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• AmAdo de JAmAAl Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Ted Carson owner: Sycamore Farm llC

• delACroix HS Arabian Hunter Pleasure with Kristin Huntsberger owner: mary Patricia mcGehee and Betty Gail Skinner

• Am BrAve doTATion Arabian Gelding 6-7 with Ted Carson Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAoTr 55 & over with Susan White owner: Susan r. White

• delAJAndro Arabian Yearling Colt with Ted Carson owner: les Sekut

• ConviCTion CA Arabian Yearling Gelding in Hand with Ted Carson owner: edwin W. Crain

• dA eleGAnTrA Arabian Futurity Filly with Ted Carson owner: Jeff and Sybil Collins

• dA ProdiGY Arabian 3 Year old Colts with Ted Carson owner: dolorosa Arabians lTd • miSSmArWAn Arabian mare 4-5 with Ted Carson owner: Jeff and Sybil Collins • Tuxedo niTe Arabian Futurity Gelding with Ted Carson owner: Connie Connell


• veruSCHKA TCA Arabian Yearling Filly with Ted Carson owner: Brandi Carson • KHA PHreeze PHrAme HA/AA Country english Pleasure with Kentley dean HA/AA Country english Pleasure AAoTr 18-35 with Kentley dean owner: Kentley dean • SF inFAmouS Arabian Hunter Pleasure Jr Horse with Kristin Huntsberger owner: Joseph l Weller

• rS mAJor moTion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure with Kristin Huntsberger HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAoTr 18-39 with Kentley dean owner: W. Kent dean White oak, nC 28399 Ted Carson Phone: 910-876-7332 Brandi Carson Phone: 910-876-7333 Phone: 910-866-4000 • Fax: 910-866-4001 www.tedcarson.com


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DOLOROSA

Arabians

Breeders & Owners: DeCarol & Jan Williamson info@dolorosa.com or dwetheboss@gmail.com

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He’s everything you expect from

DOLOROSA and more...

Arabians

US NATIONAL FUTURITY STALLION CONTENDER with Ted Carson Region 16 Unanimous Champion Stallion Versace Versace xx DA DA Love Love by by Padrons Padrons Psyche Psyche CA CA & & SCID SCID CLEAR CLEAR

ALL ALL PHOTOS PHOTOS UNALTERED UNALTERED

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Publisher Lara Ames Editor Kevin Ludden Contributing Writers Linda White Mary Kirkman Colleen Scott Advertising Account Executive John Diedrich Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Graphic Designers Tony Ferguson Tammi Stoffel Lead Website Designer Jennifer Peña Website Designer Leah Matzke Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Office Manager Circulation Robin Matejcek Accounts Receivable Circulation Editorial Assistant Karen Fell Operations/Interactive Manager Barbara Lee © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 42, No. 4, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials.

Comments From The Editor

The E-newsletter Note Cards! In the May 2011 E-newsletter I announced a photo contest where I asked subscribers to send me their most dynamic and artistic photos of anything that has to do with Arabians. This would include their own horses, their kids with horses, their barn pets with horses, themselves with their horses, etc. There would be four winners to this contest, and the winning photos would then become the art elements of a new series of note cards which Arabian Horse Times would print and distribute throughout the Arabian horse community. (These note cards will be available for everyone to purchase through our website.) Each winner’s name would be included as a credit on his or her card and they would receive as their prize three sets of 12 note cards, which will feature three note cards each of the four images. The number of entries was tremendous and varied, and everyone’s enthusiasm was quite infectious. I had to change the deadlines and parameters of the contest throughout the past four months just to accommodate everyone’s wishes. In fact, after the deadline for entries had passed, I was still getting numerous emails and phone calls. So, in the spirit of the contest and its great enthusiasm this contest inspired, I want to share some of these photos with you. They can be found on pages 306AA-311AA. I really believe that they are going to make your day! The winners of this contest will be announced in the October E-Newsletter which will be emailed to its subscribers on the 3rd of October. If you are not currently a subscriber to the E-newsletter, be sure you go today to www.ahtimes.com and sign up for it.

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Kevin N. Ludden Editor


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The 2011 Iowa Gold Star and Midwest presents ...

A Renaissance of Champions!

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Iowa Gold STar FuTurITy

Iowa Gold STar aucTIon yearlInG FIlly Goddess Of Da Vinci—Unanimous Champion Top Ten— Persia B

Iowa Gold STar 2-year-old GeldInG Vitale FM—Unanimous Champion Iowa Gold STar 3-year-old GeldInG Valente LD—Reserve Champion

Iowa Gold STar aucTIon yearlInG colT Spartacus M—Champion Top Ten—Luxor ORA • Thee Alejandro

Iowa Gold STar HalF-arabIan yearlInG aucTIon FIlly aTH (Saddle Type) Shes All That ORA—Reserve Champion

Iowa Gold STar yearlInG FIlly HLP Felicity of Laman—Reserve Champion Top Ten—Kharisma M • Bint Ynazia GA Princess Stivalia LD • RD Alotta Ambition Marietta Ames

Iowa Gold STar HalF-arabIan yearlInG aucTIon colT aTH (Saddle Type) He Be A Badazz—Unanimous Champion

Iowa Gold STar yearlInG colT/GeldInG MI Grand Valentino—Unanimous Champion Top Ten—Luxor ORA • Spartacus M • HLP Faraon Coal Minerr Iowa Gold STar 2-year-old FIlly Olympiaa—Unanimous Champion TM Mona Lisa—Reserve Champion Top Five—Cajun Princess ORA Iowa Gold STar 2-year-old colT Victorious LD—Champion Iowa Gold STar 3-year-old FIlly Top Five—JJ Evening Star Iowa Gold STar 3-year-old colT Vvaliante—Unanimous Champion

Iowa Gold STar 2-year-old HalF-arabIan FIlly Ebony By Valentino—Unanimous Champion Im Adiva Too ORA—Reserve Champion Top Five—Faustella ORA Iowa Gold STar HalF-arabIan yearlInG colT (Saddle Type) He Be A Badazz—Reserve Champion Iowa Gold STar HalF-arabIan yearlInG FIlly (Saddle Type) Shes Still Jammin—Unanimous Champion Iowa Gold STar lIberTy Maddox Van Ryad—Unanimous Champion

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A Renaissance of Champions!

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Iowa Fall ClassIC

Yearling FillY RD Alotta Ambition—Champion Princess Stivalia LD—Reserve Champion Yearling Colt/gelding Bandit STR—Champion Coal Minerr—Reserve Champion Top Five—Luxor ORA 2-Year-old Mare Festywa ALSA—Champion TM Mona Lisa—Reserve Champion Top Five—Cajun Princess ORA Love Chimes LD • HL Valla Vitoria 2 Years & over Mare Suzanna MPA—Champion Anna Marie BHF—Reserve Champion Mare atH Olympiaa—Champion Anna Marie BHF—Reserve Champion 2 Years & over gelding DC Magnum Storm—Champion Mr Sandman MDA—Reserve Champion Top Five—Excyte LD 2 Years & over gelding aotH DC Magnum Storm—Champion Mr Sandman MDA—Reserve Champion

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BC A

September 2011 A

September 2011 A $7.50

September 2011 A & AA

Perignon intage 2007

n Al Shaqab x Psychic Karma

ember AA BC

Contents 6A

Comments From The Editor

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Cover Story: Star Of Marwan by Linda White

Presented by

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U.S. Nationals Preview—Tulsa, Where The Lights Shine Bright by Linda White

sANdRo PiNhA & Gil vAldez scoTTsdAle, ARizoNA 480-266-3324 FARM 480-226-0001 cell ~ sANdRo@sANdRoPiNhA.coM 480-366-7357 cell ~ AllsTARABiANs@Aol.coM www.ARABiANsiNTeRNATioNAl.coM

On The COver:

Star Of Marwan

(Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star), owned by Mystica Arabians of Bullsbrook, West Australia.

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The Magic Of Midwest

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2011 Amateur Snapshots, Part I

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2011 Varian Arabians Summer Jubilee by Sidney Simpson

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Presenting The Personalities—Lori Lawrence by Mary Kirkman

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A Lifetime With Arabians—The Cattle Drive by Sheila Varian

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A Leg Up

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Calendar Of Events

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Index Of Advertisers

304A

Looking Ahead

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Cover Story: Star Ghazal And Silver Lake Arabians

by Heather Smith Thomas

by Colleen Scott

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2011 Amateur Snapshots, Part II

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Families In The Arabian Horse Community—The Jensens by Mary Kirkman

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2011 NAAHSA World Championship Horse Show by Kara Larson

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286A & 298AA

by Mary Kirkman

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2011 AHT’s Most Classic Contest Winner—Magic Of Marwan The Arabian Horse Celebration—12 Months And Counting

September 2011 AA

by Bob Battaglia September 2011 AA $7.50

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Trainer Confidential—Tales From The Equestrian Underbelly by Mary Trowbridge

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A Lifetime With Arabians—The Cattle Drive (continued) by Sheila Varian

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Leaders Of The Times—DA Valentino by Colleen Scott

On The COver:

Star Ghazal

(Gazal Al Shaqab x C Starlite Bey), owned by Silver Lake Arabians of Wichita, Kansas.

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306AA

An Homage To The Arabian Horse—Entries For The E-newsletter Contest

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Knowing Your Horse by Tommy Garland

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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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Loved around the world!

2010 TROPHY ESPOIR - MOST EXCITING JUNIOR HORSE, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, PARIS 2010 ELRAN CUP BEST OF SHOW TROPHY WINNER 2010 ELRAN CUP GOLD CHAMPION JR. COLT 2010 MENTON BRONZE CHAMPION JR. COLT 2010 LAS VEGAS WORLD CUP SUPREME GOLD CHAMPION 2009 U.S. RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION YEARLING COLT


Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion AHBA Futurity Stallion Silver Sire Enrolled Iowa Gold Star SCID & CA Clear

Now returning to the arena where it all began ...

Robert & Dixie North 20655 Sutherland Dam Rd., Ramona, CA 92065 Breeding Manager Mike McNally 760.789.3208 Robert North 619.992.9832

WWW.NORTHARABIANS.COM


U.S. N ATIONAL F UTURITY & 3-Y EAR -O LD C OLTS WITH S ANDRO P INHA

*Magnum Chall HVP x Major Love Affair


Toddville, IA

We understand and value the importance of a great start when it comes to your horse. We believe the beginning of your horse’s training experience is worth every penny. We also understand in today’s times, it is important to watch your spending. This year, we are offering yet a larger discount with our Fall Training Special when you enroll by November 1st for the months of November, December and January.

Whether your plan is to show, sell or are simply seeking a solid, honest evaluation, Jody and the staff at Strand’s will help. Limited enrollment ~ due November 1st Janice & Jody Strand • Assistant trainer Jen Schmitt 319.393.4816 • mobile 319.360.5997 info@strandsarabians.com • www.strandsarabians.com vesty photo SEP TEM BER 2011 | 21A


By PS Afire Chief Out of Read My Mind

English Pleasure Futurity with Mike Miller Chief Premonition SMP is a maternal sibling to: Read All About 2010 & 2011 Scottsdale Champion Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Rumorr Has It 2011 Scottsdale Champion Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse For Your Consideration

Country English Pleasure Futurity with Mike Miller By PS Afire Chief Out of S A Pasafire

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Sired by Afire Bey V

Out of Justa Glow+/ By The Chief Justice

U.S. National English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Jacque Thompson

Using today’s quality bloodlines for tomorrow’s strongest English Pleasure contenders

Rod & Jacqueline Thompson • Lenoir City, TN • 865.388.0507 Trainer Mike Miller • Mike@smparabians.com • cell 608.332.0701

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Gathering Roses Since 1978

Strawberry Banks Farm

Exxpectations N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N

ARABIAN PLEASURE DRIVING OPEN WITH BRIAN MURCH 2011 OhiO Buckeye champiOn pleasure Driving Open & aOTD 2011 regiOn 14 champiOn pleasure Driving Open 2010 u.s. naTiOnal champiOn cOunTry pleasure Driving

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Exxpectations N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N

A TempTATion x eA CAndy Girl

ARABIAN PLEASURE

DRIVING AOTD WITH

BARBARA CHUR

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Gathering Roses Since 1978

Strawberry Banks Farm

Fire Mist ROL

N AT I O N A L T O P T E N

Baske afire x firelite dgl

ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH BRIAN MURCH 2011 cottsdale top ten country english pleasure Junior horse 2011 region 14 reserve champion country english pleasure Junior horse 2010 u.s. national top ten country english pleasure Junior horse 2010 scottsdale champion aepa saddle seat performance futurity

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Rejoice Rejoice A TempTATion x RuminA AfiRe ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH BRIAN MURCH

Enrico

A TempTATion x eA CAndy giRl ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH BRIAN MURCH

Mannhattan

Hey HAllelujAH x mAggdAlinA ggdAlinA 2-YEAR-OLd ARABIAN G E L d I N G H A LT E R W I T H S T E v E H E AT H C O T T

August Engine mulTi-nATionAl CHAmpion

ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE dRIvING OPEN WITH BRIAN MURCH ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE dRIvING AAOTd WITH JIM BAMMEL

Strawberry Banks Farm www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com

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Conway Arabians

Presents Their 2011 U.S. National Contenders

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Glory Got Game (Heir To Glory x Savirene B)

Competing in HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Anna Conway Zaffke HA/AA English Show Hack with Tom Theisen 2011 Canadian National Reserve Champion HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 2011 Canadian National Champion HA/AA English Show Hack

Conway Arabians

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Cadillac Jack

CA

(IXL Noble Express x T O Magicmotion, by Promotion)

Competing in Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Lori Conway

2011 Region 6 Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

TA

Lucky Spin (Kordelas x Lucky Destiny)

Competing in HA/AA Western Pleasure Futurity with Lori Conway

Conway Arabians

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2011 Region 6 Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse


Proximus

CA

(Afire Bey V x DA Triffire, by Triften)

Competing in Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Tom Theisen 2011 Region 10 Champion Country English Pleasure Open 2011 Canadian National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Minnesota Medallion Stallion, AEPA Enrolled Sire AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, SCID & CA Clear

Conway Arabians

Lori and Peter Conway • lori@conwayarabians.com Cell 507-202-4440 • Home 507-867-2981 Tom Theisen, Trainer • cell 404-304-9955 • tommytheisen@yahoo.com Conway Arabians • 18080 Cty 2, Chatfield, MN 55923 www.conwayarabians.com

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A rose by any other name would smell as sweet

(Legacy Of Fame x Queen of SSheba) 2011 Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly (Highest Scoring Arabian Female Of The Show) U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly Contender With Mike Neal

Proudly Bred & Owned By: Susan Glendenning Lincoln, Nebraska Prepared & Presented By:

In limited showing, La Rosa Fame has been judged Champion by these esteemed judges: Shannon Armstrong Chuck Mangan Gordon Potts

Chris Bickford Rick Moser John Rannenberg

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Ted Carson Richard Petty Brian Scoggins

Greg Knowles Joe Polo Janice McCrea-Wight

Tel: 262-728-1168 Email: mikenealarabiancenter@hotmail.com


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September 19-22, 2012 Louisville, Kentucky ARABIAN CELEBRATION CHAMPIONSHIP H O R S E S H O W

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DON’T MISS THE SEASON FINALE IN TULSA

Of Fame & STANLEY WHITE III

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

PROUDLY OWNED BY

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2011 Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2011 Region 12 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2011 Region 9 Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Ferrara PhotoS

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Cover Story

Star Of Marwan by Linda White

Star Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star, by LBA Lode Star) is truly unforgettable. She has been thrilling audiences since 2005. You only have to see her once; her image will shimmer in your memory, exquisite and compelling, forever. When she was named the 2007 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly, Andrew Sellman presented her for owner/breeder Virginia “Pidge” Wood. “It was a privilege to show a great horse for a great lady,” states Sellman today. “When Pidge died in September 2010, I knew that a client, Mystica Arabians, and Star Of Marwan would be a perfect fit, both for the customer and for the mare.” Mystica purchased her in February 2011 from G.R. Longworth V.M.D., with whom Wood’s estate had placed her the previous October. “Her life is coming full circle,” Sellman notes. “She will have a beautiful, pristine home forever at Mystica, the best home

a horse could ever have, and it is what Pidge would have wanted. I will show Star Of Marwan for Mystica at the 2011 U.S. Nationals, and be honored to do so.” Mystica Arabians is in Bullsbrook, West Australia. The farm is owned by Jeff and Robyn McGlinn and managed by Todd Buckley. “Andrew Sellman was the only choice to campaign Star Of Marwan in the United States,” Robyn McGlinn explains. “The two have a great understanding and chemistry. They have formed a strong partnership.” “We will endeavor to bring her home to Mystica Arabians in Australia,” adds Todd Buckley, “where we strongly believe she will be just as much an asset to the breeding program as she has proven herself to be in the show ring.” Star Of Marwan’s 2007 U.S. Nationals show ring appearance was her last until April 2011, when she returned to the stage, this time in Las Vegas, with Andrew Sellman on the lead, to garner the 2011 Arabian Breeders’ World Cup Silver Champion Mare title for Mystica. “And just as we all are very optimistic about Star Of Marwan’s career, she is a very optimistic mare,” adds Sellman. “She is the kind of horse you would like to keep in your house! She is smart and trusting, and loves contact with humans.” GW Natorious Star, Star Of Marwan’s dam, was by LBA Lode Star (Fame VF x LBA Anastasia) and was shown lightly in halter as a youngster. Interestingly, Marwan Al Shaqab’s dam, Little Liza Fame, was also sired by Fame VF, illustrating the theory of taking back to a sire the best blood of his dam.

Star Of Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star, by LBA Lode Star). 36A | A R A BI A N HOR Se T I MeS

Wood selected GW Natorious Star’s dam, the black NV Natasham (Bey Shah x Forteynette, by *Fortel), for Gold Wood Arabians as a yearling. She was judged 1993 Canadian National Champion and U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly, and later Canadian National Reserve Champion and U.S. National Top Ten Mare. Star Of Marwan’s sire, Marwan Al Shaqab, also has had a stellar show ring career that includes five national championships and three world championships. Thus far, Star Of Marwan’s ancestry complements her show ring achievements. n


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. *JA Urbino U.S. National 4 & 5-Year-Old Stallions Owned by David Zouch Ross of Lancefield Victoria, Australia Baahir El Marwan U.S. National Futurity Colts Owned by The Baahir Group Majestico Marwan Al Shaqab x La Vida Lloca U.S. National Futurity Colts Owned by Nancy Cowette Seward of Greenfield, MN Sir Marwan CRF U.S. National 2-Year-Old Colts Owned by Cedar Ridge Farm of Jordan, MN Marwan Psyche U.S. National Yearling Colts Owned by Magnum Arabians of Williston, FL LLC Fasario U.S. National Yearling Colts Owned by Luciana Fasana of Sao Paulo, Brazil Pshadrach U.S. National 6 & 7-Year-Old Gelding U.S. National Geldings AAOTH Owned by Van Jacobsen & Lee Afdahl of Pine Island, MN

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2011 Region XIII Champion Stallion

Alfabia Damascus x JA Ultima U.S. National 4 & 5-Year-Old Stallions with Andy Sellman

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Proudly owned by The Baahir Group

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2011 North American World Championship Unanimous Champion Stallion 2009 Scottsdale Jr. Champion Colt

Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea U.S. National Futurity Colts with Andy Sellman

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Owned by Nancy Cowette Seward of Greenfield, Minnesota

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2011 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt Marwan Al Shaqab x La Vida Lloca U.S. National Futurity Colts with Michael Byatt

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2011 Region X Champion 2-Year-Old Colt 2011 North American World Championship Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Colt

Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage U.S. National 2-Year-Old Colts with Andy Sellman

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The breeder of Magnum Psyche proudly presents one of the most beautiful colts in the world...

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2011 Region X Champion Yearling Colt

Marwan Al Magnifficoo x TLA Miss Charisma

...see him for yourself in Tulsa with Andy Sellman!

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2011 North American World Championship Champion Jr. Colt

Aria Impresario x RD Fabreanna U.S. National Yearling Colts with Rodolfo Guzzo

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2011 Colt Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Xceptshahnal Recently purchased by The Wiechmann Family Special thanks to David Zouch Ross & Shada Inc.

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stine photo

2011 Canadian National Champion Gelding AOTH 2011 Region XIII Champion Gelding Open & AOTH

Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia U.S. National 6 & 7-Year-Old Geldings with Andy Sellman U.S. National Geldings AAOTH with Van Jacobsen w w w. A r g e n t Fa r m s . c o m Proudly owned by Van Jacobsen & Lee Afdahl of Pine Island, MN

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Star of Marwan U.S. National 6 & 7-Year-Old Mares Owned by Mystica Arabians of Perth, Australia RD Fabreanna U.S. National 4 & 5-Year-Old Mares Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota Valori TRF U.S. National Futurity Fillies Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota GC Amarige U.S. National Futurity Fillies Owned by Claire Larson & Greg Jacobs *Always Valentine MI U.S. National 2-Year-Old Fillies Owned by Mulawa Arabian Stud of Galston, NSW Australia Matina TRF U.S. National Yearling Fillies Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota Gianna Rose U.S. National Half-Arabian Yearling Fillies Owned by Barbara G Sink窶適rusenstjerna of Waukee, Iowa Mi Bella Rosa U.S. National Half-Arabian S/H Type Mares AAOTH Owned by Angela Larson of River Falls, Wisconsin

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Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star

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2011 Las Vegas World Cup Silver Champion Senior Mare 2011 Las Vegas World Cup Champiom Mare 6-8 Years of Age, Section A 2011 Region XIII Champion Mare 2007 U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly 2007 Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly

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MYSTICA ARABIANS Proudly owned by Mystica Arabians of Perth, Australia

www.MysticaArabians.com

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2011 Las Vegas World Cup Silver Champion Senior Mare 2011 Las Vegas World Cup Champiom Mare 6-8 Years of Age, Section A 2011 Region XIII Champion Mare 2007 U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly 2007 Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly

Marwan Al Shaqab x GW Natorious Star U.S. National 6 & 7-Year-Old Mares with Andy Sellman

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2010 Arabian Horse Times Reader’s Choice Halter Horse of the Year Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota

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2011 North American World Championship Unanimous Champion Mare 2010 U.S. National Reserve Champion Jr. Mare 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly 2007 U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly

Falcon BHF x GF Simply Magic U.S. National 4&5-Year-Old Mares with Andy Sellman

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Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota

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2009 U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly 2009 Scottsdale Jr. Champion Filly

DA Valentino x Satin Chall LL U.S. National Futurity Fillies with Andy Sellman

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Owned by Claire Larson & Greg Jacobs

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2011 North American World Championship Reserve Champion Mare 2011 North American World Championship Champion 3-Year-Old Filly 2011 Scottsdale 2nd Place 3-Year-Old Filly 2010 Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica U.S. National Futurity Fillies with Andy Sellman

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Proudly owned by Mulawa Arabian Stud of Galston, NSW Australia


2011 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Junior Filly 2011 Scottsdale 1st Place 2-Year-Old Filly ( Jr.) 2011 Region XIII Champion 2-Year-Old Filly 2011 Las Vegas World Cup Reserve Champion Filly of 2009

DA Valentino x Always An Angel U.S. National 2-Year-Old Fillies with Andy Sellman

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Especially loved by Saige Sellman Owned by Claire & Margaret Larson of Tea, South Dakota

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2011 Region X Champion Yearling Filly

DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M U.S. National Champion Yearling Fillies with Andy Sellman

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2011 Region X Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Filly 2011 Iowa Gold Star Champion Half-Arabian Auction Yearling Filly 2011 Iowa Gold Star Champion Half-Arabian S/H Yearling Filly

DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC U.S. National Half-Arabian Yearling Fillies with Andy Sellman

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2009 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Filly

DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC U.S. National Half-Arabian Mares S/H Type with Angela Larson U.S. National Half-Arabian Futurity Fillies with Andy Sellman

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*Besson Carol x MFA Annies Song by Ludjin El Jamaal 2008 Grey Stallion

Proudly owned by Tangle Ridge Farm, The Jacobs Family For inquiries contact Andy Sellman at 715.425.9001

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2009 Bay Mare Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea Full sister to Baanderos and Baahir El Marwan

2009 Bay Mare Marwan Al Shaqab x HC Echos Splendor 2011 North American Arabian World Unanimous Champion Junior Filly 2011 North American Arabian World Unanimous Champion 2-Year-Old Filly

2009 Bay Mare Pstrategy x LV Markelle 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Filly

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2010 Black Stallion *Sir Fames HBV x Erotica SCA

For Your Consideration

2010 Bay Mare Pyro Thyme SA x Jamaica Jullyen PGA

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2008 Grey Stallion Justify x *SA Misha Apal For Your Consideration

2010 Bay Stallion • Justify x JJ Astounding Echo 2011 Iowa Gold Star Reserve Champion Auction Yearling Colt For Your Consideration 2011 Grey Filly *Escape Ibn Navarrone-D x *Gloria Apal

Congratulations to Luciano Cury of Sau Paulo, Brazil on your acquisition of this exceptional filly! DST ARABIANS • Dave & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell • www.DSTArabians.com For inquiries contact Andy Sellman at 715.425.9001 • info@argentfarms.com

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Riyan

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A Winning Tradition at U.S. Nationals Sparkafire

BF

Afire Bey V x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck

Half-arabian EnglisH PlEasurE OPEn and aaOTr 18-39 wiTH amanda Purdin

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Nobilistic

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arabiaN PleaSUre driviNg oPeN & aaotd iNformal CombiNatioN

Marlon Brando

BF

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Half-arabiaN CoUNtry eNgliSH PleaSUre fUtUrity witH rHeiN StaNdiSH

Natalie Woods Mamage x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck

Half-arabiaN eNgliSH PleaSUre fUtUrity witH Joel gaNgi

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F Starbucks BF

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hAlf-ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Junior horsE & MAturity with JoEl gAngi

DA

Tremor

Allionce x Afection MSC

ArAbiAn Country PlEAsurE driving oPEn & AAotd

A Ttraction

BF

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F

Sal Mineo

BF

Mamage x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck

Half-arabian EnglisH PlEasurE futurity witH rHEin standisH

Allusion

BF

Allience x RY Azma

arabian EnglisH PlEasurE futurity witH rHEin standisH

Dominus

BF

MHR Nobility x Davida JF

arabian Country EnglisH PlEasurE futurity witH rHEin standisH

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Pistol Pete

F

BF

Nobilistic BF x Callaway's Prize Possession

Half-arabian Country EnglisH PlEasurE futurity witH JoEl gangi

GSF

Rizing Son

Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea

arabian EnglisH PlEasurE futurity witH JoEl gangi

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U.S. Nationals Preview

Where the Lights Shine Brightest by Linda White

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The 45th U.S. National Arabian And Half-Arabian Championships

October 21-29, 2011 Go ahead and pick your favorites, but this is not just about the show ring’s brightest stars. Thousands of avid Arabian horse people, filled with high expectations, are about to converge on Tulsa, Okla. Visitors will get to experience the event live, and technology triumphant will enable a worldwide audience to enjoy the wondrous spectacle via video stream, the Internet, print magazines or other reportage. This Arabian horse show is a big deal—the biggest. Before this is over, thousands of hours will have been spent/invested/exhausted: think of probably a thousand volunteers, paid officials and show staff, commercial vendors, suppliers (bedding, feed, security) and a legion of equine professionals, amateurs and devotees as metaphorical ants, busy on a gigantic metaphorical anthill. All the ants have the same objective, and that is to make the 2011 U.S. National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championships the best Arabian horse competition of its kind, ever. The stakes are higher, the audience is global, and there is more of everything. 84A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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We asked some of the key players from both the Arabian Horse Association and the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horseman’s Association, which is lending increased support this year, what to expect—and found that 2011 will be known for its upgrades. This will be the fourth year for Arabians at Tulsa’s award-winning Expo Center, a self-contained facility which occupies a rectangle of choice property within the city and offers uniquely convertible structures designed to accommodate many events. It has accommodated many horse shows over the years, but none has approached the size and scope of the U.S. National Show. Show Commission Chair Bill Hughes gives Tulsa high marks for its willingness to meet the show’s needs. “Every challenge we have given them, they have met,” he notes, an assessment echoed by Glen True, longtime barn manager of the U.S. Nationals. “The best thing is the people that run the facility,” True adds. “They try very hard to accommodate us, do what we need, and make the whole show pleasanter for everybody.” For the Arabian horse community, Expo Square’s hundreds of thousands of square feet of indoor and

covered outdoor space represent two essentials: plenty of all-weather work rings and desirable show arenas. There are 13 work arenas, most of them under cover. “Desirable” show arenas are found in the picturesque Pavilion, where halter is held; the Ford Truck Arena, where all performance classes except working western will take place; and Mustang Arena, its slightly-smaller neighbor, which is home to working western. Halter fans love the Pavilion’s intimacy, Ford Truck Arena’s wide ends and long straight-aways make performance trainers and exhibitors heave a collective sigh of satisfaction, and the Mustang Arena gets a collective thumbs-up from its constituents. If you are evaluating arenas, then you are evaluating footing, an issue high on any show management’s list, and one of the most appreciated upgrades in 2011. “The biggest challenge is footing,” Hughes concedes. “We’ve improved it each year, and this year, it will be even better because we are bringing in our own SEP TEMBER 2011 | 85A


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crews three days early to work the footing in the practice arenas the same amount of time they spend working the show rings in the Ford Truck Arena, the Mustang Arena, and the Pavilion prior to the day the show begins.” “This will mean that horses will get to practice on the same footing they will be competing on later in the week,” explains APAHA President Mary Jane Brown. “We have been getting positive feedback, not only from the Mustang Arena users, but also from people showing in the Ford Truck Arena, because the crew will be working up the dirt in all the work rings and the show arenas three days earlier. This will mean that the dirt for every class will be better than it was last year and will allow trainers longer prep time with performance horses.” “This adds costs, of course, because we have to pay the crews for the three extra days, as well as their lodging and meals,” says Hughes. “We pay an extra three days’ rental on the equipment, and fuel costs have gotten unreal, but it is a legitimate expense that should eliminate any complaints.” Also on the cards for the arenas is a dressier look. In light of budget constraints, Hughes is especially complimentary about APAHA’s role in boosting the facility’s glamour quotient, and he cites decorations in Ford Arena as just one example. “The APAHA is sponsoring an arch over the in-gate in Ford Arena,” he says. “Christine Ryan has raised money from sponsors to hang string lights around the show rings, and to decorate the runway in the Pavilion. Our hope is that these additions will give this year’s show an improved, more upscale feel and appearance. Joel Kiesner, Christine Johnson, Troy Peterson and others have applied their considerable talents to this project as well.” The Mustang Arena, too, will be “gussied up,” Hughes says, to please working western trainers, exhibitors and clients. After work and show facilities, good stabling is probably highest on the priority list for horsemen. Because trainers and exhibitors deal with stabling personally for much of every day and into the night, stall areas are usually the first things they gripe about. SEP TEMBER 2011 | 87A


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Whether or not you were there to remember the year in Louisville when a tornado lifted the tents covering the temporary stalls—up, up and away—and dropped them helter-skelter across the Watterson Expressway, everyone acknowledges that safe, adequate-toexceptional stabling can set the tone for an entire event, Mother Nature’s whims notwithstanding. “There is no ideal facility, but right now Tulsa is the closest we have to an ideal facility,” says Glen True, now in his 11th year as the show’s barn manager. “There are 2,500 permanent stalls. All the temporary stalls will go into the Quik Trip building, which holds 1,110 stalls. The whole building, which covers nine-and-a-half acres, is climate-controlled, and has two work arenas and two longeing rings. There will be no stalls in tents this year. Last year we covered an existing work arena to make it all-weather, but that was the only tent we used.”

“The city is paying for new stalls throughout the existing barns,” reports Bill Hughes. “They said they would do it, and they have. Tulsa and the Tulsa Expo Square paid for all the new stabling and new barns with a bond issue the Tulsa community approved and supported.” The city also stepped up to the plate with other contributions, one of which will add to the show’s efficiency, ambiance and, it is hoped, its bottom line in the future. “Tulsa has installed a four-sided electronic billboard in Ford Arena, where we can show videos, put up class score cards, and display banner ads we hope to sell,” he says. “The SEP TEMBER 2011 | 89A


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city has spent more than $500,000 on this electronic billboard. They have also purchased a new software package that will allow us to do the banner ads. The billboard was purchased at our urging, and we will be the first event to use it. We think it will be a real plus. “Facilities manager mark Andrus and the Tulsa County commissioners have been the driving force behind the new billboard,” he adds. “We hope to get local businesses, restaurants, and vendors to give discounts and coupons as incentives to their patrons who are interested in or curious about attending this show. We also hope to sell banner ads to those businesses, as well as to vendors and Arabian community people who will be here.” And finally, no one has forgotten to make sure the show’s Patrons know they are appreciated. “The Patrons’ area in the Ford Arena will be in the same location as last year, raised and at the far end of the Ford Arena show ring, only more efficiently designed for easy access and exit,” says Hughes. “Food will be served inside the Patrons’ area, which will be more attractively decorated than in previous years. new last year were the to-go boxes available to Patrons and their guests too hurried to sit down and eat. They can take

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these to-go boxes back to the barn to eat or share with their customers and staff. The idea was a hit because it provided an added convenience everybody appreciated.” As usual, other aspects of the show have been finetuned as well. one is the schedule, where APAHA consulted with show management. “We work with the commission and show management to make changes and adjustments that will be more convenient for exhibitors,” says brown. “This year’s schedule ref lects our input, and we believe it will be even better and more convenient than last year’s.” And there are other attractions, both existing and new this year. “every noon there will be a brunch buffet in the commercial exhibits area,” bill Hughes says. “That alone attracts exhibitors and visitors. The APAHA will be selling tickets to the ‘Wine Walk,’ where people walk from one stable to another, sampling different wines and hors d’oeuvres at each place. Proceeds from the Wine Walk will benefit the Horsemen’s Distress Fund. “We’re excited,” he concludes. “We are trying to move forward every year, and to create a greater sense of hospitality in every aspect of the show.”


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In a year when financial limitations preface so many conversations, the emphasis at U.S. Nationals appears to be on making things happen. Mary Jane Brown says that is one reason APAHA is doing its part. “We all are working hard to make this a great show despite budget constraints, which are always a problem,” she says. “That’s why APAHA members stepped up this year— to bridge the gap between the money that was available and what it would take to improve the show. “We come to help the Show Commission step up the show as much as possible, and we are looking forward to a good continuing relationship with them,” she adds. “We all were very familiar with Louisville and Albuquerque and those facilities’ and cities’ advantages. Tulsa and the Tulsa Expo Center are new and unfamiliar to us, so we are creating our own environment as we go. APAHA members’ participation is not just for this year; we are investing in this show’s future.” For more on how the U.S. Nationals is planned, orchestrated, produced and staged, see AHT’s October issue. n

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leaders of today.


*Padron

Patron x Odessa

1982 U.S. National Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs

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Padrons Psyche *Padron x Kilika

1991 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs Marketed by Midwest to North Arabians

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Magnum Psyche

Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle

Multi-International Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs Marketed by Midwest to Haras Mayed SEP TEMBER 2011 | MIDWEST • 5


Fame vf

Bey Shah x Raffoleta-Rose

Marketed by Midwest to R-A Aloha Arabians

Bey Shah Bay El Bey x Star Of Ofir

1980 U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion Marketed by Midwest to Stone Ridge Arabians

rsd

Dark Victory Bey Shah x Kamasi Sabaha

Marketed by Midwest to Orrion Farms


*El Shaklan Shaker El Masri x *Estopa

Marketed by Midwest to Nagib Audi in Brazil

*Magnum Chall Magnum Psyche x Tamara HVP

Multiple International Champion Marketed by Midwest to Raegen & Lucky Lurken

Almaden *Aladdinn x La Ambir

1988 U.S. National Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs Marketed by Midwest to Haras Capim Fino

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Legacy of Gold Alada Baskin x Khatar Firesember

1995 U.S. National Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs Marketed by Midwest to Wolf Springs Ranch and to Haras Mayed

Legacy of Fame

Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C

2002 U.S. National Champion Stallion presented by Midwest Marketed by Midwest & Longuini to Haras La Catalina

Kharben Ben Bask x Khara Mia Mine

1993 U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion presented by David Boggs Marketed by Midwest to Tom Chauncey Arabians

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da Valentino Versace x DA Love

6-time national champion Marketed by Midwest to stone ridge Arabians

DaVinci

Vinci

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Versace x Full Moon Astar

to be presented by david boggs Marketed by Midwest to Gemini Acres

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The great

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Genetically Powerful Exotically Beautiful Created by the Master's hand ...

GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker morriS, illinoiS

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Senior StallionS with DaviD BoggS

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uniteD states national chaMpion canaDian national chaMpion brazilian national chaMpion

e x p e c t g r e at t h i n g s !

arabian Futurity colts with DaviD boggs

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www.vitorioto.com For Breeding Information, Contact:

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vitoriAnA orA 2011 Filly • Vitorio TO x *Lathifa HEM

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desiGned

to perfection by

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HeArtlAnd ArAbiAns Joe, Kathy and david Monroe

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araBian yearling FillieS with david BoggS ScottSdale Junior champion Filly region 7 champion yearling Filly iowa gold Star champion auction Filly GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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morriS, illinoiS


Sired by the great da Vinci

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S c o t t S da l e J u n i o r c h a m p i o n

Raherra rahere x Dyna hcF

returning to center stage in the u.s. national Futurity Filly class with DaviD boggs

2011 Region 14 Champion Mare 2009 U.S. National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly

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

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Mi Grand Valentino

da vaLenTino x Ga Mi GrandLady

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Dave Mehney ~ Joy Hatten ~ Linda Mehney

Unanimous Region 14 Champion Yearling Colt Unanimous Iowa Gold Star Champion Yearling Colt GrAnd ArAbiAns Linda Mehney

david and Terry anne boGGs eLk river, MinnesoTa

Grand rapids, MichiGan www . Grandarabian . coM

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La Baronesa JJ

MagnuM PSycHe x nV angelica

a rabian t Hree -y ear -o ld F illieS witH d aVid b oggS

Arabian Breeders World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Junior Mare Arabian Breeders World Cup Champion 3-Year-Old Mare Scottsdale Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Region 7 Champion Mare expecting foals in 2012 by dA Valentino & Marwan Al shaqab HArAs MAYed Fernando & Joaquin de SantibaneS buenoS aireS, argentina www .H araS M ayed . coM

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HLP

Felicity of Laman laMan hVP x Fellicity serondella

arabian yearling Fillies with Midwest 2011 Arabian Breeders World Cup Reserve Champion Filly of 2010 2011 Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Top Ten Yearling Filly Uruguayan Supreme Champion Filly Iowa Gold Star Reserve Champion Yearling Filly

HArAs don Piero Fabiana and Franco Vara UrUgUay

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C a n a d i a n n at i o n a l C h a m p i o n

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arabian Four & Five-year-olD STallionS wiTh miDweST arabian STallionS aaoTh wiTh JaSon TackeTT

Region 14 Champion Stallion AOTH

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N at i o N a l C h a m p i o N

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bHF

Marwan al Shaqab x bhF anna Tevkah

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Sired By the great da Vinci GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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morriS, illinoiS


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national Champion ~ SCottSdale Champion ~ World Cup Champion

ryad el Jamaal x BarBara van kaSet

araBian Six & Seven year-old StallionS

GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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Vvaliante

da ValenTino x kkiSSTheSTarS

araBian Three-year-old ColTS wiTh midweST

Iowa Gold Star Champion — Three Years In A Row Region 14 Champion

GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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morriS, illinoiS


Olympiaa

magnum PSyche x ameS mirage

araBian Two-year-old FillieS wiTh midweST

2010 Iowa Gold Star Champion Auction Yearling Filly 2011 Region 7 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly 2011 Iowa Fall Classic Champion Mare AHT with Jim Bedeker GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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morriS, illinoiS


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ALsA

Fa el sHawan x Festyna sa

arabian two-year-old Fillies witH midwest

Uruguayan National Champion Filly Region 18 Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Iowa Gold Star Champion Two-Year-Old Filly HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay

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JUsta MagnUM x Mars siMbayeVa Hec

2010 Uruguay High Point Colt of the Year 2010 Prado Champion Junior Colt 2010 Prado Unanimous Supreme Champion 2011 National Champion Junior Colt, Punta del Este 2011 Iowa Gold Star Top Ten Yearling Colt

HArAs don Piero Fabiana and Franco Vara UrUgUay

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Victorious

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da Valentino x Queen adiaMonds, bY MagnuM

arabian two-Year-old Colts with Midwest

2010 & 2011 Iowa Gold Star Champion 2011 Region 14 & 18 Champion 2-Year-Old Les & diAne VAn dyke Chandler, Minnesota

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Undefeated and ... She's Still

Jammin Half-arabian YEarling filliEs witH david boggs

MonograMM Jd x sHE bE adiva Kbs

Jeff McAlpin

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EdEn PrairiE, MinnEsota


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

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Ebony by

Valentino da ValenTino x Cf mamieS nigHT ouT

Half-araBian Two-year-old fillieS

2-Time Iowa Gold Star Champion • Region 7 Champion NSH Finals Grand Champion • Scottsdale Champion

GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker

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morriS, illinoiS


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Valente

Ld

da valEntino x QuEEn adiaMonds

aRabian FutuRity GEldinGs with alcidEs RodGRiGuEs

Canadian National Champion U.S. National Top Ten Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding ATH Les And diAne VAn dyke

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Elk RivER, MinnEsota


U.S. National Champion ~ Canadian National Champion Scottsdale Champion ~ Multi-Regional Champion

MillanAlways

PA

AlwAYs A JullYen v x MilleAH

Marino arabians

ArAbiAn Four & Five-YeAr-old GeldinGs And GeldinGs AAoTH wiTH AJ MArino

AnTHonY, AJ, briTTAnY And denise MArino birMinGHAM, AlAbAMA SEP TEMBER 2011 | MIDWEST • 57


He Be A Badazz Jra azul x sHe be noble

Region 14 Champion • Iowa Gold Star Champion Scottsdale Unanimous Junior Champion Colt/Gelding

Half-arabian Yearling Colts/geldings witH Midwest 58 • MIDWEST | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

DaviD anD Terry anne Boggs elk river, Minnesota


Symphonyof Love

El Nabila b x HED Caramba, by magNum

araBian Futurity FillieS with midweSt

GeMini Acres Jim and Sally Bedeker morriS, illinoiS

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dc

Magnum Storm aRabian GEldinGs opEn and aaotH witH tERRy annE boGGs 2011 UNANIMOUS ScOttSdAle SeNIOr chAMpION GeldING & JOth canadian National champion region 10 champion Multiple National top ten Awards

MaGnuM psycHE x RoHaRa EclipsE

dAvid And terry Anne boggs

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Elk RivER, MinnEsota


The

*Magic of

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The Magic of generation aFter generation!

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

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U.S. n ational c haMpion J Unior S tallion U.S. n ational c haMpion Y Earling c olt S cottSdalE J Unior c haMpion c olt S cottSdalE S UprEME c haMpion

Marwan al Shaqab x gc EchlEctica

For Breeding Information, Contact:

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tHe sloAn FAMily Milford, Michigan


La m a n

n aT i o n a l C h a m p i o n

Don El Chall x PaDrons lovE song

T y p e . C o n f o r m aT i o n e l e g a n C e . m oT i o n a n i n T e r naT i o na l sire of Champions

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HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay www .H aras l os P almares . com . uy for breeding information : www . guzzoat . com or

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mr. carlos and cHris roizner Proudly announce tHeir PurcHase of ld Pistal ArAbiAn Horse History in tHe MAking. History comes about little by little as one event connects to another on the world’s great stage, and the drama that is life unfolds. some of the best glimpses of history are generational sagas, born of love and carried forth by passion. opportunity for the recognition of excellence, equine contributors have risen –– often to astonishing heights –– against all odds. it was the horses that introduced them, the horses that brought them together, the horses that will run beside them into the future.

HArAs Los PALMAres Punta del este, uruguay

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LD

Pistal

3-Time NaTioNal ChampioN STallioN

2011 SCoTTSdale Supreme ChampioN


The Champion maker

WH

Justice Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher-Renea


Sire of World, European, All Nations Cup, Middle East, Inter national and National Champions.

With more stars in the future ...

Star Of Justice ORA • WH Justice x Star Of Gaishea

Owned By: Equid SyStEm Ltd. Thierry, CaTherine & ThOmas Kerjean Villa Guardia (CO), iTaly

www.wh-Justice.com w w w. m i dw e s ta r a b i a n. c o m

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T h e P o w e r o f h i s T o ry T h e r e s u lT o f D e D i c aT i o n Midwest and the Sloan Family, in association with Stadnina Koni Jan贸w Podlaski Stud, announce the importation of the

2011 NatioNal ChampioN Colt of polaNd Gazal Al Shaqab Marwan Al Shaqab Little Liza Fame QR Marc Magic Dream Swete Dreams Kouream de Ment Naftalin Visbaden Presnia Petla Pepton Petra Pestka

A special thank you to Dr. Marek Trela and Gerald Kurtz. For breeding information, contact: www.M i dw e s tA r A b i An. coM


Joel and Ashton Kiesner 3418 Miser Station Road, Louisville, TN 37777 Barn: 865-984-5245 • ashton@kiesnertraining.com Joel's Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton's Cell: 865-556-0412

www.KiesnerTraining.com


11X NATIONAL CHAMPION

ferrara

Afire Bey V x Ritida

Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Nicole Lawrence Watch for Adam & Eve's little brother Emperors Fire in the H/A English Pleasure Futurity with Joel Kiesner! 168A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC www.starlinearabians.com


MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION

Apollopalooza x Halstead’s Polka Dot

2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER 2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION H/A PARK AAOTR

Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and Park AAOTR with Lori Lawrence

www.KiesnerTraining.com


NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

osteen/schatzberg

Afire Bey V x Ritida

2010 NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION FUTURITY 2011 SCOTTSDALE & REGION XV CHAMPION

Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Lori Lawrence

Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC www.starlinearabians.com

170A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

Afires Heir x Shes the Ritz

2010 U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION FUTURITY 2011 SHENENDOAH CHAMPION ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Nicole Lawrence

www.KiesnerTraining.com


6X NATIONAL CHAMPION

ferrara

Millennium LOA x Byzance

2011 REGION X CHAMPION OPEN & AATR

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Kim Shackelford Open with Joel Kiesner Proudly owned by Don and Kimberly Shackelford

172A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


10X NATIONAL CHAMPION

Afire Bey V x Just Alluring

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Alexa Cohn

Proudly owned by I Ask, LLC

www.KiesnerTraining.com


*El Ghazi x Quali Phi Time

2011 REGION 12 & 14 CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR

Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Joe Kinnarney Proudly owned by Dr. Joe Kinnarney

174A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


NATIONAL CHAMPION

Apollopalooza x Hot Flashez TSA

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Bridget Atwood Proudly owned by KD Acres

www.KiesnerTraining.com


Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold

2011 REGION 15 CHAMPION

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Kiesner Training Maturity with Nicole Lawrence Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC www.starlinearabians.com

176A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues

2010 U.S. NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION H/A MARE S/PTYPE MARE 3X REGION 15 RESERVE CHAMPION IN H/A PARK AAOTR, H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR AND H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AATR

Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 & Half-Arabian Park AAOTR with Julia Turner Proudly owned by Julia Turner

www.KiesnerTraining.com


NATIONAL CHAMPION

Baske Afire x Siere Usi

2011 YOUTH NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION • REGION XIV & XII CHAMPION

Half-Arabian English Pleasure with Joel Kiesner

Proudly owned by Belvedere Farm, LLC Mickey Womble • Mickey@belvederefarmllc.com • 770-597-0121 Trainer Tara Carpio • tara@belvederefarmllc.com • 706-402-9258 www.belvederearabians.com 178A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION

Afire Bey V x Singularcylection

2010 NATIONAL CHAMPION COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE 2011 YOUTH NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION JOTR & RESERVE CHAMPION JTR COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE WITH SARAH BETH WOMBLE

Arabian Country English Pleasure with Ashton Kiesner Proudly owned by Belvedere Farm, LLC

www.KiesnerTraining.com


NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi

2009 RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION FUTURITY 2011 REGION 12 UNANIMOUS CHAMPION

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Kiesner

Multi-Program Nominated Sire Proudly owned by Hennessey Arabian, LLC Frank Hennessey Cell: 313.407.2070 George Z Cell: 352.857.3384 • georgeztraining1@aol.com www.hennesseyarabians.com 180A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Afire Bey V x Brassmis

2011 REGION 12 UNANIMOUS CHAMPION

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Kiesner Proudly owned by Candace Avery

www.KiesnerTraining.com


Rumorr Has It Rumorr Has It — (Afire Bey V x Read My Mind) 2006 PB bay mare This is a beautiful country pleasure mare who’s dam is by a Pro-Fire son out of the GG Jabask daughter, MC Jabaskolee. A very pretty, great mover. 2011 Scottsdale Champion Country English Pleasure Junior horse. 2011 Scottsdale Champion PB Country Pleasure AATR Select Rider. Available for purchase at U.S. Nationals.

Indigo Moun

Indigo Moun — (Afire Bey V x Mounlighting) 2002 PB grey country mare This mare has the most quality and class for a country horse out there. She is always at the top of her class in the 18-39 country division, and would be fantastic for a youth also. She is an excellent open country horse as well as a beautiful driving horse. Show, breed her or both! 2010 U.S. National Top Ten (3rd) PB Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and multiple regional wins. Only In Veghaz — (A Temptation x Las Veghaz) 2004 PB grey gelding This is a well-rounded, great horse for a beginner or a more experienced rider. He gets noticed in the show ring with his “game-on” attitude. Very reasonably priced. Motivated seller. Perfect for a beginner rider or a lesson program. Divvinci — (Afire Bey V x Rimone GW) 2007 H/A bay gelding This outstanding four-year-old is going to take any trainer or amateur to the top in Half-Arabian English pleasure division. He is only available because owner is returning to school. This is one you won't want to miss. Serious inquiries only.

Only In Veghaz

Ssaphira — (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo) 2006 H/A chestnut mare This beautiful mare is a great mover and very elegant. Tons of quality, she is country pleasure through and through. Region 12 Champion H/A Country Pleasure Jr. Horse. WCF Berry Especielle — (Bayberry Bey x Bi Mi Gifts of Wine)1999 H/A grey mare This special horse is by a Hucklebey Berry son and out of a very nice saddlebred mare. She is a big country mare that is perfect for a junior rider for pleasure and equitation. She has a very upright—neck great for equitation. This is as very nice mare, worth looking at. 2011 Youth National Top Ten in Walk/Trot Equitation, UPHA and Pleasure. Region 12 Champion Country Pleasure. 2007 Youth National Top Ten Country Pleasure Walk/Trot and Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot.

Divvinci

LJR Shes A Pro — (SM profection II x Callaways’s Evening Line) 2002 H/A bay mare Multiple regional championships and National top tens in H/A Country Pleasure Junior Horse and AAOTR. She is a fun horse and consistent winner. U.S. National Top Ten Open and Jr. Horse AAOTR and 3x U.S. Top Ten 18-39. She is available at U.S. Heir To Motion — (Afires Heir x Nitemotion) 2008 PB chestnut gelding Great English prospect with fantastic motion and a great neck. He is a stylish horse just getting started. He has big motion and will be a phenomenal show horse.

Ssaphira

LJR She's A Pro

Lesleis Heir — (Afires Heir x Leslei) 2008 PB bay gelding Just getting started, this greatly bred colt is going to be an awesome show horse. Fantastic country prospect. National champion quality. Super beautiful and stylish.

Barn: 865-984-5245 • Joel's Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton's Cell: 865-556-0412 • ashton@kiesnertraining.com

WCF Berry Especielle

We have an incredible selection of high quality, young horses ranging in ages. Let us pair you up with an outstanding future! Joel and Ashton Kiesner • 3418 Miser Station Road, Louisville, TN 37777


SEP TEM BER 2011 | 183A


JUNIOR HORSE WITH JOHN RYAN AAOTR MATURITY WITH CHERYL DORAN

3X UNANIMOUS CHAMPION PB ENGLISH PLEASURE JR. HORSE IN 2011 with JOHN RYAN Canadian Nationals, Buckeye Sweepstakes & Region XV 2011 REGION XV CHAMPION & BUCKEYE RESERVE CHAMPION AAOTR PB ENLGISH PLEASURE MATURITY with CHERYL DORAN

Owned By Cheryl Doran ~ Kintnersville, PA 184A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Afire Bey V x MA Nobella


A A O T R 3 6 - 5 4 W I T H C A R O L S K E U S E H A RT

10X NATIONAL CHAMPION COUNTRY PLEASURE HORSE 2009~4X, 2008~4X, 2007~2X

Afire Bey V x Flames Lullaby

Owned By Springwater Farms ~ Stockton, NJ SEP TEM BER 2011 | 185A


JUNIOR HORSE WITH JOHN RYAN

2011 REGION XII & XV TOP FIVE COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JR. HORSE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Owned By JMA Arabians ~ Carrollton, VA 186A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

SF Specs Shockwave x Guinevere ER


OPEN WITH JOHN RYAN AAOTR 55 & OVER WITH SUSAN KNIPE 2010 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE HORSE 2010 U.S. & CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER

Afire Bey V x Flames Lullaby

Owned By Ken & Susan Knipe ~ Palmyra, PA SEP TEM BER 2011 | 187A


AAOTR 55 & OVER WITH NANCY MAXIMUCK

2010 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER

Owned By Nancy Maximuck~ Stockton, NJ 188A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn


5X CANADIAN NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION

OPEN WITH CHRISTINE RYAN

Apollopalooza x Fierina

AAOTR WITH NANCY MAXIMUCK

Owned By Nancy Maximuck ~ Stockton, NJ SEP TEM BER 2011 | 189A


OPEN WITH CHRISTINE RYAN 2010 US NATIONAL TOP TEN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE

A Wild Fire x Grace Under Fyre

AAOTR 55 & OVER WITH NANCY MAXIMUCK 2011 CANADIAN NATIONAL TOP TEN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER

Owned By Nancy Maximuck~ Stockton, NJ 190A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


FUTURITY FILLIES WITH JOHN RYAN AAOTH S/P TYPE WITH ELAINE FINNEY Baske Afire x Evangelique

FUTURITY FILLIES WITH GREG GALLUN AAOTH S/H TYPE WITH ELAINE FINNEY Georgio AF x Fancee Me

Owned By Elaine Finney ~ Stockton, NJ SEP TEM BER 2011 | 191A


OPEN WITH GREG GALLUN AAOTH WITH ELAINE FINNEY

9X NATIONAL CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN S/H TYPE GELDING

Owned By Elaine Finney ~ Stockton, NJ 192A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Majesteit x Catherine X


AAOTH WITH ELAINE FINNEY 2011 BUCKEYE & REGION XII RESERVE CHAMPION MARE AAOTH

Khadraj NA x DD Aria

JUNIOR HORSE WITH JOHN RYAN 2010 U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN WESTERN PLEASURE FUTURITY

Owned By Elaine Finney ~ Stockton, NJ SEP TEM BER 2011 | 193A


W I T H J O H N RYA N

2011 CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN FUTURITY GELDING AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

Owned By: Elaine Finney ~ Stockton, NJ 194A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Magnum Chall HVP x SF Springloaded


Presents The Walk Of Fame To Tulsa ...

SEP TEMBER 2011 | 195A


LADy MARMALADE

RTA

CABAnA BOy

SOF

MiLLEnniUM PHLASH

COLLECT CALL +

Lady Marmalade

RTA

(Phi Slama Jama x OFW Elyzabeth)

HA/AA English Pleasure with Tish Kondas 2011 Region 12 Unanimous Champion HA/AA English Pleasure Owned by Kelli Aguirre

Collect Call + (VF Premonition x Doubletrees Lady of Intrigue) HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Kelli Aquirre 2011 Region 12 Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Owned by Kelli Aguirre

Cabana Boy

SOF (IXL Noble Express x Radiant Afire)

Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse with Tish Kondas Owned by Kelli Aguirre 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Barn 770-252-3300 Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net

196A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Millennium Phlash (Xtreme Phlash x Dvinaa) Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Arabian Western Pleasure Select with Kelli Aguirre 2011 Region 12 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Owned by Kelli Aguirre


VF

PlAYiNg WiTH FiRe

FiRe PROOF

DOUble PlATiNUm

eQ

ZiPS PROmiSe

Playing With Fire

VF (Bask Flame x VF Elegant Miss) Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Elizabeth Tyler 2011 Youth National Champion 2010 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Owned by Elizabeth Tyler and Walter & Shirley McNeely

Double Platinum

(Afire Bey V x Evitaa) HA/AA Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Elizabeth Tyler 2011 Region 12 Champion HA/AA Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Owned by Elizabeth Tyler and Walter & Shirley McNeely

Fire Proof

eQ (KRA Afire Works x Explosive Mist) Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Betsy Haas Arabian Country Pleasure with Tish Kondas 2011 Region 12 Top Five Champion Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 36-54, AATR 40 & Over and Open Owned by Betsy Haas

Zips Promise

(Extreme Phlash x Zip Me Lucky) HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse with Carla Schiltz 2011 Region 12 Reserve Champion HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by George Wiley II

493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Barn 770-252-3300 Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net


SF

ConnECTED To HuCk

WHoz WHo

GHAziS DuTCH WARRioR

SF

Whoz Who

JAEGER BomB

(Horal KWPN x IXL Saphire)

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse with Tish Kondas 2011 Region 12 Champion & Buckeye Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by Pam Harris

Ghazis Dutch Warrior

(El Ghazi x Rimone GW)

HA/AA Show Hack AAOTR with Pam Harris HA/AA Show Hack with Tish Kondas 2010 Buckeye Champion HA/AA Show Hack Owned by Pam Harris

Connected To Huck 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Barn 770-252-3300 Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net

198A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

(Hucks Connection V +/ x Infatuation LTD)

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Pam Harris 2011 Region 12 Top Five Arabian English Pleasure AAoTR 40 & over Owned by Pam Harris

Jaeger Bomb (VCP Magnifire x The Lady Rose)

HA/AA Country Pleasure Junior Horse with Tish Kondas 2011 Region 12 Reserve Champion HA/AA Country Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by Tish Kondas


NobleS DivA

A Noble PASS

No APollogeez

NobleS DivA

Nobles Diva

(IXL Noble Express x Quintara Afire) Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD & Park AAOTR with Colleen Boylan Arabian Pleasure Driving with Tish Kondas 2011 Region 12 Unanimous Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving & Park Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan (IXL Noble Express x SP Passing Fancy)

A Noble Pass

Arabian Show Hack AAOTR with Colleen Boylan Arabian Show Hack with Tish Kondas 2010 U.S. National Champion and 2011 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Show Hack Owned by Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

No Apollogeez

(Apollopalooza x To A Wild Rose) HA/AA Pleasure Driving with Tish Kondas 2011 Youth National and Region 12 Champion HA/AA Pleasure Driving Owned by Twin Creek Farm LLC

493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 Barn 770-252-3300 Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net

SEP TEMBER 2011 | 199A


“Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.� - Victor Hugo

Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot

Making his debut in Arabian 493 Boone Road, Newnan, GA 30263 English Pleasure Futurity with Tish Kondas Barn 770-252-3300 Owned by Kelli Aguirre Tish Kondas 678-427-0595 Carla Schiltz 253-380-0853 www.ShowtimeTrainingCenter.net

200A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


6025 Steinbeck Road Pristine Condition! Secluded 40 acres on Brazos River near Waco with 13,000 squre foot home.

Open Concept 40’ x 50’ Great Room Stone Fireplace Custom Kitchen with Commercial Grade Appliances Formal Dining 24” Wood Beamed Ceilings Work-Out Room Media Room Geothermal Heating and Cooling 4 Bedrooms 4 Baths 4 Half-Baths

Infinity Pool / Hot Tub Gazebo with Firepit Boat Dock Cabana along banks of River 5-Acre Sprinkler System Guest House with Separate Kitchen

For More Information, Contact:

TALIA LYDICK 817-692-4821 Italia13@earthlink.net www.GradyRealtorsFW.com

The information herein is furnished by the owner to the best of his/her knowledge, but is subject to verification by the purchaser, and agent assumes no responsibilty for correctness thereof. The offering is made subject to errors, omissions, and change of price, prior sale or withdrawal without notice. In accordance with the law, this property is offered without respect to race, creed, national origin, disability or gender.

SEP TEM BER 2011 | 201A


AmAteur SnApShotS

What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry?

Pa r t 1 How old were you when you became involved with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become involved with Arabian horses?

Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/ horsewoman?

Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have?


What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why?


AmAteur SnApShotS

Dick Ames

Name: Farm Name: Cedar Ridge Trainer Affiliation: Leah Beth Boyd and John Golladay How old were you when you became involved Serafix. He was the grandsire of the with Arabians? Who or what inspired you first Half-Arabian horse we owned. to become involved with Arabian horses? Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ 34 years old. Bob Powers who worked interests do you have? Sports and being for Dan Gainey at the time. involved with the University of Minnesota. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your What do you love most about the Arabian pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Tom Moore horse industry? All the wonderful people What Arabian horse do you most admire that I have met over the years. that you have not owned or shown? Why?

Lara Ames

Name: Farm Name: Cedar Ridge Trainer Affiliation: Leah Beth Boyd and John Golladay How old were you when you became involved with not owned or shown? Why? Zodiac Matador. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become He not only was an amazing show horse, involved with Arabian horses?  I was in the but what an impact he made as a sire. barn from the time I was born; my mom Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ would bring a playpen over!!!! I owe my interests do you have? College football love of the Arabian horse to my parents. and basketball—it is my passion!!!! Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in What do you love most about the Arabian horse your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? industry? Simple, the Arabian horse itself My grandfather and parents. and the wonderful relationships that I have What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have developed through these wonderful animals.

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ONAL

AmAteur SnApShotS

Name:

Bridget J. Atwood

Farm Name: Kiesner Training Trainer Affiliation: Joel and Ashton Kiesner How old were you when you became involved with have been my biggest influences. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become What Arabian horse do you most admire that you involved with Arabian horses? I was 8 years have not owned or shown? Why? I admire old when I began riding horses and the first Afires Heir a lot! He is incredible to horse I ever rode was an Arabian at horse watch in the show ring but he also is a camp. I then began taking lessons at Green pleasure to be around at the farm and has Acres Ranch in Temecula with Margaret Rich an amazing personality that he passes on and have been riding Arabians ever since! to his offspring along with his talent! Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I interests do you have? I own a Friesian would have to say Joel and Ashton named Prince, and he is one of my hobbies Kiesner, as well as Cynthia Burkman, outside of showing my Arabians.

Name:

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Candace Avery

Trainer Affiliation: Kiesner Training and Vicki Humphrey Training Center How old were you when you became involved with pleasure gelding. I didn’t even know that he Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become was too young for me to ride, so my trainer involved with Arabian horses? I fell in love with at home in Nashville showed him and began CHAMPION horses as a child and rode whenever I could, teaching me to ride. I’m basically a newcomer mostly at summer camp! I rode a bit here and to the Arabian horse world, having only now there throughout my life, but I never took been riding for approximately five years. lessons or did any showing until recently, as Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in a (much older) adult. I always loved Arabian your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I’ve horses the most, and six years ago, I purchased been lucky to have a few mentors who have Apollopalooza x Hot Flashez TSA my first: a 3-year-old Half-Arabian English supported my dream and helped me achieve

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my goals: Nathan Salamy, my first trainer; Vicki Humphrey, who graciously gave me lessons when I wasn’t even in her barn; and Joel Kiesner, who found Fire And Brass, my horse he will be showing at Nationals. Also, Lisa Giovaniello and her parents, Jacques and Ann LaPointe, who have been a tremendous influence and have provided countless hours of conversation, advice, and friendship. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I love Hucks Connection V! He is the epitome of everything I think a beautiful performance Arabian should be—he has power, charisma, style, and

that “I’m a star” attitude. Additionally, he is such a sweet and well-mannered stallion. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I’m in the music business, so for me, music is a huge part of my life! I was a drummer for a long time and made the transition into the industry side of the music business. I also love film, reading, traveling, and of course, good food! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? It’s all about the horses for me. I have this crazy, obsessed love affair with the Arabian horse. There is no other horse that even comes close.

Art Bartlett

Name: Farm: Setting Down Creek Arabians Trainer: Vicki Humphrey Training Center How old were you when you became involved with it looked easy, right? Wrong! One year later, Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become she bought another Arabian mare for me to involved with Arabian horses? My wife purchased ride (so I would stop screwing up her mare). our first Arabian when I was 42 years old. It Biggest influence, probably Michael Byatt and was a beautiful Ariston mare bred by Snows Vicki Humphrey. Michael for taking the time Martin in Lakeland, Fla. Being a city boy, I’d to help two newbie’s identify what constituted never been on a horse let alone owned one. My a quality Arabian horse, and Vicki for training wife began spending all her time out at the most of our young horses and showing us how boarding facility, so being the dutiful husband, to get the most out of the Arabian athlete. I figured I would try to get involved so we Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your had something in common to share. After all, pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman?

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My wife, for letting me pursue my dream of showing beautiful Arabian English horses and to Vicki, Jessie and Ashley at VHTC for helping make the dream come true. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you

have not owned or shown? Why? Padron. He represented the perfect Arabian horse. Beauty, athleticism and spirit. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? Traveling, sailing and photography.

Pam Bauerlein

Name: Farm Name: Halbrook Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Midwest How old were you when you became involved for her! That moment, that day, that beautiful with Arabians? Who or what inspired you Arabian filly started it all. That same filly to become involved with Arabian horses? I turned into a Dam of Distinction, producing am incredibly blessed to have been born many halter and performance champions. into a family that already owned/bred/ What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have showed Arabians long before I was born! not owned or shown? Why? I am so fortunate Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your that by being with Midwest, I have access pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Without to some of the world’s most beautiful, wella doubt, my mother, Pam Halbrook. She has known horses in the industry. Having said been in the Arabian business for 52 years that, I guess I really have to go back in time now. She is a wealth of information for me—I for this particular answer. Three horses come don’t think anyone knows pedigrees better! to mind: Bask, Padron, and Khemosabi. We do this together, and we love it and live it What Bask and Padron did for the breed with a passion. My mom started out jumping is immeasurable. Their blood created the Thoroughbreds. A friend of hers took her to horses we have today. Khemosabi will always an Arabian farm where she saw a two month and forever have such a special place in my old Arabian filly laying down in her stall. She heart. Three very different horses, three very different looks, but look at their legacies. bought the filly right then and there. She Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ always jokes that she had no idea if the filly had all four legs or how she was going to pay interests do you have? I love to read, cook,

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and garden. I wish I had more time to devote to reading and gardening, but my children and horses keep me very busy. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The horses themselves and the people. I’ve met some of my dearest friends through

the horse business. I really have to say with all honesty, that the people who are part of Team Midwest rank among the highest for me. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, we are truly a loving family at Midwest that goes far beyond the horse business.

Christa Beeler

Name: Farm Name: Clanton Performance Horses Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved equitation riders that came from the Midwest. with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to Our Saturday morning lessons included two become involved with Arabian horses? I have national champions and three top ten riders! an amazing mother who introduced me What Arabian horse do you most admire that you to Arabians when I was 3 years old. She have not owned or shown? Why? Countess always wanted a horse growing up but with Vanessa was an amazing horse who always four siblings, it wasn’t in the cards. When took my breath away. I always thought she was a young adult she saved $500 it would be cool to take a spin on her and bought her first horse and named it and feel the power underneath me. Patience. We have had Arabians ever since. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your interests do you have? I stay at home with my pursuits as a horsewoman? The trainer who two tiny men, Levi (7) and Dane (4). It’s an influenced me the most is Lori Ross. She incredible time of life where fun is around trained me from the time I was 5 years old. every corner. My husband’s family and mine The barn was an amazing place. I hung out live very close so we are with family a lot with my best friends there, but when it was swimming at Mimi and Pop’s pool, celebrating group lesson time, we pushed each other to and having cousin time. I also enjoy working be our best. I like to think that is why for so out and doing Pilates—I think my love many years there were many accomplished for this comes from my equitation days.

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What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The friends. We all come from different cities and walks of life, but the thing we all share is a passion for riding and loving the Arabian horse. The friends I have made are life-long and an extension

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Barbara Bennink

Farm Name: Alpha Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Lamb Show Horses How old were you when you became involved What Arabian horse do you most admire that you with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to have not owned or shown? Why? Afire Bey V for become involved with Arabian horses? I’m his tremendous influence in the bloodlines one of those “girls” who never outgrew her of so many outstanding performance love of horses. I was entranced with the horses, both purebred and Half-Arabian. books by Walter Farley and Gladys Brown Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests Edwards. I didn’t get involved with Arabians do you have? Outside of horses, I spend time and Half-Arabians until I was about 30, with family and my Montessori teaching and they continue to be my passion. career. I also love to read and have a great Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your group of friends that get together regularly 165AA pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Long-time to discuss books, wine, food, and life. trainer, Mike Lamb. He continues to inspire What do you love most about the Arabian horse me to be the best I can be and to look at the industry? I love the friends I have made bigger picture. He influences me to keep through the Arabian horse industry. my eye on the goal of presenting my horse The horses are beautiful, the shows to his best potential whatever the outcome. fun, and the life lessons priceless. Also, my main supporter continues to be my husband, Ron, who looks after everything Forinyour consideration at home while I’m pursuit of my dream.

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Mike Bills

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Jerry Schall/Rodolfo Guzzo How old were you when you became involved many from such a young age. I always have had with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to the opinion that you can learn something from become involved with Arabian horses? I got everyone. Some influence came from weekend involved when I was 10 years old. My schooling sessions, summer mentorships or parents bought our first Arabian through even quick conversations at a horse show.       the classifieds. The breeder happened to be What Arabian horse do you most admire that you a show horse breeder, and that first mare led have not owned or shown? Why? Bey Shah and us to buying her mother, another mare in Padron. They are two horses that no matter foal, a truck, a trailer, tack, saddles, and a 1/2 if you’re a performance or halter exhibitor, interest in two yearling show colts all in about you couldn’t help but get goose bumps as you a year. I was so intrigued by the show ring and watched them perform. They both put their our colt’s early success that I was hooked. My genetic stamp on the breed in so many ways.     parent’s mindset of teaching their children Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests the value of hard work is what led us to the do you have? I am an avid soccer coach. Arabian horse, and it’s the Arabian horse that What do you love most about the Arabian has shaped who we are as individuals today. horse industry? The energy, the Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your camaraderie, and love of the horse.     pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have had so

Juliet Carden

Name: Farm Name: Graystone Farm Trainer Affiliation: Rooker Training Stable How old were you when you became involved a Welsh pony to show at the local saddle with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to club. Then, my instructor found a quiet become involved with Arabian horses? I was Half-Arabian gelding that we trained 10 years old when my sister and I shared ourselves and since that time, my hope was

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to one day own a beautiful Arabian horse of my own. I have fulfilled that dream. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Carmelle Rooker has been my true mentor over the last 10 years! She gives me the utmost confidence in my constant quest to become a better horsewoman—in riding or in our breeding program. She is not afraid to give me her most honest opinion. I will always cherish her friendship and guidance! I also adore Kim Morgan, even though I don’t get to see her as often as I wish. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I see horses all the time in both Class A shows or national competitions that may “pluck at

my heartstrings.” I cannot pick a favorite, but any horse with a “CAN DO” attitude, whether the horse is going in tons of classes with kids or blasting through the in-gate for the performance of a lifetime. I admire most Arabians because they are … Arabians! Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I spend some of my spare time watching my son play college baseball and watching him mature into a fine young man. I also love to cook. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The people make it great. There are so many hard-working individuals sharing the same passion—the beautiful and versatile Arabian horse.

Jeanna Clanton

Name: Farm Name: Clanton Performance Horses Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved much and was a perfect first horse. I have with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to been hooked on Arabians ever since. become involved with Arabian horses? I first Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your became involved with Arabians when I pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have been was 11. My mother decided that she would very lucky to have been taught by some great buy me a horse and we started searching trainers in the past. I learned a lot from each the classifieds and found a 15-year-old of them and wouldn’t be the horsewoman I Arabian gelding, Bo. He taught me so am today without each lesson learned, but

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I would have to say my biggest influence would be my parents. They have supported me at every step through this journey. My father, being a teacher with summers off, got to play the role of “horse show dad” while I was growing up—being chauffer, groom, videographer, and rail side coach. He drew the line at doing hair though. My mother was the one that would stay up with me at the barn if my horse was sick or make a road trip to U.S. Nationals to watch classes for the weekend. Even today, though they have passed on most of the grunt work to Alan, they call during every show to see how everyone is doing and stop by at the barn to say hi to the horses. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? There are so many great horses, that I can’t name just one.

Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I like to go fishing and boating or just spend time outdoors. I went camping for the first time this year, and Alan is trying to convince me to make that a more regular occurrence. I might have to buy stock in bug spray. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love the people and sense of community we have in our industry. It’s amazing how you can see friends only once a year and it is as if you never lost a day. The Arabian industry is full of really compassionate and caring people. It’s amazing how everyone jumps up to support each other when in need.

Sheila W. Curley

Name: Farm Name: Rockledge Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Chris Hall How old were you when you became involved your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to trainer Chris Hall. He has helped guide become involved with Arabian horses? Let’s me through acquiring my first horses just say over 40. I was taking lessons and never lets me give up in the ring!   at a barn that was primarily Arabians; What Arabian horse do you most admire that you I fell in love with the breed.   have not owned or shown? Why? Sundance Kid Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in V. He has the most amazing offspring—you

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know one as soon as it enters the ring. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? My free time is with the horses, and I do love shopping!  

What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The people—I have met so many wonderful people who make the shows so fun.  

Cheryl Doran

Name: Farm name: Springwater Farms Trainer affiliation: Johnny and Christine Ryan How old were you when you became involved Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to interests do you have? Besides riding, become involved with Arabian horses? I became I enjoy photography, Pilates, and involved with Arabian horses when I boarded spending time with my husband. my pony at a farm with Arabians. I fell What do you love most about the Arabian horse in love instantly. They sold themselves. industry? The industry supports all the diverse disciplines involving Arabian horses and Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your has allowed me to meet numerous talented pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My father trainers and make long-lasting friendships was my biggest influence in becoming a with people like Johnny and Christine Ryan horsewoman. His love and support guided me to pursue my dreams. I also admired Liz Bentley growing up and still do. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? There are so many horses that I admire. I was blown away watching Aequus show, but closer to home, I think the world of Romeo Afire. He has a big heart, lots of spirit, and a great personality.

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Erin Douglass

Name: Farm Name: Clanton Performance Horses Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved with What Arabian horse do you most admire that Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become you have not owned or shown? Why? I have involved with Arabian horses? I was 10 years always admired the fantastic English old when we bought our first Arabian. My horses, such as Revelation and Second neighbor at the time and best friend, Amy Edition’s Debut, who showed their hearts Peterson, inspired me to become involved out every time they went in the ring. Any in the horse show world. She would give horse that can love what they do each time me lessons in her backyard, and once a they go into a class has my admiration. week we would go together and take lessons Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ with Diane Underwood, at Gail and Abby interests do you have? I love to go camping, Jensen’s facility, which always had the most fishing, and skiing whenever possible. beautiful show horses I had ever seen. I’ve There just never seems to be enough been showing with them all, ever since! weekends in the year to fit it all in. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your What do you love most about the Arabian horse pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My mother industry? I love the lifelong friendships that we has always been my biggest influence and in the industry develop throughout the years. mentor, not only as a horsewoman, but in We support and cheer each other on at the life. She has supported me and been 100% same time we compete for the same prizes, involved in every moment of my pursuits. and I think that unique combination forges She has driven us and our horses around the a strong bond of respect and understanding country every summer for the last 20 years, that is unique to our culture. We develop and always with smiles, hugs, and encouraging these unspoken bonds and traditions that words. She has been, and will continue to make the industry part of each of us. be my biggest influence and best friend.

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Mary Earle

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Trainer Affiliation: Randle Performance Horses—Sally Randle How old were you when you became involved with and try their techniques on my horses. This Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become is my first year to show with a trainer. I have involved with Arabian horses? When I was learned so much from Sally—she is the about 13, we boarded our Quarter Horse at biggest influence in my riding and showing. the same stable that the Vento family kept What Arabian horse do you most admire their Arabians. They had several Arabians that you have not owned or shown? that were some of the most beautiful horses Why? I loved Apollopalooza.  He was I had ever seen. Rusty Vento (Russ) and athletic, beautiful, and balanced. his sister would take the horses out and Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ free lunge them for their mother. I watched interests do you have? When I have time, I whenever I was at the barn. I later purchased enjoy traveling. I am a football fan (Broncos) a Half-Arabian boarded at their facility. and love professional bull riding. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your What do you love most about the Arabian horse pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? There industry? Without a doubt, it would be have been so many over the years. I would the wonderful friends I’ve made over watch the riders I admired at the various the years and, of course, the horses! stables where I boarded and at horse shows

Lisa K. East

Name: Farm Name: Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain, LLC Trainer Affiliation: Jeff Schall How old were you when you became involved with exploring Wolverton Mountain in Arkansas Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become on horseback with a group of friends. My involved with Arabian horses? As a preteen, I grandmother’s neighbors raised Arabians spent summers at my grandmother’s farm and at least once or twice a week, instead of

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taking my horse for a ride, they’d ask me to take one of their mares. Those days were extra special for sure and got even better as we’d wind down each day about sunset watching their stallion show off for his large band of mares. I remember thinking they were magical creatures and dreamed of owning one someday. As I sit looking at Marjestic WA’s National Championship roses, I’m reminded that dreams are very powerful indeed. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Without hesitation, I’d have to say my grandmother, who not only allowed me to nurture my girlhood passion, but who also believed unconditionally in my ability to do anything I set my mind to do. More recently since entering the industry, I’ve been blessed by many friendships and mentors who, each and every one, have contributed something uniquely special to me. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Every single horse out there and each and every one that came before. I look at my own horses and am struck by the magnificent history contained in their very DNA and the even more magnificent heart, soul and spirit of the Arabian shining through their eyes. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? I’m an avid reader and enjoy long

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Rachel Enns

Name: Farm Name: Conway Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen How old were you when you became involved with 20 years, their consistent involvement Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become and support, encouragement, and love involved with Arabian horses? I was 8 years of animals and family have guided me.   old, soon-to-be 9, when I became involved What Arabian horse do you most admire with Arabians. Pippi Longstocking’s horse that you have not owned or shown? Why? that went into her house may have been NDL Pericles. I admire him for his my inspiration to become involved with beauty, charisma, and versatility. horses in general. I fell into the Arabian Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ industry by chance when I started taking interests do you have? My two cats and long-awaited riding lessons at an Arabian two dogs, cosmetology, and reading. facility—St. Croix Equestrian Center. What do you love most about the Arabian Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in horse industry? The camaraderie and your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? energy—the Arabian is truly exquisite. My parents, Dale and Laurie. For over

Jessica Epps

Name: Farm Name: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Trainer Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey and Jessica Clinton How old were you when you became involved with after I started showing her in the Arabian Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become circuit, I found my passion for the breed.  involved with Arabian horses? I started taking Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in lessons with Laura Winslette when I was your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My 12 years old at Black Bottom Arabians. My parents. They are my biggest fans and support parents purchased my first Arabian mare, me 100%—without them, I would not be VJ Carra Grandé, a year later. Shortly where I am today. They have given me all the

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tools for my success, and have pushed me to strive for my goals with the Arabian horse.   What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I admire Afire Bey V. His talent and agility are the result of his success in the show ring, and his offspring all show his impeccable beauty and amazing trot.     Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/

interests do you have? Hanging out with my friends, spending time and having cookouts with my family, and going to the beach to search for sea shells with my fiancé, Cory. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The competitiveness of the shows, but all in a family atmosphere, and everyone is always willing to lend a hand when in need.

Ruth Essenberg

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Rooker Training Stable How old were you when you became involved of their clients that I show with. with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have become involved with Arabian horses? My first not owned or shown? Why? Afires Heir, for his experience with the Arabian breed was when beauty, athleticism, and grace when he won his I purchased an Arabian/Mustang cross final championship at the 2010 U.S. Nationals. just for pleasure riding. In 1991, I signed Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ up for a “free” saddle seat riding lesson interests do you have? I am a big fan of with Janet Rooker at an annual Lansing, watching and/or attending auto motor sport Mich., Horse Expo, and the rest is history. racing events, i.e. NASCAR, NHRA, etc. I I was hooked after taking that “free” lesson, also like to travel and see new places. and purchased my first Half-Arabian What do you love most about the Arabian horse country English pleasure horse in 1992.  industry? I love the beauty and diversification Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in of the Arabian breed, and the great people your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? that are associated with the industry. Shawn and Carmelle Rooker, along with the encouragement and support

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Jessie Ferranti

Name: Farm name: Daniel Training Center Trainer affiliation: Julie Daniel-Adams How old were you when you became involved with imagine having a better mentor. Without her, Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become I’d still be sitting in the stands watching. involved with Arabian horses? I became involved What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have with horses when I was 5 years old. My dad not owned or shown? Why? Apollopalooza. I married Debbi Daniel who was involved with remember seeing him at U.S. Nationals the Arabian horses. Debbi taught me to ride when last year that he won and he was remarkable. I was young and my sister, Julie Daniel, took Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests over shortly after. I grew up showing with do you have? I’m a runner and I’ve run a few Premier Show Horses which became Daniel half-marathons and 5k’s. There’s nothing better Training Center years later. I literally grew up than crossing the finish line after running in the barn, and owning and showing Arabians over 13 miles knowing that the only thing is in my blood. Debbi and Julie’s passion for that helped you get there was your two legs. our horses has inspired me to continue into What do you love most about the Arabian horse my amateur years. I couldn’t have imagined industry? I love the history and the glamour my life without horses—I’ve been very lucky! of the breed. I love that I can go to a show Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your today and see all of my friends that I pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My sister, showed with when I was growing up and Julie Daniel, because she is the most generous make new friends at the same time. person I know. She is the reason that I’m able to be a part of this amazing business. She has taught me how to ride anything and everything we have ever owned; work hard for my wins, and try harder after my losses. I couldn’t

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Samantha Figueroa

Farm Name: Oak Haven Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Blake and Jason Krohn How old were you when you became involved with I won my first national championship with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Jason and the horse he found for me. involved with Arabian horses? About 7 or 8 What Arabian horse do you most admire that you years old. My first horse was a Quarter Horse have not owned or shown? Why? Adams Fire and when we moved to Texas the place we is unreal. He is so much fun to watch. boarded him at was an Arabian show barn. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ After having trouble with my Quarter Horse, interests do you have? Running, movies, we decided to sell him and get into Arabians. concerts, playing with my puppies, and Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in keeping up with Rangers baseball.  your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? All What do you love most about the Arabian horse of my trainers have been influential in my industry? The horses. The love I have for them pursuits because they all have helped me and the bonds I share with my own is the in some way to grow as a rider throughout whole reason I enjoy it so much. Without them, the different disciplines and age divisions. there would be no Arabian horse industry.

Elaine Finney

Name: Farm name: Springwater Farms Trainer affiliation: Christine and Johnny Ryan How old were you when you became involved with farm. With such large expressive eyes, they Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become seemed to draw you in one minute, and fire involved with Arabian horses? In the early up, give a snort and trot off the next. Our 1980s I returned to New Jersey and fell in dad spent his weekends lavishing them with love with the Arabians at our family farm, attention; his love for them was inspiring. He Springwater. We had horses growing up, but made them believe each was his favorite. Once none as beautiful as the mares I found on the the first foal crop arrived I was hooked—

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nothing is more beautiful than watching a mare welcome her foal for the first time. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? When Johnny Ryan joined the farm over 15 years ago he brought a level of horsemanship that was like no other. If you ask Johnny how he convinced a horse to do something, you may have to wait while he retraces his actions. In truth, Johnny just thinks it and the horse does it. Johnny, together with his wife, Christine, are the reason I decided to show horses. They were able to break down haltering to quiet motions designed to present the horse with precision. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Romeo Afire— when he trots around the ring, heads turn.

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I love the buzz he creates; he is enjoyable to watch. I’ve bugged my sister Carol, but so far, no halter stand up in his future. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I travel a lot, this year back to Africa. Tanzania was beautiful but the Okavango Delta in Botswana is stunning. All of our family hunts; however, I prefer to shoot with a camera. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? There is nothing like the sight, scent, and warmth of a horse—even on your worst day they make it191A all right. The horses will always be the focus of the industry but what makes the industry great are the friends we’ve made along the way.

Dr. Rosemary G. Fitzgerald

Farm Name: Trowbridge’s Ltd. Trainer Affiliation: Mary Trowbridge and Lindsey Knight How old were you when you became involved with a 6-month-old colt. A few bids later, I Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become started my obsession with this breed which involved with Arabian horses? I did not get also returned me to riding, something involved with Arabian horses until I was that I loved so much as a young girl. 25. A client of mine in Pittsburgh was Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your sponsoring a Silent Auction for their Nonpursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Absolutely, Profit performance center in Pittsburgh, my biggest influence and mentor has been Pa., where Empress Arabians had donated Mary Trowbridge. She has incredible talents

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and vitality for helping you reach new heights. Mary has been the force behind me achieving some tremendous goals, and I know there is a lot more exciting riding and showing to come. Mary and Lindsey Knight challenge me to become an accomplished equestrian, while all the time creating an outlet for my energy and passion for the Arabian horse. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Red Tape who I admire for the fluidity of his movement combined with a great style and personality, but I would also have to mention Afire Bey V, as I feel this horse has helped to produce many gifts for our community—highly talented, spirited, and beautiful horses. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? Music, art, technology and sports,

sports and more sports. I love being outdoors and doing any and all sports, including biking, running, skiing, swimming, and tennis. But it is horses and showing that present the most challenge and enjoyment in my life. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? Â I love the combination of beauty and athleticism that the Arabian horse brings into my world. I am impressed every time I see this amazing animal and feel quite lucky to have the opportunity to enjoy time around the Arabian horse and time with a community that shares my love for this animal.

Tarrance C. Floyd

Name: Farm Name: Silver Lake Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Shada, Inc. How old were you when you became involved with your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Jerad Cooper, and Jerry and Jeff Schall. involved with Arabian horses? The first horse What Arabian horse do you most admire that I rode at the age of 10 was an Arabian. At you have not owned or shown? Why? Echo the ripe old age of 49, I was reintroduced Magnifficoo. His bloodlines, impact on to the Arabian horse by Jerad Cooper. the breed, his Triple Crown, and his great Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in producing daughters just stand out for me.

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Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? Sharing the Love of God for all people. I also have a passion for drag racing. I built a 1974 Chevy Vega that I show once a year.

What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The people I have met and the genuine passion that they all have for the Arabian breed.

LA Flynn

Name: Farm name: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Trainer affiliation: Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton, Ashley Roberts How old were you when you became involved with trainer has those cerebral moments when Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become they share with you something special. involved with Arabian horses? When I was Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your about 12, I had been through the pony/hunter pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Myself. jumper/Quarter Horse world. I loved horses One cannot get to Nationals without putting with the same passion as I have now. One of pressure on yourself and a lot of hard work.  my friends at the stables where my dad was What Arabian horse do you most admire that you stationed received an Arabian for her birthday, have not owned or shown? Why? Bask WOW! After that, it was all over for me. Here Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ was a loving, beautiful animal with the biggest interests do you have? I love to travel, observe heart in the world. I kept trading up and when animals in their natural environment, we got to Fort Lewis, Wash., I finally got my and, of course, tend to my orchids. first Arabian, Takara Lee. Everybody in the What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry has inspired me. Once, while at a industry? The horse itself. We wouldn’t be show, Tommy Garland explained western horse here without these magnificent creatures.   movement—it was very enlightening. Every

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Diane Franklin

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Michael Whelihan How old were you when you became involved with in the form of Thoroughbred racehorses. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become What Arabian horse do you most admire that you involved with Arabian horses? Although I grew have not owned or shown? Why? Revelation is up with horses, I didn’t pursue my passion for definitely a horse that comes to mind Arabian horses until I was in my 40’s. In fact, when I think about my favorites. He my dream as a child was to own an Arabian blasts into the show arena and commands horse. My sister, Sandra, and her daughters everyone’s attention. I loved the power and were the people who inspired me to get excitement! That kind of performance gave me involved with Arabian horses, after having the desire to take my riding to a level where not owned a horse for nearly 20 years. With I could compete in the English division.      her enthusiasm and the support of my family, Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ I was able to pursue my passion of showing. interests do you have? I enjoy water Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in skiing and have taken up golf. your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My What do you love most about the Arabian horse father. He had a love for horses as a child and industry? I love the people involved in the passed that on to me and my sisters. We joined Arabian horse industry. Their love and a horse club and went to all-breed shows dedication to this beautiful and talented where I participated in gymkhana events. My breed are amazing. I feel blessed to be dad is still involved with horses to this day able to count them as my friends.

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Ally Lund-Gatherum

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mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/ horsewoman? Julie Daniel-Adams. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Afire Bey V for his beauty, talent and phenomenal ability to pass on his remarkable traits to his offspring. I have recently acquired an Afire Bey V daughter, Malibu Barbie (Afire Bey V x Barbarry Coast), and love everything about her!

Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I adore my husband, Tyler, and our two-year-old son, Tavin. I like cooking, shopping, decorating, basketball, and playing the flute. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? That we all share the same passion for the Arabian horse.

Heidi Green

Name: Farm Name: Elvin Berkheimer Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Rooker Training Stable/RBC Show Horses How old were you when you became involved and women. Each has a sweet spot where with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to everything comes together in a beautiful become involved with Arabian horses? I was coordinated stride and keeps us coming back one of those horse crazy little girls who for more. Even the most difficult horses flagrantly discarded dolls (unless, of course, provide opportunity for “ah-hah” moments. they could be “riders”) and focused on a Heartfelt thanks to all of the trainers that stable of Breyer® horses. At about age 9 or have helped me try to communicate with 10, my father supplemented the Breyer’s® these equine teachers: Shawn and Carmelle with a green broke Half-Arabian mare that Rooker; Rob Bick and Caralyn Schroter; Jim ended up being my first great teacher. and Peter Stachowski; Matt Siemon; and Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your Jean Bishop, my original “horseshow mom.” pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? In many Biggest thanks to my father, Elvin, whose ways, the horses themselves have remained enthusiasm for Arabians is always inspiring. the greatest influence—each provides new What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have challenges from which to learn, and without not owned or shown? Why? As an English and them, it’s not possible to grow as horsemen park enthusiast, I would have loved to watch

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Apollapalooza and Carmelle show together. From what I hear, he was an amazing athlete and they had a terrific partnership. We all dream of showing that special horse where the communication seems so effortless. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I try to keep work balanced with reading, yoga and travel. Don’t be surprised if you find me on the show grounds curled up with a good book.

What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I will always love the horses first. The industry provides exposure to very talented trainers and opportunities to meet other Arabian fans. Arabians have introduced me to some wonderful people. Hopefully, our industry will find new ways to showcase these amazing animals and introduce newcomers to the breed.

Betsy Fojtik-Haas

Name: Farm Name: Showtime Training Center Trainer Affiliation: Tish Kondas and Carla Schiltz How old were you when you became involved with would love to ride him sometime. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ involved with Arabian horses? My mom interests do you have? There is no money left and dad, Ed and Judy Fojtik, were actively after my horse hobby, but I do have three showing Arabian horses when I was born, very cute dogs that keep me very busy! Oh so I began showing at a very young age. yeah, I can’t forget about my weekend naps! Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in What do you love most about the Arabian your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? horse industry? I love the Arabians and My mom. We did everything ourselves— would not change that for the world; training, showing—for many years, and she however, I believe the Arabian industry taught me many things along the way. needs a lot of improvement. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Black Daniels—he is amazing and I

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Carol Skeuse-Hart

Farm Name: Springwater Farms Trainer Affiliation: Christine and Johnny Ryan How old were you when you became involved with and dedication to the furtherance of the Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become breed continues to capture my enthusiasm involved with Arabian horses? Although I began to ride, show, and breed Arabian horses. riding in high school with a Half-Arabian, it What Arabian horse do you most admire that was not until my dad became an avid reader you have not owned or shown? Why? I will of Arabian Horse Times during college that I always remember seeing Afire Bey V recognized the elegance of the breed. for the first time, and could not have Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in imagined owning and showing his sons your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? and daughters over the years since. John Ryan’s professionalism, work ethic

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Name: Farm Name: Hart Farms Trainer Affiliation: Joel Kiesner—Kiesner Training How old were you when you became involved with taught me how to ride, to be tough, and to Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become never give up. I remember jumping a pony involved with Arabian horses? I was 10 years named Britches and having to go over the old when the first horse that I ever owned jumps with no stirrups or reins and with my was a 4-year-old, 3/4 Arabian mare that my eyes closed! This taught me from a young age parents bought for my birthday. This mare to feel the horse. She was a tough instructor ignited my passion for Arabian horses. and because of her dedication to teaching Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your me what she knew, I have become the rider pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Karen I am today. Lisa Munson was also a large Mura was my very first horse trainer. I started influence. She was the best equitation coach I lessons with her when I was 7 years old. Karen ever had and helped me reach the “next level”

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by teaching me how to show Arabian horses. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? NDL Pericles. He reminded me so much of my 13 & under horse RSR Ricochet. They were both small, but their size never held them back. They competed against much bigger horses, and because of their huge hearts, they always tried to please and do their best. I remember watching NDL Pericles in the 1990s and no matter what he competed in (i.e., hunter, western, country, side saddle, show hack, or costume), he did them all amazingly well. It’s

rare that you see horses excel in all of those disciplines as NDL Pericles did. He was an amazing and talented horse—a horse of a lifetime and I feel honored to have been able to watch him compete in the show ring. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? I have two Jack Russell Terriers named Winston and Fiona that I love to take hiking. I love to travel with my husband, Michael. I am also a huge Yankees fan! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? All the amazing horses and the great people I have come to call friends, of course!

Roxann Hart

Name: Farm Name: Rohara Arabians, LLC Trainer Affiliation: John Rannenberg/Joe Alberti/Katie Showers How old were you when you became involved with still form the backbone of our pedigrees Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become today. This was extremely influential in a involved with Arabian horses? 12 years old. decision to make my life a reality with the “The Black Stallion” series by Walter Farley Arabian horse. I hoped one day to make and my cousin were my inspiration. a contribution to this wonderful breed. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your What Arabian horse do you most admire that you pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Growing have not owned or shown? Why? Marwan Al up in the industry in the late 1960s, 1970s Shaqab, Aramus, Bask and El Nabila B. The and 1980s and watching the entire industry beauty and talent of these stallions is inspiring. explode on the scene through the many high El Nabila B has also one of the greatest quality sales (i.e. the Lasma Sales), foreign minds. He is so aware and a kind “old soul.” imports, and the stallions and mares that Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/

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interests do you have? I love to see wild animals in their natural environment and have been on world wildlife tours to Yellowstone and the Galapagos Islands. I am also a business property owner/manager.

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What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The camaraderie of fellow horsemen, and the ability to meet people all over the world who share the same passion—the Arabian horse.

Katie Harvey

Farm Name: KGBTexas Trainer Affiliation: RBC Show Horses How old were you when you became involved with What Arabian horse do you most admire that Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become you have not owned or shown? Why? I have involved with Arabian horses? I became involved a tremendous amount of admiration for with Arabians at the age of 2 when we moved the offspring of Afire Bey V. I have three to Texas to start an Arabian horse farm for a that I own and think are pretty special! breeder in Waco, Texas. My father inspired Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests my passion for Arabians as a little girl and do you have? My family—our boys are 9 and 7. then was the spark that reignited that passion Their interest and hobbies are mine now too. I when I returned to the horses in my 30s. have coached our oldest son’s basketball team Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your for four years now and I love that. Between pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? There are my company (KGBTexas) and the family, the many that I could name, but I have to say that horses take up any spare time I can find. Jeff and my friend and first trainer, Sara Stroube, was I used to play golf a lot, but finding five hours the one that gave me the confidence to ride out of a day isn’t really an option any longer! and compete again at a national level. I would What do you love most about the Arabian horse also say that becoming a board member and industry? The people. The friendships. It can officer with APAHA has allowed me to become get pretty competitive as can anything at this more involved in the overall issues affecting the level, but there are friendships that are true industry. I think that has pushed me to try and be and real and they are strengthened by sharing more involved in the overall interests of the breed. a common love of the Arabian horse.

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Deborah G. Haug

Name: Farm Name: Whelihan Arabians, LLC Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan How old were you when you became involved with mentor was a woman named Donna, who was Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become a Girl Scout director back in Pennsylvania. She involved with Arabian horses? I bought my first taught me to ride as well as how to groom Arabian horse when I moved to northern and care for horses. She also involved me in California in 1987. Horses have been my schooling shows at an early age. More recently, passion since I was a little girl, and I used I became a client of Mike Whelihan, and he to take riding lessons every Saturday for has truly cultivated my interest in showing and years. My first experience with Arabians was refined my technique. He is a great trainer. when I moved to the West Coast where they Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests seemed to be a more dominant breed than do you have? I am a musician and sing jazz, back east. I bought a Bey Shah son out of a classical, and pop, as well as play the piano. Gai Parada daughter, named Excaliberr. He What do you love most about the Arabian horse was just green broke, and I did a lot of trail industry? I really enjoy the pursuit of riding on him for many years. My next enhancing the breed—the opportunities are addition was an Anglo-Arabian, also more endless. I also believe there is high respect for of a trail horse. I finally got plugged into the the history and legacy of both the horses and show circuit when I acquired my first show the people who have been involved over the horse in 2002. My passion has only grown years. Finally, there is mutual admiration for with my ownership of Arabian horses. the beauty and spirit of the Arabian horse, Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your apparent in almost every venue, whether pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My early publications, shows, or special events.

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Kari Kemper Hickam

Farm Name: Cedar Crest Farm Trainer Affiliation: Clanton Performance Horses—Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I must say become involved with Arabian horses? I got my my grandparents, aunt and uncle, my husband, first Arabian on my 9th birthday from my and, of course, my parents. Without them, grandparents. They had been involved in raising and showing Arabian horses wouldn’t showing American Saddlebreds and ponies have been possible. All of them have sacrificed for years. My uncle trained Arabians, and for me to be with my true love and passion. eventually swayed my aunt to the breed What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have because they were beautiful and could be not owned or shown? Why? Second Editions crossed nicely with American Saddlebreds. Debut. She was a phenomenal English horse My aunt was hooked and found the perfect that had the charisma like no other. She was match for me, Sonny Rouf. He was the best an amazing show horse every show, every horse for a girl to start her career on. I showed show season. She loved what she did! The walk/trot, played cowboys and Indians on industry has lost an amazing horse this year. him, and rode bareback. (Actually that was Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ the only way I rode, unless I was showing interests do you have? Lifting weights and step and had to have a saddle!) Every day I was aerobics at the gym, cooking club, concerts, with Sonny in some form or another. It was and hanging out with my friends and family! my favorite time of my life. Sonny was 5 What do you love most about the Arabian horse when we got him and died at age 30. We industry? The horses and the people! It is had 25 great years together, and I will never fun getting together with others like me. forget him. He is buried in his favorite It is truly a neat group of people, and some place in the pasture watching over my other of my dearest friends are horse people. horses when they are grazing and playing.

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Name: Farm Name: Shada, Inc. How old were you when you became involved with the energy and admiration of people. Outside Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become the arena, even as he maintains what involved with Arabian horses? I acquired can only be called a royal presence, he is my first horse after I was 50—7 years intelligent, friendly, and a gentleman. I’ve ago. She was a darling little Arabian/ seen him drop his head into the hand of a Appaloosa cross, who cemented my love small child. His offspring—children and for Arabian horses. Now she’s part of the grandchildren—possess the same qualities growing Rain Dancer Arabians’ herd. of spirit, intelligence, beauty and affection. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Jerad interests do you have? I’m an instructor in Cooper and Jeff Schall. Jerad brought me training at Heartland Therapeutic Riding into the Arabian horse industry and gave me working with special needs children and the opportunity to breed and show Arabian adults. I also play tennis, and have acted and horses. One of his Half-Arabian yearling directed in Kansas City community theatre. fillies was my first halter champion. Jeff (and What do you love most about the Arabian horse the Shada family) taught me about bringing industry? The people. Recently, I assisted at a a horse into the show world, and went above local show sponsored by the Eastern Kansas and beyond to help this first-time owner. The Arabian Horse Association, and it epitomized two of them helped me define what I want what I have seen at all levels from Class A to produce as a breeder and the kind of to Nationals. The EKAHA members were handler/rider I want to be in the show ring. genuinely interested in what was good for What Arabian horse do you most admire that you the breed, not just what was most profitable have not owned or shown? Why? Odyssey SC.  for the moment. They were supportive of For me, he is the embodiment of what the everyone at all levels of participation, and they Arabian horse and an Arabian stallion should were having a great time working together. be. Powerful and dominant in the show Arabian horse people are a lot like the Arabian ring—a thing of beauty. He is a horse that horse—spirited, intelligent, versatile in their genuinely loves to be shown and thrives on abilities, and loving in temperament.

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Hillary Hoffman

Farm Name: Hesten Park Trainer Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman How old were you when you became involved with equitation. “Scotty,” as we call him around Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become the barn, truly loved doing his job and loved involved with Arabian horses? Having Arabian the people around him—we always knew horse trainers for parents has allowed me to when he was going to do well because he be involved with Arabians since birth. There would give his long-time friend and supporter are childhood stories of me whinnying to Rick Nab a love bite while he was getting the pasture horses from my stroller on the ready. At the age of 21, he now happily enjoys way to the barn, learning to walk in the barn retirement out in the pasture at Hesten Park aisles at U.S. Nationals in Louisville, or my and will gladly come trotting to the fence to favorite, trotting my pony Charlie alongside see you if you have a peppermint for him. The Chief Justice while my father would be Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests working him. Growing up around so many do you have? I am an avid singer and performer. amazing people and horses has inspired Each fall I perform as a part of the cast at the me to stay involved with Arabian horses. Minnesota Renaissance Festival. I even joust on a draft horse while riding side saddle! Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My parents, What do you love most about the Arabian horse Larry and Jody Hoffman. They have taught industry? The people! While we are all me how to act with integrity and honesty competing to be the best, during times and to have a determination for excellence.  of tragedy and loss we become a family What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have supporting each other. Organizations like not owned or shown? Why? WR Sonaskada. In the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund allow his 16-year show career, he brought countless each person to make a contribution to a fellow numbers of kids, adults, and professionals Arabian competitor, trainer, breeder, or owner. over 35 national champions and reserves in hunter pleasure, side saddle, and hunt seat

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Katie Hull

Name: Farm Name: Clanton Performance Horses Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved with you have not owned or shown? Why? SA Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Sophisticated Lady is an amazing park involved with Arabian horses? I started riding horse—she makes being that good look easy! Arabians in the third grade through a program Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ with the YMCA. When the program dissolved interests do you have? As a young attorney, a few months later, I began taking lessons my primary focus is my career. I also with Lori Schroder-Ross. After my first ride enjoy traveling, spending time with on an Arabian, I knew I was hooked for life. friends and family, and golfing. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in What do you love most about the Arabian horse your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Lori industry? The beauty and strength of the Schroder-Ross taught me how to ride and Arabian horse is unlike that of any other care for my horses. She showed me the true breed. I think that the unique character of the spirit of the Arabian industry. Her lessons Arabian horse attracts people of equally unique both inside the show ring and out made strength and personality. The people make me the rider I am and is the reason why I the Arabian horse industry what it is which still own and show Arabian horses today. is why each show or trip to the barn is like a trip home to see close friends and family.  What Arabian horse do you most admire that

Brandy Johnson

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Rohara Arabians, LLC/Joe Alberti How old were you when you became involved mother introduced our family to Arabians with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to when we owned a pure Polish racehorse. become involved with Arabian horses? We’ve Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in had horses almost my entire life, but my your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My first Arabian was when I was about 12. My mom has always been my mentor in total

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horse care. I taught myself the majority of basic riding skills and then with the guidance of my trainers, I have been able to excel at a higher level. My trainer now, Joe Alberti, will be guiding me in my first U.S. Nationals, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I don’t have a particular favorite; I love and appreciate them all. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? I am a photographer/designer by

day, but in my spare time I love visiting new places, and everything in the great outdoors (hiking, fishing, anything to do with the water). This winter I hope to fall in love with skiing! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? Of course, the horses, but I enjoy all the people, the social atmosphere. It’s interesting to interact with some of the people who have been in the industry a long time and hear stories about bloodlines and the “great ones.” We have a great history in our breed.

Dallas Joiner

Name: Farm Name: Sichini Training Trainer Affiliation: Elizabeth Pizzonia and Lou Sichini How old were you when you became involved with fell in love with everything about them, from Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become their beauty, to their high-spirited ways, to involved with Arabian horses? I was 8 years their naturally inquisitive nature. There was old when I first became involved in Arabian never a dull moment with them. At 10, I horses. Two years before, a girl my age bought my first country English Arabian moved in next door, and she rode horses. I horse named Roed Super Fanci. She was a soon started begging to go. My mom took beautiful chestnut mare who toted me around me out to watch her ride and there was no from walk/trot through 13 & under, while turning back from there. I started riding on a putting up with me and all that I did to her. Shetland pony, but it was not until later that (Think costume class at Youth Jamboree.) She my parents found me another barn, which is the reason that I still ride Arabians today. happened to have Arabians. I knew no one Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Elizabeth before that had ever ridden Arabians, and I

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Pizzonia. She taught me how to ride and everything else in between. Growing up, I always wanted to ride as well as she did. She inspires me to be the best I can be, both in the show ring and in daily life. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Revelation JF is one of the horses that I admire most. Growing up, he was always my favorite horse to watch. There is something about his presence and the way he floats around the ring effortlessly that have always mesmerized me. He has so much heart, and you can just tell how much he loves the show ring. Whether he has a full show schedule or just makes an appearance at U.S. Nationals for

the year, he always looks like he’s 5 years old and going out there for the first time. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I’m a huge Florida Gator fan, I love playing sports (soccer, basketball, and flag football), and I am planning on going to medical school soon. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love the people the most. The Arabian horse industry is such a tight-knit community, and the people truly make the industry. We all share our basic love of horses, but everyone contributes their own individuality and it really makes for a diverse, fun-loving crowd who love to have a good time.

Rebecca Kalsow

Name: Farm Name: Bilgrien Arabian Ventures Trainer Affiliation: David Bilgrien and Larry Hoffman How old were you when you became involved with my parents bought land. We moved to the Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become country and purchased our first horse, a involved with Arabian horses? I was 11 years Half-Arabian mare. We found a local Arabian old, and my sister had a birthday party at trainer, Marilyn Schwister, who became a the riding academy where she was taking great teacher and friend. She took me to lessons through school. It was the first time live with her on all my summer vacations, I had ever really been around horses. I got letting me work for her and giving me the to ride a little albino pony named Shasta opportunity to ride countless different horses. Daisy, who willingly carried me around for Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your over an hour, despite my inexperience and clumsiness, but I was hooked. I soon started taking lessons as well, and shortly after that,

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pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have encountered many people over the years who have helped and encouraged me. My biggest supporters, and the two people who have made it possible for me to compete on a national level, would have to be my parents, John and Peggy. Though they always made me work hard and earn my own money to help with the expenses, they also hauled me around to all my lessons, and numerous shows through my teen years, and well into my adulthood. In more recent years, my partner, Dave Bilgrien, has expanded my interest in the Arabian horse. Where previously I had a strictly performance background, he introduced me to the world of Arabian halter horses. I’ve learned that while halter and performance had always been complete opposites in my mind, they were surprisingly similar. I have learned so much about general horsemanship from him, and now have a whole new appreciation

for the halter arena, and have enjoyed showing in amateur halter classes as well. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Countess Vanessa. She always brought such excitement to the arena, and the more excited the crowd got, the more she performed and loved doing it. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I have a small collection of miniature horses at home, and have fun doing a little breeding on a small scale. Otherwise, I enjoy hunting, running, reading, and just hanging around relaxing on the deck with Dave and our two dogs. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love the beauty and intelligence of the Arabian horse. I love traveling to many shows and meeting all different kinds of people who share the same appreciation for Arabians as I do.

Colleen Klaiber

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Rooker Training Stable and Setting Sun How old were you when you became involved with have not owned or shown? Why? Apollopalooza. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become He continues to influence the Arabian involved with Arabian horses? My grandma performance horse, and his qualities and bought me an Arabian gelding named SFJ contributions to the breed are undeniable. Trinity from Carmelle Rooker for my 14th Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests birthday. We have been fast friends ever since. do you have? I coach beginner hockey and enjoy Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your outdoor activities like hunting and fishing. pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My mom What do you love most about the Arabian hauled me to every weekend show we could horse industry? The breed is beautiful find and the Mollers introduced me to the and talented. The industry continues to Class A circuit and grand-scale horse shows. offer classes and options for new riders, What Arabian horse do you most admire that you seasoned amateurs, and professionals.

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Name: Farm Name: Shady Knoll Farm Trainer Affiliation: Johnny and Christine Ryan How old were you when you became involved with who along with his wife, Christine, have Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become taught me so much about horsemanship and involved with Arabian horses? I have been in love showing. They have helped me in so many with horses for as long as I can remember. My ways and enabled me to realize my dreams. first exposure to Arabians came at age 12 or What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have 13 when my cousin took me to Gleannloch not owned or shown? Why? Afire Bey V. He Farms, and I saw Surf and the other beautiful has sired so many outstanding horses in every horses there. I was immediately taken with division, both purebred and Half-Arabian. their beauty and spirit. I went right home Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ and subscribed to an Arabian publication and interests do you have? I enjoy reading and vowed that one day, I would own an Arabian. spending time with my children and SeptemberI did 2011 not realize my dream until 1983 when grandchildren. I can’t wait until my my husband, Ken, and I went to an auction granddaughters are ready for leadline! and came home with four Arabians! What do you love most about the Arabian Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in horse industry? The wonderful horses your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I themselves—their beauty, spirit, heart and have had the pleasure of working with personality. Second only to the horses are many wonderful trainers during my years of the wonderful friends that I have made, who showing: Scott Brumfield, Debbie Reid and support me in both my joys and sorrows. Steve Dady. My biggest mentor, however, Arabian horse people are just the best! would be my current trainer, John Ryan,

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Bombey CC

(The Arrsonist x Gypsey Bey Genie) Competing in: H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Beth Whelihan Owned by Whelihan Arabian Farms, LLC

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JKF Noble Intentions

(MHR Nobility x El Milagro’s California Capers) Competing in: H/A Country Open with Michael Whelihan and H/A Country English Pl 55 & Over with Diane Franklin Proudly owned by Diane Franklin

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ERA Thrillicious

(Baske Afire x Koriene) Competing in: H/A English Pleasure 40 & Over with Diane Franklin Proudly owned by Diane Franklin

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Apassionata

(Fabricius x Oolah Lah) Competing in: H/A Park AAOTR Proudly owned and shown by Deb Haug

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VSH Lady Catherine

(Majesteit x Starrita) Competing in: H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse with Michael Whelihan and H/A English Maturity with Deb Haug. Available for purchase. Proudly owned by Deb Haug

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Jumping Jack Flash BF

(MHR Nobility x Movie Maker) Competing in: H/A Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse with Michael Whelihan and H/A Country English Maturity with Deb Haug Proudly owned by Deb Haug

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SV Starlite

(Aploz x Firelite DGL) Competing in: Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Deb Haug Proudly owned by Deb Haug

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2011 Varian Arabians

ummer ubilee by Sidney Simpson

To the delight of Jubilee guests, talented trainer Jaime Hernandez, who has been with Varian Arabians for 20 years, entertains the crowd with his rope tricks while riding the Varian stallion *Jullyen El Jamaal through the crowd. 248A | A r A bi A n Hor Se T i meS


Varian Summer Jubilee

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he Varian Summer Jubilee is always first class—a combination of stunning horses, gourmet food and wine, entertainment, clinicians, and vendors. The elegance is wrapped in the warm congeniality of Sheila Varian and her long-time, dedicated staff. For one weekend, everyone becomes a part of that special family. Nestled in a green valley on Corbett Canyon Road, the Varian Ranch greets the Jubilee guests with colorful balloons, welltended rose gardens, impeccably clean barns, and a unique, historical Hall of Fame, which has been lovingly created by long-time, multi-talented staff member Angela Alvarez. It tells the story of the Varian Arabians—how it began and how it has grown throughout the years. On a hilltop is a small memorial garden and cemetery, where beloved horses have been buried, and in his private, well-deserved retirement pasture is Desperado V—still an icon. There are so many special touches to the weekend that it’s hard to know where to begin. Guests quickly become a family—some new and some returning year after year for the gala event—all of them huge Varian Arabian fans. We are enchanted by Sheila’s warm hospitality and by her sensitive, kind respect for her horses. It is pervasive in everything she does and says. In her clinics, she demonstrates how lightly a horse can be handled, making it

all look so easy, and we wish we could be half the horsewoman that she is. We are entertained. We are wined and dined. We giggle in the late-afternoon sun as well-known Arabian judge, Peter Cameron, admonishes us in his uniquely blunt way to “wipe the grease off the horses’ faces!” We are captivated again and again by Jaime Hernandez (Head Varian Trainer) who began as a stall cleaner and is now a key staff person. We watch him ride as though he is one with the horse, and we are spellbound. But, when it is all said and done, the focus of the weekend—what we have all traveled to see—is the magnificent horses of Varian Arabians. They are the real stars, and every year they take our breath away. We see them under saddle, and we see them at liberty. There is nothing more mystical than watching the Varian Arabians at liberty. Arched necks, tails high, snorting and blowing—they exemplify the Arabian horse at its best. Periodically they stop to investigate the crowd and then whirl and explode away in another direction. They float and prance to music that has been lovingly selected for each horse. Manes and tails fly in the wind, and we are

Always playful, Sheila demonstrates how light you can be with a horse—first on the ground and then later in the saddle—as she rides her personal ranch horse Jubilation to “Silver Music,” a song that Juni Fisher had composed for her.

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Varian Summer Jubilee swept away by their beauty. Sheila plays with them—gently encouraging them as she taps a little stick on the ground. It’s a game, and they love it. For a moment in time, it is as though she too is a horse at play. At the end of the presentation of the stallions, an emotional Sheila brings Desperado V into the arena for his 25th birthday celebration. You cannot help but be touched by the mutual love they feel for each other and by his beauty and spirit. Draped with flowers and garlands, he engages all of us as he struts through the arena—first to Marilyn Monroe’s

This year’s Jubilee was indeed a silver one. Not only did Desperado celebrate his 25th birthday, but three key staff people were honored for their 25 years of service: Mere Ruiz (Farm Maintenance), Angela Alvarez (Farm/Breeding Manager), and Bob Nafziger (Farm Maintenance). Sheila makes a point of recognizing her staff publicly every year.

unique rendition of “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” and then to his own song, “Desperado.” There is not a dry eye in the crowd. He is, after all, an icon and still stunning at 25. Where the horses at liberty have electrified the crowd, the traditional Mare Walk sets a different mood. It is late afternoon. Gentle breezes ripple through the pasture as guests visit the Varian mares and their babies. This is the future— the promise of things to come—the continuation of a legacy. Eventually they will be trained for the show ring, for trail rides, for working cows—for the family. But for now they are sweet babies, and the combination of their innocence, beauty, and potential touch us all.

Jullyen El Jamaal delights the crowd with his antics.

Sheila spends some playful time with Desperado V.

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Varian Summer Jubilee Again and again throughout the weekend, we see that the Varian Arabian is more than a pretty face—it is an animal of athleticism, kind disposition, intelligence, and diverse talent. The Varian quality permeates the ranch. It’s visible in Sheila’s love for her horses and in her dedicated core staff. She openly values this talented team and never misses an opportunity to honor them publicly for all they contribute. Three staff members—Angela Alvarez, Bob Nafziger, and Mere Ruiz— have been with Varian for 25 years (something that is unheard

of in this ever-changing economy). The mutual respect is palpable. It is a tight-knit, dedicated team with a common focus—the exquisite horses of Varian Arabians. If you missed the 2011 Varian Arabians Summer Jubilee, you missed an amazing weekend. Mark it on your calendar for next year, and plan to be there. n

In an afternoon clinic, well-known judge Peter Cameron explains to a fascinated audience how he judges a horse.

Jullyen El Jamaal is always a crowd pleaser, clearly exuding the confident attitude that defines the Arabian breed.

Another highlight of the Summer Jubilee is the “Mare Walk.”

Pam Bell drew the lucky number to win a western pleasure ride on Maclintock V with Peter Cameron judging.

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U.S. National Contenders

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Chic Magnet

Dreamn Bout Chics x Dakaree

H/A Reining Junior Horse with Tyson Randle H/A Reining Horse Futurity with Tyson Randle

Owners: Jason & Jennifer Earles

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Starlights Paisleigh Bueno Starlight x Paisleigh

H/A Reining Junior Horse with Tyson Randle H/A Reining Horse Futurity with Tyson Randle

Just N Style Black N Style+// x Bint Myraa

Arabian Reining Junior Horse with Tyson Randle Arabian Reining Horse Futurity with Tyson Randle

HH Charmed N Color+/

Tucknicolor x Khabreah

H/A Reining Horse Open with Tyson Randle H/A Reining Horse AAOTR with Kim Niven Offered For Sale, Multi-National Champion

Owners: Tim Anderson & Kim Niven

VSH Cosmopolitan+

Majesteit x Play Girl MSC

H/A Hunter Pleasure Open with Sally Randle H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Mary Earle

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Santa Bravo V+

Bravado Bey V x Sweet Sanadika V

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Vicki MacFerren

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SI Dreammaker+// Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angel H/A Ladies Side Saddle Western with Sally Randle H/A Western Pleasure Select AATR with Debbie Helmick H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Mark Helmick

Fanfare WF

Desert Heat VF+/ x WF Fantazzia Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Sally Randle Offered For Sale

Owners: Mark & Debbie Helmick Tyson & Sally Randle • 30200 Magic Dog Circle, Kiowa, Colorado 80117 256A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Berry Blessed Phi Slama Jama x Berry Fancee

H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Cheryl Nelson H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Ashley Nelson

Levitation TM

Baske Afire x CY Spring Fire

Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Sally Randle Arabian English Show Hack with Sally Randle

Dun Waltzin Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa

H/A Reining Junior Horse with Tyson Randle H/A Reining Horse Futurity with Tyson Randle

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SS Jack Daniels Standing Room Only x Jordanelle

H/A Hunter Pleasure Open with Sally Randle H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Edie Howell

DR Lucky Ticket+//

Om El Shaheen x DR Bella Donna

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Edie Howell Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English with Edie Howell

Owner: Edie Howell

PA Montecello Always Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity with Sally Randle

WC Iliad

Odyssey SC x LH Dakoda Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open with Sally Randle Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Amanda Robertson Offered For Sale

Owner: Amanda Robertson Tyson & Sally Randle • 30200 Magic Dog Circle, Kiowa, Colorado 80117 258A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Sky High Connection V Hucks Connection V+/ x Hucks Sky Watch V

H/A Hunter Pleasure Open with Laura Rubin H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Laura Rubin Offered For Sale

Owner: Laura Rubin

BCR MidniteCowboy Sundance Kid V x Blush BCR

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity with Sally Randle Offered For Sale

Owner: Sarah Moor

CR Out of Chex Trevor VF x Dry Reins Sable

H/A Reining Horse Open with Kitt McDonald H/A Reining AAOTR with Kitt McDonald

Owner: Kitt McDonald

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(Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip)

2010 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Reining Futurity

U.S. National Half-Arabian Reining AOTR

Hollywood Spin Doctor (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda)

2011 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Non-Pro Reining Futurity

U.S. National Half-Arabian Reining Futurity with Tyson Randle

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Victim Of Love (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA)

2009 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian English Futurity 2011 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure 40 & Over 2011 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving

U.S. National Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Maturity U.S. National Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving with Rob Bick Rob Bick & Caralyn Schroter www.RBCShowHorses.com 919.202.8384 SEP TEMBER 2011 | 261A


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Reign Of Fire (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo)

North American Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure ATR

U.S. National Half-Arabian English Pleasure Maturity

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Hot As Afire (Afire Bey V x Sparkling Royalty)

2011 Buckeye and Region 12 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Park AOTR Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving

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2011 Region 9 Champion half-arabian hunter pleasure aaoTR 18-39 half-arabian hunter pleasure aaTR

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(Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey)

Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Buckeye Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Regions 12 & 14 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR

U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 50 & Over Contender with Jerry Newman Owned by Jerry Newman Birmingham, Alabama 266A | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES


(Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey)

Two-Time Reserve National Champion Open Western Pleasure Horse

2011

Buckeye Champion Arabian Western Pleasure

U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Open Contender with Gordon Potts www.thebrassringinc.com Burleson, Texas Phone: 817-447-0001 E-mail: info@thebrassringinc.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | 267A


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(Kordelas x Promocja)

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2011 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Buckeye Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Canadian Reserve National Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Contender with Gordon Potts U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Contender with Leslie Doran Sommer

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(Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock) 12-Time National Champion

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Contender with Carrie Doran Fritz U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Contender with Gordon Potts

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(Enzo x Sue Bees Honey)

2011 Undefeated in 2011 Western Pleasure Junior Horse Competition Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Western Pleasure Futurity Buckeye Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse Region 14 Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

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(Exxpectation+ x Starry Spumoni+//)

2010 Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39

2011 Buckeye Champion Half- Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Contender with Leslie Doran Sommer

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(Exxpectation+ x Starry Spumoni+//)

2011 Canadian National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Contender with J.T. Keller

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(Vanilla Zip x FMA Victoria Bay)

Available for Purchase

2011 Region 14 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity Contender with The Brass Ring Bred & Owned by

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(JDM Rain Dance x RC R Notorious)

Available for Purchase

2011 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Canadian National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure

U.S. National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 18-39 Contender with Megan Monette U.S. National Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Contender with Gordon Potts Owned by Michael, Linda & Megan Monette McKinney, Texas SEP TEMBER 2011 | 275A


(Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa) 2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Reining U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Reining

2011 Region 9 Champion Half-Arabian Reining Buckeye Champion Half-Arabian Reining

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Reining Contender with Gordon Potts Owned by Marcia Pellicone Argyle, Texas 276A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


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pectators to the U.s. nationals over the past five years might be forgiven for thinking that Lori Lawrence of starline Arabians burst onto the scene in 2006 when she began riding english horses with trainer Joel Kiesner. since then, the national championships—with such contenders as Adams Fire, Guns Afire, nabasken Afire, Polkapalooza and others—have piled up. but the truth is, Lori Lawrence crept quietly into the breed in the early 1980s, when she and her husband, Carey, indulged a dream she had nurtured since childhood: they bought an Arabian horse. Her equestrian skills, however, extend further back, to when she rode an array of horses in different disciplines as a kid. by the time she and her daughter, nicole, were able to attack the national Arabian scene in earnest, she brought to the ring the focus of a lifetime.

rental ponies, as she recalls, “just going on happy as a clam, no thought of what could happen to me.” she saw the other side of the coin a few years later when she was allowed to ride the Welsh Pony, sugarfoot, who promptly—and regularly—pitched her off. she didn’t care; she got back on and carefully neglected to inform her parents that she and sugarfoot didn’t always go in the same direction.

Lori eichen Lawrence grew up in Del mar, in northern san Diego County, a quintessential California girl except that her free time was spent more in the barn than at the beach. Her family enjoyed comfortable circumstances, but her parents, myron and Joan eichen, didn’t give in to their children’s every whim; she had to prove that her interest in horses was serious. it couldn’t have been much of a surprise, though, because Lori’s older sister, Claudia, loved riding too and had a Thoroughbred and a Welsh Pony. Lori got her first experience in the saddle literally strapped into it on

Later, Lori owned and showed two Quarter Horses in reining and western pleasure. it was at a local barn that she was introduced to the show ring, seeing her first saddle seat competition aboard a plantation Tennessee Walking horse owned by the farm’s manager, and she was so intrigued that she showed Walkers through her teens. it was also around this time that she met her first Arabian—a grey stallion named Arbitr, owned by Lester and Lynne miller, whose Acacia Arabians was also in the neighborhood. she recalls the day vividly; California horsewoman Kit Calafato was

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Her first horse of her own, a Thoroughbred/Quarter Horse cross named Poco, came when she was 9. “He was huge, and i was tiny,” she remembers. “He was stubborn, and i was inventive.” The first challenge was to figure out how to get on him when there wasn’t a fence or mounting block, so she taught him to lower his head and let her sit on his poll. He then raised his neck, and she could slide backwards over his mane, down to his back.


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jumping him. “I was so taken with his beauty and carriage,” Lori says, “but I knew it was out of my league to own a horse like that.” Still, the fascination would remain in her memory for years. It wasn’t until she married Carey Lawrence that her nascent dream became a reality. They were introduced when she was 16 and he was in his early 20s, an age difference her parents would not readily have accepted. But when they reconnected after her first year of college, it was another story, and in less than two years, they were married.

Lori Lawrence and her first horse, the Thoroughbred-Quarter Horse cross, Poco (above). Tennessee Walker Time— Lori as a teenager, showing at the Cow Palace (right).

As Carey remembers it, their age gap really didn’t mean much. “When she got to be 19, I think I was mentally still 21,” he jokes. They were on the same page in too many ways. “Some of the first things we did were go horseback riding and go to horse shows.” She would add that they also spent time on his race boat (“his passion”). “We’re both very driven and goal-oriented people, and we share a true love for animals,” reflects Lori. “We not only had passion for each other, we had mutual respect and a true friendship that has only grown deeper throughout our years together.” Carey had little experience in show horses, but his caring-for-animals credentials were solid. When he was in high school, his parents had told him not to get a dog he wanted—in fact, they said if he got the dog, he’d be out of the house. So he got the dog and moved into his car. “It was just too important to me,” he shrugs, “and I was willing to leave because of that.” (The situation later was resolved amicably.) And so it transpired that in 1983, just a year into their marriage, Lori and Carey Lawrence bought their first

Arabian, a Cal-O-Bask daughter named Savana Ana. “I fell in love with her,” Lori says simply, “but I knew she was way out of our range.” Breeder Patty Saccoman made them a good deal, although Lori chuckles that even a good deal pretty much cleaned out their bank account. Still, Carey’s career in sales with Mita was taking off, so they went with it. The only trouble was that Lori’s goal was saddle seat. “Savana Ana turned out to be a top-winning halter horse,” she reports, “but she was absolutely useless as a performance horse.” During this time Lori showed halter horses for Lynne Miller of Acacia Arabians, as well as her purebred stallion Bandolino in western pleasure. She also experimented with breeding, sending Savana Ana to Kaiyoum for a beautiful filly that was sold at her dam’s side. Lori continued to ride and show until the time she SEP TEMBER 2011 | 279A


went into labor with Kyle at a horse show in 1988. she and Carey trailered savana Ana home before heading to the hospital. Then in 1990, nicole came along. “When she was very young, i made a conscious decision that i would get back into horses,” Lori says. “And she was going with me.” Although today the 10 years between their first Arabians and the beginning of what is now starline Arabians seem rather distant and different, in reality they ran a parallel course to the Lawrences’ equine involvement. A considerable part of their current life is devoted to activities that began then. in 1984, soon after savana Ana joined the family, Lori’s dog, a miniature poodle, was hit by a car and killed. They had no intention of being without a dog, and when she couldn’t face another poodle, Carey suggested whippets. Lori’s approach mirrors the lessons she had learned in horses early on, particularly Arabians. “i researched and found the best breeder in California,” she says. “i didn’t want a show dog, but i wanted a really fine animal.” The whippet they purchased was a good dog and they loved her, but they had failed to take into account that they both worked, and she was lonely at home—so lonely that she tore up the house. on the advice of professionals they bought another dog to keep her company, purchasing The most winning whippet in AKC history, Champion Starline’s Chanel. Impressing the judge (top), and at Westminster, where she won the Hound Group in 2010, the only whippet bitch ever to achieve the honor (bottom).

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sight unseen with the specification that it be high quality, but not show level. However, someone must have made a mistake, because when ringmaster’s Gold Fever (“Quiche”) arrived, Lori took one look at her and realized that she was not only show quality, but also excellent show quality. “This dog made the hair stand up on the back of my neck,” she says. That single error took their lives in a completely unexpected direction. Quiche propelled them into the show ring and immediately made them a part of the whippet world. “she turned out to be not only a top show dog for several years, but also one of the top producers in the breed,” Lori says. one of her sons was Ch. starline’s reign on, the top-siring whippet in the history of the breed with 130 American champions on his record. (He died in 2004.) Long before they were well known in the Arabian breed, they were a coming force in whippets. Lori shakes her head. “i had no intention of going down that road with a show dog, but it really turned out to be a great thing, because i didn’t have the time to invest in horses. The dogs were a weekend thing that we could do, and we could take the kids.” Today, many of the Lawrences’ Arabian friends follow the starline whippets on Facebook® and in the show ring. Their latest star, 4-year-old starline’s Chanel, is the top-winning whippet in American Kennel Club history; she won the Hound Group at Westminster in 2010, the only whippet bitch ever so honored. With Westminster televised just the week before scottsdale, her owners arrived in Arizona to a chorus of congratulations not about their horses, but about Chanel. There have been a host of other champion whippets as well, as generations pass in the starline breeding program—so many that it would have seemed natural for the Lawrences to add Arabian horse breeding to their routine when the time came. but Lori resisted, and doesn’t see it happening soon, if ever, on more than a limited basis. she remembers all the study she put into learning whippet bloodlines and standards, and admits that when she commits herself, it is a katy-bar-the-door proposition. The same competitive spirit that drives her in the show ring would kick in, and she just plain doesn’t have the time and energy. “Given the point where i am in my life and where nicole is, we really just want to show, have fun and enjoy the horses,” she says. “We buy the majority of our horses from Tim and marty shea, and marty is so brilliant, i don’t think i could


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ever catch up with her. I’m going to leave that to the people who know it best.” When the Lawrences returned to Arabians in the late 1990s, Lori and Nicole proceeded carefully. They went back to Acacia Arabians and worked with trainer Bridgette White, and to this day, Lori is grateful to White. “I credit Bridgette with instilling in Nicole a kind of fearlessness, and just allowing her to feel that connection with the horses that we did,” she says. With White, Nicole went to the Youth Nationals at the age of 9, and competing not in Walk and Trot but in 13 & Under, finished 11th, riding the Back Street daughter, Sashianin. “Sasha” wasn’t the biggest-trotting horse on the circuit, but she was safe and that was most important to Lori and Carey. They were elated at the success, and over the moon when the following February, their daughter and Sashianin were named champions at Scottsdale. At the same time, Lori bought Carry On, a Reign On son, for herself. “I was probably in way over my head,” she says of her first U.S. Nationals ride. “But still, we went top ten in the 18-39 country class. It was a pinnacle—I didn’t need to do another thing in my life.” Over the next few years, they worked at improving their horsemanship. As early as 2001, at the age of 10, Nicole won two reserve national championships in the crowded 13 & Under division; by 2005, progressing through a succession of mounts, she boosted that to one national championship (on TR Brazen, trained by Kim VerHage), seven reserves and an assortment of top tens. At that point, Lori’s record included two national reserve championships and seven or eight top tens with Carry On, Shadow Fire SSM, Haavana, Barbarry Coast and Ghazs Way. And then quietly and without fanfare, Carey, realizing his wife’s desire to win a national championship,

It’s a family affair: Carey, Lori and Nicole Lawrence with Nabasken Afire (top). Kyle Lawrence with his grandmother, Joan Eichen (middle). Lori and her mother, Joan Eichen (bottom).

stepped in. He researched the best English trainers in the country, selected Joel Kiesner as the one he wanted to work with, and put in an order for a superstar. Joel found Guns Afire at Shea Stables, and the plan was for the young gelding to be a birthday surprise—until Carey had a sudden stroke of good sense and revealed his plans in time for Lori to take a test ride. It was a match, and everything went like clockwork. Eight months later, Lori and Guns Afire were named unanimous Canadian National Champions in English Pleasure Champions AAOTR 40 & Over. (Joel won unanimously with him in the open division.) That was the beginning of the Lawrences’ commitment to Kiesner Training Center, even though it meant flying across the country to practice on their show horses. Maybe it was the horses, maybe it was Joel Kiesner, and maybe it was just that the time was right and the stars SEP TEMBER 2011 | 281A


aligned, but over the next few years, both Lori and nicole Lawrence rocketed to the top of their divisions. nicole, in particular, had a habit of winning unanimous decisions. Lori, who appreciates each step in their evolution, can’t quite explain it, but she feels the synergy with Kiesner. “everything i did in my life, whether it be school or raising my kids or breeding my dogs or riding my horses, i really set out to be a success and be the best i can be at it and reach the highest level i can,” she says. “i realized very quickly that Joel was brilliant and that was inspiring to me—and nicole feels the same way.” she smiles. “The first couple of seasons with him were like learning a foreign language. You hear everything he says and you try to process it, and you just keep doing it until finally one day, it clicks. You go from not understanding a word to being fluent in Joel Kiesner.” With Kiesner, their list of champions has lengthened to include nabasken Afire, A Hearth Throb mTA, CP rock on, Polkapalooza and their headliner, Adams Fire, the exciting Half-Arabian whose record of 11 national championships includes four with Lori and two with nicole. This year’s nationals will see new faces on their show roster, as Adams Fire’s younger sister, eves Fire, will compete with Lori, while Joel will debut another sibling, emperors Fire, and nicole will partner Heirielle, an Afires Heir mare, and Afires Guns nroses, Guns Afire’s younger brother. Despite the steady diet of trophies, for Lori and Carey, the most important factor in their involvement with Arabians is not the winning. “i view it as something that kept nicole doing something very healthy,” says Carey, “as opposed to hanging out at malls and getting involved with all the other things kids can get involved with. i looked at it as helping her with her self-esteem, and it taught her responsibility. i could spend the money on drug rehab and all the other things kids can have problems with—or i could spend it on something that we all enjoy as a family. And nicole loves it; it’s not something that her parents are forcing her to do.” The comment is heard more than once that Lori and nicole are best friends, and the temptation might be to think that adults sometimes cherish illusions, especially about teenagers. but nicole, now 20, has the last word. “my mom is definitely my best friend,” she nods. “Growing up through my high school and teenage years, i’m sure that my life could have gone differently, because i’ve seen my friends’ lives go very differently. but being around the 282A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

horses has kept me grounded, and allowed me and my mom to stay so close because no matter what i was going through, we always had that in common. We share so much together; i tell her everything going on in my life. We’re very lucky—we’ve never really gone through a bad time.” she reflects on her mother’s contributions to her life, and the role that horses have played. “overall, i think, it’s been her being a role model of a strong woman who’s happy. she’s very strong and independent, but really caring and sensitive, and through the horses, she’s taught me how to be humble and take life as it comes. she’s always been someone everyone in my family can count on and can go to for advice. she’s always been there.” Another crucial figure in the family involvement is Lori’s mother, Joan, who is a fixture at horse shows; when she recently trimmed her attendance a little, pleading age and energy, the team missed her keenly. “my mother has probably never been on a horse in her life, except maybe as a child in Golden Gate Park,” Lori says. “but she’s always loved animals, so when we were growing up, we always had a lot of animals at home (ducks, chickens, dogs, guinea pigs, snakes, rabbits, rats). When i was in Tennessee Walkers, it would de-stress me to go in the stall to pick my horse’s tail, and my mom would come in there with me. i’d hand her half the tail, she’d help me! At the time i didn’t think much of it, but now i think back and say wow. To this day, she helps us get ready. she goes from stall to stall with carrots and peppermints; she loves every one of the horses. she’s as involved as she can be without riding.” even Kyle, who was away attending the University of Arizona much of the time, is present at the shows via cell phone and texts, checking in on his mother and sister. much to nicole’s delight, he was there in person for her first national championship on Tr brazen. The only one missing is Lori’s father. His death in 2001 hit hard. “He was my best friend, my rock,” Lori says. myron eichen was a luminously intelligent man, a founder of companies that included one that developed broadband as it is known today. “but brilliant as he was, he never understood the horse thing; he was a linear thinker, and he didn’t understand doing something that depended on somebody’s opinion.” still, there is one irreplaceable memory of an incident that occurred shortly before he died. To this day, it summons


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tears. “When I had first gotten Carry On, I went to the Region 1 Show, and I hadn’t been showing since I was a kid, so it was a big deal for me,” she says. “It was right in our backyard, so I told my parents when I was going to be showing, but my dad had some function he had to go to and he said he couldn’t make it. I was bummed and a little bit hurt. There I was, just about ready to get on my horse in the warm-up ring, and across this scruffy dirt road comes my mom in her high heels and my dad in his suit. Even though it was something he could not understand, he showed up there and supported me. It was the first time I’d ridden an English horse since I was a teenager, and we won. And he was there.”

Winning the U.S. National Championship in English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Under—Lori Lawrence and Nabasken Afire in 2008. Nicole Lawrence and the 11time national champion Adams Fire, taking home the trophy at Youth Nationals in 2008.

At this stage of the game, Lori Lawrence and her family have a good life. Her family shares four acres in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with a crew of their retired show horses. Years ago, Carey was able to translate his career success into managing their investments from home, which allows him to attend most shows and even make some of the trips to Tennessee. “I’m always pinching myself and saying, ‘Things are pretty good for us,’” he says. (It’s not all about his girls; he’s particularly proud of Kyle, who just graduated from college and is facing a tougher job market than his parents ever knew.) And his wife? “Lori is somebody who is just good for me in my life. I needed someone who was focused; she came from a family for whom success was part of who they were. That helped me to use my abilities to my best.” He grins. “And there is also a lot of chemistry, and I think that’s one of the reasons we’ve stayed married for so darn long.”

“If there is one little mantra I’ve had through the years, it is ‘it’s the journey; it’s not just the prize,’” says Lori. That applies to more than the horses. “We truly enjoy every part of the journey, from going out in the evening to hand walk our horses and take them to graze … to sitting in the stalls in the shavings and feeding them carrots … to going out in the pastures with the babies at Joel’s and knowing them from the time they’re 6 months old until all of the sudden we’re riding and showing them. And going out with our retired show horses here, and grooming them and trail riding them. It’s not just about the roses and the photos and trophies in my office. When I look at all that, I think of the journey.” n SEP TEMBER 2011 | 283A


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2. ROL Skys The Limit+

(Cytosk+++/ x Callaway's Blue Sky) 2004 Half-Arabian Mare Sky is a perfect country pleasure horse for a junior or amateur. She has also been shown in driving and would be a great equitation mount. Numerous regional and National wins including 2011 Region 15 Champion and 2010 Canadian National Reserve Champion.

3. The Wizard King

(Grand Applause x CR Lady Surpreem) 2007 Arabian Gelding This young western gelding will be perfect for a junior or amateur rider. Very well-mannered and great disposition. He is a good mover and natural loper.

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(Baskafix II x Top Kat) 2003 Half-Arabian Mare Great hunter horse with lots of size and flash! "Reba" was Top Ten at the Canadian Nationals in 2011 in the open hunter class. She was previously shown as a western horse and won Region 12 and was Top Ten at U.S. Nationals in the junior horse class.

5. WHISTLE N AFIRE

(Afire Bey V x Whistle Stop) 2006 Arabian Gelding Very athletic young hunter pleasure horse. He has great size, a nice archy neck and is a beautiful mover. He won Reserve Champion at Region 12 in 2011. This one has a great career ahead of him.

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(*Jullyen El Jamaal x TAF Pritza) 2001 Arabian Gelding "Cody" is a beautiful gelding with both a successful hunter and halter career. He has regional and National wins in the JOTR hunter division. Very sporty and eye-catching. He is ready to win for you!

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(Baske Afire x TF K-Sera) 2007 Arabian Mare Adorable, bay mare that is ready for the show ring in western pleasure junior horse. She is easy to ride and suitable for a youth or amateur rider. Very smooth gaited and a great loper.

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(Cytosk+++/ x WP Rivanna) 2007 Half-Arabian Mare Extremely good-minded with a great dispositon. "Annie" has been shown several times this year and has won lots of blues in junior horse and amateur hunter classes. Would be a kid's dream horse!

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Arabian Horse Times columnist Sheila Varian has been busy this past year. In addition to her ranch duties, she’s done everything from walking the tundra to teaching at the highly-respected Light Hands Horsemanship Clinic. We welcome her back with a report on one of her favorite pursuits, one which few people get to experience: gathering cattle the same way our ancestors did—on horseback.

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of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s are familiar with cattle drives from the television westerns, and I expect most people figure that that sort of thing is just a piece of history now. The long-distance drives from Texas to Montana, or to Kansas City to ship the cattle, are no longer, but the routine of looking for cattle in the rugged parts of my country, gathering them up to move to a new part of the ranch, is not. That goes on today much the same as it did 150 years ago. My telephone is ringing from my rancher friends and relatives to gather cattle, especially in the early spring when branding time arrives and then in June when all the shipping of the steers and weaned calves is done. This is an account of a drive this summer.

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he plan this time was to start with the cattle we could find on the lower part of the ranch and drive them up the Slopes, gathering more as we went, probably about 200 head. At a place called the Fresno Gate, we would count the cattle before heading on over the top to the Mustang Field and finally on to the Rambo country. That would leave the West Slopes free until next year, so that they have a good cover of grass to protect the winter and spring grasses as they come up.

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met at the V6 on Tuesday afternoon. There was Jack, an apprentice girl from France named Naomi, my girlfriend Kristin Reynolds, and April and Brandon and me. That afternoon, we pushed about 50 head of cattle maybe a half mile up the Slopes, and we left them there to re-gather in the morning.

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Back Injuries In Horses—Part One by Heather Smith Thomas

Symptoms And Diagnosis There are many types of back injuries, including repetitive injuries due to use of the horse in an athletic career. These injuries can hinder a horse’s ability to perform. Richard D. Mitchell D.V.M., of Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, Conn., sees a variety of back problems in all breeds, but often the more serious problems occur in horses that jump or work off their hindquarters.

Signs of Back Pain “Many back problems show up first as a change in the horse’s performance,” says Mitchell. “It may be subtle to start with, but the horse is not performing as well as it was.” The horse may be irritable about working, resenting the weight of a rider or not traveling straight, or maybe just “off ” “We often need in his performance.

to make sure there’s not a mouth issue that’s producing these symptoms.” There may be primary issues in the back, and/or secondary problems. “Secondary issues in the back may be related to front leg and/or hind leg lameness,” Mitchell says. “If a horse is lame in a hind limb, there may be altered function in leg swing and this may produce soreness in the low back. Horses may show pain in that region even though it’s just secondary muscle soreness and not a primary back problem.”

Muscular pain in the low back can be due to a strain of the long gluteal muscle—which starts at the 18th thoracic vertebra (the last rib-bearing vertebra) and goes all the way back over the croup to the top of the femur (the entire span to put the whole of the lower back). “It’s puzzle together to see the real common to see horses get picture and know the true cause sore gluteal muscles when they have a sore hock or of a problem. If a horse has chronic high suspensory recurrent back pain, you need to problem or even a look at all the possible causes.” chronically sore stifle,” he explains.

The horse may demonstrate discomfort in the back when palpated or groomed. “Some horses show soreness in the saddle area, or behind the saddle area as far back as the croup, when experiencing primary back pain,” he says. “Resistance to saddling or to tightening the girth may also be a sign of back pain. “When the horse is working, pay attention to his posture. Does the horse work in a round shape with his back up and his head down, with his hind end coming well underneath himself (f lexing at the lumbosacral joint, where most of the low back f lexion is)? Or is the horse working in an inverted fashion with head up and back low, in a resistant fashion? Sometimes a horse with a high head has mouth problems, so you need to evaluate dental issues and the temporalmandibular joint

Diagnosis We often need to put the whole puzzle together to see the real picture and know the true cause of a problem. If a horse has recurrent back pain, you need to look at all the possible causes. “One of the things that often looks like a back problem is gastric ulcers,” Mitchell says. “Many horses with severe gastric ulcer issues have symptoms that look like back problems and orthopedic issues. Experience on the part of the veterinarian is important, paying attention to what the horse has been doing, its dietary habits, how it’s SEP TEMBER 2011 | 293A


A Leg Up fed, when it seems to get the pain, etc. Does it get the pain the day after it arrives at a horse show? There may be some concurrent stress that sets off an active gastric ulcer syndrome that might be causing the horse to be uncomfortable, mimicking back pain. Many horses that have gastric ulcers have points along the back that are

anything from muscle strain to strain of the sacroiliac joint and ligaments, strain of the supraspinous ligament, facette or joint arthritis in the lumbar spine. Pain can also stem from injury to the hip joint or trauma to the pelvis, or it can also be a by-product of limb pain. There is a lot to sort out in diagnosing the root of the problem.

“At the beginning of a diagnostic examination, it is important to stand a ways off and look at the horse’s overall symmetry—from front, rear and side views—and take a look down the spine from a higher vantage point to see if there is any crookedness.”

At the beginning of a diagnostic examination, it is important to stand a ways off and look at the horse’s overall symmetry—from front, rear and side views—and take a look down the spine from a higher vantage point to see if there is any crookedness. “Is there symmetry to the musculature?” Mitchell elaborates. “Are there areas of atrophy or skeletal imbalance? Is the pelvis crooked, or affected by muscle atrophy that makes it look crooked? Does the horse have crooked legs, shoulder atrophy or concavity along either side of the dorsal spine in the saddle region or just behind it? Any of these things are abnormal and need to be taken into consideration.”

painful and almost indistinguishable from back pain. You have to arrive at diagnosis through a process of elimination.” Proper diagnosis is crucial before you can help the horse.

He goes over the horse thoroughly, palpating specific areas that can give a clue regarding soreness. “If certain muscles are sore, it may be because the horse is carrying himself in a particular way,” he says. “It’s also important to check the neck mobility and range of motion before we go ahead with a typical lameness examination.

“The horse may have back pain, but it may or may not be a back problem,” he says. “Thus, we need to determine the origin of the problem. An experienced veterinarian, with the aid of a good physical examination on the ground—palpation, flexing and jogging the horse, and possibly watching the horse work under tack—can often discover what hurts.” Primary back injuries can be

“The veterinarian needs to listen to what the rider or trainer says about how the horse is working, and perceived difficulties such as head carriage, whether or not the horse can engage the hind end and work from underneath himself, etc., or if he’s strung out with a hollow back.”

Back Problems May Be Related To Conformation Or Work Certain breeds and disciplines have more problems in certain areas than others. In general, horses with a short back tend to have more joint and bone problems, while horses with a long back tend to have more muscle and ligament problems. Horses that work off their hindquarters usually have different issues than trail horses. Racehorses often have different injuries than jumpers. Some problems can be interrelated and a combination of factors. An example is spinous process impingement (kissing spines), which may be a by-product of other painful conditions in the back. “The horse might not have kissing spines if he didn’t also have ventral lordosis (sway back),” explains Mitchell. “If the back wasn’t already painful and hollowing, the horse might not have been as prone to jamming the spines together.”

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A Leg Up The experienced observer will also watch how the horse moves in response to rider weight—with the rider sitting, posting, standing out of the saddle, posting on the wrong diagonal, in big circles, little circles, on hard ground, soft ground, etc. All of this can give the observer a clue about whether or not this horse might have a back problem or a limb lameness. If lameness is detected after a f lexion test, the veterinarian can do a nerve block or further diagnostics to determine if the lameness originates in the back or is related to a limb problem. “If with further examination it appears that more of the signs are coming directly from the back, the use of rider weight/ and or application of a surcingle (and weight) may give clues to how the horse responds to pressure on the back,” says Mitchell. Many back-related lamenesses go undiagnosed because the examining veterinarian doesn’t put a rider on the horse. “Saddle makers try to fix all back problems with proper saddle fit,” he says. “Proper saddle fit is necessary, but rarely the cause of the problem. It is important to have a properly fitting saddle, and I think some horses can have soreness related to an improperly fitting saddle, so saddle fit should always be evaluated. “If symptoms and examinations lead us to the fact that the back itself is the source of discomfort, somewhere from the withers to the top of the croup,” he adds, “there are a number of things that can be done diagnostically for further evaluation of the horse with and without a rider, with and without tack, watching how the horse moves. “Radiographs of the back, with today’s new digital x-ray equipment, have made it so most equine veterinarians can get good radiographs of the dorsospinous processes of the withers and back,” Mitchell says. “Ultrasound examination, with training, can also help veterinarians evaluate problems of the back, including issues with dorsal longitudinal ligaments, etc. The facette joints can also be evaluated with ultrasound. The supraspinous ligament is the large ligament that runs down the top of the back and keeps all the spinous processes in line with one another. This

ligament can become swollen and irritated, and can easily be evaluated with ultrasound and experience. The veterinarian can radiograph the spinous processes and examine them for impingement (“kissing spines”) or evidence of possible fracture. “For sacroiliac problems we still do rectal ultrasound examinations to assess the lumbosacral joint and L4, 5 and 6 lumbar spaces, and the sacroiliac joint. This requires some experience, but examining these areas via rectal ultrasound can be very valuable.” He looks at the nerve roots in the lumbosacral and sacral areas that combine to form the sciatic nerve to see if there are bony changes.

“Nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) is useful in identifying chronic arthritis, chronic bone problems, and chronic sacroiliac inflammation in the back.” “We used to do some local anesthesia in the back, but results are very nonspecific,” he says. “Local anesthesia between the dorsal spinous processes might relieve symptoms but is not necessarily identifying where the problem is. “Years ago, attempts were made to block the sacroiliac, but this is not without risk. This can affect the sciatic nerve and the horse might have a problem standing, so we rarely do this anymore.” Nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan) is useful in identifying chronic arthritis, chronic bone problems, and chronic sacroiliac inf lammation in the back. “This can really help elucidate what is going on, if other methods have failed to do so,” says Mitchell. “It can let us know we need to radiograph or ultrasound a certain area— perhaps the withers or neck if the scan shows a hot cervical facette joint.” n See Part II in the September 2011 AA issue.

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Index Of Advertisers

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ABCCA ............................................................................................305A-307A Adandy Farm......................................... 298A, 149AA-157AA, 322AA, BCAA AHT Beautiful Baby Contest .................................................................. 328AA AHT Subscription ........................................................................ 292A, 316AA AHT U.S. Nationals Coverage.............................. 300A, 301A, 326AA, 327AA AHT-Design.............................................................................. 256AA, 257AA AHT/Tutto Arabi Collaboration ............................................................... 72AA Allen, Jeffery............................................................................................. 153AA Anderson, Tim and Kim Niven...................................................................254A Andrews, Lynn ......................................................................................... 212AA AnnaBrooke Palms Arabians ................... 13Rohara (87AA), 25Rohara (99AA) Aquirre, Kelli .................................................................................... 196A, 200A Arabian Celebration Horse Show .................................................................33A Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain, LLC ................. 6Shada, 7Shada (38AA, 39AA) Arbuckle’s Arabians ......................................................................15Shada (47A) Argent Farms LLC .....................FCA, 1Argent-40Argent (37A-76A), IFCAA Avery, Candace ............................................................................................181A

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Baahir Group, The ............................................... 6Argent, 7Argent (42A, 43A) Bartlett, Art & Elizabeth ......................................................................... 130AA Battaglia Farms ...............................................................................58AA-67AA Beall Family, The...................................................................................... 259AA Bella Partnership, The .............................................................................. 294AA Belvedere Farm, LLC ....................................................................... 178A, 179A Bennink, Ron & Barbara.......................................................................... 165AA Berkheimer, Elvin ..................................................................................... 225AA Bilgrien Arabian Ventures ...........................................................294AA-296AA Boggs, Terry Anne.......................................................................... 22AA, 23AA Boisvert Farms, LLC ............................................................................ 77A-81A Boylan, Jeanne Marie, Anna & Colleen ......................................................199A Bradley, William & Laura ........................................................................ 178AA Brevian Arabians ....................................................................... 332AA, IBCAA Brinkman Arabian Stables .............................12Shada, 13Shada (44AA, 45AA) Britomar Ltd. ........................................................................................... 250AA BV Arabians ................................................................................................255A

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Calvillo, Julio & Genevieve and Sierra Crooks .............................. 16AA, 17AA Carden, Juliet & Nick ................................................................ 222AA, 223AA Carrington, Laura..................................................................................... 254AA Cedar Ridge Arabians .............10Argent, 11Argent (46A, 47A), IFCAA-29AA Chestnut Hill Arabians ... 6Rohara, 7Rohara (80AA, 81AA), 23Rohara (97AA) ChriShan Park Arabians .............................................................246AA-255AA Clanton Performance Horses ......................................................233AA-237AA Colonial Wood Training Center .................................................205AA-220AA Conway Arabians ................................................................................. 28A-31A Copeland, Don ........................................................................14Rohara (88AA) Cornerstone Ranch ...............................................................29Rohara (103AA) Cortese Arabians .........................................................................119AA-123AA Cowette Seward, Nancy ....................................... 8Argent, 9Argent (44A, 45A) Crescent Creek Farms ..................................... 207AA, 210AA, 211AA, 217AA Curley, Sheila.............................................................................................. 68AA Cylent Arabians LLC .................................................................................264A

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Dale Brown Performance Horses ............................................................. 166AA Daly Pride Arabians, LLC ........................................................18Shada (50AA) Daniel Training Center ...............................................................................118A Day, Tia .................................................................................................... 285AA Dez Rey Arabians .................................................................................... 109AA Diamond Hill Arabians................................................................. 297A, 321AA Dolorosa Arabians .................................................................................... 4A, 5A Doran, Cheryl .............................................................................................184A Dremel Enterprises, Inc.......................................................62AA, 63AA, 67AA DST Arabians ............................................................................ 39Argent (75A) 302A | A R A BI A N HoR SE T I MES

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Earle, Mary..................................................................................................254A Earles, Jason & Jennifer ..............................................................................253A Egyptiansales.com ......................................................................... 299A, 323AA El Shawan Group, The................................................................... 30AA, 31AA Epps, Jessica ............................................................................................. 131AA Equid System Ltd. .............................................. 70MW, 71MW (162A, 163A) Essenberg, Ruth ....................................................................................... 230AA

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Fazenda Floresta, LLC..................................... 14Argent, 15Argent (50A, 51A) Fern Spring Farm ..................................................................................... 166AA Figueroa, Samantha .................................................................... 172AA, 173AA Finney, Elaine ....................................................................................191A-194A Fisher, Wendy & Arielle ........................................................................... 155AA Flying Horse Ranch ................................................................................. 228AA Flynn, L.A. .......................................................126AA-128AA, 132AA-135AA Four Moore Ranch .................................................................270A, 271A, 274A Franklin, Diane................................................................................. 242A, 243A Frierson Atkinson.......................................................................... 299A, 323AA Frommann, Lori-Kay ............................................................................... 213AA

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Gallún Farms, Inc........................................................................... 30AA, 31AA Garlands, Ltd...............................................................................280AA-287AA Gemini Acres ....10MW-13MW (102A-105A), 20MW, 21MW (112A, 113A), 38MW-45MW (130A-137A), 54MW, 55MW (146A, 147A), 59MW (151A) German, Rick & Sarah............................................................................. 136AA Glendenning, Susan ......................................................................................32A Grady Realtors ...............................................................................................201 Grand Arabians ................................................... 24MW, 25MW (116A, 117A)

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H B Arabians .................................................... 2Shada, 3Shada (34AA, 35AA) Haas, Betsy ..................................................................................................197A Haras Don Piero .................................................28MW, 29MW (120A, 121A), ......................................................................... 48MW, 49MW (140A, 141A) Haras JM ........................................................................................... 308A-BCA Haras La Catalina .....................................................................14Shada (46AA) Haras Los Palmares.............................................46MW, 47MW (138A, 139A), ...........................................................................66MW-69MW (158A-161A) Haras Mayed ..... 26MW, 27MW (118A, 119A), 62MW, 63MW (154A, 155A) Harper Arabians ......................................................................... 218AA, 219AA Harris, Pam .................................................................................................198A Harvey, Katie .....................................................................................260A-263A Haug, Deb .........................................................................................244A-247A Havice, J. Lancaster .......................................... 12Argent, 13Argent (48A, 49A) Havice, Karen ..........................................................................19Rohara (93AA) Heartland Arabians ............................................. 18MW, 19MW (110A, 111A) Hegg, Mrs. Mickey........................................................................ 299A, 323AA Helmick, Mark & Debbie ...........................................................................256A Hennessey Arabian, LLC ............................................................................180A Hesten Park .................................................................................258AA-265AA Howell, Edie................................................................................................258A Hruban, Amelia .......................................................................24Rohara (98AA) Hunt, Barbara Lynn ................................................................... 282AA, 283AA

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I Ask, LLC ..................................................................................................173A Isringhausen, Kim .......................................................................................281A Ivory Arabians .......................................................................30Rohara (104AA)

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Jacobsen, Van and Lee Afdahl.......................... 17Argent, 18Argent (53A, 54A) JMA Arabians .............................................................................................186A Johnson, Brandy ......................................................................20Rohara (94AA)

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Kalsow, Rebecca ......................................................................... 295AA, 296AA Kalsow, Rebecca & Margaret ................................................................... 264AA KD Acres.....................................................................................................175A Kern Realty & Rentals .................................................................. 299A, 323AA


Kevin Eagen Equine & Farm Insurance ....................................... 298A, 322AA Kiesner Training ................................................................................166A-182A Kinnarney, Dr. Joe .......................................................................................174A Knipe, Ken & Susan ....................................................................................187A

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Lamb Show Horses, Inc. .............................................................158AA-165AA Land Group Realty .....................................................................................277A Landon, R. Kirk ................................. 74AA, 1Rohara-5Rohara (75AA-79AA), ...................................8Rohara-11Rohara (82AA-85AA), 27Rohara (101AA) Lang, Steve & Beth .................................................................................. 252AA Larson, Angela ........................................................................... 35Argent (71A) Larson, Claire & Margaret ............................... 24Argent-27Argent (60A-63A), ..........................................................32Argent, 33Argent (68A, 69A), 171AA Larson, Claire and Greg Jacobs ........................ 28Argent, 29Argent (64A, 65A) Larson, Kara ............................................................................8AA, 9AA, 57AA Lefton, Lauren ......................................................................................... 129AA Liberty Meadows ............................................................................................7A Linear Rubber Products, Inc.......................................................... 297A, 321AA Long Point Ranch .................................................................................... 116AA Lowe Show Horse Center...........................................................110AA-117AA

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Magnolia Farm Arabians ........................................................................... 71AA Mahan, Karen ............................................................................. 247AA, 248AA Mahogany Hill Arabians ................................................................ 70AA, 71AA Mains, Meagan ......................................................................................... 251AA Mala, Alayna ............................................................................................ 154AA Marino Arabians ....................... 36MW, 37MW (128A, 129A), 57MW (149A) Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ........................................................... 297A, 321AA Matthews, Marikate ................................................................18Rohara (92AA) Maximuck, Nancy .............................................................................188A-190A McAlpin, Jeff ....................................................... 52MW, 53MW (144A, 145A) McDonald, Kitt ...........................................................................................259A Michels Family, The ................................................................................. 261AA Midwest................................. 8A-11A, 92A, 1MW-72MW (93A-164A), 165A Mike Neal Arabian Center LLC ..................................................................32A Milestone Arabians ........................................10Shada, 11Shada (42AA, 43AA) Miller, Lucinda ......................................................................................... 284AA Mirage Ltd. .............................................................................................. 233AA Mittenthal Arabians ................................................................................. 124AA Monette, Michael, Linda & Megan ............................................................275A Moor, Sarah .................................................................................................259A Moore, Tom & Elizabeth .....................6AA, 7AA, 20AA, 21AA, 24AA, 25AA Mulawa Arabian Stud ...................................... 30Argent, 31Argent (66A, 67A) Munro, Kimberley ...................................................................... 226AA, 227AA Musso, Linda ...........................................................................17Rohara (91AA) Mystica Arabians..................................... FCA, 20Argent-23Argent (56A-59A)

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Nelson, Bryan & Cheryl..............................................................................257A Newman, Jerry .................................................................................. 266A, 267A North Arabians .................................................................................... 16A-20A North By Northwest LLC ............................................160AA, 162AA, 163AA Nurmi, Roy & Roberta..............................................................20Shada (52AA)

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O’Reilly French, Lindsay .......................................................................... 249AA Oak Haven Arabians ...................................................................167AA-178AA Oak Ridge Arabians ............................................14MW-17MW (106A-109A), ........................ 22MW, 23MW (114A, 115A), 34MW, 35MW (126A, 127A) Overall, Auriel ............................................................................................ 66AA

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Pay-Jay Arabians ........................................................................... 298A, 322AA Pellicone, Marcia .........................................................................................276A Performance Plus Arabians ........................................................................ 57AA Persing Family, The .................................................................22Rohara (96AA) Pope, Richard ........................................................................................... 258AA Prairie View Farm ............................................. 8Shada, 9Shada (40AA, 41AA) Progressive Nutrition® ............................................................................. 297AA

Rick Gault Training ......................................................................... 284A, 285A Riverview Arabians ........................................16Shada, 17Shada (48AA, 49AA) Robertson, Amanda .....................................................................................258A Rock Ledge Arabians ..................................................................... 68AA, 69AA Roe, Maudi ............................................................................................... 207AA Rohara Arabians .............................................................................73AA, 74AA, ..................................... 1Rohara-32Rohara (75AA-106AA), 107AA, 108AA Ron Copple Training Stables ................................................................... 124AA Rooker Training Stable ...............................................................221AA-232AA Rosa, Eric and Randy Sorum ......................................................................241A Ross, David Zouch .................. 4Argent, 5Argent (40A, 41A), 24Shada (56AA) Rubin, Laura ...............................................................................................259A Ryan, Mary ............................................................................................... 157AA

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Scesny, Janet and Natalie Datien .............................................................. 121AA Schwichtenberg, Leon & Sharon ............................................................. 296AA Shackelford, Don & Kimberly ....................................................................172A Shada, Inc. ............................1Shada-24Shada (33AA-56AA), 332AA, IBCAA Shamrock Farms.......................................................... 268A, 269A, 272A, 273A Showtime Training Center ................................................................195A-200A Sichini .........................................................................................269AA-273AA Silver Lake Arabians .............................FCAA, 4Shada, 5Shada (36AA, 37AA) Silver Stag Arabians .......................................................150AA-152AA, BCAA Simmons, Jim & Christine....................................................................... 164AA Sink-Krusenstjerna, Barbara....................................................... 34Argent (70A) Sloan Family, The ................................................ 64MW, 65MW (156A, 157A) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians .......................................................... 22A, 23A Springwater Farms ............................................................................183A-194A St. Martin Arabians, Ltd. ............................................................................177A Stahler, Sara .................................................................................... 64AA, 65AA Starline Arabians, LLC ..........................................................168A-171A, 176A Steinhaus, Leslie & Kelly ......................................................................... 260AA Stemple, Jennifer .....................................................................15Rohara (89AA) Strand’s Arabian Stables................................................................................21A Strawberry Banks Farm ........................................................................ 24A-27A Sweetwater Arabians .................................................................21Shada (53AA)

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Tangle Ridge Farm ........................................... 36Argent, 37Argent (72A, 73A) Ted Carson at Butler Farms Training Center ............................... IFCA, 1A-5A The Brass Ring..................................................................................265A-276A The Hat Lady ............................................................................... 297A, 321AA Timberidge Ranch LLP ................................................208AA, 209AA, 214AA Twin Creek Farm LLC ...............................................................................199A Tyler, Elizabeth and Walter & Shirley McNeely ........................................197A

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Van Dyke, Les & Diane ............ 50MW, 51MW (142A, 143A), 56MW (148A) Vicki Humphrey Training Center ...............................................125AA-137AA

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Weber Arabians .................................................................................... 34A, 35A Weiler, Carolyn......................................................................28Rohara (102AA) Werts, Michele& Todd............................................................................. 253AA Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC.........................................................239A-247A Wiechmann Family, The ............................................................ 16Argent (52A) Wiley II, George .........................................................................................197A Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc..................................................... 297A, 321AA Windwalker Enterprises LLC ..........................................60AA, 61AA, 224AA Winer, Maddy .......................................................................26Rohara (100AA) Winkler Orthwein, Ellen ......................................................................... 215AA Winnie, Stanley ........................................................................................ 156AA

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R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................. 297A, 321AA RaDon, Inc. ................................................................................... 299A, 323AA Rae-Dawn Arabians ............................................................................. 13A-15A Randle Performance Horses ..............................................................252A-260A RBC Show Horses LLC .................................................................. 261A, 262A Red Tail Arabians ....................................................................... 38Argent (74A)

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