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PRESENTING THE NEW FARM OF RICARDO R. RIVERO

PROUDLY STANDING THESE TWO MAGNIFICENT STALLIONS

(Marwan al Shaqab x Maya El Jamaal)

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Scottsdale Signature Stallion Las Vegas Auction Sire


(Ajman Moniscione x Fabrices Destiny)

Nominated for Multiple Futurity Programs

A PREMIER TRAINING, MARKETING, AND BREEDING FACILITY. Ricardo R. Rivero Glendale, Arizona Phone: 480.619.0166 Email: riverointernational@yahoo.com

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Contents Issue 9 • Volume 44, No. 4A & 4AA 8A

Comments From The Publisher

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Faces & Places

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Cover Story: Valori TRF by Kara Larson

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2013 U.S. Nationals Preview—Trying New Things In Tulsa by Kara Larson

On The COver:

Valori TRF

(DA Valentino x Satin Chall LL), owned by Claire and Margaret Larson of Tea, S.D. See page 24A.

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part I

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A Closer Look At Gordon Potts by Mary Kirkman

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part II

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part III

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2013 Iowa Gold Star—A Luau Of Success by Kara Larson

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Who Is Jonathan Meyer? by Kara Larson

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers

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Cover Story: Master Jullyen V by Mary Kirkman

2 Midwest Midwest: The Power Of A Dream—The Power Of A Team by Beth Ellen Hunziker

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part IV

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part V

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Arabian Horse Photographers In Focus—Kelly Campbell by Mary Kirkman

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part VI

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2013 Amateur Snapshots, Part VII

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Viewpoints From The Industry by Christine Ryan

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Leaders Of Times: Seraphina ER by Kara Larson

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2013 Canadian Nationals—Roses In Royal Red by Kara Larson

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The Horses Are Good, But The People Are Great! by Kara Larson

On The COver:

Master Jullyen V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Misti Morn V), owned by Dave and Terri May. See page 4AA.

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In Memoriam

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


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Publisher Lara Ames Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee Writers Mary Kirkman Kara Larson Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Walter Mishek Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Print & Web Design Tony Ferguson Leah Matzke Michael Knepprath Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Sales/Editorial Assistant Accounts Receivable Karen Fell Sales Associate Kristin Hamway Sales/Editorial Assistant Deb Trebesch © 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 44, No. 4, September, 2013, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 20276 Delaware Avenue, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. Periodical postage paid at Jordan, Minnesota 55352 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, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Please send returns to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; and address changes to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816. For subscription information, call 1-855-240-4637 (in the U.S.A.) or 952-492-3213 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816 • Tel: 952-492-3213 • Fax: 952-492-3228 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

Comments From The Publisher The U.S. Nationals— There’s Nothing Like It For me, and probably a lot of other people, the U.S. Nationals is the granddaddy of all shows. It’s what we strive for all year. It’s the time we all come together as a community to share our passion for the Arabian horse. The Nationals, in a word, is unique. As much as I love many other shows—and I do, each for its own special reason—I put a little more thought into preparing for Nationals. As an adult, it may be the only show I go to all year where I attempt to be organized! Once I get there, I want to enjoy every moment I can with my friends and family, see as many horses as possible, and take in as many classes as I can. And the last couple of days, as everyone is starting to pack up and move out, I get such a sad, empty feeling, knowing that another year is coming to an end. For some of us, memories of U.S. Nationals recall not just happy times, but personal milestones. Each year that I’m there, I love thinking of favorite moments from the past. I’ll never forget my dad winning Cedar Ridge’s first national championship, or my own first. That came in Albuquerque, with a grey English pleasure horse named Fire Watch. I put in a lot of saddle time to get to that point, and it was simply the best feeling ever. The greatest memory of all, however, is of Matoi presenting the American flag. It was 2001, just weeks after 9/11, and it was amazing. Just watching the video now brings tears to my eyes. I am proud to be an American, and proud to be an Arabian enthusiast who loves the horses and everything that we stand for. There are as many opinions about U.S. Nationals as there are Arabian enthusiasts, but this October, let’s forget all that. Let’s all be proud of our Nationals, and let’s all make memories that we’ll have for the rest of our lives. Let’s make 2013 the best U.S. Nationals ever!

Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher

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Good Luck to all U.S. National Contenders sired by DA Valentino

! n o i t i d a r t e Carry on th

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FACES & PLACES Arabian Nights 2013 At Rae-Dawn Arabians

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he traditional Arabian Nights, promoted and sponsored by Murray and Shirley Popplewell of Rae-Dawn Arabians, took place at their farm located in Saskatoon, SK Canada, on Friday, September 6th, 2013.

The 11th edition of this event featured beautiful, world-class Arabian horses presented by Claudinei Machado and announced by Greg Knowles. After the show, refreshments were served and the barns were open to the public. Over 500 people attended this year’s Arabian Nights and the event was broadcast worldwide by Arabian Horse Global.

Photos by Juanita Malcolm

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Seeking one final title in 2013...

Sired by FA El Shawan Out of Loredonna Z, by Odyssey SC

Scottsdale Junior Champion Colt Scottsdale Champion Yearling Colt Region I Unanimous Champion Yearling Colt

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Cover Story:

Valori

TRF

by Kara Larson When it comes to the show ring, the credibility of Valori TRF is proven by her full record of achievements in the rose garlands and trophies she has acquired over the years. As Scottsdale junior champion filly, U.S. National champion yearling filly, U.S. National champion futurity filly, and 2013 Canadian National Champion Mare, the 5-year-old has proven her beauty, type, and charisma over and over again. Valori’s trainer, Andy Sellman, shares her impact in the arena. “She’s an excellent show horse—the best mare that I’ve ever shown. It is just so natural for her.” As Valori moves into the next phase of her life—breeding— Andy continues his praise and hopefulness in her abilities. “She’s proving to be an excellent producer as well. This year, she produced two exceptional foals, a filly by *Marwan Al Shaqab and a colt by Stival. We are so pleased with these two, and if she continues to produce this quality on a

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regular basis, one would be doing very well.” The source for success in results like these, in some of her first breeding opportunities, can be traced back to her notable pedigree. By DA Valentino and out of the Magnum Chall HVP daughter, Satin Chall LL, Valori’s lineage is impressive and supports her lasting impact on the breed. Valori bridges the past into her present prowess in the show ring, and now into the future as she begins her breeding journey, passing on the undeniable quality her pedigree prompts. For Andy, Angie, and owners Claire and Margaret Larson, the initial taste of her breeding potential incites a wave of excitement in addition to what she has already inspired. And so, with her strong pedigree, incredible show ring success, and a brilliant start to a promising breeding program, Valori TRF and all involved look forward to U.S. Nationals and beyond. n


Maureen Grossman Owner Of DA VAlentinO

“I think Valori TRF  is one of the best DA Valentino mares

ever produced. Really, Valori TRF is one of the best mares ever produced by any stallion. She is an elegant, gorgeous, perfectly

conformed mare, with amazing charisma and grace.  DA

Valentino daughters are producing fantastic foals, and it will

be very exciting to see  the foals that this wonderful daughter brings forth.”

Steve Leiblang 2011 U.S. nAtiOnAlS JUDge

“When I judged her, I just thought that she was absolutely

one of the most beautiful purebred mares I’d ever seen. She’s

so well balanced and has such extreme type. When you look

at her, you kind of just end up standing there looking at her, thinking, ‘Wow.’”

Brian Ferguson 2013 CAnADiAn nAtiOnAlS JUDge

“Valori TRF has extreme quality and femininity. She was a glorious mare to judge and owned the ring completely. She

scored very well and was always at the high end of my cards,

especially in type and quality.”

Valori TRF, 2013 Canadian National Champion Mare with Andrew Sellman.

Murray Popplewell rAe-DAwn ArAbiAnS

“Having been sired by the great DA Valentino  and carrying the

dam line of Satin Chall LL, there truly is not much left to say. In her young career, Valori TRF has done her share of winning.  It

was great for me to be there and witness her last win, the 2013

Canadian National Champion Mare. It was  an honor for

Shirley and I, owners of the reserve Canadian national champion mare, to share the podium with Claire and Margret Larson,

owners and breeders of some of our greatest horses in the breed

today. And let us not  forget Valori TRF’s breeder, Jordan Simons.

Congratulations, Jordan, a job well done.”

Stuart Vesty PhOtOgrAPher

“After nearly 30 years of photographing Arabians, the most

amazing situation unveiled itself. The rain stopped with about 15 minutes of daylight left, so we rushed to make something happen.

Valori was the perfect subject—one of the most beautiful mares

in the world standing as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

An incredible sight. It just doesn’t get any better than that!” Valori TRF 2013 filly by Marwan Al Shaqab.

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2013 Canadian national Champion h/a Futurity Filly

vesty photo

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U. S. Nati on al Sen io r Stalli on C on te n der wi th Mi chae l B yat t 2013 Region 7 Champion Stallion 2013 Scottsdale International Silver Champion Stallion 2007 U.S. National Reserve Champion Senior Stallion

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of Da Vinci (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan)

U. S. Nati onal Fu tur it y Fi lly C onten der wi th Mi chae l B yat t 2013 Scottsdale Champion Three-Year-Old Filly 2013 Reserve Champion Senior Mare 2011 National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly 2001 Region 7 Champion Yearling Filly 2011 Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Champion Filly

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(DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out)

U.S. National Half-Arabian Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type Contender with Michael Byatt 2013 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Classic Senior Mare 2013 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Classic 3 & 4-Year-Old Mare

2012 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Futurity Filly 2011 U.S. National Chalmpion 2-Year-Old Filly 2011 U.S. National Champion Filly 1-3 Years

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U.S. National 2-Year- Old Half-Arabian Filly Conten der with Ricardo Rivera 2013 Region 7 Champion Stock/Hunter Mare

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National Contenders

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Amanda Purdin Standish Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Gangi

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Megatropolis

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(Nobilistic BF x Clover Hill's Blazing Luck)

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Gangi Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Amanda Purdin Standish

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PoloGrill Polo Grill is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary. This milestone celebration attests to the excellence of owner Robert Merrifield and his staff excelling to provide the finest service and cuisine to their guests. Polo Grill is currently the only Oklahoma restaurant with a Distinguished Restaurants of North America Award. In addition, it has been continually awarded with the Wine Spectator Award and “Best of Award of Excellence” for the past 15 years. Polo Grill has also been honored with AAA’s four diamond award and several local awards. You’ll enjoy a wine list with over 1,500 selections and food that will make you wish Polo Grill was in your hometown. Whether dining in the main room, bar or one of five private dining rooms, exemplary service by a friendly wait staff ensures your total enjoyment. Again this year, we will be staying open late for convenience for the horse show patrons.

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U.S. N at ionals Preview Trying New Things In Tulsa by Kara Larson

The pinnacle of the show season—U.S. Nationals—once again held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is inching closer and closer, awaiting the top horses in the country and the trademark green shavings to fill Ford Truck Arena. As we look forward to red roses and good times with horse friends, the show and Tulsa offer the U.S. Nationals crowd new and exciting changes.

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Facilit y A nd Show Improvement s

Beginning with upgrades made to the fairgrounds, Bill Hughes weighs in on the subject. “Another $500,000 in improvements to the facility were made from last year, including the wash racks and a brand new ventilation system in the Expo building, which maximized the return and improved the air quality, so that’s going to be a lot better. They also put a new ventilation system in the Explorer barn, which again, will improve our air quality. We have brand new bleachers being installed by October 10th in the Mustang Arena, and all of our arena panels have been sandblasted and newly powder coated. They even bought a Kaiser drag, which is great, because with our two, it should help us a lot with the footing.”

There is also going to be more fun to be had at the show. Specifics on that will come, but for Bill, the great efforts made to make U.S. Nationals a more exciting show come from the people really hoping to make a difference. “We have an excited group this year. The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund is getting together with us on Friday night as we have our exhibitor party, so it will be a nice presentation. While promoting the Arabian horse to the public, it will be a great time to see the horses and showcase them while getting everybody together.” Bill continues, “It’s more oriented toward trying to get people in—do clinics, get people excited, help the breeder. I sound like a big politician, but I feel like we’re taking the right step here, moving in a forward direction, and we’re all working together.” A couple more changes to the show are in the moving of both the show office and show photographer, Mike Ferrara, to the exhibit hall which will generate more traffic to the vendors at the show. Also in the exhibit area, there will be four stalls holding “Legends Of The Breed.” These include three performance horses and one breeding horse, something that John Ryan is working on to show the roots of the breed and give people the opportunity to see an old great. Award presentations are also something that has been discussed at length as of late. Bill shares, “To better facilitate the win photo, we’re moving a backdrop to the end of the arena to speed up the family shots. Rather than waiting for the entourage to get down to the center 88A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

of the ring and holding up the whole class, this will help us out immensely while still allowing the win to feel as special as it is.” In regards to classes, the moving of the two AEPA (Arabian English Performance Association) classes—the AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity and AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity—from Scottsdale to the U.S. Nationals show last year will again be held. For 4-year-olds, the classes are unique in that they are comprised of two sections—an individual pattern by each team, where the ten highest scoring horses will move on to the second section of the class, an English Performance comparative rail class. AHA will award a National Champion, Reserve National Champion, and a Top Ten. Bill Hughes shares one more new facet to the show. “A ranch-sorting exhibition in the Mustang arena will be offered this year, and we’ll be giving out $5,000. There will be two winning teams and a big presentation. A perfect use of old cow and reining horses, it’s going to show the versatility of the Arabian horse.”


2013 U.S. Nationals As Bill concludes his thoughts and moves into the final phase of preparing for U.S. Nationals, he shares what he believes the heart and soul of the show might be. “It’s two things—our exhibitors and our horses. It’s their show, not mine. It belongs to the people out there competing and showing off their horses. We can’t do everything people ask of us, but we try not to say no and we try to do everything we can—sometimes you do it right and sometimes you don’t, but hey, you have to try. And that’s what we’re doing in the show improvements, new and fun events, and in connecting with the community of Tulsa to promote our horse.” But Bill does ask one thing of the U.S. Nationals exhibitors in exchange. “I hope that people this year will actually take

a look at what’s around Tulsa—there are casinos, two great museums, world-class golf courses. It’s not out in the middle of the boonies, which is sometimes what it is portrayed as. There are a lot of things out there if you just give the city a chance.”

“It’s more oriented toward trying to get people in—do clinics, get people excited, help the breeder...I feel like we’re taking the right step

here, moving in a forward direction, and we’re all working together.”

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Charit y and Fun With these changes undoubtedly having a positive effect on the feel of U.S. Nationals as a whole, Becky Nash shares what she has been spearheading in her efforts to make the show a fun and unique event. “We’ve really got four big things happening at U.S. this year. One starts before the show even begins. It is an incredibly cool community outreach program that we started this year. We reached out to the Tulsa Junior League and proposed to them a combining together of our horses and their volunteer organization in an effort to help their charity groups, as well as inform the people of Tulsa about our show.” As this endeavor took off between the two groups, Becky marvels at the drive of these women—some 450 volunteers. “It’s like a built-in network of great, organized women that are involved in the community. With them, we have come up with five different charitable groups in Tulsa that we’re going to go visit. We’re going to take the horses out before the show even starts. So, the week that everyone is kind of setting up and getting going, we’re going to do that.” From this outreach comes an incredible result—over 1,000 kids in Tulsa will experience the Arabian horse. Becky continues, “Those involved (professional, working moms, college educated women) are there to help serve the community and we’re inviting them to the show with their families, and also inviting them to the Wednesday night event that is new this year. The thought behind this is, if this works at Nationals, why couldn’t it work in every other major metropolitan area that has a Junior League?” For instance, in working with Region 9, we’re trying to figure out the same thing everybody else is trying to figure out— how do we get more people to the show, and more importantly, how do we get more people involved with the Arabian horse to start showing? This could be a great solution.” Becky shares, “I’m a good example—I didn’t start riding until I was in my late thirties. I was working all the time and thinking how am I going to do this, I don’t know

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anything about showing… but I saw these beautiful horses and luckily, I lived in a neighborhood that was across the street from Battaglia Farms in Austin, so I got involved that way.” These same principles could apply to the Junior League members and people like them around the country. “The thought is, if you can expose women who are in their twenties or thirties to the horse and get them involved in it, it can happen anywhere. We’re working with them; we’ve got some volunteers lined up and if it works well for both sides, then we can make it more of a national scope.”


The second new event, taking place on Wednesday night, is an exciting sales presentation that offers the previously drab night a much-needed facelift. Becky ref lects back to her difficulties in buying a horse at U.S. Nationals years ago, “When we weren’t with a very big trainer, we came to Nationals really wanting to buy a horse and we could barely get people to talk to us. We had a pocket full of money, we were ready to purchase something, and it was really hard to buy a horse—believe it or not.” She feels this sale will not only add excitement to the show, but provide a great place for prospective buyers to find a quality Arabian horse. Not only is it difficult to break into the inner circles of the industry, but going

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around the country to find the perfect horse is not an ideal situation for most either. “When I get ready to buy a horse, I do a lot of research and then give the list of available horses to my trainer. I’ll do a lot of the legwork before involving him because he’s working

“...we have come up with five different charitable groups in Tulsa that we’re going to go visit. We’re going to take the horses out before the show even starts.”

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hard and doesn’t have time to sit and call people. It also costs a lot of money to travel to see and vet check horses at their farms. As Becky considered an event that would be exciting while pulling great sale horses together in one big venue, it gained momentum and actuality. “We chose Wednesday night because it is kind of a slow night with the Exhibitor Party in the commercial vendor area being the only other thing going, and that needed a bit of a punch in the arm anyway. Held in the pavilion with Josh Quintus and Mike Neal as announcers, we’re offering 25-30 slots for sale with all types of horse—western, halter, English, reining, etc. “We’ve got a lot of people who are very interested and I feel that the final product is going to be very exciting. Not only will it be a great opportunity to buy a horse, but the $500 needed to have a slot, will be given directly to the Horsemen’s Distress Fund. You get to see great horses, have a good time, and help the Arabian community, which is something that I’m very passionate about.” Also new at U.S. nationals this year, comes an exciting event that showcases stallions and allows people to mingle and enjoy themselves among friends and the Arabian horse. “The Stallion Bar is something that Leslie Sommer and her sister Carey came up with and I think it’s a very cool and fresh idea. We extended an invitation to breeders, whether they will be at the show or not, of purchasing a stallion bar for $750. All they have to do is come up with a signature cocktail for their stallion and a decoration theme which they’re coming up with right now, and we provide the rest—the bar, the bartender, the alcohol.” As stallion owners figure out what expresses what their stallion is all about in beverage form, all the U.S. Nationals exhibitors have to do is show up, and if they desire, make a contribution to the Horsemen’s Distress Fund. “This event has created an amazing response, causing us to increase our number of bars from 5 to 8 because of the demand. We’ve also had calls asking if

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they can give away hats and neat things, and of course, we said yes! Their stallion will also be presented in the arena or, if the horse is not present, a video of the stallion will be shown if they choose to do so.” The final new event is an idea that originated from J.T. Keller, beginning Wednesday night and ending on Saturday night—a Calcutta for the Open Arabian Western Pleasure class. “We’re auctioning off the final 16 riders and horses on Wednesday for the final on Saturday night, and there are some amazing prizes in the works for this class. We’ve got some great sponsors, and really good people who have stepped up to the plate. The Arabian Horse Times is helping to get the word out, Bill


2013 U.S. Nationals Addis is going to be our auctioneer, and Arabian Horse Global is going to have it all on the live feed. Markel Insurance, has also generously given us much needed funds that will help underwrite all of this.” At the end of the day, Becky simply asks for your support and attendance in these new events. “We’re hoping everybody comes and fills the stands. Even if you’re not buying a horse, maybe you can look into a stallion you want to breed to or just have fun with your friends.” With the new, the old ‘tried and true’ remains, as the always successful Wine Walk

will be taking place again this year on Friday between the afternoon and evening sessions. “It’s always been something that people love—it’s lots of fun and it’s toward the end of the show, so it’s a nice time to wind down. All you have to do is buy your cup, sample the wine, enjoy food and your friends, and of course, it all goes to the Horsemen’s Distress Fund.”

“We’re hoping everybody comes and fills the stands. Even if you’re not buying a horse, maybe you can look into a stallion you want to breed to or just have fun with your friends.”

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Fine Dining, A ccommodat ions & Shopping Since opening in 1983, the Polo Grill Restaurant in Tulsa’s Utica Square has been attracting attention. Whether you’re looking for exquisite cuisine, expansive wine lists, inviting facilities, or impeccable service, Polo Grill offers a unique dining experience. Strongly motivated by the increasing expectation of local guests, as well as visiting guests from an increasingly wider geographic market, the Merrifields strive to offer only the best for all, which can be seen in the countless achievements Polo Grill has been recognized for on local, regional, and national levels. The press often refers to Polo Grill as “the most awarded restaurant in Oklahoma,” and as such, it is the winner of the Wine Spectator Award for nine consecutive years, the Best of Award of Excellence for the past eleven, and AAA Travel Guide has awarded the restaurant a Four Diamond rating for eleven consecutive years. Additionally, Polo Grill is the only restaurant in Oklahoma to become an award-winning member of the Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA). As proprietor/chef, Robert Merrifield has also been widely recognized. Featured on the Food Network, by the James Beard Foundation as “Rising Stars of American Cuisine,” and named a “Celebrated Chef ” by the National Pork Producers Council, Merrifield offers talent, execution, and accolades to your dining experience at Polo Grill. www.pologrill.com

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Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar in Tulsa is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine, featuring the finest prime steak and our award-winning wine collection—the Fleming’s 100. Fleming’s calls you to stop in for a drink after the horse show and sample their collection of 100 wines by the glass, including 30 selected especially for you by their own Wine Manager. Then stay and enjoy an exceptional menu of steak, chops and seafood served by our award-winning service team in a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. Located in the heart of midtown at 21st Street and Utica, Fleming’s proudly resides in the fashionable

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Utica Square. Their proximity to downtown, the new BOK Convention Center and the airport, also makes them an outstanding choice for business dining and private entertaining. http://www.flemingssteakhouse.com/ locations/ok/tulsa

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Situated just off I-44, seven miles from Tulsa International Airport and east of downtown Tulsa, the smoke-free Country Inn & Suites Tulsa Central provides guests easy access to attractions and businesses around the city and “Green Country.” Featuring warm accents and a welcoming atmosphere, the hotel invites business travelers, vacationing families, and tour groups to feel at home with such services and amenities as a lending library, outdoor pool, free high-speed Internet access, minirefrigerators and microwaves, a hot ‘Be Our Guest’ Breakfast, and finally, a meeting space. Comfortable accommodations ensure guests are well rested for a day of visiting the nearby Tulsa Expo Square, Tulsa Zoo, University of Tulsa, LaFortune Park Golf Course, or the BOK Center in downtown. For the best of hotel deals in Tulsa, Okla., contact this pet-friendly Country Inn & Suites today. http://www.countryinns.com/tulsa-hotel-ok-74145/usatcok

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Courtyard by Marriott Tulsa Central Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Tulsa with easy access to all major highways, is just 10 minutes to Tulsa International Airport (TUL), and a short drive to the Tulsa Convention Center and Expo Square. This hotel in Tulsa is also near Promenade Mall, Woodland Hills Mall, Oklahoma Aquarium, the BOK Center and ONEOK Field, home of Tulsa Drillers Baseball. Our rooms feature complimentary high speed Internet access, signature comfort bedding, spacious work area, mini-refrigerators and microwaves. Come to our new Courtyard Bistro open for breakfast and dinner featuring Starbucks® Coffees. Take advantage of our


2013 U.S. Nationals indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness room, or enjoy the outdoors in our beautiful courtyard with gazebo. Among Tulsa hotels, you’ll find that Courtyard Tulsa Central is close to it all, but far above the rest! http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/groupcorporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=Arabian%20 Horse%20Association^tulcy%60araaraa|araarab%6089%6 0USD%60false%6010/17/13%6010/26/13%609/26/13&a pp=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes

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With quality stores, restaurants, and beautifully manicured gardens and trees, Utica Square has a villagelike design that stands in history as Tulsa’s first shopping center when it opened in 1952. It was developed to be inviting to the customer without alienating neighboring residents—a risky concept at the time.

that a high concentration of quality merchants would greatly improve the retail industry in Tulsa. Utica Square began to attract the best local merchants as well as many popular national merchants. This dynamic mix proved to be the key to Utica Square’s success and is the reason why this trend continues today. So, whether you’re a frequent shopper or visiting from out of town, you can’t help but be touched by Utica Square’s charm and beauty. The many clocks will remind you of times past, while the chimes ref lect the songs of the season. And the garden’s bronze fountain and statue are favorites of the young and old alike. Utica Square promises a shopping experience like no other. Come see why we call Utica Square a special place. http://www.uticasquare.com n

And since its purchase by Helmerich & Payne in 1964, Utica Square has earned a reputation as the area’s finest shopping center. This can be attributed to their vested interest in the Tulsa community. Mr. Helmerich felt

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2013

In years to come, when we look back on 2013, what names will stand out to us?

What people, horses and performances rate being remembered as the year’s best? As a member of the Arabian horse community and a reader of the Times, you have a voice. So, be sure to vote for your selections!

Voting for nominations in the selected categories begins October 21, 2013, and ends November 25, 2013. Final voting for the winners begins December 4, 2013. The winners will be announced at the 2014 Scottsdale Show.

To stay informed about the 2013 AHT Readers’ Choice Awards, be sure to check our website, Facebook®, and upcoming issues.

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U.S. National Contenders

Joel & Ashton Kiesner 3418 Miser Station Road • Louisville, TN 37777 Barn: 865-984-5245 • Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 www.KiesnerTraining.com

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AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian English Pleasure Futurity with Joel Kiesner

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English Pleasure Junior Horse

Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot, by *El Ghazi For breeding information, contact Kiesner’s • Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 Proudly owned by Kelli Aguirre

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English Pleasure Open with Joel Kiesner

Afires Heir x Harghaza, by *El Ghazi Proudly owned by Tricia & Olivia Phelan

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure

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Amateur Snapshots

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Amateur Snapshots

Dick Ames

Name: Farm: Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. Trainer Affiliation: Leah Beth Boyd and John Golladay What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show?  I think with the number of classes that they offer at shows, they do the best job that they can. It is not easy to please everyone. I just wish they would remember that some of us have to work to pay for all of this, so horse shows can’t go on forever! Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring?  I wish trainers would remember that amateurs do this for fun and enjoyment. I hate to see trainers scream and holler over the rail. How have Arabians affected your life? It is something that I very much enjoy doing with my family and have met some wonderful people over the years. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? To have fun! How did you get into Arabians? My family farmed with draft horses (Percherons), so horses have been a part of my life for a very long time. We started with a Half-Arabian and things just grew from there.

Lara Ames

Name: Farm: Cedar Ridge Arabians Trainer Affiliation: John Golladay and Leah

   Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? It appears that the 36-54 is a lot larger than the other two, and it would be nice if they could get them to even out, or better, have a grand championship for all.

Beth Boyd

How have Arabians affected your life? They are my life— everything about them and the people that surround them. I love every moment of this. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? This is something that I do with my mom and dad. What most people do not know is that I have four brothers and two sisters. At one point, almost all have been involved with the horses. How did you get into Arabians? My parents had them growing up, so I started in the stroller in the barn and still enjoy today! Volume 44, No. 4 | 117A


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Jennifer Anderson

Name: Farm: with R.O. Lervick Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Dennis Wigren What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? In the regional and national shows, I think it is very important to continue giving top five and top ten winners the opportunity to shine and share the joy with photos and victory passes. To speed up this process, maybe when the class exits from the arena and winners are called back in, the top five and top ten ribbons could be handed out before riders come back into the ring to enable a quick picture and transition into the champion and reserve. This minimal change in process can save several minutes, keep the crowd more interested, and schedules on track. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? This is not a singular answer in my mind. Amateur riders span many ages and experience levels, and have individual needs from their coaches and trainers, along with what they may be working through with their horse during that particular class. With that said, I think that classes like select and junior classes, riders should have whatever support they need to be successful. We are all constantly learning, developing our craft, and no two situations are the same. As long as coaching does not become disruptive to other riders and does not support any poor sportsmanship, I think this is an area that should be left to trainer and rider. How have Arabians affected your life? I rode my first Arabian when I was 8 and from the very first ride (which was bareback and with only a halter for steering) these horses have been my passion and love. My Arabian horses growing up were many times, the best friends and teachers I could have ever asked for, never asking for anything back other than my love, trust and leadership. Having grown and started a family, I feel like I have an even greater love and appreciation for all that my horse I are learning and experiencing together. The

passion for these wonderful horses is hard to put into words, but I will say that they grab on to your soul and are a part of who you are for a lifetime.    Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My youngest daughter, Sydney, has been riding for about a year and will begin her show career next year with her Half-Arabian hunter, and my very supportive husband and oldest daughter are truly the biggest fans anyone could ask for. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? The first show horse that I rode was a Half-Arabian grandson of Fadjur named Midnight Cowboy, back in the early 80s.

Jessica Anderson Farm: Hillstar Farm LLC

Name: 

Trainer Affiliation: Setting

Sun Stables and Kiesner Training

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? For one, I do not understand the purpose of running section cuts if only 1 or 2 horses get eliminated. Unless 4 or 5 horses (at least!) are going to be eliminated, I don’t think it is worth the time or effort of all involved to run the class. Also, I believe in only awarding top tens to half of the class

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if there are under 20 horses competing. I know this is a “hot button” issue, but I think you should have to earn a top ten in order to come out with a ribbon.  Finally, despite the time it takes, I am a huge advocate of the champion and reserve champion group pictures, and I think it is arguably one of the best things we do to promote camaraderie. I have always enjoyed supporting others in their win pictures,


Amateur Snapshots and after running out for my first champion trophy last year, it meant so much to me to have all of my friends and family in that picture. Everyone who is lucky enough to win a trophy at nationals deserves their 5 minutes of fame! How have Arabians affected your life? Quite simply, they are my life. They give me motivation to work hard every day in my career; they have inspired me to dream beyond my wildest imagination; and they have given me the best friends (both 2 and 4 legged) that anyone could ask for.  What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Haha! That is a good question…and I can see my trainers laughing (or screaming and pulling their hair out!) over this one.  Mostly, calm down, loosen up, be aggressive, don’t be such a chicken and, put your hand down! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? Although they don’t compete, my mom and sister are very involved and supportive of the Arabian breed. My mom has been supporting the industry for 35+ years and she rarely misses a show … either in person or via live feed!

Who was the first show horse you ever rode? The first show horse I ever rode was a 9-year-old Quarter Horse named Cascadian Skip who I showed in western and hunt seat divisions for about 10 years. Today, he is 29 years young and still living with my family!

Pam Bauerlein

Name:  Farm: Halbrook Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Midwest Training

  Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I’m an amateur handler, and I can see when someone needs to adjust something, and I may say so. But I think it’s ridiculous that trainer’s spouses are not allowed to say anything to handlers over the rail. Why should trainer’s spouses, who also compete in the amateur division, not be allowed to utter a word?  What I see as being somewhat unfair is when a former professional decides to show as an amateur. How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have been in my life since the day I was born; a true blessing to me. It is an honor and a privilege to own them, to show them, to breed them, and to love them. They are one of the many ways God has decided to bless my life!   What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Remember what we’ve been doing in schooling sessions! David Boggs and Alcides Rodrigues have given me all the tools I need; I just have to use them! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My mother and two of my three children.   Who was the first show horse you ever rode? AM Royal Concha was my first show horse. We rode in every walk-

Centre

trot class on the east coast. She taught me so much. Immediately after her, I graduated to my Khemosabi++++// son, a beautiful stallion named Khordoba. I went right from walk-trot to JTR, ATR, and open. From an older mare to a young stallion, only an Arabian would take care of a young child that way! Volume 44, No. 4 | 119A


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Trainer Affiliation:

Name:

Cindy Burrow

Joe and Michele Reser—Setting Sun Stables, LLC

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? This is a question we talk about a lot amongst our barn. It seems to me and several of my fellow competitors, that the 19-35 division is rather weak in attendance, the 36-54 overfull, and the 55 & over about right. My professional background was in marketing, so I feel there must be a way that our marketing department could take a hard look at the actual demographics by birth dates and figure out the age and the rate of maturity as the competitors “age out” of each division. Pick the last five, or even ten year window, and make a true study of the actual “maturation” picture. Perhaps this would better divide the age divisions, but I truly believe that the 19-35 and the 36-54 divisions need a different balance. This is not a cheap hobby for competitors to compete within, so the 19-35 is an issue due to lack of funds as most young people are generally beginning their careers these are their earning years. The 36-54 is very strong due to the competitors on the upper side of this age bracket. Their earnings are strong and their kids are “leaving the nest”. When you reach the 55 & over you have the serious money earners and those close or in retirement, so it should continue to grow strong as 36-54’s age out. Taking a study of the birth dates of the last five or ten years will not be an easy project, but once setup, it should certainly give us an honest look at what the future will hold for the age of the competitors. What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I am not sure there is something any one group or organization can do for camaraderie as I believe it has to come from the individual competitors. We as competitors must be kinder and less negative about each other and that is something that comes from within each of us. We should decide to take the “higher road” and stop criticizing others, and instead compliment and congratulate each other as we all do this for the same reason, for the love of horses! When people start enjoying being around others that treat them well, then the camaraderie naturally occurs and efficiency will follow as people will start to want to work together and be a bigger part of something fun again. Name:

Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Can’t imagine we need a rule for such a thing! Some of the fun is helping each other as we compete; it brings your “team” closer together and helps to encourage those who are less confident. A rule for this is nonsense. The affect of Arabians on your life, family involved with the Arabian horse and getting into Arabians? Is all intertwined. It all started with my husband, Flois. I was competing in the open hunter/jumper and combined training industry when we met through a contact to work on some marketing and advertising of Arabian shows and farms in the area. A few months later we were dating, and the rest fell into place as if it was always meant to be. He owned the beautiful Canterbury Arabians and bred the “McCoy” line of Arabians—Frank McCoy was his mentor. I had always loved the Arabian in appearance, but like all “open breed” competitors, I thought they were too small and “hot” for competitions. It wasn’t long before I became a convert! Growing up a fan of “King Of The Wind,” and of course, “The Black Stallion” series, I soon found out that the romantic side of these books and the heart and sensitivity of these horses was not fiction.

Kim Butler-Blevins Farm: Alistar Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: RBC

How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have completed our life from, breeding, raising and showing them, as well as the friendships gained by being around

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these magnificent animals. They give our family a sense of purpose and bring continuous joy to our everyday lives.  


Amateur Snapshots What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? From Rob Bick, “Never give up, no matter how bad you think your ride may be going.”   Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My husband; who proudly tells everyone he had to marry me since I would not sell him one of my horses.    How did you get into Arabians? Like most little girls growing up, I always wanted a horse but never had one of my own. So prior to my 30th birthday, I decided I would buy a horse and it would be an Arabian. What started out as a quest to own a horse became a lifestyle. Now, almost twenty years later, I have a small farm and still own, show and breed Arabians.    Who was the first show horse you ever rode? TSR Alistar, the first horse I purchased. I never intended to show, but a friend took me to a horse show and I was hooked.

David Carr

Name: Farm: Carr Arabians  Trainer Affiliation: Abe Cotton—Cotton Performance

Horses 

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I think it is great that there age breakdowns in the amateur divisions, but I think there is too large of a gap between ages 36 and 54. As I am approaching 50, I know I am not as agile as I was in my 30s. I also feel there should be some consistency in age splits between the regional and Class A shows. A suggestion from me would be splits of 19-35, 36-49, and 50 & over.   What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? For the most part, I think the shows run efficiently. As the level of show increases, there are more demands on the committee, and more people to please. I commend the majority of show committees on a job well done. This year I was more aware of the industry’s generosity and thoughtfulness. The Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund is a great thing, and it is fantastic to see everyone step up when someone is in need; it brings everyone together in helping our Arabian family. Fun events to raise money could be done on a regular basis as it gets us together; we relax, unwind and help out at the same time. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? This always seems to be a touchy subject. I personally don’t have a problem with coaching from the

rail. Really not much can be done from the rail as the rider still has to do his or her job out there. I like the fact that my trainer is there for support, as well as friends and family. How have Arabians affected your life? I don’t think I have enough room to write down the affect the Arabian horse has had on my life. Let me just say that my horses and showing has become a big part of my life. Being 6 hours from my trainer and horses, I look forward to each lesson, Volume 44, No. 4 | 121A


Amateur Snapshots the planning for every show, and meeting up with people that I wouldn’t see otherwise. I have met so many people in the industry over the past three years and have made some lasting friendships.

What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Have fun while you’re out there. We all do this because we love it. We have put a lot of time and effort into this “hobby,” so enjoy the ride.

Barbara Cook

Name:  Farm: Cutter Ridge Arabians Trainer Affiliation: Gordon Potts—The Brass

   Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs?  Yes, I think it’s fine. Although, I do wish that the age divisions would be the same at the regional shows as at the national level.

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Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? It really isn’t a big deal to me. I think there is only so much that one can be helped with by people telling you what to do from the rail. Once you get in the ring, it’s a little too late to start learning your leads, etc.! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? Yes, basically my whole family. My great grandmother showed “Blue” and “Ribbon” in driving classes and side saddle jumping classes. My mother grew up showing Saddlebreds and then she and my dad, along with my grandparents, got into Arabians in the early 60s. When my husband and I moved to Texas and wanted to get into Arabians on our own, we found the best trainer ever, Gordon Potts, and have been with him ever since—23 years! All three of our children showed with Gordon and now we are anxious for our new little week old granddaughter to get started—6 generations!

Who was the first show horse you ever rode? Ro Ameen. I was 7 and showed him in a western pleasure class. They didn’t offer walk/trot classes so I rode with 19 other kids in the 17 & under division. I placed 2nd and still remember that feeling of my first ribbon!

Colleen Boylan Cooper

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Tish

Kondas and Carla Schiltz—Showtime Training Center

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? It seems as though there have been many good ideas and many heated debates regarding this issue … and yet no one can agree! I think that perhaps a committee of trainers, amateurs, breeders, owners, officers, and maybe even a representative or two of another breed should be formed to evaluate ways in which we can improve the efficiency of our shows. The committee should look outside of our breed to understand what others are doing successfully, propose several new ideas, and put it to an industry vote among all AHA members. While inevitably not everyone will be pleased with the final result, it will be forward progress towards improving our shows and ultimately, the reputation of our breed.

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Amateur Snapshots Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I think we should all be allowed to wear earpieces so we can better hear our trainers during a class; kidding! I think it is fine how it is—football coaches coach from the sidelines, basketball coaches coach courtside, hockey coaches coach from the bench, etc., etc.   How have Arabians affected your life? My car isn’t as fancy as I would like it to be, my bank account is a bit depleted, my vacation time isn’t used for exotic beach trips, but my heart is a lot happier!   What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Right rein! In all seriousness, I always

remember that it took a lot of amazing people to get me there, including my trainers patiently coaching me, my family always supporting me, my teammates cheering loudly, and my horses working diligently both inside and outside of the show arena.   Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? It’s a family affair! My aunt, mom, and husband participate in our breeding and showing decisions; my sister trains professionally at Stachowski Farms, and now my twin girls enjoy riding our horses every time we go to the barn! The Arabian horse has truly been a way for all of us to share and enjoy a passion while spending time together. 

Susan Copeland and Lisa Powell—Powell Training Center

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Zac

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I think the age groups should be more evenly distributed. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Pay attention to where the judges are and not to over-correct my horse. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? I have been blessed to have my daughters and my mom involved in showing Arabians. How did you get into Arabians? I got involved in Arabians when I was in high school. A friend of mine worked at Desert Hills Arabians, owned by the Havens. I would go to the farm after school and help; I was in love with the Arabians from that day on. Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? My first Arabian was an English horse named Desert La Deux. He

was a La Basque son, out of a Baske-Tu mare. I showed him in English, halter and showmanship.

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Name:

Kathy Cranford Farm: Russka Farms, LLC

Trainer Affiiation: Colonial Wood Training

Center

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? It is obvious from class numbers that the older age divisions are growing each year. Many “empty nesters” find that they finally have the time and discretionary income to spend showing horses. It seems to me that a better age division breakdown would be: 19-44, 45-59 and a “Masters” class for 60 and over. Also, I would like to see these age splits across the board at regionals and nationals. I think uniformity should be the rule of the day. What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I board in a Saddlebred show barn, so I have become privy to some of their showing techniques. I like the fact that they do not start their shows until 10:00 a.m., and they only run two sessions per day—Day and Evening classes. They have the same number (or more) classes that we have, and break for lunch when the “day” session has ended. They resume with the evening session at 7:00 p.m. Personally, I hate rising at 4:30 or 5:00 a.m. on my “vacation days” to get a horse ready for an 8:00 a.m. class. I think a later start time for the shows would encourage more camaraderie in the evenings and create a better show experience for everyone. As for U.S. Nationals, I do not like the daily schedule changes removing cuts, etc. from the schedule. This system makes it very difficult to plan your stay at Nationals and I have heard many complain that they thought they were showing on the first day only to find out after they arrived at the show that they would not show for another four days. The vast majority of entries are made in sufficient time to post a correct class schedule before exhibitors begin arriving for the show. After purchasing a program, some find that the schedule printed in the program is nowhere near what the actual schedule of the show is.

to friends over the rail jeopardize your amateur status? I think, at least for the time being, we should leave this one alone. We can’t legislate everything and I think we have more pressing problems in the show ring than comments made from the rail by pros or amateurs. I attended a Quarter Horse show recently where, during a class, a spectator yelled over the rail to the judge in center ring, “Number 435, your honor, number 435!” At least I have never witnessed that type of behavior at our Arabian shows! What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? To sit back, (try to) relax and enjoy every minute of the ride. Also, to remember that I am so fortunate to get to live my dream every time I enter that show ring, whether it be a small show or U. S. Nationals.

Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? We allow coaching over the rail? Ohhhhh.....so that’s why that gray-haired guy keeps yelling at me in my classes! Seriously though, I don’t know that coaching or not coaching makes a huge difference in someone’s ride. Also, how would we police it? Would friends not be able to tell someone they are on the wrong lead? Could you not lean over the rail to a friend she looks great without being accused of coaching? Even if we prohibited trainers from coaching, would commenting

Who was the first show horse you ever rode? I’ve been showing horses my entire life—Quarter Horses until 1992. My very first horse shown was an AQHA mare named Belle Bar King in the mid-60s. Later, in the late 1970s, I showed another AQHA mare named Miss Bar Deck King. My dad said there was no better horse than a King (Ranch) bred. Fast forward to present, my Half-Arabian hunter, Sundance King R (Sundance Kid V x Shez Bya King), has some of the same old King and Leo Quarter Horse lines as my horses from 40 to 50 years ago. I think my dad would be happy about that!

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Angela M. Daugherty Joe Reser—Setting Sun Stables

Name: Trainer Affiliation:

  Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I love the age breakdown! It, for the most part, allows you to show against other amateurs that have the same skill level.   What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? The shows are fine … we find time for camaraderie!   Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors are most fair and successful in the show ring? Let everyone coach; that way its fair for everyone, because no matter what the rule is, people will find a way.   How have Arabians affected your life? My life has changed 100 %! If you would have told me when I was 25 that I would have national champion Half-Arabian horses, I would have had you drug tested! Now I could not imagine my life without them!

 

What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Focus, remember your training, and try to have fun!

Toni Dolby Golladay—Cedar Ridge Arabians

Name: Trainer Affiliation: John

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show?  I would suggest reviewing the judging system used. It often seems we stand in line waiting for the judges picks as long as we do riding in the class. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I really have never thought of this an issue or a concern.  How have Arabians affected your life? I have met the most wonderful people that will be lifelong friends. Arabians are the most expressive and loving animals I have ever had the privilege of having in my life.   What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring?  Relax, breathe, and slow down! Who was the first show horse you ever rode?  Being part of Cedar Ridge, I have been given opportunities to ride a lot of great horses including my first lessons on All Fired Up! My first show was on Brass Kiss who was an incredibly sweet and very tolerant 4-year-old, and my first nationals ride was at Canadian nationals on the great Massell. 

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Stephanie Downing Jennifer Quintus—Colonial Wood Training Center  

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Josh and

Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I don’t mind quiet, subtle couching from the rail. It shouldn’t be so obvious that everyone within a fifty foot radius can hear the coaching and know who in the arena is being coached.  How have Arabians affected your life? After a hard day, I go out to the barn and they just bring a smile to my face. They seem to know exactly what I need. Maybe a soft nuzzle on my cheek, or goofy play out in the pasture to make me laugh. They are so beautiful and just a joy to be around. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? To have fun! Believe me, I understand that showing is expensive and can be stressful, but if we’re not enjoying ourselves, what’s the point?   Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My sister, Shellie O’Neil, trains with Hickerson Arabian Show Horses in California. It’s tough living so far apart, but I always look forward to spending time together at horse shows. Just one more way the Arabian horse is bringing families together. How did you get into Arabians? I’ve been around horses since I was born. I can remember riding my pony before

school in the morning. When I was 9, my mom bought me my first Arabian and I’ve been in love with them ever since. They bring such joy to my life

Moriah Fischer John Golladay—Cedar Ridge Arabians    

Name: Trainer Affiliation:

How have Arabians affected your life? All positive. Nothing better than riding an Arabian! What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? To have fun and breathe! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My dad, Larry Jerome, my sisters, Daria Stransky and Indira VanHandel, and brother-in-law, Mike VanHandel. How did you get into Arabians? My father. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? Good ol’ Lucky Raba.

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Ranch O Flynn • LA Flynn

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Arabian English Pleasure with Vicki Humphrey U.S. National Reserve Champion Ranch O Flynn • LA Flynn

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A Closer Look At Gordon Potts by MARY KIRKMAN

He has been a familiar

sight in the Arabian show ring since the early 1980s, a perennially successful trainer with a low-key demeanor whose deft ability has netted him and his clients a boatload of ribbons.

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Gordon Potts is on anyone’s short list as one of the top trainers in the breed. While he is not old enough to be revered as one of the industry’s grand old men, he hails from the era when trainers were proficient with horses across the spectrum of competition, and today his base at The Brass Ring in Burleson, Tex., is home to horses and clients in a variety of disciplines. Even so, his in-depth background often flies under the radar for new Arabian enthusiasts. Back in the day, one clue might have been that he was a member of that luminous group of young trainers who came out of Lasma in the early 1980s. But that is just part of the story.

The Talent Behind The Reputation

Potts’ fascination with horses began at the age of 3, when he rode for the first time, hoisted up in the saddle in front of his father. Riding lessons with Texas instructor Susan Mayo shaped his introduction to proper horsemanship, and by the time he was a teenager, he was grooming for—and learning from—trainer David Gardner at Bentwood Farms, then the largest source of Egyptian Arabians in the country. That was when he realized what he wanted to do in life: train Arabian horses. In a 2010 interview he explained, “They intrigued me because you could do a lot of different kinds of riding on them.” After that, he worked with many of the most knowledgeable horsemen in the breed, some of whom would become his mentors, including Dorothy Dunn and Doug Thompson at Zodiac Farm, Kit Hall, Walter “Chappy” Chapman, and finally, at Lasma, Gene and Ray LaCroix. (Lasma, he said, was “a combination of graduate school and boot camp.”) The significance of all that? Among other things, that Potts’ vision of a horseman was formed by the icons of the breed, the “compleat horsemen” who were still actively involved when he was breaking in. Although most are gone now, their names come easily to his mind. “Bob Hart Sr., Red Beyer, Walter Chapman, Stan White Sr., Tom McNair, Jerry Smola (the one who was at Lasma in the beginning, who taught Gene)—those guys, and I’m sure there were others, came from a background where people used horses,” he said in the interview. “They provided a foundation for what we do as a breed.” And he made use of the knowledge. In 1981, while working with Ray LaCroix at Lasma, he was the primary trainer for the renowned western horse Quavado when the gelding won his first national championship, the Canadian award in amateur. Quavado would go on to five more national trophies and five reserves in the U.S. and Canada, with Potts up in 1988 for the U.S. National Championship in Western Pleasure. In time, Potts’ experience added up to the title of head trainer. After periods at Bassani Arabians in Canada,

Gordon and 16-time Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure National Champion AmericanBeautie +//.

the Texas facility La Verada, Morningstar Arabians, and Karho, he finally opened his own operation and called it The Brass Ring. He has not looked back since. The various steps in his career may have led one to another somewhat randomly, but Potts’ approach to horsemanship has not been haphazard. His technique, fundamentally, rests in his communication with the horse. “I think that the basics all interrelate and the horse has got to go forward, meet the bridle, and soften,” he says. “In that journey forward, he’s not going to leak left or leak right. He’s going to stay in between your legs and reins, and not get bound up or kinked up. In doing that, the horse will be cadenced; he’ll be soft and he’ll carry himself. We don’t have to hold them in a position; they learn to accept it. That really is the essence, to me, of horsemanship, whatever discipline you go in. It’s all about controlling the body and creating softness, that kind of thing. All of the things that you do with, say, a reiner, will work with a western horse or a hunter or an English horse—it all interrelates. So, that kind of philosophy or mindset allows you to cross over and do other disciplines, and do them with some degree of competitiveness.” Most people probably think he’s more of a western trainer, he concedes, but in reality, he has enjoyed more success in English. A glance at some of the headliners he has handled over the years corroborates that: Infra Red, New Fire, Salemm, The Volume 44, No. 4 | 143A


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Whiz Kid, Blazin Fire, JDM Rain Dance, Victim Of Love and Americanbeautie, for example, were all multi-national titlists in the English divisions, some with an embarrassing amount of U.S. and Canadian national championships. His western champions are equally famous—Quavado, Alerro and Exxpectation come to mind. But it just serves to underline his premise that ability should be across the board.

The Remarkable Key Of Client Loyalty

While skill with a horse is the foundation of any trainer’s success, Potts understands the reality of today’s horse world, which is that the business is increasingly amateur-driven, and training people as well as horses is critical. He has been able to count on the loyalty of his clients. Over the years, they have kept good horses with him, and many have made lasting commitments to honing their amateur skills. One of his earliest supporters was Joy Adams, who was with him for nearly 20 years. “She bought a horse from me named Blazin Fire,” he recalls. “I’d had a lot of national champions before, but that was my first repeat national champion. Blaze was the first horse I had that dominated for a period of time.” While Adams is no longer involved in Arabians, he still appreciates the contribution she made to his life. “This is a business,” he notes, “but it’s beyond that, it’s personal. A lot of times we become friends with our clients.” Over the years, he has developed a style to balance work with the personal relationships that develop in the shared pursuit of goals. “I tend to be a little bit aloof,” he says. “I value professionalism, and I think that other people do, too.” The fact is, there isn’t time to train everyone’s horses and go out to dinner with them too, he offers, so friendship sometimes develops simply as mutual trust. “A client wants a trainer that is going to be honest with them, that has their best interests and their horse’s best interests close to them and dear to them,” he says. “New people that are selecting you don’t often know that you’ve had clients for as long as you have, but if they do any kind of research, sometimes they do know, and that certainly gives you credibility.” Leslie Sommer and her sister, Carrie Fritz, have been with Potts since 1985, when Fritz was 15 and Sommer 11. He was one of two horsemen recommended to them when they were looking for a horse, and although they have maintained contenders with other trainers as well, Potts has been their unwavering mainstay for nearly three decades. “We were 20 steps below small time,” Sommer recalls of their initial introduction. “Our very first horse with him was Donseeta Jabask.” Currently, their show star is Americanbeautie, whose record includes 16 national championships and five reserves—anything but “small time.” “We consider her our

Gordon and Blazin Fire, 8-time National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure horse.

once-in-a-lifetime horse,” says Fritz. “Gordon found her for us. I remember when Beautie was a yearling and he put her in the bullpen and said, ‘We’ve got to keep an eye on this one because she’s going to be special.’” Why such a strong commitment? “What might be the most obvious reason is his talent,” she responds. “We think he’s the best, and we like how well-rounded he is and all he can do— hunt seat, English, western, no matter what you do, he’s a fit. That works for Leslie and me because I predominantly show English and she predominantly shows western. “He’s got a natural way of putting you at ease,” she adds. “He is super knowledgeable, and we’ve always felt that he’s super honest. His integrity is one of the things that my mom will say had us from the time we were teenagers. He tells you when maybe what you need to hear is not the easiest thing to hear.” “You’re not going to find a harder worker,” says Sommer, “and he works just as hard today as he did 30 years ago, if not harder. What I think is maybe Gordon’s number one best attribute is that he loves animals.” In terms of horse care, that is a priority for them. Their list of champions with Potts over the years is lengthy, but some of the better-known names are Starry Spumoni, a U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse and multi-national reserve champion that both Potts and Sommer showed;

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Gordon and 3-time Reserve National Champion, Alerro.

“I ’d watched Gordon

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U.S. National Reserve Champion in Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving, Good Vibrationss; and Alibi EF, a national champion in both western and hunter. Fritz recalls that when one of the magazines at the time selected the top 10 most winning purebreds by division over a 10-year period, Alibi EF was the only one on both the western and hunter lists. The gelding, now 23, enjoys his retirement at The Brass Ring. Some of Potts’ talent may lie in his innate ability to observe. He is good at telling what a horse is suited for, and what works or doesn’t work with an individual. “I think that’s why he’s a great horse trainer,” Sommer nods. She adds that the ability is apparent in another aspect of his life as well: although Potts says he is aloof, it is clear that he isn’t always. He is known for his impersonations. His hilarious imitation of Stanley White Sr. at White’s 2013 induction into the Region 12 Hall of Fame had everyone present, including White’s wife Kitty, roaring with laughter. “Gordon’s a fun person to be around,” Fritz says. “He’s obviously great to share the good times with, too.” A glance at Potts’ roster of clients indicates that not all have been there forever. Charlie Cameron and his daughter, Meg Owings, have a long history in Arabians, but they came to The Brass Ring only a couple of years ago, when Owings decided that she wanted to show. “I started looking for somebody really good,” Cameron says. “I’d watched Gordon Potts at Nationals for years—watched him win, win, win. I admired his technique, the way he worked his horses and the way he worked with his riders.”

Gordon aboard Victim Of Love, U.S. National Half-Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Champion.

With the Exxpectation gelding Unzipped For Kixx, Owings scored this year’s Region 12 Championship and Region 9 Reserve Championship in Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Amateur, and now is setting her sights on a top ten at U.S. Nationals in the 36-54 division. “I’m going to really be working hard for it,” she says, “and Gordon is showing him in open. He found the horse for me, and it was a fit from day one.”

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“The bottom line

is that you have to produce and move towards whatever goal your clients have, whether it’s winning, selling, just having fun, or learning.� - Gordon Potts

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Gordon and son, Wyatt Potts.

Halle Potts

It hasn’t just been the horse that has worked well. Learning from Potts has been easy too, she notes. “He’s never made me feel dumb. He’s always been positive— tells me I’m doing great, and if we need to work on something, we just work on it and go on.” Both report that being newcomers in a group of longtime clients has been a benefit. “Everybody’s just brought us in as family,” Owings says. “Not just clients, but grooms too.” “Feel like I’ve been there for years,” her father adds, and grins. “I’d do it all over again.” “The years go by before you know it,” Potts reflects, “and all of a sudden, there have been people who have been here since forever, and you’re still going strong.” He considers the people who have played such integral roles in his career—and his life. “That’s when I think it really hits home.”

A Balanced View On Life

An especially important part of Gordon Potts’ life has been that he never has stopped growing as a person. He freely admits that for most of his professional career, the horses have been his focal point—but now another influence helps temper that absorption. Since the advent of his children (Wyatt, 11; Grant, 8; and Halle, 8), his horizons have broadened and he enjoys a deeper stability within himself. “Helping them to grow and develop into their own personalities, and watching them find their own passions and interests has brought tremendous joy to his life,” one observer reports. He loves sharing the passion of horses with Halle, who at this year’s Youth Nationals nailed three reserve championships. Making it extra-special for Potts was that she was riding horses he had shown to national titles, old friends Spiryt, now 21; Exxpectation, 20; and Great Beaus Afire, 17.

Grant Potts

Potts also tries to maintain his perspective on the issue of training and amateur expectations, and friendship and camaraderie. He recalls an incident when he was still in college. “I was riding with some people and I finally won a championship, and I wanted to just celebrate it and feel like I had arrived,” he says. “They were certainly congratulatory, but then they went on about their business, because they had other horses to prepare. I realized then that not only does the show go on, it will go on, and while you have a special moment, you have to create more special moments.” Special moments, he knows, often mean winning. He smiles wryly. “Recently, when Gene LaCroix was here helping me, we had a lot of good conversations, but one of the things we talked about was that winning is 50 percent euphoria and 50 percent relief. We’re only as good as our last win. Whether it is something that we’re showing or an amateur horse doesn’t

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APAHA Horsemen’s Western Trainer and AHT Readers’ Choice Horseman Of The Year.

move towards whatever goal your clients have, whether it’s winning, selling, just having fun, or learning.” For him, learning is the foundation of success. “That’s the journey,” he says. “The process is the learning.”  Barbie Cook has been with Potts since 1991, ever since she purchased a horse named Amys Delight from him. Under his direction, she showed Nobleist to a U.S. National championship in 1997, and among others, also had Great Beaus Afire, with whom she went top ten every time she showed for years. “There’s not a single horse that we’ve ever had, or a single year or a single ride with Gordon that I haven’t learned something,” she maintains. “It’s been such a wealth of knowledge that I could take a lesson every day for the rest of my life and I’m sure he still would have something more to teach me.” really matter; we have to do it again and again. There’s a famous line from the movie ‘Patton’ that says it: ‘All glory is fleeting.’ The bottom line is that you have to produce and

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Arielle Fisher Farms

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Cathy Vincent—Adandy What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? A great show commission is always helpful to have at a show! It is also important to have a night off for competitors to socialize with one another and to relax before the show. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I don’t think there should be a set of guidelines on how a coach should train the client. Good sportsmanship is always imperative in the ring, and is necessary to keep your horse, and the other riders around you safe. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Confidence is key, not only in the show ring, but anytime you’re riding. If your nerves show, it could jeopardize a great ride and will not let the rider and the horse reach their full potential. How did you get into Arabians? My mother, Wendy Fisher, introduced me to Arabian horses; I have always been around horses, and cannot imagine life without them. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? MCL Rocky+++//.

Lee Ann Flynn Humphrey—VHTC

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Vicki Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I feel the age breakdown is appropriate, however, at a smaller show, if it is 40 & Over, these usually have to be split. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I don’t think the trainer should be allowed to run around the rail with the amateur; it is disturbing for all. How have Arabians affected your life? Arabian horses are my passion. I have seen many changes since my first Arabian; he went both western and English. Now we are breeding for each division. It seems as if we are not as versatile as we once were. How did you get into Arabians? I was finally able to get my first Arabian in 7th grade. I already loved horses, but I had to work my way up from my first $135 horse, to Takara Lee who was a Takara Raffon son. I had many great times with him and his huge heart. 184A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Who was the first show horse you ever rode? The first horse show I ever attended was the Daffodil All Arabian in Payallup, Wash.


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Lori Foster Humphrey

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Vicki Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs?   I feel that the ages should be changed to 19-39, 40-59, and 60 & over. This gives each group the same “number of years” and I feel would level the class sizes.   What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show?  At the national level, scoring needs to be sped up and our presentation needs to move along at a more efficient rate. Presently, when watching a national class, it takes just as long to run a class as it does to pin it. I think most of the ‘A’ shows have decent breaks with ample time to visit.   Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I feel that coaching over the rail is fine as long as it is done is a professional manner. I have been showing in classes when I can hear the person behind me being coached from across the ring—some people are very loud and obvious about their coaching, and I find it to be distracting and annoying, not to just those showing but to people sitting in the stands. I know I have heard some trainers coaching who made me think I would never use them as a trainer because of their behavior.   How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians are one of the most important aspects of my life; they bring me joy

on so many levels. Through showing, I have made lifelong friends from around the country.   Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My mom, Diane Varley, shows and my dad, Randy Varley, is an avid supporter! My grandmother, Dorothy Riley, started the family with Arabians in the 60s. 

Diane Franklin  Arabian Farms, LLC 

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Michael Whelihan—Whelihan

  Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I feel that the number of competitors is getting smaller in the younger divisions and larger in the older divisions. One idea would be to look into those numbers and adjust the age divisions accordingly.  Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I believe that coaching is beneficial for most amateur riders, and since it would be next to impossible to monitor and enforce rules, we should just let it be. How have Arabians affected your life? I have met and become good friends with many wonderful people who are as involved with Arabians as I am. Riding is a major component of my keeping fit, and I absolutely adore my horses! I guess you could say they bring me health, happiness, and love!

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Amateur Snapshots What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? The most important thing for me to remember is to focus on my horse every moment I’m in that ring. And to make sure I always have his attention. 

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Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My nieces have been involved with Arabians since they were 7 or 8 years old (they are now in their mid and late 20s). They are presently very busy raising their children, but I know they will be back showing again soon!

Amanda Fraser Farm: Royal Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Guzzo

and Michael Byatt

How have Arabians affected your life? In every way possible. My horses have taught me so many valuable life lessons like trust, loyalty and patience, among many others. I can honestly say that I am a better person because I get to share my life with these amazing animals. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? In the show ring, it is easy for me to get nervous and try to make last minute adjustments. I have to tell myself that the horses cannot understand and it makes them nervous, too. So, I try to scratch and rub on my horse to keep my mind off the fact that I am about to present to the judges. Nothing that I can do on the rail is going to help me; I have to have faith that my horse is trained and conditioned to perfection that is attained months before I hit the ring. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My whole family has an appreciation for Arabians. My dad and my sisters have all shown and my mom is very involved in the breeding decisions. Everyone in my family has their own passion; animals, specifically Arabians, have always been mine. I am very lucky to have a supportive family. How did you get into Arabians? When I was 5 years old, my parents told me I could pick out my first horse. We looked all over the place until I fell in love with a beautiful chestnut mare named Sky Fire FM. She was 4 years old and probably not considered “kid safe,” but she shortly became my everything. We could not afford lessons or board so as I got older, I cleaned stalls in order to take

Trainer Affiliation: Gordon

Who was the first show horse you ever rode? The first show horse I ever showed halter was TFA Montero Bey. He was the second horse I owned and I bought him as a hunter prospect. He was also already a champion in the halter ring, so I decided to try showing in-hand. I had no idea what I was doing, but he took care of me. We won our class and the championship in a local Class A show, and I was hooked. Montero has taken several other newbies into the ring and has been successful. 

CarrieFarms Fritz LLC

Name: Farm: Shamrock

Potts & Silvio Domingues—The Brass Ring, Inc., Andy Sellman—Argent Farms LLC and Joe Reser—Setting Sun Stables

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I personally feel each division is entirely correct. Of course, some divisions are tougher than others, but that is a positive thing as it means we have so many good horses in this industry! Competition

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is not based necessarily, on the idea of fairness, but more on the idea that the best horse and rider on that particular day wins.  Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in


Amateur Snapshots the show ring? When taking in consideration the amount of preparation and time it takes before one even enters through the in-gate of the show ring, I think the issue of coaching on the rail is insignificant compared to much larger problems this industry faces. Once someone enters the ring, there is very little a person on the rail can do to help, whether it be an amateur or professional. Hopefully, when it comes to show time, each individual is prepared to and can successfully ride their horse to their best ability.  What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Every time before I put my foot in the stirrup, I tell myself to go out there and do the absolute best I can. We are all so blessed to be able to ride these magnificent horses, and I ride each ride like it is my last. I truly take into consideration the amount of time and effort it takes to prepare each horse and rider to compete at this high level. From the individuals that take care of our horses daily, to the trainers that make our horses who they are, it could not be possible without their hard work and dedication.  Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse?  For us, it’s all about family. I am fortunate enough to be able to show with my sister; we have always done this together and work as a team. It has been fun for us this year to switch divisions, after 29 years of showing together, and help each other by riding each stride the other one takes. We both are lucky to have our mom involved also, on and off the rail supporting us.

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Blake

How did you get into Arabians? We bought our first Arabian from Gordon 29 years ago, and the rest is history. We have had such a great, positive experience with Gordon over the years, and we could not imagine our lives without this wonderful breed and the people behind it all. 

Brian Galbraith Farm: L&B Farms

Krohn and Jason Krohn—Oak Haven Arabians

How have Arabians affected your life? How have they not? The horse itself has affected my life through the pleasure of learning to ride and the challenge each horse gives in unique ways. I have developed happiness through being part of this incredible breed and adventure, as I associate the Arabian horse with friendship, partnership and passion. These horses and the people associated with it have become my family, while expanding my horizons and imagination of possibilities. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Focus, look between the horses ears, do not look around. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My husband, Lester Martin. He introduced me to the Arabian horse and is responsible for my addiction. We share both a business and this passion for the Arabian horse. It brings us closer through each and every show season.

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I enjoy the horse, the people and the challenge of becoming better each year.   Who was the first show horse you ever rode? DA Panache, a horse we received from Tracy Caruth. He still resides at home with us at 30+.

Amanda Golestani Jessica Bein—Bein Performance Horses

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  How have Arabians affected your life? Each Arabian horse I’ve owned or ridden has taught me a lot about myself and my abilities. Many have taught me patience, while others have built my confidence. All have made me a stronger person, as well as a more well-rounded rider.  

What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? The most important thing to remember is to enjoy it. Sometimes it’s easy to take things too seriously, but I like to remind myself that I ride and show because I truly love it. I love the bond between horse and rider, I love the thrill of showing, and I love the excitement of setting a new goal for myself and achieving that goal.   Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? Although no one in my family is involved with Arabian horses, I have continued to know and love the breed for over 10 years. While my family is not personally involved in owning and showing, they could not be more supportive of me in the sport. How did you get into Arabians? Although I had owned and shown a horse for several years, it wasn’t until my freshman year of high school that I was introduced to the Arabian breed by a fellow classmate and friend. She kept her horse with Jessica at the time and highly recommended her. I moved my horse to Jessica’s, started taking lessons, and soon began my search for my first Arabian horse. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? A lesson horse named Amy at a summer camp in California when I was

9. I rode her for about a year and showed her at a few local dressage shows, until my parents surprised me with my very own horse for my birthday.   

Tom Hansen Arabian Farms, LLC 

Name:  Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan—Whelihan Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I think that the age breakdown is well structured to allow exhibitors a fair chance. The structure allows for smaller classes and for more prizes to be awarded. It might be more prestigious to go toward larger groupings such as 19-39 and 40 and over for all disciplines. This likely would require more preliminary sections building to the final.

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What are your suggestions to make the shows run more eff iciently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I would like to see the show schedules condensed. It seems there are too many classes offered and the shows run too long.   Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I don’t know how you can control coaching over the rail. Either it


Amateur Snapshots is allowed or it is not. I rarely hear what anyone is saying to me anyway. How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have had a major impact on my life starting as a child when my mother asked me if I wanted to take horseback riding lessons. It wasn’t long before we purchased our first purebred Arabian from Bruce Clark of BruMarBa Arabians. The pleasure and success that I had with Arabians in my youth helped guide my decision in becoming an equine veterinarian. I wanted to help the horse as much as the horse had helped me through difficult times. Years later I met my future wife, an owner of Arabian horses, and once again I was involved with the great breed. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? In the show ring it is important to stay focused, calm, stay out of traffic and show your horse.

Nan Harley

Name: Farm: Dreym Bay Farm Trainer Affiliation: RBC Show Horses, LLC Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I would rather see the amateur divisions divided by accomplishments/skills of the rider—similar to the NRHA. I also think that each division should be separate, i.e. western, hunter, and English, when it comes to determining skill level. I’m a national champion western pleasure rider, but not an English rider. If I ever wanted to try that division, I believe I should be considered a select rider. Riding with others at your same skill level boosts confidence and would increase participation. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Truthfully, I am so “in the zone” when I am in the ring that it is hard to coach me from the rail, just ask my trainers! I think this would be a difficult thing to police and, quite frankly, if I was on the wrong lead I would hope that someone on the rail would tell me, trainer or not. How have Arabians affected your life? I have had Arabians for almost 30 years and they are integrated into every part of my life. I breed and raise babies on our farm. I stand and promote one of the nicest western stallions in the ring. I show in multiple disciplines including a dressage horse that I show from home. I am the president of our local club and just finished managing our show. I’m looking forward to attending my first AHA convention in November.

Arabians were the first horses that I had encountered that actually wanted to be with people and wanted to please. I can’t imagine my life without them.

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Amateur Snapshots What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Never stop riding the class! Don’t get caught up in a mistake. Forget it and move on and make the rest of your class outshine the error. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? I had a few show horses before him but my first real show horse was the fabulous CBS Top Dog+//.  I raised him from a weanling and with the help of Caralyn Schroter, he became a multi-national champion western pleasure

Trainer Affiliation: Tish

horse. He and I went national champion at our first national show and did it again two years later. Altogether, he earned eight beautiful trophies that are sitting in my barn office. Tragically, I lost him this spring to a severe colic. I couldn’t speak of him for a week, but I was overwhelmed by all the notes of support from people that I didn’t even know had heard of his passing. He was a once-in-a-lifetime horse and I miss him every day.

Pam Harris Arabians

Name: Farm: Whispering Wind

Kondas and Carla Schlitz—Showtime Training Center

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I think the current age splits are fair. They allow exhibitors to compete against others in the same age range. As a member of the upper age level, I am much happier not to have to show against people who are half my age. What are your suggestions to make the shows run more eff iciently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? One of the best ways to improve efficiency in our shows would be to reduce the amount of time being taken for pictures. By the time all of the top tens are announced, and then the reserve and champion, and all of the friends and family come out for pictures, a tremendous amount of time has elapsed. Why not just have presentations and victory passes, then have a separate area to take the pictures with friends and family? That would keep the momentum going with the show and lessen the time between classes. It would also help prevent newcomers to the show from becoming bored. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Arabians are a very important part of my life; they have introduced me to a large number of good friends. They also have given me a chance to raise some foals which I am actually showing this year. It is a wonderful feeling to watch a horse you bred go out and be successful in the show ring. How have Arabians affected your life? My mother influenced my decision to own Arabians. I started riding the Arabian she bought and decided to purchase one myself. Numerous horses later, and she is still involved with breeding decisions and daily maintenance. Additionally, this winter, Tish is going to start driving the daughter of Baloved, so next year you may see her back in the buggy! Profiles continue on 212A

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What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? My first show horse was a Shetland/Welsh pony. We would take her to 4-H shows and everything would be fine until she heard my mother’s voice and then she would make a beeline for my her, even if that meant running over the judge which happened several times. I would like to think that my showing skills have improved a little since those days, but judges beware.


Tommy, Dawn & Katie Garland 915 Dorset Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 • 804.598.3657 www.TommyGarland.com


2013 Region Unanimous Champion 2013XV Region XV Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian WesternWestern PleasurePleasure Junior Horse Half-Arabian Junior Horse 2013 Region Champion 2013XVI Region XVI Champion Half-Arabian WesternWestern PleasurePleasure Junior Horse Half-Arabian Junior Horse 2013 Region Unanimous Champion 2013XV Region XV Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian WesternWestern PleasurePleasure Select AATR Half-Arabian Select AATR

Proudly owned by Joelle & Robert Wright East Manor Arabians Trainers Tommy & Katie Garland Powhatan, Virginia • 804.598.3657 www.TommyGarland.com

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Bravado Bey V x CA Rufflesnlace Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Proudly owned by Kathy & Steve Polcsan www.razcalbey.com For breeding information contact Garlands Trainers Tommy & Katie Garland Powhatan, Virginia • 804.598.3657 www.TommyGarland.com

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Midnight Magnum x Carolina Proudly owned by Aimee Brower Aimee’s Rare and Beautiful

2012 U.S. National Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 2012 East Coast Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure 2012 East Coast Reserve Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AATR

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Jullyen El Jamaal x Alyce Bey V (Dam is full sister to Afire Bey V) Proudly owned by Aimee Brower Aimee’s Rare and Beautiful

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*Jullyen El Jamaal x Precious V Proudly owned by Nan & Dick Walden

Courtney Spicer, Trainer/Mgr. 520.990.8763 • Amado, Arizona Courtney.ranchosonado@greenvalleypecan.com

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arabiaN trail aaotr WitH dicK WaldeN *Jullyen El Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks Region VII Reserve Champion Trail AAOTR

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arabiaN trail aaotr WitH NaN WaldeN Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V Region VII & III Champion Trail AAOTR Dales photo

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(Armani FC x EC Dream Come Tru) HUNTER PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH ALI BRADY Proudly owned by Ali Brady

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(A Noble Cause x EC Brass Motion) HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JR. HORSE WITH ALI BRADY Proudly owned by Debra & Maggie McCarthy

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(Vanilla Zip APHA x RC Kiowa Annie) HALF-ARABIAN LADIES SIDE SADDLE WESTERN WITH ALI BRADY

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(Psyches Legacy x Amerikan Dream) LADIES SIDE SADDLE WESTERN WITH ALI BRADY WESTERN PLEASURE SELECT AATR WITH MARY SULLIVAN Proudly owned by Mary Sullivan

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Roxann Hart Arabians, LLC

Name: Farm: Rohara

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Rannenberg, Joe Alberti and Katie Showers

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more eff iciently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? Less classes. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Coaching over the rail makes it fun and the amateur looks to their peers or trainer. How have Arabians affected your life? They are a great way of life. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Be focused. Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? A Saddlebred when I was four; a long time ago, but I remember it to this day. It was an equation horse.

Katie Harvey Brass Ring

Name: Trainer Affiliation: The How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have been a part of my life since I was two. Growing up, Arabians taught me responsibility, time management, compassion and friendship. As an adult, they have blessed me with some of the most valuable friendships I share in my life. No matter how many miles apart, when a shared passion like the Arabian is present, you are joined in a really special way. Additionally, they have allowed me and my youngest son, Colt, to share a hobby and spend time together. It’s the most rewarding thing in the world to see your child succeed in something and the confidence that it builds. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring?  Stay focused. Handle whatever curve ball gets thrown your way, and ride like your pants are on fire! Maybe that’s why I’ve not adjusted to this western pleasure thing so well! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse?  I guess I would have to say everyone in my family is involved. With the youngest now riding with me, Jeff, his Dad and Jax, his brother, have to pick up the slack when we are gone to the shows; which, according to them, is too often! How did you get into Arabians?  I grew up the daughter of a trainer, breeder and marketer of Egyptian Arabians. From

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as far back as I can remember, I spent all of my free time in the barn or on a horse. Arabians and the people involved in the industry have always been my first love.


Amateur Snapshots Who was the first show horse you ever rode? I was blessed to ride the National Reserve Champion English Pleasure stallion Roufas as my first lead line and 13 & under horse. He was one of the kindest horses I’ve ever known and

literally, would go from being a big trotting English horse, to the best babysitter in the world! He was a big part of my childhood.

Deborah Haug Arabian Farms, LLC

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Whelihan Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I am fine with the age delineation, but think it is also fine if it is flexible and considers changing demographics. Over time, perhaps it may become necessary to better balance the participation in the classes as amateurs enter or leave age cohorts. What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I believe best efforts are made to run classes and shows efficiently.  My only observation is that perhaps class order for shows could be optimized given the degree to which riders need to change tack to participate in classes that are back-to-back. Also, it might make sense to organize trail and reining at the beginning or end of certain local show venues, separating these classes from performance.   How have Arabians affected your life? Training, competition, breeding and simply spending time with Arabian horses has become a much more significant part of my life. I love the versatility of the breed and the Arabian horse’s general affinity for people. And the camaraderie and team support with others in our barn is also invaluable. Beside musical pursuits, Arabian horses are “what I do” now that I have retired.   What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? As one who tends to “over-achieve,” I try to remember that there can be a point at which adrenaline can actually start to degrade performance. I must constantly attempt to relax and focus entirely on being with the horse I am riding, remembering all the unique aspects of each of my horses and applying appropriate aids and techniques. Also, to smile!   Name:

How did you get into Arabians? I have ridden horses since my youth, but did not actually own a horse until I moved to California in the 80s. I have always admired Arabian horses for their beauty and character, so my first horse, Excaliberr, was a purebred Arabian by Bey Shah out of a Gai Parada mare. I had the time of my life riding the trails in Marin County with him for years and then took him (along with an Anglo-Arabian I picked up along the way) to and from Hawaii during my career in financial services. On my relocation to Seattle, I purchased my first show mare as an English prospect in 2001. Since then, it has been a tremendous learning experience for me, both in training and showing. I have much to thank my trainer, Mike Whelihan, for in the progress my horses and I have made over the past several years, both in smart horse ownership and through his expert training!

Linda Anne Helo

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? Comaraderie should be unified between all disciplines. An Arabian breeder may be interested in showing in dressage and English. It should not be breeders and trainers trying to sell the public on their specialty, but mingling with other breeders and trainers and showing a unified front. Who is to say that my Arabian mare who is a 2012 national

reserve champion working cow junior horse cannot show at different events to show how versatile the Arabian breed is. United we build a stronger market for the Arabian community. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in

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Amateur Snapshots the show ring? Horse and rider should be trained before the show, not during. Hanging on the rail and shouting is distasteful, and sometimes spooks the horses. An alternative could be a whistle or a call from the fans in the stands that you may have already rehearsed with your horse. How have Arabians affected your life? From the time I read, Black Beauty, as a little girl, I wanted an Arabian horse. When I got older, I bought some land and have built it up in the last 30 years. Not a large breeder, I bred my best mares to the best commercial stallions I could afford, and 32 years later, I have my champion. Horses have a calming effect on me and I on them. They are the most beautiful animal God created. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? That my horse is an individual who has feelings, and may have good and bad days, but with the understanding that really great horsemen and horses have a bond. With patience and understanding, they will give their all. They have a lot of heart and a lot of try.

ancestors. I have been a breeder for 32 years and it took that long to produce a champion, so determination and a lot of work and prayers are needed.

How did you get into Arabians? I am of Lebanese descent, so it seemed natural for me to pursue the breed as my Name:

Frank Hennessey Farm: Hennessey Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Mary Trowbridge, Mike

& Peri Wilson, Greg Knowles and Ted Carson

  Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? To me, it depends on the show. If it is a local Class A show, the more classes the better. This allows for participants to be involved and less intimidated than they would be in a class of multiple levels of rider. For the U.S. nationals, however, I feel that this should be the best of the best, all competing for an elite title as the best. It is my opinion that we have diluted the importance of a national title by “watering it down” with too many classes and divisions offered.   What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? There are many things that can be done to make the shows more of a social event than they have become, but I feel the single most important is the same response I gave in the above question—less classes with a more “elite” opportunity, will open more time on the schedule and give the entire U.S. national show the atmosphere of an important event.   How have Arabians affected your life? Carol and I never imagined the Arabian horse could make such a difference. We spend as much time as possible in the barn, taking mares to and from pastures, evaluating babies, and spoiling all of the horses with a great deal of affection, love, 214A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

carrots and apples. Because they give us so much in return, it is impossible for us to contain our enthusiasm.   How did you get into Arabians? I was introduced to Arabians as an investment opportunity and an exotic lifestyle. I stayed involved because I fell in love with


Amateur Snapshots the horses. When I retired, I bought a horse farm and invested my life into the Arabian horse. The more time I spend with them, the more I learn about them. The more I learn, the more I love them.   Who was the first show horse you ever rode? My first show ring experience was actually a halter class. In November 2010, I showed former national champion, Tulle el Jamaal Name: Trainer Affiliation:

to first place honors at the Ocala Thanksgiving show in the open halter mare class. She was 21 years young as she graciously escorted me through the entire class. My first experience in the performance arena was this past year with Miz Vogue VA. After only 9 hours of practice with the amazing Mary Trowbridge, we were named Scottsdale Reserve Champion Pleasure Driving ATD. 

Julie Wall Hicks Blues Farm

Farm: Magnolia

Rohara Arabians—Joe Alberti & Katie Showers and Linda Jaskiel Brown

Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Showing in dressage, coaching from the rail is not allowed. Since I just started showing in main ring halter, the coaching from the rail has been extremely helpful. However, coaching should not distract other handlers and riders. How have Arabians affected your life? The beauty, grace and presence bring calm to your life.  Some days it is just nice to watch the horses graze as I sit back and let the day’s stresses just fade away. Then to hear their nickers when they see me, if just puts a smile on my face! What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? To breathe and have fun. You cannot change the competition, you just have to show the best you and your horse can under the situation given. Remember, there will always be another show. How did you get into Arabians? I bought my first HalfArabian in my 20s and fell in love with his personality, his beauty, and that he always gave me his all. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? Midnite Blues, a Quarter Horse that my parents bought me when I was

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a teenager. He was the perfect horse for a teenager. He would do anything that I asked of him:, jump, barrels, trail rides, playing chase in the orange groves—all of the fun teenager games.

Ed Horton Oaks Arabians

Name: Farm: Thirteen

Rob & Caralyn Bick (Performance) and Keith & Maureen Krichke (Halter)

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I am directing my answer towards halter competition. On the regional and national level, it would be good to look at dividing the age groups to 50 & under and 50 & over. I feel it would be more equitable for the 50+ to compete with their peers just as the performance exhibitors do at present.

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more eff iciently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I think that the shows would be much more enjoyable and run more smoothly if we could start the shows at a more reasonable time, i.e. 9 a.m., cutting down the number of classes in each discipline/division. We are left with a huge gap between the end of afternoon shows and the start of evening shows when we get up so early in the morning to watch classes. With fewer classes, it can

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Amateur Snapshots be a shorter show with perhaps a 3-day regional and a 5-day nationals. The Arabian Celebration Show is a great example—lots of time to enjoy friends and horses. How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians are our life. We bought our first Arabian in 1975; a 6-month-old gelding sired by the great sire Tornado. Since that day, we have shown our horses at the local level with 3 of our 4 children and then onto Class A shows and finally, the national level. I have traveled to the Middle East, Brazil and Europe to watch Arabians. My wife and I went to Poland to see the greats in Arabian breeding. The human connection to the Arabian horse is phenomenal. We have established both business and personal friendships all over the world. The result of our breeding can be found in South America, Europe, Canada and the Middle East. Perhaps the most important is in the lessons taught to our children. The care and maintenance they gave to our horses taught them the responsibility of ownership and the love for one of God’s creatures. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My wife, Maureen, is very involved in the breeding, nutrition and nurturing of our horses. Our son, Greg, still has Arabians for pleasure, and his twin brother, Conyers, is starting back in showing halter and learning the business and breeding since he last showed in the early 80s. Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? T O Bolero (Queens Liege x Dann Dees Raffla (Azraff/Raffles)) was

my first performance show horse. My debut into the big times was at the Scottsdale show in 1993 in Western Pleasure AATR. There were 35 horses in that class and I was certainly out of my league among all those young wives of trainers. However, my shining moment was that I was on Peter Cameron’s card. My personality did not fit with the precision of Western Pleasure so I made a sharp turn towards halter. I showed T O Bolero to his U.S. National Top Ten Stallion AATH win in Freedom Hall in 1993 at the first amateur stallion class at the U.S. nationals.

Laurie Husband Equine and Cedar Ridge Arabians

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Culbreth

Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I really don’t think there is a problem with being coached on the rail. Most of the amateurs get some coaching from their trainers or friends on the rail. When I am showing, it is nice to hear a friendly “Don’t forget to breathe,” as I am riding by. How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have been a part of my life since I was 5 years old. As a girl growing up, they taught me valuable lessons about discipline and hard work. I didn’t always show them when I was in school, but we always had them. I started showing again as an adult, and they have been with me during good times and bad. I can’t imagine my life without them in some form or another. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? The same above—breathe! Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? It is a family affair! My parents, John and 216A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Amateur Snapshots Sharon Ames, have horses and Dad shows in halter. My niece, Sophie Handel, rides with Vicki Humphrey and Cedar Ridge. My aunt and uncle, Dick and Lollie Ames, play a huge role in the Arabian horse community, and my cousin, Lara Ames, needs no introduction! It is so much fun having my family at the shows. We have a great time

and I feel blessed that we are all together sharing our passion for the Arabian horse. How did you get into Arabians? My dad bought our first half-Arabian from my uncle Dick. That was the beginning, and it is still going strong!

Chloe Iversen Humphrey Training Center

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Vicki

Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? Divisions based on an amateur point system.   What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I would love to see people getting in the ring faster (even though there is a two-minute rule, it’s not very strict), a faster scoring system, and gear the classes towards entertainment for audience appeal and support.    How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have taught me many invaluable life lessons not easily taught by humans.  What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Try not to get hit or run over, and vice versa!   How did you get into Arabians? My first horse was an Arabian and where I boarded him, we were definitely the odd balls. On top of a crazy horse was a horse-crazy girl whose self-inflicted trial and error experiments outside of the standard lesson program were looked down upon by a lot of people. But Chico and I were a team with that special

kind of invincible bond, so we just kept on being who we were with the never-failing support of my mom backing us up. And somehow, after a random string of oddly coincidental events, I ended up with Jane Garrison, who got me into this industry and has everything to do with the amazing people and amazing horses I am with now.  

Robert Janecki  Alberti—Rohara Arabians

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Joe

  Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? The age breakdown does seem fair to me. I believe with the addition of the select classes, it truly does make a level playing field. The select class is for the novice rider, not someone who had been national champion in park.   Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Coaching over the rail is great. As amateurs, sometimes our nerves get the best of us. With the guidance from trainers and friends, it helps. 

How have Arabians affected your life? Arabian horses have greatly affected my life. When I am working, I often find

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Amateur Snapshots myself thinking of the barn and horses. I recently took on the job of helping the Arabian Horse Foundation with billboards to help get the Arabian horse in the public eye.  What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Breathe. I will never forget my first national championship—I hyperventilated after the class. 

 How did you get into Arabians? Joe Alberti introduced me to Arabians. It is with Joe’s guidance that I am the horseperson I am today. None of my accomplishments would have been possible without him. He has truly given me a gift that I will be forever grateful for.

Chelsea Knoop Stable

Name: Trainer Affiliation: Rooker Training Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? I think coaching over the rail should continue, as long as it is done in a respectful and tactful manner. I see nothing wrong with giving a competitor positive encouragement and reinforcement when they are showing in the arena. I think this is especially important for our new exhibitors, to give them the best experience they possibly can have. Everyone appreciates hearing, “Looking good, keep it up”, and I see no reason why anyone should be barred from giving that type of encouragement to any rider or handler. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? When I’m in the show ring, I always try to position myself so that I can show my horse to the best of my ability. You have to give the judge the opportunity to see you and your horse in the best light possible; it is not their job to seek you out in the show ring. I always make sure to give each judge at least one spectacular pass where I am not in a crowd so they have my undivided attention. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? Everyone in my family is involved with the Arabian horse. My mother is my right hand person, my rock, my everything—when it comes to breeding, raising, and showing. She runs our breeding operation and helps select the horses I will show each season. Everyone knows my brother; he is the social butterfly of the family, and one of the biggest supporters I have. Always there whether I win or lose, I feel incomplete without him at a horse show. And my dad helps to run the farm at home and is my support from afar. He loves seeing the babies grow up and develop. Name:

How did you get into Arabians? We were introduced to Arabians through Rushlow’s Arabians; the first farm where I took lessons. I was instantly enamored with their beauty and kindness. It only took me four years to convince my parents to buy me one! Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? My first real show horse was Harr Ghazi. He was a purebred English horse and one of the most beautiful horses I have ever seen. He taught me a lot about showing horses and gave me the confidence to become a top rider.

Jay Krusenstjerna and Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna Farm: Stonegate Arabians, LLC Trainer Affiliation: Andy

How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have become a large part of our lives in the last twenty years. We have been breeding a few every year and love to have the babies at home. We put a dream out there to reach and we

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Sellman and Jody Strand

are doing very well with our breeding program, resulting in three national champions and two reserves. All the great people we have met and gotten to know along the way has also been one of the best parts!


Amateur Snapshots What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? For me, it is to remember to sit back and breathe! Jay’s would be to slow down, be smooth and take your time. How did you get into Arabians? I had a Half-Arabian as a horse-crazy teenager that I did many odd jobs to support. I absorbed anything I could get my hands on or observed anything related to horses. Jay, interestingly, went to the same barn I kept my horse at as a teen, but we did not know each other. We pieced that together when we started dating and we were talking about getting a horse again as adults. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? A black HalfArabian mare named G-Commandress+/, by G-Amigo. We traveled all over showing. I think Jay would say the first show horse he ever rode was The Mystical Penny+//. It was only on the trails, no shows, but a very special horse anyway!

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Kara Larson

John Golladay and Leah Beth Boyd—Cedar Ridge Arabians

What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? I would say offering fewer classes per show and figuring out a new system to present awards at national shows. Both of these would save time, helping out the longevity of our animal, and the sanity of our participants. Coaching over the rail. What should the rules be in order to help you and your competitors be most fair and successful in the show ring? Shout, scream, yelp, cry! Beyond my own trainers, I pay no mind to what any trainer is doing. It’s a horse show and outside stimulus is simply part of the buffet of obstacles my horse and I have to learn to gracefully surmount.   What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? When I show, I feel more comfortable and at ease than I do in any other facet of my life. So, I guess I just try to enjoy every moment of it. I think about feeling my horse out on that particular day (because hey, he may try something he’s never even thought about doing before), finding good spacing in the class, and just doing the best I can while attempting to give the appearance of ease, relaxation, and certainty. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My grandpa, grandma, sweet cousin, and parents all love the Arabian horse as I do.

Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? The first show horse I rode was my first horse—Justin Kitabask, a Chief Justice son. He was a small bay with a kind spirit that got me through my first 4-H shows all the way to my first Scottsdale championship and my first cut ribbon at Youth Nationals.

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Lori Lawrence Farm: Starline Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Kiesner Training Do you feel the age breakdown of the amateur divisions is correct, or would you do the breakdowns differently to make it the most fair for all amateurs? I believe in the country division, the middle age group is larger than the other two. Maybe breaking it to 19-35, 36-49, and 50 & over would even it out a bit more.  What are your suggestions to make the shows run more efficiently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? First and foremost, get better software to score the cards more quickly and do not run cuts that get rid of only a few, or sometimes no horses. As far as camaraderie, I believe we need a new venue that lends a more “National” feel to it, and is in a more inviting location to lure in more spectators.  How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians are my true passion, and they have brought my whole family closer together. We feel so blessed to have the horses in our lives, and to have made the deep friendships with others who share our love for the Arabian. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Ride your ride and don’t worry about anyone else in the class. 

Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My daughter Nicole is an avid competitor like myself.  Hubby, Carey, and my mom are our greatest supporters, and also have a deep love for the breed.

Tracy Lynch

Name: Farm: Dan Lynch Farms Trainer Affiliation: Dan Lynch What are your suggestions to make the shows run more eff iciently and create more time for camaraderie at the show? It seems to me that the most common topics on this subject have to do with the presentations at the end of the classes. I think putting the top ten ribbons on in the paddock area so when they are announced back to the ring, they already have their ribbons on and can have their action photos taken on the rail at that time and bypass the still photo. Then call out the reserve and champion, for their presentations and photos, both stills and on the rail. I also think that having an entire entourage come in for the still victory photo is way too much. I am not quite sure how to limit the number of people, possibly 10, coming in, but I do think that it has gotten way out of control! I like the idea of having a separate “staged” area outside of the show ring where still photos can be taken with whomever the winner may want. This area could also be used for the top tens if they want a still photo.

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Amateur Snapshots How have Arabians affected your life? I have been involved in my parent’s Arabian horse business for my entire life. So, to summarize in a nut shell, Arabian horses have been a constant for the last 40-something years. My Arabians have given me the ability to ride to the Chinese Wall in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, have given me several national wins, and they have been there to listen through hard times. I can’t imagine my life without them!

Lynch, train and manage many horses for their clients, friends and family. From there, the list goes on—it truly is a family affair for us.

Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? I think the question better asked would be, is there anyone in your family who isn’t involved in with Arabian horses. Everyone in my family is involved in some way or another. My father and mother, Dan and Judy

Who was the f irst show horse you ever rode? His name was Saraan; I was 1 ½ years old and decked out in a pink native costume for lead line with my dad at the lead. Made the front page of the local newspaper the next day!

How did you get into Arabians? My father started working at his grandfather’s livery stable in a small town when he was 8 years old; it’s been horses for all of us ever since.

Emily Maita Flood—Flood Show Horses

Name: Trainer: Brandon

How have Arabians affected your life? Arabians have affected my life in more ways than I can count. For the last fourteen years, I have experienced so many different life lessons as a result of these animals, and have also been lucky enough to find some of my closest friends. I wouldn’t be the person, or rider that I am today without those involved in this industry. What is the most important thing for you to remember in the show ring? Just keep riding. It’s not over until it’s over, so don’t give up, don’t let your guard down, and keep pushing until that lineup is called. Is there anyone else in your family who’s involved with the Arabian horse? My mom and I are involved in this together— she’s the best show mom out there. Luckily for my parents, I’m the only kid out of 4 that showed any interest in horses. How did you get into Arabians? After two years of lessons with a local riding program, we were ready for our first horse. My mom put in a call to longtime family friend, Lucy Whittier, who directed us to our first trainers. Who was the first show horse you ever rode? Fairre Warning was the first show horse I ever owned. “Woody’ was a huge chestnut gelding who packed me around my first two years of saddle seat, taught me right lead from left, and led me to my favorite division—equitation. P.S. Where is this division for us big kids?

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2013 Iowa Gold Star

A Luau Of Success

by Kara Larson In the Arabian show world, Labor Day weekend in Des Moines, Iowa, is characterized by a show that is equal parts fun and competition. The 2013 Iowa Gold Star, marked by a tropical Luau theme, brought in many new exhibitors that plan to be back next year on top of the people that were already sold on the show from years past. Show director Jessica Maldonado comments on the response the show received this year. “The best feedback we received was how fun the show is. We had quite a few first-time exhibitors to the Gold Star who said they will definitely be coming back! We strive really hard to not only put on a great horse show, but provide an atmosphere that makes people want to return.�

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In some of the top moments or highlights of the show, Jessica shares, “My favorite classes during the show are always the yearling auction and open halter classes. It is so fun and rewarding to see everyone’s yearlings compete for the first time as it showcases the results of their auction purchases and highlights the success of their breeding programs. My other favorite class this year was the twoyear-old purebred fillies Gold Star class. The quality was very deep and I would have taken any one of them home! Mike Neal won with the filly Marwans Miss Madeline that was reserve in the yearling class last year. I love watching the horses grow up and return each year to show!”

As the show had many new additions and changes made to the schedule from last year, Jessica weighs in on what one change in particular did for the show. “Moving the auction and dinner back to the fairgrounds was a great success as we had higher turnout and a larger number of bidders participating than last year. Attendees got to see several of the stallions presented live during the auction, which everyone seemed to greatly enjoy.” Jessica adds, “The average price per horse is up from last year!”

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Another reason people, new and old, come to the show is for the fun of it—emphasized in the theme of the show, which changes every year. “The theme played really well into the show this year and everyone really got into it!” Jessica continues, “Most people were walking around in lei’s throughout the week, including

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our fabulous judges and show staff. The champion rose garlands were even made in tropical colors and were highly sought after! The theme adds an extra element of fun that is not found at other shows, and exhibitors really enjoy it (I even spotted at least one exhibitor with a Hawaiian flower in her hair!).”

For many people, it is this charm and unique fun that reins people in year after year—one of these being Jeff Schall of Shada, Inc. “The Gold Star is a high-energy show that has become a hot spot during the fall circuit. On so many levels, the Gold Star does it right! Shada and their clients are extremely fortunate to have this Futurity and show to attend each year.” Beyond the entertainment value of the show, the quality of horses adds to this already

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multifaceted event. Jessica shares, “The competition was very deep as usual. We had several Gold Star horses that won at Scottsdale, Las Vegas Breeders Cup, regionals and Canada earlier this year that came and won at Gold Star. I suspect they are all going to go on and do great things at

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U.S. Nationals as well! It is very cool to see horses that were Gold Star auction babies go on to win roses at nationals because it speaks volumes for the quality of horses being bred through the Gold Star. The camaraderie was also at an all-time high as exhibitors and trainers were quick to congratulate each other on their wins and many barns had champion garlands hanging from their stall curtains.”

Also speaking highly of the quality competition is Jim Hitt, a judge at this year’s show. He offers, “I really enjoyed judging the Iowa Gold Star. It is a great show where the staff and exhibitors truly enjoy themselves, and the quality

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of competition certainly does not lack. I appreciated the opportunity in particular to judge some very nice halter classes, likely some of the best I’ve adjudicated in at least a couple years.” So, with fun, competition, and the support of our Arabian community, the Iowa Gold Star impresses once again, showing that it is a vital part of the industry and a progressive show that accommodates many different types of Arabian enthusiasts. 2013 judge, Joe Polo, also comments on the all-around nature of the show. “From the quality of the horses to the quality of the people, and the excellent show management, the Gold Star is truly an entertaining and enjoyable show. As a judge, the competitive classes and friendly exhibitors made the show a very impressive and lively one, while the management made sure it was a first-class and well-executed event.”

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2013 Iowa Gold Star Futurity

Show Results

August 29 - September 2, 2013

Des Moines, Iowa

Results provided by the Iowa Gold Star Committee.

Arabian Filly Yearling Champion TRULI PRECIOUS (Trussardi x Bella Satinata), shown by David Boggs for owner Dean Meier.

Arabian Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion CHANTILLY LACE ORA Arabian Two-Year-Old Filly Champion MARWANS MISS MADELINE (Vitorio TO x Raherra), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians. (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Anothershadeablue), shown by James Michael Neal for owner Laurie Stueber.

Purebred Halter Fillies Gold Star Arabian Yearling Fillies - Champion: TRULI PRECIOUS (Trussardi x Bella Satinata), Ex: David Boggs, O: Dean Meier; Reserve: SOCIETY LACE ACL (KM Bugatti x Society Paige MN), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: ACL Partnership; Top Ten: SCARRLETT WLF (Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Penny Gute; ODASIA KVA (KA Odysseus x Patriotik Nastasia), Ex: Perry Williams, O: Perry and Shelby Williams; TF Sara (Psitiguy x China K Doll), Ex: Jordan Simons, O: Curtis Hough; AMAZING GRACE X (Xanthuss x PA Mark Me Famous), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Tom and Earleen Walter; PSL MARIE LEVAU (DS Major Afire x FF Abigail Bey), Ex: Randy Shaw, O: Dale and Darlene Hempel; DIAMOND JUBILEE CA (Odyssey SC x Magnums Lady), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: JP Heritage Arabians LLC; BELLISSIMA VII (Gemini VII x Shaffira), Ex: Austin Miller, O: Rolyn and Judith Schmid; WP FOREVER YOURS (Ever After NA x WP Shai Monique), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Don and Beverly Kruse.

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Arabian Three-Year-Old Filly Champion KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.


Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), shown by Jeff Schall for owners Steve and Darla Miles.

Arabian Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion TRUSE (Trussaardi x Juliah B), shown by owner Janene Boggs.

Arabian Two-Year-Old Colt Champion SULTAN ORA (Vegas DPA x Raherra), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Carlos and Christiane Roizner.

Arabian Two-Year-Old Gelding Champion PREMONITION LD (DA Valentino x Ppoetry), shown by Patrick McGinnis for owner Les and Diane Van Dyke.

Arabian Country/English Pleasure Open Champion XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), ridden by Shan Wilson for owner Britomar Ltd.

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Arabian Country/English Pleasure ATR Champion XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), ridden by Jessica Maldonado for owner Britomar Ltd.

Arabian Western Pleasure Open Champion MALEAH MARIA (Sundance Kid V x Calla Maya), ridden by Kathleen Beck for owner Jen Mar Arabians.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR Champion TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x Eljomar The Diva), ridden by owner Anique Weber.

Arabian Western Pleasure ATR Champion TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x Eljomar The Diva), ridden by owner Anique Weber.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Arden Peterson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR Champion ODYSSEH ALITA JA (Odyssey SC x Lolita Lane), ridden by co-owner Marni Britton for co-owner Marla Koob.

Gold Star Arabian Auction Yearling Fillies ATH - Champion: CHANTILLY LACE ORA (Vitorio TO x Raherra), Ex: Don Morse, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Reserve: VVITORIA BECKHAM (Vitorio TO x Legacy’s American Rose), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Jeff Fraham; Top Ten: BPA BELLISSIMA (Gemini VII x Shaffira), Ex: Michael Browning, O: Michael and Lisa Browning; SCARRLETT WLF (Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlett WLF), Ex: Rebecca Kalsow, O: Penny Gute; SOCIETY LACE ACL (KM Bugatti x Society Paige MN), Ex: Andrea McGowan, O: ACL Partnership; BELLISSIMA VII (Aria Impresario x Solada), Ex: Annette Rodrigues, O: Rolyn and Judith Schmid.

O: Amanda Solie; NIKKO LITRAS WLF (DA Valentino x Papillons Kallima), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Penny Gute.

ARCC (Monarcc x Tamar Southern Breeze), Ex: Sheri Savig, O: DeAnne Allen.

Gold Star Arabian Two-Year-Old Fillies - Champion: MARWANS MISS MADELINE (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Anothershadeablue), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Laurie Stueber; Reserve: VITORIA LM (Vitorio TO x LM Olivia), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Top Five: THEE VITORIA (Vitorio TO x Thee Dianna), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Shelley Button; FARAH LA MAGNIFFICCA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Bella Sera PVF), Ex: Andy Sellman,

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Gold Star Arabian Three-Year-Old Fillies - Champion: KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), Ex: Anthony Marino Jr, O: Anthony Marino Jr and Anthony Marino.

Colts/Geldings Gold Star Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Open - Champion: VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Steve and Darla Miles; Reserve: LC IMPERATORE (Legacy of Fame x La Macarena HDM), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Georgina Pelham; Top Ten: DR MAGIC MIKE (Justtice x DR Athena), Ex: Austin Miller, O: Dale and Ruth Henriksen; DACARDI (Da Vinci FM x Bea Society Belle), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: Michael and Andreen Millard; HJ MAGNUM JUSTICE (Magnum Psyche x MAF Shantily Lace), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Shelley Brinkert Hjelm; HERAKLES (KA Odysseus x Vanidi Fair), Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: Deborah Hodge; DA NOAHS

Gold Star Arabian Auction Yearling Colts/ Geldings ATH - Champion: TRUSE (Trussaardi x Juliah B), Ex: Janene Boggs, O: Janene and Bob Boggs; Reserve: VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Steve and Darla Miles; Top Ten: DR MAGIC MIKE (Justtice x DR Athena), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale and Ruth Henriksen; TEQUILA SUNRISE J (Sundance Kid V x Margarita J), Ex: Indira Van Handel, O: Indira F I Van Handel and Lawrence Jerome; LM STATUS (Magnum Chall HVP x LM Magnus Love), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Lon and Leon Matthias; DA NOAHS ARCC (Monarcc x Tamar Southern Breeze), Ex: Kole Walker, O: DeAnne Allen. Gold Star Arabian Two-Year-Old Colts Champion: SULTAN ORA (Vegas DPA x Raherra), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Carlos and Christiane Roizner; Reserve: DDAYTONA (Aria Impresario x LLC Joyful), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow.

Gold Star Arabian Two-Year-Old Geldings Champion: PPREMONITION LD (DA Valentino x


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

Arabian Reining Open Champion LJ SILVERADO (Al Marah Matt Dillion x AM Dream Lady), ridden by Gary Ferguson for owner Linda Jacobs.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion LJ SILVERADO (Al-Marah Matt Dillon x AM Dream Lady), ridden by owner Linda Jacobs.

Arabian Reining ATR Champion LJ SILVERADO (Al-Marah Matt Dillon x AM Dream Lady), ridden by owner Linda Jacobs.

HA/AA Yearling Saddle Filly Champion BPA VENUS (SF Veraz x SPA Daisy Dukes), shown by Jeff Schall for owners Linda Pawlowski and Roger Perry.

HA/AA Yearling Stock Filly Champion ALEXIS GOLD WLF (Vanilla Zip x Alexis SRA), shown by John Diedrich for owner Penny Gute.

Ppoetry), Ex: Patrick McGinnis, O: Les and Diane Van Dyke; Reserve: DR CHARMING CHARLIE (Justtice x DR Breanne), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale and Ruth Henriksen.

Britomar Ltd.; Reserve: MD HALLELUJAH SUE (Hey Hallelujah x Westela), Ex: Linda Hackett, O: Ralph and Linda Hackett; Top Five: JSN CASH ADVANCE (Vegaz x Ultra Afire), Ex: Michaela Kotera, O: Tom Dasenbrock; SF MIRAGE ONFIRE (VCP Magnifire x El Ghazis Mirage), Ex: Janna Eiberger, O: Janna and David Eiberger; STRYKA MAJOR CHORD (DS Major Afire x Dharma DE), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich.

Purebred Performance

Country English Pleasure Gold Star Arabian Country/English Pleasure Open - Champion: XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), Ex: Shan Wilson, O: Britomar Ltd.; Reserve: JSN CASH ADVANCE (Vegaz x Ultra Afire), Ex: Shellee Kotera, O: Tom Dasenbrock; Top Five: MD HALLELUJAH SUE (Hey Hallelujah x Westela), Ex: Ryan Strand, O: Ralph and Linda Hackett; SF MIRAGE ONFIRE (VCP Magnifire x El Ghazis Mirage), Ex: Nina Ung, O: Janna and David Eiberger; STRYKA MAJOR CHORD (DS Major Afire x Dharma DE), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich. Gold Star Arabian Country/English Pleasure ATR - Champion: XANTHUSS (Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage), Ex: Jessica Maldonado, O:

Western Pleasure Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure Open - Champion: MALEAH MARIA (Sundance Kid V x Calla Maya), Ex: Kathleen Beck, O: Jen Mar Arabians; Reserve: FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Laura Gute; Top Five: EXTREME ODYSSEY (Odyssey SC x LK Azima), Ex: Alan Clanton, O: Linda and Kari Kemper; NW HERITAGE JULLYEN (Jullyen El Jamael x NW Shantelle), Ex: Randy Sullivan, O: Debra Fetting and Lisa Fetting Mertes; SERENGGETI (Legacy of Fame x Jar Hakuna Matata), Ex: Jenna Ball, O: Marvin and Martha Johnson.

Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR - Champion: TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x Eljomar The Diva), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique, Hal and Margot Weber; Reserve: MOULON ROUGE GA (Da Vinci FM x Louisiana), Ex: Kole Walker, O: Kole Walker and Frank Reed; Top Five: WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Liz Steffes; DESIRE J (Khadraj NA x Desert Hope SF), Ex: Amy Taylor Greengard, O: Amy Taylor Greengard; VALERIO (DA Valentino x Bey Amore), Ex: Steve Miles, O: Steve and Darla Miles. Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure ATR - Champion: TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x Eljomar The Diva), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique, Hal and Margot Weber; Reserve: EXTREME ODYSSEY (Odyssey SC x LK Azima), Ex: Kari Kemper, O: Linda and Kari Kemper; Top Five: OSCAR DE LA HOYA (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Jeanna Clanton, O: Alan and Jeanna Clanton; WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Liz Steffes; HEZA FIRE WALKER (Hesa Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton.

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HA/AA Auction Yearling Saddle Filly ATH Champion BPA VENUS (SF Veraz x SPA Daisy Dukes), shown by co-owner Roger Perry for co-owner Linda Pawlowski.

HA/AA Auction Yearling Stock Filly ATH Champion SF MAGNUM PEARLS (Magnum Psyche x Pearly Dove), shown by owner Janna Eiberger.

HA/AA Two-Year-Old Filly Champion DR SASSY PANTZ ( Justtice x Silky Seduction), shown by Sarah Brinkman for owners Dale and Ruth Henriksen.

HA/AA Three-Year-Old Filly Champion JAMAALAH REA ( Jake Jamaal JCA x REA City Psylhouette), shown by Debbie Shelton for owners John and Donna Simmons.

HA/AA Yearling Saddle Colt/Gelding Champion GIAN PAUL (Eccentric Valentino x Countess Versace), shown by Andy Sellman for owner Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.

Hunter Pleasure Gold Star Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open - Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Arden Peterson; Reserve: VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), Ex: Dan McConaughey, O: Cassandra Stafford; Top Five: BELLA BUGATTI (KM Bugatti x Bint Anastaziaa), Ex: Kathleen Beck, O: Charlotte Kletecka; ODYSSEH ALITA JA (Odyssey SC x Lolita Lane), Ex: Pamela Rose, O: Marla Koob and Marni Britton; CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), Ex: Kathleen Beck, O: Aaron and Melissa Becker.

BELLA BUGATTI (KM Bugatti x Bint Anastaziaa), Ex: Melissa Becker, O: Charlotte Kletecka.

Gold Star Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR - Champion: ODYSSEH ALITA JA (Odyssey SC x Lolita Lane), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Marla Koob and Marni Britton; Reserve: WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Liz Steffes; Top Five: DA VINCI CODE ORA (Da Vinci FM x Marina PSY), Ex: Jeanna Clanton, O: Kim Miller; MATINO TRF (DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Tangle Ridge Farms;

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Gold Star Arabian Hunter Pleasure ATR Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Hannah Vaught, O: Arden Peterson; Reserve: CONCERTO IN E MAJOR (DS Major Afire x Magnums Evita), Ex: Melissa Becker, O: Aaron and Melissa Becker; Top Five: TAMAR SAVOIR FAIRE (Neposzar x NDL Vanity Fair), Ex: Brooke Dowding, O: Kelley, Brooke, or Bradey Dowding; PRINCE OF MONARCC (Monarcc x Steinway N Chrome), Ex: Mallory Arndt, O: Mallory Arndt; MATINO TRF (DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Tangle Ridge Farms. Reining Gold Star Arabian Reining Open Champion: LJ SILVERADO (Al Marah Matt Dillion x AM Dream Lady), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Linda Jacobs; Reserve: MAJOI (Matoi x MHR Ceylonia), Ex: Stacey Busswitz, O: Janet Lynn Monson.

Gold Star Arabian Reining Junior Horse - Champion: LJ SILVERADO (Al-Marah Matt Dillon x AM Dream Lady), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Linda Jacobs.

Gold Star Arabian Reining ATR - Champion: LJ SILVERADO (Al-Marah Matt Dillon x AM Dream Lady), Ex: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs.

Half-Arabian Halter

Fillies Gold Star H/A Yearling Saddle Fillies Champion: BPA VENUS (SF Veraz x SPA Daisy Dukes), Ex: Jeff Schall, O: Linda Pawlowski and Roger Perry; Reserve: PHINE CHINA (KM Bugatti x Petriphying), Ex: Austin Boggs, O: Sheri Savig and Kate Burbank. Gold Star H/A Yearling Stock Fillies Champion: ALEXIS GOLD WLF (Vanilla Zip x Alexis SRA), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Penny Gute; Reserve: SF MAGNUM PEARLS (Magnum Psyche x Pearly Dove), Ex: Leon


HA/AA Yearling Stock Colt/Gelding Champion VALERRO (Eccentric Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), shown by Andy Sellman for owner Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.

HA/AA Auction Yearling Saddle Colt/Gelding ATH Champion THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

HA/AA Auction Yearling Stock Colt/Gelding ATH Champion VALERRO (Eccentric Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), shown by Jay Krusenstjerna for owner Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.

Matthias, O: Janna and David Eiberger; Top Five: DA FAITHS WALK (LM Boardwalk x EM Memphis), Ex: Annette Exman Inman, O: Annette Exman Inman.

Gold Star H/A Auction Yearling Saddle Fillies ATH - Champion: BPA VENUS (SF Veraz x SPA Daisy Dukes), Ex: Roger Perry, O: Linda Pawlowski and Roger Perry; Reserve: PHINE CHINA (KM Bugatti x Petriphying), Ex: Colton Jacobs, O: Sheri Savig and Kate Burbank. Gold Star H/A Auction Stock Yearling Fillies ATH - Champion: SF MAGNUM PEARLS (Magnum Psyche x Pearly Dove), Ex: Janna Eibergerm O: Janna and David Eiberger; Reserve: ALEXIS GOLD WLF (Vanilla Zip x Alexis SRA), Ex: John Diedrich, O: Penny Gute; Top Five: DA FAITHS WALK (LM Boardwalk x EM Memphis), Ex: Annette Exman Inman, O: Annette Exman Inman.

Gold Star H/A Two-Year-Old Fillies Champion: DR SASSY PANTZ (Justtice x Silky

Seduction), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Dale and Ruth Henriksen; Reserve: SHES A MAJOR LADY (DS Major Afire x PS Painted Lady), Ex: James Michael Neal, O: ACL Partnership. Gold Star H/A Three-Year-Old Fillies Champion: JAMAALAH REA (Jake Jamaal JCA x REA City Psylhouette), Ex: Debbie Shelton, O: John and Donna Simmons; Reserve: BPA GO GO BOOTS (Major Shock x BPA Daisy Dukes), Ex: Michael Browning, O: Michael and Lisa Browning.

Colts/Geldings Gold Star H/A Yearling Saddle Colts/ Geldings - Champion: GIAN PAUL (Eccentric Valentino x Countess Versace), Ex: Andy Sellman, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.

Gold Star H/A Yearling Stock Colts/Geldings - Champion: VALERRO (Eccentric Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), Ex: Andy Sellman, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna; Reserve: SHOCKTOP SA (Justtice x Little Gallito Wood), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Ann Henriksen-Brinkman; Top Five: LM MAKE MINE ADOUBLE (Magnum

HA/AA Two-Year-Old Gelding Champion THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Richard and Justine Goodrow. Psyche x Maidja Look), Ex: Leon Matthias, O: Kim and Lon Matthias; JUMPIN JAK FLASH KVA (KA Odysseus x Starwinkle), Ex: Perry Williams, O: Perry and Shelby Williams. Gold Star H/A Auction Yearling Saddle Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), Ex: Don Morse, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Reserve: GIAN PAUL (Eccentric Valentino x Countess Versace), Ex: Jay Krusenstjerna, O: Barbara SinkKrusenstjerna; Top Five: ORRYON KVA (KA Odysseus x VT Ice Moka), Ex: Perry Williams, O: Perry and Shelby Williams. Gold Star H/A Auction Yearling Stock Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: VALERRO (Eccentric Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), Ex: Jay Krusenstjerna, O: Barbara SinkKrusenstjerna; Reserve: LM MAKE MINE ADouble (Magnum Psyche x Maidja Look), Ex: Lon Matthias, O: Kim and Lon Matthias; Top Five: SHOCKTOP SA (Justtice x Little Gallito Wood), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Ann HenriksenBrinkman; JUMPIN JAK FLASH KVA (KA

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HA/AA Three-Year-Old Gelding Champion HJ KEY TO FAME (HJ Famoso x Make Me Famous), shown by David Bilgrien for owner Rebecca Kalsow.

HA/AA Country/English Pleasure Open Champion MASTARKS DELTA FORCE (Mastark x Delta Delta Decker), ridden by Ryan Strand for owner Isabella Templeton.

HA/AA Arabian Country/English Pleasure ATR Champion MASTARKS DELTA FORCE (Mastark x Delta Delta Decker), ridden by owner Isabella Templeton.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Champion CMS SUPER CHICK (Crown Musc x Super Cindy Brick), ridden by Hoyt Rose for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion HH MEADOW (NYN Hisani x RSA Leap of Faith), ridden by owner Ashley Then.

HA/AA Western Pleasure ATR Champion CMS SUPER CHICK (Crown Musc x Super Cindy Brick), ridden by Liz Steffes for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

Odysseus x Starwinkle), Ex: Perry Williams, O: Perry and Shelby Williams.

O: Isabella Templeton; Reserve: PERFEC SENSE (Mamage x Perfec Timing), Ex: Kevin Jochens, O: Cynthia Kunkel; Top Five: SOFIA LOREN (Revival x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Nina Ung, O: Nina Ung.

Magnum x Cozy), Ex: Shellee Kotera, O: Tom Dasenbrock; CADILLAC COWGIRL (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Leon Matthias, O: Janna and David Eiberger; HH MEADOW (NYN Hisani x RSA Leap of Faith), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Ashley Then.

Gold Star H/A Two-Year-Old Geldings Champion: THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), Ex: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Richard and Justine Goodrow; Reserve: JOHNNY BIG TIME (DS Major Afire x The Color of Romance), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow; Top Five: STORMSTRUCC CODY (Monarcc x Stormin Cheyenne), Ex: Dani Adams, O: Dani Adams. Gold Star H/A Three-Year-Old Geldings - Champion: HJ KEY TO FAME (HJ Famoso x Make Me Famous), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow.

Half-Arabian Performance

Country English Pleasure Gold Star H/A Country/English Pleasure Open - Champion: MASTARKS DELTA FORCE (Mastark x Delta Delta Decker), Ex: Ryan Strand,

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Gold Star H/A Arabian Country/English Pleasure ATR - Champion: MASTARKS DELTA FORCE (Mastark x Delta Delta Decker), Ex: Isabella Templeton, O: Isabella Templeton; Reserve: PERFEC SENSE (Mamage x Perfec Timing), Ex: Cynthia Kunkel, O: Cynthia Kunkel; Top Five: SOFIA LOREN (Revival x CR Berry Brandy), Ex: Nina Ung, O: Nina Ung. Western Pleasure Gold Star H/A Western Pleasure Open Champion: CMS SUPER CHICK (Crown Musc x Super Cindy Brick), Ex: Hoyt Rose, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), Ex: Sarah Paripovich, O: Alexa and McKella Tiziani; Top Five: JP CRIMSON Cowboyy (Remington

Gold Star H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: HH MEADOW (NYN Hisani x RSA Leap of Faith), Ex: Ashley Then, O: Ashley Then; Reserve: LORIE DARLIN SJP (Jake Jamaal JCA x Countess Versace), Ex: Barbara SinkKrusenstjerna, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna. Gold Star H/A Western Pleasure ATR Champion: CMS SUPER CHICK (Crown Musc x Super Cindy Brick), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), Ex: Kressi Tiziani, O: Alexa and McKella Tiziani; Top Five: LORIE DARLIN SJP (Jake Jamaal JCA x Countess Versace), Ex: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna, O: Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna; HH MEADOW


HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Champion WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owners Margaret and Rebecca Kalsow.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR Champion MARC OF CHALL REA (Magnum Chall HVP x REA City Psylhouette), ridden by owner Donna Simmons.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Champion WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), ridden by owner Rebecca Kalsow.

HA/AA Reining Open Champion HEZA MY DADDY (Hesa Zee x Little Santana Pep), ridden by Gary Ferguson for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Champion HEZA MY DADDY (Hesa Zee x Little Santana Pep), ridden by Gary Ferguson for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

HA/AA Reining ATR Champion SHEZA MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), ridden by owner Linda Jacobs.

(NYN Hisani x RSA Leap of Faith), Ex: Ashley Then, O: Ashley Then; CADILLAC COWGIRL (Magnum Theory x Cantessa), Ex: Janna Eiberger, O: Janna and David Eiberger.

Simmons; Reserve: ALMOST A FIRECRACKER (Painted Intimidator x Ritz Romance SF), Ex: Tonya Johnson, O: Tonya Johnson.

Hunter Pleasure Gold Star H/A Hunter Pleasure Open - Champion: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Margaret and Rebecca Kalsow; Reserve: MARC OF CHALL REA (Magnum Chall HVP x REA City Psylhouette), Ex: Alan Clanton, O: Donna Simmons; Top Five: MELLOW MONARCC (Monarcc x Mellow Dayz), Ex: Shellee Kotera, O: Julie DeBoer; IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; PERFEC IDEA (Mamage x Perfec Timing), Ex: Kevin Jochens, O: Cynthia Kunkel. Gold Star H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR - Champion: MARC OF CHALL REA (Magnum Chall HVP x REA City Psylhouette), Ex: Donna Simmons, O: Donna

Gold Star H/A Hunter Pleasure ATR – Champion: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Rebecca Kalsow, O: Margaret and Rebecca Kalsow; Reserve: TJS FANCY THEORY (Magnum Theory x Silky Memories), Ex: Lauryn Riepma, O: Kristine Meldrum; Top Five: MELLOW MONARCC (Monarcc x Mellow Dayz), Ex: Julie DeBoer, O: Julie DeBoer; PERFEC IDEA (Mamage x Perfec Timing), Ex: Cynthia Kunkel, O: Cynthia Kunkel; IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then. Reining Gold Star H/A Reining Open - Champion: HEZA MY DADDY (Hesa Zee x Little Santana Pep), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: HEZAS SWEET DREAMS (Hesa Zee x Sweet Red Glo), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Eleanor

Hamilton; Top Five: SHEZA MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; ZEE MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Stacey Busswitz, O: Julie Monson; KISSED IN THE DARK (CG Colonel Jac x Hezas Julie), Ex: Rod Matthiesen, O: Tina Berkland.

Gold Star H/A Reining Junior Horse Champion: HEZA MY DADDY (Hesa Zee x Little Santana Pep), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: SF TUCKS BIG BANG (Tucknicolor x WC Eksplozja), Ex: Leon Matthias, O: Kim and Lon Matthias. Gold Star Half-Arabian Reining ATR Champion: SHEZA MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x Surprisn Miss Melody), Ex: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; Reserve: SF TUCKS BIG BANG (Tucknicolor x WC Eksplozja), Ex: Jeff Brandt, O: Kim and Lon Matthias; Top Five: CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton. n

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Jamaican Jackpot LOA

& Laurie Ames Husband Region 7 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and AATR Region 1 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over

Contender in: U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Chris Culbreth

Trained by Chris Culbreth Whispering Pines Estate John & Sharon Ames Scottsdale, Arizona

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Sierra Nevada WPE (Nevada TBA x Geena Davis, by Afire Bey V) Region 7 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type

Contender in: U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian 2-Year-Old Fillies with Terry Holmes Trained by Terry Holmes

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Who Is Jonathan Meyer? by Kara Larson

When Leigh Meyer shared an engaging story about her son, Jonathan, and his hopeful efforts to further the Arabian horse, it was a story that went beyond a biased mom—it is a story about a boy who is focused on always keeping his dreams alive, and beating all obstacles.

Complete ImmersIon

Jonathan’s parents, Leigh and Randy, are a perfect match. One is the detail oriented but light hearted, creative, and “experiential” riding instructor and horse nurse. The other is the “finish man” that can train a horse to carry a monkey, and an all-business horseman that always finds a way to get it done. Both understand the meaning of commitment and character and have passed this diligent attitude on to their son. Leigh shares, “Having always done well in school, and going into the sixth grade, Jonathan asked to be homeschooled so he could spend more time with the horses and have the flexibility to attend horse shows. Now a senior in high school, Jonathan does his schoolwork from 7:30 am until noon, and works in the barn every afternoon and all day Saturday working horses, cleaning stalls, feeding, or maintaining the facility and equipment.”

In his sophomore year of high school, his entire curriculum was written around the horses. He developed a working budget for a breeding, training, sales, and show barn; managed general operations, designed an equine facility, studied equine anatomy and physiology, read ancient literature by Xenophon and other classics in which horses played a role, and conducted experiments such as using the manure pile to heat water for the barn. He participated in the breeding operation, attended visits to veterinarians, eagerly learning about healthcare, reproduction, reading x-rays, ultrasounds, and diagnosing and treating common illnesses and lameness in horses.

Jonathan Meyer and Code Blue BF.

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In his desire to better himself and the farm, Jonathan has never asked to be paid for his work at the training barn. Most of his show clothes were bought on eBay or at consignments. His saddles were bartered for training so he could have quality tack that best fit the horses. He saves birthday and Christmas money to buy his work boots.


GrowInG Up In the IndUstry

“He literally grew up in the barn and never once believing it wasn’t the way every other child grew up.” He learned to clean stalls as soon as he could hold a shovel and was highly offended if he was ever shooed away from the groom racks because he might get hurt.” As he grew older, he never stopped working to further himself in his craft, understanding that hands-on learning is a big part of training too. Recognizing the benefit of working with some of the best trainers in the country, his parents arranged for him to spend time with several trainers, including: Joel Gangi, John and Christine Ryan, Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton, and Gabriel DeSoto. He has also been invited to work with Dale Brown, Rob Bick, Jason Krohn, and Joel Kiesner. At shows, you can find him intently studying other trainers’ tack rooms, groom racks, and watching the work ring when he’s not taking care of the horses in his charge.

trUe CharaCter

One’s true character tends to reveal itself when under pressure, and for Jonathan, this time came in August 2012 when Jonathan’s dad had a heart attack due to a birth defect in his aortic valve. He went in for open-heart surgery to have the valve replaced and it was up to Jonathan to continue the training program so that the family could minimize the loss of any training income. He would wear those trainer’s boots for several months before his dad was able to begin helping him again.

A witness to all of this, Leigh weighs in on the situation. “Jonathan rose to the occasion and kept the operation running, managing the training side. His first show as “the” trainer was in March 2013 and his horses and riders turned in outstanding performances.” Leigh continues, “Despite our limited resources—resulting from crazy, unforeseen circumstances and the downturn in the economy— he rose to the occasion in less than ideal conditions.”

KeepInG the dream alIve

Through his work ethic, kindhearted nature, courage, and commitment, his dream of becoming a respected and notable Arabian horse trainer and showman is coming to fruition. At 18 years old, Jonathan is planning to attend the 2013 U.S. Nationals and compete in the AEPA $100,000 Futurity with the four-year-old stallion Code Blue BF (Afire Bey V x Rahelle, by El Ghazi). Leigh offers, “Jonathan chose to show in the futurity on this young stallion he broke to ride and has

Jonathan Meyer and his family.

been training with the help of his dad, Johnny Ryan and Gabe DeSoto. He’s realistic about how they will place, or not place, since he, nor the horse are known; however, he has earned the right to go and do his best nonetheless.” Leigh hopes Jonathan’s story is one in which many may find inspiration in this young man leading up to his first trip to “the big show.” “I can see his story drawing in other young riders who will, in turn, pursue a life including Arabian horses. He’s not rich and doesn’t have the clothes and tack, but he has what many of us had when we started out—passion and the love of the horse.”

the homestretCh to U.s. natIonals

Jonathan is an up-and-coming trainer, a young man whose days are spent in the saddle and whose dreams live in the show ring, and his mom and dad promise to do all they can to help him ensure his future as a bright and talented Arabian horse trainer.

And so, when U.S. Nationals rolls around, get to know Jonathan and watch him at work. Witness his dream when you see Code Blue BF come into Ford Truck Arena with Jonathan on his back, and let out a big holler for the future of the Arabian industry in this pair. n

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A Leg Up

Tips For Bandaging Foot Injuries by Heather Smith Thomas Paul Goodness, senior member of a group farriery practice (Forging Ahead) based in Round Hill, Virginia, says he sometimes applies a bandage for lacerations or abscesses. “Here in our shop we mainly do two types of foot bandages. One is what we call a walking soak. This is a wet bandage the horse can wear in the stall or even turned out and continue soaking the foot. The other is a dry bandage we might put on a cut or a case of thrush or something else that just needs to be kept clean,” he says. WET BANDAGE. When dealing with an abscess or any kind of hoof infection or deep thrush, puncture wound, etc. it’s helpful to soak the foot. “For this we use a walking soak. We cut a piece of foam like the material that goes under a carpet. This foam is 1/2 to 1 inch thick. This gives a bit of cushioning and can hold medication. We cut this to the shape of the foot and then use an IV bag (very thick, durable, pliable plastic) and put the foot into that,” he explains. The IV bags come in two sizes—3,000 and 5,000 milliliters. “Most horses’ feet fit very nicely into the smaller size. We put the foam under the foot, and the foot into the bag, and then we use something like CoFlex which is similar to the Vet-Rap elastic bandage, and wrap the bag snugly against the hoof,” he says. “We then go over the top of that with Elasticon or some other type of stretchable bandage material so it’s a nice snug fit around the hoof. Then we trim the bag (with scissors) to about the level of the hairline so it’s low profile. Depending on the shape of the foot (if it’s straight up and down), sometimes we’ll end it a little above the hairline so it will stay on. But on the flat flaring feet, we can end it below the hairline because the shape/angle of the hoof wall keeps it from coming off,” says Goodness. “If the horse will be turned out, we do one more layer over the outside of all this, with several thicknesses of duct tape, to make it more durable. The bag itself is pretty tough, but the duct tape just helps protect it,” he says. “Then we mix up a medication to put in the bag for the soaking. Our favorite antiseptic is Podi-Chlo, a chlorine dioxide soaking solution. We pour that into the little boot we just created and the spongy material under the hoof absorbs 242A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

it. Because the wrap is fairly snug to the foot, this soaking solution remains active for up to 24 hours. So the horse can be turned out and can move around normally.” This help aids blood circulation, which is necessary for good healing. The horse can walk around in his paddock or pasture, graze, and keep the blood circulating properly in the feet. “We don’t advise leaving this boot/bandage on for more than 24 hours, but often they will be ok longer than that. If a retired horse is out in a pasture or paddock and the bandage boot stays on longer, you can replenish the soaking solution once a day— flush it with fresh solution,” he says. “This is our favorite way to soak a foot and we’ve been doing it for years. It’s simple and works great,” says Goodness. Used IV bags are readily available from your veterinarian. They are durable and last a long time. “We often reuse them, from animal to animal. We’ve used commercial soaking boots and they are handy. But they are also large and awkward. Since we have access to IV bags and use just a little tape, we don’t have to charge the client anything for these,” he says. DRY WRAP. “For a dry bandage we do something similar, just minus the IV bag. We put a layer of foam under the foot, and then use some Vet-Rap, CoFlex or Elasticon so it’s sturdy and snug. Usually with a dry wrap we want to keep it breathable, so we don’t use much duct tape—just more layers of Elasticon. This is more porous so the air can flow through,” he says. This bandage has the same low profile and stays on the foot very well. “With the dry wrap, when we need to change it, we use scissors to slice down between the bulbs of the heel and the bandage pops off. Then you can change your dressing or whatever you are doing for treatment, and then just pop it back onto the foot again. One more wrap of tape around the back, and it’s good to go again. You don’t have to redo the whole creation every time,” he explains. This saves time, and material. “After you’ve done this once or twice, the little boot conforms to the shape of the foot very nicely, and fits better each time you change it,” says Goodness. n


Calendar Of Events

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SeminarS/CliniCS/SaleS/ Open HOuSe/awardS

October 5-6, 2013, Cal Poly 75th Anniversary Celebration/Reunion, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, Pamona, California. Contact Kelly Pina, 909-869-4988. November 9, 2013, Eleanor’s Arabians’ Open Barn and Clinic, Rogers, Minnesota. Contact: Eleanor Hamilton, 763-767-1381. November 13-16, 2013, AHA Convention, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact AHA, 303-696-4500.

RegiOnal CHampiOnSHipS November 16, 2013, Region 12 100-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403.

ShOws OctOber October 5-6, 2013, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Ema, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 13, 2013, NC State Fair Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Barbara Woodlief, 919-839-4701. October 19-20, 2013, PMHA Annual Morab Championships, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. October 25-27, 2013, Heritage Arabian Classic II A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216.

NOvember

November 1-3, 2013, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. November 7-10, 2013, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 8-10, 2013, American Cup Championship A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. November 15-17, 2013, Music City Arab Show, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. November 27-30, 2013, AHAF 44th Annual Thanksgiving Show, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. December December 5-8, 2013, Saguaro Classic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. December 6-8, 2013, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

enduranCe/ COmpetitive trail ride

October 5, 2013, Red Rock Rumble 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. October 12, 2013, Oak Leaf Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Hamilton, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 19-20, 2013, High Desert Classic II and III 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Fort Churchill, Nevada. Contact: Suzanne Ford Huff, 775-783-9608. October 24, 2013, AHA 50- and 100-Mile Open Endurance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 24, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Limited Distance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 24, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233.

October 26, 2013, AHA 50-Mile Open Endurance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 26, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Limited Distance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 26, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 27-28, 2013, AHA 35-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 27-28, 2013, AHA 70-Mile Open 2-Day Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. November 15-16, 2013, Blackwater Boogie 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. November 16, 2013, Lead, Follow, Or Get Out Of My Way 30-, 50, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Fountain Hills, Arizona. Contact: Lancette Koerner, 480-655-9434.

NatiONals eveNts

October 18-26, 2013, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

NatiONals eveNts

November 13-17, 2013, Brazilian Nationals. *Go to ‘www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho.org for international shows and information.

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ABCentre At Rancho Sonado ..........................................................200A-203A Abel Family, The ................................................................................ 60-64MW Acevedo, Suzanne ....................................................................................... 19AA Aguirre, Kelli .......................................................................100A, 101A, 236AA AHT Marketing............................................................................................23A AHT Subscriptions ............................................... 244A, 250A, 286AA, 292AA AHT, Inc. ....................................................................................................170A Al Saqran Stud ................................................................................... 46-49MW Al Shaqab ......................................40-45MW, 50MW, 51MW, 68MW, 69MW Aljassimya Farm ..............................................................................................7A Alvey Performance Horses ....................................................................... 176AA Ames Reining Horses ........................................................................ 2AA, 3AA Ames, Dick ...............................................................................................82MW Anderson, Jamal & Jennifer ....................................................................... 26AA Anderson, Jessica .........................................................................................111A Arabian Horse Global ...................................................................................22A Arabian Soul Partners, Ltd................................................................... 17A-21A Arabians International.......................................................................... 17A-21A Argent Farms LLC .....................................................................FCA, 26A-63A

Fazenda Floresta ........................................................................ 54MW, 55MW Fleming, Maudi ...........................................................................231AA-234AA Flemings Steakhouse .....................................................................................83A Foster, Dr. Lori ............................................................................................131A Four Moore Ranch ............................................................................... 30A, 31A Frahm, Jeff ................................................................................................86MW Franklin, Diane............................................................................146AA-149AA Hansen, Tom & Leola.............................................................................. 152AA Freeland Farms LLC ...................................................................... 10AA, 11AA Frierson Atkinson.......................................................................... 244A, 286AA

B Barber, Leon & Debra.............................................................................. 252AA Beloveds Farm .................................................................................. 258A, 259A Black, Jeanne ............................................................................................ 142AA Blevins, Jim............................................................................................... 143AA Boggs, David & Terry Anne.......................................... 79MW, 82MW, 83MW Boisvert Farms, LLC ............................................................................ 76A-79A Brookhill Arabians ...................................................................................85MW Brower, Aimee ...................................................................................197A-199A Butler, Kim ............................................................................................... 143AA

C Charles Amato Equine Interests LLC ............................................. 152A, 153A Chestnuthill Arabians ......................................................................274A-IBCA Colonial Wood Training Center .................................................225AA-243AA Cook, Barbie................................................................................................156A Cooper, Colleen Boylan...............................................................168AA-172AA Copeland, Susan ....................................................................................... 253AA Craig, Teresa ............................................................................................. 139AA Crescent Creek Farms ......................................206AA, 207AA, 231AA-235AA Criadero Medrano ............................................................................ 138A, 139A Cynimar Farms......................................................................................... 210AA

D Day, Sharon .................................................................................... 14AA, 15AA Delsan Arabians, LLC ..................................................................... 194A, 195A Dolorosa Arabians .........................................................................................57A Downing, Stephanie ................................................................................. 237AA Dreymbay Farm ....................................................................................... 137AA DST Arabians ...............................................................................................55A

E East Manor Arabians ....................................................................... 192A, 193A Equine Online Mall ......................................................................................82A 248A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

G GallĂşn Farms........................................................................................ 12A, 13A Garlands Ltd .....................................................................................191A-201A Garvis, Leslie...............................................................................................130A Gedeon, Nola ........................................................................................... 138AA Gemini Acres Equine........................................................................... 64A-75A Goodrow, Richard & Justine ....................................................................87MW Grand Arabian Farm ................................................................................74MW Graystone Farm.......................................................................... 202AA, 203AA Gunabalan, Joanne ............................................................................... 32A, 33A

H HA Toskcan Sun LLC .............................................................. 294AA, IBCAA Halbrook Arabians ........................................................ 66MW, 67MW, 91MW Haras La Catalina ...................................................................... 73MW, 90MW Haras Las Palmares .................................... 36-39MW, 52MW, 53MW, 93MW Haras Mayed .............................................................................34-36AA, 1MW Harris, Pam ................................................................................... 134A, 175AA Hat Lady, The ............................................................................... 245A, 287AA Haug, Deb & Eric .......................................................................153AA-157AA Heartland Arabians .................................................................................... 18AA Hegg, Mrs. Mickey........................................................................ 245A, 287AA Hennessey Arabians ......................................................................... 140A, 141A Hicks, Frank & Julie Wall ...........................................................................269A Honeysuckle Farm Arabians, LLC .................................................. 252A, 253A Hruban, Amelia ...........................................................................................266A

I I Ask LLC........................................................................................ 112A, 113A Iversen, Chloe ..............................................................................................133A

J Jackson, Karlton ............................................................................................99A Janecki, Robert ............................................................................................267A Janow Podlaski ................................................................................... 32-35MW JT Keller Performance Horses ....................................................239AA, BCAA

K Keeler, Joan ............................................................................................... 253AA KGBTX Communications .....................................................163A, 166A-168A Kiesner Training ..................................................................................98A-115A King, Jacquelyn ................................................................................. 182A, 183A Knoop Family, The ................................................................................... 211AA Krichke Training Center ......................................................FCAA, 7AA-22AA Krusenstjerna, Jay & Barbara .............................................. 34A, 35A, 49A-51A


L L&B Farms .......................................................................................176A-181A Larson, Claire & Margaret.................................................FCA, 36A-39A, 54A Limitless Arabians................................................................................ 58A, 59A Live Oak Arabians ..................................................................... 140AA, 141AA Lone Tree Farm............................................................................... FCAA, 9AA Lowe Show Horse Center.................................................................204A-211A Lynch, Dan................................................................................................. 21AA

M M.A. Farm LLC ............................................................................ 28AA, 29AA Manfield, Michael & Robin ........................................................256AA-259AA Marhaabah Legacy Group, The ........................................................... 42A, 43A Marino Arabians ..............................................56MW, 57MW, 65MW, 88MW Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ........................................................... 245A, 287AA Masterpiece Arabian Partners, Inc. ...................................................... 12A, 13A Matthews, Marikate ....................................................................................263A McArthur, Wayne & Donna .................................................................... 158AA McNeely, Walter & Shirley ........................................................ 173AA, 174AA Mendel, Duke & Renae ................................................................................48A Metzger, Laura & Gil .............................................................................. 240AA Michalow Stud ........................................................................... 58MW, 59MW Midwest........................ 9A, 33-36AA, 1-96 MW(37-132AA), 133AA, 134AA Misheks Arabians ....................................................................... 89MW, 94MW Mittenthal, John & Judy ............................................................................ 27AA Monette, Linda & Michael .........................................................................162A Monteleone Partnership, The ................................................................... 254AA Morgan, Bruce..............................................................................................8AA Morning Sun Arabians......................................................................... 40A, 41A Munroe, Kimberly .................................................................................... 212AA Musso, Linda & Vince ..................................................................... 256A, 257A

N Nelson, Cheryl.......................................................................................... 260AA Newman, Jerry .............................................................................................158A

O Oak Haven Arabians .............................................................. 171A-183A, BCA Oak Haven South Arabians LLC .......................................172A-175A, 241AA Oak Ridge Arabians ........ 28-31MW, 58MW, 59MW, 65MW, 72MW, 75MW Owings, Meg ...............................................................................................160A

P P & S Enterprises ......................................................................... 244A, 286AA Padgham, Barri ................................................................................................4A Pay-Jay Arabians ........................................................................... 245A, 287AA Pest, David & Angel ................................................................................ 142AA Phelan, Tricia & Olivia .................................................................... 102A, 103A Polcsan, Kathy & Steve ...............................................................................196A Polo Grill.......................................................................................................85A Porter, Mike & Robin .............................................................................. 235AA Powell Training Center ...............................................................249AA-266AA

Q Quarryhill Farm Arabians............................................................. 244A, 286AA

R R. Kirk Landon Trust .............................................................254A, 255A, 261A R.O. Lervick Arabians ........................................... 23AA-27AA, 244A, 286AA Rae-Dawn Arabians ................................................................................. 2A-5A Ranch O Flynn ......................................................................128A, 129A, 132A Rancho Sonado .................................................................................200A-203A RBC Show Horses ......................................................................136AA-144AA Richardson, JoRae & Charles............................................................... 44A, 45A Rivero International ............................................................................ IFCA, 1A Rohara Arabians ...............................................................................251A-IBCA Rohn, Cameron & Shannon .......................................................................161A

Ross, David Zouch ........................................................................................56A Royal Arabians ..................................................................................... 28A, 29A Royal Jaafar Stud .........................................................................................271A Russka Farms LLC .................................................................................. 238AA

S Sandhu, Dr. Balpal ...................................................................................92MW Sepulveda, Cheryl ..................................................................................... 262AA Seventh Star Arabians .............................................................................. 177AA Rooker Training Stable ...............................................................199AA-213AA Shada, Inc. ............................................................................................ 80A, 81A Shafer Arabians .............................................................................. 30AA, 31AA Shamrock Farms LLC .............................62A, 154A, 155A, 157A, 164A, 165A Shannon, Nancy ....................................................................................... 264AA Shea Stables................................................................................... 245A, 287AA Showtime Training Center ..........................................................167AA-177AA Shuster Arabians ........................................................................ 200AA, 201AA Siemon Stables ................................................................................30AA-32AA Simply Spots Arabians ...........................................................260A, 262A, 270A Sloan, Jeff & Andrea .......................................................................... 32-35MW Smith, Ken & Debbie .................................................................... 24AA, 25AA Smoky Mountain Park Arabians .......................................................... 10A, 11A Southwest Farm Services............................................................... 244A, 286AA Stachowski Farm, Inc. ................................................................293AA-IBCAA Starline Arabians LLC ................................................ 104A-110A, 114A, 115A Stone Ridge Arabians............................................. 9A, 70MW, 71MW, 78MW Stonecreek Ranch ................................................................................. 46A, 47A Strawberry Banks Farm ........................................................................ 14A, 15A Sycamore Farm, LLC ..................................................................................137A Szymanski, Jessie ............................................................................ 16AA, 17AA

T Ted Carson At Butler Farms Training Center ...............................IFCAA, 1AA The Brass Ring..................................................................................151A-169A Thirteen Oaks Arabians ............................................................................. 13AA Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano...........................................................................96A Timberidge Ranch ......................................................................226AA-230AA Tobin, Alyson ..............................................................................................265A Todd, Clare................................................................................. 255AA, 261AA Tyler, Elizabeth .......................................................................... 173AA, 174AA

U Utica Square ..................................................................................................84A

V Van Dyke, Les & Diane ............................................................. 76MW, 77MW Vasconcelos Family, The ............................................................. 80MW, 81MW Vicki Humphrey Training Center .....................................................127A-135A Villa Del Cavallo ..........................................................................................6AA Voyt, Deborah & Scott............................................................................. 208AA

W Weegens, Todd & Glena ..........................................................................84MW Weichmann, Anne, Robert & Rosanne ................................................ 60A, 61A Whelihan Arabian Farms ............................................................145AA-158AA Whispering Pines Estate .................................................................. 238A, 239A Whitaker, Richard & Gail........................................................................ 239AA Whiterock Ranch LLC .............................................................................. 12AA Whittecar, Brian & Paige ............................................................................159A Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc..................................................... 245A, 287AA Wilson Training Center ....................................................................136A-141A

Y Yochum, John & Sheryl...................................................................................5A

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Congratulations

To the new owners of a very unique group of horses

JR Challenger: Jordan Poore Voodoo Child: Barabara Musselle Rohara Marca Bella: Don Copeland Epyck: Dr. Enaya Rohara Gemini: Laura Koch Rohara Fashionista: Braden Davidson Rohara Via Donna: Patricia Dempsey Beloved’s Farm Rohara Marcalyssa: Patricia Dempsey Beloved’s Farm 2013 Filly Ajman Moniscione x Rohara Amage: Dr. Enaya 2013 Filly *Pogram x Rohara Via Donna: John Blincoe Mystery E: Stonewall Farm Magnums Angel JD: Patricia Dempsey Beloved’s Farm Mister Magnum: Rich and Linda Sadala, Honesuckle Farm Justicia: Royal Jaafar Stud Rohara Martina: Royal Jaafar Stud Rohara Mister Siagon: Cathy McBride Rohara Perigee: Joan Bauer Rose of Ajman APA: Pam Donnaley Tshampagne Night: Marcy Seigler *partial listings Rohara Arabians P.O. Box 110 - Orange Lake, FL 32681 (352) 266-6445 www.rohara.com 272A | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes


Uniqueness... Acquistions of the

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Rough Justice | Magnums Mai Tai by Magnum Psyche

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Thank You

For the overwhelming amount of support from all the breeders, trainers and friends in choosing ABD Justinian. Brandy Phillips - New Vision Farm Connie Panik* Cynthia Kemnitz - Sapphire Arabians Dr. Corie England Dr. Graham and Sandra Powell - Melody Oak Arabians* Don & Connie Copeland* Doug & Vicki Niles - Arabians By Design* Erin Nass - Dolce Cavallo Arabians* Gary & Tracy Webster - Webster Arabians* Heather Holt Jayne Howell - Howell Arabians Josephine Graci - Graci Arabians Julie Bryant - Sea Breeze Arabians Karen McMurtrie - Hawks Flight Farm* Kevin & Suzanne Winch - Aurora Arabians* Kim Miller Kristie Waters - KM Stables Linda Robinson Lois Butz - Lo-Lynn Arabians Lou & Vicky Doyle - Quail Ridge Arabians Mark & Jennifer Wilson - Zenith Farms* Mary Skittano - Royal Ranch Mike and Libby Mitchell - Fox Hollow Arabians Michelle Pape Michael Sonatag & Bryce Van Dyke Randy & Diane Alexander* Roxann Hart - Rohara Arabians* Tiffany Lewis Tom & Stevie Mathies - Whitmojo Arabians Tony Bergren* Shelly Hjelm - MaRoSh Arabians

*Denotes Multiple Breedings. ABD Justinian’s book has been closed at 30 breedings per year. Conformation unaltered in all photos

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September 2013 Volume A

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