Arabian Horse Times May 2011

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(Laheeb x The Vision HG, by Thee Desperado)

2006 Straight Egyptian Stallion

with Steve Dady at the 2011 Egyptian Event, Kentucky Owned by: Al Fawaz Arabian Stud Muhsen Onallah Israel

Standing at: Furioso Bloodstock Raymond Mazzei 951-375-6349


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Contents May 2011 30

Cover Story: Magnum Psyche—Rewriting The Record Book


The 2011 AHBA World Cup Show Lights Up Las Vegas! by Linda White



Arabian Mares—Beyond The Curtain by Linda White


Through The In-Gate—Why Trainers Show


Leaders Of The Times: KA Odysseus by Colleen Scott


Arabian Horse Community Idol—Ann Stover by Linda White



The Arabian Horse In History: William Gifford Palgrave, Breed Authority Or Desert Charlatan? Part II by Andrew K. Steen


The Arabian Abroad—Europe And The Middle East, Part II by Mary Kirkman


On The COver:

Magnum Psyche

(Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle), owned by haras Mayed. See story on page 30.

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Arabians In Our Lives—A Pictorial


Comments From The Publisher


Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland


A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas


Calendar Of Events


Looking Ahead


Index Of Advertisers

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Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Lead Website Designer Jennifer Peña Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Operations/Interactive Manager Barbara Lee © 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 41, No. 12, 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, $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, 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 •

In the last few weeks, I have been able to visit two of the greatest cities in the United States, Las Vegas, Nev., and Louisville, Ky. What an amazing two weeks! I got to attend the World Cup Arabian Horse Show and the Kentucky Derby. In Vegas, I saw some of the most remarkable Arabians I have ever seen in my life. The horses displayed so much Arabian type that they were like paintings, and they were presented with extraordinary grace. The arena was filled with electricity, and it was so exciting to see how all the owners and breeders had so much pride in the creatures they bred and owned. Even though this show is fairly new to the Arabian horse community, it is already a favorite. Kudos to all involved! They are putting on an event that is first class, with so much energy and enthusiasm, and it has a feel to it that welcomes all walks of life. The second event was the Kentucky Derby. This was my first time, and I hope to make it an annual event with my family and friends. All I can say is that it was great fun, and there is so much tradition and pageantry to it. I didn’t want it to end—it was incredible to see all the people (nearly 165,000) and know that they were all there for one thing: the horse and all of the festivities that go with celebrating it. What am I saying with this? I was born into a family that has a strong commitment to horses, and most of all, the Arabian horse. We can all complain about the economy or the state of the horse industry, but the most important thing is that horses bring friends and families together. There is such a passion for this wonderful animal. All I ask you to do is to ask yourself, “How much time do I spend with my family and friends, enjoying these wonderful creatures?” I think you’ll feel as I do. I would not change that for anything. It is simply the best!

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Region 12 Spotlight Stallions Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated AEPA Enrolled Sires • SCID Clear

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi

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ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire


2011 Sales List




Premiere SCA

SHOW HORSES Arioch TRGR (Allience+// x LA Athena) 2006 chestnut gelding. Tremendous young English horse with great motion and the attitude to be an amateur horse. Showing this 2011 in English Pleasure Jr. Horse. $65,000 Premiere SCA (IXL Noble Express x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2005 grey gelding. National caliber country English for open or amateur. 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten. Now in harness! $35,000 PS A Chiefs Ransom (PS Afire Chief x PS Babylove by LBA Lode Star) 2005 bay gelding. Beautiful type, great frame and a fabulous attitude. Tremendous amateur or open country pleasure horse. Beautiful in harness as well. Ready to go. $30,000


Aequuity SMP

Chief Premonition SMP (PS Afire Chief x Read My Mind by VF Premonition) 2008 bay gelding. The Profire look really comes through on this one. Well under saddle and showing lots of potential to be a English pleasure horse. Quiet, willing mind with plenty of “go forward” motion. Great amateur prospect. $30,000 Chief Commotion SMP (PS Afire Chief x Fawela by Eukaliptus) 2007 grey gelding. Bridles high and tight with great motion! Already white with a dark mane and tail, this guy will stand out! Broke and ready to start in the double bridle. $15,000 Sun Nobelest SMP (The Nobelest x S A Pasafire by Afire Bey V) 2007 chestnut gelding. Tall, flashy, bright chestnut gelding with tons of white. Under saddle and ready to show as a Junior Horse in Hunter Pleasure or Sport Horse. $8,000 Afire And Flames SMP (Afire Bey V x ROL Cypress by Cytosk) 2010 chestnut colt. Full sibling in blood to National Champion ROL Firecracker and ROL Afire Lily. Flashy chestnut with plenty of white. Out of a double *Cytrus mare. $15,000

Baskghazelle SMP




Aequuity SMP (PS Afire Chief x Ameria Nokomis by Aequus) 2009 bay gelding. By a Reserve National Champion Park horse out of the daughter of a Multi-National Champion Park horse. This one is a good mover with quality, type, and substance. $5,000


Chief Exclaim SMP (PS Afire Chief x GC Madamolselle by High Pointe) 2009 grey filly. Good size, ample type and a ground covering stride. Should make an excellent hunter prospect. $5,000

MARES Tranquillity Bey (AA Apollo Bey x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2000 grey mare. A blast to ride with balanced motion and great drive off her hocks. Produced a trotty filly for us that we are retaining. Country/English/Broodmare. A 2010 Country English Pleasure ATR Champion. $20,000

Pretty Amazing

Simply Sinful (Afire Bey V x Mattemoiselle by Zodiac Matador) 2002 chestnut mare. The Matador look really shines through in this one. Trotty with tons of snort and blow! Produced a very nice filly for us. Well broke. Country/broodmare. Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Ameria Nokomis (Aequus+// x Nakkita by *Naturel) 1999 grey mare. A rare daughter of the great Multi-National Champion Park Stallion, Aequus+//. A pedigree full of motion! Sells with breeding to any SMP Stallion! Private Treaty SA Pasafire (Afire Bey V x Paastelle by *El Paso) 1999 chestnut mare. Big, beautiful daughter of Afire Bey V with a great mare line - passes on lots of size and substance. Has been a good producer and mother. Sells with a breeding to any SMP Stallion! $10,000 Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN 865.388.0507 • Trainer Mike Miller • • cell 608.332.0701

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Congratulations to new owner Chris Johnson of Northwind Arabians.

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Stachowski Farm, Inc. has the strategy for success ... In the United States ... Ohio, Arizona & nOw In CAlIFOrnIA Stachowski Farm, Inc. is a full-service facility based in Mantua, Ohio, conveniently located just 45 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Acres of fenced pastures and paddocks surround the training facility, creating a beautiful backdrop for all of our equine activities. The training staff includes six of the top trainers in the industry — Jim Stachowski, Peter Stachowski, Sharon Blendinger, Jim Bowman, Gabe DeSoto and Jonathan Ramsay. Stachowski Farm has now opened a new satellite facility in San Marcos, California, a suburb of San Diego. The driving force behind this new venture was to be able to take the horses from our currently established west wing to attend the Region 1 and Region 2 shows. The horses will be able to escape the extreme summer heat in Arizona and enjoy the breezy ocean-side air. Stachowski Farm trainer Jonathan Ramsay will be the on site, full–time presence in California. Jon has done a phenomenal job in Scottsdale, exemplified by an excellent outing at the Region 7 show where he and his amateur riders won an unprecedented four championships and six reserves. We are welcoming new horses into training and look forward to being at the California regional shows. Our Scottsdale training and marketing facility will re-open on November 1st. 2011 was very successful with 20 horses sold in January and February.

International Markets ... South Africa & South America We proudly announce our entrance into the international Arabian market in South Africa with our association with father and son team, Victor and Leon Botha of Victrio Arabian Training. This has added new dimensions in marketing, breeding and competition for Stachowski Farm. Stachowski Farm will continue with its successful marketing in South America. 14 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

The Known Industry Leaders ... A Winning Tradition

The winning tradition at Stachowski Farm is an important indicator of our drive to succeed, and our record speaks for itself—200 National Championships, 190 Reserve National Championships, and over 1,100 Top Tens. However, it is integrity that makes champions, be it in the soundness of the horse or the safety of the rider. Most of all, Stachowski Farm wants you to have fun and love the time you spend being a member of our team.

... In Breeding

Stachowski Farm has access to the best and most reputable breeding stallions and mares in the Arabian and Saddlebred horse industries. Through decades of evaluation, experience, and research, we have mastered what bloodlines should be utilized to create the perfect show horse. Stachowski Farm has bred numerous National Champions and has also helped many people with their breeding programs. We want to help create a better breed and are here to assist and educate people on all of their breeding decisions.

... In Marketing Stallions

There is not another farm in the country that has developed a marketing strategy as successful as Stachowski Farm. The marketing of our stallions and offspring has extended worldwide and has achieved international success.

StachowSki Farm, inc. Mantua, OH • 330-274-2494 JiM StacHOwSki: 330-603-2116 Peter StacHOwSki: 330-620-0194 M AY 2011 | 15

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2011 foals sired by Leading World Champion Sire - Undulata’s Nutcracker, some are available.

CraCker Jax PF 2011 bay colt Undulata’s Nutcracker x Made You Look (Afire Bey V x Bold Love, by *Bask) SniCkerS PF 2011 filly Undulata’s Nutcracker x B Witched (Baske Afire x Gala De Cognac, by Cognac) PiStaChio PF 2011 filly Undulata’s Nutcracker x VTM Pistachia (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi) CraCklin roSie PF 2011 filly Undulata’s Nutcracker x MWF Elzbieta (Barbary x Evening Breeze by, *Bask)

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! h c t a m g n i n n i w n Make your ow Offering mares with a breeding of your choice to one of these great stallions.

P ick a mare ... MWF ElzbiEta (Barbary x Evening Breeze, by *Bask) bl atHENa (Baske Afire x Harghaza, by *El Ghazi) b WitCHED (Baske Afire x Gala De Cognac, by Cognac) GOODiE tWO SHOES (Baske Afire x Harghaza, by *El Ghazi) NEVEaH W (Matoi x Justice N Liberty, by MC Sir Hope)

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UNDUlata’S NUtCRaCKER (CH Carmac x Christmas In New York ERB) baSKE aFiRE (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske, by Baskevich) SF SPECS SHOCWaVE (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR, by Promotion) aFiRES HEiR (Afire Bey V x Brassmis, by Brass) MHR NObilitY (*Elimar x Har Nahra, by *Bask)

MaMaGE (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic, by Ariston)


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Share in a winning tradition ... ARABIANS AN ENCORE – ’02 Bay Gelding (Aploz+// x WS Fandango). Top contender for open or amateur country. Champion first time out. Region 15 Champion JOTR. CP AxIOm – ’06 Bay Stallion (Millennium LOA x True Mist) Scottsdale Top Ten Country Horse at his first show! Great Millennium disposition for a youth rider. BLAST AFIRE CA – “07 Grey Stallion (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi). Big, bold and beautiful. He would be a great addition to your breeding program! BTR JAKYRA – ’07 Bay Mare (IXL Aroundofaploz+/ x MC Hope Jambri+). 2011 Top Ten in the AEPA English Futurity in Scottsdale. This mare has a great mind with lots of talent!



DOUBLE OH SEvENN – '00 Chestnut Gelding (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy). Perfect youth or AAOTR horse. Suitable for young or old! Many Top Tens in Country & Show Hack. HIGH SPEED CONNECTION – ’05 Bay Gelding (Hucks Connection V x Megha Hearrts). Great youth horse with the same trainable, happy disposition as his National Champion father! JSN NEW YORK STAR – ’07 Bay Gelding (Mamage x Ultra Afire). Bred to trot and Champion at his first show in Country Pleasure Junior Horse. LBF ANTHEm – '04 Bay Stallion (Afire Bey V x Matagal, by Zodiac Matador). Reserve Champion English Futurity. Amateur ready!



mESQUITE HEAT PF – ’07 Bay Gelding (Baske Afire x Cactus Rose JK, by Barbary). English prospect just started under saddle. He has the conformation to succeed, a great mind and a go-forward attitude! mOUN FIRE – ’05 Bay Mare (Afire Bey V x Mounlighting). Top Ten Futurity Filly. Shows country pleasure and ready to win in JOTR or AOTR divisions. HALF-ARABIANS A NOBLE GESTURE – '03 Chestnut Gelding (MHR Nobility x Sultan's Captive Lady). A winner in the English division. 2009 Top Ten. Ready for a youth or adult. APOLLOS STARLIGHT – ’02 Bay Mare (AA Apollo Bey x Callaway’s Light The Way). English pleasure ready! 2009 Top Ten JOTR and Regional Reserve Champion in Open to Adams Fire. Seasoned and ready to win!



BF APOLLOS mAvERICK – '08 Grey Gelding (AA Apollo Bey x Callaway's Annie Laurie). Full brother to National Champion Apollos Cary Grant. Just started under saddle and showing great potential like his brother. BUNKER BUSTER – ’02 Bay Gelding (Apollopalooza x UF Supreme Surprise). National Champion H/A Pleasure Driving, multiple Reserve National Champion, multiple Regional Champion and Scottsdale winner in Amateur English & Driving. Added Costume wins in 2010. CHIHULY – ’04 Chestnut Gelding (Baske Afire x UF Starfire’s Salute). Region 9 Champion Country Pleasure Open. Extreme neck and great hocks! COPS N ROBBERS – '99 Chestnut Gelding (Nicklebey Berry x Sultan’s Lobelia). Best equitation horse ever! Also wins in Country Pleasure, Costume and Show Hack. Multiple Regional and National wins. Great amateur mount in any age division!


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FENDI – ’00 Bay Mare (Enter The Night x Karedin Kameo). Beautiful Hunter motion. A great mover with lots of quality. Regional winner in Open & Amateur! Ready to take any adult or youth to the top!



Champions and future champions for your consideration. HALF-ARABIANS GEORGE W BASKE – ’05 Bay Gelding (Baske Afire x Blushing Virtue). Beautiful Country Pleasure motion with upright neck. Bred to be an awesome show horse. HL COPPERFIELD – ’03 Chestnut Gelding (HL Spellcaster x HCF Pocketful of Starlike). Beautiful Country English horse. 2008 Reserve National Champion Country Pleasure. Ready for amateur or youth.



JCP NORTHERN FIRE – '03 Bay Gelding (Baske Afire x Northern Reflection). Top Ten Amateur English and Top Ten Junior English. "Flare" has tons of motion. Big and fancy! MARY MARY – ’08 Bay Mare (Baske Afire x Our Red BMW LLC). Very fancy English prospect. Well along in lines and started under saddle. MEI WAY LOA – ’00 Chestnut Mare (Meistermind x Sultan’s Daybreak). Canadian National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Open, National Champion UPHA, Youth National Reserve Champion Equitation. Seasoned Equitation and Country mount. RA SONOFAPREACHRMAN – ’05 Chestnut Gelding (Revival x Afire Love VF). Spectacular son of Revival! Buckeye Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse, Canadian National Reserve Champion at 4 years old. 2010 U.S. National Top Ten AAOTR Maturity. SHAKEN RATTLEN ROLLEN – ’04 Chestnut Gelding (Baske Afire x Baby I’m A Star). National Champion Pleasure Driving AOTD in 2010. Top Ten in 2009 in English Jr. Horse. Ideal mount to take an amateur or youth to the winner’s circle under saddle or in harness!



SPOTACULAR CYTE ROF – ’99 Chestnut Mare (Cytosk+++/ x Hot Spot+/). 7x National Champion Show Hack, Country, Side Saddle, and now, Driving. THE ONE EYE LOVE – ’01 Bay Gelding (Edukt x I Hear Voices). Beautiful Country Pleasure and Show Hack. Multiple Regional Champion Amateur and Open. “Jack” is a great amateur horse for any level rider! Also would make a great equitation mount. THE SITUATION – ’07 Chestnut Gelding (Sir William Robert x Afire Love VF). 2010 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity. Very fun, young horse with a show horse attitude!







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(Matoi x Ames Onmyown) 2008 Bay Filly

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(DS Major Afire x G Kallora) 2005 Bay Mare

(Ariberry Bey V x Halstead’s Polka Dot (AHHS)) 2002 Half-Arabian Chestnut Gelding

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(Matoi x Glamorize) 2008 Half-Arabian Chestnut Gelding

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(Matoi x Alpha Phi) 2008 Half-Arabian Chestnut Filly

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The group of what the Arabian Horse Registry of America calls the “Top Sires of the World” is rarefied indeed. The title “Top Sire” signifies the stallion for whom the most foals have been registered, but in this case, the honorees have been not only prolific, but also some of the most stellar names in the Arabian industry: *Aladdinn, *Bask, Khemosabi, Padrons Psyche—and the youngest of the quintet, Magnum Psyche, owned by the Santibañes family of Haras Mayed in Argentina. This year, “Magnum” vaulted into first place.

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As of May 15, 2011, Magnum Psyche has sired more

Argentina—from the time he was a yearling through

than 1,520 registered foals worldwide. They have made

his prime as a 9-year-old stallion. At the age of 14, he

him the perennial leading halter sire in the United

competed at Scottsdale for the first time and was named

States, and now, increasingly, he is making inroads in

Supreme Champion. But by that time, he was known for

the performance ranks as well (at the 2011 Scottsdale

the remarkable success of his colts and fillies.

Show, he was the leading sire for halter and performance combined). In Brazil, he is currently a leading sire among

“There is no doubt that I believe him to be the most

stallions of winning offspring—even though he has

perfect Arabian horse that I’ve ever known and that I’ve

never stood at stud in Brazil. He now divides his time

ever had the pleasure of showing,” says the stallion’s

between Haras Mayed, near Buenos Aires, and Midwest,

longtime handler, David Boggs. “It’s a profound joy to

in Minnesota.

not only have had the pleasure of showing him, but to see his ability to pass it on.”

Numbers, Joaquin de Santibañes is quick to point out, are not what is important; they are only an indication of

And pass it on Magnum Psyche has, not only in the

how popular their stallion is. What counts is the quality

United States, but increasingly in South America, Europe,

of his foals and the depth of his legacy. And Magnum

the Middle East and Australia—most of the Arabian

Psyche’s legacy has proliferated throughout the world.

horse world—not only through his direct progeny, but also through his stallion sons. Early in his career, he was

The facts speak for themselves. As a show horse,

called “the Kingmaker” because his sons were proving

Magnum accounted for five national championships—

to be solid breeding horses, a trend that has continued

three in the United States, one in Canada and one in

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Multi-National Champion LD Pistal (Magnum Psyche x Halana).

JJ Apharina (Magnum Psyche x JJ Afaryd) and Joaquin de Santiba単es.

In the U.S., a short list of successful sons includes Ames

Sweepstakes Yearling. All have embarked on successful

Charisma, LD Pistal, Fausto CRH, and Justify, all of

breeding careers.

whom have logged national titles and appear to be on the road as breeding stallions. Ames Charisma was U.S.

In the southern hemisphere, the story is impressive as

National Champion Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling;

well. The Magnum Psyche son JJ Senor Magnum has

LD Pistal was twice a U.S. National Champion Senior

been so successful at the Brazilian Nationals that last

Stallion and a Canadian National Junior Champion;

year, he sired both the champion, Sahara Gallina, and the

Fausto CRH was Brazilian National Champion Colt;

reserve champion, Honeys Delight RB, young filly. He

and Justify was a U.S. National Champion Breeders

is now a leading sire at Haras Mayed, home of Magnum

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Multi-National Champion Magnum Chall HVP (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP).


daughter, Romance MI, and son, Atuned MI, were the National

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Champion Yearlings. At the same show, Magnum Psyche himself offered Mulawa Karismaa, who was named Australian National Champion Senior Mare. The list can go on—the rise of Magnum sons and daughters on the world stage is impressive. At the same time, Magnum himself has not gone unnoticed among international horse people. Many see him at his annual presentations during Scottsdale Show week. “At his age, he is a wonderful horse—impressive,

earned a national title in his own country and then

charismatic, beautiful, well-put together, and with

moved to the northern hemisphere, where he added

Arabian type,” says renowned Spanish breeder

the U.S. and Canadian National Championships in

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Psyche. The Brazilian-bred Magnum Chall HVP first

Junior Stallions. His offspring are now winning in the U.S., Brazil, Europe and the Middle East.

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“The number of Magnum babies is not the result of Haras Mayed breeding this much, because these are

In Europe—and increasingly, the world over—WH

horses from around the world,” affirms David Boggs.

Justice has made his presence known. A prolific

“It’s a true testimony, a great compliment, to the

show horse himself, he has won titles in the U.S.

horse and his breeding success that many of these are

and Europe, and is set to return to the show ring

return customers. They are people who have come

as a 12-year-old this year. At the 2011 Las Vegas

back year after year and have been thrilled with the

World Cup, his daughter, Panarea By Palawan, was

foals, with their show-ability and marketability.

crowned Gold Champion in the Senior Mare Supreme Championship. Last year, his daughter Bess-Fa’izah

“You would have the same response to any great

was the World Champion Mare at the Salon du

horse,” he continues, addressing the statistic that

Cheval. In fact, in 2010, at four prestigious events

places Magnum Psyche at the head of the list of the

known as “title” shows in Europe, his get won five

world’s most popular sires. “There is a small number

gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze

of horses who have done the majority of breeding

medals; at six European and Middle Eastern national

because they’ve been great sires. Through technology

championships, they accounted for 10 golds, five

today, which others didn’t have before, you are able

silvers and five bronzes.

to breed more mares. We acknowledge that not every foal will be great—as in any breeding program—but

And around the world in Australia, Magnum Forty

the more numbers you have, the more probability

Four was named the 2010 Australian Champion

you have of great foals, particularly when you are

Sire of the Year. At the Australian Nationals, his

breeding the great mares, as Magnum has.”

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Lady Georgina Pelham of Haras La Catalina in

stallion Magnum Psyche and

Argentina has followed Magnum Psyche for most

his contribution to the breed, I

of his career. “He is the most wonderfully beautiful

reflected back into my childhood

and charismatic horse,” she says, “and an incredible

where my dreams would keep

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me paging through the Arabian Horse Times magazine,

bred to him and had great babies.” For her, however,

and I was always mesmerized over the beauty of

Magnum Psyche has an added dimension. Every

the stallion *Padron. Throughout the 25-plus years

Argentine spring and summer, when the stallion

of my involvement in the Arabian horse industry, I

comes home to Haras Mayed, she sees him in a

have found that there was a consistency in the

different light. “He is owned by my very dear friends

Arabians that captured my attention to detail with

Fernando and Joaquin de Santibañes, and as Magnum

their overall quality and beauty, and I discovered that

is a member of their family, I have a special affection

they were all from what I now call the ‘Kingmakers.’

for him.”

“From Aswan, *Patron, *Padron, Padrons Psyche and

As Pelham says, beyond the world of titles and

Magnum Psyche, ‘The King of Kings,’ and on through

accolades, Magnum Psyche is in fact a family horse.

his sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters

“Fernando and Joaquin de Santibañes should be

and so on—they leave me with the comfort of

complimented,” says David Boggs. “It’s not about the

knowing that the Arabian horse breed will continue

dollars for them. They love Magnum. At this point in

to improve and give many more dreams for those

Magnum’s life, Fernando could keep him in the back

looking to find or breed one of the most beautiful

paddock and feed him carrots, because he loves him.

Argentine National Champion JJ Senor Magnum (Magnum Psyche x Shah Maali).

But they want him to leave a dynasty; the fact that he would allow Magnum to come back to the U.S. really says something about the character of the man. He knows how important Magnum is to many people’s breeding programs.” It is helpful that Magnum has the personality to handle the globetrotting. “He loves to travel,” Boggs reports. “He’s a real easy guy. He doesn’t fret. We all joke that on the airplane he reads the newspaper and has a cigar and takes a nap. He walks up the ramp without one bead of sweat. The

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JJ La Baronesa (Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica), Argentine National Champion Junior Filly, 2011 Scottsdale Champion 3-Year-Old Filly, and Arabian Breeders World Cup Junior Mare Silver Supreme Champion.

people that transport him can’t believe that he’s a stallion because his demeanor is so gentle.” International horseman Michael Byatt smiles when he considers Magnum Psyche. “Sometimes frugality is really a curse,” he reflects. “When I was given the opportunity to buy Magnum Psyche as a yearling, I thought I would be really clever and offer $10,000 less than the asking price. In doing so, I lost valuable time—about 10 seconds—and I lost the possibility of buying him. Anyone with an objective eye and a fairness in critiquing Arabian horses has to put Magnum Psyche on a short list as one of the most beautiful Arabians ever to have lived, and his contributions as a sire and as a grandsire are ensuring that he will forever be considered immortal.” n

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Afire Star (Magnum Psyche x FA Afires Kontesa) Lady Serenade BHF (Magnum Psyche x Bey Serenade SF) 2004 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly Magnum Marianna (Magnum Psyche x Scarlet Musk) Magnums Jubilee C (Magnum Psyche x Parisian C) Psyches Gizelle UA (Magnum Psyche x ATA Bey Madonna) Shangai Di Magnum JM (Magnum Psyche x Petronella SRA) Shannaya D Magnum JM (Magnum Psyche x Hushahby Bey) 2010 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Filly

Announcing the arrival of 2011 fillies sired by Magnum Psyche out of *Empress, Michelle Carol & Bahrat NA.

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HARAS JM - for SEVEN YEARS consecutively BEST BREEDER and BEST EXHIBITOR in BRAZIL (2004-2010) Haras JM congratulates Magnum, Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes as world class breeders and most important as friends of all of us at Haras JM! — José Alves Filho

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Sir Magnum JM (Magnum Psyche x Hestoriah JM) Iimagine (Magnum Psyche x RD Kashandra)

HARAS JM – José Alves Filho & Maisa Tucci Alves Rua Oquirá, 325 – São Paulo – Brazil – CEP 05467-030 +55 (11) 3255-9959 or 3021-2147 / +55 (19) 3879-2964 or (19) 3879-1002 / Nextel +55 (11) 7729-0672 12600 NE Jacksonville Road – Anthony – Florida – 32617 – USA, (352) 351-0083 – / M AY 2011 | 37

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Owned by: Fazenda Floresta, LLC

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The 2011 AHBA

World Cup Show Lights Up Las Vegas! April 14-17, 2011 Written by Linda White Photos by Avalon Photography

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World Cup If travelers arriving in Las Vegas this April thought the city’s gaudy light show seemed brighter than usual, it was no illusion. Like a desert aurora borealis, the Arabian Breeders’ World Cup has illuminated Las Vegas every April since 2007. This year, its fifth anniversary, the World Cup Show, with its high voltage horse and human celebrities, almost transformed the city. The four-day event was filled with extraordinary, sometimes once-in-a-lifetime, experiences for everyone who came into town for the competition. To add to the appeal, classes began at a civilized 9 a.m. daily and concluded by 5 or 5:30 each afternoon, a notable departure from many shows’ exhausting, dawn-’til-midnight schedules. The World Cup’s more relaxed routine allows Arabian horse fanciers to savor Las Vegas’ banquet of delights each evening without glancing anxiously at their wristwatches. The boutique horse show is a Las Vegas attraction all by itself. Its elegant, colorful staging, gorgeous contestants and beautiful awards attract the Arabian horse world’s finest breeders and their spectacular Arabian horses—also the world’s finest—with startling force. Even non-horsey Las Vegas visitors’ curiosity gets the best of them when they notice all the excited people and their exotic horses. The festivities inevitably attract tourists and locals whose only previous horse-related experience may be watching the Kentucky Derby on television. The annual extravaganza attracts exhibitors and horses representing more than 20 countries, a feat that raises it to the lofty standing of the Salon du Cheval in Paris, Aachen’s All Nations Cup, and the Dubai International Arabian Horse Championships. The first two events attract 80 to 100 horses each year. The Dubai International boasted 310 horses in 2010, its eighth year, but AHBA members have no real interest in growing the show’s numbers beyond 250 to 260.

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World Cup “We are far more interested in quality than quantity,” AHBA board member Scott Bailey explained last year. “Ours isn’t just another horse show; it is an event. In a sense, the World Cup has made the world a smaller place. Here, the world’s foremost breeders and owners showcase their finest horses to an international market in a glamorous, exclusive setting. “Our unusual scoring system and international six-judge panel have brought the World Cup a well-deserved reputation for fairness and integrity,” he adds, “which might be its most important achievement.” The World Cup’s 2011 judges came from Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Australia and the United States. From Greg Gallún’s perspective, the AHBA’s Las Vegas World Cup is one of North America’s three hallmark shows. “I was in on the conception and initial planning meetings,” he says, “and Las Vegas has become my favorite show. It has the greatest concentration of quality; only the finest horses compete here. Horses are flown in from all over the world. The judging panel’s broad diversity is healthy because they have no preconceptions. They are looking at horses they never have seen before. And the exhibitors, judges and other Arabian horse lovers who come to the show appreciate what they are seeing. In a 10-horse class, eight or nine will be exceptional.” “I really love the Vegas World Cup Show!,” internationally respected showman Rodolfo Guzzo enthuses. “I’ve supported the show every year from the beginning. This year’s show was not only exciting for my clients, but was rewarding for me as well. The 2011 Gold Supreme Champion Senior Stallion (with the show’s highest score) is a stallion I found in Brazil as a young colt. I promoted, marketed and showed him to his Brazilian national

2011 World Cup judges, left to right: Fabio Amorosino of Brazil; Debra Watson of Australia; Doug Dahmen of U.S.A; Koenraad Detailleur of Belgium; Marek Trela of Poland; and Dick Adams of U.S.A.

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World Cup championships for his owners. He has become a super sire in the United States, where he continues to add to his championships. Another exciting winner I trained and presented was the 2011 World Cup Gold Supreme Champion 2-Year-Old-Colt who was named the 2010 U.S. National Champion Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt. He is owned by Luciana Fasano, a breeder in Brazil. I have never seen a client happier than Luciana was when her colt’s name was announced as this year’s World Cup Gold Champion. “What a show!” marvels Guzzo. Scott Benjamin is the AHBA’s official Man in Center Ring. “We have so many countries represented—Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, European countries, countries in South America, South Africa. And the Australians were here in droves this year!” he grins, clearly elated. “We have gone beyond their traditional marketplaces; they can see horses here that can compete in their venue or any other. Things have changed for breeders who never dreamed of selling a horse to Kuwait five years ago. Kuwait now has a national show, and look at the number of Middle Eastern countries that have shows today! The World Cup brings people together from all over the world, and everything about it is positive. It allows people (and elements that may have been polarized) to work together, to be supportive of each other. The Arabian horse makes all that happen. “We are interested in quality, rather than quantity,” he continues, echoing Gallún and Bailey. “The 256 horses we had this year is a perfect number. We made no changes in class schedules or procedures; after five years, people seem to be very comfortable with things the way they are. No horse show is ever completely trouble-free, but this year we had no real challenges.

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World Cup Our only glitch, and a minor one at that, was an unavoidable wait before one class. Most changes we make now are to enhance, rather than correct, some aspect of the event. “Adjusting the schedule was our last challenge. People now know what to expect, and this schedule works because they come here not only for the world-class competition; they also come here to be entertained. Everyone walked away really pleased this year. I think everybody would agree that overall, this was the best AHBA World Cup yet.” “We had lots of fun,” agrees David Boggs. “The World Cup has the best Gala party on the planet!” Tongue-in-cheek, Boggs advises potential World Cup attendees, “Play the dollar slots!” and then adds seriously, “The horse show and the Las Vegas venue are fabulous.” Boggs joined other trainers, breeders and exhibitors at Friday evening’s annual Gala. The popular gathering has been staged at a different nightspot each year, and the Tao at the Venetian lent this year’s affair an elegant, sophisticated, nightclub atmosphere. “The 2011 Gala was a huge success,” concurs AHBA member Phyllis La Malfa, who signs AHBA’s World Cup checks. “We had a great turnout—at least 180 people. Tao is the number one nightclub in Vegas, and it was so much fun to be there! I think this was one of the best ones yet, but I say that every year, because every year we change the venue and we never know just what to expect. “It’s so great to be able to experience Las Vegas with all of your friends,” she adds. La Malfa’s dedication, experience and attention to detail make her a valuable World Cup asset.

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World Cup Saturday’s lunch hour seminar featured Patrick McCue, D.V.M., Ph.D. and diplomate, (physician specialist) certified by the American College of Theriogenologists. Dr. McCue presented a seminar addressing “The Problem Mare: A Horse Owner’s Guide to Breeding Success.” He is a professor of equine reproduction at Colorado State University’s Equine Reproduction Laboratory, and teaches at CSU’s vet school. Saturday evening brought another special occasion, with the world premiere of Horsefly Films’ new feature documentary, “Path to Glory: The Rise and Rise of the Polish Arabian Horse.” “The screening was onsite, in the South Point Hotel’s theater,” Scott Benjamin offers. “The film honors the past as well as the country’s present and future with Arabian horses. The Poles won the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Marek Trela, one of our six judges this year, was on hand to accept the award.” Now director of Janów Podlaski, Poland’s oldest state stud, Trela began there as a veterinary surgeon and protégé of the late Andrzej Krzyształowicz, Poland’s most venerated modern Arabian horseman. Among other awards, the 2011 ABWC Breeder of Excellence award went to Kirk Bardole. The remaining Top Five honorees included Greg and Veronica Cowdrey, Holly Dillin, Manny Lawrence, Richard DeWalt, and Mark Davis and Cindy McGown of Royal Arabians. The 2011 World Cup’s Handler of Excellence Award went to Greg Gallún. Another aspect critical to the event’s success earns everyone’s high marks. “The Las Vegas World Cup is so well organized!” David Boggs exclaims when asked. “We were delighted to be a sponsor, and we are excited about returning.”

Cox Kids’ Day was a special, pre-World Cup occasion that introduced more than 300 5th and 6th graders to the Arabian horse. Cox Communications sponsored the Black Stallion Literacy program’s efforts on Wednesday, the day before the World Cup began. AHBA member Phyllis La Malfa helped Black Stallion Literacy and Cox staffers choreograph the magical experience. “We brought in several reiners, a costume horse and a halter horse for the children to see,” La Malfa explains. “After the performance we brought the horses to the rail for the kids to meet and pet. Each child got his or her own copy of The Black Stallion, by Walter Farley, to keep. The AHA provided us with an assortment of informational flyers and booklets that would help the kids learn more about Arabian horses.” She adds, “I think the day was as thrilling for the adults as it was for the children!”

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World Cup Greg Gallún concurs, adding, “The World Cup has become the Tiffany’s of horse shows. I can’t begin to tell you how well that show is run! This is an Arabian horse aficionado’s show, a ‘hard core’ Arabian breeders’ horse show. The individual classes are filled with nothing but the highest quality and the championships are breathtaking! It’s so much fun to watch all the divisions.” “This was my first Las Vegas World Cup, and I can’t believe I haven’t been here before!” says longtime Salt Fork, Utah, breeder T. McKay Stirland, an Arabian owner since 1981. “What made the show memorable for me? Sitting with my good friend Luciana Fasano and watching her 2-year-old colts named first and second in their class. That was very memorable!” Greg Gallún and his clients too find the World Cup experience memorable. “We always come away from this show feeling positive about everything—the quality of horses, the venue, the judging and the scoring system, the staff, the camaraderie and exchange of ideas, and the true professionalism that’s evident everywhere you look. “The South Point facility is terrific, the show is well run and thoughtfully organized, and I am in favor of their scoring system,” he continues, but cautions, “of course, any scoring system is only as good as the person using it, but the World Cup’s system allows for the best results. It also helps us see why a judge arrived at a particular score, how he or she arrived at a decision. Showing each horse’s scores may take away a little of the suspense and entertainment value, but the beauty of the World Cup’s system is that it allows the horses that deserve to win, to win. It allows the best, the cream, to rise to the top.”

Marek Trela accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of Poland’s breeding programs.

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Left to right: Recognition of Breeder Excellence winners Sandro Pinha (standing in for top five winner Greg & Veronica Cowdrey), Holly Dillin, Breeder of Excellence winner Kirk Bardoll, Greg Knowles (standing in for top five winner Manny Lawrence), Richard DeWalt, and not pictured remaining top five winner Royal Arabians, Mark Davis and Cindy McGown.

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Gold Champion Maddox Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Sally Bedeker, USA.

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Futurity Yearling Filly ATH Championship

Champion Nyah Joy IA (Enzo x Alia Psyche), shown by Michael Bills for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust, USA.

Reserve Champion JP Extreme Obsession ( JP Obsession x Mystika Psyche), shown by Suzanne Acevedo for owner Adam Perry, USA.

Futurity Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Championship

Champion Om El Sanadeed (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Jinaah), shown by Janina Merz for owner Om El Arab International, USA.

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Reserve Champion RD Habanero (Bey Ambition x NW Siena Psyche), shown by owner Murray Popplewell, Canada.

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Champion Om El Sophine (Om El Exquisit x Om El Sofie Dream), shown by Janina Merz for owner Om El Arab International, USA.

Reserve Champion Donna Psyche NA (Padrons Psyche x Donna Fantastykah RB), shown by Michael Bills for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust, USA.

Futurity Two-Year-Old Colt ATH Championship

Champion Paladin LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by owner Leslie Lurken, USA.

Reserve Champion Ucello J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), shown by owner Indira Van Handel, USA.

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Silver Supreme Champion Fellada JCA ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Fallada), shown by Janina Merz for owner Jade Creek Arabians, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion SW Forever Passion (Ever After NA x Midnight Pashahn), shown by Pamela Donnelly for owner Desert Flower Arabians, USA.

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Silver Supreme Champion Chancellor MW (Enzo x Star Chance SA), shown by Stuart Vesty for owners Cindy Morgan and Ann Wilder, USA.

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H Embrace H (Besson Carol x Embra), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Hennessey Arabian LLC, USA.

Vicenta TO (Da Vinci FM x DA Shahnia), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Thirteen Oaks Arabians, USA.

Silver Supreme Champion and Yearling Filly Of 2010 (April-May) winner Forever Amore (Ever After NA x Que Serah Serah), shown by Andrew Sellman for Ricardo Rivero for owner Claudio Cristiani, Argentina.

Mahaya LNJ (Shael Dream Desert x Anastasia Cristal), shown by Frank Spönle for owner Osman Linjawi, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Lola Dona (Magnum Psyche x Lumiars Love Song), shown by Glenn Schoukens for owners William and Catherine Bensyl, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Yearling Filly Of 2010 (May-August) winner Royal Encantata (Eden C x San Jose Javiera), shown by Greg Gallún for owners Cindy McGown and Mark Davis, USA.

HLP Felicity Of Laman (Laman HVP x Fellicity Serondella), shown by Frank Spönle for owners Carlos and Christiane Roizner, Uruguay.

Bernadette NA (Ever After NA x Breanna Psy), shown by Robert Boggs for owner Ali Mohammed Al Ali, USA.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Yearling Filly Of 2010 (February-April) winner Nada Al Shahania (Besson Carol x MFA Annies Song), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud, Qatar. 62 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

SS Endorah (Enzo x Monica), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Dr. Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajri, USA.

World Cup

top ten

Yearling Colt Supreme Championship

Maharani HDM (Marajj x Miss Yahsminah Elamal), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Om El Sanadeed (Om El Shahmaan x Om El Jinaah), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Om El Arab International, USA.

Silver Supreme Champion and Yearling Colt Of 2010 (May-July) winner Aria Tresor IA (Brixx IA x Enzos Passion IA), shown by Frank Spönle for Steve Heathcott for owner Majestic Arabian Horse Partners LLC, USA.

Chaos PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Perfection PA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians, USA.

RD Dynamo (Bey Ambition x TF Falconsimprint), shown by Claudinei Machado for owners Murray and Shirley Popplewell, Canada.

MD Salvatore (Stival x RGA Miss Sykoul), shown by Michael Wilson for owner Manuel Durini, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Yearling Colt Of 2010 (April-May) winner Barzan Al Shahania (Stival x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Al Shahania Stud, Qatar.

FM Ti Sento (WH Justice x Psity Of Angels), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Mieke Sans, Belgium.

TLA Mr Charisma (Ames Charisma x TLA Dark Joy), shown by Travis Hansen for owners Tom and Linda Hinman, USA.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Yearling Colt Of 2010 ( January-April) winner Oceanos O (Enzo x Oceania O), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner oOne LLC, USA. m ay 2011 | 63

World Cup

top ten

Junior Mare Supreme Championship

Abha Raipur (El Perfecto x Abha Zenobia), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud, Qatar.

RA Empressa (Marwan Al Shaqab x Monogrammed Lady), shown by Robert Boggs for owner Rosenau Investments & Consulting, USA.

Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Mare Of 2008 (May-October) winner JJ La Baronesa (Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica), shown by David Boggs for owner Mayed SA, Argentina.

RD Challs Angel (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians, USA.

WH Cinema (Gazal Al Shaqab x Chili Pepper V), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owners Fred and Mary Widman, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Mare Of 2008 ( January-May) winner Alma Al Tiglio (Ajman Moniscione x Amanda Al Tiglio), shown by Frank Spönle for owners Ajman Stud and The Buzzi Family, United Arab Emirates.

RA Princess Jammal (Pershahn El Jamaal x Maggie Mae PGA), shown by Greg Gallún for owners Cindy McGown and Mark Davis, USA.

Always Valentine MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mulawa Arabian Stud Pty. Ltd., Australia.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Junior Mare Of 2009 (February-May) winner WC Godiva (Gazal Al Shaqab x JE Ali Selene), shown by Giacomo Capacci for Ricardo Rivero for owner Godiva Partners, USA. 64 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Aria Delphine (El Nabila B x MC Bessona), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Park Arabians LLC, USA.


Junior Stallion Supreme Championship

top ten


World Cup

Emphasis DDA (Signifikaynce x WR Jullane), shown by Raphael Curti for owner Carol Steppe, USA.

SW Abraxas (Ever After NA x Midnight Pashahn), shown by Frank Spรถnle for owner Luciana Fasano, Brazil.

Silver Supreme Champion and Junior Stallion Of 2009 (May-October) winner Cavalli (DA Valentino x Aspyn), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians, USA.

Armando El Aryes (Aryes El Ludjin x Anais El Bri), shown by Jerry Schall for owner David Zouch Ross, Australia.

Maxium (Magnum Forty Four x Sahtarah), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Mulawa Arabian Stud Pty. Ltd and Shane Edward Pty. Ltd., Australia.

Mecca SA (Ames Charisma x Mega Star LL), shown by Jordan Simons for owner Sonoran Arabians, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Junior Stallion Of 2009 ( January-April) winner AAS-Elishahh (Eden C x Sempre), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Luciana Fasano, Brazil.

LL Gaza (Gazal al Shaqab x Parys Creation), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Christopher Levoyer, USA.

Leander PA (Enzo x Elandra PASB), shown by Gary McDonald for owners Pomeroy Arabians Intl. and Langstroth & Co., USA.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Junior Stallion Of 2008 winner LC Athens (Regal Actor JP x Genevieve C), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner The Athens Partnership, USA. m ay 2011 | 65

World Cup

top ten

Senior Mare Supreme Championship

Diammond Lil (Versace x LF Eursofab), shown by Jordan Simons for owner Dr. Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajri, USA.

Abiline PCF (Legacy Of Fame x Breath Of Spring Psy), shown by Joao Rodrigues for owner Sam Peacemaker, USA.

Silver Supreme Champion and Senior Mare 6 Years & Older winner Star Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mystica Arabians, Australia.

FH Djamila (Dakar El Jamaal x Nughayma), shown by Gary McDonald for owners Ross and Marjeanne McDonald, USA.

Angelina Showlee (Showkayce x SC Zimpatique), shown by Raphael Curti for owner Carol Steppe, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Mare 6 Years & Older winner Panarea By Palawan (WH Justice x Palawan), shown by Frank Spรถnle for owner Ajman Stud, United Arab Emirates.

Fellada JCA ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Fallada), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Jade Creek Arabians, USA.

Star Of Sonya (Padrons Psyche x Bey Sonya), shown by Giacomo Capacci for Ricardo Rivero for owners Terry and Pauline McLaughlin, USA.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Senior Mare Of 2006 winner El Sanadika IA (Sanadik El Shaklan x Magnalina), shown by Jordan Simons for owner Dr. Ghanem Mohamed Obaid Al Hajri, USA. 66 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Mystical Lady (FS Bengali x Star Of Sonya), shown by Giacomo Capacci for Ricardo Rivero for owners Terry and Pauline McLaughlin, USA.

World Cup

top ten

Senior Stallion Supreme Championship

SF Veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), shown by Ted Carson for owner Patti Scheier, USA.

Brixx IA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace), shown by Jeff Schall for owner HB Arabians LLC, USA.

Silver Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion Of 2007 winner Abha Qatar (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjkalba), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

WH York (Marwan Al Shaqab x WH Moneca Ren), shown by Robert Boggs for owner Ali Mohammed Al Ali, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Masquerade PA (Armani FC x Cazsandra), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Pegasus Arabians, USA.

Maddox Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset), shown by Frank Spönle for owner Sally Bedeker, USA.

Gold Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 6-8 Years Old winner FA El Shawan (Marwan Al Shaqab x Foxbriar Shakita), shown by Greg Gallún for owner El Shawan Partners, Brazil.

Jullyani ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Sharise), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner JM Stud, USA.

WC Ali Gazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x Je Ali Selene), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Holly Woods Dillin, USA.

Bronze Supreme Champion and Senior Stallion 12 Years & Older winner Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar), shown by Frank Spönle for owner Sally Bedeker, USA. n m ay 2011 | 67



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b e yo n d T h e C u rTA i n by Linda White

“For a very large number of independent, repeated trials, the observed frequency of success will approximate the probability of each trail’s success.” —Jakob Bernoulli (1654-1705), regarding Bernoulli’s law of probability

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bernoulli’s language is awfully obscure, but his law pretty much sums up

Arabian horse breeding, doesn’t it? An Arabian horse breeder’s probability

law might read, “For a very large number of independently arrived-at, often-

repeated choices breeders make every year, the observed frequency of success

will approximate the likelihood of each pairing’s success.” most Arabian horse people’s idea of a successful breeding is a beautiful, living, defect-free Arabian

foal capable of growing up to realize its full potential, whatever that proves to be. We learned (probably sooner than our parents would have preferred) that

successful horse breeding requires two participants: a stallion and a mare.

We know more about Arabian stallions because their owners tend to promote

them. Promoting a stallion can range from signs in local tack shops to glorious photo spreads and editorial copy designed to engage an international Arabian breed publication’s readership, but the net effect is that it is easy for even

the most neophyte horse lover to learn a sire’s pedigree, his show record, the

achievements of his offspring, the trainability of his foals and even what he is like around the barn.

The Arabian mare, we hear far less about. she is equally indispensable, yet she usually gets second billing. only a mare or filly’s high profile achievements

seem to propel her into the spotlight. once in awhile a glamorous photograph or ad layout featuring mares catches our eye. Visits to breeding farms and

ranches might include meeting a broodmare or two, but too often we spend

our time in the stallion barn. Like munchkins, cowardly lions and other oz residents, we don’t look behind the curtain.

And yet, what is more lovely than an Arabian mare? Why do mares attract us? because make no mistake about it, they have a special allure, and have for centuries. As early as the ancients created the written word, horsemen

have expressed their adoration for the Arabian mare. mares are beautiful, but surely it isn’t that simple. Can it be their eyes, beguiling us and drawing us

like moths to a flame? Does their femininity make them irresistible? or might it be their knowing, uncanny interest in humans? our passion for them far

exceeds anything a horse’s earthly achievements would generate. What intrinsic qualities captured our attention in the first place? if we bred and raised a particular mare, why did we keep her?

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Let’s look behind the curtain, as a selection of

Arabian type, or silhouette, that appeals to me. i

mares—and the mares who inspire such devotion.

graceful way they move, and most of all, i love their

Arabian owners and breeders discuss why they love

Pre-eminent breeder sheila Varian bought her first Arabian mare more than 50 years ago. since then

love their incredible heads, those amazing eyes, the

personalities. And every Arabian mare has her own unique personality!”

her thoughtful, informed choices have brought us

Don and Lisa Camacho of Pleasant Prairie, Wis.,

defect-free Arabian foals like the example mentioned

also board several other breeds. “What draws me

hundreds, or more accurately, thousands of beautiful, earlier. Varian-bred Arabians are inclined to grow

up and realize their full potential in discipline after discipline, always striving to carry out every task

asked of them. And best of all, they pass on their desirable qualities.

raise Arabians at their Windrose Farm, but they to Arabians most is the way they interact with

people,” Don explains. “other breeds interact much differently. They couldn’t care less about humans,

but Arabians will come right up to you. They enjoy being with people.

“The more you know about a mare’s parents, her

“our favorite mares are major Love Affair and her

breeder you will be,” Varian advises, “but it’s not just

and great beauty, but also because of their wonderful

grandparents and on back, the more successful a

about pedigree; you have to include temperament,

conformation, trainability, and usability in making

your selections. That is why every mare at my farm is broke to ride before we breed her. We have diligently culled mares that won’t train, or have soundness,

conformation or temperament problems. We have done this over so many years that those things almost never occur.

“i have no favorites, but what most endears a mare to me is her femininity. i want mares who are females, who look and act like ladies. They should be strong

dam, HL infactuation, not only for their quality personalities. We had seen HL infactuation as a baby, and again as a 2- and 3-year-old. she has

always been the kind of horse who gets all snorty and brilliant in the show ring, but turns it off at

home. When we had the opportunity to buy her daughter, major Love Affair, from margit and Warren bentley, we did so immediately.

“major Love Affair puts on her game face at shows. she won the titles of 2008 U.s. national Champion

senior mare and 2006 U.s. national reserve

Champion senior mare AAoTH. she was a 2003

and correct, with good conformation, but they

U.s. national Top Ten Futurity Filly, and she has

in jest, “i want the ones that curtsy to you.”

championships to her credit, but at home, she is

should be feminine. You know,” she says, only partly

Haras santa Ventura owner eduardo Gama

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two other U.s. Top Tens and all kinds of regional relaxed and very easy to be around. she is more of a

princess than her mother. she has paid her dues in the show ring, but at home she is the kind of horse you

can throw a lead rope on and take with you anywhere.”

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The Varian-owned mare and dam of leading sire Afire Bey V, Autumn Fire, with her Huckleberry Bey colt Autumn Blaze V.

Trainer Keith Krichke with Major Love Affair, owned by Windrose Farm.

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mike brennan is the breeding manager at Cedar

ridge Arabians. “i think what draws me to them is their aura, a quality that’s hard to describe, but it’s intoxicating,” he offers. “no matter how bad your

day has been, when a mare walks up to you and

buries her head under your arm, all your tension

and anxiety disappear. Arabian mares are somehow cleansing and comforting to be around.

“it even gives me goose bumps to talk about

them. i’ve got a few old mares that aren’t much to look at anymore, but what they have given me is

immeasurable; they will die with me. one of my

favorite old mares is Toi Jabaska. i love everything

about her. Whatever else she may have done in the

show ring or as a producer, she has always given us everything she had.”

“she has always been happy to do whatever we asked of her,” adds Lollie Ames. “i can understand how passionate people are about their Arabian mares, because Dick and Lara and i, and everyone who works here at Cedar ridge, feel the same way.” “in my experience, the attraction lies in their

uncanny ability to bond with us,” Penny Gute replies to the inquiry. “Arabian mares have a relationship with you. They make eye contact; when you look into her eyes, you see someone very intelligent in there looking back at you.

“Alexis srA is by far the mare i have bonded

most with,” continues Gute. she and her physician husband, Jim, are the proprietors of West Lawn Farm in Faribault, minn. “she and i enjoy each

other’s company. When we go for a ride in the

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onto her bareback and she will take me wherever i

want to go. We trust each other completely. When i

go into the stall to see her new foal, it’s as if she says

proudly, ‘Look what i just did!’ she is very protective of her new foals, and i’m the only one she will let

come near them. i’m the only person she will allow

to soothe and calm her while the vet checks over the new baby.

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Cedar Ridge Arabians’ Toi Jabaska and Lara Ames.

Alexis SRA, owned by West Lawn Farm.

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“Another favorite mare is Papillons Kallima. i

can speak to her, and she to me, without saying

a word. she has impacted our breeding program

tremendously by passing on her quality and kind temperament. i retained and raised my third

favorite mare, Kameliah, when i sold her dam. she fits in perfectly around here. Like all Arabians,

she is very intuitive, and can sense whether or not she can trust you. Kameliah knows she can trust

me, and that trust colors everything that happens between us. Horses are better judges of character than most people.”

Alicia Pace and her husband, Jack, own stonehedge Farm, LLC, in metamora, mich. in 1988 Pace

treated herself to riding lessons at a local stable. Her lesson horse happened to be an Arabian

stallion, and she fell in love with another Arabian she saw at the stable, a little chestnut mare.

“sometime later i bought our first Arabian mare, bright eyes, in foal to Pro-Fire,” Pace says.

“she was very pretty and she looked so much

like the chestnut mare i had fallen in love with

originally.” Pace added others when she saw ones

she really liked; several became stonehedge Farms foundation mares.

“in september, 1989, i attended a seminar where i saw and really liked a big, bay, long-necked

scottsdale as a yearling. Pace bought her in 1991 in

national championships and top tens in english

using her as a broodmare.

bred her to Promotion; she produced a daughter i

“i bought her off a tape—one of only two

to Promotion and she produced three beautiful

whom Pace’s friend Danny bergren liked at

of those mares are drop-dead gorgeous and they

filly named TAF Tres Jolie, who later won many pleasure and pleasure driving. i purchased her and still have today.”

Another stonehedge mare is HF bittersweet,

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foal to Huckleberry bey for the express purpose of

horses i have ever bought that way. i bred her

broodmares that are very valuable to me. All three

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are wonderful producers. HF bittersweet’s daughter sF sweet elegance produced sF Aftershoc, who

was unanimous 2009 AePA saddle seat Pleasure Futurity Champion at scottsdale and 2010 U.s.

national reserve Champion english Pleasure Junior Horse.

“i first saw spectra Pr as a 3-year-old at the

buckeye,” she continues. “i loved her fire and talent,

so i ran over to her trainer’s stalls and asked about

her. she became the 1991 U.s. national Champion

english Pleasure Junior Horse that october, and i bought her in December. she then won the 1992 U.s. national reserve Championship in english Pleasure. she is a wonderful mare who always

showed her heart out, yet is very much a pleasure

to be around at home. she produced multi-national champion stallion sF specs shocwave and his

brother, sF spellbound. They are her first two

sons, and both were unanimous english pleasure

champions. she has produced 10 more foals that are just now getting into the show ring. They all are

beautiful and supremely talented like their mother, and they all have her wonderful temperament.

spectra Pr is now 23 and still producing foals.”

Jullye El Ludjin, owned by Haras Santa Ventura.

Jullye el Ludjin, Panarea by Palawan and Honey’s Delight rb are eduardo Gama’s favorite mares.

“one is Jullye el Ludjin because to me, she has the

most perfect body and Arabian type,” he says, “and

she has a production record that creates a benchmark

for the Arabian breed. Panarea by Palawan is another

favorite because she too has perfect Arabian type. she knows that she is a star, and she shows off her stardom to everyone everywhere.

“i love Honey’s Delight, in part because of the pride

i feel when i hear people like Walter mishek, David boggs, Greg Gallún, rodolfo Guzzo and many

other Arabian horse people say that she is today one of the world’s most spectacular Arabian fillies—a superstar. Added to that is the fact that Honey’s

Delight loves to show. Whether we are in the show ring or at home, she has never let me down. she is always a queen.” n 86 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

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West Lawn Farm Presenting the Three Grand Dames of West Lawn Farms! Alexis SRA (Exceptionn x Almadina) U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Mare

Penelope WLF

Magneeto WLF

Kodiak Starr WLF

Iowa Gold Star Reserve Champion Yearling Filly Open MAHB Reserve Champion Yearling Auction Filly

Scottsdale Top Ten Yearling Colt U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt

Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Gelding Scottsdale Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse

(x Alexis SRA)

(x Alexis SRA)

Lexxon WLF (x Alexis SRA)

(x Alexis SRA)

Angellinah WLF

(x Bey Starrlett WLF out of Alexis SRA)

MAHB Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Regional Champion Yearling Filly Canadian National Reserve MAHB Unanimous Champion Champion Futurity Colt Yearling Filly Canadian National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

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Papillons Kallima & Penny Gute

Kameliah (AC Eternaly Yours x Padrons Kamea)

Excelante WLF

Sylviah WLF

MAHB Top Five Auction Filly Multi-Champion Halter and Western Pleasure

Scottsdale Grand Champion Mare JTH Regional Champion Yearling Filly

(x Kameliah)

(x Kameliah)

(IK Papillon x Whispering Bask) Scottsdale Reserve Champion Filly

Fame Femme Fatale (x Papillons Kallima)

Barretta WLF (x Papillons Kallima)

MAHB Champion Auction Filly MAHB Champion Auction Colt Regional Champion Mare AOTH U.S. National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Spechall WLF

Psyerrah WLF

Krystallynne WLF

Alantrra WLF

Regional Champion Yearling Filly Exported to Jordan

MAHB Champion Auction Filly Regional Reserve Champion Mare

MAHB Reserve Champion Auction Filly

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(x Kameliah)

(x Kameliah)

Promising young stock available for purchase. Fairly priced, multi-program nominated.

(x Papillons Kallima)

(x Papillons Kallima)

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(x Papillons Kallima)

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Through The In-gate Why Trainers Show


t’s not hard to understand why trainers train horses. There

are a myriad of reasons, but bottom line, it must be assumed that they care about the animals and that they enjoy training

them for a role in the modern world. but why, one wonders, would

trainers want to subject themselves to the long hours and pressure

of showing? Perhaps it is fun at first, but a few years into the job,

doesn’t the strain of travel and the constant demand for performance start to pale? Apparently not, since so many Arabian trainers keep doing it, year in and year out.

so, what is the appeal of the show ring for trainers? Why do they

keep coming back, pushing the envelope in the race for ribbons? We asked a selection of today’s trainers, from those early in their career to experienced headliners who are already at the top of their game.

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Jenna Ball Westridge Ar abians River Falls, Wis. _______________________________________________ “being in the ring with any horse i’ve trained or worked with is such a thrill. you learn something new from every experience you have with that horse, and when the show is over and we head back home, i have new goals on how to better our performance. but it’s really watching my clients have a successful ride and seeing the excitement in their faces that gives me the biggest sense of accomplishment. “i honestly love the horses i work with. i’m so new to the business that i’m not set in my ways, and i like changing things if something is not working. i learn something from every new horse i get and from watching other trainers who have ‘been there and done that.’ i’m just open to everything.”


Bob Battaglia Battaglia Far ms Scottsdale, Ariz. _______________________________________________ “Where to begin? There are several levels of excitement about competing. one, the most exciting is showing a horse you’ve bred and trained—showing the world it can be done, and how hard you’ve worked to make it happen. And to get as close to a perfect performance as possible. Two, to see your riders go in the ring and try to do everything you have taught them, to see if the hours and hours of hard work and practice has paid off. it’s not always for the ribbons; it’s for the ride. That’s most important. it’s to see that the horse and rider you’ve worked with do their job and really, really enjoy the accomplishment. Three, it’s the horses— why we’re all in this sport. They keep everything in perspective for you. They learn and give, and you learn and work together as a team. There’s nothing more exciting and adrenaline-pumping than riding in a ring like Freedom Hall, with its history and its nostalgia of the great moments in time we’ve all shared, and now you are showing your own horse there. This is what’s most enjoyable about showing horses to me. “Let me add my thanks to all the breeders, the clients, my fellow horsemen, and to the horses for a lifestyle and lifetime of challenges and rewards in the show ring that i wouldn’t change for anything.”

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Joyce Bernier-Ventruella Legends Crest Tr aining Stables Fort Wayne, Ind. _______________________________________________ “i just love to compete, first of all. Then too, i find it really thrilling when you can feel that excitement and the intensity coming off the crowd as they’re waiting for the horses to come through the gate. And listening to the buzz as you go down the rail with a performance or halter horse and everybody’s so excited—i love that. it’s such a thrill, showing beautiful horses. There’s nothing like the feeling of going through the gate and knowing that all eyes are on your beautiful horse.”

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David Boggs Midwest Rogers, Minn. _______________________________________________ “i’m passionate about the breeding of horses. Halter trainers are passionate about the presentation, the connection, the one-on-one that you have with a horse that really gives his all, shows his best and is a beautiful animal on the end of the line. it’s electrifying, the sense of achievement and doing a great presentation with a great horse. Having that horse appreciated by the breeders and judges is really what it’s all about for me. “Whether it’s a small show or the nationals, you get butterflies—a little nervousness—before the class. When those leave me, i will stop. There’s the curiosity of ‘will that horse perform,’ and when he does, it’s an awesome feeling. When you have that happen with a great horse and you have a great achievement, it’s like winning the lottery. it’s really a lot of fun.”

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Through The In-gaTe—Why TraIners shoW _______________________________________________

Vicki Humphrey Vicki Humphrey Tr aining Center Canton, Ga. _______________________________________________


“Honestly, there are two things i like best about showing. one, is that there is a goal for every horse. it may be winning the nationals, or it may not be—it may just be for that horse to reach its potential, which may be less than a national championship. regardless of what it is, you do your homework and prepare that horse to the best of your and his ability. showing is like taking a test or passing the bar. if the horse performs the way you thought he could, you pass the test. That’s your proof of what you’ve done and the effort you’ve put into it; it validates what you’re doing. “The other thing that keeps me in the show ring is the pure adrenaline enjoyment of the ideal ride. you go through the gate, your adrenaline is up, the horse’s adrenaline is up, you’re on fire and you feel the energy of the arena, the energy of the crowd. making a victory pass on a horse like revelation is a full-on blast of adrenaline.”

Jessica Clinton Vicki Humphrey Tr aining Center Canton, Ga. _______________________________________________ “i’ve shown my whole life, and i still get excited—not in a nervous way, but in a thrilling way—when the gate opens and it’s time to go in the ring. i don’t think it’s ever going to get old for me. i’m so young, i still feel like i have something to prove. “it’s very exciting, training a horse from scratch, starting with them as a baby, getting them to the show ring and getting a ribbon. That is a huge feeling of accomplishment. That feeling of accomplishment (the “yeah, i did that!”) is probably the main driving force for showing, whether you trained a horse or put an amateur in the ring. This is why we do it.”

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R aymond Mazzei Furioso Far ms Temecula, Calif. _______________________________________________ “Training is part of what i do for a living. i like working horses; i like the riding aspect, even though when i’ve showed, usually it has been halter horses. showing lets me see how the style of the horse has evolved. When you talk to people, you get only their insight, but when you go in the ring anywhere in the world, you see what is actually happening with the horses, what has gotten better and what i might think has deteriorated. i’ve been in this business for many years—i know that in the Arabian breed, we’re always looking for something extreme and we go through cycles. What i like most about showing is that it keeps you honest. you see what’s real, not just what people say or what we call an American style, a european, Polish or egyptian style, or a straight this or that. showing keeps me abreast of the reality of the situations in the halter and performance rings.”


Claudinei Machado R ae-Dawn Ar abians Sask atoon, Sask., Canada, and Scottsdale, Ariz. _______________________________________________ “For me, what works in the show ring is to see my horses happy there. i like to remember that when they started, they were hairy and didn’t know anything about showing, and in the end, they’re beautiful, they’re doing things that don’t come naturally to them— and they’re still happy.”

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Dan McConaughey Westridge Far m River Falls, Wis. _______________________________________________ “For me, it’s the thrill of competition, competing on a horse that you’ve trained and you’re trying to show off to its best. That’s the ideal situation. everything i do with the horses at home is about preparing that horse for its 10 minutes in the arena, and then it’s the challenge of making the horse be the best it can be. Whether or not i’m successful is based on each horse; for some horses to go in and give 80 percent is a victory for them, even if they don’t get a ribbon. “And it’s not just about me competing in the show ring. it also applies when one of my amateurs is on a horse in the ring. it’s seeing everything they’ve been working on come together for them, and seeing them use the tools they’ve learned at home to help them and their horse be the best they can be in the show ring.”

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Justin McManus Battaglia Far ms Scottsdale, Ariz. _______________________________________________ “The most enjoyable part of competition is the victory pass! That would be my favorite part. “To be serious, the best part is the time when a young horse is starting to gain confidence and go into the ring with confidence—that transformation period where they’re starting to figure out their job, and they’re getting bold and they’re becoming a show horse. That’s probably the most fun for me: feeling that metamorphosis, that transformation and maturity as they develop. All of a sudden, you’re going through the gate and their ears are up and their tail is up, and they’re ready to go in there and put on a show for you. you know that you’ve been doing right by them because they’re starting to get confident.”

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Through The In-gaTe—Why TraIners shoW ___________________________________________

Mike Miller Smoky Mountain Park Ar abians Knoxville, Tenn. ___________________________________________ “i really do enjoy horse shows. it’s the challenge of having a horse prepared correctly at a particular point in time, and the satisfaction of your hard work coming to a culmination and paying off. now, as we’re getting into a segment of life where we’re doing more breeding, and showing horses that we’ve bred, there’s a different satisfaction in seeing the whole plan come together. it’s always satisfying having a good horse learn its job and do well, but when it’s a horse that you put thought into and made breeding decisions on and foaled and raised and prepared—for that horse to be successful in the show ring, i think it’s a more complete experience. it’s the sense of satisfaction of the total job.”


Ashley Roberts Vicki Humphrey Tr aining Center Canton, Ga. ____________________________________________ “There is nothing more exciting than putting your foot in the irons aboard a high-trotting park horse moments before the bugle blows, when nervous anticipation meets the bright lights and the in-gate opens—it’s show time! months, sometimes years, of preparation all come together, and if you are lucky enough to be mounted on something special, it will not matter what the outcome is. When the class is called and you’re in line, there is nothing better than the feeling that you’ve left everything in the ring and done your best.”

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Jim Stachowski Stachowski Far ms M antua, Ohio _______________________________________________ “i do it because these owners breed or buy their horses, and it’s fun seeing the pride and enjoyment they have when their horses win—when they see their horses shine. it’s the fulfillment of their dreams. it’s all a matter of responsibility to the owners; it always has been. you see all the effort they’ve gone to, and you want to see them win. i try to make that happen.”


Jeff Schall Shada, Inc. Elk River, Minn. _______________________________________________ “i like the show ring for the fact that it gives me an opportunity to create special moments by showing horses in the finest of fashion. it’s in these moments that i think we, as trainers, reaffirm to ourselves that we’re doing what we’re supposed to be doing—pursuing our calling. Those are things that keep us pushing forward and, to some extent, believing in ourselves.”

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Tom Thiesen Conway Ar abians Chatfield, Minn. _______________________________________________ “What i enjoy about showing right now is that at Conway Arabians, the vast majority of the horses i show were bred and raised here. my favorite part of showing is when i’m ‘showing off ’ to the public what we’ve accomplished in our breeding and training program. it’s one thing for us at home to watch our own horses grow up, get trained and start looking fancy, but it’s another thing to get out in the public eye and show them what you’ve got. “i’m always competitive, but it’s not about winning prizes (although that’s the frosting on the cake!). it’s about showing the public what we’ve bred, raised and trained. That’s what has kept me going year after year. And even when i’m showing horses that other people have bred, it’s pretty much the same, if i have the luxury of training it from day one. i still get to take that horse out and show the public what we have accomplished as a team.” ■


Peter Stachowski Stachowski Far ms M antua, Ohio _______________________________________________ “you bring a horse on and you try to do the best you can with it, and showing is the end result of what you’ve done. When i show a horse, i just try to show it to the best of its ability and have a good ride. you hope to have everything come together at the right time, especially at the nationals. “every year is a new year and every show is a new show. you can do it all your life, and yet there’s always new competition, new horses. Things are forever changing— horses, training techniques, showing techniques. it’s always a new day; it’s never the same. it just keeps evolving.”

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Leaders Of The Times: May Calendar Feature

KA Odysseus by Colleen Scott

The KA Odysseus Partners: Silver Lake Arabians, Rain Dancer Arabians, Perry and Shelby Williams Tonganoxie, Kan. Jerad Cooper and his wife, Christi, Stranger Creek ranch, have made it their mission to help Arabian horse lovers achieve their dreams. The KA Odysseus (Odyssey SC x ellure A) partnership is just one example of the couple’s out-of-the-box thinking. “Jerad had developed the idea of bringing together an investment group of hands-on horse people, an opportunity not just to own part of an investment but actively participate in the show experience and daily life of a top Arabian stallion,” explains Deb Hodge, rain Dancer Arabians. The other partners, Tarrance and Jacqueline Floyd, of Silver Lake Arabians LLC, and Shelby and Perry Williams, are equally involved in the life of KA Odysseus, a role none of them could have ever imagined. born in 2004, KA Odysseus won the region 10 Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Championship and followed that in 2007 with a Canadian Top Ten Arabian Futurity Colt title. He has begun a career under saddle in western pleasure, but it is his future as a breeding stallion that excites the partners. SiLveR LAKe ARAbiAnS Tarrance and Jacqueline Floyd Wichita, Kan. “We’ve always had a love of horses,” says Tarrance Floyd. “my first ride was on an Arabian gelding in Langston, Okla. Jacqueline’s father, elmer, and her grandfather, Pete LuGrand, were old school horsemen in boley, Okla. “We first saw KA Odysseus in 2009 at equiFest in Wichita, and it was love at first sight,” he continues. “After coming home and studying his bloodline, we were 110 | A r A bi A n HOr Se T i meS

convinced that an investment in a share of him would pay off in the long run. We were blessed to be able to purchase a share in his sire, Odyssey SC, later the same year.” The couple rounded out their breeding program with a stellar group of mares by such renowned stallions as Falcon bHF, Fausto CrH, LD Pistal, Ames Charisma and ecaho. “We have one yearling filly on the ground, Odelia CA, out of the mare madonna K,” says Floyd. “She will be headed to iowa for the Gold Star Auction. We also have a grey weanling colt by Odyssey SC who is Scottsdale-, iowa- and minnesota-bound for 2012.” As they look to the future with KA Odysseus and his offspring, the Floyds are excited about the opportunities they see. Their Falcon bHF daughter, TF Falcons beauty, is in foal, and the couple is looking forward to showing the resulting offspring in the auction classes at both the iowa Gold Star and minnesota Arabian Horse breeders shows in 2013.

Rain DanceR aRabians Deb Hodge Spring Hill, Kan. Deb Hodge met Jerad Cooper when she was in need of a farrier for her first horse, an unregistered yearling Half-Arabian filly named Rain Dancer. On one of his visits, Cooper brought a video of a young stallion he had just purchased. “He floated and moved like nothing I’d ever seen before,” Hodge recalls. “He took my breath away. That was my introduction to KA Odysseus. I had no idea on that day that my life had just changed.” Over the next few years, Hodge watched KA Odysseus mature. “He reflects his lineage of Bey Shah from both Odyssey SC and Ellura A, and *Aladdinn, PA Kasenova and *El Shaklan,” she adds, listing other standouts in the stallion’s pedigree. “Because I was a regular visitor to Stranger Creek Ranch, I was able to watch him mature in both body and mind. I fell in love with him in a very personal way.” In 2009, Hodge, along with the others, became partners in the stallion. It was a decision that was validated quickly. In March of that year, the filly Pallas Athyne CA (x Madonna K) was born. She would go on to claim the 2010 MAHB Auction Filly ATH Yearling title, bringing home a hefty $18,279. This year, she has started out with a Scottsdale Top Ten Yearling Filly title. Hodge is excited about the future with KA Odysseus and particularly the foal she is expecting from Vanidi Fair, a mare by the late Sidi-Brahim, out of Fatima Ala Bahr. “We believe the beautiful Spanish bloodline will produce something extraordinary when combined with KA Odysseus,” she says.

PeRRy anD shelby Williams DeSoto, Kan. email: “My husband and I both grew up loving horses and have had them all our lives,” says Shelby Williams. “Most of my experience had been with Quarter Horses and Paints. One day a friend of ours, Jerad Cooper, asked us to try out one of his Arabians. It was soon after that we really learned to appreciate the breed. Their beauty, intelligence and stamina are incomparable.” It wasn’t long before their appreciation for the breed resulted in action. Perry and Shelby are now the proud owners of five Arabians and part owners of KA Odysseus and his sire, Odyssey SC. She describes her attraction to KA Odysseus in particular. “He is a superb stallion, not only in his appearance, but also in his disposition,” she says. “He is very gentle, yet full of spirit and personality. He encompasses the best of all qualities in the Arabian breed.” The Williams’ are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a foal out of the Russian-bred mare Patriotik Nastasia, from the line of Patron. “We chose her in particular because of her beauty and disposition,” she says. “We also bred KA Odysseus to our bay tobiano Half-Arabian mare, VT Ice Moka. We hope to get his physical characteristics along with her color.” Based on the results of his progeny so far, the KA Odysseus partners look forward to a bright future. As Shelby Williams sums it up, “We hope to continue the legacy of KA Odysseus with competitive offspring.” n M AY 2011 | 111

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Ann Stover Arabian Horse Community Idol

by Linda White

Ann Stover aboard RRA PF Mirad in Winterhaven, Fla., 1973.

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Pr o f o u n d l y influencing several generations of children and adults for the better may well immortalize Ann Nolan Stover. Long after she has ascended to that celestial horse show where nobody goes lame or even casts a shoe, her courage and steadfastness will continue to shine. And over the years, the Arabian horse community has been the better for it. Horses were always right up there in the front row of the Nolan family’s experience. Ann’s father, Bill Nolan, a Baptist preacher’s son, was reared with horses, first in Decatur, Ga., and later, on Atlanta’s Brady Avenue. When a dreamed-of professional baseball offer did not materialize, he studied at Texas A&M University and pursued a career as a horseman and a judge in both American Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses. He married Anna Kenny in 1934, and in time they produced a daughter they called Ann, after her mother. In 1940, the AQHA Registry was opened and Bill Nolan sold a group of the first Quarter Horses ever recorded to Hartford Insurance in Hartford, Conn. He took his wife and daughter along when he delivered the horses to the company, which had bought them as an investment. “When we crossed the state line into Connecticut, Dad pulled off the road,” Ann Nolan, now Ann Stover, remembers. “I stepped out of the car onto what I thought would just be the berm—and landed in a snow bank! It went up over my knees; I was so surprised.” She smiles as she recalls her first encounter with snow.

“For 10 years, until my brother Billy came along, I was an only child. Dad taught me to ride and drive his horses, but I wanted a horse of my own and all I ever wanted was an Arabian. My first horse was a palomino Half-Arabian that came from Ringling Bros. Circus’ winter quarters in Sarasota, Fla. In those days Arabians were small, so Dad teased me about my little horse. He would call me ‘the pony lady.’ I worked for him, schooling and driving the young horses, which included the Standardbred road horses he would show and then race the next day. By 1961, I had a stable of my own, where I taught riding and tried to put together enough money to buy the right horses.” Ann Nolan married Harold Stover, a mechanical engineer and inventor of locomotive parts, who has lovingly supported his wife’s and their only daughter’s dreams for just shy of five decades. Christi Burden, now Christi Lazear, was an early student at the operation Stover named Greenbrier. “I was born horse crazy!” she says. “She would put me on a huge school horse and would sit behind the saddle to help me post. When I was 8 or 9, she let me ride that huge school horse outside the ring, which was a big deal, and one day she said, ‘You’re ready for a trail ride!’ “We admired Ann so much. She was strict with us kids, but she taught me so much, and not just about horses, but about life. She was great. She also taught me how to drive a tractor. And Ann could take the scruffiest horse and

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Ann Stover and friends after a successful show in Decatur, Ala., 1971.

turn it into a champion. I remember one day when she bought a mare off a dealer’s truck. Ann put a saddle on her and the mare bucked all the way to the riding ring! I, of course, immediately wanted her and begged Mom to buy her for me. “When they went into Arabians exclusively, it made a huge impression on me. The horses were so amazingly beautiful and intelligent. Ann had several big clients by then, and she and her daughter Beth began showing and winning top tens with their horses at the U.S. Nationals every year. I would go along to help. We had so much fun! Full board in those days was $55, but she let me keep my horse there for $35 because I would help feed and take care of the almost 80 head at Greenbrier at the time.” Little Christi could not have realized that a darker element provoked Stover’s buying the mare off the dealer’s truck.

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Unknown to the child, Stover constantly rescued horses being trucked through Georgia on their way to killer buyers in Florida. Another, slightly older, student did understand her instructor’s frequent acts of kindness. Claire Boyd, now Claire Drew, began taking lessons at Greenbrier when she was 11. “We didn’t just get on a horse, take a lesson, and get off,” Drew says. “She taught us everything about horses, from the parts of saddles, equipment and grooming tools, to how to feed and take care of them. She instilled in us a respect for the horse, which helped us develop respect for ourselves. She nurtured in us a deep love and sense of responsibility for these wonderful creatures that had become such an important part of our lives. She encouraged us to grow, to spread our wings and do more and more with whatever gifts we had been given. With Ann, there were no limits. She invested in our lives.

Ann Stover “Every week she would rescue horses off the killer truck. She would look them over, select the ones that seemed to have promise, and buy them. With her direction, we kids would get them going, break them to ride, and she would place them in loving homes. What an opportunity for us, helping break and train those green rescue horses! I’ll bet Ann saved hundreds of horses over the years.” “Three words—knowledge, integrity and dedication— come to mind when I think of Ann Stover,” volunteers Justin Polk, a one-time dressage exhibitor who began riding with Stover and Beth nearly 25 years ago. “They introduced me to the Arabian breed and the Arabian industry, and under Ann’s instruction I learned to ride and show the Arabian horse.” As Stover’s legion of friends and admirers well know, she has encouraged and guided countless students to understanding and living by their integrity, first as individuals and then as Arabian horse devotees. “As a national and international judge who has judged most of the 18 regional shows, the U.S., Canadian and Youth Nationals, national championship shows in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Sweden and other specialty shows, Ann brings that same level of integrity to the show ring,” adds Polk. He continues to be an admirer and friend of longstanding. Cathy Vincent’s feelings about Stover echo Polk. “Ann is one of the most beautiful, courageous women I have ever known in the Arabian horse business,” says the Delaware trainer, breeder and judge. “She is much understated, but her kindness and knowledge about so many things in this world are second to none.” What about Stover’s own personal and professional idols? Whom did she most admire, and who were her role models when she was growing up? “Dad was the person I admired most of all,” she reflects. “He could do, and did, everything. He trained and judged Saddlebreds, trained and judged Quarter Horses, bought ponies from David Neil, and sold a pony to Phil Parker.” Neil and Parker were highly respected Saddlebred, Hackney pony and road horse trainers of that era. “Dad bought Honey Child for me,” she continues, naming a talented three-gaited pony who was a favorite equine

Top: Ann and Beth Stover. Middle: Trainer Joel Kiesner and Ann Stover at the Region 12 Show in 2003. Bottom: Beth Stover aboard multi-Champion El Rojo Parte and Ann Stover.

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Beth Stover and Ann Stover.

Stover’s contributions extend far beyond the students, both equine and human, that she has mentored in more than 40 years as a professional. Her labors on behalf of the community and breed she loves include serving as Georgia Arabian Horse Association President and GAHA Horse Show Chair, as a member of IAHA’s Sweepstakes Commissions, and as a member of the AHA English Committee and Judges’ Steering Commission. She also has served on the Youth Nationals Show Committee, having fought long and hard to bring to fruition the event that so effectively showcases the youth who compete with their Arabians and Half-Arabians. partner. In later years, an original oil of Honey Child and Ann hung above the Nolans’ mantel. “Later I bought Honey Child’s daughter, Honeysuckle, for Beth to show. They were both very refined and beautiful. Beth was 4 when she started showing ponies, and was in the first grade when she started riding and showing Arabians.” Stover reminisces about famous Arabian horses and people from the past. “I remember seeing *El Mudir and feeding grass to *Bask. Jerry Smola was at Lasma then. When Beth was a tiny baby, I sat in the rain with her at a loading clinic Jerry Smola gave at Frank Rust’s. Joe Moore worked for Janice Girard then. Joe was a fanatic about never putting a brush to horses’ tails. You picked them carefully, and then rubbed them with brilliantine to keep in the moisture. Dry tail hair breaks easily,” she adds.

Ann Stover has devoted a lifetime to teaching students and horses to excel. Her skill, understanding, wisdom and compassion have led generations of horses and humans to excel in their particular inclinations, and to be all that they can be.

“Three words— knowledge, integrity and dedcation— come to mind when I think of Ann Stover.” —Justin Polk

“Harold Brite was a great person, filled with kindness. He knew everything, and he would always share his knowledge with anybody who wanted to learn. One time, Beth showed her palomino Half-Arabian, Sandy Acres Ready Cash. Beth was very shy back then, but when they were lined up, the judge asked her who her horse was. She told him, ‘This is my best friend.’ That judge was Harold Brite.”

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“Our youth are our future,” she explains. “It was good to help bring the concept to reality. We love to see good ideas succeed.”

“It has been a great life,” she offers, and adds that her daughter has been her greatest joy. “Is there anything I would change, or do differently? I greatly appreciate all the good things that have come my way, and love what Beth and I do. I just wish there were more of it.”

Beth Stover is an “R” judge and many-time national winner with horses she and her mother have trained for clients and, occasionally, for themselves. There are currently 20 horses at the Stover farm: 13 are in the barn and seven are turned out. Mother and daughter own all but one, an old gelding, together. “I have never turned away a child or a dog,” Stover says. “Not that long ago we placed 90-some horses in good

Ann Stover homes. They came from a Georgia Arabian farm that had financial problems, and could no longer afford to feed the animals. I got a call about the situation, and told the person who phoned me, ‘I am on my way.’ We drove the two hours, and when we got there, we could see immediately that they were the result of a carefully planned breeding program. I called all my friends, and they called their friends, and I told everybody, ‘You have to take one of these horses.’ I wouldn’t take no for an answer; the people who stepped up got wonderful horses. Some of them went to owners who subsequently placed them with well-known trainers. Those individuals are developing into excellent prospects, with successful show careers in their futures. “There were also three mixed-breed dogs,” she adds. “One of them, an old dog, I have here with me, and there were seven cats, all of which we placed in loving new homes.” She pauses to consider the project. “That was a heartrending experience I hope never again to have to go through for the rest of my life,” she says, a catch in her voice, “but we safely ‘re-homed’ all but a few of the 90 head. The couple that I couldn’t place, I have here. As they are maturing, regaining their health, they appear to have all the promise their pedigrees would suggest. I am looking for good homes for them, too. “I try to do things the right way, not to take shortcuts,” Stover concludes. “My biggest challenge always has been to be kind and not to do so much business that we miss the best things about this sport. I have watched these animals change, enrich and contribute immeasurably to people’s lives.” You could say the same about Ann Stover. n

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Ann Stover has judged most of the 18 regional championships, the U.S., Canadian, and Youth Nationals, as well as numerous national championship shows throughout the world.

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Breed Authority Or Desert Charlatan? P A r t


by Andrew K. Steen

Last month, we explored the life of William Gifford Palgrave, author of Narrative of a Years Journey Through Central and Eastern Arabia (1862-63), one of the 19th century’s most popular accounts of travels in the middle east, and a celebrated resource for its descriptions of the Arabian horse. it was Palgrave’s accounts which inspired many of the century’s finest horsemen (and women, as Lady Anne blunt was on the list) to travel to the desert to study the horses for themselves. Like many popular works, however, it attracted its share of critics. 138 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Palgrave, known to his friends as “Giffy,” was an interesting character who provided plenty of ammunition for both his supporters and his detractors. In Part II of this study, we continue in our quest to see if his views and opinions were well-founded and truthful, or merely finely-honed literary invention.

Tales Of The Desert In addition to presenting his own views, Palgrave also disputed several of noted explorer John Lewis Burckhardt’s assertions about the desertbred horses. “Pretty stories have been circulated about the familiarity existing between arabs, Bedouins in particular, and their steeds; how the foal at its birth is caught in the hands of a bystander, not allowed to fall on the ground, how it plays with the children of the house, eats and drinks with its master, how he tends it when indisposed, whilst it no doubt returns him a similar service when occasion requires.”

always looking over his shoulder, Giffy added, “Still I do not mean to say that the creditable anecdotes immortalized in so many books may not perhaps take place here and there, but to quote an arab poet, ‘I never saw the like nor ever heard.’ For my own personal experience, it goes no farther than feeding arab horses out of my hand … the rest I cannot help classing, though reluctantly, with many other tales of the desert.”

Un-Witnessed Perfection In what is probably the most often-quoted paragraph ever written about the arabian horse, Palgrave described the incomparable qualities of the Nejdean horses in these words: “Never have I seen or imagined so lovely a collection. Their stature was indeed somewhat low; I do not think any came fully up to fifteen hands; fourteen appears to me about their average; but they were so exquisitely well shaped that

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want of greater size seemed hardly, if at all, a defect. remarkably full in the haunches, with a shoulder of a slope so elegant as to make one, in the words of an Arab poet, ‘go raving mad about it;’ a little, a very little, saddle-backed, just the curve which indicated springiness without weakness; a head broad above, and tapering down to a nose fine enough to verify the phrase of ‘drinker from a pint-pot,’ did not pint-pots exist in nejed; a most intelligent and yet a singularly gentle look, full eye, sharp thorn-like little ears, leg fore and hind that seem as if made of hammered iron, so clean and yet so well twisted with sinew; a neat round hoof, just the requisite for hard ground; the tail set on or rather thrown out at a perfect arch; coats smooth, shining, and light; the mane long but not overgrown nor heavy; and an air and step that seem to say ‘Look at me, am i not pretty?’ Their appearance justified all reputation, all value, all poetry. The prevailing color 140 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

was chestnut or grey; a light bay, an iron color, white or black, were less common; full bay, flea-bitten, or piebald, none. but if asked what are, after all, the specially distinctive points of the nejed horse, i should reply, the slope of the shoulder, the extreme cleanness of the shank, and the full rounded haunch, though every other part too has a perfection and a harmony un-witnessed (at least by my eyes) anywhere else.”

Homeward Bound Having dallied in riyadh, Palgrave and his traveling companion, the Greek priest Geraigiri, departed the city on november 22 and headed east towards the Persian Gulf. They rode five days across the Dahna Desert to Hufuf, which Giffy described as an affluent town “rich in tobacco,” where most of the inhabitants eschewed and scorned the stern religious doctrines of the Wahhabies. Captain George F. sadleir was the

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only other European to have seen Hofuf, some 44 years before. after lingering in that town, they arrived to the shores of the Persian Gulf three weeks later, but Palgrave’s journey and adventures didn’t end there. Giffy ventured onward to Qatar, Bahrain, and various ports of Persia before sailing all the way to Oman, where he suffered a shipwreck. Fortunately, almost miraculously, Giffy did not lose his travel journal, maps and notes. Palgrave returned to Europe in March of 1864. His passage lay through the Persian Gulf, then overland by way of Basra, Baghdad, and Mosul on the so-called Great Desert Route, which many other travelers had also used coming from or going to India. However, the usually verbose Giffy failed to disclose any details about his adventures after arriving in Baghdad. Secluded in a monastery in Germany, Palgrave wrote about his arabian adventures. He dedicated his Narrative to the memory of the Danish explorer Carsten Niebuhr and said that Niebuhr’s book had been the inspiration for his own journey. Throughout the 864 pages of Giffy’s massive twovolume tome, his descriptions of the Bedouins and ‘Fellahs’ (i.e., settled arabs that dwelt in desert towns), and nearly every other aspect of their inhospitable environment, are fascinating, compelling and beautifully articulated.

substantial economic reward, and almost overnight became an authentic “hero of the moment.” The enormous popular curiosity about his journey sparked widespread interest in arabia and was the reason that George Foster Sadleir’s Diary of a Journey Across Arabia (1819) was disinterred from the East India Company’s archives and published 47 years after the Irish captain had written it!

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However, all of the publicity and attention also generated a great deal of resentment from others who had made similar expeditions to the MidEastern desert regions. For starters, Giffy incurred the wrath and hatred of fellow explorer Richard Burton for reproaching Burton’s morality in pretending to be a devoted Moslem in order to gain access to the Islamic shrines at Mecca and Medina. The courageous Captain counterattacked by rightly accusing Palgrave of being a spy for France. He then proceeded to cast rational doubts upon many aspects of Giffy’s Narrative by demonstrating that much of his adversary’s information had been acquired secondhand from ancient Turkish geographical sources and from Bedouin tribesmen that had made known to him the details of their migrations.

Burton’s scalding condemnation provoked firestorms of debate and Richard Burton acrimonious arguments amidst the most respected desert travelers and renowned Orentalists of that era, who questioned Palgrave’s veracity regarding numerous aspects of his journey in the British press. Such eminent explorers of arabia as Colonel Sir Lewis Pelly and experts like Sir Following the publication of his Narrative, Palgrave Henry Creswicke Rawlinson, Major-General William secured his place in the annals of geographic Tweedie and David George Hogarth (much later, exploration and quite inadvertently also became known in 1904) all voiced strong misgivings about many of as the consummate authority on the horse of the Nejed. Giffy’s statements in their own literary works. He received a tremendous amount of public notoriety,

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Blunt Skepticism Lady Anne and Wilfrid scawen blunt were the first to take issue with Palgrave’s affirmations about the Arabian horse. Long before their own journey to the najd, Wilfrid wrote that, “Palgrave’s chapter on horses is just such as might have been written as an afterthought to supply an important omission in his account of the country.” Lady Anne was likewise unimpressed with Giffy’s “picturesque paragraphs.” in her classic 1879 book The Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates, she observed: “mr. Palgrave, in his contempt of all things bedouin, disposes of the Arabian horse in a few sentences, which reveals his little acquaintance with that subject, and repeats a fantastic account of the royal stables at riád, and the tale of a distinct nejdean breed existing there—a tale which, so far as i could learn, no bedouin north of Jebel shammar believes a word of.”

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About ibn saoud’s horses Lady Anne asserted in A Pilgrimage to Nejd, “mr. Palgrave must have been deceived on this point by the towns-people of riád, for the northern bedouins know ibn saoud perfectly by name, and know of his mares. but they all assert that the riád (riyadh) stud is quite a modern collection, got together by Féysul, and acquired principally from themselves.” elsewhere she added, “There is nothing now in Arabia to compare with ibn rashid’s stud. ibn Hezani, like everyone else, laughs at the story of a nejd breed, and says, as everybody else does, that the mares at riád were a collection made by Feysul ibn saoud in quite recent times.” since ibrahim Pasha’s egyptian army had pillaged almost all of the nejd breeding stock during the Wahhabi Wars by the year 1819, blunt’s views were undoubtedly correct.

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Strain Names Lady anne was especially critical of Palgrave’s statements regarding family strains. “Everyone knows the customary divisions of their pedigrees: Manakee, Siklawee, Hamdanee, Toreyfee, and so forth,” she wrote. “I myself made a list of these names during my residence some years previous among the Sebaa’ and Ru’ala Bedouins, nor did I find any difference worth noting between what was then told to me and the accounts usually given by travelers and authors on this topic. Nor did the Bedouins fail to recite their oft-repeated legends about Solomon’s stables … But I am inclined to consider the greater part of these very pedigrees, and still more the antiquity of their origin, as comparatively recent inventions, and of small credit, got up for the markets by Bedouins or townsmen.” Giffy had also stressed how “Nor is the Kohlanee mare by any means a warrant for a Kohlanee stallion; crossing the breed is an everyday occurrence, even in Shomer. Once arrived at this last district I heard no more of Saklawee, Delhamee, or the other like genealogies; nor were Solomon’s stables better known to fame than those of augeus. In Nejed I was distinctly assured that no prolonged list of pedigree were ever kept, and that all enquiries about race are limited to the assurance of a good father and a good mother; for Solomon, added the groom, he was much more likely to have taken horses from us than we from him; a remark which proved

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in him who made it a certain amount of historical criticism. In a word, to be a successful jockey in Nejed requires about the same degree of investigation and knowledge that it would in yorkshire, and no more; perhaps even less, considering the stud books.” Long before her own journey to the Nejd, Lady anne had disputed Palgrave’s contention that the strain names were of “recent invention.” In Bedouin Tribes of the Euphrates, she observed that “Niebuhr never visited the great horse-breeding tribes. It shows, at any rate, that the names of the breeds were at that time as clearly established as now (1879), and that these are in no wise a mere modern invention, as some assert, got up by horse-dealers for the benefit of Englishmen in India.” (Carsten Niebuhr was the first European to render a detailed account of arabia following his seven-year odyssey, which began in 1761.) Considering Lady anne’s low opinion of Giffy, it seems incongruous that her daughter Judith Blunt-Lytton, Lady Wentworth, included Palgrave’s description of the Nejdean steed in her best-known book, The Authentic Arabian Horse. However, Lady Wentworth was by no means the only authority to be deceived by the silver-tongued impostor. Unfortunately, down through the years many other well-meaning authors have unsuspectingly also used the same “pretty paragraphs” to extol and pay tribute to the arabian horse.

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Lackluster Diplomacy Like so many other desert explorers, Giffy’s experience in Arabia had left him unfilled. The year after his return, he renounced his faith in both Catholicism and napoleon iii, whom he later denounced as “that colossal imposture overthrown at sedan.” in the interim, Palgrave joined the english Foreign service, where he was almost immediately dispatched on an important mission to Cairo. His orders were to replace Hormuz rassam (sir Austen Henry Layard’s assistant at the ruins of nineveh) and negotiate the release of around 30 europeans that were being held hostage in Abyssinia by the deranged ethiopia emperor Theodore. However, Giffy wisely abandoned the mission and returned to London, leaving rassam to deal with the tribal despot. shortly thereafter, the Abyssinian hostage incident provoked britain’s most complicated and costly foreign military intervention of the entire 19th century! 144 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Palgrave’s diplomatic career, which consisted of a series of third rank assignments in the ambassadorial boondocks, could only be described as lackluster. in 1866, he was appointed consul at the Armenia black sea port of soukhoum Kale, but was sent to the city of Trebizond, Turkey, the following year. in 1873, Giffy became consul at st. Thomas and st. Croix, then was transferred all the way to manila in 1876, before moving on to sofia, bulgaria, where he was appointed consul-general in 1878. A year later, he transferred to bangkok; however, since the climate did not agree with his health, he remained there only five years. in 1868, Palgrave married Katherine simpson, the daughter of George edward simpson, of norwich, with whom he had three sons. Throughout the remainder of his life, Giffy continued writing, but without the same critical acclaim or economic success. He spent the last five years of his life in

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Montevideo, Uruguay, where he served as British Resident and Consul-General until his death on September 30, 1888.

Palgrave In Retrospect The ongoing Palgrave controversy has flared up anew on several occasions. Having spent seven months in 1905 in the Mid-East searching for foundation breeding stock for the Spanish Cria Caballar (Military Horse Breeding Service), Captain Luis azpeitia de Moros, an experienced horseman, tersely observed that, “The description that Palgrave gives us of ‘the best horse in the world’ in truth does not seem to me made by a professional. One detects in his phrases a lack of technical knowledge and authoritative expertise. … In science, it is not enough to affirm one’s personal views to give faith to their existence. all opinions must be substantiated with reason and sound fundamentals before allowing them to assume a character of irrefutable realism.” In 1922, when explorer Harry St. John Philby published an account of his own exploits in arabia, he emphatically stated that Palgrave had never set foot in the towns of Kharj or aflaj as he had claimed. Moreover, Philby maintained that the entire second half of Palgrave’s Narrative was a fabrication of lies.

cases where the alternative seems more remarkable than the original, for if Palgrave invented a whole volume of his travels, in such detail and with such verisimilitude, he deserves our plaudits perhaps more than our criticism.” Similarly, one of Palgrave’s staunchest defenders, Zahra Freeth, the co-author of Explorers of Arabia, acknowledged, “Palgrave’s book is a superbly readable adventure story of the period, containing some of the most perceptive comments ever written on the arab mind and arab approach to life. He is guilty of inaccuracy, and often wild exaggeration, and he sometimes improved a good story with the aid of imagination; but today these faults are not serious enough to outweigh the great merits of the book and they cannot detract from the courage of its author.” Notwithstanding those lukewarm accolades, when writing about the arabian horse, it is incumbent upon authors and breed historians to be as truthful and accurate as possible.

James Fleming summed up the damage done to the authentic heritage of the breed in the introduction of The Crabbet Arabian Stud. He cited a letter written to Wilfrid Blunt by D.G. Hogarth, who had remarked William Gifford Palgrave that Palgrave “is so inaccurate in matters historical and geographical, indeed one However, other renowned explorers, including Charles might say so devoid of ‘scientific conscience’ that Doughty (1843-1926), who spent two years (1876 one never feels safe with him.” Fleming added, “The and 1877) wandering throughout the Nejd and Jebal ability to feel ‘safe’ is paramount when the source Shammar, endorsed Giffy’s reports about the ‘Fellahs’ material is so sparse.” without always agreeing with his opinions. Similarly, T.E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of arabia”) “recognized the as we have seen, William Gifford Palgrave was an great merit of Palgrave as (an) explorer and writer.” uncommon and extremely complex individual. He was a scholar, a priest, a diplomat and a spy. above Present-day authors like Peter Brent, in his all, he was also a talented and creative writer who was comprehensive book Far Arabia, were somewhat less unrivaled at spinning elaborate and exciting adventure cynical. “No one has followed his fearsome version of tales. Unfortunately, in his zest to devise stories that the Nafud as a ‘vast sea of fire’ nor does anyone else would please his readers, he sometimes showed scant claim to have seen dunes of the size Palgrave tells regard for the truth. ■ about.” However, Brent added, “This is one of those

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The Arabian Abroad Europe and the Middle East Part II

by Mary Kirkman

In the second of our series about the Arabian horse scene in Europe and the Middle East, we’re taking a look at some favorite stops on Europe’s annual show calendar. This month, we range from the south of France to the rolling beauty of Sweden. They are all competitive events, each with its own ambiance and following. Our panel of consultants includes transplanted American Mickey Hegg, who now operates Bordwin Farm Arabians in Ireland; German trainer Frank Spönle of Frank Spönle Show Training; Spanish breeder Marieta Salas of Ganadería Ses Planes; Belgian owner/breeder James Swaenepoel of Swatam Arabians; and Swedish-born trainer Johanna Ullström, whose Johanna Ullström Arabian Horse Management is based in Belgium.

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Where better to start than early in the season, with the sunny elegance of the Cote d’Azur? It is technically the “Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship,” but to everyone who shows there, it is “Menton.” This year, the show celebrates its 20th anniversary, and is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, June 18 and 19.

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“The first exciting show in the year is probably Menton,” says Frank Spönle. “Most of the time, it is the first show where you see all the good horses coming together. Clients usually look forward to it, and most of the Middle East people like to come to Menton too, because Monte Carlo and Cannes are not far away. You can go to Monte Carlo at night.” Menton is located on the border between France and Italy and is home to about 30,000 people, including a longstanding English “colony.” With the glamorous casinos of Monte Carlo just six miles away and Cannes an hour’s drive, it also has a longstanding reputation as a favored tourist destination on the French Riviera. The horse show is held outdoors at the Palais de l’Europe in the heart of town. Beyond the ring, the cream, caramel and ochre-colored old buildings crowd up the hillside, catching the light as the evening sun fades from the sky. During the day, white tents shield spectators from the sun that Spönle reports is routine in June. An ocean breeze— Menton’s picturesque harbor is close by—completes the holiday feel.

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For all its idyllic charm, the Menton show is not a summer break for trainers. Like any headline event, it can be stressful. “It’s far to go, and it’s usually very hot and tiring for the horses,” Spönle notes. “It’s not relaxed for those of us who are showing. We go there to do business, to be successful, to compete.” On the other hand, he smiles, trainers who bring fewer horses can enjoy the best of both worlds. “For instance, if you come from America for a few days with two or three horses to show, and can spend some of your time in Monte Carlo, then it would be relaxing,” he says. “It is like for me in Las Vegas. There is the pressure of winning there, of course, and that things go well (that’s why we compete), but for me, Las Vegas is more like a week’s holiday. It’s that way in Menton for foreign trainers.”

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For a change of climate, Johanna Ullström recommends the Scandinavian Open Championships, held at Sweden’s Blommeröd Stud on scenic Lake Ringsjön in early July (2nd and 3rd in 2011). Now in its 21st year, it offers a relaxed atmosphere that belies its formidable competition. “I am Swedish, so of course I like to come home and see all my friends,” she says, “but it is also a very lovely show because it still has the kind of ‘old atmosphere.’ “The show is outdoors. You sit on the grass, under the trees, and there are strawberries served. It’s a fantastic show, fantastic fun. They have normally very good, respected judges, and good horses because the state studs and most of the bigger trainers come.

“Sweden is an isolated country,” she continues. “They don’t know about corruption when it comes to horse shows. You have the total support from all the crowd when you have a good horse—it’s not only your little crowd; people are screaming and clapping for anything showy that comes into the ring.” She laughs that sometimes being outdoors has proven problematic at Blommeröd, but the intrepid Arabian horse fans have never let it faze them. “We had a few years of rain, and one year it was raining so much that you didn’t see grass anymore in the ring. It was just mud. But everyone just smiled and showed, and the judges had umbrellas and they chose their champions, and it was no big deal.”

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In August, there is widespread agreement that the Polish National Show, held at Janów Podlaski State Stud, is a treasured fixture on the calendar. Both Mickey Hegg and Johanna Ullström cite its unique and moving ambiance—no one, they say, can create emotion like the Poles. And while the show is restricted to horses bred and foaled in Poland, the competition is knockout, and its surrounding festivities are memorable for their educational value and fun. “It’s very special,” nods Ullström. “At many of the big ‘A’ shows in Europe, there are little camps of trainers, with clients and friends and grooms, and in Poland, it’s just a big bunch of people having a good time. It’s always been special in Poland, because they know how to create atmosphere and how to make people enjoy the Arabian horse. It’s all for the horse itself.” “At Janów, they’ve built a new indoor arena, but if the weather is nice, you’ll be outdoors,” says Hegg. “One of the most impressionistic things, I think, is the music they play when the horses are being shown—it’s all Chopin. It’s absolutely lovely. When the mares and stallions are coming in and I’m hearing this beautiful music, I’m pinching myself to make sure it is real. “Everything is all done very simply, without a lot of folderol,” she continues. “For example, the little fence that separates the spectators from the show arena is made of what looks like little bamboo shoots (or something like that) that are tied together and stand about two feet off the

ground—and that’s it. The horses come right up and they look at you, and sometimes when they take off and trot away, you might have a few pieces of turf in your lap. Big deal! The Poles keep it very simple, but it’s very elegant. Granted, you’ll like some of the horses more than others, but for the most part, they are all outstanding. I don’t care what kind of horses you’re into, they’re outstanding. “After the three days of the show and auction, they include tours to the two other farms, Bialka and Michalów, so you get to see the different bloodlines. The whole thing is just long enough; if you don’t have enough time, you can go just to the Janów events. That’s what I had to do last year, but I love going on the rest of it to see from year to year what they are breeding and what they’re doing. It’s fantastic.” Ullström has attended the Polish Nationals for years, and like many who have watched the event evolve over time, she regards its progress with a slight twinge of regret. There is a bittersweet note in her voice when she describes a kaleidoscope of images from times past. “You had this little girl in Polish dress that was singing, and there were the parades of older mares with all the workers in uniform, coming with red roses to the sound of Polish music,” she recalls, “and there used to be the party behind the barn, with the big pig turning on the spit, and a spotlight on it. They would light the trees, and there was vodka and you were freezing, but you remembered that as being Poland. “It’s more organized and professional now than it used to be,” she continues, “and the show is indoors sometimes

An image of the clock tower at Janów Podlaski Stud.

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and more luxurious. It’s becoming a modern international event. For people who never saw the old times, they will not miss it, but I miss the old times a bit.”

the world and the classes are very big—it is just the place to be for one of the best European shows that we have. It might be the best of the world.”

One thing that has not changed is the excitement of an auction. “It’s hard to compare to anything else!” she says. “At Janów, it’s still exciting in the auction. The horses are coming out with their numbers on their halters, and people are there to compare, and you start to guess who will buy each one.

There is no qualifying process for the All Nations Cup. “Anyone can go if they are in our European stud book, and every WAHO horse can go,” he says. “That’s why it is ‘All Nations.’ We have horses coming from Australia and South Africa, and, of course, the United States, and most of our European countries—all over.

“You’re not walking into a Polish tradition like you did at one time,” she concludes. “They know with such simple means how to make it beautiful. That atmosphere was what was so special about Poland. That’s the feeling I still have when I think about going there; once I’m there, I realize that it’s not like that anymore, but the feeling I always had stays inside me. I love the show.”

“Most people bring only their best horses,” he adds, “because everybody is seeing them. Nobody wants to be in the last five!”

September brings a show that everyone loves: the All Nations Cup, referred to simply as “Aachen.” Now in its 29th year, it is held at the Albert-Vahle-Halle, a part of the Aachen-Lauren Rennverein Soers sports park. Originally, the All Nations Cup was held on a bi-annual basis and rotated through various locations in Europe and Scandinavia, but since 1987, it has made its home in Aachen, and since 1993, it has taken place every year. It is open to horses from every nation accepted by WAHO, which makes it one of the most international events in the world. It is traditionally held on the last weekend in September, which in 2011 is the 23rd through the 25th.

Swaenepoel acknowledges that the All Nations Cup can be stressful if one is showing a real contender. “It depends on if we are bringing a potential winner,” he says. “If we do, then the tension is very high, because this is the one you want to win. If you don’t bring horses—which also happens because we are a small farm—then we are more able to enjoy it.” From that standpoint, he reflects, the show is terrific for spectators who don’t have the responsibility of exhibiting horses. “It’s the first opportunity we have to meet a lot of people from abroad,” Ullström observes. “There are a lot of Americans and Middle East people and Australians— people from all of the world that you meet just once or twice a year. It’s like a party of seeing friends.”

Aachen, itself, is an ancient locale, traceable to pre-Roman times due to the spa which made it a gathering place. Once the favorite retreat of Charlemagne, it is located in western Germany, on the border with the Netherlands and Belgium.

Swaenepoel notes that at two days, the show’s schedule is easier to handle than some of the world’s other major events. “I’ve spoken to many judges, and they all say that it is a big difference judging two days rather than four,” he says. “And also for the visitors, it’s different.”

“Aachen is the first title show that we have, and it is normally very well organized and they do quite a lot of work to keep it fair,” Johanna Ullström says. “The arena is nice, the stables are nice, and at Aachen, if you have a title, it’s a true title. It’s normally the best horse that has won.” “We believe it is the most difficult show to win,” says James Swaenepoel. “There are competitors from all over

The show is also known for its convenience. “We go on the Friday morning and we have the whole day setting up because the stabling is fixed,” says Swaenepoel. Adding to the convenience is that the hotels favored by most of the exhibitors are on the same street, although he mentions that more luxurious accommodations are available in Aachen’s city center.


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The Parade of Flags at the All Nations Cup In Aachen.

“You cannot compare the All Nations Cup to, for example, Las Vegas or Scottsdale,” he notes. “It is not so commercialized in Europe as in the U.S. We went this year to Scottsdale and Las Vegas, and we had a very, very good time. It’s different, but both have their advantages.”

getting to know them. “During the All Nations Cup, there are shows in the barns after the actual show so you can really appreciate their qualities. In Scottsdale I really miss that; most of the horses go to the farms when they are not showing, so I can’t see them again.”

Marieta Salas, too, names the All Nations Cup her favorite. She loves not only its excellence, but also its intimacy. “It is a small place and you are very near the horses,” she says. “The ring allows you to see them well. It has fantastic atmosphere, with a lot of glamour, and the music is good. Besides, the quality of the horses shown is great.”

At the All Nations Cup, the barn-aisle discussions carry over to the hotels later. “I love to talk about the special horses after the show,” she reaffirms. “The hotels are nearby, so we can go and the owners come and we can have a drink and talk or go to dinner. The World Championships in Paris is a very beautiful show as well, and I also have to mention the fantastic show in Menton.”

Long a renowned breeder, Salas is the daughter of a breeder and was one of the founders of WAHO. For her, the All Nations Cup offers not only top bloodstock, but also the opportunity to enjoy both horses and people more easily than is possible at most other prestigious events. “It is really a place where people can get together and talk together,” she says, and adds that evaluating the horses outside the ring, on a more casual basis, is essential to

“I can’t say how others feel, but for me, the All Nations is the best.” That’s just a sampling of the varied and enjoyable schedule of shows in Europe. In months to come, we’ll check out more events and take a look at the unique competitions in the Middle East. n

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Arabians In Our Lives A Pictorial

Almost every month in Arabian Horse Times’ E-Newsletter we hold a photo contest, in which our readers are invited to send in photographs of their horses. These contests usually focus on our interaction with our Arabians, but there the similarity ends. Some months, we see the emotional bond, while in others we seek out our horses’— or our barn pets’ or both—sense of humor. Or anything else that is common to us all. It is an opportunity for all amateur photographers to grab their cameras and entertain their fellow horse people.

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Knowing Your Horse Bitting For Softness by Tommy Garland At one time or another, any horse can use a little work on listening to his rider, flexing and being softer in the bridle. in this column, i’m going to run through an exercise that i use on all my horses. it is one of the earliest lessons for the young ones, and a routine refresher for the older, more experienced ones. one thing i like about it is that it is especially good for amateurs to use, because you don’t have to be a perfect rider with perfect timing to teach it. You just set it up for the horse to learn, and he does it on his own. it is a simple bitting exercise that works on both sides of the horse. i use a halterbridle combo (available on my website) that allows me to start with the halter, but later snap on a bit when the exercise calls for it. (See Photo 1.) Step One: in conjunction with the halter/ bridle, i use scissor snap reins (reins that have snaps on the ends), which i hook on the side of the halter. now, envision a clock and focus on the 10:00 and 2:00 positions. Let’s say we start on the left side. Pull his head around until he is at 10:00. You don’t want to go any further than 10:00, because you want him to find that relief and learn how to give to pressure. if he wants to pull on the rein and fight it, he won’t do any damage to his mouth because he is in the halter.

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Photo 2 next, run your rein back to about where the back cinch goes. (See Photo 2.) Usually, there is a ring on your saddle there; tie the rein to the ring with a slipknot. if you’re not comfortable using the rein, you can use side reins that you can adjust with holes and that have snaps on each end. All of this equipment is available online.

“At first, the horse may just walk in a circle. I’ve never had one rear up and fall over backwards; the worst thing I’ve ever experienced was when one that was really stiff spun around a little and lost his hind end and his footing. He stood right back up.”

Leave your horse in this position for five minutes, then unsnap the rein and repeat the exercise on the right side, bringing his head around to the 2:00 position and tying the rein off at the back of the saddle. Let him go for five minutes. While the horse is bending to the right, i usually just unsnap the left rein from his halter and let it hang down at his side from the ring (and vice

versa, when you move back to do the exercise on the left). That gets the horse quieter around his midsection and side as he is turning. At first, the horse may just walk in a circle. i’ve never had one rear up and fall over backwards; the worst thing i’ve ever experienced was when one that was really stiff spun around a little and lost his hind end and his footing. He stood right back up.

You do this step for 30 minutes each day, switching sides every five minutes, for seven days. You can do it in a stall, a round pen, or anywhere that is an enclosed area. i’ve even done it in an outdoor ring and ridden another horse around the one in the halter. it let the haltered horse learn to have others around him, and it taught him to be more patient. m AY 2011 | 161

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Photo 3 Step Two: in your second week, providing your horse is doing his exercise easily and not fighting it, you add your bit onto the halter and it becomes a halter/bridle. now you’ll do the same routine, except that you take your snap and instead of hooking it to the bit as you would if you were just assembling the bridle, you’ll run it through the ring of the snaffle bit and hook it to the halter. (See Photo 3.) That way, the horse can start learning how to give to pressure, and carry the bit in a more comfortable fashion and not be scared of it. if he wants to fight it, it’s not going to hurt him because he knows how to give to the pressure of the halter. He’s going to feel that mostly, but he’s going to feel the bit moving a little bit and learn to carry that bit and get a real quiet mouth.

“If he wants to fight it, it’s not going to hurt him because he knows how to give to the pressure of the halter.”

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Again, you repeat the exercise at 10:00 and 2:00, five minutes on each side, half an hour a day, for (rule of thumb for amateurs) seven days.

You can do this exercise before you go ride and then you can go ride him if you want. it’s not something you have to do for weeks and not ride. Done correctly, it is good enough for the horse that i don’t think you can really do it too often. if you want to do it in the morning and then do it in the afternoon when you come home, that’s fine. it is especially handy to use to keep up skills in the wintertime when the weather is bad outside. You can do it in a stall to keep the horse in shape and soft and learning to bend and give to you.

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Photo 4 Step Three: in your third week, you’ll go right to the snaffle bit. You use the same procedure—five minutes each side, half an hour a day, for seven days. This time, you hook the reins to the bit. (See Photo 4.) At this point, once you’ve tied off the reins on the ring at the back of the saddle, you can usually walk up to your horse and take your finger and jiggle the rein a little, and the horse will come off the bit and that rein will just hang there. The horse learns how to do that; he learns to have patience. Horses learn through the release of pressure, and he finds that release of pressure. so, he’ll learn on his own, and he will retain that kind of knowledge better than what we directly try to teach him.

“Once he learns to give and flex to the rider, it is easy for the rider to take the horse’s head and step up into the saddle.”

A good daily brush-up on this lesson can happen any time. say, you’re on your horse and he is turned to the

left; take your hand and bring it back to your belt loop or the side of your hip, and that horse will just bend and give right to you—no muss, no fuss.

For me, this is the first lesson i teach a horse after he learns to wear a saddle. it is the first step to everything, as well as a lifelong practice. i find that it helps the horse get softer in the bridle. it also helps people who have problems getting on the horse. A lot of the time, the problem is that the horse is stiff and won’t give. once he learns to give and f lex to the rider, it is easy for the rider to take the horse’s head and step up into the saddle. if this is the problem you’re working on, the worst the horse will do is turn around in a circle; he is not going to run off. most of the time, though, he will just stand there. n

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A Leg Up Riding In Hot Weather by Heather smith Thomas A horse working hard in hot weather is at risk for dehydration because extremely hot or humid weather can lead to heat stress. The fit horse, whose sweating and cooling systems are working well, and whose muscles are working at best efficiency, is not as adversely affected as the unfit horse, but the rider should still be careful not to overdo the horse. if you are conditioning a horse in hot weather, start slowly, gradually increasing the amount of work and length of rides. During a heat wave, avoid doing strenuous work during the hottest part of the day; ride early in the morning or late evening. mornings are usually best—not as warm and humid as evenings.

leaving muscles undersupplied with blood. This may cause muscle cramps and possible colic.) A sweating horse should be allowed to drink as much as possible. even endurance horses that drink a lot along the trail develop slight-to-moderate dehydration on long rides in hot weather. Horses that will not or are not allowed to drink suffer serious dehydration. Fluid losses of six to 10 gallons or more are common in endurance horses. The ones that compete successfully usually continue to eat and drink at stops along the way, replacing most of their fluid losses by the end of the ride or early in the recovery period after the ride.

if a horse becomes seriously dehydrated from sweating, several problems may arise, including critical changes Do strenuous work in short stints, alternating with periods in electrolyte balance. important salts are sweated out of walking so the horse can stop sweating heavily. He can with the fluid. Dehydration, decreased blood volume, work longer that way, with less risk of heat stroke. Take and inadequate circulation can lead to impaired kidney time to warm him up before strenuous work. The increase function or shutdown of the kidneys. in body temperature occurring during warm-up will help prepare him for faster or harder Depletion of electrolytes work, increasing the oxygenalso can interfere with nerve carrying capacity of the blood “On long rides, especially on signals. erratic nerve signals vessels supplying his muscles. hot days, let the horse drink contribute to digestive tract malfunction, irregular on long rides, especially on as much water as he wants, heartbeat, muscle cramps and hot days, let the horse drink as much water as he wants, at at every opportunity. Drinking spasms. some horses develop “thumps,” a jerking of the every opportunity. Drinking while working will not cause abdomen in time with the while working will not cause heartbeat. colic as long as the water is not colic as long as the water is ice-cold and the horse will be not ice-cold and the horse will some develop dehydration exercising after drinking. He be exercising after drinking.” colic. even a horse that is in needs the fluid. (The only time good shape and drinking along that allowing a hot horse to the trail may still become drink large quantities of water seriously dehydrated if the day is risky is if the water is very is very hot, humidity is high, or the horse is using up a lot cold or if he’ll be just standing around afterward. in that of energy or sweating profusely. Dehydration colic is best case, the blood supplying his muscles then rushes to the treated with fluids put into the gut by a stomach tube and stomach to try to warm the large volume of cold water, 164 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

A Leg Up

also given intravenously, since the gut loses the ability to absorb fluids efficiently when the horse starts to get ‘shocky.’ Mineral oil is not helpful and may do more harm than good. The horse doesn’t need lubrication in the gut as much as he needs fluid, and he needs it immediately because he is suffering primarily from dehydration. On a hot day’s long ride, if a horse starts to act colicky and is showing signs of dehydration, along with slow or minimal gut sounds, fluids should be given as soon as possible by IV therapy and continued until the horse is no longer dehydrated. If a horse is already dehydrated and not drinking, do not give him concentrated electrolytes. This makes dehydration worse, pulling fluid from the body to dilute the concentrated salts. He must have fluid first.

“Heat exhaustion may occur in a horse being overworked in hot weather, due to depletion of fluid and electrolytes, but an alert rider who knows his horse can begin to sense subtle signs of fatigue and dehydration before the horse is in trouble.”

Heat exhaustion may occur in a horse being overworked in hot weather, due to depletion of fluid and electrolytes, but an alert rider who knows his horse can begin to sense subtle signs of fatigue and dehydration before the horse is in trouble. If the ride is halted at the first signs of overwork and the horse is cooled down, the condition will generally not progress to the point of heat stroke or permanent damage. Recognizing signs of heat exhaustion is important. a horse that is starting to get in trouble will be depressed,

and have little interest in food or water. It is a good sign if a tired horse will eat, and green grass is the best feed for a tired and dehydrated horse.

The horse suffering from heat exhaustion may continue to sweat, but at a reduced rate because he is running out of body fluid. If he is severely dehydrated, he stops sweating. His pulse, respiration and temperature remain high in spite of a rest period. The pulse may be weak, the heart rhythm irregular, the intestinal sounds absent or diminished, and the muscles of the anus relaxed and floppy. Overheating during work can produce serious medical problems, but by recognizing early signs of distress, the rider can halt the horse and seek treatment immediately if the horse needs it, before the condition gets worse and the horse goes into shock. avoid this problem with careful riding and proper conditioning. n M ay 2011 | 165

Calendar Of Events

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SeminarS/clinicS/SaleS/ Open houSe/awardS August 5-7, 2011, Varian Arabians’ Summer Jubilee, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Sheila Varian, 805-489-5802.

Regional championShipS

MAy May 29, 2011, Region 1 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. June June 2-5, 2011, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 2-5, 2011, Region 5 Sport Horse Qualifier and Championship, Auburn, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227. June 2-5, 2011, Region 11 Dressage, Hunter/ Jumper, Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 4, 2011, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. June 5, 2011, Region 12 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. June 7-11, 2011, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 9-12, 2011, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 10-12, 2011, Region 6 Sport Horse Qualifier and Offsite Championship, Nisku, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 15-18, 2011, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. June 16-19, 2011, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. 166 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

June 17-18, 2011, Region 2 Sport Horse Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 17-18, 2011, Region 8 Sport Horse Pre-Show and Offsite Championship, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 19-25, 2011, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 23-25, 2011, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 23-26, 2011, Region 13 Championship, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 24-26, 2011, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 25-26, 2011, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Denison, 530-666-1363. June 25-26, 2011, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 30-July 3, 2011, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. July July 2-3, 2011, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Jennifer Milburn, 541-231-7247. July 6-10, 2011, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 6-10, 2011, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 217-563-2487. July 7-10, 2011, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 12-16, 2011, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 14-17, 2011, Region 9 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Waco, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. July 20-23, 2011, Region 16 Championship, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. July 26, 2011, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 28-30, 2011, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. August August 2-6, 2011, Region 17 Pre-Show and Championship, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538.

August 5-7, 2011, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. septeMber september 9-11, 2011, Pacific Slope Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101.


MAy May 19-22, 2011, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 19-22, 2011, AHACO Arabian Horse Show, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. May 19-22, 2011, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 19-22, 2011, NYS Horse Breeders Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-695-1332. May 19-22, 2011, Parkland Spring Show I and II, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. May 20, 2011, NJHAHA Hunter Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. May 20-22, 2011, NJHAHA Arab A and B Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. May 21-22, 2011, KAHS Sunflower One Day Show I and II, Valley Center, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. May 21-22, 2011, Northern Minnesota Arabian Horse Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: 320-352-3718. May 21-22, 2011, Old Dominion Summer Fun Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Janet Beehler, 804-478-5711. May 22, 2011, AHA Indiana Spring Classic One Day Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. May 22, 2011, Indiana All Arab One Day Show, Danville, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. May 25-30, 2011, Larimer Co. Spring Charity A and B Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. May 26-29, 2011, Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 27-29, 2011, SCHAA Arabian Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. May 27-29, 2011, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425.

Calendar Of Events

May 27-29, 2011, Montana Arabian Show A and B, Billings, Montana. Contact: Becky Mcallister, 406-861-4929. May 27-29, 2011, The Badger Classic, West Allis, Wisconsin. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 27-29, 2011, Spindletop Spring Arab Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 27-29, 2011, AHC of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. May 28-29, 2011, Comstock AHA Desert Spring A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. May 28-29, Iowa Arab Memorial Day Show A and B, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. June June 1-2, 2011, Region 1 Pre-Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 1-5, 2011, Illinois/Arab, Inc. All Arabian Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 3, 2011, Icebreaker I, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Erin Frischke, 306-725-4425. June 3-5, 2011, Showtime 2011, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. June 3-5, 2011, GAHA Summer Classic, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. June 3-5, 2011, NC PAHA Show A and B, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 3-5, 2011, Virginia Arabian Horse Show A and B, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 4, 2011, Tulip Arabian One Day Show, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Theo Hunter, 613-989-3096. June 4-5, 2011, Indianhead Arabian Horse Show, Rice Lake, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. June 5, 2011, Bluegrass Summer Arab Sport Horse Challenge, Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: Krystina Firth, 859-684-6952. June 5, 2011, Tulip Arabian Dressage/Sport Horse Show, Kemptville, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Theo Hunter, 613-989-3096. June 6-11, 2011, Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: The Pyramid Society, 859-231-0771. June 8, 2011, Region 10 Pre-Show, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 9-12, 2011, WA Midsummer Classic A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. June 10, 2011, Aurora/Region 5 Concurrent Show A and B, Nisku, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538.

June 10-12, 2011, Aurora Summer Show, Nisku, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 10-12, 2011, AHAEC Summer Sizzler A and B, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. June 11-12, 2011, Medallion I and II All Arabian, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 11-12, 2011, Eastern Classic, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 14-18, 2011, Midwest Charity, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Cheryl Rangel, 847-537-4743. June 15-16, 2011, Region 2 Sport Horse PreShow, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 16-17, 2011, Shenandoah Valley Classic A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 16-19, 2011, Hoosier Horse Classic, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 17-18, 2011, Region 12 Youth Jamboree, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Robert Obermiller, 828-674-1758. June 17-19, 2011, Red Deer Classic A and B, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Aldona Tracey, 780-986-6731. June 18-19, 2011, Island Classics Show A and B, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Wendy Don, 250-722-0162. June 18-19, 2011, AHANM Training Show, Expo, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: June 18-19, 2011, NJHAHA Classic A and B, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. June 18-19, 2011, Shenandoah Valley Championship A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. June 18-19, 2011, Sunrise Summer Classic, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: Lesley Ahman, 506-832-7912. June 19-21, 2011, Region 4 Pre-Show, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 21-22, 2011, Region 2 Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 22, 2011, Region 13 Pre-Show A and B, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 23, 2011, Region 6 Pre-Show, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. June 23-24, 2011, Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Wilson, 530-383-4935.

June 24-25, 2011, WDHA Dressage and Sport Horse Show, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 24-26, 2011, Finger Lakes Arab Summer Festival, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. June 25-26, 2011, Saskatchewan Prairie Pride, Saskatoon, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. June 28-29, 2011, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 30-July2, 2011, AHANE 57th Arabian Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. July July 1-2, 2011, Arabians In Motion Sport Horse Classic, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Jenniefer Milburn, 541-231-7247. July 1-3, 2011, Flagstaff All Arab Show, Flagstaff, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. July 1-3, 2011, Pennsylvania Arab Games, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. July 1-3, 2011, Wild Rose Horse Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. July 2-3, 2011, CAHC Estes Park Show, Estes Park, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. July 2-3, 2011, Milestone Summer Show, Campbellville, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, 905-854-0762. July 7-10, 2011, MSU Summer Showcase, East Lansing, Canada. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. July 8-10, 2011, Great Arabian Get Together, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. July 9-10, 2011, Sport Horse Summer Fun, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. July 9-10, 2011, Atlantic Canada Arab Horse Show, Sussex, New Brunswick, Canada. Contact: Lesley Ahman, 506-832-7912. July 10, 2011, Summertime Celebration, Longmont, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. July 10-12, 2011, Region 3 Last Chance Show, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 15-17, 2011, BCHAA Summer Dogwood, Cloverdale, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Brodie, 604-940-1167. July 16-17, 2011, OVAHA Summer Sizzler I and II, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Matt Herder, 210-896-0296. M AY 2011 | 167

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July 20, 2011, Region 16 Hunter/Jumper Qualifier, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. July 27, 2011, Region 18 Last Chance Show, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Crystal Green, 705-440-9456. July 28-30, 2011, AAHABC Junior & Amateur Show, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. July 29-30, 2011, AAHABC Junior & Amateur Show, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. July 30-31, 2011, Great Lakes AHA Classic A and B Show, Norway, Michigan. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August August 3-4, 2011, Eastern Arabian Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. August 5-7, 2011, WAHA August Show, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August 6-7, 2011, Daffodil Arabian Summer Show, Puyallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 10-12, 2011, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. August 12, 2011, Gold Coast Classic, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 13, 2011, Lancaster Super Show I One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. August 13-14, 2011, Gold Coast Amateur Show, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 14, 2011, Lancaster Super Show II One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. August 18-21, 2011, AHAM Summer Show, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. August 19-21, 2011, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Sally Dunn, 561-784-4632. August 21, 2011, Bottom Dollar One Day Show, Quentin, Pennsylania. Contact: Jennette Aubert, 610-751-3700. August 24-27, 2011, North American Arabian Horse Show Association (NAAHSA) World Championship Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. August 26-28, 2011, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 26-28, 2011, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mark Goodrich, 651-288-4314. 168 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

september september 1-4, 2011, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Langley, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. september 1-5, 2011, Iowa Gold Star Futurity, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Jill Rittmer, 319-395-7749. september 2-4, 2011, AHASC Fall Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. september 2-4, 2011, Fall Arabian Classic A and B Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. september 2-5, 2011, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. september 3-4, 2011, OHAHA Fall Show, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. september 3-4, 2011, Arabian Adventure NJ Series, Augusta, New Jersey. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. september 3-4, 2011, Silver Spur All Arab, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-655-1536. september 3-5, 2011, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. september 7-10, 2011, Autumn Classic Arab Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. september 9-11, 2011, ABU All Arabian, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. september 10-11, 2011, AHBAN Fall Show A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Gary Tachoires, 775-852-3011. september 16-18, 2011, Colorado Fall Charity, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. september 17-18, 2011, Indiana Arabian ProAm Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. september 17-18, 2011, Pennsylvania NW Summer Classic, New Castle, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. september 22-23, 2011, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Cindy Clinton, 937-962-4336. september 22-25, 2011, Eastern States Exposition II, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Carol Keller, 413-205-5016. september 23-25, 2011, CAHC Fall Show, Castle Rock, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. september 29-30, 2011, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Velma Boodt, 918-284-7505. september 30-October 2, 2011, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631.

september 30-October 2, 2011, Minnesota Fall Festival, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. OctOber October 1-2, 2011, AHANM Chili Roast Training Show, Expo, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: October 8-9, 2011, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 29-30, 2011, LVAHA Youth Classic A and B Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-508-4063. NOvember November 10-13, 2011, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

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mAy may 21, 2011, Run For The Border 50-Mile Endurance Ride, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Contact: Lynn Reichert, 320-597-3312. may 21-22, 2011, NATRC RG 2 Benefit 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, San Juan Capistrano, California. Contact: Margie Insko, 760-789-1977. may 21-22, 2011, Run For The Border 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Contact: Lynn Reichert, 320-597-3312. may 21-22, 2011, OCTRA Spring 50and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Milbrook, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Cathy Mezenberg, 519-787-1416. may 27-29, 2011, John Zink Competitive Trail Ride (A), Skitook, Oklahoma. Contact: Art Byrd, 918-363-7747. JuNe June 4, 2011, NASTR 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Dayton, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. June 11, 2011, Region 15 55- and 100-Mile Endurance Championship, Orkney Springs, Virginia. Contact: Jenny Jones, 540-338-6472. June 11-12, 2011, White River Summer 50Mile Endurance Ride, Whitecloud, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. June 17, 2011, Southeast MN 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 17, 2011, Region 10 Endurance Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164.

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June 18, 2011, Region 10 Competitive Trail Championship, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. June 18, 2011, Southeast MN 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Preston, Minnesota. Contact: Elizabeth Witucki, 507-269-2164. July July 2-3, 2011, Moulton Creek 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Pritchard, British Colombia, Canada. Contact: Terry Boscher, 250-577-3558. July 8-9, 2011, Endure For The Cure, 50- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Washington, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. July 8-10, 2011, Endure For The Cure, 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Washington, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. July 9, 2011, Mosquito Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Rogers, Minnesota. Contact: Lynn Reichert, 320-597-3312. July 10, 2011, Mosquito Run 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Rogers, Minnesota. Contact: Lynn Reichert, 320-597-3312. July 23, 2011, Zumbro Bottoms Boogie 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Theilman, Minnesota. Contact: Beth Lecy, 507-951-6409. July 23-24, 2011, Zumbro Bottoms Boogie 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Theilman, Minnesota. Contact: Beth Lecy, 507-951-6409. July 29, 2011, North American Young Riders 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Janice Stevens, 406-784-2469.

August August 7-10, 2011, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscoda, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 7-13, 2011, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscoda, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 27-28, 2011, Abi Khan Challenge 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Waynesville, Ohio. Contact: Mickie Newnam, 937-232-9256. september september 3-5, 2011, White River Fall 50- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Whitecloud, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. september 8-10, 2011, Big South Fork 50-, 55- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. september 17, 2011, Virginia City 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. september 17, 2011, Tin Cup Springs 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Luther, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. september 24, 2011, Run For The Ridge 60- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Fairfax, Minnesota. Contact: Dana Maass, 507-426-8385. september 24-25, 2011, Run For The Ridge 25- and 35-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Fairfax, Minnesota. Contact: Dana Maass, 507-426-8385.

september 29-October 1, 2011, Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer 50-, 55- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Heflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545. OctOber October 1, 2011, Pine Marten Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Rapid River, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 8-9, 2011, RAHA Rally 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, San Diego, California. Contact: Margie Insko, 760-789-1977. October 29, 2011, Big River 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Morriss Miller, 847-812-6875. October 29-30, 2011, Big River 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Morriss Miller, 847-812-6875.


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Owned by Fazenda Floresta, LLC Limited breedings available. For information contact Rodolfo Guzzo • Brasil: +55 (19) 8139 9739, USA: +1 (619) 200 6464 •

*Marwan al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star Proudly owned by Jeff & Robyn McGlinn: +61 417 892 192 WA Australia • Todd Buckley, Manager: +61 408 757 792 • Andy Sellman, River Falls, WI • 715.425.9001 • mobile 715.760.2466 •

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