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CSP Justa Winter Day—2008 H/A Half-Hackney C Mare (HS Justatemptation x Halsteadʼs Winter Day [Hackney]) Big-boned filly with a good stride. Sport horse.
CSP Danze ToThe Music—2009 PB Ch Gelding (Vegaz x Music Nthe Air [Afire Bey V]) Fancy and upright. This one will be dancing! CSP Wave On—2009 H/A Ch Gelding (Mamage x Callawayʼs Second Date [ASB by Callawayʼs Blue Norther]) Winner of the Jackpot weanling class at the 2009 NSHF. Awesome prospect! Rock N Roell—2009 H/A Ch Gelding (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself [CH Captive Spirit]) Full sibling to Elegant Expression and Extreme Expression--both national champion country pleasure horses. Vegaz Lights—2009 PB B Colt (Vegaz x Illuminati [Matoi]) Very pretty and very talented! Could be a superstar! Name Pending—2009 PB B Filly (Mamage x All Aglow SCR [AA Apollo Bey]) A bay Mamage filly is a rare find!
CSP Rockin Out— 2008 PB Blk Gelding (DS Mick Jagger x Mattatoska [Zodiac Matador]) Beautiful, upright, and good size. Outstanding show horse prospect. CSP Worthy Wager—2008 H/A Ch Mare (Vegaz x Worthyʼs Take A Bow [ASB by Worthy Son]) English/Country prospect. Sporty style and attitude. Golden Nugget SKF—2008 H/A Ch Gelding (Vegaz x Doubletrees Gold Accent [ASB by Fox Creek]) Good size and motion. MD New York Dancer—2008 H/A Blk Mare (Mamage x Dance With Desiera [ASB by Harlem Globetrotter & out of CH Town Dance by CH Yorktown]) Dam is full sister to CH Harlem Town. Magnificent pedigree! Royal Flush SKF—2008 H/A Ch Gelding (Vegaz x Hillcroft Princess Royal [ASB by Merchant Prince]) Very necky!
CGR Errosa In Motion—2007 PB B Mare (Baske Afire x Carly [A Major Fire]) Very Barbary-like with a Baske Afire neck.
Callawayʼs Second Date—2004 ASB Ch Mare (Callawayʼs Blue Norther x Callawayʼs Anticipation [The New York Times]) Her 2009 foal by Mamage won the Jackpot weanling class at last yearʼs NSHF. We have had this horse under saddle and she is very exciting. Currently in foal to Vegaz; foal NOT included.
CSP Mamages Music—2007 PB Ch Mare (Mamage x Music Nthe Air [Afire Bey V]) Very upright and pretty-faced filly with good motion. CSP Simply Iresistibl—2007 H/A Ch Mare (Mamage x Vanityʼs Gal [ASB by Evanʼs Captain Vanity]) 4 white socks. Extremely hooky neck. Full sibling to CSP James Dean. EXCELLENT USN Futurity prospect. Rare Temptation CSP—2007 H/A G Mare (A Temptation x Santanaʼs Rare Essence [ASB by Sultanʼs Santana]) Will be ready for the 2010 USN Futurity. Lots of potential! Temptress MIA—2007 PB G Mare (A Temptation x Firefly NA [Afire Bey V]) Dam was national champion English pleasure mare. Outstanding filly with outstanding pedigree!
MD New York Dancer
MS Electra Glide
Mats Fancy—1990 PB G Mare (Zodiac Matador x Flight-O-Fancy [Rezus]) Has great hocks and produces motion. Mattatoska—1992 PB G Mare (Zodiac Matador x Bint Mi Toska [Naborr]) Classic broodmare with classic pedigree. Great producer and beautiful! Music Nthe Air—2000 PB B Mare (Afire Bey V x Miss Wisdom [Wisdom]) Extremely upright. Tail female is same as Afires Heir. Full sibling to Scottsdale champion English Pleasure Jr. horse.
CSP Hot Tamale
Mizter President VA
MS Y II Chez
Apollogetic Lady—2006 H/A G Mare (AA Apollo Bey x Cedar Creek My Ridgefield Lady [ASB by Cedar Creek J.R.]) Broke to ride, just came back in the barn for training and doing great! Looks to be a very good country pleasure prospect. Great motion behind. Hasnʼt been shown yet. Berry Expressive—2004 H/A Blk Bay Gelding (IXL Noble Express x Im Berry Wild V [Huckleberry Bey]) Country/English style with round motion. Almost ready to show! BSF Shakira—2006 PB Ch Mare (SF Specs Shocwave x Elzeda [Alegro]) Beautiful, well-balanced filly possessing many qualities of superstar sire. Out of a national champion producing mare. Broke to ride. Excellent broodmare. Comic Strip—1999 H/A B Gelding (Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella [ASB by Sultanʼs Great Day]) NSH 2009 national champion equitation mount. Extremely sound. Has a great look that really sets off a rider. CSP Angelfire—2005 PB Dark Ch Mare (Afire Bey V x Barbarys Angel [Barbary]) 4 small whites and a star. Extreme hocks. Excellent prospect for the 2010 USN Maturity.
Kalico Lady—2004 H/A B Tobiano Mare (My Rocky Mountain High [ASB] x Selket Lilli May [Furno Khamal]) Big and halter pretty paint. Very high-headed. Just started in her performance training. Lifetime Thrill—2006 H/A Ch Gelding (Mamage x Prime Time Thrill [ASB]) Stylish hunter. Well started under saddle. Beautiful mover. Ready to start show career. Major Precision—2005 PB B Stallion (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation [LF Fifth Avenue]) Impressive show record! 2008 Canadian National Res. Champion Futurity Colt, IA Gold Star Champion Halter & Liberty. Full brother to National Champion Mare, Major Love Affair. Hasnʼt been shown yet under saddle, but in full bridle and ready to go. Midnite Confession—2006 H/A Dark Bay Gelding with star (Baske Afire x Super Flare [ASB by Super Supreme]) Country pleasure. Not shown yet. but has been used for amateur lessons. Level headed and beautiful. Mizter President VA—2004 PB Ch Gelding (MHR Nobility x Miz Margeaux V [Huckleberry Bey]) Country pleasure/ show hack. Region 11 Top Five Country Pleasure Jr. Horse. Beautiful!
CSP Hot Tamale—2003 H/A Blk Bay Mare (Mamage x The Vintage Rose [ASB by Night of Roses]) 4 white socks. 2010 Scottsdale 1st place and 2009 USN Top Ten H/A English Pleasure amateur. Very fancy!
MS Bud Light—2004 H/A Half-Hackney Ch Gelding (Electra Courage Sirius x Chez Mon Ami [Chez]) Very flashy with 4 white socks. Big trot, broke to drive. Heading to his first horse show!
Echellon—2005 H/A Ch Gelding (Mamage x Express Yourself [CH Captive Spirit]) Very sporty! Not been shown yet.
MS Electra Glide—2005 H/A Half-Hackney B Gelding (Hartzett Electra Sirius x Pro Baska [Promotion]) Lots of motion! Ready to show soon!
Ffireman—2002 PB B Gelding (Khaffire x Sweet Flame [Le Fire]) Country pleasure, show hack, equitation. 2008 Youth National Res. Champion Country Pleasure. Very upright and handsome!
MS Y II Chez—2000 H/A Half-Hackney G Gelding (Kingʼs Kat x Chez Mon Ami [Chez]) Lots of energy and motion. Exciting! Scottsdale and regional winner in H/A English Pleasure open division.
Focus Celebration—1997 PB B Gelding (MFA Celebrity x Focus Filigree [Prince Fanali]) Excellent and safe amateur mount. Shows in country and show hack. Very consistent. Could work for a very beginner rider. Halsteads Big Man—2004 H/A Half-Hackney G Gelding (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteadʼs Little Lady [Hackney]) Country pleasure. Big, strong and sensible. James Brown—2006 H/A Blk Bay Gelding (Mamage x Watch My Success [ASB by CH Captive Spirit]) Tall 16.3 hand awesome country pleasure horse making his debut in the show ring later this year. NSH national champion halter horse. Stunning! Justa Jigolo—2001 H/A B Gelding (Justafire DGL x Superiorʼs Jodie Lynn [ASB by Supreme Heir]) Big, beautiful. Scottsdale winner in country pleasure and driving. Regional champion in amateur driving and regional Top Five in H/A Country amateur. Ready for equitation!
Mystic Jazz—2002 PB Blk Bay Stallion (Pension x Mattess [Zodiac Matador]) Currently shows in country pleasure amateur. Keeps getting better and better. Very striking horse! Pheobes Asensation—2005 PB Ch Mare (A Temptation x Pheobe Afire [Afire Bey V]) Big and stretchy. Great pedigree! Very little training. Looks like her mother! Second Millennium—2004 PB B Mare (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP [Mamage]) 2008 USN Top Ten Country Pleasure Amateur. Super smooth, very easy to post, and very sound. Sofia Loren—2005 H/A B Mare (Revival [ASB] x CR Berry Brandy [Bayberrychask V]) Country pleasure. As a 4-year-old, was Region 11 Top Five H/A Country AAOTR 18-39 horse in large class, and only her 2nd show! Very sporty and a blast to ride! Walks great.
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Contents 1 Magnum Magnum Psyche—The Spirit Of The Red Horse … And The Man Who Loves Him by Mary Kirkman
2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Show—Biggest And Best Yet! by Linda White
A Day In The Life Of An Arabian Horse Trainer by Colleen Scott
Advances In Equine Reproduction by Linda White
Arabian Mares—Images Of Eternity by Linda White
A Conversation With AHA President Lance Walters by Mary Kirkman
Leaders Of The Times—GH Maryn by Colleen Scott
One Man’s Opinion—Thoughts On The State Of The Arabian Horse Industry, Part II by Bob Battaglia
Alexander Keene Richards—The Story Of Genius Undermined by Andrew K. Steen
In Memoriam: Claude Pacheco, D.V.M. (1945-2010) by Linda White
Trainer’s Tip by Thiago Sobral
The Arabian Horse In History—The Wahhabi Wars, Part III by Andrew K. Steen
On The Cover: Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle), owned by Haras Mayed. (See story on page 1 Magnum.) 4 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES
Amateur Access: The Mindful Rider by Jeﬀ Lovejoy
Comments From The Editor
Times For Amateurs by Keri Schenter
A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas
Calendar Of Events
Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles
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Comments From The Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Mike Villaseñor Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell
The Arabian Horse In History The other day I received a phone call from a subscriber, and she asked me, “Why do you call the historical articles ‘The Arabian Horse In History,’ when, in fact, they often have very little to do with Arabian horses?” I understood her point immediately, because it had been discussed previously here at the magazine. My answer to the subscriber was that I believe without the backdrop of events in history, there is no context in which to fit the development of the Arabian horse as we know it today. The study of history, complete with all its intrigues, carnage, discoveries, and inventions, gives us a reference point and an understanding in our own lives in which to ground the current events that shape our world today. It is no different with the Arabian horse, who as one of the world’s oldest breeds, has evolved through centuries of history. In this month’s issue, I want you to meet a man that played an important part in the history of the Arabian horse in the United States. The man’s name is Alexander Keene Richards, and he was the first individual from the western hemisphere to import purebred Arabian horses directly from the Bedouin tribes. This was no small feat back in his day, and it speaks to his passion for horse breeding and the Arabian horse.
Director of Interactive Bill Konkol © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 40, No. 11, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $75 two years, $105 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com
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To conclude, I want you to ask yourself these questions: Where and how did the Arabian horse cross your life’s path? How is your “history” created with the breed? The answers will no doubt be significant, and, I believe, will allow you to better understand and appreciate how the Arabian horse has woven its way into the tapestry of your life and into our collective history as Arabian horse enthusiasts.
Kevin N. Ludden Editor
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MD AQUARIUS (Aequus x Classically Yours) 2000 bay mare. One of the most thrilling park horses in the Arabian breed. Ready to take an amateur to a national championship. ENGLISH
INDEPENDENCE DAY HS (Afire Bey V x Nobel Fashion) 2003 bay gelding. Fancy country English pleasure horse. Suitable for the amateur rider. DA BOMBAY SAFIRE (Triften+/ x FM Tanzanite) 2006 grey gelding. National caliber English pleasure junior horse.
EMPEROR OF ANZA (Anza Padron x Empress Of Bask) 2006 chestnut stallion. By a national champion English pleasure horse and out of a national champion English pleasure and pleasure driving horse, this colt has all the talent to be a national English pleasure horse himself and the breeding to be a great sire. COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE SF BITTERSWEET (Afire Bey V x SF Sweet Elegance) 2003 chestnut mare. A beautiful mare with a pedigree to match, she will make an excellent broodmare or country English pleasure horse.
ROXBURY (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance) 1999 bay gelding. 2008 National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving and 2007 National Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure AOTR. Great minded and suitable for any rider. This horse has a big career ahead of him. BB NOBLE HEIR (MHR Nobility x Barbary Dancer) 2000 chestnut gelding. Outstanding country English pleasure horse for the youth or adult amateur rider.
MOMENTUM LOA (Millennium LOA x Baleek) 2002 bay gelding. Top Ten Country English Pleasure horse. Excellent adult amateur or youth horse.
AFIRE’S VICTOR (Afire Bey V x Vallejo Victorie) 2006 chestnut gelding. Young, exciting English prospect. Looks to be good minded enough for amateur with open potential. Ready to show in 2010. Scottsdale Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure Junior Horse.
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SF STICKER SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x She’s Real Bad) 2006
MARIOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Marjo) 2006 bay gelding. Big, handsome gelding. Would make an excellent equitation or amateur horse.
chestnut mare. National English pleasure potential. Well started. 2009 National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity.
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CMJ HOT MONICA (Monaco x Hot Flashez TSA) 2003 bay tobiano mare. Beautiful, flashy, extremely talented mare. 2008 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse. Ready to continue her career! HUNTER
VANDERBILT WP (Oran Van Bandy x Premiers Evening Starlight) 2002 grey gelding. Tall, beautiful, multi-champion hunter horse. Will be a national quality horse.
FIRE AWAY RJ (Baske Afire x Cara Me Away) 2004 bay gelding. 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Country Pleasure Junior Horse. Exceptional quality will make this one a standout in the country division—a top amateur horse. FS NOBLE DANCER (IXL Noble Express x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer) 2005 bay mare. Three months under saddle and will be a national caliber country English pleasure horse. Very suitable for the amateur rider.
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AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora) Colt, Arabian AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora) Colt, Arabian G Kallora, by El Ghazi, is dam of National Champions Ames Lora, Ames Jasmine and Reserve National Champion Matalora.
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2010 filly • Ever After NA x NNL Just A Heat
JUST AMAZING NA (below & facing page) 2010 filly • Ever After NA x NNL Just A Heat (Pictured with her friend Grace McNally.)
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"The best way to describe Fernando and Magnum is that they are soul mates! It is impossible to think of one without thinking of the other. They often say people are like their animals, and this is the case with Fernando and Magnum. Each is exceptionally gifted and a true pleasure to be around. They each give so much to the Arabian horse community—we would all be so lost without their influence!” —Barbara Chur
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by Mary Kirkman
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Magnum Psyche has been at the top of the Arabian game for so long that it is easy to view him as a sort of institution, something larger than life. fe. fe To his owner Fernando de de Santibanes, however, h hee iiss n not ot ot an institution. He is a fr Those ffriend. riieen nd d. T d. Th ho osse who have observed the relationship he rre ela lati tion o sh hip p between the globe-trotting Arabian ottttiin ng gA rabi ra abi b an an sstallion tall ta alllio ion ion with the list of national naal ch cchampionships ham mpi pion nsh hip ips an aand nd the th he Argentinean banker-turned-horseman, nod yes, tur un need d--h ho orrssem ors man, an, no an n od that th hat at y es, es the partnership has be been successful—but most een n ssuc uccceess ucce uc ssfu sfu ful— l— —b bu ut sa ssay ay it it iiss mo m ost st successful on the personal say, the ers rson onaal on al sside. iid dee.. IItt iss aapparent, ppaarren pp ren ent, ent t, tthey heey sa h ay, y, iin n tth he stallion’s attitude ass h hee re his owner, rrecognizes ecco oggn niz zess h i o is wner wn eerr, an aand nd re rreflected efl flec ecte ted ted in the serene warmth mth ho off Fe FFernando’s ern rnan ando do’ss fface aacce as as h hee welc w we welcomes ellccom omess Magnum’s overture. ee..
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“Magnum Psyche became the most important
By 1993, Fernando had put together a small herd and acquired the
stallion of the Arabian breed. He is an incredible
picturesque Haras Mayed, about an hour from Buenos Aires. As he
combination of conformation, pedigree and the
refitted the farm to suit the needs of his operation, he continued
ability to transmit these characteristics to his
to attend shows, solicit advice and broaden his knowledge of
foals. I remember when he was a yearling; I loved
Arabians. It was in those early years, on a trip to the Brazilian
him, but nobody could say then how he would
Nationals, that he met Americans David Boggs and Johnny
perform as a stallion. When Fernando bought
Downing, and struck up friendships that were the first step on the
him, I was happy, but worried about production—
road to Magnum.
but then, since the first foals, he showed that he was ‘the guy.’ I’m happy that we had more
“Fernando was different,” Johnny Downing recalls. “He had a
than 30 foals by him in our program in Brazil,
passion for what he was doing. One of his goals was to be a
and every time I go to the U.S. and Argentina,
breeder of Arabian horses, and he told us that right up front. He
I always find new foals that are incredible.
wanted to breed some of the finest horses in the world. We could
Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes are great
tell that he was passionate about it.”
breeders, and that’s another combination that makes the Arabian horse always better.” —Polé Levy
He remembers their early time together clearly. “My friendship with Fernando started right away because we share a mutual interest in art. When we visited him at his apartment in Buenos Aires, I realized he had some incredible Latin American art, some really esoteric pieces that probably a lot of people wouldn’t know about, but I knew all of the artists he was collecting. We formed a fast friendship based on our appreciation of art and Arabian horses, which we both see as art.”
“He was extremely kind, very much a gentleman, and very enthusiastic about the Arabian horse,” David Boggs recalls, adding that Fernando’s affinity for *Padron and the *Padron bloodlines gave them common ground immediately. “He really wanted to learn more about bloodlines and pedigrees; he loved the idea of having a breeding program in Argentina. We enjoyed each other’s company at the Brazilian Nationals, and discussed looking for some top quality broodmares. It was a great time for our paths to cross, because I knew where there were some great horses available. Together we put together a phenomenal collection.”
It was not long before Midwest was advising Fernando on the A Fancy Miracle
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development of his breeding program. “We had some of his horses
here in the U.S.,” David recalls. “His lead sire at the time was ZT
“It has been said that ‘there’s something
Sharello, who was Egyptian/Ansata-bred, and he was crossing
about the outside of a horse that is
him on Gainey and Spanish mares. Then his direction changed to
good for the inside of a man.’ It is very
*Padron and the Bey Shah line, and eventually we started looking
obviously true, when you watch Fernando
for that special colt or stallion.”
when Magnum is near.” —Bob Boggs
Meanwhile, on May 2, 1995, just outside Ocala, Fla., a chestnut colt by Padrons Psyche was born to the mare A Fancy Miracle, by *Sasaki. Bred by Jay and Lisa Havice, the youngster who would be Magnum Psyche showed class from the beginning. By May 1996, he had already changed hands three times—the third being to Midwest clients John and Tracey Benoit. David remembers standing on the rail at Region 12. “I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw Magnum,” he says. “I attached myself to the handler as he went back to the stalls, and fortunately I was in the front of a very long line of people that wanted to purchase the colt. We were able to do the negotiations and put it together within the day.”
Five months later, in Louisville, Ky., Magnum Psyche notched his first national title, claiming the U.S. National Championship in the Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colts class.
Scottsdale 1997 marked Magnum Psyche’s first connection with the Santibanes family, but it was not with Fernando. A teenaged Joaquin de Santibanes represented Haras Mayed that year, more or less “looked after” by Boggs and the Midwest staff. Joaquin was more than a kid on vacation, however; for a couple of years, he had been shoulder-to-shoulder with his father on the search for the right stallion to head their fledgling program. In February, watching as
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“Watching Fernando interact with Magnum
David Boggs not only trained Magnum Psyche but handled him
through the lens is quite magical. Studying
almost exclusively, Joaquin was astute enough to study the colt
Fernando, we watch his expression soften as
intently. Then he called home to his father and said, “I think we’ve
he gets close to Magnum. Then, if you watch
found our stallion.”
closely, you can almost see his breath match the breathing of Magnum, slow and steady,
Initially hesitant about buying a stallion prospect so young,
as if they communicate without words. The
Fernando finally succumbed to his son’s and David’s advice. “We’d
connection they have to each other is amazing
already looked at two or three national champion stallions that
to watch. The photo of Magnum and Fernando
were available,” David recalls, and adds that the stallions hadn’t
with head pressed to head is probably the
quite fit their requirements. “We were looking for the *Padron
closest we have come to capturing this
bloodline, a step back, and the correct individual. Magnum had
magical connection on film.”
the *Padron blood, and his conformation and type are as perfect as
—Victor and Lori Ricigliano
Fernando, Joaquin and I had ever seen.”
Purchasing the promising youngster did not prove to be easy, however, as the Benoits were not especially interested in selling. It tookk eeight to ight ig ht m on o nth ths an aand nd thre th hre ree tr tri ips to ip to tthe he U he nite ni ted St SStates Sta tat ates es b y Fe FFernando ern rnan ndo do took months three trips United by
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to get the deal done. During that time, the stallion bred his first
“Magnum and Fernando—consistency, strength,
mares. By the opening of 1998, Magnum, who was living full time
faith and the ability and challenge to plan for
at Midwest, was preparing to go back to the show ring and also
greatness. ‘To do the impossible you have to see
was seeing his first foal crop.
the invisible.’”—Roxann Hart
Everything could have changed at this pivotal time. Fernando de um m Santibanes could have taken Magnum home to Argentina to grow into thee herd sire he envisioned for Haras Mayed. But he didn’t. Coming 3, Magnum was poised to make his name—and for a variety of reasons, Fernando was ready to help him. The year 1998 put Magnum Psyche on the map, as he embarked on an h ambitious schedule, roaring through six shows. By the end of the year, h hee had annexed stallion championshipss at the Buckeye, Region 15, the Canadian Nationals (unanimous), and the U.S. Nationals, with David on the lead.
“Magnum is a modern stallion. Sometimes you see what a stallion has produced, and they are
“It didn’t take long for the rest of the world to see his quality,”
beautiful babies or 2-year-olds, but they don’t
Johnny Downing says. But in coming years, the news got even
turn out to be beautiful stallions and mares. With
better. “His babies won right away.”
Magnum, he produces great stallions and great mares. He has national champions on both sides—
“He was ahead of his time,” veterinarian Mario Zerlotti offers
mares and stallions—and that doesn’t happen
in describing Magnum’s particular appeal at the time. An equine
reproduction specialist, Zerlotti has worked with and observed
—Dr. Mario Zerlotti
many Magnum offspring through the years. “Fernando and David gave the opportunity to Magnum to show who he is—the great mares for him to breed, a great program behind him in advertising and promotion, and following the offspring so that they are shown and promoted the right way. A stallion needs to have a good owner; you need to understand how important all that support is.”
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One key to Magnum’s early and lasting success was
By the turn of the millennium, foals from Magnum
the quality of the broodmare herd assembled for him.
Psyche’s earliest crops were hitting the show ring.
“Fernando—Haras Mayed—purchased probably 30 or
Maggdalina, from the 1999 group, was U.S. National
40 horses through Midwest,” David says. “Today, he
Reserve Champion Yearling filly; in 2002, she went on to
owns more Bey Shah daughters than anyone in the
win both the U.S. and Canadian National Championships
world. Between 10 and 15 Bey Shah daughters were
for Futurity Fillies. That same year, Amelia B was U.S.
handpicked, one by one, and some of those produce
National Champion Yearling Filly and PA Magnanimous
the best Magnums. For instance, Shah Maali produced
was the Canadian National Champion Junior Stallion—
JJ Senor Magnum, who is now a leading sire of national
but they were just the heralds of what would be a tidal
champions in South America and an international
wave of national champions from Magnum Psyche. At
breeding horse as well. The combination of Magnum and
first they came in halter, and then over the years, titles
the Bey Shah daughters has been phenomenal.”
began arriving in performance, most notably western pleasure and the hunter division.
It became apparent early on that Magnum was important to Fernando on a deeper level than simply as a
In 2004, the stallion himself returned to the national
foundation of the Haras Mayed program. “It wasn’t long
spotlight. In an unprecedented move, Magnum Psyche
before I noticed that he loved Magnum,” David recalls.
was entered in the U.S. National Stallion Championship.
“He was in constant contact with me. Communication
“It wasn’t a decision taken lightly,” Boggs admits. “There
is very important to Fernando, and several times a
was a lot of discussion between Midwest and Fernando
week—sometimes many times a day—we’d touch base.
and Joaquin. But you have a lot of people coming into
He wanted to know how Magnum was doing, where
the industry each year, which is a blessing, and it had
we thought he should go next, what kind of mares we
been enough years since Magnum had won that a lot
thought he should breed. We discussed bloodlines and
of the new breeders had never seen him. We had a lot
how they would cross with Magnum, what opportunities
of interest in the Magnum bloodlines and breeding, and
were available. It’s really never stopped growing. His love
Fernando and I just felt that win, lose or draw, for people
for the horse and his admiration just continues.”
to see him, to feel the magic of Magnum Psyche, would
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do nothing but surge the breeding program and pay tribute to those
“I was not around for the Bey Shahs and the
foals that were already born. And I thought physically he looked
*Padrons, but in my opinion, Magnum Psyche
better than he ever had before.”
is unparalleled not only as a show horse, but as a sire.”—Lucky Lurken
That Magnum Psyche won his second title as U.S. National Champion Stallion was almost anticlimactic; his son Jaayd finished reserve to him, Maggdalina was named U.S. National Champion Junior Mare, Magnum Chall HVP was U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion, and the Magnum son Maximuss was U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt. In Half-Arabians, Rohara American Idol added the title of U.S. National Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt. There was no question: the Magnums had arrived.
In the years since, the awards have kept coming. Magnum Psyche is perennially the leading halter sire at Scottsdale, the U.S. and Canadian Nationals, and sometimes overall leading sire.
Even as his career in the United States was just gathering steam, Magnum initiated a presence in South America. In 1999, he went home with Fernando de Santibanes, and has spent part of the year— summer in the southern hemisphere—at Haras Mayed ever since. For Fernando, those are the sweetest times, the times he has only to walk outside to see his stallion.
“Fernando has a love for this horse, and the horse for him,” David says. “They go for walks when they are at the Scottsdale farm
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together. He’s not a trainer, so Magnum doesn’t have to do anything or be anything but himself with him. He’s very proud of Magnum; he respects Magnum and he honors Magnum. I think that he wants Magnum to be all that is possible, and this is why he allows the movement of the horse so many times when his personal level absolutely wouldn’t need that. If he could wear his pajamas out and feed carrots to his horse every morning, he’d live happily ever after. But he knows it’s the best for Magnum and it’s the best for the Magnum children and their future and the market of the Arabian horse.”
“When the horse is in Buenos Aires, if you visit Fernando, you see how he loves the horse,” Johnny Downing agrees. “He goes in his stall and gives him big bear hugs, and Magnum nuzzles him. There is really a personal involvement with the horse; this is not an Lyndsey Boggs
absentee owner. I think that’s really a testament to Fernando, because he loves them as animals and sees them really and truly as art. It was a perfect fit to have Magnum go to Fernando.”
“Fernando is a businessman and he’s been very successful all his life,” observes Lady Georgina Pelham, of Haras La Catalina in Argentina. She has been a friend of the Santibanes family since 1991, when they were new in the industry. “But money isn’t the only thing in life; it’s very important, and the good you can do with it is very important, but you have to have some passion in your life. Your heart has to be touched, apart from your family. A man like Fernando needs that outlet—having something that really makes him passionate. He can go and watch Magnum in the pasture, and be happy looking at him and realize he is happy.”
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"We have been richly blessed by Magnum and the Santibanes family. It is an awesome privilege to share our lives with this great horse, who despite his magnificence, is kind and gentle beyond measure. Magnum is always a gentleman. We can even put our four year old son, Jake on his back knowing he will be safe.
We deeply and profoundly appreciate the Santibanes family. We are grateful with all of our hearts for the trust they have placed in Davidâ€”who has been Magnum's partner in destiny's dance ... and the development of a dynasty." â€”Terry Anne Boggs
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That first year, Magnum Psyche announced his
a plan. I can’t tell you how many good things David did
presence in Argentina by winning its National Stallion
for Magnum Chall HVP, not only the showing, but the
Championship. Since then, his foals have regularly made
promotions and the timing. It’s a huge commitment.”
him leading sire at the show. Lurken says that from the beginning of his involvement “The reality is that Fernando and his family have done
with the Magnum family, he was aware of Fernando’s
for that horse what probably nobody else could ever do,”
devotion to the stallion. “The day I bought Magnum
says Lucky Lurken, who owns the Magnum Psyche son,
Chall HVP, Fernando came over and gave me a big hug
Magnum Chall HVP. “Coupled with David—David drove
and said, ‘this is a great day.’ I didn’t catch it, I guess,
the whole deal—you still have to have a good quality
when he told me, but as time has gone on, I’ve realized
horse, and Magnum Psyche is the best thing on four feet
that for me and my family, Fernando is so right.
I’ve ever seen.” “Fernando and Joaquin have been so supportive,” he When planning the career of Magnum Chall HVP, Lurken
continues. “We couldn’t have had it happen without all
admired the commitment and foresight that marked
of them. They’re just really great people. When Magnum
Magnum Psyche’s development. “Magnum Chall HVP is
Chall HVP was younger and we showed him, they
beautiful and I love him to death, but you have to have
would be there. They didn’t miss a thing. Even when
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Magnum Chall HVP wasn’t at Midwest, Fernando came to see him. Fernando is a quiet man, but he’s very intelligent, and I’ve never met anybody who is behind the horses the way he is.”
Johnny Downing tells a story that illustrates the strength of Fernando’s attachment to Magnum Psyche. “Maybe a year or two after Fernando purchased him, there was a buyer for Magnum,” he says. “They were offering a lot of money. It would have been a lot of money in commission for David and for me, but even we agreed that Fernando shouldn’t sell the horse. I think all of us knew then that Magnum was really an incredible horse, and it was such a perfect fit for Fernando to have him.”
With his dual citizenship, Magnum has had a significant impact not only in the United States and Canada, but also the South American Arabian scene. His foals are present for the ribbons routinely at the national championship shows, and populate the herds of the leading breeders. And as the years have gone by, his sons and daughters have extended his influence to Europe and the Middle East as well.
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“The thing that has made Fernando a success in
“Nobody could have imagined the impact and how profound it
the horse business—apart from being who he is,
would be with Magnum until he got under way,” David says. “He
the kind of person he is, and the study he’s put
was absolutely the most beautiful yearling colt I had ever seen,
into it—is this absolutely enormous love he has for
and a great show horse, but that didn’t necessarily mean that he
Magnum Psyche. It’s wonderful to see. I’ve been
was going to be a great sire. Rarely are the two combined. But he
in the business 44 years, and I have very special
turned out to be—I think today he is the leading living sire in the
horses who I would never dream of selling and
world, with more than 1,200 foals—the leading import and export
who are close to my heart. I think that goes for
sire of horses into and out of the United States. So the blood of
Magnum is used all around the world.” —Lady Georgina Pelham
“He’s the kind of horse who changes the Arabian business in the whole world,” Mario Zerlotti affirms. “To me, he’s an icon for the industry—he and the stallions he has produced. If you look over the world in every country, there is a son that is a major stallion, like Magnum Chall HVP, JJ Senor Magnum, WH Justice, JJ Magnum Gold, Justify, and others. He has sons producing great stallions in South America, the Middle East and Europe. It’s not just what he is producing, but what his offspring are producing now too.”
As he ages, Magnum is still going strong. In 2009, in another nearly unprecedented move, he returned to competition at Scottsdale. “It was really the last jewel in his crown,” David Boggs explains. “He had never shown at Scottsdale. He resides in Scottsdale half of the year; between going to Argentina and flying back to Scottsdale, he would have been there for the presentation and breeding, so there wasn’t a lot of stress on the horse.”
At the age of 14, Magnum Psyche was named Supreme Champion of Scottsdale. “He’s as perfect now as he ever was as a yearling or a 2-year-old,” says David. “He could show whenever he wanted. At Scottsdale, the response from people was overwhelming.”
“I saw him the first time at David’s when he was a yearling in the stall, and he was beautiful that day,” Lucky Lurken remembers. “The last day I saw him was at Scottsdale when David showed him, and he was the best I’ve ever seen him—he took my breath
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"I have loved Magnum since the first moment I laid eyes on him, and I have loved Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes since the day I met them. All the words I've had the honor of writing in regard to Magnum and his friends fall short. I simply can't find enough superlatives to describe the unique perfection that IS Magnum—nor can I express the beauty of spirit possessed by his people, the father and son who love him. Thank you Fernando, thank you Joaquin, thank you David. It has been a great blessing and a great joy to journey beside the "Family Magnum" along destiny's road." — Jo West Lauter aka JL Hardesty, author of The Lost Legend Trilogy
away. The curious thing is that Magnum Chall HVP is the same way. We bought him at 8 months old and he was 9 recently. He looks better today than he did when he was 3. It’s amazing.”
“I think longevity is very strong in the Magnum horses,” David agrees. “They start as refined youngsters, almost a bit too feminine—even some of the colts—but as they mature, they maintain that refinement. These older stallions look magnificent.”
And every year, more Magnum youngsters arrive to ascend the ranks. “In terms of market, the Magnum Psyche foals have dominated throughout the years,” David notes. “They really have been the trendsetters of what some of the best horses have been marketed for. They have been internationally received by new breeders and entrepreneurs, so there is a solid foundation that surrounds Magnum and the marketing program. It has been a great union between Haras Mayed and Midwest.”
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“Magnum is a horse that was created to bring joy and happiness to the hearts of Arabian enthusiasts and aficionados … a being that the good Lord above spent a lot more time on. Magnum and Fernando were meant to be together, and with the entourage headed by David Boggs, Fernando has allowed Magnum to become all he can be. Thousands of tests from now, his name will still ring and never be forgotten. What Magnum has done for the Arabian breed, no words can truly describe.”—Travis Rice
As time has passed, Fernando has expressed his support for Magnum in his support for the breed as a whole. “He’s an ambassador for the Arabian horse business and he wants to help the market any way he can,” says David. “He’s been there worldwide to donate breedings to charities and different functions, and he’s nominated the horse for almost every program that has been. The birth of the Magnum
“Throughout the history of the Arabian horse,
Psyche Futurity is a good example. It’s been completely financed by
it has been proven that it takes a stallion with
Fernando, and we’ve given away hundreds of thousands of dollars
incredible type, conformation and genetics to
to the owners and breeders of Magnum foals. It’s a way to support
become a great sire. It is also proven that without
and say thank you to the people who have supported Magnum and
a benevolent and dedicated owner, a stallion will
use him in their breeding program. Fernando’s helped out whenever he could, and he and Magnum have done it together. It’s a love affair you have to see.”
never achieve his ultimate potential or his ultimate place in history. The Arabian breed is blessed to have this great combination in multi-international champion and leading sire Magnum Psyche, and owner/breeders Fernando and Joaquin de
“Fernando and Magnum—it’s like Magnum is a member of his family,” Lucky Lurken reflects. “They’re like one; you don’t even think of Magnum without Fernando.” ■
Santibanes. “Fernando and Joaquin’s foresight, breeding prowess, dedication, friendship and love for everyone in the Arabian breed have allowed Magnum to achieve the honor of being the Arabian breed’s greatest sire—at the youngest age ever for a stallion. Their dream has been accomplished, and now fuels the hearts and souls of Arabian breeders around the world, allowing them to also produce their own champions through Magnum. “Fernando and Joaquin, with their friend David Boggs, who is like family to them, have created an Arabian icon that will last forever and never to be equaled: Magnum Psyche!” —Walter Mishek
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UNIT E D S TAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON STA L L I ON C AN AD IAN N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON STA L L I ON B R AZ ILI A N N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON
MAGNUM CHALL Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP ~ 2001 Stallion
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CHALLS ANGEL Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS
2009 & 2010 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Filly 2009 Arabian Breeders World Cup Champion Yearling Filly 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Junior Mare Owned by Pegasus Arabians
Contact Sandro Pinha ~ 480-226-0001 Sandro@sandropinha.com www.ArabiansInternational.com
LUCKY & RAEGEN LURKEN Rochester, Minnesota
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T H E C H A M P I ON M A K E R
Bettina MP (WH Justice x Om El Belinda Estopa) 2010 Arabian Breeders Cup Yearling Filly Bronze Supreme Champion
Bess Faâ€™Izah (WH Justice x Sharon El Kendal) 2009 Dubai Senior Champion Female 2006 World Junior Champion Female
FM Gloriaa (WH Justice x Psity Of Angels) 2009 All Nations Cup Junior Champion Filly 2009 World Junior Reserve Champion Female
Panarea By Palawan (WH Justice x Palawan) 2006 World Junior Reserve Champion Female
Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea ~ 1999 9S Stallion ta allllilio ion
Sire of World, European, All Nations Cup, p , Mi M Midd Middle i dd ddle d le le E East, ass t, t, p ioo nnss International and National Champions
EQUID SYSTEM LTD. Thierry, Catherine & Thomas Kerjean ~ Villa Gu G Guardia uar ard dia (C di ((CO), CO) O), Ital O) IItaly It tally
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UN IT E D S TAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON STA L L I ON
C AN AD IAN N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON STA L L I ON
Magnum Psyche x Halana ~ 2000 Stallion
Two-Time United States National Champion Senior Stallion Canadian National Champion Junior Stallion
RANCHO LAS POTRANCAS Felix Cantu ~ Mexico City, Mexico United States contact: Johnny Downing ~ email@example.com ~ 480-200-7618
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Magnum Psyche x Zolina ~ 1999 Mare
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SIX-T IME N ATI O N A L CH A MPI ON MA RE P R ODUC I N G N ATI O N A L CH A MPI ON S !
MAGGDALENE Magnum Psyche x Maggdalina
Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly Bred by Misheks Arabians Congratulations to new owner Israa Waleed Giuma
MAGGDAL SHAKKAB Marwan Al Shaqab x Maggdalina
Canadian National Champion Futurity Gelding Owned by Don Manuel Farms Bred by Misheks Arabians
Maggdalina is in foal to WH Justice for 2010
Strawberry Strawberr r
Barbara B Ba rb rbar bar ara Chu Ch Chur hur ur ~ East Aurora, New York www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com www S ww
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F OU R-T I M E U N I T E D STAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A MP I ON & C A N A D I A N N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON
LA ESTRELLA Magnum Ma M aggn agn num mP Psyche syych h x WA Marlaina Lee ~ 1999 Mare
Brazilian Br B raz a illiaan N National Champion Mare Dam Daam off Scottsdale Champion Filly D
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S E V E N- T IM E N AT I ON A L RE SE RV E C H A M P I ON M AR E UN I T E D STAT E S A N D C A N A D A
Magnum Ma M aggn agn num um P Psyche syych h x Bey Cherie Amore ~ 2000 Mare
In ffoal In oal oa al too D Daa V Vi Vinci inci ncci F FM and Ajman Moniscione for 2011
LUTETIA ARABIANS Gerald Kurtz ~ Stud Manager ~ tel: +33 625 64 85 75 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 29
TALEED EL QARDABIYAH Magnum Psyche x Jamaara FA
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S C O T T SD A L E C H A M P I ON
TALEED EL QARDABIYAH Magnum Psyche x Jamaara FA ~ 2005 Mare
Scottsdale Champion Five-Year-Old Mare with David Boggs
Mme. Israa Waleed Giuma Ben Zaied Notre Dame Decenily, France
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UNITE D STATE S RE SE RV E NATIONAL C H AMP ION
Magnum Psyche x Bey Serenade SF ~ 2001 Mare
To be presented by David Boggs at the 2010 Brazilian Nationals
HARAS JM José Alves Filho ~ Maisa Tucci Alves Rua Oquirá, 325 - São Paulo - Brazil CEP 05467-030 (55-11) 3255-9959 / 3021 2147 ~ (55-19) 3879-2964 / 3879-1002 7729-0672 nextel ~ firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com ~ www.harasjm.com.br
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UN IT E D S TAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON
WE S T E R N PL E A SU RE J U N I OR H ORSE
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MIDNIGHT MAGNUM Magnum Psyche x Pele Bey ~ 2001 Stallion
United States National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity Sire of National Champions
SANDWOOD FARM Dick & Bradley Jenkins ~ Powhatan, Virginia Contact: GARLANDS ~ 804-598-3657 ~ www.TommyGarland.com
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BR A Z I L I AN NATI ONAL C HAM P I ON
Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal ~ 2003 Stallion
Region 12 Champion Stallion Leading Juvenile Sire
OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Don & Janey Morse ~ Freeport, Illinois M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 37
WO N D E R D OW N U N D E R â€” T H E M AGNUM P SY C H E I N F L U E N C E AT M U L AWA
MAGNUM FORTY FOUR Magnum Psyche x WH Nashahna, by Bey Shah
Australian East Coast & National Stud Show Champion
WWW W.M MIDWEST IDWEST TAR RABIAN ABIAN.COM
United States and Canadian National Reserve Champion AAOTH Sire of numerous Australian and International Champions
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MULAWA KARISMAA Magnum Psyche x Karmaa, by Kaborr
Australian National Champion Yearling Filly
B R E E D ING W ORL D C L A SS A RA B I A N S
BECAUSE Magnum Forty Four x Befame, by Fame Maker R
Australian East Coast Champion Stallion Australian Champion Yearling Colt Australian Reserve Champion Junior Stallion
PARADA Magnum Forty Four x Presence, by GLF Apollo
Australian, East Coast & National Stud Show Champion Junior Mare Australian Triple Crown winner Undefeated & Unanimous on every occasion in the last show season.
MULAWA ARABIAN STUD Greg & Julie Farrell ~ Jane Farrell ~ Berrilee, NSW Australia firstname.lastname@example.org ~ +61 412 517 188 www.mulawaarabians.com.au M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 39
The consistent cross with Magnum Psyche ... Ames Mirage, by Brass
UNITED S TAT E S N AT IO N A L C H A M P I ON
Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
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CANADIAN N AT T IO I O NA N A L C H A M P I ON ON
AMES IMAGE Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
Congratulations to Fernando de Santibanes on the great success of International Champion and leading sire, Magnum Psyche. Pictured with 2009 filly, Olympiaa (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage)
CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family ~ Jordan, Minnesota ~ 952-492-6590 M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 41
XANTHUSS Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
Regional Champion Iowa Gold Star Champion
MAGNUM SHOWCASE CRF Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
DIVINE DESTINEE GA Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage
National Top Ten Iowa Gold Star Champion
CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family ~ Jordan, Minnesota ~ 952-492-6590
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OFFER I NG TWO 2010 FUL L -S I S TER S B Y M AGNUM P S YCHE OUT OF AM ES M I RAGE .
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UNIT E D S TAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON A N D
CAN AD IAN N AT IO NA L C H A M P I ON F U T U RI T Y F I L LY
Magnum Psyche x BHF Dark Angel ~ 2003 Mare
In foal to Da Vinci FM for 2010 via embryo transfer
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker ~ Morris, Illinois
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T WO - T IM E UN IT E D STAT E S N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON AND C AN AD IAN N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON H A L F -A RA BI AN
Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy ~ 2006 Mare
In foal to Da Vinci FM for 2010 via embryo transfer
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker ~ Morris, Illinois M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 45
CAN AD IAN N AT IO N A L RE SE RV E C H A M P I ON M A RE
MAGNUM JULEP Magnum Psyche x Beyon Fire ~ 2002 Mare
In foal to Da Vinci FM for 2010
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UNIT E D S TAT E S N AT I ON A L RE SE RV E C H A M P I ON MAR E
CROWN JEWEL Magnum Psyche x Crown Victoria ~ 1999 Mare
In foal to Da Vinci FM for 2010
GEMINI ACRES Jim & Sally Bedeker ~ Morris, Illinois M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 47
Magnum Psyche x S Justatinkerbell ~ 2004 Stallion
2009 Punta del Este, Expo Outo単o and Expo Prado Champion Stallion and Grand Champion Region 14 Champion Stallion United States National Top Ten Futurity Colt
HARAS LOS PALMARES Punta Deleste, Uruguay ~ www.HarasLosPalmares.com.uy
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2008 B R AZ I L I A N N AT I ON A L C H A M P I ON Y OU N G STA L L I ON
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BR A Z I L I AN NATI ONAL C HAM P I ON
VAN SIRENA Magnum Psyche x Malika Van Ryad, by Ryad El Jamaal
Two-Time Brazilian National Champion
HARAS VANGUARDA FÁBIO DINIZ DE ÁVILA ~ CAMPINAS (SP) BRAZIL ~ FCORRESP@SUPERIG.COM.BR
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THE MAGIC CROSS OF M A G N U M P S Y C H E A N D RYA D E L J A M A A L
WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT HARAS VANGUARDA AND SEE THE INCREDIBLE ARABIANS AVAILABLE. WWW.HARASVANGUARDA.COM
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C HAM P I ON
Magnum Psyche x OFW Heaven Sent ~ 2004 Mare
“Magnum and Fernando—consistency, strength, faith and the ability and challenge to plan for greatness. ‘To do the impossible you have to see the invisible.’” —Roxann Hart
ROHARA ARABIANS Owner R. Kirk Landon Karl & Roxann Hart ~ Orange Lake, Florida 352-591-4661 ~ email@example.com ~ www.Rohara.com
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I N T E R NATI ONAL C HAM P I ON
*CALIBER H Magnum Psyche x Shahnas Julle H ~ 2007 Stallion
2010 Nuestros Caballos, Buenos Aires, Unanimous Champion Senior Colt 2009 Palermo Show, Buenos Aires, Reserve Grand Champion Stallion 2009 Rio, Reserve Grand Champion Stallion 2008 Region 12 Champion Yearling Colt LONGUINI HORSE TRAINING ~ RINALDO LONGUINI LONGUINIHT@YAHOO.COM.BR ~ WWW.LONGUINIHT.COM.BR
HARAS LA CATALINA Georgina Pelham ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 53
U N I T E D STAT E S NATI ONAL C HAM P I ON FI L LY
AMELIA B Magnum Psyche x Amety B ~ 2001 Mare
Dam of National Champions
Owned by LAZY B ARABIANS Managed by O'NEILL ARABIANS LLC Rory & Sue O'Neill ~ Cave Creek, Arizona Mobile: 602-821-8220 ~ www.OneillArabians.com
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C AN AD IAN N AT I ON A L RE SE RV E C H A M P I ON
Magnum Ma M agn gnum mP Psyche sycch sy h x Mona Lisa V ~ 1999 Stallion
Canadian Ca Cana anaaddiian an N National a iioonnaal Re at R Reserve ese Champion Western Pleasure Open U Un nit ited eedd S taate tes Na N United States National Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by TBBG, LLC ~ Omaha, Nebraska 59 92 23 23 Contact: Linda Brown GEM ARABIANS 402-426-2882 ~ 402-672-5923 firstname.lastname@example.org ~ www.prairiegemstables.com M AY 2010 | MAGNUM HALL OF FAME 55
NATIONAL CHAMPION JJ SEﾃ前R MAGNUM
NATIONAL CHAMPION JJ APHARINA NATIONAL CHAMPION JJ ELBRONZ HARAS MAYED Fernando & Joaquin de Santibanes ~ Buenos Aires, Argentina www.HarasMayed.com
Thank you to everyone around the world for your support, guidance and especially, your friendship. â€” Fernando
YOU CAN HEAR THE ROAR OF THE CROWD ...
YOU CAN FEEL THE ROAR OF THE CROWD ...
NEXT MONTH, YOU CAN SEE IT!
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Owned by: THE ENCORE SELECT GROUP Standing at: Cedar Ridge Arabians Contact Mike Brennan, breeding manager 952-492-6590 • www.Cedar-Ridge.com M AY 2010 | 91
Congratulations on a successful 2010 Las Vegas World Cup Horse Show!
EL CHALL WR (Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair) AHBA World Cup Gold, Supreme Champion Junior Stallion Marketed through & presented by G.A.T. • Owned by North Arabians
RODOLFO GUZZO Rodolfo Guzzo Brasil: +55 (19) 8139 9739 USA: +1 (619) 200 6464 E-mail: email@example.com
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RD MARCIENA (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche) AHBA World Cup Gold, Supreme Champion Yearling Filly Marketed through & presented by G.A.T. • Owned by Haras Boa Vista
S H A E L D R E A M D E S E RT Sire of International Champions including Felicia RLC Marketed through G.A.T. — special thanks to co-agent Jeff Sloan. Owned by Freeland Farms Sire of:
FELICIA RLC (Shael Dream Desert x Camelia K) AHBA World Cup Gold, Supreme Champion Junior Mare Marketed through G.A.T. • Owned by Ajman Stud
EVER AFTER NA
(*Sir Fames HBV x Entaicying NA) AHBA World Cup Bronze, Supreme Champion Senior Stallion Presented by G.A.T. • Bred & owned by North Arabians
(Ever After NA x Midnight Pashahn) AHBA World Cup Bronze, Supreme Champion Yearling Colt Presented by G.A.T. • Bred & owned by Southwest Arabians M AY 2010 | 93
QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche
with Rodolfo Guzzo
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Thank you to breeders Shirley & Murray Popplewell and Claudinei Machado of Rae-Dawn Arabians, for the opportunity to own RD Marciena. Also, thanks goes to Sandro Pinha of Arabians International and Rodolfo Guzzo for their support, care and presentation of this beautiful filly.
firstname.lastname@example.org Proudly owned By Haras Boa Vista, SP Brazil Luciano Cury â€˘ Mobile +55 11 96321595
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Ever After NA x Midnight Pashahn
with Rodolfo Guzzo
Proudly bred & owned by Southwest Arabians Greg & Veronica Cowdrey 602-793-3364 â€˘ 602-741-3364 email@example.com www.SouthwestArabians.com Presented by:
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TRJ (Eden C x TR Copperclassique)
2010 Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt AAOTH with Ross Danielson
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Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Top Ten Yearling Colt with Gary McDonald
Arabian Breeders World Cup 1st Place Junior Colt ATH with Ross Danielson
2010 Arabian World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Colt ATH
6835 East Peak View Road Scottsdale, Arizona 85266 Gary McDonald 602-692-3204 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Holly McDonald 480-329-0737 www.mcdonaldarabians.com
Ross, Terri, and Jonathan Danielson 3616 20th St. N.E • Buffalo, MN 55313 Home 763-682-6399 Terri’s Cell 612-247-9842 Ross’ Cell 612-709-0121 E-mail: email@example.com
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Arabian Breeders World Cup Showâ€” Biggest And Best Yet! Written by Linda White Photos by Glenn Jacobs
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When the Arabian Horse Breeders’ Alliance (AHBA) created the World Cup, their hope was that the show would become prestigious, and that it would attract competitors from all over the world. When the 2010 event drew to a close, all lingering doubts disappeared. In only four years, those expectations exceeded the ABHA’s most fervent hopes. Increasing numbers of the world’s ﬁnest horses—mature stallions and mares, junior colts and ﬁ llies, and geldings—ﬁ ll class after class at this elegant desert locale, brought there by internationally prominent exhibitors to compete for prizes exceeding $80,000. “We had more than 250 horses and over 300 class entries!” says a jubilant Robert North, who manages the AHBA Auction Futurities. North is an original AHBA board member. “The Salon du Cheval gets 80 to 100 horses, and the All Nations Cup in Aachen, Germany, attracts about the same number,” he estimates. “That would make the World Cup the largest show of its kind in the world.” The World Cup competition features only halter classes.
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“This was our most successful show ever,” notes Scott Benjamin, the World Cup’s Center Ring Coordinator. “We had more than 400 people at Thursday night’s gala! The party gave people a chance to put competition aside for an evening. The club was fantastic and had a terrace from which we could see the spectacular Las Vegas skyline. The city is a terriﬁc venue, and everyone had a great time.” “This isn’t just another horse show; it’s an event,” agrees AHBA board member Scott Bailey. “We all enjoyed the gala’s new venue, Club XS, at the Encore. The club was glamorous and sophisticated—a perfect setting for our exhibitors.” “Also, we were a little more innovative this year,” states Benjamin. “We expanded our categories to include yearling, junior and senior championships, plus a full top ten in every class. This sent a lot more people home happy. This year’s supreme championship awards were gold, silver and bronze, like the Olympics: gold for champion, silver
for reserve champion, and bronze for third place. It was a risk, but it turned out very well.” Member Phyllis La Malfa, who cuts the show’s checks, refers to colleague Scott Benjamin as “our man in center ring,” whose role necessitates that he be present for all sessions. He and La Malfa are just two of the many dedicated ABHA members who work tirelessly throughout the year.
“Our system diﬀers from the traditional European judging system in that we give separate scores for head, and for neck and shoulder,” North continues. “Th is creates one extra category, but it adds to this system’s appeal, we believe. For example, with head and neck/ shoulder scored together, as in the European system, a horse could have a beautiful head, but not much of a neck, or a gorgeous neck and shoulder, but a very plain head … and still be given a high score. The World Cup’s system of separating head score from neck/shoulder provides a more accurate evaluation of two important conformation points.” Class scores in each age group qualiﬁed the highest-scoring entrants to compete in their various World Cup supreme championships. In Sunday’s supreme championships,
Photo by April Visel.
The Arabian Breeders World Cup Scoring System was an instant success. In this international system, six judges award points in six categories. Each year, the six-judge panel has represented the most distinguished candidates. Knowledge, experience and integrity are universal among them, enabling the World Cup to maintain an honest image and standards that are acknowledged as the highest possible. Th is fair, unbiased judging protocol has generated almost no disagreements, show oﬃcials have reported each year. Clearly, the system has borne the
scrutiny of its global patronage, and has been approved. Lists of horses competing and countries represented have grown steadily.
Judges: Debby Cain, Corky Sutton, Marianne Tengstedt (center), Murilo Kammer, Marie-Louise Van Wyk and Peter Pond.
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however, the horses were judged comparatively, as they are in show halter championship classes in Europe and most other countries, excepting most USEF-recognized United States Arabian halter competitions. The class was lined up in two rows. Selecting the gold, or ﬁrst place, champion from the front row was mandatory, but the silver (second place,) bronze (third place) and the top ten winners could be pulled out from either row. “We tried to give out more prizes, and deservedly so,” Benjamin explains. “We sent many more people home happy, this year. We give out very nice garlands, trophies, ribbons, and other awards. Most of our exhibitors tell us that this is the best, most elegant horse show they attend, and that the World Cup is their favorite, or second-favorite, ranking next to the Salon du Cheval.” “Our champion yearlings and our 2010 junior champion stallion were U.S.-bred, but all the other champions came from Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Poland, and Belgium. The Arabians that competed here in 2010 were owned or bred by people in 19 diﬀerent countries—countries from every continent except Antarctica!” he marvels. “Those countries included Poland, Germany, the United Arab Republic, England, Qatar, Argentina, Australia, Belgium and many others. Our judges are to be commended, because the quality was very deep; these were the best horses from around the world. It was gratifying and exciting to see entries scored and placed with no hint of bias or favoritism.” “From an owner’s perspective,” states Scott Bailey, “the show oﬀers purebred breeders and owners an elegant venue—a world-class event. The World Cup is an excellent opportunity to showcase their horses and breeding programs in a high quality setting.” “We were a little concerned that this year’s entries would reﬂect the current world economic climate,” says North, “but it appears that our break-even to small-proﬁt position is continuing. When we ﬁrst began planning this, probably six years ago, the original board members contributed to a startup fund to put on the ﬁrst World Cup. It is very expensive to put on an event like this, in an expensive location like Las Vegas,” he reminds us, “but our revenues have been substantial enough that we will be around another year.
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Lisa Niemi accepting the 2010 World Cup Ambassador Award.
“We pick judges from all over the world,” he continues. “We select professional judges and breeders, rather than trainers. Th is creates no pressure, and no hint of bias or favoritism. Each July, the nine-member board selects the next year’s judges. We have a complicated balloting system, and because our board members come from all over the world, the process doesn’t happen quickly. Selecting judges is a careful, lengthy process, and may take three or four weeks.” In the six years since its formation, he adds, only one original member no longer serves on the AHBA Board. The group has grown larger, however, with several new members added. Board members serve two-year terms. Conﬁdence in the show’s judging method has increased every year. (Rumor has it that even in Europe, replacing the existing system with the AHBA World Cup’s has been mentioned.) The 2010 judges ﬂew into Las Vegas from ﬁve of the world’s seven continents. This esteemed international assemblage included: Debby Cain and Corky Sutton, both of the United States; Brazil’s Murilo Kammer; Peter Pond from Australia; Marianne Tengstedt of Denmark; and Marie-Louise Van Wyk from South Africa. There is seldom argument over such authoritative, international judges’ decisions, which only adds to the young show’s stature and credibility.
Bob North points out that the show is constantly evolving. After each year’s event, the board collectively evaluates, listens to recommendations, and makes changes that will help make the World Cup even better the following year. The 2010 assessment has already begun. The World Cup is solidifying into a unique, ﬁrst-class Arabian horse showcase. For four days in April, this breed’s unrivaled beauty, tremendous character, versatility, and athleticism shine brilliantly in the desert sun. Audiences both familiar and unfamiliar with equines discover that the purebred Arabian horses they are enjoying far outshine any casino’s glittering temptations. “Our goal has been to bring breeders and owners from around the world together at a positive, fun, exciting, glamorous competition with a well-earned reputation for fairness and integrity,” says Scott Bailey, summing up his own assessment of the event. “We have succeeded in reaching—even exceeding—that goal, which is probably the World Cup’s most important achievement.” Next year, plan to make your Las Vegas trip the third week of April to get in on the World Cup’s ﬁfth anniversary celebration. Move over, Manhattan! The minute they set foot in Las Vegas, World Cup visitors and participants realize (or already knew) that this, too, is a city that never sleeps. ■
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Futurity Yearling Filly ATH Championship
Champion Donna Psyche NA (Padrons Psyche x Donna Fantastykah RB), shown by Michael Bills for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
Reserve Champion Estancia W (MPA Giovanni x Gianna J), shown by Stuart Vesty for owner Anna Wiechmann.
Futurity Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Championship
Champion Ucello J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), shown by co-owner Indira VanHandel for co-owner Lawrence Jerome.
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Reserve Champion Paladin LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Leslie Lurken.
Mare/Filly ATH Championship
Silver Supreme Champion Om El Excella (Al Lahab GASB x Omel Bint Shaina), shown by Janina Merz for owner Om El Arab International.
Gold Supreme Champion So Adiva (QR Marc x LC Gabriele), shown by owner Mark Browning.
Bronze Supreme Champion Shai Laurel (Simeon Shai x Avjem Primavera), shown by Cindy Morgan for owner B. Ann Wilder.
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Stallion/Colt ATH Championship
Silver Supreme Champion TRJ Ethan (Eden C x TR Copperclassique), shown by owner Ross Danielson.
Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 4 Years Old winner Om El Al Azeem (Al Lahab GASB x Om El Beneera), shown by Janina Merz for owner Om El Arab International.
Bronze Supreme Champion Troubadour PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Secret), shown by Dean Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians. 108 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES
Gelding ATH Championship
Silver Supreme Champion H Aiden H (Eden C x Suzanna MPA), shown by Jaime Stachler for owner Elite Arabian Horses International. Gold Supreme Champion For The Record KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), shown by owner Angela Larson.
Gelding Supreme Championship
Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Gelding 3 & Under winner RD Nevaska (Nevada TBA x RD Jada Bey), shown by Claudinei Machado for owner Barrie Padgham.
Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Gelding 4 & Older winner For The Record KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), shown by Jordon Simons for owner Angela Larson.
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Champion RSA Troublesome (Sirius Trouble x TF Psyches Angel), shown by Ted Carson for owner Jeana Karlovich. M AY 2010 | 109
Yearling Filly Supreme Championship Saadiya CA ( Justify x Lady Zoe Hadidi), shown by Frank Sponle for owner Daneisha Brazzle.
Love Sweet Love (Ever After NA x Sweet Psyrrender), shown by Sandro Pinha for Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Filly Of 2009 ( January-March) winner Kharalisa BPA (Khadraj NA x Rhapsody In Gold), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Timestone Arabians LLC. Psolitaire (Pstrategy x LV Markelle), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Belvedere Farm LLC.
Ensemble DDA (Eden C x Angelina Showlee), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Carolyn Steppe.
Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Filly Of 2009 (March-April) winner RD Marciena (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Luciano Cury.
DM Endless Romance (DA Valentino x TC Padron Batiste), shown by Claudinei Machado for owners Murray & Shirley Popplewell.
Miss Ali Anna SWF (WH Justice x Miss Psyche), shown by Jeﬀ Schall for owner Al Shahania Stud.
Bronze Supreme Champion and Junior Filly Of 2009 (May-August) winner Bettina MP (WH Justice x Om El Belindi Estopa), shown by Steve Heathcott for owners Jon & Mindy Peters and Om El Arab International. 110 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES
Royal Envie (Eden C x San Jose Javiera), shown by Raphael Curti for Greg Gallún for owners Mark Davis, Cindy McGown and Greg & Nancy Gallún.
Yearling Colt Supreme Championship EVG Giovale (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Evergreen Arabians LLC.
Fabian TRF (Eden C x RD Fabreanna), shown by Jordan Simons for Andrew Sellman for owner Tangle Ridge Farm.
Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Colt Of 2009 ( January-April) winner Faconnable (Marwan Al Shaqab x Francescaa), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mystica Arabians. AJ Fenjan (Ajman Monescione x RGA Kouress), shown by Frank Sponle for owner Ajman Stud.
Auteur (Arbiteur x Indira Rose), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Laetitia D’Arenberg.
Kodiak M (Thee Masterpiece x Kilitra M), shown by Matthew Gales for owners Terry & Pauline McLaughlin.
Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Colt Of 2009 (May-July) winner Cavalli (DA Valentino x Aspyn), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Xclusive W (Selket Marque x Psylver Psyche VF), shown by Gil Valdez for Sandro Pinha for owner Willms Arabians.
TRJ Ethan (Eden C x TR Copperclassique), shown by Gary McDonald for owner Ross Danielson.
Bronze Supreme Champion and Junior Colt Of 2009 (April-May) winner SW Abraxas (Ever After NA x Midnight Pashahn), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Veronica & Greg Cowdrey. M AY 2010 | 111
Junior Mare Supreme Championship Mar M Marwanna wanna AD D (Ma (Marwan Marw rw Al Shaqab x Cibylla El Yllan), shown by Andrew And An drew rew ew w Sellman Se S llm lllmaa for owner Al Khalediah Stables.
Abiline A Abi linee P lin PCF CF C F (L (Lega (Legacy egacy ega cyy Of O Fame x Breath Of Spring Psy), shown by Sandro S droo Pinha San Pi Pin n for owner Sam Peacemaker.
Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Filly Of 2008 (April-July) winner RD Challs Angel (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians. Chanel Chane Cha nel e AF el F (M (Magnum Magn aagnu gn g u Chall HVP x Lalique AF), shown by Terry Ter ry H Ho Holmes o for owner Janet Aston.
Aria Ariaa Delphine Ari Delp Delphin hiine (El (E Nabila B x MC Bessona), shown by Rodrigues JJoaoo Ro Joa Rodr R odrigu igues es fforr owner Arabian Park Arabians LLC.
Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Filly Of 2008 ( January-April) winner Felicia RLC (Shael Dream Desert x Camelia K), shown by Frank Sponle for owner Ajman Stud.
Valent Val entyna ynaa F (Psytadel x Veronia), shown by Valentyna Mat M atthe thew the wG a s ffor ale o own or oowner wn Dr. Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajri. Matthew Gales
Julianna Z (TF Psymreekhe x Mysandra VF), shown by Gil Valdez for Sandro Pinha for owner Gemini Ranch LLC.
Bronze Supreme Champion Om El Excella (Al Lahab GASB x Omel Bint Shaina), shown by Gerard Paty for owner Om El Arab International. 112 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES
VBF A Paradise (A Jakarta x MSP Marashah), shown by Steve Heathcott for owners Birte & William Ferguson.
Junior Stallion Supreme Championship Apalo ( Justify x Gloria Apal), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Belvedere Farm LLC.
LC Athens (Regal Actor JP x Genevieve C), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner The Athens Partnership.
Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Stallion Of 2007 winner OFW Magic Wan (Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Harold & Dolly Orr. Paso Doblle (Magnum Psyche x Bey Challina JD), shown by Jordan Simons for Gilberto Valdez for owner Pegasus Arabians.
PA Paschal (Om El Shahmaan x Paris To Rome), shown by Ted Carson for owners Horace Penny & Melinda Penny Canady.
PCF Vision (Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Sam Peacemaker.
Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Colt Of 2008 ( January-March) winner El Chall WR (Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love AďŹ€air), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
Etaya Sudan Amir (Imperial Mistaar x Etaya Amira), aya Ami Am mir ira), shown by Silvio Moraes for owner Jenniferr Parsons. Par arrson on ns.
FA Nikeese (Sir Fames HBV x Original Psyn IA), shown by Matthew Gales for owner Leonard Robinson.
Bronze Supreme Champion and Junior Colt Of 2008 (March-July) winner Troubadour PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Secret), shown by Gil Valdez for Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians. M AY 2010 | 113
Senior Mare Supreme Championship Maraysia (Marwan Al Shaqab x Aysia), shown by Ted Carson for owner Al Khalediah Stables.
Om El Beladeena (Al Lahab GASB x Om El Benedict), shown by Gerard Paty for owner Om El Arab International.
Silver Supreme Champion and Senior Broodmare Any Age winner *Negma Al Shaqab (Saﬁr x Kajora), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation. Pinga (Gazal Al Shaqab x Pilar), shown by Raphael Curti for Greg Gallún for owners Frank & Frank Partners, LLC.
Zantasia (Padrons Psyche x Tuuzan), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Joanne Lynn Disario.
Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Mare 9 Years & Older winner Eagleridge Passionata (Sanadik El Shaklan x River Oak Dimity), shown by Frank Sponle for owner Ajman Stud.
EVG Ghislenne (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Evergreen Arabians LLC.
Imaani (Psytadel x SA Anna Linah), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner O. Piessens.
Bronze Supreme Champion and Senior Mare 6-8 Years Old winner Gloria Apal (Psytadel US x SA Misha Apal), shown by Robert Boggs for owner DST Arabians. 114 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES
AMK Soﬁa Loren (Desert Heat VF x Felecia Bey), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owners Michael & Patricia Kosta.
Senior Stallion Supreme Championship Om El Al Azeem (Al Lahab GASB x Om El Beneera), shown by Gerard Paty for owner Om El Arab International.
TF Royal Shabaz (Falcon BHF x TH Maya Naufali), shown by Michael Wilson for owner Curtis Westley.
Silver Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 6-8 Years Old winner Art Dekko TT (Audacious PS x HC Amareea), shown by Jeﬀ Schall for owner Noel Bosse. Major Jamaal (Soho Carol x Maya El Jamaal), shown by Silvio Moreas for owner Pomeroy Arabians Intn’l. and Langstroth & Co. Ltd.
Masquerade PA (Armani FC x Cazsandra), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Om El Babylon (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Bandeira), shown by Ted Carson for owner Cedarbrook Arabians LLC.
Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 9-11 Years Old winner Escape Ibn Navarrone-D (AS Sinans Pacha x Navarrone P), shown by Frank Sponle for owner Ajman Stud.
Gemini VII (Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy), shown by Gil Valdez for Sandro Pinha for owners Rolyn & Judith Schmid.
Mastermind M (Thee Masterpiece x JAL Salita), shown by Matthew Gales for owner Mastermind Group.
Bronze Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 5 Years Old winner Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicying NA), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust. M AY 2010 | 115
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