & Margaret .............................................................................2, 3 Liberty Farms LLC ....................................................................... 96Youth (322) Liberty Meadows .......................................................... 139-146Youth (365-372) Loftis, Eric & Michelle ...................................................72Southeast (122), 204 Long Meadow Arabians ..................................................... 14-15Reg9 (160-161)

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Madden, Molly ..............................................................................64Youth (290) Magnum Arabians ....................................................................51Southeast (101) Maraba Farm.............................................................................. 49Southeast (99) Markel .............................................................................................................. 454 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ............................................................................ 454 Midwest ............................................................................................................8, 9 Musso, Linda ...........................................................................50Southeast (100)

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Nolan, David ....................................................................76Southeast (126), 127 Nolte, Paige & Diane .................................................................. 129Youth (355)

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Oak Haven Arabians .................................................................146, 1Reg9 (147) On Fire Arabians .............................................................................20Reg9 (166)

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Pawsitive Pawsibilities ................................................................... 97Youth (323) Pay-Jay Arabians .............................................................................................. 454 Perkins, Suzanne & Perry ........................................................................... 10, 11 Prestige Farms LLC ........................................................ 94-95Youth (320, 321) Price Performance Horses ................................................65-67Youth (291-293)

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R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................................... 455 Ralston Training Center ................................. 104Youth (330), 114Youth (340) Regency Cove Farms ........................................................................................... 7 Remington Monroe Equine LLC ...................................32-37Youth (258-263) Resident Realty Austin.................................................... 30-31Youth (256, 257) Rhapsody In Blue Stables ........................................................ 68Southeast (118) Rohara Arabians .......................................................... 50, 1-3Southeast (51-53) Rooker Training Stable ................................................126-128Youth (352-354) Rushlow’s Arabians........................................................................ 50Youth (276)

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Sage Performance Horses ...............................................................17Reg9 (163) Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Assoc.......................................................... 39 Sarah Parapovich Training.......................................................... 129Youth (355) Select Show Horses...........................................................53-64Youth (279-289) Setting Sun Stables ...........................................................96-98Youth (322-324) Shea Stables ...................................................................................................... 454 Show Season................................................................................. 102Youth (328) Showtime Training Center .................4Southeast (54), 22-23Youth (248, 249) Silfaun Arabians LLC ..................................................110-111Youth (336, 337) Silver Aspen Ranch ....................................................................... 68Youth (294) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians .................................................................... BC Stachowski Farms Inc.......................................................32-37Youth (258-263) Steiner Arabians International .............................................. 20Reg9 (166), 204 Stella Bella Arabians.............................................................................. 460, IBC

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Tamar Arabians Ltd ...........................................................12-13Reg9 (158-159) Ted Carson Training @ Butler Farms ...67, 68, 1-16TedCarson (69-84), 85, 86 The Brass Ring ............................................. 56Reg9 (202), 203, 99Youth (325) The Hat Lady .................................................................................................. 455 The Sheehes ...............................................................................48Southeast (98) Tshampagne Arabians ................................................54-55Southeast (104-105) Tyson Randle Reining Horses .................................................... 138Youth (364)

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Vallejo Ranch LLC .......................................................................... 3Reg9 (149) Vicki Humphrey Training Center ................................... 12-16Youth (238-242)

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Weddle Training Stables ................................................. 30-31Youth (256, 257) Western Cross Arabians & Pintos .......23Reg9 (169), 112-115Youth (338-341) Westridge Farms .......................................................................... 134Youth (360) Wilkins Livestock Insurers ............................................................................. 455 Wilson Training & Bloodstock .....................................14-16Southeast (64-66) Winter Sky Ranch ................................................................... 53Southeast (103) Wolf Springs Ranch .................................................84-88Youth (310-314), 428 Volume 46, No. 1 | 459




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