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Contents Volume 43, No. 6 20

Cover Story: Trussardi by Mary Kirkman

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2012 U.S. National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show

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The Judges For The 2013 National Shows & AHA’s New Board Of Directors

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Presenting The Personalities—Larry Jerome by Mary Kirkman

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2012 AHT Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner—Fontana by Linda White

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The Reichart Celebration—Sharing A Vision by Linda White

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2012 Arabian Breeder Finals by Riyan

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Leaders Of The Times—Sshameless by Linda White

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The Sixth Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tour

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Tutto Arabi Special Edition

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Maggdalina (1999-2012) by Linda White

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2012 Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival by Beth Ellen Hunziker

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On The COver:

Trussardi (Stival x Precious As Gold), owned by rojo Arabians. See cover story on page 20.

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Faces & Places

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Step By Step To A Brighter Future by Lori Davisson

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From The Table by Jeff Tracy

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


Photography by: Emma Maxwell Design by: mickĂŠandoliver

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Comments From The Editor

For those who compete in Arabian horse activities, this can be a strange time of year. U.S. Nationals is past, and with few exceptions, the show, racing and endurance seasons are over. The thrill of competition won’t begin until the new year for most owners and exhibitors, and I think this makes it the perfect time to pause and think about why we love our horses and enjoy our barn friends so much. Why not use this time to “give back” to the equine community? A good way to do that is to make a contribution to one of many worthy causes. Arabian Horse Times’ charity of choice is the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, so that is always a recommended gift. If, however, you enjoyed the Wine Walk at U.S. Nationals or already are looking forward to AHT’s Readers’ Choice Dinner and Auction, all of which benefit the Fund, perhaps you’d like to consider direct aid to the horses. Have you ever considered donating to the nearest veterinary school? For many horsemen, a serious health problem that requires an equine hospital means shipping their horse to the nearest university. From the University of California at Davis to Auburn, to the University of Florida in Gainesville and more (don’t forget the University of Pennsylvania’s famous New Bolton Center), lifesaving veterinary schools and their research programs are critical resources for everyone who owns horses.   As this is the season of Thanksgiving, I can’t think of a better way to give thanks for the wonderful animals that bring us together.  

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Cover Story

Trussardi by Mary Kirkman

In 2008, Dr. Robert Williams and his partner, John Brown, of Rojo Arabians, in Port Orange, Fla., were drastically reducing their commitment to Arabian horses. The untimely death of their stallion, Versace, had been almost too much to overcome; slowly, they began selling their broodmares and even disposing of their equipment. There was one horse, though, that they agreed would never be on the market, and that was Versace’s dam, Precious As Gold. She had been with them for 18 years at that point and she was part of the family—they would just enjoy her beauty and her dear, trusting personality. What they didn’t know was that Precious As Gold had one last gift for them. It all began when their veterinarian, Dr. Shannon Luznar, suggested that despite her age, they might still get an embryo from Precious As Gold. They wouldn’t try to repeat Versace, they reasoned; that chapter had closed. This was more like a coin thrown into the ocean to see where it would go—casual, without expectations. If they were lucky, she might give them a filly who could carry on for her in the future. So, they experimented with a few stallions, and it was when they tried the Gazal Al Shaqab son Stival that they hit the ball out of the park. “Look at how good she is!” John Brown exclaimed when the chestnut colt Trussardi was born to his embryo-transfer dam on May 2, 2009. Then he lifted the youngster’s tail. “Oh.” Another glance and he recovered quickly. “He was one of those individuals that when you saw him, you knew he was major,” Brown says. “We’d only seen that one other time, and that was with Versace.” When horseman Eric Wolfe came for a look a few days later, he seconded their opinion. In virtually an instant, Williams and Brown were back in the Arabian business. They booked April Visel to shoot a head photo of the colt they named Trussardi. “He was just a baby,” Brown explains. “I figured people didn’t need to see his whole body.” To their surprise, their phone began ringing. People wanted breeding contracts for the colt’s 2-year-old year. Originally, Williams and Brown declined; they had seen too many owners accept advance breeding fees, only to sell their young superstars overseas, and they weren’t about to have customers lose their money that way. Finally, they realized that the answer was simply to write a clause into their contracts that if Trussardi became unavailable, the advances would be returned. That did it. “We had to buy all of our breeding equipment back,” Dr. Williams notes dryly. 20 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Still, they wondered if the colt could mentally and physically handle all those bookings at the age of 2. They need not have worried. “He handled it perfectly well,” Brown reports. “He was a lot like Versace, very laid back.” That first year, they confirmed 60 mares in foal. This year, there are 70 confirmed pregnant in North America alone, and favorable reports are coming in from international breeders, primarily in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, Belgium, and the U.K. Why such a strong response? A lot of reasons. First, of course, Trussardi’s obvious quality. Then there is his dam, the extraordinarily popular Precious As Gold, and the well-known sire line of Gazal Al Shaqab, through Stival. And there is also Rojo’s reputation as a source of champion bloodstock. Precious As Gold, who died at the age of 27 in 2011, was a big part of that. She gave them Versace, one of the most influential sires in recent years; U.S. National Champion Precious Metals; and Giavanna, who, when bred to Versace, produced the filly Venetzia, a star in Europe and the Middle East. Brown recalls that in the beginning they thought it wise to sell their babies—until, with no Versace inventory on hand, they saw his get win three out of four junior championships at Scottsdale. To some extent, history is repeating itself; they haven’t many mares of their own at the moment, and Trussardi is busy breeding everyone else’s nominations. So far, the response to the young stallion has been extremely positive. “He’s putting great bodies on them,” Brown says, “and vertical, hooky necks. Stival gave us this unbelievably long, vertical neck, with its beautiful shape. We are certainly seeing that in a lot of the Trussardi babies. And you have to give *El Shaklan a lot of the credit for the beauty, because I do think a lot of it came from him and the McCoy breeding in Precious’ pedigree. As far as the degree of ‘pretty,’ if the mare is pretty or has pretty in her pedigree, we’re seeing beautiful heads. “I think probably, just like Versace, that as his foals grow up, you’re going to see them in the performance ring, especially western and hunter,” he adds. Plans call for Trussardi to be broken to ride at the end of the 2013 breeding season, but realistically, his breeding career will probably preclude showing. While Brown and Williams do not show in the performance ring, they appreciate what mare owners might want to do with their foals.


To that end, they applaud the stallion’s willing temperament. When it was time for him to be trained, he was sent to Eric Wolfe, partly because they respected Wolfe’s horsemanship and work ethic, and partly because they were confident the trainer would treat him as they desired, and the stallion would be capable of a successful breeding career. “We knew that he was going to be cared for, loved and trained properly,” says Brown, “and that when we got him home, he was still going to have the great attitude.” So far, Trussardi has appeared only three times in the show ring. In 2010, he tested the waters by winning the Region 12 Yearling Colt Championship, then was named U.S. National Reserve Champion in that division. This year, he and Wolfe came back to nail the title of U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt. Even more impressive, the judges awarded Trussardi the highest total scores ever recorded at the show. Williams and Brown were ecstatic—and yet, what Brown remembers best is a more intimate moment that came at the party they had for Trussardi after the show. “We had a huge group of people surrounding him, everyone petting him,” he says, “and that horse stood there quiet and calm, and dropped his head down so the little girls could pet him and feed him carrots. “He’s exactly how Precious was,” he continues. “She loved people. This colt is very trusting. That is how Versace was; he trusted what you would do to him. Even if he wasn’t sure about it, if you wanted him to do it, he would do it. Trussardi’s the same way. All he wants to do is please you. And he never quits. He’s got a huge heart, just like his mother did and his brother.” In October, the first Trussardi foal appeared in the show ring, and she was a harbinger of things to come. Elena Enigma SA, from the Adoniis mare MC Sophiie, was named Silver Champion Weanling Filly at the Arabian Breeder Finals. For Dr. Robert Williams and John Brown, things did not turn out quite as they had planned when they envisioned retirement in 2008. Now they have to gear up to meet the demand that is greeting Trussardi, and that means rejuvenating their broodmare band. “Our plan is to get some Trussardi fillies on the ground to retain, to breed to Versace (via frozen semen),” says Brown. To that end, they purchased an embryo from Glitzy, dam of MPA Giovanni, and one from twice-national champion Dulcinea BHF, and are hoping for fillies. They also look forward to a foal from Marlene Dietrich, who is by Marwan Al Shaqab and out of their U.S. National Champion Mare and Futurity Filly, Bey Fireeshah. “We also have an exquisite 2-year-old Versace daughter who’s out of my Marwan daughter,” Brown adds. “I kept her for breeding to Trussardi.” That mare is named, appropriately, Falling In Love Again.

Trussardi (Stival x Precious As Gold)

“I really think that the majority of it is Precious As Gold,” he reflects, considering Rojo’s success and the remarkable venture that is starting now with Trussardi. “She loved people. When we first got her, we’d try to turn her out to be with other horses, and she wanted nothing to do with that. I would sit in a lawn chair in the paddock with her so that she would stay outside and graze.” Later in life, after the mare had recovered from founder, they would open the door to her stall and let her come and go as she pleased. “People would stop to tell me, ‘You’ve got a loose horse,’ and I’m like, ‘She isn’t going anywhere.’ She was almost human-like. Versace was like that, and Trussardi is taking on that attitude.”   “What I would like everybody to know is that we love the Arabian horse and we were fortunate enough to have acquired Precious As Gold from Walter Mishek,” Dr. Williams offers. “She has contributed immensely, immeasurably, to our breeding program. And, through Versace, to the breed.” Now the time has come for Trussardi to live up to his heritage. John Brown smiles when he remembers Trussardi’s birth. “For whatever reason, the stars all aligned that day,” he observes. “The only thing I did wrong was not buy a lottery ticket!” n Volume 43, No. 6 | 21


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U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Kara Larson U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure with Leah Boyd

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U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Toni Dolby

Lots of Fire CRF

U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD with Dick Ames

Noble Bey CRF

U.S. National Top Ten AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity with John Golladay

SA The Gambler

U.S. National Top Ten HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 with Kara Larson

Sir Marwan CRF

U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt with Andy Sellman

Starr Llight

U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Elizabeth Moore

Toi Sensation CRF

U.S. National Top Ten AEPA $50,000 HA/AA Halcon Saddle Seat Futurity with John Golladay

Toi Slamtastic CRF

U.S. National Reserve Champion HA/AA English Pleasure with John Golladay

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2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt Thank You, Andy Sellman, & Argent Farms!

Marwan Al Shaqab Ă— Ames Mirage 2012 CANADiAN NATiONAL CHAMPiON FUTURiTy COLT 2012 SCOTTSDALE CHAMPiON 3-yEAR-OLD COLT scottsdale signature stallion ~ Minnesota Medallion stallion ~ Iowa Gold star stallion

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10-Time Champion & ReseRve national Champion

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Matoi x Fantasy Watch

2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian english Pleasure Open with John Golladay Owned by: JANiCe & LAURA MORTON Bred by: Cedar Ridge Arabians

“We couldn’t be more proud of John and Slammy. What a remarkable pair! It was a long two years for Slammy, but John persevered, he was vigilant and patient with his recovery and training. But like we witnessed at Nationals, it was truly worth it! Winning Reserve National Champion will be the sweetest win we will ever have. Thank you, we love you both.” — Joe, Janice, Laura, and the entire Morton family.

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4-Time Champion & ReseRve national Champion

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2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian english Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Kara Larson 2012 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Open with Leah Boyd 2012 UNANiMOUS Canadian National Champion English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 2012 UNANiMOUS Canadian National Champion English Pleasure AATR

Owned by: KARA LARSON Bred by: Cedar Ridge Arabians

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Tacoma is a sporty English or country prospect. He has all the talent his pedigree suggests, and will be a really handsome show horse.

Matoi Afire is a sporty purebred country or English prospect. He will be ready to go for the 2013 show season, and he has everything it takes to be successful in the show ring. He will make a nice youth, amateur or open horse.

BrAss sTAr Brass x CB Shining Star 2000 Gelding

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monegAsque Du Troi Monaco x Troikav 2006 Half-Arabian Gelding

This young gelding is a beautifully spotted pinto that will excel in the H/A country division. He has a very sweet disposition and aims to please. He would also excel in the equitation and show hack divisions.

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AE Excel x Shetaxa Bay 2001 Gelding

Jackson is a beautiful purebred country horse. He was shown to national top tens in 2012 by a 13 & Under and an amateur rider. He also garnered Regional championships with an amateur. He’s very safe and adaptable to any rider. The more rider he has, the more horse he is.

Brass x Toi Jabaska 2005 Gelding

“Mr” is a big, impressive black gelding. With his beauty and size, he’s hard to miss, and his laid-back temperament is icing on the cake. In 2012, Mr Ames garnered championships in amateur country at Scottsdale and Regionals.

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CW Jackson

Royal Toi CRF

Red Hot Chili Stepper

Matoi Afire

Noble Majesty CRF

Mr Ames CRF

Royal toi CRF

A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska 2009 Gelding

Matoi x Royal Starina 2009 Half-Arabian Gelding

This handsome, sporty gelding has winning in his bloodlines. With motion to spare, this horse is a really fun English prospect.

This liver chestnut gelding has neck, motion and attitude. He’s a super fast learner who aims to please. He’ll be a fantastic amateur horse.

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toi Fabulous CRF

Brush Fire V x My Proud Mary 2007 Half-Arabian Mare

“Chili” is a super game, super sporty, country horse. She has a show horse attitude and will be ready to go for the 2013 show season for a youth or amateur rider.

Rj aMes

Brass x Toi Jabaska 2006 Gelding

4-Time National Champion & Reserve Country Gelding. RJ is a great prospect for the youth or amateur rider that wants to be in the winner’s circle.

Matoi x Fantasy Watch 2008 Half-Arabian Gelding

Toi Fabulous is a big, stretchy, handsome gelding. He’s a full brother to multi-national champion, Toi Slamtastic CRF. He is a fantastic junior horse and amateur prospect for the 2013 show season.

toi FaNtasize CRF Matoi x Fantasy Watch 2009 Half-Arabian Mare

A full sister to multi-national champion, Toi Slamtastic CRF, Fantasize looks to have the talent to follow in her brother’s footsteps. The only bay to come out of this cross, she’s very pretty with a ‘look-at-me’ attitude.

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ae-Dawn Arabians’ tenth Arabian Nights Open House was held on Friday evening, September 14, 2012 at Murray and Shirley Popplewell’s Saskatoon, Sask. Arabian horse facility. This farm is as magnificent, and as welcoming, as Rae-Dawn’s Scottsdale, Ariz. showplace. “This was our largest, ever,” says Murray Popplewell. “As we received more and more positive responses, we kept adding tables, until we had seating for 350—and we had over 500 people! We still had standing-room only for more than 150! Bey Ambition and other Rae-Dawn Arabians were presented, and we showed a 15-minute video honoring our trainer, Claudinei Machado’s 10 years with us. The film spotlighted Claudinei’s career from his beginnings in Brazil, to the present. Then we had our other staff members come out and be introduced, one at a time. There were lots of tears.

“The first year we had the open house, we invited people from a tennis club we owned who had asked to come out and see our horses. September in Saskatchewan is cold outside, and seeing the horses’ breath in the night air, and the special lighting, gave the evening a magical quality. This year our announcer, Chris Petford, from Arizona, told our guests a little about the Arabian horse’s history, and used a live horse to explain the Arabian’s ideal conformation. Many of our guests were non-horse people; a lot of them came up to me afterwards and marveled about how much they had learned at Chris’s informal ‘clinic.’ And Trona Garvie came out and created a wonderful documentary of the event that is available On Demand from SaskTel Max. Trona will be creating a second documentary, using the Rae-Dawn Arabians, of a foal’s life, from birth to show ring national champion!”

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n a beautiful fall Saturday morning, October 6, 2012, Belvedere Farm opened its gates at 9:30 a.m. to welcome more than 100 guests to its third annual open house. Following a 90-minute open barn, trainers Tara Carpio and Les Sichini presented Belvedere’s collection of young horses. These included colts and fillies by Apalo, OFW Magic Wan, DA Valentino, Afires Heir, Ever After NA and others. Most youngsters were out of Belvedere’s aristocratic broodmare collection including daughters of Ryad El Jamaal, Sir Fames HBV, Parys El Jamaal, WN Ultimate Star, Besson Carol and others. During and after a barbecue lunch, an open panel discussion was led by Belvedere’s owner, Mickey Womble, Belvedere trainers Tara Carpio and Les Sichini, and Arabian horseman and judge Johnny Downing, the invited guest speaker. Panel and guests examined the complex challenges facing today’s Arabian horse industry. These included the declining numbers of horses being bred and its far-reaching effects, and AHA’s response to those issues. Possible solutions were proposed. Following lunch was a presentation of sale horses including proven and prospective performance and halter champions. The finale was the presentation of stallions Zaki al Farid, Zilal el Hawah and The Bandera. The event was a great day to have fellowship with fellow Arabian enthusiasts, to discuss issues important to us all, and to enjoy a large collection of some of the most beautiful Arabians in the country. It was nearly 4:00 p.m. when the last guests departed!

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Afire Bey V x Ritida 12x NATIONAL CHAMPION

U.S. National Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 with Nicole Lawrence

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U.S. National Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over U.S. National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Lori Lawrence

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Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold

U.S. National Champion Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Lori Lawrence

Congratulation to Dr. John & Karen Sparks on the purchase of “Slash!” We wish you the best of luck with him.

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Dear Joel, Ashton and the Kiesner Training team, On Saturday evening, October 27, 2012, a long awaited dream was realized by the Blankenship and Williams family. The championship title in the AEPA $100,000 Purebred Saddle Seat Futurity was won by our horse Bel Heir LR. To say we were thrilled is an understatement, but to share it with Joel, Ashton and our friends, is beyond words. Thank you for the integrity, dedication, and patience you have shown to us and to our horses. A special horse and an amazing trainer made a dream come true. Bill, Nancy, Amy, Chris, Emma, & Avery

Afires Heir x JKF Wistful

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Thank you to Joel & Ashton Kiesner and Joe & Michele Reser for making so many dreams come true this year.

Mariachi WA x Watchful

U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Kiesner

It is a pleasure and a privilege to work with such talented trainers and wonderful people. I am very blessed to be able to call Kiesner Training and Setting Sun Stables home. Thank you, as well, to my family and friends who have made this such an amazing year. All of the ribbons don't compare to the friendships I have made at both of these farms over the years! Cheers! ~Jessica

Special thanks to breeders K2 Arabians (Robert & Kenna Burbeck) and Wunderbar Arabians (The Friesen family) for their continued support and enthusiasm for these special horses.

Marwan Al Shaqab x Koweta Sonatina

U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR with Jessica Anderson

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U.S. Nationals

Like a first-run film or a Broadway play, each U.S. National Championship Show has a character all its own. To learn more about how people saw this year’s event, we asked several who were there for their thoughts. What were their favorite memories? How would they evaluate the show? What was best about it, and what suggestions could they offer for the future? There were as many opinions, of course, as there were speakers. However, it was not long before trends became apparent, observations that recurred again and again. For instance, nearly everyone said that this year, there was a new, positive feel to the show, a simmering of enthusiasm 58 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

in the Arabian community that had not been apparent at the U.S. Nationals in recent years. Did everyone suddenly endorse Tulsa? Not really. Many prefaced their answers by saying that it was not their favorite location, but then cited improvements this year that gave them hope for the future. Perhaps it was best phrased by halter judge Van Jacobsen, who said that it was as if everyone had decided to look on the glass as half-full, rather than half-empty. The new sense of excitement was palpable, most said, and they recognized the effort put in by the Show Commission and the APAHA volunteers not only to upgrade the show’s decorations, but to solve past problems and restore the feeling of “Aren’t we lucky to be here!”


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There are some facets of Tulsa Expo Square that draw unreserved praise. “It has the cleanest facilities of anyplace we show,” said Chuck Siemon. “They even clean the wash racks!” Add to that, the weather this year was exemplary—not too hot, nor too cold, and an ongoing parade of fair skies. (As one observer said, there was never a need to throw a tarp over your horse’s head as you hurried through a pelting rain to one of the rings.) The stall decorations, as usual, were beautiful, and Maddy Winer’s rendition of the National Anthem during the opening ceremonies was inspiring. And Arabians were great not only in competition, but as entertainment too: Sylvia Zerbini’s troupe of eight liberty horses gave new meaning to the breed’s legendary intelligence.

Joe Alberti

Rohara Arabians, Orange Lake, Fla. “One of the reasons that this Nationals was special to me is because it was the first time I won a national championship with a purebred,” said trainer Joe Alberti. “The horse was Rohara Crown Prince, who was the U.S. National Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, owned by Matt Murray. It was also Matt’s first national championship after 30-something years of showing Arabian horses.” Actually, the 2012 U.S. Nationals was good for Alberti on a lot of fronts. Showing 15 horses, he won four national championships, three reserve titles and 22 top tens. Rohara fared even better, adding another 10 top tens to the total.

“The show has gotten better every year since it’s been in Tulsa,” said Siemon. “If you had only visited that show, that week, and seen all the positive things that were going on, you wouldn’t think there was any concern about the U.S. economy. Everything was so attractive, and it was wonderful to see so many people working so hard toward a common goal.”

But it was the personal stories that he remembers best. “I love watching my amateurs, who have put in their time all year, come in that ring and win national championships,” he said. “I love seeing their faces. Obviously, I love showing horses and I love winning, but when the amateurs do well and it’s something they’ve worked at, it’s just a great feeling.”

Here is what a broad selection of Arabian owners, trainers, breeders and exhibitors had to say about the 2012 U.S. Nationals.

About the show overall, he observed, “I thought that everybody did a very good job and it was very well run. The committees in charge of decorating, who were trying to ‘spruce the place up,’ did an amazing job. And in the show, the quality was great and the class numbers were increased from last year, which was really encouraging to see. “I’m not a huge Tulsa fan,” he conceded, “but we are there, so I’m a part of ‘we need to make the best of it,’ and I really think they’re trying to do that. My only negative came from being one of (I was told by the show office) only a handful of trainers who show both halter and performance on a national level, so having the Pavilion and the Ford Truck Arena run simultaneously made for a very hectic schedule. I know that they’re working on that; they did the best that they could do and I really appreciate that.”

Bob Battaglia

Battaglia Farms, Scottsdale, Ariz. “My observation of the show this year was that AHA has really tried to listen to the exhibitors and do something about some of the major problems,” said Bob Battaglia. “And the quality of the horses was absolutely incredible. The biggest problem that I saw with the show was the separation of the halter/breeding classes and the performance classes. They’re held in two different rings and there was no way to watch both, which was very disappointing if you are an Arabian breeder.

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see’ classes for anyone looking for young English performance horses—but they are so much more than that! What could be better than watching all the top 4-year-olds in the country being individually showcased? The pattern classes were beautiful, and such a treat for the audience and everyone watching on the live feed. I loved them, and as a breeder, it is so encouraging to know that our young horses will have the opportunity both to win huge prize money and to be displayed to the world in such a great venue. It is such a tremendous marketing opportunity for breeders and for the AEPA-enrolled stallions. 

“However, overall, I felt that the atmosphere at the horse show this year was much more ‘up,’ and people seemed to be enjoying themselves more than they had in the past few years. That’s a positive sign for the Arabian horse industry.”

Gerald Canda

Breeder, Seattle, Wash. “This year’s U.S. Nationals was surreal,” reflected Gerald Canda. “I bought my first U.S. National Top Ten stallion, Pride of Fairwood, as a yearling in 1969. That was 43 years ago. For 2012, I bred the U.S. National Reserve Champion Senior Stallion, Aria Impresario, and the U.S. National Champion 2-Year-Old Filly, GC Seasons Of Love. And this year’s U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Gelding, H Mercury H, although I didn’t breed him, represents generations of my program. I bought his fourth dam, RDM Moon Gypsy, in 1976 (and she later gave me Gai Séance, who was the 1987 U S. National Reserve Champion Stallion). “My family has always come first,” he noted. “My wife, Mercedita, and I have been married 44 years, and I’m a grandfather now, but this year’s U.S. Nationals really brought home what a great part of my life breeding and showing Arabian horses has been.”

Peter Conway

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“The finals of the AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 Half-Arabian Futurity was spectacular and the $100,000 AEPA Purebred Futurity was the highlight of the show. The depth of talent was incredible, and the crowd loved every second of it.  “I am very proud of the AEPA for building this program. We have over $500,000 banked for future prize payouts. Every March, we hold the online AEPA Stallion service auction and reserve every dime for prize money. The program is all about encouraging participation in the English performance division, and it is working. Kudos all around!”

Christy Egan

Arabian Horse Global and Arabian Results, Boulder, Colo. Like everyone else, Christy Egan sensed the positive atmosphere of the show. “There was a lot of very, very good energy at the Nationals this year,” she said. “And there were some beautiful performances—some classes which just defied adjudicating, they were so good (the western pleasure championship comes to mind). HalfArabian English is always one to run to the ring for, and the two AEPA classes were phenomenal.” With Arabian Horse Global, Egan had a better feel than most for the interest simmering around the country and internationally. “We had real good numbers,” she said. “At any given moment that you looked to see who was online, you would have at least a 1,000 people. We pumped up our bandwidth for U.S. Nationals—really, we like tripled it, just for the show—and we used every ounce of it.


2012 U.S. Nationals “We went through a couple of little bleeps, where something started to hiccup because the system was stressed,” she noted (which was positive for the show in terms of attention, but hectic for the staff ). “The night of the futurity fillies and colts, we had been told that the odds of x-number of people coming online at one time were something like a million to one—but they did! We’d told everyone 7 p.m., and thousands of people hit at once, like a cannon, to see the futurity in the Pavilion. It took us a few minutes to straighten it out.” The simulcast also was coordinated with USEF. “The first simulcasts we did with USEF were last summer, for the Egyptian Event and Youth Nationals,” Egan said. “For U.S. Nationals, I thought, ‘oh, cool, we’ll have a couple of thousand; we’ll jump that much.’” Their viewership jumped, but not the 2,000 she had envisioned; Friday and Saturday

night feeds attracted more than 3,500 viewers each. “There are proponents for and against [live streaming],” she said. “People say ‘if they can watch the show, they won’t come,’ and I completely disagree with that. We’ve had a lack of attendance by the general public for a long time; to change that, we have to go out and get them. And for many people who legitimately want to come to the show and can’t (like grandparents, friends, people who once owned horses), this allows them to stay involved. I got a nice note from Bill and Donna Bachmann, who were customers of mine 25 years ago; for health reasons, it became too much trouble for both of them to come. They said, ‘thank you for doing this—this way we can watch, because we miss all of you!’” For Egan, there was a broader, ongoing goal in Arabian Horse Global’s mission at the U.S. Nationals. “I’ve had a

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big epiphany over the past two years, since we’ve been doing this,” she said. “I always felt that people out there had a lot of interest in Arabian horses, but that was kind of an intuition. What I’ve discovered from doing Arabian Horse Global and doing outreach is that there are thousands of people interested in Arabian horses. We have the mystique of history and a heritage like no other horse. Our problems are not with people getting interested in Arabian horses or wanting to be around Arabian horses. Our problem is that we don’t reach them. And reaching them is precisely why we opted to be a part of the Arabian Horse Global partnership.”

Tommy Garland

Tommy Garland Horsemanship, Powhatan, Va. “It was one of the worst shows I’ve had in a number of years,” reported Tommy Garland, who usually comes home with a wall’s worth of ribbons, especially in the western division. “But my daughter, Katie, did great and that made up for the whole thing. She was reserve in the English Futurity with ROL Divine Style. That was huge for her, because he’s a young horse that she did herself, and that’s been her dream to do the whole time. She was the only girl, 20 years old, on a 3-year-old horse, competing against all those guys—that was pretty cool!” He was particularly grateful to client Nancy DeLisi, of DelSan Arabians, who opened the door for Katie’s success.

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“Nancy told us to find a horse and we did,” Garland said. “She wanted Katie to be able to start her career doing English, wanted to help her out. That was huge, to give a young trainer a chance like that. We knew he was a very nice horse, and then at the show, he just got better because we were bringing him on slow. When she got in there and started trotting around, we knew she had a chance.” Garland spent the class not only as father and coach, but also announcer for his wife and friends at home. “Dawn was home, so I was on the phone with her when they called the top ten,” he said. “It was pretty exciting. The people back here were watching it on the live feed and they were all hollering and screaming. For me, anytime someone like our amateurs win, it’s great. But knowing how bad Katie wanted to do English, and I never could afford to buy her an English horse [of that caliber], the fact that she had the opportunity and did that made us very proud. It’s good to see a young trainer being successful, whether it’s my daughter or someone else. We need that.”

Kellie Frye

Argyle, Texas “I think Kristian Dior wanted it more than I did!” said Kellie Frye of their 2012 U.S. National Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Championship. Arabians and


2012 U.S. Nationals Half-Arabians have been in Frye’s life since she was 9. “I reacted pretty emotionally. I was so happy, I cried! This was my first national championship, but he was 2006 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Futurity horse with J.T. Keller. Last year at U.S. Nationals, Kristian Dior broke his jaw and I never got to ride him.” Stan White III had Frye’s personable, now completely recovered, Versace gelding for 30 days before this year’s show.

John Golladay

Cedar Ridge Arabians, Jordan, Minn. “I thought the U.S. Nationals was great,” John Golladay declared. “The quality was as good as I’ve ever seen it; there were a lot of promising young horses. I’m pretty partial to Louisville and Albuquerque, but this show has always been ‘the place to be,’ regardless of location. There was a lot more going on—more horses, a lot of futurities and maturities, and many more added classes for amateurs—than there were in the first U.S. National Shows I attended with my dad. And of course, the horses are the best thing about the show.”

Bill Hughes

Show Commission Chair, Chino Hills, Calif. “It was a happening, not just a horse show,” said Bill Hughes. “We had 1,847 horses, and it was amazing how the whole Arabian horse community came together;

everybody was pulling together to make the show great. Our volunteers and APAHA members, organized by Mary Jane Brown and Johnny and Christine Ryan, did an outstanding job. The show this year had a whole different, positive feel. I think, in my experience, it was one of the most outstanding U.S. National Shows we have ever had.”

Van Jacobsen

U.S. Nationals Halter Judge, Pine Island, Minn. “As a judge, I thought the quality of horses was impeccable, and I really enjoyed judging the halter horses in the halter venue. The Pavilion provided the exhibitors an opportunity to show their horses to their best advantage; there was no rush that ‘we need to hurry this class through because others are waiting’ type thing. I thought the quality of the horses was impeccably high— phenomenal, actually, in several classes. “As an Arabian owner and often-times attendee at U.S. Nationals, I thought that there was more positive energy on the fairgrounds than I have seen in a long time. People seemed to be saying, ‘It’s time to look on the bright side of things. Instead of the glass is half empty, the glass is half full. Let’s make the most of where we are. Let’s all showcase our beautiful horses and do it in a positive fashion.’ While there are other great horse shows, this still is our national show. Let’s make it the best we can. “I don’t want to imply that all of the credit goes to the Positive Change movement, but that is a part of it. I’m getting ready to head off to Convention. There will be differences of opinion there, absolutely, but that doesn’t mean we can’t discuss different viewpoints in a civilized fashion. And when the vote is taken and the decision is made, we all need to support it. We still need to move our breed forward, and I think that U.S. Nationals this year was part of that. It was a good show.”

Larry Jerome

Jerland Farms, Barron, Wis. “We had a very successful Nationals because so many of the things that I feel strongly about were validated,” said Larry Jerome. “From a horse standpoint, I would say that my stallions confirmed my belief that you can have everything—that type and performance ability are synonymous with one another. We shouldn’t try to divide between the two; they are both equally important and they should be considered when people are planning breedings. That’s because we have a responsibility to make sure that the horses we breed can have good homes. “One of the most exciting things for me was that Khadraj NA get floated to the top in the western performance classes,” he offered. That may be an understatement; the stallion’s get won the purebred Volume 43, No. 6 | 65


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2012 U.S. Nationals western pleasure open, junior and futurity titles, all with different trainers. “One thing that was very important to me was when Jody Strand rode Moonshine J to a top ten [Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity] on Wednesday, and the next day, went national champion in a halter class [HalfArabian Futurity Geldings]. That says to me that yes, it is possible. “One of the other things that was important to me is that I have friends who follow all the disciplines, and I truly enjoy watching all the classes. I felt that even though the people have been disgruntled about some of the things that AHA has done, there was an effort being made to try to pull things together. There was a better feeling about everything; there were a lot of people making a lot of effort in many ways, doing what they could do to unify us as an Arabian breed—an Arabian family. “So, of course, the successes of the Khadraj NA and MPA Giovanni offspring were exciting for me. And for me, Nationals was like Christmas—I got to see not only great horses, but great people too, and that means a lot to me.”

Ashton Kiesner

Kiesner Training, Louisville, Tenn. “Team Kiesner finished off the 2012 U.S. Nationals in great style!” said Ashton Kiesner. “After 10 days of competition, our team earned six national championships, five national reserve championships and 23 top tens! Among the top winners was the exciting AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity National Championship, which Joel won riding Bel Heir LR, owned by William Blankenship. Continuing the winning streak was Joel riding Emperors Fire to the National Reserve Championship in the AEPA $50,000 Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity. What a great year it has been and what an honor it is to have such high quality horses and clients as part of this amazing team. Thank you to everyone and congratulations to all on being part of this amazing show!”

Keith Krichke

Krichke Training Center, Vicksburg, Mich. “We had a great U.S. Nationals show,” said Keith Krichke. “We had a fabulous time in Tulsa—we’re very lucky to be able to work with and enjoy such a wonderful group of supportive and dedicated clients. We were very

fortunate to have shown several national champions and reserve champions, as well as top tens, including National Champion Arabian Gelding AAOTH and National Reserve Champion Gelding 6-7, HF Psypher, owned by Texie Lowery; National Champion Yearling Gelding In-Hand, Bon Iver, bred and owned by Maureen and me; National Reserve Champion Arabian Mare Breeding AAOTH, Silver Laace, presented by her owner Jessie Szymanski; and National Reserve Champion HalfArabian Mare Saddle Pleasure 7 and Over, Koweta Call Me Emmie, also owned by Jessie Szymanski. We want to thank each of our clients for their continued support and for making this an unforgettable year.”

Tish Kondas

Showtime Training Center, Newnan, Ga. “The quality was excellent, the best I’ve seen in years,” Tish Kondas said. “The horses were well turned out and wonderfully presented. For the record, it’s a long show, and the footing problems are troubling. Realizing improvements have been made at the national level, I feel like we are still ‘settling’ in certain areas.”

Claire Larson

Tea, S.D. “Well, naturally, my favorite part of the show was when Pyro won,” said Claire Larson, who with his wife, Margaret, owns U.S. National Champion Senior Stallion Pyro Thyme SA. “To me, it was like winning the Super Bowl. It was a wonderful time and a truly big win for us. And really, I thought that the whole show was nice; I was really impressed with Tulsa this year.”

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Ashlynd Pleus

FFA Junior Judging Team member, Columbia City, Ind. “I started showing Quarter Horses in ‘Peewee’ classes when I was 5,” said Ashlynd Pleus. “I’m currently ranked third in the nation in hunt seat, and also compete in barrel racing. I was raised to believe that Arabians were highstrung, crazy and not very intelligent. This was our team’s second time at Arabian Nationals. We watched halter first and thought, ‘This is cool!’ Arabians are very elegant, refined and stylish, and there is so much diversity. Each horse has a different face, neck and eye appeal. In Quarter Horse halter classes, everything, and every horse is very standardized. Then we watched a park class. Wow! There is nothing even close to that in the Quarter Horse world!

Pyro Thyme SA hadn’t been shown since his U.S. National Stallion Championship in 2007. What made the Larsons decide to bring him back into the show ring? “You know, I always said that I’d never bring him back,” Larson admitted, “but this year he seemed to be in the best condition of his life, so I just had to bring him back into the show ring. And with the support of Andy Sellman and a lot of other people, we decided that we wanted to come back to U.S. for the chance to win again. We just really wanted people to be able to see him in person—he’s the best stallion that I’ve ever owned and in my opinion, one of the best stallions ever. And it was great at U.S. because the crowd was just wild about him, which always makes it better. It was such a pleasure and honor to me that everyone was so excited about him—it was really an unforgettable night and win. I am very proud of him and very proud of everyone that was a part of it. Not everyone has the chance to have a horse that does that well, and at the same time, is such a gentleman.”

Crystal McNutt

Crystal McNutt Performance Horses, Scottsdale, Ariz. “I think it was a good show,” said reining trainer Crystal McNutt. “The added amateur classes created a lot of interest. It made my amateur riders feel like they had a chance of winning; ‘I can do that!’ they’d say, and feel confident. This year’s show was very much about doing what was in the exhibitors’ best interests. The warm-up rings were smaller than we’re used to, but we made do. We did have to ride at night because we had to wait for the trail people to finish—and we started at 8 a.m. the next day!”

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“We saw a lot in nine days. Arabian western looks like Quarter Horse western: slow, with slightly different head carriage. Quarter Horses in hunt seat do an extended trot, but no hand gallop. There is nothing in the Quarter Horse or Paint world that can do so many different disciplines, and do them well. I’m going to Oklahoma State next year, and getting into strictly barrels and reining. I want to find something young and green that can run (waiting until their joints develop, of course, so they aren’t crippled by the time they’re 8). Quarter Horses are fast, but only over short distances. I want to have something good, something competitive. After what I’ve seen, I’m looking for a horse with Arabian blood. They have more stamina than any other breed. Arabians are so responsive—and they’re so beautiful.”

Christine Ryan

Springwater Farms Arabians, Stockton, N.J. “This was one of the most upbeat and energetic U.S. Nationals in recent history,” attested Christine Ryan of Springwater Farms Arabians. For the last few years, Ryan has helped decorate the Tulsa facility for the national show. “The improvements by the show commission and the facility made the event more comfortable for exhibitors and spectators. The fact that AHA could put on such an outstanding show in this economy is a testament to the strength and dedication of our industry. I’m proud to be part of this organization.”

Andy Sellman

Argent Farms, River Falls, Wis. “My most memorable moment from the show was showing Pyro Thyme SA, and there are several reasons why that was important to me,” Andy Sellman said. “I’ve been showing horses professionally for 17 years, and this was the second time that I got to show a national champion stallion. In my eyes, I think that this title is the most sought-after title there is. And I think that my colleagues and I are all in the same boat as we try to align ourselves with horses that are worthy of doing something like that—being a national champion stallion. From there,


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Inaugural Red Carpet We’ve been hearing it for the past few years, even before the U.S. Nationals departed Louisville and Albuquerque: whatever happened to the glamour that used to characterize our national show? There was a time when, on Friday and Saturday nights, only those handling horses showed up in jeans; everyone else was dressed to the nines. Lately, it’s been primarily up to the horses to introduce the glamour at Nationals—until this year. One of the contributions of the Positive Change movement was a Red Carpet on Friday and Saturday night, and, as the old saying goes, the stars came out. The Red Carpet, which ran from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and was live-streamed on Arabian Horse Global and the USEF website, was the brainchild of Lester Martin of Lawson, Mo. Martin advanced the idea on Positive Change’s Facebook page, and the idea took off like a rocket. He enlisted his friend, Michelle (“Mike”) Hoelscher, who had worked in the fashion industry, and she arranged for Saks Fifth Avenue to sign on. In seven short weeks, they organized the support of AHA (the entire Show Commission and AHA Staff Liaison Julie Stewart) and got Arabian Horse Global’s Jim and Christy Egan to sign on. And on Friday evening at the U.S. Nationals, the red carpet was on the air. Well-dressed Arabian horse owners, trainers, breeders and exhibitors were ready for their close-

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we have to prepare them in a fashion that is bordering on perfection, so that not only do you have a good enough horse, but it’s easy to use and a horse that people easily get behind. And so, it’s very rewarding and an honor to win that title, period. In addition, what made it truly special was doing it with the people in my life that I care so much about. To have that experience with my new family was really a special situation.” And it was not just family, but friends, too, that touched him. “There was amazing energy there for that horse, and the thing I realized that night, was ‘whoa, I didn’t realize we have so many friends!’ But honestly, every person that was in the picture is somehow or another a part of our lives or Pyro’s life or Claire and Margaret’s life. It was so cool, how many people were supportive. Another thing that made it so wonderful was winning the viewer’s choice award—having Pyro be so well received, and having our friends there to share the moment with Claire and with all of us. Experiences like that are made better when surrounded by friends and family, and that’s exactly what we had. “Angie and I have talked about the show quite a bit since we got home,” Sellman continues, “and all in all, I thought that the show commission and the various contributors to the show made this U.S. Nationals really great. The decorations and the pageantry were excellent, and the feel of the show was one of the best they’ve had in Tulsa. It was just a friendlier and more enjoyable feel this year. I really think that this year was a step towards gaining back any people who may have lost interest or support in U.S. Nationals.”

Gregg Shafer

Shafer Arabians, Warren, Ohio “We won both open park championships—purebred and Half-Arabian—at both the U.S. and Canadian Nationals this year,” said Gregg Shafer, who started showing when he was 9. “I think that’s the only time that ever happened. It was pretty special. One of the horses is an Allience baby, from one of the first Allience breedings I sold.” Nancy and Gregg Shafer purchased Allience, the four-time U.S. and Canadian National Champion Park Horse, 1992 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Horse, and 1996 U.S. National Champion in Formal Driving in 2003, but have been breeders for almost 40 years.

Tim Shea

Shea Stables, St. Clair, Mich. “The quality of the horses and horsemanship at the U.S. Nationals was just off the charts,” said Tim Shea. “One of my favorite things was the AEPA class; this is the first year we have had it at Nationals. One of the neat things about it is that it gave the opportunity for some of these young trainers to shine. That was cool to me, to see some of these


2012 U.S. Nationals young people coming up and how good they are getting—and looking down the road, how good they are going to be.” Would he care to get specific? Sure. “Matt Siemon winning both Half-Arabian open park and purebred open park was historically significant. Stachowskis have three young people: Sharon Blendinger, who won the junior country; Gabe DeSoto and Jon Ramsay, who’s working for them in California. Then there was Dalton Budd, who put on a hell of a show for reserve in the junior Half-Arabian English stake. And of course Jessica Clinton, and Rhein Standish from Boisvert. Also, John Golladay had the crowd on their feet in the Half-Arabian English stake. Then there’s Leah Beth Boyd, Jason Krohn and Chase Harvill. Those are just some of the ones off the top of my head. There is a group of 20 and early 30-somethings

right now that are impressive and that bode well for the future of the breed, because we need those young people.”

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ups, being interviewed on camera by exhibitor Brittney Berget and Christy Egan. Anyone was welcome to appear on the red carpet, but to make sure that everything went smoothly, Martin recruited several people he knew would make good subjects. “I didn’t want it to be all fashion or all horses,” he said. “I wanted it to be kind of ‘Oprah moments.’ Amy Johnson was probably my favorite interview. Her husband was deployed overseas and she talked about how the Arabian horse has gotten her through his deployment, being a single mother while he’s gone, and how it was her horse and her horse community that gave her her sanity during that time. Those were the stories I was interested in telling— the interpersonal stories.” The kind of stories, he might add, that bring the community closer together and offer an effective outreach to the general public. Look for the Red Carpet to be back next year at U.S. Nationals. But it will be a little different, Martin says; in 2013, it will take place only on Saturday night, so that it does not compete with the popular Wine Walk, which raises money for the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. And they plan to provide a live feed of the action to the arena’s big screens and throughout the barns. This year was a shakedown cruise, and next year will be better than ever.

Les Sichini

Belvedere Farm, Cedartown, Ga. “I loved the show!” said trainer Les Sichini. “It was U.S. Nationals! This has been an exciting year. My clients won five national championships at that show. Our riders also won five national championships at Youth Nationals and one Canadian national championship. That’s 11 national championships, a very good year.”

Chuck Siemon

Siemon Stables, New Carlisle, Ohio “Each year it has improved,” stated trainer Chuck Siemon. “That’s quite a compliment to AHA and the APAHA. Center ring was beautiful, the judging was good, and they did a great job of scheduling. We still had time to work horses without staying up all night. Footing in the work arenas was too deep. We had a lot of tendons swollen. But they’ll get it. “Otherwise, it was all positive—overall, an incredible show. Each year we’ve come away saying we like Tulsa. The stands were full by mid-week! That gives you encouragement, and keeps me in business.”

Kennedy St. George

FFA Junior Judging Team Member, Columbia City, Ind. “When I got to Tulsa I thought, ‘Wow! This breed isn’t given enough credit!’” said Kennedy St. George. She is studying agronomy communications at Kansas State University, and hopes to become a journalist, writing to help increase public awareness about crop diseases. St. George grew up on a beef cattle and crop farm, and has been barrel racing Quarter Horses competitively since she was 13. “I had seen a couple of Half-Arabians at open shows, but I’d never seen high quality Arabian halter and performance horses until I came to U.S. Nationals. Once we started watching them, our team saw that they were beautiful, responsive to their handlers, and had so much diversity! They could do so many different disciplines well, and look beautiful doing them. We would sit and talk about the horses we were seeing.. Their athleticism, stamina and animation (those English and park horses!) definitely gave us a new appreciation for the breed. “I had always heard that they were crazy,” she continued, “and had never particularly cared about being involved with them, but I joined the judging team in 2008 to learn more about what was under the saddle. Now, after this judging experience, I would love to ride an Arabian! Arabians will definitely be the breed I look at when I finish college and start looking for my next horse.”

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2012 U.S. Nationals to make the show as good as possible with a facility which is adequate. This year, the show was upbeat; we had people looking at horses, and people wanted to have fun, so I have to say it was a much better atmosphere than it was in past years. The first year was not good, the second year it got better, and this year was the best year of all.” Stachowski, who saw his team win 16 national championships and five reserves, had reason to celebrate, but when he thought of the show, his favorite memory was not from the ring. “At the end of the show, we had a party and everybody came and had a great time. That’s what we need to do at these shows—have a good time!”

Peter Stachowski

Stachowski Farms, Mantua, Ohio “It felt like there was a much more upbeat enthusiasm at the show,” said Peter Stachowski. He attributed some of that

to the improved decoration of the ring, a better patron area, the festive line of lights on the rail and the green shavings, all of which lent a sense of importance to the competition. “I know they put much more effort into the footing, and the show ring was fine,” he added. “The work rings were better too, although personally, I’d like a little more shavings mixed in, for a little more softness. (I prefer less sand.) But at least it wasn’t packed hard, as it sort of was last year. I know they made a big effort, so if they could tweak it a little, that would be great.” He offered a suggestion for the future. “If we could make our presentations a little shorter, I think it would give people more free time and shorten the show in the evening,” he said. “Basically, for the win photos of the champions and reserves, it takes a long time to get all the owners and friends in the ring. I know people have a lot of enthusiasm and that’s a good thing, but for those pictures, why not have a photographer right outside the ring? Outside spectators that come to the show want to have a nice show that keeps moving.”

Sheila Varian

Varian Arabians, Arroyo Grande, Calif. “You simply have to be so proud of our horses,” Sheila Varian said, “because without doubt, the horses in our open divisions, especially the western, English and hunter horses, are simply spectacular. They are so schooled, so lovely, so well-presented, I could bring any person from any breed in for that Saturday night, and be very proud of our horses. They are simply over the top.”

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She offered several suggestions for in the future. “If I had my druthers, especially on Friday or Saturday night, we would decide whether we want a presentation or a show,” she said. “What we have now is more like a presentation/competition, which is wonderful and thrilling for those of us that love the Arabian horse, but it’s not an exciting show. That’s okay if we are happy with what we have, but on Friday and Saturday nights, I’d like to see us step it up a little. “For instance, there are certainly ways of making it exciting for a short few minutes while the scores are being tabulated. Think out of the box! Think of what would keep your focus on the ring for that time—for instance, it could be riders galloping around the ring with an American flag and a flag from one of the states. Probably there would be someone at the show who would be willing to carry the flag for one performance (unpaid, of course), and the flags could be donated by the members in each state. By the end of the show, all of the states which have Arabian horses there could have seen their flags go around. That’s just a thought. “And personally, I’d like to have the photograph of the champion and reserve

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2012 U.S. Nationals champion be taken outside. It takes too long for a group of people to go into the ring for the photograph; perhaps a nice site could be designed out back. (Again, I’m just talking about Friday and Saturday night, not the whole show.) Another thing I’d like to see is that in the finals, each horse that comes in is announced, and the announcer tells the crowd to pick their favorites and cheer them on. And I would love to see the finals for the reining back in center ring on Saturday night—it’s an exciting class that shows the amazing capability of the Arabian horse to shine in all disciplines. “But the bottom line is, if we want it to be a show, then we need to make it a show. If we want it to be a presentation, which is wonderful, then that’s fine, we have a presentation. But there would be more promotional value in a show.” She considered the halter classes as well. “So many different age groups in halter made classes small and not as interesting,” she observed. “I think it would be advantageous to go back to where the national champion mare and stallion no longer qualify to show in halter at the Nationals, which would leave room for the horses coming up. That would definitely encourage more horses to show. I do like seeing the scores on the screen right after the horse shows, although it appears that the score for legs is the defining point (or else that we have no adequate-legged horses in our breed, which I know is not so). There were some beautiful horses that were presented very well, and the quality of the horses we are breeding now is very apparent in all of the disciplines. “And finally, it would be my desire for people to understand the effect of some of our padding and overshoeing. We need to remember that with that much shoe on some of these horses—including some of the western pleasure, hunter and halter horses—they no longer can be turned out in a paddock to see a little sun. A little of that kind of enjoyment would have a big effect on some of the behavior, such as anxiety, cribbing and ulcers, that we see in many show horses.

have worked so hard over the past year, be rewarded for their efforts,” said Michael Whelihan. “I am extremely proud of each of my amateur riders. Here at the farm, my clients and I believe awards are great, but it’s about the ride—not the ribbon. I want my riders to be proud of their accomplishments in making advances toward their personal goals and better horsemanship. “I also really enjoyed the addition of the AEPA Futurity classes to the Nationals. They were fun classes with very talented horses. I like the fact that these futurities showcase 4-year-olds, and I especially appreciate that the classes are now in October. I believe this greatly benefits the health of our horses by allowing more time for training, which relieves some of the stress placed on these young horses to perform at extremely high levels. It’s good for our horses and great for our breed.”

Maddy Winer

“The main thing is, though, that U.S. Nationals made you very, very proud of our Arabian breed. The performance horses were over the top.”

Owner, Asheville, N.C. “I had the honor of singing the national anthem at the opening ceremonies at both U.S. and Canadian Nationals this year,” reflected entertainer Maddy Winer. “I hadn’t done that since 1994, when I did it riding Karma Gypsy.” Winer bought her first Arabian horse in 1979. “These horses are so aware; they are part of our souls. The privilege—the icing—is having horses that are able to compete on a national level. Owning and showing Arabians is realizing my dreams; every morning I have to pinch myself. And I have been lucky to have Roxann Hart as a partner.”

Michael Whelihan

June Yahola

Whelihan Arabian Farms, Eatonville, Wash. “Although we had our share of the ribbons, the highlight of the U.S. Nationals for me was seeing my clients, who

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five-time U.S. National Champion Pyro Thyme SA, but still considers herself a small breeder. “What we breed has to be good enough not to be denied,” she said, “so good that they have to pay attention. “I was really proud of Tulsa and Oklahoma this year. The show was very well-run, well-organized, and everybody did a superb job!” What’s next for Yahola? “I’ve bred two national champion stallions. My next goal is to breed a national champion mare! I think I’ve already picked the mother. Now, to find her the perfect stallion.”

“I keep an order; I have a lead horse and then they’re numbered up to eight, but if my lead horse isn’t feeling well, my number two or three horse could lead. So if I ever decide to change, I can. I also try to keep the ones who get along really well together, just so they have more fun and to hopefully avoid the stress of a situation where somebody behind another is trying to nip them in the butt or something. Keeping buddies together prevents things like that, which makes it more fun for them.”

Sylvia Zerbini

The three Half-Arabians in her group are halfAndalusians. “They are the leader, the one in the middle,

Grande Liberté Performance Zerbini, who is based in Williston, Fla., is the former star of the equestrian spectacular Cavalia, and now is in demand with her own act, which features Arabians and Half-Arabians. “I find them more playful than any other breed and I also find them the most sensitive in all the breeds that I’ve worked with,” she explained. “So, therefore, they make the perfect liberty horses. And also, I’ve always been attracted to Arabians because I think that they’ve always had a bad rap, and they’re just so intelligent and sensitive. “They are so extremely smart; they have a silent language, and I think that a lot of people are trying to do way too much without reading the horse. If we sit back, don’t use so many words, and just observe, we can notice that they are actually trying to communicate with us with eye signals, head movements, and body language. If you watch horses out in the pasture, you can watch them communicate with each other, which relates very closely to what I do with Arabians. I just feel that they are so much more responsive and are a lot better partner than a lot of other breeds that I’ve worked with.” Zerbini’s impressive routines exhibit the intelligence and responsiveness of her horses. “I try to change the pattern,” she said. “Instead of keeping all eight or 10 working in one big line, I think it’s more interesting and shows more control when you’re able to have, say, 10 horses, and then call four or five, and send the others in a different direction. It shows that I am able to get their attention, because some people might think that they’re herd-bound and that they’re just running together as a group, but when I’m able to individually call different horses, it shows the level of control of the group. So that’s what I’m trying to show in the demonstration—that it’s not just a herd running around, but they’re really paying attention to and are aware of what’s happening. 76 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


2012 U.S. Nationals and the last one. The reason for this is because when I do eight abreast, I put the stronger-structured horses on the outsides to take up more of the weight and take a lot of the pressure off the other horses in the group. “In this group, the youngest is 4 and the oldest is 19,” she added. “The 19-year-old is the very last horse, and he was actually a problem horse that I got about 10 years ago. He was the horse that nobody could do anything with, and was one of the hardest horses that I ever had to train; it took me nearly a year to get him to perform. He had been really abused and mishandled, and he would just run for days—I think that he could’ve won the Indy

500. But now that it’s all said and done, he’s become one of my best horses, and when we tried to retire him, he got so upset that he quit eating. So, now I bring him on tours because the stress of the show is nothing. It keeps him happy.” The 2012 U.S. Nationals is now in the record books. The stories that emerged—the individual horses and people who turned in their best performances on one important day in October—will go on till next year. But if our survey is indicative of the mood in the Arabian community, the “take away” is that the future lies in everyone’s working together to go forward. n

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Show Results

Arabian Stallion Adult 4 & Over Champion PYRO THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

Arabian Colt (1-3 Years) Champion HARIRY AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation.

Arabian Stallion 8 & Over Champion PYRO THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Holly Onfire JW), shown by Andrew Sellman for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

Arabian Stallion 6-7 Champion ARIA IMPRESARIO (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica), shown by David Boggs for owner Sloan Family Impresario Holding.

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Arabian Stallion 4-5 Champion TRIBUTE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Diamond Tribute), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Jason Tackett.

Arabian 3-Year-Old Colt Breeding Champion ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by Joseph Alberti II for owner Matthew Murray.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Breeding Champion HARIRY AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation.

Arabian Yearling Colt Champion EXCALIBUR EA (Shanghai EA x Essence Of Marwan EA), shown by Ted Carson for owner Equus Arabians.

Arabian Futurity Colt Champion TRUSSARDI (Stival x Precious As Gold), shown by Eric Wolfe for owner Rojo Arabians.

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion MISTER MAGNUM (Magnum Chall HVP x Pretty Tricky), shown by owner Robert Janecki.

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Arabian Mare 4 & Over Champion CR JASMEENAH (WH Justice x Fforget-Me-Not), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Jassimya Farm.

Arabian Filly (1-3 Years) Champion LUXEMERE JIZETTE (KM Bugatti x TA Jihana Bey), shown by David Boggs for owners Anthony Marino Sr and Anthony Marino Jr.

Arabian Mare 8 & Over Champion CR JASMEENAH (WH Justice x Fforget-Me-Not), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Jassimya Farm.

Arabian Mare 6-7 Champion MARWAN CRISTALRCA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Crysstell), shown by Gregory Gallun for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Arabian Mare 4-5 Champion JJ LA BARONESA (Magnum Psyche x NV Angelica), shown by David Boggs for owner Mayed SA.

Arabian 3-Year-Old Filly Breeding Champion LUXEMERE JIZETTE (KM Bugatti x TA Jihana Bey), shown by David Boggs for owners Anthony Marino Sr and Anthony Marino Jr.

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Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Breeding Champion GC SEASONS OF LOVE (Aria Impresario x GC Memoirs Of Gaishea), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Gerald Canda.

Arabian Yearling Filly Champion MISS MARWAN PA (Marwan Al Shaqab x Miss Amerika), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Arabian Futurity Filly Champion RD MARCIENA (QR Marc x NW Siena Psyche), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Luciano Cury.

Arabian Mare AAOTH Champion ANNA MARIE BHF (Marwan Al Shaqab x BHF Anna Tevkah), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.

Arabian Gelding Adult 4 & Over and Gelding 6-7 Champion DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by owner David Boggs.

Arabian Gelding Juvenile (1-3 Years) Champion ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Russell Family Trust.

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Arabian Gelding 8 & Over Champion RELENTLYSS (First Cyte x Padrons Nike), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Kara Amundson-Laventure.

Arabian Gelding 4-5 Champion GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), shown by Austin Miller for owner Donald LeFever.

Arabian 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion SIR KEMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy), shown by Jeff Schall for owners Andrew and Christine Steffens.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion RD SHANTAR (Bey Ambition x RD Arietta Bay), shown by Claudinei Machado for owners Murray and Shirley Popplewell.

Arabian Yearling Gelding Champion BON IVER (Aria Impresario x Rosetta LA), shown by owner Keith Krichke.

Arabian Futurity Gelding Champion ARAGONN (Aria Impresario x MFA Annies Song), shown by Leslie Sichini for owner Christian Cook.

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Arabian Gelding AAOTH Champion HF PSYPHER (Amir Jamaal x HF Psyquoia, shown by owner Texie Lowery.

AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity Champion BEL HEIR LR (Afires Heir x JKF Wistful), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner William Blankenship.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion DEFYING GRAVITY RGS (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella), ridden by John Ryan for owner Cheryl Doran.

Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HA TOSKCAN SUN (Baske Afire x Matoska), ridden by James Stachowski for owner HA Toskcan Sun LLC.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion BORNE THIS WAY (Baske Afire x MD Aquarius), ridden by owner Jeri Smith.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 and AAOTR Maturity Champion CP SHENANIGAN (Anza Padron x CP Dance Card), ridden by owner Katherine Kirby.

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Arabian English Pleasure Futurity Champion HEIRS NOBLE LOVE (Afires Heir x Noble Aphroditie), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner T. Karlton Jackson.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion CSP AMERICAN IDOL (DS Mick Jagger x Merlot CSP), ridden by Gordon Potts for owners Stan and Barbara Cook.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ERA HORACIO (Baske Afire x Pavlova X), ridden by Sharon Blendinger for owner Whispers Acres, Inc.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion MBF BURNING SPRINGS (Baske Afire x Mahalin), ridden by owner Linda McArthur Conish.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter Ngold), ridden by Lori Lawrence, owner of Starline Arabians LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion MM SABE (Desperado V x Sabriina), ridden by owner Morgan Kelly.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion ROL CYCRET SERVICE (Cytosk x Passion X), ridden by owner Melanie Ronen.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Futurity Champion ROL MARTINI (Baske Afire x Matoska), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Kimberly Jarvis.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion ROXBURY (Hucklebey Berry x Parting Glance), ridden by Sara Erwin for owner Elizabeth Hoffman.

Arabian Park Horse Champion RONDE VU (Mamage x Ames Deja Vu), ridden by Matthew Siemon for owners Gregg and Nancy Shafer.

Arabian Park Horse AAOTR Champion MANDALAY BAY (Promotion x Mi Kaborina), ridden by Cathy Vecsey for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

Arabian Informal Combination Champion AFIRES NOBLEST (Afire Bey V x Her Nobility), ridden by Dwane Hankins for owners James and Linda Niebrugge.

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion MAXAMILLEN (Millennium LOA x Padronzza), ridden by Natalie Jones for owners Donna and Shannon Chudzicki.

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

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion EXPRESSLY BELLA (IXL Noble Express x Colorado Sage), driven by Shan Wilson for owner Karen Mahan.

Arabian Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion EXPRESSLY BELLA (IXL Noble Express x Colorado Sage), driven by owner Karen Mahan.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion VIBRATO G (Gitar MF x Starlite Flite), driven by Catharine Vincent for owner Jeffrey Allen.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion THUNDER STRUCK LR (SF Specs Shocwave x Berre Striking), driven by owner Lindsay Rinehart.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Champion KHABERET PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Kela), ridden by Elizabeth Bentley for owners Robert and Nancy Risen.

Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion KHASH PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Kela), ridden by Bob Locke for owner Bond Show Horses, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion AMAZING EDITION (Amazing Fame V x MCA Cherish), ridden by owner Joe Betten.

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

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion KRISTIAN DIOR (Versace x Kristianna), ridden by owner Kellie Frye.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion KHEANNE (Khadraj NA x TN Katiki), ridden by owner Brooke Pitassi.

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Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity Champion KHOSMOPOLITAN MD (Khadraj NA x Luck Wood Have It), ridden by Jody Strand for owner David Teigen.

Arabian Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), ridden by Kayli Fortun for owner Amara Spizzirri.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion VERUCCI (Versace x JA Flirtatious), ridden by Vickey Bowman for owner Maurene Samuelson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion PA LUCCHESE ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x Lily Dancer V), ridden by Caralyn Schroter for owner Tiffany Travis Capobianco.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion OFW PSY FI (Afire Bey V x OFW Psymara), ridden by owner Sidney Splawn Dolquist.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure 36-54 AAOTR Champion C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by owner Carrie Olson.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure 18-35 AAOTR Champion NEPYR (Neposzar x Balanai), ridden by Jaymie Woods for owners Doug and Kristi Stewart.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion EF TRI-N-SHOCME (SF Specs Shocwave x DA Trifinity), ridden by owner Mallory Pehrsson.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion PA MONTANA ALWAYS (Always A Jullyen V x BP Meditation Bey), ridden by Wendy Potts for owners Carole Ann Vandyke.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion NEPYR (Neposzar x Balanai), ridden by Jennifer Harris for owners Doug and Kristi Stewart.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion A NOBLE PASS (IXL Noble Express x SA Passing Fancy), ridden by Tish Kondas for owners Jeanne Marie, Anna and Colleen Boylan

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion CP HURRICANE (HF Mister Chips x First Danse), ridden by owner Christine Lawson.

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Arabian Mounted Native Costume Champion HL SANCTION (The Chief Justice x Overlook Seratifa), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owner Hawk Haven Farms LLC.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume AAOTR Champion MWF BENEDYKT (Afire Bey V x Bold Love), ridden by Kayli Fortun for owner Fortun Arabians LLC.

Arabian Reining Horse Champion IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Audrey Zinke.

Arabian Reining Junior Horse Champion TA MOZART (Kordelas x Marieta), ridden by John OHara for owner Kimberly Kirk Tillman.

Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Champion VLQ FRIENDLY FIRE (Forelock’s Petja x Polka Jane), ridden by owner Allison Mostowich.

Arabian Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion TA MOZART (Kordelas x Marieta), ridden by John OHara for owner Kimberly Kirk Tillman.

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Arabian Reining Intermediate Non-Pro AAOTR Champion WCT SHIMMR’N SHYNE (Shine On Mahogany x Lasa Flair), ridden by owner Abigaile Greendyk.

Arabian Reining Limited Non-Pro AAOTR Champion LE INDIAN OUTLAW (AUR Kenosee Colour x KGB Summer Classic), ridden by owner Megan Francis.

Arabian Reining Primetime Non-Pro AAOTR Champion ART BY HESA (Hesa Zee x Artymusme), ridden by owner Kevin Simmons.

Arabian Reining Rookie Non-Pro Champion SALTY JOHN (GS Khochise x Shezn Uptown Girl), ridden by owner Gail Genzel.

Arabian Trail Horse Champion PRETTY BOI MCCOY (Rob Roi McCoy x Gaijeta), ridden by Lou Roper for owners James and Karen Gavin.

Arabian Trail Junior Horse and Futurity Champion KHODY FAME (Mosqof Fame V x LK Flicka Bey), ridden by Lou Roper for owners Marilyn Bray and Marni Lombardo.

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Arabian Trail Horse AAOTR Champion IMMORTAL TREASURE (D A Napitov x Sugarnspice MC), ridden by owner Margaret Lucas.

Arabian Working Cow Horse Champion CIMMARRON SUNRISE (Cimmarron Bey x Hawaiian Dancer), ridden by Kathy Braden for owners Larry and Penny Nace.

Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse and Futurity Champion KALALOCH (Piaff PASB x Ahbliss), ridden by Kim Witty for owner Shelly Brown.

Arabian Working Cow Horse AAOTR Champion VALLEJO CYLEBRITY (Rohara Moon Storm x Cytrina), ridden by Katharyn Hart, owner of Vallejo III Ranch LLC.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse Champion SOGO KHEMO (Khemonada x Fahim Aphrodisia), ridden by co-owner Lisa Gallery for co-owner Brenda Wyant.

Arabian Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion KHATCH A DIAMOND (Kharbine x Southern Secrett), ridden by owner John Dwyatt Bull.

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Arabian Cutting Champion TRICK R TREAT (MA Gallant Ladd x Class Of Angels), ridden by Wesley Larkin for owner Madelena Camacho-Larkin.

Arabian Cutting Junior Horse and Futurity Champion PAKHITA (Pikhasso x Morning Musk VA), ridden by John Holman for owners Marla Melloway and Kelly Damaj.

Arabian Cutting Non-Pro Champion KHEMANDERS BREEZEE (Khemander Kody x Zee Winstar), ridden by owner Michelle Chouteau.

Arabian Cutting Novice Horse Champion BSJ GOOD N READY (AM Good Oldboy x Gai Patina), ridden by Jesseca Hutchings for owners Stacey Turner, Cassandra & Pamela Dabella and B. Steinberg.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure 4 & Over Champion JUDITA AMORE BPA (Afire Bey V x Bella Amora BPA), shown by Troy White for owners Katherine Rich and Tyler Elzig.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter 4 & Over Champion TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Dana Daniels.

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HA/AA Filly (1-3 Years) Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by David Boggs for owners Todd and Glenna Weegens.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure 7 & Over Champion A FIRE INSIDE (Baske Afire x Mystical Fire JDR), shown by Jay Allen for owner Ann Campbell.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter 7 & Over Champion SWEET CAROLINE SKF (Legacy Of Fame x Jackie Monasis), shown by Jamie Ann Gray for owners Linda and James Witzal.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure 4-6 Champion JUDITA AMORE BPA (Afire Bey V x Bella Amora BPA), shown by Troy White for owners Katherine Rich and Tyler Elzig.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter 4-6 Champion TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Dana Daniels.

HA/AA 3-Year-Old Filly Champion LADY VAVA (Versace x Moonrose Delight), shown by Eric Wolfe for owner Rojo Arabians.

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HA/AA 2-Year-Old Filly Champion SHES STILL JAMMIN (Monogramm JD x She Be Adiva KBS), shown by Rinaldo Longuini for owner Jeff McAlpin.

HA/AA Yearling Filly Champion BENI TG (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by David Boggs for owners Todd and Glenna Weegens.

HA/AA Futurity Filly Champion EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by Gregory Gallun for owner Sally Bedeker.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure AAOTH Champion JUDITA AMORE BPA (Afire Bey V x Bella Amora BPA), shown by Patricia Rich for owner Katherine Rich and Tyler Elzig.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter AAOTH Champion TAMAR DEVINE DESIGN (The Color Of Fame x Shameless Desire), shown by owner Dana Daniels.

HA/AA Gelding Adult Saddle/Pleasure 4 & Over Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Texie Lowery.

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HA/AA Gelding Adult Stock/Hunter 4 & Over Champion MAGHNUS Z (Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose), shown by Joseph Alberti II for owners Maddy and Jay Winer.

HA/AA Colt/Gelding Juvenile (1-3 years) Champion COCOA MOTION (Baske Afire x Haute Chocolate), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure 7 & Over Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by John Rannenberg for owner Texie Lowery.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter 7 & Over Champion IMA COOL CAT CB (Majesteit x Catherine X), shown by Terry Holmes for owner Elaine Finney.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure 4-6 Champion SHOCK N ROCK (SF Specs Shocwave x Card Trick), shown by Grant Krohn for owner Burrline LLC.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter 4-6 Champion MAGHNUS Z (Magnum Chall HVP x The Sweet Rose), shown by Joseph Alberti II for owners Maddy and Jay Winer.

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HA/AA 3-Year-Old Gelding Champion SAFARI AF (Taste Afire x Butterfly’s Kentucky Rose), shown by Leslie Sichini for owner Don Olvey.

HA/AA 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion COCOA MOTION (Baske Afire x Haute Chocolate), shown by Andrew Sellman for owner Strawberry Banks Farm.

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Champion THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owners Richard and Justine Goodrow.

HA/AA Futurity Gelding Champion MOONSHINE J (Khadraj NA x Ultra Violet Blue), shown by Jeff Schall for owner Justin Kruse.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure AAOTH Champion VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by owner Texie Lowery.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter AAOTH Champion PROMISES LEGACY (Legacy Of Fame x Alada Promises), shown by owner Deborah Anne Walters.

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AEPA $50,000 HA/AA Halcon Saddle Seat Futurity Champion NUTCRACKER SWEET PF (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu), ridden by James Stachowski for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion ERA MOONLITE SERENADE (Baske Afire x Undulata’s Lady Delight), ridden by James Stachowski for owners Norma and John Diver.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HOT AIR (Baske Afire x Rita), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Bryan Grossman.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion EVES FIRE (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by Lori Lawrence, owner of Starline Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion ADAMS FIRE (Afire Bey V x Ritida), ridden by Nicole Lawrence for owner Starline Arabians LLC.

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion CF JIMMY NEUTRON (Baske Afire x She’s A Mystery), ridden by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.

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HA/AA English Pleasure Futurity Champion CL SHAMPAGNE WISHES (SF Specs Shocwave x Contessa’s Wine), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owners Tracy and Judy Fincher.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion SUGAR MOUNTAIN (Baske Afire x Kelly Le Brock), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Elvin Berkheimer.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion COOL HAND LUKE WA (Mariachi WA x Watchful), ridden by Joel Kiesner for owner Jessica Anderson.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion POKER FACE BMJ (HF Mister Chips x Laced With Love), ridden by owner Diane Varley.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion PRINCE JAMES SF (Baske Afire x Captivating Style), ridden by Nicci Reeder Waldschmidt for owner Loretta Reeder.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion SAL MINEO BF (Mamage x Clover Hill’s Blazing Luck), ridden by Amanda Purdin for owner Boisvert Farms LLC.

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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion THE TRASHMAN (Allience x Petra C), ridden by Katie Burr for owner Burrline LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Futurity Champion CURTIS LOEW (Baske Afire x Aladdins Tapestry), ridden by Peter Stachowski for owner Sugar Hill Farm LLC.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Select AATR Champion DANSE ALL NIGHT (Baske Afire x Danse Brilliant), ridden by Jacqueline Lang for owners Elizabeth and Stephen Lang.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion REA MY ALLIENCE (Allience x My Diamond Girl), ridden by Matthew Siemon for owners Gregg and Nancy Shafer.

HA/AA Park Horse AAOTR Champion SA SOPHISTICATED LADY (AE Excel x Cathedral Bells), ridden by owner Jessica Medved.

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), ridden by Kimberly Verhage for owner L. David Pease.

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HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by Sarah Paripovich for owner Connie Cutler.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion BASKE IS A GENIUS (Baske Afire x Winning Asset), driven by Matthew Siemon for owner Paul Heiman.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion PAPA RHAZI (El Ghazi x Mama Jazz), driven by owner Beth Jupp.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion DRAMBUIE LOUIE (Baske Afire x Isabel’s Supreme Lady), driven by James Stachowski for owner Norma Diver.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving AAOTD Champion WORTH THE WAITT (Hucklebey Berry x Galexina), driven by Karen Root for owner Great Bend Ranch.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Champion CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Robin Porter.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion IMA ROCKIN POP STAR (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), ridden by Joe Reser for owners Karen and Rick Bliha.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion IMA ROCKIN N ROLLIN (Poco Van Star Two x Kickin N Screamin), ridden by owner Brian Wheeler.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion LETS GET LODED (LBA Lode Star x Aura Spring), ridden by Jamie Leonardini Gotelli for owner Sally Leonardini.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Futurity Champion IMA ROCKN TWO (Poco Van Star Two x Luminette), ridden by Joe Reser for owner Kristi White.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure Select AATR Champion IMA ROCK STAR (Poco Van Star x Rocky Rhoda II), ridden by Gregory OShanick for owners Drew and Greg OShanick.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Champion WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion EC CAUSE TO CELEBRATE (A Noble Cause x EC Brass Motion), ridden by Ali Brady for owner Brandi Pearson.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WMF SWEET ADVENTURE (Sultan’s Premier x Sowikas Candice), ridden by owner Pamela Brooks.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion ALLECTRI PHI CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), ridden by Katie Russell for owner Russell Family Trust.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-35 Champion AMAZZZING GRACE ( Jonker x MN Miss Keemo), ridden by Nicole Leverett for owners Christine and Michael Leverett.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Champion EC CAUSE TO CELEBRATE (A Noble Cause x EC Brass Motion), ridden by owner Brandi Pearson.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Futurity Champion MAYBELLINE CA (Noble Way x Abeline), ridden by Thomas Theisen for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Select AATR Champion ROLLIN DOUBLES (Armani FC x Roligemma), ridden by owner Laura Lynn Dickert.

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 AAOTR Champion PRINCE LOA (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), ridden by Michelle PeasePaulsen for owner L. David Pease.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion HS TOMMY HILFIGER (Versace x Sabahs Fancy Lady), ridden by owner Katelyn Thomas.

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HA/AA Reining Horse Champion TR TEXAS T (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Dennis & Linda Clark Limited Family Partnership.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse Champion DUN WALTZIN (Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa), ridden by Tyson Randle for owners Bryan and Cheryl Nelson.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR and Non-Pro AAOTR Champion HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by owner Kim Niven.

HA/AA Reining Horse Futurity 5 & Under Champion DUN WALTZIN (Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa), ridden by Tyson Randle for owners Bryan and Cheryl Nelson.

HA/AA Reining Limited Non-Pro AAOTR Champion RF SCARLET O HARA (Im Genuinely Smart x MVA Scarlet Orzel), ridden by owner Kimberly Kirk Tillman.

HA/AA Reining Rookie Non-Pro AAOTR Champion SUGARPLUM STARLIGHT (Plum Masterful x Sonjia), ridden by owner Auriel Overall-Isaman.

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HA/AA Trail Horse Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by owner Jessica Bein.

HA/AA Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion DARLIN LIL (Vanilla Zip x Somebodys Darling), ridden by Lou Roper for owner Susan Cavanagh.

HA/AA Trail Horse AAOTR Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by Amanda Golestani for owners David and Jessica Bein.

HA/AA Trail Horse Futurity Champion DARLIN LIL (Vanilla Zip x Somebodys Darling), ridden by Lou Roper for owner Susan Cavanagh.

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Champion DAKOTA WOLF ( Jaborr x Cry Wolf ), ridden by Donald Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.

HA/AA Working Cow Junior Horse Champion OASIS CYAIN HOLLYWOOD (Hollywood White x AM Sea Angel), ridden by Eddie Ralston for owners Deborah Crosby and Nancy Brant.

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HA/AA Working Cow Horse AOTR Champion COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), ridden by owner Madelena Camacho-Larkin.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse ATR Champion SMART LITTLE ALEX (The Smart Smoke x HF Farena), rriden by Michelle Roberts for owner Gary Kehl.

HA/AA Cutting Junior Horse, Futurity and Novice Horse Champion JOHNNY NITRO (Ridin Withthe King x Tucked In Wranglers), ridden by Elise Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.

HA/AA Cutting Non-Pro Champion RCC REINMAN (Smart Chic Olena x Impacts Reina), ridden by owner Stephen Grove.

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Mister Bigg U.S. NatioNal reServe CHampioN arabiaN CoUNtry eNgliSH pleaSUre aaotr 36-54 WitH Dr. lori foSter U.S. NatioNal top teN arabiaN CoUNtry eNgliSH pleaSUre WitH JeSSiCa CliNtoN Owned by Dr. Lori Foster

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M o o n shine J (Khadraj NA x Ultra Violet Blue)

U.S. National Top Five H/A Western Pleasure Futurity with Jody Strand A special thank you to Jody Strand & Jennifer Schmidt of Strand’s Arabians for making this a reality!

U.S. National Champion H/A Furturity Gelding with Jeff Schall Thank You, Jeff, for showing him to his National Championship!

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The Judges For The

2013 National Shows

Youth Nationals July 20-27, 2013 Albuquerque, N.M.

Canadian Nationals August 12-17, 2013 Brandon, Manitoba

Sport Horse Nationals September 18-22, 2013 Lexington, Va.

U.S. Nationals October 18-26, 2013 Tulsa, Okla.

Panel 1

Panel 1

Sport Horse

Halter

Panel 2

Panel 2

Mickey Hegg Gordon Potts Lisa Skalski

Hunter/Jumper

English

Working Western

Dressage

Lisa Blackstone Joey Canda Gayle Lampe

Brian Ferguson John Rannenberg Mary Trowbridge

Jim Hitt Bill Melendez Ann Judge Wegener

Panel 3

Penny Carpenter Matt Collins

Panel 4

Liza Dennehy Julie Winkel

Richard Petty Joseph Polo Eugene Reichardt Beth Stover John Lambert Bruce McCrea Michael Miller

Western

Sheila Skene

Barbara Ebner Marie Johnson Sue Malone-Casey Beverly Rogers Kathy Rowse Brigitte Simmons

Hunter/Jumper

Carriage Driving

Juli Goder-Larson Karen Homer-Brown Joan Shelton-Palelek

Julie Addante Bill Hughes Bob Kail

Wendy Gruskiewicz Lewis McKim Kim Morgan

Dressage

Dressage

Mike Nielsen

Melissa Creswick Creeky Routson

Randy Henry (HB) Janine Malone (DB) Leslie Stohlgren (HB) Carolin Walz (DB)

Lore Homer

Nancy Harvey Myron Krause Jeff Lee

Hunter Pleasure/ Show Hack

Working Western

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Kelly Alcorn Abby Cosenza C.W. Englund Jr. Maryann Willoughby

Cutting

James Halligan Dewayne Stamper

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Presenting The Personalities

Larry Jerome by Mary Kirkman Larry Jerome is busy—there is no other word for it. Has been all his life. When he was a kid, he kept calves, pigs and a wide variety of chickens, and showed many of them. Now he has horses (Arabians and Belgians), cattle (Holsteins and Brown Swiss in the dairy operation, registered Beef Shorthorns and Maine/Angus in the beef division), and German Shepherd dogs, all world class. He also has a wife, seven children, 22 grandchildren and a singing career, and as if that didn’t take up enough of anyone’s life, he also cooks breakfast for his employees every workday that he is at home. “Home” is Jerland Farm, in Barron, Wis. He is known in Arabian circles primarily for Jerland’s top stallions Khadraj NA and MPA Giovanni, but Jerome himself is far more than that. The sky has always been his limit.

It’s In The Blood Larry Jerome was born in 1949, in Minneapolis, Minn. But that, he is quick to point out, is only because Minneapolis is where his mother’s doctor was; he has been a lifelong resident of Barron. He comes by his extraordinary drive naturally. His father, Wallace Jerome, founded Jerome Foods, which became The Turkey Store and later, purchased by Hormel Foods, The Jennie-O® Turkey Store. That, however, was in a career that began when the elder Jerome was 13 years old. “My dad was always way ahead of his time,” says Larry, adding that one of his father’s concepts was preparing oven-ready turkeys. “He was thinking about doing things the way they’re done 20 years later.” That didn’t mean that the Jeromes were wealthy or that life was a breeze. When he was young, Larry recalls, his father’s business survived difficulties. It was his mother, Marion, who was everyone’s anchor. A high school graduate at the age of 16, she finished college in two years and went on to teach until she married Larry’s father. Then her exceptional organization skills were put to the test of keeping her husband and five children in order. One of Larry’s favorite stories from his childhood is of his first calf, ironically called—a portent of things to

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come?—Giovanni. The deal was that he would sell the Holstein female the following year, but of course he didn’t. He talked his Uncle Willis into letting her live with his Guernsey herd. It wasn’t long, however, before Giovanni produced calves and Larry’s enterprise expanded, so the ambitious 14-year-old recruited his grandfather, his first mentor and close companion, to help him remodel an old pig barn. There he quartered his cattle on one end and his horses on the other, with pigs and poultry housed nearby. It was hectic, going to school and working his fledgling business (his Holstein herd numbered 11, and “poultry” encompassed not only an array of chicken breeds, but ducks and turkeys too), but it was successful—sort of.


The young horseman: Larry, at age 8 or 9, with his first colt, Duke. In the background, the renovated pig barn (building with the row of five windows) that housed his cattle and horse operation.

Larry at age 8, with his first calf, prophetically named Giovanni.

Larry at 10, with his prized Brown Leghorn rooster.

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car accidents—I probably totaled out four or five vehicles. Before we were married, my wife and I totaled out two vehicles in five days.” And that was all in a world that he describes as sheltered. “Saturday night was bath night,” he says. “Sunday morning you got up, did your chores, put on your white shirt, your tie, and you were in Sunday School and then church. You had a sit-down family dinner, and after that, there was music. My grandpa would play, my aunt is a concert violinist, and that’s the way we were raised. Sunday night was tomato soup and ‘Lassie.’”

Early On: Arabians An early ride with Daria in back and Moriah in front.

“When I didn’t have to pay for the feed or electricity in the barn, I was making pretty good money,” he notes dryly. He also bred waltzing mice in the basement, raised canaries, and collected frog eggs in the pond to raise polliwogs. He was “wired,” he says, interested in everything. Like many kids of his generation and many since, Larry read all of Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books, as well as Marguerite Henry’s accounts of Misty of Chincoteague. By the time he was 8 or 9, he knew he wanted a horse. His father, while not enthusiastic, nevertheless took him to an auction, where he encouraged his son to buy a Palomino Quarter Horse. Larry, however, had his eye on a Morgan mare with a half-Quarter Horse foal at her side. “So, anyway, my dad wanted me to try out his horse,” he recounts. “I didn’t ride very well at that age, and the sales barn was right on a highway. I got to the end of the driveway, right? And this horse bolted and took off running down the middle of the road with cars coming both ways, horns blowing.” From his point of view, it worked out well: with the Quarter Horse out of contention, his father purchased the Morgan mare and her foal, named Princess and Duke. It was Duke who confirmed young Larry’s reputation as being accident-prone. Grown up and trained, he was beautiful, but he was powerful. Larry came off him several times, the worst instance leaving him with a jaw broken in three places and a broken arm. “They didn’t think I was going to live,” he reports. “I was unconscious for quite a while.” He ticks through a recap of his exploits. “I backed our car out of the driveway when I was 2 or 3 and tried to run into the neighbor’s house; I just about cut off my thumb when I was about 5; I had horse accidents, I had

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While Larry grew up around more Quarter Horses and Appaloosas than anything, he moved into the Arabian breed at an early age. From his Black Stallion days on, he followed the breed, learning everything he could. One of his favorite activities was visiting the Burton Arabian Farm, in Rice Lake, Wis., where Gazon was at stud. “I got to see Vadraff and Raffon and Gavad,” he recalls, “all those great horses that have become a very integral part of the breed.” He was not able to own an Arabian until he bred one, and to be technically correct, his first was a Half-Arabian. It all started with a Shetland pony named Horse Creek Rose Leaf, purchased from friends in Minnesota about the time Duke and Princess were acquired. (Rosie would live to be 33 and teach his two oldest daughters to ride.) “I had heard of a guy who had crossed a Shetland pony with an Arabian horse,” he says, “so I went up to Birchwood and met Gib Ross. At that time he had Habu, and Synbad was there from Cedardell Farm, and a young horse by the name of Ambassador. I bred Rose to Ambassador and got my first Half-Arabian.” At the age of 15 or 16, he bought a purebred from Ross named Marna. “I was always going behind my folks’ back and pulling things,” he recalls of his plans for Marna. “I booked her to a horse by the name of *Bask.” Typically, he had not factored in the stud fee or transportation to Arizona for the mare. “My father found out about it and that was the end of the deal.” As he looks back, he observes that his Arabian horse involvement helped mold his approach to life. Not only were his parents consistently supportive of his ventures, but also, he gained valuable confidence from his relationships with some of the people he met. “Evelyn Burton always treated me like I was very important,” he says. “I learned from her that you never know who’s going to grow up to become what, so being respectful of a child and encouraging a child is a good thing.”


Life In The Real World The horizons of Larry’s life changed with adulthood. He chose to attend the University of Wisconsin Barron County so that he could live at home and care for his animals, and when he was 21, he married his sweetheart, Shelley Miller. “My father was basically a tough German,” he relates, “and after we married, it was ‘Congratulations, you’re on your own.’ We really struggled! I liked to spend money—but if you spend money, you have to make money, and that’s how I got into a lot of the other things that I do.” If Larry’s life was busy before marriage, it qualified Christmas card photo from 1984: front, l.to r., Moriah, Shelley, Indira, Sacia, Daria, as nearly insane after, especially when he and Shelley Alicia; back, Jeremy, Larry, Lyndon. started a family, which happened in pretty quick order. Over the next 13 years, the Jerome family would plant, they both milked cows after work (the kids did too, welcome Daria, Moriah, Lyndon, Jeremy, Alicia, Sacia when they got big enough), and in the mid-1970s, Larry and Indira—all of whom would follow in their father’s added gigs as a professional musician. footsteps of caring for animals, showing successfully, and playing music, among other activities. For Jerome, music for money—as more than just a family amusement—happened serendipitously. One To support themselves, Larry and Shelley maintained evening, he and Shelley were having dinner with her a marathon schedule. Larry farmed and was employed parents at a place called Dean’s Supper Club, which as a cattle inseminator, Shelley had a job in a bank and featured a live combo, and Mr. Miller informed its leader worked part-time at the turkey that they needed to let his son-in-law come up and play. The guy did, the band liked Larry, and not long after, he became a substitute member of the group. “That kind of started my career,” he says. “I made about $5 an hour, which was pretty good in those days.” As time went on, he developed his own act and was on stage Wednesday through Saturday nights. (Even now, when the extra money is not an issue, his music is no idle pastime; he and his country rock band, Intrigue, have opened for such headliners as Sawyer Brown, Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery, Confederate Railroad, Lorrie Morgan, and others.) Larry, second from left, with fellow members of the country rock music group, Intrigue

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Another tributary in the Jeromes’ income stream was breeding German Shepherd dogs. Before they married, they had purchased one, and in no time, Larry’s passion for genetics kicked in. They founded what is now a renowned breeding program of more than 30 years’ standing. And then there were the canaries in the basement, more than 50 pairs of them sometimes. “At that time, it was not possible to import birds into this country,” he explains. “The bird room would generate anywhere from $14,000 to $16,000 a year.”

The most famous example of such intertwining was how, through the canary operation, Larry met the man who would become a special partner in the Arabian business. In the late 1970s, a gentleman arrived at the farm in search of a yellow or red canary, but unfortunately, the Jeromes had only green ones. The man was Hermann Blaser, he owned Arabians, and he and his wife, Lida, were destined to become two of Larry and Shelley’s closest friends. Lida died in 2005, but Hermann remained in the family until his death earlier this year.

At that point, Larry and Shelley’s Arabians were more about pleasure than anything. “We did show,” he allows, “but it was the ‘wash your horse and maybe clip the bridle path, put it in a trailer and show it’ kind of thing.” One of their mares exhibited in nearly every class except halter (“she really wasn’t too cute”). Then, in 1977, he got a call telling him that Don and Shirley Johnson were selling their herd, which included the stallion Gavad, a full brother to twice-U.S. National Champion Raffon. For $11,000, he and Shelley were in the serious business of raising Arabian horses.

Larry loves to tell the story of how they bred and named LH Garcia, their headline stallion of the 1980s. “One of the things that I think is still pretty characteristic today is that when I go to horse shows, I watch all the classes,” he prefaces the tale. “I’m constantly analyzing what I like and don’t like, and keeping a score pad.” At Scottsdale one year, his eye settled on the progeny of Jay and Dorothy Stream’s Spanish import, AN Malik, so he enticed Hermann to go to the Greengate stalls for a look at the stallion.

The Synergy Of Success One ingredient in Larry Jerome’s success over the years is that his myriad of involvements often conspired in his favor. One pursuit would lead to significant developments in another.

Hermann and LJ with Brilliant Aramus and Garazon (mares) and their foals by Ramses Fayek and LH Ramses.

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“I knew Hermann’s personality pretty well by then and I knew that he liked attention,” Larry relates. “So, I went up to them and said, ‘You know, I think we’d like to book a mare to AN Malik.’ So, there was a crowd of people saying, ‘Oh, Hermann Blaser’s going to book a mare to AN Malik!’” He grins; Hermann, who could be fairly tight with a buck, never would back away from the pricey stud fee in front of a crowd.


Grandson Jerome with German Shepherd puppy stars of the future.

German Shepherds. “I didn’t know what I was doing.” The lesson? If you’re going to run with the big dogs, you need the best stock and you need to know what you’re doing.

One of Jerland’s German Shepherd foundation sires, the famous “Mutz”.

That night, Larry, Shelley, Evelyn Burton, Hermann and Lida adjourned to a Mexican restaurant named Garcia’s to celebrate, only to be backed up in the bar, waiting for a table and passing the time ordering margaritas. By the time they finally sat down to eat—no worse for wear—the group had decided that if the AN Malik foal was a colt, his name would be Garcia and if it was a filly, she would be Margarita. And so began the life of LH Garcia, who would be named 1984 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt, 1985 Canadian National Champion Stallion and 1986 Scottsdale Senior Champion Stallion and U.S. National Top Ten Stallion before being sold to Brazil. From the dog world came other connections and experiences. “I showed my dogs and pretty much got my hind end handed to me on a plate,” Larry says of his early days in

When he acquired a mentor in German Shepherds, he found a friend in Arabians as well. Anne Mesdag, a highly-respected dog breeder in the Pacific Northwest, also introduced him to such horsemen as Joey Canda and Ron Palelek. A World War II prisoner-of-war, Mesdag had enormous strength of character, and Larry calls her not only his mentor, but also a second mother. Under her influence, he came to favor a European style of Shepherd. “I wanted a dog that didn’t just look pretty,” he explains. “It had to be functional.” He and Mesdag traveled Europe together looking for dogs—and when they weren’t looking at dogs, they were looking at horses. His experience in the dog world taught him more than just breeding dogs. There, he saw firsthand the rancor and poor sportsmanship that can exist among top competitors. He was just getting started when he asked a dog show judge about Mesdag. “She said, ‘Well, she’s an outspoken old battle ax and I can guarantee you she’ll never talk to anybody the likes of you!’” he recalls. He was shocked. “In our house, if you said anything negative about anybody, you might pick yourself up off the floor. If you can’t say anything good, you keep your mouth shut.” Volume 43, No. 6 | 151


The Jerland Arabians crew: Hermann Blaser, Jeff Schall, MPA Giovanni, Mike Van Handel, Indira Jerome Van Handel, Larry and Shelley Jerome.

Later, he would hear such spite about his own program, and he discussed it with Mesdag. “When they stop talking about you,” she shrugged, “that’s when you start to worry.” By the time he owned world-class Arabians, he observes, the ups and downs of the show world were nothing new. So fond did he and Mesdag become of each other that when she died in April 2008, he sang at her funeral. Her loss was already devastating; the day became a nightmare when, in the middle of everything, he received a call informing him that MPA Giovanni had broken his leg in a freak accident. The horse would recover. The memory of the day remains difficult. There were countless other experiences. In Brazil, his musical talent made up for his lack of Portuguese, easing his entry into friendship with horsemen there. And trips to Europe became kaleidoscopes of ventures: some days were for cattle, some for dogs and some for horses. The

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tapestry of his life was closely woven, and it worked to his advantage.

Jerland Arabians Today Over the years, Larry Jerome was never without horses and he attended shows regularly, but Jerland did not show routinely at the national level. It was not until 2003 that he returned to Arabians with an eye toward the kind of success he and Hermann Blaser had enjoyed with LH Garcia. It began when he went to Arizona to be with his father, who was in poor health. Several days into the visit, as a break, he dropped in at Petroglyph Arabians, where Leo Hansen introduced him to a parade of horses. One mare, HJ Porcelain Bey, caught his imagination and wouldn’t let go—but it was her granddaughter, an 18-hour-old foal out of Makena PGA, that stopped him cold. Not long after, he


bought the filly, Khenya PGA, for his youngest daughter, Indira. He was equally impressed with the youngster’s sire, Khadraj NA (actually, “thrilled” is the word he used). Off and on in the ensuing four years, he told Brad Gallún, who was assisting Petroglyph’s Devon Benbrook, that if the stallion ever came on the market, he’d be interested in buying him. Khenya PGA, who would show to a Canadian National Top Ten in Futurity Fillies, became a catalyst for Jerome: she precipitated the purchase of the young stallion MPA Giovanni. “I felt that he was very genetically compatible with this filly,” he says. “I loved how he looked physically, and I also loved how he looked genetically.” It is the same in Arabian horses as it is in German Shepherds and cattle, he notes; an animal must be beautiful, but it also must be structurally and conformationally able to perform a job. And there was another reason he bought MPA Giovanni, he admits. Lida Blaser had passed away and he felt Hermann needed an interest. “Gio,” as the stallion is called, reignited Larry’s partnership with his old friend. A few years later, Larry was in Europe on one of his multi-purpose visits, working his way through a list of

top Arabian breeders. He was spending the night in a castle in Belgium, a guest of Josy and Kristel EverarsVan den Broek, when his phone rang in the wee hours of the morning. It was Brad Gallún; Khadraj NA was, at last, available. Unable to sleep, Larry debated the notinconsiderable sum mentioned. “And then I looked at my clock, and I looked at the date,” he recalls. “And I said, ‘Well, it’s my birthday. I’ll buy myself a birthday present.’” That was the summer of 2007. Larry Jerome’s world was about as busy as any one person could handle in a 24-hour day. His Holstein herd, 10 generations deep, was producing milk at double the national average per cow. His German Shepherds were internationally respected. His music group was opening for headline acts. MPA Giovanni had been named U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt, and Khadraj NA’s get were establishing his reputation for siring performance horses. Over the next few years, there would be more to come. His youngest daughter, Indira, would become his partner in many of the horses and worked at the farm; MPA Giovanni would break his leg and then recover; Khadraj NA would be selected Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Sire of the Year; and Jerland would come within

Hermann and Larry Jerome at Scottsdale with Gio.

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a whisker of being named Champion Breeder at the Las Vegas World Cup. Mike Van Handel would become the farm’s trainer and marry Indira. The years would fly by with ever-increasing scope.

Who Is Larry Jerome? You can lose Larry Jerome sometimes in all that action. Finally, you stop to wonder, who is behind all that accomplishment? And why doesn’t he slow down? “I hate the two words, ‘if only,’” he reflects. “My kids were never going to be able to say ‘I wished I would have,’ because I made damn sure that they did.

he clearly doesn’t like to dwell on the dimmer moments. “I had financial difficulty,” he admits, “and for a long time, I waited for the sky to open up and for something to solve my problems. Then one night I was lying in bed and I said to myself, ‘You know you got yourself into this, Larry Jerome, and you’d better figure a way to get out of it.’ I took the bull by the horns and I did.” He never forgot that hesitancy. “We all make mistakes, and sometimes we’re more concerned about what other people think,” he says. “We maybe don’t give mankind the [benefit of the doubt]. It’s like having a flat tire along the side of the road. Most people don’t go driving by and say ‘Hee hee.’

“If I saw something that I really liked, I probably went after it,” he offers. “Maybe that wasn’t always the smart thing to do, but I’m a passionate person. I’m not an analytical person.” An analytical person, he adds, can talk himself out of things. That’s never been his problem. On the surface, his life looks like one big slide to success. Not so, he says, although

Larry and daughter Daria, showing three sisters named the Best Female Cows at the Minnesota State Fair.

“I have a very strong Christian faith,” he continues. “I have strong beliefs that have helped me get through a lot of very rough emotional times and health issues.” Most of all, he is grateful for the people in his life. His parents, he notes, set a great example of a loving relationship. “They were a team,” he says. “And I’m married to the Patron Saint. There are very few women in the world who could tolerate my eccentricities. We grew together.”

Larry Jerome with Dr. Edwin Brade, General Manager of Sächsischer Rinderzuchtverband (SRV), in the former East Germany with Debica, the world’s first eight-generation cow producing 40,000-lbs. of milk. Cattle breeder David Younger bred the first four generations, while Jerome bred the second four.

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He took his own responsibility as a parent seriously. “We have an opportunity to influence our kids’ lives,” he says, adding his father always set very high standards and expectations. “My father wasn’t my best friend; he was my father. So sometimes he directed me differently than I thought I should be, and I did the same thing with my own kids. Our kids have all been very hands-on in the


farm. I’ve always said that every person in life should know how to clean a chicken, how to clean their own toilet bowl, and how to pick out a fine wine. It’s okay to get your hands dirty, you know. And it’s okay to enjoy the finer things in life, but don’t expect other people to do things for you that you would not do for yourself.” Now he follows the show careers of his grandchildren. There is a satisfaction, he says, in seeing the continuity of generations. His biggest lesson so far? To be thankful for every day and every friend, he replies. “I have an aunt who always said that you have a choice every day when you get up to be happy or to be mad and ornery. Maybe I’m not happy every day of my life, but I try to be. I’m not shy about meeting people. They are all opportunities—friends that you haven’t met.” He has slowed down a little in the last decade, he observes. Maybe some of that comes from those “rough health issues” (a heart condition that precipitated open heart surgery), or maybe it is just the natural process of aging, but he’s not as intense as he once was. His best philosophy of life comes from Martin Loeber, another of his mentors in the Arabian business, a selfmade man who, like Hermann Blaser and Anne Mesdag, overcame tremendous adversity. “It hangs on my wall today,” he says. “It says, ‘Count your garden by the flowers, never buy the leaves in the fall. Count your days by golden

hours; never mind the clouds at all. Count your nights by stars, not shadows. Count your life by smiles, not tears. And with your joy on every birthday, count your age by friends, not years.’” As he speaks, he focuses on a picture of Loeber in his office. Such things remind him of who he is, he says, where he came from and where he is going. “This journey is going way too fast. One of the reasons that I enjoy traveling so much is I have so much to learn, I have so much to see before I can’t do it anymore.” Finally it is clear: the reason Larry Jerome can cram so much into his life is that he incorporates everything he loves—his family, his interests, the people he meets and likes—into not only his leisure time (such as it is), but also his business. There is no line of demarcation between work and play. We could leave it at that, a rational answer to the question of who is Larry Jerome. But his own enthusiasm bubbles over any such serious conclusion. “Why do people work?” he asks rhetorically. “People work to take care of their families, to eat, to have a roof over their house, and all of those types of things. … You probably can’t use this in print, but you know what? There are two pleasures in life. One is food and the other is sex, and the sex doesn’t last forever, so you’d better enjoy the food.” And by his own experience, everything else good that rates your time. n

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2012 Arabian Horse Times Most Beautiful Baby Contest Winner

Fontana by Linda White

(pending)

“I didn’t vote for my own horse!” confesses breeder Donna Wright of the flashy youngster who was selected AHT’s Most Beautiful Baby of 2012. “The night he was born I lifted the tail, saw it was a colt, and went back to bed. I haven’t had a colt born for years. I’ve always gotten fillies.” Three weeks later, when photographer Tex Kam saw the foal, his reaction made Wright take another look. “He looked at him and told me, ‘This colt will stand out in anybody’s pasture!’” she says. “So, when he was 5 or 6 weeks old, I got him all slicked up and Tex took the picture I submitted to the Beautiful Baby contest.” Plenty of other people voted for the colt she now calls Fontana (name pending). “He is elegant,” Wright admits. Small wonder: he is the progeny of two national champions. Fontana’s sire, Magnum Chall HVP (Magnum Psyche x Taamara HVP, by Don El Chall), was 2004 U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion 3-5 and 2005 Canadian National Champion Junior Stallion 3-5. The colt’s dam, Fawnette (ATA Bey Starr x Fawgnicks Gold, by WA Fools Gold), was the 2011 Canadian National Champion Arabian Sport Horse Mare. Wright has been breeding and showing Arabian horses for a long time. She bought this colt’s fourth dam, Desert Gayla (*Naborr x Galigay, by Galimar), through Ron Palelek in 1980. “He had a sale here in Alberta,” she says. “I went and looked over the horses, saw this beautiful *Naborr daughter and said to myself, ‘I’m going home with this horse!’ I bought her, trucked her to Arizona the following spring, and bred her to Cognac (*Bask x *Gdynia, by Comet). I got several good foals from her. “The result of the Cognac breeding was a filly I named Fawgnac. She produced 15 foals for me. In 1994, I went to work in Edmonton and sold all my horses except the Cognac daughter and another mare, and boarded them in Grande Prairie. About five years later I saw an ad for WA Fools Gold (Barzik x Bold Brilliance, by *Bask) that Tex Kam owned. I had kept my trailer, so I dropped both mares off at Tex’s, and they both got in foal. Fawgnac had a grey filly, Fawgnicks Gold, in 2000. Fawgnicks Gold was a good, big-bodied mare, but she didn’t have the exotic head I prefer, so in 2004 I bred her to ATA Bey Starr, who was much prettier than she was.” 156 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

ATA Bey Starr (ATA Echo Bey x Kirscha, by *Fawor) was a 2001 U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Stallion. In 2003, he followed with U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Stallion 6 and Over honors. “She produced Fawnette by him in May 2005,” Wright continues. “Fawnette was 2011 Canadian National Champion Arabian Sport Horse Mare with Todd Ehret. I always condition my own horses, and I had conditioned Fawnette. I have always had the horse power. I just didn’t have the money. “Fontana is in Arizona with Sandro Pinha right now, getting ready for Scottsdale. Sandro is really excited to have him down there to market and show.” Wright owns only two horses: half-sisters Fawnette and Fanciful, who is Fawgnicks Gold’s 2009 AD Magnitude foal. This August, Fanciful earned two titles, the 2012 Canadian National Reserve Championships in Arabian Sport Horse Mare and the Arabian Sport Horse Mare ATH with her owner. “I have owned two *Naborr daughters, an *Aladdinn daughter, a *Magnat daughter, a Cognac daughter and a Serinask daughter,” says Wright. “And I hope to be a stiff contender for the Times’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest next year with my ZT Marwteyn filly out of Ginuine, who is out of the same dam as Gitar MF. I might be a small-time breeder, but I always breed to the best and hope for the best. “And I want to extend a very special thanks to my friend and photographer, Tex Kam, for the beautiful photo of Fontana.” n


The reichert Celebration August 30-September 9, 2012

Sharing A Vision by Linda White

“i came home from that show on such a high!” John rannenberg admits happily. He judged the brand new Arabian division at the 2012 reichert Celebration. You’ve never heard of the reichert Celebration? neither had rannenberg when horse show manager Kristen Fisher called and asked him to judge. “she really needed me to commit,” he explains. “i put her off, but she persisted. someone had told her, ‘if you’re going to do this right, you have to get someone like John rannenberg to be your judge.’ i finally agreed, but i thought, ‘What have I just committed myself to?’ Then i began to get well-constructed emails with contracts and contact people, and it became obvious that this was a professional organization, and my expectations were raised. “Then i got the prize list. it was a small book. That was my first clue. The sponsors, the depth of the classes offered, and so many high-profile advertisers made me realize that this was the real thing.” The reichert Celebration is definitely the real thing. The show began modestly in 1999 in Waterloo, iowa, requiring fewer than 300 stalls. “our original idea was to produce a show that would allow multiple breeds to show at one venue, and to promote the horses we raised,” explains J.r. reichert, who originated the concept with his father, ron. “The idea caught on. This year we had five breeds: AHA, APHA, ApHC, AQHA and PoA, and the nsbA. The total number of horses this year was over 1,800, and our total entries were 28,418.”    

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rannenberg resumes his narrative. “A few days before i was to fly to Fort Worth to the show, i had lunch at a little country café in town, orange Lake, Fla. i had been going over the prize list, and it was lying on the table. my waitress noticed it and wondered what i was doing with it. When i told her i was judging there she said. ‘You’re judging at the Reichert Celebration? Wow! That’s really big! but you have Arabians.’ i told her yeah, that this was the first year for Arabians. “she said, ‘That’s very big! Very big and very important!’ it turned out her husband trained Quarter Horses, and she had Paints. That was my next clue. on Thursday i flew to Fort Worth, and a girl named misty met all of us judges at the airport. she asked that we gather in the hotel lobby the next morning at 7:30 a.m. so they could begin to explain everyone’s various roles.” “The other judges were all wearing black hats, stock jackets or stock suits, pressed khakis, boots and lots of silver,” rannenberg chuckles. “There i was in my Versace suit … Dennis eikenberry, who some Arabian people may know, was my ring man. The judges’ lounge was beautiful, with a flat-screen television, fine leather furniture, linen tablecloths and real food, and there was a window where we could watch the show.

“I like to talk to exhibitors, especially kids and amateurs, and give them tips. Parents came up and thanked me for making a difference in their children’s showing experiences. The show was inspiring!” — John Rannenberg

“The Quarter Horse people were very friendly and welcoming,” he continues. “‘oh, you’re the Arabian judge!’ they would exclaim. ‘We’re so glad you’re here!’ The Quarter Horse people really extended their hand to me, which was great. The show was very well orchestrated and ran smoothly. There were lots of volunteers, and everybody told me how glad they were to have Arabians represented. Tony shubert announced, and another announcer gave ‘filler’ information. He would say, ‘We’re so glad the Arabians are with us this year,’ and told the audience a little breed history, and explained that Arabians were the foundation of all the light breeds.

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“This is a show that people need to support. The stabling is clean, the facility is great, and the welcome the team and other exhibitors extended, and enthusiasm for the Arabians was so healthy. We need to combine different breeds in the same shows to support each other, because we have a common bond: we’re all in this together.” —John Rannenberg

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Sharing a ViSion “After the show, i asked to meet J.r. reichert. He came over, sat down and talked to me for 20 minutes about his plans, his ideas, and how thrilled he was to have Arabian horses there. He spoke of his desire to include more breeds, to get more sponsors and offer more prize money, and he stressed, ‘i’m trying to promote the whole equine industry, not just Quarter Horses.’”

big check with their name on it, and photos were taken. The Arabian classes were filled with quality and trainers like Gordon Potts, Josh Quintus, ross Tarkington, Jason and blake Krohn, Kim morgan, michael byatt and other big names that brought some of their best. i could see ‘the hats’ up in the window of the judges’ lounge, watching the Arabian classes.

Kristen Fisher, the Arabian show “We emphasize an efficient, How did the show’s team get the manager, has been managing word out about the new Arabian well-run, fun show environment Arabian shows since 2004, and classes? “We promoted the event for both amateurs and has orchestrated many shows at throughout region 9, both professionals. We also extend the Will rogers memorial Center, electronically and with printed a huge ‘thank you’ to all the where the reichert Celebration is materials,” explains Kristen Reichert staff that helped us held, over the past several years. Her Fisher. “We also sent printed integrate the Arabian classes staff is comprised of show secretary materials to Arabian shows like nancy Harvey, show office manager into the overall Reichert show.” scottsdale and Youth nationals Judie mitten, UseF steward nancy to increase awareness and drive —Kristen Fisher braesicke, announcer Tony shubert, up attendance. We created a paddock master Donna Wakefield, specific Facebook® page: and ring steward Dennis eikenberry. “John rannenberg http://www.facebook.com/reichertArabian to boost the completed our team,” states Fisher. “We emphasize an postings from the main reichert Celebration page, and efficient, well-run, fun show environment for both amateurs we used a lot of word-of-mouth to generate excitement. and professionals. We also extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all the reichert staff that helped us integrate the Arabian “We had 145 horses this first year,” she continues, “and the classes into the overall reichert show.” positive response from exhibitors has been overwhelming. We are competing with the Labor Day weekend; a longstanding Dallas-Fort Worth show the following weekend; and a new Texas show the weekend after that, so this was an exceptionally good turnout. All the exhibitors told us they plan to bring more horses next year. our focus on winning and having fun has also inspired a lot of amateur owners who came to spectate; they told us that from what they saw, they wished they had come to the reichert Celebration this year!”

“We are in the entertainment business,” John rannenberg reminds us. “We have to keep the spectators entertained … or they will find another sport. This show was very exciting; the energy was incredible. everything had a really good ‘feel.’ i have gotten great feedback concerning the job i did judging. i like to talk to exhibitors, especially kids and amateurs, and give them tips. Parents came up and thanked me for making a difference in their children’s showing experiences. The show was inspiring! i told Kristen and reichert that i would try to bring horses next year. “This year they gave $22,000 in prize monies to the Arabians, plus jackpots, and prizes like western saddles. in the money classes, every winner was presented with a

“This is a show that people need to support,” urges rannenberg. “The stabling is clean, the facility is great, and the welcome the team and other exhibitors extended, and enthusiasm for the Arabians was so healthy. We need to combine different breeds in the same shows to support each other, because we have a common bond: we’re all in this together. From a judge’s standpoint, i came away with hope, because there was a wonderful exchange of ideas and experiences at the show, and a feeling of breaking down barriers. We may have different products, but horse people’s challenges are unique; we share the same issues, problems and rewards.” ron reichert started the show with his son, J.r., with the intention of promoting the horses they bred, raised and loved. “but the reichert Celebration has far exceeded our expectations,” says J.r. reichert. “We continue to hope the industry will like what we do, and continue to come to Fort Worth, Texas. our family’s dreams are to expand this show to three to four weekends, to be able to hold a national level rodeo and to have a fun picnic for everyone. Continue to watch the reichert Celebration website for further updates.” n Volume 43, no. 6 | 161


Step By Step to a

Brighter Future by Lori Davisson

October brings with it the end of the 2012 show season. Most of us are going through horse show withdrawal at this time. Convention is just around the corner and show season 2013 starts up in no time, especially in the Southern states. As I look back on these last few months, I see so much that has been accomplished by all of us working together. The U.S. National Championships was one of the greatest shows in recent history, and so many people are working on their passionate ideas to help the Arabian breed. Look what we can accomplish when we all work together! Many discussions have been happening on the FacebookŽ page, and one that has hit home for me is the development of an Academy type program. Mary Trowbridge, Christine Ryan, Rob Bick and others have developed a program called ACTS—Arabian Community Tournament Shows. The concept was developed by APAHA, and they are supporting all clubs and shows that are willing to add these classes to their 2013 schedules. Here in the Midwest, we are embracing this idea. NIAHAC (Northern Illinois Arabian Horse Activity Club) has come up with a way to add these classes to their May 2013 show. Our hope is to have barns that normally participate in our May show in Springfield, Ill., bring their lesson horses and riders to compete in the Academylike classes. We are also reaching out to lesson programs in the area that are not housed in Arabian barns. Local Springfield lesson programs may want a show for their riders to participate in, and we are hoping that we can be that show. How fun will it be to see all lesson riders experience life at a Class A Arabian show! NIAHAC is adding about 11 classes to our show. We will have leadline, hunt, western and saddle seat pleasure, horsemanship and equitation (all ages combined) to start our first year. We are also offering showmanship. Horses

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can cross enter to the A show, but riders cannot. To be eligible for these classes, you cannot have previously shown in a USEF-rated show. We are going to spread them out on one day, with the championships being later in the session, so that the lesson riders have a chance to experience classes other than just theirs. Costs will be greatly reduced and many of the fees that are required to show at the Class A level will not be required, as these classes are not rated. We hope this will make it easy for the riders to come to the show (all on one day), make it affordable for them, and let the people new to the breed see what an Arabian show is like. Now for the fun part. How cool would it be to have this concept develop into an Academy/ACTS circuit? Those of us working on this concept have a vision. We want to get as many shows in the area as possible to participate and offer these classes. The barns that normally show


“Mary Trowbridge, Christine Ryan, Rob Bick and others have developed a program called ACTS—Arabian Community Tournament Shows. The concept was developed by APAHA, and they are supporting all clubs and shows that are willing to add these classes to their 2013 schedules.”

If you are interested in getting your local show involved, please contact any of us on the Facebook® page, “Promoting Postive Change for the Arabian Breed.” (Yes, a misspelling!) The rules for the ACTS classes are listed at www.apaha.com/acts. (The APAHA has been over-thetop helpful in pointing us in the right direction.) I hope the lesson program barns in the Midwest are prepared for some excitement! And, of course, you all know that those of us on the Facebook® page can be very persistent when we want to accomplish a feat, so I hope you have your phones and emails prepared for an onslaught of discussions to get all on board. I hope everyone enjoyed the Nationals in October and got to experience one of the greatest shows in recent history. Whether it was online or in person, the excitement

at the Midwest shows could bring their lesson “We hope this will make it easy for the clients and they could compete in these classes. riders to come to the show (all on Then, what about a Grand Championship Show? National Show Horse Finals has graciously stepped one day), make it affordable for them, up to say that they would allow us to hold these championships at their show! How about holding and let the people new to the breed these championships and not only awarding ribbon see what an Arabian show is like.” and trophies, but having a banquet where all riders can earn medals? Maybe a bronze medal for their first year in the program, silver for second and gold for third? Maybe encourage the rider to show in the local ACTS classes, and then make the grand championships the goal of every lesson program family? was in the air! Between the beautiful horses, the red carpet National Show Horse Finals is already one of the most events, the great ring decorations, the immensely popular fun shows around, so adding these classes will allow us to T.A.I.L. tours, Sylvia Zerbini’s Grand Liberty horses, show the lesson riders how much fun they can have at a the Horsemen’s Distress Fundraisers, Saks Fifth Avenue show! How great would this be! hosting our Arabians for an afternoon at their Utica Square store, the fun parties, the great friends and the exhaustion Can’t you just see it? A family is taking lessons at an that sets in when it is all over, the 2012 U.S. National Arabian barn. The barn is getting ready to go to a show Championships were definitely the pinnacle of our show and the lesson family can be included! They can join in season. Let’s hope our idea for the ACTS classes can ride on the camaraderie and excitement that happens when the coattails of that excitement! riders are getting ready to show, they can share in the wins of their barn and be a part of the love of the Arabian Lori Davisson is a second generation horse owner who horse. What can the future hold for this situation? Maybe fell in love with the Arabian breed more than 30 years the family continues with lessons, which helps the barn. ago. She has been involved in her club, the Northern Maybe the family decides to buy an Arabian horse and that Illinois Arabian Horse Activity Club, for many years. She helps many, including AHA, the trainer, the breeder and has shown at all levels in the Arabian show circuit and the shows. is dedicated to helping keep AHA strong. Lori has been married to her supportive husband, Dan, for 24 years, has By starting locally and building up lesson programs, we a son Kyle who is an Outdoor Education major at Western are encouraging training barns to add lesson programs to State Colorado University, and a daughter, Stephanie, who, their business. By adding classes at the local level, we are after graduating from the University of Kentucky, now trains developing a base for our Class A shows. And ultimately Arabian horses for Lamb Show Horses in Elma, Wash.n we are showing the world how great our Arabian horses and horse families are!

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by Riyan

The city of Scottsdale kicked off the first of its equestrian events that showcase the city’s love for the Arabian horse with the Arabian Breeder Finals, held October 12-15 at WestWorld. The four-day event provided visitors an opportunity to celebrate some of the world’s most distinguished Arabian horses in an atmosphere that encouraged the excitement and camaraderie of the horse show experience.

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Royal Arabians, the show’s Platinum sponsor, hosted each daily Happy Hour, which featured live entertainment, including singer/songwriter Rebecca McGown on Friday and the popular BeatleShow Tribute! from Las Vegas on the closing day. The weanling classes offered at the all-halter ABF have become a favorite for both spectators and exhibitors alike. The class requirements do not allow “training” or “training aids” of any kind for these youngsters. The Scottsdale Equine Reproduction Center Sponsorship was awarded to the Weanling Colt Champion, Titan AS (bred by Om El Arabians, owned by Rodrigo Gonzalez and presented by

BeatleShow Tribute! from Las Vegas.

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Rebecca McGown


Zach Peacemaker and Visionetta PCF - Champion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yr. Filly ATH. Bred by Sam Peacemaker

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Sandro Pinha). Aria International sponsored the Weanling Filly Championship, which was won by Bella Victoria (bred and owned by Oak Ridge Arabians and presented by David Boggs). The Weanling titlists took home a total of $11,500 in prize money, which was funded by Royal Arabians’ winning bid on a Karina Peacemaker painting auctioned at last year’s show. This year’s auction painting, also by Karina Peacemaker, was once again purchased by Royal Arabians, this time for $12,000. The monies will be awarded to next year’s ABF Weanling Champions. The Jade Creek Sponsorship was awarded to Senior Champion Stallion Magnum Chall HVP (bred by Haras

Vila Dos Pinheiros and owned by Raegen Lurken), and to Senior Champion Mare, RD Challs Angel (bred by Wind Dancer Farm and owned by Pegasus Arabians). RD Challs Angel happens to be sired by the Champion Stallion, Magnum Chall HVP. Both were presented by Sandro Pinha. Magnum Chall HVP was also the recipient of the Senior Champion Stallion Perpetual Award in honor of the late Don Morse. Manny Lawrence

Young colts and fillies also were rewarded. The

2012 recipients of the Breeders Award and BTG sponsors, Royal Arabians.

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Beyond Eden - Gold Champion Jr. Filly - Owned by Troy and Paula Walker. Bred by Marilyn Mell.

Masquerade PA - Liberty Class.

The Peacemaker family.

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Legends Cadillac/Paul Glans Sponsorship was awarded to Junior Champion Colt, Spartacus RA (bred by L. Kalo or D. Verheul, owned by The Spartacus Partners and presented by David Boggs) and to the Junior Champion Filly, Beyond Eden (bred by Marilyn Mell, owned by Arabian Heights and presented by Greg Knowles). The Hennessey Arabians Breeder Award was presented to the breeder of each show champion, as well as the High Point Breeder of the entire show, Royal Arabians. This was the first time any such award has been given to the “breeder” of the champions at an Arabian horse show.  The show was heavily populated by amateurs who participated in the newly-added Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity classes, as well as the AOTH and ATH classes offered. 

“I believe that the Arabian Breeder Finals, with support, is going to become the biggest and best halter show outside of the February Scottsdale Show,” said Manny Lawrence of Jade Creek Arabians. “The biggest thing is the excitement and the energy. It’s incredible. The set-up, entertainment, venue, the attendance—it’s all an A-plus. I’m hoping that a lot more people are able to come, see the show and participate in the future.” A complete list of Arabian Breeder Finals founding members, show sponsors and the results is available at www. scottsdaleshow.com/shows-events/arabian-breeders-finals. ABF show officials were Chairman Jay Allen and Vice Chair Greg Knowles, with show commission members Scott Bailey, Sharon Chauncey-Siar, Janice McCrea, Gary McDonald, Rory O’Neill, and Taryl O’Shea.  n

Troy and Paula Walker - owners of Gold Champion Jr. Mare Beyond Eden.

LC Athens and Austin Boggs - Silver Champion Jr Stallion. Bred by Lucy Whittier.

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Victoria Principal M - Silver Champion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Yr. Filly. Bred by the Marino family.

Angels Desire - Bronze Champion Jr. Filly. Bred by Luciano Cury and Riyan.

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Leaders Of The Times: November Calendar Feature

Sshameless

Sshameless embodies all that is magical about the Arabian horse. The silvery white stallion’s timeless beauty and intelligence complement his kindness and tractability. With the heart of a true champion, Sshameless is all show horse when called upon to turn up the heat.

In 2010, he and his amateur owner, Lisa Shover, became the only team ever to win national halter and performance titles at the same U.S. Nationals. This accomplishment came about when Sshameless was 18 years old, 15 years after earning his 1995 U.S. National Reserve Championship in Futurity Colts. It was a return to the show ring that had never been seen— two U.S. National Reserve Championships, Western Select AATR and Stallions AAOTH—awarded to an 18-year-old stallion competing against horses from 3 to 11 years of age. A year later, in 2011, Sshameless returned to the U.S. Nationals and won another U.S. National Reserve Championship in Stallions AAOTH. “Sshameless is the oldest stallion to win a main ring national title in halter,” says Shover, his owner since 2008. Beginning when he was a yearling, Sshameless has won championships, reserve championships, and top threes in Regions 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 12: nine regions, a daunting feat in itself. As a 2-year-old, he won every class he entered but one, when he was named 1994 Reserve Champion Stallion at the Carolina Mountain Arabian Show II—at age 2. He is still drawing a crowd. Shover describes the families, usually with small children, that invariably gather to meet them at the out-gate. “He is a magnet,” Shover observes. “There is something so incredible, so irresistible about him. I saw him go U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Colt; I saw him do it! That was in 1995, and he is still a force in the show ring.” In April of this year, at 20, Sshameless left the 4-year-olds in his class at the gate and walked away with the Region 7 Stallion Championship AOTH. And Sshameless has also found his niche as an American patriot. On the final weekend of February’s Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, he presents the American flag during opening ceremonies. A collective gasp resounds from the stands, followed by clapping and whistles, as the beautiful white stallion lopes the arena with the Stars and Stripes snapping in the wind. 172 | A R A BI A N HOR Se T I MeS

Sshameless (Fame VF x Armira)

His show ring credentials are a modern marvel, but it is his gentle, loving temperament and keen interest in human beings, especially children, that endears him to everyone he meets. “Four and a half years ago, he was stabled next door to my maturity western mare, Hey Miste America, at Chris Culbreth’s,” Shover begins. “I came around the corner and saw his amazing dark eye. I have never been pulled to an animal like I was to Sshameless that day. The chemistry between us was immediate and incredible. He picked me, and I picked him. He fascinated me; I spent every free minute in his stall, grooming him, getting to know this wonderful soul. “A few months later Chris called with terrible news,” she continues. “‘Lisa, you’re going to be heartbroken,’ he told me. ‘The people who own Sshameless are getting out of the business, and he is going to be sold.’ Chris was right: I was heartbroken.


“Unbeknownst to me, my husband, Jerry Kackley, called Chris about Sshameless and they talked about the amazing connection this incredible white horse and I shared. When I went over to see him for what I thought was going to be the last time, my husband said, ‘Boo (Shover’s lifelong nickname), if you want Sshameless, he’s yours.’” She shakes her head in disbelief. “Sshameless is the greatest gift of our lives and has introduced us to some of our dearest friends.” And there was still another role for Sshameless to play. “From an early age, giving back to those in need, to the community, was part of our family culture. It was the basis of my father’s career for the newspapers he worked for, and how my siblings and I were raised. From the time I was 11, I was volunteering and I later based my public relations business on building win-win partnerships between the corporate and nonprofit communities. Therefore, it was crystal clear what an amazing difference Sshameless could make in the lives of those in need. “In 2009, that first year when Chris was showing Sshameless at Scottsdale, I was hand walking Sshameless around the showground. I’ll never forget the moment we were mobbed. People just seemed to come from everywhere, and we were surrounded. I did not know how this stallion would react. These were families visiting the show for the first time and they just wanted to get close to this beautiful white horse, the epitome of an Arabian storybook legend. When I saw how Sshameless responded, I knew that regardless of what happened in the show ring, Sshameless’ true calling was undeniable; he had the gift to reach those in need, to touch the lives of children. “Sshameless has created once-in-a-lifetime national championship memories,” Shover says. “However, our most treasured Sshameless times are the Sshameless Cowboy Christmas parties with Homeward Bound, a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit that provides solutions to homelessness. What could be more endearing than seeing this wonderful stallion heal the hearts of the most troubled with his soulful eye and the touch of his velvet muzzle?” The Homeward Bound children arrive, proudly wearing their Sshameless Cowboy Christmas hoodie sweatshirts, featuring his photo. Sshameless is waiting for the children in front of “his” barn at Lisa and Jerry’s. They are welcomed with his story, which emphasizes, “If you believe in yourself and work hard, you can be anything. You can reach your goals and realize your dreams.”

Any shyness disappears as a Sshameless question- and-answer session ensues, and small hands immediately raise. The children spend the day in the barn with Sshameless and his barn mates, interacting with and feeding carrots to the horses, and decorating gingerbread houses in the barn aisle. Each child selects and wraps a Christmas gift for his or her mother in “Santa’s Workshop,” and they have their photos taken with Sshameless. The photos then are framed and delivered on Christmas, along with a remembrance photo book of the day’s activities for each child. And at these parties, some of the most significant therapeutic breakthroughs have also occurred. Sshameless’ eyes are dark pools, brimming with emotion, kindness, understanding, gentleness and the promise of great friendship. It is this promise that Sshameless fulfills for children and adults in their times of greatest need. And for those who know him, Sshameless carves out once-in-alifetime memories. Shover is clearly an unusual lady, and hers is an unusual horse. Like fine wine, Sshameless seems to get better with age. Shover cites an example. “Our veterinarian, who has taken care of Sshameless since we brought him here, can’t get over it,” she states. “Sshameless continues to settle his book of mares every year, and Dr. Longworth regularly collects him. ‘He is so happy, and his semen quality is so good,’ he told me recently. ‘He’s better now than he was four years ago!’” With his get winning national titles (Youth, Canada and U.S. last year alone) and a new crop of foals coming through the in-gate, Sshameless stands as a stallion who continues to have a positive impact on the Arabian breed. n Volume 43, No. 6 | 173


From The Table The Holidays by Jeff Tracy Tulsa is over and, hopefully, everyone has made it safely home. Shortly, our attention will be focused on the holiday season—a season created to celebrate, give thanks, spend time with family and friends, and look forward to the future. The original thoughts and meanings of the holidays have long since given way to mass media, marketing, social acceptance, and merchandising—and also to potentially life-altering build ups of anxiety and stress. Does it have to be that way? My research shows that blood pressure medicine did not exist, except in certain liquid forms, when these holidays landed on our calendars. There was a time when we actually took time to enjoy these events and the people we invited to our table. Of course, that was in a previous century. We all have our ways of dealing with holiday stress, especially the family dinners. The holiday dinner is usually the center of these gatherings, a setting where family and friends can share a meal, spend quality time together— soak up that special holiday feeling, among other things. But, like most things in life, the eventual outcome is not always as we planned it. Your agenda and vision for the dinner may not match that of your guests’.

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As a preventative measure, I have come up with my Ten Rules list for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. They have served my family well at times. Other times, let’s just say that divine intervention would not have been sufficient. Feel free to adapt these rules to your own circumstances. Use them as guidelines. In military terms, “a pre-emptive strike” might be the best way to describe them.


10 Rules For Thanksgiving And Christmas Dinners, Or, How To Keep Friends And Family As Friends And Family 1.

Make sure your menu has something that everybody will eat—including that fourth cousin removed who just blew in from Tibet and has been living in a monastery for the last three years eating nothing but yak soup.

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Use a seating chart which keeps unruly guests limited to one per table. Also make sure that uncles with hearing disorders are seated next to the loudest voices in the room. If it happens that those people are one in the same, seat them with those listed in rule 4.

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Have eggnog served equally among guests so that they are all on the same plane (plain). After a couple of these babies, you can choose your own spelling of the word. These can also make tolerating your uncle who has more hands than a Vegas card table, or your aunt whose breath can stop a runaway driving horse, less of a challenge.

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Have small children seated at a separate table, or next to a spinster aunt who knows all there is about child rearing, or the hard-of-hearing relative mentioned in rule 2.

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Have the future ex son-in-law (or ex daughter-in-law) sit next to the matriarch of the family. This helps with the conversation at the other end of the table. It should also provide specific memorable moments. This can also provide character references in future divorce proceedings.

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Be sure your Jell-O® salad has set properly. Jell-O® can take on the properties of the Pacific Ocean if not properly chilled. I’ve actually seen this happen in real life; lime Jell-O® is especially difficult to get out of khakis.

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Use only real whipped cream on your deserts. Canned or frozen whipped toppings are crimes against nature. You can be made to eat fruitcake (the one you received in 2009 that’s in the bottom of the freezer) every day for a year if caught using anything other than real whipped cream.

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Make no reference to the shade, texture, style, length or contour of the hair of any female over the age of 50 (especially your mother’s). It matters not if the color cannot be found in nature’s spectrum. Such ill-advised comments may lead to upset stomachs, cold stares and deafening silence from all the aunts and grandmothers. This advice applies equally to comments about the increased amount of visible scalp on any male guest over the age of 50.

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It is mandatory that you eat at least one of Uncle Hubert/Aunt Sophie (insert worst cook in your family here)’s deviled eggs stuffed with pickled herring. It is also mandatory that when taking said egg off the platter (in full view of the offender), you must have an emergency napkin hidden in your other hand for immediate use when you walk (briskly) into the other room. Use napkin swiftly when out of sight. Wait 90 seconds, then find nearest trash receptacle. Politely explain you do not wish to spoil your dinner when offered a second serving.

10. When all family and friends are seated, take a moment and give thanks. Thanks for all the little nuances that make families what they are. Thanks for friends that stay in your life, and those whose brief time you still remember. Thanks for being able to gather and share these times together. Thanks for the end of Prohibition. Thanks for the blessings big and small that create memories to cherish. Thanks for the flicker of time we call life.

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I’m including three recipes for hors d’oeuvres that are easy and quick to prepare, and will be a nice change from relish/shrimp trays or cheese and Hickory Farms® Summer Sausage. (I happen to like Hickory Farms® Summer Sausage, but after the third Christmas party, I’ve had enough.) n

Parmesan Cheese Baguettes 1 plain baguette 1 cube of butter (room temperature and soft) Seasoning salt Grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice your baguette into one-quarter-inch slices. Most stores that have a bakery will do this for you. Spread soft butter on each slice. Sprinkle seasoning salt lightly (you can use garlic salt if you wish) on each slice. Then cover with Parmesan cheese. Please use a good

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shredded or grated parmesan; there is a real difference in flavor depending on the ingredients you choose. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for about four to five minutes. Keep the same oven temperature and switch to broil for about one to two minutes. Keep them on a middle rack in the oven. (Keep an eye on them when the broiler is on. They can go from golden brown to a lovely shade of charbroil in just a couple of seconds. You can also add small shrimp, chopped prosciutto, olives or other toppings if you wish.) The slices will be golden brown when done. Remove them and let them sit for just a minute.


Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Mushrooms and Stuffing: 6-8 oz. shrimp (use a combination of large and small cocktail shrimp) 4-5oz. scallops (small bay scallops) Capers 8 oz. softened cream cheese 2 cups sour cream 4-6 oz. crab Horseradish Portabella mushrooms Shredded mozzarella Shredded provolone Grated parmesan cheese

Sauté some shrimp in a pan. When they are almost done, add some scallops and capers (scallops don’t take as long to cook). Let everything sauté until scallops are lightly browned. While sautéing, put eight ounces of softened cream cheese in a large bowl. Add sour cream (about two cups). Add crab (as much as you want!). Mix it all up (and add some horseradish for a kick). Add the shrimp, scallops and capers to the mixture (but leave a few large shrimp out for later).

For the portabella mushrooms:

Take the stem off the mushroom and place the top of the mushroom upside down in a pan (preferably a pan with edges). Scoop the mixture onto the mushroom (you can never have too much!). Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese on top. Use the leftover shrimp and put them on top of the cheese. Sprinkle fresh grated parmesan cheese on top of it all. Add more capers (to make it look nice). Cook for four to five minutes at 425 degrees (basically just to melt the cheese). Remove briefly from the oven and sprinkle more parmesan cheese on top. Arrange two to three large shrimp and capers. Put back in oven and broil for about 90 seconds at 425 degrees to lightly brown parmesan. Remove from oven and let sit for three to four minutes before serving. Each mushroom should serve at least two to three people.

Party Platter Deviled Eggs 18 large eggs

3/4 cup Best Foods® Mayonnaise (Best Foods® is Hellmann®’s in the East and South) 2 heaping tsp. mild horseradish cream 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 1 packet Equal® or sugar Salt to taste

Mash yolks with fork, and then fluff up. Add mayonnaise, horseradish, vinegar, Equal® and salt. Use electric mixer to beat mixture until smooth.

Hard boil eggs and let cool overnight.

Use cake decorating bag and largest-holed tip. Spoon mixture in cake decorating bag, or you can just spoon the mixture into the egg white. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Sprinkle paprika on finished egg yolks.

Peel eggs. Divide in half lengthwise. Remove cooked yolk and place in large bowl. Place both halves of egg whites on large platter.

For sweeter: add more Equal® or sugar. For hotter: add more horseradish. For tangier: add a little more vinegar.

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The Sixth Annual Ar abian Horse Farm Tour Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Annual scottsdale Arabian Horse Farm Tour will kick off its sixth edition on Friday, December 28, 2012, and run through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. An opportunity for Arabian horse enthusiasts to ring in the new year together, it now welcomes approximately 300 visitors every year, including the general public. The schedule is relaxed, the horses are noteworthy, and raffles and auctions enable the weekend to raise a substantial amount of money for charity every year. “We have a whole promotional campaign here in the Valley with the local newspapers, television coverage and a Pr director,” says Cat mcKenna, of ArabHorse.com, which originated the tour. “We want to introduce the public to the Arabian horse, because this is, after all, the Arabian horse mecca.” The tour began as a three-day affair in 2007, but quickly expanded to four. now there are 11 scheduled stops on the five-day schedule, and two operations available by appointment. included this year are Terry Holmes Arabians, (Friday); scheier Farms, mcDonald Arabians and Guzzo-rivero Training Center (saturday); Culbreth equine Training, stonewall Farm Arabians and midwest (sunday); rae-Dawn Arabians, Arabian expressions and Pegasus Arabians (monday); and royal Arabians (Tuesday). Athala Arabians and Amurath Arabians may be booked by appointment. “We want to provide a venue that is welcoming to people who don’t know anything about the Arabian horse, or who just love horses or animals in general and who want to be involved in some way,” says mcKenna. “We have people year after year who don’t have horses, who come out and just love the Arabians. To me, seeing people fall in love with the horses is one of the most personally rewarding things about the farm tours—and, of course, it’s nice to see our friends and clients selling horses. And it’s fun to get a sneak peek at some of the horses we’ll be seeing at scottsdale, because many of the farms have their contenders here already, getting prepped and ready to go.” For the third year, the tour’s charity of choice is Healing Hearts Animal rescue and refuge, which cares for abused and neglected companion and farm animals. While the organization strives to place rescued individuals in new homes, its no-kill mandate allows it to care for those who can’t at its 54-acre refuge in Willcox, Ariz., and in foster homes. The group, a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization, also offers a mobile Veterinary surgical unit providing low-cost animal medical care. Last year, the tour raised more than $30,000 for the charity, with daily raffles and an exciting auction at sunday evening’s midwest stop. This year, while its format remains the same, the tour will offer a few new features as well. First time participant Pegasus Arabians will be hosting a new Year’s eve party, and royal Arabians will take over from north Arabians in welcoming guests for a new Year’s Day celebration. mcKenna, who loves the outreach the tour provides, nevertheless says the basic mission of the weekend remains focused on the Arabian horse community. scottsdale’s shows often are stressful times for Arabian horse enthusiasts who are showing their horses. “The tour,” she says, “was designed to offer a time for people to get together when they actually have time to enjoy each other’s company and enjoy the Arabian horse.” n

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oma, Caput Mundi, questa la sua fama nel mondo e quest’anno Tutto Arabi ha avuto l’onore di aver partecipato alla prima edizione dello “STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN ARABIAN HORSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” 2012. Roma ha quindi dato luce a questo evento per anni sognato, discusso e progettato dal “patron” Italiano Dott. Francesco Santoro, che con la moglie Serenella Zerbini e un’altra coppia di Signore degli show: Mme Christianne Chazel e Mme Dominique Briot hanno egregiamente organizzato nella spettacolare cornice dell’Ip-

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ome, historically known as ‘Caput Mundi’, hosted the first “STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN ARABIAN HORSE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” - 2012. It was a great honour for Tutto Arabi to be present. Rome finally made possible a venue that had been dreamed of for years, studied and created by the Italian “patron” Dr. Francesco Santoro. He, his wife and two other very important ladies from the world of Shows - Mme Christianne Chazel and Mme Dominique Briot – impeccably organized the venue that was held in the spectacular Hippodrome “Le Capannelle”. D.ssa Laura Mascagna did a remarkable job. Her hard work was extremely important for the success of the event. She took care of the secretarial work and of the wonderful


podromo “Le Capannelle”. Un grande lavoro è stato fatto dalla dott.ssa Laura Mascagna, che si è occupata della segreteria, dei premi (meravigliosi) e di essere il personaggio chiave, sempre pronta e presente per ogni eventualità. Nel primo week end di ottobre, a partire da venerdi 5 si sono sviluppate tutte la categorie femmine, il sabato tutti i maschi e la domenica il campionato finale e i trofei speciali. Tutto giudicato con il metodo a comparazione con preferenze al vincitore. E’ stata applicata anche la regola del Top Five, molto apprezzata da tutti perché consente anche ad un secondo classificato in categoria il ripescaggio per il primo posto durante il campionato finale. Per questa prima edizione abbiamo avuto una giuria d’elite: Mr. Manfred Hain dalla Germania, Mr. Nashaat Hegazy, Mr. Nasr Marei e Mr. Ali Shaarawi dall’Egitto, Mr. Pierluigi Rota dall’Italia, Talal Al Meheri dal Kuwait ed infine dalla Svizzera Mr Ferdinand Schwesterman, quest’ultimo già noto per essere il presidente dell’associazione Europea del Cavallo Purosangue Arabo Egiziano: “Piramid Society”. Speaker announcer, Mike Ashmore dalla Gran Bretagna. Le musiche del maestro Hassan Valsan, già noto per i suoi accompagnamenti agli show più prestigiosi, quali il mondiale a Parigi, Menton, Vichy e molti altri. In campo con il ruolo di Ring Master Mr. Cristian Moschini coaudiuvato da Mr. Marco Frezza.

prizes and was always ready to help with anything that was needed with charm and charisma. The female categories took place on Friday 5th October; the male categories followed on Saturday. The Final Championship and the assignment of special trophies were held on Sunday. The comparison evaluation system was used, with preference for the winner. The Top Five rule was also applied making it possible for horses in second place in their categories to compete for first place in the Final Championship. This was greatly appreciated by everyone. This first edition had an exceptional team of Judges: Mr. Manfred Hain from Germany, Mr. Nashaat Hegazy, Mr. Nasr Marei and Mr. Ali Shaarawi from Egypt, Mr. Pierluigi Rota from Italy, Talal Al Meheri from Kuwait and Mr. Ferdinand Schwesterman from Switzerland, President of the “Pyramid Society” - the European Association of Egyptian thoroughbreds. Mike Ashmore from Great Britain was the Speaker . The music was by maestro Hassan Valsan, well known for his part in important shows like the World Cup in Paris, the Menton and Vichy shows, and many others. Mr. Cristian Moschini - assisted by Mr. Marco Frezza – was Ring Master. Now that we have taken a look at the “technical” side of the show, I

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Tutto questo per ciò che riguarda la parte tecnica dello show, ma ora vi voglio descrivere la location dello spettacolo: ci troviamo nel piu bell’ippodromo Italiano “Le Capannel-le”, sia per storicità chee per bellezza, a lato dellee ta tribune è stata allestita 30 l’area VIP con più di 30 ttee tavoli, tutti egregiamente hee h serviti da un catering che di non è mai stato avaro di gn nii bevande e golosità ad ogni sue ue ora del giorno. Alle sue al spalle, un’area destinataa al pubblico e agli allevatori. Lo show si è sempre svolto con regolarità a partire dalle 10 del mattino sino alle 16 pomeridiane, con una breve interruzione per il pasto al ristorante situato in un’area giardino molto confortevole alle spalle della struttura vip. Molti gli sponsor, al quale mi sento di dare a nome dell’organizzazione e nostra un ringraziamento speciale per aver portato molti cavalli e aver creduto con una presenza significativa nell’importanza di un evento di classe, dedicato al Cavallo Arabo per eccellenza. Questo show inoltre, oltre che aver dato lustro all’Italia, ha dato la possibilità a questi cavalli, ai purosangue egiziani dal pedegree blasonato da anni di storia, di avere uno spazio a loro dedicato. Infatti, fino a quest’anno, la competizione tra Straight Egyptian avveniva solo nel Campionato Europeo a Lanaken in Belgio, gara peraltro orfana del Campionato Mondiale. In questo modo, completando il cerchio naturale delle competizioni agonistiche, con il Campionato del Mondo a Roma, si da un valore aggiunto all’Europeo di Lanaken e la giusta importanza al cavallo Straight Egyptian. Un’altra iniziativa che è stata apprezzata dai presenti è stata l’asta, che il Presidente Francesco Santoro ha organizzato a favore di un grandissimo, storico e prestigioso allevamento Egiziano: EL ZAHRAA STUD al Cairo. Tutti noi quest’anno abbiamo vissuto amaramente un nuovo tragico capitolo di storia che ha colpito l’Egitto. Una guerra civile, non ancora conclusa, sta mettendo in

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would w wo oul uld like uld like li ke to to describe descri de scri sc ribe be the the he wo on ndder er ffuul place ppllac ace that tha hat hosted hhoost sted sted ed the thhee venue. veen nue. ue. The ue The Th wonderful “Le Capanelle” Hippodrome is one of the most beautiful and one of the oldest hippodromes in Italy. The VIP area was next to the grandstands. 30 VIP tables were prepared and the excellent catering service made sure there was no lack of food or drink at all times. Behind the VIP area was a special area for breeders and for the public. The show schedule was always respected. The categories started at 10 a.m. and finished at 4 p.m. There was a short lunch break in the restaurant in a lovely garden just behind the VIP area. I would like to thank – also on behalf of the Organizers the many sponsors for their presence, for registering so many beautiful horses and for believing in this significant show reserved for the Arabian Horse par excellence . This show was very important for Italy, but it was also an opportunity for SE horses and their valuable ancient and esteemed pedigrees to have an extra “space” totally dedicated to them. Up to this year, competition between SEs only took place within the European Championship in Lanaken, Belgium, which is now no longer a World Cup. The Rome World Cup completes the natural cycle of shows giving added importance to the European Championship in Lanaken and, of course, to SE Horses. During the venue, Dr. Francesco Santoro organized an auction in favour of a very prestigious, old and important Stud in Egypt: the EL ZAHRAA STUD of Cairo. We are all aware of the tragedies that hit Egypt this year. A new sad chapter of history has been written. A civil war that is still not over is seriously damaging the population and all the public and private structures of the country. Thanks to the sale of artwork by the Italian artist Paola Marinan-


crisi la popolazione e di conseguenza tutte le strutture statali e non del paese. A questo proposito, una raccolta di fondi a favore di El Zahraa con la vendita dei quadri di un’artista Italiana, quale è Paola Marinangeli ha permesso di donare ben 16.800,00 euro all’allevamento Egiziano. Alla fine, penso che per il futuro questo show, che voglio considerare sì, come una competizione, ma anche come un contenitore dove le persone assieme ai cavalli più belli del mondo che sfileranno, possano incontrarsi, dar vita a nuove iniziative, raccogliere fondi da donare a chi è meno fortunato in quel momento, per poi tornare ai rispettivi paesi sparsi nel mondo con il ricordo nel cuore di un evento unico sotto il cielo blu della città eterna. Ora lascio la parola a due altri protagonisti: i fotografi Erwin Escher e Laure Munsch che in questa occasione, grazie alle loro belle fotografie, danno colore e lustro alla nostra testata. Inoltre se vorrete consultare i filmati che Arabian Essence ha mandato in straming e i risultati dello show andate sui siti: www.arabianessence.com o su www.straightegyptianworldchampionship.com. Buona visione a tutti e... “arrivederci a Roma”! ❑

geli, Euro 16,800.00 was donated to the above mentioned Egyptian Stud. I think that in the future this show will not only be an important competition, but also a great opportunity for people to meet up and, while observing the most beautiful SE horses in the world on show, develop new ideas and raise funds to help all those who are in need at the time and who aren’t as lucky as we are. Then they will all return to their respective countries carrying in their hearts the memory of a unique event in the ‘eternal city’. I will now let the images of two other important personalities - photographers Erwin Escher and Laure Munsch - “do the talking”. Their beautiful images bring colour and prestige to our magazine. If you wish to see the films that were shown in streaming by Arabian Essence and check the detailed results, you may look everything up on www.arabianessence.com or www.straightegyptianworldchampionship.com Enjoy and...”see you again in Rome”!!! ❑

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GOLD MEDAL CHAMPION FILLIES

DEEMA AL WAAB

ANSATA NILE ECHO X NADEEM B: AL WAAB FARM O: SHEIKH ABDULLA BIN KHALID BIN HAMAD AL THANI

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F SHAMAAL

MAYSOUN X SARAMEENA B: FRIEDMANN O: H.R.H.P. KHALID BIN SULTAN BIN ABDUL AZIZ AL SAUD AL-KHALEDIAH STABLES

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FUTURITY FEMALE CHAMPION

LEI MY STAR

AL AYAL AA X MAGIC SORAYA B&O: ARABIAN STARS

FUTURITY MALE CHAMPION

AMIR EL NILE

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mAggdALinA (1999 – 2012)

by Linda White

Chestnut mares have a way of capturing our imagination and admiration, and the roster of U.s. and Canadian national Champion mares is populated with unforgettable chestnut luminaries. sadly, one of the loveliest has left our midst. maggdalina (magnum Psyche x Zolina, by Andrzejevo) died at strawberry banks Farm, in east Aurora, n.Y., on August 26, 2012. A foal of April 1999, she was 13.

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Maggdalina

Maggdalina was bred by Michael Stasevich, who had bought her dam, Zolina (x Kameo Z, by *Aladdinn), from Wisconsin breeder Connie Schneider in 1999 as a 7-yearold. Zolina had a modest show career, winning mare halter championships and reserve championships in Regions 13, 14 and 18. Zolina’s first triumph was the 1993 Region 18 Yearling Filly Reserve Championship for Schneider. Maggdalina was the second of Zolina’s seven offspring.

She left her owner, Barbara Chur, and the Arabian horse community with more than memories, however. Maggdalina produced eight offspring: three daughters and five sons. Her first offspring was JJ Mecca, sired by Baske Afire and foaled in 2003. JJ Mecca was bred by Walter R. Mishek and has been shown successfully in country English pleasure, both open and amateur, and English show hack. He is owned by Anna and Scott Menne.

Maggdalina’s name was up in lights early. She was named 2000 U.S. National Reserve Champion Yearling Filly Breeders’ Sweepstakes for Walter Mishek, who had purchased her as a coming yearling in February 2000. Under Mishek’s ownership, the irresistible youngster became a 2001 Canadian National Top Ten 2-YearOld Filly. In 2002, she was U.S. and Canadian National Champion Futurity Filly and Canadian National Reserve Champion Junior Mare 3-5. Two years later, she made a clean sweep at the competitive Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes. The 2004 U.S. National Champion Junior Mare 3-5 title followed on the heels of her Buckeye successes.

In 2006 Maggdalina produced three foals. Marshantay, her first filly, was sired by Marwan Al Shaqab. Marshantay is unshown, and still belongs to Judy Nordquist, who bred her. Maggdalina’s second 2006 offspring was DM Maggdal Shakkab, a bay Marwan Al Shaqab colt bred by Mishek. At 3, DM Maggdal Shakkab was named 2009 Canadian National Champion Futurity Gelding and U.S. Top Ten Futurity Gelding for his present owner, Don Manuel Arabians LLC. Maggdalina’s third 2006 foal was a second filly. Maggdalene, a chestnut like her mother, was sired by Magnum Psyche. Maggdalene was 2009 Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly for her breeder, Walter Mishek, and is presently owned by Israa Waleed Giuma Ben Zaied.

In 2007 Maggdalina was undefeated everywhere she was taken. The 2007 U.S. National Senior Mare Championship was her final show ring appearance, this time for Strawberry Banks owner Barbara Chur, who had purchased her in June. Maggdalina had a huge following; everyone who saw her, in or out of the show ring, is left with vivid images of the brilliant, transcendent mare.

Maggdalina produced two foals in 2009 for Strawberry Banks Farm, who had purchased her in 2007. They included a grey Hey Hallelujah colt, Mannhattan, who was named 2011 U.S. National Top Ten 2-Year-Old Gelding for his owner and breeder, Strawberry Banks Volume 43, No. 6 | 221


Maggdalina Farm. Her second 2009 foal was the bay colt, romeo srA, by DA Valentino. romeo srA was bred and is owned by Dan and maureen Grossman, and is unshown to date.

and an Alada baskin daughter because we had been looking for *Aladdinn bloodlines. Zolina was not beautiful, but she thought she was beautiful.

more Than A memory, maggdalina’s second chestnut daughter, was a foal of 2010. now a coming 3-year-old, more Than A memory was sired by WH Justice, and remains unshown. she was bred by strawberry banks, and now belongs to Cindy mcGown, who purchased her in may 2011. strawberry banks has a weanling chestnut Hey Hallelujah colt out of maggdalina. she was in foal to 2012 U.s. national Champion Futurity Colt Trussardi (stival x Precious As Gold, by *el shaklan) at the time of her death.

“maggdalina was a surprise! We didn’t expect a head like that. We got lucky, finding that cross. The huge dish in maggdalina’s head set her apart; you knew she was something special. even my farrier, who is a Quarter Horse and Paint guy, couldn’t take his eyes off her. she was easy to be around, too.”—Michael Stasevich

Speaking Of Maggdalina “maggdalina was a lady of poise and grace; perhaps the most perfect Arabian mare i have ever worked with. i truly believe she won most, if not all of her awards at the walk, as her classes began, before any close inspection was made. Her type and beauty were unarguable, but it was her perfect symmetry, balance and structure that captivated horsemen and judges, and left them in awe. Presenting her for barbara Chur and Walter mishek was an experience of great pride and joy.”—David Boggs “in our lifetime we get some horses that are more special than others. maggdalina was an extraordinary filly. she had the physical ability to do whatever you asked of her. When you pose many horses, you have to do everything you can to make them look good. not maggdalina; she was easy to show! “she was so strong in every department: so balanced, so wellconformed, so beautiful. she was the complete package. We took her to scottsdale in February of her yearling year and sold her to Walter mishek. We didn’t get to have her very long, but we enjoyed her while she was with us!” —Keith Krichke “We bought her dam from Connie schneider. We had a Cognac daughter, a Pro-Fire daughter, and added Zolina 222 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

“she was one of the most beautiful horses i—or anybody—ever could have owned. ‘Queen’ maggie was loved by all who knew her. she loved her days at strawberry banks, living and loving being ‘just a horse.’ of course, she knew she was more than that, but she so enjoyed being out each day, surveying her ‘realm.’ We miss her!”—Barbara Chur “For me, she was the epitome of Arabian type. We have a Hey Hallelujah gelding out of her who was a reserve champion yearling at scottsdale, and 2011 U.s. national Top Ten Gelding. He’s big, beautiful, has a great disposition, and we’re riding him now. He’s gorgeous! i was always hoping we would get a filly out of her by Hey Hallelujah, but we didn’t.”—Brian Murch “i have had the opportunity and privilege of seeing most of the important mares of our time. For me, maggdalina was beautiful, majestic and the epitome of an Arabian mare. it was a difficult decision to sell her, but i owed her the chance to have a life of luxury at a farm where she could be completely happy. barbara Chur shared my love and passion for maggdalina. i knew that at strawberry banks Farm, with barbara, brian and melanie murch, and michele Valone, she would enjoy a special life. “maggdalina’s passing is a great loss for the Arabian breed. Her death leaves me and, i am sure, barbara, with broken hearts. maggdalina can never be replaced.”—Walter Mishek n


A Leg Up Safety Tip For Trailer Latches by Heather Smith Thomas When you haul horses, do you ever have a niggling worry about your door latches? This type of worry is a good thing if it prompts you to check the latches.

to ride. But before they got home, the trailer door swung open, the stallion jumped or fell out onto the highway, and was killed.

The owners were distraught at the loss of their valuable There are some very fancy, brand-new trailers that do not horse, and could hardly believe such a thing could happen. have a safe door latch. They look secure, but can still come It was a new trailer, the latch was in good shape, and they loose when you’re traveling on rough roads or when hitting had checked it. The wife was so determined to find out an uneven patch of asphalt on the highway, going through how it could have happened that later she took the trailer bumpy road construction, or crossing a cattle guard. When on a bumpy dirt road for a test drive, and sure enough, the the trailer hits a bump, the latch may pop open. Animals latch jarred loose and the traveling loose inside door swung open. may fall or jump out, and any that are tied too Horses are often hauled loose in a fourA few years earlier, the close to the door may horse or six-horse trailer or stock trailer, same thing happened to end up with a leg or a rancher hauling weaned two out the back of the since there is less stress on them than steer calves to market. trailer. Tied horses have when traveling tied. In these instances, A neighbor was helping, been dragged to death it is especially crucial that the trailer taking one load in a new when a door came open door be secure, since the animals might stock trailer. Suddenly and the horse partially fall out or try to jump out if the door the trailer door swung backed out of the trailer. open and within less Even a rump chain or suddenly comes open. than half a minute, all bar will not always keep 28 steers tumbled out both hind legs inside if onto the road. One was killed outright, three others were so the horse is trying to back out. seriously injured (with broken backs and pelvises) they had to be shot, and several more were badly bruised and lame, Horses are often hauled loose in a four-horse or six-horse taking months to recover. trailer or stock trailer, since there is less stress on them than when traveling tied. In these instances, it is especially The latch had jiggled open when the trailer hit a bump, crucial that the trailer door be secure, since the animals even though it was properly latched at the start of the trip. might fall out or try to jump out if the door suddenly Many trailers have a poor latch design, and you cannot comes open. depend on them to always stay secure. It is wise to have an additional method for double latching the doors—even A few years ago a horse breeding family brought their best just a piece of baling twine to tie in the latch to make stallion to a stallion service auction, where the stallion sure it cannot shift or move if jarred. The latch is strong was the high-selling individual for the auctioned stud fees. enough to hold the door; it just does not stay in proper Afterward, they started back home (120 miles) in a new position if the trailer hits a bump, and then it allows the four-horse trailer. On the way home they stopped to check door to come open. A simple safety tie or double latch can on the stallion, and everything was fine. They were hauling solve this problem. n him loose in the trailer, since that is the way he preferred

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Calendar Of Events Items for the calendar are run FREE of charge on a space-available basis. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. MAIL notices to Arabian Horse Times, Attention: Charlene Deyle, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; phone 612-8163018 or e-mail: charlened@ahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

Shows . December December 6-9, 2012, Saguaro Classic A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. December 15, 2012, Holiday Hoorah I OneDay Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-628-2640. December 16, 2012, Holiday Hoorah II OneDay Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-628-2640. January January 10-13, 2013, Houston All Arab Sport Horse Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Roca, 832-971-0991. January 10-13, 2013, Houston All Arabian A and B Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Kayla Roca, 832-971-0991. January 11-13, 2013, SAAHA 42nd Annual Arab Charity Show, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. January 12, 2013, Show Your Horse All Arabian One-Day Show, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004. January 22-23, 2013, Central FL Arab Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. January 25-17, 2013, Sierra Empire, Pomona, California. Contact: Janie Fix, 520-508-4063. February February 14-24, 2013, 58th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072.

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February 23-24, 2013, Central FL Arab Winter Classic, New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. march march 14-17, 2013, Cowtown Classic, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. march 16-17, 2013, Ocala 18th Annual Amateur Show, Ocala, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. march 21-24, 2013, Alamo Arabian Fiesta, San Antonio, Texas. Contact: Sherri Re, 281-513-5745. march 22-24, 2013, Alabama All Arabian Show, Rainsville, Alabama. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. march 22-24, 2013, MAHA All Arab Spring Fling, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. march 29-30, 2013, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. march 29-31, 2013, Deseret A and B Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. march 29-31, 2013, The Arabian Celebration A and B, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710.

EndurancE/ CompEtitivE trail ridE november 30, 2012, Blackwater Boogie 25-, 50-, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. December 1, 2012, Blackwater Boogie 25-, and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403.

International events

*Go to www.ecaho.org for international shows and information.

Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates.

corrections:

On page 308 of the 2012 October issue (Vol. 43, No. 5), picture is not Sydney Dazzo. Sydney Dazzo with He Be Showy DFA, 2012 Youth National Champion H/A Gelding Stock/Hunter JTH 17 & Under. Sydney earned 4 Championships and 7 Top Tens with 7 horses at Youth Nationals.

On page 334 of the 2012 October issue (Vol. 43, No. 5), picture is incorrect for GSF Rizing Son. Joel Gangi and GSF Rizing Son won the championship at the Arabian Horse Celebration in Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse.


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the 2012

Fall Festival

minnesota arabian horse breeders by Beth Ellen Hunziker It’s hard to believe, but the annual Minnesota Arabian Breeders Fall Festival celebrated its 31st anniversary this year. Perhaps the secret to its longevity and continuing success is that it embodies everything that is good about the Arabian horse and the community of people who love them. Currently, there are many discussions taking place about how to improve the Arabian industry, encourage breeding, bolster the market, increase participation and attract new owners. In fact, the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall Festival and Medallion Stallion program has been the model for success in the Arabian community ever since its inception, and even in these challenging economic times, it continues to grow and improve each year. The Board Of Directors’ creative minds made the 2012 show exciting, and the “open barn” attitude of the exhibitors made everyone feel welcome and appreciated. At this year’s Fall Festival, the halter classes were full of beautiful horses that any breeder could be proud to claim. The performance classes were large— participation in these all-amateur classes was significantly up from previous years—and the beauty, athleticism and versatility of the horses were at the highest levels. A critical component in the success of every horse show is the panel of judges. This year the Fall Fest had a stellar

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group of experts, including Scott Benjamin, Jody LaSalle, Ron Palelek, John Power and Corky Sutton. Even from the sidelines, it was evident the judges were enjoying the high quality of the horses and handlers competing at the show. For many breeders, owners and spectators, the halter competitions for yearling fillies and colts are the most highly anticipated classes at the Fall Festival. This year was no exception, and it is worth noting that Marwan Al Magnifficoo, by Marwan Al Shaqab, sired three of the four yearling champions. Marhaabah, also by Marwan Al Shaqab, sired the remaining yearling champion. The Minnesota Medallion Stallion program offers the services of some of the leading sires of the breed. This year, the stallion DS Major Afire was inducted into the Hall of Fame and was also the High Point Sire of the Show. Other noteworthy sires were Khadraj NA, whose service was the highest selling in the auction, and MPA Giovanni, who won the Get of Sire class. Several more stallions sired multiple winners in halter or performance or both. Greg Brown, President of the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders, was one of the busiest people at the show. He shared his thoughts about the show, the team and the future of the Minnesota Breeders Fall Festival and the Medallion Stallion program. “This year, the Minnesota Fall Festival


celebrated its 31st anniversary, and I believe it was one of the best in years. Everything from the beautiful fall weather to the upbeat atmosphere, the fantastic horses, talented amateur handlers and a first rate panel of judges made it a great show! We hear so much talk about the depressed economy, declining breedings and shows being down—yet, pretty much everything at our show was up. The patrons and vendors were up, entries were up, participants were up, and classes per horse were up. In fact, we had to split several performance classes this year because they were so big. Attendance was up this year too. In addition to all the people who attended the show and auction, we had over 5,000 viewers from around the world watching the live feed. “The Medallion Stallion auction was a success again this year,” he continued. “We raised a total of $239,650. This achieved our objective of raising the substantial funds we need to support our show and to

Judges, L to R: Ron Palelek, Jody LaSalle, John Power, Corky Sutton and Scott Benjamin.

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encourage participation from breeders for years to come. We genuinely thank the owners of the established stallions, as well as the exciting new young sires who have contributed to the Medallion Stallion program and the Fall Festival—they are the foundation of our program. We are very excited about some of the new, up and coming young stallions that have recently joined the program. These sires and their owners make it possible for breeders to produce champion quality horses in halter and performance, and contribute to the overall quality of our breed. “The Minnesota Breeders Medallion Stallion program was the first and the original stallion futurity program. It has become the model for most, if not all, of the other successful futurity programs in the country. We are happy to say that even after 31 years, and other competing futurity programs, our group is still recognized as the leader in the industry and for producing national champions in halter and performance.

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Quotes

lollie ames, cedar ridge arabians:

“The Minnesota Breeders Fall Festival and Medallion Stallion was the first futurity program of its kind, and I believe it’s completely unique from all the others because of its strong membership. Although breeding is down, the Minnesota Medallion Stallion program is still going strong. The bidding at our service auction was genuine and the results were very good. The show was the best I’ve seen—the halter classes are always exceptional, but the performance classes this year were large and full of extremely high quality horses and riders. In the past, many of our halter winners have gone on to win national championships. This year, we saw that high level of quality in both the halter and performance classes, and they are all truly amateur competitors! The Minnesota Fall Festival always has been for breeders and amateurs and it always will be—that’s what makes it the best program in the country!”

ted carson, butler Farm training center:

“Minnesota Breeders were the pioneers of the stallion futurity programs. After 30 years, the original spirit of the program seems to remain intact. I give this group a lot of credit for continuing to put on a show for the breeders—big or small. This a great show, and we plan to continue to support it.”

lori and Peter conway, directors:

“The Fall Festival is a show like no other. The pace is relaxed, with time to socialize, enjoy lots of good food, and attend an educational seminar. Every class is amateurs only; all are competing for great prize money. The Stallion Auction funds the show and gives people a chance to breed to the best stallions in the world.”

donna hentges, greymoor Farm:

“I always enjoy the Broodmare Elite Awards. After all, these mares produced Minnesota Fall Festival champions—many of which have gone on to national championship titles! This program places them in the spotlight and gives them the recognition they deserve. This year the honorees were Miss America I, owned by Patricia and Duane Dieckman; Carismreta, owned by Chuck and Chris Rickart; and Kharnation, owned by Laure Kruse. After 31 years, the Minnesota Fall Festival continues to get better and better. I am proud to be part of Minnesota Breeders, and I highly recommend experiencing this show to everyone.”

larry Jerome, Jerland arabians:

“I am proud to be a member of the Minnesota Breeders and the Medallion Stallion Program. They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and although other breeder groups have modeled their futurity programs after the Medallion Stallion, in my opinion this is still the best program in the country by far. “I was extremely happy that my stallion Khadraj NA was the highest selling lot in the Stallion service auction, but I was thrilled for the owners of his babies who did so well in both halter and performance at the show. I was also very happy that MPA Giovanni brought such a good price for his service at the auction and that his babies did so well at the show with their owners. I am proud to support these two great sires of the Arabian breed. “In my opinion, the best part of the Minnesota Fall Fest is the upbeat atmosphere of the show. It’s fun to be a part of an event where people are enthused and happy to be there. It is a very uplifting experience. Yes, I was happy our horses did well, but more important—the show did well. The auction went well, the classes were full of great quality horses in both halter and performance, and the judges did an excellent job. Once again, I will tell people that at the Minnesota Fall Fest they can ‘take a chance and have a chance.’ We pride ourselves on this being one of the most fair shows, and that it’s one of the most level playing fields in the country. If you want to enjoy your horses at a friendly show and spend time with positive, progressive people, come to the Minnesota Fall Festival.”

mike neal and katie beck, mike neal arabian center:

“The best part of the Fall Festival this year was having DS Major Afire inducted into the Minnesota Medallion Stallion Hall of Fame. He was so well received when we presented him Saturday night— everyone was very supportive—and it was a lot of fun. We’ve had Major at our farm for 13 years, and he is very special to us. The icing on the cake was when Major was awarded High Point Sire of the Show on Sunday! That was incredible! We were thrilled that Major’s owner, Jennifer Patterson, was able to be there to see Major’s offspring do so well at the show and to see him receive these great honors.”

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High Point Sire and Hall Of Fame Inductee DS Major Afire with owner Jennifer Patterson, and handlers Mike Neal and Katie Beck.

Leading Halter Sire - Marwan Al Magnifficoo

Broodmare Elite Miss America I with owners Laure and Justin Kruse.

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Hall Of Fame Inductee Glory Bound and owners Jeri and Ron Drassel.

Leading Performance Sire - Magnum Psyche

Broodmare Elite Carismreta with owners nch Christine and Chuck Richert.


“It was great to see many of our founding members at the show this year. Although a number of our members are retiring, they are passing the torch to new, young, enthusiastic members, ensuring that our program remains vital and progressive. The Minnesota Medallion Stallion roster is limited, to maintain a high degree of quality, and our board of directors is small so that we can remain agile

Senior High Point Amateur Handler Award winner, Michael Bills, and Greg Brown.

and quick to respond to our members’ needs. Our goal is to achieve a balance where we are ‘exclusive’ in some ways, and yet inclusive and welcoming to those who wish to participate or contribute in a positive way. Everyone—past members, current members and newcomers—will always be welcome to come and partake in the fun at the Fall Festival.”

Mike Brennan accepting the High Point Breeder Award for Cedar Ridge Arabians from Greg Brown.

Junior High Point Amateur winner, Katherine Bartlett.

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He is appreciative of everyone who played a part in the show. “We want to thank everyone who made the show so much fun,” he says, “the chili feed, the wild rice soup lunch, the progressive dinner and the great entertainment. Also, we appreciate the seminars given by pedigree expert Arlene Magid and Kent Mayfield of the Institute for the Desert Arabian Horse, which were a big hit with breeders. In addition to all the fun, we were able to be productive

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and give back to a great charity. This year we were thrilled to be able to donate a check for $5,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. “The Minnesota Breeders is a wonderfully diverse group of people. There are some pretty interesting characters and we come from all walks of life. The thread that ties us together is our love for the Arabian horse.” n


Quotes

ron Palelek, Fall Festival Judge:

“Although I’ve been to the Minnesota Fall Fest before, this was my first time to judge the show. It was a great experience; the horses were excellent, the amateur exhibitors did a great job showing their horses, and it seemed like everyone was really having a good time. The Medallion Stallion program was the first of its kind and it set the standard for all the others that followed. The best part of the show was seeing all the amateurs showing and enjoying their horses. Specialty shows like this are flourishing because they give people an opportunity to show their horses, to participate, even if times are economically challenging. In my opinion, this is the healthiest part of our industry.”

JenniFer Patterson, owner oF ds maJor aFire:

“When I was notified that Major Afire was to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, I was excited. But once I arrived at the show, I was thrilled by the significance of the honor. I was beyond excited! “I fell in love with Major Afire the first moment I saw him. He really is a very special stallion. Watching his offspring achieve so much show ring success and now becoming such highly regarded producers is like a dream come true. I am very proud of Major and his babies. Having Major Afire join the other members of the Hall of Fame—horses like Padrons Psyche and other icons in the breed—was a night I will never forget. The icing and cherry on top came on Sunday, when Major Afire was named High Point Sire of the Show! It just does not get any better. I want to thank Mike Neal and Katie Beck for their support and care of Major Afire and for helping to make all of this possible. It means so much to me! I am also very grateful to the Minnesota Breeders for this amazing honor and for supporting these great stallions. “This was the first time I attended the Minnesota Fall Festival and I have to say, I was extremely impressed with the whole weekend. Everyone was so welcoming. I was most pleasantly surprised by the amazing quality of the horses, handlers and riders—it just was so unexpected. Many of the regional shows were really down this year—yet the Fall Festival was in full swing and super upbeat. It was a great show and I will definitely be back!”

John Power, Fall Festival Judge:

“There were many things I liked about the show but what really stood out was the quality of the horses and the enthusiasm of the exhibitors. The cheers that erupted for the winners came from everywhere in the arena, not just one section. It was wonderful to see such sportsmanship. I was proud to be part of such a positive show!”

JeFF and roxanne schall, shada, inc.:

“The energy and camaraderie at this year’s Minnesota Breeders Fall Festival was fantastic. It was a genuinely enjoyable event with an exhibitor-friendly schedule. The four yearling champions sired by Marwan Al Magnifficoo highlighted the In-Hand Breeding classes of the show. This is a strong statement indicating he is becoming one of the most special breeding stallions of our time!”

corky sutton, Fall Festival Judge:

“I loved the Minnesota Fall Fest! This was the second time for me to judge this show. The quality of the competition was really good, and the horses were extremely well-shown. I was thrilled with the performance classes, considering the exhibitors were all amateurs. All of the classes, halter and performance, were deep. The best thing about the Fall Fest was getting to work with a superior group of judges and judging great horses!”

val sylla, director:

“Fall Fest is one of our favorite shows of the year, as it’s a show where we seem to always meet new people and have a chance to get together with old friends. We’ve been really fortunate in our breeding program, and it was incredible to see horses we’ve bred do so well both in the performance and halter classes again in 2012.”

debbie treadwell, director:

“The enthusiasm from this show was unparalleled, the quality of the horses was excellent and the class numbers were huge. People simply love the thrill of competition, while being part of the fairest and longest running all amateur futurity program in the country. I have been part of this program for 30 years and I hope I’ll be around another 30. It is truly my favorite show of the year.”

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David & Tammy Corning & Sienna Snell

DST ARABIANS

Olympia, WA v 360-866-8525 DSTArabians@msn.com www.dstarabians.com Carol Derus & Terri Gellin

DEER HAVEN ARABIANS

Clintonville, WI v 715-823-2165 dharabians@frrontiernet.net www.deerhavenarabians.com John & Martha Diedrich Waseca, MN v 507-461-1587 E-mail: jcdiedrich@gmail.com Gene & LaVonne Gullickson

WEST LAWN FARM

Donna Hentges

GREYMOOR FARM

Elko, MN v 952-461-3311 greymoor@visi.com www.first-cyte.com Justin Kruse

WISHFUL THINKING FARMS Hudson WI v 651-263-3384 Justin.kruse@me.com Larry & Shelley Jerome

JERLAND FARM

Barron, WI v 715-537-5413 larry@jerland.com www.jerland.com Suzette & JoAnn Johnson

ISLAND FARM

Lake Crystal, MN v 507-726-2174 June-Dec: suzettej@hickorytech.net Jan-May: sjohnson_54@msn.com

NERIKE HILL ARABIANS

Jeana Karlovich

Ken, Judy & Austin Figge

Peawaukee, WI v 262-547-3000 wiclasonln@aol.com

Plum City, WI v 715-448-2286

WILLOW BROOK ARABIANS Buffalo, MN v 763-682-9388 willowbrookarabians@hotmail.com www.willowbrookarabians.com Eleanor Hamilton

ELEANORS ARABIAN FARM Rogers, MN v 763-767-1381 h.hamilton@microcontrol.com www.eleanorsarabianfarm.com

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J.D.D.K. ARABIANS

Peter & Trish Kessler

DON MANUEL FARMS Elkton, FL v 904-429-0555 peter@surety-bonding.com Nancy Knutson

MAJESTIC STAR ARABIANS

Colfax, WI 54730 v 715-962-3721 nancy@majesticstararabians.com


Horse Breeder Members Tom Mensing

Mr. Fernando De Santibanez

Katja Wiedrich

Scottsdale AZ v 612-860-4888 tommensing@gmail.com

Buenos Aires, Argentina info@harasmayed.com www.harasmayed.com

Hager City, WI v 715-792-2956 katjawiedrich@yahoo.com

OUTLAW EQUESTRIANS

Tarrance & Jacqueline Floyd

SILVERLAKE ARABIANS

Wichita, KS v 316-648-4529 tarrance@silverlakearabians.com Deri & Karen Nordsving

D & K ARABIANS

Racine, MN v 507-378-2341 www.makhiavellika.com Kim McKimmy

ARCHETYPE ARABIANS

St. Michael, MN v 651-253-8673 kmckimmy@charter.net www.regentarabians.com Doug & Kate Peterson

REGENT ARABIANS

Rogers, MN v 763-428-4975 regentarab@aol.com www.regentarabians.com Walter R. Mishek

MISHEKS ARABIANS

Waseca, MN v 507-837-9127 wrm@ahtimes.com Frank & Jody Puleo

JADA ARABIANS

Hugo, MN v 651-653-9369 frankpuleojr@yahoo.com www.jadaarabians.com Rory & Sue O’Neill

O’NEILL ARABIANS, LLC

Cave Creek, AZ v 602-821-8220 www.oneillarabians.com

HARAS MAYED

Beth Proctor & Jack Collins

WIEDRICH ARABIANS

Perry & Diane Wagamon

WAGAMON HORSE FARM

Mankato, MN v 507-387-3869 windsongarabians@gmail.com

Lino Lakes, MN v 651-464-7299 pdwagamon@aol.com www.wagamonfarms.com

Blake Skole

Ric & Cecilia Summers

816-507-9852 blakeskole@yahoo.com

Bonner Springs, KS v 816-365-3472 wilomararabians@gmail.com www.wil-o-mararabians.com

WINDSONG RANCH

MAZZIAH LLC

Jennifer Patterson Glenbrook, NV v 775-749-5974 pinecone223@aol.com Theresa Soltis

EL TERAN ARABIANS

Upsala, MN v 320-573-4953 elteran@surfsota.com

WIL-O-MAR ARABIANS

Dean & Terri Wikel

PEGASUS ARABIANS

Berlin Heights, OH v 419-588-3000 sales@pegasusequestrian.com Sam and Laura Peacemaker

PCF ARABIANS

PINE CREST ARABIANS

Spokane, WA v 509-315-8584 kim@chmgmt.com sampeacemaker@me.com

Debbie Treadwell

Angela Rasmussen Glencoe, MN v 612-598-4129 angelarasmussen@yahoo.com

Ron & Judy Schmid

Hayward, WI v 715-634-2626 pcarab@aol.com

ADVANTAGE ARABIANS

Maple Lake, MN v 320-963-3677 debbietreadwell@mcnamaracompany.com Mark and Val Sylla

WESTRIDGE FARMS

River Falls, WI v 715-426-9640 vals@westridgefarms.com www.westridgefarms.com

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders

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noMinate your in-foal Mare to the Mahb MeDallion prograM by 12/31/12. We paid out over $235K in 2012. Expect more in 2014 when these foals show at the Fall Fest. Nomination forms at www.medallionstallion.com

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2012 Mahb

Fall Festival results

September 28-30, 2012 Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN Results provided by MAHB

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion MARVELLOUS XCEPTSHAHN (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Xceptshahnal), shown by Stuart Vesty for owners Anna, Robert and Rosanne Wiechmann.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion ASCARII (Besson Carol x Satin Chall LL), shown by Jason Tackett for owners Mark and Lynn Simons.

MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion SWEET TEASE (Marhaabah x Temptation T), shown by Michael Bills for owners Steve and Darla Miles.

MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Reserve Champion BELLA LUNA PA (Masquerade PA x Fadila PCF), shown by Angela Larson for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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MAHB Auction Yearling Colts/Geldings ATH – Champion: MARVELLOUS XCEPTSHAHN (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x WC Xceptshahnal), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: Anna, Robert and Rosanne Wiechmann; Reserve: ASCARII (Besson Carol x Satin Chall LL), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: Mark and Lynn Simons; Top Ten: BEYONET WS (Sir Fames HBV x HK Najmenette), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Gerald Bauer; KARISMATTIK (Ames Charisma x OH Crescent Moon), Ex: Rebecca Kalsow, O: Bergren Family Arabians; CHAGALL PVF (Mazkarade x Luminous ETA), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Donald and Ann Benson; DEKKUTANTE TRJ (Art Dekko TT x TRcopperclassique), Ex: Ross Danielson, O: Ross Danielson; PURE AMBITION LD (Bey Ambition x Queen Adiamonds), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Les VanDyke; UNIQUE JUSTTICE SCA ( Justtice x Forever Amber LK), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Nora Keating and Byran Illerbrun; BACCHUS BHA (Mamage x MD Chardonnay), Ex: Van Jacobsen, O: Dean Meier; VERANO DHA (Milano CRA x Soh A Diva DNA), Ex: Ashlee Shaw, O: Danielle and Randy Shaw.

Bills, O: Steve and Darla Miles; Reserve: BELLA LUNA PA (Masquerade PA x Fadila PCF), Ex: Angela Larson, O: Pegasus Arabians; Top Ten: STAR OF GEMINI AAL (Gemini VII x Miss Independence AAL), Ex: Debbie Treadwell, O: David and Debbie Treadwell; TF ANGILINA (Psitiguy x China K Doll), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Heather and Curtis Hough; MPA GIANAH (MPA Giovanni x Rohara Whispers), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Andrew and Karen Wilson; RA OUR LITTLE ANGEL (Enzo x Overlook Jubilee), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Regan and Renae Rohl; TORINOS CHARM FWF (BH Torino x Ames Charmette), Ex: Lori Ricigliano, O: Kendra Wells; BEY BEY IMA STARR (Brandon Bey JCA x Beystaarrs Kadance), Ex: Bart Bills, O: Jody Leyda; ZOFIA SCA (Kordelas x Odysseys Design), Ex: Renata Keating, O: Nora Keating; AFIRE ANGEL WLF (DS Major Afire x Echsclusive WLF), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James and Penny Gute.

MAHB Auction Yearling Fillies ATH – Champion: SWEET TEASE (Marhaabah x Temptation T), Ex: Michael

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colts/Geldings ATH – Champion: MOSAIC V (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Misti Morn V), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Varian Arabians; Reserve: ASCARI WR (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Champion MOSAIC V (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Misti Morn V), shown by Michael Bills for owner Varian Arabians.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion ASCARI WR (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Song), shown by owner Valerie Sylla.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Champion FARAH LA MAGNIFFICCA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Bella Sera PVF), shown by Stuart Vesty for owner Amanda Solie.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Reserve Champion VESPERRA (SF Veraz x LF Triumphant Star), shown by Kentley Dean for owners Frances Butler, Sybil Collins and Sandra Smith

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MAHB 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Final Champion REPLICA GL (Legacy Of Fame x Queen Of Ssheba), shown by Jason Tackett for owners James and Pamela Dalrymple.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH Final Reserve Champion MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), shown by Michael Bills for owners Regan and Renae Rohl.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Filly ATH Final Champion MATINA TRF (DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M), shown by Angela Larson for owners Claire and Margaret Larson.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Filly ATH Final Reserve Champion MARWANS SILHOUETTE (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x PA Falcons Silhouette), shown by Jason Tackett for owner ACL Partnership.

Song), Ex: Valerie Sylla, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla; Top Ten: KOWETA AUDITION (Audacious PS x Koweta Allelujah), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Denni Mack; DEKKUTANTE TRJ (Art Dekko TT x TRcopperclassique), Ex: Ross Danielson, O: Ross Danielson; KHAJA J (Khadraj NA x Promise V), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Lawrence Jerome and Indira Van Handel; BEY AMBITIOUS MH (Bey Ambition x Merri Jessabell), Ex: Bart Bills, O: Bell Family Trust/Howard Bell; J AMES BONDD (MPA Giovanni x Ames Mirage), Ex: Michael Van Handel, O: Cedar Ridge Farm and Lawrence Jerome; KHALOGNE J (Khadraj NA x Porcelain J), Ex: Indira Van Handel, O: Lawrence Jerome and Indira Van Handel; DDAYTONA (Aria Impresario x LLC Joyful), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Margaret Kalsow; SHAQS LEGACY MH (Maserati WR x Legacys Treasure), Ex: Jason Shuster, O: Bell Family Trust/Howard Bell.

Sandra Smith; Top Ten: BELLA LUNA PA (Masquerade PA x Fadila PCF), Ex: Angela Larson, O: Pegasus Arabians; FARAAH AC (Marhaabah x Heart Of Gold AC), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Andrew and Christine Steffens; ALAINA WR (Maserati WR x Psyches Envy), Ex: Valerie Sylla, O: Mark and Valerie Sylla; MAAHRIA A (Baahir El Marwan x LLC Madison), Ex: Rylee Gallun, O: Angela Larson; CAMEO ROSE WA (Mmonsignor x Psyches Cameo), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Wil-O-Mar Arabians/Ric Summers; DR GLORY ANNA ( Justtice x Angelica FM), Ex: Indira Van Handel, O: Ruth and Dale Henriksen; ADELE AV (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Penny Carol), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Amy Voliva; TF ANGILINA (Psitiguy x China K Doll), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Heather and Curtis Hough.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Fillies ATH – Champion: FARAH LA MAGNIFFICCA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Bella Sera PVF), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: Amanda Solie; Reserve: VESPERRA (SF Veraz x LF Triumphant Star), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Frances Butler, Sybil Collins and 20 • MN BREEDERS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

MAHB 2-Year-Old Colts/Geldings ATH Final – Champion: REPLICA GL (Legacy Of Fame x Queen Of Ssheba), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: James and Pamela Dalrymple; Reserve: MOMENTUM WR (Stival x ATA Psyches Psong), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Regan and Renae Rohl; Top Ten: VESPER BFA (SF Veraz x Psyx Aprilove


MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Final Champion MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), shown by Tony Bergren for owner Bella Partnership.

MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Final Reserve Champion CA CALLISTO (Odyssey SC x Annaleeta), shown by owner Holly Connaker.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot Final Champion SIR KEMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy), shown by Mike Beethe for owners Andrew and Christine Steffens.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot Final Reserve Champion GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), shown by Cassie Jo LeFever for owner Donald LeFever.

H), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: Jack Curlee; MATEO VA (Georgio AF x Markcherie LCA), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Jacki Just Pienta; WGA BEAMER ( Jullyen El Jamaal x WG Baladancer), Ex: William Buglass, O: William and Tracy Buglass; SIR BENTLEE LD (Stival x TF Queen Ahearts), Ex: Cole Simons, O: Cole Simons; CERVANTES DHA (NYN Hisani x Sovannah), Ex: Terri Gellin, O: Terri Gellin; SILVERADO STARR WLF (ATA Bey Starr x Kameliah), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James and Penny Gute.

FM x Solvara), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Georgina Pelham; PROVOCATIVE J (MPA Giovanni x HJ Porcelain Bey), Ex: Michael Van Handel, O: Lawrence Jerome; PROMISA J (Khadraj NA x Promise V), Ex: Indira Van Handel, O: Lawrence Jerome; AMERICAN GIRL AAL (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Touchd Byan Angel), Ex: Debbie Treadwell, O: David and Debbie Treadwell; BILLIE JEAN SW (Odyssey SC x DSM Just Breathe), Ex: Amy Monro, O: Specyal Effects LLC/Amy Monro.

MAHB 2-Year-Old Fillies ATH Final – Champion: MATINA TRF (DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M), Ex: Angela Larson, O: Claire and Margaret Larson; Reserve: MARWANS SILHOUETTE (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x PA Falcons Silhouette), Ex: Jason Tackett, O: ACL Partnership; Top Ten: DR RIHANNA ( Justtice x DR Psy Anne), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: David Zouch Ross; MAGNETIC AFFAIR (Magnum Psyche x Major Love Affair), Ex: Donald Camacho Jr., O: Patrick and Darlene Collins; RROSEALEA LD (Pprovidence x Rosebud SS), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Les VanDyke; SOLAVITA (Da Vinci

MAHB 3 & Over Mares Jackpot ATH Final – Champion: MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Bella Partnership; Reserve: CA CALLISTO (Odyssey SC x Annaleeta), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Connaker; Top Ten: PRINCESS GRACE C (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Amazing Grace C), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Jerry Schall; AA VOGUE (DA Valentino x Sabs Snitch AA), Ex: Michael Arbuckle, O: Michael Arbuckle; ALANA FAME J (MPA Giovanni x Jer A Fame), Ex: Curtis Daye, O: Curtis and Dorothy Daye; A LOVELY CYTE (First Cyte x Shahnia Bey), Ex: Renata Keating, O: Nora Keating and Byran Illerbrun; AMORE BEY (Brandon Bey Volume 43, No. 6 | MN BREEDERS • 21


MAHB Liberty Jackpot ATH Final Champion FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), shown by co-owner Katherine Bartlett for co-owner Tangle Ridge Farm.

MAHB Liberty Jackpot ATH Final Reserve Champion MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), shown by Tony Bergren for owner Bella Partnership.

MAHB Liberty Jackpot ATH Final – Champion: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Reserve: MAJOR BELLA VA (DS Major Afire x LLC Joyful), Ex: Tony Bergren, O: Bella Partnership; Top Five: AMORE BEY (Brandon Bey JCA x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Beryl Vandre Emerich, O: Pat and Beryl Emerich; SIR BENTLEE LD (Stival x TF Queen Ahearts), Ex: Cole Simons, O: Cole Simons.

MAHB Get of Sire ATH Final Get Of MPA GIOVANNI (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy), shown by owner Lawrence Jerome.

JCA x Scarlett Magnolia), Ex: Beryl Vandre Emerich, O: Pat and Beryl Emerich. MAHB 3 & Over Geldings Jackpot Final – Champion: SIR KEMPTON AC (Sir Fames HBV x TF Psynergy), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Andrew and Christine Steffens; Reserve: GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), Ex: Cassie Jo LeFever, O: Donald LeFever; Top Ten: PRODIGY DVF (Major Dolce LV x TA On Fire), Ex: Kate Wiggert Johnson, O: Kate Wiggert Johnson; SILENCER LRA (LD Pistal x Serenata El Jamaal), Ex: Ashlee Shaw, O: Danielle and Randy Shaw; WH EAGLE BEY (Magnum Psyche x Lady Falina T), Ex: Chloe Lloyd, O: David and Chloe Lloyd; CATCHFYRE (First Cyte x Silver And Sable), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Lois Marx; MI VERSAILLES (Versace x Milady Ritz), Ex: Jessica Kotel, O: Steven and Jessica Kotel. MAHB Get of Sire ATH Final – Champion: Get Of MPA GIOVANNI (Da Vinci FM x Glitzy), Ex: Lawrence Jerome, O: Lawrence Jerome.

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MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR – Champion: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Greg, Valerie and Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: SIRIUS MISCHIEVA (Sirius Trouble x VS Khourtney), Ex: Karen Day, O: Karen Day; PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori Corbin; TF MYSTICAL LADY (AE Psymbolic x JLG Mystic Lady), Ex: Jill Kujawa, O: Jill Kujawa. MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final – Champion: TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x ElJomar The Diva), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Hal, Margot and Anique Weber; Reserve: HEZA FIRE WALKER (Heza Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Eleanor Hamilton; Top Five: LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Connaker; MIDNIGHT TESTIMONY (Affirmmed x Midnight Tsultres), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Midnight Sun Arabians/ Kerry Severson; RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x RH Preshussuzette), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Sandra Carlson. MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final – Champion: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), Ex: Carla Hingeveld, O: Carla Hingeveld; Top Five: MONARCOS (Monogramm x LC Psouthern Star), Ex: Paula Elg, O: Paula and David Elg; A-PSYTE (Magnum Psyche x Azon NA), Ex: Darla


MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), ridden by owner Anissa Weber.

MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ridden by owner Tammi Stoffel.

MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Champion TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x ElJomar The Diva), ridden by owner Anique Weber.

MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion HEZA FIRE WALKER (Heza Zee x Fire Musc), ridden by Ashley Corbin for owner Eleanor Hamilton.

MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), ridden by owner Anissa Weber.

MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final Reserve Champion D ZALAMAAN (OV Zalamaar x Willows Missfire), ridden by owner Carla Hingeveld.

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MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), ridden by Katherine Carlson for owners Charlotte and Emelia Farago.

MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final Reserve Champion SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), ridden by owner Tammi Stoffel.

MAHB Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Champion TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x ElJomar The Diva), ridden by owner Anique Weber.

MAHB Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x RH Preshussuzette), ridden by Katherine Carlson for owner Sandra Carlson.

Paripovich, O: Darla Paripovich; TF MYSTICAL LADY (AE Psymbolic x JLG Mystic Lady), Ex: Jill Kujawa, O: Jill Kujawa.

PSYMBOLIC (Padrons Psyche x Marissa Bey), Ex: Emma Domino, O: Kathleen and Emma Domino; MIDNIGHT TESTIMONY (Affirmmed x Midnight Tsultres), Ex: Susan Espeseth, O: Midnight Sun Arabians/Kerry Severson.

MAHB Western Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final – Champion: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Charlotte and Emelia Farago; Reserve: SIRIUS KHAOS (Khadraj NA x WF Sirius Grace), Ex: Tammi Stoffel, O: Greg, Valerie and Tammi Stoffel; Top Five: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anissa Weber; PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Lori Corbin; LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Connaker. MAHB Western Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final – Champion: TANGUERAY MCF (Magnum Psyche x ElJomar The Diva), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Hal, Margot and Anique Weber; Reserve: RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x RH Preshussuzette), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Sandra Carlson; Top Five: LOLITAS JAMAAL ( Jake Jamaal JCA x Lolita V), Ex: Rebecca Bell, O: Miriam McGurran; AE

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MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final – Champion: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: Emelia Farago, O: Charlotte and Emelia Farago; Reserve: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Diane and Paige Nolte; Top Five: HEZA FIRE WALKER (Hesa Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Olivia Boggs, O: Eleanor Hamilton; AE PSYMBOLIC (Padrons Psyche x Marissa Bey), Ex: Emma Domino, O: Kathleen and Emma Domino; SSHAMENATOR (Sshameless x With Love Kharben), Ex: Kylie Jo Muehring, O: Kylie Muehring and Wade Hayes. MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final – Champion: BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Diane and Paige Nolte; Reserve: PSYMPHONIC AAL (Psymadre x Elusive Fantacy), Ex: Emma Domino, O: Kathleen and Emma Domino; Top Five:


MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), ridden by owner Emelia Farago.

MAHB Western Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final Reserve Champion BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by owner Paige Nolte.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final Champion BEYSTARRS KADANCE (ATA Bey Starr x OFW Dark Dancing), ridden by owner Paige Nolte.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final Reserve Champion PSYMPHONIC AAL (Psymadre x Elusive Fantacy), ridden by owner Emma Domino.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final Champion PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), ridden by owner Emelia Farago.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final Reserve Champion JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), ridden by owner Abigail Buschette.

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

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion IZZA DIVA (SP Specs Shocwave x Giftt Of Luv), ridden by co-owner Kelly Vaught for co-owner Arden Peterson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Champion AF MANOLO ( Justify x Aurora Bey), ridden by Ashley Reimer for owner Louise Mary Casby.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion MIKADO J (MPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), ridden by Michael Van Handel for owner Lawrence Jerome.

DM PHILOMENA (Versace x Echos Patina), Ex: Sydney Wachtler, O: Lynn Wachtler; MAJOR LEE IMPRESSIVE (DS Major Afire x Tessla), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller; MORNING GLORY CA (Heir To Glory x Psynaria PC), Ex: Lauren Holmberg, O: Lauren Holmberg. MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final – Champion: PSYCHES TOP GUN (Padrons Psyche x SH Embraceable), Ex: Emelia Farago, O: Charlotte and Emelia Farago; Reserve: JA SHADY LADY (Magnum Psyche x OFW Dark Sally), Ex: Abigail Buschette, O: Abigail and Karen Buschette.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final – Champion: AF MANOLO ( Justify x Aurora Bey), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Louise Mary Casby; Reserve: MIKADO J (MPA Giovanni x Keepsayke), Ex: Michael Van Handel, O: Lawrence Jerome; Top Five: IZZA DIVA (SF Specs Shocwave x Giftt Of Luv), Ex: Kelly Vaught, O: Arden Peterson and Kelly Vaught; QYIET RIOT (First Cyte x LF Silkn Satin), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Susan Kirk; PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magntos Way), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: William, Margaret and Mary Grace.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR – Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Hannah Vaught, O: Arden Peterson; Reserve: IZZA DIVA (SP Specs Shocwave x Giftt Of Luv), Ex: Kelly Vaught, O: Arden Peterson and Kelly Vaught; Top Five: HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; PAYDAY CA (Noble Way x MD Tanqueray), Ex: Ellyn Harris, O: Ellyn Harris; KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Valerie Sylla, O: Jenna Ball

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final – Champion: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Kristi Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Reserve: AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Connie Robilliard, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski; Top Five: GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Sandra Feuling, O: Sandra and Brian Feuling; MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Kelly Vaught, O: Arden Peterson; ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Ashley Corbin, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart.

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MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final Champion FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), ridden by Kristi Bartlett for owners Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Final Reserve Champion AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), ridden by Connie Robilliard for owners Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Morgan Kelly for owner Arden Peterson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final Reserve Champion KRYPTONITE TDF (ML Mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach), ridden by Kentley Dean for owner W. Kent Dean.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Champion AF MANOLO ( Justify x Aurora Bey), ridden by Kim Doerr for owner Louise Mary Casby.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion QYIET RIOT (First Cyte x LF Silkn Satin), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Susan Kirk.

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MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Champion FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), ridden by co-owner Katherine Bartlett for co-owner Tangle Ridge Farm.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Reserve Champion KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), ridden by Gabriella Larson for owner Jenna Ball.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final Champion MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), ridden by Hannah Vaught for owner Arden Peterson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final Reserve Champion VERRAGIO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), ridden by owner Cassie Hagen.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18-39 AATR Final – Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Arden Peterson; Reserve: KRYPTONITE TDF (ML Mostly Padron x TDF Carolinapeach), Ex: Kentley Dean, O: W. Kent Dean; Top Five: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Cassie Jo LeFever, O: Jenna Ball; KAYNE E (Enzo x Madison El Jamaal), Ex: Ashley Reimer, O: Ashley and Dianne Reimer; ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Roxanne Schall, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 17 & Under JTR – Champion: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Reserve: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Gabriella Larson, O: Jenna Ball; Top Five: VERRAGIO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Cassie Hagen, O: Suzanne and Cassie Hagen; HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final – Champion: AF MANOLO ( Justify x Aurora Bey), Ex: Kim Doerr, O: Louise Mary Casby; Reserve: QYIET RIOT (First Cyte x LF Silkn Satin), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Susan Kirk; Top Five: TANGO WITH GLORY (Heir To Glory x MD Tanqueray), Ex: Breanne Yanna, O: Breanne Yanna; WAY BLONDE (Matoi x Windrose), Ex: Becky Bohlen, O: Becky and Tom Bohlen; FLAMBOYANT MISTRESS (Magnum Psyche x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Julie Gibson, O: Abigail and Karen Buschette. 28 • MN BREEDERS | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14-17 Final – Champion: MAJOR ASSET (DS Major Afire x Aspena), Ex: Hannah Vaught, O: Arden Peterson; Reserve: VERRAGIO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Cassie Hagen, O: Suzanne and Cassie Hagen; Top Five: KIJAN EL JULLYEN V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x LA Kijan), Ex: Gabriella Larson, O: Jenna Ball; FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle


MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final Champion SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), ridden by owner Brooke Larson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final Reserve Champion SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), ridden by owner Ella Bowman.

MAHB Saddle Seat AOTR Final Champion AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), ridden by owner Karen Michels.

MAHB Saddle Seat AOTR Final Reserve Champion RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Champion AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), ridden by Moriah Fischer for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), ridden by Morgan Kelly for owner Mary Jo Meier.

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MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR Final Champion AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR Final Reserve Champion EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), ridden by Abby Weisenberger for owner Lois Faye Haber.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Champion DONAGAIN DE (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), ridden by owner Katja Wiedrich.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final Reserve Champion GLORY HALLELU (Heir To Glory x Halleberry Bey), ridden by Gary Holliday for owners Douglas and Kathleen Peterson.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final Champion NOBLE WAY (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), ridden by Riley Bowman for owners William and Mary Bowman.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final Reserve Champion BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), ridden by Sarah Rahimi for owner Cathy Rahimi.

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MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Final Champion EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), ridden by Abby Weisenberger for owner Lois Faye Haber.

MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Final Reserve Champion AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), ridden by owner Karen Michels.

Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; PR ARAGORN (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Ashley Poeschel, O: Travis, Nadine and Ashley Poeschel.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Over AATR Final – Champion: AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Lois Faye Haber; Top Five: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Mary Jo Meier; STELLINA DI NOTTE PA (Odyssey SC x Expressionsofgold), Ex: Carleen Sutheimer, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 13 & Under Final – Champion: SHA ISKA SANI (CN Jericho x CFA Katarina), Ex: Brooke Larson, O: Brooke Larson; Reserve: SURRENDER MY WILL (Magnum Psyche x Tessla), Ex: Ella Bowman, O: Jennifer and Ella Bowman; Top Five: HH KHALL ME DARLING (AE Psymbolic x Khall Me Glory), Ex: Brianna Burnham, O: Randy, Connie and Brianna Burnham; AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski; DRESSED IN CHROME (Biyast x Dressed For Fame), Ex: Julia Running, O: Lorraine, Katherine and Julia Running. MAHB Saddle Seat AOTR Final – Champion: AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; Reserve: RJ AMES (Brass x Toi Jabask), Ex: Lara Ames, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Lois Faye Haber; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; CREDENCE CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Final – Champion: AMES DISTINGUISHED (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Moriah Fischer, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Mary Jo Meier; Top Five: CREDENCE CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel; STELLINA DI NOTTE PA (Odyssey SC x Expressionsofgold), Ex: Christine Rickart, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart; AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Amelia Dunlap, O: Sheila-Marie Untiedt.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Maiden Horse ATR Final – Champion: DONAGAIN DE (Don De Bask x Bolsoya Kaja SH), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Katja Wiedrich; Reserve: GLORY HALLELU (Heir To Glory x Halleberry Bey), Ex: Gary Holliday, O: Douglas and Kathleen Peterson; Top Five: SAPHIRE SCA (IXL Noble Express x Sable SMA), Ex: Amelia Dunlap, O: Janine Marty. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 17 & Under JTR Final – Champion: NOBLE WAY (IXL Noble Express x Chamorrita Afire), Ex: Riley Bowman, O: William and Mary Bowman; Reserve: BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Sarah Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; Top Five: AFIRES FREEDOM (Afire Bey V x Just Alluring), Ex: Meghan McGinnis, O: Alexia Drigans; STELLINA DI NOTTE PA (Odyssey SC x Expressionsofgold), Ex: Allison Johnson, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart; AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Amelia Dunlap, O: Sheila-Marie Untiedt. MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Final – Champion: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Lois Faye Haber; Reserve: AMES CAPTIVATOR (Matoi x MC Jakita), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; Top Five: BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; MACHISMO MS (Maranello x RV Cover Girl), Ex: Jane Hubbard, O: Heidi Hubbard; CREDENCE CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel n

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2012 Minnesota Breeders High Point Sire (Afire Bey V x S S Magnolia)

Nominated Sire: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes • MN Medallion Stallion • Scottsdale Signature Stallion • National Show Horse • Iowa Gold Star Stallion • Silver Sire Breeders • SCID & CA Clear


A Major Sire ...

Producing National Champions in Halter and Performance

Major Bella VA

Major Love Affair

Ames Jasmine

Reveille W

Lots Of Fire CRF

DS Major afire—2012 Minnesota Breeders hall of Fame inductee.

For breeding information, contact: Mike Neal & Katie Beck Delavan, Wisconsin

Proudly owned by: FreeDoM raNch LLc Jennifer Patterson Glenbrook, Nevada

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2012 U.S. NatioNa l R eSeRv e Ch a mpioN

4-5 Y ea r Old Sta lliOn w ith GreG hazlewOOd

Lighting The Way!

Apalo Justify x Glor ia Apal

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2012 ScottSdale InternatIonal arabIan breederS claSSIc champIon StallIon 2012 VegaS World cup SIlVer Supreme champIon SenIor StallIon


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