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U.S. NatioNal arabiaN YearliNg ColtS with g reg g allĂşN 2014 Scottsdale Unanimous Junior Champion Colt 2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup Unanimous Gold Supreme Champion Yearling Colt Owned by Conquest BR Partners, LLC Neil Braverman & Jeff Sloan, Managing Partners


SCID & CA Clear Versace x Lee Anna Psy by Padrons Psyche

Represented by Gallún Farms, Inc Greg & Nancy Gallún Santa Ynez, CA ~ 805.693.0083 www.gallunfarms.com


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Contents Issue 9 • Volume 45, No. 4A & 4AA

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Comments From The Publisher Cover Story: Mission WR—Homegrown Chrome

by Kara Larson

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2014 U.S. Nationals Preview—A Show For Many Reasons

by Anne Stratton

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2014 Amateur Snapshots, Part I 2014 Amateur Snapshots, Part II Behind The Scenes with Roxann Hart: A Look At The Woman Who Created Rohara

by Mary Kirkman

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2014 Amateur Snapshots, Part III Jack And Elizabeth Milam

by Jane Smith

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Q&A With Neil Braverman Calendar Of Events Looking Ahead Index Of Advertisers

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Comments From The Publisher Leaders Of The Times: Beloveds Farm

by Kara Larson

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Faces & Places AHT Journeys Presents—Arabians International

by Jeff Wallace

33AA Cover Story: OH Dancing On Heir & Oak Haven Arabians Volume 45, No. 4A $7.50

by Anne Stratton

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Up Close And Personal With Allan Ehrlick

by Mary Kirkman

2Guzzo

The Guzzo Adventure

by McKay Stirland

152 AA

Presenting The Personalities: Ricardo Rivero

by McKay Stirland

180AA 2014 Amateur Snapshots, Part IV 197AA Tips On Surviving U.S. Nationals

by Lyndsay Smith

204AA Amateur Spotlight: Shamrock Sisters 218AA Canadian Nationals 2014: A Beautiful Turnout In Brandon

On The Cover:

Mission WR

(Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Psong), owned by Mark Sylla and Claire Larson. See page 12A.

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by Kara Larson

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me 2014 Iowa Gold Star—Big Fun Under The Big Top

by Kara Larson

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25 Things You Don’t Know About Me In Memoriam The Journey Of A Small Breeder—Risking Everything For A Big Dream

by Michelle Pape

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Looking Ahead Index Of Advertisers


Photography by: Stuart Vesty Design by: mickĂŠandoliver

The evolution of excellence Already Champion in two continents, we look forward to his future. by Marwan Al Shaqab ex Athina El Jamaal by Maysoun contact: info@aljassimyafarm.com | www.aljassimyafarm.com

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Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee Writers Mary Kirkman Kara Larson Anne Stratton Jeff Wallace Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Walter Mishek 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 © Copyright AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Articles or opinions published by the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times are not necessarily the expressed views of the AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times. AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times is not responsible for the accuracy of advertising content or manipulation of images that are provided by the advertiser. ARABIAN HORSE TIMES (ISSN 0279-8125) Volume 45, No. 4, September 2014, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 20276 Delaware Avenue, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. Periodical postage paid at Jordan, Minnesota 55352 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • P OSTMASTER: Please send returns to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; and address changes to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816. For subscription information, call 1-855-240-4637 (in the U.S.A.) or 952-492-3213 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • P .O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816 • Tel: 952-492-3213 • F ax: 952-492-3228 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

What Comes First? Sometimes it seems as if I can hardly go to a horse show, pick up a publication or attend an Arabian horse meeting that I don’t hear a discussion of our breed’s two biggest challenges. One is our need to encourage more people to breed horses. It is hard to ignore the fact that as our show horses age, there aren’t enough foals born every year to replace them, and over the past few years, we haven’t seen our number of registrations rise. And two, we also need to attract new people to the breed. I think we need to recognize that these two issues are not separate. Arabian horse owners need an incentive to breed, and the best one may not be the money programs (although undoubtedly they help—I would sure not say give them up). But the best incentive I can think of is to have a robust market in which to sell horses, and that means recruit new people to the breed who will increase the number of buyers. We can’t expect owners to breed if they feel there is good chance they will be unable to sell their foals. With that thought, I believe we all need to work on attracting new people—all of us, more than we ever have before. As many of us as can, also need to breed horses, and I sincerely hope that our numbers don’t go down any further. But I know for sure that if we don’t attract new owners, those figures will continue to decrease. Our first priority should be to create a market that demands more breeding. How do we attract new people? There are many ways, most of which we all know. Now is the time that we make them happen. We need more lesson programs and academy shows for beginners to get this started, and all training programs should be encouraged to add lessons to the services they offer. We should encourage people to open their doors to newcomers and have open barn days with basic demonstrations. We should encourage farms and training barns to host school field trips and charity events that allow people to be exposed to the Arabian horse. And there are more ways if we are passionate enough about promoting our breed. The Arabian horse will sell itself. We just have to give it the chance to meet as many people as possible.

Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher 6A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Justify x Gloria Apal Proudly owned by Jack & Elizabeth Milam Newcastle, Oklahoma www.RegencyCoveFarms.com Contact Greg Hazlewood mobile: 602.549.8726

Hazearabians@aol.com www.HazlewoodArabians.com

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Ready FoR an awaRd -winning PeRFoRmance, centeR Stage ...tulSa

u.S. national chamPionShiPS aRabian FutuRity FillieS with gReg gallĂşn

Sired by Gazal Al Shaqab Out of Sonora Sunset WF by Desert Heat VF+/

Proudly bred & owned by: M A Shatila Scottsdale ~ Arizona

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BASKGHAZI APPLAUDS 3 4 SI BLING BASKE AFI RE REVUE SMP

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F UT URE IS THE RESULT OF A LEGENDARY PAST .

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure

Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • Region 12 Spotlight Stallion Scottsdale Signature Stallion • WCAHA All Star Futurity • AEPA Enrolled Sire

Rod & Jacqueline Thompson

Lenoir City, TN

Office: 865.816.0070 / Trainer: 865.816.2406

www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

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Cover Story:

Mission

WR

Homegrown Chrome by KARA LARSON

With four white socks, a perfect blaze, and a distinctively crimson chestnut coat, Mission WR (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Psong) is hard to miss. Owned by Mark Sylla of Westridge Farms and longtime breeder Claire Larson, this 3-year-old colt has the pedigree of a great horse and a show record that boasts the same. Taking home the 2014 championship in the Scottsdale Signature Three-Year-Old Colt class as well as the 2014 Canadian National Championship in the Futurity Colt class, Mission has done his fair share of impressing in the show ring. One of most impressed is part owner Claire Larson. He shares, “He’s well bred and he’s very well put together; a truly correct horse who should be a wonderful breeding stallion with his pedigree and quality. And if you like color, his four white socks make him incredibly flashy and showy.” As the breeders of Mission WR, the Syllas are justly proud of what their homegrown stallion is shaping into. On the success Mission has already accrued, Val Sylla shares, “It is the culmination of everything we have been breeding for. We bought his mother, ATA Psyche Psong, who is a national champion in her own right, with the idea that she could produce something very special. His sire, Marwan Al Magnifficco, also a national champion, meshed well with her pedigree. Misson has certainly proven that.” 12A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

She adds, “We think he will be as great a breeding stallion as he has been a show horse. This is what everyone in this business dreams about, but for this particular horse, he is truly special because of his backstory.” In reference to this, it should be noted that Mission’s early life was anything but easy. Sylla offers, “Mission WR was born on May 22, 2011, and by August 5th of 2011, he was an orphan, as his mother foundered and had to be put to sleep. At just one and a half months old, his mother became unable to stand. He actually pawed at her gently and she allowed him to nurse lying down. It was amazing to watch. He was so loving to her when he could have been a bit naughty or wild since he never got out of his stall.” Sylla adds, “Once she passed, he was put out in a pasture with the mare and foal stalled next to him. He was very shy and withdrawn for some time. He had to grow up very quickly and he handled it with maturity and dignity for such a young foal. We are so very proud for what he has grown to become.” In the long journey from this tough start, trainer Andrew Sellman is also incredibly pleased with the progress of this handsome Wisconsin stallion. “He is the real deal—a super high-end horse. Every part of him is excellent. And that is what makes him great. I think nowadays it takes a really complete horse to be super successful and he is a very complete, well-made horse.”


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These are attributes that have translated very well in the show ring. “In Canada, he was a real standout and handled himself very well in that class. We were very pleased with the results. Going to U.S. Nationals, I am very excited to show him and I think he has an excellent chance to be very successful.” Beyond U.S. Nationals, Mission’s team is focused on his potential as a breeding stallion. And this is an area in which Sellman is quite confident. “I think he will be a great breeding horse. From a pedigree standpoint and also from physical attributes—he has so much to offer so many mares. There’s no trait that you’d be disappointed in if passed on. In so many cases with breeding stallions, people hope for

certain desirable characteristics to be passed along while hoping that the mare makes up for the areas in which the stallion may be lacking. No matter which part Mission passes along, it will be an excellent attribute.” Also unique in this promising stallion’s future, the Syllas hope for a little diversity to be added to his repertoire as well. “We plan to show him in the halter division and also in performance in due time. Trainer, Jenna Ball, already had him broke to ride before we took him to Andy Sellman to pursue his halter career. He will also continue as a breeding stallion; he has 14 mares confirmed in foal for this next coming year, and we cannot wait to see what that brings for all.” n Volume 45, No. 4 | 13A


Egan photo

Andy, Angie, Grayson, Saige & Dayne

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Andrew & Angie Sellman 92 County Road F River Falls, Wisconsin 54022 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com

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*Marwan Al Shaqab Ă— *Maya El Jamaal

Senior StallionS with andrew Sellman

Proudly owned by Al Maliik LLC Dan & Suzanne Acevedo almaliik.stallion@gmail.com

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Standing at Argent Farms 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com


2014 Las Vegas WorLd Cup Bronze supreme Champion senior staLLion 2014 region 14 Champion staLLion

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Justify x JJ Astounding Echo

Senior mareS with andrew Sellman

2014 unanimouS region 10 Champion mare Proudly bred & owned by DST Arabians Dave & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com 18A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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Pyro Thyme SA x Jullye Jones JCA

Senior mareS with andrew Sellman mare halter aaoth with leSlie Sommer

Proudly owned by Shamrock Farms LLC Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com

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2014 region 14 Champion mare aoth 2014 laS VegaS world Cup Champion 5-Year-old mare

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*Gazal Al Shaqab x Karess

three-Year-old ColtS with andrew Sellman

Proudly owned by Joanne Gunabalan Clarkston, MI • JrGunabalan@aol.com Bred by Mulawa Arabian Stud Standing at Argent Farms 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com 22A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


auStralian national Champion 2014 unanimouS SCottSdale Champion three-Year-old Colt 2014 unanimouS region 10 Champion Stallion

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DA Valentino x Always An Angel

three-Year-old FillieS with andrew Sellman

2014 laS VegaS world Cup Bronze Supreme Champion Junior mare 2014 unanimouS Canadian national Champion mare 2014 unanimouS region 14 Champion mare

Proudly owned by Al Mohamadia Stud HRH Prince Abdullah Bin Fahd Al Saud Manager Bruce McCrea Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com 24A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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Marwan Al Magnifficoo x ATA Psyches Psong

FuturitY ColtS with andrew Sellman

Proudly owned by Mark & Val Sylla Claire & Margaret Larson Andrew & Angie Sellman Standing at Argent Farms 715.425.9001 www.ArgentFarms.com 26A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


2014 laS VegaS world Cup SilVer Supreme Champion Junior Stallion 2014 unanimouS Canadian national Champion FuturitY Colt

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Eden C x Miss Fame MRM

2-Year-old ColtS with andrew Sellman

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2014 SCottSdale Champion 2-Year-old Colt 2014 unanimouS Canadian national Champion 2-Year-old JaCkpot Colt 2014 laS VegaS world Cup gold Supreme Champion Junior Colt

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FA El Shawan x H Zandra H

Two-Year-old Fillies wiTh andrew sellman

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2013 U.s. naTional reserve Champion Yearling FillY 2014 region 10 Champion 2-Year-old FillY

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Aria Impresario x L4R Lamala

Yearling ColTs wiTh andrew sellman

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*ZT Marwteyn x Forbidden Love LL

Yearling Fillies wiTh andrew sellman

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*Marwan Al Shaqab x Valori TRF

Yearling Fillies wiTh andrew sellman

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2014 Canadian naTional Champion Yearling FillY 2014 region 10 Champion Yearling FillY

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Justify x Afire Star

arabian sTallions aaoTh wiTh adam riCkarT

vesty

2014 scottsdale & region 10 Champion stallion aoTh Proudly owned by Adam Rickart Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com

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Bey Ambition x TF Falconsimprint

arabian sTallions aaoTh wiTh laUra koCh

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DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M

aRabian maRes aaoth with angie sellman

2014 Canadian national ReseRve Champion

2014 Region 10 Champion 2013 Canadian national Champion FutuRity Filly Proudly owned by Claire & Margaret Larson Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com 40A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna

arabian 2-Year-old geldings wiTh andrew sellman

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*Besson Carol x Jusst One Look

arabian geldings aaoTh wiTh renae mendel

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Nadir I x Prima Dona KA

arabian geldings aaoTh wiTh sTeve smiTh

vesty

vesty

2014 Canadian naTional reserve Champion 2011 U.s. naTional Champion gelding aoTh Proudly owned by The Smith Family Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com Volume 45, No. 4 | 43A


Magnum Psyche x Flameworthy

halF-arabian mares sToCk/hUnTer TYpe wiTh andrew sellman

multi-national Champion Proudly owned by Acevedo Arabians Dan & Suzanne Acevedo almaliik.stallion@gmail.com

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AAS-Elishahh x Veyonce

halF-arabian Yearling geldings wiTh andrew sellman

2014 Canadian national Champion half-arabian Yearling gelding 2014 region 10 Champion half-arabian Yearling gelding Proudly owned by Stonegate Farm Jay Krusenstjerna & Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna Argent Farms • 715.425.9001 www.argentfarms.com Volume 45, No. 4 | 45A


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presents

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Miss Pension (Pension x Misunderstood)

Owned by: Whelihan Arabian Farms

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Photo courtesy of Brett Franklin

H/A English Show Hack AAOTR with McKenzie Tobeck


Hes so Fine Photo courtesy of Osteen | Schatzberg

(Pension x Misunderstood)

H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Tom Hansen H/A Pleasure Driving with Mike Whelihan Owned by: Tom and Leola Hansen

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THrillicious (Baske Afire x Koriene)

H/A Country English Pleasure Open with Mike Whelihan H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Diane Franklin Owned by: Diane Franklin

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in THe Heir TonigHT (Afires Heir x Ames Jasmine)

Arabian English Pleasure Open with Mike Whelihan Arabian English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Diane Franklin Owned by: Diane Franklin

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Blazn sTar (Pension x Jeweled Spirit)

H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over with Deborah Haug Owned by: Deborah and Eric Haug

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JuMPing Jack FlasH BF (MHR Nobility x Movie Maker)

H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Deborah Haug Owned by: Deborah and Eric Haug

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sHowgirl

skF

(Vegaz x Starr Llight)

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity with Deborah Haug Owned by: Scion Arabians, LLC

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Beyond THe glory (Cologne x Admirals Supreme Glory)

Photo courtesy of Brett Franklin

H/A Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over with Gail Leavitt Owned by: Gail Leavitt

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ludicris (Baske Afire x Precisely Poppy)

H/A English Pleasure Open with Mike Whelihan Owned by: Donna McArthur

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Best of luck to everyone.

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roYal aNd readY For roSeS...

U.S. NatioNal ChampioNShipS arabiaN YearliNg FillieS with greg gallúN

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Sired by Da Vinci FM Out of Duchess Of Marwan by Marwan Al Shaqab

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2014 East Coast Championships Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

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2014 Region 15 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

2014 Region 12 Unanimous Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

*NNL Ultimate Bey x Zippos Michelle Proudly owned by Joelle & Robert Wright East Manor Arabians www.TommyGarland.com

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2013 Region 16 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse & AATR Select

2013 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Select 2013 Regions 12 & 15 Top Five Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse & AATR Select

2014 Scottsdale Top Ten Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2014 Region 12 Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse

Arezzo NL x Hollygolitely DDF Proudly owned by Joelle & Robert Wright East Manor Arabians For sales information call Tommy’s cell: 804.241.1717

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2014 East Coast Championships Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

2014 Region 15 Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity 2014 Region 15 Reserve Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse

Majik Of Marwan x WH Esdee Matt Murray, REALTOR www.miamihorsecountry.com Farms, Groves, Acreage, Ocean Front Estates & Condominiums 305.588.2534

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2013 Region 3 Champion Arabian Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse

2014 Region 15 Top Five Arabian Country English Pleasure 2014 Scottdale Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure

Afire Bey V x Helen Hayes X Proudly owned by Bruce & Lucinda Miller www.TommyGarland.com

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2009 Purebred Gelding Hucks Connection V+/ x Afire Love VF Available for Purchase

2009 Purebred Gelding Hucks Connection V+/ x Indigo Moun+/ 2014 Region 15 Top Five Available for Purchase

For sales information call Tommy’s cell: 804.241.1717 See them all in Tulsa!

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2011 Half-Arabian Mare Hucks Connection V+/ x Risa Available for Purchase

Proudly owned by Jacques Lapointe Phone: 704.243.7036 • E-mail: Janprointl1@aol.com www.HucksConnectionV.com

2008 Purebred Mare Baske Afire x Dawson Cool Lady Owned by Donald Dawson Available for Purchase

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2014

U.S. U.S.Nationals NationalsPreview Preview —A Show For MAny reASonS by ANNE STRATTON

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Estes Park, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Louisville, Albuquerque, Tulsa—the U.S. Nationals has come to town somewhere every fall (or, in the beginning, summer) for the past 56 years. This year, Arabian horse enthusiasts will descend on Tulsa, Okla., from all over the country October 17-25. Of course, the giant road show that is “the Nationals” will attract horsemen several days before; the expected 1,750 horses don’t move in overnight, nor do they move in without their luggage. By the time tack rooms have been organized, wash areas set up and groom’s accommodations designated, almost 4,000 stalls at Tulsa Expo Center will have been dedicated to the most prestigious event in the Arabian horse breed. The show is famous for the stress and pressure that goes with the territory of an important competition. But it is equally well known for the pride inherent in winning one of its silver or bronze trophies.

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y its nature, the Nationals is somewhat the same every year. But every show evolves, AHA Executive Vice President Glenn Petty points out. “In all my years of managing horse shows, I thought one of these years I wouldn’t have to make any changes to the prize list except for the officials,” he smiles. He doesn’t manage the U.S. Nationals, but works closely with its Show Commission. “That never happens. The reality is that all breeds and disciplines are forever changing.” In 2014, the changes are more like tweaks, but there are several of them. One is that the top halter finals are back for good on Friday and Saturday nights. Although it means giving up the more atmospheric Pavilion for the less glamorous Ford Truck Arena, the last two years have shown that fans prioritize the timing—and its attendant prestige—more than the venue. And a new focus is directed at the Trail Division this year; classes will be moving from the Mustang Arena to the Pavilion before the halter division begins its preliminary competition. Entries also can expect new and upgraded equipment, the same as may be found at the Morgan Grand National and Quarter Horse World shows. Even with the lengthy roster of classes already lined up, new events have been slated, among them Showmanship AATH and Amateur English Trail. New prizes also are on offer in the reining division, where AHA is funding commemorative belt buckles for the champions. Not everything, of course, relates to competition. Six new members will be inducted into the Judges’ Hall of Fame and recognized at a reception in the AHA booth at 5 p.m. on the closing Saturday. This year’s honorees include Jim Brown, Cecile Dunn, Richard Sereni, Stanley White, and posthumously, Fern Bittner and Mike Villaseñor. Also new are a “Name The Foal” Contest, featuring a foal donated by ChrisShan Park, and a Blue Room (social media booth).

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Of course, many familiar elements of the show will be back, often bigger than before. Petty observes that this year will see the growth of the Tail Tour promotions, as AHA is continuing its alliance with the Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Oklahoma. “The thing I love about that is that the vast majority of our Arabian horse owners are female, and typically the kids get involved with horses at 10 and younger,” he says. “Because of the demographics, the Girl Scouts are just super.” That goes hand-in-hand with some of the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund activities. For several years, that organization has hosted fundraisers at the Nationals to benefit its cause, but each year it has increased its participation. Now it also works with the Tulsa Junior League in community outreach, some of which is to children. “We take horses to schools and to the Laura Dester Children’s Center (which is like a foster home for children), and we bring in a lot of children for the Tail Tours,” says

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Becky Nash, who heads the AHDF’s Nationals activities. “Last year, we brought in 600 kids.” It isn’t all altruistic, she adds frankly. “The Junior League women are prime targets for buying and showing Arabian horses because they are open to hobbies and have expendable income.” And there are the familiar AHDF activities as well, although with a new twist. In the Pavilion on Wednesday evening, October 22, AHDF will be offering its second Sale and Stallion presentation. “This year we have 25 horses (10 stallions and 15 private treaty sale horses), a fun preview for people who are interested in buying a horse or breeding to a stallion. We have 10 ‘stallion bars,’ where stallion owners come up with their own stallion cocktail. If you want to make a donation, great, we’d really appreciate it, but it’s free and you’re welcome whether or not you do. “Then we’re doing our first Western Pleasure Pro/Am, a Calcutta,” she continues. “Each western pleasure team will consist of a professional, an amateur and a horse. It costs

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$250 to enter and the money goes to AHDF. To start, we do a random drawing, and the amateurs switch and are paired with another pro. The horses stay with the pros, though, so we have a short period of time for the professionals to show the amateurs how to ride the horses they’ve been paired with. Then the amateur rides the horse the first way and the pro rides it the second way, and our judges—Johnny Ryan, Mary Jane Brown and Bill Hughes—pick a winner, reserve and top ten. The winner and reserve get fantastic prizes, and the top ten receive several prizes also.

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“There’s another fun part too. When the amateurs are assigned to their new pros, we auction off each new team (winning bids benefit AHDF and are tax deductible). Whoever buys the winning team also wins a prize—this year, the usage of a villa in Italy for a week, thanks to Marikate Matthews.” Unfortunately, Nash notes, the AHDF already has learned of a worthy recipient for the proceeds of this year’s Pro/ Am: it will benefit 21-year-old Alexa Nichols, a youth and adult rider in Region 9 whose family has been involved in Arabians since the 1970s. Nichols, a promising double major at the University of Texas San Antonio, was left paralyzed by a recent automobile accident and faces extensive rehabilitation to reorient her life. And finally, AHDF will host its traditional fundraiser, the Wine Walk, sponsored by Markel Inc., one of the world leaders in equine insurance, and AHA. Scheduled for Friday night, October 24, at 5p.m., in the main aisle of the Ford Truck Barn, the Wine Walk features wine, hors d’oeuvres and live jazz—just the right social occasion to usher in the show’s closing weekend. n

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Arabian Country English Pleasure

AAOTR 40 & Over with Carol Skeuse-Hart 2014 Canadian National Reserve Champion AATR 2014 Canadian National Top Ten AAOTR 40 & Over

Afire Bey V x MA Nobella

Owned by Springwater Farms

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Mike Miller

2014 Canadian National Reserve Champion Jr. Horse 2014 Region 15 & 12 Top Five Vegaz x Mona

Owned by Springwater Farms

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Half-Arabian Mares - Stock/Hunter Type

AAOTH with Elaine Finney • Open with Mike Miller 2014 Region 15 Champion AOTH 2014 Region 15 Reserve Champion Open 2014 Region 12 Reserve Champion AOTH 2014 Region 12 Reserve Champion Open

Justify x Whispering Wind Golden Glory

Owned by Elaine Finney

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Half-Arabian Geldings - Stock/Hunter Type

AAOTH with Elaine Finney • Open with Mike Miller

Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure

Junior Horse with Mike Miller 2014 Region 15 Champion AOTH 2014 Region 15 Champion Open 2014 Region 12 Champion AOTH 2014 Region 12 Champion Open Justify x Whispering Wind Golden Glory

Owned by Elaine Finney

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Half-Arabian Western Pleasure

AAOTR 55 & Over with Nancy Maximuck Open with Brett Becker 2014 Canadian National Reserve Champion AAOTR 40 & Over 2014 Canadian National Top Ten AATR 40 & Over C A Hermoso x Cyventh Heaven

Owned by Nancy Maximuck

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Arabian Western Pleasure

Select AATR with Elaine Finney 2014 Region 15 Champion Select AATR 2014 Region 12 Top Five Select

Khadraj NA x Gai Alicia

Owned by Elaine Finney

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Arabian Country English Pleasure

AAOTR 36-54 with Carol Skeuse-Hart 2014 Canadian National Top Ten 2014 Region 12 & 15 Top Five IXL Noble Express x Gina Afire Owned by Springwater Farms

Half-Arabian English Pleasure

Open with Mike Miller AAOTR Maturity with Carol Skeuse-Hart 2014 Region 15 Champion Open A Temptation x Mona

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Arabian Western Pleasure

AAOTR 36-54 with Carol Skeuse-Hart

2014 Canadian National Top Ten AATR & AAOTR 40 & Over 2014 Region 1 Top Five AATR & AAOTR 40 & Over Khadraj NA x DD Aria

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For your consideration ...

Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Mike Miller

2014 Canadian National Top Ten Open 2014 Region 15 Reserve Champion Open Afires Heir x Worth Slammin

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Mike Miller

2014 Canadian National Top Ten Junior Horse 2014 Region 15 Top Five Junior Horse

Afires Vision x Amayzin Grayce

Owned by Nancy Maximuck

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Arabian Mare Halter

AOTH with Elaine Finney • Open with Mike Miller 2014 Region 15 Champion Open 2014 Region 12 Top Five Open & AOTH EVG Gentry x Paris To Rome

Owned by Elaine Finney

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(Baske Afire x Rosalieni) 2007 Bay Half-Arabian Mare 16.1 HH

QUALIFIED FOR U.S. NATIONALS in Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure AAOTR & ATR Region 12 Champion Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 View video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS34A_8nrFM Owned and Ridden by Rachel Retaleato For more information, contact: CHRISTY HIGMAN-CLEMENTS 305-606-0645 • chcringofroses@yahoo.com Volume 45, No. 4 | 93A


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Amateur Snapshots

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with my first mare, when I was five. I grew up riding many disciplines, but did not ride saddle seat until about fifteen years ago, after a long absence from horses. I immediately fell in love with the Arabian horse, especially the English horses.

Sandra Aft

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... let’s go have some fun! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are forward, brave and bold. I like a horse that is confident, ears up and happy to do their job. I tend to develop close relationships with my horses. I want them to know they can count on me and I, in turn, can count on them. We are true partners.

Farm:

Kool Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: RBC Show Horses

Kellie Aquirre

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was riding crazy ponies at 6 or 7. Then my family got our first show horse, a 5-gaited American Saddlebred. We won our first and very large class trotting in the mud and I was hooked! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are always number one, they must be honest and good thinkers. I also value a horse who has a big heart and who is always listening and giving 110%. Beauty is always there at the top as well. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by allowing me to appreciate beauty and to have a passion for something and give it everything I have. It has also allowed me to meet some great people and friends who will be lifelong.

Farm:

Southern Oaks Farm

Trainer Affiliation:

Kiesner Training / Colonial Wood Training Center

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The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... focus and keep her eye to the outside or something could happen. I guess I wasn’t focused enough because I didn’t keep the eye to the outside and something did happen. Never forget that eyeball! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... always my parents and my daughter. Following them, would be the great trainers and instructors that I have been blessed to have had over the years and have learned something from each and every one.


The Arabian horse has taught me ... to ride with sensitivity. They demand it. And riding one really well is like dancing with the horse. Like being one body moving together in unison rather than two separate parts trying to keep up with each other.

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Helen Alfaro

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are willingness, confidence, animation, energy, and attitude! I like knowing I can rely on my horse to go forward and be brilliant and happy in the show ring. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that I’ve met some of the finest people I’ve ever known. My trainer and his clients are like family members. And the Arabian horse world doesn’t feel like an exclusive or elite club that an amateur of modest means can’t belong to. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... nervousness and self-defeating thoughts. I see certain riders in the warm-up and start thinking, “I’ll never win against her,” but someone else could be thinking the same thing about me. Sometimes the real victory is conquering your own self-doubt. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Mary Trowbridge; she taught me never to be afraid to stand out in the show ring. Jim Hitt encouraged me never to give up on myself, and fellow amateur, Mike Grimm, mentors and supports me, helping me keep my emotions balanced and my attitude positive.

Lara Ames

Farm:

Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was little in the barn with my parents, hanging out in the playpen! The Arabian horse has taught me ... that you should enjoy every minute you have with them. The relationships that I have had with my horses have all been very special and unique. Every day I get to spend at the barn I enjoy very much. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is attitude. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that it has allowed me to spend time with my family and friends, and meet many people along the way.

Farm:

Cedar Ridge Arabians

Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my parents, my biggest mentors in my life! There is not a day that I do not talk with them and enjoy this thing called life and everything that it brings to the day!

Trainer Affiliation:

John and Leah Beth Golladay

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Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was 5 years old. My family has always owned Arabians.

Laurie Ames-Husband

The Arabian horse has taught me ... patience. With horses, things cannot be rushed. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... heart and the willingness to give 100% every time we trot in the ring! Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in so many ways. I have met some of the best people showing Arabians and I am able to spend time with my family. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... balancing my work, kid’s schedules and being able to ride. Since my horse is out of state, I have to make sure I get enough saddle time. Doesn’t always happen. I am thankful I have a supportive husband!

Farm:

Cedar Ridge Arabians / Vicki Humphrey Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

John and Leah Golladay

Jennifer Anderson

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... almost 3 years ago. I rode and showed as a junior, but took a long break when I started my family. It wasn’t until I took my youngest daughter for her first riding lesson that I decided at that moment I had to get back to my passion. The Arabian horse has taught me ... patience and persistence! This very special love of the Arabian doesn’t mean things come easily, but focusing on the joy and working to improve my craft blends into other areas in my life. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by giving me the outlet to put away everything else at that moment and to just enjoy a sport that I have loved since I was a girl.

Farm:

R.O. Lervick Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Dennis Wigren

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My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... remembering to relax in the ring. I get so excited and competitive, that sometimes I am unaware of becoming tense, which my horse can always feel. My goal is to have a “National Champion” ride in the ring, just as I can at home in the practice ring Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my husband who supports me completely and while not from a horse background, he learns all he can and encourages me every step of the way.


Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was a youth at a summer camp where I rode horses and gave lessons for 8 years.

Leon Barber, Jr.

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about executing all the right moves at all the right times and find the right real estate to show my horse to its best possible potential. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by allowing us to train and show horses that we have bred, and by meeting wonderful people that share our love for the Arabian horse and making lifelong friendships! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... from my trainer, Abe Cotton; he tells me to, “’Trust’ the system and ‘execute’ the move.” Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my wife, Debra, who is my #1 supporter; Michelle Blackwell taught me that consistency and details matter; Rick Gault taught me to trust my horse, and Zac Powell’s ability to read the horse.

Christa Beeler

Farm:

Cotton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Abe Cotton

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... here we go; time to SPARKLE! The Arabian horse has taught me ... hard work pays off. I had a judge tell me when I was young that I would never win anything in Equitation because my legs were too short and I would never grow. Well, I didn’t grow, but I won. Don’t ever let anyone tell you something you’re not. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is his show presence! When he hits the show ring he turns on his SPARKLE, so we match! Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... through the friendships I’ve made. I’ve been showing Arabian horses since I was three years old; the friends I have made through horses are lifelong, sharing a passion that bonds us.

Farm:

Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton

The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... not necessarily recent advice, but, ‘Heels down, head up.’ This also applies to life. Dig your heels in for what you believe, while you hold your head high.

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Amateur Snapshots

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... as a youth rider. Sleeping on cots in the barn office with a gang of other horse crazy girls, waking up early to feed and clean stalls, sneaking out at midnight to hop on our horses bareback, and lots of wrong leads before getting them right!

Anna Conway Zaffk

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... no regrets. Ride to win and don’t play it safe. Tom always says, “You will never regret going for it. You run the risk of mistakes for sure. You will regret putz-ing around, being clean, knowing you could have done better.” The Arabian horse has taught me ... about passion. How boring would life be without it? I’ve learned that you can find something that excites you and drives you, something to dedicate yourself to. And there is nothing more satisfying than hard work paying off. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is horses who LOVE their job. This year I’ve been lucky enough to show Heir Force One, who is the kindest horse. He loves to show and he loves to please, which makes for a lot of fun in the ring! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my fellow barn mates. Natalie Tetrick, who rides straight after her night shift as a nurse, with no sleep, because that’s her time to ride. Rachel Enns who always makes riding her #1 priority. They push me to do better and try harder.

Colleen Cooper

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Conway Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... don’t screw up your lead. Again. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are competitive spirit, true athleticism, genuine kindness, and unconditional love. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... from the people I have met and now call friends, and family, to the talented horses who have trotted me through the good and the bad, to the memories I have made over the last 25 years, horses have been instrumental in defining who I am today. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... not to sweat the small stuff.

Farm:

Showtime Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my husband, Conor. He is an incredible source of support and encouragement with anything I choose to do. I’m thankful that he has championed the horses in a way that allows our entire family to enjoy something so special and important to me.


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mamage x CsP angelfire

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE Junior horse with shan Wilson

2014 region 11 reserve Champion owned by Todd & michelle Werts of Columbia, mo

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iXL noble express x Colorado sage

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE aaoTr 40 & over with karen mahan

ARABIAN PLEASURE DRIvING Open with Shan Wilson • AAOTD with Karen Mahan

2013 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Open & Pleasure Driving AOTD Multi-National Champion • 2014 Scottsdale and Region 11 Champion owned by karen mahan of rogers, ar

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Vegaz x Halstead’s Winter Day

Half-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

AAOTR Maturity with Lindsay O’Reilly-French 2014 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO

Hey Hallelujah x CP Shiraz

Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR 19-35 & AAOTR Maturity with Lindsay O’Reilly-French 2013 U.S. National Champion AAOTR Maturity Owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO

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Half-aRaBIaN COUNTRY ENGlISH PlEaSURE Junior Horse with Chris Wilson

2013 AEPA Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity

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Vegaz x Halstead’s Winter Day

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Mamage x MHR Martinna

ARABIAn COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

AAOTR 19-35 with Emily Shippee

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Multi-National Champion Owned by Emily & Kathy Shippee of Boston, MA

IXL Noble Express x Calendar Girl V

ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE Junior Horse with Shan Wilson AAOTR Maturity with Emily Shippee

2014 Region 11 Reserve Champion & Top Five Owned by Emily & Kathy Shippee of Boston, MA

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Vegaz x Tainted Luv

ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE

Junior horse with Chris Wilson

Vegaz x La Pistola

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE

Junior horse with Chris Wilson

2014 region 11 & 14 Top five owned by John & Patty ferszt of bloomfield hills, mi

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2013 region 11 Champion owned by The hagale family of strafford, mo

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Vegaz x Yolanda

HALf-ARABIAN CouNtRy eNGLISH PLeASuRe

AEPA Half-Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity & Junior Hotse with Chris Wilson 2013 U.S. National Top Ten Owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO

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SF Specs Shocwave x DA Trifinity

ARABIAN HuNteR PLeASuRe Open with Chris Wilson Select AATR with Jennifer Shearer Owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO

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Majesteit x French Seduction

H/A Country English Pleasure

AAOTR 36-54 with Dr. Krystal McCulloch

H/A Native Costume AAOTR with Dr. Krystal McCulloch

H/A Country Pleasure Driving Open with Shan Wilson

Mamage x Spring Is In The Air

Half-ARABIAN Country English PLEASURE

Select AATR with Autumn Courtney

2014 Region 11 Top Five Owned by Chris & Autumn Courtney of Springfield, MO

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Multi-National Champion 2014 Region 11 Reserve Champion Buckeye Champion NSH Finals Champion Owned by Dr. Krystal McCulloch of Springfield, MO

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Triften x DA Addiction

Half-ARABIAN Park

open with shan Wilson aaoTr with Catherine Cravens Whitaker

Half-ARABIAN Native Costume

2014 region 11 Champion owned by Pattie & Cathy Cravens Whitaker of Wildwood, mo

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open with Catherine Cravens Whitaker

armani fC x Cb focus myway

Arabian Hunter Pleasure

select aaTr & aaoTr maturity with Jane huff 2013 region 11 & 9 Champion 2014 scottsdale Top Ten owned by Jane huff of fair Grove, mo

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Hey Hallelujah x CP Shiraz

2015 Arabian Country English Pleasure AAOTR with Dr. Nancy O’Reilly

Apollopalooza x Winsdown Bethlehem Steel

Half-ARABIAN Country ENGLISH PLEASURE AATR Select with Jennifer Shearer

2013 Scottsdale Reserve Champion Owned by Valley View Farm and Lynn & Ed Schoeler and Jennifer Shearer

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Owned by Dr. Nancy O’Reilly of Springfield, MO

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Mamage x The Vintage Rose

Half-ARABIAN Country English PLEASURE Junior Horse with Shan Wilson

2013 U.S. National Top Ten Owned by Jacy & Kari Manzardo of Springfield, MO

Baske Afire x Noble Empress

ARABIAN English PLEASURE AAOTR Maturity with Kellie Frye

2014 Scottsdale Signature Maturity Top Five Owned by Kellie M. Frye of Argyle, TX

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U.S. National Contenders Proudly owned by Laura Koch & Bert Sanders


u.s. National Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Western Horse of the Year

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Arabian Horse Global Most remarkable horse of the U.S. Nationals


Sundance Kid V x Pattrice Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Scottsdale Signature Stallion IA Gold Star Stallion MN Medallion Stallion - SCID Clear

Standing at Strand’s Arabian Stables 3625 Alice Road • Toddville, Iowa 52341 Office 319-393-4816 • info@strandsarabians.com Contact Jody Strand: mobile 319.360.5997 www.Strandsarabians.com

Bey Ambition × TF Falconsimprint Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Scottsdale Signature Stallion IA Gold Star Stallion MN Medallion Stallion - SCID Clear

Standing at Argent Farms 92 County Road F, River Falls, WI 54022 Office 715.425.9001 • info@argentfarms.com Contact Andrew Sellman: mobile 715.760.2466 www.argentfarms.com

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English Pleasure

Open with Joel Kiesner

Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot, by *El Ghazi

2013 Unanimous U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Jr. Horse For breeding information, contact Kiesner’s • Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 Proudly owned by Kelli Aguirre

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Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Kiesner

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure

AAOTR 40 & Over with Lori Lawrence Half-Arabian Pleasure Driving with Joel Kiesner

Afire Bey V x Ritida 2012 & 2013 Unanimous U.S. National Champion Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC • www.starlinearabians.com

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse with Joel Kiesner AAOTR Maturity with Lori Lawrence

IXL Noble Express x Rumina Afire National Reserve Champion • 2014 Champion at Scottsdale & Region 12 Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC • www.starlinearabians.com

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Arabian English Pleasure

AAOTR 19-39 & AAOTR Maturity with Nicole Lawrence

Afire Bey V x Helen Hayes X, by *El Ghazi 2014 Scottsdale & Region 12 Champion Limited Introductory Stud Book • 2009 Bay Stallion Contact Kiesner Training • Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 • Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412 Proudly owned by Starline Arabians, LLC • www.starlinearabians.com

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Half-Arabian English Pleasure

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Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Joel Kiesner

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Arabian Country English Pleasure Open with Ashton Kiesner

For Your Consideration

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Phi Slama Jama x OFW Elyzabeth 2014 Regions 12 & 14 Reserve Champion • 2014 Youth National Top Ten 2013 Youth National Champion & Reserve National Champion • 2013 U.S. National Top Ten Proudly owned by Kelli Aguirre

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Amateur Snapshots

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My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... before I was 2 years old; my Aunt had me riding some very old Saddlebreds. As a kid I took hunter lessons, I also did 4-H, gymkhana events and barrel raced. At 16 I got my first Arabian and showed English pleasure, halter and showmanship.

Susan Copeland

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... how lucky I am to be riding and showing Kornwall. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... Kornwall is that he absolutely loves to show. Every time he crosses into the arena his ears go forward, and I think he smiles. He has a huge heart and tons of try! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... don’t make up new cues while you’re showing! My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... being on time for morning classes and awake enough to ride well. I’ve been trying hard to be on time or early because I realize how much it stresses Zac out! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... are Zac and Lisa Powell, Matt Lantz and Bub Poplin. None of this would be possible without the support of my family. Sharing the journey is the best part.

Autumn Courtney

Farm:

Powell Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

Zac and Lisa Powell

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I watched how happy it made someone very dear to me. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... God carry me and my horse. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... determination, beauty and willingness to please. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... still thinking I am just a beginner. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Krystal McCulloch, my father, my husband and my sister.

Farm:

Chrishan Park

Trainer Affiliation: Shannon Wilson

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My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when my daughter Jenna wanted to take riding lessons at a local barn that was mostly Arabians. I always wanted to ride as a child and was unable to. I said I would sign her up and do lessons with her. She started showing and then I wanted to.

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Sheila Curley

Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that I have met so many wonderful people—it has given me a great circle of friends. It also helps me with daily stress and I always have something to look forward too! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... if you work hard at something, you will get where you want to be. Always try to improve each ride and don’t worry about who is going in the ring with you. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is … relaxing and enjoying the moment. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my mother and father-in-law. I have worked for them for 20 years. They have influenced me personally and professionally. Wonderful people!

Farm:

The Brass Ring

Trainer Affiliation: Gordon Potts

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was three years old. My brother, Keith and I participated in a bicentennial parade. I rode ladies side saddle dressed in a bicentennial costume and he was dressed as a Minuteman. The parade was a life changing moment, I fell in love. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about how the past year has fallen perfectly into place. The right combination of horses, shows, training, travel schedules—you name it. Everything lined up to get us to this moment in time, where I will be living and fulfilling my lifelong dream. The Arabian horse has taught me ... about the unconditional love and trust that can be built between a horse and a rider.They have taught me patience and perseverance along with belief in amazing outcomes. Working with the Arabian horse is a wonderful, wild ride.

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Stanley G. White’s Grandeur Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Steve White

Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by opening my eyes to a whole new world of people and experiences. The Arabian horse community is made up of the most fantastic group of people. I’ve been so fortunate to have a camaraderie that has lasted my entire lifetime. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my parents, for always supporting me, and the White Family—Stanley, for the great knowledge you have shared, Steve, for always giving 110% and believing in my ability to be a great horseman, and Kitty, for making the world’s most famous chocolate pie! Volume 45, No. 4 | 151A


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My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was a kid. My dad showed horses when he was a kid too. Together we went to horse shows almost every weekend and learned as we went along.

Cheryl Doran

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about how grateful I am to be riding such a wonderful show horse and also trying to remember to have fun and stick with the plan! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... his natural ability to do his job and his desire to show. I can feel his excitement build as we approach the warm up ring and when that in gate opens, he shifts into another gear! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... from Johnny, he reminds me to stay focused, don’t get distracted and to let Noonan do his job. Christine is also great at keeping me in the zone. Both of them are great horsemen that I admire! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my dad for understanding my love for Arabian horses and knowing how important they were in shaping my life today. Also, my late husband, who always reminded me to follow my dreams, take a chance, and to have fun in the ring and out. I miss him.

Tracy Dowson

Farm:

Ryan Show Horses

Trainer Affiliation:

Johnny and Christine Ryan

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with my family always having good horses and doing for 10 years, 4-H, Little Britches Rodeo, and High School Rodeo. We raised and showed Paint horses. I even worked as a trainer until I decided to finish college. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... because I learned that I can do anything I put my mind too! When I first mentioned going to Scottsdale (and hauling my own horses), both my father-in law and brother said, “You can’t do that,” I learned that I can and did! Not to mention I have reached other goals, too. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... don’t bother cleaning your house until after the party.

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Vicki Humphrey Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

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My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... balancing work, family and horses. Not to mention the expense of showing. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my mom; still the greatest horsewoman I have ever known and she gave me the passion to pursue my dreams.


My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... 25 years ago at the age of 7 in Estes Park, Colorado, where I competed in my very first walk-trot class. I’ve had a passion for riding and showing ever since.

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Ryan Dunn

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be ... reminding myself to stay relaxed, trust my horse, get him seen, and to keep riding through any problems that might arise. The Arabian horse has taught me ... patience. By nature I am not the most patient person. Through Arabian horses I have learned, and continue to learn, the importance of being patient and waiting for hard work to pay off rather than expecting results overnight. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... trying to balance a busy schedule and a growing legal practice with my horse hobby so that I can actually find the time to attend the shows that I work for and look forward to all year. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my mom. She is responsible for my passion for horses and continues to be my biggest supporter. Throughout my amateur years Stephanie Sage, Sally Randle, Devin Miller and Mark Rochester have each taught me a ton about riding, training, and showing horses.

Rachel Enns

Farm:

Sage Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Stephanie Sage

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... in 1991 when I was eight years old, soon to be nine. My dad and I began taking lessons together at St. Croix Equestrian Center in Hudson, Wisconsin, with Gail Simpson. I was addicted to horses and haven’t stopped talking about them ever since! Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about how grateful I am to be competing there. Having the opportunity is not an experience that I take for granted, and I am thankful to have the chance. Chasing roses is thrilling. I cannot wait to show off my best friend to the crowd and judges! The Arabian horse has taught me ... about beauty, hard work, humility, kindred spirits, and tenacity. I have learned to lose with dignity and be a humble winner. The horses have shown me that more meaningful than any prize is the bond and connection that we develop as teammates.

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Conway Arabians

Trainer Affiliation: Tom Theisen

My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... to have confidence in my abilities. The warm-up ring at a show, especially at a national one, is an intimidating spot. The horses are the best of the best, but my horse has earned her place among them! I remind myself to keep my wits about me. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my trainer, Tom; parents, Dale and Laurie Enns; and best friend, Anna Zaffke. Tom takes my abilities as a rider and showman to new heights. My parents always stand by my side through all highs and lows. I look up to Anna as an amateur horsewoman. Volume 45, No. 4 | 153A


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My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... in 2003 at Canadian Nationals; the only horse I had was Reserve Champion H/A Saddle Pleasure on the first day of the show. In the midst of the excitement, my only thought was, “I am finished showing, it’s a long week, I’m going to need more horses!”

Elaine F. Finney

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be ... be visualizing my path through the ring to keep my horses out of tight spots and make sure they are seen. Everyone has put a lot of effort into training this year and we all want a good performance. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is honesty. If they are capable of the task, I expect them to do what they are asked or make a decent attempt and not cheat. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... as they are an extension of my family, I love them. The most rewarding interaction is walking into a stall and receiving a gelding hug. After a trip, my first stop is up to the barn to see them. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... have fun. My husband’s favorite question is, “Are you having fun?” This is a hobby, not a job, and although I have to remind myself sometimes, having fun is the end goal.

Arielle Fisher

Farm:

Springwater Farms

Trainer Affiliation: Mike Miller

The Arabian horse has taught me ... so many invaluable lessons. I have learned to be patient, take it slowly and thoughtfully when training, and bond with my horse. That has impacted me in other areas of my life as well— Arabians have just made me a well-rounded person. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... and most important, is the relationship I have with my horse. It ensures I have not only the confidence in myself to enter the show ring, but also in my horse. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... just go have fun, and remember to smile! My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... learning all of the different training techniques that go into making a great show horse. If I don’t put in enough time with showing and training my horse, I won’t gain a connection with them to figure out the best method for each.

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Adandy Farm

Trainer Affiliation: Cathy Vincent

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my mother, Wendy Fisher. Without her, I would have never been introduced to horses. I have gained so much insight and knowledge from her over the years; I am so lucky to have her supporting and cheering me on in my whole equestrian endeavor.


Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... ride it like it’s stolen! The Arabian horse has taught me ... so many things, but I think one of the most amazing things about our beloved Arabians is their ability to trust us. In my business, I have the opportunity to see this on a daily basis and it never ceases to amaze me!

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Kellie Frye

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... heart, guts and try. There is nothing greater. I’m extremely excited to be showing a horse this year that I not only bred and raised, but I had the opportunity to show his dam. It doesn’t get much better than that! Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that I couldn’t imagine my life without Arabians and the AMAZING people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and call my friends. We are part of an incredible industry! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my aunt, Kris Knight; she is an incredibly accomplished, well respected horsewoman, trainer and business owner in the Saddlebred industry. She has always been a role model for me; I am blessed to have her in my life!

Brian Galbraith

Farm:

Chrishan Park

Trainer Affiliation: Shan Wilson

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... look between the ears, focus, and what do I need to do to win! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is a horse that moves with fluid-forward motion, has a great rear end and the will to do their job to the best of their ability; rising to the occasion. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that I am learning to believe in myself, knowing the love of the heart and soul of a horse, and the chance to meet a group of people who have become family. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... learning when things don’t go as planned, re-strategize and get back to the process set in place.

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Oak Haven Arabians / L&B Farms

Trainer Affiliation:

Jason Krohn, Lauren Grabski, Matt Krohn and Blake Krohn

Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Blake Krohn; he has taught me to look at a horse from my own perspective and the ideal horse, while having more patience in myself and to believe in the process. Jason Krohn has been the best coach/trainer to communicate and teach me to be a better rider.

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Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was five years old and my parents took me to the closest farm to our house in Miami. It was an Arabian farm run by Darryl Larson.

Leslie Garvis

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... Let’s do this! The Arabian horse has taught me ... pretty much every important life lesson that there is to learn. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... to have as good a rear end as they do a front end, and to love their job. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... if American Express sends you an e-mail saying that someone has your credit card number and is charging things to your account, you should check into it because it might not be fake and they may have charged thousands of dollars to your account.

Michael Grimm

Farm:

Vicki Humphrey Training Center

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with a horse crazy older sister and parents who saw the value in having horses. We took riding lessons and learned the hard way growing up by showing at all-breed and 4-H shows. As a kid, winning any ribbon at an Arabian show was like winning the championship. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... of how fortunate I am to be showing at this level of competition. I started out as a kid who loved horses, and I can’t help but be humbled by the fact that I’m sharing the arena with such talented horses and riders. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are talent, ability, heart and EARS. There is nothing more fun than riding a horse who is interested in his job and what’s around him. Give me a horse having fun over a correct, but dull ride any day!

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Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton

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Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in so many ways. I have learned so much about life and people through my experiences of showing horses. For me, a horse show is part competition and part friend reunion, and no matter what fairgrounds I end up at, I always feel at home. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... from a Joan Rivers quote: “Life goes by fast. Enjoy it. Calm down. It’s all funny.”


My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... on the back of a coin operated horse in the front of a Thriftway grocery store. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... show your horse, go with it, and don’t shut him down.

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Linda Hackett

The Arabian horse has taught me ... joy, accomplishment, never give up, patience and humility. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that they are a true escape from my everyday reality. The Arabian horse is truly my passion. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Jerry Reese, who I rode with over 25 years ago and has since passed away. Jerry’s father was a horse trader and at a young age, Jerry broke every breed of horse to prepare for sale at auction. To this day, I am touched by his knowledge of the horse.

Farm:

Liberty Meadows Training Center / Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation:

Ryan Strand and Alan Clanton

Tom HANSEN

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... at 8 years of age when my mother asked me if I wanted to take horseback riding lessons. I shrugged my shoulders and said, “OK.” Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about the instruction and pointers that the trainers have given me and rehearse them in my mind as I am going to be exhibiting 3 horses this year. Be positive in my attitude and try to breathe and stay calm. The Arabian horse has taught me ... self-esteem and confidence. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... staying out of my own way and not interfering with the horse; looking ahead and watching for traffic.

Farm:

Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC

Trainer Affiliation:

Mike Whelihan, Jeff and Melody Lee, Justin Cowden and Cari Thompson

Mentors or influential people in my life are ... first and foremost, my fabulous wife, Leola. Mentors include Jeff and Melody Lee, Wendy Potts, Mike Whelihan, Justin Cowden and Cari Thompson. These trainers have given me their time, sweat and care. I respect and look up to each.

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Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when my family got our first pony when I was 8 years old. My dad brought her home in the back of a pickup truck. Two weeks later, we had 2 ponies, as we did not know that Missy was in foal when we bought her. Lots of horses later, here I am showing Arabians.

Jody Harbron

The Arabian horse has taught me ... patience; I still have a long way to go. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is attitude. It is the most important, because I enjoy riding, and it is no fun if you have a horse with a poor attitude. At the end of the day, it’s my relationship with my horse that matters the most to me, not the prizes. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... from all the interesting people I meet along the way. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... time and money. You need a lot of both of them to be successful.

Farm:

Cotton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Abe Cotton

Nancy Harley

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... in college. I rode Quarter Horses on the open circuit and also did a little barrel racing. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... how lucky I am to be there and to live every moment of it. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is a laid back personality. Riding western, I appreciate when my horses try hard to do what I ask and don’t get bothered by anything. I have been blessed with two such horses, CBS Top Dog and Possesion PGA. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... focus! I’m easily distracted! When I focus is when I win.

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Farm:

Dreym Bay Farm

Trainer Affiliation:

RBC Show Horses, LLC

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my trainers, Rob Bick and Caralyn Schroter. I have ridden with them for 15 years and I still have much to learn.


My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was a little girl. I grew up in a family that was very involved in the Arabian breed, so it was a central part of my life. I showed until I was about fourteen years old and then took a fifteen year break, but never lost my love for Arabians!

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Katie Harvey

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... ride hard, ride smart, and try and remember to enjoy the experience. The Arabian horse has taught me ... to enjoy the beauty of being in sync with such an amazing animal, to respect and do what is right for each of my horses, and to cherish the incredible friendships that they have brought me. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... through my friendships. I count them as huge blessings. It has also allowed me to have something that allows for a healthy outlet for my slightly competitive nature! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... the people that I have open and honest relationships with. The ones that will tell you that no, that wasn’t a good ride even if it felt good! And the ones that will tell you that maybe it was good, but not good enough!

Deborah Haug

Farm:

The Brass Ring / Tyson Randle Reining Horses

Trainer Affiliation:

The Brass Ring and Tyson Randle

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... my success in the ring will require positivism, confidence, enthusiasm, poise and discipline. My horse is my team member and my objective will be to show the horse to its finest performance level. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are willingness and enthusiasm as well as a dynamic look in the show ring. I think these characteristics, along with proper carriage and use of the ears, make the horse stand out. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... superior collection is all about the proper balance between drive and hold. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... finding the time for sufficient practice and training. Matching the skills a trainer uniquely applies to a horse is hard, and it may be tough to replicate the way the professional rides the horse.

Farm:

Whelihan Arabian Farms LLC

Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan

Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my trainer, Mike Whelihan. He has provided much in the way of training for the show ring as well as guidance in ongoing horse acquisition. Mike has also been influential in the establishment of our purebred breeding program, Scion Arabians LLC.

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Amateur Snapshots

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was 5 years old and my next door neighbor rode her horse down the street. She let me ride on the back on trails because I could hang on and loved it! Arabians were at 8 years old at Hidden Springs Arabian Farm, in Weedsport, NY.

Cindy HighFischmann

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about having a blast riding Ambienze. What an amazing horse—I am privileged to own and ride her. Also, how grateful I am to Juliet and Nick Carden, and Carmelle and Shawn Rooker, for this opportunity. The Arabian horse has taught me ... at a very young age about business. I learned how to make money with my Arabians by giving lessons, training, leasing out my show horses. Revenue, cost, profit … Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that life is about enjoying the ride. Arabians do that— they are beautiful, intelligent, and passionate. I rode hunters (real hunters) and never could get interested in owning a warmblood; not for me! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Dennis Wigren. I would not be showing or owning if it weren’t for him. When I moved to Vancouver, Canada from China, and decided to buy an Arabian and show, I called a dozen farms, but only Dennis listened. He sold me a 4-year-old HalfArabian hunter and I was hooked.

Brooke Hines

Farm:

Black Majik Arabians, LLC

Trainer Affiliation:

Rookers Training Stable / R.O. Lervick Arabians, Dennis Wigren

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... at age 9, showing a Half-Arabian pinto named Bucky. I won every class I went in due to cuteness. I’ve been hooked ever since! Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... to breathe, and make it through the class and have fun. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are a good personality, kindness and a big trot. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... “Pick his belly up, and be quicker with your hands.”

Farm:

RBC Show Horses, LLC

Trainer Affiliation:

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my mom, who has supported me throughout my horse show career, and Rob and Caralyn, who have put up with me for 14 years.


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Behind The SceneS wiTh

Roxann Hart

A Look AT The womAn who creATed rohArA by MARY KIRKMAN

If you have been in Arabian horses for very long, you probably have heard of Rohara, the Florida-based farm which wins at any show it attends. It has been doing that for most of its 46 years in the business, and notably, it wins in both halter and performance, sometimes with the same horses. Roxann Hart, its guiding light, believes in that. From the beginning, Hart has been the force behind Rohara. She would quickly include her husband, Karl, and it’s true that in this case, behind a successful woman is a good man. (She recalls that her first question after accepting Karl’s marriage proposal was, “Can I keep my horses?” Fortunately, he knew better than to say no. That was in 1968; the pair haven’t looked back since.) But it is Roxann who has studied bloodlines for half a century, who has a certain intuition for future superstars, and who has fulfilled a vision that grew way beyond what she could have conceived as an only child growing up with her animals as playmates. Not surprisingly, Hart can be perceived now as an international businesswoman, one who holds her own in the competitive high echelons of the Arabian world—easily recognized, but perhaps not quite so easily known. It might even be argued that unless you go to Rohara, where she and Karl have lived since moving their operation from Miami in the early 1980s, you might never get a glimpse of the real Roxann Hart. At home, she will talk horses, no question. But she will also give you chapter and verse on Limpy, the Canada goose. Volume 45, No. 4 | 175A


“Of all the places in the world I’ve been—which is to say, most of the great breeders of the world— there is one place that is the most magical and mystical, and that’s Rohara,” says Walter Mishek, who has visited the 150-acre property in the horse country north of Ocala. “It is incredibly beautiful, with an ambiance that is befitting the quality of the incredible horses that are there.” He pauses dramatically. “The only thing that needs to go are the geese!” (Mishek contends that geese lack the courtesy of ducks, who “do their business” in the lake, not on the lawn.) Hart dismisses such heresy. Known for the natural beauty of the thousand oak trees which provide shade for the horses when temperatures rise, Rohara is home to all kinds of wildlife. “I must have 50 species of bird life,” she says, “a lot of them endangered species. We have turkeys, nesting bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers, scissor-tailed kites, wood storks, ospreys and great herons. Gorgeous sandhill cranes come through here (they will even drink out of the tall water troughs, they’re such big birds). There is enough acreage here that I think they know they’re protected. And deer and endangered fox squirrels—it’s like living on a nature preserve. In any given day, I will see unusual wildlife.” A landmark event at the farm came when a pair of bald eagles moved into a tree near the main barn. “We watched them build a nest,” recalls Hart, “and then we kept waiting and waiting, until we finally heard the baby—they only raised one—but it was way cool. We watched it until it got big enough to take its first flight. It was amazing.” “She wants to make sure that what the birds consider their environment, which is our work environment, is undisturbed,” observes trainer Joe Alberti, who with four years on staff is one of the relative newcomers to the farm. He’s known Hart since 1991, though, so none of this is a surprise. “We’ll do what we have to do, move horses or whatever, to make sure that they are.” Among the exotics, Limpy is special. She arrived as a day-old fluff ball in a box with five others, a gift from Hart’s friend Dean Wikel. When the little gosling was injured, Hart nursed her back to health and now, at 11, she lives on the pond near the main house. “I can call her from anywhere in the pastures,” Hart reports, “and she finds me and comes.” Where does this affinity for the earth’s other creatures come from? Hart is matter-of-fact. “When I was a child, I had my dogs and cats and horses, and the animals were like friends,” she says. “That’s what I attribute it to.” 176A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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What has distinguished Roxann Hart over the years has been that her eye for a horse has not only been true, but has evolved with the Arabian breed. The horses that emerge from Rohara now are not the same as the ones who made its name in the late 1970s, but now as then, they are at the forefront of the industry. For Hart, explanations don’t come easily. “I seem to always be drawn to horses that are ahead of their time,” she finally offers. “Ivanhoe Tsultan was considered a backyard horse because he was not pure Polish or straight this or that, but he created his own dynasty and he was able to sire what he represented. He really showed that genotype has to meet phenotype and has to produce on. Sometimes you don’t really judge a stallion until you get a couple of generations down, and Tsultan was able to maintain the things people loved him for through several generations.”

It was the horses who would offer Hart her life’s work. Today, when people speculate that she enjoys success as an amateur handler because she has in-house trainers John Rannenberg and Joe Alberti, she just laughs. The trainers have long lists of clients who typically come first. Hart started early in horses. She was taking equitation lessons on Saddlebreds when she was 4, and rode an array of breeds before falling in love with Arabians. In those days, most people didn’t have trainers, she notes, so she trained and showed her own horses. “When Buck Grass was a big halter trainer down here, I’d be peeking around the palm trees watching. Or at Nationals, I’d stay up until 2 a.m. to watch people like Gene LaCroix or Sheila Varian, just to watch the great ones, to see if I could learn something by observation.” She regained her amateur card in1974, but even then, after she and Karl employed a trainer, she showed her own horse when the professional was engaged with a client’s. From the beginning, it was the breeding program which had her heart. She remembers her first dose of reality— the first time she set eyes on the kind of standards that would come to define Rohara. It was 1970, on her initial visit to U.S. Nationals. “The first horse I saw when I got there was *Aramus,” she says, “and I thought, ‘I’ve never seen a horse like that in my life.’ When I saw the stallion class, I was star struck—and I had owned Arabians for quite a while! But that was a different ballgame. I thought, ‘I’ve got a long way to go.’”

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Ivanhoe Tsultan was the first of several stallions that Hart says she “backed into.” “I’d bought Eminee, an *Aramus daughter, in foal to Tsultan. Her first foal was a national champion mare and her second foal was a national reserve champion—and I’d never seen the stallion!” So she and Karl traveled to see him “in the dead of winter,” when he had so much hair that she could hardly tell what he looked like. But the foals she saw exhibited the same quality she had come to know, so she leased him, and eventually purchased and syndicated him. Another was JK Amadeus and still another was QR Marc, purchased in partnership with R. Kirk Landon and subsequently sold to Knocke Arabians in Belgium. He too was ahead of his time, and he personified another principle she has come to live by. “These stallions are on the cusp of becoming great,” she says. “If you don’t move, you won’t get them.” She saw Marc, then about 8 months old, on a laptop at the U.S. Nationals in Albuquerque and was on a plane for California the next day. “We barely made it,” she recalls. “There were people coming in the drive as I made the deal.”

“I think you need to see a minimum

of 2,000 to 2,500 horses a year. Is that hard to do? No. You can go to some farms, go to Scottsdale, go to Nationals and you’ve got it.” - Roxann Hart And you have to accept, she adds, that when you buy them that young, great as they are, there is a risk factor. You have to wait to see if they mature to their promise.


No matter how intuitive you are, the more knowledge you have, the better off you are, she says. “I think you need to see a minimum of 2,000 to 2,500 horses a year. Is that hard to do? No. You can go to some farms, go to Scottsdale, go to Nationals and you’ve got it. “With Montana Firenze, on top of seeing his babies, I had seen almost every single horse on his tail female line and owned some of them. I’d bred to his sire and grandsire, and to *GG Samir and Bluesprucetanzeer, who are on the bottom, and I’ve had five *Eukaliptus daughters. So, I formed a partnership with a friend to buy him; I remember that when he said we would buy him, I was sitting in a Publix parking lot and the next day I was on a plane.” Her latest venture, another with R. Kirk Landon, is Pavorotto KA, a QR Marc son who is already a gold champion in Europe.

Trainer John Rannenberg has observed Hart’s intuition and the role it has played in Rohara’s record over the years. “Life is about making choices, whatever road we take,” he says. “Managing a farm and directing a business is about those choices. When she’s buying a horse, she doesn’t have to dwell on a decision; she can make one quickly and she has the ability to recognize greatness and act on it.” Selling is part of success too, Hart notes. “You have to sell your good horses and be proud of it; I’ll sell horses that will go out and beat my horses. People come to me because I have good horses—that’s very important me. You’ll see my horses as foundation stock for farms all over the world. That’s what gives me intense pleasure, that I’m making a contribution. It may sound naïve, but I feel that. That’s what I want to do.”

Another invaluable technique in spotting talent, Hart says, is knowing enough about the principle of form to function to spot when a conformation flaw can be ignored. She can rattle off a list of horses who have been headliners for her, but who couldn’t have passed a pre-purchase exam. That sort of knowledge just comes with time, she reflects, from working routinely with veterinarians and paying attention. “I get an inner feeling from a horse,” she shrugs. “To be a national champion, you’ve got to have a minimum of three extremes. It can’t just be ‘a horse,’ although you can have the x-factor of a horse, the projection quality of that horse, overcome some flaws that it has. The way it presents itself can make a horse stand out in a ring full of other horses.”

Above: Roxann Hart with recent import Gazella, and Rohara Cashmere, below.


Over the years, Roxann Hart has won two Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Breeder of the Year awards, as well as two APAHA awards (Amateur Halter Horseman and Breeder of the Year), and USEF’s Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders Cup. There also have been special trophies in the ring, among others, two U.S. National Championships in amateur halter, and years ago, a National Show Horse National Championship in Pleasure Driving. And she still admits to being thrilled that one year at Scottsdale, when she won five classes in a row, the announcer finally broadcast the winner simply by playing the song “Roxanne.” That said, Hart is clear that her vision is not all that is important in Rohara’s reputation. For one thing, there always has been Karl, her touchstone. An attorney with a full-time profession of his own, he has put in time in the horse business, serving six terms as Region 12 director, two as president of the Arabian Horse Association of Florida, and six as a director of USEF. He also has taken his place on several AHA and USEF committees, and as president of the USEF Equestrian Trust. Last year, he was one of two inaugural members inducted into Region 12’s Hall of Fame. “He always has been involved in our governing bodies,” she says. “That gave us a lot of responsibility because we had that aspect we had to look at.” But his role has been more than that. They’ve been together a long time. “There is a

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“[At Rohara] the horses always have been and always will be the most important thing. It is not about the win or the sale— it is about their wellbeing.” – Joe Alberti lot of respect for what he himself has accomplished. In his tiny little town in Florida, I think his graduating class was seven. He was a high school dropout, then top of his class at Harvard Law, and then went on to international law. And he has allowed me to pursue a career in the horses and to be an individual in our partnership.” There is also Rohara’s longtime staff. John Rannenberg will be celebrating his 30th year with the farm soon, Katie Showers has been there for nearly 20 years (first as a trainer and now as breeding manager), and Joe Alberti has known the farm for most of his life. Others log double-digit employment records as well. How does Hart keep them in an age where employees can be transient? “You pray,” she quips. “And depending on the job, I have a policy and procedure manual that I have compiled over the years. The


main thing I tell them when they come in is, ‘don’t assume and do ask questions.’ Now, with a lot of key people, we can kind of read each other’s minds. They’re great horsemen, and I think that is the key.” There have been very few trainers over the years. Joanne Fox was the first, after Hart quit schooling her own horses, and then Rick Moser, and in the mid-1980s, Rannenberg. “I always had my eye on John,” Hart remembers. “He would beat me with a horse that I knew was not as good as mine, and that impressed me. But it annoyed the hell out of me.” (Even so, he nearly knocked himself out of a job when, during their initial negotiations, he asked what her commitment to the horse industry was. Hart was so incensed that it took Karl’s persuasion to resume talks.) “Then Joe—I knew Joe when he was 16 years of age,” she says. “He came in to buy horses and intern.” She grins. “He wanted to pick my brain, and I told him to get the earring out of his ear and those clothes weren’t going to work. But he was an excellent horseman then, as he is now.” “I would have never left my farm to work for any farm other than this one,” says Alberti, who ran his own operation in Pennsylvania before coming to Rohara. “The sole reason for that is that I knew, coming here, that the horses always have been and always will be the most important thing. It is not about the win or the sale—it is about their wellbeing. Never, ever has the quality of a foal dictated the amount of time spent on it. What it needs, it gets. Bar none. Period. That to me is very important, because I feel like, as a breeder, if you are going to take the responsibility to bring something into this world, no matter what the resulting foal is, you should take the responsibility of caring for it.” He also liked the way Hart treated him when he was a client. “When I was just starting out, I wasn’t a big money client, but she never made me feel like I wasn’t important. I appreciated it, because you can’t judge a book by its cover.” Rannenberg can be both serious and light-hearted when considering what might or might not be apparent about Hart. “Did you know she loves a John Deere tractor?” he inquires. “We have a fleet of them. Early on when she moved to Ocala, she went to buy a tractor and they said, ‘you have no credit.’ Everything was under Karl Hart.” (That changed quickly.) “That was the beginning of her relationship with John Deere,” he continues dryly. “Now, they practically bring the tractors to the farm for showing. We have big tractors, little tractors, front-end loaders, very souped-up big gators, you name it.” He relates how she once took a visitor out in one of the gators and, while looking at birds, they got it stuck in a lowland. “They buried that thing,” he confides. The visitor, a fit young man, offered to get out and push, but Hart told him, “Don’t

Roxann and her friend, Rohara Forest.

worry, I have four-wheel drive!” A second later, they rocketed out of the marshland and laughed all the way back to the barn. Perhaps people who don’t know her see only the business side of her, he comments. Getting to the top of any industry requires tenacity and drive, and Hart has both. It’s just that there is a bigger picture. She has a unique sensitivity that is not on display in business. The best illustration may be the farm’s tradition when the show string leaves for a big show, such as a regional, the Nationals or Scottsdale. The horses are well-trained and the handlers are knowledgeable, Rannenberg says, but Hart knows that anything can happen in the process. She recruits friends and employees for refreshments on the back lawn, where she can keep an eye on the packing up. “When the horses all march on and get in their stalls, and their hay bags are hung and the attendants are in place, everyone moves to the front yard,” he smiles. Then the engines of the big rigs roar to life, the drivers toot their horns, and in tandem, the Rohara vans roll slowly down the driveway toward the front gate. And Roxann Hart leads her guests in a happy dance to send them off. n

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Amateur Snapshots

Profiles continued from 160A

Katie Hull

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I brought home a flyer in the third grade about a YMCA riding program. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... it’s time to have some fun! There is nothing more thrilling than trotting through the entry gate at Nationals! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... passion! The great show horses love their job and will give you all they have each time they hit the show ring. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that Arabian horses are my passion and the Arabian community has become a second family over the years. Half the fun of showing is spending time with your fellow Arabian enthusiasts and catching up with old friends. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... don’t overthink it, just ride!

Farm:

Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton

Natalie Hunt

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... as a youth. I learned to ride on Arabians at Jonathan Ramsay’s grandparent’s farm. Arabians have always been a part of my life. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... of the instructions my trainers have given me; give everything, regret nothing. The Arabian horse has taught me ... responsibility, sacrifice, determination, loyalty, humility; and to stop, breathe and be amazed. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... remember, everything happens for a reason.

Farm:

Long Meadow Arabians / Sage Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation:

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my Mum; she is my greatest mentor. I admire her love and respect for all animals, great or small. Stanley White III has been very influential in my riding. He has given me confidence and I’ve learned so much from him! I try to emulate his patience.


Amateur Snapshots Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about how I planned my ride ahead of time, where I want to place myself in the ring, and encouraging my positive, calm attitude. Preparation and positive thinking are the two most important mental factors when showing, in my opinion.

Chelsea Knoop

The Arabian horse has taught me ... patience, confidence, and the fine art of finesse! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are a game English horse who truly enjoys trotting through that ingate, and a relaxed and supple individual for western. In all show horses, I look for an animal that has a willing and pleasant attitude. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... trust my gut in situations and not overthink things. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Mary Trowbridge; she inspires me every day to be a better horsewoman, amateur, and breed ambassador. She constantly gives me good ideas and positive, constructive criticism. She has definitely changed the way I look at the Arabian industry.

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West Lane Farms / Rooker Training Stable

Trainer Affiliation:

Shawn and Carmelle Rooker Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will ... remind myself that this is my favorite thing in the world to do. It’s my passion. There isn’t a greater feeling than trotting into an arena at U.S. Nationals! The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is eagerness to do his job and personable. But I also love a challenge. I look for horses that have a “crazy factor” to them.

Taylor KRAFT Farm:

Sage Performance Horses / Oak Haven Arabians

The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... “What is the price you are willing to pay?” from Equestrian Olympian and past USEF President, David O’Connor. I always keep that in the back of my mind to remind me how badly I want something as well as how hard I must work for it. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... trying to show while I’m at college. Throughout middle and high school, I rode 35-40 hours a week, and now can barely squeeze in 2-4 hours. I don’t know how everyone else does it!

Trainer Affiliation:

Stephanie Sage and Jason Krohn

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Amateur Snapshots Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... I’m going to have a fun ride and get er’ done for Cathy! Cathy and I have been working together for over 25 years. We have had a great friendship and working relationship. Plus, I love showing Arabian horses and hope it continues for years to come.

Joyce Krusen

The Arabian horse has taught me ... they arevery smart animals. One has to have patience to bring them along. Owning, breeding and showing Acorn Acres stock has been a wonderful experience. Patience, is a MUST! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... “Slow down.” Cathy is always preaching that to me! My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... finding time to attend more shows. I’m a mother and grandmother now. There needs to be more hours in a day and more days in the month! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... too many to list, but I will give my husband Jeff a shout out as he has always been by my side.

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Adandy Farm

Trainer Affiliation: Cathy Vincent

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... I like a horse that is intelligent and considerate and happy, but I like him to have a playful or even mischievous side as well. Bottom line, I love a horse with a personality. And I’ve also grown to love that they’re not the same every day. I have a horse that will be sweet and cuddly one day, and the next, he might like to aggressively nudge my shoulder or lick my face like a real weirdo. I have another one that when you look into his eyes, all you see is kindness. They’re all beautiful in their eccentricities.

Kara Larson Farm:

Cedar Ridge Arabians

Trainer Affiliation:

John and Leah Beth Golladay

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The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... I recently watched a Clint Smith video in a TED talk where he talked about the danger of silence. Somewhere in there, he said, “Read critically, write consciously, speak clearly, tell your truth.” Although he was referring to things taught in his classroom, effectively using an honest voice is endlessly important. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... I am not personally connected to these ladies, but I deeply admire Dessa, K. Flay, and Carrie Brownstein ... basically any strong, passionate, intelligent woman. In them and in their work, I find strength and courage to keep on keepin’ on.


Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... before I was born. It was simply in my genes to become a horseback rider and compete. My mom grew up showing horses, and from the time my mom and dad put me on a horse’s back, I was hooked for life.

Nicole Lawrence

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about how lucky I am. I always try to put that in perspective before entering. Sometimes the pressure of U.S. can be a bit intense, so remembering how unbelievably lucky I am to show such beautiful horses reminds me to just have fun and enjoy the ride. The Arabian horse has taught me ... that living without horses is unimaginable to me. Not only have they been a stabilizing force, but horses have carried me through many of life’s lessons such as learning compassion and responsibility. What they teach goes way beyond time in the saddle. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that riding and showing horses is like a true meditative experience for me. It centers me. I start to feel a mess when I am away for too long. On top of that, sharing the love of horses with my family has created a really special bond between us.

Gail Leavitt

Farm:

Kiesner Training

Trainer Affiliation: Joel Kiesner

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... about 12 years ago, in my 40’s, because of my late husband’s love of horses. The rest is history. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... of how fortunate and proud I am to be showing such a beautiful horse. In my mind, I’ll be singing, “I’m on the edge of Glory and I’m hanging on a moment with you, I’m on the edge with you.” The Arabian horse has taught me ... so much about myself: motivation, determination, about being competitive, that winning feeling, that losing feeling, the feeling of having a great ride, confidence and most of all, having fun!

Farm:

Whelihan Arabian Farms

Trainer Affiliation: Mike Whelihan

Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by giving me the opportunity to show such an amazing animal and allowing me to meet the great friends I have that are involved in the breed. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my trainer, Mike Whelihan. He is such a gifted horseman, a great teacher, and has tons of patience in dealing with amateurs.

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Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... in 2011 with the purchase of my first Arabian yearling colt CP Michelangelo, by Da Vinci FM out of a Monogramm daughter. We learned how to show together and he won Region 9 Reserve Champion Stallion AOTH as a two-year-old his third show.

Eric Loftis

The Arabian horse has taught me ... to respect the handling of such a majestic animal, and to slow down and enjoy life. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... kindness, beauty and a lot of personality. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that I am an Engineer, so my mind is constantly working overtime. Just laying eyes on my horses and handling them rejuvenates me. I truly love everything about them and I am blessed that they own me. I’ve also met a lot of great people. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Bonnie Macom, Tony Steiner, and Joe Alberti. Most important of all, my wife Michelle.

Joyce Maggio

Farm:

Loftis Arabians at Fox Croft

Trainer Affiliation:

Steiner Arabians International

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... a long time ago; this has been my 49th year showing at Arabian Class A shows and 37 years since I showed at my first U.S. Nationals! Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... on my western horse: sit back, drop your hand and stay off the rail; on my country horse: be brave and breathe. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are their ability to forgive, no matter how wrong I do something, they never seem to hold it against me (at least not for long)! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... It’s not about the ribbon, it is about the ride!

Farm:

Clanton Performance Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Alan Clanton

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Mentors or influential people in my life is ... my 4 year old granddaughter—she reminds me on a daily basis what the true love of horses is all about!


Amateur Snapshots The Arabian horse has taught me ... discipline, the value of hard work, and most importantly—patience. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... In more ways than I can count. I wouldn’t be the person or rider I am today without the lessons learned through competition. I am fortunate enough to have also found some of my closest friends, and a husband to boot!

Emily Maita

My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... Finding the time to practice. I work full-time as a Graphic Designer for Shutterfly, and freelance on the side as well. I’m not able to spend as much time with my horses as I would like, but they certainly give me something to work hard for.

Farm:

Flood Show Horses

Trainer Affiliation: Brandon Flood

Alayna Mala

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... several years ago when I was little. I have been around horses most of my life and it became a true passion of mine. I decided a long time ago that this is what I loved and what I was going to do. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... I am going to go in and ride the very best ride I can. No matter what the outcome is, I am fortunate that I have made it this far and it’s all about the showmanship and fun when the gate opens. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are far too many to list, but I love all of their show attitudes. They all really love to show, so that not only makes it fun for me, but them as well! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... while having a lesson on one of my Nationals horses. “You need to out show them.” Showmanship is key when competing at a high level, it needs to look pleasurable for the horse and rider.

Farm:

Adandy Farm

Trainer Affiliation: Adandy Farm

Mentors or influential people in my life is ... is Cathy Vincent. I have been riding with her and Adandy Farm for several years. She has given me the confidence to believe not only in myself, but my horses as well. My mom, dad, and sister have also supported my passion.

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Amateur Snapshots

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was a girl; I cleaned stalls so I could get a lesson once a week at a saddle horse farm. Becoming a competitive rider has been a lifelong passion.

Mitzi Marshall

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is true beauty on the outside and the inside. She takes really good care of her momma. Thanks to Jesse for all the time and effort! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... live in the vulnerability. Or in other words, outside of your comfort zone. Be present and push your limits! My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... my nerves! Uuuugggghhhhhh! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my kids. They are my whole life’s happiness. I love that when I push myself, they are right there beside me. So in turn, I see them reach for their dreams! Thank you Max, Jake, Brit, and Sam. Y’all inspire me every day!

Farm:

Vicki Humphrey Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

Jessica Clinton DeSoto

Lester Martin

The Arabian horse has taught me ... anything in life is possible, any goal is obtainable. The horse and life are very parallel; if your path is not getting you there, step back, re-strategize and execute. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... heart. A true show horse will always be able to dig deep and come up with more than you ever expected at the moment when you need it. Having that heart and desire to want to win is essential to a show horse and partner in the pen. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... just keep your eyes between those ears and know where your horse’s head is. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... trying to find the time to create a bond with my animal partners while trying to develop and grow a health care company at the same time. My horses teach me more about being a good entrepreneur, while my business teaches me patience and strategy.

Farm:

Oak Haven Arabians / L&B Farms

Trainer Affiliation:

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... Jason Krohn my rock and foundation in the horse industry— never wavering and always keeping me on plan; while Brian Galbraith is my everything, and keeps me moving in a forward motion.


My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with a western pleasure gelding. Once I watched my daughter Jennifer showing her H/A country horse Nobalistic, I thought I might like to try English. I haven’t looked back since. But how did two geldings multiply into the thirteen horses I now own?

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Nancy Maximuck

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... about everything I’ve been working on this show season with Mike and Brett to get the most out of my horses. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are their spirit and enthusiasm to compete. I’m fortunate that my horses have big hearts and love to show in the ring. They are truly amazing animals Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... because it’s important to have interests outside of the home to look forward to. I get a thrill out of the symbiotic relationship I have with my horses. I enjoy working as a team to achieve the goals Mike and Brett set for us in the show ring Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my two sisters Carol and Elaine. We show our horses together and go through the same anxious moments before a class. We are there for each other to help, encourage, and remind each other what we need to accomplish with each class.

Kevin McBride

Farm:

Springwater Farms

Trainer Affiliation:

Mike Miller and Brett Becker

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with American Saddlebreds when I was 6 years old. After school I trained Arabians professionally and then moved to a career in Residential Real Estate. It’s been a long road to being an amateur. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... to let my horse do his job. I have to play games in my mind so I don’t rush things. I also think about good rides in the past. The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are game, fresh and sporty horses. When a horse loves its job, there is nothing like riding that feeling. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... competing against the incredibly competitive quality in the amateur division. I am always amazed at the caliber of riders and horses that are showing. Just when you think you have a great one, you go to the shows and see all the others.

Farm:

Vicki Humphrey Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

Jessica De Soto, Gabe DeSoto and Vicki Humphrey

Mentors or influential people in my life are ... too many to name, but a few that stand out are Don DeLongpre, Richard Petty, Jim Fisher, Michael Byatt, Vicki Humphrey, Jessica DeSoto and Gabe DeSoto. Through the years there have been so many others that have made profound differences in my life. Volume 45, No. 4 | 193A


Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... as a kid. I was lucky to ride Karolyn Kime’s horses; she owned National Champion Rajah. Thirty-five years later at Scottsdale for the first time, I thought to myself, ‘I think I can do this.’ One month later, I bought Rosie … that was three years ago!

Krystal McCulloch

Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... I still cannot believe I am here, and, oh baby oh baby, we are going for that silver trophy! The Arabian horse has taught me ... peace and joy. I am a bit tightly wound, and when I arrive at the barn, I breathe deeply and simply enjoy. Arabians smell so fine! My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... showing against the “professional” amateurs—it’s tough. I know everyone is out to win and the quality of the breed has evolved to such a level that is fantastic. Still, my mare and I continue to hit the arena with high expectations. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... the whole Chrishan Park clan—they all mentor me; from my mom to Molly, Jessica, Emily, Stephanie, Elise, Elaina, Michelle, Jane, Karen, Nancy and my girl Autumn. Chris, Jeanie, and Jim Wilson are gems. Alonzo keeps me going, and Shannon is the bomb!

Farm:

Chrishan Park

Trainer Affiliation: Shannon Wilson

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when my husband Duke bought me the National Champion Gelding Tiamo SF for a Christmas present a few years ago! I was hooked then. I took him to Scottsdale and he swept everything! It was a great feeling and I knew then I wanted to show in halter. The Arabian horse has taught me ... they bring so much into our lives and are a major part of what we do on a daily basis. These animals truly are great and loving! They have taught me patience for sure and have given me a love and passion that keeps me motivated to show them.

Renae Mendel Farm:

Argent Farms

Trainer Affiliation: Andy Sellman

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The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... is presence! I like when they are just full of themselves and prance when they walk. You can’t teach presence, so they either have it or they don’t, and the ones that do, really stand out! Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... in that it allows me to have a hobby that I can practice at home and then travel to different horse shows throughout the country and show my horses! It’s a great feeling to be in the show ring with a horse that you bred and nurtured for months! Mentors or influential people in my life are ... obviously, my husband Duke, as he got me into this industry and we love it! He is a wonderful husband and a great father! I would also mention Andy Sellman here for his professionalism and the patience he has.


Amateur Snapshots Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, we will be thinking ... after all of these years (34) breeding, raising, culling, training, and showing, is it possible to win a National Championship? It makes you just as nervous to watch your babies perform as it does to ride them.

Cynthia and John Moore

The traits we value in my show horse(s) ... is disposition, then the eyes and particularly the placement of eyes on the head; the head and neck and a balanced athletic body with good legs and long pasterns. We like horses that can halter and then perform. Showing Arabian horses enhances our life ... by providing fun and companionship. It is the horses themselves that are rewarding. Arabians are often sweet, kind and willing; their gaits are smooth. They are easy for even a novice to be able to ride and enjoy. Our biggest challenge as amateur horsemen is ... not to make too many mistakes. As a small breeder we can’t afford experimentation. We use tried and true breeding, such as Enzo, Eden C, and Ever After NA, paired with an excellent broodmare with a solid tail female line. Mentors or influential people in our lives are ... J.T. Keller and Andy Sellman; these trainers are ethical businessmen and have their clients’ interests in the forefront. As breeders, we admire the Popplewell’s professionalism, allegiance and support of the breed.

Farm:

Four Moore Ranch

Trainer Affiliation:

J.T. Keller / Andy Sellman My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was 10 and my dad bought me a pony. I have always loved horses, but it was after nursing school, and having a family that I attended the MSU Horse Management Program. It was there that I fell in love with the Arabian horse and started showing. Before entering the ring at U.S. Nationals, I will be thinking ... how very fortunate I am to be here showing my horse. There are many talented, deserving people who will not have this opportunity. I am so grateful to be able ride, support my friends, and celebrate the beautiful Arabian horse at U.S. Nationals.

Cheryl J. Nelson

Farm:

Powell Training Center

Trainer Affiliation:

Zac and Lisa Powell

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are sound mindedness and willingness. As a good friend and mentor told me, when training a horse, the foundation should be, “a forward moving willing partner.” Billy is a very willing horse, and I trust him. He is also very good at keeping secrets! The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... “Get out of his way” (Zac Powell). In order to, “Get out of his way,” I have had to learn to trust my horse. In a relationship, trust goes both ways. Without it you have nothing, and when you have it, it means everything. Mentors or influential people in my life are ... family, horsemen, and friends. Pharrell Williams, singer/songwriter, said, “Remember, it is not about you, it’s about ALL the people that it has taken to get you where you are. It’s like flying a kite, without the wind, it is just a kite.” Volume 45, No. 4 | 195A


Amateur Snapshots My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... when I was just a little girl. I started out riding at all the Class “B” shows where you would show the same horse in EVERY class. You trailer in, show all day and then head home.

Jill Nelson

The traits I value in my show horse(s) ... are their willingness to please. Even when I am having a bad day, they still keep trying. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... by the many, many lifelong friends that I have made along the way. The best piece of advice I’ve received lately is ... go out and have fun! (Words to live by from Alan Clanton at the 2014 Canadian Nationals right before the Arabian AAOTR Costume. Thanks, Alan!) Mentors or influential people in my life are ... I would have to say, Billy Harris, Bob Battaglia and Vic Fraley. I rode with all of them when I was a kid. I am truly blessed that each of them touched my life and made me want to be a better horsewoman.

Lindsay O’Reilly French

Farm:

Clanton Performance Horses / Midwest I

Trainer Affiliation:

Alan Clanton / Austin Boggs

My path to becoming an amateur horseman started ... with horseback lessons as a birthday present for my 7th birthday. My mom always says, “If I would have known what those few lessons would grow into...” She then says it’s the best present she’s ever given me. I started with Libby Ferguson as a youth. The Arabian horse has taught me ... many life lessons: true, good friendships, lots of laughter, trust, integrity, what is grace, winning/losing, and unconditional love. Showing Arabian horses enhances my life ... period. I have no idea what I would do without showing. My biggest challenge as an amateur horseman is ... balancing family, work, and horses.

Farm:

Oak Haven Arabians

Trainer Affiliation:

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Mentors or influential people in my life are ... my parents, David and Pam O’Reilly, my husband, and my grandpa. My parents encouraged me to pursue my love of horses, my grandpa taught me how to truly love and give, and my husband for supporting me in this crazy horse world.


Trainers Rob Bick, Caralyn Schroter & Grant Krohn • Office Manager Janie Wasilewski 2379 Creechs Mill Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577 • 919.202.8384 • info@rbcshowhorses.com • www.rbcshowhorses.com Volume 45, No. 4 | 197A


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A marriage of New Jersey and Oklahoma might sound like a contrast in cultures, but for Elizabeth and Jack Milam, it works very well. He’s Oklahoma and she’s a Jersey girl. What they have in common, for starters, is animals, specifically dogs and horses. It was dogs who brought them together; in 2001, they met in a chat room devoted to bulldogs. So began a seven-year long distance romance that culminated in their marriage in 2008, and yes, New Jersey traded in the shore for the wide open spaces of Oklahoma. 216A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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In the beginning, “horses” didn’t mean Arabians for the Milams, although they each had an equine background. As a kid, Elizabeth rode whatever was in the barn where she took lessons, her passion for all things equine demonstrated by her paying the cost out of her chore money and bicycling three miles each way to the barn. “I was a typical, horse-obsessed girl,” she says, and remembers that her school mount was an Appaloosa. Jack, meanwhile, grew up with Quarter Horses. By the time they met online, Jack had been breeding bulldogs for 15 years and Elizabeth had been in the breed her whole life. She is a licensed judge, and has officiated in Bulldogs (since 1994) and French Bulldogs (since 2011) in North America, Central and South America, and Europe. Jack judges as well, and is known for assigning ribbons in sweepstakes. So, when they turned their attention to horses, they already knew the ropes of producing and showing animals to a high standard. Theirs began with three Quarter Horses, and as they had in bulldogs, they sought to learn more about what was considered quality in the breed. They checked out local horse shows, and fortunately for them, the AQHA World Championship Show was held in Oklahoma City, so they investigated. However, they didn’t feel an inner response which would have told

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them that they had found a home breed, so they moved on to the Morgan Grand National. That, too, failed to ignite the required hum of excitement. It would not be until 2011, when they attended the French Bulldog National Show in Atlanta, that they discovered what would be their equine passion. Horses were not at all on their radar that weekend, they both remember. It all began when Jack was walking one of their “Frenchies” and ran into Perry Payson, a handler at the show. “Why not come to an open house at Belvedere Farm, in Cedartown, Ga., on Saturday morning?” Payson suggested. The owner there, Mickey Womble, bred Arabian horses and they would be welcome. They would enjoy it. He scribbled directions for them on a napkin. They had planned to attend the Golden Retriever National Best of Breed class that morning and visit with a dog breeder they knew, but Jack assured Payson they would consider it.

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Jack and ElizabEth MilaM Friday night at a national dog show was no different from at a horse show; they stayed up late, catching up with friends and drinking champagne—and overslept on Saturday morning. By the time they got rolling, they had missed the Golden class, and more to the point, had decided that what they really needed was an outing in the country. That simple twist of fate sent their life in a completely new direction. It was October 1, 2011. At Belvedere Farms, it was not long before they made an important discovery: the Arabians delivered the take-your-breath-away, sock-in-the-gut experience they had been looking for, especially a young chestnut stallion who was the closing act of the day’s presentation. His name was Apalo. “I had tears in my eyes watching the horses,” says Elizabeth, “and my first reaction to Apalo was, ‘We could never own a horse like this.’”

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GS Soverign (Stival x GR Reychell), 2012 Scottsdale Champion Arabian Classic Junior Gelding.

“I had tears in my eyes watching the horses,” says Elizabeth, “and my first reaction to Apalo was, ‘We could never own a horse like this.’”

While at Belvedere, they met Mickey Womble and the farm’s trainer, Tara Carpio, as well as Johnny Downing and trainer Greg Hazlewood. And after the presentation, Greg casually mentioned to them, “You know, Perry has a lovely colt that would make a great starter horse for you.” “Our reaction was, ‘Starter for what?’” Elizabeth recalls. They were intrigued, but they weren’t quite there yet. The day further faded from their memory when they learned that their best friends’ son had been killed in a car wreck that evening. It would not be until they were home in Oklahoma and Elizabeth downloaded her photos from the open house that the thought of Arabian horses again rose on their horizon.

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Two weeks later, Elizabeth learned what a starter horse was. “Jack said to me, ‘Congratulations. You are now the owner of GS Soverign.’” The gelding, then 2, that he had purchased from Perry Payson was by Stival and out


Jack and ElizabEth MilaM of GR Reychell, by GR Psyches Rey. The Milams were in the Arabian horse business. With their profound knack for living near equine annual events, of course their next step was to head up the road to Tulsa for the U.S. Nationals. They were not idle spectators. “On Perry’s recommendation, Jack purchased two breedings to a horse called ZT Marwteyn from a guy called Michael Byatt,” Elizabeth says. “My reaction was, ‘We don’t even own a mare!’” With Payson’s help, that was easily remedied. Within a week after the show, they owned a filly named Aijzaah RCA (Ajman Moniscione x TR Aleksandraah, by Mishaah). Two weeks later, she was followed by a straight Egyptian mare, SES Nadira, who was in foal at the time.

With a growing business which included two show horses, their next need was for a trainer, and they chose Greg Hazlewood. They also wrote a show called “Scottsdale” on their calendars. In February, the Milams attended the first show at which they had contenders, but they were old pros at being owners, with their dog show experience. Even all the fancy trimmings and socializing were familiar. As it turned out, winning was too. “Our starter horse was unanimous Champion Junior Gelding,” Elizabeth says delightedly, “and our filly was a Top Ten Yearling Filly.” There was another class that was just as important. Watching the International Stallion Championship, Jack commented to Elizabeth, “Look at that chestnut one.” “It turned out to be the winner,” she says. “And

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Apalo winning 2012 U.S. National Reserve Champion 4-5 Year Old Stallion with Greg Hazlewood. I said, ‘Oh! And there is that nice man Mickey, from Belvedere!’ And ‘Oh, that’s his beautiful stallion we saw! Apalo!’” They still were enthralled by the young stallion, perhaps more than ever. He was by Justify, they learned, and out of the Psytadel US daughter, Gloria Apal—a knockout breeding pedigree. At the Orrion Farms barn party later, when Mickey Womble offered them half ownership in Apalo, they knew the drill. “Why not?” was becoming a common reaction for them. In April, the Regency Cove (that’s what they had named their f ledgling operation) juggernaut rolled on. They were off to the ABHA World Cup in Las Vegas, and naturally, all three of their entries scored. 222A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

GS Soverign was named Reserve Champion in Junior Colts/Geldings 1 and 2 Years Old ATH, with Natalia Nieves, while Aijzaah RCA was Top Ten in her age group of Yearling Fillies. The icing on the cake came on Saturday night, when Apalo was named the show’s Silver Supreme Champion Stallion. “That’s how we started,” Elizabeth Milam laughs. That year, they would go back to Tulsa, where Apalo would win the U.S. National Reserve Championship in Stallions 4-5 and GS Soverign would earn the U.S. National Reserve Championship in Geldings In-Hand 2 and Over. Since then, the challenge has been to keep fulfilling their potential—while at the same time, maintaining


Jack and ElizabEth MilaM

They’ve also expanded their breeding operation. By the end of 2012, they had purchased Womble’s interest in Apalo and added several mares, and, of course, each year brings more foals.

everything else that goes on in their lives (in his “day job,” Jack owns a machine shop that manufactures downhole equipment for the petroleum industry). Their passion, however, is the horse industry. They’ve added two Friesians and a zebra to their menagerie, and now own a farm in Scottsdale as well as their home property in Oklahoma. They’ve also expanded their breeding operation. By the end of 2012, they had purchased Womble’s interest in Apalo and added several mares, and, of course, each year brings more foals. Both Jack and Elizabeth have their favorite Arabians— and neither is afraid to cite horses owned by others who impress them as they refine their sense of quality and type. Jack recalls that Masquerade PA was one of the first to catch his eye, and Elizabeth f loats a list of names: among stallions, Signifikaynce, Jiuliusz De Wiec and Pyro Thyme SA catch her notice, while Najdah Al Zobair and Pitonisa AS meet her requirements among mares.

Basilio CS ( JJ Bellagio x Goddess of Da Vinci)

But it is their own horses that have their hearts. For Jack, there are Apalo, Basilio CS, the Apalo daughter Cirque Du Soleil BF, and their Ever After NA fillies, Forever Mi Dream (2013 Scottsdale Signature Reserve Champion Yearling Filly) and RA Ever The Diva. And Elizabeth is partial to Cosmapalotan RCF (2014 Silver Sire Yearling Colt), and of course, Apalo. And, she adds, the same mares as Jack. As with their bulldogs, though, Jack and Elizabeth Milam are breeders. Those observations are complete only until the next foal crop arrives. ■

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Q & A With

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eil Braverman leapt to the front page in the Arabian industry last year when one of his initial horse ventures, a filly named Honeys Delight RB, was named U.S. National Champion Mare. What may not be as well known, but is an indication of more success to come, is that he also has been involved in some pretty promising colt partnerships. Last year, the FA El Rasheem Group sold its 2-year-old FA El Rasheem to Dubai Arabian Stud (but retained 40 breedings), and in February of this year, the Conquest BR Partnership LLC turned heads at Scottsdale with its latest acquisition. The yearling Conquest BR, who is by Versace and out of a Padrons Psyche mare, aced his preliminary and went on to be named Scottsdale Classic Junior Colt Champion. In April, he followed up with the Gold Championship for Yearling Colts at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Things are humming at Braverman’s Black Rock Ranch, in Harrison, Idaho, and there is more to come. He talked to Arabian Horse Times in late August.

What attracted you to the Arabian horse business? The attraction was the beauty that I saw in

the breed, compared to the Quarter Horses I was doing on my ranch. After seeing the potential, I immediately made plans to sell most of my Quarter Horses (I had about 80), other than my recipient herd. Now I’m breeding 20 to 25 Arabian mares a year on average. 230A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

You seem to prefer to own your top horses in partnerships. Why? Our partnerships give my friends and associates an opportunity to experience first hand the beauty and success of the Arabian horse world.

Who was responsible for sharing the Arabian horse with you? My partner, Jeff Sloan, who has a vast knowledge of Arabian horses, introduced me to the breed in January 2013.

Who takes care of your horses? I have an extensive facility, about 1,240 acres, in northwest Idaho. My ranch manager is Andy Osmundson, who has more than 10 years of experience in the horse business. He directs a staff of grooms, trainers and handlers at the ranch. We also keep our show horses with Greg Gallún at Gallún Farms, in Santa Ynez, Calif. Do you study bloodlines for breeding or do you go by advice and purchase? I’m not a student of

bloodlines; I’m more of a business guy, and I trust the people I deal with and consult. They tell me what horses to breed to and I go from there. That’s been a lot of my success—I believe in good people, and it’s been my experience that they will do a great job.

What did it feel like last year, being brand new in the business and having Honeys Delight RB crowned U.S. National Champion Mare? To say the


Q & A With Neil BrAvermAN least, it was a fantastic “one of a kind” feeling that would propel Black Rock Arabian Horses to the top echelon of the Arabian horse world.

You sold the Versace son FA El Rasheem to Dubai Arabian Stud, but you are still involved and very excited about him. Will you tell us about it? We sold FA El Rasheem to Sheikh Mohammed, and I negotiated exclusive North American breeding rights. He’s spectacular; we didn’t really want to sell him, but there are some opportunities that you just don’t pass up. He is 3 now, and he’s performing beautifully—this year, he’s been named Gold Champion Junior Colt in Abu Dhabi and at the Dubai World Cup Show in March. In Menton, France, he also was named Gold Champion Junior Colt. He will be going on to Aachen, in Germany (September), and to the Salon du Cheval in Paris at the end of November 2014.

We have no question as to his quality—he has the most beautiful face in the world—but, of course, we didn’t know how good a breeding stallion he would be. We were fortunate enough to breed 10 or 11 in his first year at stud, and we have three of them that we like very much at Black Rock. Greg Gallún has three in California, and the other day he called to tell me that he’d seen one in Scottsdale that is the best foal he’s seen in 10 years. So, we are looking forward to some very big things next year.

What are your plans for Conquest BR in the future? After showing at the U.S. Nationals, we plan to

send Conquest up to Black Rock and stand him for the 2015 season.

Where do you see your program going over the next few years? We will continue to buy and breed

the highest quality horses only, and we’ll keep on raising the bar. We only want the best, and we look forward to winning future competitions.

Where do you see yourself in the horse business in five years? If the past is any indication of the future,

in five years we will be one of the five best Arabian horse syndicates in the business.

Now, let’s get personal. What is, or has been, your business in “real life”? Much of my professional

career was in offshore businesses—Hong Kong, Japan,

Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. Several years ago, I had semi-retired for the third time and was on vacation with a dentist friend of mine, and he told me about the gloves he was required to wear in his practice and how they all had holes. Long story short, my wife and I started a business together to import a better type of glove, but it was a disaster because there was a shortage of rubber. We wound up moving back to Malaysia to build factories and machinery that could make what were probably the best surgical and electronic gloves in the world. We lived there for a couple of years, and then about 13 years ago, we sold the business to Kimberly-Clark.

After Malaysia, how did you happen to settle in Idaho? We’ve lived in several places, including

Scottsdale, and we still have a house in Florida. With Florida’s climate, we usually spent a lot of our summers in Vail. When I had to have heart surgery, my doctor told me it wasn’t smart to be living at 8,500 feet. I remembered some time I’d spent in Idaho, and it had seemed a lot like Vail, but at a lower altitude. We live now on Lake Coeur d’Alene, which is at 2,500 feet. The closest town is Harrison, which has a population of about 276 people (and many of them work at the ranch).

What is the ranch like? We had a house on the other side of the lake and bought this property, in the beginning, as an investment. I thought I’d develop a golf course or something. It goes up into the mountains and it’s gorgeous—about 10 miles of horse trails, big pastures, seven miles of vinyl fence. We are very proud of our stateof-the-art reproduction center. The ranch itself has 100 stalls, indoor arenas, outdoor arenas, exercise facilities, all heated. Then I saw what was going on here in the past [a Quarter Horse operation], and the ranch manager said, “What do you think about buying a few horses?” And the rest is history. Is there a performance discipline that interests you, or are you content with just doing halter? I enjoy the halter side of it. I did buy an Arabian performance horse, but really just to ride. In the future, I might consider competing in reining, since we competed with Quarter Horses in the past.

As a ‘newcomer’ in the breed, what advice would you give to someone considering getting in? I

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REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 4, 2014, Region 12 50-Mile Endurance Championship Ride, Hefflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545.

SHOWS OCTOBER October 3-5, 2014, Dixie Gulf Panhandle Ruff Out, Baker, Florida. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. October 4, 2014, Chile Roast Sport Horse and Dressage One Day Show, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. October 4, 2014, CRAA Fall Finale One Day Show, East Haddam, Connecticut. Contact: Debbi Thomas, 860-526-9526. October 4, 2014, Show Your Horse Sport Horse Challenge One Day Show, Newberry, Florida. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004. October 4-5, 2014, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, Washington. Contact: Lanora Callahan, 360-832-6076. October 5, 2014, Chile Roast One Day Show A and B, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. October 10-11, 2014, Reiner Rendevous One Day Show I and II, Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. Contact: Annette McCloskey, 417-844-5756.

October 31-November 2, 2014, Western Carolinas Fall Show, Clemson, South Carolina. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. NOVEMBER November 6-9, 2014, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 14-16, 2014, Music City Arab Show, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. November 15-16, 2014, Autumn Classic Charity One Day Show I and II, Perry, Georgia. Contact: Donna Johnston, 229-669-4073.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

*Go to ‘www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho. org for international shows and information. Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates. Correction: In the July issue on page 34 of the Region 10 section, the 5th place winner for H/A Mounted Native Costume ATR is incorrect. 5th Place went to ROCKAFELLA B (Baske Afire x Wishes), with owner Corinne Joss.

DECEMBER December 4-7, 2014, Saguaro Classic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372.

ENDURANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE

October 2-4, 2014, Alabama Yellowhammer Pioneer 50-, 55-, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Hefflin, Alabama. Contact: Tamra Schoech, 770-554-1545. October 4, 2014, Red Rock Rumble 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Reno, Nevada. Contact: Gina Hall, 775-849-0839. October 11, 2014, Oak Leaf Run 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Hamilton, Michigan. Contact: Linda Hamrick, 260-602-9660. October 18, 2014, Foothills of the Cascade 50-Mile Endurance Ride, Molalla, Oregon. Contact: Anna Sampson, 503-829-6002. October 18-19, 2014, PMHA Fall Harvest Horse Show, Lexington, Kentucky. Contact: Evette Moody, 937-623-7934.

NATIONAL EVENTS

October 17-25, 2014, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact: AHA, 303-6966-4500.

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Acevedo Arabians ..............................................................44A, 268AA, IBCAA Adandy Farm...............................................................................141AA-151AA Aft, Sandra ..................................................................................................201A Aguirre, Kelli ............................................................... 132A, 133A, 145A, 206A AHT Boutique .......................................................................................... 208AA AHT Social Media ......................................................................................202A AHT Subscriptions ......................................................................................213A AHT U.S. Nationals Coverage.................................................... 262AA, 263AA AHT Marketing ......................................................................................... 32AA AHT Women In The Industry ................................................................... 70AA Al Maliik LLC ..................................................................................... 16A, 17A Al Mohamadia Stud............................................................................. 24A, 25A Alfaro, Helen ...............................................................................................125A Aljassimya Farm ..............................................................................................5A Almohamadia Stud .................................................................................. 211AA Alrajhia Stud ........................................................................................ 60A, 61A Anderson, Jessica .........................................................................................140A Argent Farms ...................................................FCA, 14A-45A, 209AA-217AA Aria Cassanova Partners LLC.............................................................. 32A, 33A Attwood, George & Deborah .....................................................................200A Avonlea Arabians ........................................................................................204A

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Bartlett, Art .................................................................................... 84AA, 85AA Bassichis, Benjamin & Michele...........................12-15Guzzo (126AA-129AA) Black Magik Arabians .................................................................................167A Blackstone, Lisa .......................................................................................... 73AA Brower, Aimee .......................................................................................... 176AA Burkman Centre ................................................................................224A-227A

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Cedar Ridge Arabians .......................................................18AA, 19AA, 234AA Charles E. Amato Equine Interests ........................................................... 96AA Chattooga Ridge Arabians ............................................................... 228A, 229A Chestnuthill Arabians ...........................................................262A-264A, IBCA ChriShan Park Arabians ...................................................................101A-112A Christy Higman-Clements Training .............................................................93A Clanton Performance Horses ............................................................121A-128A Colonial Wood Training Center .......................................................203A-212A Conish, Linda ........................................................................................... 177AA Conquest BR Partners, LLC ............................................................... IFCA, 1A Conway Arabians, Inc. .................................................................................59A Copeland, Susan ....................................................................................... 171AA Copperhill Arabians ......................................................................... 214A, 215A Costanzo, Jamie .......................................................................... 166AA, 167AA Cotton Performance Horses ..............................................................169A-173A Courtney, Chris & Autumn ........................................................................109A Cravens, Pattie & Cathy..............................................................................110A Crescent Creek Farms ...................................................................... 165A, 208A Curley, Sheila & Jenna ................................................................... 98AA, 99AA Cylent Arabians LLC ................................................................................ 69AA

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Davis, Laraine .............................................................................................122A Dawson, Donald ............................................................................................69A DeRegnaucourt, Staci ................................................................................. 89AA Diamondhill Arabians .......................................................................... 68A, 69A Dolorosa Arabians .................................................................................... 210AA Dolquist, Scott & Sidney ........................................................................... 57AA Doran, Cheryl .......................................................................................... 177AA Downing, Stephanie ....................................................................................211A Dowson, Tracy ................................................................................ 78AA, 79AA Dreym Bar Farms ........................................................................................198A 238A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

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Fazenda Floresta .................................................16-17Guzzo (130AA, 131AA) Ferszt, John & Patty ....................................................................................107A Finney, Elaine ......................................................................84A, 85A, 87A, 92A Fisher, Wendy & Arielle .......................................................................... 146AA Fleming, Maudi ................................................................................ 207A, 209A Flood Show Horses ...........................................................................146A-149A Flynn, L.A. .............................................................. 76AA, 77AA, 82AA, 83AA Franklin, Dianne .................................................................................. 52A, 53A French, Lindsey O’Reilly ........................................ 40AA, 41AA, 58AA-60AA Frierson Atkinson........................................................................................235A Frye, Kellie M. ............................................................................................112A

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Gallún Farms, Inc..................................................IFCA, 1A, 8A, 9A, 60A, 61A Garland’s Ltd........................................................................................ 62A-69A Garvis, Leslie.................................................................................. 74AA, 75AA Gebski, Lynne .............................................................................................166A Gemini Ranch LLC ......................................................................................42A Graef Maggio, Joyce ....................................................................................123A Graef, Elsie ..................................................................................................123A Grimm, Michael ..........................................................................................124A Gunabalan, Joanne ................................................ 22A, 23A, 36A, 37A, 214AA Guzzo Worldwide LLC .. 10Guzzo-24Guzzo (124AA-138AA), 139AA, 140AA

H

Hackett, Ralph & Linda .............................................................................121A Hagale Family, The .....................................................................................107A Halcon Furniture ...........................................................................................59A Hansen, Tom & Leona ................................................................................51A Haras JM ...................................................................................................BCAA Harris, Pamela ............................................................................................ 81AA Haug, Deborah & Eric......................................................................... 54A, 55A Hazlewood Arabians LLC ....................................................................7A, BCA Hegg, Mickey Mrs.......................................................................................235A Hester, Madge ............................................................................................ 72AA Highland Pride Arabians ..................................................................224A-227A Hines, Brooke ..............................................................................................200A Hollowell, Dr. Blair .................................................................................. 148AA Hruban, Amelia ...........................................................................................258A Hruzek, Caitlin................................................................................. 214A, 215A Huff, Jane ....................................................................................................110A Hull, Steve & Katie .....................................................................................125A

I

IIB Farms ................................................................................................... 69AA Irving Training ............................................................................................232A Ivory Arabians .................................................................................. 248A, 249A

J

J.T. Keller Performance Horses ...................................................................204A Jackson, Karlton ..........................................................................................134A Jones, Trudy .............................................................................................. 148AA Jupp, Beth ................................................................................................. 165AA

K

Keav Power Associates ............................................................................. 139AA KGB Texas ................................................................................. 100AA, 101AA Kiesner Training ................................................................................129A-145A Kline, Valerie .................................................................................. 61AA, 62AA


Knipe, Ken & Susan ................................................................................. 176AA Knoop Family, The .......................................................................... 162A, 163A Koehring LLC ............................................................................................121A Kraft, Taylor ............................................................................................... 63AA Krusen, Joyce & Jeffrey............................................................................. 147AA

L

L&B Farms .....................................................................................50AA-56AA Larson, Claire & Margaret .................................................................. FCA, 40A Lau, Jenny ............................................................................................... 256AA Leavitt, Gail ..................................................................................................57A Loftis, Eric & Michelle .................................................................... 244A, 245A Lowe Show Horse Centre...........................................................160AA-167AA

M

MA Shatila............................................................................................... 8A, 9A Mahan, Karen ..............................................................................................103A Maita, Emily .................................................................................... 148A, 149A Mala, Alayna .............................................................................. 149AA, 150AA Manfield, Michael & Robin ..................................................................... 169AA Manzardo, Jacy & Kari ................................................................................112A Markel Insurance..........................................................................................5AA Maroon Fire Arabians .................................................................................235A Marshall, Mitzi........................................................................................... 86AA Matthews, Marikate ......................................................................... 250A, 251A Maximuck, Nancy ........................................................................86A, 90A, 91A McArthur, Donna .........................................................................................58A McBride, Kevin .......................................................................................... 87AA McCulloch, Dr. Krystal ...............................................................................109A McKee, Brian ........................................................................................... 230AA Metcalfe, Yvonne ........................................................................................ 80AA Miller, Bruce & Lucinda ...............................................................................67A Moore, Emily .......................................................................................... 257AA Moore, John & Cynthia ..........................................................28A, 29A, 212AA Murray, Matt ....................................................................................................66 Musso, Linda .................................................................................... 252A, 253A

N

Nelson, Cheryl.......................................................................................... 174AA Nelson, Jill ...................................................................................................126A Nolan, Mayree .................................................................................. 146A, 147A

O

Oak Haven Arabians .......................................................................40AA-68AA Oak Haven South Arabians LLC ......................................FCAA, 42AA-49AA Olson, Karen .............................................................................................. 69AA O’Reilly, Dr. Nancy ..................................................... 104A, 105A, 108A, 111A Orthwein, Ellen...........................................................................................210A Owings, Margaret ...................................................................................... 97AA

P

Palmetto Arabians .......................................................................................199A Pashtenko, Irene ..........................................................................................184A Pay-Jay Arabians .........................................................................................235A Payson, Perry ..........................................................................15Guzzo (129AA) Pease-Paulsen, Michelle ............................................................. 162AA, 163AA Perkins, Perry & Suzanne...................... 102AA, 18-20Guzzo (132AA-134AA) Piotrowski, Tess Marie ............................................................................... 90AA Polo Grill.......................................................................................................79A Powell Training Center ...............................................................168AA-175AA Prestige Farms LLC ....................................................................... 14AA, 15AA Price, Ray & Lynn.......................................................................................185A

R

R. Kirk Landon Revocable Trust.................................................................257A R.O. Lervick Arabians ....................................................................... 48A, 235A Rae-Dawn Arabians ................................................................................. 2A, 3A Rash, Ron & Becky .......................................................................................63A Ravlin, Fred ...................................................................................... 242A, 243A RBC Show Horses ...........................................................................197A-201A Regency Cove Farms .............................................................................7A, BCA Richardson, Erika ....................................................................................... 88AA Rickart, Adam ...............................................................................................38A Rivero International ........................................................................... 2AA, 3AA Rock Ledge Arabians ........................................................................182A-185A

Rohara Arabians ....................................................................240A-264A, IBCA Rohl Arabians .....................................................10-11Guzzo (124AA, 125AA) Ronen, Melanie ........................................................................................ 164AA Rooker Training Stable .....................................................................161A-168A Royal Arabians ..................................................................................... 30A, 31A Royal Palm Arabians ........................................................................ 246A, 247A

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Sage Performance Horses............................................................193AA-196AA Santa Cecelia Arabians........................................21-23Guzzo (135AA-137AA) Sarah Paripovich Training ........................................................................ 228AA Schildroth, Josh ........................................................................................ 173AA Schroter, Carolyn.........................................................................................200A Schwarz, Abbie & Bridget ..........................................................................125A Schwing, Jennifer.............................................................................66AA-68AA Scion Arabians LLC .....................................................................................56A Scott, Colleen ..............................................................................................121A Sculpture By Foss ........................................................................................234A Select Show Horses .................................................................... 202AA, 203AA Shamrock Farms LLC ......................................................................... 20A, 21A Shannon, Nancy ....................................................................................... 175AA Shea Stables.................................................................................................235A Shippee, Emily & Kathy .............................................................................106A Shuster Arabians .........................................................................................164A Silver Stag Arabians LLC ............................... 142AA, 143AA, 145AA, 151AA Simeon Stables ......................................................................................... 230AA Smith Family, The .........................................................................................43A Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ........................10A, 11A, 141A-143A, 144AA Solie, Amanda .......................................................................................... 215AA Sotheby’s International Realty......................................................................7AA Springwater Farms ............................................................................... 81A-92A Starline Arabians LLC ......................................................................135A-139A Stone, Susan ................................................................................................184A Stonegate Farm ............................................................................... 45A, 217AA Strawberry Banks Farm .....................................................................8AA-11AA Summer, Matt .............................................................................................124A Swier, Stacey ............................................................................................. 228AA

T

Ted Carson at Butler Farms Training Center ................................IFCAA, 1AA The Brass Ring, Inc.......................................................................95AA-103AA The Hat Lady .............................................................................................235A Timberidge Ranch ......................................................................................205A Tiziani, Kressi, Alexa & McKella............................................................. 229AA Trotwood Farm .................................................................................... 46A, 47A

U

Ure, Jodi...................................................................................... 172AA, 173AA Utica Square ..................................................................................................80A

V

Valiant Crest Arabians ..................................................................... 228A, 229A Valley View Farm ........................................................................................111A Vesty, Stuart ...........................................................................41A, 166A, 216AA Vicki Humphrey Training Center ...................................................71AA-93AA Voss, William & Janell ............................................................... 202AA, 203AA

W

Wayne Newton’s Aramus Arabians ........................................24Guzzo (138AA) Weiler, Carolyn & Megan ...........................................................................259A Weiler, Megan & Carolyn ...........................................................................185A Weisser, Toby & Debra Hennington ...........................................................253A Werts, Todd & Michelle .............................................................................102A Westridge Farms ..........................................................FCA, 26A, 27A, 213AA Whelihan Arabians .............................................................................. 49A-58A Whitaker, Pattie ..........................................................................................110A White Family, The ......................................................................................183A Wilkins Likestock Insurers, Inc...................................................................235A Windy City Farm ........................................................................................234A Winer, Maddy & Jay ........................................................................ 254A, 255A Wright, Joelle & Robert ....................................................................... 64A, 65A

Z

Zinke, Audrey............................................................................. 178AA, 179AA Zuccarini, John & Sandy .......................................................................... 170AA Volume 45, No. 4 | 239A


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Volume 45, No. 4 | 241A


SCID and CA Clear | Sweepstakes Nominated | Scottsdale Signature Stallion Shipped semen will be available worldwide in 2015.

242A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Ajman Moniscione | Fabrices Destiny

P.O. Box 110, Orange Lake, FL 32681 352.591.4661 | rohara@windstream.net | www.rohara.com Owned by Fred Ravlin & Rohara Arabians

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 243A


244A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


National Champion 3yr old Colt

Da Vinci FM | DD Crown Jewel

ARABIAN STALLIONS 4 & 5YR OLDS

with Joe Alberti

Owned by Eric & Michelle Loftis SCID and CA Clear | Sweepstakes Nominated | Scottsdale Signature Stallion

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 245A


246A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Region 15 Champion Arabian Yearling Filly Scottsdale Top Ten Senior Filly

Ever After NA | EA Moneila Psyche

ARABIAN YEARLING FILLIES

with Joe Alberti

Owned by Rohara Arabians & Barbra Jarabeck, Royal Palm Arabians ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 247A


248A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Region 15 Top Five Stallion

Rohara Aria Spartan | Ivory Lavita E Bella

FUTURITY COLTS & ARABIAN STALLIONS 3YR OLDS

with Joe Alberti

Owned by Rohara Arabians & Ivory Arabians

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 249A


ROhARA

Arabians

250A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Scottsdale Unanimous Champion H/A Costume

Good Thunder+/ | By The Grace

HALF-ARABIAN MOUNTED NATIVE COSTUME AAOTR

with Marikate Matthews

HALF-ARABIAN MOUNTED NATIVE COSTUME OPEN

with John Rannenberg

Owned by Marikate Matthews

Volume 45, No. 4 | 251A


252A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


National Champion H/A Show Hack Regional Champion H/A Country English Pleasure AOTR 55 & Over

Krewe+ | Worthy Decision

HALF-ARABIAN SHOW HACK & HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE OPEN

with John Rannenberg

HALF-ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER

with Linda Musso

Owned by Linda Musso

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 253A


12x National Champion/Reserve H/A Stock/Hunter Gelding

Magnum Chall hVP | The Sweet Rose

Listen to Maddy Winer at www.maddywiner.com, ITunes and Pandora. Join Maddy as she performs opening ceremonies at U.S. Nationals on Saturday, October 25.

HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS STOCK/HUNTER 7 & OVER

HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS STOCK/HUNTER AAOTH ROhARA

Arabians

254A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

with Joe Alberti with Maddy Winer

Owned by Maddy and Jay Winer


Scottsdale Reserve Champion Yearling Gelding Region 12 Reserve Champion Sweepstakes Colt/Geldings

Da Vinci FM | S Justatinkerbell

ARABIAN YEARLING GELDINGS

with Joe Alberti

Owned by Maddy and Jay Winer

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 255A


2x Regional Reserve Champion

Da Vinci FM | Rohara Shahmara

ARABIAN FUTURITY FILLIES & ARABIAN 3YR OLD FILLIES

with Joe Alberti

ROhARA

Arabians

256A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Owned by Rohara Arabians


Region 12 Reserve Champion Half-Arabian Mare

Majik of Marwan | Flameworthy

HALF-ARABIAN 2YR OLD FILLIES

with Joe Alberti

Owned by R. Kirk Landon Revocable trust & Rohara Arabians

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 257A


5X National Champion/Reserve H/A Stock/Hunter Gelding Region 12 Champion H/A Hunter Pleasure Jr Horse & Reserve Champion AATR

Shaddofax | ZA Magnumoiselle MTC

HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS STOCK/HUNTER 4 & 5YR OLDS & HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE JR HORSE with Joe Alberti HALF-ARABIAN GELDINGS AAOTH & HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE MATURITY with Amelia Hrubna ROhARA

Arabians

258A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Owned by Amelia hruban


Magnum Psyche | Affluent Affair

2X National Champion and Supreme Champion H/A Stock/Hunter Mare

HALF-ARABIAN MARES STOCK/HUNTER 7 & OVER & HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE OPEN with Joe HALF-ARABIAN MARES AAOTH & HALF-ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE SELECT Owned by Carolyn & Megan Weiler

Alberti

with Megan Weiler ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 259A


Rohara welcomes from Knock Arabians

*Modusa

QR Marc | E.A.M.T Marihuana/BJ Thee Mustafa

*Eclipse

QR Marc | EL haza/Ararat

ROhARA

Arabians

260A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

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These 4 beautiful creations

sired by the World Re-nowned

qrMarc *Pavorotto

QR Marc | Palanga/Ekstern

*Gazella

QR Marc | Greta/Pesal

R. Kirk Landon Revocable Trust & Rohara Arabians

ROhARA

Arabians

Volume 45, No. 4 | 261A


ROUGh JUSTICE

Wh JUSTICE x NADJANA BINT NADIR

262A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

MAGNUMS MAI TAI

MAGNUM PSYChE x TWISTAFATE JB


Like the Emperor who re-united the Roman Empire..

He will re-unite the World!

Bred by Vicki & Doug Niles, Arabians by Design SCID & CA Clear Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Stallion Region 12 Spotlight Nominated Stallion Iowa Gold Star Stallion SCOTTSDALE INTERNATIONAL BRONZE JR. ChAMPION

P.O. Box 110, Orange Lake, FL 32681 352.591.4661 | rohara@windstream.net | www.rohara.com Joe Alberti: 610.972.9628 | chestnut@ptd.net

Owned by

Volume 45, No. 4 | 263A


Thank you to over 100 breeders!

The People’s horse... Over 100 breeders, trainers and owners have chosen ABD Justinian for their 2015-2016 breeding decision. We are honored by the amount of response to Justinian and eagerly look forward to the future with all of you.

Owned by P.O. Box 110, Orange Lake, FL 32681 352.591.4661 | rohara@windstream.net | www.rohara.com Joe Alberti: 610.972.9628 | chestnut@ptd.net


Yearling Colts with Greg Hazlewood

Region 1 Champion Yearling Colt • JJ Bellagio x Goddess Of Da Vinci Jack & Elizabeth Milam • Newcastle, OK • www.RegencyCoveFarms.com • Greg Hazlewood • 602.549.8726 • www.HazlewoodArabians.com

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Arabian Horse Times - Vol45No4 - A  

September A 2014