Arabian Horse Times March 2010

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March 2010

Contents 44

2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Show—A Preview by Linda White



Cover Story: DA Valentino by Mary Kirkman


The 2010 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show by Colleen Scott


The 2009 Arabian Professional & Amateur Horsemen’s Awards by Colleen Scott


The Alluring Magic Of Black Arabians by Mary Kirkman


Leaders Of The Times: Art Dekko TT And Tall Timber Arabians by Colleen Scott


The 2009 Arabian Horse Times’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner: PS Echo Domani by Mary Kirkman



The Arabian Horse In History—The Wahhabi Wars, Part I by Andrew K. Steen


In Memoriam: Jim Sirbasku (1939-2010) by Linda White


The 2010 Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Services Auction


*Aladdinn—A Legacy Of Greatness (1975-2010) by Christy Egan


To Geld Or Not To Geld, Part II by Joe Alberti


In Memoriam: Sultan Suzort KA (1985-2009) by Linda White


On The Cover: DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), owned by Stone Ridge Arabians. See story on page 61. 4 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Comments From The Editor


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


A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas


Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles


Calendar Of Events


Looking Ahead


Index Of Advertisers

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Comments From The Editor Little Helping Hands Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Mike Villaseñor Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 40, No. 10, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $75 two years, $105 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES •


There are two reliable “positives” for the future of the Arabian horse breed: the heartwarming relationship it enjoys with children and the celebration we call the Scottsdale Show. So, why not highlight both? Last month, we started a photo contest in our monthly E-newsletter entitled “Little Helping Hands.” This contest focuses on the interaction between Arabian horses and the young people in their lives. The response has been over the top, and the entries are impressive. I have attached a few of them below for you to enjoy, and if you have not signed up for our E-newsletter, email me at and I will be sure to include you on the list. Also, after you sign up, don’t forget to send me your entry for the “Little Helping Hands” Contest. All entries are published in the E-newsletter, and prizes are awarded to the winners (who are picked by newsletter subscribers) for the months of April, May and June. Also this month, we start our expanded coverage of the 2010 Scottsdale Show, which includes extensive coverage of the winners and the varied personalities who attended the show. In April, we will continue our focus on the competition, as well as highlight the parties, the open houses, the 2009 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards, and the unique marketing opportunities that the Valley of the Sun offers in the wintertime. Whether you were at Scottsdale or not, you won’t want to miss the April issue.

Kevin N. Ludden Editor

Marlekah (x *Fairview Klassique daughter) To be presented by Jeff Schall in 2-Year-Old Fillies in Las Vegas for Terri Gellin

2010 Fee $2,500 Incentives Available Multi-Program Nominated Sire SCID & CA Clear The Marhaabah Legacy Group Chris Anckersen, Manager 864-647-7588 .

Maahdallion M hd lli (x *Dakar El Jamaal daughter) 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten 2-Year-Old Colt Presented by Ted Carson for Chuck & Nancy Janosik

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Midwest Congratulates the buyers and sellers of horses offered in the White Diamond Collection Sale and new purchases to the Midwest breeding stallions in Scottsdale.

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Unbridled Love

Mulawa Arabians Oak Ridge Arabians Haras Mayed The Farm Haras Vila Dos Pinheiros Running Horse Ranch Eduardo Pires Barbosa Brookeville Arabians Mario Zerlotti Rinaldo Longuini Mme. Israa Waleed Giuma Ben Zaied Gemini Arabians Steven Miles Rohara Arabians Barbara Jarabek Freeland Farms Weston Farm Arabians Dan and Lori Whitt Haras Boa Vista White Rock Ranch LLC Rancho Las Potrancas Craig Demerly Les and Diane Van Dyke

Roger Moore Lutetia Arabians Fabio Diniz Aburrazag Habeil Desert Horse Production Regina Wifling Janusz Ryzkowski Miguel Boto Alena Janow Podlaski Reinhard Kurtz Al Hambra Arabians Great White London Strawberry Banks Farm Michael Womble Cedar Ridge Arabians Don Manuel Farm Jahangir Azimi Salim Mattar Michael Bills Ken & Joann White Paul Glans John & Sharon Ames

Eccentric Valentino

Rohara Martina

DA Joia

Dulcinea BHF Unborn foal


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Versace x DA Love, by Padrons Psyche 10 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

S I X - T I M E N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N


Congratulates . .

SCOTTSDALE CHAMPIONS ONITNELAV 2010 Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt 2010 Scottsdale Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1/1-4/15) 2010 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt ATH CAVALLI 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Colt 2010 Scottsdale Champion Yearling Colt (4/16-12/31) AL PATINO CRF 2010 Scottsdale Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Type Junior Champion Gelding 2010 Scottsdale Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion Yearling Gelding HVS BELLA VALENTINA 2010 Scottsdale Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Type Junior Champion Filly 2010 Scottsdale Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion Two-Year-Old Filly KFR FIORENTINO 2010 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH VALENTE LD 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Gelding 2010 Scottsdale Champion Two-Year-Old Gelding VALERIO 2010 Scottsdale Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (4/16-12/31) ECCENTRIC VALENTINO 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Three-Year-Old Colt VVALIANTE 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Colt (1/1-4/15)



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R S D D a r k V i c t o r y x Ta l o n s P r i d e

Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland


PROUDLY owned by Barbara Lynn Hunt

Sweepstakes Nominated Sire • SCID Clear Trained by & standing at Garlands • Tommy & Dawn Garland • Greg Peak 915 Dorset Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 • 804.598.3657 osteen / schatzberg photos M ARCH 2010 | 13

Apaladin x Sweetanticipation

2010 Scottsdale 1st Place Open Park with Mike Miller

Congratulations to our other Scottsdale Winners! Pretty Amazing - Top Ten Junior Country Open Premiere SCA - Top Ten Junior English Open

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi

2010 Scottsdale Top Ten English Pleasure Open with Tish Kondas


Come check out Goombay Smash and other national quality purebreds available at our farm for your consideration.


Goombay Smash - Res. Champion H/A English Pleasure & Top Ten H/A Park

U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Futurity 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Junior English with Shawn Rooker

Afire Bey V

ML Afire Dream DF Dream Weaver Pro-Fire

Fire Essense


BRA Quintessence

Huckleberry Bey Autumn Fire Aladdinn Clasix Dream Bask Prowizja Mikado Quintina

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(Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) National Champion English Pleasure

(*Padron x Anza Ramona) National Champion English Pleasure

(IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay) Scottsdale Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse



(SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance) AEPA Champion English Performance Futurity

(Baske Afire x CL Bay Love) National Champion English Pleasure JOTR

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(Baske Afire x Ali Cerise) National Top Ten English Pleasure AAOTR

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Champion $100,000 AEPA English Performance Futurity with Brian Murch WInning $40,000

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Beyberry Temptation by A Temptation Available for purchase

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Congratulations to 2010 Scottsdale winners bred by Cedar Ridge. Al Patino CRF Ames Aristocrat Ames Cassanova Ames Celebration

Ames Encounter Ames Jasmine Brass Glamor Shot CRF Barenaked Lady Lots Of Fire CRF

Miss Montana CRF Toi Gigolo CRF Toi Riston Top Brass CRF


Top Brass CRF

Ames Celebration

Brass x Ferachask Reserve Champion AEPA English Futurity Winning $20,000

Matoi x Ames Mirage Top Ten AEPA English Futurity Winning $5,000

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Al Patino CRF

DS Major Afire x G Kallora Top Five Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Futurity

DA Valentino x Alpha Phi Junior Champion Half-Arabian Gelding

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READ ALL ABOUT IT Baske Afire x Read My Mind 2/6/2005, Bay, Arabian Gelding 2010 Scottsdale Champion Country Pleasure Driving AOTD 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving Open PAJAMA PARTY MHR Nobility x Reedans Phire and Desire 5/08/2002, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Mare DA VINCI CODE Baske Afire x CH Spring High (two-time World Ch 3 Gaited) 5/09/2005, Chestnut, Half-Arabian Gelding

Congratulations ... To Cedar Ridge Farm on purchase of She’s A High Roller & Lady Machine To Smokey Mountain Park Arabians on purchase of Quintessential Fire (Baskghazi x Afires Quintina) To Mike and Joyce Micallef on purchase of Pucker Up PF (Baske Afire x Miz Marguerita V) To North By Northwest LLC on purchase of Admire The Fire (Baske Afire x Admirals Lotus Blossom) To Lisa Corese on purchase of Nobel Instinct PF (The Nobelest x Harghazi Fire CMF)



Prospects Offered For Sale SHE’S A HOTTY Afire Bey V x She’s A High Roller, 2/17/2006, Bay, H/A Mare PERI HEIRESS Periaptor x Pro Mahagony Lady, 1/21/2005, Bay, H/A Mare MESQUITE HEAT PF Baske Afire x Cactus Rose JK, 5/24/2007, Bay, Arabian Gelding ESPIONAGE PF Mamage x Empress of Bask, 2/25/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Gelding MD BELLAMESA MHR Nobility x MC Bellasera, 4/8/2007, Chestnut, Arabian Mare OUTLAWS EXPRESS Afire Bey V x Express Yourself, 2/24/2007, Bay, H/A Gelding CANT CONTROLLER PF Baske Afire x Shes A High Roller, 4/1/2007, Chestnut, H/A Mare MACHINE GUN FIRE PF Baske Afire x Lady Machine, 4/20/2007, Bay, H/A Gelding HORNS AND HALOS PF Baske Afire x Petite Sweet, 5/3/2007, Bay, H/A Mare Full sister to National Champion JB Hometown Hottie TORNADO WARNING PF Sir William Robert x Erinne, 4/17/2007, Grey, H/A Gelding

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A n s at a S h a a m i s x E l e t t r a


Make Arangements for your visit to Freeland Farms today and experience some

Shael Dream Desert x Psyches Premira

of the finest Arabian breeding stock available in the world.

Shael Dream Desert x Camelia K

Shael & Freeland Farms congratulates Sheikh Ammar of Ajman Stud on his beautiful Shael Dream Desert daughter Felicia RLC. Good Luck at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas!

Contact Pam Jump ~ 260-341-4047 ~

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*Ansata Najdi

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Maraysia like no other . . .

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Aysia, by Besson Carol) Presented by Ted Carson in 5-Year-Old Mares in Las Vegas

Weller Arabians 252-347-5580

Also in Las Vegas, Amir Marwan (Shakir El Marwan x Maraysia), a double Marwan bred grey yearling colt shown by Ted Carson.

Ted Carson 910-876-7332

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

The Truth Has Spoken 2010 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION 4 - Y E A R - O L D S TA L L I O N WITH




Proudly Owned & Bred By Patti & Mike Scheier P Scottsdale, Arizona


Manager Robert Long

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Making his international show ring debut,

Vegas Style

Paschal PA

(Om El Shahmaan x Paris To Rome)

Presented by Ted Carson in 3-Year-Old Colts Arabian Breeders World Cup

Owned by Horace Penny & Melinda Penny Canady Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina


Ted Carson 910-876-7332

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Owned by Al Mohamadia Stud HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahd Al Saud Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Dr. Bruce McCrea, manager


Abha Palma (Marwan Al Shaqab x Abha Ghazali)

2010 Scottsdale Supreme Champion 2010 Scottsdale Senior Champion Mare

Michael Byatt Arabians 7716 Red Bird Road • New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 • Fax: 979-357-2616

Conformation unaltered

Bred by Marieta Salas

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Conformation unaltered


Bey Al Gazal EKS

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Starbright Bey, by Gazal Al Shaqab)

2010 Scottsdale Senior Champion Stallion

Owned by Standing at

Michael Byatt Arabians Jeff & Robyn McGlinn • 1992 Great Northern HWY Bullsbrook 6084 WA Australia • Robyn McGlinn: +61417892192 • Todd Buckley, Manager: +61408757792 •

7716 Red Bird Road • New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 • Fax: 979-357-2616

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Owned & Bred by Royal Arabian Bloodstock William Jackson PO Box 3028 • Meridian, MS 39303 (601) 938-9980


Onitnelav (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah, by Marwan Al Shaqab )

2010 Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt

Michael Byatt Arabians 7716 Red Bird Road • New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 • Fax: 979-357-2616

Conformation unaltered

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Owned & Bred by Orrion Farms 280 Orrion Road • Ellensburg, WA 98926 Phone (509) 925-8850 • Fax (509) 925-8855 E-mail:


Magic Wan OFW

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude)

2010 Scottsdale Senior Reserve Champion Stallion

Michael Byatt Arabians M 7716 Red Bird Road • New Ulm, TX 78950 979-357-2614 • Fax: 979-357-2616

Conformation unaltered

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2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Show April 15-18, 2010


by Linda White


ow in its fourth year, the Arabian Breeders World Cup has exceeded its hopeful founders’ every expectation. By 2008, only its second year of existence, the World Cup’s financials were in the black. This is particularly impressive because, although the AHBA has 601(c) (6) nonprofit status, running a horse show requires no small amount of money. Moreover, the World Cup’s budget is extremely high, especially for a 250-horse show, says board member Scott Bailey. “Other shows, like Scottsdale and North America’s national shows, also have very large budgets, but those shows have 10 times the number of horses we do,” he explains. “We have 250, and we have no interest in increasing that number. Our emphasis is on purebred Arabian horses of extremely high quality. The World Cup is an elite, ‘boutique’ specialty show—a showcase for the world’s finest Arabian horses, as its name implies. That was our initial objective, and it has remained so. We have made a small profit every year, and our sponsorship numbers have gone up each year. “Our emphasis is on the purebred Arabian,” he continues, “because the purebred market needed a boost. Half-Arabians are very popular here in North America, but Europeans do not participate in the non-purebred market, nor do breeders and buyers in other countries. There are a few non-purebreds in Australia, but that is really the only place. Our focus on the purebred Arabian is another draw and confidencebuilder for the international Arabian horse community.”


The World Cup was established after the 2005 U.S. Nationals in Albuquerque, when a small group of halter enthusiasts came together to explore alternatives to North America’s existing halter competition. Those individuals’ first resolve was to create an event filled with the excitement, fellowship and good sportsmanship they had experienced at Arabian horse shows elsewhere in the world. Among that small cadre were current AHBA board members Steve Lieblang, Terry Holmes, Scott Benjamin, Jeff Sloan, Bob Boggs, Bob North, Scott Bailey and Carol Steppe. A second objective was to offer a judging system with unquestionable integrity, accountability, and easily understood evaluations that would attract international exhibitors. Such a system would be one that inexperienced audiences could easily understand. The founders believed that spectators’ clear understanding of judging as it was occurring would interest and engage the viewers immediately, and make them feel connected, in a small way, to the Arabian horses and exhibitors whose performances they watched in class after class, division after division. The European judging system the World Cup uses has several modifications. Each horse is presented individually, and judges evaluate and assign a score, or number of points, for a list of individual conformational characteristics, based on a defined standard (in this competition, the Gladys Brown Edwards Arabian ideal is used). In the classic European judging system, the head and neck are evaluated together, and

their scores are combined; at the World Cup, the head and neck are judged and scored separately. This difference has gone over very well with trainers and exhibitors.

back year after year. This horse show combines the best of both worlds. The World Cup is an exciting new venue for the Arabian horse.”

“Another popular variation is that with the classic European system, the winners are a foregone conclusion,” Bailey points out. “Everybody knows which individuals the judges are going to give top honors, based on which horses have the most points. With our judging protocol, rather than their selecting champions by point scores, the six-person judging chooses, or ‘votes for,’ their favorites in each championship class. That means the excitement continues.”

What is new for 2010? This year, the show features two individual Supreme Yearling Championships, one for fillies and one for colts. “The tremendous yearling participation we have had reflects the strong international yearling market,” Bailey says. “There is a big emphasis on yearlings here in North America as well. We will be offering a separate yearling championship, a junior championship and a senior championship. We have added a fourth day, Thursday, so that we could include classes for amateurs and for geldings.”

Is this unusual, almost stylized competition drawing the international participants in the numbers its organizers predicted? “Absolutely!” states Bailey. “Every one of our goals has become a reality. The fact is that this redesigning of strategy—this continual seeking to upgrade—works and is proving itself every day. In the past, legions of international Arabian breeders and enthusiasts would flock to North America’s largest shows to shop, but never to exhibit. This year, one sheikh who has never brought his horses to North America to show is bringing five horses! Another is bringing his stallion, who is well known all over the world. That speaks of a tremendous confidence in the legitimacy and integrity this show has come to represent, as well as its prestige. “Our sponsor participation is increasing as well. I got a call yesterday from a Belgian woman who has come here to buy but never to show, and she has never supported a show here. She requested a $5,000 VIP table for six! People all over the world now want to be here—with their horses. They are sending their absolute best animals to compete, too. “We came along at just the right time,” he theorizes. “In this country, our registration and transfer numbers may be stagnating, but Arabian horse ownership is increasing everywhere else in the world. International visitors love to go to Scottsdale, but Las Vegas has a special cachet all its own. The show’s location alone is glamorous, exciting, and a definite change of pace. The World Cup, set in Las Vegas, allows people to compete at an entirely different level. “On the other hand,” he adds, “we are 100 percent honest about the World Cup’s being an elite specialty show. That was our original intention, and we have no interest in becoming anything else.” Is prize money an exhibitors’ incentive at World Cup? “Yes, to a degree,” Bailey concedes. “Our futurity, for example, has paid out over $100,000 in its short existence. It’s the quality; the highest level of competition is here. That brings people

Other innovations and updates this year will include a Supreme Amateur-to-Handle Championship for the top fillies/mares amateur handler, and a second one for the top amateur handler in the colts/stallions section. New for geldings will be gold championship and silver reserve championship awards, plus bronze awards for the remaining top ten. Similar prizes will be given in all breeding championships. This year, the purebred freestyle liberty champion will go home with a $5,000 bonus. The 2010 show will hold separate classes for 4- and 5-year-old mares and stallions, and there will be expanded age division classes for amateur handlers as well. (Again, every horse competing will be a purebred Arabian.) Additional new benefits will come with the Premium and Platinum sponsorship packages this year, and new in 2010 will be Stallion Row. This popular concept has worked famously in other venues. Here, it will represent an opportunity for breeders to present their stallions to the discerning World Cup audience, both in the horse show arena and through live video feed, thus reaching thousands more Arabian horse enthusiasts worldwide. A series of promotional experiences and demonstrations designed to appeal to children again will be featured on Thursday, the fourth day added by show management to accommodate all the extras that have come with each year’s schedule. Board member Bob North told Arabian Horse Times last year that while the World Cup, now expanded, began as a three-day event, management is sticking to its not-too-early-nor-too-late schedule. This means having show sessions commence no earlier than 9:00 a.m. and conclude each day no later than 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. The show is in Las Vegas, North pointed out. Savoring a full hour for lunch is another of this unique event’s less urgent, more exhibitor- and spectator-friendly provisions. ■

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LLC Briana Junior Fillies of 2009 Psolitaire Junior Fillies of 2009 Magnums Grace WR Junior Fillies of 2009 Estancia W AHBA Futurity Yearling Filliies ATH GC Amarige Junior Fillies of 2008 Marwanna AD Junior Fillies of 2008 PA Livia Junior Mares of 2007

Our 2010 World Cup Contenders

RD Fabreanna Senior Breeding Mares / 4 Years of Age Fabian TRF Junior Colts of 2009 Faconnable Junior Colts of 2009 Apalo Junior Colts of 2008 Royal Conquistador Senior Breeding Stallions / 4 Years of Age For The Record KA Senior Geldings ATH

Andy Sellman 92 County Road F, River Falls, WI 54022 715.425.9001

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The world’s most glamorous Arabian Horse show begins on the red carpet.

Walk it at the Opening Night Breeders Gala T h u r s d a y , A p r i l 1 5 t h • 7 p m a t t h e

Arabian Breeders World Cup


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What Happens in Vegas …

Ends Up in the

Coverage The MOST COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE of the 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup show. Take this opportunity to PROMOTE YOUR WINNERS and


ISSUE of the Arabian Horse Times. DURING THE SHOW: Visit with John Diedrich and contact him at 507-461-1587


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Ushering in the next generation of Champions from Danielson Arabians



(Eden C x TR Copperclassique)

2010 Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt AAOTH with Ross Danielson Arabian Breeders World Cup Yearling Colts with Gary McDonald Arabian Breeders World Cup Yearling Colts ATH with Ross Danielson

6835 East Peak View Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85266 Gary McDonald 602-692-3204 E-mail: Holly McDonald 480-329-0737


Inquiries welcome Visit us in Vegas during the World Cup!

Ross, Terri, and Jonathan Danielson 3616 20th St. N.E Buffalo, MN 55313 Home 763-682-6399 Terri’s Cell 612-247-9842 Ross’ Cell 612-709-0121 E-mail:

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World Cup Yearling Fillies (jr.) with Sandro Pinha Gazal Al Shaqab x Vasnni El Lethyf by Lethyf El Jamaal

Bred and owned by Veronica & Greg Cowdrey & Mauricio Cuesta

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World Cup 4-year-old Stallions with

Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy, by Legacy Of Fame Multi-program nominated sire • SCID & CA clear Bred and owned by Rolyn & Judy Schmid Contact Sandro Pinha 480.226.0001, •


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BREED TO ONE OF THESE MEDALLION STALLIONS AND BE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW AT THE MINNESOTA FALL FESTIVAL! KM BUGATTI (Versace x Sanegors Lady D) LEGACYS RENOIR (Legacy of Fame x SC Psavannah) LM BOARDWALK (*Padron x RK Forever Amber) MAG K NITE (Magnum Chall HVP x TF Subroukapsyche) MAGNUM CHALL HVP (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP) MAGNUM PSYCHE (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) MAMAGE (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) MANCINI BEY SMF (Brandon Bey JCA x Marrissah) MARHAABAH (*Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal) MARIACHI WA (Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey) MARJESTIC WA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Miraga WA) MARWAN AL MAGNIFFICOO (Marwan al Shaqab x Pacific Echo) MASERATI WR (Marwan Al Shaqab x Aristokayte) MASQUERADE PA (Armani FC x Cazsandra) MAZKARADE (Dakar El Jamaal x Majalis) MCA PRINCE MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x MCA Eternal Secret) MILANO LRA (Parys El Jamaal x TF Klassica) ML MOSTLY PADRON (Padrons Psyche x HS Mostly) MMONSIGNOR (Justify x Liza Monelli) MPA GIOVANNI (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy) MR AMES CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska) NOBLE WAY (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire) NYN HISANI (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace) ODYSSEY SC (Versace x Latoura Echo) OMEL FIRST DREAM (Dreamcatcher SMF x Om El Jimala) PA SCIMITAR (Magnum Psyche x MA Unique) PARYS EL JAMAAL (Ali Jamaal x FF Pavielle) PPROVIDENCE (Echo Magnifficoo x Bey Amore) PS ANDIAMO (Marwan Al Shaqab x Sidcerelys Echo) PYRO THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW) RADAAR LOVE (Shahir IASB x Semply Irazistabl) RAZCAL BEY (Bravado Bey V x CA Rufflesnlace) RHR MARCEDES (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream) ROUGH JUSTICE (WH Justice x Nadjana Bint Nadir) RSA TROUBLESOME (Sirius Trouble x TF Psyches Angel) SELKET MARQUE (Marwan Al Shaqab x Selket Khamala) SF SPECS SHOCWAVE (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) SF VERAZ (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) SHADDOFAX (Justafire DGL x R-Colette) SHER KHAN AC (MCA Magnum Gold x SD Mimosaa Bey) SIR FAMES HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) SIRIUS TROUBLE (VA Sirius x Chaunceys Uh Huh) SOLSTICE (*Salon x *Passionate) STIVAL (Gazal Al Shaqab x Poloma De Jamaal) SUNDANCE KID V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar) TAF PENNANT (Piechur x Enna) THEE DESPERADO (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) TR ALADA LEGACY (Legacy of Gold x Alada Roses) UPTOWN FIRE (Le Fire x Uptown Gal) VCP MAGNIFIRE (Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi) ZEFYR (Sundance Kid V x Pattrice) ZIMMERON PGN (Shah Azim x Mimis Memory) Subject to change without notice.



*KORDELAS (Monogramm x Kabala) A NOBLE CAUSE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire) A TEMPTATION (Tempter x A Love Song) ADONIIS (Baske Afire x Coladina) AFFIRMMED (Magnum Psyche x Shimmering Star B) AFIRES VISION (Afire Bey V x Matoskette) ALI EL DIN (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) AMES CHARISMA (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage) AMIR JAMAAL (Ali Jamaal x Luz De Fe) ARIA IMPRESARIO (*Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) ARMANI FC (Eternety x Aires Bey) ART DEKKO TT (Audacious PS x HC Amareea) AUDACIOUS PS (Fame VF x Hal Flirtatious) BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea) BARRITZ SF (FS Ritz x ZBA Fire Foxx) BASKE AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) BESSON CAROL (Parys El Jamaal x Classic Krystall) BEY AMBITION (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) BH TORINO (Pimlico RCA x Galianna RCA) BRANDON BEY JCA (Versace x Hushahby Bey) BRIXX IA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace) CAIROS (Psymadre x LB Khourojable) CARNEGIE D (Besson Carol x Calamity Fame) CL SOLMATE (Solstice x MSU Beloved) COUTURIER (Versace x Evening Intrigue) CROWN MUSC (*Muscat x Crown Juel) DAKAR EL JAMAAL (Ali Jamaal x Sonoma Lady) D’CAPRIO PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Diva Girl) DON DE BASK (Don Ibn Bask x Staley High Cheri) DS MAJOR AFIRE (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia) EF KINGSTON (Padrons Psyche x The Dreamspinner) ENZO (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) ETERNETY (Sharem El Sheikh x Tomboy) EVER AFTER NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) EVG GENTRY (*Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele) FIRST CYTE (Out of Cyte x ROL Wild Flower) FM ECHOTA (Versace x Latoura Echo) FS RITZ (Padrons Psyche x WA-Miss Shasty) GEMINI VII (Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy) GEORGIO AF (Versace x Fortunes Ciara) GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue) GIACCOMO (Marwan Al Shaqab x G Shamaal) HEIR TO GLORY (Heritage Emir x NDL Esperanza) HESA ZEE (Xenophonn x Somthing Special) HEY HALLELUJAH (Huckleberry Bey x Hallelujah Bask) HJ FAMOSO (Magnum Psyche x Poetry SMF) ITS SSHOW TIME (Showkayce x Mystic Heirloom) IXL NOBLE EXPRESS (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) JULLYEN EL JAMAAL (*Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) JUSTIFY (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) JUSTTICE (Justify x Afire Storrm) KARAS ALADA PRIDE (Alada Baskin x Karas Shirgay) KHADRAJ NA (*Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)



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DA Valentino by Mary Kirkman The statistics alone are a knockout. In just 14 shows, DA Valentino has logged six national championships, four regional championships, and three Scottsdale wins (including the first-ever unanimous supreme championship). Three nationals judges told his owners that he was the most perfect Arabian horse they had ever seen, and one went so far as to comment that the U.S. Nationals trophy should be redesigned in his image. It is fair to ask: How does he top that record?

who trains the colt. “Conformation, attitude, presence, pedigree— everything.”

“Onitnelav is an absolute balance of DA Valentino and the Marwan daughter Royal Ghazallah,” says Michael Byatt, who shows the champion. “He has the most wonderful Valentino traits and the best of Marwan. That’s a cross to duplicate over and over; we’re really excited in our world that (Scottsdale Supreme Champion) *Abha Palma is going to be having a baby by Valentino later Amazingly, that is exactly this year. The cross has what he is in the process the obvious artistic value, of doing—with his foals. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love). and it looks good and And although it is too early feels good—blending the pedigrees is, I think, just a to say for sure, all indications are that he may succeed. Bred good idea.” lightly as a 2- and 3-year-old, he delivered his first sizeable foal crop in 2008. From that group came the 2009 U.S. “The last two times I led a Valentino colt, I was U.S. National Champion Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt National Champion (Vitorio TO) and Scottsdale Champion Valori TRF and U.S. National Champion Colt Vitorio TO. (Valerio, 2-year-old Colts of April through December 2008),” A few months later, at Scottsdale, 2-year-old Onitnelav says trainer Steve Heathcott. “Two different horses. That was named Junior Champion Colt, with the Yearling says it all. Valentino is absolutely producing the modern-day Champion, Cavalli, in reserve. They are all Valentino show horse. His foals are what is winning; they’re stylish, foals, and they were joined by so many others—reserve and they’re athletic. They’re necky and trotty enough for the champions, top tens and class winners—that DA Valentino, older-school judges, and they’re pretty enough for what’s so new on the scene as a sire, was ranked number two halter winning now. They are very willing show horses—you just sire of purebreds at the show in both points and number of stay out of their way and they pretty much show themselves.” winners. For Half-Arabians, he placed fifth in points and Heathcott adds that he is so impressed with DA Valentino fourth in winners. that he has two mares, one by Millennium LOA, bred to the stallion for next year. “Millennium and Valentino—that “Cavalli is probably one of the best yearling colts I have blends my two favorite worlds.” ever had the pleasure of touching,” says Sandro Pinha,

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For Dan and Maureen Grossman, who purchased DA Valentino in the summer of 2004, parted with him in 2008, and reacquired him this year, the success of DA Valentino’s get is gratifying. They never stopped believing in the stallion. At the time they purchased him, the Grossmans had enjoyed a long history in the breed—Maureen since 1960 (her family bred Arabians), Dan from 1980—but were on a self-described “reduced diet” of Arabians at the time they were introduced to DA Valentino. Over the years, they had owned several high-profile Arabians, including the influential sire Bey Shah, and Maureen and their daughters had shown as amateurs until the late 1990s. “We still had Arabians and enjoyed them,” Dan recalls of the early years after the millennium. “We just weren’t very active.” Then, in July 2004, the telephone rang. Midwest’s David Boggs, on a lead from Walter Mishek, had checked out a young stallion from North Carolina named DA Valentino. “He thought we might want to get back in the stallion—or at least, the colt—business,” Dan says. The Grossmans watched a tape Boggs forwarded to them, struggling with whether they wanted to devote the time and effort they knew owning a stallion would require. “After about the sixth viewing, we finally looked at each other and said, ‘What are we thinking? This colt is incredible.’ So we got back in, and we’ve had the pleasure and honor of owning and watching this horse explode into the Arabian horse scene.” Walter Mishek recalls his first glimpse of DA Valentino. It was at Region 12, the colt’s first show; recently brought in from the pasture, he had just started schooling. Presented by Rob Bick, he won the title of Junior Champion Colt. “He had such incredible quality,” Mishek says. “I told David this colt would be national champion.” Maureen and Dan agreed. “He had this aura,” Maureen says. “He has this amazing look to him, a combination 62 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

of his structure, his beauty, his mannerisms (he loves the show ring), his motion. He lights the place up.” “Haven’t you seen his wings?” David Boggs jokes. “Seriously, he is one of the most perfect Arabian horses of all time—six journeys to the national arena and six times champion, most of them unanimous. Quite simply, it is an experience of great pride and joy to present such a stallion as Valentino.” Like other Arabian breeders, Boggs watches with interest to see what the stallion’s influence will be. He likes what he is seeing: “Amazing shoulders and necks, and an abundance of type and charisma,” he says. The Grossmans were pleased from the start. As a 2-yearold, DA Valentino was bred to only two mares, and from the Magnum Psyche daughter JJ Princess came Prince Valentino SRA, who was sold to become a herd sire in South Africa. From a second foal crop numbering just a dozen, the couple welcomed Aphrodite SRA, a filly out of LL Albuferra. She was exported to the Emirates. And from another breeder, the DA Valentino son El Tino was named 2008 Brazilian National Champion Colt—so all indications were positive. Then in 2007, DA Valentino finally embarked on a significant stud career, and when those foals reached the show ring as yearlings of 2009, the impact was so dramatic that for now, the focus will be on his breeding career. “We won’t be showing him at every chance,” Dan says. “We’ll pick and choose a few more times during his life, but for the most part, his job there is done. He has already done his duty in the show ring. Now we want to see what he can do in the breeding shed, and see if he can be one of the great sires.” Already they are looking forward to showing DA Valentino babies. “We have a full brother to Aphrodite SRA now that we think is pretty good,” Maureen reports.


“He hasn’t been shown yet; he is just 12 months old. His name is Calvintino SRA, for our grandson Calvin, and he’ll be going to regionals. We have our fingers crossed that he will be as good as we think he will be.” Looking at how DA Valentino developed over the years, Walter Mishek admits that although he felt the colt had great potential, he never envisioned the level of success that was attained. “He grew up exactly the way I thought he would. He just got bigger. In my opinion, he was great as a yearling and he’s great as a 7-year-old— his show ring accomplishments prove all that.” Mishek adds another important factor in the DA Valentino story. “He’s been blessed to have equally great owners as he is a horse. It takes a great horse, great owners and a great trainer to do what he has done.” Describing DA Valentino’s future, David Boggs has a word: “Limitless,” he says. He considers the balance sheet, even this early in the stallion’s career. “We have now topped $4,000,000 in sales of his offspring.” For the Grossmans, the fascination is now in DA Valentino’s future of foals. “In addition to the Nationals, so many of his yearlings won in the regionals last year that he was easily one of the leading halter sires of yearlings in 2009,” Dan observes. The depth of DA Valentino’s halter contenders is validated by his pedigree. Not only is it populated with national champions, but it is also dense with national champion-producing bloodstock and nicks that have been proven successful. His Bey Shah sire line (through Versace and Fame VF) is one of the industry’s most accomplished in the halter ring, while his dam line personifies the cross of Echo Magnifficoo on *Padron—and add to all that an infusion of Ali Jamaal and El Shaklan, with a few dashes of reliable old domestic blood. “He exemplifies his pedigree,” Walter Mishek says, “and more importantly, he reproduces it.” “We love to see the babies he’s producing,” nods Maureen. “They’re smart, and they’re kind and willing and loving, and they have motion—all at the same time. They love people and they love the show ring atmosphere. They’re not fearful, but they’re excited and they have the animation in them. It’s great to see that.”

Dan Grossman smiles when he considers the big picture of their Arabian involvement—the horses they have seen, the great breeders they have known, their champions over the years. “I’m a rookie, comparatively,” he smiles. “I’ve been doing this for only 26 years, but Maureen has been involved in Arabians since she was a pup. We’ve owned several stallions—the Bey Shah sons Rave VF (a full brother to Fame VF), who sired a lot of great western horses, and BF Renaissance, who we purchased a year and a half ago from Lenita Perroy. And, of course, Bey Shah. We’ve paid our dues, and we’ve learned a lot in that time. Back in 2004, this horse did somewhat fall into our lap, but we’d been around long enough to be able to agree with David that he was a great one.” The years with DA Valentino ushered in a new phase in the Grossmans’ involvement with Arabians, and the past few months, as they have been reunited with him, have offered even more changes. If anything, they have realized anew just how deep their commitment to the breed is. “We’ve seen all the ups and downs in the industry over the past 26 years,” says Dan, “and we still love it.” Since ownership of DA Valentino never changed, Dan and Maureen Grossman feel that he actually never left the family. “We will be responsible for registration papers and any issues that come up concerning Valentino,” Dan says. “We will take care of all of his obligations.” ■

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Scottsdale Champion

Two-Time United States National Champion Senior Stallion Canadian National Champion Junior Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire

owned by: RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu Mexico City, Mexico United States contact: Johnny Downing 480-200-7618



Magnum Psyche x Halana, by Hal Gibby

Scottsdale Champion Eight Years & Older Stallion with David Boggs 74 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Scottsdale Champion


Taleed el Qardabiyah Magnum Psyche x Jamaara FA, by Ali Jamaal

Scottsdale Champion Five-Year-Old Mare with David Boggs 76 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Scottsdale Champion

Raherra *Rahere x Dyna HCF, by Don El Chall

Scottsdale Junior Champion Filly Scottsdale Champion Two-Year-Old Filly (4/16-12/31) with David Boggs United States National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly

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Scottsdale Champion

2010 Scottsdale Champion 5-Year-Old Stallion 2008 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt 2009 United States National Top Ten (5th) Junior Stallion 2009 Sahara Sands Spring Classic Grand Champion Stallion 2009 Scottsdale Reserve Champion 4-Year-Old Stallion 2008 Scottsdale Champion 3-Year-Old Stallion 2007 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Signature 2-Year-Old Colt Unanimous Buckeye Champion Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream, by Magic Dream CAHR



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Scottsdale Champion

Congratulations to new owner Haras Vila do Pinheiros

RUNNING HORSE RANCH Roger and Stephanie McMahon Cashmere, WA Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel, by Magnum Psyche



Scottsdale Champion Yearling Filly (1/1 - 4/15) with David Boggs 82 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Scottsdale Champion Congratulations to Rohara Arabians on their purchase of Rohara Matina Da Vinci FM x *HP Martina

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Martina ST Synbad x Hafati Bel Charm

Scottsdale Champion Mare Five Years & Older Mare AAOTH with Donny Morse

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Scottsdale Grand Champion

United States National Top Ten Yearling Filly Region 10 Champion Yearling Filly

owned by: GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, IL

Symphony of Love El Nabila B x HED Caramba, by Magnum Psyche

Scottsdale Champion Three Years & Under Filly JTH with Emma Boggs Scottsdale Grand Champion Filly JTH with Emma Boggs Scottsdale Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Filly with Rinaldo Longuini 84 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


DA Valentino x Kkissthestars, by NV Elite

Scottsdale Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt (1/1-4/15) with David Boggs United States National Top Ten Yearling Colt Region 12 Unanimous Champion Yearling Colt Iowa Gold Star Champion Yearling Colt

owned by: GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, IL

Scottsdale Reserve Champion

Canadian National Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Colt

owned by: RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu Mexico City, Mexico United States contact: Johnny Downing 480-200-7618

EccentricValentino DA Valentino x Amelia B, by Magnum Psyche

Scottsdale Reserve Champion Three-Year-Old Colt with David Boggs 86 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Scottsdale Champion

2009 Canadian National Champion 2009 United States National Champion

owned by: MARINO ARABIANS Anthony, AJ & Denise Marino Birmingham, AL


MillanAlways Always a Jullyen V x Milleah, by Millennium LOA

Scottsdale Champion Three & Four-Year-Old Gelding AAOTH with AJ Marino Scottsdale Grand Champion Gelding with David Boggs Scottsdale Reserve Grand Champion Gelding JTH with Emma Boggs 88 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

2009 Canadian National Champion Two-Year-Old Filly



Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah

Scottsdale Reserve Champion Three-Year-Old Filly with Rinaldo Longuini

owned by: MARINO ARABIANS Anthony, AJ & Denise Marino Birmingham, AL and OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, IL

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Scottsdale Champions

Shutup AndDance NDL Flashdance x Callaways Lyric

Scottsdale Champion H/A Gelding AAOTH with Terry Anne Boggs Scottsdale Champion H/A Gelding JTH with Emma Boggs Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Gelding with Alcides Rodrigues


Magnum Storm

Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse

Scottsdale Champion Gelding AAOTH with Terry Anne Boggs Scottsdale Champion Gelding Five Years & Older with Dagmar Gordiano 90 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Scottsdale Champion



Baske Afire x Flameworthy

Scottsdale Grand Champion H/A Mare S/P Type AAOTH with Jim Bedeker Scottsdale Champion H/A Three Years & Older Mare AAOTH with Jim Bedeker Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Four Years & Older Mare with David Boggs Scottsdale Reserve Grand Champion H/A Mare with David Boggs owned by: GEMINI ACRES • Jim & Sally Bedeker • Morris, IL M ARCH 2010 | 91

Scottsdale Champion



Scottsdale Champion Three & Four-Year-Old Colt AAOTH Scottsdale Reserve Champion Stallion AAOTH with Donny Morse

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Scottsdale Champion



DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds, by Magnum Psyche

Unanimous Scottsdale Champion Two-Year-Old Gelding Reserve Grand Champion Junior Gelding with Alcides Rodrigues

owned by: LES & DIANE VAN DYKE • Chandler, MN

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Scottsdale Reserve Champion



Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey

Scottsdale Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving AOTD with Terry Anne Boggs 94 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

owned by: TERRY ANNE BOGGS Elk River, MN

Scottsdale Champion


Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues

Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving with Silvio Domingues Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Pleasure Driving United States National Top Ten H/A Pleasure Driving Multi-Regional Champion H/A Pleasure Driving United States National Top Ten H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse United States National Top Ten H/A Futurity Gelding AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE owned by: OAK RIDGE ARABIANS • Don & Janey Morse • Freeport, IL M ARCH 2010 | 95

Scottsdale Champions


Scottsdale Champion Gelding Four to Six Years Old JTH Scottsdale Reserve Grand Champion Arabian Gelding JTH SYMPHONY OF LOVE

Scottsdale Champion Arabian Filly Three Years & Under JTH Scottsdale Grand Champion Mare JTH LL ALBUFERA

Scottsdale Champion Mare Four Years & Older JTH SHUTUP AND DANCE

Scottsdale Champion H/A Gelding Four Years & Older JTH Scottsdale Grand Champion H/A Gelding JTH ROHARA MADEMOISELLE

Scottsdale Champion H/A Filly Three Years & Under JTH Scottsdale Grand Champion H/A Mare JTH



Spring Fling APRIL 24 & 25, 2010

The weekend following the Arabian Breeders WORLD CUP SHOW. Join Sheila Varian 2009 BREEDER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER Arabian Horse Times Readers' Choice Awards & APAHA Horseman's Awards Enjoy seminars and demonstrations by Sheila Varian and special guest speakers, a presentation of our breeding stallions, mares and sale horses under saddle and at liberty, and enjoy food and fun surrounded by some of the most incredibly bred horses in the world.

We welcome everyone from potential breeders and buyers, to lovers of the Arabian breed, to those interested in the amazing history Varian Arabians has enjoyed for over 50 years. Join us April 24-25 at our Spring Fling

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MASTER JULLYEN V Champion Signature Yearling Colt SANTA BARBARA JUELL V Top Ten Signature Yearling Filly TOUGHER THAN THE REST Champion H/A Gelding JACLINE JAMAL JCA Top Ten Mare GA GWISZ JULLYEN Champion Western Pleasure AATR ANTHEM V Reserve Champion Western Pleasure AATR MONTICELLO V Top Ten Western Pleasure Jr. Horse SANTA FE BF Top Ten Western Pleasure JOTR/JTR SAHARA JEWEL V Western Pleasure Junior Horse AREZZO NL Western Pleasure Ladies To Ride FINE JEWEL V Western Pleasure Maiden Horse KHALUA JULLYEN V Western Pleasure Gelding SAN CARLOS JULLYEN V Champion Signature Hunter Futurity ACADIENNE NL Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse Mare




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Momma, don't let your baby (English trainer) grow up to be a Cowboy! Scottsdale 2010 ... The Adventures of Buckaroo Brian.

Thank you Brian for Great Rides ... Thank you Stuart Vesty for capturing the excitement!

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Th e 2 0 10 Scot tsdale Arabian Horse Show Story by Colleen Scott Show photos by Osteen/Schatzberg Candid photos by Jeffrey Carter-Mason and Results




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There is no better cure for the winter blues and no better transition after a break following the U.S. Nationals than a trip to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. The 55th annual show, held February 11 – 21 at WestWorld, proved that again this year with a healthy dose of the most talented riders and horses from around the country, stellar weather (for the most part), and a line-up of extracurricular activities to keep the horse enthusiast busy all day. From the moment one steps off an airplane or out of a truck and into the dry, warm sunshine that is Scottsdale, there is a feeling of excitement not only about the show specifically, but about what it seems to represent—the start of another show season, one full of endless opportunity. The show attracts the best of the best, whether they are former U.S. National champions or promising new youngsters. One thing is for sure about the Scottsdale Show, if you can compete there, you can compete anywhere. Judge Steve Lieblang, part of Panel 2 (judging mare and western) with Jeff Tracy and Paul Kostial, was very pleased with what he saw at the show this year. “I thought both the junior and senior mare championship classes were off the charts and had some slightly different styles, but equally beautiful mares. The western championships turned out to be some of the best I have seen in quite a while. They were moving forward true-gaited and had the Arabian expression that makes our horses unique. It was an honor to see some of the best of the best early in the year. Hopefully, we can move this breed forward, and back to some of the great distinctions that make the Arabian horse what they are,” he says. The attendance and participation of such a high caliber of exhibitors make the Scottsdale Show not only a great place to compete, but also to observe, learn and have fun. But there is even more about Scottsdale for an Arabian enthusiast to love. As Kristin Hardin, a hunter/jumper competitor who also spends a lot of time on the open circuit, says, “Scottsdale is like Disneyland, a carnival and horse show all in one. I don’t think there is another show like it in the world, no matter where you go,” she says. “Scottsdale is really a human-friendly show; it has a whole different feeling.” That indescribable Scottsdale feeling helped draw 2,250 horses from 44 states, four Canadian provinces and seven other countries this year. Taryl Pearson, the show’s executive director for 11 years, along with the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona Board of Directors, is always looking for ways to tweak and improve the show, whether that means changing the schedule, offering more activities, or diversifying the type of vendors on the grounds.

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The team is also always looking for ways to draw more of the general public, providing unique opportunities for them to learn more about the Arabian horse. This year was no exception. Children, admitted free, were able to sit on the back of a horse and have their photos taken, paint model Arabian horses, and enjoy an ice cream social. Says Jennifer Willett, who brought her 5-yearold twins, (pictured on page 106, upper right-hand corner) Jace and Jade, to the show, “It’s a kidfriendly place with lots of things to do. There are still several arenas we haven’t seen yet.” The twins took full advantage of all the festivities and were proud to show pictures of their very first time on a horse. Arabian lovers in the making? That’s the hope of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona. Proving that the Arabian horse’s attraction isn’t limited to the young, Cheryl and Richard VanPelt, (pictured on page 106, left center) a retired couple from Indiana, were spending multiple days at the show. Each morning, they’d be one of the first to arrive at the Equidome, equipped with a blanket to ward off the early morning chill. Attending the show for 7 years, Cheryl VanPelt says, “We wouldn’t miss it. They are such beautiful horses.” The couple had plans to bring their grandchildren to the show for the last weekend. Another attraction, the round pen demonstrations, is geared toward lovers of all horse breeds and disciplines. With a nod to the importance and global appeal of education, the round pen demonstrations were well-attended and covered topics that included: breeding problem mares; working with a challenging horse; sport horse rules; and endurance riding. When a show lasts for 11 days and includes several hundred classes ranging from working cow to in-hand to dressage and everything in between, one can literally be there for days and not see and do everything. Not only that, but every horse, rider, trainer, parent and friend on the show grounds has a story to tell. Here are just a few that we were able to capture.

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The Results At every show, there are the horses or even horse and rider or handler combinations that steal the show, capturing the audience’s hearts and imaginations. For instance, there was Emma Boggs … The junior to handle portion of the in-hand classes most certainly belonged to Emma Boggs (daughter of David and Terry Anne Boggs, pictured on page 108, upper right-hand corner). In the Half-Arabian In-Hand Geldings class, the powerhouse Shutup And Dance (NDL Flashdance x Callaways Lyric) didn’t disappoint, with the pair winning the championship title for owner Terry Boggs. Emma’s talent wasn’t limited to handling the geldings, as she was also successful with the mares. She led both the Champion, Symphony of Love (El Nabila B x HED Caramba), and Reserve Champion, LL Albufera (Bey Shahdow TGS x LL Alia), to their victories in the Arabian Breeding Championship for Mares and Fillies. Emma was also at the lead with Rohara Mademoiselle (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy of Love) when she claimed both the Half-Arabian Fillies 3 & Under and Half-Arabian Breeding Mares and Fillies Championships. With these types of wins at the Scottsdale Show, Emma seems to be lined up to follow in the successful footsteps of her father and uncle. Another highlight of the youth weekend was the naming of Madison Stevens as Youth High Point Out-Of-State Rider 14 – 17 for the third year in a row. Madison competed on both purebreds and Half-Arabians in hunter pleasure, western pleasure and show hack, racking up enough points with top performances in all of the divisions. Fellow barn friend Sara Esqueda (both girls ride with Cynthia Burkman) was named High Point Out-Of-State Rider 13 and Under with her rides aboard four horses in multiple divisions. Madison’s sister, Holland Stevens, wasn’t far behind, competing in multiple divisions as well. The two sisters enjoyed their first class together, the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under class, with Madison and Cowgirl Cool taking home first in the class and the roses in the championship and Holland paired with Capt Jack Sparrow PGA earning a Top Ten in the championship. The Starof Fame V gelding later won the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Half-Arabian Specialty Horse of the Year. (He also competes in side saddle.) The Arizona High Point Youth Award winners were Joshua Shino in the 13 & Under category and Amara Spizzirri in the 14 – 17 division. The Adult Amateur Owner winner was Ashley Toye. High

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point horses included Mister Hallelujah, owned by Linda Rupnow, in the purebred division and Born to Boogie, owned by Kathleen Weber, in the Half-Arabian division. All high point winners took home checks in varying amounts. New at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was the Celebrity Slide. Modeled after the National Reining Horse Association’s Celebrity Slide that pairs reining trainers and horses with rodeo stars, the Celebrity Slide at Scottsdale paired reining trainers with trainers from other disciplines with exciting results. The event was the brainchild of Crystal McNutt, who worked closely with Phyllis LaMalfa (a committee chairman of the Arabian Reining Horse Association) to see the new concept from start to finish. “We wanted to get other people from the show grounds to come and play with us for one night,” says LaMalfa, “people who wouldn’t necessarily watch the reining.” With huge crowds and a sold-out barbecue dinner, the event did just that. The participating combinations were: Eric Krichten/Brian Welman, Vicki Humphrey/LaRae Powell, Joel Kiesner/Tyson Randle, Carmelle Rooker/John O’Hara, Andrew Sellman/Russ Brown, and Jim Stachowski/Crystal McNutt. In a ride-off between Vicki Humphrey and Carmelle Rooker, Rooker ended up the winner. LaMalfa says plans are in the works to continue the event next year. The Arabian English Performance Association once again hosted its Futurity class at the Scottsdale Show with Brian Murch piloting ROL Fire Mist (Baske Afire x Firelite), owned by Strawberry Banks Farm to the Championship win. Cedar Ridge Arabian’s Top Brass CRF (Brass x Ferachask) with Eric Krichten aboard was Reserve Champion. In the Maturity for amateur riders, Jill Sherman and Expressamo (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), owned by the Martin Sherman Jr. Family Trust, won the Championship title, and Sienna Snell, aboard GSF Dominatrix (MHR Nobility x Primroza Afire), captured the Reserve Champion title. As always, the final weekend’s slate of championship classes drew large and enthusiastic crowds. Hucks Connection V (Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace) was one of the most popular stars. The stallion strutted his stuff in the Liberty Final, not only putting on a fabulous show for the largest crowd of spectators the entire week, but winning with a record-breaking score. Many other champions were crowned the final weekend, including Junior Champion Filly Raherra (Rahere x Dyna HCF) with David Boggs at the lead, Junior Colt Onitnelav (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazzalah) and Michael Byatt, Champion and Supreme Champion mare *Abha Palma (Marwan Al Shaqab x Abha Ghazali)

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with Michael Byatt, and Scottsdale Show Champion Stallion EKS Bey Al Gazal (Marwan Al Shaqab x Starbright Bey) with Michael Byatt. In performance, Wendy Potts won every single open hunter pleasure class of the show, including the purebred hunter with Allegience BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade) and Half-Arabian hunter with Khardinal Sin (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet). In the junior horse division, she won the purebred class aboard Coldplay Kid (Sundance Kid V x Balakarnska V) and the Half-Arabian class with WD Noble Ladd (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG). In the purebred western pleasure open, Josh Quintus had the honor of taking home the roses after a beautiful go aboard El Milenio (Millennium LOA x Miss Moraduke). The big money in the reining futurity was taken home by Nathan Kent and Noble Fantasy (Vaguely Noble x SH Sharloni), who won the $50,000 Purebred Reining Futurity and Tyson Randle who won the $80,000 Half-Arabian Futurity aboard TR Skid Mark. For the complete show results, visit the Arabian Horse Association Of Arizona website.

Her Choice Is Arabians Open hunter/jumper circuit trainer Kristin Hardin (pictured on page 112, upper right-hand corner), was busy accepting multiple awards at the Scottsdale Show on the final Saturday night as she piloted horses to first, second and third place in the popular Gambler’s Choice class. The class consists of approximately 10 jumps, each with an assigned point value. Competitors may choose their own course with the goal being to accumulate as many points as possible in the time frame allowed. Hardin managed to navigate the course to the top three point slots. “I chose a course and rode the same one with each of the horses,” she says. Hardin rode the HalfArabian full-brothers EVG Gee Dubya and EVG Allon Dunit, both sired by Evergreen Arabians’ Saladins Allon. The mare she rode to the third place position, Hope Springs Eternal (Allience x Pajarito Esprit), is normally quicker, but the two took a turn a little tight and had to circle back. In spite of the course correction, the quick mare was right up there in the placings. But the exciting one, two, three finish in the Gambler’s Choice wasn’t the highlight of the show for Hardin. It was the championship win in the Half-Arabian Green Working Hunter by Show Of Faith (Showkayce x Victoria) that made the show for the trainer. Faith had been orphaned at just 1-monthold and Hardin has had a hand in her upbringing ever since.

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“I was in Virginia at Sport Horse Nationals and seven months pregnant at the time,” she recalls. “I got a phone call that the mare had passed away and the staff from Day Dream Arabians (the mare belonged to them) was bringing the orphan home. I then took Faith to my place when she was about 3 months old,” she says. Out of an 18-Hand mare, Hope went through some very awkward stages according to Hardin. “I kept telling Carol Steppe to give her some time; she really was an ugly duckling for a while,” laughs Hardin at the recollection of Faith’s growing stages. “She thrived health-wise, but just had some very weird stages. Her mom was so big, and it just took Faith a while to develop her whole body. Now, at 4 and a half, she is beautiful, big and just perfect.” So, how did an open hunter/jumper rider end up at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show? Hardin admits not having any interest in Arabians until Carol Steppe approached her to ride Showgun PGN in 2003. One could say history was made at that meeting as the stallion would go on to earn 11 National Championships in the hunter division and win the hearts of many on the open circuit, including Hardin’s. Although she still trains the traditional Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds along with Welsh ponies, her 90-stall barn is filled with at least one-third Arabians and Half-Arabians. “The Arabian is like every man’s horse,” she says. “They are very friendly. Don’t get me wrong, there are some Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds that are friendly too, but Arabians are a whole different breed of cat,” she says. Hardin particularly enjoys the Arabian shows, as the breeders of the horses she is riding take an active interest in watching them progress. “It’s like one big family, with everyone there to celebrate their victories,” she says.

From Western Prospect To Dressage King Heidi Kellem, Roy, Wash., was counting on a western pleasure horse when she purchased Quick Silver Bey (Silverado Bey x SS Goodtime Girl) from Tiffany Ranch in 2002. She spotted him as a yearling in a magazine ad and promptly called her new husband, Kyle. “I’ve found our next horse,” she told him. Even though the youngster was out of their price range, her husband made it happen.

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Enter one dressage trainer, Lindsay Anderson, who worked out of the Kellem’s facility. “She approached us about starting him” says Heidi. Having seen Anderson work numerous horses, the couple thought she would be a good match for the stallion and the stage was set for Quick Silver Bey’s destiny. Anderson was able to walk, trot and canter the stallion with no trouble the first day she threw a leg over him. “He was really easy to start,” recalls Anderson. “He was very sensible and eager to please.” With entries for the 2004 Sport Horse Nationals due within weeks of Anderson’s first ride, the couple wondered if they should really chance entering him in under saddle classes. They did, and Quick Silver Bey was off to a roaring start, finishing in the Top Ten in the Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship in his very first outing. According to Heidi, “We haven’t looked back since.” After his debut on the show scene in 2004, Quick Silver Bey has progressed up the levels, capturing Class A, open and regional titles in dressage, sport horse under saddle and in-hand classes. At the 2008 Sport Horse Nationals, he walked away with a Reserve Champion title in Arabian Dressage Second Level, and Top Ten awards in Dressage First Level, Sport Horse Stallion In-Hand Amateur to Handle and Open. At the Scottsdale Show, Quick Silver Bey (pictured on page 116, upper right-hand corner) didn’t disappoint, even though it was the longest distance he had been hauled since he was a youngster. “It didn’t seem to bother him at all,” says Kyle. Quick Silver Bey claimed the Championship titles in Third and Fourth Level dressage with scores of 66.14 and 62.36 respectively, well above those of his closest competitors. He was also Reserve Champion in-hand with Kyle at the lead. Although the results haven’t been yet made official, Quick Silver Bey earned the final points to achieve his Legion of Masters, one of only a handful of living stallions to reach that level. Now co-owned by Anderson and the Kellems, Quick Silver Bey is a celebrity. “There were people we didn’t even know sending messages and wishing him luck at the show,” says Heidi. The stallion has also had the honor of being the first Arabian featured in one of world-renowned Conrad Schumacher’s training videos.

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But his biggest fans are Heidi, Kyle and Lindsay. Kyle, who had never been around horses, “married into it” and is now hooked. Having never shown a horse until he showed Quick Silver Bey in-hand, he has no intention of stopping now. “I figured if I can do anything, I can at least run next to a horse,” he says. Described by Heidi as a “once-in-a-lifetime horse,” Quick Silver Bey is sure to be back at Scottsdale in future years. Although Heidi wasn’t able to make the trip, Lindsay and Kyle were enamored with the show and everything it had to offer. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Lindsay. “I would have loved to stay and see the Finals. There is such great young talent there. I had a blast.” It is safe to say that you can count Lindsay Anderson as another convert to Arabian horses.

Show Me The Necklace When Kentley Dean had a particularly successful 2009 Youth Nationals, she did her best to convince her father to purchase a lovely multi-jeweled necklace from the Gorgeous Horse. Her father, W. Kent Dean, said no and held his ground, when (as most of us daughters do) Kentley continued to ask for the necklace at the Scottsdale Show. In one of those moments (when he was likely thinking, “What are the odds?”), Kent Dean told his daughter the necklace would be hers if she won a certain class. Well, the class he was referring to wasn’t just any class, it was the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Championship Yearling Colts/Geldings AOTH class with 30 top quality entries and just as many experienced amateur handlers. Guess who went home with the championship garland, the check and a new necklace? It was one very happy Kentley Dean. What made the win even more special was the colt she was leading—Kryptonite TDF (ML Mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach). Born and raised on the family farm, Kryptonite TDF’s dam was the daughter of the Dean’s very first horse, Jon San Joanne, whom they still own. Purchased at an auction Dean attended in 1988, Jon San Joanne would be the start of a family affiliation with Arabian horses. From the mare came Kryptonite’s dam, TDF Carolinapeach (who has since passed away). Kent Dean describes the mare as “being a pet.” Although she passed away last

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Spring, Kryptonite TDF was born via an embryo transfer. “I’ve known him and been around him since he was a baby,” says Kentley. “That helps a lot when you go to show them,” she says. Raised at home, the colt was sent to Ted Carson Training Center where Kentley took lessons a couple of times a week or more to prepare for the show. Her dad calls it a sentimental win. “It just means a lot more when you’ve had the horse at your place, and that we had his dam and grand dam just makes it really special,” he says. What made Kentley’s show (besides getting the necklace) was that she won not just that class, but also the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Championship Yearling Fillies ATH, with 107 fillies entered. For one 18-year-old to win two of the highly competitive Scottsdale Signature Stallion classes is an amazing feat. In that class, she showed MPA Giorgina to the victory for owners Karen and Andrew Wilson. As for her future plans, Kentley is busy at North Carolina State where she plans to study veterinary medicine, following eventually in the footsteps of her mother and father who are both practicing veterinarians. One thing is for certain, with her obvious talent for showing both in performance and in-hand, we’ll see a lot of her on the amateur stage for many years to come.

Traddition With nine Scottsdale Shows under his belt, 27-year-old Traddition (SR Nadom x Nafire) is part of the establishment. But the chestnut gelding isn’t showing any signs of giving up his show career. Bred by Lasma Arabians, Traddition was started by trainer Don Ulmer and according to Ulmer, the two have only had one little spat over the years. As Ulmer relates, “He turned around and tried to bite my leg. He got gelded the next day, and we never had any trouble after that.” Owned by Saddle Rock Ranch at the time, Traddition started his show career in the Arabian western pleasure division in 1987 under Ulmer’s direction. He quickly moved into the reining and working cow divisions, showing successfully in multiple regions, at Scottsdale and U.S. Nationals. In 1992, the owners of Saddle Rock Ranch gave the horse to Don’s daughter, Elise Ulmer (who was then a junior rider), as a Christmas gift.

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Don recalls how Traddition intuitively took care of his daughter. “She would try to get him to lope and he knew how to lope, but he didn’t think she was ready, so he just wouldn’t do it. Then one day she finally got him to lope—he thought she was ready.” Don says he still does that with visitors to the farm that are entrusted in his care. “We’ll have people come out that have never been on a horse before, and he’ll just pack them around. He won’t lope, because he knows they can’t do it. He isn’t trying to be bad; he is just taking care of them,” he says. Elise went on to show Traddition in lead line, equitation and cow horse, winning a national title in cow horse on him. Following a Top Ten in Working Cow at the U.S. Nationals in 2004, Traddition took a hiatus from the show ring and enjoyed some down time in the pasture. Along came now owner Stephen Grove, who, by his own admission, needed a horse to show in working cow that knew what it was doing. Don thought Traddition (pictured on page 122, upper right hand corner) would be a perfect match. Traddition was officially sold to Grove in December, 2007, and the two made their debut at the 2008 Scottsdale Show, winning the Amateur Working Cow class and finishing third in the Championship. With successful trips to regional shows and the U.S. Nationals as well, the pair finished as Reserve Champions at this year’s Scottsdale Show. Don says Traddition shows no signs of stopping and loves his work. “His stall door was accidentally left open when we were getting ready to go to a show,” he recalls. “He just jogged right out, stepped onto the trailer and went right to his slot. He has been a super horse to work with, never had to have injections, and doesn’t require special feed (because we keep him busy).” Although Traddition has had some chiropractic work done, that seems to be the only sign of his aging. “When he sees a cow, his ears go up and he’s ready to go,” says Stephen. “I’m still learning; he has taught me everything I know.” One doesn’t have to talk to Don, Elise or Stephen for very long to understand how special Traddition is to their families. “He’s been a horse that has made me look good and smart every time I’ve ridden him,” says Don. Now that’s a good Traddition.

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The 2010 Scottsdale Arabian Supreme Champion, Arabian Senior Champion Mare and First Place Arabian 4-Year-Old Mare ABHA PALMA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Abha Ghazali), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahd Bin Abdullah Al Saud.

2010 Scottsdale Arabian Senior Reserve Champion Mare and First Place Arabian 6- & 7-Year-Old Mare PINGA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Pilar), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owners Frank & Frank Partners, LLC.




2010 Scottsdale Arabian Junior Champion Filly and First Place Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Of April 16-December 31 RAHERRA (Rahere x Dyna HCF), show by David Boggs for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

2010 Scottsdale Arabian Junior Reserve Champion Filly and First Place Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Of January 1-April 15 FELICIA RLC (Shael Dream Desert x Camelia K), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owner Ajman Stud.

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First Place Arabian Yearling Filly Of January 1-April 15 DA JOIA (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by David Boggs for owners Roger and Stephanie McMahon.

First Place Arabian Yearling Filly Of April 16-July 31 WC JASMINE (Pyro Thyme SA x Jullye Jones JCA), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

First Place Arabian 8 Years & Older Mare PSYLENA VO (Padrons Psyche x HB Shefame), shown by Joao Rodrigues for owner Pomeroy Arabians International.

First Place Arabian 5-YearOld Mare TALEED EL QARDABIYAH (Magnum Psyche x Jamaala FA), shown by David Boggs for owner Waleed Giuma Ben Zaied.


First Place Arabian 3-YearOld Filly FOREVER FLEURTATIOUS (Marwan Al Shaqab x Crysstal Echo), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner David Zouch Ross.

Arabian Senior Champion Mare AAOTH HP MARTINA (ST Synbad x Hafati Bel Charm), shown by Donny Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Arabian Junior Champion Filly AAOTH DANA JISELLE (Baywatch V x Rohara Padrona), shown by owner Dale Worthington.

Arabian Champion Filly/Mare JTH SYMPHONY OF LOVE (El Nabila B x HED Caramba), shown by Emma Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.

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2010 Scottsdale Arabian Senior Champion Stallion EKS BEY AL GAZAL (Marwan Al Shaqab x Starbright Bey), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Mystica Arabians.

2010 Scottsdale Arabian Senior Reserve Champion Stallion and First Place Arabian 3-Year-Old Colt OFW MAGIC WAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Harold and Dolly Orr.




2010 Scottsdale Arabian Junior Champion Colt and First Place Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Of January 1-April 15 ONITNELAV (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah), shown by Michael Byatt for owner William Jackson Jr.

2010 Scottsdale Arabian Junior Reserve Champion Colt and First Place Arabian Yearling Colt Of April 16-July 31 CAVALLI (DA Valentino x Aspyn), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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First Place Arabian Yearling Colt Of January 1-April 15 ENZPERATION XX (Enzo x Olivia D), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Larry Schopf.

First Place Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Of April 16-December 31 VALERIO (DA Valentino x Bey Amore), shown by Steven Heathcott for owners Steve and Darla Miles.

First Place Arabian 8 Years & Older Stallion LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Cantu.

First Place Arabian 6- & 7-Year-Old Stallion EKS BEY AL GAZAL (Marwan Al Shaqab x Starbright Bey), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Mystica Arabians.


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First Place Arabian 5-Year-Old Stallion RHR MARCEDES (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream), shown by Rinaldo Longuini for owners Peter and Trish Kessler.

First Place Arabian 4-Year-Old Stallion SF VERAZ (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), shown by Ted Carson for owner Patti Scheier.

Arabian Senior Champion Stallion AAOTH MISTER MAGNUM (Magnum Chall HVP x Pretty Tricky), shown by owner Michelle Amrick.

Arabian Junior Champion Colt AAOTH TRJ ETHAN (Eden C x TR Copperclassique), shown by owner Ross Danielson.

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Arabian Senior Champion Gelding PA MILLAN ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Milleah), shown by David Boggs for owners Anthony Marino and Anthony Marino Jr.

Arabian Junior Champion Gelding RD NEVASKA (Nevada TBA x RD Jada Bey), shown by Claudinei Machado for owner Barrie Padgham.

Arabian Senior Champion Gelding AAOTH DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by owner Terry Boggs.

Arabian Champion Gelding JTH JUSTIMINUTE ( Justify x Chiantae), shown by Wesley Tank for owner Raymond Welk.


Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Yearling Filly ATH MPA GIORGINA (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers), shown by Kentley Dean for owners Karen and Andrew Wilson.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Yearling Filly ATH SEMPER AMORE TO (Semper Fie x In Love), shown by Ron Armstrong for owner Thirteen Oaks Arabians.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Filly ATH RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), shown by Scott Cocuzza for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Filly ATH MADEIRA EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Maria El Besson), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Champion Yearling Filly AOTH LLC BRIANA (Pyro Thyme SA x RD Fabreanna), shown by Angela Larson for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

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Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Filly AOTH RD MARCIENA (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Yearling Colt ATH MASTER JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V), shown by Mike Beethe for owner Varian Arabians.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Yearling Colt ATH ADAM CR (Eden C x S Just Dream On), shown by owner Deborah Stephens.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Colt ATH SF SIR REAL (Sir Fames HBV x Veronica GA), shown by Ross Danielson for owners Ernest Patterson and Holly McDonald.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-YearOld Colt ATH ONITNELAV (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah), shown by Willie Brown for owner William Jackson Jr.


Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding AOTH KRYPTONITE TDF (ML Mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach), shown by Kentley Dean for owner W. Kent Dean.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding AOTH ROHARA EMISSARY (Aria Impresario x HED Caramba), shown by owner Jeffrey Sloan.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH H AIDEN H (Eden C x Suzanna MPA), shown by Jaime Stachler for owner Elite Arabian Horses International.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-YearOld Gelding ATH KFR FIORENTINO (DA Valentino x Dana Francesca), shown by Rob Punter for owners Svenn and Deborah Mikkelson.

Platinum Performance Arabian $5,000 Liberty Champion HUCKS CONNECTION V (Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace), shown by Vicki Humphrey for owner Diamond Hill Arabians LLC.

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Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Champion KD EXPRESSION HEIR (IXL Noble Express x Eliza LA), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owners Bridget and Katie Atwood.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion OSCAR DE LA RENTA (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy), ridden by Shan Wilson for owners Thomas and Earleen Walter.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion ROL CODE RED (Cytosk x Ebonee), ridden by Leanna Vandlen for owner Mary Anna Napier.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion ROL FIRE WATER (Baske Afire x Singularcylection), ridden by Cindy High-Fischmann for owner R.O. Lervick Arabians.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity Champion MANCINI BEY SMF (Brandon Bey JCA x Marrissah), ridden by Ron Copple for owners John and Judy Mittenthal.


Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion SABRINA WA (Couturier x Brooklyn Bey), ridden by Rick Gault for owners Ed and Laura Friesen.



Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion JK MAGNETIC (Magnum Psyche x JK Angelbasksko), ridden by Samantha Anderson for owners John & Karen Sparks Revocable Trust.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion MARTINIS AT NOON (PA Hi-Noon x Daiquiri Bey), ridden by owner Dori Lowe.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion SAN CARLOS JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Caroline V), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner Graycor Farms, Inc.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion FIDENZIO (Enzo x WN Infinity), ridden by Wendy Potts for owners Jennifer and Diane Lavallee.

Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion Z-Z-TANIUM (Psytanium x Shezamadre), ridden by Alisha Kinney for owners Paul and Barbara Hutchins.

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Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BLACK DANIELS (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay), ridden by James Stachowski for owners Joanne and Bryan Grossman. Arabian English Pleasure Champion EMANNUEL (Hey Hallelujah x Ericca), ridden by Brian Murch for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion SF SPELLBOUND (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), ridden by owner Laura Carrington.

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Champion DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), ridden by owner Alexandra Vinck.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion EL GHADANSK (El Ghazi x O Lady Diva), ridden by owner Koy Moody.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CSP AMERICAN IDOL (DS Mick Jagger x Merlot CSP), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner CA Century Ltd.

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

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion BANDITA DGL (Huckleberry Bey x Baskazelle), ridden by owner Mary Beethe.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), ridden by owner Jennifer Quintus.


Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion MISTER MAMAGE CW (Mamage x Liraberry V), ridden by owner Lea Clinton Dearing.



Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion VF PLAYING WITH FIRE (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss), ridden by owner Elizabeth Tyler.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion BROWN EYED GIRLZ (Apollopalooza x La Quintina), ridden by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion WINNING AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion CP WILD CARD (TC Miyake x CP Dance Card), ridden by owner Lauren Aguilera.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion ROL CODE RED (Cytosk x Ebonee), ridden by Leanna Vandlen for owner Mary Anna Napier.

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Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion EXPRESSAMO (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), ridden by Jill Sherman for owner Martin L. Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Futurity Champion ROL FIRE MIST (Baske Afire x Firelite DGL), ridden by Brian Murch for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.


Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion GSF DOMINATRIX (MHR Nobility x Primroza Afire), ridden by Sienna Snell for owner DST Arabians.

Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion TOP BRASS CRF (Brass x Ferachask), ridden by Eric Krichten for owner Cedar Ridge Arabians.

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Arabian Park Horse Champion VJ JUSTAFLAME ( Justafire DGL x Blush Berri V), ridden by Christine Johnston for owner Lisa Shumate.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), ridden by Marisa Basinger for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Lovins Khrush SSA), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion DANCIN TO VICTORY (RSD Dark Victory x Talons Pride), ridden by Tommy Garland for owner Barbara Lynn Hunt.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion EL MILENIO (Millennium LOA x Miss Moraduke), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Maudi Roe.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion EVG MEGYN (Saladins Allon x Gai Anastashah), ridden by Harold Green for owner Evergreen Arabians LLC.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion LEGACY PR (SJ Mikhail x Frivolie), ridden by owner Mignon Stetman.


Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), ridden by owner Ashley Toye.



Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Limit Rider Champion INTUITION A (TF Psymreekhe x Aliage SSA), ridden by owner Staci Callison.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion LINK TO FAME (Fame VF x Honeicomb), ridden by Brent Gilman for owner Powers & Gilman Partnership.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion GA GWISZ JULLYEN ( Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), ridden by owner Tiffany Kurth.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion EL SHEKINAH GOLD (Al Nahr HCF x Lady Alada Baskin), ridden by owner Marissa Jensen.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion THEE ARISTOCRAT (Afire Bey V x Just Aristocratic), ridden by Allison Louise Cederberg for owner DC Arabians LLC.

Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion PILASTER (Europejczyk x Pipi), ridden by Athena North for owners Maya and Jeanette Kahwaji.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion COLDPLAY KID (Sundance Kid V x Balakarnska V), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Kim Corgey.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Kathryn Knebel.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion EVG SENECA (Saladins Allon x OA Elektra), ridden by Harold Green for owner Evergreen Arabians LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion JOH CASSIS (Bastgne x PS Camille), ridden by owner Thomas Hansen.


Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion O LORDY (The Firelord x Hi Passion), ridden by owner Laura Wolsey.



Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Limit Rider Champion ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), ridden by owner Christine Rickart.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion VERUCCI (Versace x JA Flirtatious), ridden by Rhonda White for owner Timberidge Family LLP.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion SRWDOALITTLEDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Doskatanya V), ridden by Leslie Doran Sommer for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion ALLEGIENCE BF (Alada Baskin x MC Jabaskenade), ridden by owner Kathryn Knebel.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), ridden by owner Olivia Pakula.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion C A ELEGANTE (C A Hermoso x Citation of Merit), ridden by owner Michael Lynn Sporrong.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion KHIRO (Khadraj NA x ML Cerra Rose), ridden by owner Alaina Robers.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

Arabian & HA/AA Jumpers Scottsdale Gamblers Choice Champion EVG GEE DUBYA (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Dana Claywell.

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Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), ridden by owner Colleen Boylan.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli Berry), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner Kimberly Lovell (lessee).

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), ridden by Susan Shea for owners Linda Rupnow and Jacque Axelrod.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion WINNING AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 17 & Under Champion ALLFIRED (Cease Fire x Copper Fire PR), ridden by owner Kasey Moffat.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion ALEXANDRIA WB (Afire Bey V x CW Basquelle), ridden by owner Abby Meredith.


Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion AFIRES VISION (Afire Bey V x Mattaskett), driven by Karen Stull for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion SUPERNATURAL PR (Basquero PR x Copperbey Berry), driven by owner Gary Dearth.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion READ ALL ABOUT IT (Baske Afire x Red My Mind), driven by Irwin Schimmel for owner Prestige Farms LLC.

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Left: Arabian Reining Horse Open Bitted Champion MISTER MASERATI (Muscati x NA Bahjat), ridden by owner Julianna Hild.

Right: Arabian Reining Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Champion HF MONEY GRANT (HF General Grant x HF Mona Ellia), ridden by Mark Keil for owners Wesley and John Hiser.

Left: Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), ridden by owner David Thielman.

Right: Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 18-44 Champion P A RAPTOR (Eternety x PA Ratene), ridden by owner Samantha Price.

Left: Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-17 Champion HF GENERAL GRANT (Sonseray x Pakhana), ridden by Chandler Hiser for owner Wesley Hiser.

Right: Arabian Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion TR RUGBY (Nariadni x HK Pamella), ridden by Grady Byrne for owner Equine Veterinary Services.

Arabian Reining Futurity Classic At Scottsdale Champion NOBLE FANTASY (Vaguely Noble x SH Sharloni), ridden by Nathan Kent for owner David Kent.


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Arabian Western Trail Horse Champion PRETTY BOI MCCOY (RCB Roi McCoy x Gaijeta), ridden by Lou Roper for owner Karen Gavin.

Arabian Western Trail Horse AOTR Champion SERANNADA (Robby x Serana), ridden by co-owner Sandra Robinson for co-owner A. Jackson.

Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR Champion SERANNADA (Robby x Serana), ridden by Ian Robinson for owners A. Jackson and Sandra Robinson.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Bitted Champion CALLISTA JACARA ( J J Kabask x Amatista), ridden by April Canavan for owner Quinton Willingham.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion KC RAIN N FIRE (VLQ Friendly Fire x Pets Baskanova), ridden by Gordon Hester for owner Nadine and Kevin Cusack.

Arabian and HA/AA Working Cow Horse AATR Champions ZEE KATS MEOW (Xenophonn x Kat Afari) (left) and COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho.

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The 2010 Scottsdale HA/AA Supreme Champion and Stock/Hunter Type Junior Champion Filly DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

HA/AA Saddle/Pleasure Type Senior Champion Mare JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Michael Bills.


HA/AA Stock/Hunter Type Senior Champion Mare ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy Of Love), shown by Rinaldo Longuini for owners R. Todd and Glena Weegens.

HA/AA Saddle/Pleasure Type Junior Champion Filly HVS BELLA VALENTINA (DA Valentino x The Merchants Sweetheart), shown by David Boggs for owners Paul and Sabrina Glans.

HA/AA Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion Mare AAOTH GA CLIO DULAINE (Baske Afire x Flameworthy), shown by Jim Bedeker for owner Sally Bedeker.

HA/AA Stock/Hunter Type Champion Mare AAOTH WC SASSY ALL NIGHT (Renaissanse x Sassys Night Out HM), shown by owner Holly Woods Dillin.

HA/AA Champion Filly/Mare JTH ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy Of Love), shown by Emma Boggs for owners R. Todd and Glena Weegens.

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Left: HA/AA Saddle/ Pleasure Type Senior Champion Gelding ROHARA AMERICANLEGEND ( Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Karen Havice. Right: HA/AA Stock/Hunter Type Senior Champion Gelding TOUGHER THAN THE REST ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Aladdins Tapestry), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Sugar Hill Farm LLC. Left: HA/AA Saddle/ Pleasure Junior Champion Gelding AL PATINO CRF (DA Valentino x Alpha Phi), shown by Sandro Pinha for owners Suzanne Acevedo, Linda Lane and Jeff Sloan. Right: HA/AA Stock/Hunter Type Junior Champion Gelding SKF MAGNUM PI (Magnum Psyche x Jackie Monasis), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Elaine and Sherman Miller. Left: HA/AA Saddle/ Pleasure Type Champion Gelding AAOTH SHUTUP AND DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaways Lyric), shown by owner Terry Anne Boggs. Right: HA/AA Stock/Hunter Type Champion Gelding AAOTH CSP ROBERT REDFORD (Regal Basque x Vanitys Gal), shown by owner Jill Ruhkamp.

HA/AA Champion Gelding JTH SHUTUP AND DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Callaways Lyric), shown by Emma Boggs for owner Terry Anne Boggs.


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HA/AA English Pleasure Champion SA RAPID FIRE (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Gerald and Loretta Reeder.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion PAPA RHAZI (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), ridden by owner Brie Reiter.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ERA THRILLICIOUS (Baske Afire x Koriene), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owner Robin Porter.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under Champion IN THE LINE AFIRE (Baske Afire x El Milagros Calif Capers), ridden by Kira Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion AFIRE PHANTOM BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill Blazing Luck), ridden by Joel Gangi for owner Boisvert Farms. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion AMERICANBEAUTIE (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion FORTHE LOVEOF THUNDER (Good Thunder x By The Grace), ridden by owner Marikate Matthews.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admirals Supreme Glory), ridden by owner Mike Beethe.


HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion ALL DOLLED UP EA (Hucklebey Berry x Dutch Dolley), ridden by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.



HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion RH GLADIATOR (Mamage x Lakeviews Savoir Faire), ridden by Barbara Rothman for owner River Run Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), ridden by Michelle Pease-Paulsen for owner L. David Pease.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion JS FIRE ONE (The Firelord x Springcreek Sunflight), ridden by Lesta Sperte for owner Donna J. Vanier Trust.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion THE BIG DANCE (NDL Flashdance x Calloways Lyric), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion MISS PENSION (Pension CAHR x Misunderstood), ridden by Mckenzie Tobeck for owner Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion ROL WOOPCY DAICY (Cytosk x Callaways Blue Sky), ridden by owner Julia Broome.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion JUST BREEZIN (Alimah Justice x Breezy Dolly), ridden by Jason Krohn for owners Scott and Laurin Remphrey.

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

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion ONE KNIGHT STAND (Allionces Knight x Miss Rippen Rascal), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Sally Conrad Beyer.

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

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by owner Connie Cutler.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.


HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion VEXXING (Exxpectation x In Hot Pursuit), ridden by owner Brooke Pitassi.



HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion MATEO BPA (Krusayder x Shes All That), ridden by owner Robert Nash.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), ridden by owner Chelsea Cantero.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Champion COWGIRL COOL (PW Freedm x Betty Bug), ridden by Madison Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion WS LOUIE LOUIE (Neposzar x Nanna), ridden by Matthew Willett for owner Double U Ranch LC.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion APACHE AMISTAD (Don Amistad x Indy), ridden by Eva Redmond for owners Michael and Linda Redmond.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SOME SHINE AT KNIGHT (Allionces Knight x Redeeming Silver), ridden by Chase Pullifrone for owners Elsie Graef and Joyce Graef Maggio.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by Wendy Potts for owners Wayne and Karen Lee.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion STOP TH PRESSES (Majesteit x Calista Afire), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR 40 & Over Champion KHARDINAL SIN (Khadraj NA x Sumis Violet), ridden by owner Karen Lee.


HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 and AATR 18-39 Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Toye.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion: AFLAIR CF (Allusion AOF x LM Padrons Affair), ridden by Madison Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion CYCRET AGENT (Allionce x Cymply Red), ridden by owner Jessica Hull.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SUNDANCE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), ridden by Elizabeth Dawe for owner Greg Dawe.

HA/AA Jumper Open Stake Champion EVG GEE DUBYA (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Dana Claywell.

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HA/AA English Show Hack Open Champion FS THATSA COLD SHOT (IXL Noble Express x Highpoints Dirty Dancer), ridden by Trace Moffatt for owner Robyn Thieme-Sklar.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion BORN TA BOOGIE (Apaladin x The Country Rose), ridden by Shannon Pullifrone for owner Kathleen Weber.

HA/AA English Show Hack AATR Champion BLACK TIE AFFAIRE (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume JTR 17 & Under Champion ACCENT AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Autumn Flower), ridden by owner Kendyl Modrich.

HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion PSH HOUSTON (Sultans Pass x Arrogansse), ridden by Tatum Rehorn for owner Rehorn Arabians.


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HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), driven by Silvio Domingues for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion PAF HOLLYWOOD TOI (Matoi x NM Beverly Hills), driven by Caralyn Schroter for owners Joan Carter and Jeffrey Carter-Mason.

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HA/AA Reining Horse Bitted Champion WILEY QUIXOTE PGA (Okie Paul Quixote x HJ Allelujah), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Eve Willett.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion HH CHARMED N COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by owner Kim Niven.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 18-44 Champion TR GONE HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood Dun It x Afire Of Gold), ridden by owner Jennifer Earles.

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion SAUL (Musseaus x Teen Witch), ridden by Victoria Roe for owner Alexandra Aubrey Mitten.

HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic At Scottsdale Champion TR SKID MARK (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip), ridden by Tyson Randle for owner Wolf Springs Ranch.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion AJ SENSATIONAL MAGNUM (Mr Sensation x WS Magnifikette), ridden by Lou Roper for owners Whitney and Elaine Richardson.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by Patricia Wagner for owners David and Jessica Bein.




Western Horsemanship Rider 13 & Under Champion TAYLOR BARGENQUAST on The Buck Stops Here (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry) for owner Christi Mattson.

UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup Rider 17 & Under Champion KIRA DELL on Brass Glamor Shot (Brass x Glamorize) for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

Saddle Seat Equitation Rider 14-17 Champion BAILEY STRANGE, owner of H Beyberry Adventure (Hucklebey Berry x Adventuresome).

Saddle Seat Equitation Rider 13 & Under Champion MARY MAG WILSON on Heritage Bey Kat (Heritage Bey King x Cats Alectra Heir GM) for owner Carol Dorin.

Hunter Seat Equitation Rider 14-17 Champion CLAIRE HERLIN on IIBjustalilwicked ( Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways) for owner Laurie Martin.

Hunter Seat Equitation Rider 13 & Under Champion HALEY HAERTEL on High Sea (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea) for owner Katherine Kirby.

Reining Seat Equitation Rider 14-17 Champion COLBY DUSTIN POWELL on Cowgirl Up (Poco Loco Doc x Class Of Angels) for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.

English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion ULTRASONIC (Hucklebey Berry x EW Ultima), ridden by Nikki Larson for owner Pam Burns.

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

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Sport Horse 2-Year-Old Supreme Champion AL-MARAH LADY ANNE (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Winsome Steed), shown by Jerry Hamilton for owner Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion QUICK SILVER BEY (Silverado Bey x SS Goodtime Girl), ridden by co-owner Lindsey Anderson for co-owners Kyle and Heidi Kellem.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR Champion QUICK SILVER BEY (Silverado Bey x SS Goodtime Girl), ridden by Carrie Olson for owners Kyle & Heidi Kellem and Lindsey Anderson.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion RA KILOHANA (Khadraj NA x Karalisa), ridden by owner Marissa Jensen.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion SOLEYA (Soldat x Kellys Best), ridden by Todd Ehret for owners Lorna and Jeanie Harron.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR Champion XHILARATION HF (Out Of Cyte x Doubletrees Kaleidoscope), ridden by owner Danielle Berg.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), ridden by owner Hillary Boothe.




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Moving up the sire charts fast ... with off the chart percentages.

Capture the action! Owned by Maroon Fire Arabians, Dave & Gail Liniger • Standing at: Shea Stables, Tim & Marty Shea • St. Clair, MI

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Scottsdale Riding & Sliding SLIDE N STYLE Black N Style x Marliera Reserve Champion Purebred Reining Futurity Classic Open with Brian Welman


TR REINDANCE Jaborrs Impack x Zee Honey Top Ten (3rd) Purebred Reining Futurity Classic Open with Brian Welman

MISS MONTANA Mister Montana NIC x Marliera Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Open with Brian Welman AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Join in the reining fun! Contact us about finished reiners and prospects available.

Brian Welman Hastings, Minnesota 651-480-2123


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IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay


C S U H O A M M I PION N A N U Scottsdale 2010




owned: Bryan and Joanne Grossman

standing at stud: Stachowski Farm, Inc. Mantua, Ohio . 330.274.2494 ~ e-mail:

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Baske AďŹ re x RY Fire Ghazi

Maternal brother to National Champion IXL Noble Express and Reserve National Champion H Mobility H.

Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sire SCID Clear Showtime Training Center Tish Kondas & Carla Schiltz Rodd & Jacqueline Thompson Ro 493 Boone Road 11558 15 155 55 Muddy Creek Road Newnan, GA 30263 LLenoir Len Le en City, TN 37772 770-252-3300 865-388-0507 886 65 w ww w


Steppin With Style At Scottsdale 2010! VF

Playing With Fire Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over

Baskghazi Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure

Ridden and owned by Elizabeth Tyler

Ridden by Tish Kondas Owned by Rod and Jacqueline Thompson

Noble Force Top Ten AEPA Nobles Diva Saddle Seat Futurity Ridden by Tish Kondas Owned by Laura Koch

Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR

Ridden by Colleen Boylan Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

Lady Marmalade RTA Top Ten (3rd) H/A Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Ridden by Tish Kondas Owned by Kelli Aguirre

Jonni Rocket Reserve Champion H/A Park ATR Ridden and owned by Colleen Boylan

A Noble Pass Champion Arabian Show Hack AAOTR Ridden by Colleen Boylan Reserve Champion Arabian Show Hack Ridden by Tish Kondas Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 • Barn 770-252-3300 • Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 • Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853

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Way To Go, Girls! OLIVIA PAKULA Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under

Court Marshall PA+//

ALAINA ROBERS Scottsdale Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Khiro

THANK YOU LAURIE LONG for making our dreams come true! This could not have been done without you and all your love and support! Love, Alaina & Livie


Laurie Long Performance Horses Scottsdale, Arizona 602-291-1749

Atlantis SC

Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Limit Rider with Christine Rickart Top Ten Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Sarah Paripovich

Owned by:

FFames Wildcard PA 2nd Place Half-Arabian Gelding 3 and Under JTH with Austin Boggs Top Ten Half-Arabian Gelding Stock/Hunter 3 and Over AAOTH with Adam Rickart Top Ten Half-Arabian Gelding Stock/Hunter 3 and Over with Jerry Schall

612-718-9530 E-mail:

The Rickart Family 763-323-7574 E-mail:

Shada Inc. Jerry Schall • 763-441-5849 E-mail:

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2010 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Arabian Western Pleasure with Josh Quintus

El Milenio ( Mi l l e n n iu m LOA + x Mis s Mor a du ke )

2010 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Robin Porter

Owner: Maudi Fleming Robin Porter 2357 Advance Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088 817-594-7027 178 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Josh & Jennifer Quintus 8762 FM 455 E, Pilot Point, TX 76258 940-686-5141

2010 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Josh Quintus

Caliente Virtuoso (C A Her mos o+++/ x Cr yst a l Blue Persuasion)

2010 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Robin Porter

Owner: Robin Porter Josh & Jennifer Quintus 8762 FM 455 E, Pilot Point, TX 76258 940-686-5141

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2010 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Robin Porter

Caliente Virtuoso (C A Hermoso+++/ x Crystal Blue Persuasion)

2010 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Robin Porter

Owner: Robin Porter

2010 SCOTTSDALE RESERVE CHAMPION Arabian Western Side Saddle with Robin Porter

Arktik cahr (Sundance BF x Mistikaaa)

Owner: Maudi Fleming

Robin Porter 2357 Advance Rd, Weatherford, TX 76088 817-594-7027 180 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Josh & Jennifer Quintus 8762 FM 455 E, Pilot Point, TX 76258 940-686-5141

2010 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Shawn Rooker


Thrillicious (Baske Afire x Koriene)

Owner: Robin Porter and Maudi Fleming

Shawn and Carmelle Rooker

• 810-629-6169 • •

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2010 SCOTTSDALE 1ST PLACE H A L F - A R A B I A N PA R K H O R S E with Shawn Rooker

Bbounce (Apollopalooza x Out Trot Em)

Congratulations to Robyn Bray on her purchase of Bbounce through the Cedar Ridge Select Sale .

Shawn and Carmelle Rooker 182 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

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Ima Diva

(Poco Van Star Two x SG Labelle Solay)

2010 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Carmelle Rooker Trained by: Josh Quintus Owner: Carmelle Rooker



with Carmelle Rooker GSF G SF

Wicked Good

Owners: Sharon and Michael McMurray

(IXL Noble Express x Hidee Afire)

Congratulations to Cindy High-Fischmann on her purchase of GSF Wicked Good through the Cedar Ridge Select Sale.

Shawn and Carmelle Rooker

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VCP Magnifire

JR Maximilian


(Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi)

(Apollopalooza x Matariaelle Girl)

(Supreme Delivery x DHH Jonker daughter)

50% of the proceeds will be donated to THE HORSEMEN’S DISTRESS FUND. The winner of this once in a lifetime opportunity will earn the right to walk Rooker’s FIELD OF DREAMS and choose their perfect horse from the entire 2009 foal crop. The winner will be announced during the U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, OK. Need not be present to win.

For information or ticket sales, please call Terri Delbridge at 586-668-6246 Action Max

Love Drunk

(JR Maximilian x Callaway’s Bright Star)

(JR Maximilian x Hightime Rose)




Mag Neato

(JR Maximilian x LBC Isabeaux)

(VCP Magnifire x Coyote Ugly)



Berry Extrodinary

Mag Wheels

(JR Maximilian x Blackberry Twist)

(VCP Magnifire x AA-Balais)



Blue Jean Baby

Max Azria

(JR Maximilian x Shiloh’s Folly)

(JR Maximilian x Bey Melodye)



Dress To Impress

Meringue Kisses

(JR Maximilian x Nobilitys Lady Di)

(JR Maximilian x Pavlova X)



Goose Bumps

Modern Girl

(Clout x Ambitions Afire)

(JR Maximilian x My Spa Day)




Ride Captain Ride


(JR Maximilian x Samantha DGL)


Lady Ga Ga

X File

(JR Maximilian x Karen)

(JR Maximilian x KRA Runaround Sue)



JR Maximilian

ONLY 1,000 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT $250 EACH OR 10 FOR $2,000. Recipient is purchasing option(s) on one foal from the breeding stock of Rooker Training Stable. One randomly selected Recipient will have the opportunity to execute their option in November 2010. At the time the winner is selected, all other nonrefundable option purchases will be deemed withdrawn. Questions regarding the purchase should be directed to Jennifer Foster, President of EQ Bookkeeping at (877) 399-8920.


For Consideration by the Serious Showmen! To u g h e r T h a n T h e R e s t

2007 Bay H/A Gelding, *Jullyen El Jamaal x Aladdins Tapestry

2010 Scottsdale Champion H/A Senior Gelding S/H Type Winner of his class in Open and Top Ten in AOTH at Scottsdale, this gelding is in his Futurity year and will be a blast for someone to bring to Tulsa! A Scottsdale and Regional Champion, Tougher Than The Rest lives up to his name. He has a freaky neck and the substance to be strong in the halter and performance rings with great potential as a western or hunter pleasure mount.


Curtis Loew 2009 Bay H/A Gelding, Baske Afire x Aladdins Tapestry

2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Junior Gelding S/P Type He is a maternal brother to both Scottsdale and Regional Champions and is also already a winner at Scottsdale! Smoothed bodied and balanced motion, this tall, handsome ¾ Arab will be a great horse for the handler and rider who loves the ring.


Thank you to Keith Krichke for the beautiful presentation of these geldings. For sales information call Keith at 269.217.5530


Owner Betsy Kubiak 6505 Gillis Road • Victor, NY 14564 voice 585.924.8240 • fax 585.742.2203

Mancini Bey SMF

Mancini Bey SMF

(Brandon Bey JCA x Marrissah)

2010 Winner of the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity. Owned by John & Judy Mittenthal of Sammamish, WA 10346 Parkview Loop SE


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Con g r at u lat io n s 2 0 10 S c ot t s da l e W i n n e r s!

Justafire's get, grandget and greatgrandget took home ribbons in Halter, Park, English, Country English, Show Hack, Hunter, Hunt Seat Equitation, Saddle Seat Equitation, Sport Horse In-Hand, Driving, Mounted Native Costume and Western Pleasure.

“I am so honored to have successfully competed at Scottsdale with the greatgrandchildren of my wonderful stallion and friend.” — Debby

Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate ~ AHA Breeders Sweepstakes ~ National Show Horse ~ Region 12 Spotlight Stallion


JUSTEENA CR (Justify x S Fheelena) Top Ten Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yearling Filly ATH out of 58 fillies. Owned and shown by Debby Holden.

HA JUSTA WISE GUY (x HL Just Kidding) IIBJUSTALILWICKED (x AH Wicked Ways) JUSTA HOOT (x FSR Barbara) JUSTAROCKETMAN (x Cant Trust A Lady) LA JUSTINCREDIBLE (x WA Muscats Pride) MARYS GIFT (x La Mirabella) QUERENCIA (x La Mirabella)

VJ JUSTAFLAME (Justafire DGL x Blush Berri V) Scottsdale Champion Arabian Park. Shown by Christine Johnston, owned by Lisa Shumate.

ROHARA AMERICANLEGEND (x Miz American Pie) ROHARA JUSTA AMERICAN (x Miz American Pie) S JUST GIMME ROSES (x Shes Phi-Vacious) TAMAR CARTIER (x Alsace) VENUS ON FIRE (x EA Aphroditie) VJ JUSTAFLAME (x Blush Berri V)

ADAM CR (Eden C x S Just Dream On) Reserve Champion Signature Stallion Yearling Colt ATH out of 48 colts. Owned and shown by Debby Holden.

VJ MARSALA (x La Marzipan) YOU GLOW GIRL ( x Ring Of Fire BM)

Where Dreams Come True!


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Four Years In The AEPA centers on Arabian English Performance horses and was formed with the dream of creating more excitement, more participation, more breeding, and better values for them. After four years, we are evaluating our program. Clearly we have had some great successes. Our sponsors and supporters have remained very loyal and met the commitments they made to help the organization through the first five years until it was financially strong and able to be self sustaining. Every Arabian English horse enthusiast owes them a debt of gratitude. We have awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Scottsdale Futurity and Maturity, along with the Buckeye English Yearling In-Hand Futurity. During that period we have conducted our annual Stallion Service Auction and banked the proceeds for future prize money payouts. This is an incredible accomplishment and one that we can all feel good about. Another clear success is born out by the breeding numbers. Since the inception of the program, breedings to AEPA enrolled stallions have been INCREASING by 4% per year while overall Arabian breedings have been dropping significantly. We are making a difference! The AEPA scoring system has been refined and is now easier to work with and more understandable. Over the course of the next year we will develop educational videos that will help judges be more consistent in its application, and also help enthusiasts and breeders to fully understand the attributes that are being scored. The one area of disappointment has been the level of participation in the class numbers for the $100,000 Futurity, and for the Maturity. These numbers have remained basically flat for the first four years. Admittedly, the first crop of horses resulting from AEPA enrolled sires does not turn four years of age until 2012, so we have not seen the impact of them yet, but all of us would like to see more entries in these classes. We are looking at a number of ideas on how to increase participation. Please help us make the AEPA live up to the dream. We want everyone that enjoys and appreciates Arabian English style horses to participate (be they Park, English or Country English). Let us know how we can make the program work better for you. Take a few minutes and go to our website at Click on the survey button and take our survey. We want to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the AEPA Board with your thoughts and ideas.


ENROLL YOUR STALLION IN THE AEPA • Breedings to AEPA stallions are increasing while overall breeding has decreased. • Make every foal by your stallion eligible to compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars $$$$$$$.


. • They are the best Arabian English stallions in the world. • Your foal can win lots of prize money. • Your foal will be worth more.

NOMINATE YOUR BRED MARES INTO THE AEPA • Make them eligible to compete at the AEPA Buckeye English In-Hand Yearling Futurity. • Judged on English Performance potential. • Great marketing opportunity. • Tremendous exposure for your breeding program.

COMPETE IN AEPA CLASSES • $$$$$$$ Win tens of thousands of dollars $$$$$$$. • Be individually scored on all the attributes of English performance. • Highlight your breeding program. • Have a blast.

Join with us to build an exciting future for your Arabian English Performance Horses VISIT


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The 2009 Arabian Professional & Amateur Horsemen’s Awards by Colleen Scott

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The transformations were not unlike ducklings to swans. Although the show ran later than expected, Arabian horse enthusiasts were happy to end Scottsdale’s 11 days of competition donned in their finest evening wear at the annual Arabian Professional & Amateur Horseman’s Association Awards banquet. Held on February 21st at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, the event was again a time to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of the talented Arabian breeders, trainers, amateurs and volunteers that help make the Arabian industry thrive. Bob Battaglia, one of the program’s long-time organizers and APAHA board member, describes the Horsemen’s Awards as being more important than simply a fancy outing to conclude the long show. He was especially pleased at the participation by fellow Arabian horse lovers in the voting process. “The banquet was again a success. Everyone had a great time and lots of fun. There were a group of new people who received awards this year, which is due to more of the Arabian community getting online and nominating and then voting for their choices to receive the coveted APAHA Award in each discipline or category. I want to thank everyone who came to the banquet and, especially, our generous sponsors and benefactors,” he says.


One of those long-time benefactors is Frierson Atkinson, Frierson’s Custom Riding Apparel. “I think the APAHA Horsemen’s Awards is one of the nicest things we do in this industry,” says Atkinson. “It’s like the Academy Awards for the Arabian horse people— recognizing the achievements of top riders and trainers. When they called and asked me the first time to be a sponsor, I was honored to do it, and I still am.” Other sponsors of this year’s events and awards included: Boisvert Farms, Jarvis Insurance, R-A Aloha Arabians, Royal Arabians, Schneiders Saddlery Company, Springwater Farm, Argent Farms, Cedar Ridge Arabians, Al and Cindy DeNapoli, DeRegnaucourt Ltd., Farriers Pat Gallahan & Doug Pittman, Iron Horse Farms, Long Meadow Arabians, Platinum Performance, Radon, Inc., Show Season, Starline Arabians, Strawberry Banks Farm, Wolf Springs Ranch, and II B Farms and clients. Holli Gallún says the sponsors make the event possible. “I can’t show enough appreciation for both the returning sponsors and the new ones,” she says. “Without them, we wouldn’t be able to do this.” Besides the sponsors, Gallún says the assistance of many volunteers make the evening come together. “I have a lot of help from people

who have done this for many years, people like Rob and Pam Hess, Craig Christiansen, Laura Medved and Laura Paul. Chloe Holmes and Ashley Gallún help present the awards. The Arabian Horse Times and, who maintain our website,, have also been very supportive,” she says. “This event takes a lot of people working together at the last minute to make it happen.” The Distinguished Service Award recipient, Stan Morey, also wanted to extend his thanks to R-A Aloha Arabians for sponsoring his award. Morey, who says he was honored just to be in the same company with his group of nominees, has served as a board member and past president of the APAHA. He says their role, along with that of the Horseman’s Distress Fund, is critical to the industry. Morey, who was selected as the AHA Judges and Stewards Commissioner in November, is continuing to serve the Arabian horse community. “This position, although it is about the judges and stewards, is also about giving back to the Arabian breed, those who breed them, own them, exhibit them and judge them,” he says. Wendy Potts, who not only had an incredible Scottsdale Show this year, winning each of the four open hunter pleasure classes, was named APAHA

Hunter/Show Hack Trainer Female, an award she has received multiple times in the past. “I’m very thankful that I have nice horses. I’m really, really lucky,” she says. “I do work hard, and I am honored that people recognize it. I’m just so lucky that I get to do what I love,” she says. In a special moment of the evening, Cindy DeNapoli presented a new award in honor of Russ Vento. Called The Russ Vento Friends Of The Arabian Horse Award, it was given this year to the late Patrick Swayze and his wife, Lisa Niemi. Besides hosting the annual awards banquet, the APAHA is committed to serving as the voice of the horse show enthusiast, helping promote the breed, the interests of those who patronize shows, and improving the industry as a whole. To become a part of the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association, visit their website at Have a trainer or amateur you’d like to nominate for next year’s awards? Watch for nominations in the fall. (You must be an APAHA member to nominate). Online voting (open to all AHA members) will begin after the first of the year.

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The 2009 APAHA Horsemen’s Awards Recipients

Boisvert Farms Breeder of the Year Varian Arabians The Russ Vento Friend of the Arabian Horse Award Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

R-A Aloha Arabians Distinguished Service Award Stan Morey Springwater Farms Amateur of the Year Russ Vento Jr.

Schneiders Professional Horsewoman of the Year Vicki Humphrey

Argent Farms Amateur Halter Elaine Finney

Jarvis Insurance Horseman of the Year Bob Battaglia

Strawberry Banks Farm Amateur English Carole Skeuse Hart


APAHA Amateur Hunter/Show Hack Brianna York

APAHA Hunter/Show Hack Trainer Female Wendy Potts

The Farrier Services of Pat Gallahan & Doug Pittman Amateur Western Joe Frizzell

Iron Horse Farms Hunter/Show Hack Trainer Male Todd Ehret

Wolf Springs Ranch Amateur Working Western Paige Montgomery

Platinum Performance Western Pleasure Trainer Female Liz Bentley

Cedar Ridge Arabians Junior Halter Rylee Gallún

Royal Arabians Western Pleasure Trainer Male Josh Quintus

Starline Arabians Junior English Wyatt Budd Radon, Inc. Junior Hunter/Show Hack Jackie Pakula APAHA Junior Western Macie Long APAHA Junior Working Western Macie Long DeRegnaucourt, Ltd. Rising Star Award Jennifer Schmitt Royal Arabians Halter Trainer Andrew Sellman

Long Meadow Arabians Working Western Trainer Crystal McNutt Frierson’s Custom Riding Apparel Saddle Seat Trainer Female Vicki Humphrey Show Season Saddle Seat Trainer Male Joel Kiesner II B Farms & Clients Professional Instructor Award Laurie Long

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Winner of the 2009 APAHA Award

Halter Trainer of the Year Sponsored by Royal Arabians

Andrew Sellman

I have dedicated my life to the Arabian horse and those who love it as I do. To be recognized for my efforts by my peers is both gratifying and humbling. A heartfelt thank you to my staff and the clients of Argent Farms—you are all top shelf.

-Andrew Sellman Argent Farms 92 County Road F | River Falls, WI 54022 | Phone: 715.425.9001 Fax: 715.425.9027 | |


Winner of the 2009 APAHA Award

Male Western Pleasure Trainer of the Year Sponsored by Royal Arabians

Josh Quintus

I want to thank all of my customers for their support and the incredible horses that they allow me to work with. I want to thank my parents for giving me the opportunity to work with people who could teach me about horses and how to train and show them. A great big thank you goes to my wife Jennifer who works endlessly to make things go smoothly at home and at the shows. Most of this award belongs to her; except for the 3:00 am schooling at the Nationals—that belongs to me.

- Josh Quintus Colonial Wood Training Center 8762 FM 455 E | Pilot Point, TX 76258 | Barn: 940.686.5141 Fax: 940.686.5484 | |

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Winner of the 2009 APAHA Award

Working Western Trainer of the Year Sponsored by Long Meadow Arabians

Crystal McNutt

I want to thank all my wonderful clients for the opportunity to show and train their talented horses. A special thank you goes to my husband Mike, who is always there for me—without his support and understanding, none of this would be possible. I also want to thank my Dad for all his faith in me and for giving me the opportunity to live my dream.

- Crystal McNutt Crystal McNutt Performance Horses | 28150 N Alma School Pkwy, Ste. 103-129 | Scottsdale, AZ 85262 | Phone: 602.708.8883 Fax: 480.471.3439 | Email: |


2009 APAHA Award Winners Jackie Pakula Professional Instructor - Laurie Long Junior Working Western - Macie Long Junior Western - Macie Long

Junior Hunter/Show Hack -

Dear Jackie, Words are not enough to show how proud we are of all your accomplishments in and out of the show ring. Being your parents has been one of the greatest gifts in our lives. Keep moving forward and embracing your many gifts and talents. We love you! - Mom and Dad I’d like to thank my Mom, Dad, Mistie and Thiago Sobral for all they’ve taught me throughout the years. Special thanks to everyone who has supported me along the way! - Macie Long Congratulations to Macie and Jackie! Without amazing students and horses, I would not have the success that I’ve had. I’m blessed with two wonderful daughters that have been supportive of me and have made me a better person. Thanks to Mistie I’ve gained an amazing son-in-law, Thiago Sobral, that has inspired me and even taught me a thing or two about training horses. Thank you to everyone for all of your support! - Laurie Long Laurie Long Performance Horses Scottsdale, Arizona 602.291.1749 |

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Winner of the 2009 APAHA Award

Female Western Pleasure Trainer of the Year Sponsored by Platinum Performance

Liz Bentley

From left to right: Diane Athey, APAHA nominee in Amateur Western and Amateur Hunter, David Bentley, Liz Bentley, assistant trainer Stacey Anderson and Alyson Tobbin.

Congratulations to Brittnie Wright on your nomination in Junior Western and Sarah Brinkman on your nomination in Junior Halter. I want to thank everyone who voted for me, my clients and their great horses. I want to thank my husband David and my support staff for all their hard work.

- Liz Bentley IIB Farms | Liz & David Bentley, Stacey Anderson, Assistant Trainer 25689 Oak Hill Lane | Oronogo, MO 64855 | Farm: 417.642.5459 Cell: 417.825.0178 | |


It’s A Family Tradition!

Wendy Potts 2009 APAHA Hunter/Show Hack Trainer Female Of The Year

Gordon G d P Potts tt Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice 2009 Arabia Horseman Of The Year

Gordon & Wendy Potts 10312 County Road 1020 | Burleson, Texas 76028 Tel: 817.447.0001 | Fax: 817.295.6649 | E-mail: | PROUD USERS OF PURINA MILLS, INC.

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2009 APAHA Amateur Western Rider

Joe Frizzell "I am truly honored to have received an APAHA Horseman's Award. Thank you to the APAHA, the Award Sponsors, and everyone who nominated and voted for me. Thank you Jody, Jen and everyone at Strand's Arabians. You guys make all the hard work and preparation seem like nothing but fun! Special thanks to my wife, Debbie, for all of her support, and for convincing me to purchase a phenomenal horse, Sunsational Kid, two years ago!" ~Joe 204 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

2009 APAHA Rising Star Award

Jennifer Schmitt "It is such an honor to be voted APAHA's Rising Star! I would like to extend my thanks to the APAHA, to those that voted for me, and to my mom and dad for supporting me throughout the years. I would like to especially thank Jody and Janice Strand for their constant encouragement and faith in me! Thank you, Jody, for everything you have taught me over the past years, and the opportunities you have allowed me in order to achieve this amazing honor! And I thank the clients who believed in me enough to let me work with their outstanding horses. Without all of you, this award would not have been possible. Thank you!" ~Jen

2009 USEF Equestrians of HonorC.J. “June” June Cronan Trophey Troph

2009 APAHA Horsewoman Of The Year

2009 APAHA Saddle Seat Female Trainer Of The Year

2009 AHT Readers’ Choice Award - Horsewoman Of The Year

“This one’s for you, Betty—a never-ending source of energy and support, biggest fan, Mom, Grandma, bookkeeper, bill payer, cook, babysitter, office manager, public relations coordinator, problem solver—it couldn’t have been done without you!” -Vicki

2009 AHT Readers’ Choice Awards Half-Arabian Horse Of The Year & Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Horse Of The Year - Revelation JF

734 Roper Road, Canton, GA 30115 Phone: 770.740.8432 • Cell: 770.335.6194 Fax: 770.740.8001

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Scottsdale 2010— Excels High Fashion Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Park Horse ATR with Apryl Hughes Jessica Clinton, Trainer

Apryl Hughes, owner

Hucks Connect Connection tion V Unanimous Liberty Champion Champion am

Mister Mamage CW Unanimous Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Lea Dearing Jessica Clinton, Trainer

Diamon nd Hill Arabians, LLC, owners Diamond

Lea Dearing, owner


It was unanimous! Bonfire ROF Unanimous Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Vicki Humphrey

LA Flynn, owner

Shaken Rattlen Rollen Unanimous Win in Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving with Ashley Roberts

LA Flynn, owner 734 Roper Road, Canton, GA 30115 | Phone: 770.740.8432 | Cell: 770.335.6194 | Fax: 770.740.8001 |

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. . . s n o i t a l u t a r g n o C

Internet Auction

To sellers and new owners of horses sold on the Internet Auction with sales totaling $284,825.00



Tom & Liz Moore of Tonka Bay, MN Sold to Robyn Bray of Benton, AR

GSF Wicked Good

Nick and Juliet Carden of Leesburg, GA Sold to Rob and Cindy High–Fischmann of Webster, NY

Lots Of Fire CRF

Cedar Ridge Farm of Jordan, MN Sold to Summerhill Farm of Tonka Bay, MN

Toi Diva CRF

Cedar Ridge Farm of Jordan, MN Sold to Lori Robbins of Carmel, IN

Ames Ghost

Robert Battaglia of Scottsdale, AZ Sold to Carol DuBose of Columbia, SC

Happy Gilmore LOA

Sandra Witter of Scottsdale, AZ Sold to Donna Martino of Parker, CO

Ames City Slicker

Gale Waldon of Longwood, FL Sold to Kay Dawn Minshew of Mapleton, UT


Erin LaCroix of LaGrange, KY Sold to Ashley Szczepaniec of Gilbert, AZ

Slide N Style

Dick Ames of Jordan, MN Sold to Megan Callen of Folana, CA

Thank you to everyone for joining us at the Cedar RidgeScottsdale 2010 Celebration.

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Power World JQ B








* V I C T O RYA F H P (Power World JQ x Lettice FHP) "Victorya FHP was my favorite filly shown at the Brazilian Nationals 2008. Friends and clients, Greg and Jean Jacobs, were fortunate enough to acquire her during the show. She is extremely beautiful, very tall, and magically elegant. I am honored to have this outstanding daughter of Power World JQ a part of my show string at Argent Farms." — Andrew Sellman Special thanks to Murillo Kammer of Haras Aratinga for your friendship and support of Power World JQ and our breeding program. Haras Dos Faveiros ~ Dr. Jairo Queiroz Jorge (55 67) - 3521 2708 •










Strike World Series Lovesong By Bask

*Aladdinn Gwyndalyn *Bask Gabryelle

POWER WORLD JQ *Anaza Maruf Noble Illusion JP Image Parossa JP

Ibn El Mareekh *Nazarat Eyesight JP *ZT Shah Bint Parosaa

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes ~ MN Medallion Stallion ~ Iowa Gold Star Stallion

FROZEN SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES, CONTACT: Mike McNally ~ 760-500-0792 ~ or Rodolfo Guzzo ~ 55-19 7805 4906 (Brazil) ~

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For the last 6 years, Guzzo Arabian Training has been the largest exporter of Arabians from Brazil. The record speaks for itself ... as they have gone on to win International Championships. Thank you to those that have come to Brazil and ITCI and purchased horses, and to breeders and agents that have helped us break sales records. — Rodolfo


We have clients from around the world looking for exceptional show horses. Please contact us for your marketing needs. GUZZO ARABIAN TRAINING Rodolfo Guzzo ~ 55-19 7805 4906 (Brazil) ~ ~

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SJ Mikhail+++// x Frivolie

W E S T E R N P L E A S U R E AAOTR 36-54 S H OW N B Y M I G N O N S T E T M A N Owned by Greg & Mignon Stetman, Steamboat Springs, Colorado Bred and Trained by Gary Dearth

Pine Ridge Arabians 7200 Corrales Road • Corrales, New Mexico 87048 • Phone: 505-898-4255 • Fax: 505-898-4257 • E-mail: 214 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Burak Ben-Eden EA Alixir x Demis Amira, by Thee Desperado

2006 Homozygous black Straight Egyptian stallion

2010 foals out of LF Estrella Bonita (Thee Desperado x Princess Tammen) LF Makers Star (Pimlico RCA x Thee Makers Rose)

Owned by the Burak Partners—Sandra & Gary Fernandes, Elizabeth & Andrew Knizley and Ed Sworowski

Standing at Lyday Farms Sandra & Gary Fernandes 1026 FM 904 Honey Grove, TX 75446


Available for Purchase Limited breedings available for the 2010 breeding season Please contact: Breeding Manager & Marketing Director: Melinda Jeffries • 903-217-7743 Farm Manager & Trainer: Bryan Jeffries • 903-583-0197

Mystic Jamaal *Soho Carol (Ali Jamaal x RSD Stndg Ovation) x

Alieka BR (Ali Jamaal x Nauka) Homozygous Black • Sweepstakes Nominated Sire SCID & CA Clear

Frozen semen now available for EU and Canada

The MYSTIC JAMAAL Partners Flying A Ranch Brad & Irene Aborn Midpines, CA (209) 742-5118 E-mail: 216 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

K Bar K Arabians Richard & Paulette Koenig Tehachapi, CA (661) 823-0361 E-mail:

Beau Bey


(Bey Shah+ x Bint Miss Fire)

NV Beau Bey is siring a legacy of beauty & athletic ability with Regional & National winners in Halter & Performance! Service Fee: $2,000/$1,000 LFG We are proud to stand his exotic son “Black” and grandson Borsalino Bey as our Junior Sires! All three stallions are SCID & CA clear.

Flying A Ranch

Black (NV Beau Bey x Black Silk by MS Rafiq) 2002 Homozygous Black Stallion His foals are stunning!

Brad and Irene Aborn 5301 Rumley Mine Road Midpines, CA 95345 ph: (209) 742-5118

Borsalino Bey (*Borsalino K x Beau’s Dancer by NV Beau Bey) 2001 Homozygous Black Stallion Breeding incentives for 2010!

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Uptown Fire

(Le Fire, by *Bask x Uptown Gal, by Alada Baskin out of Zihala, by El Hilal) Black Stallion

His sire, dam and grandsires are all Champions.

Standing at

Region 6 Champion Junior Reining Region 10 Reserve Champion Reining Trained and Shown by Eric Kobernusz Georgene Holasek, DVM | 612-306-1119 4484 170th Street | Lester Prairie, MN 55354

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Stallion, SCID Clear, MAHB Medallion Stallion for MN Fall Fest futurity show Breeding fee: $1,500, Live foal guarantee • Shipped semen also available with Fed Ex shipping fee only.

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The Alluring Magic Of

Black Arabians by Mary Kirkman

Ask a sampling of the general public what comes to mind when they think of the Arabian horse, and 99 percent of them are likely to say, “The Black Stallion.” So it is not surprising that there is a segment of the industry that simply loves the look of the black Arabian. All too often, for years, that meant that those who bred for it turned out horses who, while handsome by general standards, might not have measured up to Arabian ideals. After all, it is well known that when one trait is pursued especially, other important characteristics can be lost. Over the years, however, breeders have gained more experience in retaining that prized ebony-black look, while turning out Arabian type that easily refutes criticism. Here, a selection of breeders who own black Arabians talk about their horses and the role that “black” plays in their lives.



Georgene Holasek Rock Isle Arabians Lester Prairie, Minn. __________________________________________________ “I’m not into color at all,” says Georgene Holasek. “I’m into type and conformation—but I have a black stallion.” Breeding for black might not have been her aim, but Holasek, an equine veterinarian and Arabian owner for the past 45 years, understands the genetics of black better than most. Her stallion, the homebred Uptown Fire, may attract attention with his coal black color, but his pedigree delivers qualities proven through generations of Holasek’s breeding program. “Years ago I studied color and how you got a bay, a chestnut, a palomino in Half-Arabians, anything,” she says. “‘Bay’ is black with another gene that allows the black to go only to the mane, tail and legs. If you don’t get that extra gene, your whole horse will be black, and that’s how I ended up with a black stallion. He’s black, but without the gene for bay, so he can really produce black.” What most concerns Holasek is that Uptown Fire be a reliable source of the Arabian characteristics for which her program has been known through the years.

Top Ten Stallion and U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Pleasure Driving; Fire Melody, Canadian National Top Ten Mare; and Cal-O-Bask, a popular sire of national champions. Uptown Fire’s dam, Uptown Gal, represents another important period of Holasek’s Arabian history: Alada Baskin, U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion in 1986 and 1990. “I bought Alada Baskin as a baby,” she recalls. “He went on to win at the Nationals and then produced winners like crazy—in all the different performance and halter classes.” On Alada Baskin’s record as a sire, among others, are his son Legacy Of Gold, U.S. National Champion Stallion; Alada Baskin I, Canadian National Reserve Champion and U.S. National Top Ten Stallion; and a host of other successful get, including Allionce, U.S. National Champion in Informal Combination. All three of those stallions assembled successful breeding careers of their own. That background is distilled into Uptown Fire. “He’s black, for people that are interested in breeding for that,” she says, and she recognizes that that is no small attribute; he attracts attention with the color—but he holds it with solid Arabian values. “He’s beautiful and typey, with excellent conformation, and he’s a very talented performance horse. He’s also very trainable—to be a regional champion reining horse, he has to be.”

The 10-year-old stallion Uptown Fire offers a pedigree rich in the blood Holasek traditionally has favored. By the *Bask son The stallion’s impressive Le Fire, he is out of Uptown Uptown Fire of Rock Isle Arabians. ability as a reiner drew Gal, by Alada Baskin. Le interest early on from Quarter Fire himself represents one of *Bask’s best crosses—that Horse owners who wanted Half-Arabians, and it was with Susecion, which may yet be unsurpassed in its yield there that Holasek learned of Uptown Fire’s prepotent of national-level show horses. The pair produced Fire influence. “He produces so much type that all their babies Music, U.S. and Canadian National Champion in Mare look like purebred Arabians,” she smiles, and adds that and English Pleasure; Bask Melody, U.S. and Canadian in purebred ranks, he is demonstrating the same ability. National Champion Mare; Fire Alert, U.S. National “I could have shown him in stallion halter classes and I

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believe he would be a champion, but we showed him in performance. Even though he’s by an English champion and he can trot big, western is just what he does so well.” For Holasek, a horse’s career should fit its individual preferences, and Uptown Fire’s athleticism made him a natural for reining’s demands. She pays attention to each horse’s mental and physical demands, and monitors their condition with an eye toward preventative care as well as career potential. That is part of her all-around approach to horse ownership, and it has contributed to her longterm success.

been color-oriented; I always bred for athleticism.” But in April, 2005, when her Kyd Bask daughter, Kaybette, presented her with a black son of Thee Outlaw, she was immediately smitten. “We named him an hour after he was born,” she says. Her horses are at Garrett Training Center, where Kaybette foaled, so she asked David Garrett’s little daughter what to name the colt. “She said ‘D,’” Vargas smiles. “That might have been her entire vocabulary at the time!” ‘Tanajib’ was added for a small town on the border between Saudi Arabia and Iraq where someone Vargas knew had been stationed during Desert Storm. With that suitably exotic name—D Tanajib—the colt matured into a promising sire and western horse.

Georgene Holasek got started in Arabians in the 1960s, and in years past trained and showed her own horses, as well as showed in halter in Minnesota. “I had the high-point halter horse for the state,” she recalls. “I That he fits a western also won in English saddle is appropriate pleasure classes, for Madeline Vargas’ which back then were background. She D Tanajib of YE Arabians. open. We had no came to Arabians amateur classes.” She from Quarter was also active in AHA, and served on its board at one Horses in the early 1970s when she acquired the Fadjur time; now she participates in the Minnesota Arabian grandson, Fadsyn. “He ended up seventh in the country Horse Association. And for 15 years she was a judge. It against open cutting horses,” she recalls, adding that all adds up to credibility, and over the years, Georgene he was trained by Jim Huddleston. “I received a Gladys Holasek’s horses have made her place in the Arabian Brown Edwards Award for his contribution, but I lost industry. Uptown Fire is the latest, and she is confident him to colic the winter after he made that wonderful of his potential. First and foremost, she emphasizes, show, so I never got a baby from him.” he passes on good conformation and a lot of type. And for those who want that magical black color, he has the Vargas had acquired a mare to be bred to Fadsyn, ability to sire it. however, and she went on in Arabians, breeding to other stallions. It was when she tried to interest a young trainer named Larry Hoffman in training one of the foals, and Hoffman instead selected the mare, that she found herself the owner of another champion Arabian competitor, this YE Arabians time in English pleasure. She still laughs when she recalls Corona, Calif. __________________________________________________ the mare’s progress in the show ring. “Against her first English pleasure class—42 horses—she won.” Some top After 40 years in the Arabian business, Madeline level trainers came out of the ring shaking their head Vargas has the horse of her dreams. “I’m not a big and wondering, “Who was that?” She was grateful to breeder,” she says. “I’m a little tiny breeder. I’ve never

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Hoffman for his talent, and is quick to say that she’s had some wonderful trainers over the years. Kaybette, dam of D Tanajib, is one of her favorites. “She’s so sweet. She has a wonderful temperament and she’s a great babysitter—but if you’re 5 feet and over, you’d better know how to ride. With Chris Culbreth, she had a wonderful career with a junior rider.” That Madeline Vargas enjoys introducing children to horses and teaching them to ride speaks volumes of her commitment to the industry. “I like to give riding lessons,” she says, “especially to kids whose parents are in the military—kids who are just crazy about horses, but whose families can’t afford it. I hand them a shovel, and if they’re willing to shovel out a stall, I’ll teach them to ride. If they say, ‘Ick!’ and they’re not interested, I’m not interested in teaching them. Their heart and soul isn’t in it.” One of those children was precocious and talented, and although Vargas doesn’t usually put her students in the show ring until they are 14, she made an exception for this child.

watching Outlaw, and every baby he put on the ground had a great head. Many of them were black, but that wasn’t what I was breeding for.” With Kaybette’s conformation and Thee Outlaw’s head, Vargas got exactly what she was looking for, and has to admit that the black is pretty dazzling. In Scottsdale this year, she found that other breeders agreed with her enthusiasm for D Tanajib. “I have five horses and no property,” she says, “so I don’t want to buy any more mares.” The answer was to sponsor a promotion: Owners could nominate their mares to win two free breedings to D Tanajib. The response bowled her over. “We had over 400 responses—and from wonderful, well-known breeders with fabulous horses! We tried to narrow it down as much as possible, and I still ended up with more than 160.” It took a long time to winnow the list down to a top 10, from which two will be chosen. At Scottsdale, as part of the promotion, Vargas hosted a party with all the trimmings, reintroducing the old glamour that was present in the industry in the halcyon days of the 1980s. “I’m from the old days,” she says, “and I thought, he’s the only stallion I’ve ever promoted, and I’m going to bring it back.”

“She went into the class with Kaybette, and came out crying,” Vargas recalls. “I said, ‘Why? You won!’ And she said, ‘Because I didn’t do anything. The announcer said walk, and Bette walked. He In the end, though, it said come to the center of the NV Beau Bey of Flying A Ranch. isn’t the glamour that she ring, and she went right to remembers first. It is D the center of the ring. All I Tanajib. “‘D’ is a 5-year-old stud,” she says, “and during did was sit there.’” Madeline Vargas is most proud that the presentation David did with him, little kids came her young protégé was more interested in becoming a running up to him and started petting all over him. horsewoman than in winning ribbons. He did not move a muscle; he just looked at them like: ‘You got a carrot?’ No one could believe how sweet he When Vargas bred Kaybette to Thee Outlaw, she had a was. (I have to compliment David; he keeps a wonderful particular objective in mind. “I had bred Bette before,” temperament on these horses, and ‘D’ has his mom’s she says. “She has a great body and a great neck, and temperament to begin with.) He loves people. I can tell she’s very athletic, but she has a plain head. I’d been

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people to just ‘go in the barn and pet him.’ They come back to tell me that when they walked up to his stall, he came right over to have his head scratched. What means the most to me is when people say how wonderful he is to people and to kids. “The day ‘D’ was born, I started crying,” she offers. “David looked at me and said, ‘Madeline, I know it’s a colt, but it’s a good one.’ I said, ‘That’s why I’m crying. I’ve waited 40 years.’ And I was thinking, ‘My God. Here we go. We’re on a roller coaster.’” She looks ahead. “He moves like his mom; she’s got a canter you can’t ignore. She is not that pretty standing still, but when you put a saddle on her and she moves, everybody looks at her. Well, everybody looks at him even when he’s just standing there.”

Arabians in the United States, and their attention to the type and ability that originally attracted them has ensured that their reputation is founded on solid breed standards. “We’ve been in black Arabians for 25 years,” Irene reports. Their first black was the double *Bask stallion, Syrtaki, purchased in 1985. “We bought him because we liked him a whole lot; he was very beautiful, had a great pedigree, and he happened to be black. He made us realize what interest people had in black horses— especially back then, because there weren’t any around. It kind of evolved from there. And black Arabians are still rare in comparison to other colors.” Now their Flying A Ranch in north-central California is home to an average of 30 horses, including four black stallions, all of whom are homozygous for black. The program’s senior sire is NV Beau Bey, a 17-yearold son of Bey Shah, out of the Gdansk daughter, Bint Miss Fire. Bint Miss Fire, an early-1980s U.S. National Champion in both English pleasure and pleasure driving, was particularly successful with the charismatic Bey Shah: From that cross also came Bey Fireeshah, U.S. National Champion Mare and Futurity Filly. NV Beau Bey’s promising show career was cut short by injury at the age of 2, but with his formidable pedigree and quality, he was retired to stud. With many winners at the national and regional levels on his record, Irene Aborn believes that he is now the all-time leading sire of black Arabians. He also has proven popular with foreign buyers. Several of his sons and daughters have been exported, and transported semen has been ordered especially from Europe and Israel.

Flying A Ranch Midpines, Calif.

Next in the line-up is Borsalino Bey, one of the few sons in this country from the Brazilian phenomenon, Borsalino K. Borsalino Bey, now 9, is out of the NV Beau Bey daughter, Beaus Dancer, for a pedigree that complements the classic Bey Shah/Bint Miss Fire with the additional influence of Ali Jamaal, Huckleberry Bey and *Aladdinn. He, too, has been attracting notice abroad with transported semen, most recently to Poland and Australia.

Like many other owners with black Arabians, Brad and Irene Aborn did not start out to breed for the color black, but unlike some others, they now prioritize that characteristic. They are a well-known resource of black

Also 9, Mystic Jamaal, who is co-owned by the Aborns and Paulette and Richard Koenig of K Bar K Arabians, represents a strong infusion of Ali Jamaal to the Flying A program. A son of Soho Carol, he is out of *Alieka

Mystic Jamaal, owned by Paulette and Richard Koenig of K Bar K Arabians, Tehachapi, Calif., and Flying A Ranch.

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Burak Ben-Eden EA, owned by the Burak Partners and standing at Lyday Farms, Honey Grove, Texas.

BR, providing linebred Ali Jamaal through both sire and dam. Another cross to Bey Shah reinforces the program’s foundation. Mystic Jamaal, too, has attracted foreign interest, particularly from Europe, with several mares exported carrying his foals. “The buyers were so thrilled with the foals that two are looking to buy more mares in foal to Mystic,” says Aborn. “A third has had us freeze semen, which we exported to her.” And then there is Black, who at 8 is the heir apparent to his sire, NV Beau Bey (although no one expects him to fill that role any time soon, as the older stallion remains a picture of good health). Black’s pedigree was calculated: His dam, Black Silk, reemphasizes the lines of Gdansk and Bey Shah. With linebreeding clearly a factor in the Flying A program, it is fair to ask how, in the pursuit of color, Brad and Irene Aborn avoid losing type. Irene replies that the secret is never to lose sight of Arabian breed values. “We want the pretty head, the beautiful neck, the nice body, the beautiful motion—we want it all,” she says. “And we want to get the black. When you get all of that, you’ve really got something special.”

She recognizes the significance of the challenge, but she demurs that she sees the issue in a broader context. “A lot of people these days are breeding for an extreme head,” she points out. “It’s the same thing: You have to remember the whole picture.” As specialists in black horses, have they been affected by the uncertain economic climate of the past few years? The market has been lower for everybody in the horse business, Aborn observes, but they have noticed one benefit for their focus. “We’ve found that blacks still sell more easily than other colors,” she says, “and they tend to bring a premium price.” Looking into the future, the Aborns are clear on what has earned Flying A its reputation in the Arabian industry. Their motto is: “The quality goes in before the color goes on.” “We want people to know that we have been breeding for a long time, and our goal is to produce the best quality possible,” Irene says. “For years, we have bred not just for black, but for quality. The quality, the pedigree, the type—it’s all important to us. It’s not just that we like black horses.” ■

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Leaders Of The Times: March Calendar Feature

Art Dekko TT and Tall Timber Arabians by Colleen Scott “When a halter trainer has the privilege of standing in front of a horse with the quality and stature he has, you have to be overwhelmed by the flaring, square nostrils, the large black eyes and beautifully tipped ears that make an unforgettable image. And this is accentuated by movement and balance second to none. I recall one of the most proudest moments of my career, at a show after making an explosive entrance enjoyed immensely by the audience, I led him up to a very well-respected 2008 judge who asked: ‘Where in the heck did you find him!’” The pair went on to be awarded the highest score at the show.

Can a horse inspire? Absolutely. Can a stallion be so compelling as to make a semi-retired handler want to return to the show ring? In the case of Art Dekko TT (Audacious PS x HC Amareea, by Echo Magnifficoo), the answer is not just yes, but a resounding yes. Ken Davis, who has been training Arabian horses for 36 years, first saw Art Dekko TT covered in soap lather in a wash rack at a Class A show on the West Coast. The stallion literally stopped him in his tracks. One thing led to another, and pretty soon, Davis was training the then 4-year-old stallion for owner Noel Bosse of Tall Timber Arabians. Having handled hundreds of top quality Arabians over nearly four decades and with an equal number of national titles to his credit, Davis isn’t one to be easily impressed. Leave it to Art Dekko to do the job. “Being introduced to Dekko toward the end of my very successful career, showed me how much I could still be inspired and excited by an Arabian horse. I love the breed and although I have trained a multitude of horses, there have been few of them who have affected me as Dekko has,” he says. 228 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Just what does the stallion have that wins him the admiration of not only Davis, but also long-time industry leader Stan Keeter of Midcrest Arabians? While many believe in the strength of his sire, there are many who also believe in the contributions of his dam line. Out of HC Amareea, herself, an Echo Magnifficoo daughter, Art Dekko’s grand dam is none other than HC Amareekha, whose dam is Balleryna (Jora Honey Ku x Marahssena). That same combination of Jora Honey Ku and Marahssena also produced Anastaziaa. Those two mares, according to Keeter, were two of the most successful broodmares of their time, producing champion after champion. It is from that strong female tail line that Dek gets his unusual black-bay coloring. While Audacious is a grey, as are some of Dek’s other ancestors, there are others in his dam line that were, as they say, horses of a different color. HC Amareea, his dam, is liver chestnut. HC Amareekha is black, and Balleryna, Jora Honey Ku and Marahssena were all grey. Dek not only gets his coloring from that dam line, but also some of his strong features. Those who have seen any of these ancestors can see the similarities immediately, particularly when it comes to their heads and refined facial features.


a long time since we’ve Dekko was able to seen a horse with show off some of those such beauty who also features in Scottsdale, has such incredible where he was the motion.” finale of the Shada presentation and How Art Dekko was enthusiastically came to be a stallion received by the crowds. of national caliber Noel also brought has been a work two of his offspring in progress. Noel to the show, a June 26 had been impressed filly, “Honeykkrisp by both Echo TT,” out of a Pyro Magnifficoo and Thyme daughter, and Audacious PS when a colt, “Kuttysarkk she had seen them win TT,” out of an at the U.S. Nationals Echo Magnifficoo years ago. “Following daughter. The filly the breed magazines made the Finals in the and shows, I was Scottsdale Signature becoming familiar Stallion Yearling with the different lines Fillies Championship and looks—trying to with Austin Garrett figure out the direction on the lead—not an in which I would accomplishment to like to go when the be taken lightly with opportunity presented 107 fillies originally itself,” she says. entered in the Art Dekko TT (Audacious PS x HC Amareea) competition. As he was While visiting friends in 2001, Noel found a a July 30th baby, Noel opted not to show the colt, but did modest equestrian setup in the Puget Sound area present him as part of the Shada gathering. Kuttysarkk is in Washington. After moving from the Colorado closely linebred on Dekko’s tail female line, and exhibits mountains and getting her nationally-recognized many of Dekko’s exciting characteristics. Shelties settled in their new surroundings, she contacted Stan Keeter. “He was very helpful and when Many who saw the handsome, black-bay stallion at he asked me if I would like to purchase HC Amareea the Shada presentation in Scottsdale had already been (by Echo Magnifficoo), who was in foal to Audacious introduced to Art Dekko at the 2009 U.S. Nationals when PS, and being a pedigree he captured the Reserve Champion Senior Stallion title. I was interested in, I agreed. The resulting foal was Regardless of where Arabian enthusiasts have met him, Art Dekko.” Years later, now that Keeter has seen they all have recognized what he has to offer the breed: the results of that breeding, he is impressed with beautifully shaped head, dished profile, large expressive the outcome. black eyes, distinctly flared nostrils, nicely tipped small ears and an overall look that is enhanced by a proud tail Art Dekko is standing at Shada and preparing for the carriage and an attitude that commands attention. upcoming Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas, where Jeff Schall will again take center stage with the Jeff Schall, who led the stallion to his national title, handsome stallion. Without a doubt, he’ll again live up explains what is special about him. “Dekko is a fantastic to the legacy of his ancestors, impressing Arabian horse horse. He has incredible carriage and such exotic and enthusiasts around the world. ■ extreme beauty. On top of all that, he can move! It’s been M ARCH 2010 | 229

The 2009 Arabian Horse Times Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner

Echo Domani


by Mary Kirkman

“He was darling,” says breeder Sheila Stewart, Port Angeles, Wash., of the colt in the photo. Pictured at 3 months, he won Arabian Horse Times’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest for 2009. “He’s not ‘darling’ now. He’s absolutely stunning. He has been spectacular from the minute he was born.” PS Echo Domani was foaled at Midcrest Farm Arabians on April 21, 2009. Stewart was there; longtime members of the Echo Magnifficoo Partnership, she and her husband, Peter, live next door to Midcrest, and she spends many spring nights in the foaling barn. She recalls attending the colt’s birth with Midcrest’s Stan Keeter. “This face came out, and it was so extreme. And these little ears that were kind of weird, they were so tightly wrapped. I said, ‘Stan, what are those ears?’ He just smiled and said, ‘Don’t worry about those ears. They’re going to be fabulous.’” Those tight, tippy little ears are now a trademark of the Ajman Moniscione son from the Echo Magnifficoo daughter, Torrifficoo. When Stewart, who bred Torrifficoo and the mare’s previous six foals, planned the mating, she knew the potential for an outstanding result.


An English horse in her early years, Torrifficoo could be relied upon to contribute scope, length of neck and leg (she’s 15.2), all-around athletic conformation, and a pretty, if not exotic, head; her pedigree, with its heritage of *Aladdinn, *Bask, and Crabbet blood, backs up those qualifications. Ajman, meanwhile, offered a handsome body and an off-the-charts typey, extreme head. With multiple crosses to *Padron, he also represented lineage proven to work with Torrifficoo, as the cross of *Padron and Echo Magnifficoo has been a demonstrated success. “Usually you don’t pray for a colt,” Stewart allows. “But I just felt that if we could meld Ajman and Torrifficoo together, we would have a horse who could be very important.” “If it has never been clear what Echo Magnifficoo has meant to the world as a broodmare sire, it never will be,” says Stan Keeter. “This colt was a star when he was born. He has phenomenal ears and a great expression—tons of ambiance. He also carries the paper to have the credibility of a sire. A lot of people from around the world have chased him since he was born.” Stewart is attracted by more than just the colt’s looks. “He lifts his neck and head, and the tail goes up over his back and he looks you over,” she says. “He knows he’s special; he’s the most willing horse. He’s not fractious. He’s a dream to be around.” She and her family worked hard to find a worthy name, and it was her daughter, who had lived in Italy, who suggested the right combination. In Italian, ‘domani’ means ‘tomorrow,’ so ‘echo tomorrow’ expresses their desire that PS Echo Domani carry the influence of Echo Magnifficoo into the future.


“We did it. We hit the big time with this one.” - Sh She eiiila la Stew te ewa wart rt

Through the fall of 2009, PS Echo Domani grew into his long legs, and his early pale chestnut color evolved into a gunmetal grey. Stewart reports that he has retained his beauty—no awkward growth spurts so far, no coarsening of the refined head. With those credentials and his look-at-me attitude, he is slated to debut at the Las Vegas World Cup with Jeff Schall.

What about that “for sale” sign that was included with the baby photo? “It would be very difficult to give him up,” Stewart sighs. “We’re not really marketing him now. If we sold him, it would be through lots of tears, because he has made his place in our hearts.” She takes a longer vision. “I’m hoping and thinking that he will breed on and be a very significant sire.”

“In all of my years, this colt rivals the most exotic young horse I’ve ever seen,” Schall says. “Ultimately, Shada, my brother Jerry, and I have been very fortunate to help with his future. He’s really gorgeous, and that’s what will set him apart from the rest.”

Sheila Stewart smiles when she recalls that April morning when she stumbled home from Midcrest just before dawn, hazy with exhaustion. “I love foaling them out,” she says. “Domani was a star from the very beginning. I woke up my husband and said, ‘We did it. We hit the big time with this one.’” ■

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by Andrew K. Steen

“A great king knows nothing but his sword and his purse; he draws the one to fill the other, there is no honor among conquerors.” —MOHAMMED ALI I

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arly in the 17th Century, most of Arabia and the Najd, the Arabian Peninsula’s central region, were divided into dozens of independent townships and districts, each ruled by a Bedouin chief. Except in their primitive form, Mohammed’s teachings and the Islamic religion were almost forgotten by much of the populace, who maintained little, if any, ties with the rest of the Islamic world. The Turks first came to the Arabian Peninsula in 1524, when Selim the Great usurped the region’s ruling Abbasid Caliphate and conquered Egypt. He next took control of Mecca and Medina, and annexed Yemen. During the ensuing two centuries, the sultans never made additional advances into the desert’s vast interior, claiming only the narrow corridors of the Hajj. Ottoman control of those desolate camel trails was only nominal. Great caravans of as many as 30,000 traveled under heavy escort, protections against Bedouin raiding parties’ frequent sorties.

element involved restoring his faith’s original disciplines of prayer, fasting and pilgrimages to holy shrines. Fourth, he advocated prohibiting the consumption of wine, tobacco, music, games of chance, magic, personal adornment of gold and silver jewelry, and the practice of erecting tombstones or memorials for the dead. This “purified” theology adhered to all the stringent sanctions Mohammed’s teachings imposed, including stoning an adulterous woman and cutting off a thief ’s right hand. Ibn Abd-el-Wahhab’s zealous followers called themselves the brotherhood, or Ikhwan, and swept away any opposition that fell in their path.

Mohammed Ibn Saoud—The First Wahhabi Emir

Before Ibn Abd-el-Wahhabi’s demise, which reportedly came in 1787, the old leader persuaded his son-in-law, Mohammed Ibn Saoud, Chief of Diriyyah, to return to the rudiments of Islamic faith. In the mid-1740s, Ibn Saoud became the first Wahhabi Emir. As leader of the Anazeh’s large Mesalikh tribe, he wielded As Caliph of the Moslem world, the considerable power. Wahhabi’s sultan was responsible for the safety devotees’ numbers swelled, making of annual pilgrimages to the Ka’aba of Ibn Saoud leader of the reformed Mecca, and Mohammed’s sepulcher Muwahiddun monotheists religion, Sultan Selim III at Medina. The sultan’s presence was and ruler of all Islam, based on his represented by a tabernacle, or mahmal, strapped on the father-in-law’s teachings. Over time, as Mohammed Ibn back of a camel. The camel led every Hajj, from Üsküdar, Saoud systematically established his authority in the Aared opposite Constantinople on the Marmara Sea, to the door region and most of the Najd, not everyone acquiesced of Mecca’s Mosque. to his demands. His own brother, Theniyan, and the people of Riyadh bitterly opposed the reformed faith. The Mohammed Ibn Abd-El-Wahhab Sheikhs of the Beni Khaled, who ruled over the Hasa The state of affairs was about to change radically. In 1691, and Katif, refused to accept the restructured dogma or to Mohammed Ibn Abd-el-Wahhab was born at an oasis pay tribute. Crabbet Park founder Wilfrid Scawen Blunt’s some 300 miles due east of Medina. Ibn Abd-el-Wahhab journals indicated that the Sheikhs remained hostile to was a member of the Ibn Temim tribe. As a young Wahhabism, well into the 1880s. man, he traveled to Basra, and possibly to Damascus, to study religious law. Following a pilgrimage to Mecca Abdel-El-Aziz and Medina, he returned to his birthplace in the Aared In 1765, when Mohammed Ibn Saoud died, his son province and married in the village of Horeylama. In Abdel-el-Aziz succeeded him. A deeply devoted, peaceful the nearby town of Diriyyah, he began preaching and man of simple habits and dress, Abdel-el-Aziz possessed advocating a return to the Prophet’s original teachings. great vitality and ambition. Under his leadership, the Wahhabis subjugated the entire Najd and the Hasa region. His doctrine had four principal elements. The first was re-establishment of Mahometan beliefs, as prescribed by His extremist followers prevailed as far northward as the Koran, which he believed rejected the Shiite sect’s Bassora and probably into Mesopotamia’s Sijar Hills, accepted beliefs. His second objective was to defy the compelling the true faith’s fallen to adhere to harsh Ottoman sultan’s spiritual authority and to disregard Wahhabi dogma. The Wahhabis’ belligerent forays into that of any sheriff, saint, dervish, or other manipulative, his jurisdiction infuriated Sultan Selim III (r.1789-1807). controlling individual. Ibn Abd-el-Wahhab’s third In 1798, he sent a Turkish expeditionary force of nearly



IN HISTORY 5,000 regular infantry, together with artillery, and a large contingent from the Bedouins tribes residing along the Persian Gulf. Ali Pasha, who led the force was an officer of the Turkish Valy, Baghdad’s regional governor. The army left Baghdad, traveled overland, and marched down the coast to the Hasa, where they reinstated the Valy’s territorial control. However, the Turkish Valy’s army failed to capture the fortified town of Hofuf. Upon their return, Abdel-el-Aziz’ son Saoud Ibn Saoud intercepted them and Ali Pasha’s troops took refuge behind the walls of the town of Taj. A bloody confrontation seemed unavoidable, but was averted by a reconciliation between the sheikhs of the Daffir and Montefik tribes. Ali Pasha’s soldiers retreated to Bassorh. Having regained the Hasa, Ibn Saoud punished those who had submitted to the Turks. His victory contributed greatly to the Wahhabi’s prestige and power, and offers of obedience began pouring in. Abdel-el-Aziz shrewdly realized that it would be smart to placate the Turkish Valy; so, Abdel-el-Aziz sent him a choice group of desert-bred Arabian horses and other valuable gifts.

Saoud Ibn Saoud Abdel-el-Aziz’ Wahhabi State became the governing authority over most of the entire region. He created a centralized administration and established a taxation system that replaced the old method of paying tribute. He created a standing army, led by his eldest son, Saoud Ibn Saoud. Saoud Ibn Saoud was a warrior. Through him, the Wahhabi persisted in chasing their objectives. He continued to face strong opposition from the fiercely independent Daffir and Montefik tribes and the Jebel Shammar of the Kasim region. The people of the Al-Hasa, Saudi Arabia’s largest oasis, maintained strong commercial ties with Persia. Only the tribes of south central Najd seem to have genuinely favored the Wahhabi movement. John Lewis Burckhardt wrote that the Ikhwan brotherhood often confiscated livestock “upon any slight pretext of disobedience or unlawful conduct.” Few of the horse-breeding tribes were willing to relinquish their prized desert-bred animals, even in the name of Allah. About Saoud’s Arabian horses, Burckhardt observed: “The principal expense of Saoud’s establishment was for his guest and his horses; he is said to have kept no less than 2,000 horses and mares as his own property. Of these, as many as 400 were always kept at Derayeh, and the others, in the Al-Hasa oasis region, where the clover pasturage is excellent. The finest mares of Arabia were in his possession. Some of those he had taken from their original owners, either as a punishment for

misconduct, or as a fine, but he had purchased many at very considerable prices; it is known that he paid for one mare a sum equivalent to nearly 600 £ sterling.” Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer, also mentioned that: “His body-guard, or mendjyeh’s name is dreaded by all enemies of the Wahabys, for they have never forfeited their high character for bravery.”

The Sacking Of The Tomb Of Hussein In 1799, leading an army of 4,000 followers, Saoud Ibn Saoud made his first Hajj to Mecca, and repeated the pilgrimage the following year. The Wahhabis regarded Shiite pilgrims as infidels. Their passage through the Najd was forbidden. Consequently, violent opposition arose against them in Persia and the Baghdad jurisdiction, where the majority of inhabitants were Shiite. The Wahhabis “came like locusts, or a stream out of the hills, after rain.” In 1800, armed with rifles and razor-sharp scimitars, half-naked men in loincloths overran Aleppo, Syria, and sacked the Shiite shrine at Kerbela. Reprisal came in October, 1803, when a Shiite follower assassinated Abdel-el-Aziz. In 1801, the first expedition against Oman went out, commanded by Selim el Hark, one of Saoud’s lieutenants. The same year, bent on avenging his father’s murder, Saoud Ibn Saoud himself marched north to the Euphrates with 20,000 men. On April 20, he pillaged Karbela, put its 5,000 male inhabitants to the sword, demolished Hussein’s tomb, and departed the same afternoon with a huge load of booty. The successful assault on the Shiite stronghold spread alarm and outrage throughout the Muslim world. In 1802, Bahrain began to pay tribute, extending the Wahhabi’s domination as far south as the Sea of Oman. The local tribes were compelled to accept the harsh Wahhabi doctrine.

The Wahhabi’s Wrath At Mecca Shortly thereafter, a quarrel between the Wahhabi Emir and Ghalib, Sherif of Mecca, prompted Saoud Ibn Saoud to ride into the Hejaz with a large army, easily subjugating Taif, an important horse-breeding center. Next, on May 1, 1803, his entourage rode into Mecca. By some reports, the struggle lasted two months. The Wahhabis cut off the Holy City’s fresh water supply from Mt. Arafat, forcing its citizens to drink only the Well of Zem-Zem’s brackish water, and reducing them to eating household dogs and cats. When the Ikhwan finally entered the city, they wreaked havoc on a population famed for excess and ostentation. The Ikhwan destroyed all vestiges of luxury, and burned mountains of coffee. In the spring of 1804, Saoud returned home through Medina, also annexing

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IN HISTORY Islam’s second-holiest city into his empire. In the face of such authority, law and order prevailed under the Emir’s central government. When Saoud Ibn Saoud returned to the Najd, he issued a proclamation promising strict protection of life, property and trade, throughout his domain. The new régime flourished, and the period came to be regarded as the zenith of Wahhabi power. Sadly, the turmoil was far from over. In 1807, Saoud Ibn Saoud again marched to the Euphrates, where he laid siege to the walled city of Meshhed Ali. Failing to conquer that fortification, he was forced to withdraw. Two years later, he assembled another army of 30,000 men, intending to attack Baghdad; however, he abandoned his plan when disturbances broke out in the Najd.

The Kabakçi Mutiny And The Fall Of Selim III Saoud Ibn Saoud’s triumphs dealt a huge blow to the Sultan Selim III’s prestige. Over many decades, Selim III’s predecessors had invested huge sums in building fortifications along the caravan routes, also supplying military escorts for the annual Hajj. Ibn Saoud’s success clearly showed that the official was powerless to prevent Ikhwan zealots from turning back pilgrims. Each Friday, as the Sultan went to the Mosque to pray, his humiliation intensified. Rumors that Selim III was an infidel intensified, suggesting that the two holy cities’ loss was divine retribution for the sultan’s manifest failure to restore stability in Arabia. The halls of power were always a hotbed of conspiracies and intrigue. Sultan Selim III’s enemies plotted to overthrow him. The discontent of the military garrisoned on Marmara’s shores was no less subtle. On May 27, 1807, the mostly Albanian and Caucasian yamaks (mercenaries) mutinied, hacking their officers to pieces. A thousand of their number then marched on Constantinople, demanded that Mustafa IV, the sultan’s cousin, be named the new Sultan. During the revolt, Mustafa IV’s cutthroats strangled Selim III, allowing him to usurp his cousin’s throne. Mustafa IV’s inglorious reign lasted only fourteen-months (18071808) before he, too, was deposed.

Mahmud II—The Reformer The task of resolving the Wahhabi dilemma fell to the brutal, execution-oriented Sultan Mahmud II, who reigned from 1808 to 1839. Ironically dubbed “The Reformer,” Mahmud II was reminded that one claim on which the House of Ottoman staked its tenure was

the Caliphate of the Holy Sites. Again called to assert his authority over Mecca and Medina, he resolved to take punitive action against the fanatics. In the interim, the state of affairs in Arabia deteriorated. Saoud Ibn Saoud made another pilgrimage to Medina, where he demanded that the Prophet’s tomb be opened. He sold or distributed the precious relics and rich jewels the tomb contained amongst his soldiers, provoking all Islam’s outrage. In Mahmud II’s eyes, Saoud Ibn Saoud’s sacrilegious acts were untenable. The Wahhabis continued their rampage into Oman and became infamous in India when they were suspected of a pirate raid committed against an Indian vessel. This provoked a punitive English expedition, sent in 1809 against the port of Ras-el-Kheymah on the Persian Gulf. Nonetheless, the following year Ibn Saoud made further inroads at Mattrah, which lay a few miles from Muscat. He also occupied Bahrain and placed a governor in charge of the island. In 1810, he invaded Irak. The next year, his son Abdullah came very close to Baghdad on a marauding mission, while another army, led by Abu Nocta, the Emir’s slave, invaded Syria and held Damascus for ransom. It seemed likely that the Wahhabis’ new Arabian Empire would extend to the shores of the Mediterranean, and in time, perhaps to every Ottoman state. Then, an alliance of northern Bedouins tribes, led by Edderhi Ibn Shaalan, a Sheikh of the Ruaulla, rescued Damascus. When the angry Bedouins trounced Abu Nocta’s army near the Orontes River, the invaders fell back into the desert.

Crisis In The Sublime Port When the foregoing occurred, the Ottoman Empire was enmeshed in an enormous political crisis. Turkey was fighting one of its incessant wars with Russia, and the Balkan states were in revolt. The Napoleonic Wars in Europe, and the threat of another invasion, deferred any military action. Bonaparte’s 1798 invasion of Egypt and its political consequences greatly aided the Wahhabi’s success. Vast distances, and the impenetrable El Hamad and Nefud deserts separating Turkey and Syria from central Arabia, made it impossible to send an army overland to the Wahhabi stronghold. However, the Emir’s armies’ absence in the northwestern peninsula provided a favorable opportunity. Egypt was then under the control of Mohammed Ali, and the Sultan entrusted him with the task of punishing Saoud Ibn Saoud and his zealots. ■

Don’t miss “The Wahhabi Wars, Part II,” in next month’s issue!

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In Memoriam:

Jim Sirbasku (1939 – 2010) by Linda White

Jim Sirbasku died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening, February 23, at his home in Waco, Texas, at Arabians Ltd. He was a constant, loyal friend to many; applying the old cliché “He will be sorely missed” to his passing is a vast understatement. He loved people, and there was room for everybody in his compassionate embrace. That quality, along with his warmth, kindness and generosity, were evidenced in everything he undertook. And Jim Sirbasku undertook more challenges than most would ever attempt. David Gardner, Sirbasku’s former Arabians Ltd. partner, corroborates his dear friend’s selfless character. “No one will ever know all the kind things he did, nor the way he helped so many people—and not just in the horse 238 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

business. When someone would run into problems, Jim would help them, often without them ever knowing who gave them the assistance. He gave to the church, to the community, to the Egyptian Arabian horse, to everybody. “In a world where terms like ‘best friend’ and ‘best buddy’ are common, I can say without reservation that other than my wife, Marion, Jim Sirbasku was my closest friend,” Gardner says. “In 1978, as we sat on a bale of straw, Jim said to me, ‘Teach me about Egyptian Arabian horses. My wife, Judy, loves the horses, and I love her.’ I said, ‘Only if you teach me about business.’ That day, we scribbled three items on a grain ticket, and Arabians Ltd. was born. That little scrap of paper would be our only partnership agreement.

JIM SIRBASKU “Thus began a 15-year partnership where there was never a hint of a disagreement; only mutual respect and energy. In 1993, when my brother John became ill and we had to move east, Jim and Judy bought our interest in Arabians Ltd. On the day we left, Jim hugged us and said, ‘We will carry on your legacy, and make you proud of the farm we built together.’ In typical Sirbasku fashion, he did just that and more.”

St. Paul and headed for Waco, Texas, where Sirbasku joined Success Motivation International, working in the organization’s home office. Then in 1991, he co-founded Profiles International with his friend, Bud Haney. The firm specialized in products designed to help companies improve performance and make wiser hiring decisions, and in 2003, he and Haney co-authored the book, 40 Strategies for Winning in Business.

Sirbasku was an internationally respected executive, too, and yet, he never took himself too seriously. His friend Henry Metz attests to that. “Arabians Ltd.’s success went beyond just the great horses,” Metz observes. “There was Jim, himself. Jim always made things fun! I met him at the 1991 Egyptian Event, the first one I attended. David Gardner introduced us. Jim was a very outgoing man. His graciousness and warm, genuine smile immediately made me comfortable. One of his gifts was that he always made people feel welcome. That is how I will always remember him.

Profiles International grew from a two-man operation into a worldwide corporation. Today, it serves 122 countries, provides materials in 32 languages, and has more than 750 representatives around the globe. “We help companies gain a competitive advantage by selecting, hiring, retaining and developing great talent,” states its current promotional brochure. Sirbasku applied the principles he espoused at Profiles International to his Arabian horse business.

“And what a promoter he was!” adds Metz. “He brought out the best in everyone around him, and left those who met him the better for having done so.” “Jim was a super salesman and an excellent businessman,” agrees Egyptian Arabian breeder Tom Salome. He and his wife, Martha, met their friends Jim and Judy Sirbasku more than 20 years ago. “When Jim spoke, people listened. He was a leader in the Arabian horse business, and his sudden death was a great shock to us all. He was a fun, wonderful person to be around, and was very generous to the horse industry, as well as to our local community.” James Sirbasku was born on March 30, 1939, in South St. Paul, Minn., to Carmella and James Sirbasku Sr. He graduated from South St. Paul High School, where he ran track and played football, and from the University of Minnesota. He began his professional life as a butcher in a meatpacking plant in South St. Paul. In June 1959, the year he graduated from college, he married his high school sweetheart. Jim and Judy Sirbasku celebrated their golden (50th) wedding anniversary in the summer of 2009, surrounded by friends and family. Now, every expression of sympathy and comfort coming in seems to include supportive words to Judy Sirbasku, reminding her of how much she is loved and admired. To return to their story: In 1968, after Jim had logged eight years at the meatpacking plant, the couple left

One example is right there on the ranch. Heading the stallion roster at Arabians Ltd. is its famous elder statesman, Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr, by TheEgyptianPrince). Bred by friends and fellow Pyramid Society members Tom and Martha Salome, he is owned today by Rock Creek Arabians of Texas, Inc. The gorgeous bay stallion was named 1994 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion, and unanimous Scottsdale Grand Champion Stallion the same year. He led the Egyptian Arabian sire ratings for many years. Seven other distinguished straight Egyptian stallions stand at stud alongside him, each one a successful sire in his own right. Arabians Ltd. celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2008. Over those years, Judy Sirbasku’s dream-come-true grew into the largest, most successful straight Egyptian Arabian horse farm in the world. “What began as a sound business investment for entrepreneur Jim has become Judy’s purpose in life,” explains the Arabians Ltd. website. Jim Sirbasku had been a highly valued Pyramid Society member since its beginning, and the couple brought untold numbers of people to the straight Egyptian Arabian. The Pyramid Society’s Executive Director Anna Bishop cannot hide her shock and devastation at her friend’s passing. “Words are inadequate in expressing my sadness over Jim’s passing,” she says, the words catching in her throat. “He served on the board when I came to work M ARCH 2010 | 239


Jim and Judy Sirbasku, Pimlico RCA and Shawn Crews.

at The Pyramid Society, and thus, we go back more than 24 years. The often quoted phrase, ‘A mighty oak has fallen,’ immediately came to mind when I learned of Jim’s untimely passing. To me, this mighty oak radiated strength, courage, steadfastness, security, determination and comfort. I feel blessed indeed to have had Jim Sirbasku as both a friend and as a leader of this organization. The entire Egyptian Arabian community and the world beyond mourn this profound loss.” Owning and co-managing the world’s largest EgyptianArabian horse nursery and since 1991, serving as CEO of Profiles International, were only two of Jim Sirbasku’s projects. He was also one of corporate America’s most popular, enthusiastic speakers, motivating hundreds of audiences from coast to coast and internationally. Always an entrepreneur, he championed the individual and encouraged thousands to develop their human potential. He was a mentor to many as well. Longtime Pyramid Society member Howell Wallace is an individual whose life Sirbasku touched. “I was most fortunate that Jim Sirbasku served as a board member when I was president of The Pyramid Society,” Wallace 240 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

explains. “His enthusiasm for life, his dedication to the Egyptian Arabian horse, and his leadership of this organization served us all well. He had the ability always to see the positive side of every situation.” Sirbasku’s insight and wisdom were respected and rewarded in the larger world. Glass display cabinets in Arabians Ltd.’s main barn hold several hundred prestigious horse show trophies and tri-color ribbons, but the mantle in the Sirbaskus’ home is filled with trophies awarded to Jim Sirbasku, not his horses, for fostering and encouraging entrepreneurship and community growth. In 2002, he was inducted into the Sales & Marketing Executives International Academy of Achievement Hall of Fame. Sirbasku served on many boards in the Waco area, and co-chaired the 1986 Texas Air Expo. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Reicher Catholic High School, 2101 North 23rd Street, Waco, Texas 76708-3397, and to the PKD Foundation, to support research for polycystic kidney disease. Friends and colleagues are invited to leave messages or memories in the “Memorial Guest Book” at ■





to be held during the Region 12 Show Perry, Georgia Thursday, May 6, 2010 ~ Reeves Indoor Arena 6:00 p.m. ~ Reception and Dinner Featuring: 2010 Spotlight Auction Yearling Class, AOTH Auction to start immediately at the conclusion of our First Auction Class

33rd Annual Region 12 Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Show MAY 3-8, 2010 Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Georgia W W W





May 6, 2010 The Region XII Spotlight Program cordially invites all of you to attend our fourth annual service auction, held on Thursday evening at the Region XII Championship Horse Show in Perry, Georgia. This event will provide an excellent opportunity to purchase a breeding that the resultant foal will be eligible to compete in our big dollar “Auction Classes” designed for the serious minded amateur breeder and handler. This year we will also showcase our first Auction classes, with over $52,000.00 being given away in prize money just for those two designated classes.

Do not miss this opportunity to take a step in the right direction when you are making your breeding decisions, whether it would be to breed a foal for your own personal use in the show arena or if your goal is to sell your foal! The Spotlight Program is the fastest growing stallion incentive program on the East Coast, designed with the amatuer owner or exhibitor, always first on our minds! Spotlight Committee P.S. We extend our gratitude to all of the stallion owners—we could not do this without your continued generosity and support!

Phone bids accepted! Call Janet for details, 757-435-7480 LOT 1 AUDACIOUS PS


Bey Shah (Bay El Bey x Star Of Ofir) Fame VF Raffoleta-Rose (Raffon x Leta Rose)

Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

*Hal Gazal (Eleuzis x *Bufa) Hal Flirtatious Al-Ra Pentar (*Ibn Antar x Pensive)

Magic Dream CAHR (Ali Jamaal x The Dreamspinner) Ellegant Dream Bey Edana (Bey Shah x Electra Bask)

Contact: Varian Arabians Tel: 805-489-5802 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Don Manuel Farms Tel: 904-429-0555 Lot Price:______________



Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) Magnum Psyche A Fancy Miracle (*Sasaki x *Medina Azahara)

Sharem El Sheikh (El Shaklan x Samanna) Eternety Tomboy (*Hal Gazal x Hal-Kirsten)

Baskafire (*Bask x Susecion) Pele Bey Foxie Bey (Bay El Bey x Halali Wind Kite)

Talismans Zhivago (Talisman Bey x Bey Shahnel) Aires Bey April Bey (Talisman Bey x Sinoma)

Contact: Sandwood Farm Tel: 804-310-8452 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Pegasus Arabians Tel: 419-588-3000 Lot Price:______________



Negatraz (*Bask x *Negotka) Pryme Thyme Touch A Spice (DWD Tabasco x Bask Caress)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Versace Precious As Gold (*El Shaklan x Autumn In Gold)

Katz (Magic VF x Belbowrie Baskana) Holly Onfire JW Kailabaska (Baske-Tu x Kailalajka)

Simeon Sanegor (Simeon Sa’ar x Simeon Shirli) Sanegors Lady D Deseret Taos Lady (Bright Bid x Tarabin)

Contact: Andrew Sellman Tel: 715-425-9001 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Wilson Training Center Tel: 352-742-7775 Lot Price:______________



Bey Shah (Bay El Bey x Star Of Ofir) Shah Azim Juda (*Bask x Zaynah)

Eternety (Sharem El Sheikh x Tomboy) Armani FC Aires Bey (Talismans Zhivago x April Bey)

Kaiyoum (Khemosabi x Bayanka) Mimis Memory Azebask (*Bask x Comar Azepa)

Autumn Seance (Gai Seance x Autumn Lace) Cazsandra Amurath Czorteba (*Czortan x Amurath Basksheba)

Contact: Mark & Jennifer Schouten Tel: 480-720-8932 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Pegasus Arabians Tel: 419-588-3000 Lot Price:______________




Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Stival Paloma De Jamaal (Soho Carol x Palomara)

Thee Infidel (Thee Desperado x Bint Magidaa) Lily Marlaina Probracja (Probat x Wibracja)

*El Shaklan (Shaker El Masri x Estopa) Precious As Gold Autumn In Gold (Classy McCoy x Julieann)

Contact: Rohara Arabians Tel: 352-591-4661 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Rojo Arabians Tel: 386-760-7696 Lot Price:______________



Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) Magnum Psyche A Fancy Miracle (*Sasaki x *Medina Azahara)

Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) ML Mostly Padron HS Mostly (*Padron x *Mossi)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Memphis NA Careliss Whisper (Laddinns Fire x Kamarah)

Kashmir DF (Khadraj NA x Daca So Striking) LA Femmefatale DF Daca La America (Liberty USA x Daca La Saranade)

Contact: Eric Wolfe Arabians Tel: 407-880-4600 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Desert Image Arabians Tel: 336-449-9087 Lot Price:______________



Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) WH Justice Vona Sher-Renea (El Sher-Mann x Renea)

Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Baske Afire Mac Baske (Baskevich x AH Meditation)

Nadir I (Neman x Neschi) Nadjana Bint Nadir Nirvana (Chocolate Fix x Nevinija)

El Ghazi (Aloes x Elektra) RY Fire Ghazi RL Rah Fire (Le Fire x Raha Melima)

Contact: Wilson Training Center Tel: 352-742-7775 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Mike Miller Tel: 608-332-0701



Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold) DA Vinci FM Full Moon Astar (Yahya Matuk x Amurath Astoria)

*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Soho Carol *RSD Stndg Ovation (Bey Shah x RSD Khaptivation)

FS Ritz (Padrons Psyche x WA-Miss Shasty) Glitzy Camaarlett (Ivanhoe Tsultan x Camalett)

Patrikk (AA Manhattan x SH Raisin Tea) Orchid Of Rohan Octavia Of Rohan (AA Manhattan x Rhondanecian)

Contact: Jerland Arabians Tel: 715-537-5413 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Ryalswood Arabians Tel: 931-359-9367 Lot Price:______________



Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Desperado V Daraska (*Dar x Holly Bask)

The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x *Bahila) Thee Desperado AK Amiri Asmarr (Theegyptianprince x Asmarr)

Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Sweet Shalimar V Sweetinspirationv (Huckleberry Bey x Spinning Song)

The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x *Bahila) The Minuet Aliah Halima (Ruminaja Ali x Charm Of Halima)

Contact: Palmetto Arabians LLC Tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Talaria Farms Tel: 770-251-7005 Lot Price:______________



Anaza El Farid (Ruminaja Ali x Bint Deenaa) Gazal Al Shaqab Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora)

*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Jullyen El Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x *NV Justa Dream)

Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold) Veronica GA Echo Belle (Echo Magnifficoo x Belbowrie Baskana)

Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Alyce Bey V Autumn Fire (*Bask x Sparklingburgundy)

Contact: Scheier Farms Tel: 602-920-6782 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Mark & Jennifer Schouten Tel: 480-720-8932 Lot Price:______________

Lot Price:______________




*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Dakar El Jamaal *Sonoma Lady (KJ Jordgee Boy x Brandie)

Ansata Sinan (Prince Fa Moniet x Ansata Nefara) Mishaal HP Mesoudah M (Messaoud x Madinah)

Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Jamaara FA NV Tiara Bey (Bey Shah x Ramaseyna)

Thee Infidel (Thee Desperado x Bint Magidaa) Erie Anna Imbadia EV (Imperial Imdal x Imperial Nabadiha)

Contact: Meadow’s Edge Arabians Tel: 574-299-9677 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Paradise Arabians Tel: 706-397-9950 Lot Price:______________



*Elimar (Celebes x Eliza) MHR Nobility Har Nahra (*Bask x *Portulaka)

*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Jullyen El Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x *NV Justa Dream)

El Ghazi (Aloes x Elektra) RY Fire Ghazi RL Rah Fire (Le Fire x Raha Melima)

Patrikk (AA Manhattan x SH Raisin Tea) Orchid Of Rohan Octavia Of Rohan (AA Manhattan x Rhondanecian)

Contact: George Z Tel: 352-857-3384

Contact: Night Hawk Arabians Tel: 252-753-3994 Lot Price:______________

Lot Price:______________



Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold) Odyssey SC Latoura Echo (Echo Magnifficoo x Latoura Dare)

Sanadik El Shaklan (El Shaklan x Mohena) Om El Shahmaan Om El Shaina (Carmargue x Estopa)

NV Elite (Bey Shah x IA Bay Countess) Ellure A White Wedding A (PS Kasenova x Foxys Mysti Dawn)

Sharem El Sheikh (El Shaklan x Samanna) Om El Bandeira *Bint Estopa (El Shaklan x Estopa)

Contact: Stranger Creek Ranch LLC Tel: 913-706-4855 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Cedarbrook Arabians Tel: 910-686-6316 Lot Price:______________



Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

*Salon (Negativ x Sonata) Solstice *Passionate (El Paso x *Dagmara)

Echo Magnifficoo (Aladdinn Echo x S S Magnolia) Sidcerelys Echo Sidcerely Yours (*Sidi-Brahim x Fadjurs Magic)

GF Sand Dollar (Cognac x *Lekcja) MSU Beloved G F Sonya (Probat x *Amaya)

Contact: Aradon Farm LLC Tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Gate of Dreams Arabians, Inc. Tel: 517-486-5430 Lot Price:______________



Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Justafire DGL MC Justa Kate (The Chief Justice x Kaateera)

*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Jullyen El Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x *NV Justa Dream)

Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) R Colette Hallelujah Garcia (LH Garcia x Hal Ane Versare)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) MFA Cominguproses Benraz Fancy (Benraz x Hi-Fashion Camaar)

Contact: Chestnuthill Arabians Tel: 610-972-9628 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Northern Lights Arabians Tel: 540-547-9340 Lot Price:______________



Anaza El Farid (Ruminaja Ali x Bint Deenaa) Gazal Al Shaqab Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora)

*Padron (Patron x Odessa) Padrons Psyche Kilika (*Tamerlan x *Kilifa)

Monogramm (Negatraz x *Monogramma) Egzonera Egzotyka (Probat x Elana)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Peaches N Fame September Morn EA (Ariston x MS Raffina)

Contact: Jack Thomas Tel: 256-773-5948

Contact: Ankrom Arabians Tel: 423-605-3434 Lot Price:______________


Lot Price:______________



Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Justify S Justadream (Justafire DGL x Acquaintance)

*Ponomarev (*Salon x *Palitra) Khadraj NA Khatreena NA (*Padron x *Kateesia)

Monogramm (Negatraz x *Monogramma) Liza Monelli WC Amarige (Sstanding Ovation x W C Tshalimaar)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) RA Lalani MC Jabaskamora (GG Jabask x Bru-Bet Seramora)

Contact: Willomar Arabians Tel: 816-365-3472 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Gary Duvall Tel: 608-445-7962



Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Versace Precious As Gold (*El Shaklan x Autumn In Gold)

*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Dakar El Jamaal *Sonoma Lady (KJ Jordgee Boy x Brandie)

Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) DA Love Magnifficaa FA (Echo Magnifficoo x Jamaara FA)

*Rastano (Jaguay x Arilla) Starilla Star Of Seville (*Barich De Washoe x Syringa Rafeeki)

Contact: Dolorosa Arabians Tel: 910-602-3808 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Silver Star Arabians Tel: 727-535-0280 Lot Price:______________



*Padron (Patron x Odessa) Padrons Psyche Kilika (*Tamerlan x *Kilifa)

Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Afire Bey V Autumn Fire (*Bask x Sparklingburgundy)

Aristo Kossak (Ariston x Four Winds Kalifa) The Dreamspinner Myrilinan Acledo (Gai-Adventure x Jem Mar Amyri)

The Chief Justice (*Bask x Sey Cherie) Justa Glow Bint Galoria (Naborrs Lancer x Galoria)

Contact: Dellesta Park Arabians Tel: 360-303-5166 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Mike Miller Tel: 608-332-0701



The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x *Bahila) Thee Desperado AK Amiri Asmarr (Theegyptianprince x Asmarr)

*Ponomarev (*Salon x *Palitra) Khadraj NA Khatreena NA (*Padron x *Kateesia)

Ruminaja Ali (Shaikh Al Badi x Bint Magidaa) Muraja Alichia Muriah (*Mameluck x *Mashoura)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) RA Po Okela MAF Niketa (Steppenwulf x MAF Nike)

Contact: Magnolia Farm Arabians Tel: 352-237-7256 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Palmetto Arabians LLC Tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________



Opalo (*Barich De Washoe x Brumarbas Jewell) Centurion MM Shai N Sweet (Simeon Shai x Sacarina)


Kharben (Ben Bask x Khara Mia Mine) MC Khardia Contented Lady (Top Contender x Gamuria)

Enchanter Magic FHP (*Almaden II x *Lifes Magic) Enchantingly Shai Agressively Shai (Simeon Shai x Acquisition)

Contact: Aradon Farm LLC Tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Chattooga Ridge Arabians Tel: 864-647-7588 Lot Price:______________



The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x *Bahila) Thee Desperado AK Amiri Asmarr (Theegyptianprince x Asmarr)

Nabeg (Arax x Nomenklatura) *Princip Panagia (Aswan x Pustinia)

The Minstril (Ruminaja Ali x *Bahila) Alia Riyala Aliala (Ruminaja Ali x *Essene Riyala)

Maryk (*Muscat x *Maritsa) Amarilla PR Antina (Antey x Talina)

Contact: Paradise Arabians Tel: 706-397-9950 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Singinghearts Farm Tel: 417-753-7750 Lot Price:______________

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Dakar El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x *Sonoma Lady) FOF Kharolina (Padrons Psyche x Focus Khemille)




Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) All Psyched Upp Chammal (Nelcrest Champagn x Mallorys Hotpants)

Anaza El Farid (Ruminaja Ali x Bint Deenaa) Gazal Al Shaqab Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora)

Imperial Imdal (Ansata Imperial x Dalia) Imdals Tiffany Mon Cie (Mon Ta Basko x Diana Osaya)

Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Alia Jamaal Shahdorable (Bey Shah x TW Forteyna)

Contact: WhitMoJo Arabians Tel: 352-797-9255 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Allen Kirkendall Tel: 317-432-3771 Lot Price:______________



*Aladdinn (Nureddin x Lalage) The Agitator *Cometera (Bandos x *Felluka)

Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

Piedmont (AA Manhattan x Rhondanecian) Marina Of Rohan Maguera Of Rohan (AA Manhattan x SMF Silver Karen)

Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) G Shamaal Shahteyna (Bey Shah x TW Forteyna)

Contact: Rick Gervasio Pleasure Horses Tel: 352-895-3414 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Aradon Farm LLC Tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________



Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) Pimlico RCA Bint Bint Jamil (Mohafez x Sehnab)

Besson Carol (Parys El Jamaal x *Classic Krystall) HB Bessolea Credit To Society (Enchanter Magic FHP x JA High Society)

Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) Galianna RCA AK Gabbari (Theegyptianprince x *Bint Gabbara)

Contact: Andrew Sellman Tel: 715-425-9001 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Five Wells Farm Tel: 334-222-0091 Lot Price:______________


Bey Shah (Bay El Bey x Star Of Ofir) Falcon BHF Bey Serenade SF (Bay Shah x Brandie Alexandra) Thee Desperado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) TH Maya Naufali Tareefs Naufali (Hadaya El Tareef x Amarela Al Badi) Contact: Wilson Training Center Tel: 352-742-7775 Lot Price:______________

LOT 54 MAKHIAVELLI KA Makhsous (*Sultann x *Nabda) Makhnificent KA Star Bint Hafiza (Ibn Dahmahn x AK Amiri Fayrouz) RA Jahim (Nabiel x *Masarra) KA Sultan Kasmira KA Sultan Nabiyaa (Nabiel x Diyaa) Contact: D & K Arabians Tel: 507-378-2341 Lot Price:______________



Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Magnum Chall HVP Taamara HVP (Don El Chall x *Tananaa)

*Padron (Patron x Odessa) Padrons Psyche Kilika (*Tamerlan x *Kilifa)

BF Rageymazon (Ferzon x Gai-Ga-Rageyma) BF Tiffany Select BF Bint Scimitar (RHR Scimitar x Gaffi)

Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold) Bella Versace BD Pennelope (Fonda Bask x LA Enchantress)

Contact: Green Hill Arabian Equiplex Tel: 601-310-5715 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Gene Reichardt Tel: 423-791-4135 Lot Price:______________



Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) Enzo RD Bey Shahmpane (Bey Shah x Bey Shahdar)

VA Sirius (Imperial Imdal x VA Marlayna) Sirius Trouble Chaunceys Uh Huh (Chauncey DB x Topp Secret)

CG Balih El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x Bet El Wali NA) Balihs Treasure RD Treashahr Isle (Bey Shah x Isle Love)

Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) TF Psyches Angel VS Khourtney (Khouros x SRF Catedra)

Contact: Shadow Oak Arabians Tel: 530-713-2494 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Jeana Karlovich Tel: 414-305-7911 Lot Price:______________




Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

Anaza El Farid (Ruminaja Ali x Bint Deenaa) Gazal Al Shaqab Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora)

Furno Khamal (Kapello x Kemla) Selket Khamala Ima Lady (*El Kasaka x Harpona)

Soho Carol (*Ali Jamaal x *RSD Stndg Ovation) Paloma De Jamaal Palomara (*Barich De Washoe x WN Sweetvalentine)

Contact: Stonewall Farm Arabians Tel: 480-471-1715 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Peri Tilghman Tel: 352-742-7775 Lot Price:______________



*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Jullyen El Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin (Ludjin El Jamaal x *NV Justa Dream)

*Ffamess (Fame VF x Kkaress) Sir Fames HBV Cajun Lady HCF (*Cajun Prince HCF x *Lady Muscata)

Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Amazing Grace V Autumn Fire (*Bask x Sparklingburgundy)

Sharem El Sheikh (El Shaklan x Samanna) Crimson Sharem Rageyma Rose (Gamaar x Melba Sitt)

Contact: Palmetto Arabians LLC Tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Thirteen Oaks Arabians Tel: 423-323-4905 Lot Price:______________



Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Afire Bey V Autumn Fire (*Bask x Sparklingburgundy)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Versace Precious As Gold (*El Shaklan x Autumn In Gold)

The Chief Justice (*Bask x Sey Cherie) MC Justa Kate Kaateera (Rathkateer x Monet)

Echo Magnifficoo (Aladdinn Echo x S S Magnolia) Latoura Echo Latoura Dare (Gai Latour x Dare)

Contact: Debbie Holden Tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Jerad Cooper Tel: 913-706-4855 Lot Price:______________



*Ali Jamaal (Ruminaja Ali x Heritage Memory) Pershahn El Jamaal *Perfectshahn SRA (Bey Shah x Lady Tanzeer)

Huckleberry Bey (Bay El Bey x Taffona) Afire Bey V Autumn Fire (*Bask x Sparklingburgundy)

Padrons Psyche (*Padron x Kilika) Gisele Genevieve C (Genesis C x Galizja Of Rohan)

AN Magno (*AN Malik x CC Montessa) S S Magnolia SS Soufianna (*Soufian x Annaborr)

Contact: Andrew Sellman Tel: 715-425-9001 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Mike Neal Arabian Center Tel: 262-728-1168 Lot Price:______________



Ruminaja Ali (Shaikh Al Badi x Bint Magidaa) *Ali Jamaal Heritage Memory (El Magato x Heritage Labelle)

Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza)

Ludjin El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x *Lydira El Shaklan) Jullye El Ludjin *NV Justa Dream (Bey Shah x Mi Favorite Toi)

Parys El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x *FF Pavielle) Shalina El Jamaal Shahlina (Bey Shah x DZ Malina)

Contact: Varian Arabians Tel: 805-489-5802 Lot Price:______________

Contact: The Marhaabah Legacy Group Tel: 864-647-7588 Lot Price:______________



*Padron (Patron x Odessa) Padrons Psyche Kilika (*Tamerlan x *Kilifa)

Fame VF (Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose) Versace Precious As Gold (*El Shaklan x Autumn In Gold)

*Padron (Patron x Odessa) HS Mostly *Mossi (Nuri Schalan x Madera)

Yahya Matuk (Heritage Elegant x OK Dabih) Full Moon Astar Amurath Astoria (Rohara Samurai x Amurath Astar)

Contact: Butler Farm Arabians Tel: 910-866-4000 Lot Price:______________

Contact: Midwest Arabians Tel: 763-441-6466 Lot Price:______________




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SPOTLIGHT STALLION SERVICE AUCTION BREEDING TERMS Purchaser further agrees that a nonrefundable down payment of FIFTY PERCENT (50%), minimum of $500, of the PURCHASE PRICE IS PAYABLE AT THE TIME OF SIGNING OF THIS CONTRACT; balance is payable to Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity by September 30 of the applicable auction year. Purchaser agrees to pay the bid price in full on this date, or on the terms provided in this contract and to execute a promissory note for the remaining balance due. Commencing with the 2010 Auction Year and going forward, a 3% processing fee will apply to each credit card payment transaction, including but not limited to stallion nominations, mare nominations, down payments and final payments. It is further agreed that at time of full payment of the breeding fee, a receipt signed by Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity will be forwarded to Purchaser and that the receipt must be presented on delivery of the mare to the stallion owner prior to breeding of the mare. If final payment is not received by September 30 of the auction year, Purchaser will be assessed a fee of 1% per month of the remaining unpaid balance. All outstanding balances must be paidin-full no later than November 30 of the current auction year. After November 30, Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity reserves the right to offer the applicable purchased stallion breeding to alternate bidders/purchasers. If an alternate purchaser/bidder is utilized, all original purchaser monies paid to date will be forfeited. In the event the stallion is medically unable to service purchasers mare, by reason of confirmed injury or death of the stallion, and accompanying veterinarian letter of certification, breeding deposit will be refunded, upon request, and without interest, unless frozen semen is available for the year of mare service. If frozen semen is available the year of mare service, purchaser agrees to utilize in replacement of cooled semen under same terms of contract.





If stallion is sold, leased or relocated within the United States of America prior to the conclusion of the breeding season, the stallion owner shall be responsible to the Purchaser for the increased difference in fees and costs in breeding to the stallion in excess of those fees set forth in the Stallion Owners Breeding Contract. Increased fee schedules would include but are not limited to boarding, foaling fees, and costs of semen shipments, the difference of which is to be paid by the original stallion owner. If a sale of the stallion relocates that stallion outside of the United States of America, the breeding deposit may be refunded, upon request, without interest, to the Purchaser upon approval by Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity. It is further agreed that the breeding herein purchased is subject to the rules and regulations of the Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity and that in the event Purchaser fails to comply with the terms and conditions of this sale or the rules and regulations of the Futurity, purchaser/bidder agrees to forfeit all monies paid as liquidated damages and contract will be void. Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity, at its sole discretion, may without further notice, sue for specific performance of voided contract. If Purchaser defaults in the payment of the balance due under the terms of this contract and no alternate purchasers/bidders other than the stallion owner are utilized, stallion owner may satisfy the remaining obligations of purchasers contract. Upon voiding of a purchased contract, stallion owner agrees to complete the purchaser’s performance of the contract by payment of the remaining original purchasers balance, or $600, whichever is less, due hereunder to Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Futurity and shall then be entitled to utilize said breeding without any further obligation to Purchaser. Venue for any action respecting this Agreement shall be in Houston County, State of Georgia.




*Aladdinn A Legacy Of Greatness (February 13, 1975 – January 11, 2010) by Christy Egan How many Arabian horses have been pronounced “great” in the last 35 years? How many horses actually merited the adjective? Those that do are truly rare and have names that will still be remembered and praised a hundred years after the horsemen that surrounded them are forgotten. The Leading, Living Arabian Sire until his death on January 11th, *Aladdinn belongs to this unique group of historic equine individuals. At first glance *Aladdinn was a rather modest looking bay horse of quiet and unassuming demeanor, but a closer look revealed an Arabian of near perfect conformation and remarkable intelligence. From a judge’s standpoint *Aladdinn was a difficult horse to fault … a particularly flawless horse. His slightly unfashionable length of muzzle was made handsome by his large, expressive eyes. His length of neck was elegant and fine, though lower set than the Saddlebred-style upright standard of his stablemate *Bask. More impressive still was *Aladdinn’s remarkable ability to pass on his quality of conformation, routinely correcting faults on the mares with which he was mated.

Bred in Sweden by Erik Erlandsson, *Aladdinn was sired by Nureddin, paternal half-brother to *Bask, Bandola and Celebes. His dam, Lalage, was sired by Gerwazy out of Lafirynda, by Miecznik. In 1978, *Aladdinn was named Swedish National Champion Stallion, claiming the highest points ever received by the winner of that title. He was imported at 3 by the LaCroix family as a cross for their *Bask and Polish Arabian mares and became an instant success, joining the ranks of the legendary Lasma Arabian sires. The Scottsdale Champion Stallion and U.S. National Champion Stallion in 1979, *Aladdinn was retired, syndicated and breeding mares by early 1980. *Aladdinn was a pure Polish stallion and his bloodlines indicated that he would sire both halter and high performance horses. He is closely related to many superior high performance horses, including National Champions *Aramus, *Muzulmanin and Ego, the sire of *Prowizja, national champion and famed dam of national champion park horses sired by *Bask. However,

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*Aladdinn started his career as a sire of national winning halter horses, and despite considerable evidence to the contrary, is still considered by many to be a halter horse sire. This perception began in the mid-1980s with his son AAF Kaset, National Champion Stallion in 1984, and continued with his sons Strike, 1985 U.S. National Champion Stallion; Alada Baskin, 1986 and 1990 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion; Almaden, 1988 U.S. National Champion Stallion; and Exceladdinn, 1986 Canadian National Champion Stallion and 1989 U.S. National Champion Stallion. *Aladdinn’s two national champion daughters, 1986 U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly and 1990 U.S. National Champion Mare SS Follow Me and 1986 Canadian National Champion Futurity Mare Ombra Rose, added fuel to the fire of their sire’s growing reputation. *Aladdinn was the only national champion halter stallion to sire four national champion halter stallions, and for years was one of only a few national champion stallions to have sired a national champion a. At the end of his breeding life he had sired 26 national and reserve national champions, 14 in halter and 12 in performance, including national champions in park, formal driving, English pleasure, country English pleasure, western pleasure, hunter pleasure, and dressage. *Aladdinn’s diversity as a sire was indisputable. Scanning the credentials of his several hundred champions, virtually all of the disciplines are noted, from pleasure to jumping; park to working cow horse; dressage to racing. *Aladdinn fulfilled the American Arabian breeder’s dream, that of an honest sire of champions in both halter and performance—the ideal combination of athletic ability and beauty. By 1986 *Aladdinn grandsons were showing up as Futurity champions and reserves at the U.S. and Canadian Nationals. This strong ability of *Aladdinn to pass on his best qualities as a sire was not lost on breeders worldwide. In particular, the breeders in South America took note, and they came to America and bought most of the nationally winning *Aladdinn sons and exported them to Brazil. These included all of *Aladdinn’s National Champion sons, except Strike and Alada Baskin, and many other priceless national winners as well. In Brazil, *Aladdinn was the leading grandsire of national winners for years through his sons Laddin BA (and his son Plus Aladdinn JP), *Celaddinn (and his son RSC Cardif), 250 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Almaden (and his son Cajun Prince HCF), *Armagnac, Allad, Exceladdinn and Laddinns Fire and their respective sons. “Our program used a lot of *Aladdinn blood, mainly from the sire lines,” notes Paulo Levy, Brazilian Arabian breeder and owner of Haras Capim Fino. “We found that one of the most difficult traits to breed for is a fine, long neck and excellent shoulder. *Aladdinn offered a superior source for these qualities. We owe this great stallion a large share of the credit for our success as South American breeders.” Horseman David Boggs also notes the enthusiasm for *Aladdinn from South America. “Early on we learned that the *Aladdinn/*Padron cross was an excellent one,” Boggs says. “I personally bred Cajun Prince HCF (Almaden x Doll Padron). Haras Capim Fino’s Cajun Prince HCF has been one of South America’s leading sires, and his sons and daughters were eagerly sought after by American breeders for importation into this country. Among the best known national champions related to *Aladdinn and presented by Midwest were: Almaden, Aladdinn Echo, Echo Magnifficoo, Exception, and one of my all time favorites, *Europa El Jamaal (who was out of a daughter of one of *Aladdinn’s leading sons, Strike),” says Boggs. Any attempt to calculate the impact of *Aladdinn on the Arabian breed in America is daunting. Random samplings of latter day national class competitions reveal that as many as 30 percent or more of the winners have *Aladdinn somewhere in their pedigree. This is due to the widespread popularity of *Aladdinn in the early 1980s. During that time he was bred to many of the best broodmares of the day. He was a prolific sire and now has offspring numbering well over 1,000 and grandget, greatgrandget, and so on, numbering far into five figures. *Aladdinn went through a period in the early 1990s when he was assumed sterile. This took *Aladdinn away from the breeding barn as a “retired” stallion for a number of years. Worse, it convinced the Arabian breeding public that he was not available, and by the time it was shown that he was potent, attention had drifted and focused elsewhere. In 1997, *Aladdinn came to the Taylor Ranch in Provo, Utah. Ranch owner Rick Taylor became the *Aladdinn Syndicate Manager, and *Aladdinn became a much appreciated Utah resident.


The Taylor family was something of a footnote for *Aladdinn. His remarkable career, his great prowess as a sire, his legacy and legend were all cast in marble by the time he arrived in Utah in 1997. He spent his last earthly decade on the ranch where his Russian Arabian contemporaries *Muscat and *Nariadni spent their senior years. At the end, great horses, like great people are just people, are just horses, wanting some modicum of comfort, some pleasure, and a bit of company. For *Aladdinn, that companionship was often in the form of two good friends, a horse named Bold-Hawk and a young lady named Rebecca. Bold-Hawk was the first Arabian the Taylors had brought home back in the late 1970s. He was shown a bit, frequently used to carry the Taylor children, and later occupied the paddock next to Aladdinn. There the pair spent many hours gossiping across their common fence line. Bold-Hawk passed on in December at the venerable age of 31. *Aladdinn became

visibly despondent at the death of his friend and began to slip into further decline. “I rode *Aladdinn frequently up until about five years ago, when his legs seemed to bother him more and I had to stop” says Rebecca Taylor. “I would take him out, groom him and fuss over him. He really seemed to enjoy the attention. He liked to have people around him and took my nieces and nephews on rides for years. He really enjoyed the company of Bold-Hawk in the paddock next to where he was turned out daily.” Rebecca went on to relate how difficult it was to now see another horse in *Aladdinn’s stall after all these years. She had spent considerable time sitting and talking with *Aladdinn before the vet came that last day. She started to say how privileged she felt to have known him and spent time with him. Then she stopped talking entirely and began to cry. Her brother was not able to immediately comment, but later sent the following piece of prose. ■

“Once In A Lifetime” by Isaac Taylor Standing in the presence of greatness is something that few people have the opportunity to do. I count myself as someone truly blessed to have done so on multiple occasions. On the night of January 11, 2010, I stood in the presence of greatness. Some measure greatness by accomplishments or popularity, and though if these were the criteria for greatness, *Aladdinn would still be considered great. Not all national champions are great horses. Not all sires of foals are great horses. I do not believe that greatness can be fully described, but you know it when you see it. I saw it with my own eyes for almost 13 years as he walked to his pasture each morning, especially last summer, one day when my 4-year-old son led him. I saw it in his bearing and presence when he celebrated his 30th birthday at the U.S. Nationals … but it all culminated in one night, one moment, when I held his head in my arms. Now I understand. Once in a lifetime really means once in a lifetime. There will never be another *Aladdinn.

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above: *Aladdinn left: *Aladdinn with Rebecca and Sarah Taylor

*Aladdinn Frozen Semen Available (for use with ICSI intracytoplasmic sperm injection only) Inquiries to ~ EQUINE REPRODUCTION INNOVATIONS, INC. Wellington, Colorado

Bred by Erik Erlandsson Imported by Lasma Arabians Owned by the *Aladdinn Syndicate Loved and Cared for by the Taylor family at the Taylor Ranch in Provo, Utah since 1997

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February 13, 1975 ~ January 11, 2010 Nureddin x Lalage by Gerwazy

Good Night Sweet Prince ... Legendary Champion, Renowned Sire and Beloved Old Friend.

1978 Swedish National Champion Stallion 1979 U.S. National Champion Stallion Leading Living Arabian Sire March, 2001 to January, 2010 Sire of 26 North American National and Reserve National Champions in Halter and Performance

*Aladdinn at 25 with his family ~ the Taylors in June, 2000

Bred by Erik Erlandsson Imported by Lasma Arabians Owned by the *Aladdinn Syndicate Loved and Cared for by the Taylor family at the Taylor Ranch in Provo, Utah since 1997

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To Geld Or Not To Geld? Part II

by Joe Alberti

Temperament Last month, we considered the decision that faces owners of male horses: Do they leave a colt intact and make him a breeding stallion, or geld him and expand the range of his job opportunities? Obviously, we need to keep the horses who are capable of improving the breed for stud service, but often the decision is not easily made, and an owner needs to consider the question carefully before committing to the special lifestyle of a stallion. Once an owner has identified three traits that should be bred on, and has determined that the stallion has that intangible quality which indicates he should be reproducing, there is another consideration. That is personality. I don’t care how beautiful and fancy a horse is, if he is a half-crazed being who is aggressive or nasty, and he is producing half-crazed, mean or aggressive horses, I don’t want any part of it. He has not demonstrated the proper attitude to be kept a stallion, because at the end of the day, if we want to get new people into this breed, we need to be breeding trainable, tractable animals. I’m not saying a horse has to act like a gelding. I’m saying our horses are Arabians, and they are supposed to be smarter. If that horse has been handled properly, he should know when he is supposed to breed and when he is not, and when he is not going to breed, he should not be acting like he is. Let me offer an example. One day, for exercise, I wanted to free-longe Shaddofax in our arena, which happens to be where our breeding dummy is located. Our breeding manager asked if I was sure about what I was doing, as Shaddofax was used to jumping the dummy in the arena. My thought was that he had never come into the arena and trotted around before he was bred, so he was not going to think anything about trotting around—and he didn’t. He trotted and snorted and strutted all over, and never even thought about the dummy. Every day that we take him to the hot-walker, he goes by that dummy and doesn’t pay any attention to it, so exercising in the arena was the same thing. 254 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

The key to allowing an Arabian’s natural intelligence to come through is to provide a way for it to learn. You collect with a routine, so that when the stallion walks out of his stall, he knows he is going to breed (or not). Even with transported semen, which sometimes requires that you collect at different times rather than one set time of the day, the routine should be the same. He knows what he is going to do, and he should be mannerly. It should not take five people, dressed like they are going into battle, to breed a stallion. Sometimes beauty and show ring traits overshadow personality in our breed. I maintain that that is not how it should be. A lot of owners never get to see the side of the horse that is not a pleasant personality, and in my opinion, that’s where the trainer needs to say to the owner, “This horse needs to be gelded because of its personality.” And that’s where the owner needs to listen. A realistic question at this point has to be, how do you make sure that a stallion’s difficult personality is not the result of its environment or questionable training practices? That is a hard call. You can only make that decision after you’ve known the horse for a while. What is the reputation of the bloodline, and what are the babies like? It’s going to take three to five years to find out, because it will take you that long before you have enough colts on the ground, intact, to be able to say, “This is something that’s going to be passed on (or not).” I should add that for the most part, in my opinion, newcomers shouldn’t handle stallions; they should be handled by trained professionals or by people who have been working with stallions for a long time. A trained professional should be able to say, “This horse is really okay” or “This horse is over the top; this is not acceptable.” Or “This horse is a handful, but he’s fine.” High energy is acceptable; a horse that turns on you is not. You don’t want to be in fear that if you turn your back, the horse is going to come after you and kick, strike or bite you to hurt you.


Another thing to remember—I feel this way, and I hope others do—is that if you handle your stallion, you are his best friend. Stallions don’t socialize with other horses. You are the one who does things with him all the time, whether you are the trainer, groom, breeding manager—whoever that person is who handles that stallion the most—you are that stallion’s person. In a sane world, every stallion has a person, and he should feel comfortable with you. I am my stallion’s person. I don’t just show him and train him; I condition him and blanket him and love on him. Yes, he has a level of respect for me, like I have for him. He has boundaries, and he knows what is and isn’t acceptable. But I also know I can go into his stall and pick his feet up and do whatever I have to do, and he will not intentionally hurt me. It should be understood that stallions do a lot of things in play, and a lot of people can get hurt when they don’t know any better, but that is not an aggressive horse. I am enough of a horseman to know what I can and can’t do with my stallion. In the 20 years I’ve been dealing with Arabians, I have never been around a stallion that I felt I could trust implicitly who has turned on me. (I have had stallions I knew I couldn’t trust who have turned on me, but that is a different situation.) Intentionally is the key. It’s all about the intent. If a horse comes after you with intent, you will know it. There is no question, and it is the same with mares. One of the reasons we let children and amateurs show stallions is that the Arabian stallion is supposed to be easy to handle. To me, it is important that we keep that. And if that’s what our Arabian stallion is supposed to be like, then temperament falls under the most basic criteria for being used as a breeding animal: Does this horse meet all the criteria to be the best Arabian it can be? These are horses who lived in tents with their riders. What we are breeding for now should never lose sight of the Bedouins’ original goals; they are not out of date. We may phrase things differently, but those original principles are still relevant today. Hundreds of years ago, a stallion needed to be tractable enough that if you were to take him into battle, you wouldn’t be worrying that he would try to breed someone’s mare or attack her. He would be listening to you, so you wouldn’t get killed. The Bedouins wanted a horse to be able to completely focus on his job. That hasn’t changed for us today. A stallion’s job, as a war horse, show horse, breeding horse or companion, is to do whatever you are telling him to do.

Finally, I’d like to add that in my opinion, the perfect Arabian has never existed and it never will. We all need to maintain our passion, and just do our best to produce good horses. Typically, each owner has in mind the kind of horse he or she wants to produce. Is it halter? Performance? I would hope both. Whether it is a beautiful English horse, a western horse, a hunter—whatever it might be—you have to have a goal in your mind. The biggest mistake is to let one focus overshadow everything else. If you’re producing trotting horses, you still have to produce horses that are good-legged, good-footed, somewhat pleasant, and pleasing when you look at them, with big, poppy eyes and straight tail carriage and things like that (no one should have to ask if your horse is a purebred or Half-Arabian). And no matter its calling, it must have the temperament to deal with people and do its job. We all get excited when we see some show horses in the ring today, and I agree, it is great that we have horses that produce “freaks” of the breed. But to me, on an overall basis, what we need to be striving for in our stallions is consistency in producing beautiful, capable Arabians that are very good horses. I believe that if people took a little more time and did a little more research and homework—both stallion owners, in deciding to leave a stallion intact and stand it at stud, and mare owners, when selecting a mate for their mare—they could be happier with the foals that they breed, and more of those foals could find rewarding jobs. This is not a time in our industry or our economy that we can afford many unemployed horses, so breeders want to give their foals every chance in life. That all starts with the horses we use to produce the generations of the future in the Arabian horse. ■

Joe Alberti is the owner/trainer at Chestnuthill Arabians in Gilbert, Pa., where he manages Canadian National Reserve Champion and multi-U.S. Top Ten Stallion Shaddofax. A lifelong horseman, Alberti trains a show string of about 40 horses at the regional and national level, and supervises the care of broodmares at the farm. His program is based on an understanding of each horse’s heritage, experience, physical abilities and mental requirements. M ARCH 2010 | 255

A Lifetime With Arabians Ronteza, Part IV by Sheila Varian For the past three months, we have recalled the life of Ronteza, the first horse to put me on the map in the horse industry, both in the open reining world and the Arabian horse breed. This month, we pick up with her after her landmark win at the Cow Palace. She was the first Arabian and I was the first woman to win the Reined Cow Horse Championship there, which at that time (1961) was the highest honor a reined cow horse could achieve. That Sunday afternoon, television and print reporters were all over the story, and we were congratulated by crowds of people, but I have to admit to being so exhausted and shell-shocked that I was hardly able to comprehend it. Ronteza and I had been working toward that trophy for five years, and when it was finally ours, all I could do was load her up in our little Miley two-horse trailer and head for the ranch.

reined cow horse people and the general public. At the time, the Arabian horse world didn’t really realize what had happened, not being aware of the California reined cow horse tradition in the western states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Oregon.

That was late October. I turned Ronteza out in the hills for a while to let her rest, and didn’t think of competing for several months. After a while, though, I finally began to consider taking her back into the arena. With the Cow Palace on our record, it was natural to set our sights in 1963 on the Salinas Rodeo, the other great reining championship of the era. Salinas is located in historical reined cow horse country, its competition taking place in July at the Salinas Rodeo. For many, many years, it was the other highlight for reined cow horses, We arrived and a win there home in Arroyo meant a great deal Grande late that Winning the Ladies class at the Salinas Rodeo, 1963, in front of a capacity crowd. in the reined cow evening, and the horse world. next morning I went back to teaching high school. In the coming days, I decided to compete in the Ladies’ class, which I hadn’t what we had accomplished finally began to sink in. done before, because Salinas’ open competition required We received a wire from Western Horseman that said, cutting. Ronteza and I learned to work cattle on ranches; “Congratulations STOP Extraordinary win STOP” and she wasn’t a trained cutting horse. I recall taking her to so on. Other good wishes poured in too, including a large one or two small shows to give her cutting experience, but bottle of Korbel champagne, which I have kept unopened I honestly can’t remember much about them, although we to this day, a very tangible reminder of that time so won one in Colorado. long ago. Most of the recognition came from the open


A Lifetime With Arabians We hauled the 150 miles to Salinas, where the reined cow horse classes were held on the race track in between the rodeo events, and where we found the competition just as tough as we’d expected it to be. Carol Rose, who is now in the National Reined Cow Horse Hall of Fame, was showing there, and she had won the Ladies’ Stock Horse Championship at the same Grand National Rodeo where Ronteza and I had won the championship in the open Reined Cow Horse Stake. Today, Carol and I are friends and fellow Winning a cutting event in Estes Park, Colo. members of the Cowgirl about a foal. So I bred her to Bay Abi, and when Bay Hall of Fame in Fort Event was foaled, we gave him his name because to us he Worth, and she has one of the great breeding programs was, as Ronteza’s first foal, a very big event. She was 10 at of the reined cow horse world with the million-dollar the time she was first bred, and she conceived on the first Quarter Horse stallion Shining Spark. But back then, cover, which she continued to do for many years. because I was busy with teaching school (not to mention, I was shy), I didn’t get to know the people I showed In 1966, the Monterey Arabian Horse Association against very well. Carol and I were just competitors—and called and asked if I would like to retire Ronteza from she was always very competitive. competition in a formal ceremony at the Monterey Horse Show. She had been informally retired for a couple of Ronteza and I won that championship. A photograph years by then, but I had not given thought to anything from the class (one of my favorites) shows Ronteza’s more elaborate. In the interim, because there had been so control of her cow as she does her final circle in front much press in the open horse world about what Ronteza of the tens of thousands of spectators that attended the had accomplished, the Arabian horse people had begun to Salinas Rodeo. pick up on her. I was touched that other Arabian owners had become proud of her, and was happy to haul her to Another lasting benefit of Ronteza’s performance at Salinas the fairgrounds for the celebration. By the time we left for is that it led to my friendship with Tom Dorrance, who Monterey, Ronteza’s second foal, a colt named Atmandu, is often called the father of the natural horsemanship was at her side. movement (he hated the term ‘horse whisperer’). He had a ranch in the Salinas area, and saw Ronteza win her title Amazingly, my most cherished memory from Ronteza’s there. Later, he drove up our driveway in Arroyo Grande, retirement was not the ceremony—although it was introduced himself, and said he would enjoy seeing my very special (more on that in a minute)—but the night horses. He spent an hour showing me methods I had before, when the show held its exhibitors dinner. Just never imagined, which I still use daily in working with my about everyone went to the party, and I thought it horses. Tom continued to come, always unexpectedly, every would be a good time to take Ronteza to the arena and year, and we stayed good friends until his death in 2003. let Atmandu play. After Salinas, it was time to let Ronteza down and think

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A Lifetime With Arabians The Monterey Fairgrounds is small, intimate and very pretty—the air off the ocean is crisp and clean, and the area is dotted with dark green cypress trees. I had shown in Monterey several times in the big open show. In fact, after winning the Light Weight class there the same year I won the Cow Palace, I had gone off pattern in the stake, consequently losing the $1,000 prize.

she always did, she lowered her head and stepped over in a perfect half-turn. She was so easy and natural and confident, and I found myself thinking, I’d forgotten how riding a really broke horse feels. I’d been riding colts, helping and guiding them, and here I was, sitting bareback on Ronteza, who at 12 knew all there was to know about life and competition.

I was so aware of the softness of her mouth—that old, immediate response I knew so well. In the mist, we were by ourselves; it was a little like being in a cocoon, just the two of us, she with her spade bit on, me on her bareback. It seemed like the most natural thing to do, as Atmandu played: I leaned forward slightly and asked her to pick up a canter, and as she always had, she picked up a rhythmic, smooth canter. In our own quiet Monterey, typical of all the west coast towns, can become world, we made a circle. We came through the center, foggy and damp in the summer months, and it was that and as I had so many times before, I started to hum, and night. I didn’t saddle her; I put her bridle on, slid on thought about bareback, and making a change. thought I’d As always, she just walk out followed my to the arena thought and and sit on her flowed through while Atmandu a perfect change. played. It was Slowly, with shadowy and no hurry, we silent when I cantered on rode into the around, coming ring. I thought back through the we were alone, figure eight, and but I was told again, I thought later by a few about making people who a change. Once had stayed at more, as always, the grounds she followed my that they thoughts. Neither were sitting of us paid any in the stands, Ronteza’s formal retirement in Monterey, Calif., with her second foal, Atmandu, at side. attention to watching as all Atmandu, who this unfolded. was entertaining himself at the other end of the arena. She cantered to the center, I picked up a rein and asked Ronteza stood quietly, letting Atmandu play, which her, and she slid to a gentle stop. In the stillness of that he did, not paying much attention to his mother. As I atmospheric evening, there might have been no one else in waited for him to finish playing, my mind was going over the world but Ronteza and me, reliving those seven years the times I had shown in that misty Monterey arena, of training and showing we had accomplished together. watching the great open trainers of the day—Jimmy Williams, Clyde Kennedy, Barbara Worth, Don Dodge, I walked her down to the end of the arena, her back Ray Hackworth—showing hunters, jumpers and bridle feeling warm and secure, and asked her to pick up a horses. I dropped a rein against Ronteza’s neck, and like Since I had stopped showing Ronteza, I had not ridden her. I felt then and still do that horses who have achieved exceptional performance wins should not be asked to perform when they are not in the condition they were when showing, and I was never going to put Ronteza in the position of being less than her athletic best.


A Lifetime With Arabians canter for our first run. We didn’t run like you would in a class; we just loped down tranquilly, quietly. As I picked up my rein, her mouth felt so soft and seasoned and educated—that wonderful togetherness that a great horse gives you when you and your horse become one. I asked her for that effortless slide of hers, dropped my rein against her neck, and she slowly but perfectly made her spin and cantered back down the arena for the second slide. In her Formal retirement in Monterey, Calif., 1966. mind, I think, she was in a competition of some Ronteza’s retirement was a beautiful ceremony. The years ago, but it was all like this wonderful, serene slow Monterey Fairgrounds was a particularly appropriate motion. We loped down the arena to make our last stop, place to retire her, because it is in legendary reined cow and she slid with her inherent grace, and then with a soft horse country; Salinas and Monterey are right next to little half-turn, cantered back to the center. each other. Many great reined cow horse competitions had taken place at that little fairground, and the people The reined cow horse class is made up of the dry work that lived in and around that area understood and (pattern), followed by the cow work. That starless appreciated good reined cow horse work. Somebody had evening, in our slow motion recreation of all of our past written a song for Ronteza, which he sang, making it a competitions, I started to ride toward the chute where she very special evening. normally would receive her cow. Little Ronteza, who was seven months pregnant, who was not paying any attention News of the retirement had been in the Salinas papers, to her colt, dropped her head one more time, and with ears trained on the gate, her body tight and tense, began and word had gotten out among many of the trainers in the open reining world (all of whom rode Quarter to creep toward where she expected an Angus or a Black Horses), and although this was an Arabian horse show Baldy or a Mexican steer to come dashing out. As always, in Monterey, many of our former open competitors came she waited to fly down a fence and head her cow and for Ronteza’s retirement. It was their tribute to a great then circle one more time. Sweet, shy, and in many ways horse, and breed didn’t matter. One by one, they came timid—except when competing—my little bay mare was into the arena to stand quietly behind Ronteza as the ready with heart and soul to do what she did so well. announcer told the crowd why she was unique, what she had accomplished and why she was being honored. I stopped and for a moment relished her honest readiness, I didn’t know it was traditional in the reined cow horse slid off that warm brown back, and gave her a tearful hug. world for other competitors to attend a retirement as In appreciation of just who she was, I pulled her bridle a mark of respect to a horse they consider great. I was off and knew I would never ride her again. And other stunned, as I had no idea that trainers and riders I than the next night’s ceremony, when I led her to the admired would be there, standing with Ronteza and me retirement, she never again felt a rein against her neck or in her farewell. a bit in her mouth. M ARCH 2010 | 259

A Lifetime With Arabians Eventually, when Ronteza was in her late 20s, she developed Cushings and became diabetic, which goes along with Cushings. So we treated her medically for that, and would leave her loose on the ranch. We’d roll a wheelbarrow of hay to wherever she was so she could eat wherever and whenever she wanted. When she wanted to go somewhere else, we would take the wheelbarrow as she instructed. Ronteza, who had been so earnest all her life, began to do funny things as she got older. We didn’t have gates from the ranch to the road at that time, so one of us always had to be aware Ronteza’s first foal, named Bay-Event because his birth was such a big event. of where she was. She would He went on to be a two-time U.S. National Champion. be resting or eating by her cart, when all of a sudden she would lift her head and get this faraway look in her eye, and Monterey, as I said, was the last time I ever rode Ronteza, we’d all say, “Ronteza’s about to run away from home!” as I promised her. She went on having babies and grew Someone would dash out to the road to head her off. She old very gracefully, as you would expect of her. As she got would stop with this “What in the world are you doing?” older, Ronteza began to give instructions, as many old look on her face. We’d put a hand behind her ears, tell horses and dogs who have had very personal relationships her, “Ronteza, you just cannot run away from the home with humans do. She had never asked for anything as a whenever the mood strikes you,” and amble home with young horse, although if we were at a horse show and she her to watch for the next time other lands called her. was tied to the trailer, she would always be looking for me, even in a crowd, and when she saw me, she would call for me with one of those little, soft ho-ho-ho nickers of hers—“Here! I’m over here!” In her own way, she was very shy, so she was always glad to see me. As she got older, she began to let us know of changes she would like: “I would like to be here, please. I’d like to be over there, please.” My feeling was, whatever Ronteza wanted, Ronteza should have. After all, she was a champion. Not being the demanding kind, she would tap on the fence with her hoof—a quiet little tap-tap-tap when you went by, with a little ho-ho-ho. So I knew she wanted to go somewhere. I’d open the gate and put my hand behind her ears, since that was the way I always led her. She would drop her head and instead of going where I wanted to go, I would let her take me wherever she had in mind to go. She was never demanding or pushy, so I loved that she formed the habit of asking me to go here or there.


As she got older, Ronteza gently, in her own way, requested to go more places and have more fields to go into, and she wandered around more. We just went along with it. When the time finally came for her to go to God, at the age of 27, we buried her on the hill, under the trees, in our memorial park. It was a very, very difficult time for everyone who knew her, admired her and loved her. She rests with Bay-Abi, *Bachantka, *Naganka, *Ostroga, Bay El Bey and Huckleberry Bey in the lovely area that overlooks the ranch. Visitors often go there to sit on the benches and remember how special those horses were. As a broodmare, Ronteza produced 11 foals, six colts and five fillies. I gelded all the colts that I wanted to train and show, so there were only two stallions. Bay-Sage was sold to Canada, where the Cartwrights had him as their

A Lifetime With Arabians ranch stallion for many years. Atmandu, who was so very beautiful, I sold to people in California, and in a sad story, ultimately was ruined by mishandling (I finally was able to reacquire him, and assured him of a happy final chapter in his life). The others I kept or made sure their homes would be safe. Bay Event (see Arabian Horse Times, September 2009) was twice a U.S. National Champion Stock Horse, as it was called at the time, and Bay-Shadow was a U.S. National Champion Cutting Horse; Bay-Teza was a U.S. National Top Ten Mare and U.S. National Top Ten in Western Pleasure before going on to produce successful foals of her own, including the stallion SC Buckaroo Bay, U.S. and Canadian National Champion Reining Horse, who was by Desperado V. Atmandu was a champion halter horse, but he never got a chance to be a reined cow horse, which he should have been. It is interesting to note that when Ronteza won at the Cow Palace, I was 23 years old. Obviously, a 23 year old can only know so much, especially when she’s been doing everything by herself. I’ve always said it was Ronteza who took me by the hand, because the credit has to be hers. I knew what I wanted to achieve and a little about how to do it. She was naturally gifted, both athletically and mentally; I was smart enough to point her in the direction I wanted to go, and she figured out how to accomplish the tasks.

Ronteza in her old age, taking me somewhere she wanted to go.

And that is the end of the story about Ronteza, a little bay mare who did the right things all of her life for the 25 years she was my partner. ■ Sheila Varian, of Arroyo Grande, Calif., has bred, trained and shown Arabians for more than half a century. Now in its ninth generation, the Varian Arabians program is a dynasty of her bloodlines, with national champions in nearly every division. She has been a leading breeder at Scottsdale and the U.S. Nationals many times, and in 2008 received the USEF/Performance Horse Registry Leading Breeder Award, a selection made over all breeds. In 2010, she was named the APAHA and People’s Choice Arabian Breeder of the Year. Sheila’s own record includes U.S. and Canadian National Championships in halter, English, park, stock horse, and western. She is a recognized authority in the equine industry as a whole, and was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003. Her techniques for socializing and training horses are based on the “soft approach” of the legendary Tom Dorrance, with whom she was close friends from their introduction in the 1960s until his death in 2003. For more information on Varian Arabians, and its April Spring Fling and August Summer Jubilee weekends, please go to

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A Leg Up Care Of The New Foal by Heather Smith Thomas Birth takes place quickly in the mare if everything is normal. “Once her water breaks, we like to see the foal born within about 20 minutes,” says Dr. Bryan M. Waldridge, of Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. The mare owner should observe the birth to make sure it progresses properly. The foal’s front feet should appear, then the head, with the chin resting on the knees. “On occasion, the placenta will start coming ahead of the foal,” he continues. “You’ll see a red mass protruding from the vulva. If you see that happening, rupture those membranes to make sure the foal can breathe once he gets out. If you see the placenta coming first, this signals a problem.” If the placenta is detaching too soon, the foal is losing his “lifeline” and needs to breathe immediately after he’s born. If his face and nose are covered, clear the membranes away. If everything looks OK, however, it is best to observe quietly, without interfering, since mares are very good at stopping labor temporarily if they are upset by your being there. “A normal birth should take place quickly,” says Waldridge. “Then you want to see the mare shed her placenta within three hours, though some mares may take a little longer and still be all right.” If a mare goes more than three hours, however, you should consult your veterinarian. “I like to see the foal standing up within an hour of birth,” he says. “Often it’s worth rubbing and drying the foal to keep him from getting cold and to help stimulate him to get up. He should stand and nurse within about three hours.” The window of opportunity for optimal absorption of maternal antibodies from the mare’s colostrum starts closing as soon as the foal is born; the first few hours after birth are the best. “When the foal is born, all the glucose


(for energy) is in the liver, and this will only last about 12 to 24 hours,” he says. “So you need to make sure the foal nurses fairly quickly. I like to see the foal up and moving around soon after birth, and nursing soon after he gets up.” Colostrum contains a rich, creamy fat that gives the foal instant energy and also helps generate body heat to keep him warm. It is wise to disinfect the navel stump after the umbilical cord breaks, to help keep pathogens from entering via the moist, open navel area. It is best to have the mare foal in a very clean area (grassy pasture, well bedded stall with clean bedding), but it still helps to disinfect the foal’s navel to prevent a possible problem. Usually the umbilical cord breaks on its own as the foal is being born or afterward. Often the mare will lie there a few minutes, and if the umbilical cord is still intact, some of the blood from the placenta (if it is still attached) drains/pumps into the foal. Then the cord breaks when the mare gets up or the foal struggles around and tries to get up. “I believe in waiting and giving the mare and foal a few minutes (rather than trying to break or cut the cord), since it will break on its own,” says Waldridge. “On some occasions it may bleed a little when it breaks, and you may need to clamp it temporarily. Don’t tie it off with a string, because that creates a spot where bacteria can enter the tissue. If it’s bleeding, you can use a hemostat or the plastic clamp used for human babies, and put that on for a few minutes to halt the bleeding. Then take it off.” For dipping the navel stump, he recommends using chlorhexidine (Nolvasan) and water. “I don’t recommend strong iodine, because it’s harsh and cauterizes the tissue,” he cautions. “Some foals react to it; an allergic reaction is fairly rare, but can be prevented by using a milder solution like chlorhexidine. It actually binds to the skin cells and stays there for awhile. I’ve seen some wrecks from strong iodine. Use chlorhexidine (mixed with a little water) to dip

A Leg Up the navel twice a day for about three days.” By then the navel should be drying up and will no longer be a portal for opportunistic pathogens. “Ideally, the foal should ingest about 10 percent of his body weight in colostrum over the first 24 hours,” Waldridge says. “The window of opportunity for absorption of antibodies is closing rapidly by 12 hours and is definitely gone by 24 hours, so you want him to start nursing soon after birth—to obtain antibodies and energy.” This is very important, especially if the weather is cold. “I also recommend an antibody test, to check the level of colostral antibodies in the blood,” he adds. “You don’t want to do this any sooner than 12 hours or any later than 24 hours. There are a couple tests you can do, but it’s important to do this. It’s a lot easier to head off a problem than to treat one, if the foal does not have adequate protective immunity. “As long as you are doing this lab work, you might as well get a complete blood count. If it’s low, you can start him on antibiotics. The newborn foal is always at risk for septicemia, so anything you can do to prevent this is good insurance.”

since the foal is taking in so much fluid.” If urine is concentrated, that should be a warning sign. Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between a foal that is dull and one that is napping, since foals sleep a lot. Observe him enough to know if he is healthy. Foals nap after they nurse, but if he is sleeping too much and not getting up often to nurse, this is a red flag. Any time a foal spends excessive time lying down and not nursing, it usually means he is sick. “A good rule of thumb is to assume every sick foal is septic until proven otherwise,” says Waldridge. It is better to be overly concerned than to miss a warning signal, since you can get behind quickly on a life-threatening problem in a young foal. “After the first day of life, also watch closely for any signs of lameness or joint enlargement,” Waldridge counsels. “This can be a sign of joint infection (usually due to septicemia or ‘navel ill/joint ill’). Some people might think the mare stepped on the foal. Th is can happen, but not very often.” A swollen, painful joint is more often due to infection.

“Newborns are vulnerable to a lot of problems. Timely detection and treatment is crucial, since health status can go downhill very quickly if they get an infection. Watch the foal closely in the first hours and days of life, so you can detect a problem.”

Newborns are vulnerable to a lot of problems. Timely detection and treatment is crucial, since health status can go downhill very quickly if they get an infection. Watch the foal closely in the fi rst hours and days of life, so you can detect a problem. Some of the signs that the foal is not right include dullness, not wanting to nurse, fever, etc. A healthy young foal nurses about seven times an hour. He nurses, naps, gets up and nurses again fairly soon. If he is not nursing frequently, there is something wrong. “Another thing to watch for is whether the foal is urinating,” Waldridge says. “The normal foal will urinate about once an hour. If he’s not urinating, he’s probably not drinking. The urine should be fairly clear, like water,

In a larger foal, another common problem is fractured ribs. The ribcage may have suffered too much pressure coming through the birth canal. “A fracture can be tricky to feel,” he says. “But for any foal that appears to be in pain—or if you can hear or feel a little click when he’s breathing—a broken rib is a possibility. If the fracture punctures internal tissues, the foal may bleed into the chest cavity. If he had a difficult birth or you had to pull on him to help with birth, be aware that fractured ribs can be a possibility. Have the foal checked by your veterinarian.” During the foal’s first day of life, make sure he is passing bowel movements. Many breeders routinely give each foal an enema within the first hours after birth. “For an enema, I like to use warm, soapy water,” says Waldridge. “A few drops of mild dishwashing detergent like Ivory, to make the water foamy, can be administered via a soft rubber

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A Leg Up tube. You want something soft and flexible so it won’t scrape or puncture the rectum.” Soapy water helps soften and lubricate the hard balls of meconium (material within the intestines when the foal is born) so he can more easily pass his first bowel movements. “This is always worth doing to help lubricate the meconium, and warm soapy water is easier on the foal than some of the phosphate fleet enemas,” he continues. “It’s rare, but those can sometimes cause electrolyte problems. Soapy water is the cheapest, easiest and safest. You don’t need more than about four ounces. You can wait and give the enema after the foal is up and moving around, since this will make it easier for him to pass bowel movements.” If you see him straining and having trouble passing feces, he definitely needs an enema.

Since foals are so vulnerable to problems early in life, it pays to watch them closely for the first days and weeks. Pay close attention to bowel movements to be aware of any signs of diarrhea, since some of the infections that cause diarrhea can quickly become life threatening. Even foal heat diarrhea (which occurs with the mare’s fi rst heat, anywhere from four to 21 days after foaling or longer) can be tricky to determine, but the foal is generally not sick with that diarrhea. “Keep in mind that diarrhea can also be a sign of sepsis,” Waldridge says. “If a young foal develops diarrhea, this is always a worry. If it’s a foal that’s on milk replacer rather than nursing a mare, a common reason for diarrhea is improper mixing of the milk replacer. Always follow label directions exactly. If you put too much water in, the foal will have loose bowel movements, and if you don’t put enough water a problem, take in, he will also get loose.”

Another problem that is not uncommon is “If you suspect a ruptured bladder, especially if the foal had the foal’s temperature. It is also If you suspect a a difficult birth. “This wise to have your veterinarian problem, take the happens more often check the foal at about 24 hours foal’s temperature. It is in colts than fi llies,” of age to get a complete blood also wise to have your Waldridge observes. “The veterinarian check the foal may have problems count and do the antibody test.” foal at about 24 hours urinating. It may be of age to get a complete difficult to tell if he’s blood count and do the straining to defecate or antibody test. At that time, the foal also can be checked urinate, but if he arches his back, he is probably straining for any other signs of problems. “This is especially against meconium. If he stretches, with the back bowed important if you haven’t had a lot of experience with foals, downward, he’s probably straining to urinate. A ruptured to know what is normal and what isn’t,” Waldridge says. bladder is most common in colts, usually noticed within the first three days of life.” The abdomen may become Once the foal gets past a week or 2 of age, he is past some distended with urine that has leaked out of the ruptured of the important challenges, but it still pays to continue to bladder. The foal may still be urinating, or not, depending observe him closely throughout his first months of life. ■ on the size of the hole in the bladder.


Handy Horse Tips Lessons in Long Lining by Lee Bolles Many times, amateurs and trainers alike get stuck in a rut — they’re riding, putting in the time, but either the problem isn’t getting resolved or both horse and rider need a change. Using round pens, hitchcocks, longeing, trail riding — those are all good remedies for the ruts we sometimes get into with our horses. Another tool that is used regularly with young horses, but sometimes overlooked with already-trained horses, is long lining. When a horse is young, we use long lines before getting on their backs to teach flexing, stopping, backing and other basics. We also use them to get the horse accustomed to having things around the leg area. As a horse gets further and further along in its training, it is easy to put the long lines away and forget about them. But long lines are a very useful tool for a number of reasons, as long as you know how to use them correctly. If you haven’t ever long lined a horse yourself, it would be a good investment to take a few lessons from a professional, using your own horse, to learn how to do it properly. The professional can help you learn how to put the equipment on properly without endangering yourself or the horse and help you learn how to make corrections to maximize the effects of the time you spend long lining. By using your own horse, you’ll also learn some specific areas you can focus on while using this particular tool. Let’s look at some of the ways to use long lines and the benefits of taking the time to add this skill to your arsenal. If you happen to get injured as a rider for a few days, long lines are a way to keep your horse in a work program without you having to ride. I know an amateur who gets adjusted by a chiropractor regularly and is advised not to ride for a couple days afterward. Not wanting to miss any barn time, long lining is a great way for her to continue working her horse without undoing the chiropractor’s work immediately. Long lines also give us a chance to really watch a horse from all angles. Most all our time is spent looking between their ears and down at their necks. Seeing the horse’s face, the horse’s movement and the horse’s hindquarters, shoulders and back can help identify potential inadequacies. Seeing the horse’s actual reaction to cues can also help a rider understand

what a judge or instructor is seeing. The top of a horse isn’t always the best vantage point to see the areas that need improvement. Actually seeing the movement you do want to keep or enhance can help you visualize what you want while riding. While visualization won’t automatically improve the way you and your horse ‘dance’ together, it has been proven to help athletes in all sports and can be a powerful enhancement to your riding. Another benefit to using long lines is that they provide us with an opportunity to set the horse’s head (where it is set depends on the discipline) and ask the horse to move forward into the bridle. While we make attempts to set the horse’s head while on his back, those attempts are hindered by our own unsteadiness. Setting the horse’s head in the long lines allows the horse to move around and find a comfortable way of going while keeping his head in the desired place. The lines can also be used to correct habits in already-trained horses. Say a horse has started leaning on the inside shoulder when making turns. Attempts at fixing the problem while riding have been fruitless due to the rider leaning as well. To try to alleviate this new behavior, put the horse in long lines and while going through the corner, flex the horse slightly to the outside, encouraging the inside shoulder to move forward more. To visualize how this works, picture a human being swimming. As you turn your head in one direction, it allows for greater freedom and thereby, greater and stronger movement on the opposite side. Another behavior that can be schooled on the long lines is leaning on the bit. In the saddle, the horse definitely has the advantage as he is still stronger than the rider and has probably figured out the rider can be pulled out of an otherwise stable seat when the horse doesn’t feel like working quite as hard as the rider would like him to. In the long lines, the horse’s head is set and he can’t pull against anyone but himself. And in the meantime, the rider can tap him up from behind, encouraging forward movement into the bridle. As with any other training tool, long lines should be used with caution and under supervision (at least until you are comfortable with taking them on and off and getting the horse moving). Given their many uses, they are a great addition to a complete training program. ■ M ARCH 2010 | 265

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SEMINARS/CLINICS/SALES/ OPEN HOUSE/AWARDS APRIL April 24-25, 2010, Varian Arabians’ Spring Fling, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Varian Arabians: 805-489-5802;

REGIONAL SHOWS & CHAMPIONSHIPS APRIL April 4, 2010, Region 14 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 15, 2010, Region 15 Competitive Trail Championship, Unionville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074. April 22-25, 2010, Region 7 Championship Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538 April 24, 2010, Region 9 50-Mile Endurance Championship, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Trish Dutton, 940-455-2849. MAY May 3-8, 2010, Region 12 Championship, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. May 7-8, 2010, Region 7 Competitive Trail Championship, Sonoita, Arizona. Contact: Marilou Mann, 520-762-0554. May 13-16, 2010, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 13-16, 2010, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Lansing, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. May 23, 2010, Region 16 Endurance Championship, Escoheag, Rhode Island. Contact: Cheryl Mastele, 860-349-1200. JUNE June 2-3, 2010, Region 1 Pre-Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 3-6, 2010, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072.


June 3-6, 2010, Region 5 Sport Horse Qualifier and Offsite Championship, Auburn, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. June 3-6, 2010, Region 11 Dressage, Hunter/ Jumper, Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. June 5, 2010, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, Bethany, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cathy Webb, 705-748-2225. June 6, 2010, Region 12 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. June 8-12, 2010, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 8-12, 2010, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. June 9, 2010, Region 10 Pre-Show, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 10-13, 2010, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 18, 2010, Region 10 Endurance Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Dianne Schmidt, 507-545-9936. June 19, 2010, Region 10 Competitive Trail Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Dianne Schmidt, 507-545-9936. June 19-20, 2010, Region 12 Youth Jamboree, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. June 19-20, 2010, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact:Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 21-22, 2010, Region 4 Pre-Show, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 22-26, 2010, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 23, 2010, Region 13 Pre-Show A and B, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 24, 2010, Region 6 Pre-Show, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 24-27, 2010, Region 13 Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 25-27, 2010, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 26-27, 2010, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 29-30, 2010, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114.

SHOWS MARCH March 18-21, 2010, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 19-21, 2010, Old Dominion Arabian Show A and B, Williamston, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. March 20-21, 2010, Ocala 15th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: Laureen Ford, 352-629-1427. March 26-28, 2010, Rancho CA Spring Show A and B, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. March 26-28, 2010, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 26-28, 2010, KAHS Sunflower Show A and B, Valley Center, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 26-28, 2010, MAHA All Arabian Spring Fling, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. March 26-28, 2010, Alabama All Arabian Show, Andalusia, Alabama. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. APRIL April 1-2, 2010, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Rantoul, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-4663320. April 1-4, 2010, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 1-4, 2010, AAHABC Hot To Trot Show, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. April 2, 2010, Bluegrass Spring Festival, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 2-4, 2010, Fiesta Del Mar A and B Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. April 2-4, 2010, Deseret I and II, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. April 2-4, 2010, Western Carolinas Spring Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 3-4, 2010, Arabian Springfest II A and B, Rantoul, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. April 3-4, 2010, Bluegrass Classic, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 3-4, 2010, The Arabian Celebration, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. April 8-11, 2010, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227.

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April 8-11, 2010, Golden Stirrup Classic A and B, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. April 9-11, 2010, Arkansas Arabian Victory Challenge, Tezarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. April 9-11, 2010, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 9-11, 2010, Annual NCAHA All Arabian Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 15-18, 2010, AHBAO Spring Classic, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Beth Garvison, 503-655-0386. April 16-18, 2010, Heart Of Oklahoma Charity Show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contact: Kelly McFaul, 316-722-4013. April 16-18, 2010, Indiana All Arabian Horse Show, Cloverdale, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. April 16-18, 2010, Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A and B, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 20-21, 2010, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. April 23-25, 2010, Arabians In Motion At The Hood, Boring, Oregon. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. April 23-25, 2010, SD Spring Show A and B, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Contact: Heather Swanson, 605-743-2745. April 23-25, 2010, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 23-25, 2010, OHAHA Springtime Show, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 23-25, 2010, Spring Arabian Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. April 23-25, 2010, Daffodil Arabian Spring Show A and B, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Lisa Gardner, 253-843-2748. April 29-May 2, 2010, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Red Bluff, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. April 30-May 2, 2010, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. April 30-May 2, 2010, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. April 30-May 2, 2010, Mason Dixon Classic, Quentin, Pennsylvania. Contact: Marilyn Ackerman, 315-331-2034. April 30-May 2, 2010, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Debbi Thomas, 860-526-9526.

MAY May 6-9, 2010, AHANC 61st Annual Arabian Horse Show A and B, Rancho Murieta, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 6-9, 2010, Cascade Arabian Youth Benefit, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Deborah Snydal Hinds, 360-457-5399. May 6-9, 2010, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 7-9, 2010, CAHC Spring Show A and B, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. May 7-9, 2010, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Art Byrd, 918-363-7747. May 7-9, 2010, Empire State Arab Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 8-9, 2010, SW PAHA Spring All Arabian Show, Harlansburg, Pennsylvania. Contact: Lorelei Wyman, 802-244-1602. May 13-16, 2010, AHASFV 47th Annual Arabian Horse Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 13-16, 2010, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 13-16, 2010, AHABC Classic, Lansing, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marla Patterson, 604-574-3785. May 14-16, 2010, Treasure Valley Classic, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 14-16, 2010, Great Plains Arabian Classic A and B, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. May 14-16, 2010, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-253-4937. May 14-16, 2010, SAHIBA Arab Spring Show, Versailles, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger,937-434-6114. May 14-16, 2010, Hudson Valley Arabian show, Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 20-23, 2010, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 20-23, 2010, AHACO Arabian Horse Show, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. May 21-22, 2010, Double The Fun Arabian Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Debbie Raszler, 701-725-4692. May 21-23, 2010, NJHAHA All Arabian I and II, Allentown, New York. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. May 22-23, 2010, Northern Minnesota Arabian Horse Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Debbie Raszler, 701-725-4692.

May 22-23, 2010, Old Dominion Summer Fun Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Ona Maria Morgan Jenkins, 804-590-2802. May 27-30, 2010, Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 28-29, 2010, Wisconsin Desert Horse (Badger) Show, West Allis, WI. Contact: Rachel Rhein, May 28-30, 2010, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425. May 28-30, 2010, Montana Arab Show A and B, Billings, Montana. Contact: Becky Mcallister, 406-861-4929. May 28-30, 2010, Spindletop Spring Arabian Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 28-30, 2010, AHC Of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 29-30, 2010, Comstock AHA Desert Spring Show A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. May 30-31, 2010, WAHA Show, West Allis, WI. Contact: Rachel Rhein, JUNE June 2-6, 2010, Illinois/Arab Inc. All Arabian Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. June 4-6, 2010, GAHA Summer Classic A and B, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. June 4-6, 2010, Showtime 2010, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. June 4-6, 2010, NC PAHA Show A and B, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 4-6, 2010, Virginia Arabian Horse Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 5-6, 2010, Indianhead Arabian Horse Show, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 5-6, 2010, GG Thunder Dressage and Sport Horse Show, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 5-6, 2010, Zone 9 Arabian A and B, Bethany, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cathy Webb, 705-748-2225. June 11-13, 2010, WA Midsummer Classic A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. June 12-13, 2010, Medallion I and II All Arabian Show, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 12-13, 2010, Eastern Classic, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536.

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June 17-18, 2010, Shenandoah Valley Classic A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 18-20, 2010, Hoosier Horse Classic, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 19, 2010, Golden Gate Arabian Dressage, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Sue Plasman, 530-695-0509. June 19-20, 2010, Shenandoah Valley Championship A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 19-20, 2010, Island Classics Arabian Horse Show, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Wendy Don, 250-722-0162. June 19-20, 2010, Sunrise Summer Classic Horse Show, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: Lesley Ahman, 506-832-7912. June 24-27, 2010, Summer Spectacular I and II, Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. June 25-26, 2010, WDHA Dressage and Sport Horse Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 25-27, 2010, Finger Lakes Arabian Summer Festival, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536.

DISTANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE MARCH March 20, 2010, Spring Fling At The Sand Hills 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Patrick, South Carolina. Contact: Vickie Stine, 803-222-0401. APRIL April 17, 2010, Foxcatcher 25- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Elkton, Maryland. Contact: Louisa Emerick, 410-398-7234. April 24, 2010, Texas Bluebonnet Classic 25-, 50- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Decatur Texas. Contact: Trish Dutton, 940-455-2849 April 25, 2010, Cheshire 26-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Unionville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074.


MAY May 1, 2010, Biltmore Challenge 50-, 75- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531. May 5-9, 2010, Mt. Carmel XP I, II, III, IV and V 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Mt. Carmel Junction, Utah. Contact: Dian Woodward, 435-719-4033. May 7-8, 2010, SAAHA Las Cienega 25- and 35-Mile Competitive Trail Championship, Sonoita, Arizona. Contact: Marilou Mann, 520-762-0554. JUNE June 18, 2010, Southeast MN 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Dianne Schmidt, 507-545-9936. June 19, 2010, Southeast MN 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Dianne Schmidt, 507-545-9936. June 19-20, 2010, Prairie Smoke I and II 30-, 50-, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Bismark, North Dakota. Contact: Debbie Kolegraf, 701-258-6347.

NATIONAL EVENTS July 24-31, 2010, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. August 16-21, 2010, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. September 21-25, 2010, Sport Horse Nationals, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 22-30, 2010, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS March 17-21, 2010, Australian National Arabian Championships, Horsley Park, New South Wales, Australia. Contact: Jenny Nixon, 61-2-4577-536,;

March 18-20, 2010, Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship, Dubai, UAE. Contact: Ziad Galadari, 971-43086807,; March 20-21, 2010, National Chilean Show. Contact: M. Trinidad Del Campo, April 7-8, 2010, Al Mohamadia 3rd Arabian Horse Championship, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Contact: 966-14082886, April 8-10, 2010, Egyptian National Arabian Horse Championship, Sakkara Country Club, Giza, Egypt. Contact: Hadayek Al Ahram, 202-3376-7366, June 19-20, 2010, Mediterranean Championships, Menton, France. Contact: Christianne Chazel, 33-674-513448,; August 6-8, 2010, 32nd Polish National Championship Show, Janow Podlaski Stud. Contact: 48-22-8606539, September 24-26, 2010, All Nations Cup and German National Show, Aachen, Germany. Contact: VZAP, 49-5113881180,; October 21-24, 2010, El Zahraa National C Show and 13th International Championships, El Zahraa, Egypt. Contact: Ahmed Hamza, 202-22983733,; December 4-5, 2010, Chilean Breeders Cup. Contact: M. Trinidad Del Campo, December 10-12, 2010, World Championships, Paris, Nord Villepinte. Contact: Alice Wermus, December 16-18, 2010, 7th Sharjah National Arabian Horse Festival, Sharjah, UAE. Contact: 971-65311155,; *Go to or, for additional international shows and information.

In Memoriam:

Sultan Suzort KA (1985 – 2009) by Linda White “Sultan Suzort KA was such a docile, sweet guy,” Suzanne Watkins Broer remembers fondly. “Actually, he had the kind of personality that made you think he wasn’t going to be much of a show horse. Many great show horses come with the aggressive energy that makes them wonderful in the show ring, but hard to handle the rest of the time. Not Sultan Suzort KA. He was the perfect combination of show horse and pet. Once we hit the ring, he was a complete professional. He knew we were there to win, and he gave it all he had, every time. “My family bought Suzort, as we called him, in late 1994, while I was training with Bob Battaglia in Texas,” she explains. “We sold him to Mari Ogihara in November, 1996. I only owned him for two years, but he will always stand out as the most special horse I ever rode.” John and Lisa Jo White were Sultan Suzort KA’s last owners. They got him in May, 2003. “He was just wonderful!” is Lisa Jo White’s immediate response when asked about him. “He taught our sons, Zack and Rex, to ride. He took care of the kids; you never had to worry about them. He gave every child who rode him so much confidence and self-esteem. For example, Zack began riding Sultan Suzort KA when he was probably 3. Well, he won a reserve world’s championship in saddle seat equitation on a Saddlebred at the 2009 Kentucky State Fair. Then, he was in a four-horse workoff at the American Royal a couple of weeks ago. He is only eight years old! “My son Rex, who is 5, also began riding Sultan Suzort KA when he was just 2 or 3. Soon, he was riding him all the time, as much as 45 minutes at a go. You just knew that the kids were safe with him. He was more than a babysitter. He was the only horse we ever trusted with our sons. Rex went to his first academy show last weekend … and won his class. He was so proud!

Sultan Suzort KA (Gazort x Sultan’s Suffragette), Suzanne Watkins, up.

“The weekend I was getting ready to go to U.S. Nationals, he seemed listless and unresponsive, so I asked our vet to come over and take a look at him. The vet told me that Sultan Suzort KA’s organs were shutting down, and that I might want to consider euthanasia for him. ‘He’s very old,’ he reminded me. ‘He is just worn out.’ Later that day, my dad came and found me. ‘Lisa Jo, he is dead,’ he said. I went to the stall, and sure enough, Sultan Suzort KA had just lain down peacefully, and died.” That was Friday, October 23, 2009. Sultan Suzort KA was a show horse from the very first day. He had the good looks, gameness and desire any good show horse needs; he had an abundance of style, and he had the motion off both ends that can be an equitation horse’s greatest asset. That little extra lift from the rear helps propel the rider’s rear out of the saddle momentarily, making posting appear effortless. Suzanne Watkins Broer rode Sultan Suzort KA to saddle seat equitation championships at the Canadian Nationals in 1995 and the Youth Nationals in 1996. He also was awarded the Legion of Supreme Honor and Legion of Supreme Merit while Watkins Broer owned him. “And even after all of that,” she marvels, “when we exited the show ring, he was my sweet horse again. “We’ll miss you, my friend,” she adds. “Thank you for all your hard work, and for your great heart.” Lisa Jo White perfectly sums up the handsome bay gelding’s life’s work. “I’m so glad we had him. We will never have another horse like him in our lifetime.” ■ M ARCH 2010 | 269





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M AY The virtual Who's Who of Trainers in the Arabian industry.

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LOOKING AHEAD MAY 2010 TRAINERS FEATURE Trainers, get a chance to speak your mind on current issues and get a listing in the Arabian Horse Times Online Trainers Directory. The virtual Who’s Who of trainers in the Arabian industry.

HUNT & HACK One of the largest and continually growing markets within our industry. Showcase your finest stock and personal ability in this feature.

MARE ISSUE Blessed are the broodmares. Pay homage to your best producers and give them the recognition they deserve.

HALF-ARABIANS NSH, Pinto, Renai, Quarabs, Morabs and a list too long to finish, all featured in the May Arabian Horse Times.

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REGION 7 DIRECTORY Full regional show coverage and directory, PLUS Ads that get seen all year!


REGION 12 DIRECTORY Full regional show coverage and directory, PLUS Ads that get seen all year!

HALTER TRAINERS AND CONTENDERS FEATURE Featuring the breed’s best and brightest halter trainers and their show strings for the coming season. All full-page color advertisers will be included in our editorial feature.

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Index Of Advertisers A Al Mohamadia Stud ..............................36, 37 Arabian Breeders Alliance .......................... 48 Arabian English Performance Association ..... ...........................................................190, 191 Arabian Horse Times’ Online Auction .. 272, 273 Arabian Horse Times’ Subscription ...............278 Arabian Horse Times’ Trainers Directory ......274 Arabian Horse Times’ World Cup ...................49 Arabian Horse Times’ Youth Nationals ..........275 Arabians International ...........................54-57 Argent Farms, LLC ................2, 3, 46, 47, 198 B Battaglia Farms................................ 280, IBC Boggs Family .............................................. 90 Boggs, Terry Anne ...................................... 94 Brian Welman Training Center .........170, 171 C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc..... 22, 23, 208, 209 Colonial Wood Training Center 178-180, 199 Cornerstone Ranch ...........................188, 189 Crescent Creek Farms .......................178-181 Crystal McNutt Performance Horses ....... 200 D Danielson Arabians ...............................52, 53 Diamond Hill Arabians ................................ 5 Don Manuel Farms ...............................80, 81 Downing, Johnny....................... 74, 75, 86, 87 E Enchanted Acres, Inc ................................. 30 F Flying A Ranch .................................216, 217 Freeland Farms ......................................26, 27 Frierson Atkinson ..................................... 270 G Garlands, Ltd.........................................12, 13 Garrett Training Concepts ....................... 218 Gemini Acres ..................................84, 85, 91 Gemini Ranch .......................................50, 51 Guzzo Arabian Training....................212, 213

H Haras Sahara .........................................28, 29 Haras Dos Faveiros............................210, 211 Heartland Ventures, LLC ......................... 271 Hegg, Mickey ........................................... 270 Horse and Rider Portraits......................... 270 I IIB Farms ................................................. 202 Iowa Gold Star Arabian Horse Show......... 60 J Jerland Farms .......................................IFC, 1 K K Bar K Arabians ..............................216, 217 L Laurie Long Performance Horses .....176, 201 Linear Rubber Products, Inc. ................... 270 Lyday Farms ............................................. 215 M Marino Arabians ...................................88, 89 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc........................ 270 McDonald Arabians .............................52, 53 Michael Byatt Arabians .........................36-43 Midwest................................ FC, 8-11, 64-96 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc......... ...............................................................58, 59 Mystica Arabians ...................................38, 39 O Oak Ridge Arabians .......78, 79, 83, 89, 92, 95 Orrion Farms.........................................42, 43 P Pay-Jay Arabians ...................................... 271 Pine Ridge Arabians ................................. 214 Pineview Arabians .................................... 177 Premier Breeders Sweepstakes...........226, 227 Prestige Farms, LLC .............................24, 25 R R.O. Lervick Arabians ............................. 271 Rae-Dawn Arabians ..............................16, 17 Rancho Las Potrancas ............... 74, 75, 86, 87

Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Services Auction .................... Spotlight1-Spotlight8 (241-248) Rock Isle Arabians.................................... 219 Ron Copple Training Stables ............186, 187 Rooker Training Stable......................181-184 Royal Arabian Bloodstock .....................40, 41 Running Horse Ranch ............................... 82 S Sarah Paripovich Training ........................ 177 Scheier Farms ........................................32, 33 Shada, Inc. .....................................50, 51, 177 Showtime Training Center ................174, 175 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ...14, 15, 174 Southwest Arabians .................................... 55 Stachowski Farm, Inc............. 18, 19, 172, 173 Stone Creek Arabians............................... 270 Strand’s Arabian Stables ........................... 204 Strawberry Banks Farm ......... 20, 21, 100, 101 Sugar Hill Farm........................................ 185 Sypolt Insurance Services, Inc. ................ 270 T Taylor Ranch .....................................252, 253 Ted Carson Training Center, Inc. at Butler Farms Arabians..............................31, 34, 35 The Brass Ring ......................................... 203 The Hat Lady ........................................... 271 The Marhaabah Legacy Group..................... 7 The Xtreme Partners................................... 30 V Valley Oak Arabians ..................................BC Van Dyke, Les & Diane ............................. 93 Varian Arabians .....................................97-99 Vicki Humphrey Training Center . 5, 205-207 W Waleed, MME. Israa .............................76, 77 Weller Arabians .......................................... 31 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. .............. 271 Y YE Arabians ............................................. 218 Z Zaied, Giuma Ben .................................76, 77 M ARCH 2010| 279

Brandy Sharp Sandy Davis Carol Dorin Jim and Debra Foxworthy Laurel Hooker Bruce and Sherry Layne Sandy Witter Sherry Ballah Mark and Susan Mulzet Carl Moyer Al and Lori Muniz Vincent and Linda Musso Sharon Chauncey Siar Gabrielle Sitomer and Jason Koy Jayne Solberg Sara Stahler Clay and Angela Stanley Mike and Sara Stewart Craig and Karen Stull Mike Sullivan and Marie Johnson Nora Tatum Sherry Deak Craig and Carol Willett Tiffany Wilson Bill and Elizabeth Shatner Dr. Laura Harris and Glen Shearer Dr. John and Karen Sparks Scott Bailey and David Cains Chris Barter Kit Calafato Bill and Nancy Blankenship Michael and Nick Brown Kelly Charpentier Joel and Robin Despain Linda and Jordan Deshazer Al and Christine Fiegehen Lou and Carol Ruscitto Joe and Gayle Farrar Carolyn Fabrici Natalie Gaylord Robin Gainey Chase and Mandy Harvill Bonnie Hart and Danielle Purdy Marie Keller Lori and Carey Lawrence Lucky Lurken Wayne Newton Kim Morris and Sandra Swanson Walter Mishek Sara Moor Jack and Janet Roberts M.A. Shatila Corrine Stith Buddy and Dorothy Fogle Phil and Shirley Watkins Mike, Barb and Brianna York Melissa Moore Joey Canda Steve Lieblang Vicki Humphrey Kim Jarvis Lou Sichini Elizabeth Pizzonia

Thank you Thank you to all of our past and present clients, my friends and peers in the Arabian industry, for your support and kindness.

Battaglia Farms will continue to build upon our long tradition of fair play and honest customer relations. As we move forward in 2010, let’s all resolve to bring our community together for the betterment of the Arabian horse.

It is with great honor that I accept the awards for Russ and myself 2009 Jarvis Insurance Horseman of the Year 2009 Springwater Farms Amateur of the Year 2009 Arabian Horse Times Readers' Choice Award Favorite Editorial Story ~ An Amateur Point Of View Articles

Bob Battaglia BATTAGLIA FARMS ~ Scottsdale, Arizona ~ 480-585-9112








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