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Gary Ferguson and Sheza Melody Jac 2010 Region 14 Champion Half-Arabian Junior Reining

Gary Ferguson and EAF Presious Moments 2010 Canadian National Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining

“Thanks for everything Gary. You are exceptional, as a horseman and as a gentleman. Congratulations to you for the 2010 show season successes and Good Luck at the 2010 U.S. Nationals in the Reining!� ~ Eleanor Hamilton


“This is an invitation to join us at Eleanor’s Arabians for a Celebration of our Journey Through Time. That’s my dad Bob Pifer pictured below with an eight-horse hitch, getting ready to plant corn in the Nebraska Sand Hills during the Great Depression. His work ethic and moral character are the inspiration for Eleanor’s Arabians and our Reining and Western riding horses. I like to think he’d be proud of our champions and their ability to ‘get it done.’ Join us on November 6th to celebrate our good, productive horses, our lives and the courage and character of those that came before us.” ~ Eleanor Hamilton

Saturday • November 6th • 11am

Eleanor’s Arabians Celebrating Eleanor’s 75th Birthday and 25th Year as Eleanor’s Arabians! Open Barn and Roast Pig Feast Reining Presentation and Clinic

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

763.767.1381 1.800.328.9923 www.EleanorsArabianFarm.com


JOIN US AT THE ARABIAN HORSE TIMES BOOTH FOR WINE AND HORS D’OEUVRES & BECOME ELIGIBLE TO WIN! FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29TH 11:00 AM ~ 1:00 PM . Uniquely numbered Clappers will start to be handed out at the Arabian Horse Times booth party Friday, Oct 29. . Winner must be present Saturday night at the English Pleasure finals class; where the winning number will be revealed. . Winner must see Joel or Ashton Kiesner immediately after the English Pleasure finals class and present the winning clapper.

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October 2010

Contents 38

Cover Story: Legacy Of Fame by Mary Kirkman

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New Improvements To The AEPA $100,000 Scottsdale Futurity The 2010 Canadian Nationals by Linda White

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2010 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards 40 Years Of Arabian Horse Times—’Twas Only Yesterday by Linda White

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Preview To The 2010 Brazilian National Championships by Linda White

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Longuini Training by Mary Kirkman

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Varian Arabians’ Summer Jubilee by Mary Kirkman

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Leaders Of The Times—Magnum Psyche, The King Of Kings by Colleen Scott

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Iowa Gold Star—Another Successful Year by Colleen Scott

26 Region  Region 10—Specializes In Teamwork by Colleen Scott

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North American Arabian Horse Association To Launch New Show by Colleen Scott

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The Yahoo Chronicles—The Dunes by Jen Miller, Sandee Andrews, Sophie Pegrum, Melissa Feather and April Visel

2010

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AMATEUR

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SNAPSHOTS

2010 Amateur Snapshots, Part III Presenting The Personalities: Robin Porter by Mary Kirkman

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In Memoriam: Marge Gallagher (1937-2010) by Linda White

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In Memoriam: Evelyn Burton (1910-2010) by Linda White

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Shutup And Dance—The Industry Loses The King Of The Ring And King Of Many Hearts by Colleen Scott

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Buying And Selling Horses 101, Part II by Joe Alberti

On The Cover: Legacy Of Fame (Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C), owned by Haras La Catalina.

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Comments From The Editor

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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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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


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Comments From The

Editor Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executives Kandi Menne John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Design Support Jan Hunter Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Director of Interactive Bill Konkol Internet Auctions Representative Mike Villasenor

An Unlimited Source Of Knowledge And Encouragement When I first interviewed for employment with Arabian Horse Times magazine nearly 17 years ago, one of the first people I met was Wayne Anderson. I had become a bit confused trying to find my way through a maze of cubicles to the building’s exit. Wayne quickly noticed my predicament, cracked a joke about not knowing where I was going, and navigated me toward the front door. I would come to find out that that is typical of Wayne. He’s got a sense of humor, and he’s always willing to help out. For our 40th anniversary, I asked for his perspective on the two decades he has spent here at the Times, and his thoughts on our future. “The biggest change I’ve seen during my years at the Times has been the technology. When I began here, we didn’t even have computers for graphic design. Now my day may include not only print design, but all kinds of digital advertising too, before I turn out the light— e-blasts, flipbooks, the graphics for a website, you name it. In my time, I’ve seen the face of marketing change. “That makes the future exciting. Nothing gets old! We’re now expanding into website design, and while I don’t do the programming, I will be designing the appearance of many sites. To me, our greatest asset here is the customer support we provide to our clients. Design is design, electronically or on paper, but a website has to be the whole package. In that sense, it is no different from a print ad or brochure; it has to offer accurate information, concisely and creatively written, and our writers and proofreaders have a record of getting it right. That leaves me to focus on my job, which is to attract and hold viewers’ and readers’ attention.

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“One thing hasn’t changed in all these years. I’m here because I love Arabians, and in my experience working with clients, that is why they have Arabian horses too. No matter where the future takes us, as long as that is our foundation, we’ll be going in the right direction. —Wayne Anderson, Senior Designer and Marketing Director When Wayne speaks of our customer support, he neglects to mention that he is an integral part of it. He has been a steward of the Arabian horse for over 40 years. His knowledge of the horses and the people who love them is a credit to the Arabian horse community and the magazine. He is there for our clients and his fellow employees, and we can always count on his vast knowledge of the industry—and his smile—to get us through a day on the job.

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Baskghazelle SMP (Baskghazi x Read My Mind by VF Premonition) 2009 black bay filly. This filly is tall with long legs and neck and fantastic motion - front and back! Great English prospect. Tempani SMP (A Temptation x PS Alympia by Afire Bey V) 2008 chestnut filly. Absolutely beautiful, great size and athletic ability. Country English potential. April Bey Baske SMP (Baske Afire x Tranquillity Bey by AA Apollo Bey) 2008 bay filly. This filly's pedigree says trot - and she does! Tons of motion, front and back. Chief Premonition SMP (PS Afire Chief x Read My Mind by VF Premonition) 2008 bay gelding. The Profire look really comes through on this one. Started in lines, English pleasure potential. Chief Commotion SMP (PS Afire Chief x Fawela by Eukaliptus) 2007 grey gelding. Bridles high and tight with great motion! Well under saddle; great prospect for the futurity at Scottsdale!

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Sun Nobelest SMP (The Nobelest x S A Pasafire by Afire Bey V) 2007 chestnut gelding. Tall, flashy bright chestnut gelding with tons of white. Working under saddle as a hunter or sport horse prospect. PS A Chiefs Ransom (PS Afire Chief x PS Babylove by LBA Lode Star) 2005 bay gelding. Beautiful type, great frame and a fabulous attitude. Tremendous amatuer country prospect! Tranquillity Bey (AA Apollo Bey x Gai Fiera Prima by Gai Fiera Bey) 2000 grey mare. A blast to ride. Produced a trotty filly for us. Country/ English/Broodmare. Simply Sinful (Afire Bey V x Mattemoiselle by Zodiac Matador) 2002 chestnut mare. Trotty with tons of snort and blow! Produced very nice filly for us. Well broke. Country/Broodmare. Ameria Nokomis (Aequus+// x Nakkita by *Naturel) 1999 grey mare. A rare daughter of the great Multi-National Champion Park Stallion, Aequus+//. A pedigree full of motion!

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STACHOWSKI FARM'S Purebreds PARK MD AQUARIUS (Aequus x Classically Yours) 2000 bay mare. One of the most thrilling park horses in the Arabian breed. Ready to take an amateur to a national championship. ENGLISH INDEPENDENCE DAY HS (Afire Bey V x Noble Fashion) 2003 bay gelding. Fancy English pleasure horse— suitable for the amateur rider. Region 13 and 14 top five English pleasure JOTR. MD AQUARIUS AFIRE PRINCE VLA (Baske Afire x Le Fire Princess) 2004 bay stallion. He is ready for English pleasure in 2011. He has outstanding foals on the ground and will make a top show horse in 2011. Will be in the Addis Sale.

COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE BB NOBLE HEIR (MHR Nobility x Barbary Dancer) 2000 chestnut gelding. Top ten in country English pleasure and mounted native costume at Youth Nationals. Suitable for the walk/trot division and any amateur rider division. Excellent temperament. DA BOMBAY SAFIRE (Triften+/ x FM Tanzanite) 2006 grey gelding. Is suitable for the junior or adult amateur rider. MOMENTUM LOA (Millennium LOA x Baleek) 2002 bay gelding. Top ten country English pleasure horse. Excellent adult amateur or youth horse.

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SOMMELIER (Baske Afire x CL Bay Love) 2003 bay stallion. 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.

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Purebreds ENGLISH GALA DE BASKE (Baske Afire x Gala De Cognac) 2005 chestnut mare. Flashy, fancy moving English pleasure horse. Will make an excellent amateur horse. National level.

SWEET JUSTICE PF (Baske Afire x Justice N Liberty) 2007 bay mare. Fancy 3-year-old English pleasure horse. Can be seen in 3-Year-Old English Futurity class.

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. AFIRES VICTOR (Afire Bey V x Vallejo Victorie) 2006 chestnut gelding. Young, exciting English prospect. Looks to be good-minded enough for amateur with open potential. Scottsdale reserve champion country English pleasure junior horse. HUNTER 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.


FALL SALES LIST Half-Arabians ENGLISH 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. Appears to be 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. STEAMY MAC DREAMY (Sir William Robert x Empress Of Bask) 2006 bay gelding. Outstanding breeding with lots of potential.

HORNS AND HALOS PF (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet) 2007 chestnut mare. Elegant English prospect. HOT AIR (Baske Afire x Rita) 2007 bay gelding. Lots of potential and lots of trot. COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE FIRE AWAY RJ (Baske Afire x Cara Me Away) 2004 bay gelding. 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Country Pleasure Junior Horse. 2010 Region 13 Champion Open and Region 14 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure. 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.

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Contact: Jim Stachowski ~ 330.603.2116 or Peter Stachowski ~ 330.620.0194 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. 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 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.

BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion) 2004 bay gelding. National caliber English pleasure horse. Destined to be a real star. CF JIMMY NEUTRON (Baske Afire x She’s A Mystery) 2007 bay gelding. Can be seen in 3-Year-Old English Futurity. Excellent mover.

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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.

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Congratulations to Lady Georgina Pelham on her acquisition of the incredible

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2010 U.S. National Futurity Filly Contender with Jeff Schall

Sold by: Robin Arbuckle • Zimmerman, MN Ph: 763-856-2190 aarbucklearabians@aol.com

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Cover Story

Legacy Of Fame by Mary Kirkman horses, effected Legacy Of Fame is a a purchase. horseman’s horse. A national champion Judy Schmid, who in the competitive with her husband, American and Ron, owned the Brazilian Arabian stallion at the time, show rings, he is explains that one proven in halter relevant factor in competition—but their decision to that is not enough sell was Pelham to qualify him as herself. “Legacy the senior sire at was ahead of Lady Georgina his time for the Pelham’s Haras La Arabian horse Catalina, located Legacy Of Fame (Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C, by Fame VF) industry in the west of Buenos U.S.,” Schmid says. “We knew Gina could do something Aires, in Argentina. Pelham appreciates good horses: with him. He couldn’t have gone to a better breeder.” beautiful horses, working horses, trainable companions with desirable personalities—in short, the whole equine “I am truly grateful to them for selling him,” Pelham package. Her Arabians reflect not only extreme type, responds, “and to Rinaldo Longuini for suggesting him but also soundness, capability and a willingness to train. to me.” Everyone from the working gauchos to her most tenacious rivals in the show ring respects her program, as they Legacy Of Fame promptly lived up to everyone’s respect her for her horsemanship. Last year she was named expectations. He was named 2007 Brazilian National Exhibitor Of The Year, a performance she says is due, for Champion Stallion unanimously, and followed up with the the most part, to Legacy Of Fame. title of 2009 Grand Champion Stallion at the influential Palermo International Show in Buenos Aires, where he Legacy Of Fame, the latest step in Pelham’s nearly also watched his daughter LC Wisteria win the reserve 44-year-old breeding program, came to Haras La Catalina championship in junior fillies. He attracted a substantial in 2006. Already, he enjoyed a high profile worldwide. A following of mares, and in the ensuing years saw his son of Legacy Of Gold, out of the mare Fames Elegance foals march through the show rings of South America, C, by Fame VF, he boasted two U.S. National Champion consistently acquitting themselves with titles. And his Stallions in his immediate family, and had earned his own influence extended abroad: among others, Sweet Caroline title as U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion just four LL was named National Champion of Dubai, Legacys years earlier. Pelham had seen him in magazines before she Sofia was a halter champion in Europe, and La Rosa met him in person at a Scottsdale presentation; she was Fame GL won at the competitive 2009 Iowa Gold Star so impressed that she would have taken him home in a and Minnesota Medallion shows. “I thank everyone who heartbeat, but she was reasonably sure that he was not for has bred to him,” Pelham says simply. “We’re very proud of sale. By fall, however, the situation changed and Rinaldo the success they have had. Longuini, who handles the Haras La Catalina show

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LEGACY OF FAME

“I couldn’t be more delighted with him,” she continues, and she is not referring to just the show championships. Those are merely the recognition of a job well done; it is the horses LC Sayma (Legacy Of Fame x Caran Bey Maria) themselves who spell success. “I’ve studied pedigrees ever since I started, and I’ve found that he actually does what I thought he would do, which is that he puts on fantastically harmonious bodies.” Her vision of correct conformation is based on the three equal circles of a horse’s body (one that extends from the nose to the withers, one for the middle portion along the back, and one encompassing the hindquarters). Good legs, a very arched neck and a beautiful head refine the picture of type necessary in an Arabian. “To me, his proportions are perfect,” she says, “and he transmits them to his babies, which is what I wanted.” For Pelham, Legacy Of Fame’s elegant head is simply the icing on the cake. Her program already reflected extreme type, but Legacy refreshes the important attribute of tiny, tippy ears, once a hallmark of fine stallions but increasingly rare in the modern Arabian. To fulfill the requirement of physical ability, the stallion has been trained in western pleasure, although he has never been shown in the discipline. In addition, his legs have proven so sound and correct that in response to friends’ requests, Pelham has decided to try some of his foals in endurance racing. And finally, he is a pleasant horse to be around. “If you ride a horse, you cannot breed bad character,” she says. “He’s a pet, a darling.”

Robin Arbuckle, who has cared for Pelham’s horses in the United States for nearly 25 years and is well acquainted with the Haras La Catalina program, has watched Legacy Of Fame through the years and studied him as a breeding stallion. “He is the type of stallion who crosses on a wide spectrum of bloodlines,” she says. “One of the things that I think distinguishes him as a great sire—not just a good sire—is that he allows a broodmare to contribute her strong points. Sometimes you have a stallion who just takes everything away and dominates. Legacy Of Fame doesn’t do that. He fixes the mares’ weaknesses and complements her, so that in the foals, you usually see the best of both the stallion and the mare.” In her opinion, Legacy Of Fame fits well in the Haras La Catalina program. “Years ago, at Scottsdale, you would sit up in the stands and watch 80 or 100 horses go through the ring, and certain ones were just stamped,” she recalls. “You could tell that they were Gainey horses or Varian horses; they all had their signature. LC Orsino (Legacy Of Fame x Ruana) That’s what I think Gina’s horses are like. You can tell which ones she’s bred—they all have amazingly high tail carriage, beautiful heads and upright necks, and they grow up out in the pasture, so they’re strong. They’re incredibly beautiful, but they could fly across the desert and hold up for you. “Gina really has nailed it,” Arbuckle concludes. “She has great, great passion for the horses. To be in the business of breeding horses this long, you have to really love the Arabian and respect it enough to take care of it from the time it is born until the time it dies. She has great respect for all her horses.” Pelham smiles when she speaks of Legacy Of Fame. “I look at him with a sense pride, and just think, ‘My goodness, you’re a work of art,’” she reflects. “If someone offered me 10 times what I paid for him, I’d say no.” ■

LC Ardisia (Legacy Of Fame x LC Assiria)

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New Improvements To The AEPA $100,000.00 Scottsdale Futurity NEW PAYOUT S TRUCTURE

TOP TEN GO FOR WARD

Champion Reserve Third Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth

The 10 highest individual scored horses from the pattern class will advance to the Final. The Final will be judged as a new collective class using three judges and the Scottsdale Scoring System. Scores do not carry forward from the preliminary round.

$30,000.00 $15,000.00 $10,000.00 $8,000.00 $7,500.00 $7,000.00 $6,500.00 $6,000.00 $5,500.00 $5,000.00

NEW PATTERN The Preliminary pattern class will include a sitting trot figure eight, and a collected canter. New emphasis will be placed on the ability to rate the horse and maintain the proper English frame.

AEPA ENTR Y FEE The $600.00 class entry fee can be paid in two installments: $300.00 at close of entries on Dec. 15th and $300.00 by Feb. 1st. The initial $300.00 is not refundable.

IMPROVED S CORECARD The preliminary individual pattern class will place more emphasis on proper preparation, correct frame, cadence, and balance. Five judges will use the new AEPA scorecard with high and low scores discarded.

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S TALLION O WNERS Stallion owners that purchase their own Stallion’s service in the auction for the $1,000.00 minimum bid will receive a free Futurity class entry fee good for five years. This is a $615.00 value. â–


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The 2010 Canadian Nationals by Linda White

The 2010 Canadian National Championship Show was a high class production. It always is. The good sportsmanship, integrity and concern for quality that pervade the event seem to grow stronger every year. If testimonials to that eect are needed, everyone who has ever exhibited or been a spectator at Canadian Nationals will be happy to step up to the microphone. Even the horses probably agree that Regina is a nearly-ideal location. Its only drawback is that Saskatchewan is a long drive for almost everybody. Almost everybody, that is, except the lucky souls who live in the states along the Canadian border, just south of the prairie province. That would be Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and maybe the northern tip of Idaho, none of which you could call densely populated. Exhibitors in the more populous states, with their higher numbers of Arabian horse-loving dwellers, are far distant from the action, but those exhibitors, undeterred, saddled up and headed north in 2010. More than 563 owners from 40 states and six Canadian provinces thought highly enough of this show to send their horses.

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2010 CANADIAN NATIONALS

hoped for 720 horses, so that total was above last year’s, and entries this year were 1,891. Excepting last-minute scratches, 426 purebred Arabians and 316 Half-Arabians came to town to compete in the 174 classes offered. The winning exhibitors’ expressions tell the whole tale; the photos each worth 1,000 words.

As they have done every year since 1988, when the prestigious show was moved there, the city of Regina enthusiastically welcomed, en masse, the show and the Arabian people that came with it. It has become Regina’s second-highest revenue producing annual event. After every year’s show, the road-weary concede that the Queen City’s hearty welcome took away much of the sting the long drive created, but this year, with parity between the Canadian and U.S. dollars, unsuspecting travelers from south of the border got a rude awakening. The fi rst time they stopped to refuel their vehicles, the era of “everything is cheaper in Canada” that surely was going to last indefi nitely crumbled into dust and ashes. “Indefi nitely” had arrived. Visitors’ disillusionment vanished, though, the instant each vehicle drove into the Evraz Place grounds. A sense of wellbeing settled softly around them, enveloping even the most disgruntled in good-natured acceptance. Sportsmanship, honor and excitement about the upcoming national show prevailed.

“The entire show was an upgrade,” offers Allan Ehrlick, a longtime Canadian National Show Commission member who was once a professional hockey player and Olympic athlete. Surely destined for Overachievers’ Heaven one day, he also is one of AHA’s all-time leading amateur exhibitors. This was not his first horse show. “The new facility was a huge success—despite a few unavoidable growing pains,” he says. “Once we solved a few problems, it was a truly fabulous show. With 756 horses we were well up from the previous year, and will keep on growing. Everyone seemed to have a good time.” ■ Stay tuned to www.ahtimes.com for full coverage of the 2010 Canadian National Championship Show.

This year’s total number of horse entries was 756 horses. Show officials had

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EARTHQUAKE ARABIANS

Tamara T amara C Collins, ollins, T Trainer rainer Canadian Nationals Results: Magdalena LR and Arianne Smith Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR  & Under Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR  & Under Top Ten A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation  & Under A Time To Dance and Erica Mark Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR  & Under Tamar Tolstoy and Erica Mark Champion A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation  & Under Magdalena LR Knight Invader x KJ Madji

Botox and Erica Mark Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR  & Under Top Ten HA/AA English Pleasure JTR  & Under

Earthquake Arabians P.O. Box 65 Clayton, California 94517

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A Time To Dance Apollopalooza x Dancing Rain X+//

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(*Marwan Al Shaqab x Maggie Mae PGA, by Magnum Psyche)

Made her Canadian debut winning the title of Reserve National Champion Futurity Filly (tied for Champion)

We wish to thank Nefertiti’s many fans who cheered her on during her presentation, and also our friends who sent us congratulatory messages following the championship.

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Thank you, Greg Knowles, and the Arabian Expressions Team for an incredible year with Nefertiti! SEE YOU AT SCOTTSDALE!

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And t he envelope goes t o... YOUR CHOICE!

2010 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards Who were the best of the best in 2010? As a member of the Arabian horse community and a reader of the Times, you get to choose. Don’t miss your opportunity to have a voice in history! Voting for Nominations in the categories listed begins on October 15, 2010, and ends November 30, 2010. Final Voting for the winners will begin December 1, 2010. The winners will be announced on the first Saturday of the 2011 Scottsdale Show. Be sure to watch our website, Facebook® and upcoming issues for frequent updates.

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2010 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards

Categories In 2010, what was your favorite advertisement featured in the Arabian Horse Times? In 2010, what was your favorite editorial story of the year in Arabian Horse Times?

Half-Arabian Specialty Horse Of The Year (Driving, Show Hack, Side Saddle, Native Costume) Purebred Hunter Horse Of The Year

In 2010, what was your favorite Arabian Horse Times front cover in 2009?

Half-Arabian Hunter Horse Of The Year

Photographer Of The Year

Purebred Western Horse Of The Year

Show Of The Year

Half-Arabian Western Horse Of The Year

Judge Of The Year

Purebred Saddle Seat Horse Of The Year

Ringmaster Of The Year

Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Horse Of The Year

Announcer Of The Year Instructor Of The Year

Purebred Halter Horse Of The Year Half-Arabian Halter Horse Of The Year

Best Team (Farm) Spirit Award Racehorse Of The Year

Rising New Star Award (Trainer Under 30 Years Of Age)

Purebred Sport Horse Of The Year

Youth Exhibitor Of The Year

Half-Arabian Sport Horse Of The Year

Adult Amateur Of The Year

Purebred Working Western Horse Of The Year Half-Arabian Working Western Horse Of The Year Purebred Specialty Horse Of The Year (Driving, Show Hack, Side Saddle, Native Costume)

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2010 U.S. Egyptian Event Supreme Champion Female 2010 Arabian Breeders' World Cup Reserve Champion Mare

U.S. Nationals Senior Mares Presented by Michael Byatt

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’Twas Only Yesterday … Forty years can be an

40Years of Arabian Horse Times

interminably long time. Yet when we say, “Oh, that was back in the day, you know,” whatever we just lobbed into antiquity suddenly feels like it was only yesterday. Wasn’t it just yesterday (1970) that

by Linda White

we paid $150 a month (plus shoeing and veterinary care) to keep a horse in training? Gasoline went up from 19 cents to 36 cents a gallon in 1970. Teenagers that are now Baby Boomers remember being spoiled by the 19-cent windfall, but we put the pedal to the metal now, anyway, without batting an eyelash.

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Egypt’s Aswan High Dam was completed that year, and the Egyptian Agricultural Organization renamed one of its Nazeer sons Aswan to commemorate the event. When Aswan walked onto the world stage, his straight Egyptian ancestry was a radical option for all other Arabian bloodlines. Some of the results were so hypnotically beautiful that they blew the competition right out of the water. Aswan’s pedigree made him “new” Egyptian. When the world lost Henry Babson in 1970, it lost the very man who started the “old” Egyptian idea. Babson’s centerpiece was *Fadl, an Ibn Rabdan son bred by Egypt’s Prince Mohamed Ali and brought here in 1932, roughly 25 years earlier than the Nazeer bloodstock. Hence, the “old” designation. Around 1970, the common wisdom was that the Polish Arabians and their descendants seen in Scottsdale every year were among the earliest importations, but that’s not the way it was. In 1937, General J. M. Dickinson imported a group of six mares directly from Poland for his Traveler’s Rest program. Four came from Janow-Podlaski and two from the estate of Counts Roman and Jozef Potocki. Henry Babson brought in four mares and the stallion *Czubuthan, and General Dickinson later purchased the imported Polish mares*Kasztelanka and *Kostrzewa from Babson. Arabians were among the horses General George Patton and his boys rescued and imported in 1945. These were six stallions and 16 mares in the Patton group, all turned over initially to the U.S. Army Remount Service. Many of these became the ancestors of some of today’s finest. Breeder Sheila Varian’s first Arabian mare, Farlotta, was by *Lotnik, a Patton rescue, and Ronteza, Varian’s illustrious reined cow horse, was a daughter of *Witez II, the general’s most famous rescue.

Elsinore Arabians owner Charlie Doner imported three stallions in 1961, and Mrs. Anne McCormick brought in the Negatiw son Nabor (registered here as *Naborr) two years later. When *Naborr’s book was closed to the public in 1964, Arabian horse enthusiasts began traveling to Poland to see (and import) for themselves what Poland had to offer. In the 1960s, importing Arabians from Poland mushroomed; several dozen fine individuals soon graced North America’s shores.

*Naborr

The high-octane Polish imports and their descendants that came to North America included the stallion *Bask, a 1963 Dr. Eugene E. LaCroix acquisition. *Bask remains the breed’s leading sire of purebred Arabian champions and champion-producers, a Herculean feat, since he died in July 1979. In 1961 Varian Arabians imported three mares who proved to be invaluable for them. *Ostroga, *Naganka and *Bachantka were the compendium Dr. Eugene LaCroix and *B ask that would launch the program into world view. *Naganka produced Mikado and Bay El Bey; *Ostroga and *Bachantka each produced 15 foals.

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’Twas Only Yesterday … *Bachantka (Wielki Szlem x Balalajka, by Amurath-Sahib) was a three-quarter sister to *Bask. Many people never actually got to see *Bask, but memories of his children, grandchildren and their children we’ll carry with us always. The motion picture projectors inside our heads regularly screen images that k make us smile. One oc urd tha M Bask Elect and Mar is Martha Murdock’s 1991 U.S. National Ladies’ Side Saddle Championship ride on her *Bask son, Bask Elect. Murdock’s Jack Russell terrier was a dainty accessory, along for the ride in a tasteful leather pouch. The audience was delighted. Heck, even the judges were charmed that day. To bring latecomers up-to-date, Murdock is Cecile Hetzel Dunn’s daughter. Who is Cecile Hetzel Dunn? She is a distinguished educator, highly respected judge and horsewoman, and one helluva smart lady. Her late husband, the legendary Dr. Norm Dunn, was Director of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center at Cal Poly and a former IAHA President. These two were a nuclear-energized pair.

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Cecile Dunn’s daughters, Merrie and Martha, were just kids in

1970, which probably accounts for the inner child’s crystal clear retention that Martha enjoys today. “*Bask re-set the standard for all of us,” she says, thinking back. “And so many things that are commonplace today, even fancy stall drapes, got started with *Bask and the LaCroix family.” In 1976, fresh out of high school, Murdock went to work for Jim Fisher. The 1976 U.S. National Show was held during the summer, and everybody in attendance recalls the tornado that came through the show grounds, wreaking havoc. But that’s another story. “James A. Fisher still won the 1976 U.S. National Championship for Pleasure Driving with Ibn Silver Ghost, in a class with over 90 entries,” Murdock says. In those days, Indiana’s own Harry Cooper announced most of the major shows, so having Harry Cooper call your name became a symbol of success. Amateurs and professionals alike dreamed of listening to their names spoken in Cooper’s dulcet tones. Harry is retired now, but if the name sounds familiar, think Seehorse Video. Harry’s wife Sue, having stepped back from being a national-winning horsewoman/ trainer, and their son Scott, are out there in the trenches still, videoing horses, events and shows for customers everywhere. If Harry Cooper was the voice of the Arabian horse business, then the photographers were its eyes. Through their camera lenses, generations of Arabian horses and the people associated with them have been preserved for all time (or so we hope). Thousands of irreplaceable photos have appeared in Arabian Horse Times. For 40 years, those images, faithfully reproduced on every page in color and black-and-white, have given readers a window into a virtual reality where horses, people


and events come to life. Today, continual advances in digital technology allow this magazine to reproduce those images with ever higher quality, greater accuracy and more memorable appeal. Speaking of memorable, the 1981 Canadian Nationals was the year the formal driving finals got real memorable. The class was proceeding nicely when Orans Adagio’s driver, Tom Beebe, had a heart attack in the ring (thankfully, he survived). The results were predictable. Suddenly driverless, the gelding took off, became panicky, and careened around the ring, still attached to the bouncy four-wheeled buggy reeling along behind him. The alarming spectacle ended when the horse finally was caught, winded and sweaty—but not before a buggy shaft almost took out Bob Battaglia’s eye. Jody Thompson, who has been with Arabian Horse Times a few months shy of her entire life, and her amazing production crew have worked on the Battaglia Farms materials for years. They have also honchoed many a multi-page spread relating the exploits of the Varian Arabian dynasty. Sheila Varian and her horses’ stories would fill volumes. Varian, a horsewoman and breeder extraordinaire, also has an irrepressible sense of humor. She has been an Arabian Horse Times customer and frequent editorial subject since the magazine’s earliest days. If coaxed, she can tell some great anecdotes about herself and her contemporaries back in the day. “They used to have ‘tandem classes,’” she begins. “We rode bareback, with one rider facing forward and the other rider facing backwards, with no helmets, of course. You couldn’t do that now, but there were far fewer safety regulations back then. An old friend and I decided to do a ‘Damsel in

Distress’ act, so I was the fair damsel. I had on shorts and kind of a ‘nightie’ top. He had on a big mustache, sleeve garters, a huge hat, and a little popgun pistol. When they asked us to canter, the horses Gene LaCroix were totally and Sheila Va rian. unfamiliar with anything like two riders sitting bareback, frontwards and backwards, so there was lots of bucking and crow-hopping. We galloped along with my ‘nightie’ flowing out behind me. He kept shooting off his pop-gun and yelling, ‘Pop-pop! Pop-pop!’ and I shouted, ‘Hayyy-lp! Hayyy-lp!’ We had so much fun! There is no playing in the ring anymore. We had the advantage of having things more lenient. Today it’s serious. This is people’s livelihood. “I have never lost a dollar bill class,” she continues, laughing. “In this class, the bareback rider has to sit on a dollar bill and keep it from falling off, no matter what they are asked to do. I would ride along with a long lash whip, and I would flick the other contestants’ horses just enough. … No, I never lost a dollar bill class. “I also remember Murrell Lacey coming into a costume class with a live hawk on his arm. It was a wounded hawk he had found that day and impressed into service. The bird had its wings fully spread when it came in on his arm. That created quite a sensation! “I thought the versatility class story in Part 2 (of this series) was wonderful. In that class, the horse

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’Twas Only Yesterday …

*Muscat

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*Padron and Jerry

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had to do four or five different things, and my part was to be Gene LaCroix’s ‘attendant.’ I knew he had a good sense of humor and would go along with whatever I did, so I decorated a hula hoop with streamers, and would lower the hula hoop over his head while he changed clothes. When Gene would bend over, I would look off into space and ‘accidentally’ drop one side of the hoop, showing poor Gene’s bottom! The audience was laughing hysterically.” Today, you can see John Neyer at Arabians Ltd., in Waco, Tex., but in 1982 he took a job at Karho because he knew farm manager Rick Wylie from college. “He took me into the breeding barn, showed me the stallions, and told me to take *Nariadni and *Muscat out into the desert and ride them. Michael Byatt and I worked there at the same time, so we would each ride one. *Nariadni loved to chase coyotes. He loved the desert! He was a character, all the time.

“One of my most memorable experiences was photo sessions with Jerry Sparagowski at Karho. He got some gorgeous shots of the horses, like the ones of them reflected in the pool in front of the main barn. I helped manage the first Karho Auction in 1983. There is even a picture of me with *Nariadni in the catalog. The first lot was Amber Satin (1986 U.S. National Champion Mare). She was very protective of her foal, so we brought the baby up where she could see it. “I was at Karho when the whole Russian Arabian movement was getting started,” he adds. “Those were exciting times.” In 1984 Neyer went to Midwest with Sir Musk for George Albert, of Georgian Hill Arabians. “When he got out of the business, I just stayed at Midwest. I remember when Donnie Lefever, who was then at Midwest, won the $10,000 Egg and Spoon class at the first Star World Show. And I remember the Midwest stallions so well: David would ride *Padron, I would ride Sir Musk, and somebody else would ride Laddinns Fire. In those days we all believed that anything was possible.” Neyer also worked with 1984 Canadian National Reserve Champion Mare NH Love Potion and 1983 U.S. National Champion Mare Bask Calonett, and conditioned Nelcrest Champagn in 1984, the summer he was named Canadian National Reserve Champion Stallion. In the summer of 1970, Chris Culbreth’s father took him to the Sunday Arabian horse exhibition at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. “In those days, the Sunday shows featured students and instructors from the Kellogg Arabian Horse Center and the Kellogg horses. How I remember Tezadi, the trick horse! His would lie down, stand on a small podium, pull a blanket away from his


trainer while lying next to her, and rock a baby in a cradle. I was absolutely spellbound.” At the 1976 Whittier Lions Club Show in Pomona, Calif., his first class A show, Culbreth placed eighth out of 25 in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR class. At the 1983 U.S. Nationals, Culbreth’s first, he won a top ten in the Half-Arabian Park Championship. “I watched Arn-Ett Perlane be selected 1983 National Champion Stallion, and got to see Bask Calonett win the 1983 U.S. National Champion Mare title.” Bask Calonett then belonged to Arabian Horse Times founder Walter Mishek. Then there was 1982, when two solid weeks of rain flooded Paradise Park, the Scottsdale Show’s old Bell Road facility, so extensively that classes had to be held on the gravel road behind the grandstand. “I stayed in the nose of my four-horse trailer that year,” notes Culbreth. “I was cold and miserable, but I wouldn’t have traded that experience for anything. Show management even used a helicopter, hovering above the arena, in a vain attempt to evaporate the water.” Culbreth’s professional career has taken him to illustrious heights and he is one of today’s most highly respected trainers. Parts 1 and 2 of this series pretty well addressed the increasingly fabulous auctions that took place during the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in the early 1980s, but Judy Warner has memories of historic earlier events. “I vividly remember Bazy Tankersley’s first effort, the 1956 Al-Marah Auction in Barnesville, Md. The sale was held in the evening, with lots of fanfare. That was really, I believe, the precursor of the fantastic auctions to come. I also attended the 1974 Arabian Horse Fair, where I got to see Amerigo and watched the park horse demonstration between The Judge and Oran Van Crabbet.”

There are so many stories out there, probably billions and billions, in the late astrophysicist Carl Sagan’s cosmic terms. There are so many Arabian horse people and their horses out there, at every level of participation— probably zillions of them, too. Many of them have intersected with Arabian Horse Times in one way or another, at one time or another.

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There will be two more installments, in November and December, so gather your recollections and e-mail us or drop us a line. Tell us about your special memories, special moments, and special horses. Heck, you can even wax rhapsodic about each other. Keep in mind, though, that while you cannot libel the dead, the living can Baz y Tankersley and Dre get pretty touchy. So amazon. use your heads and your hearts. We will wait eagerly for your take(s) on these 40 years the Arabian Horse Times has reported and preserved for Arabian horse devotees the world over. ■

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Preview To The 2010

Brazilian National Championships November 17-21, 2010 by Linda White

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n its 29 years of existence the Brazilian National Championships has grown into one of the most enticing, brilliantly staged horse shows imaginable. “Those people know how to put on a horse show!” is Walter Mishek’s assessment. “It’s not just a horse show; it’s an event. People take the whole week off work to come and have fun, and to celebrate the Arabian horse. People form true friendships, and the losers are genuinely happy for the winners. Sure, they hoped to win, but because they recognize each other’s passion for the horses, they can celebrate with them, instead of begrudging them the win.

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There is so much camaraderie; it’s part of their culture to be glad for each other! “Families, trainers and breeders will go together and rent skyboxes, where they have wonderful, catered food constantly available for their friends and guests. People feel free to walk from box to box, visiting and having a great time. The Brazilian National Show is something families and friends look forward to every year.” The show will be held at the Helvetica Riding Center in Indaiatuba. Halter classes are offered for foals up to


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6 months old, for 6-to-8-month-olds; 8-10-month-olds, 10-to-12-month-olds, 12-to-14-month-olds, 14-to-16month-olds,16-to-18-month-olds, 18-to-21-month-olds, 21-to-24-month-olds, 24-to-27-month-olds and 27-to-36month-olds. Then there is a class for 3-and 4-year-olds, and a class for entries 5 and older, National championships are then awarded for juveniles up to 36 months of age. There is a junior junior championship awarded to a foal 18 months old and younger, and a junior championship for youngsters 19 to 36 months old. “This lends a whole different aspect to competition,” Mishek explains. “Unlike here in North America, horses are shown in their specifically appropriate age groups. Because Brazilians breed horses the whole year, January 1st doesn’t dictate a horse’s age. In Brazil there are no late August yearlings trying to compete with early January yearlings that are eight months older.” At this year’s Brazilian Nationals, performance classes will include team penning, cross-country, obstacles (barrels and drums) and endurance. Judges for halter and performance will be Andre Roberto M. Caio from Sao Paulo, Brazil; Americans Bill Melendez of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Bob Boggs from Osseo, Minn.; Gianmarco Aragno from Italy; and Fabio Alberto Amorosino, also from Sao Paulo. “Classes begin at noon each day, and run until 7:00 p.m.,” continues Mishek. “The horse show is not an endurance contest, with classes running from dawn until late night. The announcers are very dramatic, the music is loud and upbeat, and the ring is fully decorated, with a false ceiling, and everything is decorated in Brazil’s colors. It’s very elaborate and impressive. Winners get beautiful bronze trophies and huge championship ribbons. This show also creates suspense. When the class has been judged, all the horses go out. Who is going to win? Audience members ask each other. Then in order, the third place horse and next, the second place horse, and finally, the first place winner comes back into the ring. The crowd goes wild.

And something else happens here that other national championship shows might want to look at. When the national championship awards are presented, the previous year’s national champion is there to hand off the honor to the new champion. This adds so much dignity and prestige to the moment. “Indaiatuba, where the show is actually held, is less than half an hour’s drive from many of the largest breeding farms,” Mishek points out, “and during the show and after, breeders will host catered dinners with fabulous food and musical entertainment for their guests and the people that attended the show. They all party and celebrate and have a good time. It’s good for the breeders, because Arabian horse people from all over the world get to see the results of the various breeding programs. They show stallions and their get, and present mares and their offspring. “And in Brazil, people want to show horses they have bred. Sure, they buy horses to add to their breeding programs, but they show the horses they breed. Their pride and devotion to their horses is very evident.” Even the trade show is classy at the Brazilian Nationals, we learn. “The exhibits are beautiful and vendors sell really high quality merchandise—not just trinkets,” adds Mishek. Brazil is only one of the many countries he visits within the Arabian horse business. “They sell wonderful, unusual items that remind you of Brazil. Th is show and the parties and festivals that celebrate it create a huge, important event. No way is it your usual horse show. The Brazilian people have a joyful, fun-loving culture, where the losers are happy for the winners, and everybody celebrates life. If you want to have a good time, go to Brazil.” The Associação Brasileira dos Criadores de Cavalo Árabe (ABCCA) directors and members urge breeders everywhere to bring their finest to this unique celebration of the Arabian horse. “Come join us! This festival is for everyone!” ■

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T R A I N I N G

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by Mary Kirkman

For those who know Rinaldo Longuini, it may be hard to imagine that he has been in the Arabian horse business for nearly 25 years, but the truth is that December 2011 will mark that milestone anniversary for him. What will not surprise his friends and clients is that the enthusiasm and talent which first attracted them to him is stronger than ever. At Longuini Training Center in Boituva, in the interior of Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, the atmosphere hums with purpose. Some of the finest show and breeding horses in Brazil and the world have made their names there, and that heritage strongly flavors the future. Longuini was 20 when he started in Arabians at Polé Levy’s Haras Capim Fino. In the beginning he cleaned stalls and cared for mares, but it wasn’t long before he was introduced to show horses. At the time, his then-brother-in-law ZeZe Rodrigues headed the training operation at Capim Fino, and Longuini soaked up Rodrigues’ guidance, progressing from conditioning horses to presenting them. Within a year, he

was allowed to exhibit Levy’s personal string of contenders, and soon was asked to show the clients’ horses as well. For seven years, he was an integral member of the farm’s highlyregarded training and showing team, one of the strongest on the Brazilian Arabian scene. With Levy’s blessing, Longuini left Haras Capim Fino in 1994 to pursue new horizons, moving on to Paulo Machado’s Re Hafati. It would be the first of several successful positions he would accept over the next six years, and the one during which he met Midwest’s David Boggs, who would play a significant role in the development of his career. When Boggs observed Longuini’s work with Arabians, he invited the Brazilian trainer to the U.S. to work with Midwest’s show string at the 1995 Scottsdale Show. It was the genesis of an association that lasts to this day; over the years, as he has built his own business in Brazil, Longuini has traveled often to the U.S. to supplement the Midwest staff at major shows. Now he represents its stallions in South America, OCTOBER 2010 | 73


“David is like family to me,” Longuini responds simply.

Rosa Wolf, Lady Georgina Pelham, of Haras La Catalina in Buenos Aires, sent him horses, a practice she continues today. Sometimes owners, recognizing his talent, sought him out; other times, happenstance and recommendation sealed the deal, such as when trainer Manuel Balarini, already committed to another horse, recommended him to Pelham at Uruguay’s Punta del Este Show. The common denominator was that once with Longuini, the clients often felt at home, developed a friendship, and remained for the long term.

Over the next few years, Longuini attracted clients whose show stars added to his growing record of champions. One was Hafati’s FS Mystique Lady, 1995 Brazilian National Champion Mare and Gold Champion Filly, and later U.S. National Reserve Champion Mare; another was Haras JM’s lovely Europa El Jamaal, already Brazilian National Champion Filly. Longuini showed her to the title of Scottsdale Champion Mare. During his tenure at Wolf Training Center, owned by Flavia Torres and Dulce

By 2000, Longuini was ready to begin his own operation, and Longuini Training Center was born when he arranged to lease the Wolf property. Typically, 40 horses are in training there. Among the clients old and new are Umberto Bonini, of Haras Ceu Estralado; Abel Leopoldino, of Haras Canaa; Luiz and Vico Rocco of Haras Clio; Haras Forx; Maisa and Jose Alves Filho, of Haras JM; Pedro Amaral, of Haras El Madan; Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes, of Haras Mayed; Erika and Rodrigo Lorenzi

heads its halter division and exhibits its international show contenders (concurrently with providing those services for his private clients). “When you’re good, people notice,” David Boggs says, remembering his first observations of Rinaldo Longuini. In all these years, he hasn’t changed his opinion. “Rinaldo is more than good—he’s great!”

“I have a great affection for Rinaldo, and I admire him as a trainer and handler—he has a gift. He also has a very well-structured team, which offers my horses the care and quality they need to be in their best condition for the show ring. Today I can say that Rinaldo is my personal friend; he believes in Stigmatas’ breeding and provides good assistance for us. All of those reasons led me to choose Longuini as my training center, because I believe that when a sincere friendship exists, the transparency and respect make things easier and full of pleasure.”—Carlos Menezes, Haras Stigmatas The breeding program at Haras Stigmatas, relatively new on the scene, is based on the use of fine mares, with the stallions not limited by bloodline but chosen specifically for what each mare needs—although owner Carlos Menezes says that befitting a Brazilian breeder, the influence of Ali Jamaal and Bey Shah is readily apparent at his stud, along with various Polish and Egyptian lines. A testament to the quality of the program is that Haras Stigmatas won the 2007 and 2009 Best Brazilian Breeder trophy in the highly competitive Brazilian Breeders Cup. The farm’s head sires are Matisse FM, by Marwan Al Shaqab, and Amir Ashiraf, by WH Justice. Haras Stigmatas currently maintains three horses in training at Longuini Training Center, all aimed at the Brazilian Nationals. Two are yearling fillies: Stig Lamartina, by the DA Valentino son *El Tino, whom Rinaldo Longuini led to the title of Brazilian National Champion Colt; and Stig Jhustine, the first daughter of WH Justice to be born in Brazil, out of Haras Stigmatas’ revered Magnum Chall HVP daughter, the champion Mag Shall. The third is the farm’s *Matisse FM, 2009 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Stallion. 74 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


Rinaldo, Adriana, Manuelle and Lucas Longuini.

“Rinaldo is one of our best friends in the Arabian horse world. Adriana and Rinaldo have supported the Brazilian breeders from the last 20 years, and Maisa and I—all of us at Haras JM—are proud to have been their friends since 1990.” —José Alves Filho, Haras JM

d Castro, de C tr off Haras H r D Das PPaineiras; in ir H Haras r PPaiquere; iqu r C Carlos rl R Roizner, i n r of Ur Urug Uruguay’s u u y’s Ha H Haras ara r s Lo ra LLos os Palmares; Eduardo and Marcos Quintella, of Haras Panorama; Salim Mattar of Haras Sahara; Jorge Selume, of Haras Santa Marta in Chile; Carlos Menezes, of Haras Stigmatas; João Sorvilho, of Haras Vale Formoso; Fabio Diniz de Avila, of Haras Vanguarda; Jaime Pinhieros of Haras Vila dos Pinhieros; and Pedro Teixeira and Jose Eduardo Pires Barbosa, of Velper Arabian Horse. One of the hallmarks of Longuini’s career is his extraordinarily close bond with his owners. When discussing their relationships, client after client mentions “trust” and “friendship” as reasons they endorse Rinaldo Longuini. One expression of the synergy between Longuini and his clients can be found in the fact that Fernando de Santibanes, of Haras Mayed, allows his resident trainer, Arthur Nascimento, to serve as an assistant at Longuini Training Center. Clients that begin as friends wind up as family in the Longuini circle—and usually see their own profile, along with Longuini’s, rise on the world Arabian stage. Longuini now scores national championships regularly in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Ecuador and Chile, and annually accounts for titles in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Haras JM’s breeding program is based on the bloodlines of Bey Shah, Padrons Psyche, Ali Jamaal and *Aladdinn. Currently, Rinaldo Longuini is presenting their Scottsdale Champion Iimagine and the very special filly Shahdra Di Jullyani, who will be a contender at the Brazilian Nationals. Over the years since 1992, Longuini has had countless Haras JM champions, including C Fantasy Shaklan JM, Danna Rose JM, and Europa El Jamaal (the farm’s most famous representative).

“I met Rinaldo in 2006 and have been associated with him ever since, because he is not only very honest, but also a great trainer and a better friend.” —Jorge Selume, Haras Santa Marta Chile’s Haras Santa Marta currently maintains four mares, a filly and the young stallion Bacano El Legacy, 2009 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Junior Male and 2010 Interstate Champion Junior Male, at Longuini Training Center. Its breeding program crosses mares by Ryad El Jamaal, Magnum Psyche, Don El Chall, Magnum Chall, Legacy Of Fame, and Bey Shadow TGS with two stallions: the Legacy Of Fame son Dayran HCF, and Imperium VCM, by Shael Dream Desert. OCTOBER 2010 | 75


“A friendship that began during his first stay “A with w it Midwest in Scottsdale, at Karho Farms in tthe he mid-80s, has blossomed into a partnership of m mega-market e and world-class halter training and ppresentation. ree The Boggs family and Team Midwest iiss pproud to be a part of the history and heritage of oone ne of the best horseman in the breed today.” — —David D Boggs, Midwest

Describing De D esc scrriibi scri bing ng tthe he cconfidence he oonnfi nfi fide denc de nce he nce he h has as iinn Lo as Longuini, ong ngui uini ni,, Ca Carl Carlos arrllos Menezes, of Haras Stigmatas, recounts the kind of experience many clients have enjoyed. “My relationship with Rinaldo was marked by a story that happened last year, in June, when he offered me a son of Marwan, who was in the U.S.A. at the time,” Menezes says. “I trusted Rinaldo, and purchased the horse without knowing him personally. In the middle of September 2009, Matisse FM arrived in Brazil, and after less than two months, he was entered in the Young Stallion class at the Brazilian Nationals. One of the other contenders was FA El Shawan—not only another son of Marwan, but one who was undefeated. Despite being completely new on the Brazilian scene, Matisse FM was named Brazilian National Reserve Champion Young Stallion, with two first places and two seconds. That was a great victory, an honor, and an enormous happiness for me.” In addition to his record in the show ring, Rinaldo Longuini also has played a significant role with some of the world’s leading breeding stallions. For Pelham,

“We believe that Rinaldo has a special talent in training and showing horses. In all these years of working together, we have done a lot of business—bought and sold many horses in Brazil and many other countries— and had great results at the shows. He is a wonderful person, and we are so happy to be his friends.” —Umberto Bonini, Haras Ceu Estrelado The Haras Ceu Estrelado breeding program is based on a selection of mares with highly-proven pedigrees, crossed with the finest Arabian stallions around the world.

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he aarr rrang the purchase of U.S. National Champion arranged Legacy Of Fame, less than a year later led the stallion to a Brazilian National Championship, and now manages his breeding career. As part of the Midwest group, Haras Mayed’s Magnum Psyche is represented by Longuini Training Center, where the stallion roster also includes Haras Stigmatas’ Matisse FM, Haras La Laguna’s Bey Shadow TGS, and Haras Sahara and Haras Vanguarda’s Ansata Najdi. And, of course, the battery of powerhouse sires standing at Midwest in the United States is on offer through Longuini. Rinaldo Longuini’s talent may be singular, but at this stage, Longuini Training Center and the success it now enjoys is the work of many. He is assisted by two standout trainers in their own right: Dagmar Gordiano, at the training center full time, and Haras Mayed’s Arthur Nascimento, who not only presents Longuini horses at shows, but also travels to Boituva to run the home program when Longuini and Gordiano are away. And Rinaldo’s wife of nearly 25 years, Adriana—his partner in the evolution of his career—runs the office, providing a central hub for the operation’s far-flung activities. Now in its 10th year, Longuini Training Center shows no signs of slowing down, and nor does Rinaldo Longuini. As the Center’s record is polished in Brazil, its reach is also extending internationally, racing into the future with the same confidence that has distinguished its past. The key? Fine Arabian horses, certainly, and talented training, along with a team of committed, supportive owners and breeders—and the realization that showing horses should be an enjoyable pursuit, generously endowed with the joy of friendship and memories of good times.


“We greatly admire the relationship Rinaldo has with the animals. His commitment, energy and intuition are impressive. In presentations, he’s always in tune with the horse, and also, he enjoys a great coaching staff. “Rinaldo is one of the most sincere and trustworthy people we have ever known. If he takes responsibility for a deal we are making, we can trust him. We are very honored to have him as a friend and partner.” —Pedro Teixeira and Jose Eduardo Pires Barbosa, Velper Arabian Horse The Velper Arabian Horse breeding program is based on nobility, pedigree, beauty and refinement, as found in select individuals purchased in both Brazil and the U.S.A.

The Longuini Training team.

Rinaldo Longuini and Dagmar Gordiano.

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ARTHUR NASCIMENTO Arrth Nascimento enjoys the best of both worlds: as resident trainer Arthur A att FFe Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes’ Haras Mayed, he spends his days da ys at one of the world’s most respected Arabian breeding and show ffarms, fa rrm m and as assistant trainer at Rinaldo Longuini Training Center, he eexhibits ex h b some of the top show horses in South America. He credits the hi aability ab ilit to maintain the dual responsibilities to the generous nature of the Santibaneses, Sant Sa ti whose support of the Arabian industry includes making his hi h is se services available to their friends. Many of those friends are clients of Rinaldo R Ri ina n l Longuini. Fo or N For Nascimento, the close relationship is nothing new; he has known LLonguini Lo ong for years, and credits the trainer as one of the principal in nfl flu u influences in his career. Wh W he Arthur Nascimento decided to become an Arabian horse trainer, he When no o no on n was surprised. He had spent his formative years at Fabio Diniz’s one Haras H Ha ara Vanguarda, where his father worked, and where he himself took a jo jjob b in the broodmare division as a teenager. He made the transition to ttraining raa there, learning from the farm’s trainer at the time, and then when wh w hen n he he left, leeft left f , preparing prrep p epar a in ar ng Vanguarda’s Vang Va ngua uard rd da horses for American Jeff Schall to show. Eventually, to further his skills, Nascimento moved on to Haras JM for three years, and then transferred to the Salibas’ Ilha da Chapada before spending a year at Midwest in the United States. There he spent more time with a horseman he had been acquainted with in Brazil—Rinaldo Longuini. At Midwest, the two cemented a friendship, and when Nascimento returned to Brazil, he spent a few months at Longuini Training Center before signing on with Haras Mayed in 2004. “Now we are more than friends,” he qualifies. “We are like brothers.” For the past six years, Nascimento has shown national champions for Longuini Training Center and its clients. “Rinaldo helped a lot with my first national champion in Brazil,” he says. “That was Alfredo Hasbun’s mare, LL Beauty ofile individuals as Uruguayan National Dream, in 2008.” After that came others, including such high-profile Champion Justa Magnum and JJ Magnums Diamond, Argentinean National Champion Mare. What is the best thing about being part of the Longuini Training Center team? “It has been so successful because Rinaldo is a great trainer,” Nascimento says as a preface, and then adds, “but also, he makes his customers his friends. I believe in that, and Haras Mayed is like that too. When you are a part of his team, you have great fun because everyone shares in the success.” Arthur Nascimento lives with his girlfriend, Viviane Feitosa, and their son, Nicolas—who also are a part of the family at Longuini Training Center. 78 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES


DAGMAR GORDIANO Dagmar Gordiano began his professional career as a trainer in 1993 at Polé Levy’s Haras Capim Fino, when ZeZe Rodrigues, Sandro Pinha and Rinaldo Longuini headed the show horse operation there. He spent the most time with Pinha and Longuini, and it was Longuini with whom he developed such a friendship that when he resigned from Capim Fino in 2004, it was to join the staff at Longuini Training Center. Today, Gordiano presents horses for the center’s clients to championship results in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Uruguay, and has picked up his share of national titles in the U.S. and Canada. how w ri ing n , he h Reviewing the many accomplished horses he has partnered in the show ring, hi fi demurs at choosing favorites, but cites one of particular importance—his first top national titlist, Korynna HCF, 2001 Brazilian National Reserve Champion Mare. There have been many since, but winning alone does not explain the satisfaction that Gordiano finds in working with Rinaldo Longuini. “It’s the kind of person Rinaldo is,” he says. “He is like family, but more importantly, like a brother. He loves to have fun at what he does and with everyone he’s involved with. Our training techniques happen to be the same, but what makes the difference is that when people are happy and they work together as brothers, it becomes a very successful relationship. It’s successful not just for the people at Longuini, but also for those who are our clients and friends.” For Dagmar Gordiano, the association of Midwest adds a valuable dimension to the operation. “The Midwest family and Longuini families are basically one,” he says. They share many friends and clients, which makes the relationship even more special. And of course, between the headliners at Longuini and the stellar lineup at Midwest, he has had the opportunity to work with some of the most famous horses in the breed, from Magnum Psyche and DA Valentino to Maggdalina and Da Vinci FM, with several other faces in between. As a member of Team Longuini, he shows not only in South America, but also at major shows in the United States and Canada. “Training horses is a dream come true,” Gordiano says, and he is grateful that his girlfriend, Elaine Mendes, understands and supports his commitment to Arabians. “The Arabian horse is basically my life. Working with Arabians, and with Rinaldo Longuini and our clients and friends—that makes me happy and complete.” OCTOBER 2010 | 79


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SHAHDRA JULLYANI JM *Jullyani x Maleeshah JM, by *Style SRA

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER FILLY

with Longuini Training 2010 Campo Grande Show – Champion Filly

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2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER SENIOR STALLION

with Longuini Training Belo Horizonte Show – Champion Stallion Scottsdale Champion VISIT OUR FARM IN OCALA, FLORIDA 12600 NE JACKSONVILLE ROAD ANTHONY, FLORIDA 32617 (352) 351-0083 JOSEALVESFILHO@REBIC.COM.BR • WWW.HARASJM.COM.BR

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SUPER MARC QR Marc x LC Supremacy, by Padrons Psyche

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER FILLY

with Greg Gallテコn Brazilian Show Champion Filly

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JR BURMAGNY Burman HVP x JR Magnificarash, by AB Magnum

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UNBRIDLED LOVE Magnum Chall VHP x GR Katalina, by Psyches Legacy

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER FILLY 2010 S達o Jo達o da Boa Vista Show Champion Filly

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EL YLLAD Yllan El Jamaal x Dora Van Ryad, by Ryad El Jamaal

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER JUNIOR COLT 2010 Avaré Show Res. Champion Junior Colt 2010 Interestadual Show Champion Class 6 to 9 months 2010 Bragança Paulista Show Champion Class 6 to 9 months

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MAGNUM CHARISMA Magnum Psyche x Chayya HVP, by Don El Chall

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER SENIOR MARE 2010 Interestadual Show Champion Mare

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Yllan El Jamaal x Nuzyrma Dinn SA, by Nuzyr HCF

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER FILLY 2010 Avaré Show 1st Place Filly

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SIMCA Nesj El Khibo x Henrylla UB, by Yllan El Jamaal

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER JUNIOR FILLY 2010 Avarテゥ Show Champion Junior Filly

Available for purchase

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BACANO EL LEGACY Legacy Of Fame x Michelle HVP, by Magnum Chall HVP

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER COLT 2009 Best Colt Of The Year 2010 Interestadual Show Champion Colt

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CHAMMYRA EL RYAD Ryad El Jamaal x Chammur, by Don El Chall

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER FILLY 2010 Interestadual Show Champion Filly

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HIMALAYA HPA Johann El Jamaal x Hagunia El Jamaal, by Ali Jamaal

2010 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CONTENDER YOUNG FILLY 2010 São João da Boa Vista Show Champion Junior Filly 2010 10 Araxá Show Champion Junior FFilly

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DULCINEA

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Denali BHF x Felisha BHF, by Falcon BHF 2009 Scottsdale Champion Mare 窶「 2009 U.S. National Champion Junior Mare

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Thank you Rinaldo for our great success!

2008 - 2010 DULCINEA BHF Denali BHF x Felisha BHF

2008 — 4 BRAZILIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Justa Magnum, Laman HVP, Hahirma El Hylan & JR Burmagny

2010 URUGUAYAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW

2009 — HLP Darkyna, Brazilian National Champion shown by Rinaldo and sold at auction for highest price in 10 years.

*Justa Magnum (Magnum Psyche x S Justatinkerbell) Champion Stallion & Reserve Grand Champion Male

Dulcinea BHF, U.S. National Champion Junior Mare shown by Rinaldo.

HLP Felicity Of Laman (Laman HVP x Fellicity Serondella) Champion Jr. Filly & Reserve Grand Champion Female

2010 — Prestic, Champion Iowa Gold Star Yearling Filly

HLP Dalila (Nuzyr HCF x Grizama HCF) Reserve Champion Filly

Kharalisa BPA, purchased through Rinaldo, competing at U.S. Nationals with Greg Gallún

*Mars Simbayeva HEC (Mars Simbad HEC x Khyara HEC) Champion Mare & Champion Liberty Class Mare

HLP Faraon (Justa Magnum x Mars Simbayeva HEC) Champion Jr. Colt & Grand Champion Male

HLP Dubai Fame (Legacy Of Fame x Ruzianna HCF) Champion Colt

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HLP FARAON

Justa Magnum x Mars Simbayeva HEC

HLP DARKINA FAME Legacy Of Fame x Arkina HCF

PRESTIC

Magnum Psyche x Padrons Contessa

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H AHIRMA EL HYLAN Hylan x Hami Vasc

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Varian Arabians’

Summer Jubilee by Mary Kirkman ~ photos by Yvonne Scott

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arian Arabians’ annual Summer Jubilee is now 26 years young, a fixture on the calendar of many horse lovers. What’s not to like about spending three days on the central coast of California, in a picturesque setting, with some of the breed’s best horses? Each day offers an education in the history of the Arabian, lots of hands-on horsemanship, good food and good company. And there is the opportunity to buy a horse with ability, potential and a pedigree. This year’s Summer Jubilee, held August 6-8, attracted a capacity crowd of more than 200 people from both the United States and Canada. Many newcomers came with previous attendees, and the enthusiasm was not only noticeable, but infectious.

“Besides the number of purchased horses, the most memorable thing about this year’s Summer Jubilee was that the people were just simply ready to have a good time,” says Sheila Varian. “It was a very upbeat weekend. There were so many people who hadn’t been here before, and maybe didn’t even have horses, but they got totally involved because of the beauty of the farm and horses, and the friendliness of everyone to everyone.” Varian smiles that previous attendees—some of whom return year after year—seek out their favorite horses on the ranch, and in the free times, often can be seen guiding new visitors from barn to barn. “People that have been here before want to share how much they have enjoyed it with people who are just coming.”

Bob Hart and his clients purchased five horses: left to right, Dana Lockhart and Marenza V; Sarah Lockhart with Madame Jullyen V; Audrey and Bob Hart, with Shiloh Jullyen V; Ron and Rebecca Rash, with Sweet Kate V; Max Torbert and Bobby Stuckenhoff, with Kachina Juell V; and Sheila Varian.

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“It’s always a great venue,” notes Bob Hart, who attended with his daughter, Audrey, and brought four sets of Vallejo III clients. “I enjoy watching the new people, how interested they are in the Arabian breed. It’s so much fun to see them enjoy it, trying to figure it out and learn about it. Sheila’s Summer Jubilee is always great for that.” Like many other professionals, he says that the weekend can be an important educational resource for horse owners. “It’s so good for clients to go there, because there is so much history of the Arabian breed,” he says. “Not just of Varian Arabians, but of the breed.” For the trainers, although the festive atmosphere is appreciated, the agenda relates to business. Liz Bentley, of IIB Farms, also was a return visitor, and this year was accompanied by clients. “Sheila had a tremendous sale,” Bentley says. “We could have even bought more. As a trainer, I have to be very accountable for everything we buy, so I buy the horses that I absolutely know I can train or show successfully.” There were others, she indicates, that she would love to have speculated upon.

Phyllis Lindamoud with Crystal Jewel V.

“The main reason I go there is that I believe in what Sheila’s breeding,” says Hart. “They have proven to be the right bloodlines for what we want to do. They are quality horses—and it’s hard to find quality horses these days, since so many people have quit breeding.” In 2010, 20 horses changed hands at the Summer Jubilee. Two who were advertised as part of the group were selected prior to the weekend, and there was a sprinkling of Varian horses who were not part of the Jubilee offering but were targeted by attendees for purchase. “It was the most horses we’ve ever sold,” Varian observes, and adds that this year, she tried especially hard to guess the strength of the market and suit the prices accordingly. “I dropped our prices some—but a lovely mare sold for $60,000 and a number of horses for $30,000 or $40,000.” Hart agreed. “She had really good horses in her private treaty sale,” he says, “and she had them fairly priced.” While the sale horses featured prominently in the weekend—they were shown Friday and Saturday,

Matthew Rails was given a Jullyen El Jamaal gelding for his birthday at last year’s Summer Jubilee. This year, he was back to have his hat autographed by fellow attendees.

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under saddle and at liberty, as well as in the barns during the free periods—they were only part of the action. Another highlight was this year’s clinicians, trainers Margie and Brett Becker of Grass Valley, Calif., who conducted seminars on Friday and Saturday afternoons. In one light-hearted event, Liz Bentley and Bob Hart were volunteered to ride horses they didn’t know. With Bentley on the western gelding San Souci V and Hart on the hunter Kijan El Jullyen, Becker called instructions on how to work the horses in their disciplines—which his riders sometimes did and sometimes didn’t follow. As trainers often do, they did whatever they wanted, and everyone was in on the fun. On the Mare Walk: Joy Kagawa, who purchased Alabama Mac V, with Varian broodmare Kashmir NA.

Another attraction of each Becker seminar was a lesson for two Jubilee participants riding the Varian breeding stallion Maclintock V. Attendees drew lots for the honors, and to the delight of the crowd, when the raff le tickets were picked out of a hat, the winners were Alice Sullivan and Lauren Varian, Sheila’s niece. There were other exhibitions as well. Portuguese horseman Joao Serra Coelho of Los Acres Ranch in Stockton, Calif., presented a “Bloodless Bullfighting Demonstration,” with his Bravado Bey V son, Once N Alifetime, while Sheila conducted “Desensitizing to Resensitizing,” with the Maclintock V son Jubilation. And Mike Perez reprised his popular “Helpful Hints The Varian Way.”

Lauren Varian on Maclintock V takes a lesson from Brett Becker.

Sheila Varian and Jubilation.

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All three days included viewings of the Varian Arabians stallions and their 2010 foals. “Jullyen El Jamaal—people buy his offspring right and left because they are beautiful and train under saddle,” Varian says, ticking off a list of the headliners. “And everybody always loves Audacious PS. He’s probably the sweetest horse who ever lived, and the one who is always willing to put on a show.” Maclintock V has attracted a devoted fan club, but with his quintessential Varian pedigree, he is sometimes short of Varian mares. “I wish I had more Maclintock V babies,” Varian says. “Everybody loves him, and I need more outcross mares to fill the desire for his offspring. Then Bel Aire V is our youngest stallion, and he is a champion in halter and English pleasure. He is a very dynamic stallion, with his youngsters just coming on now in the national arena.”


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Margie Becker with Kijan El Jullyen.

Alice Sullivan on Maclintock V.

And there was the always-endearing Mare Walk on Sunday morning, in which guests accompany Varian to the pastures to meet her legendary broodmares. Another frequent feature of the Summer Jubilee is the cowboy poet and musician, Dave Stamey. This year, his Saturday night performance drew a standing ovation. Rounding out the scene at the Summer Jubilee was a battery of carefully-chosen vendors and catering that kept the crowd going. Continental breakfasts in the morning and appetizers and wine in the evening anchored the days, but Saturday’s Santa Maria Style Barbeque luncheon and Sunday morning’s Over-TheTop Champagne Brunch got the highest marks. “It’s fun, you have your history, and there is nothing that can beat Saturday night when they have Dave Stamey doing a concert,” Liz Bentley observes. “No one’s too old or too young to enjoy it, or too knowledgeable or unknowledgeable. You don’t have to be an Arabian horse owner to appreciate the depth of quality and life there.”

Sheila Varian on Jubilation.

“Some who hadn’t been here before said it was a lifechanging experience,” Sheila Varian says. “We heard that over and over. One gentleman’s wife had never been interested in horses, and she ended up falling in love with a very pretty young mare and purchased her. He was absolutely thrilled because now his wife is involved in something he loves.” “The Summer Jubilee is really a special horse event,” Liz Bentley says, trying to explain the extraordinary draw of Varian Arabians and its annual August gala. “It’s a great area, with a perfect climate, and it has great vendors. It’s a positive, fun event—a celebration of the horse and of Arabian history.” But there are deeper reasons for its continued success, she says. “Sheila’s a great breeder.” She and her husband, Dave, are already planning to return next year with clients. “There was a great spirit and energy there,” she ref lects. “This was the best one I’d been to—and all have been really good! I hope that’s a sign of the times.” ■

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Leaders Of The Times: October Calendar Feature

Magnum Psyche The King of Kings by Colleen Scott As with anything of great beauty, mere words cannot explain what is magical, indescribable—almost otherworldly. Such is the case with Magnum Psyche, arguably the most influential Arabian stallion today. Although reams have been written about this magnificent stallion, his owner Fernando de Santibanes, and longtime friend, handler and manager David Boggs, capturing Magnum’s spirit, presence and impressive aura remains an elusive task. He is larger than life, and not just because he has been validated internationally as a hallmark of the Arabian breed. He is larger than life because of something nearly indefinable—something that takes the breath away from anyone who has ever seen him. Most Arabian horse aficionados know the story of Magnum Psyche, but elements of it bear repeating to set the stage here. Sired by another household name in the industry, Padrons Psyche, and out of the mare A Fancy Miracle (x *Sasaki), Magnum Psyche caught the attention of David Boggs at the Region 12 Championship Show in 1996. One of many people who went back to the youngster’s stall, Boggs didn’t waste any time in trying to acquire him. “Luckily, I was in the front of the line,” he recalls of that pivotal moment. Boggs was successful in purchasing the yearling for Midwest clients John and Tracey Benoit. The stallion would ultimately be resold to Fernando de Santibanes in 1998 and become the cornerstone of the Haras Mayed breeding program. Already named the 1996 U.S. National Champion Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt, Magnum dominated the show ring in 1998, capturing stallion championships at the Ohio Buckeye, Region 15, Canadian Nationals (unanimously) and U.S. Nationals, all with Boggs at the lead. He then took a six-year break from the show ring in order to focus on the next step in his career, that of a breeding stallion. In the early part of the new millennium, one could say it was a new day in the Arabian horse industry too, as 110 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

Magnum Psyche offspring began proving themselves in the show ring. Maggdalina earned the title of U.S. National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly in 2000, and in 2002, went on to win both the U.S. and Canadian National Championships in Futurity Fillies. That same year, Amelia B was U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly and PA Magnanimous was the Canadian National Champion Junior Stallion. That was only the beginning of what would be a long line of champions sired by Magnum. Others that have been in the spotlight include: JJ La Estrella, Magnum Chall HVP, LD Pistal, Maggdalene, GAA Millenia, Taleed El Qardabiyah, Fausto CHR, Ames Charisma, Ames Image, NBW Angels Kiss and MM Magnum Butterfly, to name just a few. Magnum Psyche’s get have been just as successful on the international stage, with Justa Magnum named 2008 Brazilian National Champion Young Stallion; Magnum Forty Four, Australian East Coast and National Stud Show Champion; JJ La Estrella, Brazilian National Champion Mare; and FS Magnums Madonna, the Aachen Champion Show Filly, bred by Haras Mayed.


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While Magnum Psyche’s get have proven to be show ring sensations with global appeal, what is perhaps even more noteworthy is their ability to produce champions. Like their sire, the get of Magnum Psyche have carried the torch forward. For example, Amelia B is the dam of multiple national champions, including Eccentric Valentino. JJ La Estrella has produced the Scottsdale Champion Just Astrella; Ames Charisma has sired multi-champion True Desire LL; DD Crown Jewell is the dam of Da Joia, the 2010 Scottsdale Champion in Arabian Breeding Yearling Fillies January 1 – April 15; and WH Justice has sired world, European, All Nations Cup, Middle East, international and national champions. And that’s just brushing the surface. At this year’s Iowa Gold Star, Magnum Psyche get and grandget dominated the winner’s circle, with Olympiaa claiming the Champion Gold Star Yearling Auction Filly title, while Fausto Bey (by the Magnum son Fausto CRH) was Reserve Champion Gold Star Yearling Auction Colt. Other titlists included Prestic, JJ Evening Star, SKF Magnum PI, and Faustella ORA (by Fausto CRH). It would be near impossible to list every championship garland earned by a Magnum son or daughter around the world, or even to list those earned by the next generation. To start to comprehend how the stallion’s ability to sire such sought-after Arabian horses, one needs only to look at the leading sire statistics. Magnum Psyche holds not just one record, or even a handful, but dozens of records—a feat unparalleled in the industry:

• Leading Sire at Scottsdale 2001-2010 (in 2007 and 2008 for both halter and performance, in 2010 for purebred halter and performance combined) • Leading Sire of Halter Champions at the U.S. Nationals Championships 2001-2008 • Leading Sire of Halter Champions at the Canadian National Championships 2001-2007 • Leading Sire of Breeders Sweepstakes Champions 2001-2005 • Leading Juvenile Sire 2001, 2002 and 2003, setting an all-time industry record. • Leading Sire of Champions 2000-2007, 2009 and 2010 at the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival. • Leading Sire of Champions at the Iowa Gold Star in 2010 • Leading Sire of Argentine National Show Championships 2001-2008. While it has been predominantly the Magnum Psyche offspring in the spotlight during the last decade, their legendary father has made two widely heralded show ring appearances himself. In 2004, after a six-year show ring hiatus, he returned to the national stage, claiming the title of U.S. National Champion Stallion. In 2009, he proved that at 14, he was still at the top of his game when he and Boggs took the Supreme Championship at the Scottsdale Show. “He’s as perfect now as he ever was as a yearling or a 2-yearold,” says Boggs. “He could show whenever he wanted. At Scottsdale, the response from people was overwhelming.” Magnum Psyche remains the light of everyone’s eyes at Midwest and the light of his owner’s eye as well. “Fernando has a love for this horse, and the horse for him,” says Boggs. “They go for walks when they are at the Scottsdale farm together. He’s not a trainer, so Magnum doesn’t have to do anything or be anything but himself with him. He’s very proud of Magnum and he honors Magnum.”

Fernando de Santibanes with Magnum Psyche (Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle).

That Santibanes has elected to share this magnificent stallion, who means so much to so many, is truly a gift. The world over, from his birthplace in Florida to Minnesota to Scottsdale to the far reaches of the Middle East, Europe and South America—Magnum Psyche has been and continues to be an indelible influence on the Arabian horse breed. ■

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IOWA GOLD STAR Another Successful Year

by Colleen Scott

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hat Kim Matthias and Jill Rittmer, Iowa Gold Star Futurity co-chairs, hear a lot when they talk to Arabian horse enthusiasts around the country are things like: “Oh, I’ve always wanted to come to that show.” “I hear that show is a blast!” “I’m hoping to get up there next year.” “I can win how much money?” What is the one thing they never hear? According to Matthias “Nobody walks away saying they aren’t coming back. Once they’ve been to the Gold Star, they want to make it a part of their show schedule every year,” she says. So what’s the attraction of Des Moines, Iowa in September? This year, it was flappers, gangsters, cops and robbers, special attractions like Equine Extremist Tommie Turvey, elaborate free meals and parties, entertainment for the kids … along with the most

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acclaimed stallions and their offspring in the Arabian horse industry. If that weren’t enough to make trainers and amateurs from around the country load up their trailers and head to the heartland, the tens of thousands of dollars in prize money most surely would. All one need do is look at the responses to the amateur profile question, “Besides Nationals, what is your favorite show?” to see that the votes are in: the Iowa Gold Star organizers have figured it out. Not only a top-rated show in the unscientific sampling of the amateurs profiled in the September and October issues of the Times, but also the 2009 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Award winner for favorite show, the Iowa Gold Star has lots to offer to everyone: trainers, owners, breeders, exhibitors and their friends and families. How has the show become one of the most wildly successful and popular? Organizers adopted the Field of Dreams attitude “build it and they will come.” So just what did they build?


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THE FUTURITY _______________________________________________ A group of dedicated Arabian owners and breeders began working on the rebirth of the Iowa Gold Star Futurity in 2003 as a means of drawing more excitement and participation in what was once a simple Class A show and futurity program. As with other futurity programs around the country, the concept is for people to purchase breedings to nominated stallions, building a significant treasury. Those monies are then distributed to the offspring of the nominated stallions participating in the Futurity classes at future shows. In the case of the Iowa Gold Star Futurity, the funds are available not only to those who purchase breedings at each year’s annual Stallion Service Auction, but also to any owner of a nominated stallion’s get, provided the owner pays the nomination fee to enter the horse. Another element making the Gold Star program unique is that it offers classes for both purebreds and partbreds. The appeal of the program to breeders is clear—it is far easier to market a foal that has earning potential than one who does not. More and more horse purchasers are looking for horses that offer the chance of winning back money by doing what many owners like to do—show. One of the judges, Janice McCrea Wight, says the Iowa Gold Star Futurity has been a great addition, benefitting Arabian horses around the country. “The futurity

programs, including the Iowa Gold Star, have infused a much needed shot of enthusiasm to the industry,” she says. David Boggs, Midwest, says the Iowa Gold Star is second to none in the country. “Of all the major futurities, it is the best in the nation right now. They are so pro-breeder and go out of their way to make their program and show exhibitor-friendly.” The Stallion Service Auction, traditionally held on Friday evening, has become something of a “must-attend” event in Arabian horse circles with the top stallions in the industry represented. This year’s auction drew more than 650 attendees, and when all was said and done, the one hundred purebred breedings and 53 partbred breedings totaled an astounding $367,100; funds that will be distributed to the winning offspring of those stallions in future years. Says Greg Knowles, who acted as emcee and auctioneer at the Stallion Service Auction for the fourth year, “In this modern era of horse shows, anytime you can get 5 or 600 people together in a room, get them excited about some great stallions and future prize money—it’s really fun to be a part of it. It’s a great event, a great opportunity for horse breeders, trainers and owners to come together. I wish we had something like it in the west that time of the year,” he says. To get an understanding of what helps get Stallion Service Auction attendees so excited, besides having the opportunity to purchase breedings to incredible stallions, just take a look at the payouts for 2010 (which were based

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on the proceeds from the 2007 Stallion Service Auction). The champions in the Purebred Yearling Auction Colt and Filly classes were each awarded nearly $28,000, with the yearling owner taking home 80% and stallion owner 20%. In the colt class, Prince Jadir JMT (Prince Valentino x Legacy’s AmericanRose) owned and shown by Jason Tackett, made a trip to the winner’s circle. Reserve Champion Colt, taking home nearly $14,000 was Fausto Bey (Fausto CRH x GL Hawkeye), owned by Bonnie Matthias and with Jocelyn Hazlewood at the lead. In the Filly class, Jim and Sally Bedeker’s Olympiaa (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage) was led to the winner’s circle by Jocelyn Hazlewood and Reserve Champion, TM Mona Lisa (Da Vinci FM x CR Lilly), Don and Janey Morse’s entry, was led by Jason Tackett. Significant payouts were also made to the Top Ten in each of those classes, as well as in partbred classes, amateur to handle classes and most recently added to the payout lineup, performance classes. _______________________________________________

THE COMPETITION _______________________________________________ The result of the significant prize money over the years has been to increase the show’s ability to draw both highcaliber, competitive horses and a significant number of them. While numbers of in-hand entries are dwindling around the country, those at the Iowa Gold Star are increasing. Nearly 70 yearlings were entered this year in the auction fillies and colts classes, and entries were also high in other age divisions. With the offspring of the most notable stallions in the industry eligible to compete

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(think Baske Afire, DA Valentino, DS Major Afire, *Fausto CRH, Hesa Zee, Jake Jamaal JCA, Magnum Chall HVP, Justify, KM Bugatti, LD Pistal, Maddox Van Ryad, Magnum Psyche, Odyssey SC, Regal Actor JP, Sundance Kid V, to name a few), it isn’t just quantity at the Gold Star—it’s quality. “The competition, especially in the yearling classes, is Scottsdale or Nationals quality,” says Mike Neal who, along with his clients, took home multiple wins in a number of different in-hand and performance divisions from this year’s show. Travis Rice, Midwest, says the competition at the Gold Star this year was as deep as he’s experienced anywhere. “The classes there were really tough. Getting a top ten at the Iowa Gold Star means something,” he says. Wight says, “I was very impressed by the numbers and the quality of the horses at the Iowa Gold Star. The classes were very deep in quality and I believe some superstars will emerge. I commend the breeders and stallion owners for supporting the Iowa Gold Star program. It was an honor to judge.” _______________________________________________

THE JUDGING SYSTEM _______________________________________________ While the Arabian Horse Association has transitioned to a point system for judging in-hand classes, the Iowa Gold Star continues to use the traditional, comparative judging method of judging for in-hand classes, something many people feel add to its appeal. “I think


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people enjoy the manner in which the Iowa Gold Star allows the horses to be shown,” says Jeff Schall, Shada, Inc. “It’s a very festive and high energy environment. We are fortunate to live in an area of the country where these kinds of shows exist to give people the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of the breed,” he says. Rice agrees. “This is an entertainment business,” he says. “Allowing people to see the horses in the ring at the same time next to each other is really fun and exciting for everybody.” At this year’s show, there was no shortage of excitement. “We had work-offs in the halter classes,” says Boggs. “And the crowd went absolutely crazy.” _______________________________________________

THE FUN _______________________________________________ Besides offering the chance to win big money and see the best of the best compete, organizers wanted to be sure there was something for everyone. As the payouts, nominations and participation grew, they built on the audience they were generating by centering each year’s celebration (and it can be called nothing short of one) around a theme. Through the years there’s been the Fabulous Fifties, Pirates, Wild, Wild West and this year, the Roaring Twenties. The theme is traditionally incorporated into the show by creating characters with stories in advance, during the show with actors, special skits and décor, and at the Stallion Service Auction (this year appropriately named the Gangster Gala). Exhibitors are encouraged to dress up and slip into character (Matthias adopted the persona Candy for the weekend and Rittmer was Gigi), adding a whole new element of fun and excitement to the show. The Roaring Twenties was also apparent in the cuisine served throughout the weekend—all for free. Says Boggs, “There are so many barn parties and presentations, you actually have to get on the schedule. It is an incredible show with exhibitor-friendly events and activities. The hospitality of the Midwest is just overflowing at this show. There is something all day, every day.” This year proved no exception to the incredible generosity of sponsors. Capone Cakes & Coffee was sponsored by Matthias Arabians; Bonnie & Clyde Breakfast by Strand’s Arabian Stables, The Charleston Chew by Randy Sullivan

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Training Center, Dillinger Brunch by Prairie Gem Stables, Flapper Jack Breakfast by Joe Betten, Baby Face Brunch by Lucky & Raegen Lurken, owners of Magnum Chall HVP, Bootlegger Bash by the Arabian Horse Times and Burlesque Bender by Triple D Productions. The Stallion Service Auction featured comedian Willie Farrell, courtesy of AKS Farms. Thought of by many as the highlight of the show’s social events was the Midwest-sponsored Lindy Swing Fling held Thursday immediately following the evening classes. The stallions of Midwest quite literally kicked up their heels for opening night of the show. An overflow crowd of some 500 guests filled the “Spectacular Stallion Speakeasy,” enjoying the Midwest stallions, food, drink and music from the Killer Hayseeds. In keeping with the Gold Star’s Roaring Twenties theme, the “Speakeasy” was really the transformed Cattle Barn Annex building. Shimmery red fabric flags with long runners of matching fabric draped between, camouflaged the ceiling. Flapper girls with their zoot suit guy peered from an illusion of black draped windows on a north wall of white chiffon illuminated with uplighting. Crushed black satin table linens and black chairs with red sash bow ties and centerpieces of glowing candles completed the lounge look where guests enjoyed a delicious whole hog barbecue before the show began. Jake Boggs and his friend, Carlos, started things off presenting Trigger, a miniature Palomino and one of Midwest’s Sicilian burros, respectively. Although they were a tough act to follow, David Boggs handily took over with the presentation of Judith Wagner’s original painting, the

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likeness of which appeared on the cover of the 2010 Iowa Gold Star show program. The renowned Arabian artist pledged half the proceeds from the auction of the painting to Hope Street/Power Source Ministries for helping and caring for homeless people in need. Jim and Sally Bedeker, Gemini Arabians, of Morris, Ill., were the winning bidders. The star studded stallion presentation followed, opening with Magnum Chall HVP, Scottsdale, Canadian, U.S. and Brazilian National Champion owned by Lucky and Raegen Lurken. He was presented by Sandro Pinha. The excitement continued throughout the presentation as one after another of the studs took center stage. All in all, 14 stallions were presented. Superstars DA Valentino, Da Vinci FM, LD Pistal, Vitorio TO, Eccentric Valentino and Maddox Van Ryad were amongst the genetic giants of the breed on stage that action-packed night. As a special treat to guests, renowned Brazilian breeder Paulo Levy made the trip to present his stallion Cajun Prince HCF. The bay stallion maintains a commanding presence at age 21 and the team enjoyed a warm welcome from party guests. Aude Espourteille, Deor Farms, was another Arabian horse enthusiast who traveled quite a distance to attend the Gold Star—all the way from Oregon. “I went to the Iowa Gold Star last year to watch and LOVED it!” she says. “We have had A Jakarta in the Iowa Gold Star Stallion Breeding Auction for several years and have watched this show expand immensely. I find it to be the most exciting and fun show of the year … plus the money! So I flew out again this year from Oregon to have the time of my life with my Midwest friends and family! I will no doubt be back next year with A Jakarta and his foals to compete,” she says.


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With the classes, parties, stallion presentations and special entertainment, it is easy to see not only why exhibitors and spectators come from around the country and world, but once in Des Moines, are prone to stay on the fairgrounds, afraid if they leave, they’ll miss out on something! Troy Peterson, trainer at Tamar Arabians in Weatherford, Texas, made the 12-hour trip to Des Moines with 16 horses this year. “It was a great show. Every one of the clients we took had a blast and came home and told everyone else how much fun they had. I think I’ll have an even bigger group next year,” he says. “It is a horse show that is about the exhibitors.”

2010 Stallion of Significance Magnum Chall HVP, owned by Raegen and Lucky Lurken.

Lurken, whose horse Magnum Chall HVP was honored at this year’s show as “Stallion of Significance,” concurs with Peterson’s assessment. “They make the show really fun,” he says. “In my opinion, the Iowa Gold Star and Scottsdale Show are the two top shows in the country right now. People were really excited to be there. The organizers of the show are wonderful people that really care. It’s one of the best experiences in the horse business we’ve ever had,” he says. “The Gold Star Futurity is an established favorite show for us,” says Boggs. “Our clients enjoy the friendly competition between the best show horses in the breed and the atmosphere is energized and great fun. The venue of the Iowa State Fairgrounds has a nostalgic feel with big, old trees and well-maintained brick buildings trimmed in white. I think it’s a place where people feel very welcome, first by the setting and then by the terrific team of people that work so hard to make this event a huge success.” Receiving accolades like that is no accident. Matthias and Rittmer try to be sure every show attendee is paid the kind of attention that makes them want to return. They start by making things as easy as possible for trainers and farm owners. “We drive around with a hospitality cart of drinks and snacks while people are setting up and we pre-deliver the bedding,” she says. Demonstrations, educational activities, dancing and shopping with a wide variety of vendors also filled the time between class sessions, helping the Gold Star earn its reputation as the place to be. “We try to provide things for everyone, even if they aren’t there to show,” says Rittmer. One of their innovative forms of entertainment

2010 Breeder of Significance honoree Dale Henriksen of Henriksen Arabians.

in 2010 was “The Gametruck”, a gaming area for kids, set up with all the popular electronic games such as Wii, PlayStation, etc. Other popular activities included Tommie Turvey, Equine Extremist, doing stunt riding, and musical entertainment provided by two different bands. _______________________________________________

THE FUTURE _______________________________________________ What’s on tap for the future? According to Matthias, they will continue working to create the kind of atmosphere that generates friendship and camaraderie. Next year, besides more money, more fun, and even more exhibitorfriendly activities and services, the popular stallion presentation, which had traditionally been held on Thursday night, will return. The theme for the 2011 Iowa Gold Star is “The Golden Renaissance”—think jousting knights, tankards of ale and the king’s court! So start looking now for your costumes, nominate your horse (if it is sired by an eligible stallion) and mark your calendar for Labor Day Weekend. You can’t afford to, nor would you want to, miss another Iowa Gold Star! ■

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2010 Iowa Gold Star Futurity Show

Result s

September 2-6, 2010, Des Moines, Iowa

Most Classic Head Champion WINGS MON CHERIE (Monarcc x Velvet Wings), shown by owner Julie Koch.

Arabian Filly Yearling Champion PRESTIC (Magnum Psyche x Padrons Contessa), shown by David Boggs for owner Luciano Cury.

Results provided by the Iowa Gold Star Futurity. Most Classic Head – Champion: WINGS MON CHERIE (Monarcc x Velvet Wings), Ex: Julie Koch, O: Julie Koch; Reserve: PSTATUS PSYMBOL IWF (Psyncopation x Cinnamon), Ex: Troy White, O: Dana Jordan.

Purebred Halter

Arabian Auction Filly Yearling ATH Champion OLYMPIAA (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), shown by Jocelyn Hazlewood for owner Sally Bedeker.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Champion JJ EVENING STAR (Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique), shown by David Boggs for owner Pamela Halbrook.

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Arabian Fillies Yearlings – Champion: PRESTIC (Magnum Psyche x Padrons Contessa), Ex: David Boggs, O: Luciano Cury; Reserve: RHR VALLACONTESSA (DA Valentino x Amety B), Ex: Steven Heathcott, O: Roger or Stephanie McMahon; Top Ten: ANGELLINAH WLF (Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF), Ex: Gilberto Valdez, O: Leslie Lurken; VALERENA (DA Valentino x RA Akua), Ex: Sandro Pinha, O: Rolyn or Judith Schmid; Love CHIMES LD (KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Les and Diane Van Dyke; DA VINCIS JEWEL (Da Vinci FM x Magnum Julep), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Sally Bedeker; HL VALLA (DA Valentino x HL Infactuation), Ex: Greg Hazlewood, O: Horseshoe Lake Arabians; MYS DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Natives Mystique), Ex: Ricardo Rivero, O: Joe or Kathleen Monroe; ABD MOVIE STARR (ATA Bey Starr x Magnums Mai Tai), Ex: Jordan Simons, O: Patricia Zbock; HJ PSIENNA GOLD (Legacy Of Fame x Psyduction SSA), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Beryl Vandre Emerich.


Arabian 3-Year-Old Filly Champion MIRRA MAAR (Sir Spattson x Embers Of Summer), shown by owner Patricia Moulton.

Arabian Colt/Gelding Yearling Champion VICTORIOUS LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), shown by David Boggs for owners Les and Diane Van Dyke.

Arabian Auction Colt/Gelding Yearling ATH Champion PRINCE JADIR JMT (Prince Valentino SRA x Legacys American Rose), shown by owner Jason Tackett.

Arabian Auction Fillies Yearlings ATH – Champion: OLYMPIAA (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), Ex: Jocelyn Hazlewood, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: TM MONA LISA (Da Vinci FM x CR Lilly), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Top Ten: HL VALLA VITORIA (DA Valentino x HL Infactuation), Ex: Anthony Marino, O: Horseshoe Lake Arabians; ALAURME (FS Ritz x Alauraa), Ex: Glenna Gruppen, O: Al and Glenna Gruppen; SEDUCTIVE J (Khadraj NA x Starina PGA), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Indira F. I. Van Handel and Lawrence Jerome; ALEXUS AC (Maserati WR x Dar Fire Biali), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Andrew and Christine Steffens; SHAQUIRA SRA (First Cyte x Angelique RF), Ex: Debbie Treadwell, O: Rhonda Nadine Baptiste; MAJORS VANITY (DS Major Afire x NC Katerina), Ex: Donald Camacho Jr, O: Jennifer Patterson; ALBUFINA ORA (Fausto CRH x LL Albufera), Ex: Janey Morse, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; BPA SOLPHIA (Psyncopation x Solada), Ex: Michael Browning, O: Michael and Lisa Browning.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Champion VVALIANTE (DA Valentino x Kkissthestars), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.

Arabian Fillies Three Years Old – Champion: MIRRA MAAR (Sir Spattson x Embers Of Summer), Ex: Patricia Moulton, O: Patricia Moulton.

Ten: CALVINTINO SRA (DA Valentino x LL Albufera), Ex: Steven Heathcott, O: Dan or Maureen Grossman; SIR KNJGHT WS (Sir Fames HBV x HK Najmenette), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Bertha Proctor; WR CROWN ROYALE (Magnum Psyche x Major Love Affair), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Donald Camacho Jr; GAI MANDALAY (A Jakarta x Gai Fantasha), Ex: Keith Krichke, O: Gainey Arabians; VOLTAIRE FM (Da Vinci FM x HL Infactuation), Ex: Cathy Wright, O: Tom and Cathy Wright; ROYAL CHARISMA XX (Ames Charisma x Baske Motion), Ex: Keith Krichke, O: Larry Schopf; CEASAR GA (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan, Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Sally Bedeker; BRONTES FM (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan), Ex: Sandro Pinha, O: Tom and Cathy Wright.

Arabian Colts/Geldings Yearlings – Champion: VICTORIOUS LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), Ex: David Boggs, O: Les and Diane Van Dyke; Reserve: MAASAI PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold MBW), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Donald and Ann Benson; Top

Arabian Auction Colts/Geldings Yearlings ATH – Champion: Prince JADIR JMT (Prince Valentino SRA x Legacys American Rose), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Jason Tackett; Reserve: FAUSTO BEY (Fausto CRH x GL Hawkeye Baybey), Ex: Jocelyn Hazlewood, O:

Arabian Fillies Two Years Old – Champion: JJ EVENING STAR (Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique), Ex: David Boggs, O: Pamela Halbrook; Reserve: LA ROSA FAME GL (Legacy Of Fame x Queen Of Sheba), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Susan Glendenning; Top Five: MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Bella Partnership; SYMPHONY OF LOVE (El Nabila B x HED Carmba), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Sally Bedeker; GAIBRIALLA (Khadraj NA x Gai Fantasha), Ex: Keith Krichke, O: Gainey Arabians.

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Arabian 3-Year-Old Colt Champion ECCENTRIC VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Amelia B), shown by Steven Heathcott for owner Felix Cantu.

Arabian 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion PSUPERSTITION (Psyncopation x RAS Mirrada), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner ACL Partnership.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion VALENTE LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Les and Diane Van Dyke.

Bonnie Matthias; Top Ten: LEONARDO GA (Da Vinci FM x True Desire LL), Ex: Anthony Marino, O: Sally Bedeker; UCELLO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Lawrence Jerome; PEREGRINE CHALL JMS (Falcon BHF x Satin Chall LL), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Mark Simons; PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), Ex: Leslie Lurken, O: Leslie Lurken; TOTALLY TRIUMPHANT (Odyssey SC x Kourisma), Ex: Adam Rickart, O: Dawn Labertew; SIR KEMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy), Ex: Andrew Steffens, O: Andrew Steffens; FLYING CLOUD BHF (Falcon BHF x BHF Shahs Love Song), Ex: Rob Punter, O: Keith Krichke; SHOWDOWN AT NOON (PA Hi-Noon x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then. Arabian Colts Two Years Old – Champion: VVALIANTE (DA Valentino x Kkissthestars), Ex: David Boggs, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: VALERIO (DA Valentino x Bey Amore), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Steve and Darla Miles; Top Five: SW FERRARI (RHR Marcedes x Fantastica HVP), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Don Manuel

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Arabians LLC; WP JAMESON (Magnum Psyche x WP Pikachu), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Beverly Kruse. Arabian Colts Three Years Old – Champion: ECCENTRIC VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Amelia B), Ex: Steven Heathcott, O: Felix Cantu. Arabian Geldings Two Years Old – Champion: VALENTE LD (DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Les and Diane Van Dyke; Reserve: JUSTTINIAN ( Justify x Shahmaica Bey), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Janene and Bob Boggs; Top Five: GQ NLA (Tuxedo Thyme ABA x Subtle Salute), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Rorie Lindell; WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Willow Tree Arabians; KISMET M (Magnum Chall HVP x Kalista M), Ex: Joshua Ahring, O: Joseph and Linda Berry. Arabian Geldings Three Years Old – Champion: PSUPERSTITION (Psyncopation x RAS Mirrada), Ex: Ricardo Rivero, O: ACL

Liberty Champion MADDOX VAN RYAD (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Sally Bedeker.

Partnership; Reserve: RHR APACHE (DS Major Afire x HL Infactuation), Ex: Terry Boggs, O: Terry Boggs; Top Five: EPIC LL (Magnum Chall HVP x GAA Millenia), Ex: Gilberto Valdez, O: Linda Lane; A TRUE STAR (Abold Afire x Vallejosummermist), Ex: Jill Rittmer, O: Jacy or Jill Rittmer. Liberty – Champion: MADDOX VAN RYAD (Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: PSUPERSTITION (Psyncopation x RAS Mirrada), Ex: Ricardo Rivero, O: ACL Partnership; Top Five: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Shan Wilson, O: Tom or Earleen Walter.

Purebred Performance Arabian Country English Pleasure Open – Champion: MD HALLELUJAH SUE (Hey Hallelujah x Westela), Ex: Ryan Strand, O: Ralph and Linda Hackett; Reserve: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Shan Wilson, O: Tom or Earleen Walter; Top Five: MONICA NA (Monarcc x


Gold Star Futurity

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Champion MD HALLELUJAH SUE (Hey Hallelujah x Westela), ridden by Ryan Strand for owners Ralph and Linda Hackett.

Naibara Sugaree), Ex: Jim Carr, O: Jim or Bonnie Carr; TOI STEALER (Matoi x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Jessica Maldonado, O: Tom or Earleen Walter; JJ MAGATO (Magnum Psyche x GG Melanie), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde.

Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR Champion OSCAR DE LA RENTA (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy), ridden by Stephanie Walter for owners Tom and Earleen Walter.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR Champion MALEAH MARIA (Sundance Kid V x Calla Maya), ridden by Jill Ann Mohr for owner Jen Mar Arabians.

Arabian Western Pleasure Open Champion PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), ridden by Pamela Rose for owner Ashley Corbin.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Champion SUNSATIONAL KID (Sundance Kid V x Mane Street), ridden by owner Joe Frizzell.

Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR – Champion: OSCAR DE LA RENTA (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Stephanie Walter, O: Tom or Earleen Walter; Reserve: TOI STEALER (Matoi x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Jessica Maldonado, O: Tom or Earleen Walter; Top Five: MD HALLELUJAH SUE (Hey Hallelujah x Westela), Ex: Linda Hackett, O: Ralph and Linda Hackett; MONICA NA (Monarcc x Naibara Sugaree), Ex: Jim Carr, O: Jim or Bonnie Carr; JJ MAGATO (Magnum Psyche x GG Melanie), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR – Champion: MALEAH MARIA (Sundance Kid V x Calla Maya), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: Jen Mar Arabians; Reserve: TAMAR ADAGIO (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Erin Douglass, O: Erin Douglass; Top Five: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Linda or Roger Berkland; RODEO ROAD (August Bey V x Mane Street), Ex: Joe Frizzell, O: Olivia Preher or David Stone; TAMAR PRESTIGE (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson.

Arabian Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: RODEO ROAD (August Bey V x Mane Street), Ex: Joe Frizzell, O: Olivia Preher or David Stone; Reserve: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tellsa), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; Top Five: TAMAR EUPHORIA (Neposzar x Tamar Emanda), Ex: Amelia Gunter, O: Amelia Gunter; SAS PISTOLERO (Remington Magnum x Precious Padron), Ex: Amy Swanson, O: Amy Swanson; SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Tammi Stoffel.

Arabian Western Pleasure Open – Champion: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Pamela Rose, O: Ashley Corbin; Reserve: PSYNSATIONAL PSY (Magnum Psyche x FA Jada), Ex: Jody Strand, O: Jill Ann Mohr; Top Five: MOMENTUM NA (Magnum Psyche x Mona Lisa V), Ex: Alan Clanton, O: TBBG LLC; TAMAR WESTERN FLIRT (Neposzar x SC Flirtation), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Kathleen Jordan; REMINGTON MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x Khasmir), Ex: Annette Hoefer, O: Terry or Deborah Strub.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR – Champion: SUNSATIONAL KID (Sundance Kid V x Mane Street), Ex: Joe Frizzell, O: Joe and Debbie Frizzell; Reserve: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Ashley Corbin; Top Five: TAMAR PRESTIGE (Mais Shah x Tamar Natalliya), Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; TAMAR EUPHORIA (Neposzar x Tamar Emanda), Ex: Amelia Gunter, O: Amelia Gunter; PSYNSATIONAL PSY (Magnum Psyche x FA Jada), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: Jill Ann Mohr.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR – Champion: MOMENTUM NA (Magnum Psyche x Mona Lisa V), Ex: Sylvia Rogan, O: TBBG LLC; Reserve: REMINGTON MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x Khasmir), Ex: Robyn Costello, O: Terry or Deborah Strub; Top Five: PSYNSATIONAL PSY (Magnum Psyche x FA Jada), Ex: Marc St. Andrews, O: Jill Ann Mohr; TAMAR WESTERN FLIRT (Neposzar x SC Flirtation), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Kathleen Jordan; JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Linda or Roger Berkland.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion RODEO ROAD (August Bey V x Mane Street), ridden by Joe Frizzell for owners Olivia Preher and David Stone.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open, Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR and AATR Champion CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), ridden by Jill Ann Mohr for owner ACL Partnership.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR Champion SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), ridden by Carolyn Shanks for owner Gary Shanks.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR Champion MOMENTUM NA (Magnum Psyche x Mona Lisa V), ridden by Sylvia Rogan for owner TBBG LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion SA JUST FANCY (Remington Magnum x Naska Leah), ridden by Jill Ann Mohr for owners Terry and Deborah Strub.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open – Champion: CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: ACL Partnership; Reserve: SA JUST FANCY (Remington Magnum x Naska Leah), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Terry or Deborah Strub; Top Five: TAMAR SAVOIR FAIRE (Neposzar x NDL Vanity Fair), Ex: Jamie Fox, O: Kelley, Brooke or Bradey Dowding; SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Kathleen Beck, O: Debbie and David Treadwell; DL PADPARADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen.

Reserve: SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: Debbie and David Treadwell; Top Five: LUCKY CHALL (Magnum Chall HVP x BB Magnolia), Ex: Nina Ung, O: Lissa Kucher; GLORIAAH (Heir To Glory x College Tuition), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Beverly Teigen; DR MAJOR IMPACT (DS Major Afire x DR Anna Belle), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR – Champion: CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: ACL Partnership; Reserve: SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Gary Shanks; Top Five: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tellsa), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; TAMAR SHENANDOAH (Neposzar x Tabrizia), Ex: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; SUCCESSOR AAL (Odyssey SC x TF Psyches Angel), Ex: Chelsea Knoop, O: Debbie and David Treadwell. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR – Champion: CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: ACL Partnership; Reserve: DL PADPARASHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen; Top Five: TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Cynthia Smith, O: Cynthia Smith; SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tellsa), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; MONICA NA (Monarcc x Naibara Sugaree), Ex: Jim Carr, O: Jim or Bonnie Carr. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: SA JUST FANCY (Remington Magnum x Naska Leah), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: Terry or Deborah Strub;

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR – Champion: SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Gary Shanks; Reserve: TAMAR SAVOIR FAIRE (Neposzar x NDL Vanity Fair), Ex: Brooke Dowding, O: Kelley, Brooke or Bradey Dowding; Top Five: TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Taylor Disch, O: Cynthia Smith; GL HAWKS JUSTICE (Bey Hawkeye x HL Muscatelle), Ex: Dani Adams, O: Dani Adams; TAMAR ALEXANDER (Neposzar x Equidam Elan), Ex: Sylvia Rogan, O: Liz, Sylvia or Elli Rogan. Arabian Native Costume Open – Champion: JJ MAGATO (Magnum Psyche x GG Melanie), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde. Arabian Reining Open – Champion: AL-MARAH MATT DILLON (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah Dorer), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: William and Linda Jacobs; Reserve: SHEZA VELVET ROSE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: MAJOI (Matoi x MHR Ceylonia), Ex: Janet Lynn Monson, O: Janet Lynn Monson; ZEE FIRE STORM (Hesa Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; CRUISIN ON THE RIVER (Hesa Zee x Artymusme), Ex: Brook Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton. Arabian Reining ATR – Champion: AL-MARAH MATT DILLON (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah Dorer), Ex: Linda Jacobs,


Gold Star Futurity

Arabian Native Costume Open Champion JJ MAGATO (Magnum Psyche x GG Melanie), ridden by owner Erin Runde.

HA/AA Filly Yearling Stock Type Champion DR FANCY NANCY ( Justtice x Little Gallito Wood), shown by Ann Henriksen Brinkman for owners Dale and Ruth Henriksen.

O: William and Linda Jacobs; Reserve: SHEZA VELVET ROSE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: CRUISIN ON THE RIVER (Hesa Zee x Artymusme), Ex: Brook Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; MAJOI (Matoi x MHR Ceylonia), Ex: Janet Lynn Monson, O: Janet Lynn Monson; EAF PEPPER (Hesa Zee x Marianda), Ex: Jane McKinnon, O: Jane McKinnon.

Half-Arabian Halter HA/AA Fillies Yearlings Saddle Type – Champion: EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), Ex: David Boggs, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: FIVE MINUTE MAJOR (DS Major Afire x High Times Point Of Interest), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Ann Knoop; Top Five: FAUSTELLA ORA (Fausto CRH x SH Sebella), Ex: Greg Hazlewood, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; IM ADIVA TOO ORA (Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; LORIE DARLIN SJP ( Jake

HA/AA Filly Yearling Saddle Type Champion EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by David Boggs for owner Sally Bedeker.

HA/AA Auction Filly Yearling ATH Saddle Type Champion CITY PSULTRIEIGH (Monarcc x REA City Psytes), shown by Austin Boggs for owner Tina Harris.

Jamaal JCA x Countess Versace), Ex: John Power, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna. HA/AA Fillies Yearlings Stock Type – Champion: DR FANCY NANCY ( Justtice x Little Gallito Wood), Ex: Ann Henriksen Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen; Reserve: LM PINK CADILLAC (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Top Five: HI NOON SERENADE (PA Hi-Noon x Ubar), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Debbie Alt; PSYMPLY MAGIC IWF (Psyncopation x Cinnamon), Ex: Troy White, O: Dana Jordan; MISS RITZ GEM (FS Ritz x Misti Gem Lady), Ex: Daniel Smith, O: Linda Brown. HA/AA Auction Fillies Yearlings ATH Saddle Type – Champion: CITY PSULTRIEIGH (Monarcc x REA City Psytes), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Tina Harris; Reserve: FAUSTELLA ORA (Fausto CRH x SH Sebella), Ex: Janey Morse, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Top Five: IM ADIVA TOO ORA (Fausto CRH x She Be Adiva KBS), Ex: Don Morse, O: Oak

Ridge Arabians; FIVE MINUTE MAJOR (DS Major Afire x High Times Point Of Interest), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Ann Knoop; JUSTA PAINTED LADY (SS Painted Intimidator x GL Justa Ladyhawk), Ex: unknown, O: Deb and Kevin Lange. HA/AA Auction Fillies Yearlings ATH Stock Type – Champion: LM PINK CADILLAC (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Reserve: PSYMPLY MAGIC IWF (Psyncopation x Cinnamon), Ex: Dana Jordan, O: Dana Jordan; Top Five: MAGGIEMOSELLE GEM (Momentum NA x Sunrise Elle Paso), Ex: Sylvia Rogan, O: Linda Brown; MISS RITZ GEM (FS Ritz x Misti Gem Lady), Ex: Daniel Smith, O: Linda Brown. HA/AA Fillies Two Years Old – Champion: FASHION MAJOR CFS (DS Major Afire x Kayrons Easter Lilly), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Carol Seidman; Reserve: FASHIONISTA SF (Georgio AF x Fancee Me), Ex: Danielle Anderson, O: Danielle & Tamara Anderson;

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HA/AA Auction Filly Yearling ATH Stock Type Champion LM PINK CADILLAC (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), shown by owner Lon Matthias.

HA/AA 3-Year-Old Filly Champion ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy of Love), shown by Greg Hazlewood for owners Todd and Glenna Weegens.

HA/AA 2-Year-Old Filly Champion FASHION MAJOR CFS (DS Major Afire x Kayrons Easter Lilly), shown by James Michael Neal for owner Carol Seidman.

HA/AA Colt/Gelding Yearling Saddle Type Champion ALMOST A FIRCRACKER (Painted Intimidator x Ritz romance SF), shown by John Diedrich for owner Tonya Grefe.

Top Five: DR MY DREAM DATE (The Color Of Fame x Alovalie), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen.

HA/AA Colt/Gelding Yearling Stock Type Champion STYKS (Monarcc x LA Extravaganza), shown by Leon Matthias for owner Judy Krohn.

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HA/AA Fillies Three Years Old – Champion: ROHARA MADEMOISELLE (Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy Of Love), Ex: Greg Hazlewood, O: Todd and Glenna Weegens; Reserve: CADILLAC COWGIRL (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Top Five: CGK DREAMBOAT ANNIE (Sir Spattson x Hillbillys Fancy), Ex: Keith Barnes, O: Chris, Ginny or Kate Charnesky. HA/AA Colts/Geldings Yearlings Saddle Type – Champion: Almost A FIRCRACKER (Painted Intimidator x Ritz romance SF), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Tonya Grefe; Reserve: BPA IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Psyncopation x BPA Daisy Dukes), Ex: Michael Browning, O:

Michael and Lisa Browning; Top Five: A FIRE HAZARD DA (Baske Afire x Calysta), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Gay Jeanne Bower; RH XTREME IMAGE (The Farm Xtreme x Loves Misbehaven), Ex: Tony Haven, O: Tony Haven; AEGEAN C (KA Odysseus x Janie C), Ex: Jerad Cooper, O: Deborah Hodge. HA/AA Colts/Geldings Yearlings Stock Type – Champion: STYKS (Monarcc x LA Extravaganza), Ex: Leon Matthias, O: Judy Krohn; Reserve: BENI ANDTHEJETTS AA (Magnum Magic AA x Powder Sugar), Ex: Lynnae Bigler, O: Susan, Dennis or Lynnae Bigler; Top Five: WHISKEY JUNCTION (LM Boardwalk x Maidjalook), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias. HA/AA Auction Colts/Geldings Yearlings ATH Saddle Type – Champion: BPA IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Psyncopation x BPA Daisy Dukes), Ex:


Gold Star Futurity

HA/AA Auction Colt/Gelding Yearling ATH Saddle Type Champion BPA IN THE SPOTLIGHT (Psyncopation x BPA Daisy Dukes), shown by owner Michael Browning.

HA/AA 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion SKF MAGNUM PI (Magnum Psyche x Jackie Monqsis), shown by Bruno Guiraldelli for owners Sherman and Elaine Miller.

Michael Browning, O: Michael and Lisa Browning; Reserve: A FIRE HAZARD DA (Baske Afire x Calysta), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Gay Jeanne Bower; Top Five: RH XTREME IMAGE (The Farm Xtreme x Loves Misbehaven), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Tony Haven; AEGEAN C (KA Odysseus x Janie C), Ex: Deborah Hodge, O: Deborah Hodge. HA/AA Auction Colts/Geldings Yearlings ATH Stock Type – Champion: WHISKEY JUNCTION (LM Boardwalk x Maidjalook), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Reserve: BENI ANDTHEJETTS AA (Magnum Magic AA x Powder Sugar), Ex: Lynnae Bigler, O: Susan, Dennis or Lynnae Bigler. HA/AA Geldings Two Years Old – Champion: SKF MAGNUM PI (Magnum Psyche x Jackie Monqsis), Ex: Bruno Guiraldelli, O: Sherman and

HA/AA Auction Colt/Gelding Yearling ATH Stock Type Champion WHISKEY JUNCTION (LM Boardwalk x Maidjalook), shown by owner Lon Matthias.

HA/AA 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion CASH IN THE BUCKS (Magnum Theory x Dillon), shown by owner Kimberly Stine.

Elaine Miller; Reserve: PADRON DUN IT (LM Boardwalk x Dillons Mystery), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: R. Myron Engeman; Top Five: LOVES R MONTI HTA (Armani FC x ZA Love Connection), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Francine Cecchini; MARC OF CHALL REA (Magnum Chall HVP x REA City Psylhouette), Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: John or Donna Simmons; SF TUCKS BIG BANG (Tucknicolor x WC Eksplozja), Ex: Nicolle Shelton, O: Janna & David Eiberger. HA/AA Geldings Three Years Old – Champion: CASH IN THE BUCKS (Magnum Theory x Dillon), Ex: Kimberly Stine, O: Kimberly Stine; Reserve: GEMMANI (Aramani FC x Sunrise Elle Paso), Ex: Sylvia Rogan, O: Linda Brown; Top Five: MISTER MO GEM (Momentum NA x Misti Gem Lady), Ex: Daniel Smith, O: Linda Brown.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open and ATR Champion BELAFIRE (Baske Afire x Highpoints Lap Dancer), ridden by owner Kellie Frye.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Champion DREAM A LIL DREAM (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Jody Strand for owners J. Perry and Suzanne Perkins.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 and Under ATR and AATR Champion JAS SHOWDOWNN (Remington Magnum x Huslersimpresivgal), ridden by owner Joe Frizzell.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Champion ABC PEANUT BUSTER (Psyncopation x Two of Hearts), ridden by Misty Steingrabe for owner Linda Chapman.

Dillion), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Top Five: DREAM A LIL DREAM (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), Ex: Jill Ann Mohr, O: J. Perry or Suzanne Perkins; RASWALKINAFTERMIDNITE (PA Hi-Noon x TR Pine Art), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; TAMAR BLONDE AMBITION (Neposzar x Sassy), Ex: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR Champion DREAM A LIL DREAM (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Robyn Costello for owners J. Perry and Suzanne Perkins.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Champion COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color Of Fame x Spring Azure), ridden by Christian Svennes for owner Jef Svennes.

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Rose, O: Susan Espeseth; RAS SOMLIKE THEMBLOND (PA Hi-Noon x Xochil), Ex: Randy Sullivan, O: Diana Friesz; BR KHEMO KHOWGIRL (Rho Sabee x Rose Olena), Ex: Abbie Miller, O: Gail Brown.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open – Champion: BELAFIRE (Baske Afire x Highpoints Lap Dancer), Ex: Kellie Frye, O: Kellie Frye; Reserve: HS O SOTEMPTING (A Temptation x Manhattan Keepsake), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde. HA/AA Country English Pleasure ATR – Champion: BELAFIRE (Baske Afire x Highpoints Lap Dancer), Ex: Kellie Frye, O: Kellie Frye; Reserve: HS O SOTEMPTING (A Temptation x Manhattan Keepsake), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde. HA/AA Western Pleasure Open – Champion: Dream A LIL DREAM (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), Ex: Jody Strand, O: J. Perry or Suzanne Perkins; Reserve: TAMAR DIAMOND DESTINY (Neposzar x Princess Dynamite), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Janice and Jody Strand; Top Five: RASWALKINAFTERMIDNITE (PA Hi-Noon x TR Pine Art), Ex: Hoyt

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR – Champion: JAS SHOWDOWNN (Remington Magnum x Huslersimpresivgal), Ex: Joe Frizzell, O: Joe Frizzell; Reserve: DUNN DEAL (Magnum Theory x Mystery Dillion), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; Top Five: TAMAR BLONDE AMBITION (Neposzar x Sassy), Ex: Amy Peterson, O: Troy Peterson; RASWALKINAFTERMIDNITE (PA Hi-Noon x TR Pine Art), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; CASH IN THE BUCKS (Magnum Theory x Dillon), Ex: Kimberly Stine, O: Kimberly Stine. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR – Champion: JAS SHOWDOWNN (Remington Magnum x Huslersimpresivgal), Ex: Joe Frizzell, O: Joe Frizzell; Reserve: DUNN DEAL (Magnum Theory x Mystery

HA/AA Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: ABC PEANUT BUSTER (Psyncopation x Two of Hearts), Ex: Misty Steingrabe, O: Linda Chapman; Reserve: SS IAM RITZ (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Rhythm SF), Ex: Tonya Grefe, O: Tonya Grefe; Top Five: MAGICAL MEMORY (RSA Troublesome x Creative Memory), Ex: Ashley Then, O: Janelle Then; CADILLAC COWGIRL (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Nina Ung, O: Kim or Lon Matthias; LOVE MY COLOR SRA (The Color Of Fame x Amira Rose), Ex: Toni Moscho, O: Toni Moscho. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR – Champion: Dream A LIL DREAM (Fire An Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), Ex: Robyn Costello, O: J. Perry or Suzanne Perkins; Reserve: TAMAR DIAMOND DESTINY (Neposzar x Princess Dynamite), Ex: Marc St. Andrews, O: Janice and Jody Strand; Top Five: MOMENTUMS GOLD GEM (Momentum NA x Jaguars Sugar Star), Ex: Sylvia Rogan, O: Linda Brown; PKH DAKOTA (PKH Halima Padron x PKH Amber Fyre), Ex: Megan Dominik, O: R. Myron Engeman; BR KHEMO KHOWGIRL (Rho Sabee x Rose Olena), Ex: Madison Corwin, O: Gail Brown. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open – Champion: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color Of Fame x Spring Azure),


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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 and Under ATR and Maiden Horse ATR Champion IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), ridden by owner Janelle Then.

Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jef Svennes; Reserve: TAMAR DIAMOND DESTINY (Neposzar x Princess Dynamite), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Janice and Jody Strand; Top Five: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch of Desire), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anissa Weber; DR ALOVEN FAME (The Color Of Fame x Alovalie), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen; TAMAR TALKIN SMACK (Neposzar x Iris), Ex: Troy Peterson, O: Circle of Roses, Inc. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR – Champion: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; Reserve: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color Of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jef Svennes; Top Five: ZA INTIMIDATING SPOTZ (SS Painted Intimidator x Boardwalks Karess), Ex: Tonya Grefe, O: Tonya Grefe. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR – Champion: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch of Desire), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; Top Five: TAMAR DIAMOND DESTINY (Neposzar x Princess Dynamite), Ex: Janice Strand, O: Janice and Jody Strand; DR PURE ALLURE (The Color Of Fame x D R Brocado), Ex: Ann Henriksen Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR – Champion: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; Reserve: PKH DAKOTA (PKH Halima Padron x PKH Amber Fyre), Ex: Megan Dominik, O: R. Myron Engeman; Top Five: ZA

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Champion PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch of Desire), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Anissa Weber.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR Champion PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch of Desire), ridden by Allison Johnson for owner Anissa Weber.

HA/AA Native Costume Open Champion HS O SOTEMPTING (A Temptation x Manhattan Keepsake), ridden by owner Erin Runde.

HA/AA Reining ATR Champion CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), ridden by Brook Matthiesen for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

INTIMIDATING SPOTZ (SS Painted Intimidator x Boardwalks Karess), Ex: Tonya Grefe, O: Tonya Grefe.

HA/AA Reining Open – Champion: KACEES HIDDEN AGENDA (Hesa Zee x Miss Ka Cee Bar), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Jane McKinnon; Reserve: ZEE MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Stacey Busswitz, O: Julie Monson; Top Five: SHEZA MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Eleanor Hamilton; HESAS SWEET DREAMS (Hesa Zee x Sweet Red Glo), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; CGK DREAMBOAT ANNIE (Sir Spattson x Hillbillys Fancy), Ex: Keith Barnes, O: Chris, Ginny or Kate Charnesky.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR – Champion: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch Of Desire), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: DR ALOVEN FAME (The Color Of Fame x Alovalie), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale or Ruth Henriksen; Top Five: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color Of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jef Svennes; TAMAR DIAMOND DESTINY (Neposzar x Princess Dynamite), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Janice and Jody Strand; FAMES INTIMIDATOR (SS Painted Intimidator x Elmcreek Karen), Ex: Dani Adams, O: Dani Adams. HA/AA Native Costume Open – Champion: HS O SOTEMPTING (A Temptation x Manhattan Keepsake), Ex: Erin Runde, O: Erin Runde.

HA/AA Reining ATR – Champion: CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), Ex: Brook Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: SHEZA DIXIE CHICK (Hesa Zee x Miss Ka Cee Bar), Ex: Jennifer Nadolney, O: Jennifer Nadolney; Top Five: SHEZA COWBOY TOO (Hesa Zee x Cowboy Jill), Ex: Cynthia Hildebrand, O: Cynthia Hildebrand. ■

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DA Valentino x Kkissthestars

Owned By: GEMINI ACRES Jim and Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois

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Iowa Gold Star Champion Y E A R L I N G H A L F - A R A B I A N F I L LY S / P T Y P E presented by David Boggs 2011 NSH Supreme Grand Champion Mare

DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out

Owned By: GEMINI MIINI M NI A ACRES CR CRES RES ES Jim and Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois

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Iowa Gold Star Champion L I B E RT Y H O R S E

Ryad El Jamaal x Barbara Van Kaset Iowa Gold Star Stallion

Owned O Ow wne ned By ned By: GE By: GEMINI G EM EMI MIINI NI A ACRES CR C RES ES Jim and Sally Bedeker Morris, Illinois

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Iowa Gold Star Champion Y E A R L I N G A R A B I A N C O LT presented by David Boggs

DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds

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Iowa Gold Star Champion Y E A R L I N G A U C T I O N A R A B I A N C O LT presented by Jason Tackett

Prince Valentino SRA x Legacy's American Rose

Special thanks to David, Alcides, Greg Hazlewood and all of Team Midwest for making this win possible. – "J."

WINNING $27,961.75 Owned B O By: JA JJASON JAS AS TACKETT Greenwood, Indiana

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Iowa Gold Star Champion Y E A R L I N G A R A B I A N F I L LY presented by David Boggs

Magnum Psyche x Padrons Contessa

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Iowa Gold Star Champion 2 - Y E A R - O L D A R A B I A N F I L LY presented by David Boggs

Magnum Psyche x JJ Dominique

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As the horses bred by Cedar Ridge Arabians continue year after year to make their mark in the national show arenas, they reinforce the belief that true, decades-long dedication to the Arabian horse results not only in an everimproving line of horses, but in a life enriched by the experience.


GRACE


STALLIONS The Ameses believe that the Cedar Ridge Arabians’ breeding program is one of their greatest contributions to the future of the Arabian horse breed. Their stallion roster includes some of the most sought-after bloodlines in the country and gives Cedar Ridge the ability to expand on the incredible breeding potential of their mares.

A NOBLE CAUSE IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire

SIR MARWAN CRF Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage SHF ENCORE Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay


BEAUTY

MATOI Zodiac Matador x Toi Ellenai

BRASS *Bask x Tsanar

HH MAXEMUS Zee Mega Bucks x Khabreah


EDICATION

A TRADITION OF

DEDICATION


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LOYALTY

Cedar Ridge Arabians is located in beautiful Jordan, Minnesota, just a short 45-minute drive from the Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport. The main farm is comprised of almost 500 acres evenly divided between pasture and paddock areas and state-of-the-art stabling, training and breeding barns. Spacious riding arenas, both inside and out, provide trainers, lesson-program students, and the Cedar Ridge Riding Club with exceptional year-around facilities.

The Ames Family ~ P.O. Box 8, Jordan, Minnesota ~ 952-492-6590 ~ www.Cedar-Ridge.com


REGION 10 by Colleen Scott With invitations to participate like, “feel free to comment or provide suggestions,” “we can always use fresh faces and ideas” and “decide how we could help each other,” it’s no wonder Director Van Jacobsen boasts about Region 10’s teamwork philosophy. “We are a very cooperative region. Our clubs work together. Our members work together. We pride ourselves in working together to promote cohesiveness.” Jacobsen, who has been active in various Region 10 leadership roles for 10 years, says he is proud not only of how the various clubs and members work together, but also of how the group has helped promote the breed. “We just need to expose people to the horses. The horses sell themselves,” he says. Incoming Director and current ViceDirector Laura Mickelson concurs with Jacobsen’s assessment about the region’s cooperation level and promotion of the breed to the general public. “The delegates and clubs get along very well and work for the betterment of all, not just our own specific interests. Region 10 is an innovative region that constantly evaluates what is working and what isn’t working and makes changes accordingly. We also have a great cross section of interests and expertise to draw on,” she says. Comprised of 12 clubs, nine in Minnesota and Wisconsin, one 26 • REGION 10 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

in upper Michigan, one in South Dakota and one in Ontario, Canada, Region 10 members have found that by working together, they are able to achieve more to promote the Arabian breed than they would achieve by working individually. Two prime examples of their teamwork mantra in action are the Medallion Stallion Futurity program and the region’s Arabian Open Shows Championships (AOSC). Founded in 1979 by the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc. and the foundation for many other existing futurity programs, the Medallion Stallion Futurity was launched with the intent of promoting area stallions and providing a venue for amateurs to show the offspring of those stallions. The program remains the richest and longest-running amateur-only futurity program of its kind in the world. Each year, during the Minnesota Fall Festival, owners of eligible horses compete for hundreds of thousands of dollars in prize money. In 2009, more than $270,000 in prize money was paid out to amateur exhibitors in halter and performance. The Stallion Service Auction, which provides funding for prize money, topped the $310,000 mark. The program has been highly successful in promoting the breeding, owning, and showing of nominated stallions’ offspring. “Many of the other programs around the country were

modeled after the Minnesota Breeders program,” says Jacobsen. Between the 12 clubs, Region 10 hosts more than a dozen rated shows, with some devoted exclusively to dressage as well as the Region 10 Championship Show and Region 10 Championship Endurance and Competitive Trail Rides. Clubs also offer open shows, clinics, workshops, farm visits, youth programs, high point systems and awards programs for competitive and non-competitive equine activities. Recognizing a need for a venue other than rated shows, Mickelson developed the Arabian Open Shows Championships (AOSC) in 2006. “The basic idea is that there are people that have Arabians or Half-Arabians that want to show them, but either can’t or don’t want to show them in rated shows. Although there is a very healthy open show system in this area, there is also a perception that you have to have a stock-type horse to do well,” she says. To combat that perception, encourage participation by Arabians (and therefore introduce a wider market to the breed), and recognize people for their efforts, Mickelson started by creating a calendar of open shows in the five-state area and making it available to interested Arabian owners. She followed that up with a way to recognize their participation in open shows.


Specializes In Teamwork “Since people like to have something to shoot for, I came up with the AOSC Championships. It is easy to qualify and inexpensive to show.” According to Mickelson, the show has grown in popularity since its inception. “Our main promotional goal is to convince people who own or would like to own an Arabian that they don’t need to switch breeds if they

want to compete in open shows. We need to concentrate on what we have in common—the love of these magnificent Arabian horses and build a club that welcomes and appreciates the efforts of all members who share that love.” When Mickelson takes over following the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) convention in

November, members of Region 10 can look forward to her continuing Jacobsen’s legacy of strong leadership. “I think that AHA is at a crossroads and needs to make some significant changes, and I have the perspective and experience to take a leadership role.” Mickelson says she is most looking forward to helping drive the changes she thinks AHA needs to make.

Region 10 Arabian & Half-Arabian Championships June 10-13, 2010 • St. Paul, Minnesota • Results provided by Region 10 Show Committee. Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallion Breeding 2 & Over - Champion: MAZKARADE (Dakar El Jamaal x Majalls), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Doug Dahmen and Robert Bove; Reserve: PA SCIMITAR (Magnum Psyche x MA Unique), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Gerald Bauer; Top Five: LC ADAGIO (AA Sabotaj x LC Sinfonia), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Georgina Pelham; LEGACYS RENOIR (Legacy Of Fame x SC Psavannah), Ex: Erik Haff, O: Janet De Acevedo and Ian MacDonald; WP ERAGON (WP Shai Ghai x WP Bishara), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Don & Beverly Kruse. Arabian Two-Year-Old Colt - Champion: FAUSTOS FLAME JB (Fausto CRH x WS Aurora), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Gerald Bauer; Reserve: MARVILLOSO (Marwan Al Shaqab x Sovannah), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Terri Gellin and Carol Derus; Top Five: LC ZAFIRO (QR Marc x LC Gigis Jewel), Ex: Austin Miller, O: Reagan Payne. Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding - Champion: FABIAN TRF (Eden C x RD Fabreanna), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: David Zouch Ross; Reserve: SIR KNJGHT WS (Sir Fames HBV x HK Najmenette), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Bertha Proctor; Top Five: MASTER JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Teresa and David May; PEREGRINE CHALL JMS (Falcon BHF x Satin Chall LL), Ex: Jordan Simons, O: Mark & Lynn Simons; DSD SIROCCO (Zefyr x GMF Zophia), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: Debra Duick.

Arabian Stallion Breeding AOTH - Champion: LEGACYS RENOIR (Legacy Of Fame x SC Psavannah), Ex: Ian MacDonald, O: Janet De Acevedo and Ian MacDonald. Mares Arabian Mare Breeding 2 & Over - Champion: MISS GIOVANNA (MPA Giovanni x Miss America I), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Duane & Patricia Dieckman; Reserve: PSYERRAH WLF (Psymadre x Kameliah), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Roger Jacobson; Top Five: TR CONCERTO (Odyssey SC x CJ Psymphony), Ex: Ross Danielson, O: Ross & Terri Danielson; GLAMOUR GIRL KS (Maggnitude EA x Journeeys Dream), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: Kay Saemann; CH BLYSS (Odyssey SC x Knickers IK), Ex: Pamela Brantner, O: Pamela Brantner. Arabian Filly Two-Year-Old - Champion: MARC OF ALI CBA (QR Marc x Fadshahra El Jamaal), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Red Tail Arabians LLC; Reserve: MARLEKAH (Marhaabah x Blue Spruce Magiq), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Terri Gellin and Carol Derus; Top Five: CA CALLISTO (Odyssey SC x Annaleeta), Ex: Austin Miller, O: Holly Connaker and Jenny Johnson; SOLILOQUY FF (Sohlaris x Nahrtessa), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Carol & Carlton Lewis; GLAMOUR GIRL KS (Maggnitude EA x Journeeys Dream), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: Kay Saemann. Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Filly - Champion: WC JASMINE (Pyro Thyme SA x Jullye Jones

JCA), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Claire & Margaret Larson; Reserve: HL VALLA VITORIA (DA Valentino x HL Infactuation), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Horseshoe Lake Arabians, Inc.; Top Ten: MAJOR LOVE PSONG WR (DS Major Afire x ATA Psyches Psong), Ex: Jordan Simons, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla; SHAQUIRA SRA (First Cyte x Angelique RF), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Rhonda Baptiste; PALLAS ATHYNE CA (KA Odysseus x Madonna K), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Tarrance Floyd and Debra Hodge; JUSTAGHERLL ( Justafire DGL x Khabella), Ex: Dianne Margerum, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge; MAGNIFFICOOS JOY VA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x LLC Joyful), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: David Bilgrien; KENDRA KS (Zefyr x Journeeys Dream), Ex: Adam Jagodzinski, O: Kay Saemann; WGA ROSE DANCER (Sundance Kid V x MFA Roseof Tralee), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: William & Tracy Buglass; AA VOGUE (DA Valentino x Sabs Snitch AA), Ex: Robin Arbuckle, O: Michael Arbuckle. Arabian Mare AOTH - Champion: TR CONCERTO (Odyssey SC x CJ Psymphony), Ex: Ross Danielson, O: Ross & Terri Danielson; Reserve: CA CALLISTO (Odyssey SC x Annaleeta), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Connaker and Jenny Johnson; Top Five: MARLEKAH (Marhaabah x Blue Spruce Magiq), Ex: Terri Gellin, O: Terri Gellin and Carol Derus; JADORE (Vallejo Firestorm x Isle Rose), Ex: Janet Lynn Monson, O: Janet Lynn Monson; GLAMOUR GIRL KS (Maggnitude EA x Journeeys Dream), Ex: Kay Saemann, O: Kay Saemann. OCTOBER 2010 | REGION 10 • 27


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS Geldings Arabian Gelding 2 & Over - Champion: FOR THE RECORD KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Angela Larson; Reserve: JUSTIMINUTE ( Justify x Chiantae), Ex: Robert Boggs, O: Raymond Welk; Top Five: SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Michael Bills; ROHARA ALAMANCE (Padrons Psyche x Rohara Reflection), Ex: Kathy Findley, O: Elizabeth Christensen and Mary Mishefske; DSD SOLID GOLD (Navvar x BM Aladagold), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: Debra Duick.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: Elizabeth Moore, O: Terry & Cheryl Wright; Reserve: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Jill Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann; Top Five: AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen & Mikayla Michels; EL GHADANSK (El Ghazi x O Lady Diva), Ex: Mary Bowden, O: Mary Bowden; BLEU EMBER AA (Sertificat x TF Khourdon Bleu), Ex: Cathy Johnson, O: Cathy Johnson.

Arabian Gelding Two-Year-Old - Champion: JUSTTINIAN ( Justify x Shahmaica Bey), Ex: Robert Boggs, O: Robert & Janene Boggs; Reserve: FIHASCO (Khadraj NA x Mishaahs Marquise), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Marilyn, Kerry and Robert Murray; Top Five: MAGNUM MAGNIFICAT JB (Magnum Psyche x Sertificat), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Gerald Bauer.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; Reserve: TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; Top Five: MYSTIFYER SF (Baske Afire x Miss Allience), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Claire & Margaret Larson; NUBERRY D (Apaladin x Nusance), Ex: Jessica Hornung, O: Beth & Jessica Hornung.

Arabian Gelding 2 & Over AAOTH - Champion: FOR THE RECORD KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), Ex: Angela Larson, O: Angela Larson; Reserve: SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Michael Bills; Top Five: JUSTIMINUTE ( Justify x Chiantae), Ex: Raymond Welk, O: Raymond Welk; PSLIM SHADY (GR Psyches Rey x Alesia), Ex: Dennis Grubba, O: Beth & Dennis Grubba; DSD SOLID GOLD (Navvar x BM Aladagold), Ex: Debra Duick, O: Debra Duick.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AOTR - Champion: VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: Eric Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; Reserve: ANDURIL GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), Ex: Mikenna Laventure, O: Michael & Kara Laventure; Top Five: JAZZMYNE BREEZE (DS Major Afire x Rohara Wind Music), Ex: Lois Marx, O: Lois Marx; PLATINUM EDDITION (First Cyte x Silver and Sable), Ex: Sarah Uhing, O: Sarah Uhing.

Arabian Gelding ATH - Champion: SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Michael Bills; Reserve: MAGNUM MAGNIFICAT JB (Magnum Psyche x Sertificat), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Gerald Bauer; Top Five: DSD SOLID GOLD (Navvar x BM Aladagold), Ex: Debra Duick, O: Debra Duick; JEMFIRE MM (Safire x Juwel), Ex: Ayla Spry, O: Ayla Spry.

Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure - Champion: AFIRES CHARM (Afire Bey V x Mattellena), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Richard Pope. Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: TOI MONEY (Pension x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Teal & James Dowling; Reserve: SHF ENCORE (Vegaz x SMS Forever Bey), Ex: Tom Moore, O: Encore Select Group LLC; Top Five: PROHIBITION SX (Afire Bey V x Philyra), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Shuster Arabians LLC. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR - Champion: TOI MONEY (Pension x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling. Arabian English Pleasure ATR - Champion: TOI MONEY (Pension x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling. Arabian Country English Pleasure - Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; Reserve: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Gretchen & Kevin Price; Top Five: DA TRIFFIK (Triften x Bint Mi Toska), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Kelly Svoboda; EL GHADANSK (El Ghazi x O Lady Diva), Ex: Deb McGuire, O: Mary Bowden; PLATINUM EDDITION (First Cyte x Silver and Sable), Ex: Megan Uhing, O: Sarah Uhing; JAZZMYNE BREEZE (DS Major Afire x Rohara Wind Music), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Lois Marx. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), Ex: Eric Krichten, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: MAN OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Mangica), Ex: Tom Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Top Five: EXPRESS YOUR DESIRE (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Shirley Theede; MYSTIFYER SF (Baske Afire x Miss Allience), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Claire & Margaret Larson; STA A HORSE AFIRE (Afire Bey V x STA Ma Foi), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Lois Marx.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR - Champion: CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: Elizabeth Moore, O: Terry & Cheryl Wright; Reserve: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; Top Five: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Jill Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann; TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; MAN OF GLORY (Heir To Glory x Mangica), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Katie Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann; Reserve: VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; Top Five: NONSENSE (AA Apollo Bey x Nusance), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: William, Margaret & Mary Grace; AMES LORA (Afire Bey V x G Kallora), Ex: Laura Morton, O: Laura Morton; DA TRIFFIK (Triften x Bint Mi Toska), Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: Eric Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; Reserve: ANDURIL GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), Ex: Mikenna Laventure, O: Michael & Kara Laventure. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), Ex: Meredith Scholle, O: Gretchen & Kevin Price; Reserve: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Katie Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann; Top Five: ANDURIL GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), Ex: Mikenna Laventure, O: Michael & Kara Laventure; VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; DA TRIFFIK (Triften x Bint Mi Toska), Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda. Park Arabian Park Horse - Champion: SHF ENCORE (Vegaz x SMS Forever Bey), Ex: Tom Moore, O: Encore Select Group LLC. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: AUTUMN STORM V (Windstorm x Autumn Fire), Ex: Sylvia Beahr, O: Richard & Sylvia Beahr; Reserve: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; Top Five: MM KINGSLEE (Bentlee x Aramissa), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Darla Paripovich; TAF PENNANT (Piechur x Enna), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton.

Driving Arabian Country Pleasure Driving - Champion: TOP BRASS CRF (Brass x Ferachask), Ex: Richard Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), Ex: Kenneth Price, O: Gretchen & Kevin Price. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure - Champion: KJR LEXINGTON (KAR Elfire x Sylkin), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Hannah, Richard and Laura Beall; Reserve: SC DON JULIO (Versace x Shams Tiara), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Albert Martinez and Sarah Paripovich; Top Five: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Pamela Rose, O: Lori & Ashley Corbin; NEENER NEENER NEENER (Sundance Kid V x GS Celeste), Ex: Amber Wesolowski, O: Kim Jenkner; BRIGADOONE (Focus Highlander x Monogrammed Lady), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Cassandra Litke. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: MONTICELLO V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mosquerade V), Ex: Joe Reser, O: Setting Sun Stables LLC; Reserve: PSLIM SHADY (GR Psyches Rey x Alesia), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Beth & Dennis Grubba; Top Five: HT ELECTRIFY ( Justify x MK Kala), Ex: Hoyt Rose, O: Mr. & Mrs. Richard Selk; JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Pamela Rose, O: Natalie Amato and Linda Berkland; BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Laure Kruse. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 50 & Over Champion: LL MISTER FANTASY (Bey Imprimis x Halimas Gal), Ex: Joel Carlson, O: Joel Carlson; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: MM KINGSLEE (Bentlee x Aramissa), Ex: Darla Paripovich, O: Darla Paripovich; AUTUMN STORM V (Windstorm x Autumn Fire), Ex: Richard Beahr, O: Richard & Sylvia Beahr; XTREME TRADITION (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa), Ex: David Teigen, O: David Teigen. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-49 - Champion: FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Laura Gute, O: Laura Gute; Reserve: JAS TUCSON (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: Kressi Tiziani, O: Alexa & McKella Tiziani; Top Five: ACES STORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Scarlet Letter X), Ex: Dawn Vandecastle, O: Dawn Vandecastle and Morgan Shaffer; GDE ZALAROBI (OV Zalamaar x Bay Robanna), Ex: Kimberly Arnevik, O: Pamela & Madison Rose; LUNAR PSYCHE (Magnum Psyche x Lolita V), Ex: Karen Homeier, O: Karen Homeier. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 - Champion: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori & Ashley Corbin; Reserve: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; Top Five: XTREME TRADITION (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: David Teigen; LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; NEENER NEENER NEENER (Sundance Kid V x GS Celeste), Ex: Elizabeth (Bitsy) Jenkner, O: Kim Jenkner. Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AAOTR Champion: BRIGADOONE (Focus Highlander x Monogrammed Lady), Ex: Cassandra Litke, O: Cassandra Litke; Reserve: ACES STORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Scarlet Letter X), Ex: Dawn Vandecastle, O: Dawn Vandecastle and Morgan Shaffer; Top Five: MM KINGSLEE (Bentlee x Aramissa), Ex: Darla Paripovich, O: Darla Paripovich; GDE ZALAROBI (OV Zalamaar x Bay Robanna), Ex: Kimberly Arnevik, O: Pamela & Madison Rose; JAS TUCSON (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: Kressi Tiziani, O: Alexa & McKella Tiziani. Arabian Western Pleasure AOTR - Champion: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: RIO DE DINERO (Express Male x Ssweet Georgigirl), Ex: Tamsen Hutton, O: Robin & Tamsen Hutton; KEYE LARGO (Key Eterney x BB Amour), Ex: Maggie


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Champion MAZKARADE (Dakar El Jamaal x Majalls), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Doug Dahmen and Robert Bove.

Arabian Two Year-Old-Colt Champion FAUSTOS FLAME JB (Fausto CRH x WS Aurora), shown by John Diedrich for owner Gerald Bauer.

Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion FABIAN TRF (Eden C X RD Fabreanna), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner David Zouch Ross.

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

Arabian Mare 2 & Over Champion MISS GIOVANNA (MPA Giovanni x Miss America I), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Duane and Patricia Dieckman.

Arabian Filly Two-Year-Old Champion MARC OF ALI CBA (QR Marc x Fadshahra El Jamaal), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Red Tail Arabians LLC.

Vinopal, O: Maggie Vinopal; KRYSTAL BEY R (KC Rouge Royale x Bay El Bey), Ex: Betty Jo Buettner, O: Betty Jo Buettner.

Linda Berkland; SPLENDORELLA SC (BPA Splendor x Paardens Classic), Ex: Jordan Lefever, O: Donald Lefever; D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Christina Smith, O: Christina & Julia Smith.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: XTREME TRADITION (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa), Ex: David Teigen, O: David Teigen; Reserve: TAF PENNANT (Piechur x Enna), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Laura Gute, O: Laura Gute; THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; ACES STORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Scarlet Letter X), Ex: Dawn Vandecastle, O: Dawn Vandecastle and Morgan Shaffer. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 - Champion: LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Susan Espeseth; Reserve: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Donald Lefever; Top Five: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori & Ashley Corbin; SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; NEENER NEENER NEENER (Sundance Kid V x GS Celeste), Ex: Elizabeth (Bitsy) Jenkner, O: Kim Jenkner. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: SAS RICARDO (Zimmeron PGN x Precious Padron), Ex: Jake Swanson, O: Kenneth & Cheryl Swanson; Reserve: SSHAMENATOR (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: Alison Crumley, O: Kimberly Crumley; Top Five: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Natalie Amato and

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion: CMS KAT MAN (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), Ex: Kim Doerr, O: Dave, Beth & Kim Doerr; Reserve: SAS COPENHAGEN ( Just N Nuff x GI Tiffany), Ex: Madison Corwin, O: Cynthia, Steve, Madison and Morgan Corwin; Top Five: GDE VAQUERO (Samir Cante x GM Love Afair), Ex: Kristin Amato, O: Kristin & Terry Amato; D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Julia Smith, O: Christina & Julia Smith; TROUBLEMAKER PA (Sirius Trouble x Sealed Witha Kiss), Ex: Tominee Sorenson, O: Tominee & Beth Sorenson. Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider JOTR - Champion: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Natalie Amato and Linda Berkland; Reserve: D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Julia Smith, O: Christina & Julia Smith; Top Five: IMPARTIAL MARSHAL (Bey Imprimis x LF Tashanna), Ex: Savannah Leyda, O: Savannah Leyda; REGENT GRACE (Psymadre x Regent Angelfire), Ex: Kathryn Vecchio, O: Kathryn & Lisa Vecchio. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 - Champion: SAS RICARDO (Zimmeron PGN x Precious Padron), Ex: Jake Swanson, O: Kenneth & Cheryl Swanson; Reserve: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Natalie Amato, O: Natalie Amato and Linda Berkland; Top Five: SSHAMENATOR (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: Alison Crumley, O: Kimberly

Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Filly Champion WC JASMINE (Pyro Thyme SA x Jullye Jones JCA), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

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REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Mare AOTH Champion TR CONCERTO (Odyssey SC x CJ Psymphony), shown by owner Ross Danielson.

Arabian Gelding 2 & Over Champion FOR THE RECORD KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Angela Larson.

Arabian Gelding Two-Year-Old Champion JUSTTINIAN ( Justify x Shahmaica Bey), shown by owner Robert Boggs.

Arabian Gelding 2 & Over AAOTH Champion FOR THE RECORD KA (Nadir I x Prima Dona KA), shown by owner Angela Larson.

Arabian Gelding ATH Champion SIR HAMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Chynas Jewel), shown by owner Michael Bills.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion AFIRES CHARM (Afire Bey V x Mattellena), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Richard Pope.

Crumley; D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Christina Smith, O: Christina & Julia Smith; SPLENDORELLA SC (BPA Splendor x Paardens Classic), Ex: Jordan Lefever, O: Donald Lefever. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Laura Gute; Reserve: GDE VAQUERO (Samir Cante x GM Love Afair), Ex: Kristin Amato, O: Kristin & Terry Amato; Top Five: SAS COPENHAGEN ( Just N Nuff x GI Tiffany), Ex: Madison Corwin, O: Cynthia, Steve, Madison and Morgan Corwin; CMS KAT MAN (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), Ex: Kim Doerr, O: Dave, Beth & Kim Doerr; TROUBLEMAKER PA (Sirius Trouble x Sealed Witha Kiss), Ex: Tominee Sorenson, O: Tominee & Beth Sorenson. Hunter Pleasure

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TOI MONEY (Pension x Toi Jabaska), ridden by Kevin Price for owners Teal and James Dowling.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Champion: POWDERNPAINT LOA (Meistermind x Carrera LOA), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Ashley & Dianne Reimer; Reserve: SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: Troy Mlynarczyk, O: Dianne Fuller; Top Five: DL PADPARADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen; TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Cynthia Smith; PHERRARI HEAT (Desert Heat VF x Phadra De), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Michael & Patricia Pearson. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), Ex: Laura Mlynarczyk, O: Deirdre Rains; Reserve:

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GSF BLUE CHIP (VCP Magnifire x Crimsonn Bay), Ex: Troy Mlynarczyk, O: Dominique Najarian; Top Five: GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Deb McGuire, O: Sandra & Brian Feuling; PSYCHIC LINK LK (Padrons Psyche x Honeicomb), Ex: Eric Kobernusz, O: Walter & Susan Link; SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), Ex: Dianne Margerum, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion: TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Cynthia Smith, O: Cynthia Smith; Reserve: GRYFFYN MP (Padrons Psyche x Scarlette Rose), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; Top Five: GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Sandra Feuling, O: Sandra & Brian Feuling; CR BEY ALUZIAN (Parada El Bey x MWF Aluzja), Ex: Janice Gavin, O: Janice Gavin; THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: POWDERNPAINT LOA (Meistermind x Carrera LOA), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Ashley & Dianne Reimer; Reserve: VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Hillary Hoffman; Top Five: DL PADPARADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen; THIS ONES FOR U (Bravado Bey V x BPA Whisper), Ex: Kristi Theede, O: Shirley Theede; IDLIS LAST SHADOW (Forevermore Idli x HD Talilah), Ex: Ashley Viney, O: Ashley Viney. Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AAOTR Champion: IDLIS LAST SHADOW (Forevermore Idli x HD Talilah), Ex: Ashley Viney, O: Ashley Viney;


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR and ATR Champion TOI MONEY (Pension x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner Teal Dowling.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owners Cynthia and Morgan Kelly.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), ridden by Eric Krichten for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and AATR Champion CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), ridden by Elizabeth Moore for owners Terry and Cheryl Wright.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by owner Morgan Kelly.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AOTR and JOTR 13 & Under Champion VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), ridden by Eric Pagnano for owner Mark Pagnano.

Reserve: ESKALADD MF (Alada Baskin x AF Shaunda), Ex: Maria McGinnis, O: Maria McGinnis; Top Five: PSL CROWN ROYAL (Imotok x DJ Phancy), Ex: Dawn Vandecastle, O: Dawn Vandecastle; RIO DE DINERO (Express Male x Ssweet Georgigirl), Ex: Tamsen Hutton, O: Robin & Tamsen Hutton; EXETER NYAHD (CN Jericho x DBA Windfahl), Ex: Nathan Soderburg, O: Nathan Soderburg.

Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Ashley & Dianne Reimer; Reserve: VOYAGEURS (Desert Heat VF x No Small Affair), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Hillary Hoffman; Top Five: THIS ONES FOR U (Bravado Bey V x BPA Whisper), Ex: Kristi Theede, O: Shirley Theede; DL PADPARADSHAH (LM Boardwalk x Marianda), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen; OUT OF PROMISES (Out Of Cyte x Promise Me Always), Ex: Kelsey Forbes, O: Kelsey Forbes.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AOTR - Champion: SHAH JULLYEN KA ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mahalya), Ex: Rachael Swanson, O: Kenneth & Rachael Swanson; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: RIO DE DINERO (Express Male x Ssweet Georgigirl), Ex: Tamsen Hutton, O: Robin & Tamsen Hutton; SCA ROCKN ROBBIN (Baskin Robbins x DS Essence), Ex: Kristin O’Daniel, O: Toni Marie & Kristin O’Daniel; EXETER NYAHD (CN Jericho x DBA Windfahl), Ex: Nathan Soderburg, O: Nathan Soderburg.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Gary Shanks; Reserve: DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Katherine Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine & Julia Running; Top Five: GJR SHAMEFUL (Sshameless x HB Gailady), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Matthew & Jody Hoffman; GSF BLUE CHIP (VCP Magnifire x Crimsonn Bay), Ex: Dominique Najarian, O: Dominique Najarian; AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), Ex: Cynthia Smith, O: Cynthia Smith; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: DARK AND STORMY (Afire Bey V x KF Satina), Ex: Susan Darmstadter, O: Susan Darmstadter; CR BEY ALUZIAN (Parada El Bey x MWF Aluzja), Ex: Janice Gavin, O: Janice Gavin; MA KINGS RANSOM (Heritage Bey King x Fire Essense), Ex: Jill Koosmann, O: Katie & Jill Koosmann.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: GLF KARMA (GLF Destiny x Karamalika), Ex: Julia Adams, O: Scott & Christine Adams; Reserve: AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: John Regep, O: Stacie Regep; Top Five: BARACHS BAYYINA (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: Cassie Hagen, O: Suzanne & Cassie Hagen; SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 - Champion: POWDERNPAINT LOA (Meistermind x Carrera LOA),

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), ridden by Katie Koosmann for owner Jill Koosmann.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider JOTR Champion: SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller; Reserve: GSF BLUE CHIP (VCP Magnifire x Crimsonn Bay), Ex: Dominique OCTOBER 2010 | REGION 10 • 31


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), ridden by Meredith Scholle for owners Gretchen and Kevin Price.

Arabian Park Horse Champion SHF ENCORE (Vegaz x SMS Forever Bay), ridden by Tom Moore for owner Encore Select Group LLC.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Champion AUTUMN STORM V (Windstorm x Autumn Fire), ridden by owner Sylvia Beahr.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion TOP BRASS CRF (Brass x Ferachask), driven by Richard Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion KJR LEXINGTON (KAR Elfire x Sylkin), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owners Hannah, Richard and Laura Beall.

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

Najarian, O: Dominique Najarian; Top Five: GLF KARMA (GLF Destiny x Karamalika), Ex: Julia Adams, O: Scott & Christine Adams; JUSTA SSHOWOFF PA (Its Show Time x MC Justabaska), Ex: Amanda Solie, O: Amanda Solie; RAINIER ECHO (Echo Magnifficoo x Fire Jovvana), Ex: Elizabeth Christensen, O: Elizabeth Christensen & Mary Mishefske. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 - Champion: BARRETTA WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla; Reserve: GJR SHAMEFUL (Sshameless x HB Gailady), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Matthew & Jody Hoffman; Top Five: GRYFFYN MP (Padrons Psyche x Scarlette Rose), Ex: Cassandra Yurick, O: Katja Wiedrich; DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Katherine Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine & Julia Running; SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), Ex: Carolyn Shanks, O: Gary Shanks.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 50 & Over Champion LL MISTER FANTASY (Bey Imprimis x Halimas Gal), ridden by owner Joel Carlson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller; Reserve: BARACHS BAYYINA (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: Cassie Hagen, O: Suzanne & Cassie Hagen; Top Five: AMES PROWLER (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: John Regep, O: Stacie Regep. Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack - Champion: RS DRAKKAR BEY (Bravado Bey V x Crisara Chanel), Ex: Richelle Osborne, O: Richelle Osborne; Reserve: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; Top Five: TOMAGE (Matio

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x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; DOME MIZBEY FIRE (SA Hudson Bey x Rorbeck Miss Fire), Ex: Richard Wright, O: Gay Jeanne Bower; AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Jill Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann. Arabian English Show Hack ATR - Champion: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Katie Koosmann, O: Jill Koosmann; Reserve: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; Top Five: RS DRAKKAR BEY (Bravado Bey V x Crisara Chanel), Ex: Richelle Osborne, O: Richelle Osborne; TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; DOME MIZBEY FIRE (SA Hudson Bey x Rorbeck Miss Fire), Ex: Gay Jeanne Bower, O: Gay Jeanne Bower. Mounted Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume - Champion: TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; Reserve: JEMFIRE MM (Safire x Juwel), Ex: Ayla Spry, O: Ayla Spry. Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR - Champion: TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), Ex: Teal Dowling, O: Teal & James Dowling; Reserve: PIONEER PATRIOT (The Pioneer V x Summertime Blues), Ex: Grace Famestad, O: Roberta & Grace Famestad; Top Five: NUBERRY D (Apaladin x Nusance), Ex: Jessica Hornung, O: Beth & Jessica Hornung.


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-49 Champion FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), ridden by owner Laura Gute.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), ridden by owner Ashley Corbin.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AAOTR Champion BRIGADOONE (Focus Highlander x Monogrammed Lady), ridden by owner Cassandra Litke.

Arabian Western Pleasure AOTR Champion SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), ridden by owner Kim Schultz.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion XTREME TRADITION (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa), ridden by owner David Teigen.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion LH GRAND FINALE (MPA Giovanni x LH Dominique), ridden by owner Susan Espeseth.

Reining Arabian Reining - Champion: EAF PEPPER (Hesa Zee x Marianda), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Jane McKinnon; Reserve: GC POTENT PONY ( Jaborr x Cbarm Barroness), Ex: Elise Ulmer, O: Glen Crest Arabians; Top Five: OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x OWE Windcharm), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; THE DANSE (WA Salute x Elsadanse), Ex: Jessica Sund, O: Caralyn VanSpronsen and Jessica Sund; MILLENIUM ECLIPSE (Hesa Zee x Taashneeka), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton. Arabian Reining Junior Horse - Champion: SHEZA VELVET ROSE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR - Champion: OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x OWE Windcharm), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; Reserve: SAS SATIN (Muscam x Satin Gigi), Ex: Kim Niven, O: Kim Niven; Top Five: LA DESERT ECHO (Second Echo x Ovaations Miss LA), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Carla Hingeveld; OBAYID (R Beyonnet x Isme Amira), Ex: Laura Hendricks, O: Laura Hendricks; BALOO LEGACY (MFA Hullabaloo x Woodhill Tsable), Ex: Cassandra Litke, O: Cassandra Litke. Arabian Reining ATR - Champion: OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x OWE Windcharm), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; Reserve: LA DESERT ECHO (Second Echo x Ovaations Miss LA), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Carla Hingeveld; Top Five: SAS SATIN (Muscam x Satin Gigi), Ex: Kim Niven, O: Kim Niven; THE DANSE

(WA Salute x Elsadanse), Ex: Jessica Sund, O: Caralyn VanSpronsen and Jessica Sund; SHEZA VELVET ROSE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton. Trail Arabian Trail - Champion: OBAYID (R Beyonnet x Isme Amira), Ex: Laura Hendricks, O: Laura Hendricks. Arabian Trail ATR - Champion: OBAYID (R Beyonnet x Isme Amira), Ex: Laura Hendricks, O: Laura Hendricks.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion: JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Michael Bills; Reserve: HOOP DANCE ( JDM Raindance x Karma Ridge Hoop Dreams), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: David, Bevra and Jessica Cole; Top Five: JUSTA CENTERFOLD ( Just Toiriffic x Callaway’s Light The Way), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow. HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over - Champion: HJ PRETTY FAMOUS (DS Major Afire x Make Me Famous), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Jennifer Doll; Reserve: BA FANCY COLORS (The Color Of Fame x Wienna), Ex: Sara Huizinga, O: Marty Liebert.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider JOTR Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by co-owner Natalie Amato for co-owner Linda Berkland.

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REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion SAS RICARDO (Zimmeron PGN x Precious Padron), ridden by Jake Swanson for owners Kenneth and Cheryl Swanson.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion CMS KAT MAN (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), ridden by owner Kim Doerr.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), ridden by Paige Nolte for owner Laura Gute.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open, AAOTR and AATR 18-39 Champion POWDERNPAINT LOA (Meistermind x Carrera LOA), ridden by owner Ashley Reimer.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), ridden by Laura Mlynarczyk for owner Deirdre Rains.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 40 & Over Champion TAMAR ADANTE (Neposzar x LW Gradyna), ridden by owner Cynthia Smith.

HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Filly - Champion: DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Claire & Margaret Larson; Reserve: HI NOON SERENADE (PA Hi-Noon x Ubar), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Debbie Alt; Top Five: NTC HONEY STAR BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monaco’s Miracle MHS), Ex: Roger Odegard, O: Roger Odegard. HA/AA Mare AOTH - Champion: JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Michael Bills; Reserve: HJ PRETTY FAMOUS (DS Major Afire x Make Me Famous), Ex: Jennifer Doll, O: Jennifer Doll; Top Five: MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), Ex: Kaitlyn McGinnis, O: Kaitlyn McGinnis; RO AMBERLEE (Spotacular Fame x Destiny K Diamond), Ex: Sarah Payne, O: Eileen O’Bradovich. Geldings

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AAOTR Champion IDLIS LAST SHADOW (Forevermore Idli x HD Talilah), ridden by owner Ashley Viney.

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HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion: JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (Makash x Booster Shot), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Bevra Cole; Reserve: JUST A STAR JA (Alimah Justice x Madam Mariposa), Ex: Sunde Nelson, O: Sunde Nelson. HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over Champion: FAMES WILDCARD PA (The Color Of Fame x Expressionsofgold), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Charles & Christine Rickart; Reserve: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch Of Desire), Ex: Austin Miller, O: Anissa Weber; Top Five: WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), Ex: Betsy Carlson, O: Learl & Janine McDonald; WR BRAVISSIMO (Versace x Fantasy Impromptu), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Kristen Johnson.

HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding - Champion: ALMOST A FIRECRACKER (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Tonya Grefe; Reserve: MOONSHINE J (Khadraj NA x Ultra Violet Blue), Ex: Jerry Schall, O: Laure Kruse; Top Five: NTC THE CARAMAC KID (A Bit Of Flash x Monaco’s Bambi MHS), Ex: Roger Odegard, O: Roger Odegard; PERRY ELLIS (Georgio AF x Fancee Me), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow. HA/AA Gelding AOTH - Champion: FAMES WILDCARD PA (The Color Of Fame x Expressionsofgold), Ex: Adam Rickart, Charles & Christine Rickart; Reserve: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch Of Desire), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Top Five: WR BRAVISSIMO (Versace x Fantasy Impromptu), Ex: Kristen Johnson, O: Kristen Johnson; A STACKED DECK (Mastark x Delta Delta Deker), Ex: Susan Reimer, O: Susan Reimer; JUST A STAR JA (Alimah Justice x Madam Mariposa), Ex: Sunde Nelson, O: Sunde Nelson.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure - Champion: VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Liane Hoier Niedernhoefer. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: ER HOLLYWOODSOCIALITE (Ulysses R x CP Promises Met), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Emerald Ridge Arabians;


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion SHAH JULLYEN KA ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mahalya), ridden by owner Rachael Swanson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), ridden by Lauren Hintz for owner Dianne Fuller.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion SAS HIGH EXXPECTATION (Exxpectation x Satin Gigi), ridden by Carolyn Shanks for owner Gary Shanks.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion GLF KARMA (GLF Destiny x Karamalika), ridden by Julia Adams for owners Scott and Christine Adams.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion BARRETTA WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), ridden by Allison Johnson for owners Mark and Valerie Sylla.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion RS DRAKKAR BEY (Bravado Bey V x Crisara Chanel), ridden by owner Richelle Osborne.

Reserve: NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), Ex: Kris Lehman, O: Shelly Lehman; Top Five: GHAZI GO GO (El Ghazi x Amazing Grace PR), Ex: DJ Heffernan, O: Brian Hunt.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure - Champion: NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), Ex: Tom Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: LJR SOME LIKE IT HOT (A Wild Fire x Toad), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Melissa Hanmann; Top Five: AMES SHABOOM (Brass x Fantasy Watch), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep; SSA MISTER JIMMY (Apollopalooza x Paula), Ex: Eric Kobernusz, O: Stephen Grove; A STACKED DECK (Mastark x Delta Delta Deker), Ex: Richard Wright, O: Susan Reimer.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR - Champion: NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), Ex: Kris Lehman, O: Shelly Lehman; Reserve: THE GREAT GAZOO (Celebration CA x Cats Alectra Heir GM), Ex: Carleen Sutheimer, O: Carleen & Susan Sutheimer; Top Five: PARTY DOLL CRF (Monaco x HV Trindoll), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen Michels; BADA BING (AA Apollo Bey x Styling Center), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly; VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), Ex: Liane Hoier Niedernhoefer, O: Liane Hoier Niedernhoefer. HA/AA English Pleasure ATR - Champion: TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF (Matoi x Fantasy Watch), Ex: Laura Morton, O: Janice & Laura Morton; Reserve: PARTY DOLL CRF (Monaco x HV Trindoll), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen Michels; Top Five: PREMONITION GA (Pension x Treemonisha), Ex: Stephanie Reitter, O: Stephanie Reitter; THE GREAT GAZOO (Celebration CA x Cats Alectra Heir GM), Ex: Carleen Sutheimer, O: Carleen & Susan Sutheimer; BADA BING (AA Apollo Bey x Styling Center), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia & Morgan Kelly. HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under - Champion: TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF (Matoi x Fantasy Watch), Ex: Laura Morton, O: Janice & Laura Morton; Reserve: PREMONITION GA (Pension x Treemonisha), Ex: Stephanie Reitter, O: Stephanie Reitter.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), Ex: Tom Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: CRF INTOXICATING (Matoi x Glamorize), Ex: Eric Krichten, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: MONEGASQUE DU TROI (Monaco x Troikav), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Lindsey Calvert and Janice Morton; MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), Ex: Gail Simpson, O: Kaitlyn McGinnis; BOB THE BUILDER (AA Apollo Bey x Ultra), Ex: Kenneth Price, O: Laurie Heaton Ferry. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), Ex: Karla Morschhauser, O: Karla Morschhauser and Louise Bakke; Reserve: WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl-Leland, O: Lesa Dahl-Leland; Top Five: BA GLORY DAYS (Sultans Great Day x Wartasha), Ex: Cindy Backlund, O: Cindy Backlund; NTC ZOOM ZOOM (Mr Cognac Bey x MS Executive Vanity), Ex: Mary Linder, O: Mary Linder; EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: Laura Shaffer, O: Laura Shaffer.

Arabian English Show Hack ATR Champion AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), ridden by Katie Koosmann for owner Jill Koosmann.

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REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open and ATR Champion TOMAGE (Matio x Trifirette), ridden by owner Teal Dowling.

Arabian Reining Champion EAF PEPPER (Hesa Zee x Marianda), ridden by Rod Matthiesen for owner Jane McKinnon.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion SHEZA VELVET ROSE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), ridden by Rod Matthiesen for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR and ATR Champion OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x Owe Windcharm), ridden by owner Melissa Pasicznyk.

Arabian Trail Open and ATR Champion OBAYID (R Beyonnet x Isme Amira), ridden by owner Laura Hendricks.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion JB HOMETOWN HOTTIE (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), shown by Jerry Schall for owner Michael Bills.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over Champion HJ PRETTY FAMOUS (DS Major Afire x Make Me Famous), shown by David Bilgrien for owner Jennifer Doll.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), Ex: Rachel Scheiffelbein, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Top Five: TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summber Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; KF VAN HALEN (VF Vanguard x Sultans Casindra), Ex: Jennifer Lonchar, O: Jennifer Lonchar.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), Ex: Kaitlyn McGinnis, O: Kaitlyn McGinnis; Reserve: NOUVE O RICHE (Night Of Roses x O Katie), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jeff & Lesa Svennes; Top Five: NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Aislinn Pomfret, O: Roland & Aislinn Pomfret; HALSTEADS THORN (Ariberry Bey V x Mats Honey), Ex: Morgan Dezenski, O: Morgan Dezenski; AMES SHABOOM (Brass x Fantasy Watch), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion: NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Aislinn Pomfret, O: Roland & Aislinn Pomfret; Reserve: BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Jenna Tekolste; Top Five: JUSTA WILD WILLY JA (Alimah Justice x Le Blonde), Ex: Heather Cole, O: Heather Cole; GI JO (The Viscount x Taxing Affair), Ex: Stephanie Ohdin, O: Stephanie & Karla Ohden; BRIGHT GHAZET (El Ghazi x Bright Fire), Ex: Robyn Johnson, O: Robyn Johnson.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion: BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Jenna Tekolste.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR - Champion: NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: LJR SOME LIKE IT HOT (A Wild Fire x Toad), Ex: Melissa Hanmann, O: Melissa Hanmann; Top Five: TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus; WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl-Leland, O: Lesa Dahl-Leland; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summer Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion: NOUVE O RICHE (Night Of Roses x O Katie), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jeff & Lesa Svennes; Reserve: AMES SHABOOM (Brass x Fantasy Watch), Ex: Stacie Regep, O: Stacie Regep; Top Five: NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Aislinn Pomfret, O: Roland & Aislinn Pomfret; BA RISE TO FAME (The Color Of Fame x Wienna), Ex: Kathlyn Camacho, O: Kathlyn Camacho; HALSTEADS THORN (Ariberry Bey V x Mats Honey), Ex: Morgan Dezenski, O: Morgan Dezenski. Park HA/AA Park Horse - Champion: THE GREAT GAZOO (Celebration CA x Cats Alectra Heir GM), Ex: Carleen Sutheimer, O: Carleen & Susan Sutheimer.


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Filly Champion DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

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

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 & Over Champion JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (Makash x Booster Shot), shown by David Bilgrien for owner Bevra Cole.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type 2 & Over Champion FAMES WILDCARD PA (The Color Of Fame x Expressionsofgold), shown by Jerry Schall for owners Charles and Christine Rickart.

HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion ALMOST A FIRECRACKER (SS Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), shown by John Diedrich for owner Tonya Grefe.

HA/AA Gelding AOTH Champion FAMES WILDCARD PA (The Color Of Fame x Expressionsofgold), shown by Adam Rickart for owners Charles and Christine Rickart.

Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), Ex: Rachel Enns, O: Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns; Reserve: MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: Amber Wesolowski, O: Kim Jenkner; Top Five: TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus; PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Aldebaran Scarlet), Ex: Kelly Gilbert, O: Kelly Gilbert; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summer Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson. Driving HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving - Champion: COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), Ex: Karla Morschhauser, O: Karla Morschhauser and Louise Bakke; Reserve: BRIGHT GHAZET (El Ghazi x Bright Fire), Ex: Robyn Johnson, O: Robyn Johnson; Top Five: BA GLORY DAYS (Sultans Great Day x Wartasha), Ex: Cindy Backlund, O: Cindy Backlund; KREWEDENTIAL LOA (Krewe x A Happy Girl), Ex: Grace Famestad, O: Roberta & Grace Famestad. Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure - Champion: MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: Joe Reser, O: Kim Jenkner; Reserve: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Aldebaran Scarlet), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Kelly Gilbert; Top Five: KHOURIZMATIC LADY (Khourizma x VS Peppy Lady), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Leann Peuse;

CR EYES WIDE SHUT (Streaks Pale Rider x BF Perfection), Ex: Shawn Hingeveld, O: Jessica Kotel and Amber Nelson; FAMES FALCON GMF (The Color Of Fame x GMF Trablynka), Ex: Dianne Margerum, O: Greg & Mary Brown. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: IM SO GOLDEN (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), Ex: Amber Wesolowski, O: Michelle & Joe Reser; Reserve: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Anique Weber; Top Five: JESSICA ZIMPSON (Shah Azim x SP Tap Dancer), Ex: Joe Reser, O: Barb & Katie Bischoff; PABLO CRUISER G (Ima Fancy Scotch Bar x Fa-Stara), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Beverly & Kelly Teigen; RASWALKINAFTERMIDNITE (PA Hi-Noon x TR Pine Art), Ex: Hoyt Rose, O: Susan Espeseth. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion: MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: Kim Jenkner, O: Kim Jenkner; Reserve: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Aldebaran Scarlet), Ex: Kelly Gilbert, O: Kelly Gilbert; Top Five: GUSTENUFF COLOR (Color Of Fame x Tiphonette), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; BURNIN BRIDGES (Makash x Reedans Spring Frost), Ex: Forrest Nutter, O: Forrest & Jeanne Nutter; FROSTED MYRROR (SS Painted Intimidator x Bint Myraa), Ex: Joel Carlson, O: Katherine Carlson.

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), ridden by Daniel McConaughey for owner Liane Hoier Niedernhoefer.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique Weber; Reserve: IM SO GOLDEN (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), Ex: Michelle Reser, OCTOBER 2010 | REGION 10 • 37


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ER HOLLYWOODSOCIALITE (Ulysses R x CP Promises Met), ridden by Kevin Price for owner Emerald Ridge Arabians.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), ridden by Kris Lehman for owner Shelly Lehman.

HA/AA English Pleasure ATR and JTR 17 & Under Champion TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF (Matoi x Fantasy Watch), ridden by owner Laura Morton.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by Tom Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), ridden by Tom Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), ridden by co-owner Karla Morschhauser for co-owner Louise Bakke.

O: Michelle & Joe Reser; Top Five: RL SANTIONIO GOLD (Alada Valtone x Miss Santo Bars), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; MAGICAL MEMORY (RSA Troublesome x Creative Memory), Ex: Ashley Then, O: Janelle Then; KHOURIZMATIC LADY (Khourizma x VS Peppy Lady), Ex: Leann Peuse, O: Leann Peuse. HA/AA Western Pleasure AOTR - Champion: BURNIN BRIDGES (Makash x Reedans Spring Frost), Ex: Forrest Nutter, O: Forrest & Jeanne Nutter. HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion: SER HEART OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Seraliera), Ex: Kelly Deiss, O: Cody Deiss; Reserve: BR KHEMO KHOWGIRL (Rho Sabee x Rose Olena), Ex: Gail Brown, O: Gail Brown; Top Five: BURNIN BRIDGES (Makash x Reedans Spring Frost), Ex: Erin Nutter, O: Forrest & Jeanne Nutter; FAMES FALCON GMF (The Color Of Fame x GMF Trablynka), Ex: Mary Brown, O: Greg & Mary Brown.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by Rachel Scheiffelbein for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR - Champion: IM SO GOLDEN (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), Ex: Michelle Reser, O: Michelle & Joe Reser; Reserve: MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: Kim Jenkner, O: Kim Jenkner; Top Five: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique Weber; KHOURIZMATIC LADY (Khourizma x VS Peppy Lady), Ex: Leann Peuse, O: Leann Peuse; RL SANTIONIO GOLD (Alada Valtone x Miss Santo Bars), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: RH NAUGHTY BY NATURE (Goldmount Royal Design

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x Crystalfireangel), Ex: Spencer Kurtz, O: Connie Kurtz; Reserve: SER HEART OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Seraliera), Ex: Kelly Deiss, O: Cody Deiss; Top Five: KADENCE CREAM (Mr Creme Genes x Apika), Ex: Megan Vincent, O: Terri Nash-Vincent. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion: SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), Ex: Olivia Boggs, O: Bob & Janene Boggs; Reserve: DREAM MELODY (Day Dream Believer x Kara SSB), Ex: Madison Corwin, O: Cynthia, Steve, Madison and Morgan Corwin. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under - Champion: RH NAUGHTY BY NATURE (Goldmount Royal Design x Crystalfireangel), Ex: Spencer Kurtz, O: Connie Kurtz; Reserve: DREAM MELODY (Day Dream Believer x Kara SSB), Ex: Madison Corwin, O: Cynthia, Steve, Madison and Morgan Corwin; Top Five: SER HEART OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Seraliera), Ex: Kelly Deiss, O: Cody Deiss. Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure - Champion: LORD OF THE RING (Fabricius x Philyra), Ex: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; Reserve: WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Learl & Janine McDonald; Top Five: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), Ex: Tom Theisen, O: Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns; WR BRAVISSIMO (Versace x Fantasy Impromptu), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Kristen Johnson; SUPREME GLORY (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire), Ex: Jill Scottston, O: Hayley Sowards.


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), ridden by owner Aislinn Pomfret.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion NET WORTH LOA (Krewe x Worthy Decision), ridden by Anna Zaffke for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), ridden by owner Kaitlyn McGinnis.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), ridden by owner Jenna Tekolste.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion NOUVE O RICHE (Night Of Roses x O Katie), ridden by Christian Svennes for owners Jeff and Lesa Svennes.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion THE GREAT GAZOO (Celebration CA x Cats Alectra Heir GM), ridden by owner Carleen Sutheimer.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: Deb McGuire, O: Jeff & Lesa Svennes; Reserve: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Janelle Then; Top Five: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Rebecca & Margaret Kalsow; PROTEUS BPA (IXL Noble Express x Summer Romance), Ex: Juli Goder-Larson, O: Michael & Lois Faye Haber; DA TOMMY GUN (Mastark x Call Me Magnificent), Ex: Richard Wright, O: Gay Jeanne Bower.

Kalsow, O: Rebecca & Margaret Kalsow; CA TIME MACHINE (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), Ex: Kristine Froehlich, O: Kristine Froehlich.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion: NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Bambimhs), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary & Susan Holliday; Reserve: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; Top Five: ARISE TO FAME (Color Of Fame x Tsymphonette), Ex: Betty Jo Buettner, O: Julie Vasatka and Betty Jo Buettner; MOON OVER MAUI (The Color Of Fame x No Small Affair), Ex: Michelle Dunckel, O: Michelle Dunckel; NTC BANANA JOE BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Generals Design), Ex: Sharon Rasmussen, O: Sharon Rasmussen. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: LORD OF THE RING (Fabricius x Philyra), Ex: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; Reserve: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), Ex: Rachel Enns, O: Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns; Top Five: VSH DARK N DASHING (Majesteit x Starrita), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Rebecca

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR - Champion: ARISE TO FAME (Color Of Fame x Tsymphonette), Ex: Julie Vasatka, O: Julie Vasatka and Betty Jo Buettner. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion: DA MISSY ELLIOT (Triften x Bey Diva), Ex: Michelle Reser, O: Michelle & Joe Reser; Reserve: CHIEFS TATONKA (The Chief Justice x Mistala), Ex: Bria Flanagan, O: Laura Flanagan; Top Five: HL SUPERSTITION (The Chief Justice x Mihakota Sea Lady), Ex: Pamela Brantner, O: Pamela Brantner; PROTEUS BPA (IXL Noble Express x Summer Romance), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Michael & Lois Faye Haber; FOUR OF A KIND (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: Marie Perry, O: Jim, Marie & Amalia Perry. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Bambimhs), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary & Susan Holliday; Reserve: ARISE TO FAME (Color Of Fame x Tsymphonette), Ex: Betty Jo Buettner, O: Julie Vasatka & Betty Jo Buettner; Top Five: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; MOON OVER MAUI (The Color Of Fame x No Small Affair), Ex: Michelle Dunckel, O: Michelle Dunckel; NTC BANANA JOE BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Generals Design), Ex: Sharon Rasmussen, O: Sharon Rasmussen.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Champion GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), ridden by owner Rachel Enns.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 - Champion: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways OCTOBER 2010 | REGION 10 • 39


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), driven by co-owner Karla Morschhauser for co-owner Louise Bakke.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), ridden by Joe Reser for owner Kim Jenkner.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion IM SO GOLDEN (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), ridden by Amber Wesolowskifor owners Michelle and Joe Reser.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), ridden by owner Kim Jenkner.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), ridden by owner Anique Weber.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AOTR Champion BURNIN BRIDGES (Makash x Reedans Spring Frost), ridden by owner Forrest Nutter.

Anythings Possible), Ex: Rachel Enns, O: Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns; Reserve: LORD OF THE RING (Fabricius x Philyra), Ex: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; Top Five: VSH DARK N DASHING (Majesteit x Starrita), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; BA FANCY COLORS (The Color Of Fame x Wienna), Ex: Nathan Soderburg, O: Marty Liebert; WR BRAVISSIMO (Versace x Fantasy Impromptu), Ex: Kristen Johnson, O: Kristen Johnson. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: HUCKS ROCK STAR SA (Hucks Starr x Inka), Ex: Ellyn Harris, O: Ellyn Harris and Laurie Stein; Reserve: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jeff & Lesa Svennes.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion SER HEART OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Seraliera), ridden by Kelly Deiss for owner Cody Deiss.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: SUPREME GLORY (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire), Ex: Hayley Sowards, O: Hayley Sowards; Reserve: CHIEFS TATONKA (The Chief Justice x Mistala), Ex: Bria Flanagan, O: Laura Flanagan; Top Five: SHOCK N AWE (Heir To Glory x Starwars Debutante), Ex: Hayley Haertel, O: Rick, Denise or Haley Haertel; COMRADARIE (Majesteit x Comrada), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; THOROLY MODERN MILLIE (Mr Cognac Bey x String Of Pearls JE), Ex: Jade Graebel, O: Jade Graebel. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 - Champion: WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Learl & Janine McDonald; Reserve: COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: Christian Svennes, O: Jeff & Lesa Svennes; Top Five: HUCKS ROCK STAR SA (Hucks Starr x Inka), Ex:

Ellyn Harris, O: Ellyn Harris and Laurie Stein; MOON OVER MAUI (The Color Of Fame x No Small Affair), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Michelle Dunckel. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), Ex: Betsy Carlson, O: Learl & Janine McDonald; Reserve: COMRADARIE (Majesteit x Comrada), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Top Five: SUPREME GLORY (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire), Ex: Hayley Sowards, O: Hayley Sowards; CHIEFS TATONKA (The Chief Justice x Mistala), Ex: Bria Flanagan, O: Laura Flanagan; SHOCK N AWE (Heir To Glory x Starwars Debutante), Ex: Hayley Haertel, O: Rick, Denise or Haley Haertel. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack - Champion: TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus; Reserve: HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: Eric Kobernusz, O: Miles & Maggie Lacey; Top Five: EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Laura Shaffer; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summber Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; JOHNNY DANGEROUSLY (Makash x Booster Shot), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Bevra Cole. HA/AA English Show Hack ATR - Champion: VSH DARK N DASHING (Majesteit x Starrita), Ex: Anna Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl-Leland, O: Lesa Dahl-Leland; Top Five: TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs),


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Champion IM SO GOLDEN (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), ridden by owner Michelle Reser.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 and JTR 17 & Under Champion RH NAUGHTY BY NATURE (Goldmount Royal Design x Crystalfireangel), ridden by Spencer Kurtz for owner Connie Kurtz.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SHARIAH STAR (Cody x Promise Shariah), ridden by Olivia Boggs for owners Bob and Janene Boggs.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open and AAOTR 18-39 Champion LORD OF THE RING (Fabricius x Philyra), ridden by Devon Shuster for owners Shuster Arabians LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion COLOR OF FLAME LK (The Color of Fame x Spring Azure), ridden by Deb McGuire for owners Jeff and Lesa Svennes.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 40 & Over Champion NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Bambimhs), ridden by owner Gary Holliday.

Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summber Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Aislinn Pomfret, O: Roland & Aislinn Pomfret.

Diercks, O: Timothy Anderson; Reserve: MAXEROSE (HH Maxemus x Little Alice Rose), Ex: Brian Welman, O: Richard Ames; Top Five: MISS MONTANT CRF (Mister Montana Nic x Marliera), Ex: Brian Welman, O: Richard Ames; DUN DAZZLER (Ima Dun Kid x Pradesh), Ex: Kim Diercks, O: Kim Niven; MISS ZOE (Gallo Dorado x Manhattann Pattie), Ex: Hoyt Rose, O: Pamela Rose.

Mounted Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume - Champion: COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), Ex: Karla Morschhauser, O: Karla Morschhauser and Louise Bakke; Reserve: NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Aislinn Pomfret, O: Roland & Aislinn Pomfret; Top Five: SSA MISTER JIMMY (Apollopalooza x Paula), Ex: Eric Kobernusz, O: Stephen Grove; WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl-Leland, O: Lesa Dahl-Leland; TOLSTOI (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Kelly Steinhaus, O: Leslie & Kelly Steinhaus. Reining

HA/AA Reining AAOTR - Champion: DR IMA CHERISHED WON (Ima Dun Kin x DR Cherish Me), Ex: Thomas Kafka, O: Thomas Kafka; Reserve: HOLLYWOOD BONBON (Hollywood White x Se Si Bon), Ex: Kim Niven, O: Timothy Anderson; Top Five: BULLWYNKEL (Majesteit x McDestiny Jabask), Ex: Margaret McNamara, O: Jackie & Margaret McNamara; CHEX ORO MIO (CM Prospector x Mimi Chex), Ex: Michael Monico, O: Kathleen Monico; MIZ CONGENAILITY (Hesa Zee x Sunny Dee Elegance), Ex: Stephen Waldhoff, O: Stephen Waldhoff.

HA/AA Reining - Champion: LONE STAR DESPERADO (RR Star x Lolita V), Ex: Kim Diercks, O: Timothy Anderson; Reserve: HH TUCKS PLAYBOY (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), Ex: Elise Ulmer, O: Stephen Grove; Top Five: CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton; ZEE MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Stacey Busswitz, O: Julie Monson; MISS HESA BAR (Hesa Zee x Miss KA Cee Bar), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Jane McKinnon.

HA/AA Reining ATR - Champion: HH TUCKS PLAYBOY (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), Ex: Stephen Grove, O: Stephen Grove; Reserve: HH CHARMED N COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), Ex: Kim Niven, O: Kim Niven; Top Five: HOLLYWOOD BONBON (Hollywood White x Se Si Bon), Ex: Kim Niven, O: Timothy Anderson; CHEX ORO MIO (CM Prospector x Mimi Chex), Ex: Michael Monico, O: Kathleen Monico; CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), Ex: Brooke Matthiesen, O: Eleanor Hamilton.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion ARISE TO FAME (Color Of Fame x Tsymphonette), ridden by co-owner Julie Vasatka for co-owner Betty Jo Buettner.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse - Champion: HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), Ex: Kim OCTOBER 2010 | REGION 10 • 41


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AOTR Champion DA MISSY ELLIOT (Triften x Bey Diva), ridden by owner Michelle Reser.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), ridden by owner Rachel Enns.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion HUCKS ROCK STAR SA (Hucks Starr x Inka), ridden by co-owner Ellyn Harris for co-owner Laurie Stein.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SUPREME GLORY (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire), ridden by owner Hayley Sowards.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), ridden by Allison Johnson for owners Learl and Janine McDonald.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), ridden by Betsy Carlson for owners Learl and Janine McDonald.

Trail HA/AA Trail - Champion: RL CASHIN THE GOLD (Alada Valtone x Santo Casha), Ex: Mary Florke, O: Mary Florke. HA/AA Trail ATR - Champion: RL CASHIN THE GOLD (Alada Valtone x Santo Casha), Ex: Mary Florke, O: Mary Florke.

Showmanship/Horsemanship

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

Showmanship At Halter JTH 14-17 - Champion: Kadence Cream (Mr Creme Genes x Apika), Ex: MEGAN VINCENT, O: Terri Nash Vincent; Reserve: Barretta WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), Ex: ALLISON JOHNSON, O: Valerie and Mark Sylla; Top Five: Rainier Echo (Echo Magnifficoo x Fire Jovvana), Ex: ELIZABETH CHRISTENSEN, O: Mary Mishefske and Elizabeth Christensen; Impartial Marshal (Bey Imprimis x LF Tashanna), Ex: AMANDA SOLIE, O: Jody and Savannah Leyda; Nouve O Riche (Night Of Roses x O Katie), Ex: CHRISTIAN SVENNES, O: Jeff and Lesa Svennes. Showmanship At Halter JTH 11-13 - Champion: D Zalamaan (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: JULIA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith. Showmanship At Halter JTH 10 & Under - Champion: Impartial Marshal (Bey Imprimis x LF Tashanna), Ex: LEXI LEFEVER, O: Jody and Savannah Leyda; Reserve: CR Lightness (Regal Basque x Pros Go Lightly), Ex: LAURYN RIEPMA, O: Lauryn Riepma; Top Five:

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Honky Tonk Cowboy (Balajkar Bey V x Tonki Tu), Ex: JANE HUBBARD, O: Heidi Hubbard; Four Of A Kind (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: AMALIA PERRY, O: Olivia Sweet; Braveheart (Oran Van Bandy x Lake Witch), Ex: MALLORY ARNDT, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes. Western Horsemanship JTR 17 & Under - Champion: Shariah Star (Cody x Promise Shariah), Ex: OLIVIA BOGGS, O: Robert and Janene Boggs; Reserve: CMS Kat Man (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), Ex: KIM DOERR, O: Dave, Beth and Kim Doerr; Top Five: Sshamenator (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: ALISON CRUMLEY, O: Kimberly Crumley; Luckypup Medjool (Opalo x AM Geni Date), Ex: JULIA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith; D Zalamaan (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: CHRISTINA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith.

Equitation Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under - Champion: CA Jeapordy (Sultan’sAffirmative Action x Three Timeza Lady), Ex: SARAH DELISI, O: Sarah Delisi; Reserve: BA Rise To Fame (The Color Of Fame x Wienna), Ex: KATHLYN CAMACHO, O: Kathlyn Camacho; Top Five: Nouve O Riche (Night Of Roses x O Katie), Ex: CHRISTIAN SVENNES, O: Jeff and Lesa Svennes; NTC Mr Wizard (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: AISLINN POMFRET, O: Roland and Aislinn Pomfret; Baywatch (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), Ex: JENNA TEKOLSTE, O: Jenna Tekolste.


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion VSH DARK N DASHING (Majesteit x Starrita), ridden by Anna Zaffke for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion COOL PURSUIT ( Justafire DGL x LA Mirabella), ridden by co-owner Karla Morschhauser for co-owner Louise Bakke.

HA/AA Reining Champion LONE STAR DESPERADO (RR Star x Lolita V), ridden by Kim Diercks for owner Timothy Anderson.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Champion HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by Kim Diercks for owner Timothy Anderson.

HA/AA Reining AAOTR Champion DR IMA CHERISHED WON (Ima Dun Kin x DR Cherish Me), ridden by owner Thomas Kafka.

HA/AA Reining ATR Champion HH TUCKS PLAYBOY (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by owner Stephen Grove.

Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under - Champion: (Atlantis Bey V x Huckprowlingladyv), Ex: ZACHARY WHITE, O: Lisa Jo White; Reserve: EQL Annie Hall (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: NORA SHAFFER, O: Laura Shaffer; Top Five: Halsteads Pretty One (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: MAGGIE LACEY, O: Miles and Maggie Lacey; Ames Captivator (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: MIKAYLA MICHELS, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; CR Lightness (Regal Basque x Pros Go Lightly), Ex: LAURYN RIEPMA, O: Lauryn Riepma.

Amadeus x Bar-Nissa), Ex: ELLYN HARRIS, O: Ellyn Haris and Laurie Stein.

Walk/Jog Western Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion: Psyches Top Gun (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: LEXI LEFEVER, O: Donald Lefever; Reserve: TCE Flaxen Fire (TC Expression x St Pats Irish Supreme), Ex: KAJ BJERKE, O: Boni Lavelle, Ethan and Kaj Bjerke; Top Five: Moondoggie (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: COLE RESER, O: Kim Jenkner; Flashy Mans Sunny Mystique (Otoes Flsashy Man x Rolllintha), Ex: RILEY HAMMER, O: Riley and Deann Hammer; JAS Tucson (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: ALEXA TIZIANI, O: Alexa and McKella Tiziani. Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 - Champion: Barretta WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), Ex: ALLISON JOHNSON, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla; Reserve: Color Of Flame LK (The Color of Fame x Spring Azure), Ex: CHRISTIAN SVENNES, O: Jeff and Lesa Svennes; Top Five: Barachs Bayyina (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: KATHERINE RUNNING, O: Suzanne and Cassie Hagen; Ames Prowler (Matoi x MC Jabaskalyn), Ex: STACIE REGEP, O: Stacie Regep; TOA Amadeus ( JK

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under - Champion: Supreme Glory (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire), Ex: HAYLEY SOWARDS, O: John, Theresa and Hayley Sowards; Reserve: Chiefs Tatonka (The Chief Justice x Mistala), Ex: BRIA FLANAGAN, O: Laura Flanagan; Top Five: Shock N Awe (Heir To Glory x Starwars Debutante), Ex: HAYLEY HAERTEL, O: Rick, Denise and Heyley Haertel; Barachs Bayyina (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: CASSIE HAGEN, O: Suzanne and Cassie Hagen; GLF Karma (GLF Destiny x Karamalika), Ex: JULIA ADAMS, O: Scott and Christine Adams. Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under - Champion: Honky Tonk Cowboy (Balajkar Bey V x Tonki Tu), Ex: JANE HUBBARD, O: Heidi Hubard; Reserve: RH Naughty By Nature (Goldmount Royal Design x Crystalfireangel), Ex: SYDNEY KURTZ, O: Connie Kurtz; Top Five: Biya Bask (Elsheikhdlabiya x Show Me), Ex: KATIE TREADWELL, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge; Four Of A Kind (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: AMALIA PERRY, O: Olivia Sweet.

HA/AA Trail Open and ATR Champion RL CASHIN THE GOLD (Alada Valtone x Santo Casha), ridden by owner Mary Florke.

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under - Champion: Luckypup Medjool (Opalo x AM Geni Date), Ex: JULIA SMITH, O: Julia Smith; Reserve: Magnificent Echo (Echo Magnifficoo x TW Forteyna), Ex: CHRISTINA SMITH, O: Christina Smith.

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REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Showmanship At Halter JTH 14-17 Champion MEGAN VINCENT with Kadence Cream (Mr Creme Genes x Apika), for owner Terri Nash Vincent.

Showmanship At Halter JTH 11-13 Champion JULIA SMITH, owner of D Zalamaan (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire).

Showmanship At Halter JTH 10 & Under Champion LEXI LEFEVER with Impartial Marshal (Bey Imprimis x LF Tashanna), for owners Jody and Savannah Leyda.

Western Horsemanship JTR 17 & Under Champion OLIVIA BOGGS on Shariah Star (Cody x Promise Shariah), for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.

Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under Champion SARAH DELISI, owner of CA Jeapordy (Sultan’sAffirmative Action x Three Timeza Lady).

Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion ZACHARY WHITE on Hucks High Esteem (Atlantis Bey V x Huckprowlingladyv), for owner Lisa Jo White.

Walk/Trot/Jog

Leadline

Walk/Trot English & Country English Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: Maggie Lacey, O: Miles & Maggie Lacey; Reserve: AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: Mikayla Michels, O: Karen & Mikayla Michels; Top Five: EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Laura Shaffer; CR LIGHTNESS (Regal Basque x Pros Go Lightly), Ex: Lauryn Riepma, O: Lauryn Riepma.

Leadline JTR 2-6 Years Old - 1st: The Eternegizer (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: ELIZABETH KUHN, O: Teresa Silva; 1st: Millenium Eclipse (Hesa Zee x Taashneeka), Ex: JUSTIN ROSE, O: Eleanor Hamilton; 1st: TCE Flaxen Fire (TC Expression x St Pats Irish Supreme), Ex: ALEXA GILBERT, O: Boni Lavelle, Ethan and Kaj Bjerke; 1st: Anduril GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), Ex: KARTER LAVENTURE, O: Michael & Kara Laventure; 1st: JAS Tucson (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: MCKELLA TIZIANI, O: Alexa & McKella Tiziani; 1st: Hucks High Esteem (Atlantis Bey V x Huckprowlingladyv), Ex: REX WHITE, O: Lisa Jo White; 1st: Moondoggie (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: GRANT RESER, O: Kim Jenkner; 1st: Barretta WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), Ex: FELICIA SCHALL, O: Mark & Valerie Sylla; 1st: GDE Zalarobi (OV Zalamaar x Bay Robanna), Ex: MADISON ROSE, O: Pamela & Madison Rose.

Walk/Jog Western Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), Ex: Cole Reser, O: Kim Jenkner; Reserve: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: Lexi Lefever, O: Donald Lefever; Top Five: TCE FLAXEN FIRE (TC Expression x St Pats Irish Supreme), Ex: Ethan Bjerke, O: Boni Lavelle, Ethan & Kaj Bjerke; NOVA FA (Nareyev x Nartanaia), Ex: Noelle Patton, O: Cynthia, Steve, Madison and Morgan; JAS TUCSON (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: Alexa Tiziani, O: Alexa & McKella Tiziani.

Walk/Jog Western Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion LEXI LEFEVER on Psyches Top Gun (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), for owner Donald Lefever.

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Walk/Trot Hunter Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Learl & Janine McDonald; Reserve: RH NAUGHTY BY NATURE (Goldmount Royal Design x Crystalfireangel), Ex: Sydney Kurtz, O: Connie Kurtz; Top Five: HONKY TONK COWBOY (Balajkar Bey V x Tonki Tu), Ex: Jane Hubbard, O: Heidi Hubbard; BIYA BASK (Elsheikhdlabiya x Show Me), Ex: Katie Treadwell, O: Kenneth, Judy and Austin Figge; FOUR OF A KIND (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: Amalia Perry, O: Jim, Marie & Amalia Perry.

Dressage Training Level Test 4 - Champion: BBLESSED UNION (Balajkar Bey V x Cherokee Spirit), Ex: Melinda Price, O: Elizabeth Grossman; Reserve: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Top Five: CHARISMAS WINDDANCER (P H Sahmon x April), Ex: Julie Goder Larson, O: Pamela Shields; DEZINED BY FIRE (DS Major Afire x Lady Gwandalyn), Ex: Laurie Riordan, O: Laurie Riordan; MY ILLUSIVE STAR (Chex My Star x HM Illusive Dream), Ex: Jill Scottston, O: Megan Donaldson.


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-17 Champion ALLISON JOHNSON on Barretta WLF (Barritz SF x Papillons Kallima), for owners Valerie and Mark Sylla.

Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion HAYLEY SOWARDS, owner of Supreme Glory (Heir To Glory x Sultans Spitfire).

Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion JANE HUBBARD on Honky Tonk Cowboy (Balajkar Bey V x Tonki Tu), for owner Heidi Hubbard.

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under Champion JULIA SMITH, owner of Luckypup Medjool (Opalo x AM Geni Date).

Walk/Trot English & Country English Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Maggie Lacey.

Walk/Jog Western Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion MOONDOGGIE (Rohara Moon Storm x Fersure), ridden by Cole Reser for owner Kim Jenkner.

Training Level Test 4 ATR - Champion: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Reserve: TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x The Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil; Top Five: NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monicos Bambi), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary Holliday; THEME IN BAYMAJOR (Mr Cognac Bey x DBA Celebration), Ex: Jennifer Clark, O: Jennifer Clark; JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Melanie & Madeline Erce.

Reserve: HC WINDJAMMER (Hals Comet x Moons Windsong), Ex: Cathryn Bauer, O: Cathryn Bauer.

First Level Test 4 - Champion: BBLESSED UNION (Balajkar Bey V x Cherokee Spirit), Ex: Melinda Price, O: Elizabeth Grossman; Reserve: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Top Five: MF NOTORIOUS (Fames Fortune x Mitanni Jaadina), Ex: Bridget Fickling, O: Noreen Paeth; RH IMZADI (SR Dockofthe Bay x Mitanni Jaadina), Ex: Bridget Fickling, O: Noreen Paeth. First Level Test 4 ATR - Champion: TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x The Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil; Reserve: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Top Five: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Melanie & Madeline Erce. Second Level Test 4 ATR - Champion: PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Jan Wiggert. Third Level Test 3 - Champion: LADIES LOVE (Ackilaim x CR Fernez), Ex: Melinda Price, O: Joyce Wood;

Third Level Test 3 ATR - Champion: PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Jan Wiggert. Fourth Level Test 3 - Champion: LADIES LOVE (Ackilaim x CR Fernez), Ex: Melinda Price, O: Joyce Wood.

Arabian Sport Horse Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallion - Champion: EL SHAMAL D SHAKLAN (El Shaklan x Miss D Rose), Ex: Shelly Fehn, O: Catherine Linderman. Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH - Champion: EL SHAMAL D SHAKLAN (El Shaklan x Miss D Rose), Ex: Sheri Fischer, O: Catherine Linderman. Arabian Sport Horse Mare - Champion: EXCEPTIONAL RESULT (Express Male x SC Fanci Result), Ex: Kate Wiggert-Johnson, O: Jan Wiggert; Reserve: AL-MARAH DIVA (AM Good Oldboy x Brown-R Misi), Ex: Timothy Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton and Tim Schaap; Top Five: MAGIC DELIGHT AD (Magic Domino AHS x Delights Joi AD), Ex: Heather Niski, O: Heather Niski; LADIES LOVE (Ackilaim x CR Fernez), Ex: Melinda Price, O: Joyce Wood; AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah SeaHonor), Ex: Timothy Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton and Tim Schaap.

Walk/Trot Hunter Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion WV MAJOR MAJOR (DS Major Afire x SH Mstarlite), ridden by Nora Shaffer for owners Learl and Janine McDonald.

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REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dressage Training and First Level Test 4 Champion BBLESSED UNION (Balajkar Bey V x Cherokee Spirit), ridden by Melinda Price for owner Elizabeth Grossman.

Dressage Training Level Test 4 ATR Champion JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), ridden by owner Justine Jacoby.

Dressage Second Level Test 4 ATR and Third Level Test 3 ATR Champion PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), ridden by Stephanie Eckelkamp for owner Jan Wiggert.

Dressage Third Level and Fourth Level Test 3 Champion LADIES LOVE (Ackilaim x CR Fernez), ridden by Melinda Price for owner Joyce Wood.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallion Champion EL SHAMAL D SHAKLAN (*El Shaklan x Miss D Rose), shown by Shelly Fehn for owner Catherine Linderman.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion EL SHAMAL D SHAKLAN (*El Shaklan x Miss D Rose), shown by Sheri Fischer for owner Catherine Linderman.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare 2 & Over ATH - Champion: AL-MARAH DIVA (AM Good Oldboy x Brown-R Misi), Ex: Timothy Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton and Tim Schaap; Reserve: EXCEPTIONAL RESULT (Express Male x SC Fanci Result), Ex: Kate WiggertJohnson, O: Jan Wiggert; Top Five: AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah SeaHonor), Ex: Timothy Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton and Tim Schaap; MAGIC DELIGHT AD (Magic Domino AHS x Delights Joi AD), Ex: Heather Niski, O: Heather Niski; DEZINED BY FIRE (DS Major Afire x Lady Gwandalyn), Ex: Laurie Riordan, O: Laurie Riordan.

Celebration), Ex: Jennifer Clark, O: Jennifer Clark; NR BEY CAMPAIGNER (Bey Shah x Gala Gai), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt.

Arabian Sport Horse Mare Champion EXCEPTIONAL RESULT (Express Male x SC Fanci Result), shown by Kate Wiggert-Johnson for owner Jan Wiggert.

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Arabian Sport Horse Gelding - Champion: PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Jan Wiggert; Reserve: TAKEHEART (Aclsic Raff x Akma Hill Azzara), Ex: Cathryn Bauer, O: Cathryn Bauer; Top Five: AP INFERNO (Aspens Baskaflame x Sin Tu), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt and Rachel Rhein; THEME IN BAYMAJOR (Mr Cognac Bey x DBA Celebration), Ex: Jennifer Clark, O: Jennifer Clark; NR BEY CAMPAIGNER (Bey Shah x Gala Gai), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt. Arabian Sport Horse Gelding 2 & Over ATH Champion: PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Jan Wiggert; Reserve: AP INFERNO (Aspens Baskaflame x Sin Tu), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt and Rachel Rhein; Top Five: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Melanie & Madeline Erce; THEME IN BAYMAJOR (Mr Cognac Bey x DBA

Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle - Champion: TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x The Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil; Reserve: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Melanie & Madeline Erce; Top Five: BAASKA (MC Elective x SF Emahlee), Ex: Kathleen Justinger, O: Kathleen Justinger; RC SHOOTING STAR (De Rashallah x FA Jennette), Ex: Laota Hoeft, O: Laota Hoeft; STAND AND DELIVER (Csardas Jemil x Il Habiba), Ex: Mary Fischer, O: Sheri Fischer. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR - Champion: TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x The Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil; Reserve: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Melanie & Madeline Erce; Top Five: PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Kate Wiggert-Johnson, O: Jan Wiggert; CERTIFIED MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Stephanie Eckelkamp; RC SHOOTING STAR (DE Rashallah x FA Jennette), Ex: Laota Hoeft, O: Laota Hoeft. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack - Champion: RA FIRECRACKER (Laddinns Fire x Padrons La Tanya), Ex: Stephanie Douglas, O: Stephanie Douglas; Reserve: AP INFERNO (Aspens Baskaflame x Sin Tu), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt and Rachel Rhein; Top


REGION 10 CHAMPIONSHIPS

Arabian Sport Horse Mare 2 & Over ATH Champion AL-MARAH DIVA (AM Good Oldboy x Brown-R Misi), shown by co-owner Timothy Schaap for co-owner Jennifer Hamilton.

Arabian Sport Horse Gelding Open and 2 & Over ATH Champion PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), shown by Stephanie Eckelkamp for owner Jan Wiggert.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Open and ATR and Dressage First Level Test 4 ATR Champion TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x The Brass Monkey), ridden by owner Katherine Pfeil.

Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Open and ATR Champion RA FIRECRACKER (Laddinns Fire x Padrons La Tanya), ridden by owner Stephanie Douglas.

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare Champion DONT TOI WITH MEJIF (Matoi x Miss Babs), shown by owner Rachel Rhein.

HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Champion JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), shown by owner Justine Jacoby.

Five: HC WINDJAMMER (Hals Comet x Moons Windsong), Ex: Cathryn Bauer, O: Cathryn Bauer. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR - Champion: RA FIRECRACKER (Laddinns Fire x Padrons La Tanya), Ex: Stephanie Douglas, O: Stephanie Douglas; Reserve: MD GLENLIVET BASK (Baske Afire x Dilemme), Ex: Amy Rose-Offord, O: Amy Rose-Offord; Top Five: AP INFERNO (Aspens Baskaflame x Sin Tu), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Polly Bonfigt and Rachel Rhein.

Half-Arabian Sport Horse Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Mare - Champion: DONT TOI WITH MEJIF (Matoi x Miss Babs), Ex: Rachel Rhein, O: Rachel Rhein. HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding - Champion: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madam Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Reserve: LORD OF THE RING (Fabricius x Philyra), Ex: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; Top Five: BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac Matador x Santana’s Love Affair), Ex: Mary Fischer, O: Sheri Fischer; MY ILLUSIVE STAR (Chex My Star x HM Illusive Dream), Ex: Megan Donaldson, O: Megan Donaldson; JERICHOS THEE SENOR (Thee Hombre x Jericho’s Royal Ashlin), Ex: Wendy Konichek, O: Jeanine Schollmeyer.

Under Saddle HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle - Champion: MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage Bey King x TL Dream Awhile), Ex: Chari Madrigal, O: Chari Madrigal; Reserve: MY ILLUSIVE STAR (Chex My Star x HM Illusive Dream), Ex: Jill Scottston, O: Megan Donaldson; Top Five: CHARISMAS WINDDANCER (P H Sahmon x April), Ex: Julie Goder Larson, O: Pamela Shields; BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac Matador x Santana’s Love Affair), Ex: Mary Fischer, O: Sheri Fischer. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR - Champion: MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage Bey King x TL Dream Awhile), Ex: Chari Madrigal, O: Chari Madrigal; Reserve: CHARISMAS WINDDANCER (P H Sahmon x April), Ex: Pamela Shields, O: Pamela Shields; Top Five: MY ILLUSIVE STAR (Chex My Star x HM Illusive Dream), Ex: Megan Donaldson, O: Megan Donaldson; NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monicos Bambi), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary Holliday; BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac Matador x Santana’s Love Affair), Ex: Mary Fischer, O: Sheri Fischer. ■

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Open and ATR Champion MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage Bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ridden by owner Chari Madrigal.

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North American Arabian Horse Association To Launch New Show by Colleen Scott

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hen anthropologist Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of p p can change g thoughtful, committed people ave the the world,” she probably didn’t have n horse Arabian horse industry or Arabian hat a shows in mind. But that is just what ts group of Arabian horse enthusiasts are attempting to do—change thee Arabian horse show world as we know it. Not content to sit on the sidelines any longer, lamenting things could or should be different or better, Rob Langlois,, Greenwood, Del.; Dan Bergren, Muncie, Ind.; and Rory O’Neill, Cave Creek, Ariz., began talking 18 months h ago about how to generate more excitement and enthusiasm at Arabian horse shows. The trio knew that Arabian horse show exhibitors were looking not just for worldclass competition at a top-notch facility, but also for an opportunity to have fun, socialize with fellow horsemen, visit a new community and maybe even win some prize money. The team also had another goal: showcase the Arabian horse to people outside the industry, filling the stands with spectators—with the end result of driving sponsorships. They looked at some of the “favorite” shows (Scottsdale, Iowa Gold Star, Buckeye, Las Vegas World Cup), evaluating what they had in common and recognizing the disadvantage to East Coast people in the distance they had to travel to reach those shows. When 204 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

conversation after conversation convinced them that no one else was going to take the helm of organizing the kind of show theyy wanted, Langlois, Bergren and O’Neill took their plan to the next level. They reached out to other T Arabian horse enthusiasts, breeders, Arab trainers and handlers, finding tra additional leadership skills to a round out the core organizing group. Jeff Krusen, Acorn Arabians, Bordentown, N.J.; Rob Simpson, Amissville, Va.; and eight others agreed to serve on the board, and an official organization, the North American Arabian Horse No Association Associatio (NAAHA), was born. The group’s current goal, according to President Dan Bergren, is to produce a show the likes of which Arabian horse enthusiasts haven’t seen. Why take on such an ambitious undertaking? Bergren explains. “We kept thinking about and talking about what we would do if we were to put on a show. It kept coming back to the fact that if we didn’t do it, nobody would. So, we’ve worked hard to come up with things that are out of the box and designed to bring fun, anticipation and excitement back to the show ring for the exhibitors and spectators.” Here is how they intend to accomplish those ambitious goals with the new North American Arabian World Championship Show, August 24-29, 2011, at the Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, Va.


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The Ultimate In Competition And ExhibitorFriendliness The new North American Arabian World Championship Show is just that—a world championship that organizers say, based on the interest they’ve had so far, will draw the best horses, trainers and amateurs. The appeal of the new endeavor is due to a number of factors, but particularly to the careful planning and attention to detail being paid by show organizers and the dozens of consultants (horsemen and women from a variety of disciplines). First, there are the physical characteristics of the facility and the show schedule, both of primary importance because while exhibitors might be looking for activities to enhance the show experience, they are still concerned with the wellbeing of their horses and how the facility allows them to show those horses to the best of their ability. Enter the Virginia Horse Center, one of the East Coast’s premiere equestrian facilities. Spread over 600 acres, the Virginia Horse Center features a 4,000-seat indoor arena, two additional indoor areas, and a grand total of 19 show rings. There are 1,200 stalls all on dirt floors with excellent ventilation; ample wash racks; a unique design geared for loading and unloading horses; onsite restaurants; and a campground. The facility’s management has worked closely with NAAHSA board members to make specific improvements, such as upgrading the lighting. Footing will be excellent in all the rings, and with the added sponsorship money from a generous donor, exhibitors should be very happy with all the show ring and warm-up area conditions. The tentative class schedule is available online (www. naahsa.com) and was developed not only to showcase the

talent and versatility of the Arabian horse, but also to enhance the show experience for everyone. The schedule is reflective of the goal of giving people more time to enjoy themselves, their fellow horsemen and their surroundings. One of the committee’s beliefs is that the “endurance” show mentality needs to end, and attendees need more time to socialize and enjoy themselves. In order to achieve that, the schedule has approximately 115 classes over the four-day period. The lineup currently includes the traditional arena classes in English, hunter and western pleasure, driving, native costume, show hack, equitation, and showmanship. In-hand classes will also be held, with some specifically for straight Egyptians. Reining and classes for hunters and jumpers will also be offered. “We tried to incorporate all the classes we could, without making it just another show with hundreds of classes,” says Langlois. “Having one- or two-horse classes isn’t really a competitive environment, so our goal is to have classes that are full.” Adding to the appeal of a great facility and a competitive, but not grueling, show schedule is the group’s innovative approach to a judging system. Ten judges will be on the grounds. Prior to each class, five of those judges will step into the ring, and nobody is going to know ahead of time who will adjudicate each class. The scoring system will be based on a simple point system; the horse earning the highest number of points will be declared the winner. In-hand classes will be judged in the same manner. Although the show is not Arabian Horse Association (AHA) or United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) sanctioned, traditional rules are in place with class specifications determined by a committee structure

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including representatives from the various disciplines. Random drug testing will take place, and generally accepted AHA and USEF rules will be enforced.

appealing to exhibitors, organizers have also been focusing on how to draw more of the non-horse set to the show grounds. “We have to start marketing to people outside the industry,” says Bergren. “Shows are a great way to give people an opportunity to see the Arabian horse in action, but we have to get the people in the stands first.”

With all the show mechanics contributing to make an enjoyable experience, organizers have added some extra incentives to make it worthwhile for exhibitors. Dozens Besides bringing new people to the breed, those bodies of vendors have already committed to participate, and in the stands will ultimately produce more interest in they include both the traditional equine equipment corporate sponsorships, another suppliers and specialty products. A long-term benefit of creating special patron’s package is available Although the show is not opportunities specifically for on a limited basis that includes Arabian Horse Association (AHA) people outside the industry. tableside viewing of the show from center ring. Random drawings will or United States Equestrian Car cruises (a popular also take place during the show. Two Federation (USEF) sanctioned, event in which vintage car cars (courtesy of Ray Price Auto traditional rules are in place with Group) and a trailer (donated by enthusiasts gather and drive to Adam Trailers and Delwood Trailer a predetermined destination) class specifications determined Sales) will be given away, as well as are scheduled for Friday and by a committee structure significant prize money. Faulkner’s Saturday night of the show, including representatives from Saddlery LLC has also donated a again drawing an entirely the various disciplines. Random variety of equipment. Unique awards, different group of people to the including custom-designed ribbons grounds. The added attraction drug testing will take place, and and plaques, will also be used to for spectators and exhibitors generally accepted AHA and recognize what organizers predict already there is that they will be USEF rules will be enforced. will be the best of the best. able to see the cars. The group will also launch an aggressive Besides making sure the show is appealing to exhibitors, marketing and public relations campaign in the the committee has worked with the local community to community and anticipate that through their efforts, help exhibitors make the most of their trip to Lexington. large crowds will be in the stands. “This is such a great area,” says Langlois. “There is a lot to do—kayaking, local wineries, and historic attractions “Based on the commitments we’ve received so far from minutes away from the show grounds.” They have already major trainers, breeders and amateurs, people are really secured discounted hotel room rates and are in the process behind what we are doing,” says Langlois. “The North of working with the proprietors of area restaurants and American Arabian World Championships will not only shops to provide show attendees with special incentives. be a place for top-notch competition, but it will also be a place that is exciting, energetic and fun.”

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The Dunes Written by Jen Miller, Sandee Andrews, Sophie Pegrum, Melissa Feather & April Visel Photos by April Visel and Toni Sullivan

Or, the Yahoos and Horsefly Films’ foray into the mighty desert sand dunes of California on a recent filming adventure ‌

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The assignment: to shoot footage for Horsefly Films’ documentary film on the history of the Polish Arabian horse, as well as to expand the video file of Sandee Andrews’ Sanadik son, Reflection SA. For the most dramatic impact, a desert location was planned, and Horsefly’s Jen Miller and Sophie Pegrum recruited their friends and fellow Yahoos Sandee Andrews, Melissa Feather, Toni Sullivan and photographer April Visel to help. Melissa’s husband, Jerry, and Sophie’s fiancé, photography director John Smith, also joined the crew. Although the project operated on a limited budget, the goal was to record spectacular shots—and to have a good time. The following account documents the making of a film, yet another Yahoo adventure. Jen Miller: When you come up with an outlandish idea like shooting Arabian horses in the desert, you need people and horses. In addition to Sandee’s Reflection SA (“Tommy”), Melissa Feather volunteered her handsome stallion Diamond Jim WGR, mare Wildrose Tiara, and gelding Supernatural FA (“Nate”). We began brainstorming, dreaming up ideas for incredible shots using the magic of the desert as the backdrop. Sophie Pegrum: Back in my early days in the filmmaking business, I was lucky to fall in with a renegade bunch of filmmakers who encouraged us to make films with low or no budgets. We learned a great deal about coming up with creative and ingenious ways of making movies with nothing. Jen cut her teeth on big budget films, but her own passion and curiosity got her involved in lots of projects, and she learned how to do all sorts of things. Mostly, we both learned that if you had the right people, who believed enough, you could make it happen.

Melissa and “Jim” at last light.

Planning The Production: Costumes And Props Jen: Flying into full production mode, it felt good to be making elaborate shot lists, organizing and coordinating this small band of Yahoos, horses, locations, and mountains of gear, props, costumes and food. The more we dreamed up, the more everyone rose to the occasion. The search was on for native costumes, which was delegated to Melissa. Melissa Feather: I needed to find Arabian native costumes—quickly. I got on the phone and sent out e-mails and Facebook® messages requesting the use of native costumes. In the meantime, I also called costume shops to check out alternatives. I found a plain tunic that I could purchase, but the rental costumes were a little too colorful for what we were doing and not very “native.” We were looking for classic Bedouin garb. The first return call was from Lance Curtis. He said his costume had pieces for both man and woman. I thought, “This might be easier then I expected.” The next call was from Debbie Britt Hay, who also had a costume and was willing to let us use it. Once I picked it up and checked it out, however, I realized it was a child’s size. I had not even asked her what size it was; I had just heard, “Sure, you can use ours.” Luckily, the costumes fit each horse and rider perfectly. Sophie: One of my jobs for the documentary portion of the shooting was to find authentic Bedouin garb for our sword-wielding man of the desert (my fiancé, John). He was more used to being behind the camera, but conceded that an adventure in the desert with cameras and horses made wearing headwear other than a baseball

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cap acceptable. So, off we trotted to Western Costume in North Hollywood. With 97 years of filmmaking history, it has a square mile of costumes, and we needed a map (I am sure you could find a costume designer in there somewhere still looking for the last of 300 Depression-era costumes for “Road to Perdition”). After climbing several ladders and trolling through thousands of costumes, prying clothing away from their counterparts like sardines and debating this color over that, we emerged back into the light a few hours later with one simple, solitary, authentic Bedouin outfit. We were ready. Or, at least, we were dressed.

lying around our ranch that we could load up and take them to the location. It was either that or find a layover place nearby that would take stallions (read: impossible, because we called around and asked). Jerry got a crew together, loaded up the stalls on a big flatbed trailer, and scheduled them to be delivered early Saturday morning. We made sure everything that was needed for an overnight stay was packed: food, chairs, firewood, and water for the horses. We had to bring everything, as nothing is of convenience out in the desert. Jerry left Friday afternoon to secure our campsite for our upcoming adventure.

We were also on the hunt for authentic desert props, from rugs to lanterns to swords to the ingredients for mixing up batches of fake blood. The magic of the creative process enveloped the entire crew. April commented that our brains were creating enough electricity to light a small village. No existing footage of *Bask and *Naborr embarking on their legendary journey in the belly of the ship? No problem.

Sophie: In the meantime, Jen had many calls with the rangers to tell them what they were doing. Okay, she didn’t actually divulge the filming part of it—as a Yahoo (and a filmmaker who has been mired down innumerable times in film permit money, red tape and paperwork), her sensibility was that the less the rangers knew about cameras rolling, the better. She most certainly did not tell them that the plan was to turn horses loose. The rangers were either really lonely or just really good at their jobs, because they were extremely friendly and helpful. Jerry drove out and set up camp, with the rest of the Yahoos to follow the next morning.

Jen: I said, “We need a ship ramp,” and minutes later I got a call from Melissa’s amazingly handy husband Jerry. He asked what kind of a ship ramp we had in mind— dimensions, details, etc. As long as he was asking, I told him exactly what we envisioned. “No problem,” he said. Planning The Production: Locations Jen: We had researched and rejected several locations and finally settled upon sand dunes out in the Mojave Desert. Reading on, we discovered that these were not just any sand dunes, but the second highest sand dunes in the U.S. and part of only 25 percent of all the dunes in the world which are “singing dunes.” Singing sounds lovely and idyllic, but what it really means is that as the sand shifts, the dunes offer up huge, thunderous, booming noises. Oh, great, the horses are really going to love this! I fired off another message to all, but no one batted an eye. Come hell or high water or booming sand dunes that might freak the horses out, the Yahoos were game. All hands on deck! Melissa: Jerry and I discussed that we could offer more help with this whole production. His response was: “I’ll drive our motor home with our toy hauler in tow, and there will be enough room for everyone to sleep.” And horse housing was an issue. We had enough pieces

Jen: That night Jerry called me again. It was too dark to see exactly where he was supposed to set up, but everything was fine. I slept well, knowing that the desert was in Jerry’s capable hands. How capable I had no idea until April and I rolled up the next afternoon to see that Jerry had erected an amazing camp—an oasis of two RVs, horse trailers, five pipe corrals, a fire pit with wood stacked and chairs waiting, and drinks chilled. In the middle of it all was Jerry, applying the second coat of stain to a perfect ship ramp, as if we could walk up it and set sail anywhere. We were in film and photograph heaven! We went off to scout the dunes, thrilled at the sheer massive scale of the place, the sand purpled by breathtaking shadows. The others arrived, and horses were watered and fed in their corrals. The desert, with its stark extremes, was deeply mysterious and beautiful. Driving through the periphery of civilization, with the burned out, abandoned, ruinous habitation reclaimed by the desert had been a sobering experience and an enlightening one. However, after a four-hour drive, there was nothing burned out or ruinous about the oasis Melissa and Jerry created at the dunes. The best Hollywood production departments couldn’t have done a better job.

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Sandee: Everyone was out on the dunes, getting some footage of “*Bask and *Naborr” to be used in other parts of the film, and I was left at the campsite alone with Tommy. Sophie’s parting words of “no western saddles!” rang in my ears, but still, I had my western saddle out. I was nervous and, admittedly, afraid. Tommy had never had a costume on, he had never been asked to run across sand dunes, and I was not that confident a rider in a flat saddle. I was determined to cover my comfy western saddle with the costume and go with it.

Our first day at camp that Jerry had so perfectly set up for us.

Sophie: I can’t imagine that David Lean, when filming his epic masterpiece “Lawrence of Arabia,” was greeted with a cold beer when he arrived in the desert. As Toni said, sipping her margarita, “If I had known camping could be like this, I would’ve done it a long time ago!” An army moves on its stomach. That’s all we could think as we dug into the first of many delicious feasts Melissa and Jerry whipped up over the course of the weekend. Then, after a quick production meeting, we were off and running. Spend any time with us Yahoos and you’ll realize the question is never “Why?” It’s only “Why not?” How can we do it? Let’s try! Lights, Camera, Action! Sophie: So of course we would try to film *Bask and *Naborr on a ship ramp in the desert. Jen found herself painstakingly painting *Bask’s white socks on Melissa’s bay gelding, Nate. Melissa: As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.” In our case, you can lead a horse to a ship ramp, but you can’t make him walk up it. Making Nate the stand-in for *Bask was the easy part; getting him to walk up this ramp was another story. The *Naborr stand-ins were not much better. But we were able to make it happen. The next sequence required Sandee and Melissa and their respective stallions, decked out in native costumes, to ride across the endless golden dunes.

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Now, just putting Tommy’s costume on proved another challenge. I had never even touched a native costume, and I had to figure out how each piece went on the horse and the tack without any help, as they were all out on the dunes. All the while, the sun was slowly sinking behind the dunes and daylight was a premium. I took all of the pieces out and held them up to see where they would fit onto the horse. One article looked like black velvet and was shaped like a flat saddle; there was no way I was going to fit this over my western saddle. At this moment, I realized that I would have to not only ride in a flat saddle, but I would have to do it sitting on a slippery piece of black velvet. My anxiety leapt to a new height. I knew I couldn’t get too wound up, for horses cannot be fooled about the way you are feeling. At their core, they are animals of prey, and they know every sideways look and feel every move you make. I had to be calm for the shoot, for our safety, and for my partner and friend, Tommy. Our relationship would test another level. Would he promise to trust me if I promised him we wouldn’t get hurt as long as he listened carefully to my direction? We would see. I placed the flat saddle on him and covered it with the black velvet. After that, every piece of the costume took shape. He looked magnificent! Banishing my fear, I hurried into my personal costume, knowing that cameras were waiting for me half a mile away on the dunes. I got on, still anticipating some kind of sideways jump from Tommy. Surely he was wondering what all of these tassels blowing in the breeze were. But he stood nicely, just as he always does when I get on him. Once I was mounted, he puffed up in all of his brilliance. I know Tommy thought he was just as beautiful as I did. Toni, on her favorite Yahoo horse Moonifficoo (“Nicky”), accompanied us through the desert. Having them there


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and I thought, “If Jim was going to act like this out in the desert, it probably would be a great idea.” But then the competitive spirit in me came into play. “Heck, no!” I told him, “I can do this.”

Jen painting “Bask’s” socks on Nate.

made me feel a little more secure, as Nicky has such a calming effect on Tommy. Still, I wondered what Tommy would do when he felt his hooves sink slightly in the dunes’ soft, deep sand. Then away we went, dancing across the sand. It was such a special moment in time for me. This horse, a magnificent and fiery Arabian stallion, did everything I had asked of him and gave 110 percent every step of the way. He never questioned the randomness of the location, the costume, the different equipment and tack. He just did as I asked, and as the sun sank and twilight kissed the sky goodnight, I dismounted and thanked him for being such an important part of my life. And for trusting me. Melissa: When it was my turn, I had Jim tacked up and ready to go. The native costume looked absolutely amazing on him, the blue and gold setting off his satin, silvery white coat. Jim had never been in the sand before, and his undersaddle time was not very extensive. He knew walk, trot and canter, and had great brakes, but what we were about to endure was another story. I knew there were going to be some adjustment time for him in the sand.

I had been told I had to take my glasses off, so there I was on this green stallion, running through the sand dunes, and I really could not judge the depth of where I was going. I was just listening to them yelling directions of where to go. Thankfully, Jim had started going nicely—he just needed to get out there and get moving. We had no problem once we both relaxed. I just let him do what felt the most comfortable to him. We were running uphill and jumping berms in the sand—it was crazy and fun at the same time. We both loved every minute of it. We were recreating the history of the Arabian horse for future generations to enjoy, and we were so excited to be a part of it all. Jen: Watching as Sandee and Melissa slowly introduced their horses to the sand and the million swinging costume tassels was a sight to behold. Never mind that neither horse had ever seen a costume or stepped one hoof in shifting sand; by sheer Yahoo determination, they were soon flying across the dunes, their horses returning to their ancestral desert selves. April Visel: I loved watching Melissa ride her stallion, Jim, like a rodeo champ. It’s like she had zero fear and super glue on her butt! Once she got him comfortable and moving in a nice, swift, straight line, it looked like they belonged there. They did belong there.

We were standing on the outskirts of the filming area, waiting for Sandee and Tommy to finish up, when Jim became very animated. I don’t know if it was anticipation, or that there was another stallion out there, or the moving sand under his hooves. He was moving all over the place with little bucks of agitation and excitement. Jerry was looking at me and I could tell he was wondering if I was going be able to pull this off (the same thought was going through my mind). He suggested trading Jim for Tiara, ““Bask” (aka Nate) walking the “ramp to the ship” with the help of Jerry and Melissa. OCTOBER 2010 | 213


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After photographing my friends galloping across the sand dunes, I could hardly stand it anymore. Sandee and Toni knew I was dying, so they brought Tommy to me and said, “Get on!” In my cropped jeans and flip flops, getting on Tommy in his native costume felt right! Very me. He felt like a Cadillac, galloping across the sand, and I loved the way the flat saddle felt like I was almost bareback. It was a beautiful ending to a great day!

Jen: When it was completely dark and we were still out on the desert, on foot with all of our gear, we thought it best that we high-tail it back to camp to sit by the roaring, welcoming fire. One day down, and already magnificent images were ours. Perhaps greater than the preserved image was the collective memory of them. By the fire we laughed, each of us remembering special moments throughout the day, everyone contributing their part to the unfolding story. In the end, that’s what all of this was

Wildrose Tiara and Nate enjoying their freedom together.

This is how far out Tiara was before she was caught. Approximately a mile or more from where we let her free!

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about: a group of friends creating something where there was nothing. The desert closed in around us as the horses chewed softly in the firelight. This felt like the traveling circus family that the best filmmaking always is. April: Our men, Jerry and John. Supportive. It’s just the best way to describe what they did for us crazy women. We had places to sleep, booze, and a warm fire in a personally-made fire pit. Jerry had five pipe corrals trucked out to the middle of the desert so the horses could have a place to sleep as well. Everything was ready to go from the second we arrived. And John never objected to dressing in a native costume, running through sand, sword fighting, or canoodling with horses he had just met. A smile on his face the whole time, never complaining and always entertaining! Jen: We spent the evening watching Ferman Ansel videos of the old Polish and Russian horses, all the best *Bask sons and daughters, videos of *Padron during the span of his career, and talking about the legends in our breed that made our horses of today possible. We all fell asleep peacefully, the images of horses still galloping through the sand in our dreams. Another Day Jen: Sand creates magical light; it reflects up and around. Deep early morning shadows caught in the wind-rippled dunes were purple, and the majesty of a dawn on softened pyramids of sand is breathtaking. Facing some looks of incredulity when the photographic and film department suggested that the horses and the people be up and ready at dawn was entertaining in its own way—but there, the next morning, were our stallions and our willing team walking across the cool sand, waiting for the first rays to illuminate our pristine dune. The last day found us trying increasingly daring scenarios, including discussions of maybe letting Melissa’s gelding Nate loose, and filming as he galloped across the soft, sugary dune bowls, sprays of sand flying behind his hooves. Melissa: I must admit that the thought of turning Nate loose in the desert was a little scary. The thought of him not coming back was certainly a concern. I was asked repeatedly if I was sure I wanted to do this. How could I say no? I must live up to the Yahoo name! So,

we positioned him at each location and put Tiara at the point we wanted him to run. He did it every time without hesitation. It was an amazing sight to watch Nate running loose through the desert, his nostrils flared, his tail flagged, his hooves thundering as he moved across the sand dunes. Jen: He was so bonded with Melissa’s stunning white mare, Tiara, that it wasn’t much of a risk. We watched, delighted, as she walked with Tiara in hand, Nate racing up to and then prancing along beside them loose, never more than a few feet away. If this worked, then perhaps, so the Yahoo logic went, we could loose Tiara and she would run to us if we held the gelding? Nothing like a white horse in the desert, so naturally we were compelled to try. I recall voicing a momentary concern that went something like “Yes, but she’s a mare, she’s smart and she might just say, ‘Screw it, I’m heading back to camp, your filming be damned.’” We all shook our heads, giddy with the success of the gelding. No, it’ll be fine! Famous. Last. Words. We have on film exactly two achingly beautiful runs of Tiara as she surged through the sand, nostrils wide, her mane now wings. Sandee: I saw a glimmer in Tiara’s eye—the lust for freedom. Her dance became bigger, braver and more distant with each pass, and I knew instinctively that she would not return this time. Nobody said anything, but all of us horsewomen knew what was coming next. Before Tiara even turned, I was already running full out over the thick white dunes back toward camp. We had two stallions in pipe corrals there, and a loose mare returning would have thrown everything into possibly unimaginable chaos. Jen: Tiara was a white blur, smaller and smaller in the distance as she poured on the speed. And then completely overshooting the campsite, she headed straight for the mountain range in the distance. Sandee: My feet flying, I had already reached the campsite before April, Toni and Melissa made it to the truck parked at the base of the dunes. I unhooked the horse trailer and sped after the mare in a pickup, fishtailing and bumping out across the wild brush. Once back at the campsite, Toni and Melissa dropped off April, who jumped on Nicky’s back and rode like the wind

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after the mare. They followed in the truck out into the desert—a full-scale Yahoo rescue effort. Only when Tiara finally heard the speeding truck coming after her did she stop and listen, seemingly filled with joy that someone had come to save her from the wilderness that she had accidentally gotten herself into. I got out of the vehicle and ran toward her, calling her. She picked up her head and came trotting toward me, excited to see me. I breathed a sigh of relief and almost cried. She was coming back to us! Melissa: After this was all over and Tiara was safely in her stall, Jerry reminded me that we were supposed to have had a horse saddled up and ready to retrieve if something like this happened. Oops, I guess he forgot we were Yahoos! But it makes a great story to tell. Sophie: And stories we have: Sandee and Tommy in heroic backlight; Melissa and her band of horses on the ridge with a mountain backdrop; Toni, always our wrangler, astride Nicky; Jerry and the greatest desert ship ramp ever built; John and Jen clashing Ottoman swords; April devising invisible halters. Somebody made killer margaritas, too. And after we made John run back and forth up a sand dune, brandishing a sword, he determined that the Bedouin desert garb was the most comfortable outfit he’s ever sweated in on a desert shoot. Sandee: He also provided us great evening and morning entertainment, including our morning every-belief inspired “Coffee With Jesus!”

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April: Every time we dream together, we dream big—and it happens. When Jen, Sophie and I work together, we are looking for the same things, feeling the same joy and often inspiring creativity for each other. My great happiness is not only in the process of filming and shooting alongside them, but also in watching the final product from these girls. The cinematography, the story, the style, music, and editing is always true to the experience and often far surpasses it! Parting Thoughts from the Yahoos: The desert, with its stark beauty and rugged elegance, stays with you. As we left our camp, the indelible image for us will always be of a naked horse, galloping across a sand dune, drinking the wind. Flying. Reclaiming its desert spirit and reminding us that the grand history of the desert lives on in every one of these beautiful Arabian horses. As we pulled away, the wind picked up, grains already filling our footsteps and hoof prints, erasing all traces— almost. We have the film and the photographs. And we are excited to share them with you. Yahoo! For more information on Horsefly Films that were the subject of this desert adventure, please check the following web links. For the Reflection SA video, go to http://horseflyfilms.com/ reflectionsa/preview.html (copies will be available at the Yahoo U.S. Nationals party); for “Dunes,” the video Horsefly made for Melissa Feather in appreciation for her above-andbeyond-the-call-of-duty contribution to their production, see http://horseflyfilms.com/preview/dunes.html; and for the “Path to Glory” trailer, go to http://horseflyfilms.com/ preview/pathtoglory.html.

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Toni and Sandee flashing the “ Yahoo” sign.

April taking her turn on Tommy at the end of the day.

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In the September issues we introduced you to some of the amateur riders gearing up to compete at U.S. Nationals. Here’s a chance to get to know a few more. The similarities of their responses are striking. No matter the discipline, the part of the country they live in or number of years they have been showing, what everyone has in common is a desire to have fun while maintaining a competitive spirit, and, of course, the love of the Arabian horse.

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2010 AMATEUR SNAPSHOTS

JULIET CARDEN Leesburg, Ga. Graystone Farm Trainer affiliation: Rooker Training Stable What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Smile. This is supposed to

be fun! Competition should help you improve your skills, but try to enjoy the experience! What is your most embarrassing show experience? Lots to name, but

one that comes to mind is the time my fake hair bun pins loosened and my bun swung back and forth across the back of my neck—while slapping me in the face, side to side—in the last trot. I actually laughed the whole time! What else could I do? What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? I have not overcome my

If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? I would love to have shown

Apollopalooza! I watched Carmelle for years and wished I rode in her boots! What is your routine before you compete in an important class? I do

not like to get dressed too soon and sit around stiff in a suit, and I don’t eat a big meal. Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? Too

many to name! I love my friends at the Rooker barn. So many of us have been together for years, and it is also fun to add new clients to the mix.

Anything to do with my show suit. Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? The Scottsdale Show is

my favorite, and a nice change from winter. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be? Sports-specific psychological

counseling/hypnosis. Lots of amateurs and professionals could benefit!

to be my first jumping class as a kid. My horse spun out from under me at every jump. Nothing like falling off eight times in front of an audience within 10 minutes! There was nowhere to go from there but up! What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? I have always been

extremely lucky to have had access to top people in various disciplines that have been willing to share their knowledge. My biggest challenge has been having champagne dreams with a beer budget. But, where there is a will, there is a way.

When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I knew

What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

right from the beginning years (my early 30s) that I was going to compete at U.S. Nationals. It was not if …

My good luck frog lapel pin. Never show without it. And of course, my Kermit the frog.

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Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? The Thanksgiving Show

biggest challenge to date! What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

asking questions. What is your most embarrassing show experience? That would have

Sarasota, Fla. Trainer affiliation: Silver Star Arabians, Beth Ann Graves What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Find an instructor/trainer

that specializes in amateurs. Watch how they interact with their students and pick someone who will encourage you on your journey, because there will be ups and downs. Keep watching and

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here in Florida, because it’s home. And I have always enjoyed watching the Buckeye. If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? I have a long list of

horses I would give anything to ride at least once. But the first one would be Infra Red. I saw him as a junior horse at our Thanksgiving Show many moons ago, and decided then and there that I wanted one just like

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him. I would also like to have ridden Countess Vanessa—as long as a seat belt came with!

of faith, no matter how well you have done up until then.

What is your routine before you compete in an important class? I like

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to keep busy; braiding my own horse for his class keeps me occupied and gives me something to concentrate on. I use this time to visualize the class from entrance to the victory lap. Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? I am

lucky to have a wide support system at the shows, especially my trainer, Beth Ann, and the others at Silver Star. But, at the top of my list would have to be my mother. She showed while growing up on Army bases around the world and so she understood my wish to have horses in my life. She can’t come to the shows anymore, but hers is the first call I make after my classes. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I

started riding when my dad retired to Sarasota. I was 10. I showed open shows and 4-H while growing up. When I returned home after graduating from Meredith Manor, I was introduced to Arabians thanks to Karen Letchworth (now Dearth). But it was still quite a few more years. I worked around and groomed a lot of national winners for others before finding a horse of my own that was talented enough to take me to a national win. But it is always a leap

Little Rock, Ark. Russka Farms LLC Trainer affiliation: Colonial Wood Training Center What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Show for the joy

of showing, not for the temporary “high” of winning. My trainer once said, “A national championship only lasts until you exit the arena, and then no one remembers.” How true. If you are fortunate enough to be able to show, then enjoy every minute of it—the winning, the losing and everything in between. What is your most embarrassing show experience? Everybody in our

barn still laughs about this one: falling off my horse at the gate entering a class. Something spooked him and he bolted about 20 feet forward, unseating me in the process. There were numerous people at the gate who came running to see if I was okay, and as they were kindly helping me up and brushing the dirt off me, Jennifer (Quintus) ran up holding my horse and said, “Get back on! The gate isn’t closed, so you can still ride the class!” I was still stunned and hurting all over from the fall, but Jennifer wasn’t going to put up with any whining, so back up I went and rode in the gate.

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I pulled my hat down over my eyes and never looked up for the rest of the class. To quote Tom Hanks, “There’s no crying in baseball”—or horse shows. Right, Jennifer? What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? Balancing my “other” life

(work, home, family) with my small horse show addiction. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

My head, I guess! I have at least two of everything else from all the times that I’ve left things at home and had to purchase new ones when I got to the show. Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? It will always be Region 14. I

haven’t been able to attend in several years, but to me, the location at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington is total immersion in “horse culture.” The beauty of the site and ambience of the show are unequaled. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

Ice! I’ve always said that if someone would rent an ice truck or machine and have it available on the show grounds, they would make a fortune! If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? Ooh, easy one! “Caliente

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unanimous regional and national titles, I’m not the only one who has noticed! A close second would be Verucci, 2010 Canadian National Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR—oh, wait a minute, I have ridden him. He was the horse I was riding in the above question. Needless to say, he’s come a long way with his current owner, and is becoming the horse to beat in Arabian hunters!

Breathe in, breathe out. I try to feed my subconscious mind the line that, “It’s just another class, it’s just another class.”

Nationals 18 years ago that I could scarcely imagine actually competing with all those wonderful horses and accomplished riders. Most of my exposure to this level of showing had been through pictures and stories in magazines; then to go to the show and actually see these “storybook” horses was just magical. However, the seed was planted in my imagination, and grew and took form until finally, nine years later, I was able to compete at Nationals (and take home a top ten!). Even though I have competed every year except one since then, the show is still magical to me, and every once in a while I have to pinch myself to realize that I’m really there!

Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? I could

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What is your routine before you compete in an important class?

never narrow it down to one. Everyone at Colonial Wood is my friend and support system. We are all there to watch each other show, give a hug before or after a class, and share joy or tears with each other. We just talked about this at our last show. We all want to win, of course, but we would never wish for one of our friends to “lose” to accomplish it. I think that is a healthy competitive attitude. I can’t imagine showing with people who didn’t feel this way about each other. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I was

so enamored and overwhelmed by my first trip (as a spectator) to U.S.

Euless, Texas Trainer affiliation: Colonial Wood Training Center What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Go to your local shows, sit

in the stands and watch classes, walk through the barns, watch the activity in the warm-up and exercise arenas, talk with competitors, spectators and trainers. In short, get acclimated to the horse show environment. It will make the transition from observer to participant smoother by allowing you to focus on your horse and yourself, instead of being overwhelmed with the chaotic activity that goes on at most horse shows.

What is your most embarrassing show experience? When I was a

junior exhibitor, I was showing my English pleasure horse in a local Arabian show. As I was trotting I felt the saddle kind of bump up a little, almost like my horse had bucked. I didn’t really think anything of it and continued on—at least, until I saw my trainer climbing over the arena fence, waving at me to stop. As I came to a halt, I leaned over to look down at my horse, trying to figure out why everyone was panicking. Unfortunately, that was the wrong thing to do and I ended up on the ground, still sitting in the saddle. The girth had split in two and there was nothing holding the saddle on the horse. I was able to trot a half lap around the arena without a girth, but I fell off after the horse was standing still. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? I over-analyze my rides in

the show ring and have to work hard at avoiding the negativity that can arise because of this. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

Nothing. Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? Scottsdale. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

Massage and chiropractic services— for the human competitors.

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If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? Even though he was a

reserve national champion instead of a national champion, I would have loved the opportunity to ride Huckleberry Bey. What a beautiful animal! He was my favorite horse when I was growing up, and he had such a tremendous impact on the Arabian breed. What is your routine before you compete in an important class? I

try to visualize the perfect ride in my mind. I also make sure I have plenty of time to get ready, so that I don’t feel rushed in my preparations. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I

began showing in open and Palomino shows, and didn’t even realize there was such a thing as the U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse Show. My first riding instructor, however, showed Arabians, and after a few years I made the switch. My first trip to Nationals came about six years after my very first riding lesson. PATTY GRAVES Webster, Fla. Trainer affiliation: Beth Ann Graves, Silver Star Arabians LLC What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Have a good trainer, and practice,

practice, practice. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? Relaxing. Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? Buckeye. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

More permanent bathrooms next to the barns. What is your routine before you compete in an important class?

Have a beer. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? Yes, of course.

MARLENE LEICHTFUSS Temecula, Calif. Trainer affiliation: Bridgette White Training What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? It can be a very expensive hobby,

so save your pennies! What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? My nerves. I have to

remind myself to ride like I do at home. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

My Caboodle! Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or

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watch? Scottsdale. Love the shopping and the horses! If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

An open bar would be fun! If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? Afires Heir. Watching

him gives me goosebumps! I haven’t been lucky enough to see him in person, so hopefully he will be at Nationals this year. What is your routine before you compete in an important class? Just

to keep telling myself to relax and ride like I do at home. Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? My

horse, of course! And my friend and trainer, Bridgette! When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? No, I never thought I would

be able to afford it. This year, after two reserve championships at Region 1, I decided we had earned it. It will be my first U.S. Nationals, so I’m very excited! LEXIE MATTINGLY Lawrence, Kan. Trainer affiliation: Zoe Thompson of Jemstone Arabians and Liberty Meadows Training Center What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who

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wants to be competitive in the show ring? To work hard and

always have fun. Winning is not the only rewarding part of showing, but it is an upside. As long as you are always enjoying yourself, you will always feel successful. What is your most embarrassing show experience? Probably my

first time ever riding at Nationals. I was so nervous, and I felt like my ride was such a disaster that I came out of the ring in tears. However, I feel much more prepared now, and knowing what to expect, I feel more confident. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? Just riding a great horse

like Adelita RTA is a challenge in itself that I never thought I would overcome. Every horse that I have ridden has been better than the last, and Adelita RTA is the best by far. It is nice to look back and see how far your riding has come, and then imagine how much better it can be in the future. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

compete at and watch is the American Royal. I like the atmosphere, and it is overall just a fun show to participate in. I like that it is pretty close to home so that my family members and friends can come and watch me show. I like the progressive party on Saturday night, and that there are a lot of fun classes to watch when there is down time. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be? A

good show service to add to the show grounds would be a laundromat. It seems like people are always needing to wash something and you need to go off the show grounds to do it. Also, for really long shows, it would be very convenient to be able to do it while you work. If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? If I could ride a national

champion, it would probably be Vegaz because he looks like he would be a lot of fun to ride. His trot is so beautiful, and it would be fun to feel all that power beneath you. What is your routine before you compete in an important class? After

braiding my horse and getting dressed, I usually just try to keep myself relaxed and focused. Once we go out to warm up, I continue to stay focused and get excited to go into the class.

My show clothes! I always leave for trips double-checking in my head to be sure I remembered everything. Luckily, I haven’t forgotten anything of great importance so far, and I hope my luck never runs out.

Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without?

Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? My favorite show to both

I enjoy all the people and clients. It makes it so much fun to talk to everyone.

LEXIE MATTINGLY

When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? It is hard to think back to

when I first started showing, and looking back, I probably never could have imagined that I would show at Nationals. But it didn’t take long for me to know that I was ready, although the nerves were high when the date got closer. However, when it was over, I was happy and felt like I had made it over a big obstacle in my riding. HALEIGH MCELLIOTT Overland Park, Kan. Trainer affiliation: Liberty Meadows Training Center What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? To trust your horse, which

is easier said than done. What is your most embarrassing show experience? My very first time

at Region 8, my horse started kicking at other horses in the middle of the show ring; or, when one of my reins came off in the middle of a class. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? To trust my horse and let

her go. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

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My mom! I’m not sure I could function without her at shows.

competitive in the show ring? Ride

Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? The Border Bonanza, because

What is your most embarrassing show experience? When I was a kid

it is always a big show for Liberty Meadows and it is fun when everyone is there together. If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

I wouldn’t really add anything. I like that when I go to a horse show, it is much different from things I would normally have. What is your routine before you compete in an important class? I

always get dressed really early and just sit in the stands to watch classes.

as many horses as possible.

I walked my *Bask son between two cars and the stirrup hit one of the cars, freaking him out. He kicked the heck out of one of the car doors! What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? Still trying to overcome

my weight. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home? My cell phone. Who can live

without it?

Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? Yes,

Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? Scottsdale—great weather,

Tracie Chambers! Shows just aren’t as much fun when she isn’t there.

great location, great shopping, great food.

When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I had

If you could add any service to the showgrounds, what would it be?

always shown at Youth Nationals, and never thought that U.S. Nationals would work out with college. But, I talked to my professors and they were all willing to work with me. JILL SHERMAN Pleasanton, Calif. Farm: Sherman Ranch Trainer affiliation: The Brass Ring What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider just getting started who wants to be

Starbucks®. If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? Countess Vanessa. She

RHONDA WHITE Argyle, Texas Timberidge Ranch Trainer affiliation: Colonial Wood Training Center What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider or handler just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring? Don’t give up! You win some,

you lose some. Continue to persevere. Always have fun. What is your most embarrassing show experience? During the

Region 9 Championship Show, I was in the top five, waiting to find out who would be pinned champion and reserve champion. My horse got “giddy” over the cheers of the crowd and dumped me. Needless to say, I was elated and embarrassed to be the champion in the dust.

looked like the thrill of a lifetime.

What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? Nerves! Closely followed

What is your routine before you compete in an important class?

by weight, stamina, and, oh yeah, diagonals.

Stay calm.

Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? The Scottsdale Show is

Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? There

are far too many to name. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? I have

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been riding and showing since I was a little girl. Everything just fell into place. It is a part of my everyday life.

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on participation. Fewer rules, more opportunities for fun! This year was the first time I attended Canadian Nationals, and it has moved up on my favorites list!

compete at Nationals with so many quality horses and riders. Even after 20 years of competing, I realize that it is more about the journey, not the destination.

If you could add any service to the show grounds, what would it be?

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Bun makers and manicurists. If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who would it be and why? Revelation JF. Who

wouldn’t want to ride that horse? What is your routine before you compete in an important class? Have

good nutrition, get plenty of rest, have ample time to get ready (never stress out the horse trainer), and mentally visualize the class. I always relax after I get my bun done. Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? It goes

without being said that my husband and sister are highest on the list. However, my barn buddies and Josh and Jennifer Quintus make the shows fun, win or lose. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? When I

first began, it wasn’t even a glimmer; I was just glad to be sitting (literally) on a horse. After many years and many shows, I finally obtained a Nationalsworthy horse, and my competitive spirit kicked in. The first time, four years ago, I “just wanted to go through the gate and have the experience.” This year it is still humbling to

Enumclaw, Wash. Trainer affiliation: Lamb Show Horses What one recommendation would you make to an amateur rider just getting started who wants to be competitive in the show ring?

I would tell any amateur who is committed to showing to practice as often as they can, and take every piece of information they hear from their trainer seriously. If they say it, do it! What is your most embarrassing show experience? I’ve been absent

from the show ring for several years and I don’t have any recollections of embarrassing moments. I’m hoping not to have any! What is the biggest challenge you have overcome in your riding or handling? I am constantly working on

improving my confidence and timing. What is the one thing you would have to have sent to you at a show if you accidentally left it at home?

My suit! Besides U.S. Nationals, what is your favorite show to compete at or watch? The Saddlebred World’s

Championship Horse Show. If you could ride or handle any past national champion, who

would it be and why? This is very

hard to determine, as there are so many to choose from! A horse that first came to mind as I thought about this question was Cool Night. He is a big, strong horse, and performs like he has a huge heart and willingness to please his rider. I love the way he trots and his expression in the show ring. I have a soft spot in my heart for grey HalfArabians, and I would love to know this gelding’s story. What is your routine before you compete in an important class? I

take my time getting dressed so I don’t forget anything, and Mike does my hair. I will visualize my ride, talk it out with the team, and try to relax. Is there a friend at the show you can’t imagine being without? I

wouldn’t be at any horse show without my trainer, Mike Lamb, or my mom, Diane McNett. When you first started showing, did you ever imagine you would be competing at the U.S. Nationals? How long did it take for you to decide that you were ready? Since

I started riding again five years ago, it has been my focus to qualify and show at U.S. Nationals. I have had lessons and shown locally as often as possible. I am extremely fortunate to be able to ride in the Arabian English Country Pleasure Select rider class on PA Into Wishin. I am really looking forward to showing in Tulsa, and I am certain it will be an experience I will never forget. ■

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Robin Porter by Mary Kirkman

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obin Porter doesn’t do “idle.” She never has. As a kid, she was in the barn till all hours; as an adult, she has juggled careers, avocations and locations. It took until now, at age 42, for everything to align in her life in such a way that she is satisfying a dream she has held dear since childhood. She is a breeder of Arabian horses—one of the few large-scale breeders in this country—and she has entered that market with her eyes wide open. She does it because she loves it. Given the task she has set for herself at Crescent Creek Farms in Weatherford, Texas, it is fortunate that one of Porter’s defining characteristics is that when she wants something to happen, she is not afraid to do what it takes. Friends’ descriptions of her vary from “determined” to “hard-headed.” That doesn’t mean she steamrolls others; rather, it translates that she may be head honcho, but if the stalls needs cleaning, she will get out a shovel and rake. She has never been afraid of work. Crescent Creek, which she and her husband, Mike, own in partnership with his mother, Maudi Fleming, has significantly raised Porter’s profile lately, but while she may be new to the limelight, she is no novice in Arabians. She was introduced to the breed as a child on the competitive Michigan circuit. “My mother and stepdad had Cameo Arabians in Grand Blanc, Mich.,” she says. Some of their show horses were with Stanley White Sr. when he was in Michigan, and Porter recalls that back in the day, some of their youngsters went to a just-starting-out Jim Lowe. Her own background began when she was 9 and began in 4H with a group called the Satin Wranglers, where most of the kids rode Arabians.

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For Porter, horses consumed her childhood. “We never had the big income to do it on a huge scale,” she recalls, “but Mom always made sure we had a couple of horses to ride. We had a house, a big barn, an indoor arena, and 40 acres. I took lessons from Claudia Roberts.” Other siblings flirted with horsemanship but went on to their own pursuits; for her, it was a part of life. “I was always in the barn,” she says. “My mother said, ‘I never had to worry about you with boys; I had to worry about dragging you out of the barn at 11:00 at night.’ It was true. I loved the horses, that’s where I wanted to be, and that’s what I did.” Her mother was the first important inf luence in her life, she observes, and it went beyond a maternal contribution of ethics and values. “I got my love of horses from my mother,” she offers. “It was the common bond we had together.” Growing up, Porter moved up to class A shows but never lost her interest in 4H, and returned to help other kids at shows even after her ability far exceeded participation in their classes. By that time, she was part of a group of young riders that was nationally-competitive—Shawn Rooker and Carmelle Moeller, Molly Purdy, Jim Lowe, Lisa Marsh (now White), and others. The fact that she couldn’t fund the level of horses many of her friends were riding did not stop her from trying with the horses she had, and by her middle teens, she had a chestnut gelding who looked like he deserved to go to Nationals. The family managed to send her to Louisville in 1984, where she and the Dalul son DalAries won a top ten in Ladies Side Saddle. The next


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Above: Robin Porter’s father, Frank Taylor. Right: Robin Porter with her stepmother, Gayle, and her father, Frank Taylor. Far right: Robin aboard Ibn Zaraq.

year, when Canadian Nationals rose on the horizon, it was a different story. “My mother was one of those people that you had to prove you wanted to do it,” Porter remembers. “She said she couldn’t afford to send me, so I would have to pay for it.” Porter raided her savings account to take Dal-Aries to the Canadian Nationals, and was rewarded with championships in both English Pleasure Junior Exhibitor and Ladies Side Saddle. It is a bittersweet memory, she says. “My mom, who couldn’t afford to send me, and then using my savings—and to win, to be up that high. And I ended up selling the horse after that.”

For the next several years, Porter’s life took her in different directions. She married and divorced a horse trainer, then said goodbye to Michigan’s snowy winters and moved to the horse country of central Florida. She remained in the horse business, signing on first as a scrub tech and then learning to administer anesthesia at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala. But she came back to groom for the Rookers at big shows, and she always made sure to have a broodmare. The Arabians and her old friends in the Michigan horse community were a constant, a familiar note in a changing life. The next significant turning point in Robin Porter’s life occurred when a friend of hers at Peterson & Smith started dating a young man named Ben who was attending the Chapman School of Seamanship in nearby Stuart, Fla. Ben dropped in at the clinic one day, accompanied by his friend and fellow student Mike Porter, who at the time was considering getting into the boating industry. While they were in the lobby, Robin came out of a surgery to pick up a chart, and couldn’t help noticing that Ben was leaving a showy arrangement of

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Above: Robin riding Famirs Dawn. Right: Robin with Rapaja. Far right: Robin with Dal-Aries.

roses for his girlfriend. “I joked that he could give me just one and his girlfriend wouldn’t miss it,” she recalls now. “And I said, ‘I never get roses!’” Someone sang out, “That’s a lie!” So she countered, “Well, I never get roses from anyone I want to get them from!” Ben didn’t miss a beat. He looked at Mike, looked back at Robin, and announced gallantly, “He’ll give you roses.” To which Robin, by then on her way back to surgery, replied, “I’ve heard that before!” Of course, a meeting was set up. Robin and her friend spent a weekend in Stuart hanging out with Ben and

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Mike, and as she remembers, she and Mike had a great time—but she didn’t give him her number. The next Friday, however, a dozen roses appeared on the front desk at Peterson with her name on them. “That was August of 1995,” she says. “I won’t say we got serious right away, but we did hit it off very well, and it happened very quickly.” What worked so well between them? In the opinion of friends, they both have the same warped sense of humor. “Okay,” Porter agrees. “I enjoy a really good joke—maybe some are little off-color or weird, and some are funnier than others, but I take a joke for what it is: a joke. I just enjoy humor. My husband and I both live to have a good time. We’re like that all the time.” She grins that once when she was working at Peterson & Smith, one of the veterinarians, knowing them both, asked if they ever had a serious conversation. “Well, yes, we do,” she says. “We just have to qualify it first—like, say ‘this is serious, we need to talk about it.’”


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Mike also understands her soft spot for romance. “He’s very much the send-flowers-to-you-for-no-occasion-otherthan-he-wants-to type,” she says. “Or, I’ll come home and the table will be set and dinner cooked.” Over the last half of the 1990s, Robin and Mike Porter grew closer. One easy connection for them was that they each had obsessions, and they understood how intense those could be. For her, it was the horses. “Mike once said, ‘that’s your addiction; everyone has one,’” she says. For Mike, it was travel, which is a passion she shares but keeps in perspective only because Crescent Creek—or any horse operation—demands a commitment of time. In 1996, Porter made a change in her life that both facilitated their interest in travel and satisfied a longheld ambition of hers. “I always wanted to be a f light attendant,” she says. “Even as a kid, I was fascinated with travel. When I was growing up, we would make a day out of f lying up to Mackinaw Island in my stepdad’s little airplane.” She knew nothing about being a flight attendant, but when she interviewed with Continental Airlines, she was hired so quickly that she had to negotiate enough time for Peterson & Smith to find a replacement for her. She loved her new job, and loved that her flight privileges made it easy for her to head north to groom for the Rookers and attend horse shows. It was an arrangement that lasted comfortably until September 11, 2001. She and Mike had been married only five months when 9/11 happened; its immediate impact was to offer them time together. When Continental offered some of its employees a leave that included ongoing benefits and the promise of recall later, she accepted and left with Mike for five weeks of backpacking in Europe. “At the time we had never spent more than 25 days together,” she notes dryly, “so we were a little concerned about how we’d do.” After they returned from Europe, Porter went back to work at Peterson & Smith, but when the recall came, she was ready to fly again. She also accelerated her involvement in Arabians and began showing for the first time in years. “I would take my vacations from being a flight attendant to work for Shawn and Carmelle just because I loved it,” she says. “My mother-in-law saw that and got interested, and she offered to buy me a horse.”

Robin Porter and Toi Store CRF.

She found a special rapport with Mike’s mother, Maudi Fleming. “She’s always been interested in the show horses, but she never had a girl,” Porter explains. “She had three boys, so when I came along and show horses were my passion, well then, she wanted to make that happen.” That was in 2005, and the horse was the Half-Arabian No Buts About It. “He was a turning point back into the show ring,” Porter says. An Apaladin son out of the Saddlebred mare I Hear Voices, No Buts About It was 6 when he began accompanying Porter in the show ring; he already owned two U.S. National Top Tens in English Pleasure Junior Horse and two in country English. “It started from there,” Robin smiles. “Then there was Toi Store CRF and now there are a hundred. We’ve grown very quickly in the past few years.” She smiles. “Toi Store is affectionately known around the barn as ‘Mr. Perfect.’ He may not be the greatest horse we have, but he’s my favorite by far.” The whole Arabian involvement escalated so quickly that finally Mike said, “You have to make a decision.” Much as she loved f lying, there was no question for Porter. She resigned from Continental and turned all her attention to the family horse operation, which at

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One more challenge now is when to fit in the travel that both Robin and Mike Porter enjoy. Just as he is supportive of her passion for horses, she is of their desire to see the world. Over the years, they have logged stratospheric frequent flyer miles. She ticks through a few memories. South Africa and Botswana, Belize and Guatemala, the Galapagos Islands … “We do tend to go to remote places,” she observes, “but that’s because my husband’s been on every continent. I haven’t, but I’m working on it.” One favorite was a five-week trip to South America that culminated in Antarctica. From Buenos Aires, they traveled to Patagonia, then to the Iguazu Falls (“incredible”), viewing it from both Argentina and Brazil, and then visited Chile before descending to Terra del Fuego and setting sail for Antarctica, a two-day journey across the Drake Passage. Robin and Mike Porter in Antarctica. the time was still located in Florida. Eventually, lack of space dictated a change, and as Fleming lived on a working cattle ranch outside Fort Worth, it was a natural decision to move closer. “She can have the fun and I’ll do the work,” says Porter. “She comes to look at the babies, and sometimes she goes to the shows—she showed at Nationals a few years ago and had fun.” Crescent Creek Farms is a business, Porter emphasizes; the goal is to breed and develop young horses for market, and in the process, she will enjoy showing some of them herself. The top level candidates will go to the Rookers and to Josh Quintus, who has long kept many of her show horses, for training. In early 2010, Kayse Chubb, a former assistant at Rooker Training Stable, came aboard as farm manager, and is available to train a limited number of client horses. But it is Porter who shoulders the responsibility for the overall operation, and she is very aware of the challenge she has set for herself. The immediate task is to attract visitors and prospective buyers to the farm. At the moment, most of the sale inventory is young, but that, she notes with a chuckle, will change as times goes on. One benefit of having a large operation is that she will be able to offer variety. “People say they don’t want to see big price tags. My answer is that I have horses with price tags in every range.” 230 | AR ABIAN HORSE TIMES

“The Drake is what they tell you it should be, which is 10- to 15-foot swells,” she says, “and we had bigger ones than that. We were cracking up because I said, ‘this can’t be good when they post barf bags every five feet on the rail.’ I don’t actually get seasick, but I had heard so much about the Drake Passage that I put on seasick patches and I was glad I did. It was hard to lie in bed, because you’d roll right out of it.” Antarctica, she found, was worth the trouble. “It was amazing,” she says, and then adds with her trademark humor, “but I never need to smell penguin poop again! No, seriously, the penguins were really cool. You just walk among them, and they walk right by you—they’re not afraid of you. But you don’t touch them.” An equally indelible memory happened in an instant, on board a boat, when directly in front of them, a huge whale tail rose out of the ocean. Shiny-dark and spraying droplets of water, it was so close, they felt they almost could touch it. There is, of course, a bucket list of places they haven’t been yet (topped by Machu Pichu in Peru), and a roll call of locales they hope to see again. “I’d love to go back to Spain,” she says. “As a flight attendant, I flew into Barcelona and Madrid, but didn’t spend a lot of time there. We like to stay long enough to feel the culture.” She smiles that on their trip to China, they asked their Chinese guide to take them someplace he would eat,


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rather than where he would take tourists. Food, she deadpans, can be challenging sometimes. That night, the chicken that came to the table looked like it had been blown up with a grenade. One of the biggest challenges in Porter’s life right now is finding time to accommodate all the various facets of her life, especially travel as they like to do it. “Showing at Scottsdale and all these shows, it’s hard. And we have 25 babies coming next year!” She pauses to consider it and then shrugs, and her determination is almost visible when she reflects, “You have to make the time.” So, way back when, all those years ago in Michigan, did she ever envision the life she lives now? It might sound glamorous, the horses and the shows and the travel, but Porter would demur that the real picture is one of hard work and a relentless desire to make it all happen. Robin and her mother, Genelle Heath. Although she now lives in Texas, her ties to Michigan remain strong, and conversations about Arabians seldom go by without its mention. “Horse people in Michigan are very close,” she notes. “We always help each other out. When I got back into riding after my divorce, Shawn and Carmelle were so big in getting me to where I am today. Carmelle has always been there to give advice, not just in horses, but as a friend, as a trainer, and even when I’ve just asked her questions about running the farm. And Terri Delbridge—I’ve known her since I was small. When my mom couldn’t take us to horse shows, Terri was the one who was hired to take us.” Delbridge also helps on Crescent Creek advertising and promotion. “The majority of my friends are willing to help if I have questions,” Porter says gratefully. “We all help each other out; that’s how everyone is. You just help a horseperson out.” Through it all, for so many years, there also was her mother, her original mentor. The story of her mother’s last trip to the U.S. Nationals, in October 2009, is a poignant one. “She was very sick with COPD,” Robin recalls. “I told her she didn’t have to come, but she said, ‘This may be my last one. You’re going to win a national championship, and I’m not going to miss it.’ I had never won a national championship—but last year, I won my first, 40 & Over Western, on Caliente Virtuoso. I knew my mother was

too weak to come down to center ring, so I looked up at her in the stands and waved to her. It was a moment just between the two of us … and that was the last time I saw her conscious. I got the call that evening that she had gone into respiratory arrest and was at the hospital, and that’s where I spent the night. She died the next morning. Her friend Georgia, who was with her and taking care of her, told me that in the afternoon, back at the hotel, she had said, ‘I saw what I came to see; I’m tired and I’m going to lay down.’” Porter wanted to do an advertisement after the U.S. Nationals, and she wanted it to include a tribute to her mother, but it was too much for her to face at the moment. Her friends Terri Delbridge, Carmelle Rooker and Jennifer Quintus assembled a touching recognition of both the win and Porter’s mother that included a photograph of the wave from center ring. Many people knew what had happened; few realized that the picture recorded Porter’s last message to the woman who had started her journey to the championship. Robin Porter considers the role Arabians have played in her life, and her Crescent Creek home now. “This has been my lifetime dream and goal,” she says. Into the future, the view is the same. “It could be on a smaller or larger scale, I don’t know, but I’ll be here. If I personally had a gazillion dollars, I’d probably put every ounce in the horse industry. It would all be dedicated to the horses.” ■ OCTOBER 2010 | 231


In Memoriam:

Marge Gallagher (1937-2010) by Linda White

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he day Marge Gallagher decided she wanted an Arabian horse was a happy day for the Arabian horse community. Marge was as gallant as she was glamorous; she was one of those beautiful people who are even more beautiful on the inside. She was kind, compassionate and generous, and her tireless, hard work, ready humor and longstanding support of the Arabian horse and its people made her a beloved fixture at such shows as Scottsdale, Youth Nationals, and the U.S. Nationals. Gallagher’s Hidden Valley Arabians campaigned a number of champions and national champions trained by Bob Battaglia, Joey Canda, and Larry and Sue Lewis. Daughter Julie McCracken was a top equitation rider, as well. (It was Julie for whom Gallagher bought that first Arabian.) Mary Trowbridge worked with Gallagher at many of the shows she (Trowbridge) judged over the years. Her admiration and affection for the tall blonde were profound. “Marge was such an integral part of the horse show family for so long,” she says, her voice betraying her sadness. “She spent so much time volunteering in center ring, and she was a dedicated owner and exhibitor. I know I will never forget how much joy and glamour she brought to our breed. I am not surprised that her generosity lives after her. How typical of Marge to request that in lieu of flowers, friends and admirers may send their remembrances to the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund.” Marge Gallagher had two daughters: Julie and Karen, both avid equestriennes. Karen still rides, and works with reining horses. Julie prefers English, and describes her current

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mount, a retired eventing horse that is half Percheron, half Thoroughbred, as a “Thorcheron.” She hopes to return to the show ring with a good Half-Arabian English horse one day when her daughter, Katelin, is older and Julie has completed her nurse anesthetist’s degree. “Some of the best memories of my mom came from showing,” offers Julie, now Mrs. Tony Cabana. “We always were excited when a new horse show premium list would arrive in the mail. The three of us would pore over it and discuss which classes and which horses to show. And, of course, at the horse shows, we had a blast. My mom was my best cheerleader. I’m lucky that she wasn’t an overbearing horse show mother. “I trusted her completely when it came to critiquing my show ring performances. She was very objective, short and direct: ‘Perhaps you could have had your shoulders back a little more. Keep that in mind for next time,’ she would say. And she always, always, always told me: ‘Julie, you’re such a beautiful rider.’ That felt great to hear and gave me lots of confidence in the show ring.” She pauses for a moment, her loss overwhelming her. “I think of her words now and cry.” When Marge Gallagher showed, she wore a huge bun that covered the back of her head. She had short hair, but added the bun to her show ring attire because she was convinced that it improved the total picture. “One time at a show she had her hairpiece pinned on,” Julie recalls. “It was made of real hair, of course; she would have nothing less. It was a western class, and when they asked for a


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hand-gallop, the bun started going south. Amazingly, Mom caught the bun in mid-air, before it hit the ground, but then she didn’t know what to do with it, so she stuffed it between herself and the saddle horn. We were laughing so hard, we were crying. As she finished the class, all these little kids kept shouting, ‘Throw it here! Throw it here!’ I think she still got a third in the class.” A good athlete, Gallagher also was a highly-skilled water skier. Family members speculate that she could well have become a professional skier and instructor. Daughter Karen recounts a day when the boat driver made a tactical error that flipped the hapless Gallagher into the water. “Mom would always ski in full makeup,” she says. “She was very particular, so we all gasped when she went into the water. She was a good swimmer, of course, but what about ruining her hairdo and makeup? Well, she popped right up, laughing. I swear her makeup was still perfectly in place, and I don’t think she even got her hair wet!” People who knew Marge Gallagher later in life may not have been aware of something her family and other friends who knew her earlier can confirm: she was not just a rider, but also a very good horsewoman. “Really, until she met Dave Gallagher, who became our stepfather, my mother, my sister and I did all the barn work, and trained our own horses,” Julie says. “My mom could clip horses beautifully, and she’d get right down there to smooth the surfaces of the horses’ feet with sandpaper before we put on the polish. I remember a show where the late Skip Carpenter judged me in showmanship. ‘Wow, this is an amazing clip job!’ he told me. ‘Did you do this?’ I was this little punk kid, and I came back very offhand with, ‘Nah, my mom did it.’ That was just one of so many little things she did for me, to help me look good in the show ring. As anyone who ever saw her could have guessed, she paid attention to the details.”

The nuts and bolts facts are that Margaret Francis Morec was born July 11, 1937, to Anton and Frances Morec, in Chicago. She grew up in Santa Clara, Calif., and graduated from Santa Clara High School. Her daughters Julie McCracken Cabana and Karen McCracken, son-in-law Tony Cabana, granddaughter Katelin Cabana, two brothers, and her Yorkshire terrier, Trinket, survive her. Her beloved husband, David R. Gallagher, and her parents preceded her in death. She passed away on Monday, September 13, in Hot Springs Village, Ark., where she lived at the time of her death. Thinking about Trinket—the current Yorkshire terrier—those who knew her are reminded of how common it was to see Marge Gallagher at horse shows, carrying a Louis Vuitton handbag that was fashionable on its own, but really too large for her slim, meticulous self. They all knew that inside the “handbag” was one, or more often, two Yorkies, comfortably riding along with their adoring mistress. Her friends laugh about many restaurant meals with Marge, the Louis Vuitton bag sitting on the floor beside her chair. She would surreptitiously slip the occupants little treats from her plate. Amazingly, her sleight of hand with the small dogs was never discovered. “That’s just the way she was,” says daughter Julie. “She liked to have fun, and she could giggle like a school girl. I will always remember her youthful spirit.” In lieu of flowers, friends may send their tribute and remembrance funds to the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, 236 Henry Sanford Road, Bridgewater, Conn. 06752, telephone (860) 488-7074. Please indicate that the money is donated in memory of Marge Gallagher. Mary Trowbridge, on behalf of the APAHA, will forward a list of donors to the family as they come in. Those who wish to donate online can go to www.horsemensdistressfund.com and click on the “How You Can Help” page. ■

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In Memoriam:

Evelyn Burton (1910-2010) by Linda White

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velyn Burton passed away quietly, at the age of 100, on Labor Day, September 6, 2010, in Pearce, Ariz. For decades during the second half of the 20th century, she and her husband, Lloyd, were among the most respected Arabian horse breeders in the United States.

The Burtons were natives of Rice Lake, Wis., where they married in 1930. They bred their first mare in 1947. That first mare was Invasia (Valensik x Indirza, by *Mirzam), who they had purchased in 1944, the year she was born. Invasia produced 18 foals for them and would become the third or fourth dam of many current champions. One of her daughters was Vadraff, by Indraff, who in turn produced Gavadraff, by Gazon. Three of Gavadraff ’s nine foals were the popular chestnut show and breeding stallion Serafi lius; and two siblings by Khemosabi, multiple national performance and halter champion Khemanche and Khamasi Sabaha, a U.S. National Top Ten Mare. In 1955 the Burtons added a horse that would put their program on the map. They heard about Gazon (Ferzon x Scheraff, by Indraff ) from friends, went to see him at Gainey Arabians in Owatonna, Minn., bought him from Daniel C. Gainey, and took him home to Rice Lake. He would spend the rest of his life there, a key part of Burton Arabians. In addition to Gavadraff and other national winner-producing daughters, he sired 1965 U.S. National Champion Stallion and 1973 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Horse Raffon. Gazon’s daughters became valuable broodmares, much sought after by

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breeders everywhere. He stood at the Burtons’ for his entire life and breeding career. Jerland Farms’ Larry Jerome says that his childhood visits to the Burtons’ with his mother helped shape his passion for Arabian horses. “They sold tack out of their garage,” he explains, “and as a small kid I remember how I loved the smell of the leather. I just craved horses even then, but horses were not within my parents’ means. Still, Evelyn Burton always treated me as if I were as important as the wealthiest Arabian horse owner. She would take me out into the fields to see the horses, and I remember seeing Vadraff, Gavadraff, Gazon, Raffon and Gavad, Raffon’s younger full brother. I never dreamed that I would someday own Gavad.” Jerome purchased Gavad (Gazon x Vadraff, by Indraff ) in 1977. “Evelyn was always a class act,” he adds, his unspoken love and respect for Burton, who so influenced his life, obvious. “She was a positive, happy person, and she had such a zest for life! I suspect that is the secret to her longevity. She had a strong character. She had taught school, starting out teaching in a one-room schoolhouse, where she had to build her own fires.” Burton, Jerome recalls, had “an incredible eye for a horse.” That ability made Gazon irresistible to her. She and Lloyd had long before put Arabian type and beauty at the top of their priority list. Gazon became a halter champion. As a sire, he consistently passed on his superior characteristics, thus


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benefiting not only the Burtons’ own program, but numerous other breeding programs as well. He sired 459 registered purebred foals, and a dozen registered HalfArabians. At the 1970 U.S. National Championships, Gazon was honored with the declaration that he was a Living Legend. Four years later he was included in a tribute to Lloyd Burton, who stood the stallion his entire life, and at the 1976 U.S. National Championships, he was recognized as a Supreme Sire. He became an official Arabian Horse World Sire of Significance in 1984. He died at Burton Arabians on December 22, 1986, at the age of 31. “He lived the full life,” noted one biographer. “He was a champion, a sire of champions, a darling of the breed, and Lloyd and Evelyn Burton’s wise, gentle friend.” The next stallion to become part of the Burton Arabians family made an even bigger splash than Gazon. The new addition crossed wonderfully with the Gazon daughters, as the Burtons had believed he would. In 1967, partnering with their daughter, Janet, and her then-husband Bill Lowe, the Burtons selected and purchased the 5-year-old stallion *Aramus (Naborr x Amneris, by Amurath Sahib) from Michalów State Stud in Poland. Imported to the United States, *Aramus was a sensation, and two years later, the Burtons reluctantly yielded to singing star Wayne Newton’s persistent requests and sold him a half interest in the horse. In 1972, Newton became the stallion’s sole owner. Anyone who ever saw *Aramus knows that he wasn’t grey: he was silver. He had an almost other-worldly beauty and presence, and was a gifted athlete whose brilliance would eclipse every other horse in the ring with him. He became the 1970 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion, and went on to win a

Canadian national park championship and U.S. national formal driving championship. He gained additional recognition as a sire of champions and championproducing daughters and sons. After Lloyd Burton died, Evelyn became a mentor to many other breeders and exhibitors who are now successful and well-known. Her humor and compassion, and the encyclopedic knowledge she willingly shared, continued to influence the Arabian horse population long after she had given up breeding her own horses. Burton moved to Arizona in 2007 to be near her only child, Janet Searle, who lives in Pearce with her second husband, Ron Searle. Ron worked for the Burtons at one time, training their young horses, riding Gazon and others and, says his wife, “He was part of the family.” Evelyn Burton will be remembered in the Arabian horse community for her ability to select and breed fine Arabians, but her friends recall her many other attributes. “She was a great cook,” Larry Jerome smiles. “After Lloyd died, she spent holidays with us. She would be here for birthdays, Christmas and just about every other special family gathering; she was part of this family. She also loved music and I’m a musician, so we would have some wonderful times around the music. “She was such a positive person, and I never, ever heard her say a word against someone else. She would tell me always to be kind and to treat everybody with respect. ‘You never know who you’re talking to,’ she would tell me. ‘Your children’s doctor or your biggest customer might turn out to be someone you treated with kindness and respect years before.’” ■

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The Industry Loses The King Of The Ring And King Of Many Hearts by Colleen Scott

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SHUTUP AND DANCE

“Shutup and Dance, Rob, Eddie, Dance Man. Whatever his collective names were to so many people, they all personified one thing: friend. He was a horse that was owned by no one. He, however, owned many. Hearts, that is. Wherever he traveled, Shutup and Dance had a following of people who loved him, believed in him and cheered him on. He was a show horse deluxe. Being a Half-Arabian gelding, the only legacy he could leave behind was a show record, and his is second to none. But moreover, he left behind a lifetime of beautiful memories for those who were blessed enough to be on the end of the lead, as he proudly trotted to the winner’s circle, taking them along for the ride. We all used to joke that Dance could go in without a handler and still win the class. I believe we can all learn something from every horse that leaves hoof prints in our lives. He taught me to wear your game face, even when you don’t feel like it.

Arabian Horse Association DataSource™ encompasses five pages and includes an incredible 19 national championship titles (U.S., Canadian and Youth), five national reserve champion titles and four top ten awards. He has also visited the winner’s circle at the Scottsdale Show, most recently in 2010 when he and handler Terry Anne Boggs were named champion in the amateur class, and he and Emma Boggs were champion in the junior-to-handle class. Besides holding dozens of titles in the Arabian horse industry, Shutup and Dance also won numerous National Show Horse Registry championship titles. But as any horse lover knows, the measure of a horse can’t

“See you at the end of the race, buddy, we’re still going on that trail ride you promised me.”—Terry Anne Boggs

be adequately determined by inanimate objects such as those awarded for fleeting performances in show rings. No, a horse lover knows that the measure of a horse has far more to do with heart—both that of the horse and that of his keepers. In the case of Shutup and Dance, it seems he was truly the king of both. He lorded over the show ring from the time he set foot in it as a yearling until just a month before his passing due to complications from colic. And, more importantly, he reigned over the hearts of everyone with whom he came into contact. If the measure of a horse can be calculated by numbers of trophies, rose garlands, tri-colored ribbons and champion jackets, Shutup and Dance (NDL Flashdance x Callaway’s Lyric) has every other Half-Arabian halter gelding in the industry beat. His show record on the

Breeder Kari Lundin was hoping for a performance horse when she bred her Barbary son NDL Flashdance to Callaway’s Lyric. Born under Laura Cronk’s care in the same barn where Khemosabi then resided, Shutup and Dance first caught the attention of Cronk, who relayed

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he was nicknamed, won unanimously, launching what would become nothing short of a legendary career in the show ring. In 2004, when Shutup and Dance was purchased by Terry Anne Boggs, his career went to an even higher level as the now gelded horse took not just Terry Anne, but several other handlers, including youth, to the winner’s circle at the national and regional level. His victories began accumulating and it seemed there were none who could rival the gelding in show ring presence. (Again we should mention his incredible 19 national championship titles, five reserve titles and four top tens, and that’s just what is recorded with the Arabian Horse Association DataSource™.)

to Lundin, “I think he might be pretty special.” This would eventually prove to be a colossal understatement. As Lundin recalls, “I didn’t know anything about halter, but I thought I’d give it a try.” Lundin contacted Troy White, a then up-and-coming young halter trainer, and asked if he would be interested in working with the youngster, who remained a stallion until the age of 5. White flew to California to take a look and was immediately impressed with the colt. “My first thought was ‘wow, this really is a good one,’” he says. White trained Shutup and Dance predominantly by using carrots—and admits that the task was easy. “He had an incredible attitude and was willing to do anything. He was probably the easiest horse I’ve ever had,” recalls White. “He was a cool horse all the way around.” The admiration was mutual, with Lundin recalling how Shutup and Dance loved to show for White. “That horse would do anything for Troy,” she says. When White and Shutup and Dance made their debut at the 1998 Scottsdale Show in the yearling NSH class (NSH classes were held there at the time), Lundin says there were audible gasps from the crowd. “Rob,” as

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As White noticed early on and other trainers have echoed, Shutup and Dance made his handlers look good without their having to do much of the work. David Boggs credits the gelding with creating a dynasty. “He helped many Midwest clients earn roses. He never let anybody down. He loved working, showing, loved the treadmill. We tried to retire him and he would pace the fence, wanting to do something.”


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Greg Hazlewood, who led the gelding to his 2009 U.S. National Championship in the Half-Arabian Gelding In-Hand Saddle Type class, describes Shutup and Dance as the kind of horse that could make a trainer look better. “Sometimes the trainer makes the horse look better. And sometimes the horse makes the trainer look better. He was the one that made the trainer look better. But not just trainers could show him; anybody could show him. He had God-given ability and talent. He made everybody look good.” “He was just a great horse. It didn’t matter who showed him,” adds Greg’s wife, Jocelyn. Alcides Rodrigues, who worked with the gelding over the several years at Midwest, says he still misses him everyday. He described Shutup and Dance as being kind and easy to work with. “When you looked into his eyes, you could see what a sweet horse he was,” he says.

Lundin attributes the record-holding gelding’s kind personality to his grandsire, Barbary. “That kindness is so Barbary,” she says. “Barbary certainly deserves the credit. He and NDL Flashdance were just so wonderful to be around.” (Lundin still has NDL Flashdance, now 27 and retired.) As for the legacy left by Shutup and Dance, it is not represented by the reams of paper printed from the Arabian Horse DataSource™, a record that will surely stand the test of time. Rather, it is represented in the hearts of those who knew him and remember him so fondly. As David Boggs said, “Everyone at Midwest loved him. Many people showed him. Terry Anne, Courtney, Emma showed him. Jake was getting ready to show him in lead line. It was like losing a family member for us.” Gone too soon, but never forgotten. And always remembered as the king of the ring and the king of hearts—Shutup and Dance. ■

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Knowing Your Horse The First Step Toward Using A Bosal, Part II

by Tommy Garland

In Part I, we began the process of teaching your horse to work in a bosal; we used a training fork as we have in previous exercises, and fitted him with a bumper cup rather than a bit. The next step is teaching him to respond to the bumper cup by walking him in circles, turning in both directions and giving you his nose. For the time being, that is your priority in teaching him to work without a bit: you repeat and repeat and repeat, as he learns to respond to the bumper cup like he would to a bit. This procedure is like what you did when you started him in the snaffle. (See AHT, June 2010). In the beginning, use just one rein, and then work in both directions. What you’ll find is that once the cup touches his chin, when he feels that pressure, he’ll put his head down and give his nose to you instead of sticking it up. (See picture 1.) He may want to lift his head, but the training forks will be kind of long, so if he lifts his head too high, you wiggle the bumper cup—give and take, give and take. The key to using the bumper cup is that you never want to pull hard all the time. You’re going to pull on it, and release. Pull on it again, and release. The reason you release is that the horse can’t lock his jaw and pull against you. When you release, you take another hold and it helps you knock him off balance a little, so that you have the leverage to bring him around. If you just constantly pull,

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he will be able to brace against you because there is not a bit in his mouth. In the bosal, it is constantly feel and give, never a constant pull. So you having him walking in circles, left and right, right around your leg like we did before (just remember that the bumper cup makes this all new for him). Repeat the exercises from before. As you get him soft on the left side, you’ll be amazed at how on just the one rein, he starts dropping his nose around to his shoulder and starts jogging and understanding it. Once he gets real good at it, then you’ll add the indirect rein again, so he starts feeling that cup take a hold of his chin a little more. He’ll start tipping his nose in again a little more, and he’ll start tipping his nose back to his shoulder on his right side. (See picture 2.) (A tip: If your horse has a tendency to drop his shoulder and fall into the center, you can use something like a barrel or a tree to walk or jog him around. That helps teach him not to drop his shoulder so much.) After about two weeks or so of jogging, which will build confidence in your horse, he’s going to understand it, and you’ll get a better understanding and feel for your timing—when to take and when to release—because you’ve repeated it a thousand times. You’re going to become one with the horse, and that’s what you want to


Knowing Your Horse do. The more you do it, the better you and your horse will get at it and the better you’ll be together. I tell people to do it two weeks; it won’t hurt to do it too much. You might not get him precise, but you’ll teach him to give to the bumper cup.

When you use one rein to bend the horse around your leg, the horse learns to follow his nose.

I can’t emphasize enough that your horse should know how to walk, trot, and lope before you put the bumper cup on. He should take his leads correctly and be able to rate his speed well, just about where you would like him to be if you were going to show him. You want a good foundation before you go into this; you don’t want to throw this on before you have those lessons finished, because you will just create problems. Your hand position is very important when doing these exercises. If your hands are too low, your horse will push through the bridle and you don’t have the strength or leverage to put their head in the proper position. (See picture 3.) When in the proper position, your hands should be above the withers and in front of and above the pommel of the saddle. This allows you to drive your horse to the bridle and get him to roll over more easily plus it allows you to ride with steadier hands. (See picture 4.) The horse learns to give by bending and breaking at the poll.

Use the indirect rein to tip the horse’s nose to his shoulder.

The incorrect hand position.

The correct hand position.

A final thought: Refer to last month’s column, and be careful in the placement of the bumper cup. Because it is metal with leather wrapped over it, it gives you a little more feel to make the horse listen to you, listen to your hands—but the rawhide of the bosal should not rub on him to make him raw. It will rub a little spot on his nose if he’s real tender there, or if he’s a white skinned horse with a pink-skinned blaze there, it might rub a little easier than on a horse that doesn’t have pink skin. The bumper cup should allow you to train and do things without rubbing his face so much and getting him tender and sore and scared. That’s why I like to use them on young horses as I’m teaching them. Plus, I can use a training fork with them with a regular set of reins, and be able to capture a horse’s nose and put his head in that imaginary box. It helps me put his head where I want it. ■ 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. For more information, go to www.tommygarland.com. OCTOBER 2010 | 241


Buying And Selling Horses 101 Part II by Joe Alberti

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ast month, we discussed selling the middle-level horse. By implication, that means buying horses as well, because successful marketers achieve their results by knowing what most buyers want to see. As I mentioned then, the first step is to evaluate your horse realistically and set a price. If you are having difficulty selling your horse or you simply have no facilities to do that, there are alternatives. Here are some suggestions for jumpstarting the process.

The Importance Of Training Depending on your horse and your budget, it helps to put a horse you want to sell in training. (Of course I think that. I’m a trainer. But I’m also an owner who sells horses and I don’t always have a big budget, so I understand that it is not always feasible.) The fact remains, though, that it is easier to market through a trainer. Most people who have horses at home don’t have the staff to condition them, so the sale horse spends a lot of time turned out and often isn’t at the greatest weight. Add to that, not all owners can clip a horse properly for a great video and pictures. That’s not a criticism; it’s just recognizing the fact that most people work, which is how they can afford their horses. Trainers, on the other hand, are paid to make a horse the best it can be, which facilitates selling. One of the most important reasons trainers can be helpful is that they talk to other trainers. In fact, trainers usually prefer to talk to other professionals. As a buyer, I like to talk to someone other than the person who bred the horse

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and loves it to death. I’m glad they do, but I want to know more about the horse and about its mind. Plenty of horses who have never left home are wonderful to be around when all they have to do is go from their stall to the field and back again, but then when you ask more of them, they are not always so wonderful. I want to know its real characteristics: What is its attitude? Is it lazy, hot, grumpy? If it’s a mare, is she difficult when she’s in heat—in fact, does she show a strong heat? If it’s a stud, does he act real studdy? As a buyer, that is all of interest to me. If you ask yourself questions like that about your sale horse and some of the answers are not the greatest, putting the horse in training can be beneficial. Are you always going to get your money out of that? No. But you’re probably shooting yourself in the foot if the horse isn’t trained to some extent. Yes, there are people out there who have beautiful facilities and can do it “the right way.” Without a trainer, they can train and condition the horse for sale, and then make the contacts and be available to present it to buyers, so I’m not saying everyone can’t. But the majority of people with a nice four-stall barn, a beautiful field and a good outdoor riding arena don’t have the time. Why don’t more people send horses to trainers to sell? Money, of course. For one thing, some horses don’t have the potential to attract a price of more than the board and training fees. The other reason is that the owners think they can avoid paying commissions if they do it themselves.


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In my opinion, it is unfortunate that the whole issue of commissions has gotten out of proportion in the Arabian horse market. These days, it seems that everyone wants a piece of the action—to the point that the poor owner can get bamboozled. In this economic climate, I think we all, as professionals, need to be more negotiable. Let me go out on a limb here. I’m not saying that trainers should give up all their commissions and basically just offer their services in selling or buying a horse for free. But sometimes being a little flexible about a fee can be worthwhile if it gets a deal done, especially if there are other benefits from the sale or purchase that work in a trainer’s favor.

the Nationals (in other words, the ones who often sell themselves). It used to be that a national top ten would automatically add a certain amount to a horse’s value. Next year, however, everyone will be receiving a top ten. I think that is a double-edged sword. From a trainer’s standpoint, it’s a wonderful thing to bring my clients to Nationals, spending all the money they do to go, and know that they will get a ribbon. But on the flip side, my clients are smart enough to know whether they were in the top 50 percent of that class or not, and whether they really got a ribbon or just a participation ribbon. When they go to Nationals, they want to know if they are in the hunt for getting a real ribbon. I’m sure they are not the only ones out there to recognize the difference.

For instance, let’s say I’m representing the buyer in a purchase, and the horse will be coming to me. That’s one point in my favor right away; I’m going to be making board and training fees on the horse. If we’re close on a price, and it seems to me that the deal might go south if This is a trend that I believe we, as an industry, need the total cost isn’t eased a little more, wouldn’t it be wise to look at long and hard. Once we changed the rules at for me to be flexible? I might also regionals so that everybody got a remember that the other trainer will top five, a regional top five ceased to be losing the horse, which could add to a horse’s value. I cannot say “When you are selling mean a drop in revenue for those to a client, “If I take your horse to a horse, it is as much who don’t have a line of prospective regionals and it gets a top five, I’m clients waiting at the door. A going to increase its value by x.” I about the quality of the commission will help tide him or would hate to see that happen with horse as it is about the her over until another horse arrives the national top ten, because to my relationship you are in the barn. On the other hand, if mind, a national top ten has some creating with the buyer.” we don’t get the deal done, I lose a clout. Any of those horses could be training horse—so it behooves me national champion in that division. not to stand pat on a deal-breaking They are the best of our breed in that commission. Does this mean I’m overly generous? No. division, and depending on the competition at the shows I just think that in this economic climate, professionals around the country in a given year, they have demonstrated should be willing to do their part in getting a sale made. that they belong there. Their value needs to reflect that.

More on Pricing Last month, I talked a little about setting the right price. As this is one of the most crucial points in making a sale, more can be said. Pricing mid-level horses or upper mid-level horses is a challenge. By upper mid-level, I mean national top ten caliber—which, I know, should be considered high level, but these days high level seems to mean the ones who have already won or clearly can win at

When you’re going to market a horse for a top amount, you need to realize that if it does not already have a top ten or a national championship, it needs to be worthy of one. I hear a lot of people say they want to sell horses for $25,000 or $30,000 and more, when the horses are not national quality. In most markets, that just does not fly. I know there are many owners capable of paying a lot more than that for a horse, but for the average owner—the ones who make up “the numbers” of our business—it’s

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not feasible. For $30,000, they need a horse that can go to Nationals and be competitive enough that if everything goes right and it has a good show, it will be top ten.

In A Nutshell The bottom line is that to be successful in selling middlelevel horses today, it helps to think outside the box. Everybody is being careful about how they spend their money. So, here’s a recap of my thoughts on making a sale. • Be realistic in evaluating your horse before you put it on the market, and then do everything you can to improve its marketability. That means make sure it is in good condition, well-presented, and if possible, trained to some extent. Have pictures and videos, and set a rational price. • Remember that not every horse is a nationalcaliber horse, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a good horse. It just means that the price has to reflect that. • Every horse isn’t an English, western, hunter or halter horse, but again, just because it doesn’t do those divisions, it’s not a bad horse. If that describes your horse, contact trainers in other disciplines, whether or not you know them personally. Open the lines of communication. • For trainers and agents: make sure all the cards are on the table; make sure everybody knows what the bottom line is and how much commission is going where, so that there are no questions. You don’t say to the buyer, “Sold, done deal,” and when you tell your owners, they say, “Oh, I thought I was getting that much in my hand and your commission was on top of it.” Spell it out as clearly and precisely as you possibly can.

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I always tell my clients, “I’m going to be negotiating for you, so you tell me, bare bones, what you need in your pocket. I will try and get as much as I can for you, but at the end of the day, I’m trying to sell it and get you some money.” I want all the information before I call a prospective buyer, and hopefully by the end of that conversation, we either have a deal or we don’t. One final word: I’ve already discussed the importance of honesty, so let me add that in my opinion, common courtesy, respect and humility are all really important traits too. When you are selling a horse, it is as much about the quality of the horse as it is about the relationship you are creating with the buyer. We all need to think as much about the long term as the short term. A lifelong horseman, Joe Alberti is the owner/trainer at Chestnuthill Arabians in Gilbert, Pa., where he manages Canadian National Reserve Champion and multi-U.S. Top Ten Stallion Shaddofax. He trains a show string of about 40 horses at the regional and national level, and supervises the care of broodmares at the farm. His program is based on an understanding of each horse’s heritage, experience, physical abilities and mental requirements. In January 2011 he will take up new duties on the training staff at Rohara Arabians in Orange Lake, Fla. ■


Handy Horse Tips When Horses Are Silly by Lee Bolles

Horses can be unpredictable, and some have different character traits, just like humans. They might be lazy, tired, anxious, eager, frightened, or stubborn on occasion. Sometimes, they can be just plain silly. Whether they are simply feeling good because of crispness to the air, bored, or reacting to something in the environment, the silly horse can be a challenge.

“One of the best ways I’ve found to overcome silly behavior is with work.” One of the best ways I’ve found to overcome silly behavior is with work. Let us look at some examples. I was starting a mare as a cutting prospect, and we were out in a big pasture when a horse snorted from the neighboring round pen. She reacted by curling her tail up over her back and launching into what can best be described as an English pleasure trot—not something you’d typically ask for in a cutting horse. Instead of reining her in and asking her to stop, I went ahead and let her go full steam ahead. Then, when she started to tire and slow down, I turned her around and asked for that very same trot again. After a few passes through the pasture at that high-stepping trot, she was ready to go back to the easy work.

On another occasion, I was starting a colt in a big pasture when a truck drove by us. He took off at a dead run toward the far side of the pasture. As soon as he got to the fence, he stopped. I turned him around and asked for that same gallop back to the other side. He never knew that he ran away in the first place. (A word of caution, the ground does go by pretty quickly, so be prepared and stay aboard.) Another option for the horse acting silly is to engage them in more complex maneuvers such as turns on the forehand, side passing, backing, and turns on the haunches. The key is to make the work you want them to do (and what they were doing before they got distracted) seem like the easy alternative.

“The key is to make the work you want them to do (and what they were doing before they got distracted) seem like the easy alternative.” Work isn’t always the solution, but it is a good tool to use provided the horse isn’t genuinely frightened. ■

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A Leg Up Eye Trauma In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas

Eye injuries are fairly common in horses and can be serious, especially if neglected. Richard J. McMullen Jr., DrMedVet, CertEO, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at North Carolina State University, says that some of the most common injuries result from a blow to the eye when a horse panics and bolts, or jerks the head up or away from perceived danger. Horses can injure themselves in many different ways, and small foreign bodies can get into the eye. Some of the more common eye injuries in horses include cutting or puncture of the cornea, tearing of an eyelid, or scratching of the surface of the eye by a piece of foreign matter caught under a lid. “Lacerations may occur if the eyelids get caught on a sharp, protruding object in the stall, or if the horse is f leeing from something and snags the lid on a small sharp object,” says McMullen. “Those rips can be some of the more serious injuries that should be taken care of right away. The horse owner should never try to do anything with the laceration himself/ herself, and certainly should never try to remove any separated tissue. Your immediate thought might be to just pull off a dangling piece of tissue, but this is not a good idea. “The eyelid is so well vascularized that just bringing the two pieces back together and suturing them appropriately will enable it to heal very well in most cases,” he explains. “Proper suturing is essential, however, in order for the surfaces to heal correctly. If left unsutured to heal by growing back together on its own, minor nicks or cuts may heal without complications, but generally a larger laceration will heal poorly. It may leave the horse with an eyelid deformity that potentially could cause corneal ulcerations later and serious problems on down the road. The eyelids protect the eye and also are important in spreading moisture over the eyeball to

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keep it from drying out. If there is a gap in the lid, corneal health will be compromised. “Corneal injuries may range from just a slight ulceration of the surface to full thickness penetrating injury,” he continues. “Sometimes a superficial scratch or seemingly superficial injury to the cornea can progress into something deeper—which may lead to penetration of the cornea just from the secondary infection. Any time the eye is injured, it should be looked at by your veterinarian as soon as possible, even if it is not catastrophic initially, just to make sure it doesn’t progress to something worse.” An eye infection can become quite serious in a very short period of time. Vegetable matter (dust/chaff from hay or bedding, plant seeds, microscopic “sliver” fragments from burdock seed heads, etc.) can often get into the eye and become stuck beneath an eyelid. Some of these can be difficult to detect, especially if a tiny foreign body gets into the cornea. “A thorough examination by your veterinarian is recommended,” McMullen says. “Generally something like this can be located by using a fluorescein dye in the eye to highlight subtle corneal defects.” The veterinarian can also sedate the horse if necessary and use a topical anesthetic to make the eye less sensitive, so the horse will more readily cooperate for the examination. “Sometimes the owner might think it’s not necessary to have the veterinarian check the eye because it’s just a little scratch that will heal, like sometimes happens in our own eyes,” he says. “But in some instances these will develop an infection if left unattended. Once it gets to a point where you are having to treat a serious secondary infection, treatment becomes more difficult, costly and risky for the horse.” Many of the eye problems we generally see in horses have a tendency to get worse if neglected, so it pays to


A Leg Up catch them early. Vision is so important in horses that you don’t want to take a chance with potential scarring or eventual blindness. “Depending on the severity of the injury, sometimes medical therapy will be enough to treat it,” McMullen says, and explains, “With many cases of ocular trauma, however, surgery will be indicated. Surgical options include conjuctival or amniotic grafting procedures, corneal transplants, or in some cases (as a last resort) even removal of the globe.

“Sometimes the owner might think it’s not necessary to have the veterinarian check the eye because it’s just a little scratch that will heal, like sometimes happens in our own eyes,” he says. “But in some instances these will develop an infection if left unattended.“

assess the injury and devise a treatment plan. “Don’t even try to clean out the eye,” he cautions. “Even if it’s just a small plant material foreign body and you try to rinse it out with saline, you run the risk of actually pushing these into the conjunctiva or dislodging them and causing them to go somewhere else they shouldn’t be, inadvertently causing more damage.” It is best to wait for the veterinarian to take a look, as hard as that may seem to do, because your natural inclination is to try to alleviate the horse’s discomfort immediately. Your veterinarian can sedate the horse if necessary and block the function of the eyelids, allowing them to be readily opened without having to fight the horse. This reduces the risk of secondary injury. If the eye is painful, the horse won’t want to open it for an examination and will generally resist any attempts to examine the eye. “It’s hard to get a good look, and you run the risk of making the injury worse by pushing on the globe or fighting with the horse,” McMullen says.

Preventing Eye Injuries “Surgical intervention is indicated for deep lesions or full thickness penetrating injuries, but if they are caught early, even though they may seem catastrophic, they can often be corrected surgically with corneal transplants or grafting procedures. However, if they have been neglected for a longer period of time, the risk for permanent vision loss is significant. Secondary infection can lead to a general infection of the globe. In these instances, removal of the globe is usually the best alternative.” There are numerous instances in which an injury may lead to blindness or necessitate removal of an eye. Many horses do well after they adapt to loss of sight in one eye, but some things may be more challenging when riding or working with the horse.

Consult Your Veterinarian McMullen does not recommend having owners try to do anything with an injured eye on their own, initially. It is always wise to have a veterinarian look at the eye,

It is probably a little easier to prevent eye injuries in a stall (by making sure there are no protruding surfaces, nails, hooks, etc., that the horse might run into and snag an eyelid) than in an outdoor environment. “In the stall, paddock or pasture you can eliminate some hazards, McMullen says. “Make sure all nails and staples are hammered in, and all bucket handles are taped or have a protective covering. Sometimes the buckets without handles are safest to use because you don’t have to worry about the horse getting the head caught. But horses are good at finding ways to injure themselves in even the most perfect of surroundings.” Occasionally a horse may get foreign plant matter in an eye when grazing, if seed heads on tall plants brush against an eye in the wind, but this is less apt to occur than are injuries caused by feeding horses from hay nets and feed bags. “We do not recommend using these in stalls (or trailers),” he says. If the bag is head level or higher, chaff and hay dust can fall into the eyes. Horses also like to grab and shake/sling the bags or pound them with the head. There are usually hay stems sticking out in all directions and these can scrape or poke the eye.

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Tips For Applying Medication To The Eye Often the veterinarian will treat the eye and leave the horse owner with medication that should be applied to the eye two or three times a day for a certain number of days. “There are some good tricks for treating the eye safely, and with less resistance from the horse,” McMullen says. “It’s certainly easier to treat a horse if you have someone to help you (holding the horse). If you have to treat the eye by yourself, it can be challenging.”

McMullen continues. “He will be trying to rotate his head away from you. If we are dealing with the left eye, he will turn his head clockwise, so the left eye will be facing upward. You’ve already caused the third eyelid to protrude by pressing gently on the globe. You can then apply a small bit of ointment right in the corner of the eye where the third eyelid is. Once you let go of the eyelid and the third eyelid retracts, that ointment will go down into the ventral conjunctival sac where it will melt and be distributed over the cornea. “You have added protection against bumping the horse’s eye with the ointment tube, because the third eyelid is prolapsed,” he says. “If you do accidentally contact the eye, you are touching the third eyelid instead of the eyeball.” It helps to use the horse’s natural reaction instead of fighting against it.

If the horse is well halter trained, you can tie the horse in his stall or anywhere else that you can tie him solidly. “The eye to be treated should be gently held open, coming from the direction of the horse’s nose,” he says. “With a limited amount of pressure, you “Another way is to can gently put your finger reach over the horse’s “Occasionally a horse may get foreign in the fold of the upper head and hold it that plant matter in an eye when grazing, eyelid. If you are treating way,” he continues. the left eye, use your left if seed heads on tall plants brush “If you are on the left hand, and if it’s the right side, you reach around against an eye in the wind, but this eye, use your right hand with your left arm and is less apt to occur than are injuries to open the eye. Hold the hand while facing the caused by feeding horses from hay ointment with the other horse. You have to be a hand. If you are doing nets and feed bags.“ little more coordinated, the left eye, use the index because you must hold finger of your left hand and administer the (placed in the fold of the upper eyelid) to open up the ointment with your left hand and hold the eye open eyelid. If you put a little bit of pressure on the globe, with your right hand. It’s the same principle, but tying the third eyelid will come into view.” the horse is a lot more efficient.” If you are a short If the horse is tied, he will be pulling back slightly. “He will pull his head back, but not straight away,”

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person, trying to hold the head with your arm can be more difficult if the horse raises his head to try to avoid the medication. ■


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SHOWS OCTOBER October 16-17, 2010, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 19-20, 2010, NC State Fair Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Dale Barnett, 270-227-2063. October 23-24, 2010, PMHA Morab National Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. NOVEMBER November 5-7, 2010, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. November 6-7, 2010, Arabian Sport Horse Challenge, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. November 11-14, 2010, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 12-14, 2010, AHAA Fall Festival A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. November 12-14, 2010, Dixie Gulf Panhandle Ruff Out, Baker, Florida. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. 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 3-5, 2010, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

DISTANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE OCTOBER October 16, 2010, Foothills Of The Cascade 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Molalla, Oregon. Contact: Janelle Wilde, 541-849-2460. October 16-17, 2010, High Desert III and IV 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Weeks, Nevada. Contact: Judy Jewkes, 702-267-2587. October 21-22, 2010, AHA National Open 35Mile Competitive Trail Ride I and II, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 23-24, 2010, AHA National Open 25and 50-Mile Endurance Ride I and II, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 23-24, 2010, AHA National Open 75and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 30, 2010, AHAA 25- and 50-Mile Halloween Endurance Ride, Fountain Hills, Arizona. Contact: Lancette Koerner, 480-655-9434. October 30, 2010, Big River 60-Mile Endurance Ride, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. October 30, 2010, Blackwater Boogie 25- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. October 29-30, 2010, Spook Run 50-Mile Endurance ride, Henryville, Indiana. Contact: Lois McAffe, 812-294-1776. October 30-31, 2010, Big River 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride I and II, Keithsburg, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974.

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.

CORRECTIONS: In Amateur Snapshots of the September 2010 AA issue, two pictures were unintentionally switched.

Page 147AA, Jill Sherman and Expressamo, 2010 U.S. National Champion contenders in Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over.

NATIONAL EVENTS October 22-30, 2010, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS October 21-24, 2010, El Zahraa National C Show and 13th International Championships, El Zahraa, Egypt. Contact: Ahmed Hamza, 202-22983733, info@elzahraa-stud.org; www.elzahraa-stud.org November 17-21, 2010, 29th Brazilian National Arabian Horse Show, Indaiatuba (Campinas) – SP, Brazil. Contact: 55.11.3674.1744; www.abcca.com.br

Page 154AA, Michele Ziemer and PA Into Wishin, 2010 U.S. National Champion contenders in Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select.

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Enter your beautiful foals in the 16th Annual Arabian Horse Times Beautiful Baby Contest – and win a full-color, in-depth story on your farm and breeding program.

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Index Of Advertisers A ABCCA .........................................................65-67 Al Shaqab .......................................................50-56 Arabian English Performance Association .......... 43 Arabian Expressions ........................................... 47 Arabian Horse Association of Arizona...........40, 41 Arabian Horse Times’ Beautiful Baby Contest.......... 262 Arabian Horse Times’ Farm Brochures ..................... 258 Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Cards ...... 15Reg10 (167) Arabian Horse Times’ Stallion Promotion Package .. 259 Arbuckle’s Acres .................................................. 37 Argent Farms.............................. 7Reg10 (159), BC C Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc.. 16-25Reg10 (168-177) Chase, Cindy ....................................................... 36 Conway Arabians .............................................. 151 D Danielson Arabians ........................................... 202 Dave Smith ....................................................... 203 Diamond Hill Arabians ..................................... 253 Dianne Margerum Training ............ 12Reg10 (164) Diedrich Equine Mgt. ....................... 8Reg10 (160) Double J Ranch ................................................. 252 E Earthquake Arabians ........................................... 46 Eleanor’s Arabians ................. IFC, 1, 6Reg10 (158) Enchanted Acres ............................................... 251 F Faulkner’s Saddlery LLC................................... 250 Fertig, Warren & Jan ........................................... 47 Formula 3® Equine Antifungal ......................... 105 Fox Hollow Farm, Inc. ...................... 5Reg10 (157) Frierson Atkinson .............................................. 251 G Gemini Acres ....................................8-11, 134-141 Grossman, Bryan & Joanne ............................16-20 H Haras Canaa ........................................................ 89 Haras Ceu Estralado ......................................94, 95 Haras Clio ........................................................... 90

Haras Das Faias ..............................................70, 71 Haras Das Paineiras........................................88-90 Haras JM ............................................ 24, 25, 82, 83 Haras La Catalina ........................................ FC, 37 Haras Los Palmares ........................ 96-99, 144, 145 Haras Paiquere .................................................... 92 Haras Panorama .................................................. 93 Haras Sahara Arabian Horses ....................101-104 Haras Santa Marta .............................................. 91 Haras Vanguarda ................................................. 87 Haras Vila Dos Pinheiros ...............................84, 85 Heartland Ventures, LLC .................................. 252 Hegg, Mickey .................................................... 253 Hesten Park ....................................... 4Reg10 (156) Holbrook Arabians .....................................146, 147 Horsefly Films Exquisite Equine Filmakers ...... 207 J Jessica Cole Training Stables ............. 2Reg10 (154) JM Stud – USA ................................................... 83 John White Stables............................ 3Reg10 (155) K Kiesner Training ................................................ 2, 3 L Lakeswear Embroidery & Screen Printing......................... 13Reg10 (165) Longuini Training ........................................82-104 M Marhaabah Legacy Group, The ............................. 7 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc......................28, 29, 251 Matthias, Bonnie ............................................... 148 McBride Arabians .................................... 264, IBC Midwest.............................................8-11, 134-148 Minnesota Arabian Horse Association .................................. 10Reg10 (162) Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, Inc.....254, 255 Moonshadow Performance Horses...................... 36

R R.O. Lervick Arabians ...................................... 251 Rae-Dawn Arabians .......................................12, 13 Ranch Of Cherry Creek .................................... 253 Red Tail Arabians .....................48Reg10 (200), 201 Reilich, Bill & Shirley ....................................... 2, 3 S Sara Paripovich Training ............................152-153 Seehorse Video .................................................... 57 Shada, Inc. ....................................37, 9Reg10 (161) Shea Stables............................................28, 29, 251 Showtime Training Center .................................. 64 Silver Star Arabians ........................................30-35 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ....................14-15 Southwest Farm Services ................................... 253 Stachowski Farm, Inc......................................16-23 Stone Creek Arabians........................................ 252 Strand’s Arabian Stables ........................................ 5 Sun State Horse Ranch ..................................... 253 Sypolt Insurance ................................................ 250 T Tackett, Jason..................................................... 143 TGS Arabians ................................................70, 71 The Baahir Group...............................................BC The Hat Lady .................................................... 251 Topline Arabians ...................................... 264, IBC V Van Dyke, Les & Diane .................................... 142 Velper Arabian Horse .......................................... 86 W Westridge Farms.............................. 11Reg10 (163) Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. ........................ 251 WindRiver Fence .............................................. 250 Z Zerlotti Equine Reproduction, Ltd.................... 100

P P & S Enterprises, Inc. ..................................... 252 Pay-Jay Arabians ............................................... 253 Prestige Farms LLC .......................................26, 27

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 Canadian National Champion Futurity Gelding

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 Canadian National Champion Futurity Gelding

 Canadian National Champion -Year-Old Gelding

 Region  Champion Arabian Sweepstakes -Year-Old Gelding

 Buckeye Champion Gelding


Two-Time Nat ional Champion

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McBride Arabians Jean Warner Gahanna, Ohio Email: jwarner6@insight.rr.com

Topline Arabians Dan & Lori Whitt 2266 State Route 60 Loudonville, OH 44842 614-309-3105 Email: Toplinearabians@aol.com


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2009 Scottsdale Unanimous Junior Champion Colt Region 9 Unanimous Champion Yearling Colt Full brother to International Champion Baanderos Standing at stud at:

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