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Contents Issue 6 • Volume 44, No. 1 1Valentino

DA Valentino—Timeless Perfection by Mary Kirkman

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Gene LaCroix: A Look At A Horseman, Part II by Mary Kirkman

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Leaders Of The Times: Redemption FM by Kara Larson

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The 2013 Region 7 Championships

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Mark Miller Jumps In The Saddle With Changing Of The Guard At Al-Marah

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by Elizabeth McCall

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2013 Youth Nationals Preview—Establishing Roots by Kara Larson

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A Conversation With The 2013 Youth National Judges

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2013 Youth Clips—Root For The Home Team

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2013 Rising Stars—The Next Generation Of Arabian Horse Trainers

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In Memoriam

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Step By Step To A Brighter Future— Cowboy Mounted Shooting With Emily Kidd by Lori Davisson

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Comments From The Publisher

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Faces & Places

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From The Table by Jeff Tracy

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A Leg Up by Heather Smith Thomas

On The COver:

DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), owned by Dan and Maureen Grossman.

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Lately, I have been involved in various conversations that left me thinking, “This deserves to be discussed by more people.” So, I thought I would bring up a few of these topics in AHT, not to advocate one side or another, but just because I think there are ideas and suggestions out there which are worth considering. Since Youth Nationals is right around the corner, I thought we might start with a thought that relates to young riders. As parents plan to send their children off to Youth Nationals, several have mentioned to me that they think their kids “won’t stand a chance against the trainers’ kids.” Though the whole subject of trainers’ kids competing at Youth Nationals is a topic of its own, that’s not where I’m going this time. I have a more fundamental take on it. What the parents are saying is just as it is with adults; the less-experienced young riders have a hard time competing against those who have significantly more background in the show ring. As we all know, the big reward of Youth Nationals, over and above coming home with ribbons and trophies, is the experience young people get there. But could we do more to enhance how they get that experience? (Let’s also take into account that entries have declined at Youth lately, and while some of that might be blamed on the economy, that is not everything. We need to do everything we can to maximize the return on investment for young riders’ families.) So, what if we introduced Select Rider classes at Youth Nationals? Competitors would still have to be very good to win a ribbon. This would just be another way to recognize their achievements and encourage them as they improve their skills. In my opinion, Youth Nationals is the best event our industry offers. Can we make it even better? What do you think?

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Faces & Places R ac e Day At Cre R un Fa r m

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erby Day festivities were had on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Cre Run Farm in Doswell, Virg., by host Markel. Region 15 members in particular, went to Cre

Run to enjoy a day of insight about Arabian horse racing while watching the Kentucky Derby simulcast live. Throughout the day, guests were greeted with a wonderful assortment of Derby decadence as they mingled and talked about horses with each other. In addition, a Silent Auction of horse products, various services and items, hats and handbags, as well as jewelry and art, was held to benefit the Arabian Horsemen’s

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Distress Fund; and a presentation of Cre Run’s breeding stallions, Our Machine, DA Adios, Crownn Royal and Sam Tiki followed.

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2. 1. Guests watching Kentucky Derby simulcast live; 2. Crownn Royal, sired by Sam Tiki and his replacement in the breeding shed; 3. Silent Auction items; 4. Cre Run Farm Event Center; 5. Arabian Horse Racing materials; 6. Sam Tiki, sire of 4 Darley Champions and earnings of $100,989; 7. Guests greeted with an assortment of drinks.

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n May 18th, 2013 at the picturesque Palmetto Arabians Farm in Timmonsville, South Carolina, farm owners Frank and Sara Chisholm opened the farm’s gates to the public for an open house event for all. Complete with beautiful Arabian mares, 2013

foals, famous stallion Sundance Kid V and newcomers SF Sir Real and PA Kid Khan, as well as show ring ready sale horses and futurity

prospects, the event was a celebration of the Arabian horse, highlighted by the vision and work of Frank and Sara. Demonstrations by the talented Rob Bick and Rory O’Neill also added to the open house and party that many Arabian enthusiasts were lucky to enjoy!

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1. Sundance Kid V posing for the Horse Tales TV camera man; 2. Trophies won by Frank and Sara Chisholm on display; 3. PA Kid Khan (Sundance Kid V x Kharrea PGA) with trainer, Rob Bick; 4. Sundance Kid V showing off for the crowd; 5. National Champion May Dancer V (Sundance Kid V x Magdalena V) shows off at liberty; 6. Rob Bick displaying what to look for when breeding a performance horse; 7. Breeding manager Melissa Bradshaw, with Cassandra GA (Versaces Gold x Auntie Fame) and her 2013 filly by Sundance Kid V, PA Cassara Dancer; 8. Rory O’Neil with Frank and Sara Chisholm discussing their intrigue of the Arabian horse and what happens at the facility.

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d a Valentino— timeless Perfection

by Mary KirKMan In the show ring, he was never defeated. Not once, in a career that recorded 14 shows, including six national championships, four regional championships, and two Scottsdales (four titles there). He went through the in-gate 24 times and always was handed the trophy; more than 30 individuals judged him in his career, and seldom did they award him less than a unanimous victory. Three Nationals judges told his owners, Dan and Maureen Grossman, that he was the most perfect Arabian horse they had ever seen, and one went so far as to comment that the U.S. Nationals trophy should be redesigned in his image. For those in the Arabian breed, DA Valentino soared across the show scene like a meteor in the brief nine years of his life.


this is his story. The Mind Of A Breeder Breeding fine horses is always a game of luck, experienced horsemen say. What they really mean is that careful selection and sterling credentials (for both horse and breeder) will not guarantee success. However, on those occasions when a true superstar is born, it is rarely the result of haphazard mating; it is simply that in addition to all the skillful planning, Lady Luck has smiled. DA Valentino was a gleam in his breeder’s eye three years before he was foaled. His narrative begins in February 2000, at the Scottsdale Show, when Dolorosa Arabians’ DeCarol Williamson noticed a yearling named Odyssey SC. It was hard to miss the son of Versace; he was named Scottsdale Breeders Cup Champion Colt. What caught Williamson’s attention, fascinated him most, was Odyssey’s neck. The colt sported all of his sire’s trademark beauty and type, but the neck, especially, offered the additional influence of Echo Magnifficoo, his maternal grandsire. Williamson loved the combination. “That’s when it clicked,” he says. “I knew that Versace had the type, with Precious As Gold and *El Shaklan and Fame VF, and here was Echo Magnifficoo too. You always try and think how can you breed this right or that right, and I thought, ‘That’s how you do it.’” In his mind too was a beautifully-bred filly he had at home named Magnifficaa FA. She had been turned out with an injury when he purchased her in 1997 (perhaps, he observes, one reason her breeders had agreed to part with her), but he was convinced that she would recover nicely, and she did. A year later, his son showed her to the Youth National Championship in Mares JOTH 14-17. However, it was her potential as a broodmare that had attracted him most. In her pedigree, as well as Echo Magnifficoo, were Ali

DA Valentino as a yearling.

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Jamaal, Bey Shah and a very strong dam line. When Williamson got home to North Carolina, he called Rojo Arabians and booked a package of breedings to Versace. And then he kept thinking. What if he added Padrons Psyche to the mix? He owned not only Magnifficaa FA, but also her daughter by Psyche, DA Love, a Region 12 Reserve Champion Yearling Filly who would soon be of breeding age. He had been using Padrons Psyche frequently, and he liked what he was getting. “DA Love was really pretty, with a long neck,” he says. “And so I thought, ‘Man, if I can breed Versace to Love, then I might really get what I’m looking for.” He was right. In 2003, DA Love produced DA Valentino. “I’ve been breeding horses since back in the early 1980s or late ’70s, and the first one, I don’t know if there were even papers,” relates Williamson, whose Dolorosa Arabians would be named APAHA Breeder of the Year in 2004. “I’ve raised over 500 horses, and I just had a feeling this was going to work well. I had put those pieces together and dreamed about it and worked on it for years—this wasn’t an accident.”

Bey Shah Fame VF Raffoleta-Rose Versace *El Shaklan Precious As Gold Autumn In Gold

Bay El Bey Star Of Ofir Raffon Leta Rose Shaker El Masri Estopa Classy McCoy Julieann

DA VALENTINO *Padron Padrons Psyche Kilika DA Love Echo Magnifficoo Magnifficaa FA Jamaara FA

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Patron Odessa *Tamerlan *Kilifa Aladdinn Echo S S Magnolia Ali Jamaal NV Tiara Bey


DA VAlentino: in

the

Beginning

the barn to be evaluated and prepared for whatever

DA Valentino was foaled on February 28, 2003. “He

it appeared his future would be. The Region 12

was nice,” DeCarol Williamson acknowledges, “but

Show was just a few months away, and its colt class

we really didn’t know how good he would be. You

was a thought.

could look at Val, but until he stood up and used that “Within about a month of just messing around with

neck, you didn’t really know Val.”

him, we knew this horse was super special,” Bick “On his mother, he looked fairly refined,” agrees Rob

recalls. “We got a little condition on him and started

Bick, one of Dolorosa’s trainers at the time. “When

to stand him up. I probably stood him up only a

he was born, he wasn’t a baby that you said, ‘Wow,

handful of times before I showed him at Region 12,

that’s a superstar,’ but he was a nice colt.”

because he was a natural. He just stepped onto his feet, put his neck up, and then would look at you,

In other words, DA Valentino, while respected as

like, ‘What do you want?’ I mean, he was the most

having potential, flew somewhat under the radar; he

natural horse I have ever touched—by far. When you

grew up with the other Dolorosa youngsters without

picked up the lead shank, you could feel it. It was

being under the microscope as a crown prince. And

like, ‘Okay, that’s what a halter horse is supposed to

then, in February of the following year, he came into

feel like.’”

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DA Valentino and Rob Bick at Region 12.

DA Valentino and David Boggs at Ohio Buckeye.

Williamson remembers that spring of 2004 vividly. “Rob

When the entries trotted into the ring for the Region

called me and said, ‘You’ve got to come down and see

12 Yearling Colts/Geldings Breeders Sweepstakes

this.’ So, I went down and walked into the stall, and he

Championship, DA Valentino’s quality found a larger

picked up one of those little scoop rakes, like you scoop

audience. Although they had confidence in the colt, Bick

the shavings with, and kind of held it up. And this colt

recalls, they were cautious in their optimism, knowing

picked his neck up—he shot it out there—and I had never

that the show atmosphere would be different from the

seen anything like that. I don’t think Rob had either. I

safe surroundings of home. “You go to the show and

don’t think the horse business had! It was just amazing

you find out whether they’re show horses or not,” he

what that young colt could do with his neck.”

says, “but Valentino just owned the ring. In his first real sweepstakes class, that colt was a freak out there. He

In May, that is what Walter Mishek thought too, as he

had so much flexibility at the poll and so much attitude,

walked the barn aisles at Region 12 in search of horses

just standing out there like a statue, like ‘I am the coolest

that impressed him. “I like to see them in their stalls

thing you’ve ever seen.’”

because I get to see the real horse,” he explains, “as opposed to seeing them in the ring, when they’re standing

“When he stood up and did what he did with his neck,”

up to show their best.”

Williamson says, “you could probably put your hands together around the poll. It was amazing.”

It was a quiet afternoon, and there was no one around. He had no idea who the colt was, but he couldn’t take his eyes off the youngster, so he stood around and waited until Rob Bick returned. “Rob took him out and told me who he was,” Mishek says. “I thought he was pretty spectacular.”

No one was surprised when the appreciative audience included all three judges; Myron Krause, Corky Sutton and Bob Battaglia put him at the top on their cards. “The minute he came in the ring, there wasn’t another colt there,” Battaglia affirms. “I thought he was one of

So spectacular that Mishek, who has owned or bred

the most outstanding young horses that I’d seen up until

several national champions in his nearly half-century

that date. I had no doubt in my mind that he would go

involvement with Arabians, telephoned trainer David

on to be a national champion. Everything about him—his

Boggs. “I told him that this was a superstar,” he says. “I

head, his conformation, the way he was put together, his

told him that this one would make history. David always

attitude—was just incredible.”

wants a superstar, for the breed and to win. He had another horse at that time that he thought was going to

Over the next couple of months, Bick says, he heard from

win, and I said, ‘Well, then, you’re going to be looking at

countless trainers interested in buying DA Valentino.

the back end of this horse.’”

One of them was David Boggs, who had remembered

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David Boggs and DA Valentino winning his first national championship.

another time he heard “a whisper of a superstar yearling colt at Region 12.” That had been Magnum Psyche. “I was thinking, that must be a starting point for a lot of great horses!” he laughs. He booked a flight to North Carolina, where Dolorosa was located about half an hour north of Wilmington. “I remember walking in their barn to see the colt for the first time,” Boggs says. “The best way to describe him standing there is that he reminded me of a Gladys Brown Edwards trophy. That vision of Valentino remains with me still today. He never changed; he continued to mature from a colt to a stallion, but he always had just tremendous, perfect balance. He had an uncanny poise and ability to shape himself, like no other horse that I ever knew. It was very natural for him, which means that he was made right. “He had an amazing shoulder,” the trainer continues, “probably the greatest shoulder the Arabian breed has ever known was on Valentino. And a beautiful, beautiful-shaped neck—I mean gorgeous—and of course the ears, the eyes, the face, and the fountain tail. The symmetry and the balance were the most prevalent from the day that I saw him, and that never changed. It just continued to refine itself and get better.” The trick was to find the right owners to purchase DA Valentino. In July 2004, Boggs called old friends who were reengaging in the breed after taking a break for a few years: Dan and Maureen Grossman. “He thought we might want to get back in the stallion—or at least, the colt—business,” Dan Grossman says. When Boggs sent them a videotape of DA Valentino, he and Maureen sat down to watch it with interest. Take on the responsibility of a stallion? That required some thought. For the next few days, the Grossmans struggled with whether they wanted to devote the time and effort they knew owning a stallion would require. “We finally looked at each other and said, ‘What are we thinking? This colt is incredible,’” says Dan. “So we got back in, and we had the pleasure and honor of owning and watching this horse explode into the Arabian horse scene.”

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Dan and Maureen Grossman, David Boggs with DA Valentino.

DA VAlentino: the MArch

into

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After Region 12 of 2004, only one person would ever show DA Valentino, and that was David Boggs. That story began with the U.S. Nationals in October, where Valentino was selected U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt from a class of 43. “It was an amazing victory,” Boggs recalls. “People started to see him and really appreciate him. Bookings started coming in—at that point, people were buying bookings for when he was 2 and 3 years old, and he was a yearling! I think through his life that around 500 breedings were sold. He just was way ahead of his time and his game, and he was the best.” Despite that eye-catching victory, the Valentino team was in no hurry with their young star. In 2005, he competed at only two shows. At the Ohio Buckeye, judges Leon Matthias, Rick Moser and Scott Brumfield put him first on their cards in the 2-Year-Old Colts class, and then named him unanimous Junior Champion Colt. A month later, at Region 14, judges Joel Gangi, Richard Wright and Elizabeth Bentley all named him Champion Stallion. DA Valentino’s 3-year-old career stepped up the pace. He opened in March at Scottsdale, with the Carousel Charity Show, where he nailed both the Stallion Championship and its preliminary, and then came back in April for Region 7. There, judges Richard Petty, Brian Murch and Van Jacobsen made him the unanimous champion in Stallions 2 & Over, ahead of nine other entries.

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In June, Valentino prepped with three wins at the Mason, Mich., show, before roaring through the Region 14 Championships with another unanimous win in Stallions 2 & Over, this time courtesy of judges Chris Culbreth, Stan White Sr. and Scott Brumfield. Finally, it was time for his first Nationals appearance since his yearling title. In August, against a stellar class of a dozen others, judges Mark Owens, Stan White Sr. and Gary Dearth made him Canadian National Champion Stallion 2 & Over. There was only U.S. Nationals left, and the results were no different from what DA Valentino had known all year. First, he was selected U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt by judges James Brown, Nancy Harvey and Richard Petty, and then, under Chris Culbreth, Mary Jane Brown and Jackie Johnston, he was awarded the unanimous title of U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion 3-5. Not only was DA Valentino the consummate show horse, but, as the Grossmans discovered, he was also a good citizen, and intelligent as well. “He was a really nice horse,” Rob Bick says of the foal that left Dolorosa as a yearling. “Super nice to be with, and as smart as any horse could be. He could pick up on any little thing you showed him; it didn’t take him but a day to figure out what it normally takes horses five days to figure out.” “He was the proudest horse I’ve ever known,” David Boggs offers. “He could stand like Simba in ‘The Lion King’ at the end of the cliff, as if it was his job to protect everything. He had an air about him that was very, very masculine and very dominant, but he loved people.”

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“I remember the first time that our whole family was with

ranked him highest in the class, giving him his third U.S.

him,” says Maureen Grossman. “It was at U.S. Nationals

National Championship in Junior Stallions.

in Louisville, his yearling national championship year. We all were in his stall at the same time, and he was so

Gary Dearth, who judged Valentino as a 3-year-old in

amazingly calm. He just always knew the situation (if

Canada and a 5-year-old in Scottsdale, remains impressed

there was a large group of people, he’d stand still; if there

with the stallion. “He was the best halter horse I ever

was a stallion in the area, he could be different). He was

judged,” says the veteran horseman. “I will never forget

so calm, so sweet, so loving to all

when he came in at Canada, and

of us, like he wanted to lay his

turned the corner and made his

head on our shoulder, and that

way down the rail. I just said

was just more fun than anything.

to myself, ‘Wow’—I had never

All of us were just having a big

seen anything quite like that.

time with him.”

Of course, until they approach you, you never know what you

DA Valentino remained that way

are going to find, looking at legs

for the rest of his life, notes Judi

and conformation and so on;

Anderson, Breeding Manager at

often, you are disappointed or

Midwest, who adds that she is

surprised. But Valentino was

proud that she knew the stallion

extremely correct, and I am very

throughout his breeding career.

particular about legs and feet. He

“He was an absolute gentleman,”

had fantastic legs and feet, great

she reports, “no problem at all.”

structure, he was absolutely beautiful, and he appeared to

The following year, DA

have a wonderful attitude. On

Valentino’s show schedule

top of that, he was an absolutely

was light in activity, but heavy

great mover. He didn’t trot

in prestige. He came out at

like an English horse, but then,

Scottsdale, where he won both the 4-Year-Old Stallions

trotting high isn’t necessarily great movement. He had a

title and the Stallion Championship. Then in October,

beautiful harmony of motion that I appreciated.”

in Albuquerque, he defended his title of U.S. National Champion Junior Stallion. Again, the story was the same,

Before the Canadian Nationals, Dearth notes, he had never

the only difference being the names of the judges. In 2007,

seen DA Valentino. He wasn’t aware that the colt had been

it was Shannon Armstrong, Donnie Bullock and Julie

a national champion yearling, but when he learned about

Fisher-Addante submitting cards with DA Valentino in

it later, he wasn’t surprised. “I was just very impressed,”

first place.

he says. “And then, when I judged him at Scottsdale, I was really pleased to see that he had grown into what

That would be his schedule in 2008, the last year that he

you would have hoped he would, and he still had that

appeared in the show ring. At Scottsdale, he scored both

wonderful attitude and a great charisma about him.”

the 5-Year-Old Stallions and Stallion Championship awards under judges Mike Budd, Richard Petty and Eric Wolfe.

He also wasn’t surprised that DA Valentino was named

For the inaugural Scottsdale Supreme Championship, Gary

Supreme Champion. “I can’t speak for everyone else,” he

Dearth, Leon Matthias and Bruce Bates joined the panel,

cautions, then adds, “but in a group of great horses, he

and all six gave DA Valentino the title.

was clearly the winner.”

At U.S. Nationals, DA Valentino simply solidified his

Chris Culbreth had a similar experience. “I had no inkling

reputation, as a panel of five judges—Rick Moser, Terry

whatsoever who he was,” he says of the first time he

Holmes, Bill Melendez, Cindy Reich and Richard Wright—

judged the colt, at Region 14 in 2006. “I remember

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thinking, ‘Wow! This horse is beautiful.’ He carried himself and had an arrogance about him that was really impressive—but a lot of them come in the ring like that and you always wait until they settle down. When he came up and showed in front of us (this was under the old system), I remember going around and thinking, ‘This horse holds up all around.’ His hind legs were good, his rear end was good, his front legs were good, he came out of his shoulder nice and he carried himself well. As I finished judging him for conformation, I was wondering, ‘Yeah, but how does he trot? How does he move?’ Then he trotted off, and he trotted big and pretty and soft and oily, and I was like ‘Wow, that’s a nice horse.’ “Later on that year, they took him to U.S., and I was excited to see him again,” he continues. “It was the same feeling all over again: I had no trepidation about how he was going to trot off, and he didn’t disappoint at all.” For Maureen Grossman, watching DA Valentino show combined anxiety and joy. “Every single time he was going to be shown, other horses would come in the ring, and I’d say, ‘Oh, that’s a beautiful horse, can we win?’” she reports. “And the next one would come in, and I’d think, ‘Oh, that’s good competition!’ The next one, it would be the same thing. And then Valentino would come in, and I would just go limp because, oh my God, he was just so much more charismatic. He just owned the ring.”

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The DA VAlenTino legAcy DA Valentino’s significance for the Arabian breed did not lie only in the show ring. Early on, David Boggs recalls, when the colt was serving notice of his potential, he and the Grossmans sat down to decide just how to market him. “We talked about what we could offer to the public,” the trainer recalls. “We knew we had a special horse. Something the Grossmans always wanted to do was allow all breeders to have a chance at Valentino—large or small breeders, one-horse owners and great breeding programs. So we set his fee really reasonable when we started, and we allowed payments. We made it very easy for everybody to have a chance at this horse. For those who purchased breedings, it was an incredibly wise investment, because it’s like buying zero coupon bonds. If you bought a package of Valentino breedings at those levels of dollars, fully knowing what the future would hold for this horse, those breedings were resalable.” DA Valentino was bred lightly as a 2- and 3-year-old. It was not until 2008

Vitorio TO

that his first sizeable foal crop arrived, and it served notice immediately that he had a bright future as a breeding stallion. From that crop came the 2009 U.S. National Champion Yearling Breeders Sweepstakes Mare, Valori TRF (who would come back in 2012 to score as the U.S. National Reserve Champion Mare 4-5) and the U.S. National Champion Yearling Colt, Vitorio TO. Vitorio would also be named 2010 Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Colt, and return the following year to annex the titles of U.S. National Champion 3-Year-Old Colt, Futurity Colt, and U.S. National Reserve Champion Colt 1-3 Years. For a brief period around this time, despite their devotion to DA Valentino, Dan and Maureen Grossman parted with him; Shellbird Inc. purchased the stallion, but in the end, ownership did not change. When they once again assumed responsibility for Valentino, they were more committed than ever to him. Although they did intend to show him again (“sometime, when the time

Valori TRF

is right; he has nothing to prove”), owning him was about a lot more than trophies and ribbons. It was about his having a crack at becoming one of the great breeding stallions of all time. At Scottsdale in 2010, 2-year-old Onitnelav was selected Junior Champion Colt, with the Yearling Champion, Cavalli, in reserve. There were so many others as well—reserve champions, top tens and class winners—that DA Valentino was ranked second on the list of halter sires of purebreds at the show in both points and number of winners. For Half-Arabians, he placed fifth in points and fourth in winners at the show. That also began a trend at Scottsdale: often, more than one Valentino horse, sometimes as many as three, scored in the top ten in a given class. In 2011, at Scottsdale, Onitnelav was back to nab the title for 3-Year-Old Colts, backed up by another DA Valentino youngster, Valerio, in the top ten (Cavalli, meanwhile, won in his division of 2-year-olds). And Baciano nailed a

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win in 3- and 4-Year-Old Colts for amateurs. In the filly division, the 2-year-old Always Valentine MI accompanied Andy Sellman to the title of Junior Reserve Champion Filly, while Kharisma M was the Yearling Champion Filly in the amateur division. OFW Ana won her group of Yearling Fillies, and Ebony By Valentino accounted for an astonishing five wins and one reserve in Half-Arabian competition for junior exhibitors. All totaled, the stallion’s offspring won 13 first place or championship awards, five second or reserve titles, and 17 top tens. In nationals competition over the next couple of years, the titles kept coming. Eccentric Valentino burst upon the scene by winning the 2010 Canadian National Championship in Futurity Colts. The following year, he came back at the U.S. Nationals to win the top title in Stallions 4-5 Years and the Reserve Championship in

Baciano

Stallions 4 & Over. And Ebony By Valentino was busy as well, nailing the 2011 U.S. National Championships in Half-Arabian 2-Year-Old Fillies and then Mares 1-3 Years, and the 2012 HalfArabian Mare Saddle/Pleasure Championship. And then there was the Half-Arabian yearling filly, Beni TG; in 2012, at the U.S. and Canada, she won a remarkable four national championships. At the same time, the Valentinos were satisfying a demand in the export market. The stallion’s son Prince Valentino SRA, from one of just two breedings when Valentino was a 2-year-old, was sold to become a herd sire in South Africa. From his limited second crop, Aphrodite SRA was sold to the UAE, while the stallion’s son El Tino was named 2008 Brazilian National Champion Colt. The Scottsdale results in particular revealed critical factors about DA Valentino. A high percentage of his foals, both male and

Always Valentine MI

female, offered consistent quality, and his own willing, useful temperament was widespread, allowing many of his sons and daughters to compete successfully not only in open competition, but in amateur and junior exhibitor as well. And now, as the years are passing, his name is being mentioned more and more often in the performance context. Chris Culbreth judged DA Valentino twice, and both times, he was impressed with the stallion’s movement. So, in 2009, he and his wife, Michele, bred their Half-Arabian mare Phenom, who at the time had four national championships in the western pleasure division on her record, to DA Valentino. She was carrying his foal the following year when she won a fifth title, the Canadian National Championship in Western Pleasure. Kharisma M

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“Now we have Venomenal,” Culbreth reports, “and we’re close to being able to start him. He’s a big, pretty chestnut. Phenom is very Quarter Horse-looking, but she has a good shape to her neck and moves like a good Arab, very pretty. I thought it would be a nice niche, crossing her with a stallion as strong in type, but still a good mover, as Valentino was. And I think it was. Venomenal is a beautiful foal.” It might be surprising, David Boggs says, but DA Valentino’s reputation has not been built on a continuous parade of supremelyqualified mares. In fact, from the beginning, his owners opened the door to everyone. “We were never restrictive at all [about the type of mares bred] with Valentino,” Boggs says. “He was crossed in every direction; there were some very inexpensive mares that OFW Ana

produced some of his best children. He was one of those magical horses that seemed to blend with everything.” Although that might be considered a benevolent decision, he notes that it also was practical. “Many of the greatest broodmares in the world were not great show horses,” he points out. “It’s been the plain sister or the distant cousin that’s been the one that has produced the best. And Valentino didn’t have much that he needed. I say that with all humbleness. What more did you want to find a mare to give him? He had a short back, great tail, perfect shoulder, exquisite type, and was very, very athletic. So whatever mare you had, he had something to offer her.” G o i n G F o rwa r d As is the case for so many great ones, DA Valentino burned through his life with unusual brightness, making up for his brief allotment

Ebony By Valentino

of time with a particularly strong contribution to the breed. When he died prematurely in April 2011, from complications of colic, his team, his family and friends, were stunned. “It was like losing part of the family,” says Judi Anderson. On a farm that has been home to such stallions as *Padron, Magnum Psyche, Padrons Psyche and others, she says, DA Valentino fit in naturally. Her voice turns wistful as she recalls her father, Don Boggs, who introduced his children to Arabian horses, providing the foundation for the well-known Midwest operation. “I know our father would have loved Valentino, would have bred to him. He’s the type of horse our father would have loved.” Her brother David’s evaluations of DA Valentino are founded on personal memories. “He was always great,” the trainer reflects. “In his shows, there would be slight variances in his perfection, but

Eccentric Valentino

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Dan and Maureen Grossman took time to recover. Losing DA Valentino had a finality to it; he was one in a million for them. But he did leave them foals, and that has given them an outlook on the future. This year Dan showed one, Foxford SRA, to a Scottsdale Reserve Championship in 2-Year-Old Colts AAOTH. Their most beloved, however, is 4-year-old Calvintino SRA, named for their grandson. Calvintino SRA offers them the opportunity to take the DA Valentino story into the future, a more personal and less intense future than what they enjoyed with his sire, but a valued new commitment nonetheless. They are breeding the stallion on a limited basis now. Even more exciting is that Calvintino is being trained for performance, something that Valentino’s stature and breeding obligations precluded, even though he was widely praised for his athletic ability. For Maureen, that is the best of both worlds. The performance angle is no surprise to David Boggs. “Valentino’s offspring are doing everything,” he says. “He was very versatile and disciplined—there’s no question that he would have been great at whatever he did, because of his conformation, how he was built, the way that he moved, and the way that he put every step. He would have been the most beautiful western horse, but he also trotted on the level, and there’s no question he’d have been a great English horse. So he would have been one of those horses that could have done whatever you wanted him to do. There was never a step that was lazy, never a step that was slow. Everything was animated.” “We’re always looking for that next superstar, of course,” Maureen smiles. “We also have some amazing Valentino daughters who are Beni TG

just coming of age for breeding. One of our favorite mares is named DM Valencea; Danny won Scottsdale Auction Filly with her three years ago. She’s 4 and had a beautiful Abha Qatar filly this year, so we are excited about that, and we have several other Valentino daughters that I think are going to be amazing producers. Maybe that will be where the best comes in.” And that is what is happening—on a broader scale than just with Dan and Maureen Grossman. As DA Valentino’s roster of champion foals builds year by year, so too has his legacy for generations to come. With the exception of a few individuals whose owners have supported embryo transfer, most of his daughters have produced only one foal and his sons are just entering stud—but even with limited representation, the promised elegance is clear to see. Already Vitorio TO has offered a U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Yearling, and Rosa La Valentina is the dam of a U.S. National Top

El Tino

Ten Yearling Colt.

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Calvintino SRA

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“Some great horses live in a pasture their whole life, and other great horses get to go to the show,” reflects Dan Grossman. “They get the lights and the applause, and the well-earned respect and awards. In retrospect, I think there’s a lot of horses out there that are excellent, so what set off Valentino? Obviously his breeder and his early trainer, Rob Bick, have to get credit.” He adds that a great stallion doesn’t make it on his own; the rule of thumb has always been that it takes a skillful trainer and a willing owner as well. With Boggs on board, and his and Maureen’s support, Grossman would like to believe that DA Valentino had not only a solid beginning, but the guidance and backing necessary to go all the way. Looking back over the past decade, Rob Bick reflects that the lovely bay stallion was one of the special ones; it was apparent from the moment he walked into the barn. Whatever other fine horses had, he says, DA Valentino had more. “Just a little bit more flexibility in his neck, a little bit more square to the ground, perfect feet, and the way he moved, he just had balance,” Bick muses. “There’s a reason he won all the time. He was just a great horse.” “Valentino has to be one of the great players of the Arabian breed,” nods Walter Mishek. “I think he’s already confirmed that with the get he’s had that have won U.S. national championships and international championships—there’s no question about how good the horse is. He’s proven it with the offspring that he has.” He recognizes the breed’s loss in DA Valentino’s early death, but his approach focuses on the importance of retaining the stallion’s qualities. The opinions of the three Nationals judges come to mind, he says—the ones who told Dan and Maureen that DA Valentino was the most perfect Arabian they had ever seen. And the one who observed that the U.S. Nationals trophy should be redesigned in the stallion’s image. “Having Valentino even for that short time re-energized and recreated a standard for the Arabian horse for generations to come,” Mishek says. “Even though his years were brief, he brought to life what breeders from around the world have strived to create for centuries, and that’s a real-life ‘Adolph Schreyer stallion.’ It is our opportunity, our obligation, to use the genetics of DA Valentino to create history.”

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Three generations of DA Valentino's family: Maureen and Dan Grossman, with Ashley, Amy, Rex and their spouses—and enough grandchildren to keep things interesting.

The Owners: experience

and

enThusiasm

and events around the Midwest where they trailered

It is Maureen Grossman, says her husband Dan, who

in, tied their horses to the trailer, and showed in a

is the heart and soul of their Stone Ridge Arabians.

variety of classes through the afternoon.

“She works 24/7 on the horses,” he says. And although she has a few great employees, it is not as if

Eventually, drawn to English pleasure, she progressed

Stone Ridge is an extensive, far-flung operation with

to the regional level, most notably riding a horse

an army to perform the labor. “She made sure not

named Desert Count at the Buckeye. “He was

only that Valentino rose to his highest level, but now,

Raffles/Azraff-bred and very pretty, and he was also

she makes sure that our latest foals get the best care,

very talented,” she recalls. “At a show in Muncie,

the best of everything.”

Ind., I took him into the open park class, and actually won it—against Bob Hart Sr.!”

Maureen Grossman (then Maureen Henry) got into Arabians as a child, growing up in Richmond, Ind.,

Because of the school season, competing at the

in 1960. Her father kept a few “big” horses on the

U.S. Nationals was not an option, but the family

farm where they lived, and she and her sister learned

attended the show as spectators in the mid-1960s at

rudimentary riding skills simply by clambering

Oklahoma City. She gazed at the stallions there with

aboard and meandering around the 75 acres they

stars in her eyes, and thought that to own one must

called home. That all changed when Dr. D. B. Henry

be “just incredible and so exciting.”

bought his girls two Arabian geldings, and suddenly showing entered the picture. “We had a ball,”

Then she was off to college, and like many young

Maureen says, remembering the 4-H competitions

riders, put her equine dreams on hold. She had

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married ophthalmic surgeon Dan Grossman, become the

Louisville, just passing the time watching horses. And Boggs

mother of three children and moved to Bloomington,

remarked, “You know, Bey Shah is for sale.”

Ind., before she again owned an Arabian. They selected “a piece of property with a barn on it,” and when she

“Danny looked at him and said, ‘Let’s go buy him,’” she

convinced Dan that they needed an Arabian mare, the

remembers, and laughs. “I’m serious. I mean, truly, that

one they acquired was due to foal soon. “So, we had

was it. Before the night was over, we owned Bey Shah.”

two Arabians pretty quickly,” she chuckles, and admits that at the time, a couple of riding horses was all she had

The stallion was more than just a breeding horse to them,

in mind. She hadn’t factored in her husband’s take on

although during the six years they owned him, he did

the situation.

escalate their breeding commitment. “He is the kind of horse you were instantly attached to,” she says. “He was

“When he gets interested in something, his style is to go

just so full of personality that you could be with him for

full throttle,” she observes. Within a year, they had gone

10 minutes and most people would love him. He would

to Lasma East in Kentucky, purchased another mare, and

be so amazingly macho, and then if little kids came up to

then bought a Russian-bred stallion named *Abdullahhh,

him, he could be so gentle with them and drop his head so

who had been recently imported from the Netherlands.

that they could pet him.”

Ray LaCroix showed the handsome chestnut at the new Star World Show for them; they had gone from casual

Although they sold Bey Shah in 1998, they remained

riders to the big leagues in record time.

committed to his bloodline, through the years also standing his sons Rave VF, a full brother to Fame VF, and

Even with the glitz of owning a big-time stallion, what

more recently, BF Renaissance.

Maureen enjoyed most about the era was that it enabled her to return to showing—although this time, it was

Essentially, however, in the late 1990s and early 2000s,

against stiffer competition than she had faced in her youth.

the Grossmans went on what they called “a reduced diet”

On the mare Bella Angelfix, who previously had won

of horses. By that time, their youngest child, Rex, was

two national titles in the English division, she won a U.S.

coming of age as an All American football quarterback who

National Top Ten in English Pleasure AOTR in 1987.

was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. Attending his games, Dan and Maureen had all they could do in horses

The early 1990s were busy years for the Grossmans, as

just to raise a few foals. Then, in 2003, Rex was drafted by

not only Maureen, but also their daughters Ashley and

the Chicago Bears—and that was the catalyst that put his

Amy were showing. Maureen and Ashley both rode

parents back into a high-profile role in Arabian horses.

the Half-Arabian Taras Tribulation to an array of titles (five national championships and two reserves), while

“The Bears were in Minnesota,” Maureen recalls, “so while

Ashley also accompanied HL Justa Sparkle to a Youth

we were there, we went over to Midwest to say hello

National Championship. Amy, meanwhile, won national

to David. And I said, ‘So, what have you got here that

championships with Bella Angelfix and Stealth WCA. Even

is awesome?’” It was a throw-away question, but Boggs

Dan got into the act, leading Exceptionn to the 1993 U.S.

showed them a 3-month-old filly, and the rest is history.

National Championship in Stallion Halter AAOTH. The

JJ Princessa became a resident of Stone Ridge Arabians

biggest story of that period, however, was Stealth’s sire,

(where she remains today), and once again, the Grossmans

Bey Shah.

were on Boggs’ radar when a stallion prospect became available the following spring.

Maureen and Dan had become acquainted with David Boggs when they asked him to help sell *Abdullahhh,

“When David sent us the videotape of DA Valentino,

which Boggs did, brokering a deal with the Audi family in

Maureen watched it every day for five days,” Dan says.

Brazil. Afterward they remained friends, and in the early

“Finally, she just said, ‘We’re crazy not to buy

1990s, Maureen recalls, they all were sitting in the stands at

this horse.’”

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national and international champion Marwan Al Shaqab;

DA Valentino’s pedigree reflects not only many of

and Fames Elegance C, dam of U.S. National Champion

the top names in the Arabian breed, but ones who

Legacy Of Fame.

are represented by get with obviously desirable conformation and, in most cases, recognizable

Finally, there is Versace, another who passed from the

achievements in competition.

scene too quickly. But before he did, he left a heritage of promise. Among his better-known get, in addition to DA

Valentino’s line alone is stacked with accomplishment.

Valentino, are the stallions Odyssey SC and Da Vinci FM,

His sire, Versace, showed only as a youngster but was a

as well as several young names now gaining recognition.

U.S. National Top Ten as both a yearling and futurity colt before becoming a highly influential sire of champions.

There is more to the paternal side of DA Valentino’s

From there on, every stallion for four generations—back

pedigree than just the sire line, however. Also included is

to the time of the first national championship shows in

El Shaklan, who offers a heavy infusion of type, and his

North America—was a national champion or national

daughter, Precious As Gold, Versace’s dam. Precious As

reserve champion stallion.

Gold, a U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Mare, was bred to a different stallion every year of her career as a

Bay-Abi was the first; 1962 U.S. National Champion

broodmare—and every time produced a high quality foal

Stallion, he was the foundation of Varian Arabians, now

(four of the six earned national titles). Among them are

known as one of the most important breeding programs

2012 U.S. National Champion Futurity Colt Trussardi,

in the world, with a history of awards in both halter

and 1997 U.S. National Champion Gelding In-Hand,

and performance. Next came Bay El Bey, 1977 Canadian

Precious Metals.

National Champion Stallion, as well as twice-U.S. National Reserve Champion. Remarkably, Bay El Bey’s

DA Valentino’s maternal influence is equally stellar.

significance has been less as a show horse—despite his

DA Love’s sire, Padrons Psyche, was a U.S. National

success—as it has been as “a kingmaker,” a sire of sires;

Reserve Champion Stallion and sire of countless national

among many successful colts in his legacy were the

champions and champion-producing get.

mega-powers Bey Shah, Barbary and Huckleberry Bey. Magnifficaa FA’s sire, 1992 U.S. National Champion Echo Next in DA Valentino’s sire line was Bey Shah, one of the

Magnifficoo, is known for his typey get and particular

most dominant halter sires of the 1980s and 1990s. A U.S.

strength with broodmares. However, he is not the

National Reserve Champion Stallion in 1980, he offered

only valuable influence in that segment of Valentino’s

such U.S. National Champion Mares as Shahteyna (1987),

pedigree; Magnifficaa’s dam is Jamaara FA, a daughter

Gaishea (1991), Bey Teyna (1992), and Bey Fireeshah

of the internationally-acclaimed stallion Ali Jamaal, 1990

(1998), as well as 1987 U.S. National Champion Stallion

U.S. National Champion Stallion. Jamaara FA is known

Fame VF. He then went on to appear as the broodmare

for her national-quality get; in addition to Magnifficaa

sire in a host of others, and saw many of his sons

FA, she also offered Canadian National Champion Taleed

successful as stud; his get also were exported extensively

El Qardabiyah and multiple other U.S. National Top

as the international demand for Arabians grew.

Tens. Her dam, NV Tiara Bey, offers another reference to Bey Shah.

And then there was Fame VF, a U.S. National Champion and one of the most popular stallions of his era. Since

The stallions in DA Valentino’s pedigree are famous at

his untimely death at the age of 12, he has become

nearly every level, but the mares are equally capable,

known not only for his national titlists both in halter

those who know them say; that outstanding Valentino

and performance, but also as an exceptional source of

show presence didn’t come only from the abundance of

broodmares. A couple of the better-known examples

national champion sires. “He comes by it pretty naturally,”

are Little Liza Fame, U.S. National Reserve Champion

observes Rob Bick. “That show attitude may come from

in Western Pleasure Junior Horse and dam of multi-

his mother’s side. They could all stand like statues.”

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Living

the

DA vALentino experience

When David Boggs looks back at DA Valentino’s brief life, he offers that some of the sharpest breeders were the ones who noticed the young stallion early and invested in multiple breedings. Even before the stallion had made his name, those horsemen were seeing his effects on their breeding programs. One who comes to mind, he says, and who voices DA Valentino’s international appeal, is Greg Farrell. Farrell and his wife, Julie, own Mulawa Arabian Stud in New South Wales, Australia.

“Greg Farrell has an amazing eye as a breeder,” Boggs says. “He doesn’t judge the fanfare, the hoopla or the hype; he has a great ability to spot a great horse, and he spotted Valentino young. He bought a large package of breedings for Valentino via frozen semen, and he and Julie have used them to produce national champion after national champion in their country.” The Farrells made their commitment to DA Valentino in late 2006, when they purchased a package of 10 breedings. Their intent, they say, was to use him across a broad cross-section of mares. Here is how they recap Valentino’s significance in Mulawa’s globally-successful program:

“We discovered Valentino very early in his career, before he became the widely appreciated, indomitable show horse legend. We were extremely impressed with his structure and his scope—the length, shape and set of neck; the long, sloping shoulder; the strength down his top; the depth and power through his quarter. All of these qualities translate into reliable athleticism, both useful and purposeful, which is lacking in most halter horses today, but essential to the breeding philosophy at Mulawa. We were confident Valentino could reinforce both structure and athleticism within the Mulawa breeding program, as well as add scope, style and charisma.

“At Mulawa, Valentino has been an indisputable success. To date, we have five Valentino foals out of the Mulawa mares, four fillies and one excellent gelding. Three of the four fillies have been extremely successful in the show ring, while the gelding Dark Knight MI has turned out to be one of the best young riding horses

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in Australia. [DA Valentino’s] eldest daughters have all entered the breeding program. His National Stud Show Champion and Australian Reserve Champion daughter MI Aspiring Valentino has produced an outstanding colt by Guiliano. His extremely showy daughter Valencia is in foal to WH Justice.

“The most accomplished of the Mulawa-bred Valentino foals have been full sisters Always Valentine MI and Valentino’s Angel MI, both fifth-generation Mulawa-bred females. The elder, Always Valentine, was extremely successful in the North American show ring as U.S. National, Arabian Breeders World Cup and Scottsdale Reserve Champion, and is currently back home at Mulawa in foal to ZT Marwteyn. The younger, Valentino’s Angel, is undefeated in Australia as National Stud Show, East Coast and unanimous Australian Champion Yearling Filly. Their dam, the SK Shakla Khan daughter Always An Angel, is back in foal to DA Valentino for late 2013.

“We are also proud to have the DA Valentino daughter MI Valentine in residence at Mulawa. Purchased as an unborn foal from Michele Pfiefer, Valentine is out of the national champion-producing aristocrat dam HL Infactuation. Valentine has already produced an outstanding colt by the young Mulawa-bred sire Allegiance MI, and is in foal to ZT Marwteyn for late 2013.

“With four daughters of DA Valentino in the broodmare band at Mulawa and several of his best Australianbred get still winning major championships in the international show ring, we can unequivocally say that the decision to use Valentino has had a significant positive impact for us. We look forward to the lasting legacy of his influential contribution for years to come.”

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DA Valentino and his breeders, Dr. DeCarol and Jan Williamson of Dolorosa Arabians. "As a breeder for the last 35 years, producing the stallion DA Valentino was a dream come true. Along with his mother, brothers, sisters, and his get, Valentino helped establish a pathway for the bloodlines of Dolorosa Arabians and the fulfillment of our lifelong passion for the Arabian horse. Over the years, it was wonderful to see him achieve his incredible show ring success ~ six U.S. and Canadian National Championships ~ all while establishing himself as a leading sire of champions around the world. We thank DA Valentino's owners, Dr. Dan and Maureen Grossman, as well as his manager and handler, David Boggs. Through their efforts, he achieved his fullest potential as a champion show horse and as a sire. We were deeply saddened by the loss of DA Valentino at such an early age. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to honor him. DA Valentino will always be remembered as one of the greatest Arabian stallions in the history of the breed." ~ Dr. DeCarol Williamson

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Continuing his father's legacy and standard of excellence.


Versace DA V Valentino DA Love

Solstice

2008 Stallion

Sol Natique Natique

Five-Time NaTioNal ChampioN UNiTed STaTeS ~ CaNada ~ Brazil

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Fame VF Precious As Gold Padrons Psyche Magnifficaa FA *Salon *Passionate *Naborr *Ruzica


takes flight ... and emerges as the leading son of Valentino


aj Manayer Vitorio TO x Anna Marie BHF (Bella Vitorio ORA) 2013 aRaBian BReedeRs WoRld Cup gold supReme Champion YeaRling FillY 2013 sCottsdale gRand Champion JunioR FillY 2013 unanimous Champion aRaBian ClassiC YeaRling FillY oF JanuaRY 1 - apRil 15 2012 aRaBian BReedeR Finals gold Champion Weanling FillY

Chantilly Lace ora Vitorio TO x Raherra 2013 ReseRve Champion ahBa 1-YeaR-old FutuRitY FillY 2013 ReseRve Champion sCottsdale signatuRe stallion auCtion YeaRling FillY 2012 aRaBian BReedeR Finals top Five Weanling FillY

The Big Bopper to Vitorio TO x She Be Adiva KBS

sCottsdale ReseRve JunioR Champion halF-aRaBian ClassiC gelding ReseRve Champion halF-aRaBian ClassiC YeaRling gelding & Colt unanimous Champion halF-aRaBian ClassiC YeaRling & 2-YeaR-old gelding aaoth sCottsdale unanimous gRand Champion halF-aRaBian ClassiC gelding aaoth

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Valentinos Angel MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel, by SK Shakla Khan) 2011 Chestnut Mare

FiFth-Generation Mulawa-Bred FeMale unaniMous australian ChaMpion YearlinG FillY east Coast ChaMpion YearlinG FillY national stud show ChaMpion YearlinG FillY ArAbiAn Stud GreG & Julie Farrell | Jane Farrell ~ Tel:: +61 412 517 188 ~ e-mail: inFo@mulawaarabians.com.au 61-65 bay road, berrilee, nsw, 2159, ausTralia ~ www.mulawaarabians.com.au 34 | VALENTINO


Always Valentine MI (DA Valentino x Always An Angel, by SK Shakla Khan) 2009 Bay Mare

FiFth-Generation Mulawa-Bred FeMale ScottSdale reServe chaMpion Junior Filly u.S. national reServe chaMpion 2-year-old Filly world cup reServe chaMpion 2-year-old Filly world cup SupreMe chaMpion top ten Junior Mare reGion 13 chaMpion 2-year-old Filly In Foal to ZT MARWTEYN

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Mi Aspiring Valentino (DA Valentino x Mulawa Aspiring, by Magnum Forty Four) 2009 Bay Mare

Third-GeneraTion Mulawa-Bred FeMale naTional STud Show ChaMpion Junior Mare eaST CoaST reServe ChaMpion 2 & 3-Year-old Mare auSTralian reServe ChaMpion YearlinG FillY In Foal to POGROM ArAbiAn Stud GreG & Julie Farrell | Jane Farrell ~ Tel: +61 412 517 188 ~ e-mail: inFo@mulawaarabians.com.au 61-65 bay road, berrilee, nsw, 2159, ausTralia ~ www.mulawaarabians.com.au 36 | VALENTINO


Valencia MI ( DA Valentino x Audacia, by Parkview Audacious) 2009 Grey Mare

Third-GeneraTion Mulawa-Bred FeMale In Foal to WH JusTIcE

Valentine MI (DA Valentino x HL Infactuation, by LF Fifth Avenue) 2009 Grey Mare Bred by Michele Pfeifer In Foal to ZT MARWTEYN

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mi Grand Valentino DA Valentino x GA Mi Grandlady 2010 Stallion

Region 14 UnanimoUs Champion YeaRling Colt iowa gold staR UnanimoUs Champion YeaRling Colt sCottsdale signatURe stallion Champion 2-YeaR-old Colt

Grand Arabian Farm linda mehneY ~ tel: 616-490-3926 ~ e-mail:gaaRab@ix.netCom.Com gRand Rapids, miChigan ~ www.gRandaRabian.Com 38 | VALENTINO


Sahiba Victorious LD, by DA Valentino x Love Chimes LD Black filly owned by Dr. Balpal Sandhu

Carrying on the Valentino legacy!

Victorious ld DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds

United StateS national ReSeRve Champion 3-YeaR-old Colt leS and diane van dYke Chandler, Minnesota www.Midwestarabian.CoM

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T h e V a l e n T i n o i n f l u e n c e c o n T i n u e s ...

Grazia tg Vitorio TO (by DA Valentino) x Rohara Mademoiselle

Rohara Mademoiselle Sir Fames HBV x Fames Fantasy Of Love AvAilAble for your considerAtion canadian national champion u.s. national reserve champion Multi-regional champion daM oF MultI-natIonal & sCottsdale ChaMpIon benI tG

Todd and Glena WeeGens Freeport, IllInoIs ContaCt MIdwest: www.MIdwestarabIan.CoM 40 | VALENTINO


beni tg DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle

United StateS national Champion Canadian national Champion SCottSdale SUpreme Champion half-arabian iowa Gold Star Champion Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Classic 2-Year-Old Filly Scottsdale Reserve Junior Champion Half-Arabian Classic Filly Unanimous Grand Champion Half-Arabian Classic Mare AAOTH Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Classic Yearling Champion Half-Arabian Filly & Mare JTH Scottsdale Grand Champion Half-Arabian Filly 3 Years & Under JTH Arabian Celebration Champion H/A Mare ATH Arabian Celebration Champion H/A 3-Year-Old Filly


Kharisma M DA Valentino x Kharmel BR 4/17/2010 mare

2013 U.S. NatioNal FUtUrity Filly CoNteNder 2011 SCottSdale ChampioN SSS yearliNg Filly ath UNited StateS NatioNal top teN CaNadiaN NatioNal top teN mariNo arabiaNS Owners: AnthOny, Denise, BrittAny & AJ MArinO tel: 205-222-7766 ~ e-MAil: AJ@MArinOArABiAns.cOM BirMinghAM, AlABAMA 42 | VALENTINO


national chaMpion

The Godfather ora Vitorio TO (by, DA Valentino) x SH Sebella 2011 Half-Arabian Gelding

Region 14 Champion H/A Colt U.S. National Champion H/A Yearling Colt U.S. Reserve National Champion H/A Junior Colt Iowa Gold Star Champion H/A Yearling Colt Scottsdale Signature Stallion Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Region 7 Champion H/A Stock Hunter AOTH & Open

RichaRd and Justine GoodRow ManchesteR, new haMpshiRe www.MidwestaRabian.coM

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Valori trf DA Valentino x Satin Chall LL 2/16/2008 mare

2009 sCottsdale ChaMpion Junior Filly 2009 region 13 ChaMpion yearling Filly 2009 u.s. national ChaMpion yearling Filly 2011 u.s. national ChaMpion Futurity Filly 2012 region 18 ChaMpion Mare 2012 u.s. national reserve ChaMpion Mare 4-5

2013 filly Marwan Al Shaqab x Valori TRF, by DA Valentino Andy sellmAn Tel: 715-425-9001 river FAlls, wisconsin www.ArgenTFArms.com

All horses proudly owned by:

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Matina trf DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M 3/7/2010 mare

2011 Region 10 Champion YeaRling FillY 2011 U.S. national top ten YeaRling FillY 2012 SCottSdale 2nd plaCe 2-YeaR-old FillY 2012 mn Fall FeSt Champion 2-YeaR-old FillY VALENTINO | 45


Vicario DA Valentino x Faberge AA 2/26/2011 stallion

2012 U.S. NatioNal top teN YearliNg BreederS SweepStakeS Colt

Watch for him in 2013 with Andrew Sellman! Owned by andy Sellman tel: 715-425-9001 river FallS, wiScOnSin www.argentFarmS.cOm

StoNegate araBiaNS, llC

Jay and barb Sink-kruSenStJerna 31460 SilveradO ln. ~ waukee, ia 50263 tel:

515-371-7407 ~ e-mail: barb@Sinkpaper.cOm 46 | VALENTINO


Ebony By Valentino DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out 5/11/2009 mare

2013 ScottSdale champion half-arabian claSSic Senior mare 2013 region 7 UnanimoUS champion half-arabian Saddle/pleaSUre type mare 2012 U.S. national champion half-arabian fUtUrity filly 2011 U.S. national champion half-arabian 2-year-old filly 2011 U.S. national champion half-arabian 1- to 3-year-old filly

gemini acreS eqUine 6636 E DalE lanE ~ CavE CrEEk, arizona 85331 ~ Jim anD Sally BEDEkEr | 480-513-1246 managEr & SalES: ChriS BartEr | 602-501-9877 or viCtor riCigliano | 612-328-1639 www.gEminiaCrESEquinE.Com

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Fire Czar DA Valentino x Psyclone Bay (Magnum Psyche x Calamity Fame) 2009 Arabian Stallion SCID and CA Clear

caf

Talitha Noir DA Valentino x First Light BHF 2009 Black Arabian Mare SCID and CA Clear (IFT Mystic Jamaal for 2014)

K Bar K araBians RichaRd and Paulette Koenig ~ tehachaPi, ca ~ tel: 661-823-0361 ~ KBaRKaRaBians@aol.com www.KBaRKaRaBians.com

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ictorius DA Valentino x JMF DaretoDream, by Magic Dream CAHR 2011 Black Arabian Colt SCID and CA Clear

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DA Valentino

Serenata El Jamaal

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DM Endless Romance (DA Valentino x TC Padron Batiste) 2009 Arabian Mare

2011 Canadian national 2-Year-old FillY reserve Champion 2011 sCottsdale international arabian 2-Year old FillY top Five 2010 U.s. national arabian breeders sweepstakes Yearling FillY top ten 2010 region 17 Yearling FillY UnanimoUs Champion 2010 las vegas arabian breeders world CUp Yearling FillY reserve Champion 2010 las vegas arabian breeders world CUp sUpreme Yearling FillY top ten 2010 sCottsdale Yearling FillY top ten Presented by Claudinei Machado Owned by Murray & Shirley POPPlewell ~ SaSkatOOn, Sk Canada ~ SCOttSdale, aZ u.S.a. Cell: 306.241.1199 ~ e-Mail: SPOP@rdarabianS.COM www.rdarabianS.COM VALENTINO | 51


DA Valentino and his daughter, Valencia C

We always thought DA Valentino was one of the most beautiful Arabian horses we had ever seen. His stunning beauty was mesmerizing! We knew we could never acquire this legendary stallion, so we did the next best thing, which was to buy one of his offspring. We wanted a mare so we could breed on his wonderful qualities and pedigree. We purchased Valencia C, DA Valentino X Greta C, from the Coleal family. We thank Rhoda and Rhonda Coleal for their efforts as true breeders and for their friendship over the years. Two weeks after we welcomed Valencia C, we learned the tragic news of DA Valentino's untimely passing. Along with the entire Arabian horse community, we were deeply saddened by the loss of this great show horse and sire. We firmly believe DA Valentino will go down in history as one of the greatest Arabian horses of all time. We are so proud to have a daughter of his. We have been offered great sums of money for Valencia C several times and have politely declined; we will never sell her! Valencia C is our member of Arabian horse royalty and our piece of Arabian horse history. DA Valentino's legacy continues through Valencia C and her first foal, a beautiful Versace filly she produced this year. We would like to acknowledge and thank our dear friends Dr. DeCarol and Jan Williamson of Dolorosa Arabians for breeding the incredible DA Valentino. Without their foresight and devotion to breeding Arabian horses for the past 30 years, there would be no DA Valentino, Valencia C, or all the other great horses DA Valentino produced all over the world and that are also represented in this wonderful book. What an amazing legacy DA Valentino created in his eight short years on earth, thanks to his dedicated owners, Dan and Maureen Grossman. We can only imagine all he would of accomplished had he lived a long, full life. We are so very proud to be part of DA Valentino's legacy and to be included in this book, which we will cherish forever. May God Bless DA Valentino. The Michels Family

LimitLess arabians the michels family

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Valora cba DA Valentino x Ashton Bey, by Bey Arrogance x Pardons Obsession 5/5/2008 mare

U.S. NatioNal top teN 3-Year-old weSterN pleaSUre FUtUritY HorSe regioN 17 UNaNimoUS CHampioN JUNior weSterN pleaSUre HorSe

Len, Kathy, Keith & angeLa Padgham ~ hay LaKes, aB ~ www.avonroyaraBians.com trained By Spiritwood

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4 geneRations oF hoRseshoe lake aRabians Championship bReeding

hl Valla Vitoria DA Valentino x HL Infactuation ~ 2009 Mare

2011 Region 10 Champion aRabian 2-YeaR-old FillY 2010 Region 10 ReseRve Champion aRabian YeaRling FillY HL Valla Vitoria is in foal to National Reserve Champion Stallion, Da Vinci FM for 2014

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pl Venetia DA Valentino x Gia SF, by Georgio AF 2009 bay mare (SCID & CA Clear)

pl Sinatra DA Valentino x DSD Irish Mist, by Georgio AF 2012 grey stallion (SCID & CA Clear)

These Two exciTing ValenTino offspring, boTh UniTed sTaTes and canadian sweepsTakes, scoTTsdale and iowa gold sTar fUTUriTy nominaTed, are aVailable for yoUr consideraTion.

Managed by

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owned by

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Baciano (DA Valentino x NBW Angels Kiss, by Magnum Psyche) 2008 Arabian Bay Stallion

2012 U.S. NatioNal top teN arabiaN StallioN 4-5 2012 U.S. NatioNal top teN arabiaN StallioN aaotH 2011 ScottSdale reServe cHampioN SSS 3-Year-old colt 2011 ScottSdale cHampioN arabiaN claSSic 3 & 4-Year-old colt aotH 2010 regioN 7 cHampioN 2-Year-old colt

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I Believe ff DA Valentino x PF Just Peachy Keen, Saddlebred/Cremello 2011 Half-Arabian Black Filly

2013 Region 7 Half-aRabian aoTH UnanimoUs CHampion 2012 U.s. naTional ReseRve CHampion Half-aRabian YeaRling fillY 2012 U.s. naTional ReseRve CHampion Half-aRabian fillY (1-3 YeaRs) Shown by: Rodolfo Guzzo ~ Guzzo/Rivera Arabians Worldwide, LLC Suzanne & Perry Perkins cell:

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Valka El Madan El Tino x Nahane Maclei

2012 Brazilian Breeders Cup premium Champion

Tina El Madan El Tino x Grace LM

showring deBut in 2013

Freedom Arabco El Tino x Victoria LM 1/25/2013

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El Tino DA Valentino x Imprimista CF 05/17/07 ~ stallion

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The Mare That Defines Her Heritage And Destiny

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Power Of Luv Regional Champion Filly at heR FiRst show! In foal for 2014 to National Champion Trussardi

Fame VF Versace Precious As Gold DA Valentino Padrons Psyche DA Love Magnifficaa FA Power of Luv ~ 2008 Mare Cytosk Out Of Cyte Amandi ROL Snap Shot Explodent Intensive QCA CR Rama

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Special thanks to Dan and Maureen for your incredible stewardship of the Arabian breed's greats with DA Valentino and Bey Shah. Also, thank you, David, for making possible the ownership of Power Of Luv.

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Al Patino crf DA Valentino x Alpha Phi 2009 Half-Arabian Gelding

2010 U.S. NatioNal ChampioN half-arabiaN YearliNg breederS SweepStakeS Colt/geldiNg Thank you, DA Valentino, for being the magnificent sire of this National Champion. —Proud Breeders, The Ames Family

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Gene LaCroix

Gene L aCroix:

A Look At A Horseman, Part ii by Mary Kirkman

Last month, AHT followed the career of Gene LaCroix through his early life and

success in the show ring, and his development of high-dollar auctions in the breed. As the 1970s closed and the glamorous ’80s opened, LaCroix was just hitting his stride. Part II begins with his innovation of 1979: stallion syndication.

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Gene LaCroix

B

y the late 1970s, Gene LaCroix was writing his own ticket in Arabians, and he had more ideas to contribute. It all had started with training and showing horses, and he would continue to do that, but on a reduced schedule. His brother, Raymond LaCroix, and a standout crew of young trainers were carrying a huge part of that load at Lasma (more than 200 horses), as Gene increasingly turned to business matters. In 1978, his focus was on a Polish-bred stallion named *Aladdinn. As with many of his innovations, stallion syndication arose from a need—in this case, the fact that *Bask, then 22 years old, was bringing in more than $1.5 million annually in breeding revenue and was not getting any younger. Worse, the stallion was uninsured; the yearly premium would have been $300,000, and the LaCroix family reasoned that the money would be better spent locating his successor. A search was mounted worldwide, and it ended in Sweden with the 3-year-old *Aladdinn, who, Dr. LaCroix determined, “had great possibility.” The colt arrived at Lasma in the fall of the year, and less than four months later, Gene showed him to the Scottsdale Stallion Championship. At a stud fee of $5,000, 150 mares were booked immediately. On the groundswell of *Aladdinn’s popularity, and with the U.S. Nationals in view, LaCroix wanted to syndicate the stallion as soon as possible. With the family’s endorsement, he called attorneys, including the firm that had handled the Secretariat syndication six years earlier. It was on the drawing boards in July when the Lasma show string left for Canada. The 1979 Canadian Nationals would be remembered for many things, not the least of which was that the industry was swirling with rumors that *Bask was unwell—but no one really was prepared for what Harry Cooper said at the close of the show. On Saturday night, right after LaCroix rode the triumphant park horse Ambra out of the ring, as people were rising to leave and the out-gate was swinging closed, Cooper murmured into the microphone, “Good-bye, *Bask.” It was the end of an era.

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Gene LaCroix

Ambra, 1979 U.S. and Canadian National Champion in Park, with Gene LaCroix up. it also was the beginning of a new one. in less than six weeks, LaCroix syndicated *Aladdinn for $6.3 million, and a month later, he led the stallion to the title of U.s. national Champion. in 1981, an *Aladdinn share would sell for $325,000, raising his value to more than $16 million. “*Aladdinn was the first [stallion i syndicated],” he recalls, but adds that it was not the earliest syndication in the industry; by his memory, bentwood Arabians had the first. it is fair to say, though, that Lasma’s program took the practice to new levels. Across the industry, owners of top stallions followed suit, many syndications conducted 84 | ArAbiAn A r A bi A nHorse Hor seTimes T i mes

or supported by Lasma (one, put on by bethesda in conjunction with Lasma, was U.s. national Champion stallion strike, an *Aladdinn son from a *bask daughter, for nearly $12 million). What does he think of syndications now? “i liked the concept then and i like it now,” he replies. “but, currently with the industry so far down, it’s difficult to find a stallion that will likely sustain a substantial book of mares at an increasing stud fee. Unless this is the case, it really makes no sense for breeders to be invested in a syndicate share, and therefore it’s unrealistic for a stallion owner to believe he can successfully market a syndication.”


Gene LaCroix The process had other benefits, he points out. “One of the really good things that happened as we syndicated stallions was the annual syndicate meetings. They became great social events, mixed in with a little business regarding the syndicates. We’d hold all of them in the same week in places like Acapulco and Hawaii and Boca Raton.” That theme—the social association and camaraderie of Arabian horse owners—recurs in much of his evaluation of the past; it was important then, he believes, and it remains so today.

Gene LaCroix, left, with Bill and Betty Zekan and daughter Laurie, buyers of Lot 1 at the 1984 Lasma Classic. Consigners Dudley and Ronai White at right.

Those LeGendary ’80s auCTions Meanwhile, the auctions that he had begun in 1971 were becoming ever more impressive, as Lasma routinely scheduled two or three big ones during Scottsdale week and a dozen other farms put on their own sales. Most offered a level of dressy excitement, as the LaCroix style of Arabian sales had been adopted by the industry, and the week before the Scottsdale Show was nonstop with purchase opportunities. The country took notice. In 1982, “Real People,” one of the hottest shows on network television, taped a five-anda-half minute segment on the Lasma Classic that aired in primetime. Now on YouTube™, it is a time-warp look at the over-the-top euphoria of the era. The audience of qualified bidders (according to news programs, it took approved credit of at least $100,000 to get a seat) included plenty of longtime Arabian breeders and such relative newcomers as David

Murdock of Pacific Holding Corporation (Dole Pineapple, Cannon Mills), Stanley Marcus (Neiman-Marcus), Armand Hammer (Occidental Petroleum Corporation), former Texas governor John Connelly, entertainment powerhouse Merv Griffin, and several other multi-millionaire executives. Artist Leroy Neiman sat on the aisle, sketching the horses and hoopla, and a sizeable live orchestra accompanied not only the opening act performers, but also the horses as they posed and paraded. And as time went on, the openers escalated to Bob Hope, Sammy Davis Jr., The Pointer Sisters, Lena Horne and more, and the big auction stage fairly dazzled with glitter. With the Polish Ovation of 1985, a collection of the Polish state studs’ hand-selected mares which grossed $10.8 million (on average, more than $500,000 each), the atmosphere was at its most inspired: Janów Podlaski’s clock tower was recreated and sparkling “snow” fell, simulating winter in eastern Europe. The prices kept rising, with nothing left to chance. Major buyers were invited to dinner in Dr. and Mrs. LaCroix’s home before each auction, then transported to the sale center by motorcade, ensuring that they were in their seats, fired up to bid when the curtain rose. In 1982, the Lasma Classic featured the 1978 U.S. National Champion Mare TJS Georgie Girl, who sold for a record-setting $900,000—only to be exceeded at the following year’s Lasma Sale V when Lot 1 was snapped up for $1.5 million. That sale hit $9 million, an average of nearly $350,000 each. In 1984 at the Lasma Classic, the opening lot was a three-mare package which sold for $3.6 million and was followed by NH Love Potion, who commanded another $2.5 million. She would be named U.S. National Champion Mare the next year. In terms of publicity, the Arabian horse business had never been more front-and-center. In the early 1980s, it was not uncommon to see the Scottsdale sales covered on the national evening news programs (“This is the annual Arabian horse week in Scottsdale, Ariz., where last year the auctions attracted a total of $33 million …”). At that point, it was not just the LaCroixes making it happen, in the auction arena or the show ring. Gene had initiated the Lasma apprentice program in the early 1970s, and when Ray began training seriously, he assumed responsibility for the program. Over the years, its roster reflected many of today’s most successful trainers and horsemen, and some of the apprentices, such as Brian Murch, Gordon Potts, Greg Gallún and Bruce McCrea, became assistant trainers, showing alongside Gene and Ray. Volume A PR44, IL No. 20 091 | 85


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The Show rinG of The 1980S: The horSeS While business claimed much of Gene LaCroix’s time, he did not stop training altogether. A scan of his national champions reveals that after mega-success in a range of divisions during the 1960s and ’70s, he focused more on the english horses in the 1980s. it had long been his favorite discipline; through 1979, he had won eight national championships in english Pleasure and seven in park, in addition to a long list of driving and combination titles. now, he opened the decade by accompanying FF summer storm to the U.s. national Championship in english Pleasure. even today, she is remembered as one of the greatest english horses ever. “she was probably the most elegant, classy english pleasure mare i’ve ever seen,” LaCroix recalls. “she could work all the gaits, and stay in form and balanced, with lots of motion. she could compete successfully today.” Unbelievably, he then embarked on a nine-year dominance of park. in 1981, his partner was the *bask son eW natal, and in 1982, it was miss Cognac. “she was big and powerful,” he smiles, “lots of fun.” in 1983, it was on to scarlet Lace, who had sold the previous year at the Lasma sale V for $1 million. “one of the most beautiful, highest-moving park horses there was,” he recalls. That year, he rode her to her fourth national championship (in 1980, he had guided her to the Canadian national title, as well as U.s. national championships in formal driving and formal combination). in 1984, he was aboard one of the most beloved park horses in the ring: the energetic bay gelding, orans Adagio. “He’s got to be one of the most exciting park horses of all time,” LaCroix says, but acknowledges, “maybe a little unconventional with his movement. He was extremely, extremely talented. And he could carry some speed. it was always fun to let somebody come up beside me and challenge him, because it was never going to be a contest.” Adagio would be back in 1986 to reclaim his title, but in between, LaCroix rode Zodiac matador to the first of two park awards. (it was around this time that the rules were changed to allow a champion to compete again for a title.) matador won again in 1987, and 86 | ArAbiAn A r A bi A nHorse Hor seTimes T i mes

then LaCroix closed the decade with two national championships on mHr nobility. He and the chestnut stallion would win a third in 1996. Western pleasure appears on his resume as well. His greatest success came in 1976, when he rode Khemosabi to the U.s. national Championship. He enjoyed the discipline, he says, but he didn’t pursue it when ray began showing exceptional talent in it. in 1989, however, the second year that a U.s. national Championship was offered in western junior horse, he won it with CHF bold melody, and there would be two later U.s. national championships in the division as well. And it wasn’t all performance. Halter had figured heavily in his list of achievements throughout the 1970s (see Part i), and to open the new decade, he led bey shah to the U.s. national reserve Championship in stallion Halter. in 1989, he was on the lead when exceladdinn was named U.s. national Champion stallion.

Above: Gene aboard multi-National Champion Park Horse MHR Nobility (Elimar x Har Nahra). Fa cing Pa ge: Zodiac Matador, 1985 and 1987 U.S. National Champion in Park, with Gene LaCroix up.


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out of the Show rinG Probably more than his accomplishments in the show ring, however, LaCroix’s life in the 1980s was characterized by his exploration of other equine-related projects. “i was always looking for that new adventure,” he recalls, a habit—or quest—that remains today. “it was achieving these things that drove me, not really the financial aspect of it so much. Anytime i ever did anything just to make money, i ended up losing—well, not everything, but investing in the stock or commodities market, something like that, where you’re doing it just to make money, never worked for me. “We developed a philosophy: it must make good business sense, be good for the clients/participants and good for the Arabian industry,” he notes. “some [of the ventures] succeeded, and some succeeded for a short period of time but didn’t last. but overall, i feel good about the fact that they all made positive contributions.” one of his early efforts was the formation of the national show Horse registry in 1981. “national show Horse was developed to promote the saddlebred/Arabian cross, number one,” he says. “it was also to provide a pilot program for transported semen, modified shoeing regulations, and prize money.” (Two years later, the breeders sweepstakes was started, and in 1991 transported semen was approved for trial in Arabians). “You’re going to ask me, ‘Was transported semen a good thing?’” he continues. “Looking back, probably not. At the time it made perfect sense for our industry; it does allow people more access to the better stallions around the world. but it’s closing the gene pool too much, i think, and particularly now, with what is basically the unlimited use of embryo transfer. That also provides a huge advantage for those with substantial means, and reduces the incentive for those who have to breed only by traditional ways.” much later, in the 1990s, he would be instrumental in crossing Arabians on Dutch Harness Horses to create another new breed, the renai. That, he offers, was one of the concepts which lasted for only a limited period of time, but was positive. Like the national show Horse, the renais predominantly were talented in english performance, and when double-registered as Half-Arabians, they have been able to play active roles in the Arabian show ring as well. “The standard bearer for that is Adams Fire, who won the renai Yearling halter class,” LaCroix says. “He is a legitimate renai.” 88 | ArAbiAn A r A bi A nHorse Hor seTimes T i mes

Another innovation of the early 1980s was star World. “star World was created because we thought Lasma, as an entity, was getting too big for a relatively small industry,” he says. since the 1970s, he had managed big auctions for others, and increasingly, Lasma was producing big sales for other organizations, including the international Arabian Horse Association. He doesn’t want to say they were getting too big to fail, but the truth was, that sort of danger was becoming a possibility. The solution, he thought, was to form a consortium of owners and breeders that could fill much of the role Lasma had been playing. He had been watching the Thoroughbred auction company Keeneland, where selection for the sales was based on meeting rigorous standards, not on having particular bloodlines, and he thought that a new company, controlled by owners and breeders who represented a cross-section of the industry, could provide a broader base of leadership. Accordingly, owners nominated high-quality stallions of diverse heritages, a board of directors was elected, shows were organized, and for a couple of years, the program grew. The first show, he notes, paid out more than $1 million in prize money and set a precedent for upgrading the atmosphere of the event (soon the U.s. nationals followed suit, with spotlights and other decorative touches). but it was, essentially, too late. The tax reforms of 1986 were on the horizon, and their cataclysmic effect on horse ownership was insurmountable for star World. Another project of the early 1980s—one which gave LaCroix more exposure to the world outside of the horse business—was the development of a 5,000-acre community of Arabian horse breeders called L’esprit, near Louisville, Ky. it was an ambitious proposition that, if all went well, would have offered further social and business contact for the horse owners who purchased property there. but it too suffered from the tax reforms, as banks became leery of financing many of the owners because their ventures were “equestrian-related.” L’esprit eventually was completed, but by then, LaCroix had taken a financial loss and moved on. That was only one of many losses at the time. in the years that followed the tax reforms, the entire industry faced a major readjustment, and by the end of the decade, Lasma would be gone.


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The TransiTion Years After Lasma, Gene LaCroix continued to train and show horses, although on a smaller scale. Not that he did not continue to score big titles, because he did—the late 1980s were the MHR Nobility years, and in the ’90s, there was a spin with Hucklebey Berry that resulted in one of the stallion’s national championships. But overall, nearly everything changed. The Lasma property on Bell Road was sold, and Dr. and Mrs. LaCroix moved to Texas, where Ray headed the training operation. For a time, Gene worked from the old Lasma property in Kentucky, which had been sold to a Japanese businessman, but the early 1990s found him signing on as a consultant to Bishop Lane Arabians in California. One high point of that period was that he became reacquainted with Erin McIndoo; they married in 1992 and set up their own operation. But underneath it all, he wasn’t fully on his game yet—and life was about to turn kaleidoscopic.

LaCroix aboard Soulful Strut, 1995 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse.

In 1993, Ray and Dr. LaCroix invited Gene to join the family operation, so he and Erin moved to Texas, taking with them 23 horses, among them Hucklebey Berry. But in early 1994, he broke his leg and suffered cardiac arrest (what stands out in his mind is that he missed Scottsdale for the first time in 46 years). More importantly, it forced him to slow down and take stock of life; he was, he had to admit to himself, somewhat burned out. He had long envisioned retiring to Montana, and it seemed that this was as good a time as any. The plan was to let his leg heal, and cut back on his training—only seven horses, whose owners agreed that they didn’t have to be shown or sold (“Basically, I think they were just supporting me”) came with them. And he would go into real estate, not live the Arabian horse business 24/7 as he had all his life. Why real estate? The L’Esprit project had piqued his interest and offered some experience in development, and the area around Whitefish, Mont., was beginning to boom. To pass the time as he regained his strength, he also began to write a book on training horses.

Gene LaCroix, with wife Erin

Six months later, he had made a discovery: getting his real estate license had convinced him that it wasn’t for him, and in writing about horses, he had fallen in love with them again. He just didn’t want the pace and pressure he had dealt with for so long. When the Nationals rolled around, he and Erin attended, but took only three horses and did most of the work themselves. “It felt good,” he recalls. Basically, they had gone back to their roots. Volume 44, No. 1 | 89 Volume A PR44, IL No. 20 091 | 89


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The WorLd of Gene LaCroix noW Quietly, over the next couple of years, Gene and erin LaCroix built up a training stable in montana. His longterm plan was to reduce the training and phase out of showing so much; they would stand stallions (Hucklebey berry, mHr nobility, *el Ghazi and bentley at the time), breed their clients’ mares and raise the foals, and market the youngsters. Various elements unrelated to them ultimately made that plan unfeasible, although they staged several successful *el Ghazi yearling sales. The final piece of the puzzle fell into place in 1997, when they moved to Kentucky, settling on a farm in the old L’esprit complex. This time, they made their primary business rehabilitation and layup, with their clientele mostly Thoroughbreds. “We have a 70-stall facility, an equi-Ciser™, an Aqua-Tred, covered turnouts and green paddocks turnout, and a training track,” he says. “We cater to some of the top Thoroughbred trainers in the world that need to get their horses off the track for various reasons, sometimes just to freshen.” since 2008, they also have run their own small Thoroughbred racing program, buying yearlings, training them and then selling or racing them. “it’s not a get-rich scheme,” LaCroix says wryly, “but it sure as hell is fun.”

it is the idea of a fresh pair of eyes, he observes. Any trainer, even the very successful ones, can benefit from another point of view. it is simply about maintaining a creative viewpoint, always striving to be better. Without realizing it, his conversation has returned to his own foundation—to the father who always emphasized finding a better way to do things, who encouraged his son to think out of the box. not everything worked, LaCroix admits frankly, but along the way, he learned and the experience was invaluable. more than 50 years after he got into Arabian horses, he is still looking for that better way. That may be why the APAHA felt that it was important to honor him with its Lifetime Achievement Award. it is almost certainly one reason everyone in the room stood up and applauded him. Next month: Gene LaCroix evaluates his experiences and offers his thoughts on the future—both for himself and for the Arabian breed.

Despite his interest in race horses—and saddlebreds; recently, he catch-rode to a reserve world’s championship—LaCroix has never lost his commitment to Arabians. He maintains a coaching and consulting service, preferring now to work with trainer/rider/horse teams, rather than personally training and showing. it is clear that he likes it. “i have no desire to get back in the business of training and showing show horses,” he says, “but it’s a way to feel competitive and productive. i feel like i’m part of a team and just as competitive as if i was out there riding it.” Casual riding--LaCroix on Movado MW, 1996 U.S. and Canadian National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse. 90 | ArAbiAn A r A bi A nHorse Hor seTimes T i mes


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Leaders Of The Times: June Calendar Feature

Redemption FM by Kara Larson

Owned by Tom Economy, Cathy Murphy Economy, and Brittney Wright of Full Moon Arabians of Fowlerville, Mich., the three-yearold 2013 National Futurity Stallion contender and Da Vinci FM son, Redemption FM, is quickly rising as a hopeful presence in the show ring and as a breeding stallion. His life began as a bit of a surprise for breeder and owner Cathy. “When Redemption was born, we actually had another foal that was sick, so we had to go to Michigan State University with that foal. We came back and Redemption was already born; it was a big surprise! Just looking at him when we walked in the stall, he reminded me so much of Da Vinci when he was born. He had an extreme face, and amazing ears—just a gorgeous baby.”

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As the breeder of Da Vinci, Cathy’s extensive knowledge of the sire and his breeding strengths came together at Region 14 when they saw a Da Vinci daughter out of Special Treat, a Marwan Al Shaqab daughter. “We thought this filly was just exquisite, so we bought an embryo and repeated the breeding.” With Redemption as the outcome, this breeding turned out to be a worthwhile risk for Cathy and Full Moon Arabians. “It’s always a risk, but the nice thing is I’ve had seven or eight generations of Da Vinci’s pedigrees, so I know the horses very well. It’s been fun playing with that because we know what we need to add and what works— it’s like a chess game.”


Trainer Dan Bergren has had the opportunity to show both sire and son, finding many similarities between the two. “I showed Da Vinci to a reserve national championship, and Redemption has a lot of the same qualities. He’s smart, correct, smooth, beautiful, and he’s got a great mind. He is also just a nice horse to be around. So, he kind of has it all.” As a two-year-old, Bergren showed Redemption to a championship at the Arabian Breeder Finals in Scottsdale. “He’s fun because he really fires up and he shows his butt off. Last year at the Finals was probably one of the best shows I’ve ever had from a horse in 30 years of showing.” Cathy continues the praise for this promising stallion. “I think he’s probably one of the prettiest colts in the country today. What sets him apart is the fact that he has a European style with his extreme type, and yet, he has the usability of an American horse. The combination makes for a rideable, solid conformation alongside exquisite type. His strongest quality is extreme type, but his second strongest quality is just overall balance. He has an amazing body; a very pretty, shapely neck, really square legged. He’s just a correct horse overall. The point system should really favor him because he doesn’t have any holes.” Full Moon Arabians doesn’t just direct its focus to the halter hemisphere of the Arabian industry; Cathy also considers the usability of the horses they breed. “Well, we’ve always played the two markets. I mean, I’ve always been known for the halter horses, which I love, but we’ve also had multiple national champion and reserve western pleasure horses. Especially of note is the Da Vinci son, Da Kota FF, 2012 Unanimous Youth National Champion Half-Arabian JOTR with Rachael Olsen riding. Bred by Diane Athey and trained by Liz Bentley, it was his first National show. We sold them the breeding when we owned Da Vinci FM, so that was exciting to see.” Cathy continues, “We really pride ourselves in breeding, riding, and haltering our horses, so, I’m looking more for

an overall horse. That top 2% or 3% that goes national champion halter is great, but the 97% that are left need a job. To me, you have to be able to ride and use them as family or amateur horses. We’ve been pretty successful at that. Right now, my daughter is riding a Da Vinci son, Jo Gee’s Da Vine Wind, who was reserve national champion in his first national show in Western.” For Cathy and the rest of Full Moon Arabians, Redemption inspires hopefulness for what is to come and a cognizance of an unfolding future. “The most exciting part of owning Redemption is the future. I am, first and foremost, a breeder, and I really like what he offers. His first foal has been born and it is everything we had hoped for. Shown by Dan Bergren, he’s tall, has extreme type, and a long, shapely neck. This is just the beginning, but it shows me that Redemption takes the type and beauty of Da Vinci and adds the length of neck from Marwan; so, it’s just a really cool combination.” n Volume 44, No. 1 | 93


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Held at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz., April 25-28, the Region 7 Championship Show is built with the vision of an active show commission dedicated to putting on a great show. Their main concern lies in making sure members and exhibitors have an event designed with their needs in mind. As Region 7 Director for over 3 years, Chris Culbreth weighs in on the importance of the show in connection to Scottsdale itself. “Region 7 is home to the largest Arabian horse show in the world, the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show held annually in February. Because of this, Scottsdale is looked to as a standard bearer for our sport. With that being said, I feel it is imperative that all events held within our Region are first class. This includes the Region 7 Championships, which are held at the same facility as the annual February show. We strive very hard to make our show unique and fun for the dynamic group of trainers, owners and breeders that attend.” For Culbreth, the uniqueness of the show is the driving force in the diversity and the show’s ability to change for the better. “This year, we reintegrated all of the Working and Reined Cow classes back into the show. We have incredible support in all of the Sport Horse, Working Western, and main ring classes. We are also very fortunate to have one of the nicest facilities in the country. Combined with an excellent management team headed up by Show Chairman, Bruce Johnson, and outstanding volunteers, we have the formula for a great event.” In their first year back in the Equidome since the rebuild, the size of WestWorld and the possibilities that go along with it make the show even more enjoyable and accessible for all. “The new arena has climate control and an attached

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Results provided by region 7 show Commission. Purebred Halter Stallions

Arabian Stallion 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: DA VINCI FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: MI HEART GOES ON (DA Valentino x Loves Saranade), H: Steven Heathcott, O: Shellbird, Inc.; Top Five: ROYAL EMANUEL (Eden C x Emandoria), H: Jordan Simons, O: Mark Davis; CHAOS PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Perfection PA), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Pegasus Arabians; ARTISANN (Aribteur x Bey Shahs Lady), H: Gary McDonald, O: Wernette Family Trust. Arabian 2-Year-Old Stallion Championship - Champion: RD TEXCELLO BEY (Bey Ambition x Enchanteress), H: Claudinei Machado, O: Murray Popplewell; Reserve: SUPREME JUSTICE ORA (WH Justice x LL Albufera), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Oak Ridge Arabians; Top Five: TR TITUS (TR Mercury x TR Scarlet Ginger), H: Isaac Taylor, O: Rickie Taylor. Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: GALAXY PA (Freedom PA x Zspecial Edition), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: KASANOVA DA (Magnum Chall HVP x Kasia MC), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; Top Five: DON JJUAN (Casanova PPA x GAA Polys Quest), H: John Joyner Jr, O: John Joyner Jr. Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding NonSweepstakes Championship - Champion: OCTAVIUS NA (Ever After NA x Psylk Obsession), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Michael Bills; Reserve: MC SHAMAL (Etro PA x FH Djamila), H: Fernando Poli, O: Ross McDonald. Arabian Stallion AAOTH Championship - Champion: ROYAL EMANUEL (Eden C x Emandoria), H: Amanda Fraser, O: Mark Davis; Reserve: PRINCE OF PERSIA (Pershahn El Jamaal x Torrifficoo), H: Ross McDonald, O: McDonald Arabians; Top Five: PSYKLONE CRA (Pstrategy x Bey Angel TGS), H: Erin Davis, O: Erin Davis.

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Arabian Mare 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: ARIA MARCHESTRA (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Merpsydita), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Mark Davis; Top Five: MI CANZONA DEL VENTO (DA Valentino x Afire Melody), H: Steven Heathcott, O: Shellbird, Inc.; MC SOPHIIE (Adoniis x Sonora Rose), H: Gary McDonald, O: Robert Koessler; KHARALISA BPA (Khadraj NA x Rhapsody In Gold), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Daniel Pastorino. Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Championship Champion: ARIA DONNA MORRISA (Audacious PS x MM Sabiine), H: Steven Heathcott, O: Phil Mitchem; Reserve: DANICA VII (Gemini VII x SC Psavannah), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; Top Five: ARBINAE PCF (Arbiteur x Veronica GA), H: Joao Rodrigues, O: Deedra Perez; MS OBSESSION (Phalanx BPA x LC Mon Amie), H: Ricardo Rivero, O: M A Shatila; MP KATLYN (Chancellor MW x Gwyndalynn), H: Antonio Diaz, O: Christine Franson. Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: RD LADY MAGUM (Magnum Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady), H: Claudinei Machado, O: Murray Popplewell; Reserve: STONE GATE VALENTINA (DA Valentino x Laces Khandi), H: Steven Heathcott, O: Tessa Hege; Top Ten: LADY FADORA PA (Cavalli x Fadila PCF), H: Sandro Pinha, O: Pegasus Arabians; WF JADE (Eden C x WF Jessika), H: Terry Holmes, O: Gilda Ferguson; RD BEYHEIRESS (Bey Ambition x LC Psychesheiress), H: Murray Popplewell, O: Murray Popplewell; MS GARDENIA (Eden C x C Marwans Diamond Lil), H: Michaelle Garden, O: Michaelle Garden. Arabian Yearling Filly Non-Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: JEWELS TEMPTATION GA (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), H: Ricardo Rivero, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: CLARISSA FF (Craveff x Caro Lynn DPA), H: Fernando Poli, O: Matt Sheard; Top Five: SIRII FF (PCF Vision x Shakira WA), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Freeland Farm LLC.

Arabian Mare JTH Championship Champion: RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: MC SOPHIIE (Adoniis x Sonora Rose), H: Karenne Koessler, O: Robert Koessler; Top Five: EMPRESS OF MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x FH Djamila), H: Camille McDonald, O: The Primavere Partnership; ROYAL VISIONE (Da Vinci FM x Z Victoria), H: Reece Marshall, O: Mark Davis; DANICA VII (Gemini VII x SC Psavannah), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians. Geldings

Arabian Gelding 3 Years & Over Championship - Champion: TAKE MI WORD (DA Valentino x Ladie Magnum), H: Steven Heathcott, O: Shellbird, Inc.; Reserve: MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; Top Five: KYNGDOM (Ever After NA x MC Satine), H: Gary McDonald, O: Jodi Datt; SHAMAAL AZAR (SH Rembrandt x Magnum Appeal), H: Enrique Carranza, O: Sandra Stern. Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Championship - Champion: RD DASANNI (Bey Ambition x Dulcinea BHF), H: Claudinei Machado, O: Murray Popplewell; Reserve: REGAL ENCORE CCA (Regal Actor JP x Eloize), H: Terry Holmes, O: Kathleen Kelly. Arabian Gelding AAOTH 2 Years Old & Over Championship - Champion: DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), H: Justine Goodrow, O: Justine Goodrow; Reserve: SHAHTEYN (Besson Carol x Shahteyna), H: Carson Ehret, O: Carson Ehret. Arabian Gelding JTH Championship - Champion: MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Gabrielle Greenberg, Reserve: SSINATRA (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Kelsey McMahan, O: Kelsey McMahan; Top Five: MC NAUTILUS (Enzo x MC Khardia), H: Reece Marshall, O: Mark Davis; KYNGDOM (Ever After NA x MC Satine), H: Shannon Koessler, O: Jodi Datt.


Region 7

Purebred Performance English Pleasure

Arabian English Pleasure Championship - Champion: IN THE HEIR TONIGHT (Afires Heir x Ames Jasmine), H: Anthony Bienvenue, O: Kaitlin Harris; Reserve: BUZZZ (Apolloplaooza x Nitemotion), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Falan Alpert; Top Five: SF RED ROCK (The Nobelest x Linthas Rose), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Kimberly Gouch. Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: GSF EXCLUSIVE (Afires Heir x Moble Empress), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Helen Lacey Reed; Reserve: BOMBARDIER EXPRESS VA (IXL Noble Express x Baloquelotta V), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree Nolan; Top Five: NOBLE BALLET (IXL Noble Express x Bonita Afire), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Volney Creek Farms LLC; SUMMER BREEZE PR (Afires Heir x Copperbey Berry), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; CP EXPRESSLY YOURS (IXL Noble Express x CP Dance Card), H: Mark Stinson, O: Cal Poly Pomona Arabian Horse Center. Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: JS TALLADEGA BEY (Afire Bey V x Keepr of the Flame), H: Suzanne CochranGallahan, O: Judith Cochran; Reserve: SF RED ROCK (The Nobelest x Linthas Rose), H: Kimberly Gouch, O: Kimberly Gouch. Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Reserve: BOMBARDIER EXPRESS VA (IXL Noble Express x Baloquelotta V)), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; Top Five: BUZZZ (Apolloplaooza x Nitemotion), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; NOBLE BALLET (IXL Noble Express x Bonita Afire), H: Gabrielle Greenberg, O: Volney Creek Farms LLC; SF RED ROCK (The Nobelest x Linthas Rose), H: Joshua Shino, O: Kimberly Gouch. Arabian Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: HOLD

YOUR APLOZ (Aploz x Alanis), H: Gary Dearth, O: Jody Jurkens Gates; Reserve: O H TOSKAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Tosk Bey), H: Shannon Beethe, O: River Run Farms LLC; Top Five: AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust; ERA HORACIO (Baske Afire x Pavlova X), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Whispering Acres, Inc.; WURLITZER (Triften x Mystic Bey V), H: James Lowe, O: Deanna Scanlan. Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: VENDETTAA (Mamage x PSI Love U), H: James Lowe, O: Beth Jupp; Reserve: KING HEIR PR (Afires Heir xOn Fire PR), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Top Five: RADIANT HEIR LA (Afires Heir x Harghazi Fire CMF), H: John Lambert, O: Jill Thompson; HA GHRACE UNDER FIRE (Baske Afire x Ghreta), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Michelle Harris; CP METROPOLITAN (Baske Afire x Dainty Danser), H: Mark Stinson, O: Cal Poly Pomona Arabian Horse Center. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Champion: KING HEIR PR (Afires Heir x On Fire PR), H: Karen Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Reserve: GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), H: Carol Willett, O: A & M Arabians LLC; Top Five: BP KLASSIQUE BEY (Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey), H: Patricia Tackett, O: Patricia Tackett; GHAZMOPOLITAN (El Ghazi x Mattawine), H: Christina Rousseau, O: Christina Rousseau; JFK MAC ARTHUR (Allience x AP Mackenzie), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson. Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship Champion: NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), H: Kayla Booth, O: Kayla Booth. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: TEMPTAFIRE (A Temptation x Cinnamon Afire), H: Mike Beethe, O: Mike Beethe; Reserve: SR ULTIMATE (Millennium LOA x Ulana), H: Lori Luck, O: Lori Luck; Top Five: SV JUSTAJOY (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara), H: Michelle

Harris, O: Helen Lacey Reed; JFK MAC ARTHUR (Allience x AP Mackenzie), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; BP KLASSIQUE BEY (Fairview Klassique x BP Meditation Bey), H: Patricia Tackett, O: Patricia Tackett. Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: SV JUSTAJOY (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara), H: Michelle Harris, O: Helen Lacey Reed; Reserve: SR ULTIMATE (Millennium LOA x Ulana), H: Lori Luck, O: Lori Luck; Top Five: TC FANCI CHIPS (HF Mister Chips x Fanci Rose), H: Ellen Alsever, O: Ellen Alsever; NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), H: Kayla Booth, O: Kayla Booth. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: BANDELIER PR (Bellagio PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Top Five: WURLITZER (Triften x Mystic Bey V), H: Shelby Scanlan, O: Deanna Scanlan; FSF LOADED GUN (OKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay; ADURIL GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), H: Mikenna LaVenture, O: Kara Amundson-Laventure. Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: BEG FOR MERCY (Baske Afire x Mattamerica), H: Abbey Weiss, O: Bobette Weiss; Top Five: AH ANTHEM (Revelry x Eternity Flame), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Shannon Koessler, O: Shannon Koessler. Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), H: Annie Willett, O: A & M Arabians LLC; Reserve: WURLITZER (Triften x Mystic Bey V), H: Shelby Scanlan, O: Deanna Scanlan; Top Five: ADURIL GLA (Hucklebey Berry x EA Empressella), H: Mikenna LaVenture, O: Kara Amundson-

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Arabian Stallion 3 Years & Over Champion DA VINCI FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Sally Bedeker.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Colt Champion RD TEXCELLO BEY (Bey Ambition x Enchanteress), shown by Claudinei Machado for owner Murray Popplewell.

Laventure; FSF LOADED GUN (OKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay; BANDELIER PR (Bellagio PR x Copperbey Berry), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Gary Dearth.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Non-Sweepstakes Champion OCTAVIUS NA (Ever After NA x Psylk Obsession), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Michael Bills.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: BEG FOR MERCY (Baske Afire x Mattamerica), H: Abbey Weiss, O: Bobette Weiss; Reserve: REST ASSURED (AA Apollo Bey x Summer Flame), H: Sefeyna Moloi, O: Donna Sells; Top Five: AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; AH ANTHEM (Revelry x Eternity Flame), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; BERRY BERRY WISE (Hucklebey Berry x Lot of Wisdom), H: Vanessa Pedregon, O: Brittany Dossi. Park

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KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Top Five: SOMBRA DO PAI (Bucharest V x Allionnes), H: Olivia Pakula, O: Pegasus Arabians; DC KHUSTOM MADE (Kharben x Belamy De Nilo), H: Allison Louise Cederberg, O: Allison Louise Cederberg; AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), H: Tatym Vargas, O: Tatym Vargas. Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship - Champion: HSE NOELANI (El Nabila B x HSE Naomi), H: Carolyn McDonald Shino, O: Patti Scheier; Reserve: T DYAMI (C-Gwalawi x Mafancy), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Neilly Parris; Top Five: KRUSAYDER (Eternety x Loving Khrush SSA), H: Alison Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Park Horse ATR Championship - Champion: CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Reserve: SF RED ROCK (The Nobelest x Linthas Rose), H: Kimberly Gouch, O: Kimberly Gouch.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Championship - Champion: IMPRESSIV VE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Arianna Bell, O: Arianna Bell; Reserve: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Molly Madden, O: Marsha Thomas; Top Five: CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; TR FRISKMI (Mishaah x Friska BRSB), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; AZA FORCE (Fame VF x Arabay Azaleen), H: Hannah Baca, O: Mardi Pauling.

Side Saddle

Western Pleasure

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Championship - Champion: C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Carrie Olson; Reserve: GR

Arabian Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Laura Stewart; Reserve: CJ

Arabian Park Horse Championship Champion: MA NOBLE HOPE (IXL Noble Express x MA Bey Mystique), H: Phil Mitchem, O: Gerald Mitchem.

Arabian Stallion AAOTH Champion ROYAL EMANUEL (Eden C x Emandoria), shown by Amanda Fraser for owner Mark Davis.

Arabian Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion GALAXY PA (Freedom PA x Zspecial Edition), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.


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Arabian Mare 3 Years & Over Champion RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches N Fame), H: Greg Harris, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: FAUSTO CRH (Magnum Psyche x FHF Xantal), H: Chris Culbreth, O: The Charismatic Corporation; TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve), H: Natalie Jones, O: Anita Hill. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: VERE VERSACE (Versace x Koulumbia IA), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Barrie Padgham; Reserve: MIKHAIL STORM (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Joann Stewart; Top Five: KARMEL EL JULLYEN V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), H: Greg Harris, O: Patti Sterling; DM ROHARA DON MANUEL (Versace x Echos Patina), H: Carolyn McDonald Shino, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; MUHAARIB AL MULUK (Marajj x Bint Sacarina), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Patti Scheier. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: HSE NOELANI (El Nabila B x HSE Naomi), H: Patti Scheier, O: Patti Scheier; Reserve: UPTOWNS IMAGE (LM Boardwalk x BA Simone), H: Pat Ronyak, O: Pat Ronyak; Top Five: MIKHAILEYNA PR (SJ Mikhail x Pokeyna), H: Kathy Shippee, O: Kathy Shippee; MIKHAILEYS COMET (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Joann Stewart, O: Joann Stewart; AZA FORCE (Fame VF x Arabay Azaleen), H: Mardi Pauling, O: Mardi Pauling.

Arabian 2-Year-Old Filly Champion ARIA DONNA MORRISA (Audacious PS x MM Sabiine), shown by Steve Heathcott for owner Phil Mitchem.

Arabian Yearling Filly Sweepstakes Champion RD LADY MAGNUM (Magnum Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady), shown by Claudinei Machado for owner Murray Popplewell.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), H: Laura Stewart, O: Laura Stewart; Reserve: DS ABRAZO (C A Hermoso x Miss Adelaide), H: Jason Jones, O: Jason Jones; Top Five: MOSSIMO PGA (Versace x National Enfanta), H: Deanna Morrison, O: Deanna Morrison; DM ROHARA DON MANUEL (Versace x Echos Patina), H: Susan LefevreFriedman, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; GA GWISZ JULLYEN (Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), H: Michelle Kurth, O: Tiffany Kurth. Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Championship - Champion: LL MAGNUM MAJESTIC (Magnum Psyche x LL Basketura Fame), H: Renee Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; Reserve: ALI SAVANT HT (Jullyen El Jamaal x Desperados Verlys), H: Mckenna Marshall, O: Mckenna Marshall; Top Five: TITUS BPA (Meridien ATL x LC Mon Amie), H: Ashley Marie Szczepaniec, O: Ashley Marie Szczepaniec. Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: MOSSIMO PGA (Versace x National Enfanta), H: Deanna Morrison, O: Deanna Morrison; Reserve: SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), H: Laura Stewart, O: Laura Stewart; Top Five: MIKHAILEYNA PR (SJ Mikhail x Pokeyna), H: Kathy Shippee, O: Kathy Shippee; MIKHAIL STORM (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Joann Stewart, O: Joann Stewart; DS ABRAZO (C A Hermoso x Miss Adelaide), H: Jason Jones, O: Jason Jones.

Arabian Yearling Filly Non-Sweepstakes Champion JEWELS TEMPTATION GA (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Sally Bedeker.

Arabian Mare JTH Champion RD CHALLS ANGEL (Magnum Chall HVP x Bey Angel TGS), shown by Tory Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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Arabian Gelding 3 Years & Over Champion TAKE MI WORD (DA Valentino x Ladie Magnum), shown by Steve Heathcott for owner Shellbird, Inc.

Arabian Gelding JTH Champion MAGNOSABI (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), shown by owner Gabrielle Greenberg.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion IN THE HEIR TONIGHT (Afires Heir x Ames Jasmine), ridden by Anthony Bienvenue for owner Kaitlin Harris.

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Arabian 2-Year-Old Gelding Champion RD DASANNI (Bey Ambition x Dulcinea BHF), shown by Claudinei Machado for owner Murray Popplewell.

Arabian Gelding 2 Years & Over AAOTH Champion DC MAGNUM STORM (Magnum Psyche x Rohara Eclipse), shown by owner Justine Goodrow.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: DS ABRAZO (C A Hermoso x Miss Adelaide), H: Jason Jones, O: Jason Jones; Reserve: UPTOWNS IMAGE (LM Boardwalk x BA Simone), H: A J Ronyak, O: Pat Ronyak; Top Five: GA GWISZ JULLYEN (Jullyen El Jamaal x GA Gwisz Mahogany), H: Michelle Kurth, O: Tiffany Kurth; MIKHAIL STORM (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Joann Stewart, O: Joann Stewart; KW SCARLETTS TARA (Wolf x TC Scarlett Ohara), H: Kristine Walker, O: Kristine Walker.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: CJ PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches N Fame), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Reserve: TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; Top Five: HSE NOELANI (El Nabila B x HSE Naomi), H: Joshua Shino, O: Patti Scheier; TOUCH OF JAMAAL CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Vanessa EA), H: Allison Louise Cederberg, O: Cynthia Burkman; GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Amara Spizzirri.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: CJ PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches N Fame), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: GARTH MH (Khadraj NA x Dancing Gdynia), H: Amara Spizzirri, O: Amara Spizzirri; BROADWAY SHOW (Showkayce x Baskhemos Joy), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; IMPRESSIVVE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: Arianna Bell, O: Arianna Bell. Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: Bella Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; Reserve: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: Trentyn Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Top Five: BRITAS VISTOSO (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: Shelby Reid, O: Shelby Reid; LA TEA DA (Jake Jamaal JCA x Padronzza), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: Bella Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; Reserve: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: Trentyn Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Top Five: BRITAS VISTOSO (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: Shelby Reid, O: Shelby Reid. Hunter Pleasure

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship Champion: TRJ VERSACE GUY (Versace x HC Magnifico Miss), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust; Reserve: SECONDHAND SMOKE NNW (Sundance Kid V x Tenacite), H: Wendy Potts, O: North By Northwest LLC; Top Five: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Stephanie Sage, O: North By Northwest LLC; PROHIBITION SX (Afire Bey V x Philyra), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Carrie Olson.


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Arabian English Pleasure Junior Champion GSF EXCLUSIVE (Afires Heir x Moble Empress), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Helen Lacey Reed.

Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR Champion JS TALLADEGA BEY (Afire Bey V x Keepr of the Flame), ridden by Suzanne Cochran-Gallahan for owner Judith Cochran.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Russell Family Trust; Reserve: BENGALI LANCER (Besson Carol x Mondolay LK), H: Anthony Bienvenue, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: PALADIN LL (Magnum Chall HVP x NV Gypsy Dancer), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Sandro Pinha; DREAMIN OF COGNAC (ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic), H: Tamera Bowles, O: Perisian Park; MARCHELLO SWF (Selket Marque x Magna Psyche), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Lori Sheen.

(Jake Jamaal JCA x Alotta Pizzazz IMW), H: Roberta Stevenson, O: Roberta Stevenson; WIND FIRE VO (Honorrs x SFA Wind Chime), H: Loren Hart, O: Loren Hart.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: LA VITA DOLCE (SFA Windfall x Mattafoxx), H: Gail Lundquist, O: Gail Lundquist; Reserve: TRJ VERSACE GUY (Versace x HC Magnifico Miss), H: Karen Sparks, O: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust; Top Five: MALECON (Enzo x Tiaraa Rose), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock; BLUE MOON DANCER (JDM Rain Dance x Blue Moon LUD), H: Lynda Dubbs, O: Lynda Dubbs; ELUSIVE MAGIC (Magic Dream CAHR x Ericca), H: Eloisa Statham, O: Eloisa Statham. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), H: Carrie Olson, O: Carrie Olson; Reserve: PSYTATIONS SHOWGIRL (Psytation EA x EC Miss Miracle), H: Alison Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; Top Five: ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), H: Katie Russell, O: Russell Family Trust; JAKES PIZAZZ

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Championship - Champion: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: SECONDHAND SMOKE NNW (Sundance Kid V x Tenacite), H: Lindsay Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Top Five: PROHIBITION SX (Afire Bey V x Philyra), H: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; PALERMO SF (Georgio AF x Shaniaah), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; TFA MONTERO BEY (Hucks ReflectionV x TFA Katrina), H: Amanda Fraser, O: Mark Davis.

Arabian English Pleasure JTR 17 & Under Champion CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion HOLD YOUR APLOZ (Aploz x Alanis), ridden by Gary Dearth for owner Jody Jurkens Gates.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), H: Carrie Olson, O: Carrie Olson; Reserve: KHALID KID (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), H: Katie Russell, O: Russell Family Trust; Top Five: PSYTATIONS SHOWGIRL (Psytation EA x EC Miss Miracle), H: Alison Pigott, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; WIND FIRE VO (Honorrs x SFA Wind Chime), H: Loren Hart, O: Loren Hart; GR VIVEREY (GR Psyches Rey x GR Khamella), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock. Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 Championship - Champion: CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), H: Andrew Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; Reserve: DREAMIN OF COGNAC (ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic),

Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VENDETTAA (Mamage x PSI Love U), ridden by Jim Lowe for owner Beth Jupp.

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Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion KING HEIR PR (Afires Heir x On Fire PR), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Gary Dearth.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion NITROUS HA (Afire Bey V x Mystic Lace), ridden by owner Kayla Booth.

H: Hillary Boothe, O: Perisian Park; Top Five: PROHIBITION SX (Afire Bey V x Philyra), H: Devon Shuster, O: Shuster Arabians LLC; SECONDHAND SMOKE NNW (Sundance Kid V x Tenacite), H: Lindsay Smith, O: North By Northwest LLC; TL REMARKABLE (Serineet x PR Bint Teza), H: Julia Brenner, O: Linda Leslie.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Select Champion SV JUSTAJOY (Hucks Heritage V x Justaara)ridden by Michelle Harris for owner Helen Lacey Reed.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: DREAMIN OF COGNAC (ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Perisian Park; Reserve: CYLENT LIGHTNING CCA (Cytosk x Bakkaratta), H: Candace Berry, O: David Morrison; Top Five: TAA ROCKETS RED GLARE (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), H: Joann Stewart, O: Joann Stewart; SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; MC NAUTILUS (Enzo x MC Khardia), H: MaKenzie Gleave, O: Mark Davis. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: SSINATRA (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Kelsey McMahan, O: Kelsey McMahan; Reserve: CIELO E (Enzo x Echos Hi Fidelity), H: Mayree Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan; Top Five: GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; HP GUNS AND ROSES (Magnum Chall HVP x ETC Cracklin Rosy), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; BENGALI LANCER (Besson Carol x Mondolay LK), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR Champion TEMPTAFIRE (A Temptation x Cinnamon Afire), ridden by owner Mike Beethe.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: RSK KODACHROME (C A Hermoso x Two Plus Imastar), H: Bella Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; Top Five: TR FRISKMI (Mishaah x Friska BRSB), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; JERIKO MP (Jake Jamaal JCA x BST Auburn), H: Maya Isabela Chavez, O: Carlos Chavez; JUSTA HOOT (Justafire DGL x FSR Barbara), H: Bailey Mirmelli, O: Bailey Mirmelli. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: BENGALI LANCER (Besson Carol x Mondolay LK), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Reserve: GR KHALEIDOSCOPE (TF Khoumotion x Satin Fire), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Top Five: HP GUNS AND ROSES (Magnum Chall HVP x ETC Cracklin Rosy), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; SHAHTEYN (Besson Carol x Shahteyna), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Carson Ehret; MC KALLING KHARD (Adonis MC x Khardia), H: Joshua Shino, O: Ross McDonald. Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Reserve: TR FRISKMI (Mishaah x Friska BRSB), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; Top Five: SIR CHARLES PA (Picazso x Secret Wish), H: Molly Schwanz, O: Pegasus


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Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

Arabians; JUSTA HOOT (Justafire DGL x FSR Barbara), H: Bailey Mirmelli, O: Bailey Mirmelli; NADIR IBN MARWAN (Marwan Al Shaqab x WH So Rare), H: Nina Leonard, O: Patricia DeAtley. Show Hack

Arabian English Show Hack Championship - Champion: AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust; Reserve: SOMBRA DO PAI (Bucharest V x Allionnes), H: Susan Shea, O: Pegasus Arabians; Top Five: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Marsha Thomas.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), ridden by Annie Willett for owner A & M Arabians LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion BEG FOR MERCY (Baske Afire x Mattamerica), ridden by Abbey Weiss for owner Bobette Weiss.

Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: GSF OHMY GHAZ (El Ghazi x Crimsonn Bay), H: Annie Willett, O: A & M Arabians LLC; Reserve: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; Top Five: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), H: Tatym Vargas, O: Tatym Vargas; SA KAPPUCCINO (Bucharest V x SS Wildflower), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians. Native Costume

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; Reserve: JFK MAC ARTHUR (Allience x AP Mackenzie), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Susan Shea, O: Shannon Koessler; Reserve: OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark; Top Five: JFK MAC ARTHUR (Allience x AP Mackenzie), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson.

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), H: Tatym Vargas, O: Tatym Vargas; Top Five: DA ATLAS (Triften x Ariaelle), H: Falan Alpert, O: Falan Alpert; FSF LOADED GUN (OKW Firecracker x Aristo-Candida), H: Drue Landay, O: Drue Landay; AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; Reserve: OPIE TAYLOR (LJM Encore x Yesterdays Song), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark; Top Five: KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), H: Shannon Koessler, O: Shannon Koessler; JFK MAC ARTHUR (Allience x AP Mackenzie), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson; AH ANTHEM (Revelry x Eternity Flame), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara.

Arabian Park Horse Champion MA NOBLE HOPE (IXL Noble Express x MA Bey Mystique), ridden by Phil Mitchem for owner Gerald Mitchem.

Arabian Park Horse ATR Champion CALAPALOOZA V (Apollopalooza x Calendar Girl V), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

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Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English Champion C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Carrie Olson.

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western Champion HSE NOELANI (El Nabila B x HSE Naomi), ridden by Carolyn McDonald Shino for owner Patti Scheier.

Driving

Arabian Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: ROCAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Lika Diamond), H: John Lambert, O: Kimberly Dawn Koker. Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: PR MA XIMUS (Baske Afire x OCT Tassaara), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Penny Stuart; Reserve: KYRIE ELEISON FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Marsha Thomas. Arabian Western Pleasure Champion SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell for owner Laura Stewart.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), H: Barbara Magnino, O: Tatym Vargas. Reining

Arabian Reining Horse Championship Champion: IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribey V), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Audrey Zinke; Reserve: MY MAJEC MOMENT (D A Napitov x Majestic Ancestry), H: Colby Dustin Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Top Five: SALTY JOHN (GS Khochise x Shezn Uptown Girl), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Gail Genzel; RA LANAI (Khadraj NA x Sablefire), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Rene Padgham; TA GALLIPOLI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Keith Tracy, O: Jennifer Hardy. Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion VERE VERSACE (Versace x Koulumbia IA), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell, for owner Barrie Padgham.

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Arabian Reining Horse Junior Horse Championship - Champion: AM REIGNING STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Lady Delaine), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Joe Betten; Reserve: AM PRINCE OF

Arabian Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Champion IMPRESSIVVE (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), ridden by owner Arianna Bell.

TEXAS (AM Good Oldboy x AM Warrior Princess), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Timothy Anderson; Top Five: PISTOLERA (Matoi x La Ghaza), H: Lou Roper, O: James Callan; AM STAR OFTHE SEA (AM Good Oldboy x Carmel-bythe-Sea), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Bazy Tankersley; RAHMONE (Rahere x Baloo Essence), H: Jessica Schaeffler, O: Culbreth Equine Training & Management. Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen; Reserve: SALTY JOHN (GS Khochise x Shezn Uptown Girl), H: Gail Genzel, O: Gail Genzel; Top Five: FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), H: Shirley Thielman, O: David Thielman; TA GALLIPOLI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Jennifer Hardy, O: Jennifer Hardy; MIDNIGHT SUNDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Bay Escapade), H: Jennifer Hardy, O: Jennifer Hardy. Arabian Reining Futurity Open Champion: AM REIGNING STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Lady Delaine), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Joe Betten; Reserve: AM PRINCE OF TEXAS (AM Good Oldboy x AM Warrior Princess), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Timothy Anderson; Top Five: PISTOLERA (Matoi x La Ghaza), H: Lou Roper, O: James Callan; AM STAR OFTHE SEA (AM Good Oldboy x Carmel-bythe-Sea), H: Crystal McNuttBrock, O: Bazy Tankersley; CADILLAC KHOWBOY (TA Khalil x Tsparklin Jewel), H: Jessica Bein, O: Jessica Bein.


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Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion HSE NOELANI (El Nabila B x HSE Naomi), ridden by owner Patti Scheier.

Arabian Reining Horse ATR Limit Rider Championship - Champion: FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), H: Shirley Thielman, O: David Thielman; Reserve: AM SUNLIT SWIRL (AM Gypsy Vision x AM Dreamtime Girl), H: Joe Frizzell, O: Joe Betten; Top Five: TA GALLIPOLI (Kordelas x Gloria), H: Jennifer Hardy, O: Jennifer Hardy; RA LANAI (Khadraj NA x Sablefire), H: Rene Padgham, O: Rene Padgham; MIDNIGHT SUNDANCE (Sundance Kid V x Bay Escapade), H: Jennifer Hardy, O: Jennifer Hardy. Arabian Reining Horse JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: Trentyn Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Reserve: AM SUNLIT SWIRL (AM Gypsy Vision x AM Dreamtime Girl), H: Koy Moody, O: Joe Betten; Top Five: NOBLE HOLLISTER (Vaguely Noble x Kdar Holliwanna), H: Katie Riley, O: Katie Riley; RAHMONE (Rahere x Baloo Essence), H: Drue Landay, O: Culbreth Equine Training & Management. Trail

Arabian Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: MR ASMAR (Dal Noir x DB Isismoniet), H: Lou Roper, O: Meadow Rose Arabians; Reserve: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Susan Wheeler; Top Five: MILLENNIUM FALCON (SV Basksko x Callistaa), H: Christine Kellner Searle, O: Christine Kellner Searle; MAZZERATTI W (Magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Psecret), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Margaret Christine Covert; AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion SONOMA JAZZ (Versace x Sonoma Chiffon), ridden by owner Laura Stewart.

Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Champion LL MAGNUM MAJESTIC (Magnum Psyche x LL Basketura Fame), ridden by Renee Rodgers for owner Cynthia Rodgers.

Amazing Grace V), H: Courtney Spicer, O: Rancho Sonado LLC. Arabian Western Trail Junior Horse Championship - Champion: CADILLAC KHOWBOY (TA Khalil x Tsparklin Jewel), H: Jessica Bein, O: Jessica Bein. Arabian Western Trail Horse AATR Championship - Champion: AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), H: Nan Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; Reserve: CHICAGO CHAPS RS (Jullyen El Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks), H: Richard Walden, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; Top Five: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen; MILLENNIUM FALCON (SV Basksko x Callistaa), H: Kathleen Flaherty, O: Christine Kellner Searle; MAZZERATTI W (Magnum Chall HVP x Psyches Psecret), H: Taryn Derse, O: Margaret Christine Covert.

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Champion MOSSIMO PGA (Versace x National Enfanta), ridden by owner Deanna Morrison.

Arabian Western Trail Horse JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Wyatt Wilms, O: Susan Wheeler; Reserve: BRITAS VISTOSO (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: Shelby Reid, O: Shelby Reid; Top Five: NOBLE HOLLISTER (Vaguely Noble x Kdar Holliwanna), H: Katie Riley, O: Katie Riley. Hunter Hack/Regular Working/ Green/Modified Arabian Hunter Hack Championship Champion: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley;

Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select Champion DS ABRAZO (C A Hermoso x Miss Adelaide), ridden by owner Jason Jones.

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Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion TA PRELUDE (Kordelas x Promocja), ridden by Caitlin Pigott for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), ridden by Bella Buchanan for owner Kameron Buchanan.

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion CJ PSYNCINATI KID (Padrons Psyche x Peaches N Fame), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Reserve: HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), H: Dakoda Mower, O: Laughing Dog Ranch; Top Five: ST SHAAMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), H: Anna Filleti, O: Fred and Jean Filleti Family Trust.

Hardin, O: Fred and Jean Filleti Family Trust; Top Five: HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Laughing Dog Ranch.

Arabian Hunter Hack AATR Championship - Champion: HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), H: Dakoda Mower, O: Laughing Dog Ranch.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion TRJ VERSACE GUY (Versace x HC Magnifico Miss), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust.

Arabian Hunter Hack JTR Championship - Champion: DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: Kathryn Doyle, O: Kathryn Doyle; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Tyler Holiday Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Regular Working Hunter Championship - Champion: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Regular Working Hunter JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: Kathryn Doyle, O: Kathryn Doyle; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Tyler Holiday Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Champion ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Russell Family Trust.

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Arabian Green Working Hunter Championship - Champion: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: ST SHAAMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), H: Kristin

Arabian Modified Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), H: Dakoda Mower, O: Laughing Dog Ranch; Reserve: AM MIGHTY HECTOR (AM Double Dream x AM Echoing Sea), H: Tyler Holiday Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley. Working/Reined Cow

Arabian Working Cow Horse Championship - Champion: CALLISTA JACARA (JJ Kabask x Amatista), H: April Canavan, O: Quinton Willingham; Reserve: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Susan Wheeler; Top Five: PRINCE POLONAISE (Shah El Bey x Collectable), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Richard Fiala. Arabian Reined Cow Horse Championship - Champion: CALLISTA JACARA (JJ Kabask x Amatista), H: April Canavan, O: Quinton Willingham; Reserve: PRINCE POLONAISE (Shah El Bey x Collectable), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Richard Fiala. Arabian Reined Cow Horse Limited ATR Championship - Champion: CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), H: Ingrid Bentzen, O: Ingrid Bentzen. Cutting/Herd/Fencing

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion LA VITA DOLCE (SFA Windfall x Mattafoxx), ridden by owner Gail Lundquist.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 and AATR 40 & Over Champion C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by owner Carrie Olson.

Oldboy x Veselka Luv To Polka), H: Navid Kharrazi, O: Navid Kharrazi.

WPE (Nevada TBA x Geena Davis), H: Terry Holmes, O: John Ames.

Arabian Cutting Horse $5000 Novice Horse Championship - Champion: BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Susan Wheeler; Reserve: CALIFIA DREAMIN (Khutlass x Califia Polonaise), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Robyn Meyer.

HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type 2 Years & Over Championship - Champion: SENSATIONAL DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x ZA Primaverah), H: Ricardo Rivero, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: COLOR ME FLASHY (Zippin In A Flash x TR Amazing Lace), H: Isaac Taylor, O: Caitlin Raysser.

Arabian Cutting Horse Non-Pro Championship - Champion: AM SHAHRAZAD (AM Good Oldboy x Veselka Luv To Polka), H: Navid Kharrazi, O: Navid Kharrazi. Arabian Herd Work Futurity Open Champion: PRINCE POLONAISE (Shah El Bey x Collectable), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Richard Fiala. Arabian Herd Work Maturity Non-Pro - Champion: CALIFIA DREAMIN (Khutlass x Califia Polonaise), H: Robyn Meyer, O: Robyn Meyer. Arabian Fence Work Futurity Open Champion: PRINCE POLONAISE (Shah El Bey x Collectable), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Richard Fiala.

Half-Arabian Halter Mares

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 Years & Over Championship - Champion: EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), H: Rodolfo Guzzo, O: Sally Bedeker; Reserve: SIERRA NEVADA

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type AOTH Championship - Champion: I BELIEVE FF (DA Valentino x PF Just Peachy Keen), H: Perry Perkins, O: Perry Perkins; Reserve: HOLLY WOULD LOA (Millennium LOA x Haunting Passion), H: Perry Elle Heathcott, O: Steven Heathcott.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 and AATR 18-39 Champion CP MARQUIS (Baske Afire x CP Princess), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Champion DREAMIN OF COGNAC (ML Afire Dream x BA Miss Magic), ridden by Hillary Boothe for owner Perisian Park.

Geldings

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type 2 Years & Over Championship - Champion: PICCARD BPA (IXL Noble Express x Shes All That), H: Kris Bartle, O: Wendy Glover. HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type 2 Years & Over Championship - Champion: THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Justine Goodrow; Reserve: PHANTOM (RA Hot Every Nite x Orriya), H: Todd Ehret, O: Nicole Toren; Top Five: ROL BLACKMAIL (Cytosk x Dancity), H: Justin Cowden, O: Amanda Sweet; TFA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree Nolan. HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Breeders Sweepstakes Championship - Champion: EASTER C (Eden C x PF Just Peachy Keen),

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion SSINATRA (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), ridden by owner Kelsey McMahan.

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion ROL EXCYPTIONAL (Cytosk x Ebonee), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion BENGALI LANCER (Besson Carol x Mondolay LK), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

Arabian English Show Hack Champion AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner John and Karen Sparks Revocable Trust.

H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Perry Perkins; Reserve: APOLLO DE VALENTINO (DA Valentino x The Merchant’s Sweetheart), H: Alcides Rodrigues, O: Paul Glans.

AMERICAN GIRL (Baske Afire x La Bella Mafia), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Helen Lacey Reed; Reserve: SUPERSONICC (Baske Afire x Siere USI), H: Gary Dearth, O: Gary Dearth; Top Five: HS IAMTHE WARRIOR (Nico x MMA Baghazi), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree Nolan; MR SAXOBEAT (Harlem Superior x Calysta), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type AOTH Championship - Champion: APOLLO DE VALENTINO (DA Valentino x The Merchant’s Sweetheart), H: Paul Glans, O: Paul Glans.

Arabian English Show Hack AAOTR Champion AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), ridden by owner Devin Galloway.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type AOTH Championship - Champion: THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), H: Justine Goodrow, O: Justine Goodrow; Reserve: EASTER C (Eden C x PF Just Peachy Keen), H: Perry Perkins, O: Perry Perkins; Top Five: ROL BLACKMAIL (Cytosk x Dancity), H: Amanda Sweet, O: Amanda Sweet; HE HAS RISEN HF (Odyssey SC x AP Duette), H: Barb DeNorch, O: Barb DeNorch.

Half-Arabian Performance English Pleasure

Arabian English Show Hack JOTR Champion MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

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HA/AA English Pleasure Championship - Champion: SISTER CHRISTIAN RA (Afire Bey V x Ratida), H: Bradley Gallun, O: Ashley Gallun; Reserve: APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), H: Luis Lozano, O: Pegasus Arabians; Top Five: GINGER RODGERS (Phi Slama Jama x BRA Quintessence), H: Antonio Diaz, O: Adele Prochaska. HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: MJM

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Championship - Champion: SISTER CHRISTIAN RA (Afire Bey V x Ratida), H: Ashley Gallun, O: Ashley Gallun; Reserve: JB CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Baske Afire x La Bella Mafia), H: Christine Mitchell, O: Christine Mitchell; Top Five: NOBLE KINGG (IXL Noble Express x Where’s The Queen), H: Corey Fitzgerald, O: Willie L. Jr & Carolyn R. Fitzgerald Living Trust. HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: HOT AIR (Bask Afire x Rita), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; Top Five: CAJUN PRINCEOF MONACO (Monaco x Djazyra HCF), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy Ruonavaara; SAS SMOOTH SAILIN (Matoi x Sailors Secret), H: Isabella Marino, O: Isabella Marino. HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: HOT AIR (Bask Afire x Rita), H: Sydney Dazzo, O: Dazzo Arabians; Top Five: APOLLOS


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

Arabian Mounted Native Costume Open KID ROCK Z (Apollopalooza x Nitemotion), ridden by Susan Shea for owner Shannon Koessler.

CARY GRANT (AA Apollo Bey x Callaways Annie Laurie), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; BLACK ICE WP (J Krewe x Manhaitan’s Sixpence Starr), H: Joshua Shino, O: Pam Burns; CAJUN PRINCEOF MONACO (Monaco x Djazyra HCF), H: Kaitlyn Ruonavaara, O: Wendy R Ruonavaara.

H: Laurie Husband, O: Laurie Husband; Reserve: KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; Top Five: JS WINE N ROSES (SV Basksko x Commander’s Wine), H: Suzanne CochranGallahan, O: Judith Cochran; SKY Y KING (Baske Afire x PF Lady Cameo), H: Jody Jurkens Gates, O: Jody Jurkens Gates; MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Championship - Champion: JB SURFS UP (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree Nolan; Reserve: VSH BLING BLING (Majesteit KWPN x Starrita), H: Ashley Gallun, O: Ashley Gallun; Top Five: HARRLEM (Majesteit x Gidget Bardot), H: Luis Lozano, O: Robert Koessler; LADYS MAN WH (Mamage x Lady Larda W), H: Todd Ehret, O: Dennis Miller; HARLEM CHANCE (Harlem Globetrotter x Ambiance V), H: Eduardo Dominguez, O: Shannon Beethe. HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: SINFUL (Hucksbar x Mia Carrissima), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Elvin Berkheimer; Reserve: JAMAICAN JACKPOT LOA (HF Mister Chips x Jamacian Jewel), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Laurie Husband; Top Five: SHOC EXCHANGE (SF Specs Shocwave x Georgene’s Show Girl), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Jackie Deatherage; WORTH A FIRE (Baske Afire x Galexina), H: Gary Dearth, O: Donna Bailey Carter. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship Champion: JAMAICAN JACKPOT LOA (HF Mister Chips x Jamacian Jewel),

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship Champion: KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark; Reserve: BG MIZ FIRE (Baske Afire x Waffles), H: Terri WaresMcKinster, O: Terri Wares-McKinster; Top Five: VSH MICHAELANGELO (Majesteit x VT Duette), H: Mckenna Marshall, O: Mckenna Marshall. HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: JAMAICAN JACKPOT LOA (HF Mister Chips x Jamacian Jewel), H: Laurie Husband, O: Laurie Husband; Reserve: TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), H: Diane Allen, O: Diane Allen; Top Five: SKY Y KING (Baske Afire x PF Lady Cameo), H: Jody Jurkens Gates, O: Jody Jurkens Gates; BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), H: Sheila Nortje, O: Nchaka Moloi; MAXAMILLIANN (Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Mainshine), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Suzette Johnson.

Arabian Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion MAVERICK AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Mattabach), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.

Arabian Pleasure Driving Champion ROCAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Lika Diamond), driven by John Lambert for owner Kimberly Dawn Koker.

Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Champion PR MAXIMUS (Baske Afire x OCT Tassaara), driven by Rene Ramirez for owner Penny Stuart.

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Arabian Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion AMES ENCOUNTER (Brass x CR Berry Brandy), driven by Barbara Magnino for owner Tatym Vargas.

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

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), H: Kayla Booth, O: Shannon Beethe; Reserve: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), H: Sheila Nortje, O: Nchaka Moloi; Top Five: AA RENEGADE DH (Pandoerava x HSA Provision), H: Lisa Linville, O: William Linville; JS DUTCH CHOCOLATE (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: Penny Stuart, O: Penny Stuart; KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark. Arabian Reining Horse JTR 18 & Under and Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Champion TA GIOVANNI (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), ridden by Trentyn Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.

Arabian Western Trail Horse Champion MR ASMAR (Dal Noir x DB Isismoniet), ridden by Lou Roper for owner Meadow Rose Arabians.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: JSN MANHATTAN (Baske Afire x Drive My Crazy), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Reserve: PENELOPE KREWSE (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), H: Nicole Krueger, O: Nicole Krueger; Top Five: DC ONE MAN SHOW (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous), H: Mary Mag Wilson, O: Mary Mag Wilson; PARIS HILTON PE (MHR Nobility x Pauletta B), H: Amanda Burns, O: Pam Burns; JB SURFS UP (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), H: Mayree, Nolan, O: Mayree Nolan. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), H: Sefeyna Moloi, O: Nchaka Moloi; Reserve: KRA KING TUT (BFA Kings Kat x Princesse Cognac), H: Sarah McDonald, O: Christina McDonald. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: JSN

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Arabian Reining Horse ATR Limit Rider Champion FLASH MA (Pepi PASB x Franaliera), ridden by Shirley Thielman for owner David Thielman.

MANHATTAN (Baske Afire x Drive My Crazy), H: Kristin Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Reserve: DC ONE MAN SHOW (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous), H: Mary Mag Wilson, O: Mary Mag Wilson; Top Five: DREAME MAKER (The Heat Ison x Movie Maker), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; PARIS HILTON PE (MHR Nobility x Pauletta B), H: Amanda Burns, O: Pam Burns; RADIANT SPLENDOUR (Mashant x Gaelic Fantasy), H: Alexandra Vinck, O: Alexandra Vinck. HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), H: Abbey Weiss, O: Shannon Beethe; Reserve: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), H: Sefeyna Moloi, O: Nchaka Moloi; Top Five: JS PROTOCOL (SV Basksko x Like Me), H: Hannah Baca, O: Ashley Marie Szczepaniec. Park

HA/AA Park Horse Championship Champion: HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; Reserve: PANACHE FIRSTDANCE (Canadance x In The Mist), H: Alex Mitchell, O: Christine A Mitchell; Top Five: GOOMBAY SMASH (AA Apollo Bey x Out Trot ‘Em), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Penny Stuart. Side Saddle

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HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle Western Championship - Champion: ALADA GOLD (Alada Baskin x Moonlight An Ice), H: Cari Thompson, O: Jennifer Hardy; Reserve: POCOS SECRET WEAPON (Poco Van Star Two x Mandiberri Bey V), H: Natalie Jones, O: Dru Allison Cederberg; Top Five: EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Claudia Roberts. HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle ATR All Disciplines Championship - Champion: BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), H: Loren Hart, O: Loren Hart; Reserve: QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; Top Five: BUTTONS AND BOWS PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Deserae Stanerson, O: Christi Mattson; WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Mary Lou Jones. Western Pleasure

HA/AA Western Pleasure Championship - Champion: JAKES LIL SECRET CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada Secrets), H: LaRae Fletcher Powell, O: Laura Stewart; Reserve: COWGIRL COOL (PW Freed’m x Betty Bug), H: Greg Harris, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: TFA DESERT STORM (TFA Zimsinferno x Deserts Golden Flower), H: Brandon Flood, O: Mayree

Arabian Western Trail Horse JTR 18 & Under Champion BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), ridden by Wyatt Wilms for owner Susan Wheeler.

Nolan; QUEN UP A MOONSTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Misty Dee McCue), H: Chris Culbreth, O: Linda Hart-Goldsmith; FRANKLY SINATRA (The Color of Fame x Magnums Melody), H: Justin Cowden, O: Wava Baker. HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: HP ROGER THAT (Psytation EA x GG Cowgirl at Hart), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: KERSPLASH PR (SJ Mikhail x Gradie), H: Gary Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians; Top Five: A REASON TO DANCE (Sundance Kid V x Sparkling Reflection), H: Amanda Borduin, O: Amanda Borduin; KHOWBOY UP J (Khadraj NA x Tobasco), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Rene Ramirez; LIVIN ON LOVE CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Shania Twain), H: Natalie Jones, O: Cynthia Burkman. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Championship - Champion: WA HOLLY WOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), H: Connie Cutler, O: Connie Cutler; Reserve: KHARHARTT PGA (Khadraj NA x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Pat Ronyak, O: Pat Ronyak; Top Five: HS PRETTY CLARA BOW (Psytation EA x Clare D Loon), H: Patti Scheier, O: Patti Scheier; EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: Claudia Roberts, O: Claudia Roberts. HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Championship - Champion: ALADA GOLD (Alada Baskin x Moonlight An Ice), H: Jennifer Hardy, O: Jennifer Hardy; Reserve: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x

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H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Reserve: WCF ELI (Zodiac Matador x Refina), H: Jaime Smith, O: Rainwater Insurance, Inc.

Arabian Western Trail Horse AATR Champion AGRACIE GIRL V (Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V), ridden by Nan Walden for owner Rancho Sonado LLC.

Arabian Hunter Hack Champion AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

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Arabian Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion CADILLAC KHOWBOY (TA Khalil x Tsparklin Jewel), ridden by owner Jessica Bein.

Arabian Hunter Hack AATR Champion HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), ridden by Dakoda Mower for owner Laughing Dog Ranch.

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Arabian Hunter Hack JTR Champion DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), ridden by owner Kathryn Doyle.

Arabian Regular Working Hunter Champion AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; Top Five: QUEN UP A MOONSTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Misty Dee McCue), H: Linda HartGoldsmith, O: Linda Hart-Goldsmith; JAKES LIL SECRET CB (Jake Jamaal JCA x Alada Secrets), H: Laura Stewart, O: Laura Stewart; THE REAL DEAL CCR (SJ Mikhail x Crystal Blue Persuasion), H: Karen Dearth, O: Pine Ridge Arabians.

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Arabian Green Working Hunter Champion AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Bazy Tankersley.

Arabian Modified Hunter ATR Champion HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), ridden by Dakoda Mower for owner Laughing Dog Ranch.

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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 Championship - Champion: GRACE UNDER FIRE GA (Fire An Ice x Bears Chiquita), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Michelle Kurth; Reserve: DIONEA PA (Enzo x Donatella Versace), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Cynthia Rodgers; Top Five: WSR MISTER CLASS ACT (HF Mister Chips x RSA Class Act), H: Shannon Guido, O: Shannon Guido; BEONS MIDNIGHT IDOL (Beon Eternety x BD Mia Hermosa), H: Tammy Reid, O: Tammy Reid; QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway. HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: GRACE UNDER FIRE GA (Fire An Ice x Bears Chiquita), H: Tiffany Kurth, O: Michelle Kurth; Reserve: WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), H: Connie Cutler, O: Connie Cutler; Top Five: KHARHARTT PGA (Khadraj NA x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Pat Ronyak, O: Pat Ronyak; BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Devin Galloway, O: Devin Galloway.

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Arabian Regular Working Hunter JTR 18 & Under Champion DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), ridden by owner Kathryn Doyle.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: QUEN UP A MOONSTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Misty Dee McCue), H: Linda Hart-Goldsmith, O: Linda Hart-Goldsmith; Reserve: BSF GITTER DUN (Were Dun x Zerrette), H: David Thielman, O: David Thielman; Top Five: EVA ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: Claudia Roberts, O: Claudia Roberts; 4: BEONS MIDNIGHT IDOL (Beon Eternety x BD Mia Hermosa), H: Tammy Reid, O: Tammy Reid; VERSACES ROSE (Versace x Moonrose Delight), H: Janie Bowler, O: Janie Bowler. HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: POCOS SECRET WEAPON (Poco Van Star Two x Mandiberri Bey V), H: Allison Louise Cederberg, O: Dru Allison Cederberg; Reserve: COWGIRL COOL (PW Freed’m x Betty Bug), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway; BRING ON THE FIRE (Heza Dirty Joke x SWM Abra Aziz), H: Madison Gales, O: Madison Gales. HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: POCOS SECRET WEAPON (Poco Van Star Two x Mandiberri Bey V), H: Allison Louise Cederberg, O: Dru Allison Cederberg; Reserve: COWGIRL COOL (PW Freed’m x Betty Bug), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf


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Arabian Reined Cow Horse Limited ATR Champion CH STARSNSTRIPES (America V x Cinders N Sparks), ridden by owner Ingrid Bentzen.

Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; A REASON TO DANCE (Sundance Kid V x Sparkling Reflection), H: Joshua Shino, O: Amanda Borduin; QUEEN OF HEARTS LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: Danelle Galloway, O: Devin Galloway.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Championship - Champion: BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), H: Loren Hart, O: Loren Hart; Reserve: VERSACES ROSE (Versace x Moonrose Delight), H: Janie Bowler, O: Janie Bowler; Top Five: JKF NOBLE INTENTIONS (MHR Nobility x El Milagro’s California Capers), H: Mike Beethe, O: Shannon Beethe; S JUST GIMME ROSES (Justafire DGL x She’s Phi-Vacious), H: Michael Brock, O: Michael Brock; WCF ELI (Zodiac Matador x Refina), H: Susan Rainwater, O: Rainwater Insurance, Inc.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Championship - Champion: WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), H: Wendy Potts, O: Audrey Zinke; Reserve: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Top Five: AFLAIR CF (Allusion AOF x LM Padrons Affair), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC; JJ SPECIAL EDITION (Baske Afire x Endless Legacy), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Whispering Acres, Inc.; WCF ELI (Zodiac Matador x Refina), H: Jaime Smith, O: Rainwater Insurance, Inc. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse Championship - Champion: JUSTHE FAX WCF (Shaddofax x Alma Wind), H: Cheryl Fletcher, O: Barrie Padgham; Reserve: LITE MY PHIRE CF (Allusion AOF x Jamin Like Crazy), H: Cynthia Burkman, O: Russell Family Trust; Top Five: HS HIGH CALIBER (High Sign x Shza Dancin Queen), H: Tamera Bowles, O: High Star Farms LLC; WCF DISTURBIA (Pension x Refina), H: Jaime Smith, O: Rainwater Insurance, Inc.; PHANTOM (RA Hot Every Nite x Orriya), H: Todd Ehret, O: Nicole Toren.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 Championship - Champion: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Reserve: REYDAR DDS (GR Psyches Rey x DDA Fames Victory), H: Kara Fishgold, O: Kara Fishgold; Top Five: ROL BLACKMAIL (Cytosk x Dancity), H: Amanda Sweet, O: Amanda Sweet; GOTALOTAFFIRE (Afriendly Fire x Classicala), H: Gena Rodgers, O: Gena Rodgers. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Championship - Champion: HS HIGH CALIBER (High Sign x Shza Dancin Queen), H: Hillary Boothe, O: High Star Farms LLC; Reserve: CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), H: Ashley Toye, O: Ashley Toye; Top Five: BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), H: Loren Hart, O: Loren Hart; SR LORD OF THE RINGS (SR Ultimate x Queen of the Ring), H: Renee Rodgers, O: Renee Rodgers; VERSACES ROSE (Versace x Moonrose Delight), H: Janie Bowler, O: Janie Bowler.

Arabian Cutting Horse $5,000 Novice Horse Champion BASKE THYME SA (Pryme Thyme x Kailabaska), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Susan Wheeler.

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Arabian Working Cow Horse and Reined Cow Horse Champion CALLISTA JACARA ( JJ Kabask x Amatista), ridden by April Canavan for owner Quinton Willingham.

Arabian Herd Work Maturity Non-Pro 2nd Go Champion CALIFIA DREAMIN (Khutlass x Califia Polonaise), ridden by owner Robyn Meyer.

HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type Open EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Sally Bedeker.

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HA/AA Mare Stock/Hunter Type Champion SENSATIONAL DA VINCI (Da Vinci FM x ZA Primaverah), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Sally Bedeker.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type Champion THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Justine Goodrow.

HA/AA Yearling Colt/Gelding Sweepstakes Champion EASTER C (Eden C x PF Just Peachy Keen), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owner Perry Perkins.

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HA/AA Mare Saddle/Pleasure Type AOTH Champion I BELIEVE FF (DA Valentino x PF Just Peachy Keen), shown by owner Perry Perkins.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR Select Rider Championship - Champion: HS HIGH CALIBER (High Sign x Shza Dancin Queen), H: Hillary Boothe, O: High Star Farms LLC; Reserve: WCF ELI (Zodiac Matador x Refina), H: Susan Rainwater, O: Rainwater Insurance, Inc.; Top Five: SR LORD OF THE RINGS (SR Ultimate x Queen of the Ring), H: Renee Rodgers, O: Renee Rodgers; ROL BLACKMAIL (Cytosk x Dancity), H: Amanda Sweet, O: Amanda Sweet; QUERENCIA (Justafire DGL x La Mirabella), H: Mary Bowden, O: Mary Bowden. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: BUTTONS AND BOWS PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: BADA BING (AA Apollo Bey x Styling Center), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: BIG TIME DDA (Its Sshow Time x Ramona’s Scarlett), H: Sarah Esqueda, O: Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.; RAZZAMATAZ PE (Picazso x Neeltjemaria), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; AFLAIR CF (Allusion AOF x LM Padrons Affair), H: Holland Stevens, O: Remington Monroe Equine LLC. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: Nika Cornell, O: Maria Cornell; Reserve: GYPSYS GOOD FORTUNE (Androfix x EA Spirit of Glory), H: Renee White, O: Marilie Sage; Top Five: MARTTINI (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: Cate Wondrasek, O: Cate Wondrasek.

HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type Open Champion PICCARD BPA (IXL Noble Express x Shes All That), shown by Kris Bartle for owner Wendy Glover.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: RAZZAMATAZ PE (Picazso x Neeltjemaria), H: Bailey Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: BADA BING (AA Apollo Bey x Styling Center), H: Anna Redmond, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.; Top Five: IRRESISTIBLE (Take Heart x Sing For Joy), H: Caitlin Pigott, O: Cher Redmond; BUTTONS AND BOWS PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), H: Tory Wikel, O: Pegasus Arabians; SHES GOT ALLOTTA (Allionce x Margarita Monday), H: Isobelle Ehret, O: Pat Portas. HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: Nika Cornell, O: Maria Cornell; Reserve: BADDBBOY TOO (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: Sydnie St. Jean, O: Drue Landay; Top Five: BUTTONS AND BOWS PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), H: Molly Schwanz, O: Pegasus Arabians; GYPSYS GOOD FORTUNE (Androfix x EA Spirit of Glory), H: Renee White, O: Marilie Sage; WC CENTER STAGE (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: Vanessa Pedregon, O: Mary Lou Jones. HA/AA Jumper Championship Champion: GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), H: Ashley Wren, O: Ashley Wren. Show Hack

HA/AA English Show Hack Championship - Champion: LADYS MAN WH (Mamage x Lady Larda W), H: Todd Ehret, O: Dennis Miller; Reserve: PENELOPE KREWSE (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), H: James


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HA/AA Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Type AOTH Champion APOLLO DE VALENTINO (DA Valentino x The Merchant’s Sweetheart), shown by owner Paul Glans.

Lowe, O: Nicole Krueger; Top Five: JEZABELL PE (Armani FC x Pauletta B), H: Susan Shea, O: Pegasus Arabians; GETIT GOTIT GOOD NF (Majesteit x IXL Noble Starina), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson. HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR Championship - Champion: HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; Reserve: KRA KING TUT (BFA Kings Kat x Princesse Cognac), H: Christina McDonald, O: Christina McDonald; Top Five: FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Christi Mattson, O: Christi Mattson. HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: RADIANT SPLENDOUR (Mashant x Gaelic Fantasy), H: Alexandra Vinck, O: Alexandra Vinck; Reserve: PRINCESS BLAZE (Autumn Blaze V x EF Mere Image), H: Reed Brainard, O: Donna Humphrey; Top Five: EC PALADANCE (Longview’s Paladin x Dancing Lace WGF), H: Isabella Marino, O: Isabella Marino. Native Costume HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Championship - Champion: PERSONALITY PE (Bucharest V x Olga), H: Suzette Johnson, O: Pegasus Arabians; Reserve: FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson; Top Five: KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark.

HA/AA Gelding Stock/Hunter Type AOTH Champion THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by owner Justine Goodrow.

HA/AA English Pleasure Champion SISTER CHRISTIAN RA (Afire Bey V x Ratida), ridden by Bradley Gallún for owner Ashley Gallún.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Championship - Champion: PENELOPE KREWSE (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), H: Nicole Krueger, O: Nicole Krueger; Reserve: KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), H: Kristen Clark, O: Kristen Clark; Top Five: BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), H: Amanda Burns, O: Nchaka Moloi; PERSONALITY PE (Bucharest V x Olga), H: Jackie Pakula, O: Pegasus Arabians; FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Christi Mattson, O: Christi Mattson. Driving

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: SS BOY GENIUS (TBO Beyboy Bask x Wild and Lovely PH), H: Rene Ramirez, O: Penny Stuart.

HA/AA English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion MJM AMERICAN GIRL (Baske Afire x La Bella Mafia), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Helen Lacey Reed.

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Championship - Champion: TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), H: Shannon Beethe, O: Diane Allen; Reserve: DC ONE MAN SHOW (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous), H: Jonathan Ramsay, O: Mary Mag Wilson; Top Five: AA RENEGADE DH (Pandoerava x HSA Provision), H: Arturo Ramirez, O: William Linville; FIRE STORM GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson. HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Championship - Champion: TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), H: Diane Allen, O: Diane Allen; Reserve: JS DUTCH CHOCOLATE (Majesteit x RV Crystal Bey), H: Penny Stuart, O: Penny Stuart; Top Five: FIRE STORM

HA/AA English Pleasure AAOTR Champion SISTER CHRISTIAN RA (Afire Bey V x Ratida), ridden by owner Ashley Gallún.

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HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under Champion APPROPO (Apollopalooza x Sendrini M), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Champion JB SURFS UP (Baske Afire x Petite Sweet), ridden by Brandon Flood for owner Mayree Nolan.

GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: Christi Mattson, O: Christi Mattson. Reining

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and AATR Champion JAMAICAN JACKPOT LOA (HF Mister Chips x Jamacian Jewel), ridden by owner Laurie Husband.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 KLP HOTT SHOT (Pat Shriver x Kounts Legacy), ridden by owner Kristen Clark.

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HA/AA Reining Horse Championship Champion: BJ THE WHIZ KID (Easy Otie Whiz x Czars Fire Bug), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Milagro Arabians; Reserve: PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), H: Tyson Randle, O: Michelle Deroche; Top Five: DUN WALTZIN (Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa), H: Tyson Randle, O: Cheryl Nelson; TR IMA ROCKIN KID (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Jessica Bein, O: Equine Veterinary Services LLC; TR COCKADOODLEDOO (Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Athena North. HA/AA Reining Horse Junior Horse Championship - Champion: WERE DUN JOHNNY (Were Dun x BSF Fiona), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Susan LefevreFriedman; Reserve: SMOKING GUN (Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale), H: Tyson Randle, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Top Five: WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Colby Dustin Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; HOLLY WOOD REBEL (Hollywood White x Miss Magus), H: Keith Tracy, O: Donnalee LeCuyer; THIS KID SMOKES (Smokeintheface x Miss Cassidy), H: Tyson Randle, O: Tenneley Mickel. HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship - Champion: BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: Michelle Pease-Paulsen, O: Michelle Pease-

HA/AA Country English Pleasure Junior Horse Champion SINFUL (Hucksbar x Mia Carrissima), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Elvin Berkheimer.

Paulsen; Reserve: PAULIS EUROPENA (Pauli O Lena x Francheskaa), H: Michelle Deroche, O: Michelle Deroche; Top Five: HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), H: Megan Callan, O: James Callan; TR BRACE FOR IMPACK (Jaborrs Impack x Oakachic), H: Lauren Bailey-Pollard, O: Lauren Bailey-Pollard; BLACK JACK JERRY (Black Jack Olena x Sage Hill Karla), H: David Thielman, O: David Thielman. HA/A A Reining Futurity Open Champion: WERE DUN JOHNNY (Were Dun x BSF Fiona), H: Crystal McNutt-Brock, O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman; Reserve: SMOKING GUN (Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale), H: Tyson Randle, O: KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.; Top Five: HOLLY WOOD BAD BOY GP (Hollywood White x KRA Pandoras Box), H: Tyson Randle, O: Michelle Deroche; THIS KID SMOKES (Smokeintheface x Miss Cassidy), H: Tyson Randle, O: Tenneley Mickel. HA/AA Reining Horse ATR Limit Rider Championship - Champion: PHANTOM SMOKE (Colonels Smoking Gun x SA Phantom Gale), H: Mike Brock, O: Cotton McNutt; Reserve: SH KARLOTTA (Buenos Partee Dude x Sage Hill Karla), H: Kelley Smith, O: Rosethorn Trust; Top Five: TW YLITE ZONE (Basic Four x JB Dos Jalapenas), H: Valerie Arend, O: Valerie Arend; VALLEJO REATAMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Gay Playnic), H: Katharyn Hart, O: Vallejo III Ranch LLC; BJ THE WHIZ KID (Easy Otie Whiz x Czars Fire Bug), H: Jacque Pence, O: Milagro Arabians.


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HA/AA Country English Pleasure AATR Select Champion KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), ridden by Kayla Booth for owner Shannon Beethe.

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Champion JSN MANHATTAN (Baske Afire x Drive My Crazy), ridden by Kristin Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.

IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Jessica Bein, O: Jessica Bein.

HA/AA Reining Maturity Non-Pro Champion: HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), H: Megan Callan, O: James Callan; Reserve: SH KARLOTTA (Buenos Partee Dude x Sage Hill Karla), H: unknown, O: Rosethorn Trust; Top Five: TW YLITE ZONE (Basic Four x JB Dos Jalapenas), H: unknown, O: Valerie Arend; VALLEJO REATAMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Gay Playnic), H: Katharyn Hart, O: Vallejo III Ranch LLC.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Championship - Champion: RCC FRIAR TUCK (Cashmere MA x Lil Red Riding Hood), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Robyn Meyer; Reserve: HOLLY WOULD B DUNN (Hands Hollywood King x Miss Smokiin Kaos), H: Vicki Davison, O: Vicki Davison.

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: TR COCKADOODLEDOO (Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), H: Athena North, O: Athena North; Reserve: ZEES MEGA SWEET (Zee Mega Bucks x Sweet Eternal Star), H: Amanda Burns, O: Amanda Burns; Top Five: TR IMA ROCKIN KID (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Grady Byrne, O: Equine Veterinary Services LLC; WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), H: Colby Dustin Powell, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: Victoria Roe, O: Victoria Roe.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse AATR Championship - Champion: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Tamara Tozer-Wald, O: Jessica Bein; Reserve: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Michelle Liebing, O: Michelle Liebing; Top Five: TKS CHECK ME OUT (Spotacular Fame x Vintage Champagne), H: Taryn Derse, O: Victoria West Granberry; AM HITCHTOA STAR (CKA Sea Biscuit x AM Sum Witch), H: Kathleen Flaherty, O: Kathleen Flaherty; THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Christi Mattson, O: Christi Mattson.

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HA/AA Western Trail Horse JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Kaylee Atkinson, O: Christi Mattson.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse Championship - Champion: CATARIKA (The Catalyst x Miss Salonika), H: Dolly Wallace, O: Bob James; Reserve: AM HITCHTOA STAR (CKA Sea Biscuit x AM Sum Witch), H: Christine Kellner Searle, O: Kathleen Flaherty; Top Five: DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Michelle Liebing; THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), H: Scott Scheyli, O: Christi Mattson;

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Champion BLACKJACK LOA (Krewe x Billie Valentine), ridden by Sefeyna Moloi for owner Nchaka Moloi.

Hunter Hack/Regular Working/Green/ Modified

HA/AA Hunter Hack Championship Champion: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke; Reserve: NF MISS

HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Champion KF LORD OF THE DANCE (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), ridden by Abbey Weiss for owner Shannon Beethe.

HA/AA Park Horse Champion HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.

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HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle English Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Toye.

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

SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Denise Krause, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; Top Five: GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), H: Ashley Wren, O: Ashley Wren. HA/AA Hunter Hack Junior Horse Championship - Champion: GLAMOR SHOT (Showgun PGN x Pamela), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Kristin Hardin.

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

HA/AA Hunter Hack AATR Championship - Champion: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Marian Conrad LaLonde, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde. HA/AA Hunter Hack JTR Championship - Champion: RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Hannah McCann, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: SUNOVAGUN (Showgun PGN x Gidget), H: Zacko Hardin, O: Kristin Hardin; Top Five: MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), H: Kelley Long, O: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Regular Working Hunter Championship - Champion: GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), H: Ashley Wren, O: Ashley Wren.

HA/AA Western Pleasure Junior Horse Champion HP ROGER THAT (Psytation EA x GG Cowgirl at Hart), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.

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HA/AA Regular Working Hunter JTR 18 & Under Championship - Champion: MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), H: Kelley Long, O: Jackie Alkin. HA/AA Green Working Hunter Championship - Champion: PIAFFS PRIDE (Piaff PASB x Elegant Lady), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Kristin Hardin; Reserve:

HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle All Disciplines ATR Champion BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), ridden by owner Loren Hart.

GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), H: Ashley Wren, O: Ashley Wren; Top Five: NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Denise Krause, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke. HA/AA Modified Hunter ATR Championship - Champion: SUNOVAGUN (Showgun PGN x Gidget), H: Zacko Hardin, O: Kristin Hardin. Working/Reined Cow

HA/AA Working Cow Horse Championship - Champion: COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), H: Andy Camacho, O: Madelena Camacho-Larkin; Reserve: SIN DERELLA WP (Trick R Treat x Rockys Filly), H: Andy Camacho, O: Andy Camacho; Top Five: DOC PENDLETON (Dazzling Dry Doc x Shahfiraa), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Mike McDaniel. HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Championship - Champion: COCO POLENE (Shahcolate Bey MA x Hema), H: Madelena Camacho-Larkin, O: Madelena Camacho-Larkin; Reserve: CHEX MY MEMORY (Ima Peppy Chex x CF Memory), H: Madelena Camacho-Larkin, O: Andy Camacho. HA/AA Reined Cow Horse Championship - Champion: DOC PENDLETON (Dazzling Dry Doc x Shahfiraa), H: Mike McDaniel, O: Mike McDaniel; Reserve: SUGARPLUM STARLIGHT (Plum Masterful x Sonjia), H: Auriel OverallIsaman, O: Auriel Overall-Isaman.


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HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Champion WA HOLLYWOOD SPOTS (Tackitts Mr Magic x My Krystal Rose), ridden by owner Connie Cutler.

HA/AA Reined Cow Horse ATR Championship - Champion: SUGARPLUM STARLIGHT (Plum Masterful x Sonjia), H: Auriel Overall-Isaman, O: Auriel OverallIsaman; Reserve: CHEX MY MEMORY (Ima Peppy Chex x CF Memory), H: Madelena Camacho-Larkin, O: Andy Camacho. HA/AA Limited Reined Cow Horse Championship - Champion: TR IMA ROCKIN KID (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: Jessica Bein, O: Equine Veterinary Services LLC; Reserve: WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: Jessica Bein, O: Victoria Roe. Cutting/Herd/Fencing

HA/AA Cutting Open Championship - Champion: SHINY BUTTONS (Goodtime Shine x Buttonns and Bows), H: Amy Wilms, O: Wilms Family Revocable Trust; Reserve: DOC PENDLETON (Dazzling Dry Doc x Shahfiraa), H: Andy Camacho, O: Mike McDaniel.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 Champion ALADA GOLD (Alada Baskin x Moonlight An Ice), ridden by owner Jennifer Hardy.

HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 and AATR Champion GRACE UNDER FIRE GA (Fire An Ice x Bears Chiquita), ridden by Tiffany Kurth for owner Michelle Kurth.

HA/AA Herd Work Futurity Open Champion: SIN DERELLA WP (Trick R Treat x Rockys Filly), H: Andy Camacho, O: Andy Camacho. HA/AA Herd Work Maturity Non-Pro 2nd Go - Champion: SIN DERELLA WP (Trick R Treat x Rockys Filly), H: Andy Camacho, O: Andy Camacho. HA/AA Fence Work Futurity Open 2nd Go - Champion: SIN DERELLA WP (Trick R Treat x Rockys Filly), H: Andy Camacho, O: Andy Camacho.

Showmanship/ Horsemanship

HA/AA Cutting Horse $5000 Novice Horse Championship - Champion: SHINY BUTTONS (Goodtime Shine x Buttonns and Bows), H: Amy Wilms, O: Wilms Family Revocable Trust; Reserve: BUG MY BUCKS (Zee Mega Bucks x Cute As A Buggins), H: Jeffrey Wilms, O: Karen Batt.

Halter Showmanship AATH Championship - Champion: BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: MICHELLE PEASEPAULSEN, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; Reserve: Queen Of Hearts LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: DEVIN GALLOWAY, O: Devin Galloway; Top Five: Kyrie Eleison FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: CHRISTI MATTSON, O: Marsha Thomas; C Hondo (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), H: CARRIE OLSON, O: Carrie Olson; Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: MICHELLE LIEBING, O: Michelle Liebing.

HA/AA Cutting Horse Non-Pro Championship - Champion: BUG MY BUCKS (Zee Mega Bucks x Cute As A Buggins), H: Karen Batt, O: Karen Batt; Reserve: RCC ELLE CHIC (Remedys Chic Mate x Agaynst All Odds), H: Steve Grady, O: Steve Grady.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 14-18 Championship - Champion: Yes Sir Eee Bob (O Key Dough Key x SX Celisse), H: MOLLY MADDEN, O: Molly Madden; Reserve: Eva ABC (Metal of Honour x Sierra Starview), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Claudia Roberts; Top Five: PE Sweet Latte (Aladdinnsblessing x

HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR Select Champion QUEN UP A MOONSTORM (Rohara Moon Storm x Misty Dee McCue), ridden by owner Linda Hart-Goldsmith.

HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under Champion POCOS SECRET WEAPON (Poco Van Star Two x Mandiberri Bey V), ridden by Allison Louise Cederberg for owner Dru Allison Cederberg.

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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 JUSTHE FAX WCF (Shaddofax x Alma Wind), ridden by Cheryl Fletcher for owner Barrie Padgham.

C-R Fanfare), H: BLAIR BRAINARD, O: Heidi Pretzel; RA Kohinoor (Sir Fames HBV x Khasmir), H: MAYREE NOLAN, O: Mayree Nolan; Impressivve (Echo Magniffico x Lola Hogan), H: ARIANNA BELL, O: Arianna Bell.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 18-39 Champion CHANCE TO JAM (CWP Chances Are x She Be Jammin), ridden by owner Ashley Toye.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 11-13 Championship - Champion: WC Center Stage (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), H: VANESSA PEDREGON, O: Mary Lou Jones; Reserve: Kyrie Eleison FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: KAYLEE ATKINSON, O: Marsha Thomas; Top Five: Marttini (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: CATE WONDRASEK, O: Cate Wondrasek; Queen Of Hearts LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: DANELLE GALLOWAY, O: Devin Galloway; Britas Vistoso (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: SHELBY REID, O: Shelby Reid. Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Championship - Champion: JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: QUINN EISENFELD, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; Reserve: Queen Of Hearts LA (Ole Patche Rock x Hearts Desyre), H: RICHARD ARCHULETA, O: Devin Galloway; Top Five: Court Marshall PA (TC Marshall x Fantasia PA), H: KAYLA ROTELLA, O: Joseph Rotella.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AATR and AATR Select Champion HS HIGH CALIBER (High Sign x Shza Dancin Queen), ridden by Hillary Boothe for owner High Star Farms LLC.

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Western Horsemanship AATR Championship - Champion: BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: MICHELLE PEASE-PAULSEN, O: Michelle PeasePaulsen; Reserve: Stars and Stripes SF (Allionces Knight x Starry Spumoni), H: NAN WALDEN, O: Rancho Sonado LLC;

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over Champion BONPHIRE S A (Phi Slama Jama x Bacharah Bey), ridden by owner Loren Hart.

Top Five: BSF Gitter Dun (Were Dun x Zerrette), H: DAVID THIELMAN, O: David Thielman; Britas Vistoso (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: TAMMY REID, O: Shelby Reid; Salty John (GS Khochise x Shezn Uptown Girl), H: GAIL GENZEL, O: Gail Genzel. Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: Zees Mega Sweet (Zee Mega Bucks x Sweet Eternal Star), H: AMANDA BURNS, O: Amanda Burns; Reserve: CR Kidd Rock (Trevor VF x MWF Romantyka), H: ASHLEY MCKINNEY, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; Top Five: Take A Spin (What It Takes x Minding P’s And Q’s), H: AMARA SPIZZIRRI, O: Amara Spizzirri; SF Passionate Kisses (HK Prokan x Springtime Victory), H: KAITLIN RENNER, O: Mary Campbell; Im Destinees Hobby (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: VICTORIA ROE, O: Jessica Bein. Western Horsemanship JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: TRENTYN POWELL, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Reserve: TR Cockadoodledoo (Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), H: ATHENA NORTH, O: Athena North; Top Five: Midnight Sundance (Sundance Kid V x Bay Escapade), H: CHASE PULLIFRONE, O: Jennifer Hardy; Britas Vistoso (El Ibn Palabrita x GA-Zheidi), H: SHELBY REID, O: Shelby Reid.

Equitation A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: DC


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One Man Show (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous), H: MARY MAG WILSON, O: Mary Mag Wilson; Reserve: SF Nitro Shoc (SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady of Intrigue), H: SYDNEY DAZZO, O: Dazzo Arabians; Top Five: Vegas LOA (Meistermind x Love Me Tonight), H: AMANDA BURNS, O: Sara Sherman Glaser; Fire Storm GM (Cease Fire x Chase The Clouds), H: DESERAE STANERSON, O: Christi Mattson; The One Eye Love (Edukt x I Hear Voices), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Gisele Corder. A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: KF Lord Of The Dance (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), H: ABBEY WEISS, O: Shannon Beethe; Reserve: Rest Assured (AA Apollo Bey x Summer Flame), H: SEFEYNA MOLOI, O: Donna Sells; Top Five: Kyrie Eleison FF (Revelry x Cataloniya), H: KAYLEE ATKINSON, O: Marsha Thomas; TC Fanci Chips (HF Mister Chips x Fanci Rose), H: MEGAN ALSEVER, O: Ellen Alsever. A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/ Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Buenos Aires PGA (Khadraj NA x TR Evita), H: AVERY REED, O: Amy Reed; Reserve: E-Sweetwatergypsy (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan; Top Five: JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: QUINN EISENFELD, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; T Dyami (C-Gwalawi x Mafancy), H: SABRINA BARCLAY, O: Neilly Parris; Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: OLIVIA PULLIFRONE, O: Juliet Jackson.

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under Champion VITALITY PE (Armani FC x Rommy), ridden by Nika Cornell for owner Maria Cornell.

Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ AATR Championship - Champion: Blessings Legacy (Aladdinnsblessing x Alantra), H: CASSANDRA FULLER, O: Fullers Par Excellence Farms; Reserve: Locked N Loded (LBA Lode Star x SR Praline), H: HILLARY BOOTHE, O: Hillary Boothe; Top Five: Khalid Kid (Allionce x Aris To Kaprys), H: KATIE RUSSELL, O: Russell Family Trust; BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escada MF), H: MICHELLE PEASEPAULSEN, O: Michelle Pease-Paulsen; SK Chocolate Roses (Schehrezade Obsidian x Roses and Banners), H: ANDREW NEEDHAMMER, O: Julia Needhammer. Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ 14-18 Championship - Champion: Baddbboy Too (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: DRUE LANDAY, O: Drue Landay; Reserve: Magnosabi (Ames Charisma x Iim So Sheik), H: GABRIELLE GREENBERG, O: Gabrielle Greenberg; Top Five: Ssinatra (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: KELSEY MCMAHAN, O: Kelsey McMahan; Bad Moon Risin LOA (Toi Soldier x Worthy Decision), H: SYDNEY DAZZO, O: Dazzo Arabians; Marttini (Hucklebey Berry x Sultans Mainshine), H: JOSHUA SHINO, O: Cate Wondrasek. Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 13 & Under Championship - Champion: Baddbboy Too (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), H: SYDNIE ST JEAN, O: Drue Landay; Reserve: Vitality PE (Armani FC x Rommy), H: NIKA CORNELL, O: Maria Cornell; Top Five: Windborne Bravada (Alada Baskin x Bagics Lil Audrey), H: KIERSTEN THIGPEN, O: Juliet Jackson; Nadir Ibn Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x WH

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Champion RAZZAMATAZ PE (Picazso x Neeltjemaria), ridden by Bailey Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

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HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Champion BUTTONS AND BOWS PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), ridden by Tory Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.

HA/AA Jumper ATR 1st Jump Off Champion GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), ridden by owner Ashley Wren.

HA/AA English Show Hack Champion LADYS MAN WH (Mamage x Lady Larda W), ridden by Todd Ehret for owner Dennis Miller.

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HA/AA English Show Hack AAOTR Champion HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.

HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Champion RADIANT SPLENDOUR (Mashant x Gaelic Fantasy), ridden by owner Alexandra Vinck.

So Rare), H: NINA LEONARD, O: Patricia DeAtley; Buttons And Bows PE (Armani FC x Sadinkie), H: MOLLY SCHWANZ, O: Pegasus Arabians. A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Over Obstacles ATR Championship Champion: DM Providance (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: KATHRYN DOYLE, O: Kathryn Doyle; Reserve: MBE Versace (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), H: KELLEY LONG, O: Jackie Alkin.

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume ATR Champion PENELOPE KREWSE (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), ridden by owner Nicole Krueger.

HA/AA Pleasure Driving Champion SS BOY GENIUS (TBO Beyboy Bask x Wild and Lovely PH), driven by Rene Ramirez for owner Penny Stuart.

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Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: Krystal LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), H: KACIA KAPELKE, O: Kacia Kapelke; Reserve: RSK Kodachrome (C A Hermoso x Two Plus Imastar), H: BALEIGH FAITH BUCHANAN, O: Kameron Buchanan; Top Five: IIBJustaLilWicked (Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), H: MACY DEAK, O: Laurie Martin; JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: QUINN EISENFELD, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; LMB Backdraft (Baske Afire x Cimarron’s Unforgettable), H: BRIANNA CHAMBERLAIN, O: Michael Brock. A/HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Championship - Champion: Wimpys Little Cat (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), H: VICTORIA ROE, O: Victoria Roe; Reserve: TR Rugby (Nariadni x HK Pamella), H: ALLYSON FURMAN, O: Winnifred Furman. A/HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under - Champion: TR Cockadoodledoo (Jaborrs Impack x Roosters Julie), H:

HA/AA Mounted Native Costume Champion PERSONALITY PE (Bucharest V x Olga), ridden by Suzette Johnson for owner Pegasus Arabians.

ATHENA NORTH, O: Athena North; Reserve: TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), H: TRENTYN POWELL, O: Silver Aspen Ranch; Top Five: TR Ima Rockin Kid (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), H: GRADY BYRNE, O: Equine Veterinary Services LLC.

Walk/Trot A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: SUMMER ROMANCE (Revelry x Romance and Roses), H: Megan Mathews, O: Marianne Mathews; Reserve: BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), H: Anna Landsman, O: Mary Bowden; Top Five: NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei), H: Brianna Chamberlain, O: Laurie Martin; RJS GOOD TA GO (Allience x SCR Bey Desiray), H: Baleigh Faith Buchanan, O: Jackie Lynn Alford; KNIGHT HOPE (MC Sir Hope x RM Dancing Queen), H: Salma Ramirez, O: Arturo Ramirez. A/HA/AA English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: NEVERLAND (Aploz x Heavenlei), H: Brianna Chamberlain, O: Laurie Martin; Reserve: GOOD GHAZI LOA (El Ghazi x Love Me Tonight), H: Perry Elle Heathcott, O: Sherry Ballah. A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship Champion: BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), H: Anna Landsman, O: Mary Bowden; Reserve: SUMMER ROMANCE (Revelry x Romance and Roses), H: Megan Mathews, O: Marianne Mathews; Top Five: STRAPLESS (Baske Afire x Callaways


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HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving Champion TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), driven by Shannon Beethe for owner Diane Allen.

Princess Eugenia), H: Quinn Eisenfeld, O: Lori Roush; KNIGHT HOPE (MC Sir Hope x RM Dancing Queen), H: Salma Ramirez, O: Arturo Ramirez; RJS GOOD TA GO (Allience x SCR Bey Desiray), H: Baleigh Faith Buchanan, O: Jackie Lynn Alford. A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), H: Baleigh Faith Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; Reserve: KW SCARLETTS TARA (Wolf x TC Scarlett Ohara), H: Georgina Ramirez, O: Kristine Walker; Top Five: BUENOS AIRES PGA (Khadraj NA x TR Evita), H: Avery Reed, O: Amy Reed; T DYAMI (C-Gwalawi x Mafancy), H: Sabrina Barclay, O: Neilly Parris; JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Quinn Eisenfeld, O: Quinn Eisenfeld. A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Championship - Champion: IIBJUSTALILWICKED (Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), H: Macy Deak, O: Laurie Martin; Reserve: KRYSTAL LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), H: Kacia Kapelke, O: Kacia Kapelke; Top Five: JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Quinn Eisenfeld, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; RSK KODACHROME (C A Hermoso x Two Plus Imastar), H: Baleigh Faith Buchanan, O: Kameron Buchanan; LMB BACKDRAFT (Baske Afire x Cimarron’s Unforgettable), H: Brianna Chamberlain, O: Michael Brock. A/HA/AA Western Trail Horse Walk/Jog 10 & Under Championship - Champion: IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), H: Sydney Van Pelt, O:

HA/AA Country Pleasure Driving ATD Champion TC MATADOR (Zodiac Matador x Love Me Love Me Not), driven by owner Diane Allen.

HA/AA Reining Junior Horse and Futurity Open Champion WERE DUN JOHNNY (Were Dun x BSF Fiona), ridden by Crystal McNutt-Brock for owner Susan Lefevre-Friedman.

Jessica Bein; Reserve: JS SERINAH (CW Bravado x Ambaretta), H: Quinn Eisenfeld, O: Quinn Eisenfeld; Top Five: OVERDUNIT (Hollywood Dun It x Ra-Bon Shaman), H: Sydney Van Pelt, O: Jessica Bein; WH IMA DELIGHT (Ima Benchmark x WH Sheer Delight), H: McKenzie Randall, O: Wilms Family Revocable Trust.

Dressage Arabian Dressage Intro Level Test B JTR 10 & Under Champion - Champion: KRYSTAL LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), H: Kacia Kapelke, O: Kacia Kapelke; Reserve: TAMAR DESERT WIND (Ptron x Evening Fire KA), H: Kacia Kapelke, O: Kacia Kapelke. Arabian Dressage Training Level Test 3 Champion - Champion: BEAUNAFIDE PRINCESS (Beaunafide Bey x Diamonts Princess), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Maren Cochran; Reserve: MEISTERS TRIBUTE (Meistermind x Muscats Escapade), H: Mariah Wilson, O: Jocelyn Davis; Top Five: RIO BALOOS MELODY (MFA Hullabaloo x Final Khorus), H: Michele Fertig, O: Kathy Klein; SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; CARAVAGIO (Gazal Al Shaqab x My Sweet Lourdes), H: Meghan Ryan, O: Meghan Ryan. HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 Champion - Champion: LARTIZ GYPSY BELLE (Supreme La-Ritz x MX Tiana), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Debra Sumner; Reserve: TL KATRINA (Sieger x VP Caravelle), H: Hector Sierra, O: Mary Lou Houge.

HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR and Western Horsemanship AATR Champion BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escada MF), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.

HA/AA Reining Maturity Non-Pro 2nd Go Champion HH IN LIVING COLOR (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by Megan Callan for owner James Callan.

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HA/AA Western Trail Horse Champion CATARIKA (The Catalyst x Miss Salonika), ridden by Dolly Wallace for owner Bob James.

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HA/AA Western Trail Horse JTR 18 & Under Champion THE BUCK STOPS HERE (Cat Man Dooley x Bookra Gentry), ridden by Kaylee Atkinson for owner Christi Mattson.

HA/AA Hunter Hack Champion MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), ridden by Jackie Alkin for owner Diann Wuttke.

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HA/AA Western Trail Horse Junior Horse Champion RCC FRIAR TUCK (Cashmere MA x Lil Red Riding Hood), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Robyn Meyer.

HA/AA Western Trail Horse AATR Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by Tamara Tozer-Wald for owner Jessica Bein.

A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 AATR Champion - Champion: SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; Reserve: CARAVAGIO (Gazal Al Shaqab x My Sweet Lourdes), H: Meghan Ryan, O: Meghan Ryan; Top Five: KS MISS EMILY (Silverado Bey x Ssbasenka), H: Sarah Boothe, O: Sarah Boothe; LOCKED N LODED (LBA Lode Star x SR Praline), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; BEAUNAFIDE PRINCESS (Beaunafide Bey x Diamonts Princess), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran.

RHYTHM IN BEY (Bey Oro x Modern Age), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Dianna Smith.

A/HA/AA Dressage Training Level Test 3 JTR 18 & Under Champion - Champion: MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), H: Kelley Long, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: ZANZYBAR (Juventus x JK Raset), H: Amanda Southerly, O: Lois Whittington; Top Five: DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: Kathryn Doyle, O: Kathryn Doyle; CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, O: Hannah Hiland; FORTUNES FATE (Fortunado x Mataree), H: Megan Manning, O: Megan Manning.

A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 JTR 18 & Under Champion- Champion: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr; Reserve: ZANZYBAR (Juventus x JK Raset), H: Amanda Southerly, O: Lois Whittington; Top Five: CRF BARENAKED LADY (Brass x Lady Gambler), H: Hannah Hiland, O: Hannah Hiland; DM PROVIDANCE (Promotion x BB Belle V), H: Kathryn Doyle, O: Kathryn Doyle; PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Katelynn Henderson.

A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 Champion - Champion: BEY REMINISHANCE (WW Rendishahn x Gamine SRD), H: Julie Sodowsky, O: Antoinette Crowther; Reserve: PFLICKAA (Mr Chips x Psynderella), H: Shari PattersonBlaylock, O: Anne Allison; Top Five: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Maren Cochran; RAIN CHANCE (Ptron x Bara Regina), H: Shea Johnson, O: Diane Avery;

A/HA/AA Dressage First Level Test 3 AATR Champion - Champion: LOCKED N LODED (LBA Lode Star x SR Praline), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; Reserve: DM VIVID KHEMISTRY (Khemberry Bey V x GT Vixen), H: Maren Cochran, O: Maren Cochran; Top Five: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; KS MISS EMILY (Silverado Bey x Ssbasenka), H: Sarah Boothe, O: Sarah Boothe.

A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level Test 3 Champion - Champion: DANCIN UP A STORM (Storm The Castle x Fiaal Khorus), H: Missy Gilliland, O: Debra Sumner; Reserve: PFLICKAA (Mr Chips x Psynderella), H: Shari PattersonBlaylock, O: Anne Allison; Top Five: BEY REMINISHANCE (WW Rendishahn x Gamine SRD), H: Julie Sodowsky, O: Antoinette Crowther; RAIN CHANCE


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(Ptron x Bara Regina), H: Shea Johnson, O: Diane Avery; RHYTHM IN BEY (Bey Oro x Modern Age), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Dianna Smith. A/HA/AA Dressage Second Level Test 3 ATR Champion - Champion: LJS SUBLIME (Scimitar x BA Aprils Folly), H: Amy Ayres, O: Amy Ayres; Reserve: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr; Top Five: CJA DEBBONHEIR (The Million Heir x CJA Lorelei), H: Jodi Reynolds, O: Jodi Reynolds; PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Katelynn Henderson. A/HA/AA Dressage Third Level Test 3 ATR Champion - Champion: KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe. A/HA/AA Dressage Fourth Level Test 3 ATR Champion - Champion: KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; Reserve: TE OMEGA (Mashant x Ecatherine), H: Madison Denbrock, O: Linda Holcomb-Denbrock. A/HA/AA Dressage Prix St. Georges Champion - Champion: MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (Man of the Ring x Fire Sign DA), H: Tami George, O: Tami George.

HA/AA Hunter Hack AATR Champion NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), ridden by owner Marian Conrad LaLonde.

HA/AA Hunter Hack JTR Champion RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), ridden by Hannah McCann for owner Jackie Alkin.

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Arabian Sport Horse Mare JTH Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH JESSICA (Bremervale Andronicus x Reem Al Fala), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: ANSA FRANISCA (Bremervale Andronicus x AM Fanci Frisca), H: Sara Kerr, O: Mark Miller; Top Five: AM HER MAJESTY ARIEL (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah HRH Domaine), H: Madeline Jahns, O: Bazy Tankersley; AM HEY YOU STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Dream Playmate), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Gelding JTH Championship - Champion: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Babre Rosemary), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley; Reserve: AM VICTORY PARADE (AM Power Raid x AM Lightening Raid), H: Madeline Jahns, O: Bazy Tankersley; Top Five: AL-MARAH RENO (AM Chance Command x Reem Al Fala), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley; FOR GOODNESS JAKES RS (Jake Jamaal JCA x SC Chipawa Chinks), H: Ashley McKinney, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; AM INDEED A STAR (AM Good Oldboy x Bremervale Anitaa), H: Sara Kerr, O: Bazy Tankersley. Purebred Under Saddle Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: ST SHAAMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), H: Anna Filleti, O: Fred and Jean Filleti Family Trust; Reserve: SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie

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HA/AA Hunter Hack Junior Horse Champion GLAMOR SHOT (Showgun PGN x Pamela), ridden by owner Kristin Hardin.

HA/AA Regular Working Hunter Champion GALILEO (Alota Gator Bait x Beau’s Star Ruler), ridden by owner Ashley Wren.

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HA/AA Regular Working Hunter JTR 18 & Under Champion MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), ridden by Kelley Long for owner Jackie Alkin.

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HA/AA Green Working Hunter Champion PIAFFS PRIDE (Piaff PASB x Elegant Lady), ridden by owner Kristin Hardin.

HA/AA Modified Hunter ATR Champion SUNOVAGUN (Showgun PGN x Gidget), ridden by Zacko Hardin for owner Kristin Hardin.

Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; Top Five: AL MARAH FEISTY STAR (AM Good Oldboy x AM Misty Dream), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Bazy Tankersley; RIO BALOOS MELODY (MFA Hullabaloo x Final Khorus), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Kathy Klein; JERIKO MP (Jake Jamaal JCA x BST Auburn), H: Maya Isabela Chavez, O: Carlos Chavez.

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HA/AA Cutting Open and Cutting Horse $5,000 Novice Horse Champion SHINY BUTTONS (Goodtime Shine x Buttonns and Bows), ridden by Amy Wilms for owner Wilms Family Revocable Trust.

HA/AA Cutting Horse Non-Pro Champion BUG MY BUCKS (Zee Mega Bucks x Cute As A Buggins), ridden by owner Karen Batt.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: LOCKED N LODED (LBA Lode Star x SR Praline), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; Reserve: FOR GOODNESS JAKES RS (Jake Jamaal JCA x SC Chipawa Chinks), H: Nicole Curry, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; Top Five: NF AXL (Bremervale Andronicus x NM Mirabella), H: Trish Nelson, O: Trish Nelson; AM HER MAJESTY ARIEL (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah HRH Domaine), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley; AM MAGESTIC DEAN (Almarah Mr Dream x Al-Marah HRH Domaine), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Bazy Tankersley. Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), H: Dakoda Mower, O: Laughing Dog Ranch; Reserve: SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; Top Five: ALI BALOO (MFA Hullabaloo x Torjete), H: Diana Vance, O: Diana Vance; ENVITATION ONLY (Allience x Eldara), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Miki Couchoud; AM HER MAJESTY ARIEL (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah HRH Domaine), H: Wendy Davis, O: Bazy Tankersley.

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HA/AA Limited Reined Cow Horse Champion TR IMA ROCKIN KID (Ima Dun Kid x Portena), ridden by Jessica Bein for owner Equine Veterinary Services LLC.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: LLC VERSYN (Versace x MS Symphonie), H: Sawyer Kieler, O: Sawyer Kieler; Reserve: JERIKO MP (Jake Jamaal JCA x BST Auburn), H: Maya Isabela Chavez, O: Carlos Chavez; Top Five: CR KIDD ROCK (Trevor VF x MWF Romantyka), H: Ashley McKinney, O: Rancho Sonado LLC; NO DOUBTT (Afire Bey V x Summer Flame), H: Nicole Davis, O: Mariah Wilson; RAIN CHANCE (Ptron x Bara Regina), H: Sarah Duncan, O: Diane Avery. Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), H: Debbie Canaday, O: Debbie Canaday; Reserve: AM CHOSE OTHELLO (Bremervale Andronicus x Babre Rosemary), H: Brooke Fuchs, O: Bazy Tankersley; Top Five: KS MISS EMILY (Silverado Bey x Ssbasenka), H: Sarah Boothe, O: Sarah Boothe; AH BROOKLIN (Revelry x AH Amorette), H: Marian Conrad LaLonde, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde; CJA DEBBONHEIR (The Million Heir x CJA Lorelei), H: Jodi Reynolds, O: Jodi Reynolds. Half-Arabian Halter

HA/AA Sport Horse Mare JTH Championship - Champion: MOXBERRY BEY (Khemberry Bey V x Simply Moxie), H: Kaylee Atkinson, O: Molly Madden. HA/AA Sport Horse Gelding JTH Championship - Champion: AL-MARAH OLIVER TWIST (AM Good Oldboy x Queen Christine), H: Sara Kerr, O: Paula Nelson; Reserve: WITTLE PRANK STAR (Good Ol Boy x Farnely’s Lottie Da), H:


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Halter Showmanship AATH Champion MICHELLE PEASE-PAULSEN, owner of BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x Escada MF).

Claire Cadwallader, O: A.J. Schlatter Flynn; Top Five: RHYTHM IN BEY (Bey Oro x Modern Age), H: Sara Kerr, O: Dianna Smith. Half-Arabian Under Saddle

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Championship - Champion: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Jackie Alkin, O: Diann Wuttke; Reserve: KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; Top Five: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Katelynn Henderson; SK CHOCOLATE ROSES (Schehrezade Obsidian x Roses and Banners), H: Andrew Needhammer, O: Julia Needhammer; NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Denise Krause, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Championship - Champion: ZIP TO MY LU (Tezmar Bey x Zip N Slide DT), H: Kristin Hardin, O: Cathy Griffin; Reserve: SOREALL (Allionce x Soleya), H: Todd Ehret, O: Lorna Harron. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Championship - Champion: MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), H: Michele Fertig, O: Diann Wuttke; Reserve: ZIP TO MY LU (Tezmar Bey x Zip N Slide DT), H: Dakoda Mower, O: Cathy Griffin; Top Five: PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 14-18 Champion MOLLY MADDEN, owner of Yes Sir Eee Bob (O Key Dough Key x SX Celisse).

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 11-13 Champion VANESSA PEDREGON with WC Center Stage (Psymadre x CT Pina Colada), for owner Mary Lou Jones.

W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Katelynn Henderson; KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; NF MISS SCARLETT SLEW (Ara x APM Starr Struckk), H: Marian Conrad LaLonde, O: Marian Conrad LaLonde. HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Championship - Champion: MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), H: Kelley Long, O: Jackie Alkin; Reserve: RS MERCURY (SDA Silver Legend x Vagabonds Finale), H: Hannah McCann, O: Jackie Alkin; Top Five: MOXBERRY BEY (Khemberry Bey V x Simply Moxie), H: Molly Madden, O: Molly Madden; PSF EXCLAMATION (Awesome Knight x W-M Regina), H: Katelynn Henderson, O: Katelynn Henderson; LGR WICKEDSHAI BEAUTY (Extremely Shai x LGR Moriah), H: Christina Schultz, O: Christina Schultz. HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Championship - Champion: KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), H: Hillary Boothe, O: Hillary Boothe; Reserve: CITIE SLICKER (Crimson N Smoke x Breathless Mahonney), H: Sara Kerr, O: Sara Kerr; Top Five: CH BOY BLUE (Negociant x CH Kherida), H: Gail Thomas, O: Gail Thomas; CHEMICAL REACTION (The Color of Fame x Calysta), H: Miki Couchoud, O: Miki Couchoud.

Youth Halter Showmanship JTH 10 & Under Champion QUINN EISENFELD, owner of JS Serinah (CW Bravado x Ambaretta).

Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 Champion AMANDA BURNS, owner of Zees Mega Sweet (Zee Mega Bucks x Sweet Eternal Star).

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A/HA/AA Western Seat Equitation Walk/Jog JTR 10 & Under Champion AVERY REED with Buenos Aires PGA (Khadraj NA x TR Evita), for owner Amy Reed.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 14-17 Champion DRUE LANDAY, owner of Baddbboy Too (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant).

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A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under Champion ABBEY WEISS with KF Lord Of The Dance (KF Mark’s Majesty x River Dance NA), for owner Shannon Beethe.

Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot JTR 10 & Under Champion MEGAN MATHEWS with Summer Romance (Revelry x Romance and Roses), for owner Marianne Mathews.

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A/HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Champion MARY MAG WILSON, owner of DC One Man Show (Baske Afire x CR Simply Marvelous).

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Over Obstacles ATR Champion KATHRYN DOYLE, owner of DM Providance (Promotion x BB Belle V).

Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ AATR Champion CASSANDRA FULLER with Blessings Legacy (Aladdinnsblessing x Alantra), for owner Fullers Par Excellence Farms.

A/HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 13 & Under Champion SYDNIE ST. JEAN with Baddbboy Too (Mexico V x Too Too Arrogant), for owner Drue Landay.

Hunter Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion KACIA KAPELKE, owner of Krystal LOA (Krewe x Caramacs First Lady).


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A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/ Trot 10 & Under Champion BAYWATCH (DW Bonfire x A Lovely Day), ridden by Anna Landsman for owner Mary Bowden.

A/HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Champion IIBJUSTALILWICKED ( Justafire DGL x AH Wicked Ways), ridden by Macy Deak for owner Laurie Martin.

A/HA/AA Western Trail Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion IM DESTINEES HOBBY (Como Chex Hobby x Oasis Destinee), ridden by Sydney Van Pelt for owner Jessica Bein.

A/HA/AA Western Pleasure Walk/Jog 10 & Under Champion E-SWEETWATERGYPSY (Dionicio x Tiecia), ridden by Baleigh Faith Buchanan for owner Kameron Buchanan.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion ST SHAAMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), ridden by Anna Filleti for owner Fred and Jean Filleti Family Trust.

A/HA/AA Dressage Prix St. George Champion MA SIGN OF THE TIMES (Man of the Ring x Fire Sign DA), ridden by owner Tami George.

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

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion LOCKED N LODED (LBA Lode Star x SR Praline), ridden by owner Hillary Boothe.

Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion HR HI LYTER (BA Bey Elation x HR Dancin Fame), ridden by Dakoda Mower for owner Laughing Dog Ranch.

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Arabian Sport Horse Show Hack Champion SSHAQ (Sshameless x DE Naztravia), ridden by owner Debbie Canaday.

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Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion LLC VERSYN (Versace x MS Symphonie), ridden by owner Sawyer Kieler.

HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse Champion ZIP TO MY LU (Tezmar Bey x Zip N Slide DT), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Cathy Griffin.

HA/AA Sport Horse Show Hack Champion KHALENA ROYALE (I Am Graf Royal x Georgias Khalena), ridden by owner Hillary Boothe.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR Champion MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), ridden by Michele Fertig for owner Diann Wuttke.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Champion MAGIC ENCHANTRESS AD (Magic Domino AHS x Schoness), ridden by Jackie Alkin for owner Diann Wuttke.

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HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Champion MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), ridden by Kelley Long for owner Jackie Alkin.

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2013 suMMer sale offering

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1. BENEDITO BEY SMA — 2007 Dark Grey Gelding By National Champion Brandon Bey JCA+ and out of Onapar. Benedito is big, solid and striking! He attracts attention from judges and trainers alike wherever he goes. Benedito wins in both Open and Amateur Western Pleasure, and happily packs a little kid around in Walk /Trot. He has multiple Championships in different Regions and multiple Scottsdale Top Tens. In 2012 Beni went Region 7 Res Champion W. Pl. Jr. Horse with Tommy Garland. He is handsome in the bridle. This gelding is a National caliber performer who is soft, dependable and eager to please. Sweepstakes. 2. FOR GOODNESS JAkES RS — 2009 Chestnut Gelding By Multi-National Champion Jake Jamaal JCA +/ and out of our Reserve National Champion Working Cow Horse SC Chipawa Chinks (Desperado V x Carnation). Jake is a great mover. He is athletic, steady, and his pretty red color attracts attention in the performance ring. They love him in Sport Horse, but he wins in Western Pleasure and Hunt too. He has an affectionate, gentle personality. Sweepstakes.

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3. CHECk THIS OuT — 2004 Palomino Half-Arabian Mare This beautiful mare is by NRHA Hall of Fame stallion Nu Chex To Cash. This mare made a stunning show debut taking Reserve Champion in Sport Horse under Saddle as well as 1st in HA/AA Sport Horse In-Hand ATR. She is fancy in Western Pleasure and Trail. She is happy in the ring or on the trail. She loves kids and lead line or walk/trot. Great youth horse. 4. CR kIDD ROCk — 2001 Bay Arabian Gelding Trvor VF x MWF Romantyka. kidd is super soft and light. This sweet guy’s ability will really put you where you want to be in the show pen. He is a kind and affectionate horse who is looking for a family with lots of love to give. kidd is a great ATR and JTR horse. He is showing in reining, trail and western horsemanship. He loves attention and will stand all day long for grooming sessions.

for information contact: Courtney spicer, trainer/Mgr. 520.990.8763 P.O. Box 7 • Sahuarita, AZ 85629 • 3155 W. Elephant Head Rd., Amado, AZ 85645 courtney.ranchosonado@greenvalleypecan.com

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nicole Curry, trainer/Mgr. 805-883-8457 1475 edison street, santa ynez, Ca 93460 nicolecurryrso@hotmail.com • www.nicolecurryshowhorses.com

happy horse owners shop at ranCho sonado! Joan & Corie MitChell new owners of Calypso pe (piCtured right) “we are all in love with Calypso here and it has been a beautiful match. The owner is a 10-year-old girl that has been taking lessons for over a year and a half and was ready to step up to the right show horse!” la dolCe Cavallo ranCh new owners of neiMan JCa+ (piCtured left) “we all love neiman. showing is easy for him & we trail ride him too!”


agraCie girl v+++// 2013 region 7 Champion trail aotr (sundance Kid v++ x amazing grace v) ChiCago Chaps rs 2013 region 7 res-Champion trail aotr (Jullyen el Jamaal x sC Chipawa Chinks) with owners dick & nan walden

pictured left to right: dick walden riding Chicago Chaps rs, nicole Curry, nan walden aboard Multi-national Champion agracie girl v+++//, Courtney spicer, Meranda scott & sarah shawcroft

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rancho soñado offers performance arabians and half-arabians for sale as well as quality training, riding lessons, stall and pasture boarding facilities and commercial cattle. all breeds are welcome at both of our facilities, and we love amateurs of all ages. whether you are new to horses or a seasoned showman, we have special horses that will be your most trusted partners!

Courtney spicer, trainer/Mgr. 520.990.8763 Owners Dick & Nan Walden nicole Curry, trainer/Mgr. 805.325.9278 P.O. Box 7 • Sahuarita, AZ 85629 with Scottsdale & National Champions 1475 edison street, santa ynez, Ca 93460 two lovely, two lovely, full serviCe full faCilities Cool, in Cool, green Stars And StripesserviCe SF+/faCilities and Agracie Girl Vin +++/ nicole green Curry show horses 3155 W. Elephant Head Rd. Amado, AZ 85645

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From The Table by Jeff Tracy Many years ago I was asked to judge the Estes Park Arabian Horse show that was held during the 4th of July holiday. Being asked to judge Estes Park was always a highlight on a judge’s resume. It was steeped in Arabian horse show history and lore, many famous horses having graced those hallowed fairgrounds over the years. Estes, as it was known, sits high atop the Rocky Mountains and is the gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park. The elevation is a bit over 7,500 feet so the weather can change very quickly at that altitude (another 500 feet and you might see Saint Peter and a very large gate)! Record high temperatures in July are in the low 90’s. The lows are really low, around 21 degrees. I am fairly certain I was there the year that record was set.

Never fear, being a seasoned judge, I would just throw on some sweats and a sweater. As I opened my suitcases I became aware of my second surprise of the night, the contents of the two cases were not mine. They were, in fact, samples of ladies lingerie, the Victoria Secrettype of lingerie. Black, thin, many open area’s and not designed for someone built like myself. I know this creates a very bad visual to say the least, but keep it to yourself. I already heard all the jokes and wisecracks years ago. Madonna would have loved this stuff.

It was a beautiful day flying in to Denver and landing at the new DIA (Denver International Airport). The luggage belts were even up and working so my two suitcases were there in a flash and out to the shuttle for the trek up the mountain. I checked in and went to my room where, to my surprise, it was colder inside than outside and the heater did not work, but the air conditioning did, in fact it worked extremely well.

Shrimp Salad

3 tbsp. and 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 lemon cut into quarters 4 pounds large shrimp in the shell (16-20 shrimp per pound) 2 cups good mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 2 tbsp. White wine or white wine vinegar 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 6 tbsp. minced fresh dill 1 cup minced red onion (1 onion) 3 cups minced celery (6 stalks) Bring 5 quarts of water, 3 tablespoons salt and the lemon to a boil in a large saucepan. Add half the shrimp and reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered for only 3 minutes or until the

shrimp are barely cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon to a bowl of cold water. Bring the water back to a boil and repeat with the remaining shrimp. Let cool; then peel, and devein shrimp. In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, wine or vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and dill. Combine with the peeled shrimp. Add the red onion and celery and check the seasonings. Serve or cover and refrigerate for a few hours. Makes 12 servings

This did present a bit of a problem; not only was I freezing but I had nothing to wear to judge in and I certainly could not wear what was in my bag. Morning came none too soon, and I met my ring mistress in the lobby wearing my jeans and the golf shirt I came in, and my favorite golf cap. At least my head would be somewhat warm. I quickly explained what happened and off to the show we went. I will tell you that I had spent some Volume 44, No. 1 | 155


phone time with the baggage folks from United Airlines at that point, and found out that my luggage had gone to Belize and they should be back within a couple of days. Terrific, good news always makes me happy. At the show, I purchased a commemorative sweatshirt in the largest size available. I’m fairly certain the sweatshirt was manufactured by the same folks who make Barbie and Ken’s outfits for Mattel. The XL size would be a bit snug on any of the seven dwarfs. Have I mentioned that the ambient temperature at the time was somewhere in the neighborhood of a Popsicle.

Cheater Beans

2 – 28 oz. cans of baked beans (I prefer Bush Beans, original or Maple flavored) 3/4 cup brownulated sugar (you can use regular brown sugar if you wish) 4 oz. chopped cooked bacon 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 1 tablespoon A-1 Steak Sauce 1/3 cup chopped onions Optional: For additional zing you can add horseradish, Pepperoncini juice, or mustard. Drain the sauce from the beans, rinse under water and place in a Pyrex baking dish. Add the brownulated sugar, bacon,

Worcestershire, A-1, and onions. Mix well. If you like a little zip in your baked beans use one of the options listed above; personally I like the juice from Pepperoncini peppers (Mezzetta brand is my favorite). Bake at 275 degrees for 2-3 hours. Note: I put three to four strips of cooked bacon on the top of the beans for the last 1-1/2 hours.

Raspberry Pretzel Dessert Many thanks to Marion Toop (Grandma Toop) for sharing this recipe with me many years ago! 9 oz. Cool Whip 8 oz. cream cheese 1 cup powdered sugar 6 oz. raspberry Jell-O 2 cups boiling water 2 10 oz. pkgs frozen raspberries 2 cups fresh blueberries

Filling: Whip cream cheese and powdered sugar. Spread over crust. Mix Jello and water. Add raspberries and pour over cream cheese. Chill. Top with Cool Whip and garnish with raspberries and blueberries. Crust: 1 ½ cups crushed pretzels ½ cup sugar ½ cup butter Mix and bake at 375 for 5 minutes—no longer. Cool.

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Grilling a Rib Eye

• Make sure your rib eyes are at least 1-inch to 1-1/2 inches thick, with bright red color and good marbling. • Bring steak to room temperature; this can take up to two hours before grilling. • Season with salt and pepper or steak seasoning at least 30 minutes before grilling. • Preheat grill to 500-550 degrees. You know your own grill and the potential hot spots for flare-ups. • Make sure the grill is clean and slightly oiled before placing the steak on it. This will help the steak cook from all angles and sear in juices.

Mock Tenders

• Cook rib eye steak with lid down for 4-5 minutes. Keep the lid closed unless you see large flames shooting out the side. • Flip steak after 4-5 minutes using tongs. Do not use a fork as it will let out all of the juices you are trying to keep in. Grill 4-5 minutes on this side. This should give you a rare steak. Add two minutes a side more for medium rare. Any more than that and you will be eating an old work boot!

Mock tenders are really a small chuck steak. Grill them the same way as any other steak.

favorite steak seasoning approximately 30 minutes before grilling.

Make sure the mock tender you choose has good marbling. Rub the mock tenders with your

Very tender, very tasty and a lot less money!

Oh well, I had been in worse conditions to judge, although none came to mind at that instant. As the show started, is was plain to see the usual suspects were there. Mangan, Teague, Bowman, Johnson, Weigner and the rest of the Region 8 band of marauders. I would at least see some good horses. By morning break, one of the vendors had opened their doors and I was able to purchase a coat, an Australian oilskin rain coat, but none the less a coat. I think my body temperature rose at least six degrees. At lunch I was able to go shopping in downtown Estes Park and buy jeans, shirts, socks, etc. Things were looking up, or so I thought. Estes Park is historic for having a real trail course. Not poles, plywood and cones, but a real trail course on the side of a mountain where the judge had to move around more than the horses. Brush, hills, standing and running water, along with an occasional critter made for an interesting afternoon. Did I mention I had one pair of shoes, tennis shoes, to judge in? Remember my other clothes were on holiday in Belize. After the trail class, not only did my new jeans need a dry cleaner, but I desperately needed to be re-shod in the most serious of terms. Estes Park was a four day show then and each day brought with it case studies in meteorology. We had, and I’m not making this up, snow, rain, hail, wind, dust storms, along with temperatures in the high 80’s before the show was over. Nothing like having frostbite and sunstroke in a four-day period. The show was actually really fun to judge and the people were great for the most part (except for the kind soul who complained about me being dressed inappropriately).

At night while I was trying to figure out how to insulate my motel room door to keep the frost from forming on the inside, I would watch the fireworks show over the lake in front of the building. The geese were not too happy, but the two legged mammals loved it. Late on Saturday my luggage re-appeared from Belize, and I sent Victoria and our secrets packing to Florida where they lived quietly in a gated community for retired burlesque performers. No, I did not bring any souvenirs home to my wife if you are wondering. Estes Park had a tradition of quality horses, fun classes with an interesting dynamic of people. It also was a great way to spend the 4th of July if you have to be away from your family. I don’t know how the show measures up today because I’ve not been there in years, but when I was lucky enough to judge there, it was history during the day and fireworks at night. If you closed your eyes, you could envision the greats from yesteryear performing in that ring. I had some great meals in Estes Park, not like the BBQs we have at home on the 4th, but excellent just the same. With that, I’m sharing some tried and true favorite recipes from Independence Day parties. They are easy and fairly quick to make. Just have fun and remember why we’re celebrating this holiday. I hope you have a great 4th with friends and family. -JT P.S. Estes Park was the only show that I ever received a letter from one of our Judges Commissioners. It seems that our commish at the time, Michael Brown, received a complaint that I was inappropriately dressed to judge a show. The biggest infraction was apparently that I was wearing tennis shoes. I have always wondered if the complainant worked for Victoria Secret. n Volume 44, No. 1 | 157


Mark Miller Jumps In The Saddle with Changing Of The Guard At Al-Marah

Innovation, Preservation and Arabian Horses Continue a Legacy Hand-in-Hand with Entertainment by ELIZABETH MCCALL You could say Mark Miller’s taken up his own kind of Roman riding. Galloping with one foot atop his Orlando-based equine entertainment dinner attraction Arabian Nights, and the other firmly planted at AlMarah LLC, carrying on the legacy of the world-famous Al-Marah Arabian in Tucson, established by his mother, the late Bazy Tankersley. “I literally grew up in the Arabian horse industry,” says Miller, a Chicago native, who was born one month after AlMarah’s foundation stallion Indraff (Raffles’ son) arrived at his mother’s. Miller also grew up surrounded by horse world and entertainment luminaries at large, who often laid over at AlMarah while touring, during the quarter century when the farm was located near Washington, DC. And, yes, Miller really did ride Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger!

horses with millions of visitors since opening Arabian Nights for business on leap day, February 29, 1988. “When I built Arabian Nights 25 years ago, I wanted to make a showplace for the herd of Arabian horses that has been part of my family for 70 years,” notes Miller, who had the foresight to choose an Orlando location just minutes from Disney World when it was still in its infancy.

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“It was once written that Mother’s eye was always on tomorrow,” adds Miller, who shares the talent and trait. He’s in the final phase of developing a new production for launch at Arabian Nights this summer (while the current show continues without interruption), on top of keeping the Al-Marah flame burning bright. Miller remarks, “My mother dedicated the majority of her life to preserving and improving one band of horses. 2014 will be the Mark and AM Ben Dream (Dreamazon x Tsea Note). 200th year they have been a herd, “Bazy was always full of innovative and I am the 6th person in only the ways to bring Arabian horses not 3rd family to have the honor of keeping them together.” only into the mainstream of the horse industry, but Miller, who owns Al-Marah LLC, explains, “I have been also into the mainstream of American life. And, she told they are the oldest, privately-owned, continuously remained to the end, a person who never bred a horse to bred band of horses in the world.” please anyone, but Bazy,” reflects Miller, who’s devoted his own life to preserving equestrian arts and sharing


Like their Arabian ancestors, travel lies in the future. “Over the next two years, the Al-Marah herd will once again relive its nomadic roots and migrate from Tucson, Arizona, to Kissimmee, Florida,” says Miller, who lives near Orlando (meanwhile, breeding operations are continuing and competition horses are making their rounds on the show circuit). “Jerry Hamilton, my mother’s longest tenured employee ever, now 32 years and counting, will help me keep Bazy’s vision alive and create horses she would be proud to call Al-Marah Arabians.”

~ The largest family-owned and operated entertainment business in Central Florida, Arabian Nights features a cast of 50 horses and 20 human Mark aboard Al-Marah Quebec alongside his mother, Bazy, on Al-Marah Canadian Beau.

performers in a 90-minute dinner show performed without intermission, 365 days a year. Founded by Mark Miller in 1988, Arabian Nights is located in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida, just moments from Disney World. Devoted to preserving equestrian arts, Arabian Nights is a “sister company” to Al-Marah LLC.

photo by Patricia Szilagyi.

Established by the late Bazy Tankersley, Al-Marah Arabians celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2012. Carl Raswan, author of the book Drinkers of the Wind, named her Tucson, Ariz. Farm, Al-Marah, Arabic for “The Oasis”. Known for producing national champions in all divisions to Tevis Cup contenders, Al-Marah continues Bazy’s mission to produce the best Arabians possible. Classic beauty, amenable dispositions and athletic ability, are stated priorities for Al-Marah Arabians For Arabian Nights tickets and information, visit www.arabian-nights.com. Stay tuned to www.al-marah.com for upcoming news about Al-Marah and its legendary herd. n Mark and AM Sand Piper (Al-Marah Quebec x Al-Marah Xanthium).

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Nikki, you make us smile every day. We are very proud of you! — Mom & Dad

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And she’s bringing it to Albuquerque!

Crescent Creek Farms - Mike & Robin Porter Weatherford, Texas • 917.594.7027 - www. crescentcreekfarms.com

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Versatility at Youth Nationals Allison c e d e r b e r g DC Khustum maDe

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Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18

touCh of Jamaal CB Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18

Thank you, Cynthia Burkman, for your support!

Crimson illusion Half-Arabian Hunter Equitation 14-18

Thank you to Ricci & Stephanie Desiderio for allowing me to show "Lewie".

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albuquerque bound!

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Revelation JF

"I don't take my life too seriously, but I do take what I do - in my life - seriously." -Audrey Hepburn Proud parents: Tom & Liz Moore

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Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. —Arnold H. Glasow

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Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

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Milady LOA

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Proud parents: Mark & Londa Hipp

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Working hard is important, but there's something that matters even more: believing in yourself.

Proud parents: Tom & Lyn Deloatch

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VHTC Sales Offerings

LV Springloaded

LV SPRINGLOADED - “GIZMO” (Maple Hills Hot Spots x Chase The Clouds) This 13-year-old Half-Arabian has been a steller country, show hack, and equitation horse. He is now being shown by a walk/trot rider and is the epitome of desired manners and frame. $20,000

Black Tie Affaire

BLACK TIE AFFAIRE+// (Apollopalooza x Reindance FSF) This 11-year-old Half-Arabian gelding knows the ropes and has the pedigree to prove it. A two-time national reserve champion, seventeen-time national top ten winner and regional champion in country and show hack, let him do the same for you! $25,000 CHIHULY (Baske Afire x UF Starfire’s Salute) Top Ten Half-Arabian country horse; seasoned and ready for a youth rider. 16H; bold and trotty. $30,000 Chihuly

Cops N Robbers

COPS N ROBBERS+/ (Nicklebey Berry x Sultan’s Lobelia) Cops N Robbers is a 13-year-old Half-Arabian reserve national champion equitation horse; an excellent choice for an advanced rider who wants to be at the top of their game. $25,000 PAF HOLLYWOOD TOI+// (Matoi x NM Beverly Hills) This 2003 Half-Arabian gelding is an exquisite country/equitation horse. Region 12 Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18, and Champion Region 12 saddle seat equitation 14-18. Showing at Youth in equitation 14-18, and HalfArabian country pleasure. Reluctantly offered for sale at Private Treaty.

PAF Hollywood Toi

AN ENCORE (Aploz x WS Fandango) This 2002 well-seasoned purebred gelding could be a country horse for 13 & under or 14-18 youth. Would also make a great mount for a select rider or 55+ rider. $30,000

An Encore

GLACIER FIRE (Baske Afire x Snow Fly) A 2004 reserve national champion Arabian English pleasure horse. Showing at Youth in the 14-18 division. He is a beautiful gelding with style and elegance.

Canton, Georgia • Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton & Gabe DeSoto 770.335.6194 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com

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Madelyne Patrick Frank sinaTra

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Owned and ridden by Madelyne Patrick OFFered FOr sale at Youth Nationals 2012 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JTR (3rd) and JOTR 14-17 2013 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14-17 COMPeTiNg iN:

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2012 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under 2012 Region 9 Champion Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under 2012 Region 9 Reserve Champion Arabian Country JTR 13 & Under COmPeTiNg iN:

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2012 Youth National Top Ten Arabian mounted Native Costume 13 & Under 2012 Region 9 Reserve Champion Arabian mounted Native Costume AOTR COmPeTiNg iN:

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2013 Youth Nationals Preview— Establishing Roots by Kara Larson In comparison to other time-honored Arabian events, Youth Nationals is a relatively young show. Now coming into its 21st year, the show owes its existence to Arabian youth advocate Lois Cochran Finch and others who planted the show’s seeds with their ambitious ideas for the show as early as 1991. It was through their hard work and persistence that the vision of Youth Nationals finally became reality in 1993. Today, with years of experience and successful shows amounting, Youth has well-developed roots and a blossoming reputation for putting together a competitive and fun show. It continues to inspire young riders and handlers around the country to experience that familiar building anticipation for the Albuquerque event. Youth Nationals Show Commissioner Mickey Hegg is also awaiting a great Youth Nationals. “I’m looking forward to another year of excellent exhibitors and their horses competing with the camaraderie and skill our young exhibitors demonstrate. 21 years old and better than ever, we hope.”

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AHYA President Camille Waechter

Arabian Horse Youth Association 2012-2013 President Camille Waechter has been riding since she was 6 years old and showing since she was 11. Her passion for the Arabian horse and Youth Nationals has helped her as a rider, representative of the Arabian breed, and person. An Orinda, California native, Camille rides with Todd Hickerson.

Q & A with Camille: 1. What experiences have you had showing at Youth Nationals?

Youth Nationals is my favorite show because every year I get to show off what my horses and I have been working on all year, as well as hang out with my best friends. 2. What do you think makes Youth Nationals such a great show?

Youth Nationals is a great show because it truly is about the kids. There are so many activities for people to be a part of and it makes everyone feel included amongst the tons of people at the show. The competition is also really deep, so it makes showing really fun and special. 3. Is AHYA planning on doing anything new at Youth this year?

We have a couple new things to bring to Youth this year, one being that we are donating some of our proceeds from youth activities to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado! We are also bringing back the Road Apple Rumble, which is basically horse poop bingo, which should be really fun. Volume 44, No. 1 |

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so long as they have not reached their 19th birthday by December 1, they may show.”

One of the main reasons Youth Nationals remains a successful show year after year is due to the dedication of the Youth Nationals Show Commission. “I can tell you that this is a very hard working show commission that never gives up, and works to support each other in all aspects of the show. We never lose focus on who this show is for—we want it to be the best it can be for our youth exhibitors.” The events follow this attitude as they cater to the youth exhibitor, ensuring that the show is an experience they will never forget. Thursday, July 18th, kicks off the show with clinics from APAHA Horsewoman of the Year Liz Bentley on hunter pleasure and from Rick Nab, APAHA Instructor of the Year, on western horsemanship. Friday, July 19th, offers the AHYA Convention in the Youth Hall. Classes begin on Saturday morning, and in the evening, an Exhibitor Welcome Party will be held in Heritage Square. The next seven days hold a wide array of classes for all tastes and within the exciting, multiple show ring schedule, there will be fun events like the Parade of Regions, the Stick Horse Contest, the Dog Costume Class, Flying Pigs Toss, and more. Along with the longstanding favorites of the show, there are some changes in the schedule. “There will be new classes offered, which is exciting for attracting new exhibitors. Cutting will be offered for the first time for both Arabians and Half-Arabians. Additionally, the age range has changed. Exhibitors who are 18 may show this year for the first time,

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At the 2013 Youth Nationals, there is also a new award in store for the winners of the Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18 and the Reining Seat Equitation 14-18. Donated by Paul Kostial and other friends of Lois Cochran Finch, this will be the inaugural year of the Lois Cochran Finch Memorial Perpetual trophy. These awards are dedicated to Lois, not only because of her presence and fortitude in making Youth Nationals a reality 21 years ago, but also to honor her show ring accomplishments. At 12 years old, Lois was the youngest national champion in the 17 and under saddle seat equitation class, and just two years later, she was awarded the reserve national championship in stock seat equitation (now called reining seat). Her talent and poise in the saddle as well as her leadership in pioneering Youth Nationals make these awards incredibly special for the exhibitors competing for their respective titles. Youth Nationals is more than the ribbons, plaques, and even the classes and fun events. It’s a family show where a friendly atmosphere, quality horsemanship, and good sportsmanship take center stage and make the show something special for its youth exhibitors, parents, and grandparents. The show offers a beautiful and expansive venue for everyone to come together to enjoy the Arabian horse. “All the shows are,


4. What are you most looking forward to at Youth Nationals?

I am most looking forward to showing my horses, of course, especially in the H/A English, Native Costume, and Equitation. I’m also really excited to hang out with my friends, watch some classes, and for all of our youth activities like Convention! 5. What are the main goals of the AHYA at Youth Nationals this year?

This year we are working on getting everyone participating in all the activities we have at youth, as well as getting the word out to people in Albuquerque about our show. And obviously, making it as fun as possible! 6. What is your favorite class to watch or thing to do at Youth?

Normally my favorite class to watch is H/A English, but I’ll be showing in it! So this year, watching park and freestyle reining will be my favorites, as well as equitation and showmanship. In addition to showing, I like walking my horses around the fairgrounds bareback, especially the racetrack. 7. What made you want to run for AHYA President?

I had been on the board of directors as a youth director for Region 3 for two years before I ran for president. After getting to know what AHYA was about and all the amazing things we are able to do to help our industry and in planning Youth Nationals, I knew I wanted to get as involved as I could. When I felt I was ready, I ran and was lucky enough to be elected president and I’ve loved every minute of it!

of course, very important; however, Youth Nationals is the gateway for our adult national shows and it offers a wonderful way for our youth to show their ability to the entire equine world.” Mickey continues, “the love these youth have for the Arabian horse and their desire to display that passion is the heart of Youth Nationals—it’s about the youth exhibitor experiencing their finest time. The friendships formed at Youth go on for a lifetime, which is one of the best parts of the show.” n

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As my final year of being a junior rider comes to an end, I couldn’t be anymore pleased with my journey so far or more excited for upcoming Youth Nationals. Finishing out my final year with my once in a lifetime horse and the best trainers I could ever have hoped to have is more than I could have ever imagined.To my trainers, Caralyn and Rob, thank you for everything you have done for me over the past 8 years and for your continuous support and patience. I can’t imagine growing up and learning from anyone better, and surely wouldn’t be where I am today without your guidance. Thank you guys so much. And most importantly...to my parents, Bill and Terri. None of this would have ever been possible without either of you. I will forever be grateful for all you have done for me and all the opportunities you have provided me with. I can not thank you enough. I love you both so much.” ~ Maggie

Trained by Caralyn Schroter

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Jackie Pakula and Khaarga Escobar Slik Jackie Pakula and Karamat+/

Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-18 Arabian Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 Arabian Limited Reined Cow Horse JTR 18 & Under Freestyle Reining

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 14-18 HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18

Olivia Pakula and Hollywood Blockbuster

HA/AA Reining Horse JTR 14-18 HA/AA Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14-18 HA/AA Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 HA/AA Working Cow Horse JTR 18 & Under Freestyle Reining

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talent winS Sh owS, but teamwork and intelligenCe winS ChampionShipS.

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Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18

aleutIan

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Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 Arabian Show Hack JOTR and JTR 14-18 Offered for your consideration

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Malieka+// Multi National Champion Purebred Hunter

PB Hunter Pleasure JTR & JOTR 13 & under PB English Ladies Side Saddle 18 & under Thank you to my parents and the rest of my family, my amazing trainer Donna, and most importantly, my two irreplaceable horses. I love you all so much and I deďŹ nitely couldn’t do it without you! 50

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Victoria Roe

and Wimpys Little Cat+ Competing in: Reining, Trail, Limited Reined Cow Horse, and Reining Seat Equitation

Bein P erfor mance Horses

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2012 UnanimoUs YoUth national Champion half-arabian Western pleasUre Jotr 14-17 2013 sCottsdale Champion half-arabian Western pleasUre Jotr 18 & Under and Jtr 14-18 2013 region 9 UnanimoUs Champion half-arabian Western pleasUre Jotr and UnanimoUs reserve Champion Jtr

We are so Proud of You! Love Mom, Lou, Jane and Aunt Susan

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Double the Pleasure, Double the Fun!

Morning Glory 2013 Region 8 Sport Horse Champion Dressage Intro Walk/Trot 10 & Under

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DJ Uptown Commander

2013 Region 8 Sport Horse Reserve Champion Dressage Intro Walk/Trot 10 & Under


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Summer Princess JA+// Region 9 Champion Saddle Seat equitation JtR 14-18 Competing in:

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Multi-National Champion

Anduril GLA Owned by Michael and Kara LaVenture Shown by MiKenna LaVenture in Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18

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Some people say we’re just full of Hot Air, and we couldn’t agree more... 2012 US National Champion HA/AA English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2013 Scottsdale Champion HA/AA English Pleasure Horse Open

Hot Air Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-17 Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-17

Sydney Dazzo

Hot Air HA/AA English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 HA/AA English Pleasure JTR 14-18

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Sydney. What a journey this has been! Who knew a family vacation at a Dude Ranch would lead you to this point. Your hard work, dedication and perseverance through good and bad times has made us very proud. Thanks for letting us share this ride. Good luck in your final year at Youth Nationals! Love, Mom & Dad


Bad Moon Risin LOA +/ HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation 14-18 HA/AA Ladies Side Saddle JTR 18 & Under

Bad Badleroybrown

SF Nitro Shoc

Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

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Amanda Burns

Paris Hilton PE HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 HA/AA English Show Hack JOTR 18 & Under HA/AA English Show Hack JTR 14-18

Zees Mega Sweet HA/AA Horsemanship JTR 14-18 HA/AA Reining JTR 14-18 Freestyle Reining JTR 18 & Under Trained and instructed by Debbie Cooper

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Vegas LOA HA/AA Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup 14-18 HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18

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Sefenya Moloi

Rest Assured Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 & Under Arabian Country English Pleasure 13 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under

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Kutlaono Moloi

Blackjack LOA +// HA/AA Mounted Native Costume 13 and Under HA/AA Country English Pleasure JTR 13 and Under HA/AA Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 and Under

Yarona Hilltop Stud Bethlehem, South Africa

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UPHA Challenge Cup & Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 13 & Under

National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 13 & Under

National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 13 & Under

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National Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18

National Reserve Champion English Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under Park JTR 18 & Under

Shown by Elaina & Elise Roeder

ChriShan Park

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A Conversation With The 2013 Youth Nationals Judges The trailer’s packed and so is your suitcase—you’re ready for the 2013 Arabian Youth Nationals. You’ve mentally prepared yourself to show in some of the biggest classes of your show season and you’re thrilled at the opportunity to ride for a national championship. There is one last consideration though—the judges. Their opinions can solidify a great ride and their perspective can change the outcome of your class. They play a vital role in Youth Nationals, and yet, we rarely know what is running through their minds as exhibitors make laps, complete patterns, or stand their horse up in the middle of the arena. Yet, with so much riding in the placing on their judge’s card, their opinions should be considered. Read on for the perspective of a few 2013 Youth Nationals judges.

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Lisa Blackstone Panel 1

From a judge’s standpoint, what separates an inexperienced rider from an experienced one? The confidence of both horse and rider, especially in the way they adapt to ring situations. Handling traffic, positioning on the rail and consistency in their overall presentation, are hallmarks of experienced riders. Top riders “own” the ring and are aggressive, yet poised and considerate. What do you hope the competitors take away from the show in regards to the overall experience? I hope they understand that preparing for this show, the dedication, the discipline, the perseverance, the long hours of hard work, are actually preparing them to be successful adults in a world that requires these same life skills. How important is the first impression of a horse/rider team when they enter the show ring? Judging cannot begin until the gate closes, of course, but I am evaluating the depth of the class as they enter. Those who impress me immediately earn more of my attention as I sort the winners during the class. At YN, the class sizes will be bigger than most riders have experienced all year. What are some words of advice for using the ring effectively to get seen by the judges? Be aware of traffic problems and avoid the crowds as much as possible, but in doing so, do not jeopardize your opportunities to make impressive passes in front of the judges. 80

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Melissa Creswick Dressage Panel

What aspects of a horse/rider team demonstrate that they are truly prepared for YN? Usually it’s that they have a very quiet, confident demeanor. From a judge’s standpoint, what separates an inexperienced rider from an experienced one? Usually the security of their seat. What do you hope the competitors take away from the show in regards to the overall experience? Most of all, I hope the juniors have a great experience because it’s in a huge arena and it gives them a taste of what’s bigger in life. As far as my division, I hope that I give them comments enough to give them the skills to proceed in a positive way. What does the diversity of classes offered at YN reveal about the versatility of the Arabian horse? Well, the Arabians have always been versatile, and I hand it to the animals to be able to do as many different disciplines as they do. At times, I think it’s almost overwhelming for the horse. You see hundreds of horses everyday at YN. What are a few of the little things that can make all the difference in getting noticed by the judges? Well, for me, there’s only one horse and one rider in the ring at one time, so that’s a non issue. How important is the first impression of a horse/rider team when they enter the show ring? It sets the tone for what I expect to see, so it’s pretty important.

If you could share one piece of advice with every exhibitor, what would it be? My favorite piece of advice is, “It’s not about today,” and the reason why I say that is that dressage is a journey that takes years, so don’t get wrapped up in the day’s events—think about the goals.

Panel 1 Lisa Blackstone, Joey Canda, Gayle Lampe

Panel 2 Jim Hitt, Bill Melendez, Ann Judge-Wegener

Panel 3 Penny Carpenter, Matt Collins, Peggy Beachy

Panel 4 Wendy Gruskiewicz, Lewis McKim, Kim Morgan

Dressage Melissa Creswick, Creeky Routson

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Jim Hitt Panel 2

What aspects of a horse/rider team demonstrate that they are truly prepared for YN? I think it is simply a “oneness.” We certainly see good horses with “puppet riders,” but true horsemanship is when both horse and rider are performing as one. When that takes place, the team is truly prepared for National competition.

You see hundreds of horses everyday at YN. What are a few of the little things that can make all the difference in getting noticed by the judges? I think the quality of the horse and gaits along with the consistency of the go is what truly gets noticed. An air of attitude and confidence can help accentuate those attributes.

From a judge’s standpoint, what separates an inexperienced rider from an experienced one? An air of confidence and ring savvy.

How important is the first impression of a horse/rider team when they enter the show ring? First impressions can certainly be important, particularly in large classes, but more important are the impressions in the middle and the end of the class. A lot of horses will jog into the ring looking real fancy at the beginning of the class, but then begin to fall apart after the first lope is called for.

What do you hope the competitors take away from the show in regards to the overall experience? I hope they take away the enjoyment of competition and the fulfillment of accomplishment. I hope many take away the desire and challenge to return home and work even harder for next year. If you could share one piece of advice with every exhibitor, what would it be? Ride your horse to the best of your and your horse’s current ability. I think that the biggest mistake any exhibitor can make is trying to make their horse something they are not, at least at that point in time. The pressure of a big show and seeing horses that seem so much better often push exhibitors to over-school or over ride their classes and the result is often a performance far less impressive than those that got them to that level in the first place. What does the diversity of classes offered at YN reveal about the versatility of the Arabian horse? I believe the variety in classes at Youth Nationals shows the diversity of the Arabian horse. Our horses have become much more specialized over the years, particularly at the higher levels. I often refer to a statement I learned in a college beef production class that is very true for horses as well. “There is more diversity within a breed than between breeds.” For me, this diversity is one of the things that makes our breed so exciting. Where else can you watch a reiner slide 20 feet in one arena and then see it’s relative trot well over level in a Park class in another ring?

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At YN, the class sizes will be bigger than most riders have experienced all year. What are some words of advice for using the ring effectively to get seen by the judges? Use your arena! While no one wants to be a “wall flower” that doesn’t get seen, there are few things more annoying to a judge than almost being run over by exhibitors trying to be seen. Look up, ride smart, and use the space available to you.


Gayle Lampe Panel 1

What aspects of a horse/rider team demonstrate that they are truly prepared for YN? When they are turned out properlyclean tack, the rider’s clothes are clean and fit well, the horse is clean and trimmed properly. What do you hope the competitors take away from the show in regards to the overall experience? I hope they have fun, number one, because when showing stops being fun, it starts being expensive. When you’re having a good time, you don’t think about how much it costs. But if you’re not having fun, you’ll go buy a boat or a tennis racquet or something and quit showing horses. So, it’s got to be fun, whether you win or lose. I hope they enjoy the ride, love their horse, and become a team with their horse. I hope they feel like each time they ride, they do a little bit better than the time before. They should set goals and, one ride at any time, set a goal for the next ride to be a little bit better in some aspects. And then, hopefully, they’ll get that accomplished. It might take two or three rides to get that goal accomplished, or four or five, but then, once they’ve accomplished that goal, they can then set another goal—longterm and some short-term. They can check them off the list each time they show. They should also remember that it’s not about who you beat or what ribbon you get, it’s how you evolve with your horse and improve and learn. But that process needs to be fun for the rider, or he or she isn’t going to want to keep showing. So, it’s up to the trainer to make that fun and not scream and yell if they make a mistake, but rather try to coach them along. Talk to them about what they can do better, give them some praise, as well as some constructive criticism, so that the whole process is still fun. How important is the first impression of a horse/rider team when they enter the show ring? It’s extremely important. But keep in mind, you are not judging the class until the gate is closed. However, if somebody comes in and makes a big mistake, even though you can’t hold it against them until the gate’s closed, subconsciously, the judge remembers those things and kind of looks to see if they’re going to happen again. Now, that’s on the negative side. If the horse comes in really sharp, head set, ears up, really putting on a show—and of course, I’m talking about an English horse—you know, you notice that right away. And you already have in your mind that that horse is going up for a pretty good ribbon. At YN, the class sizes will be bigger than most riders have experienced all year. What are some words of advice for using the ring effectively to get seen by the judges? First of all, practice at home, even if you’re not an equitation rider; practice making circles, practice riding on the

rails, and practice riding off the rails. Practice making a V in the corners; practice cutting the corners; practice going really deep in the corners; practice ring generalship; practice looking around. Make sure that horse will guide and bend and that you can place him wherever you want to in the ring. I think it is so good to practice with other riders in the ring as well. The private lessons just don’t give you some of the ingredients that you need to have for showing. So, I think taking group riding lessons, even if it’s on a beginner horse, and even if it’s not from your home instructor is so helpful. Go to a lesson program and see if you can get in a lesson with four or five other people on any kind of horse, it doesn’t matter. Once you can be confident and not worried about your horse, you’ll have a chance to concentrate on what the other people in the ring are doing, and stay out of their way and get ahead of traffic jams and figure that out. But that takes practice. It takes miles and miles of showing. You’re not going to get that the first time you show, but the people coming to Youth should be fairly experienced before they get there. And lastly, as a judge, I do not want a rider right up in my face. When riders get that close, I can’t see them. I don’t want to be worried that I’m going to get run over. Judges don’t like to be run over; they don’t want to fear for their life. n

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Youth National Contenders ... Alexis Scott-trainer 8984 Blue St. Norwalk, IA 50211 515-371-5073

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Thanks To your careTakers

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Laura Morton & Toi Slamtastic

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Matoi x Fantasy Watch)

Half-arabian EnglisH PlEasurE JOTr & JTr 14-17 Proud Parents: Joe and Janice Morton

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Allison Cederberg & Shock and Awe DSF

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Millennium LOA x Byzance)

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MSU Afire Blazon

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Afire Bey V x Aieda)

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Abby Weiby & Ames Admiral

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Hucklebey Berry x MC Jakita)

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Jotr & Jtr 14-18 ArAbiAn Country PlEAsurE Driving JtD 18 & unDEr Proud Parents: steven and Carolyn Weiby

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NatioNal al ChampioN Champio (Navajo Moun x Shetaxa Bay)

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Jotr & Jtr 14-18 ArAbiAn sAddlE sEAt EquitAtion Jtr 14-18 Proud Parents: tom & Elizabeth Moore

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Caelen Caspers & Tres Kool

ReseRve NatioNal ChampioN (Phi Slama Jama x NDL Anjelica)

HA/AA P PArk PA rk Horse JTr 18 & Under HA/AA englisH PleAsUre JTr 14-18 HA/AA PleAsUre driving JTd 18 & Under Proud Parents: Phil and Christine Caspers

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Sophia Handel & RJ Ames

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Brass x Toi Jabaska)

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Laura Morton & CRF Intoxicating (Matoi x Glamorize)

HA/AA Country EnglisH PlEAsurE Jotr & Jtr 14-18 Proud Parents: Joe and Janice Morton

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Emily Pate & In The Money SKF (Vegaz x Callaway's In The Money)

HA/AA CountRy engliSH PleASuRe JotR And JtR 13 & undeR

CRF Hott Pants

ReseRve NatioNal ChampioN (Matoi x Saucy Camille)

HA/AA SAddle SeAt equitAtion JtR 13 & undeR HA/AA engliSH PleASuRe JotR And JtR 13 & undeR uPHA CHAllenge CuP JtR 13 & undeR Proud Parents: Simon and Jane Pate

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Lana Trautman & SF Spellbound

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Jotr And Jtr 13 & undEr Proud Parents: bruce and Karna trautman

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ReseRve NatioNal ChampioN (Hucklebey Berry x Mahoganyy)

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE Jotr And Jtr 13 & undEr Proud Parents: Mario and kressi tiziani

McKella Tiziani & Double Oh Sevenn

ArAbiAn Country English PlEAsurE WAlk/trot 10 & undEr ArAbiAn sAddlE sEAt EquitAtion WAlk/trot 10 & undEr Proud Parents: Mario and kressi tiziani

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NatioNal ChampioN (Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues) OFFERED FOR SALE

hA/AA Country English PlEAsurE Jtr 14-18 hA/AA Country PlEAsurE driving Jtd 18 & undEr Proud Parents: Chris and genevieve Pullara

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S h o w h o r S e S a n d P r o S P e c t S ava i l a b l e F o r P u r c h a S e

Toi Fabulous CRF

Good Vibrationss

My Starina BFV

Ames InspIrAtIon

crF hott pAnts

Scottsdale and Regional Champion

A Noble Cause x Justa New Look

Matoi x Saucy Camille

2012 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian

2009 Arabian Bay Stallion

1999 Half-Arabian Bay Gelding

Country Pleasure Driving

2012 U.S. National Top Ten

mAtoI AFIre

Ames tAcomA A Noble Cause x Toi Tiara

good VIbrAtIonss

Matoi x Afire Inmy Eyes

2009 Arabian Chestnut Gelding

Afire Bey V x The Small Town Blues

2008 Arabian Bay Gelding

Tacoma is a beautiful, sporty

2001 Half-Arabian Bay Gelding

Matoi Afire is a sporty purebred

English or country prospect. He

Canadian National

country or English prospect. He is

has all the talent his pedigree

Champion Half-Arabian

ready for the 2013 show season,

suggests, and will be a really

Country Pleasure Driving

and he has everything it takes to be successful in the show

handsome show horse.

I meAn toshow crF

ring. He will make a nice youth,

cAuse I cAn crF

A Noble Cause x Dirty Girl

amateur or open horse.

A Noble Cause x Fantasy Watch

2010 Half-Arabian Chestnut Mare

2010 Half-Arabian Chestnut Mare

lots oF FIre crF chArles In chArge

DS Major Afire x G Kallora

A Noble Cause x MHF Appoljacks

2006 Arabian Chestnut Gelding

2008 Arabian Gelding

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Red Hot Chili Stepper

Lots Of Fire CRF

Charles In Charge

Matoi Afire

Monegasque Du Troi

reD HoT CHili sTepper

yes i Can CrF

Monaco x Troikav

Brush Fire V x My Proud Mary

SF Specs Shocwave x

2006 Half-Arabian Gelding

2007 Half-Arabian Chestnut Mare

Lady Machine

“Chili” is a super game, super

2010 Half-Arabian Chestnut Mare

This young gelding is a beautifully spotted pinto that will excel in the H/A country division. He has a very sweet disposition

sporty, country horse. She has a show horse attitude and is ready to go for the 2013 show season for a youth or

and aims to please. He would

amateur rider.

also excel in the equitation and

Toi FaBulous CrF

show hack divisions.

Matoi x Fantasy Watch

My sTarina BFV

2008 Half-Arabian Chestnut Gelding

Brush Fire V x Royal Starina

Toi Fabulous is a big, stretchy,

2008 Half-Arabian Chestnut Mare

handsome gelding. He’s a

My Starina has it all—neck,

full brother to multi-national champion, Toi Slamtastic

beauty, trot and hind-end.

CRF. He is a fantastic junior

She will be great in any division; amateur, youth, open, equitation, etc.

this show season.

Top Brass CrF

noBle MajesTy Cra

Brass x Ferachask

A Noble Cause x Toi Jabaska

2006 Arabian Bay Gelding

2009 Arabian Chestnut Gelding

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

horse and amateur prospect for

Big, handsome gelding sired by Brass. Successfully shown by an amateur, he has tons of ring presence!

w w w. c e d a r - r i d g e . c o m For more information, contact: Leah Boyd • cell 515-520-7604 • leah@cedarridgearabians.com John Golladay • cell 847-668-3538

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“Thank you to everyone who has helped me grow as a person and as a rider these last 10 years. This has been a wonderful ride and I know it’s far from over. A special and heartfelt thank you to my grandparents, Chuck and Mary Hawley, for helping provide all these memories; without the two of you, none of this would have been possible.

Also, to my parents, for always being my biggest fans and the first arms to grab me if I needed it― your love has not gone unnoticed. I was also fortunate enough to share many of these memories with my cousin Sarah; all the laughs and ups and downs have given me one of the strongest friendships I could ask for. And a huge thank you to my amazing trainer, Cynthia Burkman―your patience and faith in me has given me more confidence than I thought I could ever have. You never let me doubt the rider I am and I owe you so many of my smiles I have worn over the past 7 years. Finally, I need to recognize the wonderful teammates I’ve had. Without these incredible horses I have the pleasure to show and love, these memories would not be as bright.” All my love, Caitlin

Trained by Cynthia Burkman 805.350.0342 www.burkmancentre.com/

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SARAH ESQUEDA JOTR & JTR 14-18 THE BIG DANCE+// H/A English Show Hack H/A Gelding In-Hand S/P Type MAMA MIA LOA+/ H/A Country English Pleasure CP RUMOR HAS IT+ Arabian Country English Pleasure BROADWAY SHOW+ Arabian Western Pleasure Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western HP GUNS AND ROSES+ Arabian Hunter Pleasure BIG TIME DDA+ Arabian Hunter Pleasure

ferrara

ferrara

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Corinne Joss & Rockafella B

Proud Parents: Mary and Michael Joss

Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under UPHA Challenge Cup 13 & Under Trained by: Arriviste Arabians Kelly Mathews 708-334-7062

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

Abby Mills & Annies Elva May HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under HA/AA Western Side Saddle 18 & Under

Abby Mills & Michaelangelo DD

Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian Show Hack JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Show Hack JTR 18 & Under

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contenders Quintin Roberts & Relience

HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under HA/AA Walk/Trot Hunter Seat Equitation 10 & Under

Quintin Roberts & EA Golden Girl

Arabian Country Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under Coached by Lyric Phillips

Quintin Roberts & Sufis High Command

HA/AA Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under UPHA Saddle Seat Walk/Trot 10 & Under HA/AA Country Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Trained by Mike & Terri Budd

Quintin Rushlow's Arabians 29242 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 48174 734-782-1171• Fax: 734-782-1171 http://www.rushlowsarabians.net

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Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

isab sabE El Isabel Chism & GSF Lordof the Ring Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

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soph ophI Ia Sophia Lourenco & LH Chevago

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

Sabrina Bronni & A Whole Lotta Heart

HA/ AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump 14-18

sabr abrI Ina Rushlow's Arabians 29242 Bredow Rd., Romulus, MI 48174 734-782-1171• Fax: 734-782-1171 http://www.rushlowsarabians.net

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SheS Full AFire (Afire Bey V x Eclypsse) Competing in:

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18

Shock n rock

ll Zen

(SF Specs Shocwave x Card Trick)

(Enzo x GKA Audaciouslady) Competing in:

Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18

Competing in:

Half-Arabian Saddle/Pleasure Geldings JTH

Alyssa Rosenthal PSyniSter PlAyer (Psyncere x My Copper Kate) Competing in:

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18

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Chance Harvey

MC Kolor Me Krazy H/A Western Pleasure Walk/Trot, Equitation and Showmanship 2.

Griffin Pofahl 1.

2.

Beaus red dawn+// H/A Western Pleasure Walk/Trot, Equitation, Showmanship and Trail 3.

Nicole Davis

no douBtt Arabian Hunter Pleasure, Equitation and Sport Horse 4.

Jocelyn Davis

Meisters triBute+// Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot, Equitation and Dressage 3.

4.

5.

Nicole Davis

Phi Me to the Moon+/ H/A Hunter Pleasure and Equitation 6.

Griffin Pofahl 6.

sPB-Kadijah+// H/A Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot, Equitation and Dressage 7.

Ryan Young

allexxus Western and Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot and Equitation Mariah Wilson Owner/Trainer Platinum Performance Horses Albuquerque, NM www.PlatinumHorses.com 5. Photos by D’Nelle Jones

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Matoi X MC Jakita

Offered for your consideration Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 13 & Under

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup JTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under Baske Afire X Small Town Blues

Larry & Jody Hoffman

.

651-437-8849

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hestenpark@aol.com


Half Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14-18 Half Arabian Country Pleasure Driving JTR 18 & under

Matoi x Fames Diamond Chip

Owned by Cathy Johnson

I want to thank Cathy Johnson for giving me the opportunity to show her talented horse Lola. It was truly a pleasure! Kelly

Larry & Jody Hoffman

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651-437-8849

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Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14-18 Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 - 18 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump 14-18

DS Major Afire X Aspena

Owned by Kinni River Arabians Arden Peterson

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651-437-8849

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hestenpark@aol.com


Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 13 & Under

Color of Fame X Aldebaran Scarlet

Matoi X MC Jakita

Offered for your consideration

Arabian Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Country English Pleasure Equitation Walk-Trot 10 & Under

Larry & Jody Hoffman

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651-437-8849

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Winner of

10

National Champion/Reserve Titles

Competing with:

TOI DIVA CRF BLAZE AFIRE BF MANDALAY BEY

Proud Parents: Mike and Lori Robbins Trainers: Kellie Wendling and Dalton Budd

Competing in: UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup 13 & Under Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Country English Pleasure Half-Arabian Count JOTR 13 & Under Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Arabian English Show Hack JTR 13 & Under

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Caitlin Hruzek NatioNal ReseRve ChampioN

Bo Jangles V +/ Competing in:

Arabian Show Hack JTR 14-18 and JOTR 18 and Under Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English JTR 18 and Under 2013 Region 9: Champion Arabian Side Saddle open Champion Arabian Show Hack JTR and Reserve Champion open

Redeeming Moment Competing in:

Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 2013 Region 9 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18

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Competing one final time at Youth Nationals! Beginnning a New Chapter of her life at Texas A & M University

Multi-NatioNal ChaMpioN

Not Very Bay+//

Competing in:

Arabian Mounted Native Costume JOTR 18 & Under and JTR 14-18 First time competing in:

Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 and JTR 14-18 2013 Region 9 Top Three Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18

Trainers: Nathan and Beth Ann Salamy Mt. Juliet, TN “In life as with your horses, remember to work hard, have fun and enjoy the ride! We treasure all the memories and friendships we have shared with you during your Youth career. Great things await in your future!” — Love, Mom & Dad

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Going for the Roses

The Kelley girls are returning to Albuquerque

Karli Kelley Ea YankEE DooDlE

HEE BEE JEEBEE

Ea YankEE DooDlE

Kori Kelley

Miss MaxiMus

A special thanks to our tainers Chris Culbreth • Greg Harris • Crystal McNutt • Rick Nab

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SSiNATRA+ Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18 Arabian Geldings In-Hand JOTH/JTH 14-18 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump 14-18

Kelsey McMahan

2012 Youth National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 13 and under 2013 Region 7 Champion Hunter Pleasure JOTR Reserve Champion Gelding In-Hand JTH 2013 Region 1 Reserve Champion Arabian Gelding In-Hand JTH

Best wishes for a fun and successful show! We love you! — Mom, Dad and Kenna

SSiNATRA

Gabrielle Greenberg MAGNOSABi Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR/JTR 14-18 Arabian Geldings In-Hand JOTH/JTH 14-18 Arabian Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump 14-18

HiLDALGO WP HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14-18 HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR

MAGNOSABi

"A very special Thank You to our amazing trainers, Chris and Michele Culbreth, Rick Nab and our great friend Jessica Schaeffler!" BADDBBOY TOO+/ HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR & JOTR 14-18 FSF LOADED GUN+/ Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR & JOTR 14-18 Arabian English Show Hack JTR & JOTR 14-18 RAHMONE Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14-18 HMR MUST BE AFLAME+/ Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18 BADDBBOY TOO

FSF LOADED GUN

Drue Landay

GS HERE SHE COMES+/ HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18

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Going for the Roses Madison Gales BRING ON THE FIRE

HA/AA Western Pleasure JTR and JOTR 13 & Under 2013 Region 7 Top Five HA/AA Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under Proud Parents: Jason and Karen Gales

BRING ON THE FIRE

Sydnie St. Jean

BADDBBOY TOO +/ HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under HA/AA Hunter Seat Equitation Not to Jump JTR 13 & Under Region 7 Reserve Champion HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under Region 7 Champion Hunter Seat Equitation NTJ JTR 13 & Under Proud Parents: Pete and Stephanie St. Jean

BADDBBOY TOO

Renee White GYpsY's GOOD FORTuNE HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JTR 13 & Under HA/AA Hunter Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under Trained by: Chris Culbreth 2013 Region 7 Top Five Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under 2013 Region 7 Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under 2013 Scottsdale Champion Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under 2013 Scottsdale Champion Equitation Over Fences JTR 2013 Region 8 Champion Dressage Seat Equitation 2013 Scottsdale Top Five Training Level Dressage JTR

GYpsY's GOOD FORTuNE

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Proud Parents: Jeremy and Kristen White


Renee White

PeRFeCt StRange StRangeR R Range R Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under Dressage Seat Equitation 13 & Under Training Level Dressage 13 & Under JTR ChoColate ChiP Cookie HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Working Hunter Over Fences JTR Equitation Over Fences JTR 18 & Under HA/AA Hunter Hack

PeRFeCt StRangeR

Sarah Duncan

Rain ChanCe Dressage Seat Equitation JTR Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Arabian Training Level Dressage JTR 13 & Under 2012 Region 8 Reserve Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Region 8 Top Five Training Level Dressage JTR Region 8 Reserve Champion Dressage Seat Equitation

Rain ChanCe

Savannah Avery White SakS FiFth avenue HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Training Level Dressage JOTR 14-18 HA/AA Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 Hunter Hack

2013 Region 8 Champion HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle JTR Green Working Hunter Over Fences HA/AA Hunter Hack 2013 Scottsdale Top Five Training Level Dressage JTR

SakS FiFth avenue

PeRFeCt StRangeR Dressage Seat Equitation 14-18

Thank you, coaches, Shea Johnson and Karen Lencyk, Pam Bremmer, Rick Nab and Chris Culbreth, for all your patience and persistence in teaching; and to all of our parents who have sacrificed much to make our dreams of riding in Youth Nationals come true. —Renee, Savannah and Sarah

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1 9 9 3 - 2 0 1 3 Every so often, a performance horse bursts onto the scene that is exceptional. These animals are always well renowned for their talent, their spirit, and their ability to capture the hearts of anyone who lays eyes on them. Conway was one of these horses. I remember watching him show as a three-year-old at National Show Horse Finals, thinking, “Wow, wouldn’t it be something to own a horse like that one day?” Little did I know I would get that chance a few years later. Conway and I became a team at Region XI in 2001. I rode him for the first time after the show was over, and as soon as I placed my hands on the reins, everything fell into place. My family purchased him right before Youth Nationals. Nationals isn’t the ideal show to ride a new horse for the first time, but we went for it anyway. His first pattern as an equitation horse was flawless. I had no expectations that he would do it wrong, or right for that matter, I just felt like he trusted me and listened to everything I told him. We rode to a top ten finish that first year. The years after that were spent honing our skills and preparing for the right moment when it would be our turn to take the roses home. We won the Grand Championship in Saddle Seat Equitation at National Show Horse Finals in 2004, and that win began our streak that year. We were unstoppable, yet humble; powerful, yet graceful, and we enjoyed our success as it came, rather than expecting it. We won both the UPHA Challenge Cup 14-17 and the Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 at the 2005 Youth Nationals, and Conway gave me the opportunity to try out for the 2006 U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team. Without him, I would never have been able to ride for the U.S. in South Africa to a team gold medal. From there, Conway changed hands from me to my barn mate, Kelsey Meiners. He did for her what he did for me: giving her the power that she’d never had. They became a team, just as Conway and I had, and rode to the winners circle both at Youth Nationals and National Show Horse Finals. At that time, I had become a professional and started teaching my own riders. I saw something special in a blonde little girl, who began showing with incredibly and unfairly difficult horses, who didn’t show any disappointment in not placing or getting a ribbon. Rather, she saw the beauty in the ride, guiding these difficult horses through their class with her hands, never getting frustrated or upset by adversity. I knew that she would be Conway’s next partner. Allie Ollila took her first ride on Conway at the 2010 Region XI show, much as I had years before, and her family 130

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purchased Conway from the Meiners after Kelsey rode him to a Reserve National Championship in Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 at the 2010 Youth Nationals. Taking a 14-17 equitation horse down to walk-trot was going to be a challenge, but one that I knew we would succeed with. Allie’s hands took Conway’s reins, and she taught him that he must now take direction from someone much smaller and less intimidating than his previous riders. He melted into her hands. She taught him to listen more than he ever had before, and in turn, he taught her how to really show; how to perform, rather than just ride, and how to make the judges watch you. Their first Youth Nationals proved to be a learning year for all of us, and Conway still managed to take Allie to a Reserve National Championship in UPHA Challenge Cup WalkTrot 10 and Under. They made the Top Ten in Saddle Seat Equitation and Country Pleasure, and I could see the hunger in Allie’s eyes after that show. She wanted to win, and I knew Conway would take her there. They went on to win UPHA and Saddle Seat Equitation Walk-Trot at National Show Horse Finals that year, and the rest was history. In 2012, Allie rode Conway to a virtually undefeated season in Walk-Trot Saddle Seat Equitation, taking home the National Championship in UPHA and Saddle Seat at Youth Nationals. He even gave her a win in the AHA Saddle Seat Medal 17 and Under, her first walk-trot-canter class, at the 2012 Iowa Fall Classic.

One thing that life teaches us is that sometimes things happen that we have no control over. We can’t always assume that we will get our way, and that everything will be easy. In the early morning hours of May 29th, God decided that he needed another exceptional show horse to add to his already incredible line-up in Heaven. He told Conway his work here on Earth was done, and Conway peacefully passed away in the comfort of his stall at AKS Farms. He joined Second Edition’s Debut, She Be Jammin, Stings Finesse, Bette G, and countless other phenomenal show horses in the show ring in the sky. In a way, it is fitting. He was a horse who lived and breathed to trot through the in-gate, and although retirement would be welcome for him, I don’t think he would’ve been happy. I am so incredibly blessed to be able to say that I enjoyed Conway as a partner not once, but twice in my lifetime, and that I was able to be with him on his final day on this Earth. He was so important to me, and my only wish is that he is safe in the care of the Father, doing what he does best. It’s impossible to walk in my barn and not feel his presence, and I will never, ever forget him. Conway, I may be able to move on, but my heart will never be the same. God Bless You. —Alexis Scott


“Conway made the past 2 1/2 years of my life the best ever! When we trained together getting ready for shows, he always gave 110%. And all that hard work paid off as Youth Nationals last year is something I will never forget. I love you buddy and I won’t ever forget you!” —Allie Ollila “Each and every time I looked into his eyes before my daughter would go in to a class I could see in his eyes that he would take care of Allie and do the best job he could to win that class. His best was great as my daughter had an incredibly successful 2+ years on Conway. A phenomenal horse that created memories that will never be forgotten. Take care my good friend.” —Chris Ollila “I got Conway when I was 13 years old and had him until the end of my youth career. He taught me so much and gave me much success. I couldn’t have asked anything more from him or any other horse. I showed him in equitation and driving during my years with him. It always made me laugh when we would get him out of the stall for a class and he would groan like the old man that he was, but the second the saddle got thrown on him, he changed and had a fire in his belly like a yearling. I will never forget my first championship on him, when they threw the roses over his back. It was a feeling unlike any other and I could never have given him enough carrots to thank him. The horse industry has lost a truly talented and amazingly charming horse, but I find comfort in the fact that the Scott and Ollila families took such good care of him in the last years of his life and I know he passed away peacefully.” —Kelsey Meiners “Conway meant so much to so many people. He was truly a gentleman. He was always there for his rider, doing his job and looking elegant and graceful in the process. Conway had a unique personality. He gave his best every time he went in the ring and his best was truly special. An equitation class with Conway in it was something to see. He helped lots of young riders achieve their dreams, taking good care of them in the process. From the perspective of a parent, that is a priceless quality in a horse. Kelsey had the privilege of owning and showing Conway for several years. Those were wonderful times and made lifelong memories. He will be missed but never forgotten.” —Carla Meiners "What a horse ... so much heart! Conway was a great partner for several riders. It was a joy and a pleasure to be a part of his winning ways. ... he is one of the great ones!!!" — Chris Wilson “My memories of Conway span his entire show career. One of my favorite Conway moments was years ago watching Alexis Scott try him out for the first time. Alexis had been looking for her perfect equitation mount, and it was immediately evident to anyone watching that Conway was that horse. They fit together so well; it was always a thrill to watch them compete. I admired Conway, but I didn’t really get to know him until he had moved on to his person after Alexis, Kelsey Meiners. While Conway was with Kelsey, I had the pleasure of working him and coaching Kelsey in equitation. He never disappointed. Conway was a winner, a gentleman in every sense of the word, enthusiastic about any task set before him, whether it be equitation, pleasure, or driving. He loved his job and loved his people. He will always be one of my favorites. I am happy for Conway and the Scotts, that he was back with them and current owner Allie Ollila for his final trips to the winner’s circle. They gave him a great life and great final chapter for his story. Conway will always be remembered as an equitation icon.” —Leah Beth Boyd “Conway was a great teacher that turned out excellent riders. He was able to clearly explain he had to have room to bend his neck and that you have to also let a horse go forward not always make them.  I loved Conway for being an honest horse, trusted friend to many girls and an excellent teacher!” —Lyric Phillips

Thank you to Dave, Vicki, and Alexis Scott and the people at AKS Farms for all your care and support.”

The Ollila Family Cumming, Iowa

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Leah Blanchard VVictorious secret

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR and JOTR 13 & Under

Muskquite+/

Arabian Western Pleasure JTR and JOTR 13 & Under

Trained by Cody Ralston Ralston Training Center

Delaney Blanchard

VVictorious secret

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Half-Arabian Hunter Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under

Muskquite+/

Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under Arabian Western Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under

Trained by Cody Ralston • Ralston Training Center

Both horses owned by and stabled at: cedar springs equestrian center Proud Parents: Mike and Shannon Blanchard 11695 Effie Way, Farmington, AR 72730 479-846-5239 • Email: aladar@pgtc.com www.cedarspringsequestriancenter.com

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2012 Youth National Top Ten H/A Country English Pleasure JTR 13 & Under 2012 Youth National Top Ten UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup 13 & Under and H/A Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & under 2013 Region 10 Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under 2013 Region 10 Reserve Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JTR 14 & Under COmPETiNg iN:

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n the 21 years of its existence, Youth nationals has roots in the efforts, patience, and fortitude of Lois Cochran Finch and many others who truly believed in the show from the beginning.

Through the years and many national winners later, Youth nationals has spread its roots deep into the Arabian industry, expanding the love for the Arabian horse into a new generation. Providing a premier event to showcase the great talent of our young Arabian exhibitors and the incredibly versatile Arabian horse in a wide array of disciplines, Youth nationals is growing into a substantial and ever-improving show for all members of the Arabian community and beyond. in the upcoming pages, the sprightly youth exhibitors for this year’s Youth nationals share their insights on the roots of their own involvement and a bit about themselves!

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 19 Parents: maria bolnes and Javier bernaldo I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Patti scheier. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show horses and hang out with friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting over my frustration when i don’t get it right. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of its versatile talents, elegant composition, and gentle nature. After high school graduation I plan to… attend emory University and double major in biology and international studies.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Dede bisch/ bisch Training, sandro Pinha and Gil Valdez/Arabians international, brett becker/becker stables Age: 19 Parents: Vicki and sam Dazzo, Jr. I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… all the people who have dreamt of riding, showing and loving a beautiful Arabian horse. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. it’s great! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out at the fairgrounds all week and share my love of the Arabian horse with all my hometown friends and family. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… FeAr! i started out screaming and crying on the back of an 18-year-old dude ranch horse that i didn’t know how to control (all i had to do was sit there; he knew all the trails and was well trained to take care of the firsttime rider). now i enjoy showing my Half-Arabian english pleasure horses. i’ve come a long way since the dude ranch days! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… enjoying the outdoors in boulder, Colorado. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so kind, sensitive and responsive.

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Elise Roeder

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shan Wilson/Chrishan Park Age: 18 Parents: ed and Kristin roeder I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer shan Wilson. He is so positive, patient, and fun, but also a real competitor. He has taught me so much about competition and performing at my best.   My Region is best known for… the illinios state Fairgrounds. between national show Horse Finals, region 11 Championships, and niAHAC, i have so many great memories.   My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… the late night water balloon fights.  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career was… in 2008, i was thrown from a horse and broke my collarbone just two weeks before Youth nationals. i still showed at nationals even though i was in a great deal of pain.   When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing the piano, playing basketball, or hanging out with my friends.    The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they make a great friend. They all have their own personality and make the perfect teammate in competition. After high school graduation I plan to… attend Pepperdine University in malibu, California. i am still


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Alex Gantt

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 17 Parents: Larry and Donna Gantt I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my parents. They have been involved with the Arabian horse industry for the past thirty years. That journey began with the purchase of Amber Triumph, a *nariadni son and led to a small scale breeding operation. The love of the Arabian horse was instilled in me from a very young age. i started like most kids do with lead line and have been riding ever since. With the help of some wonderful friends and awesome trainers, i have made the transition from lead line to Country english which is now my favorite discipline. My Region is best known for… being the most highly competitive as far as any regional show. The facilities in Perry, Georgia are by far the best show grounds anywhere. There is always lots of good food and fun. it is absolutely my favorite place to show. The quality of the horses, along with the number of people who attend make this the show of shows! Combine this with southern bbQ and seC football, and who could ask for more!

My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… yet to be decided. This will be my first year competing at Youth and i am so looking forward to it. This has been my dream for years and now it is happening. i have been told of all the fun things that go on during the week and i am getting more and more excited as the day gets closer! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having enough time to ride. it’s all about finding the right horse, but once you do, finding time to ride during school can be difficult. it means many road trips and homework in the car, but in the end it’s all worth it. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn riding. every spare minute that i have is spent doing something with a horse. if i am not riding at home, then i am at someone else’s barn riding. i love riding—it has become my life! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are extremely smart and personable. each one has its own personality which makes them so unique. They seem to know what’s going on before it happens. sometimes that’s good, and sometimes not so much. They are so intelligent that they are almost like people. After high school graduation I plan to… continue my education at college in the field of Criminology. i have

Gabby Greenberg not made the decision as to where i am going, but whereever i go, i hope to be able to continue riding and showing my Arabian horses. They have become such a big part of my life—i intend to keep them around forever.

Gabby Greenberg

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth/Culbreth equine Training & management LLC Age: 18 Parents: stu and mary Greenberg My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse and see fellow competitors that i don’t get to see very often and cheer them on! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting a 5-year-old stallion who was very green, and working hard with Chris Culbreth to get him trained in less than two months, making him both a pattern horse and 2013 scottsdale Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTr 14-18 Champion. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out with friends or at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they’re so gentlenatured and extremely intuitive with exciting and interesting personalities. After high school graduation I plan to… Attend Colorado state Volume 44, no. 1 |

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: nathan and beth Ann salamy/ Copperhill Arabians Age: 19 Parents: susan and David Hruzek I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother. she was a horse crazy young girl, like me, who didn’t get the chance to ride as a kid, but when she could, she started with Arabians. When i showed interest in horses and riding at the age of 7, she found me an Arabian barn to take lessons at and the rest is history. My Region is best known for… great horses, wonderful people, and fabulous mexican food. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals… besides competing, is the water fights! They are a great stress reliever after a long, hard week, not to mention a chance to get back at your trainer for all those difficult lessons! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… riding long distance. it has been really hard keeping up my skills, and learning to ride new horses and disciplines when only getting to ride once a month because my horses are located in another state. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at school in the library.

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Hauna Krekemeyer The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so loving and gentle. They recognize when they have a young or inexperienced passenger and adjust accordingly, taking care of their rider.

Hauna Krekemeyer

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Kimberly Verhage/Lowe Horse show Centre Age: 18 Parents: Dean and Laurie Krekemeyer I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother’s love for the Arabian breed. Thank you, mom, for introducing such lovely animals into my life and thank you, God, for allowing her to do so. My Region is best known for… the beautiful rose garlands, at least to me, because i have always loved the bright colored roses of region 2’s champion garlands from the time i first saw them. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… for starters, showing my horses, petting them in their stalls and, of course, winning is so amazing! i can’t leave out the shopping! i also love to have dinner with my mom and good friends. i find this a therapeutic way to end a long and enjoyable day with the horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… knowing that you and your horse should have a blast together performing the best you both can, even if by the end of a class the color

Jenny Lau of the ribbon is not what you had wished for. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… sleeping, doing homework, engrossed in a textbook— i love to learn. oh, and shop! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… each is a unique and sensitive individual that can truly bond and reciprocate affection. Arabians have the most exceptional personalities, and that makes the breed extraordinary. After high school graduation I plan to… earn three degrees. First, i plan to obtain both an undergraduate and a master’s degree in nano engineering, while hopefully participating in internships. i would like to continue to pursue a PhD in that aspect of the field that most interests me. The three-letter-word “job” will also be a great part to incorporate into my future. i would also love to travel abroad. And last but not least, i would love to continue riding my beloved Arabian horses! All of this i would love to do, of course, if God so wills it.

Jenny Lau

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people in the Arabian industry that have done so many amazing things in their careers. My Region is best known for… the Region 12 golf cart design at Youth every year. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show, obviously, but after that, I love seeing all the friends that I have made over the years that I only see at horse shows. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… finding the discipline that I enjoy the most. For a while I showed western and that was fine, but once I started showing saddle seat (6 years after I started showing), I knew that it was the thing I loved to do most. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working at the restaurant I hostess at, with my horses, or with my friends! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are not only amazing performance animals but at least in my experience, I have found that the Arabian also makes an amazing friend. After high school graduation I plan to… attend the University of South Carolina.

I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... Jessica Schaeffler. My region is best known for... the heat! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is... to watch the championship classes and try to pick the winner with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is... winning multiple National top tens with my Half-Arabian hunter pleasure and equitation horse that I was told was too difficult of a horse for a youth rider. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me... hanging out at the barn and spending time with my horses and trainers. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because... of their versatility and their gentle approach with inexperienced riders. After high school graduation I plan to... spend the majority of my summer at the Culbreth barn and then attend California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in the fall.

Drue Landay

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth/Culbreth Equine Training & Management LLC Age: 18 Parents: Mark and Patricia Landay

Laura Morton

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: John Golladay and Leah Beth Boyd/ Cedar Ridge Arabians Age: 18 Parents: Joe and Janice Morton  I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, John

Rachel Olson Golladay. He pushes me to become a rider with skills beyond an amateur and be a better horsewoman all around. My Region is best known for… an awesome arena to show in.  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… participate in the water balloon fights!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… making all of the cuts to show in the final class for H/A Country English Pleasure, which I believe is the most difficult division to advance in because of the tough competition.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working at my job, working out at Lifetime Fitness, getting prepared for college, or hanging out with friends.  The Arabians makes great youth horses because… they are perceptive. They know when they have precious cargo on their backs (most of the time).  After high school graduation I plan to… study Business/Communications at the college of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. 

Rachel Olson

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Liz Bentley/ IIB Farms Age: 18 Parent: Karen Olson I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my Aunt Susan. She raised Arabians for more than 30

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Lian Kristina Oteiza years and gave us our first Arabian horse. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my western horse DaKota. i also enjoy shopping with my friends at our favorite store, Anthropologie.  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting a new western horse right before nationals last year because my horse sustained an injury. i am so thankful that my trainer found me such a wonderful junior horse that one of her clients had bred. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working at the local bakery or hanging with my friends.  After high school graduation I plan to… attend Texas A&m University and study Petroleum engineering. 

Lian Kristina Oteiza

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 18  Parents: maile Aguila    I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother. i’ve grown up my whole life with Arabians and i intend to have them throughout my lifetime. My Region is best known for… tough competition and great horses.  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… get together with all my friends throughout the states. 

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Caitlin Pigott The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to ride my HalfHackney (Hoot) when i was 8 years old. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… out on my farm with all my animals.  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of how intelligent and versatile they are.    After high school graduation I plan to… attend Florida international University with a major in business Administration and minor in real estate. 

Caitlin Pigott

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Cynthia burkman/burkman Centre; Highland Pride Arabians (Family Farm) Age: 18 Parents: Alison and Jim Pigott I am following alongside the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. i am the first member of my immediate family to compete at Youth nationals. i have been lucky to enjoy this wonderful experience with my mom and my cousin sarah as co-exhibitors. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale show as well as the wonderful outreach to youth competitors. region 7 is also on the map for the egg & spoon and the ride-A-buck at our regional show. My favorite thing to do during Youth

Ryan Pullara Nationals is… to be with my fantastic barn. We are making memories with each other and our horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… dealing with the fact that all of our precious horses must leave us at some point.   When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… studying, hanging with my friends or at my barn at home. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of the bonds they are able to make with us “their humans”, even at a very young age. They are so intelligent and connected to the people who love them. After high school graduation I plan to… attend Loyola marymount University in Los Angeles where i will major in Political science and later plan to attend Law school.

Ryan Pullara

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: John Golladay and Leah beth boyd/Cedar ridge Arabians  Age: 19 Parents: Chris and Genevieve Pullara   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my father Chris Pullara who has been showing Arabian horses since he was young. My Region is best known for… how region 10 has plenty of shows to get horses qualified for regionals and nationals.


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My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to show! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being able to participate in horse shows while still doing well in school. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn working horses. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… They can do almost every discipline well, so i feel that gives youth riders a better opportunity to figure out what they like and what they are good at without having to switch to a different breed.

that i complete a clean class, and when i hear the words calling us into the lineup. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… dealing with the disappointment of having to retire my horse during his peak performance years due to an injury and learning not to allow that to hold me back from accomplishing my goals and continuing to do what i love most. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at a barn, any barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… the Arabian is not a push-button horse. Youth riders learn to persevere and become excellent overall riders. After high school graduation I plan to… go on to college, further my education, and continue to ride.

Nationals is… watching any english/ park class. And freestyle reining! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not having all the money in the world to spend on expensive horses. i’ve had to work hard and learn to make it work with a horse that didn’t cost a million dollars. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working or hanging out with my friends.  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… Arabians are so sensitive to people and they can read emotions so easily. They love to make people happy and children are really easy to please.  After high school graduation I plan to… to go the University of Findlay to double major in equine studies and equine business management.

Alyssa Rosenthal

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: randy Anderson/Western Cross Arabians; eddie ralston/ralston Training Center; ross Tarkington/ross Tarkington Arabians Age: 17 Parents: Joe and Therese sitzman

Rachel Retaleato

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman-Clements/Christy HigmanClements Training Age: 18 Parent: Cheryl Kendrigan   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Christy HigmanClements because she has inspired me in me that everything happens for a reason and i can accomplish any goal i set my mind to and to never give up. My Region is best known for… bringing superior competition to the show ring. region 12 is also a group of supportive trainers and riders who are all excited to see one another’s accomplishments. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… preparing myself and my horse before each class, praying

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Dan Whitt/ Topline Arabians Age: 17 Parents: Jerry and Tammy rosenthal I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Patience Prine-Carr, because i am studying dressage in college. My Region is best known for… being the only regional show that you have to put a jacket on to go in the ring even if it’s 90 degrees out! My favorite thing to do during Youth

Megan Sitzman

My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show, eat baskinrobbins ice cream, and water balloon fights! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning to have the patience to wait

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Kelly Svoboda for my western pleasure horse to reach the point where he can actually show off his stuff. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at Cobb Veterinary Clinic, the small and large animal clinic where i work. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they actually care for their riders and feed off their emotions. They know exactly what to do to cheer you up and put a smile on your face—Arabians take care of you. After high school graduation I plan to… attend oklahoma state University, major in biochemistry and molecular biology, and then acquire my doctorate in Veterinarian medicine.

Kelly Svoboda

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry Hoffman/Hesten Park Age: 18 Parents: melanie and David svoboda My Region is best known for… being spectacular. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to work with new horses, and finding out what things i need to do differently when i ride different horses. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the gym or on the lake.

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The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… Arabians are very talented. They can do everything, from reining to english. most of them are very smart and willing to learn which makes them good for new riders. They also have great energy which makes it a fun experience.

i’m an avid reader and rarely don’t have a book on or around me. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of the versatility and personality of the breed. They’re a safe and reliable breed that can handle whatever you ask them to do. After high school graduation I plan to… attend the University of Wisconsin river Falls and major in biology.

Hannah Vaught

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry Hoffman/Hesten Park Age: 18 Parents: brian and Kelly Vaught I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my grandmother, Arden Peterson, and my mom Kelly Vaught. both have ridden and shown competitively, and have been involved in the Arabian horse world for over 40 years. My Region is best known for… our sense of community and having fun during our region 10 shows. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to watch. Whether it’s watching people practice before the show starts or watching the actual classes, i enjoy it all. it’s fun to see the results of all the hard work horses, riders, and trainers have put in.  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… myself. i’m good at psyching myself out, and while i’ve been showing since age 6, i’m still working on staying calm and relaxed. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… reading a book.

Mackinley Wilson

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: rosemary and Jada reed/reed Training stables Age: 18 Parents: Kris Vasko and Joe Wilson I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my fellow reed girl, Ashleigh Clark, who has been such a great support personally and with braiding my horses. Luv you Ash! My Region is best known for… other than rain, our quality hunter horses that are bred and shown in region 17. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… yet to be determined as this is my first time at Youth. i’m not sure what it is yet, but i can’t wait to find out! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… my lack of confidence when in the show ring. Luckily, over the past year with my horse Tolstoi, i have a new-found confidence within myself in and out of the show ring. Thank you, bugsy!


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When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… either out with my friends or more likely in a starbucks drive thru line! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… their impeccable loyalty and innate ability to take care of their rider, and they each have very loving and fun personalities! After high school graduation I plan to… attend the University of Victoria in Victoria, bC to study social sciences and then back to the show ring next spring!

can usually find me… making road trips to Weatherford to see my horse! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so compassionate and attached to their owners, and truly become your best friend. After high school graduation I plan to… attend Texas A&m University College station and major in business management, and watch my horse enjoy her retirement. 

to… attend Texas A&m University where i will study Psychology and Kinesiology, and continue showing in the 19-39 division.

Claire Wimberly

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: randy Anderson/Western Cross Arabians Age: 18 Parents: David and Kelli Wimberly My Region is best known for… southern hospitality and bbQ! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my friends, eat baskin-robbins, have water balloon fights, and show, of course! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… riding a horse that is older than most! my horse sugarr Plum+// turned 24 this year, and i’m so lucky that she still loves her job. With age comes wisdom though, so i don’t practice full patterns on her—just elements—otherwise she figures them out and rushes! When I’m not at a horse show, you

Hannah Wimberly

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: randy Anderson/Western Cross Arabians Age: 18    Parents: David and Kelli Wimberly My Region is best known for… great horses and great people! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… where do i start? Hang out with my friends, participate in water balloon fights, eat wonderful new mexican food and, of course, show! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… myself! it took me a while to learn how to get out of my own way on the path to success. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or traveling. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are versatile, intelligent and take care of their rider! After high school graduation I plan

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 6 Parents: Donnie and Jessica Archuleta I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my uncle, Gabriel Desoto. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… play with friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting my horse to trot. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing baseball. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are pretty and sweet.

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Elle Browne When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn riding my horses, getting ready for the next show, and playing with my friends and cheerleading and modeling. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they have a great personality and always greet you at the barn.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shannon blanchard Age: 10 Parents: mike and shannon blanchard

I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Liz bentley. i always like to learn more, because i can learn all through my life and still not know everything. My Region is best known for… the underground tunnels! Also, the tough competition. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… riding and showing off my horse and making new friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting my big horse used to my short legs.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Alexis scott/AKs Farms Age: 9 Parents: bill and Jennifer browne I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Alexis scott and Allie ollila. My Region is… region 11. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… showing in the Walk/ Trot 10 & Under pleasure class. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… inexperience. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at AKs Farms. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are highspirited.

Jocelyn Davis

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: mariah Wilson/Platinum Performance Horses Age: 8 Parents: Graham and Lauri Davis  

Jocelyn Davis I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, mrs. mariah. meisters Tribute +// is the first Arabian in our family! My Region is best known for… friendly people and beautiful Arabians!  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… spending time with my barn family and watching all of the classes. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning to have soft hands and gentle legs during the reverse. Tribute had never competed in the walk/trot level, so i have to prepare him to walk after the reverse instead of canter!  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… riding at the barn!  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very loyal and gentle! i can tell that Tribute loves his job and i know he will always take care of me! 

Quinn Eisenfeld

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 9 Parents: Amanda and steve eisenfeld I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainers, Carolyn and Amanda, who are awesome, and i really like to watch Anna redmond and nikki Larson.


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Chance Harvey My Region is best known for… being the home of the Grand Canyon and the new equidome. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… eat out with my teammates and show in Tingley! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning to change clothes very quickly for the 5 different disciplines i show in. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out at the barn or doing my nails at home. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they can do so many disciplines. my horse, serinah, does showmanship, hunter, western, and trail. That is pretty cool!

Chance Harvey

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: mariah Wilson/Platinum Performance Horses Age: 10 Parents: Dusti and brit Harvey I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... this breed of horse that are the smartest of all. My Region is best known for… bringing excellent horses and contestants to shows in other regions. We are the surprise! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… being in the show arena. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being nervous before the show, and being able to calm down and get to

Karli Kelley business before i go into the arena. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… indoor karting, playing videos, or playing soccer. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… with a good trainer, riding an Arabian is a piece of cake!

Karli Kelley

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth for english and Hunt; Greg Harris for Western; Crystal mcnutt for reining seat; and rick nab. Age: 10 Parents: becky and Daniel Kelley I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my family, who used to show Arabian horses. My Region is best known for… its horse shows near the beach, like Del mar and santa barbara in region 1 and, region 7 is known best for the scottsdale Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… take my horses for walks around the show grounds and arenas. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… selling my favorite horse HF Hale bopp, but i was able to replace him with a horse just as special, eA Yankee Doodle. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the soccer field or at home practicing for my next horse show. The Arabian makes a great youth

Katherine Taylor Mathews horse because… they are kind, safe, and really fun.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Kristen Valencia/Valencia Farms Age: 9 Parents: Jessica eaves mathews and Jim mathews I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my good friend, erin rael, who is in my barn and my inspiration as a rider and as a person! My Region is best known for… hosting Arabian Youth nationals! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride my horses, DJ Uptown Commander (“macho”) and morning Glory. i also like riding around in our golf cart! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… the fear of being in the arena and learning to have fun! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… riding my horses at our trainer’s barn. i also love playing with my many breyer® horses and reading lots and lots of books! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… he is an elegant, gentle and sweet horse!

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Isabella Perricone When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out at the barn or spending time with my family. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are patient and smart, and want to learn with you.

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Camryn Martens

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Alexis scott/AKs Farms Age: 8 Parents: Kevin and Janette martens I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Alexis scott, my trainer. i want to be a national Champion just like her and i want to work with horses when i grow up. My Region is best known for… its great show arenas and fun shows. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… showing my horse well and creating a new stick horse every year. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… usually being one of the youngest in my classes.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 10 Parents: malou and steven Perricone I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother—she has ridden and shown Arabians for the last 25 years. My Region is best known for… awesome horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to be with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… collecting my horse because i’m still small. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they do it all.

Valentina Perricone

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/ Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 8 Parents: malou and steven Perricone

Valentina Perricone   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. My Region is best known for… hot trotting horses! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… be with my friends and ride. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… my nerves. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn with my horses. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are awesome in every way!

Quintin Roberts

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: marggie rushlow-roberts and Chad roberts/ rushlow’s Arabians Age: 9 Parents: marggie rushlow-roberts and Chad roberts I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my parents. My Region is best known for… all being good friends. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horses and have water fights. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being able to show my horses as well as i can ride them at home. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… doing homework.


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Zach Stransky The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very smart and versatile.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman/Hesten Park Age: 10 Parents: reid and Daria stransky   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, Larry Hoffman. My Region is best known for… our float for the golf cart parade at Youth nationals. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… making the golf cart float. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning the difference of riding western vs. english. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the farm. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are calm.

McKella Tiziani

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Leah beth boyd and John Golladay/Cedar ridge Arabians and sarah Paripovich/sarah Paripovich Training Age: 10 Parents: mario and Kressi Tiziani I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Juliette Dell. My Region is best known for… cheese?

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My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… doing both western and saddle seat. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the dance floor. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are smart, kind and loving! __________________________________ __________________________________

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Trainer: Cody ralston Age: 12 Parents: mike and shannon blanchard I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… those i am always eager and happy to learn new and different things from which is a variety of people, but i believe that i am creating my own path in this. My Region is best known for… sadly, Quarter Horses. Ha-ha! Just kidding! As many Quarter Horses as there might be here, region 9 is known for hosting U.s. nationals. That’s way more exciting to me! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… the quality time i spend with my horses, the excitement of the competition, and the possibility

Isabel Chism of becoming a champion. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning to train my horses so far, but i think that i still have much more to learn. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… in the barn practicing and working other horses, playing and enjoying music and artwork, and running around in the woods with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… Arabians acquire unique personalities and often bond with individuals, which makes your team that much stronger—i’m lucky to be one of these individuals.

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Allison Contois Parents: mr. bruce and Dr. Lisa Chism I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) by… trying to be an example of good sportsmanship, a compassionate team player, and a dedicated athlete. my role models in the Arabian horse world are my trainers who patiently work with me to be the best that i can be. They have also taught me how to be my horse’s partner when we ride and compete. My Region is best known for… for our great youth riders! Go region 13! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to show and hang out with my friends and horse. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… moving from walk/trot to 13 & under. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… shopping or with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very versatile, smart, and great for all ages of youth.

Allison Contois

Trainers/Farm Affiliation: Laurie Long; Lynn Almond/bay Area equine Center; and Al Almanza/Live oak Arabians Age: 13 Parents: John Contois and Laura Witter   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother.

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Jeanne Contois My Region is best known for… hunting and fishing. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with friends that i don’t get to see very much during the year. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… butterflies. still get them, but not as bad.   When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or playing basketball with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are extremely smart and they learn quickly.    

Jeanne Contois

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Laurie Long; Lynn Almond/bay Area equine Center; and Al Almanza/Live oak Arabians Age: 13 Parents: John Contois and Laura Witter I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother, Laura brooks Witter. My Region is best known for… its food. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… visiting with friends that i don’t see on a regular basis. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… fear of riding in front of so many people. When I’m not at a horse show,

Nicole Davis you can usually find me… at the barn, hanging out with friends or playing basketball. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they have great minds.

Nicole Davis

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: mariah Wilson/ Platinum Performance Horses Age: 13 Parents: melisa Garcia and michael Davis I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, who through hard work and determination, got to where she is today. My Region is best known for… hunter pleasure, and hunt seat equitation. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… meet different people and watch hunter pleasure, costume, and park. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not being so nervous before my classes. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn helping out or spending time with the horses. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are a versatile breed in which one rider can show the Arabian horse in many disciplines.


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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Donna Waggoner Training Age: 13 Parents: Julie and Gary Feldman   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my grandpa who has been an Arabian horse breeder for many generations. My Region is best known for… our mild climate that’s great for horse shows! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… spend time with my friends, show my horses, and of course, go to my favorite restaurant, buca di beppo!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… working through various horse challenges. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… collecting breyer® horses, on the soccer field, watching Giants baseball, and doing homework. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they’re patient, gentle, and have great personalities!

Madison E. Gales

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth/ Culbreth equine Training & management LLC Age: 12 Parents: Karen and Jason Gales

Madison E. Gales I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Holland stevens, because she won a championship in HA/AA Western Pleasure JTr in 2012. This is the class i will be competing in this year, and i believe she is a very elegant and confident rider. My Region is best known for… Carlsbad Caverns and White sands in new mexico. Also Yellowstone national Park and Devils tower in Wyoming. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… watching the classes and walking around the fairgrounds talking with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my showing career is… that i don’t get as nervous as i did when i first started. When I’m not at a horse show you can usually find me… riding my other horses with my friend melanie. You also could find me in my room playing on my computer and guitar. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… it is very intelligent and it has a lot of stamina if you like to go on long rides. They are also very loving and try to take care of their owner as best as they can.

Danielle Galloway

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/Cactus rose ranch and scheier Farms Age: 12 Parent: Don Galloway

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Hattie George I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my older sister Devin Galloway. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… riding after falling off my horse and breaking my arm. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at my barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they take good care of us.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Alexis scott/AKs Farms Age: 12 Parents: sue George and michelle Price

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Luciana Hernandez I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, Alexis scott. My Region is best known for… corn, soybeans, hogs, and the iowa state Fair. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals will be… looking forward to showing my horse, being with my friends, and enjoying the youth activities during the show as this is my first year to show at Youth nationals. The biggest obstacle that I will overcome during my show career will be… learning how to show, what judges are looking for, how to position my horse in the ring … all of that. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… always at the barn. i even do my homework at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so kind and adorable—they have the personality of a golden retriever.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/ Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 13 Parents: barbara blanck and eddie Hernandez  I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, Christy Higman Clements. My Region is best known for… great english horses.

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Kayla Hipp My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… patterns. i am still working on it. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the soccer field. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are incredibly smart, eager to learn and fun to ride.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 11 Parents: Londa and mark Hipp I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Vicki Humphrey, my trainer, an amazing rider and person. i look up to Vicki and her daughter Jessie. They are world-class teachers, riders and people, and they know so much about the Arabian industry. They have both taught me so much and i wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for them. My Region is best known for… its amazing competition, as region 12 has some of the best known stallions and performance horses in the country. My favorite thing to do during youth nationals is… to have fun with my friends and show with my horse millady LoA. The biggest obstacle that I’ve

Sofia Kauderer overcome during my show career is… having to almost start over as a rider when my hunter horse, Dicaprio foundered and was no longer able to compete. i decided along with Vicki, to start riding english saddle seat. i still have my hunter horse who is the love of my life and who i love to hop on and play with for joy rides! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… bareback riding servega bey (a.k.a. Prince), a retired show horse, in my pasture at my house or at the barn with Dicaprio, millady LoA, a cool yearling saddlebred we call ‘nuttin’, and our prized donkey ‘Waffles’. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are loyal, loving and gentle. They also are very patient, which is needed with kids like me!

Sofia Kauderer

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 11 Parents: Tica and mallory Kauderer I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Christy Higman, because she is a wonderful trainer. she has helped me not only become a better rider, but has made me more confident in myself. i couldn’t ask for a better trainer than her. My region is best known for… young, polite, elegant, and outstanding riders. My favorite thing to do during Youth


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Nationals is… to show my horse, red status symbol, and join in water balloon fights in the golf carts with the other barns. The biggest obstacle that I have overcome during my show career is… learning my diagonals.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the tennis courts.  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are outstanding horses who are also smart and good with the youth riders.

can usually find me… at CrossFit or riding my horses at home. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… it is so gentle with all ages and loves people.

When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… out in the barn, on trail rides, the beach, and of, course, at the mall with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… their spirit is something that never fades; they are kind, patient and intelligent! For whatever reason it is, they just seem to “know!”  

Kori Kelley

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth for english and Hunt; Greg Harris for Western; Crystal mcnutt for reining; and rick nab. Age: 13 Parents: becky and Daniel Kelley I am following the in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother, who was a very successful rider. My Region is best known for… its horse shows right by the beach in region 1 and all the great horse trainers that live in region 7. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride my horses and see all of the other amazing horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to manage my school work and maintain a 4.0 while missing school for my horse shows. When I’m not at a horse show, you

Halley Kern

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Christy Higman Clements/Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 12 Parents: michael and Jennifer Kern I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. Her first horse was an Arabian and so was every horse from there on. she has taught me that the love of an Arabian horse is amazing! The dedication, trust, and friendship that we build with our Arabians as a team and as a family is simply irreplaceable. My Region is best known for… possibly the spotlight stallion auction; it’s fun to watch the stallions and foals parade around in the ring! but back in the barn at the end of the show we have a shavings “fight” ... it’s a lot of fun! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… going! This is my first year and i bet i’ll love everything about it! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having confidence in me and my horse in the limited show career i have had so far. However, we are getting there—i have an awesome trainer!

Emily E. Kuras

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: marggie rushlow-roberts, Chad roberts, sally rushlow/rushlow’s Arabians Age: 13 Parents: mary Gallagher Kuras and Patrick J. Kuras I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my grandmother, Katherine Gallagher. My Region is best known for… its unity and teamwork. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… watch classes with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… riding as well in the show ring as i do at home. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or rehearsing with the Grand rapids symphony Youth Chorus. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are willing and kind-hearted and will do anything to please you.

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Nikki Larson

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jon ramsay/ stachowski Farms Age: 13 Parents: John and Lori Larson I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Jon ramsay. i learn new things every time i go to the barn. Jon is amazing to watch train and show. even better is how FUn and entertaining he and JJ (his dog) can be! My Region is best known for…  putting on fantastic shows. There are always fun activities, games and great friends in region 7. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… different every year! i enjoy meeting new people and seeing old friends!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… understanding my Half-Arabian hunter horse. We finally clicked and now we do great together!  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… riding my retired country horse or training. Also hanging out with friends! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are sweet, intelligent, and love to be around children.   

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I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. she has always had a passion for horses, especially the Arabian horse. she would take me riding with her when i was just 1 year old. We have always had Arabian horses at home. i used to ride her old show horse beyzon around our acreage with just a halter and lead rope until he passed away at the age of 34 years. My Region is best known for… tons of fun at the region 11 Championship show in springfield! on Friday night, when classes are over, there is an awesome progressive barn party with lots of yummy food! After filling up, we have a huge dodge ball game in the warm-up arena—game on! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show! it is a great experience and the most fun i can imagine having! i also love hanging out with all my friends i have made over the past few years showing Arabians. i have made many friends around the U.s. and it is always great to see all of them and cheer them on. We also have a huge water balloon fight in the dark where lots of barns and kids get involved, even the trainers! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having shown a different horse each year since i began coming to Youth nationals. each of them is very different in their own way, and some of them quite difficult. not any of the horses i have shown have been “easy” and i feel this has helped make me the rider i am today. i am so looking

forward to the next one! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the basketball court or shooting hoops in the driveway. second to riding horses, i love to play basketball; it keeps me in shape and teaches sportsmanship and team effort. i also love music and enjoy playing the cello. each of these things in, their own way, teach me that hard work does pay off and to never give up! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so versatile in what they can do. They are smart—i think the smartest of all breeds. They are beautiful and loyal. They seem to know when there is a small kid on their back and how they should behave.

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I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… no one; i just have a passion for riding, and the discipline my neighbor taught was country english pleasure, so i took advantage of the opportunity. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… catching up with some of the girls i ride with that i don’t usually get to see due to living in a different region. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning change is good and sometimes even healthy. my old trainer and friend had to move due to personal reasons and it was sad for everyone at the


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Kutlaono Moloi stables seeing him leave, and even for some horses. We are all at different stables now and enjoying having a new aspect of riding to learn. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing any sports i can fit in while still having time to see my horses at the stables. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… some are bullheaded but headstrong. They know what they want and they know when you are on your sharpest day and when you are not. Through all of the ups and downs, your horse will always be there to pick up some of the slack when they know you are inexperienced or not on one of your sharpest days. most of all, they have the same passion you have to win.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: DeDe bisch/ bisch Training Age: 13 Parent: nchakha moloi   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… world class Arabian breeders that started in scottsdale (region 7). i want to be a businessman and run our family’s stud (even though i hate board meetings). My Region is best known for… breeding and training of Arabian horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… coming to America and showing horses at this, my first Youth nationals. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting to the U.s. to ride. i am

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in school full time and i play rugby, soccer, and cricket for my school. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… traveling with my father and family or playing rugby with my mates.

Sefenya Moloi

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: DeDe bisch/ bisch Training Age: 12 Parent: nchakha moloi I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… top national performance trainers, which i hope to one day become. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale All Arabian show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals will be… to watch great horses and meet new people at this, my first Youth nationals.   The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting to Arizona to ride my horses; about a fourteen-hour plane ride. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… spending time with my family and playing sports.

Mikayla Michels

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman/Hesten Park Age: 12 Parents: Karen and Tracy michels I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. she had horses as a kid and never let go of her passion for them.

Abby Mills My Region is best known for… lots of snow. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… of course, showing my horse. Who wouldn’t love that! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not being able to compete on the same level because family or horses are better known. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing volleyball or hanging out with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are the sweetest breed. Arabians love to be a part of a family. i love my Arabian “Capi” because he’s very versatile.

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Shelby Norris I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… the many owners who love their horses like family, and give them good homes when they retire. My Region is best known for… cars, cars, cars. i even live in a neighborhood designed by edsel Ford. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… celebrate a good ride at The elephant bar with friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… finding a good balance between riding, school, family, and social life. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn, of course, or doing aerial yoga (think circus training). The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so beautiful, understanding, and they love you back.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: ryan strand and elise Worman/Liberty meadows Training Center Age: 13 Parents: mike and Chris norris I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. she has shown horses since she was little and now we enjoy doing it together. My Region is best known for… our regionals during July 4th, so it is always hot. it is also great to go and hang out with horse show friends. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… the water fights and the golf carts. The biggest obstacle that I’ve 162

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overcome during my show career is… learning my diagonals, which was very hard for me in walk/trot years. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very pretty, smart and fun to ride.

care of you every step of the way. some are the other way around, and you take care of them. Arabians also teach you a lot about responsibility!

Allie Ollila

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Alexis scott/ AKs Farms Age: 12 Parents: Chris and melissa ollila I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Alexis scott. she is my trainer and i hope to achieve what she has accomplished over the course of her show career. My Region is best known for… corn, cows, and pigs. mainly just the corn and pigs, but we can’t leave out the cows! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang with my barn friends and catch up with my friends from other barns that i don’t get to see very often. my most favorite thing to do, though, is show! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to deal with difficult horses. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn hanging out with my friends, having a lesson, or riding the other horses. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are smart, gentle, loving, and versatile. The Arabian horse can do almost anything and most take

Vanessa Pedregon

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Cactus rose ranch and Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 12 Parents: robin and randi Preiser I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of … my brother Gabe Desoto. My Region is best known for… being one of the largest. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals… besides show is hang out with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… never showing the same horse twice, but it’s fun. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging with family and friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… it is so smart.

Griffin Pofahl

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: mariah Wilson/Platinum Performance Horses Age: 11   Parents: brady Pofahl and Whitney Warner   I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… mariah Wilson because she is my trainer and i look up to her.


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Griffin Pofahl My Region is best known for… sunny days and red and green chile. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… compete in classes, have fun on breaks, and training. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not giving up if i don’t win. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… doing physical activities. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they know how to be trained.

Emily Pate

Trainer /Farm Affiliation: Leah beth boyd/Cedar ridge Arabians Age: 13 Parents: Jane and simon Pate I am following in the Arabian roots of… my trainer Leah beth boyd, who, for the last three years, has been a true inspiration for me. she is not only a champion in the show ring, but an amazing trainer. My Region is best known for… supporting the youth rider; in the ring and through fundraising, a large part of our region 10 show in June. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… competing, hanging with my horsey friends, and being a part of the fun events! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… building my confidence and riding abilities. When I’m not a horse show, you can usually find me… playing

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volleyball, being with friends, shopping, spending time with my family, and riding at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… the Arabian horse is very gentle, has a great personality, always looks very elegant, and is super fun to ride!

Sarah Porter

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Josh Quintus/ Colonial Wood Age: 12 Parents: Howard and Kay Porter I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my aunt, robin Porter. she is a great role model and i hope to one day be as good as a rider as she is. she’s extremely encouraging and she’s always there for me no matter what i am doing, especially in the show ring. My Region is best known for… bringing it when it comes to the ring! We are very energized and very excited when it comes to show season! even though we don’t see each other every day, it still feels like we’re a very close family. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride my horses and hang out with all of my friends. When i’m with my horses, it’s my favorite time of the day. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being thrown off of a golf cart the day before i had to compete. i had to ride the next morning with my ankle swollen and my leg all scraped up.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can

Noah Rooker usually find me… on the volleyball court or at school. i also love to hang out with my friends!  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are quick learners, alert, and sensitive. Their gaits are ground covering and smooth to ride. i especially love that they are just gorgeous horses.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: rooker Training stable and rushlow’s Arabians Age: 12 Parents: shawn and Carmelle rooker I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps)… of my sister makenna. My Region is best known… for sweet horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve Volume 44, no. 1 |

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Joseph Stransky overcome during my show career is… making my horse Johny walk. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the golf course or on the basketball court. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they trot high.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shan Wilson/ Chrishan Park Age: 13 Parents: Kristin and ed roeder I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps)… of my trainer shan Wilson. He is hard working, positive, and a lot of fun to train with. i am lucky to have him as my trainer and coach. My Region is best known… for its great equitation riders. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to catch up with all the riders who i talk with all year but only 164

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman/Hesten Park; Carrie bartz, equitation coach Age: 13 Parents: Laura and Chris shaffer I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother who has been riding horses since she was a kid. My Region is best known for… having the best team spirit! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse and hang out with him in his stall. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… staying focused ... um, what was the question again? ;) When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing hockey, volleyball, and softball or hanging out with my awesome friends. Also snapchatting with Hill and morgs. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are caring, loving, and eager to please! my Arabian gives great hugs!

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth/Culbreth equine Training and management LLC Age: 11 Parents: Pete and stephanie st Jean I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. she used to show an Arabian when she was a kid, too. i also look up to Drue, Gabby and Kelsey at my barn. They are awesome riders! My Region is best known for… hosting the scottsdale Arabian Horse show and the beautiful desert.  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse and throw water balloons with my friends! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… feeling safe and confident on a horse again after a bad accident when i was 6 years old.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn riding my horse or playing on a softball team.  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their beauty and they are so much fun to ride!

Joseph Stransky

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Larry and Jody Hoffman/Hesten Park Age: 12 Parents: reid and Daria stransky I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my grandpa Jerome. My Region is best known for… our golf cart floats at Youth nationals.


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Kierstin Thigpen My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… the golf cart parade. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… keeping my horse collected at all gates. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at a Holstein cattle show. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are pretty and intelligent.

Kierstin Thigpen

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 13 Parents: Fred and Kim Thigpen I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer Carolyn. My Region is best known for… a fun scottsdale show and region 7 show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… watch freestyle reining. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… pre-show nerves. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn helping with horses. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are versatile, intelligent, and absolutely gorgeous.

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Age: 12 Parents: mario and Kressi Tiziani I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainers Leah beth boyd and sarah Paripovich. My Region is best known for… all the great halter trainers. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse and go shopping with my friends!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to deal with my horses and learning their personalities. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn!  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are smart and have kind hearts and are beautiful!

Lana Trautman

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: John Golladay and Leah beth boyd/Cedar ridge Arabians Age: 12 Parents: bruce and Karna Trautman   My Region is best known for… ten thousand lakes (but actually there are over 15,000). My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… 1. Compete; 2. support my friends; 3. shop; 4. explore the area; 5. Drive the golf cart. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… my mother (wink wink)! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing with my two dogs. 

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 11 Parents: matt and Jennifer Wondrasek I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer, Amanda borduin. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horse and hang out with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting the correct leads. When I’m not at a horse show, you can Volume 44, no. 1 |

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: mariah Wilson/Platinum Performance Horses Age: 11 Parents: bill and Hallie Young I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… all the amazing girls and boys that have shown how beautiful Arabian horses are. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my friends and show them my love for horses. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being afraid. Last summer i was afraid to trot on a trail horse and now i can canter on a show horse! 166

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Tish Kondas and Carla schiltz/showtime Training Center Age: 17 Parents: Tim and Judi Alvey I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mimi, Delle rohmer. she rode all types of horses when she was alive and was known well in san Antonio, Texas as an AQHA show manager.    My Region is best known for… the fun times i have every year at region 12 Youth Jamboree. i took my Paint horse, sunny, and learned many new things at the clinics. everyone loved my boy even though he wasn’t an Arabian. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… watching all the classes and meeting new people. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… until two years ago, i showed Paint/Quarter Horses. The biggest obstacle i’ve overcome is transitioning from hunter to english rider. i love it and look forward to my first year showing english.

Maggie Barker

Trainer/ Farm Affiliation: rob bick and Caralyn schroter/ rbC show Horses Age: 18 Parents: bill and Terri barker I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… all the trainers i have grown up with and learned so much from; the journey from my first lessons at summer camp to showing with rob and Caralyn for the past several years. My Region is best known for… the good prizes and, of course, the saturday night barn party! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… riding on the track. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having the confidence to show my horse to the best of my and his ability. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of its versatility, good temperament, and great mind.

Felicia Bisconti

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Dan Whitt/ Topline Arabians Age: 17  Parents: nick and michelle bisconti 


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Sabrina Bronni I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... the many trainers and talented horse people that i have met throughout my youth career.  My region is best known for...  Columbus, ohio, the home of the osU buckeyes and the famous buckeye sweepstakes Horse show.  My favorite thing to do during youth nationals is... besides showing is, being the golf cart chauffeur, cheering on my friends in the ring, and looking forward to my next food adventure.  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is... getting into the mind of my horses so that i can better understand each of them and succeed in the show ring.  When I’m not at a horse show you can usually find me... at the barn, dreaming of my next horse show, or going to concerts and being with my friends.  The Arabians makes a great youth horse because... they are honest and will always demand excellence from their rider. Their breathtaking beauty will truly melt your heart. 

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chad roberts/rushlow’s Arabians Age: 16 Parents: Paul and sandra bronni I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... my trainers marggie and Chad.

Amanda Burns Nationals is… hanging out with my friends and watching classes. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… my nervous tendencies and secondguessing myself. When I’m not a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn, on the soccer field, or relaxing in my room. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are kind and caring. They aren’t just animals, they become your best friends and family.

Amanda Burns

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: DeDe bisch and Debbie Cooper at Los Cedros Age: 16 Parents: Danny and Deborah burns I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my parents and grandparents by breeding and showing Arabian performance horses.  My Region is best known for… 110 degree weather.  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… go to rudy’s bbQ with my whole barn.  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not letting a bad ride get me down.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or with my friends.  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are sensitive and willing to work. 

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Caelen Caspers

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Leah beth boyd and John Golladay/ Cedar ridge Arabians Age: 15 Parents: Phil and Christy Caspers I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my older sister mcKenna who loves Arabians and showing as much as i do. she keeps inspiring me to always do my best and be proud of each class i am in, regardless of the color of the ribbon. My Region is best known for… having a large number of youth riders and a wonderful community of horse people! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… working with my horse, Tres Kool, to keep him from breaking into the canter when he should be trotting. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the volleyball court. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of its grace and beauty.

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When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at my second home, the barn! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are devoted and trustworthy—everything one needs in a best friend.

nervous, but i’ve learned how to not show them as much and use them to my advantage. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… either at school, at the barn, or hanging out with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their versatility, kind heart, athleticism, and spicy attitude.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Tish Kondas and Carla schiltz/ showtime Training Center Age: 17 Parents: Kim and Jean baptiste Castang I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainers Tish Kondas and Carla schiltz. i can only hope to attain the same level of tenacity and patience they exhibit with horses. My Region is best known for… the region 12 Championship show, one of the foremost regional shows in the country. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… aside from showing, i love the water balloon fights! The biggest obstacle I have overcome during my show career is… adapting to different types of horses regarding style and discipline. 168

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: John Golladay and Leah beth boyd/ Cedar ridge Arabians; Cynthia burkman, natalie Jones, Devon miller, Taryn Lundquist /burkman Center Age: 17 Parent: Dru Cederberg I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom, Dru Cederberg, who grew up riding and showing horses. i did my first lead line class at the scottsdale Arabian horse show when i was 3 years old on Lollie Ames’ trail horse. Then i started showing in the walk/trot on an ex-reiner named raven. After that, i got my first real show horse soonahmi when i was 8 who took me to many regional wins and my first youth reserve national championship. i’ve been hooked on showing Arabian horses ever since. My Region is best known for… definitely egg and spoon. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to see and hang out with my friends that i only get to see once or twice a year. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… showing my nerves. i still get

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Trainer: Christy Higman Clements/ Christy Higman Clements Training Age: 17 Parents: ileana and bill Cinkilic  I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Christy Higman Clements. We put our faith and our hearts into her and she found us an absolutely amazing horse, Hs King of Glory, from elizabeth Pizzonia and Lou sichini. King is the best horse i have ever owned. When we made that bond, of a patient trainer, willing rider, and precocious horse, everything fell into place. He is such an amazing soul. i love him so much. i am honored and humbled to be at Youth nationals. 

Allison Davis

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: ryan strand and elise Worman/Liberty meadows Training Center Age: 16 Parents: barry and Charity Davis I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… sarah Delisi.


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Juliette Dell My Region is best known for… having fun shows. My favorite thing to do at Youth Nationals is… having water balloon fights. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they have great personalities and are dependable.

Juliette Dell

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: stachowski Farms Age: 16 Parents: michael and susan Dell I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my big sister Kira! she is the reason i was introduced to horses, and we have competed on many of the same horses throughout the years. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show and spend time with my horses, friends, and trainers. Youth nationals is such a huge highlight of my year, and i always try to absorb as many fun memories as i can! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… Losing three of my horses last year. This definitely made going to the barn more emotional, but it changed my relationships with my horses for the better. spending time with my horses became much more meaningful and special. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on stage! i love singing and acting! This year i was a member of the st. Andrew’s select

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Choir and we toured through san Diego. i have been in a lot of musicals and plays, and other than riding, it is my favorite thing to do! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… They have such loving and gentle personalities.

Katie Deloatch

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 18 Parents: Thomas and Lyn Deloatch I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… no one. i am the first in my family to ride Arabians. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show, of course; ride hot air balloons and visit new places. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… realizing i can’t be perfect every time i show. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working or at school. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they have a great personality and are always willing to please.

Jenna Dillin

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: randy Anderson/Western Cross Arabians and eddie ralston Age: 16 Parents: Linden and Holly Dillin My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… water ballooning and, of course, showing!

Sarah Duncan The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… definitely my show ring awareness. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn spending time with the horses! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their loyalty and willingness to please!

Sarah Duncan

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shea Johnson and Pam bremmer Age: 14 Parent: bruce Duncan I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother, Jeane Duncan. she showed saddlebreds at my age. My Region is best known for… hosting Youth nationals. My favorite thing to do during Youth Volume 44, no. 1 |

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Mary Catherine Ellis Nationals is… unknown as i have never been to Youth nationals before, but i look forward to the experience. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting used to a new horse while mine recovers. before the scottsdale show, my horse turned up lame, so i had to find a replacement, and it has been extremely challenging, but has only helped me to become a better rider. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… either riding at Diane Avery’s rancho Alegre, or spending time with my family and friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… it has a very unique personality. They will never do anything to harm you and will love you just as much as you love them

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Joel Gangi/ boisvert Farms Age: 16 Parents: Cathie and brian ellis I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainers and my mom who used to ride Arabian horses when she was a kid. My Region is best known for… how competitive it is. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my friends and, of course, show my horse! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… changing over from hunter to english! When I’m not at a horse show, you can 170

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usually find me… hanging out with my friends or at school. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so kind, intelligent and beautiful!

Our Region is best known for… a strong and united youth team! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… of course, showing my horses! Also, i love to hang out with my friends from all over the U.s. because we see each other only twice a year. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… that first change i feel when a favorite horse retires or dies and they can never show again. Also, when my trainer moved to Arizona. The travel makes it so hard to go and see and ride my horses. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… either on the tennis courts or just hanging out with my friends at home. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… it is so smart and safe for any age. They make great friends as they are loving and loyal to their owners, as well as sweet.

Sarah Elizabeth Ellis

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Joel Gangi/ boisvert Farms Age: 15 Parents: brian and Cathie ellis I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. she used to ride Arabian horses when she was young. My Region is best known for… being one of the most competitive regions. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… ride my horses, hang out with my friends, and watch classes! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to ride my sister’s horse because she hurt her ankle. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at cheer or with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so much fun and so beautiful!

Sarah Esqueda

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Cynthia burkman/Highland Pride Arabians Age: 16 Parents: Tony and Keri esqueda I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my first Arabian, eTC Cracklin rosy.

Raven Gropp

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 15 Parents: Jeanne and billy Gropp My Region is best known for… being one of the most competitive regions and also the largest region. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show! And also hang out with my friends that live across the country from me.    The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is…


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Raven Gropp trying to open my dad’s wallet. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. i’m always riding. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are probably the smartest breed of horse there is which makes them one of the safest horses to ride. 

Sophia Handel

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/VHTC; John Golladay and Leah beth boyd/ Cedar ridge Arabians Age: 15 Parents: ellen and Jeff Handel I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of … my grandfather, John Ames. The Ames family has a longstanding tradition in the Arabian horse world. My Region is best known for… the great people and horses that compete there. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with friends and, of course, ride! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… a suspensory injury that my horse had last season. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… practicing for one! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very kind and trusting, and share great bonds with their people.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Alexis scott/ AKs Farms Age: 14 Parents: Jeff and Christi Hegstad I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... my trainer, Alexis scott, because she has 12 national championships. My Region is best known for... gorgeous horses and hardworking people. Also, corn, pigs, and soybeans. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is... i am super excited to find out! i always love showing my horse. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is... my first show horse thought he was a llama and walked around with his nose in the air. my second show horse was convinced she was a racehorse. now, i finally have an awesome horse! Also, i get kind of nervous before my classes. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me... at the barn practicing, at cross country practice, or with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because... Arabians truly love people and aim to please. They are very willing horses and form excellent bonds with people. They can be a little feisty, but they have a loving personality.

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Lauren Hintz

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Trademark Farms I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... my great Grandfather earl Heck...he rode quarter horses but gave me my love of horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is... not sure! i have never been to Youth, this is my first year! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is... learning to ride my horse to his full potential—he is a very difficult horse to ride. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me... at the barn or hunting with my dad. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because... they are kind, gentle, and love to be around people.

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim Lowe/ Lowe show Horse Centre Age: 16 Parents: Glen and Lesley Johnson I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… a few people i idolize, but mostly nicole Perry. she is always so bright, thoughtful, full of optimism and just an overall amazing person every minute of every day. she always puts all her effort in every aspect of riding and basically, life. even though she’s moved cross-country, i will always want to be like her as i grow older. i will always look up to her and love her like my older sister. My region is best known for… our insanely incredible youth/judging team and always being able to have a good time. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to catch up with mis 172

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amigos from all over the country since i never get to see them, and to eat ice cream while watching horses—it’s basically living the dream right there. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… gaining my confidence in the show ring, but Jim has helped me overcome it and it for sure makes showing more fun when you are not having an anxiety attack every two seconds if you mess up. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at Chipotle, the driving range, starbucks, my school, or in my bed. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so kind hearted, gentle and just an overall beautiful horse.

Youth nationals. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to ride and adjust to my new horse. Though my horse still knows more than me, over the past months that i have owned him he has taught me more than i could have ever imagined. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn with my horse or having fun with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are a devoted, mannerly, companionable, and an eager to please breed.

Corinne Joss

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Kelly mathews/Arriviste Arabians Age: 14 Parents: mary and michael Joss I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainer and older girls at my barn, watching them practice with their own Arabians. They were my inspiration to start riding Arabians. My Region is best known for… large, high quality, and very competitive region 11 saddle seat equitation classes. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… meeting new people, as well as sharing the experience with others who have the same passion as me. i have only visited in the past, but this will be my first year competing at

Nicole Krueger

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim Lowe/ Lowe show Horse Centre Age: 16 Parents: Lori and brian Krueger I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps)… of determination. My Region is best known for… the ice cream socials. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… going out for all of our huge barn dinners! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… figuring out my horse when we bought her. it took a year, but we finally clicked for the show ring! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out with friends or at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are loyal and willing to please their rider.


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Hannah Kulik

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim Lowe/ Lowe show Horse Centre Age: 16 Parents: Deborah and Glen Kulik  I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… of an Arabian because  i think i share their characteristics; i am loyal, hardworking, and (at times) spunky! My Region is best known for… the ice cream social!  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… cheer on all my friends in their classes!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having my first show horse tear his suspensory during our final at Youth nationals in 2010.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… unfortunately, this year, it was studying, but usually it is hanging out with my family, friends, and horses!  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very smart and loyal.

MiKenna LaVenture

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shannon beethe/beethe Arabians; Jenna ball/ Westridge Farms  Age: 14  Parents: michael and Kara LaVenture  I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… every other kid who has had the privilege to ride and show

Sophia Lourenco the animals they love. it is so awesome to be at the Youth nationals doing something i love so much.  My Region is best known for… having a big turn-out at its region 10 show, along with having fun activities for the youth, and a bunch of “Think Pink” activities. Also, the weather; though the show is in the middle of June; we have had 90+ degrees with lots of humidity and we have had freezing rain and frost!  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my friends that are from all over the country, ride my horse(s), and watch all the different classes!  The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to ride many different horses which has been a challenge for me. i also had to break some habits that i had developed, and learn to make changes in the show ring based on the horse.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the dance studio and on the basketball court—two other places i love to spend my time! i have danced on a competition line for 7 years and we practice 10 to 12 hours a week. i also love to play basketball, and for the last few years my dad has coached my traveling team!  The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they can do so many different things. They can jump, rope cows, compete in a variety of performance classes, and are admired for their beauty. They are loving animals with great personalities that make them so much fun to be around. 

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: rushlow’s Arabians Age: 14 Parents: Joseph and Joan Lourenco I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my trainers. They have taught me so much and i would not be where i am without them. My Region is best known for… striving for our goals, working hard and fulfilling our dreams. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… unknown as this is my first year going to Youth nationals. i am just so honored to get this privilege to go and compete. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… telling myself i couldn’t do it, but in the outcome, i could do it, and now i am competing at Youth nationals! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out with my friends, playing sports (mainly basketball) and spending time at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are just so lovable and friendly. it’s impossible not to enjoy being around them. They make me laugh every time i’m at the barn.

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Kelsey McMahan I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Vicki Humphrey because we have both separated our pelvises—it happens. My Region is best known for… the “Think Pink” class on Friday at region 10. Last year it was a halter class, and this year it was a costume lead line class. Leah beth, starr Llight, and i participated last year and it was a lot of fun. our fellow participants included a donkey, a Percheron, and a miniature horse. People placed bets on who they thought was going to win and a portion of the proceeds went to susan G. Komen.  My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show! i also love just sitting in Tingley with my friends and watching classes, and hanging out with my other friends ben and Jerry. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… fitting into my show clothes after Winter 2012.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn, with my friends, or eating lemon popsicles. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of its intelligence, versatility, and kindness. not only does an Arabian make a great show horse, but it also makes a great best friend. 

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I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... Chris Culbreth. He has been involved with the breed for a long time and dedicates his life to the passion he has for Arabians. My Region is best known for… the scottsdale Arabian Horse show. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… showing my horse, having huge water fights and just hanging out with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… my nerves. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… in Prescott, AZ, with my friends and family or traveling between Prescott and scottsdale on the i-17 for my lessons! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their intelligence and loyalty to their youth. They’re kindhearted and always listen to you!

a little over two years ago, but i’m out to see them and practice as often as possible. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… with my friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of its versatility and attitude—they can do just about anything.

Mayree Nolan

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: bill Flood/ Flood show Horses Age: 17 Parents: Tom and sarah nolan My Region is best known for… the start of the season—region 7 is the first regional of the year. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… any time spent in Tingley. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… moving away from my horses. my family moved from Arizona to Chicago

Hews Oldham

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 17 Parents: matt and Kathy oldham I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of... of my trainer and mentor, Vicki Humphrey, and her daughter, Jessica Clinton. My Region is best known for… having amazing horses and uniquely talented trainers. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals… besides showing, is sleeping, since we don’t get much of that. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… not having the opportunity to start showing as early as a lot of kids. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at Vicki Humphrey Training Center. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their spirited nature, it teaches us patience, but at the same time, they bond with you.


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Jackie Pakula

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Tyson randle/randle Performance Horses Age: 17 Parents: Jeff and Josie Pakula I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my friends and friends of my family. My Region is best known for… being really HoT and usually having very large classes. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… showing and hanging out with my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting over a bad ride and always trying to learn from my mistakes. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on my reiner. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are sweet and friendly.  

Olivia Pakula

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Tyson randle and susan shea Age: 16 Parents: Jeff and Josie Pakula I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my horses. My Region is best known for…  being very hot and always getting a bad sunburn. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… showing my reiners. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career

Olivia Pakula is… being nervous before i show—now i just try to have fun and do my best. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn practicing for the horse show. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are the perfect size.

Madelyne Patrick

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chase Harvill/Chase Harvill Training Centre Age: 17 Parents: mark and suzanne Patrick I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Linda Fontana. since i began riding, i always heard of her, but never really experienced watching her ride until i started riding at Chase Harvill Training Centre. Her passion for the breed, her composure when something goes wrong and her soft etiquette under saddle is of no other i have seen. There has been many times that i see her in the stands watching my class and if i am feeling a little uneasy with my ride, it’s her eye contact and her soft smile that makes me sink down into my saddle and relax. My Region is best known for… its close connections among its exhibitors. region 9 also has the best family atmosphere. We may not live close to one another, but at shows and on social media, we all keep in touch with each other. Therefore, at shows, we never feel like we missed a beat. We cheer each other on at local shows and even long distance shows. i have experienced many region 9 members attending scottsdale and even Youth nationals,

Madelyne Patrick for support of their peers within region 9. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… of course, watching classes, but being able to meet new people from other regions, watching them show and learning new things. The last night of the show is always a blast! The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… after showing for many years at Youth nationals, leaving the show with only the experience. This past year, 2012, was my first year to get Top Ten in both JoTr and JTr. i really thought this time would never come, but i never gave up. With the hard work at home with Chase, and being diligent in every step we took together in the ring, the hard work finally paid off. Putting my faith with God and the trust within my horse is what i truly feel brought us together as a team. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out at Chase Harvill Training Centre, my high school football games or hanging with friends and my boyfriend. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… of their connection with people. it has been my experience that there is no greater relationship than that of an Arabian horse and its rider. Their intelligence is far beyond any other horse i have had experience with. once you have gained the respect of the Arabian, they will work for you forever. Their hearts are filled with nothing but eager-to-please, which makes the Arabian such a versatile horse. Volume 44, no. 1 |

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Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim Lowe/ Lowe show Horse Centre  Age: 16 Parents: bliss and shawn I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Paul revere. My Region is best known for… barn parties and quality horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… drinking baskinrobbins milkshakes and watching classes. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting in sync with my horses and coming up with the best routine for them.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn or at the beach. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are loyal and energetic.

Kendyl Peters

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim stachowski and Jonathan ramsay/ stachowski Farms Age: 15 Parents: Jon and mindy Peters I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… i’m the 4th generation of Arabian horse breeders and riders in my family. My Region is best known for… the santa Ynez Valley, home to the Valley of the Arabian horse. My favorite thing to do during Youth 176

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Kendyl Peters Nationals is… taking part in the water balloon fights. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… losing my first Arabian, William, after only having him for 9 months. He brought me to my first national championship, as well as his own. He made me fall head over heels in love with the Arabian breed. never did i think i would have an Arabian until the moment we met. He was, and still is, an exceptional contribution to the breed. i never knew a horse could love so deeply and care so strongly, until i met him. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are trusting, extremely forgiving, love with all their heart, and never cease to amaze me with how gentle they are. Arabians are devilishly clever, devastatingly intelligent, and are the most loving breed of horse i have ever come in contact with. 

Anna Redmond

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Wolf springs ranch Age: 15 Parents: Tom and Carmen redmond I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… stephanie redmond. My Region is best known for… being really strong as a community and having lots of fun during our regional championships in June. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… see all of my horse

Anna Redmond friends from across the country, since Youth is the only time of the year when i can. i always try to make the most out of the time i have with them. it’s the best two weeks in the entire year for me. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… having to say goodbye to two of my walk/trot horses a couple years ago, Hustlers Ace and CA mejor. Frosty was the first horse i ever rode, and mejor carried me to my last national championship in the walk/trot division. Although their time was cut short, i was very blessed to have had them in my life for as long as i did. i’m lucky to have them as my guardian angels now.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. All day. every day. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are spirited, lively animals that make great partners for crazy kids. At the same time, they are also the most gentle and kind horses you could possibly wish for. 

Faith Robbins

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Kellie Wendling and Dalton budd/select show Horses Age: 14 Parents: mike and Lori robbins I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Helen Crabtree. My Region is best known for… the old venue at the fairgrounds. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show and have fun with my friends.


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Faith Robbins The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… learning how to relax in the show ring and not get extremely nervous.     When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… hanging out with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they teach you how to become a great rider.

Makenna Rooker

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: rooker Training stables and rushlow’s Arabians Age: 15 Parents: shawn and Carmelle rooker My Region is best known for… having good horses and nice people, of course! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… everything. i cannot pinpoint one thing; i love the whole experience. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being a trainer’s kid. some people don’t understand how difficult it can be to balance family and horses when your family revolves around showing horses. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on the boat or in the lake! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are so much fun to be around, even when you are not riding them. They have so much personality. 

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Shelby Scanlan

Shelby Scanlan

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Jim Lowe/ Lowe show Horse Centre Age: 16 Parents: Pete and Deanna scanlan I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother who purchased her first Arabian show horse at the age of fifteen and has kept Arabians in her life ever since. My Region is best known for… the beach! All of California is known for good weather and amazing beaches. Also, northern California is known for the Tevis Cup. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… looking forward to meeting new people and, of course, riding and driving my horse as this is my first time attending. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… balancing my schedule and having good time management. it can be a struggle balancing school, riding, and sports, especially because my show horse is in training so far away. it takes roughly five hours to get to Jim’s from my house. it’s hard to find a break in my schedule to drive down to ride while balancing school, soccer, and riding my other Arabians who i keep at home. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… on a soccer field. i play for a competitive club team as well as my high school team. being a part of more than one sport has taught me dedication and hard work. The Arabian makes a great

Cole Schimmel youth horse because… of their companionship. They are affectionate and easily lovable. They are also incredibly smart and versatile, giving youth riders more opportunities to learn and ride different disciplines.

Cole Schimmel

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: irwin schimmel/Prestige Farms LLC Age: 16 Parents: steve and michele I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my Papa irwin, dad, steve, and Aunt Theresa. My Region is best known for… having a good time. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… work and show my horses and hang out with friends. eating is right up there, too. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… riding my dirt bike, working around the farm, or riding my horses.

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Holland Stevens horse because… they are very gentle and sweet, yet are also beautiful.

Holland Stevens

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: burkman Centre Age: 15, by the time you read this! Parents: Annette and brent stevens

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Josh Shino

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Carolyn mcDonald and Amanda borduin/ Cactus rose ranch Age: 17 Parents: matt and Carolyn shino I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mother and grandfather. My Region is best known for… big shows and a big youth group. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… obviously, to show, but also to hang out with friends and watch classes. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… being able to listen and understand my mom when she is trying to help me. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth 178

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I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of … my sister, madison stevens. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… show my horses and see my friends. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… saddle sores—lots and lots of saddle sores. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… at school. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… not to be bias but, they are the most amazing breed of horse—they are so spunky and friendly.

Sarah A. Schweitzer

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Vicki Humphrey/Vicki Humphrey Training Center Age: 16 Parent: Laurie Tomlinson                I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… Cathy Vecsey. My Region is best known for… dedication, determination and FUn! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… hang out with my good buddies.

Sarah A. Schweitzer The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… putting too much pressure on myself. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… in my barn at home or with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… Arabians are wise, sensitive and dedicated.

Isabella Templeton

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: ryan strand and elise Worman/Liberty meadows Training Center Age: 15 Parents: John and Dedee I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom. When she was my age she rode Arabians, but she stopped when she went to college. My Region is best known for… great youth riders and horrible heat at regionals! My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… the water fights—there’s nothing better! Last year, Kevin Price and Jody strand cornered us in the bathroom and drenched us with buckets of water! This year, i think it’s time to get ryan. ;) The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… working on being a better equitation rider. it is constant work! When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… by the pool with my family or on a horse at the barn. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… the breed is smart,


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Abigail Weiby

Renee White

can do so many things, and they are so much fun to ride. i love how they have such distinct personalities; it is fun just to hang out with my horse in his stall— he loves the attention, and of course, his mcDonald’s oatmeal!

the barn with some really awesome people! The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they bond very well with their rider and have the ability to form a relationship with their riders both in the saddle and on the ground.

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Savannah White

Renee White

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Leah beth boyd and John Golladay/ Cedar ridge Arabians Age: 17 Parents: steve and Carolyn Weiby

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: Chris Culbreth, shea Johnson, Pam bremmer Age: 14 Parents: Jeremy and Kristen White

I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps)… of the movies, Aladdinn and The Black Stallion. My Region is best known for… its involvement and commitment to the many youth riders and their horses. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to watch all of the competitive and talented horses and riders. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… getting involved with the horses while having no previous experience showing. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… spending my time at

I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… both my mom and grandmother who owned and showed Arabian horses. My Region is best known for… hosting Youth nationals. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… to ride and watch the classes. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… working and showing young horses.  When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… working with my horses or playing volleyball. The Arabian makes a great youth

horse because… they are very smart and put up with a lot.

Savannah White

Trainer/Farm Affiliation: shea Johnson, Pam bremmer Age: 15 Parents: Kristen and Jeremy White I am following in the Arabian roots (footsteps) of… my mom and grandmother because they both owned and showed Arabians. My Region is best known for… annually hosting Youth nationals. My favorite thing to do during Youth Nationals is… riding in the classes and also looking through all the vendors. The biggest obstacle that I’ve overcome during my show career is… finding time to ride as much as possible and also training and riding green horses. When I’m not at a horse show, you can usually find me… playing volleyball, reading, or hanging out with friends. The Arabian makes a great youth horse because… they are very intelligent and have fun personalities.

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Index 6D ranch .............................................................. 7

A AKs Farms .......................................................... 84 Arriviste Arabians .............................................. 103

B beethe Arabians ................................................. 61 bein Peformance Horses ..................................... 52 bisch Training ................................................62-67 blanchard, Leah ................................................ 132 burkman Centre ............................. 32-37, 100-102

C Cactus rose ranch ....................................108-111 Cedar ridge Arabians ...................................85-99 Cedar springs equestrian Center ..................... 132 Chase Harvill Training Center.......................30-31 Chrishan Park................................................78-79 Christy Higman-Clements Training ..............69-77 Colonial Wood Training Center ....................12-13 Copperhill Arabians ...................................120-121 Crescent Creek Farms ....................................12-13 Culbreth equine Training & management ............ ....................................................................122-125 Cylent Arabians, LLC ......................................... 53

D Dazzo Arabians ................................................... 62 DC Arabians ....................................................... 16

E ellis, mary Catherine ........................................ 126 ellis, sarah elizabeth ........................................ 127

F Feldman, Hannah ...........................................50-51 Flood show Horses .................................. 181-ibC H Hesten Park ................................................114-118 Highland Pride Arabians ...........................100-102

I iib Farms ............................................................ 53

J Joss, Corinne ..................................................... 103

L Larson, nikki......................................................... 9 LaVenture, michael & Kara ................................ 61 180

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Liberty Farms LLC ........................................... 129 Liberty meadows Training Center .............135-140 Live oak Arabians .........................................14-15 Lowe show Horse Centre.............................iFC-6 M marriott – Albuquerque ................................... 134 mathews, Katherine Taylor ................................. 54 N national Ability Center..................................... 128

O ollila Family, The.......................................130-131 olson, Karen ....................................................... 53

P Peters, Kendyl .................................................10-11 Platinum Performance Horses .......................... 113 Prestige Farms LLC ............................................ 68

R ralston Training Center .................................56-57 rancho Alegre ................................................... 125 randle Performance Horses ................................ 43 rbC show Horses LLC ..................................... 42 reed Training stables........................................ 118 remington monroe equine LLC ..................32-37 robbins, Faith ................................................... 119 rooker Training stable ..................................48-49 ross Tarkington stables ...................................... 60 rushlow’s Arabians ....................................104-107

S showtime Training Center.............................44-47 stachowski Farm ..............................................7-11 stevens, Holland ............................................32-37

T Topline Arabians ............................................... 112 Trademark Farms .............................................. 141

V Verhage Farms ...............................................iFC-6 Vicki Humprey Training Center ...................17-29 W Western Cross Arabians & Pintos .................55-59 Wilson, mary mag ................................................ 8 Wolf springs ranch .......................................... bC


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Purebred Western Pleasure

Purebred Show Hack

Purebred English Pleasure

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Purebred Hunter Pleasure

H/A Hunter Pleasure

JOTR & JTR 14-18

Purebred Hunter Pleasure

The Redmond Family 200 South Refugio Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460

Office (805) 686-5555 www.wolfsprings.com


Valora CBA Region 17 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse

SR Jesse James Region 17 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure

Spiritwood Farms Sherwood Park, Alberta Canada

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2013 Rising Stars— The Next Generation Of Arabian Horse Trainers Jenna Ball Westridge Farms River Falls, Wis.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? There is no question that Arabians are my breed of choice. When we first built our farm, we were a boarding facility. So as a young girl, I had to turn horses in and out, as well as work with different breeds. Without being biased, of course, Arabians are the most intelligent and carry the most grace. Fortunately, my parents have a strong love and passion for the Arabian breed, and it runs through my veins as well. What did you find most difficult in the beginning of your professional training career? One of the most difficult things about starting your own business is getting a welloiled machine working. I was fortunate to grow up around many amazing trainers that have worked in our farm. They all had their own system, and I’ve taken some of their ideas and incorporated them into my own with the guidance of my family. I have such an amazing crew at the farm. Training alone doesn’t make a farm successful; it’s also the people behind the scenes. If they don’t love their job, it shows in the end result. I think good communication and positive reinforcement is key. What do you love most about your job? There are too many reasons and not enough space here as to why I love my job. Being new to the business, our farm has worked hard to bring fresh blood into the breed. I absolutely love the group of people that we have in our farm; they amaze me with the support that flows through this farm family. Watching the progress of horse and rider makes me excited to start my day every day. What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I don’t see being young as a challenge. As long as you are dedicated, 350 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

hardworking, and ready to do the best you can, there is no reason you can’t be successful. I will say for us young trainers coming up in the breed—we are very fortunate to have such welcoming and supportive trainers. I will never forget a comment that one of my hometown idols, Larry Hoffman, made, waiting in the pen before my first open western pleasure class. “Let that little girl in!” That comment put a big smile on my face, I will never forget that moment as well as entering the ring right behind one of my fathers in the business, Brett Becker. So, being young is not a challenge in this breed, we are lucky to be a part of it. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? For me, it is the beginning process. I love starting horses, and I’ve had the pleasure of starting multiple different breeds. Arabians minds are like sponges; they are so smart and talented. The bond you are able to create between trainer and horse is a feeling like no other. The week after Nationals is one that I always look forward to because that is when all the 2-year-olds come in and get started for the next season. As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to do? Although I am young, I consider myself an old soul. I can communicate with a wide range of amateurs. I truly enjoy teaching people to connect with their horses. And I find ways to make learning fun but beneficial. I am all about being competitive, but let’s face it—this is an expensive sport and it should be fun. I say work hard, do your best, and you will be rewarded for it. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? I receive advice and support every day from my family. Without Mark or Val Sylla, Westridge Farms would not be where it is today. The love and passion those two have for this farm is nothing short of amazing. They have been preparing me for this career since I was young. There is a lot that goes into running your own farm, being successful and doing things the right way. I also feel very lucky to have the contacts and friends in the business that I do. You never know when one of us is going to need a favor from the other.


Leah Boyd

Cedar Ridge Arabians Jordan, Minn. Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? I started taking lessons when I was seven and I feel lucky that it was at an Arabian farm. I think Arabians are exceptionally smart and I appreciate the way they connect with their ‘people’.    What do you love most about your job? The days when it all comes together! When my horse or rider (or myself ) has a light bulb moment and everything we’ve been working on starts to click. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? Putting horses and riders together and being a part of their trials and triumphs. The moment when a rider figures out something that has been challenging them is very gratifying. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? I think spending time apprenticing under an established trainer is really important. There are so many different aspects of this business that go into being successful, so it provides an opportunity to watch and learn from someone seasoned in the business. What do you love most about training the Arabian horse? Being able to do what I love every day is such a blessing. What could be better than riding horses every day? 

Tara Carpio

Belvedere Farm LLC Dallas, Ga. Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? Growing up in New York, there was an Arabian farm five minutes from my house. My mom made the executive decision one day to pull in and check it out. The rest is history. She bought me my first Arabian horse and

I have been hooked ever since. As a youth rider, I showed hunter, saddle seat, and halter. As a teenager, I worked for Chris Anckersen at Chapel Farms. I gained tremendous experience in handling stallions and working on a breeding/ halter farm while I continued to ride performance horses. Chris was a great mentor. I learned a lot from him. I went to college and earned a degree in biology. I went to vet school, but missed the horses and decided vet school wasn’t for me. I then took on a job working at a private barn. Within a year, people were asking to send me horses, so I gave up my amateur status. I joined Belvedere farm three and a half years ago. What do you love most about your job? I have great clients and great horses. I have clients that trust me and believe in the decisions that I help them make because I have been honest with them since day one. I love teaching youth and amateurs. It is so much fun to see them mature as riders and be successful in the show ring. What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I think building your business and getting someone to give you the opportunity to train their horse over someone that has been training horses for twenty years can be a challenge. Since I was a teenager, I have been very fortunate to work for some very talented individuals in the business. I still continue to work with outside trainers. I try to live by the motto that you never stop learning. For me personally, the last three years have been a dream come true. I have grown so much as a rider, trainer, and instructor. As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to do? I am very fortunate to work for Mickey Womble at Belvedere Farm. The facility is state-of-the-art. We take pride in our feeding and training programs. If the horses look good, we look good. We work very hard on the conditioning of our horses whether they are showing in the halter or performance arena. Each horse has a customized training program as well as a customized feeding program. Being a young trainer, you have to put in the extra time and work really hard to make it to the top. Growing up showing and having horses in training has also given me some insight on what it is like to be a client. Communication is so important. All of the clients at Belvedere know that they can contact Mickey or myself anytime. What do you love most about training the Arabian horse? The best part of my job is that it is different every day. There is no limit on what the Arabian horse can do. I train halter, hunter, English, and western horses. They all have such fun personalities and they challenge me every day to be the best. Volume 44, No. 1 | 351


Tammy Collins Earthquake Arabians Clayton, Calif.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? Easy, they are as passionate and determined as I am. Nothing can compare to the feeling you get when you ride through that in-gate with their ears up and the impulsion to match. What did you find most difficult in the beginning of your professional training career? Not having a big enough budget to afford all the right tools. For example, before we had the six horse trailer, we did four trips with the three horse to almost every horse show, if not more. The hardest part was starting out and not being able to afford a groom to help. Those were some very long days, but I had some awesome muscles to show for it. What do you love most about your job? Educating and helping people fall in love with the Arabian breed. I find true achievement in taking someone that has never been around horses and turning them into an Arabian fanatic. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? When you can train an Arabian to love going into the show arena, that is success in my book. What advice have you received? Work hard, keep working hard, and when you think you’re working hard, put in a few more hours.

Gabe DeSoto Vicki Humphrey Training Center Canton, Ga.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? The Arabian, I believe, is the most athletic and versatile breed in the world, making it perfect for any discipline or style of riding. The Arabian is an all-around horse, willing in nature and beautiful to watch. I grew up riding many breeds, including Hackney ponies, Saddlebreds, Morgans, and Quarter Horses, but I have always come back 352 | A r A bi A n Hor se T i mes

to the Arabian breed. Their capacity for learning and their balance of movement are unlike any other.   What do you love most about your job? I love waking up and going to work with people who have the same passion for the Arabian horse that I do. I love being involved in a huge network of people all over the world who market, train, show, and breed Arabians. But what I love most is my “job”, which isn’t one particular job. There are many hats required, from being a carpenter, salesman, truck driver, a babysitter, shrink, and (least of all) horse trainer. It’s the investment and commitment that the people in this industry put forth that makes our Arabian community what it is, and I’m proud to be a part of it.    What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? As a young trainer, I have found it challenging to find people willing (and with available time) to share and teach their methods of training. Not to mention (if you do find someone willing) understanding and using those methods on your own and with your own techniques. I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to train and show many outstanding horses, as well as work with some of the top trainers in the industry.  What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? Working with young horses. Taking a horse from the pasture to the show ring and doing the ground work to shape and mold a horse into a great athlete is very satisfying— helping them find their talents and fulfill all their potential. Second is finding the right horse for an amateur or youth and watching them succeed in the show ring. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? WORK HARD! You have to make yourself available to all of the opportunities out there. I never want to feel like I have missed out on an opportunity or could have tried harder. This business is 24/7 and I live and breathe the Arabian horse.

Brandon Flood Flood Show Horses Queen Creek, Arz.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? The first thing you think of with Arabians is their beauty. But they are also very athletic, intelligent and versatile. They are the whole package.


What did you find most difficult in the beginning of your professional training career? Confidence was the biggest thing for me. Training a horse is a long and sometimes difficult process. It’s easy to doubt yourself when things aren’t progressing the way or as fast as you’d like. Luckily I’ve had my dad to guide me along the path. It’s all about gaining experience and learning to trust yourself. What do you love most about your job? Everything, I love getting to work with the horses every day, I love working outside, and I love the people involved. Everything is just a blast! What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? It’s a big moment when a horse and rider come together and everything just clicks; it’s especially gratifying to see with an amateur or a junior rider. As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to do? I do it all; I don’t just do one type of discipline. I do western, English, hunter, and I even do halter. I am always open to new ideas and trying different things and I never try to make the horse be something that I want it to be—I let the horse decide what it wants to be.  What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? The biggest thing is patience. You can’t get frustrated with the horse because it’s counterproductive. They are intelligent animals, but you can’t teach them everything in one day. If you keep things simple and show some patience, they will get it eventually. You just go at it one day at a time and in the end it will all come together.

Dagmar Gordiano Midwest Training Centre Rogers, Minn.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? In my opinion, the Arabian horse is the most beautiful animal in the world. And what attracts me most, is their heart, character, and the brightness in their eye—for me their qualities are endless.   What do you love most about your job? I enjoy my work with Longuini Training and Midwest Training Centre, and I’m pleased with what my daily routine allows me to do.

The most rewarding is the interaction with horses and the happiness of success with our Team working together. What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I believe that every day is challenging. For every day we can learn more and the horses can teach us something. Every day should be overrun with goals.   What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? I feel very gratified when I present a horse that performs or presents himself well at the show. When I see them confident in the arena showing their full potential, it is a great joy. And certainly, seeing the smile on the face of not only their owners but also people who are watching.   What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? Respect above all, for both people and the Arabian horse, and also, honesty and perseverance. Never give up when facing a difficulty; never give up on your dreams.   What do you love most about training the Arabian horse? Making good friends like I have with Team Midwest and having a good relationship with all the handlers in the ring.

Michelle Hansen Sprintwood Farms Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

Why Arabians? What do you find unique and appealing about the Arabian horse? I rode my first Arabian about 20 years ago. Until that time, I had the same opinion of Arabians as many others not educated about the breed had. It didn’t take me very long to fall in love though. They have an expression and sensitivity unlike any other breed I have worked with. They are incredibly intelligent and learn quickly. They all have unique personalities and are never dull to work with. There is also, of course, the obvious that they are a beautiful animal and a pleasure to be with      What do you love most about your job? I feel so privileged to be able to work with beautiful and talented horses every day. I appreciate the people who believe in me and have trusted me with their horses. There is nothing like having a horse “get” what you are trying to teach them and have it all start to come together. I feel lucky to have been able to turn my passion in life into what I do for a living. Volume 44, No. 1 | 353


What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I think the biggest challenge for me personally has been getting over the insecure feeling of riding with the “big boys.” A very kind “big boy” recently told me, “We all have been where you are. Anything that goes wrong for you has happened to us.” It made a big impression. It changed how I viewed things. Now I love to ride along with great riders on great horses. I think you have to believe in what you are doing and the rest will follow.   What advice have you received or do you follow to jumpstart your career? I was told early on to get out there and be seen. I go to as many shows as I can in my area and also travel to as many in other areas as I can. I also learn from as many trainers as I can. I have been lucky enough to make some contacts with some of the best trainers in our industry. I watch them and get help from them as often as I can. One of my favorite things to do is sit in the stands at the shows and watch schooling in the breaks.   What do you love most about training the Arabian horse? I love being able to work with incredible horses, and fun and competitive people. I get to wake up every morning and work with intelligent, beautiful horses and many of my clients have become my good friends, which makes it even more fun.

Megan Jenkins Earthquake Arabians Clayton, Calif.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? The Arabian horse has the undeniable quality we call “heart.” Their desire and drive to please, achieve, and find joy resonate with me. I have worked with other breeds, and find this characteristic, along with a tractable mind, versatile athleticism, and exquisite beauty, makes the Arabian horse an easy choice above other breeds. What do you love most about your job? The smell of a freshly dragged arena. Walking into a barn full of nickers before dawn. Working with a young horse alone in the round pen. Seeing a little girl kissing her lesson horse on the nose. Being the last truck to pull out of the show grounds at night and the first one back in the morning, knowing that it will all pay off one day. These moments remind me I have the greatest job in the world.

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What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? Young trainers have to constantly prove themselves. Horse owners have plenty of trainers to choose from in the industry, so there is great pressure on young trainers to show why we are worth the investment of a client’s time, trust, and money. I believe hard work and dedication go a long way toward proving worth. Customer service and a quality show/lesson program are paramount. A young trainer must have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and growth. All of these assets must combine into the only true way we can prove ourselves: by doing right by the horse and delivering results. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? Creating a confident, trained athlete that is happy in its job and easy to ride for an amateur. There is no greater feeling in the world than knowing that I created that. It’s the addicting part. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? The best advice I follow is: Integrity. I try to remember every day to keep my integrity, no matter what. Without it, none of this is worth it. Respect. For horses and for people, respect is essential. The best advice I have received is: in training, just keep chipping away at it. In the show ring, ride smart and don’t suck.

Lindsay Rinehart Trotwood Farm Hickory Corners, Mich.

What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? The biggest challenge is filling the barn up with training horses. In order to be successful, a trainer needs a barn full of horses and clients. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? What I have found to be the most gratifying is sharing my passion, love, and knowledge with others who seek to learn. It is an amazing feeling to train that young horse from a pasture baby to a champion in the show arena, and also, the rider who wants to become better or has never ridden a horse, expand their knowledge, and advance each week. It is a blast to be a part of peoples’ lives and help them achieve their goals through the Arabian horse. As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to do? One of the biggest things that I can offer to clients is the fact that I have been a client myself. I know what it’s like to put horses in training, have


expectations and goals, and get the bills in the mail. By having been a client in large training barns, I can address the needs of my clients on a different level. I also know how horses were worked and I have designed my program to be very specific to each customer and each horse, and their goals and dreams. I also offer a full riding academy, and for any clients that want additional riding time/lesson time, I can provide as much learning without wearing down the show horses. I train the horse, I train the rider, and then put the two together. Therefore, each individual knows what to do and why, and they have a better chance of success.

Alcides Rodrigues Midwest Training Centre Rogers, Minn.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? I grew up with the horse and my dad and my whole family worked with horses. I think the Arabian is the most beautiful horse and he’s the only one I think about. He’s beautiful, he’s elegant, and a star. The Arabian horse is the most important thing to have in my life. What did you find most difficult in the beginning of your professional training career? For me, I think the most important thing you have to have is horsemanship. Sometimes people tell you that they want to learn how to be a horseman. You can learn to treat a horse well, but you’re never going to be a true horseman if you don’t have the ability within you. You can be a horse lover, but a horseman is much more. And, for me, the most important part is being a great horseman. What do you love most about your job? I love when you look at the horse and you can give the horse confidence and love. You know the horse can see you and you can see the horse. You get together and pet him and give him confidence, and it only takes a few minutes and he’s just all over you—he trusts you. It’s important that he knows I’m never going to hurt him, you know, I’m there to help him. That’s the most important thing.  As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to do? For me, I care most about the horsemanship. My whole life I have worked the Arabian horse and I know what a horse needs and wants. And it’s really very simple—clean water, a nice bed, to be warm. From here, I try to do what’s best for my clients

and the horse and it’s worked for a long time. Anything the horse needs and wants, I’m there for him. What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I think the hardest part of training is the beginning. When you begin, you change everything for the horse, you change everything in his life. You bring him inside and then you make him step the back leg this way, and step with the front leg, and he has to have attention, and so many new things. Those ones are the hardest to train. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? My advice is to be patient. You know you’re going to get there—just have patience and try to understand the horse. Don’t try to upset the horse and make things harder than they need to be. If he can’t come to you, you go to him. 

Alexis Scott AKS Farms LLC Norwalk, Ia.

Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? Having worked with both Arabians and Saddlebreds, and shown in both breeds, I can definitely say that Arabians are way more fun. They’re intelligent, intuitive, and working with them feels more like a partnership than just going for a ride. I work with many kids and adults with many different levels of experience, and my Arabian lesson horses are the most kind, gentle animals, and seem to know when there is a beginner rider on them. I think their versatility is incredible. None of my lesson horses have a “single” discipline that they work. They can and will do it all! What do you love most about your job? The thing I love most about my job, aside from being able to work with these incredible animals every day, is being able to pass my knowledge on to others. I am able to give both kids and adults who have never been able to be around horses a chance to learn to work with them and make them do things they never thought possible! I am able to teach a skill that not many people are able to teach, and it’s awesome. We have Spring and Fall fun shows at the barn for the lesson students, and seeing the improvements they make from one to the other is just as rewarding as seeing the show riders win; and what’s even more amazing is seeing their friends and family understand what the lesson and show kids Volume 44, No. 1 | 355


do with these animals. I don’t think it’s an easy thing to explain to people, being able to ride a horse, so for the students to be able to show their friends and family how well they’re doing and how good they are is great. What is the biggest challenge of a young trainer? I think being a young trainer is the biggest challenge in-and-of itself. There are so many incredibly talented people in this industry and getting taken seriously by clients and professionals alike is always difficult. You have to prove you know what you’re doing, but be humble enough at the same time to recognize that you don’t and never will know it all. All you can do is dedicate yourself to your horses and clients and your work will speak for itself. As a young trainer, what can you offer a client that other trainers might not be able to? A great thing about being relatively new to the professional side of the business is that my operation is still small. There’s plenty of room for me to grow, but I am also still able to offer personalized attention to both my show and lesson clients. The other thing that I do differently is instruct. I work more with the rider and the horse as a team, rather than just the horse, so I need to make sure that I put just as much into one rider as I do another. I want everyone to succeed, whether it’s in the show ring or just out for a ride, so I make sure that everyone gets the attention they deserve from me, not someone else. My clients don’t have to go through red tape to get to me, and that’s something I think is really important that gets lost once your barn gets to a certain size. I want everyone I work with to know how important my horses and riders are to me, even if they aren’t showing the most expensive horse, or even showing at all. One client is not more important than another; everyone deserves the best, and that’s what they get with me. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? There are so many great pieces of advice I’ve received from people over the years as a rider and as a trainer/instructor, but the best advice I follow isn’t from any horse person, it’s from St. Joan of Arc. When being asked how she carried on when soldiers were closing in on all sides, she responded, “I am not afraid…I was born to do this.” Any time I feel like I can’t do something because I’m too young, or because I’m not well-known enough, or because I’m a woman, or for whatever reason, I remember that quote. You have to believe in what you do, and in yourself, otherwise you’ll never get anywhere. I’m confident in my abilities, but I know I don’t know everything and

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there’s still more to learn, so I’m ready to learn it. Every setback or struggle I have makes me a better person/ horsewoman/instructor/trainer/businesswoman, so they’re all worth it.

Elise Worman

Liberty Meadows Training Center Raymore, Mo. Why Arabians? What do you find appealing and unique about the Arabian horse? I just happened on Arabians by chance, so I was lucky that way. But now that I am in the breed, I definitely wouldn’t want to switch, because they are incredibly versatile and pretty, and I like that they’re good kids horses. I’m glad that I stumbled into this breed as a kid! What did you find most difficult in the beginning of your professional training career? I think the most difficult thing in the beginning was, when you send an amateur in the ring, you only have five seconds to tell them what to change as they pass you on the rail. Then they are on their own. In lessons, you can be telling them what to do the whole time. What do you love most about your job? It’s just what I love to do. I love riding horses every day, so I enjoy going to work every day. I also I like to see that progression, whether it’s working a horse and seeing it come along further, or helping an amateur get through some things that they’re struggling with and get better and improve. What is the most gratifying part of training Arabian horses? I love doing what I do every day and the most gratifying part is seeing the outcome that you want and have worked to reach. If you find yourself struggling with one certain aspect with a horse or rider, seeing that improvement and the being a big part of that rider accomplishing their goals would definitely be the most rewarding thing. What advice have you received or do you follow in order to jumpstart your career? I just try to stay really positive and patient; sometimes that is easier said than done! But I think seeing the positive side of every situation makes it easier to learn from mistakes and avoid the same problems in the future. n


“Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” —W.P. Kinsella

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A Leg Up

Preventing Lyme Disease In Horses by Heather Smith Thomas Preventing Lyme disease consists of trying to control ticks, and vaccination. Currently there is no vaccine approved for Lyme disease in horses, according to David Trachtenberg, DVM (private practitioner near Rochester, New York), but there are several available for dogs. “There has been work done on a vaccine for horses, but it hasn’t come to market,” he says.

control measures. Ticks also like tall grass and shaded, woody areas,” says Trachtenberg. You might want to keep your yard and pastures mowed, or keep horses out of wooded areas or tall pastures during spring and fall. If you can mow grass regularly, to keep it from getting too high, this helps reduce the chances of having ticks brush off onto your horse’s legs.

Efficacy seemed adequate in a preliminary study, and what was great about the vaccine included the fact that it halted the pathogen before it enters the horse’s body. “High titers are produced when infected ticks drink a horse’s blood and infect the horse. In the experimental study with vaccinated horses, the researchers didn’t see any rise in titers after tick feeding, so they are speculating that the vaccine actually killed the Borrelia before it ever left the tick. This indicates that it might be a very effective vaccine,” says Trachtenberg.

“When someone finds a tick on their horse, they often ask about testing the horse for Lyme disease. They usually find the big brown ticks, and those are not the ones that spread it. The Ixodes tick is about the size of a pinhead, and you are not likely to see it. I usually test the horse, because if the owner found one tick, there may be more, and perhaps the horse has encountered the Ixodes tick,” he says.

“But for now, we have to decide whether or not to use the canine vaccine. The vaccine used in the preliminary study was virtually identical to the canine vaccine, so there are some practitioners who use it for horses,” he says. This is an extra-label use, however, since it is not approved for horses, so the client must be warned that it is not approved, and there may be some risk. This is similar to the situation with leptospirosis, where there is no vaccine approved for horses, and some people in highrisk areas use the cattle vaccine. “The practitioners who use the canine vaccine for Lyme disease feel it does help protect horses. People in eastern New York and New England use a fair amount of canine vaccine and are happy with it, but realize they are always taking a risk when using it in an extra-label manner,” he explains. One way to help prevent Lyme disease is to try to reduce tick exposure. “Many horse owners use insect sprays containing permethrin. Ticks are most active in spring and fall, so this is when you’d want to concentrate on tick 360 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

“There are also some horse owners who monitor titers, once or twice a year, in heavily infested areas. Then if they get a spike in the titer, this might be a clue that there’s an active infection,” he says. “As a practitioner, I check to see if there’s a history of exposure to ticks. If the horse is always indoors, the chances are unlikely that exposure would occur. If the horse is out on pasture, especially in high grass, the chance for exposure is more significant,” says Trachtenberg. “Does the horse fit the clinical signs? Is there generalized stiffness, lameness, or skin sensitivity? If you see these signs and the horse tests positive for Lyme disease, I would probably treat that horse. If he responds to the treatment, and continues to respond (getting over the clinical signs) after we discontinue treatment, then I feel that it was indeed Lyme disease.” For long-standing cases of Lyme disease, such as 5 months or more, the horse may be hard to treat successfully; there may be permanent changes by then. “This is one reason that some people check yearly or twice-yearly titers, to try to become aware of a problem and start treatment quicker if they can.” n


In Memoriam Dexter Grass Wife of well-known judge Buck Grass and owner of “The Old Grey Mare Antiques,” Dexter Grass had a passion for combining her two loves of old treasures and horses in the vintage finds of her antique shop. Alongside her husband, she was an integral part of Buck Grass Stables in Magnolia, Tx. as an avid breeder of National-winning horses as well as being an accomplished rider. With a passion for beautiful horses, wonderfully unique antiques, and a full life, Dexter Grass will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. For the passion and gifts she shared with many, her sweet, loving, and funny personality is now ensconced and forever in the love of her husband, family, friends and the vintage community in which she was so involved.

Larry Beethe (1947-2013) Larry Beethe was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, and friend to a great many in the Arabian horse industry and beyond. On May 9, Larry passed away at the age of 66. Known as a strong and gracious man and always willing to lend a helping hand, Larry was dearly loved by his wife of 45 years, Mary, his daughter Shannon, his son Mike, and his three grandchildren. He spent a good part of his life in Kansas City until moving to Scottsdale in 2000. Since that time, he enjoyed desert living with his family and forming a special relationship with his grandchildren. An incredible horseman, Larry also earned multiple National Championships as an exhibitor in the Arabian world, and he passed on his love for the Arabian to his entire family through the vision of Beethe Arabians. Larry will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know him; his impactful presence and positivity allow his memory to live on forever.

Conway (1993-2013) The special grey gelding and dream Equitation horse, Conway, owned by Allie Ollila, was an incredibly special animal. He was of a generation of true “show horses” who lived and breathed for the ring, yet understood what it meant to be a companion. Conway’s bond with his riders was very meaningful. He carried three very gifted equitation riders to multiple national titles, and developed a special partnership with each of them. He always craved attention, affection, and Cheez-Its, and received love from all. He would shed his “showman” mentality for that of a pet, chasing the kids around the arena when he was turned out, and allowing them to climb on his back in his stall. Conway will be sorely missed by the Arabian and National Show Horse world. Watching him enter the ring was a sight to behold, and he continued to command it in his old age. He is one of the greats, an equitation legend, and can never be replaced.

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CowBoy Mounted Shooting with eMily Kidd by Lori Davisson

What started as a small town dream in a quiet town in western New York, became a story of hope and encouragement to Arabian horse enthusiasts across the nation. The story of Emily and “Tony” is not short or uneventful, but a portion of their adventures in January of 2013 captivated friends and Facebook fans. Emily was born and raised as a third generation Arabian horse trainer. Her love of horses is innate and her passion for Arabians is inherited. Her mom fondly tells the story of Emily as a toddler, riding at Buddy Johnson’s farm and refusing to leave the saddle, so Mr. Johnson unsaddled the horse toddler and all! Emily started her performance career as a 4-year-old showing Sahara Wind, a former East Coast park horse

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champion. In 1994, the story and friendship of Emily and “Tony” (Sky Hy Moonlight) began. “Tony”, a purebred Arabian gelding bred by Sky Hy Arabians, and Emily the daughter of Kim and Rita Kidd, grew together and shared many wild and successful adventures. These included a national qualification in the stock seat medal division as a junior horse, top honors in western pleasure and hunt seat pleasure from the Intercounty Horseman’s Association, an Arabian native costume exhibition demonstration at Equine Affair, and numerous ribbons, trophies and memories. In 2010 Emily and “Tony” opened a new chapter as she helped form the Stagecoach Outriders, a Cowboy Mounted Shooting Club. Cowboy Mounted Shooting (CMS) is the fastest growing equine sport in the nation. Competitors engage a course of ten balloons with 2 single six-revolver pistols, loaded


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with black powder blank ammunition. It is a timed event that challenges the horse/rider relationship in accuracy, speed, horsemanship and skill. For Emily and “Tony” bridging from the horse show world to mounted shooting was exciting! Everyone told her that her Arabian would go crazy with the gunfire, but she knew him and knew he trusted her. They had been best friends for 16 years, and this was just another step in defining what that friendship was. “Tony” and Emily continued to show, but also started shooting. In late 2012, the owner of H and H Enterprises, Tom Hockran, a friend and fellow shooter of Emily’s, proposed the idea of a trip to Texas for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association competition (CMSA). Emily agreed to try this new adventure and what an adventure this would become! Nearing the entry deadline, Emily reached out to the Facebook page, Promoting Positive Change for the Arabian Breed. Her hope was to network with Texas or Southern based businesses that were also Arabian enthusiasts, to help sponsor her trip from New York to Texas. What happened next helped redefine Emily’s faith in the Arabian industry. “I had believed the industry had

changed from my grandfather’s time. He always talked of the camaraderie and friendships in the Arabian industry, growing up. I longed for that inclusion and only had ever experienced politics and unfaithfulness. I wanted it to be like the days of my grandfather, where everyone in the Arabian breed, supported each other.” Emily was not expecting anything like she received! Shortly after a posting on the Promoting Positive Change in the Arabian Breed Facebook page (P+C), Emily was given an outpouring of support in her new adventure. Dr. Lori Foster was the first to step forward. Many years prior, Emily and Lori’s families had shown together. Emily knew that this fellow horseman understood her passion

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Step By Step and talents, and she was honored to receive a financial sponsorship from Foster to go to Texas and compete. Later, learning of a warm-up shoot in Denton, Texas, Emily spoke with another Arabian enthusiast and member of the P+C group, Heather McConnell. Heather graciously offered to sponsor Emily’s event registration at the Denton warm-up shoot. Emily agreed to obtain professional status with the CMSA earning her the opportunity to promote sponsors at the Texas event. Emily agreed to proudly display logos for H and H Enterprises, and for the P+C group. Tom and his horse, Zan’s Flying Spark (Zan), would travel and compete with Emily and “Tony”. So a very excited Emily and “Tony” began their adventure from New York to Texas, and a Facebook community began to come together. Facebook members from the P+C group, as well as friends from Emily’s page, began asking for updates and photos. 100’s of people from all over the nation began ‘tuning in’ for updates and stories. Emily captivated friends and Arabian horse lovers with her 7-day journey, sharing photos, weather updates and quirky stories. Emily’s trip was a true adventure! They left snow and freezing temperatures and headed toward the Fort Worth Stock Show in warm Texas. Three days later, they checked in at the Fort Worth Stock Show. The horses settled into their facilities and the riders treated themselves to a Texas-style steak dinner. At the warm-up shoot the next day in Denton, Emily was not surprised that she was the only Arabian. Even as the odd one in the bunch, there was no ill response—the competitors were friendly and helpful. Emily and “Tony” gave a respectable performance and placed second in their division. The next day, at the Forth Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the competition proved to be equally exciting. As the only Arabian in the group, Emily received questions from competitors and spectators alike. The announcer proudly declared, “on her purebred Arabian,” each time Emily rode up to the shoot. Many fellow shooters would comment that they didn’t see many Arabians in this sport, and acknowledged how fast “Tony” was. And he was really fast! Emily and “Tony” wowed the crowd, fellow competitors, and herself, with a 1st place finish in the Ladies Limited division and a second place run in the evening’s showcase event. In the

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overall standings at the Fort Worth Event, Emily finished 40th out 87 of the sports top competitors, and is currently 23rd in the nation! For Emily, the excitement of a trip to Texas was reward enough, but to be able to wow a crowd and represent the Arabian breed with the horse she loves so dearly was unforgettable. Emily was hearing the cheers from all of her P+C fans! She had done it! She had taken her Arabian and shown everyone what he could do! Emily describes her fondest memories of Fort Worth as follows:

“My most memorable parts of the trip were not winning or competing, but the faces of new fans. To wait in a crowd of tied horses only to hear a whinny and know it was my best friend, to see the faces on new friends when I recognized his call; to walk through a sea of stalled horses to see mine in the distance quietly asleep, and when I point him out and say, ‘there’s my baby’, only to have him perk up out of a sound sleep and nicker at the sound of my voice. I love being able to witness the wonder on the faces of everyone, as my horse and I inadvertently show our bond and friendship. Even amongst some of the top horsemen and horsewomen in the world, I was proud to show the dedication to excellence, and commitment to friendship, that is evident in the Arabian horse. We are not just an Arabian horse and rider, we are partners, and it is a wonderful partnership that has a long, great path ahead!”


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August 3-4, 2013, Varian Arabians Summer Jubilee, Arroyo Grande, California. Contact: 805-489-5802. September 27-29, 2013, Egyptian Breeders Classic hosted by DeShazer Arabians, Houston, Texas. Contact: 281-290-9585. October 5-6, 2013, Cal Poly 75th Anniversary Celebration/Reunion, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center, Pamona, California. Contact Kelly Pina, 909-869-4988. November 13-16, 2013, AHA Convention, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact AHA, 303-696-4500.

RegiOnal CHampiOnSHipS June 27-30, 2013, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 28-30, 2013, Region 6 Championship, Rapid City, South Dakota. Contact: Becky McAllister, 406-861-4929. June 29-30, 2013, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Kelly Wilson, 530-383-4935. June 29-30, 2013, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. July 4-7, 2013, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Martin Kleiner, 717-507-5474. July 4-7, 2013, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320. July 5-14, 2013, Region 5 Championship, Monroe, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 9-13, 2013, Region 3 Championship, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288.

July 10-13, 2013, Region 16 Championship, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 12-14, 2013, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. July 17, 2013, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Martha Worts, 905-751-4625. July 17-20, 2013, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-657-6133. July 23-27, 2013, Region 17 Championship, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. August 2-4, 2013, East Coast Championship, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. August 10, 2013, Region 6 55-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Canyon Creek, Montana. Contact: Annie Maixner, 406-457-8277. August 11, 2013, Region 6 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride Championship, Canyon Creek, Montana. Contact: Elizabeth Dagnall, 406-368-2355. September 6-8, 2013, Pacific Slope Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Burbank, California. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. November 16, 2013, Region 12 100-Mile Endurance Ride Championship, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403.

SHOwS JuNe June 26, 2013, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 27-28, 2013, Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 27-29, 2013, AHANE 59th Arabian Horse Show, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. June 28-30, 2013, Arabians In Motion Sport Horse Classic, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. June 28-30, 2013, Pennsylvania Arab Junior Amateur Games, Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. July July 3, 2013, Region 11 Pre-Show A and B, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Gary Paine, 641-466-3320.

July 3, 2013, Markel Firecracker Classic, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 5-7, 2013, Flagstaff All Arabian Show, Flagstaff Riding Center, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. July 5-7, 2013, Great Arabian Get-Together, Sauk Centre, Minnesota. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. July 6, 2013, Ft. Macleod Western Arab One Day Show, Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Contact: Diane Walker, 403-938-7196. July 7-9, 2013, Region 3 Last Chance Qualifying Show, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 10, 2013, Region 16 Hunter Jumper Qualifier, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 13, 2013, Show Your Horse Arabian Sport Horse Challenge One Day Show, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004. July 13-14, 2013, Road Runner Sport Horse Show II, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Rosemary Panuco, 520-797-6921. July 13-14, 2013, OVAHA Summer Sizzler I and II, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. July 18, 2013, Region 18 Last Chance Show, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Martha Worts, 905-751-4625. July 27-28, 2013, Pas De Deux Arabian Sport Horse A and B Show, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. July 28, 2013, Niagara One Day Show, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Danielle Donald, 905-813-9308. AuguSt August 1, 2013, Eastern Arab Horse Show, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. August 1-3, 2013, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. August 2-4, 2013, Daffodil Summer Show, Payallup, Washington. Contact: Linsey O’Donnell, 253-988-4265. August 2-4, 2013, WAHA August Show, Jefferson, Wisconsin. Contact: Jan Lerud, 715-488-2834. August 9-11, 2013, Georgia AHA Summer Classic, Conyers, Georgia. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. August 10, 2013, Lancaster Super I One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995.

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August 11, 2013, Lancaster Super II One Day Show, Lincoln, Nebraska. Contact: Deanne Allen, 402-464-4995. August 16-18, Erie County Fair, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Charlotte Jaynes, 607-546-7373. August 17-18, 2013, AHAM Summer Show, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. August 18, 2013, ASAAD Summer Fun One Day Show, Valparaiso, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. August 23-25, 2013, New York State Fair, Syracuse, New York. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-695-1332. August 23-September 2, 2013, Oregon State Fair, Salem, Oregon. Contact: Roxanne Hood, 831-637-8510. August 24, 2013, Apple Valley Classic One Day Show, Yakima, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. August 24-25, 2013, Arabian Fall Festival, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. August 25, 2013, Apple Valley Classic One Day Show 2, Yakima, Washington. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. August 30-September 1, 2013, AHASC Fall Show, Santa Barbara, California. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. August 30-September 1, 2013, Reichert Arabian Celebration, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. August 30-September 1, 2013, WMAHA Fall Classic, Mason, Michigan. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. August 30-September 1, 2013, Silver Spur All Arabian, Hamburg, New York. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907. August 30-September 1, 2013, Dixie Gulf Panhandle Ruffout, Baker, Florida. Contact: Cheryl Tobey, 912-658-8561. August 31, 2013, One Day Show @ Latigo, Elbert, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. August 31-September 1, 2013, OHAHA Fall Show B, Springfield, Ohio. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. August 31-September 2, 2013, Iowa Gold Star and Fall Classic, Des Moines, Iowa. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September September 1, 2013, Eastern Idaho State Fair Fall Fling One Day Show, Sherwood, Oregon. Contact: Suzanne Acevedo, 208-760-0816.

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September 6-8, 2013, Colorado Fall Charity, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Anne Burton, 303-665-3307. September 6-8, 2013, ABU All Arabian, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Laurie Persson, 920-568-9073. September 6-8, 2013, Annual Magnolia Summer Sizzler, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. September 7, 2013, NDAHA Fall Classic One Day Show, Fargo, North Dakota. Contact: Cheri Clark, 406-388-3364. September 7-8, 2013, Comstock AHA Fall Fiesta Show A and B, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. September 12-14, 2013, National Show Horse Finals, Springfield, Illinois. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. September 13-15, 2013, SAAHA Silver Buckle, Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. September 13-15, 2013, AHABC Annual Fall Frolic, Langley, British Columbia, Canada. Contact: Marla Patterson, 604-574-3785. September 14, 2013, Fun In The Fall Arabian and Half-Arabian One Day Show, Powell Butte, Oregon. Contact: Carolyn Burdick, 541-923-4689. September 14-15, 2013, MAHA Fall Classic, Winona, Minnesota. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. September 14-15, 2013, Indiana Arabian Pro-Am Show, Rochester, Indiana. Contact: Jennifer Dresdow, 260-444-2066. September 18-21, 2013, Arabian Horse Celebration Event, Louisville Kentucky. Contact: 480-585-0739. September 19-21, 2013, Autumn Classic Arab Show, South Jordan, Utah. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. September 19-21, 2013, American Royal Arab Horse Show, Kansas City, Missouri. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. September 19-22, 2013, CAHC Fall Show, Castle Rock, Colorado. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. September 21, 2013, Fall One Day InHand Show, Terrell, Texas. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-498-7304. September 26-27, 2013, tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. September 27-29, 2031, Diablo Fall Fling, Elk Grove, California. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372.

September 27-29, 2013, LVAHA 49th Arabian and Half-Arabian A and B Show, Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact: Nanvy Harvey, 626-355-9101. September 27-29, 2013, Minnesota Fall Festival, St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact: Greg Brown, 612-760-1048. September 28, 2013, Ozark Heartland Arab Fall Classic I One Day Show, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. September 28-29, 2013, AHAEC Fall Festival, London, Ontario, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross 519-483-2239. September 29, 2013, Ozark Heartland Arab Fall Classic II One Day Show, Mt. Vernon, Missouri. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-888-0686. OctOber October 5-6, 2013, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Ema, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 13, 2013, NC State Fair Horse Show, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact: Barbara Woodlief, 919-839-4701. October 19-20, 2013, PMHA Annual Morab Championships, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Sara Ressler, 248-922-0148. October 25-27, 2013, Heritage Arabian Classic II A and B, Lexington, Virginia. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. NOvember November 1-3, 2013, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. November 7-10, 2013, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 8-10, 2013, American Cup Championship A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Jean Beck, 559-642-2072. November 15-17, 2013, Music City Arab Show, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. November 27-30, 2013, AHAF 44th Annual Thanksgiving Show, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. December December 5-8, 2013, Saguaro Classic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. December 6-8, 2013, Gulf Coast Christmas Show, Katy, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.


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enduranCe/ COmpetitive trail ride July 12-13, 2013, AHDRA Endure For The Cure 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Farmsdale Reservoir, Washington, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. July 12-13, 2013, AHDRA Endure For The Cure 2-Day 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Farmsdale Reservoir, Washington, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. July 12-14, 2013, AHDRA Endure For The Cure 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Farmsdale Reservoir, Washington, Illinois. Contact: Christopher Power, 217-648-2974. July 14, 2013, Mosquito Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Rogers, Minnesota. Contact: Peggy Pasillas, 651-450-7959. July 14-15, 2013, Mosquito Run 25- and 50-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Rogers, Minnesota. Contact: Peggy Pasillas, 651-450-7959. July 20, 2013, Zumbro Bottoms Boogie 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Theilman, Minnesota. Contact: Barry Saylor, 507-765-2711. July 20-21, 2013, Zumbro Bottoms Boogie 30-Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Theilman, Minnesota. Contact: Barry Saylor, 507-765-2711. July 20-12, 2013, Grand Island North 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Rapid River, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 4-10, 2013, Shore To Shore 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Oscada, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. August 10-11, 2013, Pioneer Cabin 30- and 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Canyon Creek, Montana. Contact: Elizabeth Dagnall, 406-368-2355. August 10-11, 2013, Pioneer Cabin 30Mile Competitive Trail Ride, Canyon Creek, Montana. Contact: Elizabeth Dagnall, 406-368-2355.

August 31-September 2, 2013, White River Fall/Labor Day 50-, 55-, and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, White Cloud, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. September 6-7, 2013, Big South Fork 50- and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Oneida, Tennessee. Contact: Eric Rueter, 865-986-5966. September 21, 2013, Virginia City 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Virginia City, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. September 28, 2013, Pine Marten Run 50Mile Endurance Ride, Rapid River, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 5, 2013, Red Rock Rumble 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. October 12, 2013, Oak Leaf Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Hamilton, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 19-20, 2013, High Desert Classic II and III 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Fort Churchill, Nevada. Contact: Suzanne Ford Huff, 775-783-9608. October 24, 2013, AHA 50- and 100-Mile Open Endurance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 24, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Limited Distance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 24, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 26, 2013, AHA 50-Mile Open Endurance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 26, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Limited Distance Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 26, 2013, AHA 25-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233. October 27-28, 2013, AHA 35-Mile Open Competitive Trail Ride, Chandlerville, Illinois. Contact: Carla Jo Bass, 972-617-8233.

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

NAtiONAlS eveNtS July 20-27, 2013, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. August 12-17, 2013, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. September 18-22, 2013, Sport Horse Nationals, Lexington, Virginia. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. October 18-26, 2013, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

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Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates. correction: In the 2012 National English Pleasure Leaders on page 126 of the May issue, REA My Allience, owned by Shafer Arabians and Just Breezin, owned by Oak Haven South Arabians LLC were inadvertently left off the Leading Horses lists. REA My Allience is an Overall and Arabian Leader with 2 championships and Just Breezin is a HalfArabian Leader with 1 championship and 2 reserves. Also, with the addition of Just Breezin’s wins, Jason Krohn was added as a Leading HalfArabian English Pleasure Trainer.

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Index Of Advertisers 6D Ranch ......................................................................................... 7Youth (167)

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AHT Inc. ........................................................................... 14-15Reg.7 (110-111) AHT Subscriptions ........................................................................54Reg.7 (150) AKS Farms.....................................................................................84Youth (244) Al Shaqab Stud .......................................................................................374, IBC Aljassimya Farm................................................................................................. 11 Arabian Celebration .......................................................................................... 12 Armstrong Arabians .......................................................................... 50VAL (66) Arriviste Arabians........................................................................ 103Youth (263) Athala Arabians ................................................................................ 5Reg.7 (101) Avonroy Arabians .............................................................................. 53VAL (69)

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Beethe Arabians ................................................... 11Reg.7 (107), 61Youth (221) Bein Peformance Horses ............................................................... 52Youth (212) Beloveds Farm .............................................................................................IFC, 1 Bisch Training.................................................................. 62-67Youth (222-227) Blanchard, Leah........................................................................... 132Youth (292) Burkman Centre ................................ 32-37, 100-102Youth (192-197, 260-262)

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Cactus Rose Ranch .............................. 10Reg.7 (106), 108-111Youth (268-271) Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. ...................................63VAL (79), 16Reg.7 (112), ...................................................................... 85-99Youth (245-259), 348, 349 Cedar Springs Equestrian Center............................................... 132Youth (292) Chase Harvill Training Center........................................30-31Youth (190, 191) ChriShan Park ................................................................. 78-79Youth (238, 239) Christy Higman-Clements Training...............................69-77Youth (229-237) Colonial Wood Training Center .....................................12-13Youth (172, 173) Copperhill Arabians .....................................................120-121Youth (280-281) Crescent Creek Farms ......................................................12-13Youth (172, 173) Culbreth Equine Training & Management LLC .........................4Reg.7 (100), .................................................................................. 122-125Youth (282-285) Cylent Arabians, LLC................................................................... 53Youth (213)

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Dazzo Arabians.............................................................................. 62Youth (222) DC Arabians ...................................................................................16Youth (176) Dolorosa Arabians ............................................................................. 29VAL (45)

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Earthquake Arabians ....................................................................................... 357 Ellis, Mary Catherine..................................................................126Youth (286) Ellis, Sarah Elizabeth..................................................................127Youth (287)

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Feldman, Hannah .............................................................50-51Youth (210, 211) Flood Show Horses..........................3Reg.7, (99), 181-182Youth (341-342), 343 Frierson Atkinson ............................................................................................ 368

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Garvison Farms.................................................................................. 62VAL (78) Gemini Acres Equine ............................................ 47VAL (63), 96, 1Reg.7 (97) Glans, Paul & Sabrina .....................................................................7Reg.7 (103) Goodrow, Richard and Justine.......................................................... 43VAL (59) Grand Arabian Farm ......................................................................... 38VAL (54)

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Haras El Madan ..................................................................... 58-59VAL (74-75) Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ......................................................................................... 369 Hesten Park ....................................................................114-118Youth (274-278) Highland Pride Arabians .............................................100-102Youth (260-262) Horseshoe Lake Arabians .................................................................54VAL (70)

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IIB Farms ....................................................................................... 53Youth (213)

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Jeffrey Wilms Training & Management, Inc. .............................. 13Reg.7 (109) Joss, Corinne ................................................................................ 103Youth (263)

Limitless Arabians ............................................................................. 52VAL (68) Live Oak Arabians............................................................14-15Youth (174, 175) Lowe Show Horse Centre .............................................160, 1-6Youth (161-166)

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Marino Arabians................................................................................ 42VAL (58) Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ............................................................................ 369 Marriott – Albuquerque ............................................................. 134Youth (294) Mathews, Katherine Taylor........................................................... 54Youth (214) Midwest .......................................................................................... 7-9, 374, IBC Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders .......................................................370, 371 Mulawa Arabian Stud ............................................................34-37VAL (50-53) Mystical Jamaal Partners ....................................................... 48-49VAL (64-65)

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National Ability Center...............................................................128Youth (288)

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Oak Ridge Arabians ...............................................................30-33VAL (46-49) Ollila Family, The ........................................................130-131Youth (290-291) Olson, Karen .................................................................................. 53Youth (213)

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P&S Enterprises, Inc....................................................................................... 368 Pay-Jay Arabians .............................................................................................. 369 Perkins, Suzanne and Perry ..............................................................57VAL (73) Peters, Kendyl ................................................................... 10-11Youth (170, 171) Platinum Performance Horses .................................................... 113Youth (273) Pleasant Lane Farm ........................................................................... 55VAL (71) Prestige Farms LLC ...................................................................... 68Youth (228)

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R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................................... 368 Rae-Dawn Arabians ...........................................................2, 3, 51VAL (67), 95 Ralston Training Center ................................................. 56-57Youth (216, 217) Rancho Alegre .............................................................................125Youth (285) Rancho Sonado .......................................................... 55-56Reg.7 (151-152), 153 Randle Performance Horses.......................................................... 43Youth (203) RBC Show Horses LLC ............................................................... 42Youth (202) Reed Training Stables ................................................................. 118Youth (278) Remington Monroe Equine LLC ................................... 32-37Youth (192-197) Rick Love Stables Arabians ............................................................. 6Reg.7 (102) Robbins, Faith .............................................................................. 119Youth (279) Rooker Training Stable .............................................................48-49 (208, 209) Ross Tarkington Stables ................................................................ 60Youth (220) Rushlow’s Arabians...................................................... 104-107Youth (264-267)

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Shea Stables ...................................................................................................... 369 Shover, Lisa ..................................................................................................... 154 Showtime Training Center .............................................44-47Youth (204-207) Smith, Lavonne and JD..................................................................... 56VAL (72) Smoky Mountain Park Arabians LLC........................................................... BC Southwest Farm Services................................................................................. 368 Spiritwood Farms ............................................................................................ 345 Stachowski Farm............................................................ 10, 7-11Youth (167-171) Stevens, Holland ............................................................... 32-37Youth (192-197) Stone Ridge Arabians .................................................................................. FC, 7 Stonegate Farms .................................................................................46VAL (62) Strawberry Banks....................................................................60-61VAL (76-77)

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The Hat Lady .................................................................................................. 369 Topline Arabians.......................................................................... 112Youth (272) Trademark Farms ..........................................................................141Youth (301) Trotwood Farm ........................................................................................358, 359

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K Bar K Arabians................................................................... 48-49VAL (64-65)

Van Dyke, Les and Diane ................................................................. 39VAL (55) Verhage Farms..................................................................IFC-6Youth (160-166) Vicki Humprey Training Center ..................................... 17-29Youth (177-189) Villa Del Cavallo ................................................................................................. 5

Larson, Claire and Margaret ................................................ 44-45VAL (60-61) Larson, Nikki ....................................................................................9Youth (169) Laurie Martin Show Horses ..........................................................12Reg.7 (108) LaVenture, Michael & Kara...........................................................61Youth (221) Legacy Equestrian Center................................................................. 2Reg.7, (98) Liberty Farms LLC ..................................................................... 129Youth (289) Liberty Meadows Training Center........................13, 135-140Youth (295-300)

Weegens, Todd........................................................................40-41VAL (56-57) Western Cross Arabians & Pintos ....................................55-59Youth (215-219) Westridge Farms ......................................................................................346, 347 Whispering Pines Estate .......................................................8-9Reg.7 (104-105) Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc...................................................................... 369 Wilson, Mary Mag ...........................................................................8Youth (168) Wolf Springs Ranch ........................................................................................344

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