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The 2015 Region 12 Spotlight Futurity with Anne Stratton
Midwest—Setting The Bar Even Higher! by Jeff Wallace
Cover Story: Kahil Al Shaqab—The Heart Of Al Shaqab by Jeff Wallace
Golladay Training—A Fresh Vision With Genuine Perspective by Kara Larson
It’s The Right Time: The New Arabian Western Pleasure Association by Anne Stratton
The Arabian Western Pleasure Horse: Where Are We Today?
Palmetto Arabians And The Sundance Kid V Phenomenon by Anne Stratton
A Historical Event: The 1976 Nichols Sale by Jeff Wallace
Women Around The World: Jacque Thompson with Jeff Wallace
Arabian Breeders World Cup—Will Once Again Dazzle, Las Vegas Style!
A Judges Perspective: Richard Petty with Jeff Wallace
Scottsdale 2015 by Christy Egan
Leaders Of The Times: Apalo by Kara Larson
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Comments From The Publisher
Don’t Horse Around With Unlawful Employment Practices by Judith Bevis Langevin
On The Cover:
Kahil Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl), owned by Al Shaqab.
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Calendar Of Events
Index Of Advertisers
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Comments Publisher Lara Ames Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee Writers Mary Kirkman Kara Larson Anne Stratton Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Creative Director Jeff Wallace Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Print & Web Design Tony Ferguson Leah Matzke Melissa Pasicznyk Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Sales Assistant/ Accounts Receivable Sharon Brunette
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From The Publisher
Scottsdale—The Arabian Horse Capital Of The World Every year, the eyes of the Arabian horse world turn to Scottsdale. I know, that is the most overused phrase anyone in this breed has ever heard. But you have to respect the fact that “Scottsdale,” for 60 years now, has been considered the focus of the Arabian horse world as each year begins. When I was a very little girl, I was always so envious of my parents in February when they got ready to travel to Scottsdale for the show and the auctions. When the catalogs arrived for the sales, I would pore over them as if they were the Bible or the catalogs I picked through in the fall to find toys for my Christmas list. I marked the horses that I wanted my parents to buy for me, although at that age, I was never lucky enough to get one at an auction. When I turned 13, Mom and Dad allowed me to go to the show, and I really thought I had hit the big time. I was so excited, I could barely contain myself. And I’m pretty sure that countless other children across the country whose parents were involved in Arabians felt the same way. We were all waiting for when we were grown up enough to hit ‘The Big Time’ of Scottsdale, Ariz. Today, things have not changed (except that I’m a little older and it’s my decision whether or not to get on a plane for the Valley of the Sun in February). I still love everything about the Scottsdale Show and the events that surround it. My favorite part of the show is sitting at our Cedar Ridge stalls and watching the yearlings walk to the arena in anticipation of their class. In my eyes, this is where the stars are born. And for performance horses, Scottsdale is where a lot of the soon-to-be stars make their debut in the show ring. If you love Arabian horses, what could be better? This year, Scottsdale again lived up to its billing. It did not disappoint. There were so many stars—and, as usual, a lot of smiling faces in the Arabian horse capital of the world.
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2015 SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL
GOL D C HAMPIO N S TALLIO N BY THE UNANIMOUS DECISION OF ALL 5 JUDGES! PRESENTED BY DAVID BOGGS
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The 2015 Region 12 Spotlight Futurity “Everyone Come Out And Play!” May 4-9, 2015 with Anne Stratton
nyone who studies the Arabian horse futurities available in North America today knows the headliners, and it is an elite group. One of the fastest-growing and most popular is Region 12’s Spotlight, now in its ninth year. Held in conjunction with the Region 12 Championships at the Georgia State Fairgrounds in Perry, Ga., in early May, the event is a magical blend of southern hospitality and standout competition. And it is rapidly becoming a fixture on the show calendars of exhibitors not only in the southeast, but from as far away as New England and the Midwest—and even from Scottsdale and the U.A.E.
Bring it to life for us—what is it like for the people who attend Region 12 and participate in the Spotlight Futurity? Just by being part of the Region 12 Championships, our show has a lot of energy! It is a very user-friendly show, with a lot to offer, but it is not so cumbersome that you can’t take a break and hang out with your friends. And after the morning and afternoon classes, we have a hard stop so that people can attend other activities—like the Futurity Right Holders’ meeting and the educational seminar—and not worry about missing anything else. Our theme is, “Everybody come out and play!”
Technically, the Region 12 Spotlight Futurity and the Region 12 Championships are two separate entities, but they are associated in everyone’s mind because the show is the home of the Futurity classes. This year, the two organizations have teamed more closely than ever to maximize the show experience for everyone who attends. When we went to Kimberly Douglas, Secretary of the Region 12 Spotlight Board of Directors, for more information about the Futurity, we learned a lot about the upcoming show too—and why both are developing such impressive reputations.
Our competition, of course, is much of our reputation. That’s one reason we have such a draw from outside of our region. A ribbon here means something.
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So, what is special about the Spotlight Futurity? To begin with, the futurity is held during one of the largest regional shows in the country. And secondly, this year we will pay out approximately $178,000. Another point is that our program consists of both halter and performance classes (in performance, we offer English
pleasure, Hunter pleasure and western pleasure 3 and 4 Year Old Open competition and 5 Year Old Maturity ATR classes). This is extra-exciting because we are seeing real growth in the performance division. Now we are exploring the possibility of adding a separate new division for sport horse and dressage. We are always looking for ways to better serve our participants. We just launched a section in our website that we offer at no charge to promote any offspring by the Spotlight Futurity Stallions in the program. This just launched about a month ago, and as of mid-March, we had already sold three horses from it. People want to know where to find foals and young horses that are eligible, and this is the perfect way to do it. We want all Region 12 participants to know we have something for them. We continually look for innovative ways to grow and market the program; one of our projects now is streamlining our brand and marketing effort, so that it will be more unified. We’re always searching out ways to make it easy for anyone to learn about the Spotlight online. Or in other words, we want to make sure that everyone who participates in the Spotlight Futurity feels like they got value for their dollar. Tell us more about the annual Stallion Service Auction—it’s a big part of the Spotlight Futurity. It sure is, and actually, the live auction itself is a social event at the show, as well as an important business opportunity for mare owners. Here is how it works. Our auction is both online, and for one evening at the show, live. Bidding on all the stallions opens online on Friday, April 24, 2015. On Thursday night, May 7, the online bidding is suspended and every stallion with a bid of $1,000 or more moves forward into the live auction, which is part of the Region 12/Spotlight festivities. That begins with a party at 5 p.m. (live band, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres), and bidding opens at 6 p.m. EDT. After the live auction, which ends at 9 p.m., bidding online is reopened on all of the remaining stallions who did not “go live.” That’s one reason we advise breeders to
make out a list of appropriate stallions for their mares. If they aren’t able to win the services they want at the live auction, they will have other good choices that can still be purchased online. I need to emphasize that at Region 12, the Stallion Service Auction is not just for bidders; it is for everybody. Our Board has been working very hard on driving home that message. Everyone is invited to come out on Auction night, even if you are not planning on trying to purchase a breeding. This year we will have “greeters” when you enter the arena to help you go to the table that best suits you (there will be an area predominantly for serious bidders and one for those who are more interested in partying with their friends and just enjoying the atmosphere). Alison Mehta of Talaria Farms will be chairing our Auction Event, and if you know Allison, you know she can really add f lair to any event. Her design background lends to really beautiful décor at events, so we’re looking forward to seeing what she brings to the show this year.
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Then, after the auction, we are partnering with Region 12 to host the annual exhibitor party. At 9 p.m. the business ends, the band comes back, and we hope everyone just dances the night away. What special events does the Spotlight offer in addition to the Auction? Each year, the Spotlight offers an educational seminar that is traditionally sponsored by Markel Insurance. We are pleased to announce that we have Cynthia Culbertson speaking this year on the important influence of the Arabian horse. This historical perspective on the breed will be titled “Romance vs. Reality: The History of the Arabian Breed and Its Relevance Today.” We will also have a moderator to encourage participation with the audience, and complimentary snacks and refreshments will be offered to all our guests. And I should add that in addition to what the Spotlight offers, the Region 12 Championships has several fun activities going on too—that is one of the benefits we enjoy in being involved with it.
And finally, I would encourage anyone to talk to a Board Director or Officer. Our team is so invested in this program and making it successful, and they can answer any question you have. They can help you in learning more and being involved. What is the procedure if I have a mare I want to nominate? First, visit our website or call our contact, Melissa Bradshaw, and complete the Mare Nomination form. It is $100 to register your mare each year. Then, you’ll need to choose a stallion you want to breed your mare to, and it’s easy to identify which Spotlightnominated stallions to keep on your radar. They all remain listed on our website each year, and this year we have one of our largest stallion lots ever. Their profiles, accomplishments, images, pedigree and video are on our site. Have fun making out your list of who would be good for your mare!
Now, decide whether you want to just book a breeding to your number one choice (which Imagine that a stallion owner qualifies your foal to participate says to you, “Well, it sounds in all the Spotlight classes except pretty good. What do I do now, Kimberly Douglas, Secretary of the Region 12 Spotlight Board of Directors the Auction competition), or and how do I know that the whether you’d like to buy your Region 12 Spotlight Futurity breeding at the Spotlight Auction (either live or online), is really for me?” How would you answer? First, I would which will offer your foal the additional opportunity direct him (or her) to our website. Our opportunities, payof competing in those special classes. Only foals whose out dollars and marketing efforts are all detailed there. breedings are purchased through the auction are eligible for the Auction classes. Then I’d tell him about all the camaraderie that is shared in our program. I would encourage any stallion owner After you’ve purchased a breeding and bred your mare, you interested in the Spotlight to talk to other owners of just wait for your foal! Depending on how well your choice stallions in the program and to our Right Holders. Let turns out, your next step will be deciding which Spotlight them share their experiences with you. class you want to enter. You have a wide range of choices among the halter and performance events. I would also point out the marketing value of what the Spotlight features each year. It gives you tremendous And finally, look to see what new bells and whistles we’ve marketing bang for your buck. This year, it is even better added to the program in the time you’ve been here with than ever. Our new auction partner for both the online us—because you’d better believe there will be innovations auction and the live auction, Arabian Horse Times, will be bringing it up to a whole new level of energy and awareness. we haven’t even thought of yet. See you in May! n
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ScottSdale Signature champion hunter pleaSure maturity atr with Tom Hansen ScottSdale champion hunter pleaSure Junior horSe with Justin Cowden ScottSdale reServe champion hunter pleaSure aatr 40 & over with Tom Hansen
(Aston Martin x Raspberry Cyprise) ScottSdale reServe champion half-arabian hunter pleaSure with Justin Cowden ScottSdale firSt place half-arabian hunter pleaSure mare with Justin Cowden ScottSdale top ten half-arabian hunter pleaSure aaotr 55 & over with Leola Hansen
a very Special thank you to our talented trainer, JuStin cowden, for your hard work and great SucceSS at ScottSdale. the future iS bright for you and we look forward to being a part of it! ~Tom & LeoLa Hansen
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Proudly introducing his 2-year-old filly
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ARABIAN HORSE BREEDERS ALLIANCE PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE NEW
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Our Bags Are Packed ...
We'll be there! COVERING THE SHOWS • Al Khalediah Arabian Horse Championship • All Nations Cup, Aachen • Arabian Breeders World Cup • Arabian Foal Festival • Arabian Horse Celebration & North American Halter Championships • Arabian National Breeder Finals • Brazilian Nationals • Canadian Nationals • Dubai International Arabian Horse Championship • Iowa Gold Star Futurity • Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship, Menton • MN Breeders Fall Festival • Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes • Polish National Championships • Regions 7, 9, 10, 12 & 14 • Salon du Cheval—World Arabian Horse Championship, Paris • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show • U.S. Nationals • Youth Nationals
Before or after the show, contact: Tony Bergren • 231-286-6085 • Tonyb@ahtimes.com Jeff Wallace • 323-547-4116 • Jeff@ahtimes.com 1.800.248.4637 or 952.492.3213 • www.ahtimes.com 24 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
27 Champions 19 Reserve Champions 43 Top Ten Awards
“Setting the Bar Even Higher!”
SCOTTSDALE 2015 www.midwestarabian.com
by JEFF WALLACE
For over 30 years, David Boggs and the remarkable group of equine professionals known as Team Midwest have presented countless champions, quite nearly monopolizing the Arabian show rings in the United States, and now around the world. At the United States Nationals in Tulsa last fall, Midwest Training Centre brought home an incredible 15 national championships and 5 reserve championships, along with 32 top ten awards. Without missing a beat, Team Midwest turned their sights to the 60th Annual All-Arabian Horse Show in Scottsdale … the largest show of its kind in the world. When the desert dust settled, Midwest’s loyal multi-cultural client base was rewarded with a phenomenal 27 championships, 19 reserve championships, and 43 Scottsdale top tens.
The Midwest barn proudly displays the national flags of many different countries, a physical example of the
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globalization of the Arabian breed. The confidence shown by illustrious breeders from all over the globe in David Boggs and his team is a solid endorsement of their ability to turn out champion after champion. Boggs credits his team for all of his success, lauding each and every one of the small army that is needed to properly care for and present so many outstanding horses. He has established a familial culture that includes staff, clients, and friends new and old. The atmosphere at Midwest is an exciting one, full of anticipation, joy, and fulfillment. The result is a barn full of happy humans and very happy horses who never fail to show their exuberance when presented in the show ring.
Horses shown by Midwest at this yearâ€™s Scottsdale show earned both the Grand Champion Stallion and Grand Champion Mare titles by unanimous decision of the five-judge panel. *Hariry Al Shaqab, an alabaster son of the phenomenal sire Marwan Al Shaqab and out of White Silkk, by Dakar El Jamaal, stole the breath and then the hearts of the crowd. His dynamic presence and fiery elegance captivated the audience and clearly the judges, as well. He earned a unanimous championship in the 5-Year-Old Stallion class in addition to his Grand Champion Stallion title. Bred and owned by Al Shaqab, a member of the Qatar Foundation, *Hariry Al Shaqab is a shining example of one of the most important breeding programs on earth.
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Other homebred champions shown by Midwest for Al Shaqab include *Leen Al Shaqab, the lovely daughter of Marwan Al Shaqab and Lubna Al Shaqab. She not only won the International 2-Year-Old Filly championship, she followed that with the Grand Champion International Junior Filly title. Al Shaqab’s talent pool is very deep indeed. They have made a study of Arabian horse breeding and the Arabian horse business, and have chosen to place their horses with only the very best handlers. Champion 2-YearOld Colt and Reserve Champion Junior Colt was *Falah Al Shaqab (Fadi Al Shaqab x Joseph Just Emotion). His copper coat glowing in the desert sun, *Falah Al Shaqab’s extreme type and beauty won the day.
Representing Al Shaqab’s straight Egyptian breeding program was their popular young stallion *Farhoud Al Shaqab (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Johara Al Shaqab). Not only did *Farhoud Al Shaqab earn the International Straight Egyptian Heritage Stallion reserve championship, his daughter *Ghala Al Shaqab, who is out of Ghalia Al Shaqab was the Champion International Egyptian Heritage 2 & 3 Year Old Mare and the Silver Champion International Egyptian Heritage Female. The list of Al Shaqab horses to 4 • M IDW EST
earn awards at Scottsdale also included *Marsal Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x Miss El Power JQ), who walked away with the reserve championship for International 3 & 4 Year Old Stallions.
The unanimous Grand Champion Mare is perhaps the most beloved horse in the Arabian world today; the Pride of Poland, the breathtaking *Wieza Mocy. Born and bred at Michalów State Stud in Poland, this incredible young mare has captivated the world with her grace, elegance, sheer power and near-perfect conformation. Shown to perfection by David Boggs for longtime client Janey Morse’s Oak Ridge Arabians, *Wieza Mocy is by one of the most successful sires in recent years, QR Marc, and out of Wieza Marzen, whose dam line leads to 1977 U.S. National Champion Mare *Wizja, a mare who left an indelible impression and set the standard for feminine grace. The stands exploded with cheers when *Wieza Mocy entered the ring, ending in a cacophony of sound when she was justly called to the head of the class. She earned the Champion 5-Year-Old Mare title, also by unanimous vote, on the way to her grand championship.
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The abiding relationship forged over many years between David Boggs and Janey Morse and her late husband Don has given her the opportunity to lease this magnificent mare from her owner, Michalów, in exchange for her own magnificent stallion, Vitorio TO, who is by DA Valentino and out of Sol Natique. Vitorio has the honor of standing inside the Polish State Stud for the 2014/2015 seasons, breeding over 30 of the finest mares in the world each year. Vitorio may be enjoying his time abroad, but he made his presence known in Scottsdale through his offspring. Vitorio’s get cut a large swath through the halter divisions, earning multiple championships and the Leading Halter Sire title for Vitorio in the Scottsdale Signature Program. Vitorino DC, out of Kharalisa BPA, was the Champion International 2-Year-Old Colt and the Bronze Champion International Junior Colt. The Champion Scottsdale
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Signature 2-Year-Old Colt, was MC Vulcan, out of Lovins Khrush SSA, beautifully shown by Austin Garrett.
Oak Ridge Arabians enjoyed several more exciting wins garnered by Vitorio offspring, including Princess Raherra ORA and Lady Vitorio ORA, Vitoria Beckham, The Big Bopper ORA, Valik ORA, MC Vitoria, Vitorios Amore, and Chantilly Lace ORA. It is safe to say that no stallion topped Vitorio in his claim as Leading Scottsdale Signature Halter Sire of the Scottsdale AllArabian Show. He will be returning to the United States later this year, taking up residence at Midwest Training Centre under the guidance of David and his team.
*Van Gogh AM is another stallion redefining Arabian “type.” Known for his extremely exotic head, *Van Gogh served notice that there is more to him than a pretty face by earning the highest
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score of the International competition. The son
Imperious commanded the attention of everyone
of Magnum Psyche and Ynazia HCF won the
within eyeshot and was the unanimous Grand
award for Champion International 5 & 6 Year Old
Champion Platinum Performance Liberty horse.
Stallion and was the unanimous Grand Champion
Imperious knows he is a crowd pleaser, and he feeds
International Senior Stallion for his owner, HRH
off the energy and enthusiasm of his audience.
Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Midwest enjoys a wide client base, all of who have a deep love of the Arabian horse. From
One of the most popular classes at any Arabian
the selection of breeding match-ups to deciding
show is Liberty, where the horses are seen free
where and when to show, the collaboration
and unfettered, strutting their stuff sans handler.
between David Boggs and his clients is a big part
Midwest exhibited Imperious NA (El Chall WR x
of his success. The Team Midwest spirit forges
Promises PSY) to the great delight of the crowd.
alliances and support between owners who
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would otherwise be simply competing with each other. For those who do not have a horse in the ring at any given moment, are usually on the rail, rooting for their teammates. The SloanBraverman Group was the happy recipient of those accolades when their stunning beauty BH Beijingâ€™s Velvet (Beijing BHF x BH Versaces Velvet) won the 4-Year-Old Mare championship, and their fiery chestnut filly Aria Quintessa won the reserve for Yearling Fillies.
Midwest horses at Scottsdale earned so many honors, it is impossible to mention them all.
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Byronica RH (full sister to the iconic RH Triana) won the coveted Yearling Filly class and the Reserve Grand Champion Junior Filly, an incredible accomplishment given the number of entries. Kharisma M brought home three championships all by herself. The daughter of DA Valentino and Kharmel BR won the titles of Champion Scottsdale Signature Mare 4 Years & Over ATH, Champion 5 & Over Mare AAOTH, and Grand Champion Mare AAOTH. And the list goes on. Never in the history of this prestigious show, has any training stable taken home so many championships. It is a testament to the dedication of David Boggs and his amazing staff of Nate White, Alcides and Margaux Rodrigues, Dagmar Gordiano, Rinaldo Longuini, and a fleet of accomplished caretakers, that the results can be so consistent.
Regardless of how many horses there are to prepare, how many quick changes have to happen, what unforeseen circumstances might occur, each Midwest entry is impeccably turned out, with not a hair out of place. The horses are stabled in barns that are transformed into elegant lounges where clients can relax or do business in comfort, surrounded by the horses they love. The result is a tight community of friends and associates who support each other. It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes a team to raise the bar for the entire Arabian world. And Team Midwest is certainly up to the task.
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UNANIMOUS GRAND CHAMPION STALLION UNANIMOUS CHAMPION 5-YEAR-OLD STALLION
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(Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk)
UNANIMOUS GRAND CHAMPION STALLION UNANIMOUS CHAMPION 5-YEAR-OLD STALLION I N T E R N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N U N I T E D S TAT E S N AT I O N A L C H A M P I O N WORLD CUP GOLD SUPREME CHAMPION
For breeding information, contact: email@example.com David Boggs • 612.328.8312 Nate White • 563.663.7383 Judi Anderson • 612.328.1057
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* U N A N I M O U S Wieza
Champion Mocy1 SCOTTSDALE
UNANIMOUS GRAND CHAMPION MARE UNANIMOUS CHAMPION 5-YEAR-OLD MARE
Leased by OAK RIDGE ARABIANS Bred & owned by MICHALOW STATE STUD • Poland
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2014 UNITED STATES UNANIMOUS NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE 2014 ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS UNANIMOUS GOLD CHAMPION MARE 2014 ARABIAN BREEDERS WORLD CUP GOLD SUPREME CHAMPION MARE 2013 PARIS SALON DU CHEVAL GOLD CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLY 2013 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLY 2012 POLISH NATIONAL GOLD CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLY
(QR Marc x Wieza Marzen)
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UNANIMOUS GRAND CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL SENIOR STALLION CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL 5 & 6 YEAR-OLD STALLION FOR BREEDING INCENTIVES CONTACT: DAVID BOGGS (612) 328.8312 OR NATE WHITE (563) 663.7383 OWNED BY: AL MOHAMADIA ARABIAN STUD MANAGER: DR. BRUCE MCCREA WWW.ALMOHAMADIASTUD.COM
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(Magnum Psyche x Ynazia HCF)
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CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLY
(ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF)
Owned by HARAS LA CATALINA LADY GINA PELHAM • BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
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Full sister to the iconic ... RH TRIANA
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(Fadi Al Shaqab x Joseph Just Emotion, by WH Justice)
CHAMPION 2-YEAR-OLD COLT RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR COLT
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Champion * SCOTTSDALE
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Lubna Al Shaqab)
GRAND CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR FILLY CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY PRESENTED BY DAVID BOGGS
2014 UNITED STATES NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY
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SILVER CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL EGYPTIAN HERITAGE FEMALE
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CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL EGYPTIAN HERITAGE 2 & 3 YEAR OLD MARE
(Farhoud Al Shaqab x Ghalia Al Shaqab, by Marwan Al Shaqab)
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL STRAIGHT EGYPTIAN 3 YEAR & OLDER STALLION UNITED STATES SUPREME CHAMPION STALLION EGYPTIAN EVENT
(Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Johara Al Shaqab)
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THE HEART OF AL SHAQAB by Jeff Wallace Horse breeding is an art form unto itself. Successful breeders have a clear goal in mind and a plan for achieving that goal. The sharper the focus on an anticipated outcome, the more likely it is that the results will be desirable, predictable, and repeatable. These traits and characteristics turn our focus to Al Shaqab - Member of Qatar Foundation, and at Al Shaqab, the goal is crystal clear; to create living representations of the universally accepted Arabian breed standard. The result of every breeding match-up is measured against the attributes of the ideal Arabian horse. Each generation is expected not only to preserve the best qualities of its lineage, but also to improve upon an already nearperfect result. Three generations of Al Shaqab-bred horses have now been named World Champion at the prestigious Salon du Cheval in Paris. That is proof enough that the Al Shaqab ideal resonates with the top breeders and judges from around the globe. Kahil Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl, by Mishaah) exemplifies the qualities of the Al Shaqab Arabian. Foaled in 2008, the electrifying bay has it all … near-perfect phenotype and the ability to reproduce, or even out-produce, himself. Named Gold World Champion in Paris in 2011 with Giacomo Capacci, and again as a mature stallion in 2014, also at the end of Giacomo’s lead, at seven years old Kahil Al Shaqab is already the sire of world champions as well. In 2014, he shared the Parisian show ring spotlight with his breathtaking daughter Pustynia Kahila (x Pustyna Malwa, by Ekstern), bred and owned by Michalów State Stud, Poland, who was named Gold World Champion Yearling Filly. For Kahil, that was a back-to-back triumph that endorsed the selection of Minwah (x LC Primavera, by Padrons Psyche), bred by Mohammed Al Sulaiti and owned by Al Jassimya Stud, as the Gold World Champion Yearling Filly the previous year. Not to be outshone, the Kahil colt Morion (x Mesalina, by Ekstern), bred and owned by Michalów State Stud, earned the 2014 Silver World Champion Yearling Colt title, having previously been named 2014 Polish National Junior Champion Colt.
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Mohammed Al Sulaiti and the Al Shaqab breeding team hold a holistic view of the Arabian horse that, in large measure, tips the scale in their favor when compared to breeders worldwide. Not only are they concerned about the traits which can be visually measured against the breed standard, they are concerned with the intangible elements that separate world-class horses from the rest of the herd. Their classic beauty permeates the surface to reflect equally on qualities such as intelligence, kindness, trainability, and presence â€Ś that indefinable sense of self
that cannot be trained into any horse. Kahil Al Shaqab breeds true to his heritage, which extends back through the studbooks of many nations, including Brazil and the U.S., Egypt and Poland, Russia and England, and all the way to the original desert horse first developed centuries ago by the Bedouins of Arabia and the Middle East. His dynasty builds on that of his sire, Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame, by Fame VF), 2008 World Champion Stallion, the sire of innumerable other
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2015 Filly (Kahil Al Shaqab x QR Annah Ferrari, by Enzo). Bred and owned by Al Shaqab. Glenn Jacobs photograph.
Kahil Al Shaqab’s full siblings, Wadee Al Shaqab (2010 stallion) and Sultanat Al Shaqab (2014 filly) are further proof of the prepotency of their bloodlines. Wadee Al Shaqab has earned many honors, including 2012 Menton Gold Champion Colt, 2012 Gold World Champion Colt and 2014 Qatar International Gold Champion Stallion. Sultanat Al Shaqab recently won the title of 2015 Qatar International Gold Champion Yearling Filly, by unanimous decision of the judges. This powerful family dynasty is reminiscent of those found at the State Studs in Poland. Those families, like this one, are built on the strength of the dam line and its ability to support the contributions of the sire.
as a sire that they bred so many of their finest mares to him. The foals that he sires in Poland will undoubtedly continue to add to the breeding program there for generations to come. They are uniformly solid, dark bays with very little white and the near prefect conformation and exuberant nature of their sire. Kahil Al Shaqab has seven crosses to *Bask++, including the jet-black *Bask++ daughter Balaquina through her black daughter OFW Balarina, by RSD Dark Victory on his maternal dam line. He has crossed exceptionally well with mares descended from Monogramm, another stallion selected by the Poles and used to great effect. In particular, the daughters of Ekstern (Monogramm x Ernestyna, by *Piechur) have created a beautiful blend with Kahil, as proven by his world champion offspring. He also produced excellent foals with daughters of Ganges (Monogramm x *Garonna, by *Fanatyk). Among the finest is Janów Podlaski’s 2014 Polish National Junior Champion Filly Al Jazeera (x Alhasa, by Ganges), who entranced the judges and crowd alike with her grace and charm.
Kahil Al Shaqab spent the 2012 and 2013 breeding seasons on lease to Poland, breeding to the finest mares of Janów Podlaski and Michalów. The Polish breeding program rarely leases outside stallions. It is a testament to their confidence in Kahil Al Shaqab’s quality and ability
The team at Al Shaqab has spent the better part of two decades learning how to preserve the qualities that they prize in their horses. They have gotten to know the breeding philosophies of the most prominent stud farms in the world during extensive touring. Al Shaqab has
world champions and multiple leading sire titles, and among the most influential stallions of all time. Marwan’s sire, Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora, by Kaborr+++) was the first in a now impressive list of world champions bred by Al Shaqab, having won his title in Paris in 2001.
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a unique relationship with those who are leasing Al Shaqab stallions. They value the confidence the lessees show in breeding the best mares that they have to relatively un-proven young stallions. It gives the next generation of Al Shaqab sires a terrific opportunity to maximize their impact on the breed, in the same way that the Poles gave Kahil Al Shaqab his opportunity as a young stallion with just a few foals on the ground. Occasionally, a decision is made to send a senior stallion to another location for a breeding season. In 2015, Kahil Al Shaqab is standing at stud in the United States under the care of Midwest Training Centre. Kahil’s incredible show record and his emergence as a sire of champions have stimulated tremendous interest in him. David Boggs and the team at Midwest are completely capable of providing the finest care and services during his stay. Kahil’s popularity was fanned by his first major win as the 2009 Wels Unanimous Champion Colt while still a yearling. He has garnered legions of fans along the way. Other prominent wins
are 2010 Qatar International Champion Colt, 2010 All Nations Cup Silver Champion Colt, 2011 Al Khalediah Gold Champion Colt, 2011 Qatar International Gold Champion Colt, 2011 Menton Gold Champion Colt, 2011 World Gold Champion Colt and 2014 World Gold Champion Stallion. Kahil Al Shaqab’s rare ability to completely captivate an audience is due in large part to his spirited presence. When Kahil Al Shaqab enters the ring, he demands the undivided attention of every onlooker. His classic silhouette and fiery nature are tempered by his abundant intelligence and joy of life. His energy infects every audience, who in turn support him with an enthusiasm that is valued by Al Shaqab. In some ways, Kahil Al Shaqab is an ambassador for the Al Shaqab vision of the Arabian ideal. He embodies the finest qualities of his desert ancestors and provides a cultural connection that is very important to Al Shaqab. He is a reflection of the past, a celebration of the present, and a promise for the future. He is the heart of Al Shaqab. ■
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P R O U D LY A N N O U N C E S THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHAMPION OF THE WORLD
Championships 2014 WORLD ARABIAN HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD MEDAL CHAMPION SENIOR STALLION 2011 WORLD ARABIAN HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS BEST HEAD 2011 WORLD ARABIAN HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS HIGHEST SCORING HORSE OF SHOW 2011 WORLD ARABIAN HORSE CHAMPIONSHIPS GOLD MEDAL CHAMPION JUNIOR MALE 2011 MEDITERRANEAN & ARAB COUNTRIES CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPION COLT 2011 QATAR INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPION COLT 2011 AL KHALEDIAH INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE FESTIVAL CHAMPION COLT 2010 ALL NATIONS CUP SILVER CHAMPION COLT 2010 QATAR INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPION COLT 2009 AUSTRIAN INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS UNANIMOUS CHAMPION COLT
ANAZA EL FARID GAZAL AL SHAQAB KAJORA MARWAN AL SHAQAB FAME VF LITTLE LIZA FAME KATAHZA
JK SPARTAN MISHAAH MISTRAL BEY OFW MISHAAHL RSD DARK VICTORY OFW BALARINA BALAQUINA
RUMINAJA ALI BINT DEENAA KABORR *EDJORA BEY SHAH RAFFOLETA-ROSE AZA DESTINY AFHAR RAHZA GG JABASK EUPHORIAA BEY SHAH BINT RASWIA BEY SHAH KAMASI SABAHA *BASK BASQUISETTE
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CHAMPION SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE MARE 4 YEARS & OVER ATH
Kharisma GRAND CHAMPION MARE AAOTH CHAMPION MARE 5 YEARS & OLDER AAOTH
UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION FUTURITY FILLY UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION MARE AAOTH
Expecting foals in 2015 by *Van Gogh AM, *Hariry Al Shaqab and Vitorio TO
(DA Valentino x Kharmel BR)
Owned by MARINO ARABIANS ANTHONY, DENISE, BRITTANY AND AJ MARINO BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
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(Beijing BHF x BH Versaces Velvet)
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CHAMPION 4-YEAR-OLD MARE PRESENTED BY DAVID BOGGS
2014 UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION FUTURITY FILLY Owned by THE EL RASHEEM GROUP LLC BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN & HARRISON, IDAHO BRED
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(Vitorio TO x Kharalisa BPA)
AHBA WORLD CUP BRONZE SUPREME CHAMPION YEARLING COLT UNANIMOUS REGION 7 CHAMPION YEARLING COLT UNITED STATES NATIONAL TOP TEN
BRONZE CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR COLT CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT For breeding information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org David Boggs • 612.328.8312 Nate White • 563.663.7383 Judi Anderson • 612.328.1057
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Owned by ALMSHALIA STUD FAHAD ALZAYDI SAUDI ARABIA
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Champion * arsal SCOTTSDALE
RESERVE CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL 3 & 4 YEAR OLD STALLION
(Marwan Al Shaqab x Miss El Power JQ)
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ISABELLE C • 2014 Filly (*Marsal Al Shaqab x Scarlet Ribbons C, by Ames Charisma) Bred & owned by Rhonda & Rhoda Coleal.
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GRAND CHAMPION MARE JTH RESERVE CHAMPION MARE 3 & 4 YEARS OLD AAOTH
Vitoria Beckham Katelyn Frahm
One embryo transfer right available for 2015
(Vitorio TO x Legacys American Rose)
Owned by JEFF FRAHM FAMILY SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI
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UnaniMoUs GRand ChaMpion platinUM pERfoRManCE libERty Next Stop Las Vegas World Cup Presented by Alcides Rodrigues
(El Chall WR x Promises PSY)
Owned by MIDWEST STATION II Elk RivER, MinnEsota
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(Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA)
CHAMPION SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE TWO-YEAR-OLD COLT ATH PRESENTED BY AUSTIN GARRETT RESERVE CHAMPION 2-YEAR-OLD COLT PRESENTED BY DAGMAR GORDIANO
United States National Champion Top Ten Junior Colt Arabian National Breeder Finals Silver Champion Junior Colt Arabian National Breeder Finals Gold Champion Weanling Colt
(Vitorio TO x Star Of Justice ORA)
GRAND RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR GELDING
CHAMPION YEARLING GELDING
PRESENTED BY ALCIDES RODRIGUES
Owned by OAK RIDGE ARABIANS FREEPORT, ILLINOIS
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RESERVE CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY (Trussardi x MC Sophiie)
Owned by QUINTESSA PARTNERS, LLC BIRMINGHAM, MICHIGAN
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UNANIMOUS GRAND CHAMPION H/A GELDING AAOTH CHAMPION H/A GELDING 3 YEARS & OLDER AAOTH
Thank you to my family for all their support and cheers. It makes it so much fun! —Paul
UNANIMOUS REGION 7 CHAMPION H/A GELDING SADDLE/PLEASURE TYPE UNANIMOUS REGION 7 CHAMPION H/A GELDING SADDLE/PLEASURE TYPE AOTH (DA Valentino x The Merchants Sweetheart) Owned by PAUL & SABRINA GLANS SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA
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(Vitorio TO x Raherra)
CHAMPION SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE YEARLING FILLY ATH ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS SILVER CHAMPION WEANLING FILLY
(Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD)
RESERVE CHAMPION SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE TWO-YEAR-OLD FILLY ATH ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS GOLD CHAMPION JUNIOR FILLY REGION 7 CHAMPION YEARLING FILLY UNITED STATES NATIONAL TOP TEN YEARLING FILLY Co-owned by: Todd & Glena Weegens
Owned by OAK RIDGE ARABIANS FREEPORT, ILLINOIS
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CHAMPION H/A 3 & 4 YEAR OLD MARE RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION H/A MARE RESERVE CHAMPION H/A 3 YEARS & OLDER MARE AAOTH
5-TIME UNITED STATES NATIONAL CHAMPION CANADIAN NATIONAL CHAMPION SCOTTSDALE SUPREME CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN
(DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle)
Owned by TODD AND GLENA WEEGENS FREEPORT, ILLINOIS
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(Vitorio TO x Kharalisa BPA)
TOP TEN INTERNATIONAL YEARLING FILLY
Owned by DANIEL AND FABIANA PASTORINO URUGUAY
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9707 E. Cactus Road, is a perfect place to gather, and to enjoy the spirit and the love of the Arabian horse. Midwest awaits your visit. â€”David Boggs
Midwest Training & Breeding Stations Elk River, Minnesota ~ Scottsdale, Arizona David Boggs, cell: 612-328-8312 ~ email@example.com Nate White, cell: 563-663-7383 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org Judi Anderson, cell: 612-328-1057 ~ email@example.com
Introducing ... GOLLADAY T R A I N I N G
W W W. G O L L A D A Y T R A I N I N G . C O M
GOLLADAY TRAINING A Fresh Vision With Genuine Perspective by KARA LARSON
John and Leah Golladay have a fresh approach to horses. They started in different places, were involved with the horse in distinctive ways, but as they grew, one thing remained constant for the both of themâ€”their connection to the horse. Individually and together, they have experience with well-known trainers Lyric Laughlin, Scott Golladay, Chris Wilson, John White, Joel Kiesner, Gene LaCroix, Tom Moore, and many more. These established individuals provided John and Leah great knowledge, wisdom, and diligence. More than that, their expertise served as a canvas in which the pair would create their own visionâ€”a vision now fulfilled through Golladay Training.
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The first major step John and Leah would take in their combined training endeavor would be their journey to Cedar Ridge Arabians in 2010. A farm rooted in more than 40 years of breeding, showing, and promoting the Arabian horse, founders Dick and Lollie Ames gladly welcomed the young training duo. In their time at Cedar Ridge, John and Leah have been privy to amazing opportunities and the advice of legendary horsemen. One of these is Gene LaCroix, who has an impressive history with the Ames family. Gene shares, “I can’t recall the year I first met Dick, but I’ve been friends with Dick, Lollie, and Lara for a long, long time and I consider them dear friends. Along with these three, I consider Tom Moore, who not only trained at Cedar Ridge, but also worked for me back in the late 80s, one of my best friends as well.” Gene adds, “I watched Leah Beth win national championships for quite a while,
and John I met about a year before he went to Cedar Ridge. I didn’t know him in a training capacity, but I knew that he was a nice young man who loved the Arabian horse industry. And now that they’re together and working at Cedar Ridge, I’ve been able to work with them over the past couple of years, and I truly enjoy them as people. They’re very dedicated Arabian horse people with a super bright future. They’re both strong competitors and they make a great team. Not to mention they’re in a great facility, have a seemingly super clientele, and nice horses.” Another great source of guidance from the Cedar Ridge family was Tom Moore. A close friend and exceptional horseman, Tom offers, “John and Leah are a dynamic duo that complement each other very well. They are both very talented trainers with a great work ethic, but more importantly, they are wonderful people. Extremely goodhearted
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Leah, JB and John Golladay.
and fun to be around, they have been a very positive influence on my family and I am proud to call them my friends. Oh, did I mention that they are very talented, dedicated, hard working trainers?” Appreciative for the advice and assistance provided by Dick, Lollie, Lara, and every horseman involved along the way, John reveals, “We’re really grateful for the opportunity that the Ames family has presented to us and we’re very lucky to work in their facility every day. Moving forward, one of our goals is to carry on the tradition, legacy, and devotion to the breed that the Ames family possesses.” Beyond the relationships and connections formed at Cedar Ridge, John and Leah have
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experienced many incredible successes in the past few years as well. For Leah, the list is topped with her Open English championship on her own Arabian mare, Starr Llight. John was reserve in this same thrilling and deep class on Ames bred and owned Brass Star. Other significant wins include a Canadian National championship with Ames Celebration and a U.S. National reserve championship with Noble Supreme CRF in 2014; both bred by Ames at Cedar Ridge. For John, his reserve and national champion wins with Toi Slamtastic in the Half-Arabian English Pleasure classes at U.S. Nationals serve as the show ring highlights in his training career thus far. As for their amateurs, John and Leah boast 79 regional champions and reserves (48 champions, 31 reserves) and 49 national champions
and reserves (27 champions, 22 reserves), and hundreds of massive show ring accomplishments that cannot be measured or quantified with ribbons and trophies. In these moments of triumph for both horse and rider, big and small, John and Leah are able to inspire realizations and encourage happiness. Because even though no one likes to admit it—big wins are never certainties— so that means there has to be passion behind it all to fuel the fire of owning and showing Arabian horses. John and Leah know this. They respect this. They own this. Part of their unique approach has to do with their distinct training styles as individuals.
“We come from different backgrounds, so we’re able to round each other out and learn from each other in the process. And also, we’re able to fit ourselves to the horses a little bit better because we’re different. If we were more similar, the range of horses we work with wouldn’t be as broad.” The wide range of horses that fit into the Golladay Training program is one of the aspects that distinguishes it from the rest. And what emerges from this range? The talent and dedication of two young trainers. In Leah’s upbringing in Ames, Iowa, she attributes a great deal of her success to the facilitation of Lyric Laughlin in her riding
John and Toi Slamtastic CRF, 2013 U.S. National Champion H/A English Pleasure.
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Richard Tirado, Leah and John Golladay.
career and abilities. And as a young trainer and instructor, Leah hopes to incorporate this engaged, yet unimposing style. She offers, “I just had really good instruction growing up and a lot of opportunities to ride a lot of different horses. I feel like Lyric really lets you figure things out without getting in the way, but the second that you’re hung up at all, she sets the course straight. There wasn’t a lot of dwelling on things that weren’t working.” John, too, builds his methods from a life centered on the horse. Growing up in Illinois, Scott Golladay, John’s dad, was the head trainer and owner of Scott Golladay Stables. This gave John a brilliant base in his horse training journey. Spending his
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youth riding, practicing, and improving his horsemanship, John would later spend a few worthwhile years training under John White, who offered a great deal of expertise and panache to John’s training craft. Later in the journey was Joel Kiesner, a trainer that remains a great friend and mentor to John. Joel has seen John grow as a person and a trainer, but more recently, as Joel has come to know Leah, he has confidence in their abilities as a team. “John and Leah Beth are a bright spot in the future of the Arabian horse. Their enthusiasm and passion for what they do is palpable and infectious. They have shown integrity in all phases of their life and business. We are happy for, and proud of them, as we watch their successes unfold.”
As their backgrounds melded into a shared life, training styles merged and developed with time, allowing John and Leah to look to the future. Their goals for Golladay Training are simple. Leah proposes, “We want to work with great horses, share our passion with people who love the Arabian horse, breed our own horses, bring new people into the business, and make the breed better all the while. I think we want to do a little bit of everything in a way that betters the breed. We definitely want to do our part in sustaining and growing upon what we all love to do.” Part of this betterment lies in the lesson program headed by Stephanie Davisson, which offers a wonderful introduction to riding and showing horses. So, from lesson students and trustworthy Arabian mounts, to adrenaline-charged national championships, Golladay Training has much to offer the Arabian world. And more than that, their approach is uniquely cool. The duo harnesses the rare quality of being laid-back while taking their training and instructing very seriously. Anyone close to them knows how their genuine excitement for riding and training, and instruction and showing is contagious. It is felt in every lesson, in every excited call to the owners, in every grounding conversation about how winning isn’t the ultimate goal. Their youth, coupled with passion and excitement and having perspective on the whole horse world—it feels unique. It feels genuine, which is incredibly refreshing in a world
Dick Ames and John Golladay.
where it’s not always easy to be real. ■ Stephanie Davisson with lesson student.
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Good Times And Memories Made ...
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Looking Forward To Many More! GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Wishing You All The Best!
John and Leah, With your great talent, dedication and hard work, we know you will have much success! Proud to be your friends, â€” Tom, Liz, and Emme GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Starr Llight ( Re i g n O n x C h a r m ETA)
8 National Championships, 4 Reser ves & 12 Top Tens in English & Park, Open and Amateur.
2011 U.S. National Champion Arabian English Pleasure Open with Leah Golladay 2012 Youth National Champion Arabian Park Horse JTR 17 & Under with Emily Moore 2012 AHC Grand Champion Arabian English Pleasure ATR with Elizabeth Moore GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Thank You JOHN AND LE AH
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Dear John and Leah,
W e look for ward to joining
force s w ith you on your ne w ende avor. Thi s i s a ver y e xciting time for all. We thank you for all the success you have provided us over the last few years and look for ward to the future. All the best in 2015! Love,
Dick, Lollie and Lara Ames
Jordan, Minnesota | Scottsdale, Arizona w w w.Ce d arR idg eAr abi ans .com
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(M a t o i x Fa n t a s y Wa t c h)
2015 Scottsdale Champion H/A English Pleasure A ATR 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure A AOTR Maturity with Lara Ames
P r ou d O w n e r : C E DA R R I D G E A R A B I A N S GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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(A N o b l e C a u s e x Ju s t a Ne w L o o k)
2015 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure A AOTR 36-54 with Lara Ames
P r ou d O w n e r : C E DA R R I D G E A R A B I A N S GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Rohara Americanlegend ( Ju s t a f i re D GL
x Mi z A m e r i c a n P i e)
2015 Scottsdale Champion Saddle Seat Equitation Walk-Trot 10 & Under with Hadley Ames
P r ou d O w n e r : H A D L E Y A M E S GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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(Af i re B e y V x E x p re s s You r s e l f+// )
2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 15-18 2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Select Rider JTR with Katherine Bartlett
P r ou d O w n e r : TA N G L E R I D G E FA R M | T he Jac o b s a nd B a r t le t t s GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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(M a t o i x Fa n t a s y Wa t c h)
2012 U.S. Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Open with John Golladay
2013 Unanimous U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Open with John Golladay
P r ou d O w n e r s : JA N I C E & L AU R A M O R TO N GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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(M a t o i x Fa n t a s y Wa t c h)
2014 Youth Reserve National Champion HalfArabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-18
2013 Youth National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 2012 Youth Reserve National Champion HalfArabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18 with Laura Mor ton
(M a t o i x G l a m o r i z e)
2014 Youth National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14-18 2013 Youth National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14-18
2012 Celebration Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 17 & Under with Laura Mor ton
P r ou d O w n e r s : JA N I C E & L AU R A M O R TO N GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Ames Celebration (M a t o i x A m e s Mi ra g e)
2014 Canadian National Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 2012 Canadian National Champion Arabian English Pleasure AATR and AAOTR 18-39 2014 U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 2012 U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with Kara Larson
2014 Unanimous Canadian National Champion Arabian English Pleasure Open with Leah Golladay
P r ou d O w n e r : K A R A L A R S O N GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Extreme Hearthrobb (Af i re B e y V x E x p re s s You r s e l f+// )
2015 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 2014 Unanimous Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure AATR 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with Kara Larson
2014 Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Open with John Golladay
The Gambler SA
(M a k a s h x Ri d g e f i e l d s A m ou r)
2014 U.S. Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with Kara Larson
P r ou d O w n e r : K A R A L A R S O N GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Shock And Awe
(Mi l l e n niu m LOA x By z a n c e)
2015 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 14-18 2014 Youth National Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 14-18 2014 Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 with Allie Cederberg
Afire Blazon (Af i re B e y V x Ai e d a)
2015 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving with John Golladay
2014 Youth Reserve National Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18 2014 Scottsdale Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 17 & Under 2013 Youth Reserve National Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 14-18 2013 Scottsdale Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 17 & Under P r ou d O w n e r : D RU C E D E R B E R G
with Allie Cederberg
GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | firstname.lastname@example.org Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Double Oh Sevenn
( Hu c k l e b e y B e r r y x M a h o g a ny y)
2014 Canadian National Champion Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under 2014 Canadian Reserve National Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under 2014 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under 2014 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Country Pleasure JTR 14 & Under 2014 Scottsdale Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 14 & Under 2013 & 2014 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under with Alexa Tiziani
2014 Canadian National Champion Walk/Trot Pleasure 10 & Under 2014 Region 10 Reserve Champion Arabian English & Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot JTR 10 & under 2013 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under 2013 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under with McKella Tiziani
P r ou d O w n e r s : A L E X A A N D M C K E L L A T I Z I A N I GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Spellbound (Af i re B e y V x S p e c t ra PR)
2014 Youth National Champion Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 13 & Under
2014 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Equitation 13 & Under 2013 Youth National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 13 & Under with Lana Trautman
Im The Man
(M a t o i x G l a m o r i z e)
2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Saddle Seat Equitation 14 & Under
2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under with Lana Trautman
P r o u d O w n e r s : B RU C E A N D K A R NA T R AU T M A N
Mi Ghaza (S i r W i l li a m Ro b e r t x H a r g h a z a)
with Betsy Carlson Watch for them in Half-Arabian Country Pleasure. Proud Owner: CAROL AND BETSY CARLSON
Slim Shady ( Tr i f t e n+/ x B e y D iva)
2013 Region 10 Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure 2014 Region 10 Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 14 & Under 2014 Youth National Reserve Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure 13 & Under 2014 Youth National Top Ten Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under and UPHA 13 & Under with Kendall Rickert
Welcome to the Team and watch for her in H/A English Pleasure and Equitation. Proud Owner: MICHELLE RICKERT
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( Ph i S l a m a Ja m a x N DL A nj e li c a)
2014 Youth National Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under
2013 Youth National Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving JTD 18 & Under 2013 Youth National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Pleasure JTR 14-18 2013 Youth National Top Ten Half-Arabian Park 18 & Under multiple regional and class A wins with McKenna and Caelen Caspers
Congratulations to the Caspers family on your purchase of
Shes All That
WA T C H F O R T H E M I N 2 0 1 5 !
Congratulations to Golladay Training! The Caspers wish you tremendous success! P r ou d O w n e r s : M C K E N NA , C H R I S T I N E A N D C A E L E N C A S PE R S GOLLADAY TR AINING | John and Leah Golladay | cell 515-520-7604 | email@example.com Located at Cedar Ridge Arabians | Jordan, MN | www.GolladayTraining.com
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Wind-Up Wilma ( I X L N o b l e E x p re s s+ x R C h a r m e d)
2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Junior Horse
2014 Region 10 Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Leah Golladay Proud Owner: R O BY N J O H N S O N
Ames Admiral ( Hu c k l e b e y B e r r y+/ x MC Ja k i t a)
In The Money
( Ve g a z x C a l l away â€™s In T h e Mo n e y)
2014 Region 10 Reserve Champion Arabian Country Select Rider 2014 Canadian National Top Ten Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR and JTR 18 & Under with Alayna Lotto
2014 Canadian National Top Ten Saddle Seat Equitation 14-18 2014 Canadian National Top Ten Half-Arabian Country Pleasure JOTR & JTR 14-18 with Emily Pate
Watch for her with
Watch for her with
A HeartThrob MTA in H/A Country Pleasure.
Proud Owners: JOHN, LORI & ALAYNA LOTTO
in Arabian Country Pleasure.
Proud Owners: SIMON, JANE, EMILY & LAUREN PATE
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Available For Purchase GHAZIT GOING ON El Ghazi x Cara Me Away 1999 Bay Half-Arabian Gelding
CLASSY LADY CRF
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MY PHINE PENNY
Matoi x Shady Baby
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Thank you to our clients!
Dick Ames The Berget Family Mike Brennan Carol and Betsy Carlson Cedar Ridge Arabians Dru and Allie Cederberg The Casper Family DelSan Arabians Michael and Toni Dolby Matt and Moriah Fischer Marilyn Gannon Lynne Gebski Br yan and Joanne Grossman Robyn Johnson and Leah Botz The Larson Family Dean and Roberta Lemke The Lotto Family
Dale and Wendy Marcott The Moore Family The Morton Family Jean Oâ€™Lear y The Pate Family Red Tail Arabians The Reitter Family Michelle and Kendall Rickert Jessica Sandler Doug and Karen Schultz Angie and Alyssa Smuda Tangle Ridge Arabians The Tiziani Family The Trautman Family Trigger Arabians The Ward Family The Weiby Family
We are honored and excited to be embarking on this journey with a great group of people around us. Thank you for entrusting us with your horses! A special thank you to Cedar Ridge Arabians and the Ames Family for this opportunity; there is not a better facility to run a horse training operation, nor a better family to work with. We look forward to continuing the high standard of professionalism and care that Cedar Ridge is known for through Golladay Training! â€” Leah and John
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Find out about the fast forming, new group working to bring big prize money to the western pleasure arena!
Sundance Kid V x Kharrea PGA, by Khadraj NA Bred & owned by 2014 APAHA Breeder of the Year, Palmetto Arabians of Timmonsville, SC
WESTERN PLEASURE ... IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING!
PadronsPadrons Psyche xPsyche LV Fantine, x LV Fantine, by LV Cartell by LV Cartell
SIRE OF TODAY’S MOST BEAUTIFUL & ATHLETIC SHOW HORSES
MOONSTRUCK DA Out of Verily PCF
Z AREENA AMEERA Out of Ritz N Famous
MACALLANN Out of Societee Belle
LA TRIGGER HAPPY Out of First Class Bluey
Proudly owned by Dazzo Arabians, LLC Albuquerque, New Mexico email@example.com
Standing at Becker Stables • 530.477.5588 www.beckerstables.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Scottsdale Signature Stallion AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Region 3 Silver Sire SCID & CA Clear
It’s The Right Time: The New Arabian Western Pleasure Association by Anne StrAtton
t was only a matter of time before western pleasure owners, exhibitors and trainers organized a centerpiece prize-money event for their division. They envisioned one a decade ago, as they watched the Arabian English Performance Association set up a schedule of futurity classes for both purebreds and HalfArabians that has been widely acclaimed in the industry; it has been so successful that as time went on, it grew to include a maturity event for amateurs as well. So why, wondered observers, wasn’t there one for western horses too?
The truth is probably that Real Life happened. The time was just never quite right. Not only was the uncertain economy problematic, but also a prize-money system of that magnitude takes a lot of planning and organization, not to mention financial support, as it gets on its feet. The right team had to be available to do it. So, it became 2 Western | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
one of those things that was always, hopefully, “coming soon.”
It may be said that “soon” started on Wednesday night of the 2014 U.S. Nationals. That is when the western pleasure community flexed its muscles and outdid itself in a pro-am calcutta fundraiser for the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. In an over-the-top evening of exciting competition, they rang the till at more than $200,000, and it was a heady feeling. Michele Reser, of Setting Sun Stables, who was there that night, couldn’t help thinking, “Western pleasure people really are a big family—we can do this.” Several others, both professionals and amateurs, were thinking the same thing. Within days, the Arabian Western Pleasure Association was born.
2014 U.S. National Champion Zefyr and 2014 U.S. Reserve National Champion Onyx A.
AWPA: How It Works “The first classes will be at the U.S. Nationals in 2016,” says Reser, now a member of the new organization’s Board of Directors. “We already have the go-ahead and okay from the show commission for two 4-year-old classes. Our goal is to have a $100,000 class for purebreds and a $50,000 class for Half-Arabians.” Traditionally, the prize money in a futurity such as this is funded by auctions of stallion services. AWPA’s first one is scheduled for 2016, held online January 1 through February 10, 2016. Stallions whose services are available there must have been nominated to the program by
December 31, 2015, and breedings purchased at the auction must be used in 2016.
To jumpstart the bank account, however, the organization started by auctioning four services to top stallions at the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards Dinner in Scottsdale this year. Breedings to 2014 U.S. National Champion Zefyr, 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Onyx A, and top sires Sundance Kid V and Khadraj NA sold for a total of $21,500. “Because we want to have the first classes in 2016, we’re also going to need donations for the first five years,” Michele Reser notes. “We all get tired of going to the same well, but if you want
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Sundance Kid V
to get money out, you have to put money in.” After that, the prize money will be underwritten by the annual stallion service auction and the nomination fees of stallions and mares.
The first step for sire owners is to nominate their stallions to the program. Participation in the futurity classes at U.S. Nationals will be open to all foals by nominated stallions, but after five years, when there are 4 year olds foaled from breedings sold at the auction, the system alters slightly. Owners whose foals do not come from auction breedings may nominate the mares they breed to AWPA stallions and the foal from that year will be eligible to show in the futurity. However, there will be an extra incentive for mare owners to buy their breedings at the service auction: a percentage of additional prize money will be available for their entries in the classes.
“We want to see the money going back to the amateurs and the breeders,” explains Michele Reser. “The goal is to encourage people to breed to our stallions—and to add excitement and importance to the classes. We want to help stallion owners and also get people excited
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about seeing the horses in the ring. These are amazing animals.”
Part of the mission, she says, is to direct attention to the skill it takes to train and show western pleasure horses; it is easy to appreciate the supercharged performances of the English horses, while the western competition is more subtle. But it requires no less talent from the horses and riders, she points out, and as the audience becomes more involved, it can better understand the class’s finer points.
In the beginning, the AWPA classes will be open to professionals only, but as the program grows, the group hopes to add amateur events as well. Even with the experience of the AEPA to help smooth the way, setting up and administering the AWPA is a big job. The first step has been
the assembly of a Board of Directors, featuring a mix of trainers and amateurs: Rob Bick, Dave Daugherty, Rebecca Fulkerson, Amy Peterson, Josh Quintus, Michele Reser, Dana Romijn, Barbara Sink and Chelsea Wesson.
“I’m very excited to be a part of it,” says Rebecca Fulkerson, an opinion echoed by others. A participant in the calcutta at the Nationals last year, she still remembers the exhilaration everyone felt as the evening went on. “Promoting the western horses is something that has been needed for a long time. We want to get people excited about it and excited about breeding again. The chance to go into a class with that much excitement and that much prize money is something that the western field deserves.”∎
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Training – Breeding – Show Facility
RE A D ERS ' C H O I C E W ES T ERN T RA I N ER O F T H E Y E A R Stanley White III 817-845-1065
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HOLDIN ACES Arezzo NL X Hollygolitely DDF 2009 Purebred Gelding U.S. National & Scottsdale Top Ten and Multi-Regional Champion Western Pleasure Junior Horse & AATR
Ali Jamaal *Jullyen El Jamaal Jullye El Ludjin Fame VF MFA ComingUpRoses Benraz Fancy
Ruminaja Ali Heritage Memory Ludjin El Jamaal NV Justa Dream Bey Shah Raffoleta-Rose Benraz Hi-Fashion Camaar
Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion • SCID Clear Proudly owned by East Manor Arabians • 298 Dusenberry Hill Road, East Nassau, NY 12062 For breeding information contact Joelle or Robert Wright at 518 766-2182 • email@example.com 8 Western | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
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Poco Van Star Two x Expensive By Choice Proudly owned by Setting Sun Stables
Desperado V x Windsong Bey Proudly owned by Flois & Cindy Burrow
Joe Reser: 574-360-5649 â€˘ Michele Reser: 574-862-2231 64399 County Road 3, Wakarusa, IN 46573 Breeding Manager Joshua Biron: 574-334-0490 Breeding@settingsun-stables.com www. settingsun-stables.com
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Poco Van Star x Aces Honey Girl Proudly owned by Setting Sun Stables and Dr. Gregory & Alison Oâ€™Shanick
Jullyen El Jamaal x Mosquerade V Proudly owned by Setting Sun Stables
Proud supporter of the:
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A Proud Supporter of:
Standing at: Proudly owned by Janice & Neville Lorick Hendersonville, NC 2703 Spencer Rd, Archdale, NC 27263 | Phone (336) 471-8822 | www.RickGaultTraining.com
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Bey Ambition x TF Falconsimprint Multi-Program Nominated Sire | SCID Clear
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Sundance Kid V x Pattrice (*Pesniar/*Bask) Multi-Program Nominated Sire | SCID Clear
Proudly owned by Laura Koch & Bert Sanders Standing at Strandâ€™s Arabian Stables | Toddville, Iowa | Office 319-393-4816 | Mobile 319.360.5997 email@example.com | www.Strandsarabians.com Volume 45, No. 10 | Western 15
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DA Valentino x Faberge AA, by Magnum Psyche Sweepstakes Nominated Sire | Scottsdale Signature Stallion IA Gold Star Stallion | MN Medallion Stallion SCID & CA Clear
4x National Champion Sonoma Jazz+//
6x National Champion Onyx A+//
7x National Champion CJ Psyncinati Kid+/ 12x National Champion Caliente Virtuoso+// 4x National Champion Khontroversy PGA+//
Congratulations to Wolf Springs Ranch on their purchase of 12x National Champion Lets Get Loded!
4x National Champion HR El Kareem+//
12x National Champion Lets Get Loded+//
Some of the greatest Western Pleasure horses of our time began in our program and came out the biggest winners of today! They contine to win for their new owners and riders. BECKER STABLES • BRETT & MARJIE BECKER • Grass Valley, California www.BeckerStables.com • 530.477.5588 • email@example.com
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Canadian National Champion AAOTR 18-39 with Kendyl Modrich
Canadian National Reserve Champion AATR 18-39 with Kendyl Modrich
Canadian National Reserve Champion Open with Brett Becker
U.S. National Unanimous Champion Select AATR with Michael Modrich
Proudly Owned by the Modrich Family
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Standing at Becker Stables, Grass Valley, CA 530.477.5588 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.BeckerStables.com
Enzo x Natalia K by *El Nabila B 2007 Chestnut Stallion SCID & CA Clear Semen Available Worldwide Standing at Becker Stables Grass Valley, CA 530.477.5588 email@example.com HALAN E Hermez E x Gai Jullye Scottsdale Champion
Owned by Cavallino Arabians Tony & Tyler Shooshani Beverly Hills, CA firstname.lastname@example.org Volume 45, No. 10 | Westernâ€‚ 19
Proudly owned by Steve & Karen Freeman of Stockton, California Standing at Becker Stables • Brett & Marjie Becker, Grass Valley, CA • 530.477.5588 • email@example.com 20 Western | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
Pictured top to bottom: Khruzin for Love PA • 2012 colt out of Fames Lastlove (by Fame VF) Khohinoor • 2014 colt out of National Champion Ladys Dance (by Sundance Kid V) Khrown Royal KBN • 2013 colt out of Jasmine V (by Desperado V) Aur Kinda Party • 2013 H/A colt out of 9x National Champion Sheza Loded Lady (by LBA Lode Star) Khing of Diamonds • 2013 H/A colt out of I Dream of Diamonds (by ATA Bey Starr) Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA, by Fame VF Proudly owned by The Pitassi Family of West Linn, Oregon STANDING AT BECKER STABLES Grass Valley, California • 530.477.5588 • firstname.lastname@example.org Scottsdale Signature Stallion • AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire SCID & CA Clear Volume 45, No. 10 | Western 21
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(Versace x JDM Famarra, by Fame VF)
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2015 SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION RESERVE CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE FUTURITY
Photo by Christy
(Audacious PS x Sweet Silk V, by Desperado V) 525 Clear Creek Road | Dawson, Illinois 62520 | 217-801-0793 W W W . R A N D Y S U L L I V A N . C O M
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Owned by: Lynn Packer
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WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE IT ... BREED IT!
PA Lillith Sired by PossesionPGA
MULTI-CHAMPION WESTERN PLEASURE OPEN & AAOTR
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The Arabian Western Pleasure Horse:
Where Are We TodAy?
In our Arabian world, every division is evolving, and itâ€™s a beautiful thing. From the type of horses being bred, training techniques, viewpoints on the positives occurring, and adversely, ideas on the detrimental aspectsâ€”
people are speaking up and looking to make change. And there is no doubt that this change is good, healthy, and necessary. The following western pleasure interviews feature breeders, owners, trainers, and amateurs, who strive to be dynamic, raise questions, look for answers, and hope to see this industry and the western community continue to grow.
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BreTT And MArjie Becker
Farm name: Becker Stables Years involved with the Arabian breed: 79 total (between the two) Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? Brett: I went to elementary school just down the road from Lacey’s Arabian Center (formerly Roger’s Arabians) in Alamo, Calif. My first horse was purchased at one of their 4-H auctions for $150. He was a two year old purebred gelding. When I was eleven years old, I started working as a slave at Lacey’s, learning to train my horse. I went on to win a regional top five in English pleasure on that horse. Marjie: I grew up in Marin County, Calif. Some of my first riding lessons were taken at the age of eight on multiNational Champion Arabian Trail Horse Tu-Riff+/. As a young teen, the school bus would drop me off at Nicasio Valley Arabians and I would work in exchange for being able to ride. I was actually there when Bey Shah+ arrived as a yearling, and again later, when his first foals were getting started under saddle. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? A good western trainer has patience, persistence and a vision of what the end-product will be. The horse must be pretty, balanced and have cadence. It should also have a well-shaped neck and be strong off its hind end. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? A short back, pretty head, lowset hocks and good length and angle to the hip. The shape of the neck is more important than the length. It should come up out of the whither to enable the horse to step under itself and allow free movement of the shoulder. The neck should have some arch with good length of throat and pole. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. Khardinal Sin. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? Horses being rewarded for having a frame but no rate. Judges that mistake a faster gait for a true gait.
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More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? A larger-framed trainable animal with good substance and movement.
Farm name: RBC Show Horses Years involved with the Arabian breed: 35 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I came into this business in 1980, and at that time, Arabian breeders bred for a quality, versatile Arabian. There were no discipline specific breeding programs, so this led me to being a multidiscipline trainer. Breeders nowadays have become very specialized in breeding for a ‘type’ of Arabian (western, English, halter, reining etc.)
What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? A good western trainer is usually
spending a great deal of time working with other good western trainers. A good western horse needs to be physically qualified for the discipline of western pleasure; they also have to exemplify a “western state of thinking.”
When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? A great western
horse for me needs to be balanced, flexible, soft moving, and have a very pretty head and neck with a laid back attitude.
Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. I hope to show
PA Kid Khan in the bridle; it is on my bucket list.
What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? A rough moving horse.
More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? Western horses now are being bred for quality, strength and beauty, and are the best moving of any breed. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? In the western show ring, the Arabians are some of the most beautiful and quality horses I have seen by far.
Farm name: GRK Farms Years involved with the Arabian breed: 25 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I grew up in Washington state and I showed 4-H through high school. I would go to the Arabian shows and watch and learn everything I could, hoping that one day I would be there showing these magnificent horses myself. I came to Utah when I was 18 to attend Brigham Young University and, after graduating, I established my training program at GRK Farms. I am grateful to have a bachelor’s degree, but college taught me that I wanted to do what I love, which is to train Arabian horses.
What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I think timing makes a good western pleasure trainer. It is all about getting the horse to give their all while keeping the horse calm and relaxed. For a horse, I think a kind disposition is of utmost importance, and the horse has to have the ability to do the job that is being asked of them, and have a big heart to give their all. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? I like big, round, even
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feet; low set hocks and knees with strong bone, a balanced body with substance (which is the strength to do the job), and a neck with shape that can lift up out of the wither. I like to see rotation in the shoulders, knees, and hocks as they move. And of course, quality. In terms of strength, I think a horse has to have the breeding behind them to develop the muscle needed, but the training does complete the muscle development, as the horse becomes a finished western horse. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. I think Apalo would be an exciting horse to see showing in western pleasure. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? I think overall, western pleasure is on track. I would have to think hard to come up with a pet peeve. If anything, my pet peeve would be a horse not moving true. I think it is incredibly important to keep true gaits. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? bred? The look that is being bred for western pleasure is a powerful horse with substance. Some are taller, but that’s not necessary as long as the horse has the strength to do the job. They have square, easy movement. It’s so important to keep quality, and that, more than anything, completes the look. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? There are Arabian breeders that
are breeding specifically western horses, so our western pleasure horses today are bred to do their job, which makes it much easier on the trainers. Also, halter prospects are finding their way to the western pleasure ring, which is a great secondary market for halter breeders and their beautiful horses.
Farm name: LeFever Training Center Years involved with the Arabian breed: 10 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? Living in Hudson, Wisc., I am very lucky to have started my riding career at LeFever Training Center. The LeFevers have passed on their love for the Arabian horse not just to me, but many other kids and families. I am also very fortunate to have been a youth in Region 10; it is a very youth-focused region and has helped me to get more involved in the Arabian breed. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? A good western trainer must be patient and needs to realize that each horse has a different way of learning. A good western horse should have a good demeanor. It should have a desire to please and be happy doing its job. It is important that a western horse becomes comfortable with what it is being asked to do. Both a good western horse and trainer should be able to learn from their mistakes.
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When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? A horse’s quality structure can be classified by its quality of movement. I look for a fluid mover that is naturally well-driven from behind. I find these horses to have a better ease of movement in the front and more desirable carriage of the head and neck. With that, it is important the horse has a good mind so it can use these abilities to the best of their advantage. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? I would say, horses being held back from their natural movement. I’m seeing some of today’s western horses being trained to move more short-strided, looking more mechanical and choppy. I prefer a more natural, freer way of going. Now more than ever, the Arabian breed is breeding for better moving western horses. We have a breed of beautiful movers, so why not show it off ?
More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? The quality of western horse standards are greater now more than ever. In today’s Arabian western horse, we are looking for one that has a quieter mannerism and attitude. We are breeding for a horse that has a greater quality of movement and structure, while representing the Arabian look: arch in the neck, laid back shoulder, deep girth, short back, level croup, and lighter on the forehand. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I am seeing an overall great representation of the Arabian breed in terms of structure and quality of the horse. The improving quality of western horses and their training represents a great pride in the breed. As the involvement of youth with the Arabian horse is growing, I find it influencing the western division to continue to develop and grow.
Farm name: Rick Gault Training Years involved with the Arabian breed: 20 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I grew up and still live in Summerville, S.C. It impacted me greatly with the Arabian horse as Black Bottom Arabians was right around the corner. Owned by Billy and Janette Ridgill, Billy really got me and my mom into Arabians. My mom came from a Quarter Horse background, her grandfather owned a farm in Arkansas and bred and raised show horses and race horses. She wasn’t too eager to jump into Arabians, but as I started taking lessons on several purebreds and Half-Arabians, she came to see what we all see now which is their beauty and intelligence among other things. My parents bought me my first horse, a Half-Arabian, BB Markel, when I was nine and I have been hooked since. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? To me a good western trainer is not only talented, but patient. With anything that is worth it, having patience is the key. Rick is talented beyond belief, but I think his best attribute when it comes to being a horse trainer, especially for western is his patience. As far as the horses, I think talent again, and the willingness to work. The best western horses to me are the ones who try. If they are also superiorly talented, well that’s the best case scenario.
When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? I like to see a short back and a neck that isn’t out of proportion. Many people love a great long neck and it is beautiful, but in order for one to have this long neck, a longer back needs to go along with it to be functional. I like to see one with a great shaped neck that has some length, short back, round hindquarters, and good feet. I am a bit about the
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“pretty” too. Not to say that there aren’t some horses that have done great that weren’t the most beautiful just standing there, but I do enjoy my Arabians to look like Arabians. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. I can’t think of one that hasn’t shown, but I sure could list off some that have that I would love to have shown, including: Melody V, Anthem V, Megga Starr, Monticello V, Capt Jack Sparrow PGA, Zimmeron PGN, C A Hermoso, CBS Top Dog, Geta Lode of This, RGT Mozart … I could go on and on. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? Inconsistency in the judging. I know that may be appalling to some. While I realize and respect others opinions even if I don’t agree, I don’t understand how some pin this way and others pin so drastically different at the next show, or on the same panel if you’re at regionals and nationals. Aside from that, I would really like to see the futurity classes get back to what they are designed for and that’s about potential, not necessarily a finished product. I think when we
ask so much out of these babies, we could be hurting them for the long term. Now from time to time there’s a superstar that just takes to it, doesn’t go through awkward growth spurts, that just falls into it (I witnessed that with RGT Mozart from his start to his western futurity class at nationals; he was never pressured into it, he just has some very special things that allow(ed) him to look like a finished horse). However, that doesn’t happen often, sometimes never, and we as owners, breeders, and trainers, need to make sure the horses come first, not winning a title as a baby. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? The level of talent for sure. There are some incredibly talented people training right now; it’s fun to watch. Breeding … I think there are some people and farms cranking out some great horses and thank goodness they are doing so. As far as showing, the camaraderie seems really high. Participating in the Pro-Am last year really was life changing for me. The way the Arabian community steps up for their own is just inspiring. Best breed, best people, are in the Arabian horse industry (I may be slightly biased, but it’s how I feel).
Farm name: Garlands Ltd Years involved with the Arabian breed: 30+ Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I started learning to train from my father at an early age. He trained hunter jumpers when I was a kid so I showed hunter ponies. As I grew older, he began training Quarter Horses and opened a public training center to take in all breeds, including Arabians. I watched him train and learned from him as I helped him around the barn breaking horses out. I was able to ride multiple breeds this way and eventually began riding the Arabians we would get in training. It was from this that I came to train Arabian horses. Because of those first few I worked with, I was able to see what Arabians were capable of and the sort of personalities they had. I began looking into training Arabians full-time after just a few coming through my father’s barn. If it weren’t for my dad opening up his center to all breeds, I may very well not be part of this industry as it is today. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? The number one key to being a good western trainer is having patience. Training a good western horse is not a process that you want to rush. If you want to produce a quality western horse, you have to have a vision of the end result, a plan for how you are going to get there, and the ability to know when to take a step back and give your horse a break. I also think a good western trainer has to have an innate feel for the
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movement of the horse. A good western horse must be very willing to learn and patient just like the trainer. No matter how great the horse moves, if he doesn’t think properly, he won’t be able to achieve the end result. The mental aspect of a horse has just as much importance as the physical.
When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? When looking for a western prospect in today’s world, one of the number one qualities to look for is its appearance. A good western prospect can’t be too long in the back, it needs a good shape to his neck (a straight necked horse has difficulty bridling up), and he must be round through his body, in his shoulder, and over his hip so he can move properly. A horse that moves up under himself naturally is a plus. In today’s ring we like for the horses to be a little taller and stretchier.
like an open western horse. To get this drape, trainers are going around the ring constantly bumping and jerking on these young horses’ faces, even in front of the judges. It’s supposed to be about showing your horse when you go in that arena, not schooling your horse. Unfortunately, everyone is so worried about having these babies off the bosal and draped, that the horse never gets a break and the trainers are no longer showing the horse the way they should. Everyone has an opinion on this and this is just mine.
Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. Choosing just one is difficult. I was able to narrow it down to three. Looking around at Scottsdale this year, I saw a halter stallion, Apalo, that I think would be an outstanding western horse. I would also love to show Trussardi or the mare RH Triana. Those three horses all look to have great potential in the western ring.
More than ever, the Arabian is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? One of the first things I look for in a western horse is athleticism. As for the look being bred, it seems like you are seeing a bigger horse with more substantial body and structure. I think a lot of the western horses being bred today are a lot prettier, with more shapely necks, and are bigger bodied. As for the mentality of the horse, breeders and trainers want a horse that is easily trainable with a quiet disposition.
What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? There are a few things. I think the horses aren’t moving forward at all. They are intimidated, which makes them bad movers. It seems like AHA is working towards improving on that though. I hate to see all the metal schooling bosals used on the futurity and junior horses. And while I’m on the topic of futurity and junior horses, I don’t like to see all of these young horses going on a draped rein like an open horse. It’s okay if they’re light in the bosal and the rein is loose, but trying to get a drape in the rein is too much to ask. Those classes are for babies, they are mentally and physically young, and yet we are trying to make them go around
What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? Some of the positive things I see developing in the western division are the movement towards a western horse that moves well with less of that excessive drape in the reins and the addition of level based classes for the amateurs. I personally think we could do away with classes based on age groups and only do levels. I also like that we have added maturity classes to our shows. It allows amateurs to show a young horse in a more competitive arena and have the possibility to win some money. I know my amateurs enjoy the maturity classes and the possibilities it opens up for them.
Farm name: Rick Gault Training Years involved with the Arabian breed: 32 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I am from central Canada and worked at farms across western Canada with several different breeds of horses. I ended up working for a large Arabian farm. I then moved to the Seattle area where I became exclusively involved with Arabians. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? A good western trainer needs to be patient and have great timing. A good western horse needs to be athletic, balanced, and a good thinker. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? I look for strong hind quarters, substance, a nice neck that comes out nice from the shoulders with a good pole, great balance that comes from head to tail, and good movement.
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Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. Kharmel BR owned by the Anthony Marino family. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? A horse heavy on the front end. I like to see them moving from the hind end forward. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding,
what kind of look is being bred? Quality and attitude is a must. We breed for athleticism, substance, balanced movement and conformation, but all these things won’t work for a good western horse unless you have the quality and great attitude. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I think the western horses just keep getting better and better and the trainers do also. There are so many great western horses out there and the competition just keeps getting tougher.
Farm name: Dreym Bay Farm Years involved with the Arabian breed: 27 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I was born in Iowa. Both sides of the family were farmers so it’s in my blood. I’ve loved horses as long as I can remember and have worked hard to be able to have them. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I’ll start with the horse. A good western horse really tries for you and doesn’t get resentful when they get it wrong. They also have to want to go slow. You can’t make a horse go slow and have it be happy. A good trainer can see these characteristics and can bring them out in the horse and develop them. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? I like good feet and legs. They don’t have to be perfect, but need to stay sound. I like any horse to be built a little uphill, i.e. withers higher than croup. It makes it easier for the horse to get their hind end under them and to lift their shoulder. I like a neck that comes out higher in the chest with good length and shape and a defined throat latch. Of course, a pretty head doesn’t hurt. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. Sundance Kid V! He actually was shown very briefly, but I never got to see it. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? I don’t really have a pet peeve. I think the movement of the horses in the show ring is improving and I’m happy about that. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? Western horses need to have some substance to them. I like a nice body and a pretty
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neck topped off by a tight set of ears, big eyes and typey head. They need to be soft movers that look as if they are not being given any cues. Happy horses with quiet, happy tails. Wait, I rode in on that horse, Possesion PGA! What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? There is a real excitement about breeding western horses. Not just for pleasure classes, but for working classes as well. The criteria are really the same. Good conformation and good trainable minds. The pleasure horses might have to have a bit of pretty too. We have some excellent trainers out there that are not only doing right by the horses, but are also sharing their knowledge when asked; Rob Bick comes to mind. Always ready to offer advice when asked and making himself available at clinics. I’ve shown western pleasure for more than 25 years. The trends come and go, but a quality horse won back then and a quality horse wins today.
Farm name: Jade Creek Arabians Years involved with the Arabian breed: Since 1989 What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? A good western trainer has experience, commitment, and a willingness to adjust to each and every horse’s needs, and has a knowledge of the limitations of each horse and is able to take that horse to its maximum potential. A good western horse is an effortless mover, balanced, cadenced, willing, has correct conformation, and must be beautiful and expressive. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? When looking at a western prospect, I look for all of the above. Structure the horse must have: good legs and feet, long pasterns, short canon bones, a great natural tail carriage, and the ability to use the neck and shoulder to produce a comfortable look rather than being forced into a position that is not pleasing to look at. The best all have that ‘look at me’ attitude. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. The horse that I would have loved to see under saddle would be LD Pistal, one of the great halter champions that would have made a national champion western horse. My own, Jake Jamaal JCA++//, proved that national champion halter horses can also be national champion western horses. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? Horses that look like they are not moving forward and that have been forced to carry their tail between their legs. Arabians have a natural high tail set and I do not believe they should be penalized for that natural trait. Also the hand gallop has become a race to the finish; the horse should be able to maintain his frame in the hand gallop. More than ever, the Arabian is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what
kind of look is being bred? I can only speak for myself, but at Jade Creek we always breed with the performance horse in mind. With that in mind, I can tell you that we produce horses that will be competitive in the halter and performance arena. More importantly, we need to produce temperament, willingness and sound structure. The trait that I am most proud of in JCA horses is the ability to understand when the bright lights come on, it is show time! What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? They are difficult to state as it seems to change with each and every show, as to what a certain set of judges deem to be the proper way of showing. The one thing that does stick out is that I believe we are starting to see more pretty.
Farm name: Red Rose Arabians Years involved with the Arabian breed: 42 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? My love for horses started on my Aunts farm in Indiana when I was around five years old. Her son let me ride his pinto and I found my passion. Of course, I constantly begged my parents for a horse, but they couldn’t afford it back then. To satisfy my horse craving, I would use my babysitting money and rent horses at the local livery to go trail riding. When I started
working, I saved my money and in 1967 bought my first horse, a Saddlebred gelding and my second horse in 1970, a Quarter Horse gelding. Then, in 1973 I traded my Quarter Horse to Wayne Pavel of Shiloh Farms for a three year old Ferzon-bred stallion and that started my love affair with the Arabian breed. In the late 1970s I met Pearl Draves of Ivanhoe Arabians. She had a huge influence on my knowledge and appreciation of Arabians and we became Volume 45, No. 10 | Western 41
best of friends. I moved my horses to her farm and for the next 20 years, we showed our Arabians together. I now have my horses with Randy Sullivan and continue to show in the western division; a passion that has endured for 42 years. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I believe a western trainer is no different than any other trainer. They should have patience, consistency, be rewarding, and have the ability to judge an individual horse’s learning capacity. A good western horse is quiet, soft gated, willing, happy to do his job, and have the conformation to carry itself with ease. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? I like a western horse to have a short back, strong hip, good lay of shoulder, good legs and feet, soft free movement and, of course, it sure doesn’t hurt to have a pretty face. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? Horses that are behind the vertical or don’t preform their gates with soft free forward movement. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? Today’s western horses are absolutely more beautiful than ever. Their overall athletic
look is breathtaking to watch. I do feel there is room to improve on movement by allowing their shoulders to free up and to have an all over more relaxed look. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I felt the 2014 U.S. Nationals was the best nationals for the western performance division I have seen in a long time. Most horses where soft, more relaxed and moving forward. I hope this trend stays with us.
Farm name: Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Years involved with the Arabian breed: 15 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I have been riding since I was five. I grew up in Chicago with several hunter/ jumper farms. I was lucky to learn to ride in a barn filled with different breeds—Arabians, Morgans, Saddlebreds, Thoroughbreds and wonderful grade horses. I went to my first Arabian show in 2000. I found my dream horse and have bought Arabians ever since! What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? Randy Sullivan is how I describe a good western trainer, and a good western horse has to have balance, quality and an elegant way of moving. It should be effortless. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? The overall quality of the horses; the competition is remarkable and I love a challenge. Also, the push to buy better quality horses every day, and the overall optimism in our industry; it’s nice to see and be a part of.
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Farm name: Setting Sun Stables Years involved with the Arabian breed: Since 6 years old Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I was born and raised in the town our farm is in, Wakarusa, Ind., and my parents got me involved in Arabian horses. We first started with your average horse that we took on trail rides and a couple local shows every year. Soon, I got more involved and found that I really enjoyed it and had a great passion and love for it. So, my parents bought me my first show horse when I was eight years old. One thing led to another and I got involved with a 4-H club here for 10 years. From there, I kept showing after I graduated from high school. I ran my own business for a few years, but I realized that if I really wanted to be serious and be a part of this industry, I needed to learn more. This meant going off to work for somebody, so I worked for Jody Strand. I really enjoyed my time there—around 2 years—and came back home to Wakarusa and started doing my own deal. And that’s where we are today. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I think it applies to a lot of disciplines, but we have to be good listeners with our horses and with our customers. I think we have to be part psychologists, too. I wish I would have went to school for psychology! I think it would be very useful as a trainer. How I can be with one customer—aggressive and get after them a little bit—is not necessarily the best route for someone else. So, you have to listen to your customers, see what makes them tick, find their strengths, and work from that angle. And above all, it takes a lot of time and patience to create a horse that does their job so effortlessly, and as a rider, make it look like you’re doing nothing in the saddle. That’s a challenge and that’s what makes a good western trainer. Then passing that along to the amateur rider … that’s the real trick. If you can get your barn going and have the amateurs be successful in the show ring, that’s where you’re going to survive. There are only so many open classes at a horse show, and as a trainer, you can only ride so many horses; but the amateurs are what really support this industry, and that’s the fact of the matter. As for a good western horse, I think it’s their brain and whether or not they have guts. I’ve ridden some really pretty horses, some horses that would appear to be made for the western division, but they don’t all have the guts to make them great. They may be built to do it, but they just don’t really care to do it. Today, along with the guts, you also have to have the beauty. You want the head, the neck, a laid back shoulder, short cannon bones, correct feet, not too flat of a back, the croup should slope off a little bit, hocks low to the ground, and conformation-wise, that’s what truly makes a great western horse. We are getting closer to achieving all these traits because we’re breeding more specifically for that. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. I would have to say LD Pistal.
What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? The idea of calling for an excessive amount of walking in the western division. We walk enough in our western classes and really, teaching the horses to walk is one of the hardest things. Last year at nationals in the open western, it seemed like we walked for a good ¾ the way around the arena, just waiting for a horse to twitch an ear or do something. A lot of people were talking about it and in the end, sometimes it just seems that we’re trying to beat our best horses. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? We’re bred? We’re breeding to make great western horses. In the earlier days when I was a youth rider, my horse did everything. It could do costume, western, and it could wear a double bridle and do English; but today, that just doesn’t work. Our focus has switched to thinking about one kind of horse, and today we’re seeing more of an exotic look in the face and neck, in particular. But more impressive than that is the movement on the horses being bred today. They’re being allowed to take a true step and I like the direction we’re heading. I think our horses are great and the trainers have great horsemanship skills, so it will be interesting to see where we are in another five years. I think we’re in a pretty good spot right now, but I also think that we have to keep breeding. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? The number of people competing in the western division. The western classes at Scottsdale this year were huge and the quality of the horses just keeps getting better every year! Volume 45, No. 10 | Western 43
Farm name: Trotwood Farm, LLC Years involved with the Arabian breed: 21 Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I took riding lessons at a local stable which just so happened to be an Arabian training facility. As a little girl, I was crazy about horses. With fate bringing me to an Arabian farm, it was easy to fall head over heals with the Arabian horse. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? For the trainer: patience. For the horse: A naturally soft body and mouth, with a quiet, kind and trainable attitude. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? A true mover with a well balanced body and long scoped neck. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. The amazingly beautiful grey Russian stallion named Flamenco. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? Banging on the mouth. More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? Horses with soft, true gaits; quiet, trainable dispositions; extreme quality; strong, balanced bodies and slightly low set, shapely necks.
What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? Today, I notice more true styled western horses being pinned in the show arena. High quality individuals that are better, truer movers, possess softer carriage and have excellent body substance and structure. Horses that look soft and natural with less emphasis on the horse being “hooked-up” and more emphasis on the overall picture and horse’s pureness of gait.
Farm name: RBC Show Horses Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I came from Western Canada and I realized at a young age that you have to travel everywhere to find education and knowledge from all great horsemen. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I feel that dedication, thoroughness, quality of stock and experience are some of the broad qualities a good western trainer possesses.
The traits I like to see in a good western horse are quality (which used to be listed first in the junior western horse class specs), balance, conformation and substance. If one was to possess all these with a large dash of western attitude and trainability, I believe the horse would end up being as close to the ‘perfect’ western horse we could wish for.
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When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? For me, quality, which encompasses many fine and important components. I like to look for balance in head and neck, body and hip. Length of leg, good feet and pretty tail carriage. Quality of motion is also very important to me. Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. Versace … his beauty was so breathtaking.
as well as extremely functional. They have round necks that are set on high. They are of good size height, around 15 hands or better, with large strong bodies. I believe most great ones are soft moving with a slow rhythm. Trainability and a natural western attitude is becoming more and more easy to find.
What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I believe that the Arabian trainer community as a whole is definitely more aware of presenting horses that are naturals and not so man made.
What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? I think overall, every trainer competing at a national level is bringing out the best in their horses in a viewer friendly manner.
In the breeders community, I see more having very defined goals of what they would like to produce. They are conscious of what their offspring are like to live and work with on a day to day basis. Sound structure and sound minds.
More than ever, the Arabian breed is turning toward breeding for specific divisions. In western horse breeding, what kind of look is being bred? The western specific breeding includes horses that are visually beautiful
I see the showing community as passionate about their horses. Verygoal orientated and very willing to do what is best for the horse.
Farm name: Strand’s Arabians Years involved with the Arabian breed: Born into the industry What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I think it takes somebody with a lot of patience; timing is always a good thing, and the ability to feel true gaits. A lot of our western horses can be mixedgaited, so being able to feel correct gaits—a true jog, a true lope—is huge. Another is the ability to determine whether a horse is suited to be a western horse, and if they’re not, allowing them to move on to a job that’s easier for them. Some people think you can make a western horse, but that’s not the case. You can teach a horse to be a western horse if they have all the components, but the horse ultimately chooses. As for the horse, a good western horse has to have substance, quality, and structure. It has to be a strong horse—good legs, hocks preferably low to the ground, a short back—just built for the task. This structure is important because they really have to be able to carry themselves in the show ring. They have to rely on their hindquarters for strength and balance as we have so little contact in the bridle. One of the most important components that a lot of people don’t talk about is heart. A horse has to have heart and try to be a western horse. I’ve had really good horses with a few imperfections in their conformation, but they had a big enough heart and so much try that they were able to overcome it.
When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? Structurally, a very strong horse. Preferably, a quiet disposition. Nice shoulder, short back, correct legs, hocks low to the ground, tight and strong through the hocks and stifles, and beauty and quality are a must.
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Name one horse that was never shown in the western division that you would love to have the opportunity to train and show in western pleasure. I always thought that Pyro Thyme would be a really cool western horse. Every time I saw him, I just thought that he looked like a really good structured horse. But the number one that I was always really curious about was LD Pistal. He’s a big, handsome horse by Magnum Psyche and I’ve ridden a few of his get that have been very good. On a personal level, he is out of Halana, who is a Hal Gibby daughter and that’s the stallion my family had when I was a kid. What is your biggest pet peeve you see in the western division today? A huge drape with a really poor moving
horse. I would much rather see the gaits be true and have light contact than a huge drape with really bad gaits. To me, this is a problem in prioritizing things—at some point, the drape became more important than the gait. Let’s get quality movement first, and then as much drape as you can get. I judge that way, too. I never pick a big drape when the gaits are poor. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I think we are improving in the quality of movement and the overall quality of our western horses. The gap between beauty and structure is getting smaller and we’re seeing horses that are both better movers and have incredible quality.
Farm name: Randy Sullivan’s Training Center Where did you come from? How has that impacted your involvement with the Arabian horse? I started riding at a young age with my father, and I mostly rode Quarter Horses. I became involved with training my first Arabian in 1975, and I have enjoyed the challenge of training Arabians ever since. What makes a good western trainer? A good western horse? I feel patience and consistency is a necessity in being a great western trainer. A western horse should consist of a “want to” attitude, as well as a balanced individual, with extreme quality. When looking at a western prospect, what are you looking for in the horse’s structure? Starting with correct legs and feet, I look for a laid back shoulder, a short strong back, and roundness through the croup. I also want to see a pleasing attitude and extreme quality; a soft moving individual that covers the ground with ease. What are some of the positives you’re seeing today in the western division? I think it’s exciting to see and hear that most trainers are full and have quality horses. It makes showing more competitive and keeps all of us pushing to be at the top of our game at all times. With competition being as deep as it is, clients are making better decisions on how to breed a western horse and what to look for when buying a great western horse. n
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Palmetto Palmetto Arabians Arabians And And The The Sundance Sundance Kid V Kid Phenomenon V Phenomenon by ANNE STRATTON It was one of the most memorable scenes at the 2014 U.S. Nationals: the victory pass in the western pleasure championship, when the black stallions Zefyr and Onyx A, champion and reserve champion, jogged out of the ring together—in harmony, at ease and moving fluidly, like charcoal shadows of each other. Or more accurately, like shadows of their sire, the remarkable Sundance Kid V. Not all of the sons and daughters of Sundance Kid V are movie star black, and not all go one-two for a major trophy at the national level— but a high percentage of them, regardless of color, are very successful at what they do. At last year’s U.S. Nationals, the stallion practically wrote the book in western competition alone, siring not only Zefyr and Onyx A, but two others in the top ten, which translates to nearly half of the class. Then there was the U.S. National Champion in Hunter Pleasure, and the champions in Hunter Pleasure Select, the Western Pleasure Maturity and English Trail AAOTR. Not to mention, a long list of top tens. By the time the awards were tabulated and leading sires at the 2014 U.S. and Canadian Nationals were ranked by Arabian Horse Times, Sundance Kid V had scored in three significant categories for performance sires. For purebreds, he was reserve by number of points and third in number of winners; in both purebreds and Half-Arabians, he was third in number of winners; and for Half-Arabians, he was sixth in number of winners. “Is he going to start a dynasty here?” inquired one observer. “Do you think he could become the next ‘dominant sire’?” Trainer Rob Bick, who knows the stallion well and has trained his get, replied bluntly, “He already is in western pleasure.” Frank and Sara Chisholm, of Palmetto Arabians in Timmonsville, S.C., own Sundance Kid V. “He had a good show in 2013, but in 2014, he knocked it out of the park,” Frank says, still a little stunned at the statistics. “We were hoping and we thought he might have a good one, but we didn’t know he would be this great.”
The Stallion With So Much To Offer
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Champion and Reserve Honors for Sundance Kid V sons, Zefyr and Onyx A, in the 2014 U.S. National Western Pleasure Championships. Two additional Top Ten honors went to Maleah Maria and Sunstormm, leaving Sundance the proud sire of almost half of the Top Ten.
few of his daughters, so by the time they purchased him in 2003, they knew what they wanted and why.
“The other thing about him is that the percentage of show horses he puts on the ground is amazing,” adds Bick, who has advised clients to breed to Sundance Kid V. “It’s not like, say, he puts 10 One reason that Sundance Kid V is so easy to like is that his or 12 on the ground and four or five are show-able. The whole contributions as a sire are reliable and clearly discernible: he bestows group is show-able. We rarely get one that isn’t a show horse, and size and good looks (usually enough beauty and type to it’s the same thing with see his offspring through halter ribbons at many stages of the outside people “In today’s culture of training, competition), and he is known for siring a graceful, curvy who breed to him; the horses that really step forward are the ones that train neck that Bick says makes performance easy for his get. they all get show horses. the best and are physically able.” “That makes a trainer’s job easy,” he grins. “Sometimes the It’s just a consistent ~ Ted Carson more physically talented a horse is, the smarter it seems.” quality about him. I’ve never sent anyone Bick, who has long served as a source of counsel for Frank to breed to that horse Chisholm on pedigrees, trains and sells many of Palmetto’s Sundance that was disappointed in what they got.” Kid V offspring. “They’re sweet horses and easy going,” he reports. “They don’t want to be macho; you don’t have to fight with them. You Bill Buglass, who with his wife, Tracy, owns Windy Gap Arabians show them what you want and they’re very willing.” in Deerfield, Wis., would agree. “Our belief is that the Arabian horse needs to be beautiful—needs to look like an Arabian—and Notably, even with the beauty, conformation and talent that are cited be athletic,” he says. “When we got started breeding, that’s what by nearly everyone who has Sundance Kid V horses, it is that signature we saw in Sundance Kid V.” attitude they talk about most. “In today’s culture And that is what Sundance Kid delivered for them. “the percentage of show horses he puts on of training, the horses that “I think every baby we’ve had by him has gone the ground is amazing. It’s not like, say, really step forward are on to be top ten or better at U.S. Nationals and he puts 10 or 12 on the ground and four or five are show-able. the ones that train the best other places, as either a hunt horse or a western and are physically able,” horse,” Buglass reports. WGA Rose Dancer, 2014 The whole group is show-able.” ~ Rob Bick says Ted Carson, who has Canadian National Champion in Hunter Pleasure observed the stallion since Junior Horse and U.S. National Reserve Champion he arrived in the Carolinas 12 years ago, and has shown some of his in the Hunter Pleasure Maturity the year before, and Coldplay Kid, get. “I think that what a lot of trainers like about the Sundance Kid who won two U.S. National Reserve Championships and a host of horses is that they are mentally and physically very trainable horses.” top tens, come to mind readily—and recently, WGA Very Sunny, On the basis of his own experience, Carson breeds mares to the stallion. U.S. National Top Ten in the 2014 Western Pleasure Futurity. There have been others as well, including their first Sundance foal, a mare Josh Quintus, who trains the Sundance Kid V sons Onyx A and Diesel they retained as a broodmare. She consistently produces youngsters Smoke CBA, endorses their sire as well. “I do like these horses,” that sell well and go on to successful show careers. he says. “They’re very gifted off their feet, and they’re ones who can concentrate a long time. People don’t realize how they have to “We’ve been very fortunate,” Buglass says. “Frank and Sara and concentrate to hold the frame and pay attention to what’s going on, Melissa are a pleasure to deal with, and we happen to think alike in particularly the studs.” what we like in horses.”
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“I’m very proud of Frank and Sara for being such thoughtful, conscientious breeders of really good Arabian horses. I could see that they were not always breeding to sell the first generation, and that is an indication that they are breeders—they have a major interest in long term goals, rather than just marketing. I think without a doubt you can consider Frank and Sara Chisholm wise breeders and an asset to the Arabian breed.” ~ Sheila Varian
What Works—The Heritage
Sundance Kid V did not rise to prominence on his own. What is being seen today is a combination of two factors: the depth and quality of his pedigree, which was designed by Sheila Varian and resulted in an individual with all the attributes to breed on, and the careful career guidance of Frank and Sara Chisholm. The pedigree comes first. In his sire line, Sundance Kid V traces to Varian’s first great stallion Bay-Abi, and in his tail female to one of the program’s foundation mares, *Bachantka. In between are some of Varian’s most legendary names: Bay El Bey, Huckleberry Bey, Desperado V, Baychatka, Moska, Spinning Song, and Sweet Inspiration V, among others—all proven contributors. There is almost no one in the framework of bloodlines that has not produced at the highest level, usually time after time, and the introduction of Ali Jamaal as a broodmare sire adds a dash of the exotic. “Rob has pounded into us over the years that there are certain lines that are pretty predictable,” Frank Chisholm chuckles when explaining their attraction to the pedigree. “There are certain lines, certain ways to breed that give you athletic, good minded horses.” So, why would Varian sell a young sire with all that potential? Because, as Frank argued when he made an offer, Sundance Kid V so thoroughly represented her lines, wasn’t she limited in who she could breed him to among her mares? Sheila, who did not really want to part with the black stallion, could see the reasoning. And, she would add, the Chisholms themselves factored into her decision as well. Over the years that they had purchased horses from her, she had come to know them and seen them grow as breeders; she was comfortable with what they wanted to do, and felt she could trust them with Sundance Kid V. He came to Palmetto in 2003 and has been building his reputation ever since. Rob Bick notes that the stallion, in the tradition of the sires in his line, has used all the qualities he inherited but defined them his own way. “Sundance is unique,” he says, “and he stamps the babies we get with his own look.”
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He tries to explain the evolution of individuality in the line. “Sundance Kid’s grandsire, Huckleberry Bey, was a great horse and in his time had one of the higher-set necks we saw in the breed,” he says. “He was a saddle seat style horse, and he went on to sire that through Afire Bey V in the English division. This horse is a little different. The Huck influence, as you see it in Desperado V, puts on more of a western style body (and so do some of the Polish horses, like Dar, that you see in his pedigree). So, even though he’s just turned out every day, not worked, Sundance has muscles in his rear
“Our belief is that the Arabian horse needs to be beautiful—needs to look like an Arabian—and be athletic. When we got started breeding, that’s what we saw in Sundance Kid V.” ~ Bill Buglass
end that look like a Quarter Horse that has been working every day. That’s just how he’s built.” Bick finally just shrugs to express his appreciation for the stallion. “Caralyn and I are extremely grateful to Frank and Sara for sending us these nice horses,” he smiles. “They’re a great boost to the program at RBC.”
What Works—The Breeders
Frank and Sara Chisholm bring a unique combination of experience to the Palmetto program. Sara grew up with more hands-on horse experience; as a kid, she was an avid barrel racer in other breeds. Later, when she and Frank decided to get riding horses as a hobby, it was she who gravitated to Arabians. Her Half-Arabian, “Charlie,” was the magnet which drew Frank in. Frank, on the other hand, led the way into breeding. He grew up wanting to be a breeder. In the beginning, however, horses were not in the cards for him; through his childhood and teenage years, tropical fish and racing pigeons fit his budget better, but he learned early on the principles that govern selective mating. By the time he became a success in racing pigeons, he had learned not only how to breed winning birds from other people’s castoffs, but also how to socialize and train them to augment their performance enough to win prizes. When they established Palmetto, Frank and Sara say, they might have ridden a lot, but they had quite a bit to learn about breeding. From day one, they set out to get educated; they made their mistakes, Frank nods, but after a while, they saw progress. The
truth—and one of the keys to their success, friends say—is that they never forgot that they didn’t know everything. In the 16 years they have had Palmetto, they have never stopped learning and trying to improve, and the strong program they have today has been the reward. One of the techniques Frank Chisholm mastered in his fish and pigeon breeding was to form relationships with people whose background and knowledge was clear. In addition to Varian, one of their most helpful mentors has been Rob Bick, who, he says, “can look at every horse in a pedigree and tell you everything they did and what they were like.” Add that to their own studies, and the Chisholms navigated the initial learning curve quickly.
Sheila Varian goes straight to the heart of the matter. “As Frank and Sara and I became friends, I could see that they were breeding some fine horses,” she says. “They are probably the sharpest couple I’ve ever had anything to do with when it comes to learning about breeding horses. They’re astute—real students. They don’t ask a thousand questions; they do their homework, and sometimes they are more quiet than verbal. But I always know they’re listening and learning, and I find them fun to talk to about breeding.
“Sundance Kid V was one of their first major purchases,” notes Ted Carson, “and yet they’ve been able to breed in the same sense of leadership as what Sheila has been doing for so many years. They’re very quick learners, they pay attention to people who know about horses, and they take note of what they see—and that’s not easy to do, no matter what you spend or what horse you buy. To have that much success so quickly is a lot of credit to them.”
“I’m very proud of Frank and Sara for being such thoughtful, conscientious breeders of really good Arabian horses,” she continues. “I could see that they were not always breeding to sell the first generation, and that is an indication that they are
Pictured Top to Bottom: Multi-National Champion Zefyr++/, owned by Equidont Arabians 2014 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Open Multi-National Champion Ladys Dance+/, owned by Becker Stables 2014 U.S. National Champion Hunter Pleasure Open PA Monaco Kid, owned by Lee Cary 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Country Pleasure AAOTR Maturity Multi-National Champion Onyx A, owned by Avonlea Arabians 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Western Pleasure Open Multi-National Champion Agracie Girl V++++//, owned by Rancho Soñado 2014 U.S. National Champion English Trail AAOTR Volume 45, No. 10 | Western 53
me, as Always A Jullyen V did; when we saw Always A Jullyen at Scottsdale, Andy Sellman was showing him in the yearling class, and right away, he was the one we wanted to see when we went to Sheila’s the next summer. Now, Kid Khan hits me that way too. He comes out and you say, ‘oh, my God.’ He’s 16.1 hands and he’s a magnificent, striking animal. We have only two foal crops, three or four babies in each one, but he’s done an excellent job so far and we have high hopes for him as a replacement for Sundance.
Sundance Kid V pictured at 20 years young with Frank and Sara Chisholm and Palmetto Arabians’ breeding manager Melissa Bradshaw.
breeders—they have a major interest in long term goals, rather than just marketing. I think without a doubt you can consider Frank and Sara Chisholm wise breeders and an asset to the Arabian breed.”
What Works—Palmetto, The Breeding Program
Both Frank and Sara rode western in their youth, so it was natural that the focus at Palmetto became western and hunter. But some of the reason also was simple practicality. “We felt like we don’t have a huge gene pool in the Arabian breed right now,” Frank says, and adds that when they got in, Afire Bey V was already writing the story in the English divisions. “There seemed to be more possibilities in western and hunter, and they were natural for an Arabian to do. It looked like we would have more flexibility to try different things.” Although their concentration is on performance, they do not neglect type. It is an inherent part of the equation for success, and they enjoy seeing some of their foals compete in halter. “It is something we play with when they’re young, and then their job is to get under saddle and do something,” Frank explains. “They can win at the regional level and some of the futurities. We love halter, but we’re not trying to play in the big leagues there. We’re trying to breed a beautiful, athletic horse, but not the exotic look it takes in halter now.” The Palmetto stallion roster includes not only Sundance Kid V, but also, for outcross, Always A Jullyen V, by Jullyen El Jamaal, and SF Sir Real, a son of Sir Fames HBV, from a Versace daughter. Six-year-old PA Kid Khan, out of a Khadraj NA mare, is the heir apparent to Sundance Kid V; he offers what has been called a slightly more modern twist on his sire, while still retaining his quality. And the new kid on the block is another Sundance Kid V colt, PA Phoenix Kid, who at age 2 will be bred lightly this year to evaluate his potential. “It’s not all pedigree,” Frank explains of how they selected the stallions. “It’s how the horse ‘hits’ you too. Sundance did that to 54 Western | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
“When we were looking at Sir Real, we were looking for a pedigree that had the ability to produce beautiful saddle horses in every cross in its pedigree,” he continues. “He was the best fit we found. It’s the same with Always A Jullyen; he came out of Amazing Grace V, who produced Stan White’s stallion, Amazing Fame V, that won a couple of national championships. And Jullyen El Jamaal has done an excellent job in the western class.” On an annual basis, the most important decisions in the program now are which mares to cross with which stallions, a project which inhales afternoons of discussion between Frank, Sara and Palmetto Breeding Manager Melissa Bradshaw. Bradshaw, a graduate of North Carolina State in Equine Science who has studied at Colorado State and Ohio State, provides a valuable third perspective in the process. “All three of us name the foals, too,” Frank says of the teamwork. “But mostly that’s Sara and Melissa, although I have veto power.” He pauses for a moment, grins, and revises the comment. “Well, I can veto Melissa’s choices, but probably not Sara’s. I live with her!” There is no quick gratification in breeding. It’s looking at what you think will work in how the horses are going to cross, and having the patience and resolve to see it through.
~ Frank Chisholm
The Breeder’s Focus—The Future
It is not lost on Frank and Sara Chisholm that with Sundance Kid V turning 20 this year, identifying an heir is no longer a theoretical goal for the future. It has been on their radar for the past few years, but following the stallion who put Palmetto on the map is no easy task. By November, after U.S. Nationals 2014, Sundance Kid V had become so respected in western and hunter circles that there were no 3-year-old prospects left at the farm to show buyers. “The scary thing—and the exciting thing—for me is what we do to go forward,” Frank says, and he marvels. “Looking back, it seems like Sundance was pretty easy for us.” Still, he can’t keep the excitement out of his voice (a feat in itself, as Frank Chisholm is, on the whole, laid back and quiet-spoken) when he considers the next few years of testing PA Kid Khan and PA Phoenix Kid. Kid Khan was fourth in the U.S. National Western Pleasure Junior Horse class last year, and at 6, has two foal crops on the ground. And Phoenix, a grandson of Marwan Al
Shaqab through his dam, also appears to have potential; already experimentation in crossing Marwan mares to both Sundance and Kid Khan has yielded promising results. “The babies are so young they’re not under saddle yet,” Frank cautions, “but we’ll see. “There is no quick gratification in breeding,” he reflects, sounding every inch the breeder Varian and others believe he and Sara are. “It’s looking at what you think will work in how the horses are going to cross, and having the patience and resolve to see it through. It’s not like in halter; you don’t have a baby that when it hits the ground you know will be a national champion. In western pleasure, you don’t find that out for four or five years.” So, what is on the horizon in the immediate future? Rob Bick is high on PA Kid Khan, his partner in junior western pleasure last year. “He probably has spent more time breeding in the last two years than he has training,” Bick says, “and yet, he’s simple to train. We’d breed him, throw him right on the trailer to go to the show next to other horses, stable him next to a horse he’s never seen in his life, and have no trouble. He just warms up, goes to the ring and shows. He has the perfect attitude—you couldn’t ask for a better-minded horse than he is, and he’s beautiful. That’s the kind of horse you get from Sundance Kid V.”
“But breeding is something you never sit still with. It is always ‘what’s the next step?’ We’ve had a lot of discussions with Rob and Sheila about that, and we’ve picked what we’re going to try for our next steps. The question is, ‘can they be close to as effective as Sundance has been?’ That’s the big question going forward. And that’s actually what makes it fun.” ~ Frank Chisholm
Ted Carson is equally approving of PA Phoenix Kid. “He is one of the nicest Sundance Kid horses ever born,” he says. “What I love about him is that his quality is good enough for the halter or performance arena, and construction wise, he just fits the bill. He is such a soft creature, besides having the quality. I think he has a lot of future. “I think what you’ll see is the next generation of stallions come through for the hunter and western divisions, and it’s going to be Sundance sons,” he continues. “You can kind of see it happening already.” And Frank and Sara Chisholm? “We know Sundance is a proven entity, and Always A Jullyen V has done really well in the hunter classes,” Frank says. “But breeding is something you never sit still with. It is always ‘what’s the next step?’ We’ve had a lot of discussions with Rob and Sheila about that, and we’ve picked what we’re going to try for our next steps. The question is, ‘can they be close to as effective as Sundance has been?’ That’s the big question going forward. And that’s actually what makes it fun.” n
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PA Kid Khan By Sundance Kid V Out of Kharrea PGA
SF Sir Real By Sir Fames HBV Out of Veronica GA
Sundance Kid V By Desperado V Out of Sweet Shalimar V
PA Phoenix Kid By Sundance Kid V Out of Pamila
Always A Jullyen V By Jullyen El Jamaal Out of Amazing Grace V
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Sharem El Sheikh
Eternety Lovins Khrush SSA
Tomboy Khadraj NA Lovin Spoonful VF
El Shaklan Samanna *Hal Gazal Hal-Kirsten *Ponomarev Khatreena NA Fame VF+ ET Gamaara
EA+/ Padrons Psyche
Truly Fame Miss
A Fancy Miracle Fame VF H H Krista
Padron Kilika Sasaki Medina Azahara Bey Shah Raffoleta-Rose Garis Shamus Sahib
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Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sires Scottsdale Signature Stallions | SCID & CA Clear Standing at: Hope Reigns Arabians LLC, Franktown, Colorado
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Bel Aire V
A chAmpion in his own right, Bel Aire V is siring
regionAl And nAtionAl chAmpions in hAlter And performAnce.
50 registered foAls, An AmAzing 25%
of his progeny Are chAmpions.
(Baske Afire x Balquelotta V) Breeders Sweepstakes, Region 12 Spotlight and AEPA Enrolled Sire CA and SCID Clear â€˘ $1,000 LGF
FS Paparattzi (Bel Aire V x Patience V) South African National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse and Senior Horse
Owned by: David C. Matlack, DVM
Watch for Bel Aire V at the Buckeye, Region 13 and Region 14 Championships in Country English Pleasure and Stallion Halter.
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A Historical Event:
The 1976 Nichols Sale by Jeff Wallace
Candice Bergen, Mike Nichols, and *Elkana++ with new owner, Aude Espourteille.
n every industry, there are moments that are later recognized as catalysts for permanent change. In 1976, the Arabian horse market experienced such a turning point when Mike Nichols held his first production sale at his 60-acre farm in Bridgewater, Conn. While auction sales were not uncommon in
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those years, it was the added showmanship that Nichols brought to the staging of his sale that set a new standard for horse auctions of any breed. Mike Nichols used the same skills that propelled him to legendary status as an entertainer and director of stage and screen to transform the mindsets of the Arabian horse community.
The 1976 Nichols sale
Lot 1: *Elkana, 1972 U.S. National Champion mare bred by Michalów Stud.
When U.S. National Champion Mare *Elkana++ (Aquinor x Estebna) appeared on the auction stage, an alabaster image of perfection emerging from a billowing cloud of fog, her hooves kicking up red, glitter-infused shavings, and the spotlights illuminating her as the orchestra serenaded her with a “girl-themed” medley … the elite audience responded with an enthusiasm that saw her sold for $185,000. When the sawdust settled at the end of the day, nearly one million dollars had been paid for the 30 lots. From that day forward, other breeders and marketers have emulated the spectacle of the Nichols auction. An additional element that Nichols brought to the Arabian world was the presence of celebrities. His friendships with notables in the entertainment industry, political arenas, and artistic and cultural communities resulted in auction attendees such as Jacqueline Onassis, Warren Beatty, Art Garfunkel, and Candice Bergen, who was present on stage as *Elkana++ was awarded her Legion of Merit.
Iconic moments like that one remain ingrained in our collective psyche. Who can forget the image of then24-year-old Aude Espourteille ecstatically accepting *Elkana’s++ lead after the presentation? She had paid a world-record price for the mare she intended to be the foundation of her Deor Farms breeding program. Aude believed that *Elkana++ would be the taproot for the creation of a dynasty of her own, and that vision has, indeed, come to pass. Her sons and daughters have produced many U.S. National Champions in both performance and halter. Prior to the auction, Mike Nichols had made a name for himself as a true horseman by selecting, importing from Poland, and showing to National Championships, both *Elkana++ and *Elkin++ (Aquinor x Ellenai). In addition, there were many other superlative individuals that were likewise included on the Nichols roster. His ability to seamlessly blend his expertise across diverse industries was a win-win situation for everyone involved. The Nichols Sale set new standards for excellence both as a spectacle, and as a road-map to the glamour sales of the 1980s. ■ Volume 45, No. 10 | 175
The Renaissance and Jacque Thompson.
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WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD Jacque Thompson S M O K Y M O U N TA I N PA R K A R A B I A N S L E N O I R C I T Y, T E N N E S S E E , U . S . A . with Jeff Wallace
Do you consider horses to be part of your intimate family? When I was introduced to the Arabian horse, I was told that this is an ancient breed, a war-horse that was taken into the bosom of the Bedouin family. And so, since we are raising, training and showing horses selected for thousands of years by their masters to be loyal war horses, I try to encourage the Bedouin standard here at Smoky Mountain Park Arabians. To do otherwise would be to encourage a policy at odds with the Arabian horse’s nature. So, for the staff and myself, the horses are part of our family and more significantly, we are theirs. I find that Arabians are a very people friendly breed when treated with respect. What are the three most important qualities you look for in a trainer? First, I look for a trainer that is reliable and a hard worker with excellent experience and skills. Second, I look for honesty, good character and leadership, because they must be able to gain the trust of both horses and humans when leading them to success. The third quality I look for is a balanced mix of confidence and humility—they need the confidence to ride, train and lead, as well as humility so that they may both learn and teach new things. Personally, I need a trainer who is generally kind natured because I am with them at the farm nearly every day. Right now I’m lucky enough to have two wonderful trainers at Smoky Mountain Park Arabians who exhibit all of those characteristics. Cortney Schafer Downey, formerly an assistant for Rob Bick and later for Joel Kiesner, recently joined our staff as co-trainer/ manager along with David Mikosz, our mentor and friend. The talented Quinton and Danielle Des Fountain were kind enough to pitch in and help me last year and I am forever grateful to them. I am thrilled to be ushering in a new era at SMP and with my current team in place, I feel the sky is the limit.
Bask and Afire Bey V have been inf luential in your breeding program. Please explain what you love about them. I wanted to breed national quality saddle seat Arabian show horses, so before I chose my show and breeding stock, I did a study of which sires had produced the most national winners in the Arabian English pleasure, park and country divisions and quickly realized Bask and Afire Bey V were constantly coming up in those pedigrees. What I like about the Bask and Afire Bey V offspring is that they have the type of structure that is conducive to English horses. Those horses tend to like to bend their knees and have elegant, useful, upright necks with f lexible polls so necessary for English. What three characteristics that make the perfect saddle seat horse for you. In addition to the characteristics I just mentioned, I would add the following things: well-laid back shoulders, short strong backs and loins, and strong hindquarters with good hocks. I also think an Arabian English horse should be pretty and possess the hallmarks of the breed such as tail carriage, as well as the facial features that set our breed apart. I am told you are a very hands-on owner. What are your favorite parts of owning Arabian horses? Living on a farm, any farm, but especially an Arabian horse farm is the greatest. I am a very hands-on owner because I can’t keep my hands off things I love, and I love the Arabian horse. I think about them when I rise in the morning, I think about them throughout the day, and I think about them when I go to bed at night. I love my life, and what I love about owning a horse farm is really everything! I love hearing the horses whinny, I love to ride, I love the smell of the barn, and I love working with people; especially those that love horses. Volume 45, No. 10 | 177
A favorite part of my day revolves around Baskghazi, aka Boss. I like to bring him an apple or carrot when other horses are not included. The ritual is sort of a symbol to him and the other horses that all is well and that one stallion reigns supreme on the farm. It is interesting how patient he and the other horses have become about the whole thing. To keep it special, Boss’s extra treat comes at different times of day. I do that to keep the surprise factor present as part of the pleasure he gets from his special treatment. But once in a while when one day stretches into two, Baskghazi
Both Baskghazi and The Renaissance have been very successful in the show ring, please tell me a little about each one and what you love about them. Both stallions are accomplished in the English pleasure division and they are throwing outstanding saddle seat offspring. We are grateful that the earliest Baskghazi foals are just now old enough to go in the show ring under saddle and have been racking up several notable wins, beginning with Supreme Sensation SMP (Baskghazi x A Love Supreme) owned by Kim Jarvis, who was Reserve Champion in the
JACQUE THOMPSON gets a certain look. Standing as tall and statuesque as he can, he seems to demand with his soft eyes, “Aren’t you forgetting something?” When I see the obvious question being asked, I tell him, “Ok Boss, I’ll go back and get your carrot.”
Baskadonis SMP and Jacque Thompson.
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Arabian English Pleasure Futurity at U.S. Nationals in 2014. Recently, two Baskghazi babies shown at Scottsdale won championships. Block Buster PF (Baskghazi x Afires Quintina+) owned by Prestige Farms, was Champion in the Arabian Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse class, and BaskGlory (Baskghazi x Tasheena Bask), owned by Gina Stockton Andersen, won two classes: the AAOTR 19-35 and also the Select Rider Championship. Because Baskghazi tends to throw well-conformed, stretchy, vertical, good moving, showy foals with lots of Arabian charisma, they have also done well in halter. Baskghazi foals tend to be excellently conformed and extremely beautiful. When turned loose in the riding arena to run free, they tend to run around a little, trot a lot and then stop and pose in a nearly perfect halter position, sticking their noses in the air and blowing. They seem to be saying, “You want to look at me, right?” The Renaissance is a younger stallion and has fewer babies on the ground, but we are really impressed with the foals. We did a test breeding a couple of years ago with The Renaissance as sire. We bred two mares; one of them went reserve in the Buckeye in-hand class, and we knew we were onto something. The oldest of his babies are under saddle, though they are not yet in the show ring. They are very trainable like Baskghazi foals and tend to have strong short backs with very strong
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hindquarters and good necks that roll over their wither to a maximum degree. The effect is that The Renaissance babies are constructed as he is with the ability to trot in a squat position with their weight on their hind end and a f lexible neck straight up over their wither. Cortney Schafer Downey was riding one of his babies the other day that caught a bit of a buzz and said she had never been on a young horse that could squat down like that and is just green broke. Another of her favorites, Ingenue SMP (The Renaissance x Tranquillity Bey), is constructed in a similar fashion and Cortney is constantly bragging on her work ethic. 2014 was a very successful year for you in the Park division, is there one specific show or class that stands out to you? If yes, explain. One of my favorite memories from 2014 was at the Buckeye. I enjoyed the overwhelming crowd support when I rode A Love Supreme. I was nervous to go in, and as I was preparing, I looked over and saw my friend Mary Trowbridge. Suddenly, I relaxed and realized the whole thing was going to be a lot of fun. And it truly was fun, because as we rode around the show ring, she trotted her heart out for me. She went around like the perfect lady she is, all the while the crowd was shouting her name and mine. I felt the love. If you could resurrect any horses, owned by yourself or anyone else, who would they be and why? If I could resurrect any horse, it would be MacKeff who I rode as a teenager. He was a great friend and I miss him. ■
Jacque with A Love Supreme.
A Love Affair With The Arabian Horse “Thank you for allowing me to participate in your “Women Around the World” feature. This is quite an honor. I was first introduced to the Arabian horse as a child when I read Walter Farley’s The Black Stallion series. Later I had a wonderful adventure of my own showing my purebred Arabian park horse. Many years after that I had the good fortune of hearing my husband, Rod, say that he wanted to buy me a horse farm. We purchased breeding stock and a farm, and have had many wonderful people both professional and amateur to help us develop our dream into reality. I am very thankful to be a part of the Arabian horse industry and to have some great horses here at Smoky Mountain Park Arabians. I feel immense pride of ownership when I look over the farm and realize the quality of the Arabian horses born and bred here. I look forward to a bright future as a breeder and competitor.”
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Arabian Breeders World Cup
Will Once Again Dazzle, Las Vegas Style!
nticipation is in the air once again, as the 2015 Arabian Breeders World Cup looms, from April 16th-19th, for the 9th edition of the most exciting Arabian horse show on the international calendar.
Arabian breeders and enthusiasts fly in from all around the globe for this unique and wonderful international show held in the heart of glamorous and glitzy Las Vegas. With every year that passes, the more important the wins and titles become to the entire breed. The effort put into this exciting event by a dedicated board and show staff is simply remarkable. A panel of judges is brought in from all over the world to lend yet an even bigger international flair and importance to the show. This year, judges come from Germany, Australia,
United States of America, The Netherlands and Brazil, just to globalize the event. New for this year is a very unique embryo auction put on by the IntArah Group, offering embryos and embryo possibilities from some of the breedâ€™s very finest of world class Arabian mares and stallions. The Dream Embryo Auction will be held on April 18th at 7pm, at the South Point Casino and Hotel, the perennial show site, as well. The purebred Arabian entries are always the highest quality the breed has to offer, and the crowd of people will be excited to watch it all unfold. Plan on being one of them! We are counting the days until we meet in glamorous Las Vegas for the next Arabian Breeders World Cup! Â
A sampling of what one can expect at the IntArah Dream Embryo Auction ... top: Embryo Offering from QR Marc and Bint Bey Shah bottom: OFW Magic Wan, by Marwan Al Shaqab, a reference sire for one of the lots offered. Volume 45, No. 10 | 181
Scott Bailey, on Board of Directors and Founding Member— “The single most important aspect of growth in any organization is diversity of thought. The AHBA Board of Directors are committed and fully open to positive change, be it small or large. Each year the voices of the exhibitors, breeders and spectators are heard, and contemplated, and are major factors in changes that help the show progress in a positive manner. The 2015 ABWC will be yet another example of such progress, including upgraded food services available to Show Sponsors during the classes. The IntArah Dream Embryo Auction will take place on Saturday evening during the show and will be an elegant evening with first class service bringing many of us home to those magical memories of the Arabian auctions of yesteryear.”
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Robert and Dixie North, on Board of Directors and Founding Members— “Every year the interest in the Las Vegas World Cup seems to grow, and this year is no different. What will be the exciting major new thing about this year’s show? Will it be a new ‘breakout’ stallion or filly? Or will it be a new facility improvement that makes the show even more glamorous and the horses even more beautiful. Will it be an unbelievable social event that makes you never want to miss a future show, or maybe, it will just be a chance to see and enjoy your friends from around the world once again! As we have for the last nine years, I am sure that Dixie and I and most everyone who attends, will take home memories of all of these great experiences.” Jeff Sloan, Chairman and Founding Member— “I am so proud of all of our achievements around creating an amazing World Cup show over the last nine years. This show has obviously become a mainstay on the annual halter calendar for breeders and owners from all four corners of the world to attend; therefore, it brings together the international community which makes it quite unique in America. I am most proud, however, that the show has consistently shown a profit and that winning a title here has tremendous credibility and significance with the entire breed, and the wins and the show are held in the highest regard. The world has embraced the Las Vegas World Cup, and as someone with a lifelong passion for everything Arabian, I couldn’t be happier about that.” Phyllis LaMalfa, Show Committee Member— “The 9th World Cup Show is here already. This year is proving to be another exciting year for us. The arena will have a few new changes as well as VIP service at the tables. The IntArah Group will be holding an embryo auction on Saturday night in the Showroom at South Point, and our entries are as strong as ever. It looks to be another exciting year of fantastic horses!” Greg Knowles, IntArah Group— The IntArah Dream Embryo Auction hopes to bring back those mystical days of the glamourous auctions of the 80’s. We have collected some of the most important mares in the world, there for the opportunity of a lifetime for breeders to purchase the best embryos in the breed. We want to also thank each and every great breeder that has consigned their best for this sale. Don’t miss this auction … it looks to be the most exciting event of the year! For more information, go to www.IntArah.com. n
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A JUDGES PERSPECTIVE R ic ha rd Pet t y with Jeff Wallace
hen, where and how did you come to know the Arabian horse? I grew up in Southern Colorado in the ‘50s and ‘60s. My parents, especially my father, loved the Arabian horse and dabbled in breeding horses more so as a hobby than a business. When did you discover your passion for the Arabian horse ran so deep? Please describe. It was during those years in Colorado that I began to discover my passion for horses, primarily Arabians. I grew up in the “heyday” of the Estes Park Show which was a very big deal bringing in horses from all over the United States: Varian Arabians, Lasma, DeLongpré Arabians, Carol Chapman and Burr Betts to name a few. As a teenager, to be able to witness the animals they exhibited, in the flesh, made me realize that I needed and wanted to be a part of that world. Tell us a little about your life working with Mike Nichols. Working for Mike Nichols was, of course, the dream job of the century. Talk about someone who had a passion for the Arabian horse! Mike was a genius in his world
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and he always treated us as if we were geniuses in ours. I can’t believe he’s gone. Richard, I know that Barbary was a very special horse to many within the breed, please tell us why. Barbary was a horse way before his time. No one, including us, had ever seen a horse that was the charismatic athlete he was. Judges either loved him or didn’t know what to do with him. In the beginning of his show career, I had the distinct honor of showing him for the very first time as Don DeLongpré was committed to showing other horses in the barn. Our first show was the Blue Ridge Classic in Louisville, Ky. Jim Fisher was the judge. At that time we showed in English pleasure and pleasure driving, and won every class. Barbary went on to win numerous championships, but as we soon came to discover, his true place was in the breeding barn. Did Barbary make size irrelevant to talent? Yes, he did. He, along with *Bask and Kemosabi, were under 14.2 h. It didn’t seem to hinder them in any way, shape or form in the show ring or breeding barn.
You have spent a long time on both the East Coast and West Coast, which do you prefer and why? The West Coast offers climate possibilities not available on the East Coast, although surrounded by the rich American history and culture offered in the East is second to none. All things equal, I prefer the East Coast. I know you judged the Polish Nationals last year. After years of training and showing Polish related horses, what was it like to judge their National show? I have had a great admiration for the Polish breeders ever since my first visit to Janów in the ‘70s. Their gracious hospitality, even amid their struggles of that time, embedded memories I will always cherish. Judging the Polish National show will remain as one of the highlights of my life. How has the Arabian horse enriched your life? One never knows where life will take you, but I’m fairly certain, without my involvement with Arabian horses, I would most likely not have the opportunities to travel the world or meet wonderful interesting people who share my passion, not to mention exposure to human talent only afforded to the rich and famous. When you walk out into the arena holding your judging card in your hand, what goes through your mind and what do you always hope to represent to the exhibitor? Will this be the day I am privileged to see the likes of a mare the quality of Pianissima or *Wieza Mocy, or a performance horse as gifted as Afires Heir or as versatile as our Barbary. I strive to convey the message loud and clear that all exhibitors are being judged on a fair and honest playing field.
In a perfect world, what would our judging system in America look like? Three ethical and honest judges all judging comparatively. Period. Sundance Kid V seems to be dominating the western world as a sire, why? There are breeders today who breed specifically for western performances, ie. pleasure, reining, working cow, etc. We always bred for conformation that was specific to English pleasure athletes, however, every now and then a horse would mentally and physically prefer western pleasure. Share with us one burning topic that is on your mind right now regarding the Arabian industry. Nothing new, but something that’s been going on within the Arabian industry for years is the negativity and pettiness that is so rampant among our owners and trainers. Is there any wonder why new people don’t want to be a part of it? Folks spending the amount of money it takes to be involved in the horse world want to have a good time, a fun and positive experience. In order to survive, all of us in the breed need to desperately change our ways. If you could resurrect any two horses, who would they be and why? One horse stands out in my mind as the most significant. His blood, in turn is responsible for those horses and their offspring that we most admire, ie. Bask, Barbary, Negatraz and Wisjon. That individual is Amurath Sahib. What do you see for the Arabian breed 10 years from now? There will always be Arabian horses. The Arabian breed is well and healthy in most parts of the world. However, the breeding of Arabians in the U.S. continues to diminish annually.
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When you look back, who were your three most important mentors in the Arabian breed? Dr. and Mary Jean LaCroix, Mike Nichols and Don DeLongpré for their combined wisdom. What needs to happen to save our halter world in America? Let’s take the Scottsdale show for instance. People from all over the world come to watch halter horses for ten days, not necessarily the performance divisions. On the other hand, people from all over the world travel to Tulsa to watch the U.S. National performance divisions. Wouldn’t it make sense to have a National halter show earlier in the year in a place such as Scottsdale and a performance nationals later in the year as it is now? What do you do to relax, Richard? Having lunch with friends on the Rogue River and spending time on the coast with our beautiful Whippets. ■
Richard and Khemosabi.
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7 CHAMPIONS | 4 RESERVES | 20 TOP TENS
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C H A M P I O N
(Mamage x Watch My Success)
H/A Countr y English Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR with Lindsay O’Reilly French Owned by:
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(IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulataâ€™s Lady Delight)
Champion H/A Park Open with Jason Krohn
Oak Haven South Arabians, on your recent purchase of this ver y exciting show horse! ,
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(CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli)
Champion H/A Countr y English Pleasure Open with Jason Krohn
First Place H/A Countr y English Pleasure Select AATR Top Ten H/A Countr y English Pleasure Select AATR with Stacy McCrar y Owned by:
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(Baskghazi x Tasheena Bask)
Champion Countr y English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 with Jessica Everitt Owned by:
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RESERVE NATIONAL CHAMPION
(CSP James Bond x Mats Fancy)
Champion H/A Countr y English Pleasure Select AATR
with Valerie Kline
to McKenna Rooker and the Rooker Family on your purchase of this great show horse! Owned by:
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(KRA Afire Works x Santanas Charming Lady)
Reser ve Champion H/A Countr y English Pleasure JTR 15-18 with Jacquelyn King Owned by:
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NAT IONA L C H A M PION
Afire Bey V x JR Claudette
Reser ve Champion Countr y English Pleasure Open with Jason Krohn
to Jennifer Schwing on your recent purchase of this ver y exciting horse! Owned by:
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(O H Toskafire x Bes Baskin Glory)
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Becky DeRegnaucourt Veltema
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(TWC Awesome x Rocketâ€™s Sweetheart)
Top Ten H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Lauren Grabski
Oak Haven South would like to the Walker family on the purchase of this rising star! Owned by:
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Congratulations on all the purchases
Congrats to MARY JOSS. Special thanks to RICHARD WRIGHT.
Easy To Spot OH Congrats to LAURA GAY.
Congrats to ELIZABETH BAUST.
Congrats to JENNIFER SCHWING.
OFW Psy Fi
Congrats to JULIA & ALEX GAIDOUSEK. Special thanks to LAURIE LONG.
DBT Type Of Way (Baske Afire x Globetrotting Princess)
Congrats to VALORI KLINE.
Full sibling to Black Daniels (IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay)
Congrats to OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS.
, LANE WILLIAMS, on your continued business this winter, and congratulations on your purchase of these great young horses!
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Congrats to OAK HAVEN SOUTH ARABIANS.
CSP Whos Your Daddy Congrats to MCKENNA ROOKER.
Congrats to BECKY DEREGNAUCOURT VELTEMA.
Rockin Awesome Congrats to WALKER FAMILY.
Baskabi B S II (Toskabi x BES Baskin Glory)
Congrats to JAY AND ROBIN BEY.
At Oak Haven Arabians, we pride ourselves on every aspect of marketing national level horses and matching that perfect horse for your every need. Myself and everyone here, at Oak Haven Arabians, would like to extend our best wishes and support to everyone in 2015 with your purchases. Thank you to all of our patrons who chose us to help them find their special horse. Oak Haven Arabians is a family owned and operated training facility, so from our family to yours, we wish you the best of luck and the much success with your new horse! â€” Jason Krohn
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SUNSHINE AND BEAUTIFUL ARABIAN HORSES ARE A SHORT-TERM CURE FOR THE WINTER BLUES by CHRISTY EGAN
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Like the old television series that used to conclude by saying, â€œThere are eight million stories in the naked city â€Śâ€? the
Scottsdale Show has become, over the years, an increasingly
difficult tale to tell. At a show where the class numbers have grown to nearly 900 in the past 60 years, where there are an
average of 75 classes (at times as many as 110) per day over an
11-day period, and whose horse numbers hold consistently over 2,200 entries, there have become simply too many stories to
tell. To fully experience the show, one must personally attend. Something all who do, really enjoy.
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“We are always proud that we get so many people through the gate each year,” says Taryl O’Shea, AHAA Executive Director. “We currently have over 300 commercial exhibitors and 60 corporate sponsors. We had 320,000 people come through the gate during the show this year representing 56 countries. We expose thousands of people each year to the ‘behind the scenes’ barn tours and ‘meet a horse’. For many, this is their first direct exposure to a horse and an Arabian horse.”
Produce of Dam winner Psyches Amber Dream’s winning get, l-r: Amani Al Shahania, Forever Mi Dream and Pitonisa AS.
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Whether viewed as an exhibitor, owner or spectator, the events of Scottsdale unfold splendidly and include marvels and mysteries, familiar faces and new smiles, and days filled with spectacular moments. Looking down the long lists of winners in the halter competition, one is immediately struck by the number of horses coming from outside of the United States … and winning. Unanimous show champion mare, Wieza Mocy, owned and bred by Poland’s Michalów State Stud but currently leased by Oak Ridge Arabians, and unanimous show champion stallion, Hariry Al Shaqab, by Al Shaqab, Qatar, both were shown by David Boggs. But Arizona represented well too, with the two junior halter champions shown by Scottsdale trainer Sandro Pinha. Both owned by Arabian Soul Partners, Ltd., they bred the colt, Soul of Marwan AS, and the junior champion filly, Pitonisa AS, was bred by Lisa Markley and Leanne Reel. Pitonisa AS in particular is a great story since her two full sisters were also shown and did very well in competition at Scottsdale. In addition to two year old Pitonisa AS’s junior championship, her yearling sister Amani Al Shahania won the senior yearling filly class, and their three year old sister Forever Mi Dream was 2nd Place 3-YearOld Mare. “We’re wondering if this is something that has ever happened before in the same year. It’s been pretty amazing,” remarks Lisa Markley, who no longer owns any of these mares, all of them having been sold within a year of their birth. The three ladies came back on Sunday to show off in the Produce of Dam for their mother, Psyches Amber Dream, a nine year old well on her way to becoming a legendary Arabian broodmare. Lisa is inundated with inquiries regarding Amber Dream’s next foal, who is being bred back to Ever After NA and to Marekk (via embryo) for 2016.
It appears to have been a good Scottsdale year in general for smaller breeders in the halter division as well. The Dazzo family from Albuquerque won nearly $30,000 in the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction Filly Championship with their filly Moonstruck DA, sired by their stallion Rodan LTD and out of their mare, Verily PCF. The Dazzo’s were enormously proud of their daughter Sydney for handling Moonstruck DA to the win, and for riding her sire, Rodan LTD, to 2015 Scottsdale Champion Hunter Pleasure Select AATR. “Sydney has won multiple national championships with Moonstruck’s dam at the Youth Nationals,” said her father, Sam. “We are also proud to note that LA Trigger Happy, another Rodan LTD offspring, was Scottsdale Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure
Junior Horse with Brett Becker.” Vicki Dazzo noted that “Luna” (Moonstruck DA) was only their third foal as Arabian horse breeders. “Our daughter got us started when she began competing at 14. Now we are all involved as a family,” says Vicki, laughing. “We are very new, very small-time and very happy.” “Everybody used to breed a few horses,” says Wyona Worthington of Dana Arabians. “We’ve been Arabian breeders since 1968 and started taking horses to the Scottsdale Show as exhibitors in the 90’s. I do a lot of the behind-the-scenes and my husband Dale handles our horses. We had a great time showing our homebreds this year, but the highlight was Dana Cabria’s fourth place finish in the open yearling halter fillies
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senior division. Dale is an amateur handler, and we’re always being told what a great job he does, but it was wonderful to be part of the top half with that quality and with those handlers. Dale works hard to take our horses in feeling that delicious Arabian joy and tailhigh exuberance. He and Cabria just flew through the Wendell in-gate. It was amazing!” Murray and Shirley Popplewell of Rae-Dawn Arabians are also amateur handlers at the Scottsdale show, though not quite so new on the scene as the Dazzos or with as small a crew as the Worthington’s. They showed a large string of halter horses at Scottsdale, 2015. “Likely one of our best shows to date,” says Murray. Of the 20 horses bred by the Popplewells and competing at Scottsdale, 12 made top ten and the balance took home six championships and five reserve championships. RD Habanero, owned by Silver Aspen Ranch, won the SSS Western Pleasure Maturity ATR and the Western Pleasure Junior Horse championships; RD Ambilene won the SSS 3-Year-Old Mare championship; RD Marciea Bey won the SSS 2-Year-Old Mare championship, and RD Mikarta was Scottsdale Senior Champion Gelding. “The halter winners were evenly divided between those sired by our stallion Bey Ambition and those sired by other stallions we’ve used,” notes Murray. “The Sweepstakes classes were very big and competitive. We had a reserve champion
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Dale Worthington with Dana Cabria.
“THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT AND IT WAS THRILLING TO BE HERE. ON SATURDAY NIGHT YOU COULD NOT FIND A SEAT IN THE EQUIDOME!” - MICHELLE HARRIS
and a third in that class. We had many top tens in the open halter competition as well. I give full credit to our trainers Claudinei Machado and Bruno Guiraldelli for those. Often before and during Scottsdale we make breeding decisions. Big name stallions come in from overseas and intrigue us and we have to decide if they fit our breeding program. It can be difficult not to be distracted by new, flashy horses. People at the show told me that they can identify a Bey Ambition horse by its motion and character when it walks into the show ring now, and thatâ€™s exciting. The performance side of the program is coming along too, and people are buying our
horses for western competition younger and younger. At the 2015 Scottsdale show, we sold a total of eight horses to China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the United States.â€? Like the Dazzo family, Michelle Harris, owner and breeder of the 2015 Scottsdale English Pleasure Champion, HA Toskcan Sun, also considers herself to be a newcomer to the world of Arabian horse breeding, though her aunt, Pat
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Mills, was a famous Arabian horse breeder in the 1970s. “I loved coming to the Scottsdale show this year,” Michelle says. “The weather was perfect and it was thrilling to be here. On Saturday night you could not find a seat in the Equidome! The quality of horses is so amazing that having Toskcan win here is a big deal for me. The best thing was to see Jim [Stachowski] so pleased. He believes the horse is finally maturing and it takes a lot to make him proud of a performance, so I am really happy. Scottsdale is the place where breeders come and make breeding decisions. Tim Shea and Gene LaCroix praised Toskcan’s performance and Sheila Varian brought a bunch of people back to his stall to see him. I am in heaven!” Sheila Varian was particularly proud of her Varianbred horses at Scottsdale. At the top of the list was Monticello V, Unanimous Scottsdale Champion Western Pleasure Champion Open with owner/trainer Joe Reser. “We sold the Jullyen El Jamaal son when he
was a weanling at the August Varian Summer Jubilee in 2006,” says Sheila. “The Reser’s then bought him from those owners when he was a yearling. Huckleberry Bey, Moska, Baychatka and Bay Abi, are all in his pedigree … all the best of the best. Joe is a great trainer. He’s been willing to wait and be patient with the horse when it was needed and it is paying off.” Three of the top ten in the Scottsdale Western Pleasure Championship were bred by Varian Arabians and six were sired by Varianbred stallions. The Aljassimya International Arena or South Hall at the Equidome played a large part in the excitement for those exhibiting in and watching halter horse classes. Both Straight Egyptian and International classes were held in this venue Friday through Monday, the first weekend of the show. There were also some great events in the arena, including the annual Stachowski Sale Horse Presentation, held for the first time “on grounds” at WestWorld.
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“We had a great crowd on Thursday evening for our presentation,” says Jim Stachowski. “Everyone seemed to like it. It was good for the show. The food vendors and bars in that part of the Equidome were delighted because it kept a good part of the crowd around during the late afternoon. We had fewer sale horses at Scottsdale this year than in previous years, but the buyers were there and we sold around 50% of the horses presented that evening, which is about what we normally do. Prices were sound, and the very good horses brought exceptional prices. The top horses, you could name your price. Horses sold for the most part to the United States and Canada, and a couple to South Africa. After the presentation, people stayed, talked and looked at horses, tried horses, and made appointments for the following day. There was a real buzz in the air about the event. It was good! We’d like to do it there again next year.” The annual Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction was also held with a great crowd and great success in the Equidome South Hall this year. There were 161 stallions involved in this year’s fund raiser and their accumulative service fees total were $443,600. High selling stallions were QR Marc ($16,000), Hariry Al Shaqab ($12,000), Lawrence El Gazal ($12,000) and Vitorio TO ($11,000). Payouts for this year’s Scottsdale Signature Stallion classes approached $600,000.
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SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION PAYOUTS APPROACHED $600,000, AND THE AUCTION GROSSED $443,600 WITH 161 STALLIONS.
On the other side of WestWorld at Ring 5 (Wells Fargo Advisors Reining Arena) there was high action with reiners daily throughout the show. On the second Thursday in late afternoon, a large crowd gathered to watch the wonderfully funny and popular Celebrity Slide. The event pairs teams consisting of a reining trainer and a trainer from another discipline. Mix in a reining horse, some competitive spirit, and an auction, and you’ve got a lot of fun. Going into the event, favorites included John Rannenberg and Jessica Clinton. The winner turned out to be longtime Iowa horse trainer Jody Strand. “I had one ride on a reining horse before I got to spend a little time with my trainer partner Jessica Bein and try out my mount for the Celebrity Slide,” laughs Jody. “John and Jessica both got great bids during the auction portion. The folks that own Zefyr bid on me. What confidence! So after I made a complete mess of my run during the auction portion,
Jessica took me aside, tuned up my horse, tuned me up, and sent me back in. I was completely out of my comfort zone, but she’s an awesome teacher. I went in and ran the wheels off that horse and posted a 71.5 and a 72,
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winning the ‘Slide’ and $10,000 for me and the same for my owners. They made $8,000 with an investment of just $2,000!” Jody had a good Scottsdale show overall, riding Vicario to SSS Western Pleasure Futurity 3 and 4-Year-Old Champion and showing off multi-National Champion Western Pleasure Zefyr in the Liberty. Following the Celebrity Slide was the ARBC Party, held in their fancy new tent on the southwest side of Ring 5. Everyone enjoyed the music, the great food, and the year-end ARBC awards, which were given based on combined points from the 2014 Scottsdale Show and the 2014 Las Vegas High Roller Reining Classic. Youth scholarships were also part of the program, as well as a special Lifetime Achievement Award to longtime Arabian horse breeder and owner, Eleanor Hamilton. Eleanor closed her acceptance speech during the awards ceremony with some anecdotal stories about
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her ranching childhood in the Sand Hills Country of Western Nebraska. “My dad told my mother not to worry about my riding out at a gallop bareback to bring in the Remuda for the cowboys,” Eleanor quipped. “My dad said, ‘That girl can put a gopher down a hole!’ and by golly … I still can!” Eleanor’s working cow horse, Built By Peppy, was Scottsdale Champion Half-Arabian Working Cow Junior Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit and Champion Half-Arabian Reined Cow Horse Limit Horse with Lance Schiffel. Another old-time Arabian horseman not taking any “guff from gophers” was breeder, exhibitor, reining supporter, and advocate, Dick Ames. Among the 15 money winners in the two Reining Futurity Classic classes, Ames was the breeder of seven. That included the first, second, third, and seventh place finishers in the Half-Arabian Reining Futurity Classic, and the third,
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fifth, and sixth place finishers in the Arabian Reining Futurity Classic. Most of them are out of Dick’s great mare Minding Ps And Qs, her sister, Fyre In The Skye, and their dam, Sarabask. Ames is expecting 11 foals by his superstar reining stallion TA Mozart in 2015 and expects to breed for 16 more in 2016. Speaking of reining, Hannah Shafer, daughter of horseman Gregg Shafer and his wife Lotta, stopped the show and inspired a standing ovation with her reining horse Take Your Boots Off during her Freestyle Reining exhibition. Just 18, Hannah is a freshman at Kent State University and she decided to dedicate her ride to a dear friend in the military who committed suicide last September. “This is for the soldiers who have lost the battle to PTSD,” Hannah said. Dressed in a Marine outfit, carrying an American flag and mounted on her Arabian decked out in red, white, and blue leg wraps, Hannah brought down the house. People stood in the stands during the dedication, put their hands over their hearts and there were tears here and there in the audience. “I’m going to do it again at my local county fair later this year and anywhere else I can,” Hannah said.
On the last Saturday evening at the Equidome Arena, the session was sold out. Some people just stood and watched. Others came in and out as they could, tilting their chins up to catch a glimpse. Some were dressed up for Saturday night glamour, in black gowns and heels, or in jeans, boots, and Arizona’s iconic cowboy hats. Scottsdale finished its 60th anniversary show on Saturday night in style with the Half-Arabian English Pleasure championship and a bright win by JB Cat Scratch Fever and John Lambert. The weather was perfect, the horses were splendid, and the three-foot snow storms, iced roads, and frozen pipes were far, far away, in another galaxy. n
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Ebony by Valentino
(DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out)
2015 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion H/A Senior Mare and 2015 Scottsdale Unanimous Champion H/A Mare AAOTH
( JJ Bellagio x Duchess of Marwan)
2015 Scottsdale Champion Yearling Colt Jr.
We wish to thank Rodolfo Guzzo for an excellent presentation of our horses and a memorable Scottsdale experience! ~ Ben & Michelle Bassichis 226 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
Stella Bella Arabians is pleased to introduce their first filly of 2015
(JJ Bellagio x Goddess of Da Vinci)
We are very proud of this young filly and look forward to the rest of our 2015 foals! Hariry al Shaqab x Epiphany DDA
EKS Alihandro x Ola La DDA
EKS Alihandro x Dubravka RFI Maktub x GR Reychell
ROL Intencyty x Exotic Design SA
Victorious LD x Passionate Chance SA
EKS Alihandro x Martini Thyme RTA JJ Bellagio x Goddess of Da Vinci
April 2015 May 2015 May 2015 June 2015 June 2015
STELLA BELLA Owned by Stella Bella Arabians Michele and Benjamin Bassichis www.stellabellaarabians.com
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Scottsdale ARABIAN CHAMPIONS 2015
Champion Arabian Classic Senior Stallion HARIRY AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.
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Reserve Champion Arabian Classic Senior Stallion TRUEST (Trussardi x Marlene Dietrich), shown by Gregory GallĂşn for owners Truest Partners LLC/Sloan.
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INTERNATIONAL ARABIAN BREEDERS CLASSIC
Gold Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion VAN GOGH AM (Magnum Psyche x Ynazia HCF), shown by David Boggs for owner HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahad Al Saud.
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Silver Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Stallion SF VERAZES QAMAR (SF Veraz x Sohos Honey Serenade), shown by Ted Carson for owner Sycamore Farm LLC.
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Champion Arabian Classic Junior Colt SOUL OF MARWAN AS (Marwan Al Shaqab x RD Challs Angel), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Soul Partners Ltd.
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Reserve Champion Arabian Classic Junior Colt FALAH AL SHAQAB (Fadi Al Shaqab x Joseph Just Emotion), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.
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Gold Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt EXXALT (Excalibur EA x Vesperra), shown by Ted Carson for owner Frances Butler.
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Silver Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Colt EPIIC (AJ Thee Luca x Anastasiaa), shown by Travis Hansen for owner We Are Epicc, LLC.
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Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Egyptian Heritage Male SF VERAZ (Gazal Al Shaqab x Veronica GA), shown by Ted Carson for owner Patti Scheier.
Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Straight Egyptian Male EL KHALED (Ansata Sinan x Shahirs Abriel), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Nayla Hayek.
Champion Breeders Club Champion Two-Year-Old Colt/Gelding ATH CONFUCIUS (Beijing BHF x Anna Bella B), shown by Matt Sheard for owner Jill Gregson.
Champion Breeders Club Champion Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH CAPTAIN AMERIKA PA (Grand Commandd x Miss Amerika), shown by Dean Wikel, owner of Pegasus Arabians.
Champion Arabian Classic Junior Colt AAOTH MC JASPOURE (Pogrom x Ames Jasmine), shown by owner Julie McKee.
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Champion Classic Senior Stallion AAOTH SPADES LRA (DA Valentino x Serenata Eljamaal), shown by owner Ron Armstrong.
There’s an old saying … The shiniest apple sells first. Thank you to Robin Hood Farms, Drago & Robin Kragulj, for the opportunity to sell Byronica RH, 2015 Scottsdale Champion Yearling and Reserve Jr. Champion Filly. Thank you to Lady Gina Pelham of Haras La Catalina, Argentina, South America, on your purchase of the beautiful Byronica RH. Special thanks to Shada Arabians for their assistance in the sale of Byronica RH (ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF, great granddam Padrons Kamea)
Robin & Mike Arbuckle with PA Padrons Legacy (Legacy Of Fame x Padrons Kamea) 2008 Canadian National Champion Gelding AAOTH
Happy 31st Birthday - AA Sabotaj
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Champion Arabian Classic Senior Mare WIEZA MOCY (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen), shown by David Boggs for owner Michal贸w State Stud.
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Reserve Champion Arabian Classic Senior Mare HONEY’S DELIGHT RB ( JJ Senor Magnum x Honeymoon), shown by Gregory Gallún for owners Masterpiece Arabians LLC/Sloan.
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Gold Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare AJ DJAMILJA (WH Justice x Djasira Princess Psytadel), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Ajman Stud.
Silver Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Senior Mare JASMINE LOVE NA (WH Justice x JFN Captive Love), shown by Sandro Pinha for owners Arabian Soul Partners Ltd.
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Champion Arabian Classic Junior Filly PITONISA AS (Ever After NA x Psyches Amber Dream), shown by Sandro Pinha for owners Arabian Soul Partners Ltd.
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Reserve Champion Arabian Classic Junior Filly BYRONICA RH (ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF), shown by David Boggs for owner Georgina Pelham.
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Gold Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly LEEN AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x Lubna Al Shaqab), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.
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Silver Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Junior Filly SH JULIA (Montana Firenze x SH Tinkerbell), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Kenneth Robinson.
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Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Egyptian Heritage Female C ZAHREENA (Montana Firenze x C Fahleen), shown by Greg Knowles for owner Susan MacDonald.
Champion International Arabian Breeders Classic Straight Egyptian Female ZT AAMINAH (Moatasim Al Salhiyah x ZT Mathal), shown by owner Michael Byatt.
Champion Breeders Club Champion Two-Year-Old Filly ATH FANTASHIA PA (Freedom PA x Cayanne PA), shown by Dean Wikel, owner of Pegasus Arabians.
Champion Breeders Club Champion Yearling Filly ATH AMBER ANGEL PA (Grand Commandd x RD Challs Angel), shown by Dean Wikel, owner of Pegasus Arabians.
Champion Arabian Classic Senior Mare AAOTH KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.
Champion Arabian Classic Junior Filly AAOTH AMBER ANGEL PA (Grand Commandd x RD Challs Angel), shown by Dean Wikel, owner of Pegasus Arabians.
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Champion Arabian Classic Filly/Mare JTH VITORIA BECKHAM (Vitorio TO x Legacys American Rose), shown by Katelyn Frahm for owner Jeff Frahm.
Champion Arabian Classic Senior Gelding RD MIKARTA (A Jakarta x Mi Morena), shown by Bruno Guiraldelli for owner Murray Popplwell.
Champion Arabian Classic Junior Gelding VERSAILLES PCF (Pstrategy x Veronica GA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Champion Arabian Classic Gelding AAOTH LLC FABRIZIO (Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna), shown by owner Stuart Vesty.
Champion Arabian Classic Gelding JTH D CAPRIO PA (Magnum Chall HVP x Diva Girl), shown by Tory Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Champion Platinum Performance $5,000 Liberty IMPERIOUS NA (El Chall WR x Promises Psy), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Midwest Station II, Inc.
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Champion SSS Classic 4 Years & Over Stallion/Gelding ROHARA CROWN PRINCE (Da Vinci FM x DD Crown Jewel), shown by Amelia Hruban for owner Eric Loftis.
Champion SSS Classic 4 Years & Over Mare ATH KHARISMA M (DA Valentino x Kharmel BR), shown by owner Anthony Marino Jr.
2015 Scottsdale SSS Champion Auction Classic Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding AOTH VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), shown by Whitney Miles for owner Steve Miles.
Champion SSS Classic Three-Year-Old Stallion ATH OLYMPUS CW (Magnum Psyche x Dyna HCF), shown by Michael Bills for owner Francisco Cobo.
Champion SSS Auction Classic Three-Year-Old Mare AOTH LADY FADORA PA (Cavalli x Fadilla PCF), shown by Dean Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Champion SSS Classic Three-Year-Old Mare ATH RD AMBILENE (Bey Ambition x Abilene PCF), shown by Elise Peacemaker for owner Sam Peacemaker.
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Champion SSS Classic Three-Year-Old Gelding ATH LLC FABRIZIO (Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna), shown by owner Stuart Vesty.
Champion SSS Classic Two-Year-Old Colt ATH MC VULCAN (Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA), shown by Austin Garett for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
Champion SSS Classic Two-Year-Old Filly ATH RD MARCIEA BEY (Bey Ambition x RD Marciena), shown by owner Murray Popplewell.
Champion SSS Classic Two-Year-Old Gelding ATH VERSAILLES PCF (Pstrategy x Veronica GA), shown by Elise Peacemaker for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Champion SSS Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding AOTH PSTRATOSPHERE PCF (Pstrategy x Majoretta), shown by Elise Peacemaker for owner Sam Peacemaker.
Champion SSS Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH TR POSEIDON (Pogrom x TR Aladdinn Angel), shown by Austin Garrett for owner Rickie Taylor.
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Champion SSS Auction Yearling Filly AOTH MOONSTRUCK DA (Rodan LTD x Verily PCF), shown by Sydney Dazzo for owner Dazzo Arabians LLC.
Champion SSS Yearling Filly ATH PRINCESS RAHERRA ORA (Vitorio TO x Raherra), shown by Don Morse for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.
Champion SSS English Pleasure Maturity ATR AFIRE N FLAMES CB (Baske Afire x Ghreta), ridden by Jason Jones for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Champion SSS English Pleasure Futurity 3 & 4 Years Old AFTERBURN CCF (Baske Af ire x ERA Witchy Woman), ridden by Gordon Potts for owner KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.
Champion SSS Western Pleasure Maturity ATR RD HABANERO (Bey Ambition x NW Siena Psyche), ridden by Rod Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
Champion SSS Western Pleasure Futurity 3 & 4 Years Old VICARIO (DA Valentino x Faberge AA), ridden by Jody Strand for owner Gretchen Love.
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Champion SSS Hunter Pleasure Maturity ATR FVF BUCARRDI (KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna), ridden by owner Thomas Hansen.
Champion SSS Hunter Pleasure Futurity 3 & 4 Years Old ARSENAL BV (IA Ambassador x Adelaida V), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Shannon Chudzicki.
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Congratulations to Billie The Kid GRK with Chloe Kehl 2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot Owned by: GRK Farms, LLC
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Congratulations to EE Xtreme Heat+/ Owned & Shown by Laura Smith
2015 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 For more information, contact: Priscilla Cluff, 801-234-0295 Gary R. Kehl, 801-560-9688
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Champion Arabian Western Pleasure MONTICELLO V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Mosquerade V), ridden by Joe Reser (not pictured), owner of Setting Sun Stables LLC.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse RD HABANERO (Bey Ambition x NW Siena Psyche), ridden by LaRae Fletcher Powell, owner of Silver Aspen Ranch.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over KHARRSON (Khadraj NA x Gai Portia), ridden by owner Gail Grubb.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 POSSESION PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela), ridden by owner Nanette Harley.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 EE XTREME HEAT (Desert Heat VF x EE Minuet), ridden by owner Laura Smith.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over POSSESION PGA (Khadraj NA x RA Po Okela), ridden by owner Nanette Harley.
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Not pictured, Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR JUST TIME ( Justify x NR-Minuette), ridden by Julia Neufeld for owner Paige Neufeld.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 EE XTREME HEAT (Desert Heat VF x EE Minuet), ridden by owner Laura Smith.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR 52 & Under SUNSTORMM (Sundance Kid V x Ice Storm TC), ridden by Maria Toto for owner MD Equine LLC.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 15-18 KHONTROVERSY PGA (Khadraj NA x Enfenee), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR JUNIE MOON HA ( Starof Fame V x PA Senneca), ridden by Robin Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under JUST TIME ( Justify x NR-Minuette), ridden by owner Paige Neufeld.
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Champion Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 15-18 KHONTROVERSY PGA (Khadraj NA x Enfenee), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14 & Under VERE VERSACE (Versace x Koulumbia IA), ridden by Trentyn Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider JTR WR TIARA (Amazing Fame V x Top Tiara), ridden by Kade Spencer for owner Irwin Schimmel.
Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under EXXPECTATION (BJD Excalibur x CHF Highlight), ridden by Halle Potts for owner Gordon Potts.
Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western CHASE THE DREAM (Showkayce x PGN Newyear Zeve), ridden by Natalie Jones for owner Anita Hill.
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Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle Western AATR TSAMURAI MAC (Maclintock V x Rohara Ronatta), ridden by Hillary Boothe for owner Melanie Hughes-Weaver.
Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle JTR 18 & Under MALIEKA (Palissandre x Andraja), ridden by owner Hannah Feldman.
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MRR MAYHEM M
Arabian English Pleasure AATR with Tracy Dowson Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Gabe DeSoto
(APOLLOPALOOZA X IVANA TROTALOT)
Owned by: Tracy Dowson â€˘ Golden, Colorado Standing at VHTC
Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton DeSoto & Gabe DeSoto Canton, Georgia ~ 770.335.6194 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com 260 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
PROFICIENT P ROFICIENT FIRE
UNANIMOUS SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 15-18 with Sarah Jayne Johnson
(BASKE AFIRE X PRO MAHOGANY LADY )
Owned by: Sarah Jayne Johnson • Studio City, California
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ESSENCE OOFF DESTINY
SCOTTSDALE RESERVE CHAMPION
Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 15-18 & JTR 18 & Under with Sophia Handel
(TC MIYAKE X FIRE ESSENSE)
Owned by: Sophia Handle • Fayetteville, Georgia Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton DeSoto & Gabe DeSoto Canton, Georgia ~ 770.335.6194 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com 262 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
YYOUNG OUNG M MONEY ONEY SCOTTSDALE TOP TEN
Arabian English Pleasure Stallion & Arabian Park Horse with Gabe DeSoto
(APOLLOPALOOZA X PRIMROZA AFIRE)
Owned by: Yvonne Metcalfe • Scottsdale, Arizona Standing at VHTC • AEPA Enrolled Sire
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SA RRAPID APID FIRE
UNANIMOUS SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION
UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under Unanimous Champion Saddle Seat Medal JTR 18 & Under 1st- Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 15-18 with Raven Gropp
(AFIRE BEY V X PF LADY CAMEO)
Owned by: Raven Gropp • Augusta, Georgia
Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton DeSoto & Gabe DeSoto Canton, Georgia ~ 770.335.6194 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com 264 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
BONFFIRE BONF IRE ROF UNANIMOUS SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION
Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR with Raven Gropp
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BONFFIRE BONF IRE ROF SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION
Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Kevin McBride (BASKE AFIRE X SING FOR JOY )
Owned by: L.A. Flynn â€˘ Alpharetta, Georgia
Offered to the discriminating buyer. www.VickiHumphreyTrainingCenter.com
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MACHINE M ACHINE GUN FIRE PF (BASKE AFIRE X LADY MACHINE)
UNANIMOUS SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION
Half-Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with Staci DeRegnaucourt Owned by: Staci DeRegnaucourt Milford, Michigan
BLOCK BUSTER PF BUSTER
Big Congratulation s to new owner Robin Chisolm-Seymour!
(BASKGHAZI X AFIRES QUINTINA)
Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Jessica Clinton DeSoto New Owner: Robin Chisolm-Seymour Canton, Georgia
Vicki Humphrey, Jessica Clinton DeSoto & Gabe DeSoto Canton, Georgia ~ 770.335.6194 ~ VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com
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Must Be Luv
IXL Noble Express x Musamerica
Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Michelle Oliver Congratulations to Joanna Rice and Dr. Steven Ungerleider of Bogue Farms and agent Tim Arcuri on their purchase of this talented mare!
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2 Horses Entered ... 2 Champions
Cat Scratch Fever
Baske Afire x La Bella Mafia
Champion Half-Arabian English Pleasure Open with John Lambert Owned by Christine Mitchell
Lambert Arabians at the new Santolina Farms Cave Creek, AZ â€˘ John cell: 517.281.2100 email@example.com
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Afires Vision x Silver Fantasy PV
SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION HALF-ARABIAN NATIVE COSTUME AATR SCOTTSDALE 1ST PLACE HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE
Owned by Dr. Krystal McCulloch of Springfield, MO Trained by Chrishan Park | Chris Wilson: 417.761.2031 | Shan Wilson: 417.848.3943 272 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
Mamage x Vanity’s Gal
SCOTTSDALE CHAMPION SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION JTR 14 & UNDER
2014 YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPION HA/AA COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JOTR 13 & UNDER AND HA/AA SADDLE SEAT EQUITATION 13 & UNDER 2014 YOUTH NATIONAL RESERVE CHAMPION UPHA 13 & UNDER Lynn, Cinda & Heather Rodgers of Springfield, MO Trained by Chrishan Park | Chris Wilson: 417.761.2031 | Shan Wilson: 417.848.3943 Volume 45, No. 10 | 273
Vegaz x Starr Llight
SCOTTSDALE TOP TEN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE Owned by Chris Wilson of Fair Grove, MO
Vegaz x Tainted Luv
SCOTTSDALE SECTION 1ST PLACE LIBERTY HIGHEST SCORING HORSE OF PRELIMINARY ROUND Owned by Jim & Mary Hagale of Stafford, MO
Trained byTrained Chrishan by Chrishan Park Park Chris Wilson: Chris417.761.2031 Wilson: 417.761.2031 Shan Wilson: Shan417.848.3943 Wilson: 417.848.3943 274 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
Apollopalooza x Winsdown Bethlehem Steel
SCOTTSDALE UNANIMOUS 1ST PLACE H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE SELECT AATR Owned by Jennifer Shearer of Vail, AZ
Vegaz x Yolanda SCOTTSDALE RESERVE CHAMPION H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE SCOTTSDALE 2ND PLACE H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE SCOTTSDALE TOP TEN H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE CHOICE/ELITE AATR WITH KRYSTAL MCCULLOCH Owned by Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO Volume 45, No. 10 | 275
Champion Arabian English Pleasure HA TOSKCAN SUN (Baske Af ire x Matoska), ridden by Jim Stachowski for owner HA Toskcan Sun LLC.
Champion Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse BOLTZ AFIRE CA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Kimberly Jarvis.
Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over SHOCKED (SF Specs Shocwave x Hollyluya), ridden by Karen Dearth for owner Pine Ridge Arabians.
Champion Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 GOBLET OF FIRE CCF ((Afire Bey V x JR Briar Rose), ridden by Jacelyn Kelder for owner Karen Kelder.
Champion Arabian English Pleasure AATR MR MAYHEM (Apollopalooza x Ivana Trotalot), ridden by owner Tracy Dowson.
Champion Arabian English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under DA HEATSTROKE (Af ires Heir x DA Fires Magic), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
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Champion Arabian English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under BL HEIR SUPREME (Af ires Heir x Harghaza), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure DA AVANT GUARDIAN (Millennium LOA x DA Dutchess), ridden by Robert Bick for owner Rachel Pest.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse BLOCK BUSTER PF (Baskghazi x Afires Quintina), ridden by Jessica Clinton for owner Prestige Farms LLC.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over RIO MAGNIFICENTVISION (Afires Vision x Lovely Lady V), ridden by owner Mary Lou Houge.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 AMES INSPIRATION (A Noble Cause x Justa New Look), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 BASKGLORY (Baskghazi x Tasheena Bask), ridden by owner Jessica Everitt.
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Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over BONFIRE ROF (Baske Af ire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Kevin McBride for owner Lee Ann Flynn.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 AFIRES STYLE (Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda), ridden by Alexa Cohn for owner I Ask LLC.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR BASKGLORY (Baskghazi x Tasheena Bask), ridden by owner Jessica Everitt.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR CHARLES IN CHARGE (A Noble Cause x MHF Appoljacks), ridden by Mike Beethe for owner Shannon Beethe.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 15-18 PROFICIENT FIRE (Baske Afire x Pro Mahogany Lady), ridden by owner Sarah Jayne Johnson.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under CF ULTIMATE AFIRE (Baske Af ire x RF Ladybey), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.
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Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 15-18 BONFIRE ROF (Baske Af ire x Sing For Joy), ridden by Raven Gropp for owner Lee Ann Flynn.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure JTR 14 & Under CF ULTIMATE AFIRE (Baske Afire x RF Ladybey), ridden by owner Falan Alpert.
Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Select Rider JTR JUST DANCE JS (Nobilistic BF x MSA Afires Jewel), ridden by owner Kristi Shiota.
Champion Arabian Park Horse B LOVED (Baske Afire x Pro S Fieree), ridden by Kendyl Peters for owner Jon Peters.
Champion Arabian Ladies Side Saddle English O H TOSKAFIRE (Afire Bey V x Tosk Bey), ridden by Shannon Beethe for owner River Run Farms LLC.
Champion Arabian Ladies Saddle Seat English AATR C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by owner Carrie Olson.
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Champion Arabian Pleasure Driving MSU AFIRE BLAZON (Af ire Bey V x Aieda), driven by John Golladay for owner Dru Allison Cederberg.
Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Driving AOTD WURLITZER (Triften x Mystic Bey V), driven by Shelby Scanlan for owner Deanna Scanlan.
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Champion Arabian Country Pleasure Driving A GOSPEL SONG (A Temptation x BA Halle Berry), driven by owner Todd Hickerson.
Thank you, Burkman Centre, for a fantastic Scottsdale!
Ariya Encore++/ (Aria Impresario x Airiya)
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Choice & Elite AATR Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Katie Russell
Top Ten Arabian Hunter Pleasure Open with Cynthia Burkman
Keepin Secrets CB
(Khaberet PGA x Alada Secrets) Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over with Katie Russell
First Place H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse 5 Years of Age with Natalie Jones
Top Ten (3rd) H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse with Natalie Jones
IIB Kiss Me Sanrosa
(San Luis Obispo V x Two B Justkissthis) Unanimous First Place Arabian Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse 3 & 4 Years with Cynthia Burkman
Top Ten Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 with Katie Russell
“Many thanks to the amazing Burkman Centre team, Cynthia Burkman, Natalie Jones, Taryn Lundquist and Devin Miller. Such an outstanding group of talent—we are so fortunate and thankful!” - The Russells
Owned by: Joe and Katie Russell Russell Arabians at Hidden River Ranch 8001 Happy Canyon Road Santa Ynez, CA 93460 Volume 45, No. 10 | 281
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure LADYS DANCE (Sundance Kid V x SDA Lady Jabask), ridden by Marjie Becker, owner of Becker Stables, Inc.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse FVF BUCARRDI (KM Bugatti x Major Primadonna), ridden by Justin Cowden for owner Thomas Hansen.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over KACHINA JUELL V ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), ridden by Bobbi Stuckenhoff for owner Talking Waters Ranch.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by owner Carrie Olson.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 TAA ROCKETS RED (SJ Mikhail x Cinei Phaedra), ridden by owner Jeff Lovejoy.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), ridden by Katie Russell for owner The Russell Family Trust.
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Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 FIDENZIO (Enzo x WN Infinity), ridden by owner Jennifer Lavallee.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR RODAN LTD (Padrons Psyche x LV Fantine), ridden by Sydney Dazzo for owner Dazzo Arabians LLC.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR ARIYA ENCORE (Aria Impresario x Airiya), ridden by Katie Russell for owner The Russell Family Trust.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JOTR 15-18 A TIME TO DANCE (Apollopalooza x Dancing Rain X), ridden by owner Erica Mark.
Champion Arabian Hunter JOTR 14 & Under JUSTIFYABLEE LACE ( Justify x Midnight Lace), ridden by owner Emma Freeland.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 15-18 C HONDO (Enzo x Enchantes Bey), ridden by Madison Bosik for owner Carrie Olson.
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Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 & Under JUSTIFYABLEE LACE ( Justify x Midnight Lace), ridden by owner Emma Freeland.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider JTR BRANDO JCA (Brandon Bey JCA x Fallada), ridden by owner Alexandria Claycomb.
Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure W/T JTR 10 & Under AFIRE GODDESS (In The Lineafire x Philyra), ridden by Quinn Eisenfeld for owner Devin Galloway.
Champion Arabian English Show Hack CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), ridden by Cynthia Burkman for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Champion Arabian English Show Hack AATR N TRIGUE BMA (Triften x Flair WB), ridden by owner Gail Lundquist.
Champion Arabian English Show Hack JTR 18 & Under CP RUMOR HAS IT (CP Sequoia x CP Jasmine), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
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Champion Arabian Hunter Hack 2ft-2ft6in KENLYN FLAIR (Excepzional x Fire Mt Flare), ridden by owner Jane Young. Not pictured, Champion Arabian Hunter Hack Over Fences ATR ST SHAMMROCK (Khadraj NA x Al-Rooh Taghreed), ridden by Norma Jean Filleti for owner Fred & Jean Filleti Family Trust.
Champion Arabian Mounted Native Costume BEG FOR MERCY (Baske Afire x Mattamercie), ridden by Julie Daniel for owner Stacy Plonte.
Champion Arabian Mounted Costume AATR BEG FOR MERCY (Baske Afire x Mattamercie), ridden by owner Stacy Plonte.
Champion Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under BAD BADLEROYBROWN (Afire Bey V x Evita Padron), ridden by owner Mary Mag Wilson.
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Champion Arabian Reining Futurity Classic At Scottsdale TA OLYVIA (Kordelas x Halali Olympia), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Neufeld Family Trust.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse Bitted IM THE REAL DEAL (MHR Muscateal x Kheyarraberribeyv), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Audrey Zinke.
Champion Arabian Reining Hackamore/ Snaffle Bit SH ELECTRIC GUN (Nobles Top Gun x Khaarmin Electra), ridden by Nathan Kent for owner David Kent.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over HM PHANDANGO (Poirot x Ballet Girl), ridden by owner Mary Jo Henry.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 TAKE A SPIN (What It Takes x Minding Ps And Qs), ridden by owner Amara Spizzirri.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse AATR 45 & Over HF GENERAL GRANT (Sonseray x Pakhana), ridden by Velvet Hiser for owner Wesley Hiser.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse Limit Rider AATR TA MARKONI (Kordelas x Marieta), ridden by Leona Dries for owner Petra Dries.
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Not pictured, Champion Arabian Reining Horse AATR 19-44 TA KHALIL (Algonkwin x TA Khedannaa), ridden by Cori Vokoun for owner Buckshot Farms.
Champion Arabian Reining Horse JTR 15-18 P A RAPTOR (Eternety x PA Ratene), ridden by Crystal Garcia for owner Samantha Price.
Not pictured, Champion Arabian Reining Horse JTR 14 & Under AM SUNLIT SWIRL (AM Gypsy Vision x AM Dreamtime Girl), ridden by Alexis Hedley for owner Olivia Hedley.
Not pictured â€” Champion Arabian Reined Cow Horse CALLISTA JACARA ( J J Kabask x Amatista), ridden by April Canavan for owner Quinton Willingham. Champion Arabian Reined Cow Horse and Working Cow Horse ATR ZAPAROZHA (RD Five Star x Zolataya), ridden by owner Laura Lemco. Champion Arabian Reined Cow Horse Limit ATR CHF KHADREENA (Khadraj NA x Sweet Sansation V), ridden by owner Laura Fox. Champion Arabian Working Cow Horse, Bitted THE AGITATORS PRIDE (The Agitator x Marina Of Rohan), ridden by Jamie Peters for owner Susan Lee. Champion Arabian Working Cow Horse, Hackamore/Snaffle Bit AL-MARAH TEXAS STAR (AM Good Oldboy x Al-Marah Marquise), ridden by Elise Etzebeth for owner David Smith.
Champion Arabian Western Trail Horse SPANISH KHISSES (C A Hermoso x Khisses Bi Bask), ridden by Lou Roper for owner Lynne Olson.
Champion Arabian Cutting Jackpot LJB SHOOTING STAR (Lenas Jewel Bars x Zee Winstar), ridden by Jeffrey Wilms for owner Victoria Granberry.
Champion Arabian Western Trail Horse AOTR BENEDITO BEY SMA (Brandon Bey JCA x Onapar), ridden by Richard Walden, owner of Rancho Sonado LLC.
Champion Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR BENEDITO BEY SMA (Brandon Bey JCA x Onapar), ridden by Richard Walden, owner of Rancho Sonado LLC.
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EAF Lets Dance Hesa Zee+/ x Little Santana Pep, AQHA 2012 Black-Bay Mare
Hesa Zee+/ and Peppy San Badger is a Golden Cross for Eleanor’s. Lets Dance is a full sibling to Heza My Daddy, 4-time U.S. Nat’l Top Ten Reining Jr Horse/Futurity. Big-boned; athletic. Well-started, with a good work ethic. Big Stop potential! Gary Ferguson 903.348.2700
EAF Shesa All Star Hesa Zee+/ x Dun It In Starlight, AQHA 2010 HA Flashy Golden Palomino Mare
Reining Royally Bred. Gorgeous. Started, turning, dead lead changer, great circler and going to be a Big Stopper! Open prospect for all major futurities! Gary Ferguson 903.348.2700
EAF Hesa Sliding Hesa Zee+/ x Star G Peppy by Peppy San Badger
This is an Eleanor’s Arabians’ Golden Cross. Star G Peppy is full sibling to Star G Grand Peppy, European Reining Champion.
2013 HA Bay Gelding
EAF Shesa Star Hesa Zee+/ x Star G Peppy by Peppy San Badger 2012 HA Bay Mare Eleanor’s Arabians’ Golden Cross. Star G Peppy is a full sibling to Star G Grand Peppy, European Reining Champion. Absolutely beautiful. Sweet. Laid back. Prettiest Hesa ever. Started late. Gary Ferguson 903.348.2700
Hesa Artfull Zee Hesa Zee+/ x Artymusme by *Muscat 2014 Chestnut Colt
Full sibling to 2-time U.S. National Champion Reining, Art By Hesa and to U.S. National Top Ten Reining Junior Horse, Cruisin On The River.
EAF Hes Capable Hesa Zee+/ x AM Capableclemmie by AM Double Dream 2014 Bay Colt Hesa Zee+/ is the 2014 Leading
Futurity Reining Sire. Dam is classic, solid Al-Marah Arabian’s *Raffles and *Raseyn bloodlines.
EAF Forgotten Love Hesa Zee+/ x Miss Eveningshade by Crown Musc+ 2014 Chestnut Filly Full sibling to Heza Rising Star, 2014 Can
Top Ten Open Reining and Res Nat’l Champion Reining JOTR 17 & Un. A Hesa Zee+/ & Crown Musc+ Golden Cross!
EAF Hesa Comet Hesa Zee+/ x AM Haleys Comet by Al Marah Horatio+/ 2014 Bay Colt Combine Hesa Zee+/, 2014 Leading
Futurity Reining Sire and a well-bred Al-Marah performance mare and you have a colt with serious reining potential!
We have a wide selection of yearlings and two-year-olds. All colors and bred to work with Hesa Zee+/, The Sheriff Dunit, Little Sorrel Peppy, CG Colonel Jac, Conquistador Whiz and A Sparkling Vintage bloodlines! Eleanor Hamilton, Owner Rod Matthiesen, Trainer Mark Coombs, Breeding Manager
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Brennas Golden Dunit x Fyre In The Skye
Rohara Moon Storm+// x Gay Playnic
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DUNIT ON FYRE RA Champion HA/AA Reining Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit with Crystal McNutt Reserve Champion HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic with Audrey Hart Champion Limited Open HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic with Audrey Hart DUNIT MY WAY RA Champion HA/AA Reining Futurity Classic at Scottsdale with Crystal McNutt VALLEJO BEAUTIFULMOON Champion Arabian Prime Time Non Pro Derby with Kathie Hart Champion Arabian Limit Non Pro Derby with Kathie Hart Champion Arabian Reining Limit Horse with Crystal McNutt
VALLEJO REATAMOON Champion HA/AA Working Cow Horse ATR Championship with Kathie Hart Champion HA/AA Working Cow Horse Open Championship with Kathie Hart HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER AHT Readersâ€™ Choice Award Half-Arab Working Western Horse
Audrey & Kathie Hart Afton, Oklahoma 918 633 3535 firstname.lastname@example.org Volume 45, No. 10 | 291
(Enzo x Balihs Treasure)
2015 Scottsdale â€Ś Champion Arabian Sport Horse Stallion ATH Champion Dressage Second Level
Reserve Champion Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Top Ten Dressage First Level
1st Place Arabian Sport Horse In-Hand Stallion 5 & Over ATH
1st Place Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Stallion
Photos by Marielle
For the Sport Horse minded, this powerful stallion stands 16.1 hands, with Warmblood quality movement, a keen mind and kind soul. His conformation and large movement sets him apartâ€”a truly amazing horse worthy of breeding. SO Jazzd is the second Arabian stallion in history to be approved as a Danish Warmblood; the f irst being his full brother, Owned by: Shadow Oak Arabians Standing at: Danish National Champion Zonyx. Mark and Betty Jo Browning Glynnsong Farms 530-633-9460 Patience Prine-Carr www.shadowoakarabians.com 831-238-6559 292 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
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H/A Classic Senior Mare EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Michele and Benjamin Bassichis.
Champion Scottsdale H/A Classic Junior Filly ALLEGRA VERSACE PCF (Arbiteur x Donatella Versace), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Sam Peacemaker.
Champion H/A Classic Senior Gelding VSH DOMINIC (Majesteit x O Katie), shown by Michael Carpio for owner Texie Lowery.
Champion H/A Classic Junior Gelding DOM PERIGNON LL (Vitorio TO x Rohara Mademoiselle), shown by Gilberto Valdez for owner Linda Lane.
Champion H/A Classic Mare AAOTH EBONY BY VALENTINO (DA Valentino x CF Mamies Night Out), shown by owner Benjamin Bassichis.
Champion H/A Classic Gelding AAOTH APOLLO DE VALENTINO (DA Valentino x The Merchants Sweetheart), shown by owner Paul Glans.
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Champion H/A Classic Filly/Mare JTH SHE HITS THE SPOT (Picazso x Painted Lady), shown by Tory Wikel for owner Pegasus Arabians.
Champion H/A Classic Gelding JTH THE GODFATHER ORA (Vitorio TO x SH Sebella), shown by Perry Heathcott for owner Midwest Station II, Inc.
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Champion H/A Western Pleasure KA ROUNDABOUT MIDNITE (Sir Fames HBV x KA Dream In Color), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Kelli Aguirre.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse BELLA PALOMA LK (MC Picasso x Mia In Hollywood), ridden by Josh Quintus for owner Lori-Kay Frye.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over CIARA (Khadraj NA x I Imagine), ridden by owner Gail Grubb.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 THE GIRL NEXXT DOOR (Exxpectation x Starry Spumoni), ridden by Leslie Doran Sommer, owner of Shamrock Farms LLC.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 COUNT ME IN FF (Magnum Psyche x PF Just Peachy Keen), ridden by owner Jessie Szymanski.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure AATR 40 & Over CIARA (Khadraj NA x I Imagine), ridden by owner Gail Grubb.
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Champion H/A Western Pleasure AATR 19-39 TAMAR CHIARO DI LUNA (Mais Shah x Tamar Lady Sunshine), ridden by Amy Peterson for owner Troy Peterson.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure Select Rider AATR SI DREAMMAKER (Amir Dowa Shamis x Cutters Blue Angle), ridden by Katherine McDonald for owner Mark Helmick.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by owner Robin Porter.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Robin Porter.
Champion HA Western Pleasure JTR 15-18 CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure JTR 14 & Under CALIENTE VIRTUOSO (C A Hermoso x Crystal Blue Persuasion), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Robin Porter.
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Champion H/A Western Pleasure Select Rider JTR IAM ROCKIN POP STAR (Poco Van Star Two x Weczendela), ridden by owner Tabitha Bell.
Champion H/A Western Pleasure W/T JTR 10 & Under SPIRYT (Europejczyk x Sweet Painted Lady), ridden by Halle Potts for owner The Brass Ring, Inc.
Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle Western FLASH GORDEN (Unquestionablyhot x SDA Razzle Dazzle), ridden by Trini Owens for owner Patti Scheier.
Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle Western AATR FLASH GORDEN ((Unquestionablyhot x SDA Razzle Dazzle), ridden by owner Patti Scheier.
Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle JTR CAPT JACK SPARROW PGA (Starof Fame V x Peppys Dainty Queen), ridden by Holland Stevens for owner Remington Monroe Equine LLC.
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Champion H/A English Pleasure JB CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Baske Af ire x La Bella Maf ia), ridden by John Lambert for owner Christine Mitchell.
Champion H/A English Pleasure Junior Horse THE SHOCKING TRUTH (SF Specs Shocwave x The Davinci Code), ridden by James Stachowski for owner Shawn Stachowski.
Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over TOI SENSATION CRF (Matoi x M Alpha Phi), ridden by Katie Harvey, owner of KGB Texas Marketing/Public Relations, Inc.
Champion H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 MACHINE GUN FIRE PF (Baske Afire x Lady Machine), ridden by owner Staci DeRegnaucourt.
Champion H/A English Pleasure AATR TOI FABULOUS CRF (Matoi x Fantasy Watch), ridden by Lara Ames for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.
Champion H/A English Pleasure JOTR 18 & Under NUTCRACKER SWEET PF (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Déjà vu), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.
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Champion H/A English Pleasure JTR 18 & Under NUTCRACKER SWEET PF (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Déjà vu), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure SWING TOWN SOA (CH Harlem Town x TR Fait Accompli), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Tres Soles Arabians LLC.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Junior Horse BREAK YOUR HEART LOA (LC Arlington x Caramac’s First Lady), ridden by Jonathan Ramsay for owner Dremul Enterprises, Inc.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over SF OOPS IDIDIT AGAIN (Baske Afire x Captivating Style), ridden by owner Sherry Layne.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 JMJ GOLD N FIZZ (Scrimmage x Nonchalant), ridden by owner Mike Beethe.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 DANCIN IN THE DAARK (Baske Afire x Magical Mood), ridden by Barbara Dreschsel for owner Sandra Schroter.
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Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AATR 40 & Over ROL FEELING FANCY (Cytosk x Ask Her Quick), ridden by owner Brydget Forest.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AATR 19-39 ADMIRE THE FIRE (Baske Afire x Admirals Lotus Blossom), ridden by Andrew Smith for owner North by Northwest LLC.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Select Rider AATR CSP WHOS YOUR DADDY (CSP James Bond x Mats Fancy), ridden by owner Valerie Kline.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), ridden by owner Lindsay Oâ€™Reilly French.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR 15-18 SHOCK AND AWE DSF (Millennium LOA x Byzance), ridden by Allison Cederberg for owner Dru Cederberg.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under ALL TRICKED OUT (HF Mister Chips x Seventh Daughter), ridden by owner Nicole Larson.
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Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JTR 15-18 CAPTIVATING SHOC WA (SF Aftershoc x Captivating Style), ridden by Juliette Dell for owner 6D Ranch Ltd.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure JTR 14 & Under ALL TRICKED OUT (HF Mister Chips x Seventh Daughter), ridden by owner Nicole Larson.
Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Select Rider JTR AFFIREMANN (Afriendly Fire x Classicala), ridden by Kori Lynn Kelley for owner Larry Lease.
Champion A/HA/AA Country English Pleasure Walk/Trot 10 & Under TOI TALENT (Matoi x Feather Talent), ridden by Alexa Gilbert for owner Mia Peterson.
Champion H/A Park Horse ERA GAL GETS AROUND (IXL Aroundofaploz x Undulatas Lady Delight), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Oak Haven South Arabians LLC.
Champion H/A Park Horse ATR HALSTEADS DEVEN (Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.
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Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle English DREAM OF LOVE ((Baske Af ire x Spartans Silk Stockings), ridden by Taryn Lundquist for owner Maya Kahwaji.
Champion H/A Ladies Side Saddle English AATR VICTOREY PASS DDS (GR Psyches Rey x DDA Fames Victory), ridden by owner Kendall Carkhuff.
Champion H/A Pleasure Driving AMERICAS NXT TOPMODEL (The Nobelest x Western Cabernet), driven by owner Mike Beethe.
Champion H/A Country Pleasure Driving JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), driven by Jason Krohn for owner Lindsay Oâ€™Reilly French.
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Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure WD NOBLE LADD (IXL Noble Express x Gifted JG), ridden by Wendy Potts for owner Audrey Zinke.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse VAMPIRE AFIRE (Af ire Bey V x Usandra), ridden by Nicole Perry for owner Burrline LLC.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over BLACK LABEL CCR (Loki x Lady In Red), ridden by owner Candace Berry.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 36-54 GLITTERATI RS (Majesteit x Fasccination), ridden by owner Kristen Meyer.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 KNIGHTS JEWEL (Knight Invader x Desertt Passion), ridden by Lindsay Smith for owner North By Northwest LLC.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AATR 40 & Over GLITTERATI RS (Majesteit x Fasccination), ridden by owner Kristen Meyer.
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Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure AATR 19-39 VICTOREY PASS DDS (GR Psyches Rey x DDA Fames Victory), ridden by owner Kendall Carkhuff.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Select Rider AATR KHARMEN ELECTRA (Kharben x Jacqulyne VF), ridden by owner Rebecca Shupek.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Choice & Elite Riders AATR EC CAUSE TO CELEBRATE (A Noble Cause x EC Brass Motion), ridden by owner Maggie McCarthy.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure JOTR 15-18 BIG TIME DDA (Its Show Time x Ramonas Scarlett), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure JOTR 14 & Under RUSSELL CROWE (Valantino x RPA Electric Jam), ridden by Sarah Porter for owner Maudi Fleming.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure JTR 15-18 BADA BING (AA Apollo Bey x Styling Center), ridden by Anna Redmond for owner Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.
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Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure JTR 14 & Under KRYSTAL LOA ((Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), ridden by Kacia Kapelke for owner Stacy Kapelke.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Select Rider JTR KRYSTAL LOA ((Krewe x Caramacs First Lady), ridden by Kacia Kapelke for owner Stacy Kapelke.
Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure W/T JTR 10 & Under DELIRIOUS PGA (Starof Fame V x Fames Delight), ridden by Isabelle Lurie for owner Sof ia Kavanaugh.
Champion H/A English Show Hack MISS PENSION (Pension CAHR x Misunderstood), ridden by McKenzie Tobeck for owner Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC.
Champion H/A English Show Hack AATR HALSTEADS DEVEN ((Ariberry Bey V x Halsteads Devon), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.
Champion H/A English Show Hack JTR 15-18 MAMA MIA LOA (Mamage x My Lucky Day), ridden by Sarah Esqueda for owner Highland Pride Arabians, Inc.
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Champion H/A English Show Hack JTR 14 & Under DREAM OF LOVE (Baske Afire x Spartan’s Silk Stockings), ridden by Brianna Chamberlain for owner Maya Kahwaji.
Champion H/A Hunter Hack BEYOND THE SEAZ (Al Marah Seazar x Glenna Bay), ridden by Kaylan Herbst for owner Kristin Herbst.
Champion H/A Hunter Hack ATR MBE VERSACE (Eld Willy Bob x Jemini Christmas), ridden by Kelley Long for owner Jackie Alkin.
Champion H/A Mounted Native Costume BOTOX (Apollopalooza x Petra C), ridden by Tamara Collins for owner Erica Mark.
Champion H/A Mounted Native Costume AATR SECOND SIGHT (Afires Vision x Silver Fantasy PV), ridden by owner Dr. Krystal McCulloch.
Champion H/A Mounted Native Costume JTR 18 & Under PENELOPE KREWSE (Krewe x Sultan’s Final Dawn), ridden by owner Nicole Krueger.
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Champion H/A Reining Futurity Classic DUNIT MY WAY RA (Hollywood Dun It x Minding Ps And Qs), ridden by Crystal McNutt for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.
Not pictured, Champion H/A Reining Horse, Bitted SH KARLOTTA (Buenos Partee Dude x Sage Hill Karla), ridden by Jessica Bein for owner Rosethorn Trust. Not pictured, Champion H/A Reining Limit Rider AATR BSF MARSHALL DILLON (Were Dun x Absolute Algerina), ridden by Dan Vokoun for owner Buckshot Farms.
Champion H/A Reining Horse Hackamore/Snaffle Bit DUNIT ON FYRE RA (Brennaâ€™s Golden Dunit x Fyre In The Sky), ridden by Crystal McNutt, O: Vallejo III Ranch LLC.
Champion H/A Reining Horse AAOTR 45 & Over WHATA DOC BAR TR (What It Takes x Smokums Miss Doc Bar), ridden by Rod Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
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Champion H/A Reining Horse AAOTR 19-44 BSF MARSHALL DILLON (Were Dun x Absolute Algerina), ridden by Cori Vokoun for owner Buckshot Farms.
Champion H/A Reining Horse AATR 45 & Over CUSTOM GALE (Custom Crome x SA Phantom Gale), ridden by owner Joe Betten.
Champion H/A Reining Horse AATR 19-44 BSF STARBUCK (Were Dun x Escapade MF), ridden by owner Michelle Pease-Paulsen.
Champion H/A Reining Horse JTR 15-18 SMART PISTOLENA (Fritzees Pistol Pete x Celesteal), ridden by owner Emilia Phelps.
Champion H/A Reining Horse JTR 14 & Under WHOA DAM IT (Okie Paul Quixote x GJ Lady Topaz), ridden by Trentyn Powell for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
Champion H/A Freestyle Reining ATR TAKE YOUR BOOTS OFF (What It Takes x Bootscooten), ridden by owner Hannah Shafer.
Champion Trail Walk/Trot 10 & Under DIAMONDS R AWESOME (NW Awesome x Hy Dazzle Diamond), ridden by owner Brinley Beicker.
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Not pictured â€” Champion H/A Western Trail Horse SH DOCS BUCKAROO (Bardon Docs Mocha x Kdar Holliwanna), ridden by Lou Roper for owner James Callan.
Champion H/A Reined Cow Horse ATR SMART LITTLE ALEX (The Smart Smoke x HF Farena), ridden by Michelle Roberts for owner Carol Roberts.
Champion H/A Western Trail Junior Horse BSF CAPTAIN CALL ((Were Dun x Absolute Algerina), ridden by Lou Roper for owner James Callan.
Champion H/A Reined Cow Horse Limited Horse WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), ridden by Jessica Bein for owner Victoria Roe.
Champion H/A Reined Cow Horse HH TUCKS PLAYBOY (Tucknicolor x Khabreah), ridden by Donald Ulmer for owner Stephen Grove.
Champion H/A Reined Cow Horse Limit ATR WIMPYS LITTLE CAT (Wimpys Little Step x Scat Cat), ridden by owner Victoria Roe.
Champion H/A Working Cow Horse Open and ATR VALLEJO REATAMOON (Rohara Moon Storm x Gay Playnic), ridden by Katharyn Hart for owner Vallejo III Ranch LLC.
Champion H/A Working Cow Horse, Hackamore/Snaffle Bit BUILT BY PEPPY (Little Sorrel Peppy x FAE Zee Princess), ridden by Lance Scheffel for owner Eleanor Hamilton.
Champion Arabian Jumper Stake AM ZIPY SHARP SHOOTER (AM Power Raid x AM Zippy Handsom), ridden by owner Kristin Hardin. Champion Arabian Jumper Stake ATR AM ZIPY SHARP SHOOTER (AM Power Raid x AM Zippy Handsom), ridden by Tyler Holiday Hardin for owner Kristin Hardin. Champion H/A Jumper Stake ATR MJ JAGUAR (KLA Sundance x MJ Tender Moments), ridden by Brennan Kavanagh for owner Donna Kavanagh.
Champion Gamblers Choice Arabian & H/A Jumper ABILIT Y (MHR Nobility x Nikita), ridden by Kristin Hardin for owner Nancy Shafer. Also Champion H/A Jumper Stake.
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Champion Showmanship AATR 36 Years & Over MICHELLE PEASE-PAULSEN, owner of BSF Starbuck (Were Dun x PEASE-PAULSEN Escapade MF).
Champion Showmanship AATR 35 & Under HOLLY FLOYD, owner of Noble Troubadour (Vaguely Noble x Sage Hill Gwen).
Champion Showmanship JTR 15-18 MOLLY MADDEN, owner of Yes Sir Ree Bob (O Key Dough Key x SX Celisse).
Champion Showmanship JTR 11-14 AVERY BROGLE BROGLE, owner of Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze).
Champion Showmanship JTR 10 & Under SIENA KRUEGER with Sambucca Raves (Rave VF x Princess Huck V), for owner Maria Danieli Krueger.
Champion Western Horsemanship AATR 50 & Over GINNY JOHNSON, owner of Lone Star Desperado (RR Star x Lolita V).
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Champion Western Horsemanship AATR 19-49 AMANDA GOLESTANI, owner of Dun Waltzin (Walla Walla Dun It x Francheskaa).
Champion Western Horsemanship JTR 15-18 RYAN MELENDEZ with AM Liberty Parade (AM Friars Moon x Amlighting Raid), for owner Bill Melendez.
Champion Western Horsemanship JTR 14 & Under AVERY BROGLE, owner of Fox On Fire (Fire An Ice x Easter Haze). BROGLE
Champion UPHA Arabian Breeds Challenge Cup 18 & Under RAVEN GROPP GROPP, owner of SA Rapid Fire (Afire Bey V x PF Lady Cameo).
Champion Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 15-18 LEAH JOHNSON JOHNSON,, owner of Sheesapalooza (Apollopalooza x Reletta M).
Champion Saddle Seat Equitation JTR 14 & Under HEATHER RODGERS, owner of The Real Slim Shady (Mamage x Vanityâ€™s Gal). RODGERS
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Champion Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 10 & Under HADLEY AMES, owner of Rohara Americanlegend ( Justafire DGL x Miz American Pie).
Champion Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 15-18 CHER REDMOND with Irresistible (Take Heart x Sing For Joy), for owner Allison Louise Cederberg.
Champion Hunter Seat Equitation Not To Jump JTR 14 & Under SAYLOR WEIDAUER with EVG Quintahn (Enzo x Star of Quintessa), for owner Keertana Reddy.
Champion Reining Seat Equitation JTR 15-18 CAMERON ROHN with Hollywood Spin Doctor (Hollywood White x WBA Lucinda), for owner Shannon Rohn.
Champion Reining Seat Equitation JTR 14 & Under TRENTYN POWELL with TA Giovanni (Kordelas x Gloria AHSB), for owner Silver Aspen Ranch.
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Leaders Of The Times: March Calendar Feature
by Kara Larson
Apalo ( Justify x Gloria Apal)
For Jack and Elizabeth Milam of Regency Cove Arabians, their gilded stallion Apalo (Justify x Gloria Apal) served as a beautiful introduction to the Arabian show ring and breeding world. From the first moment in the spotlight, their first run at a big win, and their first taste of the magic of the Arabian horse, this special stallion was really the beginning of everything their program is coming to be. And even though Apalo still 314 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
wows in the show ring, the Milams now focus on a budding future that stems from their impressive golden stallion. Apaloâ€™s story is one that those close to the halter ring have seen unfold firsthand, but in his present and future, the Milams envisage even bigger things. In the show ring, the 2008 chestnut stallion has been Scottsdale Unanimous International Champion, Las
Vegas World Cup Silver Supreme Champion, U.S. National Reserve Champion, and Region 3 Champion. As for his breeding capacity, Apalo has many desirable and valuable traits to pass on to subsequent generations. Trainer Greg Hazlewood shares, “I love being around Apalo. He’s a very willing horse to be with and I love the consistency of the good things we’re seeing in the Apalo babies. He is continually producing short backs, beautiful eyes, and width of forehead; I think he’s improving upon every mare that he’s been bred to.”
Apalo is proving himself as an outstanding sire with several of his offspring winning major championships, left, Cosmapalotan RCF, the 2014 Silver Sire Champion Open and Auction Yearling Colt, and right, Cirque du Soleil BF, 2014 Region 1 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly.
Elizabeth and Jack are incredibly proud of what he has produced thus far. Elizabeth shares, “Apalo is proving himself as an outstanding sire with several of his offspring winning major championships. Sapheera BWF was the 2013 Region 3 Silver Sire Champion Yearling Filly; Cosmapalotan RCF was the 2014 Silver Sire Champion Open and Auction Yearling Colt, and Cirque du Soleil BF was 2014 Region 1 Champion 2-Year-Old Filly.” She adds, “His 2013 and 2014 foal crop served as an impressive debut for Apalo and several fillies from 2014 made their own debut at the 2015 Scottsdale show. Michael Byatt showed a beautiful yearling named Kitana GRK (Apalo x OFW Rihanna), for owner Gary Kehl of GRK Farms LLC, to second place in a very competitive international filly class.” And the excitement surrounding this stallion doesn’t stop. Hazlewood offers, “When we had our open house in January this year, we got such positive feedback. Nobody had seen Apalo in a year, and it was incredible to be a part of their enthusiasm.” A little over a month later, when the 2015 Scottsdale show rolled around, there were follow-up visits to see Apalo. “When we had Apalo at the horse show and
people were coming back to the stalls to see him, we heard more of the positive feedback about him and his babies,” says Hazlewood. “That was the consistent comment; that he is just getting better and better.” Just last year, Jack and Elizabeth were in the bold beginnings of their breeding endeavors. Now, with more substantial ground to stand on, the Milams can visualize their place in the Arabian breeding world. They care about breeding quality and have undeniable passion for bringing beauty and substance into the marketplace. And as you know, this is a time where breeding horses might be more important than ever. Elizabeth reveals, “We were very new to breeding horses with only our second foal crop hitting the ground last year. But this year, we have a great sense of direction and anticipation for the future.” Considering Apalo to be the anchor of the Regency Cove breeding program for years to come, Elizabeth adds, “We never want to be a large volume breeder, and owning mares does not always mean they will continue on as breeding mares if they don’t produce well. We have comfortable room for every horse we own and breed. We have a few Straight Egyptian mares and several purebred mares from a variety of backgrounds. We are building a solid foundation and look forward to making our program a special one.” n Volume 45, No. 10 | 315
AmAteur Spotlight ... ELEANOR HAMILTON
What are the similarities between yourself and your horse? Hope I know more. What makes you happiest? When all is calm on the home front. What do you most value in your friends? Your horses? In friends, sincerity; in horses, honesty. Which living person do you most admire? First President Bush. What is your motto? Get up and get the hell out of Dodge. If you could be anyone for one day, who would it be and why? Someone young and beautiful—just cuz’! What is your most treasured memory with the Arabian horse? Winning Region 10 Western Pleasure three times with Pennant. What is your very first memory with the Arabian horse? Finding a stack of old Arabian horse magazines in a used bookstore. If you could show one horse from the past, who would you show and why? Hesa Zee. I hope I now know more than he does. If you could have one super power, what would it be and why? Bring peace to the world.
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What is the most memorable piece of show ring advice you’ve ever received? Go in and have fun. What would be your ultimate dream job? At my age, full-time employment.
What do you love most about showing Arabian horses? The line up! And to get there knowing you did the very best you could.
The 40-year-old version of yourself? You are never too old to learn.
Who has had the biggest influence in your involvement with Arabians? My trainers and the Millers.
What have you learned from riding and showing that has helped you in other areas of your life? You can do what you want.
What piece of advice would you give to the 10-year-old version of yourself? Listen and do as told.
Special thanks and appreciation to: my trainers and my horses. n
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DON’T HORSE AROUND WITH UNLAWFUL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES by JUDITH BEVIS LANGEVIN, ZELLE HOFMANN VOELBEL & MASON LLP
My day job is employment lawyer, but whenever I can, I escape to the small boarding facility I own with my sons. Spending time at my barn and helping to run the operation has given me the opportunity to observe the habits of other horse barn owners and operators of small agricultural facilities. For someone familiar with labor and employment laws, it’s scary out there on the farm. When I read the help wanted ads on horse industry list serves and web sites, or check out the bulletin boards at feed stores, or talk to stable and farm owners, I realize that unlawful employment practices are common, and that compliance with labor and employment laws does not seem to be a big concern. Agricultural workers, including workers at horse facilities, are treated differently than non-agricultural workers under the laws of most states, but the differences are actually very limited. The different laws that do exist may lead employers to believe that they are completely exempt from “regular” employment laws. It’s also possible that employers assume enforcement authorities will not be interested in a small farm or barn owner with only a few employees. Whatever the reason for their inattention to the law, these employers are putting themselves at risk and, in some cases, mistreating their workers. Here are some of the mistakes I’ve seen employers in the horse industry make.
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Some barn owners and other agricultural employers are unaware of their obligation to verify that every person they hire is authorized to work in this country. Others know of the obligation but choose to ignore it, perhaps assuming that their practices will not be noticed unless workers complain. By hiring undocumented workers or failing to follow verification documentation requirements, employers put themselves at risk. All employers, large and
small, agricultural or not, are required to verify the identity of each new hire through the use of approved identification. The identification must be copied and recorded on a federal I-9 form and kept by the employer. Employers who don’t complete and keep I-9 forms for each employee are in violation of the law. They may face fines for each violation, and civil and criminal penalties (including jail time) for knowingly employing individuals not authorized to work in the United States.
It’s quite common to encounter farm and barn owners who call their workers independent contractors, but calling someone an independent contractor doesn’t make him or her one. Independent contractor status may seem like a better deal for the business because generally, independent contractors get paid without taxes being withheld, get no benefits, and can’t claim workers’ compensation or unemployment compensation. The business doesn’t have to pay FICA or make other contributions as it would with an employee. The problem is that whether or not a worker is an independent contractor or an employee is a complex legal determination. Government agencies like the Internal Revenue Service, federal or state departments of labor, and anti-discrimination agencies will ignore a worker’s title and look at the following factors: • Control. Who controls how the worker’s job gets done? The more that the barn or farm owner controls the manner, means, and timing of the work, the more likely it is that the worker is an employee. • Equipment. Does the worker use the farm’s or barn’s equipment to do the work, or his or her own equipment? If the worker uses the farm’s equipment, it’s more likely that the worker is an employee.
Under the law of many states, every employer who hires one or more employees (except when hiring a family member) must comply with laws prohibiting discrimination. Federal anti-discrimination laws cover employers with more than 15 employees. Small agricultural employers are not exempt from the laws that prohibit discrimination in hiring based on gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, and other protected class status.
What kinds of discrimination are prohibited vary somewhat from state to state. What’s important to understand is that there is nothing about agricultural work that changes an employer’s obligation to maintain a hiring system and workplace free of discrimination. It’s also important to remember that an individual business owner may, in certain cases, be held personally liable for discriminatory hiring or employment practices.
Exclusivity. Does the worker work for other entities, or just for one? Is the worker allowed to work for others? A worker who only works for one business is more likely to be an employee. Method of compensation. How is the worker paid? By the task or job, or by the hour, day, week or month? Workers paid by the task or job are more likely to be independent contractors, especially if they submit invoices for their work. Classification of similarly situated workers. If a farm has more than one worker doing the same tasks, the workers should all share the same job status—they are either all independent contractors or all employees.
Whether or not a worker is an independent contractor or an employee matters to multiple state and federal authorities, including taxing authorities and those who oversee workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance. Treating a worker as an independent contractor when he or she should be treated as an employee can result in significant legal liability, including fines, penalties, and back taxes.
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Particularly in the horse world, it is common practice for riding students to work in exchange for lessons or a chance to ride an instructor’s horses. The work includes all sorts of labor around the barn, as well as exercising and grooming horses. Such an arrangement may be fine with the student and the instructor, but it may run afoul of the law. According to the United States Department of Labor, a working student will most often be considered an employee, which means that hours, wages, and working conditions must comply with employment laws.
Employers can lawfully offer discounts to employees who use the employer’s services, but cannot exchange work for free services, particularly because tax withholdings cannot be deducted. The better practice is to pay those performing the work and charge them for discounted services such as lessons or access to a horse. Does this require more paperwork? Yes, but the additional paperwork could save the employer from a costly Department of Labor investigation or a lawsuit.
Employers have to report wage payments to state and federal authorities. Unreported cash payments for labor are usually unlawful, and that goes for small agricultural employers and big corporate employers alike. Cash-
strapped state governments are increasingly interested in tracking down cash-only employers and requiring them to pay back taxes, interest, and penalties on the amounts they should have reported as wage payments.
Agricultural employers cannot ignore wage and hour laws without risking significant penalties, even if workers are willing to accept the wages and hours that a farm or barn owner is offering. Investigations by state and federal wage authorities can be initiated by the agencies themselves and do not require a complaint brought by an employee. This means that while an employee could be content with the pay he or she earns, that satisfaction may have no relevance to an investigation.
employers enjoy some exemptions to wage and hour laws, including in states like Minnesota, Colorado, Kentucky, and California, these exemptions are often narrow and may not apply to every employee. Agricultural employers must consider the exemptions individually to determine if they apply. (For example, a barn’s bookkeeper is unlikely to engage in sufficient agricultural work for the agricultural exemption to apply. Therefore, any time the bookkeeper works over 40 hours per week, he or she must be paid overtime—usually one and one-half times the regular hourly rate). Keep in mind that overtime laws and exemptions vary from state to state and can be quite complex.
Wage and hour laws, including minimum wage laws and laws relating to overtime pay, apply to many agricultural employment situations. While agricultural
I’m aware of too many barn or farm owners who seem to think that workers’ compensation insurance and unemployment insurance are optional. This may or may not be true. Some, but not all, family farms are exempt from the requirement to carry workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, and the exemptions depend on complicated factors. In some states, horse breeding and training operations—even if they qualify as a “family
farm”—are specifically not exempted from workers’ compensation insurance requirements. Agricultural operations that aren’t family farms sometimes don’t qualify for exemption at all. In short, the law in this area is complicated, and it’s a big mistake for an agricultural employer to assume that workers’ compensation or unemployment insurance isn’t needed.
Sometimes it takes a government wage and hour audit, an IRS inquiry, a workers’ compensation claim, or a discrimination charge to get an employer to pay attention to the law. That’s a costly and complicated way to learn what the law requires. Better to spend the time and money to bring your employment practices into compliance than
to pay legal fees, penalties, or judgments resulting from violations. Here’s hoping that barn owners and farmers don’t have to find out about employment law the hard way!
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In Memoriam Bobbi Lynn Woodcock (1953-2014)
Bobbi Woodcock started showing, breeding and riding Arabians in the early 1970s. She created the farm Blue Ribbon Farms in the mid-70s. She, alongside her husband, Dr. Paul C. Woodcock, had many wonderful Arabians in Freeland, Mich. They traveled to all the major shows in the area, from Buckeye to Nationals, and of course, Arizona, for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show every year. In 1987, they relocated the family and farm to beautiful Scottsdale, Ariz. Bobbi and her daughter continued to show and have fun, both locally and across the U.S. and Canada. Bobbi had many 1st place and national titles in multiple disciplines. She mentored her daughter, Angela, as well as other children throughout the years. Bobbi was committed to volunteering and promoting the Arabian breed. She loved to help others whether it was by simply offering a kind word, helping them with a horse, giving them a place to be heard, handing out ribbons, helping kids, helping pack the Scottsdale exhibitor envelopes, or anywhere else she was needed.
Bobbi leaves behind her daughter, Angela Kupper, her son, Derek Woodcock, grandsons Austin, Brandon and Joshua Kupper, and many friends and family. She leaves Blue Ribbon Farms in the hands of her daughter Angela, to carry on the legacy. Angela shares her favorite memory of her mother, “When we were at one of the horse shows, I was around 14 years old, and there was an egg and spoon race. I competed and at the end of the race, there was a tie between me and another child. They asked the parents to come out and run the length of the arena with the spoon and egg in their mouth. My mother, all 5’3” of her, ran like the wind—never dropping the egg from the spoon and won us the egg and spoon race. She hated running, but she did it for me. It meant a lot and was one of the many fun horse show times I cherish.”
Don Beau Ferdo (1983-2015)
Virgil and Linda Gremore of Sapulpa, Okla., relate that Don Beau Ferdo (Beau Ibn Hanrah x Donna Ferdraffa, by Don Fersheba), the last breeding grandson of legendary champion Ibn Hanrah, has passed at the age of 31. His pedigree was purely classic since he was doubly descended from Ibn Hanrah with his dam, Donna Ferdraffa, an Indraff granddaughter. Ferdo was bred by Gerald Donoghue of Goliad, Tex., who also bred Cass Ole, the “Black Stallion” of movie fame. Noted for his faultless and muscular conformation, powerful forward movement and high energy, Ferdo produced exceptional youngsters for the Gremores who have bred elements of the Donoghue bloodline for decades. Because of his sweet natured, gentle disposition, small children were frequently found in his stall petting and playing with him. Ferdo participated in a Crabbet Symposium and recently in an exposition honoring very aged horses in superb condition. Ferdo was completely fertile his entire life and his semen is frozen. Admirers are anticipating future foals.
The Gremores will retain two of Ferdo’s get, Donna Felina and Don Ferever, who is proving an unflappable pleasure horse for Virgil who rides in several disciplines at the age of 82. Don Beau Ferdo was deeply loved not only for himself, the epitome of the ‘Desert Arabian’, but for his pedigree, which was a reach back in time.
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April 11-12, 2015, Shea Days @ Quarry Hill Farm, Lakeville, CT. Contact: 860-435-2571. June 26-29, 2015, Saddle Seat Riding Clinic, William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri. Contact: Gayle Lampe, 573-592-4395. August 7-10, 2015, Saddle Seat Riding Clinic, William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri. Contact: Gayle Lampe, 573-592-4395.
April 11-12, 2015, Pacific Slope Championship, Santa Rosa, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. April 19, 2015, Region 11 H/J Offsite Championship, Lake St. Louis, MO. Contact: Ryan Chambers, 314-717-7683. April 23-26, 2015, Region 7 Championship, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 26, 2015, Region 15 26-Mile Competitive Trail Ride Championship, Unionville, PA. Contact: Kim Colket, 610-933-7074. May 2, 2015, Region 12 100-Mile Endurance Championship Ride, Asheville, NC. Contact: Cheryl Newman, 828-665-1531. May 4-9, 2015, Region 12 Championship, Perry, GA. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. May 7-10, 2015, Region 4 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Nampa, ID. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 16-17, 2015, Region 8 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Evelyn Ann Huff, 505-437-0977. May 17, 2015, Region 18 50-Mile Endurance Championship, Millbrook, ON, Canada. Contact: Michelle Bignell, 705-932-2314. May 27-28, 2015, Region 1 Championship and Pre-Show, Del Mar, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 262-355-9101.
May 27-30, 2015, Region 9 Championship, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 28-31, 2015, Region 1 Championship, Del Mar, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. May 29, 2015, Region 4 Dressage 4th Level & Up Offsite Championship, Auburn, WA. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. May 30-31, 2015, Region 5 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Auburn, WA. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. May 31, 2015, Region 14 Hunter/Jumper Offsite Championship, Aiken, SC. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. June 4-6, 2015 Region 8 Championship, Denver, CO. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 10-14, 2015, Region 10 Championship, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Leesa Berhow, 715-294-3092. June 12-14, 2015, Region 13 Dressage/Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Edinburgh, IN. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 13, 2015, Region 1 50-Mile Endurance Championship Ride, Decanso, CA. Contact: Jennifer Bishop, 760-518-7065. June 18-21, 2015, Region 13 Championship, Springfield, OH. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 19-21, 2015, Region 2 Championship, Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Joyce Ann Schroeder, 805-432-6890. June 19-21, 2015, Western Canadian Breeders Championship, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Sproule, 306-752-4240. June 20-21, 2015, Region 10 Sport Horse/ Dressage Offsite Championship, Waukesha, WI. Contact: Nancy Miller, 608-825-9986. June 23-27, 2015, Region 4 Championship, Nampa, ID. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 25-28, 2015, Region 14 Championship, Lexington, KY. Contact: 937-962-4336. June 26-27, 2015, Pacific Slope H/J & Carriage Driving Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 27-28, 2015, Region 3 Sport Horse Offsite Championship, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. July 2, 2015, Eastern Canadian Breeders Championship, London, ON, Canada. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 2-3, 2015, Region 6 Championship, Douglas, WY. Contact: Claude Clark, 406-388-3364.
July 2-5, 2015, Region 11 Championship, Springfield, IL. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. July 2-5, 2015, Region 15 Championship, Lexington, VA. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 3-4, 2015, Region 18 Championship, London, ON, Canada. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 7-11, 2015, Region 3 Championship, Reno, NV. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 7-11, 2015, Region 5 Championship and Pre-Show, Monroe, WA. Contact: 253-847-8842. July 8-11, 2015, Region 16 Championship, W. Springfield, MA. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. July 21-25, 2015, Region 17 Championship, Calgary, Alberta. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. July 31-August 2, 2015, East Coast Championship, Lexington, VA. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383. September 6, 2015, Region 18 Sport Horse & Dressage Championships Offsite, Campbellville, ON, Canada. Contact: Dan Cross, 519-483-2239.
SHOWS APRIL April 3-5, 2015, Fiesta Del Mar A and B Arabian Horse Show, Del Mar, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. April 3-5, 2015, Green Country Spring Fling A and B, Tulsa, OK. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 3-5, 2015, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, IL. Contact: Region 11. April 3-5, 2015, NCAHA/ODAHA Combined Show A and B, Raleigh, NC. Contact: Susan Wagoner, 603-320-9837. April 9-12, 2015, AHANC 66th Annual Arabian and H/A A and B Show, Rancho Murieta, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. April 9-11, 2015, Utah Valley Arabian Show, South Jordan, UT. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. April 10-12, 2015, Pacific Rim Arabian Sport Horse Show, Elma, WA. Contact: Nancy Harlan, 253-797-1914. April 10-12, 2015, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, LA. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815.
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Calendar Of Events April 11, 2015, Equine Ventures Unlimited Arabian Spring Fling One Day Show I and II, Mt. Vernon, MO. Contact: Lenard Davenport, 417-725-3864. April 11-12, 2015, Sunflower Arabian I and II A One Day Show, Wichita, KS. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 11-12, 2015, TAHSSD Spring Show A and B, Sioux Falls, SD. Contact: Summer Jakopak, 605-359-6856. April 12, 2015, Spring Sport Horse One Day Show, Terrell, TX. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-498-7304. April 16-19, 2015, 9th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: 480-471-1715. April 17-19, 2015, AHBAO Spring Classic A, Eugene, OR. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. April 17-19, 2015, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 17-19, 2015, Ringside Sport Extravaganza, Lake St. Louis, MO. Contact: Ryan Chambers, 314-717-7683. April 17-19, 2015, Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A and B, Perry, GA. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. April 17-19, 2015, Virginia Arabian Show & Futurity A and B, Lexington, VA. Contact: Kelva Alexander, 540-351-0010. April 17-19, 2015, OHAHA Springtime A and B Show, Springfield, OH. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. April 17-19, 2015, BCHAA Spring Show, Langley, BC, Canada. Contact: Marla Patterson, 604-574-3785. April 18, 2015, Southern Cross Cutting Spring Fling One Day Show, Foster, OK. Contact: Kristina Garland, 940-580-0383. April 18-19, 2015, Iowa Spring Show A and B, Cedar Rapids, IA. Contact: Region 11. April 18-19, 2015, Central FL Arabian Spring Classic, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Contact: Cheryl Vandeusen, 386-566-4820. April 21-22, 2015, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 24-26, 2015, Aim At The Hood Sport Horse A and B Show, West Linn, OR. Contact: Karen Bragg, 503-682-4982. April 24-26, 2015, Daffodil Arabian Spring A and B Show, Monroe, WA. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. April 24-26, 2015, Border Bonanza A and B, Sedalia, MO. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. 324 | ARABIAN HORSE TIMES
April 24-26, 2015, Mason Dixon Classic, Quentin, PA. Contact: Pamela Turner, 607-739-3341. April 24-26, 2015, The Spring Fling, Ponoka, AB, Canada. Contact: Aldona Tracey, 780-986-6731. April 26, 2015, Spring Trail And Over Fences One Day Show, Terrell, TX. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-498-7304. April 26, 2015, Royale Ranch Sport Horse & Dressage Show, Oâ€™Fallon, IL. Contact: Janet Corvallis, 618-344-5595. April 26, 2015, BAHA Spring Blast Open One Day Show, Shelbyville, KY. Contact: Lorie Henderson, 502-477-1018. April 30-May 3, 2015, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. April 30-May 2, 2015, Michigan All Arabian A and B Show, Mason, MI. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. MAY May 1-3, 2015, Red Bluff Arabian Horse Show, Corning, CA. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 1-3, 2015, Colorado Classic Horse Show, Denver, CO. Contact: Martin Cockriel, 303-841-3414. May 1-3, 2015, Sahara Sands Spring Classic, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. May 1-3, 2015, Empire State Arabian Spring Show, Syracuse, NY. Contact: Gaylon Medley, 315-626-6790. May 3, 2015, Rain or Shine Benefit One Day Show, Cle Elum, WA. Contact: Lisa Joy Kolke, 360-687-2256. May 7-10, 2015, Treasure Valley Classic, Nampa, ID. Contact: Ginny Kelsch, 208-884-3071. May 7-10, 2015, Cascade Arabian Youth Benefit, Spanaway, WA. Contact: Renate Cowan, 360-807-4217. May 7-10, 2015, AAHABC Sport Horse Classic A and B, Langley, BC, Canada. Contact: Sandra Mann, 604-532-8766. May 8-10, 2015, Region 2 Spring Qualifier, Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. May 8-10, 2015, Great Plains Arabian Classic A and B Show, Lincoln, NE. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. May 8-10, 2015, NIAHAC May II Show, Springfield, IL. Contact: Ryan Chambers, 314-717-7683. May 8-10, 2015, Sahiba Arab Spring Show, Frankfort, KY. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114.
May 8-10, 2015, Hudson Valley Arabian Show, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 9-10, 2015, Milestone Spring Show, Campbellville, ON, Canada. Contact: Cheryl Smith-Ehrlick, 905-854-0762. May 13-15, 2015, Zia Classic A and B, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Evelyn Ann Huff, 505-437-0977. May 14-17, 2015, NYS Horse Breeders Show, Syracuse, NY. Contact: Tari Weston, 315-701-9378. May 15-17, 2015, Diablo Arab Spring Show, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. May 15-17, 2015, AHACO Arab Show A and B, Eugene, OR. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. May 15-17, 2015, ARK Arabian Victory Challenge Show A and B, Texarkana, AR. Contact: Alan Harmon, 501-330-2272. May 15-17, 2015, NJ HAHA A and B, Allentown, NJ. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. May 16, 2015, Utah AHC May Madness One Day Show, South Jordan, UT. Contact: Dayle Dickhaut, 208-234-0157. May 16-17, 2015, NMAHA May One Day Show I and II, Verndale, MN. Contact: Mary Smith, 859-489-3145. May 21-22, 2015, IEAHC Memorial Day Classic A and B Show, Spokane, WA. Contact: Lisa Kolke, 360-687-2256. May 21-24, 2015, Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, OH. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. May 22-24, 2015, SCHAA Arabian Show, Temecula, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. May 22-24, 2015, CAHC Spring Show A and B, Denver, CO. Contact: Farra Baker, 303-355-7633. May 22-24, 2015, Spindletop Spring Arabian Show, Katy, TX. Contact: Charlene Lynch, 214-403-0460. May 22-24, 2015, AHC of CT Horse Show, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. May 22-24, 2015, The Badger Classic, Jefferson, WI. Contact: Pamela Scoggins, 217-369-7753. May 23-24, 2015, MAHA Spring One Day Show I and II A, Billings, MT. Contact: Becky McAllister, 406-861-4929. May 23-24, 2015, Iowa Memorial Weekend A and B, Des Moines, IA. Contact: Region 11.
Calendar Of Events May 27-31, 2015, Illinois/Arab Inc. All Arabian Show, Springfield, IL. Contact: Region 11. May 28-29, 2015, Arabian Sport Horse Celebration and R4 Qualifier, Auburn, WA. Contact: Kaye Phaneuf, 503-651-3037. May 29, 2015, Aurora 4/5 Qualifier A and B Show, Ponoka, AB, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. May 29-30, 2015, NC PAHA Arabian Show, Hughesville, PA. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. May 29-31, 2015, Comstock Spring Fiesta A and B Show, Carson City, Nevada. Contact: Shannon Johnson, 775-750-0237. May 29-31, 2015, Showtime 2015, East Lansing, MI. Contact: Sally Epps, 920-992-3293. May 29-31, 2015, Palmetto Sport Horse Classic, Aiken, SC. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. May 29-31, 2015, Virginia Arabian Show and Futurity A and B, Doswell, VA. Contact: Kelva Alexander, 540-351-0010. May 30-31, 2015, Aurora Arabian Summer Show, Ponoka, AB, Canada. Contact: Marion Enders, 403-227-0538. May 30-31, 2015, SAHA Spring Icebreaker, Moose Jaw, SK, Canada. Contact: Chantelle Dawn Rutledge, 306-483-2434. JUNE June 2-6, 2015, The Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: www.pyramidsociety.org June 3, 2015, Region 8 Lead-In Show, Denver, CO. Contact: Jo Anne Read, 303-648-3261. June 5-7, 2015, Gold Coast Classic, Watsonville, CA. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. June 5-7, 2015, Eastern Classic, Hamburg, NY. Contact: Lindsey Hager, 716-481-4907. June 6-7, 2015, Medallion II A and B Show, Wilmington, OH. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 6-7, 2015, AHAEC Summer Sizzler, Western Agriplex, London, ON. Canada. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. June 9-10, 2015, Region 10 Pre-Show, St. Paul, MN. Contact: Leesa Berhow, 715-294-3092. June 11-14, 2015, WA Midsummer Classic A and B, Monroe, WA. Contact: Bonny Braden, 425-338-1431. June 11-14, 2015, Blue Ridge Arabian Classic A and B, Lexington, VA. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. June 11-14, 2015, Hoosier Horse Classic, Edinburgh, IN. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039.
June 12-14, 2015, The Alberta Classic A and B, Ponoka, AB, Canada. Contact: Aldona Tracey, 780-986-6731. June 12-14, 2015, NJ HAHA Classic, Allentown, NJ. Contact: Joan Mitch, 610-914-7008. June 17-18, 2015, Region 2 Pre-Show, Santa Barbara, CA. Contact: Joyce Ann Schroeder, 805-432-6890. June 17, 2015, Region 13 Pre Show A and B, Springfield, OH. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. June 20, 2015, Summer Salsa One Day Show A and B, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. June 20-22, 2015, Region 4 Pre-Show, Nampa, ID. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. June 21, 2015, Summer Salsa Sport Horse and Dressage One Day Show, Albuquerque, NM. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. June 24, 2015, Region 14 Silverama, Lexington, KY. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. June 25, 2015, Tulip Festival Show, Richmond Fairgrounds, Richmond, ON, Canada. Contact: Lisa McGowan, email@example.com June 25-26, 2015, Pacific Coast Arabian Sport Horse Classic, Elk Grove, CA. Contact: Annette Wells, 530-344-1706. June 25-27, 2015, AHANE 61st “BIG MONEY” Arabian Show, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Lurline Combs, 603-627-8645. June 27-28, 2015, PA Junior Amateur Games I and II One Day Show, Centre Hall, PA. Contact: Patricia McQuiston, 570-924-4836. June 27-28, 2015, Island Classics Arabian Horse Show, Victoria, BC, Canada. Contact: Gerald McDonald, 250-722-2150. JULY July 1, 2015, Region 11 Pre-Show A and B, Springfield, IL. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. July 1, 2015, Markel Firecracker Classic, Lexington, VA. Contact: Marilyn Norton, 715-514-5478. July 2, 2015, Region 18 Last Chance, London, Ontario. Contact: Pam Worts, 519-681-3943. July 5-7, 2015, Region 3 Last Chance Qualifying Show, Reno, NV. Contact: Sharon Richards, 916-645-2288. July 6, 2015, Region 5 Pre-Show, Monroe, WA. Contact: Patricia Ann Hough, 253-847-8842. July 8, 2015, Region 16 Hunter/Jumper Qualifier, West Springfield, MA. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039.
July 9-12, 2015, Great Arabian Get Together, Randolph, MN. Contact: Leesa Berhow, 715-294-3092. July 10, 2015, Road Runner Sport Horse Qualifying One Day Show, Tucson, AZ. Contact: Rosemary Gordon Panuco, 520-797-6921. July 11-12, 2015, OVAHA Summer Sizzler II A and B, Springfield, OH. Contact: Jean Hedger, 937-434-6114. July 30, 2015, Eastern Arab Horse Show, Lexington, VA. Contact: Pamela McDermott, 770-728-4383.
July 18-25, 2015, Youth Nationals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. August 16-22, 2015, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. September 15-20, 2015, Sport Horse Nationals, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500. October 23-31, 2015, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.
June 13-14, 2014, Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship, Menton. Contact: http://www. mentonarabianhorseshow.com August 14-16, 2015, Polish National Championships, Poland. Contact: http://www. janow.arabians.pl/en/shows/ September 25-27, 2015, Aachen National Championships and All Nations Cup, Aachen, Germany. Contact: http://vzap.org November 27-29, 2015, Salon du Cheval, Paris World Championships. Contact: en.salon-cheval.com *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho. org for additional international shows and information. Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates.
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IntArah Dream Embryo Auction...............................................................12, 13
Jade Creek Arabians .................................................................. 30Western (144) Johnson, Robin.......................................................................... 30Golladay (110) Johnson, Sarah Jayne ....................................................................................... 261 JT Keller Performance Horses .................................................. 14Western (128)
King, Jacquelyn ................................................................................................ 196 Knocke Arabians.............................................................................................. BC
Lambert Arabians ....................................................................................270, 271
Larson, Kara................................................................ 24-25Golladay (104, 105) Long Meadow Arabians .................................................. 6-7Western (120, 121) Lorick, Janice & Neville.............................................. 12-13Western (126, 127) Lotto, John, Lori & Layna....................................................... 30Golladay (110) Love, Gretchen .......................................................................... 16Western (130)
Marino Arabians................................................................................37MW (63) Markel .............................................................................................................. 326 Marnie, Karen............................................................................ 25Western (139) Maroon Fire Arabians ..................................................................................... 327 Matlack, DVM, David .................................................................................... 173 McCrary, Stacy ........................................................................................192, 193 McCulloch, Krystal ......................................................................................... 272 Metcalfe, Yvonne .............................................................................................263 Michalów State Stud ............................................................. 16-17MW (42, 43) Midwest Station I ............................................................................................ BC Midwest .......................................................8-11, 25, 12-52MW (38-78), 78, 79 Modrich Family, The .................................................................18Western (132) Moore, Tom, Liz & Emily ......................................................... 14Golladay (94) Morton, Janice & Laura ............................................. 22-23Golladay (102, 103)
Oak Haven Arabians South LLC ..........................................................190, 191 Oak Haven Arabians ................................................................................187-201 Oak Ridge Arabians ..................16-17MW (42, 43), 46MW (72), 49MW (75) O’Reilly, Nancy................................................................................................ 275
Packer, Lynn .........................................................26-27Western (140, 141), 172 Palmetto Arabians ............................................................. 113, 56Western (170) Pastorino, Daniel & Fabiana .............................................................51MW (77) Pate, Simon, Jane, Emily & Lauren ........................................ 30Golladay (110) Pay-Jay Arabians .............................................................................................. 326 Pitassi Family ............................................................................. 21Western (135)
Quintessa Partners LLC ...................................................................47MW (73)
R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................................... 327 Rae-Dawn Arabians ................................................................................224, 225 Randy Sullivan’s Training Center........................ 24-27Western (138-141), 172 Red Tail Arabians LLC ............................................................. 10Golladay (90) Regency Cove Farm............................................................................7, 332, IBC Rick Gault Training .................................................... 12-13Western (126, 127) Rickert, Michelle ...................................................................... 28Golladay (108) Rodgers, Lynn, Cinda & Heather .................................................................. 273 Rooker Training Stables .................................................................................. 195 Rosecrest Arabians .....................................................................................IFC, 1 Royal Arabians ................................................................................................... 17 Russell, Joe & Katie ......................................................................................... 281
Schwing, Jessica ............................................................................................... 197 Setting Sun Stables LLC ............................................ 10-11Western (124, 125) Shadow Oak Arabians ..................................................................................... 292 Shea Stables ...................................................................................................... 327 Shearer, Jennifer ............................................................................................... 275 Show Season................................................................................32Western (146) Siemon Stables ................................................................................................. 173 Silver Stag Arabians LLC ............................................................................18-21 Smith, Laura ................................................................................................... 255 Stella Bella Arabians................................................................................226, 227 Strand’s Arabians .........................................................15-16Western (129, 130)
Tangle Ridge Farm ....................................................................21Golladay (101) The Abel Family ........................................................................................... 10,11 The El Rasheem Group ........................................................38-39MW (64, 65) Tiziani, Alexa & McKella........................................................ 27Golladay (107) Trautman, Bruce & Karna ....................................................... 28Golladay (108) Trotwood Farm .......................................................................... 22Western (136)
Vallejo III Ranch LLC............................................................................290, 291 Vicki Humphrey Training Center .......................................................... 260-266
Walker, Kimberly............................................................................................. 199 Weegens, Todd & Glena ....................................................... 49-50MW (75, 76) Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc. .................................................................... 327
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Published on Mar 30, 2015