March 2011 $7.50
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March 2011 ©toni
Midwest—Scottsdale 2011 Cover Story: DA Valentino
by Mary Kirkman
2011 Scottsdale Show—Arabians Sparkle In Scottsdale by Colleen Scott
2011 Scottsdale Leading Sires The 2010 APAHA Horseman’s Awards by Colleen Scott
A Preview Of The Arabian Breeders World Cup by Linda White
In Memoriam: Kharben (1986 - 2011) by Linda White
The Arabian Abroad—Europe And The Middle East by Mary Kirkman
Victor Kerr Revisited by Linda White
Leaders Of The Times—PCF Vision by Colleen Scott
Connie Foss And Arabian Horses—Forces Of Nature by Linda White
On The COver:
(Versace x DA Love), owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman. See story on page 112.
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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas
Calendar Of Events
Index Of Advertisers
Liberty Meadows Success in the Scottsdale Marketplace 2011 Congratulations to:
Loded For The Holiday Purchased by Rich Doran
Purcahsed by Elaine Finney Agent: John Ryan
Purchased by Sarah Nolan Agent: Bill Flood
Eddie Vedder RS
Purchased by Janet Scesny Agent: John McCarty SAS
Purchased by Alexus Mattingly Agent: Zoe Thompson LJR
Purchased by L&B Farms Agent: Liberty Meadows Congratulations to L&B Farms on the purchase of CCF
from the Cedar Ridge Select Sale.
Ryan Strand â€˘ Elise Worman Raymore, Missouri 816.651.7424 email@example.com www.liberty-meadows.com
We are off to our best start ever marketing horses in 2011. Contact us for any of your equine marketing needs.
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U.S. National Champion
*Marwan Al Shaqab & Shalina El Jamaal
Sire of Champions Worldwide
2011 Fee: $2,500 â€˘ SCID & CA Clear
The Marhaabah Legacy Group Chris Anckersen, Manager 864-647-7588 firstname.lastname@example.org www.Marhaabah.com
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An Offer to Get You Moving! Book now to any SMP Sire for a lmited time stud fee of only $1,500!
+ Afire Bey V x Justa Glow+/, by The Chief Justice
All now standing at home at:
Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN 865.388.0507 • www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com Trainer Mike Miller • Mike@smparabians.com • cell 608.332.0701
Region 12 Spotlight Stallions Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sires • SCID Clear
Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi
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ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire
2011 Sales List
SHOW HORSES Arioch TRGR (Allience+// x LA Athena) 2006 chestnut gelding. Tremendous young English horse with great motion and the attitude to be an amateur horse. Showing this 2011 in English Pleasure Jr. Horse. $65,000 Premiere SCA (IXL Noble Express x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2005 grey gelding. National caliber country English for open or amateur. 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten. Now in harness! $35,000 PS A Chiefs Ransom (PS Afire Chief x PS Babylove by LBA Lode Star) 2005 bay gelding. Beautiful type, great frame and a fabulous attitude. Tremendous amateur or open country pleasure horse. Beautiful in harness as well. Ready to go. $30,000
Chief Premonition SMP (PS Afire Chief x Read My Mind by VF Premonition) 2008 bay gelding. The Profire look really comes through on this one. Well under saddle and showing lots of potential to be a English pleasure horse. Quiet, willing mind with plenty of “go forward” motion. Great amateur prospect. $30,000 Chief Commotion SMP (PS Afire Chief x Fawela by Eukaliptus) 2007 grey gelding. Bridles high and tight with great motion! Already white with a dark mane and tail, this guy will stand out! Broke and ready to start in the double bridle. $15,000 Sun Nobelest SMP (The Nobelest x S A Pasafire by Afire Bey V) 2007 chestnut gelding. Tall, flashy, bright chestnut gelding with tons of white. Under saddle and ready to show as a Junior Horse in Hunter Pleasure or Sport Horse. $8,000 Afire And Flames SMP (Afire Bey V x ROL Cypress by Cytosk) 2010 chestnut colt. Full sibling in blood to National Champion ROL Firecracker and ROL Afire Lily. Flashy chestnut with plenty of white. Out of a double *Cytrus mare. $15,000
Aequuity SMP (PS Afire Chief x Ameria Nokomis by Aequus) 2009 bay gelding. By a Reserve National Champion Park horse out of the daughter of a Multi-National Champion Park horse. This one is a good mover with quality, type, and substance. $5,000
Chief Exclaim SMP (PS Afire Chief x GC Madamolselle by High Pointe) 2009 grey filly. Good size, ample type and a ground covering stride. Should make an excellent hunter prospect. $5,000
MARES Tranquillity Bey (AA Apollo Bey x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2000 grey mare. A blast to ride with balanced motion and great drive off her hocks. Produced a trotty filly for us that we are retaining. Country/English/Broodmare. A 2010 Country English Pleasure ATR Champion. $20,000
Simply Sinful (Afire Bey V x Mattemoiselle by Zodiac Matador) 2002 chestnut mare. The Matador look really shines through in this one. Trotty with tons of snort and blow! Produced a very nice filly for us. Well broke. Country/broodmare. Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Ameria Nokomis (Aequus+// x Nakkita by *Naturel) 1999 grey mare. A rare daughter of the great Multi-National Champion Park Stallion, Aequus+//. A pedigree full of motion! Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! Private Treaty SA Pasafire (Afire Bey V x Paastelle by *El Paso) 1999 chestnut mare. Big, beautiful daughter of Afire Bey V with a great mare line - passes on lots of size and substance. Has been a good producer and mother. Sells with a breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN 865.388.0507 • www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com Trainer Mike Miller • Mike@smparabians.com • cell 608.332.0701
ld! o S
Congratulations to new owner Chris Johnson of Northwind Arabians.
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relax your body
rejuvenate your soul
rekindle relationship revel in the beauty
and majesty that is the Arabian horse
join michael at his annual
OPen hOUse saturday, april 23, 2011 Reservations required
Michael Byatt araBians 7716 Red Bird Road ~ New Ulm, TX 979.357.2614 ~ www.MichaelByattArabians.com
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The Golden Renaissance New Classes Uncle Bobâ€™s Arabian English Pleasure Jackpot Challenge Uncle Bobâ€™s Half-Arabian English Pleasure Jackpot Challenge
New FaCility Richard O. Jacobson Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. Additional 70 feet of arena length, temperature controlled environment and warm-up all under one roof. IOWA GOLD STAR SHOW Sept. 1-5, 2011 - Labor Day Weekend - Des Moines, Iowa
Scan code to watch video or view on website!
Scan the QR Code using a barcode reader on your smartphone.
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BASKE IS A GENIUS
Brilliant performers are our mark of excellence.
Baske Is a GenIus (Baske Afire x Winning Asset) 2003 Half-Arabian - Bryan and Joanne Grossman DC One Man shOw (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous) 2006 Arabian - DC Arabians DraMBuI LOuIe (Baske Afire x Isabel's Supreme) 2008 Half-Arabian - Greg Knowles hOt aIr (Baske Afire x Rita) 2007 Half-Arabian - Erin LaCroix
DC ONE MAN SHOW
hs MIz aMerICan DreaM (ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic) 2007 Arabian - Kim Jarvis Izzy (Baske Afire x MD Aquarius) 2007 Arabian - Medved Arabians kLP hOtt shOt (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy) 2007 Half-Arabian - Shawn Stachowski LevItatIOn tM (Baske Afire x CY Spring Fire) 2005 Arabian - Lucinda Gardner DVM and Eric Gardner LICense tO thrILL PF (Baske Afire x Callaway's Marguerite) 2006 Half-Arabian - Prestige Farms LLC LuCky (Baske Afire x Love Is Alive) 2008 Arabian - Medved Arabians
KLP HOTT SHOT
MIz Baske va (Baske Afire x Miz Margeurita V) 2007 Arabian - Victoria Arabians MIzter Baske va (Baske Afire x Miz Margeaux V) 2007 Arabian - Victoria Arabians nutCraCker sweet PF (Undulata's Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu) 2008 Half-Arabian - Oak Ridge Arabians rOCk On Ba (Promotion x Stage Fright) 1996 Half-Arabian - Kirby Family sF sPeCs aMOure (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) 2006 Arabian - Alicia Pace
tInnO (Baske Afire x Tina) 2008 Half-Arabian - Erin LaCroix 2010 COLt (Baske Afire x Love Is Alive) 2010 Arabian - Medved Arabians
SF STICKER SHOC
SF SPECS AMOURE
Plan now to market your horse at Scottsdale in 2012.
MIZ BASKE VA
LICENSE TO THRILL PF
sF stICker shOC (SF Specs Shocwave x Shes Real Bad) 2006 Half-Arabian - Alicia Pace
S ta c h o w S k i Fa r m , i n c . Mantua, OH • 330-274-2494 • JiM StacHOwSki: 330-603-2116 • Peter StacHOwSki: 330-620-0194
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ANZA DE COGNAC
DA BOMBAY SAFIRE
StachowSki Farm, inc.
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PUREBRED PARK MD AQUARIUS (Aequus+// x Classically Yours) 2000 Bay Mare. One of the most thrilling park horses in the Arabian breed. Ready to take an amateur to a national championship. She has produced some outstanding offspring that will be heading to the show ring soon. PUREBRED ENGLISH PLEASURE SOMMELIER (Baske Afire x CL Bay Love) 2003 Bay Stallion. 2010 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure AAOTR. 2009 Youth National Champion English Pleasure JOTR and Reserve Champion JTR. Not only is he winning in the show ring, he also has outstanding foals on the ground. DA BOMBAY SAFIRE (Triften+/ x FM Tanzanite) 2006 Grey Gelding. Very fluid trotting English Pleasure horse that is suitable for the junior or adult amateur rider. AFIRE FLAME+ (Afire Bey V x Ultra Flame) 1999 Chestnut Mare. 2008 Youth National Champion and 2 time Region 1 Champion English Pleasure JTR and Open. Would also be a great addition to your breeding program. SKYWALKER SMA (Baske Afire x HH Zodiahana) 2003 Bay Gelding. 2010 Region 13 Champion English Pl. Open. Exciting English Pleasure horse with high motion. Broke to drive. Suitable for the amateur rider. BEN ANZA (Anza Padron x Eloquent Godiva) 2005 Bay Gelding. This horse has lots of motion and lots of charisma. He is a National contender in both the open and amateur English Pleasure divisions. PUREBRED COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE QH TALLULAH (Hey Hallelujah++// x Epecialley) 2004 Grey Mare. Top Level Country Pleasure horse. Champion at the Buckeye in 2009 and 2010. Big beautiful mare who is extremely well bred. Her dam is a full sister to National Champion mare halter and English Pleasure horse Ericca. Great show horse and excellent addition to any breeding program. MD MAXIMUS (Baske Afire x Bint Bokara) 2006 Bay Gelding. Stylish Country English Pleasure horse. Very well trained and would be good for the adult amateur or junior rider. ANZA DE COGNAC (Anza Padron x KB Aphrodite) 2006 Grey Gelding. Bold gelding with springy motion and a great headset. Sure to be competitive in the Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse or in the Maturity classes at Nationals. WINDABRAE (Afire Bey V x Clasix Melody+) 1999 Bay Gelding. Three time National Champion Country English Pleasure horse in the Youth Division. His record speaks for itself. This is an Excellent horse for the Youth of Amateur rider. Showing in Country Pleasure AAOTR 18-39. PISTOLERO PF (Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia) 2007 Bay Gelding. Excellent Country prospect. Extremely upright with lots of hock motion. Two years left in the Maturity and Junior horse classes. MOMENTUM LOA (Millennium LOA+ x Baleek) 2002 Bay Gelding. U.S. and Youth National Top Ten Country English Pleasure Open and JTR. Suitable for any level amateur or youth. PUREBRED HUNTER PLEASURE OCT TA-BASKE (Baske Afire x OCT Tassahara) 2008 Chestnut Stallion. Started under saddle. Shows great potential as a National winner in the 2011 futurity.
HORSES HIGHLIGHTED IN RED ARE LOCATED IN SCOTTSDALE
HALREMS MS NEW BOOTY DIAMOND CHIPS LOA
JB SHE GOT GAME
BUGZY MALONE POKER FACE LOA
DELTAS DELIGHT MF
Offered by Medved Arabians PUREBRED COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE “SPORTY” (Baske Afire x Hot Leggs) 4-year-old Chestnut Mare She is beautiful and upright and will be suitable for the Country English Pleasure Youth Division. She goes around with style and ease. HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE “DOTTIE” (Baske Afire x Halstead’s Polka Dot) 3-year-old Bay Filly Dam is also the dam of National Champion Polkapalooza. She is started under saddle and shows great promise as a Futurity horse and is also kind-hearted enough to make an excellent amateur or youth horse. “LADY” (Baske Afire x SA Sophisticated Lady) 3-year-old Bay Filly Out of multi-National Champion Half-Arabian Park horse SA Sophisticated Lady. She is big and elegant. If you are looking for an English Pleasure Futurity horse, this is a great one! DELTAS DELIGHT MF (Baske Afire x Pinekrest Delta Force) 4-year-old Bay Mare A proven Halter winner who is easy to work with and will make an excellent English Pleasure horse for the amateur or open rider. “ELLIE” (Baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess) 3-year-old Bay Filly Very stylish, with an excellent frame and tons of motion. Sure to be a great one! “BELL” (Baske Afire x Pinekrest Delta Force) 3-year-old Chestnut Filly Shows great potential for the Half-Arabian Country Division.
HALF-ARABIAN PARK GOOMBAY SMASH (AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot ‘Em) 2002 Grey Gelding. 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Park horse. 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion HalfArabian English Pleasure and 2009 Region 14 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Park Open and AOTR. This horse will be a national winner in the amateur Park division. HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE HARLEMS MS NEW BOOTY (Baske Afire x Springtime In Harlem) 2006 Bay Mare. Very fluid moving English Pleasure horse. Will be suitable for the amateur rider. BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion) 2004 Bay Gelding. 2010 U.S. Reserve National Champion English Pleasure Open and AAOTR. This horse can go both amateur and open as the record shows. A great horse for anyone who is looking to go out and have a blast! Showing in Half-Arabian English AAOTR HOT RODDER PF (Baske Afire x A Lady At Heart) 2008 Bay Gelding. Started in lines. He is big and bold and shows great promise. ES MAGIC CARPET RIDE (RKA Desperados Kid x Koopman’s Christina Parader) 2003 Bay Mare. Reserve National Champion Native Costume. Many wins in English Pleasure. She is a great horse for the amateur or youth rider looking to have some fun. Also broke to drive. DIAMOND CHIPS LOA (HF Mister Chips+ x Jewel’s Diamond Rose) 2008 Chestnut Gelding. This horse is beyond exciting. He has extreme motion and is sure to be a top contender in the 2011 Futurity Class. He is very smart and willing to learn. POKER FACE LOA (HF Mister Chips+ x Laced With Love) 2008 Chestnut Gelding. Long neck, well balanced, smooth with lots of motion. A National contender in the Futurity class. JB SHE GOT GAME (Baske Afire x My Magical Mood) 2004 Bay Mare. Beautiful English Pleasure mare with lots of motion. Broke to drive. Showing in Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR. HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JJ SPECIAL EDITION (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2005 Chestnut Gelding. Pretty with tons of quality. He is broke to ride and drive and will make a great amateur horse.
StachowSki Farm, inc. Mantua, OH • 330-274-2494 JiM StacHOwSki: 330-603-2116 Peter StacHOwSki: 330-620-0194
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BaskeAfire? Because ...
• Over One MilliOn DOllARS of Baske Afire get SOlD at Scottsdale 2011. • Sire of AePA Champions winning over $200,000. • 93 WinneRS at Scottsdale 2011 and U.S. nationals 2010. • A leADing SiRe at Scottsdale 2011 and U.S. nationals 2010. Create a legend of your own, contact us for breeding information and sales offerings of talented Baske Afire get.
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Strawberry Banks Farm 716.652.9346 ~ East Aurora, New York ~ email@example.com
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n o i t c u A t e n Inter Minding Ps and Qs Ames Lora
Fyre In The Skye
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Online Bidding starts April 22, and ends May 2, 2011 Justa New Look
(Matoi x MC Jakita) 2004 Bay Mare
A great pedigree makes her an outstanding broodmare in anyone’s program.
(Afire Bey V x G Kallora) 2001 Bay Mare Sells with foal due 04/25/11 sired by IXL Noble Express
Numerous National, Regional and Scottsdale wins in Country English Pleasure AOTR.
Ames Distinguished (A Noble Cause x G Kallora) 2008 Bay Colt
Outstanding colt that will not only be a great breeding horse, but has all the talent to be one of the premier English horses in the country. With that pedigree, you can’t miss!
CRF Brass Lady
(Brass x CB Shining Star+) 2005 Bay Mare Sells with bay colt born 2/22/11 sired by SHF Encore
Full sibling to National Champion Brass Star. Not many Brass daughters out there available with this kind of pedigree.
(Magnum Psyche x G Kallora) 2009 Chestnut Filly
Her sire and dam have produced numerous National winners. She has a great attitude and disposition. MN Breeders eligible.
Fyre In The Skye
(The Chief Justice++/ x Overlook Vanessa) 1995 Bay Mare Bay filly born 2/11/11 sired by Pyro Thyme SA
Sells with foal that is eligible to show in the 2012 MN Breeders Medallion Stallion Auction Yearling Class. Big prize money opportunity!
(Brass x Markeate) 2006 Chestnut Mare Sells with unborn foal by A Noble Cause
Extreme front end with that long stretchy neck like Brass. Very easy to be around and would make a great broodmare.
Minding Ps and Qs
(Hesa Zee+/ x Sarabask) 2002 Grey Mare Sells with unborn foal by HH Maxemus
Numerous National and Scottsdale wins in Reining. If you are looking for an amateur working horse, she is the one for you.
Mytee Aphrodytee EN (HH Maxemus x Love Afire) 2006 Bay Mare
Broke to ride and has reining training.
QUESTIONS? Contact Leah Boyd at 515-520-7604 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Watch for more details at:
(Hesa Zee+/ x Sarabask) 2004 Bay Mare Sells with bay filly born 3/17/11 sired by HH Maxemus
2009 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Reining Futurity Classic. If you’re looking for a reining show horse and broodmare, then she is the one for you.
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s r e n n i W e l a d Scot ts
bred by Prestige ...
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Victim Of LOVe
. .. s n o i t a l u t a Congr
To Scottsdale Winners that were bred or sold by Prestige Farms! ADMIRE THE FIRE (Baske Afire x Admiral’s Lotus Blossom) BASKE AFIREBALL (Baske Afire x Calloways Sweet Caroline) BASKGHAZI (Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi) BL HEIR SUPREME (Afires Heir x Harghaza) COLLECT CALL (VF Premonition x Doubletrees Lady of Intrigue) GLACIER FIRE (Baske Afire x Snowfly) LICENSE TO THRILL PF (Baske Afire x Callaway’s Marguerite) MARKET JITTERS (New Market x Fanci Rose) READ ALL ABOUT IT (Baske Afire x Read My Mind) RUMORR HAS IT (Afire Bey V x Read My Mind) SKYWALKER SMA (Baske Afire x HH Zodiahana) TURBO AFIRE (Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia) VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA)
License To ThriLL PF
sold to Wendy Fisher, Meadowbrook, Pa
read aLL abouT iT
oFFred For saLe
Call for Complete sales list and dVd ... better yet, Come see them in person! offering talented prospects and a select group of bred mares, in foal for 2011. Irwin Schimmel • 360-256-9432 • Cell: 503-367-4997 • P.O. Box 814, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
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Overall Leading Sire Of 2011 Scottsdale Champions
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Capture the action!
Moving up the sire charts fast ... with off the chart percentages
Owned by Maroon Fire Arabians, Dave & Gail Liniger Standing at: Shea Stables, Tim & Marty Shea â€˘ St. Clair, MI
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A TIME TO CELEBRATE
Ever After NA x JA Psilk N Lace by Padrons Psyche
2011 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE CHAMPION YEARLING COLT
2011 Filly (below) Ever After NA x Indianne Psylk, by Padrons Psyche
Ever After NA x Lacey AC, by Legacy of Fame 2011 Colt Owned by Christine & Andy Steffens
*Sir FamesHBV x EntaicyngNA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion MN Medallion Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion â€˘ SCID Clear 28 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE EVERYTHING!
El Chall WR x Psycily, by Padrons Psyche 2011 Colt
We are thrilled to present the first foal crop of El Chall WR!
Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion • SCID Clear
El Chall WR x Promises PSY, by Padrons Psyche 2011 Colt
NORTH ARABIANS 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd., Ramona, CA 92065 Voice 760.789.3208 • Fax 760.789.7979 Breeding Manager Mike McNally Trainer Rodolfo Guzzo Robert North
760.789.3208 619.200.6464 619.992.9832
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wunderbar arabians |
versace x evening intrigue Continuing the Versace Tradition SCID Clear
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National Champion Mare
Island Elegance Couturier x Island Mist •
Owned by Island Arabians
Ed & Laura Friesen • Saskatoon, SK, Canada • phone: 306-220-8157 • email: email@example.com
Photo: Darryl Larson
Couturier x Brooklyn Bey
Scottsdale Signature Champion Western Pleasure Maturity ATR
Couturier x Challisa WA
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Siring beautiful, elegant foals competitive in halter and performance.
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National Res Champion
Cool Hand Luke wa Photo: Mike Ferrara
Half-Arabian by Mariachi WA
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bask afire x brooklyn bey
Famoso wa Mariachi WA x Famess N Parys WA
Scottsdale Signature Champion Three-Year-Old Colts
to Sandro Pinha, Gil Valdez and Rick Gault. A special thanks to our daughter Maegan for doing such a great job in presenting both Sabrina WA and Famoso WA to their wins.
Mariachi WA x CC Rosalya
Scottsdale Champion 3-Yr-Old Geldings Owned by Douglas Archibald
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Scottsdale 2011 Indescribable...Inconceivable...Joy!
Team midwesT ... making memories ... seTTing sTandards
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55 Scottdsale Championships & Reserves 50 Top Ten Awards At the February Scottsdale Show, Championship Sunday was an especially grand occasion for Midwest, marking the culmination of an event that kicked off another record-breaking horse show. Midwest shined––in fact, brighter than ever before–– when one great horse after another earned a series of 38 championships, including both major Supreme Halter Awards that will stay in our memory forever. Midwest’s Scottsdale Show triumphs were a perfect celebration, following three months of preparation, anticipation, and shared effort that led up to this inaugural event of our show year.
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Our winter season––a time for camaraderie in this place we love to gather each year––began when Team Midwest came together at the farm in Scottsdale for a New Year’s Eve celebration on what was one of the most special in memory. On that sunny day, Midwest hosted the ArabHorse Farm Tour Finale, where family, friends and guests enjoyed a preview of spectacular Invitational Sale consignments and an unequaled display of stallion power with an “all hands on deck” presentation of the magnificent stallions of Midwest.
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And the Farm Tour Benefit Auction raised over $30,000 for Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge. A few days later David departed for Punta Del Este, Uruguay, where he showed Brazilian National Champion Stallion *Laman HVP to the 2011 Supreme Stallion Championship for owners Carlos & Chris Roizner of Haras Los Palmares, also the proud owners of the newly crowned Scottsdale Champion Mare French Psylk. Now a glance back . . . At some of the fun that led up to Scottsdale Week In late January, Midwest hosted a private dinner and presentation for the local chapter of the World Presidents Organization (WPO). A most touching moment occurred near the end of the presentation just after Magnum Psyche and LD Pistal displayed a little stallion machismo. When marketing assistant Nate White led Pistal over to a gentleman seated at the edge of the crowd in a wheelchair, the stallion returned at once to his gentle demeanor, quietly munching carrots from the gentlemanâ€™s hands like a puppy eating treats from a child. It was a lovely prelude to the stallionâ€™s enormous victories at the Scottsdale Show just a few weeks later. M a rch 2011 | Midwest 5
Any day is a great day to spend with your family ... especially when that family happens to be the expansive circle of loved ones known affectionately as
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AND at the Show ... The Scottsdale Show opened on Thursday, February 17th. Shortly thereafter the roofline of the Midwest stalls began filling up with Championship Roses! Ten days later, that same roofline was covered with an astonishing testimony to the stellar achievements of the great horses of Team Midwest, their owners, trainers, grooms and handlers. All in all, on display were symbols signifying... 50 Top Ten wins, 17 Reserve Championships and 38 Scottsdale Championships!
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Scottsdale Supreme Halter Champion
Sire of the 2011 Supreme halter Champion # 1 leading Sire of halter and performanCe
His legacy continues ... MagnuM Psyche Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle
for breeding inforMation contact
HARAS MAYED Fernando & Joaquin de Santibanes Buenos Aires, Argentina www.HarasMayed.com
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Stay Tuned ...
Valentino Versace x DA Love
Six-time national Champion for breeding information ContaCt
STONE RIDGE ARABIANS Dan & Maureen Grossman Bloomington, Indiana
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Create a Masterpiece of your own ... Da Vinci fm Versace x Full Moon Astar
UniteD StateS national ReSeRVe champion foR bReeDing infoRmation contact
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois
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A special Thank you to these breeders who have chosen Vitorio for your special mares. tony Bergren - miChigan BoB and JUdy BUrton - florida doUg VerheUl - florida SteVe and Jamie heathCott - texaS JoSeph CheVert - Canada renate hofmann - wiSConSin Brenda Barkley - oklahoma dan dro - indiana gail geSSert - arizona amy monroe - waShington matthiaS araBianS - iowa diane hUddleSton - miSSoUri lee and JaCqUe melChi - miChigan anthony and deniSe marino - alaBama paUl glanS - arizona ed and maUreen horton - tenneSSee ken meSSerli - miSSoUri Brad and Shelly BUtton - iowa Si and Clara BUrS - miChigan andrea wadSworth - California Sandra araBSky - Canada roSS mCdonald - arizona miChalow State StUd farm - poland Janow podlaSki State StUd farm - poland Bialka State StUd farm - poland exotiC araBian farm - aUStria deSert horSe prodUCtionS - BelgiUm marak kondraCzUk - poland gerald kUrtz - poland family dUyVenBode - netherlandS pole leVy - Brazil
Vitorio to DA Valentino x Sol Natique
- Don & Janey Morse United StateS national Champion Canadian national Champion Brazilian national Champion for Breeding information ContaCt
OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
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UnanimoUs Champion Western pleasUre Jth With JoshUa shino
sCottsdale top Five stallion 8 Years & over (3rd) OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
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Brazilian national champion Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal For Breeding inFormation contact
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Supreme Champion purebred halter horSe with david boggS
SCottSdale grand Champion Senior Stallion Champion Stallion 8 YearS & over RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu • Mexico City, Mexico Johnny Downing, U.S. Representative • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Magnum Psyche x Halana for breeding information contact
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UnanimoUs Grand Champion senior mare with david BoGGs
There is nothing quite like the elegance of ... frenCh frenC fren Ch
Echo Magnifficoo x Indianne Psylk
sCottsdale UnanimoUs Champion mare 8 Years & over HARAS LOS PALMARES
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UnanimoUs Grand Champion JUnior Filly with david BoGGs
Goddess oF da vinCi
She kept her promise ...
sCottsdale Champion yearlinG Filly Jan. 1st - april 15th
Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois
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Da Vinci FM
Goddess Of Marwan
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Grand Champion Liberty â€” with a perFeCt sCore oF 150 points
*maddox van ryad braziLian nationaL Champion
Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois
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Contender ... Vegas
World Cup liberty
ioWa Gold Star liberty Champion www.MidwestArabian.com M a rch 2011 | Midwest 35
ReseRve Champion 4-YeaR-old stallion with steve heathCott
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EF Kingston x Angelina DPA
OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
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Contender ... Vegas
World Cup Senior StallionS - 4-YearS-old
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Grand Champion Senior GeldinG with daGmar Gordiano
reServe Champion & reServe Grand Champion 5 & over GeldinG aaoth with terry anne BoGGS Champion & Grand Champion GeldinG Jth with emma BoGGS UnanimoUS Champion Senior GeldinG DAVID & TERRY ANNE BOGGS Rogers, Minnesota
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Contender ... Vegas
World Cup Halter GeldinGs
Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse
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UnanimoUs Champion 6 & 7-Year-old mare with david Boggs
taleed el qardaBiYah
Magnum Psyche x Jamaara FA
2010 Canadian national Champion mare expeCting a foal BY da valentino
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Owned by MMe Israa Waleed GIuMa Ben ZaIed
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Champion 3-Year-old FillY with david Boggs
Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica
HARAS MAYED Fernando & Joaquin de Santibanes Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Contender ... Vegas
World Cup Junior Mares With david Boggs
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Scottsdale UnanimoUs Champion Yearling FillY (Jr.) with DaviD Boggs
DA Valentino x Hafati Julianna
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RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu • Mexico City, Mexico Johnny Downing, U.S. Representative • email@example.com
Contender ... Vegas
worlD CUp Yearling Fillies with DaviD Boggs
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ReseRve Champion YeaRling Colt (sR.) with
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THE HEREAFTER GROUP Chiquinho Rego â€˘ Sao Paulo, Brazil firstname.lastname@example.org
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Champion Signature Stallion Yearling FillY ath with aJ marino
DA Valentino x Kharmel BR MARINO ARABIANS
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UnanimoUs sUpreme Champion half-arabian halter horse with GreG hazlewood
shes still Jammin
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Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS
RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu • Mexico City, Mexico Johnny Downing, U.S. Representative • email@example.com
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Grand Champion Senior half-arabian StoCk/hunter mare with david boGGS
Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy
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Grand Champion Junior half-arabian Saddle/pleaSure Colt with alCideS rodriGueS
he be a badazz
JRA Azul x She Be Noble
unanimouS Champion half-arabian Saddle/pleaSure YearlinG Colt with alCideS rodriGueS
JRA Azul x She Be Noble
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Grand Champion mare JTh wiTh emma BoGGs
anna marie Bhf
Sahara DaVinci Da Vinci FM x Anna Marie BHF
Unanimous Champion Colt of the Interestadual Show
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OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois MARINO ARABIANS
Anthony, A.J., Brittany & Denise Marino Birmingham, Alabama
Contender ... Vegas
World Cup Halter Mares
Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah
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ReseRve Champion signatuRe stallion auCtion YeaRling FillY aoth with pam BaueRlein
Bey Ambition x HL Infactuation
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HALBROOK ARABIANS Pam Halbrook & Pam Bauerlein Tucson, Arizona
Contender ... Vegas
woRld Cup JunioR maRes oF 2008
Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique
iowa gold staR Champion two-YeaR-old FillY HALBROOK ARABIANS Pam Halbrook & Pam Bauerlein Tucson, Arizona
availaBle FoR puRChase ContaCt midwest Will be bred to Trussardi and WH Justice
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Top Ten SignaTure STallion 2-Year-old ColT
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DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds
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One Can Imagine ...
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Contender ... Vegas Justimagine Joy WH Justice x MVA Thee Love Affair
for breeding information contact
JOY HORSES Bernard & Ann Joye Belgium
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Champion Signature Stallion 3-Year-old gelding ath with JaSon taCkett
Champion 3 & under gelding Jth with emma BoggS top FiVe 3 Year old gelding
Contender ... Vegas
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DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds
world Cup 3-Year-old geldingS ath LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota
Top Ten SignaTure STallion Yearling FillY wiTh JaSon TackeTT
princeSS STivalia ld Contender ... Vegas world cup Yearling FillieS wiTh JaSon TackeTT
Stival x Queen Adiamonds
LES & DIANE VAN DYKE Chandler, Minnesota
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Contender ... Vegas
World Cup 3-Year-old Mares
region 13 ChaMpion arabian tWo-Year-old FillY Fausto CRH x Cerenephantasy
In foal to three-time National Champion Vitorio TO.
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OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
top ten 3-Year-o old Colt with alCides rodrigues
OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
Fausto CRH x Twistafate JB
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ReseRve Champion 4-YeaR-o old GeldinG with alCides RodRiGues 4th in junioR hoRse hunteR GeldinGs with natalie jones top ten in jtR hunteR 14-17 with josh shino
Fausto CRH x Crystal Bey TGS
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OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
ReseRve GRand Champion half-aRabian stoCk/hunteR maRe aaoth with JaneY moRse
Fausto CRH x SH Sebella
Champion half-aRabian stoCk/hunteR 2-YeaR-old fillY aaoth iowa Gold staR ReseRve Champion half-aRabian auCtion fillY OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
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reServe Grand Champion Junior half-arabian StoCk/hunter fillY with alCideS rodriGueS
im adiva too ora
Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS
Champion half-arabian StoCk/hunter 2-Year-old fillY
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OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
GRand Champion half-a aRabian saddle/pleasuRe maRe aoth with Jim bedeke edekeR R
ebony by valentino
DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out
Champion half-aRabian saddle/pleasuRe 2-yeaR-old filly aaoth Champion & GRand Champion JunioR half-aRabian saddle/pleasuRe filly Jth with emma boGGs GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois
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ReseRve Champion signatuRe stallion 3-Yea eaR-o old Fill illY ath
sYmphonY oF love Champion 3 & undeR FillY Jth with emma Boggs
El Nabila B x HED Caramba
Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
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GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois
ReseRve gRand Champion JunioR gelding with BRuno guiRaldelli
Champion YeaRling gelding OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse Freeport, Illinois
Vegas DPA x HP Martina
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Thanks for the ride
March 25, 1985-January 22, 2011
Angel In Disguise
As I gaze into the rolling hills of the horizon, My eyes rest upon A sight more beautiful than words can say. His flowing blonde mane shining in the sun Like the reflection of flawless diamonds. As I call to him, His bold muscles ripple while he gallops toward me. His un-oiled joints and swayed back Forsake his energetic mind. It is then I witness his young spirit but aging physique. He is my angel in disguise. The healer of my broken heart Unto which I owe my life. Always there to catch my falling tears of loneliness. He arrives and I wrap my arms around his slender neck, Never wanting to let go. He is so gentle With his unending support And honest, unconditional love. I tilt my head and peer into His faithful brown eyes, Almost able to envision his kind soul. My mind wanders through our memories together. The shows and long trips, The freedom, The tough lessons and hard falls. He is a true teacher of talent and inspirational devotion To life’s one true passion.
~ Chelsey Strand
Written February, 2009
So long dear friend. Thanks for the memories ... you will live forever in our hearts! ~The Strand Family 2009
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“To receive this award is an honor. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people that felt I was deserving of this award. Unfortunately, I was not able to be there to accept it. The same thing happened the last time I received this award in 2002 due to my son’s birth. Even though this is an individual award, I feel that this is an award for the entire farm because it takes the whole team effort for us to be successful. Thank You” Tommy
RESSTITUTION Besson Carol x Ekkatarina, by Neposzar 2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity with Tommy Garland
DANCIN TO VICTORY
RSD Dark Victory x Talons Pride, by Xtalon 2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland
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Garlands • Tommy & Dawn Garland • Greg Peak 915 Dorset Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139 • 804.598.3657 www.TommyGarland.com
Justify x BK Tamina, by Armani FC
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity with Tommy Garland Proudly owned by Kim Isringhausen.
2011 U.S. NATIONAL FUTURITIES “Thank you to Tommy and the gang at Garlands for the amazing job they did starting Opus. To think he won’t be a true 3-year-old until June is amazing. Thank you for the great care and consideration you have given him on his
very first show. This is just the beginning of what looks to be an award winning ‘vintage!’“ ~ Kim
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DA Valentino by mary Kirkman it used to be that on a February morning, maureen aureen and Dan Grossman of bloomington, ind., enjoyed nothing more than to sit in the sun at scottsdale, watching the halter classes and talking horses with the people in the seats around them. As of 2011, however, the chatting routine was history. now ow they focus on a class, watch the awards presentation (and usually cheer), check the program, and run to another class. The sons and daughters of their stallion DA Valentino are entered throughout the program, and the Grossmans don’t want to miss a minute of it. Just the thought that the Valentinos will be entering the performance ranks in the next few years draws a smile; they’re going to have to take vitamins to keep up with it all. “He’s taken us on journeys we never, ever dreamed we’d go on,” reflects Dan Grossman. That is a big statement from the man who once owned bey shah. “He’s one of the most decorated show horses in the history of the Arabian breed and now he’s going on to be a sire of renown.” How much renown? “He’s getting into the class of a magnum and marwan,” Grossman responds forthrightly. “i know those are big names to throw out, but look at the facts. And he just turned 8. The things that he’s doing and the wonderful babies that he’s creating already are kind of mind-boggling.” The show results so far indicate that DA Valentino’s potential is staggering. He began breeding a full book only in 2007, so it was 2009 before Valentino foals in any numbers hit the ring as yearlings. From the beginning, the statistics have been impressive. At scottsdale that year, Valentino babies were named Junior Champion
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scottsdale signature Champion 2-Year-old Colt, Filly, s and scottsdale signature stallion Auction Champion Yearling Filly, and several added class firsts and top tens. importantly, the DA Valentino contenders inaugurated a trend that has carried on ever since: more than one of them, and sometimes as many as three, populated the top ten in a given class. That record accelerated the following year, when 2-year-old onitnelav was scottsdale Junior Champion Colt, with another Valentino son, the Yearling Champion Cavalli, reserve. This year, onitnelav was back to nab the title for 3-year-old colts, backed up by another DA Valentino youngster, Valerio, in the top ten. (Cavalli, meanwhile, won in his division of 2-year-olds.) And baciano nailed a win in 3- and 4-Year-old Colts for amateurs. meanwhile, 4-Yearin the filly division, the 2-year-old Always Valentine mi accompanied Andy sellman to the title of Junior Filly reserve Champion, while Kharisma m was the Yearling Champion Filly in the amateur division, with A.J. marino on the lead. oFW Ana won her group of Yearling Fillies, and ebony by Valentino accounted for an astonishing five wins and one reserve in Half-Arabian competition for junior exhibitors. There were, of course, the usual crowd of reserves and top tens, and as before, some classes where a DA Valentino won over a top ten that included a couple of his or her relatives. All totaled, the stallion’s offspring won 13 first place or championship awards, five second or reserve titles, and 17 top tens. The scottsdale results reveal critical factors about DA Valentino. one is that the quality which is apparent in his youngsters is not limited to a select few; the titles are
DA VAlentino across the board, reflecting all ages and all three genders. another is that his temperament is a reliable aspect of his genetic contribution, as many of his foals even at young ages adapt willingly to amateur handling. “Temperament is very important to us,” Maureen Grossman observes. “We like to love and hug and be with our horses, and he’s very peopleoriented. The foals are extremely smart and gentle; I would say they are very knowing of what you want of them and enjoy doing it. his oldest are now 5, and when you add that wonderful attitude to his physical ability, that’s why we’re looking forward to seeing them in performance.” Perhaps what is most amazing is that the Grossmans do not screen or filter mares nominated to be bred to Da Valentino. “We allow the mare owner to make that decision,” Dan says. “Obviously, it doesn’t work 100 percent of the time, where every horse that comes out is over the top, but he certainly has an extremely high percentage of excellent horses.” The key to Da Valentino’s record as a sire and his potential for the future is his pedigree, Grossman continues. The line-up of proven names in every generation is indicative of the depth that their stallion has to offer. Versace, Fame VF, Padrons Psyche, Bey Shah, *Padron, Echo Magnifficoo and *El Shaklan crowd the immediate family tree, with equally stellar names farther
back, representing both halter and performance. The complementing damlines are strong as well. a sampling of opinions from horsemen who had winning Da Valentino get at Scottsdale this year reveals widespread approval of the stallion’s quality. William E. Jackson Jr., who bred and owns the Valentino son Onitnelav, studied the pedigrees carefully before booking the stallion for his mare, royal Ghazallah, a Marwan al Shaqab daughter who is linebred to the Egyptian sire anaza El Farid. “Da Valentino’s very complete; I can’t really fault him,” he says. “One thing unique about him is his unusual neck. his neck sets in on his shoulders perfectly and comes out of the withers at an angle to form the perfect silhouette at the stand-up position. also, the length of his neck and bend and extension at the poll is such a sought-after quality by breeders. That is what I guess you would say is perfect—and the elegance that he exudes. Onitnelav is such an elegant and dramatic horse; he has extreme features, and his bone structure is extreme. We named him ‘Valentino’ spelled backwards because when he was born, he looked so much like his sire to us that we thought he might be a mirror image.” Onitnelav also inherited his sire’s personality, Jackson adds. a very friendly horse, he is also confident and charismatic, with a commanding presence that is unmistakable in the show ring.
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Dan & Maureen Grossman of Stone Ridge Arabians and David Boggs with DA Valentino.
“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.”
Jackson acknowledges that winning is nice—and he’s enjoyed quite a bit of that with onitnelav—but that’s not his primary focus. “onitnelav was bred to be a breeding horse, and if you’re breeding horses that you know are true to type and that you love, sometimes winning is secondary. i don’t judge success by winning so much as by the horse itself and what it represents. We are looking for a horse that is as close to perfect as we can get.” Trainer Andy sellman is also enthusiastic. “i am honored to have five DA Valentino offspring in my care and i love them,” he says. “They bring joy to my life and ribbons to my stalls!” His latest star is the Australian import Always Valentine mi. “she was bred and raised by my close friends Greg, Julie, and Jane Farrell of mulawa stud,” he says. “she came to the states in september and showed in scottsdale as the youngest of the Junior 2-Year-old Fillies (born in october), and was awarded the winner of her class. she then went on to be reserve Champion Junior Filly of the show. she did all of it with tremendous dignity and style, and i was thrilled to accompany her through it.” “He is one of the most perfect Arabian horses of all time,” said David boggs, who showed the stallion, in a 2010 interview. it was boggs who first proposed that Dan and maureen Grossman purchase DA Valentino in 2004.
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Walter mishek, who brought DA Valentino to boggs’ notice early on, sees the bigger picture. “As owners, Dan and maureen Grossman helped create the stature of bey shah,” he says. “now, they have once again created a legend for the Arabian breed with the incomparable DA Valentino. As a show horse, he was record-setting. more importantly, he has proven himself to be a sire of historic importance. The Grossmans’ tradition of excellence continues. They are making a worldwide contribution to our Arabian breed for now and generations to come.” For Dan and maureen Grossman, DA Valentino is special not only for himself as an individual, but also because they did not acquire him when he had already launched a formidable breeding career. When they accepted boggs’ recommendation of him, he was just a yearling, and like many youngsters, he went through a growthy stage, where their faith in him waited to be justified. That he answered the call beyond their comprehension continues to amaze them. “sometimes the Valentino foals go through a period like that,” maureen comments for the benefit of owners of Valentino foals. “Then all the sudden, just like he did, they blossom as 3- and 4-year-olds. We hear a lot of ‘holy cow, look at that!’” “it’s been quite a ride we’ve been on with DA Valentino,” Dan observes. “We got lucky.” He does not discount their acuity in buying the stallion, or the expert handling that the horse has received—but he and maureen have few illusions. They’ve been in Arabians for a long time. “With horses, there is always a certain element of luck, and we found it in DA Valentino. We found a great horse.” n
(Enzo x Sue Bees Honey) 2011 Unanimous Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse with JT Keller
Bred and Owned by:
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Congratulations to the owners who showed their talented horses sired by the stallions of Jade Creek!
2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity winners!
WGA Kaballero with Jody Strand Owned by Bill & Tracy Buglass
Benedito Bey SMA with Ali Brady Owned by Nan & Dick Walden
Jackson Jamaal SA with Arturo Saldana Owned by Eryn & Pamm McCauley
Jady JCA (above) Top Five in BOTH the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter & Western Pl Maturities. Owned by Jade Creek Arabians HS Jakes Jewell (left) Reserve Champion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pl Futurity Owned by High Star Farms, LLC
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Special thanks to Cynthia Burkman and Ali Brady for the tremendous job they have done with our horses!
Congratulations to winners sired by Brandon Bey JCA! Benedito Bey SMA Top Five Signature Stallion Western Pl Futurity
www.jadecreek.com Brando JCA Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Hunter Pleasure Maturity with Kayli Fortun Owned by Jade Creek Arabians
Brando JCA Champion Signature Stallion Hunter Pl Maturity Top Ten Signature Stallion Western Pl Maturity WGA Kaballero Top Five Signature Stallion Western Pl Futurity Mancini Bey SMF Top Five Western Pleasure Junior Horse, Stallion Brandi JCA Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse, Mare Top Ten Signature Stallion Hunter Pl Maturity David B JCA Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Brioni Bey JCA Top Five Western Pleasure Junior Horse, Gelding Guinness Top Ten Hunter Pleasure, Stallions
Winners sired by Jake Jamaal JCA! Jackson Jamaal Top Five Signature Stallion Western Pl Futurity Top Ten Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Vargas JCA Top Ten Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Neiman JCA Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Side Saddle Jady JCA Top Five Signature Stallion Western Pl Maturity Top Five Signature Stallion Hunter Pl Maturity Jakes Lil Secret Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pl Junior Horse
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HS Jakes Jewel Reserve Champion Signature Stallion Hunter Pl Futurity Champion Sport Horse In Hand Mare Top Ten Hunter Pleasure AOTR 55 & Over Fellada JCA Reserve Champion 5 Years & Over Mares AAOTH Top Ten 5-Year-Old Mares
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Glory Got Game (Heir To Glory x Savirene B) 2011 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Show Hack Lori and Peter Conway • email@example.com • Cell 507-202-4440 • Home 507-867-2981 Tom Theisen, Trainer • cell 404-304-9955 • firstname.lastname@example.org 120 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
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Arabians From Around The World Sparkle In
Scottsdale Story by Colleen SCott
Photos by SChatzberg/oSteen
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There was a champion mare from Uruguay and a reserve champion filly from Australia, a champion stallion from Mexico and a reserve champion bred in Spain and now owned by a Saudi prince—and those were just a few of the entries in the 56th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show’s new selection of international halter events. The theme was “Arabians From Around The World,” and in February 2011, that meant that there was more excitement than ever in the Valley of the Sun. Not only did the horses represent an international contingency, but so, too, did the spectators, with thousands thronging to the show grounds from the far reaches of the globe. This year’s show boasted a record gate attendance during the week (rain kept some away on the weekends), all there to see the 2,262 horses shown. The show offered 8,565 class entries in more than 785 competitions. As always, these classes represented the true versatility of the Arabian horse, with everything from driving and dressage to reined cow horse and in-hand classes. Highlights of the Scottsdale experience are too many to mention here, and will be featured in next month’s
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continuing coverage. Along with our report on the new international classes, we’ll give you more on the show’s other winners. We’ll chat with some of the high-point award recipients, hear comments from the judges and the show’s organizers, check out the Arabian English Performance Association winners and meet the successful team of the Celebrity Slide competition. Plus, we’ll check out the Signature Stallion Auction, with its new look, and review the parties and presentations that are such a part of this annual pilgrimage for Arabian horse enthusiasts. And there will be more, including the winners of the annual Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards. The Scottsdale Show is famous for having something for everyone, and in April, so will Arabian Horse Times in its account of all of the action.
For photos of this year’s winners, see the following pages and watch for your April issue to learn even more about the show. If you missed Scottsdale this year, start planning now for next year. Mark your calendars for February 16-26, 2012.
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International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Champion Stallion TF ROYAL SHAHBAZ (Falcon BHF x TH Maya Naufali), shown by Gregory Gallún for owner Curtis Westley.
International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Reserve Champion Stallion SHAKIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Om El Shadina), shown by co-owner Michael Byatt for co-owner Taylor Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 6 Years & Older Stallion SHAKIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Om El Shadina), shown by co-owner Michael Byatt for co-owner Taylor Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 3-, 4- & 5-Year-Old Stallion TF ROYAL SHAHBAZ (Falcon BHF x TH Maya Naufali), shown by Gregory Gallún for owner Curtis Westley.
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International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Champion Colt OM EL SANADEED (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Jinaah), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Om El Arab International.
International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Reserve Champion Colt FREEDOM PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Unforgettable), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Colt FREEDOM PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Unforgettable), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place Yearling Colt OM EL SANADEED (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Jinaah), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Om El Arab International.
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International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Champion Mare ABHA RAIPUR (El Perfecto x Abha Zenobia), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.
International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Reserve Champion Mare GLORIA APAL (Psytadel US x SA Misha Apal), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner DST Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 6 Years & Older Mare GLORIA APAL (Psytadel US x SA Misha Apal), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner DST Arabians.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 3-, 4- & 5-Year-Old Mare ABHA RAIPUR (El Perfecto x Abha Zenobia), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.
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International Arabian Breeders Junior Champion Filly A-MALAYSIA (A Jakarta x Estee Lauder), shown by Greg Knowles for owners Tara Boresek, Carolyn Burdick and Jane Lowell.
International Arabian Breeders Junior Reserve Champion Filly NADA AL SHAHANIA (Besson Carol x MFA Annies Song), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Filly A-MALAYSIA (A Jakarta x Estee Lauder), shown by Greg Knowles for owners Tara Boresek, Carolyn Burdick and Jane Lowell.
International Arabian Breeders Classic 1st Place Yearling Filly SS ENDORAH (Enzo x Monica), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Ponderosa Arabians, Inc.
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Scottsdale Arabian Classic Supreme Champion LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Cantu.
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Arabian Classic Senior Champion Stallion LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Cantu.
Arabian Classic Senior Reserve Champion Stallion ABHA QATAR (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjkalba), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
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Arabian Classic 1st Place 8 Years & Older Stallion LD PISTAL (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Cantu.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 6- & 7-Year-Old Stallion EVG GENTRY (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele), shown by Rob Bick for owners James Frank and Sara Chisholm.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 5-Year-Old Stallion BEY AMBITION (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady), shown by Claudinei Machado for owners Murray and Shirley Popplewell.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 4-Year-Old Stallion ABHA QATAR (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjkalba), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 3-Year-Old Colt ONITNELAV (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah), shown by Michael Byatt for owner William Jackson Jr.
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Arabian Classic Senior Champion Stallion AAOTH GR MARVEL (Marwan Al Shaqab x LC Ferrarity), shown by owner Diane Allen.
Arabian Classic Junior Champion Colt BARZAN AL SHAHANIA (Stival x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Al Shahania Stud.
Arabian Classic Junior Reserve Champion Colt MAHARANI HDM (Marajj x Miss Yahsminah Elamal), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Colt Of Jan 1-Apr 15 FACONNABLE (Marwan Al Shaqab x Francescaa), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mystica Arabians.
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Arabian Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Colt Of Apr 16-Dec 31 CAVALLI (DA Valentino x Aspyn), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Arabian Classic 1st Place Yearling Colt Of Jan 1-Apr 15 MAHARANI HDM (Marajj x Miss Yahsminah Elamal), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
Arabian Classic 1st Place Yearling Colt Of Apr 16-Jul 31 BARZAN AL SHAHANIA (Stival x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Al Shahania Stud.
Arabian Classic Junior Champion Colt AAOTH RD HABANERO (Bey Ambition x NW Siena Psyche), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.
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Arabian Classic Senior Champion Mare FRENCH PSYLK (Echo Magnifficoo x Indianne Psylk), shown by David Boggs for owner Carlos Roizner.
Arabian Classic Senior Reserve Champion Mare PA MISS NOON TYME (PA Hi-Noon x Miss Pryme Tyme), shown by Benjamin Bogart for owner John Nord.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 8 Years & Older Mare FRENCH PSYLK (Echo Magnifficoo x Indianne Psylk), shown by David Boggs for owner Carlos Roizner.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 6- & 7- Year-Old Mare TALEED EL QARDABIYAH (Magnum Psyche x Jamaala FA), shown by David Boggs for owner Mrs. Israa Waleed Giuma Ben Zaied. 136 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Classic 1st Place 5-Year-Old Mare PA MISS NOON TYME (PA Hi-Noon x Miss Pryme Tyme), shown by Benjamin Bogart for owner John Nord.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 4-Year-Old Mare MISS EL POWER JQ (Power World JQ x Elkada Sahibi), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 3-Year-Old Filly JJ LA BARONESA (Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica), shown by David Boggs for owner Mayed SA.
Arabian Classic Senior Champion Mare AAOTH RD MIRELLA (Baywatch V x Alanna), shown by Zachary Peacemaker for owner Sam Peacemaker.
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Arabian Classic Junior Champion Filly GODDESS OF DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.
Arabian Classic Junior Reserve Champion Filly ALWAYS VALENTINE MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mulawa Arabian Stud Pty. Ltd.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Filly Of Apr 16-Dec 31 ALWAYS VALENTINE MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mulawa Arabian Stud Pty. Ltd.
Arabian Classic 1st Place 2-Year-Old Filly Of Jan 1-Apr 15 KHARALISA BPA (Khadraj NA x Rhapsody In Gold), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owners Carlos and Christiane Roizner. 138 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Classic 1st Place Yearling Filly Of Jan 1-Apr 15 GODDESS OF DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.
Arabian Classic 1st Place Yearling Filly Of Apr 16-Jul 31 OFW ANA (DA Valentino x Hafati Julianna), shown by David Boggs for owner Felix Cantu.
Arabian Classic Junior Champion Filly AAOTH PORSHA DMA (Nations Psy x KM Shania), shown by owner Karen Cowderoy.
Arabian Classic Champion Filly/Mare JTH ANNA MARIE BHF (Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah), shown by Emma Boggs for owners A C Marino & A C Marino Jr. and Oak Ridge Arabians.
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Arabian Classic Senior Champion Gelding DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner David and Terry Anne Boggs.
Arabian Classic Champion Gelding AAOTH TM TENACIOUS (Audacious PS x Magnifficoos Gold), shown by owner Janene Boggs.
Platinum Performance $5,000 Arabian Liberty Champion MADDOX VAN RYAD (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Sally Bedeker.
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Arabian Classic Junior Champion Gelding PARAMOUNT JA (Enzo x Psyanne), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Jubilee Arabians.
Arabian Classic Champion Gelding JTH DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by Emma Boggs for owners David and Terry Boggs.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 3-Year-Old Colt ATH FAMOSO WA (Mariachi WA x Famess N Parys WA), shown by Maegan Friesen for owners Ed and Laura Friesen.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Colt ATH BACIANO (DA Valentino x NBW Angels Kiss), shown by J D Smith for owner Lavonne Smith.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Colt ATH FREEDOM PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Unforgettable), shown by Dean Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt ATH VOLTAIRE FM (Da Vinci FM x HL Infactuation), shown by Amber Stonehouse for owner Cathy Wright.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Yearling Colt ATH EXSTAZY NA (Ever After NA x JA Psilk N Lace), shown by Michael Bills for owner Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
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Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Champion Yearling Colt/ Gelding AOTH OM EL SANADEED (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Jinaah), shown by Janina Merz for owner Om El Arab International.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding AOTH RA ANOS AGAVE (Ever After NA x Mermaid FHP), shown by owner Michael Bills.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 3-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 3-Year-Old Filly ATH SYMPHONY OF LOVE (El Nabila B x HED Caramba), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Sally Bedeker.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Filly ATH RA PRINCESS JAMMAL (Pershahn El Jamaal x Maggie Mae PGA), shown by Natalia Nieves for owners Cindy McGown and Mark Davis.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Filly ATH OLYMPIAA (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Sally Bedeker.
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Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Yearling Filly ATH KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Yearling Filly ATH LOLA DONA (Magnum Psyche x Lumiars Love Song), shown by Cammie Coker for owners William and Catherine Bensyl.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Champion Yearling Filly AOTH LA BELLA VERSACE FR (Versace x SA Shareyd), shown by owner Laura Koch.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Filly AOTH RD ALOTTA AMBITION (Bey Ambition x HL Infactuation), shown by Pamela Bauerlein for owner Pamela Halbrook.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding ATH VALENTE LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), shown by Jason Tackett for owners Les and Diane Van Dyke.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding ATH RA KOHINOOR (Sir Fames HBV x Khasmir), shown by Paul Glans for owner Randy Redd. m A rcH 2011 | 143
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH PARAMOUNT JA (Enzo x Psyanne), shown by Philip Delpozzo for owner Jubilee Arabians.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding ATH MANNHATTAN (Hey Hallelujah x Maggdalina), shown by Chloe Holmes for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Champion XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), ridden by Shan Wilson for owner Britomar Ltd.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion ROL LADY VICTORIA (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay), ridden by Melissa Holt for owner R O Lervick Arabians.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion LOTS OF FIRE CRF (DS Major Afire x G Kallora), ridden by owner Elizabeth Moore.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion English Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion KD EXPRESSION HEIR (IXL Noble Express x Eliza LA), ridden by owner Bridget Atwood.
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Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity Champion ENZIA FMA (Enzo x Sue Bees Honey), ridden by J T Keller for owners John and Cynthia Moore.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion ARIA OPUS ONE (Justify x BK Tamina), ridden by Thomas Garland for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion SABRINA WA (Couturier x Brooklyn Bey), ridden by Maegan Friesen for owners Ed and Laura Friesen.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Western Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion EUPPHORIA (Pprovidence x DA Hope), ridden by Jamie Leonardini Gotelli for owner Margaret Vanden Broek.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion JULLYANNA (Jullyen El Jamaal x Adelaida V), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Lisa Ethell.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion HS JAKES JEWELL (Jake Jamaal JCA x Kouray), ridden by Vickey Bowman for owner High Star Farms LLC. m A rcH 2011 | 145
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Maturity ATR Champion BRANDO JCA (Brandon Bey JCA x Fallada), ridden by Kayli Fortun for owner Jade Creek Arabians.
Scottsdale Signature Stallion Hunter Pleasure Maturity ATR Reserve Champion AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ridden by Jill Ruhkamp for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.
Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Futurity Champion CP SHENANIGAN (Anza Padron x CP Dance Card), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Katherine Kirby.
Arabian Performance Association Saddle Seat Pleasure Futurity Reserve Champion AFIRES HEIR APPARENT (Afires Heir x AF Ellenai), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Joseph Kinnarney.
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Arabian English Pleasure Champion GUNS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion NABASKEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Nabaaska), ridden by Lori Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BL HEIR SUPREME (Afires Heir x Harghaza), ridden by Christine Johnston for owners Trisha and Olivia Phelan.
Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Champion RIPTIDE VA (Triften x Ramona V), ridden by Angela Accurso for owners Kimberly and Anthony Accurso.
Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), ridden by Jessica Medved for owners Mike and Shannon Beethe. m A rcH 2011 | 147
Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion RASCAL THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Chance To Dazzle), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion RASCAL THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Chance To Dazzle), ridden by Martha McCollough for owner 5 G & M Ltd. Partnership. 148 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion RUMORR HAS IT (Afire Bey V x Read My Mind), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Hart Farms LLC.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion DA AVANT GUARDIAN (Millennium LOA x DA Dutchess), ridden by owner Jennifer Quintus.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion SPIRIT AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), ridden by Alexa Cohn for owner I ASK LLC.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS PA (Bucharest V x Autumn Tapestry), ridden by owner Sally Wheeler Maier.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion CA PHLASH DANCE (JDM Rain Dance x RCR Notorious), ridden by owner Megan Monette.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion RUMORR HAS IT (Afire Bey V x Read My Mind), ridden by Jessica Hart for owner Hart Farms LLC.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion RAVEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x HL Raisa), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 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 MISTER MAMAGE CW (Mamage x Liraberry V), ridden by Chloe Holmes for owner Dremul Enterprises, Inc.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion TJP MAXIMILIAN X (Millennium LOA x Merci Me), ridden by owner Sarah Jayne Johnson. m A rcH 2011 | 149
Arabian Park Horse Champion MC FIRE CHIEF (MC Chief Topaz x MC Jerabaska), ridden by owner Greg McLaughlin.
Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion ZORALADDINN (Zortann x Exceladdence), ridden by Jenna Ball for owners Mark and Valeria Sylla.
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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), ridden by Madison Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
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Arabian Western Pleasure Champion HR EL KAREEM (BA Bey Elation x Bur Kareen), ridden by J T Keller for owners Lori and Chelsea Cantero.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion SUNSATIONAL KID (Sundance Kid V x Mane Street), ridden by owner Joe Frizzell. 152 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MD DYNASTY OF FAME (Starof Fame V x Anas Star Fire), ridden by Stanley White III for owners Hal and Margot Weber.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion KORNWALL (Monogramm x Kawalkada), ridden by co-owner Susan Copeland for co-owner J. Keeler.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion KOWETA PHOENIX (AM Gypsy Village x Annillusion), ridden by owner Rebecca Fulkerson.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion RDA MIDNIGHT BLUE (Sundance Kid V x RDA Pfancy), ridden by owner Dianne Wren.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion PSYNSATIONAL PSY (Magnum Psyche x Fa Jada), ridden by owner Jill Ann Mohr.
Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion UPTOWNS IMAGE (LM Boardwalk x BA Simone), ridden by AJ Ronyak for owner Pat Ronyak.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion TRJ VERSACE GUY (Versace x HC Magnifico Miss), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Ross McDonald.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion AK CANZONET (Sensation Al Z x JV Sonnett), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion FAUSTO CRH (Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantel), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion HMR MUST BE AFLAME (Must Be Afire x Gwynsciena), ridden by Mia Kerr for owners Timothy and Kathryn Bolinger.
Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion DAPPAR COWBOY (Cable Cowboy x Daparta), ridden by Baleigh Faith Buchanan for owner Vickey Bowman. m A rcH 2011 | 153
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion VALOR LR (Alada Baskin x KJ Déjà Vu), ridden by Richard Doran for owner Kimberly Burch.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion JOH CASSIS (Bastgne x PS Camille), ridden by owner Thomas Hansen. 154 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SECONDHAND SMOKE NNW (Sundance Kid V x Tenacite), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner North By Northwest LLC.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion KHALID KID (Allionce x Aristo Kaprys), ridden by Katie Russell for owner The Russell Family Trust.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 and AATR 18-39 Champion VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), ridden by owner Hillary Hoffman.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion DAVID B JCA (Brandon Bey JCA x Von Herte Only One), ridden by Loren Hart for owners Ann and Tony Pejsa.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion EASTER LILLIE (Psytation EA x Padronzza), ridden by Suzette Kormos for owner Danielle Chuchran.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion AMERICAN IDOL (Versace x Bey Fireeshah), ridden by owner Brianna Williams.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MALIEKA (Palissandre x Andraja), ridden by owner Hannah Feldman.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion VALOR LR (Alada Baskin x KJ Déjà Vu), ridden by Mia Doran for owner Kimberly Burch.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), ridden by owner Falan Alpert. m A rcH 2011 | 155
Arabian Jumper Open Stake and ATR Stake Champion BELESEMO CLASSIC (Belesemo Magic x Triad Silvertess), ridden by Aurora Gardner for owners Sherry Gardner and Nancy Mundell.
Arabian English Show Hack Champion A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), ridden by Tish Kondas for owners Jeanne, Anna and Colleen Boylan.
Arabian English Show Hack AATR Champion BP KLASSIQUE BEY (Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey), ridden by owner Terry Anne Boggs.
Arabian English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bay), ridden by owner Hannah Noelle Bell.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), ridden by Susan Shea for owner Megan Mackay. 156 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion MARKET JITTERS (New Market x Fanci Rose), ridden by owner Claudia Mitchell.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 17 & Under Champion JOHNNIE QUEST (AA Apollo Bey x SMS Forever Bay), ridden by owner Hannah Noelle Bell.
Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion AFIRES ROYALTY (Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda), driven by Larry Hoffman for owner Richard Pope.
Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion DA AVALON (Apollopalooza x Ariaelle), driven by Larry Hoffman for owners Hannah, Richard and Laura Beall.
Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion READ ALL ABOUT IT (Baske Afire x Read My Mind), driven by Irwin Schimmel for owner Prestige Farms LLC.
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Arabian Reining Horse Open Bitted Champion IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Audrey Zinke.
Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion HF GENERAL GRANT (Sonseray x Pakhana), ridden by Velvet Hiser for owner Wesley Hiser.
Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-17 Champion IMARI MA (Pepi PASB x Maliera), ridden by owner Amara Spizzirri. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 18-44 Champion VLQ FRIENDLY FIRE (Forelocks Petja x Polka Jane), ridden by owner Allison Mostowich.
Arabian Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion TWC HOTSTUFF (D A Napitov x BF Olivia), ridden by Olivia Pakula for owner Storybook Stables, Inc.
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Arabian Reining Futurity Classic At Scottsdale Champion TA MOZART (Kordelas x Marieta), ridden by John Oâ€™Hara for owner Kimberly Tillman.
Arabian Reined Cow Horse Open Champion ZEE TUFFY (Zee Impressive x Zee Princess), ridden by Mike McDaniel for owner Kenna West.
Arabian Working Cow Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion SALTY JOHN (GS Khochise x Shezn Uptown Girl), ridden by Kim Witty for owners Jim and Marilyn Hodgson.
Arabian Working Cow Horse ATR Champion TRADDITION (*SR Nadom x Nafire), ridden by owner Stephen Grove.
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Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Supreme Champion SHES STILL JAMMIN (Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Greg Hazlewood for owner Oak Ridge Arabians. 160 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
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HA/AA Classic Saddle/Pleasure Senior Champion Mare GOLD MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Stonewalls Golden Treasure), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Milagro Arabians.
HA/AA Classic Saddle/Pleasure Junior Champion Filly SHES STILL JAMMIN (Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Greg Hazlewood for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
HA/AA Classic Saddle/Pleasure Champion Mare AAOTH EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by Jim Bedeker for owner Sally Bedeker. 162 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Senior Champion Mare MM MAGNUM BUTTERFLY (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Junior Champion Filly BLUE BAYOU J (Khadraj NA x Blue Moon J), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Lawrence Jerome.
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Champion Mare AAOTH IMAGINE FAME (The Color Of Fame x Sunhi Ddanncer), shown by Jason Shuster for owner Shuster Arabians LLC.
HA/AA Classic Champion Filly/Mare JTH EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by Emma Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.
HA/AA Classic Saddle/Pleasure Senior Champion Gelding FORTUNE IN BRASS DN (WR Topp Brass x Fortunes Lady), shown by Michael Wilson for owners Michele and Barbara Capobianco.
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Senior Champion Gelding CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), shown by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Ashley Toye.
HA/AA Classic Saddle/Pleasure Junior Champion Gelding HE BE A BADAZZ (JRA Azul x She Be Noble), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Felix Cantu.
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Junior Champion Gelding COUNTDOWN TO FAME CF (Desert Heat VF x DDA Fames Contessa), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Susanne Mackrell.
HA/AA Classic Stock/Hunter Champion Gelding AAOTH HE BE SHOWY DFA (Showkayce x She Be Noble), shown by Suzanne Acevedo for owner Acevedo Arabians.
HA/AA Classic Champion Gelding JTH HE BE SHOWY DFA (Showkayce x She Be Noble), shown by Heloise Mertens for owner Acevedo Arabians. m A rcH 2011 | 163
HA/AA Park Horse Champion GOOMBAY SMASH (AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot Em), ridden by Peter Stachowski for owner Lesley Blain.
HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Melanie Ronen.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x Lady Larda W), ridden by Christine Johnston for owners Trisha and Olivia Phelan.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Madison Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
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HA/AA English Pleasure Champion PAPA RHAZI (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), ridden by James Lowe for owner Brie Reiter.
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 EVES FIRE (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Champion STEEL STRIKE (Apollopalooza x Usandra), ridden by owner Abigail Patience Gay.
HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion MISS PENSION (Pension CAHR x Misunderstood), ridden by McKenzie Tobeck for owner Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC. m A rcH 2011 | 165
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion ELEGANT EXPRESSION (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself), ridden by Barbara Musselle for owner River Run Farms LLC. 166 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), ridden by Shan Wilson for owner Lindsay Oâ€™Reilly-French.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion AMERICANBEAUTIE (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by Carrie Fritz for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.
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 VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Texas Marketing.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), ridden by Ariel Medved for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion DA CHILL FACTOR (Triften x Chills and Thrills), ridden by owner Ryan Cotton.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion POP STAR (Afire Bey V x Precisely Poppy), ridden by owner Koy Moody.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultans Mainshine), ridden by Olivia Pakula for owner Sandy Davis. m A rcH 2011 | 167
HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion L MILLANA (Millano x Bullish On Doc), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Lynn Andrews.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Dennis Clark for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Ltd. Family Partnership. 168 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream In Color), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion CIARA (Khadraj NA x I Imagine), ridden by owner Gail Grubb.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion SBA MUSKET FIRE (MHR Muscateal x Bold Super Star), ridden by co-owner Megan Mackay for co-owner Elizabeth Conrad.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion L MILLANA (Millano x Bullish On Doc), ridden by owner Lynn Andrews.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion SLOW GIN FIZZZ (Half Shot x Cyrkowka), ridden by owner Chelsea Cantero.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion CA SKY HIGH (Sky Fighter x SAA Aladdinette), ridden by owner Richard Waddell.
HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under and JTR 13 & Under Champion CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), ridden by Olivia Boggs for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion RSH JUST JACK (Vital Idol x RSH Looks That Kill), ridden by Peyton Randle for owner Bond Show Horses, Inc. m A rcH 2011 | 169
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion AFLAIR CF (Allusion AOF x LM Padrons Affair), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion IRRESISTIBLE (Take Heart x Sing For Joy), ridden by owner Cheryl Redmond. 170 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
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 AAOTR 36-54 Champion BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), ridden by co-owner Loren Hart for co-owner Gordon Walter.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion MONEY PLAYS (Standing Room Only x Beignet), ridden by owner Alisha Kinney.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Susanne Mackrell.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Déjà Vu), ridden by Lindsay Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion MARQUIS DE BEY (BA Bey Elation x Elegant Ellie), ridden by Peggy Aten for owner Danielle Chuchran.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion RAZZAMATAZ PE (Picazso x Neeltjemaria), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion MOONLIGHTT CYZZLE (Cytosk x Moonlightting), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion TFA ZIMITUP (TFA Zimsinferno x Denmarks Easter Wind), ridden by owner Hannah Noelle Bell.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion INCYDE SCOOP (Out Of Cyte x Cymply Red), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion HIGH SEA (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea), ridden by Mallory Arndt for owner Katherine Kirby.
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The Farnum Gamblers Choice A/HA/AA Jumper and HA/AA Jumper Open Stake Champion EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Elaine Enick.
HA/AA Jumper ATR Stake Champion EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by owner Elaine Enick.
HA/AA English Show Hack AATR Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), ridden by Michelle Pease-Paulsen for owner L. David Pease. 172 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
HA/AA English Show Hack Open Champion LLC ROYAL FLUSH (Orlando x Malenia), ridden by Chris Culbreth for owners Mary Christine and Kelli Bradley.
HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion RADIANT SPLENDOUR (Mashant x Gaelic Fantasy), ridden by owner Alexandra Vinck.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion THE PROPHETT (Promotion x Springs Finale BG), ridden by owner Trini Owens.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume JTR 17 & Under Champion FABULAIRE (Afire Bey V x Moneys Stellar Performer), ridden by Jacque Pence for owner Milagro Arabians.
HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion HOT AS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty), driven by Rob Bick for owner KGB Texas Marketing.
HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA), driven by Rob Bick for owner KGB Texas Marketing.
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HA/AA Reining Horse Bitted Champion MV ITS ABOUT TIME (Black Jack Olena x Sage Hill Karla), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Mary Jo Henry.
HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion ROOTIN TOOTIN COWBOY (Rum Squall x TA Chantilly), ridden by owner Olivia Pakula.
HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic At Scottsdale Champion JSN WHIZZEN (Jumping Jack Whiz x Everything Xen), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Jensen Arabians, Inc.
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HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 18-44 Champion CA JUST PLAIN FANCY (D A Napitov x Fancy Kip), ridden by owner Allison Mostowich.
HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Limit Champion SHES EVERYTHING (Majors Dapper Dan x Ebony Silver Shadow), ridden by owner Stephanie Todd.
HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Limit Rider ATR Champion CHAOS REINS (Hickorys Aftershock x Musk Be Fancy), ridden by owner Joe Betten.
HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by Andy Camacho for owner Madelena Camacho.
HA/AA Working Cow Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion RCC REMEDYS PLAYMATE (Remedys Chic Mate x Doliera), ridden by Donald Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.
HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Champion COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho.
HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion HANDSOME HOTRODDER (Hot Roddin Zippo x Serannada), ridden by Kathy Bast for owners A. Jackson and Sandra Robinson. m A rcH 2011 | 175
UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup Rider 17 & Under Champion ALEX HOLLOWAY, owner of GSF High Caliber (VCP Magnifire x Peaceful Blues).
Saddle Seat Equitation Rider 14-17 Champion ALEX HOLLOWAY, owner of GSF High Caliber (VCP Magnifire x Peaceful Blues).
Saddle Seat Equitation Rider 13 & Under Champion AMANDA BURNS on Vegas LOA (Meistermind x Love Me Tonight) for owner Sara Sherman Glaser.
Hunter Seat Equitation Rider 14-17 Champion GABRIELLE GREENBERG, owner of Save Your Pennies (Cytosk x Penny From Heaven).
Hunter Seat Equitation Rider 13 & Under Champion MADISON WELCH, owner of PAF Expensive Hobby (Robisabi x NM Beverly Hills).
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Reining Seat Equitation Rider 13 & Under TEANA LONG on Khaarga Escobar Slik (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), for owner Mike Brock Jr.
Western Horsemanship Rider 13 & Under Champion VICTORIA ROE on Im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), for owners David and Jessica Bein.
English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.
Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.
Western Trail Horse Walk/Jog JTR 10 & Under Champion FOX ON FIRE (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), ridden by owner Avery Brogle. m A rcH 2011 | 177
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), ridden by Dianne Grod for owner Bazy Tankersley.
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion SOLEIL CA (Showgun PGN x Khamco AA), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Cambria DeMarco.
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR Champion AL-MARAH LADY CAPULET (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Capableclemmie), ridden by Wendy Davis for owner Bazy Tankersley.
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion RATIOS DREAM (Al Marah Horatio x Cseau N Mydreams), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Scott Staley.
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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion AL-MARAH RED SANDS (Troy x Al-Marah Xanthium), ridden by Dianne Grod for owner Bazy Tankersley.
HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion HS HIGH POWER (High Sign x Rangereite), ridden by Tamera Bowles for owner High Star Farms LLC.
HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR Champion VICE REGENT SM (PW Freedm x Bold Capitalist), ridden by Erin Oberman for owner Sandi Nickolls.
HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion MOXBERRY BEY (Khemberry Bey V x Simply Moxie), ridden by Helena Schlegel for owner Scott Scheyli. n
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Full Moon Arabians Cathy Murphy Fowlerville, Michigan 517-375-6742 email@example.com International Champion quality foals and young stock currently available. 180 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
(Da Vinci FM x HL Infactuation) 2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Colt
2011 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 2011 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-35 2010 Canadian National Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Congratulations to Phyllis Dunmire of Woodinville, Washington on her purchase of National Champion Voyageurs+/! We look forward to seeing this duo compete in the Arabian Hunter Pleasure 55 & Over division. We could not have asked for a better home for a very special horse! And of course remember to give him lots of peppermints!
Mom & Dad – Thank you so much for giving me “Stormy” when he was only a yearling. The voyage he has taken me on over the past 10 years has been truly amazing! Thank you for all of your hard work and support in turning us both into Champions! Love, Hillary A special thank you goes to agents Jeff & Melody Lee from Jeff Lee & Company of Stanwood, Washington.
Scottsdale L E A D I N G
S I R E S
The following charts are ranked both on a point system and number of winners that gives added emphasis to the siresâ€™ progeny that place high in their classes and/or win championships. Purebred halter sires are assigned points as follows: Champion - 10 pts., reserve - 8 pts., 1st Place - 7 pts., 2nd Place - 6 pts., Top Ten - 4 pts. With the exception of sport Horse and showmanship, all halter classes are counted. in the performance charts, points are derived only from championship classes and are as follows: Champion - 10 pts., reserve - 8 pts., Top Ten - 4 pts. exception: sport Horse and equitation. A purebred sire only having Half-Arabian winners is considered in the Half-Arabian charts. To make an overall Halter and Performance chart, a sire must have winners in both categories to be considered for the chart.
Purebred Halter Points 1. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) 2. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) 3. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 4. Magnum Chall HVP (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP) 5. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 6. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 7. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) 8. Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW) 9. Falcon BHF (Bey Shah x Bey Serenade SF)
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171 158 149 101 74 74 56 55 50 45
Winners Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Magnum Chall HVP (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP) Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW) Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 8. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) Marwan Al Magnifficoo (Marwan Al Shaqab x Pacific Echo)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
26 23 15 12 11 10 9 9 7 7 7
2011 ScottSdale leading SireS
Afire Bey V
(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Bred by Varian Arabians Owned by Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.
Marwan Al Shaqab
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) Bred by Al Shaqab Farm Owned by Al Shaqab Stud
(Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Bred by J. Lancaster Havice and Lisa Herndon Havice Owned by Haras Mayed
(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) Bred by Double Diamond Ranch Owned by Strawberry Banks Farm m A rCH 2011| 183
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Purebred Performance Points 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 3. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 4. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 5. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased 6. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 7. Alada Baskin (Aladdinn x Launa Basketu), deceased 8. Monogramm (Negatraz x Monogramma) 9. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 10. Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased
184 122 114 102 86 82 74 68 66 64
Winners Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) Kordelas (Monogramm x Kabala) Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 6. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF), deceased 7. Alada Baskin (Aladdinn x Launa Basketu), deceased AM Good Oldboy (AM Sea Captain x AM Tis Beverlie) Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) Neposzar (Maryk x Nanna) Triften (Matrifik x Tender Mercies)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
22 16 14 12 8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6
Half-Arabian Halter Points 1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) Showkayce (Fame VF x Kay) 2. Fausto CRH (Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal) 3. Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 4. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 5. Justafire DGL (Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate) 6. Jiuliusz De Wiec (Debowiec x Jiullya El Jamaal) 7. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 8. Monogramm JD (DS Major Afire x WCA Mon Cherie) 9. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) CWP Chances Are (Bey Shah x Brandie Alexandra) Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) Meistermind (Huckleberry Bey x Bask Memory)
49 49 38 36 35 32 30 29 27 23 23 23 23
Winners 1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) Justafire DGL (Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate) Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Fausto CRH (Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal) Majik Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x Lily Marlaina) QR Marc (Marwan Al Shaqab x Swete Dreams)
3 3 3 2 2 2 2
Half-Arabian Performance Points 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased 3. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 4. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) 5. Krewe (Huckleberry Bey x Masquerade) 6. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased D A Napitov (Napitok x Sun Lady) 7. Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF), deceased Saladins Allon (Safire x Khala Crescent) 8. Robisabi (Khemosabi x Windianne)
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152 74 64 58 44 42 42 40 40 36
Winners 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 3. Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) 4. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased D A Napitov (Napitok x Sun Lady) MHR Nobility (Elimar x Har Nahra) SV Basksko (Bask x Skovette) 5. Allience (Aladdinn x A Love Song) Armani FC (Eternety x Aires Bey) Cologne (Cognac x MI Daiclare) Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF), deceased
16 12 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4
2011 ScottSdale leading SireS
(Versace x DA Love) Bred by Dolorosa Arabians LTD Owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman
(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) Bred by Dave and Gail Liniger Owned by Deborah Holden
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Purebred Halter & Performance Points 1. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 2. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 3. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 4. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 5. Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) 6. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) 7. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) 8. Kordelas (Monogramm x Kabala) 9. Jake Jamaal JCA (Jullyen El Jamaal x Von Herte Only One) Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW)
231 158 140 134 64 63 62 58 54 54
Winners 1. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 2. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 3. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 4. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 5. Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW) 6. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) Kordelas (Monogramm x Kabala) 7. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)
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Winners 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 3. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased 4. Justafire DGL (Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate) Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 5. Afires Vision (Afire Bey V x Matoskette) DS Major Afire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia) KRA Afire Works (Afire Bey V x Princesse Cognac) Meistermind (Huckleberry Bey x Bask Memory) Showkayce (Fame VF x Kay) Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V)
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Half-Arabian Halter & Performance Points 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 3. Showkayce (Fame VF x Kay) 4. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 5. Justafire DGL (Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate) 6. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 7. CWP Chances Are (Bey Shah x Brandie Alexandra) 8. Meistermind (Huckleberry Bey x Bask Memory) 9. DS Major Afire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia)
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Purebred & Half-Arabian Halter & Performance Points 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 3. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 4. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 5. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 6. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 7. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased 8. Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 9. Justafire DGL (Afire Bey V x MC Justa Kate) 10. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)
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Winners 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 3. Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 4. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 5. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 6. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr), deceased Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 7. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) 8. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) Pyro Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW)
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Trading in bling-covered Kippy belts for more understated diamond earrings, fake buns and hat hair for fresh blow-outs, and dust-covered riding boots for wingtips shined to military standards, nearly 300 horsemen and women concluded the scottsdale show experience by attending what has become one of the most anticipated nights of the entire year—the annual Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association (APAHA) Awards. Traditionally held on the final night of the show, February 27th this year, the event honored those individuals who have set standards of excellence in the breed. This year’s event was held at the scottsdale marriott at mcDowell mountains, a new venue that organizers felt added to the evening’s success. However, it was something more intangible that long-time organizer and this year’s Horseman of the Year bob battaglia thought made the evening special. “There was a feeling in the room i hadn’t felt in a long time—a joy, a camaraderie,” he says. “it was fantastic. it was one of the best ever.” Holli Gallún, who has also been involved with the event for many years, concurs. she attributes its success to the numerous volunteers who come together from all parts of the country to make it happen, including Laura Paul, emcee craig christiansen, rob and Pam Hess, olivia
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and emma boggs, and Ashley and rylee Gallún. Holli was particularly thankful for the help of Katie Harvey, who headed up the drive for sponsorships this year. “it was my goal to bring in some new people and retain ones we already had,” shares Harvey, who was successful in securing a sponsor for each of the awards as well as major event sponsors. Those sponsors included boisvert Farms, c. Jarvis insurance, cedar ridge Arabians, Holli Gallún/management 180 LLc, royal Arabians and schneiders saddlery company as major awards sponsors. The individual awards were sponsored by Argent Farms, burrline LLc, The catalogues, crescent creek Farm, Deregnaucourt Ltd., Frierson’s custom riding Apparel, iib Farms, KGbTexas, Long meadow Arabians, Platinum Performance, radon, inc., rooker Training stable, shamrock Farms, show season, springwater Farms, The brass ring and Wolf springs ranch. While many of the award winners made touching and noteworthy remarks, it was Lisa Jo White, recipient of the Professional instructor Award, who brought the audience to their feet with her remarks. Lisa Jo shared words her late husband, John, had said to her from his hospital bed. “John made me promise him two things,” Lisa Jo told the audience (and those who had been privileged enough to know John were certain what was coming would be
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memorable). “He told me not to let the business fail and not to ‘mess’ up the kids. every day i think of those two things.” White’s remarks brought many to tears as John’s fellow horsemen and women remembered the talented trainer who passed away in march of 2009. The evening brought him to mind as the Arabian horse community recognized not only Lisa Jo with an award, but also their son Zachary, as the Junior english Pleasure rider of the year. Lisa Jo was proud of how the 10-year-old handled himself. “He stood at the microphone just like a grownup and thanked the people that voted for him. it was an incredibly emotional evening for both of us. it was a huge night.”
Horseman’s Awards in recognition of that anniversary. besides hosting the annual awards banquet, the APAHA is committed to serving as the voice of the horse show enthusiast, helping promote the breed and 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 www.apaha.com.
Another award recipient toting two trophies home was robin Porter, who captured both the Amateur english Pleasure and Amateur Western Pleasure awards. The russ Vento Friends of the Arabian Horse Award was given to the late Harry cooper and his wife, sue, in recognition of their incredible contributions to the Arabian breed. sue and their son, scott, were on hand to accept the honor. emcee and long-time Arabian horse show announcer craig christiansen delivered an emotionfilled address highlighting the impact cooper had on the industry right up until his death in november, 2010. “Harry was and is the voice of the Arabian horse,” said christiansen. “it was an honor and a privilege to work with him over the years. i don’t think there is anyone that could get people primed before a horse show and make them feel welcome, eager or put smiles on their faces like Harry could.” APAHA President mary Jane schroeder-brown says it isn’t just the award recipients and nominees that deserve the industry’s accolades, but also those behind the scenes pulling the event together each year. “They work very, very hard year round to organize this event,” she says. “i thought it was a really wonderful evening with great nominees and great award winners.” As the 20th anniversary of the Awards program looms in 2012, plans are underway for a program and event “facelift.” “There are great things on the horizon,” states Harvey, who is chairing the committee to redesign the
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Horseman’s Awards Recipients Horseman of the Year Bob Battaglia Schneiders Horsewomen of the Year Vickey Bowman Boisvert Farms Breeder of the Year Rooker Arabians Holli Gallún/Management 180, LLC Distinguished Service Award Lollie Ames The Catalogues Russ Vento “Friends Of The Arabian Horse” Award Harry and Sue Cooper DeRegnaucourt, Ltd. Rising Star Award Dalton Budd
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IIB Farms Professional Instructor Award Lisa Jo White Argent Farms Amateur Halter Stuart Vesty Crescent Creek Farm Amateur English Pleasure Robin Porter Shamrock Farms Amateur Hunter/Show Hack Rebecca Fleck The Brass Ring Amateur Western Pleasure Robin Porter Wolf Springs Ranch Amateur Working Western Samantha Price
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Cedar Ridge Arabians Junior Halter Austin Boggs
Springwater Farms Hunter/Show Hack Trainer Wendy Potts
KGBTexas Junior English Pleasure Zachary White
Platinum Performance Western Pleasure Trainer Female Liz Bentley
Radon, Inc. Junior Hunter/Show Hack Leah Perczak
Royal Arabians Western Pleasure Trainer Male Tommy Garland
Rooker Training Stable Junior Western Pleasure Makenna Rooker
Long Meadow Arabians Working Western Trainer Crystal McNutt-Brock
Burrline, LLC Junior Working Western Colby Powell
Frierson’s Custom Riding Apparel Saddle Seat Trainer Female Vicki Humphrey
Royal Arabians Halter Trainer Michael Byatt
Show Season Saddle Seat Trainer Male Jim Stachowski
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Bob Battaglia I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of my friends, clients, and fellow horsemen and horsewomen for your support throughout the years. As most of you know, 2010 was a transitional year for Battaglia Farms and for me personally, and your continued affirmation has meant the world to me. I am honored to be APAHA’s Horseman Of The Year, as I am honored to be your friend and associate. The Arabian horse breed has been my life for more than 40 years, and its well-being is an important priority for me. Thus, I will continue to do what I can to ensure that our great community will be here years from now, healthy and strong and as special as the horse we all love. We owe it to ourselves and to our horses.
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Lollie Ames Thank you so much for everything that you do for the Arabian horse industry. Over the years you have volunteered countless hours to a myriad of organizations, and it is obvious that our industry would not be what it is today without people like you. You are truly one in a million. We not only love you for what you do, but we love you for being a great wife and mother. All the best to you in 2011. Love you lots, Dick and Lara
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Liz Bentley With deepest gratitude and all my heart, thank you who voted for me and APAHA for this celebration and all the organization does. Thank you to our clients whose support makes my career possible and your total understanding and compassion the past few months, made my recovery extraordinarily fast and complete. Thank you, thank you, thank you Stacey Anderson! I see greatness coming. As always, thank you to David and our families because more than ever you are appreciated and the very best. II B Farms • Liz and David Bentley 25689 Oak Hill Lane, Oronogo, Missouri 64855 Office 417-642-5459 • Cell 417-825-0178 • www.iibfarms.com M a rch 2011 | 199
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Robin Porter None of this would be possible without the love and support of my friends, family and trainers. I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. Shawn, Carmelle, Josh and Jennifer, thank you for all of your hard work and for making my horses the best they can be. Your dedication to your clients is incredible. A very special thank you to my husband Mike. Your love and support is amazing. I would also like to thank my staff at Crescent Creek Farms. You make it possible for me to leave home with peace of mind. â€” Robin Porter 200 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
What a wonderful honor to have been named both the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Instructor Of The Year as well as the Arabian Professional Horseman’s Association Instructor Of The Year. It was especially sweet to have my son Zach named the APAHA Junior English Rider Of The Year. I would like to thank all my riders for their dedication and super hard work. Thank you also to their families; your steadfast support is hard work sometimes, but is so critical on many levels. My family and friends, both in and out of the Arabian community, continue to be a powerful source of strength and support. What would I do without you? And to my wonderful sons, Zach and Rex, you are the very best! Thanks to you all! ~ Lisa Jo White
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Carmelle, Shawn, Makenna and Noah Rooker
We are ecstatic that our dedication and passion for the Arabian breed has rewarded us with the honor of being named Breeder Of The Year. We will continue to invest in the future of the breed and remain confident in the longevity of the industry. On top of that, we are exceptionally proud of our daughter Makenna, and are looking forward to her future as an exhibitor and her participation in this industry. A special thank you goes out to Josh and Jennifer Quintus of Colonial Wood Training, Chad and Marggie Roberts of Rushlow’s Arabians, and Robin Porter of Crescent Creek Farms for their belief in Makenna and all that they did which contributed to her success. We would also like to express our gratitude to all who continue to support and believe in Rooker Training Stable and our breeding program. RookeR TRaiNiNg STable • 14042 Iroquois Woods, Fenton, MI 48430 Shawn and Carmelle Rooker • email@example.com • 810-629-6169 barn • 810-629-5730 fax www.rookertrainingstable.com 202 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
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Arabian Breeders World Cup Horse Show by Linda White
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This is only the fifth year for the Las Vegas Arabian breeders World cup, but in that short time, the unique event has become one of the world’s three or four most prestigious Arabian horse shows. international breeders and exhibitors are coming from all over the world with their horses—more than 20 countries to date. What can account for this unprecedented interest? World cup show committee members scott bailey and scott benjamin offer a likely rationale. “Firstly, these are people who in the past came to north America to spectate and shop, but never brought horse one,” says benjamin. “They are now bringing their finest horses to Las Vegas, because they have confidence in this unarguably fair, uncomplicated competition. our judging system, modified from the basic european original, creates absolutely unbiased selections. Horses are evaluated individually in each category, but, for example, the traditional european system calls for heads and necks to be judged together. our system judges these two features separately. This prevents a horse that is strong in one characteristic, but weak in the other, from getting an unfairly high overall score. The horse with the beautiful head on a too-short neck is no longer the winner. “secondly, a horse show is subjective, but the transparency of our carefully developed judging system, in which there are no hidden agendas, questionable placements or a political element, appeals to the world community far more than those of most more conventional shows. They may visit or send staff to the ‘big three’ to look for top prospects, but they never send horses there to show. cost is not the issue for most international breeders; their concern lies with a show’s credibility.
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“From this show’s inception we have tried to fulfill our founders’ goals of offering an absolutely fair competition for the world’s finest halter horses, while creating something fun that people can enjoy in a relaxed setting,” he continues. “Las Vegas is one of the world’s most popular destinations for fun and relaxation. everybody wants to visit Las Vegas—and add to their trip’s thrilling adventures, they can attend a world-class horse show while they are here. We are happy to say that increasing numbers of middle eastern, european, Australian and south American breeders are sending their very best Arabian horses here, flying here to enjoy the show and Las Vegas-the-resort, and supporting the show in other ways. one such breeder is the King of morocco. He provides beautiful moroccan saddles that we award to all World cup champions, and the golden stirrups we present to every reserve champion, in the european manner.” “so many people we speak to include Las Vegas among their favorite shows,” scott bailey adds. The only show committee member who is also an Arabian Horse breeders Alliance (AHbA) board member, bailey receives no compensation for his show committee work. Unlike his salaried fellow committee members, his board membership precludes his receiving any payment, because all AHbA board members are unpaid volunteers. “People will say that their favorite shows are Las Vegas and the salon du cheval, or Aachen and Las Vegas, or Dubai and Las Vegas.” After each year’s show, the show committee and AHbA board discuss, evaluate and make appropriate changes, however subtle. in this way they continually upgrade and refine the four-day event. exhibitors, trainers and spectators are pleased with a revised schedule that allows every horse in every class to be seen, shown and judged without having show sessions extend far into the night.
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ArAbiAn breeders World Cup The Las Vegas World cup showcases the world’s most competitive halter horses of all ages, and over the years, the winners have come from around the globe. A yearling championship, initiated in 2010, creates an opportunity in which yearlings aren’t forced to compete unfairly with 2-year-olds and older horses they are unlikely to defeat. As it has turned out, it has been dominated by youngsters from north America. What about those from other countries? “We were concerned that horses from europe and the middle east would dominate every age group,” says scott benjamin. “However, most international exhibitors are reluctant to ship their yearlings this far. This leaves that age group a division in which youngsters from north America can prevail. our yearling championship has the same prestige and legitimacy as the ones we offer for the older age groups.” “We are seeing increasing numbers of sponsorships from international entries,” notes scott bailey. “This reflects their confidence in this judging system’s transparency, and in the integrity of our judges. We have worked on that very hard. This is the third year that the majority opinion wins. We throw out the highest and lowest scores, which means that no single judge can elevate or reject a horse with his placing alone. We have established a great relationship with our international exhibitors, who recognize that our judging is the fairest, most honest in the world.” What can visitors expect to find new this year? “The show schedule will be the same,” says benjamin. “The only thing that is brand-new is the 2-year-old futurity classes. saturday night will feature the world premiere of an excellent documentary film, and the Poles will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. A Polish stud’s director will be here to accept. Poland’s horses have won here consistently, including the mare who won the All nations cup and was a reserve world champion at the salon du cheval (emandoria). A russian delegation is coming this year, and The Pyramid society will again present an educational seminar on saturday morning. We will be honoring the past, the present and the future. “We are making the world a smaller place,” he adds. “more and more international people are coming to this show. This enables breeders to showcase their horses to an international market. We have brought prestige and elegance back to showing Arabian
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horses, and challenged the big shows to do the same.” The Las Vegas World cup has no interest in upping the number of horses exhibited there from the original 250 they sought. “We probably could accommodate 300; last year we had 264 horses, with fewer than five percent scratches. We really like to keep the number at around 250 to 260, which helps us keep the sessions brief and stay within our budget.” “We draw a big international crowd, like Paris, or Dubai, or Aachen does,” scott bailey notes. “our show is conducted in a format that is familiar to them, which also increases their confidence in attending and bringing horses to Las Vegas.” bob north has been an AHbA board member since the show’s inception. “one of our goals was to make this show as fair as possible for everyone,” he says. “on that premise we created a scoring system we are continually tweaking and refining, and we hire leading international judges who have no biases. our six judges draw straws to see who will judge a class, so there is no prior knowledge—even among those six judges—of who will be judging a particular class. “our second goal was to make it exciting and fun. Las Vegas is a fun, exciting locale in general, and people are grateful for show sessions that end in the late afternoon, rather than dragging on into the night. The longest session we’ve ever had occurred last year, when we went to 8:20 p.m. because of the large numbers of mares. We have rearranged class order and days on which classes will be held so there will be no more 8:20 evenings. “We have changed things every year, to resolve even the smallest problems and glitches that occurred during that year’s show,” he continues. “You have to keep working at achieving perfection. We have affected other large shows, which are modifying their own judging systems. Things are better than they were five years ago, before this show was introduced. “We try to proceed slowly and carefully. We take advantage of existing knowledge and expertise to come up with the best possible solutions, but there is no history or unwanted baggage from the past associated with the Las Vegas AHbA World cup. Working on this show is like taking a clean piece of paper and creating something new.” n m A rcH 2011 | 213
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by Linda White presence,” says Rory O’Neill, who first Kharben (Ben Bask x Khara Mia met Kharben when he was working for Mine, by Bay El Bey) was beautiful, Greg Gallún years earlier. but his appeal went beyond those silken good looks. Whether in the “Every year we would present Kharben public spotlight or at home, Kharben at our open house, complete with his had a dignity and composure that four blankets of roses, signaling his four made him irresistible to judges, national championships—three in halter audiences, mare owners and anyone and one under saddle. In 2006 some who ever handled him. One look into 350 admirers came to celebrate his 20th those huge brown eyes brought people birthday and sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to up short—someone very aware was him. He was a true show horse, and in there behind those eyes, looking would always step up to presentations and open houses. He back at them. His unique, “Drinker of the Wind” personality loved attention, but he always behaved like a true gentleman. helped earn him the 1993 Arabian “Triple Crown:” United States National, Canadian National and Scottsdale Champion “I have trained several of his offspring,” continues O’Neill, Stallion titles in the same year—a crown only a handful of “and they all have been very trainable and athletic, with a loose, stallions in Arabian breed history have worn. open shoulder and good rear engagement. They were so solid and dependable that quite a few of them became family horses. Competition at the Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes too is always One of Kharben’s daughters was a national champion, and deep, yet Kharben is still the only stallion to win the Ohio his daughters are excellent producers. I believe that he will be Buckeye stallion championship three years in a row. Being known as a great broodmare sire.” selected the 2001 Canadian National Hunter Pleasure Champion eight years after winning his last halter national Sharon Chauncey Siar, Tom Chauncey’s daughter, has been championship further set him apart. He remains the only understandably devastated by Kharben’s passing. For many Arabian “Triple Crown” winner ever to have also won a years, the personable, bay, show ring superstar was her national championship under saddle. This truly was a stallion favorite horse. for the ages. Kharben, foaled in May of 1986, was a son of halter and English pleasure winner Ben Bask (*Bask x *Maska, by Negatiw), whom Tom Chauncey Desert Arabians had purchased in May of 1980 as a foal at foot. Kharben’s dam was the Bay El Bey daughter Khara Mia Mine, whose own dam, Khara Mia, won U.S. National Top Tens in English pleasure and pleasure driving. Don DeLongprè showed Khara Mia to her national honors. She was a Khemosabi daughter out of Carinosa, the much heralded *Serafix daughter (x *Caliope, by Witraz) that Khemosabi’s breeders, the Dr. Burt Husband family, had bought from John Rogers in 1963.
“Sharon taught him a trick,” O’Neill recalls. “Whenever he saw her, he would come right up and offer her his withers to scratch. She would scratch him on one side, and then circle her finger. When he saw her do that, he would circle around and let her scratch the other side.
Kharben was bred by Double A Farm, Inc. Suzanna Shilosky bought him from Double A as a long yearling in December of 1987 and sold him to D’Arshon Arabians three years later. Tom Chauncey Desert Arabians purchased him in January of 1992, and owned him for the rest of the stallion’s life.
“He lived out his last years happily, kept his top line and good looks until the end, and thoroughly enjoyed (and came to expect, but always with dignity) the peppermints his visitors gave him. He will truly be missed.”
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“I rode Kharben bareback, as did some of Sharon’s friends when she brought them out to meet him. He was always kind and patient with them, as he was with young children, the elderly, and anyone physically or mentally handicapped in some way. He was so intelligent and so intuitive!
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34th Annual Region 12 Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Show May 3-7, 2011 Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Georgia
We cordially invite you to mark your calendars for May 5, 2011, as the 5th Annual Spotlight Auction once again does its best to bring to you a simply incredible collection of Arabian Stallion Services. We will be awarding over $126,000 dollars in cash to the lucky winners of our ten Spotlight Classes that will be featured at our show this year. Thank you to all of the stallion owners, mare owners, sponsors and
volunteers that have joined and supported our program! One Vision, One Goal, all being willing to listen and assist one another to effect change for the betterment of the breed. -Janet Searls, Spotlight Event and Marketing Director www.aharegion12.com
Lot 1 • JuLLyen eL JamaaL
Lot 13 • BotSWana
Lot 25 • BaSKghaZi
Lot 2 • Semper Fie
Lot 14 • maJiK oF marWan
Lot 26 • aLi amman
Lot 3 • rahere
Lot 15 • JuStaFire DgL
Lot 27 • Baahir eL marWan
Lot 4 • Km Bugatti
Lot 16 • pa magnanimouS
Lot 28 • triDent CBa
Lot 5 • eL naBiLa B
Lot 17 • SunDanCe KiD V
Lot 29 • rohara emir
Lot 6 • enZo
Lot 18 • WmJ CroWn royaL
Lot 30 • pa gaZSi
Lot 7 • Bey amBition
Lot 19 • moSiaC BFa
Lot 31 • maSqueraDe pa
Lot 8 • auDaCiouS pS
Lot 20 • pS aFire ChieF
Lot 32 • rohara aria Spartan
Lot 9 • aLWayS a JuLLyen V
Lot 21 • rough JuStiCe
Lot 33 • miDnight magnum
Lot 10 • areZZo nL
Lot 22 • the renaiSSanCe
Lot 34 • SF VeraZ
Lot 11 • hun
Lot 23 • gemini Vii
Lot 35 • ShaDDoFax
Lot 12 • CaVaLLi
Lot 24 • Da LegaCy
Lot 36 • the SingLeton
(*Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) Contact: Varian arabians Tel: 805-489-5802 Lot Price:______________
(Sir Fames HBV x Crimson Sharem) Contact: thirteen oaks arabians Tel: 423-323-4905 Lot Price:______________
(Desperado x Rose Of Sarangani) Contact: Janice mcCrea Wight Tel: 602-741-5830 Lot Price:______________
(Versace x Sanegors Lady D) Contact: rohara arabians Tel: 352-591-4661 Lot Price:______________
(Kubinec x 218 Elf Layla Walayla B) Contact: om el arab international Tel: 805-688-6958 Lot Price:______________
(Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Contact: gallún Farms Tel: 805-693-0083 Lot Price:______________
(Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) Contact: rae-Dawn arabians Tel: 306-373-6346 Lot Price:______________
(Fame VF x Hal Flirtatious) Contact: Varian arabians Tel: 805-489-5802 Lot Price:______________
(Jullyen El Jamaal x Amazing Grace V) Contact: palmetto arabians, LLC Tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________
(Jullyen El Jamaal x MFA ComingUpRoses) Contact: Dianne Sanford Tel: 540-547-9340 Lot Price:______________
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Hula) Contact: Wilson training Center Tel: 352-267-5550 Lot Price:______________
(DA Valentino x Aspyn) Contact: pegasus arabians Tel: 419-588-3000 Lot Price:______________
(Thee Desperado x The Minuet) Contact: talaria Farm Tel: 404-892-1975 Lot Price:______________
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Lily Marlaina) Contact: rohara arabians Tel: 352-591-4661 Lot Price:______________
(Afire Bey V x Mc Justa Kate) Contact: Debby holden Tel: 205-305-9386 Lot Price:______________
(Magnum Psyche x Memphis NA) Contact: eric Wolfe arabians Tel: 407-880-4600 Lot Price:______________
(Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) Contact: palmetto arabians, LLC Tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________
(All Pysched Upp x Imdals Tiffany) Contact: WhitmoJo arabians Tel: 352-797-9255 Lot Price:______________
(ML Mostly Padron x La Femmefatale DF) Contact: Desert image arabians Tel: 336-449-9087 Lot Price:______________
(Afire Bey V x Justa Glow) Contact: mike miller Tel: 608-332-0701 Lot Price:______________
(WH Justice x Nadjana Bint Nadir) Contact: rohara arabians Tel: 352-591-4661 Lot Price:______________
(ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense) Contact: mike miller Tel: 608-332-0701 Lot Price:______________
(Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy) Contact: Sandro pinha Tel: 480-266-3324 Lot Price:______________
(Versace x DA Love) Contact: Dolorosa arabians Tel: 910-602-3808 Lot Price:______________
(Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi) Contact: mike miller Tel: 608-332-0701 Lot Price:______________
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Alia Jamaal) Contact: allen Kirkendall Tel: 317-432-3774 Lot Price:______________
(Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea) Contact: andy Sellman Tel: 715-425-9001 Lot Price:______________
(DA Valentino x Legacys Rose) Contact: Cedarbrook arabians LLC Tel: 910-686-6316 Lot Price:______________
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Rohara Amarige) Contact: Wilson training Center Tel: 352-267-5550 Lot Price:______________
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Memphis WA) Contact: equine image Center Tel: 480-650-0731 Lot Price:______________
(Armani FC x Cazsandra) Contact: pegasus arabians Tel: 419-588-3000 Lot Price:______________
(*El Nabila B x MSU Secret Vows) Contact: rohara arabians Tel: 352-591-4661 Lot Price:______________
(Magnum Psyche x Pele Bey) Contact: Sandwood Farm Tel: 804-310-8452 Lot Price:______________
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) Contact: Scheier Farms Tel: 480-502-7686 Lot Price:______________
(Justafire DGL x R-Colette) Contact: Joe alberti Tel: 610-972-9628 Lot Price:______________
(Thee Desperado x Alia Riyala) Contact: paradise arabians Tel: 706-397-9950 Lot Price:______________
Lot 37 • Giaccomo
(Marwan Al Shaqab x G Shamaal) contact: aradon arabians LLc tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________
Lot 38 • Joys sahara sun
(GF Jullyen Joy x Echo of Rohan) contact: night hawk arabians tel: 252-753-3994 Lot Price:______________
Lot 39 • Ka odysseus
(Odyssey SC x Ellure A) contact: silver Lake arabians tel: 316-648-4529 Lot Price:______________
Lot 40 • JaiPur eL Perseus
(Perseus El Jamaal x Julle El Ludjin) contact: Kirk Bardole tel: 305-519-8716 Lot Price:______________
Lot 41 • GF omeGa
(Soho Carol x Orchid of Rohan) contact: ryalswood arabians tel: 931-359-9367 Lot Price:______________
Lot 42 • eVG Gentry
(*Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele) contact: Palmetto arabians tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________
Lot 43 • da ProdiGy
(Versace x DA Love) contact: dolorosa arabians tel: 910-602-3808 Lot Price:______________
Lot 44 • cJ FLash
(Padrons Psyche x Peaches N Fame) contact: ankrom arabians tel: 423-605-3434 Lot Price:______________
Lot 45 • BaraKa sheriF
(Safir KA x Baraka Atrab) contact: mohamed Ghatas tel: 601-310-5715 Lot Price:______________
Lot 46 • aLi rahaim
(Thee Desperado x Muraja Alichia) contact: magnolia Farm arabians tel: 352-237-7256 Lot Price:______________
Lot 47 • emiGrant
(Ararat x Emigrantka) contact: raymond mazzei tel: 951-375-6349 Lot Price:______________
Lot 48 • Gh maGnum miraGe (Magnum Chall HVP x BF Tiffany Select) contact: mohamed Ghatas tel: 601-310-5715 Lot Price:______________
Lot 49 • h moBiLity h
(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) contact: George Z tel: 352-857-3384 Lot Price:______________
Lot 50 • FsF daKaros enchanter
(Dakharo x Enchantingly Shai) contact: chris anckersen tel: 864-647-7588 Lot Price:______________
Lot 51 • Gr maatin
(Maheeb x GR Marietta) contact: Jamieson equicenter tel: 770-722-8453 Lot Price:______________
Lot 52 • heritaGe Bey KinG (AA Apollo Bey x Heritage Essence) contact: country affair arabians tel: 352-473-3728 Lot Price:______________
Lot 53 • Brixx ia
(Versace x Kajora) contact: shada arabians tel: 763-441-5849 Lot Price:______________
Lot 54 • aPaLo (Justify x Gloria Apal) contact: tara carpio tel: 706-402-9258
Lot 55 • BeLLaire ia
(Padrons Psyche x Bella Versace) contact: Gene reichardt tel: 423-791-4135 Lot Price:______________
Lot 56 • scaPa
(Mishaal HP x Erie Anna) contact: Paradise arabians tel: 706-397-9950 Lot Price:______________
Lot 57 • Possesion PGa
(*Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela) contact: Palmeto arabians tel: 843-346-5874 Lot Price:______________
Lot 58 • om eL BaByLon
(Om El Shahmaan x Om El Bandeira) contact: cedarbrook arabians LLc tel: 910-686-6316 Lot Price:______________
Lot 59 • star intention
(Dakar El Jamaal x Starilla) contact: silver star arabians tel: 727-535-0280 Lot Price:______________
Lot 60 • Ps andiamo
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Sidcerelys Echo) contact: aradon arabians tel: 205-540-3137 Lot Price:______________
Lot 61 • PcF Vision
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) contact: PcF arabians LLc tel: 480-585-3125 Lot Price:______________
Lot 62 • erte Jca
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Egzonera) contact: dolly young tel: 850-476-3396 Lot Price:______________
Lot 63 • Bh torino
(Thee Desperado x Bint Bint Jamil) contact: Five Wells Farm tel: 334-222-0091 Lot Price:______________
Lot 64 • amado de JamaaL (Soho Carol x Palomara) contact: rick Gault training tel: 336-861-5644 Lot Price:______________
Lot 65 • tF royaL shahBaZ (Falcon BHF x TH Maya Naufali) contact: dana Jackson tel: 770-251-7005 Lot Price:______________
Lot 66 • aaFanaZi sF
(Aabsolut x Radient Love SF) contact: Wilson training center tel: 352-267-5550 Lot Price:______________
Lot 67 • mL mostLy Padron (Padrons Psyche x HS Mostly) contact: Butler Farm arabians tel: 910-866-4000 Lot Price:______________
Lot 68 • marhaaBah
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal) contact: chris anckersen tel: 864-647-7588 Lot Price:______________
Lot 69 • stiVaL
(Gazal Al Shaqab x Paloma De Jamaal) contact: Wilson training center tel: 352-267-5550 Lot Price:______________
Lot 70 • odyssey sc
(Versace x Latoura Echo) contact: silver Lake arabians tel: 316-648-4529 Lot Price:______________
Lot 71 • da Vinci Fm
(Versace x Full Moon Astar) contact: midwest arabians tel: 763-441-6466 Lot Price:______________
Lot 72 • trussardi
(Stival x Precious As Gold) contact: rojo arabians tel: 386-760-7696 Lot Price:______________
Lot 73 • rhr marcedes
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Elegant Dream) contact: don manuel Farms tel: 904-429-0555 Lot Price:______________
Lot 74 • JustiFy
(Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) contact: dst arabians tel: 360-866-8138 Lot Price:______________
Lot 75 • Vitorio to
(DA Valentino x Sol Natique) contact: midwest arabians tel: 763-441-6466 Lot Price:______________
Telephone Bids will Be accepTed • conTacT: JaneT searls, 757-435-7480
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Frank Hennessey, Director and President 352-629-2821
Ed Horton, Director 423-677-3301
Roxann Hart, Director and Vice President 352-591-4661
Robert Burbeck, Director and Treasurer 678-570-3107
Janet Searls, Director of Event and Marketing 757-435-7480 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Bradshaw, Program Secretary 843-601-0569 • email@example.com
a Special thank you to the following
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Spotlight Stallion Service auction Breeding termS and agreement 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.
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... the power of Monet! Sired by *Sir Fames HBV and out of Champaine N Roses, by *Magnum Psyche.
2009 REGION 16 CHAMPION TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT 2010 U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN FUTURITY COLT 2007 Purebred Stallion • SCID Clear & Multi Program Nominated Proudly owned by and offered at stud by Vanya Arabians • Havre de Grace, MD Standing at McDonald Arabians • 602.692.3204 6835 East Peak View Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85266 www.McDonaldArabians.com • firstname.lastname@example.org M A RCH 2011 | 221
The Arabian Abroad Europe and the Middle East by Mary Kirkman
If you ask the average American owner of Arabian horses what he or she knows about the European and Middle Eastern Arabian horse scene, the answer is a somewhat vague notion that Europeans like horses with pretty faces and short necks, and the sheikhs are buying big. Yes, there are many owners, breeders and trainers who are more enlightened on foreign affairs, but for those who donâ€™t travel overseas to horse shows or sell into those markets, the shortfall of real familiarity is vast. In this first of a multi-part series, Arabian Horse Times talks to owners, breeders and trainers in Europe and the Middle East about their world. In the exciting global community of the Arabian horse, who wants to miss anything?
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Here is our panel for Part 1.
Tom Schoukens and his brother, Glenn, are among the rising stars on the European and Middle Eastern training scene. They grew up in Arabian horses, launched their careers in the show ring as teenagers, and opened Schoukens Training Center in 2003. Over the years, the brothers have worked with or learned from, among others, trainers Fernando Poli, Frank Spönle and Bob Boggs. They are familiar with the American scene, as well as regular contenders in the Middle East and other countries, and in 2011, they will open their new facility near Bruges, Belgium.
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Christine Jamar-Demeersseman and her husband, Guy, own Jadem Arabians in Balen, Belgium. A successful breeder, she also is a member of the board of ECAHO (the European Conference of Arab Horse Organizations), an advisor to several other renowned programs, an international judge, and the organizer of the European Championships, held every second year at Moorsele, Belgium.
The American Bruce McCrea has been based in the Middle East for nearly two decades. A successful manager and trainer in the United States during the 1980s, McCrea served for 14 years as the manager of the King Abdul Aziz Arabian Horse Center in Riyadh, and now manages Al Mohamadia Stud for HRH Prince Abdullah bin Fahd Al Saud. As an international judge, his list of credits includes national shows all over the world (including the U.S.), as well as such top events as the All Nations Cup, the World Championships, Scottsdale, the Arabian Breeders World Cup, and the Egyptian Event. Frank Spönle has been recognized as one of Europe’s top trainers for more than 20 years. Based in Geldern, Germany, he exhibits horses throughout the world for a variety of clients and is the handler for the horses of HH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s Ajman Stud. In 2010, showing for Ajman at the Las Vegas World Cup, Spönle nearly swept the top awards, coming away with the trophies for Junior Champion Filly, Senior Champion Mare and Senior Champion Stallion.
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So, where do you start when getting to know the European and Middle Eastern Arabian scene? Let’s begin with that first impression many Americans have. Yes, European and Middle Eastern horsemen appreciate a pretty head. The question is, how pretty is “pretty?”
Since no one disagrees with a beautiful head, the idea that Europe and the Middle East like them extreme is not a problem; the difference in ideal style, then, rests more with the neck, and many Americans consider the typical European neck short.
“What a lot of people in the States think are pretty heads aren’t pretty enough for here,” says Bruce McCrea. “(In the United States) you hear a lot of people trying to use that catch-phrase ‘a European style head’—well, no, the head they’re talking about often isn’t. In Europe, they have to be super-pretty. At Scottsdale, I saw so many horses that I think we would call ‘American style,’ with good bodies, super long, upright necks and okay heads, but they could not compete in Europe.”
“The Europeans don’t like a long neck? This is not correct,” Christine Jamar demurs. “But if we have to choose between a long neck and a pretty face, we will choose the pretty face. Of course, we all try to produce the long neck and the pretty face.” Breeding for nice necks and beautiful heads, she says, is a goal for most breeders. The key is that each tries to achieve the ideal symmetry that is part of an Arabian’s
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beauty—not create a neck so long that it is out of balance with the rest of the horse. “In Europe, we all know now that we have to put attention on the necks,” she says, “and we will use stallions who will give us longer necks. But we don’t want to lose the short backs, so it is not easy. We love to have the balanced horse, and ‘the balanced horse’ means that the neck must be nice, but not extremely long, because it is not balanced if the back is short.” In fact, a discussion of Jamar’s program is a breeder’s delight. She is the first to mention that her foundation line of *Bandos and his son *Eukaliptus, while it yields ethereally-beautiful heads and long, swan-like necks, also can produce longish backs, a trait probably inherited from *Bandos’ beautiful sire, Negatiw. She counters that influence with shorter-backed individuals who sport lovely heads, but often a short back accompanies shorter necks, so generation after generation, she has
paired stallions and mares reinforcing the desired characteristics—a long neck here, a short back there, reemphasis on the head nearly every time, in a constant search for the perfect balance. A former show jumper, she also appreciates the Arabian’s athletic ability, and breeds with attention to movement, another important factor in the show ring. Tom Schoukens agrees that the look of the European horse is different from the American, and cites the neck. “The necks need to be ‘freakier’ in the States than over here,” he offers, using the slang for its comparative value, not as a criticism. (As Bruce McCrea commented in a recent Tutto Arabi profile, recent years have seen an expanded respect for the different types of horses among horsemen on both sides of the Atlantic.) “We definitely look for pretty horses and faces, and maybe we put them first, but then everything else matters as
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much. The American scene is a lot about the stand-up for the moment, where in Europe, the show attitude and the trotting are equally very important to us, mainly in championships but in the classes too. You score a lot of points with just the movement, and then if the horses put their tails up, that is the whole picture of the horse.” Everyone else echoes that observation: the whole picture of the horse—the balance of its conformation as well as the head, movement and charisma—is paramount. The show requirements reflect this outlook. “That’s a little difference in the style (of showing),” McCrea says. “The European handlers can do a better job of trotting the horses. They don’t go for a real hard stand-up—they’ll stand them up, but they don’t have the real extreme American style—and they’ve got to trot. The Americans, although they’ve gone to a point system, still
don’t worry about the trot so much. Here, they need to have the tail up, be snorting and blowing, and be a good mover. They’ll score high on movement as well as type that way.” “From us to America, I would say that America is a lot more strict in training and showing the horses,” says Frank Spönle, and adds that by ‘us,’ he means both Europe and the Middle East, where show procedures are pretty much the same. “You go in, walk around and drop your whip, with no pressure on the horse when you walk. The head has to go down, you have to stop here, you stand up your horse on the rail and you walk to the judges. It’s very strict, and in that few seconds that you stand up your horse for the judges, the horses have to do it. That’s how they get trained. In Europe, we have a lot more freedom in presenting the horse. If we go a little too much to the left or right, or if they don’t stand exactly on that spot, then you can turn around and maybe try a second time. Our horses can jump around a bit, be happy. That, I think, is the biggest difference.” In his opinion, the size of the classes, the variety of disciplines and the many procedural requirements make it more difficult to be a judge in the United States. “I think in Europe it is very easy to judge horses,” he says. “We have the point system. In Scottsdale, if you have 20 or 30 horses, you need to find your best ones and then do your ranking, decide which is first, which is second, and so on—in a large group. In Europe we give points; sometimes you give one horse an 18 and another a 19, but you judge from horse to horse and are not far away from the others. You think from horse to horse. And then it’s over.” One place where all three arenas—the U.S., Europe and the Middle East—are alike is the fact that most of the time, big money buys the best horses. And because there are more sheikhs investing in Arabians in the European market, the show circuits there and in the sheikhs’ home countries reflect a level of quality that is breathtaking. Christine Jamar voices the attitude of most Europeans. “We say, ‘if the Arabs come to the shows it’s hard to win,’ but then we say, ‘we sold them the horse and we got the money! We can’t very well complain.’” She shrugs. “You have to accept it and you have to be happy about it, or they won’t come back.”
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Tom Schoukens points out that such trends run in cycles. “The Middle Easterners bought many horses because most people (there) started from nothing,” he comments. “So, you had a number of clients all coming at the same time from different parts of the world to buy horses. For the moment, in the Middle East, there are still a few new ones coming, but most of the people pretty much have what they need and they’re beginning to breed their own. They’re still buying once in a while if a superstar shows up, but it’s not that they just buy to buy.” Still, the opportunity is there for European breeders large and small: strike gold just once—breed one superstar—and the rewards will pay for many years of a breeding program. Other than that, everyone says, the market is not especially robust or easy. “I think America has always had a better selling market than Europe,” Schoukens says. “It has never been that easy in Europe. I think it’s similar everywhere in the world; a very good horse will always sell easily, but an average horse will take more time.
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For superstars there are never enough horses. There are always clients for superstars.” Frank Spönle contends that some of the responsibility for a soft marketplace lies with the breeders themselves. “I’m German and have my business in Germany, but if I think about Germany, then I would say it is not positive because there are no new people coming up who want to invest money and go to shows,” he says, and adds that improvement in quality in the show ring over the past 10 years has left some veteran breeders behind. Now without the quality to compete, they have not retrenched for the future. “So, the new people are missing and the old people are not investing.” What drove the marked increase in quality? “I don’t really know,” he answers, “but I guess that there is first of all— at least in Europe, together with the Middle East—a lot of money around, so you see the high quality more often because horses fly more than they ever did 10 years ago. The world is a lot smaller. They are one day in the U.S., one day in Europe, and one in the Middle East.” Another
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factor, he offers, is the availability of frozen semen from the world’s best stallions. “Years ago, people bred mostly within 600 kilometers of their homes. Now they pick up the phone and order the semen they want. It is easier for breeders to breed with high quality.” So, can the average person with some disposable income compete in the European and Middle Eastern market? That depends, says McCrea. “It’s such a competitive show world now that it isn’t easy to find horses to compete with. (People with a lot of money) can buy horses for, basically, whatever it takes.” The European and Middle Eastern community, Jamar says, ranges from average to wealthy or very wealthy. “Everybody can participate,” she comments. That is especially true in the Middle East, where shows preceding the big title events provide opportunities for the rank and file to see their horses pick up awards. “Everyone can participate, but only the first few can go on (to the higher-profile events).” “In the Emirates, there are at least six (big) shows and there are smaller ones up to the big ones in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi,” says Spönle. “There are shows for horses who have been bred in the Gulf countries, and there are shows only for straight Egyptians and there is a smaller level show in Ajman. They try to have shows of lesser quality for the local people—not the sheikhs, but for local people who love to have horses and just want to compete.” In Europe, he says, there is also a level of competition for trainers, owners and horses who are not equipped to compete at the highest levels. “In Europe, there are actually not enough trainers around,” he offers. “There are only a few good ones left, but the ones that we normally would have for the third or fourth quality, we don’t have anymore. This means at the good quality shows like Aachen or Paris, there are good horses around that are well-trained, but the smaller shows have sometimes a problem to get enough entries because there are not enough trainers.” In fact, at Frank Spönle Show Training, he maintains a “second string” of horses, with staff handlers, to accommodate the smaller shows.
Schoukens Training Center also fields horses at a variety of levels of the show ring. “We have clients that are for sure not rich,” Schouken says. “We have all different kinds of clients.” Do Europeans routinely show in the Middle East, or does the expense of travel limit that exposure for most owners? “All the (high level) European trainers show, but not so much the owners,” Bruce McCrea says. “Dubai used to invite horses and pay for them to come, but they don’t do that any more. There are still several owners who will send their horses from Europe to compete (in the Emirates), though, because they are big prize money shows. The two biggest shows here that we do are Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Dubai is $4 million in prize money, and Abu Dhabi is $4.5 million.” For owners and trainers who participate on both the European and Middle Eastern circuits, the year can be long. The Arabian Gulf countries’ high-dollar shows take place in the winter, when escape from the chill of Europe is welcome. As those competitions now draw to a close, the Middle Eastern horses typically head for Europe or, in the case of some, the United States for the Las Vegas World Cup. The European season will gear up in May. For the trainers—some of whom show in other parts of the world, such as Tom Schoukens, who flew out from Dubai for an event in South Africa—it is a busy year. Frank Spönle cards between 35 and 40 shows in a given year; the Schoukens brothers schedule 25 or more. “And every year, the Middle East has more new shows,” Schoukens says. “Only a month ago, I heard there was going to be another show in Abu Dhabi. The interest is very high there.” Dubai, as it does in the global Thoroughbred market, shines as an Arabian venue. “They are very interested in Arabian horses and they promote them here,” Schoukens says. During the Dubai International Arabian Horse Show, signage is everywhere and the show is broadcast on television, he reports. “Of course, it’s normal that the more people see it, the more interested they become. It’s something in their heritage. They have a connection with the Arabian horse; they are naturally attracted to it.”
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So, what does everyone see changing in the near future? Probably nothing earthshaking, they say. “Status quo for a while,” Bruce McCrea figures, and no one substantially disagrees. “We have more shows,” Christine Jamar observes. “We have more Arab countries that are involved in our shows and come with horses. There are more countries that like to join ECAHO.” She concedes that there have been recent disagreements in ECAHO, but notes that the situation is straightened out now, an assessment echoed
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elsewhere. “The organization itself is sound, and there are more countries that want to join it, so every year we have more shows.” At present, she estimates, there are more than 130 competitions under ECAHO’s umbrella in Europe and the Middle East. Any superstars on the horizon? Given the quality of the top horses there, it pays to qualify how “super” the question means. “I don’t see a young superstar in the Middle East at the moment who will be like Marwan or Justice, for example,” Frank Spönle says. “But each year,
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the breeders breed with the top stallions in the world and hope and do interesting things, so who knows? Maybe one day something very, very special will show up who will be a little Marwan or a little Justice.” He adds a caveat. “The thing is also, if we talk about Justice, when he was a young horse, not many people thought he was a superstar.” Spönle, who will be showing WH Justice again in 2011, is especially aware of the stallion’s story. Not perfect himself, Justice blossomed as a sire with successful young show contenders who quickly established his influence in the show ring. “Suddenly, after he turned 4 or 5 and the first foals had been born, people realized that he really is a superstar.” Is the future for the Arabian breed in Europe and the Middle East bright? Opinions vary in intensity, but on the whole are positive. “The economy has never been as good,” Tom Schoukens says. “For the past five or six years, the Middle Eastern market has been growing. Ten years ago we had only the shows in Europe, and it was a very small environment. Now we have shows almost every week, the year round, and there are many new people.” As the Middle Eastern circuit draws to a close, many of the European horsemen we spoke with were preparing to work not only in Europe, but also the United States and other points on the map. “We showed at three shows in the Middle East, at Scottsdale, and we’ll send horses to Europe to get ready for the shows there,” McCrea says, “and then Paris and the U.S. Nationals. We’re probably coming to the World Cup too; our two horses for that are already in the U.S.” Al Mohamadia Stud, he adds, breeds and buys primarily for Europe and the Middle East, and has three separate
strings of show contenders—all the same type of horses, but each aimed at the competition which suits it best, whether that be in Europe, the Middle East, or the U.S. For Christine Jamar, it is business as usual. She, like many Europeans, represents one of the reasons a better understanding of Arabians worldwide is useful for everyone. “I buy and sell horses from the States sometimes, quite a lot,” she says. “Many of the horses I have sold to the Middle East were bought in the U.S.” “The next really exciting thing for me will be Las Vegas,” says Frank Spönle, whose schedule appears jet-propelled. “Sheikh Ammar (of Ajman Stud) is flying two horses to Greg Gallún again, and I will be showing DA Valentino in Las Vegas for David Boggs. It’s Las Vegas. It’s America; I wonder how it will go—it’s for sure exciting. Then in Europe, we will show Justice this year. He is coming in May to my farm, and he will be something special.” Spönle slows down to take stock. “We’ve had a wonderful season in the Middle East already. I have a very nice yearling filly, the Marwan daughter Aj Sawahi (Dubai Silver Champion), coming from Sheikh Ammar, and we’ll show Loubna (Senior Female Champion in Dubai) again; she’ll probably come for Aachen and Paris.” And there are others as well, including one mare bred by Michalów Stud in Poland and now leased by Ajman Stud that particularly have his interest. In fact, he admits, even with the demands of so much travel and the pressure of exhibiting, the idea slowing down or cutting back doesn’t occur to him. “We are looking forward to the season.” n NEXT MONTH: More on the Arabian horse scene in Europe and the Middle East.
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Victor Kerr aboard Imagin (Image x Rafina) accepting the King Farouk Challenge Trophy for the $2,000 Championship Stake Class at the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, National Horse Show.
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If you happened to attend any of the larger all-breed horse shows in the Midwest after the Korean War and on through the 1970s, you noticed a big, handsome young man with a confident smile exhibiting horses in the arabian classes. his mounts seemed to win blues and championships with stunning regularity. (With maddening regularity, if you were in his class!) You knew the minute he came through the in-gate that you
Left and middle: Mraff (Raffles x Masyra).
were riding for second money. If you asked around, you discovered that the capable young gent with the disarming smile was Victor Kerr. For 50 years, arabian horse people slept easier, knowing Kerr was out there on the playing field, quietly advancing the breed’s cause at every opportunity. Generous about sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of arabians and other light breeds, he engaged and inf luenced everyone he met. he was never impressed by his own success. rather, his compassionate training philosophy and friendly, unprepossessing manner gave license to other arabian horse trainers and equine professionals to revere him. arabian horse people invariably found they could turn to Kerr for practical solutions to their most difficult problems. Kerr’s career would take him from coast to coast, to some of North america’s most inf luential arabian nurseries. a list of his clients and employers includes the luminaries John rogers, Bazy Tankersley, anne Mccormick, Daniel J. Gainey, Lloyd Brauninger, and award-winning angus cattle breeder Gene
Turner. Significant sires *Serafix, *Electric Storm and *Naborr, along with such lights as Imagin, Imagination, Sunn Bask, the often under-rated Safinat afnas, and their progeny, all fell within Kerr’s purview, as did many of the top Gainey stallions, including Ferzon, Gai Parada, and Gai Warsaw. Important producers who were show ring champions with Kerr also went on to offer national
Above: Imagination (Image x Rafina).
winners. These included Indian Genii, Blue angel and Ima Geymna, whose *Electric Storm daughter, Ima Electric, was the dam of the well-known U.S. National champion in Ladies’ Side Saddle, Bask Elect. Ima Electric was also the first mare to receive the Supreme Legion of Merit. Victor Kerr and his wife, Detta, bought Ima Electric from Sagamore Park when she was 10 and owned her for the rest of her life. If you were there during the second half of the 20th century and you were paying attention, you saw that Kerr’s graciousness and genuine affection for horse and human made him the perfect role model. In fact, his brand of horsemanship remains a model for arabian enthusiasts today. How It Began—Learning From The Masters Victor Kerr’s story began in Pike county, Ill., in January 1929. “From the time I was 4 or 5 years old, I had a pony to ride and drive,” he recalls. “I rode and drove that pony over all the country roads around me. Whenever I could, I attended the county and state fairs because there were
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horse shows there. That was the big attraction for me. American saddlebreds were in the spotlight at those shows; there were no Arabian shows. “i really wanted to learn to train saddlebreds, so after high school i went to work for John T. Hook in mexico, mo. it was an honor to groom for a top horseman. The term ‘groom’ would later become the more dignified
Indian Genii (Natez x Serafire).
The Kerrs with Blue Angel (*Serafix x Rahaima), Crescenta Ima Electric (Electric Storm x Ima Geymna). (*Serafix x Ganada) and Royal Gold (*Serafix x *Royal Silver).
‘caretaker,’ but i was happy to brag about grooming Hook’s champions. When i told mr. Hook i wanted to learn to train, he began letting me ride a few horses, always under his watchful eye. Whenever he told me what to do with any horse, he explained why.” Widely recognized in his lifetime as one of this nation’s most knowledgeable saddlebred authorities, Hook selected, developed and showed many of that breed’s most influential champions from the 1890s through the early decades of the 20th century. “in the year i was with him, Col. John T. Hook taught me the most and best about training a horse,” acknowledges Kerr, who went to work for the famous horseman in 1948. “i also had the opportunity to work for the Art simmons stable in mexico, mo., and the e.C. Johnston stables in Longview, Texas, before i enlisted in the Air Force in 1950.” simmons, like Hook, was a very successful saddlebred horseman who trained and showed dozens of world’s champions. (more about the colorful horseman can be found in Arthur Simmons: American Icon of the Horse World—A Daughter’s Memories, by Jane simmons, published in 2008.)
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As time went on, the list of great horsemen and horsewomen that Kerr admired included many highlyregarded Arabian trainers. “i always tried to learn from the best,” he says. Among them were Harold brite, Jeff Wonnell, Harold Daugherty, and Tom bason (“true horsemen, as well as gentlemen, always willing to help others”) and the horsewomen at two of the top equestrian programs, mrs. Claude Drew at Christian
College and Cecile Hetzel Dunn at stephens College. (significantly, when Kerr lists people from whom he learned or who inf luenced him, he doesn’t stop with those in his past. He invariably adds some of the young people who worked with him over the years, such as bob Wise, who opened his own barn in southern California, and David savidge, who went on to earn a doctorate, teach in college and write books. savidge also wrote an article about Victor Kerr for Arabian Horse Times, september/october 2001, Vol. 1.) While Kerr was honing his considerable skills with missouri’s finest, the young horsewoman Detta shinn was riding saddlebreds at midwestern shows and on Florida’s sunshine Circuit, where she won high-point titles in equitation and three-gaited competition. she, too, was raised in Pike County, ill., where both the Kerr and the shinn families had been well respected for generations, and where high school student Victor showed Hereford cattle for Detta’s grandfather. However, he wanted to train horses, not lead cattle. After his 1954 discharge from the Air Force, Kerr partnered
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with his friend Bob Emrick to establish Khel abara Stable, his first public training facility, in Pittsfield, Ill. (“Khel abara means ‘trained horse,’” Detta explains.) Both men loved arabians, and Emrick already owned Imagin (Image x rafina, by *raffles) and the chestnut Geym daughter, Geymna (x Imna, by Image), both bought at Selby Stud in Portsmouth, Ohio. When Kerr trained and showed Imagin to the 1955 Three-Gaited championship at the Penn
Electric Storm (Indian Magic x Silfina).
equitation and instructed many amateur riders whose horses Victor was training.” She married Victor Kerr in March 1961. The couple is looking forward to their 50th anniversary. “When Detta started riding some of the arabians,” her husband recollects, “she was such a beautiful rider that
Gama (Phantom x Kama) and Detta Kerr.
National Show in harrisburg, popular radio and TV star arthur Godfrey presented him with the prestigious $2,000 King Farouk challenge trophy. al-Marah arabians owner Bazy Tankersley and others who had seen or heard of the young trainer began to put horses with him. In fact, Tankersley was his first customer. he showed her mare al-Marah Libby to 1957 american horse Shows association high-Point arabian of the Year honors. For breeder Lloyd Brauninger of hubbard, Ohio, Kerr showed the beautiful Imagination, Imagin’s full brother, in English pleasure, formal driving and park, and to the stallion championship at the Indiana State Fair. Imagination became a wonderful broodmare sire. another highpoint of the year came when Detta Shinn joined the barn. “I started riding at Khel abara in 1957, when my grandparents asked Victor to train my mare,” she relates. “he needed another rider for some of his arabian training horses, and the rest is history. I had the privilege of showing some of the best—Mraff, Imagin, *Electric Storm, Ima Electric, the mare Gama (who was later sold to Gainey), Sunn Bask and others. I also taught
*Naborr (Negativ x Lagodna) and Mrs. Anne McCormick.
several of my arabian owners preferred to have her show their horses. Detta rode Imagin to win the Midwest Three-Gaited arabian championship three years in a row. She was very capable showing a horse in driving, as well as under saddle. She deserves much of the credit for any success we have had,” he adds with great pride. Some Of The All-Time Greats In 1963, after nine successful years, Emrick elected to dissolve the Khel abara partnership and stable, so the Kerrs, just two years wed, headed for northern california to work for arabian breeder John rogers. an engineer, rogers saw his first arabians while he was on assignment in the North african desert after World War II. rogers, too, had heard of Kerr’s success, and more importantly, in the breeder’s estimation, of Kerr’s humane approach to training horses. The couple spent a year at rogers’ 150-acre, hilly, mostly-forested ranch in Walnut creek, calif., just east of San Francisco. There they worked with *Serafix and Natez and their progeny. Both stallions would figure prominently in the pedigrees of successful california show and breeding stock, and
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later in the pedigrees of fine Arabian horses throughout the world. Kerr’s encyclopedic memory offers a unique insight into the history of *serafix, one of the most influential sires in mid-century America. “When John rogers went to Crabbet Park to look at stallions, Lady Wentworth told him he should buy *electric storm, who was such a
Sunn Bask (*Bask x Solay).
not long after Victor and Detta Kerr’s first child, melissa, was born, mcCormick relieved Kerr of his duties. Her horses were all trained, so she no longer needed his services, she explained. soon afterward he met Gene Turner at the scottsdale show. Turner was an indiana meatpacker who already had a few Arabian horses. He
Sunn Baska (Sunn Bask x Sweet Gypsie Rose).
wonderful athlete,” he says. “but rogers explained to her that chestnut horses were selling better than grey on the West Coast, so he would take *serafix.” so began a dynasty. When they left the West Coast, the Kerrs headed east, but got no farther than scottsdale. An overnight stop there led to a job at Anne mcCormick’s renowned mcCormick ranch, where Kerr met stallion *naborr. *naborr (negativ x Lagodna, by Posejdon) was foaled at russia’s Tersk stud in 1950. in 1955, the snow white stallion returned to Poland, where his dam, Lagodna, and paternal granddam, Taraszcza, were born. *naborr’s sire, negativ, was by naseem, the skowronek son chosen by england’s Crabbet Park to succeed his sire. in January 1963, heiress Anne mcCormick imported nabor, entered into the American registry as *naborr, to the U.s., where he became—to say the least—a sire of lasting significance. As Victor Kerr handled the gorgeous white stallion and many of his offspring, he noted skowronek’s lasting influence both genotypically and phenotypically. it would have an impact on his life.
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Controlling His Own Destiny
Xanadus Rapsaga (Rapture x Shaitana).
took copious notes at shows and asked a lot of questions, trying to educate himself about the breed. When Turner met Kerr, the man’s staggering knowledge and eagerness to share what he knew were irresistible. Turner tried to hire him on the spot. “but Victor said no thanks, he wanted to control his own destiny,” beth Turner Koller, Gene Turner’s daughter, recalls. “They became friends and colleagues, really, nonetheless.” Turner was also a masterful livestock breeder. He raised fine black Angus cattle, and briefly had a commercial hog operation, but the beautiful Arabian horses were quickly becoming his passion. When Kerr finally came to sagamore Park in 1967, he found stallions Varabi (bay-Abi x bindraffa, by indraff) and Aaduraf, line-bred to *raffles, already installed. Kerr tuned the easy-going Varabi to play several different melodies successfully, but western pleasure was the athletic grey stallion’s strongest sonata. still, neither stallion fit Kerr’s english ideal. He replaced the two with sunn bask and *electric storm,
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both of whom proved to be wonderful outcrosses (but not too far out) for the Selby-bred mares Kerr had advised Turner to procure as the foundation of the Sagamore Park herd. “When we first saw *Electric Storm, he was really skinny,” remembers George Turner, Beth Turner Koller’s brother, older by five years. “But Dad could
Ed Mar Balek (Safinat Afnas x Safinat Sitt Saur).
children. her parents became—and have remained—close friends with the Kerrs. “They still talk weekly,” Wendling offers. “One of Victor’s most remarkable traits is that he was always so giving, and so eager to share his knowledge. his memory is still phenomenal. he recently wrote out, by hand, a story about the first Scottsdale Show. I will always remember
Victor Kerr, Jo Ellis, and Jimmy Dean.
see beyond the skin and bones. he bought *Electric Storm, and we put between 200 and 300 pounds on him. Victor used to throw carrots into his feed bucket every day. “at the 1970 Lasma Sale, Victor advised Dad to buy Solay, a *Sun royal daughter, in foal to *Bask,” Turner continues. Solay’s 1971 colt, Sunn Bask, became a 1977 U.S. National Top Ten in Formal Driving and a top sire. Bred to Xanadus rapsaga (rapture x Shaitana, by riffles), a western pleasure winner with Kerr, he sired rabask, the 1986 U.S. National Western Pleasure champion aOTr who also earned a second national championship and a reserve. Thanks to Kerr’s wise counsel and Turner’s willingness to listen, Sagamore Park youngsters dominated the Indiana futurities while the farm existed. another young rider in the Sagamore barn was cheryl Judge, now cheryl Wendling, who became a family friend. her brother, Brent Judge, and Melissa Kerr were the same age and went to several shows together as young
Gai Parada (Ferzon x Azleta).
Victor’s passion about the benefits of breaking horses to drive. Whenever he and my dad would talk about pedigrees, I soaked up every word.” Kerr’s vast pedigree knowledge made him a natural for reading pedigrees at the Scottsdale sales through the 1970s and into the early 1980s. he read pedigrees at hal, arlene and Gary clay’s Del camino sale, as well as for Gordon Shea, Lasma, Tom chauncey, and half a dozen other breeders. A Quiet Balance “Detta was always Victor’s quiet balance,” Beth Turner Koller reflects. “I started riding with her when they came to Sagamore Park; I was 9. Just as Victor thrives on interaction with people, and with teaching and sharing what he knows, Detta is that much quieter. She has always been a wonderful wife and mother—and a fabulous cook! I also remember her winning quite a lot with Ed Mar Balek. Before she went into the ring, she would let me fix her bun.”
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ed mar balek, another of those intensely skowronekbred horses, was a 1961 son of safinat Afnas. A sane, good-thinking performer who became a reserve national park champion with Kerr up, exhibited a trainability and athleticism that were typical of so many Crabbet-bred Arabians then and now.
“However, it is only fair to consider the rest of the pedigree. most of the *raffles- and *raseyn-bred horses i have trained also have had *mirage blood, which is often overlooked. i have always found the *mirage-bred horses easy to train—and gifted! Just consider: there is *mirage blood in nearly every Varian Arabian, and in Gai Parada
Venadito Canyon Ranch.
Gene Turner died in 1976 and sagamore Park was closed in 1979. The property was sold and the horses dispersed. At famous horseman Jimmy Dean’s recommendation, Daniel J. Gainey, son of Gainey Fountainhead Arabians founder Daniel C. Gainey, hired Kerr for what became a 10-year position as general manager/trainer of their California operation. The Kerrs left indiana for the santa Ynez Valley. At the magnificent, 1,800-acre showplace ranch, Kerr found a second group of Arabian horses intensely linebred to skowronek, this time through his grandsons Ferseyn (by *raseyn) and Azraff (by *raffles). The unmistakable Gainey “look” was perpetuated in every succeeding generation with remarkably little alteration from the original. Were all those energetic genetic connections to skowronek what handed Ferzon (Ferneyn x Fersara, by Ferseyn), his son Gai Parada (x Azleta, by Azraff), and *naborr and his descendants their beautiful, easily recognized phenotypes and willing temperaments? “i have had many close-up skowronek descendants, and most have been easy and good to train,” Kerr responds.
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and most of the Gainey Arabians. many Arabians have *mirage blood.” in 1988, after 10 years at Gainey’s, the Kerrs spent a year at Al-marah Arabians, waiting at the Tucson ranch until Al-marah’s Flagstaff facility was completed. They spent a year in Flagstaff, the historic mountain community north of Phoenix. Then came a call from Gainey’s accountant. Would they talk to a mr. shapiro, owner of a world-class equestrian estate on the santa barbara coast? shapiro raised Longhorn cattle and horses (not Arabians). Would they consider managing the property until it sold? Yes, they would, and moved to Venadito Canyon ranch in 1993. “They were the most wonderful people to work for,” Detta remembers. “The ranch sold in 2000, but the new owners had us stay on until 2004. Victor’s retirement brought us to Texas, to be near our daughter, melissa. melissa now lives in new mexico, but we have no plans to relocate.” Detta now lives in Lago Vista, outside Austin. “i am 17 miles away from Victor’s nursing home.”
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Living Within The Rules Life is filled with ironies, and Victor Kerr’s is no exception. he suffered a sudden, major stroke in 2008. “he can no longer walk,” his wife of 50 years explains. “This has necessitated the help of a good nursing home, where I visit him daily, if possible.” although Victor Kerr’s locomotion may be compromised, his remarkable mind is as sharp as it ever was. The good
“Victor made our whole horse experience so much richer, so much more fun,” Turner adds. “I got to ride with him to shows in the six-horse van. My parents trusted him implicitly, allowing me to go with him to great shows everywhere, from the american royal in Kansas city to Scottsdale to shows in Wisconsin and Illinois, and the Phoenix a to Z Show. For a long time, I thought the ‘a to Z’ stood for the alphabet, until I learned that it refers to ‘aid to Zoo’!” he admits with a laugh.
Victor and Detta Kerr.
sportsmanship, kindness and uncompromising integrity he has taught and lived these many years, remain intact, strong and clear.
“I grew up surrounded by wonderful people,” says an emotional Beth Turner Koller. “Victor taught us all some wonderful life lessons. an important one was to enjoy and be satisfied with the success within our reach. Longing for something beyond our grasp didn’t help anybody, he pointed out. Victor was the consummate horseman, and the horses and riders he produced were always the absolute best each one of their potentials would allow them to be. he loved to teach people and horses, loved to see them learn and succeed.” “I can’t say often enough what a wonderful person he is,” echoes George Turner. “he ended up being almost like my uncle. he was so patient with me, a typical teenager, and great at keeping me on track. he has such a sunny, optimistic personality—always looking for the positive, never the negative—in everything.
“he is extremely ethical, both morally and in training horses. his understanding of how to get horses to want to do something allowed him to develop really good saddle horses. and Victor always taught us there was no need to cheat or try to cut corners. he said that if you work hard enough, know enough, and love what you are doing enough, you will be a success. My parents thought the world of Detta, too. We all loved and cared about her as much as we did Victor.” “at horse shows, we could never get to dinner because Victor was always helping somebody, explaining something or working horses,” remembers Beth. “another thing he taught us was to live within the rules, to have integrity! We learned we were never to bend the rules and/or compromise ourselves or our intentions. That was part of the amazing culture surrounding him. In the 12 years he was at Sagamore Park, he drew truly high quality people to him, like Joe Judge, cheryl’s father, an Indiana Supreme court Justice—people of that caliber. and he has never, ever compromised his integrity.” n
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PCF Vision by Colleen Scott
PCF Vision (Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA)
At PCF Arabians, Tonasket, Wash., “visions” are apparent everywhere—from the breathtaking views of the Cascade mountains to the equally breathtaking Arabian horses. There is but one, however, that captures the “vision” of Arabian breeders Sam and Laura Peacemaker and family. it is the stallion PCF Vision. 242 | A r A bi A n Hor Se T i meS
by the incomparable marwan Al Shaqab and out of the beautiful mare Veronica GA, this young stallion is poised to make an impact on the breed for decades to come, something for which the Peacemaker family is ecstatic. The breeding program, started 18 years ago by Sam and Laura with the purchase of a 4-year-old Aladdinn
Crystal Vision PCF, by PCF Vision.
Echo son (who they still own), was based on the goal of breeding Arabian horses that exceeded expectations, creating “timeless beauty.” The Peacemaker family built their program with careful attention to type, conformation, quality and charisma, believing those attributes are achieved by creating and then maintaining a strict and selective breeding program. Their unwavering commitment to that vision has resulted in what is an incredible herd of over 50 Arabian horses, including U.S. National, Canadian National, Scottsdale and World Cup title holders. In 2006, daughter Elise Peacemaker recalls, they decided to breed Marwan Al Shaqab to Veronica GA. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) holds Qatari, Nations Cup, World Cup, European and U.S. National championship titles. Veronica GA (Versace x Echo Belle) was the 2004 U.S. National Futurity Filly Champion. “We believed that the pairing of Marwan’s incredible attributes to Veronica’s gorgeous Versace/Echo Magnifficoo ‘look’ would produce amazing results,” she says. “We very much wanted a colt out of that cross. We believed in Vision from the very start! When he was born, he was everything and more for what we had hoped.” That PCF Vision would be a success in the show ring was not unexpected given his lineage. In 2010, he was Arabian Breeders World Cup Junior Stallion Reserve Champion, Canadian National Futurity Colt Reserve Champion and U.S. National Futurity Colt Reserve Champion. “It is an honor for me to train and show a horse with such amazing
2011 PCF Vision Filly
quality as PCF Vision,” says trainer Joao Rodrigues. “Yet, apart from his beauty and charisma, what makes him unique is his incredible heart—a heart that never quits trying, never quits showing. As Frank Lloyd Wright said, ‘The heart is the chief feature of the functioning mind.’” “Showing Vision throughout the show circuit in 2010 was incredible,” says Elise. “The support and the good wishes from all of Vision’s fans were very rewarding. It’s amazing that a stallion we bred and believe in can excite and gain support from people all across the nation. Thank you to all of Vision’s fans and supporters at the different shows!” Whether or not the stallion will be shown in 2011 is still being determined. In the meantime, the Peacemaker family is focused on his career in the breeding shed. “It is very exciting to see his foals start to hit the ground and see the impact Vision is creating with all the very different bloodlines that we have in our mares,” says Elise. “We bred him to daughters of Afire Bey V, Magnum Chall HVP, Enzo, Padrons Psyche, DA Valentino, Khadraj NA, and Psymadre; we are really excited about the results. He is consistently siring beautiful faces and the long, hooky and extreme neck for which the halter arena is looking.” According to Elise, Vision’s first filly Crystal Vision PCF wowed many people in Scottsdale because she has what her sire has—smooth body with extreme neck and type. “We couldn’t be happier with PCF Vision as a sire, and we look forward to what the rest of the 2011 foaling season has in store,” she concludes. n M A RCH 2011 | 243
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Forces Of Nature by Linda White
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When connie raun was a little girl, growing up in storm Lake, iowa, she idolized Alan, one of her three older brothers. she followed him around, the archetypal younger sister whose adoration was unconditional. When Alan was 6, he got a pony, so naturally, his little sister wanted a pony too. “it never happened,” she remembers. “i read all The Black Stallion books and i drew horses. When i was about 14, i told Alan, ‘i’ll show you! i’ll marry some man who loves horses, and then i’ll get my own!’” Things didn’t turn out exactly that way, but connie’s life rolled on. she was a talented vocalist and trombone player, and although she admits that she was not a particularly inspired music student, her considerable talent led her to accept a music scholarship at a small iowa teachers’ college. she later transferred to iowa state University, where all three of her older brothers were students. At school she met Alan’s fraternity brother and fellow animal husbandry major, rob Foss. she fell in love with him, and he, with her. “by the time i graduated from high school, i had decided to become a veterinarian, like Alan,” she recalls. “However, 246 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
i got a rude awakening. i was told that no girls were admitted into the veterinary program. That was the policy in 1948.” connie raun and robert L. (rob) Foss married and moved to memphis, mo., a small town in the northeast part of the state, and began farming. Their livestock consisted of cows and other farm animals, plus two riding horses, but the day-to-day headaches and back-breaking work of farming and raising livestock soon reminded them of how many hours in a 24-hour day raising large animals can consume. They opted for the alternative of a grain elevator, and saved their involvement with the Arabian horses they both loved for retirement. They had four sons, so in the natural order of child-rearing, connie found herself slipping easily into her role as the den mother of a cub scout troop. “i had learned how to whittle from watching my brothers, so i showed the boys how to whittle bear claws to wear on thongs around their necks,” she says. “And i thought,
Forces oF Nature ‘if i can whittle a bear claw, i can carve a horse’s head!’ i started carving Arabian horses’ heads to hang on our stall fronts at shows, and i carved several to take to a horse sale in Des moines. i made my first sale that day—$50. The business grew like crazy, with commissions to carve many famous horses. “KeG Arabians owner Ken Guilbeaux commissioned me to carve 36-inch high, black walnut busts of *marsianin and Tornado, and a smaller one of *marsianin’s beautiful young daughter, exotika. *marsianin was the 1981 U.s. national champion stallion that Guilbeaux owned with Howard Kale Jr., who had imported him from russia. i happened to find a huge black walnut stump, which i cleaned up and used as the base for all three sculptures. i carved a full body sculpture of *napitok for Dr. Dee Whittlesey, and for the Tom Gray family, of Act Three Arabians, i carved a sculpture of their *bask daughter, Anitaa. she was the 1981 U.s. national reserve champion and 1982 canadian national champion, and
she earned U.s. national Top Tens in both halter and english pleasure in 1984. “For the mcLaughlins, of bru-bet Arabians, i sculpted four stallions, one of whom was GG Jabask. For another breeder i carved a full body portrait of a lovely filly that had died of sciDs. The morris Animal Foundation used the sculpture in their fundraising efforts to promote the search for a diagnostic test for the inherited immunodeficiency disorder.” she attempts to explain her fascination for the discipline she has embraced. “sculpting involves a lot more physicality than most other artists’ media,” she offers. “i love the physical aspects of my work.” Keep in mind that Foss graduated from high school in 1948. That was 63 years ago, making her a phenomenon, a force of nature. How many other luminously creative people continue to excel in their chosen fields decade after decade, for more than half a century, without missing a beat? Any individual who consistently births superb examples of his or her unique gifts, whatever they may be, demands our respect. but when an unusually talented and committed craftsman continues to produce, decade after decade, we are dumbfounded, as the years merge into a lifetime and those few gifted souls experience no lessening in the quality of what they produce, nor in the fire blazing in their hearts. such hard work would deter many a would-be artist/sculptor,
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Forces oF Nature but not this one. she soldiers on with no intention of slowing down or quitting. When the Fosses sold their grain elevator in 1989, they relocated to Prescott, Ariz. connie began sculpting in other media, and taking inspiration from other models. she now works in wood, clay, and welded steel, and her models include everything from giraffes, lions and bulls, to dogs and elephants, all wrought with understanding, love and sensitivity. sculpture by Foss can be found in private collections in most states and many countries. in fact, the present King of saudi Arabia owns the number one edition of the bronze sculpture, “style.” Foss believes that her artistic expression springs from her long association with horses, the horses that also inspired other of her family members. Her big brother Alan, now Alan raun D.V.m., is a well-known,
known for championing the non-surgical embryo transfer protocol. “conception rates with this technique were consistently higher than those with the surgical technique practiced at the time,” Dr. rob Foss says. “There was some initial resistance, but the non-surgical technique is now used almost universally. This has allowed embryo transfer to be used on a far larger basis, and has spared recipient mares from countless surgeries.” To learn more about Dr. Foss and his work at equine medical services, in columbia, mo., see the “Advances in equine reproductive science and Technology: now measured in Light Years” series that appeared in the Arabian Horse Times in 2010. “if his father and i hadn’t made the decision to become involved with Arabians in the early 1960s,” his mother points out, “equine medical services would not exist today—nor would robert r. Foss D.V.m. or the contributions he has made.” The ripple effects from that decision have spread outward, making a difference in the lives of probably countless horses and humans.
highly respected Hackney pony and American saddlebred breeder, clinician and UseF judge. Dr. raun and his wife, Dotty, have bred numerous world’s champions in both breeds. Two influential modern saddlebred sires, stonewall’s main event and Phi slama Jama, stood at the couple’s breeding and training operation, reedannland, in cumming, iowa. Phi slama Jama was also an important national show Horse sire. Dr. Alan raun still can be seen in the show ring occasionally, driving a young harness pony, cob-tail or roadster whose name begins with “reedann’s.” Like his uncle Alan, rob and connie’s third son, robert r. Foss D.V.m., is an equine reproductive specialist, well-
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“Dr. rob is one of our two sons who earned their way through college with the money they made breeding, raising and selling Arabian horses,” she adds. “rob would not have become a veterinarian at all—at one time he wanted to be an astronaut—had he not grown up surrounded by Arabian horses.” robert L. Foss, connie’s husband, passed away in 1998. Her most devoted supporter, it was he who suggested that she add what he called “functional art”—furniture—to her repertoire. That led to the breathtaking limited edition benches and tables of all sizes that have become as famous and as much in demand as her sculptures. However, with his death she faced living and working without her partner. she took over the sanding and sub-
Forces oF Nature fronts at horse shows,” she continues. “That is another instance of how association with this wonderful breed can change our lives. Foss Farm Arabians came into existence when rob and i realized that if we were going to enjoy Arabian horses when we retired, we had better have something already underway long before that day arrived. slowly, we purchased breeding stock, and those horses became my first models. my sculpture and wood carving blossomed from there.
contracted the machining work he had done for her for so many years. While her slender, feminine frame belies her physical strength and agility, she was forced to acknowledge her own limitations. “one day i tried to get a large bronze of a grizzly bear out of my studio and into the car,” she says, shaking her head now at the preposterous plan. “There i was, pushing and pulling and staggering around. i even tried to lift it and carry it outside. ridiculous! i was going to need help, so i rented a portion of my studio to a woodworker and finish carpenter. He does the sanding and laminating for me, and i have found someone else to do the staining and lacquering.” most of the pieces Foss creates are limited edition pieces and commissioned sculptures. “The irony is that it all really started with the Arabian horse heads i carved to decorate the Foss Farm stall
“i cannot begin to express how much Arabian horses have enriched my own and my family members’ lives, or how grateful we are for the privilege of the relationship. my work has taken me places where i could see firsthand what a tremendous influence and what life-changing differences these horses can make if we let them.” Foss’s work seems to come from a mythical land of the imagination, like narnia in c.s. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Her artistic gift undimmed by time, connie Foss, like the horses she loves, remains a force of nature. Finding such a wealth of talent, energy and versatility in a single individual takes us beyond the unusual and into extremely rare territory. browse through Sculpture by Foss at www.sculpturebyfoss.com, and you, too, will be affected and amazed by the artwork and its subjects and by the artist herself. You will want to return to the images, as you would to a favorite film, again and again. n
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Equine Infectious Anemia In Horses, Part I The Virus And Its Transmission by Heather smith Thomas equine infectious Anemia (eiA) was often called “swamp fever” in the past, and has been recognized in the U.s. for more than 150 years. The virus that causes this disease affects horses, mules and donkeys and is not contagious to humans. it is a blood-borne disease that under natural conditions is spread mechanically from horse to horse by large biting flies. However, it also can be very effectively transmitted by humans using veterinary instruments (such as hypodermic needles) on more than one horse. r. Frank Cook, Ph.D., Assistant research Professor at the University of Kentucky’s maxwell Gluck equine research Center, says this virus is a relative of human immunodeficiency virus (HiV). “The retroviruses compose different families,” he says. “HiV, eiAV, simian immunodeficiency virus (siV), and maedi/visna virus are all known as lentiviruses.” The viruses within this genus of retroviruses cause persistent infection that often results in chronic, progressive, and in some instances fatal disease. “eiA is actually the simplest, at the genetic level, of all the lentiviruses,” he adds. “The more genetically complex immunodeficiency viruses, such as HiV, infect macrophages and CD4 T-cells. These T-cells can be likened to the generals of the immune system.” They are crucial to a healthy immune system. People who get HiV eventually develop AiDs because their infection results in the destruction of CD4 T-cells; there is no way for the body to fight off pathogens. “in contrast, eiA virus replicates in macrophages,” says Cook. “it does not infect T-cells, so it doesn’t cause long-term immunodeficiency. This is the major difference. We see a short-term immunodeficiency after infection, but the immune system recovers because the eiA virus is not taking out the T-cells. 250 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
“other than this major difference, the eiA virus is very similar to HiV and employs some of the same strategies to persist in the body,” he continues. “one thing about the lentiviruses that makes them so difficult to control is that they are designed to replicate in the face of very strong immune responses. They don’t hide. by contrast, the herpes viruses find some way to hide and become inactive in the body so the immune system can’t see them.” Later, those viruses can recrudesce (reappear) and cause problems. This reemergence is typical of equine herpes viruses and human herpes viruses (that cause cold sores, shingles, etc.). in cattle we see the same thing with ibr (infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, another herpes virus). We do not always know why the herpes viruses reappear in the body after being latent for long periods, but it may be due to stress or a number of other factors. “There are all sorts of theories about this,” says Cook. “but the lentiviruses like HiV and eiA replicate in the face of very strong immune response. They have evolved ways of defeating the body’s immune responses.” The best that the animal can do is control the infection; it can never get rid of it. When these viruses jump species, as in HiV (which was originally a chimpanzee virus that jumped to humans), the disease may change. “We usually don’t see disease in chimps, but when HiV jumped into humans it started to cause disease,” he says. Humans were not as adapted to handling this virus. in some cases where a lentivirus and its host have been associated for very long periods of time (perhaps thousands of years), the two may co-evolve to minimize signs of disease. “The original animal host’s body controls replication of the virus and/or is resistant to its more destructive aspects,” he says. “The
A Leg Up net result is that in the case of the parent of hIV in chimps or SIV in african Green Monkeys, the virus doesn’t cause excessive damage to the T-cells (as it does with hIV in humans). We don’t see that damage and long-term immunodeficiency developing as it does in people. The problem with hIV is that it jumped from a non-human primate into people, who were more vulnerable to its effects.
“With some insectspread viruses, such as West Nile, there’s a replication and amplification phase within the insect,
“EIa uses many of the same strategies as hIV to persist. Once a horse is infected, it is infected for life. There have been no records of a cure. The best the body can do is control it. Most infected horses are eventually able to control the infection and keep the viral replication down to a low level. Every day the virus is replicating and killing cells, and the horse’s immune system is killing virus-infected cells and getting rid of the virus.” It is an on-going war for the rest of the horse’s life, and the body’s active immune responses are involved in controlling it. “If a horse that has been infected for a long time becomes immuno-suppressed (such as when given antiinf lammatory therapy using cortico-steroids), up pops the virus again,” says cook. “The virus levels start rising in that animal, and it may cause disease.”
but with EIa it is purely mechanical. Usually it’s the large, biting horse flies and deer flies that pick it up on their mouthparts, and if their feeding is disturbed, they may go to another horse and bite it, and transmit the virus. There have been some very good studies done in the 1970s and 1980s on transmission, “The EIA virus is spread by where the researchers blood. ‘There’s not much looked at how far a fly would go to another evidence that there is any sexual animal and how long transmission of this virus,’ he the virus persisted on says. ‘It is mainly spread by the mouthparts before it infected blood. We assume that could no longer transmit. Basically, it only lasts on it is carried from horse to horse the fly mouthparts for via biting insects.’” about 30 minutes.”
Transmission From Horse To Horse The EIa virus is spread by blood. “There’s not much evidence that there is any sexual transmission of this virus,” he says. “It is mainly spread by infected blood. We assume that it is carried from horse to horse via biting insects. With very sensitive methods of detection, we do find the virus in nasal secretions, but there is no good evidence that it is transmitted that way. It may be at too-low levels in the nasal secretions. The main method of spread is insect-borne mechanical transmission.
These viruses can’t withstand drying. “The lentiviruses are not as hardy as the flu viruses or some of the hepatitis viruses that can persist in the environment for long periods of time,” says cook. “hIV is not tough at all; it does not survive outside the body for very long. EIa is a little tougher. It can survive for at least 30 minutes in the open air on an insect’s mouthparts.” It may survive even longer on a needle or in a syringe. The most effective means of transmitting this virus is by humans—we are much more effective than the horsefly. This is mainly because there is usually more blood transferred from horse to horse by the needle we use than can be transferred by a fly.
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A Leg Up “Some very good calculations have been done on this,” says Cook. “If a horsefly bites a horse during the acute stage of EIA, when he is clinically infected by this virus (showing clinical disease, with viral levels at their highest in the blood), you may have a million virus particles per milliliter of blood, and this gives the best chance for transmission by the fly. When the clinical signs subside, this coincides with a massive reduction in the amount of virus. It may go from a million infectious particles to less than 10 particles in that milliliter of blood. A horse is much more likely to transmit the virus when he is sick with EIA. The fly will take up about 10 of those particles and is likely to transmit one of them if it was to bite another horse within the 30 minutes.”
“This doesn’t mean it can’t happen, but the risk is much less than when the horse has an active infection and fever,” he adds. “In contrast, when people use the same needles and syringes on several horses, they have the potential to transfer far more EIAV-contaminated blood than any fly. This is because the volume of blood in/on a hypodermic needle is (depending on the gauge) a thousand to ten thousand times more than the mouthparts of even the largest species of horsefly. So, the chances of transmitting the virus by human action are much higher. If the blood is in a syringe or needle the virus can persist for at least 96 hours and still be infective, because that volume doesn’t dry out as fast.” The virus is more protected.
There have been a number If a fly bites a horse that has of outbreaks of EIA around controlled the infection, with the world in the past several no signs of disease, there are “If a fly bites a horse that has decades due to transmission fewer infectious particles in controlled the infection, with no by syringes and needles or the blood. That horse would signs of disease, there are fewer via blood products taken need to have many more bites from one horse and put into before there is likelihood for infectious particles in the blood.” another. Blood transfusions transmission. It would be a or the use of plasma (as to case of the fly just happening transfer passive immunity to to pick up an infectious a foal that didn’t obtain colostrum from the dam) can particle and passing it to another horse within the spread EIA if the blood is taken from an untested donor optimum time frame. horse that happens to be a carrier of EIA. “We’ve seen incidences in Florida, on some quarantine Horses should be tested before they are ever used as ranches, where long-term infected horses have donors, and horsemen should also be careful never to controlled their viruses for many years and have been in use the same needle and syringe on more than one the same pastures with uninfected horses, and the virus horse. “We have seen situations in South America where has not been transmitted to the uninfected horses,” gauchos have used one needle for all horses,” says Cook. he says. The virus levels are so low in the blood of the “They have spread that virus very efficiently in certain infected horses that there is less chance for a fly to pick parts of Brazil, for instance.” n up a virus particle and pass it to another horse.
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SeminarS/clinicS/SaleS/ Open houSe/awardS April 23, 2011, Michael Byatt Arabians Open House, New Ulm, Texas. Contact: 979-357-2614. April 30-May 1, 2011, Varian Arabians Spring Fling, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Sheila Varian, 805-489-5802.
Regional ShowS/championShipS and endurance/competitive trail
April April 28-May 1, 2011, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lollie Ames, 952-492-6590. MAy May 3-7, 2011, Region 12 Championship, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. May 12-15, 2011, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June June 2-5, 2011, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 2-5, 2011, Region 5 Sport Horse Qualifier and Championship, Auburn, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. June 2-5, 2011, Region 11 Dressage, Hunter/ Jumper, Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 4, 2011, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. June 7-11, 2011, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 9-12, 2011, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698.
June 15-18, 2011, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. June 16-19, 2011, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 17-18, 2011, Region 2 Sport Horse Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 21-25, 2011, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 23-25, 2011, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 23-26, 2011, Region 13 Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 24-26, 2011, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 25-26, 2011, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Denison, 530-666-1363. June 25-26, 2011, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 30-July 3, 2011, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114.
July July 2-3, 2011, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Jennifer Milburn, 541-231-7247. July 6-10, 2011, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 6-10, 2011, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. July 7-10, 2011, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 12-16, 2011, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 14-17, 2011, Region 9 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Waco, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. July 20-23, 2011, Region 16 Championship, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. July 26, 2011, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 28-30, 2011, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456.
August August 2-7, 2011, Region 17 Pre-Show and Championship, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. August 5-7, 2011, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837.
MArch March 24-27, 2011, Arab Rally In The Valley A and B, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-746-4375. March 25-27, 2011, Rancho CA Spring Show A and B, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. March 25-27, 2011, Alabama All Arabian, Andalusia, Alabama. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. March 31-April 1, 2011, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. March 31-April 3, 2011, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. March 31-April 3, 2011, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April April 1-3, 2011, Deseret A and B, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. April 1-3, 2011, Western Carolinas Spring Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. April 2-3, 2011, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 2-3, 2011, Arabian Springfest II A and B, Gifford, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. April 2-3, 2011, The Arabian Celebration, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352215-0710. April 8-10, 2011, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-4521492. April 8-10, 2011, NCAHA/ODAHA All Arab A and B Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. April 8-11, 2011, Fiesta Del Mar A and B, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-6422072. April 14-15, 2011, Utah Valley Arabian, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208234-0157. April 14-17, 2011, Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Scott Bailey, 480-471-1715. M A RCH 2011 | 253
Calendar Of Events April 15-17, 2011, Annual magnolia spring Classic, Perry, Georgia. Contact: nancy baker, 828-817-0359. April 22-24, 2011, Arabians in motion At The Hood, boring, oregon. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. April 22-24, 2011, border bonanza A and b, Kansas City, missouri. Contact: ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 22-24, 2011, oHAHA springtime, springfield, ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 22-24, 2011, spring Arabian Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. April 26-27, 2011, AsHo4U, scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lollie Ames, 952-492-6590. April 29-May 1, 2011, Daffodil Arab spring show A and b, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey oâ€™Donnell, 253-988-4265. April 29-May 1, 2011, Colorado Classic, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne burton, 303-665-3307. April 29-May 1, 2011, The mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: sherry mcGraw, 903-872-7279. April 29-May 1, 2011, CrAA spring Derby sport Horse show, northampton, massachusetts. Contact: susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. MAy May 5-8, 2011, Cascade Arabian Youth benefit, spanaway, Washington. Contact: susy birch, 360-540-4425. May 5-8, 2011, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, oklahoma. Contact: Velma boodt, 918-284-7505. May 6-8, 2011, red bluff Arabian Horse show, red bluff, California. Contact: sharon richards, 916-645-2288. May 6-8, 2011, sahara sands spring Classic, st. Paul, minnesota. Contact: mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. May 6-8, 2011, empire state Arab show, syracuse, new York. Contact: marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 12-15, 2011, AHAsFV 48th Annual Arabian Horse show, santa barbara, California. Contact: sharon richards, 916-645-2288. May 12-15, 2011, Zia Classic Horse show A and b, Albuquerque, new mexico. Contact: Lois seibel, 505-345-2244. May 12-15, 2011, AHAbC Classic, Langley, british Colombia, Canada. Contact: marla Patterson, 604-574-3785. May 13-15, 2011, Treasure Valley Classic, nampa, idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 13-15, 2011, Great Plains Arab Classic A and b, Lincoln, nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. 254 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
May 13-15, 2011, CAHC spring show A and b, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne read, 303-648-3261. May 13-15, 2011, ArK Arab Victory Challenge, Texarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. May 13-15, 2011, niAHAC may ii show, springfield, illinois. Contact: Pamela scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 13-15, 2011, Hudson Valley Arabian, West springfield, massachusetts. Contact: marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 19-22, 2011, Diablo Arab spring show, elk Grove, California. Contact: nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 19-22, 2011, AHACo Arabian Horse show, salem, oregon. Contact: betty engleman, 360-425-7798. May 19-22, 2011, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, san Antonio, Texas. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. May 20, 2011, nJHAHA Hunter show, Allentown, new Jersey. Contact: Joan mitch, 610-914-7008. May 20-22, 2011, nJHAHA Arab A and b show, Allentown, new Jersey. Contact: Joan mitch, 610-914-7008. May 21-22, 2011, northern minnesota Arabian Horse show, sauk Centre, minnesota. Contact: 320-352-3718. May 21-22, 2011, old Dominion summer Fun show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Janet beehler, 804-478-5711. May 26-29, 2011, ohio buckeye sweepstakes, Columbus, ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 27-29, 2011, ieAHC memorial Day Classic A and b, spokane, Washington. Contact: susy birch, 360-540-4425. May 27-29, 2011, montana Arabian show A and b, billings, montana. Contact: becky mcallister, 406-861-4929. May 27-29, 2011, spindletop spring Arab show, Katy, Texas. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. May 27-29, 2011, AHC of CT Horse show, West springfield, massachusetts. Contact: marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 28-29, 2011, Comstock AHA Desert spring A and b, Carson City, nevada. Contact: shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. June June 1-2, 2011, region 1 Pre-show, Del mar, California. Contact: Jean beck, 559-642-2072. June 1-5, 2011, illinois/Arab, inc. All Arabian show, springfield, illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 3-5, 2011, showtime 2011, east Lansing, michigan. Contact: sally epps, 920-992-3293.
June 3-5, 2011, nC PAHA show A and b, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia mcQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 3-5, 2011, Virginia Arabian Horse show A and b, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. June 4-5, 2011, indianhead Arabian Horse show, rice Lake, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 6-11, 2011, egyptian event, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: The Pyramid society, 859-231-0771. June 8, 2011, region 10 Pre-show, st. Paul, minnesota. Contact: mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 9-12, 2011, WA midsummer Classic A and b, monroe, Washington. Contact: betty engleman, 360-425-7798. June 10-12, 2011, AHAeC summer sizzler A and b, London, ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. June 11-12, 2011, medallion i and ii All Arabian, Wilmington, ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 11-12, 2011, eastern Classic, Hamburg, new York. Contact: marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 15-16, 2011, region 2 sport Horse Pre-show, santa barbara, California. Contact: sharon richards, 916-645-2288. June 16-17, 2011, shenandoah Valley Classic A and b, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. June 16-19, 2011, Hoosier Horse Classic, edinburgh, indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 17-18, 2011, region 12 Youth Jamboree, Clemson, south Carolina. Contact: robert obermiller, 828-674-1758. June 17-19, 2011, red Deer Classic A and b, red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Aldona Tracey, 780-986-6731. June 18-19, 2011, island Classics show A and b, Victoria, british Colombia, Canada. Contact: Wendy Don, 250-722-0162. June 18-19, 2011, AHAnm Training show, expo, Albuquerque, new mexico. Contact: www.nmarab.com June 18-19, 2011, nJHAHA Classic A and b, Allentown, new Jersey. Contact: Joan mitch, 610-914-7008. June 18-19, 2011, shenandoah Valley Championship A and b, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: sherri re, 281-513-5745. June 20-21, 2011, region 4 Pre-show, nampa, idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 21-22, 2011, region 2 Pre-show, santa barbara, California. Contact: sharon richards, 916-645-2288.
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June 22, 2011, Region 13 Pre-Show A and B, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 23, 2011, Region 6 Pre-Show, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 24-25, 2011, WDHA Dressage and Sport Horse Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 24-26, 2011, Finger Lakes Arab Summer Festival, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 28-29, 2011, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 30-July2, 2011, AHANE 57th Arabian Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. July July 1-2, 2011, Arabians In Motion Sport Horse Classic, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Jenniefer Milburn, 541-231-7247. July 1-3, 2011, Pennsylvania Arab Games, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. July 1-3, 2011, Wild Rose Horse Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. July 10, 2011, Summertime Celebration, Longmont, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. July 10-12, 2011, Region 3 Last Chance Show, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 20, 2011, Region 16 Hunter/Jumper Qualifier, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. July 27, 2011, Region 18 Last Chance Show, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 29-30, 2011, AAHABC Junior & Amateur Show, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726.
August August 3-4, 2011, Eastern Arabian Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. August 6-7, 2011, Daffodil Arabian Summer Show, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey Oâ€™Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 10-12, 2011, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. August 12, 2011, Gold Coast Classic, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 13-14, 2011, Gold Coast Amateur Show, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 18-21, 2011, AHAM Summer Show, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. August 19-21, 2011, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Sally Dunn, 561-784-4632. August 26-28, 2011, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510.
May 27-29, 2011, John Zink Competitive Trail Ride (A), Skitook, Oklahoma. Contact: Art Byrd, 918-363-7747.
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June June 17, 2011, Southeast MN 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 17, 2011, Region 10 Endurance Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 18, 2011, Region 10 Competitive Trail Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 18, 2011, Southeast MN 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. July July 2-3, 2011, Moulton Creek 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Pritchard, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Terry Boscher, 250-577-3558. August August 7-10, 2011, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscoda, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660.
July 23-30, 2011, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. August 15-20, 2011, Canadian Nationals, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. september 27-october 2, 2011, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. october 21-29, 2011, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.
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