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Faraa Al Shaqab
(Marwan al Shaqab x gw natorious Star) 2007 Stallion
Standing at Stud with MidweSt training Center
MidweSt trAining Center www.midwestarabian.com david Boggs - firstname.lastname@example.org nate white - email@example.com
2013 Filly (Faraa al Shaqab x Zt Magnalight by Zt Magnanimus) Bred & owned by alquimia arabians
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2013 Filly (Faraa al Shaqab x JJ Porsche by Magnum Psyche) Bred & owned by haras Mayed
2013 Colt (Faraa al Shaqab x JJ afartiti by Magnum Psyche) Bred & owned by haras Mayed
2013 Filly (Faraa al Shaqab x JJ Bella rose by Magnum Psyche) Bred & owned by haras Mayed
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Contents Issue 3 • Volume 43, No. 10 33
Oak Ridge Arabians—Vitorio Offspring Lights Up Scottsdale
Leaders Of The Times—Maasai PVF by Kara Larson
The 2013 Arabian Breeders World Cup Preview by Mary Kirkman
The International Arabian Market—Scott Benjamin Talks About What It Means To North American Horsemen by Mary Kirkman
2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show—Prestige And Fun In The Midst Of Rain And Mud by Kara Larson
Arabian & Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic by Sue Adams
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Results The 2012 Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards by Sue Adams
2012 National Halter Leaders In Memoriam: Bazy Tankersley by Mary Kirkman
Strike (1981-2013) by Kara Larson
Mr. Cognac Bey (1983-2012) by Connie Odegard
Las Rosas Arabians’ Excalibur EA by Anne Stratton
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On The COver:
Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique), owned by Oak ridge Arabians.
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Comments From The Publisher
Calendar Of Events
Index Of Advertisers
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Publisher Lara Ames
Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee
From The Publisher
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Happy Spring! What a beautiful three weeks it was, spending time in the Arizona desert with the beautiful Arabian horse, and all of the Arabian horse enthusiasts that gathered to share their passion and love for this wonderful creature. Despite a few not so sunny days, it was wonderful to feel and see the energy and enthusiasm in the Arabian horse industry. You were hearing dollar amounts on horses being sold in all price ranges, and the quality of horses at the show were simply amazing. So, we put another show in the record books and we jump into spring with the hope that our future stars will be born and making their big coming-out party next year in Scottsdale. To all of you, Happy Spring! I hope you enjoy this wonderful upcoming season with the hope and awe these wonderful Arabians bring!
Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher
2013 ScottSdale ReSeRve JunioR champion champion colt colt aaoth with danny GRoSSman SSman
Calvintino Sra Sired by
Stone Ridge ARAbiAnS • dan and Maureen grossman • FOR VIDEOS CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org www.MidwestArabian.com Volume 43, No. 10 | 9
The Ultimate Destination.
Scottsdale Success! 10 | ArAbiAn Horse Times
Presenting ... the Fabulous Five MAgnuM PsyChe
Scottsdale *Supreme Champion Halter Horses “Click on” MidwestArabian.com for your future opportunities.
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The Promise of (QR Marc x Petia)
Poseidon WA Isabella WA, by Sir Fames HBV
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Portia WA Charissa ESA, by Ames Charisma
Filly Bella Vita, by Psytanium
Poetica MA Romanticaa, by Magnum Psyche
Emmanuel MTC Gwyndalynn, by Magnum Psyche
Portia WA Charissa ESA, by Ames Charisma
Emmanuel MTC Gwyndalynn, by Magnum Psyche
. . is Real.
Filly Bella Vita, by Psytanium
Sir Pogroma APA Angellinah WLF, by Sir Fames HBV
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ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire
Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion WCAHA All Star Futurity AEPA Enrolled Sire
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B ACK ,ENOIR #ITY 4. s 4RAINER -IKE -ILLER s CELL
CONSISTENT QUALITY, RELIABLE RESULTS.
Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi
U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Region 12 Spotlight Stallion 3COTTSDALE 3IGNATURE 3TALLION s !%0! %NROLLED 3IRE 16 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
Baskghazi x On Tulsa Time
Baskghazi x Afires Quintina
Baskghazi x HF Ariana
Baskghazi x GC Madamolselle
Baskghazi x HF Ariana
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2013 Scottsdale S TAC H O W S K I FA R M
Sure Fire Redemption
A Fireekin Fortune
DC One Man Show
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Owned by Smoky Mountain Park Arabians
Owned by Helen Lacey Reed
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SURE FIRE REDEMPTION
KD KROWN JULLYEN
Owned by Jeri Smith
Owned by Elvin Berkheimer
Owned by Bridgette Atwood
FYRE AND BRIMSTONE
GOBLET OF FIRE
Owned by A & M Arabians
Owned by Mike or Joyce Micallef
Owned by Karen Kelder
NUTCRACKER SWEET PF
DC ONE MAN SHOW
BR HEIR AFIRES
Owned by 6D Ranch
Owned by Mary Mag Wilson
Owned by Lois Skeeles
Reserve Champions MJM AMERICAN GIRL
BORNE THIS WAY
Owned by Nicole and Lori Larson
Owned by Jeri Smith
Owned by Helen Lacey Reed
BL SMOOTH CRIMINAL
Owned by Brenda Lavette
Owned by Bridgette Atwood
A FIREEKIN FORTUNE
Owned by Bryan Grossman
Owned by Lori and Nicole Larson
Owned by A&M Arabians BEBOPALOOZA
Owned by Christian and Laurie Martens
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18 Championships 9 Reserve Championships 36 Top Ten Wins
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Fyre And Brimstone
Borne This Way
BR Heir Afires
Goblet Of Fire
MJM American Girl
KD Krown Jullyen
Congratulations to new owners 1. AFIRE OF ROSES MB
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Darcy Stewart, Oklahoma 7. BREAK YOUR HEART LOA
Kimberly Jarvis, Ohio 8. CW STEPPENWOLF
Sarah Thomas /John & Janet Thomas 9. HB CASHBAR
Loraine Davis, Iowa 10. CP CARRINGTON
Beth Whelihan, Washington
11. DANTE AFIRE
Greg Crosmer, California 12. EMERALD V
Thomas Kirk, Denmark 13. FYRE AND BRIMSTONE
Bryan & Joanne Grossman, Kentucky 14. GLITZI GAYNOR
Andrew & Leslie Garvis, Florida 15. HIGH SPEED CONNECTION
Amber Taylor, Utah 16. HOT AIR
Dazzo Arabians, New Mexico 17. HOT RODDER PF
Deborah Halverson, California 18. HS IAMTHE WARRIOR
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S i r e O f Th e Y e a r . . .
BaskeAfire Afire Bey V x Mac Baske
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2012 ... another year of success! sire of winners of 25 national championships 14 national reserve championships 98 national top ten awards at u.s., canadian and youth nationals
Thank you to everyone voting for Baske Afire. What an honor to be nominated and an even greater honor to be chosen from such a great group of stallions!! We are very proud of his amazing offspring and herald his legacy as a sire. â€” Barbara Chur
Strawberry Banks Farm Barbara Chur, owner ~ Brian Murch, trainer ~ cell: 716.983.3099 716.652.9346 ~ East Aurora, New York email@example.com www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com
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Arabian Celebration Championship Show September 18-21, 2013 • Louisville, Kentucky
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Seminars, Clinics, Stallion Row Gala Opening Party at Churchill Downs
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Like the Emperor who re-united the Roman Empire...
Rough Justice | Magnums Mai Tai by Magnum Psyche Bred by Vicki & Doug Niles, Arabians by Design SCID & CA Clear Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Nominated Stallion
He will re-unite the World! H 28 | ArAbiAn Horse Times
MAGNUM PSYCHE VONA SHER-RENEA
ROUGH JUSTICE NADIR I
NADJANA BINT NADIR NIRVANA
PADRONS PSYCHE A FANCY MIRACLE
MAGNUMS MAI TAI TWISTAFATE JB
AC ETERNALLY YOURS BP MISS FORTUNE
In searching for something new, something exciting that would be a great out cross for the mares of today’s pedigree. I wanted a horse that was not only unique in Genotype but Phenotype as well. Not an easy feat. There is a National Champion born every year, but not what I would consider to be a game changer. Not something that would help to redefine the industry. Those horses are not born every year or even any decade as we have seen with some of the truly great stallions. A longtime friend and well respected horse woman, Kristi Waters, shared with me information about a colt in Iowa, that was bred and owned by Vicki Niles of Arabian By Design. After numerous pictures and multiple videos, I decided to fly out and see this 3 ½ month old colt . Once I arrived at Arabians by Design, Vicki opened the barn door and there stood this colt. He took 3 steps out and instantly I knew This colt was the one. From first sight I knew my search was finally over. Arrangements were made and the colt was on his way to Rohara Arabians in Orange Lake, FL. A colt like this needed a great name. After much research and wanting to keep the ABD prefix to honer his breeder, it was found. Justinian, an ancient Byzantine Emperor who reunited ancient Rome. He now had the perfect name for a horse that I feel will reunite and redefine the breed. Plans were made for Justinian to attend the 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse show. Unfortunately this was not to be. Justinian came down with Pneumonia and at one time was close to death, after 3 weeks at the clinic and treating Justinian personally four times a day around the clock he rallied and made a full recovery. As every dark cloud has a silver lining, this created a great bond between “Justin” and myself. With everything this colt had gone through, he would still let me put his halter on while lying down. He would place his head in my lap and just wanted to be loved. Justinian has a very unusual and special personality. I have never seen a horse that is so charismatic and showy, with a tail over the back attitude, that can be so calm and gentle to deal with. Justinian is a very unique horse, not only in his physical attributes but his mental ability as well. Just with a few photos on some social networks, the popularity of this colt slowly started to grow. At four months old I was getting breeding requests. Once I arrived home from the Scottsdale show we had a photo shoot with friend, Brandy Phillips. A few visitors came to the farm to see Justinian and the word started to spread about Justinian and it has caught like wild fire. Breedings to Justinian are selling like hot cakes, amazing for a horse that is only eight months old. Roxann Hart, owner of Rohara Arabians, recommended that I close the book on Justinian for 2014. I had to close his 2014 book, as he is a June foal and we do not want to overload him at the young age of two. Even after closing his 2014 book, requests are still pouring in and we are now booking for 2015 . Never in all my years in this industry have I ever seen such interest in a colt that has never been shown and is less than one year of age. The breeders who are choosing ABD Justinian, are booking him for their top mares, National Champion Mares, Aristocrat mares and National Champion Producing mares. I along with many others, have felt that our industry needed something new and something fresh, something to be excited about. That time has come and that horse is ABD Justinian. I look forward with great anticipation to the 2013 US Nationals when I will have the great honor of leading this magnificent colt into the yearling colt class at the US Nationals. 30 | ArAbiAn Horse Times
photos and design by Brandy Phillips
Joe Alberti 610.972.9628 email@example.com Thank you to all the owners and breeders for believing in a dream and choosing Justinian for their 2014 breeding season. His book is now closed - accepting 2015 bookings. Volume 43, No. 10 | 31
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One Word . .
(DA VAlentino x Sol nAtique, by SolStice) owned by
oak Ridge aRabians â€˘ FReepoRt, illinois
“To HRH Sheikh Ammar, we are so very proud and extend our heartfelt thanks to you for the confidence you have shown in Vitorio by adding his daughter “Bella Vitorio” to your world class collection of special mares at Ajman Stud. We wish you great success with your champion daughter!” —Janey Morse
2012 Arabian Breeder Finals Gold Champion Weanling Filly
(Vitorio TO x Anna Marie BHF) Scottsdale Grand Champion Junior Filly Unanimous Champion Arabian Classic Yearling Filly of January 1 - April 15 owned by: HRH Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuami • Ajman Stud
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2012 Arabian Breeder Finals Top Five Weanling Filly
(Vitorio TO x Raherra) Reserve Champion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Yearling Filly owned by Oak Ridge Arabians • Freeport, Illinois • www.OakRidgeArabians.com
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Victoria Principal M
2012 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Yearling Filly 2012 World Cup Class Champion Yearling Filly 2012 Canadian National Reserve Champion Filly 2012 Arabian Breeder Finals Silver Champion Filly
(Vitorio TO x Diamond Of Versace) Top Ten Scottsdale Signature Stallion Classic 2-Year-Old Arabian Filly ATH Top Ten Arabian Classic 2-Year-Old Filly owned by: Marino Arabians â€˘ Anthony, Denise, Britanny and AJ Marino â€˘ Birmingham, Alabama
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The Big Bopper
(Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS) Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Half-Arabian Classic Gelding Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Classic Yearling Gelding & Colt Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Classic Yearling & 2-Year-Old Gelding AAOTH Scottsdale Unanimous Grand Champion Half-Arabian Classic Gelding AAOTH owned by Oak Ridge Arabians • Freeport, Illinois • www.OakRidgeArabians.com Volume 43, No. 10 | 37
Thank you to, Dagmar Gordiano, for a tremendous job of training and presenting The Godfather.
2012 Region 14 Champion H/A Colt 2012 U.S. National Champion H/A Yearling Colt 2012 U.S. Reserve National Champion H/A Junior Colt 2012 Iowa Gold Star Reserve Champion H/A Yearling Colt
(Vitorio TO x SH Sebella) Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Classic Two-Year-Old Gelding Unanimous Grand Champion Half-Arabian Gelding JTH Scottsdale Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Classic Gelding 3 Years & Under JTH owned by: Richard and Justine Goodrow â€˘ Manchester, NH
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2012 Top Ten Arabian Breeder Finals SSS Yearling Fily 2012 Top Ten Iowa Gold Star Yearling Filly
(Vitorio TO x LM Olivia) Top Ten Scottsdale Signature Stallion Classic 2-Year-Old Arabian Filly ATH
owned by Oak Ridge Arabians • Freeport, Illinois • www.OakRidgeArabians.com
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"Thank you, Janey, for your friendship and your generosity. We wish you continued success with Vitorio TO, we are so proud to have bred him". —Ed and Maureen Horton
Vitorio TO Secret (Vitorio TO x TN Katiki, by Versace)
Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Classic Yearling Filly of January 1 - April 15
(Vitorio TO x DA Shahnia, by Bey Shah) 2012 Scottsdale Top Ten Yearling Colt Open & Scottsdale Signature Stallion
Vitorio Secret to & Shahkil to are aVailable for purchaSe, inquirieS inVited owned by Thirteen Oaks • Ed and Maureen Horton • Blountville, Tennessee & Scottsdale, Arizona 423-323-4905 farm • 423-677-3301 mobile
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Being bred to Vitorio for 2014 foal
Stival x Queen adiamondS, by magnum PSyche â€˘ 2010 Filly
2013 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Mare ATH owned by: Les and Diane Van Dyke Chandler, Minnesota contact
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(Vitorio TO x Rohara Mademoiselle)
2013 Half-Arabian filly half-sister to National Champion Beni TG
Available for your consideration, Rohara Mademoiselleâ€”Canadian National Champion, U.S. National Reserve Champion and Multi-Regional Champion Contact Midwest: www.MidwestArabian.com owned by Todd and Glena Weegens â€˘ Freeport, Illinois
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United States National Champion • Canadian National Champion Scottsdale Supreme Champion Half-Arabian • Iowa Gold Star Champion
(DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle)
Welcomes her half-sister by Vitorio
Champion Half-Arabian Classic 2-Year-Old Filly Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Half-Arabian Classic Filly Unanimous Grand Champion Half-Arabian Classic Mare AAOTH Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Classic Yearling & 2 Year Old Filly AAOTH Champion Half-Arabian Filly & Mare JTH Scottsdale Grand Champion Half-Arabian Filly 3 Years & Under JTH
owned by Todd and Glena Weegens • Freeport, Illinois
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and his harem ...
*rahere x *Dyna hCF
AlmAnArA DT CAJun PrinCESS OrA
mirage lm x my Choice ElS
magnum Psyche x louisiana
magnum Psyche x Gigi Jubask
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AnnA MArie BHF
Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah ownd in partnership by Marino Arabians and Oak ridge Arabians
KM Bugatti x TA Jihana Bey ownd in partnership by Marino Arabians and Oak ridge Arabians
star oF GaisHea
Wn ultimate star x Gaishea
Fausto CrH x Cerenephantasy
*Padron x Wn Boneata
ora Lady Gina
Magnum Psyche x LC athina
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(DA VAlentino x Sol nAtique, by SolStice)
He was beautiful from the start! “A truly great stallion is much more than a successful show horse. A great stallion must be able to consistently pass on his genetic strengths as a sire, and Vitorio sons and daughters are now proving that he indeed sires Champions!” —Robin Hopkinson
“Vitorio TO is the most fashionable American-bred Arabian horse in the industry today. His breeding potential shines more every year as his babies win in the show ring. Vitorio TO is the ‘now’ genetic source we need in Europe. His babies from 2013 in Poland are a great success.” —Gerald Kurtz
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"The quality of Vitorio's first crop of foals and showring successes they have achieved puts Vitorio in line with some of the greatest breeding stallions of the past. Ironically, more than one of those sires appear in his pedigree." — Bob Boggs
"Looking back ... Vitorio captivated my heart—from the moment I laid eyes on him when he was just a yearling—together with Don Morse at a presentation in Scottsdale. Vitorio absolutely knows that he was born to be great ... above and among others. Today, he might very well be on his way to setting a show record greater than any stallion ever has in the Arabian breed, having already garnered five National and International halter championships, all before the age of four.
Janey and Buck
Andy and Vitorio
Vitorio stands tall with huge, dark eyes, and an amazing long neck with perfect shape and delicate throat latch. From what I have seen thus far, Vitorio is a sire of extraordinary merit and even greater potential. I'll go on record today adding to his accolades and his list of accomplishments the term Genetic Giant!" —David Boggs Midwest Training Centre
Thank you, Javan Schaller and Carmin Pinkstaff, for all of your support and fabulous photos..— Janey My sincere thanks and appreciation to Wayne Anderson, for caring and sharing your wonderful talents and neverending pursuit of excellence. You are appreciated! —Janey
“We watched with great excitement, Vitorio TO’s 5 national championships, not only because we love the family which owns him, but for the kind of horse he is. We waited with anticipation, to see his performance as a sire, and not only did he reach our expectations, but surpassed them. Bella Vitorio is a clear example that he can produce outstanding athletic horses with over-the-top neck and shoulders— extreme individuals.” —Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes
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2012 U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Colt
(Da Vinci FM x Rosa La Valentina) Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion Arabian Classic 2-Year-Old Colt ATH shown by AJ Marino
Princess Laetitia d'Arenberg â€˘ Florida, Uruguay www.lasrosasarabians.com
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The only son of *Ali Jamaal out of the beautiful Jullye El Ludjin standing at stud in the world.
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Maasai PVF by Kara Larson
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The month of March in the 2013 Arabian Horse Times calendar features a promising young stallion in Maasai PVF (Maserati WR x Alora Gold NBW). Bred and owned by Ann and Punch Benson (pictured below) of Minnetrista, Minn., the fouryear-old stallion shows versatility in his range of training from halter to performance and also prompts anticipation in his breeding future. When Ann was proposed the challenge of describing Maasai in just five words, she aptly called him, a “force to be reckoned with,” and with this neat, yet powerful summation, the promise of a bright future unfolds before the young stallion. As the proud breeder and owner of Maasai, Ann has known the stallion since day one, and so, has many great memories. “When he was born, he was so upright that we often wondered if he ever put his head down. I have this memory of him, just a few days old, where he looked like a little periscope peering over the stall door—brimming with curiosity. My other favorite memory was when Jeff showed him at the Iowa Gold Star in the yearling class. My husband and I weren’t able to go down to the show, so we watched it on the live stream. As we watched, we had the unique opportunity to see that as the camera panned to the wide shot of the audience, all eyes were glued on our horse. I knew we had something special. We, of course, will also never forget his unanimous 5-judge win at the 2012 Scottsdale Show, as the announcer excitedly said, “he has the look of eagles.” Trainer Jeff Schall, too, speaks volumes of this young stallion. “Maasai embodies the look that modern-day breeders are attempting to achieve: stretch, beauty, balance, charisma and temperament. He undoubtedly stands out no matter the venue. There have been countless times during and after a competition that people have told us how amazing he looked, which is always great to hear. There’s just this pure energy that Maasai exudes when he enters a ring. His presence never fails to make all of our hearts skip a beat!” There is a unique facet of Maasai that deserves attention— his abilities as a performance horse. “We’ve always had him at Shada, although, there is a new twist,” shares Ann. “Right now, he is with Sarah Paripovich, working in the long lines and under saddle. We don’t know exactly the direction he will go, but Sarah’s position is to let him show us where
2012 Unanimous Champion Scottsdale Signature 2-Year-Old Colt.
his strengths lie, making sure that nothing is rushed in the process. We were also unsure of how he might act at a different training barn, but we were happy to find that he is still very kind and quiet. He has never bellowed at any mare, although Sarah has told me that when a chestnut walks down the aisle, he knickers a bit. So, we’ve determined that he likes chestnuts.” Of course, for a stallion today, there is more to consider than what happens in training or in the show ring. As the Benson’s and Jeff look past the ribbons and trophies and into the breeding possibilities of Maasai, Jeff addresses his potential. “We are excited, literally beyond words, as we anticipate the outstanding foals due to be born this spring. If, as we predict, he stamps his undeniable look in his progeny, the future will be oh so bright!” As Maasai enters the breeding sphere of his life, the Benson’s look forward to the variety and possibility he will offer their breeding program. “He’s a breeding stallion, but you would never know it by his demeanor. Beyond his gentle attitude and personality, our feeling is that he has the whole package—beauty, talent, charisma, and athleticism. We hope that he is able to pass these same traits to his babies, which is something that is very important to our breeding program, because we believe that horses should be able to be ridden as well as shown in-hand. It is a huge testament to Jeff and a tribute to our program that our horses are successful in the halter ring and then able to go into the performance ring afterward—form to function at its best—an attribute that we hope to continue with Maasai joining our program.” n Volume 43, No. 10 | 55
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The 2013 A Ar abian Breeders World Cup preview W by M a r y K i r K M a n
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n 2007, when the Arabian Horse Breeders Alliance inaugurated its World Cup Show, one of its goals was to attract international participation—and in a stunningly short time, it was successful. It is now as much a fixture on global Arabian horse calendars as it is in North America. This year’s edition will be April 18-21, 2013, at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, and for its organizers, the challenge at this point is just meeting the high expectations of their supporters. So, while the popular framework of the show remains the same, each year sees change and innovation.
Judging The Championships This year, one “tweak” is in the selection of champions. In the past, all the classes except the supreme championships have been tabulated using numerical scores, and that practice will continue. In Sunday’s finals, however, the judges selected their winners by comparison, with the Gold Champion in each event required to come from “the first row,” the winners of the previous classes. Beginning in 2013, the judges will have the option of considering all the horses competing in each supreme championship for Gold Champion when conferring the Sunday titles. “We felt that in a system like ours, especially since we have different judges judging each class and then they all come back in the championships, it was only fair to take a fresh look at the whole class,” explains Scott Bailey, a member of AHBA’s Board of Directors. The idea is that the previous days are all about the breeding classes, using the scoring system to evaluate the horses as individuals against an ideal, with the result a selection of the most qualified competitors for the finals on Sunday. “The championship day should be new,” he says, “and nobody should anticipate who’s going to be winning.” It is true, he adds, that conformation does not change, but movement and attitude might, which could alter the complexion of the class, especially if the decision between the top two horses in a preliminary was a close one. In years past, the biggest titles sometimes became predictable.
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“When you know that the champion is going to come from the first row,” he says, “and you knock out that second place horse who might have been almost equal with the first horse, then very often it’s obvious who is going into the championship with an advantage. This way, it is especially exciting because the crowd cannot necessarily predict who the champions will be. Let’s have a horse show and let’s have a good time!”
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The Legacy yearLing FuTuriTy cLasses The other new development in 2013 is the introduction of the Legacy Yearling Futurity classes. When the ABHA Futurity was begun five years ago, entries were limited to two per nominated stallion, one from a breeding purchased at the AHBA Vegas Stallion Service Auction and one nominated by the stallion owner. This year will see the new Legacy Futurity, which is open to any foal by a nominated stallion, so long as the foal was nominated by December 31 of the year of its breeding. The Legacy Futurity is for amateur handlers only. “It is similar to the Scottsdale Signature program,” says AHBA Board Member Bob North, but notes that there are significant differences as well. This year, the Legacy colts and fillies will show in the same classes as the regular amateur-to-handle yearlings. “Because we use a point system, it’s easy to rank every horse in that class from first to last, and then we will award separate prizes. The yearling that wins the class may or may not be a Legacy horse. If it is, then it will get two sets of trophies and ribbons,
one for the regular class and one for the Legacy class. Or, let’s say the highest-scoring Legacy horse turns out to be second in the class; that horse would get a second place ribbon for the regular class, and the champion ribbon and money associated with the Legacy program.” This year, North says, prize money of approximately $12,000 to $15,000 will be available in each of the two classes. Next year, plans call for Legacy classes with essentially the same payouts to be on the schedule for 2-year-olds. And since the 2013 figures are based on the 150 mare nominations ABHA received a year and half ago, when the program was announced, they are expected to rise as the program gains in popularity. “What is really exciting is that when you have a vision and you execute it, you really don’t know when you set out whether or not it’s going to work,” observes Jeff Sloan, Chairman of the AHBA Board of Directors. “The exciting part of the Vegas show is that it worked—people come from all over the world. It means something to win a title at the World Cup.” ■
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The International Arabian Market
Scott Benjamin Talks About What It Means To North American Horsemen by Mary Kirkman
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The story for the past several years in halter circles has been that
if you want to sell a horse for mega-bucks, you look to the foreign market. The Europeans, the residents of the Middle East and Gulf
region, the South Americans, the Australians—all have been major buyers of Arabian halter horses, and all are appreciated in the
American marketplace. But how big and how forceful is foreign demand? How can American breeders understand it and better benefit from it?
For answers, Arabian Horse Times went to Scott Benjamin, of
Benjamin Equine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. A judge, breeder, consultant and longtime observer of the global Arabian horse
community, Benjamin enjoys a client list that is an international who’s who in horses. For more than half a decade, his frequent flyer miles have skyrocketed as he has visited some of the world’s finest Arabians—and successful owners—on their home turf.
Is the international market an important part of the financial future for American halter breeders? You bet, he says. But the money is only the beginning of what it has to offer.
In your opinion, where is the foreign market now for Arabian horses, and how strong is it? Just based on economics worldwide, I think there has been a shift of global influence monetarily to the Middle East. Every major economist will tell you that. The Middle East is driving the market right now. Throughout the Middle East and the Gulf—and that includes Saudi Arabia, where there are lots of new buyers, the Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Israel, even Jordan—there is a rapidly expanding market. The center of power, I would say, really revolves around the countries in the Gulf. There also has been a big demand in Egypt; that’s cooled off a bit, which is not surprising with the political instability there right now, but there’s a huge groundswell of new breeders that want to be involved with the Arabian horse in Egypt. And the South Americans also have been in a position in the last two or three years to buy a lot of horses. With regard to the Middle East, the fact that the money is now in the hands of people who have a great interest in the Arabian horse is a wonderful thing. I think if that money were to shift to Africa, for instance, or to China (which I think it eventually will) or India, that would put us at more of a disadvantage in promoting the Arabian horse. It’s an interesting time to market horses worldwide. I have seen a trend, in the last decade at least, in terms of quantity and quality. It is more expensive to raise and breed horses in the more developed areas of the world like North America and Europe, so there has been a decline in the number of horses bred. At the same time, places like Brazil have been revitalized in terms of wanting to bring in new blood, and the demand in some of the more emerging markets—like Ecuador, Colombia and Uruguay—has increased. I think the biggest challenge we face in marketing is the fact that there are now more players that would like to play at the top level in our breed, and there are not enough horses to supply that market. Volume 43, No. 10 | 71
North American breeders are pretty familiar with European and South American interests, but significant attention from the Middle East is newer. How big is that market? It totally has surprised me in the last two to three years how many new players have emerged on the scene in places like Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and Egypt. I think we have the view that our world has a limited capacity and that there is a finite number of buyers; there really is not a finite number of buyers. There is a tremendously large number of people out there who want to be involved with the Arabian horse. We need to go out and identify them—and we need to let the Arabs, through their own enthusiasm, help to fuel that market by creating more buyers not only in their own backyard, but around the world.
What is driving the interest in the Middle East? There are a couple of things causing this. The wealthy or well-to-do Arab has now really become the international traveler of choice. It is no longer a Japanese or German; it’s the Arab, and they are everywhere, all around the world. So, a larger number of people around the Middle East now have a significant disposable income and are exposed to more of a Western way of things happening. I think that partly because Islam can be a restrictive religious lifestyle, let’s say, the Arabian horse and the way we enjoy it worldwide is an outlet, a release, for them. They are incredibly competitive and they love a good gamble, and a horse show for them satisfies both of those needs; there’s a gamble in terms of spending a lot of money on a horse, but they may or may not win at the show. They are dramatically euphoric when they win and just as dramatically dejected when those horses lose on an international scale. They like that excitement. And they appreciate the Arabian horse in a way that I don’t think we really can. We appreciate it for what it brings to our lives, but I don’t think we think of it as ‘this particular breed of horse was instrumental in the survival of my ancestors to create me and my children and our legacy today.’ They do. It’s significant to them. It’s a special bond. In the end, as we reflect on this decades later, I hope that we see it as an important shift in how we appreciate the Arabian horse, and what it means to the impact the horse has worldwide.
How do you see the Middle Eastern market changing as time goes on? I don’t think their interest in it is short-term, but they do have a short-term mindset in terms of winning; they want something that can win right now for them. Only now are some of the great studs deciding to take these fantastic horses that they bought and create the next generation of significance, which is great. It’s true that if they start to breed their own horses that they win with, there will be a diminishing need for them to buy horses from somewhere else—but always know that the more involved they are, the more interest they create in their own area.
What role does Europe now play internationally? ECAHO, even though it means European Commission of Arabian Horse Organizations, still governs what happens for the most part in the Middle East. There has been some conflict, and there are some shows and organizations that are acting outside of ECAHO, but I think they’re learning how to get along now. It was inevitable that that was going to happen, because the Arab people think differently than Europeans do. They look at the world from a different perspective. 72 | ArAbIAn HOrSE TIMES
Europe’s role worldwide is not insignificant at all. There are fewer breeders now, but there are still significant breeders, like the state studs—the Poles are certainly still breeding great horses that matter—and the private studs, like Marieta Salas and Hans Nagel. And there are still buyers in Europe, although not as many, and lots of agents and trainers.
You have been involved with the AHBA World Cup since its inception. What do you think it does best to attract international participation? And why did the World Cup target horsemen from other countries? I think the first thing that the World Cup committee did right was they picked a venue that was appealing to people on a broad basis. It was easy to attract people to Vegas. The second smart move is that they constructed a show that was familiar to the international crowd, based on the shows in Europe and in the Middle East. (Scottsdale is amazing and you can see the Arabian horse doing absolutely everything, but for the majority of international people, it’s too much.) We went to great expense and effort to make sure that they had a chance to sit together, and to mingle and be part of a greater community. We brought in the sense of community there is in Europe and the Middle East, but with a North American welcome. We wanted to create an opportunity to showcase the North American horse to an international market because it was losing some favor. The World Cup has been a tremendous marketing opportunity for North American breeders; it has exposed a lot of international people to the broad range of trainers and breeders, and all of the things that are available here in North America. I think it’s done its job of making the world a smaller place, in a good way.
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Has the success of the World Cup influenced other shows? The influence of the World Cup around the world, and that model, has been extremely significant. I think it’s changed Scottsdale, which to me is like— wow, we were never attempting to do that. But Scottsdale realized some of the things that the World Cup was doing right in attracting international people and international-style horses, and created an international class weekend. (And I think there are ways to make that even better, such as popping the international classes out in the second weekend as well. That would make it easier to bring the international halter people in for five days, because 11 days is a long time for them to enjoy any event, anywhere in the world.) The World Cup also has influenced the role of young horses. We’ve always had great numbers of yearlings, and the idea that the World Cup gives a separate yearling championship has now spread like wildfire across the world. Nearly every major show now does a yearling championship instead of just a junior championship. We have more international judges here now too, and I think that’s wonderful. We’ve been taking for granted that we as North American judges get invited all over the world, but we would never do the same favor and invite those qualified people back here. Now that exchange is going back and forth. The Egyptian Event has been doing it for years, and now every other major halter show in the country—the World Cup, Scottsdale, the Breeder Finals, and the U.S. Nationals—has at least one international judge. By our bringing the world home to us, the world has taken the best of what’s here out to them. There is an interconnectedness now; I think we’ve never felt so close to each other nor enjoyed each other’s activities as much as we do now. If you had told me 10 years ago that we would regularly be attending events in places like Saudi Arabia and the Emirates and Kuwait, I would have told you, you were crazy. And now we have a calendar that revolves around an international set of events.
As the Arabian horse becomes more at home in many parts of the world, its owners inevitably are traveling more. Please talk about the potential for friendships that can result from this common interest. The Arabian horse has always facilitated the opportunity to expand our relationships with other people. Horses definitely expanded my world as a young man simply because they took me out of my small community—but the majority of the people that I met until I started traveling overseas were people that shared a lot of the same values that I have. Many years ago, we as Americans were a very homogenous group (more so than we are now), but we learned about different people from other parts of the country and we gained a greater perspective on our world. Now, this horse provides an incredible opportunity for us to begin to understand each other in a more global context. I think that’s never been more poignant than since 2001, as we have attempted to demonize Islam without really understanding it. I’m neither supporting nor opposing Islam in making that statement; I don’t have a strong feeling about it either way. But to demonize a religion based on the acts of a small number of people, and to demonize the thoughts and cultural traditions of a very large group of people worldwide without understanding what that means, is wrong. The Arabian horse, by taking us to other parts of the world and letting us interact with these people and understand them, has been fantastic. I think it provides an amazing opportunity for us to get along better worldwide. 74 | ArABIAN HorSE TIMES
[From my travels] I understand so much more not just about Arabs, but South Americans and North Africans and South Africans. And Europeans and Australians too, even though they seem familiar to us because they speak the same language and their traditions are similar. I don’t think we can ever underestimate the significance of this global breed in terms of our understanding and our ability to just get along. It’s amazing.
What do you see as the key aspects that matter most to international breeders, owners, and trainers for North American breeders who want to market their horses abroad? I think that the most important thing to do is, number one, to have a quality product. I can’t address that more emphatically with breeders, agents and trainers: whatever they’re trying to market internationally, it needs to be a classic Arabian. There has been lots of emphasis lately on crazy-looking heads and extreme this and that. In the end, it all comes back to that old Gladys Brown Edwards horse that everybody wants—a well-balanced horse that looks unquestionably Arabian in its silhouette every time you look at it. It needs to be that horse, with that magnificence about it that stops you in your tracks. It can’t just be about a crazy neck or a crazy anything, not even a crazy head, because in the end, that’s not enough. We will have things that we like more here in North America and they will have things that they like more in other parts of the world, but somewhere in the deepest core of who we are, we need to get back to the classic Arabian horse. n Volume 43, No. 10 | 75
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top tens. This show gathers people from all across the U.S., plus many other countries as well, all adding to the excitement of great competition and large classes. My favorite part of the show is seeing everyone we don’t get to see the rest of the year. Our clients like being able to show to several different panels of judges and they are always groups of great horsemen and women. The show is well organized and efficiently run, and for the most part has better weather that time of year than anywhere else. It is also the only time of the year we get to show outside.” When considering what sets the Scottsdale show apart from every other show in the world, you might find yourself saying, “Where to begin?” With Scottsdale comes a history and a legacy that is unmatched for the Arabian horse and better yet, with a Scottsdale champion comes honor and prestige that can only be realized after years of hard work and patience with our beloved Arabians. The Scottsdale show has everything—an ever-improving facility in WestWorld, a hard-working and dedicated staff, loyal trainers, exhibitors, owners, breeders, members of the outside community, vendors, and of course, at the core of it all, the best Arabian horses in the world. The 2013 show brought all the success of past years in the highly competitive classes, sales, breeding opportunities, and the fun of spending the week with close friends. In the following pages, you can read several accounts of the show from the people who know it best—trainers, judges, amateurs, committee members, and breeders.
Liz Bentley IIB Farms
“We took 11 horses to the show this year and we won eight championships, four reserve championships and 17
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“Also, in the changes made to the grounds, we liked the Equidome being enclosed. It quieted the arena down and made it warmer and wind free. Before, when there was bad weather, you couldn’t escape it. Now you can go to the Equidome to get warm; the day that the weather was cold and rainy, the stands were full and people stayed to watch the show, where in years past, they would have left. I also really liked how the exhibits were attached to the arena building and it flowed easily into both sides. Improvements and weather aside, I have to admit I love showing in Wendell arena because it is outside, and more often than not, on a gloriously sunny Scottsdale day, you simply can’t beat it.”
Midwest Training Centre “We had an incredibly exciting Scottsdale show full of big and special moments, and emotional wins by very special horses and happy owners. The “Dream Show” show was started off by our daughter, Emma, who showed on the youth halter day and won three grand champion awards with great competition in her classes. It’s really special to be a father and to see one of your
kids go out there and do so well—she was fabulous and Emma truly loves the horses. Her success started off the show for Midwest with a bang! One of the most special wins of the week went to the beautiful yearling filly, Bella Vitorio ORA who—sired by Vitorio TO, one of the leading sires at Midwest—won Scottsdale junior champion filly. Bred by Janey Morse, she was sold to HRH Sheik Ammar before the championship. Praise goes to Janey of Oak Ridge Arabians and Vitorio, for breeding one of the four major champions of Scottsdale—it’s a great feat.”
“The monumental win for us was that of *Pogrom, the newly crowned Scottsdale Supreme Halter Champion, which was a moment I’ll never forget. To have the opportunity to present a horse for the great breeders of Janów in Poland and director Dr. Marek Trela, is an experience of great pride and joy. I fell in love with Pogrom when I saw him as a yearling colt in Paris, and that’s where we first opened negotiations for the lease of Pogrom to Midwest. He has 90 foals coming this year; there’s a dozen currently on the ground and they’re just spectacular. Breeders are rebooking and rebreeding, so the reception for Pogrom is amazing. It felt like the entire fairgrounds was there to see the four-year-old stallion class and Pogrom entered the tent like six tigers by the tail—very vibrant and full of himself. A great show horse—very kind and goodminded—Pogrom has the structure to be a racehorse and is a great athlete, all while having the beauty that is so important in halter competition today. The “eyes of the world” are on Pogrom, and I’m just honored to be at the end of his lead.” “As for the Scottsdale show in general, it is the largest and the best halter show in the world, which means that it attracts breeders from all over the globe. People enjoy seeing all the new, young horses and they get this opportunity at Scottsdale. To enjoy the youngsters outside in the sunshine of Wendell Arena is always very special. Even though we did have a little rain this year, for the most part it was fabulous. This show is the place to kick off the year and it creates an excitement and electricity that no other show has. It’s also important because it’s the beginning of the breeding season.” David Boggs and Marek Trela, director of Janow Podlaski State Stud.
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auction class. For me, “Macy” is a horse you dream about. She is easy to fall in love with and hard to forget.”
“Scottsdale is a unique show because of the diversity in its participants. You get people from all over the world competing at, and watching Scottsdale; it’s amazing. The people that put on this show every year do an amazing job and I am very thankful to them for it. In many ways, Scottsdale is very inspiring. Every year, it is the show you get to see many of the future superstars for the first time, and I am speaking of both halter and performance. There are so many well known and respected national champions today, that I can say, ‘I remember when I saw them in Scottsdale for the first time.’ I love it.”
This win was by far the most special for me of any I have ever had. Not only is “Macy” several generations of our breeding program, she was also conditioned, trained, clipped and presented by myself. Don’t get me wrong, I by no means take credit for her win, “Macy” led me to that win, not the other way around; I just tried to not get in her way too much! It was nice to show a horse that I knew so well. I tried my best, and she pulled us both through. I couldn’t be more proud of her.”
“My favorite part of this year’s show would have to be Mariabella WA’s unanimous championship in the SSS
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“The rest of the show was successful. We ended up with several top tens in halter and performance both. One of the many reasons I love our horses so much is they are beautiful enough to do halter, but are also athletic and trainable. I look forward to bringing both halter and
performance horses back for Scottsdale 2014!”
Katie Garland Garlands LTD
“ROL Divine Style, owned by Delsan Arabians’ Nancy DeLisi and Carol Sandusky is truly a once in a lifetime kind of horse. I am so fortunate to be able to have a horse of this caliber. Any young trainer dreams of having a horse like this, and I am incredibly lucky to have him in my life! I am also lucky that his owners went up to my dad one day and said, “I see how much Katie likes the English horses, do you mind if we invest in Katie’s future and buy her an English horse to train and build herself up as an English trainer?” My dad said he about died and just didn’t know what to say. And just like that, the search for my English horse began. We wanted to find a young horse that wasn’t broke yet, so I could start all on my own and show people that I made him. That’s when “Duke” came into my life. We saw a video of him as a 2-year-old after Nationals 2011 and called Dennis Wigren, who works for R.O. Lervick Arabians, and he told us about him. At Scottsdale 2012, we saw a video of him long-lining and we knew we had to have him. Having been in my life only one year now, he has already given me so many memories. Before “Duke”, if you would have asked me if I thought I would show in the Arabian English futurity at nationals and go reserve champion, and then go onto Scottsdale and win unanimously the Arabian English junior horse, I of course, would have assumed you were joking! I never thought I’d get an opportunity like this and I am truly grateful. My first Scottsdale championship win is a dream come true! “I love everything about the Scottsdale show! The weather is almost always sunny and warm, and even though you’re working, you can still enjoy yourself; it’s like a vacation
horse show. It is the big kick-off show for the beginning of the season, an all around fun horse show, and at the end of the day, shows should be fun!” “I showed a lot of different horses this year, ranging from western to hunter to English, but the English horses are truly my passion! The rush you get when you trot into the arena while everyone is yelling and cheering offers a feeling that is just indescribable!”
Arabian Horse Association of Arizona “It was a good show; it was just quite the bummer that it rained in the middle of it, but everybody was a good sport and we dealt with it accordingly. Speaking for the reining classes of the show, I think the competition gets better every year. I think that we’re breeding better and better horses and they’re becoming more competitive, good enough to compete against any reiner, not just Arabian reiners.” “It’s the biggest Arabian reining show of the year, and that’s mostly because of the futurities; our biggest class of the show this year was probably the Half-Arabian futurity. My
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favorite class is the Celebrity Slide because it’s fun to see trainers from other disciplines practice during the week, get nervous before they compete, and have fun doing it. It’s also great to see everybody—no matter what kind of Arabian horse you have—come down to the reining ring and have a good time together. Everybody intermingles and enjoys the show, and that’s what it’s all about. No matter what your horse does, it’s always great to get together and have a good time with friends and horses alike.” “I think that WestWorld is just going to continue to get better. It’s going to be a really awesome place to go show your horse. Eventually, no matter what kind
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of weather we have, it won’t affect a thing. There’s something like 250,000 people that come through the gates during the show. It’s a great way for people to get to see and interact with horses. For example, the first year that one of our big corporate sponsors came, they were highly involved in corporate packages with golf tournaments. It ended up that their group loved the show so much that they quit being corporate sponsors to the golf tournaments and they have increased their sponsorship for us. Their clients were actually fighting over the tickets to the show. These are all people that really don’t know anything about horses, but they love it. It’s fun to see people get excited, and it’s great sharing what we love with people, and having them love it too. That’s my favorite, seeing new people enthralled
by it all. And because there’s such a variety of horses and with all the disciplines at the show, there are a lot of different choices for people to watch and experience. Everybody can relate to something, which makes it kind of neat.”
North Arabians We always look forward to the yearling classes
especially. We love to see the young horses by all of the
various stallions presented by the different farms. When
it is sunny and warm, it is, of course, more enjoyable. They look so much better in the sunlight.
We love catching up with all the people. You are able to see friends from all over the world, catch up with
everyone, and just enjoy the ambiance of Scottsdale. My two aunts, who are in their late 80s, travel from
Missouri and Tempe every year for the show. They love watching the horses.
We were ecstatic with the winning Ever After foals. It makes us so proud as we bred his dam and Ever After too, so having our homegrown stallion be so successful is very gratifying as a breeder. We have seen some newborn foals by Ever After already this year that look to be potential contenders at Scottsdale next year, so that is also very exciting. All in all, just living, breathing, and experiencing so many beautiful Arabians for 10 days is a completely satisfying experience.
2013 Scottsdale Judge “When we talk about what makes Scottsdale special, it’s really the whole thing. The quality of the horses, the
number of spectators that Scottsdale draws in, and the breeders and owners alike that are there—for me, it’s just the best Arabian horse show in the world. There is so much history in Scottsdale for the Arabian horse— Scottsdale offers so much to every type of horse person. You have the halter or breeding audience, the performance, plus the reining and beyond. If you’re there just to do some shopping, there’s excellent shopping ranging from jewelry to buying a horse. There’s a lot happening at the show. As a judge, it is amazing to be able to stand in the middle of Wendell arena on Sunday morning of the halter championships with the best horses of the show. You can look around and see all of the people standing there, and in a lot of cases, a great deal of them don’t even own a horse and it is their first exposure to Arabian horses. It is also great having the opportunity to judge the young horses—the yearling fillies or colts, or the junior horses, in the arena. Having the first chance of the year to see those horses is incredibly exciting.” “The Scottsdale show can be a long week for the volunteers, owners, trainers, as well as the horses and the judges, but in the end, it is all absolutely worth it. You have people who have never had any exposure to Arabian horses and the Scottsdale association does such a great job through the promotion of the show outside of the horse community. They are able to draw in so many people that are not horse owners and when they’re exposed to the greatness of the Arabian horse, it makes it all worth it. At the end of the day, it is really an honor to be a part of the show by judging it—I would judge it every year if I had the opportunity! “For me, there were a few really impressive classes that stick out in my mind from the show. The yearling filly class was probably, in all the years that I have judged or been a spectator, as good as I’ve seen in a very long time. It was full of beautiful yearling fillies. And then the mare championship was just incredible; it was a great honor to be able to judge a mare like the champion mare. Also, I had the opportunity to judge the Half-Arabian western
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open, which was a great experience. The high level that those western horses were trained at, proved to be a great one in depth. The horses and trainers worked so well—I found it a great example of the prime competition and high quality classes at the Scottsdale show.”
Aria International “We had two horses at this year’s Scottsdale show and each won their classes: *Pogrom, who won champion stallion and supreme champion, and an
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Impresario filly that we purchased from the Mulawa program in Australia that placed first in the two-yearold junior filly class. They’re both really special in their own right. *Pogrom is a sensation here for lots of obvious reasons and has represented the famous Janów Podlaski Stud Farm in Poland very well. Having an association with the breeding program in Poland is an honor. Not many people get the opportunity to lease a horse from Poland, let alone be able to lease, arguably, the most important stallion in Poland right now. To have his care, promotion, and everything entrusted in my and David’s hands, is quite an honor. There is also the benefit that because we lease horses and bring them over here, breeders and enthusiasts here in the U.S. have gained access to some of the amazing breeding from Poland that otherwise, just wouldn’t be available to American breeders. The filly we own in a partnership with brand new owners/enthusiasts, which factored significantly into our plans at Scottsdale this year. To have these new owners come to Scottsdale to show a horse that we recommended and then to win in a very competitive class was particularly gratifying. It is positive for the breed at large because now they are sharing their experience with their circle of friends and are already talking about doing more themselves as well—it’s just a very positive thing all around.”
put, it’s the Scottsdale show. I’ve been coming to the Scottsdale show since 1982. My first few years in this business, I couldn’t even break into the top twenty, and now, over the last few years, I’ve been involved with horses that have won several champion stallion and mare titles, and most amazingly for me, the supreme championship three years in a row and four out of the last five years. So for me, being able to be part of the Scottsdale Show every year and to now be in the record books as competing so favorably with our horses, is the realization of my grandest dreams.”
“As for the Scottsdale show, it’s just the granddaddy of all the shows as far as I’m concerned. It has a great heritage and legacy, and winning carries such gravity because, simply Taryl O’Shea competing in the Celebrity Slide.
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Smoky Mountain Park Arabians “It would be hard to pick one favorite moment from the Scottsdale show because there were so many fun and exciting things that happened. Smoky Mountain Park won several top tens this year, mostly with farm-bred horses. It is fun to see the babies grow up and start to achieve their potential. Our stallion, The Renaissance, unanimously won the Arabian English pleasure stallions, and came back with an exhilarating performance in the Arabian English pleasure championship in the Equidome Friday night with Jim Stachowski aboard. Afterward, for a thrill, I took the opportunity to climb aboard The Renaissance. I was impressed that, though I am an amateur rider, The Renaissance was gentle enough for me to ride. I find that fascinating given his high-energy performance in his class. Riding The Renaissance reminds me that historically, Arabians were known to be as kind as they were spirited, and the ideal family show horse.” “Scottsdale has an energy, a history, and a tradition of excellence that draws the very best owners, trainers and Arabian horses year after year. It is a great chance to enjoy some winter sun while seeing some exciting young horses, and peek at the upcoming show season. It also is a good place to get a feel for the current market and the attitude of the industry, which really seemed to be up this year. At this Scottsdale, Mike and I were especially blessed to have spent some quality time with Gene LaCroix, an influential figure in Scottsdale’s illustrious past.” “We were excited to present our first Half-Arabian by Baskghazi, Baskghazillionheir SMP. He placed second, second, third, on the judges’ cards, barely missing reserve champion in the yearling Half-Arabian halter class. I won my first Scottsdale top ten ever, riding my Arabian country pleasure mare Tempani SMP and Mike rode Afire’s Sunset, in Half-Arabian country pleasure mare to a top ten placing. Chief Premonition SMP was top ten
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Jacque Thompson and The Renaissance.
Arabian country English pleasure open and lastly, Arias SMP was third in Arabian country English pleasure junior horse three and four year olds—a great show!”
Mike Whelihan Whelihan Arabians
“We brought 22 horses in total and ended up having a great show. We won three championships, in the 40 & Over, 55 & Over, and JOTR country pleasure divisions, a reserve championship, and 32 top tens—we’re very pleased with all our wins and rides!” “This year, I thought the competition was good as always, the enthusiasm was up, and there were, of
course, lots of entries, which is great to see. I think the thing that keeps us coming back year after year to Scottsdale is the fact that it forces us to get ready—a jump start to our show season. Secondly, it gets us into some, hopefully, nicer weather. And lastly, the greatest thing about Scottsdale is the fact that they do such a great job exposing it to the general public—people who don’t have horses, but love the show at any rate. I am always impressed by the number of people in the stands. It’s a fantastic sight.”
Janice McCrea Wight
Vice President Arabian Horse Association of Arizona “My favorite part of the Scottsdale Show is getting to see all my friends from around the world. Over the last thirtysome years, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of the most interesting people on the planet in Scottsdale, all gathered to see the best Arabian horses from around the world. I love the show and dedicate a good portion
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of my life helping to make it the event it has become, working with the most competent staff and Board for the last few years. The biggest success lies in our ability to remain innovative and not be afraid of change. The Scottsdale Signature Stallion program has brought many new amateur owners to be hands-on in the arena and not just a spectator. Every year, the horses and amateurs have improved and this is important for the future of the breed. We had a hundred horses entered in some of those classes, indicating an undeniable area of interest.” “Because the show is at the start of the breeding season, breeders from everywhere come to see the babies. Many decisions are made rail-side and the chatter in the crowd is all about the dream of breeding the next superstar. In the performance arena, riders are looking for new and improved mounts and youth riders are adding a year of maturity and hope for the fresh new season. This year in particular had a special vibe of excitement. I believe the long tradition of “Scottsdale” is the reason for the desire to reach the coveted goal of Scottsdale Champion. I know there is nothing like it. For decades, the significant stars of our breed got their start at Scottsdale.” I can remember going to my first Scottsdale show at McCormick Ranch in the mid-sixties and decided then that I was going to live in this glorious place. Scottsdale has grown, and the hotels and restaurants are world class. It is one of the leading tourist and meeting destinations in the nation. The weather is usually ideal and the people are friendly and helpful, and the shopping is beyond anyone’s dreams. There are so many farms that are located in town and the off-campus activities add to the
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lure of attendees from all over the world. This added bonus is unique to the show. “We have worked tirelessly with the City of Scottsdale to achieve the 43 million dollars worth of improvements. Upon completion, it will be one of the finest facilities in the country. I credit the dedication of the users, the foresight of city officials, and the competence of the WestWorld staff for the success. It was tough working around the construction, but the show went on because of the cooperation of everyone. Next year we can look forward to the completed project. The schedule always needs tweaking because of the multiple arenas and events. Every effort is always made to put the horses and exhibitors first. The weather is always a factor for us, even with so many covered arenas. Sooner or later you have to go outside. We now have many all-weather areas, but it does affect the gate attendance. It was good for jacket and horse blanket sales.” “I always have to thank the local TV stations and press for all the support they give my Media and Public Relations Committee. The TV crews were there from every station to promote the show and the Arabian horse. I appreciate all the willing exhibitors I grabbed to be on TV. Breed promotion is something we all have to take seriously if we want the popularity of the Arabian horse to grow. The fact that three to four hundred people showed up for the barn tours clearly indicates that there is huge interest in Arabian horses that deserves cultivation. Finally, I can’t say enough about our staff, headed by Taryl O’Shea, our President Jay Allen, the Board of Directors, the club members, and volunteers. Talent and expertise are always key to success.” n
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Arabian & Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic It’s Reining—Money, Excitement, Fun And More! by Sue AdAmS
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he Arabian Reining Horse Association’s (ARHA) 2013 Scottsdale Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic scores perfect marks in the record books for prize monies, favorite part of the show, continued growth and future promise, along with excitement and fun for everyone. Opening weekend saw a group of talented youth competitors zealously embracing the Wells Fargo Advisors Arena as the best place for high-energy action and camaraderie. First time reining competitor, Keeley Clark, with her father Mark Miller, summed up expectations for all, “I just want to have a lot of fun,” she laughed.
Freestyle Reining winners Kim Niven and HH Charmed N Color, riding to “Girl On Fire”.
Fun it was on Monday afternoon in the Equidome with a new class added to the lineup, Freestyle Reining—reining maneuvers performed to the rider’s choice of music. Kim Niven painted some flames on HH Charmed N Color and rode to Girl On Fire. Kim’s delight was infectious, “I took something off my bucket list,” she exclaimed. “Can’t wait until next year!” Fun continued that evening as the ARHA “Celebrity Slide” event lived up to its spirited and competitive reputation. This year’s event attracted acclaimed performance trainers to become novice reiners, sliding and spinning before an enthusiastic audience. A Calcutta-style auction of these novices paired with their reining trainers added some $13,000 to the excitement with a portion of funds benefiting the ARHA and the remainder going to the buyer of the winning team. Riding first, Taryl O’Shea, Executive Director of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, paired with Nathan Kent, held the lead
Josh Quintus aboard TR Skid Mark, trained by Greg Harris, and winner of the Celebrity Slide.
Kim Niven's delight was infectious, “I took something off my bucket list,” she exclaimed. “Can’t wait until next year!”
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until nearly the end. Then Josh Quintus, coached by Greg Harris, managed to best her score by a couple points to ride away the Slide winner.
Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champions Dan Huss and Take A Spin.
Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champions Brian Welman and Gone N Dunit RA.
Half-Arabian Non-Pro Derby Champions, Cori Vokoun and BSF Buffalo Bill.
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Finals weekend brought out the big money Futurities—over one million awarded since 2005. Friday night the purebreds vied for a total purse of $46,000 with payouts through the top ten. Breeding programs developing reining Arabians are making a big difference in the ring with beautiful horses showing at very high performance levels. Take a Spin, owned by Amara Spizzirri and ridden by Dan Huss, came away the champion with $16,000. Second and third places were split with a tie between Maksymilian MA, owned by Gary Magnino, and ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock and AM Reigning Star owned by Joe Betten, also ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock. Crystal, along with other trainers and some amateurs, can compete against themselves in some classes. In reining competitions, each competitor rides the same pattern with that ride judged individually and thus may ride more than one horse in a class. At the Scottsdale Futurity, five judges score each ride and the high and low scores are discarded with the three remaining scores added for total points. Saturday evening’s Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Championship saw serious competitive action amongst the top ten for a total purse of $74,000. A “ride-off ” was necessary to a break a tie for the $30,000 champion and $11,000 reserve champion honors. Brian Welman riding Gone N Dunit RA for Richard Ames edged out Crystal McNuttBrock on Were Dun Johnny owned by Susan Lefevre-Friedman.
A windy Sunday closed the show as the NonPro Derby competitors took to the ring. Three years ago, Tim Anderson recognized that reining horses need an opportunity to earn prize money after the futurity years. He made a four-year $20,000 annual funding commitment to the HalfArabian Non-Pro Derby for six, seven and eight year old reiners. Anderson’s vision is producing significant results with 18 entries this year, and won by Cori Vokoun riding BSF Buffalo Bill Cody. Nicole Kent on Hazel de Boise went champion in the purebred Non-Pro division, with Joe Betten winning the Primetime class. This level of enthusiasm and support makes reining the fastest growing discipline in the Arabian industry today. Indeed, responses to a recent Arabian Horse Times survey indicated how many people want to ride a reiner. To those people, ARHA president Eleanor Hamilton of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm says, “Just pick a trainer and go try! And don’t think age has anything to do with it!” Dick Ames, of Cedar Ridge Arabians, is in full agreement. “You’re only going to get out of this what you put in it so I tell everybody, get out there and try!”
Arabian Non-Pro Derby Champions, Nicole Kent and Hazel de Boise.
Take a Spin, owned by Amara Spizzirri and ridden by Dan Huss.
These two are ready to ride against you in 2014’s derby, so you better not waste any time getting out there! ■ Michele and Joe Betten, winner of the Primetime Non-Pro class.
Gone N Dunit RA, owned by Richard Ames, with Brian Welman up.
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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Show Results
Scottsdale Arabian Supreme Classic Champion POGROM (QR Marc x Petla), shown by David Boggs for owner Janow Podlaski State Stud.
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Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion Champion OM EL AL AZEEM (Al Lahab GASB x Om El Beneera), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Om El Arab International.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion Reserve Champion DA VINCI FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Sally Bedeker.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt Champion PRUSSIA MI (Abha Qatar x Parada), shown by Michael Byatt for owner HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt Reserve Champion EXCALIBUR EA (Shanghai EA x Essence of Marwan EA), shown by Ted Carson for owner Equus Arabians.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare Champion ABHA RAIPUR (El Perfecto x Abha Zenobia), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare Reserve Champion EVG GHISLENNE (Pershahn El Jamaal x Gisele), shown by Greg Gallún for owner Evergreen Arabians LLC.
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Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly Champion BADIAA AL SHAHANIA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Majalis), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.
Scottsdale International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly Reserve Champion OM EL SORAYA (Om El Bellissimo x Om El Sariyana), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Al Jassimya Farm.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion Champion POGROM (QR Marc x Petla), shown by David Boggs for owner Janow Podlaski State Stud.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion Reserve Champion OFW MAGIC WAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Jose Salim Mattar Jr.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt Champion AL SHAWAN AS (FA El Shawan x Loredonna Z), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Soul Partners.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt Reserve Champion MARSAI MARA SWF (Selket Marque x Focus Vejora), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Stonewall Farm Arabians LLC.
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Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Stallion AAOTH Champion VEGAS DPA (EF Kingston x Angelina DPA), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Colt AAOTH Champion RD MURILLO (Bey Ambition x Enchanteress), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare Champion NAJDAH AL ZOBAIR (Marwan Al Shaqab x JFN Bint Ludhan), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Sheikh Abdullah Mohammed Bin Al Thani.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare Reserve Champion GODDESS OF DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Sally Bedeker.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly Champion BELLA VITORIA ORA (Vitorio TO x Anna Marie BHF), shown by David Boggs for owner Sheikh Ammar Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly Reserve Champion JULLYE AL GAZAL XX (SF Veraz x Beautiful Juell V), shown by Keith Krichke for owner Larry Schopf.
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Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Mare AAOTH Champion SHOWTHYME WCA (Pryme Thyme x WCA Perfectiming), shown by owner Angela Sellman.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Filly AAOTH Champion MC REAL ENCHANTMENT (SF Sir Real x Ames Jasmine), shown by owner Ross McDonald.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Filly/Mare JTH Champion FESTYWA ALSA (FA El Shawan x Festyna SA), shown by Colton Jacobs for owner Fabiana Vara.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Senior Gelding Champion POINT MAN NJH (AE Princeton x SA Silk Dreams), shown by Gary McDonald for owner Ross McDonald.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Junior Gelding Champion DASH OF MAGIC W (OFW Magic Wan x Dasha Van Ryad), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Robert Wiechmann.
Scottsdale Arabian Classic Gelding AAOTH Champion SAN SOUCI V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Sweet Klassique V), shown by Rebecca Nash for owner Robert Nash.
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Scottsdale Arabian Classic Gelding JTH Champion DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by Colton Jacobs for owner Justine Goodrow.
Platinum Performance $5,000 Arabian Liberty Champion MS AMBER AFIRE (DS Major Afire x Marrissah), shown by Rory Oâ€™Neill for owner Janet Zouzounis.
SSS Classic 4 & Over Arabian Stallion/Gelding ATH Champion DIGNITY ER (Denali BHF x VH Starlight), shown by Sarah Medina for owner Sharon Day.
SSS Classic 3-Year-Old Arabian Colt ATH Champion RD DYNAMO (Bey Ambition x TF Falconsimprint), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.
SSS Classic 2-Year-Old Arabian Colt ATH Champion DOMINIC M (Da Vinci FM x Rosa La Valentina), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.
SSS Auction Yearling Arabian Colt/Gelding AOTH Champion MAGNIFICO VERSACE ER (Versace x SA Shareyd), shown by owner Susan Chance.
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SSS Yearling Arabian Colt/Gelding ATH Champion A JERICHO (A Jakarta x Destiny VF), shown by Jocelyn Hazlewood for owner Norma-Jean Abel.
SSS Classic 4 & Over Arabian Mare ATH Champion FELLADA JCA ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Fallada), shown by Allyson Nelson for owner Jade Creek Arabians.
SSS Classic 3-Year-Old Arabian Filly ATH Champion SEPHORA PCF ( Jiuliusz De Wiec x En Vogue FA), shown by Elise Peacemaker for owner Sam Peacemaker.
SSS Classic 2-Year-Old Arabian Filly ATH Champion VICTORIA WP (PCF Vision x Psyches Psecret), shown by Francisca Strydom for owner Arturo Ortega Olive.
SSS Auction Yearling Arabian Filly AOTH Champion MARIABELLA WA (Mariachi WA x Island Mist), shown by Meagan Friesen for owner Laura Friesen.
SSS Yearling Arabian Filly ATH Champion RD EVERETTA (Ever After NA x RD Arietta Bay), shown by Michael Bills for owners Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.
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SSS Classic 3-Year-Old Arabian Gelding ATH Champion STELLARIS ROA (Stival x PS Promiscuous), shown by Zachary Peacemaker for owner Sam Peacemaker.
SSS Classic 2-Year-Old Arabian Gelding ATH Champion SHAQS LEGACY MH (Maserati WR x Legacys Treasure), shown by Mike Beethe for owner Jeff Schall.
SSS Arabian English Pleasure Maturity ATR (Horses 5 Years Old) Champion SHOCPROOF (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), ridden by Colby Dustin Powell for owner Venture Farms, Inc.
SSS Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years Old) Champion MUST BE LUV (IXL Noble Express x Musamerica), ridden by John Lambert for owner Michelle Oliver.
SSS Arabian Western Pleasure Maturity ATR (Horses 5 Years Old) Champion TWISTAFORTUNE JB (Fausto CRH x Twistafate JB), ridden by owner Thomas Rogers.
SSS Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Yearsl Old) Champion ADAM CR (Eden C x S Just Dream On), ridden by Thomas Garland for owner E L Ron Rash Jr.
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SSS Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maturity ATR (Horses 5 Years Old) Champion STLA SHAYA (Mariachi WA x CC Rosalya), ridden by Conley Driediger for owner Douglas Archibald.
SSS Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity (Horses 3 & 4 Years Old) Champion ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner The Russell Family Trust.
Arabian English Pleasure Champion THE RENAISSANCE (ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Smoky Mountain Park Arabians LLC.
Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ROL DIVINE STYLE (Afire Bey V x IXL Miss Firefly), ridden by Kaitlyn Garland for owner Delsan Arabian LLC.
Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion AFIRES REIGN (Afire Bey V x Matoskette), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.
Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion HEIRIELLE (Afires Heir x Shes The Ritz), ridden by Nicole Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
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Arabian English Pleasure AATR Champion BORNE THIS WAY (Baske Afire x MD Aquarius), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.
Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Champion MSU AFIRE BLAZON (Afire Bey V x Aieda), ridden by owner Allison Louise Cederberg.
Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Champion NOBLE HUNTER (IXL Noble Express x Hidee Afire), ridden by owner Nicole Larson.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion DA SHOCKIT TO ME (SF Specs Shocwave x DA Eyes Onfire), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Timberidge Family LLP.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion CSP AMERICAN IDOL (DS Mick Jagger x Merlot CSP), ridden by owner Barbara Cook.
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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion CP TRIPLE SPEC (SF Specs Shocwave x Beaujaleis), ridden by Carrie Fritz for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion DIVA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x The Grand Diva), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North by Northwest LLC.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion GSF NICOLETTE (VCP Magnifire x Ames JLO), ridden by Carrie Cada for owner Nancy Kehrli.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion FYRE AND BRIMSTONE (Baske Afire x Bogatynia), ridden by Laura Micallef for owner Joyce Micallef.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion SV JUSTAJOY (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara), ridden by Michelle Harris for owner Helen Lacey Reed.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
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Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion SIR PRISE (Sir Magni Feke x Sireyn Bey Berry), ridden by Cameron Hickerson for owner Todd Hickerson.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion STRICKLY BUSINESS (Apollopalooza x Giovanna ER), ridden by owner Jenny Lau.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.
Arabian Park Horse Champion RONDE VU (Mamage x Ames Deja Vu), ridden by Gregg Shafer for owner Nancy Shafer.
Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Carrie Olson.
Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English ATR Champion WINNING AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.
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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 Western ATR Champion TSAMURAI MAC (Maclintock V x Rohara Ronatta), ridden by Danielle Chuchran for owner Lillian Hughes.
Arabian Western Pleasure Champion MONTICELLO V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mosquerade V), ridden by Joe Reser for owner Setting Sun Stables LLC.
Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion UCELLO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner Lawrence Jerome.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), ridden by owner Jerry Newman.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion BSF ANTHEM (Sir Fames HBV x ABL Antiqua), ridden by owner Diane Athey.
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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion WR SOULMAN (Khadraj NA x Psyches Envy), ridden by owner Kendyl Modrich.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion KORNWALL (Monogramm x Kawalkada), ridden by owner Susan Copeland.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion MOSAIC BFA (ML Mostly Padron x La Femmefatale DF), ridden by Lindsay Adams for owner Teresa Craig.
Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion DS ABRAZO (C A Hermoso x Miss Adelaide), ridden by owner Jason Jones.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion CJ PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches n Fame), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion PREGO RL (Versace x Pasazz), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.
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Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion DR PSTERLYNG (Psytadel US x DR Rosa Lindie), ridden by Sarah Brinkman for owner Dale Henriksen.
Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion KHALUA JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), ridden by owner Corrine Gudgeon.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion IA AMBASSADOR (Amunition x La Vida Loca), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Fortun Arabians LLC.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion DA SOVEREIGN (Sundance Kid V x DA Faith), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner II B Farms.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion JOH CASSIS (Bastgne X PS Camille), ridden by owner Thomas Hansen.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion KHALID KID (Allionce x Aristo Kaprys), ridden by Katie Russell for owner The Russell Family Trust.
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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion C SIR MADRE (Psymadre x C Fahleen), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by owner Carrie Olson.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion BRANDO JCA (Brandon Bey JCA x Fallada), ridden by Kayli Fortun for owner West Haven Arabians LLC.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion CYLENT LIGHTNING CCA (Cytosk x Bakkaratta), ridden by Candace Berry for owner David Morrison.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion A TIME TO DANCE (Apollopalooza x Dancing Rain X), ridden by owner Erica Mark.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion MALIEKA (Palissandre x Andraja), ridden by owner Hannah Feldman.
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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), ridden by owner Gabrielle Greenberg.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion IIBJUSTALILWICKED ( Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), ridden by Macy Deak for owner Laurie Martin.
Arabian English Show Hack Champion AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner John & Karen Sparks Revocable Trust.
Arabian English Show Hack AATR Champion WINNING AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Win Me Ribbons), ridden by owner Conley Driediger.
Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Arabian Hunter Hack Champion AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Bazy Tankersley.
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Arabian Hunter Hack ATR Champion AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), ridden by Tyler Holiday Hardin for owner Bazy Tankersley.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion LLC PARKER (Pyro Thyme SA x TC Kharieta), ridden by Julie Daniel-Adams for owner Lynnette Wingert.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume AATR Champion MATTICE NL (Ballience V x Mattihari), ridden by Stacy Postell for owner Molly Kressbach.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Champion MONTERO SF (Sir Fames HBV x Mistic Dream), ridden by Mckenna Ray for owner Brenda LaVette.
Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion BRASS STAR (Brass x CB Shining Star), driven by Richard Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.
Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion CP TRIPLE SPEC (SF Specs Shocwave x Beaujaleis), driven by Silvio Domingues for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.
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Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD Champion PA ELUSIVE (Emanor x PA Screen Play), driven by Craig Willett for owner A&M Arabians LLC.
Arabian Reining Horse Bitted Champion RA LANAI (Khadraj NA x Sablefire), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Rene Padgham.
Arabian Reining Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion RAHMONE (Rahere x Baloo Essence), ridden by Jessica Schaeffler for owner Culbreth Equine Training & Management LLC.
Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 Champion LD TSUNAMI (OH Kornerstone x In Bens Image), ridden by Katie Harvey for owner KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.
Arabian Reining Horse Limit Rider AATR Champion P A RAPTOR (Eternety x PA Ratene), ridden by Sarah Sussman for owner Samantha Price.
Arabian Reining Futurity Classic at Scottsdale Champion TAKE A SPIN (What It Takes x Minding Ps And Qs), ridden by Dan Huss for owner Amara Spizzirri.
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Arabian Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion HF MONEY GRANT (HF General Grant x HF Mona Ellia), ridden by Gentry Hiser for owner Wesley Hiser.
Arabian Working Cow Horse Bitted and Reined Cow Horse Champion CALLISTA JACARA ( J J Kabask x Amatista), ridden by April Canavan for owner Quinton Willingham.
Arabian Working Cow Horse Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion PAZZAZZ JT (Piaff PASB x Sharazee), ridden by Jason Hershberger for owner John Toolson Jr.
Arabian Working Cow Horse ATR Champion VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), ridden by Katharyn Hart for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.
Arabian Reined Cow Horse Limited ATR Champion BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), ridden by Wyatt Wilms for owner Susan Wheeler.
Arabian Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion TA GLACIER (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), ridden by owner Elizabeth Dagnall.
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Arabian Western Trail Horse Champion SERANNADA (Robby x Serana), ridden by Kathy Bast for owner Sandra Robinson.
Arabian Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion ERIK THE BLACK (GFI Cheyenne x California Danser), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Gayle Bouskos.
Arabian Western Trail Horse AOTR Champion SERANNADA (Robby x Serana), ridden by Ian Robinson for owner Sandra Robinson.
Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR Champion SERANNADA (Robby x Serana), ridden by owner Sandra Robinson.
Scottsdale Gamblers Choice Arabian/HA/AA Jumper Champion ABILITY (MHR Nobility x Nikita), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Nancy Shafer.
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Scottsdale HA/AA Supreme Classic Champion JUSTA CHIPPENDALE (Justify x Chipper Bell), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner DST Arabians.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Senior Mare Champion EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owner Sally Bedeker.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Junior Filly Champion MISS EBONY GA (Maddox Van Ryad x Ebony By Valentino), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Sally Bedeker.
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Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Mare AAOTH Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Glena Weegens for owner R. Todd Weegens.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Filly/Mare JTH Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Emma Boggs for owner R. Todd Weegens.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Senior Gelding Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Texie Lowery.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Junior Gelding Champion JUSTA CHIPPENDALE ( Justify x Chipper Bell), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner DST Arabians.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Gelding AAOTH Champion THE BIG BOPPER ORA (Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
Scottsdale HA/AA Classic Gelding JTH Champion THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by Colton Jacobs for owner Justine Goodrow.
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HA/AA English Pleasure Champion HOT AIR (Baske Afire x Rita), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Bryan Grossman.
HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion EMPERORS FIRE (Afire Bey V x Ritada), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion EVES FIRE (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by Lori Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians LLC.
HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Champion SISTER CHRISTIAN RA (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by owner Ashley Gallun.
HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 18 & Under Champion NUTCRACKER SWEET PF (Undulataâ€™s Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion SUGAR MOUNTAIN (Baske Afire x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Elvin Berkheimer.
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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SURE FIRE REDEMPTION (Afire Bey V x A Lady at Heart), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Jeri Smith.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion SF BEYOND THE GLORY (Cologne x Admirals Supreme Glory), ridden by owner Diane Franklin.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion TOI SUPREME CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion TEMPTING FAIT (Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), ridden by Taylor Kraft for owner Karen Kraft.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion JUMPING JACK FLASH BF (MHR Nobility x Movie Maker), ridden by owner Deborah Haug.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion BL SMOOTH CRIMINAL (Sir William Robert x Rumina Afire), ridden by owner Bridget Atwood.
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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion ELEGANT EXPRESSION (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself ), ridden by Kimberly Blackburn for owner Shannon Beethe.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion DC ONE MAN SHOW (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous), ridden by owner Mary Mag Wilson.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion APHRODISIAC (Majesteit x EA Aphroditie), ridden by owner Madison Stringer.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion PRIM N PROPER (Cease Fire x Broadway Babe), ridden by owner Leanne Asper.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion TOI TALENT (Matoi x Feather Talent), ridden by owner Mia Peterson.
HA/AA Park Horse Champion BEBOPALOOZA (Apollopalooza x Picture Perfectte), ridden by Gabriel DeSoto for owner Christian Martens.
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HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion REA MY ALLIENCE (Allience x My Diamond Girl), ridden by Gregg Shafer for owner Nancy Shafer.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion LARDA MERCY WH (Hey Hallelujah x Lady Larda W), ridden by Christine Johnston for owner Olivia Phelan.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English ATR Champion THE REAL SLIM SHADY (Mamage x Vanitys Gal), ridden by owner Shea Urgitus.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner Connie Cutler.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western ATR Champion SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angle), ridden by Debra Helmick for owner Mark Helmick.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion SIMPLY IRREZISTIBLE (Soldat x Anais Anais), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owner Jada Reed.
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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ZEES A DALLAS COWBOY (Zefyr x Kings Poco Blackburn), ridden by Jody Strand for owner Leslie Kvistad.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by owner Connie Cutler.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR 40 & Over Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), ridden by Gena Rodgers for owner Cynthia Rodgers.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), ridden by owner Devin Galloway.
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HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under and JTR 14-18 Champion DA KOTA FF (Da Vinci FM x Zippininfromdallas), ridden by Rachel Olson for owner Cylent Arabians LLC.
HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Robin Porter.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), ridden by Halle Potts for owner The Brass Ring, Inc.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion RM TEXAS HOLD EM ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Absolut Perfektshun), ridden by Vickey Bowman for owner Madison Stevens.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WCF ELI (Zodiac Matador x Refina), ridden by Susan Rainwater for owner Rainwater Insurance, Inc.
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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagros California Cap), ridden by Mike Beethe for owner Shannon Beethe.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Lauren Toye.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), ridden by owner Mary Lou Jones.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 Champion VIVIENNE LR (Knight Invader x KJ Deja Vu), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North by Northwest LLC.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagros California Cap), ridden by Kimberly Blackburn for owner Shannon Beethe.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Champion AFLAIR CF (Allusion AOF x LM Padrons Affair), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion A FIREEKEN FORTUNE (SP Fortunefivehundred x Bey Fireeshah), ridden by owner Nicole Larson.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion SAVE YOUR PENNIES (Cytosk x Penny From Heaven), ridden by owner Corrine Gudgeon.
HA/AA English Show Hack Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), ridden by Kimberly Verhage for owner L. David Pease.
HA/AA English Show Hack AATR Champion O ME O MY (Majesteit x Milady Cognac), ridden by owner Shawna McCune.
HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion SHAKE IT UP BABY (Afires Vision x Gaelic Fantasy), ridden by Natalie Alves for owner Antonio Alves.
HA/AA Hunter Hack Champion ALLURES WIKID WAYS (Johnnys Little Patches x Surasweetipi), ridden by owner Emily Barker.
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HA/AA Hunter Hack ATR Champion SNEAKERSS (Sir Spattson x Run Really Run), ridden by owner Cookie Graham.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultans Final Dawn), ridden by Michelle Pease-Paulsen for owner L. David Pease.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under Champion SHAKE IT UP BABY (Afires Vision x Gaelic Fantasy), ridden by Natalie Alves for owner Antonio Alves.
HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion BUGZY MALONE (Majasteit x Luv Potion), driven by Craig Willett for owner A&M Arabians LLC.
HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion AMERICANBEAUTIE (Afire Bey V x Kelly Le Brock), driven by Gordon Potts for owner Shamrock Farms LLC.
HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion NW JUSTA CHANCE (Samir Cante x Leaning on a Dream), ridden by Lee Mancini for owner Kathleen Monico.
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HA/AA Reining Horse Bitted Champion with Jim Anderson and Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over Champion FRECKLES GOT TRIX (Sontitas San Freckles x Bint Trixie), ridden by owner Velda Peach.
HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 Champion PHANTOM SMOKE (Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale), ridden by owner Cotton McNutt.
HA/AA Reining Horse Limit Rider AATR Champion DELWOODS JUDE (Brassy Merit x Princesska), ridden by Audrey Hart for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.
HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic at Scottsdale Champion GONE N DUNIT RA (Brennas Golden Dunit x Marliera), ridden by Brian Welman for owner Richard Ames.
HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 14-18 Champion HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), ridden by owner Olivia Pakula.
HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 13 & Under Champion TR COCKADOODLEDOO ( Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), ridden by owner Athena North.
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HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion HH TUCKS PLAYBOY (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by Elise Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.
HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit Champion THROTTLE UP SB (CG Colonel Jac x Opera Gloves), ridden by Lance Scheffel for owner Frank Gaddie.
HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Champion HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER (Hollywood Dun It x PGN Vanity), ridden by owner Olivia Pakula.
HA/AA Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion RCC FRIAR TUCK (Cashmere MA x Lil Red Riding Hood), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Robyn Meyer.
HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by owner Jessica Bein.
HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by Amanda Golestani for owner Jessica Bein.
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Youth Halter Showmanship JTR 14-18 Champion JENNY LAU with Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), for owner Avery Brogle.
Youth Halter Showmanship JTR 11-13 Champion AVERY BROGLE with Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), for owner Avery Brogle.
Youth Halter Showmanship JTR 10 & Under Champion JESSIE BURTON with Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze), for owner Avery Brogle.
Western Horsemanship AATR Champion MICHELLE PEASE-PAULSEN, owner of BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escapade MF).
Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 Champion KATIE MOSTELLER with Prince Baskir (El Shatir Zai x My Chaurona), for owner Leslie Mosteller.
Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Champion ATHENA NORTH, owner of TR Cockadoodledoo ( Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie).
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UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup JTR 17 & Under Champion MARY MAG WILSON on Afire Of Roses MB (Baske Afire x To A Wild Rose), for owner Michelle Betten.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Champion ALEXANDRIA RYAN with Strikes So Sassy (Strike Up The Bands Legacy x GA Louisiana Grey), for owner Charlene Ryan.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion MADISON STRINGER, owner of Aphrodisiac (Majesteit x EA Aphroditie).
Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-18 Champion GABRIELLE GREENBERG with Ssinatra (Sshameless x D E Naztravia), for owner Kelsey McMahan.
Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion RENEE WHITE with PERFECT STRANGER (Xtreme Phlash x Show Nuff Gold), for owner Marilie Sage.
Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Champion MIKAILLA MARIE WALTOS, owner of Flight Of Fanci (Poco Loco Doc x Class Of Angels).
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Reining Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion TRENTYN POWELL with TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei), ridden by Brianna Chamberlain for owner Laurie Martin.
Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), ridden by Anna Landsman for owner Mary Bowden.
Trail Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion DIAMONDS R AWESOME (NW Awesome x Hy Dazzle Diamond), ridden by owner Brinley Beicker.
Andrew & Angie Sellman • 92 County Road F River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 • 715.425.9001 • www.argentfarms.com
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Watch for him in 2013 with Joel Kiesner & Nicole Lawrence
Full sibling to Adams Fire & Eves Fire
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Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Amateur of the Year
“Thank you to Lara Ames and the Arabian Horse Times for creating these notable awards for yet another stage to enjoy these magnificent horses. Thanks to the readers who have been so enthusiastic towards our horses!” ~Lori Lawrence Volume 43, No. 10 | 153
Speci al thank s to Gi l Val dez and Pam Donnel ly for thei r ti rel es s com m i tm ent t o Arabi ans Internati onal , and to our cl i ents around the w orl d for the opportuni ti es that m ak e us s hi ne.
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Sandro@sandropinha.com AllStarsArabians@aol.com Sandro@sandropinha.com
S a d d l e S e at t r a i n e r Of t h e Y e a r
Vicki H umpH rey Welcomes trainer Gabe deSOtO to the VhtC Staff
Gabe and Bebopalooza - Scottsdale Champion
With his talent and expertise, along with his energy and enthusiasm, Gabe is a valuable addition to our training team. Staff and clients at VHTC welcome Gabe and look forward to an unparalleled 2013 season!
Jessie and SF Aftershoc Scottsdale Reserve Champion Vicki Humphrey Training Center â€˘ Canton, Georgia Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton & Gabe Desoto 770.740.8432 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com www.VickiHumphreyTrainingCenter.com
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H a l f - a r a b i a n S p e c i a lt y Hor S e of t H e y e a r
SA RA p i d F i R e Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo
2012 U.S. national reServe cHampion 2012 arabian celebration cHampion 2012 region 14 cHampion Thank you, Vicki, Jessie and the staff at VHTC for your support, and to the voting fans of the Readers' Choice Awards. — LA
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Fav or i t e C o v e r oF t h e y e a r
Canadian national Champion U.S. national reServe Champion
Hucks Premier V x Crystal Lace, by Serinask
PRISCILLA V (Hucks Connection V x Patience V) Owned by Tinus and Francisca Strydom of Strydom Arabian Stud. Sold at a South African Auction for a record breaking price of $1 million rand.
THE INCREDIbLE HuCk (Hucks Connection V x Enchantingly Shai) Congratulations to Lisa blackstone & Stephen Timme on the purchase of The Incredible Huck.
MIDNIGHT CONNECTION (Hucks Connection V x Pure N Simple) u.S. National Top Ten Owned by Candace Avery Available for purchase
CALL TODAY AbOuT OuR EXCITING YOuNG PROSPECTS STARTED uNDER SADDLE! Standing at: Vicki Humphrey Training Center • Canton, Georgia 770.740.8432 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com www.VickiHumphreyTrainingCenter.com Proudly owned by and offered at stud by Diamond Hill Arabians • Jacques Lapointe Waxhaw, North Carolina • voice 704.243.7036 • E-mail: Janprointl1@aol.com Volume 43, No. 10 | 157
Unanimous 1st Place Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under with Juliette Dell
AHT Readers' Choice Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Horse Of The Year
AUSTIN, TE XAS
Nutcracker Sweet PF
I would like to thank the readers of Arabian Horse Times for
recognizing Nutcracker Sweet
PF. She truly is a special horse
and she has such a great attitude
and heart for showing. Each time she hits the gate, I can tell she is thrilled to be in the show ring. I
would like to give special thanks
to Jim Stachowski, who has given his time, patience and talent,
to cultivate “Peanut’s” special
abilities. She is a once-in-a-lifetime horse, and we are blessed to have her in our lives.
The 2012 Arabian Horse Times
by Sue Adams A perfect desert evening brought attendees out in droves in Scottsdale to Monterra of WestWorld on Friday, February 15th, with the annual Arabian Horse Times Readersâ€™ Choice Awards, bringing friends together to celebrate last yearâ€™s best and start the kick-off to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show.
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Greg Knowles served as master of ceremonies and, quite unexpectedly, the opening musical act as well. Announcing that he had composed a special song for the occasion, he broke into his version of, Those Were the Days. A delighted crowd then welcomed Arabian Horse Times publisher Lara Ames to the podium and her welcoming remarks continued as music to the ears. Recalling a drive earlier in the week with her father, Dick Ames, she said as they approached the showgrounds on the 101, they saw a sea of trucks and horse trailers of all sizes, and hundreds of vehicles. Dick then commented, “The Arabian business is in good shape,” she shared, smiling broadly. The audience cheered in agreement and the festivities were under way. Sponsors for the 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards included: Coulter Cadillac GMC, Schneiders, Show Season, Boisvert Farms LLC, Ames Construction, Osteen-Schatzberg Photography, Performance Equine, Stillwater Vet Clinic and Equine Veterinary Services. A lively auction benefiting the Half-Arabian AEPA class and the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund followed. Donations for the evening’s auction included a ladies Catena watch donated by Bennett Fine Jewelry; a Jill McKinney original bronze; an Arizona Trail Ride donated by Cedar Ridge Arabians South; and an
Greg Knowles, master of ceremonies.
opportunity for a youth exhibitor to show Paladin LL, donated by Arabians International. Additional auction contributions included breedings to three outstanding English performance stallions, Nutcracker’s Nirvana donated by Shawn Stachowski, Sir William Robert donated by D. Thomas Galbreath, and Undulata’s Nutcracker donated by Swanson & Jampsa LLC. Thanks to the generous support of these donors, $40,500 was raised in addition to proceeds from the Arabian Horse Times online auction. Opening the awards presentation was the announcement of Favorite AHT Advertisement, Editorial Story, Front Cover, and AHT Calendar Month, with photographers, a judge, instructor, and caretaker of the year awards following. Show Of The Year went to the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, which met with enthusiastic approval. Janice McCrea-Wight, vice-president of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, accepted, thanking the audience for their support of the show.
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s n o i t c u A e v i L READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS LADIES CATENA WATCH Donated by: Bennett Fine Jewelry
JILL MCKINNEY BRONZE Donated by: renowned artist Jill McKinney ARIZONA TRAIL RIDE Donated by: Cedar Ridge Arabians South SHOW PALADIN LL Donated by: Arabians International LLC
ARABIAN ENGLISH PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION Nutcracker’s Nirvana (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Kingwood’s Harlem Harlem) Donated by: Shawn Stachowski
Sir William Robert (WGC Santana’s Charm x Rebel Empress) Donated by: D. Thomas Galbreath Undulata’s Nutcracker (CH Caramac x Christmas in New York ERB) Donated by: Swanson & Jampsa LLC
An Astounding $19,855 Was Raised To Benefit The Arabian Horseman’s Distress Fund. Thank You To All Who Helped Support This Worthy Cause!
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In addition to Marketer Of The Year, and Best Team (Farm) Spirit Award, horse show related honors followed with the announcement of Purebred Arabian and HalfArabian awards in a myriad of disciplines. A special Inspiration Award video paid tribute to the Boggs family, Bob, Janene, Austin and Olivia, for their grace, determination and commitment to their family and their Arabian business while dealing with Bob’s ongoing cancer treatment. In accepting, Janene assured the audience Bob was watching the live feed from the hospital. “Without Dick Ames,” she said, “we would not have this amazing team of doctors for the past ten years. Thank you all. In life we have choices: face everything and run, or face everything and rise.” Indeed, this family continues to rise as the award for Rising New Star went to Austin Boggs. Trainers in a multitude of disciplines, adult amateur, youth exhibitor, breeder and sire of the year awards rounded out the evening. Nominations for these prestigious honors may be anonymous, but the readers vote their choices in support of their peers. Thus, the stage is set for another year of fun, challenges, triumphs, and celebrations in the Arabian horse industry. n
2012 READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS
Favorite advertisement ( Jan.-oct.)
RBC Show Horses, February Designed by Jenn Trickey
Favorite calendar month
April—Bey Ambition Photographed by April Visel
Favorite Front cover ( Jan.-oct.)
January—Hucks Connection V
Judge oF the Year
Photos by Osteen/Schatzberg
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Jim Lowe instructor oF the Year
Joel Kiesner accepting for Cedro “Chilo” Nunez arabian horse caretaker
Terry Anne Boggs, Nate White and Denise Marino arabian horse marketer Midwest Training Centre
Katie Showers, Roxann Hart, Joe Alberti and John Rannenberg best team (Farm) spirit award Rohara Arabians, LL
John O’Hara and Kimberly Kirk Tillman purebred working western horse
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Michele Blackwell-Betten accepting for
halF-arabian working western horse
Custom Gale, owned by Joe Betten
L.A. Flynn Half-arabian Specialty HorSe SA Rapid Fire
Allison Johnson with Brianna Williams, owner of purebred Hunter HorSe American Idol
Maggie and Debra McCarthy and Ali Brady Half-arabian Hunter HorSe EC Cause To Celebrate
Nancy Risen arabian WeStern HorSe Khaberet PGA
Josh Quintus accepting for Half-arabian WeStern HorSe Caliente Virtuoso, owned by Robin Porter
Juliette Dell accepting for Half-arabian Saddle Seat HorSe Nutcracker Sweet PF, owned by 6D Ranch Ltd.
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Angie Sellman accepting for purebred halter horse Pyro Thyme SA, owned by Claire and Margaret Larson
Jim Bedeker halF-arabian halter horse Ebony By Valentino
Austin Boggs rising new star with sister, Olivia, and mom, Janene accepting for Bob Boggs inspiration award
Liz Bentley western trainer
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Sandro Pinha halter trainer
Wendy Potts show hack/hunter trainer
Sarah Beth Womble Youth exhibitor
Lawrence Jerome breeder oF the Year Jerland Farm
John Rannenberg versatile trainer
Joel Kiesner accepting for adult amateur Lori Lawrence
Barbara Chur sire oF the Year Baske Afire Volume 43, No. 10 | 167
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE ...................................
............................OF THE AHT
READER’S CHOICE AWARDS Schneiders Paul Glans, Coulter Cadillac Show Season Boisvert Farms, LLC Ames Construction, Inc. Osteen/Schatzberg Photography Performance Equine Stillwater Vet Clinic Equine Veterinary Services
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Favorite AHT Editorial Story Of The Year ( Jan.-Oct.)
Rescue At Sea—How William The Wonder Horse Attracted Worldwide Attention And Highlighted Arabian Stamina, by Mary Kirkman, June
Photographer Of The Year Mike Ferrara
Show Of The Year
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
A/HA/AA Sport Horse Of The Year Mirage V, owned by Elizabeth Conti
Purebred Specialty Horse Of The Year MWF Benedykt, owned by Fortun Arabians, LLC
Purebred Saddle Seat Horse Of The Year Defying Gravity RGS, owned by Cheryl Doran
Working Western Trainer Of The Year Crystal McNutt
Grant Krohn, Maggie Barker, Lauren Grabski, Blake Krohn, Martha McCollough and Jason Krohn.
Janice McCrea Wright and Louis McCrea.
Tim and Marty Shea.
Mary and Jeff Jansen.
Gail Lampe and David Jampsa.
Barry Keleher and Barbara Chur.
Dick and Lollie Ames.
Lori and Victor Ricigliano.
Roxann and Karl Hart.
Richard and Brielle Schwartz.
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Chris and Michelle Culbreth.
Joe and Michelle Reser.
Robert and Becky Nash.
Brittany Wright, Nate Soderberg, Carissa Haigh & Liz and Dave Bentley.
Allison and Dru Cederberg.
Tiffany and Mary Mag Wilson.
Audrey and Kathie Hart.
Laurie Ames Husband and Ellen Ames Handel.
Dalton Budd, Kellie Wendling, Carmelle and Shawn Rooker, Tom and Liz Moore and Stuart Vesty. 170 | ArAbiAn Horse Times
Glena and Todd Weegens.
Michelle Pease Paulsen & David and Claudia Pease.
Ciera, Melanie and Brian Murch.
Charles and Christine Rickert & Ann and Punch Benson.
Lester Martin and Brian Galbraith.
Riyan Holte and Greg Knowles.
CarminÂ Pinkstaff and Javan Schaller.
Sean Maher and John Rannenberg.
Kimberly Bartels, Quincy DeSpain Ellis, Juliette Dell and Susan Dell.
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Jared McDargh, Matt Siemon, Gregg Shafer, Nancy Shafer, Kristin Hardin, Lotta Shafer and Hannah Shafer.
Amelia Hruban,Â Joe Alberti and Katie Showers.
Stan White III, Ann Whitaker and J.T. Keller.
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Bob Battaglia and Josh Nolen.
David and Jessica Bein.
Michelle, Scott and Shane Harris.
Richard Tirado, Leah Beth Boyd and John Golladay.
Brandon Walker & Jennifer Quintus and Josh Quintus.
Chelsea and Lori Cantero & Terry and Melissa Holmes.
Amy and Troy Peterson.
Nate White, Denise Marino and AJ Marino.
Holly Westmoreland, Carrie Fritz and Leslie Sommer.
Peter Stachowski, Ashley Roberts, Jim Stachowski and Mark Powell.
Angie and Andy Sellman.
Mickey Womble and Sarah Beth Womble.
Janene Boggs and Olivia Boggs.
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P u r e b r e d H a lt e r Hor s e of tHe Year
Thank you to all the people that voted for Pyro Thyme Sa! Pyro loves the show ring and is a true entertainer. Thank you, angie and andy Sellman, and all the staff at argent Farms. — Claire and Margaret Larson Owned by: Claire and Margaret Larson Standing at: A rg en t FA r m s Andrew Sellman • 92 County Road F, River Falls, WI 54022-8006 715-425-9001 • E-mail: email@example.com www.PyroThymeSA.com 174 | ARAbIAn HoRSE TImES
Farm Tea m SpiriT
Thank you to our wonderful clients for your support and allowing us to show your great horses. Thank you to trainers; John Rannenberg, Joe Alberti and Katie Showers, for a very successful year. Topping off the 2012 show season with an incredible U.S. Nationals was overwhelming. Congratulations, John R., in winning Most Versatile Trainer, and thank you for your 28 years of dedication to Rohara. Karl & Roxann Hart Ro h a R a a R a b i a n s Orange Lake, Florida â€˘ 352.591.4661 www.Rohara.com
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Western trainer of the Year
left to right: Brittany Wright, Nate Soderberg, Carissa Haigh, Liz Bentley and David Bentley.
David and I would like to extend our deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to all those who supported me for this award, and congratulations to, Nancy and Bob Risen, on their horse Khaberet PGA winning Arabian Western Horse of the Year. â€”Liz and David Bentley Liz And David Bentley I I B Fa r m s Oronogo, Missouri 417-642-5459 â€˘ www.iibfarms.com
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Owner Nancy Risen accepting for Khaberet PGA, Arabian Western Horse of the Year.
Fav or i t e a d v e rt i s e m e n t R B C S H ow H o R S eS, F eB R uA Ry
Thanks to the Arabian Horse Times for creating these special awards while benefiting such an important program as the AHDF. Growing up, I ate, breathed and slept Arabian horses, and if I could have ridden one as well as Rob Bick or Caralyn Schroter, or stood one up as well as Sandro Pinha, I would have chosen another profession ... but I could not. Now, celebrating 20 years of creative thinking for these talented people and the horses we all love so much, I am thankful to have an industry that allows me to be a part of it in the way I can. Thanks to all who have shared the way! â€” Jenn Jenn Trickey E q u i n E co m m u n i c at i o n s i n c . 805-331-5946 www.equinecom.com www.arabianhorseglobal.com Volume 43, No. 10 | 177
Half-arabian Western Pleasure Horse of tHe year
I am completely honored to have received this award on behalf of Caliente Virtuoso. I am pretty sure if we let him, he would have gone up on stage himself to receive it! "Cal" is truly an amazing horse that has proven himself over and over again. He holds a special place in our hearts and is truly the kind of horse that comes along once in a lifetime. Thank you for your votes making him Half-Arabian Western Horse Of The Year. Also, a very large thank you to, Josh and Jennifer Quintus, for all that you do to make "Cal" the horse he is today. I am continuously in awe of your dedication and hard work to make all of your horses the best they can be. Mike & Robin Porter C r e s C en t C r eek fa r m s Weatherford, Texas â€˘ 917.594.7027 www. crescentcreekfarms.com
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Half-arabian Hunter Horse of tHe Year
I am honored and humbled by this award! I want to thank El Camino Ranch for breeding such an amazing horse! I’d also like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for EC Cause To Celebrate, and to my trainer, Ali Brady, for all her hard work and dedication! Ali trained “Cosby” and in just a few short months, took him to Nationals where he won two Championships—HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with her up, and HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Maturity with Brandi Pearson. I’m very blessed to own “Cosby”, and to have such amazing support from my parents, my Aunt Cindy Beck and Ali. I look forward to a long, happy and healthy future with “Cosby”! Love, Maggie Volume 43, No. 10 | 179
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“TA Mozart is going to have a huge impact on the Arabian Reining breeding industry. He is the only purebred Arabian stallion to have won the Arabian Futurity in Scottsdale two years in a row—proof to the caliber of horse that TA Mozart is. With this year’s Arabian Reining Futurity winner, the mare, Take A Spin—bred by Dick Ames—breeding to a proven stallion with a proven mare raises your chances of a successful outcome and the level of competition will rise.” —Brian Welman
The Reining King
“ Thank you to Kimberly Tillman and John O’Hara for allowing me to purchase such an extraordinary horse.” —Dick Ames
“I believe the Arabian breed is ready for an outstanding reining stallion, and based on TA Mozart’s show record, ability, quality, disposition, and natural talent, he could be the one to make this happen. But it takes a team and passion to become everything it can be. Dick Ames is such a teammate. He had a vision to become the number one breeder of Arabian and Half-Arabian reiners, and he is. I know, because I own a few—they are great! —Joe Betten
The Reining King
★ Highest ARHA Scoring Arabian at Scottsdale Futurity Ever ★ 2012 U.S. National Arabian Reining Jr. Champion ★ 2012 Region 9 Arabian Reining Champion ★ 2011 & 2012 Scottsdale Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champion ★ 2011 U.S. National Arabian Reining Futurity 5 & Under Reserve Champion
Kordelas TA MozArT
2007 Chestnut Stallion
Monogramm Kabala Arbil Miranda
Kometa Banat Arba
El Paso Mitra
Trained by: John O’Hara
Ames Reining Horses
Owned by: DiCk AmES Contact: mike Brennan, Breeding manager 952-492-6590 • www.cedar-ridge.com
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2012 National Halter Leaders Includes U.S., Canadian And Youth Nationals Halter Champion and Reserve Wins.
Overall Leading Horses by number of wins
1. Judita Amore BPA
2. VSH Dominic
Tamar Devine Design
3. DC Magnum Storm GH Maryn
4 championships 2 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships, 1 reserve
2 championships, 1 reserve
4. Promises Legacy
1 championship, 2 reserves
Shock N Rock
1 championship, 2 reserves
Judita Amore BPA
Tamar Devine Design
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DC Magnum Storm
Arabian Leading Horses
Half-Arabian Leading Horses
1. DC Magnum Storm
2 championships, 1 reserve
2 championships, 1 reserve
1. Judita Amore BPA Tamar Devine Design 2. VSH Dominic 3. Maghnus Z 4. Promises Legacy Shock N Rock 5. Beni TG Cocoa Motion 6. A Fire Inside Sweet Caroline SKF
by number of wins GH Maryn
2. CR Jasmeenah
Hariry Al Shaqab Paladin LL
Pyro Thyme SA
Aria Impresario Ariya Encore HF Psypher
JJ La Baronesa Relentlyss
Sir Kempton AC
2 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships
1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve
4 championship wins 4 championship wins 3 championship wins 2 championships, 1 reserve 1 championship, 2 reserves 1 championship, 2 reserves 2 championships 2 championships 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve
1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve
1 championship, 1 reserve
1 championship, 1 reserve
Zahara El Marwan
1 championship, 1 reserve
by number of wins
1 championship, 1 reserve
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Overall Leading Sires by number of winning get 1. Marwan Al Shaqab 2. DA Valentino Magnum Psyche 3. Aria Impresario Versace 4. Baske Afire Magnum Chall HVP Pryme Thyme The Color Of Fame 5. Afire Bey V Besson Carol Bey Ambition Legacy Of Fame Majesteit Sir Fames HBV
9 6 6 5 5 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
13 9 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 5
by number of wins
Marwan Al Shaqab Magnum Psyche DA Valentino Aria Impresario Magnum Chall HVP The Color Of Fame Versace 6. Afire Bey V Baske Afire Legacy Of Fame
Arabian Leading Sires by number of Arabian winning get 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Marwan Al Shaqab Aria Impresario Magnum Psyche Pryme Thyme Besson Carol Bey Ambition DA Valentino Magnum Chall HVP Sir Fames HBV
9 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2
by number of Half-Arabian winning get 1. Versace 2. DA Valentino 3. Baske Afire The Color Of Fame 4. Legacy Of Fame Magnum Psyche Majesteit
5 4 3 3 2 2 2
Marwan Al Shaqab Versace
DA Valentino The Color Of Fame
by number of Arabian wins
1. Marwan Al Shaqab 2. Aria Impresario Magnum Psyche 3. Pryme Thyme 4. KM Bugatti Magnum Chall HVP NYN Hisani Sir Fames HBV
by number of Half-Arabian wins
1. DA Valentino The Color Of Fame Versace 2. Baske Afire Legacy Of Fame 3. Afire Bey V Majesteit 4. Magnum Chall HVP
13 7 7 4 3 3 3 3
6 6 6 5 5 4 4 3
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Andrew Sellman, Leading Purebred Arabian and Overall Halter Trainer.
Overall Leading Trainers by number of horses 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Andy Sellman Jeff Schall David Boggs Michael Byatt Greg Gallun Joe Alberti David Botha Keith Krichke Alcides Rodrigues 7. Dagmar Gordiano, Rodolfo Guzzo Grant Krohn, Texie Lowery, Claudinei Machado, Austin Miller, Sandro Pinha, John Rannenberg, Ricardo Rivero, Leslie Sichini, Jessie Szymanski, Eric Wolfe
10 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 3 2
Arabian Leading Trainers by number of horses
1. Andy Sellman 2. David Boggs Michael Byatt 3. Jeff Schall 4. David Botha 5. Greg Gallun Keith Krichke Claudinei Machado Austin Miller Sandro Pinha Alcides Rodrigues
8 5 5 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Half-Arabian Leading Trainers by number of horses
1. Jeff Schall 2. Joe Alberti Greg Gallun Rodolfo Guzzo John Rannenberg Ricardo Rivero Andy Sellman
3 2 2 2 2 2 2
Jeff Schall, Leading Half-Arabian Trainer.
by number of wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Andy Sellman David Boggs Jeff Schall Michael Byatt Greg Gallun Joe Alberti 6. David Botha Dagmar Gordiano Rodolfo Guzzo Keith Krichke Grant Krohn John Rannenberg Alcides Rodrigues
by number of wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Andy Sellman David Boggs Michael Byatt Jeff Schall David Botha
by number of wins
1. Joe Alberti Rodolfo Guzzo John Rannenberg Jeff Schall Andy Sellman
15 12 10 7 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
12 10 7 7 3
3 3 3 3 3
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Lists Include Only U.S., Canadian And Youth Nationals Halter Champion And Reserve Wins.
Overall Leading Owners by number of horses—2
Al Shahania Stud Al Shaqab Stud Dazzo Arabians LLC Elite Arabian Horses Intl. Glenna Gruppen Robert Janecki Claire and Margaret Larson Texie Lowery Anthony Marino Sr and Anthony Marino Jr Perry and Suzanne Perkins Murray and Shirley Popplewell Carlos and Christiane Roizner Rojo Arabians Jessie Szymanski
Leading Overall And Purebred Arabian Halter Breeder, Michael Byatt, Michael Byatt Arabians.
Arabian Leading Owners by number of horses—2
Al Shahania Stud Al Shaqab Stud Elite Arabian Horses Intl. Claire and Margaret Larson Anthony Marino Sr and Anthony Marino Jr Murray and Shirley Popplewell Carlos and Christiane Roizner
Half-Arabian Leading Owners by number of horses—2
Perry and Suzanne Perkins
Leading Overall, Purebred and Half-Arabian Breeder, Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians.
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Leading Overall and Purebred Arabian Halter Breeders, Murray and Shirley Popplewell, of Rae-Dawn Arabians.
2012 National Halter Leaders Overall Leading Breeders by number of horses
1. Michael Byatt Murray and Shirley Popplewell Oak Ridge Arabians 2. Al Shaqab Stud Allen Kirkendall BP Arabians LLC Gerald Canda Hennessey Arabian LLC Perry and Suzanne Perkins Richard DeWalt Sally Bedeker Tom and June Yahola
Arabian Leading Breeders 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
by number of horses
1. Michael Byatt Murray and Shirley Popplewell Oak Ridge Arabians 2. Al Shaqab Stud Allen Kirkendall BP Arabians LLC Gerald Canda Perry and Suzanne Perkins Richard DeWalt Sally Bedeker Tom and June Yahola
3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Half-Arabian Leading Breeders by number of horsesâ€”2
1. BP Arabians LLC Perry and Suzanne Perkins Oak Ridge Arabians
Leading Half-Arabian Halter Breeder, Glenn Hibbs, of BP Arabians LLC.
Leading Half-Arabian Halter Breeders, Perry and Suzanne Perkins.
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Bazy Tankersley by Mary Kirkman
n its long history, the Arabian breed in the United States has known plenty of larger-than-life figures, but it is fair to say that probably none has offered as wide a scope as Bazy Tankersley, who died February 5, 2013. All you have to say is “Bazy,” and everyone knows who you are talking about. Tankersley’s achievements are legendary: as early as the 1950s, she was the largest breeder of Arabian horses in the country, and at the time of her death, more than 2,800 horses had been registered in her name alone. A host of others were produced in partnerships. In 1967, her Count Bazy was named U.S. National Champion Stallion; in 2006, she became the only owner ever to have fielded both a national champion and national reserve champion stallion in the same year (Bremervale Andronicus and AM Power Raid at the Sport Horse Nationals). In between, there were countless titlists in nearly every division of the ring. She bred competitors in the Tevis Cup (although not the breeder of record, she was a member of the partnership which bred 1992 winner Al-Marah Xanthium) and her horses won in competitive rides. A sportswoman herself, she was in the saddle for consecutive wins in the heavyweight division of the Vermont 100-Mile Competitive Ride. Her horses came first in point-to-points and steeplechases, and notched blue ribbons in cutting and reining at Arabian national shows and against other breeds. In 1998, she was one of the inaugural recipients of the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Award, and in 2003, she was presented with the Arabian Breeders Association Lifetime Breeders Award. “She’d won championships in more different places, doing more different things, than anyone I’ve ever heard of,” nods Tankersley’s son, Mark Miller, surveying his mother’s career. “It has always been, ‘This is what I want to do now, and I have a horse to do it.’”
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All that said, the most interesting part of the story of Bazy Tankersley is the woman behind the reputation. Ruth Elizabeth McCormick Miller Tankersley was born March 7, 1921. (The name “Bazy” was her childhood corruption of “Baby,” the nickname her siblings gave her.) Long before she became a force of nature in the Arabian breed, she was running in exalted circles; her family, the McCormicks of Chicago, owned the Tribune and was prominent politically on the national scene. Her great-grandfather was instrumental in founding the Republican Party, and her maternal grandfather, Senator Mark Hanna, was known as the kingmaker who got William McKinley elected president. Her father was a U.S. Senator, and her mother became the first woman in the country elected to statewide office. Ruth Hanna McCormick then went on to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as the first woman to appear on the cover of Time magazine. Bazy herself was tagged for national prominence from an early age. She was 28 and married to her first husband, Peter Miller—although, with different interests, they had drifted apart and were living separate lives—when her uncle, Robert R. McCormick, selected her as his heir apparent in the media empire. He made her publisher of the Washington Times-Herald in 1948, but it all came to an end when she fell in love with one of the paper’s editors, Garvin Tankersley. In 1951, Col. McCormick informed her that she could have the newspaper, but only if she gave up “Tank.” She just shook her head and replied, “I have what I want.” In the end, the Tankersleys and the Millers (Peter married again) remained good friends for the rest of their lives, and Col. McCormick, who died in 1955, conceded that he had been unfair to her. Her devotion to breeding Arabian horses began in 1940, in Tucson, Ariz., where she and Miller lived at the time to accommodate his health. Over the years, Al-Marah
Bazy Tankersley Arabian Horse Farm would be headquartered in Illinois, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and finally again in Arizona. Tankersley’s breeding program was based on Crabbet bloodlines, primarily *Raffles and Rissalix. Miller points out that his mother’s two early male representatives of those lines came to her courtesy of her husbands. Peter Miller found Indraff in 1946 while playing hooky from a horse show, and *Count Dorsaz was the project of Garvin Tankersley. In 1957, in one of the most significant importations ever of Crabbet blood to the U.S., Bazy had acquired 32 horses from the estates of Lady Wentworth and Lady Yule in England. “Under the terms of Lady Yule’s will, every stallion older than 12 was supposed to be destroyed,” Miller recalls, and that included *Count Dorsaz. Tankersley convinced Lady Yule’s executors to circumvent the will, and the stallion arrived in 1959.
Bazy Tankersley and Dreamazon (BF Rageymazon x Gai Dream by Gay-Rouge).
“To his dying day, Tank never told anybody how he did it,” Miller grins. “He just said, ‘I knew there was never going to be any way to live with Bazy without *Count Dorsaz, so I made it happen.’ He didn’t care anything about horses, but he loved Mother.” Bazy Tankersley was not without advisors over the years. The first was Bill Munson, who was so highly regarded in the Arabian breed that his judge’s card was numbered ‘one.’ After he passed away, her friend Jimmie Dean, who had managed the Selby Stud and advised Daniel Gainey, assessed the herd regularly. “Jimmie said two things about my mother,” Miller says. “One was, ‘Nobody ever asked me for more advice and nobody ever took less,’ and the other was, ‘No one will ever know how good a
breeder Bazy was because she was the luckiest person in the history of the planet.’ By that, he meant that she had more horses come back to her that turned out to be great than anyone could ever imagine.” She referred to those individuals as her “Jimmie Dean horses.” One reason that the Al-Marah program was so successful, Miller observes, is that his mother was rigorous in her evaluation of the horses. He remembers when she was passionately fighting to stop the use of ginger in the show ring. “Somebody said to her, ‘Nobody can catch anyone doing it, so why don’t you just give up and do it too?’” he recalls. “And she said, ‘Because if I did, I wouldn’t have a tail carriage left in three
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Bazy Tankersley and SSA Csea Dream (Dreamazon x Almarah Seazephyr).
generations. I don’t show to win. I show to test my horses against other horses and see how good they are. You have to put your horses in competition to keep from being barn blind.’” Her objectives were comprehensive. “It has to be gorgeous, it has to be able to do the Tevis Cup, and it has to be able to sleep in your tent with your children,” Miller says. “A stallion with a bad disposition is called a gelding in the morning. Disposition is just as breedable as anything else.” Miller recalls that not everyone agreed with his mother’s philosophy. Notably, when the fashion for flat croups came in, some people ridiculed her. “She said a flat croup would make for fertility problems and horses that wouldn’t be able to get their hind end up under them,” he says. “For a while, people called the apple-shaped croup ‘Bazy butts.’ She loved it—said, ‘Let me be known for those.’ But our horses use themselves behind better than most others. That’s why we can win in open dressage on 194 | ArABIAN HorSe TIMeS
14.2-hand horses. They can go across the ring in very few more strides than an 18-hand horse.” Tankersley also had no objection to more size, he adds, as long as the height was not added in the cannon bones. “If it was in their body and in their forearm, she had no problem with it. If they were three inches taller in their cannon bones, she said all it would do was bow tendons and she didn’t want that. “She always had perspective in life—about everything,” he continues. “She was one of the few people I know who knew what ‘enough’ was. She had a vision of the horse she was supposed to produce, and she was never untrue to it.” Tankersley’s contributions in other areas were lifelong. In the mid-1950s, she founded the first therapeutic riding program in America. And like her mother, she was dedicated to education; she founded three schools and supported each for the rest of her life. Forty years ago, she established the Al-Marah Apprentice Program, a
Bazy Tankersley U.S. Department of Labor-approved two-year course in horsemanship that covers all aspects of horsemanship and equine management. She also was dedicated to doing the best thing for horses in general. In 1970, when Cornell University needed a large breeding herd for research on a new test to detect equine infectious anemia, Tankersley was the only one to come forward. She offered the Al-Marah herd, 450-head strong, all the while knowing that horses who turned up positive would have to be quarantined or destroyed. She and Mark evaluated every one ahead of time so that further decisions would be made “with the head, not the heart,” but as it turned out, only one was positive. The Coggins test was born. She is known for countless other generosities on behalf of horses and the Arabian breed in particular. Half a century ago, she founded the Arabian Horse Owners Foundation, and in 2010, provided much of the funding and her collection of art and artifacts for the Al-Marah Arabian Horse Galleries, a part of the International Museum of the Horse at the Kentucky Horse Park. And for years, she hosted annual symposiums on the future of the Arabian horse. “People say she did so much for the Arabian horse,” Miller reflects, “and I say, “Yes, but that’s not a one-way street. The horses did everything for her. There was never anybody who loved their horses more than my mom. Ever.” As her life went on, Tankersley became more and more interested in environmental causes. She backed Carl Hodges’ Seawater Foundation, which explores reclaiming arid land with seawater and growing edible foods, made her Tucson home solar-friendly, and powered her Hat Ranch, in northern Arizona, with solar technology. She never stopped evolving; even her politics changed over time, largely due to her environmental commitment. Bazy Tankersley showed for the last time nine years ago, at the age of 82, with AM Clems Dream. A photograph from the day shows her sitting in the line-up, her face mobile with laughter. “She was talking to somebody on the rail when they called for the canter,” Miller recalls, “and she finished her comment while she kicked him into a canter, so he took the wrong lead. Rather than mess
up the people behind her, she kept going on the wrong lead—and then halfway around the ring, she thought, ‘I’ll bet everybody thinks I’m so old and senile that I don’t know one lead from another anymore.’ She was telling that story to somebody in the lineup when the picture was taken.” Tankersley, who lost her beloved Tank in 1997, made provisions for Al-Marah after her death, and an orderly transition has been going on for some time. A satellite herd of about 20 horses now resides at Michigan State University and will be bred according to her bloodlines and philosophy. And Miller—who, he says, has served the longest apprenticeship in history—will now head the main program. The herd is being reduced, which will continue over the next two years, and it will be moved to central Florida, where he owns the acclaimed Arabian Nights Dinner Attraction. The Al-Marah Tucson property has been donated to the University of Arizona and will continue to be used as a working farm. Miller smiles when he relates one of his favorite memories, which also illustrates the magnitude of the task before him. “We were coming down the mountain at the Hat Ranch,” he recalls. “I was on AM Sea Captain and she was on AM Canadian Beau, two of our herd stallions, and we were sliding around on solid rock with a cliff nearby. I said, ‘You know, one of these horses could break a leg up here, really easy.’ She just looked at me and said, ‘Now, Mark. You wouldn’t want me to breed a horse stupid enough to break a leg up here, would you?’” As the end neared, Tankersley seemed to know it was coming. “She always said, ‘I want to wear out. I don’t want to rust out,’” Miller says. For the first time in their many years of working together on the horses, she began offering specific advice on how to preserve and improve the herd. However, she remained Bazy to the end. One day he asked her how she was doing, and suffering from Parkinson’s disease, she struggled to form her words. Finally, she said dryly, “That’s a silly question.” And chuckled. “She absolutely had her sense of humor and her wits about her,” Miller says. “You had to love her, she was just so indomitable. Always. She didn’t succeed in everything she tried in life, but she never was afraid to try.” n
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strike (1981-2013) by Kara Larson Referring to Strike as the godfather of the farm and a member of the family, owners Greg and Brad Gallún hold a very special place in their hearts for the recent loss of an incredibly influential Arabian stallion. Born at Lasma Arabians in Scottsdale on May 1, 1981, and passing at his home in Santa Ynez, California, February 17, 2013, Strike lived a full life of 32 years in which he influenced the Arabian horse industry as few have. Brad begins this tribute to the regal and proud stallion by sharing the attributes of a horse that was special to both the Gallún family and the Arabian horse world alike. “He was a great thinker and a hard worker in both training and in the show ring; he always gave 100%. In truth, he had the kind of life a legend should have. He was shown just five times: Scottsdale Junior Champion Stallion, Scottsdale Champion Stallion, two regional championships and, of course, U.S. National Champion Arabian Stallion. Strike was, in many ways, the last chapter and bookend to the contributions made by the immortal *Bask, Strike’s maternal grandsire (and sire of the most successful broodmare in the history of the breed—Gwyndalyn), who along with the LaCroix family, wrote the first chapter and most of the volumes in between. What made Strike a unique stallion was that he was the last of the Arabian stallions who was able to sire national champions in halter and performance. This does occur from time to time today, but it is the rare exception and not the rule. Strike has left footprints in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, the Middle East, and all of Europe, and has sired national winners in each of those countries and in the United States and Canada as well.” As Greg thinks back on a lifetime of memories with Strike, he remembers the depth of influence that the stallion possessed. “We were very fortunate to spend a good part of our lives with such a great horse with an amazing amount of character. Strike had especially strong conformation and passed maybe the best legs and feet to his offspring that I can remember. His natural, round trot was also something rarely seen. My fondest memory of Strike was at the 1985 U.S. Nationals when he won the stallion title with my brother, Brad, on his lead. It was 196 | ARABIAN HoRSE TIMES
Strike with Greg, Conrad, Nancy and Austin Gallún.
such a big moment for all of us involved, and it still seems like it just happened yesterday. The arena was so electric back then, making it even more special.” Although Brad describes his U.S. national championship with Strike as the fulfillment of a dream he thought would take a lifetime to achieve, he holds one memory nearer to his heart than this great accomplishment. “My fondest personal memory of Strike was in 1992 when Strike was to be shown by Gene LaCroix at U.S. Nationals in English pleasure. Unfortunately, during that time, he sustained an injury that required a cutting-edge surgery that had only been done a few times. Dr. Larry Bramlidge, of Rood and Riddle Veterinary Clinic, flew from Lexington, Ky. to Santa Ynez, Calif., to perform the surgery. While the prognosis promised a full life, his left front ankle was fused with a specially milled piece of titanium that contained 24 screws and required that the damaged cartilage of his ankle be essentially deconstructed and the damaged cartilage removed. The most meaningful and wonderful moment occurred after a few days of stall rest in post surgery. Strike, who was perhaps most known for his own athletic carriage and ability, and the ability to pass these traits on, had not trotted or played around his paddock as he had in healthier times. Three days post surgery, Christine Putback, our breeding manager, Holli, and myself, went to groom
and give him carrots as we had done each day at Alamo Pintado Clinic. Dr. Doug Herthel suggested it was time for him to take a quiet, controlled walk out of his stall. He still had a large pressure bandage covering the 24-inch suture line that ran the length of his lower leg to his hoof.
Greg closes this tribute first by sharing his gratitude to the LaCroix family for breeding such a great stallion. “My family is so grateful for Strike’s inf luence in our lives. The one greatest constant in Strike was his calm and cool demeanor; he handled all things around him with class and dignity, and in his later years, he walked with the air of a great actor or nobleman of high status. He was willing to arch his neck and put on a bit of the “old show” that people expect, and then he was back to the business of eating his pasture grass and enjoying the sun on his back. Strike taught all of us lucky enough to be around him just why one can love horses—he was the best of the best.” n
We put on his halter and stud chain before Chris Putback carefully led him from his stall, and after about four tentative steps, suddenly Strike was on his rear legs pawing the air and clapping his front feet together! When he landed back on the ground, his tail was straight in the air as he played and snorted for 15 minutes. Nothing was going to stop him! Despite the long suture line and, one might assume, some internal pain as well, it was clear that for the first time in months, Strike was once again feeling like his strong, “And yet another healthy self and wanted the world to know it. It is this memory that will prince shall always be in my heart about what take his rightful made Strike so special. Although throne along the most knew him as a Scottsdale and kings before him national champion stallion and the in the Master sire of many national winners in both halter and performance, it was his and Creator’s spirit and his love of life that will be heavenly with all of us always. For the next 15 pastures. years, Strike lived with my wife, Holli, Blessings to my daughters Ashley and Rylee, and myself in Scottsdale, Ariz. He played the many who and snorted every time he was out, have touched his despite the fact the range of motion beautiful neck of his left front leg was very limited. In Strike’s last years of his life, he returned to the farm he built, and I have no doubt that it was the love and attention extended by my brother Greg, his wife Nancy, and their sons Conrad and Austin, that allowed Strike to live to the grand old age of 32. Strike will remain there, at his home, under one of the great California Oak trees, among the company of his buddies—two small Sicilian Burros. He was a member of our family and he will always be the horse that I measure all other horses up to, not only in his great inherent quality, but in his mind and heart as well.”
and brushed dirt from his body for they loved him here upon the earth and will find him again across the heavens waiting for the gentle strokes of love again.”
MR. COGNAC BEY
by Connie Odegard
When this stallion was born, I was the first to touch him, (and sadly the last). He was special and I knew it. He was destined for great things and he didn’t let us down! He went on to win at halter, most classic, English pleasure and pleasure driving. His pedigree combined the best of American and Polish blood: having two lines to U.S. National Champion Bay Abi++, two to the Polish import *Naganka (dam of National Champions in halter and park), two to the all-time leading American-bred broodmare sire Gazon, four to Indraff (sire to 37 mares who produced National winners) as well as lines to U.S. National Champion Stallion and English Pleasure Raffon++, U.S. National Champion Stallion and Park *Bask++, U.S. National Champion English Pleasure *Gdynia++, and Canadian National Champion Park Congac. I knew he would be great, how could he not, with 36 national winners or producers of national winners in the first six generations of his pedigree! He went on to win with Roger Odegard and produced some amazing offspring. In 2008 he was named 29th, in the world, as one of the top 100 stallion’s in producing national champions, ever. We were so proud of him.
I will forever miss the old man’s nicker welcome in the mornings—the barn seems empty without it. He always remembered me, even when I was gone for many years, and always had a nuzzle for me when I came home. The memories of me as a young rider up on him knowing he would take care of me, to having spent extra time with him the Saturday before, I will always cherish. What a thrill, to ride this beautiful stallion and feel like I was flying—such power and strength. Wow, is all I can say! To watch him and my dad was like magic to me, and I was privileged to see his babies be born, grow, and go on to wonderful lives and champion show careers.
“CB” was out of the Cognac daughter Cognique and by the Varian bred Moonlight Bey++, who was 50% blood brother to 1987 U.S. National Champion Stallion Fame VF+ and 3/4 brother to multi-national champion Huckleberry Bey++.
In Memory of: MR. COGNAC BEY
Wonderful memories abound of this unforgettable stallion, and one in particular was at Madison in the 90’s when my dad, Roger, showed him in the liberty class. He won, the crowd went wild, and it was awesome! Dad and CB had a very special relationship—he got that horse to do things that I had rarely seen done with a stallion and that lasted till the very day we lost him. 198 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
CB went fast with no lingering illness—his gift to my dad—and he is here on our farm forever. He was loved very much by anyone who knew him, and he touched many. His babies are out there now doing “their dance” for the old man. His dance here on earth is over, but in horse heaven will go on, for if there are no horses in heaven, I don’t want to go, send me to the place the horses go!
“May the wind always be at your face and the grass green under your feet. All our love, from your family.”
—Nordic Training Center and The Odegard’s n
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Regional championships March 26, 2013, Region 1 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship Show, Temecula, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9109. April 27, Region 9 50-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Vicki Hudson, 281-454-5592. April 25-28, 2013, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 28, 2013, Region 15 26-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Unionville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074. May 6-11, 2013, Region 12 Championship, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. May 10-12, 2013, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 12, 2013, Region 16 50-Mile Endurance Championship, Cornish, New Hampshire. Contact: Ruth Ferland, 603-675-6833. May 18-19, 2013, Region 8 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 29-June 2, 2013, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 29-31, 2013, Region 11 Dressage, Hunter/ Jumper & Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. May 30-June 2, 2013, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. June 6-8, 2013, Region 8 Championship, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 8-9, 2013, Region 6 Offsite Sport Horse Championship, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 13-16, 2013, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698.
June 14-16, 2013, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039 June 18-22, 2013, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 20-23, 2013, June 13 Championship, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 21-23, 2013, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 22, 2013, Region 10 Working Western Off-Site Championship, Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. June 27-30, 2013, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 28-30, 2013, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Becky McAllister, 406-861-4929. June 29-30, 2013, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Wilson, 530-383-4935. June 29-30, 2013, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. July 4-7, 2013, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Martin Kleiner, 717-507-5474. July 4-7, 2013, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 5-14, 2013, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 9-13, 2013, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 10-13, 2013, Region 16 Championship, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 12-14, 2013, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. July 17-20, 2013, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-657-6133. July 23-27, 2013, Region 17 Championship, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. August 2-4, 2013, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383.
MArch March 24, 2013, Spring Fever Sport Horse One Day Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. March 24-25, 2013, Region 2 Sport Horse & Dressage Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 28-31, 2013, NW Heritage Spring Show A and B, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Bonny Braden, 425-338-1431. March 28-31, 2013, Arabian Rally In The Valley A and B Show, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. March 29-30, 2013, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. March 29-31, 2013, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 29-31, 2013, Deseret A and B Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. March 29-31, 2013, The Arabian Celebration A and B, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. April April 5-7, 2013, Fiesta Del Mar A and B, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. April 5-7, 2013, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, Louisiana. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 5-7, 2013, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. April 5-7, 2013, NCAHA/ODAHA Combined Horse Show A and B Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-878-1447. April 5-7, 2013, Western Carolinas Spring Show A, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. April 6, 2013, Spring One Day Sport Horse & Jumping Show, Terrell, Texas. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-418-1328. April 12-14, 2013, Lone Star Classic, San Antonia, Texas. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 13, 2013, Sunflower Arab One Day how I B, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 13-14, 2013, Ozark Heartland Arabian Classic Spring Fling I and II, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. Volume 43, No. 10 | 199
Calendar Of Events April 14, 2013, Sunflower Arab One Day Show II B, Wichita, Kansas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 18-21, 2013, 64th Arabian and Half-Arabian Horse A and B Show, Rancho Murieta, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. April 19-21, 2013, AHBAO Spring Classic A and B Show, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. April 19-21, 3013, Virginia Arabian Horse Show and Futurity, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Robin Lohnes, 703-915-1181. April 19-21, 2013, Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A and B, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. April 19-21, 2013, OHAHA Springtime Show A and B, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 19-21, 2013, BCHAA Spring Show, Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Brodie, 604-940-1167. April 20, 2013, South Dakota Spring Show I One-Day Show, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Contact: Heather Swanson, 605-743-2745. April 20, 2013, Show Your Horse All Arabian A and B One Day Show, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004. April 20-21, 2013, Iowa Spring Show A and B, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. April 23-24, 2013, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 25-28, 2013, CRAA Spring Derby Sport Horse Show, Northhampton, Massachusetts. Contact: Pamela Turner, 607-739-3341. April 26-28, 2013, Daffodil All Arab Spring Show A and B, Payallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. April 26-28, 2012, Aim At The Hood Arabian Sport Horse A and B Show, Boring, Oregon. Contact: Karen Bragg, 503-682-4982. April 26-28, 2013, Border Bonanza A and B, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 26-28, 2013, Mason & Dixon Classic Horse Show, Quentin, Pennsylvania. Contact: Amanda Krall, 717-514-4772. April 28, 2013, Royale Ranch Sport Horse/ Dressage One Day Show, O’Fallon, Illinois. Contact: Janet Corvallis, 618-344-5595. MAy May 2-5, 2013, Green Country Arabian Classic, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. May 3-5, 2013, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Red Bluff, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 3-5, 2013, Colorado Classic Horse Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. May 3-5, 2013, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. 200 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
May 3-5, 2013, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. May 3-5, 2013, Empire State Arab Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. May 8-12, 2013, Great Plains Arab Classic A, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. May 9-12, 2013, AHASFV 50th Annual Show A, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 9-12, 2013, Cascade Arabian Youth Benefit, Spanaway, Washington. Contact: Susy Birch, 360-540-4425. May 9-10, 2013, Great Plains Arab Classic A and B, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. May 9-12, 2013, AHABC Classic A and B, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marla Patterson, 604-574-3785. May 10-12, 2013, Treasure Valley Classic, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 10-12, 2013, CAHC Spring Show A and B, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. May 10-12, 2013, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 10-12, 2013, Sahiba Arabian Spring Show, Frankfort, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 10-12, 2013, Hudson Valley Arabian Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 16-18, 2013, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Lois Seibel, 505-345-2244. May 16-19, 2013, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. May 16-19, 2013, 58th AHACO Arabian Horse Show, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. May 16-19, 2013, NYS Horse Breeders Show, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-695-1332. May 17-19, 2013, ARK Arab Victory Challenge A and B, Texarkana, Arkansas. Contact: Erika Studer, 501-747-2900. May 17-19, 2013, NJ HAHA A and B Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. May 17-19, 2013, Parkland Spring Show I and II, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion enders, 403-227-0538. May 18-19, 2013, Northern Minnesota Arabian Horse Show, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Janice Barington, 320-587-5825. May 18-19, 2013, AHA Indiana Spring Classic One Day Show, New Castle, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. May 19, 2013, Eagle Mtn. Ranch Dressage OneDay Show, Arlington, Washington. Contact: Rae Ann Clark, 425-308-0828.
May 23-26, 2013, Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 24-26, 2013, SCHAA Arabian Show, Temecula, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. May 24-26, 2013, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B Show, Spokane, Washington. Contact: Lois Rice, 509-291-3413. May 24-26, 2013, Spindletop Spring Arab A and B Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. May 24-26, 2013, The Badger Classic, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 24-26, 2013, AHC of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 25-26, 2013, Road Runner Sport Horse Show I, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Rosemary Panuco, 520-797-6921. May 25-26, 2013, Iowa Memorial Weekend A and B Show, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. May 29-30, 2013, Region 1 Pre-Show, Del Mar, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. May 30, 2013, MSU Showcase One Day Show, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 31-June 2, 2013, Showtime 2013, East Lansing, Michigan. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. June June 1-2, 2013, Arabian and Sport Horse Celebration, Auburn, Washington. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. June 1-2, 2013, Illinois/Arab, Inc. All Arabian Show, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. June 1-2, 2013, Virginia Arabian Sport Horse Show, Doswell, Virginia. Contact: Coleman Smith, 757-876-0989. June 1-2, 2013, NC PAHA Arabian Show A and B, Hughesville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 5, 2013, AHA Region 8 Lead In Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 6-9, 2013, WA Midsummer Classic A and B Show, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Betty Engleman, 360-425-7798. June 7, 2013, Aurora 4/5 Qualifier A and B Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 7-8, 2013, Aurora Region 6 Qualifier, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 7-9, 2013, Gold Coast Arabian Show, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. June 7-9, 2013, Eastern Classic, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907.
June 7-9, 2013, Aurora Arabian Summer Show, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. June 8, 2013, NCAHA Summer Sport Horse One Day Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. June 8-9, 2013, Medallion I A and II B Show, Wilmington, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 9, 2013, NCAHA Summer Dressage One Day Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. June 12, 2013, Region 10 Pre-Show, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. June 13-16, 2013, Hoosier Horse Classic, Edinburgh, Indiana. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 13-16, 2013, Blue Ridge Arab Classic I A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. June 14-15, 2013, Region 12 Youth Jamboree, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. June 14-16, 2013, NJ HAHA Classic A and B Show, Allentown, New Jersey. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. June 15-16, 2013, Island Classics Arabian Horse Show, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Wendy Don, 250-722-0162. June 15-17, 2013, Region 4 Pre-Show, Nampa, Idaho. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 19, 2013, Region 13 Pre-Show A and B, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 19-20, 2013, Region 2 Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. June 20-23, 2013, The North Central Working Western Horse Celebration, Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Contact: Sandra Woerle, 715-939-0562. June 22-23, 2013, Region 10 Sport Horse & Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Contact: Candy Ziebell, 262-363-3640. June 26, 2013, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 27-28, 2013, Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 27-29, 2013, AHANE 59th Arabian Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. June 28-30, 2013, Arabians In Motion Sport Horse Classic, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. June 28-30, 2013, Pennsylvania Arab Junior Amateur Games, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. July July 3, 2013, Region 11 Pre-Show A and B, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320.
July 3, 2013, Markel Firecracker Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 7-9, 2013, Region 3 Last Chance Qualifying Show, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 10, 2013, Region 16 Hunter Jumper Qualifier, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 13-14, 2013, Road Runner Sport Horse Show II, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Rosemary Panuco, 520-797-6921. July 13-14, 2013, OVAHA Summer Sizzler I and II, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. July 27-28, 2013, Pas De Deux Arabian Sport Horse A and B Show, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. August August 1, 2013, Eastern Arab Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. August 2-4, 2013, Daffodil Summer Show, Payallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey Oâ€™Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 2-4, 2013, WAHA August Show, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August 9-11, 2013, Georgia AHA Summer Classic, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. August 18, 2013, ASAAD Summer Fun One Day Show, Valparaiso, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. August 23-25, 2013, New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-695-1332. August 23-september 2, 2013, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 30-september 1, 2013, Reichert Arabian Celebration, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. August 30-september 1, 2013, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. August 30-september 1, 2013, Silver Spur All Arabian, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907. August 31, 2013, One Day Show @ Latigo, Elbert, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. August 31-september 1, 2013, OHAHA Fall Show B, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. August 31-september 2, 2013, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073.
April 13-14, 2013, Antelope Island I and II 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact: Suzanne Hayes, 406-793-5505. April 27, 2013, Texas Bluebonnet Classic 25-, 50-, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Decatur, Texas. Contact: Vicki Hudson, 281-454-5592. May 4, 2013, MNDRA I 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Orrock, Minnesota. Contact: Theresa Meyer, 763-753-5236. May 4, 2013, Biltmore Challenge 50-, 75-, and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Asheville, North Carolina. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531. May 4-5, 2013, Washoe Valley I and II 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. May 4-5, 2013, MNDRA I 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Orrock, Minnesota. Contact: Theresa Meyer, 763-753-5236. May 12, 2013, Verda Bare Bones 30- and 50Mile Endurance Ride, Cornish, New Hampshire. Contact: Ruth Ferland, 603-675-6833. May 18, 2013, TAHC Canyon Ferry Lake 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Winston, Montana. Contact: Cheryl Moldenhauer, 406-227-0885. May 18, 2013, TAHC Canyon Ferry Lake 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Winston, Montana. Contact: Cheryl Moldenhauer, 406-227-0885.
July 20-27, 2013, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. August 12-17, 2013, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. september 18-22, 2013, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Virginia. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. october 18-26, 2013, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.
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Excalibur EA by Anne Stratton
Since Princess Laetitia d’Arenberg initiated an international-quality Arabian breeding program at her acclaimed Estancia Las Rosas, near Montevideo, Uruguay, her horses have been attracting attention in the industry. With the acquisition of the hot young stallion Excalibur EA, she is stepping it up a notch, taking a big step toward an important goal: her commitment is to breed horses that are not just successful in North America or South America or Europe or the Middle East. She wants to produce horses capable of winning around the world. “We want to breed most of our show horses,” says the Princess. “As a breeder, I have a dream, and I believe that Excalibur EA, when crossed with our mares, will take us to the next level.” Excalibur EA burst on the North American show scene in October 2012 at the U.S. Nationals. Bred in Spain at Albert Sorroca’s Equus Arabians, he had come to the United States in May, and appeared in the ring for the first time at Tulsa. Handler Ted Carson had advised his owner/breeder that the colt could hold his own in North American competition, and he quickly was proven right. “It was an incredible class, one of the hardest classes in the show,” recalls Carson. “He is probably the most animated, movement-wise, of any horse I’ve ever led. He comes to the
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party every single time.” When the trophy for U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt was awarded, Excalibur EA was the choice. Excalibur EA is a son of Equus Arabians’ headline stallion Shanghai EA (an International champion by WH Justice), and out of Essence Of Marwan. The Marwan Al Shaqab daughter also offers a second reference to Shanghai EA’s damline: she is out of Elizja, the dam of Shanghai EA’s
Excalibur EA’s introduction to the U.S. as National Champion Yearling Colt.
maternal grandsire, Khidar. In total, the pedigree is heavily populated with national and internationally-titled stallions.
Shanghai EA, sire of Excalibur EA.
“I had never heard of this colt until an e-mail blast during U.S. Nationals caught my attention,” says Olivia Strauch, manager and trainer for the Las Rosas Arabian program. “This handsome colt, Excalibur EA from Spain, was just named U.S. National Champion. I immediately started inquiring about him. We flew to Scottsdale to see him in person, and the three of us—Laetitia, Roberto (Estancia Las Rosas’ general manager) and I—knew he was exactly what we were looking for. He is a perfect blend of the American and the European style, and I love his pedigree. He’s very refined, tall and correct, with a stunning charisma.” With Excalibur EA has come a dynamic new relationship between Las Rosas and the colt’s breeder. “In years to come, we have exciting projects planned,” Albert Sorroca says. “Las Rosas and Equus Arabians will support each other— sharing knowledge, breeding programs and advertising— to create a strong and influential resource in the breed. With Las Rosas in North and South America, and Equus Arabians in Europe and the Middle East, we are strongly committed to success.” But right now, all eyes are focused on Excalibur EA. “He exemplifies the world,” says Ted Carson. “He has enough type, neck, and movement, that I think he can go anywhere in the world and be loved by everybody. He really captures the crowd every time he goes in. At both U.S. Nationals and at Scottsdale, he was the one people were talking about.” n
Essence Of Marwan, dam of Excalibur EA.
Salymah, dam to Shanghai EA.
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The International Champion
Shanghai EA x Essence of Marwan EA 2012 U.S. NatioNal ChampioN YearliNg Colt 2013 SCottSdale ChampioN iNterNatioNal arabiaN breederS two-Year-old Colt
To be shown by Ted Carson at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Junior Colts of 2011
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Princess Laetitia d'Arenberg â€˘ Florida, Uruguay
Published on Jul 30, 2013