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Contents November 2010 62

2010 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show by Colleen Scott

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40 Years Of Arabian Horse Times: Recollections, Mostly Fond by Linda White

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Leaders Of The Times—Da Vinci FM by Colleen Scott

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The Arabian Horse In History: Lady Hester Stanhope, Indomitable Spirit by Andrew K. Steen

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In Memoriam: Virginia “Pidge” Wood (1936-2010) by Linda White

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In Memoriam: Betty Jane Humphrey (1921-2010) by Linda White

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In Memoriam: Padrons Mahogany (1986-2010) by Linda White

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2010 Arabian Horse Times Most Beautiful Baby Contest

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Eleanor’s Anniversary Party by Christy Egan

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Cover Story: Brixx IA and HB Arabians by Colleen Scott

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Comments From The Editor Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland

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Handy Horse Tips by Lee Bolles

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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ON THE CO COVER COVER: VER:: VER

Brixx IA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace), owned by HB Arabians.

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Calendar Of Events Looking Ahead Index Of Advertisers


HALTER CHAMPION, PERFORMANCE CHAMPION, AND SUPER SIRE!

Padrons Mahogany *Padron x Hal Ane Versare

February 21, 1986 to October 16, 2010 Linda Mehney • Grand Arabian Farm 3049 Mary S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506 • 616-957-2161 • gaarab@ix.netcom.com • www. grandarabian.com

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Service Is Job One Walking into Arabian Horse Times for the first time so many years ago, I was greeted by a petite blonde woman, whose friendly smile and polite demeanor quickly put me at ease. Soon after, I realized that this individual epitomizes the type of person that you will find throughout AHT’s staff. That person is Robin Matejcek, our Office Manager. Robin has worked at Arabian Horse Times since 1987 (the year I graduated from high school!). During that time, Robin’s job duties have run the gamut from receptionist, travel agent, and paymaster to office decorator, circulation manager, event planner, import/export consultant … you get the picture. All kinds of descriptions of Robin and her role at the Times would be accurate. The one that is truest, however, is simple: in everything Robin does, she represents the concept of loyalty, integrity and discretion. That serves the magazine and its clients well, which is important to us, because even though horses are our subject, ultimately, people are our business. So, in keeping with the spirit of our 40th Anniversary, I asked Robin to write about her time with the magazine over the last 23 years. She was reluctant at first, modest to be truthful, and below is what she shared. “When I was asked to write about my years at Arabian Horse Times, I really didn’t know where to begin. It seems like only yesterday that I sat nervously interviewing for a job I thought would only be temporary. Little did I know that I would still be here 23 years later. “Through the years, I have had the opportunity to work in many different departments, and I’ve learned so much about what it takes to create a monthly magazine. I can tell you that each department plays an important role in producing the magazine, and while staff has changed over the years, most of us have been here a very long time. This speaks to the loyalty and dedication of its employees, and, personally, I think that says a lot in itself. “Also, I have to add that it’s still our fantastic customer service that gives AHT the edge over its competitors. Personally, it has been rewarding to speak to so many interesting people in the Arabian industry over the years. From our subscribers to our advertisers, everyone has a unique story to tell. “Even though a lot has changed at the Times since I started, one thing does remain the same. We have an outstanding staff that produces a beautiful, high-quality magazine each and every month for our customers to enjoy.” —Robin Matejcek, Office Manager

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U.S. National Champion

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The Source For

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AIREONNA A IRE REON REON ONNA NA W WW W (x Da Vinci FM daughter) Owned by Deborah O’Mara

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U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure proudly ridden by Tish Kondas

Proudly owned by Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • cell: 865-388-0507 • Trainer Mike Miller • 608.332.0701 • Mike@smparabians.com www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

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Baske Afire

Afire Bey V Mac Baske *El Ghazi

RY Fire Ghazi RL Rah Fire

Huckleberry Bey Autumn Fire Baskevich AH Meditation Aloes Elektra Le Fire Raha Melima

Maternal brother to National Champion IXL Noble Express & National Reserve Champion H Mobility H

Trained and standing at Showtime Training Center Contact Tish Kondas at 770.252.3300 • cell: 678.427.0595 www.showtimetrainingcenter.net

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Saluting 2010 National Winners bred or sold through Prestige Farms SHAKEN RATTLEN ROLLEN U.S. National Champion H/A Driving AAOTD

JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE 7-Time National Champion H/A Mare

BASKGHAZI Top Ten English Pleasure

JB SURFS UP U.S. & Canadian Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure Shaken Rattlen Rollen

JB ROSE AFIRE Top Ten Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Top Ten Country English Pleasure Jr Horse

ADMIRAL BASKE Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure Jr Horse

FYRE AND BRIMSTONE Canadian Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Jr Horse

COLLECT CALL + Top Ten H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over

JB Hometown Hottie

PROFICIENT FIRE Top Ten Country English Pleasure Select AATR

IN THE LINE AFIRE Top Ten H/A English Pleasure Youth National Top Ten H/A English Pleasure JOTR/JTR

MAJIC TRICK Baskghazi

Admiral Baske

Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54

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Collect Call

In The Line Afire

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TA L E N T E D PROSPECTS AVA I L A B L E ESPIONAGE PF Mamage x Empress of Bask Chestnut, Arabian, Gelding, 2/25/07 RED HOTT MAMA Mamage x Ames Déjà Vu, Chestnut, Arabian, Mare, 3/3/07 PISTOLERO PF Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia Bay, Arabian, Colt, 4/3/07 MD BELLAMESA MHR Nobility x MC Bellasera, Chestnut, Arabian, Mare, 4/8/07 DCISIONS DCISIONS PF Baske Afire x Justice N Liberty, Grey, Arabian, Mare, 3/12/08 CABRIOLET PF Baske Afire x Miz Margeurita X, Bay, Arabian, Gelding, 4/13/08 HEAT WAVE PF SF Specs Shocwave x Afires Quintina, Chestnut, Arabian, Mare, 5/7/08 CATT BURGLER JDM Raindance x Catt, Chestnut, Arabian, Gelding, 6/8/08 HIGH SOCIETY FLING Baske Afire x Spring High, Bay, H/A, Mare, 5/30/06 CANT CONTROLLER PF Baske Afire x Shes A High Roller, Chestnut, H/A, Mare, 4/1/07 AFIRE ON WALLSTREET PF Baske Afire x Baby Ima Star, Chestnut, H/A, Gelding, 2/26/08 ROCK N ROLLER PF Baske Afire x She’s A High Roller, Bay, H/A, Gelding, 4/24/08 MEAN MACHINE PF Baske Afire x Lady Machine, Chestnut, H/A, Gelding, 5/1/08 CENTERFOLD SUE PF Baske Afire x Sue Ebony, Bay, H/A, Mare, 5/17/08 HOT RODDER PF Baske Afire x A Lady At Heart, Bay, H/A, Gelding, 5/28/08 WYZE CRACKER PF Undulata’s Nutcracker x Bint Bokara, Bay, H/A, Gelding, 6/17/08 SURE FIRE REDEMPTION Afire Bey V x A Lady At Heart, Bay, H/A, Gelding, 6/20/08

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Accepting horses for training, evaluation and sales at our facilities in Scottsdale & Ohio.

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Brilliant performers are our mark of excellence.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2010 U.S. NATIONALS WINNERS 5 Total Champion Wins • 2 Unanimous Champion Wins 4 Total Reserve Champion Wins • 1 Unanimous Reserve Champion Win 38 Top Ten Wins LADY AVA ISABELA – Kimberly Jarvis

GOOMBAY SMASH – Lesley Blain

CP SHENANIGAN – Katherine Kirby

BASKE ALLIENCE – Norma or John Diver

BLACK DANIELS – Bryan and Joanne Grossman

THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS – Great Bend Ranch

NOBLES ANGEL – Katherine Kirby

WORTH THE WAITT – Great Bend Ranch

CF JIMMY NEUTRON – Curtis Piotrowski

GHAZI JAZZMAN – Mary Johnston

ROCK SOLID – Deborah & Jennifer Halverson

PROMMENADE – Lisa Kiser

BUGZY MALONE – Mark or Jennifer Schouten

BELLA TOI – Jean O’Leary

CARD SHARK – Great Bend Ranch

WTC SHOW ME MANHATTAN – Curtis, Cynthia & Tess Piotrowski

BASKE ALARM – Batavia Arabians, LLC SOMMELIER – Curtis, Cynthia & Tess Piotrowski ROXBURY – Norma Diver AFIRES CENTURIAN – Quarry Hill Farm CALLING CARD – Great Bend Ranch FIRE AWAY RJ – Roger J Racey Family Trust ENGAGED – Great Bend Ranch

or Susan L Racey

GLITTERATI – Great Bend Ranch

BARACUDA SF – Dawn or Peter Gallo-Scarpelli

EA YANKEE DOODLE – Kristine Hilton

JKF MACGREGOR+/ – Nicci Reeder-Waldschmidt

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National Champion CK DAN A L B

NEW

No1

IELS

NATIONAL CHAMPION ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH JIM STACHOWSKI IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay STANDING AT: STACHOWSKI FARM, INC.

OWNED BY:

BRYAN & JOANNE GROSSMAN

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Unanimous National Champion cp

Shenanigan

Sired by Anza Padron Standing at Stachowski Farm

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH JIM STACHOWSKI Anza Padron x CP Dance Card OWNED BY: 24 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

KATHERINE KIRBY • SIOUX FALLS, SD


Unanimous National Champion

Lady Ava Isabela

HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH JIM STACHOWSKI Baske Afire x Captivating Style OWNED BY:

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cfJimmy Neutron National Champion

HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH JIM STACHOWSKI Baske Afire x She's A Mystery

Congratulations to new owner: Katie Burr

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National Champion

Nobles Angel

ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY WITH KATHERINE KIRBY Top Ten Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 • Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Sharon Blendinger IXL Noble Express x Afires Expose OWNED BY: KATHERINE KIRBY • SIOUX FALLS, SD NOV EMBER 2010 | 27


National Reserve Champions

Bugzy Malone Majesteit x Luv Potion

HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 18-39 WITH MARK SCHOUTEN HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE WITH JIM STACHOWSKI OWNED BY: MARK & JENNIFER SCHOUTEN CAVE CREEK, AZ

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Rock Solid Promotion x Stage Fright

HALF-ARABIAN PLEASURE DRIVING AAOTD NATIONAL TOP TEN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 18-39 WITH JENNIFER HALVERSON OWNED BY: DEBORAH & JENNIFER HALVERSON SAN DIEGO, CA

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Brilliant performers are our mark of excellence. STACHOWSKI FARM, INC. • MANTUA, OH & SCOTTSDALE, AZ • 330-274-2404 • WWW.STACHOWSKI.COM

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Sales Offerings

Purebreds ENGLISH

INDEPENDENCE DAY HS (Afire Bey V x Noble Fashion) 2003 bay gelding. Fancy

English pleasure horse—suitable for the amateur rider. Region 13 and 14 top five English pleasure JOTR. SOMMELIER (Baske Afire x CL Bay Love) 2003 bay stallion. 2010 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure AAOTR. 2009 Youth National Champion English Pleasure JOTR and Reserve Champion JTR. Not only is he winning in the show ring, he also has outstanding foals on the ground.

COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE ROXBURY (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance) 1999 bay gelding. 2008 U.S. National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving and 2007 U.S. National Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure AOTR. Great mind and suitable for any rider. Could be a national champion in equitation.

INDEPENDENCE DAY HS SOMMELIER

DA BOMBAY SAFIRE (Triften+/ x FM Tanzanite) 2006 grey gelding. Is suitable for the

junior or adult amateur rider. WINDABRAE (Afire Bey V x Clasix Melody+) 1999 bay gelding. Three-time national

champion country English pleasure horse in youth division. Record speaks for itself. This is an excellent horse for the youth or amateur rider. QH TALLULAH (Hey Hallelujah++// x Especialley) 2004 grey mare. Top level country pleasure mare. Champion at Buckeye 2009 and 2010. Well bred, big, beautiful mare. Dam is full-sister to national champion mare halter and English pleasure Ericca. Great addition as a broodmare.

ROXBURY

AFIRES CENTURIAN (Afire Bey V x Miss Cindy O) 2004 bay gelding. 2010 U.S. National

Top Ten Country English Pleasure 55 & Over. Suited for the adult or junior amateur rider. MD MAXIMUS (Baske Afire x Bint Bokara) 2006 bay gelding. Stylish country English

WINDABRAE

pleasure horse. Very well trained and would be good for the adult or junior amateur rider. PARTY ON WF (Baske Afire x Aparty Girl+) 2005 bay gelding. Started under saddle 90

days. Big, high necked gelding. Will make a super country horse. HUNTER PHASES AND STAGES (IXL Noble Express+ x Destiny P) 2005 grey gelding. Big, fancy

moving hunter. Champion at his first show. Very handsome with lots of quality for open or amateur competion. HOT DIGGITY BEY (Bey Ovation x Simply Irisitibl) 2003 chestnut gelding. National champion hunter pleasure gelding. The best of the best! Beautiful chestnut with flaxen mane and tail. Outstanding mover. Ready to win again.

QH TALLULAH

BONNEVILLE EXPRESS V (IXL Noble Express+ x Balquenette V) 2003 bay gelding. Fancy moving show hack/hunter horse. Quiet and well mannered. Suitable for open or amateur divisions.

HOT DIGGITY BEY

Half-Arabians ENGLISH SF STICKER SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x She’s Real Bad) 2006 chestnut mare. 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity. 2010 Region 13 Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse. Phenominal amateur horse. ROCK SOLID (Promotion x Stage Fright) 1995 bay gelding. 2010 U.S. National Reserve

Champion Pleasure Driving. Many national top tens. Region 14 champion pleasure driving AOTD and English pleasure AOTR. Youth, adult amateur or open. GOOMBAY SMASH (AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot ‘Em) 2002 bay gelding. 2010 U.S. National Top Ten H/A Park Horse. 2010 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure and 2009 Region 14 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Park Open and AOTR. This horse will be a national winner in the amateur park division.

SF STICKER SHOC

BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion) 2004 bay gelding. 2010 U.S. National Reserve

Champion English Pleasure Open and Amateur. This horse can go both amateur and open as the record shows. National caliber English pleasure horse. Destined to be a real star.

ROCK SOLID

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Sales Offerings SA REIGN OF FIRE (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo) 2006 bay gelding. Full brother to

multi-national winner SA Rapid Fire and following in his brother’s footsteps. DC ONE MAN SHOW (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous) 2005 bay gelding. Just

started under saddle. National quality English pleasure for the amateur rider. LICENSE TO THRILL PF (Baske Afire x Callaway’s Marguerite) 2006 bay mare. High trotting English pleasure horse that will be ready to show in Scottsdale.

GOOMBAY SMASH

HORNS AND HALOS PF (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet) 2007 chestnut mare. Elegant

English prospect. This mare has the quality and beauty to be a national winner. Just started under saddle. HOT AIR (Baske Afire x Rita) 2007 bay gelding. National quality Junior English pleasure horse. SF NITRO SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue) 2007 bay gelding. Just started under saddle and has the trot and elegance to be a national winner.

BUGZY MALONE

ROCK ON BA (Promotion x Stage Fright) 1996 bay gelding. Great country horse for the beginner rider. Very safe and reliable. Would make a great walk/trot mount or equitation horse. MODERN ENGLISH LN (IXL Noble Express x Quali Phi Time) 2005 chestnut gelding. 16.3 hand gelding started under saddle. A national English horse for the amateur or open division. POISED (Majesteit x Pro Pose) 2005 bay mare. Sporty mare with lots of attitude! Great

mind and loves to show. Will be ready in spring. Well suited for amateur.

FIRE AWAY RJ

PRINCE JAMES SF (Baske Afire x Captivating Style) 2006 bay gelding. Full brother

to national champion Lady Ava Isabela. Started under saddle and showing just as much potential as his sister! PANTS ON FIRE (Baske Afire x Ring Girl) 2006 bay gelding. Big handsome gelding just

started under saddle. Will be a top level horse. Great prospect for maturities in 2011! COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

ROCK ON BA

FIRE AWAY RJ (Baske Afire x Cara Me Away) 2004 bay gelding. 2010 U.S. National

Top Ten Country Pleasure. 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Country Pleasure Junior Horse. 2010 Region 13 Champion Open. Outstanding amateur horse. MACHINE GUN FIRE PF (Baske Afire x Lady Machine) 2007 bay gelding. Well balanced country English pleasure horse. Just started. Is national quality in the open division. Easy to train. JJ SPECIAL EDITION (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy) 2005 chestnut gelding. Pretty

with tons of quality. Broke to ride and drive. Great amateur horse. BARACUDA SF (Baske Afire x Diana O’Lee) 2004 bay gelding. Beautiful country

BARACUDA SF

English pleasure gelding. Top Ten at 2010 U.S. Nationals in country driving. KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy) 2007 chestnut gelding. Broke to ride – showing outstanding potential for the English/country division. FS NOBLE DANCER (IXL Noble Express+ x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer) 2005 bay mare.

Nice moving, good minded mare. Will make a nice show hack/country horse for an amateur/junior rider or equitation. MOUNTED NATIVE COSTUME WTC SHOW ME MANHATTAN (DBA Excitation x Manhatta Hari) 2002 bay gelding.

2010 Region 13 Champion Mounted Native Costume and 2008 U.S. National Champion Mounted Native Costume. Also a winner in country pleasure driving and country English pleasure.

WTC SHOW ME MANHATTAN

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Nine National Championships Six National Reserve Championships 2 2 N a t i o n a l To p Te n s w w w. k i e s n e r t r a i n i n g . c o m


Fact: The only Arabian in the history of the breed with three consecutive U.S. National Unanimous Championships in Open English Pleasure! Heirielle

ATTITUDE & APTITUDE Fact: 100% of the horses shown sired by Afires Heir were Top Ten or better at this year’s U.S. Nationals! Fact: 1/3 of the Top Ten in this year’s PB English Pleasure Futurity were sired by Afires Heir including the Reserve National Champion Heirielle!

Elle Heir

Pictured top to bottom: Heirielle (Afires Heir x Shes The Ritz) U.S. National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity Proudly owned by Starline Arabians Elle Heir (Afires Heir x AF Ellenai) U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity Proudly owned by Martha Scott Knight Extraordin Heir (Afires Heir x Gwyneth D) U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity Proudly owned by Jeffrey Beane

Extraordin Heir

BL Heir Supreme (Afires Heir x Harghaza) U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Jr. Horse Proudly owned by Trisha & Olivia Phelan

Afire Bey V x Brassmis by Brass AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire AEPA Enrolled Sire • SCID Clear For breeding information contact Kiesner Training at 865.984.5245 Proudly owned by Bill & Shirley Reilich 32 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

BL Heir Supreme


In his entire five year career, Afires Heir has been first on every judges' card. Thank you to every judge who has honored him on their card as a champion.

2007 U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE JR. HORSE 2008 U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE 2009 U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE 2010 U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE NOV EMBER 2010 | 33


Afire Bey V x Ritida

U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH JOEL KIESNER

Afires Heir x Shes The Ritz

U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH JOEL KIESNER

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U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION H/A PARK & ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER WITH LORI LAWRENCE Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot Proudly owned by Starline Arabians

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2010 U.S. National Champion Informal Combination with Joel Kiesner 2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion AAOTR 40 & Over with Lori Lawrence

8x

National Champion Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold Proudly owned by Starline Arabians +/

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15x

National Champion & Reserve U.S. National Champion Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Alexa Cohn Afire Bey V x Just Alluring Proudly owned by I Ask, LLC

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2010 U.S. National Champion Country English Pleasure 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure with Ashton Kiesner

ROL

Afire Bey V x Singularcylection Proudly owned by Nancy Brand

For Your Consideration

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6x

National Champion

DSF U.S. National Unanimous Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Kim Shackelford U.S. National Unanimous Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Open with Joel Kiesner Millennium LOA x Byzance Proudly owned by Don & Kimberly Shackelford NOV EMBER 2010 | 39


2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Pleasure Driving with Joel Kiesner U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Mallory Mahan

3x

U.S. National Reserve Champion IXL Noble Express x Colorado Sage Proudly owned by Karen Mahan

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8x

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U.S. National Unanimous Champion Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Sandra Lasater U.S. National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD with Sandra Lasater Afire Bey V x Mahalin Proudly owned by Sandra Lasater

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U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 18-39 WITH LARA AMES

2010 Ohio Buckeye Champion English Pleasure Open Ohio Buckeye Reserve Champion English Pleasure AOTR 18-39 Canadian National Reserve Champion English Pleasure Open Canadian National Reserve Champion English Pleasure AOTR 18-39 IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire Proudly owned by Cedar Ridge Farm www.cedar-ridge.com (952) 492-6590

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“Thank you Joel, Ashton and everyone at Team Kiesner for making this possible. It is truly a team effort and without all of you, none of these wins would be possible. It was truly a great ride.” ~ Love, Lara and Noble.

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U.S. National Top Ten Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Amy Williams

2010 Region 12 Reserve Champion Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold Proudly owned by Bill & Nancy Blankenship

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Only In Veghaz

PUREBRED GELDINGS ONLY IN VEGHAZ - 2004 Grey (A Temptation x Las Veghaz) A winner in English pleasure, junior horse and amatuer, this gelding has all the “push” of his *El Ghazi dam line, with the “pretty” and great mind of his sire line. HIGH SPEED CONNECTION - 2005 Bay (Hucks Connection V x Megha Hearrts) This is a Country English Jr. Horse with the flashy look and the mind to win. He looks just like his National Champion sire and is already a winner under saddle. 2010 Scottsdale Top Ten CEP Jr. Horse, Buckeye Top Eight and Top Five at Region 14. He is a consistent winner! KD EXPRESSION HEIR - 2006 Bay (IXL Noble Express x Eliza LA) 2009 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Futurity. He has great talent! He is in a full bridle and has the greatest mind. A classy horse! 2010 Scottsdale Champion Signature Futurity. A proven winner and ready to win in open and AOTR.

High Speed Connection

AMERISTAR NA - 1999 Bay (Naibara Justice x Naibara Sugaree) 2010 Region 14 Reserve Champion Walk Trot 10 & Under Equitation & Top Five Walk Trot 10 and Under Pleasure. 2009 Youth National Top Ten PB Equitation 13 and Under. Multiple Region 9 Championships in 13 and Under Pleasure and Equitation. GUNS AFIRE+/ - 2002 Chestnut (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold) Multi-National Champion in both Open and Amatuer English Pleasure divisions, Guns Afire is a blast! Park, Pleasure Driving, Informal Combination. This horse can do it all. Tons of presence and quality. AFIRES GUNS NROSES - 2007 Bay (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold) Full brother to Multi-National Champion Guns Afire+/. Big and Beautiful Bay gelding with 4-whites, crazy long upright neck, amazing prospect. He will be a National Champion like all his siblings! High quality young English horse. ROL FIRECRACKER - 2001 Bay (Afire Bey V x Singularcylection) 2010 National Champion County Pleasure Open and two National Reserve Championships in both Open and AAOTR 55 & Over. This elegant horse can do it all and is a gentleman in the ring. Perfect for an open, amateur or youth rider.

KD Expression Heir

PUREBRED MARES ARIA AVIVA - 2007 Bay (Baske Afire x Las Veghaz, by *El Ghazi) This 3-year-old is beautiful. She has that curvy neck and motion we all look for. Very exciting prospect. ARIA ENDLESS SUMMER - 2007 Bay (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire) Full sister to Cedar Ridge’s Multi-National Champion, A Noble Cause. A very cool horse who looks to be an awesome AOTR English and Park horse. EARTHA KITT - 1995 Bay (El Mundo x Windborne Winsong) By an El Mudir son out of a Bask daughter who is out of a Bajram daughter. Well bred and bringing some really great bloodlines into your breeding program. PUREBRED STALLIONS

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BRAVE AND NOBLE- 2004 Bay Stallion (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V) 2008 AEPA $100,000.00 Scottsdale Futurity English Winner, 2009 Buckeye Reserve Champion PB Jr. English, 2010 Youth National Champion PB Country EnglishJTR 14-17. Brave and Noble is a beautiful high quality English Stallion. He has the perfect manners for country or can be your Open English horse. SHAKEN NOTSTIRRED - 2001 Bay (Afire Bey V x Miss Wisdom) Pedigree and talent, this stallion is out of a Wisdom daughter. Scottsdale Champion English Pleasure Jr. Horse. He is beautiful and a big mover who will win for the Open or AOTR English/Park rider. Quality horse. HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS LUDICRIS - 2007 H/A Bay (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy) This 3-year-old will “WOW” you! You have to see him. He is halter beautiful and so, so cool! High quality English horse with a neck like a giraffe!

Brave And Noble

SIEREUSLY HOT WH - 2005 H/A Bay (Baske Afire x Siere Usi) 2010 US National Top Ten H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse. This is a big young english horse that has a bright future of fun and show ring wins. Ready to win in the open, AOTR or JOTR divisions. He would be a fun park horse too! HALF-ARABIAN MARES SSAPHIRA - 2006 H/A Chestnut (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo) This young mare is really fun. Full sister to Multi-National Champion SA Rapid Fire. Extremely upright and statuesque with a robust, 4-corner trot.

Shaken NotStirred

www.kiesnertraining.com Joel Kiesner 865.556.0413 Ashton Kiesner 865.556.0412

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JOEL & ASHTON THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING YEAR. WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR OUR HORSES AND US.

LOVE, TEAM KIESNER Lara Ames The Atwoods Candace Avery Jessica Anderson & Family The Blankenship Family Nancy Brand Amy & Alexa Cohn The Cosgroves Lisa Giovanniello & Family Joe Kinnarney The Knights Sandra & Ralph Lasater

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Carey, Lori & Nicole Lawrence Karen & Mallory Mahan Erica & Brian McCaslin Chris & Karen McLamb Ashleigh & Cyndi Meinke Elizabeth O’Briant The Raymonds Bill & Shirley Reilich Don & Kim Shackelford The Sneath Family Nathaniel, Lacy & Julia Turner Gale Waldon Denise & Louis Wright


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2006 Reserve National Champion Futurity Filly 2010 Top Ten Senior Mare

Suzanna

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Versace x Fortune In Gold

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Adrianna Da Vinci FM x Solannaa

Heartland Arabians would like to thank the entire team at Mike Neal Arabian Center for a wonderful show. Watch for Mike, Suzanna MPA and the debut of HLA Adrianna in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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AMES ADMIRAL (Hucklebey Berry x MC Jakita) Owned and shown by Toni Dolby U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Offered for sale CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay) Owned by Cheryl Wright U.S. National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Shown by Elizabeth Moore U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Shown by Tom Moore Offered for sale

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CRF INTOXICATING (Matoi x Glamorize) Owned by Cedar Ridge Farm U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Shown by Lara Ames Offered for sale

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ELLE YES (Baske Afire x Showtime's Daddy's Girl) Owned by Tom & Elizabeth Moore U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Shown by Elizabeth Moore Offered for sale MISS MAXIMUS (HH Maxemus x She Dun Slid) Owned by Dick Ames U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Shown by Brian Welman RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabaska) Owned by the Cedar Ridge Farm U.S. Unanimous National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Shown by Lara Ames

CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family ~ Jordan, MN ~ 952-492-6590 Trainers: Eric Krichten ~ John Golladay ~ Leah Beth Boyd A special thank you to caretakers: Christine Boner, Richard Tirado & Jesus Hernandez

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SHF ENCORE (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay) Owned by the Encore Select Group LLC U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Shown by Tom Moore TOP BRASS CRF (Brass x Ferachask) Owned by Cedar Ridge Farm U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Shown by Dick Ames

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UNANIMOUS U.S. NAT IONAL CHAMPION ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGL ISH P L EASURE AAO TR MATURITY WIT H L ARA AMES

Since a child, it has been a dream of mine to show a horse—a horse that is truly close to my heart—to a National

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Championship. That horse is RJ Ames, who is by our foundation sire, Brass, and out of my all-time favorite mare, Toi Jabaska. I would like to give a special thanks to Eric Krichten for doing such a wonderful job of starting and training him. Eric, I know that you put a lot into this, and I want you to know that it means a lot. I would also like to give special thanks to his caretaker Richard, all of the staff at Cedar Ridge, the veterinarians, and the farriers that have cared for him this year. Also, a very heartfelt thank you to my parents for continuing to support my dream. Without you, none of this would be possible. I know this win meant a lot to you as well, as “RJ” is such a big part of our breeding program. I can hardly wait to watch Dad drive him in 2011. Thanks again and with all of my love, Lara

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John Golladay and Leah Beth Boyd ... they join Eric Krichten as Cedar Ridge trainers.

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John is a second generation horseman who grew up on a farm surrounded by horses and horse training. He learned early on from his father, Scott Golladay, and from close family friend, John White. Before coming to Cedar Ridge, John worked as an assistant trainer to Joel Kiesner for close to four years.

Leah Beth has had a passion for Arabian horses since she was 7 years old. After enjoying a very successful youth and adult amateur show career, she decided to make training and marketing horses her profession. Before coming to Cedar Ridge, Leah Beth developed and operated Starlight Videos and Marketing, and prior to that was an assistant trainer at ChriShan Park.

CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family ~ Jordan, MN ~ 952-492-6590 Trainers: Eric Krichten ~ John Golladay ~ Leah Beth Boyd

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2010 010 U.S. NATION NATIONAL NAL CHAMPION ARABIAN WESTERN PLE PLEASUR PLEASURE WITH WITH STANLEY STANLEY WHITE WHITE JR. JR.

LATIGO V X MCA CYPRESS

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Thank you, Joel Gangi, for all your expertise and support. 2008 U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY

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Another Year Of Celebrating Arabian Horses by Colleen Scott


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By now, the ribbons have all been hung, the show clothes dry-cleaned, and the trophies already need dusting. But the memories of another U.S. Nationals in Tulsa, Okla., are still fresh in everyone’s minds. There are some reliving sweet victories, some reliving moments they wish could be changed, and some already working on next year’s strategy. Regardless, there is the commonality of love for the Arabian horse, the desire to compete, and in many cases, the willingness to give up other interests in pursuit of the dream of wearing roses at U.S. Nationals. From October 22 to 30, thousands of Arabian horse enthusiasts descended on Expo Square in Tulsa for the 44th Annual U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show. Over the nine-day period, 1,655 Arabian and Half-Arabians were shown in 134 different divisions, including reining, cutting, working cow, trail, mounted native costume, pleasure driving, show hack, in-hand, side saddle, park, English, hunter and western pleasure. One of the many improvements instituted by the U.S. Nationals Show Commission this year was the addition of more work arenas. According to Show Commission Chair Bill Hughes, exhibitors had access to 13 work areas, plus the Pavilion, until midweek. “I think everyone was happy with the amount of available work space,” he says. “Overall, I thought it was a very positive show.”

Fellow Show Commission member Glen True concurs. “I think everything went really well this year and people appreciated the changes that were made.” Commission members also reconfigured some of the barns and provided improved footing in many areas. The Ford Arena walls were changed, and other improvements included a new catering company in the Patron’s Lounge. For exhibitors, trainers and spectators, the new Wednesday night reception was a popular addition. “Some of the feedback we’ve received over the years is that people don’t have a chance to visit,” says Hughes. “So, we rearranged the schedule to allow Wednesday night for socializing.” Food, a fashion show and entertainment were all on tap in the commercial exhibit area. It was a break everyone seemed to enjoy. True says they plan to continue with some type of social function at future shows. “I think it was very wellreceived,” he says. “Everyone seemed to have a really good time.” Members are already hard at work on next year’s show, and both True and Hughes anticipate keeping the changes that were made for the 2010 show as well as adding new ones. “We are always open to feedback,” says Hughes.

The 2010 U.S. National Show Commission

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A Word From The Officials The judging panels, as in previous years, had their work cut out for them with competition at a very high level. Adjudicating the halter division were Michael Damianos, Scott Benjamin, Jerzy Zbyszewski, Cory Soltau and Bruce McCrea. To start, show organizers opted to revise the way halter classes were conducted, based on past exhibitors’ comments on the system. While horses were judged individually utilizing the scorecards, scores were not immediately posted and winners were not announced. Instead, they were brought back at the evening sessions for an “in-the-ring” presentation of champion, reserve champion and top ten. This revised procedure seemed to please spectators, as they were able to compare the horses side by side. “I prefer the ‘in-the-ring’ system we used this year,” says Judge Bruce McCrea. “I like to see what we have in the class to size up the quality and depth of the entries. Everything went smoothly, I thought. I would have preferred that a few of the classes actually be judged in ‘prime time,’ and not just the presentation of the winners. Also, I would have preferred that the scores were announced and posted on a large score board after the presentation of each horse for all to see.”

Halter division judges included, left to right: Bruce McCrea, Jerzy Zbyszewski, Michael Damianos, Scott Benjamin, and Cory Soltau.

In the English division, Corky Sutton, Scott Brumfield and Brian Ferguson had the job of adjudicating, with one of their toughest classes, the Arabian English Pleasure Championship, being called following a work-off between Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis) with trainer Joel Kiesner (see more on Afires Heir’s retirement later in this article) and Vegaz (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay) with Chris Wilson aboard. Afires Heir secured his spot in Arabian horse history by claiming his fourth consecutive unanimous U.S. Nationals Championship. Another of their difficult classes to pin was the outstanding and highly-anticipated English Pleasure Junior Horse class. Ultimately, Black Daniels (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay), with James Stachowski aboard, was named U.S. National Champion, and SF Aftershoc (SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance), with Vicki Humphrey in the irons, was U.S. National Reserve Champion. The western division was also highly competitive, and judges Mark Himmel, Larry Lewis and Lisa Skalski had no easy task choosing their winners. “The western horses this year were moving very well,” says Skalski. “The jog was free-moving and cadenced. The horses were unhurried and relaxed, wearing their bridles well. The lope was balanced and forward moving. The horses

English division judges included, left to right: Scott Brumfield, Corky Sutton, and Brian Ferguson.

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were pushing from behind and covering ground. It was refreshing to see Arabian type showing through in the competitors. The faces were beautiful, with animated ears, arched necks and natural tails.” Skalski also had words of praise for the junior horses, and the panel was unanimous in their first-place decisions for both. Josh Quintus rode Caliente Virtuoso (CA Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion) to the title in the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class, and Tommy Garland rode Dancin To Victory (RSD Dark Victory x Talons Pride) to the winner’s circle in the purebred class. “The junior horses were outstanding,” Skalski says. In hunter pleasure and show hack, Lewis McKim, Pam Zimmerman and Lori Conway served as the panel. Conway, who has judged the Nationals several times, says two things stood out for her from this year’s show. “One was having a knowledgeable Judges and Stewards Commissioner on hand throughout the show. It was an asset to the overall show and judging panels. Second, I was most impressed by the consistent depth and high quality of the horses. It was a pleasure to judge class after class of extremely talented and well-ridden horses. Lewis McKim, Pam Zimmerman and I worked very well together as a panel, and we were unanimous in several classes, but often there were many horses capable of being national champion.” Two of the classes in which they made unanimous decisions were the Arabian Hunter Pleasure 36-54 Championship, where Sharon Fant-True captured the roses aboard Awestrucc (Exxclaim x Starstrucc), and the HalfArabian Hunter Pleasure

AAOTR 40 & Over Championship, in which she also was champion aboard VSH Lollipop (Majesteit x DW Emirs Deelite). The handsome gelding was also U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse, with Sally Randle aboard, and U.S. National Reserve Champion in the Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Fant-True. “I was very proud of all the top ten winners and national champions that won in our division,” says Conway. “The breeders and trainers of these great horses are to be commended for a job well done!” The working western panel consisted of Jeff Tracy, Julie Fisher-Addante, Myron Krause, Debra Cooper and Judy Wright, with Bobby Ingersoll and Bronc Willoughby judging cutting.

New Classes Create Another Opportunity New to the 2010 U.S. Nationals was the addition of six select rider classes in hunter, western and country English pleasure for both the purebreds and Half-Arabians. The classes were well-received, with original entries ranging from 17 to 32, the most being in the Arabian Western Pleasure division. (Ultimately, just 27 of those original 32 entries would compete in that class.) Kayli Fortun, who captured the U.S. National Championship in HalfArabian Hunter Pleasure Select, likes the select

Judges for the hunter pleasure and show hack classes included, left to right: Pam Zimmerman, Lewis McKim, and Lori Conway.

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division because it gives amateurs a way to try a new discipline. “This was my first year competing in hunter pleasure,” Fortun says. “I think the select classes are a great way to get people to try different divisions as a test to see if they like them. I do think they encourage more participation, since select is ATR and the U.S. Nationals only offers AOTR instead of AOTR and ATR like Canada does. It gives people a chance to try the division without having to buy a horse.”

“We were not looking for a horse, let alone a stallion, but from the first day, Sshameless and I bonded. I’ll never forget the first time Chris came around the corner at his training barn and caught me in Sshameless’ stall, grooming and talking to him. Chris cautioned me to keep my distance because Sshameless was a stallion and I needed to be careful. I told Chris that Sshameless was gentle, that you just had to look into his eye and see what a gentleman he was.”

Besides the select classes, another addition to the show was the Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian $5,000 Novice Cutting class, won by Greg Mayfield aboard Kisatchie Belle.

Then one day in 2008 Culbreth delivered some bad news. Sshameless was to be sold. “Chris said he knew I’d be heartbroken, but that Sshameless was leaving the barn; his owners were selling him.

Triumphant Return

“Unbeknownst to me, my husband, Jerry, had called Chris and made an offer to purchase Sshameless as a breeding stallion for our small operation. When Jerry told me Sshameless was mine, I was absolutely speechless—an abnormal state for me. Jerry’s favorite part of the story about his Sshameless surprise is that I was speechless for the first time ever because of Sshameless. (It is true, I could not talk for a couple of hours, I was so shocked.)”

In 1995, a stunning grey colt claimed the title of U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Futurity Breeding Colt, captivating one Lisa Shover. “I remember being mesmerized by this beauty and completely captured by his incredible presence,” she says. Little did she know that their futures would intertwine 13 years later. Sshameless went on to enjoy a career in western pleasure, but disappeared from the show scene in 2005. Shover went on to own and ride many different horses, but never forgot about him. As fate would have it, the two would eventually meet. “I met Sshameless when he lived next door to my mares that were in training with Chris Culbreth,” she recalls. “I always share carrots and apples with the horses in the barn, especially those in stalls on the same aisle. I was mesmerized the first time Sshameless’ soulful eye caught mine.

The rapport between Shover and Sshameless was clear to anyone watching either the Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR, where the pair captured the U.S. National Reserve Championship in a field of 27 competitors, or the Stallion Breeding AAOTH class, where they captured yet another U.S. National Reserve Championship. In the halter class, he was a full five years older than the next oldest competitor. “To say Sshameless beat the odds with his return to Nationals, 15

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years after his reserve championship as a 3-year-old colt and packing an amateur to boot, is an understatement,” says Shover. “Sshameless’ story is so much more than ‘against all odds.’ Sshameless did something no other horse has ever accomplished—but that is the amazing temperament, beauty and talent of my incredible, once-ina-lifetime Sshameless.” His user-friendly temperament was on display for the 35 youngsters from the Tulsa area who participated in the T.A.I.L. (Total Arabian Interaction and Learning) program; surrounded by kids, Sshameless stood patiently and allowed them all to pet him. “He loves children and this was the perfect event for us all,” says Shover.

47, those selections really didn’t matter. “I’m convinced I was looking at her through my heart. All I could see was how beautiful she was. It was like the reality of how bad she looked was only in front of the true beauty she really was. I know her ribs were far too visible and her hip bones protruded, and her withers were high and boney, but all I could see was a beautiful chestnut mare with a f laxen mane and tail. She had the most beautiful big brown eyes that told the story of her life to me in just one glance. I would buy her. There was no doubt, never a question in my mind. As my husband walked toward me, I simply turned to him and said, ‘I’m buying this one.’ He asked who she was and said there were still others to look at. That didn’t matter. I knew she was meant to be mine, and somehow I felt that she knew it too.”

Back home, Sshameless is preparing for the Sshameless’ Cowboy Christmas, a party for families who have experienced crisis in their lives. A not-for-profit in Phoenix that Shover has been involved with for years, Homeward Bound creates better lives for women and their children who have fallen on hard times. “Children who have had difficulties in their lives respond to Sshameless, and he responds to them,” she says. “It is magical.”

When the bidding commenced and the young mare approached a price close to the couple’s pre-determined cap, Andi became apprehensive. But she wasn’t backing down, and as fate would have it, other bidders dropped out. The Millards became the owners of 47, whom they would name R Essence Of Fame.

From Lot 47 To The Winner’s Circle

R Essence Of Fame (“Essie”) had not been handled until preparations were made for the sale. Left to her own devices when her mother was sold in a previous dispersal sale, Essie fought for food, water and shelter all of her young life. When taken over by the bank, the herd included stallions, colts, mares and foals, all in various stages of neglect.

In September 2008, when Andi and Mike Millard bought Lot 47 at an Addis Auction conducted on behalf of the Bank of Illinois, little did they know their journey would lead from Bloomington, Ill., to the winner’s circle in Tulsa, Okla. In fact, they weren’t sure Lot 47, as skinny, skittish and weak as she was, would even survive the trailer ride to trainer Mike Neal’s farm in Wisconsin. As Andi recalls, before attending the sale, she, her husband and Neal had identified a few horses of interest based on their catalog descriptions. But when Andi saw

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Because Essie had not been handled and was accustomed to a “survival of the fittest” mentality, helping her acclimate to her new life was something Mike Neal and Andi and Mike Millard knew would take an inordinate amount of time and patience, and there would be no guarantee of success. With time, patience and a lot of tender, loving care from Andi, her husband, Mike Neal, and Katie Beck,


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Essie thrived. Introduced quietly to new things like halters, lead ropes, blankets, and even carrots, she accepted them all. Neal began working with Essie, asking her to stand proud. She easily took to the handling and lessons, all delivered with the utmost respect. In May 2009, Essie made her show ring debut at the NIAHAC Show, winning her class and the championship. She then went to Region 11, where she was named champion mare. She would then journey to Scottsdale in February 2010, placing fourth in a highly competitive group of mares from all over the world. As her story spread, Andi recalls that the outpouring of interest and support was overwhelming. “Back at the show barn, people started to drop by to meet the rescued horse with the name R Essence Of Fame. They all wanted to know her story. She had become so special in so many hearts that day.”

Essie would show again at Region 11, where she was named champion for the second consecutive year. And the team would be faced with a decision: take her to Tulsa or not? “This would be her year,” says Andi. “She was ready. We knew it, and she knew it too. She loved to show. Her beauty is undeniable, and if anyone looks at her beautiful face and into her eyes, they will fall in love too with this Arabian horse.” In Tulsa, Essie first went U.S. National Top Ten with Mike Neal. She then was named U.S. National Reserve Champion in the AAOTH class with Mike Millard. “Everyone from Mike Neal’s training center who was there came running out into the arena,” says Andi. “So many of us had tears running down our faces, and they were all for her—tears for what we all knew she had overcome. A horse never touched, neglected from the time she was a young filly to 3 years of age, and she became a national winner. How proud we are of her to have overcome so much in just two years’ time!”

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A Little Help From His Friends When Josh Quintus found himself in the hospital with nine broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade and a punctured lung on October 1, following a freak accident in which the bosal came off a young horse, the U.S. Nationals was not part of the emergency room doctor’s treatment plan. But you can’t keep a good man down, as they say, and while the accident was inconvenient, a number of friends in the Arabian horse community rallied together to make the U.S. Nationals not only possible, but ultimately, successful. “Jennifer was immediately inundated with phone calls and e-mails from people asking how they could help,” recalls Quintus, who would remain in the hospital for five days as doctors evaluated the threat to his lungs and heart. One of the first to arrive on the scene was friend Jason Krohn, who traveled the nearly three hours to visit the next day. He would return to spend three days at Colonial Wood, working the horses slated to go to U.S. Nationals and hanging out with Josh at the hospital. “If it had happened to me, he would have been there for me,” says Krohn of his willingness to take on some of the work load. When Quintus did come home, he was back in the arena giving lessons as quickly as possible. Besides the help of Krohn, he had assistance from Zac Powell, Braden Training Center and Venture Farms. “It was totally amazing,” he says. “I was floored at the number of good friends and even casual acquaintances who offered to do whatever we needed.” Getting the horses all prepped to show was one hurdle; setting up at the showgrounds and finding catch riders for the open horses was the next. “When we got to Tulsa, Ron Copple had already been there for a day, so he cut Cody loose to help us set up. Mike and Terri Budd were already going to help with the English horses, so they just took on more.”

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Ultimately, between Zac Powell, Jody Strand, Mike Budd, Jason Krohn and a few others, the open horses were all assigned riders except one, Caliente Virtuoso, Robin Porter’s Half-Arabian gelding that Quintus had ridden to the 2009 U.S. National Championship in the Junior Horse class. “A lot of people volunteered to ride Cal,” Quintus says with a chuckle. But he wasn’t giving that one up. At the show, if you didn’t know about his injury, you might not have guessed. Quintus was in the arena giving lessons, on the rail during classes, and not giving any indication he was in discomfort. After “Cal” was named unanimous champion in both the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Porter, it was Quintus’


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While winning with Cal was certainly a highlight of the 2010 U.S. Nationals for Quintus, so too was finding out how many friends he really has in the horse business. “I’m still amazed at all the people who volunteered to help,” he says.

Fundraisers At Show Help Distress Fund The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund (AHDF) was the beneficiary of two fundraising events, one of which culminated at the U.S. Nationals and the other, a firstever event, that was hosted at the show.

turn. There were just a couple of problems. He couldn’t move his left arm or use that arm to get in the saddle. The getting-on problem was solved with some help and a mounting block. The immobility of his left arm was something Quintus knew Cal would have to make up for. “I knew that he was the only horse that I wouldn’t have to work very hard to ride,” he says. “I knew he wouldn’t go left or right, that he would stay straight. He’s just very consistent. And his loping motion was something I felt like I could handle.” Quintus did a test ride on Cal and felt up to the challenge. The pair would go on to be named unanimous U.S. National Champions in the Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class. Quintus is quick to give Cal a lot of the credit. “He is just a freak of nature. He is one of the most incredibly gifted animals I’ve ever sat on.”

Rooker Training Stable culminated their year-long Pick of the Pasture Raffle, in which they had sold raffle tickets for $250, with the winner allowed to choose a foal from the 2009 crop. It was a lucky day for Iron Horse Farm of Canton, Ga. They haven’t chosen from the “Field of Dreams” yet, but anticipate doing so soon. AHDF Board Member Mary Trowbridge says more than $40,000 was raised through the sale of raffle tickets. “Congratulations to Iron Horse Farm,” she says, “and a sincere thank you to everyone who supported the fund by purchasing a ticket, and to the Rookers and Terri Delbridge for all of their efforts on the fund’s behalf.” Becky and Bob Nash, who train with Josh Quintus, organized the Wine Walk on Friday, October 30, to benefit the Fund. “I attended the Arabian Horse Times awards event in Scottsdale,” recalls Becky. (The event featured an auction to benefit the Fund.) “I wanted to do something like it at U.S., not just to raise money, but to bring people together—get them to mingle and get out of their individual barns.” Formerly a communications and marketing professional, Becky had a lot of corporate event experience to draw on. She brainstormed with friends, and got other barns in the aisle off the Ford Truck Arena to agree to co-host

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the event along with Colonial Wood Training Center. To promote it, she recruited Bob to wear a sandwich board around the show grounds. For $30, attendees purchased a commemorative glass to use for sampling the wines along the “walk.” Appetizers, beer and music were also provided. Funds raised through the event totaled approximately $11,500. “I think everyone had a really, really good time,” says Becky. “It was a great opportunity for people to get to know each other, mingle and meet some new people.” She is already at work on plans for next year. Trowbridge, who has been involved with the Fund since its inception, says these types of events help build not only the fund’s coffers, but also a sense of camaraderie in the Arabian horse community. “The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund has been one of the most unifying things in our industry,” she says. “We have donations come in ranging from $5 and $10 to $5,000 and $10,000—but they all come from the same place, the heart and the love of the Arabian breed. “That love of the Arabian breed will keep us all moving forward, focusing on what’s important,” she adds. “If and when one of us gets hurt, we all want to be able to help. The fund provides a means for people to do just that.” In the five years since the fund was started, Trowbridge estimates they’ve given away more than $250,000 in aid, many times to provide for the care of an individual’s horses while he or she recovers from an accident or illness. “When something happens to one of us, we all think, ‘there but for the grace of God go I.’ Having a way to provide help is important and a great unifying force in the Arabian horse community.”

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End Of An English Pleasure Era For some horses, there simply are no words. Such is the case with Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis), who took center stage at the U.S. Nationals for one last time Saturday, October 30. For his many followers and admirers, he didn’t disappoint, putting on a performance that would garner the 8-year-old stallion his fourth consecutive unanimous U.S. National Championship (one as a junior horse and three in the open division) in as many years. Shown in Scottsdale in 2007 and 2008, he was also an unanimous winner there, accomplishing what perhaps no horse in history has ever done: being first on every card at every show. His consecutive unanimous titles in the open English division at the U.S. Nationals is a feat no other horse has ever accomplished. Unanimous U.S. National Champions Afires Heir and Joel Kiesner. For trainer Joel Kiesner, the ride was somewhat bittersweet, given the circumstances. “He has certainly dominated the open English division in a very commanding style,” Kiesner says. “I don’t know that his record could ever be matched. He has certainly earned his place in history. He’s an incredible animal, not just physically, but also mentally.” Kiesner and owners Bill and Shirley Reilich are looking forward to the next phase, one that Kiesner says will have to be interesting. “He is one of the coolest horses I think there has ever been. He’s more than just a national champion English horse. He loves people, loves to be around them, and he needs and deserves an interesting life.” Plans for the stallion’s future clearly include continuing his breeding career. Afires Heir already has 145 registered foals on the ground, the first of which made remarkable

debuts at the U.S. Nationals this year. In the Arabian English Pleasure Futurity, Kiesner rode Heirielle (x Shes the Ritz) to the U.S. National Reserve Championship, while his wife, Ashton, claimed a U.S. National Top Ten aboard Elle Heir (x AF Ellenai). Matthew Siemon also rode Extraordin Heir (x Gweneth D) to a U.S. National Top Ten. In the Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse class, BL Heir Supreme (x Harghaza) claimed a U.S. National Top Ten with Christine Johnson in the irons. Afires Heir fans will have to be satisfied to watch the next generation compete. “I think it is sad for the spectators as well, to not be able to see him compete again,” says Kiesner. “We’re looking forward to the next phase, to seeing his babies.” But whether or not any of them will be able to match their famous sire’s once-in-alifetime show record remains to be seen.

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AHT Celebrates 40 Years Throughout the show, the Arabian Horse Times booth was buzzing with activity, including a Freedman Harness Trunk Show on Wednesday and a April Visel print signing/Yahoo party on Thursday. Friday, October 29, Afires Heir owners Bill and Shirley Reilich hosted a party at the booth, giving away the numbered “clappers” that would be used to cheer on the stallion in the Saturday night English pleasure class. The lucky clapper number entitled to an Afires Heir breeding was drawn following the class, but has yet to come forward. Number 202, are you out there? Saturday, October 30, the Times celebrated 40 years of publication with entertainment, food and drinks. Here’s to another 40 years of U.S. Nationals and Arabian Horse Times!

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This Year’s U.S. Nationals AHT Columnists Report Their Thoughts Three of Arabian Horse Times’ standout panel of columnists were on hand for the 2010 U.S. Nationals in Tulsa. Together, they represent a broad cross-section of experience as owners, breeders, trainers, exhibitors and clinicians in the Arabian show ring. We asked what they thought of the Nationals this year—what’s working best? What still needs help? Everyone enjoyed the show, and they all had recommendations for an even better time next year.

Sheila Varian A Lifetime With Arabians I look at the U.S. Nationals from two points of view: as a spectator and as a horseman. From a spectator’s point of view, the biggest thing that struck me was that our horses are absolutely beautiful in every division. We have done a great job of breeding horses to be tremendously athletic and extremely beautiful, and the trainers’ presentation and training of the horses overall was superb. As a spectator, I really enjoy the Pavilion at the Tulsa showgrounds because of its intimacy. It’s small enough that you can get right down near the horses for both performance and halter. I like the Ford Arena too, but it’s nicer for the morning and afternoon classes. For the evening, when there is a crowd, it’s fun to be in the Pavilion. On the not-so-good side, one of the biggest problems I saw with the show is one that I believe is easily fixed. I always hope that our Friday and Saturday night shows will be made to be real horse shows. Somehow or other, though,

we’ve managed to slow those nights down with seemingly all sorts of other things—20 minutes of an auction, or introducing all the kids from the junior judging contest, etc. And on top of it all, the sound system was not great, so many in the audience couldn’t understand the announcer during those intervals. No question, the auction was worthwhile and the kids are very important and should be introduced, but let’s find a more appropriate time. On Friday and Saturday night, when we have our best crowd of potential horse owners, it should be a vital and exciting horse show. Have the flag bearers gallop in, not walk, and speed up the ribbon presentations by having the photo of the big group of people with the winner taken outside the arena. We need to remember that especially on these two nights, we’re trying to entertain not the Arabian horse owners, but the people who might become Arabian horse owners. Looking at the U.S. Nationals from a horseman’s point of view, one of the good things that I really enjoy is the point system in the halter classes. I was saddened that they didn’t put the points up after each horse, though. Why I’m there—and why many people who are breeding horses, especially the new people who are coming in, are there—is to

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evaluate the breeding stock. Seeing the points right after the horse showed is very, very interesting and helpful. It gives a new guy some education, and that is what many of them come for. We saw the points only later, when they called the champions and reserves, and then only briefly. I understand that the theory is that the classes aren’t “exciting” enough, but as a breeder, I don’t agree, and I see that lately other owners and breeders are beginning to stand up and say, “Yeah, but we like seeing the points.” Before I get off halter, let me just add that this year’s mature stallions were as beautiful a group of stallions as I’ve seen in a long, long time. They were just magnificent. Of course, I personally enjoyed this year’s U.S. Nationals because there were so many horses there sired by stallions and out of mares bred by Varian Arabians (well over 100). As I was running from place to place, I realized that Expo Square is a good place to meet and greet. You’d run into people you didn’t know, or did know and enjoyed saying hello to again. Also on the plus side, Tulsa has some really good restaurants off the showgrounds, and the people of Tulsa seem to be excited to see the horse show.

Bob Battaglia One Man’s Opinion I think everyone who was at Nationals this year would say that the quality of the horses was again superior. The ones showing there are the top of the line. That was very positive. After three years at Tulsa, however, I still don’t think that Expo Square—admitting whatever good points it might have—is a Nationalslevel facility. For want of a better word, it is just not “fancy” enough for the breed’s

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flagship show. That said, I think people have finally realized that at the present time, this is where we are and we need to go forward. What made the difference in 2010, in my opinion and that of others I talked to, is that this year, the show commission tried to do the best job possible with the situation. They were listening to the exhibitors in ways that weren’t apparent in the past, and they made some improvements that were very helpful. They greatly enhanced our ability to work horses by adding rings, moving stabling and adjusting the schedule. The Ford Arena was improved when they rounded the corners and added 10 to 20 feet to the ring. Actions like that showed that within the boundaries of the facility, they were trying to help. I realize that to some extent, the creation of new shows lately may have made AHA more attentive to our needs. The World Cup is a tremendous success, and there are two new shows coming online over the next two years, each with a comprehensive agenda for improving the breed’s future. It is worth repeating here that (at least in the case of the show I am working with, but I’m sure with the others as well) the intention is not to compete with AHA. We all want to improve the future of the Arabian breed. But if a side effect of people being proactive is that AHA pays closer attention to horsemen and exhibitors, that too is positive. We’re all in this together. At the U.S. Nationals this year, I was very happy to see the in-ring judging for the breeding horses. To be able to compare the horses to each other was a learning process in itself. It was, however, disappointing that we did not see individual scores posted, as we did in the past when the horses were being judged, or directly after. This is a learning process and new


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people can get involved and become better educated about conformation and breeding. You can’t expect new people to get involved with the breed if no one is educating them as to the standard. Also this year, we saw a new feature that to me was an unqualified success. There was a Wine Walk for the benefit of the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, and it was probably one of the best things to happen at Nationals in 10 years. It was simple; in the main aisle of one of the barns, wine stations were set up and hors d’oeuvres were served. Yes, money was raised for a very worthwhile cause, but the greatest thing was that it brought together everyone from the horse show. You couldn’t miss the camaraderie of all those Arabian horse people. That was to me the single most uplifting thing that I have seen in years.

Tommy Garland Knowing Your Horse I know a lot of people don’t like Tulsa, but to me, there were a lot of positives about the Expo Square showgrounds. For one thing, if it rains, the drainage is great and the rings are not wet for long. I always had a place to work, and from what I could see, everyone did. The first part of the week, the English horses could use the Pavilion, so until the halter started, they had a place to go all the time. A lot of English classes were held in the Ford Arena as well, which seemed to work out well. The Pavilion also has its good points. I know it is small, but the thing I like about it is that you’re right on the action. You’re standing right on the rail, no more than 15 or 20 feet from the horses when they trot by. As for the crowd, in my opinion, if we all went in a Freedom Hall-sized arena, it would look like there

were only a few people there. At least at this show, for the finals, there is a buzz in the ring. It’s a different feel. On the positive side, I’d like to applaud Stan Morey and the stewards for some of the actions they took in regulating different classes to make sure that things were legal. When the criteria of a division, be it performance or halter, calls for a certain procedure, then that’s how the division should be judged, and things that had gone uncalled in the past were taken care of at Nationals this year. I know Stan gets all the flack from it, but at least he’s trying to make a difference. Otherwise, there were several good things about the show worth mentioning. The Wine party was a great idea; I saw a lot of people enjoying themselves. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting (see AHT, April 2008) was a good idea; it was an exhibition where trainers were invited to shoot, and experienced horses were provided so no one had to bring his or her own. Unfortunately, a lot of trainers didn’t participate, which is too bad because it’s one of the fastest-growing sports in the equine industry. My wife has become interested in it, so we’ve played with it a little, and in doing that I’ve gotten to know a lot of the people who do it and I’ve seen the impact that it is having on the horse business. I think we should consider adding something like that, or barrel racing or one of the other high-action, crowd-pleasing divisions to our Nationals. It draws a totally different genre of people and horses, which would increase our appeal and market potential. At some of the shoots, I’ve seen Arabians and HalfArabians—maybe not to the extent that I see Quarter Horses, but certainly enough to notice—so we already have a presence there. That is something different, and I think for us to survive as an industry, we have to think in terms of new ideas.

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Arabian Senior Stallion 6 & Over Champion EL NABILA B (Kubinec x 218 Elf Layla Walayla), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Geoffrey Teeter.

Arabian Junior Stallion 3–5 Champion EDEN C (Enzo x Silken Sable), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Dona Bellinger.

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Arabian Futurity Colt Champion OFW MAGIC WAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Harold and Darlene Orr.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Champion AAS-ELISHAHH (Eden C x Sempre), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Luciana Fasano.

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion LEGACYS RENOIR (Legacy Of Fame x SC Psavannah), shown by co-owner Ian MacDonald for co-owner Janet De Acevedo.

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Arabian Senior Mare 6 & Over Champion EAGLERIDGE PASSIONATA (Sanadik El Shaklan x River Oak Dimity), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Ajman Stud.

Arabian Junior Mare 3–5 Champion ABHA QALAMS (Alfabia Damascus x Abha Mudira), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.

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Arabian Futurity Filly Champion MISS GIOVANNA (MPA Giovanni x Miss America I), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Duane and Patricia Dieckman.

Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Champion RD MARCIENA (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Luciano Cury.

Arabian Mare AAOTH Champion SHF MISS SCARLET (Gai Monarch x LC Psassafras), shown by owner C. Edward Davidson.

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Arabian Gelding Champion NW SIENSATIONAL (Afire Bey V x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Greg GallĂşn for owners Cindy McGown and Mark Davis.

Arabian Futurity Gelding Champion PSUPERSTITION (Psyncopation x RAS Mirrada), shown by Mike Neal for owner ACL Partnership.

Arabian Gelding AAOTH Champion FOR THE RECORD KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), shown by owner Angela Larson.

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Arabian English Pleasure Champion AFIRES HEIR (Afire Bey V x Brassmis), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owners William and Shirley Reilich.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BLACK DANIELS (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay), ridden by James Stachowski for owners Bryan and Joanne Grossman.

Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Champion CP SHENANIGAN (Anza Padron x CP Dance Card), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Katherine Kirby.

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Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion GOTTA WEAR SHADES (Apollopalooza x Matariaelle Girl), ridden by owner Robin Porter.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18- 39 Champion AFIRES REIGN (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Texas Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion GSF TRULEE (Matoi x PWA Tusea), ridden by owner Kimberley Munro.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion ROL FIRECR ACKER (Afire Bey V x Singularcylection), ridden by Ashton Kiesner for owner Nancy Brand.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion O H TOSKAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Tosk Bey), ridden by Jason Krohn for owners Blake Krohn and Nancy Branch.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion BEYBERRY FYRE (Hucklebey Berry x Mahalin), ridden by owner Sandra Lasater.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36–54 Champion CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), ridden by Elizabeth Moore for owner Cheryl Wright.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18–35 Champion SPIRIT AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), ridden by Alexa Cohn for owner I Ask LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion CP WILD CARD (TC Miyake x CP Dance Card), ridden by Jennifer Earles for owners Lauren, Jena and Kirk Aguilera.

Arabian Park Horse Champion MANDALAY BAY (Promotion x Mi Kaborina), ridden by Vicki Humphrey for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

Arabian Park Horse AAOTR Champion MANDALAY BAY (Promotion x Mi Kaborina), ridden by Cathy Vecsey for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

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Arabian Informal Combination Champion NABASKEN AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Nabaaska), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion ROL TR ADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli Berry), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion KJR LEXINGTON (KAR Elfire x Sylkin), ridden by owner Hannah Beall.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion AFIRES VISION (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), driven by Robert Battaglia for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion AFIRES VISION (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), driven by Karen Stull for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion EXXPECTATIONS (A Temptation x EA Candy Girl), driven by Brian Murch for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Champion WC LAREDO (Latigo V x MCA Cypress), ridden by Stanley White Jr. for owner Winding Creek Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion DANCIN TO VICTORY (RSD Dark Victory x Talons Pride), ridden by Thomas Garland for owner Barbara Lynn Hunt.

Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity Champion RESSTITUTION (Besson Carol x Ekkatarina), ridden by Thomas Garland for owner Barbara Lynn Hunt.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion ANTHEM V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Alyce Bey V), ridden by owner Janice Lorick.

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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36–54 Champion SHOWZIM UP (Showkayce x SC Zimpatique), ridden by Holiday Anne Schaldach for owner Schaldach Equine LLC.

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 ONYX A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA), ridden by owner Anne Whitaker.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion DF MAGNIFICO (Magallo AF x CR Ddinna), ridden by owner Kelly Stayton.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion DL PADPAR ADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), ridden by Jennifer Schmitt for owner Kelly Teigen.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion ANDIAMO FA (Enzo x VH Leading Lady), ridden by Brett Becker for owner Mary Dever.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VERSACIANO (Versace x SDA Lady Jabask), ridden by Brett Becker for owner Great Bend Ranch.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion SANTA BR AVO V (Bravado Bey V x Sweet Sanadika V), ridden by Vicki MacFerren for owner BV Arabians LLC.


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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36–54 Champion AWESTRUCC (Exxclaim x Starstrucc), ridden by owner Sharon Fant-True.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18–35 Champion DL PADPAR ADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), ridden by owner Kelly Teigen.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion NOBLES ANGEL (IXL Noble Express x Afires Expose), ridden by owner Katherine Kirby.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion TOTALLY FAME (MD Heir Tofame x Sabers Impression), ridden by owner Barbara Ann Connolly.

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Arabian English Show Hack Champion A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), ridden by Tish Kondas for owners Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion WHISKEY GLOW (Afire Bey V x Remy Cognac), ridden by owner Chelsea Knoop.

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Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion MYTOI BASK W (Matoi x MG Baskari), ridden by owner Jennifer Bate.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AAOTR Champion FLAME ISON (Mi Tosk x Ultra Flame), ridden by Lindsay Williams for owner Kathie Williams.


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Arabian Reining Horse Champion LD TSUNAMI (OH Kornerstone x In Bens Image), ridden by Thiago Sobral for owner Debra Smith.

Arabian Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion NOBLE FANTASY (Vaguely Noble x SH Sharloni), ridden by Nathan Kent for owners Tully and Jacqueline Wiedman.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 40 & Over Champion BLUE WIKING (Wiking x AH Rhapsodyn Blue), ridden by owner Kevin Rosenbaum.

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

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Arabian Western Trail Horse Champion ABIUNCE (Abiento x TL Glory Sunshine), ridden by Lou Roper for owners Whitney and Elaine Richardson.

Arabian Trail Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion SLIDE N STYLE (Black N Style x Marliera), ridden by Lou Roper for owners Joanne and Megan Callan.

Arabian Trail Horse AAOTR Champion AGR ACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), ridden by Nan Walden for owner Rancho Sonado LLC.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Champion VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), ridden by Bob Hart Jr. for owner Katharyn Hart.

Arabian Working Cow Futurity Champion SHEBA NESHAAD (Shah Neshaad x Cafe Le Castana), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owner Christine Trabue.

Arabian Working Cow Horse AAOTR Champion VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), ridden by Audrey Hart for owner Katharyn Hart.

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Arabian Reined Cow Horse Champion TLA KINGS R ANSOM (YA King x Khemos Chari Nite), ridden by Jamie Peters for owners Kari and Karon Petersen.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion ZEE KATS MEOW (Xenophonn x Kat Afari), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho.

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

Arabian Cutting Futurity Champion VALLEJO CYLVER MOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Vallejo Buckle Up), ridden by Keith Deaville for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

Arabian Cutting Non-Pro Champion ZEE WINSTAR (Xenophonn x AJ Winrose), ridden by owner Michelle Chouteau.

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HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type Champion JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), shown by Jerry Schall for owner Michael Bills.

HA/AA Mare Stock/ Hunter Type and Futurity Filly Champion KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream In Color), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Robert L. & Dixie L. North Family Trust.

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HA/AA Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Champion GOSSIP GIRL LA (Versaces Gold x SS Spotlightandroses), shown by Ted Carson for owner Vernon Schryer.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type AAOTH Champion JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), shown by owner Michael Bills.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type AAOTH Champion CC PSYMONIQUE (Psymadre x JA Colorless Fame), shown by owner Linda Robinson.

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HA/AA Gelding Saddle/ Pleasure Type Champion SALVADORE BPA (Afire Bey V x Fe Phi Fo Fum), shown by Rick Love for owner Simone Karol.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/ Hunter Type Champion IMA COOL CAT CB (Majesteit x Catherine X), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Elaine Finney.

HA/AA Futurity Gelding Champion MAGHNUS Z (Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose), shown by Joseph Alberti II for owner Robert Janecki.

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HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Champion AL PATINO CRF (DA Valentino x Alpha Phi), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Linda Lane.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/ Pleasure Type AAOTH Champion SALVADORE BPA (Afire Bey V x Fe Phi Fo Fum), shown by owner Simone Karol.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type AAOTH Champion MAGHNUS Z (Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose), shown by owner Robert Janecki.

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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 Junior Horse Champion LADY AVA ISABELA (Baske Afire x Captivating Style), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Kimberly Jarvis.

HA/AA English Pleasure Futurity Champion CF JIMMY NEUTRON (Baske Afire x She’s A Mystery), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Curtis Piotrowski.

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HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and Park Horse AAOTR Champion POLKAPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot), ridden by Lori Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians 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 Maturity Champion SPARKAFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing), ridden by Amanda Purdin for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owners Don and Kimberly Shackelford.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HCA LYNARD SKYNARD (Baske Afire x Rhapsody By Blue), ridden by Chad Judy for owners Frank and Kriss Lally.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion KREME DELA KREWE (Krewe x Byzance), ridden by owner Kathleen Dauria.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36–54 Champion SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by owner Kimberly Shackelford.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18–35 Champion DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), ridden by owner Ariel Medved.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion BLAZE AFIRE BF (Afire Bey V x Clover Hill’s Blazing), ridden by owner Ashleigh Ferran.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion HOT DIGGITY HHF (Massell x LA Treasure), ridden by Justine Ameye for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

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HA/AA Park Horse Champion PALOOZO (Apollopalooza x Kaunita), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owners Steve and Katie Hull.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Ashley Lauren Toye.

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

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion PAPA RHAZI (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), driven by James Lowe for owner Brie Reiter.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion SHAKEN R ATTLEN ROLLEN (Baske Afire x Baby I’m A Star), driven by owner Lee Ann Flynn.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion ALICIA CA (Allience x Heather’s Holiday), driven by Virginia Godwin for owner Annie Sandler Equine LLC.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion ALL DOLLED UP EA (Hucklebey Berry x Dutch Dolley), driven by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion SHEZA LODED LADY (LBA Lode Star x Aura Spring), ridden by Brett Becker for owners Sally and Jamie Leonardini.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Robin Porter.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Futurity Champion JP CRIMSON COWBOYY (Remington Magnum x Cozy), ridden by Jody Strand for owners Joe and Debbie Frizzell.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18–39 Champion LETS GET LODED (LBA Lode Star x Aura Spring), ridden by Jamie Leonardini Gotelli for owner Sally Leonardini.

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

HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion SPLASH OF FAME (VJ Tamaras Fame x Molly), ridden by Samantha Hilliard for owner Vickey Bowman.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Ashley Lauren Toye.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VSH LOLLIPOP (Majesteit x DW Emirs Deelite), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Sharon Fant-True.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion EMELE RTA (Majesteit x OFW Elyzabeth), ridden by Sally Randle for owner Alexus Mattingly.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion VSH LOLLIPOP (Majesteit x DW Emirs Deelite), ridden by owner Sharon Fant-True.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18–39 Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Lauren Toye.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion FSF DUDLEY (OKW Firecracker x Vanity’s Summer Bouque), ridden by owner Jessica Lampe.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion HS TRIFTENS TRINKET (Triften x Amidsummernightsdream), ridden by Kayli Fortun for owner High Star Farms LLC.

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HA/AA English Show Hack Champion KOHLMINER (RA Hot Every Nite x Orriya), ridden by Todd Ehret for owner Debra Smith.

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

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion ALASTING INPRESSION (Infenitee x Presumed Innocent), ridden by owner Michelle Barrett.

HA/AA Reining Horse Champion MV ITS ABOUT TIME (Black Jack Olena x Sage Hill Karla), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Mary Jo Henry.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Champion HH CHARMED N COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by owner Kim Niven.

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HA/AA Trail Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion SH DOCS BUCKAROO (Bardon Docs Mocha x KDAR Holliwanna), ridden by Lou Roper for owners Joanne and Megan Callan.

HA/AA Trail Horse AAOTR Champion IRISH BUG-A-BOO (Flamenco Bey V x Irish Precious Rose), ridden by owner Tracy Dowson.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Ten), ridden by Bob Hart Jr. for owner Vallejo III, Inc.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Futurity Champion ULTIMATE INVESTMENT (Invest In Rodeo x HM Ishara), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owners Carol Leblanc and Wendy Leblanc-Nogler.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse AOTR Champion KK CHICS PATRIOT (Cadolena x K-Futuras Ten), ridden by Audrey Hart for owner Vallejo III, Inc.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Champion WILL HE BOOGY (Faantastiko x Sterlings Gold Lace), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Robyn Meyer.

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HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion TR SKID MARK (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip), ridden by Tyson Randle for owner KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), ridden by Abby Jensen for owner Jensen Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Cutting Open Champion RCC REINMAN (Smart Chic Olena x Impacts Reina), ridden by Donald Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.

HA/AA Cutting Futurity Champion JOHNNY NITRO (Ridin Withthe King x Arizona Wildcat), ridden by Terry Hatfield for owner Susan Hatfield.

HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro Champion JOHNNY NITRO (Ridin Withthe King x Arizona Wildcat), ridden by owner Susan Hatfield.

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U.S. National Champion Park Horse with Vicki Humphrey U.S. National Champion Park Horse AAOTR with Cathy Vecsey

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U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Select AATR with Justine Ameye U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR with Russ Vecsey

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2010 U.S. & Canadian National Champion Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse with Jason Krohn

2006 Stallion Sired by Afire Bey V Out of Tosk Bey Limited Introductory Stud Book Open Standing at The Burkman Centre www.BurkmanCentre.com

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2010 Canadian National Champion & 2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Cheryl Fortun

2010 Canadian National Champion H/A English Pleasure with Cynthia Burkman

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Afire Bey V x Bold Love Proudly owned by Fortun Arabians LLC

2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR with Kayli Fortun

2010 Canadian National Champion Arabian English Show Hack with Cynthia Burkman

Triften x Amidsummernightsdream Proudly Owned by High Star Farm LLC

2010 U.S. & Canadian National Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AATR Select with Kayli Fortun

2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse with Cynthia Burkman

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Recollections, Mostly Fond

We all have different, usually

40Years of Arabian Horse Times

conflicting, recollections (even among AHT staffers, hard though that may be to imagine) of just about every card the space/time continuum slips off the deck, but we know in our hearts that fortune has smiled on us. We have

by Linda White

Arabian horses in our lives! You may prefer Regina over Calgary and raise Crabbet/Egyptian crosses, whereas the guy down the road is arguing Tulsa versus Louisville and is into Polish bloodlines. You probably don’t agree about politics or religion, either, but an unclouded devotion to Arabian horses brings you into the same fold.

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Counting our blessings (instead of traffic citations or sheep) is something else we all have in common. Allan Ehrlick of Campbellville, Ontario, Canada, can tell you the difference Arabians have made in his life. Ehrlick is many things: a former professional hockey player; an Olympic athlete; one of AHA’s all-time leading amateur exhibitors; and the Arabian Horse Times’ foremost liaison and voice of the Canadian National Show Commission. He may sound almost indestructible, but when he sorts through his visions of the past, one experience—a scary one—stands out, reminding us all to take nothing for granted. “My most vivid memory is all-encompassing,” he says, “because I have been fortunate enough to have shown all 22 years that the show has been held in Regina. However, in the winter of 2003, I had undergone cancer treatments, so I was very lucky even to be able to compete. Winning a national championship that year was so very special for me.”

h For others, Arabians simply have provided a fulfilling life and a forum for achievement. Take Charlie Carter, who succeeded Harold Daugherty as trainer/manager at transplanted Chicago tycoon Ed Tweed’s Brusally Ranch in Scottsdale. Carter also managed the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for most of the 1970s through the early 1980s, so everyone knew him. It was he who showed *Orzel (*Pietuszok x Ofirka), his boss’s imported Polish race stallion, to the 1970 Scottsdale Stallion Championship.

Allan Ehrlick, Arabian Horse Times’ foremost liaison and voice of the Canadian National Show Commission.

“*Orzel was one of my all-time favorites,” Carter said in 1995. “In 1970, the year I led him to the Scottsdale Stallion Championship, I also led him to the halter championship at Santa Barbara—and guess who they tied reserve? Khemosabi! *Orzel was the only stallion ever to defeat Khemosabi, who went on, of course, to be a multiple national champion stallion and western pleasure champion, and a record-breaking sire.” Khemosabi (Amerigo x Jurneeka, by Fadjur), of course, has been a great story that transcended the years. He touched many lives as show horse, sire and Arabian icon for every horse-crazy kid in North America. His Breyer® Portrait Model was snapped up and enshrined from Cleveland to Cucamonga. Dr. Bert Husband, with his wife, Ruth, bred and owned the horse

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Recollections, Mostly Fond all his life. Or did he own them? They certainly were his publicists and agents, as befitted an American idol. He couldn’t sing, but he Khemosabi danced his way to stardom, and ultimately to immortality. For his family, he was even more than that. Dr. Bert’s nephew, Perry Perkins, was a city kid, but as he grew up, he watched the joy and satisfaction Arabian horses brought the Husbands. Finally, at 31, Perkins could stand it no longer. He got in his car, drove the 15 miles to Burr Betts’ ranch and bought himself a Beyzar gelding to ride. In 1972, the year Khemosabi and his handler, Tom Bason, came out of the national show ring with the U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion trophy, Perkins and the Husbands bought a Santa Ynez, Calif., ranch in partnership for their Arabians. The following year, Khemosabi triumphed as U.S. National Champion Stallion, and in 1976, added the U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure and the Canadian National Championships in both stallion halter and western pleasure.

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Naturally, the dark bay stallion was in demand. “When Dr. Dean Tolbert

wanted to breed Khemosabi to his own *Bask daughter, Baskette, Uncle Bert and Aunt Ruth leased him to Tolbert, who took him to his own farm, Driftwood, in West Virginia,” Perkins remembers. “The Husbands would only lease him, however, on the condition that Tom Bason would go with the horse. Tom and Khemosabi stayed at Tolbert’s for three years.” In July 1974, Perkins bought Khara Mia, a Khemosabi daughter out of Carinosa, the much heralded *Serafix daughter (x *Caliope, by Witraz) the Husbands had gotten from John Rogers, her breeder, in 1963. “Don DeLongpré showed her for me,” Perkins states, “and he and Khara Mia earned U.S. National Top Tens in English pleasure and pleasure driving. “That October I bought Sey Cherie, whose sire, Aseyr, was a *Serafix son. I bred her and Khara Mia to *Bask the next spring. Sey Cherie’s 1976 *Bask colt was born at Lasma Arabians, in Scottsdale, one morning at 4:00 a.m.,” he remembers. “They called me, I raced over, and by the time I got there, Dr. LaCroix had delivered him and Mary Jean LaCroix was pulling a pan of cinnamon rolls out of the oven. After Doc and I got the mare and colt settled, we sat at their kitchen table and had hot cinnamon rolls and coffee.” Perkins named his colt The Chief Justice. It was a name that would soon resound in show rings and later in breeding programs. Perry Perkins mentions that Don DeLongpré, another of this nation’s finest horsemen, was a role model for increasing numbers of trainers and breeders at that time. Probably that began in DeLongpré’s Cal-Poly days, but it gained momentum during his years partnering with Broadway producer Mike Nichols at Nichols-


Above: Don DeLongpré and Mike Nichols. Left: Don DeLongpré aboard Barbary.

DeLongpré Arabians. Nichols owned the halfsiblings *Elkin and *Elkana, the 1972 U.S. National Champion Stallion and U.S. National Champion Mare, both with trainer Jim Taasaas. When DeLongpré told Nichols that he believed a bay 1973 colt named Barbary (Bay El Bey x Balalinka, by *Bask) he had seen at Varian Arabians had unlimited potential, everybody’s stars began to ascend into the loftiest skies. Barbary was the 1979 Canadian National Reserve Champion in Park and National Top Ten Stallion, and won numerous U.S. and Canadian national top tens in the English divisions and stallion halter. As a sire, Barbary had few equals. And that wasn’t all. As trainer horsewoman Martha Murdock recalls, “On the East Coast and after their move to California, Nichols-DeLongpré raised the bar and added a new twist: an apprentice program that would rival any today, 35 years later. There were apprentices from Poland, Sweden and Australia during the time I worked for NDL in Santa Barbara.” Nichols-DeLongpré was a phenomenon; its sales were elegant and memorable, as were the dozens

of NDL champions and national winners that regularly graced the winner’s circle. For many years the farm, located first in Bridgewater, Conn., and then in Santa Ynez, Calif., advertised monthly in Arabian Horse Times. The partnership eventually dissolved, and Don DeLongpré and his longtime partner, noted judge and trainer Richard Petty, have since retired, but the horses of both NicholsDeLongpré and Nichols Arabians are still having an impact on the show scene today.

h Like Murdock, popular Arabian judge Jan Decker remembers an earlier era. Her memories go back to the 1960s, when shows had very few (or no) classes specific to Arabians and HalfArabians. “We exhibited in open western or open English classes in all-breed competitions,” states the lifelong horsewoman. “That is the reason I organized the Indiana Half-Arabian Horse Club—to get shows to include Half-Arabian and Arabian classes. I will never forget the conditions at outdoor shows. They were held in all weather, with temporary snow fencing for ‘show arenas.’ Back then, the footing on automobile or horse racing tracks and football fields was … ah … less than desirable. But I admit that the all-breed show concept allowed horse people to share the experiences of other breeds and disciplines. That is missing in today’s single-breed competitions.”

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Recollections, Mostly Fond As longtime observers point out more and more often these days, many Arabian owners past and present will tell you that they saw their first Arabians at all-breed shows when they were exhibiting some other breed. “I also remember when there was an Arabian stallion around every corner, available at stud,” Decker recalls. “All stallion service was natural, and the mare went to the facility where the stallion was.” There may have been stallions around every corner years ago, but things Jan Decker back then were a lot more natural (read: primitive and inefficient) than what is seen today. Arabian horse people can be grateful for the amazing assortment of scientific and technological advances that now are only a phone call away. In the Arabian horse cosmos, the SCID diagnostic test alone turns night into day. Twenty-five years ago we didn’t have the pharmaceutical quick fixes that we take for granted today. And when we did find something, it was usually illegal, and the USEF’s previous incarnation, the American Horse Shows Association, would swiftly snatch us out of the mainstream and relegate us to r e rn a Suffering the Consequences mode. W Jud y When we think about showing horses 40 years ago, Oregon Arabian owner Judy Barrick was there. “Almost every show was held out-of-doors,” she reflects. “The year I photographed at the Colfax All-Arabian Show, it was class A but it was held outdoors very early in the year, when temperatures were in the high 20s and low 30s. My fingers got

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so numb, I could hardly take pictures. The wind was blowing too, which made it extra cold. You can see manes and tails blowing in most of the photos.” Barrick also photographed the Yakima, Wash., show. “The horses were shown on the racetrack and some other makeshift rings they put together at the Yakima County Fairgrounds. I especially remember taking photos of Fermari, Woody Madsen’s Ferseyn son (x Ga Nissa, by Ga’Zi), at Yakima. Fermari was beautiful, but when Woody, who also owned Ga’Zi, would show Fermari at halter, he had to watch him every minute, because Fermari was full of it!” Madsen, a stalwart of the Pacific Northwest, was also known as Dr. LaCroix’s original partner in the legendary Lasma Arabians. In fact, the “ma” of Lasma stood for Madsen. They had parted ways and both had strong individual breeding programs by the time AHT came on the scene.

h Turning the pages of old magazines, faces and stories leap out with startling familiarity. Alert readers will remember that several years ago the Arabian Horse Times featured an article about a trip Judy Warner had organized for herself and a group of Arabian judges and stewards in which they visited the Salon du Cheval in Paris, the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Germany’s 500-yearold Marbach Stud, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, “Mad King” Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein castle in Bavaria, the Marstall Carriage Museum, and other places of interest. Vivid color photos accompanied the article. That was an early illustration of what is now an accepted norm: buy an Arabian horse and see the world—you have a built-in circle of new friends waiting for you.


Another whose recollections bring the past alive is trainer Ron Palelek of Vantage Point Farm in Vantage, Wash. He is no kid anymore, but he is and always has been a master horseman. Interestingly, when we speak with Palelek, John Rogers and *Serafix are on his mind, too.

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Back to Judy Warner. A licensed USEF judge and steward, she and her husband, Richard, had a *Serafix son they bought from former U.S. District Judge Owen Panner, now 86, of Oregon. Along with the colt, Judge Panner sent the Warners a five-page letter outlining Tirafix’s extensive training. “We bought Tirafix sight unseen, at 3,” Judy Warner recalls fondly. “He was a darling horse, so kind and well-mannered! I hand-bred him myself, and he was so gentle with the mares he bred. We had him for 21 years.” Because *Serafix was such an important element in their breeding program, Richard Warner traveled to Canada and visited the stallion’s illustrious dam, *Serafina, shortly before she died at age 31 in July, 1976. S.G. Bennett had imported the mare, who was foaled at Crabbet Park in 1945, to North America, where she produced most of her 17 foals. Three of her sons, *Serafix, *Silver Drift and *Oran Van Crabbet, played major roles as sires. All three were highly visible during this magazine’s early days, bequeathing their genetic strength and appeal to succeeding generations. *Serafina and her offspring were horses for the ages.

“I went to his funeral,” he says. “John Rogers was one of the most influential Arabian breeders in North America. When we lost him, we lost a lot. I remember going to see him in Seguin, Texas, when he was married to Robbie Kubela.” Let me insert here that Robbie Kubela and her husband, Stanley, were another highprofile couple John Rogers and *Serafix. of yesteryear, best known for their Arabian racing program, one of the earliest and most accomplished in that discipline in the U.S. (They owned, among others, the stallion Kontiki.) The Kubelas and the Rogers’ were longtime friends, and when their respective partners passed away, Robbie and John married—and continued to do what they did best, breed Arabian horses. “John bred Chloette (*Serafix x Chloeyn, by *Raseyn) to El Hilal four times and got four fillies,” Palelek recalls. “He was one of the most amazing men I ever met. He was a geologist; it was when he was in Arabia that he saw his first Arabian horses, in the desert.”

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Recollections, Mostly Fond El Hilal (*Ansata Ibn Halima x *Bint Nefisaa, by Nazeer) was perhaps the most influential stallion to have stood at Vantage Point Farm in the past 40 years. He came to Vantage Point Farm in 1972, stood there the remainder of his life, and was for years the breed’s leading straight Egyptian sire of champions.

re-stable everybody—but I couldn’t find Jora Honey Ku. I went looking for him, and finally found him suspended between three stall panels, hanging off an eight-foot pallet. He was very level-headed, and thank God, he hadn’t panicked and hurt himself. We dismantled the panels and got him down. Even with that incident, he managed to go top ten that year, but he just wasn’t himself the rest of the show. When I brought him to Louisville, I initially hoped he might do better. What a destructive storm that was, but fortunately Arabian horses and Arabian horse people are resilient.”

Palelek is a natural storyteller and teacher with a lifetime of adventures, many of which involve, directly or indirectly, one or more of the Vantage Point stallions. In 1978, the U.S. National Show was held in Louisville, clear across the country, so Palelek decided to fly his national show string to Kentucky. “I went to a commercial airline, Flying Tigers, and found out the cost to fly eight horses to Cincinnati, and then on to Louisville, was $3,200 a head. Warren Fertig, who was my client, told people, ‘This kid has lost his mind!’ but we went ahead with the plan and the horses all arrived safely.

Palelek recalls that his first national champion was the Ga’Zi daughter Llana, Canadian National Champion Mare in 1968. She achieved further notice as the maternal grandam of the stallion Bey Shah (Bay El Bey x Star of Ofir, by *Bask), 1980 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion, top ten in both the U.S. and Canada, and a leading sire of halter champions. Bey Shah was bred by Lester and Jennie Walton of Gresham, Ore., who also bred his second and third dams, and bought his fourth dam, Zimada, in 1947.

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lelek.

“I was an IAHA (AHA predecessor) director at the time. We had enough entries that we would need portable stalls, so to make everything look good, we set up a tent with 80 port-a-stalls in it, along the freeway that runs beside the fairgrounds. We put Jora Honey Ku and the seven others we had brought in that tent. The next day I was sitting at the Executive East, across the street, talking to Owen Panner, when somebody came storming in, yelling, ‘The tent just blew away! A tornado lifted up the tent and blew it across the fairgrounds!’

“I showed four of the Waltons’ five national champions,” says Palelek. “Llana was also a U.S. National Futurity winner and a U.S. National Top Ten Mare. We decided to show her in English pleasure at Nationals, so I spent all summer growing a foot on her. I wanted to ride her at a local show before we tackled Nationals, so I took her to Salem, Ore., and Lester and Jennie were to bring her over. As they unloaded her, I saw that they had cut down her feet! To about three inches long! A whole summer’s work, for nothing! That was my first client-induced heart attack. We went top ten English pleasure anyway, but that was a hard lesson.”

“Everybody ran back over to the show grounds. It was a mess, with stalls everywhere, and 80 horses loose! We rounded them up—it was a bit of a trick to

Palelek recalls that he accompanied several of his U.S. national champions to Paris for the Salon du Cheval. One was 1983 U.S. National Champion

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Mare VP Kahlua, a Jora Honey Ku daughter (out of an El Hilal daughter) he had bred, raised and sold. VP Kahlua earned a World Champion Mare title at the Salon du Cheval. Palelek’s next titled Salon du Cheval entrant was *Simeon Shai (Raadin Royal Star x Simeon Safanad, by Sankt Georg). With Palelek on the lead, *Simeon Shai won the Arabian Triple Crown: the 1991 Scottsdale, U.S. and Canadian National Stallion Championship titles. Well-known for stamping his offspring with his typey good looks, good nature and wonderful work ethic, *Siemon Shai was bred in Australia by Marion Richmond. “*Simeon Shai was the smartest horse I’ve ever been around,” Palelek told us. “He was also amazingly kind. Once, at a showing where a crowd of people was closing in around him, he nudged me with his head. I looked down, and a little 4-year-old girl had grabbed his gaskin! The horse pushed me out of the way so he could see what had hold of his leg. When he saw the child he never moved.”

h Whether it germinates in Seattle or Miami, fine horsemanship is hard to miss. Sarah Vas, a national champion breeder and trainer, knows what it looks like. She paid attention when she earned an undergraduate degree at Ohio University, and did graduate work in equine science and studies at Salem Teikyo University, under Cecile Hetzel Dunn’s expert eye. So, when Vas attended a Tommy Garland seminar earlier this year and was blown away by his knowledge and wonderfully light touch, she also filed away the animals’ trust as they complied with his requests—because they understood what he expected of them. Tommy Garland also writes a monthly column for the Arabian Horse Times, “Knowing Your Horse.”

Other current AHT columnists, appearing regularly or semi-regularly, are Bob Battaglia, Lee Bolles, Heather Smith Thomas, Sheila Varian and myself.

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Kahlua.

As we look through 40 years of past issues, we see the names, photos of, and information about thousands of horses and people who were high profile in their day, and who contributed significantly to today’s Arabian horse world in so many ways. What a shame not to mention them all, but these issues containing a celebration of 40 years of Arabian Horse Times are not the World Book Encyclopedia, where we would have at our disposal 26 weighty volumes, each one printed in what we in the publishing game call mice type, that is, tiny enough to allow that much more information to be crammed onto each page. There will be a final installment, and without resorting to mice type, we will do our utmost to round out this broad-brush retrospective with more colorful recollections, more horses, places, countries, bloodlines, history, benchmarks, ground-breaking events, wins, losses, opinions, and the odd sprinkling of humor (that would be funny-odd, not weird-odd). But then, that is exactly what we try to do every month, with every issue. For 40 years, the Arabian Horse Times, its publishers and staff, have done our utmost to be a reliable and accurate, as well as readable, source of all the news that is fit to print. And some that may be more than any of us cared to know, depending on whom you ask. ■

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Da Vinci FM by Colleen Scott It is a rare occurrence when a horse ignites such inspiration that audience members rush to talk with the owner in hopes of acquiring said horse. This was the case when Sally and Jim Bedeker and Midwest’s David Boggs saw Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) at the 2007 U.S. Nationals. As the handsome bay stallion secured the coveted Reserve Championship title in the Senior Stallion class that year, the Bedekers knew that they wanted to make the stallion a part of their own breeding program. Thus, by the end of December, the Bedekers had acquired the stallion. Since then, he has been embraced by the entire team at Midwest, appearing in farm presentations from Minnesota to Scottsdale and even having his own party at the Region 14 Championship Show. “I could not believe my eyes as I watched Da Vinci’s success in the national arena,” says Boggs. “He was so majestic, powerful, and stood like a light. I was in awe of his almost perfect conformation and beauty. I knew in an instant and prayed that somehow he would come home with us.” Now, Da Vinci FM has become an international superstar; at last year’s Salon Du Cheval in Paris, the Bedekers hosted a cocktail party in his honor to introduce him to European breeders. More than 40 breeding rights were purchased. Boasting a large following of adoring fans from the United States as well, Boggs points out that the stallion has universal appeal. “He is a horse the

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Arabian breed needs today. He has incredible beauty, but he also has balance, structure and athleticism to go along with it. He is a horse that makes the phones ring.” Da Vinci FM’s breeder and owner until the Bedekers purchased him, the revered judge and breeder Cathy Murphy Wright, described the stallion as being ideal for breeders. “Da Vinci FM is a breeder’s dream” she said in a previous Arabian Horse Times article. “He is a top-class show horse, backed up with generations of national winners. He portrays the extreme physical characteristics that allow him to shine in any show ring. Even more important is his ability to reproduce that extreme type, elegance and athletic ability with a dominance that is rarely seen. I am thrilled with the foals we have bred this year. It is the best year ever. The Bedekers and David Boggs have done an exemplary in managing Da Vinci and also allowing him access to many of the greatest mares in the industry today. I believe they are setting a new standard for the future.” Murphy Wright, the Bedekers, and the Midwest team aren’t the only ones under the spell of the magnificent bay stallion. He counts among his many admirers Maureen Horton of Thirteen Oaks Arabians. “In making the selection of the perfect stallion for our beautiful Bey Shah daughter, we looked to Da Vinci FM. I sat next to Cathy Murphy Wright and her father, Don Murphy, at the U.S. Nationals when Da Vinci FM was named U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion. I saw him up


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close and personal while Cathy’s father filled me in on Da Vinci FM’s entire pedigree, which is very impressive. We looked to Da Vinci FM to give us, most particularly, his large, expressive eyes; beautiful ears; and classic head. Our broodmare Da Shahnia is a very correct mare with wonderful attitude and movement, and she presented us with a gorgeous chestnut colt by Da Vinci FM with flaxen mane and tail that has champion written all over him. We immediately bred her back to Da Vinci FM again.” A repeat customer— there is no more ringing endorsement than that.

The stallion’s first foal crop was in 2002 and produced the much celebrated stallion MPA Giovanni, one of the leading sires of western pleasure horses. His progeny have continued living up to expectations, and Boggs looks forward to even more success in the years to come. “We’re very excited about what Da Vinci is producing and will produce when crossed with some of the Magnum Psyche and DA Valentino daughters,” he says. This year’s foals include youngsters out of such well-known mares as Angel Of Marwan, Goddess Of Marwan, DD Crown Jewel and JJ La Estrella.

Internationally renowned Roxann Hart, breeder, another worldshowman renowned and marketer, breeder and the Raymond first person ever Mazzei sums to purchase a up why the breeding to Da stallion exceeds Vinci FM’s sire, expectations. Versace, says “I “Da Vinci FM really like this is a big, elegant horse. There is stallion that a consistency Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar). has physical factor in his attributes that we need in the breed, without giving up offspring that is essential for a breeding stallion. He is type. What is more important, his babies prove throwing a lot of head type, as he should given his pedigree. the point.” With Versace on the top and a lot of beauty on the bottom (like Rohara Samurai and GG Samir), you’re anchoring Like Leonardo Da Vinci’s The Last Supper and Mona type. Most of my market is international, and you must Lisa paintings, described as the most famous and most have pretty heads for today’s international buyer. Da Vinci reproduced paintings of all time, Da Vinci FM and his FM is a cornerstone of type; you can rely on his genotype offspring are laying the foundation to endure the test of for this all-important quality. At Region 14, Rohara clients time, appealing to both Arabian industry insiders and the purchased two beautiful Da Vinci FM foals—a colt out of general public for years to come. ■ DD Crown Jewel and a filly out of a Marwan daughter.”

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LET US PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON YOU AND YOUR BREEDING PROGRAM!

2010 Yearling Filly Champion: $9,017 PA MARANDA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Maggie May V)

Handler: Michelle Watson, Owner: Victoria Arabians LLC

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Handler: Kentley Dean, Owner: Frances Butler The REGION 12 SPOTLIGHT FUTURITY program will be a very useful marketing tool when you’re thinking about selling a foal enrolled in this program. It is much more attractive to potential buyers to have their Arabian horse enrolled in a futurity that will possibly payback more than the Breeders Sweepstakes Program, and the enrollment fee is dramatically less. There are no annual renewal fees for this program.

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2011 SPOTLIGHT FUTURITY PAYOUTS

AUCTION AND FUTURITY

AUCTION YEARLINGS

The end of the year will be here soon and the deadlines are set for in-utero nomination programs. Are you looking for a “reason” why you should breed your mare to a Spotlight Stallion and take the time to nominate her for the Spotlight Futurity Program? As our program continues to build, more money is being paid out.

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$7,206 $3,603 $1,222 $7,206 $3,603 $1,222

FUTURITY YEARLINGS ($35,000 Total) Colts Champion Reserve Champion Remaining Top Ten (each of 8) Placings 11-20 (each of 10) Fillies Champion Reserve Champion Remaining Top Ten (each of 8) Placings 11-20 (each of 10)

$5,776 $2,888 $980 $100 $5,776 $2,888 $980 $100

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2011 PAYOUT FOR 3 & 4-YEAR-OLD PERFORMANCE: $34,239 ($11,413 total per discipline in Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure and English Pleasure) Hunter Pleasure, Western Pleasure and English Pleasure Performance classes will each pay out the following: $3,994 Champion $2,853 Reserve Champion $1,521 each remaining Top Five placings

This program is beneficial not only for large breeding operations, but for individuals as well who want to breed their mare to a Spotlight Stallion and compete at our annual Region 12 Championship Show in Perry, GA. For a one-time, $100 Mare Nomination fee, your foal is enrolled in a program that not only will allow it to participate in payback Halter as a Yearling and 2-Year-Old, but a program that will see them through their years as a Junior Horse. Having a Junior Horse Performance division adds a big dollar class for a young horse to participate in at Region 12, instead of just the one class for 5 & Under, and adds to the possible money they can earn. Breedings purchased during our live Auction opens the door for a yearling to be shown by their Amateur owner and an opportunity to compete for this program’s highest payouts. In these two classes alone, we will be paying out over $41,000.00 in 2011.

DEADLINE FOR STALLION RE-NOMINATION:

NOVEMBER 30, 2010. DEADLINE FOR MARE NOMINATION:

DECMBER 31, 2010.

Total Prize Money in 2011: Over $126,000

CONTACT JANET SEARLS, REGION 12 SPOGHTLIGHT FUTURITY EVENT & MARKETING DIRECTOR AT 757-435-7480 OR E:MAIL AT JANET.SEARLS@THESOURCE2000.COM FOR NOMINATION FORMS AND A COPY OF OUR RULES, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT: W W W

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War in the Lebanon and Syria! During five years of bitter conflict (1831-1836), Mohammed Ali played the role of an Oriental Napoleon, threatening the downfall of Sultan Mahmud II. While the Egyptian army encroached deep into the Taurus Mountains of southwestern Turkey, the flames of war engulfed Damascus, Acre, Jaffa and Tripoli. As the Ottoman Empire unraveled at the seams, the ruthless Egyptian viceroy enjoyed the spectacle from the comfort of his Cairo citadel, as his cold-blooded son Ibrahim Pasha led his battlehardened, conquering army on its orgy of slaughter, rape and pillage.

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IN HISTORY Only one isolated bastion remained invulnerable and secure: Djoun—the mountaintop abode of an old Englishwoman where the wounded, sick and homeless found refuge and beggars received alms. None of Mohammed Ali’s troops dared to cross its threshold. No Druse rebel risked stealing the livestock that grazed in her pastures in the nearby valley. Neither the callous Mohammed Ali nor his murderous son Ibrahim Pasha, who had vanquished the Wahhabis, had the courage to confront or interfere with her. By then she was old, ill and so weak that she could hardly drag herself from her bedroom to her adjacent garden. She was also impoverished and deeply in debt to many of the merchants of Sidon and Beirut. Her bedclothes were tattered and the leaky ceiling of her dingy bedroom was propped up by the rough-cut trunks of poplar trees. Only rarely did her servants catch a glimpse of her through the thick veil of tobacco smoke as she reclined on her unkempt bed, sucking on the amber mouthpiece of her tchibouque (a meter-long Syrian pipe). Who was this strange, haggard old woman who challenged and defied the omnipotent Egyptian viceroy, and defended the name of the Turkish sultan in a region where he had lost his power? Her name was Hester Stanhope, and it is recorded that Mohammed Ali once said, “She has given me more trouble than all the insurgent people of Syria and Palestine.”

The Romanticized Legend Lady Hester Stanhope was an extraordinary woman who became during her own lifetime a nearlegendary personality whose amazing saga left an indelible mark upon the romanticized lore of the Middle East. Like all larger-than-life personalities, Hester’s remarkable character and audacious exploits eventually grew to such an extent that the myths associated with her eclipsed the exceptional woman that she truly was. In only a few short years, she became like a bright beacon in the Lady Hester Stanhope NOV EMBER 2010 | 143


described her as “the most interesting ruin in the Lebanon” and the normally polite Burckhardt referred to her as “that evil woman.”

Young Lady Hester

Chevening, the home of the Stanhopes for 250 years.

darkness, attracting numerous notable European travelers to the old mountaintop monastery that was her center of operations. Lord Byron dined with her in Athens. Alphonse de Lamartine praised her in his celebrated 1838 book Voyage en Orient. Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II gave her carte blanche to travel throughout his territories. Mohammed Ali presented her with a splendid black Arabian stallion, and several other eastern potentates filled her stables with fine desertbred horses. The long list of prominent European and Oriental dignitaries that sought her favors and pandered to her oftencapricious whims was astonishing. Three celebrated desert explorers (the Swiss John Lewis Burckhardt, the Italian “renegade” Giovanni Finatti, and the Arabian horse fanatic, Polish Count Waclaw Rzewuski) each made detours in their itineraries to meet with her at her isolated sanctuary high in the Lebanon Mountains.

Hester Lucy Stanhope was born on March 12, 1776, at the stately manor of Cleveland in Kent. She was the granddaughter of Lord Chatham (Pitt the Elder), the greatest British statesman of the mid-18th century, who was known as “The Great Commoner.” By age 10, Hester was invested by birthright with the title of Lady. Her mother, Lady Hester Pitt, died when her daughter was 4. Therefore, Hester was raised by her father Charles, the Viscount Mahon and 3rd Earl of Stanhope. He was a peculiar man who dedicated most of his energy to scientific research and advocating his dogmatically democratic principles. Sir Charles showed little interest in his three daughters from his first marriage and his three sons from his second, leaving the care of his children almost entirely to governesses and nannies. Although he was a champion of liberty, he ruled his own family like a despot. His stern rules and parental neglect undoubtedly contributed to Hester’s unconventional character, which became evident when she was a child.

Tenacious Character

In young adulthood, Lady Hester stood six feet tall. She was said to be “fiercely independent” and even “cocky.” Supposedly, “she could ride a fiery stallion as skillfully as any officer Indeed, Hester’s reputation as “the most Charles, the 3rd Earl in the king’s cavalry.” Unlike most straightinfluential European in Ottoman-ruled of Stanhope, Syria” had even induced the celebrated Ali Bey Hester's father. laced young ladies of the ruling echelon, she had little time for social gatherings and preferred el Abassi (a.k.a. Domingo Badia y Leblich, the to be in the company of men, most of whom were enigmatic Spanish explorer of Africa and the Middle politicians, diplomats or military officers. East) to write to her while he was on his second hajj to Mecca. In April of 1818, Ali Bey entrusted Hester with the task of resolving the mysterious Although not a classic beauty, Hester had a magnificent figure and always projected a poised, circumstances surrounding his death—only days majestic aura. She had deep blue eyes and a brilliant before he was murdered! mind, and was a scintillating, witty conversationalist. Joan Haslip (who penned her best biography, Lady To be sure, Lady Stanhope also had her fair share Hester Stanhope) described her as being “a blend of of detractors. One French expatriate heartlessly

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IN HISTORY sophistication and simple common sense.” Such rare traits excited many men’s admiration, including her swashbuckling cousin Sir Sidney Smith, “the hero of Acre,” and the famous British dandy George Brummell.

Throughout 1804, every day brought new rumors of a French invasion of Great Britain. One of Hester’s first opportunities to lead and command came when Pitt placed two volunteer coastal defenses regiments under her nominal command. She took the duty seriously and often rode on 20-mile marches, remaining on horseback for hours without complaint. Despite her gender, few disputed that she was better fit to give orders than any seasoned military commander.

In 1796, defying her father’s orders, Hester made her first public appearance at Lord Romney’s review, where all of the officials and courtiers flocked around her, “delighted at her lively sallies, while she ignored Hester Stanhope's uncle, Sir William Pitt. their wives with a magnificent At the age of 28, Hester had her first impertinence.” King George III was romantic infatuation with Levesonso taken by her exceptional intelligence, razor-sharp Grower (Lord Granville), one of the handsome Don wit, and fresh childish laughter that he insisted on Juans of London society. It was Granville’s exceptional her having a place of honor near him at dinner on good looks and mad recklessness, not his brain, that that occasion. In 1802, she furthered her worldly had attracted her. Their romance caused a minor knowledge while on a chaperoned overland journey to scandal, and Pitt did not vacillate in naming him Naples and Venice, and after spending the winter in Ambassador to the Czar’s Court in St. Petersburg to Italy, she returned to England via a long and tedious be rid of him. route through Stuttgart, Germany. William Pitt often correctly surmised that “Hester will never marry because she would never find anyone William Pitt, The Genius as clever as herself.” His niece had no time for such Politician mundane diversions as marriage. She sincerely believed Hester’s maternal uncle was Sir William Pitt (1759that she possessed God-given talents of leadership, 1806), a political genius who had won a seat in and in many ways she most certainly did. Parliament at the age of 21, and was named prime minister at 24 by King George III in 1783. In her famous uncle, her passion for hero-worship found a worthy object of adoration. Exposed to his brilliant political talents, Hester quickly mastered how to grasp and handle the reins of power. She moved into his home and relished her role as the official hostess at Putney (Pitt’s London home) and at Number 10 Downing Street, where continuous entertainments and lavish dinner parties were the order of the day. Hester was one of the best dressed women in London and had her own carriage, with livered footmen, to shuttle her about the city. Because of her intimate fraternity and proximity to Pitt, politicians sought her ear, while princes and ambassadors stood in line begging for an introduction to the niece of England’s foremost statesman. Walmer, Sir William Pitt's home.

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In 1806, as Napoleon’s Grande Armée marched across the plains of Central Europe, Pitt fell ill. Hester soon stopped thinking about Granville. The anxiety over her uncle’s health was what cured her broken heart. She reluctantly left Pitt’s bedside only once, being obliged to attend the Queen’s birthday due to the rigorous etiquette of the times. It was her last public appearance. When Pitt died on January 24, 1806, all of the grandeur and glory at Putney and the sway of influence (both real and supposed) that she had wielded over her uncle at Number 10 Downing Street came to an abrupt end.

watched his commander bleed to death on a rude mattress in a tiny room, James was unaware that his brother Charles had also fallen on the battlefield the same day. With Moore’s death, England had lost the one general Napoleon considered his most worthy adversary. Hester mourned for her lost love long before the news reached her that her older brother had also been struck down. Her friend Colonel Anderson gave Hester the details of Moore’s death and presented her with one of the blood-stained gauntlets he had worn on the battlefield. She treasured the keepsake until her dying day.

General Sir John Moore

Vague Travel Plans

Pitt’s most trusted commander had been General Sir John Moore, who, before Arthur Wellesley (the Duke of Wellington) rose to prominence during the Peninsular Wars, was England’s foremost general. Both of Hester’s brothers served under Moore’s command at Corunna (the English spelling for La Coruna). Charles was a major and James was Moore’s aide-de-camp. General Sir John Moore

After a brief attempt at living a simple life in a small country farmhouse in Wales, Hester grew restless. Following Moore’s death, her prospects of marriage vanished and her wealthy family made no offers of economic support. Under Pitt, Hester had wielded considerable sway, but her meddling in British political affairs had fostered many powerful enemies. When the curtain fell, their bitter resentment ostracized her from the halls of power and high society, which was more than sufficient motivation for her to abandon England. Her plans were both vague and restricted, because by 1810 Napoleon controlled almost all of Europe. She decided upon Sicily, but later opted for the Ottoman Empire.

Before he died, Pitt had secured an annual £1,200 pension for his niece, but the amount was insufficient to maintain Hester’s lavish lifestyle and she began thinking of marriage. Moore filled the void of Hester’s adulation and she genuinely loved him, but her amorous feelings were unrequited. Although Moore’s friendship and affection were sincere, he had made no proposals of marriage before embarking to Spain.

Death At Corunna On January 16, 1809, while Moore was evacuating his army from the Spanish seaport of La Coruna, one of French Field-Marshal Soult’s (1760-1837) cannon balls hit Moore in the left shoulder, fatally wounding him. Moore’s final words to James were, “Stanhope, remember me to your sister.” As he

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Young Dr. Charles Lewis Meryon, who had recently graduated from medical school, had been recommended to Hester as a traveling companion. He was a snob and student of the classics, but the opportunity to visit distant lands, coupled with the many social advantages of traveling with “a woman of position” Hester Stanhope's great induced him to accept the love, Michael Bruce. job. As it turned out, she could not have found a more faithful and loyal friend. Meryon remained at Hester’s insufferable beck and call until August 6, 1838, when he tearfully left her and returned to England to publish her rather tedious unauthorized biography.


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IN HISTORY On February 10, 1810, Hester, her maid, and Dr. Meryon departed from Portsmouth on the frigate Jason. Her brother James, who had been posted at Gibraltar, accompanied them to the British enclave. After she bid James goodbye, fate would dictate that she would never see England or her younger brother again. In 1820, James married a daughter of the Earl of Mansfield, and some years later hanged himself from a tree in the grounds of Ken Wood.

Michael Bruce, The Love Of Hester’s Life At Gibraltar Hester met Michael Bruce, an old acquaintance of James from their Cambridge days. Bruce was fascinated by Hester’s charm and the position that she had held in London society. He was the 22-year-old scion of Craufurd Bruce, a London robber baron who had made a huge fortune with the East India Company. Fourteen years younger than Hester, Michael Bruce was described as having “the same curious effeminate streak … which appealed so strongly to a woman of Lady Hester’s caliber.” Their friendship quickly blossomed into an intimate relationship. According to Haslip, Michael Bruce “was the only man who ever satisfied her as a woman … (and) there is no evidence that she ever had another lover.” While at Gibraltar, Bruce casually suggested himself as Hester’s escort and traveling companion. Much to his surprise, she accepted his gallant offer. Aware that rumors of their love affair would quickly reach Michael’s father, Hester wrote to Craufurd Bruce, expressing her high opinion of his son. The senior Bruce, who cherished the wistful dream that his son was destined to become a great politician, was delighted that he was under the tutelage of Pitt’s niece. For the next four years, Craufurd Bruce footed all the bills as Hester and his son gallivanted around the Orient, visiting Baalbek, Acre, Damietta and nearly every place of consequence (except Petra) between Constantinople and Cairo. Their travels together would end only when Michael Bruce “withered under the strain of pandering to Lady Hester’s megalomania” and returned to England.

Malta And Greece From Gibraltar, Hester and Bruce sailed to Malta, where they stayed for four months. When she needed

a change of scenery, they headed to Greece. In Athens, Hester met Lord Byron, who happened to have attended Cambridge with Bruce. Athens was far too small to accommodate two such colossal Lord Byron egos, and at every opportunity Hester argued with and contradicted the attractive bard. She remarked that she saw “nothing in him but a well-bred man like many others, … and as for poetry—it was easy to write verses, and as for his thoughts, who knows where he got them? Perhaps he had picked up some old book that nobody knew anything about and stole his ideas out of it.” The celebrated poet’s tongue was just as finely-honed: “I saw Lady Hester Stanhope at Athens and do not admire that dangerous thing—a female wit!”

Constantinople Hester and her followers moved on and spent the winter at Therapia, near Constantinople, where she procured firmans (imperial edicts) from the Sultan Mahmud II, which provided her sweeping liberties to travel throughout his far-flung empire. While in Turkey, Hester concocted a dubious plan of traveling to Paris to meet with Napoleon. Her farfetched scheme was “to study his character and then plot to overthrow him.” However, her clandestine encounters with the French ambassador soon became known to 24-year-old Stanford Canning, Britain’s acting ambassador. He diplomatically advised Hester that the British government regarded her proposed rendezvous with Bonaparte as tantamount to high treason. Hester and her party were requested to vacate the Ottoman capital immediately. ■

NEXT MONTH: The further adventures of Lady Hester Stanhope in the 19th century Middle East.

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In Memoriam:

Virginia “Pidge” Wood (1936-2010) by Linda White Virginia “Pidge” Wood was one of those people whose manner, style and zeal for life embed themselves forever in our memories, and in her case, in our hearts. She was born July 9, 1936, to Virginia Belcher Toulmin and Damon de Blois Wack. Her parents were horse people, and an uncle raised and raced Thoroughbreds. She would occasionally share stories of having grown up on the periphery of the intensely competitive horse racing business, and of her early attraction to Thoroughbred racehorses and the world that surrounded them. Nonetheless, despite her exposure to horse racing, she gave her heart to the Arabian breed long ago. Where did she see her first Arabian or hear about the breed? That is anyone’s guess. Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion was first published in 1941, when Wood was 5, so perhaps that was it. Or maybe she saw one in a movie or a parade. She was raised in Connecticut and New York, so her exposure to things cosmopolitan was greater than many other children’s. At that time, Arabian horses were an exotic curiosity, and would remain so until General George Patton returned from World War II’s European front with Arabian and Lipizzaner horses rescued from the Nazis. As national awareness began to heighten, little Virginia’s interest too deepened. She loved to draw, and her subject was always the same: Arabian horses. She may have come from some level of New York society, but she was down-to-earth and great fun, and she treated

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everyone the same, regardless of any socio-economic rung, culture or skin color. She had no pretensions and could be outspoken, but despite her efforts to downplay them, kindness and generosity were two of her most admired personality traits. Pidge Wood (she was rarely addressed as “Virginia”) had an overriding passion for horses. Someone set her on a horse when she was only 3, and she never stopped riding. She did remember falling off a lot, and would laugh about it with her many friends. As she reached adulthood, she was always one to push the envelope. She lived her life to its fullest, every minute she was alive. A graduate of the Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, Conn., and of Bennett College in Millbrook, N.Y. , she married Robert M. Wood of Sheridan, Wyo., and the late Sam J. Campbell of Nashville, Tenn. As a schoolteacher, race-car driver and debutante, Wood tried a little of everything. She rode hunters and jumpers, foxhunted while a teenager, and played polo while in college. Through that sport, she was presented to the Queen of England. At the age of 21, she gave birth to her only child, her daughter Diana, and was a loving, devoted mother—but she maintained her myriad interests in life too. She was an avid skier, cattle rancher and thrill-seeker, and she had considerable success with both Quarter Horses and Arabians. She became a hunting guide during the time she owned a large ranch near Glenwood Springs, Colo.


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She traveled the world and made her home on both coasts. Loving her life and her adventures, she moved on to Colorado and Arizona. In 1986, Wood made a purchase that would literally change her life. When she visited the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at Paradise Park, she was intrigued by all the activity next door. She slipped through a gate in the fence and found herself at Karho Farms. There, she bought her first Arabian horse, the *Nariadni daughter LBA Goodasgold (x Gold, by Barbary). From reworking that first mare’s name, Gold Wood Arabian Farm came into being. In the years that followed, she developed the farm into the home of some of the world’s finest, most successful Arabian show horses. Her astute business sense complemented her lifelong horsewoman’s knowledge and instincts, as she selected or bred prospect after prospect that went on to earn national and international honors.

NV Natasham (Bey Shah x Forteynette, by *Fortel), also a yearling when Wood purchased her, became the 1993 Canadian National and U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly, as well as 1994 and 1996 U.S. National Top Ten Mare. Wood bred Star Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorius Star, by LBA Lode Star) and her dam. Star Of Marwan was 2007 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly. GW Natorious Star was NV Natasham’s 1999 fi lly.

Two other mares, both Half-Arabians, helped fill the Gold Wood trophy room. Madame Musique (Fame VF x Madame Muzul, by *Muzulmanin) was selected by Wood as a weanling. She won the following titles in Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian competition: 1995 U.S. National Reserve Champion and Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Filly; 1996 U.S. and Canadian National Reserve Champion Mare Stock/ In almost 25 years in the Arabian Hunter Type; 1997 Canadian National horse business, Gold Wood Top Ten Mare Stock/ Hunter Type; Arabians accrued coveted national and 1999 Canadian National Reserve championship titles and gained Champion and U.S. National Top Ten international acclaim. National and Mare Stock/Hunter Type. As a sport national reserve championships in the horse under saddle and Half-Arabian/ United States and Canada, national Anglo-Arabian hunter pleasure top ten awards in both countries, and mount, she won or was high up in multiple U.S. or Canadian National the money every time out. Wood sold Futurity Filly Championships took “Pidge” Wood with NV Natasham. Madame Musique in 1997. Scarlett Pidge Wood to the winner’s circle Flame, a three-quarter Saddlebred National Show Horse, many times. Because these special horses meant so much also did her share of winning for Gold Wood. to her, following is a list of the most prominent of her numerous champions and their most significant wins. On October 7, 2010, Virginia “Pidge” Wood passed away peacefully in Scottsdale, where she lived out her last years PS Bey Elation, a Bey Shah daughter, was 1987 U.S. in the midst of the Arabian horse community she so and Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly and loved. She is survived by her daughter, Diana W. Kenyon; 1988 U.S. National Top Ten Mare before being sold and three stepchildren, Sam J. Campbell, Deidra C. Gessner exported to Brazil. and Christopher M. Campbell; grandchildren Kailee A. Kenyon and Lea S. Campbell; and a brother and sister. In Little Liza Fame (Fame VF x Katahza, by Aza Destiny), lieu of flowers, the family requests that friends please send whom Wood bought as a yearling, was 1990 Canadian donations in her name to The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress National Champion and U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Fund, 236 Henry Sanford Rd., Bridgewater, Conn. 06752. Filly, as well as 1991 U.S. National Reserve Champion A celebration of Pidge Wood’s life will be held during the and Canadian National Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Scottsdale All-Arabian Horse Show in February, 2011. Horse. She then produced one of today’s leading sires, She was all about joy, so joyful it will be. ■ Marwan Al Shaqab, for Al Shaqab Farm in Doha, Qatar.

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In Memoriam:

Betty Jane Humphrey (1921-2010) by Linda White

Entelechy, Jordan, These are the facts, as Quinten and Aaron. published in The Atlanta A memorial service Journal-Constitution, was held on Saturday, Atlanta, Ga. “Betty Nov. 6, 2010, at the Jane Humphrey was Vicki Humphrey born on June 29, 1921, Training Center.” in Cleveland, Ohio, and she grew up there. She Yes, Betty Humphrey and John Humphrey, was, or did, all of those whom she married in things, conscientiously 1953, moved to Mentor, carrying out each Ohio, an upscale eastern one with the Cleveland suburb, style, intelligence, where she raised her kindness and grace three children, Sandra, that endeared her Vicki and David. She Betty Jane Humphrey to everybody who worked for the Lake Co. met her. But one of her most significant life changes (Ohio) School System for many years, and later became occurred 25 years ago, when she left the Cleveland an executive secretary at the Euclid (Ohio) offices of area for Canton, Ga., to help in her daughter’s office global power plant providers Babcock and Wilcox. For at the Vicki Humphrey Training Center (VHTC). the last 25 years she was office manager at her younger Despite its deceptively simple description, this was a daughter’s Vicki Humphrey Training Center, in Canton, tough job that demanded all of Betty’s personal and Ga. She died peacefully on Wednesday evening, Oct. 27, professional skills and effectiveness, and some expert 2010, surrounded by her loving family and friends. juggling. Yet that role, it soon became clear, was one for which she was ideally qualified. At VHTC, “Her joyful, happy spirit was contagious and she made as what Vicki Humphrey describes as “everybody’s everyone feel special, unique, and loved unconditionally. mother, cheerleader and problem-solver,” she probably She will be sorely missed, and never forgotten. She is touched more lives than she ever had in any other survived by two daughters: Sandra and Victoria, her son personal or professional capacity. David, and seven grandchildren: Lea, Jessie, Shannon,

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BETTY JANE HUMPHREY

“When new customers would come into the barn, they would tell me, ‘We fell in love with your mother. That’s why we came here!’” Daughter Vicki hesitates, thinking about her mother’s many gifts. “When she fi rst came here to help in the office, she would do a few things, and increasingly more and more, until she was doing practically everything—even as she was helping me with Lea and Jessie, my two daughters, when they were small. As the kids got older, she practically lived in the office. I couldn’t get her to go home at the end of the day. She felt so responsible for every client’s happiness and satisfaction, and for all the horses’ safety and well-being. “But you know, she was never interested in the horses. She loved the horse people. My dad was the horse lover. She always said she never cared for dogs, either, but the dogs slept with her on her bed. She couldn’t fool them; they knew she loved them. Since she passed away, my friends will ask me, ‘Who are we going to talk to now?’ People are telling me all kinds of things about her I never knew. I’m hearing it from my clients and so many other people she dealt with. “She was so well-known—without ever going to shows. She had all this wonderful camaraderie and friendship with people who never saw her, never met her in person. To them, she was a disembodied voice on the phone, but I’m hearing from horse people that they would call her and talk to her about their problems, and would ask her advice. One Ohio horse friend who hadn’t heard that she had died called me a few days later. When I told him she was gone, he said, ‘But I adored your mother!’ He was quiet for a long time. Then he asked me, ‘Now who will I talk to? You know, Vicki, I’ve been calling and talking to her about my problems for years.’ But to us, her family, she always downplayed her own role as a friend and confidante to so many people she had never even met. Now that she is gone, I’m hearing it from all these souls out there who depended on her for advice and comfort. “She had no idea, either, how much she affected my kids, especially Jessie,” Humphrey continues. “Lea, who was older, would be with me on the road, but Jessie, the younger, would stay home with her grandmother.

She and Mom ate lunch together every day for the last 10 years. Mom was her ‘run-to’ person. One day, unbeknownst to me, Jessie burnt a hole in the rug in her room. She ran to Grandma, and they cut out the burnt piece, went to a store, found a piece of matching carpet and fitted it in, and you couldn’t tell anything had ever happened. They kept the secret for 15 years! One day I was vacuuming in her bedroom, and a piece of carpet popped up. I wondered where this little piece of loose carpet I had never noticed before had come from, so they finally confessed. For 15 years they had been partners in crime!” Her daughters are the first to mention their mother’s wonderful sense of humor. You could laugh at her, they say, and she could laugh at herself. “Growing up, we were always trying to scare her,” Sandy remembers. “We would startle her or do something we thought looked dangerous, and she would act very scared—for a minute. Then she would laugh at us and at the situation. If you told her something silly, she would always giggle.” “We three kids were always trying to outdo each other,” Vicki admits. “We would always try to out-do each other’s Christmas cards and birthday cards and gifts. One year, I bought Mom a car. I called up my brother and told him, ‘Ha! I bought Mom a car!’ My brother said right back, ‘Oh, I can top that!’ and went on about whatever great thing he had just done for Mom.” “She always thought of other people first,” Sandy reflects. “Even as she was dying, she said not one word of concern for herself. She was worried about Vicki and the girls, and how they would manage without her.” “We all were so lucky to have her,” Vicki reminds her, “and the girls and I got to have her here with us for 25 years.” Betty Jane Humphrey’s obituary concluded with the following information, of interest to members of the Arabian horse community as well as to her many other friends and admirers. “In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make donations in her name may do so to the Cancer Alliance of Naples, 733 4th Avenue North, Naples, Fla. 34102.” ■

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PADRONS MAHOGANY (1986-2010) by Linda White Another significant sire has passed away. Padrons Mahogany (*Padron x Hal Ane Versare, by Hal Thats Amore), one of the most compelling show champions of his era, died at Grand Arabians, Grand Rapids, Mich., his home since 1987. His impact was significant: 214 of his 403 purebred and Half-Arabian offspring earned 3,781 points, scoring in every division offered for Arabian horses. Halter championships accounted for the greatest totals, but his offspring also accumulated points in every performance division, from reining, dressage, informal combination, country pleasure, western and English pleasure, to park, working western, sport horse in hand and endurance. Few stallions can boast siring that breadth of versatility. His own beauty, grace, quality and refinement reflected the exceptional individuals from whom he was descended. In the fashion of stallions whose looks point to their breeding, he dependably passed on his finest qualities year after year. Grand Arabians owner Linda Mehney grew up with horses, and she began showing Arabians in 1982. On a visit to Midwest Training Centre in 1985, she saw and purchased Hal Mio Mi and bred her to *Padron. On that visit Mehney saw Hal Ane Versare, also in foal to *Padron for 1986, but passed on buying her. Hal Ane Versare delivered a colt, and when the colt was 2 days old, Bob Boggs sent the Mehneys a Polaroid of him with a note saying, “See what you missed?” Boggs showed the colt, Padrons Mahogany, to a junior championship as a yearling—and sent the Mehneys photos of the occasion. Boggs would later show him to a Canadian National Top Ten. “I still have all those photos,” says Mehney. “We bought Padrons Mahogany with three other couples in 1987 and sent him to Bob Battaglia, who showed him to English pleasure championships the only two times he was shown (in performance). After he returned here for the breeding season, I kept putting Bob off when he wanted me to send the horse back for the next season. ‘I think he

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has park in him!’” Battaglia told her, but Mehney kept putting Battaglia off, unwilling to let the horse leave the farm again. “Poor Bob!” Mehney says. “He knew the horse could go much farther in performance, but we had been so successful selling breedings that we just couldn’t do without him. I finally asked Bob, ‘What about one of his children?’ Something like 30 of his offspring won at the various Michigan futurities and also won the Get of Sire class at Scottsdale, against Bey Shah!” Mehney believes that 18 of Padrons Mahogany’s foals were national winners. The magnificent, mahogany bay stallion’s dam, Hal Ane Versare, went to Grand Arabians in 1987, the same year the four couples bought her son. Six of her seven foals were national winners. Her 1992 Padrons Psyche son, GA Hal Psyche, was 1995 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt, and then 1997 and 1999 U.S. National Top Ten Stallion for Rojo Arabians, who had purchased him after his second 1995 national futurity win. Another of Hal Ane Versare’s foals was exported unshown, first to the Netherlands, and later, to France. He sired 18 foals. Back in Grand Rapids, Padrons Mahogany was siring champion after champion. Linda Mehney and Joy Hatten, trainer at Grand Arabians for the past 22 years, handled him themselves. “His personality was amazing!” Mehney explains. “He was a very knowing horse. He was so bright, and so kind, but a little spoiled; he always knew when you had a treat to give him, and if it started to rain while he was turned out, he would demand to be taken back indoors. If you were paying attention to another horse and not to him, when he thought you had ignored him long enough, he would start knocking on his stall door. How lucky we were to have him! We had so much fun! He taught me to be a student: taught me how to deal with a stallion, and caused me to take breeding courses at Colorado State, where I learned something new every year.


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“He never let us down,” she adds. “Joy and I would handle collecting him, and Joy always presented him in hand. He allowed us to do anything with him. He was so tuned in! He was very placid and mild at home, or even away from home, but when it was show time—oh, boy! (I never knew who was having more fun, Joy or the horse.) He loved the whole scene. He and Joy even had a little routine they would do when people came to see

him. After the shows were over and all the people had left, Joy’s little Jack Russell, Annie, would take his lead line in her mouth and ‘lead’ him back to his stall—or turn-out pasture, unless it was raining, of course. He followed along, a few steps behind her, like a gentle little pet dog. “He was the horse of a lifetime.” ■

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Knowing Your Horse Using The Draw Rein by Tommy Garland For the past few months, we’ve been discussing preparing your horse to wear a bosal. The first step in that is the use of a bumper cup, and another training aid in this process is draw reins. Draw reins are used in addition to your straight reins, and can be very helpful in getting a horse to set his head correctly. When I was coming up, the person who showed me this rig was Stanley White Sr.; it’s the way he has done things for years. We’ve talked about the imaginary box out in front of your horse which, ideally, is where you want him to put his head. The draw rein allows you to start putting it there and keeping it there more consistently. You have

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to practice at it and get used to using your straight rein and your draw rein in conjunction; you don’t want to always be pulling on your draw rein. Your straight rein is there to elevate, and you get your horse to raise up and not be able to drop down. Your draw rein is there to help capture his nose and draw it back to where you want it as you get him to drive forward. (See picture 1.) A common mistake a lot of people make is always pulling on the draw rein, and the horse learns to lay against it. You don’t want him to learn how to lay against it. As you start practicing doing this, you’ll go through the same maneuvers as you did with your straight rein. (See AHT, June 2010.) Before you begin, be sure that your horse knows how to jog around, how to go into his leads, do all those things. He should be very good in the snaff le before you even go to using your bumper cup, or any other device, in preparation for your bosal. Because of that routine, he should be used to giving his head to you and understanding what you’re asking. When you start to use the draw reins, it’s going to lock him in a little tighter. So, you want to be careful, because some horses at first aren’t used to it. They’ll raise up and try to get away from it, and maybe throw their heads, so don’t just grab on the draw reins and


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Picture 2. pull. If a horse wants it, let him have his head and then bring him back into position. Ninety-nine percent of the time, though, there is no problem because the horse already knows how to be soft and give to you. This is just another tool to allow you to get them in a little tighter, lock them in their spot a little more. I use the draw reins in conjunction with a martingale that comes around the neck, and runs down and hooks to the girth between the horse’s legs. The piece that comes up between his legs has three rings on it (let’s say high, medium, and low). When I’m starting a horse with the draw reins, I usually use the medium ring, almost never the low one. (See picture 2.) I want to start giving the horse the idea of how to drop his nose, to feel that pressure and give to it, so I do my circles. I do everything just like I did with my straight rein. (See picture 3.) As the horse gets better at it, then you raise the rein to the top hook. You’ll feel the difference when you get to the top because you may lose his nose a little bit. The draw reins are allowing you to elevate him more, so that he has to break at his poll more to give to you, and he’ll raise his neck a little higher. When you’re down

lower, it’s easier to capture his nose, and he breaks out of his withers a little more and not out of his poll so much. I do this at the walk, jog and lope. When you take a hold of your reins, put your straight rein on your outside finger (the little finger), then come over two fingers and put your draw rein, so that you have space between your two reins. (See picture 4.) When you pick up the reins, all you have to do it turn your hand just a little bit and you have a hold of your straight rein. In that position, your draw rein might not have any effect at all. But if you barely turn your hand back the other way, you can catch through your draw rein. When you have them straight, you kind of get both of them. When you get really good at it, a lot of people won’t be able to even tell if you’re on the draw rein or the straight rein, because there is such a minute difference between the two. Riding with the draw rein is kind of like riding with a full bridle in that you have the two sets of reins. You’re going to be more dominant on your straight rein, and when your horse’s head is in place, the draw reins will be loose. But if for some reason he gets up and his nose

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Picture 3. comes out, that is when your draw rein will take effect and put him back in the correct position. But if he drops too low, then your straight rein—like your snaffle rein on a full bridle—will bring him up. It is a balancing act between the two, but you’ll find that using the draw reins really helps a horse to be a lot steadier and more consistent in his head placement. Your horse will learn to lock his nose in and put his nose in position, so that he’s not bobbing around or moving his head a lot. When you are doing your circles with your horse in the straight rein and a training fork, and your horse is going from side to side, you’ll find that he can raise his nose out a little. Your draw rein will help capture that, because your center point is at his chest. When you go from left to right and right to left, you can keep the horse’s nose tucked in a little more, so he is basically going from one point of his shoulder to the point of his other shoulder without pushing his nose out when he gets in the middle. That’s also where you get more break at the poll. When you first use the draw reins, you may want to start with the snaffle and practice with it, and then go to the bumper cup or whatever device you use as you’re teaching

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Picture 4. your horse to be ready to go into the bosal. Usually, you’ll find that when you put the bumper cup on a horse the first couple of times with the training fork, he may not quite understand the feel of it on his chin, compared to the snaffle. But once he gets that, he falls right into it and each step becomes easier because he goes through the same basic maneuvers all through his baby years as you teach him. My training is simply repeating each step in the process as I add new equipment. You don’t go to the next step until your horse gets the one you’re working on really well. It’s more consistent, you get a more consistent look in your horses—and your horse is happy because it’s easier for him to understand his job. ■ Tommy Garland, of Powhatan, Va., is a second-generation horseman with experience in a variety of breeds. Since 1985, he has specialized in Arabians, and won numerous U.S., Brazilian, and Canadian National Championships in western and hunter pleasure, with both purebreds and Half-Arabians. He is also known for his expertise with amateurs, and is one of the most popular clinicians in the equine industry, where his teaching is based on confidence, patience and respect.


Handy Horse Tips A Horse For Everyone by Lee Bolles

What does a woman who uses an oxygen tank for respiratory problems and a retired show mare have in common? Plenty. I have a long-time acquaintance and new client who has long suffered from respiratory problems that force her to use an oxygen tank. She carries one in a backpack and is attached to this cumbersome apparatus when breathing becomes difficult. However, it hasn’t slowed or changed her desire to ride. When she first came to me, she had recently acquired a retired show mare that had been billed as being suitable for her situation. However, the mare was giving her challenges. She liked to buck on the end of the lunge line, and my client smartly decided not to attempt to ride her yet, even though the mare was a retiree with a long and successful career with amateur riders.

I worked with the mare in the round pen, exposing her to the physical things I know she will encounter with her new rider, namely a substantial mounting block. I also spent a lot of time on her back in a western saddle, making sure the “stop” and steering buttons were in place. What I found is what most people would anticipate finding in a retired show mare—she is quite pleasant and cooperative now that I’ve addressed her sore back and cinch area discomfort.

“After years of working with horses that ‘buck for no reason,’ I always start with the obvious.”

I took on the mare for training, but I had my doubts about her suitability for the physically challenged rider. Would I ever be able to guarantee her as trustworthy enough to carry this particular rider? (As we all know, there are no guarantees with people and horses. Thus, I had my work cut out for me just to be confident that I wasn’t putting her directly in harm’s way.)

After 30 days or so, I felt confident enough to have the client come out and ride. She managed to get on, oxygen tank firmly attached to her back, and ride the mare at a walk in the round pen for a few minutes—all with a great big smile on her face.

The first thing I did was evaluate the tack this mare had been carrying on her back. I could tell she’d been cinched up pretty tightly and wondered if that didn’t cause her distress. I experimented with a looser girth and added some pads to ease what I thought might be a sore back. The end result was that she stopped bucking. (After years of working with horses that “buck for no reason,” I always start with the obvious. In this case, it happened to be the problem.)

Since this client’s ultimate goal is to ride this mare as an English horse, we have a long way to go. I have a lot of work to do with the mare, and the client has a lot of work to do in the saddle to develop her strength, endurance and balance. We’ve made a great start, and another retired show horse has found a meaningful job. There are special places and relationships where these horses belong; I’m happy to be a part of building one of those partnerships. ■

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A Leg Up Tetanus In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas Tetanus has been a serious disease of humans and other mammals for a very long time, and continues to occur in horses that are not protected by vaccination. This disease is caused by toxins produced by Clostridium tetani, a spore-forming bacterium present in the digestive tract of many animals and in any soils that are rich in humus and animal manure. Nat T. Messer, D.V.M., Dipl. ABVP, Associate Professor of Equine Medicine and Surgery at the University of Missouri, says these bacteria are always present in the horse’s environment. “This is an organism that is not going to go away,” explains Messer. “To decrease vigilance by not vaccinating is unwise. The only reason horse owners are not hearing about cases is because so many horses are vaccinated. “The vaccine is very effective,” he continues, “but like any other vaccine is not 100 percent effective. I’ve actually seen cases of tetanus in horses that were appropriately vaccinated. The threat is still there, which emphasizes even more the importance of vaccination. Without it there would be a much higher incidence of tetanus than what we see.” Tetanus is often fatal. “Untreated, it is certainly fatal,” he says. “There are treatment protocols that help, and some horses will survive. Usually 50 to 75 percent of the horses that get tetanus will succumb to the disease, no matter what is done to treat them.” The horses that survive eventually return to normal, but it may be a very long recovery period even after the treatment is halted. Infections usually result from wound contamination. Clean wounds are not as likely to result in tetanus; it is usually a wound that contains foreign matter such as

soil—especially an enclosed puncture wound—that is most dangerous. The incubation period is usually one to three weeks, with some cases occurring even later. The wound that allowed entrance to bacteria may be completely healed by then. Tetanus spores may lie dormant in the body tissues after the wound is healed, and may only start producing their toxins if there is a lowering of the local oxygen level in those tissues. The perfect conditions for tetanus spores to change and start multiplying may happen immediately if the wound causes tissue damage, or may be delayed until another injury at the same site causes additional damage. “It seems like the horses that have the shortest incubation period and the most rapidly progressing clinical signs are the ones that don’t survive,” says Messer. “If it’s just a short time between when the clinical signs are first seen and when the horse starts to go into spasms, that is a more serious form of the disease.” Tetanus is often caused by seemingly insignificant wounds. “Sometimes it’s a wound that goes totally undetected, such as a puncture or even just a small cut that becomes sealed over, creating an anaerobic environment for the bacteria to grow,” says Messer. “There is still contamination within the wound, and the spores go ahead and sporulate and develop, producing the organism that creates the toxins. There are a couple of toxins involved. One causes the clinical signs, and the other causes tissue damage which creates a more favorable environment for the bacteria to grow.” That toxin continues to break down healthy tissue, enabling more bacteria to grow and produce the neurotoxin that causes clinical signs.

Definitions Toxoid consists of inactivated toxins, which will stimulate the horse’s immune system to build its own immunity. Antitoxin is a purified antiserum obtained from horses that have been immunized against tetanus. This product provides immediate passive (temporary) immunity similar to that gained by a foal from the antibodies in colostrum, lasting only a few weeks.

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A Leg Up Signs Of Tetanus Tetanus has a relatively long incubation period, as the toxins travel along the nerves until reaching the central nervous system. Then muscle spasms begin and even mild stimulation to the animal may cause exaggerated responses. “The obvious signs are stiffness and reluctance to move, muscle spasms around the head and face, and a sardonic grin—the lips are pulled back like they’re smiling,” says Messer. “The classic sign is prolapse of the third eyelid. Whenever a horse with tetanus is startled, the third eyelid rolls up over the eyeball and continues to protrude for a short time.” If the horse has been agitated, not only will the third eyelid protrude, but the horse may also go into spasms. “The neck arches back (with head up) and the body becomes rigid. The tail sticks out straight behind, in the typical sawhorse stance.” Horsemen used to refer to the disease as lockjaw because the muscles become rigid; the muscles used for mastication are affected and the horse can’t eat. Saliva may drool from the mouth because the horse has difficulty swallowing. Other signs are an anxious and alert expression with ears up, eyes wide, and nostrils flaring. “The first signs generally show up around the head and the face and then progress, but it may depend on where the wound occurred and how the toxin moves along the nerve pathways,” he says. “Thus, the signs may vary from horse to horse. They don’t eat, and have a rigid extension of the muscles, with a stiff, stilted gait. They can’t move normally. Thus, it is important to make a proper diagnosis, to make sure you’re not dealing with some other neurological disease or neuromuscular disorder. It fits into the differential of other neurological diseases that are characterized by stiffness and muscle rigidity. These might include equine motor neuron disease, botulism or rabies.” Because of the possibility for rabies, you want to be careful when handling and examining the horse, and not put your hand into the mouth, for instance.

some veterinarians are using metronidazole instead of penicillin, since the latter may tend to promote some of the convulsive signs in a horse with tetanus,” he says. “A lot of people still use penicillin to treat suspected tetanus cases, but in certain instances metronidazole may be a better choice.” The actual treatment for any specific case should be left up to the veterinarian. It is controversial whether administering large doses of antitoxin are helpful once the actual signs begin. This was standard treatment in the past when a horse developed signs of tetanus, and some people still use it as a treatment. “There was some work done in which the antitoxin was put into the spinal canal, thinking it might be more effective that way, but this has pretty much fallen by the wayside,” says Messer. The sick horse also needs various combinations of sedatives and muscle relaxants to minimize spasms. Regarding which drugs would be used for a certain horse, the treatment would be determined on a case-by-case basis. “There are a number of drugs that could be used to keep the horse quiet,” he explains. “Putting the horse in a very dark, quiet place is also helpful, to minimize any stimuli that might cause the horse to go into spasms. It’s important to avoid a lot of handling of the animal. “The horse will also need fluid therapy if he is unable to eat. Tubing a horse with tetanus in an effort to provide nutrients and water causes a lot of problems, so usually we just get a good IV catheter placed and IV line in, and feed the horse intravenously. This is less stressful to the horse.” Using a sling is counterproductive because the horse usually resists, and this may stimulate more spasms. “I prefer to have the horse in a well-bedded stall, and make sure the horse is turned over frequently enough to prevent pressure sores from lying down,” he says. “Trying to sling a tetanus horse is not advisable, creating more stress.”

Treatment Treatment for tetanus involves intensive care, which is time consuming and often expensive. “You first need to find the wound, if possible, and get it opened and cleaned up, removing all the necrotic tissue if you can,” says Messer. “Make sure it is no longer an anaerobic environment.” Antimicrobial therapy is also very important to combat the infection. Penicillin has been the traditional drug of choice and is still used by many veterinarians because it is effective against anaerobic infections such as clostridia. “Currently

The intensive nursing care must be continued until the horse is past the danger stage. Some just can’t recover, and some may injure themselves during a spasm. “I’ve seen a couple of older horses actually break their vertebrae by going into a severe spasm,” Messer says. “They probably had more brittle bones (or some osteoporosis), compared with a young animal, and when they went into a tetanic spasm (raising the head, with the tail out), it caused a compression fracture of the thoracic vertebrae.” The back, instead of forming a straight line, forms a U, and this puts too much pressure on those vertebrae. NOV EMBER 2010 | 159


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for serum hepatitis, since that horse would have no residual immunity from previous vaccination. “If a horse has been vaccinated and maybe just slipped by for a year—if the owner forgot to vaccinate—then giving a booster of toxoid would be adequate,” he says. It is always better to make sure boosters are given, rather than having to depend on antitoxin, which gives immediate but very temporary protection.

Vaccination with toxoid is usually very effective protection against tetanus. If a horse suffers a wound and has not had a booster for more than a year, most veterinarians advise giving a booster at that time. “How often to booster remains controversial,” Messer says. “There are proponents of minimal vaccination who say that protection against tetanus Vaccinate! lasts for a number of years, so you There is a growing movement among some horse don’t need to vaccinate every year. and pet owners to “go natural” and not vaccinate. Currently, the AAEP recommends “These naturopaths think vaccines are poisonous,” annual vaccination. If you are says Messer. “They want to do everything naturally.” doing annual vaccination and you But in totally natural situations, horses die of tetanus. Vaccines were developed for a reason. know that the horse was properly immunized each year all along, you “This disease is potentially fatal if the horse gets it, really don’t need a booster at the and more than half the time those horses die,” he time of a wound. If it’s within a says. “The case fatality rate is at least 50 percent in most reports in horses, and was 75 percent in month of when the next booster is the most recent North American report of a series due, however, it would be wise to of cases.” booster at that time and consider When you are choosing which vaccinations to give, that the annual booster.

It is very important to keep up a broodmare’s toxoid boosters, so that you don’t ever have to give them or their foals antitoxin after birth, because the incidence of serum hepatitis is much higher in post-partum broodmares. “People have a tendency to want to give broodmares tetanus antitoxin if there is no history of vaccination, but they need to be vaccinating those mares with toxoid during the last trimester of pregnancy,” says tetanus should always be one of them. Some of the Messer. “If a mare is vaccinated other diseases we vaccinate against are not as deadly. appropriately and her foal gets “For horses that are not protected, “If you have to choose between a herpes vaccine, antibodies via colostrum, then that don’t have a history of for example, and a tetanus vaccine, the tetanus is the foal will be protected until more important because tetanus is often fatal,” immunization, the safest thing Messer says. “Herpes virus vaccines do not protect 6 or 7 months of age, at which would be to administer antitoxin,” against the one fatal form of herpes virus. All the time it should be started on an he continues. “This is controversial, encephalitis diseases (EEE, WEE, West Nile) are active immunization program. If however, because tetanus antitoxin also fatal most of the time.” You don’t want to leave your horse unprotected against those or against you follow vaccine guidelines, the is not a benign thing. There is tetanus. By contrast, diseases like strangles, influenza, manufacturer’s recommendations risk for liver disease and serum etc., are not usually considered to be fatal diseases. for vaccinating horses for tetanus, hepatitis (which is fatal). If there then the chances of your horse was absolutely no chance that the getting tetanus are very small. If you keep up an annual horse had been vaccinated, and had a wound that was risky, program, it is not necessary to give a tetanus booster every such as a puncture in the foot, you are probably better off time the horse suffers a wound.” giving that horse antitoxin, to be safe.” In this instance, the veterinarian should inform the horse owner that there is a very small risk for serum hepatitis when using antitoxin. “There might be a half of one percent chance that a horse might get serum hepatitis and die, but if you don’t give it and the horse develops tetanus, the horse has at least a 50 percent chance of dying,” says Messer. “Tetanus antitoxin is a USDA-approved product for the prevention of tetanus in non-immunized horses. The incidence of serum hepatitis is very, very low when giving antitoxin, but owners do need to be aware of that risk.” In an unvaccinated horse, the protection from tetanus afforded by antitoxin is more important than the small risk 160 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

On the rare occasion that a vaccinated horse might still get tetanus, this may be due to a number of reasons. “The horse may not have been able to respond appropriately to the vaccine,” Messer says. “The vaccine may not have been handled properly—it may have been purchased at the feed store and sat on the dashboard of the pickup on the way back to the farm and got hot. It may have been given too long past its expiration date. Or, the horse may have gotten such a whopping infection, with a tremendous release of toxin, that it overwhelmed the amount of antibodies to fight it.” However, the infection may be less severe because there was some immunity, he says. “That horse might have more chance of recovering than an unvaccinated horse.” ■


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SEMINARS/CLINICS/SALES/OPEN HOUSE/AWARDS December 29-January 2, 2011, Arabian Horse Farm Tours, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: 480-471-1715.

SHOWS NOVEMBER November 24-27, 2010, AHAF 41st Annual Thanksgiving Show, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Sally Dunn, 561-784-4632. November 26-28, 2010, AHASFV 40th Annual Thanksgiving Show, Burbank, California. Contact: Sue Todd, 805-646-5703. DECEMBER December 2-5, 2010, Saguaro Classic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. December 3-5, 2010, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. December 4-5, 2010, CAHC Christmas Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261.

JANUARY January 6-9, 2011, SAAHA 40th Annual Arabian Charity A and B, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. January 14-16, 2011, Houston All Arabian A and B Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Blankenship, 281-351-0772. January 15-16, 2011, Houston All Arabian Sport Horse Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Blankenship, 281-351-0772. January 22-23, 2011, Central FL Arab Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Nicholas Cindric, 386-760-3320. January 28-30, 2011, Sierra Empire, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 909-855-2390. FEBRUARY February 4-6, 2011, The Jubilee Of Breeds, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. February 17-27, 2011, 56th Annual Scottsdale Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Judie Mitten, 602-978-1342. MARCH March 4-6, 2011, SASHA Charity Horse Show, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Janie Hamilton, 214-478-0897. March 17-20, 2011, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-7655683. March 18-20, 2011, Missouri All Arabian, Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. March 19-20, 2011, Ocala 16th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: John Gersch, 561-602-7122. March 25-27, 2011, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 31-April 3, 2011, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Sharon Brodie, 360-435-9227.

March 31-April 3, 2011, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815.

DISTANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE DECEMBER December 4, 2010, River Rise Romp 50-Mile Endurance Ride, High Springs, Florida. Contact: EJ Bisch, 352-222-0159. December 11, 2010, Ride Your Mitts Off 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Susan Young, 918-685-0072. December 30-January 1, 2011, Resolution Ride Pioneer 50- and 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Dian Woodward, 435-719-4033. MARCH March 18-19, 2011, Spring Fling At The Sand Hills 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Cheraw, South Carolina. Contact: Vickie Stine, 803-222-0401.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS December 4-5, 2010, Chilean Breeders Cup. Contact: M. Trinidad Del Campo, tdelcampo@achcca.cl December 10-12, 2010, World Championships, Paris, Nord Villepinte. Contact: Alice Wermus, alice.wermus@comexposium.com December 16-18, 2010, 7th Sharjah National Arabian Horse Festival, Sharjah, UAE. Contact: 971-65311155, frsan@emirates.net.ae; www.forsanuae.org.ae *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho.org, for additional international shows and information.

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2010 Most Beautiful Baby Contest

PS Echo Domani The colt PS Echo Domani (Ajman Moniscione x Torrifficoo, by Echo Magnifficoo) was the winner of last year’s Most Beautiful Baby Contest, and he is truly an individual that sets the bar high for this year’s contestants. “PS Echo Domani was darling,” says breeder Sheila Stewart, Port Angeles, Wash., of the colt in the photo above. “He’s not ‘darling’ now. He’s absolutely stunning. He has been spectacular from the minute he was born.”

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Stewart smiles when she recalls that April morning when she stumbled home from Midcrest just before dawn, hazy with exhaustion. “I love foaling them out,” she says. “Domani was a star from the very beginning. I woke up my husband and said, ‘We did it. We hit the big time with this one.’”

Owned by: Mary and Greg Brown Browns Folly Arabian Horses 2101 Indian Road West Minnetonka, MN 55305 Ph: 953-593-0489 ~ E-mail: brownsfolly@aol.com

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Gameelah LDA

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Rohara Majician

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(Majik of Marwan x WH Esdee) Colt ~ 2/20/10 Breeders Sweepstakes, U.S. and Canadian Futurities

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Index Of Advertisers A Arabian Breeders World Cup .................18, 19 Arabian Horse Times’ Scottsdale .................. 170 Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Cards ............ 162 Arabian Horse Times’ Subscription ....... 164, 174 Arabian Horse Times’ Web........................... 164 Avonlea Arabians ....................................... 47 B Blankenship, Bill & Nancy ......................... 44 Boisvert Farms, LLC .............................58, 59 C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. ............................. ................42, 43, 49-55, 2MN, 3MN (178, 179) Chattooga Ridge Arabians, Inc. ....................7 Chrishan Park.......................................... 2, 3 Colonial Downs Training Center ....... 128, 129 Crescent Creek ................................. 118-121 D Diamond Hill Arabians ............................ 162 Double J Ranch........................................ 163 E Eagen, Kevin ........................................... 163 Egyptian Sales ......................................... 163 Eleanor’s Arabian Farm .......... 5MN (181), BC Enchanted Acres ...................................... 164 F Faulkner’s Saddlery, LLC ......................... 165 Formula 3 Equine .................................... 171 Fortun Arabians, LLC ....................... 124-127 Frierson Atkinson .................................... 163 G Grand Arabian Farm ....................................5 Grossman, Bryan & Joanne ...................22, 23

H HB Arabians .............................................FC Halverson, Deborah & Jennifer .................. 28 Hawk Haven Farms, LLC .................. 114, 115 Heartland Arabians .................................... 48 Heartland Ventures, LLC ......................... 163 Hegg, Mickey .......................................... 162 Hull, Steve............................................... 117 I I Ask, LLC................................................. 37 International Training Center .. 176, 1MN (177) J Jarvis, Kimberly ......................................... 25 Jerland Arabians ..........32MN (208), MN IBC K Kiesner Training ................................... 32-46 Kirby, Katherine....................................24, 27 L Lasater, Sandra .......................................... 41 Linear Rubber Products, Inc. .................... 164 M Mahan, Karen ............................................ 40 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc........................ 164 Midwest .................................................8-11 Mike Neal Arabian Center, LLC ................. 48 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. ......... ....................................... 10-15MN (186-191) Munro, Kim ...................................... 122, 123 P Pay-Jay Arabians ...................................... 163 Pine Crest Arabians .......................... 176, 177 Piotrowski, Curtis ...................................... 26 Prestige Farms, LLC .............................16, 17

R R.O. Lervick Arabians ............................. 162 Rae-Dawn Arabians ..............................12, 13 Rain Dancer Arabians ...................4MN (180) Ranch of Cherry Creek............................. 162 Ranch OFlynn .................................. 112, 113 Reilich, Bill & Shirley ...........................32, 33 Rooker Training Stables .................... 116-123 S Schouten, Mark & Jennifer ........................ 28 Shackelford, Don & Kimberly .................... 39 Shady Knoll Farm .................................... 2, 3 Shea Stables............................................. 164 Showtime Training Center ....................14, 15 Silver Lake Arabians .....................4MN (180) Sky Ranch ...........................................IFC, 1 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ............14, 15 Southwest Farm Services .......................... 162 Starline Arabians .................................. 34-36 Stachowski Farm, Inc. ........................... 20-30 Strand’s Arabian Stables ........................60, 61 Sypolt Insurance Services, Inc. ................. 165 T The Burkman Centre ......................... 124-127 The Hat Lady ........................................... 164 The Marhaabah Legacy Group ......................7 V Vicki Humphrey Training Center ...... 112-115 W White Rock Farms, Inc. ........................56, 57 Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ............... 163 Winding Creek Arabians .......................56, 57 WindRiver Fence ..................................... 165

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Legacy Of Fame x Precious Legacy, by Legacy Of Fame


Multi-program nominated sire • SCID & CA clear Bred & owned by Rolyn & Judy Schmid

Contact Sandro Pinha 480.226.0001, sandro@sandropinha.com • www.ITCArabians.com


Where it begins ... the Cedar Ridge mare & stallion barn. MN MEDALLION STALLIONS

A Noble Cause

Sir Marwan CRF

SHF Encore

IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire Multi-National Champion

Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage Regional Champion

Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay National Champion

CEDAR RIDGE ARABIANS The Ames Family ~ Jordan, MN ~ 952-492-6590 Trainers: Leah Beth Boyd ~ John Golladay ~ Eric Krichten Mike Brennan, Breeding Manager

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to Minnesota Breeders Fall Fest winners bred by Cedar Ridge Arabians Ames Distinguished (A Noble Cause x G Kallora) Ames Lora (Afire Bey V x G Kallora) Brass Ring CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska) RJ Ames (Brass x Toi Jabaska) Carrieann Ames (Magnum Psyche x G Kallora) Ames Prowler (Matoi x Mc Jabaskalyn)

Breeding ~ Training ~ Lessons ~ Sales www.Cedar-Ridge.com

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2010 MAHB FALL FEST CHAMPION Yearling Auction Filly ATH

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Thanks to

Mike Beethe for showing her so beautifully. The Shada team for caring for Pallas Athyne like one of their own, and her owners like family. Sired by: KA Odysseus (Odyssey SC x Ellure A)

Jerad and Christie Cooper for giving us the opportunity to own and promote our beautiful filly and to be part of Stranger Creek Investments - owners of Odyssey SC and KA Odysseus.

Owner: Tarrance & Jacqueline Floyd Silver Lake Arabians Wichita, KS www.silverlakearabians.com 4 • MN BREEDERS | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Owner: Deborah Hodge Rain Dancer Arabians Spring Hill, KS www.twowillows.com


Fall Working Western Sales Listing Sheza Melody Jac Hesa Zee+/ x Surprisn Miss Melody AQHA 2007 Black-Bay Half-Arabian Mare A stunning three-year-old Half-Arabian black-bay filly. Already a Champion at Region 14 in Junior Reining. Big stopper; dead leaded with a great mind. Ready for the Scottsdale reining competition and you still have two more years to compete! Contact Gary Ferguson 903-348-2700

EAF Presious Moment CG Colonel Jac x Zee Precious Gem by Zee Impressive 2006 Buckskin Half-Arabian Mare This beautiful mare with her stop-the-show Buckskin color was Canadian National Top Ten Open Reining last summer and Top Ten at the U.S. Nationals in the Reining Futurity in Tulsa last month. Thinking Scottsdale?? Here’s your dancing partner! Contact Gary Ferguson 903-348-2700

Little Sorrel Peppy’s ... ... first Half-Arabian foals are exceptional!! A son of the King Ranch’s Peppy San Badger, “Peppy’s” babies are loaded with hip and chrome and they’re pretty to boot! There’s a great chestnut filly out of Miz Suzee (Xenophonn). Miller’s used this mare to rope bulls in the pasture! There’s also a sharp chestnut colt foaled 5/10 out of Fae Zee Princess (Xenophonn). If you’ve been looking for something really special for HalfArabian Reining, check them out!

Sheza Melody Jac and Gary Ferguson

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Eleanor Hamilton, Owner Rogers, Minnesota Rod Matthiesen, Trainer Mark Coombs, Breeding Manager

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This year’s Open House at Eleanor’s Arabians on November 6th was all about festivities. Over 300 people joined Eleanor Hamilton’s family, friends and staff to celebrate the farm’s 25th anniversary as an Arabian and Half-Arabian breeding farm and Eleanor’s own 75th birthday. The party theme was A Journey Through Time, based on Eleanor’s childhood and school days in the Nebraska Sand Hills. Eleanor’s father was a pioneer farmer/rancher before and after the Great Depression. Her early, hardscrabble life on the family cattle ranch, where horses provided transportation to school, set the stage for both her strong work ethic and her lifelong love of horses. At the Open House Saturday morning activities began with socializing and coffee, graduated to a fabulous lunch consisting of pig roast, salads, and desserts, and concluded with a full afternoon of round table discussions and horse presentations. The round table moderator was Christy Egan and the main participants were Hoyt Rose, Gary Ferguson, Rod Matthiesen and Eleanor Hamilton. Topics included conversation on breeding high performance Purebred and Half-Arabian reining horses,

Above left: Hungry party attendees enjoy luncheon Center top: Eleanor with goddaughters, Madison Rose and Mackenzie Coombs Bottom center: Palomino Hesa Zee+/ filly and dun CG Colonel Jac filly Right: Gary Ferguson and Jenna

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creating sales and renewed energy within the Arabian business, and discussion concerning the industry’s future. Throughout the afternoon horses were presented in family groups, adding interest and eliciting comment. The first pairing of offspring, dam and granddam showcased Eleanor’s breeding decisions and the dynamic improvement in stock that has occured as the program developed. Another group spotlighted the farm’s top foundation sire, Hesa Zee+/, his daughter, 3-time national and reserve national champion, Zee The Gem, and her son by Eleanor’s late, great Quarter Horse sire, CG Colonel Jac. Hesa Zee+/, a multi-national winner and Canadian Reserve National open Reiner, has created a


stir amongst Arabian breeders by being the sire of national and regional champions, including winners of over $100,000 in prize money in both the Scottsdale Purebred and Half-Arabian Reining Futurities and the Hesa Zee+/ Futurity. Included in the horse presentation was Eleanor’s original breeding stallion Crown Musc+, now 29-years-old. A son of the multi-national champion Russian Arabian import *Muscat, Crown Musc+ was successfully shown as a reiner when Eleanor’s program shifted from show horses to a serious focus on high performance reiners. Crown Musc+ eventually became a noted sire of national and regional winners in Western Pleasure, Reining, Stock horse and Equitation. “I want a horse that’s a great athlete with a trainable, quiet disposition,” says Eleanor. “I also want a horse with Arabian type and quality. Anyone who loves Arabian horses wants to ride a pretty one. Of course, if the reining doesn’t work out, talented, pretty horses can compete in Pleasure too!” In recent years Eleanor’s Arabians has also become a producer of top Half-Arabian reining horses. Early in the spring of 2009, Little Sorrel Peppy, came to Eleanor’s Arabians as her new, Quarter horse breeding sire. Little Sorrel Peppy is a son of Peppy San Badger, a major foundation sire for the King Ranch in Texas and an NCHA and AQHA Hall of Fame Sire. In 2005 Peppy San Badger was named the Number One Cutting and Reining Quarter Horse Grandsire. Eleanor is very excited about Little Sorrel Peppy’s first foals for the farm, now weanlings. “There are several here,” Eleanor says with a smile. “He is doing exactly what we wanted, putting his large hip, gaskin and shoulder on his offspring. I have been inviting everyone to visit and see the new colts and fillies

by Little Sorrel Peppy. We have some out of Xenophonn daughters. For the serious Half-Arabian reining enthusiast it’s worth the visit to the farm just to see them.” Early evening Saturday and first thing Sunday morning people were everywhere still visiting and riding sale horses; watching the weanlings and yearlings in the paddocks; enjoying the comradery. Small children played with the barn cats, while their parents sipped coffee and discussed pedigrees. Eleanor Hamilton was all smiles. The weather was sunny and her celebration was a delightful success.

Eleanor Hamilton, Owner Rogers, Minnesota Rod Matthiesen, Trainer Mark Coombs, Breeding Manager

763.767.1381 1.800.328.9923 www.EleanorsArabianFarm.com

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Cover Story

Brixx IA And HB Arabians by Colleen Scott Fonda Bask mare, John Hilliard BD Pennelope. describes the feeling “Bella Versace is a of being in a room gorgeous mare with with an Arabian tons of type,” says as “electrifying.” Brixx IA’s breeder “It’s something Richard DeWalt of everyone needs to Illusion Arabians. experience,” he says. “Since Gaza had It is no wonder that crossed so well this self-admitted with Fame VF skeptic and his daughters, it made wife, Christine sense that the cross Bruce, have chosen with a Versace to believe in the daughter would remarkable stallion pay dividends.” Brixx IA with such reverence and The Versace resolve. Purchased bloodline is what at just 7 days of age attracted Christine (a risk many have Bruce to the colt taken, although (even though rarely with such an Hilliard didn’t incredible outcome), tell her about the the stallion has more purchase until two than lived up to days later). “Versace their expectations. has always been While pleasantly one of my favorite surprised the dice horses,” she shares. rolled in their favor, Brixx IA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace). “I remember Jeff Hilliard says the Schall and I having a conversation and I mentioned my decision was not as much of a risk at it might sound. desire for a Versace/Gazal cross, and I thought, wait a After all, they knew the colt’s pedigree held the promise minute, I already have that!” of great potential. On Brixx IA’s sire side, Gazal Al Shaqab has produced countless champions as well as breeding stallions, including leading industry sire Marwan Al Shaqab. Brixx’s dam, Bella Versace, is by Versace and out of the

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Arabian horses weren’t new to the couple, as Christine bred her first (and what she thought might be her only) foal in 1995. However, with the birth of that first foal, she discovered her true passion—breeding. By the time


BRIXX IA AND HB ARABIANS Brixx IA came along, the couple had already acquired a number of broodmares and bred several outstanding horses. The HB Arabians website includes words that help drive their breeding decisions: “If you refuse to accept anything but the best in life, you very often get it.” Brixx IA (named for the scale which measures the sugar content in wine, as Christine and John have an interest in the wine industry) started proving early on that he was nothing but the best. He won the 2006 Arabian Horse Times Beautiful Baby Contest with a photo taken at just 10 days old. Brixx is described as being gorgeous from the moment he was born. Brixx grew up and ultimately began his halter career with Gerard Paty, and Jeff Schall is the individual who most recently prepared and showed him to the 2009 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt title, beating a field of 12 including that year’s U.S. National Champion Colt. Schall describes Brixx as being “super willing, high energy, and a real presence in and out of the show ring.”

progeny, says, “Brixx is putting an indelible stamp on his foals. He is exceeding our already high expectations!” While the stallion has already been fully embraced by the Arabian horse community as a breeding stallion (he booked more than 50 mares this year), Schall anticipates a landslide of action following the Scottsdale Show. Besides outside mares, Hilliard and Bruce own mares that possess the possibility for magical crosses to Brixx, including daughters of Padron, Dakar El Jamaal and Marwan Al Shaqab. In fact, they plan to show one of Brixx’s new fillies in Scottsdale. “Our goal is to produce quality individuals that will have an impact on the breed,” state Hilliard and Bruce, and that they have chosen the Arabian horse as an integral part of their lives is no accident. “We simply love to surround ourselves with these magnificent creatures,” they conclude. ■

Brixx IA will once again grace the show ring in 2011 beginning with the Scottsdale Show in February. He will be accompanied by the first of his offspring as they hit center stage. Expectations and aspirations run high as Schall, who recently saw a number of the stallion’s

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Barbara Chur STRAWBERRY BANKS FARM East Aurora, NY • 716-652-9346 E-mail: bchur@hlhc.com www.strawberrybanksfarm.com Jack Collins & Beth Proctor WINDSONG RANCH Mankato, MN • 507-387-3869 E-mail: bertha.proctor@mnsu.edu Dave & Holly Connaker CONNAKER ARABIANS, LLC Brainerd, MN • 218-330-5759 E-mail: hollyconnaker@helpusell.com Peter & Lori Conway CONWAY ARABIANS, INC. Chatfield, MN • 507-867-2981 E-mail: peter@conwayarabians.com www.conwayarabians.com

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Georgene Holasek ROCK ISLE ARABIANS Lester Prairie, MN • 320-395-9880 E-mail: RIArabians@aol.com

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MAHB FALL FEST

2010 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival Results October 1-3, St. Paul, Minnesota Results provided by MAHB Photos by Avalon

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Leslie Lurken.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion MAASAI PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW), shown by Michael Bills for owners Donald and Ann Benson.

MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion PALLAS ATHYNE CA MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Reserve Champion ALBUFINA ORA (KA Odysseus x Madonna K), shown by Mike Beethe for owners Tarrance Floyd (Fausto CRH x LL Albufera), shown by Jason Tackett for and Debra Hodge. owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

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MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Champion CAVALLI (DA Valentino x Aspyn), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Pegasus Arabians.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion CALVINTINO SRA (DA Valentino x LL Albufera), shown by Jason Tackett for owners Dan and Maureen Grossman.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Champion ANGELLINAH WLF (Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Leslie Lurken.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Reserve Champion PRINCESS GRACE C (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Amazing Grace C), shown by Michael Bills for owner David Zouch Ross.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Leslie Lurken; Reserve: MAASAI PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Donald & Ann Benson; Top Ten: ALTER EGO RA (NYN Hisani x SD Mimosaa Bey), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Scott Rehorn; MAJOR MOCHA (DS Major Afire x Chacolat), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Teresa Lefever, Lynn Schiff and Debbie Treadwell; MCLAREN (RHR Marcedes x Bella Satinata), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Dean & Mary Jo Meier; KRYPTONITE TDF (ML Mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: W. Kent Dean; DAUGHTRY WR (Midnight Magnum x Hallies Legacy), Ex: Anissa Y. Weber, O: Jenna Ball; DENNY CRAIN (Da Vinci FM x Marrissah), Ex: Rob Kyker, O: Mark Billion; BARACKO WLF (Barritz SF x Echsclusive WLF), Ex: Elizabeth Day Seward, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; IF START THE FIRE (Baske Afire x Toskabey Berry), Ex: Bart Bills, O: Inspiration Farm. MAHB Auction Yearling Fillies ATH - Champion: PALLAS ATHYNE CA (KA Odysseus x Madonna K), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Tarrance Floyd and Debra Hodge; Reserve: ALBUFINA ORA (Fausto CRH x LL Albufera), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Top Ten: MISS KHADRAJ J (Khadraj NA x Keepsayke), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Lawerence F. Jerome; ESTANCIA W (MPA Giovanni x Gianna J), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Anna Wiechmann; LADY SHADDO WS (Shaddofax x WS Aurrora), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Bertha L. Proctor; JP RYADA JAMAAL (Ryad El Jamaal x Alieka BR), Ex: Anthony C. Marino Jr., O: MA Shatila; CHA CHING CA (Noble Way x MS Money Penny GA), Ex: Jim Smith, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; JUSTAGHERLL ( Justafire DGL x Khabella), Ex: Austin Figge, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge; EL SHANKARA CBA (El Nabila B x Fadshahra El Jamaal), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Cedarbrook Arabians LLC; PLATINUM PA (Masquerade PA x WA Chanel), Ex: Dean Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: CAVALLI (DA Valentino x Aspyn), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: CALVINTINO SRA (DA Valentino x LL Albufera), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Dan & Maureen Grossman; Top Ten: SIR KNJGHT WS (Sir Fames HBV x HK Najmenette), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Bertha L. Proctor; WR CROWN ROYAL (Magnum Psyche x Major Love Affair), Ex: Donald Camacho Jr, O: Donald Camacho Jr; VOLTAIRE FM (Da Vinci FM x HL Infactuation), Ex: Nicole Terrana, O: Tom & Cathy Wright; GA GALILEO (EVG Gentry x GA Bey Aneversare), Ex: Anthony Marino, O: Linda Mehney; SIR KEMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy), Ex: Adam Rickart, O: Andrew & Christine Steffens; UCELLO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Lawrence F. Jerome & Indira F. I. VanHandel; VITALE FM (Da Vinci FM x Jewel DGL), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: Tom & Cathy Wright; SHOWDOWN AT NOON (PA Hi-Noon x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then. MAHB Yearling Medallion Fillies ATH - Champion: ANGELLINAH WLF (Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Leslie Lurken; Reserve: PRINCESS GRACE C (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Amazing Grace C), Ex: Michael Bills, O: David Zouch Ross; Top Ten: CARRIEANN AMES (Magnum Psyche x G Kallora), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; MAJOR LOVE PSONG WR (DS Major Afire x ATA Psyches Psong), Ex: Valerie Sylla, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla; MAGNUMS GRACE WR (Magnum Psyche x Aristokayte), Ex: Anissa Y. Weber, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla; TM MONA LISA (Da Vinci FM x CR Lilly), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; SEDUCTIVE J (Khadraj NA x Starina PGA), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Lawrence F. Jerome & Indira F. I. VanHandel; R ELEGANCE OF FAME (Legacy Of Fame x Padrons Kamea), Ex: Debbie A. Treadwell, O: Michael & Andreen Millard; VALERENA (DA Valentino x

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MAHB 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Champion VALERIO (DA Valentino x Bey Amore), shown by Michael Bills for owners Steve and Darla Miles.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion STAR THYME (Pyro Thyme SA x RA Fames Starlett), shown by Austin Boggs for owners Stuart and Sue Larsen.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Filly ATH Champion LA ROSA FAME GL (Legacy Of Fame x Queen Of Ssheba), shown by Donald Camacho Jr for owner Susan Glendenning.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Filly ATH Reserve Champion PORCELYNN WLF (Barritz SF x Pappillons Kallima), shown by owner Penny Gute.

RA Akua), Ex: Judith Schmid, O: Judith & Rolyn Schmid; RITA CA ( Justify x Rebecca X), Ex: Jim Smith, O: Conway Arabians, Inc. MAHB 2-Year-Old Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: VALERIO (DA Valentino x Bey Amore), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Steve & Darla Miles; Reserve: STAR THYME (Pyro Thyme SA x RA Fames Starlett), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Stuart & Sue Larsen; Top Ten: VALENTE LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Les & Diane VanDyke; FAUSTOS FLAME JB (Fausto CRH x WS Aurrora), Ex: Jim Smith, O: Gerald J. Bauer; AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; DA MITRI B (Da Vinci FM x Oh Glory B), Ex: Matthew D. Bergren, O: Bergren Family Arabians; WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Rebecca & Margaret Kalsow; JUMBELLIYA (Elsheikhdlabiya x Khabella), Ex: Debbie A. Treadwell, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge. MAHB 2-Year-Old Fillies ATH - Champion: LA ROSA FAME GL (Legacy Of Fame x Queen Of Ssheba), Ex: Donald Camacho Jr, O: Susan Glendenning; Reserve: PORCELYNN WLF (Barritz SF x Pappillons Kallima), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; Top Ten: CA CALLISTO (Odyssey SC x Annaleeta), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Johnson Connaker & Jenny Johnson; AMORE BEY (Brandon Bey JCA x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Beryl Vandre Emerich, O: Pat & Beryl Emerich; SOLUSIVE ECHO WLF (CL Solmate x Echsclusive WLF), Ex: James

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Gute Jr, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; EVITA MAY (EVG Gentry x May Dancer V), Ex: Justin Kruse, O: Laure B. Kruse; AURORA LRA (Solstice x Venus LRA), Ex: Cheryle Schultz, O: Cheryle & Nicole Schultz. MAHB 3 & Over Mares Jackpot ATH - Champion: KHARMEL BR (Khadraj NA x SF Georgia), Ex: Anthony Marino, O: Anthony C. Marino & Anthony C. Marino Jr; Reserve: SOHPHIRA DVF (Sohlaris x Prism V), Ex: Ashlee Shaw, O: Danielle & Randy Shaw. MAHB 3 & Over Geldings Jackpot ATH - Champion: RA IM A MAJORFIRE (DS Major Afire x RA Loke Lani), Ex: Pamela Dalrymple, O: James & Pamela Dalrymple; Reserve: RHR APACHE (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation), Ex: Anthony Marino, O: Terry Anne Boggs; Top Ten: SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Michael Bills; ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Adam Rickart, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart; EXCYTE LD (First Cyte x TF Queen Ahearts), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Les & Diane VanDyke; PHERRARI HEAT (Desert Heat VF x Phadra DE), Ex: Gabriella Larson, O: Michael & Patricia Pearson; WTA ARMAND (Armani FC x CR Bey Candle), Ex: Matthew Boese, O: Matthew Boese; PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute. MAHB Jackpot Liberty ATH - Champion: RA IM A MAJORFIRE (DS Major Afire x RA Loke Lani), Ex: James Dalrymple, O: James & Pamela


MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Champion KHARMEL BR (Khadraj NA x SF Georgia), shown by owner Anthony Marino.

MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion SOHPHIRA DVF (Sohlaris x Prism V), shown by Ashlee Shaw for owners Danielle and Randy Shaw.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Champion RA IM A MAJORFIRE (DS Major Afire x RA Loke Lani), shown by owner Pamela Dalrymple.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion RHR APACHE (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation), shown by Anthony Marino for owner Terry Anne Boggs.

Dalrymple; Reserve: RSA TROUBLESOME (Sirius Trouble x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Dayna Karlovich, O: Jeana Karlovich. MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR - Champion: PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; Reserve: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; Top Five: LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Greg, Valerie & Tammi Stoffel. MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; Reserve: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), Ex: Anique M. Weber, O: Laure B. Kruse; Top Five: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Roger A. & Linda L. Berkland; SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Greg, Valerie & Tammi Stoffel. MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR - Champion: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), Ex: Rebecca Bell, O: Rebecca Bell; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), Ex: Penny

Gute, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; SSHAMENATOR (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: Wade Hayes, O: Kimberly & Alison Crumley; LL MISTER FANTASY (Bey Imprimis x Halimas Gal), Ex: Joel Carlson, O: Joel Carlson. MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR - Champion: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), Ex: Anique M. Weber, O: Laure B. Kruse; Reserve: LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; Top Five: LUNAR PSYCHE (Magnum Psyche x Lolita V), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Karen Homeier; FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Leann Peuse, O: Laura Gute; SC AMOROSO (Versace x MA Tsali Kahmal), Ex: Katie Paripovich-Adan, O: Michael D. Paripovich. MAHB Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR - Champion: SC AMOROSO (Versace x MA Tsali Kahmal), Ex: Katie Paripovich-Adan, O: Michael D. Paripovich; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Greg, Valerie & Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anissa Y. Weber, O: Anissa Y. Weber; MORNING GLORY CA (Heir To Glory x Psynaria PC), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Conway Arabians, Inc. MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR - Champion: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Rebecca Bell;

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MAHB Jackpot Liberty ATH Champion RA IM A MAJORFIRE (DS Major Afire x RA Loke Lani), shown by owner James Dalrymple.

MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Champion PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), ridden by owner Penny Gute.

Reserve: LUNAR PSYCHE (Magnum Psyche x Lolita V ), Ex: Olivia Boggs, O: Karen Homeier; Top Five: PISTALERRO WLF (Alerro x Miss Keemophire), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Dr. James & Penny Gute; JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Roger A. & Linda L. Berkland; SHAH JULLYEN KA ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mahalya), Ex: Jake Swanson, O: Kenneth & Rachael Swanson. MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR - Champion: VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Hillary Hoffman; Reserve: KAYNE E (Enzo x Madison El Jamaal), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Ashley & Dianne Reimer; Top Five: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; BB INDEPENDENCE (Balajkar Bey V x Tonki Tu), Ex: Alexandra Fisher, O: Victoria & Alexandra Fisher; AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Michael & Andreen Millard; Reserve: GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Deirdre Rains; Top Five: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.;

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MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), ridden by owner Katja Wiedrich. VERRAGIO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Hillary Hoffman. MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR - Champion: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; Reserve: GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Sandra Feuling, O: Sandra & Brian Feuling; Top Five: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; GWYN PSUEDE CHAMPAGNE (Shafe Psuede x Gwynhala), Ex: Kelly Vaught, O: Dani Andrusko; SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), Ex: Karen L. Day, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge. MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR - Champion: VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Hillary Hoffman; Reserve: SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: David & Debbie Treadwell; Top Five: PHERRARI HEAT (Desert Heat VF x Phadra DE), Ex: Anique M. Weber, O: Michael & Patricia Pearson; BEACON CW (ML Mostly Padron x Falcon Song BHF), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Jeff & Sybil Collins; AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Susan JankowskiWestwater, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR - Champion: WTA ARMAND (Armani FC x CR Bey Candle), Ex: Amy Henderson, O: Matthew Boese;


MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion LH GRAND MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion BEYSTARRS FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), ridden by owner Susan Espeseth. KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Laure Kruse.

MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ridden by owner Rebecca Bell.

Reserve: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Michael & Andreen Millard; Top Five: DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Katherine Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine & Julia Running; SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: David & Debbie Treadwell; HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Conway Arabians, Inc. MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR - Champion: AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep; Reserve: AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski; Top Five: PR ARAGORN (Brass x Casina Bey SRA), Ex: Ashley Poeschel, O: Travis, Nadine & Ashley Poeschel; PSYRAINEE (TF Psymreekhe x Bey My Valentine), Ex: Amanda Solie, O: Laure B. Kruse; BARRETTA WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR - Champion: NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Liz Gammell, O: Liz Gammell; Reserve: BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), Ex: Cathy A. Johnson, O: Cathy A. Johnson; Top Five: REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x Regent Sofia), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Douglas & Kathleen Peterson; ICE CRYSTAL DRL (Matoi x Just On Ice), Ex: Roberta Lembke, O: Roberta & Dean Lembke; BRASS RING

MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), ridden by owner Teresa Silva. CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), Ex: McKenna Caspers, O: McKenna & Christine Caspers. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), Ex: McKenna Caspers, O: McKenna & Christine Caspers; Reserve: EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), Ex: Kristi Theede, O: Shirley Theede; Top Five: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: Lois Faye Haber; GHAZA FIRE (Brush Fire V x La Ghaza), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Kenneth & Rebecca G. Price; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x Regent Sofia), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Douglas & Kathleen Peterson. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over ATR - Champion: RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), Ex: Cathy A. Johnson, O: Cathy A. Johnson; Top Five: EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), Ex: Kristi Theede, O: Shirley Theede; NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Liz Gammell, O: Liz Gammell; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x Regent Sofia), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Douglas & Kathleen Peterson. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR - Champion: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O:

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MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Champion BEYSTARRS KADANCE MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Reserve Champion (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by Anique Weber for LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), ridden by owner Laure Kruse. owner Susan Espeseth.

MAHB Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion SC AMOROSO (Versace x MA Tsali Kahmal), ridden by Katie Paripovich-Adan for owner Michael Paripovich.

Lois Faye Haber; Reserve: BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), Ex: McKenna Caspers, O: McKenna & Christine Caspers; Top Five: GHAZA FIRE (Brush Fire V x La Ghaza), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Kenneth & Rebecca G. Price; REGENT ALLURE (Hey Hallelujah x Regent Sofia), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Douglas & Kathleen Peterson; ICE CRYSTAL DRL (Matoi x Just On Ice), Ex: Roberta Lembke, O: Roberta & Dean Lembke. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR - Champion: AMES LORA (Afire Bey V x G Kallora), Ex: Laura Morton, O: Laura Morton; Reserve: BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Cathy A. Johnson; Top Five: GHAZA FIRE (Brush Fire V x La Ghaza), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Kenneth & Rebecca G. Price. MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR - Champion: BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), Ex: Cathy A. Johnson, O: Cathy A. Johnson; Reserve: AMES LORA (Afire Bey V x G Kallora), Ex: Laura Morton, O: Laura Morton; Top Five: BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), Ex: McKenna Caspers, O: McKenna & Christine Caspers; EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: Lois Faye Haber; DRIANA DE (Don De Bask x Gariana), Ex: Missi Blue, O: Brooke O’Brien.MAHB Reining Jackpot ATR - Champion: MAJOI (Matoi x MHR Ceylonia), Ex: Janet Lynn Monson, O: Janet Lynn Monson; Reserve:

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

KHOUMADRE (Psymadre x LB Khourojable), Ex: Margeaux Minea, O: Margeaux Minea; Top Five: BALOO LEGACY (MFA Hullabaloo x Woodhill Tsable), Ex: Cassandra Litke, O: Cassandra Litke; CRUISIN ON THE RIVER (Hesa Zee x Artymusme), Ex: Brooke Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton.


MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owner Rebecca Bell.

MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion LUNAR PSYCHE (Magnum Psyche x Lolita V), ridden by Olivia Boggs for owner Karen Homeier.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), ridden by owner Hillary Hoffman.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion KAYNE E (Enzo x Madison El Jamaal), ridden by owner Ashley Reimer.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owners Michael and Andreen Millard.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), ridden by Cheyenne Hodur for owner Deirdre Rains.

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MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), ridden by owner Katja Wiedrich.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), ridden by owner Sandra Feuling.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Champion VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), ridden by owner Hillary Hoffman.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Reserve Champion SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), ridden by Chelsea Knoop for owners David and Debbie Treadwell.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion WTA ARMAND (Armani FC x CR Bey Candle), ridden by Amy Henderson for owner Matthew Boese.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Reserve Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owners Michael and Andreen Millard.

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MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), ridden by owner Stacie Regep.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owners Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR Champion NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner Liz Gammell.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), ridden by owner Cathy Johnson.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion BRASS RING CRF MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner McKenna Caspers. ridden by Kristi Theede for owner Shirley Theede.

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MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over ATR Champion RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabaska), riddem by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over ATR Reserve Champion BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), ridden by owner Cathy Johnson.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), ridden by Chelsea Knoop for owner Lois Faye Haber.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Reserve Champion BRASS RING CRF (Brass x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner McKenna Caspers.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion AMES LORA (Afire Bey V x G Kallora), ridden by owner Laura Morton.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owner Cathy Johnson.

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MAHB FALL FEST

MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Champion BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), ridden by owner Cathy Johnson.

MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Reserve Champion AMES LORA (Afire Bey V x G Kallora), ridden by owner Laura Morton.

MAHB Reining Jackpot ATR Champion MAJOI (Matoi x MHR Ceylonia), ridden by owner Janet Lynn Monson.

MAHB Reining Jackpot ATR Reserve Champion KHOUMADRE (Psymadre x LB Khourojable), ridden by owner Margeaux Minea.

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MAHB FALL FEST

2010 Minnesota Fall Festival Leading Sires (Based on results furnished by MAHB) Sixty-seven stallions sired winners in this year’s Fall Festival. Below, are the top five in points and number of get who won. To qualify for the combined halter and performance chart, the stallion must have both halter and performance winners. Champion = 5 pts.; Reserve Champion = 3 pts.; and Top Five/Top Ten = 1 pt.

High Point Sire Magnum Psyche

Leading Halter Sires By Points 1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) DS Major Afire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia) 2. Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF) 3. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) 4. Legacy Of Fame (Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C)

15 15 8 7 6

High Point Breeder Cedar Ridge Farm

Leading Halter Sires By Winners 1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) DA Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) 2. DS Major Afire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia) Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) 3. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) Sir Fames HBV (Ffamess x Cajun Lady HCF)

5 5 4 4 3 3

Leading Performance Sires By Points 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Brass (Bask x Tsanar) Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) Sertificat ( JA Magnificat x GMA Miss Tahiti) Matoi (Zodiac Matador x Toi Ellenai)

17 16 15 14 13

High Point Senior Amateur Michael Bills

Leading Performance Sires By Winners 1. Brass (Bask x Tsanar) Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle) Matoi (Zodiac Matador x Toi Ellenai) 2. Armani FC, Baske Afire, Desert Heat VF, Don de Bask, IXL Noble Express, Khadraj NA, MPA Giovanni

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3 3 3 2

High Point Junior Amateur (tie) Austin Boggs Matthew Hoffman


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Creating Champions, Generation after Generation

US & Canadian National Champion.

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US & Canadian reserve national champion. Scottsdale champion.

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