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Contents Volume 43, No. 2 17
The World-Class Arabians of Haras Las Rosas
Cover Story—Bey Ambition
by Mary Kirkman by Mary Kirkman
5 Gold Star Leaders Of The Times—Vitorio TO 18 Gold Star 2012 Iowa Gold Star Futurity—Viva Iowa! 92
Western Pleasure—The Epitome Of Beauty, Athleticism, And Poise by Kara Larson
Arabians In The Southeast by Linda White and Kara Larson
7 C.A.H.N. 8 C.A.H.N.
On The Cover: RD Dynamo The Future Is Looking Up: Doyle Dertell & Future Farms by Christina Weese
15 C.A.H.N. Canadian Nationals Preview—Brandon Gears Up For Its Second Nationals Show by Ashley Lauren Toye
22 C.A.H.N. Grit, Grub And Goodies—Where To Eat In Brandon, MB by Shelby Mymko
25 C.A.H.N. Horse Owners Remain Vigilant For Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) by Christina Weese
27 C.A.H.N. News & Reviews 30 C.A.H.N. Endurance: The Biltmore Challenge by Dianne Willis
32 C.A.H.N. Greener Pastures: Jack Cogger; RRR Samirage 34 C.A.H.N. Arabian Memories: Oklahoma, Here We Come by Jean Berg
The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman—Jim Lowe by Mary Kirkman
The 2012 Ohio Buckeye Show
Working For A Dream—A Look At Youth Exhibitor Christian Cook
by Cindy Clinton by Joe Alberti
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2012 Region 10 Championships by Kara Larson
In Memoriam: Mike Villaseñor (1949-2012) by Linda White
In Memoriam: Hermann Blaser (1920-2012) by Linda White
Guardian Angel (2001-2012) by Linda White
Comments From The Editor
Time For Your Close-Up—Lester Martin
ON THE COVER:
An Amateur Lifestyle
Calendar Of Events
Index Of Advertisers
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Comments From The Editor
Every year at this time, when Youth Nationals begins, I start thinking about how vital and therapeutic horses can be for young people. In today’s world, there is never a guarantee that a child won’t get into trouble, but I have to think that children who engage in any type of competition involving horses have a better chance coming out unscathed. In my opinion, I believe that horses are a great introduction for them in how to handle the challenges that they will face in life. Children who compete on horses learn all kinds of things. One is that no matter how good a child and his or her horse are, nothing is guaranteed. If one of them is having a bad day, chances are they probably will not win the prize they are seeking. Or they can be a team, an unbeatable team, and perhaps win. Also, teamwork and communication are two of the most important things anyone can learn, and in this case, there is the extra challenge that the two members of the team don’t speak the same language. Yet, some way, they have to learn to communicate and operate as one. When that is achieved, it has to be the most exhilarating feeling in the world. However, more importantly, it is another great lesson learned that can be utilized when facing one’s daily journey through life.
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The World- Class Arabians Of Haras Las Rosas
Los caballos รกrabes de Las Rosas
Laetitia d’Arenberg and Leeloo Carol
nyone lucky enough to visit Princess Laetitia d’Arenberg’s Estancia Las Rosas is in for a treat. It is highly-regarded in several agrarian pursuits, and like all of her many enterprises, it is characterized by a seamless functionality. Its newest division is Haras Las Rosas, a promising Arabian horse breeding program that is rapidly serving notice that it is one to be watched.
Laetitia d’Arenberg’s business acumen is no secret. At the estancia, another side of her is seen—her affinity for beauty, an important part of her Arabian venture, is evident to visitors upon arrival. The lovely old white home, with its red-tile roof and wishing well of handmade tiles, sits gracefully in its landscape. A soft fragrance flavors the air; accenting the famous red roses for which the farm is named are masses of delicate lavender. A peacock, iridescent blue in the sunlight, rises out of the foliage, his alert, inquisitive eyes examining newcomers in his realm. He is not alone, as other peacocks dot the property, some with their tails splendidly fanned, some just stalking around importantly. (That is a key to who Laetitia is: animals—living creatures— are important to her.) The mix of the sublimely beautiful birds and flowers and the practical, well-tuned business could not be better illustrated. Her Arabians, in a sense, are a good representation of her life: exotic to look at, eminently practical in ability. 2 ESTANCIA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
uien tenga la suerte de visitar la Estancia Las Rosas de la Princesa Laetitia d’Arenberg se verá sorprendido. Las Rosas es reconocida por sus múltiples actividades agropecuarias, y como todos los demás emprendimientos de Laetitia, Las Rosas se caracteriza por un funcionamiento integrado. La última incorporación fue el “Haras Las Rosas”, un promisorio programa de cría de caballos árabes, el cual se ha hecho palpable rápidamente y merece la atención. La visión empresarial de Laetitia d´Arenberg no es ajena a nadie. Otro aspecto de su personalidad queda en evidencia al conocer su establecimiento: Su afinidad por la belleza, motivo fundamental para su incursión en la raza Arabe, es percibida por los visitantes a su llegada. La encantadora casa antigua, con su techo de tejas y aljibe revestido de azulejos artesanales, se erige elegantemente en el entorno. Una suave fragancia de rosas y lavandas perfuma el ambiente. Un pavo real tornasolado emerge del follaje; alerta y con ojos inquisitivos examina a los recién llegados a su reino. No está solo, ya que otros de su misma especie rodean el lugar, algunos con sus colas maravillosamente desplegadas, otros simplemente recorriendo al acecho. Ésta es la clave para saber quién es Laetitia: Alguien para quien los animales – seres vivos- tienen una vital importancia. La mezcla de la sublime belleza de pájaros y flores con la practicidad de una empresa bien afinada, no podría estar mejor ilustrada. Sus árabes, en cierto sentido, son una clara representación de su vida: exótica a la vista, y práctica en su destreza.
La esencia del Haras Las Rosas
The Essence Of Haras Las Rosas
La fuerza impulsora de Las Rosas es Laetitia d´Arenberg. Ella pertenece a un núcleo de propietarios y criadores que están posicionando un caballo árabe uruguayo --ya reconocido por sus habilidades en endurance-- como caballo de show, y al país, como fuente de buenas sangres para criadores del resto del mundo. Con la misma integridad con que Las Rosas se ha colocado en la cima en cuatro razas vacunas y en tres razas lanares, Laetitia ha diseñado su Haras para jugar un rol en la comunidad internacional de caballos árabes.
The driving force behind Las Rosas is Laetitia d’Arenberg. She is one of a nucleus of owners and breeders who are establishing Uruguay’s Arabian, long known for its endurance abilities, as a show horse and the country as a resource of fine bloodstock for breeders worldwide. With the same integrity that has put Estancia Las Rosas at the top of its game in four breeds of cattle and three of sheep, she has designed Haras Las Rosas to play a role in the worldwide Arabian horse community.
El amor de Laetitia por los animales se remonta a su infancia en Francia. Incluso durante la guerra, pasaba sus vacaciones con una tía que criaba caballos, vacas, ovejas, cerdos y perros, estando totalmente dedicada a ellos. “Siempre soñé con tener un campo algún día”, comenta, “y 30 años después de haber llegado al Uruguay compré mi primera estancia. Lo hice contra la voluntad de toda mi familia: Ellos sabían que yo dedicaría mi vida al campo y no volvería más a Europa; y así fué.”
Laetitia’s love for animals dates to her childhood in France. Even during the war, she would spend holidays with an aunt who bred horses, cattle, sheep, pigs and dogs, and she was devoted to them. “It has always been my dream to have a ranch one day,” she says, “and 30 years after coming to Uruguay, I had my first ranch. It was against the will of my whole family; they knew I would not come back to Europe. I would dedicate my life to the ranch, and that was what I did.”
Mientras tanto, Laetitia creció en Europa, donde una institutriz le leía cuentos sobre animales y la llevaba a visitar museos. El descubrimiento del artista Eugène Delacroix acrecentó su interés por los caballos, una fascinación que se volvería pasión una vez que conoció a los caballos árabes en el año 1956. “Mi mejor amiga del colegio era la hija del Rey de Marruecos”, recuerda, “y cuando los visité, fuimos al stud real. Allí descubrí a los caballos árabes y quedé estupefacta –atónita. No podía creer que fueran de verdad. Me prometí a mí misma que algún día tendría mis propios caballos árabes. No solamente árabes, sino los mejores árabes. “Para mí, los árabes tienen carácter, belleza, sensibilidad, inteligencia y humildad --todo lo mejor que la naturaleza puede ofrecer se conjuga en ese caballo”; y agrega: “Ellos son la viva expresión de la perfección.” Ella sabe de caballos y su visión para el Haras Las Rosas es producir la quinta esencia de una raza milenaria.
In the meantime, however, she grew up in Europe, where a governess read her stories about animals and took her to museums. The discovery of the artist Eugène Delacroix fueled her interest in horses, a fascination that became a passion when she was introduced to Arabians in 1956. “My best friend from school was the daughter of the King of Morocco,” she recalls, “and when I visited there, we went to the royal stud. There I discovered Arabian horses, and I was flabbergasted—stunned. I could not believe they were real. I promised myself that someday, I would own Arabian horses. Not just Arabians, but the best Arabians. “For me, Arabians have the character, the beauty, the sensibility, intelligence and humbleness—all the best of what nature can give is together in that horse,” she continues. “They are the living expression of perfection.” She knows horses from the ground up, and her vision for Haras Las Rosas is to produce the quintessential representatives of an old and storied breed.
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The History Of Haras Las Rosas The story of Haras Las Rosas is one of ever-accelerating quality. Although Laetitia D’Arenberg owned Arabians in the past as working horses, the concept of breeding show horses was not introduced until 2004. Now there are more than 60 stallions, mares and youngsters on the farm and in the show ring. Olivia Strauch, together with the farm’s general manager, Roberto Serventi, manages the Arabian program. She also is responsible for conditioning, training and showing the horses up to the national level; Brazilian trainer Dejair de Souza handles the string at the larger events.
JFN Georgino (AB Magnum x JFN Georgia Bey)
The first Arabian to arrive at Las Rosas was JFN Georgino, purchased from Justo Norman through the efforts of longtime friend Gustavo de León. The colt, who had just been named Argentine National Reserve Champion Yearling, would wear many more roses in his career, a fitting introduction to the show scene for his owner. Among his titles would be championships and grand championships at Uruguay’s Expo and Punta del Este shows. (For those unfamiliar with the Uruguayan show calendar, it is worth noting that there is no official national show; there are two main competitions, Punta del Este, in January, and Expo Prado, in September.) The next step was to build a broodmare band, a project that was jumpstarted when Laetitia became associated with Brazilian trainer Rodolfo Guzzo. That came about when Olivia Strauch introduced them; Olivia was advising d’Arenberg, but also had gone to work for Guzzo. The match was destined to be successful. “I want to breed good Arabian horses and would love to have your help,” Laetitia told the trainer, who promptly guided her in the acquisition of Leeloo Carol. A few days later, he led the chestnut filly to the title of Brazilian National Champion Junior Mare. A visit to Guzzo’s training center added five more to her herd: the Shahllenger daughter, Fascineyshahn TGS; NAG Nihrah Victory, by RSD Dark Victory; TM Electra, by El Nabila B; the Magnum Psyche daughter Nomad Queen NY; and Endevra, by Padrons Psyche out of the renowned Bint Bey Shah.
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Leeloo Carol (Brioni Carol x Kim Carol) Gaia El Lethyf (Lethyf El Jamaal x AF Vendeta)
La historia del Haras Las Rosas La historia del Haras Las Rosas es la de una incesante aceleración de la calidad. Si bien Laetitia ya utilizaba caballos árabes para el trabajo, el concepto de la cría para show no fue introducido hasta el año 2004. Hoy día hay más de 60 padrillos, yeguas y potros entre el campo y la cabaña. Olivia Strauch, con Roberto Serventi, Gerente General del establecimiento, manejan la cabaña de caballos árabes. Olivia también es responsable del acondicionamiento, del entrenamiento y de la presentación de los caballos en las exposiciones nacionales. El entrenador brasilero Dejair de Souza es contratado para presentar en los grandes shows, y en el extranjero. El primer árabe que llegó al Haras Las Rosas fué JFN Georgino, comprado al criador argentino Justo Norman a través del esfuerzo del viejo amigo Gustavo de León. El potrillo, que acababa de ser nombrado Reservado Campeón Nacional Argentino, ganaría muchos títulos a lo largo de su carrera, signficando una digna introducción de su propietaria a las pistas. Entre sus títulos figuran campeonatos y grandes campeonatos en las exposiciones del Prado y Punta del Este. (Para quienes no están familiarizados con el cronograma uruguayo de exposiciones, vale destacar que no hay una única exposición nacional oficial, pero sí dos principales que son la de Punta del Este en el mes de enero y la Expo Prado en el mes de setiembre.) El siguiente paso consistió en armar un grupo de yeguas madres, proyecto que se inició cuando Laetitia se asoció con el entrenador brasilero Rodolfo Guzzo. Esto sucedió cuando Olivia Strauch los presentó, ya que Olivia estaba ligada a Las Rosas, y al mismo tiempo trabajaba para Rodolfo Guzzo en Brasil. La dupla estuvo destinada al éxito. “Quiero criar buenos caballos árabes y me encantaría contar con tu ayuda.” le dijo Laetitia al entrenador, quien de inmediato le ofreció la posibilidad de comprar a Leeloo Carol. Unos días después, fue presentada en la Nacional Brasilera y ganó el título de Campeona Yegua Joven. Una posterior visita a Guzzo Arabian Training agregó cinco yeguas más para el plantel: la hija de Shahllenger, Fascineyshahn; TGS; NAG Nihrah Victory por RSD Dark Victory; TM Electra por El Nabila B; y la hija de Magnum Psyche Nomad Queen NY y Endevra por Padrons Psyche y Bint Bey Shah.
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“At the beginning, we bought broodmares that were also good for show,” says Olivia, “because at that time we were not breeding. We were starting the farm, and we wanted to win at the shows and internationally—but the main goal has been not just to buy horses and show them. It has been to breed our own horses and show them worldwide.”
“Al principio compramos yeguas que también fueran buenas para pista”, dice Olivia, “porque en aquel momento no estábamos criando caballos, sino empezando con el haras y queríamos ganar en los shows locales e internacionales. Sin embargo, el objetivo principal no era simplemente comprar caballos para exponer, sino criar nuestros propios animales y poder mostrarlos en todo el mundo.”
The next stop in the acquisition of mares was the United States. MA Elegant Echo, by Echo Magnifficoo; Dance For Joy, by Magnum Psyche; and GKA Golden Melody, by Padrons Psyche, were added, along with the Versace daughter HB Radiance who was bred to El Nabila B and resulted in LR Radiant, born at Michael Byatt Arabians one year after. Also purchased, the Sir Fames HBV daughter, Milenaa from North Arabians, who has proven her value as a broodmare, producing LR Menfys and LR Aguamarina, champions at Punta del Este in 2012.
El siguiente paso en la compra de yeguas fue dado en Estados Unidos. MA Elegant Echo, por Echo Magnifficoo, Danse for Joy por Magnum Psyche, GKA Golden Melody por Padrons Psyche y HB Radiance por Versace que enseguida fue cubierta por El Nabila B para que más tarde naciera LR Radiant en lo de Michael Byatt Arabians . También se sumó la hija de Sir Fames HBV Milenaa NA, que adquirida en North Arabians ya ha demostrado su valor como madre, produciendo a LR Menfys y LR Aguamarina, ambos campeones junior en Punta del Este 2012.
The following year, Laetitia selected the stellar filly Giwa Morab, by Balih El Jamaal, out of the Borsalino K mare Bint Gypsy. Giwa Morab would in a Brazilian national championship, and over the next three years, six more top titles. More importantly, she too became one of the farm’s best broodmares.
Al año siguiente, Laetitia eligió a la potranca estrella Giwa Morab, por Balih el Jamaal en una hija de Borsalino K, la yegua Bint Gypsy propiedad de Murilo Kammer. Giwa Morab ganaría en la Nacional Brasilera de aquel año y durante tres años consecutivos, seis grandes títulos. Pero lo más importante es que se ha convertido en una de las mejores madres del establecimiento. Estancia LL (Magnum Psyche x CF Khashmir) and Laetitia d’Arenberg, below
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LR Menfys (Fynt Serondella x Milenaa)
(Sir Fames HBV x EA Miracle)
(FA El Shawan x Milenaa)
Además, en 2008 debutó el potrillo criado por Las Rosas, el hijo de El Nabila B. LR Radiant. fue nombrado Campeón Junior y Gran Campeón en la Expo Prado de Uruguay. También ganaría otros shows en Uruguay incluyendo Punta del Este dos años más tarde ya como potro, y hoy ha permanecido como padrillo en Las Rosas.
Also in 2008, the second colt to be associated with Las Rosas made his debut: the El Nabila B son LR Radiant was named Junior Champion and Grand Champion at Uruguay’s Expo Prado. He would go on to be named Champion Colt at Punta del Este two years later, and today stands at stud at Las Rosas.
En el año 2009 sobrevino la compra de Sherrize d´Psocre JM, por Pscore en una hija de RSD Dark Victory, que ese año ganó el título de Campeona Nacional Brasilera y luego muchísimos títulos más en Uruguay.
The year 2009 saw the purchase of Sherrize d’Pscore JM, by Pscore, out of an RSD Dark Victory mare; she too went on to a Brazilian National Championship and many more titles.
Luego, Estancia LL, la impresionante hija de Magnum Psyche, en CF Khashmir por Khemosabi. Fue campeona en Punta del Este 2010. “Era extraordinaria; ganó facilmente”, recuerda la jueza internacional Cindy Reich, quien fue uno de los tres jurados en esa edición de Punta del Este. “Su cabeza era hermosa y muy expresiva, así como su pescuezo.” Mas tarde, el mismo año, Estancia LL sería Campeona Nacional en Brasil.
And then there was Estancia LL, the impressive daughter of Magnum Psyche, from the Khemosabi mare CF Khashmir; she was Punta del Este Champion Mare in 2010. “She was extraordinary; she won easily,” remembers international judge Cindy Reich, who was one of three officiating at Punta del Este that year. “She had such a beautiful and expressive head and neck.” Later in the year, Estancia LL would go on to be Brazil’s National Champion Senior Mare.
Ahora hay un tercer padrillo disponible en Las Rosas. El joven Auteur, comprado a la criadora americana Inga Applequist, fue nombrado 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Top Ten Yearling Colt en el campeonato supremo en Las Vegas antes
Now there is a third stallion available at Haras Las Rosas. The young Auteur, purchased from North American breeder Inga Applequist, was named 2010 Arabian Breeders World Cup Top Ten Yearling Colt in the supreme
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championship before being imported to Uruguay. By Arbiteur and out of the Palissandre daughter Indira Rose, Auteur offers an eclectic pedigree able to outcross with or gently reinforce many of today’s most popular bloodlines.
de ser importado al Uruguay. Por Arbiteur en la hija de Palissandre Indira Rose, Auteur ofrece un pedigree ecléctico, ideal para un outcross o para reforzar muchas de las líneas más populares de la actualidad.
Today, Rodolfo Guzzo surveys the Las Rosas broodmares with satisfaction. “Laetitia has a group of mares that anybody in the world would like to have,” he says. “She is a great breeder—she deserves it, and she is a person that the industry worldwide should be proud to have in the breed.
Hoy día, Rodolfo Guzzo evalúa las yeguas de Las Rosas con gran satisfacción. “Laetitia tiene un grupo de yeguas que cualquiera en el mundo quisiera tener,” comenta. “Estoy seguro que será una excelente criadora. Se lo merece, y es una persona de la cual esta industria debería enorgullecerse de tenerala.”
“She began in a not-very-common way,” he reflects. “She acquired high quality animals from the start, and the result was that in a short period of time she was already breeding good horses, showing them, winning and enjoying them.” As the Haras Las Rosas breeding program matures, its representatives are increasingly accounting for winning titles. At the 2012 Punta del Este Show in January, the farm added title after title: Champion Junior Colt (LR Menfys) and Junior Filly (LR Aguamarina); Champion Colt (LR Wild Power) and Reserve (Auteur); Reserve Champion Stallion (LR Radiant); and Champion Mare (Sherrize d’Pscore) and Reserve (Nomad Queen MY), along with an array of other prizes. It was named the Breeders Cup Award for 2012.
“Laetitia comenzó de una manera poco frecuente,” reflexiona. “Adquirió animales de muy alta calidad desde el inicio y el resultado fue que en un corto período de tiempo ya estaba criando buenos caballos, exponiéndolos y disfrutando de ellos.” Mientras el programa del Haras Las Rosas va madurando, sus ejemplares siguen acumulando títulos en forma creciente. En Punta del Este 2012, en enero, la estancia ganó un título tras otro: Campeón Junior (LR Menfys) y Campeona Junior (LR Aguamarina), Campeón Potro (LR Wild Power) y Reservado (Auteur), Reservado Campeón Padrillo (LR Radiant), y Campeona Yegua (Sherrize d´Pscore) y Reservada (Nomad Queen NY), entre otros premios, incluyendo la Breeders Cup 2012.
Dejair de Souza, who worked with Rodolfo Guzzo for 12 years before opening his own training center a year and a half ago, has shown many of the Las Rosas horses. During his time with Guzzo he won several national championships, but two, he says, stand out for him. Both were at the Brazilian Nationals of 2008. “One was with Gaia El Lethyf, who was National Champion Auteur (Arbiteur x Indira Rose) 8 ESTANCIA | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Dejair de Souza, quien trabajó con Rodolfo Guzzo durante 12 años antes de abrir su propio centro de entrenamiento hace un año y medio, ha presentado muchos caballos de Las Rosas. Durante su tiempo con Guzzo, ganó varios títulos nacionales, pero para de Souza , hay dos que se destacan. Ambos fueron en la Nacional Brasilera 2008. “El primero fue con Gaia el Lethyf, la cual fue Campeona Nacional Potranca Joven, propiedad de Las Rosas”, dice. “Y el segundo, con
right, LR Radiant (*El Nabila B x HB Radiance) LR Primera (LR Radiant x LL Naplusa)
Laman HVP, Campeón Caballo Adulto el mismo año, para el conocido criador uruguayo Carlos Roizner.”
Junior Filly, the property of Las Rosas,” he says. The other was Laman HVP, Champion Stallion the same year, for Uruguay’s well-known breeder, Carlos Roizner.
En su primer año como entrenador independiente, de Souza fué nombrado el Mejor Presentador de la exposición de Punta del Este y en 2012 ha presentado muchos caballos para Las Rosas. “Las Rosas tiene una importancia enorme para mi”, dice de Souza. “No solo me dio la oportunidad de presentar animales maravillosos sino también de construir mi reputación no solo en casa pero también en otros países.”
In his first year on his own, Souza was named Best Handler at the Punta del Este Show, and in 2012, was on the lead for many of Las Rosas’ horses. “The importance of Las Rosas is huge,” says Souza. “No doubt it gave me many opportunities to present beautiful animals and build my reputation not only at home, but in other countries too.”
La proliferación de los productos de prefijo “LR” confirma el aumento de animales criados en Las Rosas que van a cuida, y están orgullosos de ir sumando cada vez más. En la Expo Prado de este año, el establecimiento tiene 11 inscripciones, de los cuales hay solo un ejemplar que no fué criado por la firma.
The proliferation of “LR” prefixes confirms the growing presence of homebreds at the forefront of the Las Rosas show string, and they are proud to be adding more all the time. At Expo Prado this year, the farm has 11 entries planned, and only one was not bred on the estancia.
Este año, una de las potrancas favoritas es LR Primera, por LR Radiant en una hija de LL Naplusa, una yegua criada por un amigo de Laetitia, el reconocido criador chileno Alfredo Hasbún. (De Haras La Laguna en Chile, también salió LL Almudena, reservada campeona nacional chilena y tres cuartos hermana de la Campeona de Las Vegas LL Beauty Dream. Para Laetitia, LL Almudena obtuvo un campeonato en Punta del Este.)
This year, one of the favorite fillies is LR Primera, by LR Radiant and out of LL Naplusa, a mare bred by Laetitia’s friend, the leading international breeder Alfredo Hasbún. (Hasbún, whose stud is in Chile, also sold to her LL Almudena, a Chilean national reserve champion and threequarter sister to Las Vegas World Cup Champion Mare L.L. Beauty Dream. For Laetitia, LL Almudena went on to a championship at Punta del Este.)
“Los caballos de Las Rosas son de alta calidad y tienen mucho refinamiento”, dice de Souza. “Eso es lo que todo el mundo
“Las Rosas horses are of great quality and have a lot of refinement,” says Souza. “That is what everybody looks
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Giwa Morab (Balih El Jamaal x Bint Gypsy K)
LR Wild Power Power World x Giwa Morab
LR Giecho LR Echos Of Marwan x Giwa Morab
for today, which speaks about the great work done by Olivia and Roberto. Las Rosas began breeding doing it right—buying broodmares, and thus is now breeding very competitive products to compete anywhere in the world. “My role is to take the name of Las Rosas through several countries as I travel,” he continues. “There are many I like, but as always, we have favorites. For me, they’re Gaia el Lethyf, Giwa Morab, Sherrize d’Pscore JM, and LR Radiant—such a handsome and well mannered stallion! He’s always brought us a lot of joy. They are horses of great refinement, beautiful necks and a lot of presence. I see an excellent future for the horses of Las Rosas in the international market.”
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busca hoy día, lo que habla del excelente trabajo realizado por Olivia y Roberto. Las Rosas comenzó a hacer las cosas muy bien, comprando buenas matrices; por lo tanto, ahora está criando productos muy competitivos que pueden presentarse en cualquier parte del mundo.” “Mi rol es llevar el nombre de Las Rosas a través de los distintos países por los que viajo”, agrega. “Hay muchos que me gustan, pero uno siempre tiene sus favoritos. Para mí, son Gaia el Lethyf, Giwa Morab, Sherrize d´ Pscore JM y LR Radiant –un caballo tan lindo como gentil, que nos ha dado grandes alegrías. Todos son animales de gran refinamiento, hermosos pescuezos y mucha presencia. Veo un excelente futuro para los caballos de Las Rosas en el mercado internacional.”
Over and above a breeding program that is reaching “powerhouse” proportions, Haras Las Rosas is, like its home Estancia Las Rosas, an operation well-suited to its purpose.
Manejo en el Haras
“The natural conditions are amazing,” says Olivia. “The pastures are really rich, and have everything a horse needs to grow up very healthy. All the horses live out in the pastures all year since they were born. The mares
“Las condiciones naturales son increíbles”, dice Olivia. “La pastura es de una gran riqueza y tiene todo lo necesario para que un caballo se desarrolle en forma adecuada. Todos los caballos viven sueltos en el campo desde su nacimiento. Las
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Por encima de un programa de cría que está alcanzando elevadas posiciones, el Haras Las Rosas es, como su casa, la Estancia Las Rosas, una empresa adaptada a su finalidad.
yeguas paren en forma natural, en potreros dispuestos cerca de las casas para poder controlarlas, pero nunca tenemos ningún problema.” “Los potrillos más lindos se destetan y se llevan a la cabaña a los 5 meses”, continua, “mientras que el resto permanece en el campo. Algunos se doman a los 3 años si es que antes no fueron vendidos para enduro u otros propósitos.” Algunos de los que nos son destinados para show, se mantienen para el trabajo en el campo. “Nuestros caballos se doman en la estancia y son utilizados para trabajo”, dice Roberto Serventi. “A los muchachos les gustan los árabes; dicen que son inteligentes para el trabajo, y más resistentes que cualquier otra raza. Ensillamos cincuenta caballos todos los días en las distintas áreas; por lo tanto, necesitamos muchos –y buenos- caballos.” “Le damos mucha prioridad a la sanidad de los caballos”, agrega. “Para eso, tenemos un plan de sanidad riguroso, supervisado por nuestro amigo y veterinario Dr. Fernando Perdigón, que ha trabajado durante veinte años junto a los caballos de este establecimiento.” “Creo que hacemos un tremendo equipo!” comenta Olivia. “Tenemos un excelente grupo de chicos trabajando en el haras, que adoran lo que hacen y que se preocupan por los caballos como si fueran propios. Las diferentes tareas (limpieza, alimentación, acondicionamiento, entrenamiento, etc.) están bien distribuídas entre nosotros para lograr un buen resultado final. La música folklórica suena fuerte en la cabaña todo el día, y si bien estamos ocupados, el ambiente de trabajo es siempre muy alegre.”
foal naturally in paddocks next to the house so that we can watch them close, but we never have any problems. “The most beautiful foals are weaned and come into the barn at 5 months old,” she continues, “while the rest remain in the pastures, to be broken at 3 years old if they are not sold before for endurance or other purposes.” Some of those who are not destined for the show ring are maintained for work at the farm. “Our horses are broke at the farm and are used for farm labor,” Roberti Serventi says. “The workers like Arabians; they say they are intelligent for the job and more resilient than any other breed. We saddle 50 horses every day at the different areas, so we need many—and good—horses. “We give special priority to the health of the horses,” he adds. “For that, we have a rigorous plan, supervised by our friend and veterinarian Dr. Fernando Perdigón, who has been working for 20 years at Las Rosas.” “I think we make a great team!” Olivia notes. “We have a wonderful team of boys working at the farm, and they love what they do. They care for the horses as if they were theirs. The different tasks (cleaning, feeding, conditioning, training, etc.) are well distributed among us, for a good final result. Folk music sounds loud in the barn every day and although we’re busy, the working atmosphere is always cheerful. “We try to do everything thinking about the mind of the horses,” she adds. “I want them to feel good, to be happy.”
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Sherrize D' Pscore JM (Pscore x Hall Victory IN) “We must never forget they are animals,” Laetitia cautions. “We must respect and never forget that they can’t speak, so can’t complain. It is us who need to understand them. It’s our obligation.” As well as breeding her own horses, Laetitia has a commitment to the growing Arabian community in Uruguay. Las Rosas also functions as a training center, especially for smaller breeders and enthusiasts who aren’t able to prepare their horses at home. As the shows become more competitive, she and her team feel strongly that it is important for serious owners— regardless of the number of horses they have—to be able to compete at all levels of the show ring, including against the larger, more extensive operations.The management and training aspects are only part of the story; the breeding is another. “We’ve taken our Arabian horse operation very seriously from the beginning,” observes Roberto Serventi. “We’re trying to define a breeding program that will have horses competing nationally and internationally. It is certainly an activity that has given us great joy, and the investments are fully justified by the results we’ve obtained over the years— and the satisfaction that Laetitia d’Arenberg gets from it all, which is what motivates us to move forward.”
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“Tratamos de hacer todo pensando en la mente de los caballos.” agrega. “Quiero que se sientan bien, que estén contentos.” “Nunca debemos olvidarnos que son animales”, advierte Laetitia. “Debemos respetarlos y nunca olvidar que ellos no pueden hablar, entonces no se pueden quejar. Somos nosotros quienes debemos comprenderlos. Es nuestra obligación.” Además de criar sus propios caballos, Laetitia tiene un compromiso con la creciente actividad de la comunidad de caballos árabes en el Uruguay. Las Rosas también funciona como un centro de entrenamiento, especialmente dirigido a criadores y entusiastas a menor escala, que no tienen posibilidades de preparar sus animales en casa. A medida que los shows se vuelven más competitivos, ella y su equipo creen fervientemente que es importante para los criadores serios –independientemente de la cantidad de animales que tenganpoder competir al más alto nivel posible y en las mismas condiciones que lo hacen los más grandes. La administración y el entrenamiento son sólo una parte de esta historia, la cría es otra.
“Hemos tomado el tema de los árabes muy seriamente desde el principio”, observa Roberto Serventi. “Intentamos definir un programa de cría que nos proporcionara caballos para competir en un plano nacional e internacional. Es una actividad que ciertamente nos ha dado grandes alegrías, y las inversiones realizadas están plenamente justificadas por los resultados obtenidos a lo largo de los años- y la satisfacción que logra Laetitia por todo esto es lo que nos motiva a seguir adelante.” Christine Jamar (Jadem Arabians, Bélgica) está ansiosa por conocer la última generación de potrillos de Las Rosas cuando vuelva a Uruguay. “Tienen algunas yeguas muy buenas que han servido con caballos muy importantes”, dice. “Y creo que entienden que para vender necesitan no solamente buenos caballos sino caballos con mucho tipo - no sólo pescuezos largos (que ya los tienen), buenos aplomos y paletas --y movimiento.” Como ahora tiene un campo en Uruguay con su marido, , Christine ha disfrutado de ver el desarrollo del programa de árabes de Las Rosas. El norteamericano Jeff Sloan manejó El Nabila B Partners LCC durante el tiempo en que Haras Las Rosas era miembro, y de allí surgió su considerable respeto hacia el enfoque de Laetitia como criadora. “Una cosa es tener dinero para comprar caballos y ser parte de esta industria”, dice, “pero otra muy
Jadem Arabians’ Christine Jamar looks forward to seeing Las Rosas’ current foal crop when she returns to Uruguay. “They have some very good mares that they have bred to some quite important stallions,” she says. “And I believe that they understand that to sell, they need not only good horses, but also horses with a lot of type—not just long necks (which they already have), and good, long legs and good shoulders, but also type and movement.” As she and her husband now own property in Uruguay, she has enjoyed seeing Las Rosas develop its Arabian program. American Jeff Sloan managed El Nabila B Partners LCC during the time Haras Las Rosas was a member, and he emerged with considerable respect for Laetitia’s breeding insight. “It’s one thing to have money and be able to buy horses and be part of the industry,” he says, “but it’s another to be truly intellectually and emotionally engaged. There is no question to me that that’s where Laetitia’s coming from. It is not purely a business venture, and it’s not just an ego trip to go out and collect horses; she really does want to do a good job, and do it in an educated and informed way—to make good, sensible decisions about what to buy, what shows to go to, which horses to show and which to breed. And she’s been guided very effectively by Olivia Strauch, who’s done an
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outstanding job helping manage their program. I respect what they’ve done and the way they’ve gone about it. They’re playing on an international scale and making a contribution to the breed.”
Another Priority—People “For us, the horses are very important,” Olivia says. “But also, there is the social aspect, meeting and becoming friends with people from around the world. We love to share with them the passion for the horses, to go to see them and have them visit us. It’s the exchange of knowledge and passion.” “Laetitia is a very special person,” Alfredo Hasbún offers. “The treatment she has for her horses is the
diferente es estar verdaderamente comprometida intelectual y emocionalmente. No tengo dudas de que desde allí parte Laetitia. No es solamente un emprendimiento comercial, ni un viaje para su ego salir a coleccionar caballos. Pienso que ella realmente quiere hacer un buen trabajo, y hacerlo con conocimiento e información-para tomar decisiones buenas y sensibles sobre qué comprar, en qué shows participar, cuáles caballos presentar y cuáles criar. Y ella está guiada en forma muy efectiva por Olivia Strauch, quien ha hecho un trabajo excepcional, ayudándola a dirigir su programa. Respeto lo que han hecho y la forma en que lo consiguieron. Están jugando a un nivel internacional y haciendo una contribución a la raza.”
Otra prioridad – la gente. “Para nosotros, los caballos son muy importantes¨ acota Olivia,
Roberto Serventi, Laetitia d´Arenberg, Olivia Strauch and Frida.
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“pero también está el aspecto social: Conocer y hacer amistad con gente de todas partes del mundo. Nos encanta compartir nuestra pasión por los caballos, visitar y ser visitados. Es un intercambio de conocimiento y pasión.”
typical behavior of people who love their animals—and it is how she is with other Arabian owners. She is always very kind and generous.”
“Laetitia es una persona muy especial”, comenta Alfredo Hasbún. El trato que tiene con sus caballos es el típico comportamiento de personas que aman a sus animales --- el cual es muy parecido al modo en que ella se relaciona con otros propietarios de caballos. Siempre es muy amable y generosa.”
“Laetitia and her husband are extremely gracious and lovely to be around,” nods Cindy Reich. “I enjoyed discussing horses with her because she is an extremely knowledgeable and savvy breeder. We could discuss horses and sheep and cattle equally, because she is sharp in all of it, which is not something you see every day anymore. Las Rosas is a beautiful place with beautiful people, and it’s an emerging power as a breeder.”
“Laetitia y su marido son personas extremadamente cordiales y agradables” asiente Cindy Reich. “Disfruté de la conversación sobre caballos con ella porque es una criadora muy conocedora e inteligente. Pudimos hablar sobre caballos, lanares y vacunos indistintamente, porque es igualmente aguda en todos esos temas, algo que ya no es frecuente encontrar. Las Rosas es un lugar precioso con gente preciosa, con un gran potencial como criadores.” Mientras tanto, Laetitia mira al futuro. “Quiero continuar criando y nunca parar de soñar con alcanzar lo mejor” concluye. “Quiero ser una verdadera criadora, mejorando e intentando conseguir el caballo más perfecto posible”.
Laetitia, meanwhile, focuses on the future. “I want to continue breeding and never stop dreaming about getting the best,” she concludes. “I want to be a real breeder, improving and trying to get the best horse possible.”
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Time For Your CLOSE-UP
You have $100 dollars in your pocket at Scottsdale. What are you buying? Lunch for me and my friends, and maybe a bottle of wine (a cheap bottle, with only $100 for lunch and wine). What is your favorite horse show, and why? Definitely the Buckeye. I love that you arrive in the morning and do not want to leave until the show is over in the evening. It is also nice that itâ€™s a four-day show and it occasionally falls on my birthday. Happy Birthday to me! What is your most treasured horseshow memory? Probably going national reserve champion on my 4-year-old gelding, Essence Of Destiny, last year in the English Maturity. He was a Christmas present, as a 2-month-old from my partner Brian. I have always loved his dam, Fire Essense, and most of her offspring; raising him and watching him grow has been an incredible gift. To top it off with a ride like thatâ€”well, that was pretty special. What is the most memorable show-ring advice you have ever received? Sharon Stathopoulos once told me a big secret: when you stop riding for the ribbons and placings and start riding for the best possible ride you and that horse can have at that moment, things will start clicking into place. Guess what, she was right! If you could be anyone for one day who would it be and why? The pressure of being anyone other than me would be way too overwhelming. Hello, just being me is a challenge in itself. Most embarrassing moment at a horse show? Becoming intimately introduced to the cattle panels and cattle in the make-up ring at Canadian Nationals has to rate at the top of the list. If there was a news article about your life, what would the headline be? No regrets, he lived life to the fullest and loved those around him. Who is your all-time favorite show horse, and why? I have a few. Good Thunder and Mary Kate are my favorite combination. I would say Essence Of Destiny is my true Good Thunder; it is like finding your soul mate. My other favorite is Starr Llight and Leah Beth Boyd. What a dynamic couple of broads they are! 36 | A r A BI A N HOr SE T I MES
What motivates you to show the Arabian horse, and why? The horse, with its passion, heart and spirit. The people, who are like no other. We are crazy, passionate, loving people who have found one another. Can you believe it, a place where I can be seen as close to normal? The family. My family taught me to love openly, feel passionately and care deeply. Here, I can do that and feel at home. How did you become involved with the Arabian horse breed? I fell in love with horses when I was 4, and my parents used to visit my aunt and uncle and to occupy me—okay, to keep my mouth shut—they would prop me up on an old Quarter Horse named Ribbon. As a child of very humble means, however, the idea of owning a horse was out of the realm of possibility. But when I was 10, I went along with my uncle, who was like a big brother to me, as he shopped for a horse, and I fell in love with a 2-year-old Arabian mare named Phalika. She was exotic, beautiful and scared of the world—and I was a young boy who was entering a new chapter in my life and realizing I was not like all of the other kids my age. I found a best friend in that horse. I told her everything, and she shared every emotion I would have growing up. What is your favorite class to watch and why? Anything with Brian, my partner, in it. Just watching him show with our babies brings tears to my eyes. What is your dream vacation? Any vacation I can take with Brian and enjoy food, wine, art and culture. We like to travel many places, and just enjoying it together is all that is important to me. Who is the most influential person to you in the Arabian industry, and why? The most influential person in the Arabian industry would be The Amateur Owner. As stewards of these Olympic-level athletes, it is our responsibility to make sure they are taken care of in the manner we see fit, and highlighted in a way we find appropriate. And in the end, it’s our checkbooks. This year I am showing ... Half-Arabians Fire Away RJ (Country Pleasure 36-54 and Driving AOTD) and Exxtra Fancy (Western Pleasure Select Rider and Maturity); and purebred Essence Of Destiny (English Maturity and English 40 & Over). If you could show one horse from the past or present who would it be and why? Those which I have had a hand in raising. It is an incredibly special feeling when you are on one you have raised over the years. What is the most important quality you look for in your show horses? Heart and willingness to do their job. If they are not happy, why do it? What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? You would have to ask my friends and family. I try to be an open book in my life, both personally and professionally. If you could have one super-power what would it be? Being able to create instant peace and happiness for anyone I might want to inflict it upon—and being able to eat anything I want and not gain weight. What would be your ultimate dream-job? I am very blessed to have it. As one of the owners of Axelacare Health Solutions, a company treating chronically ill patients with plasma derived blood products, I get to make life better, every day, for people who felt help would never come. Are you a collector of anything? If so what? Friends.
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Bey Ambition by Mary Kirkman
Ask nearly anyone in the industry who knows Murray and Shirley Popplewell to describe them, and one of the words used will be “genuine.” The Saskatoon couple, who own Rae-Dawn Arabians, are the quintessential representatives of Canada: low-key and polite, they have a policy of doing things not only well, but right. And so it is not surprising that their stallion, Bey Ambition, is much the same. The son of Regal Actor JP and Bey Shahs Lady has steadily advanced through a career in competition that has included top titles at Scottsdale, the Las Vegas World Cup, and the U.S. and Canadian Nationals, ticking off items on his list without fanfare. Beauty? In spades. Conformation? You bet—not only the three equal circles of the body, but shoulders and legs that offer a fluid trot. Type? Of course. Temperament? Yes. He is a gentleman that Shirley Popplewell handles daily for his breeding duties. But in the ring, he knows how to turn on a competitive presence that observers have called nothing short of sensational. What’s left? What’s left is most important, Murray Popplewell says. The most important challenge of the stallion’s life is to be a successful sire, and that too is falling into place. “I think a good stallion produces consistently and produces better than himself,” says Popplewell. “He’s done that.”
Old Colt; RD Habanero, who was the 2011 unanimous Scottsdale Champion Junior Colt AAOTH, as well as reserve at the World Cup; and RD Alotta Ambition, who had been sold to Pamela Halbrook just before her title as 2011 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Reserve Champion Yearling Filly. Among 2-year-old geldings at Scottsdale in 2012, RD Shantar and RD Kadero went one-two in amateur competition, a particular delight for the Popplewells, who were on the leads (Murray won, with Shantar).
With only two foal crops in the ring (three on the ground), Bey Ambition ranked sixth on Arabian Horse Times’ 2012 list of halter sires. “He’s really exceeded all of our expectations,” Popplewell observes. “We’re behind five of the great stallions of our industry—we’re just so honored to be on that list of halter sires.”
In the next foal crop, the awards kept coming, beginning at this year’s Scottsdale. “RD Bravatti was the yearling colt champion, amateur owner to handle, and he was region seven reserve champion,” Popplewell says. “Then RD Texcello Bey was a Scottsdale International Classic Yearling Colt Top Ten and Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yearling Colt Top Ten.” RD Ambianna and RD Falconess joined in with top tens in the 2012 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Fillies Championship, and in open competition, RD Dasanni scored a top ten in Scottsdale Classic Yearling Colts.
From the first foal crop, in 2010, came RD Dynamo, 2012 Scottsdale International Reserve Champion 2-Year-
“This is from one stallion, one breeding program, one farm,” Popplewell notes. “And we’re not searching around
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Bey AmBition to find the best horses; we’re just showing what we’ve raised out of this one stallion. So we feel encouraged by that, and we think that now with the 2012 foal crop, he’s really stepping it up a notch. We have, of our own, 12 foals—seven fillies and five colts—and we’ve got some exceptional ones.” For the Popplewells, Bey Ambition’s value lies not just in his beauty, but in his type, which includes all aspects of the Arabian persona. “He’s a solid horse all the way around,” Murray says. “A horse has got to be pretty; everybody has ‘pretty’ at the top of their list, and we feel that in lots of cases, our foals are even prettier than Bey Ambition might have been as a 2-year-old. But movement, to me, is vital, and his older ones are really showing that. Bey Ambition’s got such a fluid motion, and that is being passed on.” With that sort of well-rounded individual in mind, they have used daughters of stallions whose pedigrees reflect elegant motion. (Popplewell cites Pyro Thyme SA, DS Major Afire, Baywatch V, Gitar MF and Nevada TBA as examples.) “We’ve always wanted a horse that had nice, fluid motion,” he emphasizes, and adds that the formula for type is a combination of beauty, movement and charisma, as seen when Arabians are at liberty. “That’s when they look their best.” As a result, he and Shirley are looking forward to seeing the Bey Ambition youngsters with performance owners and trainers. “We feel that the best is yet to come,” he says, “and part of that is because his foals have his great mind.”
With Bey Ambition’s promising start, the Popplewells are now scouting outcross bloodlines for his fillies, the oldest of whom will be 3 next year. “We have tried a couple of the outcrosses on other mares right now,” he says, “and we feel that we want to, of course, keep current with the other stallions about. So we have purchased some breedings.” For Murray and Shirley Popplewell, no story on Bey Ambition is complete without an acknowledgement of two people who have played important roles in the stallion’s life—breeder Lucy Whittier and trainer Claudinei Machado. “We want to thank Lucy Whittier,” Murray says. “We never want to forget her, that’s for sure. She has bred horses for so many years, and she should get the credit.” Machado, now in his 10th year with Rae-Dawn and known for his kind, synergistic approach to training, is practically a member of the family. “He’s the kind of trainer that you wish everyone had,” says Popplewell, “and we’re very fortunate to have him. “I think it’s so important to have a horse grow up with a trainer,” he adds. “It’s not always possible, I know, but in our case, our whole philosophy was that in having our own trainer, we could create some consistency in the horse. My wife Shirley’s philosophy is that we make it as easy as possible on the horse to show, and they’ll like it so much better.” And Bey Ambition will be returning to the ring— sometime. The stallion, whose latest titles came in 2011 as Canadian National Champion Stallion and U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion 4-5 Years Old, will come back to competition. It’s too much fun watching him, Popplewell smiles. But first, Bey Ambition will be free to focus on his career at stud. “We think the best is yet to come with him,” he explains. “The reason being is that he’s maturing very, very well. “Shirley and I are relatively new in this business,” Popplewell adds with typical modesty. “We thought it would be nice to have a stallion, but to have such an exceptional stallion is beyond our expectations. We just feel that we’re so fortunate to be his owners.” n
Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady).
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"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. 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
T he Sire
“During my travels this summer looking for show horses, I have been everywhere from Illinois to California, and from Arizona to Texas. I am unbelievably impressed that the best foals at every stop were Vitorio foals. This makes me happy, because when Don & Janey, and Dan & Maureen asked me to show Vitorio as a yearling (we were national champion!), I said I would love to. I also said that I think he will be a great show horse, but an even better breeding horse. My wife, Jamie, and I were so confident in him that we bought 20 breedings to him as a yearling. That is looking like a great decision!” —Steve Heathcott
Vitorio TO x LM Olivia
Queen Vitoria DH
Vitorio TO x Vergalia
T he Sire
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Vitorio TO x Fausto Amirah
Vitorio TO x RA Marissa
"I have admired Vitorio since he was just 8 months old. His show record speaks for itself, but his legacy as a sire is just beginning and unlimited. I love the filly I had this year and have seen numerous high quality foals by Vitorio. I plan to breed again to this grand stallion." — Terry Holmes
Vitorio TO x DA Shahnia
Vitorios Secret TO
Vitorio TO x TN Katiki
"VITORIO'S foals have greatly exceeded our expectations. We knew he had the qualities that we look for in an exceptional breeding stallion, and he didn't disappoint us. We see VITORIO in each foal; each has his stunning front end, quality, beautiful head and great motion—and then there is that attitude! We wish continued success for Janey and VITORIO." —Ed and Maureen Horton Thirteen Oaks Arabians
Bella Vitorio ORA
Vitorio TO x Anna Marie
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Vitorio TO x Xceptshan
The Big Bopper ORA
Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS
A very special and sincere thank you goes to all of the wonderful breeders who have chosen to breed their special mares to our Vitorio TO. We wish you great and continual success! â€”Janey Morse
Vitorio representatiVes : South American representatives: Reinaldo da Rocha LeĂŁo email@example.com Rinaldo Longuini firstname.lastname@example.org
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Australian Representatives: Future Farms Arabians Doyle & Kate Dertell email@example.com European Representative: Gerald Kurtz firstname.lastname@example.org
United States Representative: David Boggs email@example.com Judi Anderson for breeding information firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.MIDWESTARABIAN.COM
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July Calendar Feature: Vitorio TO by Christa Beeler Oak Ridge Arabians, in Freeport, Ill., is where the heart of the Arabian horse meets the heart of family. Drive between the oak trees and bronze Arabian horse sculptures that mark the farm’s gates, and you will see lush pastures, filled with beautiful Arabian mares grazing next to their exquisite babies. It has become a destination for lovers of the Arabian horse who are interested in investing in some of the best bloodlines the breed has to offer. Janey Morse, who started Oak Ridge with her late husband, Don, takes pride in the fact that Oak Ridge is a farm where the love of family and love of horses are a shared value. Two of the couple’s children have homes adjacent to the property, while two of their grandchildren work there. “It’s a great joy to see our grandchildren learning the values of unselfish responsibility and helping to care for the horses that require our daily help for living,” says Janey. In this serene space, where anything seems possible and dreams really do come
true, one of those dreams for Don and Janey was named Vitorio TO. Vitorio TO was bred by Ed and Maureen Horton, who have been breeding fine horses for more than 30 years at their Thirteen Oaks Farm, in Blountville, Tenn. “He is exactly what we aim for when we select the stallions for our mares every spring,” they say. “We really feel that Vitorio is going to have a huge impact on the Arabian breed. He is very consistent, and we think that is the mark of a great stallion.” A son of multi-national champion DA Valentino, Vitorio TO offers a sire line that includes other famous names as well, including Versace, Fame VF and Bey Shah. His dam, Sol Natique, represents a strong Russian and Polish influence through *Salon and *Naborr. Vitorio TO was bred for greatness!
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Before he was a year old, Don and Janey fell in love with him and formed a partnership with two of their best friends, Dan and Maureen Grossman. “When Don laid eyes on Vitorio, it was love at first sight,” Janey recalls. “He was a beautiful colt, trotting up and down the lane, flagging his tail for everyone to see. Everything about him looked perfect to Don. It gave him goose bumps!” Later that year, Vitorio TO was named U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt. Shortly thereafter, the Morses bought full interest in him, and their star continued to rise. In 2010 he won two more titles, Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Brazilian National Champion Junior Colt. The following year, Vitorio TO was selected U.S. National Champion 3-Year-Old Colt and U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt, showing with David Boggs. At a young age, he has recorded national championships at a rate seen only among the world’s top halter stallions. Currently Vitorio TO is in his second season at stud, and the babies are stunning. “He is solidifying his work
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in the show ring with the ability to pass his beauty on to his babies,” says Janey. “They consistently have their sire’s big, beautiful eyes, his long, elegant neck, and his kind personality. Three of his yearling babies are already champions in the show ring.” Dan and Maureen Grossman believe in Vitorio TO so much that they have continued to be part of his family through breeding. “Vitorio’s foals have greatly exceeded our expectations,” Maureen says excitedly. “We knew he had the qualities that we look for in an exceptional breeding stallion, and he didn’t disappoint us. We see Vitorio in each foal. Each has his stunning front end, quality, beautiful head and great motion. And then there is that attitude! We wish continued success for Janey and Vitorio.” At the heart of this story is a family and a beautiful Arabian stallion. Janey remembers the love that Don had for Vitorio. “He was his pride and joy,” she says. “Don loved that horse, which is why he is so special to our farm. Vitorio is a horse that whinnies every time you come in the barn—he wants to see you, and Don loved to lavish him with attention.” ■
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Worldwide Leading Sire
Magnum Psyche Padrons Psyche x A Fancy Miracle Owned by Haras Mayed
jj Cohiba Magnum Psyche x Navia HCF Owned by Haras Mayed
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United States National Champion 2-Time Scottsdale Supreme Champion
Aria Impresario Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica The Impresario Partners
Polish National Champion
Pogrom QR Marc x Petla Owned by Janow Podlaski Stud
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2-Time National Champion
aas-Elishahh Eden C x Sempre Owned by Fazenda Floresta LLC
National Champion & Egyptian Event Champion 7-Year-Old Stallion
Al Hadiyah aa Laheeb x The Vision HG Owned by Fazenda Floresta LLC
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5-Time National Champion
Vitorio to DA Valentino x Sol Natique Owned by Oak Ridge Arabians
Las Vegas World Cup Champion Stallion
Vegas dpa EF Kingston x Angelina DPA Owned by Oak Ridge Arabians
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United States National Champion
Legacy Of Fame Legacy Of Gold x Fames Elegance C Owned by Haras La Catalina
Region 11 Champion
ofw Wan and Only OFW Magic Wan x OFW Jewelee Owned by Fazenda Floresta LLC
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United States National Champion
Tribute Thyme sa Pryme Thyme x Diamond Tribute Owned by Blake Messerli
Regional Champion 2-Time Iowa Gold Star Champion
Victorious ld DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds Owned by Les & Diane Van Dyke
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Brazilian National Champion Region 14 Champion Stallion
Justa Magnum Magnum Psyche x S Justatinkerbell Owned by Haras Don Piero
ms Khasanova DA Valentino x MS Khandi Owned by Mystic Sands Arabians
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by Xenophonn 1988 Bay Arabian Stallion Canadian Reserve National Champ Open Reining, 6 National Top Tens Reining Open/AO and Champ IAHA Snaffle Bit Futurity and Maturity. Top 16 All-Time Leading Working Western Sire and Leading Siring son of the Number One All-Time Arabian Working Western Sire, Xenophonn. Win Hesa Fest Money at the Purebred and Half-Arabian Reining Futurities. $10,000 Minimum in Each Futurity, Each Year! Payouts Follow Purebred and Half-Arabian Futurity Terms and Conditions.
by Peppy San Badger 1993 Chestnut AQHA Stallion NCHA Futurity and Derby winner, Peppy San Badger was inducted into the AQHA Hall Of Fame. A foundation sire for the legendary King Ranch program for over 20 years.
contact Eleanor Hamilton for information ~
763.767.1381 1.800.328.9923 www.EleanorsArabianFarm.com Hesa Zee+/ has sired offspring that have won over $100,000 in Reining Futurity Prizes in the Hesa Fest Futurities and at the Scottsdale Show in the Purebred and Half-Arabian Reining Futurities!
M u l t i - N at i o N a l C h a M p i o N
AEPA Enrolled Sire AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Scottsdale Signature Stallion Minnesota Medallion Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion
IXL NobLe eXpress (MHr Nobility x rY Fire Ghazi) x sweet suMMer FIre (Afire bey V x primroza)
nOble bey CrF
A Noble Cause x olympia bey
A Noble Cause x Fantasy watch
ames distinguished A Noble Cause x G Kallora
Owned by and standing at Cedar ridge arabians Mike Brennan, Breeding Manager â€˘ 952-492-6590 â€˘ www.cedar-ridge.com 16
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Marwan Al Shaqab Ă— Ames Mirage
2011 U.S. ReSeRve NatioNal ChampioN 2 YeaR-old-Colt 2011 RegioN 10 ChampioN Colt Scottsdale Signature Stallion ~ Minnesota Medallion Stallion ~ Iowa Gold Star Stallion
Contact: andy Sellman ~ 715.425.9001 ~ www.argentFarms.com owned by: Cedar Ridge arabians ~ www.Cedar-Ridge.com
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ViVa iowa! With the theme, â€œVegas Style,â€? the Gold Star Futurity is excited to roll out the red carpet for stallion owners, breeders, and exhibitors alike, for another over-the-top event. Naturally, there will be great competition and all of the activities that we have had in the past, with barn parties, a progressive dinner, and a knockout auction. We are proud to say that our event is more than a horse show. It has something for everyone!
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New In 2012! New StallioN auctioN Format
On August 20, bidding opens on the
Aside from all the horse showing
Internet for all participating stallions. At 5
and parties, we will work to keep you
p.m. on August 30, all purebred lots with a
entertained throughout the show. The Gold
minimum bid of $1,500 and Half-Arabians
Star Stallion Auction on Friday night will
with a minimum bid of $750, will be moved
feature a Vegas Lounge theme, complete
to the live auction Friday night, where
with dueling pianos and the red carpet.
they will start at their closing bid from the
In addition, Saturday night will feature an
Internet. The online auction will remain
exciting Freestyle Reining exhibition that
open for all the stallions that did not reach
will get the crowd on its feet!
the live minimum for one more week, until September 8—an extra week of promotion
and opportunity to purchase breedings!
As always, competitors will have multiple opportunities to win prize money.
weSterN Futurity Jackpot claSSeS For 3-year-oldS
For example, this year’s purebred auction
Thanks to sponsors Tamar Arabians and
filly and colt will take home more than
Show Ready, there will be a Purebred and Half-Arabian Jackpot class for 3-year-
old horses with $500 prize money added
Some exciting new stallions have been
(open to both Gold Star and non-Gold Star
added to the Gold Star lineup. Don’t forget,
horses). A great opportunity to get your
if you have a horse sired by a current Gold
futurity horse in the ring before Tulsa!
Star stallion, you can nominate that horse and show it this year!
Jack ruSSell raceS Get your canine friend ready for a goodhearted run before the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday night.
“the Vault” Get your chips ready to bid at the Stallion Auction on Friday night at the Marriott. Everyone who wins a bid will be entered into a door prize drawing for a chance to win a turn in “The Vault” money machine to see how much cash you can grab!
THE GOLD STAR FuTuRITy looks forward to welcoming you to Des Moines over Labor Day weekend for a fun-filled weekend of Arabian horses. For information about Iowa Gold Star Futurity, visit
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2012 Iowa Gold Star Futurity & Fall Classic Arabian Horse Show
(IaAHA Fall Classic Arabian Show will run concurrent with the Iowa Gold Star Futurity)
S u b j e c t To C h a n g e
August 30, 2012 ________________________________________________________ VEGAS MORNING BREAKFAST & COFFEE 7:00 A.M. (time subject to change) Sponsor: Mahogany Hill Arabians ________________________________________________________ CLASSES START AT 8:00 A.M. - Jacobson Center 301 Gold Star Arabian Geldings Two Year Olds 302 Gold Star Arabian Fillies Yearlings Top 20 303 Gold Star Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 304 Gold Star Arabian Geldings Three Year Olds 305 Gold Star HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Break – TBA 306 307 308 309 310 311
Gold Star Arabian Reining ATR Gold Star Half-Arabian Reining ATR Gold Star Arabian Reining Junior Horse Gold Star Arabian Colts/Geldings Yearling Top 20 Gold Star HA/AA Geldings Two Year Olds Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure AATR
August 30, 2012 ________________________________________________________ VEGAS STRIP BARN BASH Progressive Barn Party 4:00-6:00 P.M. (time subject to change) FOOD! FOOD! FOOD! ________________________________________________________ Jack Russell Races (15 minutes prior to Opening Ceremonies) OPENING CEREMONIES - 6:00 P.M. 312
Liberty – WINNER TAKES ALL (open to all nominated Gold Star horses & Gold Star Stallions)
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August 30, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ THE MIDwEST RED CARpET pRESENTATIoN & pARTY (to begin immediately after evening presentation)
Sponsor: Midwest Training Centre Midwest Stallion Presentation | Music | FREE Food! | FREE Drinks! ______________________________________________________________
August 31, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ TEQUILA SUNRISE BREAkFAST 7:00-8:00 A.M. (time subject to change) Sponsor: Tamar Arabians ______________________________________________________________ CLASSES START AT 8:00 A.M. - Jacobson Center 313 Gold Star HA/AA Reining Junior Horse 314 Gold Star Arabian Reining Open 315 Gold Star HA/AA Reining Open 316 Gold Star HA/AA AUCTION Fillies Yearlings ATH (Stock) 317 Gold Star HA/AA AUCTION Fillies Yearlings ATH (Saddle) 318 Gold Star HA/AA AUCTION Colts/Geldings Yearling ATH (Saddle) 319 Gold Star HA/AA Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR 320 Gold Star HA/AA Fillies Three Year Olds 321 Gold Star HA/AA AUCTION Colts/Geldings Yearlings ATH (Stock) 322 Gold Star HA/AA Fillies Two Year Olds 323 Gold Star Arabian Colts Two Year Olds
August 31, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ CAESAR’S pALACE LUNCH (Lunch during first break) Sponsor: Strand’s Arabians ______________________________________________________________ Break – TBA 324 325 326 327
Gold Star HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Gold Star Arabian AUCTION Colts/Geldings Yearlings ATH Gold Star Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR Gold Star Arabian AUCTION Fillies Yearlings ATH
August 31, 2012 – Marriott Hotel - Downtown Des Moines ______________________________________________________________ STALLIoN SERVICE AUCTIoN 5:30 p.M. Cocktail Hour 6:30 p.M. Hors d’oeuvres Stallion Auction to follow ______________________________________________________________
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September 1, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ BELLAGIO BREAKFAST 8:00-9:00 A.M. (time subject to change) Sponsor: AKS Farms ______________________________________________________________ CLASSES START AT 9:00 A.M. - Jacobson Center 1 HA/AA Country Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 2 Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18 & Over 3 Arabian Western Pleasure Open 4 Hunt Seat Equitation Not to Jump 17 & Under 5 Walk/Trot Saddle/Hunt Seat Equitation (split if needed) 6 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18 & Over 7 Walk/Trot English/Country/Hunter Pleasure (split if needed) 8 Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over 9 HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 328 Gold Star HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR 10 Arabian English Pleasure Open 11 TBA 12 TBA
September 1, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ SIR ELTON LUNCh (during lunch break) Sponsor: Cedar heights Farms â€˘ Hosted by MAZZIAh LLC ______________________________________________________________ CLASSES NOT TO START BEFORE NOON - Jacobson Center 13 HA/AA Country Pleasure Ladies & Gentlemen to Ride 14 Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 329 Gold Star HA/AA Fillies Yearlings (Stock) 330 Gold Star HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 331 Gold Star HA/AA Fillies Yearlings (Saddle) 15 HA/AA English Pleasure ATR 16 Arabian Hunter Pleasure Ladies & Gentlemen to Ride 332 Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under ATR 17 Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse 333 Gold Star Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 18 HA/AA Country English Pleasure AOTR 334 Gold Star HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 19 Saddle Seat Equitation 17 & Under 20 TBA 21 Arabian Breeding Stallions 2 & Over 22 Arabian Stallions ATH 23 Arabian Breeding Mares 2 Years & Over 24 Arabian Mares ATH 25 Arabian Geldings In-Hand 2 Years & Over 26 Arabian Geldings In-Hand AOTH 2 Years & Over ______________________________________________________________ hOUSE OF TIMES FEST 4:00-6:00 P.M. Sponsor: Arabian horse Times ______________________________________________________________
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SATURDAY EVENING September 1, 2012
ClASSES START AT 6:00 P.M. - Jacobson Center 500 Freestyle Reining Exhibition - Jackpot 335 Gold Star Arabian Country/English Pleasure Open 309 Gold Star Arabian Colts/Gelding Yearlings - SEMI/FINAL 27 Show Ready HA/AA 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure $500 Jackpot Challenge 336 Gold Star Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open 337 Gold Star HA/AA Western Pleasure 28 Sink Paper HA/AA 3- to 4-Year-Old English Pleasure $500 Jackpot Challenge
September 2, 2012 ______________________________________________________________ BlACKJACK BREAKFAST 7:00-8:00 A.M. (time subject to change) ______________________________________________________________ ClASSES START AT 8:00 A.M. - Jacobson Center 36 HA/AA Yearling Colts/Geldings 37 HA/AA Geldings In-Hand ATH 38 HA/AA Geldings Open 39 HA/AA Yearling Fillies 40 HA/AA Mares Open 41 HA/AA Breeding Mares ATH 42 Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under 43 HA/AA English Pleasure Open 44 Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open 45 HA/AA Western Pleasure Open 46 Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR 47 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under 48 Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 49 Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 50 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open 51 HA/AA Western Pleasure Limit Horse 52 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18 & Over 53 Arabian Country English Pleasure Open 54 AHA Saddle Seat Medal 17 & Under 55 TBA 56 TBA
SUNDAY MORNING September 2, 2012
ClASSES START AT 9:00 A.M. - 2nd Arena 29 Arabian Reining Open 30 Arabian Reining ATR 31 HA/AA Reining Open 32 HA/AA Reining ATR 33 Arabian Reining AOTR 34 Western Seat Equitation 17 & Under 35 AHA Reining Seat Medal JTR 17 & Under
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SUNDAY AFTERNOON September 2, 2012
START TimE: TBA - Jacobson Center Stick HorSe claSS (any age rider or Steed) 57 arabian & Half-arabian Mounted Native costume 100% Jackpot 338 Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure Jtr 58 arabian Western Pleasure ladies & Gentlemen to ride 339 Gold Star arabian Fillies two Years old 340 Gold Star arabian Fillies three Years old 341 Gold Star Ha/aa Geldings three Years old 59 Ha/aa country english Pleasure open 342 Gold Star Ha/aa colts/Gelding Yearlings (Saddle) FiNal 343 Gold Star Ha/aa colts/Gelding Yearlings (Stock) FiNal 344 Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure Jtr 60 arabian country english Pleasure aotr 61 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Jtr 17 & Under 62 Ha/aa Western Pleasure ladies & Gents to ride 345 Gold Star arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 5 & Under atr 63 Ha/aa Western Pleasure aaotr 18 & over 64 arabian Hunter Pleasure limit Horse 65 Ha/aa Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 66 arabian Western Pleasure limit Horse 67 arabian Hunter Pleasure Jtr 17 & Under 68 Ha/aa country english Pleasure Junior Horse 69 Western Horsemanship 17 & Under 346 Gold Star Ha/aa Western Pleasure Junior Horse atr 70 arabian english Pleasure atr 71 tBa 72 tBa
SUNDAY EVENiNG September 2, 2012
START TimE: TBA - Jacobson Center 73 Uncle Bobâ€™s arabian english Pleasure 3- to 4-Year-old $500 Jackpot challenge 302 Gold Star arabian Fillies Yearlings â€“ SF/F 347 Gold Star Ha/aa country english Pleasure open 74 tamar arabian Western Pleasure 3-Year-old $500 Jackpot challenge 348 Gold Star arabian colts three Years old 349 Gold Star arabian Western Pleasure open
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MONDAY MORNING September 3, 2012
ClASSeS StARt 8 A.M. - Jacobson Center 75 Arabian Yearling Colts/Geldings 76 Arabian Yearling Colts ATH 77 Arabian Yearling Geldings ATH 78 Arabian Yearling Fillies 79 Arabian Yearling Fillies ATH 80 Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under 81 Arabian Hunter Pleasure ATR Select 82 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Ladies & Gents 83 Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 84 AHA Hunt Seat Medal JTR 17 & Under 85 Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over 86 HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse 87 HA/AA Country Pleasure AATR 88 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Select 89 HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under 90 Arabian Country English Pleasure Ladies & Gents 91 Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under 92 Arabian Western Pleasure ATR Select 93 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Limit Horse 94 Walk/Trot Western Seat Equitation 10 & Under 95 HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 18 & Over 96 Walk/Trot Western Pleasure 10 & Under 97 Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18 & Over 98 Western Horsemanship Medal 99 TBA 100 TBA All “A” classes that need to be split will be run as separate classes with prize money and Regional & National qualifications going to both.
MONDAY AFteRNOON September 3, 2012
StARt tIMe: tBA - Jacobson Center 101 Lead Line 2-6 Years Old (No Stallions) 102 UPHA Saddle Seat Equitation 17 & Under 103 TBA 104 TBA 105 TBA 106 TBA 107 TBA 108 Arabian Western Pleasure ATR Championship 109 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Championship 110 Arabian Country English Pleasure ATR Championship 111 HA/AA Western Pleasure Open Championship 112 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Championship 113 Arabian Country English Pleasure Open Championship 114 HA/AA Western Pleasure ATR Championship 115 Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open Championship 116 HA/AA Country English Pleasure ATR Championship 117 Arabian Western Pleasure Open Championship 118 Arabian Hunter Pleasure ATR Championship 119 HA/AA Country English Pleasure Open Championship
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Justtice KA Odysseus KM Bugatti *LA Karat LC Athens LC Axis Legacy Of Fame Legacys Renoir Magnum Chall HVP Magnum Psyche Mais Shah Mamage Marc Me Famous Marwan Al Magnifficoo Mazzaiah Momentum NA Monogramm JD Neposzar+ NW Heritage Jullyen NYN Hisani Odyssey SC *Pogrom Psitiguy Psyignify FF PVA Sahir
RA Psyche Patriot Rahere Remington Magnum SF Veraz Shael Dream Desert Sir Fames HBV Sir Marwan CRF Spades LRA Star Ghazal Sundance Kid V Sunsational Kid+// Tamar Visionary TF Psymreekhe Tribute Thyme SA Trussardi Vegas DPA Vegaz Victorious LD Vitorio TO WC Ali Gazal WH Patriot Xanthuss Zefyr+/
PArtbred Stallion breeding Auction* AAS-Elishahh Armir Candeman DS Major Afire Fausto CRH Goldmount Royal Design Havik Hesa Zee+/ Justtice KA Odysseus KM Bugatti Legacys Renoir Little Sorrel Peppy Magnum Theory
Mais Shah Mamage Mastark Mazziah Momentum NA Monogramm JD Neposzar+ NW Heritage Jullyen NYN Hisani Odyssey SC PVA Sahir Remington Magnum Rubicons Moonlit Motion Spades LRA
SS Painted Intimidator Star Ghazal Sunsational Kid+// Tamar Visionary Trussardi Vegas DPA Vegaz Victorious LD Vitorio TO WC Ali Gazal Xanthuss Zefyr+/
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2012 Online Stallion Service Auction Monday, august 20 Bidding Starts Online thursday, august 30 5 P.M. Qualifying Deadline for Live Auction* Friday, august 31 Live Auction Marriot Hotel Downtown
saturday, septeMber 8 Online Bidding Ends you don’t have to be present to bid at the live auction! Call Kim Matthias at 515-202-2154 or Jessica Maldonado at 515-577-6388 if you have a stallion you’d like to bid on during the live auction.
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www.goldstarfuturity.com *All purebred lots with a minimum bid of $1,500 and Half-Arabians with a minimum bid of $750, will be moved to the live auction Friday night, where they will start at their closing bid from the Internet. The online auction will remain open for all the stallions that did not reach the live minimum for one more week, until September 8—an extra week of promotion and opportunity to purchase breedings!
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2011 Auction Yearling Champions
Arabian Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion GODDESS OF DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x Goddess Of Marwan), shown by Jason Tackett for owner Sally Bedeker.
Arabian Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion SPARTACUS M (Legacy Of Fame x JJ Symphony), shown by owner Anthony Marino.
HA/AA Auction Yearling Filly ATH (Saddle) Champion GF MOSTLY ARAB (ML Mostly Padron x Copper Elegance), shown by owner Donna Fortune.
HA/AA Auction Yearling Filly ATH (Stock) Champion GIANNA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), shown by Stuart Vesty for owner Barbara Sink-Krusenstjerna.
HA/AA Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH (Saddle) Champion HE BE A BADAZZ ( JRA Azul x She Be Noble), shown by Andy Carroll for owners Terry Anne and David Boggs.
HA/AA Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH (Stock) Champion EISENHAUER WLF (ATA Bey Starr x Palisade), shown by owner Penny Gute.
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Scottsdale Champion & U.S. Top Ten Padrons Psyche Magnum Psyche A Fancy Miracle Fame VF Poetry SMF Isah
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The Epitome of Beauty, Athleticism, and Poise by Kara Larson The subtly of cues, the drape of the rein, the smoothness of gaits, and the grace and beauty of an Arabian western horse is undeniable. When it’s right, the picture is like a painting, and to the outside, untrained spectator, western pleasure looks laid-back and even easy because of its smooth and measured gaits. However, as anyone who has ever ridden western knows, this is not the case. It takes great athleticism and talent from the horse and calculated poise and concentration from the rider. But, don’t just take my word for it. Let’s leave the esoteric details of the Arabian western division to the professionals— the western trainers of our Arabian industry. Certainly they know better than anyone the details of what makes Arabian western pleasure such an interesting and unique division. Read on as their opinions fill the pages ahead.
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Jenna Ball Westridge Farm River Falls, Wis. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? A great western horse is a true athlete and has a great work ethic. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? More than anything, just working with the younger generation. I think it’s very important to bring new blood into the breed. What are your favorite shows? Why? U.S. Nationals is my favorite show to go to—I love seeing the best of the best. Everyone is there to showcase their hard work from the show season, competing for the sought-after national titles. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? Having a sound and trusting horse and rider combination is very important. Riding a great western horse takes patience, precision and timing. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). My ideal western horse is one that really tries to impress you, always looking to do the best he or she can do for you and your client. I love western horses that take care of their riders through any obstacle they come across, in or out of the show ring. If a horse is started the right way and enjoys doing its job, that shows in its character and presence.
Jessica Cole Jessica Cole Training Center Baraboo, Wis. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? There is nothing more beautiful in western tack than a great Arabian western horse—one with extreme quality and type, and the athletic ability and correctness of gait to go with it. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? This evolving industry has been a huge challenge for
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every trainer I know. I am fortunate that my business has grown and in fact nearly doubled in the past four years. I am not sure why I have been so lucky, except that I focus every single moment of every day on making sure that I am well worth coming to for training, lessons, or to look at sales horses. Sales are down in my barn, as they are for everyone, but my training, lesson, and showing business has grown by leaps and bounds. I have an extremely enthused group of amateur riders that simply love to come ride, love to go to the shows, and love every opportunity they get to learn something new. Because they are so hungry to learn, I encourage and invite other consultants to come in periodically to teach us something new or to teach us the same-old/same-old, but teach it in a different way, and this is very popular with my clients and keeps us all fresh. Ray LaCroix and Carole Stohlmann have been particularly constructive for us recently. I have also maintained an impeccable professional reputation—all my horses get worked, all the time, and no one can ever leave my barn saying they’ve been taken for a ride in any way. Honesty pays off, and your integrity is the one thing you can lose in an instant, and it’s gone forever, never to be regained. I will never have to fight
to re-establish a tarnished reputation—I was raised with an iron fist about ethics and responsibilities, and I would basically rather die than compromise those values. Lastly, I thank my lucky stars every day for my University of Wisconsin-Madison degree in Finance and Marketing. It’s helped me be smart about running my small, but enthused, barn even in a less-than-ideal location, and it’s also helped me understand just exactly what financial havoc has gone on in the world these past five years and what it means for all of us. I am not sure I am young enough anymore to “fall back on it” if ever the need should arise to grow up and get a real job, but I still count that degree as a huge asset. I think that every trainer should make time for school and a degree, because this is such a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants business we are in. If you choose to live in the fantasy world of the horses, as I do, you should still be educated about the “real world,” because that’s the world that can hurt you much worse than the horse business ever could.
that looks like an equine Quaalude®. I want to see some expression and some enthusiasm for the job at hand, not a dead head.
What are your favorite shows? Why? My favorite shows are any shows held in Springfield, Ill. I can’t think of a more perfect place to show horses on the planet. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? A sound and trusting connection between horse and rider is essential in the western division, as it is in any of our performance divisions when they are done with true horsemanship and finesse.
Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). A great western horse has extreme quality and beauty, as well as exceptionally true gaits and supreme athleticism. It should be able to rate itself easily and immediately, with very minimal cueing from the rider, and should be happy to do so. It should have a low set hock that allows it to engage the hindquarters with no effort. Head carriage should be based on individual conformation. Some are going to be a little higher and fancier and some are going to be a little lower and flatter (especially in Half-Arabian/Quarter Horse crosses), but wherever the horse bridles, it should carry itself beautifully, easily, and with no signs of stress or duress, such as a busy tail, pinned ears, or an unhappy mouth. It should be relaxed, quiet and unhurried, but I truly hate one
Ames, Iowa What makes the Arabian a great western horse? I think it’s their natural athletic ability that makes a great Arabian western horse a beautiful picture to enjoy. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? I spend a lot of time at horse shows watching the trainers school their horses and listening to them giving lessons to their amateurs. I always learn something new. Last winter, I attended the AHA seminar and school for judges and exhibitors. It was a great education and I would recommend it for all exhibitors. I also watch TV programs and read articles about all breeds to see what is happening outside of the Arabian horse community. In our own efforts, our stallion, Sunsational Kid, is producing some excellent foals, and we think he will keep improving the quality of successful Arabian western pleasure horses. What are your favorite shows? Why? I like just about any horse show, because we have fun wherever we go. But when you live in Iowa, there is nothing better than sunny Scottsdale in February! Volume 43, No. 2 | 95
How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? I am sure it is important in any discipline, but in western, especially, both horse and rider must look totally relaxed and confident. You have to spend enough time in training and practice to make sure that your horse knows, with subtle cues, what you are asking him to do. And when you ask him, he should do it willingly. Also learning how to relax your horse with a pat on top of his neck or just the sound of your quiet voice is very beneficial. When you learn how to relax and trust your horse, I think he will usually relax and learn to trust you, too. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). My ideal western horse has to be very pretty and have tons of substance and quality. He must have correct conformation with a broad chest, strong rear end, a nicelyshaped neck set high on his withers, and the ability to lift his shoulders for appealing front end motion. He must have a quiet temperament, but still have a little “look at me” attitude, and the heart to work hard and do his job willingly.
Tommy Garland Tommy Garland Arabians Powhatan, Va. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? For me, I like the way they lope, compared to Quarter Horses. They’re more naturally gifted lopers—they don’t get as long and it’s more comfortable to ride. That is, as long as you keep them loping correctly.
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How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? A good, quality horse is always going to do well in the western division. One thing I will not sacrifice is how a horse moves for a big drape and headset. I’m afraid all we’re judging is from the neck and shoulders forward, and we’re forgetting the rest of the horse. And that’s really a detriment to our industry. I like a more natural going way instead of an artificial look. Because our industry is so geared toward the amateur now, which is great, we have to make it so they have fun with it and enjoy it. It’s not always about draping the horse, it’s about a quality ride and quality movement, so that new people coming in can have success and stick with showing because it’s fun for them. It is also important to keep your eye on the kind of clothes and saddles that are in the show ring, and make sure that the horse looks good. The main thing is just having the right picture when the horse comes in the ring. What are your favorite shows? Why? I like to go to Scottsdale because it’s not only a great show, but it allows us to get away from the winter cold for a bit. I also really enjoy going to U.S. Nationals. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? I think it’s very important—especially with the amateurs.
I think we sometimes make our horses so mechanical and so difficult to ride that we’re losing the connection with the amateurs. It’s almost becoming their second job to ride their horses. They ride horses to enjoy it, and if you make it so technical and everything so precise, it becomes nearly impossible for them to do so. I think we’ve made it especially hard for the amateur to enjoy riding the western horse, because we’re looking for this huge drape and other tough things, and additionally, we’re over intimidating our horses. They’re not moving as well as they can, and for amateurs, it’s hard to take a hold of their face and put them where they want because the horse is so intimidated from it. Ultimately, it starts with the horse, because, of course, it’s very important that a horse trusts you when you’re asking them to do a lot of things. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). I like a horse that is a little inquisitive, but quiet. I look for a horse with the hocks a little lower to the ground, a neck coming up out of the shoulders probably a little more than what some people like, a nice shape to their neck, a shorter back, and I want them to be pretty. Really, if they’re pretty, I can train them. I can change up how I train to fit the individual. But the thing of it is, if the horse doesn’t have the mental capabilities, then no, it’s not going to work. I don’t care how great they are, you’re not going to make them a great horse.
What are your favorite shows? Why? I don’t know that I have a favorite show to go to, but I just like a show that puts together a good working schedule, and also, we try to support the shows that are in our area if we can because if we don’t support them, there won’t be any at all. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? Before anything, it’s just incredible how many hours the trainer has spent, especially in the amateur class, to get it just right for the amateur. And beyond this, if you and your horse aren’t getting along, it’s probably not going to be a very good picture. You can do your schooling before the class, but when you go through that gate, you need to have it back together. Your horse should be settled down and content and you shouldn’t still be picking at them. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). Disposition, for me, is extremely important because I’m in my 70s, so that’s a big criteria whether it’s a pleasure horse or a reiner. Along with disposition, they have to be willing to let someone stand on a ladder and climb up on them! To me, disposition also makes for a prettier picture. Even if the judge doesn’t pick you, at least you had a pleasant ride and it was pretty.
Eleanor Hamilton Eleanor’s Arabian Farm Rogers, Minn. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? Simply put, they’re just pretty to begin with and they’re nice smooth movers. The combination of these two makes an overall pretty picture. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? I probably notice more of a need for awareness in the reining than in the pleasure classes. You have to be following the breeding programs to watch for breeding trends. There’s always a continuous study going on, no matter what discipline it is. It’s a study to see what’s in the ring, what the bloodlines are, what the classes are, and just keeping up to date on everything.
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Larry Hoffman Hesten Park Arabians Hastings, Minn. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? What I really love about the Arabian as a western horse— and I grew up showing Quarter Horses—is the athleticism that the Arabian brings to the western pleasure division. By nature, they want to get under themselves and then lift their shoulders and lift their front end. Compared to a lot of other breeds, the Arabian is a much more athletic western pleasure horse. Like in any breed, you have to look for that individual that is physically suited to be a western horse, but the nice thing is that among the different bloodlines, etc., we have produced those individuals that are physically and mentally wonderfully suited to be western horses. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? We change somewhat, but Jody and I have a real core vision of what a western horse is. I look at trends, but I firmly believe that you cannot let trends override good, basic horsemanship and good, basic horse training. It’s tough with trends. We go through trends of them going too slow, being too over-bridled, being too fast at the hand gallop, having no hand gallop. I think if we keep it all down to what is beautiful to watch, we are able to focus on the basics of a great western horse. Another trend we’ve gone through is where the biggest pitch in the reins wins. I don’t care how far a horse is draped in the bridle if they’re not gaited properly. For me, it all comes back to quality of movement and trueness of gait. I don’t care how big the drape is or how beautiful the horse is, if they’re not moving true, that’s not a good western horse. And I think the one thing we have to be careful of when we look at trends is making sure that we’re training our horses in the right way. We all want that nice, beautiful, soft drape, but that can never come through intimidation. Whether it’s a western horse, an English horse or a hunter, they all have to be willing to move to their bridle. The great western horses just take the concept of balance to an exceptional degree. A good western horse should move to the bridle the same way a good English horse does. With an English horse, we will allow them some balance up against the bridle, but western horses have to balance themselves.
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This balance comes through training and the physical ability of the horse. You have some horses who will never be physically capable of doing that to the extreme, and you have other ones for whom it comes naturally to do that. What are your favorite shows? Why? The Buckeye is definitely one of them. It’s all about performance horses, although of course, there is halter too, and the English division is probably the strongest division there. But even in the western division there, you get great horses. What’s wonderful about the Buckeye is it’s really all about the exhibitors and what they need to have a good experience at the show. It’s also all about what the horses need to make it an ideal show for them to perform their best, and I think any show that looks out for the animal and the exhibitor first is a fun horse show to go to. We also love going to Canadian and Youth Nationals for the same reason. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? It is probably just as important, if not more important, on a great western horse that the horse and the rider are on the same page than it is in any other division. I think people underestimate just how difficult it is to ride a great western horse. When you see these horses going on these really nice, soft drapes, the communication level is incredible. You’ve got to be thinking of making your correction when the horse is contemplating doing something, not after they’ve done it. If they’ve done it, you’re five steps too late. You’ve got to be able to feel in your seat what is coming, so you can make those minute adjustments. It’s a misconception that with a really good western horse, a rider can just sit there
and not do anything. No, never! There’s not a western horse on earth that somebody sits up on and doesn’t do anything. The amateurs that are really in sync with the horse are making their corrections so early and so subtly that no one can see the correction happening. In English you’re allowed two hands, a whip and spurs if you need them; in western, you get one hand and a pair of spurs if you need them and you’re not supposed to touch their faces! So much of western is about timing—getting that in-sync timing with the animal where you can make those subtle adjustments. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). My ideal western horse, in broad terms, is the same as my ideal horse, period—an athletically gifted C student. What I look for in my ideal horse is a horse that is physically very gifted, but willing to just take instruction. They don’t want to necessarily think for themselves, because the ones that are too smart tend to think their way out of things instead of just taking instruction. So what we look for in our young western prospects is a nicely shaped neck that comes out fairly flat and level from its withers, a nice dropped down hock, short cannons, not necessarily a level topline, and then I’d say the biggest key for me is what their natural length of stride is. I want to see my young western horses take a natural, short stride. If you think about it when you watch a good western horse go, they move with a very precise, quiet step. It’s like they’re aware of where every foot is going and the length of the stride is shorter and a little more elevated. Mentally, I’m looking for that horse that is kind of laid-back with the world. It just has a glaze in its eye, and we always laugh when we bring a western horse out to get ready for its class, because you can look in their eyes and know when they’re ready. They have that laid-back look and they’re just ready to go along with the program.
How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? By taking advice from expert horse trainers, mostly from my dad, Don LeFever, and also Pam and Hoyt Rose. This method has taught me everything I know, usually by watching classes and seeing different techniques of how these experts train their own horses. What are your favorite shows? Why? My favorite show is Youth Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M. Since my first Youth Nationals in 2003, I have had great memories and want to share my past experience by training youth today and helping them make great memories for themselves. I also enjoy traveling to Canada with the horses to do what we love—show Arabians! How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? A sound and trusting connection between the horse and rider is most important because the horse needs to trust and respect the rider. A trusting relationship is important for showing in new arenas because the noise from people moving in the stands can be distracting, and you want to make it through the class without any noise issues.
Jordan LeFever LeFever Training Center Roberts, Wis. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? The sensitivity and intelligence of the breed makes the Arabian horse a quick learner who has superior communication with the rider. In addition, the Arabian has a fancy look, is a great mover, and works hard, with a tolerant attitude.
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Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). My ideal western horse is a calm, nice moving horse that will hold his head, neck and poll in a great western headset. Add a positive, willing attitude with the rider, and that would be my ideal show horse.
Sarah Paripovich Sarah Paripovich Training Center Buffalo, Minn. What makes the Arabian a great western horse? Arabians, purebreds in particular, are extremely trainable. I have found these horses to be willing and have a lot more ‘try’ in them than in other breeds I have worked with. Western pleasure is a very demanding discipline. Without a good attitude, it is almost impossible to make a difficult job look easy. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay
current and successful? As trainers, we are all competing for the best horses and the top prizes. Obviously we all push each other to become better trainers and horseman, thus evolving our discipline. As with any sport, techniques and talent get better over time among athletes/horses. It’s our job as trainers and horseman to develop those talents without pushing a horse to its breaking point.
Attitude is everything! Of course I’d love to see a horse come along with perfect conformation everyday, but realistically that doesn’t happen too often. A good, trainable mind and a willing disposition can overcome a lot of physical imperfections.
What are your favorite shows? Why? I have always loved the Canadian Nationals. It’s a National show with a more laid-back atmosphere; I also think Scottsdale is one of the best ideas the Arabian show world has come up with! When you live in Minnesota, spending three weeks in Arizona is heaven! How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? It’s everything! Without it, there would be no riding on a drape. With some horses, there is a lack of trust, or no connection to the rider. These horses usually don’t make good western horses. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.).
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Jody Strand Strand’s Arabian Stables Toddville, Iowa What makes the Arabian a great western horse? For me, it’s simply their beauty and their more fluid way of moving that makes the Arabian a great western horse. How are you changing with this evolving industry? What are you seeing or doing to make sure you stay current and successful? We’ve never really been big on trends; we just do what we do and try to train our horses to the best of their ability and get people the most for their money. The economy has affected everything a little bit, but it seems like people that are really in love with the Arabian horse are always going to find a way to do it—even if it is at a smaller capacity with a few less horse shows.
What are your favorite shows? Why? Our two favorites are Scottsdale and U.S. Nationals. Nationals is a lot of work and it’s still growing, but the level of competition is always fun and exciting. How important is a sound and trusting connection between horse and rider in the western discipline? The bond between horse and rider is everything. All the communication between the two, all the intricate things that you can’t see, that you’re not supposed to see—it’s all so important. Describe your ideal western horse (personality, mind, physical traits, attitude, etc.). For me, it’s going to be a horse that is beautiful. The overall picture has to be something pleasant to look at. I also like my western horses to be extremely athletic. So, when you watch that horse, it is very well gaited and true in all the gaits. It should really just come easily to the horse. In terms
of disposition, the horse should be likeable and trainable. All in all, my ideal western horse possesses beauty, athleticism, a good attitude and trainability wrapped up in one. n
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Arabians in the
Southeast by Linda White and Kara Larson If your childhood memories include gummy red clay, boiled peanuts, or the old, Spanish moss-draped fort at St. Augustine, Fla., then you have glimpsed the truth: the Southeastern United States has a distinct culture all its own. A good example is Margaret Mitchell’s description, in Gone With The Wind, of life in north Georgia: “According to the standards of Augusta, Savannah and Charleston, life in north Georgia was a little crude. But raising good cotton, riding well, shooting straight, dancing lightly, squiring the ladies with elegance and carrying one’s liquor like a gentleman were the things that mattered.” They still do matter, of course, and our expectations have even expanded.
Let’s not forget that Tupelo, Miss., was Elvis Presley’s hometown, or that Nashville is Music City, U.S.A. All manner of U.S. Presidents, educators, scientists, and giants of industry, entertainment and sports have hailed from the Southeast. The Atlanta Braves are only one of the region’s many top baseball teams. And their basketball and football teams are well-known as well. Today, if you ask some men what comes to mind when they think of the South, they will reply dreamily, “Augusta in April.” They aren’t thinking of Miss Scarlett, Tara or Rhett Butler. Augusta, Ga., hosts the Masters Golf Tournament every spring.
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In 1942 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys recorded “That’s What I Like about the South.” The song lyrics canonize old-time Southern cooking: “She got baked ribs and candied yams; sugar-cured Virginia hams; ham hocks and turnip greens, hog jowls and butter beans. That’s what I like about the South!” An issue of Southern Living magazine offers its readers a “Culinary Tour of Coastal Alabama,” from shrimp boats and seafood shacks to “light-drenched inns overlooking Mobile Bay.” (Takes you right there, doesn’t it?) When somebody mentions a meal of Florida red snapper, Hoppin’ John in Charleston, pan-fried oysters and cornbread hushpuppies in Natchez, or shrimp and grits in Birmingham, your mouth may or may not water. But the pecan confections available at every roadside Stuckey’s are guaranteed to tantalize even the austerely diet-conscious. There is a lot to see and enjoy, leisure-wise and in equine sports, in the Southeast. Horses have been a big deal in the Southeast for a long time. How far back do we want to go? “Beginning with his first voyage of discovery, Columbus and all the subsequent Spanish explorers brought horses with them; horses of definitely Arabian type,” wrote the late equine historian John Hervey, “for it was useless to bring ordinary ones. They would not stand up to the terrific hardships they were called upon to endure.” Hernando De Soto followed his fellow countrymen, one of whom was Juan Ponce de Leon (who was looking for the Fountain of Youth) into Florida in the mid-16th century, bringing along 300 “Oriental” type horses with him. In, The Arabian Horse In America, Dr. George Conn devotes several chapters to the Arabian’s later influence in the colonies through the Darley and Godolphin Arabians and the Byerly Turk. In the mid-18th century, wealthy English settlers brought fine bloodstock with them, stallions like Janus, a Godolphin Arabian son who came to the East Coast sometime before 1761; the ones that Edward Fenwick imported from England to South Carolina, also of Godolphin Arabian heritage; and numerous others. Racing was every early Southeastern breeder’s pursuit, however. Horse showing only gained real popularity after the Civil War. One of the Arabian breed’s most historic breeding farms was located in the South. (It still is, but it is a museum
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and educational center now). Travellers Rest Plantation, in Franklin, Tenn., was built in 1799 by Judge John Overton, a friend of Andrew Jackson’s. Some 101 years later, one of Overton’s heirs, Brigadier General J.M. Dickinson, founded his Arabian stud on the judge’s old plantation. Dickinson collected Arabian mares and
stallions from the Kellogg Ranch, the Maynesboro and Babson Studs, and imported Arabians from Egypt, Brazil and Poland. The most famous Travellers Rest stallions were *Czubuthan, *Nasr, Gulastra, and the black Hallany Mistanny. At its height, the farm had 50 broodmares. General Dickinson was also a great showing and racing enthusiast, and supported those efforts as far west as California. The Travellers Rest herd was dispersed in 1949, but Arabian breeding and showing in the Southeast continued to grow in Tennessee and every other Region 12 state. The Arabian horse industry today is flourishing in the Southeast. More than 30 years after it was founded, Region 12 is alive and well in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee. The organization embraces its role as an important, stabilizing influence on the rest of the nation. Region 12 has 29 local clubs and encompasses one of the largest geographic areas of any AHA Region. So it is fitting that the Region 12 Championship Horse Show, held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, in Perry, Ga., every spring, is a much-anticipated fixture on the activity calendar. This year, it took place May 7-12, and it featured its usual array of top-class competition. Once again, the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity Stallion Auction attracted
a crowd of enthusiastic buyers, and its benefits were apparent in the Spotlight classes’ lucrative prize money. On hand as well were new performance classes for 5-year-olds, increasing the payback for performance participants in the Spotlight. Other developments also marked this year’s show, two of the most notable, the return of hunter/jumpers to the line-up and, the exchange of a big screen at the arena for live streaming video coverage on the internet. As the Region 12 Show grows, so does its reputation and the followers it attracts from outside the South. “Stylin’ and profilin’” is what one Southerner called the Southeastern Arabian horse community’s tremendous show of strength and joyful exuberance in the last few years. And the rest of the country is noticing.
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LesLie Garvis Vicki Humphrey Training Center Sorrento, Fla.
Saddlebred, but they were really just not what I wanted. I finally got my Arabians and started showing in 1960. Today, we have approximately 100 head on the farm that are client- and Rohara-owned horses. Rohara has been named Breeder of the Year by Arabian Horse Times in 2010 and 2011, Breeder of the Year by APAHA, and the Breeder of the Year by USEF, and in the show ring, we’ve had national championships in almost every single division offered by AHA in performance and halter.
Leslie Garvis and Ice. I had my first riding lesson on an Arabian in 1970, and I have loved Arabians ever since. I have so many great memories with my horses, but the childhood memories of riding my Arabian bareback with a halter and lead rope through our suburban Miami neighborhood always put a big smile on my face. I currently own seven horses—five Half-Arabians, one purebred, and one Quarter Horse (for my husband). My passion is riding and showing English, and at home Andrew and I ride western for mounted shooting and on the trails. I’m most serious about being the best rider I can be and getting my Arabians to want to give me their best. The most enjoyable aspect of my horse involvement is achieving training goals, spoiling my horses, going to shows and having fun with friends, watching classes, cheering on friends, and, of course, going through the in-gate. (And winning isn’t bad either!)
I’d have to say that my most memorable moment would be winning my first national championship in 1981 with the purebred mare Rohara Tsultress. The most fun is seeing the new babies born and enjoying the people you meet along the way for the camaraderie. Simply put, I’m most serious about producing good horses for the future of the Arabian breed.
Rohara Arabians Orange Lake, Fla.
I got my first Arabian in 1959. I would say I got started because of my Black Stallion books. Back then, there was only one Arabian horse magazine and it was called The Arabian Horse, and for me, the Arabian became the only horse to have. Before that, I had a Quarter Horse and a 120 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
Roxann Hart of Rohara Arabians.
Ivory Arabians Fairfield, Fla.
I got my first Arabian in 1991. I’d loved Arabians all my life—*Witez II was one of my equine heroes—and I had an opportunity to buy a filly that I couldn’t register. I named her Al Faras Al Awwal, which means “The first horse,” and she became the love of my life. I lost her some years ago, but
Sabrina Jarema and Ivory Shaddara. she’ll always live on in my heart. After I got her, I bought a *Padron daughter and several other Arabians, and moved to Ocala so I could have them with me—something that wasn’t possible in Fort Lauderdale. I currently own about 16 and a half horses. The “half ” is the colt I co-own with Rohara Arabians, Rohara N Ivory, by Rohara Aria Spartan, out of Ivory Lavita E Bella (Versace). My breeding program started with great old Russian bloodlines, which I’m outcrossing with newer lines. I get athleticism and movement from the former, and the beauty and elegance of today’s show horses from the latter.
to come. I sit on my porch in the morning, watching foals playing in the field, and wonder who they will become. Whatever their destiny, they are a link between the past and the future—the immortality of the Arabian horse.
brandy JoHnson Brandy Johnson Photography Ocala, Fla.
My family has been involved with horses, regardless of breed, since I can remember. My first “very own” Arabian was in 1996, Kaiyoum Might. He was a white stallion—the typical Barbie™ doll horse. He spent the remaining 12
My favorite memory is definitely from the 2011 Arabian Sport Horse Nationals. My mare, Ivory Shaddara, won both purebred mare classes, first with Katie Showers of Rohara in the open, then with me in the amateur class. There’s no feeling in the world like standing in the ring with a mare you bred, own and show, waiting for your name to be announced as the national champion. Sometimes dreams do come true! There are many fun things about living with Arabians—the shows, the friends you make, and seeing your horses racing across the field to greet you. The thing I take most seriously is breeding better horses with each generation. We are the guardians of this ancient, magnificent breed, and we have a sacred trust with those desert tribes who created it. We can’t just breed to the most popular stallion, or the one who is the current big winner. We need to study the bloodlines and understand what we want to hand down to the generations
Brandy Johnson of Brandy Johnson Photography.
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short years of his life with us being my best friend, and later being one of my favorite subjects to photograph. I get the question of how many horses I own all the time, and the number changes each time! I think we have roughly about 16 New Vision Farm horses. They consist of broodmares, babies, retired horses and our show string. I show in halter, hunter, and this year will be a first in the Half-Arabian country English pleasure division. We strive to breed halter and performance quality horses on a small scale. This year we had two babies, a filly by Brixx IA and a Half-Arabian pinto colt by Shaddofax. As I’m fairly new to showing at the regional and national level, my favorite memories are those consisting of fantastic rides on my performance horses and great showings with my halter horses, and then having them pay off by winning. This year at Region 12, I won my first performance championship title on my Half-Arabian hunter unanimously! It was such a thrill. My professional work is within our industry and that gives me great joy. Photographing these amazing animals never gets boring, and I’ve made so many new friends along my travels. Like they say—if you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life!
Jacques Lapointe Diamond Hill Arabians Waxhaw, N.C.
We purchased our first horse in the early 1980s because our daughter, Lisa, wanted to show horses. However, our real journey into breeding top quality Arabian performance horses began with the purchase of Hucks Connection V from Sheila Varian in 2006. Our breeding program has grown significantly over the years as we have perfected the breeding match to our sire. Currently, we own approximately 40 horses. Our focus is producing and showing nationalquality English horses by Hucks Connection V. Six out of the 10 foals born on our farm this year were purebreds. Their dams include: Princess Of Baske (2011 unanimous U.S. National Champion Country English Pleasure Junior Horse); her dam, Berry Fancee (a Hucklebey Berry daughter); and SMS Forever Bay (an
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Jacques Lapointe and Hucks Connection V. MHR Nobility daughter), the dam of multi-national champion English horse Vegaz, as well as daughters of Baske Afire, Afire Bey V and El Ghazi. Our Saddlebred mares, including one Dutch Harness/Saddlebred cross, have produced some of the most exciting, pretty-headed, longnecked, motion horses we have ever seen! Our favorite memory is when our daughter won a unanimous national championship on Hucks Connection V. In terms of what we’re most serious about with Arabians, it really depends on who you ask in our family. If you ask me, I’m going to talk to you about how we acquired the best cross to our stallion, especially high profile broodmares that produce high dollar offspring. If you ask my wife, Ann, she’s going to talk to you about how Hucks Connection V produces the most intelligent and easy to handle foals in the industry. If you ask my daughter Lisa, she’s going to talk to you about what it’s like to ride and show these outstanding English horses. If you ask our trainer, Vicki Humphrey, she’s going to tell you how wonderful it is to train a good-minded horse. She loves to work with the Hucks Connection V offspring because they’re so easy to train and be around, with their good minds and work ethic. I think we can all agree that it is the most fun watching our horses compete and win in the open division at Nationals! This year, we get to watch as Jessica Clinton once again
shows two HCV foals, a Half-Arabian we bred on our farm, Midnight Connection, currently owned by Candace Avery, and a purebred, The Incredible Huck, owned by Vicki Humphrey, both in the English Futurity at U.S. Nationals.
stevie matHias WhitMoJo Arabians Brooksville, Fla.
WhitMoJo Arabians, owned by Tom and Stevie Mathias, is a 10-acre Arabian breeding farm located in Brooksville, Fla., just four miles off of Interstate 75. Established in 1996, WhitMoJo Arabians was named after Tom’s daughter, Whitney Morgan Joyce. The father and daughter team, Tom and Whitney, leased their first Arabian performance horse thinking that horses would be a great part-time hobby, not knowing that their love for this horse and the Arabian breed would become a part of their everyday life.
still in the performance ring, WhitMoJo has focused on its breeding program, looking to produce versatile halter and performance champions. Our farm currently owns 15-plus broodmares, with bloodlines of Imperial Imdal, Padrons Psyche, Monogramm, Raff Baha and many more. Each year, a few of our broodmares are selected to breed to our stallions and to outside stallions. Each foal that we produce has been well planned, keeping in mind our goal to try to breed a national-quality contender with championships in both halter and performance.
mattHew murray Rohara Arabians Miami, Fla.
Stevie Mathias and WMJ Crown Royal.
In 1969, I was 10 years old and I needed a job! My aunt managed a hunter/jumper farm in Miami, and Lowry Smathers Guthrie had horses there. I mowed the fields, helped move around jumps, cleaned stalls, etc. Lowry’s father, Frank Smathers, owned Four Fillies Farms, and it was biking distance from my house. Mr. Smathers wanted someone to come to the farm five days a week and groom the broodmares. My mom brokered the deal and I was gainfully employed. I’d walk out to the big field with a bunch of leads and tie four or five of them together, and then hop on one and ride them all up to the barn. Many years later, Frank’s wife, Lura, confessed that the entire family would sit in the house and watch me while they all laughed their behinds off. Who knew that you weren’t supposed to tether *Bask daughters to one another and then ride them like a circus act?
Since the beginning of the business in 1996, WhitMoJo has purchased many halter and performance horses that have brought home local, regional and national titles in both open and amateur classes. Over the last two years, while
In my involvement with Arabians, I usually have two or three show horses. I have bred a few, but for the most part, I buy them. I am dialed in pretty heavily to the Rohara program and have been for over 30 years. In these years, I would say that my favorite memories with Arabians don’t Volume 43, No. 2 | 123
to Pogram, Eden C, PCF Vision, Onitnelav, Giaccomo, and Marhaabah. We recently purchased the Marwan son, Giaccomo. He is a U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Stallion, as well as a regional and Scottsdale champion. Giaccomo stands at stud at our farm along with U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Stallion PS Andiamo, also a Marwan Al Shaqab son. These were chosen because they are not only good breeding stallions, but they complement our mares very well.
Matthew Murray and Rohara Crown Prince. exactly come from the thousands of miles I have logged on my cars going to horse shows. It might be the time I watched Ivanhoe Tsultan deposit Mrs. Hart on the ground after a rousing less-than-six-second ride. Also, seeing a new owner go national champion on a horse that I bred is right up there. [Editor’s Note: Mrs. Hart recalls the above incident. She rode Tsultan every day, she says, and that day he suffered a bee-sting, resulting in her decision to depart the saddle in, yes, less than six seconds.] I am the most serious about putting the needs of my horses before my own. I am always looking for the next star, but it’s all fun to me. The day I stop having fun with Arabian horses is the day that I will pack it all up. I’ve had more highs than lows, more wins than losses, and more smiles than tears. That’s as good as it gets.
My favorite memory is from showing at U.S. Nationals. I only started showing amateur about four years ago and in my only time showing at U.S., I showed my gelding in a class of 29 horses and I was top ten. That was pretty cool. I’d have to say that I’m most serious about breeding—it’s always been my love of the Arabian experience, even more than showing. There’s something about seeing these babies born and producing champions that is just really special. The most fun that I’ve had has been showing as an amateur. I had trainers that showed my horses for years, but then Les Sichini talked me into showing amateur, and even though I’ve had some health problems that haven’t allowed me to excel like I would want to, it’s still been a lot of fun.
maddy winer Simply Spots Arabians Ashville, N.C.
I purchased my first Arabian about 30 years ago. I was a
don oLvey Aradon Farm Branchville, Ala.
I got started in 1984 when an old friend of mine got into Arabians and had an open house at his barn. I went over to enjoy the fellowship and look at the horses, and I just fell in love with them. So, I started buying horses. We currently own 26, and we’re mostly a showing/breeding program. We try to breed to the best stallions that we can find to complement our mares. We have daughters of Versace, Sanadik El Shaklan, Khadraj NA, Mishaah, Magnum Psyche, Thee Infidel, PS Andiamo, Dakar El Jamaal, DS Major Afire and others. For 2013, our mares are in foal
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Don Olvey and Safari AF.
“horse-crazy” child and avidly read every horse book I could find. Although I loved all horses, it was the Arabian that captured my heart and I vowed that if I could ever afford a horse it would have to be an Arabian. Since then, it has been my privilege to have bred many national champions out of the great Half-Arabian mare Miz American Pie, who I owned with my friend Roxann Hart of Rohara Arabians. Currently, I am in partnership with Rohara on the U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Gelding Rohara Marcs The Spot, a talented pinto QR Marc son. Last year, I purchased the multi-national champion Half-Arabian Gelding Maghnus Z. Both of the boys live at Rohara. I also still have my 33-year-old Half-Arabian pinto mare Karma Gypsy, a Breyer® model horse, living at home with us in North Carolina. Although 33, Gypsy is as feisty as ever and always a challenge to ride! In terms of my favorite memories with Arabians, there are actually two exciting things. One was winning halter this year at Scottsdale. I had never shown at Scottsdale before, and Maghnus Z and I were unanimous champions in HalfArabian Classic Geldings 3 and Older AAOTH, which included the stock/hunter and saddle/pleasure divisions. The other exciting moment was singing the Canadian and U.S. National Anthems astride Karma Gypsy at the 1994 U.S. Nationals. That was really a thrill—singing under the spotlights at Louisville’s Freedom Hall—amidst the cheers of a packed house, while Gypsy behaved like she did this every day! I would say I am most serious about preserving the integrity of our breeding programs, as well as being an ambassador of the breed. By that, I mean presenting the Arabian to the equine community as the most versatile, talented and beautiful of all breeds of horses. I had the opportunity to meet thousands of horse enthusiasts when I performed on Karma Gypsy during Breyerfest at Lexington’s Kentucky Horse Park. We dispelled many untrue rumors about the “flighty” Arabian that weekend as I sang on Gypsy, who had a 2-month-old filly at her side. It was unbelievable how calm and willing she was to do her job, while the filly ran around the arena at breakneck speed. After the performance, we were required to sign autographs for two hours. Again, there were throngs of people lined up for us to sign their Breyer® Karma Gypsy models. Gypsy calmly stood at my side as adults and children alike hugged her and her filly. This went on for three days, with three sessions each day,
Maddy Winer and Maghnus Z. and at each session Gypsy and her filly, SS Morning Tstar, were troupers, letting everyone hug and pet them without the slightest hesitation. They certainly exemplified the good sense we know our Arabians possess, and everyone was simply amazed! In fact, the president of the Breyer® company was so impressed that he decided to make SS Morning Tstar a Breyer® model as well, and she is the first pinto Arabian Breyer® foal model. The most fun is all the great people we meet at horse shows and different functions involving the Arabian horse. We have acquired an entirely new circle of friends and look forward to catching up with them at each and every show we attend. We have so much fun, and that’s a terrific bonus! n
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An Amateur Lifestyle An Angel In The Show Ring by Kara
I remember the day all too well. It was the day I found out that my brother, Justin, had passed away. He was 11 years older than I, and truthfully, one of the most lively and spirited people I will ever know. He was hilarious, eccentric, and an amazing presence at all times. I really looked up to Justin, and though his life was a short one— only 25 years—he changed the way I live my life. On that fated day, the dynamic of my close-knit family changed forever. His passing shook the very ground that I walked on, turned my world upside down, and as loss often does, left me empty and questioning everything I once knew. He was involved in a small plane crash with friends in the middle of June, just a month before I was set to attend Youth Nationals in Albuquerque. It was my last year in the 13 and under division, a division I had been riding in since I was 8 years old. As you can imagine, Youth Nationals was the last thing on my mind. After that day, everything up to Albuquerque was a blur. However, there is one distinct memory about that time that sticks out in my mind. One afternoon in late June, I decided to go out to the barn, my favorite place in the world, to see my horses. As I opened the creaking stall door and stepped inside Alex’s stall, my chestnut saddle seat horse simply lowered his head and let me touch the sides of his face. I was amazed and relieved as he quietly welcomed the attention, and I went on to hug his warm neck for the longest time— longer than Alex had ever stood still before. His reaction was almost perplexing, because if you ever met Alex, you know that he is easily one of most obnoxious horses to ever live. He is the horse that will constantly kick at his stall door when anyone walks by, incessantly rub his face on your body if you aren’t paying attention to him, and, of course, knock everything off the ledge when you turn his big frame around in the cross-ties. However, the first day that I came to the barn after Justin passed away, Alex was different. He was quiet, serene, and understanding. From that day on, I knew that my horses, even obnoxious Alex, could sense what I was feeling on a deep, emotional level. It was that day that I found solace in the warmth 132 | A r A bI A N HOr SE T I MES
and reassurance of my Half-Arabian gelding, something that I desperately needed. A month later, in Albuquerque, N.M., I found this same care and comfort from my horses in the show ring. The week started off slowly in Albuquerque, but as I continued to make cuts and have great rides, my horses were able to help alleviate the sadness that my family and I were experiencing. I found myself once again wrapped up in that “horse show bubble” we’ve all come to love, and as the week rolled on, hot and dusty in typical Albuquerque fashion, I was lucky enough to take home many ribbons and rose garlands. However, the culmination of the show, of my entire show career up to that point, was in the Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation class. “This is it,” I thought as I visualized the pattern in my mind. “Four loop serpentine at the canter. Stop. Ninety-
An Amateur Lifestyle
Kara winning both the Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under and HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under at the 2004 Youth National Championship Show in Albuquerque, N.M.
degree turn. Circle on the correct diagonal. Stop. Trot without stirrups. Stop. I can do this. I’ve got this. This is it.” My mind was reeling with excitement and nerves and self-reminders, but I was ready. My trainers, Deb McGuire and Lori Ross, wished me luck with confidence. Now it was just Alex and I waiting in the tunnel leading up to the arena, anticipating the pattern we were set to do in a few moments. The girl before me was finished and trotted out to the left of the pillars. “To the right, to the right!” The little man in the cowboy hat shouted this at every competitor. Then he lifted his gaze to mine, and with the nod of his head, it was my turn. I popped my shoulders back, stuck my chin in the air, tucked my knees in, and pointed my toes forward. My heart was beating with nerves, pounding like a drum, but my soft hands were steady and poised as I trotted in big with my chestnut gelding. My song was perfect, my pattern was flawless, and when I trotted out of Tingley, into the paddock area, a surge of relief and excitement shot through me as I reached down to pet Alex. Deb and Lori came out soon after, smiling as broadly as I was. As soon as the patterns were done, the exhibitors prepared to trot back into the arena for one final judging. The elite group of the 16 top saddle seat riders rode back in proudly and lined up. You could practically hear the gears winding as we collectively tightened up our backs, arms, necks and legs, as we were all instructed to do, for the final judging. “This is it. Smile. Look forward. Knees in. Breathe.” My inner monologue was getting as tired as I was, but soon, the top ten was called. I smiled big and patted Alex strongly when my number was called for the burgundy ribbon. “Yes! We did it.”
I sat relaxed on my trusty gelding in the far end of the arena, listening to the powerful voice of the announcer call out the details of the national reserve champion rider. “Oh man, that’s a great rider and horse. That’s a tough one to beat,” I thought, feeling a bit less optimistic about my dream coming true as the reserve trotted over to the picture area. But still, nerves welled up inside and my breathing was forced as the announcer went on about the champion. As he continued to speak, a song started to play. Correction—my pattern song started to play. I could hardly contain myself. With tears of elation, I dropped to Alex’s neck, hugging the horse that made it all possible. As I lifted my head to the picture area, I saw my entire family and friends running along the walkway in Tingley. I looked up higher and imagined my big brother standing in the stands, smiling and looking down on me. Forever my guardian angel. “This is for you Justin. I love you, brother.” Hugs and tears of jubilation filled the next few minutes as I received the most heartfelt and sincere congratulations of my life. The roses were just where they belonged on my handsome horse, and that silver trophy was going home to the most appreciative and horse-crazy girl around—I assure you. I trotted out of Tingley on top of the class, and for me on that night, on top of the world. At that Youth Nationals with my closest family and friends, and above all, the Arabian horses that changed my life forever—I felt renewed. It was after Youth that year that I realized something very important: no matter what happens, my guardian angel brother and the endearing Arabian horse will always be there for me when I need them most. n Volume 43, No. 2 | 133
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THE FUTURE IS LOOKING UP
As many prairie kids know,
there’s nothing more exciting than getting to spend your summer on the farm. And if your dad’s cousin is Gerry Alexander, who happens to own an Arabian horse farm in California, and that farm happens to be BruMarBa Arabians, well then, so much the better. Such was the case for Doyle Dertell. Jean Zabriskie, former office manager at BruMarBa, recalls what was undoubtably a groundbreaking moment in the life of a small-town prairie boy. “I was the chauffeur for the sightseeing trips,” says Jean. “I remember he was pretty excited to see the Pacific Ocean for the first time.” If he could have seen into the future, Doyle might have been surprised to see himself living
Future Farms is now Australia’s biggest public training stables for halter and ridden Arabians...
far across that same ocean, building a farm and a family in Australia with his wife Kate and their two children, Kody Lane and Jessica Lee. Doyle grew up on a small cattle farm near Star City, Saskatchewan. His parents, Lynn and David Dertell, raised a few Arabian horses and stood the Comar Bay Beau son Brumarba Beaucat. At the age of 13 Doyle began spending all of his summers in California, working and soaking up every inch of the Arabian horse atmosphere. Upon graduation Doyle left Canada to continue his quest to become a good horseman and breeder of the Arabian horse. He was fortunate enough to work for some of America’s best trainers and breeders, work which would eventually lead him to Australia. In 1999 Doyle met his future wife, Kate Campbell, on the show circuit in Australia and together they started Future Farms. While Kate and Doyle are both capable horsemen both on the ground and in the saddle, the Australian show circuit tends to dictate that trainers specialize in one or the other as shows normally run concurrent saddle and halter rings. Kate, being one of Australia’s top riders, focuses on performance while Doyle mainly specializes in halter. It’s been a lot of hard work, but it’s starting to pay off. “Future Farms is now Australia’s biggest public training stables for halter and ridden Arabians,” says Doyle. “We do all things here at Future Farms – in addition to the show horses we start all our own horses under saddle and
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BRUMARBA’S FUTURE Opalo x Shais Honey (Simeon Shai+)
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in harness, we do the weaning work and the mare and stallion care. It’s that old cliché – if you believe in something strong enough, and are willing to work hard enough, it will happen.” In a market that’s similar to Canada in terms of size and density, Future Farms stood nine stallions last year and bred approximately 150 mares. At any one time there are around 100 horses on the farm and always 40 in fulltime training. “We are a little bit more Americanized in terms of how we’re set up as a training center,” Doyle explains. “We thought we could see a future in offering our services, and we’ve grown from strength to strength. Eight years ago we sold our smaller farm in Sydney, NSW and made the move to our present location outside Melbourne, VIC. In the last five years we have built a brand new full-service property from
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scratch with the help of Kate’s parents. Future Farms is a real working family farm and our ongoing goal is to develop our breeding program, a project close to our heart. We are expecting 25 foals this year.” Like everywhere else in the world, breeding has become a mix of local bloodlines and international top sires. “Australia is a really good mix of everything that’s pretty tidy,” says Doyle. “It tends to be about one generation behind what’s being bred in America but all of your contemporary sires – Marwan, Gazal, Enzo, Eden C, A-Jakarta, Brandon Bey – are being used here with frozen semen. The stallions on the ground tend to be sons of the big names that are current in America.” Future Farms has been contributing to the offering of American bloodlines by being agents for frozen semen from A-Jakarta and Brandon Bey JCA. In
Doyle, Kody Lane, Jessica Lee and Kate Dertell
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Arabian Riding Pony by Crave FF
2013 they will stand their homebred stallion Crave FF, the imported SF Sir Real (a Scottsdale, Las Vegas and U.S. Reserve National Champion), BruMarBa’s Future, Temar Mahavee, Obsession FF, and the Straight Egyptian stallion Ansata Iemhotep. “In terms of influence in the show ring here in Australia,” says Doyle, “it’s hard to go past Crave FF. He bred around 35 mares this year – in Australia that’s quite a lot.” Crave FF is also the sire of Gameelah KA, Las Vegas World Cup Reserve Champion 3-year-old Mare and this year’s Silver Supreme Mare in the Scottsdale International classes. “Gameelah KA is owned and bred by long-time friends and clients Krishla Arabians. She’s an exceptional mare who brings together the very best of what Australians are doing as breeders,” says Doyle. “It was a leap of faith to trust that we had the right
horse, to know we could get the job done. To be able to take a filly that is by our stallion, who has showed across Australia and won most everything as a yearling – to take her to North America and to be successful there, that’s been a huge highlight. It’s allowing us to grow to the next level.” Doyle wanted very much to show Gameelah KA at Canadian Nationals, but felt that priority had to be given to the filly’s breeding commitments in terms of embryo transfers. However, North America will have at least one more chance to view the stunning filly as they’ve decided to return for U.S. Nationals in the fall. The international nature of today’s show ring has created a few additional ties from Future Farms back to Canada. Murray and Shirley Popplewell of Rae-Dawn Arabians in Saskatoon, SK have purchased an embryo from Gameelah KA to be sired by Bey Canadian arabian Horse news • sUMMer 2012
Crave FF x Bint Georgie Girl
the right horse, to know we could get the job done.”
Ambition. As well, Doyle showed Zeynah Marquisah BJ, a filly bred by Barry Dearle of Alli-Barr Arabians (also of Saskatoon) to a National Championship in New Zealand for Rhodium Arabians Stud. Running a farm in Australia has its own unique benefits and challenges. “It can be difficult for the exposure side of things,” says Doyle. “In certain parts of North America and Europe, people who want to see your horses can stop by on their way to somewhere else, but nobody comes to Australia except people who are going to Australia.” A side benefit is that the Australian market for Half Arabians, or ‘derivatives’ as they’re known, is strong and diverse. Future Farms stands Concherto FF, an Anglo stallion that any serious sport horse breeder would drool over, as well as a Warmblood cross, an Arabian Riding Pony, and two Palomino partbreds. There’s also the weather. “I do enjoy the Australian winters more than the Canadian winters,” Doyle admits. Given Canadian’s propensity to run for Scottsdale in February, we can certainly understand the attraction. Being clearly ‘future oriented’, when asked to
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“It was a leap of faith to trust that we had
comment on the future of the breed, Doyle has some passionate opinions. “I think, in some ways, we’ve lost the ability to market the Arabian to new people. We need to re-evaluate where we are as a breed in the marketplace. When I was growing up everyone wanted an Arabian. They were the family horse, the improver of all breeds. That was great, then. But we’ve never figured out a way to push ourselves past that. “Outside of endurance and flat racing, there’s nothing the Arabian is targeted at besides versatility. Other lighthorse breeds have found a way to discredit the Arabian as flighty and high strung. They’ve also done a much better job of marketing themselves and telling their stories, and finding a niche for what their breeds can do. “We need to market ourselves forward,” Doyle explains. “We need to find a new place in the marketplace and we can’t rely on what used to work.” If the Arabian breed can rely on people as passionate as those who are building Future Farms, then for now at least, they’re in good hands.
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THE CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOW HITS ITS STRIDE IN BRANDON, MANITOBA, AUGUST 13-18, 2012 • BY ASHLEY LAUREN TOYE First time was great but twice will be the charm! The 2012 show season is underway and the 55th Annual Canadian Nationals are just around the corner. Canadian Nationals stands alone as the only AHA championship show offering a full range of competition with Canadian flair. Spectators and exhibitors can enjoy 187 different classes in western, dressage, sport horse, over fences, halter, hunter and English pleasure in youth, amateur and open divisions. It is very special and exciting when the unique bronze trophy, designed and produced by Canadian artist Jill McKinney, is presented to both the Champion and Reserve Champion in each class.
This year, for the second year in a row, Canadian Nationals will be held at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba from August 13th to 18th. Post entries are possible up until August 10th. Last year’s move to Brandon presented the Canadian National Show Commission with a number of challenges; however, with much dedication and hard work the 2011 show was a success. In its first year in Brandon, the show attracted 657 horses and the Arabian Horse Association has given a conservative estimate of 675 horses expected for this year’s show. On to 2012!
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- Canadian Nationals Preview -
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WHAT’S NEW : YEARLING CHAMPIONSHIPS! For the first time ever, the Canadian National Championship Show will host a new lineup of Yearling Championship classes. They will be held in the evening sessions Monday through Thursday and are scheduled to start at 7:00 pm. The classes will be live online at ArabianHorseGlobal.com, making it possible for the entire world to watch these and all the exciting classes at the 2012 Canadian National Championships. Murray & Shirley Popplewell of Rae-Dawn Arabians have made a commitment to make Canadian Nationals a show to remember. The introduction of Yearling Colts and Fillies futurity classes for both purebred and half-Arabians will do just that. Murray spoke to Lance Walters (AHA President) about bringing yearling classes to the Canadian Nationals. “Arabian horses this young have never been to Canadian Nationals, though two-year-olds have competed nationally in Canada for a number of years. Yearling Sweepstakes have been an important part of the U.S. National Championships for the past several decades and it was time to include them in Canada.” Rae-Dawn Arabians and Canadian Crane have stepped up to the plate and sponsored the four Year-
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ling Championships for the next five years, with a total purse of $40,000.00 to be won for 2012. Qualifications have been waived for 2012; a full Top Ten will be awarded including prize money for Champion, Reserve and the balance of the Top Ten. North American breeders are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase their yearlings. “I think these classes will ad luster, interest and gain international recognition for our Canadian National Championships. This venue provides a wonderful opportunity for both Canadian breeders and those in the Northern United States to showcase their young horses to the world,” says Popplewell. “The Canadian National Show is extremely excited to have the Yearling Halter Championships this year,” says Gerald McDonald, Canadian National Show Commission Chairman. Get ready for exquisite quality and fresh young faces to enter the show ring Monday through Thursday evening. These youngsters will be on their game and ready to hit the spotlight in Brandon! The Yearling Championships are a wonderful addition to the show and classes will surely be filled with North America’s finest Arabian and Half-Arabian yearlings.
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A great start to 2012 with a Top 8 in Western Pleasure ATR at The Buckeye. Looking forward to finishing the season at the 2012 US Nationals! Owned by Dana Leadbeater
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WHAT’S NEW: FROM THE SHOW COMMISSION With 2011 being a trial year for the Show Commission in their new facility, this year’s show will see some tweaks and improvements as the show settles in to the Keystone Centre. “We had a meeting with the Keystone Centre in December and have announced a new contract with Brandon for the next three years,” says Show Chair Gerald McDonald. “Last year, going into Brandon was a big unknown for us and equally for the facility as well. Overall everything worked out very well – we’re very pleased with quality of staff and people we had to work with. There was a significant job done in a short period of time. “The minor improvements we asked for were easy to deal with. The facility has agreed to improvements in the sound system and lighting in the outdoor rings, and a better location of water sources and improved ventilation where it was needed.
“The larger items are things we’ve not been able to secure but we have at least made our desires known. We had some entries stabled in outside stalls last year and we would have liked to have a new building to have those stalls inside, but a $20 million investment just wasn’t in the cards at this time. We also asked for a cover for the outdoor rings, similar to what’s seen at Scottsdale. Keystone was willing to provide all of these things but the costs to our show would have been too high, and a very long-term contract was also requested which AHA did not want to commit to. “The other thing that was promised was a complete re-build of the campground/RV area, with better power and water service. The funding has come through for that, although we unfortunately found out mid-July that the renovations won’t be ready for this year’s show.” Continued next page...
GETTING TO BRANDON & THE KEYSTONE CENTRE
Spread across 90 acres in southeast Brandon, the Keystone Agricultural and Recreation Centre was completed in 1972. Designed by horsemen, the 540,000 square foot facility hosts upwards of 1,500 events a year. The main show arena, Westman Place, seats 6,000 and has a 230' x 280' oval show ring. The other two indoor arenas, the Kinsman and the Optimist, both have 120' x 210' show rings. For a facilities map and further information, visit keystonecentre.com. For those flying to the show, Brandon is approximately 2 hours from the Winnipeg Airport. Shuttles from the airport are available but it’s
strongly recommended that you book ahead of time. Hauling in from the east you will travel on major highways all the way. And for those coming from the west, Brandon is only 3 to 4 hours farther than Regina. Once you’re settled at the Keystone Centre you’ll find many amenities within walking distance. Having nearly everything under one roof, including a hotel, restaurants, main arena, offices, exhibits, and the majority of the stabling, proved very convenient for last year’s competitors. The wifi service throughout the building (including at your stalls!) was also a hit.
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The enlargement of the main show arena was also a topic of consideration; this has proved impossible due to the structure of the building. Although there was talk last year regarding the size of the show arena, many exhibitors agreed that making use of the entire arena and being aware of your fellow exhibitors will let everyone show their horse to its full advantage. “In terms of audience attendance, crowds were pretty good in the main ring last year,” adds McDonald. “In the alternate ring the seats were full every night when reining was on. We saw fairly good attendance for the hunter/jumper as well. Brandon is horse country, so people like to come out and see what’s here.”
ENTERING CANADA FROM THE UNITED STATES
There are regulations that govern the movement of horses in both directions across the Canada/United States border. For further information please visit: http://inspection.gc.ca/ english/anima/impe.shtml Click “Import Guidelines”, then click “Horses (from the United States)”. A brief outline of the regulations can be found at the above link, along with a phone number to call for more information. All exhibitors traveling from the US to Canada must have an International Health Certificate issued by their veterinarian that will not expire prior to the horses return to the United States, and a negative Coggins test. Human travellers will also need a current passport to enter Canada.
If you want to see the show or get involved, don’t forget that attendance is free and volunteers are always more than welcome. “There are always opportunities for volunteers!” says McDonald. “Anyone wishing to volunteer can contact myself (Gerald McDonald) at 250-722-2150 or at twin_cedars@shaw. ca. Other than that, come and have a good time and enjoy the show.” There was a special feeling in the air last year in Brandon. Competitors were connected on a new adventure together and the entire community joined us in support of our beautiful Arabian horses. As an exhibitor, there was a true sense of camaraderie. Brandon is ready for us and we are looking forward to arriving. See you there!
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On July 13, 2012, AHA issued a bulletin titled “Vesicular Stomatitis Outbreak Information for Youth & Canadian National Exhibitors.” Anyone wanting more information should call AHA’s Competition’s Division at 303-696-4500. Downtown, Brandon MB
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Grit, Grub and Goodies A COMPETITOR’S GUIDE TO THE BRANDON CULINARY SCENE • BY SHELBY MYMKO
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The City of Brandon could not have more to offer its guests when it comes to fresh and fine cuisine. From the farmers markets which run weekly during the summer months to the wide variety of culture that clasps the city, experience every taste Brandon has to offer while you are visiting this summer. Finding a good place for breakfast can be tough – bacon and eggs is not something you mess with. Komfort Kitchen is a great choice and home to two red-seal chefs. There’s no better place to grab a breakfast sandwich. A warm Kaiser stuffed with two fried eggs, bacon, sausage or shaved ham and fresh fruit or sliced tomatoes on the side, is the way to start the day out right. Located on the north east corner of 9th street and Princess Avenue, Komfort Kitchen is close to the heart of the downtown hub. The kitchen is great for lunch as well and don’t forget to check out their sweet sticky buns. Brandon is home to a multi-cultural neighborhood and the variety of restaurants is proof. Check out The Chili Chutney for an authentic East Indian food experience. It’s is also a great place to find a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Hansel and Gretels’ Schnitzel House offers authentic German and Canadian food and they are known
as schnitzel paradise for their tender chicken and pork schnitzels. While the city invites guests into its multi-cultural neighborhood, there are also restaurants that capture the original tastes of Brandon. “Nothing beats sitting under the trees, listening to water splashing in the fountain and munching on a Greek gyros or bison burger hot off the grill,” said Brandon Mayor Shari Dector Hirst. “Princess Park is home to Oliver’s Bistro outdoor eatery, famous for those as well as slow roast pork on a bun and grilled Italian sausage. I love it!” Downtown is also home to a Brandon-branded pub, The Double Decker. The Decker offers live music and pub food. With a stage and room to dance as well as pool tables and dart boards, the Decker is the place to start for a night on the town. Don’t forget to try their mouth-watering chicken wings; they are this author’s favorite. Beef and Barrel restaurant is known for its homemade soups, salad dressings, burgers and home-cooked roast beef. Sitting down to a hearty soup and a roast beef sandwich is the best way to spend lunch. Their menus have an ‘Our food may be addictive’ warning right on them, so watch out! If you are looking for wine and fine dining, Brandon Sun wine columnist Diane
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Nelson has a couple of suggestions. “For my money – for consistency, for great service, for standing behind their product, for great food, and an impressive wine list – it’s The Keg all the way,” said Nelson. “Remington’s in downtown Brandon offers elegant surroundings, a widely varied menu, and a good selection of wines. And to round out my top three, I’ve also been impressed by service, food and wine at Echo in the Royal Oak Inn.” Sometimes you like to save the best for last and in Brandon, that would be the Lady of the Lake. Lady of the Lake offers food prepared completely from scratch using local, organic and fresh ingredients. Even their beef is locally sourced and grass fed. The salad menu is loaded with great choices – be sure to try the Wine and Cheese Salad with its creamy goat cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette; it is to die for. This café and pub is home to a gluten-free menu and other healthy offerings. If you head down while the late night crowd is around, you’ll experience live music from local and internationally renowned musicians in the exotic atmosphere. Brandon is full of diverse, cultural and delicious delights. So, while you are visiting the Wheat City, be sure to check out all that it has to offer.
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Horse Owners Remain Vigilant for Equine Infectious Anemia Story and photos by Christina Weese
The mention of equine infectious anemia (EIA) or swamp fever holds a special kind of fear for horse owners. With no vaccine and no cure for the disease, a positive diagnosis of EIA is essentially a death sentence as an affected horse must be either euthanized or quarantined for life in fly-proof facilities to avoid infecting other horses. EIA screening has declined significantly in the past decade: according to a recent article by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, fewer than 1,200 of Saskatchewan’s estimated 108,000 horses are voluntarily tested. But the disease and the need for screening have been brought to the forefront again by a recent EIA outbreak in northern Saskatchewan and other pockets throughout Western Canada. Saskatchewan alone recorded 102 positives in 2011 and 71 so far in 2012, after seeing only four positives from 2005 to 2010. Some of the increased detection came from chuckwagon associations making testing mandatory for competitions in 2012. Other cases were found when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) tested herds that had come into contact with positive horses. But what is it about this particular disease that makes screening so important? “The EIA virus is a blood-borne virus similar to HIV (human immu-
WCVM clinician Dr. Steve Manning collects blood from a horse for a Coggins test.
nodeficiency virus),” explains Dr. Katharina Lohmann, a large animal internal medicine specialist and associate professor in the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). “The EIA virus is a retrovirus, which means it incorporates its own DNA into host cells and uses them to manufacture more virus. It’s also known as a lenti virus, which means it is a slow-moving disease.” EIA is a disease of interest to human HIV research because a horse’s immune system can adapt to and challenge the EIA virus even though it can’t clear it completely. This results in a cyclical pattern of acute sickness followed by a relatively healthy phase in infected horses. “During the acute phase of EIA, horses will appear lethargic, feverish, and have decreased appetites. Blood work will show anemia and a decreased platelet count,” says Lohmann.
Contrary to popular belief, many horses that contract EIA do get quite sick. While it’s true that some horses may have mild symptoms that are easily overlooked, a number of horses died or were humanely euthanized during Saskatchewan’s most recent outbreak due to the effects of the disease itself. As the disease progresses, appetite suppression and cyclical fever can lead to chronic weight loss. There are also damaging side effects from the horse’s own immune system as it fights the virus. “Producing a vaccine is tough because the virus mutates frequently within the body,” adds Lohmann. “We can easily make a vaccine for specific strains of the virus but not for the mutations.” Although EIA is spread primarily through insects, mosquitoes do not play much part in the spread of the disease.
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“A test always assesses a horse’s current state,” says Lohmann. “Because this is a slow-moving disease, a recent Coggins can be a valuable indicator.”
“In relative terms,” Lohmann says, “EIA takes a ‘significant’ amount of blood to transmit. Biting flies such as horseflies and deerflies do most of the transmission – their mouthparts are large and they tend to chew at the skin, so their bite creates a pool of blood. It’s also painful, which means a horse may swat the fly off before it’s done feeding. If the fly moves on to the next horse, it may spread the disease.” Insects themselves do not act as a host for the EIA virus. Instead, there must be a mechanical transmission of blood – either by natural vectors such as insects, or through human error such as sharing of needles, improperly sterilized dental equipment or stomach tubes between horses. Given its method of transmission, it’s logical that recent EIA outbreaks have centred on forest-fringe areas — the northern parkland areas of Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Peace River region of Alberta and B.C. and the B.C. interior — all places in Canada where horseflies and deerflies are most active. Diagnosis for EIA is carried out through a series of tests, culminating in what is traditionally known as a Coggins test. A positive Coggins test generally means the animal is humanely euthanized. There are always questions about how and when routine EIA screening should be conducted, and what effects it has on the equine industry in general. In certain parts of the U.S.,
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specifically southern Gulf regions, a negative Coggins test is routinely required for moving horses for any reason — breeding, showing, trail riding or change of ownership. In Canada, it’s recommended in many situations but is only mandated for import and export of horses. “A test always assesses a horse’s current state,” says Lohmann. “Because this is a slow-moving disease, a recent Coggins can be a valuable indicator.” Theoretically, EIA should be an easy disease to eradicate if all horses in Canada were tested and all positive animals were culled. However, as Lohmann points out, there are isolated, semi-wild herds that may act as pools or reservoirs for the disease. “Basically, the horses that are routinely tested are those that are least likely to need it.” This reality is both good news and bad news for horse owners. For the most part, routine EIA screening will ensure their herds’ safety. But as seen in the recent outbreak, low numbers of the disease can promote a false sense of security among horse owners. Until there’s more widespread testing of horses in all facets of the horse industry, it’s up to individual owners to keep their herds safe. Reprinted with permission from WCVM Today (www.wcvmtoday. com), news site for the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
Controlling EIA’s spread has its challenges. Those in the horse industry all share a stake in maintaining vigilance over the spread and control of equine communicable diseases, and this is perhaps most true with equine infectious anemia (EIA), a disease whose only control is through regular screening. But the politics of disease management inevitably brings forth questions. http://www.wcvmtoday.com/2012/07/controlling-eias-spread-has-its-challenges/
Coggins test still vital cog in EIA screening. What exactly is a Coggins test, and how is a positive determined? http://www.wcvmtoday.com/2012/07/coggins-test-still-vital-cog-in-eia-screening/ 26
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- News & Reviews Top lEfT Beaverwood Farm, Hillsburgh ON and Al-Marah Arabians, Tucson AZ are pleased to announce that the 13.2hh grey Arabian stallion Al-Marah Asterisk+++// will stand the 2012 and 2013 seasons at Kirsten Brunner’s Beaverwood Farm. Kirsten, a member of the Canadian Driving Team, has been breeding Welsh and cross-bred ponies for over 25 years. Kirsten says, “Asterisk has the bone, stylishness and athletic ability to compliment my mares and those of other breeders. We are excited to offer this stallion to pony and Arabians breeders.”
Ecolicious Equestrian’s DE-STRESS: Intensive Restructuring & Detangling Treatment for Manes & Tails
boTToM lEfT Congratulations to Fawnette+ (ATA Bey Starr x Fawgnick’s Gold), owned by Donna Wright of Leduc AB on receiving her Legion of Honour in just one year of showing.
$23.95 per 236ml (8oz) Summer’s here and with all the clipping and bathing going on, we figured it was a great time to test moisturizing treatments. If you love long flowing manes and tails, you’ll want to treat your horse to Ecolicious Equestrian’s delicious De-Stess product. Made with a blend of organic hemp oil, sunflower, coconut, olive, soybean, apricot kernel, and canola oils, and fragranced with rosemary, orange peel and tea tree oils, this little bottle really packs a moisturizing wallop. It smells yummy and feels good on your hands besides. It’s a great treatment for manes and tails (or human tresses) prior to putting them up between shows, or if your horse is the more outdoorsy type (as our test horse was), DeStress makes an excellent detangler. Based out of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, Ecolicious is a company we feel good buying from. Their packaging is 100% recycled and recyclable, they practice green office paperwork, and they source local and organic ingredients whenever possible. We’re proud to call them Canadian!
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Calgary Club takes home ribbons at 100th Calgary Stampede The Calgary Arabian Horse Association celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede with their annual Parade entry. Approximately 400,000 people lined the parade route on Friday, July 6th to watch. The parade route is 2.5 miles through the middle of downtown Calgary. There were 22 people in our group and one of our horses, Rio, was the oldest horse in the parade at 35 years old. His rider was Vicky Hartford. The horses did us proud - they were amazing breed ambassadors.
Royal Srigley-Peters & JM Mystairs Maajur won 1st in Parade Costume Class.
We won FIRST place as Best Mounted Group in the Colour Party division and won EVERY ribbon – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Honorable Mention and Special Mention – in the individual judging for the Parade Class. Deb Charnuski, Calgary Stampede Parade Coordinator Calgary Arabian Horse Association Photos courtesy Randy Peters. A link to Randy’s Flickr album can be found on the Canadian Arabian Horse News’ Facebook page, or search “Randy Peters” on Flickr.com.
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This custom-built 4000+ sf home and spacious cottage preside over 10 sunny acres of glorious Salt Spring Island, an easy hop-skip to the Lower Mainland, Victoria and Vancouver Island. Horse lovers will appreciate the generous and level land as well as its proximity to a well known Arabian horse facility, a large pond, extensive landscaping, greenhouse, and pastures contributing to a sense of well-being and serenity. Intimate yet spacious, the main house features a spacious master suite with French doors to the veranda, warm-toned hardwood floors, high ceilings everywhere, four fireplaces, and a gourmet kitchen at the centre of it all. Practical touches abound, designed for the easy management of an estate property. This luxurious new home has quickly become a landmark on Salt Spring Island, setting the bar for comfortable and gracious country living. MLS 312029 • $2,295,000
This exceptional home offers a level of privacy and quality for discerning buyers seeking the best of Salt Spring Island living, a location for their horses and proximity to an internationally recognized Arabian horse facility. Beautifully constructed and thoughtfully laid out, the home sits perfectly on 2.4 gently sloping sunny acres in the Pringle Farm neighbourhood and offers pastoral and ocean views. This one level luxury residence reflects a west coast design aesthetic and a craftsman’s eye for detail. The fully fenced property features paddocks, horse shelter, central courtyard, double garage, large workshop as well as a double-height garage for farm vehicles. Generous outdoor spaces surround for entertaining and relaxing. MLS 301645 • $1,449,000
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Canadians at the Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride
OFFICIAL RESULTS CEIJY 1* 80km 1st Heleen De Beer/ DCL Mooi Vembe/7:42:05
Submitted by Dianne Willis
1st Misha Green (CAN)/ Vagas/6:22:30 2nd Lizanne Dorian/ SH Sur Trad/6:47:12 3rd Barbara Hershberger/ Kenlyn Irishman/7:33:05
CEIJY 2* 120km 1st Leigh Hutton (CAN)/ Parker AES/8:24:40 2nd Christina Kimery/ DJB Santanas Chief/8:45:27 Top lEfT Young Riders (l-r) Emma Webb, Jessica Yavis & Leigh Hutton. Wendy Webb Photography Top rIgHT Emma Webb on Cmw Fellen Zillary. Wendy Webb Photography boTToM lEfT Misha Green & Vagas boTToM rIgHT Parker AES
3rd Mary Katherine Clark/ Remminisonce/9:07:38
CEI 2* Ceci Butler Stasiuk/DJB Black AL Badi/7:38:35 Mary Farris/Thundering Overtime/8:38:50 TJ Vore/BHF Flashback/9:03:01
It was a very exciting weekend for Canadian Endurance riders at the prestigious 18th Biltmore Challenge Endurance Ride held May 5th from the grounds of George Vanderbilt’s historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Our riders in the 80km event were Bob Gielen on R Mecedes in the Open, Misha Green on Vagas (owned by Bob Gielen) in the Open and FEI*, and Jaye Yavis in the Open 50 on a leased horse. Young riders were Emma Webb on Canadian-bred Cwm Fellen Zillary (bred by Hilary Tolhurst, owned by Nancy Beacon), Jessica Yavis on a leased horse and Leigh Hutton on Parker AES (bred and owned by Canadian Dessia Miller) riding in the 120km Open & FEI** Young Rider division. Senior riders Wendy Benns on My Silver Night and Ruth Sturley on Futuristic competed in both the Open and 120km FEI**SR division. In the 160km FEI*** Wendy MacCoubrey made a valiant effort with Destiny’s Gold (owned by Valerie
Kanavy), but at 90 miles was eliminated. Wendy is excited to learn what the mare’s problem area is and hopes to qualify her at the next FEI competition in Maine. Team competitions were also a part of the event. Young riders Emma, Lee and Jessica formed the “Eh Team” along with USA YR Sydney Sumrall. Senior riders Wendy Benns, Ruth Sturley and Chris Kimmery (USA YR) formed the “Omega Alpha Team.” It looks like Misha Green, Bob Gielen, Mike Bostic (all on Bob’s horses) and a YR were the “Canadian Connection” team. Many people travelled to help our Canadian riders. Thanks to everyone for their commitment and support. Shout out to the crews - Dessia Miller, Dr. Scott Hie, Julie Green, Ruth Benns, Dr. Bri Henderson DVM, Teresa Finnerty, Conrad Moir, Colette Hutten, Ken Sturley Valerie Kanavy, Mike Bostic and Bobbie. Congratulations to all! Your performances certainly exceeded your goals and we are so proud of all of you.
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CEI 3* Eone Williamse(RSA)/ My Wild Irish Rose/10:53:19 Jeremy Reynolds/Sturgis/10:53:20 Steve Rojek/Trident/14:04:31
Endurance Canada has
just created a page on Facebook that will allow Canadian breeders of distance horses to post information about their horses for sale and their breeding programs. We will also post information about pedigrees; hopefully this will result in more connections between endurance riders, purchasers and breeders and more breeding activity! http://www.facebook.com/ CanadianEnduranceBreedersNetwork For more information, contact Carl Fudge, Sturgeon Creek Arabians. www.sturgeoncreekarabians.com
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News & Letters - Greener Pastures
J.F. (Jack) Cogger July 7, 1914 - March 8, 2012 Many in the Canadian Arabian community will remember Arabian breeder Jack Cogger. His purebred stallion Driftwood++ (Silver Drift x Gahzi) was a Canadian National Top Ten Stallion in 1970 and Native Costume Champion in 1979. Driftwood++ sired the HA mare Driffera, Canadian National Reserve Champion HA Mare in 1977. Following is Mr. Cogger’s obituary, as published in the Vancouver Sun on March 17, 2012 (edited for length). Just short of his 98th birthday, Dad’s batteries finally gave out. He marched to the beat of his own drum for most of his life. He was a charismatic, cantankerous, philosophical, curious and always interesting man – a voracious reader, letter writer and sometimes poet. Raised on a farm in Saskatchewan by his widowed grandmother and bachelor uncles, he did not encounter girls until he attended high school in New Westminster in the 1930’s. It hardly prepared him to parent three head-strong daughters. He was the consummate story teller
so we always felt he led a most extraordinary life: riding the rails from New Westminster back to SK to hay during the summer, driving a dynamite truck in the BC interior and writing about his adventures for the Bridge River Lillooet News and even boxing in a lightweight division. He married Lucille in 1945 and started JF Cogger Insurance Ltd, a thriving agency in New Westminster. In 1957 Jack and Lucille relocated to a South Surrey farm where he raised Arabian horses, including his prize stallion Driftwood. He acquired an acreage at
Jack Cogger and Driftwood++
Sakinaw Lake on the Sunshine Coast where the family spent summers in the woods. Dad was a man who had many dreams and realized all of them. He left the family: wife Lucille, daughters Maureen Wright, Pat Pelly, Shelley Cogger, plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren, with wonderful memories of Dogwood Farm and the cabin at Sakinaw Lake. Dad, you will be missed but we have all your wonderful stories to pass down. We hope you are riding Driftwood on a sunny beach somewhere.
RRR Samirage (*GG Samir x Firebird)
Feb 7, 1982 - March 21, 2012 On March 21st we lost our stallion RRR Samirage (‘Sam’). As far as we know Sam went peacefully in his sleep; he was just over 30 years old. Sam was by the Spanish National Champion stallion GG Samir out of the Aristocrat Crabbet mare Firebird. Sam was one of those once-in-a-lifetime stallions. He was rescued by us from a bad situation and he paid us back in spades. Sam was a wonderful horse to ride. I showed him in both Arabian and open shows in many events such as Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, dressage, costume, trail and even team penning. He passed his wonderful temperament on to his offspring
Above and left: RRR Samirage
with competitors in reining, dressage, sport pony, field hunter, endurance, team penning, sorting and ranch cutting. But most of all, his kids were their people’s best buddies. Sam was a stallion but he never so much as nipped a person in all the 14 years that I owned him, truly a gentle soul. One night at a horse show I was clipping his ears in his stall – he stood like a statue with no halter or rope with horses prancing down the alley
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past his door and much neighing and carrying on close by. He knew when he was supposed to be a breeding stallion but as soon as he was at a show it was all business and you would not have known that he was not an old show gelding. To coin a commonly used phrase, “I don’t think they make them like that anymore.” Goodbye old buddy, I am sure we will meet again. - Vanessa Quartly, VLQ Ranch
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“Hoof-Haven will be closing its doors as a public training facility, and relocating to South East Saskatchewan. I would like to extend a huge THANK-YOU to the great clients and their wonderful horses I have had the pleasure of working with the past four years! DTD Jess Dancin++ will continue to stand at stud, and I am very much looking forward to competing with him and his get in the coming years!” ~Renee Lupien-Smulan
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Oklahoma Here We Come An Arabian horse adventure to an historic U.S. National Show and a trip through the American West. bY jEAn bErg Monday, Aug. 20, 1973. Party of three – myself, twin sister Joan Schuler & brother Ellis Vaagen leave Equi Haven heading south in a big vinyl-topped, two-door Chevy Impala armed with film aplenty and the stallion issue of an Arabian horse magazine – destination, Oklahoma City. Crossed the Alberta/Montana border at Coutts and as we’re great fans of the Old West we just had to stop at Great Falls to visit the Charles M. Russell Art Gallery. Barreling further along big sky country on Hwy 87, we came across the Custer Memorial, the Battle of the Little Big Horn; driving through the plains where these soldiers fell kind of gets one in the heart even though it happened long ago. Onward through Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and finally on Friday the 24th we’re in Oklahoma City, home of the 1973 U.S. Nationals. Watched the Arabian Park Horse classes then browsed through the stabling area and exhibits. Could not resist IAHA’s white stallion posters by Gladys Brown Edwards; the same picture adorned the program covers. Still have one of the Stardust ashtrays that were given gratis courtesy of Arabian horse people from Las Vegas. On Saturday twenty stallions were chosen from some 80 entries but we wouldn’t learn the final results until Sunday. The Cowboy Hall of Fame is in this city and we took full advantage; this western heritage museum has oil paintings and bronzes by great artists like Frederic Remington & Charles Russell, plus Indian artifacts and cowboy paraphernalia. Finally it’s Sunday and Khemosabi has been chosen Champion Stallion with GaiAdventure taking Reserve. Back on the road again it’s westward ho through Texas, New Mexico (Joan buys a sombrero) and off the beaten path to see some fascinating old pueblo ruins – we all enjoyed this venture. In Arizona we head south to Scottsdale where we chose to walk through the swinging doors of the Crystal Pistol for lunch. How can one not love this tourist resort in the middle of the desert and with 34
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Arabian horses to boot. Somewhere we’d picked up a nail and just as we pulled up at Tom Chauncey Arabians a front tire went flat, so back to town to repair and buy a new one. The next morning B.B. Wilkins (manager) showed us *Naborr and his son Kaborr and then introduced us to the fillies and mares in the paddocks. Along Bell Rd. at Lasma Arabians we did get to see*Bask, *El Mudir and *Bajram but only in their stalls as the staff was nowhere to be seen, but since the big doors were open we couldn’t resist taking a peek; the horses were superb, I’m so glad we did. Now these many years later one looks back in awe realizing that the horses seen on this trip were history in the making. Our trip didn’t end here but this column does... for now. Thanks to Joan’s diary for special details. – Jean E. Berg
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The Evolution Of An Arabian Horseman
Jim Lowe by mary Kirkman
Perhaps the most deceptive thing about Arabian trainer Jim Lowe is his laid-back personality. He is laid-back, but beneath that exterior is a savvy competitor with an exceptional resume of national champions. no one gets where he is today—a longtime member of the elite corps of Arabian horsemen who can win just about anything—without the knowledge, grit, focus and drive to make it happen. but at the same time, he remains grounded on the more important things in life, such as family, friends, and how he treats his horses. Ask him about people he admires, and the word he comes up with most often is “kind.” not successful or brilliant or beautiful. “Kind.” As often as you hear about one of his national champion horses, you will hear about a friend who is important to him (and yet he’ll admit that when he rides through the show ring in-gate, he has no friends). He is, in the end, a man who is very, very good at what he does, but who does not buy into his own Pr—the sort of guy that you want your kids to ride with when you not only want them to win, but to learn life’s lessons along the way. 174 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
In The Beginning Jim Lowe grew up in Flushing, mich., a factory town near Flint, north of Detroit, 53 years ago. Although his father, also named James, worked for General motors, the family’s history is more agricultural, with roots in the Appalachian region of north Carolina. James Lowe, who had attended college in michigan, moved the family north when Jim was a child because the automotive industry offered a better income than tobacco. it was Dee Lowe, Jim’s mother, who provided the equine inf luence, first in saddlebreds and later with Arabians. she taught riding lessons, and clearly she was good at it, because in the early 1980s, she assisted Helen Crabtree in writing the Arabian section of Crabtree’s landmark book, Saddle Seat Riding. but in the beginning, her focus was 4-H, and her son followed her around, which is what led to Arabians. “every year at the 4-H Fair, they gave away an Arabian,” Lowe recalls. “Dr. James rooker was head of the Arabian Horse registry at the time, and all his daughters rode. You had to write an essay, and i won my first Arabian through that essay contest.”
Jim Lowe at age 12.
The first job he held in the industry was for Don and Phyllis smith’s Hitching Post Farms, as a groom, where he worked as a teenager with trainer Kent Caldwell. “Kent had a fancy car, a beautiful girlfriend, and a park horse named bandoleer,” Lowe recalls. “i thought, ‘this is what i want to do.’” He adds wryly that at his stage in life at the time, of course the benefits of being a horse trainer dazzled him. “i had a total pizza face, and high school was not good to me in the girl department. but wherever there’s horses, you know, there’s a lot of girls.” He laughs. “i always say, girls will trade down for a horse trainer, so this is a good business for me.” Like everyone else who now has a national reputation, Jim Lowe had to travel a lot of roads and learn a lot of lessons to get there. His began seriously when he signed on as a stall cleaner with Lancer Arabians, where stanley White sr. was the trainer. He was still in high school, but he remained with the operation even after it moved to Florida, and worked up to riding horses, observing White at work. “stanley White is as great a horseman as i’ve ever met,” Lowe says today. “At Lancer, he had straight egyptians, and many of them came straight from
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riding school. Lowe was a willing student; Grant, who eventually featured Lowe in one of his books, taught the young horseman dressage moves such as the piaffe and the spanish walk, as well as an array of tricks. Later in his career, just for fun, Lowe would teach nearly every horse in his barn to bow. That was in the late 1970s. At the close of the decade, he came back to michigan, where the family was building a barn; the plan was that he could train horses, while his mother continued her equitation program, which around that time included a young student named Carmelle rooker. in the meantime, Lowe qualified for his card as a Large r, or national level, judge (a commitment he has maintained ever since; in 2009, he was honored for 30 years of service in center ring).
Lowe and Dr. James Rooker with the Arabian foal Jim won in a 4-H essay contest.
egypt, so that meant no handling for a saddle whatsoever. Working for stanley in the beginning, at that time of my life, i was learning how to break and handle wild horses. He was very methodical and very, very … ” He searches for the words. “everything about the operation was cared for beautifully. Perfectly. i learned that from him, but at the time i was so young i didn’t get it yet. i’d see something at the next job and think, ‘oh, i know this, and i should have been doing it before now because this is what worked for stanley.’” Another influence from that period in Florida was the celebrated dressage rider Chuck Grant, a member of the roemer Foundation/U.s. Dressage Federation’s Hall of Fame. Grant was located near White, who had ignited his own interest in dressage through the spanish
During the first half of the next decade, the Arabian business in north America exploded with glamour and money—and Jim Lowe, in michigan, was on the outside looking in. The hub of the industry was Lasma Arabians, in scottsdale, where Gene and ray LaCroix had so many horses in training that they hired a staff of young horsemen who became celebrities overnight. brian murch, Gordon Potts, Joe Labruzzo, Lance Valdespino, martin Demarzo, David Taasaas—everyone knew them, and every other young trainer wanted to be on the team. Lowe’s michigan friend Tim shea went out to Arizona to learn, and Lowe went to watch, calling and calling Lasma for a job, but unable to land a gig. “i was thinking, ‘i’m just not good enough,’” he says. eventually, a stronger motivation developed. “i thought, ‘they won’t hire me? i’m going to beat them someday.’” now he looks back and observes that because he didn’t reach the heights in the early 1980s, the lows the industry endured a few years later were easier for him to handle.
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Developing A Career In Arabians— From The Ground Up After a few years at home, Lowe accepted a position with Gordon Potts for more than a year, and then traveled on to Day Arabians in Florida. in each move, he took with him a young horse named Zannsibar that he was schooling in western. it was 1985, and he knew Zannsibar had talent—but he was totally surprised that fall in Albuquerque when the announcer called his name for the U.s. national Championship in Western Pleasure. “i went completely hysterical and threw my top ten in the air and almost hit Kit Hall,” he relates with a grin. “And i ran around the arena swinging my romel over my head in circles—it was probably the most famous picture of a victory pass, or maybe the corniest, in history. my friends still give me grief about it.” on the heels of that success, however, came the tax law revisions of 1986, and it was not long before the industry spiraled downward. The job at Day Arabians evaporated, and Lowe headed to Karho, in scottsdale, where michael byatt handled the halter horses and he did the performance.
His first national top ten: Jim Lowe and El Raffon in 1980.
Hearing Lowe speak of his early years, one fact emerges again and again: people—friends—fill the sentences and provide the reference points. some have had a profound inf luence on his career; stanley White was the first, but there would be more. others are friends of long standing—Tim shea from the beginning, and ray LaCroix, brian murch and David Taasaas from the Lasma era. At Karho, there was byatt. “michael let me show some of the extra halter horses,” Lowe says. “He was a big inf luence, and we became really good friends.” When the Karho days were over—the herd was sold, a victim of the tax laws—Lowe went back to michigan to work with Tim shea. He was there when an offer came in from Christine Krauch at Paragon Arabians, in the santa Ynez Valley. “i didn’t know if i was ready,” he concedes, “but they had a mare named so Alert and a park horse named Khatin Around, and i wasn’t going to pass them up. i was going to try.”
His first U.S. National Championship: in 1985, Jim Lowe and Zannsibar after winning the title in Western Pleasure.
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With so Alert, he won the 1988 Canadian national Championship in english pleasure, and with Khatin Around, the Canadian national reserve Championship in Half-Arabian Park. over the years, he would win more with Khatin Around, including another Canadian park championship and a fistful of top tens both under saddle and in halter. “she was an unbelievable park horse,” he recalls, “as good a horse as any i ever rode.” eventually, he purchased her and owned her until her death earlier this year at the age of 33. The heady exhilaration of national titles got to him, he reports. “i thought i had the world by the tail, thinking ‘i can run with these guys at Lasma, it isn’t that hard.’” And then, of course, came the inevitable lesson that it wasn’t as easy as it seemed. it would be awhile before he logged another major national championship.
With Zannsibar, winning third place and $7,500 in Star World’s Egg and Spoon Contest.
The Paragon days also were useful in other ways. For one thing, he picked up additional halter experience. Greg Hazlewood was the halter trainer there, and there were so many in-hand candidates that Lowe was able to show several. He also helped out new friend steve Heathcott, who had horses in the area. but the greatest lesson to be learned at Paragon, he says, came from owner Christine Krauch. “she is an excellent horse caretaker and lover of Arabians,” he says. “she’s passionate about Arabian horses and taking care of the horses and making them number one.” Krauch tempered the natural competitive urge that fuels trainers. “We’re all adrenaline junkies,” he says. “it’s a rush to win and do well at what you compete in. but Christine taught me that there is a difference between being a horse trainer and a horseman. it just took me awhile to actually figure that out.” by the end of the decade, with several national titles under his belt, he decided it was time to go out on his own. He enlisted Gene LaCroix, who had recently moved to West Coast Arabians in santa rosa, to help refine his technique. LaCroix did more than just teach him; in 1991, he gave him Lasma’s old stall drapes when Lowe took his string to the scottsdale show. “i think i was in Lasma’s old stalls, too,” the trainer remembers. it was a lot to live up to.
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“We’re all adrenaline junkies,” he says. “It’s a rush to win and do well at what you compete in. But Christine taught me that there is a difference between being a horse trainer and a horseman.”
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“It woke me up,” he admits. “It makes you think twice about everything. It makes you appreciate the time that you’re going to have, and your family and your future, a lot more.”
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Jim Lowe Jim Lowe, newly-minted proprietor of Lowe show Horse Centre, had 30 horses and the beginning of a reputation in a high-profile industry that was just coming back into its own. Within a year, the gelding Finnagin would reward him with the scottsdale english Pleasure Championship. it was 1991, and he was on his way.
Building A Life Through the 1990s, there were other horses and other titles, among them the multi-national champion stallion Allionce. on the horizon, still to come, was The nobelest, who would be named 2000 U.s. national Champion in english Pleasure. but in the meantime, the decade revealed other developments of importance. one was a brain tumor. The other was the love of his life. First came the brain tumor, which announced itself with a ringing in Lowe’s right ear that wouldn’t quit. Doctors operated to remove the tumor, and everything was going smoothly until three days later, when blood seeping in his brain paralyzed part of his face. Although the tumor was gone, he was left partially deaf and the ringing in his ear never really went away. The paralysis, too, never fully departed, but he regards that with a wry humor. “my friends are like, ‘why don’t you smile when you win?’” he deadpans. “i say, ‘You’re on the wrong side of me. The other side smiles.’” nevertheless, it wasn’t an easy experience. “it woke me up,” he admits. “it makes you think twice about everything. it makes you appreciate the time that you’re going to have, and your family and your future, a lot more.”
With Dream De Menthe, 1991 Canadian National Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure.
when he was holding a horse in the wash rack and two people drove up in a golf cart. one was Larry Torgerson and the other was an attractive graphic designer named shawn Getty. Torgerson introduced them—an encounter that lasted no more than a few minutes, but when the golf cart drove away, Lowe turned to his employee (and now client) melanie ronen and said, “i think she likes me.” ronen was blunt. “You think they all like you. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately?” since the side of his face was paralyzed, one eye would not open or close; he had taped it shut with a piece of blue tape to keep the dust out.
“He was not cool,” Getty acknowledges. He also was not really her type. but still, she drove away thinking, “That’s the kind of guy i could fall in love with.” And she did. He worked at it, initiating a whirlwind courtship that resulted in the couple’s Lowe and Getty on their honeymoon in Rome. moving in together within months. she Within months, there was more to started her own graphic design business (“something i appreciate in his life. At scottsdale the following never would have done without his encouragement”), February, he met his future wife. He’d had one and they moved to scottsdale for two years before unsuccessful marriage and he really wasn’t looking finally, in march 2002, returning to California. They for another, so he was completely unprepared one day Volume 43, no. 2 | 181
us together and has kept us understanding each other, because only children are just different than people who have been raised with siblings. it was important to me to have a larger family because our kids don’t have aunts or uncles or cousins. This is it.” They laugh about how they produced four children in five years. Getty maintains that it happened every time they took a vacation, and Lowe comments that if they’d had a bigger house at the time, they might have gone faster. At any rate, slayde, 8, Diesel, 6, Arista, 4, and Venzia, 3, keep their parents occupied. “Jim is an amazing father and a terrible father at the same time,” Getty says. “Amazing because he’s patient, soft With multi-national champion Half-Arabian park horse Khatin Around, spoken, and a fun dad. The kids winning at Scottsdale in 1994. absolutely adore him. He is their hero, and when he comes home from a horse show, it’s purchased the property they are on now in somis and like the Fourth of July for them. were married in December of that year. initially, the match might have appeared unlikely—but in reality, Getty and Lowe found a unique synergy, and any evaluation of him now has to include her inf luence. There is plenty of horsemanship in Getty’s background; her uncle owned a pack station in the sierras, and growing up, she spent her summers guiding trail rides, before later taking up hunter/jumpers. so, while she understands a life with horses, she does not compete with her husband; through Getty Design, she maintains her own presence in the industry. (she has won AHT readers’ Choice Awards for best Advertisement three out of the awards’ four years, two with Lowe ads.) The biggest challenge could have been their age difference of 15 years, but that never materialized. “i’m an old soul, and he’s a young soul,” she shrugs, “so we kind of meet in the middle.” Their greatest collaboration has been their four children. “both Jim and i are only children,” Getty offers. “i think that is something that has kept 182 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
“He’s a terrible father because i end up being the whip cracker—so not fun,” she laughs. “i am with them 365 days out of the year, minus my ‘vacation’ to the scottsdale show and U.s. nationals, so they get tired of me telling them no and making them do boring things like brush their teeth.” she gets serious. “At the end of the day, there is so much love in this house that it supersedes everything else. i hope someday our children realize how blessed they are, and i hope we will become examples for their own lives.” “shawn and our children are the greatest things that have ever happened to me on the planet,” Jim says simply. “They are the reasons i get up, put my boots on and go to work. They give it all a purpose.”
What Makes Him Tick There is no denying that Jim Lowe has been a success. in addition to Zannsibar, so Alert, Khatin Around, Finnagin, Allionce and The nobelest, there has been a steady stream of national champions through his barn. A partial list in roughly chronological order would
Jim Lowe include Fire An ice, razzberry, rCr notorious, my sherry Wine, Heritage bey King, Cr Finest Hour, Laredo Afire, spanish Harlem and Papa rhazi— Arabians and Half-Arabians, some he started and took forward before selling to other trainers, and some he developed throughout their careers. most were in the english divisions (english pleasure, country english pleasure, park, driving, informal combination and show hack), and all showed not only in open, but in the amateur and junior ranks as well, systematically knocking down national championships and reserves. And that list doesn’t take into account the contenders Lowe has purchased and guided over the years for client David Pease and his daughter, michelle Pease-Paulsen: mWF benedykt, maestro D, Valentino Afire, Prince LoA and Halsteads Deven are all national champions, most of them many times over.
“in all my years, the biggest part of training Arabian horses has been that i like to learn,” he says. “i like the aspect of working with another horse trainer, him (or her) telling me, ‘this is how you do this, this works for this.’”
Looking back now, defining what went right in Jim Lowe’s career, it is hard to pin down any one reason that he has done so well.
These days, it shows most in his reconnection with former student shannon Peters. she was shannon ryan in the early 1980s, in michigan, where he taught her to ride. inevitably, they lost touch as they went their separate ways in the horse business, but five years ago, he saw her again in Del mar. she had gone into dressage, established her own reputation as an outstanding horsewoman, and was married to the United states’ senior olympic dressage rider, steffen Peters. With his own early experience in the discipline with Chuck Grant, Lowe decided that a little work with his old friend might help his show string, particularly his show hack horses, so periodically, he takes students and horses to work at the Peters’ Arroyo Del mar training facility.
“As a horse trainer, i think he has two gifts,” Getty comments. “one is that he has the ability to take a good horse and make it great. i’ve seen that over and over again, and i’ve even seen some horses and thought, ‘oh, no way.’ And sure as heck, he finds the potential in the horse and brings it out.
He grins. “i’d tell some of my old michigan buddies that i was taking lessons with shannon ryan,” he says. When he first said that, few Arabian show people were aware of dressage’s world stage, and recalling Peters as a gangly kid riding in english pleasure, they were surprised. Lowe grins slyly. “Yeah, i tell them,
“His other gift, i think, is with amateurs. There are a lot of professionals who can train horses for themselves to ride, but Jim trains the horse for an amateur to ride, which is a completely different style. He has this ability to train a horse so that a kid or an adult can get on and do well. He’s an incredible teacher.” Perhaps another key to his talent is that despite knowing a lot of techniques that are proven to work, he remains more open than ever to learning new ways to do things. it seems easy for him to park his ego (what there is of it; Getty maintains that he is the least egotistical person she knows) at the door.
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his heart and he gives without expecting anything in return.”
A family friendship: Getty and Lowe with Melissa and Terry Holmes.
Two stories come to mind that illustrate his capacity for noticing what will help in a given situation. one was three years ago at scottsdale, when he was riding in the park class against Jason Krohn. it was a tight competition, and Krohn’s chances were hampered when his horse threw a shoe. The farrier replaced it, but within minutes, it was thrown again—and Krohn was out of time-outs. Lowe, riding down the rail next to Krohn, wasn’t a fool; based on his horse’s performance, he was pretty sure that the cast shoe would hand him the class. but in a split second, he decided to do the unheard-of: he gave the time-out that he was entitled to, to Jason Krohn.
“i just thought that if he could beat me with the shoe on, then he deserved to win the class,” Lowe says. Krohn was young, at the start of his career, and Lowe remembered how much his own early An old friendship renewed—Jim Lowe with former student Shannon Peters (mounted), Olympic dressage rider Steffen Peters (far right), and three Lowe Riders. titles had done to launch his reputation. And besides, ‘she’s good. she’s crazy-good.’” in olympic years, the he grins, he was pretty sure he could beat Krohn connection carries a certain caché, but for Lowe, it’s anyhow. The officials were aghast; no one gave away simply all about doing what’s best for his horses and time-outs. but Lowe was adamant, and he knew that riders, and besides, he’s never lost his regard for his the rules allowed the gesture. (Later that year, the long-ago client. rule was changed, largely, he believes, because of the scottsdale incident.) Just as he isn’t afraid to ask for help, Lowe is known for his willingness to give it. “He will do anything for At any rate, Krohn’s horse was re-shod, the class anybody,” says Getty. “if someone is in trouble, he’s resumed and Jason Krohn won, with Lowe reserve. the first one to be there. He’s kind of like the stray The trainer shrugs. He has never changed his mind cat rescuer; people in trouble find the soft spot in that it was the right thing to do.
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Jim Lowe Another situation that pleases him immensely developed when Terry and melissa Holmes’ daughter, Chloe, approached Youth nationals last summer in her final year of saddle seat equitation. “A trainer’s kid doesn’t get the best horses,” he observes. “Chloe’s always had to lease a horse or work for one. Well, last year my client brie reiter leased [national champion english horse] Papa rhazi to her for her last saddle seat competition at Youth nationals; she gave Chloe a real chance. brie’s always been very good to me—but you just don’t hear of people leasing out show horses of Papa rhazi’s value for a kid to ride in equitation. “everyone who knows Chloe, knows how special she is,” he continues. “she never says a bad word about anyone. she didn’t get a chance to even practice on Papa rhazi until a couple of weeks before the show, and she’d never shown him, but she rode in there and won.” He helped bob battaglia, who was Chloe’s equitation instructor, at the show. it turned out to be a charmed sequence of events. in october, when reiter rode Papa rhazi in HalfArabian english Pleasure AAoTr 18-39, she won the U.s. national Championship in an exciting workoff, possibly the first amateur work-off ever at the nationals. To this day, however, Lowe marvels most at the generosity of his client, and the opportunity to do something nice for a kid who deserved it. “Those are the kind of people i have in my barn,” he says.
ray LaCroix … Kim VerHage and Cindy LaCroix … the litany goes on. He’s afraid he’ll forget someone. They are all important, sometimes helping him when he had questions, sometimes just being his friends. He recalls himself in the early days, how much he yearned for success. “i wanted to be as good as Gene LaCroix,” he says. “i wanted to be the michael Jordan of the horse business, or as close to that as i could be.” now, though, the paradigm has changed. That actually began in the days with michael byatt and Christine Krauch, he says. “They were trying to get me to learn, but my head was just too hard to listen,” he says. “i just wanted to get on a high-necked horse and make it trot really high and go fast. sheila [Varian] would listen to me and steve, and i think she probably just shook her head and said, ‘these guys really do well with what they do, but they just don’t get it yet.’ (she’s always been a big outside inf luence; i never have worked for her, but i was up there so often.) Her passion for horses is the same that i feel like my goal is, and Christine’s and Kim VerHage’s. “Those people make you a better person about thinking the horse is something you should cherish,” he continues. “Horses have feelings and need to be taken care of like your children. now that i have children, i
That Precious Commodity—Friends As much as he loves the horses—and he does—the story of his life always returns to the people in it. “i’ve had a lot of different saints,” he says. There are too many to list, but some names recur in a consistent pattern. Tim shea, rob bick and Caralyn schroter … bob Purtee, steve Heathcott, Terry Holmes and mitch sperte … michael byatt, Gene LaCroix,
MWF Benedykt and Michelle Pease-Paulsen bow after their 2007 U.S. National Championship.
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“I never made a bunch of money, so I never lost it,” Jim Lowe says. “I was always just making a living. If I could make it to next year, it was great, riding horses and hanging out with my friends.”
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Sofa King Suite, 2012 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse, bred by Jim Lowe.
see a different Jim Lowe. now i enjoy more of the horse and the training of it in a different manner than i did in the 1980s.” shawn recognizes it. The old fire that drove him through all the national championships with the top horses is still there; that’s a commitment of integrity. but it shows in a different way now. “He is more proud of his youth and amateur wins than he is of his own open wins,” she says. “i think he’s at an age where he’s pretty much won every national title that he could win—he knows he can do that and he appreciates it—but now it’s like he feels that his biggest accomplishments are when his amateurs ride.”
These days, Lowe says, his broadened perspective creates a time crunch. He wants to do right by the horses and he wants to get his amateur riders properly taught. And he’d like to spend more time with the clients, especially those who have become close friends, but there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day. “There needs to be two Jim Lowes,” he says glumly. “He works harder than anyone i know, and he’s honest to a fault,” says Getty. “He’s just, you know, he’s not real good at time management. Actually, he’s terrible at time management.”
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Jim and Diesel Lowe, at age 2, riding Multi-National Champion Laredo Afire.
Lowe nods. He’s not very good at communicating with clients either, he says, largely because of keeping all the balls in the air at once. it all works out somehow, but he’d like to be able to fit everyone in, because so many are more than clients. They’re friends too.
as kind or as good as bob Purtee or stan White sr., brian murch, rob bick, Terry Holmes and shawn—i’d be in good order. They have a kindness that some people just don’t have. i hope my kids find that in me.”
“David Pease [whose daughter michelle Pease-Paulsen is a Lowe rider] has been the biggest inf luence in my life as a client/owner that i’ve ever had,” Lowe says of one. “He’s very much like my father, and he and randy reid, whose wife, Cindy, was a client, are probably the closest to my father that i’ve ever met. i don’t get the time to spend with them or with some of my clients that i’d like to.”
in 35 years, Jim Lowe has come a long way from 4-H. Life now is Lowe show Horse Centre, located on the 21 acres he and Getty purchased in somis, Calif., in 2002. since 2010, longtime friend Kimberly VerHage, owner of VerHage Farms and a trainer of renown herself, has leased stalls and has been an integral part of the operation. Together, they handle about 60 horses, with 35 amateur families and a schedule of 17 shows a year, and manage the stud career of the multi-national champion stallion mamage.
And that recalls his father, who died a few years ago. “He was a huge inf luence and a great man,” Lowe says. “He was always good. no matter how erratic i was as a kid—and i was never a horrible kid, but i had a chip on my shoulder about something—he was always good. He was always kind. if i could be half the man he was—or 188 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes
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now, his days at the barn and at shows are full, and that’s before he even starts on his personal life. Getty just shakes her head at his foibles as he struggles with fitting everything in. “He says things over and over
Jim Lowe again,” she says, “and finally i ask him, ‘is your brain not working again? Do you need to go back to the doctor?’ And he says, ‘oh, did i tell you to do that? i’ve forgotten if i’ve told you to do that, so just in case i didn’t tell you, i’m going to tell you again.’ it’s pure comedy.” somehow, they fit in his business, her business, and the children’s business. in the case of daughter Arista, there really is business in addition to family life. At 4, she has begun a career as a commercial model and already filmed a maybelline television commercial. it’s all very casual, Getty notes; no one pushes her, and when it’s not fun, it will stop. Currently, auditions make for great mother/ daughter outings in Hollywood, and as there are several entertainment people in their barn, Arista’s involvement in the industry is viewed as nothing special. Lowe, on the other hand, notes dryly that maybe she’ll hit it big and keep them in their old age.
Like many in southern California, the two worry about the future and the cost of living. but it’s home. “When i came out here and drove up the coast to go to Paragon Arabians, it had been raining for a while and the sun had just come out,” Lowe remembers. “And then we drove from santa barbara over the pass and into santa Ynez, and i thought, ‘Why would anyone live anywhere else?’” only one consideration takes precedence, and it is unlikely that there will ever be a conflict. “Wherever shawn wants to live is where i want to live.” into the future, he’s not really looking for a lot of changes. “i never made a bunch of money, so i never lost it,” Jim Lowe says. “i was always just making a living. if i could make it to next year, it was great, riding horses and hanging out with my friends. And now that i have family, hanging out with my family. i wouldn’t mind working the rest of my life if i could just train and be with my family, and see my friends and their families.” ■
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The 2012 Ohio Buckeye Show Report From A Horse Show Manager by Cindy Clinton
was once again the place where national champions are made. Just watch for next year’s prize list cover!
This year we were down a little in total numbers, but the competition, especially in the english division, was the best of the best. it is hard to know why the numbers are up one year and down the next, and i have decided that i am just going to quit worrying about it and make sure the people that are there have the best time we can give them. one thing that is different at the buckeye from most shows is that the bAHAA (buckeye Arabian and Half-Arabian Alliance) board wants the show to be successful, fun and a great experience for its exhibitors more than they want to make a lot of money! so, i’d like to say thanks to a board that puts the show first. And this is a good time to add that in addition to the standout competition, our social events, as usual, got high marks.
“app.” she has made improvements since last year, and we could see the judges’ cards within seconds of their being put into the computer, which eliminated the usual rush to the office to see the cards. The app also showed the entries in the classes just like a horse show program. You could get on your phone or computer and see who was stalled where, what vendors we had, the entries in classes, a map of the facility, and the judges’ cards, and then we also voted on the crowd favorite in the classes. stan morey would be proud that most of the time the judges and the audience agreed!
in addition to the show and its activities, we also saw a meeting put together by some of our exhibitors to discuss various procedures and rule changes. We were fortunate to have AHA executive Vice President Glenn Petty with us, and i would like to thank Glenn and Johnny ryan, a member of AHA’s national Performance Futurity and maturity Commission, for attending the meeting. Johnny addressed questions from some Cindy Clinton, Show Manager of our amateur contingent, and of course, not everything was the hopefully, he and the amateurs same at this year’s buckeye, because we’re always trying understand better how and why things happen the to make it better. This time, we made several schedule way they do. in the long run, i think the amateurs and changes and, like most shows, added the select classes. trainers that attended realize they need to talk to each The turnout for the select classes was very good, and other more openly and often. it is hard for the amateur we will expand where we can. We realize that we need owners to be able to attend convention and have their to offer something that everyone feels they can be voices heard, so i was thrilled that they could use the competitive in, and that we must continue to cater to buckeye to get their feelings across. our exhibitors. A popular aspect of this year’s buckeye was that once again Lisa blackstone was on hand with her horse show
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As usual, i want to thank the exhibitors for bringing the best of the best—and wish everyone good luck at the national shows.
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2012 bUCKEyE SWEEPSTAKES SHOW May 24-27, 2012, Columbus, Ohio 2012
Results provided by Ohio Buckeye Show Committee.
Purebred Halter Arabian Supreme Championship – Champion: RRA MARQUESAS, Ex: Dan Whitt, O: Jean Warner. Arabian Supreme ATH Championship – Champion: PA PASHA, Ex: Elaine Finney, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: FESTIVALL, Ex: Shauna Mitchell, O: Shauna Mitchell. Stallions Arabian Stallions 2 & Over – Champion: FESTIVALL, Ex: Danny Thompson, O: Shauna Mitchell; Reserve: MERLLInn RAH, Ex: William Miller, O: William Miller. Arabian Colts 2 & Under – Champion: SHOWWAn FA, Ex: Danny Thompson, O: Natalie and Keith Davis. Mares Arabian Mares 3 & Over – Champion: JUSTIFIAbLy SO DCS, Ex: Dan Whitt, O: Bonnie Heiser and Rondelle Delong; Reserve: PA PASHA, Ex: Terry Holmes, O: Elaine Finney. Geldings Arabian Geldings – Champion: RRA MARQUESAS, Ex: Dan Whitt, O: Jean Warner. Arabian Geldings AAOTH – Champion: FLyInG CLOUD bHF, Ex: Anthony Whitt, O: Anthony Whitt; Reserve: DAnA PALERMO, Ex: Lori Whitt, O: Dan and Lori Whitt.
Arabian English Performance Association AEPA buckeye yearling In-Hand English Futurity – Champion: WP STATE OF SHOCK, Ex: Rob Bick, O: David and Cindy Bandy; Reserve: ESSEnCE OF FIRE SMP, Ex: Mike Miller, O: Rodney and Jacqueline Thompson.
Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure Championship – Champion: DEFyInG GRAVITy RGS, Ex: John Ryan, O: Cheryl Doran; Reserve: H MObILTy H, Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: Dynasty Arabian Partners LLC. Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: REbEL LOVE MA, Ex: Gabe De Soto,
O: Kimberly Jarvis; Reserve: bORnE THIS WAy, Ex: Jim Stachowski, O: Douglas and Jeri Smith. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship – Champion: CP SHEnAnIGAn, Ex: Katherine Kirby, O: Katherine Kirby; Reserve: b LOVED, Ex: Heidi Green, O: Elvin Berkheimer. Arabian English Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: HIGH PHILUTIn, Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda; Reserve: TEMPTInG FIRE, Ex: Kate Batterman, O:Boyd and Julie Batterman. Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship – Champion: STRICTLy bUSInESS, Ex: Jim Stachowski, O: Long Point Ranch; Reserve: FIRE AnD bRASS, Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: Candace Avery. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: AFIRES GUnS nROSES, Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: Starline Arabians LLC; Reserve: CP TRIPLE SPEC, Ex: Gordon Potts, O: Shamrock Farms LLC. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship – Champion: AFIRE AnD bRIMSTOnE SCA, Ex: Susan Knipe, O: Kenneth and Susan Knipe; Reserve: SHEZA DRAMA QUEEn, Ex: Pamela Gaffney, O: Jessica Deback and Pamela Gaffney. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship – Champion: nIKO AFIRE, Ex: Carol Skeuse-Hart, O: Springwater Farms; Reserve: bASKE ALARM, Ex: Christine Dorrestein, O: Batavia Arabians LLC. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship – Champion: MM SAbE, Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly; Reserve: TRIbbIAnI, Ex: Christina Nardi, O: Frances and Christina Nardi. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR – Champion: HES THE bERRIES, Ex: Olivia Kern, O: Matthew and Sara Siemon; Reserve: AUGUST EnGInE, Ex: Zachary White, O: James Bammel. Park Arabian Park Horse Championship – Champion: GSF AMbIEnZE, Ex: Carmelle Rooker, O: Nick and Volume 43, No. 2 | 191
2012 OhiO Buckeye Juliet Carden; Reserve: Chino AfiRe, ex: Patrick First, o: Dr. marijo Kent-First. Arabian Park horse ATR Championship – Champion: MAnDALAY BAY, ex: Cathy Vecsey, o: Hawk Haven Farms LLC; Reserve: RonDe VU, ex: Gregg shafer, o: nancy and Gregg shafer. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle – Champion: KoRnWALL, ex: susan Copeland, o: Joan Keeler and susan Copeland; Reserve: GJR ShAMefUL, ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: matthew and Jody Hoffman.
Arabian Supreme Champion and Arabian Gelding Champion RRA MARQUESAS (Ames Charisma x RRA Martina Bey), shown by Dan Whitt for owner Jean Warner.
Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship – Champion: SKYWALKeR SMA, ex: bryan Grossman, o: Joanne Grossman; Reserve: eXXPeCTATionS, ex: barbara Chur, o: strawberry banks Farm. Arabian Pleasure Driving ATD – Champion: eXXPeCTATionS, ex: barbara Chur, o: strawberry banks Farm; Reserve: SKYWALKeR SMA, ex: bryan Grossman, o: Joanne Grossman. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship – Champion: PASTAChio BeY, ex: David Gamble, o: Amy Gamble. Arabian Country Pleasure ATD Driving – Champion: AUGUST enGine, ex: James bammel, o: James bammel; Reserve: CL BeRRY SUPReMe, ex: Paul Heiman, o: Valley Hei Farm.
Arabian Stallion 2 & Over Champion FESTIVALL (Stival x CJ Miss Cosmopolitan), shown by Danny Thompson for owner Shauna Mitchell.
Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure Championship – Champion: ALeRRo, ex: Gordon Potts, o: Jerry newman; Reserve: KJR LeXinGTon, ex: Larry Hoffman, o: Hannah, richard and Laura beall. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior horse Championship – Champion: ReSSTiTUTion, ex: Tommy Garland, o: barbara Lynn Hunt; Reserve: enZiA fMA, ex: J T Keller, o: John and Cynthia moore. Arabian Western Pleasure AAoTR Championship – Champion: KoRnWALL, ex: susan Copeland, o: Joan Keeler and susan Copeland; Reserve: WGA KiD RoSe, ex: regina Kruger, o: regina Kruger. Arabian Western Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: GT SUnfiRe, ex: elizabeth Uhle, o: Carylyn and Donnielle baase; Reserve: eVeReSTT, ex: Lauren miller, o: Lauren and eric miller.
Arabian Mare 3 & Over Champion JUSTIFIABLY SO DCS ( Justify x K Alexia), shown by Dan Whitt for owners Bonnie Heiser and Rondelle Delong.
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Hunter Pleasure Arabian hunter Pleasure Championship – Champion: MonTeLeone LoA, ex: Lisa monaghan Powell, o: monteleone Partnership; Reserve: eXCALiBUR PA, ex: Daniel Wolfe, o: serajane organ.
2012 OhiO Buckeye Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: EA TRADEMARC, Ex: Chad Judy, O: Empress Arabians; Reserve: BCR MIDNITECOWBOY, Ex: Abram Cotton, O: David Carr. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship – Champion: EXCALIBUR PA, Ex: Serajane Organ, O: Serajane Organ; Reserve: AWESTRUCC, Ex: Sharon Fant-True, O: Sharon Fant-True. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship – Champion: PA METRIK BEY, Ex: Jenny Lynne Wood, O: Edward Wood; Reserve: NOBLES ANGEL, Ex: Katherine Kirby, O: Katherine Kirby. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: PHERRARI HEAT, Ex: Susan Ness, O: Laura and Susan Ness; Reserve: EVERESTT, Ex: Lauren Miller, O: Lauren and Eric Miller.
Arabian English Pleasure Champion DEFYING GRAVITY RGS (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella), ridden by John Ryan for owner Cheryl Doran.
Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack Championship – Champion: A TO Z, Ex: Marggie Rushlow-Roberts, O: Michelle Kimbro; Reserve: MM SABE, Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly. Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship – Champion: HL SANCTION, Ex: Cathy Vecsey, O: Hawk Haven Farms LLC; Reserve: HIGH PHILUTIN, Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda.
Half-Arabian Halter Mares HA/AA Mares 3 & Over – Champion: FASHIONISTA SF, Ex: Terry Holmes, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: CRA FAMES COCO CHANEL, Ex: Dan Whitt, O: Alicia Judd. HA/AA Mares ATH – Champion: CRA FAMES COCO CHANEL, Ex: Anthony Whitt, O: Alicia Judd; Reserve: FASHIONISTA SF, Ex: Elaine Finney, O: Elaine Finney.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion STRICKLY BUSINESS (Apollopalooza x Giovanna ER), ridden by Jim Stachowski for owner Long Point Ranch.
Geldings HA/AA Geldings 3 & Over – Champion: JUST GORGIAS, Ex: Terry Holmes, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: ROHARA GIOVANNI, Ex: Danny Thompson, O: Shauna Mitchell. HA/AA Colts and Geldings ATH – Champion: JUST GORGIAS, Ex: Elaine Finney, O: Elaine Finney; Reserve: ROHARA GIOVANNI, Ex: Shauna Mitchell, O: Shauna Mitchell.
Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure Championship – Champion: ERA MOONLITE SERENADE, Ex: Jim Stachowski,
Arabian Park Horse Champion GSF AMBIENZE (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea), ridden by Carmelle Rooker for owners Nick and Juliet Carden.
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Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion SKYWALKER SMA (Baske Afire x HH Zodiahana), driven by Bryan Grossman for owner Joanne Grossman.
HA/AA English Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: STEEL STRIKE, ex: Abigail Patience Gay, o: Abigail Gay; Reserve: FELLOW YOUR HEART VH, ex: erika schwartz, o: erika schwartz. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship – Champion: NOBODYLIKEME, ex: Joel Kiesner, o: Deborah and ronald Pearson; Reserve: PAF HOLLYWOOD TOI, ex: Jessica Clinton, o: Jenny and Vickie Lau. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: JB CAT SCRATCH FEVER, ex: Jim stachowski, o: Katherine and steve Kirby; Reserve: COOL HAND LUKE WA, ex: Joel Kiesner, o: Jessica Anderson. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship – Champion: SHOCK AND AWE DSF, ex: Kimberly shackelford, o: Don and Kimberly shackelford; Reserve: JOY RIDE SF, ex: Carrie Fritz, o: shamrock Farms LLC.
Arabian Western Pleasure Champion ALERRO (Magnum Psyche x Tuscany Bey), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner Jerry Newman.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship – Champion: KHRAAVE, ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: Hillary Hoffman; Reserve: HCA LYNARD SKYNARD, ex: Devin Lally, o: Frank and Kriss Lally. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: PAF HOLLYWOOD TOI, ex: Jenny Lau, o: Jenny and Vickie Lau; Reserve: HOUSE OF BLUES, ex: nora shaffer, o: Laura and nora shaffer. Park HA/AA Park Horse Championship – Champion: CATWALK, ex: shawn rooker, o: rita and Chase steer. HA/AA Park Horse ATR Championship – Champion: POLKAPALOOZA, ex: Lori Lawrence, o: starline Arabians LLC; Reserve: REA MY ALLIENCE, ex: Gregg shafer, o: nancy and Gregg shafer.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion MONTELEONE LOA (Millennium LOA x Fantasy Fest), ridden by Lisa Monaghan Powell, for owner Monteleone Partnership.
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Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle – Champion: ALL DOLLED UP EA, ex: Katie burr, o: burrline LLC; Reserve: SRF SPRING LODED, ex: Andrea Plemmons, o: ricki Luton.
2012 OhiO Buckeye Driving HA/AA Pleasure Driving – Champion: BASKE IS A GENIUS, Ex: Matthew Siemon, O: Paul Heiman; Reserve: RIFTEN, Ex: Peter Stachowski, O: Peter Scocos. HA/AA Pleasure Driving ATD– Champion: BASKE IS A GENIUS, Ex: Paul Heiman, O: Paul Heiman; Reserve: RIFTEN, Ex: Peter Scocos, O: Peter Scocos. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Championship – Champion: DRAMBUIE LOUIE, Ex: Jim Stachowski, O: Norma Diver; Reserve: ALL DOLLED UP EA, Ex: Katie Burr, O: Burrline LLC. HA/AA Country Pleasure ATD Driving – Champion: ALL DOLLED UP EA, Ex: Katie Burr, O: Burrline LLC; Reserve: VSH ELEKTRA, Ex: Abigail Patience Gay, O: Abigail Gay. Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship – Champion: JO MONEY, Ex: Joe Reser, O: Angela and David Daugherty; Reserve: THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR, Ex: J T Keller, O: Shamrock Farms LLC.
Arabian English Show Hack Champion A TO Z (AA Apollo Bey x MC Zia Jabask), ridden by Marggie Rushlow-Roberts for owner Michelle Kimbro.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: WNA MIDNIGHT COWBOY, Ex: Joe Reser, O: Jessica Clark; Reserve: CHALL ABOUT ME, Ex: John Ryan, O: Elaine Finney. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Championship – Champion: THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR, Ex: Leslie Doran Sommer, O: Shamrock Farms LLC; Reserve: IMA ROCKIN N ROLLIN, Ex: Brian Wheeler, O: Susan and Brian Wheeler. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: DOCS ECHO, Ex: Susan Ness, O: Laura and Susan Ness; Reserve: ANNIES ELVA MAY, Ex: Abby Mills, O: Nick and Amy Mills. Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship – Champion: EA WORDS OF WISDOM, Ex: Chad Judy, O: Empress Arabians; Reserve: KHARASELL, Ex: Charles Ethier, O: Drue Domenica McNeil.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion HL SANCTION (The Chief Justice x Overlook Seratifa), ridden by Cathy Vecsey for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship – Champion: VR WESTON, Ex: Joe Reser, O: Susan and Brian Wheeler; Reserve: TOUGHER THAN THE REST, Ex: Sharon Blendinger, O: Sugar Hill Farm LLC. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship – Champion: VSH LOLLIPOP, Ex: Sharon Fant-True, O: Sharon Fant-True; Reserve: AMAZZZING GRACE, Ex: Christine Leverett, O: Michael and Christine Leverett. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Championship – Champion: KHARASELL, Ex: Drue Domenica McNeil, O: Drue Domenica McNeil; Reserve: EA
HA/AA English Pleasure Champion ERA MOONLITE SERENADE (Baske Afire x Undulata’s Lady Delight), ridden by Jim Stachowski for owners Norma and John Diver.
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HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion NOBODYLIKEME (Majesteit x Citybythebay A), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owners Debbie and Ron Pearson.
HA/AA Park Horse Champion CATWALK (MHR Nobility x UF Supreme Surprise), ridden by Shawn Rooker for owners Rita and Chase Steer.
WORDS OF WISDOM, ex: marla ruscitto, o: empress Arabians. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR Championship – Champion: JUST PRESS PLAY CCF, ex: Jeannette German, o: Lawrence and Jeannette German; Reserve: RELIENCE, ex: makenna rooker, o: makenna rooker. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack Championship – Champion: APOLLO MCCARTNEY, ex: raven Gropp, o: raven Gropp; Reserve: SKIDMARKS, ex: marggie rushlowroberts, o: mary Whalen and moira Custodio.
HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion DRAMBUIE LOUIE (Baske Afire x Isabel’s Supreme Lady), driven by Jim Stachowski for owner Norma Diver.
Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship – Champion: HS TOMMY HILFIGER, ex: Katelyn Thomas, o: Katelyn Thomas; Reserve: APOLLO MCCARTNEY, ex: raven Gropp, o: raven Gropp. Reining HA/AA Reining Horse – Champion: NIP TUCK, ex: Lee mancini, o: Debra and Whitney mol.
UPHA/Equitation UPHA Challenge Cup JTR – Champion: PAF Hollywood Toi, ex: JENNY LAU, o: Jenny and Vickie Lau; Reserve: i Take You, ex: ALEXIS KIESNER, o: Alexis Kiesner. UPHA Arabian Breed Walk/Trot Challenge 10 & Under – Champion: Lifeinthefastlane CmJ, ex: KATHRYN HARMEYER, o: Tara Hassinger; Reserve: rocket man Jb, ex: QUINTIN ROBERTS, o: rushlow Arabians. HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion JO MONEY (Poco Van Star Two x Kickin N Screamin), ridden by Joe Reser for owners Angela and David Daugherty.
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Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Championship – Champion: CA Jeapordy, ex: SARAH DELISI, o: sarah Delisi; Reserve: WCF berry especielle, ex: KHRISTINA CATES-WILSON, o: Jennifer Lonchar.
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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion EA WORDS OF WISDOM (Phi Slama Jama x Pearl Of Wisdom), ridden by Chad Judy for owner Empress Arabians.
HA/AA English Show Hack Champion APOLLO MCCARTNEY (Apollopalooza x UF Supreme Surprise), ridden by owner Raven Gropp.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship – Champion: Rocky Roses, Ex: ZACHARY WHITE, O: Lisa Jo White; Reserve: I Take You, Ex: ALEXIS KIESNER, O: Alexis Kiesner. Western Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under – Champion: GT Sunfire, Ex: ELIZABETH UHLE, O: Carylyn and Donnielle Baase; Reserve: Vallejo Miss Moon, Ex: ANNA SLACHTA, O: Anna Slachta. Hunter Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under (On the Flat) – Champion: Just Press Play CCF, Ex: JEANNETTE GERMAN, O: Lawrence and Jeannette German; Reserve: Independence Day HS, Ex: KEARA JOHNSON, O: Kevin Kobrzycki and Keara Johnson. Hunter Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 (Not to Jump) – Champion: Everestt, Ex: LAUREN MILLER, O: Lauren and Eric Miller; Reserve: AZ Painted Echo, Ex: LINDSAY HANNAH, O: Lisa, Lindsay and Rachel Hannah.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion HS TOMMY HILFIGER (Versace x Sabahs Fancy Lady), ridden by owner Katelyn Thomas.
Walk/Trot Country English Pleasure 10 & Under – Champion: HEY BEY BE, Ex: Olivia Baker, O: Deborah and Justin Baker; Reserve: ROCKET MAN JB, Ex: Quintin Roberts, O: Rushlow Arabians. Western Pleasure 10 & Under – Champion: CA MOLOTOV, Ex: Cole Reser, O: Michele and Joe Reser; Reserve: PURE PLATINUM, Grant Reser, O: Angela and David Daugherty. Hunter Pleasure 10 & Under – Champion: RELIENCE, Ex: Quintin Roberts, O: Makenna Rooker; Reserve: MOHEGAN SUN, Ex: Alicia Bergeron, O: Sandra Coffin Lamothe. n
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion SARAH DELISI, owner of CA Jeapordy (Sultan’s Affirmative Action x Three Timeza Lady).
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A Look At Youth Exhibitor Christian Cook by Joe Alberti
Over the past few years that I’ve written columns for the Times, I’ve focused almost entirely on amateurs and how to improve their experiences in Arabian horses, whether it has been in breeding, selling or showing. This time, I’d like to focus on one amateur, a junior exhibitor that I’ve come to know and for whom I have a lot of admiration. His name is Christian Cook, he is 15 years old, and he lives in Pittsboro, N.C. Those of us in Regions 12 and 15 know him well, and he knows everybody. He’s always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needs him, whether it’s in getting a horse to the ring or yelling from the rail. One reason I want to recognize his efforts is that he hasn’t had it easy, and yet he has personified what it takes to be a positive part of the Arabian horse community. Christian was born prematurely and almost deaf, which resulted in a string of corrective surgeries (14 in all). Then, when he was in the third grade, he was injured in a bicycle accident and subsequently contracted Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome; the doctors gave him only a 50/50 chance of living. But Christian is a fighter. He had to spend most of his earliest years just staying alive and securing his health, but he did that, and he now attends public school and has a normal life. What is unique to me is how focused he is on Arabian horses. In my experience, teenagers, even the ones who love Arabians, don’t usually eat, sleep and breathe them. Christian does. As his mother, Christie, told me, “It is difficult to have a conversation with Christian without horses coming into it at some point!” Christian comes from an Arabian horse family, so it is no surprise that he love horses. His grandfather is longtime North Carolina horseman Shannon Clark, who operates Triangle Arabians. But the family’s involvement has been more performance-oriented, so Christian’s love of halter—his main love—is a little unusual. To teach himself, he has studied the halter trainers to figure out what they are doing, and I mean studied. He watches and he asks questions, and then he goes home and applies what he has learned. He doesn’t just nod and say, “Oh, yeah, I see.” 198 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES
He goes to his grandfather’s farm and he practices and practices and practices, and makes what he has learned his own. The next time you see him, he’s further along in developing his skills. And when he’s not working at it, he’s out in the barn playing with the horses and practicing trotting them. One thing I like about Christian is that no matter who he deals with, whether it is a halter trainer he admires or one of his school friends, he is the same. He doesn’t have any airs. It doesn’t matter who you are. I love that the Arabian community has embraced him, because not only is he a good kid, but he’s also the kind of young person whose enthusiasm and dedication are what we need for the future. Last year was a big year for Christian. In December 2010, his grandfather and his mother got together and purchased a young gelding for him for Christmas. Aragonn, who was bred by Michael Byatt and Ray and Norma Tatum, is by Aria Impresario and out of the Ludjin El Jamaal mare, MFA Annies Song. He’s beautiful, a worthy partner for a kid with a passion. As you might have guessed by now, Christian loves him—with that special kind of love that is a lifetime commitment. Aragonn was put in training with Ted Carson, and in October, Ted showed him to the title of U.S. National Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Gelding. However, because Ted also was showing a yearling gelding who went national champion in his class, he was unable to show Aragonn when it came time for the junior championship. Therefore, Christian got to show his 2-Year-Old at the U.S. Nationals, where he was the youngest competitor at the show. When he was getting ready, he came by my stalls and asked if I would help bag him in and be on the rail for him. He’s always been there to help me—was I ever glad to help him! In the ring against the professionals, Christian and Aragonn did a magnificent job. In the end, they were top
Working For A DreAm unanimously. It was after that that the family made the decision to pool their money and send Christian and Aragonn to Youth Nationals. It would be his first, because a horse has to be 3 to be entered at Albuquerque, and last year, Aragonn was only 2. Christian has been working with Les Sichini, and they’ll be going with Mickey Womble’s Belvedere Farm. I’m sure it will be a big learning and growing experience for him, and I’m also sure that he and Aragonn will do very well. I think what I most want to recognize about Christian is his passion, his ability and his hard work. I love to see somebody that young who is that serious about it, and it’s really nice to see someone that young who’s already serious about halter, because most kids get into this industry through riding. We could use more young people in halter, because halter, which essentially is all about the basic, beautiful Arabian horse, is an integral part of our show ring.
ten, fourth in the point standings and finishing ahead of some of the top professionals in the industry. In my opinion, we can really be proud of the five judges who stood in center ring that day. They truly judged the horses, and not who was on each lead. They did a great job, and in the process, they made a dream come true for a kid who deserved it.
I also want to applaud the depth of Christian’s knowledge at this point in his life. I like that he takes the time to learn more than just standing a horse up. He knows about pedigrees and he understands how they relate to the horse’s physical attributes. At this past Region 15, we chatted about a Shaddofax foal he saw in the ring, and he pointed out to me all the traits Shaddo had passed on to him. To my knowledge, Christian had only ever seen Shaddofax in person at last year’s Nationals, which was nearly nine months ago, but he remembered all the
I was so proud of him that I could hardly imagine how his family would feel, so I asked his grandfather. “There isn’t a way to express how I feel when I watch him show and the gratitude I have for the many experiences we have been able to share,” Shannon Clark said. “I won’t ever forget watching him run through the gates at the U.S. Nationals. We decided regardless of whether he placed or not, it would be a memory we would all share forever. He is my buddy and I am immensely proud of him, his determination, and most of all, the person he is.” After Nationals, I didn’t see Christian again until Region 12, but by springtime he and Aragonn were better than ever. They won the Region 12 Gelding Championship JTH Volume 43, No. 2 | 199
Working For A DreAm stallion’s qualities and he spotted what in that foal traced to him. And it isn’t just Shaddofax that he has studied. He researches all the horses that interest him, evaluates them and examines their pedigrees. It is as if he just can’t learn enough about Arabian horses. That kind of true passion doesn’t waiver, doesn’t go away, and doesn’t die. I think he will be a part of this industry for many years to come, and very likely, we’ll be hearing more about him as time goes on. Let me put this in the broader context. I think it is important that we, as a community, nurture all of our young people, and I think it is important that they all feel welcome to ask questions, to reach out for help. Many, like Christian, do not come from wealthy backgrounds. Their horses do not necessarily remain in training with a professional all year. They count the costs when they go to the shows and they have to make their experiences count. When some people say that show horses are a rich man’s hobby, kids like Christian prove that you don’t have
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to be rich to compete at the highest levels. And more importantly, enjoy it. All right, so I admit it, Christian’s passion for Arabian horses reminds me of myself when I was his age. I too came into halter from a family that was into performance (we weren’t even in Arabians), and because our financial resources were limited, I had to learn as much as I could by myself. When I was his age, I too had a horse—a grey gelding—that meant the world to me. I knew everything about that horse’s pedigree, going all the way back to the desert, and there wasn’t a day that I wasn’t out trying to learn something I’d seen in the ring or been told by a trainer. So when I see Christian, I know how he feels. I’ve known Christian now for about a year, and I’m happy to say that in that time I’ve seen his confidence in himself and in Aragonn grow by leaps and bounds—and in a good, positive way. He remains unfailingly polite and humble;
Working For A DreAm the confidence is more evident in his ability to know what he is doing and remain focused in the ring. I asked Christie Cook for her thoughts at this point in her son’s life with Arabian horses. “I am amazed when I am with him on the show grounds at the number of people that he knows and knows him,” she says. “He is like a kid in a candy store at a show. Trainers that he admires, they are his rock stars. “The Arabian horse world has given him so much,” she continues. “It has given him a sense of belonging, security, direction and a lot of friends. As a mother, I am grateful to so many people who have taken an interest in Christian and his talent.” I see it from the other side. I think we’re lucky to have Christian. He is unique—his many friends will tell you that. But at the same time, I think there are others out there like him in their integrity and passion for the horse. When you think of them, you know the Arabian horse has a great future. n
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As Director, it is mickelson’s job to remain open-minded and receptive to change as her growing region looks to expand and attract new Arabian horse enthusiasts. “i’ve been to a number of different regions,” says mickelson, “and i think that what we have is a real focus on the exhibitor and making it more than just a horse show— everything from adding special events to thinking about the kids who come who don’t show, to our ‘Think Pink’ fundraiser for breast cancer. i think that we’re just very innovative. We’re never content; we’re always striving to make the show not just a horse show, but also an experience for people to enjoy.”
For those involved in the show, the “Think Pink” fundraiser was an incredible opportunity to give back and have fun doing it. Pink was everywhere. it was in the pink ties and shirts in the show ring, in the wristbands that were being sold, and in the homemade tee-shirts that people were wearing. “This fundraiser, which we’ve done for a couple of years now, is a region 10 event, but it’s mainly put on by the Arabian breeders Halter Alliance,” mickelson says. “it’s an example of a club having an interest and stepping up and doing it. We raised over $10,000 between the Calcutta classes (one of which was a benefit for richard Wright) and the new halter classes—the manhattan and the Cosmopolitan classes.”
The Fun Is In The Events
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new halter classes, dog races, the “Think Pink” fundraiser, Calcutta classes, and a progressive barn party and street dance make region 10 a fun event that offers something for everyone. mickelson suggests that it is through these events that the heart of the show really becomes apparent. “The fun of the show is a conscious effort on our part, and we’re hoping to make it even more fun next year. We tried a lot of new things this year—we had a new arena, a new schedule, more youth events, and we had more events for ‘Think Pink.’”
more than 400 horses competed at region 10, an increase for the third consecutive year. in addition to the bigger classes, quality was topnotch, which really gave the owners and riders a glimpse of the kind of competition the region has to offer. “i would say that if you can compete in hunter and western pleasure at region 10, you can compete anywhere,” mickelson says. “We’ve always been strong in the western and hunter divisions, and we’re really seeing an improvement in the english and saddle seat disciplines as well, which is quite nice to see.”
region 10 is comprised mainly of Wisconsin and minnesota clubs, but in recent years, has also become home to a club from south Dakota, one from upper michigan and another from ontario. The region 10 board of Directors, led by Laura mickelson, has made it its mission once again to offer an innovative show in this year’s region 10 Championships, held in st. Paul, minn., June 14-17. in her second year as region 10 Director, mickelson looks back proudly on a show that saw an increase in entries, raised more than $10,000 for breast cancer research, and offered an experience of high quality horses and community for all involved.
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Region 10 also contributes a great deal of its growth to the budding programs they offer. “We have very strong programs to support the grassroots people through the ‘Arabians Unplugged’ program in Minnesota and the Arabian Open Show Championships, which are sponsored by MAHA, and Wisconsin has open shows as well. In our efforts, we try to cover the whole continuum of interests in Arabian horses. I’m really happy to see that we’re getting more groups involved in lesson programs because that’s been one of the main focuses on the AHA board this past year. And I believe that it’s really one of the core things that we need to do to continue to grow and be healthy.”
Innovation Leads To Success Region 10 works hard to put on a great show; however, one of its most important assets is that its members are able to combine innovation with accommodation. “I would say that we are a very forward-thinking region, and we are capable of thinking about what’s good for everybody, not just for ourselves,” says Mickelson. “A big part of that is because we have many breeders in the area that have been breeding Arabian horses for a long time, so their needs are always considered. I think it’s also because we have good support between our trainers and amateurs, and we try to offer a wide representation on our regional board. We get a lot of different viewpoints, which is a great asset. We’re involved in the Arabian industry in a wide variety of organizations and groups.” With next year already in mind, Laura Mickelson thinks of possible improvements to make Region 10 even more fun for those involved. “I think the events all worked, but we’re going to tweak some of the things that didn’t work quite to our liking,” she offers. “There is always room for improvement! I already have a list of about 20 ideas of things to change for next year. I don’t make those decisions by myself; we’re a very collaborative region, and we work very well together. That’s just what we’re about—we’re always kicking around ideas to make the show even more successful and fun.
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2012 Region 10 Championship Show Results June 14-17, 2012 ~ st. Paul, mn
Results provided by region 10 show Committee Purebred Halter Stallions Arabian Stallions 3 & Over - Champion: BAAHIR EL MARWAN (marwan Al shaqab x Hb bessolea), ex: Andrew sellman, o: The baahir Group; Reserve: DESTINYED VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Fabrices Destiny), ex: Jeff schall, o: renee Holt; Top Five: MARVILLOSO (marwan Al shaqab x sovannah), ex: Jerry schall, o: Carol Derus and Terri Gellin; VIPER LRA (Cobra LrA x TCF Khadence), ex: randy shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; AW BANDERAS (AA sabotaj x bask el roga), ex: erica Hollen, o: erica Hollen. Arabian Two-Year-Old Colts - Champion: MOMENTUM WR (stival x ATA Psyches Psong), ex: Jeff schall, o: regan and renae rohl; Reserve: WGA BEAMER ( Jullyen el Jamaal x WG baladancer), ex: David bilgrien, o: William and Tracy buglass. Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Colts/ Geldings - Champion: SHAQS LEGACY MH (maserati Wr x Legacys Treasure), ex: Jeff schall, o: bell Family Trust; Reserve: VICARIO (DA Valentino x Faberge AA), ex: Jordan simons, o: barb sink Krusenstjerna; Top Ten: DEKKUTANTE TRJ (Art Dekko TT x Trcopperclassique), ex: Jerry schall, o: ross Danielson; DASH OF MAGIC W (oFW magic Wan x Dasha Van ryad), ex: michael Carpio, o: Anna, robert and rosanne Wiechmann; BEY AMBITIOUS MH (bey Ambition x merri Jessabell), ex: Tony Haven, o: bell Family Trust; LLC JESSE JAMES (Pyro Thyme sA x Jullye Jones JCA), ex: Andrew sellman, o: Claire and margaret Larson; BLACK BAY MOON (A bit of Flash x Desperansa), ex: randy shaw, o: Kristin Urban.
bmW Associates and benjamin bogart; Top Five: ALADA DIVA (Alada baskin x bezatiw Love song), ex: Paul scott emerson, o: Angie rasmussen; FC LANTANA (bandara KA x Laura Ku), ex: Ayla spry, o: Ayla spry. Arabian Two-Year Old Fillies - Champion: H EMBRACE H (besson Carol x embra), ex: michael Carpio, o: Hennessey Arabians LLC; Reserve: MI AMORE EP (DA Valentino x elle el Dakar), ex: Jeff schall, o: David bode mD; Top Five: WGA ALWAYS A ROSE (Always A JullyenV x mFA roseof Tralee), ex: David bilgrien, o: The erik Johnson Family and William & Tracy buglass; RROSEALEA LD (Pprovidence x ss rosebud), ex: John Diedrich, o: Les VanDyke; PSYCHES HEARTS AFIRE (Gr Psyches rey x sCH Diamondsafire), ex: Jessica Cole, o: Jean Ketchpaw. Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Fillies Champion: WC CIAO MAGNIFFICAA (marwan Al magnifficoo x WC Cia bella), ex: Jeff schall, o: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: MIHEARTS ONFIRE (brandon bey JCA x PA Fire Tyme), ex: David bilgrien, o: Kent schwerin; Top Ten: SERENITY RTA (Gazal Al shaqab x martina Van ryad), ex: Jordan simons, o: renee Kramer; PSYCRET OBSESSION DHA (marvilloso x Victorias Psycret), ex: Austin miller, o: Terri Gellin; CCF MARHANNAH (marhaabah x CCF Cady Anne), ex: Jerry schall, o: Dale and Wendy marcott; LA VIDA DE GIA (Giaccomo x Ub Diablita mia), ex: Dayna Karlovich, o: Jeana Karlovich; KHARMA WLF (Khadraj nA x bey starrlett WLF), ex: John Diedrich, o: Dr. James and Penny Gute; BELLA KORA KA (Couturier x Armana KA), ex: Andrew sellman, o: Karija Arabians.
Arabian Stallions AOTH - Champion: VIPER LRA (Cobra LrA x TCF Khadence), ex: Ashlee shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; Reserve: EXCADA (Cn Jericho x CFA Katarina), ex: Daniel buol, o: Dan & Lisa buol and Cathy maurer.
Arabian Mares AOTH - Champion: WGA ALWAYS A ROSE (Always A JullyenV x mFA roseof Tralee), ex: Tracy buglass, o: The erik Johnson Family and William & Tracy buglass; Reserve: PSYCHES HEARTS AFIRE (Gr Psyches rey x sCH Diamondsafire), ex: Jean Ketchpaw, o: Jean Ketchpaw.
Mares Arabian Mares 3 & Over - Champion: ZAHARA EL MARWAN (marwan Al shaqab x Zagrobla), ex: Andrew sellman, o: Jo rae richardson and Charles steger; Reserve: FANTASHAH BMW (Falcon bHF x Heiress Cometera), ex: Jerry schall, o:
Geldings Arabian Geldings 3 & Over - Champion: PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA shahnia), ex: Andrew sellman, o: Van Jacobsen; Reserve: FOR THE RECORD KA (nadir i x Prima Dona KA), ex: Jerry schall, o: Anissa Weber; Top Five: SILENCER
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LRA (LD Pistal x serenata el Jamaal), ex: randy shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; PRODIGY DVF (major Dolce LV x TA on Fire), ex: Kate Wiggert Johnson, o: Kate Wiggert Johnson; MAGNA FORTUNE (magnum Psyche x bint Forteyna), ex: Angie rasmussen, o: ricigliano Farms. Arabian Two-Year-Old Geldings Champion: CERVANTES DHA (nYn Hisani x sovannah), ex: Terri Gellin, o: Terri Gellin; Reserve: COAL MINERR (Da Vinci Fm x Gai Daphne), ex: Alyssa marie Taylor, o: Alyssa marie Taylor. Arabian Geldings 2 & Over AAOTH Champion: PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA shahnia), ex: Van Jacobsen, o: Van Jacobsen; Reserve: FOR THE RECORD KA (nadir i x Prima Dona KA), ex: Anissa Weber, o: Anissa Weber; Top Five: SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x serenata el Jamaal), ex: Ashlee shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; OFW ENERGEE (rsD Dark Victory x Donna Gee HCF), ex: Kim Waters, o: Kim Waters; BRIGADOONE (Focus Highlander x monogrammed Lady), ex: Cheyenne Litke, o: Cassandra Litke. Arabian Geldings ATH - Champion: PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA shahnia), ex: Van Jacobsen, o: Van Jacobsen; Reserve: PRODIGY DVF (major Dolce LV x TA on Fire), ex: Kate Wiggert Johnson, o: Kate Wiggert Johnson; Top Five: SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x serenata el Jamaal), ex: Ashlee shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; COAL MINERR (Da Vinci Fm x Gai Daphne), ex: Alyssa marie Taylor, o: Alyssa marie Taylor; RUNNING ON AIR (bel Aire x rebecca X), ex: Jill nash, o: Jill and robbey nash.
Purebred Performance English Pleasure Arabian English Pleasure - Champion: AFIRES ROYALTY (Afire bey V x LbC nobelinda), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: richard Pope; Reserve: AMES CELEBRATION (matoi x Ames mirage), ex: Leah beth boyd, o: Kara Larson; Top Five: NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), ex: bob Gordon, o: Liz Gammell; NOBLE WAY (iXL noble express x Chamorrita Afire), ex: Thomas Theisen, o: Conway Arabians, inc.
Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: NOBLE BEY CRF (A Noble Cause x Olympia Bey), Ex: John Golladay, O: Toni Dolby; Reserve: ERA LIL WAYNE (Triften x KRA Runaround Sue), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Emerald Ridge Arabians. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion: AMES CELEBRATION (Matoi x Ames Mirage), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; Reserve: ERA LIL WAYNE (Triften x KRA Runaround Sue), Ex: Marie Jones, O: Emerald Ridge Arabians; Top Five: NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), Ex: Liz Gammell, O: Liz Gammell. Arabian English Pleasure ATR - Champion: STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), Ex: Elizabeth Moore, O: Elizabeth and Tom Moore; Reserve: AMES CELEBRATION (Matoi x Ames Mirage), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson, Top Five: SF SPELLBOUND (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), Ex: Lana Trautman, O: Bruce and Karna Trautman; ERA LIL WAYNE (Triften x KRA Runaround Sue), Ex: Marie Jones, O: Emerald Ridge Arabians; BL EXPRESSION (IXL Noble Express x Rumina Afire), Ex: Madeleine Simms, O: Chaos Arabians. Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion: STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), Ex: Emily Moore, O: Elizabeth and Tom Moore; Reserve: BL EXPRESSION (IXL Noble Express x Rumina Afire), Ex: Madeleine Simms, O: Chaos Arabians; Top Five: HIGH PHILUTIN (Philander Bey x Krisstina), Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda; SF SPELLBOUND (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR), Ex: Lana Trautman, O: Bruce and Karna Trautman. Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion: BOGOTA SCA (Afire Bey V x Brilliance V), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Kaley Smith; Reserve: RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), Ex: Leah Beth Boyd, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), Ex: Kenneth Price, O: Gretchen and Kevin Price; PLATINUM EDDITION (First Cyte x Silver and Sable), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: Sarah Uhing; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Gail Simpson, O: Cathy Rahimi. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Mary Jo Meier; Reserve: AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: John Golladay, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: MD BELSHAZZAR (A Major Fire x Dilemme), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Jaleen Hacklander; PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), Ex: Thomas Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; MACHISMO
MS (Maranello x RV Cover Girl), Ex: Gail Simpson, O: Heidi Hubbard. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: Elizabeth Moore, O: Terry and Cheryl Wright; Reserve: RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: AFIRE HAWKE (Baske Afire x El Ghazis Prevue), Ex: Kathleen Justinger, O: Kathleen Justinger; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; MD BELSHAZZAR (A Major Fire x Dilemme), Ex: Jaleen Hacklander, O: Jaleen Hacklander. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly; Reserve: PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), Ex: Anna Conway-Zaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Top Five: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Larry and Jody Hoffman; AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Alexia Drigans, O: Alexia Drigans; CW JACKSON (AE Excel x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: McKenna Caspers, O: McKenna, Christine and Caelen Caspers. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR - Champion: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Larry and Jody Hoffman; Reserve: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly; Top Five: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), Ex: Gretchen Price, O: Gretchen and Kevin Price; AFIRE HAWKE (Baske Afire x El Ghazis Prevue), Ex: Kathleen Justinger, O: Kathleen Justinger; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi. Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider ATR - Champion: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Larry and Jody Hoffman; Reserve: INDY PENDENCE BEY (August Bey V x Her Nobility), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Allison Johnson; Top Five: MD BELSHAZZAR (A Major Fire x Dilemme), Ex: Jaleen Hacklander, O: Jaleen Hacklander; BP KLASSIQUE BEY (Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey), Ex: Emma Boggs, O: Terry Boggs; MACHISMO MS (Maranello x RV Cover Girl), Ex: Jane Hubbard, O: Heidi Hubbard. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: Emily Moore, O: Terry and Cheryl Wright; Reserve: BOGOTA SCA (Afire Bey V x Brilliance V), Ex: Kaley Smith, O: Kaley
Smith; Top Five: DA TRIFFIK (Triften x Bint Mi Toska), Ex: Kelly Svoboda, O: Kelly Svoboda; INDY PENDENCE BEY (August Bey V x Her Nobility), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Allison Johnson; NONSENSE (AA Apollo Bey x Nusance), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: William, Margaret and Mary Grace Nelson. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: Mikayla Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; Reserve: VANNGUARD (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: Eric Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; Top Five: S JUSTA SOLO ( Justafire DGL x S Acapella), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Jenna Tekolste; STRAVINSKY X (Barbary x Eldisar Ballerina), Ex: Emily Pate, O: Jane and Simon Pate; MACHISMO MS (Maranello x RV Cover Girl), Ex: Jane Hubbard, O: Heidi Hubbard. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under - Champion: AUGUST ENGINE (August Bey x SR Baskability), Ex: Zachary White, O: James Bammel; Reserve: SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), Ex: Paige Ross, O: Larry and Jody Hoffman; Top Five: CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), Ex: Emily Moore, O: Terry and Cheryl Wright; BOGOTA SCA (Afire Bey V x Brilliance V), Ex: Kaley Smith, O: Kaley Smith, BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Sarah Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi. Park Arabian Park Horse ATR - Champion: STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), Ex: Emily Moore, O: Elizabeth and Tom Moore. Informal Combination Arabian Informal Combination - Champion: A NOBLE CAUSE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire), Ex: Richard Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm. Side Saddle Arabian Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Cynthia and Morgan Kelly; Reserve: HF MOONTSHINE (SH Pale Moon x HF Tschampagne), Ex: Jenna Ball, O: Nancy Seward; Top Five: GJR SHAMEFUL (Sshameless x HB Gailady), Ex: Hillary Hoffman, O: Matthew and Jody Hoffman; KHALUA JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Corinne Gudgeon; GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), Ex: Rebecca Bell, O: Rebecca Bell. Driving Arabian Pleasure Driving - Champion: NOBLE SUPREME CRF (A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska), Ex: John Golladay, O: Cedar
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Arabian Stallion 3 & Over Champion BAAHIR EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner The Baahir Group.
Arabian Two-Year-Old Colt Champion MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), shown by Jeff Schall for owners Regan and Renae Rohl.
Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion SHAQS LEGACY MH (Maserati WR x Legacys Treasure), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Bell Family Trust.
Arabian Stallion AOTH Champion VIPER LRA (Cobra LRA x TCF Khadence), shown by Ashlee Shaw for owners Danielle and Randy Shaw.
Arabian Mare 3 & Over Champion ZAHARA EL MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x Zagrobla), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Jo Rae Richardson and Charles Steger.
Arabian Filly Two-Year-Old Champion H EMBRACE H (Besson Carol x Embra), shown by Michael Carpio for owner Hennessey Arabians LLC.
ridge Farm, Reserve: BL EXPRESSION (iXL noble express x rumina Afire), ex: madeleine simms, o: Chaos Arabians; Top Five: AFIRES ROYALTY (Afire bey V x LbC nobelinda), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: richard Pope.
(Focus Highlander x monogrammed Lady), ex: Cassandra Litke, o: Cassandra Litke; PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x sH embraceable), ex: Jordan LeFever, o: Charlotte and emelia Farago.
Karen Day, o: Karen Day; Reserve: HF MOONTSHINE (sH Pale moon x HF Tschampagne), ex: nancy seward, o: nancy seward; Top Five: MONARCOS (monogramm x LC Psouthern star), ex: Paula elg, o: Paula and David elg; PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (sundance Kid V x Prussia DsA), ex: Lori Corbin, o: Lori and Ashley Corbin; A-PSYTE (magnum Psyche x Azon nA), ex: Darla Paripovich, o: Darla Paripovich.
Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion: WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x sF Gdara), ex: madeleine simms, o: Gretchen and Kevin Price. Western Pleasure Arabian Western Pleasure - Champion: ZORALADDINN (Zortann x exceladdence), ex: Jenna ball, o: mark and Valerie sylla; Reserve: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA bey starr x oFW Dark Dancing), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: Diane and Paige nolte; Top Five: PSLIM SHADY (Gr Psyches rey x Alesia), ex: Jennifer schmitt, o: beth and Dennis Grubba; BRIGADOONE
Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: MARCO BPA (out of Cyte x bayoaks Paprikhaj), ex: Pamela rose, o: sara Gehrig; Reserve: WTA BEY RITZ (Fs ritz x Cr beycandle), ex: Liz steffes, o: Lisa and Liz steffes; Top Five: LOLITAS JAMAAL ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Lolita V), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: miriam mcGurran; ARAGON WLF (Alerro x bey starrlett WLF), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: Dale Finnegan; AFTHEIR HOURS (mD Heir Tofame x solarra), ex: Hoyt rose, o: susan burchard murray. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 50 & Over - Champion: SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (sirius Trouble x Vs Khourtney), ex:
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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-49 - Champion: SARATOGA BF (sir Fames HbV x A Current Affair), ex: Anissa Weber, o: Anissa Weber; Reserve: MARCO BPA (out of Cyte x bayoaks Paprikhaj), ex: sara Gehrig, o: sara Gehrig; Top Five: D ZALAMAAN (oV Zalamaar x Willows missfire), ex: Carla Hingeveld, o: Carla Hingeveld; LENNEXX WLF (magnum Psyche x elexis srA), ex: Holly Connaker, o:
Arabian Sweepstakes Yearling Filly Champion WC CIAO MAGNIFFICAA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Cia Bella), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Holly Woods Dillin.
Arabian Mare Breeding AOTH Champion WGA ALWAYS A ROSE (Always A JullyenV x MFA Roseof Tralee), shown by co-owner Tracy Buglass for co-owners The Erik Johnson Family.
Arabian Gelding 3 & Over Champion PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Van Jacobsen.
Arabian Gelding Two-Year-Old Champion CERVANTES DHA (NYN Hisani x Sovannah), shown by owner Terri Gellin.
Arabian Gelding 2 & Over AAOTH and ATH Champion PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), shown by owner Van Jacobsen.
Arabian English Pleasure Champion AFIRES ROYALTY (Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Richard Pope.
Holly Connaker; OFW ENERGEE (RSD Dark Victory x Donna Gee HCF), Ex: Kim Waters, O: Kim Waters.
ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: SHA DE BASK (Don De Bask x Shada Rich), Ex: Tamsen Hutton, O: Robin and Tamsen Hutton; KRYSTAL BEY R (KC Rouge Royale x Bay El Bey), Ex: Betty Jo Buettner, O: Betty Jo Buettner.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Abigail Buschette; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori andAshley Corbin; WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 - Champion: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; Reserve: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori and Ashley Corbin; Top Five: WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes; SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Tammi Stoffel; MI VERSAILLES (Versace x Milady Ritz), Ex: Jessica Kotel, O: Steven and Jessica Kotel. Arabian Western Pleasure AOTR Champion: SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), Ex: Kim Schultz, O: Kim Schultz; Reserve: THE
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: HF MOONTSHINE (SH Pale Moon x HF Tschampagne), Ex: Nancy Seward, O: Nancy Seward; Reserve: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), Ex: Rebecca Bell, O: Rebecca Bell; Top Five: D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Carla Hingeveld; SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), Ex: Karen Day, O: Karen Day; A-PSYTE (Magnum Psyche x Azon NA), Ex: Darla Paripovich, O: Darla Paripovich.
Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR - Champion: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), Ex: Karen Day, O: Karen Day; Top Five: OFW ENERGEE (RSD Dark
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Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NOBLE BEY CRF (A Noble Cause x Olympia Bey), ridden by John Golladay for owner Toni Dolby.
Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion AMES CELEBRATION (Matoi x Ames Mirage), ridden by owner Kara Larson.
Arabian English Pleasure ATR Champion STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), ridden by owner Elizabeth Moore.
Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), ridden by Emily Moore for owners Elizabeth and Tom Moore.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion BOGOTA SCA (Afire Bey V x Brilliance V), ridden by Kevin Price for owner Kaley Smith.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Mary Jo Meier.
Victory x Donna Gee HCF), ex: Kim Waters, o: Kim Waters; PSLIM SHADY (Gr Psyches rey x Alesia), ex: Dennis Grubba, o: beth and Dennis Grubba; HF MOONTSHINE (sH Pale moon x HF Tschampagne), ex: nancy seward, o: nancy seward.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: JA SHADY LADY (magnum Psyche x oFW Dark sally), ex: Abigail buschette, o: Abigail buschette; Reserve: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x sH embraceable), ex: emelia Farago, o: Charlotte and emelia Farago; Top Five: TROUBLEMAKER PA (sirius Trouble x sealed Witha Kiss), ex: Tominee sorenson, o: Tominee and beth sorenson; SPLENDORELLA SC (bPA splendor x Paardens Classic), ex: Lexi LeFever, o: Donald LeFever.
Cynthia, steve, madison and morgan Corwin; DM PHILOMENA (Versace x echos Patina), ex: savannah Leyda, o: sheila-marie Untiedt; CA BRAVADO (CA Hermoso x broadway bey), ex: Amber Wyman, o: Carolyn, richard and Amber Wyman.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA bey starr x oFW Dark Dancing), ex: Paige nolte, o: Diane and Paige nolte; Reserve: AZIHOD (mCA magnum Gold x scarlett magnolia), ex: bailey rupnow, o: bailey rupnow; Top Five: SAS COPENHAGEN ( Just n nuff x Gi Tiffany), ex: madison Corwin, o: Cynthia, steve, madison and morgan Corwin; SSHAMENATOR (sshameless x With Love Kharben), ex: Kylie Jo muehring, o: Kylie muehring and Wade Hayes; CA BRAVADO (CA Hermoso x broadway bey), ex: Amber Wyman, o: Carolyn, richard and Amber Wyman.
Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA bey starr x oFW Dark Dancing), ex: Paige nolte, o: Diane and Paige nolte; Reserve: D ZALAMAAN (oV Zalamaar x Willows missfire), ex: Julia smith, o: Carla Hingeveld; Top Five: SAS COPENHAGEN ( Just n nuff x Gi Tiffany), ex: madison Corwin, o:
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Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x sH embraceable), ex: emelia Farago, o: Charlotte and emelia Farago; Reserve: D ZALAMAAN (oV Zalamaar x Willows missfire), ex: Julia smith, o: Carla Hingeveld; Top Five: JA SHADY LADY (magnum Psyche x oFW Dark sally), ex: Abigail buschette, o: Abigail buschette. Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider JTR - Champion: SPLENDORELLA SC (bPA splendor x Paardens Classic), ex: Lexi LeFever, o: Donald LeFever; Reserve: CA BRAVADO (CA Hermoso x broadway bey),
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), ridden by Elizabeth Moore for owners Terry and Cheryl Wright.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by owner Morgan Kelly.
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), ridden by Hillary Hoffman for owners Larry and Jody Hoffman.
Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider ATR Champion SWIX (SF Specs Shocwave x Just On Ice), ridden by Matthew Hoffman for owners Larry and Jody Hoffman.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion CW KNOXVILLE RUSH (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay), ridden by Emily Moore for owners Terry and Cheryl Wright.
Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), ridden by owner Mikayla Michels.
Ex: Amber Wyman, O: Carolyn, Richard and Amber Wyman; Top Five: AZIHOD (MCA Magnum Gold x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Bailey Rupnow, O: Bailey Rupnow; DM PHILOMENA (Versace x Echos Patina), Ex: Savannah Leyda, O: Sheila-Marie Untiedt; SSHAMENATOR (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: Kylie Jo Muehring, O: Kylie Muehring and Wade Hayes.
Valerie Sylla; ADRENALYN (Alada Baskin x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Deb McGuire, O: Mallory Arndt.
THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: CR BEY ALUZIAN (Parada El Bey x MWF Aluzja), Ex: Janice Gavin, O: Janice and Matthew Gavin; SOHLARIS (Soho Carol x Crysstell), Ex: Anne Slawik, O: Anne Slawik; MD GLENLIVET BASK (Baske Afire x Dilemme), Ex: Amy Rose Offord, O: Amy Rose Offord.
Hunter Pleasure Arabian Hunter Pleasure - Champion: RA INDIGO BEY (Alada Baskin x Mikaelaa), Ex: Madison Heichel, O: Kathryn and Madison Heichel; Reserve: THIS ONES FOR U (Bravado Bey V x BPA Whisper), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Shirley Theede; Top Five: GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), Ex: Laura Mlynarczyk, O: Deirdre Rains; PPROVIDENCE (Echo Magnifficoo x Bey Amore), Ex: Jenna Ball, O: Mark and
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magatos Way), Ex: Thomas Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: C SIR TYSON (Sir Fames HBV x C Felicity), Ex: Jennifer Schmitt, O: Barbara Ann Connolly; Top Five: LH DENALI (MPA Giovanni x R Dream Girl), Ex: Monica Mohn, O: Olivia Robinson; TYMES TO TREASURE (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Laura Mlynarczyk, O: Sandra and Brian Feuling; KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Jenna Ball, O: Jenna Ball. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: C SIR TYSON (Sir Fames HBV x C Felicity), Ex: Barbara Ann Connolly, O: Barbara Ann Connolly; Reserve:
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: GJR SHAMEFUL (Sshameless x HB Gailady), Ex: Matthew Hoffman, O: Matthew and Jody Hoffman; Reserve: OUT OF PROMISES (Out Of Cyte x Promise Me Always), Ex: Kelsey Forbes, O: Kelsey Forbes; Top Five: MIKADO J (MPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), Ex: Michael VanHandel, O: Lawrence Jerome; DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Katherine Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine and Julia Running; PR ARAGORN (Brass x Casina
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Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion AUGUST ENGINE (August Bey x SR Baskability), ridden by Zachary White for owner James Bammel.
Arabian Park Horse ATR Champion STARR LLIGHT (Reign On x Charm ETA), ridden by Emily Moore for owners Elizabeth and Tom Moore.
Arabian Informal Combination Champion A NOBLE CAUSE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Summer Fire), ridden by John Golladay and driven by Richard Ames, owner of Cedar Ridge Arabians.
Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by owner Morgan Kelly.
Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion NOBLE SUPREME CRF (A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska), driven by John Golladay for owner Cedar Ridge Arabians.
Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion WHAT A PALOOZA BWF (Apollopalooza x SF Gdara), driven by Madeleine Simms for owners Gretchen and Kevin Price.
bey srA), ex: nadine Poeschel, o: Travis, nadine and Ashley Poeschel.
Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (eternety x CP Azsahib), ex: Teresa silva, o: Teresa silva; Top Five: TYMES TO TREASURE (baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), ex: sandra Feuling, o: sandra and brian Feuling; EMI VARENSE (eminense x JJ Varicka), ex: Leesa berhow, o: Leesa berhow; SM BEYZAR BASK (noyz x Waraja Czarina), ex: Jennifer Jambor, o: Tony and Jennifer Jambor.
For Fame), ex: Katherine running, o: Lorraine, Katherine and Julia running.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion: ALL KKEYED UP (Key eternety x All sshook Up), ex: sydney Arnold, o: Catherine Arnold; Reserve: PR ARAGORN (brass x Casina bey srA), ex: nadine Poeschel, o: Travis, nadine and Ashley Poeschel; Top Five: THE ETERNEGIZER (eternety x CP Azsahib), ex: Teresa silva, o: Teresa silva; SM BEYZAR BASK (noyz x Waraja Czarina), ex: Cameron Jambor, o: Tony and Jennifer Jambor; RICOCHET SF (road Warrior x Desert Hope), ex: Hunter offord, o: Amy rose offord. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: C SIR TYSON (sir Fames HbV x C Felicity), ex: barbara Ann Connolly, o: barbara Ann Connolly;
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion: KAYNE E (enzo x madison el Jamaal), ex: Ashley reimer, o: Ashley and Dianne reimer; Reserve: PR ARAGORN (brass x Casina bey srA), ex: nadine Poeschel, o: Travis, nadine and Ashley Poeschel; Top Five: SUCCESSOR AAL (odyssey sC x TF Psyches Angel), ex: Tegan buckley, o: Tegan buckley; MIKADO J (mPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), ex: michael VanHandel, o: Lawrence Jerome; DRESSED IN CHROME (biyast x Dressed
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Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR - Champion: MIKADO J (mPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), ex: michael VanHandel, o: Lawrence Jerome; Reserve: SUCCESSOR AAL (odyssey sC x TF Psyches Angel), ex: Tegan buckley, o: Tegan buckley; Top Five: VA THOMAS CROWNE (sir Fames HbV x Champaine n roses), ex: Cassandra Litke, o: Cassandra Litke; REASON TO BE (LF Austin x Heart of Glass), ex: Lauren meyers, o: Lauren meyers; GA PAINTED SHAMROCK (Don De bask x bolsoya Kaja sH), ex: Deirdre rains, o: Deirdre rains. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: RA INDIGO BEY (Alada baskin x mikaelaa), ex: madison Heichel, o: Kathryn and madison Heichel; Reserve: MAJOR ASSET (Ds major
Arabian Western Pleasure Champion ZORALADDINN (Zortann x Exceladdence), ridden by Jenna Ball for owners Mark and Valerie Sylla.
Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MARCO BPA (Out Of Cyte x Bayoaks Paprikhaj), ridden by Pamela Rose for owner Sara Gehrig.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 50 & Over Champion SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), ridden by owner Karen Day.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-49 and Select Rider AATR Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), ridden by owner Anissa Weber.
Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 and AOTR Champion SENSATIONAL AMOUR (Sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), ridden by owner Kim Schultz.
Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion HF MOONTSHINE (SH Pale Moon x HF Tschampagne), ridden by owner Nancy Seward.
Afire x Aspena), Ex: Hannah Vaught, O: Arden Peterson; Top Five: SCHEFFLER (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller; LH DENALI (MPA Giovanni x R Dream Girl), Ex: Olivia Robinson, O: Olivia Robinson; GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Cheyenne Hodur.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: PR ARAGORN (Brass x Casina Bey SRA), Ex: Ashley Poeschel, O: Travis, Nadine and Ashley Poeschel; Reserve: RA INDIGO BEY (Alada Baskin x Mikaelaa), Ex: Madison Heichel, O: Kathryn and Madison Heichel; Top Five: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Gabriella Larson, O: Jenna Ball; GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Cheyenne Hodur; MA KINGS RANSOM (Heritage Bey King x Fire Essense), Ex: Amelia Dunlap, O: Jill Koosmann.
MMADNESS (OKW Firecracker x Hula), Ex: Julia Adams, O: Julia Adams; HURLEYBERRY BEY (Allionce x Shawna Bey EA), Ex: Sarah Bartlett, O: Sarah and Kristi Bartlett; FERLADDINNS MAGIC (Ferladdinn x Leger Ambrosia), Ex: Chloe Bermel, O: Stephanie Bermel.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: Brooke Larson, O: Brooke Larson; Reserve: MMARCH MMADNESS (OKW Firecracker x Hula), Ex: Julia Adams, O: Julia Adams; Top Five: DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Julia Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine and Julia Running; GSF BLUE CHIP (VCP Magnifire x Crimsonn Bay), Ex: Mia Gifford, O: Mia Gifford; LH GALENTINO (AN Malik x LH Tasha), Ex: Katie Treadwell, O: Debbie and Katie Treadwell.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under JTR - Champion: DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Julia Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine and Julia Running; Reserve: SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: Brooke Larson, O: Brooke Larson; Top Five: MMARCH
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider JTR - Champion: SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: Brooke Larson, O: Brooke Larson; Reserve: LH DENALI (MPA Giovanni x R Dream Girl), Ex: Olivia Robinson, O: Olivia Robinson; Top Five: HURLEYBERRY BEY (Allionce x Shawna Bey EA), Ex: Sarah Bartlett, O: Sarah and Kristi Bartlett; CP BACKDRAFT (Buckingham Bey V x MHR Mysterie), Ex: Paige MacDonald, O: Kathleen Chalmers; RELENTLYSS (First Cyte x Padrons Nike), Ex: Mikenna Laventure, O: Shuster Arabians LLC.
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Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by Katherine Carlson for owner Abigail Buschette.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by owner Paige Nolte.
Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by owner Abigail Buschette.
Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), ridden by owner Emelia Farago.
Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider JTR Champion SPLENDORELLA SC (BPA Splendor x Paardens Classic), ridden by Lexi LeFever for owner Donald LeFever.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open and JOTR 14-17 Champion RA INDIGO BEY (Alada Baskin x Mikaelaa), ridden by owner Madison Heichel.
Show Hack Arabian English Show Hack - Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x sabriina), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: Cynthia and morgan Kelly; Reserve: PLATINUM EDDITION (First Cyte x silver and sable), ex: Jessica Cole, o: sarah Uhing; Top Five: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire bey V x Just Alluring), ex: Gail simpson, o: Alexia Drigans; BRAVE AND NOBLE (iXL noble express x sweet bravada V), ex: sarah rahimi, o: Cathy rahimi.
noble express x sweet bravada V ), ex: sarah rahimi, o: Cathy rahimi; INDY PENDENCE BEY (August bey V x Her nobility), ex: Allison Johnson, o: Allison Johnson.
Five: RUNNING ON AIR (bel Aire x rebecca X), ex: robbey nash, o: Jill and robbey nash; NUBERRY D (Apaladin x nusance), ex: Jessica Hornung, o: beth and Jessica Hornung; NONSENSE (AA Apollo bey x nusance), ex: mary Grace nelson, o: William, margaret and mary Grace nelson.
Arabian English Show Hack ATR Champion: MM SABE (Desperado V x sabriina), ex: morgan Kelly, o: Cynthia and morgan Kelly; Reserve: DA TRIFFIK (Triften x bint mi Toska), ex: Kelly svoboda, o: Kelly svoboda; Top Five: AMES CAPTIVATOR (matoi x mC Jakita), ex: mikayla michels, o: Karen and mikayla michels; BRAVE AND NOBLE (iXL
Native Costume Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion: RUNNING ON AIR (bel Aire x rebecca X), ex: robbey nash, o: Jill and robbey nash; Reserve: JEMFIRE MM (safire x Juwel), ex: Ayla spry, o: Larry Zalesky and Ayla spry; Top Five: NUBERRY D (Apaladin x nusance), ex: Jessica Hornung, o: beth and Jessica Hornung. Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR - Champion: NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), ex: Liz Gammell, o: Liz Gammell; Reserve: HIGH PHILUTIN (Philander bey x Krisstina), ex: Kelly svoboda, o: Kelly svoboda; Top
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Reining Arabian Reining - Champion: OBAYID (r beyonnet x isme Amira), ex: Lance scheffel, o: Laura Hendricks; Reserve: AM MISS FIESTY STAR (Am Good oldboy x Am misty Dream), ex: Gary Ferguson, o: Linda Jacobs; Top Five: MYTEE APHRODYTEE en (HH maxemus x Love Afire), ex: Lance scheffel, o: Laura Hendricks; FIRECREEK FARWA (overlok Farwa x Firelight TF), ex: sarah macKay, o: Laurel reeves; EAF PEPPER (Hesa Zee x marianda), ex: rod matthiesen, o: Jane mcKinnon.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magntos Way), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 40 & Over Champion C SIR TYSON (Sir Fames HBV x C Felicity), ridden by owner Barbara Ann Connolly.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion GJR SHAMEFUL (Sshameless x HB Gailady), ridden by owner Matthew Hoffman.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion ALL KKEYED UP (Key Eterney x All Sshook Up), ridden by Sydney Arnold for owner Catherine Arnold.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion KAYNE E (Enzo x Madison El Jamaal), ridden by owner Ashley Reimer.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR Champion MIKADO J (MPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), ridden by Michael VanHandel for owner Lawrence Jerome.
Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion: LADY MUSCANA (Hesa Zee x RV Muscana), Ex: Gary Ferguson, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: RCC POQUITO DINERO (Cashmere MA x Zsa Zsa Jaborr), Ex: Eric Kobernusz, O: Miles and Maggie Lacey.
Arabian Reining ATR - Champion: TR REINDANCE ( Jaborrs Impack x Zee Honey), Ex: Robbey Nash, O: Jill and Robbey Nash; Reserve: FIRECREEK FARWA (Overlok Farwa x Firelight TF), Ex: Laurel Reeves, O: Laurel Reeves; Top Five: HEZA RISING STAR (Hesa Zee x Miss Eveningshade), Ex: Amanda Waldhoff, O: Stephen and Christina Waldhoff; AM TRAVIATA (AM Seagfreed x AM Gypsys Dove), Ex: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x OWE Windcharm), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk.
Arabian Reining AAOTR - Champion: OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x OWE Windcharm), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; Reserve: SHEZ THE ONE (Hesa Zee x EAF Crown Rose), Ex: Brooke Matthiesen, O: Rod Matthiesen and Cynthia Gilman; Top Five: AM CASCADING STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Raid), Ex: Linda Jacobs, O: Linda Jacobs; HEZA RISING STAR (Hesa Zee x Miss Eveningshade), Ex: Amanda Waldhoff, O: Stephen and Christina Waldhoff; LA DESERT ECHO (Second Echo x Ovaations Miss LA), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Carla Hingeveld.
Arabian Reining Select Rider ATR Champion: UPTOWN FIRE (Le Fire x Uptown Gal), Ex: Sarah Gonzales, O: Sarah Gonzales.
Mares HA/AA Mares 2 & Over - Champion: GIANNA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), Ex: Andrew Sellman, O: Barb Sink Krusenstjerna; Reserve: DV MISS INDEPENDENT (DS Major Afire x Safires Spice Girl), Ex: Randy Shaw, O: Danielle and Randy Shaw; Top Five: HJ PRETTY FAMOUS (DS Major Afire x Make Me Famous), Ex: David Bilgrien, O: Rebecca Kalsow; FANCEE ME (Magnum Psyche x Queen Of The Ring), Ex: Tony Haven, O: Tony Haven; HOOP DANCE ( JDM Raindance x Karma Ridge Hoop Dreams), Ex: Jessica Cole, O: David, Bevra and Jessica Cole. HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Fillies Champion: ANGELINA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), Ex: Michael Carpio, O: Barb Sink Krusenstjerna.
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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under and Select Rider JTR Champion SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), ridden by owner Brooke Larson.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion PR ARAGORN (Brass x Casina Bey SRA), ridden by owner Ashley Poeschel.
Arabian Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under JTR Champion DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), ridden by owner Julia Running.
Arabian English Show Hack Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owners Cynthia and Morgan Kelly.
Arabian English Show Hack ATR Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by owner Morgan Kelly.
Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion RUNNING ON AIR (Bel Aire x Rebecca X), ridden by owner Robbey Nash.
HA/AA Mares AOTH - Champion: DV MISS INDEPENDENT (Ds major Afire x safires spice Girl), ex: Ashlee shaw, o: Danielle and randy shaw; Reserve: HJ PRETTY FAMOUS (Ds major Afire x make me Famous), ex: rebecca Kalsow, o: rebecca Kalsow; Top Five: GIANNA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila rose mTC), ex: Jay Krusenstjerna, o: barb sink Krusenstjerna; NTC SUCH A FLIRT (mr Cognac bey x monacos miracle mHs), ex: shelly Lehman, o: shelly Lehman; MESMERIZE CRF (mamage x Glamorize), ex: meghan mcGinnis, o: Kaitlyn mcGinnis.
Diedrich, o: Tonya Grefe; Top Five: HJ KEY TO FAME (HJ Famoso x make me Famous), ex: David bilgrien, o: rebecca Kalsow; ITS A DUN DEAL (bucks bueno Duo x rVs Freedomschild), ex: Jessica Cole, o: Gail Hayek.
x PKH Touch of Desire), ex: Anissa Weber, o: Anissa Weber; Reserve: ALMOST A FIRECRACKER (ss Painted intimidator x ritz romance sF), ex: Tonya Grefe, o: Tonya Grefe; Top Five: CAS CODYS SONG (bJs Playboy x Warriors Windsong), ex: Jeanne nutter, o: Forrest and Jeanne nutter; JAMAICAN ME CRAZY (Vanilla Hot shot x LA Karuba), ex: Daniel buol, o: Dan & Lisa buol and Cathy maurer; TR BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), ex: molly schwister, o: robert and marilyn schwister.
Geldings HA/AA Geldings 2 & Over - Champion: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color of Fame x PKH Touch of Desire), ex: Jerry schall, o: Anissa Weber; Reserve: ALMOST A FIRECRACKER (ss Painted intimidator x ritz romance sF), ex: John
HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Colts/ Geldings - Champion: WC DREAM ON (WC Ali Gazal x WC enya Dreams), ex: Austin miller, o: Holly Woods Dillin; Reserve: ALEXANDER ALEJANDRO (A Jakarta x The Color of brass), ex: mark Fischer, o: mark Fischer; Top Five: RH MAJESTIC PRINCE (KF mark’s majesty x rH Preshussuzette), ex: Jessica Cole, o: rHs Horses LLC; NTC STATIC FLASH (A bit of Flash x Color me splendid), ex: roger odegard, o: roger odegard. HA/AA Geldings AOTH - Champion: PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color of Fame
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Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure HA/AA English Pleasure - Champion: TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF (matoi x Fantasy Watch), ex: John Golladay, o:
Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion NYTE OF TEMPTATION (A Temptation x Toi Jabaska), ridden by owner Liz Gammell.
Arabian Reining Champion OBAYID (R Beyonnet x Isme Amira), ridden by Lance Scheffel for owner Laura Hendricks.
Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion LADY MUSCANA (Hesa Zee x RV Muscana), ridden by Gary Ferguson for owner Eleanor Hamilton.
Arabian Reining AAOTR Champion OWE ECHOWIND (Second Echo x Owe Windcharm), ridden by owner Melissa Pasicznyk.
Arabian Reining ATR Champion TR REINDANCE ( Jaborrs Impack x Zee Honey), ridden by owner Robbey Nash.
Arabian Reining Select Rider ATR Champion UPTOWN FIRE (Le Fire x Uptown Gal), ridden by owner Sarah Gonzales.
Janice and Laura Morton; Reserve: NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), Ex: Kris Apitz, O: Shelly Lehman and Kris Apitz; Top Five: GHAZPACHO (El Ghazi x Dance Til Dawn JD), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Liane Niedernhoefer; BSA WINGS OF ANGELS (BSA Natazi x Paulien), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Jaleen Hacklander.
HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion: NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), Ex: Kris Apitz, O: Shelly Lehman and Kris Apitz; Reserve: GHAZPACHO (El Ghazi x Dance Til Dawn JD), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; Top Five: CAT PROWLER GM (GTF Aristocat x Crisara Chloe), Ex: Jennifer Jegers Glomski, O: Jennifer Jegers Glomski; PREMONITION GA (Pension x Treemonisha), Ex: Stephanie Reitter, O: Stephanie Reitter; VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), Ex: Liane Niedernhoefer, O: Liane Niedernhoefer.
Aristocat x Crisara Chloe), Ex: Jennifer Jegers Glomski, O: Jennifer Jegers Glomski; THE GREAT GAZOO (Celebration CA x Cats Alectra Heir GM), Ex: Carleen Sutheimer, O: Carleen and Susan Sutheimer; VIN D OR (Supremacys High Time x EA Venus), Ex: Liane Niedernhoefer, O: Liane Niedernhoefer.
HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: HS BIG TIME RUSH (Nico x Glorie Hallelujah), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Shirley Theede; Reserve: TOI SENSATION CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), Ex: John Golladay, O: Julio & Genevieve Cavillo and Sierra Crooks; Top Five: OUTLAWS EXPRESS (Afire Bey V x Express Yourself ), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Tangle Ridge Farm.
HA/AA English Pleasure ATR - Champion: NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (MR Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), Ex: Kris Apitz, O: Shelly Lehman and Kris Apitz; Reserve: GHAZPACHO (El Ghazi x Dance Til Dawn JD), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson; Top Five: CAT PROWLER GM (GTF
HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under - Champion: CRF HOTT PANTS (Matoi x Saucy Camille), Ex: Emily Pate, O: Jane and Simon Pate; Reserve: LBF CHARLIE BROWN (Afire Bey V x CH Frosty Naranda), Ex: Paige Ross, O: Saqqara Arabians; Top Five: TRES KOOL (Phi Slama Jama x Nol Anjelica), Ex: Caelen Caspers, O: McKenna, Christine and Caelen Caspers. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion: WINSOME MOBILITY (MHR Nobility x Miretta M), Ex: Kevin Price, O: Joseph Burich; Reserve: HOT-
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HA/AA Mare 2 & Over Champion GIANNA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Barb Sink Krusenstjerna.
HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Filly Champion ANGELINA ROSE (DA Valentino x Tequila Rose MTC), shown by Michael Carpio for owner Barb Sink Krusenstjerna.
HA/AA Mare AOTH Champion DV MISS INDEPENDENT (DS Major Afire x Safires Spice Girl), shown by Ashlee Shaw for owners Danielle and Randy Shaw.
HA/AA Gelding 2 & Over Champion PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch Of Desire), shown by Jerry Schall for owner Anissa Weber.
HA/AA Sweepstakes Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion WC DREAM ON (WC Ali Gazal x WC Enya Dreams), shown by Austin Miller for owner Holly Woods Dillin.
HA/AA Gelding AOTH Champion PKH TOUCH OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x PKH Touch Of Desire), shown by owner Anissa Weber.
TO-TROT VSH (majesteit x o Katie), ex: bob Gordon, o: Kimberly and Alison Crumley; Top Five: CRF INTOXICATING (matoi x Glamorize), ex: John Golladay, o: Janice and Laura morton; BELAFIRE (baske Afire x Highpoint’s Lap Dancer), ex: Thomas Theisen, o: Jason William Tenjum; KID ROCK BFV (brush Fire V x my Proud mary), ex: Kenneth Price, o: Jacqueline and Taylor meyer. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: TOI SHOWGIRL (matoi x Fames Diamond Chip), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: Cathy Johnson; Reserve: AFIRE RUHLES ORA (Afires Heir x ruhla), ex: Kevin Price, o: Gretchen and Kevin Price; Top Five: RHYTHMM NATION (Chaparral DGL x Great Glory Days), ex: Lisa Jo White, o: marty Liebert; IM THE MAN CRF (matoi x Glamorize), ex: John Golladay, o: Cedar ridge Farm.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: TOI SUPREME CRF (matoi x Alpha Phi), ex: Lara Ames, o: Cedar ridge Farm; Reserve: JUKE BOX HERO (Take Heart x mi Kaborina), ex: Toni Dolby, o: michael and Toni Dolby; Top Five: WILD RIDE (Allience x Key of Hope), ex: Lesa Dahl Leland, o: Lesa Dahl Leland; TOI SHOWGIRL (matoi x Fames Diamond Chip), ex: Cathy Johnson, o: Cathy Johnson; VSH LEGALLY BLONDE (majesteit x DW emirs Deelite), ex: Heidi ness, o: scott and Heidi ness. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 - Champion: GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x savirene b), ex: Anna Conway-Zaffke, o: Conway Arabians, inc.; Reserve: MESMERIZE CRF (mamage x Glamorize), ex: Kaitlyn mcGinnis, o: Kaitlyn mcGinnis; Top Five: SG ALL JACKED UP
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(makash x sand star Like A Fox), ex: Vanessa Golladay, o: Vanessa Golladay; KHRAAVE (Khaffire x Picadilly square), ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: Hillary Hoffman. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR - Champion: KHRAAVE (Khaffire x Picadilly square), ex: Hillary Hoffman, o: Hillary Hoffman; Reserve: MESMERIZE CRF (mamage x Glamorize), ex: Kaitlyn mcGinnis, o: Kaitlyn mcGinnis; Top Five: TOI SHOWGIRL (matoi x Fames Diamond Chip), ex: Cathy Johnson, o: Cathy Johnson; BA GLORY DAYS (sultans Great Day x Wartasha), ex: Cindy backlund, o: Cindy backlund; WINSOME MOBILITY (mHr nobility x miretta m), ex: Joseph burich, o: Joseph burich. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider ATR - Champion: MESMERIZE CRF (mamage x Glamorize), ex: meghan
HA/AA English Pleasure Champion TOI SLAMTASTIC CRF (Matoi x Fantasy Watch), ridden by John Golladay for owners Janice and Laura Morton.
HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HS BIG TIME RUSH (Nico x Glorie Hallelujah), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Shirley Theede.
HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR and ATR Champion NTC BLESSINGS BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Miracle MHS), ridden by co-owner Kris Apitz for co-owner Shelly Lehman.
HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion CRF HOTT PANTS (Matoi x Saucy Camille), ridden by Emily Pate for owners Jane and Simon Pate.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion WINSOME MOBILITY (MHR Nobility x Miretta M), ridden by Kevin Price for owner Joseph Burich.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion TOI SHOWGIRL (Matoi x Fames Diamond Chip), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Cathy Johnson.
McGinnis, O: Kaitlyn McGinnis; Reserve: RAVEN ABOUT PALOOZA Z (Apollopalooza x Ocean View), Ex: Khristina Cates Wilson, O: Helen Slater; Top Five: LA CLAIR DIAMONT (Spotacular Fame x Brite Eyes), Ex: Sofie Carlson, O: Susan Carlson; BBEAM ME UP (Balajkar Bey V x Starwars Debutante), Ex: Riley Bowman, O: William and Mary Bowman; VSH LEGALLY BLONDE (Majesteit x DW Emirs Deelite), Ex: Heidi Ness, O: Scott and Heidi Ness.
(Majesteit x French Fancy), Ex: Lauren Sheenan, O: Lauren Sheehan and Dana Padgett; LA CLAIR DIAMONT (Spotacular Fame x Brite Eyes), Ex: Sofie Carlson, O: Susan Carlson.
Groover, O: Isabella Groover; Reserve: KID ROCK BFV (Brush Fire V x My Proud Mary), Ex: Taylor Meyer, O: Jacqueline and Taylor Meyer; Top Five: GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), Ex: Sierra Crooks, O: Genevieve and Julio Calvillo; UNMISTAKABLY FRENCH (Majesteit x French Fancy), Ex: Lauren Sheenan, O: Lauren Sheehan and Dana Padgett; HALSTEADS THORN (Ariberry Bey V x Mats Honey), Ex: Morgan Dezenski, O: Morgan Dezenski.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-17 - Champion: KF VAN HALEN (VF Vanguard x Sultans Casindra), Ex: Isabella Groover, O: Isabella Groover; Reserve: GOOD VIBRATIONSS (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), Ex: Sierra Crooks, O: Genevieve and Julio Calvillo; Top Five: KID ROCK BFV (Brush Fire V x My Proud Mary), Ex: Taylor Meyer, O: Jacqueline and Taylor Meyer; UNMISTAKABLY FRENCH
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: HOUSE OF BLUES (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Laura and Nora Shaffer; Reserve: HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: Maggie Lacey, O: Miles and Maggie Lacey; Top Five: SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA (Meistermind x Kelly Le Brock), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Jenna Tekolste; BBEAM ME UP (Balajkar Bey V x Starwars Debutante), Ex: Riley Bowman, O: William and Mary Bowman. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-17 - Champion: KF VAN HALEN (VF Vanguard x Sultans Casindra), Ex: Isabella
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: HOUSE OF BLUES (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Laura and Nora Shaffer; Reserve: HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: Maggie Lacey, O: Miles and Maggie Lacey; Top Five: BBEAM ME UP (Balajkar Bey V x Starwars Debutante), Ex: Riley Bowman, O:
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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion TOI SUPREME CRF (Matoi x Alpha Phi), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Arabians.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), ridden by Anna Conway-Zaffke for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Champion KHRAAVE (Khaffire x Picadilly Square), ridden by owner Hillary Hoffman.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select Rider ATR Champion MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), ridden by Meghan McGinnis for owner Kaitlyn McGinnis.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion KF VAN HALEN (VF Vanguard x Sultans Casindra), ridden by owner Isabella Groover.
HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion HOUSE OF BLUES (Baske Afire x The Small Town Blues), ridden by owner Nora Shaffer.
William and mary bowman; SHEEZ ALL MEIN LOA (meistermind x Kelly Le brock), ex: Jenna Tekolste, o: Jenna Tekolste.
STAR LEGACY (bD sharabas x LA starla), ex: Liz steffes, o: Lisa and Liz steffes; Top Five: EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), ex: nora shaffer, o: Laura shaffer; ITS A DUN DEAL (bucks bueno Duo x rVs Freedomschild), ex: Jessica Cole, o: Gail Hayek; WILD RIDE (Allience x Key of Hope), ex: Lesa Dahl Leland, o: Lesa Dahl Leland.
Western Pleasure HA/AA Western Pleasure - Champion: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color of Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: Daria stransky; Reserve: JACKEE O (odyssey sC x Fames Lady Jane), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: Anique Weber; Top Five: SHEZA BUCKIN STARR (TA rising starr x Doc Lees investor), ex: Arla Kafka, o: Arla Kafka; SF KORBEL (shampaine x Tackitts Taffeta), ex: Jenna ball, o: Christi Cardenas; PABLO CRUISER G (ima Fancy scotch bar x Fa-stara), ex: Kelly Teigen, o: beverly and Kelly Teigen.
Park HA/AA Park Horse - Champion: BSA WINGS OF ANGELS (bsA natazi x Paulien), ex: Kevin Price, o: Jaleen Hacklander. HA/AA Park Horse ATR - Champion: BSA WINGS OF ANGELS (bsA natazi x Paulien), ex: Jaleen Hacklander, o: Jaleen Hacklander; Reserve: GH BIANCA BEY (Finallys mr Andy Frack x brittney bey Fm), ex: Vikki Dalton, o: Vikki Dalton. Side Saddle HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle - Champion: PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure elegance), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: Alexa and mcKella Tiziani; Reserve: BD
Driving HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion: KHRAAVE (Khaffire x Picadilly square), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: Hillary Hoffman; Reserve: KID ROCK BFV (brush Fire V x my Proud mary), ex: Kevin Price, o: Jacqueline and Taylor meyer; Top Five: BA GLORY DAYS (sultans Great Day x Wartasha), ex: Cindy backlund, o: Cindy backlund; WINSOME MOBILITY (mHr nobility x miretta m), ex: Joseph burich, o: Joseph burich.
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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion: NAPOLEON DYNAMITE SP (LbA Lode star x Helen), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: sarah Paripovich; Reserve: ZEES A DALLAS COWBOY (Zefyr x Kings Poco blackburn), ex: Jody strand, o: michael and Leslie Kvistad; Top Five: LUCKY LIL CA
HA/AA Park Horse Champion BSA WINGS OF ANGELS (BSA Natazi x Paulien), ridden by Kevin Price for owner Jaleen Hacklander.
HA/AA Park Horse ATR Champion BSA WINGS OF ANGELS (BSA Natazi x Paulien), ridden by owner Jaleen Hacklander.
HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Champion PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), ridden by Sarah Paripovich for owners Alexa and McKella Tiziani.
HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion KHRAAVE (Khaffire x Picadilly Square), driven by Larry Hoffman for owner Hillary Hoffman.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Aldebaran Scarlet), ridden by Larry Hoffman for owner Daria Stransky.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion NAPOLEON DYNAMITE SP (LBA Lode Star x Helen), ridden by owner Sarah Paripovich.
(Sundance Kid V x LNB Zans Crystal), Ex: Thomas Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; LOLITAS MARK (Marked Another Spot x Lolita V), Ex: Larry Hoffman, O: Boni Lavelle; REMEMBHEIR ME (MD Heir Tofame x Unique Reflection), Ex: Hoyt Rose, O: Susan Burchard Murray.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique Weber; Reserve: TAYLHEIR MADE (MD Heir Tofame x Secret Connection), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Marla Koob and Marni Britton; Top Five: REMEMBHEIR ME (MD Heir Tofame x Unique Reflection), Ex: Jennifer Pavlick, O: Susan Burchard Murray; BD STAR LEGACY (BD Sharabas x LA Starla), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes; RL SANTIONIO GOLD (Alada Valtone x Miss Santo Bars), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk.
ROYALE (Sir Raf Royale x Kasaleah EA), Ex: Lauren Speer, O: Lauren Speer.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), Ex: Kressi Tiziani, O: Alexa and McKella Tiziani; Reserve: ERA HARVEST MOON (Lucky Sol Moon x Cameo Basktez), Ex: Peggy Sheldon, O: Peggy Sheldon; Top Five: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame x Aldebaran Scarlet), Ex: Daria Stransky, O: Daria Stransky; PABLO CRUISER G (Ima Fancy Scotch Bar x Fa-Stara), Ex: Beverly Teigen, O: Beverly and Kelly Teigen; KADENCE CREAM (Mr Creme Genes x Apika), Ex: Megan Vincent, O: Terry Nash Vincent.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AOTR Champion: RL SANTIONIO GOLD (Alada Valtone x Miss Santo Bars), Ex: Melissa Pasicznyk, O: Melissa Pasicznyk; Reserve: SPOTTED KNICKERS (Spotacular Fame x Ladie Be Good), Ex: Hayley Nelson, O: Roberta and Hayley Nelson; Top Five: IM
HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Champion: JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anique Weber; Reserve: TAYLHEIR MADE (MD Heir Tofame x Secret Connection), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Marla Koob and Marni Britton; Top Five: REMEMBHEIR ME (MD Heir Tofame x Unique Reflection), Ex: Jennifer Pavlick, O: Susan Burchard Murray; SPOTTED KNICKERS (Spotacular Fame x Ladie Be Good), Ex: Hayley Nelson, O: Roberta and Hayley Nelson; BD STAR LEGACY (BD Sharabas x LA Starla), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes. HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider ATR - Champion: RV SHES ALL THAT (QB Leo Twice x RV Foxy Lady), Ex: Stephanie Douglas, O: Mark and Dhea Lamb; Reserve:
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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), ridden by Kressi Tiziani for owners Alexa and McKella Tiziani.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and AATR Champion JACKEE O (Odyssey SC x Fames Lady Jane), ridden by owner Anique Weber.
HA/AA Western Pleasure AOTR Champion RL SANTIONIO GOLD (Alada Valtone x Miss Santo Bars), ridden by owner Melissa Pasicznyk.
HA/AA Western Pleasure Select Rider ATR Champion RV SHES ALL THAT (QB Leo Twice x RV Foxy Lady), ridden by Stephanie Douglas for owners Mark and Dhea Lamb.
HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion TR BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (Legacy Of Gold x Touchdown Lady), ridden by Molly Schwister for owners Robert and Marilyn Schwister.
HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion FLASHY MANS SUNNY MYSTIQUE (Otoes Flsashy Man x Rolllintha), ridden by owner Riley Hammer.
PABLO CRUISER G (ima Fancy scotch bar x Fa-stara), ex: beverly Teigen, o: beverly and Kelly Teigen; Top Five: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color of Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: Daria stransky, o: Daria stransky; KADENCE CREAM (mr Creme Genes x Apika), ex: Terry nash Vincent, o: Terry nash Vincent. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: TR BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), ex: molly schwister, o: robert and marilyn schwister; Reserve: DESPERATE COWGIRL (Lucky sol moon x bey belle starr), ex: madison Corwin, o: Cynthia, steve, madison and morgan Corwin; Top Five: SF KORBEL (shampaine x Tackitts Taffeta), ex: sam roen, o: Christi Cardenas. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: FLASHY MANS
SUNNY MYSTIQUE (otoes Flsashy man x rolllintha), ex: riley Hammer, o: riley Hammer; Reserve: PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color of Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: Joseph stransky, o: Daria stransky. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under - Champion: SF KORBEL (shampaine x Tackitts Taffeta), ex: sam roen, o: Christi Cardenas; Reserve: FLASHY MANS SUNNY MYSTIQUE (otoes Flsashy man x rolllintha), ex: riley Hammer, o: riley Hammer; Top Five: TR BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (Legacy of Gold x Touchdown Lady), ex: molly schwister, o: robert and marilyn schwister; SW CALYPSOS SUNDANCE (QH Calypso bay x AF Kandi), ex: madison Corwin, o: Gail brown; PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color of Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: Joseph stransky, o: Daria stransky.
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Hunter Pleasure HA/AA Hunter Pleasure - Champion: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), ex: Thomas Theisen, o: rachel, Laurie and Dale enns; Reserve: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (ss Painted intimidator x scarlett magnolia), ex: Larry Hoffman, o: rebecca and margaret Kalsow; Top Five: VENETO RA (Versace x VF Campus Queen), ex: Daniel mcConaughey, o: Linda Lane; MILLION DOLLAR BABY (The Tsultans echo x oh blue Girl), ex: sarah Paripovich, o: Lowell and Jenny Johnson; EMELE RTA (majesteit x oFW elyzabeth), ex: Jennifer schmitt, o: Annette Hoefer. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse - Champion: MY CHINNA DOLL (ss Painted intimidator x GL Hawkeye baybey), ex: Jennifer schmitt, o: bonnie matthias; Reserve: BLAAZE OF GLORY LL (baske
HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion SF KORBEL (Shampaine x Tackitts Taffeta), ridden by Sam Roen for owner Christi Cardenas.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owners Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MY CHINNA DOLL (SS Painted Intimidator x GL Hawkeye Baybey), ridden by Jennifer Schmitt for owner Bonnie Matthias.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion FOUR OF A KIND (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), ridden by owner Marie Perry.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR and AATR 18-39 Champion WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), ridden by owner Rebecca Kalsow.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion FAMES HARLEY GIRL (The Color of Fame x College Tuition), ridden by owner Kelly Teigen.
Afire x Koriene), Ex: Laura Mlynarczyk, O: Chelsea Reiter; Top Five: ALLEGRO AF (The Color of Fame x WF Al Malika), Ex: Jenna Ball, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla; BUCKSHOTS MAGGIE MAE (HS Justatemptation x Soul Kiss), Ex: Dianne Margerum, O: Shelby Handberg; FAMES HARLEY GIRL (The Color of Fame x College Tuition), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly Teigen.
BLONDE (Goldmount Royal Design x Alada Lace), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi.
Teigen; Reserve: ARISE TO FAME (Color Of Fame x Tsymphonette), Ex: Julie Vasatka, O: Julie Vasatka and Betty Jo Buettner; Top Five: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; BURNIN BRIDGES (Makash x Reedans Spring Frost), Ex: Forrest Nutter, O: Forrest and Jeanne Nutter.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over - Champion: FOUR OF A KIND (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: Marie Perry, O: Jim, Marie and Amalia Perry; Reserve: EMELE RTA (Majesteit x OFW Elyzabeth), Ex: Annette Hoefer, O: Annette Hoefer; Top Five: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Bambimhs), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary and Susan Holliday; STRAWBERRY
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (SS Painted Intimidator x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Rebecca Kalsow, O: Rebecca and Margaret Kalsow; Reserve: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), Ex: Rachel Enns, O: Rachel, Laurie and Dale Enns; Top Five: CA TIME MACHINE (DA Napitov x Time To Zip), Ex: Kristine Froehlich, O: Kristine Froehlich; MILLION DOLLAR BABY (The Tsultans Echo x Oh Blue Girl), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Lowell and Jenny Johnson; COYOTE COOL BFA (The Color of Fame x Psyche Pstarlye), Ex: Melissa Aebly, O: Melissa Aebly. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AOTR - Champion: FAMES HARLEY GIRL (The Color of Fame x College Tuition), Ex: Kelly Teigen, O: Kelly
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over - Champion: EMELE RTA (Majesteit x OFW Elyzabeth), Ex: Annette Hoefer, O: Annette Hoefer; Reserve: FOUR OF A KIND (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: Marie Perry, O: Jim, Marie and Amalia Perry; Top Five: IMMAGERY (Spotacular Fame x Tsalenna), Ex: Janelle Then, O: Janelle Then; STRAWBERRY BLONDE (Goldmount Royal Design x Alada Lace), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monacos Bambimhs), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Gary and Susan Holliday.
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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Champion EMELE RTA (Majesteit x OFW Elyzabeth), ridden by owner Annette Hoefer.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider ATR Champion BUCKSHOTS MAGGIE MAE (HS Justatemptation x Soul Kiss), ridden by Rachel Goldberg for owner Shelby Handberg.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-17 Champion COMRADARIE (Majesteit x Comrada), ridden by co-owner Katherine Bartlett for co-owner Tangle Ridge Farm.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion HIGH SEA (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea), ridden by owner Mallory Arndt.
HA/AA English Show Hack Champion GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.
HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), ridden by Anna Conway-Zaffke for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR 18-39 Champion: WTA FREEDOMS SPIRIT (ss Painted intimidator x scarlett magnolia), ex: rebecca Kalsow, o: rebecca and margaret Kalsow; Reserve: BLAAZE OF GLORY LL (baske Afire x Koriene), ex: Chelsea reiter, o: Chelsea reiter; Top Five: GLORY STEALER (Heir To Glory x Callaways Anythings Possible), ex: rachel enns, o: rachel, Laurie and Dale enns; MILLION DOLLAR BABY (The Tsultans echo x oh blue Girl), ex: Holly Connaker, o: Lowell and Jenny Johnson; COYOTE COOL BFA (The Color of Fame x Psyche Pstarlye), ex: melissa Aebly, o: melissa Aebly.
Perry, o: Jim, marie and Amalia Perry; Top Five: OH MY GHAZ (el Ghazi x Golightly’s bird), ex: Jean Hilgeman, o: Jean Hilgeman; CHROMER (regal basque x Papaver), ex: Kathryn Cook, o: Kathryn Cook; MR HIP HOP (scottsdale on Fire x shmchacha), ex: maddy strelow, o: Laura Czerwonka.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under - Champion: HIGH SEA (High Jump x stonewalls Whirly sea), ex: mallory Arndt, o: mallory Arndt; Reserve: FOR GLORYS SAKE (Heir To Glory x sultans sake), ex: Abigail rhode, o: Jennifer and Abigail rhode; Top Five: HOPE ON THE WAY (majesteit x Hope Floats), ex: Kaitlin shawback, o: Kaitlin shawback.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select Rider ATR - Champion: BUCKSHOTS MAGGIE MAE (Hs Justatemptation x soul Kiss), ex: rachel Goldberg, o: shelby Handberg; Reserve: FOUR OF A KIND (stonewall’s Hy-inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), ex: marie
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Champion: COMRADARIE (majesteit x Comrada), ex: Katherine bartlett, o: Tangle ridge Farm and Katherine bartlett; Reserve: CHF CAPTAFIRE (Afire bey V x bF Captive melody), ex: bria Flanagan, o: Laura Flanagan; Top Five: SMARTY AMES (millennium LoA x Alpha Phi), ex: madeleine simms, o: Chaos Arabians; STRAWBERRY BLONDE (Goldmount royal Design x Alada Lace), ex: sarah rahimi, o: Cathy rahimi; SUPREME GLORY (Heir To Glory x sultans spitfire), ex: Hayley sowards, o: John, Theresa and Haley sowards.
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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17 Champion: COMRADARIE (majesteit x Comrada), ex: Katherine bartlett, o: Tangle ridge Farm and Katherine bartlett; Reserve: VENETO RA (Versace x VF Campus Queen), ex: Allison Johnson, o: Linda Lane; Top Five: CALL MEE AMAZING (Amazing Fame V x Fames serenade), ex: betsy Carlson, o: Hal and margot Weber; CHF CAPTAFIRE (Afire bey V x bF Captive melody), ex: bria Flanagan, o: Laura Flanagan; SMARTY AMES (millennium
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), ridden by owner Kaitlyn McGinnis.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), ridden by Cassandra Litke for owners Roland and Aislinn Pomfret.
HA/AA Reining Open and ATR Champion XA MESTIZO (Magic Dream x Yeagers Daredevil), ridden by owner Christina Smith.
HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Champion SPECIALLY PRECIOUS (CG Colonel Jac x Zee Precious Gem), ridden by Rod Matthiesen for owner Jennifer Lauermann.
HA/AA Reining AAOTR Champion CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown Musc x Smart Little Sierra), ridden by owner Eleanor Hamilton.
HA/AA Reining Select Rider ATR Champion SHEZA DIXIE CHICK (Hesa Zee x Miss KA Cee Bar), ridden by owner Jennifer Lauermann.
LOA x Alpha Phi), Ex: Madeleine Simms, O: Chaos Arabians.
Top Five: JUST A TALKIN AFK (The Talk Of The Town x Jur-Just Adorable), Ex: Kaley Smith, O: Donna Wold; EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Laura Shaffer; WSW IRON WILL (Premis x Sultan’s Summer Breeze), Ex: Kara Larson, O: Kara Larson.
Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion: MESMERIZE CRF (Mamage x Glamorize), Ex: Kaitlyn McGinnis, O: Kaitlyn McGinnis; Reserve: WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl Leland, O: Lesa Dahl Leland; Top Five: GH BIANCA BEY (Finallys Mr Andy Frack x Brittney Bey FM), Ex: Vikki Dalton, O: Vikki Dalton.
HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under - Champion: HIGH SEA (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea), Ex: Mallory Arndt, O: Mallory Arndt; Reserve: FOR GLORYS SAKE (Heir To Glory x Sultans Sake), Ex: Abigail Rhode, O: Jennifer and Abigail Rhode; Top Five: HOPE ON THE WAY (Majesteit x Hope Floats), Ex: Kaitlin Shawback, O: Kaitlin Shawback; CHROMER (Regal Basque x Papaver), Ex: Claire Coulter, O: Kathryn Cook. Show Hack HA/AA English Show Hack - Champion: GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), Ex: Thomas Theisen, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: HALSTEADS THORN (Ariberry Bey V x Mats Honey), Ex: Daniel McConaughey, O: Morgan Dezenski;
HA/AA English Show Hack ATR Champion: GLORY GOT GAME (Heir To Glory x Savirene B), Ex: Anna ConwayZaffke, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: EQL ANNIE HALL (GTF Hallmark x G Calumbine), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Laura Shaffer; Top Five: WILD RIDE (Allience x Key Of Hope), Ex: Lesa Dahl Leland, O: Lesa Dahl Leland; JUST A TALKIN AFK (The Talk Of The Town x Jur-Just Adorable), Ex: Kaley Smith, O: Donna Wold; NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Roland and Aislinn Pomfret.
HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR - Champion: NTC MR WIZARD (Mr Cognac Bey x Color Me Splendid), Ex: Cassandra Litke, O: Roland and Aislinn Pomfret; Reserve: HALSTEADS PRETTY ONE (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), Ex: Maggie Lacey, O: Miles and Maggie Lacey; Top Five: PREMONITION GA (Pension x Treemonisha), Ex: Stephanie Reitter, O: Stephanie Reitter; JUSTA STAR JA (Alimah Justice x Madam Mariposa), Ex: Sunde Nelson, O: Sunde Nelson; BA GLORY Volume 43, No. 2 | Region 10 • 39
Showmanship At Halter JTH 14-17 Champion TORI KIELER with Eternal Memento (AC Eternaly Yours x Papillons Kamil), for owner Maddy Strelow.
Showmanship At Halter JTH 11-13 Champion BROOKE LARSON, owner of (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina).
Showmanship At Halter JTH 10 & Under Champion JULIA WIRTH, co-owner of Barachs Bayyina (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), for co-owner Lawrence Jerome.
Western Horsemanship JTR 17 & Under Champion OLIVIA BOGGS with Shariah Star (Cody x Promise Shariah), for owners Robert and Janene Boggs.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion KHRISTINA CATES WILSON with Raven About Palooza Z (Apollopalooza x Ocean View), for owner Helen Slater.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion JENNA TEKOLSTE with WSW Iron Will (Premis x Sultan’s Summer Breeze), for owner Kara Larson.
DAYS (sultans Great Day x Wartasha), ex: Cindy backlund, o: Cindy backlund.
Ferguson, o: eleanor Hamilton; DUN ITS LUCKY ZEE (Dun it x Zee Patsy Cline), ex: Lance scheffel, o: Laura Hendricks; CMS BROWNIE (Crown musc x Chex Tar san), ex: Hoyt rose, o: Harold & nancy bramstedt and brenda bruggeman.
Daredevil), ex: Christina smith, o: Christina smith; Reserve: CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown musc x smart Little sierra), ex: eleanor Hamilton, o: eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: FLO JO LENA (black Jack olena x sage Hill Karla), ex: Julia smith, o: Christina smith; DR IMA CHERISHED WON (ima Dun Kid x Dr Cherish me), ex: Thomas Kafka, o: Thomas Kafka; SIR BUSTER BROWN (Triple-A Lubpes x Tiger Lilly), ex: Penny Lindblom, o: Penny Lindblom.
Reining HA/AA Reining - Champion: XA MESTIZO (magic Dream x Yeagers Daredevil), ex: Christina smith, o: Christina smith; Reserve: GONE N DUNIT RA (brennas Golden Dunit x marliera), ex: brian Welman, o: richard Ames; Top Five: HEY HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood White x Cassels myczestua), ex: Gary Ferguson, o: sam Collins. HA/AA Reining Junior Horse - Champion: SPECIALLY PRECIOUS (CG Colonel Jac x Zee Precious Gem), ex: rod matthiesen, o: Jennifer Lauermann; Reserve: LIL HOTSHOT HOPE (shining resurrection x Highly Anjelik), ex: Kim Diercks, o: brooke nelson; Top Five: COME SPIN WITH ME (Hesa Zee x miss Colonel Freckle), ex: Gary
HA/AA Reining AAOTR - Champion: CMS LITTLE SIERRA (Crown musc x smart Little sierra), ex: eleanor Hamilton, o: eleanor Hamilton; Reserve: CMS BROWNIE (Crown musc x Chex Tar san), ex: brenda bruggeman, o: Harold & nancy bramstedt and brenda bruggeman; Top Five: ZEE MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x surprisn miss melody), ex: Julie monson, o: Julie monson; SHEZA MELODY JAC (Hesa Zee x surprisn miss melody), ex: eleanor Hamilton, o: eleanor Hamilton. HA/AA Reining ATR - Champion: XA MESTIZO (magic Dream x Yeagers
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HA/AA Reining Select Rider ATR Champion: SHEZA DIXIE CHICK (Hesa Zee x miss KA Cee bar), ex: Jennifer Lauermann, o: Jennifer Lauermann.
Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion REX WHITE with Hucks High Esteem (Atlantis Bey V x HuckprowlingladyV), for owner Lisa Jo White.
Walk/Jog Western Equitation JTR 10 & Under Champion KARLYN CONNOLLY with Tamar Western Flirt (Neposzar x SC Flirtation), for owner Kathleen Jordan.
Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 14-17 Champion KATHERINE BARTLETT with Comradarie (Majesteit x Comrada), for owners Katherine Bartlett and Tangle Ridge Farm.
Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under Champion MALLORY ARNDT, owner of High Sea (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea).
Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation and Walk/ Trot Hunter Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion RILEY LOUGHLIN on Game Tyme (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), for owner Cheyenne Hodur.
Reining Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under Champion CHRISTINA SMITH, owner of XA Mestizo (Magic Dream x Yeagers Daredevil).
(Bey Imprimis x LF Tashanna), Ex: LEXI LEFEVER, O: Jody and Savannah Leyda; Top Five: GDE Zalarobi (OV Zalamaar x Bay Robanna), Ex: ABIGAIL BUSCHETTE, O: Abigail Buschette; LH Galentino (AN Malik x LH Tasha), Ex: KATIE TREADWELL, O: Katie and Debbie Treadwell; Vannguard (Mosketan V x RA Harmony Bey), Ex: ERIC PAGNANO, O: Mark Pagnano.
(Crown Musc x LF Katalina), Ex: KIM DOERR, O: Dave, Beth and Kim Doerr; Top Five: XA Mestizo (Magic Dream x Yeagers Daredevil), Ex: CHRISTINA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith; Luckypup Medjool (Opalo x AM Geni Date), Ex: JULIA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith; Megas Mr Fancy (Zee Mega Bucks x SH Kyrie), Ex: MAGGIE DAILEY, O: Stephen Grove.
Showmanship At Halter JTH 10 & Under - Champion: Barachs Bayyina (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: JULIA WIRTH, O: Lawrence Jerome and Julia Wirth; Reserve: JAS Tucson (Desperado V x JAS Wind Song), Ex: ALEXA TIZIANI, O: Alexa and Mckella Tiziani.
Showmanship/ Horsemanship Showmanship At Halter JTH 14-17 Champion: Eternal Memento (AC Eternaly Yours x Papillons Kamil), Ex: TORI KIELER, O: Maddy Strelow; Reserve: Kadence Cream (Mr Creme Genes x Apika), Ex: KARISSA HELD, O: Terri Nash Vincent; Top Five: AR Forever Young (ZT Shakfantasy x Brumarba Sunshain), Ex: TAYLOR SCHULTZ, O: Taylor Schultz; C A Bravado (CA Hermoso x Broadway Bey), Ex: AMBER WYMAN, O: Carolyn, Richard and Amber Wyman; Scheffler (Andrzejevo x Krysia), Ex: LAUREN HINTZ, O: Dianne Fuller. Showmanship At Halter JTH 11-13 Champion: Sha Iska Sani (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: BROOKE LARSON, O: Brooke Larson; Reserve: Impartial Marshal
Western Horsemanship JTR 17 & Under - Champion: Shariah Star (Cody x Promise Shariah), Ex: OLIVIA BOGGS, O: Robert and Janene Boggs; Reserve: CMS Kat Man
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-17 Champion: Raven About Palooza Z (Apollopalooza x Ocean View), Ex: KHRISTINA CATES WILSON, O: Helen Slater; Reserve: LBF Charlie Brown (Afire Bey V x CH Frosty Naranda), Ex: PAIGE ROSS, O: Sandy McCollum; Top Five: KF Van Halen (VF Vanguard x Sultans Casindra), Ex: ISABELLA GROOVER,
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Dressage Training and First Level Test 3 Champion CAPS CONTENDER (Top Contender x Capreis), ridden by owner Amy Kellen.
Walk/Jog Western Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion KHALUA JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), ridden by owner Corinne Gudgeon.
Walk/Trot English & Country English Pleasure JTR 10 & Under Champion HUCKS HIGH ESTEEM (Atlantis Bey V x HuckprowlingladyV), ridden by Rex White for owner Lisa Jo White.
Dressage Training Level Test 3 ATR Champion GRACE KELLY HN (Meistermind x Etinkee), ridden by owner Colleen Krantz.
Dressage First Level Test 3 ATR Champion DENERO (Desperado V x CF Khashmir), ridden by owner Haley Bristol.
Dressage Second Level Test 3 Champion AZEEZ PACOBEAU (Puritano x Azeez Gigi Jamara), ridden by Roberta Josephs for owner Marilyn Kurz.
o: isabella Groover; CW Knoxville rush (navajo moun x shetaxa bay), ex: EMILY MOORE, o: Terry and Cheryl Wright; Hot-To-Trot VsH (majesteit x o Katie), ex: ALISON CRUMLEY, o: Kimberly and Alison Crumley.
Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under - Champion: Hucks High esteem (Atlantis bey V x HuckprowlingladyV ), ex: REX WHITE, o: Lisa Jo White; Reserve: Genuine Delight (Genuine x Kalua Delight), ex: KARLYN CONNOLLY, o: Dedee and John Templeton; Top Five: PsH sweet serenade (Ariberry bey V x sultans serenade), ex: CORA HOFFMANN, o: Ann Graney Hoffmann.
Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: ZACH STRANSKY, o: Daria stransky; Khalua Jullyen V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x Khantina Girl V ), ex: CORINNE GUDGEON, o: Corinne Gudgeon.
Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under - Champion: WsW iron Will (Premis x sultan’s summer breeze), ex: JENNA TEKOLSTE, o: Kara Larson; Reserve: CrF Hott Pants (matoi x saucy Camille), ex: EMILY PATE, o: simon and Jane Pate; Top Five: Action Packed (Zodiak matador x Desdemonas Glory), ex: LINDSEY ROSS, o: saqqara Arabians, inc.; House of blues (baske Afire x The small Town blues), ex: NORA SHAFFER, o: Laura and nora shaffer; August engine (August bey x sr baskability), ex: ZACHARY WHITE, o: James bammel.
Walk/Jog Western Equitation JTR 10 & Under - Champion: Tamar Western Flirt (neposzar x sC Flirtation), ex: KARLYN CONNOLLY, o: Kathleen Jordan; Reserve: Platinum Knights (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure elegance), ex: ALEXA TIZIANI, o: Alexa and mckella Tiziani; Top Five: mm Kingslee (bentlee x Aramissa), ex: CAMRYN MARTENS, o: Kevin, Janette and Camryn martens; PKH Flame of Fame (The Color of
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Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 14-17 - Champion: Comradarie (majesteit x Comrada), ex: KATHERINE BARTLETT, o: Katherine bartlett and Tangle ridge Farm; Reserve: Fierro VF (Alada baskin x Fiona VF), ex: ALLISON JOHNSON, o: Katherine bartlett and Tangle ridge Farm; Top Five: Verragio J (mPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), ex: CASSIE HAGEN, o: suzanne and Cassie Hagen; rA indigo bey (Alada baskin x mikaelaa), ex: MADISON HEICHEL, o: madison and Kathryn Heichel; CP backdraft (buckingham bey V x mHr mysterie), ex: PAIGE MACDONALD, o: Kathleen Chalmers.
Dressage Fourth Level Test 3 and Prix St Georges Champion SAFARR (Safire x Ries SP Bouquet), ridden by owner Suzette Sontag.
Dressage Third Level Test 3 ATR Champion JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), ridden by owner Madeline Erce.
Dressage Third Level Test 3, Arabian Sport Horse Stallion and Show Hack Champion TUXEDO THYME ABA (Pyro Thyme BA x SMA Alad Khelima), ridden and shown by Jamie Lawton for owner Barb Suvaka. Also Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion with Barb Suvaka.
Arabian Sport Horse Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion COMMANDPERFORMANCE AT (AM Chance Command x Al-Marah Diva), shown by Tim Schaap for owner Jennifer Hamilton.
Arabian Sport Horse Mare Open and ATH 2 & Over Champion AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Seahonor), shown by Tim Schaap for owner Jennifer Hamilton.
Arabian Sport Horse Gelding Champion TAKEHEART (Aclsic Raff x Akma Azure Bey), shown by owner Cathryn Bauer.
Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under - Champion: High Sea (High Jump x Stonewalls Whirly Sea), Ex: MALLORY ARNDT, O: Mallory Arndt; Reserve: Sha Iska Sani (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: BROOKE LARSON, O: Brooke Larson; Top Five: GSF Blue Chip (VCP Magnifire x Crimsonn Bay), Ex: MIA GIFFORD, O: Mia Gifford; Ferladdinns Magic (Ferladdinn x Leger Ambrosia), Ex: CHLOE BERMEL, O: Stephanie Bermel; Mmarch Mmadness (OKW Firecracker x Hula), Ex: JULIA ADAMS, O: Julia Adams.
Gambler), Ex: MEGAN MONCHAMP, O: Julie and Megan Monchamp; Four Of A Kind (Stonewall’s Hy-Inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), Ex: AMALIA PERRY, O: Marie, Jim and Amalia Perry; Strike Force DF (The Color of Fame x Daca So Striking), Ex: SERENA BAYSINGER, O: Carol Young and Angie Rasmussen.
HuckprowlingladyV), Ex: Rex White, O:Lisa Jo White; Reserve: PSH SWEET SERANADE (Ariberry Bey V x Sultans Serenade), Ex: Cora Hoffmann, O: Ann Graney Hoffmann; Top Five: GENUINE DELIGHT (Genuine x Kalua Delight), Ex: Karlyn Connolly, O: Dedee and John Templeton.
Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation JTR 10 & Under - Champion: Game Tyme (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: RILEY LOUGHLIN, O: Cheyenne Hodur; Reserve: Barachs Bayyina (Thunderbay Barach x Amira Lara), Ex: JULIA WIRTH, O: Lawrence Jerome and Julia Wirth; Top Five: Ames Lady Luck (Brass x Lady
Reining Seat Equitation JTR 17 & Under - Champion: XA Mestizo (Magic Dream x Yeagers Daredevil), Ex: CHRISTINA SMITH, O: Christina and Julia Smith; Reserve: Megas Mr Fancy (Zee Mega Bucks x SH Kyrie), Ex: MAGGIE DAILEY, O: Stephen Grove.
10 & Under Walk/Trot English & Country English Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: HUCKS HIGH ESTEEM (Atlantis Bey V x
Walk/Jog Western Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: KHALUA JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V ), Ex: Corinne Gudgeon, O: Corinne Gudgeon; Reserve: PLATINUM KNIGHTS (LC Psylent Knight x PKH Pure Elegance), Ex: Alexa Tiziani, O: Alexa and McKella Tiziani; Top Five: CHARMING BERRY (Hucklebey Berry x April Charm), Ex: Megan Strand, O: Jody and Janice Strand; TAMAR WESTERN FLIRT (Neposzar x SC Flirtation), Ex: Karlyn Connolly, O: Kathleen Jordan; PKH FLAME OF FAME (The Color Of Fame
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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Seahonor), ridden by Pamela Woehl for owner Jennifer Hamilton.
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle and Show Hack ATR Champion MI SUNSHINE BOY (RHO-Dawn x MI Juliana), ridden by Laota Hoeft for owner Nadine Hoeft.
Arabian Sport Horse Gelding ATH 2+ Champion PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), shown by owner Kate Wiggert-Johnson.
Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion PRIORITY MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), ridden by owner Kate Wiggert-Johnson.
HA/AA Sport Horse Mare Champion GALAMAYA ( Journeey x Gabriela), shown by owner Vicki Novak.
HA/AA Sport Horse Mare ATH 2 & Over Champion ISABELLA FEATHERDANCE ( Jelle Van A x Stage Tu), shown by Mary Fischer for owner Sheri Fischer.
x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: Zach stransky, o: Daria stransky.
Walk/Trot Hunter Pleasure JTR 10 & Under - Champion: GAME TYME (baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), ex: riley Loughlin, o: Cheyenne Hodur; Reserve: BARACHS BAYYINA (Thunderbay barach x Amira Lara), ex: Julia Wirth, o: Lawrence Jerome and Julia Wirth; Top Five: AMES LADY LUCK (brass x Lady Gambler), ex: megan monchamp, o: Julie and megan monchamp; AKS PHINAL JAM (Phi slama Jama x Kahlua in Cream), ex: Jaeda isley, o: David, Vicki and Alexis scott; FOUR OF A KIND (stonewall’s Hy-inspiration x Arwen Dunadain), ex: Amalia Perry, o: Jim, marie and Amalia Perry.
Leadline JTR 2-6 Years Old - Champion: Jackee o (odyssey sC x Fames Lady Jane), ex: BRODY GIBSON, o: Anique Weber; Champion: million Dollar baby (The Tsultans echo x oh blue Girl), ex: GAVIN CONNAKER, o: Lowell and Jenny Johnson; Champion: Cr bey Aluzian (Parada el bey x mWF Aluzja), ex: BELLE CARDIN, o: Janice and matthew; Champion: GDe Zalarobi (oV Zalamaar x bay robanna), ex: RUBY HAMANN, o: Abigail buschette; Champion: sensational Amour (sensation Al Z x Kimtanna), ex: LEXI SCHULTZ, o: Kim schultz; Champion: Khalua Jullyen V ( Jullyen el Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), ex: ARIANAH STRAND, o: Corinne Gudgeon; Champion: PKH Flame of Fame (The Color of Fame x Aldebaran scarlet), ex: JEROME STRANSKY, o: Daria stransky.
Dressage Training Level Test 3 - Champion: CAPS CONTENDER (Top Contender x Capreis), ex: Amy Kellen, o: Amy Kellen; Reserve: HUDSON KD (oskar ii x nW silverGemini), ex: roberta Josephs, o: Carla brownlee; Top Five: CHARISMAS WINDDANCER (PH sahmon x April), ex: Juli Goder-Larson, o: Pamela shields; CERTIFIED MALE (express male x sC Fanci rasult), ex: stephanie eckelkamp, o: stephanie eckelkamp; SW ABEDNEGO (r monteego bay x Hi-rise Quintana), ex: Gail rentmeester, o: Gail rentmeester.
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Dressage Training Level Test 3 ATR - Champion: GRACE KELLY HN (meistermind x etinkee), ex: Colleen Krantz, o: Colleen Krantz; Reserve: PROTEUS BPA (iXL noble express x summer romance), ex:
HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding Open and ATH 2 & Over Champion BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac Matador x Santana’s Love Affair), shown by Mary Fischer (ATH), and owner Sheri Fischer (Open).
HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage Bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ridden by owner Chari Madrigal.
HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR and Show Hack Champion NTC PREMIER BY BEY (Mr Cognac Bey x Monaco’s Bambi MHS), ridden by owner Gary Holliday.
Abby Weisenberger, O: Abby Weisenberger; Top Five: CHARISMAS WINDDANCER (PH Sahmon x April), Ex: Pamela Shields, O: Pamela Shields; THEME IN BAY MAJOR (Mr Cognac Bey x DBA Celebration), Ex: Jennifer Clark, O: Jennifer Clark; ASKARI NVF (Millennium LOA x CT Always), Ex: Kathryn Platta, O: Kathryn Platta.
TLA Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil; Reserve: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madame Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; Top Five: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Madeline Erce.
Arabian Sport Horse Yearling Colts/Geldings - Champion: COMMANDPERFORMANCE AT (AM Chance Command x Al-Marah Diva), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; Reserve: BAK JABARI (Radaar Love x Infinite Grace IFA), Ex: Wendy Konichek, O: Sue Carroll.
Dressage First Level Test 3 - Champion: CAPS CONTENDER (Top Contender x Capreis), Ex: Amy Kellen, O: Amy Kellen; Reserve: MIKASAS BOLD STORM (Opus Black Mikasa x Elects Sassy Luv), Ex: Becky Rutkowski, O: Deborah Zangl; Top Five: AZEEZ PACOBEAU (Puritano x Azeez Gigi Jamara), Ex: Marilyn Kurz, O: Marilyn Kurz; XHILARATION HF (Out of Cyte x Doubletrees Kaleidoscope), Ex: Angela Rabe, O: Angela Rabe; DESIDERATA ROSE (Donnerworth x Bint Serr Rahmah), Ex: Kari Schmitt, O: Cynthia Anderson. Dressage First Level Test 3 ATR - Champion: DENERO (Desperado V x CF Khashmir), Ex: Haley Bristol, O: Haley Bristol; Reserve: CERTIFIED MALE (Express Male x SC Fanci Rasult), Ex: Stephanie Eckelkamp, O: Stephanie Eckelkamp. Dressage Second Level Test 3 - Champion: AZEEZ PACOBEAU (Puritano x Azeez Gigi Jamara), Ex: Roberta Josephs, O: Marilyn Kurz; Reserve: DESIDERATA ROSE (Donnerworth x Bint Serr Rahmah), Ex: Kari Schmitt, O: Cynthia Anderson; Top Five: JM MR ROCKY BEY (Moonstone Bey V x Madame Muzzy), Ex: Justine Jacoby, O: Justine Jacoby; TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x TLA Brass Monkey), Ex: Katherine Pfeil, O: Katherine Pfeil. Dressage Second Level Test 3 ATR Champion: TLA ALI OOP (Ali El Din x
Dressage Third Level Test 3 - Champion: TUXEDO THYME ABA (Pyro Thyme BA x SMA Alad Khelima), Ex: Jamie Lawton, O: Barb Suvaka; Reserve: HC WINDJAMMER (Hals Comet x Moons Windsong), Ex: Cathryn Bauer, O: Cathryn Bauer. Dressage Third Level Test 3 ATR Champion: JW ALEXANDRITE (Safire x Lucinda On Fire), Ex: Madeline Erce, O: Madeline Erce. Dressage Fourth Level Test 3 - Champion: SAFARR (Safire x Ries SP Bouquet), Ex: Suzette Sontag, O: Suzette Sontag; Reserve: FAHRENHEIT BY FURIOSO (Fascination x Hal Gemini), Ex: Amy Kellen, O: Amy Kellen. Dressage Prix St Georges - Champion: SAFARR (Safire x Ries SP Bouquet), Ex: Suzette Sontag, O: Suzette Sontag.
Purebred Sport Horse Halter Arabian Sport Horse Stallions - Champion: TUXEDO THYME ABA (Pyro Thyme BA x SMA Alad Khelima), Ex: Jamie Lawton, O: Barb Suvaka; Reserve: COMMANDPERFORMANCE AT (AM Chance Command x Al-Marah Diva), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; Top Five: NAKHDA KARIM SHAH (Shahir IASB x Nakhda Saqquara), Ex: Wendy Konichek, O: Kent Mayfield.
Arabian Sport Horse Stallions ATH Champion: TUXEDO THYME ABA (Pyro Thyme BA x SMA Alad Khelima), Ex: Barb Suvaka, O: Barb Suvaka. Arabian Sport Horse Mares - Champion: AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Seahonor), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; Reserve: TR GOLD COAST (HF Mister Chips x Lahabeebe), Ex: Hannah Rodrigues, O: Hannah Rodrigues; Top Five: AM CAPRICIOUS STAR (AM Good Old Boy x AM Capableclemmie), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; LM HAYLEYS GEM (HSA Haleys Comet x Mahoganys Gem), Ex: Amy Kellen, O: Lake Meadows, LLC. Arabian Sport Horse Mares ATH 2 & Older - Champion: AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (AM Double Dream x Al-Marah Seahonor), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; Reserve: TR GOLD COAST (HF Mister Chips x Lahabeebe), Ex: Hannah Rodrigues, O: Hannah Rodrigues; Top Five: AM CAPRICIOUS STAR (AM Good Old Boy x AM Capableclemmie), Ex: Tim Schaap, O: Jennifer Hamilton; LM HAYLEYS GEM (HSA Haleys Comet x Mahoganys Gem), Ex: Steve Kellen, O: Lake Meadows, LLC. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings - Champion: TAKEHEART (Aclsic Raff x Akma Azure Bey), Ex: Cathryn Bauer, O: Cathryn Bauer; Reserve: PRODIGY DVF (Major Dolce LV
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x TA on Fire), ex: Kate Wiggert-Johnson, o: Kate Wiggert-Johnson; Top Five: RAIN AFIRE (Afire bey V x sC Fanci rasult), ex: Kate Wiggert-Johnson, o: Kate WiggertJohnson; CERTIFIED MALE (express male x sC Fanci rasult), ex: stephanie eckelkamp, o: stephanie eckelkamp; DENERO (Desperado V x CF Khashmir), ex: Haley bristol, o: Haley bristol. Arabian Sport Horse Geldings ATH 2+ Champion: PRIORITY MALE (express male x sC Fanci rasult), ex: Kate WiggertJohnson, o: Kate Wiggert-Johnson; Reserve: PRODIGY DVF (major Dolce LV x TA on Fire), ex: Kate Wiggert-Johnson, o: Kate Wiggert-Johnson; Top Five: DENERO (Desperado V x CF Khashmir), ex: Haley bristol, o: Haley bristol; JW ALEXANDRITE (safire x Lucinda on Fire), ex: madeline erce, o: madeline erce; A P INFERNO (Aspens baskaflame x sin Tu), ex: rachel rhein, o: rachel rhein. Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion: MI SUNSHINE BOY (rhoDawn x mi Juliana), ex: Laota Hoeft, o: nadine Hoeft; Reserve: DIAMONDZ AND RUST (eternety x Wy not me), ex: Dan barker, o: susan Darmstadter; Top Five: JW ALEXANDRITE (safire x Lucinda on Fire), ex: madeline erce, o: madeline erce; DSD PREMIERE JAVA (WP Javier x DsD star Attraction), ex: molly Keefe, o: molly Keefe; AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (Am Double Dream x Al-marah seahonor), ex: Pamela Woehl, o: Jennifer Hamilton. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse - Champion: AL-MARAH SO POWERFUL (Am Double Dream x Al-marah seahonor), ex: Pamela Woehl, o: Jennifer Hamilton. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR - Champion: PRIORITY MALE (express male x sC Fanci rasult), ex: Kate WiggertJohnson, o: Kate Wiggert-Johnson; Reserve: JW ALEXANDRITE (safire x Lucinda on Fire), ex: madeline erce, o: madeline erce; Top Five: MI SUNSHINE BOY (rho-Dawn x mi Juliana), ex: Laota Hoeft, o: nadine Hoeft; TR GOLD COAST (HF mister Chips x Lahabeebe), ex: Hannah rodrigues, o: Hannah rodrigues; DSD PREMIERE JAVA (WP Javier x DsD star Attraction), ex: molly Keefe, o: molly Keefe.
Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion: TUXEDO THYME ABA (Pyro Thyme bA x smA Alad Khelima), ex: Jamie Lawton, o: barb suvaka; Reserve: MI SUNSHINE BOY (rho-Dawn x mi Juliana), ex: Laota Hoeft, o: nadine Hoeft; Top Five: A P INFERNO (Aspens baskaflame x sin Tu), ex: rachel rhein, o: rachel rhein; HC WINDJAMMER (Hals Comet x moons Windsong), ex: Cathryn bauer, o: Cathryn bauer. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack ATR - Champion: MI SUNSHINE BOY (rhoDawn x mi Juliana), ex: Laota Hoeft, o: nadine Hoeft; Reserve: A P INFERNO (Aspens baskaflame x sin Tu), ex: rachel rhein, o: rachel rhein.
Half-Arabian Sport Horse Halter HA/AA Sport Horse Mares - Champion: GALAMAYA ( Journeey x Gabriela), ex: Vicki novak, o: Vicki novak; Reserve: DON’T TOI WITH MEJIF (matoi x miss babs), ex: rachel rhein, o: rachel rhein; Top Five: ISABELLA FEATHERDANCE ( Jelle Van A x stage Tu), ex: mary Fischer, o: sheri Fischer. HA/AA Sport Horse Mares ATH 2 & Over Champion: ISABELLA FEATHERDANCE ( Jelle Van A x stage Tu), ex: mary Fischer, o: sheri Fischer; Reserve: GRACE KELLY HN (meistermind x etinkee), ex: Colleen Krantz, o: Colleen Krantz; Top Five: GALAMAYA ( Journeey x Gabriela), ex: Vicki novak, o: Vicki novak; DON’T TOI WITH MEJIF (matoi x miss babs), ex: rachel rhein, o: rachel rhein. HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings - Champion: BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac matador x santana’s Love Affair), ex: sheri Fischer, o: sheri Fischer; Reserve: MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ex: Chari madrigal, o: Chari madrigal; Top Five: THE EDGE OF GLORY (ATA bey starr x Palisade), ex: madeline erce, o: madeline erce; DONALII (Donavan x sweet Fandango), ex: Deborah Van orden-smith, o: Deborah Van ordensmith; SW ABEDNEGO (r monteego bay x Hi-rise Quintana), ex: Gail rentmeester, o: Gail rentmeester.
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HA/AA Sport Horse Geldings ATH 2 & Over - Champion: BOURBONN STREET (Zodiac matador x santana’s Love Affair), ex: mary Fischer, o: sheri Fischer; Reserve: MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ex: Chari madrigal, o: Chari madrigal; Top Five: HUDSON KD (oskar ii x nW silverGemini), ex: Carla brownlee, o: Carla brownlee; DONALII (Donavan x sweet Fandango), ex: Deborah Van orden-smith, o: Deborah Van ordensmith; THE EDGE OF GLORY (ATA bey starr x Palisade), ex: madeline erce, o: madeline erce. Under Saddle HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion: MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ex: Chari madrigal, o: Chari madrigal; Reserve: XHILARATION HF (out of Cyte x Doubletrees Kaleidoscope), ex: Angela rabe, o: Angela rabe; Top Five: FAHRENHEIT BY FURIOSO (Fascination x Hal Gemini), ex: Amy Kellen, o: Amy Kellen; JM MR ROCKY BEY (moonstone bey V x madame muzzy), ex: Justine Jacoby, o: Justine Jacoby; SW ABEDNEGO (r monteego bay x Hi-rise Quintana), ex: Gail rentmeester, o: Gail rentmeester. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion: NTC PREMIER BY BEY (mr Cognac bey x monaco’s bambi mHs), ex: Gary Holliday, o: Gary Holliday; Reserve: PROTEUS BPA (iXL noble express x summer romance), ex: Abby Weisenberger, o: Abby Weisenberger; Top Five: JM MR ROCKY BEY (moonstone bey V x madame muzzy), ex: Justine Jacoby, o: Justine Jacoby; SECRET BLUSH (Csardas Jemil x bezanna), ex: megan Kratoska, o: Jeana radosevich; MA DREAM CATCHER (Heritage bey King x TL Dream Awhile), ex: Chari madrigal, o: Chari madrigal. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Champion: NTC PREMIER BY BEY (mr Cognac bey x monaco’s bambi mHs), ex: Gary Holliday, o: Gary Holliday; Reserve: PROTEUS BPA (iXL noble express x summer romance), ex: Juli Goder-Larson, o: Abby Weisenberger; Top Five: FAHRENHEIT BY FURIOSO (Fascination x Hal Gemini), ex: Amy Kellen, o: Amy Kellen; SW ABEDNEGO (r monteego bay x Hi-rise Quintana), ex: Gail rentmeester, o: Gail rentmeester. n
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Michael “Mike” Fidel Villaseñor (June 17, 1949-June 15, 2012)
by Linda White
he Arabian horse community was shocked and saddened to learn of Michael “Mike” Fidel Villaseñor’s death on Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home in Waseca, Minn. He had lived in Minnesota since 1997, when he joined Arabian Horse Times as general manager. In that role, as in every other, his honor, integrity and devotion to the Arabian breed earned him the friendship, admiration and respect of Arabian horse people all over the world. Villaseñor’s kindness and generosity were legendary. “He was always there for you,” said trainer Mike Neal of his longtime friend. “If you needed help, Mike would be the first one to turn to. He would help you, or get help for you. He was always looking to make things better for Arabian horses, for Arabian horse organizations, and for Arabian horse people. He helped Mary Trowbridge get the Horsemen’s Distress Fund started; he helped The Pyramid Society, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion program, the Minnesota Medallion program, the Iowa Gold Star Futurity [and more]. He would step up and be a ring man, too,” Neal added. “He would get right out there and take bids.
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“We go way back,” he continued. “When we both were training Arabians in California, Mike was somebody you could ask questions about a horse. He trained English, western, halter and driving, and he was always willing to share his knowledge with you. Mike was very proud that he had attended every U.S. Nationals since 1958.” Walter Mishek met Mike Villaseñor in the early 1960s. “I first knew Mike as a horse trainer—and he was a great horse trainer,” said Mishek. “He was a great judge too, both in North America and internationally. He judged in South America, Africa and Australia. He was a fine Arabian horse breeder. When he co-owned and managed Nabers-Villaseñor Arabians with Richard and Peggy Nabers, he stood Khemosabi for a long time. He also managed Le Fire and Gdansk, the *Bask sons, and Amurath Bandolero, who was by *Ramses Fayek, at Nabers/Villaseñor. The Nabers/ Villaseñor facility, which Mike essentially designed, was beautiful, efficient and way ahead of its time.” Nabers/Villaseñor was in Valley Center, Calif.
“I really got to know Mike when Mike Neal was training here,” Mishek continued. “The two Mikes were great friends. In 1992, when Mike Neal got hurt badly, Mike V would come up and spend a week here every month, visiting Mike as he was recovering, and pinch-hitting for him in the barn. Mike V was at Paul and Dody Wood’s Colonial Wood Arabians in Arlington, Texas, when Mike Neal got hurt, and that 2,000-mile round trip every month spoke volumes about the man’s character, loyalty and compassion. “He was the best salesman and marketer. Mike was fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese, so when Arabian Horse Times began doing business in South America, I enlisted his help. We would meet in Texas and put together a proposal to take to South America, where we would sell it. We were a very effective team. We worked together until July 2008, when I sold the magazine. Mike stayed in Waseca and we remained friends. We would often go to horse shows and equine events together, and both of us loved playing golf.” Mike was born on June 17, 1949, in Oxnard, Calif., the son of Fidel and Mary (Cerne) Villaseñor. He attended Chatsworth High School in Los Angeles, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He is survived by one daughter, Jennifer Romeo, and Mike’s granddaughter, Sofia Romeo; his mother, Mary Villaseñor of Escondido, Calif.; and four siblings: sisters Christina Wagner, Mary Lou Villaseñor and Virginia Scharbarth; and brother Denny Villaseñor. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Fidel, and a niece, Katherine Scharbarth. ■ Don’t miss a very special tribute to Mike Villaseñor in an upcoming issue of Arabian Horse Times.
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Hermann Blaser (August 11, 1920-June 28, 2012) by Linda White Hermann Blaser’s earthly journey ended on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his home in Cumberland, Wis. His 91 years were filled with achievement and adventure. Born August 11, 1920, in Switzerland’s picturesque Bernese Oberland to attorney Christian Blaser and mother, Rose (Gurtner), Blaser was educated in Switzerland, graduated from business school there and briefly worked for the Swiss Federal Department of Finance. When Switzerland’s economy faltered after World War II, John Gurtner, a half-brother living in Wisconsin, sponsored Blaser’s immigration to the United States. Blaser’s grandmother was in the dairy business, so cheesemaking was part of his family’s heritage, but Hermann had hoped to succeed in some other venue. When he left Switzerland, however, he went to work in Gurtner’s cheese
factory in Comstock, Wis., and to his surprise, he enjoyed and excelled at the specialized trade. He purchased the factory from his half-brother, and Blaser’s Premium Cheeses soon became widely known for its fine artisan and varietal cheeses. He also met and fell in love with a widowed neighbor, Lida Burton, and married her in 1967. The two became a familiar sight at Arabian horse shows and events all over the country, beloved for their humor and enjoyment of each other, and their love for the Arabian horse. Lida Blaser preceded her husband in death on June 9, 2005. The Blasers met Shelley and Larry Jerome in an escapade that involved a green canary. The couple came to Shelley, a canary breeder, looking for a red or yellow canary. “All we had was a green canary—which Hermann didn’t want!” remembered Larry. “But they walked around the farm, looking at everything and were fascinated by our horses. The rest is history.” The friendship grew, and Blaser came to think of Larry as the son he never had. For 40 years, Hermann and Lida spent every holiday with the Jerome family. Jerland Arabians evolved out of the two families’ enduring friendship. Larry treasures the 20-franc Swiss gold piece he wears. It was a gift from Blaser, Hermann Blaser with Jeff Schall, Mike Van Handel, Indira Van Handel, Larry and Shelley Jerome.
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whose mother gave him the valuable coin when he set out for America, hoping to ensure that her son would never be broke. “She was the person who most influenced Hermann,” Jerome explained. “He always spoke of his mother’s strong convictions and values, and he would share bits of wisdom she gave him; they were good life lessons. “Hermann was an inspiration to me and many others because he set such high standards for himself, and expected those same standards from other people, especially those who worked for him,” Jerome continued. “Hermann was Bob and Janene Boggs, the 1996 U.S. National Yearling determined, extremely ethical, friendly and Sweepstakes Filly Champion Estela, and Lyda and Hermann Blaser. polite, with his own distinctive flair and charm. He was meticulous in everything he did, and he “I didn’t know you could order margaritas by the pitcher,” had a hard time dealing with people who were disorganized he continued. “The place was packed, and we had quite or careless. He could be demanding, and he was very proud. a wait for our food. As we sat there and waited, drinking He also had a wonderful sense of humor.” pitchers of margaritas, we decided that if Tasha’s foal was a boy, he would be named ‘Garcia,’ after the restaurant. If Blaser met Arabian horse breeders Evelyn and Lloyd the foal was a girl, she would be ‘Margarita.’ That’s how LH Burton through Lida; her late husband was Lloyd Burton’s Garcia was named: in honor of that night.” brother. In 1960 the Blasers bought their first broodmare, a Gazon daughter, from the Burtons. In 1969 they bred her to *Aramus, and her 1970 filly, Brilliant-Aramus, became the first Arabian Blaser ever showed. Brilliant-Aramus produced 11 foals for him, one of which was her 1977 *Ramses Fayek daughter, LH Tasha. (The LH stands for Lida and Hermann.)
In 1980, Blaser and Jerome were in Scottsdale, watching classes, Jerome making notes about the horses in each class. At day’s end, Blaser asked Jerome what he had seen that he liked. “I told him I admired the consistency of the *AN Malik offspring, and suggested that he would be a good nick with LH Tasha,” Jerome recalled. “I walked over to Green Gate’s stalls and took it upon myself to say we had a mare to book to him. The stud fee was $10,000. I went back over to Hermann, who was surrounded by people who were excited to learn that he was booking a mare to *AN Malik. I told him that I had booked LH Tasha, and that the stud fee was $10,000. I knew he would take exception to the $10,000 stud fee, but he couldn’t say no and embarrass himself in front of an audience. We made the deal, so Hermann, Lida, Evelyn Burton, Shelley and I all went celebrating at Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant.
In 1986, LH Garcia was selected Scottsdale Champion Stallion, Region 10 Reserve Champion Stallion and U.S. National Top Ten Stallion. He was exported to Brazil later that year, where he sired 176 registered foals. “And Hermann was passionate about music,” Jerome added. “He sang with a boys’ choir in Switzerland, and he always encouraged my efforts as a musician. At his funeral service I played songs he had liked, including his favorite, ‘What a Difference a Day Makes.’ “He was passionate about Arabian horses,” he continued. “At the time of his death the last horse he owned was LH Sophia Loren, a 4-year-old daughter of MPA Giovanni, out of LH Maharani, by Eternety. She is the last link to all of Hermann’s great mares. She will never be sold. “Hermann came to the farm every day for as long as he was able,” Jerome concluded. “I was the first person he talked to every morning, and the last person he spoke with at night. Even as he was dying, we were still planning and working on things that he felt were important; he honored every commitment. His passing leaves a hole in my heart.” n Volume 43, No. 2 | 259
Guardian anGel (April 1, 2001 – July 8, 2012) by Linda White One of the nation’s most highly-regarded Half-Arabian show ring stars, Guardian Angel (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues), died on Sunday, July 8, 2012, in Alpharetta, Ga. Longtime horsewoman Mitzi Marshall bought the mare as a yearling from her Texas breeders, Venture Farms. Marshall remembers the day she first saw her family’s future champion. “Tom Theisen and I went to Venture Farms and walked the pastures until Tom pointed at this sunbleached, raggedylooking chestnut filly. ‘That’s the one I wanted you to see,’ he told me. ‘Her name is Guardian Angel.’ My grandmother had just died and left me a small inheritance. She also had given me guardian angel figurines all my life, so this filly’s coming into our lives seemed providential. She was kind and willing and easy to handle, and there was an immediate, special bond between her and my daughter, Brittany. This was the kind of horse you dream about having in your life. She touched us all very deeply.” Tom Theisen started and developed Guardian Angel. “I had seen her and loved her as a yearling at U.S. Nationals,” he says. “She looked like a swan—like a sea horse! Nobody ever looked prettier through the bridle than she did. She was a full sister to several national champions or reserves, and like them, she was very sensitive, with a heart of gold. What she lacked in physical strength, she made up for in desire. Everything she did, she did easily and with grace. I never had to ask her for more. We just would try to ride with finesse, and let her do what she did.” 260 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES
“Guardian Angel taught Brittany the humility, grace and confidence a pre-teen girl needs to succeed in later life,” says Brittany’s mother. “She and Brittany had a great five years in the show ring. After sustaining a stifle injury, through the care of Dr. Sparks and Dr. Root, Angel recuperated and resumed training with Vicki Humphrey. In her last show ring appearance 18 months later, Guardian Angel took Brittany to a 2011 U.S. National Top Ten in Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35.” Beginning as a yearling, the elegant chestnut mare began to acquire regional and national titles, one after another. She won her yearling filly debut at Scottsdale and went on to become a 2002 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Breeders’ Sweepstakes Yearling Filly. In her career, Guardian Angel won three national championships or reserves at U.S. and Youth Nationals, and 11 U.S., Canadian and Youth National Top Tens, nine in Half-Arabian English and country English pleasure and two in-hand: her yearling win and a 2004 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Futurity Championship. Added to those laurels were 13 regional championships and three reserves, and more than 20 class A or other show titles. “Then in May of this year, laminitis took over,” Marshall continues sadly. “Vicki and Kim Victor, Vicki’s barn manager for the last 20 years, iced her feet for hours every day. We all did everything we could, but it soon became apparent that euthanizing her was the only real option. So we returned God’s guardian angel to Him. She was a sweet, elegant, classy mare—one of those horses that comes into your life and touches you in a way that changes you forever.” n
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November 14-18, 2012, AHA Convention, Denver, Colorado. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.
July 31-August 4, 2012, Region 17 Championship Show, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. August 3-5, 2012, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. August 10-12, 2012, Region 2 Sport Horse Championship, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. September 7-9, 2012, Pacific Slope Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101.
July July 27-28, 2012, AHABC Junior and Amateur Show, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. AuguSt August 2-3, 2012, Eastern Arab Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. August 3, 2012, Gold Coast Classic, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 3-5, 2012, Daffodil Summer Show, Payallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 3-5, 2012, WAHA August Show, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August 4-5, 2012, Gold Coast Amateur Show, Watsonville, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. August 9-10, 2012, Region 2 Sport Horse Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. August 17-19, 2012, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Charlotte Jaynes, 607-546-7373. August 24-25, 2012, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 24-25, 2012, Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Leo Fourre, 612-501-3456.
August 30-September 2, 2012, Reichert Arabian Celebration, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Kristen Fisher, 940-498-4292. August 30-September 3, 2012, Iowa Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-586-9073. August 31-September 2, 2012, Silver Spur All Arab, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907. August 31-September 3, 2012, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. September September 1, 2012, One Day Show At Latigo, Elbert, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 6-9, 2012, State Fair Of Texas, Dallas, Texas. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. September 7-9, 2012, Annual Magnolia Summer Sizzler, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-817-0359. September 8-9, 2012, AHBAN Fall Show A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Gary Tachoires, 775-852-3011. September 13-15, 2012, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 14-16, 2012, American Heros Arabian Classic, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. September 14-16, 2012, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Geri Burnett, 604-531-8726. September 15-16, 2012, MAHA Fall Classic, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. September 15-16, 2012, Indiana Arabian Pro-Am Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. September 19-22, 2012, The Arabian Horse Celebration, Louisville, Kentucky. Contact: 480-585-0739. September 20, 2012, Autumn Classic Arab Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. September 21-23, 2012, CAHC Fall Show, Castle Rock, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 27-28, 2012, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Velma Boodt, 918-284-7505. September 28-30, 2012, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. September 28-30, 2012, Arabian Fall Classic, Eugene, Oregon. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. OctOber October 6-7, 2012, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076.
October 6-7, 2012, AHANM Chili Roast All-Breed Training Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6832. October 6-7, 2012, Arabian Sport Horse Extravaganza A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. October 26-28, 2012, Halloween Spooktacular Classic, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. NOvember November 8-11, 2012, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 30-December 2, 2012, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.
enduranCe/ COmpetitive trail ride
September 7-8, 2012, Big South Fork I and II 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. September 9, 2012, Virginia City 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. October 6, 2012, Red Rock Rumble 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Connie Creech, 775-882-6591. October 13, 2012, RAHA Rally 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Ramona, California. Contact: Margie Insko, 760-789-1977. October 13-14, 2012, RAHA Rally 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Ramona, California. Contact: Margie Insko, 760-789-1977.
August 20-25, 2012, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. September 25-30, 2012, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500. October 19-27, 2012, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-696-4500.
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