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*Marwan Al Shaqab x Ames Mirage, by Brass


CRF

MARWAN TULSA 2011

U.S. National 2-Year-Old Colts with Andy Sellman

let there be


DeDication

teamwork

commitment


Just the fActs of our AmericAn owneD AnD breD ArAbiAns:

42

Years in the horse business

648 Arabian horses bred 595 National titles The Ames family horses have won National titles in all major divisions.

wishing everyone the best At 2011 u.s. nAtionALs!

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Dick & LoLLie Ames SEP TEM BER 2011 | 3AA


ArAbiAn PArk Horse oPen with Tom Moore SHF EncorE (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

2011 Canadian National Unanimous Champion Arabian Park Horse Open

Owned by EncorE SElEct Group llc

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SHF

ENCORE SEP TEM BER 2011 | 5AA


ArAbiAn English PlEAsurE OPEn with Leah Boyd Starr llight (Reign On x Charm ETA)

Multi-National Champion Arabian English Pleasure

Owned by Tom and ElizabETh moorE

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Starr LLight SEP TEM BER 2011 | 7AA


ArAbiAn English PlEAsurE Junior horsE with Leah Boyd

ArAbiAn English PlEAsurE AAoTr MATuriTy with Kara Larson Ames CelebrAtion (Matoi x Ames Mirage)

2010 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse

Owned by Kara Larson

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Ames CelebrAtion SEP TEM BER 2011 | 9AA


RJ Ames 10AA | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES


ArAbiAn Country PleAsure Driving oPen with John Golladay RJ Ames (Brass x Toi Jabaska+//)

Region 10 Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Driving

Owned and bred by Cedar ridge arabians www.cedar-ridge.com

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Good Vibrationss 12AA | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES


Half-arabian Country Pleasure Driving oPen with John Golladay Good Vibrationss (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues)

2011 Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving

Owned by Cedar ridge arabians www.cedar-ridge.com

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Noble Supreme 14AA | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES

CrF


ArAbiAn English PlEAsurE Futurity with John Golladay Noble Supreme CrF (A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska+//)

Owned and bred by Cedar ridge arabians www.cedar-ridge.com

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Toi SenSaTion 16AA | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES

CRF


Half-arabian Country Pleasure futurity with John Golladay Toi SenSaTion CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi)

Owned by: Julio & Genevieve Calvillo and daughter Sierra CrookS

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ArAbiAn Country PleAsure Driving AotD

rJ Ames ArAbiAn PleAsure Driving AotD

A Noble CAuse HAlf-ArAbiAn Country PleAsure Driving AotD

Good VibrAtioNss Owned by Cedar ridge arabians www.cedar-ridge.com

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Dick Ames SEP TEM BER 2011 | 19AA


ArAbiAn PArk Horse AAoTr & englisH PleAsure AAoTr 40 & over with Elizabeth Moore Starr llight (Reign On x Charm ETA)

Multi-National Champion Arabian Park and English Pleasure

Owned by Tom and ElizabETh moorE

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Starr LLight SEP TEM BER 2011 | 21AA


ArAbiAn English show hAck AAoTr with Terry Anne Boggs MP Klassique Bey (Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey)

2011 Scottsdale Champion Arabian English Show Hack AATR

Owned by Terry Anne Boggs

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BP

Klassique Bey SEP TEM BER 2011 | 23AA


ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Junior horsE with Tom Moore

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE AAotr MAturity with Elizabeth Moore Lots of fire Crf (DS Major Afire x G Kallora)

offered for saLe Owned by Tom and ElizabETh moorE

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Lots of fire

Crf

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Photo by Jim Dowling

Lara ames


Mr AMes CrF

ArAbiAn Country PleAsure AAotr MAturity

CrF IntoxICAtIng

HAlf-ArAbiAn Country PleAsure AAotr MAturity

Owned by Cedar ridge arabians www.cedar-ridge.com

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It’s hardwork, dedIcatIon and the people, that make all thIs possIble! Eric Krichten ..........................farm managEr mike Brennan............... BrEEding managEr Leah Boyd ............................................. TrainEr John golladay....................................... TrainEr Tom moore ........................................... TrainEr Tulio “Jose” alvarenga, Jesus Hernadez & richard Tirado ........................ SHow groomS Heather Linnenbringer ... riding inSTrucTor diana Loerzel ......................officE managEr deb Trebesch....................... adminiSTraTivE Tony ferguson ......................grapHic dESign cory Hafemann Bill Heffern ........mainTEnancE managErS wilfredo “Luis” alcantar, oscar Esparza, Jurio “Julio” ramiraz & cervando “victor “ retamoza ...mainTEnancE Brian dahm dvm, Brad Hill dvm & paul weitz dvm ...........................vETErinary Kyle anderson, Ted froedermann & Blair rains ........................................... farriErS

and to all a tremendous thanks!

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U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH GREG GALLÚN

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4x Brazilian National Champion A Leading Sire of the Brazilian Nationals Las Vegas World Cup Champion Stallion Highest Scoring Horse EVER Las Vegas World Cup Champion Stallion 6-8 Years Old Las Vegas World Cup High Score for Body

Proudly owned by The El Shawan Group, Brazil For Breeding Information contact Gallún Farms Phone 805.693.0083 • www.gallunfarms.com SEP TEM BER 2011 | 31AA


Cover Story

Star Ghazal And Silver Lake Arabians by Colleen Scott

Tarrance Floyd of Silver Lake Arabians, Wichita, Kansas, had been dreaming of owning Arabian horses since the first time he ever rode a horse. “I was a little boy, growing up in Oklahoma, and the first horse I ever rode was an Arabian.” Hooked ever since, he would have to wait a while to realize his dream, but talk to him today, decades later, and it was well worth it. “They are just incredibly beautiful and smart horses,” he says. Tarrance, along with his wife, Jacqueline, and children Justine and Tarrance II, have been studying the industry and bloodlines for many years and decided to take the plunge themselves a few years ago. They began their foray into the Arabian horse world by purchasing a Tarrance, along with his wife, Jacqueline, share of the Odyssey and children Justine and Tarrance II. SC son, KA Odysseus, and ultimately, Odyssey SC. Since then, their journey has taken them around the country. It was on just one of those journeys to Scottsdale in February 2011 when Tarrance discovered Star Ghazal. Then at BP Arabians, the 1998 bay stallion caught his attention immediately. “There was something about him,” recalls Tarrance. “He was so majestic and charismatic, along with being very correct. Spending time around him, I was also able to discover his incredible disposition. Then, through research, I discovered his impeccable bloodlines.” That Tarrance was impressed with Star Ghazal really doesn’t come as a surprise. His sire, Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora), is one of the industry’s most noteworthy stallions and is a World Champion, Middle East Champion and the 2005 U.S. National Reserve Champion Senior Stallion. Also, Gazal Al Shaqab’s offspring have been the recipients of accolades around the world. Star Ghazal’s dam, C Starlite Bey, is the daughter of Ray Dor Echo, the 1986 U.S. National Champion Futurity Stallion. Star Ghazal made his mark in the show ring in the late 1990s and in the early part of 2000. He was 1999 Region 16 Champion Arabian Yearling Colt and U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Colt that same year in a highly competitive field of 48. He followed that up with regional championship titles in 2000, 2002 and 2004. He was also Canadian National Champion Senior Stallion in 2004. When Tarrance received a call that offered Star Ghazal for sale, it didn’t take long for a decision to be made. Tarrance and 32AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Star Ghazal (Gazal Al Shaqab x C Starlite Bey).

Jacqueline thought the stallion would be the perfect foundation sire for their Silver Lakes Arabians breeding program. The deal was made and as of this writing, plans are underway for the stallion to travel to Shada Inc., where he will be managed and promoted. “He is an incredible stallion and we are excited to make him part of the Shada family,” says Jeff. “The Gazal Al Shaqab bloodline is one that produces offspring with a lot of charisma, type and the kind of natural talent that stands out in a show ring. I think Star Ghazal has a long future ahead of him as a sire.” The stallion’s offspring have already been in the winner’s circle around the country and with the backing of the Floyd family and Shada, his influence will continue to be seen. Tarrance has plans to breed the stallion to his fine group of mares, which includes daughters of Ames Charisma, Falcon BHF, Fausto CRH, LD Pistal and Odyssey SC. “We are really looking forward to taking the next step with Silver Lake Arabians and believe Star Ghazal is an important part of our future,” says Tarrance. “The Arabian horse industry is at an exciting and pivotal time, and Star Ghazal is one of those stallions that we think is going to be a part of the industry for a long time to come.” n


“In the Universe of Possibilities,

Set the Context and Let Life Unfold.” -B. Zander

Jeff and Roxanne Schall Jerry Schall and Anissa Weber Dave and Sheila Schall Austin Miller

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 1


Owned by H B Arabians John Hilliard and Christine Bruce Santa Ynez, CA www.HBArabians.com

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World Cup and National Champion

*Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace

Multi Program Nominated Sire CA and SCID Clear

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

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Owned by Silver Lake Arabians Tarrance and Jacqueline Floyd Ph: 316-648-4529 www.SilverLakeArabians.com

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Shada Welcomes The National Champion

SttararG hazal Star St Gazal Al Shaqab x C Starlite Bey

To Our Star Studded Stallion Roster!

Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

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National Champion

Owned by Lisa K. East Arabians of Qiran Al Sa’Dain, LLC Ph: 215-620-7977 www.MarjesticWA.com 6 • SHADA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U.S. National Champion Stallion Contender AAOTH with Lisa East Regal. Aristocratic.

(Marwan Al Shaqab x Mirage WA)

Multi Program Nominated SCID and CA Clear Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 7


Maasai

U.S. National Champion Contender Two-Year-Old Stallions With Jeff Schall Reserve National Champion

Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW

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PVF


Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com

Owned by Prairie View Farm Ann and Punch Benson Minnetrista, MN

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 9


All This Because Two People Fell In Love ...

(DA Valentino x Bey Amore) 2008 Bay Stallion

Nestled on the outskirts of Kansas City in Basehor, Kansas is a “little piece of heaven” where MileStone Arabians and cattle ranch call home. Steve and Darla Miles attribute the great advice they have received from friends as the single most important factor in the success they have experienced. Their incredible mare collection represents the finest the breed has to offer! Most every horse on the ranch has either been a National Champion or is sired by a National Champion. “Although this is wonderful,” says Darla, “Steve and I truly enjoy the process involved with choosing the right stallions for our mares. The excitement and satisfaction that comes along when the resultant babies turn out great is indescribable.” Overjoyed with this year’s foals and show success, 2011 remains a testament to the foundation the Miles have laid. With fillies by Marwan Al Magnifficoo, Marhaabah and Ajman Moniscione, and a colt by DA Valentino, “A favorite is almost impossible to pick at this point!” says Steve. 2012 holds an excitement all its own as we wait with extreme anticipation for the foals sired by our outstanding stallion Valerio (DA Valentino x Bey Amore (dam of National Champion Pprovidence)) and other prominent stallions. Each new year holds such great promise. The Miles Family invites you to stop by and see just how blessed they have been!

2011 Canadian National Top Ten 2010 Scottsdale Champion 2010 Minnesota Fall Festival Champion 2010 Reserve Champion Iowa Gold Star AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Minnesota Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion SCID and CA Clear

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Ajadore

(Ajman Moniscione x CerenePhantasy) 2011 Bay Filly

Miss WickedWan (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Foxy Cayenne) 2011 Chestnut Filly

Vallagio

(DA Valentino x AW Fortune Ngold) 2011 Bay Colt

Owned by Milestone Arabians Steve and Darla Miles Basehor, KS Ph: 816-769-7172 www.MileStoneArabians.com

Sweet Tease (Marhaabah x Temptation T) 2011 Bay Filly Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 11


Aries

BFA

(Versace x MC Psynammon, by Psymadre) National Top Ten

Regional Champion

Minnesota Medallion Stallion SCID Clear 12 • SHADA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Alada Legacy National Champion

TR

(Legacy Of Gold x Alada Roses)

Minnesota Medallion Stallion SCID Clear Owned by Glenn and Susan Brinkman Pierre, South Dakota Home: 605-224-0255 • Ranch: 605-224-0773 glennhuntz@aol.com www.brinkmanarabianstables.com

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 13


The Exotic La Catalina Suitors Will Be Vying For The Attention Of ...

Intermezzo

LC

(AA Sabotaj x Rohara Marquisa)

(AA Sabotaj x LC Sinfonia, by Magnum Psyche)

LC

Vicario

(DA Valentino x LC Isabela) Owned by Lady Georgina Pelham Buenos Aries, Argentina Ph: 011-54-11-4-743-1571 cosufi@house.com.ar

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LC

Center Stage (Magnum Psyche x JJ Symphony)


S

olavita

(Da Vinci FM x Solvaria, by Solstice)

U.S. National Champion Contender Yearling Fillies

Managed by Zimmerman, MN Ph: 763-856-2190 arbucklearabians@aol.com

Shada, Inc. Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.comE-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaArabians.com www.ShadaInc.com

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 15


Tulsa’s Own Is Coming Home

V

KSB

eracity (Versace x Focus Infatuation)

Her Eyes On The Title 2011 U.S. National Futurity Filly With Jerry Schall 16 • SHADA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


A Versace Truth

In foal to Marwan Al Magnifficoo at Lovingly bred and owned by Kay Stone Buford Riverview Arabians 2800 S. Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114 Ph: 918 599-0006 • kaylous@aol.com

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 17


Minnestoa Fall Festival Auction Filly

(GH Maryn x Emmelyne)

Owned by Daly Pride Arabians, LLC Edward and Sarah Truitt Loomis, CA

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Available For Purchase


(NYN Hisani x Enjoue) 2007 Chestnut Gelding

Regional Champion Western Pleasure National Top Ten Halter

Available For Purchase

Shada, Inc.Owned by Roxanne Schall Elk River, MN 55330 Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.comE-mail: jrshada@gmail.com www.ShadaArabians.com www.ShadaInc.com

SEP TEMBER 2011 | SHADA • 19


Khemo Thyme KNZ

(Pyro Thyme SA x Khalendar Girl)

Regional Champion Sweepstakes Colt Scottsdale Top Ten

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph: 763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

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Available For Purchase Owned by Roy and Roberta Nurmi Fallbrook, CA rrnurmi@aol.com


Reserve National Champion Mare

A n n eBo l e y n

SW

(Odyssey SC x EF Foxcy Lady by, Out Of Cyte)

Owned by Sweetwater Arabians Amy and Jo Monro Snohomish, WA Ph: 425-923-9573

Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

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Shada continues to build on their reputation for excellent service of outstanding, nationally recognized stallions.

Marwan Al Magnifficoo

Maasai PVF

PA Scimitar

LC Adagio

Star Ghazal

Armando El Aryes Brixx IA

Aries BFA Marvilloso

Valerio


The Schall’s and their staff would like to offer a

sincere thank you to the following people who made a 2011 breeding decision based on this time tested tradition! Hussain AH Albeloushi Altamimi Arabian Stud Brenda Barkley Jerry Bauer Bell Family Trust Ann Benson Michael Bills Michael Bless Rita Brandin Daneisha Brazzle Kay Stone Bufford Donal Camacho Melissa Campbell – Jones Jerry Canda Murray Cannedy Mark and Liz Cerny Rhoda Coleal Bob and Connie Cutler Ross and Terri Danielson Milt and LeAnne Davis Kelly Davis Day Dream Arabians Carol Derus Terri Gellin Joel Desmarteau Richard DeWalt Frank Dillon Lisa East Margaret Friesz Sean Givens Maureen and Dan Grossman Kim Hamilton Donna Hammond Lank and Karen Havice H B Arabians Jeffrey Heinzl Brad Herman Deb Hodge Alexandra Hodsman Barbara Holliday Warren and Jan Jackson Roger and Barb Jacobson

Brandy Johnson Elka Johnson John Joyner Nora Keating Arlo and Jean Ketchpaw Renee Kramer Janice Larrison Joan Lawson Roxanne McSwain Duke Mendel Steven Mendenhall Steve and Darla Miles Lynne Miller Andrea Wadsworth Amy and Jo Monro Joe and Kathy Monroe Dana Montana Greg and Angela Norris Julie Patton Lady Gina Pelham Federico Garcia Pineyrua and Associates Stephanie Poole Simone Reynolds Dean Richman Regan and Renae Rohl David Zouch Ross Sharon Schwichtenberg MA Shatila Devon and Jason Shuster Sandra Solie Gary Stacey Andy and Christine Steffens Peter and Sheila Stewart Jerry and Linae Svennes Joe Sysel Debbie and Dave Treadwell Karen Van Anroy Michael Wade Katherine Wickstrom DeCarol Williamson Joel Wood Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph:763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

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(Aryes El Ludjin x Anais El Bri) Regional Champion World Cup Reserve Champion

2008 Grey Stallion Arabian Breeders Sweepstakes Minnesota Medallion Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion

Bred by La Movida Arabians • Gerlinde and Ferdinand Huemer • Austria Owned by David Zouch Ross • Lancefield, Australia • Ph: 011-613-5429-1467

Standing at Shada, Inc. Elk River, MN 55330 Ph: 763-441-5849 E-mail: sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com


2011 U.S. National Contenders in: HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 HA/AA English Pleasure with Deb McGuire Proudly owned by Kara Larson of Tea, SD Trained by Deb McGuire • Performance Plus Arabians of Sioux Falls, SD

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It'sNo Mystery ... For 40 years,

Battaglia Farms has brought style to the national show ring. Battaglia Farms is accepting horses for training and evaluation for sale and presentation during the 2011 Arabhorse Farm Tour and the 2012 Scottsdale Show.

WWW.BATTAgliAFArmS.com

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U.S. National Champion

Second Sight

Half-Arabian English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

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(Afires Vision x Silver Fantasy PV) owned by Windwalker Enterprises LLC - Karen and Olivia Stull - Scottsdale, Arizona www.BattagliaFarms.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | 61AA


U.S. National Champion

Infinity

csp

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Susan Drescher-Mulzet (Mamage x Broadway Play)

U.S. National Champion

Astro Man

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Susan Drescher-Mulzet (Hucklebey Berry x Scarlet Haze) 62AA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


U.S. National Champion

Gotta Wear Shades Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Susan Drescher-Mulzet Arabian English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

(Apollopalooza x Matariaelle Girl) owned by Dremul Enterprises, Inc. - Susan Drescher-Mulzet & Mark Mulzet - Paradise Valley, Arizona www.BattagliaFarms.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | 63AA


Multi-Regional Champion - U.S. National Top Ten

Heritage Sultan Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Sara Stahler

owned by Sara Stahler - Scottsdale, Arizona www.BattagliaFarms.com 64AA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Heritage Sultan Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

(Heritage Bey King x Extra Buttons) 2004 Gelding - Available for Purchase SEP TEMBER 2011 | 65AA


National Champion - Multi-Regional Champion

You Glow Girl Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Half-Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Half-Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR with Auriel Overall

(Justafire DGL x Ring Of Fire BM) 2000 Mare - Available for Purchase

owned by Auriel Overall - Tucson, Arizona www.BattagliaFarms.com 66AA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Multi-Regional Champion - National Top Ten

Mister Mamage

cw

Arabian Country English Pleasure with Bob Battaglia

(Mamage x Liraberry V) 2002 Gelding - Available for Purchase

owned by Dremul Enterprises, Inc. - Susan Drescher-Mulzet & Mark Mulzet - Paradise Valley, Arizona www.BattagliaFarms.com SEP TEMBER 2011 |67AA


Amalfi NL

(Jullyen El Jamaal x MFA Cominguproses, by Fame VF)

Contending in

Western Pleasure OPen with Chris Hall 2010 U.S. National Top Ten Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2011 Region 16 Champion Western Pleasure Open AVAilAblE FOR STUd SCid Clear

STANdiNg AT: Rock ledge Arabians Please contact Chris Hall for breeding information 480-495-6555 Proudly owned by: Sheila Curley

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Amalfi NL Contending in

ArAbiAn Western PleAsure select rider with Sheila Curley

Ggrand Slam Contending in ArAbiAn Western PleAsure Junior Horse with Chris Hall

ArAbiAn Western PleAsure select rider with Irene Pashtenko 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity 2011 Region 16 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

TR

Valley Girl Contending in

ArAbiAn Hunter PleAsure oPen with Nicole Hall 2009 Region 16 Unanimous Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse

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With great pride and anticipation, I have returned to my home state of Minnesota to pursue my own business, Mahogany Hill Arabians. I have had the privilege and pleasure of learning from and working with our industry’s greatest horsemen and now look forward to this new chapter of my own. Your inquiries on our services are welcome and appreciated.

-Jordan Simons

Jordan Simons • 3701 Oakgreen Ave. N., Stillwater, MN 55082 • 612-710-6730 • mahoganyhill11@gmail.com 70AA | A R A Bi A n HoR SE T i MES


U.S. NatioNal 2-year-old Filly CoNteNder

Carrieann Ames

with Jordan Simons

(Magnum Psyche x G Kallora)

U.S. Natio NatioNal FUtUrity Filly F CoNteNder Co

Pearl Of Magnum with Jordan Simons

(Magnum Psyche x Sunshine FHP)

Ken & Mary Scribner • 7351 S. Magnolia Ave., Ocala, FL 34476 • 352-237-7256 • www.magnoliafarmarabians.com SEP TEMBER 2011 | 71AA


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a collaboration!

Arabian Horse Times, the voice of the American Arabian horse And Tutto Arabi, the most celebrated Arabian horse journal in Europe and the Middle East. Open 2012 with a January collaboration that promotes the Arabian horse with more depth and experience than ever before! Your ad will be published in both AHT and Tutto Arabi for ONE PRICE. Targeting the GLOBAL market has never been more affordable. Space is limited ... call for pricing and reserve your spot today!

Don’t miss January!

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Dez Rey Arabians Presents Our

2011 U.S. Nationals Contenders

LJR

Prozac

(SM Profection II x Callaway’s Evening Line)

HA/AA Country Pleasure Maturity and Select AATR with Miri Logan

Focus FlashdancE

Brilliant Lee

Arabian Mounted Native Costume and Arabian English Show Hack with Rebecca Phillips

Arabian Country Pleasure Maturity and AAOTR 18-35 with Caitlin Stayduhar

(Prince Fanali x Focus Flirtation)

(Apollopalooza x Vivacious Leigh)

Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse with Rebecca Phillips

Alexander The Great HN+++/ (Meistermind x Konette)

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Beth Lang

Name: Farm Name: Wandering Star Farms Trainer Affiliation: Chrishan Park—Shan Wilson How old were you when you became involved list. One of my most favorites that I knew with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to personally was Heritage Montoya. I loved become involved with Arabian horses? When to watch her trot across the pasture, and my I was 14, Jackie Johnston boarded some eye was always drawn to her. Her fluidity, Arabian horses at my neighbor’s farm. I float, and drive not only made her a great had always ridden, but had never been show mare but a fabulous broodmare. around horses as beautiful and inspiring Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests as these horses were. Arabians continue do you have? I enjoy most activities except to captivate me with their intelligence, for cleaning house. I am best known for my athleticism, sensitivity, and devotion.  candy making and cooking. I like to swim, garden, read, knit, bike, and drive fast cars. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Jackie What do you love most about the Arabian horse Johnston, starting when I was 14 and industry? The horses most of all, and the continuing to this day. She has always people. Horse people are always willing Maturity & other AAOTR 36-54 with Beth Lang been able to make me ride to the best to help each out. Your biggest AAOTR 18-35 with Jacqui Lang of my abilities and provide guidance competitor is often your best friend, and to make me a better horseman. we are always there to support, encourage, Baske Afire x Danse Brilliant What Arabian horse do you most admire that you with each other. ~and For celebrate your consideration have not owned or shown? Why? Bask tops the

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Angela Larson

Farm Name: Argent Farms Trainer Affiliation: Andrew Sellman How old were you when you became involved with When Andy trains his horses, he is fair and Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become kind. I have learned a tremendous amount of involved with Arabian horses? I have loved horsemanship through my years of being an Arabians my entire life. When I was old adult amateur handler with Andy’s guidance. I enough to crawl, I would pull myself up to would also like to mention that Deb McGuire the big picture window and watch the horses gave me my first riding lessons at Performance in the pasture. While my siblings and cousins Plus, and I will always remember the profound played, I watched the horses. My grandfather effect she had on me as a youth. She is also has always inspired me with his love and very fair and kind and loves her horses. respect for the breed, and he himself has bred, What Arabian horse do you most admire that shown, and owned Arabians for many, many you have not owned or shown? Why? I love years. My father also played a huge role as he a beautiful white horse with dark black gave me my first horse, Pearl, when I was 6 skin—it gets me every time. I also admire years old and to this day, I am positive she is beautiful horses that are good at their job the best horse I have ever had the privilege in any discipline and have heart. One of to know. Pyro Thyme SA is the second.  my favorite mares of all time is SA Misha Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in Apal for her beauty and Hucksbar because your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? A there is no mistake that he is an Arabian! combination of people and trainers through What do you love most about the Arabian horse my life have molded me into the horsewoman industry? I love the horses, horse shows, and I am now, but the person to influence me the excitement of new babies. I also love the most would be Andy Sellman. Andy treats friends I have made along the way and the his horses with great respect, and they receive experiences that will stay with me forever. perfect care during their stay at Argent Farms.

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Kara Larson

Name: Farm Name: Performance Plus Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Deb McGuire How old were you when you became involved with have not owned or shown? Why? I really can’t Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become resist a cool English horse—they’re so involved with Arabian horses? I was 6 years old incredible to watch and show. A few that when my dad took me to Performance Plus stick out in my mind are Adams Fire, Tres for my first lesson. My dad and his brothers Kool, Revelation JF, and Phoebe Afire. grew up showing Arabians so he was the one Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ that convinced my mom that I should learn interests do you have? I love good music, how to ride a horse. My grandpa is also very writing, riding my longboard wherever involved in the industry, and it’s always special there’s a decent sidewalk, going to concerts, when he is able to come watch me show. I’ve watching classic movies, and painting. been incredibly fortunate to have the support What do you love most about the Arabian horse of my family all through my show career. My industry? The thing I love most about the life would be horseless and boring without industry is what it has done for me as a their encouragement and monetary assistance! person. I’ve learned so much from the horses I’ve been able to ride, the people Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your I’ve met, and the experiences I’ve had at pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I would shows or from just hanging out at the barn. have to say that my biggest influence is my Showing horses has taught me more than I trainer Deb McGuire. I’ve learned everything can express, and I know it’s something I’ll I know from her, and she has been with me be involved with for the rest of my life. The since day one, every step of the way in the source of my passion and happiness lies in journey with my horses. I have so much the saddle on the back of an Arabian horse! respect for her as a trainer and as a person. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you

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Lori Lawrence

Name: Farm Name: Starline Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Kiesner Training How old were you when you became involved with before he was part of Starline—Adam, the one Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become I admired the most from the time he trotted involved with Arabian horses? I have had horses through the gates in Louisville as a 3-year-old, my entire life, but I was 20 years old when I to now having our family blessed to own him.  purchased my first Arabian. I became involved Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ because I loved their beauty and intelligence.  interests do you have? Travel. I have recently Who has been your biggest influence/ become a zipline junkie. I also breed, raise mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/ and show whippets. I bred and own the horsewoman? Joel Kiesner, no doubt. top whippet in AKC history, as well as What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have the top producing sire of champions.  not owned or shown? Why? There are a number of What do you love most about the Arabian horse horses that I would love to ride but I am going industry? The horses, of course, but also to stick with the answer I gave 5 years ago the incredible friendships I have made. 

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Nicole Lawrence

Farm Name: Starline Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Kiesner Training How old were you when you became involved with I haven’t stopped riding since. My parents Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become bought their first Arabian together. I think involved with Arabian horses? I was 4 or 5 I was born with the genes already in me to years old when I first became involved with love horses. I’m blessed to not only have the Arabians. Acaia Arabians was only a mile away support of my parents within the sport, but to from my house, and my mom used to take share equal passions with them for the horses. me to get lessons. I fell in love with horses, Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in wanted to spend all my time at the barn, and your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My

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parents. My mom and I both ride and share the same horses, and are always striving to be the best we can be. In addition, my dad is a huge support for both my mom and I. He never misses a horse show, is always right there cheering me on, and just as excited as I am when I have a good ride. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I admire any horse who rises to the best of their abilities and has a good attitude, as well as a big heart! Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I am very busy with double

majors at the University of San Diego. With any spare time, I spend it with my friends and family, go to the beach, and also have a shopping addiction that I try to contain. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The wonderful people I have met through it, and all the places I have traveled for different shows. However, the thing I love the most is the opportunity I’ve been given to show my horses that I love so much, and how this shared craze for horses and showing has kept me and my family close.

Lauren Lefton

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey Training Center How old were you when you became involved and Lori Roberts are a beautiful pair with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to in the ring and the epitome of what a become involved with Arabian horses? I was country horse and rider should look like.  about 11 years old and made a change Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ from hunter/jumpers to Arabians.  interests do you have? I enjoy watching Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your television, especially “True Blood,” and crazy pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Diane reality shows. I also like to read and travel.   Neely, Vicki Humphrey, Ashley Roberts, What do you love most about the Arabian horse Jim and Peter Stachowski. All of them have industry? The camaraderie at VHTC is always gone out of their way to help me ride wonderful. Whether at the barn or a better and understand more about horses.  show, everyone loves to have a good time What Arabian horse do you most admire that you and is supportive of one another.  have not owned or shown? Why? Telestarr

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Janice Lorick

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Rick Gault How old were you when you became involved with all of this. He supports my horse passion Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become and gives up many of his own interests so involved with Arabian horses? I was 18 when my that I am able to do what I love most.  father and I bought our first Arabian mare. What Arabian horse do you most admire that Jim Fisher of Dixieland Arabian Stud in you have not owned or shown? Why? Bask. Eastover, S.C., was my inspiration. Although He consistently produced beauty and he has retired, he was and is a true athleticism, and he is in the pedigrees horseman. He constantly encouraged me and of so many horses that have gone on to helped me purchase my first real show horse. be great horses in their own right. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Jim interests do you have? Anything that involves Fisher, Blanchard Poole, Jim Clodwick, Rob being outdoors. Neville and I spend a Bick, Caralyn Schroter, and Rick Gault. lot of time hiking and fly-fishing. Under Rick Gault’s guidance and with his What do you love most about the Arabian horse patience, I have achieved more than I had ever industry? Of course, I love the horses, but as I dreamed I would in the show ring. Because get older, I realize that the most important part September 2011 284A of Rick, my husband, Neville, and I were of being involved with the Arabian horse is able to purchase Anthem V. He is a once-inthe many wonderful friends that I have made. a-lifetime horse and I still can’t believe that When I look at my circle of friends, these he belongs to us! Neville is the unsung hero in friendships all evolved around the Arabian.

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Vicki MacFerren Farm Name: BV Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Sally Randle—Randle Performance Horses/Liz Bentley—IIB Farms How old were you when you became involved with involved with Arabian Horses? I did not grow Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become up with or around horses, but I always wanted

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one. I got my first horse when I was 26 and my first Arabian when I was 28. My involvement with the breed came about through a chance encounter with an Arabian trainer, and my life was changed forever. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have learned many lessons from many good horsemen over the years, be they my trainer, my instructor, or just someone I’m watching work a horse or give a lesson. As for a mentor, it would have to be Sheila Varian—a great horseman, breeder, person, and someone I’m proud to say is a good friend. All of my horses are Varian bred. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I thought

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a lot about this one, but it’s impossible to name just one. What I would admire about one, would be what I admire about the breed as a whole. They are magnificent animals, and their beauty, intelligence, and devotion to their people feeds my soul. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? My husband and I love traveling, gardening, and good wine with good friends. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The friends I have made over the years. My closest and dearest friends are in the industry, both human and equine. When we meet up at a show or event, it’s like a family reunion, and the best part is that my family keeps getting bigger!

Joyce Graef Maggio Farm Name: Boxcar Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton—Clanton Performance Horses How old were you when you became involved around the Arabian horse. Dad did all the with Arabians? I rode my first Arabian training, and he and Mom always made sure I Class A show at about the age of 12. Yes, had wonderful horses to show! I also showed I will be honest, that was 46 years ago! Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walkers as a Who or what inspired you to become involved with teenager, but always came back to the Arabian! Arabian horses? My parents got into the Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your Arabian horse industry in 1960 when my dad pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have retired from the Navy, so, I was basically raised had the opportunity to work with many

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people throughout these many years, but I have to say my biggest influence/mentor/ cheerleader has always been my mom. She has taught me that, first and foremost, a person must always act with integrity; the animal must always come first; and that you should always listen to your “gut instincts” when it comes to horses and the overall horse industry. She also understood how important it was for a 13-year-old girl to learn how to be a good winner as well as a good loser and for that I will be forever grateful! What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? There are so many great horses that have had a huge influence on our industry. To try and single one out that I admire most is an impossible task! Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/

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interests do you have? Last year I retired from a 34-year teaching career. I love to read a good book, travel, and enjoy a fine wine! My biggest “hobby” right now is my not-quite 2-yearold granddaughter who has already staked claim to my Marwan Al Shaqab gelding! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? First and foremost, I love the horse and I hope that as an industry we never lose sight of the fact that all we do must be for the betterment of the breed, not ourselves or our businesses. I also love the programs and opportunities we have created for our youth. They are the future of our industry, and we must always give them opportunities to grow and be successful to ensure that the future of the Arabian horse remains in good hands.

Sally Wheeler Maier

Farm name: Trowbridge’s LTD. Trainer affiliation: Lindsey Knight and Mary Trowbridge How old were you when you became involved with to my dad and told him I wanted a black Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Arabian stallion. I was (still am) a spoiled involved with Arabian horses? I was 10 when only daughter so he started inquiring about I began riding Arabians. My father raised black Arabian stallions. When he priced cattle and I had ridden “farm” Quarter those, I found out I wasn’t quite as spoiled Horses for years, but when I read Walter as I thought and we got a grey gelding! Farley’s “The Black Stallion,” I went straight Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have to name several people in the mentorship role. First of all, Stanley and Steve White taught a flighty young girl focus, determination and a work ethic, all three of which have been crucial in my adolescent and adult personal and professional lives. I am eternally grateful

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for the horsemanship, and more importantly, the life skills they imparted to me. The two mentors of my adult life have been Mary Trowbridge and Lindsey Knight, due to the absolute, holistic and complete approach they take to sport and competition. Lindsey and Mary demand athleticism, and they bring an intellectual, emotional and physical total dedication to the horses and the amateurs they work with. They are interested in psychology, in history, in physiology; they are scholars in their field. They deliver and demand excellence every time you train or show. I am truly an amateur. I have small children, a career, and many different demands on my life. I consider Lindsey and Mary close friends, but when we are in the ring, they see a horsewoman who

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better be improving (kids, work and outside life notwithstanding). It brings a bracing clarity to my life and has made me grow as a rider in ways I would not have imagined possible. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I am a mom and an actress. I read, cook, travel, love to throw parties, and spend lots of time with family and friends. I’m a very lucky gal! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love the passion that professionals and amateurs alike bring to the Arabian horse industry. I love that people from all walks of life, with disparate kinds of careers, ambitions, hopes and beliefs, find a common passion in the Arabian horse.

Jessica Maldonado

Farm Name: ChriShan Park Trainer Affiliation: Shan Wilson How old were you when you became involved was hooked. The people and camaraderie with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to at the Arabian barn were so far above become involved with Arabian horses? I began and beyond the Saddlebred stable that taking riding lessons at the age of 5 from a there was no looking back for me. local Saddlebred barn. I later happened to Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your take a lesson at an Arabian barn after my pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have been father’s colleague recommended it, and I fortunate to learn from several great horse

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Afire Bey V x Werina

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Toi Soldier x Tlallthatglitters+/

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Pension x Misunderstood

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Baske Afire x Admirals Lotus Blossom

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Out Til Midnight++ x Doubletrees Kaleidoscope

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Phi Slama Jama x Asadya+/

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Stephanie Davisson AAOTR 55 & Over with Barbara Bennink Owned by Ron and Barbara Bennink Sherwood, OR

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The Rrapture 2012...

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Im On Fire

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Ladys Man

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2011 Canadian National Champion HA /AA Country Pleasure Junior Horse Owned by Samantha Figueroa

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Lauren Grabski

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U.S. Nationals 2011 HA/AA Country Pleasure Open with Jason Krohn

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U.S. Nationals 2011

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR and Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Michelle Stevens

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Blake Krohn

2011 Region 9 Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider 2011 Region 9 Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 2011 Region 9 Reserve Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Owned William and Laura Bradley

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Continued from page 148AA people in my life, including Shan Wilson, Lori Ross, Leon Matthias, and professionals from the polo world, including my husband Flaco Maldonado. All have taught me a wide variety of disciplines, characteristics, and values to use both in and out of the show ring. Whether it’s riding a young horse, helping a mare foal, or knowing how to care for an injured horse, I’m a more well-rounded horsewoman because of everything they have taught me. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? The late, great Second Editions Debut. I admired her as a spectator for many years as a youth rider before becoming a part of the ChriShan Park family. Her wonderful owners and Shan then gave my sister a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show her in saddle seat equitation her last year at Youth Nationals, where they were reserve national champions.

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I was able to witness firsthand how she was not only one of the greatest show horses of all time, but also had the heart and the disposition to do anything asked of her. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? Because my husband is a polo player, our lives center around horses even though they are not all Arabians. When not at horse shows, I’m often found by the polo field either hitting the ball around or cheering on the Des Moines Polo Club. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? Easily the people. While Arabians are my favorite breed and I enjoy participating in all aspects of the industry, it’s the Arabian horse community that keeps me coming back. The lifelong friends I’ve made throughout my 188A youth and amateur careers are what make all the long drives and sleepless nights worth it!

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Nancy Maximuck

Farm Name: Springwater Farms Trainer Affiliation: Johnny and Christine Ryan How old were you when you became involved with involved with Arabians in my childhood Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become when my father got involved. My two involved with Arabian horses? I became sisters, Carol and Elaine, also caught the bug. It’s been a family affair ever since. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My sisters are my biggest influence, as we watch each other’s lessons and push each other to be our best.

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What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Defying Gravity RGS, owned by Cheryl Doran. Besides being unbelievably cool, he’s a nice horse to be around. Watching a horse like that, who can trot that high and do it so effortlessly, just gives me goose bumps, and isn’t that what this is all about? Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? Right now the only other interest I have is my daughter’s wedding— she’s getting married tomorrow (Sept 10th)!

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What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? There are so many aspects of this industry that mean so much to me: always striving to be a better horsemen; the time I spend with my sisters; and those special horses that touch your heart. Living here on the farm enables me to see the horses that I breed from birth to show ring. Being a breeder gives you a whole other perspective! At the shows I like spending time with the clients and friends in other barns. The team spirit and camaraderie in this industry is something I truly enjoy.

Jeffrey McAlpin

Farm Name: Rosewood Farms Trainer Affiliation: David Boggs—Midwest Training Centre How old were you when you became involved with rarely placed 2nd! Little did we know this Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become was the beginning of Arabian history. involved with Arabian horses? I was 11 years Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your old when my family began showing Halfpursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? It’s only Arabians and Arabians from our hobby fair to give a couple people credit here: David farm in Eagan, Minn. My parents, David Boggs and the development of Midwest and Nancy, inspired me to become involved Training Centre were, of course, the first big with the Arabian breed. My mother had influence in my “ongoing horse involvement.” a really intense love of Arabians from her David’s untiring dedication, his unique style early childhood which she passed on to her of showing the Arabian at halter, and his family. Then, as time progressed with our knowledge of the Arabian horse and the raising and showing Arabians, David Boggs potential of this breed all had a huge influence on me both personally and professionally. The came into the picture when I was about 12 years old. My involvement really took off about other person who I will always give credit to that time as David began showing our Halfis my great friend, mentor and a grand trainer Arabian filly, Rorahna for $5.00 a class. We

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in my American Saddlebred show career— Dick Boettcher from Seattle, Wash. After relocating to the West Coast 20 years ago, I was introduced to Dick who taught me to not only ride American Saddlebred gaited horses, but he taught me to ride “with authority.” So, as you can see, I have truly been blessed to be deeply involved with two incredible breeds of horses and two incredible trainers.  What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Well, let’s go back a ways to when I was 11.  Ferzon and Aramus were probably the most admired in the early days in my mind. Bask was truly incredible and I can’t leave him out. These horses were the absolute kings of their era. Today I think of the incomparable Magnum Psyche. What this horse has done in the show ring and with the many champions he has produced are simply unbelievable and will go down in history forever. But, the very one horse I most admire? Well, his show and breeding records speak for themselves. He is and always will be the most incredible Arabian horse

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in my mind and those of many—Padron. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I continue to ride regularly with my American Saddlebred trainer, Jared Ratzloff. In addition, my focus on all things Apple, Inc. has become an “outside” interest as well as my career. My passion, however, is watching the incredible beauty of the Arabian horses in the show ring or finding time to participate in a Saddlebred show! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? Of course, the amazing beauty of this breed as it continues to get better and better every year. Also, the opportunity to continue to re-connect with many friends from past years and to develop new friendships with so many wonderful people who love horses. I love the challenge of showing a horse with incredible Arabian beauty and at the same time enjoying the entire experience with my family and friends!

Martha L. McCollough

Farm Name: Oak Haven Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Blake Krohn and Jason Krohn How old were you when you became involved with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become involved with Arabian horses? I bought my first Arabians from Blake Krohn in 2001. One was a 3-year-old green broke HalfArabian and the other a spirited 4-year-old purebred. I think I was in over my head, but

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we all learned so much from each other. I have always loved the breed and used to visit the Arabian farm in my small town when I was a child and watch longingly. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Blake and Jason, without question, have been the biggest influences in my life and have taught me so much about the horses, riding, breeding, hauling, and everything else that goes with it. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Afires Heir. He epitomizes the ideal for me: an amazing temperament;

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incredible athleticism and natural talent; intelligence; and a love for what he does. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? I love to hike, travel, swim and work-out. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I feel blessed to be a part of a close-knit community and enjoy the fun we have showing. I also love that most of the trainers in our breed appreciate and respect the horses. I get excited each year as the new foals are born, always wondering if you’re going to get another champion.

Karen Michels

Farm Name: Hesten Park Trainer Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman How old were you when you became involved with Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? While involved with Arabian horses? I have been growing up, that would have been my grandpa involved with horses since owning my first and my parents. They allowed me to have my horse at the age of 12. I became involved with first horse on my grandpa’s farm. Since being September 2011 Arabians around 7 years ago. I was invited to involved with Arabians, it would have to be take a lesson at Cedar Ridge Arabians by Ken my trainers, Kevin and Ken Price, and Larry Price who was running the lesson program and Jody Hoffman. They have all helped me then. After my first lesson on Massell I was correct bad riding habits and taught me how hooked! The group at Cedar Ridge helped to ride and show these amazing animals. me buy my first Arabian, Ames Captivator. They helped me overcome confidence issues

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that came from bad riding experiences. My whole life I wanted the chance to show horses, but was never able to because I did not know anyone that could help me. It has been the most amazing experience to become a part of the Arabian horse world. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? A couple come to mind. Matoi is the first, mainly because he is Captivator’s sire. I loved watching him at Fall Fest a few years ago when he was brought out of retirement. He still had it! You could tell he loved being in the ring and enjoyed all the excitement! The other is Sophisticated Lady. Watching her at Youth

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Nationals this year was one of the highlights of the show (besides watching my daughter show of course). When she entered the ring it was difficult to watch anyone else. It is amazing how she can keep the pace she does and not break—very impressive. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I like playing tennis and watching my kids Austin and Mikayla in their chosen activities. I love anything creative and enjoy designing and painting. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? That I am a part of it and I can do this with my daughter!

John and Cynthia Moore

Farm Name: Four Moore Ranch How old were you when you became involved with Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? I have involved with Arabian horses? We were both in had many instructors along the way. They all our early 30s. We both wanted to raise the taught me what I needed to learn at the time. children in the country and wanted horses Some that really influenced me were Jean Jett, for them. In our search, we went to Jack Sandi Bentley, Kathy Braden, Gordon Potts, Tone Ranch. We really could not afford their and J.T. Keller. For John it would be Kim beautiful horses which did not matter to them. Potts, Gordon Potts, and Steve Heathcott. They were so charming and welcoming that What Arabian horse do you most admire that you John decided he must have Arabians. We have have not owned or shown? Why? We both owned them and upgraded our herd ever since. love Enzo. He has such great beauty and

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charisma. On top of that, he can perform and passes that along with his beauty.  Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? We both love the mountains and hiking. I love to swim. We also raise cattle. John loves the deer and turkey that are on our ranch. Of course, our

five grandchildren rank supreme. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? We love the big shows like Scottsdale and U.S. Nationals. We always have a great time. We love the competition. We have bred for a lot of years and at this point have some of the best horses we have ever owned.

Savannah Morris

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Shawn and Carmelle Rooker How old were you when you became involved and mentor me in my riding, she is also with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to a wonderful person and a great friend.  become involved with Arabian horses? Growing What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have up I was always interested in horses and not owned or shown? Why? Gotta Wear Shades. at 7 years old my aunt had a good friend What do you love most about the Arabian who gave horseback riding lessons. horse industry? The camaraderie and September 2011 Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your friendship in the Arabian horse industry pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Carmelle that spans across the country.  Rooker. Not only does she continuously inspire

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Susan L. Drescher-Mulzet

Farm name: Battaglia Farms Trainer Affiliation: Bob Battaglia How old were you when you became involved with Angela Stanley offered to introduce me to her Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become national champion English gelding Benny, involved with Arabian horses? I was in my late so I could pet him and feed him carrots. 50s when I was introduced to Arabian horses. That experience powerfully reawakened my

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childhood love of horses and within two weeks, my husband and I purchased two Arabians. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Bob Battaglia, Russ Vento and my husband have been my biggest supporters and mentors. Bob and Russ taught me to ride, selected and trained the perfect horses for me, and shepherded me through my evolution as a horsewoman. My husband, Mark, provided endless support and love in allowing me to fulfill what has become a major passion in my life. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Rubie Slippers.

It was for love of her that I decided to learn how to ride. Now that I am finally riding well enough and have sufficient confidence, I plan on showing her next season. For me, that represents the fulfillment of my dreams. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? Cooking and fine dining, travel, art, community service, and crossword puzzles. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? As an amateur, I savor the opportunity to ride, compete and bond with my horses. I also enjoy spending quality time with horse people; they are amongst the nicest people in the world.

Jill Nash

Name: Farm Name: Conway Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen How old were you when you became involved with have not owned or shown? Why? Though I Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become have many, Proximus CA comes to mind. involved with Arabian horses? About 16. I had a His charisma gives him the wow factor, pony, then a grade horse, and when my mother and I so enjoy watching him work. bought me a Half-Arabian, I was hooked. Outside of Arabian horses, what other Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in hobbies/interests do you have? My family, your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? motorcycle riding, and curling. Everyone who has ever trained, given me a What do you love most about the Arabian lesson or helped me in anyway, thank you! horse industry? The camaraderie. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you

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Robbey Nash

Name: Farm Name: Conway Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen How old were you when you became involved Storm. Not only is he a national champion with Arabians? Who or what inspired you western pleasure horse, but he went on to be to become involved with Arabian horses? a working cow horse champion at the age of 17. I was born into it by my mother. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in interests do you have? School, reading, drawing, your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Tom hanging out with family and friends. Theisen, Brad Flatten, and Jan Wiggert. What do you love most about the Arabian What Arabian horse do you most admire that you horse industry? The integrity and the have not owned or shown? Why? Rohara Moon consideration for the horse’s welfare.

Cheryl Nelson

Name: Farm Name: Quest IV Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Randle Training Center How old were you when you became involved with development as a rider and competitor. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Since moving part-time to Colorado, Sally involved with Arabian horses? In 1995 our Randle has taken that knowledge and family purchased acreage in Cypress, Texas, helped me to use it to enjoy new horses. and soon had a barn, paddocks, and riding Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ arena. My children ranged in age from 9 to interests do you have? My husband and I 14 years old, and we began showing horses travel extensively, I am an avid reader, as a family. We trained with Karen Caldwell and I enjoy doing genealogic research. and kept our horses at home. We bred one What do you love most about the Arabian or two babies a year and enjoyed every horse industry? The horses! Their minute of it as a family. Our neighbor, Cindy beauty is unsurpassed! I also love Duehning, mentored us every step of the way. mares for their personalities! Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Wendy Potts was responsible for my

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Toni Marie O’Daniel

Farm Name: Chrisalem Hills Trainer Affiliation: Kevin Price—Price Performance Horses How old were you when you became involved with a daily basis, and my daughter Kristin who Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become pushes me more than anyone else to become involved with Arabian horses? I bought my the rider I have always dreamed of becoming.  first Arabian when I was 13. My two sisters What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have each had a horse, and we would go trail not owned or shown? Why? Old-time Arabians riding around the property and have races up that keep on giving and bring new, young and down our street. Later, I started taking people into the breed such as Garimico, All riding lessons and showed my next Arabian, the More, and Glamour Girl DB. All three RMAR Spitfire in 1982. Though still a junior have taught hundreds of young people how exhibitor, I became a part of the Minnesota to ride and have promoted the beautiful Arabian Horse Association where I have been Arabian breed through state fairs and expos involved ever since. My husband, Steven, and in between winning and showing at the open, children, Karrah, Kristin and Christopher, Class A, Regional and National shows. inspire me daily to stay involved with Arabian Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests horses and the Arabian community. do you have? I love to work with young people Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your as an Educational Consultant, helping them pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Laura through the application process and finding Mickelson and Ruth Mueller. I bought the college that fits them. I also love to sew RMAR Spitfire from Ruth Mueller at RM and spend time with my family working Ranch, and we would show open shows around our farm. Watch for Chrisalem and Class A shows with the Mickelson Hills in the 2012 show season for our new Family. Laura Mickelson along with Ruth’s Arabian amateur barn to promote and support daughter, Kathy Mueller, gave me lessons amateur riders as well as bringing new horses whenever they were available. These women and people into the Arabian community.  never allowed me to give up. Now I learn from What do you love most about the Arabian horse Kevin Price, fellow amateurs at our barn who industry? I love that individuals can be individuals, just like the versatility of the help each other to become better riders on

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Arabian industry is very diverse, and we aren’t afraid to try something different. Change is part of life, and it makes us who we are. 

Jane Olson

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have not owned or shown? Why? I admire the happy steeds that haul around little walk/ trotters. Some of them have so much heart. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? Other than school work, I love making things; whether it’s sewing, painting, baking, or sculpting. Recently I picked up knitting and now I’m sitting in triple digits making scarves for everyone I know. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? The people and the relationships made.

Elise Peacemaker

Farm Name: PCF Arabians Trainer Affiliation: João Rodrigues How old were you when you became involved with I couldn’t get enough of it and to this day, Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become the breeding and the foaling of mares are involved with Arabian horses? I was 12 when my favorite aspects of the horses at home. I really started riding Arabians and learning Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your all I could about them. My family started pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Without breeding Arabians seriously at that time so my typical, “horse-crazy teen girl” spirit just ate it all up. When I helped with my first foal birth, that’s when I was really hooked.

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a doubt, my dad. He taught me all I know about the importance of pedigrees and genetics and carefully selected pairings when breeding Arabian horses. It’s definitely a science, and as much as we wish it would, breeding a pretty face to a pretty face won’t always result in a pretty face. Darn it.   What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Marwan Al Shaqab. He is just the epitome of cool to me. I was right on the rail by him for the final pose off before he was named national champion junior stallion, and I remember being absolutely blown away by his stand-up. Gave me chills! Love him.

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Zachary Peacemaker

Farm Name: PCF Arabians Trainer Affiliation: João Rodrigues How old were you when you became involved the charisma and type of Padrons Psyche.  with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests become involved with Arabian horses? I was do you have? I snowboard, play the guitar and very young when my family got our first the piano, and jump off cliffs at the lake.  Arabian and I grew up cleaning stalls and What do you love most about the Arabian feeding—all the horse farm type of chores.   horse industry? Seeing familiar faces at Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your the shows we go to and also meeting pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My father.  new people who are all interested in What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have the same thing—the Arabian horse.  not owned or shown? Why? I’ve always admired

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Michelle Pease-Paulsen

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Jim Lowe/Kimberly Verhage/LaRae Fletcher Powell refined my English skills, and his character How old were you when you became involved with is amazing. I have never seen anyone who Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become cares so much about others and exhibits such involved with Arabian horses? I got involved selflessness. Lastly, Kimberly, who has been with Arabians when I was 10 and it was instrumental in my recent development. She by chance. A friend of my father knew has taught me how to engage with my horse someone selling a horse, and it turned out on more of a mental/emotional level. The to be an Arabian—luckily for me it wasn’t way she connects with horses is amazing.  a donkey. The rest, as they say, is history. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have pursuits as a horsewoman? There is not one not owned or shown? Why? The Half-Arabian individual person, but I would have to say English pleasure horse, Beetlejuice. Wow! that my biggest influence overall would have What a horse! The last time I remember him to be my father. I shared my fathers’ vision showing was in Albuquerque. They entered the of just how beautiful Arabian show horses ring and they owned it! The way he powered could be at a very young age. With his trained down the arena at the trot was amazing. She eye, I learned what it was that I wanted my made him look so easy and fun to ride. I knew horses to do. And the person who got me right then that I wanted a horse like that. from envisioning what I wanted to do to Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ physically doing it was my long-time trainer, interests do you have? Working with my hunter and mentor, LaRae Fletcher Powell. I began horses, spending time with my husband, training with her 25 years ago at the age of 11. going to the spa or out with friends. Her philosophy has always been: “Remember What do you love most about the Arabian horse what I have trained you at home … it doesn’t industry? While the breed itself is what I love matter where you are riding, you should always the most, I do love going to the shows— be able to take those skills and apply them to specifically the atmosphere, fanfare, and any horse show.”  After a few years’ hiatus, I how everyone comes together to socialize returned to Silver Aspen Ranch and to say that and support one another. I don’t ever see it has been amazing to be back riding with myself leaving the Arabian horse world. her would be an understatement. Another mentor is my English trainer, Jim Lowe, who inspires me to push myself. He truly has

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Ashley Persing

Name: Farm Name: Rohara Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Joe Alberti How old were you when you became involved with I definitely would never have gotten to this Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become point without my trainer, Joe Alberti, and my involved with Arabian horses? I was 3 years parents. Joe has helped me in so many ways old when my parents booked a riding trip that I can’t even begin to explain, and I am for their anniversary. Before going, they so grateful for that. I’m also lucky enough to decided to take lessons and looked for a farm have parents who continuously support me. in the phone book. Just so happens they Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ ended up taking lessons at an Arabian farm interests do you have? I’m a junior at Temple and ever since then we’ve been hooked! University in the speech language pathology Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your program. Aside from Arabians, I’ve recently pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? There are taken up eventing and should be competing so many people who have helped me along in my first horse trial in November! the way in working to achieve my goals, but

Amanda Purdin

Name: Farm Name: Boisvert Farms LLC Trainer Affiliation: Joel Gangi How old were you when you became involved What Arabian horse do you most admire that you with Arabians? Who or what inspired you have not owned or shown? MHR Nobility.  to become involved with Arabian horses? I Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ became involved in Arabian horses when interests do you have? I love to cook I was 8. I wanted to ride and ended up and show my cutting horses.   taking lessons at an Arabian barn. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Joel Gangi. 

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Brie Reiter-Smith

Name: Farm Name: Lowe Show Horse Centre Trainer Affiliation: Jim Lowe and Kimberly Verhage How old were you when you became involved with not particularly fond of horses.  Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become What Arabian horse do you most admire that you involved with Arabian horses? When I turned have not owned or shown? Why? It’s a tie— 8, I got to move my pony into our backyard. SA Sophisticated Lady and Adam’s Fire. I started taking lessons next door with Tom Both are absolutely incredible to watch. Schuerman, who convinced my parents Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ to upgrade mounts. My first “horse” was interests do you have? Fly-fishing, skiing, actually a very sweet Half-Arabian/Halfsnowboarding, water skiing, hiking, biking, Quarter Horse named Beautique. I guess I badminton, volleyball, and traveling. became involved in Arabians by default. What do you love most about the Arabian horse Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in industry? The horses, the people, and the your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? very interesting places we end up showing. My parents, even though they’re

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Name: Farm Name: Eros Arabian & Hackney Horses, LLC. Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan—Whelihan Arabian Farms, LLC How old were you when you became involved with your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman?    Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Without a doubt, Mike Whelihan. He September 2011 involved with Arabian horses?  I was 31 years old, is an extraordinary and dedicated trainer when Randy Sorum, my other half, introduced and teacher that goes that extra mile to me to Arabian horses almost 15 years ago. make me a better amateur rider!   Since that time, we have been breeding and Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests showing Arabians and Hackney Horses. do you have? Having been born and raised in Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in Puerto Rico, I love cooking with a lot of flavor,

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and I love music and dancing. I also like to design unique items for my home and ranch,  Last, but not least, I love our five dogs: two Chow Chows, Lulu and Rio, and three German Shorthairs, Toby, Maddy and Mia.

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What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? Our friends that we have acquired through the years and enjoying them at the horse shows.

Ken and Mary Scribner

Farm name: Magnolia Farm Arabians, LLC Trainer affiliation: Jordan Simons How old were you when you became involved have loved that horse. Others are Ali Jamaal, with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to Magnum Psyche and Ruminaja Ali. They become involved with Arabian horses? We are all beautiful animals with a beauty they both were inspired by our parents to love exhibit from the ring to the paddock. Arabian horses. We met at a horse show. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in do you have? It’s really hard to have any other your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? hobbies when you have Arabian horses, they Many people have had an influence either consume you—in a good way. We also like to directly or indirectly on our breeding collect antique depression glass and dance. and showing decisions. Some have been What do you love most about the Arabian horse fellow breeders, some trainers and other industry? The incredible horse itself and the friends and family. Mostly we have people who own them. We have always enjoyed the venture together as a family. enjoyed going to the Arabian shows and What Arabian horse do you most admire that you meeting with fellow breeders, trainers have not owned or shown? Why? Padron has and owners—never disappointed. always been a favorite—since a young adult, I

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Brooksley Sheehe

Farm Name: Rohara Arabians Trainer Affiliation: John Rannenberg How old were you when you became involved What Arabian horse do you most admire that with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to you have not owned or shown? Why? NDL become involved with Arabian horses? The first Pericles is the Arabian horse that I most time I became involved with Arabians was admired. He showed for so many years in such at 3 years old when my sister was given demanding and different classes, but always an Arabian horse for her 7th birthday. stayed fresh, bright, and exciting. His love Karl Hart is the person that introduced for the show ring reminds me a lot of my my family to the Arabian horse. Half-Arabian hunter, Everlastin Love. 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?  Traveling, my would have to say Roxann Hart and John graduate school studies, and riding my Rannenberg. Roxie has taught me behind-thebike to the beach. Most of all, I love eating scenes aspects of the industry, from breeding, quality food and having a long drawn out running a farm, and how to stay inspired in dinner with drinks and good friends. an ever changing industry. John has taught What do you love most about the Arabian me sportsmanship, ringmanship, and his horse industry? I really love the coveted riding techniques. I will always strive competition in the ring and the to look as good as John does on a horse.  sustaining friendships outside of it.  

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Barbara Larsen Stark

Farm Name: Cadillac Farms Trainer Affiliation: Clanton Performance Horses How old were you when you became involved with with Arabians at the age of 5 when my mom Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become purchased her first Arabian. He was the son involved with Arabian horses? I became involved of our Quarter Horse mare—a Half-Arabian

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named Shane-Abi, who this year turned 30 and is still living at our farm. My mom’s passion for horses taught me that owning horses was not just the “glitz” of showing, but required hard work and dedication.  Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My mother, Claire Larsen. She never forced me to ride, but always provided me that opportunity. Having our horses at home, my mother dedicated herself to family, home and her beloved animals—feeding, bathing, clipping, cleaning stalls, and training—all on her own. The same went for shows. We often studied trainers working their horses and we would watch, study, and watch some more. We absorbed as much as we could—what they did, how they did it so when we got home, we tried out some new techniques. I have learned so much from my mother. She is a daily influence in my life, not only as a horsewoman, but also as a mother, best friend, and grandmother to my son. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? I always admire a great western horse—Amazing Fame, Rohara Moon Storm, and Exxpectation, to name a few. They have a presence in the ring that cannot be ignored. I also admire the beautiful

stallions Khemosabi, Padrons Psyche, and Khadraj NA, as well as the undeniable talent of English horses Revelation, Black Daniels and the ultimate park horse, Aequus. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/interests do you have? I am a mother to 4-year-old Leo, and work full-time as a Middle School special education math teacher. I also co-own two restaurants. My hobbies tend to coincide with being a mother, teacher, business owner, and horsewoman … and power shopper! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love my horses; they are an extension of my family. I love that I have met incredible people while being involved in the horse world; they have become a second family. It’s amazing to have the opportunity to travel to shows and spend time with my mom and close friends in a sport we all love. My son, Leo has also begun to join us on this journey, and you can’t get better than that!  I am competing at Nationals for the first time as an adult rider and the first time ever as an English rider. There are no words to describe the feeling when you are in the ring and having a great ride! 

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Caitlin Stayduhar

Farm Name: Dez Rey Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Rebecca Phillips—Dez Rey Arabians How old were you when you became involved with I feel like I learn something from everyone. Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become What Arabian horse do you most admire that you involved with Arabian horses? My love for horses have not owned or shown? Why? Adams Fire. started when my parents had pony rides at my I have always loved watching him show; 4th birthday party. It took years of begging he seems like a horse who loves his job after that before they finally gave in and let and would be an absolute blast to show! me start taking riding lessons when I was 13. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ The barn we chose for lessons just happened interests do you have? Between my third year of to be an Arabian show barn. I started showing law school and horses, I try to fit in running the next year and I haven’t stopped since! whenever I can. I finished my first halfWho has been your biggest influence/mentor in your marathon last spring—it’s a great way to pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Fellow burn off some stress after lots of studying. exhibitors. I always try to watch as many What do you love most about the Arabian horse classes as I can and pay attention to people industry? The horses! Whether it’s showing who are consistently successful. Whether it’s at Nationals or just hanging out at the barn, the way they present themselves in the ring, there’s nothing I would rather be doing their showmanship, or just how much fun than spending time with my horses. they’re having out there showing their horse,

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Kelly Steinhaus

Farm Name: Hesten Park Trainer Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman How old were you when you became involved started riding and taking lessons when I with Arabians? Who or what inspired you was 9 years old, but Arabians have been a to become involved with Arabian horses? I part of my family’s life since I was born. I

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grew up with them, so it was pretty much the only breed I wanted to be a part of. Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My mother. She always had horses growing up and she passed that passion to me. She has always been extremely supportive in my pursuits, and I wouldn’t be able to do it without her. She has been the rock behind me, always wanting me to succeed and do well in the show ring, and be happy in whatever I do. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? The iconic Khemosabi. He was the first big horse I remember reading about when I was growing up and he was my first Breyer® horse that I owned. Even though I never

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saw him in the show ring, I was able to see him in Scottsdale in 1997 when he was 30 years old, and he was just so cool to see in person—such a memorable horse! Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ interests do you have? I like to travel, spend time with my friends, family, and, of course my dog! I like to also run the occasional 5K or 10K for fun—it makes me feel young! What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? I love the horses and the versatility they exhibit in the show ring. There is a good sense of competition when you show at any level, and you are expected to show your horses to their fullest potential each and every time you’re in the ring. 

Jennifer Stemple

Farm Name: Rohara Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Rohara Arabians/Joseph Alberti How old were you when you became involved with on a purebred Arabian mare. That was my Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become first real experience with horses and when involved with Arabian horses? Growing up, I fell in love with this beautiful breed. my best friend’s aunt owned an Arabian Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your horse farm where she gave riding lessons. After pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My dear 4 years of pleading with my parents, they friend Tracy Lawrance has been one of the finally agreed to let me take riding lessons biggest influences in my pursuits. I bought my at 10 years old. My first riding lesson was first horse, a Half-Arabian country pleasure

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mare, from her when I was 14. Tracy was also instrumental in my becoming a client of Chestnuthill Arabians, where I met both Joe Alberti and Rob Janecki. We have all shown together for years. They have constantly supported me, always encouraged me to dream big, and we have shared some of my “best horse moments” together. I would not be where I am today without Tracy, Joe and Rob. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? Huckleberry Bey. It would just be a thrill to get to ride a horse that has had such an influence on the Arabian horse breed. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/

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interests do you have? Beyond my professional life, I focus on horses and spending quality time with family and friends. What do you love most about the Arabian horse industry? It is constantly changing and evolving with new classes, new techniques and new stars, but it always feels the same with good friends, great rides, beautiful horses, and exciting classes.

Michelle Stephens

Farm name: Oak Haven Arabians Trainer affiliation: Blake and Jason Krohn How old were you when you became involved pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My parents with Arabians? Who or what inspired you and sister. They are always striving to become to become involved with Arabian horses? better riders and owners, which in turn pushes I became involved with Arabian horses me to be better. It is wonderful to have people about 18 years ago. I was lucky enough to with whom to share my love of horses. start my riding career at a farm that mainly What Arabian horse do you most admire housed Arabians. I found them to be that you have not owned or shown? Why? beautiful, spirited creatures and felt blessed Among the many I admire are stallions that I was able to learn to ride on them. Pryme Thyme SA and Afire Bey V.  Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/

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interests do you have? I have a 10-month-old son right now, so he takes up most of my time outside of the horses. I also love to read and spend time with friends and family. What do you love most about the Arabian horse

industry? I have met some wonderful people and have had the luxury of riding some truly amazing Arabians. Both have enriched my life in so many ways.

Jason Tackett

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Midwest Station II—David Boggs and Alcides Rodrigues How old were you when you became involved with some other great trainers in the industry: Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become Steve Heathcott, Andy Sellman, Terry involved with Arabian horses? I was 12 years Holmes, Sandro Pinha, Alcides Rodrigues, old when my mother first surprised me with and Greg Hazelwood, to name a few.  my first Arabian at a New Year’s Eve party at Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ Midwest in Minnesota. I will never forget that interests do you have?  I am an avid sports moment, and I have been involved in showing fan—I enjoy golfing, traveling, and beating and breeding Arabian horses ever since. Steve Heathcott in any type of competition, Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in ranging from golden tee to foot races. your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? What do you love most about the Arabian horse I have to credit David and Bob Boggs industry? The fascinating people. I meet for getting me started in the halter world wonderful new people every year and without and giving me the opportunity to learn so the Arabian horse industry I feel that my life would not be as interesting as it is much from them. The success I have had is a today! Also, I love the shows, the traveling credit to them, and they made it fun for me involved with it, and the competition. for so many years. I have also learned from

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Lisa Walters-Valera

Farm Name: Springwater Farms Trainer Affiliation: Johnny and Christine Ryan How old were you when you became involved strong, independent and poised individuals. with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to What Arabian horse do you most admire that you become involved with Arabian horses? 9 years have not owned or shown? Why? Master breeder old. Our first horse was a Half-Arabian/ Sheila Varian’s Bay El Bey. Though he is gone, Welsh pony named Pasha. My initial riding his motion, athleticism, grace and beauty will experience started in the 3rd grade with impact the modern Arabian for generations. basic dressage lessons with no reins, no Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies do stirrups and later over cavalleties and jumps. you have? As a mother of 3-year-old, Isabel Two years later, my father bought our first (who went to horse camp this summer), I registered Arabian, Vazona Mounri (Zoni) don’t have a lot of time for other hobbies! for my mother and a year after that a 2-year We love going to the Bronx Zoo, Museum old and soon-to-be-gelded Galfa Suran of Natural History, and the carousel in Golea (Suran) who I showed extensively Central Park. I enjoy photography, salsa in saddle seat and equitation at 4-H State dancing, and having friends over for dinner. and Nationals and the Class A Arabian What do you love most about the Arabian horse show circuit (before there were junior industry? We have celebrated “family” classes and all those great age divisions). nearly my entire life through owning and Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in loving Arabians both in and out of the your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My show ring. It’s a tradition I hope to pass mother who always wanted a horse when she to my daughter. Thank you to Johnny and was a little girl growing up and my father Christine Ryan and my parents for making who made both of our dreams come true a dream come true by attending this year’s by supporting a mother’s and daughter’s U.S. National Arabian Horse Show. love of Arabian horses all these years. They firmly believed that the relationship developed between rider and horse create

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Beth Whelihan

Name: Farm Name: Whelihan Arabian Farms, LLC Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan How old were you when you became involved Scottsdale with my horse, and I had the chance with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to see and feel how deeply talented she is. to become involved with Arabian horses? What Arabian horse do you most admire that you I was very little when I was introduced have not owned or shown? Why? Bask. His to Arabian horses. My mother had a progeny were and are the best around. No business partner who was involved with Bask in the breeding? No thanks. them, and that is where I got hooked. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your interests do you have? I am a very busy mother pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My husband, of four teenagers, so I am deeply involved Mike. I have always ridden horses, but I in football practices, school activities, and didn’t understand how to communicate with keeping the office running well at Whelihan one correctly from their back until I spent Arabian Farms. I ocean fish in Alaska and countless days in the barn with Mike. He steelhead fish at our vacation home on the has a very good method that gets a horse to Olympic Peninsula right on the river. I also move to its head properly, with very little love to travel to places off the beaten path. effort. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention What do you love most about the Arabian horse my dear western teacher and friend, Greg industry? I have to say the wonderful people Harris—truly one of the most talented I have met, far too many to name, and horsemen I have ever seen. I also have the most of all, having a place to showcase utmost respect for Carolyn Schroter as a what I believe to be the most beautiful, friend and horsewoman. She helped me out intelligent, graceful horses on earth. of a box I had worked myself into this year in

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Laura Wilson

Name: Farm Name: Trowbridge’s Ltd. Trainer Affiliation: Lindsey Knight How old were you when you became involved with think it is challenging to teach an individual Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become such as myself, how to ride and show involved with Arabian horses? I’ve been showing when they are already adults. I started and breeding Arabian horses for over 25 years. from ground zero at 25 years old. I’m in I was 24 years old when I purchased my first my 50s now and consider myself a work horse. It was a 7-year-old Half- Arabian still in progress—still so much to learn.    gelding I purchased through the classifieds. What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have His name was Syraf. I knew absolutely not owned or shown? Why?  My dream horse is nothing about horses. Lucky for me he was Khemosabi! He was the standard for the breed a very patient teacher. I acknowledged that in looks, temperament and athletic ability. I needed to find professional guidance so I He literally did it all! He was a super stallion started taking riding lessons with the Hayes whose influence in the breed will carry on family at Falcon Ridge Farm in Connecticut. forever. Fifty years from now, people will still Within a few years we built a barn and be looking for Khemosbi in their pedigrees. began our breeding program. We maintained Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ a small breeding program for many years interests do you have?  I am a certified and we produced some wonderful mares recreational, technical diver.  who are out there producing great show What do you love most about the Arabian horse horses today. It’s a good feeling to know industry? The Arabian horse community is that we contributed to the Arabian breed the best. I have met so many great people and it will live on through our horses. through the years. I’ve maintained friendships Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in with many of them for over 25 years. The your pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? Arabian show circuit is filled with people Deb Turner was my instructor and trainer who are always encouraging others. It’s a for many years. When I started showing community where you are competitive rivals I knew absolutely nothing about horses one minute and supportive friends the next.    but I had “the bug” and wanted to show! I

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Whitney Wright

Name: Farm Name: Clanton Performance Horses Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton How old were you when you became involved that you have not owned or shown? Why? with Arabians? Who or what inspired you to Currently, James Brown is at the forefront become involved with Arabian horses? I first of my mind as an admirable horse. became involved with Arabian horses when Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ I was 6 years old. I had started riding and interests do you have? Outside of Arabian my family leased an Arabian mare for me horses what are my other hobbies; is there to ride and show and I fell in love with anything other than Arabian horses? that mare and the breed in general. I enjoy a little bit of everything from Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your gardening, to cooking, running, and pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman? My family. spending time with my husband and dog. They may not completely understand the What do you love most about the Arabian horse show bug, but they do support it and horse industry? The camaraderie and everything I want to accomplish and do. the sense of fun and love that people have for these beautiful horses. What Arabian horse do you most admire

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Anna Conway Zaffke

Farm Name: Conway Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen How old were you when you became involved with win the open western and I fell in love.  I’ve Arabians? Who or what inspired you to become never really shown western horses, so it was involved with Arabian horses? When I was 5 funny that I became obsessed with one, and years old, my older sister Rachel fell in love obsessed I was! Every time he went in the ring with the Arabian horse. She was determined he looked beautiful and happy. Over the years I to become a great rider and her persistence have kept my eye on many of his offspring and led us to make the one-hour trip to Prestige watched as they won national championship Arabians every weekend for lessons. I was after national championship. I admire a stallion the little sister that wanted to tag along! And that was a great show horse and a great sire. then, of course, I fell head over heels as well. Outside of Arabian horses, what other hobbies/ Who has been your biggest influence/mentor in your interests do you have? I am a dog lover, pursuits as a horseman/horsewoman?  Though through and through. I love dog boarding, he did not teach me the technical skills obedience classes, and hope to get more of riding, I would not be the rider I am involved with dog rescue efforts. today without the influence of my father, What do you love most about the Arabian horse Peter Conway. He taught me the most industry? All the great individuals—without important lesson of all—you don’t get it, I wouldn’t have met some of my very far without passion and hard work. favorite people ... Love you, Enns Family! n What Arabian horse do you most admire that you have not owned or shown? Why? CA Hermoso. At my very first U.S. Nationals, I watched him

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Eastwood HA

2009 Bay Gelding by Starof Fame V+/ and out of Safire++ daughter DA Krystle-Fire. Safire++ is a *Bask son and a superlative sire of such horses as Saladins Allon+. A U.S. National Top Ten in both Halter and English pleasure classes that had over 70 entries each, Safire++ horses are built and bred to perform.

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2009 Black/Bay Gelding by Starof Fame V+/ and out of PC Legendary Bey, by RR Akmal Bey. Broadway Joe’s dam is a western pleasure champion out of a daughter of *SR Nadom who was known for producing Nationallywinning western horses. His son’s, Shadom+/ and Sheik MA+/, have 28 National titles between them.

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Families In The Arabian Horse Community The Jensens by mary Kirkman There was a time in this country when children grew up surrounded by generations of family— mother and father together, grandparents just down the road. often, they were in the same area the family had lived for years. now, that’s a somewhat rare phenomenon. between divorces and moving for jobs, the security of an extended family and familiar surroundings is hard to find, and that’s before factoring in a couple’s waiting until they have established careers before having kids. by that time, grandparents often are eyeing medicare and assisted living. For some fortunate individuals, however, childhoods have been enriched not only by parents and nearby grandparents, but sometimes even great-grandparents as well. shared passions have passed from old to young, and values and ethics have been not so much learned as ingrained. That’s the way it has been at Jensen Arabians in blair, neb. Gail Jensen and her daughter, Abby, are well known in the Arabian industry for their standout english horses, the highest profile being Ultra Afire, the six-time national champion or reserve in english pleasure and park, and reiners like multi-national champion Hollywood blockbuster and Jsn Whizzen, winner of the 2011 ArHA Half-Arabian Futurity at scottsdale. As with many people seen from the grandstand, however, there is far more to them than just ribbons and trophies.

Abby Jensen at an early age where speed was the name of the game.

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The Jensens The History Of The Horse Gene Jensen Arabians is the lifelong passion of Gail and Abby Jensen, but despite its public face, it is not an all-girl operation. The men in the family are skilled horsemen who have never minded pitching in when necessary; they just don’t live it and breathe it as the women do. “There is such a thing as a horse gene,” Gail Jensen observes. “I’m convinced of it. Far more little girls have it than little boys, but when you have it, there is just nothing you can do. You have to be involved with horses.” Her daughter is living proof. “My mother instilled a love and a passion for Arabian horses in me as a very small child,” says Abby. A professional photographer and former telecommunications specialist in addition to being a horsewoman, she is an integral part of the family horse business. “I’ve been helping with the horses—feeding, grooming, cleaning stalls and the barn—since I was old enough to carry a bucket. It’s hard work, but I’ve never seen it that way. I need horses in my life, I know that, and these horses need me in their lives.”

two shared long summers together. The “horse gene” had skipped Gail’s parents’ generation, however; while they were enthusiastic about their daughter’s relationship with her grandmother, they weren’t as thrilled that horses were a part of it (her father once famously said, “I’d rather have horses under the hood than under my butt.”) Her mother, who was barely five feet tall, had had an unfortunate encounter with a Shetland pony as a child, and was frankly scared of the beasts. Even so, she read Walter Farley books to her daughter. The grandfathers joined in too, encouraging the love with visits to local horse farms and shows. It was Grandpa Hunt who, one Christmas when she was about 15, presented Gail with a ceramic horse wrapped in a check for $150, earmarked to buy a horse. “My father said that if I could find one for $150, I could have one,” she remembers. “He was very wise; he knew I wouldn’t find what I wanted for that.” Her grandparents squired her around the state for a couple of months before she learned that lesson too—but in the process, she came to a conclusion that would influence the rest of her life. She wanted an Arabian.

Gail and Mick Jensen. A scan through the family history At Jensen Arabians, the current equine pedigrees began their descent about 50 years ago; reveals that the thread of support and love that each generation had for the next is apparent. Vera Hedelund, the humans go farther back—all the way to the covered who had engendered Gail’s love of horses, later was wagon days when Gail Jensen’s ancestors, Thoroughbred an influence on Abby as well. And Gail’s mother, Vera aficionados from Kentucky, arrived in eastern Nebraska in Jeanette Hunt, despite her fear of horses, was the first to the 1870s. She remembers some of the people born to that get behind the wheel of a pickup truck to haul a trailer group of settlers. Unlike most children today, she knew not of horses to a show when Abby was competing and Gail only her grandparents, but her great-grandparents, one of couldn’t attend. Virginia Hershey Jensen, the children’s whom lived into his 90s, when she was in college. He used grandmother on their father’s side, taught Abby how to to tell her stories about the horses the family had brought pull a horse trailer. One weekend when Gail had to work, from back east. Virginia drove the rig to a show and let her teenaged granddaughter drive home. “She was fine,” Virginia “His daughter, my grandmother Vera Hedelund, was a informed her surprised daughter-in-law. horsewoman from the time she was very young,” Gail recalls. “She did all of her own training and showed in the “I have a whole different perspective on aging because I shows around here. She nurtured the horse gene I had.” was around these people,” Gail says. “They may have been old in years, but they were not old in attitude. They were Vera took her granddaughter to Omaha at a young age very vibrant, active people.” to teach her the finer points of riding, and for years, the

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Childhood horsemanship included chores. As a child, Troy was as involved as his sister Abby.

The early days—Troy and Abby Jensen share one of the family’s Arabians.

The Road To Today Gail’s first guide in the Arabian breed was Carla Salsbury, a Blair resident who had mapped out her breeding program and come to Gail’s grandfather, a banker, to finance it. Salsbury was worth his confidence; she remained in the business for years, and better yet, she encouraged his granddaughter to love Arabians. “I followed her around like a chick following a hen,” Gail remembers. “She let me help feed, muck stalls, and ride. She showed me what was involved with having a horse.” Salsbury was destined to play an even bigger role in the development of the future Jensen Arabians. When Gail was 15, she began dating a young high school classmate, Mick Jensen, who owned a filly from the Salsbury program (although amazingly, it was a year before Gail learned of it). The teenagers rode double bareback on her, and got their first taste of Arabian breeding by taking Belle to a new stallion Salsbury was standing. By the time they were seniors in high school, the Arabian herd at the Jensen farm had expanded to two. Even before they were married, Gail and Mick began breeding horses, keeping them at Mick’s parents’ farm. “It was only one every two or three years, nothing grand and glorious,” Gail relates. “That first mare of Mick’s, Belle, lived to be 29 years old, and she was really my first horse.

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Mick Jensen with one of the family’s show horses in the early days of Jensen Arabians.

I’d never really had a horse to take care of. I learned to ride better, and then she taught my two kids how to ride too.” Mick Jensen and Gail Hunt married in 1964. Their son Troy was born in 1965, and Abby came along two years later. In the meantime, law school taught Mick that he didn’t want to be an attorney, so he accepted a position with Great Plains Communications, which Gail’s grandfather had founded in 1910. Their move to western Nebraska for the job marked the first time they had maintained horses at their own home, and they have never been without them since. Jensen Arabians was born. “We didn’t breed many, and we usually sold what we raised,” Gail remembers. “When we moved into a house that badly needed storm windows, we sold our first foal for $375 to pay for them.” From each generation that followed, they saved one or two mares, so that now, their breeding program reflects a line to those first Arabians. Troy and Abby grew up helping with the chores at the barn, feeding, cleaning stalls and handling the horses. “Troy was more like my dad,” Gail smiles. “He got to be 16 and said, ‘Okay, I’ve done this for eight years now, and I’m ready to quit.’” To this day, however, he retains a knowledge of horses, can ride all day, and has taken his family to Scottsdale to watch his sister show.


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For Abby, however, the sun rose and set with Arabians. When she was 4, her mother found her curled up in a stall, asleep with one of the foals. “The little baby would follow her around the paddock like a dog,” Gail recalls. That childhood fascination blossomed into skill with a wide variety of activities, from English and hunt seat to reining and even barrel racing.

operation, raise good horses, send a few good ones out for training and sell the others.”

Abby remembers the early days of her showing career well. “We didn’t have a lot of money, so we went to one-day shows and did the barrels and all those fun games you play with horses,” she says. In fact, they didn’t go to Class A shows until she was 16. “So I grew up throwing the horses in the trailer at five in the morning, driving a hundred miles, tying them to the trailer, and doing everything with my one or two horses.” They were the original versatile Arabians; one was primarily a reiner, but accounted for western pleasure, hunter pleasure, saddle seat, halter and costume as well.

During some of that time, Abby had been away at college, available mainly as free labor in the summers. But as the years went on, she recognized what she calls “a big emptiness in my soul.” “I knew I needed to get back and be involved with the horses,” she says. She went into the telecommunications business, but returned to showing for fun. When she moved to Colorado to work for Level Three Communications, she took her reiner with her.

That Abby had talent was apparent. She took lessons from Betty Salsbury, Carla’s daughter, and at the age of 17, without the benefit of a trainer, qualified for U.S. Nationals. Then, realizing that she needed a little more polish, they took Salsbury’s recommendation and went to Diane Underwood in 1983. “That really turned it around,” recalls Gail. “We won regional championships and our first U.S. national top ten, and we began to see that this could work into something.” The next step was going into business with Underwood and opening Park Place Arabians, a venture that lasted for 10 years. “We’d had Jensen Arabians, but this was different,” Gail says. “We had two trainers that worked out of the barn, Diane and Shellee Kotera, and we usually stood two to four stallions at stud. We had 60 stalls, and running that taught me the industry from a whole other perspective. I could see that done right, I could have my own

However, part of what she learned was that when you have a training barn, your own horses come last, which necessitated her cutting back on breeding. That was what finally convinced her to return to a private operation.

By 2003, however, corporate America grew stale. It was time to come home—and time to start the career that had been in the back of her mind since her college days at SMU. She’d grown up with a camera in her hand, but it was not until a professor in an elective photography class commented on her talent (“this is some of the best work I have ever seen come through this school”) that she took it seriously and majored in the discipline. Now she had two missions: start a photography business and help her mother at Jensen Arabians.

Jensen Arabian horsemanship now— Abby and Hanna Jensen.

Targeting The Future The foundation of Jensen Arabians now is Gail and Abby’s breeding and business philosophy, and the way they have always set their goals. “We strive to breed horses that are very athletic, with very good dispositions that are trainable,” says Gail. “I don’t think you’re going to get any bad actors from us. When they leave here, they are going to be manageable, trainable, pleasant horses to be around.” “Our breeding and selling philosophy has always been to have the best mares we can,” nods Abby. “They need to have the pedigree to do the job they are supposed to do and the physical

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Abby on Simply Elegant SP, Canadian National Reserve Champion in English Pleasure AAOTR and multi-top ten at the U.S. Nationals.

Abby Jensen and U.S. National Champion Ultra Afire enjoy that treasured moment when their number is called for the trophy.

conformation for it, and we like them to have won prizes in the division we’re breeding for. So, all of our mares (being bred for English) with the exception of one, who is older, have an English pedigree, have good conformation, and have done some winning in the show ring in either country or English. “That enables us to really make sure that we are breeding our mares right, because they all ‘take’ a little differently and they all have some sort of physical something that they need to overcome. By training and showing them, you know not only from a pedigree perspective, but also from a mental and physical perspective, what you need to improve. It’s a long process, but we care very deeply that we breed the right stuff.” They are serious about disposition; Jensen Arabians are handled primarily by women, so for years attitude has been a priority in the program. But it’s more than that. The love of showing that extends all the way back to Abby’s childhood dictates that their horses not only show well, but love doing it. “I want to breed on that

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willingness and heart to be a really good show horse,” says Gail. “I don’t want to breed a horse that will go into the show ring thinking, ‘I don’t really like doing this, you’ll have to make me.’ They’re a flash in the pan and then they’re done. I want to breed something that will show from the time it’s a youngster until it’s 20 years old and love it. It is hard to breed that. I think disposition breeds on; it’s genetic as well as environmental.” Not every horse is a potential regional or national champion. When one doesn’t exhibit a talent for showing, they find a role and a home for it, sometimes with a 4-H child or someone who wants to show at local shows or just enjoy trail riding. “Some of them we place with people,” says Abby. “If the alternative is to get online and sell that horse to I-don’t-know-who for very little money, I’d rather give it away to someone who really wants a horse but cannot afford the show champion, or someone we know will give the horse a good, safe home. That’s hard to do with very young stock that is not under saddle, but that’s the approach we are taking.”


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Jensen Arabians’ Hollywood Blockbuster after the 2008 U.S. National Championship in Reined Cow Horse with Crystal McNutt up.

Originally, their plan was to be able to sell very wellbred horses for what Abby calls “not stupid” amounts of money. “We wanted to make a reasonable profit, keep a couple of horses in the show ring (that would be primarily broodmares that we intend to keep), and allow some folks who maybe couldn’t afford to buy a $100,000 horse to buy a $15,000 horse out of our pasture, wait a couple of years, and maybe have that $100,000 horse.” In this economy, she admits, that has gotten hard to do, and has necessitated a shift in their operation. They are now starting horses and in some cases sending them on to trainers before selling them. “With all of the people trying to get out of the business because they can’t afford it anymore, and with the onset of the internet auctions, it’s become really easy to sell horses for not a lot of money, and that has really hurt Jensen Arabians.” For two years now, the routine has been for Abby to start and evaluate the youngsters, then send a selection with the most potential to trainers who specialize in their disciplines. In English, that is Vicki Humphrey in Georgia and Ryan Strand in Missouri. “Vicki is very good at seeing a horse’s talent,” Gail observes. “She won’t try to make it do something she thinks it shouldn’t, or can’t,

do. And Ryan, in Kansas City, opened up a new market for us. With Just Breezin, he won a U.S. National Reserve Championship in driving, and both amateur and open park championships in Canada. We sold Breezy soon after that and he’s still out there winning. And there’s never been any question of who we take our reiners to. I’ve watched Crystal McNutt since she was 4 years old and have always liked her, so when we decided to send our reiners to a national-level trainer, she was the one. “With the dispositions we breed, our horses don’t take a lot of hard handling,” she adds. “So we look for trainers who don’t do that.” On the subject of bloodlines, she has her preferences. “For my English horses, I have a preponderance of Polish bloodlines,” she replies. “I like them because of their athleticism and their brains—they have good, solid minds. As far as purebred reining, we’re just getting started; I’ve bred primarily Half-Arabian/Half-Quarter Horses. I like the Xenophonn line, and a few years ago I had an opportunity to buy a mare who was a Heza Zee daughter. She turned out to be really good in the show pen and then we bred her, and last year at Scottsdale, her filly won the Half-Arabian Futurity as a 4-year-old. A 3-year-old

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Early on, two stallions were identified with Jensen Arabians. One was Chutaro, who was owned by a partnership and arrived when they still had Park Place. His quality was apparent—but his temper verged on downright dangerous, and it was a job for Diane, Shellee, Gail and their breeding manager, John Schlicht, to turn him around. They were convinced that the attitude was manmade, and in the end, they were proved right. The year country pleasure was inaugurated, Chutaro came home with the Canadian National Championship.

“I call my dad a gentleman farmer,” Abby says. “He’s been a telecommunications executive since I was a kid, but he always had tractors and fences to fix, he’s always worked hard on the weekends—and he’s always been very supportive of us in the horse business. Specifically, this year one of our mares had a pretty good-sized baby and I delivered it. The mare had a little trouble, and the baby couldn’t stand up; it was two in the morning, my mother wasn’t home, and I called my dad and said I need your help. And he came down and knew exactly what to do with this foal; he acted like the mother, stimulating it everywhere, and then he got in there and helped me pick this baby up. It was such a tender moment, watching my dad do this.”

The other stallion was the Chief Justice son Alimah Justice, a U.S. National Top Ten in park who also did very well in other English divisions, and sired highly talented Half-Arabians. Now 26, he is a permanent resident at Jensen Arabians.

“He’s just not into the show ring stuff, although he did show a little at halter when we were young,” Gail observes. “But when we’re short handed or when the farrier is there, he’s glad to help out and he’s very good with horses.”

As time went on, however, Abby and Gail determined that it made the most business sense not to stand stallions. “When people come to our farm to look at horses, we need to have more than just one sire represented in our foals,” Gail explains. “We needed a variety of bloodlines for people.” At present, they breed about half a dozen mares a year. Afires Heir and Vegaz are at the top of their list—but curiosity is high to see how their young Aploz foals turn out.

Even Abby’s brother, Troy, now off the farm and raising his own family in England, has been part of the action. His two sons have already taken riding lessons on Abby’s old reiner. Gail wonders if there may be another horse gene on the horizon.

half-brother to that one will show next year at Scottsdale. When I breed to the Quarter Horses, I look for a solid mind, good movement, and good feet.”

Eyes On The Prize For Abby, Jensen Arabians is a family affair. “It’s a wonderful thing,” she says, and for a moment, emotion threatens her voice. “It was not like my mother sat me down and had a conversation with me when I was 5 and told me this. She’s shown me this throughout her lifetime. I feel very lucky that I got to follow in the footsteps of a woman who has so much love and passion for this breed.” And behind the scenes, there is also her father. Mick, Gail’s husband of 47 years, knows how to handle a horse and run a farm, and he is there to help whenever they need him. He even shows up at selected shows— Scottsdale is a favorite because reining events have designated start times which make it easy for him to schedule his golf games around his daughter’s rides.

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Looking to the future, Jensen Arabians has transformed itself over the past 15 years. It began when Gail retired from her position in the medical field—she is a clinical microbiologist and had been running a hospital microbiology lab—to devote more time to the horses. Then Abby moved home to help more, and two years ago, expanded her role at the farm. Thankfully for those who follow her photography, she has not given up her camera; although the farm schedule is demanding, breeding manager Kandi Rasmussen makes it possible for Abby still to do her horse photography, albeit not as prolifically as before. She plans one trip a year for nonhorse work (her spectacular landscapes and portraits of wildlife), but there is no escaping that working with horses accounts for more of her schedule now. It’s worth it, she says. Part of a passion for the Arabian is a passion for its future. Recently, she says, she attended an Arabian Horse Times symposium on the future of the Arabian. “Part of my takeaway was that I need to think globally but


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Photo from horseback by Abby Jensen in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

act locally,” she comments. “I need to do things here in my state to try and stimulate the market here. I can’t do anything about the whole U.S., but I can do things here.

rolling in the right direction, and pretty soon everybody jumps on board.”

“We as individuals need to be responsible for what’s going on,” she emphasizes. “It’s real easy to say that our association should be doing those things. Well, you can sit around and say that, but what we have decided to do is act locally.”

There are priorities that are key for a healthier industry, she adds. “Years ago, this breed was known for its versatility; now we breed specifically. But, no matter how hard you try as a breeder, you’re never 100 percent successful; you’re lucky if you breed one great one a year. So we have to keep in our mind that these are still very versatile horses, and while I may be breeding for an English horse, I might get an exceptional endurance horse. We need to remember, it’s about the horse! When we get one which is not going to be exactly what we want, I want to place it, get it somewhere where it can influence someone who maybe didn’t have the opportunity of growing up with horses. Our Arabians need to be with people.” That brings up a pragmatic thought for the immediate future: “It is a really good time for first-time horse owners to get into the game, because the prices are so low.”

In her determination, she sees the influence of her father. “That’s kind of the way that my dad has run his business,” she reflects. “Okay, I have this great idea, who do I grab to think about this? You get the right people together and

Bottom line? “I’m doing it because I’m really passionate about the horse,” she says. “I love the horses, and I love the opportunities it gave me as a kid and I’d love to see other kids have those same opportunities.” n

“We make sure that kindergarten classes, 4-H clubs, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops come out here, and my mom is so good about giving them tours and telling them the history of the Arabian horse. If we can pull one or two horse crazy kids from that and make them fall in love with an Arabian, I feel like we’re doing our job. And my mother is involved with Sunrise EquiTherapy, which is an equineassisted riding program here in Nebraska. My 28-year-old reiner is a big part of that.

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English Pleasure Open with Shan Wilson • AAOTR 18-39 with Mallory Mahan

Owner Karen Mahan

IXL Noble Express x Colorado Sage

3x Reserve National Champion 2011 Region 12 Champion English Pleasure

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Shan Wilson • AAOTR Maturity with Mallory Mahan

Owner Karen Mahan

Heir To Glory x Savirene B

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Shan Wilson • AAOTR Maturity with Lindsay O’Reilly French

Owner Lindsay O’Reilly French

Mamage x Watch My Success

2011 Scottsdale Champion Jr. Horse with Shan Wilson 2011 Region 11 Champion AAOTR & AATR with Lindsay O’Reilly French For Your Consideration Shan Wilson Cell: 417.848.3943 Chris Wilson Cell: 417.761.2031 www.ChriShanPark.com

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Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage Iowa Gold Star Nominated Sire

Owner Britomar Ltd.

2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion English Pleasure with Shan Wilson Halter wins at Region 6, Region 10, Iowa Gold Star & Magnum Futurity

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Park Horse with Shan Wilson

Owner Meagan Mains

Allionce x N-Q-Artistry

2011 Youth National Unanimous Champion Park JTR 2011 Region 11 Champion Park AAOTR

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Chris Wilson • AAOTR Maturity with Beth Lang Futurity with Shan Wilson

Owners Steve & Beth Lang

Baske Afire x Danse Brilliant

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Futurity with Shan Wilson

Owners Shan & Molly Wilson and Michelle & Todd Werts

Vegaz x Vanity’s Gal

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PUREBRED English/Country CSP Viva La Vida (A Temptation x Infinity CSP) 2007 PB grey mare. English Pl. Oohh soo cool!!! Young superstar showing in Tulsa in the English Pleasure Maturity & Jr. Horse classes with Shan. CSP Viva La Vida

EF Trific Shoc (SF Specs Shocwave x DA Trifinity) 2008 PB bay colt. Beautiful face, long neck, tons of motion. This is a special colt with a special pedigree. USN Country English Pleasure Futurity with Chris. LJR Propetual Motion (SM Profection II x Be Striken) 2006 PB bay gelding. Tall Country Pl horse with an incredible neck. Has been to two shows and is ready to take an amateur into the show ring. Will be showing in the USN Maturity class. Talk to Shan. Oscar De La Renta (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy) 2006 PB bay gelding. Striking! Scottsdale Signature Stallion 2010 Res Champion English Pl Futurity and 2011 Top Ten English Pl Maturity ATR. In training with Shan. Second Millennium (Millennium LOA x Infinity CSP) 2004 PB dark bay mare. Beautiful, consistent, and sound! USN 2010 Country Pl AAOTR Top Ten. Scottsdale 2011 Res Champion Country Pl AAOTR 18-35.

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SF Spellbound (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) 2001 PB bay gelding. USN Champion English Pl AAOTR 18-39. YN Champion English Pl Walk-Trot and Res Champion Pl Driving 17/under. Full brother to SF Specs Shocwave. This horse is uncomplicated. Showing in Country AAOTR 36-54. Talk to Shan. Xanthuss (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage) 2007 PB chestnut stallion. Absolutely gorgeous with an amazing pedigree. Champion and reserve halter wins as a yearling at Iowa Gold Star, Magnum Futurity, Region 6, Region 10, and MN Fall Fest. Scottsdale 2009 Top Ten 2yo Colt ATH. Scottsdale 2011 Champion Signature Stallion English Pl Futurity. This horse has serious breeding potential. He already has some beautiful foals on the ground. Country Pl Jr. Horse at USN 2011. Ask Shan. Mystifyer SF (Baske Afire x Miss Allience) 2006 PB bay gelding. Showing at USN in English Maturity and AAOTR 18-39. Very easy & walks great!!!! Halsteads Frisky (Ariberry Bey V x Strawberry Wine) 2003 PB grey gelding. Showing at USN in English Pleasure AAOTR and Native Costume AAOTR. Fun horse with plenty of wins!

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HALF-ARABIAN English/Country A Solo Temptation (A Temptation x Solo Silk AA) 2004 HA/NSH grey gelding. Region 11 2010 Res Champ English Pl. Big time amateur horse. Equitation. Ask Chris. BSF Crackerjack (HS Justatemptation x Believer’s Eighties Lady) 2008 HA chestnut gelding. Broke to ride, great headset and lots of motion. Talk to Chris. CSP Luck Be Alady (Mamage x Karalina) 2004 HA chestnut mare. Fine-framed DH cross. HA Park and HA English. Extreme motion front and back. Talk to Shan. CSP Rick James (Mamage x Vanity’s Gal) 2008 HA chestnut gelding. Full sibling to CSP James Dean. USN English Pleasure Futurity English for 2011. Ask Shan.

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Danse All Night (Baske Afire x Danse Brilliant) 2007 HA bay gelding. Showing in HA Country Pl Maturity and Junior Horse at USN 2011. This is a big-time, we said BIG-TIME, horse! Talk to Shan. Halsteads Redpepper (Ariberry Bey V x Halstead’s Miss Musk) 2003 HA/Half-Hackney chestnut gelding. Fancy and pretty HA English Pl prospect. Has been in the pasture, but is back in training, and is back in the show ring. Qualified for HA Park for USN 2011. Talk to Chris. James Brown (Mamage x Watch My Success) 2006 HA black bay gelding. 16.3 hands tall. NSH Halter Champion as a weanling, yearling, and 2yo. Scottsdale 2011 Champion HA Country Pl Jr. Horse. A lot of buzz about this one!! Lifetime Thrill (Mamage x Prime Time Thrill) 2006 HA chestnut gelding. Stylish hunter with a relaxed and willing attitude. Beautiful mover with great hocks and smooth motion. Went to his first show in the fall. Talk to Shan.

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My Chemical Romance (Baske Afire x Believer’s Eighties Lady) 2006 HA chestnut mare. Extremely talented. Ready to show in English Pl. This could be the one! Ask Chris. The Fire Marshall (DS Major Afire x Superior’s Jodie Lynn) 2005 HA chestnut gelding. Very tall with great ears and long upright neck. Good enough for open, but amateur friendly. Qualified for USN 2011 in HA Country Pl Open and Amateur. Excellent equitation potential. This one could win it all! In training with Chris. CSP Vincent Vega (Vegaz x Vanity's Gal) 2008 HA grey gelding. Showing in HA Country English Pleasure Futurity. Just won at NSH Finals! Excellent amateur prospect. Very balanced and calm. Bring On The Glory (Heir to Glory x Savirene B) 2006 HA Bay Mare. Four whites with amazing hocks. Showing at USN in HA English Pleasure Maturity & Jr. Horse with Shan.

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Midnite Confession (Baske Afire x Super Flare) 2006 HA bay gelding. Showing in USN Country English Pleasure Maturity & AAOTR 18-39. CF Coming up Roses (Majesteit x French Seduction) 2004 HA chestnut mare. Showing in Tulsa in Halter AAOTH. Come check her out. RH Big Time (Baske Afire x Lakeview's Savoir Faire) 2005 HA chestnut gelding. Showing in HA English AAOTR 18-39. BIG and excellent in the bridle!! SEP TEM BER 2011 | 255AA


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Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda

Competing in Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Larry Hoffman

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Monaco X HV Trinidoll

Competing in Half Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Karen Michels Half Arabian Pleasure Driving with Larry Hoffman

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Sshameless++ x HB Gailady

Competing in Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Hillary Hoffman Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open with Larry Hoffman

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Khaffire+ x Picadilly Square Competing in Half Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider with Hillary Hoffman Half Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Larry Hoffman

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SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia Competing in Half Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maturity AAOTR Half Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Rebecca Kalsow Half Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Larry Hoffman

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Tolstoi - (Matoi x Miss Babs+//) 2001 Black Half Arabian/Half Hackney Gelding, 15.3 hands, 2010 US National Champion Half Arabian Show Hack AOTR, “Bugsy” has competed successfully at Nationals and Regionals in Country English Pleasure, Show Hack, Ladies Side Saddle English, and Native Costume – A true example of a well rounded show horse! Dam is National Champion Dressage horse. Would make a great match for any adult or youth rider. Would also make outstanding equitation mount. Available in Tulsa at US Nationals. JGR Shameful+//(Sshameless X HB Gailady) 2002 Grey Arabian Gelding – 15.3 hands - Multi-Reserve National Champion Hunter Pleasure in 14-17, Top 10 Open Hunter Pleasure in both US and Canada. Now a proven winner in 18-39 – Canadian National Top Ten, Reserve Buckeye Champion, and Multi Regional Champion. Tall, very pretty and sound. “Sam” is ready to take the next young rider or adult to the thrill of a national win. Available in Tulsa at US Nationals

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The Great Gazoo+/ (Celebration CA X Cats Alectra Heir GM) 2001 Bay Half Arabian/Half Hackney Gelding. Already Proven in Amateur and Open HA English, Park, and Pleasure Driving divisions – Numerous National and Regional wins. “Gazoo” is ready to take his next Amateur/ Youth to the winners circle. He is a 7/8th brother to Multi-National Champion GTF BEETLEJUICE. Priced to sell! Video Available.

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SC Don Julio – (Versace x Shams Tiara) 2003 Liver Chestnut Arabian Gelding – Extremely exciting opportunity to own a multi-national champion! In 2011, “DJ” won 2 National Championships, 5 Top Tens, 1 Reserve Scottsdale Championship, 1 Buckeye Championship, and 6 Regional Championships in Open, JOTR/JTR, and Ladies Side Saddle. Incredibly good minded and a very kind horse to be around. Ready to win roses for his next rider! MN Breeders Fall Fest Eligible.

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LJR Some Like It Hot – (A Wild Fire x Toad) 2001 Grey Half Arabian/Half Saddlebred Gelding – 16.1 hands – Multi National Top Ten & Multi-Regional Champion Half Arabian Country English in Adult and Youth Divisions, Reserve National Champion Futurity Gelding, “Kermit” would make an excellent mount for a rider of any skill level, He would be stunning in saddle seat equitation. Full brother to LJR Where There’s Smoke. Video Available. Garth MH+// - (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia) 2000 Chestnut Arabian Gelding –– Reserve National Champion Open Western Pleasure and Multi-National Top Ten & Regional Championships in both Open and Amateur. Family bred, owned, and shown – “Garth” would make a great addition to any family for an adult or youth rider. Good sized and incredibly smooth gated – would make wonderful horsemanship mount. MN Breeders Fall Fest Eligible. Jamaica Jive (Baske Afire X Narcisse PR) 7 year old Arabian Gelding. Shown successfully western pleasure and is now also going hunt pleasure. Very good minded. Jamaica Jive would make a super mount for a youth rider or amateur that wants to do it all. Video available

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Lunar Psyche (Magnum Psyche X Lolita V) 2002 Bay Arabian Gelding, 15.2 hands. Successfully shown by numerous amateurs in Western Pleasure – Multiple regional awards. “Lunar” is easy to spot in the show ring with his four white socks. He would make a wonderful Horsemanship or Select Rider mount. MN Breeders Fall Fest Eligible. Video available. Ramble On Rose+/ (Ailiance x Halimas Gal) 1996 Grey Arabian Mare. National Top Ten and Multiple Region Champion Western Horse. This beautiful mare would make a great addition to any breeding program with bloodlines including Negatraz, Bask, *Hal Gazal, and Nazeer. Has already produced two super star prospects by Khadraj NA. Sound and easy to work, she would be a stand out for the walk/jog or 13 and under division.

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Swix – (SF Specs Shockwave x Just On Ice by The Chief Justice) 2006 Bay Arabian Gelding. Exciting Country English Pleasure mount that just hit the show ring! Would make excellent mount for 2012 Country English Maturity. A BLAST to ride! MN Breeders Fall Fest Eligible. Video Available

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2011 NAAHSA World Championship Horse Show by Kara Larson

The return on all of the hard work by the North American Arabian Horse Show Association (NAAHSA) was realized this past month with the much anticipated debut of their show, the BB&T North American Arabian World Championships, held August 24-27 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. The show committee had big goals for the show, and NAAHSA Chairman Rob Langlois believes that those goals were met in Virginia. “We couldn’t have asked for a better group of trainers,

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exhibitors, and judges,” Langlois states. “Everyone had a great time, and we learned a lot from our first show. “The quality of horses was unbelievable,” continues Langlois. “There were a few classes, one of them being the outstanding stallion halter class, where the judges pulled out selected horses at a time to further compare, which was exciting for everyone. It was great to see the crowd so excited and involved.”


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In terms of the judging aspect of the show, a comparative system was utilized with the panel of judges chosen at random from a group of eight just before each class. This allowed for different panels to judge classes together, expanding the judges’ experiences as well. “I felt privileged to be a part of such a qualified group of judges,” shares horseman and judge Greg Knowles. “I really enjoyed getting to know them, talking with them about their winners. “The quality of horses was unbelievable,” continues Langlois. “There were a few classes, one of them being the outstanding stallion halter class, where the judges pulled out selected horses at a time to further compare, which was exciting for everyone. It was great to see the crowd so excited and involved.”

“Judging under the comparative system allowed for better evaluation and fairness in the classes,” continues Knowles. “There are pros and cons to every system of judging, but the comparative system has the ability to create more excitement for judges, exhibitors, and crowd members, which it did at this show.” one of the ways that the show was able to actively involve the corporate sponsor of the show, BB&T Bank, was through the judges themselves. “A few bank executives were actually in center ring during some classes,” says Langlois, “and the judges that were not part of the class took the time to explain what sort of things they look for in the horses. The bank executives were absolutely thrilled about it and even ended up taking some pictures with costume horses on finals night!” other special moments where the crowd became a major part of the show came in the many prize drawings and ceremonies. In addition to giving away a Ford F-150 truck to a winning ticket holder and a horse trailer to a

trainer present at the show, a new car was also awarded to a member of the active military. The car was won by a marine from North Carolina who had served two tours overseas. “The marine and his fiancé had actually just talked about how much they needed a car, and they were absolutely ecstatic when he won,” says Langlois. “Everyone involved in the show shared in the excitement of these giveaways.” “It was so special to see the show offer appreciation to a member of the U.S. military,” Knowles concurs. “They risk their lives for us, and it’s just nice to be a part of something that shows support and honor for their efforts.” The success of this show did not come without strife. In the midst of Hurricane Irene, an earthquake, and a nearby tornado, nature was testing the event right out of its starting gate. “Even though there was water everywhere and trees down on the roads, the Fairgrounds did a great job of cleaning it all up so people could travel with ease,” Langlois says. “We were all very impressed with their hard work, and it just showed what a group effort this show really turned out to be.” Now that the NAAHSA has its first World Championships under its belt, it can better plan for the future. They are already pursuing another sponsorship from the BB&T Bank, as well as the Virginia Horse Center, and the show committee is willing to prove its commitment to keeping this show going for many years to come. “The heart and the attitude of the people in charge of this show was really great to see,” Knowles states. “It just felt healthy. There were no games, no politics, and it truly felt like a celebration of the Arabian horse.” n

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2011 Arabian Horse Times Most Classic Contest Winner

Majic Of M arwan by Mary KirKMan

When discussing the pedigree attributes of a Marwan Al Shaqab son, the first thing an owner usually mentions is his superstar sire. With enough national and international championships to write a book, and an army of successful offspring on his record, Marwan is an asset to anyone’s family tree. Nevertheless, when Roxann Hart, who co-owns Majik Of Marwan with longtime friend R. Kirk Landon, talks about their young stallion, the first thing she mentions is his damline. “Majik Of Marwan’s dam and his granddam have produced four or more champions,” Hart says, “so he has the kind of pedigree that really anchors a breeding stallion.” To complement Marwan Al Shaqab, Majik Of Marwan is out of Lily Marlaina, a Thee Infidel daughter out of the Polish-bred Probracja— which makes for a diverse pedigree, but one in which nearly every line is proven for quality. The year 2011 is proving to be a breakout one for “Majik.” Now 5, he is just beginning his show career in the stallion ranks, and made his first appearance under Rohara guidance at the Shenandoah Valley Classic in June, where he won the Stallion Championships. The following month, he was named Region 15 Champion Stallion, the unanimous choice of the judges. Now plans call for him to compete at the U.S. Nationals with Rohara’s Joe Alberti on the lead. As welcome as the show titles are, Hart observes that for her, Majik Of Marwan’s breeding potential is most exciting. He covered his first mares at the age of 3, in 2009, when he was purchased by Landon and Rohara, but since that did not transpire until late March, his breeding season was limited. That first foal crop numbered just 17—but they are already making an impact in the show ring. Hart is elated; she has been told that statistics reveal that in Sweepstakes Yearlings, Majik Of Marwan tied for first in Half-Arabians and was in the top five as a sire of purebreds. “To me, for a young sire in his first foal crop, that’s outstanding,” she says. “And two of his best have not been shown in this country.” She is already looking forward to the foreign market, as Majik’s semen has been shipped to Europe and Ecuador. As bright as the young stallion’s future seems now, that was not always the case. Hart and the Rohara staff already have had a taste of his quality in the way he fought a freak medical condition—he developed an enterolith—that could have claimed his life last year. An enterolith occurs when a horse ingests a small foreign object (in this case, perhaps a sliver of a shell) and its body fights back by encasing the object in calcium; when the calcium builds, the object’s size is increased and can eventually cause colic. “We had vets checking him, but they couldn’t find anything and his blood work always came back all right,” says Hart. “Then he started having intermittent colics, and when they became more frequent, we finally did exploratory surgery. That’s when we found that he had an enterolith larger than my hand, and it had broken loose and was periodically blocking his intestine. Thank heavens, the vets don’t believe it will recur.” Through the ordeal, Majik maintained his typically easy disposition, and she reports that even when he was in pain, he understood that they were trying to help him and never resisted. “He was always so trusting,” Hart observes, and adds that it is great to see him coming into his own. “Now it’s fun to take him out and show him, and see him be the strong competitor I thought he would be.” n 268AA | A R A bI A N HOR SE T I MES


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The ArAbiAn horse CelebrATion

“One of the signature features of the Celebration is that we are bringing back Stallion Row.”

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Celebration 12 MontHs and Counting by Bob Battaglia As many of you are aware, a group of dedicated horsemen and women have been working for the past year on the Arabian Horse Celebration, a new show that will debut in Louisville, Ky., in September, 2012. Now just a year out, plans are coming together—so far, better than we could have dreamed. I don’t use adjectives like “incredible” lightly, particularly about events like this. From the beginning, we have planned conservatively, content to design a show that would grow slowly and careful not to bite off more than we could chew. But as time has passed, the groundswell of support has gone from gratifying to amazing, and now, as the city of Louisville comes aboard, we’re in the unique position of having to revise expectations upward. Here’s the latest. In August, the Celebration’s board of directors met in Dallas, and we came up with a tentative list of classes. At that point, we felt it was time for another site visit, to begin working more with the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center and the local community. We scheduled our trip for the week of the American Saddlebred World Championships (an exciting event in itself), when we could get another look at the facilities we are planning to use while they were set up for a horse show.

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The Facility Layout Everything except the work arenas will be under one roof at the Celebration. We have confirmed that we will use the North Wing Exhibit Hall for all of the stabling, as well as the commercial exhibits and a restaurant which will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offer a full bar. For those who wonder if there will be room for all of this, rest assured that after allowing for the restaurant and the vendors, there is still room for 880 stalls. And as anyone who has been there will remember, the North Wing Exhibit Hall connects directly with Freedom Hall; the seats and show ring are just steps away. It could not be more convenient. One of the signature features of the Celebration is that we are bringing back Stallion Row. The North Wing has a spacious center aisle, where the stallions will be presented and the public can actually touch the horses and become involved handson. Our purpose is to educate the public, get them interested in horses, and also to promote breeding again. With that in mind, we are widening the center aisle even more so that stallion owners can set up reception and promotional areas to meet with both newcomers and experienced horsemen who want to learn more about the stallions. As I said, the only things not under one roof are the work areas, but there will be several and they are close. At one end of the North Wing is Freedom Hall, and at the other, across the barn road, are the shed row stables. Directly across from the North Wing is the new, open arcade that was built to replace the barns which burned down a few years ago. At the other end of that is the large, covered outdoor arena exhibitors will remember from past U.S.

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National shows. It will be for our use, and it will, as usual, include a bullpen in the center. There also will be two longeing rings available just behind that arena, and we may also put in a work area under the arcade for western riders. In addition to all that, there will be—again, as usual—Stopher Walk (the approach chute to Freedom Hall and its warm-up area), the warm-up area, and Freedom Hall itself. If you’ve been following the planning of the Celebration, you will know that one of its most important goals is to provide education for both the public and horsemen, and that goes beyond the return of Stallion Row. We are also reviving the use of informative seminars, on the order of the ones which were so popular at the Arabian Horse Fairs of the 1970s. Those will take place in Freedom Hall on Thursday and Friday afternoons, when showing will be suspended in favor of this critical element of the Celebration. And finally, whenever you mention Freedom Hall, there are those who immediately ask about the skyboxes. Arabian horse people were introduced to the concept of skyboxes at the U.S. Nationals of 1984, and the ones at Louisville have long set the standard. They were great to begin with, and they’re even better now—they’ve been remodeled. Five double skyboxes and 22 singles will be available for use. All of this planning has come together smoothly. The staff of the Kentucky Fair and Exhibition Center has been helpful all along, but in August, as we nailed all this down, they were second to none to work with. They accommodated our every request.


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The City As I said, our August visit was also to cement our relationship with the city of Louisville, through its Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau. Once again, we found everyone we worked with extremely cooperative and excited about having the Arabian horse people back in town. Their representatives are working closely with us on promotion of the show and to help us secure

the support we need from local vendors. Local hotels stepped up to the plate with discounts and rates that are very, very affordable at any level. And the Convention and Visitors Bureau has established a new promotional program under which every exhibitor at the Celebration can show his or her exhibitor’s badge at many restaurants and stores, and receive a 10 percent discount on any purchase.

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The Response The excitement, anticipation and enthusiasm around the country have been overwhelming. Amazingly, it has come not only in the Arabian horse business, where it might be expected, but in other breeds as well. I’m hearing a lot of encouragement principally from people in Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses, who want to see us there. I suppose it is understandable, since many HalfArabians are being bred from both those breeds, and our success bodes well for their market too. For whatever reason, it’s a welcome endorsement. Most gratifying is that many supporters are making definite plans. A number of commercial vendors already have made reservations, and we have 10 to 15 of the 32 Stallion Row placements reserved. It is worth mentioning that the stallions

represent both large and small breeders, which will ensure a range of stallions to interest horsemen in a variety of levels and disciplines. We are welcoming everyone. The Celebration is planning a cocktail party at U.S. Nationals, where we will announce further developments to keep you up to date, and by November 1, we expect to start promotion on the show and the stallions registered for Stallion Row. It’s time to start shining the spotlight. Arabians are going back to Freedom Hall, probably the most exciting place in the country to show a horse, and we invite you to get on the bandwagon with us. n For more information, please check www.arabiancelebration.com.

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Justify x BK Tamina

2011 Scottsdale Signature Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Futurity 2011 North American Championships Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland

U.S. National Western Pleasure Futurity with Tommy Garland Proudly owned by Kim Isringhausen

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Besson Carol x Ekkatarina, by Neposzar

2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity 2011 Region 15 Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland 2011 Region 15 Top Five Western Pleasure AAOTR with Natalie Hunt

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+ RSD Dark Victory x Talons Pride

2010 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 2011 Region 15 Reserve Champion Western Pleasure with Tommy Garland 2011 Region 15 Reserve Champion Western Pleasure AAOTR with Natalie Hunt

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U.S. National Western Pleasure with Tommy Garland U.S. National Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Natalie Hunt Proudly owned by Barbara Lynn Hunt

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+ Cytosk x DG Serinett

2011 Region 15 Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure with Tommy Garland 2011 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure Select ATR with Lucinda Miller 2011 Region 15 Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR with Lucinda Miller

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+/ Kas Miad x Wisdom Peak

2011 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR with Tia Day 2011 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR with Tia Day 2011 Region 15 Top Five Hunter Pleasure Open with Katie Garland

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Midnight Magnum x Carolina

2011 North American Championships Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 2011 Region 15 Top Five H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse with Katie Garland

U.S. National H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse with Katie Garland Proudly owned by Dawn Garland

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Now “Open” to outside training horses ...

“Thanks to all the wonderful clients and people who have supported me with the opportunities to work with amazing horses. Huge thanks to my dad and mom for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime in start training horses while becoming a 3rd generation horse trainer! I am excited to see what the future holds and what may come across my path. This is only the beginning of what is to come, and I am loving the start of this journey.” ~Katie

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Tales Fr om The

Equestrian Unde r be l ly Story by Mary Trowbridge • Photos by michael Harrigan

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f i have a gripe with our industry, it is that too many of us expect things

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hat’s simply not the case. successful marketing of Arabian horses requires

to happen for us simply because we are

the same components as marketing any

involved with Arabian horses. Just because

other product, and it is all hard work for

we know that these horses are the best

which the vendor must accept responsibility

thing in the universe since folded napkins

for promoting and selling. This includes,

and sliced bread, the rest of the world

after you identify what you’re selling, to

is not so well informed. This brings up

whom, and why, excellence in promotion,

our next most annoying tendency; we

presentation, product and detail, and

expect someone else to do the promotional

exceptional service and follow up. To be

work to educate the world about Arabian

successful selling anything today, you’d better

horses so that we can sell our product.

be ready to do all of the above, and more.

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1. Pr oduct Understand what you are selling, and understand that you are marketing much more than just a horse. You are marketing an Arabian horse lifestyle. One of the biggest changes in our buying public over the last decade is that we have gone from a spectating ownership base to a participant’s market. Where 10 years ago it was common to sell Arabians to people that might never ride the horse, today that’s unusual. And even if they don’t ride, they certainly want more for the dollar than just a beautiful face and a pocketful of expenses to write off. Realize that people are not just buying an object that they will store in a closet or park in the garage once they’ve purchased it. There are several byproducts that people purchase when they buy a horse. One is the exceptional lifestyle that they can enter into when they buy an Arabian versus other breeds. Once someone owns an Arabian, they enter into a whole new community of friends, learning, history, travel, and, if they are a rider, athletic activity. Part of our job in marketing our horses is to promote the experiences that buyers can expect if they buy from us, whether they keep the horses at our facility or take them somewhere else, and whether they are longtime Arabian aficionados or newcomers to the breed. This requires a lot of work, both pre- and post-sale, in explaining our world for someone not immersed in it from birth. You need to match the right horse with the right person both physically and financially. You need to make sure that the talent levels are comparable if your buyer is a rider, and the aesthetic value is appropriate if he or she is a breeder or wants Arabians for their beauty. And the horse has to fit within your buyer’s budget. Also, we should follow up on our horses and “service what we sell,” meaning that our job isn’t finished just because the horse might be somewhere else.

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2. Service We are poignantly aware that, in addition to selling a horse, our clients are also buying service and education, and that the quality of the service we provide directly impacts the success or lack thereof of the sale, both for buyer and seller. At Trowbridge Ltd., our service often begins with conception, since we have a number of clients that we work with as consultants for their breeding programs, and then at the appropriate time, market their horses. The upbringing, care, and then training of the sale prospect is of prime importance, obviously, but so is making both the buyer and the seller feel comfortable from the first time they come in contact with us. They need to know that they are dealing with a reputable, professional team of people that will put their customer’s needs first. Speaking of conception, we are careful to remember that our marketing begins with the very first interaction we have with a newcomer to our farm

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and/or the breed. even if they just call to come and walk around the farm, we are sure to give them a guided tour, an hour of time, conversation and introductions to the people and the horses that own them. First-time visitors leave us with an AHA booklet about the breed, some farm promotional items, and a smile.

3. M arket identify your target market, and present your product honestly. one of the “group” mistakes that i think we’re making is not being clear enough about who we should be marketing to. The collective consciousness seems to be that everyone should own an Arabian—i don’t happen to agree with that, and market research done over past years backs that up. The Arabian is typically a “step up” horse purchase, a fact borne out by the research done a number of years ago by then-iAHA and the registry. Arabians are wonderful horses when placed correctly, but let’s be honest and accept the fact that when they are in the wrong hands, they give new life to the stereotypes that abound about the “f laky” Arabian. This does our breed a grave disservice. To be successful, we must face the fact that these horses may not be for every horse owner, and spend our

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energy, time and focus developing the people that will be able to interact successfully with our horses. When we are selling a horse to a first-time horse buyer, which we do a lot, we are very careful to find them a horse that is comparable to their skill level and that does not break the initial budget. This can be done easily. There are many great, well-trained older show horses out there that make excellent first-time horses, but often they are not horses that are in our sales and training program. We outreach among the Arabian community to find those starter mounts when we don’t have them, exercising the same due diligence on the low budget sale of a first horse as we do on the high budget sales of show horses, and we have found that the former often leads quickly to the latter when we’ve laid good ground work.

4. Financials in order to have a successful sale, we also have to provide exceptional service to the seller of our horses, which includes an honest evaluation of the horse and what the seller can expect in terms of dollar return, as well as open communication about how much commission they should expect to pay, and whom and what their commission payment will cover.


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This can be one of the trickiest parts of marketing, thanks to years of unreasonable assumptions, pyramid games, and tax write-offs that drove sellers to unreasonable expectations. There are certainly times when a seller can make money with horses, but there is no question that this is a very difficult business in which to do it.

hobby. If they make money on it or enjoy tax benefits on top, that needs to be seen as the gravy to an already satisfying experience.”

Several years ago, I was talking with the president of the Paint Horse Association and mentioned that I’d like to sit down with him for an hour or two to learn how they had brought their organization to its current state of renewed health. His answer? “We don’t need two hours; I can tell you in two minutes. … The answer to the reemergence of the Paint Horse is that we quit trying to sell the breed as a business and began selling it as what it is for most people—a

This should probably be number one on the list. We cannot continue to survive by expecting to sell to our existing ownership base, and we must quit poaching from one another. Expecting to continue making a living by taking existing clients from one another is comparable to the coyote chewing his own leg off to escape the jaws of the trap. It may seem like the right fix at the moment, but he won’t go far once he’s free.

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in order for the Arabian breed to survive, every Arabian trainer, owner, and breeder is going to have to devote some of their energies toward exposing the Arabian horse to new people from outside our own goldfish bowl existence. it’s a surprisingly easy job, and tremendously fulfilling—trust me when i tell you that once you start exposing your horses to people who haven’t met Arabians, the simple reward of having made someone’s day the moment they turn into your driveway will repay your efforts handsomely (regardless of the marketing outcome, which will inevitably follow sooner or later). in our program, we’ve actively and intentionally changed our marketing practices over the last decade by offering services that will allow people to come in an exploratory capacity to find out whether the Arabian horse and our farm is the right place for them. Happily, most of the time they find out that it is. The cornerstone of our marketing program is our lesson program. While we didn’t start out at this level, today we are averaging 30 to 40 lessons per week—of which up to 20 can be to non-owners—among three different instructors. As of this writing, over 60 percent of our current Arabian show clients have grown from our outreach and lesson efforts. We also offer opportunities for people to lease or half-lease a horse prior to diving into ownership. To date, virtually every person that has gone down that road has become either an owner or a show client, often both.

from the area, and we approach a different newspaper each year to come and do a story about the farm, our horses, and the breed. We keep the costs low, get free hand-out material from AHA’s market and Development Committee, have plenty of carrots, cookies and hot chocolate, and then do a short presentation of eight or 10 horses in the arena while we talk about basic breed facts. At the end of the open house, every child who wants to can have his or her photo taken sitting on an Arabian horse. We’ve been doing our Christmas open House for almost two decades now, and we have multiple “repeat offenders” who start checking in on the date about August. over the years, we have cultivated numerous new owners and lovers of Arabians into the breed. sometimes we sell horses that weekend, and other times it can be months, even years, before we realize that we’ve had a payoff for our efforts. several years ago, we sold a local real estate agent a lovely purebred mare, her first horse, and when we delivered the mare to the brand new barn out in back of her house, we found a picture that they’d taken at our first open house when we moved here years ago. it was framed in their new tack room. “i never thought then that i’d be able to own an Arabian,” she told us, “but after that day i never forgot about your beautiful horses, and when suddenly i realized that my life had changed to the point where i could own a horse, i decided to come back and visit you!”

We advertise in higher quality lifestyle magazines in the area, movie theaters, and online, but as always, word of mouth is one of your best selling points. We started our lesson program slowly, using retired show horses from the training program, working out a participation with owners who didn’t want to part with their older horses but wanted to divest of some of the expense of keeping them. Then we slowly added more horses as we developed the need, and currently, we have seven horses that we utilize as lesson horses, all retired show horses from our program or someone else’s.

occasionally, as was the case this year, we don’t make the trip to Canadian nationals, and on those occasions we set up a tent at our local county fair and load two or three of the quietest horses in the trailer for a threeday breed outing. it’s simple enough—we put up the drapes and some photos in the tent, do a small-show decoration, and order the breed poster set ups from AHA, which you can get just for the cost of shipping. This year we had more than 2,000 people through the tent, we collected e-mails for our mailing list, and we booked five new lesson clients in the following three weeks alone.

The cornerstone of our outreach effort is to host a low budget open house each Christmas season for people

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answer to our breed issues today. We can look at our organizational structures and bemoan the fact that “they aren’t doing enough for us,” but at the end of the day we are the current curators of the Arabian horse, and it is up to us to bring the people to them. AHA is just a governing organization that does the best it can with what it has to serve many needs, and while we may look to them for materials, at the end of the day, we are the ones that have the product in our barns. Our horses have all of the tools necessary to promote themselves, if we just make the introduction and give them a fighting chance.

one of your local newspapers about the majestic, historic purebred Arabians that most of their readership has no idea are in their midst. Be open to the public and remember to see things through their eyes first. You’ll be surprised at the rewards, and we’ll all be the better for your efforts, especially the Arabian horse. n

To start, pick one weekend a year and do an outreach. You won’t be disappointed. Have an Open House where you target local people outside of our world, invite an area school to visit, or just reach out to

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B i lg r i e n A r A Bi A n V entures Major Bella VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful, by Pershahn El Jamaal)

Canadian Reserve National Champion Futurity Filly

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Key To Fame (HJ Famoso x Make Me Famous)

2011 Region 10 Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding 2011 Iowa Gold Star Champion Half-Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding

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U.S. NAtIONAl HAlf–ARABIAN YeARlING COltS/GelDINGS with David Bilgrien David Bilgrien • Cambridge, WI • 920-318-3303 • dbilgrien@charter.net Owned by: Rebecca Kalsow • Cambridge, WI

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B i lg r i e n A r A Bi A n V entures Ambittion (Georgio AF x Knickers IK) 2011 Region 10 Reserve Champion Gelding 2011 Canadian Nationals Top Ten Futurity Gelding

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A Major AA Hottie (DS Major Afire x Famed Ellegance, by The Color of Fame)

Canadian National Champion Half-arabian Futurity Filly owned by: Rebecca Kalsow Cambridge, WI

David Bilgrien • Cambridge, WI • 920-318-3303 • dbilgrien@charter.net

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See page 286 in the September A issue for the first half of this story.

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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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t 6:30 the next morning, Jack ’s daughter Lilly, his grandson Brinnin, and granddaughters Samantha and Sage joined us. Samantha, 8, and Sage, 13, are already full-f ledged cowgirls. As babies, they rode in front of Lilly on a pillow, and by the time they were 2, they could ride alone. Jack split us into two groups: Jack, Brinnin, Naomi, and I would take the higher line, while Lilly, Samantha, Sage, Kristin, April and Brandon covered the middle and lower part of the Slopes. We would all meet at the Fresno Gate about noon (hopefully). We were picking up all the cattle we could find along the way and pushing them east toward the Rambo, where eventually we were going to end up. Some of the time, my group could look down and see the others moving along, and they could sometimes see us as well. We all knew it would take about four hours to gather and push the cattle to the Fresno Gate.

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ne of the things about moving cattle—one reason experience is important—is that you have to be very aware of who’s doing what. Since it’s Jack ’s ranch, Jack was the boss, of course. When we split up Wednesday morning, he called off each rider’s name and where they were to ride. You don’t question it or pick where you might like to go. You might have a preference or like a certain area better, but you keep those spots to yourself and go where the boss tells you to go. It’s that way on all ranches.

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that they will tell you what they’re going to do sort of. Sometimes they will tell you where they want you to go at a particular time. They’ll say things like “well, ride up to the second white oak tree (with a finger pointing in the general direction) and up the draw, and wait there until the cattle come by,” because they know that cattle will circle back around if no one is there, and if you aren’t where you are supposed to be and the cattle get away, there will be more hours of riding. (If that happens, no one says anything, but it sure gets quiet, and you’ll be hoping it isn’t your last time on that ranch.) Of course, you don’t know which white oak tree they’re talking about, or, for that matter, which draw. You’re wondering if you’re under the right tree or not, but you do it. The key is, you do not ask the difference between a white oak and a black oak. Those are things they figure you know. It’s the cowboy way. Don’t ask.

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f course, if the cattle don’t go in the direction the boss wants, then everything changes. So, you have to be aware of what’s happening and know the direction you’re going and have ridden ranch country enough, even if it isn’t the ranch you are on, to be able to guess that cattle might be down there or up here, and know how to look for them and where they’re going to be at a certain time of day because cattle tend to do the same things. So, you’re going to be thinking “I’ll ride and check down that draw” or “there might be something up under that grove of trees,” and you’ll split it up and you may not see anybody for a while. But you know you’re going east, and you know you’ll run into a fence sometime and you’ll just follow the fence down and eventually you’ll run into everybody else. Probably.

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o we just kept picking up cattle, and Lilly, Sage and Samantha, Kristin, April and Brandon were doing the same thing. We finally made the Fresno Gate around noon and held the cattle up. By this time, we probably had about a couple of hundred head. When everyone was there, Jack opened the gate to the Fresno and two or three counters counted the cattle coming through so that he would know how many head we had gathered and were taking on to the Rambo country. That allowed others of us to ride ahead to block holes in the brush the cattle might head into, which is what cattle do.


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e were on a two-track road at the time, and cattle being cattle, instead of staying on the road, some of them dumped off the side and down into a heavily wooded area, even though we had holes covered. We sent in the dogs, who are all border collies and good working dogs, but it was very brushy and steep. The dogs couldn’t always get into some of the undergrowth, so there we were, trying to get cattle back up to the road, while at the same time, Brandon and April continued to push the rest of the herd up the hill; otherwise they’d all have headed for the brush. There was a lot of noise, a lot of yelling and shouting and barking, and eventually everybody showed up with most of the cattle (hopefully all). There were a lot of sweaty horses when we eventually got to the top.

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he cattle filed into a football-field-sized hollow, and we waited for anybody with stragglers to arrive. We knew when we saw Jack up ahead, standing on the hill, facing the cattle, that he wanted to give them a rest. We spread out, each about 40 or 50 yards around, to hold the cattle from other sides. When Jack turned and rode toward the Rambo, we started them along again.

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t took another hour to get to the gate into Mustang Field. As we approached, I saw Sage take off around the cattle at a gallop, and I realized that the gate up ahead, which should have been closed, must be open. If the cattle were to get there first and get through it, they would all head down to the bottom of the Mustang, which would mean another three hours of hard riding, gathering them up and getting them back on the trail to the Rambo again. I high-tailed it after her, got through the gate ahead of the cattle, and made sure they stayed on the trail towards the Rambo.

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n due course, we got to the Mustang holding pens and some water for the cattle and horses, and we took that moment to grab a bite ourselves. Most times, you just eat whatever you have with you while you ride, but this time, we were at the campground Jack uses when he’s leading one of the ranch’s “dude cattle drives.” He has four cattle drives a year for paying

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guests who want to experience what it’s like to gather cattle. (They even get fed!) So, we got a few minutes to eat, and then we mounted up.

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hings had been going far too smoothly. Other than the cattle going off into the brush after we came through the gate into the Fresno Field,


the drive had moved pretty much by the book. That changed as we came away from the campground; it is very hard to get the cattle out of that area. That countryside is full of scrub oak, which is low and sticky, and you and your clothes take a real beating—I had gloves on and I got my hands bloody and clothes ripped up. The horses just have

to put their heads down and bully through it. There was poison oak too, so thick you couldn’t even ride through it. I don’t get poison oak, so I wasn’t thinking about it. Brandon was there, and I’m yelling, “Brandon, give me your horse! You climb in there and push the cattle out!” Little did I know, Brandon does get poison oak—but he didn’t say a

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word (must want to be a cowboy). He jumped off his horse and went wading into the poison oak, yelling at the cattle to get out. We had cattle everywhere and there was a lot of crashing and yelling, because as soon as the cattle were out of the scrub oak, some of them circled around and went back in again. The dogs really got after them, biting their heels, noses and ears, until they lined out and got back on the trail. How we ever did this before the dogs, I don’t know. I do remember doing a lot more tying my horse and struggling through the brush on my hands and knees to push the cattle out of bad places.

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here was no quitting, and so eventually with the dogs barking, people yelling and horses pushing, the cattle gave up and moved back to the trail. When we arrived at the Rambo, we re-counted to see if we had lost any cows, and watered the horses. By that time, it was 4:00 and we’d been working for nearly 10 hours. The trip back to the ranch

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house is all downhill and took another couple of hours, so by the time we finally arrived home, the sun was setting and we’d been riding for nearly 12 hours. Brandon’s smile was a little slow in coming, but nary a complaining word came from him, and April was her always-energetic self. We rinsed, watered and fed the horses and were able to take a shower ourselves—thank heavens for modern conveniences!

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suppose rounding up cattle might sound picturesque and romantic to those who have never done it. What is it about the job I always look forward to, that makes me happy and feeling fulfilled?

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t’s the country. It’s the unexpected, not knowing what is going to happen that day. It’s what will you find? What beautiful thing will appear? The other day on a gather at the Alisal, an historic old ranch in Santa Ynez, I saw a bald eagle up close, sitting in the top of a tree in the foggy mist of an early morning. Now, what gets better than that?


will comment, “That’s really a nice horse, Sheila.” That means I have one of the best horses there. All the horses are used to riding hard; they take a long day in stride. They’re quiet and they tie to anything or just stand waiting. They don’t cause any trouble, they know what they’re doing and they do their job.

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or sure, it’s life-refreshing. There is you and who you are riding with, watching and being aware and looking and not asking very much. You don’t have somebody telling you every move to make. You figure it out; you see what somebody else needs and you back them up. You back them up, they back you up. Ranch kids learn that lesson when they are tiny little things.

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or me, Dave Stamey expresses it best when he sings “Night Rider’s Lament,” by Mike Burton, where a cowboy’s friend observes that he must be crazy to ride for short pay. I’ll paraphrase his answer. “Have you ever seen the Northern Lights? Ever seen a hawk on the wing?”

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t’s doing something with other people, but not close, not with telephones or sound—the birds are the music. The brook is music. The cattle noises are music. Once in a while, you visit a little bit with the others, usually about the weather or the feed or how the cattle look (this year it’s that they’re in such great shape) or how the creek is running.

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t’s the essence of a job on your horse’s back and getting the job done well, meaning just getting all the cattle to where they are supposed to go. Maybe it’s because that world is simple and there is no complaining. If you get hurt, you keep it to yourself, since that’s the cowboy way. On a rare occasion if someone (and it won’t be a cowboy) asks, “Are you hurt?” just say, “I’m fine,” unless your leg is falling off. And then just say it’s fine.

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t’s the joy of a really good horse. It’s not something that you brag about or that anyone talks about very much. The most I ever hear, riding an Arabian in Quarter Horse country, is that people

Sheila Varian of Arroyo Grande, Calif., has bred, trained and shown Arabians for more than half a century. Now in its ninth generation, the Varian Arabians program is a dynasty of her bloodlines, with national champions in nearly every division. She has been a leading breeder at Scottsdale and the U.S. Nationals many times, and in 2008 received the USEF/ Performance Horse Registry Leading Breeder Award, a selection made over all breeds. Sheila’s own record includes U.S. and Canadian National Championships in halter, English, park, stock horse, and western. She is a recognized authority in the equine industry as a whole, and was inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2003. Her techniques for socializing and training horses are based on the “soft approach” of the legendary Tom Dorrance, with whom she was close friends from their introduction in the 1960s until his death in 2003. For more information on Varian Arabians, and its April Spring Fling and August Summer Jubilee weekends, please go to www. varianarabians.com. For more information on the V6, please go to www.parkfield.com. SEP TEMBER 2011 | 303AA


Leaders Of The Times: September Calendar Feature

DA Valentino by Colleen Scott

Gone But Not Forgotten On April 8, 2011, the Arabian horse industry lost a true leader when DA Valentino succumbed to colic. The brilliant stallion was undefeated in his show ring career, claiming five U.S. National Championship titles and one Canadian National Championship title. His win record also includes titles from Region 7, Region 12, the Ohio Buckeye and Scottsdale, where he was named unanimous Supreme Champion in 2008. At the 2008 U.S. Nationals, in what would be his last show ring appearance, DA Valentino claimed the championship title with 370 points, the most awarded in the halter division that year. He had clearly won over the judging panel, and he had something so special that he was able to win over the crowd as well. It wasn’t just his show ring presence that had people cheering, it was his endearing personality that found him nuzzling Arabian horse enthusiasts for carrots and a scratch on the neck. A son of Versace and the Padrons Psyche mare DA Love, DA Valentino was owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman. While his show ring career was unparalleled, his contribution to the breed was perhaps even more noteworthy in his ability to sire remarkable progeny. It was the role of sire that was just becoming his legacy when he was taken from us so suddenly.

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At the 2011 Scottsdale Show, DA Valentino offspring continued making a name for their sire, capturing 13 first place or championship awards, five second or reserve titles, and 17 top tens. No doubt DA Valentino’s show ring influence will continue to live on through the more than 200 progeny he has on the ground. His son Vitorio TO (x Sol Natique, by Solstice), besides his 2009 U.S. National Champion Yearling title, was also the 2010 Canadian National Champion Two-Year-Old Colt. He will be returning to the national stage in 2011 and is already booking an impressive group of mares for owners Don and Janey Morse.

DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love)

DA Valentino’s first full book of mares occurred in 2007. With that inaugural year, it became apparent that he would be something special as a sire. His offspring were blessed with the best of their father’s attributes: near perfect conformation; size; athleticism; range of motion; elegance; and an incredible, undeniable presence. At the 2009 Scottsdale Show, DA Valentino’s get were rewarded handily, winning the Junior Champion Filly, Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Two-Year-Old Colt, and Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Champion Yearling Filly titles. There were also a number of class firsts and top tens credited to the stallion’s progeny. That foal crop also produced the 2009 U.S. National Champion Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Colt Valori TRF and U.S. National Champion Colt Vitorio TO.

Other noteworthy sons are Bandit SRA (x LL Albufera, by Beyshahdow TGS), a bay stallion also owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman, and MI Grand Valentino (x GA MI Grandlady, by Minotaur), owned by Linda Mehney and David Boggs, who was recently named the Region 14 Yearling Colt Champion. Other DA Valentino get that have already been in the winner’s circle include: Cavalli, Valerio, Always Valentine MI, Kharisma M, OFW Ana, and Onitnelav. Yet, these are just a handful of the many get that are yet to enter the gates at shows around the country and world. “We are still saddened by the loss of DA Valentino,” says trainer David Boggs. “His time with us was far too short, but he will be remembered for his great representation of the Arabian breed. His legacy lives on in the many incredible babies that have already made their mark in the show ring. We look forward to continuing to share his talent with the world through his offspring.” n SeP TeMBeR 2011 | 305AA


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Knowing Your Horse Teaching Your Horse To Longe by Tommy Garland one of the most basic skills a horse can learn is how to longe, and if you train your own horse, it will be up to you to teach him. it is not difficult, but like everything in the training process, it requires patience and consistency. When teaching Arabians to longe, i use a modified rope halter, one which has knots that go over the poll, behind the ears, because horses have pressure points behind their ears. The halter will apply pressure to those points and the horse will give to the pressure a lot easier and sooner than with a regular halter. Also,

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you don’t have to tie a rope halter when putting it on; it has a loop that slips over each knot. That is how you adjust it to fit. i’ve found that this halter gets a horse real light very quickly. For a cold-blooded horse, like a draft horse, a rope halter often doesn’t work as well. For that kind of horse, who is not as sensitive, i use a regular halter with maybe a stud chain, because you have to have them at least react to something. in addition to the rope halter with the knots, i also have a 54-inch bat, which is like a crop with a wide flapper on the end (about two inches).


Knowing Your Horse to begin, I start with a 15-foot lead and stand about halfway down it, roughly seven feet from the horse. I do not use longer longe lines because there is a lot of excess line lying on the ground and there is the risk of it getting wrapped around your legs. When I teach a horse to longe to the left, I hold the line (the lead shank) in my left hand. I raise my left hand and point to the left. At first, when I pick up my hand, the horse often has no clue what to do and just stands there. So, while I’m pointing to the left, I take my right hand with the bat, which lengthens my reach, and if the horse doesn’t move from the pressure on the halter, I’ll tap him on the shoulder with the bat. I’ll keep tapping him until he moves away from that pressure, because I want him to learn how to move his shoulders away from me, to turn and longe off to the left. As time goes on, the horse will learn that signal—that when he sees me lift my left hand, he should move off and longe to the left.

In today’s world of natural horsemanship, I hear the term “disengage the hip” a lot. I don’t like to do that because I’ve found that people who are older or aren’t as athletic have a problem keeping up with the back end of the horse as they are trying to disengage the hip. Also, if you go chasing the hip and disengaging the hip of a horse that is real sensitive, the horse can get scared and fired up, and you are creating a problem you don’t need. It comes down to the fact that horses are prey animals, and when predators go after a horse, where do they go? they jump for his back end and try to bring him down, so horses will run from anything coming from behind and will be more scared than if you hadn’t tried to do that. I want to keep the horse as calm as possible. I teach him to move his shoulders, and in doing that, as he gets better and better over a couple of weeks, you will notice that he starts shifting his weight to his hind legs. that is a form of collection, and when you start

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Knowing Your Horse riding, you’ll want your horse to collect, so you start to teach him this from the ground. You are teaching him to move away from the pressure (from the bat in your right hand). When my arms are opened up and i’m asking him to go around, that’s kind of like my gas pedal—i’m asking him to go forward. Then i will tell him “whoa” to stop. i give him three chances (i call it three strikes and you’re out), saying “whoa” at about two- or three-second intervals. if he hasn’t stopped by the third whoa, i’ll jerk down on the halter and say “whoa” again. most of the time, at this point, the horse is going to jump around and throw his head up, kind of half-stopped. When they do that, i always take my hands to my belt buckle and stop in that area. Anytime my hands are in that area, the horse is usually looking at me. He learns that that is his time to rest and stand still and not move. i should add—it’s important to remember that when you are telling him “whoa,” you need to give him

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a decent interval between whoas. You have to give him a chance to respond to your command, and you need to see if he is going to try to stop. if i get to the second whoa and see that he’s trying to stop, i don’t jerk down on the third. You’ll find that after doing eight to 10 reps, covering 10 laps on the longe line, horses generally start getting the idea of it. To really get it perfected, it might take you two or three weeks of longing, but you get to where you’ll say “whoa” and they just stop and look at you. What they learn is that when your arms are opened up, they’re going one direction or the other, and when your hands are to the middle, they can stand. it’s like a switch. When my arms are open, the switch is on and let’s do something. When my hands drop, the switch is off, and that means just stand there and relax. You’ll repeat this procedure to the left numerous times—say, maybe 20 times—until the horse starts getting the idea of it. once he gets the idea of going


Knowing Your Horse one way, then you’ll stop him and change hands with your bat and your lead shank. When you change your bat to the other hand, take it under your lead shank; always keep your lead shank on top. that way, if you happen to drop your lead, it will land on your arm or in your hand and you will still have control of it. If you do it the other way and drop your shank so that you lose control, you’ll confuse your horse. Or worse. Now, repeat that whole procedure to the right. Your horse is looking at you, and you point to the right. If he doesn’t move, you raise your bat in your left hand. If he still doesn’t move, you reach out and tap his shoulder until he moves away from the pressure. It won’t be long before you’ll find that as soon as you start raising your left hand to make him move away, he will move away from that pressure, because he’s thinking, “Okay, I’m going to get tapped, so I’ll just go on and move.” pretty soon, when you point to the right, you will hardly have to lift your bat hand and the horse will move.

Horses get to where they really pay attention to your body language, so you want to be careful to do your repetition the same way all the time, because they read into your body language what you are doing and that is how they’ll react to you. For more information on longeing your horse, please see www.tommygarland.com for a video that further illustrates this lesson. n Tommy Garland of Powhatan, Va., is a secondgeneration horseman with experience in a variety of breeds. Since 1985, he has specialized in Arabians, and has won numerous U.S., Brazilian, and Canadian National Championships in western and hunter pleasure, with both purebreds and Half-Arabians. He is also known for his expertise with amateurs, and is one of the most popular clinicians in the equine industry, where his teaching is based on confidence, patience and respect. More information may be found at www.tommygarland.com.

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A Leg Up

A Leg Up Back Injuries In Horses—Part II by Heather Smith Thomas

Treating A Back Problem The type of treatment used for a back problem depends upon the nature of the injury. Muscle or ligament strain would be treated differently than an arthritic condition with bony proliferative changes or erosive changes, according to Richard D. Mitchell, D.V.M. of Fairfield Equine Associates of Newtown, Conn.

much trauma and inflammation in the surrounding ligaments that the horse needs rest to let these structures heal a little. You may be looking at 30 to 90 days in which the horse needs a break from work.” In some instances, injections are also given between the spinous processes when there is impingement and bony proliferative change between the vertebrae. “We can inject locally between the affected vertebrae to relieve inf lammation and soreness, to try to improve the horse’s mobility and get him to raise his back, if he can. Until you relieve the pain, it feels like he has a knife in his back all the time,” says Mitchell.

“With a back problem in which the horse is functioning poorly, our goal is to make the horse comfortable enough to work and get fit again,” Mitchell says. “It’s the same thing we try to do with people who have a bad back. If you can get the patient rehabilitated well enough to be relatively pain free, then the patient can “Acupuncture can also be useful function enough to exercise for lower degrees of discomfort, and become stronger— thereby supporting the and to support and improve what otherwise impaired back.

Many horses continue to compete, in spite of sacroiliac problems. They periodically need treatment, but they might have a chance to heal more completely and get is being accomplished with direct over the injuries—such as medical therapy.” damage to the ligaments “We try to relieve pain that support the joint—if and increase motion and they have some time off. mobility,” he continues. “If “Some horses, however, we can get these horses comfortable and working are predisposed to sacroiliac problems because of again, they may be able to function in such a way their conformation, how they jump, or how they are that they can maintain mobility of these joints. We ridden,” he says. “So, you won’t eliminate all the may inject the neck or lumbar facette joints with problems just by giving them a rest. corticosteroids under ultrasonic guidance to put the medication directly into the joint. This will relieve the inf lammation, and then we try to get the horse on a program of exercise to encourage better carriage of the body.

“Sacroiliac strains sometimes require time off. It depends on severity; if a horse is quite lame with a recent sacroiliac injury, we may treat it with an intra-articular injection in the sacroiliac joint, but there may be so

“A lot of horses with back pain develop bad habits in how they move,” he explains. “They work in an inverted fashion (dipping down in the back instead of rounded upward). They spit the bit out and become ewe-necked, with hind end trailing behind instead of working underneath them. So, whatever we can do to try to get that horse comfortable, so it can work with a rounded back and f lex at the lumbosacral joint and f lex SEP TEMBER 2011 | 317AA


A Leg Up the neck, this allows the horse to support the back with the abdominal muscles and have a stronger unit—and aids the future comfort of the horse. “We use non-steroidal anti-inf lammatories and muscle relaxants as a starting point,” he says. “A muscle

“In an acute injury, traditional treatments with ice packs can help reduce immediate pain and soreness.” relaxant such as methocarbomal is the only practical one that we can use. It’s legal to use in USDF classes, but not in FEI events. It has benefit for some horses with back pain and muscle soreness when used in conjunction with anti-inf lammatories. Yet, when people try to keep the horse on it for long periods of time, I think it loses its efficacy.” The NSAIDs, such as bute, Banamine® and ketoprofen, can be helpful. “Some of the newer ones like Equioxx® are beneficial because they are kind to the gut, especially if the horse has had ulcers,” Mitchell says. “We’ve found that some horses respond very well

to certain types of regional injections. Horses with caudal-sacral soreness may respond to caudal epidural injections of corticosteroids. Local injections are another technique that may be beneficial. “After we’ve gone through all the diagnostics and perhaps have identified that the horse has kissing spines (spinous process impingement), for instance, and significant bony reactivity between the dorsal spinous processes, we may go ahead and use antiinf lammatories and muscle relaxants. There are still some veterinarians who advocate surgery for this, but I’ve found this to be one of the most barbaric and useless surgeries I’ve ever seen, so I don’t recommend it. “Shock wave therapy can be very useful for reduction of pain in the back,” he adds. “Those areas are accessible to a shock wave device. If you know where to target this treatment, you can significantly reduce pain, even though it doesn’t cure anything. It does allow the horse to work in a better frame.” Acupuncture can also be useful for lower degrees of discomfort, and to support and improve what is being accomplished with direct medical therapy. “Mesotherapy, used for pain, is also beneficial,” he says. “This involves use of very small intradermal

Exercises To Help The Back Exercises to strengthen the horse’s abdominal muscles, getting the neck down and a little flexed, will raise the back instead of hollow it. The rider should ask the horse to bring the hind legs more forward by working over cavaletti poles on the ground and asking him to extend through them. “If the horse raises his back, it separates the spinous processes, and if you separate those, there is less discomfort related to any potentially impinging spinous processes,” explains Mitchell. Initially the exercises might be done with groundwork and no rider, or a period of time with a lighter rider, doing various exercises. Pasture turnout or controlled turnout may be useful. “One thing you don’t want the horse to do is run around and hurt himself worse,” he says. “Some horses with mild strains are better off (because of their personalities) to be kept in light work. It’s an individual thing the owner or trainer needs to discuss with the veterinarian—how the horse will adapt to turnout. Will he behave and not do further injury? If so, the horse has a better chance to get over the problem. “A good regular training schedule is important, with adequate warm-up rather than taking the horse out and thrusting him right into work. The horse needs to warm up, especially if he’s had chronic problems.”

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A Leg Up needles to inject local anesthetic and corticosteroids in small doses into dermal layers of the skin in multiple spots along the back. This affects the pain ref lex and helps reduce pain locally and get the horse’s back to relax. The combination of corticosteroids and anesthetic rapidly reduces sensitivity of these areas and breaks the pain cycle, and the horse becomes very comfortable, very quickly.

rely on chiropractic therapy because perhaps the last veterinarian who looked at their horse wasn’t very good at diagnosing back problems. “It is important to find a veterinarian who is interested in how the biomechanics of the back work and how it relates to limb lameness,” he says, “and how to separate the horse that has a painful back as a primary problem from a horse that has a painful back because of a lower limb lameness.

“Mesotherapy is a technique developed in France,” he says. “We use a great deal of mesotherapy for back pain “In many cases where there is degenerative arthritis and find it very useful for relieving muscle spasms. in the back and changes between the dorsal spinous We use it to complement joint injections of the hocks, processes, we’ve found that the new drug Tildren® stif les or low back or neck. There may still be some (used for navicular disease) is effective for relieving spasms and discomfort after the joint injections, so we pain associated with bony changes in the back and use the mesotherapy to reduce these and horses respond the neck,” he says. very nicely.” If the horse “That drug may just has muscle soreness be of benefit when and strain, you can do “Other physical therapy tools, such there are severe mesotherapy and relieve degenerative changes. it. However, if he has as magnetic blankets, heat blankets, We feel that if muscle strain or muscle massage and chiropractic therapy, can we give the horse tension secondary to help with muscle soreness and chronic Tildren® and slow arthritis in his back, ligament soreness to loosen the horse down that process, we you need to treat the reduce pain.” arthritic area at the up and help him feel better.” same time. In an acute injury, traditional treatments Some owners and with ice packs can help reduce immediate pain and trainers utilize chiropractics, but Mitchell feels this is soreness. “Later, when back pain is more chronic, overrated. “I don’t discourage chiropractic therapy,” he moist heat may be beneficial to give some relief—to says. “I think it can be very helpful as a management help the horse warm up and get loose, and work more tool, but I don’t think it cures anything. You won’t cure comfortably,” Mitchell says. “Pulsating magnetic degenerative arthritis with chiropractic methods or any therapy devices may also help with this. Some are of these complementary therapies by themselves. stronger than others and may work to reduce pain.” Other physical therapy tools, such as magnetic “If a horse has to see a chiropractor every week or every blankets, heat blankets, massage and chiropractic month, maybe it should see a veterinarian who knows therapy, can help with muscle soreness and chronic something about diagnosing back problems. Maybe ligament soreness to loosen the horse up and help there is something going on that needs to be addressed him feel better. n in a different fashion. Sometimes people resort to or

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AHT has raised over $36,000 this year alone to benefit the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund.

• Support The Youth Of AHA

In 2011, AHT raised over $6,000 through an online auction for the Arabian Horse Youth Association.

• Promote Growth Within The Arabian Horse Community • In 2011, AHT hosted three “think-tank” symposiums to help propose solutions to pertinent issues facing our community and to generate ideas for future growth.

• AHT staff members have volunteered countless hours to AHA club shows, open shows, and 4-H shows nationwide to support and promote the Arabian horse. • AHT will host an online auction to raise funds for the U.S. National Center Ring Beautification Project that is being headed up by Christine Ryan in our efforts to help keep the U.S. National Show the most spectacular and prestigious Arabian horse show in the world.

Arabian Horse Times pledges our continued stewardship to the most noble breed of horse and to the people who love them.

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Seventeenth Annual

enter your beautiful foals in the 17th annual Arabian Horse Times beautiful baby Contest – and win a full-color, in-depth story on your farm and breeding program.

2010 Beautiful BaBy Contest winner shaddo storm Ca, Bred By Chestnuthill araBians.

All Baby Contest entries will be published in the November 2011 issue of the Arabian Horse Times. DeaDline is november 1, 2011 all you have to do is submit: 1. a color photo (any size) of your most beautiful foal ever born. 2. its name, sire and dam, sex, and date of birth. 3. owner name, farm name, address, and phone number. 4. note if it is For sale and/or Futurities and sweepstakes nominated. 5. $100 entry fee per photo. enter as many photos of the same foal or different foals as you like.

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Here is your opportunity to present the foals of your favorite stallion or mare. many foals from past contests were sold immediately. The winner will be selected by the staff of the Arabian Horse Times, and will be featured in the January 2012 issue of the Arabian Horse Times.

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Index Of Advertisers

5 G & M Limited Partnership.........................168AA-170AA, 174AA, 175AA

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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

B

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

C

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

D

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) 330AA | 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)

K

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

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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)

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 © 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. 3, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, Minnesota 56093. Periodical postage paid at Waseca, Minnesota 56093 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093. For subscription information, call 1-800-AHTIMES (in the U.S.A.) or 507-835-3204 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • 299 Johnson Ave., Suite 150, Waseca, MN 56093 • Tel: (507) 835-3204 • Fax: (507) 835-5138 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

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New York Thymes (Pyro Thyme SA x Juliette DGL)

2011 Canadian national Champion mare Special ThankS To: Gene reichardt for finding her dam, Juliette DGl for us. mike neal for introducing us to her sire, pyro Thyme Sa. Jerry Schall for the incredible job of preparation and presentation of new York Thymes. Greg Gallún & dona Bellinger for what the future may hold for new York Thymes’ foal due in 2012 by national champion eden c.

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607-279-1441 Brad herman


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