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ChriShan Park by Mary Kirkman

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Amateur Spotlight: Emily Shippee

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Rescue At Sea—How William The Wonder Horse Attracted Worldwide Attention and Highlighted Arabian Stamina by Mary Kirkman

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Arabian Halter: The Evolution, Finding Our Roots, And Moving Forward by Kara Larson

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So You Want To Show In Amateur Halter—Tips For Success by Joe Alberti

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Leaders Of The Times—Maasai PVF by Christa Beeler

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A Tribute To The Fathers Of The Arabian Horse Industry

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In Memoriam: Jane Bailes Garrison by Linda White

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2012 Youth Nationals —A Preview by Kara Larson

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2012 Youth National Judges—Their View From Center Ring by Kara Larson

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2012 Youth Clips

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She Be Adiva KBS (2004-2012) by Linda White

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Faces & Places

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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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Comments From The Editor

Arabian Horse Times has lost a dear friend and colleague, and I know many of you did too, when Mike Villaseñor died. During the 13 years that Mike and I worked together, I came to like him very much, and I learned to have a lot of respect for him. That has never gone away, and I imagine that anyone who knew him at all well might say the same thing. Mike was memorable in many ways, but for me, what will remain in my mind (besides his inexhaustible knowledge of the Arabian horse) was his sense of fair play. He wasn’t shy about saying where it came from; the greatest influence in his life was his father. In a 2004 staff profile, we quoted him: “My dad would rather give away a horse than cheat somebody on it. I learned everything I know about business—I learned everything I know about life—from him, and he said that morality is not only the right thing to do. At the end of the day, it’s good business too.” I liked not only that he held on to his sense of right, but that he wasn’t afraid to say how much his dad meant to him. Mike lived life intensely, and even though he was a private individual, it was not hard to see that he cared deeply about people and horses and life, and that is part of what drew so many to him. Mike will be deeply missed.

 

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Chris Wilson

by Mary Kirkman

Friday, October 28, 2011. You could feel Emily Shippee’s smile all the way across the ring; her mare was letter-perfect. Applause rose around them, as the tri-color and the rose garland’s red ribbons unfurled in the breeze of CSP Gisele’s victory pass. Head high, ears up, the pretty chestnut moved with an easy elegance, her action elevated and exciting but silky-smooth, the picture of country English pleasure today. The pair had just won the U.S. National Championship in that division’s Maturity competition.

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“CSP Gisele is a complete representative of what we are,” observes Chris Wilson of ChriShan Park, the full-service Arabian operation he and his brother, Shan, run in Springfield, Mo. Shan trains the mare, who was bred by Chris and sold first as a 2-year-old, and then again the following year to Emily Shippee, a client for more than 15 years. Gisele is by Mamage, Shan’s first national champion, and out of MHR Martinna, a full sister to MHR Marteen, Chris’ first open purebred national champion. That’s the object, Chris adds—to breed, sell (or buy, as the case may be), train, win and make happy customers. CSP Gisele is one of many from the ChriShan Park breeding and training program, with and without the identifying initials, who have found their way to the winners’ circle.

The ChriShan Park Story A lot has happened since Chris and Shan Wilson first arrived at a farm called Pine Crest, not far from where they lived, in the 1970s. They were just kids then, boys with an obvious talent for working with horses, but no formal technique; while they had ridden their grandfather’s Missouri Fox Trotters, they were especially proficient as the harum-scarum partners of a pair of ponies. The farm was a Saddlebred establishment, so their riding instruction was in saddle seat, and surprisingly, it was a natural fit. The challenge of the stylish, leg-waving English trot was right up their alley, and it has remained their focus ever since, in careers that propelled them to the forefront of the Arabian industry’s English performance division.

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The Wilson brothers started young, their earliest training clients arriving when the boys were still in high school. Chris earned his first national top ten in 1982, with the native costume horse NM Raramus, and Shan his first in 1992, with the Half-Arabian English mare, Dancing Slippers. They maintained a training barn while they attended college, each having the foresight to earn a business degree, but their priority remained the show ring. Over the years, their lives would take separate paths (Shan remained at the family’s home base in Missouri, while Chris sought experience elsewhere), but they paralleled each other in their rise to national recognition. By the mid-1990s, both were knocking down U.S. National

Championships in English Pleasure, both purebred and Half-Arabian. More important than the titles, however, were the horses who were winning them. Shan hit first in 1995 with Mamage, who in a 14-year career would rack up nine national championships, six reserves and 16 top tens in English pleasure, park and driving (junior horse, open, amateur and junior exhibitor competition). In 1996, Chris answered with Minni Moons Star, U.S. National Champion in Half-Arabian English Pleasure, a gelding who eventually accounted for four national championships, five reserves and 10 top tens in the English and park divisions. See a trend here?

The year 1997 saw the start of the HalfArabian Second Editions Debut’s career with Shan—an incredible run of 18 national championships, four reserves and six top tens. And in 1998, Chris nailed the U.S. National Championship in English Pleasure with MHR Marteen, who by the time he retired had a record of eight national championships, one reserve and four top tens. Those were only a few of the headliners who made the brothers’ names in the 1990s. Many others in their barns wore roses as well, and there were champions yet to come. While working at Cedar Ridge, in Jordan, Minn., Chris would choose a 3-year-old named Starr Llight for

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young rider named Leah Beth Boyd and direct the mare to her first nine national championships and reserves. Then there was Toi Jabaska, selected after she had finished top ten in the English Futurity; under his guidance, she won the first four of her amazing 10 national championships, a record that ended only because she was retired to the Cedar Ridge’s acclaimed broodmare band. It was no surprise that Chris was named APAHA Male English Trainer of the Year, and Shan was nominated for the award, as well as for Horseman of the Year.

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Successful as they were, however, there was one last step to come. The brothers had started out training together—had even inaugurated ChriShan Park at the old Pine Crest facility, which Shan purchased in 1990. But then Chris had gone on the road, training for five years with Lyric Laughlin at Ridgemont, in Des Moines, and then moving on for another five at Cedar Ridge. In 2003, he had opened his own facility, a second ChriShan Park location, in Kansas City. It was not until 2010 that the Wilson brothers came full circle when Chris moved home to Springfield.

On the surface, it might appear that nothing fundamental has changed at ChriShan Park. Yes, there is a new barn, a new arena, another trainer and a longer roster of horses—but the real attraction of a Wilson operation remains the same: the high-class horses, the successful training, the honesty and open communication are still in place. With both Chris and Shan in one location, however, their years of complementary experience have lent a new depth to their program, both in the training barn and the breeding operation. The net result is an Arabian operation that is at the same time familiar and alight with new potential.


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Left to right: CSP Viva La Vida, 2003 Youth National success, and CSP Grand Caymon.

Today’s Breeding Program Although Chris and Shan Wilson have been best known for their show ring performance, their interest in breeding is not new; Shan, especially, bred horses during Mamage’s residence at the farm. He is now reinvigorating his program, while Chris fine-tunes the plans he set in motion a dozen years ago when he began collecting mares expressly to breed for English performance. “I guess it’s my breeder mentality, but I like to create and develop great mares,” says Chris. That was part of his affinity for Toi Jabaska, he reflects. He believed not only in her ring ability, but also in the role she could play in the Cedar Ridge breeding program (an assessment that has been borne out in the mare’s progeny). MHR Martinna, dam of CSP Gisele, is a seven-eighths sibling to MHR Nobility and a particular favorite. Now 21, she is one of his foundation broodmares. He loves developing good mares, he says simply. They deserve the attention and the chance to reach their potential. As a result, the farm has been home to many great mares over the years, some of whom have responded by scoring not only in the show ring, but as top-class producers as well. Chris recalls two full sisters whose careers he launched: MD Aquarius and MD Pro-Aequus, both national champions before going on to more triumphs elsewhere; the farm now is home to two promising youngsters from MD Pro-Aequus. Years ago, Shan trained Barbarys Angel to several national honors, and today her daughter CSP Angelfire is the dam of a talented Mamage colt. Cover girl CSP Gisele already has produced a hot young filly by Vegaz, and will be bred back.

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And then there is Infinity CSP, a Mamage daughter Shan bred and trained to national honors; at ChriShan Park now is her A Temptation daughter, CSP Viva La Vida. Chris, observing Viva La Vida in training with his brother, likens her to Starr Llight at a similar stage in life. “I can’t wait to breed her to Vegaz and Caymon, and see what happens,” he smiles. “Successful breeding doesn’t happen in a year or two,” he says of the patience required for astute breeding. “For English, it may take five years. They’re conceived, foaled, trained as 2- or 3-year-olds, go into the ring as 4- and 5-year-olds—really, it’s about a seven-year cycle for one mare before you see if she will have good babies that have credibility in the show ring. And if you have to make adjustments, try different stallions, that adds another three or four years. Breeding is a long-term deal.”

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Mamage was ChriShan Park’s foundation stallion. Now, moving into phase two of their breeding program, the senior stallion is Kenneth and Susan Knipe’s Vegaz, a 9year-old son of Apollopalooza, from an MHR Nobility daughter. Developed and shown by Chris, he has twice been named a national champion in English pleasure (in the Futurity and as a junior horse), and in 2010 was the U.S. National Reserve Champion in open competition.

and he has a very trainable attitude. He’s the complete package, more than any stallion I’ve been exposed to, and I’ve trained a lot of different horses by a lot of different stallions.”

“I think he’s potentially one of the greatest stallions our breed has ever seen,” Chris says, “and I feel like he is also going to be an outstanding broodmare sire. His pedigree encompasses a lot of history, but in a very new way, and he is a horse physically designed for English pleasure. He’s short-backed and tight-coupled, he has the correct angle on his hind legs, and he’s got long front legs. He’s upright, has a soft-bending neck and a very open shoulder,

Also on the stallion roster is Chris’ DS Mick Jagger, by Matoi and out of JJ Sioux Hope. “Mick Jagger’s percentages are outstanding,” says Chris. “Out of only nine foals from his first two crops, he had a purebred go national champion as a 4year-old in both of those crops. He’s a gifted, special horse, tall and necky and long-legged.” DS Mick Jagger saw more action before the advent of Vegaz, but he acquitted himself so well that the Wilsons

The first Vegaz foals came into the ring last year, and netted a national reserve championship, two top tens in the English Futurity and two top tens in the Half-Arabian Country Futurity.


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are anticipating using him on Vegaz daughters when those fillies come of age. Another breeding option in the arsenal is Xanthuss, a 5-year-old son of Magnum Psyche, from Cedar Ridge’s gold standard broodmare Ames Mirage, who is a full sibling to two English national champions. Owned by Britomar Ltd., Xanthuss offers an extremely upright neck and impressive beauty, while still maintaining athletic ability through Ames Mirage’s sire, Brass, and her dam, an Afire Bey V daughter. With Shan, Xanthuss won the Scottsdale Signature English Pleasure Futurity as a 4-year-old, and is slated for country English pleasure junior competition this year. And finally, the farm offers the homebred CSP Grand Caymon, another horse who, like CSP Gisele, reflects ChriShan Park connections in his pedigree. He is by Mamage, and out of JJ Sioux Hope, whose damline is remarkably similar to that of Toi Jabaska. Just 4, he will welcome his first foals in 2013, and is expected to debut in national competition this year. Looking at the focus now in the ChriSan Park breeding program, Emily Shippee sees the key to its potential. “What we’ve seen from the breeding program are really

quality horses who are built to do their job,” she says. “What Chris and Shan see in Gisele is what they’ve been striving for, which is a pretty, quality, built-to-do-itsjob horse with a great mind and attitude too, which makes their job a whole lot easier.”

In The Training Barn “Chris and I each have our own styles,” Shan Wilson says, “but we pretty much get the same results.” He fields questions about technique patiently. “Usually I’m pretty quick to have them go around, take hold of the bridle, walk, trot and canter, and then I follow up with finessing and getting ears and so forth,” he says. “But it’s everchanging with every horse. There are some where it works better if you get their ears early in the game, get them paying attention to their job, and entertain them a little bit.” He smiles. In other words, one size doesn’t fit all. In evaluating a horse, what tells him that it is an English prospect? “More often than not, it’s if they have good hocks and a soft poll—if they’re high-headed, with a soft, flexible neck, and everything else is

good, if not extreme,” he replies. “If you don’t have one that can bridle really well and has some good locomotion from behind, it makes it a lot harder. But if you get a really good neck and a nice hind end, you can usually make at least a good country horse out of it, although these days, a country horse also has to trot quite a bit.” Like any other performance barn, ChriShan’s training involves not only horses, but people—amateur riders, many of whom have been with either Chris or Shan (or both) for years. Their approach, Emily Shippee relates, begins before a customer even climbs into a saddle— maybe even before a horse enters training for either open or amateur. “When someone brings a horse to CSP, they are very upfront and honest about whether the horse has potential,” she says. “If they think so, they do a great job in developing and training the horse while keeping the client up to date on what’s going on. Sometimes the horse may not be the right fit for what the client is looking to do, and if that’s the case, Shan and Chris are upfront about figuring out the next step.

Left page; Multi-National Champion Second Editions Debut with Shan Wilson, and Multi-National Champion Toi Jabaska with Chris Wilson. Above, left to right: Multi-National Champion Mamage and Shan Wilson, U.S. Nationals at the CSP Stalls and Multi-National Champion MHR Marteen.

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“They do a great job of fitting the horse to the rider,” she continues. “Once that is done, they are good teachers. They are very inclusive and open about the training process. They keep you informed, which is a great thing particularly when you’re not close. You don’t need to know every detail, but you can trust they have your best interest in mind.” “I think we’re pretty positive,” Shan says, and adds that part of working with amateurs is nurturing a new rider’s confidence. “You say ‘good’ probably five times before you start saying, ‘a little more of this, a little more of that.’ A lot of riders, as they get older and have shown with you longer, don’t need that, but for the younger ones and the beginners, who might not know they’re good at it yet, a lot of encouragement helps.” He considers what has changed about their program over the years, and concludes that probably the years of experience have yielded more attention to equine care and management. “As you get a little older, hopefully you get a little wiser,” he says. “You think more about how much you work them, how much

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time off you give them, their nutrition, and your farrier and vet care. It’s very important to get good at that, because as it gets more and more competitive, all those details play into whether or not you win a national championship. “It’s a challenge to get a really great horse turned out,” he says. “But once you’ve seen a really great one go around the ring, that’s what you want to do.”

The People Anyone who has spent much time in the English division of the Arabian horse industry can tick off a list of headline horses that have come out of ChriShan Park. Perhaps less noted is a roll call of people who have been associated with the Wilson family and gone on to make a mark in the industry. Leah Beth Boyd, winner of the 2011 U.S. National Championship in English Pleasure on CSP Miss Sitka

Starr Llight, comes to mind quickly; she started with Chris and Lyric Laughlin at Ridgemont, as did Alexis Scott, who now maintains a lesson program in Des Moines. Boyd remained with Chris for 15 years and was an assistant trainer at ChriShan Park before moving on to her current position at Cedar Ridge. Select Show Horses’ Kellie Wendling, a multinational champion whose students have won national honors, rode with Shan, and Elise Worman, who coaches nationallevel exhibitors at Liberty Meadows, started at ChriShan Park with instructor Libby Ferguson. And the list goes on. Emily Shippee points out that the client factor at ChriShan Park extends beyond the realm of potentially-professional. “They attract the kind of people that I like to have for friends,” she says. “I go out there for both the horses and the people.”


The Future? Keep raising the bar, say Chris and Shan Wilson. “Strive for excellence,” Chris says. “It sounds like a cliché, but we are breeding our future success.” There may be little tweaks they hope to introduce to the program: they would like to hire a hunter trainer, and they would like an expanded riding lesson program, with its own instructor (“I think lessons are critical for the industry as a whole,” Shan notes). But for the most part, they just want to further develop what they do best—breeding, training, and marketing national-caliber horses. And pairing each of their amateurs with horses that not only can take a rider to success at the highest levels of competition, but in the process, also allow them, in the words of Emily Shippee’s father Tom, to “just have fun with it.”

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Coming Up from the Breeding Program DS Mick Jagger x MD Nobilette [MHR Nobility] 2012 bay colt Vegaz x Mattatoska [Zodiac Matador] 2012 chestnut filly Vegaz x Mattatoska [Zodiac Matador] 2012 bay filly Vegaz x CSP Miss Sitika [Mamage] 2012 chestnut filly Vegaz x CSP Satisphi [DS Mick Jagger] 2012 bay filly CSP Adriana (Vegaz x CSP Gisele [Mamage]) 2011 chestnut mare CSP Halo (HS Justatemptation x CSP Angel [DS Mick Jagger]) 2011 bay colt CSP Johnny Depp (Vegaz x CSP Miss Sitika [Mamage]) 2011 chestnut gelding CSP Poker Face (Vegaz x Mats Fancy [Zodiac Matador]) 2011 grey colt CSP Crazy Vegaz (Vegaz x The Vintage Rose [Night Of Roses]) 2011 HA chestnut filly CSP Rock On (DS Mick Jagger x Santana’s Rare Essence [Sultan’s Santana]) 2011 HA bay gelding CSP Take Me Backstage (DS Mick Jagger x Worthy’s Take A Bow [Worthy Son]) 2011 HA bay gelding CSP Just Danze (Vegaz x Music Nthe Air [Afire Bey V]) 2010 chestnut gelding CSP Momentum (LLC Mobility x CSP Angel [DS Mick Jagger]) 2010 grey gelding CSP Whizkey Girl (Vegaz x Mats Fancy [Zodiac Matador]) 2010 grey mare CSP Start Me Up (DS Mick Jagger x Worthy’s Take A Bow [Worthy Son]) 2010 HA bay gelding Venuz (VCP Magnifire x SMS Forever Bay [MHR Nobility]) 2009 bay mare Foundation Broodmares JJ Sioux Hope (MC Sir Hope x M G Jabaska [GG Jabask]) 1993 bay Mats Fancy (Zodiac Matador x Flight-O-Fancy [Rezus]) 1990 grey Mattatoska (Zodiac Matador x Bint Mi Toska [Naborr]) 1992 grey MHR Martinna (Elimar x MHR Malaysia [Tryneg]) 1991 chestnut Music Nthe Air (Afire Bey V x Miss Wisdom [Wisdom]) 2000 bay Next Generation Broodmares CSP Angel (DS Mick Jagger x TR Bodacious Love [JM Bodacious Bey]) 2005 bay CSP Mamages Music (Mamage x Music Nthe Air [Afire Bey V]) 2007 chestnut CSP Miss Sitka (Mamage x TR Bodacious Love [JM Bodacious Bey]) 2007 chestnut CSP Satisphi (DS Mick Jagger x Quali-Phi [Phi Slama Jama]) 2006 bay MD Nobilette (MHR Nobility x MD Pro-Aequus [Aequus]) 2006 chestnut Venuz (VCP Magnifire x SMS Forever Bay [MHR Nobility]) 2009 bay

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How did you get started in Arabians? My mom had horses growing up and always liked the pretty Arabians. We found a small Arabian barn down the road from our home, where I first took riding lessons at the age of 6. I’ve been riding ever since. Aside from your parents, who has been the most influential individual(s) in your involvement with the Arabian horse? From my beginnings at Ridgemont Stables with Lyric Laughlin Phillips and Chris Wilson, to riding under Shan Wilson, I was given encouragement, support and knowledge. You can’t do it alone. Lyric and Chris gave me the strong foundation of learning the technical skills of riding, as well as learning the behavior of horses. It is really a team sport, and everyone contributes to the journey of showing horses competitively. What are your interests outside of horses? I’m a corporate tax accountant and CPA with PwC in Boston, so my free time is limited. Having horses in Missouri, I try to use my occasional free weekends to either get to the barn or make it to a show.

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How did you become associated with the Wilson family? Through Chris Wilson while at Ridgemont. He was a great teacher, very gentle and patient with beginners—kind, yet firm, in teaching us those basic skills of riding. I was inevitably introduced to Shan through a horse he was helping us with. I began riding with him and have also grown from his guidance. There are always challenges, successes and disappointments, but there is an attitude of “okay, we have things to work on, but it’s not the end of the world; it’s the nature of showing.” Chris and Shan also emphasize being gracious and using good sportsmanship in and out of the show ring. The clientele the Wilson family attracts are people that I enjoy being around, and I have many lifelong friends from showing. Chrishan Park is like a second family to me. What piece of advice would you give to the 10-year-old version of yourself? In the words of my dad before every class: “Just have fun with it!” What is the best part of showing for you? Entering the horse show bubble and leaving reality behind!

How did starting in a lesson program prepare you to be the amateur you are today? Lyric’s lesson program fostered many riders to show because of her encouragement, as well as Chris’ training of the show horses in the same barn. It was easy for lesson riders to keep their goals in sight. That was a great combination that made it easy for riders to progress into competitive showing. Aside from the technical skills and learning how to “read” the horse as a rider, we learned everything from the ground up. We got our horses ready by ourselves and rode various horses for the lessons. This taught us that all horses aren’t the same, and you have to adjust to each one. We attended local Arabian fun shows where “fun” was the emphasis. We regularly had group lessons, so each rider wasn’t always under the microscope of Lyric or Chris, which allowed the rider the chance to independently figure out the solution to a problem. Lessons were always conducted with the utmost respect for each rider’s level and abilities. They were lessons to build confidence and skills. What are you most excited about this show season? I have some younger horses coming up this show season. It will be exciting to learn about the strengths and areas of work needed for each horse. I’m also excited to show CSP Gisele again, as she continues to mature. She certainly made for a thrilling year last year! Success for me is seeing my horses do better and better and, hopefully, becoming top competitors.


PV Animotion - 1999

Second Millennium - 2008

What have you learned from riding and showing that has helped you in other areas of your life? In particular, flexibility and adaptability. There are so many variables that demand adjustments in both life and showing horses competitively. In showing horses, your horse may be different when you enter the arena, the weather may not be optimal, and an errant horse may swerve in your path to suddenly alter the circumstances in the ring. Then there are changes within ourselves—whether being tired or on your game! All of these elements and more are obstacles that must be dealt with in a quiet, calm manner. We are routinely forced to make re-adjustments throughout the class as change occurs. Dealing with change in real life is a daily part of living, and adapting to change makes for success in both business and private life.

Special thanks and appreciation to:

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From the very beginning, my parents have been my biggest supporters. My mom has ridden all her life, though didn’t start showing until a few years before I started. She has always served as a role model for presence and grace in the arena. My dad, who certainly would not have been considered a “horse guy” at the beginning, has always been 100 percent supportive of my showing. In fact, now he actually enjoys going to horse shows, hearing about the young prospects, and watching my classes. He has even developed a pretty good eye, much to Mom’s and my surprise! My parents have also been instrumental in helping me juggle work and showing in these last few years. Without their support, I would not be able to live halfway across the country from my horses and still manage to make showing possible. In addition to my parents, I would like to give a special thank you to Shan for always being open, honest, and upfront with me. Regardless of the issue, I trust Shan’s advice and know that he has my best interests in mind.

CSP Luck B ALady - 2010

CSP Gisele - 2011

Kryszendo and Leah Beth Boyd with Sufis High Command-1997

CSP James Bond - 2006 Hess

IMA CP Star - 2005

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2013 Iowa Gold Star Auction Filly

2013 Iowa Gold Star H/A Auction Colt

2012 Iowa Gold Star Auction Yearling Filly

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Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage, by Brass Iowa Gold Star Nominated Sire Proudly owned by Britomar Ltd., Des Moines, IA For Breeding information contact Shan Wilson at 417.848.3943 For Foal/Sales information, contact Jessica Maldonado at 515.577.6388

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SF Rodeo Drive (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) in foal to Anza Padron (not pictured) EF Viva La Vegaz (Vegaz x Mattatoska) Look for this talented young mare in the ring with Chris Wilson in 2013. (not pictured)

A Temptation x Toi Jabaska 2004 grey mare pictured with EF Hallelujah Baska 2012 filly by Hey Hallelujah

LLC Mobility x Afires Love Song 2011 bay filly

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Vegaz x Tainted Luv • 2009 grey stallion Congratulations to Jim and Mary Martha Hagale on the purchase of this exceptional colt. We wish you great success with him.

SF Specs Shocwave x DA Trifinity 2007 bay gelding Congratulations to owner Mallory Pehrsson on her 2 Championships and 1 Reserve at the 2012 Region 12 Championships!

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2003 Black Stallion NV Beau Bey x EK Monarchs Jewell +++// by Gai Monarch Sweepstakes Nominated Sire For breeding information contact Shan Wilson at 417.848.3943 Proudly owned by Karen Van Anrooy, DVM and Jeff Heinzl 618-675-3792 www.shepherdhillsarabians.com

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Scottsdale Top Ten Country English Pleasure Open and AAOTR Champion Halter Stallion Open and AOTH


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Offering the embryo due in 2013 for your consideration.

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CSP salutes the confidence of Dr. Sarah Phillips, DVM in the cross of these exceptional individuals and knows the new owner will be thrilled with the outcome.

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CSP Martini (Mamage x Chimichanga [Bey Shah Zam]) 2003 grey mare. Country and breeding horse. Talk to Chris. EF Trific Shoc (SF Specs Shocwave x DA Trifinity [Triften]) 2008 bay gelding. Beautiful face, long neck, tons of motion. This is a special horse with a special pedigree. Talk to Chris.

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PUREBREDS

Fistful of Diamondz (Vegaz x MD Pro-Aequus [Aequus]) 2008 bay mare. English/park prospect. Talk to Chris. Magniloquent Bey (JA Magnificat x Sirah Bey [Hucklebey Berry]) 2002 chestnut gelding. Amateur kid-friendly saddle seat horse. 2010 Youth National Top Ten Country Pleasure Walk/Trot. Talk to Chris. Oscar De La Renta (DS Major Afire x CR Berry Brandy [Bayberrychask V]) 2006 bay gelding. Striking country pleasure horse! 2010 Scottsdale Signature Reserve Champion English Pleasure Futurity and 2011 Top Ten English Pleasure Maturity ATR. Talk to Shan. Sirenade Bey (JA Magnificat x Sirah Bey [Hucklebey Berry]) 2005 chestnut gelding. Hunter horse with four white socks. Talk to Chris. A Solo Temptation (A Temptation x Solo Silk AA [Solo Amigo]) 2004 HA/NSH grey gelding. Region 11 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure. NSHF Champion English Pleasure. Big-time amateur horse. Equitation. Talk to Chris. CF Coming Up Roses (Majesteit x French Seduction [Hucklebey Berry]) 2004 HA/Half DH chestnut mare. Big and beautiful. 2011 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type in both 4 & Over and 7 & Over divisions. This mare is a super smooth ride; should make a great equitation or country mount— debuted with Shan in the show ring this spring and it was great! CSP Luck B Alady (Mamage x Karalina) 2004 HA/Half DH chestnut mare. Fine-framed with extreme motion front and back. Gorgeous driving horse. 2011 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Park Open and Amateur. 2012 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Park. Talk to Shan.

CF Coming Up Roses

CSP Vincent Vega (Vegaz x Vanity’s Gal [Evans’ Captain Vanity]) 2008 HA chestnut gelding. Wearing full-bridle; very balanced and calm. Excellent amateur prospect. 2011 NSHF winner of 3-year-old class. 2011 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Futurity. Talk to Shan.

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HALF-ARABIANS

CSP Worthy Wager (Vegaz x Worthy’s Take A Bow [Worthy Son]) 2008 HA chestnut mare. Big motor with lots of motion and attitude. Outstanding English prospect—could be a park horse. Just went to her first horse show and was great! Talk to Chris. Good Ghazi LOA (El Ghazi x Love Me Tonight [Our Magic Memory]) 2000 HA bay mare. This super stylish mare has got game. Lots of fun to ride. She will be shown at Youth Nationals in UPHA and Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under. Talk to Shan. LA Orlanda (Apollopalooza x Winsdown Bethlehem Steel [Winsdown Hi Octane]) 2006 HA grey mare. Amateur ready and talented. English or country. Talk to Chris. Let It Ride CCF (Vegaz x Sweeter Than Chocolate [Attache’s Thunderbolt]) 2008 HA bay gelding. Very trainable, great attitude, lots of talent, wants to be a show horse—will be a great one. This is an outstanding opportunity! Talk to Chris. Royal Flush SKF (Vegaz x Hillcroft Princess Royal [Merchant Prince]) 2008 HA chestnut gelding. Very talented, lots of motion! Been shown and ready for an amateur. This is a good one. Talk to Chris. SA Anza On Fire (Anza Padron x SA Shes On Fire [Afire Bey V]) 2005 HA chestnut gelding. Beautiful, balanced country horse with tippy ears that are always up, and great hocks. Excellent amateur horse. Talk to Shan. JSN Magneto (Vegaz x Yolanda [Sultan’s Royalty]) 2010 HA chestnut gelding. Country or English. Talk to Chris. Michael Jordann (Mamage x The Gossip Writer [The Mystery Writer]) 2010 HA chestnut gelding. Very upright. Supercool! Talk to Shan. CSP Danze Tothe Music (Vegaz x Music Nthe Air [Afire Bey V]) 2009 PB chestnut gelding. Very balanced and very attractive. Arabian Country Futurity. Talk to Shan.

CSP Vincent Vega

PROSPECTS

CSP Good Luck Charm (Vegaz x Mats Fancy [Zodiac Matdor]) 2009 PB bay mare. English/park. Talk to Chris.

Good Ghazi LOA

CSP Luck BeA Lola (Vegaz x LBB Lola [A Temptation x Starr Llight]) 2009 PB chestnut mare. English. Talk to Chris. EF Viva La Vegaz (Vegaz x Mattatoska [Zodiac Matador]) 2009 PB grey mare. English. Talk to Chris. Viva Las Vegaz (Vegaz x Vivacious CW [JM Bodacious Bey]) 2009 PB chestnut mare. English. Talk to Chris. Vegaz Show Girl (Vegaz x La Pistola [Matoi]) 2009 PB bay mare. English. Talk to Chris. CSP Lucky Day (Vegaz x Halstead’s Winter Day) 2009 HA/Half-Hackney bay gelding. English. Talk to Chris. CSP Worth The Wait (Vegaz x Worthy’s Take A Bow [Worthy Son]) 2009 HA bay mare. Country.

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Faces & Places Lyd ay Fa r m s Open Hou se by linda White

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traigHt Egyptian brEEdErs gary and sandra FErnandEs wELcOmEd d fellow horsemen, breeders and guests to their Lyday Farms, in Honey Grove, Texas, for an educational Open House on May 12, 2012. Guest speakers Raymond Mazzei and Gene LaCroix addressed the Egyptian Arabian horse’s role in today’s market and in breeding programs worldwide. “Egyptian breeders have kept this gene pool’s exclusivity,” said Mazzei, who has observed the Egyptian influence worldwide for more than 40 years. “It is an irreplaceable source.”

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Mata Hari HY - 2002 grey mare (Lumiar Amadeus x Kursk HG) Bred to Fadi al Shaqab for 2013

Don Luciano SL - 2011 grey colt (Psyrasic x Mata Hari HY) Champion colt, Vilhemsborg, Denmark 2012


Amal-Chariklia (Insjallah’s Fayoum x Atlantis) In foal to: GR Marvel

ASE BrasĂ­lia Chariklia (Borsalino K x Amal-Chariklia)

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Magdalena Galaa - 2004 grey mare (WH Justice x Mareva) Champion mare, Liberty - Tulip Cup, Holland 2012 In foal to Hassan Ashiraf for 2012

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Manilah - 1999 grey mare (Radamess II x Marischka) Champion mare & Best in show St. Oedenrode 2007 In foal to GR Marvel (by Marwan al Shaqab) for 2013

Gioia by Royal SL - 2011 bay filly (Royal Colours x Magdalena Galaa) Reserve champion filly, Milan, Italy 2011


ASE Bisiriya Hlayyil - 2008 grey mare (Bishr x Manilah) In foal to Kahil al Shaqab (by Marwan al Shaqab) for 2013

Stig Ashirafa - 2010 grey filly (Amir Ashiraf x Evelyne Bey) Classwinner, Int. B-show Milan, Italy 2011

Dakaree - 2002 grey mare (Dakar el Jamaal x Ultimate Fancy) In foal to Fadi al Shaqab for 2013 via ET Congratulations to Al Shaqab Stud, Qatar with their purchase of this exotic mare!

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www.leo-arabians.com Jazzmeen - 2000 black stallion (Essteem x Jasmyne by Nyhl el Jamaal) Sire of champion offspring all around the globe

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ASE Bahía Chariklia SL - 2012 lly (RFI Farid x ASE Brasília Chariklia) ASE Faraaj - 2012 grey colt (RFI Farid x ASE Bisiriya Hlayyil)

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RESCUE AT SEA

How William The Wonder Horse Attracted Worldwide Attention And Highlighted Arabian Stamina by Mary Kirkman In mid-May, the Arabian horse breed hit the news with more force than at any time in recent memory. From the Santa Barbara News-Press to CNN to the London Daily Mail and points beyond, everyone was talking about the 7-year-old grey gelding they called William, The Wonder Horse. More than a month later, the media was still on the story; NBC was booked to shoot a segment on him during the Region 2 Championships at Santa Barbara. What happened to William was an accident. It shouldn’t have happened. But William rose to the challenge and, as the old saying goes, turned lemons into lemonade. In the process, he showed the world his heritage, offered new insight into the capabilities of Arabian horses, and provided fresh insight into the way horses react to circumstances.

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William—officially Air Of Temptation, owned by Jon Peters and his daughter, Kendyl— didn’t set out to be the special-interest story of May 15, 2012. He didn’t set out to be anything except a model at an April Visel photography clinic, held in an atmospheric ocean cove south of Santa Barbara. It was all in a day’s work, as this was Visel’s seventh “Artistry In Motion” workshop and Jim Lowe, a professional trainer for 35 years, had handled horses on the beach plenty of times. Seven horses were on hand for the photo shoot, scheduled for the golden hours before sunset—two Arabians and two Half-Arabians from Lowe Show Horse Center, and three Friesians. Lowe arrived around 5 p.m. with William, nine-time national champion Mamage, seven-time national champion Papa Rhazi and national champion Victim Of Love. With William first on the shoot schedule, he was the first to be groomed, saddled, and led to the beach. Lowe had a routine: let the horses get used to the sights and sounds of the ocean, and then walk the newcomers, like William, along the water’s edge, acclimating them to the waves gradually. In his experience, they usually came to enjoy the sensation of the tide within 20 minutes and many would start to play in the surf. No one would be forced; not only was that not on the agenda for his show horses, but also, it would not result in good photographs. Lowe rode William up and down the beach slowly, as the 10 photographers—all horse people themselves, one a veterinarian—snapped pictures. “He was a little nervous,” the trainer says, “but he’s good-minded. He thinks like a horse you want to have in training.” Then he got down and walked the gelding by hand, easing him gently into slightly deeper water, until William settled even more. By that time, Lowe’s boots were soaked, but he was feeling good about William’s level of confidence. And that’s when Nature threw a curve ball. “Sometimes the tide comes in faster than others, and that’s what happened this time,” Lowe recalls. “It came in really fast, right up to our knees, and that’s what startled him. As it did, a wave came in and hit us both.” In the confines of the cove, the sound of the breaking wave was magnified, which added to William’s confusion. He jumped and jumped again, pulling Lowe into the water and breaking the trainer’s hold on the reins. As fast as the water came in, it rushed back out, shifting the sands beneath William’s feet and likely treating him to the famous Pacific undertow. He bolted away, angling about 20 feet out into the water, swimming by this time, and heading south along the coast. Although a horseman’s expectation would be that William would return to his herd on the beach, no one waited for that to happen. Lowe and several others raced after William, some leaping into the surf in an effort to head him off. But the gelding swam past them, so Lowe stripped and plunged in, following a trajectory that would put him in William’s path before the end of the cove closed in. One of the Friesian horsemen threw a rope which landed accurately over the horse’s head, but it was washed off by a wave. The outcropping of rock was approaching rapidly, and William turned west, heading out to sea, before Lowe could reach him. They called for help. As the minutes ticked by, William disappeared in the distance, his head riding low in the water as the waves shifted around him. He looked like a seagull to those on the beach—when they could see him at all. “He was so far out from land that we couldn’t see him anymore,” says Lowe. “It was the most helpless feeling I’d ever experienced.” The request for aid was routed to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department; Capt. Jay Irwin, of Summerland, was in charge, while Capt. Scott McMahon, of Carpinteria, backed up the operation with divers. There is no directive that the department put people in the water to save a horse, McMahon says, but when the crews arrived, they found a dozen would-be rescuers in the ocean, looking for William. That changed the paradigm; divers Han Domini


and Johan Nilsson were dispatched on a jet ski with a large paddleboard attached, and a Harbor Patrol boat joined the search. The best anyone could tell them was that when last seen, William was headed for an offshore oil platform. It has since been debated why the horse, with his people and his herd on the beach, did not return to shore. While no one can say for sure except William, the most credible theories relate to the gelding’s vision and the sensation of the sea around him. Under normal conditions, horses have nearly 360-degree vision; in William’s situation, as he elevated his head to keep his nostrils dry, that range changed (not to mention that the waves rising around him also would inhibit his sight line). William probably saw only the sky, the water around him, and possibly the oil rig. Some have speculated that he was heading for that platform. Another contributing factor may have been that he felt more comfortable in open water, away from the whitecaps, foam and sound of the breakers. Whatever the reason, he did not turn back toward shore. Domini and Nilsson headed for the oil platform, which also put a boat in the water to search for the horse, but as the sun went down, no one had spotted William. The divers had just about decided that they were too far out—there was no way a horse could have swum that distance—when Nilsson spotted what looked like a bird about 100 yards away. As a last effort before heading back, they went to check it out, and found William, still resolutely on his course westward. When they approached, they noticed that William seemed to alter his direction, so they backed off and called for the Harbor Patrol boat, which also was starting back toward shore. “At that time, we had the realization that the horse might actually drown in front of us and there was nothing we could do,” Domini recalls. “We aren’t a big enough watercraft to go out and tie off, so we backed off and he seemed to slow down and relax a little bit.” Key to William’s rescue was state lifeguard Kevin Escalante, who was aboard the patrol boat and had grown up with horses. “He came up with a good game plan,” says Domini. “That was that horses like to travel in packs, so [William] would like people on the side of him, rather than in front of him or behind him.” Nilsson was transferred to the boat to assist Escalante, who used a stick with a hook to grab William’s halter and guide him to the side of the boat. “He still had the saddle on,” Domini says, “which was a huge benefit, because Johan put a rope underneath the saddle and cinched it, basically, to the side of the boat. That was his safety harness. Then Johan grabbed his head and kept it out of the water.” Buoys were attached to the saddle and life preservers slipped around William’s neck. With William loosely attached to the Harbor Patrol boat and the craft from the oil platform shining a powerful spotlight to illuminate the way, the little rescue party proceeded toward shore at about one knot an hour, a trip that took about an hour and 45 minutes. Approaching the breakers, the team became concerned about how William could be disconnected safely from the boat, so Escalante and Nilsson dropped onto paddleboards on either side of him. As the Harbor Patrol eased away, they guided the gelding safely to shore. “He knew what we were doing, trying to help him,” Domini notes, “and he kind of went with the flow.” When they located him, William was more than two and a half miles out to sea, and by the time he reclaimed dry land, he had traveled more than five miles. Amazingly, although he had been tired out in the open sea, when Lowe led him to the trailer for the trip to Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic, he tugged at the lead, pulling the trainer all the way.

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“He actually was in really good shape when he arrived at our facility,” reports Lisa Teske D.V.M., who oversaw William’s care at Alamo Pintado. “You could tell he was nervous and tired, but he was better than I expected him to be.” The two main fears, she says, were muscle fatigue and aspiration pneumonia. It was virtually certain that William had aspirated sea water during his ordeal, and because the ocean is not sterile, bacteria in his lungs could be a problem. An ultrasound on his arrival confirmed that he had inhaled water; the question was how much and how dangerous it would be. “When they inhale [bacteria] into the lower parts of the lungs, it can sit in there and cause a pretty significant pneumonia,” says Teske. “That can become life-threatening. It’s worse because it’s not just congestion of the lungs, but actual foreign matter. We immediately started him on prophylactic antibiotics and he did great. The good thing about William is that he was healthy and young and fit. “The crew that brought the horse in did an amazing job,” she adds. “They kept him quiet and brought him in really slowly, so they weren’t creating waves, keeping in mind that they didn’t want him inhaling the water any more than necessary.” By the next day, she could tell that William had recovered from whatever muscle fatigue he had suffered. He remained at the clinic longer as a precaution because pneumonia can take days to show up. Another critical factor, Teske says, was the prompt support he received. “He came here [directly] from the beach, so he was treated immediately after he got out of the ocean. If you wait three or four days and then realize your horse has a fever and is getting sick, then you’re trying to catch up on a bacteria that is already growing. That’s a key point: if this happens to anyone else, the quick treatment made a huge difference.” A month after William’s bid for an ocean-going career, his daily life had settled back to normal—but his new-found fame had not gone away. The Santa Barbara News-Press received so many telephone calls from people asking how he was that the Region 2 Championships invited the public to see him show on Saturday night, June 23, declaring it “William The Wonder Horse Night.” Jim Lowe has done “25 or 30 interviews” about the incident, and news organizations are still calling. Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District Captain McMahon notes that “the attention it’s getting is more than I’ve ever dealt with.” (The district will honor the rescue crew with special recognition soon.) And April Visel has gained valuable experience. “I have heard stories of Arabians swimming to sea, or in lakes, but have never had it happen to me in eight years of workshops and shooting for the Arabian business,” she says. “You can bet there will always be a boat or jet ski on hand from here on out! Horses often do strange things that we don’t understand, all we can hope is that we have anticipated all possibilities and prepare accordingly in the future. I’m so thankful for such a positive ending to this now internationally famous story.” As time passes, Lowe evaluates the lessons learned from William’s incident. “If I did it over again, I’d have a longer rope in case he got away from me,” the trainer notes. It was too close a call, and one which occurred despite the precautions and the number of horsemen standing by to prevent it. From the vantage point of William’s safety, he scans the amazing response to the Arabian gelding’s experience and sees a bigger picture. “Your horse is more than just your and my English pleasure horse right now,” he recently told Kendyl Peters, William’s 14-yearold owner. “He’s something special.” n

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Producing Arabian Type

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The Region 7 Championships by Kara Larson

When the Arabian community left WestWorld, in scottsdale, Ariz., last February, many took little notice of the planned reconstruction of the facility’s equidome; by the time they returned next year, it would be finished. but for those attending the region 7 Championships, April 26-29, 2012, the construction definitely was a factor, as it would require the entire show to be held in the outdoor Wendell Arena. That turned out not to be any problem, says Arizona trainer Chris Culbreth, who is in his first year as region 7 Director. “many of us were actually looking forward to showing outside, because Wendell is one of the most gorgeous arenas around,” he notes. “it has a oneof-a-kind atmosphere with the mountains in the background, and the horses really seem to relax out there. Having any horse show outside can be a challenge, but we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather. All the commercial exhibits were in one tent next to the food court and patron’s lounge, which allowed for this really neat sense of community in the middle of all the barns. As it turned out, we had many people say that they hope we stay outside!” Culbreth brought 23 horses to the show, a number he was proud to contribute to his own region, but the ambitious number also meant that he had less time to devote to the management of the show. However, with an experienced committee behind him, Culbreth considered this a nonissue. “We have an excellent commission chairman in bruce Johnson, who worked tirelessly, and also, his organizational skills are just incredible,” Culbreth says. “He and the rest of the commission know the history of things and worked diligently to make the region 7 show run smoothly and successfully.” in response to the arena switch and fresh atmosphere of the show, region 7 management decided to offer new championship prizes as well. “This year, we awarded Dale Chavez custom-made belt buckles to every regional champion, which went over really well,” he says. in addition to sound management and attractive prizes, region 7 offers another attraction, and that is its scottsdale location. “being on the AHA board of Directors, i get to see 12 •

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statistics, and we have a good population of Arabian enthusiasts in the Scottsdale area,” Culbreth says. “I think being the first region of the year is valuable to us, and that time of year, our weather is spectacular, plus Scottsdale is just a fun place to come. We have one of the nicest facilities in the country—there’s no doubt about it. And then it’s surrounded by good restaurants, good golf, lots of things to do, and I think that makes people like to come out to the show. “Because of these things, we have great community support at the show,” he continues. “We’re fortunate in that we have a non-equestrian community that is still very interested in what we do. Those stands at the horse show are filled, and they’re not all horse people. I believe that the outreach we create here helps the entire Arabian horse community.” In the horse show world, sometimes the key to success is accommodation. “We have a little challenge of being right after the World Cup Show in Las Vegas, Nev., because that ends right before our show,” Culbreth says. “So, this year, we pushed back some of the major halter classes to the last Saturday evening to give those guys time to come down. We made it an all halter evening, which was really pretty exciting. We had a big open bar and a lot of fun things, which makes it a unique experience for the halter guys.”

“We have a really neat plan in our region called the ‘lessons learned’ program,” he says. “We accumulate every note, every request, every question submitted to us, and we start our meetings by going over every one of those requests. Our policy has been that if somebody wants something and we can do it, we’ll do everything we can to make it happen.” Chris Culbreth, Region 7 Director.

Building on the idea of listening to the wants and needs of the people involved in the show, Culbreth reflects on Region 7’s goals of accommodation and adaptation. “We have a really neat plan in our region called the ‘lessons learned’ program,” he says. “We accumulate every note, every request, every question submitted to us, and we start our meetings by going over every one of those requests. Our policy has been that if somebody wants something and we can do it, we’ll do everything we can to make it happen. And this policy really helped us this year. It’s just a matter of listening to people, seeing what they need, and being realistic. We’ve found that if you work with people and listen to them, everybody has the same goal in mind—we all want to succeed and be the best community of horses and horsemen out there.” Volume 43, No. 1 |

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2012 Region 7 Championship Show Results April 24-29, 2012

~ scottsdale, Arizona.

Results provided by region 7 show Commission. Purebred Halter

(Psymadre x LA Khamee), H: Gary mcDonald, o: Cathy shibata.

mishaahsmadona), H: Terry Holmes, o: rhonda Thiel.

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Arabian 2-Year-Old Fillies Championship Champion: TATTIARA (Aria impresario x Katterli), H: steven D Heathcott, o: summer Hills Farm; Reserve: PASSIONATA LSR (marauderr x Gai schara), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: Arabian Park Arabians LLC; 3: GIOVANAA (marwan Al shaqab x Grace nJH), H: Troy White, o: eyad Abdullah mashat.

Arabian Geldings 2 Years & Over AAOTH Championship - Champion: ARIYA ENCORE (Aria impresario x Airiya), H: Katie J russell, o: russell Family Trust.

Arabian Stallions 2 Years & Over Championship - Champion: FREEDOM PA (magnum Chall HVP x bey Unforgettable), H: sandro Pinha, o: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: BACIANO (DA Valentino x nbW Angels Kiss), H: J D smith, o: J D smith; 3: PSYARGENT MAJOR PA (major Jamaal x Psyren FA), H: enrique Carranza, o: sandra stern. Arabian 2-Year-Old Colts Championship - Champion: FM TI SENTO (WH Justice x Psity of Angels), H: Troy White, o: mieke sans; Reserve: MAJD ALRABI (magnum Chall HVP x selket obsession), H: steven Heathcott, o: rabi Arabian Horses, inc.; 3: BALLANTINE (el nabila b x om el beladeena), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: eQ solutions & marketing LLC. Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: IDENTITY PA (magnum Chall HVP x miss Amerika), H: sandro Pinha, o: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: RD BRAVATTI (bey Ambition x rD Fabreanna), H: Joao rodrigues, o: murray Popplewell; 3: PRIMME KHALLATERAL (marwan Al magnifficoo x Khalee Grace), H: Gary mcDonald, o: roxanna mcswain. Arabian Stallions AAOTH Championship - Champion: SSHAMELESS (Fame VF x Armira), H: Lisa shover, o: Lisa shover; Reserve: BACIANO (DA Valentino x nbW Angels Kiss), H: J D smith, o: J D smith; 3: INTAR SF (sir Fames HbV x indianne Psylk), H: Alexandra ramage, o: Alexandra ramage. Mares

Arabian Mares Championship - Champion: MSU SYRAH (el nabila b x msU serendipity), H: sandro Pinha, o: Psynergy equine Division; Reserve: GAMEELAH KA (Craveff x bint Georgie Girl), H: Doyle Dertell, o: olivia Cleary; 3: MADAM MARWAN WCF (marwan Al shaqab x rA sheiklani), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: sandro Pinha; 4: DA VIE JMF (Da Vinci Fm x Alada Khisses), H: Terry Holmes, o: margaret Friesz; 5: MC KHAMAYA 14 •

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Arabian Yearling Fillies Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: BELLA LUNA PA (masquerade PA x Fadila PCF), H: sandro Pinha, o: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: DANICA VII (Gemini Vii x sC Psavannah), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: Dazzo Arabians; 3: RD CAPRICE (bey Ambition x Gysselle), H: Joao rodrigues, o: murray Popplewel; 4: ARBINAE PCF (Arbiteur x Veronica GA), H: michaelle Garden, o: Deedra Perez; 5: SCINTILLATION WA (bey Tallon DKm x santilla iA), H: J D smith, o: Lavonne smith. Arabian Mares AAOTH Championship Champion: DEBUTANTE BHF (Denali bHF x bHF savannah), H: Carol Fensholt nierenberg, o: silver box southwest; Reserve: VJ MARSALA (Justafire DGL x LA marzipan), H: scott bixby, o: Kerry bixby. Arabian Mares JTH Championship Champion: MADAM MARWAN WCF (marwan Al shaqab x rA sheiklani), H: sydney Dazzo, o: sandro Pinha; Reserve: MC KHAMAYA (Psymadre x LA Khamee), H: Kenneth blake mcDonald, o: Cathy shibata. Geldings

Arabian Geldings Championship Champion: PALADIN LL (magnum Chall HVP x nV Gypsy Dancer), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: sandro Pinha; Reserve: TS REVELATION (Aria impresario x Tr mishaahsmadona), H: Terry Holmes, o: rhonda Thiel; 3: ARIYA ENCORE (Aria impresario x Airiya), H: Wesley bowen, Jr, o: russell Family Trust. Arabian Two-Year-Old Geldings Championship - Champion: TS REVELATION (Aria impresario x Tr

Arabian Geldings JTH Championship - Champion: PALADIN LL (magnum Chall HVP x nV Gypsy Dancer), H: sydney Dazzo, o: sandro Pinha; Reserve: PHANTOM JD (Fausto CrH x Crystal bey TGs), H: Danielle Gibaut, o: Danielle Gibaut; 3: RA KOHINOOR (sir Fames HbV x Khasmir), H: mayree nolan, o: mayree nolan; 4: HF PARK AVENUE (Afire bey V x Play Annies song), H: Tristen Long, o: Tristen Long. Liberty

Arabian Freestyle Liberty Jackpot Champion: TC FANCI CHIP (HF mister Chips x Fanci rose), H: Amy reed, o: Amy reed.

Purebred Performance English Pleasure

Arabian English Pleasure Championship Champion: KYSS SMA (baske Afire x HH Zodiahana), H: rhonda Karsten, o: Tami Dubois; Reserve: PROHIBITION SX (Afire bey V x Philyra), H: shannon beethe, o: shuster Arabians LLC; 3: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x nitemotion), H: John elliott, o: Amanda Carlson. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: PROHIBITION SX (Afire bey V x Philyra), H: Devon shuster, o: shuster Arabians LLC; Reserve: AFIRES VISION (Afire bey V x matoskette), H: Karen stull, o: Windwalker enterprises LLC; 3: JS TALLADEGA BEY (Afire bey V x Keepr of the Flame), H: suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, o: Judith Cochran; 4: MATTICE NL (ballience V x mattihari), H: molly ruth Kressbach, o: molly ruth Kressbach; 5: KYSS SMA (baske Afire x HH Zodiahana), H: Tami Dubois, o: Tami Dubois. Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: BELLISIMO


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PR (Bellagio PR x High Fidelitty), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Reserve: CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; 3: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; 4: BAD BADLEROYBROWN (Afire Bey V x Evita Padron), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; 5: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Jessica Carlson, O: Amanda Carlson. Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: GLORYS CHASE RS (Justafire DGL x Seeking Fame), H: James O Lowe, O: Sandra Owens; 3: SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), H: Susan Shea, O: Pegasus Arabians; 4: KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), H: Todd Ehret, O: Isobelle Ehret; 5: NW SAGGIO (Afire Bey V x NW Shanatelle), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Ruth Doe. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SHOCKED (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), H: Gary Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Reserve: KD SHOCKSTAR (SF Specs Shocwave x Eliza LA), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Bridget Atwood; 3: CEY HEY (Hey Hallelujah x CP Shiraz), H: Robert Battaglia, O: Robert Battaglia; 4: JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; 5: ROL CYCRET SERVICE (Cytosk x Passion X), H: James Lowe, O: Melanie Ronen. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: SHOCKED (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), H: Karen Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Reserve: JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; 3: JS THUNDER BEY (Afire Bey V x SV Seranita), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 4: PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), H: Carol Willett, O: A & M Arabians; 5: JC JUBELATION (BA Bey Elation x Bare Essense), H: Debra Foxworthy, O: Debra Foxworthy. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: REACHING FOR STARS ER (AA Apollo Bey x Giovanna ER), H: Annika Fleagle, O: Annika Fleagle; Reserve: EL GHADANSK (El Ghazi x O Lady Diva), H: Mckenna Marshall, O: Mckenna Marshall.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; Reserve: JS THUNDER BEY (Afire Bey V x SV Seranita), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 3: AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Devon Shuster, O: Kara Amundson-Laventure; 4: GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), H: Carol Willett, O: A & M Arabians; 5: INFINITY CSP (Mamage x Broadway Play), H: Susan Drescher Mulzet, O: Dremul Enterprises, Inc. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildf lower), H: Taryl O’Shea, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattafoxx), H: Kimberly Lovell, O: Kimberly Lovell; 3: REACHING FOR STARS ER (AA Apollo Bey x Giovanna ER), H: Annika Fleagle, O: Annika Fleagle; 4: READY AIM AFIRE J (Afire Bey V x BR Tscameo), H: Eric Mendrysa, O: Jeanne Johnson; 5: FIRE PROOF EQ (KRA Afire Works x Explosive Mist), H: Kimberly A Gouch, O: Natalie Jones. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: BANDELIER PR (Bellagio PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Reserve: SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 3: GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), H: Annie Willett, O: A & M Arabians; 4: KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Isobelle Ehret; 5: SOMBRA DO PAI (Bucharest V x Allionnes), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: CF ULTIMATE AFIRE (Baske Afire x RD Ladybey), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli Berry), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; 3: SSF DREAMOBILITY (Dreamfinder x Annobility), H: Megan Sullivan, O: Zane Sullivan; 4: AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Mikenna LaVenture, O: Kara Amundson-Laventure; 5: AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), H: Vanessa Pedregon, O: Randi Preiser. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: PA

ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), H: Matthew Willett, O: A & M Arabians; Reserve: KINDRED SPIRITS (Foremost x Dansing Fame), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Isobelle Ehret; 3: BANDELIER PR (Bellagio PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; 4: SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildf lower), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 5: FSF LOADED GUN (OKW FIrecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli Berry), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Reserve: AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Mikenna LaVenture, O: Kara Amundson-Laventure; 3: CF ULTIMATE AFIRE (Baske Afire x RD Ladybey), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; 4: SSF DREAMOBILITY (Dreamfinder x Annobility), H: Megan Sullivan, O: Zane Sullivan; 5: AH ANTHEM (Revelry x Eternity Flame), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy R Ruonavaara. Park

Arabian Park Horse Championship Champion: MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Mattihari), H: Julie Daniel-Adams, O: Molly Ruth Kressbach. Arabian Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Mattihari), H: Molly Ruth Kressbach, O: Molly Ruth Kressbach; Reserve: CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; 3: OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark. Side Saddle

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Championship - Champion: EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), H: Olivia Stull, O: Windwalker Enterprises LLC; Reserve: CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Ashley Toye. Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship - Champion: TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians Inc.; Reserve: SAMBUCCA RAVES (Rave VF x Princess Huck V), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Rene Padgham; 3: SECRET LINK (Link To Fame x My Mariah), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Carole Eisner; 4: E-SWEETWATERGY PSY Volume 43, No. 1 |

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Arabian Stallion 2 Years & Over Champion FREEDOM PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Unforgettable), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion SSHAMELESS (Fame VF x Armira), shown by owner Lisa Shover.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Champion FM TI SENTO (WH Justice x Psity of Angels), shown by Troy White for owner Mieke Sans.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion IDENTITY PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Miss Amerika), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

(Dionicio x Tiecia), H: bella buchanan, o: Kameron buchanan; 5: WA PSYCHES AMORE (Psyches Legacy x AF Arrogant Love), H: Kaitlyn ruonavaara, o: Lavonne smith.

Padgham; Reserve: BENEDITO BEY SMA (brandon bey JCA x onapar), H: Tommy Garland, o: rancho sonado LLC; 3: KHASH PGA (Khadraj nA x rA Kela), H: bob Locke, o: bond show Horses, inc.; 4: JESSICA CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa eA), H: Cynthia burkman, o: Cynthia burkman; 5: DM ROHARA DON MANUEL (Versace x echos Patina), H: natalie Jones, o: susan Lefevre-Friedman.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Championship - Champion: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of merit), H: Jayme martino, o: Jayme martino; Reserve: GA GWISZ JULLYEN (Jullyen el Jamaal x GA Gwisz mahogany), H: Tiffany Kurth, o: Tiffany Kurth; 3: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Jackie Pakula, o: Jackie Pakula; 4: KYRIE ELEISON FF (revelry x Cataloniya), H: molly madden, o: marsha Thomas; 5: REST ASSURED (AA Apollo bey x summer Flame), H: Amanda burns, o: Donna sells. Western Pleasure

Arabian Mare Champion MSU SYRAH (El Nabila B x MSU Serendipity), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Psynergy Equine Division.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), H: Cynthia burkman, o: Highland Pride Arabians, inc.; Reserve: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x sonoma Chiffon), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: Laura stewart; 3: TRJ VERSACE GUY (Versace x HC magnifico miss), H: bob Locke, o: John and Karen sparks revocable Trust; 4: HMR MUST BE AFLAME (must be Afire x Gwynsciena), H: Chris Culbreth, o: Kathryn bolinger; 5: SC DON JULIO (Versace x shams Tiara), H: brandon Flood, o: mayree nolan. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: VERE VERSACE (Versace x Koulumbia iA), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: barrie

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: GV KHAPRI SUN (sundance Kid V x GV Khaprice), H: Gerald Freeman, o: Gerald Freeman; Reserve: SAMBUCCA RAVES (rave VF x Princess Huck V), H: rene Padgham, o: rene Padgham; 3: IMPRESSIVVE (echo magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Patti scheier, o: Patti scheier; 4: AZA FORCE (Fame VF x Arabay Azaleen), H: mardi Pauling, o: mardi Pauling; 5: BREEZE V (sundance Kid V x balakarta V), H: nan Walden, o: rancho sonado LLC. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: MILANIA PR (sJ mikhail x maximilia Pr), H: Karen Dearth, o: Gary Dearth; Reserve: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x sonoma Chiffon), H: Laura stewart, o: Laura stewart; 3: JAKES PIZAZZ (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alotta Pizzazz imW), H: roberta stevenson, o: roberta stevenson; 4: DM ROHARA DON MANUEL (Versace x echos Patina), H: susan Lefevre-Friedman, o: susan Lefevre-Friedman; 5: MAGNUM CUM LAUDE (magnum Psyche x baskvienaa), H: Kimberly Howard, o: Kimberly Howard.


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Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Champion TATTIARA (Aria Impresario x Katterli), shown by Steven Heathcott for owner Summer Hills Farm.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: GA GWISZ JULLYEN (Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Tiffany Kurth; Reserve: PALERMO SF (Georgio AF x Shaniaah), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; 3: TRILOGIE SHOWRAZZ (Showkayce x PGN Zimcerlyyours), H: Tracy Janule, O: Tracy Janule; 4: KW SCARLETTS TARA (Wolf x TC Scarlett Ohara), H: Kristine Walker, O: Kristine Walker; 5: TOUCHED BY KLASS (R Classic Touch x DD Shatona), H: Dominique Nicole Sargent, O: Jack Avery. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: JESSICA CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa EA), H: Katie J Russell, O: Cynthia Burkman; Reserve: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), H: Laura Stewart, O: Laura Stewart; 3: IMPRESSIV VE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Patti M Scheier, O: Patti M Scheier; 4: GA GWISZ JULLYEN (Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Tiffany Kurth; 5: AZA FORCE (Fame VF x Arabay Azaleen), H: Mardi K Pauling, O: Mardi K Pauling. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: SR ASANTI (Magnum Psyche x A Francesca), H: Hannah Blackman, O: Ross McDonald; Reserve: COPPER MAX W (Maximuss x Brass Princess), H: Laura Rubin, O: Laura Rubin; 3: UPTOWNS IMAGE (LM Boardwalk x BA Simone), H: A J Ronyak, O: Pat Ronyak; 4: TRILOGIE SHOWRAZZ (Showkayce x PGN Zimcerlyyours), H: Tracy Janule, O: Tracy

Arabian Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion BELLA LUNA PA (Masquerade PA x Fadila PCF), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Mare AAOTH Champion DEBUTANTE BHF (Denali BHF x BHF Savannah), shown by Carol Fensholt Nierenberg for owner Silver Box Southwest.

Janule; 5: LUCHIAANO (Versace x Lady Larissa), H: Sara Sherman Glaser, O: Sara Sherman Glaser. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: HF HALE-BOPP (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), H: Kori Lynn Kelley, O: Larry Lease; Reserve: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Trentyn Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; 3: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: Bella Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: IMPRESSIV VE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Joshua Shino, O: Patti Scheier; Reserve: SC DON JULIO (Versace x Shams Tiara), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; 3: SR ASANTI (Magnum Psyche x A Francesca), H: Danielle Gibaut, O: Ross McDonald. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: HF HALEBOPP (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), H: Kori Lynn Kelley, O: Larry Lease; Reserve: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: Bella Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; 3: WA PSYCHES AMORE (Psyches Legacy x AF Arrogant Love), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Lavonne Smith; 4: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Trentyn Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; 5: PALERMO SF (Georgio AF x Shaniaah), H: Teana Long, O: Cynthia Rodgers.

Arabian Mare JTH Champion MADAM MARWAN WCF (Marwan Al Shaqab x RA Sheiklani), shown by Sydney Dazzo for owner Sandro Pinha.

Arabian Gelding Champion PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by Gilberto Valdez for owner Sandro Pinha.

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Arabian Two-Year-Old Gelding Champion TS REVELATION (Aria Impresario x TR Mishaahsmadona), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Rhonda Thiel.

Arabian Gelding 2 Years & Over AAOTH Champion ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), shown by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

(Psytation eA x eC miss miracle), H: Cynthia burkman, o: Highland Pride Arabians inc.; Reserve: CIELO E (enzo x echos Hi Fidelity), H: Cheryl Fletcher, o: Ashley Toye; 3: KHALID KID (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), H: Katie J russell, o: russell Family Trust; 4: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of merit), H: sally randle, o: Jayme D martino; 5: DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay bey x nardiaa), H: susan shea, o: Lauren Keller.

Arabian Freestyle Liberty Jackpot winner TC FANCI CHIP (HF Mister Chips x Fanci Rose), shown by owner Amy Reed.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion KYSS SMA (Baske Afire x HH Zodiahana), ridden by Rhonda Karsten for owner Tami DuBois.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JUSTIFYABLEEE LACE (Justify x midnight Lace), H: Cheryl Fletcher, o: J W bill Lee; Reserve: MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x iim so sheik), H: Todd ehret, o: bensyl Trust, Wm r and Catherine nan; 3: ARIYA ENCORE (Aria impresario x Airiya), H: Cynthia burkman, o: russell Family Trust; 4: BENGALI LANCER (besson Carol x mondolay LK), H: marisa basinger, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.; 5: JAKES PIZAZZ (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alotta Pizzazz imW), H: barbara Peck, o: roberta stevenson. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: MALECON (enzo x Tiaraa rose), H: michael brock, o: michael brock; Reserve: WINDBORNE BRAVADA (Alada baskin x bagics Lil Audrey), H: Juliet Jackson, o: Juliet Jackson; 3: BLUE MOON DANCER (JDm rain Dance x blue moon LUD), H: Lynda Dubbs, o: Lynda Dubbs. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: KHALID KID (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), H:

Arabian Gelding JTH Champion PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), shown by Sydney Dazzo for owner Sandro Pinha.

Katie russell, o: russell Family Trust; Reserve: VJ MARSALA (Justafire DGL x LA marzipan), H: Kerry bixby, o: Kerry bixby; 3: JAKES PIZAZZ (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alotta Pizzazz imW), H: roberta stevenson, o: roberta stevenson. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of merit), H: Jayme martino, o: Jayme martino; Reserve: RELENTLYSS (First Cyte x Padrons nike), H: Devon shuster, o: shuster Arabians LLC; 3: DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay bey x nardiaa), H: Lauren Keller, o: Lauren Keller; 4: Z-Z-TANIUM (Psytanium x shezamadre), H: Tiffany Kim, o: Tiffany Kim; 5: EMAGE VA (enzo x Gi Gi Giselle), H: Jena Grady, o: Jena Grady. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: KHALID KID (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), H: Katie russell, o: russell Family Trust; Reserve: JAKES PIZAZZ (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alotta Pizzazz imW), H: roberta stevenson, o: roberta stevenson; 3: VJ MARSALA (Justafire DGL x LA marzipan), H: Kerry m bixby, o: Kerry m bixby; 4: WINDBORNE BRAVADA (Alada baskin x bagics Lil Audrey), H: Juliet Jackson, o: Juliet Jackson; 5: BLUE MOON DANCER (JDm rain Dance x blue moon LUD), H: Lynda Dubbs, o: Lynda Dubbs. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Championship - Champion: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of merit), H: Jayme martino, o: Jayme martino; Reserve: RELENTLYSS (First


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Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion PROHIBITION SX (Afire Bey V x Philyra), ridden by Devon Shuster for owner Shuster Arabians LLC.

Cyte x Padrons Nike), H: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; 3: DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay Bey x Nardiaa), H: Lauren Keller, O: Lauren Keller; 4: DON EL BANDEIRAS (Nariadni x Om El Bandeira), H: Rebecca Taylor, O: Rickie Taylor; 5: ALL-FIRED (Cease Fire x Copper Fire PR), H: Ashley M Fuller, O: Claudia V Fuller. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay Bey x Nardiaa), H: Lauren Keller, O: Lauren Keller; Reserve: PSYCHE SPIRIT (Padrons Psyche x LL Luisa), H: Giorgianna Flagello, O: Giorgianna Flagello; 3: CP SILHOUETTE (Buckingham Bey V x Alicias Rain), H: Spencer Johnson, O: Cal Poly Pomona Arabian Horse Center; 4: Z-Z-TANIUM (Psytanium x Shezamadre), H: Tiffany Kim, O: Tiffany Kim; 5: TL REMARKABLE (Serineet x PR Bint Teza), H: Julia Brenner, O: Linda Leslie. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: PHANTOM JD (Fausto CRH x Crystal Bey TGS), H: Danielle Gibaut, O: Danielle Gibaut; 3: RODAN LTD (Padrons Psyche x LV Fantine), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; 4: SILVER BALOO (MFA Hullabaloo x Haleika), H: Sierra Bay, O: Sierra Bay; 5: LD FLASH QUEST (Dream Quest x Flash Gdanse), H: Alexia Booth, O: Alexia Booth. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion:

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion BELLISIMO PR (Bellagio PR x High Fidelitty), ridden by Kristin Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

SSINATRA (Shameless x DE Nastrivia), H: Kelsey McMahan, O: Kelsey McMahan; Reserve: SF PRALINE (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: Kori Lynn Kelley, O: Sue Lease; 3: TR FRISKMI (Mishaah x Friska BRSB), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy R Ruonavaara; 4: MAGAZYNE (Magnum Psyche x Zynfandel), H: Erin Rael, O: Erin Rael; 5: JUSTA HOOT (Justafire DGL x FSR Barbara), H: Bailey Mirmelli, O: Bailey Mirmelli. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Bensyl Trust, Wm R and Catherine Nan; Reserve: COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Jackie Pakula; 3: TAA ROCKETS RED GLARE (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Joann B Stewart; 4: PHANTOM JD (Fausto CRH x Crystal Bey TGS), H: Danielle Gibaut, O: Danielle Gibaut; 5: RODAN LTD (Padrons Psyche x LV Fantine), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of Merit), H: Peyton Randle, O: Jayme D Martino; Reserve: SF PRALINE (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: Kori Lynn Kelley, O: Sue Lease; 3: SSINATRA (Shameless x DE Nastrivia), H: Kelsey McMahan, O: Kelsey McMahan; 4: TR FRISKMI (Mishaah x Friska BRSB), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; 5: RELENTLYSS (First Cyte x Padrons Nike), H: Mikenna LaVenture, O: Shuster Arabians LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SHOCKED (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), ridden by Gary Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion SHOCKED (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion REACHING FOR STARS ER (AA Apollo Bey x Giovanna ER), ridden by owner Annika Fleagle.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion BANDELIER PR (Bellagio PR x Copperbey Berry), ridden by Kristin Dearth for owner Gary Dearth.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion JSN NEW YORK STAR (Mamage x Ultra Afire), ridden by Mike Beethe for owner Shannon Beethe.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Taryl O’Shea for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Arabian Jumper Championship, Time 2nd Jump Off - Champion: PA SEBASTION (oh Canada x Crystal Vision), H: Georgie murray, o: sarah ingram; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (Am Double Dream x Am echoing sea), H: sophie Austin, o: bazy Tankersley.

V x mystic Lace), H: Alexandra Vinck, o: Alexandra Vinck; 4: FSF LOADED GUN (oKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, o: Drue Landay; 5: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli berry), H: Anna redmond, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.

Show Hack

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: GSF OHMY GHAZ (el Ghazi x Crimsonn bay), H: Annie Willett, o: A & m Arabians; Reserve: SOMBRA DO PAI (bucharest V x Allionnes), H: Tory Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians; 3: FSF LOADED GUN (oKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, o: Drue Landay; 4: KYRIE ELEISON FF (revelry x Cataloniya), H: molly madden, o: marsha Thomas; 5: ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli berry), H: Anna redmond, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.

Arabian English Show Hack Championship - Champion: NITROUS HA (Afire bey V x mystic Lace), H: shannon beethe, o: Alexandra Vinck; Reserve: SOMBRA DO PAI (bucharest V x Allionnes), H: susan shea, o: Pegasus Arabians; 3: VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire bey V x mattafoxx), H: Justin Cowden, o: Kimberly Lovell; 4: SSA DELILAH (Pryme Thyme x Promanade), H: sarah bancroft, o: sarah bancroft; 5: DA BOMBAY SAFIRE (Triften x Fm Tanzanite), H: Taryn Lundquist, o: erin bakkila. Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: EA GALAXY (AA Apollo bey x WA Gala), H: olivia stull, o: Windwalker enterprises LLC; Reserve: VALENTINO AFIRE (Afire bey V x mattafoxx), H: Kimberly Lovell, o: Kimberly Lovell; 3: SSA DELILAH (Pryme Thyme x Promanade), H: sarah bancroft, o: sarah bancroft.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion CF ULTIMATE AFIRE (Baske Afire x RD Ladybey), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

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Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Championship - Champion: AFIRE GODDESS (in The Lineafire x Philyra), H: mikenna LaVenture, o: Kara Amundson-Laventure; Reserve: SA KAPPUCCINO (bucharest V x ss Wildflower), H: bailey Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians; 3: NITROUS HA (Afire bey

Native Costume

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: EA GALAXY (AA Apollo bey x WA Gala), H: olivia stull, o: Windwalker enterprises LLC; Reserve: MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice n Liberty), H: susan Witte, o: samantha Landsman; 3: OPIE TAYLOR (LJm encore x Yesterdays song), H: Kristen Clark, o: Kristen Clark; 4: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x nitemotion), H: Jessica Carlson, o: Amanda Carlson. Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: EA GALAXY (AA Apollo bey x WA Gala), H: olivia stull, o: Windwalker enterprises LLC; Reserve: OPIE TAYLOR (LJm encore


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Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), ridden by Matthew Willett for owner A & M Arabians.

x Yesterdays Song), H: Lisa Linville, O: Kristen Clark; 3: FIRE PROOF EQ (KRA Afire Works x Explosive Mist), H: Joshua Shino, O: Natalie Jones; 4: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Jessica Carlson, O: Amanda Carlson; 5: SCRIMMAGE (Mamage x SP Sincerity), H: Amanda Burns, O: DeDe Bisch. Driving

Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Tammi L Jay, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: John Elliott, O: Amanda Carlson. Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: AFIRES VISION (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), H: Olivia Stull, O: Windwalker Enterprises LLC; Reserve: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Jessica Carlson, O: Amanda Carlson. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), H: Peter Witte, O: Samantha Landsman; Reserve: TURBO AFIRE (Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Penny Stuart; 3: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Marsha Thomas. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), H: Matthew Willett, O: A & M Arabians; Reserve: TURBO AFIRE (Baske Afire x VTM Pistachia), H: Penny Stuart, O: Penny Stuart.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion ROL TRADE CYCRET (Cytosk x Holli Berry), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian Park Horse Champion MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Mattihari), ridden by Julie Daniel-Adams for owner Molly Ruth Kressbach.

Reining

Arabian Reining Horse Championship - Champion: IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribey V), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Audrey Zinke; Reserve: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Skylar Ryan Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; 3: TA GALLIPOLI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Crystal McNuttBrock, O: Mary Jo Henry; 4: KARAMAT (Ptron x WB Ferzona), H: Varr Heaton, O: Jackie Pakula; 5: RA LANAI (Khadraj NA x Sablefire), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, O: Rene Padgham. Arabian Reining Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TAMAR JUSTICE FOR ALL (Mais Shah x SC Flirtation), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, O: Laura Stewart; Reserve: AM PRINCE OF TEXAS (AM Good Oldboy x AM Warrior Princess), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Timothy Anderson; 3: WILD FEVER (Merlann x Spring Wynd), H: Varr Heaton, O: Dusty Morgan; 4: CA AFLAME OF FIRE (Flame Ison x Shez Mi Toi), H: Chase Button, O: Cotton McNutt; 5: RAHMONE (Rahere x Baloo Essence), H: Jessica Schaeffler, O: Culbreth Equine Training & Management. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: AM SUNLIT SWIRL (AM Gypsy Vision x AM Dreamtime Girl), H: Joe Betten, O: Joe Betten; Reserve: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen; 3: AM NAUGHTY CAPTN (AM Sea Captain x AM Wood Bridge), H: Laurie Fatland, O: Laurie Fatland; 4:

Arabian Park Horse ATR Champion MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Mattihari), ridden by owner Molly Ruth Kressbach.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), ridden by Olivia Stull for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Champion CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of Merit), ridden by owner Jayme Martino.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

MIDNIGHT SUNDANCE (sundance Kid V x bay escapade), H: Jennifer Hardy, o: Jennifer Hardy; 5: FLASH MA (Pepi PAsb x Franaliera), H: David Thielman, o: David Thielman.

shah x sC Flirtation), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: Laura stewart; Reserve: KHODY FAME (mosqof Fame V x LK Flicka bey), H: Lou roper, o: marni Lombardo; 3: TSIMMER DOWN NOW (black n style x Tsparklin Jewel), H: Jessica bein, o: Amanda Golestani; 4: AM OUTSTANDING (Am Power raid x bremervale outrageous), H: Holly bennett, o: bazy Tankersley; 5: AM FEISTY FLAVIUS (bremervale Andronicus x Am misty Dream), H: Holly bennett, o: elizabeth Dawson rose.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: CA AFLAME OF FIRE (Flame ison x shez mi Toi), H: Cotton mcnutt, o: Cotton mcnutt.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VERE VERSACE (Versace x Koulumbia IA), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Barrie Padgham.

Arabian Reining Horse JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: KARAMAT (Ptron x Wb Ferzona), H: Jackie Pakula, o: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Trentyn Powell, o: silver Aspen ranch; 3: JK BRONZE (mHr muscateal x JK Angelbasksko), H: Amanda burns, o: Amanda burns; 4: CA AFLAME OF FIRE (Flame ison x shez mi Toi), H: olivia Pakula, o: Cotton mcnutt. Trail

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion GV KHAPRI SUN (Sundance Kid V x GV Khaprice), ridden by owner Gerald Freeman.

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Arabian Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: PRETY BOI MCCOY (rob roi mcCoy x Gaijeta), H: Lou roper, o: Karen Gavin; Reserve: SAMBUCCA RAVES (rave VF x Princess Huck V), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: rene Padgham; 3: MR ASMAR (Dal noir x Db isismoniet), H: Lou roper, o: meadow rose Arabians; 4: FLOWER GIRL V (sundance Kid V x Fantos), H: Courtney spicer, o: rancho sonado LLC; 5: KHODY FAME (mosqof Fame V x LK Flicka bey), H: Lou roper, o: marni Lombardo. Arabian Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Championship - Champion: TAMAR JUSTICE FOR ALL (mais

Arabian Western Trail Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: PRETY BOI MCCOY (rob roi mcCoy x Gaijeta), H: Karen Gavin, o: Karen Gavin; Reserve: AGRACIE GIRL V (sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), H: nan Walden, o: rancho sonado LLC; 3: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders n sparks), H: ingrid bentzen, o: ingrid bentzen; 4: FLOWER GIRL V (sundance Kid V x Fantos), H: richard Walden, o: rancho sonado LLC; 5: MAZZERATTI W (magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Psecret), H: margaret Christine Covert, o: margaret Christine Covert. Arabian Western Trail Horse JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: KARAMAT (Ptron x Wb Ferzona), H: olivia Pakula, o: Jackie Pakula. Working Hunter/Hunter Hack

Arabian Regular Working Hunter Championship - Champion: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (Am Good oldboy x Am Dream Dove), H: Cabernet burns, o: bazy Tankersley.


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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion MILANIA PR (SJ Mikhail x Maximilia PR), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Gary Dearth.

Arabian Regular Working Hunter AATR Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Megan Stephenson, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), H: Megan Stephenson, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Modified Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), H: Cabernet Burns, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Cabernet Burns, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Green Working Hunter Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), H: Cabernet Burns, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Dianne Grod, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AM ZIPY SHARP SHOOTER (AM Power Raid x AM Zippy Handsom), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AM STYLISH CELEBRITY (AM Michael Love x AM Smiling Dream), H: Sophie Austin, O: Angela Kosmeder. Arabian Hunter Hack Championship Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Mike

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion GA GWISZ JULLYEN ( Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), ridden by owner Tiffany Kurth.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Champion JESSICA CB ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa EA), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Cynthia Burkman.

Elmore, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: AL MARAH SWIFT (Al-Marah Quebec x Reem Al Fala), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), H: Dianne Grod, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Cabernet Burns, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: VF ELEGANT AFFAIR (Baske Afire x VF Elegant Miss), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Nancy Shafer. Arabian Hunter Hack AATR Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), H: Monique Rochester, O: Mark Rochester; Reserve: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Cabernet Burns, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AM STYLISH CELEBRITY (AM Michael Love x AM Smiling Dream), H: Angela Kosmeder, O: Angela Kosmeder.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Champion SR ASANTI (Magnum Psyche x A Francesca), ridden by Hannah Blackman for owner Ross McDonald.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares

HA/AA Mare Breeding Stock/Hunter Type Championship - Champion: HOT STUFF FF (Magnum Psyche x Gold Galore), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Suzanne Perkins; Reserve: PRINCESSA VERSACE GA (DS Major Afire x Queen Versace), H: Troy White, O: Janene Boggs. HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: I BELIEVE FF (DA Valentino x PF Just Peachy Keen), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Suzanne Perkins.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion HF HALE-BOPP (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), ridden by Kori Lynn Kelley for owner Larry Lease.

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Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion IMPRESSIVVE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Patti Scheier.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion PSYTATIONS SHOWGIRL (Psytation EA x EC Miss Miracle), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Geldings

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type Championship - Champion: POMPEY BPA (iXL noble express x shes All That), H: mike beethe, o: mike beethe; Reserve: VICTIM OF LOVE (sir William robert x river Dance nA), H: Terry Holmes, o: Jordan Parr.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion MALECON (Enzo x Tiaraa Rose), ridden by owner Michael Brock.

HA/AA Geldings Stock/Hunter Type Championship - Champion: HE BE SHOW Y DFA (showkayce x she be noble), H: Gilberto Valdez, o: Linda Lane; Reserve: PHANTOM (rA Hot every nite x orriya), H: robin Hopkinson, o: nicole Toren; 3: DE BOY TOY (Cr echo nthe nite x De minuet), H: Antonio Diaz, o: Christine Franson. HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: GIAAKOBBE (mPA Giovanni x rA Zips Tranquility), H: John Joyner Jr, o: Jason Gales. HA/AA Geldings Saddle/Pleasure AOTH Championship - Champion: POMPEY BPA (iXL noble express x shes All That), H: mike beethe, o: mike beethe; Reserve: CAJUN PRINCEOF MONACO (monaco x Djazyra HCF), H: Kaitlyn ruonavaara, o: Wendy ruonavaara.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR 40 & Over Champion KHALID KID (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

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HA/AA Geldings Stock/Hunter AOTH Championship - Champion: PHANTOM (rA Hot every nite x orriya), H: nicole Toren, o: nicole Toren; Reserve: DE BOY TOY (Cr echo nthe nite x De minuet), H: Christine Franson, o: Christine Franson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JUSTIFYABLEEE LACE ( Justify x Midnight Lace), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner J W Bill Lee.

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HA/AA English Pleasure Championship - Champion: MA PARTY GIRL (iXL noble express x Halstead’s Polka Dot), H: Jonathan ramsay, o: Justin medved; Reserve: SF STICKER SHOC (sF specs shocwave x she’s real bad), H: James o Lowe, o: roxanne shelgren; 3: PANACHE FIRSTDANCE (Canadance x in The mist), H: John Lambert, o: Christine A mitchell; 4: PERSONALITY PE (bucharest V x olga), H: susan shea, o: Pegasus Arabians; 5: APPROPO (Apollopalooza x sendrini m), H: Luis Lozano, o: Pegasus Arabians. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JS STRUTTIN ON APHIRE (Afire bey V x reedann’s Phire an Desire), H: suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, o: Judith Cochran. HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: NOBLE KINGG (iXL noble express x Where’s The Queen), H: Corey Fitzgerald, o: Fitzgerald Trust, Willie & Carolyn; Reserve: SF STICKER SHOC (sF specs shocwave x she’s real bad), H: Kyra shelgren, o: roxanne shelgren. HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: BUGZY MALONE (majesteit x Luv Potion), H: matthew Willett, o: A & m Arabians; Reserve: SF NITRO SHOC (sF specs shocwave x Doubletrees Lady), H: sydney Dazzo, o: Dazzo Arabians; 3:


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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 and AATR 18-39 Champion CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of Merit), ridden by owner Jayme Martino.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Champion DS KOOL DUDE (Kouvay Bey x Nardiaa), ridden by owner Lauren Keller.

APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 4: BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), H: Christian Martens, O: Christian Martens; 5: BLACK ICE WP (J Krews x Manhaitan’s Sixpence Starr), H: Amanda Burns, O: Pam Burns.

SMOOTH CRIMINAL (Sir William Robert x Rumina Afire), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Bridget Atwood; Reserve: CADBERRY (AA Apollo Bey x EC Brass Motion), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Marilyn Bickers; 3: KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), H: Arturo Ramirez, O: Kristen Clark; 4: DREAM OF LOVE (Baske Afire x Spartan’s Silk Stockings), H: Jacquelyn Kral, O: Maya Kahwaji; 5: PAPARAZZI QUEEN (Afires Vision x T Fantafox), H: Sandra Owens, O: Tierra Farms.

HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion), H: Matthew Willett, O: A & M Arabians; Reserve: SF NITRO SHOC (SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; 3: APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 4: PERSONALITY PE (Bucharest V x Olga), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 5: BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), H: Christian Martens, O: Christian Martens. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), H: Robert A Battaglia, O: Nora Tatum; Reserve: JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagro’s California Capers), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; 3: MALIBU BARBIE (Afire Bey V x Barbarry Coast), H: Julie Daniel-Adams, O: Michael Lund; 4: JB SURFS UP (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree Nolan; 5: AZURE SKY AVF (Allionce x An Autumn Sky), H: Todd Ehret, O: Catherine Brandt. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: BL

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Champion: JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagro’s California Capers), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; Reserve: SKY Y KING (Baske Afire x PF Lady Cameo), H: Jody Jurkens Gates, O: Jody Jurkens Gates; 3: JS WINE N ROSES (SV Basksko x Commander’s Wine), H: Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan, O: Judith Cochran; 4: ASTRO MAN (Hucklebey Berry x Scarlet Haze), H: Susan Drescher Mulzet, O: Dremul Enterprises, Inc; 5: MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship Champion: HL COPPERFIELD (HL Spellcaster x HCF PocketFullOfStarlite), H: Molly Ruth Kressbach, O: Molly Ruth Kressbach; Reserve: FABULAIRE (Afire Bey V x Money’s Stellar Performer), H: Jacque Pence, O: Milagro Arabians; 3: MALIBU BARBIE (Afire Bey V x Barbarry Coast), H: Ally Lund, O: Michael

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion COURT MARSHALL PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), ridden by owner Jackie Pakula.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SSINATRA (Shameless x DE Nastrivia), ridden by owner Kelsey McMahan.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), ridden by Isobelle Ehret for owner Bensyl Trust, Wm and Catherine Nan.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion CA HERMANO (C A Hermoso x Citation of Merit), ridden by Peyton Randle for owner Jayme Martino.

Arabian Jumper 2nd Jump Off Champion PA SEBASTION (Oh Canada x Crystal Vision), ridden by Georgie Murray for owner Sarah Ingram.

Lund; 4: GSF SPORT MODEL (Triften x elegant stepp), H: stacy Plonte, o: stacy Plonte; 5: SANTANAS CHIPS LOA (HF mister Chips x santanas Heiress), H: Alana baer, o: Alana baer.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), ridden by Olivia Stull for onwer Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Champion AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), ridden by Mikenna LaVenture for owner Kara Amundson-Laventure.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: SKY Y KING (baske Afire x PF Lady Cameo), H: Jody Jurkens Gates, o: Jody Jurkens Gates; Reserve: MAXAMILLIANN (Afire bey V x sultan’s mainshine), H: suzette Johnson, o: suzette Johnson; 3: DOUBLE VISIONN (Afires Vision x T fantafox), H: sherry Layne, o: sherry Layne; 4: MALIBU BARBIE (Afire bey V x barbarry Coast), H: Ally Lund, o: michael Lund; 5: FABULAIRE (Afire bey V x money’s stellar Performer), H: Jacque Pence, o: milagro Arabians.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner Alexandra Vinck.

VICTIM OF LOVE (sir William robert x river Dance nA), H: Jordan Parr, o: Jordan Parr; 3: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x billie Valentine), H: sydney Dazzo, o: Dazzo Arabians; 4: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta b), H: Tory Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians; 5: PARIS HILTON PE (mHr nobility x Pauletta b), H: bailey Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: DREAME MAKER (The Heat ison x movie maker), H: Anna redmond, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.; Reserve: PSH HOUSTON (sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Falan Alpert, o: Falan Alpert; 3: EC PALADANCE (Longview’s Paladin x Dancing Lace WGF), H: isabella marino, o: isabella marino.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: HL COPPERFIELD (HL spellcaster x HCF PocketFullofstarlite), H: molly ruth Kressbach, o: molly ruth Kressbach; Reserve: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta b), H: Taryl o’shea, o: Pegasus Arabians; 3: CADBERRY (AA Apollo bey x eC brass motion), H: marilyn bickers, o: marilyn bickers; 4: BF INCREDIBILITY (mHr nobility x movie maker), H: stacy Postell, o: stacy Postell; 5: JS DUTCH CHOCOLATE (majesteit x rV Crystal bey), H: Penny stuart, o: Penny stuart.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: VICTIM OF LOVE (sir William robert x river Dance nA), H: Jordan Parr, o: Jordan Parr; Reserve: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x billie Valentine), H: sydney Dazzo, o: Dazzo Arabians; 3: BASKE AFIRES PRINCESS (baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess), H: Arianna Louise Andre, o: Arianna Louise Andre; 4: HARRLEM (majesteit x Gidget bardot), H: Amanda burns, o: Pegasus Arabians; 5: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta b), H: Tory Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: BASKE AFIRES PRINCESS (baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess), H: Arianna Louise Andre, o: Arianna Louise Andre; Reserve:

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Arabian English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), ridden by Annie Willett for owner A & M Arabians.

(The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; 3: BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), H: Nicole Larson, O: Mary Bowden; 4: EC PALADANCE (Longview’s Paladin x Dancing Lace WGF), H: Isabella Marino, O: Isabella Marino. Park

HA/AA Park Horse Championship Champion: MS KAT BALLOU (King’s Kat x Pro Baska), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Justin Medved; Reserve: THE PLAYMAKER (The Nobelest x Desiree DA), H: James O Lowe, O: Ilka Ferguson; 3: GOOMBAY SMASH (AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot ‘Em), H: Julie Daniel-Adams, O: Stacy Postell; 4: HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle PeasePaulsen; 5: DA TEN SPEED (IMP Suddie Marksman x Snowshill Arista), H: Isabella Marino, O: Isabella Marino. HA/AA Park Horse AOTR Championship - Champion: THE PLAYMAKER (The Nobelest x Desiree DA), H: Ilka Ferguson, O: Ilka Ferguson; Reserve: BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), H: Christian Martens, O: Christian Martens; 3: DA TEN SPEED (IMP Suddie Marksman x Snowshill Arista), H: Isabella Marino, O: Isabella Marino. Side Saddle

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Championship - Champion: HL COPPERFIELD (HL Spellcaster x HCF PocketFullOfStarlite), H: Molly Ruth Kressbach, O: Molly Ruth Kressbach;

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open and ATR Champion EA GALAXY (AA Apollo Bey x WA Gala), ridden by Olivia Stull for owner Windwalker Enterprises LLC.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), driven by Tammi Jay for owner Falan Alpert.

Reserve: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 3: BAD MOON RISIN LOA (Toi Soldier x Worthy Decision), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians. HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship - Champion: ALADA GOLD (Alada Baskin x Moonlight An Ice), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Jennifer Hardy; Reserve: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little Mack Truck x Elmariahs Rosette), H: Laurie Martin, O: Sherry Layne; 3: SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angel), H: Sally Randle, O: Mark Helmick; 4: SW ONE MORE TIME (Supremacys High Time x May Elation), H: Sierra Bay, O: Arturo Ramirez. HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Championship - Champion: PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: TRILOGIE TABASCO (The Color of Fame x AH Cayenne), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Gena Rodgers; 3: HL COPPERFIELD (HL Spellcaster x HCF PocketFullOfStarlite), H: Molly Ruth Kressbach, O: Molly Ruth Kressbach; 4: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 5: YES SIR EEE BOB (O Key Dough Key x SX Celisse), H: Molly Madden, O: Molly Madden. Western Pleasure

HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: CAUGHT U LOOKIN (TE Omega x Spring Follie), H: Rod Owens, O: Patricia Brown; Reserve: ROYAL SHES

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

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion MISTER HALLELUJAH (Hey Hallelujah x Justice N Liberty), driven by Peter Witte for owner Samantha Landsman.

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Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), driven by Matthew Willett for owner A & M Arabians.

Arabian Regular Working Hunter Champion AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), ridden by Cabernet Burns for owner Bazy Tankersley.

THE BOOM (royal boomer T rex x nnL emerald bey), H: Chris Culbreth, o: nanette Cure; 3: TFA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), H: brandon Flood, o: mayree nolan; 4: PHAROAHS IMMORTAL SUN (Pharoahs ransom x stars march), H: robert A Long, o: molly Thigpen; 5: DT GLORY BEA (Wn Gloryof Joy x Hellow Gorgeous), H: sannene Garehime, o: sannene Garehime.

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Arabian Modified Hunter ATR and Green Working Hunter Champion HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), ridden by Monique Rochester for owner Mark Rochester.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JAKES LIL SECRET CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada secrets), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: Laura stewart; Reserve: CALAMITY JANE BY JAKE (Jake Jamaal JCA x XX Cantarina), H: Cynthia burkman, o: roberta stevenson; 3: PANDAMOONIUM FF (rohara moon storm x Zippininfromdallas), H: sally randle, o: sally randle; 4: KHARHARTT PGA (Khadraj nA x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Laurie martin, o: Pat ronyak; 5: I M ZEE ONE (Zee mega bucks x Justa Peppys Cowgirl), H: Theresa Lungwitz, o: Georgia mcLouth. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little mack Truck x elmariahs rosette), H: sherry Layne, o: sherry Layne; Reserve: KHARHARTT PGA (Khadraj nA x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Pat ronyak, o: Pat ronyak; 3: CAUGHT U LOOKIN (Te omega x spring Follie), H: Patricia brown, o: Patricia brown; 4: EVA ABC (metal of Honour x sierra starview), H: Claudia roberts, o: Claudia roberts; 5: PSAYIT WITH DIAMONDS (Psymadre

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Arabian Regular Working Hunter AATR Champion AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), ridden by Megan Stephenson for owner Bazy Tankersley. x Hy Dazzle Diamonds), H: JoAnn Harlan, o: Aaron Harlan. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: JAKES LIL SECRET CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada secrets), H: Laura stewart, o: Laura stewart; Reserve: ALADA GOLD (Alada baskin x moonlight An ice), H: Jennifer Hardy, o: Jennifer Hardy; 3: SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa shamis x Cutters blue Angel), H: mark Helmick, o: mark Helmick; 4: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x escada mF), H: michelle Pease-Paulsen, o: michelle Pease-Paulsen; 5: CALAMITY JANE BY JAKE (Jake Jamaal JCA x XX Cantarina), H: roberta stevenson, o: roberta stevenson. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship - Champion: DIONEA PA (enzo x Donatella Versace), H: Gena rodgers, o: Cynthia rodgers; Reserve: LUCKY WISH (Lucky sol moon x Wisdoms Wish), H: Kimberly blackburn, o: mike beethe; 3: HOLLYWOOD KRISPYKREME (Hollywood White x Foxxie Lady), H: Ashley marie szczepaniec, o: Ashley marie szczepaniec. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: JAKES LIL SECRET CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada secrets), H: Laura stewart, o: Laura stewart; Reserve: LUCKY WISH (Lucky sol moon x Wisdoms Wish), H: Kimberly blackburn, o: mike beethe; 3: ALADA GOLD (Alada baskin x moonlight An ice), H: Jennifer Hardy, o: Jennifer Hardy; 4: LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little mack Truck x elmariahs rosette), H:


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Arabian Hunter Hack AATR Champion HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), ridden by Monique Rochester for owner Mark Rochester.

Sherry Layne, O: Sherry Layne; 5: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type Champion HOT STUFF FF (Magnum Psyche x Gold Galore), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Suzanne Perkins.

Rodgers; 5: SFA CINCO DE MAYO (SFA Windfall x Creme Brulais), H: Betty Miller, O: Betty Miller. Hunter Pleasure/Jumper

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angel), H: Debbie Helmick, O: Mark Helmick; Reserve: EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: Claudia Roberts, O: Claudia Roberts; 3: I M ZEE ONE (Zee Mega Bucks x Justa Peppys Cowgirl), H: Michael Brock, O: Georgia McLouth; 4: SW ONE MORE TIME (Supremacys High Time x May Elation), H: Maggie Paul, O: Arturo Ramirez; 5: STARS AND STRIPES SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: Nan Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Russell Family Trust; Reserve: HS TRIFTENS TRINKET (Triften x Amidsummernightsdream), H: Barbara Peck, O: High Star Farms LLC; 3: VERSACES ROSE (Versace x Moonrose Delight), H: Natalie Jones, O: Janie Bowler; 4: TRILOGIE TABASCO (The Color of Fame x AH Cayenne), H: Robert Long, O: Gena Rodgers; 5: VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: Susan Shea, O: Maria Cornell.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: TFA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; Reserve: PANDAMOONIUM FF (Rohara Moon Storm x Zippininfromdallas), H: Peyton Randle, O: Sally Randle.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: BIG TIME DDA (Its Sshow Time x Ramona’s Scarlett), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Russell Family Trust; Reserve: RHR CAMPUS KING (Versace x VF Campus Queen), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Barrie Padgham; 3: SR LORD OF THE RINGS (SR Ultimate x Queen of the Ring), H: Natalie Jones, O: Kyle Mongeau; 4: REYDAR DDS (GR Psyches Rey x DDA Fames Victory), H: Justin Cowden, O: Kara Fishgold; 5: ALLOTTERY (Allionce x Margarita Monday), H: Todd Ehret, O: Vanessa Parsons.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: Fernanda Bernaldo, O: Claudia Roberts; Reserve: I M ZEE ONE (Zee Mega Bucks x Justa Peppys Cowgirl), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Georgia McLouth; 3: SW ONE MORE TIME (Supremacys High Time x May Elation), H: Sierra Bay, O: Arturo Ramirez; 4: DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), H: Teana Long, O: Cynthia

HA/AA Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion I BELIEVE FF (DA Valentino x PF Just Peachy Keen), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Suzanne Perkins.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), H: Katie J Russell,

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type Open and AOTH Champion POMPEY BPA (IXL Noble Express x Shes All That), shown by owner Mike Beethe.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type Champion HE BE SHOWY DFA (Showkayce x She Be Noble), shown by Gilberto Valdez for owner Linda Lane.

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HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion GIAAKOBBE (MPA Giovanni x RA Zips Tranquility), shown by John Joyner Jr for owner Jason Gales.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter AOTH Champion PHANTOM (RA Hot Every Nite x Orriya), shown by owner Nicole Toren.

o: russell Family Trust; Reserve: GS HERE SHE COMES (GLF in His image x ssynchroniciti), H: michele Culbreth, o: Culbreth equine Training & management; 3: PHIRE PHLI (Phi slama Jama x Kharibianne), H: suzanne o’neill, o: Janet Zouzounis; 4: S JUST GIMME ROSES (Justafire DGL x she’s Phi-Vacious), H: michael brock, o: michael brock; 5: WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: mary Lou Jones, o: mary Lou Jones.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JS STRUTTIN ON APHIRE (Afire Bey V x Reedann’s Phire an Desire), ridden by Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan for owner Judith Cochran.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion NOBLE KINGG (IXL Noble Express x Where’s The Queen), ridden by Corey Fitzgerald for owner Fitzgerald Trust, Willie & Carolyn.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship - Champion: SR LORD OF THE RINGS (sr Ultimate x Queen of the ring), H: Kyle mongeau, o: Kyle mongeau; Reserve: REYDAR DDS (Gr Psyches rey x DDA Fames Victory), H: Kara Fishgold, o: Kara Fishgold; 3: PSYNCERELY YOURS (Psyncere x my Copper Kate), H: mckenna marshall, o: mckenna marshall; 4: TRILOGIE TABASCO (The Color of Fame x AH Cayenne), H: Gena rodgers, o: Gena rodgers; 5: EC SUMMER VALENTINE (Hearrts on Fire x eC summer splash), H: Deana Cascante, o: Deana Cascante. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: BIG TIME DDA (its sshow Time x ramona’s scarlett), H: Katie J russell, o: russell Family Trust; Reserve: WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: Tiffany Kurth, o: mary Lou Jones; 3: CRIMSON N CLOVER UF (sage bey x LK Zedora bey), H: Alicia Forsyth, o: Alicia Forsyth; 4: S JUST GIMME ROSES (Justafire DGL x she’s Phi-Vacious), H: michael brock, o: michael brock; 5:

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion MA PARTY GIRL (IXL Noble Express x Halstead’s Polka Dot), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Justin Medved.

PSYNCERELY YOURS (Psyncere x my Copper Kate), H: mckenna marshall, o: mckenna marshall. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Championship - Champion: REYDAR DDS (Gr Psyches rey x DDA Fames Victory), H: Kara Fishgold, o: Kara Fishgold; Reserve: GS HERE SHE COMES (GLF in His image x ssynchroniciti), H: michele Culbreth, o: Culbreth equine Training & management; 3: CYBER BOB (Cytosk x northwest melody), H: beth Fatland, o: beth Fatland; 4: LMB FRYDAYNITELITES (baske Afire x Cimarron’s Wild Angel), H: simone Truesdale, o: Laurie martin; 5: SR LORD OF THE RINGS (sr Ultimate x Queen of the ring), H: Kyle mongeau, o: Kyle mongeau. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: T SWEET ELEGANCE (mashant x Gift of elegance), H: Fernanda bernaldo, o: Fernanda bernaldo; Reserve: ES MAGIC CARPET RIDE (rKA Desperados Kid x Koopman’s Christina Parader), H: mary mag Wilson, o: mary mag Wilson; 3: MAJOR PRODUCTION (standing room only x mattamara), H: reed brainard, o: reed brainard; 4: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, o: Gabrielle Greenberg; 5: SOUTHERN NITES (Cb majestic x A bright Day), H: Joshua shino, o: ross mcDonald. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MARTTINI (Hucklebey berry x


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HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under Champion BUGZY MALONE (Majesteit x Luv Potion), ridden by Matthew Willett for owner A & M Arabians.

Sultans Mainshine), H: Tatym Vargas, O: Tatym Vargas; Reserve: TKS SPOT OF CHAMPAGNE (Spotacular Fame x Vintage Champagne), H: Erin Riley, O: Erin Riley; 3: VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: Nika Cornell, O: Maria Cornell; 4: A FIREEKIN FORTUNE (SP Fortunefivehundred x Bey Fireeshah), H: Nicole Larson, O: Nicole Larson; 5: PHI ME TO THE MOON (Allionce x Elektra Phi), H: Nicole Davis, O: Nicole Davis. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: Joshua Shino, O: Mary Lou Jones; Reserve: GS HERE SHE COMES (GLF In His Image x Ssynchroniciti), H: Drue Landay, O: Culbreth Equine Training & Management; 3: SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 4: T SWEET ELEGANCE (Mashant x Gift of Elegance), H: Fernanda Bernaldo, O: Fernanda Bernaldo; 5: MAJOR PRODUCTION (Standing Room Only x Mattamara), H: Reed Brainard, O: Reed Brainard. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: MARTTINI (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: Tatym Vargas, O: Tatym Vargas; Reserve: VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: Nika Cornell, O: Maria Cornell; 3: TKS SPOT OF CHAMPAGNE (Spotacular Fame x Vintage Champagne), H: Erin Riley, O: Erin Riley; 4: A FIREEKIN FORTUNE (SP Fortunefivehundred x Bey Fireeshah), H: Nicole Larson, O: Nicole Larson; 5: TRILOGIE TABASCO (The

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champions ELEGANT REVIVAL (Revival x RW Valentine Kaandi), ridden by Robert Battaglia for owner Nora Tatum.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BL SMOOTH CRIMINAL (Sir William Robert x Rumina Afire), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Bridget Atwood.

Color of Fame x AH Cayenne), H: Teana Long, O: Gena Rodgers. HA/AA Jumper ATR Championship, Time 1st Jump Off - Champion: EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), H: Elaine Enick, O: Elaine Enick. HA/AA Jumper Championship, Time 2nd Jump Off - Champion: EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Elaine Enick. Show Hack

HA/AA English Show Hack Championship - Champion: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta B), H: Susan Shea, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: AZURE SKY AVF (Allionce x An Autumn Sky), H: Todd Ehret, O: Catherine Brandt; 3: GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; 4: FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson. HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: HARRLEM (Majesteit x Gidget Bardot), H: Amanda Burns, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: BAD MOON RISIN LOA (Toi Soldier x Worthy Decision), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; 3: PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; 4: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta B), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; 5: FS NOBLE DANCER (IXL Noble Express x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), H: Whitney Green, O: Whitney Green.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagro’s California Capers), ridden by Mike Beethe for owner Shannon Beethe.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and AATR Select Champion HL COPPERFIELD (HL Spellcaster x HCF PocketFullOfStarlite), ridden by owner Molly Ruth Kressbach.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion SKYY KING (Baske Afire x PF Lady Cameo), ridden by owner Jody Jurkens Gates.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion BASKE AFIRES PRINCESS (Baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess), ridden by owner Arianna Louise Andre.

Native Costume

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: KNIGHT HOPE (mC sir Hope x rm Dancing Queen), H: Kristen Clark, o: Kristen Clark; Reserve: PERSONALITY PE (bucharest V x olga), H: bailey Wikel, o: Pegasus Arabians.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion VICTIM OF LOVE (Sir William Robert x River Dance NA), ridden by owner Jordan Parr.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: FABULAIRE (Afire bey V x money’s stellar Performer), H: Jacque Pence, o: milagro Arabians; Reserve: BASKE AFIRES PRINCESS (baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess), H: Arianna Louise Andre, o: Arianna Louise Andre; 3: GSF SPORT MODEL (Triften x elegant stepp), H: stacy Plonte, o: stacy Plonte; 4: KNIGHT HOPE (mC sir Hope x rm Dancing Queen), H: Kristen Clark, o: Kristen Clark; 5: DA TEN SPEED (imP suddie marksman x snowshill Arista), H: isabella marino, o: isabella marino. Driving

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

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HA/AA Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), H: James o Lowe, o: Christian martens; Reserve: HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry bey V x Halsteads Devon), H: michelle PeasePaulsen, o: michelle Pease-Paulsen; 3: UPTOWN MANHATTAN (mHr nobility x reedann’s Phire and Desire), H: mareika Ydens, o: mareika Ydens. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: VICTIM OF LOVE (sir William robert x river Dance nA), H: Jordan Parr, o: Jordan Parr;

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Reserve: JS DUTCH CHOCOLATE (majesteit x rV Crystal bey), H: rene ramirez, o: Penny stuart. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: FABULAIRE (Afire bey V x money’s stellar Performer), H: Jacque Pence, o: milagro Arabians; Reserve: JS DUTCH CHOCOLATE (majesteit x rV Crystal bey), H: Penny stuart, o: Penny stuart. Reining

HA/AA Reining Horse Championship Champion: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x escada mF), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: michelle Pease-Paulsen; Reserve: MISS MAXIMUS (HH maxemus x she Dun slid), H: Crystal mcnutt-brock, o: Larry Lease; 3: SR KONA (no Cream no sugar x isle esscapade), H: Crystal mcnuttbrock, o: Kevin rosenbaum; 4: CR BOOMERANG (Heza German melody x bay Zalla), H: Crystal mcnutt-brock, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.; 4: WILEY QUIXOTE PGA (okie Paul Quixote x HJ Allelujah bey), H: Larae Fletcher Powell, o: eve Willett. HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Championship - Champion: HOLLYWOOD SPIN DOCTOR (Hollywood White x WbA Lucinda), H: Katie Harvey, o: KGb Texas marketing/ Public relations, inc.; Reserve: HOLLYWOOD REBEL (Hollywood White x miss magus), H: Keith Tracy, o: Donnalee LeCuyer; 3: TR WHAT A SPLASH (What it Takes x Tidal Wave Jackie), H: Crystal mcnutt-brock, o: Wolf springs ranches, inc.; 4: HOLLYWOOD


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HA/AA Park Horse Champion MS KAT BALLOU (King’s Kat x Pro Baska), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Justin Medved.

HA/AA Park Horse AOTR Champion THE PLAYMAKER (The Nobelest x Desiree DA), ridden by owner Ilka Ferguson.

BUCKAROO (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Timothy Anderson.

Wallace, O: Bob James; Reserve: THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson; 3: AM HITCHTOA STAR (CKA Sea Biscuit x AM Sum Witch), H: Christine Kellner Searle, O: Kathleen Flaherty; 4: SH DOCS BUCKAROO (Bardon Docs Mocha x Kdar Hoiwanna), H: Lou Roper, O: James Callan; 5: OB WAN KANOBI (Marcus Canadius x Sheba Zaba), H: Jeanne Mulcahy, O: Jeanne Mulcahy.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: TR BRACE FOR IMPACK (Jaborrs Impack x Oakachic), H: Lauren Bailey-Pollard, O: Lauren Bailey-Pollard; Reserve: TR SKID MARK (Zee Mega Bucks x Chics Flip), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; 3: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; 4: HOLLYWOOD SPIN DOCTOR (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), H: Katie Harvey, O: KGB Texas Marketing/ Public Relations, Inc.; 5: LITTLE BIT OF BOOM (Boomernicker x Quais Habibi), H: Amanda Golestani, O: Amanda Golestani. HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: HOLLYWOOD SUNSET (Hollywood White x Ora), H: Allyson Friedman, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; Reserve: KHAARGA ESCOBAR SLIK (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Olivia Pakula; 3: WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: Victoria Roe, O: Victoria Roe; 4: SR DESPERADO (Topline Eldorado x TW Firenice), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O: Kevin Rosenbaum; 5: SR KONA (No Cream No Sugar x Isle Esscapade), H: Danielle Rosenbaum, O: Kevin Rosenbaum. Trail

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: CATARIKA (The Catalyst x Miss Salonika), H: Dolly

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Championship - Champion: DARLIN LIL (Vanilla Zip x Somebodys Darling), H: Lou Roper, O: Susan Cavanagh. HA/AA Western Trail Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: CATARIKA (The Catalyst x Miss Salonika), H: Bob James, O: Bob James; Reserve: THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Christi Mattson, O: Christi Mattson; 3: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Michelle Liebing, O: Michelle Liebing; 4: HI HANDSOME CCR (Fire and Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Karen Bovee, O: Equus Plus, Inc.; 5: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen. HA/AA Western Trail Horse JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: CATARIKA (The Catalyst x Miss Salonika), H: Amy Montoya, O: Bob James; Reserve: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Victoria Roe, O: Jessica Bein; 3: WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: Victoria Roe, O:

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion HL COPPERFIELD (HL Spellcaster x HCF PocketFullOfStarlite), ridden by owner Molly Ruth Kressbach.

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

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Champion PSH HOUSTON (Sultan’s Pass x Arrogansse), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion CAUGHT U LOOKIN (TE Omega x Spring Follie), ridden by Rod Owens for owner Patricia Brown.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion JAKES LIL SECRET CB ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada Secrets), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Laura Stewart.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion LITTLE DESERT ROSE (Little Mack Truck x Elmariahs Rosette), ridden by owner Sherry Layne.

Victoria roe; 4: SAUL (musseaus x Teen Witch), H: Victoria roe, o: Jessica bein; 5: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x oasis Destinee), H: molly madden, o: michelle Liebing.

x Pokyhontas), H: Kristin Hardin, o: Zoe Aron; Reserve: SHES NOBODYS FOOL (The Heat ison x ritania), H: Kristin Hardin, o: nancy shafer; 3: AMES DEALER (brass x Lady Gambler), H: Kristin Hardin, o: isabella Peek; 4: SPENDING SPREE UF (eld Willy bob x Lfinessa), H: michael elmore, o: monique rochester; 5: RS MERCURY (sDA silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Paula randall, o: Jackie Alkin.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR Champion JAKES LIL SECRET CB ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada Secrets), ridden by owner Laura Stewart.

HA/AA Regular Working Hunter Championship - Champion: SHES NOBODYS FOOL (The Heat ison x ritania), H: Kristin Hardin, o: nancy shafer; Reserve: RS MERCURY (sDA silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Paula randall, o: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Regular Working Hunter AATR Championship - Champion: SNEAKERSS (sir spattson x run really run), H: Cookie Graham, o: Cookie Graham. HA/AA Regular Working Hunter JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, o: Tia Herrick.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), ridden by Gena Rodgers for owner Cynthia Rodgers.

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HA/AA Modified Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: AMES DEALER (brass x Lady Gambler), H: isabella Peek, o: isabella Peek; Reserve: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, o: Tia Herrick; 3: SUNOVAGUN (showgun PGn x Gidget), H: Tyler Holiday Hardin, o: Kristin Hardin; 4: CHIPS AHOYE (HF mister Chips x Jaqulyne VF), H: Toni Herrick, o: Taryl o’shea. HA/AA Green Working Hunter Championship - Champion: NEVER A DULL MOMENT (noble Fadalla

HA/AA Hunter Hack Championship - Champion: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, o: Tia Herrick; Reserve: SPENDING SPREE UF (eld Willy bob x Lfinessa), H: michael elmore, o: monique rochester; 3: RS MERCURY (sDA silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Paula randall, o: Jackie Alkin; 4: CHIPS AHOYE (HF mister Chips x Jaqulyne VF), H: Tia Herrick, o: Taryl o’shea; 5: SHES NOBODYS FOOL (The Heat ison x ritania), H: Kristin Hardin, o: nancy shafer. HA/AA Hunter Hack AATR Championship - Champion: SNEAKERSS (sir spattson x run really run), H: Cookie Graham, o: Cookie Graham; Reserve: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APm starr struckk), H: marian Conrad LaLonde, o: marian Conrad LaLonde. HA/AA Hunter Hack JTR Championship - Champion: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, o: Tia Herrick; Reserve: AMES DEALER (brass x Lady Gambler), H: isabella Peek, o: isabella Peek; 3: CHIPS


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HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Champion SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angel), ridden by Debbie Helmick for owner Mark Helmick.

AHOYE (HF Mister Chips x Jaqulyne VF), H: Tia Herrick, O: Taryl O’Shea; 4: SUNOVAGUN (Showgun PGN x Gidget), H: Zacko Hardin, O: Kristin Hardin.

Showmanship/ Horsemanship Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 14-17 Championship - Champion: In The Nic Of Time (Molodets x Reina Solis), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Jessica Bein; Reserve: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Jackie Pakula; 3: Yes Sir Eee Bob (O Key Dough Key x SX Celisse), H: MOLLY MADDEN, O: Molly Madden; 4: Luchiaano (Versace x Lady Larissa), H: AMANDA BURNS, O: Sara Sherman Glaser; 5: The Buck Stops Here (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: DESERAE STANERSON, O: Christi Mattson. Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 11-13 Championship - Champion: In The Nic Of Time (Molodets x Reina Solis), H: VANESSA PEDREGON, O: Jessica Bein; Reserve: Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: KIERSTEN THIGPEN, O: Juliet Jackson; 3: Sundance Girl V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), H: MADISON LYNN SCHWANZ, O: Madison Lynn Schwanz. Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: CATE WONDRASEK, O: Juliet Jackson; Reserve: Sundance Girl

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under Champion TFA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), ridden by owner Mayree Nolan.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), ridden by Fernanda Bernaldo for owner Claudia Roberts.

V (Sundance Kid V x Hucks Starlight V), H: MOLLY LOUISE SCHWANZ, O: Madison Lynn Schwanz; 3: Alpine Hai Noon (Bay Susayn x Hai Fashion), H: BRIANNA CHAMBERLAIN, O: Rackel Gehlsen; 4: JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: QUINN EISENFELD, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; 5: Carmel Rose (Palissandre x Rustirose), H: SHELBY REID, O: Rhonda Thiel. Western Horsemanship AATR Championship - Champion: Im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: AMANDA GOLESTANI, O: Jessica Bein; Reserve: BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: MICHELLE PEASEPAULSEN, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; 3: Sambucca Raves (Rave VF x Princess Huck V), H: RENE PADGHAM, O: Rene Padgham; 4: Saul (Musseaus x Teen Witch), H: TAMARA TOZER-WALD, O: Jessica Bein; 5: Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: MICHELLE LIEBING, O: Michelle Liebing. Western Horsemanship JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: KCJ Prinz Rafik (Normezmovin Prinz x C-L Rafika), H: AMARA SPIZZIRRI, O: Amara Spizzirri; Reserve: Hollywood Blockbuster (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), H: OLIVIA PAKULA, O: Olivia Pakula; 3: SR Kona (No Cream No Sugar x Isle Esscapade), H: DANIELLE ROSENBAUM, O: Kevin Rosenbaum; 4: Khaarga Escobar Slik (Kharga Asal Sukkar x Beckie), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Olivia Pakula; 5: Im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: VICTORIA ROE, O: Jessica Bein.

CutlinesHA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion BIG TIME DDA (Its Sshow Time x Ramona’s Scarlett), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Russell Family Trust.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Champion REYDAR DDS (GR Psyches Rey x DDA Fames Victory), ridden by owner Kara Fishgold.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion SR LORD OF THE RINGS (SR Ultimate x Queen of the Ring), ridden by owner Kyle Mongeau.

Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: miss maximus (HH maxemus x she Dun slid), H: KORI LYNN KELLEY, o: Larry Lease; Reserve: TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria), H: TRENTYN POWELL, o: silver Aspen ranch; 3: im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x oasis Destinee), H: GRADY BYRNE, o: Jessica bein.

LANDSMAN, o: Anna Landsman; 3: eZ Annie oakley (imP suddie marksman x Hot Leggs), H: GRACIE LOWE, o: Penny Wardlaw; 4: brazen Afire (Afire bey V x bint bokara), H: BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN, o: Heather Palmer; 5: DV Cayenne (Pado-mac Hilan x el Tina), H: KAITLIN JOHNSON, o: Chelsea Johnson.

Equitation

A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog JTR 10 & Under - Champion: HF Hale-bopp (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), H: KARLI KELLEY, o: Larry Lease; Reserve: WH ima Delight (ima benchmark x WH sheer Delight), H: W YATT WILMS, o: Wilms Family revocable Trust; 3: sundance Girl V (sundance Kid V x Hucks starlight V), H: CATE WONDRASEK, o: madison Lynn schwanz; 4: T Dyami (C-Gwalawi x mafancy), H: SABRINA BARCLAY, o: neilly Parris; 5: Tres Jake (Jake Jamaal JCA x Lady baszon), H: KAITLIN JOHNSON, o: All American sports.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: blackjack LoA (Krewe x billie Valentine), H: SYDNEY DAZZO, o: Dazzo Arabians; Reserve: Harrlem (majesteit x Gidget bardot), H: AMANDA BURNS, o: Pegasus Arabians; 3: Fs noble Dancer (iXL noble express x Highpoint’s Dirty Dancer), H: JOSHUA SHINO, o: Whitney Green; 4: Fire storm Gm (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: DESERAE STANERSON, o: Christi mattson. A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: baywatch (DW bonfire x A Lovely Day), H: NICOLE LARSON, o: mary bowden; Reserve: ssF Dreamobility (Dreamfinder x Annobility), H: MEGAN SULLIVAN, o: Zane sullivan; 3: rest Assured (AA Apollo bey x summer Flame), H: ABBEY WEISS, o: Donna sells.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion T SWEET ELEGANCE (Mashant x Gift of Elegance), ridden by owner Fernanda Bernaldo.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Champion BIG TIME DDA (Its Sshow Time x Ramona’s Scarlett), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot JTR 10 & Under Championship - Champion: neverland (Aploz x Heavenlei), H: BRIANNA CHAMBERLAIN, o: Laurie martin; Reserve: sir Lancelott (Galahad x AbHA insolita), H: ANNA

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ AATR Championship - Champion: saul (musseaus x Teen Witch), H: AMANDA GOLESTANI, o: Jessica bein; Reserve: Cyber bob (Cytosk x northwest melody), H: BETH FATLAND, o: beth Fatland; 3: blessings Legacy (Aladdinnsblessing x Alantra), H: CASSANDRA FULLER, o: Fullers Par excellence Farms; 4: eC summer Valentine (Hearrts on Fire x eC summer splash), H: DEANA CASCANTE, o: Deana Cascante; 5: The buck stops Here (Cat man Dooley x bookra Gentry), H: CHRISTI MATTSON, o: Christi mattson.


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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion MARTTINI (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), ridden by owner Tatym Vargas.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Over Obstacles ATR Championship Champion: Sneakerss (Sir Spattson x Run Really Run), H: COOKIE GRAHAM, O: Cookie Graham. A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: WC Center Stage (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Mary Lou Jones; Reserve: Save Your Pennies (Cytosk x Pennies From Heaven), H: GABRIELLE GREENBERG, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; 3: Baddbboy Too (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: DRUE LANDAY, O: Drue Landay; 4: ES Magic Carpet Ride (RKA Desperados Kid x Koopman’s Christina Parader), H: MARY MAG WILSON, O: Mary Mag Wilson; 5: T Sweet Elegance (Mashant x Gift of Elegance), H: JENNA TERRIBILE, O: Fernanda Bernaldo. A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 13 & Under Championship Champion: SF Praline (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: KORI LYNN KELLEY, O: Sue Lease; Reserve: Ssinatra (Shameless x DE Nastrivia), H: KELSEY MCMAHAN, O: Kelsey McMahan; 3: TKS Spot of Champagne (Spotacular Fame x Vintage Champagne), H: ERIN RILEY, O: Erin Riley; 4: Affluent Bey (Khemberry Bey V x MA Baska Lady), H: KIERSTEN THIGPEN, O: Kimberly Gouch; 5: Vitality PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: NIKA CORNELL, O: Maria Cornell. Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Berry Shaklana V (Huckleberry Bey x

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Mary Lou Jones.

HA/AA Jumper ATR 1st Jump Off Champion EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by owner Elaine Enick.

Balashaklana V), H: BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan; Reserve: SF Praline (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), H: KARLI KELLEY, O: Sue Lease; 3: TAA Khaballo Rojo (Sakiim Bey x Gemelli), H: SYDNIE ST JEAN, O: Joann Stewart; 4: IIBJustaLilWicked (Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), H: MACY DEAK, O: Laurie Martin; 5: Marttini (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: GRACIE LOWE, O: Tatym Vargas. A/HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship - Champion: Karamat (Ptron x WB Ferzona), H: JACKIE PAKULA, O: Jackie Pakula; Reserve: SR Kona (No Cream No Sugar x Isle Esscapade), H: DANIELLE ROSENBAUM, O: Kevin Rosenbaum; 3: KCJ Prinz Rafik (Normezmovin Prinz x C-L Rafika), H: AMARA SPIZZIRRI, O: Amara Spizzirri; 4: Hollywood Sunset (Hollywood White x Ora), H: ALLYSON FRIEDMAN, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; 5: Kharben Color (Tucknicolor x PZs Kharben Kiss), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

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HA/AA Jumper 2nd Jump Off Champion EVG ALLON DUNIT (Saladins Allon x Jundunit), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Elaine Enick.

Reining Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Miss Maximus (HH Maxemus x She Dun Slid), H: KORI LYNN KELLEY, O: Larry Lease; Reserve: TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria), H: TRENTYN POWELL, O: Silver Aspen Ranch.

10 & Under A/HA/AA English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei), H: Brianna Chamberlain, O: Laurie Martin.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta B), ridden by Susan Shea for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 17 & Under Champion HARRLEM (Majesteit x Gidget Bardot), ridden by Amanda Burns for owner Pegasus Arabians.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion KNIGHT HOPE (MC Sir Hope x RM Dancing Queen), ridden by owner Kristen Clark.

A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship Champion: SIR LANCELOTT (Galahad x AbHA insolita), H: Anna Landsman, o: Anna Landsman; Reserve: BRAZEN AFIRE (Afire bey V x bint bokara), H: baleigh Faith buchanan, o: Heather Palmer; 3: EZ ANNIE OAKLEY (imP suddie marksman x Hot Leggs), H: Gracie Lowe, o: Penny Wardlaw.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), driven by James Lowe for owner Christian Martens.

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A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/ Jog JTR 10 & Under Championship - Champion: HF HALE-BOPP (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), H: Karli Kelley, o: Larry Lease; Reserve: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: baleigh Faith buchanan, o: Kameron buchanan; 3: WH IMA DELIGHT (ima benchmark x WH sheer Delight), H: Wyatt Wilms, o: Wilms Family revocable Trust; 4: JS SERINAH (CW bravado x Ambaretta), H: Quinn eisenfeld, o: Quinn eisenfeld; 5: BEONS MIDNIGHT IDOL (beon eternety x bD mia Hermosa), H: shelby reid, o: Gary becker. A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: SF PRALINE (Padrons Psyche x bPL Karmel), H: Karli Kelley, o: sue Lease; Reserve: BERRY SHAKLANA V (Huckleberry bey x balashaklana V), H: baleigh Faith buchanan, o: Kameron buchanan; 3: IIBJUSTALILWICKED (Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), H: macy Deak, o: Laurie martin; 4: TAA KHABALLO ROJO (sakiim bey x Gemelli), H: sydnie st Jean, o: Joann stewart; 5: SUNDANCE GIRL V (sundance Kid V x Hucks starlight

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion FABULAIRE (Afire Bey V x Money’s Stellar Performer), ridden by Jacque Pence for owner Milagro Arabians.

V), H: molly Louise schwanz, o: madison Lynn schwanz. A/HA/AA Western Trail Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: BRITAS VISTOSO (el ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: shelby reid, o: shelby reid; Reserve: WH IMA DELIGHT (ima benchmark x WH sheer Delight), H: Wyatt Wilms, o: Wilms Family revocable Trust; 3: CATARIKA (The Catalyst x miss salonika), H: Wyatt Wilms, o: bob James.

Dressage Arabian Dressage Training Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: PRISE DE FER (maclintock V x Allana TF), H: Todd ehret, o: Catherine brandt; Reserve: AL-MARAH PRINCE JOHN (bremervale Andronicus x Am Warrior Princess), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley; 3: GLYNNSONGS ENCORE (oKW entrigue x Gardjana), H: Patience Prine-Carr, o: Janet Griffin seager; 4: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (bremervale Andronicus x babre rosemary), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley; 5: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (Am Double Dream x Am shining Friend), H: Jackie Alkin, o: bazy Tankersley. HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: CRF BARENAKED LADY (brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, o: Hannah Hiland; Reserve: LARTIZ GYPSY BELLE (supreme La-ritz x mX Tiana), H: missy Gilliland, o: Debra sumner; 3: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (magic Domino AHs x schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, o: Diann Wuttke; 4: SPB-


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HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion FABULAIRE (Afire Bey V x Money’s Stellar Performer), driven by Jacque Pence for owner Milagro Arabians.

KADIJAH (Sir Port Bask x Image Avenue), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Mariah Wilson; 5: BEAUNAFIDE PRINCESS (Beaunafide Bey x Diamonts Princess), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran. A/HA/AA Dressage Intro Level Test B 10 & Under Championship - Champion: RADIANT VALENTINE (Gai Radiant x Authenticgorgious), H: Nina Leonard, O: Julie White-Heuer. A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 AATR Championship - Champion: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; Reserve: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Michele Fertig, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: SPIRIT OF THE KNIGHTT (Knight Invader x Deserett Passion), H: Michael Lund, O: Michael Lund; 4: SHAMANZ (Pinon EJ x Twickler), H: Lorrie Lane, O: Lorrie Lane; 5: BEAUNAFIDE PRINCESS (Beaunafide Bey x Diamonts Princess), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran. A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 JTR 17 & Under Championship Champion: CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, O: Hannah Hiland; Reserve: MAGAZYNE (Magnum Psyche x Zynfandel), H: Erin Rael, O: Erin Rael; 3: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr; 4: SHAMANZ (Pinon EJ x Twickler), H: Alyssa Lane, O: Lorrie Lane; 5: ZANZYBAR (Juventus x JK Raset), H: Amanda Southerly, O: Lois Whittington.

HA/AA Regular Working Hunter Champion SHES NOBODYS FOOL (The Heat Ison x Ritania), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Nancy Shafer.

A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: OKW ATOMIC (Allience x OKW Fire Within), H: Patience Prine-Carr, O: Mary Jo Wertheimer; Reserve: RIALTA BEY (Bey Oro x Lovely Rialto), H: Lauren Smith, O: Dianna Smith; 3: DANCIN UP A STORM (Storm The Castle x Fiaal Khorus), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Debra Sumner; 4: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry Bey V x Finessa), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Maren Cochran; 5: AL-MARAH MIGHTY BRITE (AM Double Dream x AM Shining Friend), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley. A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 AATR Championship - Champion: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry Bey V x Finessa), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran; Reserve: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran; 3: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; 4: CJA DEBBONHEIR (The Million Heir x CJA Lorelei), H: Jodi Reynolds, O: Jodi Reynolds; 5: HI HANDSOME CCR (Fire and Ice x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Karen Bovee, O: Equus Plus, Inc. A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 JTR 17 & Under Championship - Champion: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr; Reserve: CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, O: Hannah Hiland; 3: FORTUNES FATE (Fortunado x Mataree), H: Megan Manning, O: Megan Manning; 4: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x

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HA/AA Regular Working Hunter AATR and Hunter Hack AATR Champion SNEAKERSS (Sir Spattson x Run Really Run), ridden by owner Cookie Graham.

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HA/AA Regular Working Hunter JTR 17 & Under and Hunter Hack Open and JTR Champion DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq Ember x Fyre Danse), ridden by owner Tia Herrick.

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HA/AA Modified Hunter ATR Champion AMES DEALER (Brass x Lady Gambler), ridden by owner Isabella Peek.

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HA/AA Green Working Hunter Champion NEVER A DULL MOMENT (Noble Fadalla x Pokyhontas), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Zoe Aron.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 14-17 Champion JOSHUA SHINO with In The Nic Of Time (Molodets x Reina Solis), for owner Jessica Bein.

Wm regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, o: Katelynn Henderson.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Champion CATE WONDRASEK with Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), for owner Juliet Jackson.

A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion SYDNEY DAZZO on Blackjack LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), for owner Dazzo Arabians.

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A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: OKW ATOMIC (Allience x oKW Fire Within), H: Patience Prine-Carr, o: mary Jo Wertheimer; Reserve: AM CHANCE COMMAND (Am Power raid x Al-marah Chanel), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley; 3: RS RERUN (Vans silver bullet x Jali Joet), H: Kendall brookhart, o: Kendall brookhart; 4: GOLD AND FIRE (Fire An ice x rLP Golden beauty), H: shea Johnson, o: Helen Knopp; 5: RIALTA BEY (bey oro x Lovely rialto), H: Lauren smith, o: Dianna smith. A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level Test 3 ATR Championship - Champion: TE OMEGA (mashant x ecatherine), H: madison Denbrock, o: Linda s HolcombDenbrock; Reserve: RS RERUN (Vans silver bullet x Jali Joet), H: Kendall brookhart, o: Kendall brookhart; 3: HI HANDSOME CCR (Fire and ice x Crystal blue Persuasion), H: Karen bovee, o: equus Plus, inc. A/HA/AA Dressage Third Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: HH VALENTINO (mystrigo x bit of Klass), H: shea Johnson, o: shea Johnson; Reserve: AULWAYS MAGIC (Aul magic x Aur silver myst), H: Patience PrineCarr, o: Tracy oliver; 3: AM CHANCE COMMAND (Am Power raid x Al-marah Chanel), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 11-13 Champion VANESSA PEDREGON with In The Nic Of Time (Molodets x Reina Solis), for owner Jessica Bein.

A/HA/A A Dressage Third Level Test 3 ATR Championship - Champion: TE OMEGA (mashant x ecatherine), H: madison Denbrock, o: Linda Holcomb-Denbrock. A/HA/AA Dressage Fourth Level Test 3 Championship - Champion: AULWAYS MAGIC (Aul magic x Aur silver myst), H: Patience Prine-Carr, o: Tracy oliver; Reserve: HH VALENTINO (mystrigo x bit of Klass), H: shea C Johnson, o: shea C Johnson; 3: MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (man of the ring x Fire sign DA), H: Tami George, o: Tami George. A/HA/AA Dressage Fourth Level Test 3 ATR Championship - Champion: MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (man of the ring x Fire sign DA), H: Tami George, o: Tami George.

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Arabian Sport Horse Stallions Championship - Champion: INTAR SF (sir Fames HbV x indianne Psylk), H: Alexandra ramage, o: Alexandra ramage; Reserve: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x eldara), H: miki Couchoud, o: miki Couchoud; 3: AM CHANCE COMMAND (Am Power raid x Al-marah Chanel), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley; 4: AM MICHAEL LOVE (seffer x Am Dream Dove), H: michaelle Garden, o: Deedra Perez; 5: ELIJAH SDC (Alkazar PAsb x FTL elspeth), H: sara Ferguson, o: sally D Clow.


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A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion NICOLE LARSON on Baywatch (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), for owner Mary Bowden.

Arabian Sport Horse Stallions ATH Championship - Champion: INTAR SF (Sir Fames HBV x Indianne Psylk), H: Alexandra Ramage, O: Alexandra Ramage; Reserve: AL MARAH SWIFT (Al-Marah Quebec x Reem Al Fala), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x Eldara), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Miki Couchoud; 4: AM CHANCE COMMAND (AM Power Raid x Al-Marah Chanel), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: AM OUTSTANDING (AM Power Raid x Bremervale Outrageous), H: Holly L Bennett, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: NABILAS FANTASY (El Nabila x R Desperada), H: Mathugh Vance, O: Mathugh Vance; 3: ALI BALOO (MFA Hullabaloo x Torjete), H: Diana Vance, O: Diana Vance; 4: AM STARS INYOUR EYES (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Dove), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AL-MARAH AMELIUS (Bremervale Andronicus x Al-Marah So Bellicose), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Mares ATH Championship - Champion: AM OUTSTANDING (AM Power Raid x Bremervale Outrageous), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM SWEET VICTORY (AM Power Raid x AM Sweet Vidalia), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: NABILAS

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot JTR 10 & Under Champion BRIANNA CHAMBERLAIN on Neverland (Aploz x Heavenlei), for owner Laurie Martin.

A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/ Jog JTR 10 & Under Champion KARLI KELLEY on HF Hale-Bopp (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), for owner Larry Lease.

FANTASY (El Nabila x R Desperada), H: Mathugh Vance, O: Mathugh Vance; 4: ALI BALOO (MFA Hullabaloo x Torjete), H: Diana Vance, O: Diana Vance; 5: AL-MARAH POWER PARADE (AM Double Dream x AM Lightening Raid), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings Championship - Champion: AM VICTORY PARADE (AM Power Raid x AM Lightening Raid), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: GLYNNSONGS ENCORE (OKW Entrigue x Gardjana), H: Marielle Watson, O: Janet Griffin Seager; 3: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus+ x Babre Rosemary), H: Jerry Hamilton, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AMEER SAIEED (Androfix x W Nadara), H: John Joyner Jr, O: Joe Ehler Associates. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings ATH Championship - Champion: AH BROOKLIN (Revelry x AH Amorette), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; Reserve: AM VICTORY PARADE (AM Power Raid x AM Lightening Raid), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: AL-MARAH PRINCE JOHN (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Warrior Princess), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 4: AL-MARAH POWER REIGN (AM Double Dream x AM Lady Delaine), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: GLYNNSONGS ENCORE (OKW Entrigue x Gardjana), H: Marielle Watson, O: Janet Griffin Seager.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ AATR Champion AMANDA GOLESTANI on Saul (Musseaus x Teen Witch), for owner Jessica Bein.

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A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Over Obstacles ATR Champion COOKIE GRAHAM, owner of Sneakerss (Sir Spattson x Run Really Run).

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A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 14-17 Champion JOSHUA SHINO on WC Center Stage (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), for owner Mary Lou Jones.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 13 & Under Champion KORI LYNN KELLEY on SF Praline (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), for owner Sue Lease.

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A/HA/AA English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei), ridden by Brianna Chamberlain for owner Laurie Martin.

A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SIR LANCELOTT (Galahad x ABHA Insolita), ridden by owner Anna Landsman.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (santa Fe V x P morningbird), H: monique rochester, o: mark rochester; Reserve: PRISE DE FER (maclintock V x Allana TF), H: Todd ehret, o: Catherine brandt; 3: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x eldara), H: miki Couchoud, o: miki Couchoud; 4: MANDALAY BAY TBA (Khasino LJT x Padrons Camille), H: blair brainard, o: blair brainard; 5: AM STYLISH CELEBRITY (Am michael Love x Am smiling Dream), H: Angela Kosmeder, o: Angela Kosmeder. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH PRINCE JOHN (bremervale Andronicus x Am Warrior Princess), H: brooke Fuchs, o: bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (bremervale Andronicus x babre rosemary), H: Wendy Davis, o: bazy Tankersley; 3: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x eldara), H: miki Couchoud, o: miki Couchoud; 4: AL MARAH SWIFT (Al-marah Quebec x reem Al Fala), H: sophie Austin, o: bazy Tankersley; 5: AM OUTSTANDING (Am Power raid x bremervale outrageous), H: Holly bennett, o: bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: FORTUNES FATE (Fortunado x mataree), H: megan manning, o: megan manning; Reserve: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry bey V x GT Vixen), H: maren Cochran, o: maren Cochran; 3: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x eldara), H: miki Couchoud, o:

Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN on Berry Shaklana V (Huckleberry Bey x Balashaklana V), for owner Kameron Buchanan.

miki Couchoud; 4: HAVE YOU HEARD PA (santa Fe V x P morningbird), H: monique rochester, o: mark rochester; 5: AGRACIE GIRL V (sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), H: nan Walden, o: rancho sonado LLC. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: RATIOS DREAM (Al marah Horatio x Cseau n mydreams), H: Joshua shino, o: scott staley; Reserve: TR FRISKMI (mishaah x Friska brsb), H: Kaitlyn ruonavaara, o: Wendy ruonavaara; 3: HALSTON SF (Georgio AF x Khirby), H: brittany Dossi, o: nicole Cosmany; 4: MOONSHADOW MAGIC SC (magic Dream CAHr x moonstar bey), H: ruby Jane Pfeffer, o: ruby Jane Pfeffer; 5: DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x bb belle V), H: Kathryn Doyle, o: Kathryn Doyle. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: AULWAYS MAGIC (Aul magic x Aur silver myst), H: Patience Prine-Carr, o: Tracy oliver; Reserve: GOLD AND FIRE (Fire An ice x rLP Golden beauty), H: shea Johnson, o: Helen Knopp; 3: CRYMSON TYDE (*sa ika x reem Al-Fala), H: Anna Filleti, o: Anna Filleti; 4: AH BROOKLIN (revelry x AH Amorette), H: marian Conrad LaLonde, o: marian Conrad LaLonde; 5: AMF TAMARA ROSE (TFA Domingo x saharan breeze), H: Anne machler, o: Anne machler. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH PRINCE JOHN (bremervale Andronicus x Am Warrior


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A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog JTR 10 & Under Champion HF HALE-BOPP (Legacy of Gold x Tscinderella), ridden by Karli Kelley for owner Larry Lease.

Princess), H: Brooke Fuchs, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Babre Rosemary), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; 3: ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x Eldara), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Miki Couchoud; 4: AL MARAH SWIFT (Al-Marah Quebec x Reem Al Fala), H: Sophie Austin, O: Bazy Tankersley; 5: AM OUTSTANDING (AM Power Raid x Bremervale Outrageous), H: Holly Bennett, O: Bazy Tankersley.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Mares Championship - Champion: MOXBERRY BEY (Khemberry Bey V x Simply Moxie), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Scott Scheyli; Reserve: B ZOSHENNE (Pascal Depau x Ravenwoodshalique), H: Kelli Metcalf, O: Kelli Metcalf; 3: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; 4: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq Ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, O: Tia Herrick; 5: RIO KIOKI CREME (Ronde Vu x TL Katrina), H: Toah Hatch, O: Heather Samee. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares ATH Championship - Champion: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; Reserve: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq Ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, O: Tia Herrick; 3: B ZOSHENNE (Pascal Depau

A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SF PRALINE (Padrons Psyche x BPL Karmel), ridden by Karli Kelley for owner Sue Lease.

HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 Open and JTR 17 & Under Champion CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), ridden by owner Hannah Hiland.

x Ravenwoodshalique), H: Megan Manning, O: Kelli Metcalf; 4: RIO KIOKI CREME (Ronde Vu x TL Katrina), H: Sunny Miller, O: Heather Samee. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings Championship - Champion: TWO MOONNS TLC (Paladinn MA x Prima Marlinda), H: Katie Harmon, O: Katie Harmon; Reserve: BEON ALLA CZAR (Beon Eternety x Alla Petite), H: Jill Loskill, O: Jill Loskill; 3: RS SHIFT WORK (Bremervale Andronicus x Vagabonds Finale), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Jackie Alkin; 4: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; 5: ITS ABOUT TIME JMR (Tezmar Bey x NF Half Time), H: Trish Nelson, O: Joyce Rogers. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings ATH Championship - Champion: SPIRIT OF THE KNIGHTT (Knight Invader x Deserett Passion), H: Megan Herr, O: Michael Lund; Reserve: TWO MOONNS TLC (Paladinn MA x Prima Marlinda), H: Katie Harmon, O: Katie Harmon; 3: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; 4: RS SHIFT WORK (Bremervale Andronicus x Vagabonds Finale), H: Sara Ferguson, O: Jackie Alkin; 5: BEON ALLA CZAR (Beon Eternety x Alla Petite), H: Jill Loskill, O: Jill Loskill. Under Saddle

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: NEVER A DULL MOMENT (Noble Fadalla x Pokyhontas), H: Anna Filleti, O: Zoe Aron; Reserve: CALYPSO PE (Armani FC x

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A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 JTR 17 & Under Champion CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), ridden by owner Sara Kerr.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion HAVE YOU HEARD PA (Santa Fe V x P Morningbird), ridden by Monique Rochester for owner Mark Rochester.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion AL-MARAH PRINCE JOHN (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Warrior Princess), ridden by Brooke Fuchs for owner Bazy Tankersley.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion FORTUNES FATE (Fortunado x Mataree), ridden by owner Megan Manning.

Pauletta b), H: Courtney spicer, o: rancho sonado LLC; 3: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry bey V x Finessa), H: maren Cochran, o: maren Cochran; 4: KACHIN IN THE GOLD (Aura of excellence x shamins Kachina), H: Amy Wilms, o: nancy Campbell; 5: ITS ABOUT TIME JMR (Tezmar bey x nF Half Time), H: Trish nelson, o: Joyce rogers.

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion AULWAYS MAGIC (Aul Magic x Aur Silver Myst), ridden by Patience Prine-Carr for owner Tracy Oliver.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Champion TWO MOONNS TLC (Paladinn MA x Prima Marlinda), shown by owner Katie Harmon.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ALLOTTERY (Allionce x margarita monday), H: Todd ehret, o: Vanessa Parsons; Reserve: GYPSYS GOOD FORTUNE (Androfix x eA spirit of Glory), H: shea Johnson, o: marilie sage; 3: BEAUNAFIDE PRINCESS (beaunafide bey x Diamonts Princess), H: maren Cochran, o: maren Cochran; 4: SPENDING SPREE UF (eld Willy bob x Lfinessa), H: monique rochester, o: monique rochester; 5: AMF TONKA TOY (FH maximus x saharan breeze), H: Cassandra Webb, o: Anne machler. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry bey V x Finessa), H: maren Cochran, o: maren Cochran; Reserve: SPENDING SPREE UF (eld Willy bob x Lfinessa), H: monique rochester, o: monique rochester; 3: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APm starr struckk), H: marian Conrad LaLonde,

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion RATIOS DREAM (Al Marah Horatio x Cseau N Mydreams), ridden by Joshua Shino for owner Scott Staley.

o: marian Conrad LaLonde; 4: CHERICS SIROCCO (el Zedek x Katrina breeze), H: Cheryl eberhard, o: Cheryl eberhard; 5: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x Wm regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, o: Katelynn Henderson. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: CHERICS SIROCCO (el Zedek x Katrina breeze), H: Alethea boulet, o: Cheryl eberhard; Reserve: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson n smoke x breathless mahonney), H: sara Kerr, o: sara Kerr; 3: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x Wm regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, o: Katelynn Henderson; 4: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM (Darq ember x Fyre Danse), H: Tia Herrick, o: Tia Herrick; 5: ZEE HEAT IZ ON (Hollywood Heat x Hm Foxz brown), H: Destiny rupple, o: Wendy ruonavaara. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (man of the ring x Fire sign DA), H: Tami George, o: Tami George; Reserve: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson n smoke x breathless mahonney), H: sara Kerr, o: sara Kerr; 3: CH BOY BLUE (negociant x CH Kherida), H: Gail Thomas, o: Gail Thomas; 4: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (magic Domino AHs x schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, o: Diann Wuttke.


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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion NEVER A DULL MOMENT (Noble Fadalla x Pokyhontas), ridden by Anna Filleti for owner Zoe Aron.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion CHERICS SIROCCO (El Zedek x Katrina Breeze), ridden by Alethea Boulet for owner Cheryl Eberhard.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion ALLOTTERY (Allionce x Margarita Monday), ridden by Todd Ehret for owner Vanessa Parsons.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion DM KHEM LATTE (Khemberry Bey V x Finessa), ridden by owner Maren Cochran.

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Arabian Halter The Evolution, Finding Our Roots, And Moving Forward From Here by Kara Larson

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Over time, with the advancement of knowledge and technology, the Arabian horse has changed, and in breeding, marketing and showing, its halter business has evolved as well. Today, we are at a turning point. Halter trainer Greg Knowles may express it best when he says, “There is a lot going on in the halter world right now, and it’s not all rainbows and roses.” Looking into the future, it is important that we understand what we’ve done right and what we’ve done wrong if we are going to plot the best course for our in-hand horses. How do we ensure a healthy, productive and profitable halter industry for the next generation? AHT went to a selection of trainers, owners and breeders who specialize in the division for a candid conversation about where the business has been, its current state, the future we want—and how to get there.

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Ann Benson Prairie View Farm Minnetrista, Minn.

How many training horses do you have? How are you best marketing and representing your clients? We own eight horses—two halter horses are in training at Shada, and the others are broodmares and just for personal pleasure. We market the horses we breed by allowing them to be seen at shows and in ads. With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? We only breed, so we haven’t bought any horses for quite some time.

field, with big breeders producing many foals from top producing mares. Small breeders are disappearing from the show ring as they do not feel they can be competitive—a big reason for shrinking halter classes. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? Occasionally everyone produces a horse that does not meet his or her standards. We have found good 4-H type homes for some of our horses; the most important factor is the “good home.”  Finding a great kid with a safe, caring facility is a great solution, but not always easy to find. It would be ideal to have a list of “go-to resources.” Often these are great horses that can compete or simply be personal pleasure horses. Forget about going for big money and concentrate on finding the right home. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? I think we all need to look at the big picture and determine what is right for the Arabian horse and everyone involved. This can only be done if we put our egos and personal interests aside. Having 100 horses or less at a regional is very telling. We need to put the fun back in the competitions. We all know that one-horse classes are not fun! So, yes, I believe that we need fewer regions and more people willing to work and support these shows. What are your favorite shows to attend? We love the auction futurity shows, with Scottsdale and Minnesota Breeders Fall Fest at the top of the list. The competition is first rate, prize money is big, and they are great fun for everyone.

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How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? We watch trends very closely. We have a large network of good breeders to interact with, we attend many shows, and we make sure to read up on research. We are careful to stay current, but not compromise our breeding philosophy to breed correct, pretty, athletic horses that can compete in performance and the halter ring. 

How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? Embryos and A.I. breeding has caused a dangerous narrowing of our gene pool and increased the occurrence of genetically transmitted issues. It has also decreased the levelness of our playing

David Boggs Midwest Rogers, Minn.

With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? Yes, definitely. We usually estimate that about one percent of the foals born will be superstars. So, it’s easy to see that the larger the selection, the better the odds for finding the great ones. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? Midwest continues today as it has from Volume 43, No. 1 | 103


Story title the beginning, concentrating on breeding, purchasing, marketing and showing only the very best. our passion for the Arabian horse remains as strong as ever. our joy in presenting the most magnificent and beautiful halter horses keeps us focused on a still exciting journey—for the most part, seven days out of every week. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? This technology has affected us in a very positive way. in addition to protecting the health of our horses, it creates greater opportunity for return on investment and gives breeders all over the world access to the our very finest stallions, regardless of where those stallions stand at stud. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? by finding good places for these horses outside the high-end show ring—by promoting endurance and fun events as well as educating the public to the joys of pleasure riding and living with Arabian horses. Also, by using Arabian mares as recipients in embryo transfer programs. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? regional events can still be good showcases for our beautiful Arabian horses if these events are well promoted to the general public and made enjoyable for both participants and spectators. eighteen regions may be overkill at this point in time. We might be better served with about six major regions, maybe something like northwest, midwest, northeast, southeast, south Central and southwest. What are your favorite shows to attend? because we enjoy a number of shows equally, let’s go by calendar order: scottsdale All Arabian, and breeders Finals, the Arabian World Cup at Las Vegas, the iowa Gold star, and the U.s. national Championships. And, we are very excited for the inaugural Arabian Celebration in Louisville, Ky., later this year.

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horses to buy for your clients? We’re buying really anywhere in the U.s., plus some of our own people with selective breeding programs who have been successful in the past are maintaining their good programs, so they remain a viable source. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? As a trainer, it’s important that i get the best quality horses that are marketable worldwide. And in terms of showing, with the current system and judging trends, i feel that the Arabian horse is being judged more to the breed standard and on type than ever before. From the judging and spectating aspects, i think the point system is boring and at high quality horse shows, it would be nice to be able to view the horses one more time or next to one another. For that reason, i think that each show should be able to choose the judging system they prefer. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? They have opened up a lot of opportunities in the breeding aspect of the industry. However, i do believe that there should be a limit to how long a stallion should be able to breed after he has died. i think it really defeats the purpose of finding the best horses out there today and doesn’t allow for the expansion of the gene pool. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? That’s a hard question to answer, but it’s something that definitely needs to be addressed. We need to create something so that more horses and people can be involved in the industry. on the economic side, for a lot of people, it’s really not feasible to put a horse through training, so coming up with an affordable and productive solution for the horses and owners is a great area of focus. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? it would be a great idea to consider restructuring the regional shows. by combining a few of the smaller ones, they could take on the financial responsibility of the single regional, but the show would be bigger and more profitable. We have to remember that this is a hobby industry, so the money spent on the horses is driven by our love for the Arabian horse.


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How many training horses do you have? How are you best marketing and representing your clients? I like to keep between 10 and 15 horses in the training barn. At that number, I feel like I can be very hands-on in the conditioning and schooling aspects, and really get to know the horses’ minds and personalities well. With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? Yes, I do, but there are still enough good quality horses around. You just have to dig a little deeper to find them. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? Communication with clients is more important than ever. Your clients need to know that you appreciate them. Also, presenting a well conditioned, groomed horse to the best of its ability remains imperative as well. If you can do these things successfully, success will follow. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? I think these possibilities have brought up both good and bad things. On the one hand, it’s given people who can afford it the opportunity to breed their own horses with some of the best horses from anywhere in the nation or the world. However, it has also undoubtedly hurt the local horse and the horses they could have bred in their regional area. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? This is a tricky question because there are just so many variables to consider within this issue. On the surface, it sounds like a great idea to combine regions for bigger regional shows; however, I feel that there are too many stipulations to attempt to resolve the issue. What are your favorite shows to attend? I like the World Cup in Las Vegas because it is a specialty show and is incredibly fun for clients. Also, Scottsdale, the Egyptian event, and Region 1 in Del Mar offer beautiful venues and fun atmospheres that allow people to want to come back to show again.

Greg Knowles Arabian Expressions Scottsdale, Ariz.

How many training horses do you have? How are you best marketing and representing your clients? We have 20. Our philosophy here is that we like to get the best, keep it small and try to maintain control with a smaller group of horses. It’s more of a hands-on approach. I’ve tried everything through the years, and this is what works best for me. Our farm is in the heart of Scottsdale, so we like to think of it like a boutique. In the transitions I’ve made in my career, I now believe that when the clients come in, it’s most important that we nurture and take care of them. We like to help them with what shows they should and shouldn’t go to, how they should insure their horses, where they should take their horses—and we try to get them the absolute top amount of dollars for their investment. We do this through conditioning and working the horses in a small situation. We do events, lots of showings, farm tours, a big open house during the Breeders’ Show in October, another one during Scottsdale, lots of blasts, fill up our website, and then we have a really nice sit-down dinner for our clients and influential people of the breed every year at our home. We try to do all the things that we can possibly do for them. With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? It’s very difficult. We live in the center of the Arabian horse world in Scottsdale, Ariz., and we have to look in Europe, the Middle East, Israel, Australia—we have to look everywhere we can possibly look to find horses for our clients. More importantly, we have to ask ourselves why this is happening and then try to solve those issues. There are a ton of reasons, but if we put some things in place like prize money, keep up with these new exciting shows, and make sure that we have honest, fair judging, the industry can start to grow a little bit again. I also think that it’s very important to have the auction mechanism—real, viable auctions where breeders can bring their horses to the marketplace and sell them. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? We just announced this really fun thing called “Star Search” where we ask breeders to send us a photo or Volume 43, No. 1 | 105


Story title video of their best horse, and if they’re chosen as the winner, they will receive all the costs for marketing their horse at scottsdale for free from us. The bonus runner-up, the horse that sells for the highest amount of money during the scottsdale season, will also have marketing costs waived. it’s really a fun incentive and it allows a large group of people to send in a picture or video of their horse and get an honest evaluation. it gives the breeders a chance to put their horses out there, get seen, and offer some visibility for their horses and breeding programs. We’ve had a tremendous response so far. Another thing that i think is important is to get the shows to become exciting again and support the shows that have more energy, excitement and positivity. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? embryos are a great opportunity for everybody. Great mares who produce great horses can have babies put on an auction block and it gives the buyers an opportunity to gamble a little bit on the potential of these animals and have some fun with it. Transported semen has hurt the stallion market more than anything. because of its prominence today, many stallions don’t get the opportunity to breed or get recognized. i hate to sound like an old-timer, but back in the day, living in Washington, we would send our mares down to Arizona to get bred to *bask, and when the mare came home and foaled, we didn’t send her back down. We went out in our community and found stallions like negatraz, Tornado or Gdansk, who became great stallions because they could breed 40 to 50 mares a year and had a chance to prove how good of breeding horses they were. Today, young stallions don’t get seen, so they just sit at home and the breeder doesn’t get a chance to prove their horse’s ability.

Arabians are performance horses, but unfortunately, because of the cost of training and showing, people only want the winner. so, somehow, we need to take the pressure off of the show ring, which the auction mechanism can do a little bit, and we have to discover different ways to utilize the talents of the Arabian horse. i’m really surprised there isn’t a bigger endurance industry in this country. if you go to south America, there are several big breeders down there that now only breed for endurance horses. it’s really a great area. i think there are a lot of ways that the industry has to be creative and has to learn to adjust to the time. All in all, i think that it would be really beneficial to have auctions, and that the shows should give more prize money, be less governed and more fun. And what about something to draw in new people? each region could put on a fair to introduce the people in those communities to the Arabian horse, become acquainted with them, and see demonstrations in disciplines like country pleasure, costume, and halter. The breeders could have little booths and talk to people about what Arabians are about—almost like a sports or camping expo. i think we would be amazed at how successful this could be a few years down the road. Today, most young folks in the community don’t have horses in their lives, so if we’re able to expose and invite them to see some horses and learn about them, we could spark the interest of those people.

The second part of that scenario is that because semen can simply be shipped, the young breeders don’t get a chance to go to successful breeding farms to hear about the great breeders and the stories, learn valuable lessons, and enjoy the excitement and the lifestyle of the Arabian horse. because of this loss, we’re losing the basics of what the industry is about. To me, it’s the number one thing that hurts the breeding industry. now, there are some situations where compromises can be made. There could be hardship cases with mares that are 20 years or older who could receive a permit so they don’t have to travel to be bred.

With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? not even close to relevant. in 1985, when we had over 30,000 horses registered, there was a reason for 18 regions. now we have 18 regions and when we go to a regional show where there are only a few horses in a class, it only perpetuates the myth that the industry is dying. it has become a very bad representation of the Arabian horse. if we combined regional shows, the show would become an event that all the good trainers would take their horses to for a good, competitive horse show like scottsdale or Las Vegas, where the best are there to compete. And when the best are there to compete, the breeders come, the people come, and it becomes an exciting event. in all honesty, it’s a bit depressing to go to a regional halter show right now because there’s no competition. it doesn’t make the owners feel good, it doesn’t make the spectators feel good, and it certainly isn’t an advertisement for growth.

How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? Performance is very important. it’s only natural that

What are your favorite shows to attend? For me, by miles, the scottsdale Arabian Horse show is my favorite. it’s exciting, it’s respected worldwide, and it’s at a perfect time

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What are your favorite shows to attend? Without question, my favorite shows are the Las Vegas World Cup, Brazilian Nationals and Scottsdale.

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With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? Absolutely. I don’t think the quality of our horses has decreased— quite the contrary—but the number of special horses are far and few between. If you are breeding less, you have less chance of a superstar being born. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? It’s important that you keep traveling and looking to find those special ones for your clients. 

How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? In my opinion, transported semen has really limited the number of stallions being used in the horse business around the world. Nowadays, it’s very easy and comfortable for any breeder worldwide to use a well-known and popular stallion, versus a time before shipped semen when you would see many more junior stallions being used in their regions. So that was the beginning of reducing our gene pool. I am in favor of the embryo transfer, but I do believe that there should be some kind of limitation on how many each mare/ breeder can do. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? We need to find a way to promote those “family” horses. The Arabian horse is still viewed by people outside the breed as a bad choice for a riding horse or family horse, and we need to change this perception. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? Absolutely not. I believe we need to reform our regional program to about half or less of what we have now. We should also revisit the qualification requirement to go to a regional show and to U.S. Nationals too. To me, it’s very sad that a yearling and a 2-year-old can go to a so-called national championship without having any previous qualification. Beyond that, how can you explain to your

Victor Ricigliano Gemini Acres Scottsdale, Ariz.

How many training horses do you have? How are you best marketing and representing your clients? We currently do not take outside horses in for training. We have a stallion out with western trainer Tommy Garland, but we have approximately 30 horses of our own in conditioning training in-house under the management of Chris Barter. For marketing, we represent through web blasts, print ads and personal phone calls. With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? No, I think there is plenty of quality still out there. You just need to take the time to look, research and find those who will fit the client’s needs best. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? We are doing more internationally in contacts and sales. We are also doing more business over the Internet. There is a huge need for quality photography and video that is an accurate representation of the horse since we have entered the digital age with mass media and social network marketing. To stay current and successful, we attend international shows, support the offspring of our stallions worldwide, and network with other breeders and farm owners.  How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? They have both changed the industry dramatically in many ways— some positive, some negative. On the good side, it has made a quality stallion available worldwide without risk of injury to stallion or mare. It has allowed owners to keep their mares and stallions at home. On the negative end, we have flooded the market with multiple foals of a single bloodline. Volume 43, No. 1 | 107


Story title We have made it increasingly difficult, if not impossible, for the sons of popular stallions to carve out their own “local niche” market. People have developed the attitude of “why would i breed to the son if semen is available from the father?” Due to frozen semen, this attitude continues even after the father has passed. embryo transfer is a godsend for those great mares that cannot carry their baby themselves. but again, as we allow unlimited embryos from each mare, it allows those with the means to have as many babies from that mare that they can, again flooding the market and decreasing the value. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? As an organization and as breeders, we need to establish events that are considered fun and entry level to utilize these horses. This will also work to bring more people to our breed. We need to bring back the “b” level and schooling shows and events like endurance, competitive trail, gymkhana, etc. We should also support the local 4-H groups—this is an untapped market that will expose them more to our breed. The sport horse industry and dressage are very viable options as well.  With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? Having 18 regions is too much. in my opinion, there should be three to six regions total, including Canada. Class A shows should qualify you for regionals, and regionals should qualify you for nationals. All would be supported then. 

With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? not really, because the breeding recommendations our clients take have been very good and they have been very successful with their new foals. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? i think the most important thing, no matter what happens, is to work hard and be honest with people. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? They have definitely given the breeders a lot of options and opportunities that they wouldn’t have had otherwise, especially with the embryo transfers. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? it would be good if there were more endurance competitions. in many cases, families like to ride horses, but they don’t have a place to go with them, so endurance riding would be a great option. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? it definitely has made a huge difference; you don’t see that many horses anymore in the show ring like it used to be. i think we should reorganize and go according to our reality. What are your favorite shows to attend? Las Vegas and Abu Dhabi.

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Dean Wikel

Pegasus Arabians Berlin Heights, Ohio With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy? We’re finding horses mainly by word of mouth, by basically going through trainers. Depending on what you’re looking for, horses are being sold privately through trainers, agents or farm owners and auctions. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? i don’t believe we’d be in any different situation than we are now because we’re still only selling five percent. Usually the people who are willing to spend $5,000 for an embryo

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transplant are only going to breed their best, and so consequently, some of them are going to be the ones who sell for a lot of money. I don’t think it’s hurt the industry much at all. There are really a lot of other things that have gotten in the way. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? We have to make it fun for people so they want to buy them in the first place. Because right now, it’s just not a whole lot of fun for people who are showing the horses outside the top five percent of the show ring. They could be really high quality horses, but if they’re not in that top five to 10 percent of the class, there just isn’t much of a market for them. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? No, not at all. I think that people need to go back to the 1970s and see what they were doing then with the number of regions. There are a lot of things that need to be scaled back to the number of horses we actually have nowadays. In the mid-1980s, there were up to 40,000 babies born every year, and now we’re down to less than 4,000. Everything in the economy is the same way—you have to scale back to 10 percent of your overhead to make it profitable. It’s not profitable anymore and maybe it never was all that profitable, but the bottom line is that nobody’s having fun. We only have a tenth of the horses being bred that we did in our heyday, so instead of adding more of this and more of that, we need to scale back. What are your favorite shows to attend? The World Cup. I love the event. It’s easy for more people to come and enjoy themselves. I don’t think many people realize how much fun you can have at that show. It’s not all about a marathon horse show; it’s very laid back and very much a format where you can catch up with friends and really have time to relax.

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With a very limited number of horses being bred, do you find it more difficult to find quality horses to buy for your clients? No, not really. I think that may be more of an issue on the performance side than on the halter side. It seems to me that the overall quality of good halter horses is abundant.

How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? The emphasis on type in the show ring has changed not only my personal preference—my taste in horses has evolved—but also, the industry’s taste has changed as well. For example, seeing the quality and beauty at this year’s Vegas show makes me more interested in overall beautiful horses, including type, rather than just neck, legs, backs and movement. Type has become more popular in the industry and also in my personal preference. How do you think transported semen and embryo transfers have affected the Arabian business? I personally think that it’s been detrimental to the industry. It has promoted and facilitated the fact that only a few nationallevel stallions are producing most of the babies. This comes at the cost of having stallions that could be promoted and popular in different regions of the country. These regional stallions aren’t producing much more than one baby a year, so I think it’s been disadvantageous to the regional development and opportunity for stallions to serve their area, and for breeders like me to have stallions that serve an area. It doesn’t give small breeders the opportunity to stand stallions and it doesn’t give the opportunity for those babies to be produced that could be helpful to the breed. How do you think we can better utilize the horses that aren’t in the top five percent of the show market? We’ve got to somehow find a place for beginners and youth to come into the business without it being so expensive. We’ve lost our base, our foundation that the industry is built on, which are the Class A shows. A lot of the younger participants and people who are just getting started simply don’t have the money to compete on the national level. Something has to be done to encourage smaller shows and new people who can prepare to show with some training or through their own training. With the decline of Arabian horse registration and breeding, do you think having 18 regions is still relevant? Absolutely not. They need to be consolidated. At Region 12, which is one the best regions in the country, we have class after class with fewer than five horses in it. It’s ridiculous. And I think that the reasons AHA has given for not consolidating are short-sighted and misguided. What are your favorite shows to attend? Scottsdale, the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas, the All Alabama Arabian Horse Show, Region 12 and Youth Nationals. n

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So You Want To Show In Amateur Halter

ss e c c u S r o F s —Tip by Joe Alberti

When i was growing up, if amateurs wanted to show Arabians, they pretty much had to ride or drive, because that’s about all there was for non-professionals. if you wanted to show in halter, you had to compete against trainers. so, when the amateur sector of the halter division started to take off, i could not have been happier, and as a professional now myself, i enjoy training horses for amateurs and coaching them in the ring. To me, one of the biggest misconceptions out there is that showing in amateur halter is easy. Actually, a lot more goes into it than people realize. When the Times asked me to put together some tips to help amateur halter handlers, especially those who might want to keep their own horses at home, i was happy to do it.

Dressing The Handler

one of the first things you look at is your outfit. i know, this is about showing your horse, but it’s also about what you wear, and here’s why. You have to be sure that your outfit doesn’t get in the way of your showing the horse, distract the judges, or in any way detract from the overall picture you want to present. so if you don’t get it right, you handicap yourself from the moment you go through the gate. Your outfit sets the tone and it should say, “This person really has their act together.” For a guy, it’s pretty simple; we pretty much wear suits. but many more women show in amateur halter than men, and i see a lot of outfits that i call halter fashion don’ts. (We’re not going to a funeral, but we’re not going out for a night on the town either, so whatever you wear, leave that cleavage for after hours.) A very nice pantsuit is my ideal outfit for a woman, but before you buy one, keep a few factors in mind. Color. A light color is very pretty, but it gets dirty very quickly, and we are dealing with an animal that has grease and fly spray on it.

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Fit. When trying on a suit, you need to put your arms in the air like you will when showing the horse. Does your stomach show? i don’t care if you have a six-pack of abs or a six-pack of beer, we don’t want to see it in halter. You’ll think, “oh, yeah, this makes sense,” but you’d be amazed at how many people don’t think about it. And if the jacket is too tight, it will bunch, and when you put your arms down it will stay bunched. so, double-check that fit. A longer shirt is best too, tucked into your pants so that if the jacket does come up a little when you raise your hands, your midriff doesn’t show. Footwear. A tied shoe or a boot-type shoe is a must— don’t wear something that slips on. if the ring is newlywatered or it rains, the ground can suck your foot in and you might step out of your shoe. You’ll have thrown a shoe, and that’s really not a good look either. Miscellaneous. For women, the other piece of equipment that is important is the undergarment. You’re going to be jogging and running into the ring, and the more parts that are moving, the more distracting it is. some people like to wear gloves, some don’t, and i don’t have a comment on that. it’s your choice. but one thing i do feel strongly about is no sunglasses. eye contact is a crucial part of how i train my halter horses, so if that horse cannot see your eyes, you are at a major disadvantage.

Dressing The Horse

There are a lot of different halters, leads, chains and throatlatches. To each his own to a certain degree, but let’s take a look at what you need to think about when selecting your equipment, starting with the halter. Throatlatch. it’s an AHA rule that the only piece of tack required on a halter is a throatlatch. There are a lot of pretty, necklace-y looking things that personally i’m not crazy about. They draw attention to the horse’s throat, and most horses, unfortunately, don’t have the


So You Want to ShoW In amateur halter—tIpS For SucceSS Here’s what I do, and it works well. At a fabric/sewing store I buy upholstery thread, which usually consists of three very fine strands woven together and coated in wax, so that it is thin and strong. You can cut it and attach it to your halter, and then burn the ends with a lighter to fuse them together so that it doesn’t fray. To put the throatlatch on your halter, it’s easiest if you hang the halter on a hook and attach the throatlatch to the conchos (we’ll go to those next). I always make my throatlatch long enough that it will go underneath the rings of the halter. From one side of the halter, where it’s attached to the concho, it goes all the way down and around both of the bottom rings where the chain will go, and up to the next concho. That is usually long enough for any size horse and if it’s too big, you can wrap it around the concho and adjust it to any size you want. Conchos. Number one, you don’t want a gigantic concho, especially if your horse doesn’t have an extremely large eye. The concho is the piece of equipment closest to the horse’s eye, and viewers will just naturally compare. use a medium to smaller size concho.

The halter

medium-sized concho, decorative but not distracting.

throat that Gladys Brown edwards drew in her beautiful rendition of the ideal Arabian. So, you might not really want to draw attention to that. Thin, wire-type throatlatches are available, and I’m fine with that, but a word of warning: they do tend to kink if you’re not careful about how you store them. If that happens, you’re done, because you can’t un-kink them.

There are basically two kinds of conchos on the market. one has two wire pieces on the back of it, so that when the halter leather is placed between them, you pinch them closed to hold the leather, and when you want to remove the concho from the halter, the wires can spring open. The other type fits onto the halter with a little copper piece in the shape of an m. You push the wire down into a fitting on the concho and then bend the edges so that it doesn’t pop out. I prefer that one, because on the other kind, unless you cut the excess wire or really bend it in a proper way, it can impale the horse right in its neck area. That can be really uncomfortable for the horse. The bottom line is that after you put the concho on the halter (probably using needle-nosed pliers), you want to run your hands all around the backside of the conchos to make sure that there is nothing sharp that could be pinching your horse. When you’re pulling down on the halter, the halter pushes a little into the side of the horse’s face, and if there is anything sharp, that’s not going to be pleasant. We want to be able to reprimand the horse and pull down on our shank, but we want to be able to give it relief and a reward—and if there is

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A good amateur lead shank, not too long, and medium-sized to fit the palm.

Typical chain, attached with double key-rings so that its length can be adjusted.

about what that will do to a horse’s chin that has a lot of hair on it. i find them counterproductive because they bother the horses. A more medium chain, both in weight and length, is ideal; it still looks fine and is not going to pinch your horse, and it is going to give you the ability you need in the ring whether you are showing a mare, gelding or stallion. Leads. Look for something of medium width, because the really thin ones can cut into your hand. if you take a piece of baling twine and tie it around your finger, you will find that it hurts less than if you do the same thing with fishing line. base your lead on the size of your hand.

Another style of chain, attached with fixed rings (length cannot be altered).

something sharp constantly pinching or poking it, then it will never get a relief. Under those circumstances, any horse will get twitchy before long. it’ll constantly be flicking an ear back or won’t put an ear forward. Chains. There are a lot of thin, almost jewelry-like chains that many people think are pretty and, being so thin, extra-gentle on the horse. in actuality, those chains may be pretty, but they pinch. if you grab one really tight and pull it, it pinches your own skin, so think 114 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

Also, be careful about the length of lead that you choose. These days, some are getting ridiculously long. Again, it is a matter of practicality. When you’re showing a halter horse, you want to be standing about two feet from it, and in general, halter handlers wrap the extra length in their lead around their hand. if you have an eightfoot lead, that means you’re wrapping about six feet of it around your hand—which can be very awkward. For most amateurs, a shorter lead works best. Conditioning And Show Grooming The Horse one of my number one complaints for many horses shown by amateurs who are not with trainers is that the horses are not in proper weight. Weight is extremely important in a halter horse. When you’re riding an english horse, you are riding an athlete, so they tend


So You Want to ShoW In amateur halter—tIpS For SucceSS to be a little on the leaner side. But we like our western horses and hunters a little beefy, and it is the same with a halter horse—not obese, but with enough weight and muscle that its body looks smooth. So, when you stand in front of your horse and you look down its body, if its hip bones are standing out four inches, guess what, it doesn’t have enough weight and it’s not in proper condition. It is important what the horse physically needs to look like, so your feeding and conditioning programs must be good (and don’t forget that a bad coat also results from bad nutrition). Products. There is a ton of different products out there that we use to make the coat shinier, but at the end of the day, what works best is a good feeding program, good conditioning and a lot of currying. many people before me have said this and many will after me: You can put as many products as you want on a bad coat and it’s still going to look like a bunch of product on a bad coat. If you put product on a good coat, it’s going to enhance the good coat. Have a ball, use them all, and figure out what works best for you. Fly spray is very important, of course, because we don’t want the horse to go out in the ring and start stomping its feet and not using its ears or swatting its tail because the flies are bothering it. When you think you’ve put on enough fly spray, put on some more. Feet. I sand my horses’ feet for a larger competition, but I do not sand them for every show. I’m not a big fan of sanding a lot because you break down the wall of the hoof. For a smaller show or even some regionals, I run over their feet with a Brillo® pad and that cleans them up nicely. If your horse has a white foot, it takes all the dirt and things off, but it doesn’t deplete that layer that horses need on their hooves. For the larger shows, I’ll usually sand the night before a class and then use some kind of hoof polish. Just as a note, it is completely illegal to use any color on your horse’s feet. They must be clear. There are a lot of products out there that you put on with an applicator to make the hoof shine; I don’t really like them because they go on heavy and never really dry, which is a real problem. There are also a lot of sprays, called polish enhancers, which go on more evenly and don’t take three hours to dry. We don’t want our horses on the cross-ties for three hours before a show, waiting for their feet to dry.

That leads me into time management, which is very important. Know how many classes you have before your horse needs to be ready and how many classes before you need to be in the warm-up ring before your class. You don’t want to have your horse in the cross-ties, all greased up and ready to go, for an hour. They will get bored and antsy, and when they finally come off the cross-ties, they’ll be fidgety and won’t want to listen, like a little kid that’s been pent up. If you have a trainer, time management is one of the things he or she will take care of; they’ll get the horse ready and tell you when to get ready. But when you are doing it, you are responsible for having your horse in the best physical and mental state before it goes into the ring.

Showing Your Horse

You have one basic goal, and that’s to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Go in the ring like you own it. Your entrance is the first thing the judges see, so it is very important. I like for all my amateurs, when entering the ring, to go to the left a little bit and then circle around. That gives them a longer time for the judges to see their horse. When you come in and immediately go to the right, sometimes it takes a minute for you to get your bearings and your horse to hit its trot, and by that time, you’re halfway down the rail and the judges are looking at the next one. my amateurs and I also walk the course. I show them how far I want them to trot to the left, where I want them to circle and come around, and how far they need to trot before they can stop, walk and catch their breath before they walk over to the other side of the ring, which is where they want to end up. I think it’s beneficial for amateurs to walk the ring the night before, to map out where they’re going to go. There is always something in the ring or out of it that you can pick and think, “I’m going to go to this spot and circle there,” and so on. And remember: these are things that you should be practicing at home. We’re talking about presenting the horse, not training the horse. When you come in, hold your head high, shoulders back, chest out. look like you’re confident. Your lead hand

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once you get to the center of the ring, it is fine to say good morning or good afternoon. i think it’s beneficial when the judges say hello; it cuts the tension, puts the amateur at ease and makes the whole thing less scary. At the end of the day, this isn’t supposed to be scary. it’s supposed to be fun.

note the lead looped around amateur handler maddy Winer’s hand.

Heads up! Amateur handler brooksley sheehe leading a confident horse.

Then stand your horse up and present it—always facing the in-gate. Wherever you came in, that’s where you face your horse. every once in a while, we show in a ring that is not perfectly level, so if that is the case, try to show your horse as much uphill as possible,

should be up over your head, because you want your horse’s head up when it enters, not down. so keep your lead hand out, your shoulders back, your eyes up, and watch where you’re going, so that you don’t trip or run into the wall or buzz the judges. Don’t worry about the horse; it’s going to follow you. it knows how to lead. Then walk your horse, but remember, you’re not in a funeral procession. Your horse should walk in a f latfoot walk, but you don’t need to let its head go down to its knees. We want to walk our horses so that they look like they’re going somewhere. They should look enthusiastic about where they’re going, not like we’re dragging them. And you look the same—shoulders back, head up, chest out. You can YouTube probably every halter class at the U.s. nationals for the past three years; watch the professionals. You’ll stand your horse up on the rail before you walk to the judges. The ringmaster will tell you when it’s time for that. When you’re called, walk straight to the judges, because they are judging your horse’s leg conformation. Don’t look at the judges; focus on a spot beyond them— over their heads, whatever—and walk to it. And don’t try and make the horse walk in a straight line, because you’ll never accomplish it. if you walk in a straight line and lead your horse on a semi-loose to taut lead, your horse will walk in a perfectly straight line.

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Head up, chest out, the horse just in front of

your shoulder—professional Joe Alberti on the lead at scottsdale.


So You Want to ShoW In amateur halter—tIpS For SucceSS because no horse ever looks its best downhill. So when you’re walking the ring, scouting out your pattern, walk center ring too and get a sense of how level it is. Is it one that has a drain, so it’s lower in the middle, or is it one that drains away from center ring, so it slants away? Know how it works ahead of time. Stand your horse up, place its back feet, move its front feet over, present it—again, shoulders back, head up, looking confident. look like you know what you’re doing because, having practiced it, you should know what you’re doing. When you trot away from the judges, do the same thing you did walking in. Pick a point and trot to it, then turn to your left and trot around. After that, you’re done. Another thing to remember when you’re trotting in and away is that the key word is trot. Not canter. If you’re cantering, you’re going too fast. What many people do is shank the horse to slow it to a trot, but that doesn’t happen because they don’t slow themselves down. If your horse breaks into a canter, yes, you bump it back with At the end of the class (amateur handler Rob Janecki at Scottsdale). a lead shank, but you absolutely have to slow your own momentum down. If you do that, the you get there, prepare, be confident, and when you show, horse will slow down more quickly than if you are just take your time. The judges will give you the time you bumping on the lead shank, because it is watching you. need to set up your horse, and if you rush it, you don’t get a second chance in that class. Another thing to be careful of: when you come in and circle your horse around you, don’t stop and break your If you do it the right way, your horse will enjoy it and momentum. Bounce in place, because to a horse, it’s all will love to do it again and again. about the rhythm. I keep that same rhythm, even though I’m not moving, for about three or four times, bouncing A lifelong horseman, Joe Alberti back and forth on each leg. Then once the horse is in trains national-level halter and front of my shoulder—which is where I want it to be performance horses at Rohara when it’s trotting, so that it kind of has a feeling that it’s Arabians in Orange Lake, Fla. free—I trot on. A lot of people stop to let the horse circle He is known for his comprehensive around them, but often the horse stops too because the approach to training, based handler’s momentum and rhythm have stopped. on an understanding of each horse’s heritage, experience, As you can see, a lot more goes into showing in halter physical abilities, and mental than what shows on the surface. It can be, in fact, very requirements. detailed and technical. But basically, the same formula as in any other division is a sound plan for success. Have your horse well trained, practice, and then when

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Leaders Of The Times: June Calendar Feature

Maasai PVF by Christa Beeler

The story of Maasai PVF started several years ago in Minnetrista, Minn. At Prairie View Farm, lush property that is home to horses, dogs, cats and a variety of waterfowl, Punch and Ann Benson enjoyed recreational riding and showing Arabians with their daughter, Meagan, long before they got into the world of breeding. When they did, they started by purchasing a small band of very special broodmares, headed by the NV Elite daughter, Candelita SF. At first, they bred only one to two mares per 118 | A r A BI A N Hor SE T I MES

year, focusing on buying key futurity auction breedings and carefully matching the stallion with the perfect mare. With these calculated decisions, they found success in the show ring, winning Scottsdale auction championships and multiple titles at the Minnesota Breeders Fall Fest. In 2007, while visiting Mark and Valerie Sylla’s Westridge Farm, the Bensons spotted a beautiful Marwan Al Shaqab colt out of the multi-national champion mare, Aristokayte.


Maasai PVF Champion 3-YearHis name was Old Colt by a panel Maserati WR, of five judges. and it was not Canada is next, long before he was and his recent purchased by the success indicates Lucky Seven group, that he is peaking which included at the right time the Bensons. for the Futurity Two years later, Championships at the Minnesota this fall. Breeders Fall Fest Auction, the couple “Maasai is one of put in the winning the most special bid to capture his young stallions that auction breeding. I have ever had the They used the pleasure of working breeding on Alora with,” says Jeff Gold NBW, and Schall. “The way the result was Maasai PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW) he carries himself, the fanciest, most his style—he’s very upright, complete modern. He always brings 110 percent of his energy every colt Prairie View Farm had ever bred—Maasai PVF. day in life and especially in the show ring.” “You try to make so many right decisions in your breeding “We never tire looking at this colt,” Ann comments. “His business,” says Ann Benson, “and now we got the pay off. elegance, type, motion and beauty are truly mesmerizing. You breed so many and think it will turn out one way, but His charisma is obvious, especially with Jeff in the show it results in another. However, this time all the stars were ring. We attribute our success in large part to savvy aligned. We were so pleased and excited.” breeding, and to the support and commitment of Jeff and Roxanne Schall, and the entire Shada family. [Now] we As a yearling, Maasai PVF took the reserve championships are moving into another phase of the plan that Jeff has laid at both the Iowa Gold Star and Minnesota Fall Fest. out for Maasai with breeding. He has learned his job in the “After the success we had at those first shows, we knew breeding shed well and yet remains personable and sweet.” we had something special,” Ann recalls. “That’s when we began working with Jeff Schall to put together a plan for his future.” In his first year at stud, Maasai has bred a number of outside mares, as well as several special ones at Prairie View. “We wish to thank those people who made the As a 2-year-old, Maasai PVF was named the Canadian decision to breed their mares this year,” says Ann. “We’re National Reserve Champion and Minnesota Breeders excited to take this journey together.” Champion, and placed third in the new 2-year-old colt class at U.S. Nationals. “He has the beauty and The decision to offer Maasai to outside mares during athleticism to make him a top halter and performance his first year of breeding was an easy one. “We formally horse, which is very hard to find these days,” says Mike decided to offer him to the community because he has so Beethe, who has shown Maasai PVF to some of his titles. much to offer in his look and attitude,” Jeff says. “He is the “It should be fun to watch this horse grow up.” only horse I have ever seen that can set himself in motion and trot as a bridled horse, even though he has never had The journey for Prairie View Farms began with the any under-saddle training. If he can make babies that have family’s love of the Arabian horse and their vision as the zest for the show ring and are put together as well as he breeders, and continues as Maasai PVF makes his way is, he will take the Arabian breed to a new level. It’s what through his futurity season. February was a great start, the breed demands at this point and time.” n when he was unanimously named the Scottsdale Signature Volume 43, No. 1 | 119


A Tribute To The

Of The Arabian Horse Industry

The fathers of the Arabian horse industry bring something different to the show atmosphere. Whether they offer quiet support, contribute as a behind-the-scenes photographer, or tend to enjoy the horse show scene for the social opportunities, our fathers will always be an important part of what makes horse shows so special. In honor of Father’s Day, Arabian Horse Times wants to honor our fathers for all they have done in our lives. To accomplish this, we asked a few members of the Arabian community one simple question: Why is your father so special to you?

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Lara Ames and her father, Dick “My father is one my biggest inspirations and supporters! He is truly a special individual, and as a father, his love knows no bounds. He has taught me so much about the Arabian horse, has an incredible passion for life, and continues to show me that through hard work and determination, the only place to go is up. His presence at the horse shows is always reassuring, and he is always there to offer me endless encouragement. Thank you, Dad, for all that you’ve shown me in life. I love you so much and appreciate everything that you have done for me.” —Lara

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Jeanna Clanton and her father, Jerry Murphy “Although he thought my mother was crazy when she said she was going to buy me a horse, my dad soon became a die-hard "Horse Show Dad." Dad went to every show growing up, wearing the hat of groom, hauler, videographer, rail coach, and general golfer/support—he drew the line at doing buns! Although he doesn't get to the shows as much anymore, he's still one of the first calls I get on my way home from a show, getting the scoop on how everyone did. I know without his and my mother's support, I would not be as involved in the Arabian breed as I am today. Thanks, Dad!” —Jeanna

Morgan Dezenski and her father, Jeff “My dad got into Arabians because he has a horse-crazy daughter who was taking lessons and, probably too soon for his liking, is now showing. My dad doesn't ride—he's actually allergic to horses—but he comes to every show that he can to watch and support me in my endeavors. For that, I am forever thankful.” —Morgan

Laurie Husband, Ellen, and their father, John "Our family has a long history with the Arabian horse. It has brought us together through good times and bad. Dad is one of our biggest supporters. The love of our horses brings us together, making great memories along the way!" —Laurie

Chloe Holmes and her father, Terry “My dad is special to me because he is the epitome of a good father. I know that no one loves me more. I'm 19, and when I ride, my dad still acts like it’s my first walk/trot class. He trusts me, and has faith that I can do anything. Not only is he the best dad anyone could ask for, he is an incredible friend, husband, and person. I love you, Dad!” —Chloe

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Kara Larson and her father, Greg

“When I was 6 years old and the choice between taking horse lessons or joining a swim team came up, my dad stepped in and convinced my mom that it would be a good idea for me to learn how to ride a horse. And as the cliché goes, ‘The rest is history.’ I owe my beginning, every class I’ve ever shown in, and my current involvement with the Arabian horse to the man who first opened the door for me into the horse world—my dad. He’s always been there for me and I can’t express the love and appreciation I have for him and the father he has been to me.” —Kara

Cassie LeFever and her father, Don “I am so lucky to have a horse trainer for a dad! Ever since I was a little girl, my dad had me on a horse; as a baby he had a little carrier on his back with me riding along! If not for him, I would not have the same love for horses. Anyone who knows my dad, knows he is kind, loving, and caring—he would do anything for my brother, my sister, and me! He is so talented. I love him so much and am so thankful that I have him not only as my dad, but also as my trainer.” —Cassie

Tracy Lynch and her father, Dan "Never once has my father told me I can’t achieve a goal. He has supported me through my biggest triumphs and has been there for me through the hardest of times. He has always inspired me to be the best that I can be and has taught me, ‘The cream always comes to the top!’ I can only hope that I have inherited half of the horse knowledge that he has! All of my success in the show ring I owe to him! I am grateful and proud to call him my dad!” —Tracy

Wife Jane, daughters Emily and Lauren Pate, and their father, Simon My dad has a passion for photography. He loves to take pictures of my horse shows. He has been a very supportive dad and comes to all my horse shows. He loves to take pictures of all the Cedar Ridge riders. I love that my dad enjoys my passion for horses and is always proud of me! I love you, Dad! —Emily

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In Memoriam

Jane bailes Garrison (January 4, 1965-May 18, 2012) by Linda White “Jane was larger than life—too large to compartmentalize,” brenda Waters says of her late friend. “This world is a whole lot smaller without her in it.” “she was one of a kind,” agrees sally Harrison. “Jane was one of the most hilarious people i’ve ever been around: quick-witted, outspoken, opinionated, hard-working, talented, and deeply, deeply caring. she truly had a heart of gold. something quite fantastic was that Jane had no ego where your horse was concerned. she had no problem sending a horse to someone else, if that was the necessary next step in the horse’s training. “i judged her at some local all-breed shows when she was in her late teens or early 20s, and her great talent was evident even then. she was a trainer’s trainer. Jane took horses no one else wanted to spend the hours on, and trained and showed them to national and regional titles in many different disciplines.” “i have always thought of Jane as one of the funniest people i’ve ever met,” says Carol steppe. “she was one of the best horsewomen, and one of the most audacious people i’ve ever met, and yet, the kindest.” “Jane was one of 10 children,” becky Tolson volunteers. “she was always part of the Pendleton, s.C., horse community. she bought a training facility in the area about 10 years ago, and i took a horse to her. i have ridden all my life, but Jane made me a better rider. And she had a 124 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

delicious sense of humor! some of the best times of my life were with her.” “she came galloping into my life on a chestnut stallion when she was eight months pregnant with her first child, sam,” remembers Diane Hicks. “she showed me that day, and for many years after, how dedicated, hardworking, skilled and knowledgeable she was. i will forever cherish the memories of my dear friend and her dedication to the Arabian horse.” Arabian sport horse owner robin Ginn’s memories of Jane Garrison are particularly poignant. “i had known Jane casually for years,” she explains, “but when my 10-year-old son stephen died, i came to know her humanity and true friendship. stephen died unexpectedly on August 26, 2009. i had previously obligated myself and my farm to a warmblood inspection and to making the trip to sport Horse nationals in september.


Jane Bailes Garrison “I will never forget what Jane and our friend, Monti Hight, did in the month following Stephen’s death. They came over every day to take care of my barn, kept my horses ridden, and they halter broke a weanling in time for the warmblood inspection. Jane and Monti literally picked me up and carried me along, never allowing despair or a sense of failure to overtake me. I didn’t know about Jane’s own struggle; I am incredibly sad and would have done anything to help her.” “Without Jane Bailes Garrison’s contributions, Cherry Hollow Arabians would not have enjoyed the success we have had,” admits Lee Cherry. “We met Jane when she came to work with Johnny Ryan at Ryan Arabian Center, where we had several horses in training. Through the years she trained and showed our horses and helped us show other horses from home. Jane contributed greatly to our enjoying showing and training our Arabians. Her death has left a huge void in our lives.” Vicki Humphrey says, “Jane was always a friend first, no matter what horse business or horse play we were involved in. She always made sure you were getting the best end of every deal. Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate talking on the phone, but I answered Jane’s calls. She always had something to say that would brighten your day, make you laugh and lift your spirits. If she only knew what a huge void she leaves in our hearts and lives!” Bonnie Iversen feels the same way. “It is hard to say all that Jane meant to me and my family. She introduced us to a whole new world of horses. When my oldest daughter, Chloe, had an Arabian in an all-Quarter Horse barn, Jane taught Chloe just how lucky she was to have an Arabian.

‘Are you kidding me?’ she asked her. ‘Arabians are the best horses in the world!’ “We have memories that will last us a lifetime,” Iversen continues. “Jane was like a mother, best friend, teacher, confidant and sister to my girls. She taught them not to apologize to anyone for being who they are, or for what they believe in. She always told us she had the best clients in the world. I know I speak for all her clients when I say that we had the best trainer in the world. We will miss her terribly.” Chloe Iversen echoes her mother’s sentiments. “She was a wonderful role model. She would tell you how it was, but always with kindness. She made people laugh; people were just drawn to her. I felt like she was a second mother to me.” Garrison is survived by her husband, Randall, her son Samuel, 15, and daughter Sara Lila, 10. Seven sisters: Barbara, Maureen, Sue, Ginny, Nancy, Julie and Anne; and two brothers, C. Michael Bailes and G. Steven Bailes, and their spouses, as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to the Jane Bailes Garrison Family Trust, c/o Bernie Iversen, 129 Terrapin Crossing Road, Pickens, S.C. 29671. “How in the world will we all make it without her?” Sally Harrison wonders rhetorically. “What a great ride she gave us all. Jane, we will miss you more than you ever could have imagined.” “Jane was a force of life, of vitality and compassion,” says friend and client Jeanne Kowalczyk. “Her passing has left holes in so many hearts.” n

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2012 Youth Nationals

A Preview by Kara Larson

A member of the Youth Nationals Show Commission since its inception, Sharon Richards uses one word to describe how it feels to see the show reach its 20th year: amazing. For young exhibitors, the show has become the culmination of each season’s practice hours, saddle sores, and trips around the country for shows. But in the early days, Youth Nationals was nothing more than a lofty idea. “They said it would never f ly,” recalls Richards. “Everyone was so negative about it, and now, I think it’s one of the most important things that AHA has done for the Arabian industry.”

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Her fellow show commissioner, mickey Hegg, also remembers the days when other members of the community had little interest in the idea. “Lois Finch was the [the show’s] guiding light,” she says, citing the respected Arabian judge and advocate who died in 1998. “but there was skepticism from a lot of people. some thought it would be nothing more than a glorified 4-H show. but after three years of fighting for the show, it finally passed at convention in 1991, and we had our first show in 1993. in that first year, we were hoping for around 500 entries, so when we had over 750, it was a huge success.”

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As an indication of how far Youth nationals has come in 20 years, the event took home the 2011 Arabian Horse Times readers’ Choice Award for show of the Year. “it was quite the honor to win at the readers’ Choice Awards this year,” Hegg says. “it was the first time we’ve ever won, and we were very pleased about it. Last year was one of our best shows, and it was really great to be recognized for our efforts to make Youth nationals a great show.”


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A Show For The Kids, By The Kids Youth nationals, which now attracts nearly 1,000 horses for eight days of fun events, clinics from experts, and competitive classes, is unique in that it is all about the kids. “We’re looking to make it fun and keep the kids enthusiastic,” says Hegg. “That’s why we meet with them every year at convention and ask them what they want out of Youth nationals. We consider what they want to ride in, what they’re proficient in, and what is offered locally for them. We try to do it with a positive attitude for the kids, because in the end, we really just want them to enjoy the show.” This year’s Youth nationals, held in Albuquerque, n.m., begins on Thursday, July 19. “As in the past, there will be clinics on the Thursday before the show from the APAHA Horseman and Horsewoman of the year—Johnny ryan and Crystal mcnutt,” Hegg says. “For these trainers, it’s such a well-deserved honor and the fact that they’re willing to share their time and expertise with the youth community is a great opportunity for all to take part in.” Friday offers the AHYA Convention, which will be held in the Youth Hall, and then on saturday morning, July 21, competition begins. That evening, a kick-off exhibitor Welcome Party is scheduled in Heritage square, and for the next seven days, a diverse array of classes satisfies every taste. interspersed through it all will be a list of events that have become favorites over the years: the Parade of regions, the stick Horse Contest, the Dog Costume Class and more. “everything on the schedule is pretty much status quo from last year, but we’re very excited about the events, clinics and classes we’re offering,” says Hegg. “This will be the second year of the Cutting clinic we started last year, which was a huge success. because of its popularity, we’re looking at Cutting very carefully to possibly add in the future. We also added a good deal of dressage classes last year, and we’ve added another division to this year. Another area where we’ve seen a huge improvement in the past few years is the over fence classes, which are very exciting to see.”

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A Family Show What is it about Youth nationals that keeps entire families coming back year after year? Perhaps the answer lies in the most basic element—family. This show offers a place for every member of the family to have fun and enjoy the atmosphere. “You have mom, dad, brother, sister, grandpa, grandma and the dog all there experiencing the show, and on top of that, there are the friendships that are formed at the show,” Lollie Ames says. “The first time a kid goes to Youth, they might not know many other kids, but through the week, they meet all sorts of kids and quickly become friends. by the second year they’re at Youth nationals, there’s hardly enough room in the win picture for all the friends and family members of that kid. The camaraderie of the kids and all the friendships formed are really incredible.” The show isn’t just about bringing home a plaque, adds mickey Hegg. “of course, it’s a great accomplishment to get to Youth nationals,” she says, “but we hope that kids appreciate being there and are grateful to their parents for being there to support them. it’s apparent how much family is involved when you see a kid hugging their mom after a class, or the moment when entire families pour into the arena for the win picture of their child. it’s always such a special thing to witness, and that’s one of the things that makes Youth nationals so special—the presence, encouragement and support of family.” After 20 years of finding out what works, what doesn’t, how to make last-minute changes and overcome challenges year after year, sharon richards believes that evolving and taking the show as it comes are the most important aspects of running Youth nationals. “We want to stay current with the times and make sure to offer changes to reach out to the youth,” she says. “it’s difficult to predict which way the show will grow year to year with the changing age divisions, but we’re always willing to adjust the schedule to give everyone opportunities to show. “The kids are the backbone of the industry,” richards concludes, “and in order for the industry to get bigger and better, it all starts at Youth nationals.” ■

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AHYA President LAurA KiLLiAn

Arabian Horse Youth Association 2011-2012 President Laura Killian has a love for the Arabian that is reflected in nearly every aspect of her life—and she sees that love as a part of her future. A junior at Penn State University, she hopes to be able to use her marketing major and equine science minor to pursue a career in the equine industry. Laura caught the “horse bug” as many young girls do. She started in 4-H with a pony named Cocoa Puff, but soon moved on to the family horse, an Arabian. She and Kirashana+ had a successful and diverse show career. “I was able to do hunter pleasure, native costume, equitation, and showmanship,” she says. After a few seasons in the main ring, ‘Kira’ began anticipating the announcer’s calls and Laura’s cues for transitions. It was dressage that brought Kira’s focus back to her rider’s aids and improved their harmony and bond. In Laura’s final year as a youth exhibitor, however, her horse passed away. She had one other Arabian, MS Spanish Legacy++, at the time a 3-year-old, but she wasn’t ready to show at Youth Nationals. So, as someone who never got to enjoy Youth Nationals as an exhibitor, Laura understands the importance of the show’s offering an experience for all—exhibitors, spectators, parents and everyone in between. “When you’re not able to go to Nationals as an exhibitor, it’s sometimes hard to feel like you’re really part of it,” she says. “I realize now that Youth is different. You can go down as a journalist to write about the show, you can volunteer to help the AHYA in activities, or you can just go to watch all the great classes. There are so many opportunities for everyone to enjoy the show and really be a part of it.” Being a dressage girl at heart, Laura especially likes watching the upper dressage level classes in that expanding and improving division of Youth Nationals. “I know how difficult it is for Arabians to develop the strength for the collection required in upper levels movements,” she says. “So, I understand how much time and training it takes to get the horse and rider to that point. It’s really incredible to see how talented the young riders are.”

As a rider and involved advocate of the Arabian horse, Laura has gained much appreciation for the kids of the show. “I always tell people that you can’t force an Arabian to do anything,” she says. “They have to want to do it for you. So the fact that all these kids have put in the time to make that partnership work, and have made it to the national level, is really quite impressive. I think that sometimes, because kids have spent the summer with their horse, giving them treats and standing by them while they graze, the bond with their horse is stronger. Sometimes that’s more valuable to the rider and horse than being on their back.” In the end, Laura knows what is important to the success of the modern-day Youth Nationals and the Arabian breed itself. “The biggest thing is communication. Today, there’s so many Internettype relationships; however, the face to face interactions at Youth are still what make all the difference—people being able to communicate barn to barn, discipline to discipline about problems, promoting the breed, and sharing our passion for the Arabian horse. We want to involve 4-H kids, Girl Scouts, and youth from the community in this show so they can learn about how great the Arabian horse is. We want the Arabian to be represented in other open breed shows and help people realize that they should have an Arabian horse in their own backyard.”

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Jordyn Merlo ReseRve NatioNal ChampioN

D urrango ++++//

(Ohadi Indian Fire x Porcelain Copy)

COmPetIng In: ha/aa hunter seat equation 13 & Under ha/aa sport horse Under saddle 17 & Under

sCottsdale sigNatURe ReseRve ChampioN eNglish pleasURe

roL

L aDy V ictoria

(IXL noble express+ x Victoria Bay) COmPetIng In: arabian Country english pleasure JotR and JtR 13 & Under

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Olivia WelCh NatioNal ChampioN

kD k OntagiOus

(Baske Afire x Teena g)

ComPeTing in: arabian Country English pleasure JotR and JtR 13 & Under arabian Show hack JtR 13 & Under arabian mounted Native Costume JtR 13 & Under arabian Gelding halter Joth 17 & Under

Whitney Campbell NatioNal ChampioN

W yman O aks J Oey +// (Arborlane Tangos Wee Pee x HL Reata)

ComPeTing in: ha/aa Country English pleasure JotR 13 & Under ha/aa Show hack JtR 13 & Under ha/aa Saddle Seat Equation 13 & Under Upha Challenge Cup JtR 13 & Under ha/aa Native Costume JtR 13 & Under

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Maya KiKuchi

Y ahtzzee

(Apollopalooza x primroza Afire) NATiONAl CHAmPiON Â

s toli +/

(Defiancce x JM Madame eSQ) CoMpeting in: HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under

CoMpeting in: Arabian English Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under

HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under A/HA/AA Showmanship JTH 10 & Under

Olivia DiOriO C ape C rusader

(Allience+// x Lacey Memories) CoMpeting in: HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under

HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation 13 & Under

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Makenna Makenna RookeR and Cea IMa dIva Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17

MAkennA ROOkeR And Relience

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17

MAkennA ROOkeR And GSF AMbienze Arabian english Pleasure JTR 14-17 Arabian Park JTR 17 & Under

Cea IMa dIva

Trained by Rushlow arabians

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RelIenCe

Trained by Rushlow arabians

GSF aMbIenze

Trained by Rooker Training Stable


nal contenders

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Noah ROOKER Noah RookeR aNd SR heReS JohNy half-arabian english Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under half-arabian Saddle Seat equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under UPha Challenge Cup Walk/Trot 10 & Under

SR HeReS JoHny

Trained by Select Show Horses Stable

Shawn, Carmelle, Makenna and Noah Rooker Tel 810.629.6169

E-mail carmelle@rookerts.com

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