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Contents Issue 3 • Volume 44, No. 10 1 oak ridge Cover Story: *Wieza Mocy—The Tower Of Power

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Wieza Mocy (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen), owned by Oak Ridge Arabians.

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by Mary Kirkman

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Coming Soon … The 2014 AHBA World Cup

by Anne Stratton

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Baahir El Marwan

by Jeff Wallace

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AHT On Giving Back—If You Talk The Talk, You Have To Walk The Walk

by Anne Stratton

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by Kara Larson

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Announcing The $75,000 Added ARBC Futurities For Arabian And Half-Arabian Reining Horses

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by Kara Larson

Leaders Of The Times: Regency Cove—The Future Is Now

The 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

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Scottsdale’s Arabian & Half-Arabian Futurity Reining Classic Brings Money, Riders And Praise by Sue Adams

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by Christy Egan

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Scottsdale Photo Contest Top Entries

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2014 Scottsdale Leading Sires

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by Anne Stratton

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2013 National Western Pleasure Leaders

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by Joanna Kale

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by Talitha Bakker

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In Memoriam

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Thunder—An Arabian Icon

by Kara Larson

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Comments From The Publisher

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Faces & Places

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From The Readers: “My Arabian Love Story”

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Calendar Of Events

300

Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers

HA Toskcan Sun—Keep Your Light In The Piazza … Here Comes The Sun!

The Lure Of Western Pleasure

Karho International—Celebrating 75 Years Of Excellence, Part II Don Luciano SL—Bringing The Definition Of Type To A Different Level!


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Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee Writers Mary Kirkman Kara Larson Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Walter Mishek Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Print & Web Design Tony Ferguson Leah Matzke Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Sales/Editorial Assistant Accounts Receivable Karen Fell Sales Associate Kristin Hamway Sales/Editorial Assistant Deb Trebesch © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 44, No. 10, March, 2014, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 20276 Delaware Avenue, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. Periodical postage paid at Jordan, Minnesota 55352 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • P OSTMASTER: Please send returns to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; and address changes to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816. For subscription information, call 1-855-240-4637 (in the U.S.A.) or 952-492-3213 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • P .O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816 • Tel: 952-492-3213 • F ax: 952-492-3228 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

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In the past few years, as technology has improved in leaps and bounds, it’s become possible to enjoy all the big competitions without ever leaving your office or living room with the accessibility of live feed in our industry. You just click, and there are the classes, right before your eyes. In general, we’ve all applauded the convenience. But I wonder … Is this really good for the Arabian breed? Are we making it so easy for horse fans to see the shows that we are further diminishing the number of spectators in the seats? There are two aspects to consider. First, I say “further” diminish because, of course, the question of lighter attendance predates being able to watch shows online. I’m just asking if live feed is part of it. Second, I don’t discount that for many who are unable to attend shows because of other commitments, budgetary restraints or health problems that live feed is a lifeline. That’s a given. So, what’s the answer? I’m sure not saying get rid of live feed—but we all know that most shows could use financial support, so why not make it pay-per-view? Then it would still be available for those who need it, and it would help the shows with their bottom line. And how about if we didn’t have it provided back in the stalls? We all just sit back there instead of coming to the ring. Sure, that is convenient, but it thins the crowd in the stands, which doesn’t convey the image of “must-see” horses that we all want to present. I’d love to hear everyone’s thoughts.

Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher


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o n ly F o a l!

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Congratulations to our 2014 Scottsdale Winners! OFW RIHANNA

(OFWMagic Wan x Hafati Julianna) 3-Year-Old International Fillies Signature Stallion 3-Year-Old Fillies

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Our first foal for 2014 is here! (Apalo x OFW Rihanna)

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The Tower Of Power


by MARY KIRKMAN

Years ago, on a sunny day at Michalów State Stud in Poland, a visitor watched a parade of ethereal grey mares trot one by one down the presentation lane and stop to stand elegantly, casually beautiful without ever having to pose. They were Michalów’s signature—the feminine “pearls beyond price,” a collection of some of the finest broodmares in the world, many the winners of European, World and national titles. For a break, the visitor glanced far down the path to the line of mares waiting to take their turn, and caught her breath: amid the greys was a statuesque bay mare of such presence that she might have been alone. Director Ignacy Jaworowski observed his guest, his eyes twinkling. “That,” he said softly, “is an American national champion.” Her name was *Wizja. Before *Wizja, Michalów had provided three U.S. National Champion Mares, *Arwistawa, *Dornaba and *Elkana. And after her would come Kawalkada, Kwestura, Zagrobla, El Dorada PASB and Emandoria. But there was only ever one *Wizja. Perhaps, some say, until now. Nearly four decades later, a youngster arrived in Poland who is a modern version of that kind of excellence, a throwback to one of Poland’s queens. Her name is Wieza Mocy, and for the next two years, she will be an American.

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The Heritage Wieza Mocy’s journey to the United States began before she was born—and as with so many stories in the Arabian breed, it begins not with horses, but with people. It all started, says Oak Ridge Arabians’ Janey Morse, who has leased the filly, when she and her late husband, Don, were invited by David Boggs to join the Midwest contingent at the 2009 Salon du Cheval. They didn’t take horses; they were there just to observe, to get to know the European breeders. “That was where we met Gerald Kurtz and his wife, Gosia, and immediately became friends,” Morse recalls. “Gerald and Don, in particular, kept in touch, and we made a deal that when our stallion Vitorio TO was ready to breed, Gerald would represent him in Europe (with David’s full approval; the stallion was at Midwest). It was Gerald who said, ‘Let’s get some Vitorio semen to the stud farms in Poland.’ And that’s when this journey began.” Wieza Mocy’s significance goes even further back, generations into in her pedigree, to 1973, when the Comet daughter Warmia foaled a bay filly by *El Paso. That filly grew up to be *Wizja, whose uncommon beauty convinced the LaCroixes of Lasma, who had leased her sire and showed him to the title of 1976 U.S. National Champion Stallion, that she needed to come to the United States too. Director Jaworowski agreed to a lease, and she was on her way. That winter of 1977, American owner Jeff Wallace, now known particularly for his involvement with 2003 U.S. National Champion Mare Zagrobla, was just 17. He remembers being at Scottsdale, visiting the Lasma barn and noticing Gene and Raymond LaCroix, “smoking and pacing” in front of a curtainedoff stall that looked important. “An hour later, in mare halter, I knew what it was all about,” Wallace says. “That mare came in and she completely redefined what we thought a halter mare could look like.” He pauses, and adds, “Some of those moments I will never forget.” In the fall, at Albuquerque, *Wizja went on to be named U.S. National Champion Mare. “She walked in the ring and she just owned it,” recalls Gene LaCroix, who was on her lead. “We never really taught her anything more than to stand still and plant her feet. She was just all there; the occasion presented itself and she was there.” But when the lease was up, *Wizja went back to Poland, and as the years passed, her production was limited. It would be her last foal, Wiazma, who would yield the Ekstern daughter Wieza Marzen, and Wieza Marzen who, less than a month after the Morses attended their first Salon du Cheval, produced a filly that turned on the headlights simply by rising out of the straw in her foaling stall. By QR Marc, she was a bay dazzler, reminiscent of the glory days of her great-granddam. Director Jerzy Bialobok and his wife, Urszula, the stud’s former Breeding Manager, named her Wieza Mocy: Tower Of Power. Looking back now, it is easy to hear, “Oh, yes, but well, you know, *Wizja’s beauty was then. It wouldn’t be enough for now.” True, acknowledge many who saw her then and know the climate now. But that would be reckoning without the mare’s staggering brilliance, a commodity that is difficult to quantify. And, they point out, *Wizja is only the basis of Wieza Mocy; add in QR Marc, and you take quality to another dimension. “This is a modernized version of *Wizja,” observes Gene LaCroix. “This filly by QR Marc is what you would expect—more extreme in the face and probably a little more arch to the neck.”

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Linking The Past To The Present Jeff Wallace is the next step in the story of Wieza Mocy. In 2011, watching YouTube videos of the Polish Nationals, he was riveted when he saw a bay yearling filly “burst into the ring.” “It was Wieza Mocy and she was stunning,” he says. “She has a beautiful face, gorgeous nostrils, and her entrance was so *Wizjalike—she winds up the more she’s in there. She owns every piece of ground she stands on. “She’s not the same naked shape,” he cautions. “She’s a far more contemporary mare. QR Marc has done a great job in Poland, updating classic families.” Wallace had kept up with the bloodline over the years. Although *Wizja had not been prolific, two of her daughters and several granddaughters were, and careful management had assembled an impressive collection of her descendants. “The Bialoboks have been really smart at growing female families,” he adds parenthetically. “They took that family, which was a party of two, to a substantial number now. They don’t all look like Wieza Mocy, but there are several really beautiful ones.” He watched the filly win the title of Polish National Champion Junior Mare, and then he picked up the telephone and called David Boggs. “You have a gorgeous QR Marc son from Janow,” he said. “Now it’s time for the gorgeous QR Marc daughter from Michalów.” The two watched the video together over the phone and Boggs thanked him and pursued the young champion, but at that point, Wieza Mocy was not leaving Poland (Gene LaCroix tried that year as well, but with the same results). As time passed, however, Boggs did not forget the filly. “I always admired her,” he says. “She became very famous; you heard comments about her even across the ocean. She’s always been a kind of little Shirley Temple at Michalów, loved and respected by everyone.”

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The following year, Wieza Mocy, showing with regular handler Mariusz Liskiewicz, was named Gold Champion Junior Filly and Best in Show at the Bialka Spring Show, and then in November, became European Gold Champion Junior Filly, recording scores that were characteristic of her career. In type, five judges noted 19.5, and for movement, 19.5s and 20. A month later, in Paris, she was back, against some of the best mares in the breed, and this time she claimed the trophy as World Gold Champion Junior Female. That set the stage for 2013.

The Magic Of The Future The story was coming together. Vitorio TO welcomed his first foal in 2011, and as Don Morse and Gerald Kurtz had agreed, Kurtz represented the stallion. The following year, Michalów imported his frozen semen. Vitorio’s dam, Sol Natique, offered a heavily-Polish pedigree which intrigued Urszula Bialobok, who thought he could be a valuable outcross for the stud’s Saklawi bloodlines. Then she noticed one line in the young sire’s pedigree which, for her, sealed the deal: there, a few generations back, were *Wizja’s sire, *El Paso, and *Dagmara, a daughter of the revered *Daszawa, one of Director Jaworowski’s favorite mares. The 2013 Vitorio foals at Michalów confirmed her judgment. When she learned that David Boggs was bringing a group, including Janey Morse, to the stud farm during a trip to the Polish National Show, Urszula urged her husband to speak to him about leasing Vitorio TO. In return, they would offer Boggs and Morse their choice of a filly to lease during the time Vitorio TO was abroad (2014-2015). For Boggs, the choice was easy. “When I saw Wieza Mocy in the flesh, as much as I am crazy about all those grey mares, she was the one I wanted,” he says. She was not only beautiful, she was an extremely kind individual as well. “She’s very sweet, very much a ‘people person,’” he notes, “and she has just tremendous presence, snorting and blowing.” Janey Morse was entranced—with Poland, with the mares she saw and the role her stallion would play there. “It was my first trip to Poland,” she smiles. “I saw things I’d never seen; I was like a child in a candy store.” And then there was the flirty bay filly. “She’s the total package,” Morse says. “I don’t care who’s watching her—whether they know anything about horses or not, if they just ride by her, they’re going to stop. She’s breathtaking. I get goose bumps; I can’t believe that I’ve been so blessed to be a part of her, a part of this.” Oak Ridge aRabians • 5


*

ieza Mocy

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MC VITORIA Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD 2014 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Classice Junior Filly AAOTH Scottsdale Reserve Champion SSS Yearling Filly ATH

MC VULCAN Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA 2014 Scottsdale Reserve Champion SSS Yearling Colt ATH

And Now The Future

“Wieza Mocy is a sweetheart and she loves

Wieza Mocy arrived in the United States in

attention,” she continues. “During my visits at

January, sporting a full winter coat, not conditioned

Michalów, I always end the day visiting my two

for Scottsdale. That’s fine, say Morse and Boggs.

favourite horses, Ganges and Wieza Mocy. Wieza

She has time. She is targeted to come out at the

Mocy loved our quiet moments just as much as I

AHBA World Cup in April, but in the meantime,

did, and she is very clever in making you stay for a

she already has checked off one goal. Bred to Pogrom, she was confirmed in foal and the embryo successfully transferred to a recipient mare. Now she is working on an embryo by Vitorio TO.

very long time.” But even in those quiet moments there is a touch of greatness, she notes, something noticeable, the sort of thing which makes her add that some horses

Following Las Vegas, she will be entered in a qualifying show for the U.S. Nationals, and if all goes as planned, she will be traveling to Tulsa in the fall.

are just larger than life, and that if you are lucky, you will meet a couple of them in our lifetime. “I can see *Wizja in her,” Mattson says. “She has that regal aura and that sweet disposition that her great-

But just who is she, this mare who represents so much? Photographer Anette Mattsson has known all the generations of her damline since the time of *Wizja, and watched Wieza Mocy take her place among them. “What I love with the mares from this

granddam had. ... The key to success when it comes to breeding is strong dam families, and the family of Warmia has been so consistent and successful. I am sure that we in 25 years will speak about Wieza Mocy like we do about Warmia and *Wizja.”

line is that they have so much integrity,” she says.

For the Morse family, Wieza Mocy may be even

“When treated right, they will do anything for you.

more than that. Looking ahead, Janey Morse

They are proud and they love to show themselves,

reflects on her own journey. This adventure began

as in their mind there is no one better.

with her husband Don; he may not have known

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5-Time naTiOnal ChampiOn

Wieza Mocy, but the filly is the fruition of a dream he and Gerald Kurtz began years ago. “Don filled a room,” she muses. “He was never pretentious. He did it with his laughter and his wit and his intelligence.” If she could wish for one thing, it would be that he could be there with her to enjoy the new filly—she is his style of horse. But just as Wieza Mocy is another generation in her family, another generation of the Morse family, Janey and Don’s son Don III, is now more a part of the Oak Ridge operation.

people you meet along the way.” That, and the pleasure she looks forward to over the next two years, watching Wieza Mocy carry the Oak Ridge banner in the show ring—for the Morses, for Michalów, for the memory of her great-granddam.

“The Arabian horse was something that, in a sense, brought a new bond to my dad and me,” Don III says. “Through it, as men, we became closer as friends—it was something we were learning together, unlike the family business, which he had already mastered. That is one of the best things about the Arabian horses to me.” And Wieza Mocy is very much a part of what he anticipates sharing with his mother.

“There is nothing apologetic about Wieza Mocy,” Jeff Wallace observes. “Nothing ‘let’s wait and see,’ nothing ‘let me make sure I feel safe.’ She’s an ‘I’m going to create my environment’ kind of mare, an ‘I’m going to enter, dazzle and own it’ kind of mare. She doesn’t wait for you to define things. She commands attention.”

The young mare also has come with a new world of friends. “I think that’s the best thing about this Arabian horse business,” Janey Morse says, “the

Success is never guaranteed, longtime Arabian enthusiasts will say. But fun, satisfaction and purpose are, if you love Arabian horses. Those connected with the filly know they have a good one; now the rest is up to her.

She is one of the special ones, David Boggs nods. “She’s a mare with an air, one of the rare ones that are yesterday, today and the promise of tomorrow.”

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2014 Scottsdale Champions Bred by Oak Ridge Arabians

Chantilly Lace

ORA

Vitorio TO x Raherra

Champion Scottsdale Signature 2-Year-Old Filly

The ORA Big Bopper Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS Supreme Half-Arabian Halter Horse Grand Champion H/A Junior Gelding Champion H/A 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion H/A 2-Year-Old Gelding AAOTH Reserve Grand Champion H/A Gelding AAOTH Grand Champion H/A Gelding JTH Champion H/A Gelding 3 & Under JTH

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Making their debut at World Cup

Lady Vitorio

ORA

Vitorio TO x TM Mona Lisa • 2013 Filly

Don ORA Vitorio

Vitorio TO x Almanara DT 2012 Colt

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da ValenTinO x sOl naTique

owned by on lease to

oak Ridge aRabians

Michalow state stud • Poland

Managed by Midwest tRaining & bReeding stations david boggs: 612.328.8312 •

Midwest@sbwiReless.net

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The 2014 AHBA WORLD CUP by ANNE STRATTON

It is fair to say that when the AHBA World Cup was inaugurated in 2007, it took the Arabian horse community by storm. Seldom has a show become so popular so quickly. The Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance and its show committee, it seemed, did everything right; for starters, they chose glitzy, glamorous Las Vegas as the site for their new event, and then they created a scoring system which welcomed European horsemen and satisfied American owners and handlers as well. Some of the world’s best halter horses have come to compete, and visitors arrive from around the globe. And in the years since—this year marks the show’s eighth edition—the World Cup has maintained its momentum, repeatedly listed as one of the most acclaimed fixtures on the show calendar. One of the keys to the World Cup’s success has been its commitment to maintaining a manageable amount of horses and encouraging plenty of social interaction. “We want to stay around 225 to 250 horses,” says Show Committee Executive Director Phyllis LaMalfa. “We do not want a marathon show with long, tedious days of classes.” The result is that while the show has sustained its numbers and the high caliber of its horses, it has seen its audience attendance and participation grow steadily. This year, for example, an Australian contingent of 40 or more breeders and fans

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is booked to come in, and, LaMalfa points out, that kind of international interest has increased the show’s renown as an active marketplace. “People want to come and be a part of it,” she notes. “It’s a good venue to see the top horses and be able to market them, and of course, there are the other breeders from around the world. At first, people were just trying to figure it out, but now, it’s a good meeting place to go, get your horses set up for the year and see what’s out there.” All that success has not come without its challenges. The most significant comes every year when the show committee sits down to figure out how to top the previous

April’s event. At first, there were tweaks that needed to be made, and there again the group drew rave reviews, quickly making adjustments and polishing what was good into better with a remarkable lack of fuss. But as time went by, the committee realized that the real test was to keep it all fresh, and in doing that this year, they took a balanced approach. They introduced a new prize money program, but more subtly, they are playing to the show’s basic strength— they are promoting the camaraderie of those who come to the show, as well as letting Las Vegas work its magic. Translation? There will be plenty of what is familiar, along with a little spice to change things up.

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What’s Familiar “We do kind of have a formula that works,” reflects Show Manager Taryl O’Shea, “but that’s not to say that we don’t reassess it every year and try to encourage people who show on an international basis to come to the U.S., come to Las Vegas, bring their horses and have fun. So, this year the structure of the show is staying the same, very similar to last year.” The venue remains the South Point Equestrian Center, an equine mega-complex connected to the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa, and the show takes place in the facility’s spacious arena. Not only is there plenty of room for tables surrounding the ring (which are assigned to show sponsors based on the size of their patronage; last year there were 60), but there is theatre seating too and a well-appointed bar which overlooks the enclosure. As usual, the show’s schedule is relaxed and easy to follow. Taking place on April 10-13, of this year, classes begin at 9:00 a.m. each day and most days offer a one-hour break for lunch. On Thursday, competition is projected to end around 4 p.m., while Friday is planned to close by 7 p.m., and Saturday is designed to end by about 5 p.m. Amateur classes are scheduled on Thursday, with championships on Sunday morning, and 40 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES

other competitions’ final titles—gold, silver and bronze awards—are slated for Sunday afternoon after opening ceremonies that feature the Flags of Nations. The World Cup has always been known for the international diversity of its judges, and this year is no different, although of course the faces are new. On the roster are Shannon Armstrong (U.S.A.), Peter Gamlin (U.K.), Steve Lieblang (U.S.A.), Vico Rocco (Brazil), Irina Stigler (Russia) and Eileen Verdieck (U.A.E.). What’s Changing If you are a regular at the World Cup, you’ll have noticed that the Gala Opening Party, which for the past seven years has put the fireworks in Thursday night, is not on the timeline. Nobody has given up social events; they’ve just shifted the time and the venue. This year, the brandnew World Cup Breeders’ Bash will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening. Its location is ringside—especially convenient for horsemen—instead of in a Vegas nightspot, and it promises to be a more casual affair, a user-friendly gathering with music and cocktails. “It will be more ‘come and visit and mingle,’” says LaMalfa, “and if you have to go feed and blanket, you can just go downstairs, do it, and come back and play. We all still have those responsibilities!”


“We wanted to make it more inclusive of the Arabian horse community,” nods O’Shea, “make it easier for people to come and have a good time, and encourage camaraderie between the competitors and owners.” The other big “breaking news” angle of this year’s World Cup is the addition of its North American Jackpot Program, for which awards will be presented on Sunday afternoon during the show’s championship classes. “These are for horses that are bred and owned in North America,” says LaMalfa. “We’re about everybody breeding Arabians, of course, but we’re also about North American people breeding horses and about promoting this group of horses that we have here. “We have a lot of international people that come in, which is wonderful and we certainly love having them,” she continues. “But we didn’t want to lose sight of the fact that some of our North American breeders come a long way, and some of them are not large breeders. We want to stand behind all of our breeders and reward those for breeding Arabian horses here in the U.S., Canada and Mexico as well.” So strong is the commitment that the funding for the new awards ($32,000 this year) is a line item in the World Cup budget, a permanent part of the show’s future. The prize money will go to the top three placing North Americanbred and owned horses in the supreme championship classes designated under the new program. The provisions call for $8,000 of Jackpot money to be offered in the senior mare, senior stallion, junior mare and junior stallion supreme championships, with $4,000 going to the highestplacing horse, $2,500 to second-highest and $1,500 for third-highest. And There’s More In The World Of The World Cup Showing and social activities are not the only attractions at the World Cup. Kelly Charpentier organizes the education seminars on the schedule annually. “They will be amazing this year,” she promises, “very informative and educational.” The names of the clinicians are not yet available, but Charpentier notes that they will be highly respected names in the industry, addressing topics that relate to the fundamental principles of the event. “This is a breeding and in-hand show,” she explains, “and we like to stay on top of things to stress in our industry, whether they be in breeding or the show ring.” For example, last year’s list

included topics as diverse as, among others, standards for judging and how to prevent stomach ulcers in show horses. Another attractive element of the show is its strong corporate sponsorship. “We have great corporate sponsors who have been with us from the beginning,” says Charpentier, “including all the publications, both foreign and domestic, who have been working with us.” That worldwide exposure guarantees strong interest from foreign breeders, and over the years has been helpful in building the show’s reputation in Europe, South America, Australia and the Middle East. And finally, the World Cup offers world-class shopping. “Our commercial exhibits include some of the most beautiful and appealing things from horse equipment to art to boutiques—all kinds of different things,” Charpentier smiles. “It’s so diverse, I can’t list them all; you’ll have to just come and see them!” At The Heart Of The World Cup One reason the World Cup has risen so steadily has to be not only the strong support of both the national and international community, but also a committed board and the steady hand of experienced, long-term management. On the Show Committee, LaMalfa, O’Shea and Charpentier have all been involved since the show’s inception, as has Scott Bailey, and press representative Riyan Holte, a lifelong member of the Arabian community. That continuity has inspired strong support in sponsorships, vendors, trainers, owners, breeders and fans—what every show needs. “This is a different show from any other show in the industry,” observes O’Shea. “It is in North America, but it has such an international flair.” And she emphasizes once again that there is that other point that the committee takes seriously: as wonderful as showing horses can be, there are other important elements, namely the people of the community and what they like. The show’s location is part of the overall experience for Arabian horse people. “Our focus is not only to put on a really cool, internationalstyle show, but we also want to encourage the attendees and competitors to experience Las Vegas—go see some shows, go shopping, go to some of the great restaurants.” For 2014, Phyllis LaMalfa expects another exciting, competitive show. “How bad can it be?” she laughs. “Go to Vegas and show horses!” n Volume 44, No. 10 | 41


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Bassam Al Saqran has owned Arabian horses for just three years now and already has something very profound in common with legendary breeder and owner Mike Nichols. In 1972 I was a very young and passionate twelve-year-old man sitting in the stands at the U.S. National Championship Show flanked on each side by my dad and my grandfather. My grandfather, “Pappa” as I called him, was my horse buddy. Not only was he a great horseman, but one of the finest human beings that ever lived. Needless to say, he was thrilled that I had a passion for the Arabian horse―and did I ever. On that day, Mr. Nichols took home not only the champion mare title with the young and gorgeous Polish import, *Elkana, but the champion stallion title as well with her maternal half-brother and stablemate *Elkin, both grey and gorgeous.

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Above: Mr. Bassam, Faisal Al Awadi and Ahmed Al Qalaf celebrate Baahir's Supreme Championship. Right: Kamel Ghanem, Anthony Marino and Faisal Al Awad.

Speaking of grey and gorgeous, on championship Sunday this year, at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, fortytwo years later to be exact, Bassam Al Saqran had the very same experience as his predecessor when his nearperfect Baahir El Marwan, was named Champion Stallion and the exquisite Luxemere Jizette, a very recent purchase of his, became Scottsdale Champion Mare. It is quite remarkable after only a very short time to be on par with Mike Nichols, but there is a reason and an explanation for this Arabian phenomenon―enter David Boggs. Mr. Bassam is like any passionate Arabian horse enthusiast in that he is aware of the power of the internet. I know for myself that the invention of the web took me from part-time obsessed to a full-time obsessive state of mind when it comes to the world of Arabian horses. Of course, David Boggs has known the power of the internet since the first day it was introduced, as being current in life is very important to David especially with the role he plays in this business, therefore, his website for Midwest is second to none. It was on the Midwest site that Mr. Bassam discovered the man that he was destined to partner with through the next phase of his journey of owning, showing and breeding some of the greatest Arabian horses on the planet. Mr. Bassam is so excited about this part of his life that he wakes up every morning, he recently told me, with a new hope and the sense of a new challenge; and would like to own every beautiful Arabian horse alive. He simply wants to own them all. Now that is a true lover of this great breed, is it not? The first Arabian that Mr.Bassam ever laid eyes on was Ansata Hejazi, bred by Judi Forbis. Like Mr. Bassam, Ansata Hejazi now calls Kuwait his home. There is no doubt that Forbis is one of the all-time greatest breeders and with her program of straight Egyptian horses based almost solely on her original importation of three yearlings from Egypt in 1959, all sired by Nazeer. The Ansata-bred horses have been migrating back to the

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David & Jake Boggs embrace in the winners circle with Baahir.

desert sands of the Middle East for over the last 20 years now,

In the vein of great additions, Mr. Bassam is also very

starting with the legendary breeding horse, Ansata Halim

fortunate to have on his team Mr. Kamel Ghanem who is

Shah, sire of Ansata Hejazi. Judi shared with me not long ago

the Operations Manager for the two Al Saqran Stud farms

that Ansata Halim Shah was her greatest producing stallion

in Kuwait and Dubai. Kamel overseas a herd of around 50

of all time, in terms of consistency, and that is saying a lot as

horses as well as being the breeding manager, coordinating

Judi’s stallion roster over the years included such genetic giants

with Midwest the showing of the Al Saqran show string, and

as U.S. National Champion Stallion Ansata Ibn Sudan, Ansata

always working with David Boggs on the next right horse

Shah Zaman, Prince Fa Moniet, and Ansata Hejazi, who

for the ever growing herd of top quality stock. Kamel, like

was known as the Sire of Sires, and is a remarkable breeding

his boss, has an authentic passion for Arabian horses. It is

horse possessing one of the most gorgeous line bred Egyptian

very apparant when you meet and talk with him that he takes

pedigrees I have ever seen. After spending a few years

great pride in his work and shares Mr. Bassam’s excitement

studying pedigrees of the Arabian horse you will find that

for what the future will surely hold for them. When I asked

some are more elegant than others and like horses themselves,

Mr. Bassam what his short- and long-term goals are for the

pedigrees too, can have a balance to them, and those that do,

Stud, he replied, “First we are laying the groundwork for the

oftentimes represent your greatest breeding stallions, hence the

future. We are selecting only the finest stock and surrounding

success of Ansata Hejazi in the breeding sheds the world over.

ourselves with the best people in the business, and lastly, we

All of this is being said to make one very strong and important

are doing everything we can to make the smartest breeding

point and that is simply from the very beginning, Bassam

choices to ensure that we produce great horses for the future.”

Al Saqran has shown a keen eye for quality and beauty and

Mr. Bassam went on to say, “As far as our long term goals, I

established that he is a man of good taste. His instincts and his

want to breed world champion Arabian horses. If I am also the

choices, humans and horses alike, bode well for longevity and

owner then that will be wonderful too, but most importantly,

great successes in this business and that makes Mr. Bassam a

I want to breed them. I have a very proud feeling when I see

wonderful addition to this breed.

beautiful Arabian horses, as I feel they are a part of me―part of

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my heritage and my history, from where I come. Their charisma ignites my very soul and feeds my passion, I feel so very proud. This means everything to me.” Mr. Bassam’s U.S. national champion filly Donna Molta Bella SRA, sired by the late U.S. national champion stallion and sire extraordinaire DA Valentino and out of the beautiful U.S. national champion

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Falcon BHF daughter RD Fabreanna, is a wonderful example of what Mr. Bassam is saying here. Donna Molta Bella SRA is the perfect blend of charisma, confidence, impeccable breeding, exotic beauty, and top show ring accolades all rolled into one stunning package and brings the past, the present, and the promise of the future to Al Saqran Stud. Mr. Bassam and his manager Kamel are both very proud of this filly and they should be. Mr. Bassam deeply admires Marwan Al Shaqab and has the utmost respect for this great horse. It is therefore no accident that Baahir El Marwan belongs to him. Not only is Baahir El Marwan a direct son of Marwan Al Shaqab, but is a full brother to World Champion Platinum Stallion Baanderos, who is also out of broodmare supreme HB Bessolea, by Besson Carol. The consistent mating of these two super power producers has also resulted in a series of exquisite full siblings such as: Bint Bessolea, Baandora, Bessolina El Marwan, and lastly, the hot young stallion, Dirar El Shaqab, owned by Al Shaqab Stud, breeder and owner of both Marwan Al Shaqab and his sire, Gazal Al Shaqab. Both are genetic giants in the Arabian horse breed of today and Baahir El Marwan is well on his way to following in their footsteps. “Baahir is an exquisite Arabian stallion. He possesses a gorgeous face along with an incredible neck and shoulder. With his extreme short coupling, he should be an exceptional breeding stallion. It was an honor to be able to evaluate him.” These exact words are courtesy of well-respected breeder and judge, Brian Ferguson, who judged Baahir at Scottsdale this year. Baahir went on to be named Scottsdale Supreme Champion of the entire show and was a very popular recipient of that award with the judges and spectators alike. It was a wonderful day for Mr. Bassam and now onto the U.S. National Championship Show in October, but Mr. Bassam quickly qualifies, “The Nationals is quite a ways down the road and I prefer to stay focused on today and what is next.” Next is the World Breeders Cup in Las Vegas and David Boggs is showing another recent purchase carrying the banner for Al Saqran Stud, and partner Al Sayed Stud of Saudi Arabia as well; the stunning yearling chestnut colt, Al Aseel. Al Aseel is sired by the son of U.S. National Champion Stallion Magnum Psyche and past Scottsdale Champion Mare *Ynazia, Van Gogh

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AM, and out of a gorgeous daughter of Psytadel Us, a very

careers of life-altering stallions such as: *Padron, Bey Shah+,

successful sire in Europe over the last decade bred by David’s

Magnum Psyche, last year’s triple crown-winning stallion

brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Janene Boggs. The beautiful

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young Al Aseel represents the same extraordinary level of

Stallion Vitorio TO who is currently on lease to Michalów

quality and breed type that both Baahir and Jizette exhibit and

Stud in Poland from Midwest client Janey Morse, and now the

comes with a tremendous amount of charisma and confidence,

crown jewel of Al Saqran Stud, Baahir El Marwan. Keeping all

two very important qualities Mr. Bassam loves to see in his

eyes focused on the path to success, while maintaining deep

horses. The future already looks very bright for Al Aseel in

roots in humility and gratitude for all gifts given, is something

so many different ways as he is surrounded by greatness and

David Boggs has learned to do for all those that come his way.

carries it within. Most only wish those words could be said about them.

When I simply asked Mr. Bassam this question, If he could sit next to anyone in the Arabian world on a very long

All the while, lots of plans are being made for the future of Al

imaginary airplane flight, who would that be, and without

Saqran Stud. Horses that have been bought and bred by Mr.

hesitation he answered “David Boggs, no question.” You can

Bassam are being shown, and beautiful mares are carefully

certainly see why.

being bred to just the right stallion or stallions to produce

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future champions for the Stud Farm―a busy time at Al Saqran. In the meantime, this year’s Scottsdale Supreme Champion will be breeding a big, yet carefully selected book of mares while standing with David Boggs at Midwest this year. David isn’t only managing this future king’s show career, but his breeding career as well. As most of us know, David has a long history of successfully managing the show and breeding

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Giving Back If You Talk The Talk, You Have To Walk The Walk by ANNE STRATTON

Like many others in the Arabian breed, the Arabian Horse Times (AHT) has long advocated that everyone support the programs which benefit the horse community’s future. Recently, it occurred to us that we should let you know that we heed our own advice. We’d like to tell you more about what we do to ensure a stronger industry because that is part of our credibility when we ask you, our readers, to join in. When it comes to improving the future of the Arabian horse, we believe we’re all in this together. Over the life of the Times, which is now in its 44th year, the world of the Arabian horse and its people has changed. Many of the futurities and awards programs so popular today were not here even three decades ago. And there was no Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund to help members of the community who found themselves in difficult situations. Many of those services now are taken for granted, but they didn’t become strong overnight. For us, supporting the industry has taken two forms. In our everyday business, writing about and advertising Arabians horses, we try to provide the best service possible for our clients and our readership. And for the community as a

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whole, we have tried to identify and support the causes which are most positive for the future of the breed. “I feel very strongly about this,” says AHT publisher Lara Ames. “I make my living in the Arabian horse community, as a lot of us do. Our community is one big family, and for us to be able to take from the industry, we have to be able to give back to the industry.” For this article, we researched how far back our involvement with those projects has gone— and even we were surprised at what we discovered. The magazine and its employees have been there from the beginning in some of the breed’s most important programs. Horse Shows And Futurities “They were involved in the very beginning of the AEPA,” says Peter Conway, president of the Arabian English Performance Association. “As you know, for the first five years it was funded entirely by charitable donations from a number of people, including the Ames’, as major donors for five years to get it off the ground and keep it going. Subsequent to that, the Arabian Horse Times became a named sponsor of the class, which means they


make a sizeable contribution to the prize money annually. That commitment is what put us over the top, where we know that the $100,000 funding for that is secure in the foreseeable future.”

forever,” he clarifies. “But as the whole marketing world moves forward, the Times seems to be moving with it. When we look for ideas and creativity, we’ve always been happy with what they’ve offered to us.”

Conway is just the first to struggle with separating the involvement of the Times and that of its owners, the Ames family. “An enormous number of people volunteer their time for the Arabian horse industry, all to the credit of the breed,” he explains, “but for me, the Ames family is almost in a category by themselves. They are benefactors of the Arabian breed; on any kind of major initiative, they can always be counted on to help if they believe it is in the best interests of the breed.”

Traditionally, many Times staff members have also worked with the club and its Fall Festival. Currently, Advertising Representative Tony Bergren is the point man. “I try to donate my time and help the clubs as much as possible,” he says, but he is modest about his contributions, which range from taking bids at fundraising auctions and manning the in-gate at local shows, to providing an ongoing presence for the Times at the MAHB meetings. His knowledge of the industry is in-depth (his family bred such standouts as Ruminaja Ali, and he showed Ali Jamaal as a yearling), and he is a resource for both the Minnesota and Iowa futurities in their advertising. “The Arabian business has been great to me,” he says. “I’ve made a great living doing this and made a lifetime of friends—I’ve been very lucky. I love the Arabian horse.”

In the end, most individuals interviewed for this article observed that the Times’ commitments were important long before Lara Ames acquired the magazine in 2009, but over the past five years, the scope of the company’s efforts has increased noticeably. Another futurity focus has been the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders’ Association program, which fielded its first class in 1981. Dick Ames was a founding member, and Lara Ames has served on its board.

The Times’ relationship with the Iowa Gold Star is another that goes beyond paid advertising, says show representative Jessica Maldonado. “They’ve been incredible,” she says. “They always have access to the most up-to-date stallion information and photos, and can always put together topnotch marketing materials for us.”

The club’s relationship with the Times, however, has grown more from the service it receives. “Not Lara Ames welcomes attendees to C. Jarvis Insurance / AHT Readers' Choice Awards. only do we advertise with the Times, but they do a lot of the promotional work for our The magazine is a sponsor of the show, contributes to its show,” says Greg Brown, President of the MAHB. “We’ve popular progressive barn party, and for the past few years, been very satisfied. Given where the marketing is going has been a vendor with its boutique. There, Maldonado says, with the Arabian horse—with all the electronic media these AHT staff member Kristin Hamway has proven valuable days—we’ve found the staff at the Times very helpful to to the show for more than just fashion and accessories. us. We’ve been able to get a response whenever we have a Hamway has Instagrammed photos from the Gold Star, question on how to do something, and they’ve come to us creating notice for the event on social media. “The Times with ideas and designs for our website. really has been an industry partner,” says Maldonado, “and then there has been the pre- and post-show coverage, which “There has always been the traditional role of buying an is a huge asset to any show. ad and getting horse pictures in, and we have done that Volume 44, No. 10 | 65


“It all started before the Ames’,” she says, “but Lara has been—at least, from my personal experience—a great resource when I have questions about trends and what’s going on, and even to just reach out and get her opinions on the show or how we might do a certain event. She’s always been readily available for any questions.” For The Bad Times (AHDF) And The Good (Awards Programs For Horses And Horsemen) One of the most highly acclaimed programs in the industry today is the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. In fact, probably few people want to remember back to when it didn’t exist, when an accident or illness could wipe out a horse operation and its family, even with insurance. Since its inception in 2005, the Distress Fund has provided assistance to a wide variety of trainers, owners and breeders of Arabian horses. “Living with large livestock has so many greater risks than just general life,” observes Mary Trowbridge, one of the founders of the Fund and a member of its board. She recalls their first event, before they even had a structure or bylaws. They had only a need, a trainer with stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma, that they were racing to fill. “The Arabian Horse Times was our first corporate sponsor,” she says. “We did a trainers’ silent auction to kick it off, and the Times hosted if for us. We were able to put the cart before the horse; AHT jumped up and helped us do that.” In those days, founding owner Walter Mishek was at the helm of the Times. When the Ames family purchased the magazine, its support for AHDF added another dimension. “The Times really is an Arabian horse magazine, in that it tries to focus equally on everybody,” Trowbridge says, “and the Ames family is like that in general. When Lara decided to embrace the Fund financially and hold the fundraisers; that took the AHDF in that direction also. That’s a very important facet in the Fund—it is apolitical, cross-disciplined and across breeding lines, economic lines and social lines. It’s there for everybody. You just have to be a member of AHA. The embrace of the Times publicized better than anything could, that this was not just a professional trainers’ organization. If you’re one of ours, you’re one of ours.” The Times’ highest profile involvement with the Fund began when Lara Ames inaugurated a dinner in honor of 66 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES

the magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, with all proceeds to benefit the AHDF. “It was a huge boost for the Fund, both economically and promotionally,” says Trowbridge. “It is significant revenue for us each year, but more importantly, it was such a big affirmation from Lara, the Ames family and the Times. Honestly, everybody from the Times has always supported the Fund, editorially and economically.” And those awards programs? Readers’ Choice Awards is one of two that the Times has endorsed over the years. The first was the Horsemen’s Awards; in 1991, Mishek was one of the principals who organized that program under the auspices of the Arabian Horse Trust (looking back, he is most proud of his suggestion that separate awards be offered for male and female winners, because at the time it was virtually impossible for women to be chosen over men). Through the decade, the magazine worked editorially to promote the program, which recognized excellence in the professional and amateur horsemen. By 2000, however, the Trust was unable to continue the Horsemen’s Awards, and the program was suspended for a year. In 2001, when it was taken over by the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association, the magazine’s participation resumed and continues today. “The Times has basically done everything we’ve asked them to, unconditionally,” says Lori Conway, who oversees the Awards program for APAHA. “If I need something done on the website, it’s done right away. [AHT staff member] Leah Matzke, who runs the Horsemen’s Awards voting and the whole set-up, is the calmest person I’ve ever met in my life, and she can handle anything.” The industry’s second recognition program, the Readers’ Choice Awards, originated at the Times. It was created to cite top horses in every division, as well as readers’ favorite advertising and editorial efforts, but in the beginning, it existed only online and in the pages of the magazine. “Then when Lara purchased the Times, she was able to take the Readers’ Choice where I always wanted it to go, but wasn’t able to do myself,” Mishek says. “That was to have a presentation ceremony, as it does now at the dinner in Scottsdale.” In fact, during Scottsdale week, with the Readers’ Choice Dinner for the benefit of the AHDF at its opening and the APAHA’s Horsemen’s Awards at its close, sparkle with a glamour that recalls the elegance of the high-flying 1980s. But more than anything, the two events spotlight the talent and ability in the Arabian horse community.


The Key To The Future—Youth So, where do we go now? All of the programs listed above are valuable for the future of the Arabian horse, but is there more? At the Times, the answer is yes. “The longevity of the breed is going to be controlled by people my age or younger,” says 24-year-old staff writer Kara Larson, who has grown up in the industry and shows as an amateur. “We need to start thinking about that.” So, she and fellow staffer Kristin Hamway have designed their own “spread the word” promotion for the Arabian breed, aimed directly at young enthusiasts both in the breed and the general public. Their first theme follows the Chinese calendar: 2014 is the Year of the Horse, and for Larson and Hamway, that means the Arabian horse. “I would like to have other people realize that there is opportunity in this business and it can change your life,” says Larson. “We’re very interested in community outreach.” It all began in 2013, when the duo started “AHT On The Road”, a series of fast-and-fun videos they shot first at Youth Nationals and then at the U.S. Nationals. Each short was designed to engage people their age and convey the feel of the showgrounds, the excitement of the atmosphere, a dash of personality, and yes, some news too. They were back at Scottsdale, with behind-the-scenes looks at the show, the Readers’ Choice Awards, and whatever they thought would interest others. Hamway and Larson’s AHT Year of the Horse campaign will feature monthly contests, more videos, and, they hope, participation in fundraisers for the AHDF. The team

commissioned a painting of an Arabian horse to be used as a logo in all their productions, and they hope to auction it off for charity at the end of the year. The sky’s the limit. “We interview people online on the Times’ Facebook page, and we Instagram—it’s share, share, share!” Hamway says. “We have tons of ideas brewing.” Hamway’s enthusiasm is infectious and their world is inclusive. Young people can carry the ball, she offers, but they need the contacts and reach of the older members of the community. “It would be super cool if as an industry we could all come together and do something,” she says. “We have so many people in every aspect of life—doctors, lawyers, you name it—who know so many people. If we all got together, we could make a difference. Kara and I, our age group, we’re passionate and we want to make a difference.” “It’s all based on a love of the Arabian horse,” says AHT Senior Designer and Marketing Manager Wayne Anderson, who has volunteered personally and worked on many magazine contributions over the years. “I suppose you can say that the more successful the programs are, the more successful we are. But basically, for me, anything that creates interest in the Arabian horse is worth supporting.” Lara Ames observes that her most personal focus has been in helping the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. That, she explains, is because of a deeply-felt appreciation for those who spend so much time with horses, often under circumstances which make it difficult for them to afford the insurance and financial resources to see them through hard times. But everything else is important too, she smiles: “My main thing is that any way we can get the industry to grow is a good thing.” n

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(Eden C x Sempre, by Versace) 2011 U.S. National Champion Arabian Two-Year-Old Colt 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Gold Champion Junior Colt Arabian Breeders World Cup Champion Two-Year-Old Colt 2010 U.S. National Champion Arabian Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt/Gelding

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Fazenda Floresta

Congratulates Haras Serondella — Fabio Amorosino on their 40 new foals and is happy to announce 50 more for next season!

Packo Serondella (AAS-Elishahh x Lilian El Jary)

Owned by Haras Serondella

Porsche Serondella (AAS-Elishahh x Hannah K)

Owned by Haras Serondella

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A New Generation of Foals

Gran Brunello (AAS-Elishahh x LA Fiesta)

Owned by Haras Al Hocan

Petla Serondella (AAS-Elishahh x Evha Serondella)

Owned by Haras Serondella

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Amelia LF

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Owned by Fazenda Floresta

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Eccentric Valentino

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Eccentrica LF

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Owned by Fazenda Floresta

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Hadiyah

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AA

(Laheeb x The Vision HG, by Thee Desperado) 2012 Bronze Champion Stallion at the Egyptian Event, USA 2012 Arabian Breeders World Cup Las Vegas Reserve Champion Stallion Six to Eight Years Old 2011 European Egyptian Event 2nd place 2008 Austrian National Junior Champion Colt 2008 European Egyptian Event 2nd place 2008 Asil Cup International Junior Champion, Germany 2006 Israeli Egyptian Event Junior Champion Colt 2006 Israeli National Champion Colt

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Fazenda FlorestaPresents

Sorella El Hadiyah (Al Hadiyah AA x Scala El Jamaal)

Rihanna Al Hadiyah

(Al Hadiyah AA x Riza El Bri)

Pirlo Serondella Coming soon ... A very special son of Al Hadiyah AA

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Leaders Of The Times: March Calendar Feature

Regency Cove - The Future Is Now by KARA LARSON

Arabian stallion Apalo ( Justify x Gloria Apal) gave Jack and Elizabeth Milam of Regency Cove Farms their first moment in the spotlight, their first run at a big win, and their first taste of the magic of the Arabian horse. And now, as they transition further into the breeding realm, after an expansion of their farm, and with the promise of a young great in Basilio CS ( JJ Bellagio x Goddess of Da Vinci), Regency Cove Farms looks further into the future. With promise on the horizon and a passion

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for the Arabian horse at the root of it all, Apalo, Basilio, and many more key players are looking to leave a legacy through dynamic breeding and show horses. On Apalo, who now stands at stud with Greg Hazlewood at Milam’s ranch in Scottsdale, Elizabeth offers, “For me, Apalo possesses incredible Arabian type. His success in the show ring mirrors that and more importantly, appears to be producing that same lovely,


correct type in his first foal crops. He is a beautiful representation of his pedigree and as so many have predicted, Apalo appears to be passing on. His lovely temperament is another impressive aspect.” For Jack and Elizabeth, breeding is of paramount importance at this point in Apalo’s life. “We are looking forward to the next phase of his career as a sire. In his first foal crop, he produced the 2013 Silver Sire Champion Auction Filly Sapheera BWF. And another filly, Cirque du Soleil BF (Apalo x En Soleil), was a Las Vegas World Cup Top Ten winner in 2013.” Regarding his 2nd generation, Elizabeth adds, “His current yearling crop looks incredible and the first babies being born this year are gorgeous.” As for the next Regency Cove star, it would appear that yearling colt Basilio CS will amount to just that. “Basilio is a handsome young stallion with a ton of potential.

His pedigree is stellar and hopefully he, like Apalo, will make his mark in a positive way.” Elizabeth continues, “I think his story will be interesting as it unfolds.” In the grand story of Regency Cove, Jack and Elizabeth are just edging out of the first big chapter and beginning a new one in their bold breeding endeavors. “We are still very new to breeding horses with only our second foal crop hitting the ground this year. With luck, Apalo will be the anchor of our breeding program for years to come.” Elizabeth continues, “We never want to be a large volume breeder and owning mares does not always mean they will continue on as breeding mares if they don’t produce well. We have comfortable room for every horse we own and breed. We have a few Straight Egyptian mares and several purebred mares from a variety of backgrounds. We are still in the learning stages. Our true foundation has yet to be established.” n

Right: Apalo Below left: Cosmapalotan RCF (Apalo x Angelina Showlee) 2013 colt Below right: Cirque Du Soleil BF (Apalo x En Soleil) 2012 filly

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Announcing

The $75,000 Added Arabian Reining Breeders Classic (ARBC) Futurities For Arabian And Half-Arabian Reining Horses Everybody in the reining horse community appreciates the success of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), and more recently the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), especially those watching from the rail with a mind to be participating on Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses. Following the recent success and growth of the Reining Futurity program for Arabians at the February Scottsdale, Arizona show and other programs, a group of individuals has now formed the ARBC. The format of the ARBC is very similar to the highly successful and extremely popular NRBC event, and with this program as its template, the ARBC has set its sights on becoming the Arabian reining version of what the NRBC is to Quarter Horse and Paint Horse reiners. In casting about for the perfect venue at which to introduce this exciting new program, the group simultaneously discovered, and was discovered by, the High Roller Reining Classic show, held annually in September in Las Vegas, Nevada. The High Roller Reining Classic is currently ranked at #4 in the NRHA Leading Events (as of 2013), after only five short years in existence. In 2014 the show will offer money and prize payouts of more than a half million dollars! The show runs eight days and the Arabian competition, including a $75,000 added prize money program for Arabians and Half-Arabians, is slated for midway through the show. The ARBC will also offer a $30,000 Youth Scholarship Program, followed up by a similar Scholarship Program and High Point prize for breeder, trainer, owner and youth to be awarded at the 2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse show. There is also a plan to connect the two shows by offering large prizes for those exhibitors who compete and win at both shows! The ARBC, led by longtime supporters and breeders of Arabian Reining Horses, Dick Ames and his daughter Lara, are looking forward with great anticipation to the events. “We’re thrilled to be a part of this brand new, game-changing futurity for the Arabian reining horse,” says Dick Ames. “It will offer the Arabian a spotlight and a chance to show the larger reining world what today’s bred-for-the-job, working western Arabian really can do!” The High Roller Classic will be held on September 13-20, 2014, at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This unique venue features a hotel, casino, multiple restaurants, and horse show, all under one roof, with unparalleled multimedia outlets employed to promote and enjoy the event. ■ For more information, visit www.HighRollerReiningClassic.com.

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Lauren Grabski w e l c o m e s

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Baske Afire x Sweet Day Dream

Scottsdale Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure Open with Lauren Grabski

Scottsdale Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Scottsdale Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & O ver with Jennifer Schwing

Owned by:

JENNIFER SCHWING

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

Baske Afire x Drive Me Crazy

Scottsdale First Place H/A Countr y Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Jennifer Schwing

Owned by:

JENNIFER SCHWING

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

Pryme Thyme x Chance to Dazzle

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Countr y Pleasure AAOTR 55 & O ver with Martha McCollough

Owned by:

OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS LLC

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

Pryme Thyme x Chance To Dazzle

2013 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION

Scottsdale Reser ve Champion Arabian Countr y Pleasure Junior Horse with Jason Krohn

Owned by:

OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS LLC

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DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna

4-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Countr y Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Brian Galbraith Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Countr y Pleasure Open with Jason Krohn

Owned by:

L&B FARMS

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulata’s Lady Delight

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion H/A Park ATR with Brian Galbraith

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion H/A Park Open with Jason Krohn

Owned by:

L&B FARMS

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ur hands to yours ... forever you’ll be in our hearts. Congrats Sophia Handel!

S c o t t s d a l e

TC Miyake x Fire Essense

—Lester & Brian

“Special Thanks to Gabriel DeSoto, Jessica Clinton and Vicki Humphrey!” RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION

Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian English Pleasure AATR with Lester Martin

Owned by:

L&B FARMS

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Agent:


2 0 1 4

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Clout x Ambitions Afire

4-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION

Scottsdale Reser ve Champion H/A Countr y Pleasure JOTR 15-18 with Jacquelyn King Owned by:

JACQUELYN KING W W W.OA K H AV E NA R A BI A N S .C OM

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Clout x Ambitions Afire

4-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPION

Scottsdale Champion H/A Countr y Driving Open with Jason Krohn Owned by:

JACQUELYN KING W W W.OA K H AV E NA R A BI A N S .C OM

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

Baske Afire x Ring Girl

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Scottsdale Reser ve Champion H/A Native Costume Open with Jessica Everitt

Scottsdale Top Ten H/A Native Costume AATR Owned by:

JESSICA EVERITT W W W.OA K H AV E NA R A BI A N S .C OM

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JS

Talladega Bey

Afire Bey V x Keepr of the Flame

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

Scottsdale Reser ve Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & O ver with Suzanne Cochran

JS

Afire And Desire

(Afire Bey V x JS Miss Wisdom)

Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Countr y Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 trained and shown by Suzanne Cochran

Owned by:

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Afire Bey V x Reedanns Phire Anddesire

CONGRATULATIONS, Bill and Shirley Reilich, on your purchase of this amazing horse! JOEL KIESNER, AGENT

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IXL Noble Express x Brassmis

“CONGRATULATIONS, L&B Farms, on your purchase of Too Brassi.” —Jennifer Schwing

Scottsdale Unanimous 1st Place Arabian English Pleasure Limit Horse with Jason Krohn

Owned by:

L&B FARMS

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2 0 1 4

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Afire Bey V x JR Claudette

CONGRATULATIONS, John and Patty Ferszt, on your purchase of Brimstone B. —L&B Farms CHRIS WILSON, AGENT

NATIONAL CHAMPION Owned by:

JOHN AND PATTY FERSZT W W W.OA K H AV E NA R A BI A N S .C OM

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Sundance Kid V x Bali Hal V

“CONGRATULATIONS, Oak Haven South Arabians, on your recent acquisition of this beautiful stallion. SPECIAL THANKS to Michael Carpio, for an outstanding job, and to Argent Farms for your impeccable care and flawless presentation at Scottsdale.”

Owned by:

OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS LLC F O R B R E E D I N G I N F O C O N TAC T: Jason Krohn • 903-539-3812

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fey

CONGRATULATIONS, Oak Haven South, on your purchase of Turn It Up!

Owned by:

OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS LLC W W W.OA K H AV E NA R A BI A N S .C OM

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Mamage x Chills N Thrills

CONGRATULATIONS, Kraft Family, on your purchase of Tamar MovesLikeJagger. —OAK H AVEN AR ABI ANS

Owned by:

KRAFT FAMILY

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2 0 1 4

S c o t t s d a l e

KRA

Afire Song

KRA Afire Works x Callaway’s Carioca (PICTURED LEFT)

“CONGRATULATIONS, Jennifer and Julia Junker, on your purchase of KRA Afire Song, “Diva.” We wish you both the best of luck!” —OAK H AVEN AR ABI ANS

Colorado Primetime

CL

TC Miyake x Colorado Sage

“CONGRATULATIONS, Mary Morales, on your purchase of this great horse! —OAK H AVEN AR ABI ANS

THANK YOU, Kellye Hill, for your business!” —OAK H AVEN AR ABI ANS

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Afire Brand Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues

“CONGRATULATIONS, Walker Family, on your purchase of Afire Brand.” —OAK H AVEN SOU TH AR ABI ANS

TERRI ELLIS, AGENT

SS

Kharben Kopy

C A Hermoso x SS Khactus Rose

“CONGRATULATIONS, Marr Family, on your recent purchase of SS Kharben Kopy.” —OAK H AVEN AR ABI ANS

AND JENNIFER SC H WIN G

COLONIAL WOOD, AGENT

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Congratulations on your purchases! Bennttleyy Millennium LOA x Reina X

JENSEN FAMILY, BUYER

SHANTEL LEWIS, AGENT

Mi Duchess OH KRA Afire Works x Mi Contessa Bey

COURTNEY FRENCH, BUYER

JANELLE GILLINGHAM, AGENT

RH

Mamento

Mamage x Lakeview’s Savoir Faire

JOY ARMSTRONG, BUYER

OAK HAVEN ARABIANS, AGENT

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Scottsdale The 2014

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Scottsdale

Arabian Horse Show by KARA LARSON

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THE 59TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE

Arabian Horse Show was warm. Scottsdale warm. For this term, there is more than temperature taken into account. “Scottsdale warm” is not just a number; it’s a feeling. It is about getting out of your home winter weather, polar vortex or otherwise, and into the Arizona desert. It is about the promise of a fresh start to the show season—bringing your best horses out to set up for a great year of Arabian horse shows. It is about experiencing the lifestyle of the Arabian horse world and discovering friendships among wonderful people. The warmth of Scottsdale is found in many places besides the sky and it is something not to be missed. As in years past, the 2014 show certainly set the stage for the dexterity of the Arabian horse. Exemplified through everything from reining to halter and country English pleasure to sport horse, the show came to life. As the sun rose to its highest point day after day, so did the enthusiasm for one of the most beloved Arabian horse shows in the world. And besides the undeniable energy and aptitude of the show, the total prize money available at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show 110 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

amounted to over 1 million dollars this year—a very impressive total. The following pages chronicle the show day-by-day, highlighting major moments, wins, parties, and feedback from those lucky enough to attend the show. So, even if you weren’t able to join us in Scottsdale this year, perhaps this will help to alleviate the pains of this unfortunate fact. That is, until you’re able to saddle up and head down next year, of course.


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Thursday, February 13th

___________________________________________________ On this crisp Arizona morning, the Equidome, Wendell, and the reining arena all made the beginning of the 2014 show a reality, representing the ease and strength of the Arabian horse. In this humble start, we are called to consider those responsible for the creation of our own Arabians. One prominent breeder, Marty Shea, talks about her personal highlights from Scottsdale this year. “Besides the awards we were honored to receive at both the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice and APAHA Awards during Scottsdale this year, Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express offspring did a whole lot of winning at the show. I think between the two of them, there were probably 20 performance championships won, which is amazing to see.” Seeing firsthand how your breeding endeavors shape the show ring must be a great thrill; however, for Marty, the real magic of Scottsdale resides in the promise and positivity of the show. “The Scottsdale show really kicks off the season. You’re in the mindset of it being the first show of the year and you have high hopes in that promise. There’s a great energy and optimism that goes along with that because it’s sunny and bright and everybody is happy. I think it inspires a lot of buying and really sets the tone for the rest of the season.” Marty adds, “I think a lot of horses changed hands at the show this year. I’ve heard great things from different training stables that sold horses and bought new ones, which is always a good sign.” On this opening day, one rider that had an exceptional day in the performance ring was 14-18 rider Allison Cederberg. Allie took home two Scottsdale blues, one on her purebred English horse, MSU Afire Blazon, and one on her Half-Arabian country English pleasure horse, Shock and Awe DSF. On these two momentous wins, Allison shares, “It was really special to win on “Shocky,” because it was a bit of a struggle last year, so taking home the blue was a big accomplishment. As for “Blazon,” it’s always fun because he’s such a blast to ride.” Allie adds, “I’ve had him for four years and he’s kind of been a surprise to everyone because we never thought he’d be able to do this.” Allison Cederberg and Shock And Awe DSF. Volume 44, No. 10 | 111


Friday, February 14th

_________________________________________________ As Scottsdale falls on this holiday of love once again, we are reminded of the love of the Arabian horse and passion it brings into our lives. Contemplating all there is to love about Scottsdale this year, Vicki Humphrey says, “There is not much to compare to the weather after suffering the Atlanta rain and snow and single digit temps all winter. The Scottsdale sun has to win the contest. A very close second was catching up with friends at the Market Street Grill!” Chase Harvill and Cara Mia Mein LOA.

Another trainer that really felt the love of the Scottsdale show through his own great success was Chase Harvill. He shares, “My highlight from Scottsdale this year was how amazing our junior horses worked and showed for us. I was first place and champion in the Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse with Cara Mia Mein LOA, owned by Jennifer Junker. I was also first place and reserve champion in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with FVF Roses Afire, owned by the Nelson family. We have had an amazing record with our junior horses over the last five years and this year’s Scottsdale continued that tradition.” One last love story starts with Eric and Michelle Loftis, owners of the Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Stallion 7 Years & Older Stallion Champion Skoroneek IA. Trainer Tony Steiner offers, “They’re really incredible owners and great people. So, not only do I get to show an amazing horse, but it’s been a really fun ride with them on board as well. They fell in love with him in Vegas last year and when the opportunity to acquire him came up, they jumped all over it. He’s an incredible horse and it was so special sharing the win with Eric and Michelle because they love the Arabian horse so much.”

Tony Steiner and Skoroneek IA.

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Of course there was great thrill in the success of the big win, but Tony’s real surprise came in the response and happiness gained from this stallion. “We had a really overwhelming response to him from everybody—trainers, exhibitors, judges, all of our peers, so for me, it was one of those once-in-a-lifetime type experiences to get to show him.”


Scottsdale Another important win on this Friday came in the Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt class. Leading the champion, Mike Wilson shares, “MD Hubal’s win was big because we stand and have developed his sire, AJ Thee Luca, for his owner Manuel Durini since he was a foal. It gives us a great deal of pride to say Hubal was born at our facility as was his sire! We strive to bring meaning to the term “full service” in management, training, marketing and breeding.” On the show in general, Mike offers, “Scottsdale 2014 was fantastic for Wilson Training Center as we had multiple winners and sold horses, as well as breedings. Way more importantly in the “big picture” though, was the atmosphere and number of new people coming to the show day after day to see the Arabian horse for the first time. Scottsdale is more than just a show; it’s an event that brings in the general public. Right now, this is priority number one in my book, and they can say mission accomplished for Scottsdale 2014, no question.”

Saturday, February 15th

Adam Rickart with Sttardom.

___________________________________________________ On the fourth day of the premier Scottsdale show, momentum picks up in the international classes, all held in the new South Hall. One of Greg Gallún’s highlights from the show came at the lead of the Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly Champion, Star of Al Zobair (Ajman Moniscione x S Rhapsody), owned by Al Zobair Stud. “Sheikh Abdullah came to our farm last year and acquired the exceptional 2-year-old filly from us. At the International show, she was the high score of the show and junior champion filly, which encompasses the ages of yearling to three-year-olds. So that was her premier show and she marked, I think, four ‘20s’ in head and multiple ‘20s’ in type—a very promising start.” On the amateur side of things, a special win for handler Adam Rickert came in the Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion AAOTH class. In his first year of showing his stallion Sttardom (Justify x Afire Star) under the training of Andrew Sellman, Adam shares, “Winning Scottsdale with Sttardom was an extremely special moment in my life. And having the people I care most about there to celebrate with me made it that

Greg Gallún and Star of Al Zobair.

much more special.” Adam continues, “In my eyes, a win in Scottsdale is impressive because a great deal of the horses competing have already been national or Scottsdale champions in amateur and/or open competition. It being the case in my class this year, coming out with a championship was amazing.”

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Another 2014 success, Midwest trainer Dagmar Gordiano, shares, “Scottsdale is one of my favorite shows. The highlight is always the incredibly high quality of the animals presented. Besides, it is always a reference and a showcase for all breeders in the world! It truly is a place where all the trainers bring the best horses.”

Sunday, February 16th

___________________________________________________ Every year, we relearn in the first few days of the Scottsdale show that there truly is nothing better than a clear sky, a mountain view, and the Arabian horse. With more youth classes, which are just as competitive and notable as the adult amateur classes, one can realize the potential of the future of breed. More members of the Arizona community pour into WestWorld, marketing and sales opportunities present themselves, and of course, horses and people alike bring the show to life. A trainer who boasts one of his best Scottsdale shows ever, Jason Krohn places the praise of this year’s success in his team of amateurs. Jason says, “We had probably the best Scottsdale show we’ve ever had. Personally, I had some really nice wins at the show, and that’s great, of course; but ultimately, it was amateurs that were completely over-the-top good this year. All of them. My hat goes off to them because they did everything we’ve been working on and were successful because of it.” Jason adds, “It was so gratifying to see the horses do what I’ve taught them to do at the amateur’s hands. They were perfect.”

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This day also offered a few more events not to be missed. The first was a presentation at Rivero International, followed by a presentation at Gallún Farms just minutes away. The weather set the stage for a couple of beautiful events, and in the execution, the Arabian horses and respected trainers made for two worthwhile presentations. A great group of stallions of international repute were shown and many breedings and sale horses were sold from each location. At the end of the day, a celebration was held for the younger crowd—the Youth Exhibitor Party, held in South Hall. Bouncy houses, games, pizza, cotton candy, and a live band put a perfect cap on the Scottsdale youth show.

Youth Exhibitor Party.


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C. Jarvis Insurance AHT Readers’ Choice Awards.

Monday, February 17th

Tuesday, February 18th

Youth and amateur classes continued in the Equidome, Scottsdale classic halter classes took place in Wendell, and additionally, there were sport horse classes, reining, and driving carriage classes to make this beautiful Monday a worthwhile one.

The Stachowski Farm Open House was one of the major highlights of this day. A stallion presentation and sales offerings that continues to grow in popularity and success year after year, this showcase featured some superb English and hunter horses in a wide range of prices. Also featured were HA Toskcan Sun and Black Daniels, two excellent stallions standing at Stachowski.

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Beyond these amazing classes, the main event of this day fell in the evening as a year’s worth of hard work in all facets of the Arabian horse industry is recognized at the Readers’ Choice Awards. Sure, there are other awards for the top trainers and showmen, but what about the marketing side, the photography angle, or hey, how about the hardworking writers? Every person involved in an Arabian horse’s life deserves to be honored, and at the Readers’ Choice Awards, this hope is made reality. This year, the event was sponsored by C. Jarvis Insurance and held once again at the lovely Monterra at WestWorld. Attended by more than 530 people, round tables were surrounded with Arabian horse people looking much cleaner and more presentable than you might see them at a horse show.

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On the Scottsdale show in general, trainer Jim Jim Stachowski Stachowski shares, “Each year we look forward to the start of Scottsdale. It’s the first show of the year where our clients and friends meet up to show, look for new horses to purchase, or just have fun! This year, the greatest highlight for me would be looking up into the stands, whether it be the Equidome, Wendell or the reining ring, and seeing the seats full of people. Nothing brings more electricity and excitement to a show than people cheering in the stands.”

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Scottsdale Signature Auction.

Wednesday, February 19th

___________________________________________________ With classic fillies in the morning and colts in the afternoon, performance throughout the day, and reining to cap it off, the 2014 show edged in on its final days. Big wins were surfacing and anticipation for some serious events permeated the air. The major event that marks this momentous day was the Scottsdale Signature Auction. Raising over $440,000 this year, over 160 stallion breedings were up for auction and many left with an exceptional breeding opportunity at bay. As the new South Hall filled with great food, tables of prospective breeders, and the excitement of a major auction, this one-of-a-kind evening certainly did not disappoint. With breedings to WH Justice, Vitorio TO, Ever After NA, Enzo, Beijing BHF, and Aria Impresario leading the pack for most lucrative auctions of the night, the chance to breed a superstar is a wonderful possibility.

Friesians, and a limited number of embryos. Jim and Sally Bedeker’s event wowed all in attendance and made for an unforgettable “Evening in Tuscany” as promised. On the event, Jim and Sally offer, “To facilitate the sale, we constructed an innovative new indoor arena. The 100 ft. stage in the center ensured that there wasn’t a bad seat in the house. Ultimately, we would love to do an auction of this caliber every year. In the future, we hope to invite other breeders with exceptional yearlings to join in on our sale.” Just a short drive from Gemini Equine Acres, you might have found yourself at another major event of the evening held at Arabians International. As an impressive group of stallions were showcased, sharing the Arabian horse with friends proved to be a special experience at the beautiful and quaint farm that lit up the desert darkness.

Thursday, February 20th

___________________________________________________ Competition and stamina of our show horses continued to impress with Arabian and Half-Arabian jumpers working all day in Arena 6, showing the athleticism of our horse in a new light. Also, in an exhibition of the Arabian horse lifestyle, this cool evening starred a Gemini Acres Production Sale attended by Arabian horse breeders, owners, and friends from all around the world. The impressive auction and presentation featured nearly 30 lots of quality auction horses that sold for noteworthy prices. The lots included Arabians, most of which were sired by Da Vinci FM and JJ Bellagio, Half-Arabians, 116 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Gemini Acres Production Sale.


Scottsdale

Friday, February 21st

___________________________________________________ With the Scottsdale show beginning to wind down into its final days, so began the barn presentations at WestWorld. Shada shared their prized stallions and babies a moment in the public eye, with food and shared love for the Arabian horse marking the low-key showing. One of the main stallions of the presentation was Skyehawkk (Magnum Psyche x Alada Khlasse VS). Also up for attending on this day, as they were most days of the show were some uniquely educational and interesting activities Scottsdale provided such as “Horse Basics” by Phillip Kast; “Behind the Scenes Barn Tours,” a talk on Mounted Patrol by the Scottsdale Police Department, and the free Family Night. Reflecting on her favorite moments from center ring, 2014 judge Corky Sutton shares, “In the performance division, my highlight was the junior Arabian hunter class. They were just incredible—there really weren’t enough ribbons to give out. It was good to see in our breed. Our hunters have come so far and our trainers have become so good working them, that it was really fun to judge it.” One other aspect of the show played a major role in her enjoyment of the show—the Scottsdale sun. Corky adds, “Spending ten days in the sun after the winter we’ve had was a huge highlight!”

Jeff Shada and Skyehawkk.

Saturday, February 22nd

___________________________________________________ On this last Saturday of the Scottsdale show, the beaming sun brought a massive crowd to WestWorld. As adoring kids anxiously lined up to “meet an Arabian horse,” others were already inside the newly added South Hall, painting ceramic horses and sitting atop trusty Arabian horses. If one continued around the grounds, showings and parties marked several stalls. At Lowe Show Horse Centre, a celebration for the great Mamage boasted his 25th birthday—a party joined by a live guitar player and many fans. McDonald Arabians, O’Neill Arabians, Krichke Training Center, Stachowski Farms, and Heathcott Arabians also opened their on-site farms to the public eye, showing off their stallions and bringing new people in with complimentary eats and new conversation. As the final day of performance classes wore on, the balmy desert night began to set in, calling for one final Arizona sunset to be reveled in and for all to look forward to the final evening in the Equidome. However, just as in the days of old, if you didn’t arrive early or have already Volume 44, No. 10 | 117


reserved seating, your chance options might be limited. Regardless of location, the show proved to be a superb one. With nearly every seat filled, the Arabian horses and trainers stepped up to the plate, bringing some of the best performances of the show center stage—for all to see. First up was Jason Krohn taking home the Half-Arabian country pleasure driving championship with Hello Moto (Clout x Ambitions Afire). On the class, Jason shares, “For me, this was one of the best classes of the horse show. It was a big class and it was a tough class. And I think that translated into the larger picture that was the whole horse show. The classes were consistently deep and competitive.” Josh Quintus and Onyx A.

O’Neill Arabians Presentation.

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In the Arabian western pleasure championship, four members of the elite top ten were sired by Sundance Kid V—a truly rare ratio and a tribute to the stallion. On top of this unique fact, there were numerous former national and Scottsdale champions in the running for top honors as well, making this class one of the most exciting and deep of the show. Leading the pack amongst this talented group was Onyx A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA) ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Anne Whitaker. A crowd favorite and unique Scottsdale class, the Liberty, exemplifies the essence of the Arabian breed at a very


Scottsdale fundamental level—with the horses prancing and tricking their human companions into running as much as they do, the crowd is entranced by their beauty and reminded of the intrinsic and undeniable spirit of the Arabian horse. The final class of the evening brought forward HalfArabian English horses worthy of greatness. Riding Lady Ava Isabela, Jonathan Ramsay, who also won the Arabian English pleasure on GSF Exclusive, took home another championship for owner Helen Lacey Reed. He shares, “They were very good classes, competition-wise, and the horses performed well, so I couldn’t be happier. I think that because Lady Ava is a Stachowski Farmbred horse, that’s something special on its own. She’s just a great mare. She’s won it before, and then to do it again—I think it speaks volumes for her talent. As for the purebred, Exclusive, she’s just coming off of her junior horse year, so it’s a big win for her in the open as well.” According to Jon, owner Helen Lacey Reed calls her show string, the “mega mares,” and in winning the two open English championships, it is safe to say they have earned this title. Another massive part of the Scottsdale charm happens in a different arena altogether. Running simultaneously to all of the Equidome excitement were the Scottsdale Reining Futurities, where $150,000 in prize money was up for grabs for Arabians and Half-Arabians. Olympic gold medalist Andrea Fappani won the purebred Futurity and got second in the Half-Arabian, which was won by Crystal McNutt. In charge of keeping the reining arena running smoothly, Phyllis LaMalfa has a big job. But at Scottsdale, reining is king, so the juice is worth the squeeze. Phyllis says, “The highlight of the show for me this year was the Purebred and Half-Arabian Futurity finals. Both were extremely exciting with some really tough horses. It was fantastic to watch.” All arenas were filled to the brim with members of the outside community and with members of our own Arabian horse community. Phyllis offers, “I love having the stands full and people everywhere. That’s when I think we have done our job well when you can look around and see everyone so excited and involved with those showing. And I think winning at Scottsdale means a lot. Scottsdale is a showcase show and you are going against the best horses out there. If you win at Scottsdale, you have really won something to be proud of.”

Jason Krohn and Hello Moto.

Jonathan Ramsay and Lady Ava Isabela.

World Champion Reiner Andrea Fappani at Seminar sponsored by Markel Insurance.

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Sunday, February 23rd

___________________________________________________ The final day brings forth a bittersweet ending to a beloved show. A show full of friendships formed, memories made, and champions born, the last day only solidifies all that has taken place throughout the show. Judge John Ryan offers the highest praise for a couple of his top classes on this final day, “Scottsdale as usual was a fantastic show to judge and there were several high points for me. The senior stallion championship was an amazing group of horses and is a class that will stay with me for a very long time. There were several top stallions and many of them will certainly contribute to the breed

as sires. We also had a unanimous winner in this class, and he was most definitely deserving of the win. The junior colt championship was also a fantastic class. Once again, we had a great group of colts who will be fun to watch as they mature.” The senior stallion championship class to which John is referring brings to the surface another excellent and unique event of two big wins from the show. These prestigious wins go to Bassam Al Saqran and his unprecedented horses Baahir El Marwan (Marwan al Shaqab x HB Bessolea) and senior mare Luxemere Jizette (KM Bugatti x TA Jihana Bey) taking two championships back to his farms in Kuwait and Dubai. On these wins, Mr. Bassam shares, “It’s like a dream come true. We worked hard to reach that level and to be part of the lovely Arabian horses. I wasn’t surprised about either of them becoming the champion, but there were some other very nice horses in the classes. They were both very special wins!”

Baahir El Marwan, David Boggs and Bassam Al Saqran.

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Trainer of supreme champion stallion Baahir El Marwan, David Boggs of Midwest Training Centre, was honored and thrilled with this amazing accomplishment. He shares, “The entire show was a grand success. I understand there were record crowds on Saturday and Sunday and record


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numbers of horses attending. Of course, the highlight for Midwest was Baahir El Marwan winning the supreme champion halter horse championship.” The other favorite, the junior colt championship, saw a colt by the name of Conquest BR (Versace x Lee Anna Psy) and handled by Greg Gallún crowned champion. A July colt that won his yearling class unanimously and then went on to be junior champion colt by another unanimous decision, was undoubtedly a big moment for Greg and the owners of Conquest BR . Owned by Neil Braverman and Jeff Sloan, Conquest BR Partners, Inc., Greg was introduced to the colt last October after Neil and Jeff acquired him. Greg shares, “The most gratifying thing is that the people whose opinion I respect have all been very supportive of this colt. I actually had one gentleman, a longtime Arabian horse judge, who had formerly judged Ali Jamaal, DA Valentino, and Magnum Psyche, approach me about him. He said that these stallions are all amazing horses, of course, but this one is as good, and maybe better. And he didn’t have to say that. It was genuinely what he felt; Conquest has that potential. Everyone that has seen him has been really enamored, and obviously the judges were as well.”

With another extraordinary Scottsdale in the realm of the past, Executive Director Taryl O’Shea of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona shares, “Scottsdale 2014 was, in my opinion, the best Arabian horse show on record. We had over 2,200 horses, over 300 commercial vendors, and more corporate and patron sponsors than we have ever had. With the behind-thescenes barn tours, the opportunity for the public to meet a horse and paint a pony, and many other events, Scottsdale was truly an incredible event—not only for the horse people, but for the spectators that come from around the world as well. The new facility at WestWorld really helped with the new look and feel of a world-class event. Watch out 2015!” A breed built on an elaborate history, every great Arabian horse story begins with breeding, and so, we too end this one with the leading sires of the 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. For Purebred Halter, Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) led the way, for Purebred Performance, it was Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire), and in the combined Purebred Halter and Performance, Afire Bey V again reigned supreme. In the Half-Arabian Halter division, DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) commanded the top of the list, and in the Half-Arabian Performance, Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) was the leader. And like his sire, Baske Afire came out atop with HalfArabian Halter and Performance winners. ■

With winners lined up in Wendell, the arena flooded with spectators awaiting the results of these high-stake classes. The most beautiful and perfectly conformed Arabian horses in the world took over the arena, illustrating the magic of showing at Scottsdale, and lastly, adorning the entire show with greatness and prestige in its final breaths. The APAHA Horsemen’s Awards offered the true final gathering to the show, capped with the celebration of success, talent, and the chance to enjoy one last evening with the Arabian horse community.

Josh Quintus at the APAHA Horsemen’s Awards.

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2014 Scottsdale Arabian Champions

Scottsdale Arabian Supreme Classic Champion BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea), shown by David Boggs for owner Bassam Al Saqran.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion Champion BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea), shown by David Boggs for owner Bassam Al Saqran.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion Reserve Champion POLIDORO FC (DA Valentino x Abha Palma), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Stuart Larsen.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion Champion EDISSON (Enzo x Monica PGA), shown by Tony Steiner for owner Stricklin Stone International, Inc.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion Reserve Champion SPITFYRE VF (TF Psymreekhe x Red Flame BRSB), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mike Steenhart.

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Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt Champion CONQUEST BR (Versace x Lee Anna PSY), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Conquest BR Partners, Inc.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt Reserve Champion SOUL OF MARWAN AS (Marwan Al Shaqab x RD Challs Angel), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Soul Partners Ltd.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt Champion MD HABAL (AJ Thee Luca x Anastasiaa), shown by Michael Wilson for owner Manuel Durini.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt Reserve Champion GHAZWAN ALJASSIMYA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Athina El Jamaal), shown by Giacomo Capacci for owner Al Jassimya Farm.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion AAOTH Champion STTARDOM (Justify x Afire Star), shown by owner Adam Rickart.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt AAOTH Champion CESARI PA (Masquerade PA x Fadila POF), shown by Dean Wikel, owner of Pegasus Arabians. Volume 44, No. 10 | 123


Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare Champion LUXEMERE JIZETTE (KM Bugatti x TA Jilana Bey), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner Bassam Al Saqran.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare Reserve Champion RH TRIANA (ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Freeland Farm LLC.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare Champion IMPRESSA MI (Aria Impresario x Mulawa Alexa), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Joanne Gunabalan.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare Reserve Champion HB DOMINIQUE EL DAKAR (Dakar El Jamaal x Padrons Afterglow), shown by David Botha for owner Tangle Ridge Farms.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly Champion ZENNYATTA (Victorious LD x Love Chimes LD), shown by David Boggs for owner Zennyatta Partners.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly Reserve Champion PITONISA AS (Ever After NA x Psyches Amber Dream), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Soul Partners Ltd.

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Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly Champion STAR OF AL ZOBAIR (Ajman Moniscione x S Rhapsody), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Sheikh Abdullah Mohammed Bin Al Thani.

Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly Reserve Champion ELLE FLAMENCA (Ajman Moniscione x Allamara MA), Joao Rodriguez for owner Jeff Collins.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare AAOTH Champion LUXEMERE JIZETTE (KM Bugatti x TA Jilana Bey), shown by Anthony Marino Jr.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly AAOTH Champion MC VITORIA (Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD), shown by owner Ross McDonald.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Filly/Mare JTH Champion JOI EL JIULIUSZ (Jiuliusz De Wiec x Enjoi E), shown by Tyler Shooshani for owner Cavallino Arabians.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Gelding Champion NW SIENSATIONAL (Afire Bey V x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Mark Davis. Volume 44, No. 10 | 125


Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Gelding Champion OCTAVIUS NA (Ever After NA x Psylk Obsession), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Mike Bills.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Gelding 3 Years & Under JTH 1st Place MONTREAU MP (Eden C x DVF Norma Jean), shown by Kendyl Peters for owner Mindy Peters.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Gelding AAOTH Champion JUSTTINIAN (Justify x Shahmaica Bey), shown by Steven Freeman for owner Karen Freeman.

Scottsdale Arabian Classic Gelding JTH Champion ALLESIO (Besson Carol x MFA Annies Song), shown by owner Katherine Bartlett.

Platinum Performance $5000 Arabian Liberty Champion MI GRAND VALENTINO (DA Valentino x GA Mi Grandlady), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Midwest Station II, Inc.

SSS Championship Classic 4 & Over Arabian Stallion/ Gelding ATH Champion MONTICETO LN (Justify x JD Allove Story), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Cynthia Burkman.

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SSS Championship Classic 4 & Over Arabian Mare ATH Champion KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.

SSS Classic Three Year Old Arabian Stallion ATH Champion MISSION WR (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Psong), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Valerie Sylla.

SSS Classic Three Year Old Arabian Filly ATH Champion VERAZES SWEETSERANADE (SF Veraz x Sohos Honey Serenade), shown by Jocelyn Hazlewood for owner Sycamore Farm LLC.

SSS Classic Three Year Old Arabian Gelding ATH Champion AMELIO LBA (DA Valentino x Amelia B), shown by Amanda Fraser for owner J. D. Smith.

SSS Classic Two Year Old Arabian Colt ATH Champion OLYMPUS CW (Magnum Psyche x Dyna HCF), shown by Mike Bills for owner Janice McCrea Wight.

SSS Classic Two Year Old Arabian Filly ATH Champion CHANTILLY LACE ORA (Vitorio TO x Raherra), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians. Volume 44, No. 10 | 127


SSS Classic Two Year Old Arabian Gelding ATH Champion VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), shown by Mike Beethe for owner Steve Miles.

SSS Yearling Arabian Colt/GeldingATH Champion SIR POGROM APA (Pogrom x Angellinah WLF), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Cordell Overgaard.

SSS Yearling Arabian Filly ATH Champion JUMAANA QF (Rohara Extrem Justice x Forbidden Love LL), shown by Elise Peacemaker for owners Rita and Stillman Buzzle.

SSS Auction Yearling Arabian Colt/Gelding AOTH Champion ROYAL MAESTRO (Pershahn El Jamaal x Aria Marchestra), shown by Amanda Fraser for owner Mark Davis.

SSS Auction Yearling Arabian Filly AOTH Champion RAH TOPAZ (Rahere x Magnums Caress), shown by Dr. Justin William Wight for owner Janice McCrea Wight.

SSS Arabian English Pleasure Maturity (Horses 5 Years Old) ATR Champion MUST BE LUV (IXL Noble Express x Musamerica), ridden by owner Michelle Oliver.

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SSS Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years Old) Champion AFIRE N FLAMES CB (Baske Afire x Ghreta), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

SSS Arabian Western Pleasure Maturity (Horses 5 Years Old) ATR Champion MANHATTAN CF (WH York x Psyches Kontessa), ridden by Audrey Hart for owner Susanne Mackrell.

SSS Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years Old) Champion RD HABANERO (Bey Ambition x NW Siena Psyche), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Barrie Padgham.

SSS Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maturity (Horses 5 Years of Age) Champion KAYCEE OF JEWYLLS LAS (Showkayce x Knight Jewyll LAS), ridden by Ashley Reimer for owner Valerie Sylla.

SSS Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 years of Age) Champion HS EDENS ECLIPSE (Eden C x Kouray), ridden by Tamera Bowles for owner Gordon Walter.

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Open Houses & Parties

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(*Ecaho x BA Famous Lace, by Fame VF)

2013 U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN SENIOR STALLION 2014 SCOTTSDALE 1ST PLACE INTL. 7 YEARS & OLDER STALLION 2014 SCOTTSDALE INTL. BRONZE CHAMPION SENIOR STALLION

Proudly owned by Eric & Michelle Loftis ~ Bred by Richard DeWalt 132 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES


His legendary name is reminiscent of the past; now he is ready to show you the future.

- contact Kim Morgan Arabians Kim and Jim Morgan arabsbykim@aol.com

Tony Steiner/ Show Horse Manager PO Box 1238 Pilot Point, TX 76258

Kim Cell: 940-453-4228 Tony Cell: 763-218-4362 Office: 940-453-3248

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Starting off the 2014 Show Season in Grand Fashion! J.T. Keller Performance Horses, LLC jtkellerphllc@gmail.com • 715-928-2813 W W W. J T K E L L E R T R A I N I N G . C O M

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Sky High Quest

(Quest MF x Take Me Higher)

2014 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion

Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Select with

Bill Bergfeld Owned by: Lynn M Simpson

MJ Kidd Zimmeron

(Zimmeron PGN+/ x Kouvay Babe+)

2014 Scottsdale Reserve Champion

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with

Holly Westmoreland Owned by: Holly Westmoreland

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Palermo

KM

(KM Bugatti x Palomara)

2014 Scottsdale Champion

Western Pleasure Junior Horse with J.T. Keller 2013 Canadian National Reserve Champion

Western Pleasure Junior Horse with J.T. Keller

2013 U.S. National Top Ten

Western Pleasure Junior Horse with JT Keller

2013 Region 9 Unanimous Champion

Western Pleasure Junior Horse with J.T. Keller

2013 Region 12 Unanimous Champion

Spotlight Western Futurity with J.T. Keller COMPETING FOR:

2014 Canadian and U.S. Nationals Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Standing at: J.T. Keller Performance Horses, LLC jtkellerphllc@gmail.com • 715-928-2813 www.jtkellertraining.com Owned by: Karen and Tony Caughell

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S pecial than k s to J osh and hi s amazing work wit h O nyx A!

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MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION RETURNS TO THE GRAND STAGE!

2014 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure with Josh Quintus

Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA Breeder Sweepstakes Nominated | Scottsdale Signature Stallion | Region 12 Spotlight Stallion SCID Clear • CA Negative

In training with Josh and Jennifer Quintus at Colonial Wood Training Center Standing at: J.T. Keller Performance Horses, LLC www.jtkellertraining.com Bred & Owned by The Whitaker Family • www.AvonleaArabians.com

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Arabian Western Pleasure Champion ONYX A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Anne Whitaker.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KM PALERMO (KM Bugatti x Palomara), ridden by JT Keller for owner Karen Caughell.

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

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion MOSSIMO PGA (Versace x National Enfanta), ridden by owner Deanna Morrison.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion SUNSTORMM (Sundance Kid V x Ice Storm TC), ridden by Audrey Hart for owner Vallejo III, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion KORNWALL (Monogramm x Kawalkada), ridden by owner Susan Copeland.

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Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion EE XTREME HEAT (Desert Heat VF x EE Minuet), ridden by owner Laura Smith.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion FERRAGAMO WP (Versace x Maiden Amerika), ridden by Janie Bowler for owner On Fire Arabians.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 15-18 Champion GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ridden by owner Amara Spizzirri.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under Champion JOGEES DAVINE WIND (Da Vinci FM x Jogees Windstar), ridden by Melissa Gilbert for owner Mary Margaret Gilbert.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 15-18 Champion CJ PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches n Fame), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x La Femmefatale DF), ridden by Jenna Curley for owner Sheila Curley. Volume 44, No. 10 | 141


Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion EXXPECTATION (BJD Excalibur x CHF Highlight), ridden by Halle Potts for owner Gordon Potts.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western AATR Champion TSAMURAI MAC (Maclintock V x Rohara Ronatta), ridden by Hillary Boothe for owner Sarah Boothe.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle JTR Champion GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ridden by owner Amara Spizzirri.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion GSF EXCLUSIVE (Afires Heir x Noble Empress), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Helen Lacey Reed.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NIGHT FLIGHT SA (Afire Bey V x Helen Hayes X), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

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Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion GOTTA WEAR SHADES (Apollopalooza x Matariaelle Girl), ridden by Susan Dreshler-Mulzet, owner of Dremel Enterprises, Inc.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion NOBLE APHRODITIE (IXL Noble Express x EA Aphroditie), ridden by Julia Turner for owner St. Martin Arabians Ltd.

Arabian English Pleasure AATR Champion ESSENCE OF DESTINY (TC Miyake x Fire Essence), ridden by owner Lester Martin.

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion MONTERO SF (Sir Fames HBV x Mistic Dream), ridden by Mckenna Ray for owner Brenda LaVette.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion MSU AFIRE BLAZON (Afire Bey V x Aieda), ridden by Allison Louise Cederberg for owner Dru Allison Cederberg.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion CSP HENNESSY (DS Mick Jagger x MHR Martinna), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Brian Galbraith.

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Afire Bey V x Helen Hayes X, by *El Ghazi Limited Introductory 2014 Stud Book Standing at Kiesner Training, Louisville, TN • Barn: 865-984-5245 • Fax: 865-984-5246 Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 • www.KiesnerTraining.com Proudly owned by Starline Arabians • Lori, Carey & Nicole Lawrence Rancho Santa Fe, CA • Phone: 858-756-4387 • www.StarlineArabians.com Volume 44, No. 10 | 145


MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi, by *El Ghazi

CP Manifesto H Mobility H x Afire Charmm James Stachowski

Adriana SA H Mobility H x Rumina Afire Starline Arabians

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Scottsdale Winner English Pleasure Stallions with Mary Trowbridge

CP Charmming Notions H Mobility H x Afire Charmm Cal-Poly University

H Mobility H & Trainer Mary Trowbridge


Thank you and congratulations to the renowned breeders who have chosen to include H Mobility H in their superior breeding programs: Cal-Poly University Alan Clanton Kimberly Conant Ken & Kathy D’Auria Barbara Faulkner Dr. Rosemary Fitzgerald Wally & Sheila Goertz John & Annettte Graffeo Hennessey Arabians Ann Knoop Steve & Diana Lazzarini Cliff McCurdy & Michelle Watson Lisa Munson Richard Nash & Jim Brandenberry Curt Piotrowski Melissa Prowse Irwin Schimmel Jill & Marty Sherman Jennifer Sullivan Suzanne Westfall Tom Whelan

Owned by Hennessey Arabian Horse Partners LLC Waterford, MI • 352.857.3384 • www.HennesseyArabians.com Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • AEPA Enrolled Standing at Trowbridge’s Ltd 860-354-8926 • www.Trowbridgesltd.com Volume 44, No. 10 | 147


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Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SA GISELE (IXL Noble Express x Rumina Afire), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion THYME OF MY LIFE (Pryme Thyme x Chance To Dazzle), ridden by Martha McCollough, owner of Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.

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

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion HEIRIBELLA (Afires Heir x Expressly Bella), ridden by Mallory Mahan for owner Karen Mahan.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion TEMPTAFIRE (A Temptation x Cinnamon Afire), ridden by owner Mike Beethe.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion BONFIRE ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Anna Raybourn for owner Lee Ann Flynn.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion FIRE CHARMM (Baske Afire x Charmming Adona), ridden by Valerie Vernon for owner Mia Peterson.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 15-18 Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under Champion PARTY ON WF (Baske Afire x Aparty Girl), ridden by owner Liza Lathrum.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 15-18 Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion DOUBLE OH SEVENN (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy), ridden by owner Alexa Tiziani.

Arabian Park Horse Champion BOMBARDIER EXPRESS VA (IXL Noble Express x Balquelotta V), ridden by Brandon Flood for owner Mayree Nolan.

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SUGAR MOUNTAIN (Bask Afire x Kelly L e Brock)

RESERVE CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH

Scottsdale 2014 FLO OD SHOW HORSES

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BOMBARDIER EXPRESS VA (IXL Noble Express x Balquelotta V )

CHAMPION ARABIAN PARK HORSE

Scottsdale 2014 FLO OD SHOW HORSES

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S COTTSDALe SCOTTSDAL COTTSDAL e 2014

ReseRve Champion half-aRabian english pleasuRe aaoTR 40 & oveR

He's S o Fine

1sT plaCe half-aRabian english pleasuRe aaTR 40 & oveR wiTh Tom hansen

Pension CAHR x Misunderstood Owned by: Tom and Leola Hansen | Redmond, Washington

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Champion half-arabian Country pleasure aatr 40 & over reserve Champion half-arabian Country english pleasure aaotr 55 & over with Diane franklin

ERA

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion O LORDY (The Firelord x Hi Passion), ridden by owner Laura Wolsey.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English AATR Champion O LORDY (The Firelord x Hi Passion), ridden by owner Laura Wolsey.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English JTR 18 & Under Champion GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion BLACK DANIELS (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay), driven by James Stachowski for owner Bryan Grossman.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion CP TRIPLE SPEC (SF Specs Shocwave x Beaujaleis), driven by Silvio Domingues da Silva for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion PROFICIENT FIRE (Baske Afire x Pro Mahogany Lady), driven by owner Irwin Schimmel.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion DA SOVEREIGN (Sundance Kid V x DA Faith), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley, owner of II B Farms.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner The Russell Family Trust/Katie Russell.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion RA SAINT PATRICK (Odyssey SC x NL Scandal Nashana), ridden by owner Mildred Chipman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion ROL O WHATA NIGHT (Out of Cyte x ROL Angel Eyes), ridden by owner Simone Frei.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion FIDENZIO (Enzo x WN Infinity), ridden by owner Jennifer Lavallee.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion CYLENT LIGHTNING CCA (Cytosk x Bakkaratta), ridden by Candace Berry for owner David Morrison. Volume 44, No. 10 | 155


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

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion JUSTTINIAN (Justify x Shahmaica Bey), ridden by Kimberly Beethe for owner Karen Freeman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 15-18 Champion JOURNEY X (Odessey SC x Marissa Bey), ridden by owner Kaylee Markonich.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under Champion MALIEKA (Palissandre x Andraja), ridden by owner Hannah Feldman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 15-18 Champion A TIME TO DANCE (Apollopalooza x Dancing Rain X), ridden by owner Erica Mark.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion ROL CYLENT ALARM (Cytosk x Matoska), ridden by owner Mackenzie Rivers.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion JERIKO MP (Jake Jamaal JCA x BST Auburn), ridden by Julisa Gomez for owner Mesoam LLC.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owners John & Karen Sparks Revocable Trust.

Arabian English Show Hack AATR Champion FIRST KNIGHT (MHR Nobility x Oh Bey B), ridden by owner Jill Bromley.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Hunter Hack Champion AL-MARAH JESSICA (Bremervale Andronicus x Reem Al Fala), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Al-Marah Arabians LLC.

Arabian Hunter Hack ATR Champion ST SHAAMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), ridden by Dakoda Mower for owners Fred & Jean Filleti Family Trust.

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion TURN IT UP (Baske Afire x Morgan Le Fay), ridden by Julie Daniel-Adams for owner Ashley Abraham.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion FS HEAR THE APLOZ (IXL Aroundofaploz x Heavenlei), ridden by Brittani Wingert for owner Lynnette Wingert.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Champion MONTERO SF (Sir Fames HBV x Mistic Dream), ridden by Mckenna Ray for owner Brenda LaVette.

Arabian Jumper Stake 3ft 3in - 3ft 6in Champion AM ZIPY SHARP SHOOTER (AM Power Raid x AM Zippy Handsom), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Mark Miller.

“Our favorite part of the show is seeing friends we have already made and making new ones. Shows come and go. Wins are fleeting and hard to come by, but it is our friends and our horses that we love the most, at Scottsdale or any show.” Arabian Jumper 3ft - 3ft 3in - ATR Stake Champion EYE KANN (Kann Tiki x Blue Eye), ridden by Alexus Willson for owner Priscilla Powell. 158 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

—ELIZABETH MILAM

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GOOD TIMES • GREAT RIDES EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS 8 CHAMPIONS

5 Reserves — Over 40 Top Tens

Thanks to everyone at The Brass Ring who worked tirelessly to make this an exceptional Scottsdale! We couldn’t do it without you! Special thanks to Gordon, Silvio, George, Davi, Demitrio, Marcos, Carey, Ben and Mercedes. —The Brass ring ClienTs

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Scottsdale’s Arabian & Half-Arabian Futurity Reining Classic Brings Money, Riders And Praise by SUE ADAMS

Champion Arabian Reining Futurity All Maxed Out RA and Andrea Fappani for owner Cotton McNutt.

The Arabian Reining Horse Association’s (ARHA) 2014 Scottsdale Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurity Reining Classic celebrated a tenth anniversary by attracting two of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) top money riders. Their interest in competing in the Futurity Classic is simply further evidence of the word most often used to describe the show this year: “Better.” Better purebreds, better Half-Arabians, better trainers, better riders, better facilities.

Better Focus On Young Riders With Short Stirrup Classes

“Better” starts with getting young people interested in Arabian reining through the introduction of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Short Stirrup classes. Frank Costantini, a past president of NRHA and NRHF, credits ARHA for working with NRHA to offer these classes. “This event speaks well to the biggest

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Champion Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Were Dun Johnny with Crystal McNutt for the Friedman family.

challenge facing the equine industry today, that of getting young people involved. This really shows what reining has to offer.” Scottsdale trainer Jessica Bein of Bein Performance Horses, agrees. “This is a great way for kids to learn to be comfortable showing and be safe at the cantor because they are in the ring by themselves to ride the reining pattern,” she explains. “I had three students riding and they were thrilled. These classes are a good boost toward getting kids interested in our sport.”

“Better” Spans Beyond The Wells Fargo Advisors Arena

From the perspective of Joe Betten, who together with Tom Redmond and Dick Ames, is regarded as one of the “Three Founding Fathers” of the Futurity, speaks with pride, “The quality of the horses showing this year reflects


Scottsdale nearly a complete change over this decade. If you lined up the horses from that first event with the competitors here now, we’ve got a completely different horse. When we started, we hoped to attract some top Quarter Horse people—and this year, they’re here!” Betten was referring specifically to two multi-champion trainers, Andrea Fappani and Craig Schmersal. Italian born Fappani was the youngest NRHA Million Dollar Rider and a Three Million Dollar Rider. He and his wife operate Fappani Performance Horses in Scottsdale. Schmersal, of Schmersal Reining Horses in Overbrook, Okla., is one of the youngest trainers on the NRHA’s top ten list, and the third Two Million Dollar rider. He travels between their farm and the family’s home in Scottsdale where they relocated for their second of three sons to attend prep school. Also present was Terry Thompson of Aubry, Tex., one of the five-judge panel for the show, judged the ARHA Futurity Reining Classic four years. A NHRA judge for some 40 years, he holds eight judging cards, including FEI and Quarter Horse. His impressions of the tenth anniversary show speak through the eyes of a seasoned professional. “Arabian people now have a better understanding of what makes a good reining horse, which in turn culls the competition but produces a higher level event,” he explains. Kyle Tack of Whitesboro, Tex. brought their mobile tack shop to the ARHA Futurity Reining Classic eight years ago. The shop location has a great view of Wells Fargo Advisors Arena action and Marshall Kyle knows reining. “This is always a good show, but it is only getting better and better. The quality of horses and tremendous showmanship is impressive. Scores this year are close to NHRA average scores, not only in the Half-Arabian classes but in purebred Arabians too,” says Kyle. ARHA president Eleanor Hamilton of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm in Rogers, Minn., is pleased by the quality of the entries in the tenth anniversary show. “Our breeders have made huge strides in the past ten years,” she explains. “The improvement in our purebred horses is really fantastic. These refined, selective breeding programs are producing better reining horse stock, horses with stronger bodies, more balanced conformation and greater athleticism coupled with good minds and quiet dispositions.”

Tim Anderson, new chair of the ARHA Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurity and Marshall Kyle of Kyle Tack.

New Chair Of The Arabian/Half-Arabian Futurity Sees Opportunities Ahead

Tim Anderson of Amani Reiners in Milbank, SD, is the new chair of the ARHA Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurity. Anderson is enthusiastic about the future of the futurity. “Support may not come just from donations,” he explains. “We have a lot of confidence in the popularity and growing potential of reining. The futurity will continue to be a driving force in supporting reining. And as we look back over the accomplishments of the past decade, I see the future as equally bright.”

Finals Weekend Produced Big Winners And Great Competition

Big money was once again up for grabs with the Futurity Reining Classic pushing well beyond 1.3 million dollars awarded since 2005. These financial incentives are increasingly visible in the ring as reining Arabian and Half-Arabian horses perform at consistently higher levels. On Friday night, the purebreds vied for a total purse of $46,000 with payouts through the top ten. Breeding programs developing reining Arabians are making a

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Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Reining Futurity SH Imvaguelysurprised with Craig Schmersal for owner Timothy Anderson.

big difference in the ring with beautiful horses showing at very high performance levels. All Maxed Out RA, owned by Cotton McNutt of Baytown, Tex., and ridden to the championship by Andrea Fappani, came away with $16,000. Reserve champion honors and $8,500 went to Crystal McNutt riding AM Star Of The Sea for the late Bazy Tankersley of Tucson, Ariz. Third and fourth place tied with a payout of $4,000 each to Aaron Doss on Scarlets Revolver owned by Zollie Saxon, Muskogee, Okla. and Tyson Randle riding Mr. Universe for Bryan Nelson of Houston, Tex. EAF Hesa Wizard ridden by Ken Eppers for Tim Williams, Burlington, Kan., placed fifth with winnings of $3,000. Vallejo Beautifulmoon, ridden by Crystal McNutt for owners Vallejo III Ranch, Afton, Okla., claimed $2,750 in sixth place. Anita Dublin on AM Mighty Titus owned by Mary Brownlee, Billings, Mont. won $2,500 as seventh place. Good N Plennty ridden and owned by Dusty Morgan, Dulce, Calif., placed eighth with $2,000. Cadillac Khowboy ridden by Jessica Bein and owned with her husband David Bein, of Scottsdale won $1,750 in the ninth spot. And closing out the top ten at $1,500 was Shiraze JT ridden by Jason Hershberger for owner John Toolson Jr, of Jerome, ID.

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Saturday evening’s Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Championship saw serious competitive action amongst the top ten for a total purse of $74,000. The $30,000 championship went to Crystal McNutt on Were Dun Johnny owned by Susan, Allyson and Bradley Friedman of Scottsdale. Reserve champion honors and $11,000 went to SH Imvaguelysurprised, ridden by Craig Schmersal for Timothy Anderson, Milbank, SD. Andrea Fappani claimed third and $8,000 on PAF Hitman for Auriel Overall, Tucson, Ariz. Fourth place went to BJ Spooks Lil Gunner, ridden by Tyson Randle for Michelle Deoroche, Argyle, Tex. with $5,500.00. Fifth and sixth placed tied for a payout of $4,600 each for Colby Dustin Powell on Whata Doc Bar TR for owners, Silver Aspen Ranch, Aubrn, Wash., and to Tyson Randle ridding Hollywood Firecracker for SA Grove of Wessington Springs, SD. Brian Welman riding Dun It My Way RA claimed seventh place for Richard Ames of Cedar Ridge Arabians, Jordon, Minn. Ames also shared a split on eight and ninth place with Brian Welman riding Dun With Style RA for $2,550 and Tyson Randle on Easy Dun It for Bryan and Cheryl Nelson, of Houston, Tex. Crystal McNutt on Ben There Dun That RA, owned by Larry Lease, Clements, Calif., took the tenth spot with $1,500.


Scottsdale Four years ago Tim Anderson of Amani Reiners in Milbank, SD, recognized that reining horses needed an opportunity to earn prize money after the futurity years. He made a four-year $20,000 annual funding commitment to the Half-Arabian Non-Pro Derby for six, seven and eight year old reiners. Anderson’s vision is producing significant results with 19 entries in the class won by Rod Powell for Silver Aspen Ranch on Whoa Damit winning $6,800, plus $2,000 in Prime Time. Katie Harvey of KGB Texas Marketing riding Smoking Gun claimed reserve champion and $5,400. Third place went to Cori Vokoun of Buckshot Farms riding BSF Marshall Dillon and claiming $4,000. SH Cool Dude ridden and owned by Diane Comeau placed fourth with $2,000. Joe Betten riding Custom Gale claimed fifth place with $1,800 but also won $1,500 in Prime Time and $1,700 in Intermediate. Cori Vokoun of Buckshot Farms riding Sonatinas Sunset won Arabian Non-Pro and $3,375. Nicole Kent on Hazel de Boise went reserve champion winning $2,625.00.

Sponsors And Competitors Like This Show

Phyllis LaMalfa, executive director of the ARHA, sites sponsor loyalty as evidence of the success of the Futurity Reining Classic. “Wells Fargo Advisors returned as our arena sponsor, Markel Insurance Company sponsored our Draw Party with a seminar conducted by famed trainer Andrea Fappani. Kyle Tack returned for an eighth year, Bingham Equipment Company continued as our tractor sponsor and SmartPax returned as an event sponsor. Silver Spurs Equine, LLC returned for a second year, this time to introduce their newly acquired champion Arabian stallion, What It Takes, along with showcasing their American Quarter Horse stallions. This show is successful because these sponsors believe in it and we appreciate each one of them.”

lot of interest from the Arabian horse community. It is an exciting, action oriented competition mixing fun and great sportsmanship, making an ideal sponsorship opportunity for Markel,” comments Kimberly Douglas, Markel’s Manager of Arabian Horse Practice. Kim Niven of Armani Reiners, said, “There are so many great “back stories” here. Like Non-Pro Derby Rookie Champion Paul David. He has a very ill young child so he is unable to ride often, but he has dozens of fellow competitors and everyone from Crystal McNutt Performance Horses where he trains cheering for him on the rail.” A combination of numerous intangibles is required for a great show atmosphere. There is the camaraderie born of people who share the love of good horses and a friendly atmosphere of people looking out for each other, ready to lend a hand or a halter, whatever might be necessary. There is all the laughter and good-natured humor that accompanies reining. The Scottsdale show is a special experience because of all the people who enjoy each other’s company as much as great horses—and it is only getting better and better—for 2015 and beyond. ■

While Markel Insurance has a long time presence in the horse community, particularly in the Arabian industry, they continue to educate the horse community through sponsoring educational seminars open to the public. This year Markel sponsored “Preparing Your Horse to Show,” which featured Andrea Fappani and Arabian champion stallion, What It Takes, owned by Silver Spurs Equine. “The company strives to build long term relationships in the market and Arabian reining horses are attracting a

Tim Anderson and Kim Niven of Amani Reiners and sponsors of the Half-Arabian Non-Pro Derby.

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2014 SCOTTSDALE NEWS CEDAR RIDGE-BRED ARABIANS TAKE 6 CHAMPIONSHIPS, 2 RESERVES AND 20 TOP TEN AWARDS!

All Maxed Out RA Wins Reining Futurity

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8 AMES-BRED REINERS SLIDE TO GLORY AT SCOTTSDALE!


2014 SCOTTSDALE NEWS CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS BRING HOME THE GOLD IN 11 DIVISIONS AT SCOTTSDALE!

MSU AFIRE BLAZON Champion Arabian English JTR 15-18 with Allie Cederberg

DOUBLE OH SEVENN 2nd Place Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot with McKella Tiziani

SHOCK AND AWE Unanimous Champion H/A Country Pleasure JTR and JOTR 15-18 with Allie Cederberg

BRASS STAR 3rd Place Arabian Pleasure Driving with Dick Ames

DOUBLE OH SEVENN Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 14 & Under and Champion Arabian Country 14 & Under with Alexa Tiziani

DUNIT MY WAY RA Top Ten H/A Reining Futurity Classic with Brian Welman DUN WITH STYLE RA Top Ten H/A Reining Futurity Classic with Brian Welman

Contact Leah Boyd 515-520-7604 or John Golladay 847-668-3538 leah@cedarridgearabians.com • john@cedarridgearabians.com WWW.CEDAR-RIDGE.COM

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Arabian Reining Futurity Classic at Scottsdale Champion ALL MAXED OUT RA (HH Maxemus x Marliera), ridden by Andrea Fappani for owner Cotton McNutt.

Arabian Reining Horse Bitted Champion IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Audrey Zinke.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion VALLEJO BEAUTIFULMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion MY MAJEC MOMENT (D A Napitov x Majestic Ancestry), ridden by Rod Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 Champion LD TSUNAMI (OH Kornerstone x In Bens Image), ridden by Katie Harvey, owner of KGB Texas Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.

Arabian Reining Horse Limit Rider AATR Champion P A RAPTOR (Eternety x PA Ratene), ridden by Sarah Sussman for owner Samantha Price.

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Arabian Reining Horse JTR 15-18 Champion TAKE A SPIN (What It Takes x Minding Ps And Qs), ridden by owner Amara Spizzirri.

Arabian Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion ERIK THE BLACK (GFI Cheyenne x California Danser), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Gayle Bouskos.

Arabian Western Trail Horse AOTR and ATR Champion AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), ridden by Nan Walden, owner of Rancho Sonado LLC. Also Arabian Western Trail Horse Champion with Courtney Spicer up.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse Champion MOMENT IN TIME L (TC Mirage x KC Summer), ridden by Mike McDaniel for owner Pamela Lauriton.

Arabian Working Cow Horse ATR Champion AMERIKAN EAGLE (R Classic Touch x State Of Liberty), ridden by Megan Sitzman and Working Cow Horse Bitted Champion with Eddie Ralston for owner Gary Howard.

Arabian Cutting Open and Non-Pro Champion HF ZINSON DELRAY (Dreams Ferrari x Zynfandelle), ridden by Dan Manning (Open) and owner William Dudley (Non-Pro). Volume 44, No. 10 | 167


Scottsdale HA/AA Supreme Classic Champion THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Senior Mare Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner R. Todd Weegens.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Junior Filly Champion BPA VENUS (SF Veraz x BPA Daisy Dukes), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Patti Scheier.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Mare AAOTH Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Glena Weegens for owner R. Todd Weegens.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Filly/Mare JTH Champion SHES STILL JAMMIN (Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Teana Long for owner Allyson Nelson.

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Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Senior Gelding Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown Rob Bick for owner Texie Lowery.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Junior Gelding Champion THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Gelding AAOTH Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by owner Texie Lowery.

Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Gelding JTH Champion THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Colton Jacobs for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion STLA C IM FONDAU (C Our Zeus x Dr Fonda Color), ridden by Ron Copple for owner Diane Franklin.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KHARTWRIGHT J (Khadraj NA x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Timberidge Family LLP.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Dennis Clark for owner Linda Clark.

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

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), ridden by Gena Rodgers for owner Cynthia Rodgers.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion CALL ME AWESOME (NW Awesome x Miss Rippin Rascal), ridden by Dennis Clark for owner Linda Clark.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion CRUZIN WITH PATCHEZ (Majeztic Fame x Mishawa Pow Wow), ridden by Amanda Fraser for owners Mark and Debbie Schmuker.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion SKY HIGH QUEST (Quest MF x Take Me Higher), ridden by Dr. William Bergfeld for owner Lynn Simpson.

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

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 15-18 Champion CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

“We had a lot of wonderful moments. Our horses and our breeding program were well represented in multiple arenas. Perhaps the highlight was Khartright J winning the HalfArabian junior western horse division. He is a horse we bred and sold to Jim and Rhonda White and

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Robin Porter.

was shown by Josh Quintus. It is just as rewarding to me to have someone win with a horse we bred and sold as to win with one we own. The weather, the horses, and the people make it a great winter getaway.” —LARRY JEROME HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), ridden by Halle Potts for owner The Brass Ring, Inc. Volume 44, No. 10 | 171


HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion ALADA GOLD (Alada Baskin x Moonlight An Ice), ridden by Cari Thompson for owner Jennifer Hardy.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western AATR Champion KHARHARTT PGA (Khadraj NA x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by owner Pat Ronyak.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle JTR 18 & 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 English Pleasure Champion LADY AVA ISABELA (Baske Afire x Captivating Style), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Helen Lacey Reed.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NUTTIN BUT A GOODTIME (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Tempted By Fait), ridden by Joanne Chavez for owner Shawna McCune.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion TOI SENSATION CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), ridden by Katie Harvey, owner of KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

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HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion HOT AIR (Baske Afire x Rita), ridden by Sydney Dazzo for owner Dazzo Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AATR Champion SF NITRO SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue), ridden by Sydney Dazzo for owner Dazzo Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion APOLLOS CARY GRANT (AA Apollo Bey x Callaways Annie Laurie), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion NUTCRACKER SWEET PF (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

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2014 Scottsdale Success

13 Championships 14 Reserve Championships 39 Top Ten Awards StachowSki Farm iS now mobile ... check out our new aPP Available on iTunes & Google Play M antua, OH • ScOttSdale, aZ • San M arcOS, ca JiM StacHOwSki : 330-603-2116 • Peter StacHOwSki : 330-620-0194 • Office :330-274-2494 infO @ StacHOwSki.cOM

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Congratulations

BUYeRS that made the StachowSki FeBRUaRY SaleS a SUcceSS. to the

1. Ali Hot Tamali

The Nastri Family

16. Hidden Treasure MA Prestige Farms

2. Bel Aire V

David Matlack

17. HA Starstruck Knight The Saunders Family

3. SF Oops Ididit Again

Sherry Layne

18. CP Manifesto

The Kirby Family

4. Rickeys On Fire MA

Mr. & Mrs. Bob Brown

19. Good N Plenty CCF

Kimberly Jarvis

5. Two Buck Chuck

Maudi Fleming

20. Tempting Fire

Macman Boerdery CC, South Africa

6. VJ Julian

Golden Sands Arabians Inc.

21. Sinful

Leslie Harwood

7. Wize Beybe

Lurline Combs

22. Afire Star VF

Kimberly Jarvis

8. Young Money

Yvonne Metcalf

23. Hinged In Heaven

Helen Lacey Reed

9. Al Patino CRF

Dan & Maureen Grossman

24. GSF Malinah

Kimberly Jarvis

10. Aries MA

The Skinner Family

25. The Muffin Man

Susan Racey

11. ERA Horacio

Abigail Weiby

26. Embryo (Nirvana x Patina Afire) Feather Arabians

12. JJ Special Edition

Equine Ventures LLC

27. Rodayo Drive

13. Rebel Love MA

Leslie Garvis

14. Extreme Heartthrobb Kara Larson 15. Brave Trot MA

Prestige Farms

The Peters Family

Purchased from Colonial Wood, Josh Quintus 28. Ima Rockin Popstar

Tabitha Bell

Purchased from Setting Sun Stables, Joe Reser

We see an increasing demand for great young prospects ... and the supply is short! Contact us to plan a strategy for your marketing and breeding program.

www.stachowski.com

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Nutcracker Sweet

Scottsdale 2014 Celebrating three great rides and three great wins!

Unanimous 1st Half-English Pleasure JTR 15-18 Unanimous 1st Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under with Juliette Dell

AUSTIN, TE XAS

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PF

Undulata's Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu


Blaze N Berries In Loving Memory ... 1998 - 2014

When we think of those companions who traveled by our side down life's road,

let us not say with sadness that they left us behind, but rather say with gentle

gratitude that they once were with us. —Author Unknown

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2014 Scottsdale Unanimous

HotAir UnanimoUs Champion half-arabian English plEasUrE aaoTr 19-39

Vicki and Sam dazzo, Jr. • Sydney dazzo a lbuquerque, new m exico

Baske Afire x Rita

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Champions with Sydney Dazzo

NitroShoc SF

UnanimoUs Champion half-arabian English plEasUrE aaTr

SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue

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2014 Scottsdale Champions

Lady Ava Isabela C hampion h alf -a rabian E nglish p lEasurE o pEn Both proudly owned By h elen l acey r eed r ancho Santa Fe, c aliFornia Baske Afire x Captivating Style

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with Jonathan Ramsay

Exclusive

GSF

C hampion a rabian E nglish p lEasurE o pEn

Afires Heir x Noble Empress

ANNOUNCING THE ARRIVAL OF EXCLUSIVE'S 2014 FILLY, HA TSERAFINA SIRED BY NATIONAL CHAMPION HA TOSKCAN SUN

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HA

Toskcan Sun

Keep Your Light in the Piazza … Here Comes the Sun! by

HA Toskcan Sun, 2012 U.S. National Champion Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Jim Stachowski.

“With her long neck and her great motion, Mi Toska+++ was simply one of the most elegant English Pleasure Arabian mares of all time.” ~ Gene LaCroix

Helen Lacey Reed, Michelle and Scott Harris and HA Toskcan Sun.

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Christy Egan

In the early 1970’s, when owning, breeding and showing Arabian horses was fast becoming popular in America, there lived in Santa Ynez, California an extraordinary lady. Her name was Patricia Mills and when it came to understanding and breeding great Arabian horses, she was a phenomenon. Between June, 1971 and February, 1974 she bred and registered nine purebred Arabians, of which seven became national winners, including Mi Bagic, Mi Mollie McCoy++, Baja Neter, Fire Devil, Le Dez++, Safire++ and Mi Toska+++. “When I was a teenager, I fell in love with Arabian horses at her barn,” remembers Pat Mill’s niece, Michelle Harris. “When she died young and unexpectedly, her horses were all sold, but I never forgot. At 30, I was able to return to Arabian horses, determined to take up her legacy and to try and recreate my aunt’s inspired program.” In 2007, Michelle and her husband Scott bought the unborn foal of the Zodiac Matador+ daughter, Matoska and the outstanding young English sire, Baske Afire. Matoska had already produced four national winners at that point. The tail-female line was exactly what the Harris’ had been seeking … a direct link to Pat Mills’ foundation mare, Toi, via her best daughter, Mi Toska+++. Winner of 14 national titles, including Canadian National Champion Mare and Reserve National Champion English Pleasure, Mi Toska+++ was the leading winning English mare of her day. She produced four champions, as did her daughter (Matoska’s dam) Bint Mi Toska. Bint Mi Toska is the dam of the great 9-time National and Reserve Champion, Afires Vision+/. For Michelle and Scott, the resulting foal, HA Toskcan Sun, was the stuff of dreams come true. Upright, bay, elegant and delighted with life, Toskcan Sun was placed into training when the time was right and soon turned up in the 2012 U.S. National Championship show winner’s circle with Jim Stachowski, covered in roses following the English Pleasure Junior Horse. In 2013 the team returned to take Reserve National Championship honors in the open English Pleasure.


“Toskcan is a beautiful individual. A true Arabian—he has class, quality and a classic Arabian type and elegance. He’s a good, fourcornered horse too, with ‘smarts’. He wants to be a great show horse. Even the halter people appreciate Toskcan!” ~ Jim Stachowski “The first time I saw Toskcan Sun was in the warm-up ring at the Nationals and I was captivated by the sheer elegance of the horse. He’s very well-bred and very observant, and just breathtakingly beautiful, whether he’s walking, trotting or standing! He appears to be a great cross for the IXL Noble Express daughters, too.” ~ Marty Shea

“HA Toskcan Sun is a very nice horse and a

Helen Lacey Reed and her “Mega Mares.”

really good English horse. We are pleased to have used him for several years now and have three foals coming this year by him.” ~ Sheila Varian

Above: Calendar Girl V (Bravado Bey V) and 2014 HA Toskcan Sun foal. Donna Lynch, owner. Left: The Varian mare, Balquenaire V (Bel Aire V) and her 2014 HA Toskcan Sun colt (foal is owned by Mary Jane Hanson).

Meanwhile, Harris’s had formed an alliance with Helen Lacey Reed, longtime Arabian breeder and exhibitor. Helen’s 20 years with Arabian horses have given her an exceptional horsemen’s eye for talent and quality. Her spectacular show mares are also a remarkable addition among HA Toskcan Sun’s first great groups of ladies-in-waiting. Who would not be thrilled to have their young English sire bred to the likes of Helen’s GSF Exclusive (Afires Heir x Noble Empress), multiNational Top Ten, 2013 Reserve U.S. National Champion English Junior Horse and 2014 Scottsdale Champion English Pleasure? “We have this great dream, you see, to bring back the kind of Arabian that is both beautiful and a great athlete,” Helen says. It’s an ambitious, rather idealistic goal but it’s difficult to argue with the extraordinary quality of HA Toskcan Sun’s first two foal crops and their “who’s who” dams. In addition to GSF Exclusive the roster of mares expecting this year or being bred to Toskcan Sun includes: JR Mata Hari (Apollopalooza x Matariaelle Girl), full sister to two-time National Champion, Gotta Wear Shades; Primroza Afire (Afire Bey V x Primroza), dam of five national winners; SV Justajoy (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara), multi-national winner and U.S. National Champion Country English Amateur; National Top Ten, VF Fires Alarm (Allience+/x Aerial Fire Sai by Traditio), and GSF Ambienze (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea) 3-time National Champion. Some are purchased mares; some are

embryo acquirements; some are owned by outside breeders … all are exceptional and well-dressed in their quality, pedigree and credentials. Those aforementioned outside breeders are also an impressive lot and include USEF and APAHA Breeders of the Year, Tim and Marty Shea and Maroon Fire Arabians; Sheila Varian and Varian Arabians’ clients, Roger and Linda Lervick, Barbara Chur, the Stachowski family and numerous others. The first foal crop in 2012 was a big success and the second in 2013 even more so. Watch for future English super stars sired by HA Toskcan Sun out of daughters of Allience+//, IXL Noble Express, Afire Bey V, Barbary+++, Hucklebey Berry+/, Huckleberry Bey, Apollopalooza and The Chief Justice+. Creating a good breeding program is more than simply challenging. It takes decades, even for a very good breeder to begin to accomplish a consistent, successful “look”. Creating a lasting, truly great breeding program can take numerous generations of horses and several generations of breeders as well. Michelle Harris has an advantage over most, in that she has had several great mentors including her husband Scott, her friend John Cahill, who travelled America with her looking at broodmares, and her trainer, the great horseman Jim Stachowski. And of course there’s her ongoing inspiration, her aunt … Patricia Mills, legendary breeder, legacy provider and inspiration nonpareil.

Standing at: Stachowski Farm, Inc. | Jim Stachowski: 330.603.2116 Owned by: HA Toskcan Sun LLC | Scott and Michelle Harris and Helen Lacey Reed | Michelle: 951.313.6740 | www.HarrisArabians.com Volume 44, No. 10 | 183


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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion PROPER ENGLISH (HF Mister Chips x Jewels Lemon Scent), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owner Kevin McBride.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CARA MIA MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Caramar), ridden by Chase Harvill for owner Jennifer Schaffel Junker.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion SURE FIRE REDEMPTION (Afire Bey V x A Lady at Heart), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion PROPER ENGLISH (HF Mister Chips x Jewels Lemon Scent), ridden by owner Kevin McBride.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion ADMIRE THE FIRE (Baske Afire x Admirals Lotus Blossom), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North by Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion ERA THRILLICIOUS (Baske Afire x Koriene), ridden by owner Diane Franklin.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), ridden by owner Lindsay O’Reilly-French.

“With the cold winter we have had, the weather was a definite highlight. It was really nice with no rain, so you really can’t beat that! Another major highlight was Lindsay O’Reilly French’s unanimous win on James Brown in the Half-Arabian country division. They made for an amazing pair!” —SHAN WILSON

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultans Mainshine), ridden by Phil Flemming for owner Suzette Johnson.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 15-18 Champion SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by Allison Louise Cederberg for owner Dru Allison Cederberg.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under Champion KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Marks Majesty x River Dance NA), ridden by owner Abbey Weiss.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion CARRY ON LOA (Millennium LOA x Caramar), ridden by owner Lindsey Clarie Farni. Volume 44, No. 10 | 185


English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SS BOY GENIUS (TBO Beyboy Bask x Wild And Lovely PH), ridden by Quinn Eisenfeld for owner Penny Stuart.

Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion MAJOR SENSATION DJ (DS Major Afire x Superb Sensation), ridden by owner Elle Browne.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion ERA GAL GETS AROUND (IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulatas Lady Delight), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Brian Galbraith.

HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion ERA GAL GETS AROUND (IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulatas Lady Delight), ridden by owner Brian Galbraith.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion ELEGANT EXPRESSION (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner The Barbara Rothman Living Trust.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English AATR Champion MR BOOMBASTIC (Clout x La Quintina), ridden by Laura Lauterbach for owner Lauren Aguilera.

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HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English JTR 18 & Under Champion BLACK PRIMO (Allience x Card Trick), ridden by owner Keely Bullard.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion JB CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Baske Afire x La Bella Mafia), driven by John Lambert for owner Christine Mitchell.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion HELLO MOTO (Clout x Ambitions Afire), driven by Jason Krohn for owner Jacquelyn King.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion SS JACK DANIELS (Standing Room Only x Jordonelle), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Shea Urgitus.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CJ COMMANDER (Plezar x Brooklawn’s Serenade), ridden by Yvonne Longauer-Copple for owner Yvonne Metcalfe.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion S JUST GIMME ROSES (Justafire DGL x Shes PhiVacious), ridden by owner Michael Brock. Volume 44, No. 10 | 187


HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion RUSSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), ridden by Robin Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deja Vu), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North by Northwest LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion JOYRIDE SF (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by owner Katie Russell.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion ROL RASPBERRY SUNDAE (Baske Afire x Raspberry Cyrprise), ridden by owner Danielle Berg.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion JOYRIDE SF (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by Susan Azad for owner Katie Russell of The Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 15-18 Champion DA FOXY BROWN (Triften x Bey Diva), ridden by owner Regan White.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under Champion HE BE JEEBIE (Justify x She Be Afire), ridden by owner Kori Lynn Kelley.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 15-18 Champion BIG TIME DDA (Its Show Time x Ramonas Scarlett), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 & Under Champion HE BE JEEBIE (Justify x She Be Afire), ridden by owner Kori Lynn Kelley.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion CELEBRITY CYTING FBF (Cytosk x Sunday Grandgenette), ridden by Morgan Rivers for owner Mackenzie Rivers.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by John Rannenberg for owner Linda Musso.

HA/AA English Show Hack AATR Champion HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Be V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen. Volume 44, No. 10 | 189


HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion MR BOOMBASTIC (Clout x La Quintina), ridden by owner Lauren Aguilera.

HA/AA Hunter Hack Champion A TOUCH OF CLASSS (Signal Bey x Caramel Puff), ridden by owner Ashley Wren.

HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR Champion A TOUCH OF CLASSS (Signal Bey x Caramel Puff), ridden by Dakota Mower for owner Ashley Wren.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion FORTHE LOVEOF THUNDER (Good Thunder x By The Grace), ridden by John Rannenberg for owner Marikate Matthews.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion FORTHE LOVEOF THUNDER (Good Thunder x By The Grace), ridden by owner Marikate Matthews.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Champion WW EASTER LILY (Hopes Afire x Contessas Wine), ridden by owner Julia Broome.

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HA/AA Jumper Stake 3ft 3in - 3ft 6in ABILITY (MHR Nobility x Nikita), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Nancy Shafer.

Farnam Gamblers Choice (Arabian/HA/AA Jumpers) Champion ABILITY (MHR Nobility x Nikita), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Nancy Shafer.

HA/AA Reining Horse Bitted Final Champion WHOA DAM IT (Okie Paul Quixote x GJ Lady Topaz), ridden by Skylar Ryan Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion DUNIT ON FYRE RA (Brenna’s Golden Dunit x Fyre in the Sky), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion WHOA DAM IT (Okie Paul Quixote x GJ Lady Topaz), ridden by Rod Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 Champion FEEL THAT FIRE (Im Genuinely Smart x MA Scarlet Orzell), ridden by Molly Batterman for owner Boyd Batterman. Volume 44, No. 10 | 191


HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic at Scottsdale Champion WERE DUN JOHNNY (Were Dun x BSF Fiona), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Susan Le Fevre-Friedman.

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 15-18 Champion ZEES MEGA SWEET (Zee Mega Bucks x Sweet Eternal Star), ridden by owner Amanda Burns.

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 14 & Under Champion TR COCKADOODLEDOO (Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), ridden by owner Athena North.

A/HA/AA Freestyle Reining ATR Champion KHAARGA ESCOBAR SLIK (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), ridden by Olivia Pakula for owner Jessica Bein.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion SR KIST BY FIRE (Set Fire x RH Sunkist Honey), ridden by Amanda Borduin for owner Kimberly Gouch.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion CLC ANGELO MIO (Alada Baskin I x Far Out Angel), ridden by Jessica Bein for owner Catherine Cole Ferandelli.

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Scottsdale “Scottsdale this year was great! Great weather, great show, great competition. The competition was outstanding; it seems each year, the horses are getting better and better, which makes the show so much more exciting and makes us all try harder next year.” HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Champion STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), ridden by Nan Walden, owner of Rancho Sonado LLC.

—MURRAY POPPLEWELL

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Limited ATR Champion TR DUN THIS DUN THAT (Hollywood Dun It x Lahabeebe), ridden by Harold Green, owner of Evergreen Arabians LLC.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by Andy Camacho for owner Madelena Camacho-Larkin.

Showmanship AATR 19 & Over Champion MICHELLA BURTON with Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), for owner Avery Brogle.

Youth Showmanship JTR 15-18 Champion JOSHUA SHINO with Queen Of Hearts LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), for owner Devin Galloway. Volume 44, No. 10 | 193


Youth Showmanship JTR 11-14 Champion AVERY BROGLE, owner of Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze).

Youth Showmanship JTR 10 & Under Champion JESSIE BURTON with Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), for owner Avery Brogle.

Western Horsemanship AATR 19 & Over Champion MICHELLE PEASE-PAULSEN, owner of BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escapade MF).

Western Horsemanship JTR 15-18 Champion JESSICA BARKER, owner of Oso Smokin (Oso Arragant x Tide My Shoes).

Western Horsemanship JTR 14 & Under Champion AVERY BROGLE, owner of Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze).

UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup JTR 17 & Under Champion EMILY MOORE on PAF Hollywood Toi (Matoi x NM Beverly Hills), for owner Jenny Lau.

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Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 15-18 Champion EMILY MOORE on PAF Hollywood Toi (Matoi x NM Beverly Hills), for owner Jenny Lau.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14 & Under Champion ALEXA TIZIANI, owner of Double Oh Sevenn (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy).

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 15-18 (AHA Scholarship) Champion JOSHUA SHINO on MC Kalling Khard (Adoniis x MC Khardia), for owner Tiffany Kurth.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14 & Under Champion NICOLE DAVIS, owner of Phi Me To The Moon (Allionce x Elektra Phi).

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 15-18 Champion AMARA SPIZZIRRI, owner of Take A Spin (What It Takes x Minding Ps And Qs).

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14 & Under Champion KORI LYNN KELLEY on TR Skid Mark (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip), for owner Larry Lease. Volume 44, No. 10 | 195


Scottsdale Photo Contest ...

TO P PH OTO EN T RIES FRO M SCOT T SDA LE 2014

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photo by Kevin Martens

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photo by Jean-Ralphio Saperstein

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Faces At Scottsdale ...

Adam Rickart, John Blincoe, Ricardo Rivero and Jordan Simons

Jack Milam and Tony Bergren

Dale Worthington and Murray Poppewell

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Chris Barter, Jim Bedeker and Victor Ricigliano

Lester Martin, Katie Burr, Brian Galbraith and Jeanette Aubert

Chrishan Park and Friends

Lindsey O’Reilly French and Family

Kristin Hamway and Krystal McMulloch


Scottsdale

John Golladay and Tom Moore

Ava Rasmussen

Cassie and Austin Miller

Dan, Suzanne and Katie Acevedo

Nate White and Janey Morse

Strand Family

Kim Jarvis, Bassam Al Saqran and Brooke Marie Jarvis

Helen Lacey Reed, Ashley Roberts, Michelle and Scott Harris

Joaquin de Santiba単es and Rinaldo Longuini

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Faces At Scottsdale ...

Dino Shatila

Austin Boggs and Ashlee Alfreds

Anthony Marino, Denise Marino, Raphael Curti, David Boggs and AJ Marino

Wayne Anderson and Kris Swanson Elise and Sam Peacemaker

Dan McConaughey and Friends

Jeanne & Allison Contois, Laura Brooks Witter and Billie Powell Bryan and Joanne Grossman

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Faith and Hope Krichke


2013 National Western Pleasure #2 Overall Arabian & Half-Arabian Leading Horse

Year to Date Accolades U.S. Nationals: 6 National Championships 1 Reserve National Championship Youth Nationals: 2 National Championships 2 Reserve National Championships Scottsdale: 8 Championships Countless Top Tens

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Halter Classes: All classes counted (Scottsdale Signature Stallion classes separate). Champion – 10 pts., Reserve – 8 pts., 1st Place – 7 pts., 2nd Place – 6 pts., Top Ten – 4 pts. Performance Classes: Only championship classes considered. (Scottsdale Signature Stallion classes separate). Champion – 10 pts., Reserve – 8 pts., Top Ten – 4 pts. Overall Charts: Sire must have a winner(s) in both halter and performance to be considered for chart. Scottsdale Signature Stallion Charts: Only Scottsdale Signature Stallion championship halter and performance classes counted. Classes not counted: Dressage, Sport Horse, Equitation, UPHA, Showmanship/Horsemanship, Gambler’s Choice

Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame)

PUR EBR ED H A LTER Points                               1. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) 2. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 3. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 4. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 5. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 6. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) 7. ZT Marwteyn (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjteyna) 8. Ajman Moniscione (WH Justice x Anthea Moniscione) 9. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 10. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)

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136 125 112 73 63 62 60 59 50 47

Winners                               1. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 2. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 3. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) 4. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable)  ZT Marwteyn (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjteyna) 5. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 6. Ajman Moniscione (WH Justice x Anthea Moniscione)  WH Justice (Magnum psyche x Vona Sher-Renea) 7. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)

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Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) PUR EBR ED PERFOR M A NCE Points                               1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske)    3. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 4. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 5. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 6. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis) IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)  7. Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased  8. A Temptation (Tempter x A Love Song) 9. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane)

230 196 120 102 94 88 88 64 54 50

Winners                               1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 3. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 4. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis)  IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) 5. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 6. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 7. SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) 8. Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased  Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin)

28 18 12 11 11 10 9 7 6 6  

PUR EBR ED H A LTER & PERFOR M A NCE Points                               1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 3. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 4. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 5. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 6. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 7. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) 8. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) 9. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) 10. Besson Carol (Parys El Jamaal x Classic Krystall)

247 137 128 116 113 85 77 72 68 65

Winners                               1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 3. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 4. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 5. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 6. Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)

29 19 14 14 14 10 9 9 8 8

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DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love)

H A LF-AR A BI A N H A LTER Points                               1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 2. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) 3. Monogramm JD (DS Major Afire x WCA Mon Cherie) 4. Fausto CRH (Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal) Picazso (Versace x Cazsandra) SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) 5. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) 6. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) Eccentric Valentino (DA Valentino x Amelia B) Valantino (Allionce x R Dark Kristil)

83 75 35 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 15

Winners                               1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) Eccentric Valentino (DA Valentino x Amelia B)

3 3 2 2 2

H A LF-AR A BI A N PERFOR M A NCE Points                               1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 3. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) 4. Allience (Aladdinn x A Love Song) LBA Lode Star (Fame VF x LBA Anastasia) Pension CAHR (Elimar x Har Nahra) Starof Fame V (Fame VF x Sweet Illusion V) 5. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) Krewe (Huckleberry Bey x Masquerade) Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF)

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Winners                               1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 3. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) 4. Pension CAHR (Elimar x Har Nahra) 5. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) J ake Jamaal JCA (Jullyen El Jamaal x Von Herte Only One) 6. AA Apollo Bey (Huckleberry Bey x April Charm) Allience (Aladdinn x A Love Song) IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) Krewe (Huckleberry Bey x Masquerade) LBA Lode Star (Fame VF x LBA Anastasia) Matoi (Zodiac Matador x Toi Ellenai) MHR Nobility (Elimar x Har Nahra) Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF) SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) Triften (Matrifik x Tender Mercies)

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Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) H A LF-AR A BI A N H A LTER & PERFOR M A NCE         Winners                                Points                                1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 308 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 144 3. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) 3. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) 58 4. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 4. Armani FC (Eternety x Aires Bey) 46 Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF) Millennium LOA (Bucharest V x Barbary Rose VF) 46 5. Armani FC (Eternety x Aires Bey) 5. Valantino (Allionce x R Dark Kristil) 41 6. Picazso (Versace x Cazsandra) 6. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 36 WC Ali Gazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x JE Ali Selene) 7. Picazso (Versace x Cazsandra) 25 8. WC Ali Gazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x JE Ali Selene) 9. Matabasque (Zodiac Matador x Basquen) QR Marc (Marwan Al Shaqab x Swete Dreams) TF Totally Kool (Le Fire x Truly Kool)

17 12 12 12

PUR EBR ED & H A LF-AR A BI A N H A LTER & PERFOR M A NCE                     Winners                                Points                                1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 1. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 504 2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire)  2. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) 391 3. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 3. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 199 4. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 4. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 141 Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 5. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) 132 Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased 15 6. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 130 5. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 7. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 127 6. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) 8. Cytosk (Mi Tosk x Cystyr) 102 7. SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) 9. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) 96 8. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 10. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 89 Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar)      Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane)

32 13 7 4 4 3 2 2

50 42 22 15 15 13 12               11 10 10 10

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Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)

SCOT TSDA LE SIGNATUR E STA LLION H A LTER Points                               1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased 2. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) 3. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 4. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 5. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 6. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) Marwan Al Magnifficoo (Marwan Al Shaqab x Pacific Echo) Pogrom (QR Marc x Petla) 7. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) Audacious PS (Fame VF x Hal Flirtatious)  Beijing BHF (Falcon BHF x Felisha BHF)

48 46 36 24 20 18 18 18 16 16 16

Winners                               1. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) 2. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 3. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 4. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady)  5. Beijing BHF (Falcon BHF x Felisha BHF) 6. A Jakarta ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara) Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) Marwan Al Magnifficoo (Marwan Al Shaqab x Pacific Echo) Pogrom (QR Marc x Petla)

Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA)

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SCOT TSDA LE SIGNATUR E STA LLION PERFOR M A NCE                       Winners                                Points                                1. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 1. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 18 NYN Hisani (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace) 2. SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) 16 SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) 3. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske) 14 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske)  Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 14  Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 4. Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin) 12 Jake Jamaal JCA (Jullyen El Jamaal x Von Herte Only One) NYN Hisani (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace) 12  Jullyen El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin)  Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 12  Mariachi WA (Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey) 5. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) 10  Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 2 Showkayce (Fame VF x Kay) 10 WH York (Marwan Al Shaqab x WH Moneca Ren) 10

3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2

Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable)

SCOT TSDA LE SIGNATUR E STA LLION H A LTER & PERFOR M A NCE  Points                                1. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 2. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 3. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 4. SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) 5. NYN Hisani (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace) 6. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) 7. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) 8. Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) 9. Rahere (Desperado x Rose Of Sarangani) 10. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) Georgio AF (Versace x Fortunes Ciara) Mariachi WA (Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey)

42 40 34 30 24 22 20 16 14 12 12 12

Winners                               1. Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) 2. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) 3. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) 4. NYN Hisani (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace) SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) 5. Justify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream) 6. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) Enzo (Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane) Mariachi WA (Baske Afire x Brooklyn Bey)

9 8 7 5 5 4 3 3 3 3

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FoR bReeDeRS, ReADeRS AnD JuDgeS AlIKe!

ZeeS A DAllAS Cowboy Zefyr x Kings Poco blackburn U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A western Pleasure Junior Horse with Jody Strand

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Sundance Kid V x Pattrice Multi-Program Nominated Sire • SCID Clear Proudly owned by laura Koch & bert Sanders Volume 44, No. 10 | 209


SS Darq Angel Klint Black x CA Dream Queen

Proudly owned by Flois and Cindy Burrow

Shoulda Been A Cowboy Pocos Pesos x Im Bringin Sexy Back

Proudly owned by Setting Sun Stables

Pocos Van Star Two

Expensive By Choice

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Pocos Van Star

Huckleberry Bey Huckleberry Bey Desperado V

Aces Honey Girl

Daraska Daraska

Heels Leo Bar

Wind Wind Storm V Storm V

Star Empressives

Windsong Bey Kharifa Bey Kharifa Bey


n Proudly owned by Setting Sun Stables Cherries Jubylee Monticello V x Confettie

Proudly owned by Greg & Alison O’Shanick Setting Sun Stables

For breeding information call Joe Reser: 574-360-5649 Michele Reser: 574-862-2231 Breeding Manager Joshua Biron: 574-334-0490 breeding@settingsun-stables.com www.SettingSun-Stables.com

Ima Rockin Pop Star Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela

Ali Jamaal Jullyen El Jamaal

Star Van Poco Van Star

Jullye El Judjin

Pocco Mitzy

Huckleberry Bey Mosquerade V

Ace’s Big Step Aces Honey Girl

Moska

Mighty Honey Bars

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Proudly owned by Shamrock Farms

For breeding information call Joe Reser: 574-360-5649 Michele Reser: 574-862-2231 Breeding Manager Joshua Biron: 574-334-0490 breeding@settingsun-stables.com www.SettingSun-Stables.com

Jullyen El Jamaal

Ali Jamaal

HeritageHeritage MemoryMemory

El Jamaal Ludjin ElLudjin Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin Justa Dream NV JustaNV Dream Audacious PS

Misti Morn V Misti V

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Ali RuminajaRuminaja Ali

Fame VFFame VF Hal Flirtatious Hal Flirtatious BravadoBravado Bey V Bey V Magdalena V Magdalena V


Proudly owned by Mike & Laurie Martin

Khadraj NA

Ponomarev Khatreena NA Magnum Psyche

RA Kela RA Po Okela

Salon Palitra Padron Kateesia Padrons Psyche A Fancy Miracle Fame VF MAF Niketa Volume 44, No. 10 | 213


The Lure Of

Western Pleasure by ANNE STRATTON

One of the most popular divisions in the Arabian horse show ring is western pleasure, and it is tempting to speculate on all the reasons why. Twenty years ago a major publishing chain surveyed activity in the equine world to figure out what focus would warrant the launch of a new magazine, and concluded that western riding had to be it because it was the fastest-growing interest worldwide. Maybe that is because it looks so easy to do. When it comes to the show ring, however, that theory quickly explodes; anyone who climbs into a western saddle and starts around the arena quickly discovers that it is one of the most challenging competitions there is. But by that time, they’re already hooked. Whatever the reasons, western pleasure has been a fixture at Arabian shows as far back as there were all-Arabian competitions in this country (and they were in all-breed events before that). Gladys Brown Edwards, in her book From War Horse to Show Horse, records that they were included in the southern California shows of the 1940s which marked the beginning of showing as the American industry knows it today. The division was not on the roster of national championships in the beginning, however; none of the performance divisions were, as only stallion and mare halter were considered “national championships” when the titles were first handed out at the Estes Park, Colo., show in 1958. It would be 1963, in Dallas, Texas, before the first performance titles were offered. The first U.S. National Champion in Western Pleasure was awarded to Sur-Neet, owned by Jo-Lin Arabian Horse Ranch of El Sobrante, Calif. (Other names in some compilations from the late 1950s may be winners of western pleasure at Estes Park, but the titles are not recognized by AHA.) Mi-Tiffany and Stanley White Jr., U.S. National Western Pleasure Champions 1990, 1991, and 1994.

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Gene LaCroix, who was showing at the time, recalls that although the schedule expanded at Dallas, amateur events were not carded for any of the new divisions. “Amateur classes didn’t start until I was leaving my youth years [later in the 1960s],” he recalls. “I remember showing in some showmanship classes, which they had for kids—probably 17 and under—but the amateur classes weren’t there.”

He also recalls the hierarchy of competition in the show ring at the time. “Halter started off as the premier classes,” he says. “Then the three main performance classes they added were three-gaited (it wasn’t park then, it was threegaited), English pleasure and western pleasure. After halter, three-gaited was next most important, and then English pleasure and then western.”

Zefyr with Jody Strand, 2013 U.S. National Arabian Western Pleasure Champions for owner Laura Koch.

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Vallejo III, Inc.’s Rohara Moon Storm, 1995 U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Horse.

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Jerland Farms’ Khadraj NA, Leading Sire of 2013 National Western Pleasure champion and reserve winners.


At the time, the ideal for a stallion was to win in halter and then go on to win in park, or failing that, English or finally, western. In the end, only *Bask ever won in stallion halter and park, but western reflects some familiar names: Khemosabi was U.S. National Champion Stallion in 1973 and U.S. National Champion in Western Pleasure in 1976. Others came close, though; Bay Abi, Varian Arabians’ great foundation stallion, was particularly ecumenical in his choice of awards: named U.S. National Champion Stallion in 1962, he was U.S. National Top Ten in English Pleasure and Western Pleasure in 1964. Rob Bick remembers the climate of the 1970s. “Western horses back then were just the ones who couldn’t do English or park,” he nods, and adds that much of that was because market values increasingly were set by the Lasma sales, where *Bask and his more English-oriented offspring were the biggest attractions. LaCroix would agree about the *Bask dominance, but he points out that because they were breeding for horses that had to move as well as be pretty, it was standard that one sire could be successful in multiple disciplines, and *Bask accounted for champion western horses too. After the industry faltered in the mid-1980s, breeding practices changed to reflect more specialized tastes, and western came front and center on the Arabian horse stage. “There are horses bred for western, mentally and physically,

now,” Bick observes, “and those horses are very valuable. There’s a good market for them.” By 1988, the division needed a junior horse award, and the first national championship for contenders under 5 years old was held, followed in 1998 by the current version of the Futurity program, which succeeded the earlier Snaffle Bit Futurity. And now? The sky is the limit. Western pleasure is recognized for the expertise it requires, and regularly contributes a significant portion of the Arabian community’s amateur participation. The latest innovation is that after decades of being known for the quiet nature of its classes, its hand gallop is more and more often inspiring spectators to raise the rafters with their screaming support at competitions. To understand more about the allure of western pleasure, AHT talked to a cross-section of its devotees, all owners, trainers, breeders or amateurs in the ring today. We asked for a little of their own background in the discipline, and how they would explain the legendarily-subtle competition to a novice (“How do you help them understand, without handing them a rule book, that there is a lot more going on out there than a bunch of people riding in circles?”). And then we asked their thoughts on the future. Due to space, we weren’t able to include all answers, but here is what they said.

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Rob Bick RBC Show Horses LLC Smithfield, N.C. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? It was the late 1970s or early 1980s, the year Baskadandi was shown by Gil Chavez. He was U.S. National Reserve Champion in 1978 and he won in 1981, but one year was with Ray LaCroix. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? I loved Zefyr, last year; he has to rank up there pretty high. And I loved Mi-Tiffany, and Stan White Jr.’s posture when he rode her; he made it look easy. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? The quality of the horses in those classes is exciting. No other breed’s western pleasure horses are even close to as beautifully moving as our horses are at those high level shows. It takes a special horse with the right build and the right mentality to do it at that level; it’s not that easy, but it looks so easy. … And the ladies’ outfits are amazing too! What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? I would say, pick out the horses you like. You’ll start to notice why you like or dislike the way a horse goes, or a certain look or color or shape of neck or tail carriage—all of those little thing that make a horse different. Then get with a professional to critique what is good or bad about what your taste is. You’ll start to notice that they really are not all the same. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? Year before last at Convention, they tried to put through a resolution for extended gaits in western. It’s not western show hack, so it got voted down, but somewhere along the way, people are wanting to say now that our horses are going too slow, are too behind the vertical, off the bridle. I think

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some of that is from people who are unable to train horses on a draped rein as well as they see horses going in the ring, and so they criticize it. But my feeling is that a poor-moving horse that is moving on is just going to be a poor-moving horse going faster. The speed doesn’t change whether a horse is a good mover or not.

Frank Chisholm Palmetto Arabians Timmonsville S.C. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? In 2001. C A Hermoso won that year. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? Melody V [U.S. and Canadian National Champion 2008]. Watching her win multiple national championships was really good. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? As a breeder, my excitement is watching the get of our stallions in the classes. Whether we bred them or another person bred them, I won’t miss western pleasure classes at Scottsdale or the Nationals or even regionals. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? I would tell him, as a novice, to watch how the horses move and change direction and gaits, and how little you see the rider giving the cues. When I got in, I was amazed at the control the riders have, how subtle the cues are that they give the horses and how a well trained horse responds. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? Sometimes the lack of consistency in judging. I understand that each judge can have his preferences, but there have been some issues in my mind sometimes. It should be easy for you to understand why each horse places as it does.


Rebecca Fulkerson, amateur and

St. George, S.C.

Rick Gault, trainer Archdale, N.C.

What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? Rebecca: I went to U.S. Nationals for the first time in 2005 as a groom for Rick Gault. He was showing the Canadian National Champion from that year, DA Aquila. Rick: The early 1980s. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? Rebecca: There’s been several favorites: C A Hermoso—I never saw him in person, but I watched his stallion video over and over; Zimmeron PGN, one of the kindest souls ever—he loved Rick Gault and it showed; Mi Maria, although I’m somewhat partial, as my mother and I own her. And others. I could go on and on. Rick: One that stands out was Namastique [1991 National Reserve Champion and multi-national champion in amateur]. Gary Dearth showed her years ago. Whether she would be thought phenomenal now, as the trainers have gotten better and the horses have been bred for what we want them to do, I don’t know, but she was absolutely breathtaking then. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? Rebecca: Riding a finely tuned western horse is one of the most exciting things I have ever done. It’s mentally challenging beyond what most would expect, at least to do it well. (Riding one and not doing it is, well, not so exciting.) Rick: The communication and the ability to control the animal and show it the way we show our western horses is so difficult if it’s done properly. They’re basically doing self carriage like dressage, and you’ve got to have communication through your seat bones, your legs and the lightest of touch in the bridle. It’s exhilarating because you have complete control over an animal that can at any moment be uncontrollable (our breed can get a little interested in life). When you get that control in a western class at a national show, with the

Rob Bick aboard National Champion May Dancer V. Frank Chisholm of Palmetto Arabians. Rebecca Fulkerson aboard National Champion H/A AAOTR Western Pleasure horse Sheza Rising Starr. Rick Gault and Melody V, 2008 U.S. National Arabian Western Pleasure Champions. Volume 44, No. 10 | 219


excitement of the crowd, you’ve accomplished a lot because you’ve gotten that horse to believe in you and trust you, and to go around the ring the way it is supposed to. It has to block out its surroundings and totally focus on you as the rider. It’s such a one-on-one feeling with a horse, it’s pretty exciting. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? Rebecca: Getting people involved, and we need programs that would entice people to want to exhibit, breed, and buy western horses. I feel there needs to be something for the western exhibitors and breeders similar to that of what the English people have done with the AEPA. It’s a great way to entice people to want to breed and exhibit western horses if there is some sort of payback. I would also like to see more payouts and/or prizes for the amateurs and bridle horses. So much thought has gone into our young horses, and I understand this from a breeding aspect, but once our horses age out of the junior horse, there needs to be a market for them. Rick: The shortage of good horses. There will always be some nice ones, but unless people start breeding again, there will be a shortage. And as for performance, I think we’ve gotten out of control at the hand gallop. It’s gotten to be ‘just the fastest horse,’ and we’re running these horses out of frame. A gallop in hand is a gallop in hand, and the horse should be able to move, but stay in frame. If it gallops a little stronger than another horse but it stays in frame, well, then that’s the advantage that horse has. But right now sometimes we’re just running them, and we’re losing that overall polished, finished look that they’ve had.

Katharyn Hart Vallejo Ranch LLC Afton, Okla. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? It was 1967, the year my mother [Katharyn Simpson] won with AM Silversparrow, a mare she got from Bazy Tankersley. Silversparrow ended up being the granddam and great-granddam of many national champions; she had a definite impact on our ranch.

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Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? I break that into two compartments in my mind. WN Knight Rider [2000], SX Bint Cobah [1977] and Magination V [1996] were the epitome, in my mind, of wonderful national champion western pleasure horses. But then I have another horse that is to me the gold standard—and I did have a connection to him—and that’s Rohara Moon Storm [1995]. I separate him because he was an ‘A student’ no matter what division you put him in (halter, western, hunter and working cow horse). He also has sired 25 national champion offspring, including four last year alone. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? Any time the overall quality is exceptional, you have to appreciate the level of competition. When Liz Bentley won on Khaberet [U.S. National Champion in 2012], there was a wonderful energy in the arena, and this year at Scottsdale was a very good class. It’s fun when a judge recognizes his level of competitors and calls for his gaits accordingly (that’s not to say that I appreciate a judge’s being tricky in his calls, but just making it so that the horses can show to their best ability and it’s not a boring class). To have horses go from a hand gallop back to a lope to a jog, just changing up the gaits, shows the mental attitude of the competitors. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? I think western pleasure has gotten to be a very high-tech sport, for lack of something else to call it. It’s become like the English or park division, where only a handful of trainers are truly putting together performances that are what the judges at the upper levels are wanting to see; there is no room for imperfection anymore. So, I think we need to encourage the younger, newer trainers coming up through the ranks. I don’t have anything to back it up—it’s just my gut telling me—but I think the lull in our industry has passed. I’m seeing more activity. We need to encourage our younger trainers to keep going on with it, and to spend time with the old guard to learn what it takes and to learn new techniques, because everyone has things that work for them. Then the young trainers can formulate what works for them on any particular horse. That’s very important,


because I feel like there are more people wanting to show horses again and play the game than I’d seen in the last few years.

JT Keller JT Keller Training Argyle, Texas What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? 1996, Magination V. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? The last three or four years, the open western at U.S. Nationals has been pretty crazy. There have been people yelling and screaming just as much at the hand gallop as for the park horses at their park trot, so it’s getting somebody excited! When you can be running full bore at a hand gallop and they ask for a stop and you put on the brakes like a reiner, or they ask for a lope and you bring those horses back to a slower gait without touching them, it’s pretty exciting. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. I think there are very few issues with western pleasure. The judging is getting better about judging a nice moving horse, a quiet horse, a horse that isn’t “intimidated.” People figure out that those methods and that way of going won’t work. I think our divisions and trainers will police themselves as long as the quality of judging increases and the education of those judges increases. If people really pay attention, they will notice that there is a stronger, younger contingent of judges coming in that is setting a bar; they’re judging a little different horse. There are things that keep improving, not by a rule or a standard, but by an overall way of going that is more respectful of people in the stands and more respectful of people judging, and they’re appreciating it and using those horses.

Laura Koch Warner-Robins, Ga. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? Zefyr—I just love the way he’s a true mover, and he’s a beautiful, beautiful horse.

Kathie Hart of Vallejo III Ranch, LLC. JT Keller with 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KM Palermo. Laura Koch and 2006 National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure horse Victoriosa.


What do you find exciting about western pleasure? What is getting exciting about it now is the transitions. And everyone is getting into the hand gallop and making it a true hand gallop; when they get going at the hand gallop at Nationals, people are yelling and screaming. Then for a transition, they’ll put the brakes on and take it right to the walk, and everybody screams about that, too. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? They should be looking for collection and the transitions. In English, if you’re going along and maybe the horse takes a little bit of a different step, nobody even notices, but in western you see everything. That’s not telling a novice everything, but it’s a place to start.

Manny Lawrence Jade Creek Arabians Santa Ynez, Calif Calif. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? C A Hermoso [U.S. National Champion 1998 and 2001]. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? The best western horse I ever saw was, of course, my own Jake Jamaal JCA. I am a bit prejudiced, but Jake is the most beautifully balanced and versatile western horse I have ever seen. He was a champion at both Canada and the U.S. Nationals with the best female trainer ever, Miss Cynthia Burkman. They accomplished a ton when female western trainers were overlooked. Jake also was a Youth National Champion with a 13-year-old Natalie Dixon. I cannot remember many that can claim those accomplishments. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? My advice to a friend or new spectator is to watch for cadence, balance, manners and the suitability of horse and rider. They both have to look happy. I think complicating the issue would tend to distract new viewers, so make it fun!

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Robin Porter Crescent Creek Farms Weatherford, Texas What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? It wasn’t long ago, because I didn’t really watch western pleasure until I owned Caliente Virtuoso. But I do remember one class especially, and that was the year Stan White Jr. and his son were riding [2007]. It was a sight; they put on a clinic of how it should be done. In the past, I was very much an English girl, and I still breed a lot of English horses, but I now have two APAHA Amateur of the Year awards for the western division. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? I think people love, love, love the open western because of the hand gallop. When a horse can do that transition from a lope to a jog and back to a lope—when people see that a horse can truly do that and still maintain its frame— they get super excited. When Josh rode my Half-Arabian western horse open two years ago, it was almost louder in the arena than it was in an English class. Leo Hansen was calling it, and the crowd just went nuts. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? My opinion is that the western horses can be beautiful, but first and foremost (as my trainer says and I agree 110 percent) you should judge a horse from the feet up. Western horses should be light on their feet, fairly quick in their step—not fast, but not sluggish. Just see how they hit the ground.

Gordon Potts The Brass Ring Burleson, Texas What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? My first Nationals was probably 1972 or 1973, but I might not have seen western; I was more interested in English and halter back then. One Nationals stands out, though. In 1978 I was working for


Kit Hall, and he was showing Contempo Mac. We found out that he had won his section and we felt like he would win [the division], but then he got into a row with the owner the night before the final and kicked her out of the barn. So, Mitch Willour won on a mare named Baskamea. I had stayed out a year of college to work for Kit and I had ridden Contempo Mac a lot, so I was pretty invested in the whole thing, but Mitch was a friend of mine. So that was an event I certainly remember! Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? I think one of my favorites was Quavado [U.S. National Champion with Stan White Jr. in 1986 and with Potts in 1988]. He was kind of ahead of his time. Mi-Tiffany and Rohara Moon Storm are great, and Exxpectation is one of my favorites. Honestly, if you win the U.S. National Championship, it has to be such a great horse that they’re all great. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? I don’t think it has to do with a particular class. I think it has to do with ‘do you like horses?’ The first show I ever went to was in Dallas, a one-day show only for Half-Arabians called the Heritage Half-Arabian Horse Show. My dad took me and we sat there all day long, and I had the best time (I’m sure he didn’t, but he sat there with me). I was completely enthralled with the whole thing; I tried to pick the winners and actually had some success. I think if you like horses, you become smitten with it. I don’t think you have to know all that other stuff. That comes later. You just like seeing all those horses. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? Finding good horses. That’s already the question. Everybody is looking for not just the superstar, but that horse that can take a new amateur or youth rider and excel. My two kids are showing now. I have two horses that I showed throughout my career, Exxpectation [2004 U.S. National Champion] and Spiryt, and those horses have made it fun for those kids—and great for me because they’re so good and so honest, and they just do their job. Entering this sport like that, my kids are hooked. Having had those two horses all this time makes it even more special, and they’ve done that for others too. Finding horses like that, whether you train and develop them or find and buy them, is hard. Manny Lawrence of Jade Creek Arabians. Robin Porter and Caliente Virtuoso, 2010 U.S. National Champion HalfArabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity. Gordon Potts and Western Pleasure Champion Alerro.


Josh Quintus Colonial Wood Training Center Arlington, Texas What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? It was 1984, when Ray LaCroix showed Mon Celica. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? No question, Mi-Tiffany [U.S. National Champion 1990, 1991, 1994]. The first year that Stan White Jr. showed her, he had a go that was flawless even by today’s standards—absolutely perfect. (I started her and sold her; Stan made her, and he made her rise above.) What do you find exciting about western pleasure? How elegant it is; the classes today are incredibly elegant. Not only do they possess the beauty and type of the Arabian horse, they have the stature and structure of a western pleasure horse. They have to float down the rail at the jog, they have to lope with ease and crispness underneath themselves, they have to gear up to a gallop and come back from the gallop on voice command, and nothing can look forced. It’s kind of like watching women on the red carpet. They float. What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? You can’t win with an average looking horse anymore. You have to come to the game with a quality animal. To me, that means three qualities: quality of animal, quality of gait and quality of go. And it is a hard thing to find the animal who best represents the type you want and then has correctness of gaits. In the whole country, where we are registering only a total of 4,000 horses a year, that slims the pool of prospects down a lot. It’s narrowed even further when some people don’t want to breed western pleasure horses because it takes too long to get them to the point of being marketable. Josh Quintus and Onyx A, 2014 Scottsdale Arabian Western Pleasure Champions. Joe Reser aboard Klint Black, 2012 Canadian National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure. Jody Strand with Khosmopolitan MD, 2013 U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse.


Joe Reser Setting Sun Stables Wakarusa, Ind. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? Louisville, I think 1982. Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? Mi-Tiffany. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? What is exciting is that you look like you’re doing absolutely nothing, but you are doing lots of things. The challenge is that the horse has to listen to your body and the subtle cues, and give the picture that it is effortless for him to be able to do it. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? They have to think going slow is fun, that looking like you’re doing nothing but you are doing something, is fun. We go slow for a reason, because we enjoy it. I’d also tell them not to be overwhelmed when they see the prices of the saddles!

Jody Strand Strand’s Arabians Toddsville, Iowa What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? I was born into this. The first show I came to was in a stroller!

Who is the best western pleasure horse you’ve ever seen? Mi-Tiffany, the first time Stan White Jr. showed her [1990; she also won in 1991 and 1994], and C A Hermoso, with Bill Porche. And I don’t know if there has ever been a better one than—and it’s not because I’m sitting on him—Zefyr [2013 U.S. National Champion]. When he’s good, I don’t know if there’s been a better one. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? I’m always looking for quality of movement, but a novice won’t be able to tell that. So, you have to look for something you’re drawn to, that has that intangible thing we call quality that makes you want to watch it more than another one. What is good “quality of movement”? The speed of their foot fall. You want everything to be slow and smooth, to look easy to ride, and be collected, smooth-gaited and slowlegged. Anything else? Yeah, you want the rider to be really tall. Only because I’m six-four, you gotta go with the tall jockey! What issue do you think will be facing the western pleasure division in the future? I would like us to see that along with the beauty and the quality, we can breed horses that are truly, naturally, good-gaited. We have a lot of beautiful, quality horses, but I think too many are below-average movers—even at Nationals, where we see our best group of horses. When we are getting those better-moving ones, they are bred specifically to be performance horses.

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Randy Sullivan Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Dawson, Ill. What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? Probably when I was about 25. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? Arabians tend to be hotter horses—they have more energy—and I like the challenge of getting them to go around on a big drape, keeping them quiet and soft. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? First, I would tell them to look for a horse that’s beautiful, and then I would show them the way the legs should move, the quality of movement. And they need to understand that degree of difficulty is important. They are looking for a horse that has quality of movement, but with a big degree of difficulty, which is that they are going around on a big drape. A lot of horses get going on a big drape, but get “trashy-legged.” Having one move on a big drape, while being quiet and soft-legged, is a lot harder to do.

Anne Whitaker Avonlea Arabians Vacaville, Calif.

What was the first U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure you ever saw? The first time I was at any nationals was in 1998, after we bought Onyx A’s mom. She was competing in Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Bill Porche. What do you find exciting about western pleasure? I love the look of a western pleasure horse because of the overall finish and the level of training a horse has to have to be able to perform in that discipline, especially at the national level. I don’t think you can completely get by on the horse’s talent; it’s the horse’s talent in conjunction with training. I like the precision in western. And I love the horses in general—they tend to be a little quieter, really friendly, very affectionate. To me, it’s definitely about the horses, not just the showing and not just the western discipline. What entry-level advice would you give a novice watching a western pleasure class to help him understand what is going on? I’d tell them to look for the overall softness of the horse, their demeanor, headset and movement. Look for an even cadence. They should be a soft, natural, free mover, but without looking rushed or hurried.

Randy Sullivan, owner of Randy Sullivan’s Training Center. Anne Whitaker of Avonlea Arabians.


- 2013 -

National Western Pleasure Leaders Includes U.S., Canadian and Youth National Western Pleasure Champion and Reserve wins.

Overall Arabian & Half-Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins

1. Vexxing 2. Caliente Virtuoso CPH Belle Starr Dancin To Victory Jackee O Jo Money Lets Get Loded Man Inthe Moon DL TA Giovanni 3. Champagnee Taste Saratoga BF The Wizard King Zefyr

1 championship, 2 reserves 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve

owner Becker Stables, Inc. Robin Porter Nicole Leverett Barbara Lynn Hunt Anique Weber Angela Daugherty Sally Leonardini Diana Friesz Silver Aspen Ranch Karli Dannewitz Anissa Weber Janice Lorick Laura Koch and Bert Sanders

Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins

1. Dancin To Victory Man Inthe Moon DL TA Giovanni 2. Saratoga BF The Wizard King Zefyr

2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve

Barbara Lynn Hunt Diana Friesz Silver Aspen Ranch Anissa Weber Janice Lorick Laura Koch and Bert Sanders

Half-Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins

1. Vexxing 2. Caliente Virtuoso CPH Belle Starr Jackee O Jo Money Lets Get Loded 3. Champagnee Taste 4. Capt Jack Sparrow PGA RDA Allure

1 championship, 2 reserves 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 1 championship, 1 reserve 2 reserves 2 reserves

owner Becker Stables, Inc. Robin Porter Nicole Leverett Anique Weber Angela Daugherty Sally Leonardini Karli Dannewitz Remington Monroe Equine LLC Ashley and Beverly Howton

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Arabian Overall Leading Sires by number of winning get

by number of wins

1. Khadraj NA

6

1. Khadraj NA

6

3. LBA Lode Star

3

3. LBA Lode Star

4

2. Padrons Psyche

4

Rohara Moon Strom

2. Sundance Kid V

3

Sundance Kid V

Padrons Psyche

3

Versace

Rohara Moon Storm

3

Versace

5 4 4

Arabian Leading Sires by number of

ArA rAbi AbiA biAn An winning get

by number of

ArA rAbi AbiA biAn An wins

1. Khadraj NA

4

1. Khadraj NA

4

2. Rohara Moon Storm

2

2. Rohara Moon Storm

3

Padrons Psyche

4

Sundance Kid V

2

Versace

by number of

Sundance Kid V

2

HAlf Alf-ArA rAbi AbiA biAn An winning get

1. LBA Lode Star

3

PW Freed’m

2

2. Khadraj NA

Padrons Psyche

by number of

2

HAlf Alf-ArA rAbi AbiA biAn An wins

1. LBA Lode Star 2. Exxpectation

Overall Leading Open Trainers by number of Horses orses

1. JT Keller

3

2. Brett Becker

2

Jody Strand Bob Hart

3 2

Arabian Leading Open Trainers by number of Horses orses

1. JT Keller

Jody Strand

2 2

Half-Arabian Leading Open Trainer by number of Horses orses

1. Brett Becker

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2

4 3

4 3


Overall Leading Owners by number of Horses

1. Karen, Doug, Brooke and Nicole Pitassi 2. Rebecca Fulkerson

3

2

Ernest and Gail Grubb

2

Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

2

Sally Leonardini

2

Overall Leading Breeders by number of Horses

1. Jewell Cantrell

2

Karin Kuebler

2

Sally Leonardini

2

Jen Mar Arabians Marty Lake and Susan Al-Abbas Petroglyph Arabians

2 2

2

Arabian Leading Breeder by number of Horses

1. Jen Mar Arabians

2

Half-Arabian Leading Breeders by number of Horses

1. Jewell Cantrell Karin Kuebler

Marty Lake and Susan Al-Abbas Sally Leonardini

2

2

2

2

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APAHA Horseman’s Awards

WeStern PleaSure PrOfeSSiOnal Of the year

Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards WeStern PleaSure trainer Of the year

Arabian Horse World Totally Tops WeStern PleaSure trainer

Arabian Horse Global MOSt reMarKaBle hOrSe Of the ShOW COngratulatiOnS Zefyr+// (WeStern PleaSure OPen ChaMPiOn)

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“Most important criteria on my list: MOVEMENT - has to be a great mover ATTITUDE - has to be willing and pleasant A PRETTY HORSE - needs to be one

I congratulate Manny Lawrence on Jake’s ability to pass this to his foals as proven by their success in the show ring.” ~ Peter Cameron “I had the pleasure to train and present Jake to his U.S. National Futurity Reserve Championship. Even then he was an incredible individual with great work ethic. He was a great thinker at home and game every time he hit the show ring. ~Greg Gallún 232 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES


riyan

Jakhara Jamaal RBV

2013 Youth, Canada & u.S. nationalS WinnerS LA TEA DA JACQUIE JAMAAL JESSICA CB JAKES LIL SECRET CB JAMAALAH REA LIVIN ON LOVE CB JAKES HALF LODED JACKSON JAMAAL SA++/

“I started and showed Jake his yearling year. From day one he had a supreme mind for halter. It obviously was for a bridle too. It is so refreshing to look over his career and see

To know he has passed his exceptional abilities down to his foals is even better. What an incredible show and breeding horse.” ~ Steve Heathcott Vargas JCA

2014 SCottSdale WinnerS

Having shown Jake to two National Championships and bred and raised several of my own foals sired by him, I can honestly say

JILLIAN CB JACQUIE JAMAAL LORI DARLIN SJP CALAMITy JANE By JAKE JAKES LIL SECRET CB+//

Jake is an asset to any breeding program. ~ Cynthia Burkman

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If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,

KARHO I N T E R N AT I O N A L SINCE 1939

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And - which is more - you’ll be a Man, my son! —Rudyard Kipling 1865–1936

Celebrating 75 years of excellence Part II

Original Gladys Brown Edwards painting commissioned to commemorate the important importations of Howard “Howie” Kale, Jr.. In the foreground, a Bedouin sits proudly upon *Muscat and points the way home, to KARHO, the majestic palace in the far background. Facing him and awaiting his direction, two other Bedouins sit proudly upon the regal bay mare *Parketnaia and the elegant grey mare *Nariadnaia. In the near background, directly in front of him, stand the future progeny of *Muscat, patiently waiting for their turn in the spotlight.


Howard "Howie" Kale, Jr. Many are familiar with the impact Howard “Howie” F. Kale, Jr. has had on the Arabian breed from the ribbons, the trophies, and the name on the pedigrees of great horses throughout the world. We hear the stories, see the foals, and read the articles. But until you meet him, it isn’t really understood what sets him apart. Many people say they love the Arabian horse, and many people do. They love them for their beauty, their social status, their entertainment, their ability … but how many people define their lives by them? Not by the ribbons they’ve won or the money they’ve spent, but the simple yet profound pleasure of seeing the ideal of their mind’s eye made manifest; their dreams made flesh? This purity of motive and capacity of vision is what really sets Howie Kale apart. For all that he is: financial consultant, philosopher, businessman, dreamer and author, he is ultimately and most significantly an Arabian horse breeder. Howie Kale presenting Triple Crown winner *Muscat at KARHO in 1981.

The Kale Family, Dr. Howard Kale and his wife Marybeth, along with Sandy and Howie Kale, is all smiles at Muscat's Ten Year Party at KARHO in the 1980s. 2 • Karho Part II


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ammona

*Nariadnaia (Aswan x Neposeda) The Queen of KARHO. Sold for over $1.2 million in the KARHO Sale.

He comes with excellent credentials. His father, Dr. Howard “H.F.” Kale, Sr. was one of the foremost breeders in the country and helped shape the breed into what it is today. Together with Dr. Eugene LaCroix and Gene Jr., the Kales traveled to England in 1962 to import the majestic stallion Silver Drift, and then on to Poland, where Dr. Kale bought the incomparable *Naborr daughters, *Dornaba (*Naborr x Darda) and *Eskadra (*Naborr x Ela), while Dr. LaCroix bought the immortal stallion *Bask (Witraz xBalalajka).

Mammona (Ofir x Krucica) The mare who established a dynasty.

mare family

During the evacuation before the German onslaught of 1939, a series of excellent mares and stallions had been moved to Tersk Stud in Russia from Janow Podlaski in Poland. Among them were the great stallion Ofir, and the prized broodmare Krucica, with an exquisite Ofir foal, the filly Mammona, by her side. Mammona (Ofir x Krucica) would go on to establish the most prevalent and arguably, most important mare families at Tersk Stud.

Neposeda (Priboj x Nomenklatura), The Queen of Tersk and granddaughter of Mammona.

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m are fa mily When the Kales and LaCroixes visited in 1962, Russian-bred Pietuszok (Priboj x Taktika) was in the process of establishing himself at Janow Podlaski and Negatiw (Naseem x Taraszcza) had just arrived from Tersk, while Negatiw’s most famous son, *Naborr (Negatiw x Lagodna), stood at Michalow. All of these horses greatly impressed the adventurers; so much so in fact, that Dr. Kale and Dr. LaCroix convinced Mrs. McCormick to buy Naborr from Michalow, while twenty year old Howie purchased his first horse: a weanling filly named *Elba (Pietuszok x Ellora) from Janow Podlaski, in partnership with Ed Arndt.

Bint Elba (Ross'Zi x *Elba); The first filly Howie Kale ever bred, and the mare who taught Joanna Kale how to ride.

Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora)

Karho Nura (*Nariadni x Bint Elba) Sold for $660,000.00 in the 1984 KARHO Sale.

Like *Bask, *Elba was originally bred at Albigowa Stud. As it turns out, she was an older full sister of Edessa, the grandmother of Kajora (Kaborr x *Edjora), who is the grandmother of modern superstar Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Kajora). “She had fantastic structure and superb class,” remembers Howie. “A weanling was all I could afford at that time, and I got lucky with *Elba. The thousands of hours I spent reading and memorizing studbooks and studying anatomy really paid off.”

Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame)

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Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, the Kale family utilized their foundation domestic bloodlines and infused the blood of such imports as *Silver Drift (Raktha x Serafina), *Dornaba, *Eskadra, and *Bask through his son Tornado (Bask x Silwara). The ever increasing quality of the Kale breeding program led to greater and greater involvement and commitment to the quest of creating the best Arabian horses possible given the current genetics. Howie began to consult with and advise the great breeders of the time. Traveling to Poland on evaluation trips with Mike Nichols, and spending hours in discussion with Director Andrzej Krzysztalowicz of Janow Podlaski and Director Ignacy Jaworowski of Michalow.

What do you wish more of the world knew about the Kales?

Dedication and long-term commitment to breeding Arabian horses. Extremely patient and objective. Howie especially, understood how to effectively breed horses towards a well defined Standard of Excellence. Also, Howie's dedication to the Russian horses, rewriting the entire Stud Books, so the horses like *Muscat and so many other wonderful horses could be imported and registered. It took a lot of commitment and guts to invest the effort for which we all have benefited. — Gene LaCroix, LASMA Arabians

*Dornaba (*Naborr x Darda)

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*Eskadra (*Naborr x Ela)


Jewel Drift

(*Silver Drift x *Dornaba) Canadian National Champion Mare

Bint Elba

(Ross'Zi x *Elba) Canadian National Champion English Pleasure horse

Silk-N-Silver

(Tornado x Silver Sprite) U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly

Kale horses began to dominate in the show ring and the breeding barn, and in three young mares, Jewel Drift (*Silver Drift x *Dornaba), Bint Elba (Ross’Zi x Elba), and Silk-N-Silver (Tornado x Silver Sprite), one could see the embodiment of the coalescing Kale breeding philosophy. In 1972, the Kales began to search the world for an outcross stallion, making trips to Western Europe, England, Spain, Egypt, and Poland. During a business trip to London in October 1974, Howie was able to squeeze in a trip to Poland where he saw the newly imported stallion *Namiet (*Salon x Naturshitsa). This was Howie’s first experience seeing a *Salon (Negativ x Sonata) son. He was immediately very impressed. He saw that the quality which was so apparent in *Silver Drift was also evident in *Namiet and so would consistently be obvious with the Naseem male line. Upon returning to England, Howie saw an advertisement in the Arab Horse Society News by the Backhouse family of Horsey Island, featuring the Russian import *Nasmeshnik (Arax x Neposeda). By Arax, Nasmeshnik was a full brother

*Salon

(Negativ x Sonata)

of *Namiet’s dam, and possessed the big black eyes, strong quarters and quality structure that would become synonymous with the Arax line. “I tried to buy both stallions,” remembers Howie, “and neither one was for sale. So I got to thinking: if the Russians were selling horses of that quality, then I had to see what they were keeping.” Howie was determined to learn as much as possible about the Russian Arabians. He contacted his old friend, James Allen, the premier bookseller in London on horse literature, to ask if he had any information on Russian Arabians. James replied that he did, but they were all written in Russian. Howie replied: “I will take everything you have and a Russian dictionary!”

*Muslin

(*Salon x *Magnolia)

*Magnolia

(Arax x Mammona)

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Guiding Principles

It is our firm belief at KARHO International that breeding stock must be evaluated, judged, and selected individually for their potential contribution of excellence to succeeding generations. An Arabian horse is the expression, the sum total of its genotype. Selecting the matings and honoring the process of genetic inheritance will ultimately demonstrate the accomplishments of a breeder, good or bad. Within the master design of the Creator, there exists the ultimate concept of the Arabian horse, wherein beauty and function fuse into the perfect essence of Arabian type. Our dedication at KARHO International is to select and unite the pieces of perfection from the sources presently displayed in the breed, into the superb combination of all. The refinement, dryness and strength which we so admire in the Arabian horse are the result of its evolvement. Survival in the harsh conditions of its desert birthright has molded and perfected the Arabian horse over the centuries. This distillation of purest form and function has tempered strength of the finest steel. Long revered among horsemen for its form and function, the Arabian horse has been used for centuries to improve other breeds throughout the world. The Arabian horse industry will ultimately judge a breeder based upon his or her productivity—the production of quality horses that meet and surpass the increasing standards of the breed. There has never been a “marketing problem” for a top class horse—they have been sought after for centuries. However, as a breeder, one must earn success based on specifically defined goals. At KARHO International, our goal is to exercise the Co-Creatorship and accept the responsibility therein. Our breeding program is a manifestation of the process of this choice. Our dedication at this point is twofold: First, as breeders, our mission is to continue to select and unite the Pieces of Perfection from the sources currently displayed in the breed. We will continue to create superb individuals that attain and surpass our current definition of perfection. Second, as one of the oldest, if not the oldest, private breeding family in America, we have a responsibility to future breeders to share our history and knowledge of the individuals that shaped the breed today. We seek customers, friends, and partners who are willing to unite our pieces of perfection with their own, utilizing our resources to achieve their intent—to produce better foals. Beyond the genetic strength and renowned quality of our horses, our greatest resources are knowledge and honesty. Our essential tool for customer service is education. We invite you to share our resources to your best advantage. In summation, our purest goal is to merge the spiritual ideal with the mortal concept of the Arabian horse in the attainment of perfection—perfection defined by correct and useful structure combined with classic standards of beauty, proportion, quality, temperament and extreme refinement of the Arabian breed. Join us in the quest and contact us today.

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THE RUSSIAN FOUNDATION In December 1974, Howie requested the assistance of the Guinness, Mahon Bank in London to obtain a visa for him to visit Tersk. At that time, Americans could not travel directly to Russia because it was the height of the Cold War. It took four months, but in April of 1975, an invitation was finally issued, and Howie was walking the Tersk pastures by June. On this first trip, Howie recognized the pieces of perfection in the Tersk breeding program that would take the Kales to the next level. He arranged to buy twenty four of the best horses Tersk had to offer. Among this group were the legendary stallions *Nariadni (Nabeg x *Nariadnaia), *Napitok (*Pirit x Neposeda) and Prichal (Aswan x Palmira), as well as the phenomenal mares *Nariadnaia (Aswan x Neposeda), *Najada (Aswan x Naturshitsa), *Pesenka (Salon x Panorama), Nota (Topol x Novinka), *Parketnaia (Aswan x Ptashka), Poznan (full-sister of Peleng) and *Pristan (Aswan x Palmira). In May 1976, after testing clear for piroplasmosis in Russia, Howie flew the first horses to New York. Five failed quarantine, including Prichal and Nota, and were sent to the Dominican Republic. They were eventually exported to Brazil where Prichal became a sire of immense significance. His get are still revered and prized today as some of the most valuable in Brazil, including his infamous son Don El Chall (Prichal x AF Donana).

Don El Chall (Prichal x AF Donana)

Prichal (Aswan x Palmira)

*Pesenka (*Salon x Panorama)

*Napitok (*Pirit x Neposeda)

*Muscat (*Salon x Malpia)

*Najada (Aswan x Naturshitsa)

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Mag (Aswan x *Magnolia)


Aswan (Nazeer x Yosreia)

Arax (Amurath-Sahib x Angara)

*Pristan (Aswan x Palmira)

*Salon (Negativ x Sonata)

*Parketnaia (Aswan x Ptashka)

*Nariadnaia (Aswan x Neposeda)

Nabeg (Arax x Nomenklatura)

*Muscat (*Salon x Malpia)

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*Nariadni (Nabeg x *Nariadnaia)

*Namiet (*Salon x Naturshitsa)


*Silver Drift

*Nariadni

(Raktha x Serafina)

(Nabeg x *Nariadnaia)

The use of two complementary stallions, a right and a left hand, both of equal and exceptional philosophy. For Dr. Kale at Kale’s Arabian Horses, those stallions were Silver Drift and Tornado, With the importation of the Russian horses, it became clear that it was time for Howie to take the reins and guide the Kale breeding program towards the future. In college, Howie spent three years designing his ideal farm. In 1977, he laid the cornerstone brick of what would become KARHO. “Very few people get to live their dreams,” says Howie, “I was fortunate enough to live all of mine at once. While building KARHO, I was able to pour the columns and lay the brick that would shelter some of the most magnificent Arabians in the world. They were the living embodiments of my dreams, and I was determined to make KARHO worthy of them.” In 1978, Howie negotiated the acquisition of the illustrious *Muscat (*Salon x Malpia). Howie had regularly attempted to buy the outstanding chestnut stallion, and had been flatly refused. Having been told that Muscat was not for sale for any price, Howie began to negotiate a trade: two of the finest Standardbred stallions, Lindo Hannover and Centennial Way, valued at over $1,000,000 each, for *Muscat.

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*Muscat

Tornado

(*Salon x Malpia)

(*Bask x *Silwara)

quality, to be blended in the pursuit of perfection formed a key principle of the Kale breeding for Howie Kale at KARHO, those stallions would become Nariadni and Muscat. On the evening of January 7, 1978, Howie Kale and Robbie Den Hartog, Jr., met Tersk Stud breeding Director Alexander Ponomarev at the Polish-Russian border at the river Brest. Flashing their lights, the Russians led *Muscat across the snow covered bridge, while Howie and Robbie each led a Standardbred stallion. After inspecting the horses and shooting Vodka for luck, lead ropes were exchanged, and *Muscat began his journey to the United States. In 1979, the Russian horses made their show ring debut in Washington State. *Nariadni, whose name would forever be synonymous with type, was named Champion Stallion and *Najada became Champion Mare. It was becoming clear that the Russian horses would have the impact and success Howie envisioned.

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*Muscat

(*Salon x Malpia)

*Marsianin

(Aswan x *Magnolia)

*Padron

(Patron x Odessa)

Above: The 1980, 1981 and 1982 U.S. National Champion Stallions. Below: The Russian Influence can be seen in the World's Top Sires

Padrons Psyche

(*Padron x *Kilika)

Vitorio To

(DA Valentino x Sol Natique)

Bey Ambition

(Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady)

Magnum Psyche

(Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle)

DA Valentino

(Versace x DA Love)

Khadraj NA

(Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)

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Enzo

(Padrons Psyche x RD Bey Shahmpane)

Eden C

(Enzo x Silken Sable)

Ever After NA

(*Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA)


What did Amber Satin mean to you?

Everything! She was my number one show mare of all time. Being on the lead line of her unanimous National Champion victory gave me memories of a lifetime. — David Boggs Midwest Station II, Inc.

In February 1980, *Muscat exploded onto the show scene. Known for the distinguishing white marking on his forehead, and renowned for his coat of molten fire and movement like liquid grace, he and Howie took the show ring by storm. Beginning at Scottsdale where *Pristan was Champion Mare with Bill Addis on the lead, and *Muscat was Champion Stallion and overall Supreme Champion with Howie, the Russian horses became unstoppable. *Muscat would go on to be the first stallion to win the Triple Crown, blazing his way to glory with Howie at the lead, and ensuring that Howie

Kale would go down in history as the man to show both the first stallion and first mare Triple Crown winners. Arabian horse enthusiasts became enchanted by the beauty, grace and motion of the Russian horses. They honored their quality and their magnificence and began to embrace them as the next step in their own various breeding programs. Today, over 75% of the world’s non-straight Egyptian champions carry Russian blood; a testament to their quality and to the dedication of Howie Kale.

Throughout the 1980s, the Russian horses and their offspring dominated the show ring winning thousands of championships and numerous national championships in both the United States and Europe. The phenomenal success of the Tersk-KARHO relationship could be seen in many of these great horses such as the exquisite mare Amber Satin (*Muscat x Satin Silver, by Tornado) bred by the Kale family and crowned both U.S. National Champion Mare in 1988 with David Boggs at the lead, and World Champion Senior Mare in 1993 with Michael Byatt.

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Jennie Ogden

HK Etheria

(*El Nabila B x Lisa Mine) 2007 Mare

HK Laurelle

(PA Gazsi x Lisa Mine) 2013 Mare

Lisa Mine (RD Ariel x FA Mona Lisa) Matriarch of KARHO International

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HK Elegance

(*El Nabila B x Lisa Mine) 2007 Mare


After the economic collapse of 1986, Howie and Sandy retired to the ranch in Black Canyon City to breed horses on a much smaller scale. “It was a wonderful time for me,” says Howie. “The spotlight is fun for a young man, but watching my daughter grow and develop her own passion for the horses away from the limelight is its own unique gift.” At the Black Canyon City ranch, the two stallions RD Ariel (*Muscat x *Nariadnaia) and HK Crown Prince (*Muscat x Jewel Drift) took center stage as the right and left hand of the Kale breeding program. “Neither stallion ever stood at public stud,” says Howie. “We would breed some outside mares, but the horses really got to be horses at Black Canyon. Even RD Ariel was pasture bred most of his life; living with his mares happy and content the way God intended. A wonderful life for a stallion.”

HK Krystall (LD Pistal x Lisa Mine) 2008 Stallion

Proudly bred and owned by Joanna Kale. Leased by Tersk Stud, Russia 2010-2012. Leased by Bialka State Stud, Poland 2014-2015. Today, Howie’s dedication to select and unite the pieces of perfection from all bloodlines is still his primary goal. The horses have changed throughout the years and are always improved upon in the pursuit of perfection. Additions to the mares and stallions of KARHO have been, and will be, made when necessary, for the ongoing enhancement of the Kale Arabian.

“It’s time for me to hand the reins over to Jennie,” says Howie, “and let KARHO become KARHO International the way my dad let Kale’s Arabians become KARHO.” He smiles, “She is very smart, and I am very proud of her. Did you know she is the only private breeder in history to breed a stallion, HK Krystall, to stand at stud in both Russia and Poland? And she’s not even 30! Must take after her dad’s side of the family,” he laughs.

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“The future is bright,” he goes on. “It’s a very different world from the one I operated in. We are breeding on a much smaller scale, and 2014 will be the first year we will publicly offer horses, embryos and breedings for sale. Jennie keeps the broodmares and foals at home, and sends the show horses out for training. Yes,” he repeats, “it is a very different world.” He pauses, then leans forward with a grin and a twinkle in his grey eyes, “but I know she will navigate it with aplomb … and with a little bit of guidance from dear old dad …” We opened this article with a question: what sets Howie Kale apart? The answer is threefold: his humility; his profound gratitude at being granted Co-Creatorship on earth; and his passionate quest to unite the pieces of perfection into a flesh and bone manifestation of the ideal he sees in his mind’s eye. Former Tersk Breeding Director Alexander Ponomarev once said, “Howie knows horses the way that Beethoven knew music.” A higher compliment from one horseman to another cannot be given, and I think I speak for the entire Arabian horse community, when I say, “Thank you, Howie, for sharing your symphony with us.”

Thank you to all the wonderful people who made this article possible: Walter Mishek Cat McKenna Jeff Wallace Gene LaCroix Jr. The Ames Family

Wayne Anderson Jenn Trickey Connie Cole O’Brien David Boggs Arabian Horse Times Team

Joa n n a K a le K A R H O I N T E R N AT I O N A L

Dr. Howard Kale and Howie Kale, Jr., my grandfather and father, for giving us a story to tell…..

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In Memoriam Blaze N Berries (1998-2014) Blaze N Berries was born in July of 1998 and passed away this February at the age of sixteen. He is an eight-time National and Reserve National Champion and is known by many as a talented show horse. However, for his family and especially for his rider, Juliette, he was so much more than a show horse. Blaze was a friend to everyone he met. Whether he was at a show or at home, he always liked for his stall to be in the entryway of the barn so that he could keep his head out in the aisle and welcome anyone who entered. He loved to play, make goofy faces, meet new friends, and make people laugh. Blaze was also a caring and patient teacher to Juliette for many years. Juliette began riding Blaze when she was just eight years old, and he always took great care to ensure that she was safe and that she had fun in the ring. He was very attentive to her and continually challenged her to become a stronger rider and horsewoman. Above all, Blaze will be remembered by his family as a loving and committed friend.

Hi Flash Dancer (1983-2014) Hi Flash Dancer+// (Hal-Gazel-Junior, by Hal Gazal x Bonita Lazon), distinguished reining champion, died from kidney cancer in February at the age of 31. A dynamic horse with more than 80 shows to his credit, “Flash” garnered three National Championships, four Reserve National Championships and more than 20 National Top Tens in Western Pleasure and Reining divisions. In a listing of Leading All-Time Reining Horses at the National Shows, compiled by Arabian Horse World magazine, “Flash” was ranked 15th. “Flash” and owner Brook Matthiesen, daughter of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm long-time trainer, Rod Matthiesen, instantly connected in 1985 when Brook, then 6, accompanied her father to a job interview with Jerry McRae at O’Mac Stables. “I’m not sure if it was his bald white face or the softness in his eyes, but I knew Flash was special.” Eight months later, the coming three-year-old was purchased for $1,750.00 as a Christmas present for the Matthiesen family. Over the next 11 years the two grew up together and earned multiple Regional and National titles in Western Pleasure, Reining, Stock Seat Equitation, and Western Horsemanship. They were the first pair to take the top honor in Stock Seat Equitation at the U.S. National Championships while in their first year in the 14-17 age division. Two years later, they scored 73.5, 72 and 75 to win the Arabian Reining Horse JTR class at Youth Nationals besting their competition by more than nine points. “Flash carried more than five other riders to Regional and National titles, and was a regular lesson horse for countless riders at Eleanor’s Arabian Farm. In his later years, he helped teach the next generation of Matthiesen riders, enjoyed carrots, pasture time, and the occasional trail ride. “He had heart,” says Brook. “He was my once-in-a-lifetime horse. It was a great ride. Thanks to all who encouraged, inspired and watched over Flash throughout the years.”

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THUNDER

A n A rabi an Ic o n by KARA LARSON

Every year, one seemingly ordinary Sunday is transformed into something quite the opposite—Super Bowl Sunday. As mountains of miniature hot dogs and tortilla chips fill paper plates, formerly calm adults revert to a childish version of themselves, shouting at the television in high emotion, and later, shushing the whole room as a Budweiser puppy commercial breaks up the big game. An American tradition that covers all the bases—athleticism, copious amounts of food, and the chance to get together with friends, the Super Bowl is a big deal for many. And that’s all fair, but for me, I didn’t harbor much interest until I heard there was an Arabian horse involved. This Arabian horse is Thunder, trained by well-known Arabian horse judge, Ann Judge Wegener.

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In her 16th season as the trainer of Denver Broncos mascot “Thunder,” Ann began her training with Thunder 1, who was started by former trainer, Tom Hudson. When Tom went to manage one of owner Sharon Magness Blake’s farms in Santa Ynez, Calif., Ann took the reins on Thunder’s training. So having worked with Thunder 1, trained Thunder 2, now 20 years old, for 15 years, and Thunder 3, now 14, for 11 years, Ann’s history with the Thunder line runs deep.

WHY AN ARABIAN?

“People ask me this all the time,” begins Ann. “They think an Arabian horse seems like an unlikely choice for a mascot for a high energy, crowded stadium with all sorts of stimuli. But to be honest, I don’t know a breed that could do it more efficiently or with more brilliance and intelligence than an Arabian horse. And they are so people oriented; once you’ve built that trust factor, they love doing for their people.” The follow-up question usually covers how Ann might desensitize the Thunders. And to this, she responds: “It really isn’t about desensitizing them because you can’t take away the natural character of the horse. They’re not desensitized— they’re very sensitive. But I feel like what I’ve done is try to understand the nature of a horse and then work with that. You have to understand that horses are flight creatures, not fight creatures, and so instinctually they’re going to run from danger. And you can’t, nor would you ever want, to take that instinctual response out of a horse. So the question becomes, how do you work with that flight response, versus trying to back it down? And I think that’s the big difference.”

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In preparing for the interesting situation every game poses, including 76,000 screaming people, pyro, flames, the wave through the crowd, and cheerleaders eccentrically shaking their pompoms, Ann says, “There’s no way that you can replicate all that craziness, so instead, what I’ve done with both of these horses is start really slowly with what I call “faith walks.” I’ll put them in situations or places that are a little unnatural to them and gradually take it further and further. I started out with both of them walking up my sidewalk to my house. Then eventually they would walk up the porch and then the deck, and so on. But I only did in a very gradual way.” From these “faith walks,” Ann and the boys do some other very interesting things to gear them up for the elevated stimuli of NFL game day. “I’ve really had to think outside of the box. They’ve been in parades, worked cattle, in the mountains and


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this job, the less he’s afraid of it, but he still works the angles. There was a time when we would give Thunder a treat whenever the cheerleaders got past him with their pompoms. So now, even though he’s not really that afraid of them, as soon as the cheerleaders walk past, he puts his nose in Sharon’s pocket looking for a treat.”

water crossings and even elevators, ballrooms, and big parties. Sharon Magness Blake and her husband, Ernie Blake, host a Christmas party for 400 Boys and Girls Clubs kids from the Denver area. Thunder rides up the freight elevator to the Club Level to greet every child! So it’s been more a matter of putting them in a lot of really different circumstances.”

RESPECTING THE HORSE

With years and years of trust built between horse and trainer, Ann certainly has a great deal of respect and love for her white steeds. “I never, ever want to put either of these horses in a position where they feel like they’re in danger. I always want them to look to me to take care of them.” Ann continues, “Because if they ever instinctually think I’m not taking care of them, that’s when you really instigate that flight response; and that’s what we don’t want. They both look to me for support and acknowledgement that everything’s okay.” However, it is inevitable that the horses have some insecurity in their job, and for Thunder 2, his discomfort remains with the cheerleaders and their pompoms. Ann says, “He’s not wild about cheerleaders when they get to shaking their pompoms over his head. He knows pompoms—he’s lived with them for a long time, but he just has never been wild about them. The longer he’s done

Another aspect of understanding and respecting the horses’ boundaries and limitations has to do with the age of Thunder 2. Now a 20-year-old horse, Ann and owner Magness Blake are aware of his future retirement, whenever that may come. So, this past season, instead of Thunder 2 doing all the preseason, regular season, and public appearances as the Denver Broncos mascot, both Thunder 2 and 3 were used. “This year we let Thunder 3 do the preseason and most of the general public appearances. He opened the National Western Stock Show, he was in a dancing horse event, and he went to the courthouse and had all of the representatives meet him, as well as the mayor and the governor. So that gave Thunder 2 a much-deserved break.” Ann continues, “It’s actually been really nice to have had the two of them to share. And when we figured out we were going to go to the Super Bowl, we decided to take Thunder 3. We sent him by FedEx and away we went!”

AN ARABIAN IN NEW YORK CITY

As Thunder 3 began his journey to the East Coast, the excitement surrounding his departure, journey, arrival, and everything in between was building quickly. With countless supporters reaching out to Thunder via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets, Thunder and Ann’s arrival to New York City was made an unforgettable one and something shared with millions of fans around the world. On this global connectedness, Ann shares, “When we got there, the advent of social media certainly Volume 44, No. 10 | 281


made our arrival and then our whole time in New York immediately accessible to everyone. So I was really excited and privileged to be able to see how people wanted to keep up—not necessarily day-by-day, but kind of a moment-bymoment way. And that really surprised me.” To keep his new followers and fans updated on Thunder’s every step, Ann delves into their experience and how she shared the trip with horse lovers around the world. “We took pictures of him getting on the FedEx plane when we left, and by the time we had landed in Memphis, there was already tons of Facebook posts from the time we were in the air. And it just carried on the whole rest of the weekend.” Ann adds, “Every time Thunder was doing something, he appeared on Facebook. It really gave people a venue to ask questions and post pictures and share with their friends. I also had people texting me continuously, “Well, where are you now? What’s Thunder doing? Oh, we just saw him on T.V. What station is he going to be on next?” It was so fun!” Focusing in on his television appearances, if you are having a tough time trying to imagine an Arabian horse being in the heart of downtown New York City, you will not believe the journey this horse took throughout his busy press day. Ann shares, “First of all, driving a horse trailer in downtown New York City—I have to say, I don’t recommend it. But having Thunder there ended up being explosively exciting. We started out on the Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza. We parked right on the sidewalk and then led Thunder up into the Plaza. The crowd was really boisterous and egging the cheerleaders on, and their pompoms were waving all over the place, but Thunder just stood there the whole time. He stood there, looking around, nudging Magness Blake on the arm, calm and collected—on Broadway. It was so funny.” As the journey continued, Thunder’s first time in “The Big Apple” only got more interesting. “After the first show, we talked with the Fox Network and they asked if we could be on Fox and Friends. We said, “Sure, how far is it?” And their response was, “Oh, it’s only about a block, just across the street.” Well, 10 blocks later, we found ourselves still walking down a packed downtown sidewalk in New York City alongside people hustling and bustling to get to their jobs. We heard a couple say, “Oh, my gosh, there’s a horse on the sidewalk.” We were so unexpected!” 

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Ending up in the middle of Times Square, Thunder, Ann, and Magness Blake found their image blasted up on one of the iconic New York City jumbotrons. On this day, instead of a celebrity, Broadway show, or major advertisement, it was an Arabian horse. However, in Thunder’s eyes, it was just another day on the job. “What made it even more enjoyable was that Thunder was so relaxed.” Beyond the Today Show and Fox and Friends, Thunder and Ann also appeared on Good Morning New York, and a Denver affiliate of Fox. Ann shares, “We were in New York City from 7:00 a.m. until about 9:45, making the rounds. It was so much fun, and almost surreal. I remember Sharon whispering to me, “Look around, and remember this forever!” Almost having a ‘pinch yourself ’ moment,” Ann laughs. And people had a lot of fun with it. We received a lot of posts on Facebook of people who took pictures of their TVs and then texted those to us.” Luckily for Thunder and Ann, the journey to the Super Bowl consisted of more than just football and public appearances. Staying at a dressage and jumper farm for Warmbloods in New Jersey, the pair had opportunities to wind down. Worked mostly indoors, Ann and Thunder had the opportunity to trail ride when the weather got nicer.  “While on the trail in the snow with a friend and her Warmblood, we met up with a group of hunters wearing head-to-toe orange. My friend stated, “Hey, you’re not going to believe who you’re seeing out here in the woods.” Then she told them about Thunder and they were just thrilled. I now have a bunch of photos with these hunters standing next to Thunder in the New Jersey woods!”

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Beyond the Super Bowl parties and appearances and pompoms, it is easy to appreciate what special horses the Thunder boys have proven to be. This grand stage has brought the Arabian horse into the public eye like never before, and under the spotlight, they have been amazing “spokeshorses” for the Arabian horse and the Arabian community. “I think all you have to do is look on Thunder’s Facebook page to see how he magnetized the horse community over the whole weekend. And I feel so honored and humbled to be his liaison between the people world and his world. Now, anyone and everyone can see the bravery, the courage, the generosity of spirit, the character, and the kindness that horses have. He’s a great horse to do that and I feel honored


to be able to have people see that. I never forget how lucky, how blessed I am, to be able to do this.” Beyond a spokeshorse for our breed, Thunder might also be taking on the job of role model for kids everywhere.

“Thunder is a hero, particularly to kids. He was the star of the show. There are some wonderful football players who do wonderful things for their communities and then there are some that forget how children look up to them and fall short.” Ann continues, “The thing about Thunder is that he is a celebrity who doesn’t do anything wrong and he’s always hospitable. He always loves talking to the kids. He always loves signing autographs. And I just feel like that’s so important, that kids look up to this horse and he never lets them down. You never know when you make contact with a child who goes on to say, “I have to have one of these, or I have to ride one, or I want to go to a therapeutic riding center to help out, or I need to go to a horse rescue program and donate.” You just never know when the contacts that you’re putting out there in the world through Thunder, will make a real, positive change.” n

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From The Readers:

“My Arabian Love Story” Stacy Vigue My Arabian horse love story began the day I was born. It was May 3rd, 1987, and my mom was anxiously waiting the arrival of her new Arabian foal and the birth of her baby girl; the only problem was, we were coming at the same time. My mom’s friends convinced her she couldn’t wait any longer, so they stayed with her mare while my mom went to the hospital. That day, my mom was blessed with two beautiful fillies—myself and her new beautiful Arabian foal, Twice Blessed. “Bt” is what we called her for short, and from that day on, we were inseparable. She was my best friend or as I often called her, my twin sister. Bt and I started off in lead line classes with “our mom” and later to our own classes where the judges fell in love with us. Not many people can say their best friend is an Arabian horse. We spent every birthday together

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for 24 years. She would come running when I yelled “sissy,” and park right next to the gate while she waited for me to hop on bareback. I would sleep in her stall and patiently wait for her foals to arrive while she would sleep with her head in my lap. I know God had a reason he brought us here together, and I could never be more thankful. I could trust this horse with my life, that she would put me before anything. Because of her, I am who I am today. In December 2012, I lost my best friend. I had never spent a day without her my whole life and my 25th birthday was just not the same. Even though she’s gone, her legend lives on as her grandbabies continue to win regional and national championships. Every little girl deserves to love an Arabian, mine just happened to be my best friend. R.I.P. sissy, I love you to the moon and back.


Christine DeCarlo I literally don’t have the words to sum up my love for my beautiful Arabian gelding Kyd. I could describe the look on his face when he sees me, especially the many times he has moved and walked off the trailer to find me there. But I think the random effect he has had on strangers may be more profound. Because who doesn’t love their own horse? To those with sensitivity, this horse speaks volumes. For instance, we were riding the trails and a Buddhist Monk was walking there and he spontaneously lifted his hand and prayed a blessing over Kyd. He didn’t notice me, only my horse. He very kindly, as an afterthought, said “and a blessing on you too.” I chuckled, but the truth is, I understood his being so

taken with the horse I wasn’t even noticed. I didn’t mind in the least. On another trial ride, a young boy and his father were hiking down and Kyd and I were trotting up. The little boy said, “Look Daddy, that horse is smiling.” He just felt Kyd’s happy aura. Another time, I was stopped by a lady that said she would love to have a horse look as proud as he did walking down the street. She offered me cash for him. I said no, but understood it was a compliment to Kyd. As someone who has never had money (and it was double what I paid for him), I never considered it. There is something more than money that he gives. It is his whole heart and soul. And I personally choose to think it is directed toward me. That he loves me in a special way. The feeling is mutual.

Rebecca Schaffer I was 13 years old when my parents got me my first horse, a purebred Egyptian Arabian named Bridens Zuni. I was taken aback by the striking features this horse had—his big brown eyes, distinct dish, and wide flared nostrils. Although, it was not his looks that made me fall so fondly in love with the Arabian breed, but his attitude. He lived for me as much as I lived for him. I went to see him every day after school, and there he was, waiting for me. I developed an unbreakable bond with the 14hh gelding. He was a favorite with all my friends, as he was known for giving kisses. He grew up with me and was with me throughout my high school years, college, and my first job. He never left my side, and always lent a mane to cry on. Even at his last

moments of life, at age 25, he gave me one final kiss before he passed. I have worked, trained, and shown numerous breeds of horses. While each breed has their own special quality and traits, there is none so dear to my heart as the Arabian horse. I continue to own them to this day, and I cannot imagine my life without them. They are the breed of the sand, the sun, and wind. Encountering an Arabian is encountering a special spirit. Today my heart is stolen with a special Arab named Aly. I look forward to the other Arabians I am going to encounter in my life and give my heart to. And I know that once I give mine, they will most definitely give their love back, because they are Arabians.

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Grace Buck My love story starts during the winter of 2013. I had just got my dream job working on an Arabian horse farm in a town nearby. Growing up I loved horses, specifically Arabians—something about them immediately drew me to them. As the years went on, I realized that I would never be able to own a horse; I did not have the money and neither did my parents. This job kind of fell into my lap and resurfaced my intense love for horses. My first day on the job, I was assigned to hand walk this certain horse who was out of training due to leg surgery. His name was Thriller and he was an all-black beauty. Every morning I would get to work, walk in the barn, and he would see me and start to nicker until I came and gave him a hug. We would do our routine morning walk around the arena and soon became best friends. He would lag behind me and steal the hat off my head and hold it up as high as his neck would stretch. I would eventually get it back, he thought that was quite fun. I decided to make my own game. I would know when he was about to steal my hat, so right before he did, I would turn around and yell BOO! He would start to prance and buck with joy. We would play our games every single day. As the months went on, we became closer and closer. Finally, spring arrived and Thriller was healing well enough so he could go out into a small paddock. I brought

him outside and he could hardly contain himself. As I took his halter off, he took off in a mad dash. It made me so happy to see him out of his stall and romping around. So now, instead of hand walking every morning, I would take him outside. We would take turns chasing each other around the paddock. I fell in love with that horse, but all good things come to an end. I had to quit my job because I wasn’t making enough money to support myself. It was the hardest thing saying goodbye to my boy. If I had enough money I would have bought that horse faster than lightning. A couple months later, I got to come back to the farm to see all the horses. It felt so good to be back; I felt like I was where I belonged. Arriving at the farm, I knew he would be in his usual paddock. I ran through the arena towards his paddock and finally spotted him. Once I was in earshot, I yelled, “THRILLER” and he looked up from his grass, saw me and we ran towards each other. I slid under the fence and threw my arms around his neck. He nuzzled my hair with his lips and did his signature nicker. Nothing can compare to how happy I was to be with him. I will never forget him and I would do anything in the world to make him mine. I wonder from time to time if he thinks about me. Because I will never forget him.

Debbie Hanchett At the age of 10, my parents took me to a local Arabian ranch to look at horses of which I only read books about. It was love at first sight when I saw her long flowing, flaxen mane and her huge brown eyes. There she was, a 3-year-old Arabian mare named Diamonds Destiny, by *Talal. Although my parents had no idea what we were getting into, the ranch hand turned her out into the arena. She was absolutely stunning. Three high white stockings, a beautiful rich liver chestnut, and OH, MY GOSH, a flaxen tail that drug the ground. I knew immediately

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I had to have her. My parents bought her, and so our adventure began. Countless hours grooming her, living on her back all summer long and going to shows. She was my first real pet and a best friend literally forever. Today I am 39 and she is 32 this April. She is still in my backyard. I’ve been honored with watching her foal three beautiful foals, one if which is still on my ranch by Fire an Ice. My kids have enjoyed her as much as I have. I know the time will come shortly when she’ll no longer be with us, but until then, my BFF is still as beautiful as ever.


Stephanie and Rhiannon Henderson She picked me. Having gone to see an older grey mare, definitely set on just looking, and determined to not make a rushed, nor impulsive purchase, I tried desperately to ignore the bold, bay beauty as she came towards us across the pasture. She was six months old, an early baby born in January, her breeder told us. Independently, she followed us around the pasture for the entire visit. Returning home, the mare we’d originally gone to evaluate was sold, so the breeder said even though she’d not planned on selling this bay beauty, she was so taken by us that the breeder was convinced we’d provide a good home, and so she was offered.

two days and upon making the decision in my heart and in my mind that this young mare would be our first straight Egyptian Arabian, her mother, from two pastures away, whinnied. This young, bay weanling, who was standing amongst us, turned her head over her back and whinnied an answer. All our mouths fell open—I had chills. It was as if she were saying, “It‘s okay, mom, I like these new people.” We hauled her home later, in November, when she was ten months old, an eight-hour trip in which she traveled beautifully. During the transfer of the registration papers, it turned out that she was born on my birthday.

We returned for another visit later in the year. I often wondered aloud if she been born on one of our birthdays as both mine and my daughters are in January, only seven days apart. We visited again over

Nothing rattles this mare; she’s an old soul who knows who she is. We now also own her half-sister (same sire) and they are both remarkable girls—the absolute joy of our lives. 

Michelle Yurk Most little girls grow up “loving horses,” but not me. I grew up with a burning passion for horses.  Every time I got a whiff of that horse smell, I knew I had to feed that desire.  Thank goodness for Starte, the first Arabian I fell in love with, who had an incredible ability to know I needed her and allowed me to love her.  She was a bit standoffish in the beginning, having seen many lesson kids in her time, but there was a bond that was created that would stand the test of time.  Through many freezing cold lessons in the outdoor arena, lots of late nights in the barn getting ready for horse shows, many tears from boyfriend break-ups, several long conversations of my teenage woes (she

was such a great listener) and even my moments of “I can’t do this” when it came to learning to ride—she never wavered. Starte was and will always be my greatest teacher, my biggest fan, my once-in-lifetime riding partner, my best friend, and my most cherished treasure!  Though she has been gone from my life for over 20 years now, she still remains deep in my thoughts every day.  Now that I am an instructor and my horses are all Arabian and Half-Arabians, I know what true love is.  I watch this same type of love blossom in the hearts of my students when their trusted partner turns because they hear their “kid’s”  voice, whinny when they have a treat, and rub their face on their sleeve for an extra itch.  God created Arabians because he knew little girls needed them.

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A Leg Up Growth Rates in Foals by Heather Smith Thomas Foals grow swiftly during the first months of life. Genetics, feed and environment all play a role in growth and skeletal development. W.B. (Burt) Staniar, PhD (Assistant Professor of Equine Nutrition at Penn State) has studied the growth of foals all over the world. “The research we’ve been conducting focuses on the foals’ first 2 years of growth, and how nutrition provided by pasture and supplements influence that growth,” says Staniar. “In addition, we are paying more attention to how other variables, such as date of birth, age at weaning, and when animals enter training, will affect the growth pattern, and ultimately the athletic potential of the animal.” One of the main issues regarding growth is trying to avoid various developmental problems that can occur. From a research standpoint, and also a management standpoint, we need a definition of growth. What kind of growth are we looking for? Do we want rapid growth? Maximum growth? Slow growth? What kind of growth will meet our objectives? “I think our objectives in raising a horse are to maximize the opportunity for that animal to realize the athletic potential that’s a part of its genetics,” says Staniar. “Optimum growth is what we’re looking for, but defining that is difficult. It may be different for each individual—and the end result is often 2 to 5 years down the road. It’s hard to determine how growth at 3 months of age will influence what a foal will be at 3 years of age,” he explains. At many of the breeding farms Dr. Staniar worked with in the past, broodmares and foals are kept on pasture at all times. Some mares are brought into stalls for foaling, but most foal out in the fields. “One thing we pay close attention to, in the research we’ve been doing (and for the health of the animals), is trying to sort out the relationship between the environment and the animal. By environment I mean the pasture, climate and all the things that surround and affect the animal and its physiology. One of the things we are able to do here is to look at the physiologic mechanisms that are a basis for the pasture/animal relationship,” he says. “I’ve done a lot of work examining growth patterns. The long-term growth pattern for horses has already been well defined. I think of this as their genetic potential, and there are some significant breed differences in that curve, but it’s basically a sigmoid curve. The foals grow in utero—a bit slowly at first and then go through a period of exponential growth just before birth. After the foal is born it continues to grow very fast for a while (fastest growth is during the

first few weeks after birth) but as the animal reaches maturity, the growth slows and then reaches a plateau. This is generally how all things grow, whether bacteria or mammals,” he says. “We are also trying to understand short-term patterns of growth. Long-term patterns are genetic whereas short-term patterns are affected by seasons, environment, etc. The latest NRC update has a good growth curve that does a nice job characterizing the growth of horses of many breeds. This data was mainly from Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, etc. and maybe lacks some of the pony and draft breeds, but does a relatively good job of characterizing growth rates,” says Staniar. But there are also some periods during growth where this doesn’t really fit, due to the short-term growth patterns. These short-term patterns are separate and apart from the genetic patterns, and involve what we might call the environmental influence (nurture versus nature). “How does temperature, available feed, weaning, etc. affect patterns of growth, for instance? These environmental influences are probably more important to the horse owner raising foals—in the day-to-day care and management of the foal—than are the long-term growth patterns. So that’s what our research is focused on,” he says. There are a number of questions. “One of these is how date of birth affects the foal. If it’s born in January versus April, does this influence the pattern of growth? We’ve found that the short-term pattern is very different for the foal born in January versus the foal born in April. Conditions in which they are growing up are very different, at different ages. The tricky thing is the intersection between the age of the animal and its potential for growth, and the environment it’s in at that particular time (feed available, temperature, and so on),” he explains. “When you compare the growth of foals born in January to those born in April, the April foals are growing more rapidly at a young age because they are born into a more nutrient-rich environment, with green grass. Foals born earlier will obviously be heavier at that time of year because they are a month or more older, but they didn’t grow as fast at that young age.” The researchers study the relationship between the pasture and the animal, looking at growth rate, to see how they can match up where the animal is and its ability to grow. Volume 44, No. 10 | 291


A Leg Up When talking about growth in foals, we need to differentiate between weight and height. “Weight is what we refer to when talking about cattle or other livestock species. Weight is not so important in horses. It plays a role and is one of the factors we look at, but I am more an advocate of looking at withers height because it’s a closer measure of skeletal development in young horses,” says Staniar. Many of the major breeding farms measure withers height, but you won’t find a growth curve for withers height in the NRC recommendations. There’s not much research that’s looked at growth patterns in terms of withers height, even though it’s what we most often measure. “There are still questions we have no real answers for. We think we want a smooth growth curve in a young horse. We think this is best because we don’t want large deviations in the short-term patterns. We don’t want the young horse to drop off in growth at weaning, for instance,” he says. “Depending on the breed and the objectives of the owners, foals are weaned as young as 3 months of age to as old as 9 months. While there are numerous variables to consider, one of the most important is the environment into which you are weaning the foal. If a January foal is weaned in the middle of a hot summer—when pasture conditions are poor—this may have a negative impact on growth. By contrast, an April-born foal, weaned in early fall (when pasture may go through a fall growth phase), will likely continue a strong pattern of growth” he says. By 6 months of age a considerable portion of the foals’ diet is already provided by pasture. “The manager needs to pay attention to both the horses and the environment, and consider how best to fit the horse to its environment to optimize health and performance,” he points out. “We still see a decrease in growth during weaning, because the animals are stressed somewhat, and though conditions for forage in October may be at a high, from that point on the pasture quality declines as we move into winter,” he says. Environmental conditions change and the foal’s body starts to conserve energy for thermal regulation (to keep warm) and for building a winter hair coat. There’s not as much energy put toward growth. It’s getting colder, pastures are declining in quality, and all the signals to the animal are that the environment is changing and it needs to get ready for winter. “In all the growth data I’ve looked at, there’s a decrease in growth rates in the winter months, with February usually being the lowest for horses raised in the northern hemisphere,” says Staniar. “The young horse’s body is conserving energy for other purposes and 292 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

decreasing growth rate. But the decrease at this time represents an opportunity for us as managers. If you realize this will occur, you can provide the animal with more energy, and an environment that doesn’t allow the growth to decrease quite so much,” he says. You can counterbalance some of the negative effects of that first winter for the weanling and make up for some deficiencies in the environment. For example, it’s an opportunity to provide better quality hay so there is more energy available to the foals. “The thing that’s interesting is that if a foal really drops off in growth (such at weaning, when he’s stressed and especially if forage availability and temperature are less optimal as well) with all of these stresses happening at once, he makes up for it later. The more an animal decreases growth at this point and conserves energy (putting it toward maintenance instead of growth), when spring comes and there’s good grass again, the more the animal tries to catch up,” he says. This growth spurt is called compensatory growth and it happens in all species. The more the young animal decreased growth through that first winter, the more likely there will be an even greater increase in growth the next spring. And it is this type of growth spurt that has been indirectly linked with developmental problems in the growing skeleton. If you can compensate for the decrease in growth during winter and be thinking about it in spring (not complicating a growth spurt by feeding high energy feeds at that time), this can smooth out the peaks and valleys of the young horse’s growth and potentially help minimize some of the risk for DOD (developmental orthopedic disease). “This bumpy pattern of growth may or may not be detrimental. In extremes, it might be, because it may play a role in skeletal abnormalities. There is some work from the 1940’s and 50’s that looked at wild horses’ patterns of growth. The young ones grow slower in winter and speed up in spring. These are normal cycles,” says Staniar. On the other hand, fast growth in a wild horse might not be as extreme as that of a domestic youngster on lush pasture in Kentucky, or one that’s being fed grain and other concentrates to push for faster growth in order to get it ready for showing or early training. Wild horses mature more slowly in a natural environment. “We must be careful in making a comparison of wild horses and domestic horses, in regards to what we expect from our top athletes,” he says. Subjected to completely natural conditions (harsh winters and intermittent nutrient levels or shortage of available feed), a horse might not be able to develop full potential as a top athlete.


A Leg Up “Some of these areas are exciting in our research right now. If a person is raising young horses, he/she should be paying attention to growth rates, measuring weight, and skeletal development. You could do this as often as every 2 weeks, but at minimum I’d recommend taking measurements about once a month. A weight tape isn’t as accurate as a scale, but can be a good estimate if you’re just looking for changes. There are also some good equations available for weight estimations, for growing foals,” he says. There are some problems that can occur in foals if we try to maximize growth, and some foals (either due to genetics and/ or environment) tend to grow too fast anyway. The first step in dealing with this is awareness. If in your breeding decisions you’ve chosen a large mare and a large stallion and you expect that the foal is going to grow rapidly, you should closely monitor that foal’s growth. “There’s a perceived connection between rapid growth and developmental problems. So this is something we want to minimize. The mistake some people make is to take the animal off energy altogether to try to halt the rapid growth. It’s more important to look at the big picture, and the growth of that animal and what your objectives are over the first 2 years—and how you can try to moderate some of those short term changes,” he says. “You don’t want to hinder the growth rate; you just want to maintain the genetic potential and long-term growth curve, with as few deviations as possible. You try to smooth out the slows and spurts, and plan ahead for proper feed and management,” he explains. “If you bred a mare and stallion that both grew very rapidly and both showed signs in the past of some kind of DOD (developmental orthopedic disease), you’d have to be even more careful. This match-up could be a disaster waiting to happen, but maybe you went ahead with this breeding because those individuals were extremely successful in the discipline you are interested in for the foal. So you gamble. If you are aware of the problems, however, when that foal hits the ground you would be doing everything you can to reduce the risk of it getting DOD,” he says. If you can deal with this on a day-to-day basis, you can probably reduce the risk by paying close attention to growth and moderating the spurts. “You would not feed that foal a lot of high-energy feed. You would closely monitor how rapidly it’s growing, how much nutrition it’s getting from the dam, and how to feed accordingly. There is some evidence that moderate exercise might also be beneficial for these foals, to help regulate growth and aid proper development,” says Staniar.

If you pay close attention to that animal, and know it is at risk, you might be able to catch any problems early on, and avoid short-term deviations in growth patterns. “As milk production in the mare decreases, or you are getting ready to wean, this may be the time to creep feed with something that’s not a high energy feed—something more like you’d feed an adult horse that’s not growing. This kind of feed would not provide as much energy as the typical young foal might eat in a creep feed. You could choose something lower in protein and energy,” he explains. Then as you wean, and the foal is adjusting to a non-milk diet, this supplemental feed can help ensure that he doesn’t have nutritional stress at weaning time. “Choose a low stress weaning strategy. Follow up with this kind of feed through winter so the weanling maintains growth (rather than dropping off too much) and then when spring arrives pay close attention to what he’s eating. How much time will this yearling be spending out on pasture with access to high energy lush grass?” Maybe the yearling doesn’t have access to pasture and you are feeding good quality hay but not one with high energy density. “This way you could maintain a smoother growth curve. As you manage that animal, you have some influence on growth even though you have no control over temperature changes in winter/summer. You can pay attention to the type and quantity of feed, and the environment you are keeping him in. You have control over the nutrition, and also the other management aspects such as exercise,” says Staniar. You may think that if the foal, weanling or yearling is out in the field, it’s getting exercise, but if it’s living by itself it may not get as much exercise as it would if it were running around with a buddy. “If you look at a field of 10 mares and foals, the foals all play together. If there’s just one mare and foal, they don’t run around as much. This kind of exercise is important developmentally. Maybe you could take the mare and foal for a walk, or pony the foal while riding the mare,” he says. “There are also ways to exercise a weanling or yearling. It shouldn’t be anything extreme—because you don’t want to overdo it—but make sure they get a proper amount of exercise. The young horse’s muscles and skeleton are all making decisions for growth based on how much and what kind of stress they are under. This stimulates how much they grow and how much extra-cellular matrix the bones should lay down,” he explains. Exercise is crucial for building strong bones. You walk a fine line, which requires moderation instead of extremes, in order to strengthen the growing tissues rather than damaging them or not giving them enough stress to optimize their growth and strength. n

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April 12-13, 2014, Shea Days At Quarry Hill Farm, Lakeville, Connecticut. Contact: Dana Scarpa, 860-435-2571. August 2-3, 2014, Varian Arabians Diamond Jubilee, Celebrating 60 Years, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: 805-489-5802.

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 24-27, 2014, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 26, 2014, Region 9 50-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. April 27, 2014, Region 15 26-Mile Competitive Trail Ride Championship, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074. May 6-10, 2014, Region 12 Championship, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. May 9-11, 2014, Pacific Slope Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 9-11, 2014, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 17-18, 2014, Region 8 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 28-31, 2014, Region 9 Championship, Ft. Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 29-June 1, 2014, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 5-7, 2014, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 11-15, 2014, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 14-15, 2014, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburg, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. 294 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

June 18-22, 2014, Region 13 Championship, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 20-22, 2014, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 21-22, 2014, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 24-28, 2014, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 26-29, 2014, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 28-29, 2014, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. July 3-5, 2014, Region 6 Championship, Douglas, Wyoming. Contact: Claude Clark, 406-388-3364. July 3-6, 2014, Region 11 Championship Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Dave Waggoner, 309-338-5128. July 3-6, 2014, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 8-12, 2014, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 8-12, 2014, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 9-12, 2014, Region 16 Championship, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 18-19, 2014, Region 18 Championship, Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-483-2239. July 21-26, 2014, Region 17 Championship, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538.

SHOWS APRIL April 4-6, 2014, Fiesta Del Mar A, Del Mar, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. April 4-6, 2014, Colorado Classic Horse Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. April 4-6, 2014, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, Illinois. Contact: Region 11. April 4-6, 2014, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 4-6, 2014, NCAHA/ODAHA Combined Show A and B, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. April 4-6, 2014, Western Carolinas Spring Show A and B, Pendleton, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023.

April 10-13, 2014, Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.arabianbreedersworldcup.com April 11-13, 2014, Lone Star Classic, San Antonia, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 12, 2014, Sunflower Arab I A and B One Day Show, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 12, 2014, Southern Cross Cutting Spring Fling, Foster, Oklahoma. Contact: Kristina Garland, 940-580-0383. April 12-13, 2014, Ozark Heartland Spring Fling Classic I and II One Day Show, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. April 12-13, 2014, Pacific Rim Arabian Sport Horse Show, Elma, Washington. Contact: Renate Cowan, 360-807-4217. April 13, 2014, Sunflower Arab II A and B One Day Show, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 13, 2014, Fairfield Sport Horse & Dressage One Day Show, Denton, Texas. Contact: Charlene Lynch, 214-403-0460. April 18-20, 2014, AHBAO Spring Classic A and B, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Diane LeClere, 541-895-8646. April 18-20, 2014, OHAHA Springtime B, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 18-20, 2014, VA Arabian and Futurity Reg 15/12 Concurrent Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Robin Lohnes, 540-347-2975. April 18-20, 2014, BCHAA Spring Show, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Brodie, 604-940-1167. April 19, 2014, Show Your Horse All Arab One Day Show A and B, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004. April 19-20, 2014, Iowa Spring Show B, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Contact: Region 11. April 19-20, 2014, Central FL Arab Spring Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Cheryl Vandeusen, 386-566-4820. April 22-23, 2014, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 24-27, 2014, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Pamela Turner, 607-739-3341. April 25-27, 2014, Aim At The Hood Sport Horse A and B, Boring, Oregon. Contact: Karen Bragg, 503-682-4982. April 25-27, 2014, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 25-27, 2014, Mason & Dixon Classic Horse Show, Quentin, Pennsylvania. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. April 27, 2014, BAHA Spring Blast Open One Day Show, Shelbyville, Kentucky. Contact: Lorie Henderson, 502-477-1018.


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MAY May 1-4, 2014, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. May 2-4, 2014, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Corning, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 2-4, 2014, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. May 2-4, 2014, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. May 2-4, 2014, Empire State Arab Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. May 2-5, 2014, Michigan All Arabian, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 8-11, 2014, AHASFV 51st Annual Show A and B, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 8-11, 2014, AHABC Classic A and B, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Sandra Mann, 604-532-8766. May 8-11, 2014, Treasure Valley Classic, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 8-11, 2014, Great Plains Arab Classic A and B, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. May 9-11, 2014, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 9-11, 2014, Hudson Valley Arabian, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 10-11, 2014, Milestone Spring Show, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Smith, 905-854-0762. May 14-16, 2014, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 15-18, 2014, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 15-18, 2014, AHACO Arab Show A and B, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842.

May 16-18, 2014, ARK Arab Victory Challenge A and B, Texarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. May 17-18, 2014, Northern Minnesota Arab Horse Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Janice Barington, 320-587-5825. May 22-25, 2014, Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 23-25, 2014, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Lois Rice, 509-291-3413. May 23-25, 2014, CAHC Spring Show A and B, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. May 23-25, 2014, Spindletop Spring Arab A and B, Katy, Texas. Contact: Charlene Lynch, 214-403-0460. May 23-25, 2014, The Badger Classic, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 23-25, 2014, AHC Of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 24-25, 2014, Iowa Memorial Weekend A and B, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Region 11. May 28-29, 2014, Region 1 Pre-Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. May 28-June 1, 2014, Desert Wine Horse Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Vleonica Roberts, 702-721-6610. May 29, 2014, Showtime 18 One Day Show, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 30-June 1, 2014, Showtime 2014, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 30-June 1, 2014, VAHA At The Meadow Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Robin Lohnes, 540-347-2975. May 31-June 1, 2014, NC PAHA Arab A and B, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836.

ENDURANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE

April 12, 2014, Spring Fling @ Sand Hills 25and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Cheraw, South Carolina. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. April 26, 2014, Texas Bluebonnet Classic 25and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. May 2, 2014, Biltmore Challenge 30- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531. May 3, 2014, Biltmore Challenge 25-, 50-, 75- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531. May 17, 2014, Region 6 50-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Winston, Montana. Contact: Amy Palmer, 406-458-8891. May 17, 2014, Canyon Ferry Lake 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Winston, Montana. Contact: Amy Palmer, 406-458-8891. May 18, 2014, Region 6 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride Championship, Winston, Montana. Contact: Amy Palmer, 406-458-8891. May 18, 2014, Canyon Ferry Lake 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Winston, Montana. Contact: Amy Palmer, 406-458-8891.

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ATIONAL EVENTS July 19-26, 2014, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-6966-4500. August 11-16, 2014, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba. Contact: AHA, 303-6966-4500. September 24-27, 2014, Sport Horse Nationals, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: AHA, 303-6966-4500. October 17-25, 2014, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-6966-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

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A Acevedo Arabians ...................................................................................2, 3 AHT Boutque ........................................................................................290 AHT Inc. ........................................................................................... 82, 83 AHT Subscriptions ................................................................................302 Al Mohamadia Arabian Stud ............................................................60, 61 Al Saqran Stud ................................................................................... 48-55 Al Zobair Stud ...................................................................................36, 37 Albaydaa .............................................................................................56, 57 Aljassimya Farm .........................................................................................5 Arabian Horse Celebration ......................................................................16 Arabian Stud Europe .............................................................................264 Arabians International .......................................................................30, 31 Argent Farms ..........................................................................................2, 3 Athbah Stud ................................................................................... 265-268 Avonlea Arabians ...........................................................................138, 139

C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. ...........................................................164, 165 Cochran, Judith & Suzanne.....................................................................98 Colonial Wood Training Center ...................................................138, 139 Conquest BR Partners LLC ..............................................................34, 35 Copple Show Horses ..................................................................... 236, 237 Crescent Creek Farms ............................................................................201

D Dazzo Arabians & Saddlebreds .....................................................178, 179

E Enzo Partners LLC................................................................................ BC Everitt, Jessica...........................................................................................97

F Fazenda Floresta ................................................................................. 69-80 Ferszt, John & Patty ...............................................................................101 Flood Show Horses ........................................................................150, 151 Franklin, Diane ......................................................................................152 Frierson Atkinson...................................................................................296 Fulkerson, Rebecca & Stephanie ...........................................................239

G Gallún Farms ...............................................................................34-37, BC GRK Farms LLC ...............................................................................10, 11

H Hansen, Tom & Leola ...........................................................................152 Hazlewood Arabians .................................................................... 304, IBC Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ................................................................................296 Hennessey Horse Partners LLC....................................................146, 147

I Il Paradiso Arabians ....................................................................... 269-271

J J.T. Keller Performance Horses...................................................... 134-139 Jade Creek Arabians ...................................................................... 232, 233

K Karho International ..........................................................16Karho II (256) Kiesner Training................................................................IFC, 1, 144, 145 Kim Morgan Arabians ...................................................................132, 133 King, Jacquelyn...................................................................................95, 96 Koch, Laura ................................................................................... 208, 209 Kraft Family ...........................................................................................104

L L&B Farms ................................................................................92-94, 100 Leo Arabians ................................................................................. 262, 263 Loftis, Eric & Michelle .................................................................132, 133

M Magnum Arabians..............................................................................58, 59 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ...................................................................296 McKee, Brian ...........................................................................................81 Midwest .......................................................................................... 7, 45-63 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders ............................................. 298, 299

O Oak Haven Arabians .........................................................................87-107 Oak Haven South Arabians LLC..................................... 90, 91, 102, 103 Oak Ridge Arabians ..................................... FC, 10-12OakRidge (26-28)

P Palmetto Arabians ......................................................................... 234, 235 Pay-Jay Arabians.....................................................................................297

Q Quarry Hill Farm ...................................................................................297

R R.O. Lervick Arabians ...........................................................................296 Racewood Equestrian Simulators ............................................................44 Rancho Sonado.......................................................................................238 Randy Sullivan Training Center............................................................231 Reed, Helen Lacey .........................................................................180, 181 Regency Cove Farm ..................................................................... 304, IBC Rick Gault Training ...............................................................................239 Rivero International .................................................................. 2, 3, 12, 13

S Sanders, Bert ................................................................................. 208, 209 Schwing, Jennifer .............................................................................. 88, 89 Setting Sun Stables ........................................................................ 210-213 Shada, Inc. ..............................................................................................8, 9 Show Season ...........................................................................................240 Siemon Stables ..........................................................................................81 Simpson, Lynn M. .................................................................................135 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians LLC ..............................................14, 15 Southern Oaks Farm .........................................................................IFC, 1 Stachowski Farm .............................................................................174-183 Starline Arabians ............................................................................144, 145 Stone Ridge Arabians.................................................................................7 Strand’s Arabian Stables ....................................................... 208, 209, 230 Strawberry Banks Farm .....................................................................32, 33 Sweden Arabian Stud Farm .............................................................. 62, 63

T The Brass Ring, Inc. ..............................................................................159 The Hat Lady .........................................................................................296 Trowbridge’s Ltd ............................................................................146, 147 Tutto Arabi ..................................................................................... 272-276

V Van Dyke, Les & Diane.........................................................................8, 9 Varian Arabians ........................................................................................29

W Westmoreland, Holly .............................................................................135 Whelihan Arabian Farm ................................................................152, 153 Wilkins Livestock Insurers ....................................................................297

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