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Contents November 2011 16

Cover Story: Haras Vanguarda & Ryad El Jamaal by Mary Kirkman

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2011 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show by Kara Larson & Colleen Scott

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The Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman—Vicki Humphrey by Mary Kirkman

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Arabian Horse Times’ 17th Annual Beautiful Baby Contest

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Arabian Breeder Finals—The Inaugural Event

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Trainer Confidential—Tales From The Equestrian Underbelly by Mary Trowbridge

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Leaders Of The Times—Da Vinci FM by J.L. Hardesty

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On The COver:

Ryad El Jamaal (*Ali Jamaal x Roxana Elshaklan), owned by haras vanguarda. See cover story on page 16.

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Comments From The Editor

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Ryad ElJamaal H ar as Vang uar da

by Mary Kirkman

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by

There are few stories like it : a young breeding program (begun in 1986) and a young stallion (foaled in 1992) take home their first Brazilian Breeders Cup in 1999—and then follow with more in 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2006. At the Brazilian Nationals, the sire’s champion and reserve champion get populate the show results, year after year. Now he is the leading living sire of national champion and reserve winners in Brazil, his name known worldwide for his get’s championships in other major countries from North America to the Middle East. A Cinderella story? No. Just impressive. The bloodlines are gilt-edged and the breeding program was well-researched and prepared. But still the success, so thorough and so immediate, was breathtaking, and moreover, it has continued.

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The farm is Haras Vanguarda and the stallion is the remarkable Ryad El Jamaal. At first, Ryad El Jamaal was available only in Brazil, and then, on a limited basis, via frozen semen in the United States and Canada. As of 2012, however, the picture has changed. Now, with 1,000 fresh straws of semen recently received at Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd., in Pleasanton, Texas, the stallion is more available than ever in North America—his services supported by one of the most cuttingedge equine reproductive facilities in the world. To understand the value of Ryad El Jamaal and the impact he has had on the Arabian breeding world, you have to know his background: his amazing history, the depth of his quality, and the integrity of his owners, the Diniz family of Haras Vanguarda.

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Shaikh al Badi Ruminaja ali Bint magidaa *ali jamaal El magato hERitagE mEmoRy

Ryad ElJamaal

hERitagE laBEllE

ShakER El maSRi

*El Shaklan EStopa

Roxana ElShaklan

*anSata iBn halima *RoSE of CamEo CEdaRdEll CamEo

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O

ver the past 25 years, the Arabian horse breeding

industry of Brazil has steadily advanced onto the world stage—at first tentatively, as horsemen acquired bloodstock from North America and Europe, and then with authority, as young champions from Brazil commanded high prices of their own worldwide. As time goes on, the asterisk denoting importation is seen less and less on the country’s top stallions, as many of the best are homebreds. The ascent of Ryad El Jamaal has paralleled that of his home, the Diniz family’s Haras Vanguarda, a 500-acre stud farm near Monte Mor, in São Paulo state. The program there was founded in 1986, when Dr. José Diniz de Souza purchased his first Arabian; at the time, the idea was that an Arabian stallion, with his signature qualities of stamina, intelligence and beauty, would improve the ranch’s native Brazilian Mangalargas, which were used to work the property. In the process, however, Diniz became so intrigued with Arabians that he decided to develop a herd of his own. So began the story of Haras Vanguarda. Dr. Diniz did not enter into the enterprise lightly; he sought advice from other horsemen—in those early years, Brazilian breeders Nagib Audi and Anton Fabrini, among others—and traveled

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A young Ryad El Jamaal (Ali Jamaal x Roxana Elshaklan).

the world, studying Arabians. Danish horseman Jörgen

Even so, it was at home that Dr. Diniz and his son Fábio,

Frederiksen was an early influence, and so was Lenita

who was becoming more and more involved in the

Perroy, whose Ali Jamaal would create Brazil’s best-

venture, found the stallion that would define the Haras

known dynasty. In time, Diniz began to import horses,

Vanguarda Arabian breeding program. In 1994, at the

mostly with Polish bloodlines, but also with Egyptian,

Exposição Internationcional do Cavalo Árabe in Avaré,

Swedish, Spanish and Russian individuals as well. His

Fábio first saw Ryad El Jamaal.

focus was primarily on halter and English potential, which yielded a broodmare band of uncommon beauty, strong

The 2-year-old colt, just greying out, was an eye-catcher.

conformation, and reliable physical ability. In the early

Fábio Diniz de Ávila spotted him as he was being trained

1990s, with more than 50 mares in residence, stallions were

before the show, and was entranced. A son of Ali Jamaal,

added. The luminous Palas came from Poland, Gokart

he reflected not only the extreme type of that bloodline,

arrived from Sweden, and National Champion Stallion

but also, through his dam Roxana Elshaklan, added in the

AAF Kaset was purchased from the United States.

extra exotic flair of El Shaklan.

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Star Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Striking Rhapsody, by Strike).

In days, Fábio’s evaluation was confirmed.

place at the Brazilian Nationals. That would be

Showing with Rinaldo Longuini for owners Luiz

his last competition; from then on, the show ring

and Vico Rocco, of Haras Clio, Ryad El Jamaal

would be left to his get.

was named Champion Colt and Reserve Grand Champion Stallion at the show. Fábio and his

With the introduction of Ryad El Jamaal, Dr.

father bought four breedings to the promising

Diniz turned over the Arabian breeding program

youngster, and a year later, when they assessed

and management of Haras Vanguarda to Fábio,

the foals their mares produced, they negotiated

whose passion for the Arabian horses had

a purchase. Looking back now, Fábio recalls

increased steadily in the years he had worked

that they nearly lost Ryad El Jamaal by $5,000,

with his father. Now, with their new stallion as

as another offer came into play. But their bid

his touchstone, the young horseman set about

was the successful one, and Ryad came home to

developing the program for the future. By this

Haras Vanguarda.

time, the broodmare band was a diverse but lovely collection of daughters of Palas, AAF

In the meantime, the stallion had duplicated his

Kaset, Bey Shah, Ali Jamaal, Strike, El Shaklan

titles at the 1995 Avaré show and picked up a first

and a host of others, most of which, over the

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years, proved to complement Ryad’s bloodlines and those of the sons which would follow him. Their success was not long in coming. Four years after he entered stud, in 1999, Ryad El Jamaal’s daughter Star Van Ryad was named Brazilian National Champion Filly; she would go on to become her sire’s first Brazilian National Golden Champion as well. And then each year, the champions just kept coming, among them Rashid Van Ryad, Zanella Van Ryad, Lisa Van Ryad, Dhara Van Ryad, Treasure Van Ryad, Malika Van Ryad, Van El Rose, Bela Van Ryad, Luna Van Ryad, Dora Van Ryad, Dasha Van Ryad, Epico NVC, Radisha Van Ryad, Eternity HVP, Belissima El Ryad AK, Chammyra El Ryad, Maddox Van Ryad and more. Many were exported to North America, other countries in South America, and the Middle East, and many won national and international titles in their new homes. One of the best known is the stallion Rashid Van Ryad, Champion Stallion at Scottsdale, U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion, and twice a national champion in Brazil. Trainer Rinaldo Longuini handled many of them. “My history with Ryad El Jamaal began in 1995, when I was working at Hafati, which was owned by Paulo Machado, Carlito and the family,” he recalls, and adds that Luiz and Vico Rocco were among his first clients. More than 15 years later, he is still involved with Ryad through the stallion’s get, and the Diniz family are good friends as well as clients. The list of horses he has led for them is long, including Rashid Van Ryad, and many of Ryad El Jamaal’s most award-winning mares. But it is not just in the show ring that he sees Ryad’s ability. “I’m sure in addition to producing champion get,” he says, “their get are now producing champions.” Zanella Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Van Strike, by Strike)

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Dhara Van Ryad (Ryad El Jmaal x NV Gypsy Dancer, by Bey Shah)

Treasure Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x NV Bey Treasure, by Bey Shah)

Lisa Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Four Winds Bitwa, by Four Winds Flag)

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Malika Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Amfibia Van Gokart, by Gokart)

Ryad’s breeder, Lenita Perroy, also watched his rise with interest. “He passes on his best qualities to his get,” she says, and ticks through a list of the most important. “Beauty and size, good body and level topline, long, level croup, long legs that are strong and correct, good structure, good proportions, excellent shoulder, and a long, well-set neck. Most of these qualities Ryad inherited from Ali Jamaal, and from his dam, the very beautiful Roxana Elshaklan, these qualities were reinforced, thus giving Ryad the power to reproduce his like.” “He’s going to give you ‘pretty,’” confirms Fábio Diniz, but he adds a caveat for mare owners. “The prettier the mare, the prettier the foal.” While Ryad El Jamaal stamps his foals with his own attributes, there is still room for the mare’s contribution—and a beautiful mare will exert her influence as well. For years, Ryad El Jamaal’s availability to the public was limited, and nearly all of his get came from Haras Vanguarda. That was because at first, Fábio emulated Lenita Perroy’s practice at Haras Meia Lua, directing his stallion to his own mares, establishing a

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Bela Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Banasha, by Partner)

level of excellence and building a market for foals. Once the quality of Ryad’s foals was proven, breedings became available for South American breeders, and finally, because not everyone could travel to Brazil for a foal or a breeding, the use of frozen semen was offered in North America. For 2012, Ryad El Jamaal’s availability to breeders in the North American market is changing. A prepotent stallion, he has sired about 300 foals, mostly in South America. To ensure the same rate of success north of the equator, Brazilian-born Dr. Mario Zerlotti, a specialist in reproduction on the world stage, has been selected to handle his semen in the United States and Canada.

Dasha Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Van Strike, by Strike)

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Van El Rose (Ryad El Jamaal x Plaza, by Piechur)

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Luna Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Beginn, by Aladdinn I)

e chose Mario because he is an expert in

breeding,” says Fábio Diniz. “He’s world-renowned. And while he was in Brazil, he worked with Ryad and the get of Ryad. So not only is he an expert in his profession, but he also knows the horse, and how to take the valuable semen and make it work.” Zerlotti received his education in Brazil and began working in reproduction there in the 1980s, when embryo transfer was just beginning. At a time when the practice was limited in the United States due to registry regulations and the resultant lack of commercial demand, the procedure was embraced in Brazil, first for the native Mangalargas horses and then for other breeds as well. By 1999, when Zerlotti was recruited to handle the breeding facilities at Double Diamond Ranch in Texas, he had performed close to 2,500 embryo transfers, developing an expertise that quickly gave him credibility in his new country. Now his practice at Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd. is well known not only for embryo transfer, but also for its use of frozen semen, insemination and treatment of mares who

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Belissima El Ryad AK (Ryad El Jamaal x VIP Lady JP)

Eternity HVP (Ryad El Jamaal x Taamara HVP)

are hard to breed. He is also a partner with ViaGen, a world

integrity, a lot of different kinds of tests—to make sure that

leader in cloning, to provide that service in several breeds,

the semen looks good and will be good to use in mares.

exclusively for South American use.

After that, we will test it in two mares to see how the semen responds to insemination. We won’t ship any semen that we

“I knew Ryad as a colt,” he says. “The first time I saw him

don’t know exactly the quality.”

was at Ailton Braga’s ranch. At that time, he belonged to Luiz Rocco, and I really loved the horse. Then he was sold

When Ryad El Jamaal’s frozen semen is shipped to mare

to Fábio, and we did some work for Haras Vanguarda. I’ve

owners, Zerlotti will provide his own recommended

followed him through all his success—his championships

protocol on how to use it for optimum results. Successful

and his record as a sire.”

insemination of frozen semen is largely a matter of technique, he says, so a detailed protocol will help mare

Zerlotti appreciates the importance of making sure that

owners’ veterinarians—some of whom may not have

North American breeders are comfortable and successful

extensive experience in insemination with frozen semen—be

with Ryad El Jamaal’s frozen semen. His involvement

sure they are on target. If the mare owner requests, Zerlotti

in the project began long before the first shipment of the

can be available to work with the owner’s veterinarian or

stallion’s semen arrived in Texas. “When they freeze the

breeding manager.

semen, we make sure that they have the right technique and the most advanced technological standards, and are using

For mare owners, Zerlotti’s technical services are not all that

a high quality procedure,” he says. “Then, once the semen

is available to them; should they wish to send a mare to

is frozen, we’ll run many tests—its activity, velocity, DNA

Zerlotti Equine for the procedure, they can, and should they

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want support in marketing the mare or foal, Zerlotti offers that as well, due to the high volume of traffic through the property. “That wasn’t the plan in the beginning,” he says, “but in the past two years, that is what has happened. We have visitors all the time, so we show the horses, sell them and put them in auctions.” For Ryad El Jamaal, they can offer not just the frozen semen, but also embryos using his semen. At present, Zerlotti is involved in the IntArah auction, a groundbreaking new sale featuring only embryos. “Offspring of Ryad will be a valuable commodity for those auctions,” he comments. In further support of North American breeders, Ryad El Jamaal also will be nominated to the Scottsdale Signature Futurity and the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Medallion Stallion program.

B

ack in Brazil, Ryad El Jamaal has little

idea of his importance. He is as he ever was, but perhaps a little calmer than in his early days. A bout with EPM some years ago taught him a more relaxed approach to life. “He is not an aggressive horse, but he is a stallion,” says Fábio Diniz, and smiles. “He has a very strong personality. He has his own pasture on the farm and he does what he wants.” With new generations of influential stallions in the breed, new Arabian crosses present themselves every year. In the past, Polish stallions such as *Aladdinn and Strike, and a selection of Egyptian and domestic lines, were particularly successful with Ryad; now Fábio observes that one of the best crosses he has seen lately came with a Don El Chall daughter. Magnum Psyche daughters have done well, and many feel that the Marwan Al Shaqab and Padrons Psyche mares would offer potential, but he has not yet explored those avenues. At Haras Vanguarda, he says, he is moving to augment his broodmare band with mares of current bloodlines that ensure more beautiful heads. He takes into account that the breed is evolving as time goes on. Maddox Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset, by AAF Kaset)


Chammyra El Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Chammur, by Don El Chall)

Radisha Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x HE Prima Donna, by Prichal)

Epico NVC (Ryad El Jamaal x Ambrlight, by Aladdinn)

Fábio Diniz clearly looks to the future. But he does not lose

importance: he is known internationally for his expertise

sight of Haras Vanguarda’s enviable past— its reputation

in trees and plants, and with Haras Vanguarda’s soil and

for national champions, best breeder awards and Breeders

climate favorable to growing nearly every botanical species

Cups. Nor does he lose sight of his family’s commitment

in existence, he is collecting examples of flora worldwide—

to making a positive contribution in whatever they do. It

nearly 4,000 at last count, in an eco-biological garden that

is about more than just breeding and promoting horses; it

recreates entire ecosystems. From father to son, the Diniz

is about making a difference, doing the right thing. Years

family passion at Haras Vanguarda is about integrity. For 16

ago, his father was the one who commissioned American

years, Ryad El Jamaal has played his role in that mission.

sculptor Karen Kasper to create the signature bronzes presented to the gold and silver award winners at the

“Ryad El Jamaal is one of the most successful sires of the

Brazilian Nationals; many horsemen feel that they lifted the

Jamaal sons,” says Lenita Perroy. “This is largely due to

prestige of a Brazilian National halter award to a new level.

the work of his owner, Fábio Diniz. Fábio told me years

Now, the senior Diniz is involved in a project of even more

ago that his goal was to build the reputation of Ryad as

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the best producing Jamaal son. He did it. First, searching for the most suitable mares to breed, then promoting the best foals and showing them with one of the best handlers in Brazil. And then, when they were national champions, Fábio would sell them to the U.S., to owners that would keep showing them. “Ryad El Jamaal is today the number one sire in the number of Brazilian National Champions. He has surpassed his sire Ali Jamaal, who is now the number two position on this list.” If it is up to the family at Haras Vanguarda, Ryad El Jamaal’s future will be as bright as

Stella Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x AF Velmira, by Aicyng)

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Dora Van Ryad (Ryad El Jamaal x Zara JPT)

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S T A L L I O N

S E N I O R

S T A L L I O N

W I T H

4 & 5

R O D O L F O

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Roses

SECOND YEAR IN A ROW!

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Eden C x Sempre

2 - Y R - O L D C O L T W I T H R O D O L F O

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A r a b i a n s

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R I V E R O

W o r l d w i d e

RODOLFO GUZZO, USA: (619) 200 6464 • guzzoat@me.com RICARDO RIVERO, (480) 619.0166 • riverointernational@yahoo.com

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ferrara

ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF

U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION JUNIOR MARE

& U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY WITH RODOLFO GUZZO

RICARDO RIVERO (480) 619.0166 riverointernational@yahoo.com RODOLFO GUZZO (619) 200.6464 guzzoat@me.com

Proudly owned by FREELAND FARMS, LLC 5429 W. Hamilton Rd. S, Fort Wayne, IN 46814 Phone: (260) 436-5711 • Office: karmen@freelandfarms.com • Farm: pam@freelandfarms.com www.FreelandFarms.com Nov em ber 2011 | 39


Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA Standing at stud in 2012 Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire

SCID clear • CA negative

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Bred & owned by The Whitaker Family Vacaville, CA 707.446.9337 AvonleaArabians@aol.com


Managed by & Standing at

2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Anne Whitaker Brett & Marjie Becker Grass Valley, CA 530.477.5588 info@beckerstables.com www.BeckerStables.com

2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Brett Becker 2010 Canadian National Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Brett Becker 2009 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity with Brett Becker Nov em ber 2011 | 41


We are proud at Arabians International to manage, market and present the best stallions in the world. With such quality available, our clients are able to breed the most marketable winners across the globe. We pay tribute to this magnificent group of breeding stallions and their owners!

Magnum Chall HVP Lucky & Raegen Lurken

El Nabila B El Nabila B Partners, LLC

Perignon Jose Alves Filho

Ever After NA North Arabians

Sandro Pinha 480.226.0001 Gil Valdez 480.226.7357 Pam Donnelly 480.266.3324

sandro@sandropinha.com allstarsarabians@aol.com www.allstarsarabians.com

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Al Shaheed NA Al Shaheed Stud

Armir Armir Partners, LLC

Freedom PA Pegasus Arabians

El Chall WR North Arabians

C o n g r a t u l a t i o n s to the new owners of these incredible stallions who we wish continued success in their new programs.

Sir Fames HBV New owner Jose Alves Filho of Brazil

Gemini VII New owner Mr. Eyad Abdullah Mashat of Saudi Arabia

Cavalli New owner Awaad Mubarek of Kuwait Nov em ber 2011 | 43


We dedicate our 2011 National Champion Roses in memory of the incredible mare Multi-National Champion

IMTU(1993~2011) KOOL+/

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Smokin Jose Cuervo x Imtu Kool+/ Proudly owned by Stonegate Arabians LLC Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna Waukee, Iowa • 515-371-7407

Please inquire on national level young prospects by DA Valentino, Khadraj NA, Anthem V & Eccentric Valentino


MultiNational Champion

+//

Breed to the sire with a pedigree of winning Western Pleasure bloodlines ...

Proudly owned by Joe & Debbie Frizzell Ames, Iowa • (515) 231-1297

For breeding information, contact Jody Strand at (319) 393-4816 • www.StrandsArabians.com Sundance Kid V x Mane Street • SCID Clear • Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • IA Gold Star Stallion Nov em ber 2011 | 45


Oh What a Day ... Oh What a Night ... Oh What a Week!

Thank you and congratulations to the many friends and supporters who contributed in making the U.S. Nationals a wonderful show! AWESOME ECHO AF

ROHARA ARIA SPARTAN

Top Ten Arabian Gelding AAOTH

Top Ten Arabian 3-Year-Old Colt

DM ROHARA DON MANUEL

ROHARA CROWN PRINCE

Top Ten Arabian Futurity Colt

EVERLASTIN LOVE Top Ten H/A Ladies Side Saddle English Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39

FIVE OCLOCK SHADDO

Winner Section “B” H/A Hunter Pleasure Futurity

FORTHE LOVEOF THUNDER

NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over

GOLDIE FAWN

RESERVE CHAMPION H/A 3-Year-Old Filly Top Ten H/A Futurity Filly Top Ten H/A Mare S/H AAOTH MAGHNUS Z NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Gelding S/H 4-6 NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Gelding S/H AAOTH SUPREME RESERVE CHAMPION H/A Gelding

MAGNUMS ANGEL JD

Top Ten Arabian Mare 6-7

MAJIK OF MARWAN

Top Ten Arabian Stallion 4-5

NET WORTH LOA

RESERVE CHAMPION H/A Country English Pleasure Open Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure 55 & Over

ROHARA AMERICANLEGEND

RESERVE CHAMPION H/A Gelding S/P 7 & Over RESERVE CHAMPION H/A Gelding S/P 4 & Over Top Ten H/A Gelding S/P AAOTH Top Ten H/A Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD

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Top Ten Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt

ROHARA HERMES

NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A 3-Year-Old Filly NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Futurity Filly Top Ten H/A Filly Juvenile (1-3 Years) Top Ten (3rd in class) H/A Mare S/H AAOTH

ROHARA MAJI

Top Ten H/A Yearling Filly

ROHARA MARCS THE SPOT

RESERVE CHAMPION H/A 3-Year-Old Gelding RESERVE CHAMPION H/A Gelding Juvenile (1-3 Years) Top Ten H/A Futurity Gelding

ROHARA MARCUS

Top Ten Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity

ROHARA SMOKENMIRRORS Top Ten H/A Yearling Filly

SA PUTIN ON THE RITZ Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure Select AATR

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Top Ten H/A Mounted Native Costume

SHADDOFAX

RESERVE CHAMPION Arabian Stallion 8 & Over Top Ten Arabian Senior Stallion

SHADDO MAGNIPHIED Top Ten (4th in class) H/A Yearling Colt/Gelding

VOODOO CHILD Top Ten H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39

ZA MAGNUMOISELLE MTC

NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Mare S/H 4-6 NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Mare S/H AAOTH SUPREME NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A Mare


16 U.S. NatioNal ChampioNShipS aNd ReSeRveS; 40 top teNS Purebred Halter - Half-Arabian Halter - English - Country Hunt – Side Saddle - Costume - Driving

Rohara Arabians,

LLC

Karl & Roxann Hart ~ Orange Lake, Florida

John Rannenberg, Joe Alberti, Katie Showers - trainers tel: 352-591-4661 • rohara@windstream.net

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SIRE OF NATIONAL & RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS HEZAS KOOL

U.S. RES NATL CHAMPION COW HORSE AO

ZEE THE GEM+ CAN NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AO CAN NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AO 18/39 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AO

MINDING Ps AND Qs CAN NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AO 40+ U.S. RES NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING

SHEZA FIRE-CRACKER U.S. RES NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING FUTURITY 5 & UNDER

EAF PEPPER

CAN RES NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING

ART BY HESA

U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AO 40+

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SIRE OF 2011 NATIONAL WINNERS & A NATIONAL CHAMPION! ART BY HESA (above)

with owner and rider Kevin Simmons and breeder, Eleanor Hamilton. 2011 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION REINING AAOTR 40 & OVER

CRUISIN ON THE RIVER (above right) with Rod Matthiesen 2011 U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN REINING JUNIOR HORSE

SHEZA MELODY JAC (right)

with Gary Ferguson 2011 U.S. NATIONAL HA TOP TEN REINING JUNIOR HORSE

CMS LITTLE SIERRA

(bottom)

(Crown Musc+ daughter) with Eleanor Hamilton 2011 CANADIAN NATIONAL HA TOP TEN REINING AO

ELEANOR’S ARABIANS

763.767.1381 1.800.328.9923

WWW.ELEANORSARABIANS.COM

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13 National Championships, 4 Reserve National Championships ...

Thanks for giving us 2 more rides worthy of roses! I’m so excited for your next adventure—I love you Beautie! 52 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

––Carrie Carrie


Americanbeautie+// U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure with Gordon Potts U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Carrie Doran Fritz

Owned by:

Sharon Doran, Leslie Doran Sommer and Carrie Doran Fritz

Trained by:

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2011 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE FUTURITY

Magnum Chall HVP x ETC Cracklin Rosy +//

A special thank you to Cynthia Burkman and her staff for an amazing U.S. Nationals, and congratulations to Magnum Chall HVP for siring his first U.S. National performance winner! Proudly bred & owned by Highland Pride Arabians • www.HighlandPrideArabians.com For more information contact Burkman Centre • 805.344.1100 • www.BurkmanCentre.com 54 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION

U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY WITH NATALIE HUNT Besson Carol x Ekkatarina, by Neposzar Proudly owned by Barbara Lynn Hunt

“These memories were brought about by four very special horses: Jeweliette+/, JF Verrisk+, Dancin' To Victory+ and Resstitiution, and their 5 National Championships, 3 Reserve National Championships, and 4 Top Tens. Natalie and I have been the very fortunate beneficiaries of the constant dedication, support, and hard work of my husband, Bob Hunt, and our trainer/coach, Tommy Garland. Without the love, patience and guidance of these two special people, our family, and the friends we have met, no success would have been possible!” ~ Lynn Hunt

F or br eedi ng i nfor mati on on any of our N ati onal C hampi on S t a llio n s contact Gar l ands • P owhatan, VA 2 3 1 3 9 • 8 0 4 . 5 9 8 . 3 6 5 7

"WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR OURSELVES ALONE DIES WITH US; WHAT WE HAVE DONE FOR OTHERS AND THE WORLD REMAINS AND IS IMMORTAL" ALBERT PIKE.


2 0 1 1

Justify x BK Tamina Proudly owned by Kim Isringhausen

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to the entire Team at Kiesner Training for yet another great U.S. National Championship Show! Afire Bey V x Ritida

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Futurity with Joel Kiesner

U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Nicole Lawrence

MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION

Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot

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U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Lori Lawrence

NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

Afire Bey V x Ritida

MULTI- NATIONAL CHAMPION

Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Park AAOTR with Lori Lawrence Proudly owned by Carey, Nicole & Lori Lawrence

858-756-4387 Starline@sbcglobal.net www.starlinearabians.com Nov em ber 2011 | 59


Sherman Ranch sends its sincerest gratitude and admiration to Mitch Sperte for the incredible presentation of Expressamo at this year’s National Championships.

IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V *Available For Purchase

Proudly bred and owned by Sherman Ranch Pleasanton, CA ferrara photo

2011 U.S. National Champion Pleasure Driving 2011 U.S. National Champion Informal Combination with Mitch Sperte 2011 U.S. National Top ten English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Jill Sherman


2011 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Mitch Sperte

Now accepting training horses for the open, amateur and youth divisions. SF Specs Shockwave x Shes Real Bad Owned by Anne Sperte

Your inquiries are welcome.

Mitch Sperte 480-201-5113 sperteshowhorses@yahoo.com


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Teamwork Made the Dream Work!

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An

All-American Hero

Magnum Psyche x Halana 68 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l S U p r e m e C h a m p i o n S e n i o r S ta l l i o n with d david Boggs

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Pistal

6-Time NaTioNal ChampioN STallioN Celebrating the life of the All-Time Record Holder of National Stallion Halter Titles HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay www .H aras l os P almares . com . uy

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Magnum Psyche x Halana 70 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l S U p r e m e C h a m p i o n S e n i o r S ta l l i o n with david Boggs

Ld

Pistal

HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay www .H aras l os P almares . com . uy

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U n i t e d S tat e S n at i o n a l R e S e Rv e C h a m p i o n a arabian Junior Filly with david Boggs

JJ

La Baronesa

region 7 cHaMpion M are ScottSdale cHaMpion 3-year-old Mare a rabian breederS w orld cup S ilver SupreMe cHaMpion a rgentine national cHaMpion

HArAs MAYed Fernando and Joaquin de SantibaneS buenoS aireS, argentina www .H araS M ayed . coM

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Expecting foals in the spring of 2012 by DA Valentino and Marwan Al Shaqab

Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica

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DA Valentino x Sol Natique, by Solstice 74 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


2 0 1 1 U n i t e d S tat e S nat i o na l C h a m p i o n arabian Futurity Colt 2 0 1 1 U n i t e d S tat e S nat i o na l C h a m p i o n arabian 3-Year-old Colt 2 0 1 0 B r a z i l i a n nat i o na l C h a m p i o n arabian 2-Year-old Colt 2 0 1 0 C a na d i a n nat i o na l C h a m p i o n arabian 2-Year-old Colt 2 0 0 9 U n i t e d S tat e S nat i o na l C h a m p i o n arabian Yearling Sweepstakes Colt

oak ridge arabians Don & Janey Morse www .o ak r iDge a rabians . coM

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DA Valentino x Sol Natique, by Solstice 76 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


5-Time NaTioNal ChampioN

Oak Ridge aRabians Don & Janey Morse www .o ak r iDge a rabians . coM

www.vitORiOtO.cOm For Breeding Information, Contact:

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U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l C h a m p i o n arabian mare aaoth with david merlau U n i t e d S tat e S n at i o n a l R e S e Rv e C h a m p i o n arabian mare 8 & over with alcides Rodrigues

Suzanna

M PA

HeArtlAnd ArAbiAns Joe & Kathy Monroe DaviD Merlau GreenfielD, inDiana

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Versace x Fortune In Gold Nov em ber 2011 | 79


FA El Shawan x Festyna SA 80 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U N I T e d S Ta T e S N aT I O N a l C h a m p I O N arabian Two-Year-Old Filly with david Boggs

Festywa

alsa

Uruguayan National Champion Filly Region 18 Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Iowa Gold Star Champion Two-Year-Old Filly HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay www .H aras l os P almares . com . uy

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Pryme Thyme x Diamond Tribute 82 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U N i T e d S TA T e S N AT i O N A l C H A m p i O N Stallion AAOTH with Jason Tackett UNiTed STATeS NATiONAl TOp TeN 4-5 Year Old Stallion with Alcides Rodrigues

Tribute Thyme

SA

Canadian National Champion 2011 Region 14 Champion Stallion AOTH

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Dam oF 2011 BREEDERs Finals GolD CHampion WEanlinG Colt, By VEGas Dpa

Sultan

ORA

Rahere x Dyna HCF, by Don El Chall 84 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U n i t e d S tat e S n at i O n a l R e S e Rv e C h a M p i O n arabian arabian Futurity Filly with david Boggs

Raherra

2009 Scottsdale Champion Yearling Filly 2010 Scottsdale Junior Champion Filly 2011 Region 14 Champion Open Mare

oAk ridge ArAbiAns Don & Janey Morse www .o ak r iDge a rabians . coM

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U n i t e d S tat e S n at i o n a l R e S e Rv e C h a m p i o n arabian mare aaoth with aJ marino U n i t e d S tat e S n at i o n a l R e S e Rv e C h a m p i o n arabian 4-5 Year old mare with Steve heathcott

Anna Marie

In foal to the great dA Vinci fm for the sprIng of 2012.

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Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah, by Bey Shah Nov em ber 2011 | 87


U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l C h a m p i o n arabian Gelding aaoth with aJ marino U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l C h a m p i o n arabian 4-5 Year old Gelding with dagmar Gordiano

Millan Always

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M ulti -u.s. n AtionAl ChAMpion C AnAdiAn nAtionAl ChAMpion sCottsdAle ChAMpion M ulti -regionAl ChAMpion

MArino ArAbiAns Anthon, AJ, BrittAny And denise MArino BirMinghAM, AlABAMA

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She's Flying High!

Jammin She's Still

Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS 90 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U n I T e d S TA T e S n AT I o n A l C H A m p I o n Half-Arabian Yearling Filly with david Boggs U n I T e d S TA T e S n AT I o n A l R e S e Rv e C H A m p I o n Half-Arabian Junior Filly with Alcides Rodrigues

2011 Scottsdale Unanimous Supreme Champion Half-Arabian Halter Horse Region 14 Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Filly Iowa Gold Star Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Filly Saddle Type

Jeff McAlpin EdEn PrairiE, MinnEsota

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U n i t e d S ta t e S n at i o n a l C h a m p i o n half-arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding with dagmar Gordiano

He Be A Badazz

JRa azul x She Be noble

scottsdale Grand champion Half-Arabian Yearling colt presented by Alcides rodrigues

iowa Gold star champion Half-Arabian Auction colt presented by Andy carrol

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U n i t E d S ta t E S n at i o n a l C h a M P i o n arabian Senior Gelding with terry anne Boggs U n i t E d S ta t E S n at i o n a l C h a M P i o n arabian 6-7 Year old Gelding with terry anne Boggs

Magnum Storm

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Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse

Canadian national Champion gelding scottsdale Unanimous Champion open and JTH Halter gelding

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2011 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show by Kara Larson In its 45th year, the 2011 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show set out to fulfill its prestigious reputation as a premier exhibition of the Arabian industry’s finest. Hoping to once again showcase the most talented horses, trainers, and horsemen in the Arabian industry, the 2011 U.S. Nationals confirmed its place as a show unlike any other. Held in Tulsa, Okla., with 1,805 Arabians and Half-Arabians competing in 171 classes over a span of nine days, the show proved to be just what it set out to be—a national event. “I think it was probably one of the best Nationals we’ve ever had,” says Marty Shea. “The quality of horses was off the charts. The show was well-run, the judging was fair, and I think it was a great representation of what the Arabian breed is trying to portray.” Complete with big wins, touching stories, charitable causes and a captivated crowd, there is much to be said about this year’s U.S. Nationals. This was my first experience in Tulsa, and from the very beginning of the week, I felt something in the air—something unique that only a show of its caliber could offer. I’d been yearning to attend since my youth career ended, and it was everything I expected it to be. Along with many other Arabian enthusiasts, I felt the excitement and witnessed some very special moments.

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Camaraderie, fun and good competition are the things that keep us coming back to horse shows year after year. but what is it about U.s. nationals that sets it apart from every other Arabian show? i believe the difference lies in the atmosphere, the people, and the events of the show. in 2011, improvements had been made across the grounds and arenas, with APAHA and volunteers joining in to raise funds and significantly upgrade decorations. The utilitarian Ford Truck Arena was lined in a string of lights, featured a cozy Patrons Lounge and had a large, lighted sign that read “45th U.s. nationals.” A jumbo screen showing class results, show photos and live feed video hovered above its beautiful center ring, and on the last three nights of the show, green shavings emphasized the magnitude and importance of the classes. in the Pavilion, long string lights were suspended from the ceiling along with colorful banners, and a ViP section was created to provide floor seating for members of the audience. This allowed the people to feel like they were part of the action in the halter classes. “We tried to decorate the rings to match the atmosphere of a national show,” fundraiser and volunteer Christine ryan states. “We were able to get a lot of great donations to make it all possible. it’s going to be even better next year!” one of the sweetest and most exciting parts of U.s. nationals is the chance to win it all—take home the honor, trophy, and prestige of being a national champion. someone who has always been a patron of the roses and the fight for a national championship is longtime Arabian breeder and enthusiast Claire Larson of Tea, s.D. From his three horses with trainer Andy sellman of Argent Farms, Larson came home with two top tens and one national championship. The national championship was awarded to Futurity Filly Valori TrF, under sellman’s established lead. “it was a big win for me,” Larson says. “Andy found the mare and he’s really done a great job with her. she’s one of the best mares i’ve ever owned, and i expect that she’ll produce well.” Another pair who know a thing or two about big wins are Jim and Terry Diver of Canfield, ohio, owners of U.s. national Champion Half-Arabian english Pleasure Junior Horse erA moonlite serenade. ridden by trainer Jim stachowski to a unanimous championship in a class stacked with talent, this young mare wowed the crowd and judges into a frenzy. “it was truly a thrill of a lifetime,” says Terry Diver. “she was just incredible to watch.”

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one of the toughest divisions of the horse show is Half-Arabian english Pleasure, and one of the most exciting classes was the one for amateur owners 18-39. (i know, because i was in it.) When the announcer called for a work-off between Polkapalooza with nicole Lawrence and Papa rhazi with brie reiter, i had the greatest view in Ford Arena—center ring. As both english horses powered around the arena, the crowd showed their admiration with cheers, while the horses that remained in the line-up danced around with nerves. Although they are very different in build and motion, both Polkapalooza and Papa rhazi proved that they deserved to hold the top spots in the class. in an emotional twist, this would most likely be brie and Papa rhazi’s last ride together, making it a special class for her, regardless of the outcome. When the judges finally called them in, Papa rhazi was a stride ahead of the rest. “Papa rhazi is always a joy to ride,” says brie. “i can’t actually think of anything more fun than showing him. When we lined up in the final, i was completely relieved; the potential of having to ride in a work-off never even crossed my mind. And when they did announce this work-off, relief vanished and a combination of anxiety, terror, and excitement took over. i was a little concerned that we were both exhausted, but he felt as good as ever. it was a terrific grand finale!” From small barns to large and everything in between, U.s. nationals offered a show that everyone could participate in and enjoy. Take for example Texie and scott Lowery of Cherryhills Village, Colo. With no trainer to steer the ship, these two are in charge of their own horses and accomplish this feat with great success. Their hard work paid off at the Canadian nationals, where they took home two national championships, three reserve national championships, and 14 top tens with only four horses. When it came down to U.s. nationals time, they brought three horses, and through these, a total of three top tens were won

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with the 7-year-old Half-Arabian country English pleasure horse, My Name Is Earl. “Earl has won seven national titles in his career, and he truly loves to show,” Texie relates. “I’m an amateur at Nationals against some big training stables, so it was really special for Earl to get top ten in all his classes. He has really become a great country and costume horse for us.” A show isn’t simply about the ribbons and trophies you acquire. At the end of the day, it is about the obstacles that had to be overcome in getting there. One trainer with a mountain-sized obstacle that occurred just 10 days before U.S. Nationals was Tish Kondas of Showtime Training Center. After going through a career-threatening accident while riding, Tish’s right arm was in no condition for competition, let alone showing at U.S. Nationals. However, she simply wouldn’t let an injured arm hinder her chances of going to Tulsa and doing her best. Her 24 horses, crew and equipment already had left for Tulsa when Tish was hospitalized for six days, then released a mere day before she too headed for Oklahoma. She knew that her injury couldn’t be taken lightly. “I went to Tulsa hoping I would be able to show a couple times; I really just expected the worst and hoped for the best,” she says. “I ended up showing all but two of my horses. When it came down to show time, I found myself saying, ‘If I can get through this one, then I’ll be happy.’ We just had such a great group of horses that it was difficult for me not to end up showing them.” Behind the curtain of success was a group of people supporting Tish and her horses with unprecedented assistance and encouragement—her fellow Arabian horsemen stepped up to help. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of my staff, clients, the vet who rewrapped my arm every day, and other trainers who helped work and show my horses throughout the week. It was really special to see how much the Arabian community was pulling for me, and was willing to help me as much as they did.” In today’s Arabian industry, it is never easy to keep a horse show like the U.S. Nationals running at top levels of success, participation and enthusiasm. However, this year’s event proved that the show is definitely on course—and maintaining its edge as the home of the breed’s most prestigious honors.

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Arabian Senior Stallion 4 & Over Champion and Arabian Stallion 8 & Over Champion LD Pistal (Magnum Psyche x Halana), shown by David Boggs for owners Carlos and Christiane Roizner.

Arabian Stallion 6-7 Champion FA El Shawan (Marwan Al Shaqab x Foxbriar Shakita), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owner FA El Shawan Group.

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Arabian Junior Colt 3 & Under Champion and Arabian Yearling Colt Champion Barzan Al Shahania (Stival x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Arabian Stallion 4-5 Champion Eccentric Valentino (DA Valentino x Amelia B), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Fazenda Floresta.

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Arabian 3-Year-Old Colt Champion and Arabian Futurity Colt Champion Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique), shown by David Boggs for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion Tribute Thyme SA (Pryme Thyme x Diamond Tribute), shown by owner Jason Tackett.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Champion AAS-Elishahh (Eden C x Sempre), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Luciana Fasano.

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Arabian Junior Filly 3 & Under Champion and Arabian Yearling Filly Champion RH Triana (ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Freeland Farm LLC.

Arabian Senior Mare 4 & Over Champion and Arabian Mare 8 & Over Champion Panarea By Palawan (WH Justice x Palawan), shown by Frank Frank Spรถnle for owner Ajman Stud.

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Arabian 3-Year-Old Filly Champion Abha Raipur (El Perfecto x Abha Zenobia), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Arabian Mare 4-5 Champion Dulcinea BHF (Denali BHF x Felisha BHF), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Nelson de Oliveira Prata Pinto Moreira.

Arabian Mare 6-7 Champion Star Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Mystica Arabians.

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Arabian Mare AAOTH Champion Suzanna MPA (Versace x Fortune In Gold), shown by David Merlau for owners Joe and Kathleen Monroe.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Champion Festywa ALSA (FA El Shawan x Festyna SA), shown by David Boggs for owner Carlos and Christiane Roizner.

Arabian Futurity Filly Champion Valori TRF (DA Valentino x Satin Chall LL), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

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HALTER Arabian Senior Gelding 4 & Over Champion and Arabian Gelding 6-7 Champion DC Magnum Storm (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by owner Terry Anne Boggs.

Arabian Junior Gelding 3 & Under Champion and Arabian Yearling Gelding Champion Conviction CA (SF Veraz x Denalia), shown by Ted Carson for owner Edwin Crain.

Arabian Gelding 8 & Over Champion Relentlyss (First Cyte x Padrons Nike), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Shuster Arabians LLC.

Arabian Gelding 4-5 Champion PA Millan Always (Always A Jullyen V x Milleah), shown by Dagmar Gordiano and Arabian Gelding AAOTH Champion, shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.

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Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion Paladin LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by Gilberto Valdez for owners Sandro and Gabriela Pinha.

Arabian 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion Ducati T (Magnum Chall HVP x Savannah Psyche T), shown by Steve Heathcott for owners Daniel and Suzanne Acevedo.

Arabian Futurity Gelding Champion Righteous BHF (Falcon BHF x BHF Anna Tevkah), shown by owner Keith Krichke.

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HA/AA Senior Mare Saddle/Pleasure 4 & Over Champion CF Coming Up Roses (Majesteit x French Seduction), shown by David Bilgrien, and HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure 7 & Over Champion shown by owner Cynthia Crawford.

HA/AA Senior Mare Stock/Hunter 4 & Over Champion and HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter 4-6 Champion ZA Magnumoiselle MTC (Magnum Psyche x Affluent Affair), shown by Joe Alberti, and HA/AA Mare Stock/ Hunter AAOTH Champion shown by owner Carolyn Weiler.

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HA/AA Junior Filly 3 & Under Champion and HA/AA 2-Year-Old Filly Champion Ebony By Valentino (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter 7 & Over Champion Drama Dot Com LRA (ATA Bey Starr x Khabernet Fire), shown by Joao Rodrigues for owner Jodie Surerus.

HA/AA Yearling Filly Champion Shes Still Jammin (Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by David Boggs for owner Jeff McAlpin.

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HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure 4-6 Champion JB Hometown Hottie (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), shown by Jerry Schall, and HA/AA Mare Saddle/ Pleasure AAOTH Champion shown by owner Michael Bills.

HA/AA 3-Year-Old Filly Champion and HA/AA Futurity Filly Champion Rohara Hermes (Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy), shown by Joe Alberti for owner Marikate Matthews.

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HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure AAOTH Champion VSH Dominic (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by owner Lindsay Rinehart.

HA/AA Senior Gelding Saddle/ Pleasure 4 & Over Champion and HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure 7 & Over Champion VSH Dominic (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Lindsay Rinehart.

HA/AA Senior Gelding Stock/ Hunter 4 & Over Champion and HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter 7 & Over Champion Ima Cool Cat CB (Majesteit x Catherine X), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owner Elaine Finney.

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HA/AA Junior Colt/Gelding 3 & Under Champion and HA/AA 3-YearOld Gelding Champion Mai Oh Mai (Majesteit x Marysia), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Jessie Szymanski.

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion He Be A Badazz (JRA Azul x She Be Noble), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owners David and Terry Anne Boggs.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure 4-6 Champion Wasted Nights (Allience x CF In A Rare Mood), shown by Robert Bick for owner Burrline LLC.

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HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter 4-6 Champion Maghnus Z (Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose), shown by Joe Alberti, and HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter AAOTH Champion shown by owner Amelia Hruban.

HA/AA Futurity Gelding Champion The Image Of Fame (The Color Of Fame x SHL Cool Mistique), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Brian Measel.

HA/AA 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion A Major Design (Star Ghazal x A Lovely Design), shown by Sandro Pinha for owners Sherrie Jean and Shannon Gowey.

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Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund Gets Big Boost Events At U.S. Nationals Add Signif icant Dollars To Coffer by Colleen scott

in January 2005, when mary Trowbridge and a handful of other Arabian horse enthusiasts formed the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (AHDF, originally a part of the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association, but now an independent nonprofit organization), they had little inkling that the fledgling organization would grow to garner the support of thousands of Arabian horse enthusiasts around the globe. but it has, and a big part of the organization’s growth and widespread appeal can be attributed to the hard work of what Trowbridge calls “the dream team.” Trowbridge is referring to becky and bob nash, and sisters Leslie sommer and Carrie Fritz, who were responsible for the wildly successful Wine Walk at U.s. nationals. Through their efforts, the Fund has been introduced to an everincreasing number of people. nash single-handedly organized last year’s inaugural Wine Walk, and following its success, brought the event back in 2011 with even more participants and a silent auction. Their efforts paid off in spades, raising more than $30,000 (from a week’s total of $78,000) for the fund just through ticket purchases and the silent auction. Held on Friday, october 28th, between the afternoon and evening sessions, the Wine Walk took place in the barn aisle outside the Ford Truck Arena. For a $40 tax-deductible ticket, each participant received a commemorative glass and the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines along the aisle. Food also was provided. Farms participating or providing funds to host included: battaglia Farms, blackwell stables, The brass ring, Colonial Wood Training Center, Cedar ridge Arabians, Diamond b Training stables, empress Arabians, evergreen 114 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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Zee Fire Storm, donated by Eleanor Hamilton of Eleanor's Arabians.

Khandy Spots, donated by Gordon Potts of The Brass Ring.

Arabians, Gallún Farms, Hesten Park, Iron Horse Farms, Long meadow Arabians, Lowe Show Horse Centre, Springwater Farms, Strawberry banks Farm, Tamar Arabians, Trowbridge's Ltd., and vallejo Inc. III. In addition to enjoying food, drink and camaraderie, Wine Walk attendees were able to bid on a number of once-in-a-lifetime silent auction items, including rides on multi-national championship award winners Americanbeautie (donated by Carrie Fritz), Caliente virtuoso (from robin Porter), and Tr Skid mark (courtesy of Katie Harvey). The opportunity to drive multi-national champion All Dolled Up eA (donated by Katie burr) was also available. other items included: a breeding to vitorio To (donated by Don and Janey morse, oak ridge Arabians); dinner for eight at boulevard restaurant (from Sheree and Peter Holloway); Show ready Therapeutic Ice machine (offered by Amy and Troy Peterson); signed and commemorative wines (from Shamrock Farms); boston red Sox tickets (courtesy of vicki and Dean boylan); a full-page ad in Arabian Horse Times; an ad in Arabian Results (provided by Jim and Christy egan); a riding clinic at Trowbridge’s Ltd.; a case of wine (donated by rohara Arabians); jewelry from ornaments Fine Design and bennett Fine Jewelry; merchandise from Show Pony; and gift certificates for apparel from Show Season and Frierson’s Custom Tailored riding Apparel. on Friday and Saturday nights, there were more chances to support the Horsemen’s Distress Fund, as everyone in the audience (and even those watching the show via live feed) was invited to bid on two very special horses at live auction. Gordon Potts of The brass ring donated the lovely Khadraj NA mare, Khandy Spots. Auctioned

from center ring on Friday night, she was first purchased by maureen and Dan Grossman, Stone ridge Arabians, and Don and Janey morse, oak ridge Arabians. They donated her back, and she was then purchased by Jeff and robyn mcGlinn of mystica Arabians in Australia, who were watching the show and auction via live feed, and also donated her back. The lovely 2004 bay tobiano mare ultimately went home with Walter and Candy Larsen of Woodstock, Ill., raising $28,000 for the fund through the various sales. Saturday night, Zee Fire Storm, donated by eleanor’s Arabians, took center stage. by Hesa Zee and out of Fire musc, the handsome 2005 chestnut gelding ultimately went home with eleanor who, after watching several western pleasure classes throughout the show, decided he would be quite competitive and should be a part of her own stable! Judging by this year’s event, the team was certainly successful, as the Wine Walk, live and silent auctions, and contributions raised the afore-mentioned $78,000. Trowbridge is delighted, and hopes that everyone realizes it isn’t just the large gifts that count, but also the $5, $10 and $20 donations. “one of the most uplifting things about this endeavor is that it has really brought the Arabian horse community together,” she says. “Working on the Distress Fund makes us forget about some of the political issues and show issues and rule questions that are within our industry. It helps bring us together and realize that we are very lucky to live our lives with these magnificent horses. We don’t need government intervention to take care of us; we’ve got to do it ourselves. Through the Distress Fund, we have individuals, magazines, companies, the Association, the big guy and the little guy, all coming together and making a big difference.” Nov ember 2011 | 115


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Making History not since 1978 when sheila Varian rode Comment (mikado x *ostroga) to the winner’s circle has a female rider won the U.s. national Championship in english pleasure. That all changed this year when the team of Leah beth boyd and starr Llight (reign on x Charm eTA) captured the coveted championship title. Trained by boyd for many years, the gray mare, though small in stature, proved too big to beat in the final class of the show on saturday, october 29.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion Starr Llight (Reign On x Charm ETA), ridden by Leah Beth Boyd for owners Elizabeth and Tom Moore.

“i still can’t really believe that it happened!” says boyd. “i feel very blessed to have starr Llight in my life. it was all her, she gave 110 percent— she always does. it’s crazy to think about being one of two women to win the open. i got lucky and had the right ride on the right horse on the right night. There are so many great women trainers in our industry, i have no doubt that statistic will change a lot in the future!” in the open championship, boyd and starr Llight were followed closely by fellow Cedar ridge trainer John Golladay on brass star (brass x Cb shining star), owned by moriah Fischer and Larry Jerome. Another interesting aspect of this class was the fact that for the first time, an Afire bey V Perpetual Trophy was presented by Tim and marty shea to the winner of the Arabian english class. “it was such a special moment for my husband and me,” says marty shea. “We were able to not only honor the top-producing Afire bey V, but also pleased to present it to such a deserving trainer and horse team in Leah beth boyd and starr Llight.” Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Defying Gravity RGS (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella), ridden by John Ryan for owner Cheryl Doran. 116 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion Pheobe Afire (Afire Bey V x Primroza), ridden by Brooke Marie Jarvis for owner Kimberly Jarvis.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion GSF Ambienze (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea), ridden by owner Juliet Carden.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion Bellisimo PR (Bellagio PR x High Fidelitty), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.

Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Champion Prosuasion (SF Specs Shocwave x MZ Kitty), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owner Crescent Creek Farms. Nov ember 2011 | 117


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Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion Bonfire ROF (Baske Afire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Vicki Humphrey for owner Lee Ann Flynn. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Princess Of Baske (Baske Afire x Berry Fancee), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owners Jacques Lapointe and Candace Avery.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion SV Justajoy (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara), ridden by owner Helen Lacey Reed.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion Glitterati (Baske Afire x Klass Actionn), ridden by Karen Root for owner Great Bend Ranch.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion CSP Gisele (Mamage x MHR Martinna), ridden by owner Emily Shippee.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion Simply Afire (Afire Bey V x Simply The Best), ridden by owner Jennifer Woodward.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion Roxbury (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance), ridden by owner Elizabeth Hoffman.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Futurity Champion Thunder Struck LR (SF Specs Shocwave x Berre Striking), ridden by owner Lindsay Rinehart.

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HA/AA English Pleasure Champion Second Sight (Afires Vision x Silver Fantasy PV), ridden by Robert Battaglia for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion Papa Rhazi (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), ridden by owner Brie Reiter.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion SA Mandolin (Manier x CF All Nite Long), ridden by owner Lori Foster.

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HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ERA Moonlite Serenade (Baske Afire x Undulata’s Lady Delight), ridden by James Stachowski for owners Norma and John Diver.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion CF Jimmy Neutron (Baske Afire x She’s A Mystery), ridden by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure Futurity Champion Emperors Fire (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion James Brown (Mamage x Watch My Success), ridden by Shan Wilson for owner Lindsay O'Reilly-French.

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

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion Americanbeautie (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion and HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion SF Beyond The Glory (Cologne x Admirals Supreme Glory), ridden and driven by owner Mike Beethe.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion Strikes So Sassy (Strike Up The Band’s Legacy x GA Louisiana Grey), ridden by Kristen Meyer for owner Charlene Ryan.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Futurity Champion Gives Me Goosebumps (VCP Magnifire x Twin Cities), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owner Wendy Zehnder.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion RA Alliza (Allience x CF Night View), ridden by owner Marlene Leichtfuss.


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Arabian Park Horse Champion Mandalay Bay (Promotion x Mi Kaborina), ridden by Vicki Humphrey and Arabian Park Horse AAOTR Champion with Cathy Vecsey (up), for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion REA My Allience (Allience x My Diamond Girl), ridden by Matthew Siemon for owners Gregg and Nancy Shafer.

HA/AA Park Horse AAOTR Champion Polkapalooza (Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot), ridden by Lori Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

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Arabian Informal Combination Champion and Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion Expressamo (IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V), both shown by Mitch Sperte for owner Martin L. Sherman Jr. Family Trust.

Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion A Noble Cause (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire), driven by Richard Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion Mister Matrix (Hucklebey Berry x MWF Miska), driven by Chad Judy for owner Empress Arabians. 126 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion DA Tremor (Allionce x Afection MSC), driven by Amanda Purdin for owner Boisvert Farms.


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HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion Guided (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), driven by Lisa Jo White for owners Gary and Cynthia Heberling.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion Fox Appeal (Fox Creek x Empress Of Bask), driven by Irwin Schimmel for owner Prestige Farms LLC.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion Baracuda SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee), driven by Peter Stachowski for owners Dawn Gallo Scarpelli and Peter Scarpelli.

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion Raves Khasanova (Rave VF x RSD Khaptivation), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner Sheri Lyn Gillham.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion Capt Jack Sparrow PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Madison Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

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

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume AAOTR Champion Hey Its My Toi (Hey Hallelujah x Jatoi), ridden by owner Dallas Joiner.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion Fabulaire (Afire Bey V x Money’s Stellar Performer), ridden by Sharon Blendinger for owner Milagro Arabians.

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WESTERN Arabian Western Pleasure Champion Onyx A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA), ridden by Brett Becker for owners Richard, Gail and Anne Whitaker.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Monticello V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Mosquerade V), ridden by Joe Reser for owner Setting Sun Stables LLC.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion Sunsational Kid (Sundance Kid V x Mane Street), ridden by owner Joe Frizzell.

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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion SR Khan (Khadraj NA x Claair De Lune), ridden by owner Steven Freeman.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion Kharismatic PGA (Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA), ridden by owner Nicole Pitassi.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion Resstitution (Besson Carol x Ekkatarina), ridden by Natalie Hunt for owner Barbara Lynn Hunt.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion Marquis Magic (Magic Dream CAHR x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by owner Stacey Swier.

Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity Champion Aria Opus One (Justify x BK Tamina), ridden by Thomas Garland for owner Kim Isringhausen.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion Lets Get Loded (LBA Lode Star x Aura Spring), ridden by Brett Becker for owner Sally Leonardini.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion Sheza Loded Lady (LBA Lode Star x Aura Spring), ridden by owner Jamie Leonardini Gotelli.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Summer Holiday (Versace x My Holiday), ridden by Brett Becker for owners Karen, Doug, Brooke, and Nicole Pitassi.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion and HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion Ciaera (Khadraj NA x I Imagine), ridden by owner Gail Grubb.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Futurity Champion Just Tu Kool RTA (Smokin Jose Cuervo x Imtu Kool), ridden by Jody Strand for owner Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.

Not pictured: HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion RDA Allure (Versace x Warrior PBB Blizzard), ridden by owner Ashlee Howton.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion Cylent Lightning CCA (Cytosk x Bakkaratta), ridden by Cari Thompson for owners David and Kathryn Morrison.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure 18-35 AAOTR Champion GJR Shameful (Sshameless x HB Gailady), ridden by Hillary Hoffman for owners Matthew and Jody Hoffman.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion Jullyanna (Jullyen El Jamaal x Adelaida V), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Lisa Ethell.

Not pictured: Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion San-Antonio SF (Georgio AF x LC Psuzanna), ridden by owner Lynn Simpson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure 36-54 AAOTR Champion WMJ Contribution (DW Tribute x Azalasia), ridden by Bridget Middleton for owners Jackie Vihlen and Sarah Jane Rogers. Nov ember 2011 | 135


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HUNT Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion HP Guns And Roses (Magnum Chall HVP x ETC Cracklin Rosy), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion Khash PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Kela), ridden by Becky Bond for owner Bond Show Horses, Inc.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion Extras Finale (TF Extrodinere AA x GMF Szzlyn), ridden by Brandon Rice for owner Donald Fricke.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion WD Noble Ladd (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion Big Time DDA (Its Sshow Time x Ramona’s Scarlett), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion Marc My Words (Monarch V x Dudes Crystollace), ridden by Jennifer Herron for owner Katherine Gardner.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion Allectri Phi CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

Not pictured: HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion Vivienne LR (Knight Invader x KJ Déjà vu), ridden by Wendy Potts and HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion, ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion HS High Caliber (High Sign x Shza Dancin Queen), ridden by Tamera Bowles for owner High Star Farms LLC. Nov ember 2011 | 137


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Arabian English Show Hack Champion MM Sabe (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owners Morgan and Cynthia Kelly.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion Winning Afire (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion Tolstoi (Matoi x Miss Babs), ridden by owner Kelly Steinhaus.

HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR Champion Prince LOA (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), ridden by Michelle Pease-Paulsen for owner L. David Pease.

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OFFICIALS

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Show manager and U.S. Nationals Commission vice Chair Pat Webb said the number of entries was the highest since the venue was changed to Tulsa, okla., in 2008. “We really had good attendance this year and I think people were very happy overall,” she notes. one of the most popular additions, she adds, was the new reserved viewing tables in the halter arena. “by the time the show was over, we had sold all the tables and already have a waiting list for next year.” Commission Chairman bill Hughes cited other enhancements. “The four-sided video screen in the center of Ford Arena was really a hit,” he says. “Those screens were just put in and used for the first time at our show. People were able to see the judges’ cards, the names of the horses and riders, pictures from mike Ferrara, and advertisements from our sponsors. I think it was a big hit.”

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Hughes says the preliminary financials look good and the commission is already at work on plans for the 2012 show. “We’re looking at several things for next year, including the possibility of new or painted panels in both the Ford and mustang Arenas,” he says.

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WORKING

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Arabian Trail Horse Champion Magnums Shogun (Magnum Psyche x Padrons Esperanza), ridden by Michael Damianos for owners Dawn and Shelbee Damianos.

HA/AA Trail Horse Champion TR Despret For Achic (Desperado V x Oakachic), ridden by Michael Damianos for owner Tes Wolf.

Arabian Trail Horse AAOTR Champion RVR Authentikhemo (Khemosabi x Authenticgorgious), ridden by owner Margaret Lucas.

Not pictured: Arabian Trail Horse Futurity Champion Marco NA (Sir Fames HBV x EA Miracle), ridden by Kathy Bast for owner Patricia Hoye. HA/AA Trail Horse AAOTR Champion Irish Bug-A-Boo (Flamenco Bey V x Irish Precious Rose), ridden by owner Tracy Dowson. HA/AA Trail Horse Futurity Champion Pardonn My French (Robby x French Vanilaa), ridden by Michael Damianos for owner Muna Busailah.

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Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion and Arabian Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion Just N Style (Black N Style x Bint Myraa), ridden by Tyson Randle for owner Timothy Anderson.

HA/AA Reining Horse Champion HH Charmed N Color (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by Tyson Randle for owner Kim Niven.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 40 & Over Champion Art By Hesa (Hesa Zee x Artymusme), ridden by owner Kevin Simmons.

Not pictured: Arabian Reining Horse Champion Im The Real Deal (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Audrey Zinke.

HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion Dun Waltzin (Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa), ridden by Tyson Randle for owners Bryan and Cheryl Nelson.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 18-39 Champion VLQ Friendly Fire (Forelock’s Petja x Polka Jane), ridden by owner Allison Mostowich.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Champion TR Brace For Impack (Jaborrs Impack x Oakachic), ridden by owner Lauren Bailey-Pollard.

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WORKING

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Arabian Cutting Champion Kaldareyn (Fadareyn x Kallysta), ridden by Greg Mayfield for owner Wendy Lindsay Castle.

Not pictured: Arabian Working Cow Horse Champion Tamar Visionary (Neposzar x Balanai), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Tamara Hanby. Arabian Working Cow Horse AAOTR Champion Traddition (*SR Nadom x Nafire), ridden by owner Stephen Grove. Arabian Working Cow Horse Futurity Champion Sheba Neshaad (Shah Neshaad x Cafe Le Castana), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Christine Trabue. HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion Khemonadaseasterstar (Khemonada x Easter Val), ridden by Emma Elizabeth Lowrey for owners Beth and Bruce Lowrey.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Champion Hollywood Blockbuster (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock by owner Olivia Pakula. HA/AA Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion Sugarplum Starlight (Plum Masterful x Sonjia), ridden by owner Auriel Overall-Isaman. Arabian Cutting Futurity Champion Al-Marah Bedouin Lad (AM Ben Dream x AM Star Radiance), ridden by owner Travis Braden. Arabian Cutting Non-Pro Champion WC Rockin Robin (Kakhem Sahib x Cynora), ridden by owner K. Dawn Coons.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse AOTR Champion Coco Polene (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho-Larkin.

Arabian Cutting Novice Horse Champion Khemanders Breezee (Khemander Kody x Zee Winstar), ridden by Tommy Wayne West for owner Michelle Chouteau.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Futurity Champion Smart Little Khemo (WR Lena x Khemo Khitten), ridden by Jamie Peters for owner Traci Moseley.

HA/AA Cutting Champion Johnny Nitro (Ridin Withthe King x Arizona Wildcat), ridden by Donald Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse Champion Amerikan Eagle (R Classic Touch x State Of Liberty), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owners Gary and Nancy Howard.

HA/AA Cutting Non Pro Champion RCC Reinman (Smart Chic Olena x Impacts Reina), ridden by owner Stephen Grove.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion Zee Kats Meow (Xenophonn x Kat Afari), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho-Larkin. 142 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

HA/AA Cutting Novice Horse Champion Time To Shine ZA (There Comes A Time x Shahs Windsong), ridden by Tommy Wayne West for owner Ranessa Crawford.


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Photographer Brandy Johnson during her print-signing event at Arabian Horse Times' booth.

Scenes from the Vegaz Party hosted by the Knipes and Arabian Horse Times.

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman

icki Humphrey’s career in Arabian horses did not take off overnight, or emerge from a few astounding performances that made her name. Ask her about milestones, and she is silent. of course, it might be said that she has been so focused on horses that she didn’t even see a major turning point early on, something many horsemen might have been content to call a career-topper: she developed the legendary english pleasure mare, FF summer storm. summer storm earned her national titles and became famous with Gene LaCroix, but she

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was full-on breathtaking—cadenced, rhythmic and a picture for the ages— when she first entered the ring with Vicki Humphrey in 1978. The mare earned some notice for her young trainer, but Humphrey was oblivious. “i was really young at the time,” she says, “and when she was sold, i had no idea what i was losing. i thought, ‘Well, i’ll just go find another one.’ i didn’t realize that horses like that don’t come along again.” And so for years Humphrey f lew just a little under the radar as she built what is now one of the industry’s top english barns.


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In The Beginning — Talent

ictoria Humphrey was born in Cleveland, ohio, the middle child in a quintessential, if quirky, American family at mid-century. Her father, John r. Humphrey, was a mechanical engineer and owned his own manufacturing companies, while her mother, betty, worked in the school system and later was an executive secretary. (No one thought about it at

the time, but that was perfect training for her last career as office manager of vicki Humphrey Training Center.) The kids all inherited their father’s love of horses. every summer, vicki and her brother, David, saved their money to rent horses for a week. “They would be brought in a two-horse trailer, dropped off and tied to a stake in our backyard,” she recalls. “Amazingly, they survived us. When it rained, we thought we had to make plastic raincoats for them. The neighbors’ lawns were tortured because they got loose about two or three times a day and ran through the subdivision. We had a ball.” The brief equine encounters that dotted her childhood soon made it apparent that she possessed a natural talent with horses. There wasn’t much technique involved— certainly no equitation or attention to form—but, as she puts it, she was “born knowing how to ride a horse.” visiting a cousin’s horse farm at the age of 5, she was put on a horse to walk around and soon had it cantering. However, it was high school before she could arrange riding lessons, and even then, she recalls, it wasn’t formal instruction. “The ‘lesson’ was a trail ride,” she says, “and they told you how to ride on the trail. The first lesson I took, I became the ride’s leader because I was the one who could make the horses go down the hill and across the river.” In her senior year, she finally was able to purchase a horse with a summer’s work painting a barn. Its upkeep also was funded by barter; every Saturday and Sunday Nov ember 2011 | 167


Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman morning, she took 30 people on trail rides, then cared for and turned out the horses at night.

Humphrey and her father, John.

meanwhile, her high school scholastic career had progressed at an impressive pace. by the end of her sophomore year, taking nearly all honors classes, she had almost enough credits to graduate and she could devote most of her days to art, which was her major. College was on her agenda, but when the time came, her growing realization that her riding lacked technique led her to petition her father for a year’s study of horsemanship. “i just wanted to know the right way to do everything,” she says. “i didn’t have any idea how to ride; i could make a horse do what i wanted it to, but i hadn’t any polish—none. i didn’t know what a lead or a diagonal was. i didn’t even have a saddle. i had a bridle.” it was during that interim year in the equestrian program at meredith manor in Waverly, W. Va., that the first faint bell of “this could be a profession” rang in her mind. she honored her promise to her father, however, by enrolling at Kent state University in Kent, ohio. And furthered her equine experience by working on the side as an assistant trainer (“a glorified groom”) at Dick Keller’s Keller electric Arabians. over time, it was the horses that won out; the commercial art degree never was finished. instead, Humphrey opted to leave college, resign her job, and join friends from meredith manor for what was to be a year in Hawaii. They 168 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

rented a house on the side of a crater in maui, built corrals, bought horses, and settled in to live their dream. Days were filled with scenic rides through the polipoli forests, surfing, and generally, in her words, “having a blast.” of course, such paradise was not meant to last; three months later, Dick Keller called to say that he’d fired his trainer and did she want the job? “Yes,” she replied, revising her plans. “i’ll be back in a month.” “if you want the job, you’ll be back in a week,” he replied bluntly. she got on a plane. And so began her career in Arabian horses. The name sire at Keller electric Arabians at the time was 1963 U.s. national Champion stallion Hajababa, a product of Cedardell Farms, one of the most respected names in the business. With bloodlines based in the Crabbet and Kellogg traditions, the Cedardell horses were not only


Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman beautiful, but as with many Arabians at the time, could perform as well. The Keller foals were started by trainer Dale bergh, who was then in ohio, and Humphrey says that some of her greatest experience came from

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walking into a barn full of “perfectly trained” horses. “That taught me more than almost anything in my life,” she says. “I got on horses that knew what they were supposed to do. It was a great introduction to Arabians.”

Enter The Queen

fter a couple of years at Keller electric, Humphrey struck out on her own, training from a barn at Aramor Acres, owned by Tom Donnelly. It was here that she encountered a promising youngster by *bask, out of the Zarabo daughter, Zarahba. Her name was FF Summer Storm. “She will never be forgotten,” Humphrey says simply. Summer Storm’s first show ring experience came the fall of 1978, in a 20-horse class at a show in Ashland, ohio. bill bohl and Norman Dunn were judging. “I couldn’t take my eyes off of her,” bohl recalls. “When I went back to the judges’ stand, Norman said, ‘bill, did you see those other horses in the ring?’ She was so spectacular, I couldn’t stop looking at her. And the horses she was competing against were good! She just stood out in that ring. I told Tim Shea (he was at that show too) that she was destined to be a national champion for sure.

going to show, you went up to the ring to see her,” he concludes, the memory clear after more than 30 years. “She was a superstar.” “She never even thought of making a mistake,” Humphrey nods. “She never dropped an ear; her natural cadence and balance were phenomenal. She just closed her mouth on the bit and never moved it. She had so much hock! It was easy for her. You didn’t have to do anything to put her in that frame; you didn’t have to ask for anything— she was just there, all the time. She was my favorite.”

Humphrey riding FF Summer Storm.

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman not surprisingly, FF summer storm attracted offers; she soon was sold to betty and bill Zekan and transferred to Gene LaCroix. Humphrey has a better understanding of the situation now than she did then: “i probably would have jump-started my career by 10 years if i’d gotten to continue showing her,” she observes dryly. in the late 1970s, Humphrey found that her career and personal goals suddenly meshed. she had begun a relationship with Arabian breeder Jim Clinton, whose farm was three hours away in Dayton, so to pursue the relationship, she moved south—and leaped not only into what would become a marriage, but also into a new venture called the national show Horse. With three *bask sons, a saddlebred stallion, and a band of Arabian and saddlebred mares, they turned out national

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The lure of Georgia proved enduring as well. A year later, when it was time to open her own operation, Humphrey had no inclination to go anywhere else. “i knew i loved it,” she says. When she found the property in Canton that would become Vicki Humphrey Training Center, she was home.

Making A Name

ver the years, the steady rise of Vicki Humphrey’s career has been fueled by good clients who brought her good horses. Among the earliest were the Dorstewitz family and misty Dawn neeley, who established her profile as not only a trainer, but also an instructor. At the U.s. nationals in 1989, shannon Dorstewitz won Half-Arabian english Pleasure JoTr 17 & Under on the black gelding Jazz Festival, while neeley accounted for the tri-color in Half-Arabian english Pleasure AoTr 18 & over on CA Pipe Dreams. And for a sweep of the Half-Arabian english division, The socialite took the Park Championship with Ashley Dorstewitz. The parade of champion horses continued over the years, too many names to list—contenders such as Ultra Afire, maximumm overdrive, bey berry Love, oA star struck

show Horses and Half-Arabians like clockwork, and Humphrey’s name as a trainer began assuming national recognition. but as successful as the business was, the marriage didn’t last. in 1989, Humphrey and her two daughters, Lea and Jessica, moved to Georgia, where she signed on at Jean blackstone’s onyx Arabians. onyx did not remain in the business, but it yielded something more lasting. Humphrey lists Jean’s daughter, Lisa blackstone, one of her closest friends.

Humphrey and her daughter Jessica.

and more. more recently, the headliners have been the national champions Hucks Connection V, mandalay bay


Humphrey riding Baskghazi.

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman and revelation JF, whose 2009 duel with Adams Fire to win the U.s. national Championship in Half-Arabian english Pleasure will go down in history as one of the most exciting classes ever. “i don’t think i can ever top that one,” Humphrey says when remembering the emotions of the evening. it was among her “best times.”

Humphrey and her daughter Lea.

There is no one “best time,” it becomes clear; the term, for her, is plural, and there is always room for more. “When Lea was unanimous equitation national champion, that was as much as you can have,” she says. “And the last year that Jessica showed amateur, she won the Half-Arabian Park on a mare named excels High Fashion that she picked out, bought and trained herself. That was really fun. Little things like that stand out.” For “worst time,” however, there is only one memory. “i was in Canada and i won the english Pleasure with bey berry Love,” she recalls. it was 1998, when the talented gelding was just 6. “i walked out of the arena to the farrier’s stand, they pulled his shoe, and he had a heel spring in his shoe. The legality of that is kind of questionable at the moment. When i saw it come out, i had no idea it was in there; my farrier had put it in, i guess, and didn’t tell me. When i saw it, my knees buckled—i thought i was going to throw up or pass out. i grabbed the railing—i was in disbelief. i’m going to tell you, that is probably the worst moment of my life.

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman “They came and took my trophy and my ribbons, and had a hearing. At the end of the hearing, they decided that it was a legal packing, and everything was fine and they gave me my ribbons and trophy back. but it took them about three months, so the ability to celebrate and enjoy that win was long past, and it was not easy dealing with the owner. It didn’t matter anymore that they had given it back to us. It had been agony.” Still, she regards it as a good lesson. “It taught me that you can’t just train horses, you have to manage every single aspect of your business or something like that can happen,” she says. “You really have to be on top of everything. my farrier and my vet know that nothing happens that I don’t know about, but when you’re dealing with a new vet at a horse show, you have to really pay attention.”

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o horse trainer springs to national recognition without some kind of help, and Humphrey is no exception. Where she is different is that there is not a long list of mentors and teachers behind her. With the exception of the year at meredith manor, her horsemanship has been largely what she knew instinctively and what she could pick up on her own—but not completely. “I don’t know if Dick Keller was quite a rider,” she concedes, “but he was quite a horseman. He taught his horses to do circus tricks; they’d lie down and he’d lie down with them. He had a relationship with horses that was really special, and he taught me a lot of that. He knew an awful lot.” Showing horses was another story. Not only was it new for her when she began, but also she faced a double challenge Nov ember 2011 | 173


Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman early on. ohio was right next to Kentucky, in the 1980s the eastern branch of the powerhouse Lasma barn. master showman Gene LaCroix was in her backyard, and every time she rode through the gate in an english class, she was up against the best. “it was frustrating,” she remembers, “but it was the kind of frustration that makes you work twice as hard. i felt like i had to be 20 times better than he was to ever even think about beating him. but it helped me; it made me know that i had to go home and make my horses better. “i think that had probably the biggest inf luence on how i trained,” she ref lects. “i just learned it from watching him. At a horse show, i never missed a workout that he was in—never, from the first time i went to a horse show. And you know how they used to work horses all night? i would get all of mine done and sit in the stands and watch every single one Gene LaCroix worked—all night, anywhere i was, always. He also helped me a few times 174 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman on some things, but mostly it was just watching him. I don’t know that there was ever a greater horseman.” That was just the beginning. Since then, her style has evolved into a comprehensive approach that probably includes more horsemanship than training. “I don’t have a system,” she says. “I let the horses dictate to me what they can and can’t handle, and where they go and how fast.” one practice in particular has changed over the years. “I’ve added a lot of conditioning to my training. When

you first start training, you think that training is the end-all. but as you learn and progress, you learn that that’s a small part of the big picture. The horses have to be comfortably shod and suitably conditioned, and if they aren’t conditioned to the level that you want to train them, they’re going to break down somewhere. I go to great lengths to get my horses fit as well as trained.” Another important component is keeping the horses happy. “I think a lot of that is processed on a daily basis,” she offers. “It’s the consistency of

Humphrey aboard Revelation JF.

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman what you ask, and the progression of starting with something easy and adding a difficult element, and you do that until you feel there is a little stress. You accomplish something at that level, and then you back off and finish up very quiet. i think the more confident your horses are in what they know and what is expected of them, the happier they are and the better they perform.” With her extensive reputation in english, it sometimes surprises people that her skills actually

range across the spectrum to include training western horses, reiners and halter contenders too. About that, she is pragmatic. “if a client is at a national level and they want the peak edge, i won’t show a halter horse in hand myself if the win is really important,” she says. “i’m capable of standing a horse up, but in our world these days, i don’t have any credibility in that area. i would be doing a disservice to the client to lead that horse in the ring.” Currently, most of her nationalsbound halter horses go to steve Heathcott.

The World Of Vicki Humphrey As 24/7 as a horse operation can be, Vicki Humphrey’s life ref lects other facets as well. one integral part always has been her two daughters. A little known fact is that but for them, she might not have remained in the business of training horses. she wasn’t always sure of her goals, and when she was pregnant with Lea, she went back to school to work on her art degree. “i was thinking of doing maybe a little more art and a little less horses,” she recalls, “but Lea and Jessica were all about horses. That kind of revived me in equitation, and i started to really love working with the kids, which got me into a whole other field of training. it’s been a good balance with the showing; it’s great to win the roses, but there is another kind of satisfaction when you’ve trained someone else to do it.” now the girls are grown, both productive in lives of their own, and their mother’s pride is apparent. “Lea is a perfect example of what you learn in the horse industry,” Humphrey says. “one of the things you learn is the discipline and drive it takes to set goals and achieve them. i think the kids who get that in the horse industry go on and get it in the real world. Lea attacked her law school pretty much like she did her riding.” And it worked, she adds. Lea is now a successful attorney in Dallas. Jessica, meanwhile, is a lot like her mother. An art major, she left college a year from graduation to make her career 176 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

in horses, and now trains at Vicki Humphrey Training Center. “i keep trying to talk her into finishing her degree, but she can’t seem to fit it in,” Humphrey laments. “she just loves training horses and has turned into this little dynamo. she has a talent that is beyond her years.”


Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman It is a special time of life for Humphrey now, training at the highest level of the industry, but with a personal life that includes an array of other interests. The best known is her passion for travel. “I’m a gypsy at heart, really,” she says. “If I’m going somewhere, I’m happy. I’ve done a lot of traveling and every place I am, when I’m there, I love it.” South America, Australia and europe have figured prominently on her schedule; she loves the London theatre scene, and she recently returned from Italy. (“I could live there in a heartbeat.”) but the most

favored destination has been Africa, where she has gone for the past 10 years, often more than once a year. Its culture fascinates her, and it also satisfies another priority high on her list. “I’m an adrenaline junkie,” she says. “The more wild and primitive and exotic things are, the more I like them.” beyond the ups and downs of daily life, the biggest cloud on Humphrey’s horizon over the past couple of years has been the loss of her mother in 2010. betty Humphrey, who worked for her daughter for nearly three decades, knew next to nothing about

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horses—but she loved people, and they loved her in return. “she loved the people so much that i couldn’t get her to take a day off,” Humphrey says in a voice that threatens to fade, “even when she was going through chemotherapy. People would yell at me, ‘Vicki, what are you doing? You’re working your mother to death!’ but i couldn’t get her to go home. Lea’s a lot like her. miss social butterf ly—can’t wait for the next person to walk through the door.” now she ref lects on what she learned from her mother. “she was like one of these timeless people who never changes. she was always a little innocent—very fresh, not jaded at all. she was always excited about every part of life. she was a very young person in an old person’s body. i hope i learned some of that from her; she always looked on the bright side, the good side of people. she never thought a bad thought about anybody.”

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Evolution Of An Arabian Horsewoman Today, vicki Humphrey Training Center is a full-service operation, including more than 100 show horses and four breeding stallions (Hucks Connection v, SF Aftershoc, emperor of Anza, and IXL Around of Aploz). The calendar is full enough that although Humphrey doesn’t envision retiring any time soon, she can smile about “someday” having more control over her own schedule. retirement, it might be said, is not always in a horseman’s vocabulary. She doesn’t shrink from it. “If I retired, I wouldn’t have an idle day,” she shrugs. “There are so many things on my bucket list to do!” For starters, there would be time to paint—she might even pursue that elusive art degree again. or she loves sailing. And riding her Harley. The list goes on.

Perhaps it all relates to her aversion to choosing a “best.” “I am so in the moment always that I’m never thinking behind or ahead,” Humphrey says. “I’m not thinking ‘gosh, I really enjoyed it more at another time’ or anything like that. I’ve thought often about getting a house in Africa somewhere, a lodge that I could go to at certain times, but I haven’t because I wouldn’t want to be locked into going back to the same place frequently. It’s the same way in my life: I loved being in school, I loved being in Hawaii, I loved when we were in ohio, I love Georgia, I loved raising my kids, I’m looking forward to retirement— whatever that will be and whenever it will be.” She smiles. “It will always involve horses.” n

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Ajmal AC (pending)

Ajman Moniscione x Aliyahh Colt ~ 5/8/2011 ~ For Sale Nominations: U.S. & Canadian Futurities, Scottsdale Signature

Seventeenth Annual

Owners: Andrew & Christine Steffens AvAlon Crest 75 Buckingham Drive Holbrook, NY 11741 Home: 631-737-1729 Cell: 347-539-6783

showwan FA

Marciano ABC x Sol Aliannce Colt ~ 3/10/2011 ~ For Sale Owners: Keith & Natalie Davis FeDeli ArAbiAns 1130 Springer Road Somerville, TN 38068 Phone: 901-494-0735

Winner will be featured in the January 2012 issue of Arabian Horse Times.

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epic Apollo

Apaladin x Mishkaa Colt ~ 5/3/2011 Nominations: U.S. & Canadian Futurities Owner: Patty Campbell epiC ArAbiAns 4000 Cleburne Hwy. Weatherford, TX 76087 Phone: 817-793-7809

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Saleem El Ward x Psymone NA Filly ~ 1/2011 Nominations: U.S. Futurity Owner: Carmen Jenkins FoxwooD FArm ArAbiAns Nashville,TN www.foxwoodarabians.com Phone: 931-637-3481


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Shara Bask x Khemokory-tez Filly ~ 5/2011

Ajman Moniscione x San Jose Javiera

Ajman Moniscione x San Jose Javiera

Owner: Carmen Jenkins Foxwood Farm araBians Nashville, TN www.foxwoodarabians.com Phone: 931-637-3481

Owner: adam Fraser 463 S. Hamilton Ct. Mesa, AZ 85233

Owner: adam Fraser 463 S. Hamilton Ct. Mesa, AZ 85233

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Giovanni x Phaedra PR

Da Vinci FM x Z Victoria

Owner: adam Fraser 463 S. Hamilton Ct. Mesa, AZ 85233

Owner: adam Fraser 463 S. Hamilton Ct. Mesa, AZ 85233

Johann El Jamaal x Alborada Anastasia Filly ~ 10/10/2011 Owner: Elizabeth Kassis Haras santa ana Av. Valpara铆so s/n km 8 Melipilla, Regi贸n Metropolitana Santiago Phone: 56 9 93094582

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Justtice x Angelica FM Filly ~ 2/11/2011 ~ For Sale Nominations: Iowa Gold Star Auction, MN Medallion, U.S. & Canadian Futurities, and Sweepstakes Owners: Dale Henriksen & Ann Henriksen-Brinkman HenRiksen ARAbiAns 1578 Hwy. 71 Audubon, IA 50025 Phone: 712-304-0330

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WS Very Superstitious x Dream River Filly ~ 3/2/2011 ~ For Sale Owner: Carol Burke illusions FARM 969 S Bonnie Lane Watkins, CO 80137 Phone: 303-344-3940

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Mishaal HP x Illa Magidaa LDA Filly ~ 6/1/2011 Nominations: Egyptian Event Futurity and U.S. Futurity

PS Adiamo x Major Jewel Colt ~ 3/17/2011 ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and National Futurities

Owners: Dan & Louise DeRusseau lD ARAbiAns 179 Lois Lane Cedar Creek, TX 78612 Phone: 512-284-0402

Owner: Charlie Shirk CHARlie sHiRk C/o MARk THoMpson TRAininG CenTeR 1066 Vinyard Dr. Oregon, WI 53575 Phone: 608-835-6874

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Thee Infidel x Josalina Filly ~ 3/20/2010 ~ For Sale Nomination: Egyptian Event Futurity Owner: Roxanne Parks isis ARAbiAns P.O. Box 23325 Waco, TX 76702 Phone: 254-717-1463

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Owner: Peter McNeil MCneil ARAbiAn HoRse FARM 1545 Olivewood Lane Alpine, CA 91901 Phone: 619-445-3663


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Ever After NA x Breanna PSY Filly ~ 5/8/2011 Nomination: Scottsdale Signature

Audacious PS x Kaypasa V Filly ~ 8/31/2011 Nomination: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Audacious PS x Kaypasa V Filly ~ 8/31/2011 Nomination: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Owners: Robert & Dixie L. North North ArABiANs 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd. Ramona, CA 92065 Phone: 760-789-2332

Owner: rANcho soNAdo LLc P.O. Box 7 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 Phone: 520-398-8328

Owner: rANcho soNAdo LLc P.O. Box 7 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 Phone: 520-398-8328

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Audacious PS x Kaypasa V Filly ~ 8/31/2011 Nomination: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Jake Jamaal JCA x SC Chipawa Chinks Gelding ~ 5/2/2009 Nomination: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Owner: rANcho soNAdo LLc P.O. Box 7 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 Phone: 520-398-8328

Owner: rANcho soNAdo LLc P.O. Box 7 Sahuarita, AZ 85629 Phone: 520-398-8328

Afires Heir x Regent Sofia Colt ~ 5/7/2011 ~ For Sale

Owners: Douglas & Kathleen Peterson reGeNt ArABiANs 26125 Tucker Road Rogers, MN 55374 Phone: 763-428-4975

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Joys Creation x KW Bay Supressa Filly ~ 5/4/2011 ~ For Sale Nominations: U.S. & Canadian Futurities, Scottsdale Signature Auction, and Iowa Gold Star Auction Owner: DonalD “Jack” ReyeS 4517 Snelling Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55406 Phone: 612-702-2729

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Carnegie D x Aprill Myste Filly ~ 7/4/2011 Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes and Iowa Gold Star Owner: Theresa Rorabaugh twin cReek FaRMS 18075 Four Mile Rd. Morley, MI 49336 Phone: 231-856-4693

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GR Madhin x Fasinah Filly ~ 1/10/2011

Maheeb x Halim’s Asmara Colt ~ 7/26/2011 ~ For Sale

Owners: Annette & Erwin Escher RothenbeRG aRabianS Rothenberg, Monheim Germany 86653 Phone: 0049 9091 3707

Owners: Annette & Erwin Escher RothenbeRG aRabianS Rothenberg, Monheim Germany 86653 Phone: 0049 9091 3707

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TF Sir Prize x VC Couture Filly ~ 5/20/2011 ~ For Sale Owners: Paul & Nikole Reece VictoRia cRoSS FaRM 309 Alpine Way Midland, MI 48642 Phone: 989-802-9153

Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Ciao Bella+/ Filly ~ 4/22/2011 ~ For Sale Nominations: Sweepstakes, U.S. & Canadian Futurities, Scottsdale Signature, Iowa Gold Star, and MN Medallion Owner: Holly Woods Dillin weSteRn cRoSS Ranch 8200 Floyd Court Weatherford, TX 76087 Phone: 817-994-0918


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hey said it couldn’t be done. in the developmental stages of the Arabian breeder Finals, there were many critics. some doubted that it could actually be staged in just one year from the time it was conceived; many were skeptical about the number of horses and spectators the show would attract. even those with confidence did not know what to expect. but in the end, the surprise was how good the show, an all-halter event held in scottsdale at WestWorld, october 12-15, 2011, really could be. by the time it was over, the word “good” wasn’t even in play. What you heard was “spectacular.” The Arabian breeder Finals were created in response to what many horsemen identified as an industry need: a need for events that cater to the breeders and spectators, that generate camaraderie, fellowship and support of each other’s programs. so, the emphasis was on a special atmosphere, keen competition, good judging (six panelists), and by the time all was said and done, prize money was part of the mix too. it was a formula for success. Photos, videos and words cannot describe the setting and the feeling in the air the first night of the show. The red carpet, the twinkling lights and each farm’s cabana, decorated to entertain its clients, set the stage. When the gate opened for the first class, the horses entered an arena that had been decked out from one end to the other with elegant black drapes, luxury cars, and the beautiful banners of the farms that lent their support to the event. And the icing on the cake? one hundred and sixty-three horses were on hand for the show’s 32 classes, and a few thousand people were in the stands to watch them. but one person’s perception is not enough. We asked a variety of attendees what they thought of the first Arabian breeder Finals, and here is what they said.

Arabian Breeder Finals Senior Stallion Champion Jiuliusz De Wiec (*Debowiec x Jiullya El Jamaal) was shown by Greg Knowles for Pomeroy Arabians.

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The show was incredible from my perspective. It was positive from every aspect: the arena, the cabanas, the schedule, the judging. The show management did an amazing job setting the perfect atmosphere for camaraderie and fellowship. It was a great show!” —Andy Sellman

In a word, fabulous! I haven’t seen anything like it since ‘Star Wars.’ Do you remember the excitement of ‘Star Wars’ when it came out? That’s what I felt at the Breeders Finals. The management, the hospitality, the schedule … all of it was awesome! It was an amazing show! We can’t wait for next year!” —David Boggs

Incredible. I don’t refer to it as a horse show; I refer to it as an event. People were excited and having the time of their lives, even people that didn’t have horses showing that were there just to watch. The clients of mine that did not bring horses this year can’t wait to bring their horses next year. We had a wonderful time and success both in the ring and in sales. It was the perfect set up, the perfect schedule—truly a great event!” —Sandro Pinha

The Breeder Finals was originally conceived to pay homage to the Arabian breeder—to put on a show where the breeders bring their top halter horses to compete at the end of the year in an upscale atmosphere. A celebration of the Arabian halter horse and the people who breed them, to present these horses in an exciting, beautiful venue. Mission accomplished, and I expect this show is here to stay!” —Greg Knowles

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I didn’t know what to expect of the show. The only shows I have been to in the States are Scottsdale and the Nationals. I have never seen an event as special as this! It was a huge party with all the people sharing the same passion for the Arabian horse. I am so glad I got to be there for this wonderful event!” —Rodrigo Noguera, Bogota, Colombia

It was a pleasure to work on this exciting event. The committee members took a vision to reality in a few short months. The mission was all driven by a true passion for the Arabian horse, to provide a weekend to increase marketing opportunities and to produce an event that is upscale and fun. It worked.” —Janice McCrea Wight

“ The judges of the Arabian Breeders Finals.

I was very excited when I first heard about the idea to bring another high-end, breeder-driven show to Scottsdale to anchor the fall season. I was blown away with how successful this event was for a first year horse show. We had envisioned a show where everyone would stay ringside rather than at the stalls, like the shows in Europe and Las Vegas. This concept was a resounding success, and the Equidome never looked more beautiful. We have truly created a show that felt like a party every night. Add in high quality horses, and this event was spectacular from start to finish.” —Scott Bailey

Arabian Breeder Finals Senior Mare Champion Anna Marie BHF (Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah) was shown by David Boggs for Anthony C. Marino and Anthony C. Marino, Jr.

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I felt that this show nailed it! The venue allowed the breeders to showcase their program in a way I have never seen. The planning, the schedule, the activities made it an event that I could feel very comfortable bringing new people to and never worrying that they would get bored. There was something for everyone! I think this is the most promising show in the country and can’t wait to bring horses next year!” —Ashley Robinson


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As an Arabian horse enthusiast, it gives me great pride to see our horses exhibited in such a facility where the design was exquisite and the beauty of this breed was manifested before our very own eyes. It was truly an honor and privilege to be a part of the first Arabian Breeder Finals. Bravo to the show committee!” —Kimberly M. Jarvis

The Arabian Breeders Finals was a great show, a lot of fun and very social the way it was organized. It has already become one of North Arabians’ ‘must attend’ shows.  With the added prize money coming for the future shows, it will be on the list of most halter breeders and handlers. Good job to the Show Committee.” —Robert and Dixie North The show committee is already making big plans for 2012: breeders Club Yearling classes, added prize money for the weanlings, more cabanas, and great entertainment! Stay tuned. n

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Equestrian Und e r be l ly Story by mary Trowbridge

This month’s column has been hard to pen. most people who know me know that if i feel strongly about an issue, i am not shy about speaking out. While i feel strongly about the necessity that inspired me to write this article, i want to state categorically that it is not something that i want for my horses, nor for many of the horses that i have met in a long career as a professional horseman, nor do i mean for it to be an outlet for Arabian horses. i’m talking about equine slaughter. For the horse that does find this as its final destination, i feel a keen sense of responsibility to be involved in making it more humane and stress free than it has ever been before. While i, and most people that i know, may not want our horses to ever face that fate, and are willing and able to keep them from it, this is not the case for every horse, nor for every horse owner. The simple fact of the matter is that for the horse to continue to survive and contribute to mankind as it has done for the last 5,000 years, the equine terminal marketplace must be reestablished in the United states. equine slaughter for rendering and consumption is a necessity in the equine livestock industry in order to allow horses at the bottom of the pyramid a humane, dignified, and contributory end. The italicized words are the important points of this referendum, not the emotionally 194 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

exploited ones of slaughter, rendering, or human consumption. it is crucially important that as responsible horsemen and women we do not anthropomorphize horses, transferring our emotions about life, death and the afterlife to them. As caretakers, we must understand that they are not concerned with who or what eats them after their demise. Their concerns and needs revolve around what precedes their end, and our responsibility to them is ultimately to provide a stress-free, humane and contributory life, and death, as possible. Without a terminal marketplace, horses today are left, for the first time ever, trying to survive in the world after their usefulness as a workmate to man has passed. regardless of whether you like the idea of equine slaughter, the vast, documented increase in equine suffering in the U.s. since the close of the slaughterhouses should be enough in itself for all people who truly care about horses to stand up and become a force for change. We need to demand that those of us who have invested our lives in horses be the ones responsible for making the decisions about the marketplace that surrounds them, rather than the politicians and so-called animal “welfare” lobbyists who, in fact, have virtually no understanding nor interaction with the realities of the horse industry.


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Any responsible horseman, along with the responsible rescue and re-homing people, agree that the well-being of America’s unwanted horses has drastically decreased over the last four years. since the cessation of the equine terminal marketplace started in 2007, more than 300,000 horses have had nowhere to go. Thousands upon thousands of horses have either been turned loose in the countryside to try and fend for themselves, left at auction houses, indian reservations or farms in the middle of the night, or simply left standing where they are, without food, water, or exercise. A GAo study was ordered by Congress two years ago to investigate the effects of the closing of the slaughter houses on equine welfare, and the results, released in June, stated categorically that the lack of horse processing plants has exacerbated the suffering and increased abandonment, neglect and misery for horses across the United states. As horsemen, this is a subject that is our responsibility to confront—not that of the animal rights people and lobbying groups who have formulated the dialogue so far. We are the current caretakers of the animal that has played a role second only to humans in changing the world and affecting history. in gratitude for all that these horses have brought to our lives, we owe it to future generations of both horses and humans to do all we can to ensure that horses can continue to evolve and survive into the 21st century.

or nothing about the actual facts. When the slaughter house option was closed to the equine industry, those responsible for its closing did absolutely nothing to make provisions for the hundreds of thousands of animals that used to have an end-of-life destination when their usefulness was done, or for those whose owners could no longer care for them. Think about horse history for a moment, and think about the fact that in more than 5,000 years, horses have never been kept alive after their usefulness was over. They have survived through thousands of years by being whatever man needed them to be, whether it be transportation, food, or today as therapist, facilitator or athletic partner. Horses don’t count down their days or think about impending death like we inferior humans. They think about life, and the quality of their feed and

“The closing of the U.S.’s equine processing plants was orchestrated not by people familiar with horses and their needs, or whose livelihoods depended on them, but by politicians, lobbyists, and urban dwellers who knew little or nothing about the actual facts.”

i have had a hard time crafting this article, with many rewrites, and when i haven’t been writing i’ve been thinking of all the arguments against my stand, and the weight of the responsibility i’ll feel if improvements in the process are not instituted. At the end of the day, my conscience demands that i stand up and speak for what i believe is right for the animal that my life, and that of many others in the United states as well, depends on.

water; they are fulfilled by a job they are good at, and content when their passing from life is managed with empathy and expediency.

The closing of the U.s.’s equine processing plants was orchestrated not by people familiar with horses and their needs, or whose livelihoods depended on them, but by politicians, lobbyists, and urban dwellers who knew little

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these people to euthanize and dispose of their horses—if they could afford the $500-$1,000 per horse to do that, they’d be able to afford to feed them and care for them. Horse rescue and rehoming is an admirable undertaking, but to think that the more than 300,000 horses that used to meet a terminal end at the slaughter houses can be placed is delusional. To begin with, many of them are no longer useful. Think about the number of horses that will be unable to be fed due to drought, fire, and other natural disasters. owners/breeders of other types of livestock always have had the option of taking their herd to market when disaster strikes. Why are horse owners different? There is also the distinct possibility that once “rescue” organizations are called in to assist, prosecution for animal neglect can follow. Therefore, should owners and breeders of horses subject themselves to the possibility of prosecution when disaster strikes? Think about the badly injured or sick animals for whom a financially strapped family might not be able to afford expensive veterinarian fees, but whom a medical practitioner might not deem “euthanasia material.” Although many of us are fortunate enough to be able to care for our animals whatever the cost and provide them with a home until they tell us they are done, this is a choice we make, not something we can be mandated to do regardless of the circumstances that might surround us. As noted author and animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin says, dying from a lack of food and water is a much more horrible way to go then the immediate finality of a stun gun, bullet or chemical death. Although most horsemen have seen animals put down humanely, few of us see a horse dying slowly, without humane intervention. it’s a sickening sight, and all too common today on the prairies, in the auction yards and the backyards where horses have been left to fend for themselves. both the American veterinarian medical Association and the American Association of equine Practitioners agree that a gunshot or penetrating captive bolt gun are acceptable and humane methods of equine euthanasia—certainly far, far preferable to the horrors of slow death by dehydration and/or starvation. Horses are livestock, not companion animals. in general, they weigh more than 1,000 pounds and cost upwards of 196 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

$500-$1,000 per month to maintain. They cannot live in our house with us, walk on a leash with us in the park, or defecate in a small sandbox in the basement or on a sidewalk to be picked up in a plastic bag. nor can they eat our table scraps and sleep at the foot of our bed. They are livestock. They need specific living conditions that only a certain percentage of the population is capable of providing, either economically or physically. The “rescue and re-homing” of equines, therefore, is not able to provide for the hundreds of thousands of unwanted and non-useful horses at the bottom of the pyramid. since i’ve been involved in this subject, i’ve talked with many people active in trying to relocate unwanted horses, and they all agree that their job has become impossible. They simply cannot place unwanted horses anymore. The available homes have been used up. some people were affronted when the AHA stepped up last year to support the reopening of the equine processing plants. i would contend that as breeders and current caretakers of the world’s oldest breed of horse, we have an obligation to our Arabian horses to support the reopening as well. it affects breeders and the breed in a singularly unassailable way: simply, that the free and low price market for the “pet quality” horses, if you will, is just no longer available. The bottom tier of every breed and breeder’s marketplace—that for family riding horses—has been eaten up by the “rehoming” of more than 300,000 horses since 2007, many of whom have huge medical issues, training issues, psychological issues, and so on. often, the people who take on these horses are novice horse lovers whose heartstrings have been played by emotional, fact-less advertising paid for by lobbying groups that never invest in shelters and rehoming at all. once saddled with an adopted horse that by contract cannot be sold or bred, these horse lovers find the difficulty of dealing with the myriad of issues financially and mentally draining. needless to say, these experiences are not good at building repeat, long-term business for the horse industry. i spoke with four different breed associations in order to research registrations since the ban, and discovered that every one is down by more than one third in new registrations from 2006 to 2010. Quarter Horse registrations dropped from 150,000 in 2006 to fewer than 90,000 last year. Paints fell from 39,357 in 2006 to 17,835 in 2010. The morgan Horse Association registered 3,461


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horses in 2006, but only 1,835 in 2010. We are all aware of our own registration decline, from 10,311 in 2006 to 6,660 in 2010. many would like to blame “irresponsible breeding” for the clog at the bottom of the marketplace. Certainly there are uneducated and irresponsible breeders of all breeds and species of animals, and we all have a responsibility to educate and assist them in making sounder decisions. but you cannot breed only exactly enough horses to fill your market’s demand, years before the events you are breeding for take place. nor will your crystal ball foretell the state of the economy and the marketplace three, four or five years after your breeding decision. And there is no crystal ball that will tell you whether your intentions when you plan a breeding will result in producing the animal you envisioned. breeders must breed enough horses to preserve bloodlines, genetic diversity, registries, breed associations and use. in addition, any breeder of any animal will tell you that breeding successfully is a matter of percentages. in order to be a responsible breeder, we have to have access to the bottom tier of the user pyramid, the “pet quality” and family riding horse homes that are currently being taken up by horses that used to be slated for slaughter.

monitoring of plants. Those are options that weren’t available even a few years ago. As horsemen, breeders and horse lovers, we are the ones responsible for dealing with these issues, making sure that the terminal marketplace becomes ever more humane, with a quick and dignified passing, without undue stress, and where the horse can be utilized even upon his demise, just as his evolution through history has required. This is not a job for politicians, lobbyists and animal rights people to define; it’s a job for us, so that the horse that has brought so much to our lives will survive and evolve to bring much-needed help to the people coming after us. if you are interested in joining with other like-minded horsemen and women, and learning more about the facts of this issue, please go to http://www.united-horsemen.org. United Horsemen is an organization built by horsemen

“By reopening equine processing plants, we are simply restoring to horse owners the option that all other livestock owners have, and that horse owners had until four years ago. ”

by reopening equine processing plants, we are simply restoring to horse owners the option that all other livestock owners have, and that horse owners had until four years ago. We will still retain the option to care for our horses after their usefulness is over, and we will still retain the option to rescue horses from the terminal marketplace. And we will have the option to sell equine livestock for the bottomfloor price that a terminal marketplace creates, thereby providing the option to make horse meat available to some of the 25,000 people on earth per day who are dying of starvation. That will allow horses a chance to give back and be useful to humans, as they have done for centuries, even after they have passed. There are issues to address, certainly, and many different options available to improve the terminal marketplace, among them mobile slaughter units and live web

for horsemen of all walks of life, because at the end of the day, we are all responsible together to ensure that the horse remains a part of our daily lives. n Mary Trowbridge became only the second woman in history to win the U.S. National Championship in Park when she rode Red Tape to victory in 1991. Well acquainted with national roses, she was named APAHA’s Horsewoman Of The Year in 2003. A USEF judge (large R), she also is well known for her work in founding the Horsemen’s Distress Fund. Mary and her husband, Pat, own Trowbridges Ltd. in Bridgeport, Conn., a full-service Arabian horse show, breeding and instruction facility. nov ember 2011 | 197


Leaders Of The Times: November Calendar Feature

Da Vinci FM by J.L. Hardesty

At the heart of his story is the simple fact that Da Vinci FM is one of those take-yourbreath-away stallions that captivates the horse lover in us all. Exquisite of face and form in the tradition of the Arabian breed’s most exotic beauties, he speaks to our elemental attraction to all things bright and beautiful. Charismatic in the style and to the degree of the unforgettables that pranced through our lives before him, he exudes the magnetism of a *Bask, a Bey Shah, a *Padron. As we were to those great ones, we’re drawn to Da Vinci FM, mesmerized by something intangible, like a noble work of art or music that expresses the love of the Divine hand that created it. Da Vinci FM reminds us that some things do endure, even in this transient world. In the 50-plus years that I’ve shared my life with the Arabian horse, I’ve seen trends aplenty come and go, watched some breed characteristics improve and others decline. Throughout this lifetime love affair, I’ve observed two constants that never disappear––beauty and tractability. These are the hallmarks of the Arabian horse that can neither be denied, nor discarded. Now and again we have, indeed, lost sight of the importance of these qualities in favor of traits less elemental, though momentarily more urgently desired. But no matter where we’ve wandered, we always return to our quest for the basic attributes that drew us to this undeniably magnificent breed in the first place––again, for emphasis, beauty and tractability. In Da Vinci FM, we see the best and most powerful of both. Thanks to the strong influence of European enthusiasts on the art of Arabian horse breeding today, we’re enjoying a welcome resurgence of passion for type and good disposition. As it happens, Da Vinci FM is the perfect contributor to 198 | A r A BI A N Hor SE T I MES

the desire of the day, giving us not just one generation of loveliness, but providing the genetic material that will carry on … and on. The trait known as “type” is the element that most effectively sets this breed apart and makes it recognizable and distinctive from others. In addition, a gentle disposition and affinity for people are among the breed’s most alluring attributes. In Travelers Rest Arabian Horses (one of the most important books ever written on the breed), Margaret Dickinson Fleming states: “The true Arab has a strongly fixed type and his blood is prepotent to a marked degree … ” In its statement of breed standards, the Arabian Horse Association identifies the first defining characteristics of classic Arabian type as a short head (compared to those of other breeds) and large, wide-set eyes. Da Vinci FM is the quintessential representative of classic Arabian type—both in phenotype and in genotype. His head is exquisitely short and––from the front––perfectly triangular. The eyes, set low on a wide forehead, are large and dark, surrounded by pronounced and chiseled occipital and tear (or cheek) bones. His ears are small and tight, his nostrils are huge, and his expression is one of both gentleness and intelligence. But Da Vinci’s most important characteristics are that he looks exactly as he should—and further that he consistently passes on to his offspring exactly what he should—given his pedigree. And so, in the words of Margaret Dickinson Fleming, “he is prepotent to a marked degree … ” David Boggs, the man at the helm of Da Vinci FM’s career, expresses well the foundation and the hope: “I had always admired Da Vinci FM from a distance. I knew almost every horse in his dam’s pedigree, many from my own beginnings in this world of the Arabian horse. I expected him to be a good sire, in large part because he came from one of the finest breeding programs in the country, Cathy Murphy Wright’s Full Moon Arabians. But honestly, I had no idea


Da Vinci FM just how powerful and prepotent this stallion would be. In truth, he is a genetic giant! There are no words to adequately express how spectacular and how consistent our Da Vinci FM foals are, here at Midwest and now all over the world.” In early December of 2009, Da Vinci FM made his European debut as a special guest at the Salon du Cheval. Presented to a crowd of admirers after the classes, he was nothing short of dazzling, capturing the hearts of breeders and enthusiasts hungry for his kind of beauty and style, kindness and charisma. This visit “across the pond” happened because Da Vinci FM’s owners and manager, Jim and Sally Bedeker and David Boggs, wanted to share the special qualities of this horse that can only be experienced in person. They knew he would be appreciated in that company of European Arabian horse enthusiasts. They just didn’t know what a huge hit he would be.

Marek Trella, had been at the Salon, and the introduction resulted in an order for 20 Da Vinci FM breedings. Trella, who had noted the presence of an important Janów mare generations back in the stallion’s tail female line, had been following Da Vinci for some time—watching his foals to see how they expressed his pedigree—and needed only to see him in person. ‘Marek told me that when he saw him in the flesh, he was very impressed because Da Vinci is very athletic and of good character,’ reports Kurtz. ‘He was fascinated with Da Vinci’s eyes, and felt he would fit very well with Janów’s mares.’” The international influence of this stallion is just beginning, but there is no doubt among fine breeders on both sides of the ocean that Da Vinci FM is becoming an important and highly sought after contributor to the Arabian breed worldwide. Said Gerald Kurtz (also in Mary’s story), “Da Vinci is a horse that fits very much for European breeders. He has something that we have lost a little bit here—size and frame, and that kind of beautiful type. And he has not only Versace, but also a different female line. It’s a good combination.”

When his American family returned to the States, Da Vinci FM stayed behind for three months at Lutetia Stateside, Da Vinci’s kids Arabians with Gerald are attracting tremendous Kurtz, his European Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) attention for show strings representative, to give and breeding herds. Among the most exciting recent people who couldn’t be at the Salon du Cheval a chance triumphs was that of his exquisite daughter, Goddess Of to meet this horse that you really need to see in the DaVinci, named 2011 U.S. National Reserve Champion flesh for the full impact of all that he is. Fifty breedings Arabian Yearling Filly, after handily earning the Region 7 were sold while he was there, and his first European Yearling Filly Championship. foals were born this year. From all reports, they are nothing short of magnificent. “Da Vinci FM is creating a dynasty,” says lifelong horseman, showman and stallion manager extraordinaire, In a 2010 Arabian Horse Times article, Mary Kirkman David Boggs. “He is one of those rare great ones who is wrote about the exciting Polish connection for Da Vinci beautiful in his own right and who stamps his offspring FM that resulted from his European tour. In that piece, with an unmistakable likeness. We’re along for the ride of she said: “Most impressively, among the new clients was a lifetime and enjoying every minute of it.” n Poland’s venerable Janów Podlaski State Stud; its director,

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A Leg Up

Rhodococcus Equi Infections In Foals—Part I by Heather Smith Thomas The Disease There are a number of pathogens that can cause pneumonia in foals, but one of the most devastating infections is caused by Rhodococcus equi, a type of bacteria that lives in the soil. Even though infected foals may not develop clinical signs of pneumonia until they are 3 or 4 months old, research suggests that they actually encounter the bacteria soon after birth, within the first month of life.

Signs Of R. Equi Pneumonia “This disease includes a broad range of signs, and many foals don’t show any clinical signs until they are really quite sick,” says Norman. “The classic signs are a foal that is not nursing very well, with a fever and sometimes coughing. The foal may be depressed and breathing hard. We may not realize a foal is sick until the disease is quite advanced.” It takes awhile for abscesses to form.

Foals may not show signs until a large portion of the Tracy Norman V.M.D., M.S., B.A., Diplomate ACVIM lung is affected. This disease (Clinical Assistant Professor has been called “walking foal of Equine Internal Medicine, “Rhodococcus bacteria can be pneumonia” because many foals Texas A&M College of don’t seem sick and seldom Veterinary Medicine and ingested or inhaled. “The bacteria show signs until 30 days of age Biomedical Sciences), says can be inhaled while the foal is or older. Some die suddenly, this pathogen generally eating or rummaging around on with post-mortem examination causes pneumonia in foals the ground or in the stall or eating showing large abscesses in approximately 3 weeks old up the dam’s manure,” says Costa. lung tissue or rupture of an until 6 months old. “Adult “He might inhale bacteria from abdominal abscess. The first horses with a normal immune soil (dust from dry manure). When sign may be a poorly-doing foal, system don’t seem to get this elevated temperature, or harsh disease,” she says. “Foals, inhaled, the bacteria can go directly lung sounds if you listen to the however, can develop the to the lungs. Most cases of clinical chest with a stethoscope. By the very severe disease. The most infection in foals are in the lungs, time a diagnosis is made, there common form of the disease but if they are breathing bacteria, are already abscesses. results in abscesses throughout they are also eating them; you can’t the foal’s lung tissue. really separate this.” “Some foals are poor doers (stunted, rough hair coat), but “Occasionally, foals also some look healthy and then develop infection in the suddenly have a hard time breathing and die quickly,” says abdomen. The lymph nodes in the abdomen and even Lais R. Costa D.M.V., M.S., Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM lymph tissue in the wall of the intestine can become Large Animal and ABVP Equine (Assistant Professor infected. This may result in ill-thrift, colic and/or in Large Animal Medicine, Tufts University). “It can be diarrhea.” The intestine is unable to digest and absorb a devastating disease because you may not see it coming. food properly. Just because a foal isn’t coughing doesn’t mean he’s not sick. Attitude of the foal—bright and lively or dull—can “The intestinal infection is not as common as lung tell you more. You should also monitor temperatures.” infection,” Norman says. “The classic form of this disease shows up in foals 1 to 6 months old as what we Dr. Philip J. Johnson, BVSc, M.S., MRCVS, and call pyogranulomatous pneumonia—or pneumonia with Diplomate ACVIM Large Animal (Professor of Equine multiple abscesses.” 200 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


A Leg Up Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri), says R. equi pneumonia is a very slow infection. “By the time you see respiratory signs, the disease has been going on for weeks. These foals may be small for their age, with poor body condition, but not always. They may also have diarrhea if the bacteria affect the gut. They may have signs of colic, and sometimes inflammation inside the eyes, or joint enlargement. “If you listen to the chest, you can usually hear abnormal sounds,” he adds. On farms where foals are at risk, he encourages clients to monitor foals with a stethoscope, listening to breathing sounds. The sooner this disease can be detected and treated, the better, before it becomes life threatening. “Some of the signs are not very clear,” says Costa. “Horsemen must try to notice slight changes. If you feel a foal isn’t quite right, have your vet check it. The person who sees the foal every day is best able to tell if there’s something wrong, and the vet should heed this and thoroughly examine the foal.” Mode Of Infection “The foal picks up bacteria in the environment and from the feces of the mare if she was recently exposed (such as at another farm, to be bred),” explains Costa. “It seems that the foal’s gut is a better environment for R. equi to multiply than the mare’s gut. In fact, multiplication of R. equi is 10-fold greater in the foal’s gut compared to the mare’s gut. The bacteria can multiply some in the mare’s gut, then the foal eats her manure, and amplifies it much more.” Rhodococcus bacteria can be ingested or inhaled. “The bacteria can be inhaled while the foal is eating or rummaging around on the ground or in the stall or eating the dam’s manure,” says Costa. “He might inhale bacteria from soil (dust from dry manure). When inhaled, the bacteria can go directly to the lungs. Most cases of clinical infection in foals are in the lungs, but if they are breathing bacteria, they are also eating them; you can’t really separate this. “Experimentally, researchers have given foals Rhodococcus bacteria via either route, aerosolized or ingested, but in a natural infection the foal is probably exposed to both,” she continues. “Interestingly, not all R. equi bacteria are virulent—only the ones that contain virulence-associated plasmid. This plasmid facilitates

survival of the bacteria within the alveolar macrophages (a type of cell that plays a major role in defending lung tissue). When the virulent R. equi is ingested by the foal and absorbed through the bowel, it results in infection and abscesses in the intestine (often in the mesenteric lymph nodes). “The bacteria might also get into the circulation and spread to other organs or the lungs. About 40 percent of foals with lung lesions have evidence they were exposed through the oral route; they have the bacteria in lymph nodes in the intestine and might have abscesses in the abdomen.” Even after the pneumonia is cleaned up, the foal might still have intestinal abscesses. “If a foal is breathing aerosolized bacteria he is also ingesting them,” she says. “The bacteria get into the foal one way or the other and can spread through the airway or the bloodstream. The bacteria survive inside the macrophages, which are cells of the immune system. The foal can develop abscesses from this infection anywhere in the body—particularly in the lungs. Foals may also have abdominal abscesses and in the bones such as vertebrae. In the latter instances the foal starts to show fever and lameness. These are more obscure cases, and harder to diagnose. The foal shows lameness, but it’s not in the leg; it’s actually pain in the spinal column.” n

Age-Related Susceptibility Adult horses are often exposed to this disease, but only rarely are adults seen with Rhodococcus infections. “We see some, and they generally are immune-compromised,” says Costa. “They may have an acquired immunodeficiency, a severe concurrent disease, stress, or something that makes their immune system unable to respond and kill the bacteria. “There is an age-related susceptibility to R. equi associated with the immune system,” she adds. “There are several researchers trying to figure out what is involved, like whether it’s the inability of foals to produce certain mediators that make the immune system effective in killing these bacteria. There is clearly an individual variation, but the majority of foals are a lot more susceptible to infection than adult horses. Even a low dose of these bacteria seems to overwhelm whatever ability the foal has to clear it.”

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Items for the calendar are run FREE of charge on a space-available basis. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. MAIL or FAX notices to Arabian Horse Times, Attention: Charlene Deyle, 299 Johnson Ave. Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093; phone 507-835-3204 or fax 507-835-5138 or e-mail: charlened@ahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

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December 28-January 1, 2012, Arabhorse Farm Tours, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.arabhorsefarmtour.com February 16, 2012, AHT Readers’ Choice Awards, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.ahtimes.com April 28-29, 2012, Varian Arabians Spring Fling, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: Sheila Varian, 805-489-5802. November 14-18, 2012, AHA Convention, Denver, Colorado. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

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April 24-29, 2012, Region 7 Championship Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Howard Shenk, 800-892-0682. May 8-12, 2012, Region 12 Championship Show, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Lynn DanielGlover, 478-955-3030. May 30-June 3, 2012, Region 1 Championship Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 5-12, 2012, Region 8 Championship Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 13-16, 2012, Region 9 Championship Show, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Margo Shallcross, 830-980-5072. June 14-17, 2012, Region 10 Championship Show, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 17-23, 2012, Region 4 Championship Show, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Cindy Reid, 805-610-9079. June 20-24, 2012, Region 13 Championship Show, Indianapolis, Indiana. Contact: Janice Decker, 317-861-4814. June 20-30, 2012, Region 2 Championship Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jeff Reichman, 805-300-3153. June 22-24, 2012, Region 6 Championship Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Jean Fredrich, 701-725-4420. 202 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

June 27-July 1, 2012, Region 14 Championship Show, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Cynthia Clinton, 937-962-4336. July 4-8, 2012, Region 15 Championship Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Martin Kleiner, 717-507-5474. July 5-8, 2012, Region 11 Championship Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 6-15, 2012, Region 5 Championship Show, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Hough, 253-847-8842. July 8-14, 2012, Region 3 Championship Show, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 11-14, 2012, Region 16 Championship Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-628-2640. July 16-21, 2012, Region 18 Championship Show, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-657-6133. July 31-August 4, 2012, Region 17 Championship Show, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538.

SHOwS DeceMber December 1-4, 2011, Saguaro Classic A & B Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. December 2-4, 2011, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. December 17-18, 2011, Arabian Sport Horse Challenge, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. JANuAry 2012 January 13-15, 2012, Houston All Arab A & B Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Roca, 832-971-0991. January 13-15, 2012, Houston All Arab Sport Horse Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Roca, 832-971-0991. January 27-29, 2012, Sierra Empire, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-508-4063. FebruAry 2012 February 16-26, 2012, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: AAHA, 480-515-1500. MArch 2012 March 2-4, 2012, SASHA Charity Horse Show, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Janie Hamilton, 214-478-0897.

March 15-18, 2012, 41st Annual Carousel Charity, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 15-18, 2012, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 16-18, 2012, Missouri All Arabian Show, Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. March 17-18, 2012, Ocala 17th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. March 23-25, 2012, Rancho CA Spring Show A & B, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 30-April 1, 2012, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 30-April 1, 2012, Deseret A & B Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. March 31-April 1, 2012, Beat The Heat All Arab Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372.

enduranCe/ COmpetitive trail ride JANuAry 2012 January 27-29, 2012, Sierra Empire Trail Ride, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-508-4063.

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July 21-28, 2012, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. August 20-25, 2012, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. september 25-30, 2012, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. october 19-27, 2012, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

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Acevedo Arabians .......................................................................208, 1MN (209) Adandy Farm..................................................................................................205 AHT Design ..................................................................................................185 AHT Subscriptions ........................................................................................192 Al Fawaz Arabian Stud ............................................................................. IFC, 1 Arabian Horse Global ........................................................................................7 Arabians International....................................................42, 43, 208, 1MN (209) Argent Farms ............................................................................................. 14, 15 Armir Partners, LLC..................................................................208, 1MN (209) Avonlea Arabians ....................................................................................... 40, 41

B

Becker Stables ............................................................................................ 40, 41

C

Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. .....................................145-151, 2-3MN (210, 211) Crescent Creek Farms ............................................................................ 152, 153

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Dez Rey Arabians ..........................................................................................158 Doran, Cheryl & Rick....................................................................................159

E

EgyptianSales.Com ........................................................................................203 Eleanor’s Arabians ...................................................................................... 48, 49

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Fazenda Floresta ........................................................................................ 33-37 Flanagan, Terry...............................................................................................203 Freedman’s ......................................................................................................161 Freeland Farms, LLC ................................................................................. 38, 39 Frierson Atkinson...........................................................................................203 Frizzell, Joe & Debbie ......................................................................................45 Furioso Bloodstock.................................................................................... IFC, 1

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Gallún Farms, Inc........................................................................................... BC Garlands Ltd .............................................................................................. 56, 57 Guzzo Arabians.......................................................................................... 33-39

H

Haras Los Palmares.........................................................................68-71, 80, 81 Haras Mayed .............................................................................................. 72, 73 Haras Vanguarda .......................................................................................FC, 32 Heartland Arabians .................................................................................... 78, 79 Hegg, Mrs. Mickey.........................................................................................203 Highland Pride Arabians .................................................................................54

J

Jerland ............................................................................. 32MN (240), IBC, BC John White Stables ........................................................................................155

L

Liberty Meadows ...............................................................................................5 Linear Rubber Products .................................................................................205 Lowe Show Horse Centre.......................................................................... 50, 51

M Magnolia Farm Arabians ....................................................................... 162, 163 Mahogany Hill Arabians ........................................................................ 162, 163 Marino Arabians ........................................................................................ 86-89 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ............................................................................203 McAlpin, Jeff .............................................................................................. 90, 91 Midwest Training Centre ........................................................................... 62-93 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. ............................... 5-9MN (213-217)

O Oak Ridge Arabians ........................................................................ 74-77, 84-87

P Pay-Jay Arabians ............................................................................................205 Pet Pizzaz .......................................................................................................204 Progressive® Nutrition ................................................................................... 8, 9

R R.O. Lervick Arabians ...................................................................................204 RaDon Incorporated ......................................................................................203 Rae-Dawn Arabians ....................................................................................... 2, 3 Rivero Worldwide ...................................................................................... 33-39 Rohara Arabians, LLC ............................................................................... 46, 47 Ross Tarkington Stables .................................................................................154

S Sarah Paripovich Training ..............................................................................144 Setting Sun Stables ........................................................................................160 Shamrock Farms......................................................................................... 52, 53 Shea Stables....................................................................................................203 Sherman Ranch .......................................................................................... 60, 61 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians, LLC ...................................................... 10, 11 Sperte Show Horses ................................................................................... 60, 61 Springwater Farms .........................................................................................159 Stachowski Farm, Inc. ................................................................................ 12, 13 Stacy Bergh, Artist .........................................................................................193 Starline Arabians ....................................................................................... 58, 59 Stonegate Arabians LLC .................................................................................44 Strand’s Arabian Stables............................................................................. 44, 45 Swier, Stacey ...................................................................................................144 Szymanksi, Jessie ..............................................................................................55

T The Brass Ring........................................................................................... 52, 53 The Hat Lady ................................................................................................203

W West Lawn Farm............................................................................... 4MN (212) Westridge Farms .................................................................................... 156, 157 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc......................................................................205

Z Zerlotti Equine Reproduction Ltd...................................................................32

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RH Triana

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(x Sylviah WLF) U.S. NatioNal ChampioN arabiaN YearliNg FillY Bred By: roBin Hood Farms, inc.

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(x Kameliah) SCot tSdale graNd ChampioN mare Jth Bred By: West LaWn Farm

Kameliah (AC Eternaly Yours x Padrons Kamea) Bred By: West LaWn Farm

Sylviah WLF

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Minnesota Arabian Horse R.J. & G.L. Ames CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS P.O. Box 8, Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-6590/Fax 952-492-3585 Cedarridge@yahoo.com www.cedar-ridge.com Rick & Tammy Anderson SUMMERFIELD FARM 3088 Flora Rd., Belvidere, IL 61008 815-547-4852 Summerfieldarabs@aol.com www.summerfieldfarminc.com H.R. Bill Bell BELLS MERRI-HILL ARABIANS 4062 42nd St. SE, Delano, MN 55328 763-972-9941/Fax 763-208-5288 Merrihillarabs@aol.com www.merrihillarabs.com Glenn and Sue Brinkman BRINKMAN ARABIAN STABLES 29296 Williams St Pierre, South Dakota 57501 605-224-0773 glennhuntz@aol.com Greg & Mary Brown BROWNS FOLLY ARABIAN HORSES 2101 Indian Road West Minnetonka, MN 55305 952-593-0489/Fax 952-545-4304 BrownsFolly@aol.com www.BrownsFolly.com

David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell DST ARABIANS PO Box 12689 Olympia, WA 98508-2689 360-866-8525 DSTArabians@msn.com www.dstarabians.com Mr. Fernando De Santibanes HARAS MAYED Buenos Aires, Argentina info@harasmayed.com www.harasmayed.com JOHN & MARTHA DIEDRICH Waseca, MN 507-461-1587 jcdiedrich@gmail.com Muffet H. Eskra MAzzIAH LLC 9365 W 175 St. Olathe, KS 66062 919-481-2226 mazziahllc@yahoo.com Ken, Judy & Austin Figge WILLOW BROOK ARABIANS 4432 State Highway 25 SE Buffalo, MN 55313 763-682-9388 willowbrookarabians@hotmail.com www.willowbrookarabians.com

Kenneth & Susan Buelt DARLEY FARMS 3605 E Hamilton St. Wausau, WI 54403 715-848-6199/Fax 715-848-3069

Carol Derus & Terri Gellin DEER HAvEN ARABIANS E 10855 Eulrich Road Clintonville, WI 54929 715-823-2165 dharabians@frrontiernet.net www.deerhavenarabians.com

HOLLY & DAvE CONNAKER PO Box 336 Deerwood, MN 56444 218-330-5759/Fax 218-829-0097 holly@lakehome.com

Gene & LaVonne Gullickson NERIKE HILL ARABIANS W751 40th Ave. Plum City, WI 54761 715-448-2286

Peter & Lori Conway CONWAY ARABIANS, INC. 18080 Cty 2 Chatfield, MN 55923 507-867-2981/Fax 507-867-0198 peter@conwayarabians.com www.conwayarabians.com

Jim & Penny Gute WEST LAWN FARM 3856 E 263rd St. Faribault, MN 55021 507-451-7663/Fax 507-444-9124 westlawnfarm@live.com www.westlawnfarm.com

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Eleanor Hamilton ELEANORS ARABIAN FARM 19320 147th Ave. N Rogers, MN 55374 763-767-1381/763-786-6543 h.hamilton@microcontrol.com www.eleanorsarabianfarm.com Donna Hentges GREYMOOR FARM 5779 230th St. E Elko, MN 55020 952-461-3311/Fax 952-461-3146 greymoor@visi.com www.first-cyte.com Georgene Holasek ROCK ISLE ARABIANS 4484 170th Street Lester Prairie, MN 55354 320-395-9880/Cell 612-306-1119 RIArabians@aol.com Larry & Shelley Jerome JERLAND FARM 1483 14 1/2 St, Barron, WI 54812 715-537-5413 larry@jerland.com www.jerland.com Suzette & JoAnn Johnson ISLAND FARM 19262 Englewood Rd Lake Crystal, MN 56055 507-726-2174/612-210-7155 June-Dec: suzettej@hickorytech.net sjohnson_54@msn.com Jeana Karlovich J.D.D.K. ARABIANS W273 N2525 Prospect Avenue Peawaukee, WI 53072 262-547-3000 wiclasonln@aol.com Peter & Trish Kessler DON MANUEL FARMS 5831 Don Manuel Rd. Elkton, FL 32033 904-429-0555 peter@surety-bonding.com Nancy Knutson MAJESTIC STAR ARABIANS E7502 County Rd. B, Colfax, WI 54730 715-962-3721/Fax 715-834-8772 nancy@majesticstararabians.com


Breeder Members LesLie (Lucky) and Raegen LuRken Rochester, MN 507-285-0707 Lurken@charterinternet.net Kim McKimmy aRcHeTyPe aRaBians 11161 16th St. NE St. Michael, MN 55376 651-253-8673 kmckimmy@charter.net www.regentarabians.com Tom Mensing OuTLaW eQuesTRians PMB 334. 9393 N. 90th St #102 Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5097 612-860-4888 tommensing@gmail.com Walter R. Mishek MisHeks aRaBians 14720 Hwy. 14 Waseca, MN 56093 507-837-9127 wrm@ahtimes.com Deri & Karen Nordsving d & k aRaBians P.O. Box 65 Racine, MN 55967 507-378-2341 www.makhiavellika.com Rory & Sue O’Neill O’neiLL aRaBians, LLc 6055 E. Dynamite Rd. Cave Creek, AZ 85331 602-821-8220 www.oneillarabians.com Jennifer Patterson FReedOM RancH 32 Lake Front Drive Glenbrook, NV 89413 775-749-5974 pinecone223@aol.com

Sam and Laura Peacemaker PcF aRaBians 110 North Post Street Spokane, WA 99201-0907 509-315-8584/Fax 509-315-8589 kim@chmgmt.com sampeacemaker@me.com Doug & Kate Peterson RegenT aRaBians 26125 Tucker Rd. Rogers, MN 55374 763-428-4975 regentarab@aol.com www.regentarabians.com Beth Proctor & Jack Collins WindsOng RancH 23471 3rd Ave. Mankato, MN 56001 507-387-3869 windsongarabians@gmail.com Frank & Jody Puleo Jada aRaBians 16155 Forest Blvd. Hugo, MN 55038 651-653-9369/Fax 651-488-0542 frankpuleojr@yahoo.com www.jadaarabians.com Kathy Rappley VaLgLyna aRaBians 1520 Hwy. 64 E New Richmond, WI 54017 715-246-5562 klcricket@frontiernet.net angeLa RasMussen 8709 Dairy Ave Glencoe, MN 55336 612-598-4129 angelarasmussen@yahoo.com Ron & Judy Schmid Pine cResT aRaBians P.O. Box 799 Hayward, WI 54843 715-634-2626/Fax 715-634-2784 pcarab@aol.com

Theresa Soltis eL TeRan aRaBians P.O. Box 265 Upsala, MN 56384 320-573-4953/Fax 320-573-4952 elteran@surfsota.com Ric & Cecilia Summers WiL-O-MaR aRaBians 16530 Meadowlark Lane Bonner Springs, KS 66012 816-365-3472 wilomararabians@gmail.com www.wil-o-mararabians.com Mark and Val Sylla WesTRidge FaRMs 523 Rolling Meadows Drive River Falls, WI 54022 715-426-9640 vals@westridgefarms.com www.westridgefarms.com Debbie Treadwell adVanTage aRaBians 4368 37th St. NW Maple Lake, MN 55358 320-963-3677/Fax 320-963-3639 debbietreadwell@mcnamaracompany.com Perry & Diane Wagamon WagaMOn HORse FaRM 13640 Zodiac St. Lino Lakes, MN 55014 651-464-7299/Fax 651-464-7420 pdwagamon@aol.com www.wagamonfarms.com Katja Wiedrich WiedRicH aRaBians N2204 730th St. Hager City, WI 54014 715-792-2956 katjawiedrich@yahoo.com Dean & Terri Wikel Pegasus aRaBians 12270 State Route 61 Berlin Heights, OH 44814 419-588-3000 sales@pegasusequestrian.com

Nov ember 2011 | MN BREEDERS • 7


2012 Medallion A JAkARtA (Jullyen El Jamaal x Gai Schara)

BEy AMBitioN (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady)

gEoRgio Af (Versace x Fortunes Ciara)

A NoBlE CAuSE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire)

BlACk DANiElS (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay)

hESA zEE (Xenophonn x Somthing Special)

AAS-EliShAhh (Eden C x Sempre)

BRAvE AND NoBlE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V)

hJ fAMoSo (Magnum Psyche x Poetry SMF)

ADAMo (JJ Senor Magnum x TF Psynergy)

BRixx iA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace)

ixl NoBlE ExPRESS (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

AfiRES hEiR (Afire Bey V x Brassmis)

CASANovA PPA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Carinosaa)

JA uRBiNo (Alfabia Damascus x JA Ultima)

Al hADiyAh AA (Laheeb x The Vision HG)

DA MitRi B (Da Vinci FM x Oh Glory B)

JullyEN El JAMAAl (*Ali Jamaal x Jullye El Ludjin)

AlliENCE+// (*Aladdinn x A Love Song)

DAkAR El JAMAAl (Ali Jamaal x Sonoma Lady)

JuStify (Magnum Psyche x S Justadream)

AMADo DE JAMAAl (Soho Carol x Palomara)

DS MAJoR AfiRE (Af ire Bey V x S S Magnolia)

JuSttiCE ( Justify x Af ire Storrm)

AMES ChARiSMA (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage)

ECCENtRiC vAlENtiNo (DA Valentino x Amelia B)

kA oDySSEuS (Odyssey SC x Ellure A)

ARBitEuR (Regal Actor JP x Genevieve C)

EDEN C (Enzo x Silken Sable)

kARAS AlADA PRiDE (Alada Baskin x Karas Shirgay)

ARiES BfA (Versace x MC Psynammon)

El ChAll wR (Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair)

khADRAJ NA (*Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)

ARMANDo El ARyES (Aryes El Ludjin x Anais El Bri) ARMiR (Arbiteur x WN Deja Vu) AuDACiouS PS (Fame VF x Hal Flirtatious) BAAhiR El MARwAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea) BEllAgio J (MPA Giovanni x Jer-Koko)

EvER AftER NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) fiRSt CytE (Out Of Cyte x ROL Wild Flower) fREEDoM PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Unforgettable) fS Ritz (Padrons Psyche x WA-Miss Shasty) gEMiNi vii (Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy)

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lC ADAgio (AA Sabotaj x LC Sinfonia) lC AxiS (Regal Actor JP x NV Alieshah) lEgACyS RENoiR+ (Legacy of Fame x SC Psavannah) MAASAi Pvf (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW) MAg k NitE (Magnum Chall HVP x TF Subroukapsyche)


Stallions Majestico (Marwan Al Shaqab x La Vida Lloca)

odyssey sc (Versace x Latoura Echo)

shf encore (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

Majik of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x Lily Marlaina)

onitnelav (DA Valentino x Royal Ghazallah)

sir faMes hbv (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF)

Makhiavelli ka (Makhnif icent KA x KA Sultan Kasmira)

Pa gazsi (Gazal Al Shaqab x Memphis NA)

sir Marwan crf (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage)

MaMage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) Marc Me faMous (QR Marc x Kilena)

Pa sciMitar (Magnum Psyche x MA Unique) Pcf vision (Marwan Al Shaqab x Veronica GA) PProvidence (Echo Magniff icoo x Bey Amore)

Marhaabah (*Marwan Al Shaqab x Shalina El Jamaal)

ProxiMus ca (Af ire Bey V x DA Triff ire)

Marvilloso (Marwan Al Shaqab x Sovannah)

Psitiguy (Psytadel x JBK Mysteria)

Marwan al Magnifficoo (Marwan Al Shaqab x Pacif ic Echo)

Pstrategy (Padrons Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady)

Masquerade Pa (Armani FC x Cazsandra)

Pyro thyMe sa (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onf ire JW)

Mazkarade (Dakar El Jamaal x Majalis)

rahere (Desperado x Rose Of Sarangani)

Mister MagnuM (Magnum Chall HVP x Pretty Tricky)

regal actor jP (*Encore Ali x More Pretty JP)

Ml Mostly Padron (Padrons Psyche x HS Mostly)

rhr Marcedes (Marwan Al Shaqab x Ellegant Dream)

MMonsignor ( Justify x Liza Monelli)

rohara aria sPartan (El Nabila x MSU Secret Vows)

MPa giovanni (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy)

sf sPecs shocwave (Af ire Bey V x Spectra PR)

noble way (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Af ire)

sf veraz (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA)

nyn hisani (Marwan Al Shaqab x NYN Imara Versace)

shael dreaM desert (Ansata Shaamis x Elettra)

sPades lra (DA Valentino x Serenata Eljamaal) star ghazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x C Starlite Bey) stival (Gazal Al Shaqab x Poloma De Jamaal) sunsational kid (Sundance Kid V x Mane Street) tf royal shahbaz (Falcon BHF x TH Maya Naufali) thee desPerado (The Minstril x AK Amiri Asmarr) tr alada legacy (Legacy of Gold x Alada Roses) trussardi (Stival x Precious As Gold) vegaz (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay) venetian (Versace x Basks Maria) wc ali gazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x Je Ali Selene) wr crown royale (Magnum Psyche x Major Love Affair) zoraladdinn (Zortann x Exceladdence)

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2011 Fall Fest

2011 mAHb

Fall Festival resulTs

September 30 - October 2, 2011 St. Paul, MN Results provided by mAHb

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2011 Fall Fest

Auction Yearling Colts/Geldings ATH – Champion: MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), ex: michael bills, o: regan and renae rohl; Reserve: ALECTRIC WLF (FS ritz x Alexis SrA), ex: Penny Gute, o: Dr. James and Penny Gute; Top Ten: REPLICA GL (Legacy of Fame x Queen of Ssheba), ex: Pamela Dalrymple, o: James and Pamela Dalrymple; CERVANTES DHA (NYN Hisani x Sovannah), ex: mike beethe, o: Carol Derus and Terri Gellin; KRIMSON M (Da vinci Fm x Kharmel br), ex: Anthony marino Jr., o: Anthony marino and Anthony marino Jr.; WGA BEAMER (Jullyen el Jamaal x WG baladancer), ex: William buglass, o: William and Tracy buglass; MILLEGIO NVF (mPA Giovanni x millennium rose), ex: bart bills, o: roger Perry and Linda Pawlowski; ASTOUNDDING (Justify x JJ Astounding echo), ex: Sienna Snell, o: DST Arabians; FAMOUS FIXATION MTC (Sir

Fames Hbv x National Fixation), ex: Jason Tackett, o: Scott Crooker and David boggs; BF MARHVELOUS (marhaabah x bF emmortelle), ex: Dave Treadwell, o: Greg and mary brown. Auction Yearling Fillies ATH – Champion: PROMISA J (Khadraj NA x Promise v), ex: Indira F.I. vanHandel, o: Lawrence Jerome and Indira vanHandel; Reserve: RASIKA (Aria Impresario x marrissah), ex: mike bills, o: Neverland Arabians LLC; Top Ten: MARIETTA AMES (magnum Psyche x Ames mirage), ex: Jason Tackett, o: Sally bedeker; RROSEALEA LD (Pprovidence x rosebud SS), ex: Tony bergren, o: Les vanDyke; NAJADA BEY WS (ATA bey Starr x HK Najmenette), ex: rebecca Kalsow, o: bertha L. Proctor; BAS EMPRESSIVE FIRE (Tr Alada Legacy x Hannafire), ex: mike beethe, o: Glen and Sue brinkman; ARABELLA

Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), shown by Michael Bills for owners Regan and Renae Rohl.

Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion ALECTRIC WLF (FS Ritz x Alexis SRA), shown by owner Penny Gute.

Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion PROMISA J (Khadraj NA x Promise V), shown by co-owner Indira F.I. VanHandel for co-owner Lawrence Jerome.

Auction Yearling Filly ATH Reserve Champion RASIKA (Aria Impresario x Marrissah), shown by Mike Bills for owner Neverland Arabians LLC.

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2011 Fall Fest

DOLCE (mCA Prince marwan x bella sera PVF), ex: Holly Connaker, o: Amanda solie; SOCIETY AFFAIR KMN (HJ Famoso x bea society belle), ex: Chelsea Knoop, o: ACL Partnership; RONANS CAJUN KISS PT (ronan HCF x Kissed bya bandyt), ex: Candace Larsen, o: Candace and Walter Larsen; HEY SHADAE SRA (Ds major Afire x Angelique rF), ex: Andrea mcGowan, o: rhonda baptiste. Yearling Medallion Colts/Geldings ATH – Champion: MOMENTUM WR (stival x ATA Psyches Psong), ex: michael bills, o: regan and renae rohl; Reserve: MATEO VA (Georgio AF x markcherie LCA), ex: Tony bergren, o: Jacki Just; Top Ten: GIALETTO W (mPA Giovanni x Gianna J), ex: indira F.i. VanHandel, o: Anna Wiechmann; CHAOS PA (magnum Chall HVP x Perfection PA), ex: Leslie Lurken, o: Pegasus Arabians; REPLICA GL (Legacy of Fame x Queen of ssheba), ex: Pamela

Dalrymple, o: James and Pamela Dalrymple; TKS OH MY GATTI (Km bugatti x Khemos Fanci), ex: Jason Tackett, o: Kristine simmons; UH MARCOO (marwan Al magnifficoo x Chaunceys Uh Huh), ex: mike beethe, o: Tim and sally engelhart; CONVICTION CA (sF Veraz x Denalia), ex: Kentley Dean, o: edwin W. Crain; PROMISCUOUS BOY RTA (sir Fames HbV x erotica sCA), ex: michael Kramer, o: bailey Kramer; TRJ JUST JAKE (Aria impresario x KA Healani srA), ex: ross Danielson, o: ross and Terri Danielson. Yearling Medallion Fillies ATH – Champion: MARWANS SILHOUETTE (marwan Al magnifficoo x PA Falcons sihouette), ex: Jason Tackett, o: ACL Partnership; Reserve: SOLAVITA (Da Vinci Fm x solvara), ex: michael bills, o: Georgina Pelham; Top Ten: LLC MELODY (stival x ms symphonie), ex: Angela Larson, o: Claire and margaret Larson;

Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Champion MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), shown by Michael Bills for owners Regan and Renae Rohl.

Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion MATEO VA (Georgio AF x Markcherie LCA), shown by Tony Bergren for owner Jacki Just.

Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Champion MARWANS SILHOUETTE (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x PA Falcons Sihouette), shown by Jason Tackett for owner ACL Partnership.

Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Reserve Champion SOLAVITA (Da Vinci FM x Solvara), shown by Michael Bills for owner Georgina Pelham.

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VERUSCHKA TCA (SF veraz x Fate bFA), ex: Kentley Dean, o: brandi Carson; MAGNIFICOOS PIPPA (marwan Al magnifficoo x magnificoos Gold), ex: Holly Connaker, o: Susan L. meyer; DR ECLIPSE (Justtice x Dr Athena), ex: Ann brinkman, o: ruth and Dale Henriksen; PROVOCATIVE J (mPA Giovanni x HJ Porcelain bey), ex: Indira F.I. vanHandel, o: Lawrence Jerome and Indira vanHandel; CATERINA MJB (Pprovidence x Corrsica), ex: Lara Ames, o: michael brennan; EXTRA KHREDIT J (Khadraj NA x essence J), ex: bart bills, o: roger Perry and Linda Pawlowski; AMERICAN GIRL AAL (marwan Al magnifficoo x Touchd byan Angel), ex: Debbie Treadwell, o: David and Debbie Treadwell. 2-Year-Old Colts/Geldings ATH – Champion: MAASAI PVF (maserati Wr x Alora Gold NbW), ex: mike beethe, o: Donald and Ann benson; Reserve: PALADIN LL (magnum Chall HvP x Nv Gypsy),

ex: Janene boggs, o: Gabriela and Sandro Pinha; Top Ten: PAVARATI (Aria Impresario x rA Fames Nanu), ex: Jason Tackett, o: Jane bruce Wilder and Gene reichardt; VOLTAIRE FM (Da vinci Fm x HL Infactuation), ex: Tony bergren, o: Cathy Wright; SIR KNIGHT WS (Sir Fames Hbv x HK Najmenette), ex: bart bills, o: bertha L. Proctor; SWAYZE BFA (mL mostly Padron x LF Triumphant), ex: bill bertier, o: Kelly and bill bertier; WR CROWN ROYALE (magnum Psyche x major Love Affair), ex: Jennifer Patterson, o: Jennifer Patterson; SIGNIFFICO (marwan Al magnifficoo x SW regalia), ex: Darlene Collins, o: Darlene Collins; BRONTES FM (Da vinci Fm x Goddess of marwan), ex: Christopher ronan, o: Cathy Wright; PRECISELY VA (major Precision x LH mercedes), ex: rebecca Kalsow, o: elise Schwenn. 2-Year-Old Fillies ATH – Champion: PRINCESS GRACE C (marwan Al magnifficoo x Amazing),

2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Champion MAASAI PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW), shown by Mike Beethe for owners Donald and Ann Benson.

2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy), shown by Janene Boggs for owners Gabriela and Sandro Pinha.

2-Year-Old Filly ATH Champion PRINCESS GRACE C (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Amazing), shown by Michael Bills for owner David Zouch Ross.

2-Year-Old Filly ATH Reserve Champion MAGNUMS GRACE WR (Magnum Psyche x Aristokayte), shown by Mike Beethe for owners Mark and Valerie Sylla.

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ex: michael bills, o: David Zouch ross; Reserve: MAGNUMS GRACE WR (magnum Psyche x Aristokayte), ex: mike beethe, o: mark and Valerie sylla; Top Ten: RS VALLERINA (DA Valentino x misaahbi), ex: bart bills, o: Ken and JoAnne White; ESTANCIA W (mPA Giovanni x Gianna J), ex: indira i.F. VanHandel, o: Anna Wiechmann; JUSTAGHERLL (Justafire DGL x Khabella), ex: Austin Figge, o: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge; NATIONS GOLDEN LEGACY (nations Psy x Lahaina moon), ex: nathan Hastad, o: nathan Hastad. 3 & Over Mares Jackpot ATH – Champion: MAJOR BELLA VA (Ds major Afire x LLC Joyful), ex: emma boggs, o: bella Partnership; Reserve: SOLUSIVE ECHO WLF (CL solmate x echsclusive WLF), ex: Penny Gute, o: Dr. James and Penny

Gute; Top Five: BFA CHYNNA DOLL (Da Vinci Fm x Amurath Amphora), ex: Christina Kooiman, o: Angie rasmussen. 3 & Over Geldings Jackpot ATH – Champion: SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x serenata el Jamaal), ex: Terri Gellin, o: Danielle and randy shaw; Reserve: GH MARYN (nYn Hisani x enjoue), ex: roxanne schall, o: roxanne schall; Top Five: JUSTIMINUTE (Justify x Chiantae), ex: olivia boggs, o: raymond J. Welk; RA IM A MAJORFIRE (Ds major Afire x rA Loke Lani), ex: Pamela Dalrymple, o: James and Pamela Dalrymple. Get Of Sire ATH – Champion: MPA GIOVANNI (Da Vinci Fm x Glitzy), o: Lawrence Jerome.

3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Champion MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), shown by Emma Boggs for owner Bella Partnership.

3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion SOLUSIVE ECHO WLF (CL Solmate x Echsclusive WLF), shown by owner Penny Gute.

3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Champion SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x Serenata El Jamaal), shown by Terri Gellin for owners Danielle and Randy Shaw.

3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), shown by owner Roxanne Schall.

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Liberty Jackpot ATH – Champion: SOLUSIVE ECHO WLF (CL Solmate x echsclusive WLF), ex: Penny Gute, o: Dr. James and Penny Gute; Reserve: SM KHOUROS TOPSON (Khouros x Toppers melody), ex: becki Sanford, o: becki Sanford. Western Pleasure AOTR – Champion: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH embraceable), ex: emelia Farago, o: Charlotte and emelia Farago; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ex: Tammi Stoffel, o: Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ex: rebecca bell, o: rebecca bell; LH GRAND FINALE (mPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), ex: Susan espeseth, o: Susan espeseth; A-PSYTE (magnum Psyche x Azon NA), ex: Darla Paripovich, o: Darla Paripovich.

(magnum Psyche x Azon NA), ex: Darla Paripovich, o: Darla Paripovich; SURRENDER MY WILL (magnum Psyche x Tessla), ex: Katja Wiedrich, o: Katja Wiedrich. Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR – Champion: JA SHADY LADY (magnum Psyche x oFW Dark Sally), ex: Katherine Carlson, o: Abigail buschette; Reserve: PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x miss Keemophire), ex: Anique Weber, o: Dr. James and Penny Gute; Top Five: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ex: melissa Pasicznyk, o: rebecca bell; JER GOLDRE (Psymadre x Jer A Gold), ex: Daria Stransky, o: Daria L. Stransky; LH GRAND FINALE (mPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), ex: Susan espeseth, o: Susan espeseth.

Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR – Champion: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames Hbv x A Current Affair), ex: Anissa Weber, o: Anissa Weber; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ex: Tammi Stoffel, o: Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: HL FIRE BASK (Ames Image x HL rhose Fire), ex: Katherine Carlson, o: Horseshoe Lake Arabians, Inc.; MI VERSAILLES (versace x milady ritz), ex: Jessica Kotel, o: Steven and Jessica Kotel; SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x vS Khourtney), ex: Karen Day, o: Karen Day. Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR – Champion: JA SHADY LADY (magnum Psyche x oFW Dark Sally), ex: Connie robilliard, o: Abigail buschette; Reserve: D ZALAMAAN (ov Zalamaar x Willows missfire), ex: Carla Hingeveld, o: Carla Hingeveld; Top Five: MONARCOS (monogramm x LC Psouthern Star), ex: Paula elg, o: Paula and David elg; A-PSYTE

Liberty Jackpot ATH Champion SOLUSIVE ECHO WLF (CL Solmate x Echsclusive WLF), shown by owner Penny Gute.

Get Of Sire ATH Champion MPA GIOVANNI (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy), owned by Lawrence Jerome.

Liberty Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion SM KHOUROS TOPSON (Khouros x Toppers Melody), shown by owner Becki Sanford.

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Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: SARATOGA BF (sir Fames HbV x A Current Affaire), ex: Anissa Weber, o: Anissa Weber; Reserve: RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x rH Preshussuzette), ex: Katherine Carlson, o: sandra Carlson; Top Five: SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (sirius Trouble x Vs Khourtney), ex: Karen Day, o: Karen Day; ARAGON WLF (Alerro x bey starlett WLF), ex: Anique Weber, o: Dale Finnegan; SURRENDER MY WILL (magnum Psyche x Tessla), ex: Katja Wiedrich, o: Katja Wiedrich. Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR – Champion: JA SHADY LADY (magnum Psyche x oFW Dark sally), ex: Abigail buschette, o: Abigail buschette; Reserve: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x WsH embraceable), ex: emelia Farago, o: Charlotte

and emelia Farago; Top Five: JUST PSTYLIN (Justify x Pstylin), ex: Amanda solie, o: Paige and Amanda solie; LUNAR PSYCHE (magnum Psyche x Lolita V), ex: Allison Johnson, o: Karen Homeier; SM KHOUROS TOPSON (Khouros x Toppers melody), ex: savannah Leyda, o: becki sanford. Hunter Pleasure AOTR – Champion: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ex: Jill ruhkamp, o: robert and Janene boggs; Reserve: MAJOR ASSET (Ds major Afire x Aspena), ex: Hannah Vaught, o: Arden Peterson; Top Five: KAYNE E (enzo x madison el Jamaal), ex: Ashley reimer, o: Ashley and Dianne reimer; GH MARYN (nYn Hisani x enjoue), ex: roxanne schall, o: roxanne schall; ALADA MOXIE (Alada baskin x neriadna), ex: Kelly Dzurick, o: Kelly Dzurick.

Western Pleasure AOTR Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), ridden by owner Emelia Farago.

Western Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ridden by owner Tammi Stoffel.

Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), ridden by owner Anissa Weber.

Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ridden by owner Tammi Stoffel.

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Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR – Champion: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ex: Jill ruhkamp, o: robert and Janene boggs; Reserve: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V (Jullyen el Jamaal x LA Kijan), ex: valerie Sylla, o: Jenna ball; Top Five: SUCCESSOR AAL (odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), ex: roxanne Schall, o: David and Debbie Treadwell; PSYRAINEE (TF Psymreekhe x bey my valentine), ex: Anique Weber, o: Laure Kruse; GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De bask x bolsoya Kaja SH), ex: Nicole ryan, o: Deirdre rains.

(TF Psymreekhe x bey my valentine), ex: Janelle Then, o: Laure Kruse; GAME TYME (baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), ex: Sandra Feuling, o: Sandra and brian Feuling; THE ETERNEGIZER (eternety x CP Azsahib), ex: Teresa Silva, o: Teresa Silva.

Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR – Champion: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V (Jullyen el Jamaal x LA Kijan), ex: valerie Sylla, o: Jenna ball; Reserve: MAJOR ASSET (DS major Afire x Aspena), ex: Kelly vaught, o: Arden Peterson; Top Five: PSYRAINEE

Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR – Champion: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ex: Jill ruhkamp, o: robert and Janene boggs; Reserve: MAJOR ASSET (DS major Afire x Aspena), ex: morgan Kelly, o: Arden Peterson; Top Five: PSYRAINEE (TF Psymreekhe x bey my valentine), ex: Anique Weber, o: Laure Kruse; RA IM A MAJORFIRE (DS major Afire x rA Loke Lani), ex: Chelsea Knoop, o: James and Pamela Dalrymple; ALADA MOXIE (Alada baskin x Neriadna), ex: Kelly Dzurick, o: Kelly Dzurick.

Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by Connie Robilliard for owner Abigail Buschette.

Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), ridden by owner Carla Hingeveld.

Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by Katherine Carlson for owner Abigail Buschette.

Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Reserve Champion PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), ridden by Anique Weber for owners Dr. James and Penny Gute. Nov ember 2011 | MN BREEDERS • 17


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Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: GH MARYN (nYn Hisani x enjoue), ex: roxanne schall, o: roxanne schall; Reserve: AF MANOLO (Justify x Aurora bey), ex: Anique Weber, o: Jenna ball; Top Five: LH DENALI (mPA Giovanni x r Dream Girl), ex: rylee Choate, o: rylee Choate; DE MAJOR IMPACT (Ds major Afire x Phadra De), ex: Abbie styes, o: Gail simpson; KHALYD (magnum Chall HVP x sakilena bT), ex: betsy Carlson, o: Linda and Jerry buss. Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR – Champion: MAJOR ASSET (Ds major Afire x Aspena), ex: Hannah Vaught, o: Arden Peterson; Reserve: AMNESTEY (Justify x Amenety), ex: olivia boggs, o: robert and Janene boggs; Top Five: BARRETTA WLF (barritz sF x Papillons Kallima), ex: Allison

Johnson, o: mark and Valerie sylla; AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), ex: nora shaffer, o: susan Westwater and Jane Jankowski; RA IM A MAJORFIRE (Ds major Afire x rA Loke Lani), ex: Gabriella Larson, o: James and Pamela Dalrymple. Saddle Seat AOTR – Champion: BRASS STAR (brass x Cb shining star), ex: moriah Fischer, o: moriah Fischer; Reserve: AMES CELEBRATION (matoi x Ames mirage), ex: Kara Larson, o: Cedar ridge Farm; Top Five: LOTS OF FIRE CRF (Ds major Afire x G Kallora), ex: elizabeth moore, o: Tom and elizabeth moore; EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (iXL noble express x Chamorrita Afire), ex: Kristi Wintheiser, o: shirley Theede; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x regent sofia), ex: Kim mcKimmy, o: Douglas and Kathleen Peterson.

Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affaire), ridden by owner Anissa Weber.

Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Reserve Champion RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x RH Preshussuzette), ridden by Katherine Carlson for owner Sandra Carlson.

Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by owner Abigail Buschette.

Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x WSH Embraceable), ridden by owner Emelia Farago.

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Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR – Champion: LOTS OF FIRE CRF (DS major Afire x G Kallora), ex: elizabeth moore, o: Tom and elizabeth moore; Reserve: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just on Ice), ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: Larry and Jody Hoffman; Top Five: AMES CELEBRATION (matoi x Ames mirage), ex: Kara Larson, o: Cedar ridge Farm; GHAZA FIRE (brush Fire v x LA Ghaza), ex: Kahlie Kroells, o: Kenneth and rebecca Price; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x regent Sofia), ex: Kim mcKimmy, o: Douglas and Kathleen Peterson.

express x Chamorrita Afire), ex: Kristi Wintheiser, o: Shirley Theede; Top Five: ICE CRYSTAL DRL (matoi x Just on Ice), ex: roberta Lembke, o: roberta and Dean Lembke; DONAGAIN DE (Don De bask x bolsoya Kaja SH), ex: Katja Wiedrich, o: Katja Wiedrich; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x regent Sofia), ex: Kim mcKimmy, o: Douglas and Kathleen Peterson.

Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR – Champion: LOTS OF FIRE CRF (DS major Afire x G Kallora), ex: elizabeth moore, o: Tom and elizabeth moore; Reserve: EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble

Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: MR AMES CRF (brass x Toi Jabaska), ex: Lara Ames, o: Cedar ridge Farm; Reserve: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just on Ice), ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: Larry and Jody Hoffman; Top Five: REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x regent Sofia), ex: Kim mcKimmy, o: Douglas and Kathleen Peterson; DONAGAIN DE (Don De bask x bolsoya

Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion AMNESTEY ( Justify x Amenety), ridden by Jill Ruhkamp for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.

Hunter Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Hannah Vaught for owner Arden Peterson.

Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion AMNESTEY ( Justify x Amenety), ridden by Jill Ruhkamp for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.

Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), ridden by Valerie Sylla for owner Jenna Ball. Nov ember 2011 | MN BREEDERS • 19


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Kaja sH), ex: Katja Wiedrich, o: Katja Wiedrich; ICE CRYSTAL DRL (matoi x Just on ice), ex: roberta Lembke, o: roberta and Dean Lembke. Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR – Champion: BRASS RING CRF (brass x Toi Jabaska), ex: Caelen Caspers, o: mcKenna, Christine and Caelen Caspers; Reserve: GHAZA FIRE (brush Fire V x LA Ghaza), ex: Kahlie Kroells, o: Kenneth and rebecca Price. Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR – Champion: EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (iXL noble express x Chamorrita Afire), ex: Kristi Wintheiser, o: shirley Theede; Reserve: BRASS RING CRF (brass x Toi Jabaska), ex: Caelen Caspers, o: mcKenna, Christine

and Caelen Caspers; Top Five: GHAZA FIRE (brush Fire V x LA Ghaza), ex: Kahlie Kroells, o: Kenneth and rebecca Price; ICE CRYSTAL DRL (matoi x Just on ice), ex: roberta Lembke, o: roberta and Dean Lembke; EN FUEGO BPA (baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), ex: Abby Weisenberger, o: Lois Faye Haber. Reining Jackpot ATR – Champion: D ZALAMAAN (oV Zalamaar x Willows missfire), ex: Carla Hingeveld, o: Carla Hingeveld; Reserve: SHEZA ROYAL PAYNE (Hesa Zee x Am starting bell), ex: brooke matthiesen, o: eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: SHEZ THE ONE (Hesa Zee x eAF Crown rose), ex: brooke matthiesen, o: rod matthiesen.

Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), ridden by Valerie Sylla for owner Jenna Ball.

Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Kelly Vaught for owner Arden Peterson.

Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Champion AMNESTEY ( Justify x Amenety), ridden by Jill Ruhkamp, for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.

Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Reserve Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Morgan Kelly for owner Arden Peterson.

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Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), ridden by owner Roxanne Schall.

Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Reserve Champion AF MANOLO ( Justify x Aurora Bey), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Jenna Ball.

Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Hannah Vaught for owner Arden Peterson.

Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion AMNESTEY ( Justify x Amenety), ridden by Olivia Boggs for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.

Saddle Seat AOTR Champion BRASS STAR (Brass x CB Shining Star), ridden by owner Moriah Fischer.

Saddle Seat AOTR Reserve Champion AMES CELEBRATION (Matoi x Ames Mirage), ridden by Kara Larson for owner Cedar Ridge Farm. Nov ember 2011 | MN BREEDERS • 21


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Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion LOTS OF FIRE CRF (DS Major Afire x G Kallora), ridden by owner Elizabeth Moore.

Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), ridden by Hillary Hoffman for owners Larry and Jody Hoffman.

Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR Champion LOTS OF FIRE CRF (DS Major Afire x G Kallora), ridden by owner Elizabeth Moore.

Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR Reserve Champion EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), ridden by Kristi Wintheiser for owner Shirley Theede.

Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion MR AMES CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Reserve Champion SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), ridden by Hillary Hoffman for owners Larry and Jody Hoffman.

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Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner Caelen Caspers.

Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion GHAZA FIRE (Brush Fire V x LA Ghaza), ridden by Kahlie Kroells for owners Kenneth and Rebecca Price.

Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Champion EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), ridden by Kristi Wintheiser for owner Shirley Theede.

Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Reserve Champion BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner Caelen Caspers.

Reining Jackpot ATR Champion D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), ridden by owner Carla Hingeveld.

Reining Jackpot ATR Reserve Champion SHEZA ROYAL PAYNE (Hesa Zee x AM Starting Bell), ridden by Brooke Matthiesen for owner Eleanor Hamilton. Nov ember 2011 | MN BREEDERS • 23


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Tammy and Dave Corning with the 2011 High Point Stallion plaque for Justify.

HigH Point Sire Justify

HigH Point Breeder Cedar Ridge Farm

HigH Point Junior AmAteur (tie) Emeila Farago and Hannah Vaught

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HigH Point Senior AmAteur HAndler Michael Bills


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2011 Broodmare elite inductees Top: Khenya PGA (Khadraj NA x Makena PGA), with owners Lawrence Jerome and Indira and Mike Van Handel. Center: Merri Jessabell and owner Bill Bell. Bottom: Tonki-Tu and owners Lori and Peter Conway.

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2011 Hall Of fame Inductees

Road Warrior, 2011 Hall Of Fame Inductee with Tom Mensing and Marcia Dallman.

Odyssey SC, 2011 Hall Of Fame Inductee with the Stranger Creek Investment Group.

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Judges: Steve Dady, Liz Bentley, Joel Gangi, Cindy Reich and Scott Brumf ield.

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Auction Futurity Checks

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Greg Brown, MAHB President, presenting $5,000 to the Majestic Hills Ranch Charity organization.

Jeff Schall and Mike Neal.

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Westlawn Farm Group

Westridge Farm Group

St. Croix Training Center Group

Rachael Enns, Laurie Enns and Teresa LeFever.

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Dave Biligrien with guests and clients.

Steve Nelson

Karen Nordsvig

Val Sylla


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Silver Lake Arabians and Rain Dancer Arabians Group.

Jeff Schall, Bobby Murray, Austin Miller, Mike Van Handel and John Diedrich.

Matt Bergren and Angela Rasmussen.

Margaret and Claire Larson with guests.

Devon and Jason Shuster.

Bill Bell and Andy Stephens.

Deb and Di of Double D Catering.

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HA/AA Western Pl AAOTR 40 & Over ChampIon HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion

2011 Unanimous Scottsdale HA/AA Junior Champion Stock/Hunter Type Filly


HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding In-Hand Reserve Champion

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion

Arabian Mare Breeding AAO Top Ten HA/AA Western Pl AAO 40 & Over Reserve Champion

Arabian Western Pl Futurity Top Ten

HA/AA Hunter Pl AAO 18-39 Top Ten

Arabian Western Pl Futurity Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Top Ten

2011 Canadian National Champion Sport Horse Mare Halter, Amateur

Arabian Western Pl Jr Horse Top Ten

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International Agents:

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CONTACT Mike Van Handel - 651.269.2972 - mike.vanhandel@jerland.com

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