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Gazal Al Shaqab (Anaza El Farid x Kajora) 1995 Stallion 2001 World Champion

Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) 2000 Stallion 2001 – 2002 – 2008 World Champion

© All photos Gigi Grasso

Wadee Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl) 2010 Stallion 2012 World Champion


Kahil Al Shaqab

Kahil Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x OFW Mishaahl) 2008 Stallion 2011 World Gold Champion Colt 2011 Menton Gold Champion Colt 2011 Al Khalediah Gold Champion Colt 2011 Qatar International Gold Champion Colt

WORLD CHAMPION CONTENDER WITH GIACOMO CAPACCI


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Thank you to our incredible circle of clients and friends who have entrusted us with their beautiful Arabian horses this year: Claire & Margaret Larson Cedar Ridge Arabians John & Cynthia Moore DST Arabians Om El Arab International Al Mohamadia Stud Dolorosa Arabians Laura Koch & Bert Sanders Patricia Dempsey Leslie Sommer, Carrie Fritz & Sharon Doran Tangle Ridge Farm Robert & Rosanne Wiechmann Jay & Barb Sink窶適rusenstjerna David Ross Mulawa Arabian Stud Dan & Suzanne Acevedo Cindy McGown & Mark Davis Joanne & Ram Gunabalan Steve & Arleen Smith Mark & Val Sylla Charles & Kathy Steger JoRae Richardson The Rickart Family Christopher LeVoyer David Cains & Scott Bailey Joe & Katie Russell Dru Cederberg Duke & Renae Mendel Mike & Sheena Steenhart Robert & Elizabeth Michels Jeff Sloan Joe & Kathleen Monroe Stuart Vesty Brad Hill Carmelle & Shawn Rooker Marcos Tinoco John Stroemer Quintessa Farm Amanda Solie Brad & Linda Mouw MD Isley Texie Lowery Al Jassimya Farm Oak Haven South Arabians Said & Nora Bsoul Chris & Michelle Culbreth Michael & Valerie Resch Strawberry Banks Farm Jeff Wallace Tom & Liz Moore

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Contents Issue 11 • Volume 45, No. 6 14

A Very First Interview with Mrs. Christianne Chazel with Jeff Wallace

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Cover: Fazenda Floresta Welcomes You … 2014 MAHB Fall Festival—Opportunity & Community by Kara Larson

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Breeder Finals—An Oasis In The Stands by Jeff Wallace with Erin Naas

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Champions ... Setting The Gold Standard by Jeff Wallace

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The Magic Of Poland by Jeff Wallace

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The Arabian Horse—Poland’s National Treasure, 4th Excerpt by Zenon Lipowicz and George Zbyszewski

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The Santa Ynez Arabian Foal Festival—You Have To Love It by Mary Kirkman

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Aachen

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German National Championships

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All Nations Cup

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Arabian Futurity Europe

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Leaders Of The Times:*Pscore

by Talitha Bakker

by Kara Larson

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2014 Prague Intercup ~ Porsche European Cup ~ Czech Nationals Emmy And Gunner: A Tale Of Grassroots Dedication by Kara Larson

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2014 National Show Horse Finals by Kara Larson

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The Arabian Sport Horse—Bridging The Gap by Ashley Lauren Toye

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AHT Holiday Gift Guide Young Riders Chosen To Represent The Arabian Breed by Kara Larson

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20th Annual Arabian Horse Times Beautiful Baby Contest

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In Memoriam

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Comments From The Publisher 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me Guest Editorial: Additional Thoughts On Photo Retouching Of Horse Photographs by Scott K. Trees Calendar Of Events Looking Ahead Index Of Advertisers

On The Cover:

LLC Fasario (Aria Impresario x RD Fabreanna), owned by Fazenda Floresta.

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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. 6, November 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. • POSTMASTER: 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 • Fax: 952-492-3228 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

Loving Perfirka If you read my “Poland Diary” in our July issue, you know I fell in love with Poland on my first trip there last June. What I—we, actually, as my father and mother were there too—hadn’t counted on, was falling in love with a horse on that trip, as well. She is Perfirka, an 11-year-old grey mare that was slated to be Lot 2 in the Pride of Poland Sale in August. That is how I happened to be making my second trip to Poland less than two months later. It was in pursuit of Perfirka. There is almost no way to explain the feeling at the Polish stud farms during the week of the national show and sale. We don’t know anything like it over here; there is such enormous national pride, and when you go to those two events, it radiates from everyone. So many people around the stud farms work with the horses or have relatives that do, and they know that these horses represent them. People come from all over the country who feel the same way. The beauty and presence of the Arabian horses is, for them, Poland, the real pride of Poland. I didn’t think we could surpass the emotion of our earlier trip, but in August, the way the Polish people embraced the Arabian horse was even more moving. Perfirka is a very special mare, as great on paper as she is in person. She is by Gazal Al Shaqab and a member of the famous ‘P’ line of mares, tracing to Piewica. In the show ring, she has been a European Breeders’ Senior Gold Champion Mare and Best in Show, and as a broodmare, she is the dam of champions. It was no surprise that several other buyers wanted her too. The night of the auction, I did the bidding for my parents, and I have never had such an electrifying experience. As the figures escalated, the crowd began cheering her on and the sound just filled the air. I thought my heart would hammer right through my ribs with the suspense, until finally, the hammer fell and we were declared the new owners. I was thinking, “Nothing could top that!” Well, never say never. The next day, I visited Perfirka in her stall, and that was, maybe, the most amazing experience of all. Her caretakers and the people who loved her, many of whom have known her for years, were in tears. They were so happy for her, but so sad to be losing her. I could only reassure them that in her new home in Jordan, Minn., we too would take care of her. We would honor her and revere her and most of all, we would love her. That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Isn’t that the universal link we Arabian horse people share with each other? The Polish people are such great representatives of it, but it is there for all of us. We love these horses.

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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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A-JERICHO

A Jakarta x Destiny VF • 2012 COLT • Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction AHA Sweepstakes Sire • AHBA World Cup Auction Stallion • Silver Sire Stallion

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WE invite you to See A-Jericho at Midwest During the Scottsdale Farm Tour s December 31st - January 4th

We are excited to have the following mares in foal to A-Jericho for 2015 ... *Wieza Mocy National Champion Gai Daphne Lady Jeanette Francesca ORA Justawish TBA Louisiana Lady Aria ORA PA Perdita

We are anxious for their arrival.

2013 United States National Reserve Cha mpion Ye arling Colt 2013 AHBA World Cup Silver Supreme Cha mpion Ye arling Colt 2013 Scot tsdale Signature Stallion Cha mpion Ye arling Colt ATH owned by THE ABEL FAMILY Lacombe, Alberta, Canada

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Apaladin x Sweetanticipation

2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian Park Horse with Joel Keisner

Dam of Supreme Sensation SMP A Love Supreme will be bred to Baskghazi in 2015.

Thank you, Quinton Des Fountain, for your great training and

management while at Smoky

Mountain. We wish you and Danielle the best upon your return to Des Fountain, Inc.

Rod & Jacqueline Thompson

Lenoir City, TN

Office: 865.816.0070 / Trainer: 865.816.2406

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Baskghazi x A Love Supreme 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure Futurity with Jim Stachowski

by 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

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A Very First Interview

with Mrs. Christianne Chazel with JEFF WALLACE

The name Christianne Chazel is synonymous in the world of Arabian horses with both the Salon du Cheval show every December in Paris, and the Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships that are held every June in Menton, France. Madame Chazel is, of course, French, and therefore, knows better than anyone on the planet how to add style and beauty to a horse show. To the delight of thousands and thousands of Arabian enthusiasts that live on every last continent on the globe, she has succeeded in this endeavor. She created the Yearling Championships, as well as the Open Championships where second place horses can be considered for the Gold award. Now all major events have adjusted their systems to follow the lead of Christianne Chazel.  Madame Chazel began breeding Egyptian Arabian horses in France in 1974, then moved on to the task of judging. Madame Chazel has been  on the ECAHO A list since 1990 and  on the ECAHO B list since 1986. During her judging career, she has judged in many countries including: France, Italy, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Poland, Germany, Belgium, Oman, Russia, and Egypt.  Madame Chazel speaks French, English and Spanish, and during my dazzling and quite educational phone interview with her, I found her to have a wonderful sense of humor as well. Her passion for and knowledge of everything Arabian is simply remarkable and and I thank her, once again, for granting AHT this very exclusive interview.

Merci, Madame Chazel, Merci!

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Top left: Madame Chazel on a judging assignment. Middle lef: Madame Chazel with HRH Prince Khaled Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Q: What year did you get involved with Arabians? 1978.  Q: Are you breeding horses today? If yes, what bloodlines? No. Because of my judging, I stopped about 15 years ago, but when I did breed, it was Egyptian bloodlines that I concentrated on.  Q: There are horses coming from America this year to Paris; how important is that to the show? There are American-bred horses every year in Paris, but they always go on, it seems, to other shows in Europe or the Middle East. However, what is special this year, is that there are five or six horses coming just to show at the Salon du Cheval in Paris which is wonderful and quite unique.  Q: How many countries are participating this year in Paris, Madame Chezal? I believe about 35 countries.  Q: Did you give birth to the Menton show? Yes, I did, in 1991. Please tell us about this. In 1994, I was the first to sense the interest coming from the Middle East in terms of their wanting to participate in our shows. So, in 1994 I changed the name to the Mediterranean and Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championships to reflect their deep interest in participating and supporting the show. In 2001, along with Mr. Essam Abdulla, Director General of the Arab Emirates Horse Society, I aided in creating the show in Sharjah. In 2002 I did the same in Abu Dhabi, 2003 in Ajman, and in 2004, Dubai. I am very proud of what has come of these events in terms of great successes and beautiful horses.  Q: There is a new and exciting award in Paris, and that is the Platinum for stallions and mares. Why, Madame Chazel, did you add this class?  Basically, to accomplish three or four very important things. We did not want the same horse coming back, year after year, taking the Gold title from others that also deserved to win it. So, I felt if I created this title for past winners, only then would it give the great ones an opportunity to return without taking the same title multiple times, but compete with other past winners for a new and elevated title. The Platinum award also creates a legendary and iconic platform for the truly

Frank Sponle in Paris at the Salon du Cheval showing AJ Sawahi for breeder/owner Ajman Stud.


Top: Dominik Quet and Dominik Briot with Madame Chazel. Middle: Dominik Briot, Mohammed Al Sulaiti of Al Shaqab Member Qatar Foundation, and Madame Chazel.

magnificent ones to stand upon. I was very honored when Director Marek Trela from Janów Podlaski Stud in Poland brought his treasure *Pianissima to participate in this newly added class. Dr. Trela had already announced to the world that she would never be shown again, but when he was approached and told of this new class, he agreed, as he wanted to support the purpose of this class, while allowing one of the greatest Arabian mares to ever live achieve her iconic status in the eyes of the entire Arabian world. Marek Trela, in the end, honored me, the title, the people and, of course, *Pianissima. Q: If you could bring two horses back to life, who would they be? First, it would be *El Shaklan (Shaker El Masri, by *Morafic x *Estopa, by Tabal), as his type, the year Joanna Maxwell brought him to me as, I believe, a two year old, was sheer perfection. I remember him like it was yesterday. I, of course, don’t know what he would be like in today’s world, but then we need not worry about this, right? Secondly, years ago, when I was judging the European Championships, a beautiful white mare entered my ring and she captivated me with her feminine charm, overall goodness, and all of her magic and charisma. When the class ended, I looked down at my judges card only to realize that I had not stopped watching her long enough to give her a mark—that is just how beautiful and captivating the magnificent *Pilarka (Palas, by Aswan x *Pierzga, by Negatiw) was. *Pilarka was the entry of Janów Podlaski Stud, Poland, and also is the maternal great-grandam of World Champion Mare *Pianissima. *Pilarka too, earned the same title in Paris, many years ago.  Breeding generations of great horses, not just a single horse, takes a lifelong commitment, deep determination and the work of a true visionary. It is Madame Chazel that continues to exemplify the very same qualities in creating the perfect arenas with which to appreciate the beauty of the Arabian horse—generation after generation.

à bientôt Paris!

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Fazenda Floresta Welcomes You . .

Fazenda Floresta • Luciana Fasano • lufasano@gmail.com (55) 11 4013-6111 • (55) 11 4403 0145 • cell: (55) 11 9987 72352 • Flavio Wanderley: (55) 11 99621 1843 For semen information • Dr. Paula Camargo www.fazendaflorestaarabians.com


Elishahh

AAS

Eden C x Sempre, by Versace 2 0 1 0 Amer ic an Ch amp ion 2 0 1 0 A m e r ic an Su p r eme Ch amp ion Year lin g 2 0 1 1 Wo r ld Cu p Ch amp ion 2 -Year - O ld Colt 2 0 1 1 Wor ld Cu p Su p r eme Ch amp ion 2 0 1 1 A m e r i c a n N at ion al Ch amp ion 3 -Year - O ld Colt


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Anna Marie

AAS-Elishahh x Overlook Jubilee

2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup Supreme Top Ten Yearling Filly

PettlaSerondella

AAS-Elishahh x EHVA Serondella, by El Nabila B

Owned by Haras Serondella

Only Serondella

AAS-Elishahh x Jelabie Serondella, by Vektor El Ludjin Owned by Haras Serondella

Competing at the Brazilian Nationals with Rinaldo Longuini

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LLC

Fasario

Aria Impresario x RD Fabreanna, by Falcon BHF

2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion 4-5 Year- Old Stallion 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Senior Stallion presented by Rodolfo Guzzo 2012 Brazilian National Champion Colt 2014 Unanimous Scottsdale Reserve Champion 2014 Region 3 Champion Stallion Standing at: GUZZO WORLDWIDE LLC • Phone: +1 (480) 361- 6926 • Fax: +1 (480) 361-6928 • guzzoworldwidellc@gmail.com w w w. g u z z o a t . c o m 2 • FA ZENDA F LOR ESTA


Fasario

2 0 1 4 U N I T E D S TAT E S N AT I O N A L S LLC

LLC Fasario is doing an incredible job siring beautiful foals. We are expecting several in 2015.

Alexandra

LF

LLC Fasario x Pandora AMW, by Hylan Owned by Fazenda Floresta

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Amelia

LF

LLC Fasario x Phenycia AMW, by Shafir El Johann

Owned by Fazenda Floresta


Hadiyah

AL

AA

2012 Bronze Champion Stallion at The Egyptian Event, USA

2012 World Cup Reserve Champion Stallion Six to Eight Years Old 2011 European Egyptian Event 2nd Place 2008 Austrian National Junior Champion Colt

2008 European Egyptian Event 2nd Place 2008 Asil Cup International Junior Champion, Germany 2006 Israeli Egyptian Event Junior Champion Colt

2006 Israeli National Champion Colt

A golden pedigree of Egyptian elegance! Laheeb x The Vision HG, by Thee Desperado

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Rihanna Al Hadiyah

(Al Hadiyah AA x Riza El Bri)

Sorella El Hadiyah (Al Hadiyah AA x Scala El Jamaal)

Marbach Bairacter Memorial - 1st place 3-Year-Old Filly

Owned by EOS Arabians

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Eccentric Valentino

DA Valentino x Amelia B, by Magnum Psyche

2012 & 2013 Brazilian National Reserve Champion 2011 U.S. National Champion 2010 Canadian National Supreme Champion 2009 Canadian National Reserve Champion 6 • FA ZENDA F LOR ESTA


Salvattore Eccentic Valentino x Fai Murana, by EC Shaik Shaklan Artur Nogueira Junior Champion Colt

Eccentrica

Avare International Show Junior Silver Champion • Junior Bronze Champion, Araxa

LF

Eccentric Valentino x Sherazade JP, by Naadir

Owned by Fazenda Floresta

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Vortex

FA El Shawan x Bhonytha ATA, by Don El Chall

2011 & 2012 Brazilian Colt Of The Year 2012 Brazilian National Supreme Champion 2012 Brazilian National Champion Junior Colt 8 • FA ZENDA F LOR ESTA


Filly

2014

Vortex x Catherine UB

Owned by Haras Ceu Estrelado

Filly

2014

Vortex x Celina K

Owned by Haras Ceu Estrelado

Filly

2014

Vortex xCelina K

Owned by Haras Ceu Estrelado

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The Champion Stallions of Fazenda Floresta Hadiyah

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Eccentric Valentino

Fasario

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Elishahh

AAS

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Fazenda Floresta ... A Way of Life From my love of horses comes my love of chocolates ... be part of this!


Four Years

oF

Pure Pleasure

I feel blessed every day when I think about how much pleasure the Arabian horse has brought into my life ... our life! The stallions, each one of them, gives me a different feeling of joy and happiness—they all have a special place in my heart! They know me and this makes a difference to me. They all give me much more than I could expect, and for that, I am truly grateful! With them, I have met extraordinary people from all over the world.

I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this successful journey ... To my special family Robert & Felipe My beloved father, Dr. Jose Carlos (who taught me how to love horses) The Fazenda Team who helps me every day! Rodolfo Guzzo and Guzzo Worldwide LLC Rinaldo Longuini and Team Longuini

Michael Byatt David Boggs and Midwest . Dr. Nelson Pinto Moreira The AHT team ABCCA in Brazil Javan

Luciana

Camin Pinkstaff Victor & Lori Ricigliano Renato Sorvillo Tupa Scott Bailey

... and the very special friends I have made!


We look forward to seeing you next October 2-4, 2015

Come win a“Big Check� For more information on the

Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders

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MEDALLION STALLION AUCTION

OVER A QUARTER

MILLION DOLLARS RAISED THIS YEAR! BE A PART OF NEXT YEAR’S ACTION For More Information Contact John Diedrich 507-461-1587 • jcdiedrich@gmail.com

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders

Get A Piece Of The Action! Medallion Stallion Service Auction

YOUR Chance to

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For information, contact Greg Brown, 952-593-0489 • BrownsFolly@aol.com or John Diedrich, 507-461-1587 • jcdiedrich@gmail.com

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders Fall FEstival A Fantastic event featuring, First Rate Prize Money, Fine Horses, Fair play, and Most importantly...

Our Arabian Horse Family

AHDF “Heroes against ALS� Professional Showmanship Class This year the MAHB raised over $20,000.00 for our family member, Doug Peterson, who is bravely battling ALS.

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Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders

Did you breed to any of these

Medallion Stallions

in 2014?

A NOBLE CAUSE AFIRES HEIR AJ THEE LUCA AL MALIIK AL SHAHEED NA ALADA BASKIN ANDREOS AC APALO ARIES BFA AUDACIOUS PS BELLAGIO RCA BEY AMBITION BOTSWANA BRAVE AND NOBLE BRIXX IA C A HERMOSO CT KHEMOTION DA PRODIGY DS MAJOR AFIRE EL CHALL WR EMPHASIS DDA ENZPERATION XX EVER AFTER NA

FIRST CYTE FREEDOM PA FS RITZ GEORGIO AF GRAND COMMANDD HESA ZEE HF MOONTSHINE IXL NOBLE EXPRESS JA URBINO JULLYEN EL JAMAAL JUSTIFY KHABERET PGA KHADRAJ NA KHAJA J KHASH PGA KLINT BLACK KM BUGATTI LEGACYS RENOIR LUCCIANO MAASAI PVF MAKHIAVELLI KA MAMAGE MARHAABAH

MARJESCTIC WA MARVILLOSO MARWAN AL MAGNIFFICOO MASQUERADE PA MAZZIAH MISSION WR MMONSIGNOR MONTANA FIRENZE MONTICELLO V MPA GIOVANNI NOBLE WAY NYN HISANI ODYSSEY SC PA GAZSI PPROVIDENCE PSKY FA PSYMADRE PYRO THYME SA RD DYNAMO REDEMPTION FM ROL INTENCYTY SF SIR REAL

SF SPECS SHOCWAVE SF VERAZ SHAEL DREAM DESERT SHF ENCORE SHOWKAYCE SIR FAMES HBV SKYEHAWKK STIVAL SUNDANCE KID V TA MOZART TF PSYMREEKHE TF ROYAL SHAHBAZ THE MAGICIAN V TRUSE TRUSSARDI TS VIRTUOSO VICARIO VICTORIOUS LD WC ALI GAZAL ZEFYR ZORALADDINN

Nominate your in-foal mare to the MAHB Medallion Program by 12/31/14. We paid out over $250,000 in 2014. Expect more in 2016 when these foals show at the Fall Fest. Nomination forms at www.medallionstallion.com

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2014

MAHB FALL FESTIVAL Opportunity & Community

by KARA LARSON

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s the Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders (MAHB) Fall Festival came into its 33rd year this fall, MAHB President Greg Brown reflects on what sets the show apart as a premier showcase of Arabian horses. Brown shares a distinguishing aspect of the Arabian Futurity Program—one of the reasons for its longevity. “In one word—opportunity. Here, you have the opportunity to breed to the best stallion in the world, whether it’s halter or performance. You have the opportunity to realize a return on that investment, both in the show ring and in the marketplace. And lastly, you have the opportunity for great exposure in our program. Given the way that we advertise our stallions and the way we advertise our show, breeders have an incredible opportunity to be successful.” In the case of this established horse show, opportunity breeds excitement. One of the new, fun events at the show

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this year was the first annual professional showmanship class. Marking the first time professionals have ever shown at the Fall Fest, it was an event that cultivated a great deal of excitement for everyone involved. The pictures prove that this was no typical showmanship class. Greg explains, “The trainers were all dressed up in costumes and although they had to show something with four legs (though it couldn’t be a cat or a dog), that was the extent of the rules. It ended up being very exciting and really embodied the sense of community that we have at the Fall Festival.” Through this lighthearted event, something wonderful was gained—awareness and action for a very charitable cause. “We raised over $20,000 in that one class for Doug Peterson, who has ALS. So, that was a really good thing.” Brown adds, “It reinforced the fact that our members, our exhibitors, are


all givers. And in addition to the 20,000 for Doug and ALS, we gave $5,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association; so this one show generated $25,000 for charity.” In instances like these, the sense of ‘everyone matters’ at the show becomes incredibly apparent. Brown offers, “The feeling the show inspires is community. We are more than just the horses. When you come together as a group with a common interest and everybody is pursuing the same type of objective, it just bonds everybody closer. And because the show is so exciting and the weather is so great, I would say a sense of community is more prevalent than usual. You get the feeling that we are all in this together—that there is hope for the Arabian business.” Another exciting and time-honored event of the Fall Fest—the auction—was once again deemed a great success. Says Argent

Farms trainer, Andy Sellman, “I thought the Auction was very well planned and managed, and the total money raised (around $270,000) was excellent! It’s a testament to breeders from our area and their commitment to the MN Breeders program!” Argent Farms was also a prime example of a barn that had great success in the show ring. Bringing six horses to the show, Sellman’s horses included the Champion Auction Filly, Auction Colt, Medallion Filly, Medallion Colt, 2-Year-Old Colt/Gelding, and 3 & Over Mare. Lori Conway of Conway Arabians, Inc., also won big. She shares, “Conway Arabians was privileged to be awarded the highest honor of the show, High Point Breeder of the 2014 MN Fall Festival. The most exciting for us is seeing horses

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The 2014 MAHB Fall Festival High Point Sire Award goes to IXL Noble Express, owned by Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

Stuart Vesty is the 2014 MAHB Fall Festival High Point Adult Amateur.

Lori Conway accepting the 2014 MAHB Fall Festival High Point Breeder Award and The Brass Memorial Perpetual Trophy for Conway Arabians, Inc.

Lexi LeFever receiving the 2014 MAHB High Point Junior Exhibitor Award.

Justify, a Hall of Fame inductee, with owners David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell of DST Arabians, and handler Andrew Sellman.

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that we bred, raised, trained and sold in the ring and winning prizes! It is heartwarming to hear our name announced and we appreciate the recognition.  The prize money awarded is an added bonus as well.” What else does Conway find promising about the show? “Breeders are the focal point of the show. The show is an opportunity to socialize with other breeders and owners from all over the country and a chance to see many great horses at one show.” She adds,  “The schedule is laid back and all the activities keep you busy. I was told by many people that our hospitality was first rate and very much appreciated. We love the auction, too.  The Medallion Stallion group works well together and we are all friends working hard to have a good show, and a great auction!” With exceptional reviews like these, Brown bases a great deal of the show’s success in one word—innovation. “We’re showing everybody else that there is a formula for success and if you just keep your eyes open and your ears to the ground in terms of what’s important to the Arabian community, you can be successful in today’s marketplace.  Our group strives to be cutting-edge; we are fast on our feet. We can switch directions in a hurry and we recognize opportunities for Arabian breeders everywhere, and we can install those opportunities overnight. The performance maturity is an example of doing that.”

MAHB Fall Festival judges, l-r: John Ryan, Lisa Blackstone, Martha Rattner, Pam Zimmerman and Ed Sutton

knowledge and advice to the small Arabian horse breeder. This year, a new Small Breeder Seminar was held and very well attended. There were also discussions on online auctions held this year. For Brown, activities like these prove that this horse show is more than the horses; it is about building a community around the Arabian horse. From innovation in the performance maturity, nationally competitive show horses, a world-class auction, the opportunity to take home sizable winnings, innovative and fresh events, charitable efforts, and a sense of community for all involved, the MAHB Fall Festival is an exclusive, exciting, and enduring horse show. And at the end of the day, where does Brown see this reputable horse show in the grand scheme of the Arabian industry? “We hope to recognize opportunities that could be used in the whole industry. We really try to be practical and pragmatic when it comes to what kind of show we put on and how we get the level of excitement up. And how do we keep everybody involved? That really goes back to that whole sense of community. We want anybody who comes to the show to feel like they’re part of the Arabian industry and we try to build on that and certainly we try to expand on it.” n

Brown adds, “We think that we are pretty good at determining what’s important to folks in the Arabian business and from here, we try to provide things that will give anybody that comes to our show the opportunity to breed with the best horses around, whether they’re halter or performance.” The slogan of the show reads: “Take a Chance, Have a Chance; Win a Big Check.” From here, an important aspect of the show surfaces. In the opportunity for return, beyond large money prizes, the show takes pride in passing along Volume 45, No. 6 | 41


The 2014

Minnesota Arabian Horse Breeders

Fall Festival St. Paul, MN • September 26-28, 2014 Results provided by MAHB SHOW COMMITTEE.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Champion PREMINISION SF (Baahir El Marwan x Im Fabulous SF), shown by Stuart Vesty for owner Shamrock Farm LLC.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion MARCAYNE NVF (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Foxy Cayenne), shown by Rob Kyker for owners Roger Perry and Linda Pawlowski.

MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Champion AMES GYPSY MOON (Bey Ambition x Ames Mirage), shown by Michael Bills for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.

MAHB Auction Yearling Filly ATH Reserve Champion BAKHITA J (Stival x Porcelain J), shown by Rob Kyker for owners Lawrence Jerome and Indira F.I. Van Handel.

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MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Champion PREMINISION SF (Baahir El Marwan x Im Fabulous SF), shown by Stuart Vesty for owner Shamrock Farm LLC.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion TRULIA A PRINCE (Trussardi x Bella Satinata), shown by Mike Beethe for owner Dean Meier.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Champion MARTIYAH BC (ZT Marwteyn x Marcaaysa FA), shown by Stuart Vesty for owners John and Brad Mouw.

MAHB Yearling Medallion Filly ATH Reserve Champion KHARMEN J (Khadraj NA x Gai Portia), shown by Mike Beethe for owners Lawrence Jerome and Indira F.I. Van Handel.

MAHB Auction Yearling Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: PREMINISION SF (Baahir El Marwan x Im Fabulous SF), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: Shamrock Farm LLC; Reserve: MARCAYNE NVF (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Foxy Cayenne), Ex: Rob Kyker, O: Roger Perry and Linda Pawlowski; Top Five: RITZ KARLETON J (FS Ritz x Keepsayke), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Lawerence Jerome; MAJESTY SCA (Ames Charisma x Odysseys Design), Ex: Adam Rickart, O: Nora E. Keating Illerbrun; BRIXXSTONE NVF (Brixx IA x Bey Magniffica), Ex: Maddy Strelow, O: Maddy Strelow

Michael Bills, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Reserve: BAKHITA J (Stival x Porcelain J), Ex: Rob Kyker, O: Lawrence Jerome and Indira F.I. Van Handel; Top Five: BLT KAPRICIOUS (Audacious PS x DA Khannah), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Bill & Tracey Buglass and Lynn Packer; VARISSAH (SF Veraz x Marrissah), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Joy Gildersleeve; JINGER JAMAAL (A Jakarta x Penelope WLF), Ex: Rebecca Kalsow, O: John Diedrich.

MAHB Auction Yearling Fillies ATH - Champion: AMES GYPSY MOON (Bey Ambition x Ames Mirage), Ex:

MAHB Yearling Medallion Colts/Geldings ATH Champion: PREMINISION SF (Baahir El Marwan x Im Fabulous SF), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: Shamrock Farm LLC; Reserve: TRULIA A PRINCE (Trussardi x Bella Satinata), Ex:

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MAHB 2-Year Old Colt/Gelding ATH Champion LLC FABRIZIO (Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna), shown by owner Stuart Vesty.

MAHB 2-Year Old Colt/Gelding ATH Reserve Champion VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), shown by Whitney Miles for owners Steve and Darla Miles.

MAHB 2-Year Old Filly ATH Champion PSL MARIE LEVAU (DS Major Afire x FF Abigail Bey), shown by Andrea McGowan for owners Dale and Darlene Hempel.

MAHB 2-Year Old Filly ATH Reserve Champion BEY MONET TRJ (Bey Ambition x Trcopperclassique), shown by owner Ross Danielson.

Mike Beethe, O: Dean Meier; Top Five: TRUAX (Trussardi x Elle Gazal), Ex: Linda McCabe, O: Linda McCabe; HLA EROS (Brixx IA x Suzanna MPA), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Joe and Kathleen Monroe; VALARYES MCX (Armano El Aryes x MFA Valeriana), Ex: Rob Kyker, O: Roxanne Schall. MAHB Yearling Medallion Fillies ATH - Champion: MARTIYAH BC (ZT Marwteyn x Marcaaysa FA), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: John and Brad Mouw; Reserve: KHARMEN J (Khadraj NA x Gai Portia), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Lawrence Jerome and Indira F.I. Van Handel; Top Five: ESTELITA (Trussardi x Aria Elita), Ex: Adam Rickart, O: Ken and Tracy White; AMES GYPSY MOON (Bey Ambition x Ames Mirage), Ex: Michael Bills, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; MARWTEYNA AF (ZT Marwteyn x Aria Jamina), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: J. Bradley Herman. 44 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

MAHB 2-Year Old Colts/Geldings ATH - Champion: LLC FABRIZIO (Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna), Ex: Stuart Vesty, O: Stuart Vesty; Reserve: VALLDEZ (Valerio x AW Fortune Ngold), Ex: Whitney Miles, O: Steve and Darla Miles; Top Five: CRF FORTUNE MAKER (Sir Marwan CRF x Marcilla), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel; TEQUILA SUNRISE J (Sundance Kid V x Margarita J), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Ken, Lisa and Liz Steffes; KUBAN COHEBA WLF (Ames Charisma x Kameliah), Ex: Tonya Johnson, O: Tonya Johnson. MAHB 2-Year Old Fillies ATH - Champion: PSl MARIE LEVAU (DS Major Afire x FF Abigail Bey), Ex: Andrea McGowan, O: Dale and Darlene Hempel; Reserve: BEY MONET TRJ (Bey Ambition x Trcopperclassique), Ex: Ross Danielson, O: Ross Danielson; Top Ten: SCARRLETT WLF


MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Champion FARAH LA MAGNIFFICCA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Bella Sera PVF), shown by owner Amanda Solie.

MAHB 3 & Over Mare Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion ENTYCING (Magnum Psyche x Drama Qyeen), shown by Mike Beethe for owner Donna Hentges.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Champion MAJOR DEBUT (DS Major Afire x Ames Valerie), shown by Andrea McGowan for owners Sid and Julie Goder Larson.

MAHB 3 & Over Gelding Jackpot ATH Reserve Champion KM BRAXTON (KM Bugatti x Cover Girl DH), shown by co-owner Kelly Dzurick for co-owner Wayne Jensen.

(Sir Fames HBV x Bey Starrlette WLF), Ex: Penny Gute, O: Dr. James and Penny Gute; VERA PSYMONA (SF Veraz x MC Psynammon), Ex: Michaiah Carson; O: Cecil & Frances Butler and Jeff & Sybil Collins; KATALINA AAL (Brixx IA x Miss Independence AAL), Ex: Debbie Treadwell, O: Debbie and David Treadwell; ODASIA KVA (KA Odyesseus x Patriotik Nastasia), Ex: Perry Williams, O: Perry and Shelby Williams. MAHB 3 & Over Mares Jackpot ATH - Champion: FARAH LA MAGNIFFICCA (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Bella Sera PVF), Ex: Amanda Solie, O: Amanda Solie; Reserve: ENTYCING (Magnum Psyche x Drama Qyeen), Ex: Mike Beethe, O: Donna Hentges; Top Five: DR GLORY ANNA ( Justtice x Angelica FM), Ex: Sarah Brinkman, O: Ann Henriksen Brinkman; STAR OF GEMINI AAL (Gemini VII

x Miss Independence AAL), Ex: Debbie Treadwell, O: David and Debbie Treadwell; AMERICAN GIRL AAL (Marwan Al Magnifficoo x Touchd Byan Angel), Ex: Katie Treadwell, O: Debbie and David Treadwell. MAHB 3 & Over Geldings Jackpot ATH - Champion: MAJOR DEBUT (DS Major Afire x Ames Valerie), Ex: Andrea McGowan, O: Sid and Julie Goder Larson; Reserve: KM BRAXTON (KM Bugatti x Cover Girl DH), Ex: Kelly Dzurick, O: Kelly Dzurick and Wayne Jensen; Top Five: CERVANTES DHA (NYN Hisani x Sovannah), Ex: Ashlee Shaw, O: Terri Gellin; MAGNETIC PERSONALITY (Magnum Psyche x Alada Panache), Ex: Jacqueline Levendusky, O: Jacqueline Levendusky; MAGNA FORTUNE (Magnum Psyche x Bint Forteyna), Ex: Paul Scott Emerson, O: Ricigliano Farms. Volume 45, No. 6 | 45


MAHB Western Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Champion THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), ridden by Lexi LeFever for owner Teresa Silva.

MAHB Western Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Reserve Champion LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), ridden by Paige Nolte for owner Holly Connaker.

MAHB Western Pleasure 19-39 AATR Champion SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Anissa Weber.

MAHB Western Pleasure 19-39 AATR Reserve Champion WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), ridden by owner Liz Steffes.

MAHB Western Pleasure 18 & Under JTR - Champion: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Lexi LeFever, O: Teresa Silva; Reserve: LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Holly Connaker; Top Five: ADRENALYN (Alada Baskin x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Lydia Stannard, O: Claudia and Lydia Stannard; TYMES TO TREASURE (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Gabriella Larson, O: Sandra Kay and Brian Feuling; MAJOR LEE IMPRESSIVE (DS Major Afire x Tessla), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller. MAHB Western Pleasure 19-39 AATR - Champion: SARATOGA BF (Sir Fames HBV x A Current Affair), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Anissa Weber; Reserve: WTA BEY RITZ (FS 46 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes; Top Five: A-PSYTE (Magnum Psyche x Azon NA), Ex: Katie Paripovich-Niemeyer, O: Darla Paripovich; ASTOUNDDING ( Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), Ex: Sienna Snell, O: DST Arabians; TCHAIKOVSKY TL (MPA Giovanni x WC Tsassi Rose), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Ellie Eide. MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR - Champion: PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), Ex: Van Jacobsen, O: Van Jacobsen; Reserve: KHOSMOPOLITAN MD (Khadraj NA x Luck Wood Have It), Ex: David Teigen, O: David Teigen; Top Five: HEZA FIRE WALKER (Heza Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton; LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Holly


MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), ridden by owner Van Jacobsen.

MAHB Western Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion KHOSMOPOLITAN MD (Khadraj NA x Luck Wood Have It), ridden by owner David Teigen.

MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion KHOSMOPOLITAN MD (Khadraj NA x Luck Wood Have It), ridden by owner David Teigen.

MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion LC CENTER STAGE (Magnum Psyche x JJ Symphony), ridden by Anissa Weber for owner Elizabeth Day Seward.

Connaker, O: Holly Connaker; UCELLO J (MPA Giovanni x Khenya PGA), Ex: Daria Stransky, O: Lawrence Jerome and Indira F.I. Van Handel. MAHB Western Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: KHOSMOPOLITAN MD (Khadraj NA x Luck Wood Have It), Ex: David Teigen, O: David Teigen; Reserve: LC CENTER STAGE (Magnum Psyche x JJ Symphony), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Elizabeth Day Seward; Top Five: ZEE FIRE BALL (Hesa Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Tegan Buckley, O: Kenneth Figge; ASTOUNDDING ( Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), Ex: Sienna Snell, O: DST Arabians; DA VILLE B (Da Vinci FM x MS Teaa), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Katherine Peet.

MAHB Western Pleasure Novice Horse ATR - Champion: LC CENTER STAGE (Magnum Psyche x JJ Symphony), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Elizabeth Day Seward; Reserve: ASTOUNDDING JEWEL ( Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), Ex: Sienna Snell, O: DST Arabians; Top Five: DA VILLE B (Da Vinci FM x MS Teaa), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Katherine Peet; ZEE FIRE BALL (Hesa Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Tegan Buckley, O: Kenneth Figge; RH FIRST KNYGHT (First Cyte x RH Preshussuzette), Ex: Katherine Carlson, O: Katherine and Sandra Carlson. MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR - Champion: PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), Ex: Van Jacobsen, O: Van Jacobsen; Reserve: WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), Ex: Liz Steffes, O: Lisa and Liz Steffes; Top Volume 45, No. 6 | 47


MAHB Western Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Champion LC CENTER STAGE (Magnum Psyche x JJ Symphony), ridden by Anissa Weber for owner Elizabeth Day Seward.

MAHB Western Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Reserve Champion ASTOUNDDING JEWEL ( Justify x JJ Astounding Echo), ridden by Sienna Snell for owner DST Arabians.

MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Champion PSHADRACH (Padrons Psyche x DA Shahnia), ridden by owner Van Jacobsen.

MAHB Western Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion WTA BEY RITZ (FS Ritz x CR Beycandle), ridden by owner Liz Steffes.

Five: HEZA FIRE WALKER (Heza Zee x Fire Musc), Ex: Eleanor Hamilton, O: Eleanor Hamilton; LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Holly Connaker, O: Holly Connaker; SERENGGETI (Legacy Of Fame x JAR Hakuna Matata), Ex: Laura Nielsen, O: Marvin and Martha Johnson. MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 - Champion: LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), Ex: Paige Nolte, O: Holly Connaker; Reserve: CMS KAT MAN (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), Ex: Kim Doerr, O: Dave, Beth and Kim Doerr; Top Five: MORNING GLORY CA (Heir To Glory x Psynaria PC), Ex: Lauren Holmberg, O: Lauren Holmberg; MAJOR LEE IMPRESSIVE (DS Major Afire x Tessla), Ex: Lauren Hintz, O: Dianne Fuller; PSYMPHONIC AAL (Psymadre x Elusive Fantacy), Ex: Emma Domino, O: Kathleen and Emma Domino. 48 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under - Champion: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Lexi LeFever, O: Teresa Silva; Reserve: FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), Ex: Katie Treadwell, O: Laura Gute; Top Five: ADRENALYN (Alada Baskin x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Lydia Stannard, O: Claudia and Lydia Stannard; TCHAIKOVSKY TL (MPA Giovanni x WC Tsassi Rose), Ex: Ellie Eide, O: Ellie Eide. MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18 & Under JTR - Champion: PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magatos Way), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: Bill, Peggy and Mary Grace Nelson; Reserve: HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; Top Five: TAMAR CARTIER ( Justafire DGL x Alsace), Ex: Claire Coulter, O:


MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 Champion LENNEXX WLF (Magnum Psyche x Elexis SRA), ridden by Paige Nolte for owner Holly Connaker.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 Reserve Champion CMS KAT MAN (Crown Musc x LF Katalina), ridden by owner Kim Doerr.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under Champion THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), ridden by Lexi LeFever for owner Teresa Silva.

MAHB Western Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under Reserve Champion FIRST CYTATION (First Cyte x Serakhema), ridden by Katie Treadwell for owner Laura Gute.

Claire Coulter and Donalda Speer Bast; GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Riley Loughlin; ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Mikenna Laventure, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart. MAHB Hunter Pleasure 19-39 AATR - Champion: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Chelsea Reiter, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Reserve: AVATAR PA (Masquerade PA x WA Chanel), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Cathy Rahimi; Top Five: VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), Ex: Cassandra Stafford, O: Cassandra Stafford; PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Reedy, O: Lori and Ashley Corbin; PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), Ex: Rachel Schieffelbein, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR - Champion: CLASSICAL THYME BF (Pyro Thyme SA x Juliette DGL), Ex: Andrea McGowan, O: Katie Theisz; Reserve: VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), Ex: Anissa Weber, O: Cassandra Stafford; Top Five: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Teresa Silva, O: Teresa Silva; GH MARYN (NYN Hisani x Enjoue), Ex: Katja Wiedrich, O: Donald LeFever; ATLANTIS SC (Odyssey SC x Carismreta), Ex: Christine Rickart, O: Charles, Christine and Adam Rickart. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: CLASSICAL THYME BF (Pyro Thyme SA x Juliette DGL), Ex: Andrea McGowan, O: Katie Theisz; Reserve: CHAGALL PVF (Mazkarade x Luminous ETA), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Donald and Volume 45, No. 6 | 49


MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Champion PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magntos Way), ridden by owner Mary Grace Nelson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Reserve Champion HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), ridden by Brian Pagnano for owner Mark Pagnano.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 19-39 AATR Champion FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), ridden by Chelsea Reiter for owners Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 19-39 AATR Reserve Champion AVATAR PA (Masquerade PA x WA Chanel), ridden by Anique Weber for owner Cathy Rahimi.

Ann Benson; Top Five: ODYSSEH ALITA JA (Odyssey SC x Lolita Lane), Ex: Marni Britton, O: Marla Koob and Marni Britton; FYRE AWAY CA (Noble Way x Amberr Fyre), Ex: Kelly Teigen Talmage, O: Beverly and Kelly Teigen Talmage; TUSCAN SUN CCF (MCA Prince Marwan x CCF Toskanna), Ex: Jessica Daudt, O: Jill Odegard. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Novice Horse ATR - Champion: PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), Ex: Rachel Schieffelbein, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: CADILLAC JACK CA (IXL Noble Express x To Magic Motion), Ex: Kelsey Forbes, O: Jeff and Else Anderson; Top Five: KM BRAXTON (KM Bugatti x Cover Girl DH), Ex: Kelly Dzurick, O: Kelly Dzurick and Wayne Jensen; MATINO TRF (DA Valentino x Madamoiselle M), Ex: Katherine Bartlett, O: Tangle Ridge Farm; CHAGALL PVF (Mazkarade x Luminous ETA), Ex: Anique Weber, O: Donald and Ann Benson. 50 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR - Champion: PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), Ex: Rachel Schieffelbein, O: Conway Arabians, Inc.; Reserve: VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), Ex: Cassandra Stafford, O: Cassandra Stafford; Top Five: PRUSSIAN SUNDANCE CFT (Sundance Kid V x Prussia DSA), Ex: Ashley Reedy, O: Lori and Ashley Corbin; PAYDAY CA (Noble Way x MD Tanqueray), Ex: Ellyn Harris, O: Ellyn Harris; PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magatos Way), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: Bill, Peggy and Mary Grace Nelson. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 - Champion: FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), Ex: Lucy Jinks, O: Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett; Reserve: TAMAR CARTIER (Justafire DGL x Alsace), Ex: Claire Coulter, O: Claire Coulter and Donalda Speer Bast;


MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Champion CLASSICAL THYME BF (Pyro Thyme SA x Juliette DGL), ridden by Andrea McGowan for owner Katie Theisz.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure 40 & Over AATR Reserve Champion VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), ridden by Anissa Weber for owner Cassandra Stafford.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Champion CLASSICAL THYME BF (Pyro Thyme SA x Juliette DGL), ridden by Andrea McGowan for owner Katie Theisz.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion CHAGALL PVF (Mazkarade x Luminous ETA), ridden by Anique Weber for owners Donald and Ann Benson.

Top Five: HOPE EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express x Hope Floats), Ex: Brian Pagnano, O: Mark Pagnano; GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Cheyenne Hodur, O: Riley Loughlin; PEARL CA (IXL Noble Express x Magatos Way), Ex: Mary Grace Nelson, O: Bill, Peggy and Mary Grace Nelson. MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under - Champion: GAME TYME (Baske Afire x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Riley Loughlin, O: Riley Loughlin; Reserve: THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), Ex: Lexi LeFever, O: Teresa Silva; Top Five: ADRENALYN (Alada Baskin x Tymeless Treasure), Ex: Lydia Stannard, O: Claudia and Lydia Stannard; VULCAN TCA (SF Veraz x Aphrodite TCA), Ex: Michaiah Carson, O: Brandi Carson; AMICI (Armani FC x Penita), Ex: Nora Shaffer, O: Susan Jankowski-Westwater and Jane Jankowski.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Under JTR - Champion: B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Alison Crumley, O: Natalie Tetrick; Reserve: NOTORIOUS AFIRE VA (Afire Bey V x LBC Noble Spirit), Ex: Mikayla Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; Top Five: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Mary Jo Meier; FIRE FIGHTER TED (Afire Bey V x Eclypsse), Ex: Zacharia Stransky, O: Daria Stransky and Lawrence Jerome; AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Katie Mahler, O: Laura Fecht. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 19 & Over AATR - Champion: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Morgan Kelly, O: Mary Jo Meier; Reserve: B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Natalie Tetrick, O: Natalie Tetrick; Top Five: FIRE Volume 45, No. 6 | 51


MAHB Hunter Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Champion PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), ridden by Rachel Schieffelbein for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Reserve Champion CADILLAC JACK CA (IXL Noble Express x To Magic Motion), ridden by Kelsey Forbes for owners Jeff and Else Anderson.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR Champion PROXIMUS CA (Afire Bey V x DA Triffire), ridden by Rachel Schieffelbein for owner Conway Arabians, Inc.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion VA THOMAS CROWNE (Sir Fames HBV x Champaine N Roses), ridden by owner Cassandra Stafford.

FIGHTER TED (Afire Bey V x Eclypsse), Ex: Daria Stransky, O: Daria Stransky and Lawrence Jerome; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi; EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Abby Weisenberger. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR - Champion: B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Natalie Tetrick, O: Natalie Tetrick; Reserve: AMES INSPIRATION (A Noble Cause x Justa New Look), Ex: Laurie Husband, O: Cedar Ridge Farm; Top Five: REGENT FIRE INTHESKY (Ali Fire x Diamonds Inthesky), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Kim McKimmy.

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MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Novice Horse ATR - Champion: AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), Ex: Katie Mahler, O: Laura Fecht; Reserve: REGENT SAFFRON (Afires Heir x HL Justaspyce), Ex: Kim McKimmy, O: Kim McKimmy. MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR - Champion: B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Natalie Tetrick, O: Natalie Tetrick; Reserve: NOTORIOUS AFIRE VA (Afire Bey V x LBC Noble Spirit), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; Top Five: EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Abby Weisenberger; BRAVE AND NOBLE (IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada V), Ex: Cathy Rahimi, O: Cathy Rahimi;


MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 Champion FIERRO VF (Alada Baskin x Fiona VF), ridden by Lucy Jinks for owners Tangle Ridge Farm and Katherine Bartlett.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 15-18 Reserve Champion TAMAR CARTIER ( Justafire DGL x Alsace), ridden by co-owner Claire Coulter for co-owner Donalda Speer Bast.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under Champion GAME T YME (Baske Af ire x Tymeless Treasure), ridden by owner Riley Loughlin.

MAHB Hunter Pleasure Jackpot 14 & Under Reserve Champion THE ETERNEGIZER (Eternety x CP Azsahib), ridden by Lexi LeFever for owner Teresa Silva.

CREDENCE CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel. MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR - Champion: FIRE FIGHTER TED (Afire Bey V x Eclypsse), Ex: Daria Stransky, O: Daria Stransky and Lawrence Jerome; Reserve: A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), Ex: Jenna Tekolste, O: Mary Jo Meier; Top Five: NOTORIOUS AFIRE VA (Afire Bey V x LBC Noble Spirit), Ex: Karen Michels, O: Karen and Mikayla Michels; CREDENCE CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), Ex: Laura Rodel, O: Laura Rodel; EN FUEGO BPA (Baske Afire x CP Dansing Ghazi), Ex: Abby Weisenberger, O: Abby Weisenberger.

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MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Champion B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), ridden by Alison Crumley for owner Natalie Tetrick.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 18 & Under JTR Reserve Champion NOTORIOUS AFIRE VA (Afire Bey V x LBC Noble Spirit), ridden by owner Mikayla Michels.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 19 & Over AATR Champion A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), ridden by Morgan Kelly for owner Mary Jo Meier.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure 19 & Over AATR Reserve Champion B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), ridden by owner Natalie Tetrick.

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MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Junior Horse ATR Reserve Champion AMES INSPIRATION (A Noble Cause x Justa New Look), ridden by Laurie Husband for owner Cedar Ridge Farm.


MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Champion AMES NOBLEMAN (A Noble Cause x G Kallora), ridden by Katie Mahler for owner Laura Fecht.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure Novice Horse ATR Reserve Champion REGENT SAFFRON (Afires Heir x HL Justaspyce), ridden by owner Kim McKimmy.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR Champion B SHARP CA (Noble Way x Glorious Melody), ridden by owner Natalie Tetrick.

MAHB Saddle Seat Pleasure AOTR Reserve Champion NOTORIOUS AFIRE VA (Afire Bey V x LBC Noble Spirit), ridden by owner Karen Michels.

MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Champion FIRE FIGHTER TED (Afire Bey V x Eclypsse), ridden by co-owner Daria Stransky for co-owner Lawrence Jerome.

MAHB Country Pleasure Jackpot ATR Reserve Champion A REVELATION BHA (A Temptation x Westela), ridden by Jenna Tekolste for owner Mary Jo Meier. Volume 45, No. 6 | 55


Breeder Finals

An Oasis Stands In The

by JEFF WALLACE WITH ERIN NAAS

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As fall descends on the scenic southwest, a gathering of some of the most astute Arabian enthusiasts come together each October to celebrate the Arabian National Breeder Finals. For the past several years this competition has grown into what one might describe as a boutique show with tremendous international flair and appeal. The National Breeder Finals showcases halter classes specifically, with an emphasis on the unique, and entertainment aimed for the spectator and exhibitor alike. This show was founded in order to recognize breeders and owners—a gathering of friends, professionals and newcomers. A setting with which to share stories, garner knowledge, and alas, compete. The leisurely afternoon start times allow for open houses and private tours of some of the world famous training barns and small, but important,


Judges, l-r: Shelly Brinkert-Hjelm, Jeff Schall, Glenn Schoukens, Duane Esser, Joseph Polo and Olivia Strauch.

breeding farms in the area. Many are only minutes from the famous WestWorld Convention Center where the show is held. Spectators are welcomed by the hospitable farms sponsoring the show, with cocktails, wine tastings and good eats. Visiting international judge, Glenn Schoukens, from Belgium shares, “I not only love seeing the comparative system at work here, but found this show incredibly well run and exciting for the spectators to watch. I also enjoy spending time in Scottsdale visiting the surrounding farms and seeing great horse flesh. I had a great time participating on a judges level.” Meanwhile, back at the show, the individual farms’ very own cabanas resembling Bedouin tents of a bygone era were lavishly appointed with the comforts of catered food and cozy seating areas while just below were the stands, easily accessible and close to the rail for great views of the competition. Taryl O Shea, Janice McCrea Wight, and company, did a truly amazing job with the show and are consummate and savvy professionals with a successful and impressive resume’ when it comes to putting on horse shows and they did not disappoint this year. Recalls American Judge Jeff Schall, “The show committee did an excellent job in many areas, but one thing that really stood out was how they turned a big arena into such an intimate setting. The choices made around the selection of judges was out of the box and quite interesting; breeder judges rather than a complete panel of deemed judges, if you will.” The judging panel consisted of Shelly Brinkert-Hjelm (USA), Duane Esser (USA), Joseph Polo (USA), Jeff Schall (USA), Glenn Schoukens (Belgium), and Olivia Strauch (Uruguay).  What makes the Breeder Finals unique is its array of classes usually not found anywhere else in the continental states. For instance, 2014 marks the first year in which Egyptian Heritage classes were a part of the schedule and since its inception, the weanling classes remain an audience favorite. Weanlings are presented in a relaxed and comfortable way with no live chains or whips. This year a palm frond did the trick of prompting ears or an interested expression from one of the lovely weanling competitors.  It was refreshing to see such high quality, young stock turned out to compete in this manner. To see the breeders’ pride and trainers’ smiles as they presented their foals is touching and truly enjoyable. Schall expounds, “Palm fronds were a wonderful choice; elegant, non-threatening, and fit the motif. Also, judging weanlings took me back to my beginnings, as they were a gateway into my brother and me learning how to show and win. Weanlings taught us patience, perseverance, and how to perfect the art of being a good handler. I loved this experience.” The Gold Champion Weanling Filly was the lovely Amani Al Shahania (Ever After NA x Psyches Amber Dream)

handled by Sandro Pinha. Winning the title at only 2 months of age, she was purchased by Michael Byatt on behalf of Al Shahania Stud in Qatar. She is following in her full siblings’ hoofprints, the notable Pitonisa AS and Forever Mi Dream. Lisa Markley, the breeder of Amani Al Shahania, glows when saying, “To have bred both the champion weanling filly, as well as Commadera LMA who was top five, out of 23 entries at the Breeder Finals was just amazing! I was so proud of the fillies and delighted in seeing how happy they were to be there. It’s a big decision to have a weanling compete, while not wanting to stress them, and in the end they both did great!” The Weanling Colt division was won by the lovely Pietro (*ZT Magnanimus x Viva Marwan), and Gary McDonald, taking the Gold Championship award home for owner/ breeder Sheila Stewart. Silver Champion went to Grand Journey NA (Grand Commandd x Just Amazing NA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner/breeder Robert and Dixie North; and the Bronze to Naseem M (*Pogrom x JJ Symphony), handled by Alcides Rodrigues for owner/ breeder Anthony Marino Jr.  Volume 45, No. 6 | 57


Top Left: Allan & Norma Jean Abel, Denise Marino and Janey Morse.

Horses with at least 50% Egyptian blood, competed against one another in the Egyptian Heritage classes. Gold Champion Filly Victoria Al Shaqab is bred and owned by the world renowned Al Shaqab. She is by Farhoud Al Shaqab, the newly re-imported straight Egyptian son of Al Adeed Al Shaqab, and out of the World Champion Mare Victoria II, by RSD Dark Victory. The  Gold Champion Egyptian Heritage Stallion, the exotic black Magic Magnifique, a son of True Colours and out of Magic Mon Amour, is an international entry owned by Kathleen Olsson of Sweden Arabian Stud. Taking home the Silver was another international entry, the beautiful ER Invictus (Ravenwood Jaleel x Kaela), shown by Joao Rodrigues for Beverly Tokar.   Mares in the 4 to 5 Year Old class brought not only the past and the present to the arena, but the future, as well. *Wieza Mocy, a great-granddaughter of 1977 U.S. National Champion Mare *Wizja, shown by David Boggs for leasee Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians, is a young mare from the storied fields of Michalów Stud in Poland, and can best be described as none other than a glorious vision. The crowd and competitors fell silent as she entered the ring. *Wieza Mocy is truly a feast for the eyes as she repeated her performance once again on Saturday evening while lighting up the ring and being pinned the unanimous Gold Champion Mare. Breeder judge Shelly Hjelm emotes, “Her nostrils continued flaring as she stood in front of me in center ring; I was simply in awe of this gorgeous creature. Amazed by her heritage, being that she is the great-granddaughter of *Wizja, one of the greatest mares of all-time, but also in awe of her immense power and beauty, and knowing that she too, will surely go down in history as one of the greatest that ever lived, is somewhat mind boggling.” Adds Judge Duane Esser, “I new from the moment she entered the arena, that I was witnessing greatness. Whether she was showing off her amazing movement, standing like a statue in center ring, or just at the walk, this mare exuded a level of quality you rarely see. I remember *Wizja also, very well. How special it is to see years later her return to the ring represented by a descendant so exquisite.”  Steve Heathcott also had a successful show. “What a great show and venue to promote our Arabian horse. The competition is as tough as any show in the country. To walk away with gold and silver championships against horses such as *Wieza Mocy and *Hariry Al Shaqab is an honor, I would think, to any horseman. For Pershahna to come away with Silver Champion shows the judges have an eye for a great breeding mare, especially since this is her first and only show so far. Interestingly enough, two of my other champions were  also sired by Pershahn El Jamaal: RA Princess Jamaal and Royal Maestro, bred and owned by Royal Arabians. Both horses, I feel, could win anywhere in the country. Breeder Finals is a show we will continue to support.” 

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Bottom Left: Pegasus Arabians’ Dean and Terri Wikel, High Point Breeders of the show.


The stallion class also did not disappoint as the beauty, the promise and the romance of the Arabian horse is captured so wonderfully. A highlight and favorite for most shows, this year’s Breeder Finals Stallion class delivered by bringing several exciting entries to the ring, including former Scottsdale, Breeders World Cup and U.S. National champions. Big names such as the handsome and very correct Brixx IA; the extreme and always beautiful Marwan Al Magnifficoo; newly imported and Region 3 Reserve Champion Stallion*ES Harir, and *Hariry Al Shaqab—all in one arena together. It was pure horse show excitement, and a thrilling championship in which the ethereal *Hariry Al Shaqab, handled by David Boggs and owned and bred by Al Shaqab reigned supreme as Gold Champion. Brixx IA owned by Regan and Renae Rohl was chosen as Silver, and the young and exciting international entry *ES Harir, owned by Al Saqran Stud of Dubai and Kuwait, won the Bronze.  Schall shares, “This year’s Breeder Finals Stallion Championship was another genuine highlight. The depth of the class, combined with the spectacular performances, made it an honor to be a part of. I have been an admirer of many of these ‘golden boys’ for some years now. *Hariry Al Shaqab epitomizes where our breed has evolved to and is making quite an impact.” 

breed during their lifetime. We thank each and every breeder and owner for entrusting us with these exquisite creatures who bring tremendous joy to our lives on a daily basis.” Elizabeth Milam of Regency Cove Farms ties the entire show experience up beautifully. “As recent Arabian owners and breeders, we’ve approached each show with very open eyes and ears. The National Arabian Breeder Finals ranks as one of our favorite events on the annual Arabian horse show calendar. We love the camaraderie between owners and trainers, which is apparent from the moment we arrive to set up our cabanas until the end. The quality of the exhibits continues to inspire us to be better breeders and this year we once again came away with an even clearer understanding of the breed and the direction we hope to take.”  It’s an incredibly well run event and the hard work of the committee is evident in every detail. We are already looking forward to next year.” n ~In memory of Linda Erickson.  

Glenn Schoukens agrees, “Hariry Al Shaqab is a stallion that can win anywhere on the planet today. He is magnificent to witness in the ring.” David Boggs of Midwest Training and Breeding Centre had this to say about presenting the Gold Champion Mare and Stallion, both unanimous, “We are so honored and blessed at Midwest to be able to present horses of such immense quality and beauty; horses that define today’s contemporary Arabian and that will undoubtedly contribute much to our beloved

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2014 Arabian National Breeder Finals - Senior Stallions -

- Senior Mares -

Senior Gold Champion Stallion HARIRY AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.

Senior Gold Champion Mare WIEZA MOCY (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen), shown by David Boggs for owner Michalow State Stud Farm.

Senior Silver Champion Stallion BRIXX IA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Bella Versace), shown by Rodolfo Guzzo for owners Regan and Renae Rohl.

Senior Silver Champion Mare MISS PRYME PERSHAHNAH (Pershahn El Jamaal x Miss Pryme Tyme), shown by Steve Heathcott for owners Stacey and Ashley Griffith.

Senior Bronze Champion Stallion E.S. HARIR (AJ Dinar x TF Magnums Magic), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner Bassam Al Saqran

Senior Bronze Champion Mare NYAH JOY IA (Enzo x Alia Psyche IA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.

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- Junior Colts -

- Junior Fillies -

Junior Gold Champion Colt NIMER AL SHAQAB (Marwan Al Shaqab x RHR Vallacontessa), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.

Junior Gold Champion Filly MC VITORIA (Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD), shown by David Boggs for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Junior Silver Champion Colt MC VULCAN (Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA), shown by Dagmar Gordiano for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Junior Silver Champion Filly LADY FADORA PA (Cavalli x Fadilla PCF), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Pegasus Arabians.

Junior Bronze Champion Colt SIR POGROM APA ((Pogrom x Angellinah WLF), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Arabian Park Arabians LLC.

Junior Bronze Champion Filly STAR OF VITORIO ORA (Vitorio TO x Star Of Gaishea), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Oak Ridge Arabians. Volume 45, No. 6 | 61


- Weanling Colts -

- Weanling Fillies -

Weanling Gold Champion Colt/Gelding PIETRO (ZT Magnanimous x Viva Marwan), shown by Gary McDonald for owner Sheila Stewart.

Weanling Gold Champion Filly AMANI AL SHAHANIA (Ever After NA x Psyches Amber Dream), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Weanling Silver Champion Colt/Gelding GRAND JOURNEY NA (Grand Commandd x Just Amazing NA), shown by Sandro Pinha for owner Robert & Dixie North Family Trust.

Weanling Silver Champion Filly PRINCESS RAHERRA ORA (Vitorio TO x Raherra), shown by David Boggs for owner Oak Ridge Arabians.

Weanling Bronze Champion Colt/Gelding NASEEM M (Pogrom x JJ Symphony), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Anthony Marino and A C Marino Jr.

Weanling Bronze Champion Filly MR BELLA LUNA ( Jagger SWF x Empress Of Marwan), shown by Gary McDonald for owner Moss Rose Farm LLC.

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- Egyptian Heritage Stallions -

- Egyptian Heritage Mares -

Egyptian Heritage Gold Champion Colt/Stallion MAGIC MAGNIFIQUE (True Colours x Magic Mon Amour), shown by David Boggs for owner Swedish Arabian Stud.

Egyptian Heritage Gold Champion Filly/Mare VICTORIA AL SHAQAB (Farhoud Al Shaqab x Victoria II HPS), shown by David Boggs for owner Al Shaqab.

Egyptian Heritage Silver Champion Colt/Stallion ER INVICTUS (Ravenwood Jaleel x Kaela), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owners Beverly and Janice Tokar.

Egyptian Heritage Silver Champion Filly/Mare DURAR AA (Gazal Al Shaqab x Dafina AA), shown by Alcides Rodrigues for owner Arabian Heights.

Egyptian Heritage Bronze Champion Colt/Stallion JUSTYNN BEY (Alixir x Bint Bint Justina), shown by Ricardo Rivero for owner Timothy Manring.

Egyptian Heritage Bronze Champion Filly/Mare AL JAMEELAH BJ (Imperial Mistaar x Imperial Karmah), shown by Bryan Jeffries for owner Abdulrahman Ahmad Al-Mansouri. Volume 45, No. 6 | 63


DON MORSE

Memorial Trophy Winner

*H A R I RY A L S H A Q A B

In honor and remembrance of her late husband, Don Morse, and to continue his legacy, Janey Morse commissioned Judy Nordquist to design a Memorial Trophy of Oak Ridge Arabians' head stallion, Vitorio TO. The Don Morse Memorial Trophy was created to be given to and passed on, to the Champion Arabian Stallion each year at the Arabian National Breeder Finals show.

2014 winner of the Don Morse Memorial trophy,

*Hariry Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk)

Owned by Al Shaqab, Member Of Qatar Foundation,

presented by David Boggs.

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Midwest

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8 GOLD

CHAMPIONS

2 S I LV E R C H A M P I O N S 4 BRONZE CHAMPIONS 11 CLASS

CHAMPIONS

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Ch1ampions

SETTING THE GOLD STANDARD by JEFF WALLACE

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The Arabian horse has proven time and again that greatness comes in many forms. If harnessed and shared, what a blessing it brings to all those in its presence. Greatness touches all who witness it or who are in its presence, even if for a brief moment, and for the rest of one’s life. Greatness can span over many generations to culminate into something magical. The 2014 Arabian National Breeder Finals show will long be remembered in the history books. By its definition, a breeder’s show is one that has garnered the attention of astute horsemen from around the globe; for breeders and owners of Arabian horses to be recognized, and enjoy the camaraderie of fine company and some of the finest Arabian horses in all the land. Located in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Arabian National Breeder Finals showcases halter classes specifically, with an emphasis on the unique, and entertainment aimed at the spectator and exhibitor alike. This show was founded in order to recognize breeders mostly, and owners, too—a gathering of friends, professionals and newcomers. It is a setting with which to share stories, garner knowledge, and alas, compete. The leisurely afternoon start times allow for open houses and private tours of some of the world famous training, and small, but important, breeding farms in the area. Many farms are only minutes from the famous WestWorld Convention Center where the show is held. Spectators are welcomed by the hospitality of the farms sponsoring the show with cocktails, wine tastings and good eats. Visiting international judge, Glenn Schoukens, from Belgium shares, “I not only love seeing the comparative system at work here, but also found this show incredibly well run and exciting for the spectators to watch. I have always enjoyed spending time in Scottsdale visiting the surrounding farms


and seeing great horse flesh. The show was really organized and well executed. I had a great time participating on a judge’s level.” Individual farms sponsor their very own cabanas resembling Bedouin tents of a bygone era and are lavishly appointed with the comforts of catered food and cozy seating areas. Just below, stands are easily accessible and close to the rail for great views of the competition. Recalls American Judge Jeff Schall, “The show committee did an excellent job in many areas but one thing that really stood out was how they turned a big arena into such an intimate setting. The choices made around the selection of judges was out of the box and very impressive; breeder judges rather than a panel of deemed judges, if you will.” The judging panel consisted of Shelly Brinkert-Hjelm (USA), Duane Esser (USA), Joseph Polo (USA), Jeff Schall (USA), Glenn Schoukens (Belgium), and Olivia Strauch (Uruguay). Midwest Training Centre recognized the necessity and value of selecting some of its brightest stars to compete and be showcased at this unique and terribly important venue. Equine stars of Al Shaqab

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(member of the Qatar Foundation), Michalów State Stud of Warsaw Poland, Al Saqran Stud of Dubai & Kuwait, Oak Ridge Arabians and Marino

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Arabians, USA, Sweden Arabian Stud, and so on. It was paramount to David Boggs and the invaluable members of Team Midwest to “set the bar” and compete only with their very finest—their United States National show string—to support this oasis

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of a show in the Scottsdale desert.

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*HARIRY AL SHAQAB

The Midwest family is a team comprised of dedicated

head stallion of Janey’s Oak Ridge Arabians, *Vitorio

and hardworking staff who put their every breath

TO, is on lease to the State Studs of Poland, and is the

and effort into making memories and successes for its

only American bred stallion, other than Monogramm,

clientele. Sharing the glory with each and every person

to be brought into the Polish breeding program

on the Midwest team is what makes lifelong memories

where *Vitorio is now responsible for introducing

and dreams come true and most importantly, never

the famous and hugely successful sire line of *Image.

forgotten. The amazing staff includes: Nate White,

Thinking as a breeder first, Janey began with a dream

Alcides & Margaux Rodriguesz, Andy Carroll, Rinaldo

of the heart to carry on the memory of Don thru their

Longuini, Dagmar Gordiano, and many more dedicated

combined love and passion for the Arabian. To continue

individuals that bring the magic to the horses, clients

his legacy, The Don Morse Memorial Trophy was

and team, allowing their dreams to be realized.

created to be given to and passed on, to the Champion Stallion each year. The *Vitorio get also gave salute to

To choose a breeders show for a reason close to the

the memory of Don and Oak Ridge’s breeding program

heart, is exactly what Janey Morse, a horsewoman,

by being honored with several of the shows top awards.

breeder and cherished part of the Midwest family, so lovingly did. Janey dedicated this show and all of its

Receiving the Memorial Trophy this year was an image

accolades, in remembrance of her late husband, Don

of the perfect result in a breeder’s eye. Thunderous

Morse, a great man and a larger than life character. The

applause echoed from the rail as a silvery white stallion

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*WIEZA MOCY

by the name of *Hariry Al Shaqab entered the arena; a once-in-a-lifetime stallion uniquely befitting of his royal heritage. By U.S. National Champion Stallion Marwan Al Shaqab, and out of White Silkk, by U.S. National Champion Stallion Dakar El Jamaal, he is owned and bred by highly accomplished breeders, Al Shaqab - Member Qatar Foundation. *Hariry Al Shaqab, the Gold Supreme Champion Senior Stallion, is no doubt, a symbol of greatness, stewardship and unquestionable quality. Al Shaqab’s commitment to the Arabian horse has become historical and monumental—changing the face of

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the Arabian horse—moving it as a breed into a direction that could have taken a century to achieve, yet they accomplished in just a decade. The horses

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are athletic and beautiful and their commitment to providing opportunities for all young people in Qatar to realize their dreams and feel a part of their team is beyond commendable. Midwest is proud

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to have the opportunity to showcase the very best Al Shaqab Stud has to offer. Judge Schall states, “This year’s Breeder Finals stallion championship was another genuine highlight for me. The depth of the class combined with the spectacular performances made it an honor to be a part of. I have been an admirer of many of these ‘golden boys’ for some years now. *Hariry Al Shaqab epitomizes where our breed has evolved to and is making quite an impact.” Glenn Schoukens had this comment to make on the Gold Champion stallion winner representing the famed breeding program of Al Shaqab, “*Hariry Al Shaqab is a stallion that can win anywhere on the planet today. He is magnificent to witness in the ring.” The future of the breed also revealed itself in female form. Coming from generations of greatness as well, and arriving from the fabled lands Poland, her name is *Wieza Mocy (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen, to *Wizja). A rare treasure generously shared by master breeder Michalów Stud, her name stands for timelessness beauty quite like no other. Trotting into the 4-5 Year-Old Mares class with David, *Wieza Mocy’s entrance left all holding their breath and tongue for several seconds. She is a mare whose natural and graceful athleticism

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*MAGIC MAGNIFIQUE

is as astounding as her exquisite overall beauty. It was without surprise that she garnered the title of Unanimous Gold Champion Mare. On lease to Janey Morse, it was with tears as she witnessed this living treasure called to champion. What better way for *Wieza Mocy to be cherished than at a show focused on dedicated Arabian breeders around the globe. Adds Judge Esser, “From the moment *Wieza Mocy entered the arena, I knew I was witnessing greatness, just as *Wizja before her!” Breeder and Judge, Shelly Hjelm, chimes in to say, ‘This mare, like her great-granddam before her, will go down as one of the greatest that ever lived. When she stood so elegantly poised in center ring, even her flaring

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nostrils were beautiful to gaze at. I just fell in love with *Wieza Mocy.”

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Additionally, Midwest proudly exhibited a new jewel in the Al Saqran collection by the name of *E.S. Harir (*AJ Dinar x TF Magnums Magic, by Magnum Psyche). Titled Bronze Champion Senior

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Stallion, great friend and owner/breeder, Mr. Bassam Al Saqran, of Kuwait and Dubai, has enjoyed a year of successes. A young and beautiful stallion exhibiting a rare combination of size, overall correctness and stunning head type, *ES Harir came away with a brand new and enthusiastic fan base and one of the event’s top awards. International clients did not end there. Midwest was quite proud to exhibit an entry for breeder and client, Kathleen Olsson of Sweden Arabian Stud, Uddevalla, Sweden. Her exotic, black-as-night *Magic Magnifique (True Colours x Magic Mon Amour) was presented by David to the Gold Champion Egyptian Heritage Colt/Stallion title. Ms. Olsson has made a name for herself, along with her beautiful stallion who is siring offspring winning in international shows throughout Europe and the gulf state shows. Midwest is not only proud to present *Magic Magnifique, but also include him in their stallion roster, offering breeders an opportunity to include his glorious type in their breeding programs.

*E.S. HARIR

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David had this to say about presenting the Gold Champion Mare and Stallion, both to unanimous victories, “We are so honored and blessed at Midwest to be able to present horses of such immense quality and beauty. Horses that define today’s contemporary Arabian and that will undoubtedly contribute so many wonderful things to our beloved breed during their lifetimes. We thank each and every breeder and owner for entrusting us with these exquisite entries; they bring tremendous joy to our lives on a daily basis. Lastly, we once again join our dear friend, Janey Morse, to honor her late and great husband, Don, who would have been very proud not only of his Oak Ridge entries, but of the level of support this wonderful show is receiving from great breeders such as those that are a part of the family of Midwest. “So as fall descends on the scenic Southwest, we are proud to be a part of the gathering of some of the most astute Arabian breeders and enthusiasts in the world who came together to celebrate the Arabian horse at the Arabian National Breeder Finals Show. For the past several years, this competition has grown into what one might describe as a breeder’s boutique show with tremendous international flair and appeal, but mostly with an ever increasing high quality of entries for all to enjoy. I know I can speak for the entire family of Midwest when I say, we had a wonderful time this year and appreciate so

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much, the judges’ confidence in our clients’ horses and know we will absolutely return next year with more of the greatest Arabian horses you will ever

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hope to see. Until then …"

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Congratu1lations

ARABIAN NATIONAL BREEDER FINALS CHAMPIONS

*Hariry Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x White Silkk) Unanimous GOLD Champion Senior Stallion Owned by: Al Shaqab – Qatar

*E.S. Harir (AJ Dinar x TF Magnums Magic) Bronze Champion Senior Stallion Owned by: Al Saqran Stud – Kuwait & Dubai

*Wieza Mocy (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen) Unanimous GOLD Champion Senior Mare Owned by: Michalów State Stud – Poland

Star of Vitoria ORA (Vitorio TO x Star of Gaishea) Bronze Champion Junior Filly Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians – USA

*Nimer Al Shaqab (Marwan Al Shaqab x RHR Vallacontessa) GOLD Champion Junior Colt Owned by: Al Shaqab – Qatar

Naseem M (Pogrom x JJ Symphony) Bronze Champion Weanling Colt Owned by: Marino Arabians – USA

*Victoria Al Shaqab (Farhoud Al Shaqab x Victoria II HPS) GOLD Champion Egyptian Heritage Filly Owned by: Al Shaqab – Qatar

Enchanted SF (Ever After NA x Love Divine SF) Top Ten 2-Year-Old Filly Owned by: Norma Jean Abel – Canada

MC Vitoria (Vitorio TO x Angelinaa JD) GOLD Champion Junior Filly Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians – USA

Vitalia Rose (Vitorio TO x WH Passant) Top Ten Weanling Filly Owned by: Dr. Justin Wight – USA

*Magic Magnifique (True Colours x Magic Mon Amour) GOLD Champion Egyptian Heritage 4 & Over Stallion Owned by: Kathleen Olsson – Sweden

Rah Silkk (Rahere x NC Fametasia) GOLD Champion ANBF Futurity Filly Owned by: Janice McCrea-Wight – USA

MC Vulcan (Vitorio TO x Lovins Khrush SSA) Silver Champion Junior Colt Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians – USA

Rah Topaz (Rahere x Magnums Caress IA) GOLD Champion Breeders Club Yearling Filly Owned by: Janice McCrea-Wight – USA

Princess Raherra ORA (Vitorio TO x Raherra) Silver Champion Weanling Filly Owned by: Oak Ridge Arabians – USA

Giovialli XX (MPA Giovanni x MFA Love Ntyme) Bronze Champion Senior Gelding AOTH Owned by: Margaux Rodrigues – USA

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In memory1 ... wh1at

Don Morse's

friends say1 if h1e were h1ere... " ... he would still be dedicating his time and effort in finding ways to help each and every one of us." —Fernando and Joaquin de Santibanes

If Don were here ... horse shows would be more fun!!! —Bob Boggs

" ... he would be smoking a celebratory cigar, enjoying he and Janey's accomplished breeding program and the continued success that is Oak Ridge Arabians. Through the leadership of Janey and Don's vision, he would be one big happy guy!" —Jason Tackett

" ... the world would be a better place and I'd have my best friend back." —Steve Heathcott


" ... he would rejoice in the results shared with Janey, of their dream to create an incredible breeding program of world-wide influence that is shared by family, friends and breeders around the world!" —Walter Mishek

" ... he would tell us a bad joke ... he would make us smile ... he would tell us he loved us and give us a kiss and hug. Warm, caring, loving, hilarious ... Donald." —Dan and Maureen Grossman

We miss you Ed and Don!

" ... things would be the way they should be." —Nate White

" ... our lives would be complete." —The Marino Family " ... he would have grabbed the microphone in the center ring win photo and started singing, 'Chantilly Lace,' then he would glow like a bright light in his pride and happiness over Vitorio’s amazing success as a sire. As a matter of fact, I felt that glow inside of me at that very moment. The victory is his." —David and all the Boggs


Midwest Training & Breeding Stations Elk River, Minnesota ~ Scottsdale, Arizona David Boggs, cell: 612-328-8312 ~ midwest@sbwireless.net Nate White, cell: 563-663-7383 ~ natemidwest@sbwireless.net Judi Anderson, cell: 612-328-1057 ~ judimidwest@sbwireless.net

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On a beautiful February night in 1985, Lasma hosted the Polish Ovation Sale, a unique offering of 17 of the most revered mares in the world, for the Polish government. No one who was at the Lasma Sale Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., that night will ever forget it. When the curtains opened, the mares stood shoulder to shoulder across the stage, each with her tuxedoed handler, against a backdrop that recreated the famous clock tower barn at Janów Podlaski. At 106 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

one point, “snow” even fell to simulate the winter atmosphere of their home country. A few hours later, when the hammer fell for the final lot, millions of dollars had been spent by the appreciative crowd, and vans were being booked to some of the top breeding programs in the country. I’d venture to say that what some people remember best about that time was how much money was spent, or maybe the elegance of Michalów’s Director Ignacy Jaworowski as he offered


“Everyone who buys one of our horses ... tell them please to take care of them, as next to our freedom, they are the most important thing in our lives.” - Jan Rudasz

a vodka toast to open the sale. What I remember best, though, was far more profound. I was working for Lasma in those days, and one of my jobs was to go every morning to a hotel in Old Scottsdale to pick up a stud groom who had been sent from Janów Podlaski with the horses. He was a workroughened old man named Jan Rudasz, and he had been at Janów all his life, caring for the horses as his

father and grandfather had before him. He barely spoke English, but day after day, as we fought the traffic all the way to Bell Road, we worked out our own language. I’ll never forget what he told me one morning—nearly 30 years later, I still can get choked up when I think about it. “Everyone who buys one of our horses,” he said, his voice thick with passion. “Tell them please to take care of them, as next to our freedom, they are the most important thing in our lives.” Volume 45, No. 6 | 107


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No truer words have ever been spoken. Those same words still stand today when it comes to how the Poles feel about their version of living art, the Polish Arabian horse. Silvery bays, glistening greys, with locks of silk—these are the horses of dreams and these are the horses of Poland. In August every year, history culminates into one of the finest events the world over, as hundreds of years of selective breeding that has withstood the test of time, wars and invasions, is presented in one of the best collections of Arabian horses on the planet. This year, as always, they were everywhere: at the Pride of Poland Sale, where we watched the hammer fall on the gorgeous young beauty Piacolla, and in the individual farm breeding parades, where we saw the matriarch of Michalów, *El Dorada; Janów’s stunning bay bookends *Pianissima and *Pinga; and Bialka’s ‘P’ family treasure, Perfirka and her daughters. And at the Polish National Show, where we watched one gorgeous entry after another, such as the white swans Georgia, *Zagrobla, Espadrilla and Embra, all daughters of the *Bask grandson, Monogramm.

HK Krystall (LD Pistal x Lisa Mine) bred and owned by Joanna Kale, USA, and currently on lease to Bialka Stud.

My first trip to Poland was in 1984, a few months prior to the Polish Ovation Sale. From the moment I drove through the front gates of Janów Podlaski and laid eyes on the clock barn, I knew I felt something magical, something almost unreal. The tour that Director Krzysztalowicz gave me that year introduced me to the beautiful and regal spirit the horses all seem to have—and their gorgeous and confident carriage as well. I was instantly mesmerized and left in somewhat of a trance for the balance of my trip. I saw World Champion Mares *Pilarka and Etruria; Polish National Champion Mares Arra and Europa, both gorgeous; and grey daughters of *Bandos, as well as a future Polish National Champion Mare and legendary producer, Pipi, the oldest daughter of *Pilarka, sired by the Bandola son, *Banat. Euspira (Gazal Al Shaqab x Euskara) and her Vitorio TO colt presented during the Bialka Stud breeding parade.

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When I arrived at Michalów and walked through the old breeding barn, I was stopped dead in my tracks by one of the most beautiful sights: a gorgeous old painting of a dappled grey Arabian horse that hung above a red door that led from the breeding room into the stallion’s stall area. It reeked of importance and had a timeless beauty, just as the horses they breed there do. Beauty like that is seductive and emotional, and once you feel it deep in your soul, you carry it with you for the rest of your life. It broadens your insights and creates an awareness of

beauty that you didn’t know was possible. The first stallion I encountered that day after passing through the red door was the borrowed Russian stallion Pesennik, who would go on to sire Polish National Champion Filly Kwesta—who, in turn, was the dam of the incomparable twice World Champion and just recently named All Nations Cup Gold Champion Mare, *Kwestura, by Monogramm. And that brings us back to this year. In August, I felt a lump in my throat as I passed through the gates of Janów Podlaski one more time. I now knew what lay ahead: a certain type of beauty, grace and spirit that I know I will only see in Poland.

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2014 Polish National Top Five Senior Mare Zigi Zana (QR Marc x *Zagrobla), owned by Michalów Stud.

Now I’m familiar with all of the mares’ families of the state studs, from the famous ‘P’ families of Janów and Bialka to the renowned ‘E’ and ‘Z’ families of Michalów. What I find most interesting now is the growing list of “guest sires” that the Poles invite on a very consistent basis either to come to Poland to cover their mares or to send in frozen semen. Among them are some of the world’s most celebrated breeding and show stallions. That helps make the show very exciting, as you get to see the results of blending in the blood of these stallions with the world’s best known and multigenerational mare band. This was certainly the year of the stallion Kahil Al Shaqab, who was leased by the Poles from Al Shaqab, Member Qatar Foundation. He is a World Champion Junior Stallion and hails from a double *Bask-bred dam line that also features a single cross to the *Naborr/ Amurath Sahib-bred stallion *Gwalior, who was bred in Poland and sold to Lasma Arabians many years back. This means that Kahil Al Shaqab carries three crosses to Amurath Sahib and two to Witraz, two of the greatest breeding horses in the history of Polish breeding. The yearling Kahil Al Shaqab foals in the Polish National Show from both Janów and Michalów were nothing less than spectacular. The four standouts on that particular day, all bay with little to no white, were Al Jazeera and Burza from Janów, and Morion and

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Pustynna Kahila from Michalów. The Kahil Al Shaqab foals from Ekstern daughters were consistently stunning as well. Ekstern’s grey beauty, style and charisma, coupled with the smooth bay body and front end assembly of Kahil Al Shaqab, seems to have created a new golden cross in Polish breeding—just like the *Eukaliptus on Palas and *Naborr on Amurath Sahib of the past. Both the Junior Champion Colt and Filly, Morion and Al Jazeera respectively, were sired by Kahil Al Shaqab. In fact, the yearling classes were completely dominated by the get of this hot young son of World Champion Marwan Al Shaqab. The Four to Six Year Old Mares class was simply superb, as the young mares fresh from the track are now on parade. Cheronea, Zigi Zana, Diara and the winner, Pilarosa, were all breathtaking to behold. The older mares seemed to be a collection in white, from several Monogramm daughters to those of his son Ekstern. Janów’s fiery and correct Pepita won the Gold, while the glorious and gorgeous Georgia took home the Silver, and the young Pilarosa, a maternal half-sister to World Champion Mare Pinga, the Bronze.

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The stallion Ekstern (Monogramm x Ernestyna), a sire and grandsire to many winners at Polish Nationals as well as International shows around the world.

The stallions and colts paid tribute one after another to the influence of the World Champion Stallion Gazal Al Shaqab and his sons and grandsons. In Poland today, his influence in both stallions and mares is no less than staggering, but it is especially apparent in the stallion and colt categories. The get of Gazal grandson Kahil Al Shaqab, mentioned above, flooded the yearling colt classes, while the sons of QR Marc were very significant as the classes got older, as were Gazal Al Shaqab direct sons. The battle for the gold in stallions came down to two sons of QR Marc, Pawel Kozikowski awarded Best Handler of the 2014 Polish National Show. Volume 45, No. 6 | 113


Pinga (Gazal Al Shaqab x Pilar) World Champion Mare and Polish National Champion Mare.

Equator, representing the ‘E’ family of Michalów, and the already-most-decorated *Pogrom, representing the famed ‘P’ family of Janów Podlaski. They are two beautiful, yet very differently made, stallions, and the outcome could have gone either way, but on this day of off and on rain, it was Michalów’s entry of Equator who won the Gold. Silver went to *Pogrom and the Bronze award to Eryks, a son of Gazal Al Shaqab from Michalów. A highlight in the Pride of Poland Sale, as well as being the high selling lot, was the purchase of the gorgeous 2-year-old filly Piacolla, sired by U.S. National Champion Stallion Enzo and out of an Ekstern daughter. She is already a Polish National Champion Junior Filly, with the ability to win on any continent, and she brought €305,000 from Athbah Stud in Saudi Arabia. States Athbah manager Ward Presentation of the Echo Apollo 2014 WAHO Award. An award won prior to this by his sire, Piaff. 114 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Gold Champion Stallion Equator.

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Janów’s stunning bay *Pianissima (Gazal Al Shaqab x Pianosa), a highlight in the Breeding Parade. One of the winningest mares in breed history. She will foal to *Pogrom in 2015.

Bemong about his top lot, “Piacolla had already caught my eye last year when she won the Polish National Championships. For me, she is a very nice example of how an American-bred stallion crosses with the Polish dam lines. When she enters the arena, she is like a Polish diva! Her dam is a great producing Ekstern daughter whose dam (Panika) we bought three years ago, and who has been an essential broodmare for the Athbah program. Piacolla was mainly bought as a future broodmare for the collection of top mares at Athbah.”

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Passionaria, a full sister to *Pianissima and one of Janów’s treasures in the Breeding Parade.


Jeff Wallace, Lara Ames and David Boggs.

Another memorable purchase at the Pride of Poland Sale came from a woman who has devoted her entire life to the Arabian horse, our publisher, Lara Ames. Representing her family’s longtime show and breeding operation, Cedar Ridge Arabians, she found something she could not leave Poland without—and at €220,000, this was no ordinary souvenir. It was the rare offering of a once-in-a-lifetime mare, a fleabitten grey by the name of Perfirka. Perfirka, a daughter of Gazal Al Shaqab and Perforacja, by Ernal, has been the pride of Bialka Stud for several years now, and had she not gifted them with three glorious fillies already, she probably would not have been available. But when a mare produces something as great as Perfirka’s Esparto daughter, Perfinka (who was a European sensation, and named Aachen Gold Champion Filly), she practically sets herself up to be offered for sale. And Perfirka had done even more than that; she left Bialka with two other fine daughters, one by Enzo and another by Vitorio TO. As I mentioned, the Polish horsemen have always kept an open mind as they have structured their program. For years, they have Perfinka (Esparto x Perfirka), 2013 All Nations Cup Gold Champion Filly. Volume 45, No. 6 | 117


leased stallions from other breeders, and since the introduction of transported semen, they also have patronized whatever stallion, anywhere in the world, that they felt suited their program. Vitorio TO, who is owned by Janey Morse of Oak Ridge Arabians and represents the sire line of *Mirage, is only the second American stallion ever leased to stand in Poland, following the highly successful Monogramm. In a further example of Polish-American collaboration, Janey Morse leased the standout filly *Wieza Mocy, a great-granddaughter of the legendary Oak Ridge Arabians’ Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) is on lease to Michalow Stud for two breeding seasons. Mares like *Emandoria and *El Dorada will foal to this gorgeous stallion in 2015. Vitorio TO brings the sire line of *Image to the State Studs for the very first time.

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Michalów mare *Wizja, and has campaigned the filly to gold championships at the AHBA World Cup and the Arabian Breeder Finals. When she arrived in America, she had already won Polish, World and European Championship Junior titles. Studying the list of such great stallions is an education in itself. Just in my time I can see the ongoing progression, from Palas to Probat to Tallin and Pesennik, from Monogramm to Laheeb to Gazal Al Shaqab to Enzo, to Eden C, Galba and QR Marc, to Kahil Al Shaqab and Shanghai EA. That’s roughly chronological and there are others—all of proven quality and having made real contributions to the program. Deep into your trip to Poland—whether it is your first or your fifth—you realize something very important. You realize that you are watching a gorgeous parade of horses who represent the studs’ finest old bloodlines, layered with the greatest contemporary stallions in the breed. And that has gone on for years. That is how Poland, with all its storied heritage, remains as relevant and important today as it ever has been in the world of the Arabian horse. n

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2014

Polish National Senior Stallions

Gold Champion Senior Stallion Equator (QR Marc x Ekliptyka), owned by Michal贸w Stud.

Silver Champion Senior Stallion *Pogrom (QR Marc x Petla), owned by Jan贸w Podlaski Stud.

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Junior Stallions

Gold Champion Junior Stallion Morion (Kahil Al Shaqab x Mesalina), owned by Michalów Stud.

Champion 3-Year-Old and Top Five Junior Stallion Cefir (Eryks x Celina), owned by Małopolska Hodowla Roślin Ltd.

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Senior Mares

Best In Show and Gold Champion Senior Mare Pepita (Ekstern x Pepesza), owned by Jan贸w Podlaski Stud.

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Silver Champion Senior Mare Georgia (Monogramm x Gizela), owned by Michal贸w Stud.

Bronze Champion Senior Mare Pilarosa (Al Adeed Al Shaqab x Pilar), owned by Jan贸w Podlaski Stud.

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Junior Mares Gold Champion Junior Mare Al Jazeera (Kahil Al Shaqab x Alhasa), owned by Janów Podlaski Stud.

Al Jazeera and Silver Champion Junior Mare Paterna (Eden C x Pinga), both owned by Janów Podlaski Stud.

Bronze Champion Junior Mare Pustynia Kahila (Kahil Al Shaqab x Pustynna Malwa), owned by Michałów Stud.

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Pride of 2014 Poland

The Champion producing mare Perfirka (Gazal Al Shaqab x Perforacja), sold to Cedar Ridge Arabians, USA.

Norma, 2013 Polish National Champion Mare, is the gorgeous grey daughter of World Champion Stallion Gazal Al Shaqab and Nina, whose dam was a gift to the late Director Jaworowski from Deedie Wrigley of the USA. Norma was sold to Al Muawd Stud, Saudi Arabia.

Wieza Marc’a (QR Marc x Wieza Marzen), full sister to multiNational Champion *Wieza Mocy, sold to Sweden.

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Pride of 2014 Poland

Shirley Watts greeting her newest purchase, the mare Alhambra (*Ecaho x Albigowa), who is the maternal grandam of Gold Champion Filly, Al Jazeera.

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The mare Alabama (Gazal Al Shaqab x Altona), sold to Qatar.

The mare Czarnota (Gazal Al Shaqab x Czartawa), also sold to Qatar.

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P resenting the fourth in a series of excerPts from the t he a rabian h orse - P oland ' s n ational t reasure .

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Watch for future printings of additional chapters in Arabian Horse Times.

THE RABIAN HORSE -

POLAND’S NATIONAL TREASURE

By Zenon Lipowicz and George Zbyszewski Izabela Zawadzka, Contributing Editor Kari Lundin, Contributing Editor Gina Hunziker, Contributing Editor Beth Hunziker-Mishek, Contributing Editor, Design and Layout All artwork and photographic images courtesy of the author, Zenon Lipowicz, unless otherwise noted.

A special thank you to Marsha Parkinson for all of her research for this book. A special note of thanks to master photographers Johnny Johnston, Polly Knoll, Jeff Little, Jerry Sparagowski, Scott Trees, Stuart Vesty and Irina Filsinger. TITLE PAGE ART: Tadeusz Kosciuszko, by J. Kossak

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The Santa Ynez Arabian Foal Festival You Have To

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by MARY KIRKMAN Last year, when the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association inaugurated its Foal Festival, there were plenty of people who hailed it as a breath of fresh air. Held at the Santa Ynez Equestrian Center over a relaxed weekend in early October, it offered an entirely new concept: it featured only foals and amateurs, none of whom had shown before. The presentations were natural (no whips or chains, no hard stand-ups, dams included and no fancy show clips), and in addition to the traditional conformation evaluations, there were trail classes for halter as well. The atmosphere was relaxed, a generous mix of ring time and social gatherings, with a stallion parade and a recognition ceremony for longtime breeders Paul and Carol Hemming. On Sunday afternoon after the last class, as everyone drove home smiling, they might be forgiven if they were wondering how the club would ever top that act this year.

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Show organizer Michelle Kelly, announcer Robin Hopkinson, host Bart Van Buggenhout and show supporter Jenn Trickey.

The verdict in 2014? Despite killer temperatures that leveled off at 105 degrees, the Second Annual Arabian Foal Festival, held October 4 and 5, was even better than its predecessor. All of its signature elements were back—the amateurs, the foals, the gentle handling, the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, the recognition of historic breeders (this year, the honorees were the Mari family)—but popular new ones had been added too. Competition was expanded to include a Get of Sire, Produce of Dam and 2-year-old Filly classes, and was the opening of the Gelding Futurity and the first step in the group’s innovative Breeders Challenge. The show’s popularity appears rooted in two factors. One, it focuses on amateurs, not the so-called “professional” ones, but the ones who are legitimately brand new to showing or only barely experienced. And two, it has no far-flung aspirations. Local is the name of the game. “We don’t have to always be global,” says Bart Van Buggenhout, manager at Al Jassimya Farm and the one who originally conceptualized the show. “This needs to be about community.” It was about community in more ways than one. Designed to attract more people to Arabians, it appeals to both newcomers to horses and fans of other breeds. And it strengthened the ties of local Arabian enthusiasts. “Breeders are coming together over this,” Bart reports. “They supported it flawlessly, and I think that is important for supporting each other. Now the sky is the limit.” Sheila Varian was runner-up for Best Large Breeder of the show. Volume 45, No. 6 | 137


A Highlight For The Future—The Breeders Challenge One of the new features in particular, the Breeders Challenge, promotes the solidarity of the Santa Ynez Arabian community. Twelve breeding farms in the area and two from the central coast participated in the program, which requires that they be located within a 50-mile radius of Santa Ynez. In a drawing on Saturday night, a representative of each farm selected the name of another operation’s stallion, and committed to breed to that stallion during the 2015 season. “It’s very imaginative,” says Sheila Varian, whose Audacious PS is a featured stallion. One of the challenges, she says, is that not every stallion fits with the bloodlines in every other breeder’s program, so the owners will have to get more acquainted with the possibilities of their neighbors’ horses in order to decide on the right mare to use. “Everybody who has a stallion drew a name, so it’s going to be really fun.” The foals that are produced will be shown at the 2016 show.

Bart Van Buggenhout presents a check for $4,500 to Kris Johnston, owner of the Gelding Futurity winner Jafar AJF.

A Highlight Now—The Santa Ynez Gelding Futurity The Gelding Futurity also earned high marks. Like the Breeders Challenge, it is open to breeders within a 50 mile radius, and the first group, foals of 2013, entered the show ring this year. The 2015 edition will open next spring, when breeders must nominate youngsters born in 2014. The nomination fees vary, Bart says; smaller breeders will pay lower fees. Why? “Because smaller breeders usually doesn’t own a stallion,” he explains. “Those people have already paid out a breeding fee and have more money invested in a foal. A larger breeder, who has his own stallion, has less money invested in a foal.” The funds then go into the prize money that will be paid out over the three year course of each Futurity.

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The next step is that the breeders geld the colts and submit a vet record, photo and video of each horse to be included on the sale page of a special auction, held in the summer and managed by Addis Live Online Auctions. All the money that is collected there, minus taxes and Addis’ expenses, is then added to the prize money pool. While the young geldings don’t generally attract high prices, they do recruit buyers because of the opportunity they represent to win prize money (this year, the winner alone took home $4,500). The first year of competition features a halter class, where the entries are judged on athleticism and future


Ringmaster and event coordinator Joel Desmarteau.

performance potential. As in the rest of the Foal Festival, the yearlings are shown by amateurs, stand naturally and, while they need to be in good health and weight, they are not show clipped. In their second year of competition, they compete in trail in-hand, and whoever has the fewest mistakes gets the trophy. At 3, the entries face a combination of the show and trail classes. “This year, about 20 percent of the prize money was paid out,” Bart notes. “The second year it will be about 30 percent, and about 30 percent in the third year.” For the 14 competitors in the 2013 Gelding Futurity who were in their first class this year, that means that about $14,000 will be available in both 2015 and 2016, with $7,000 slated each time for the winner. Bart observes that the Gelding Futurity is more than just a chance for breeders to recoup some of what they have invested in the young geldings. “I want my foals to have a career,” he says and adds that while that is easy for the superstar youngsters, it is often difficult for the lesser ones, even though they are good horses. “This way gets them a good home and training for a later career.” As the geldings move on into whatever they do (and many of them will find success in the halter or

Om El Al Azeem was one of the headliners in the Famous Horses of the Valley parade.

performance show ring), they can be good advertising for the program which bred them. In part, he says, the Gelding Futurity represents an understanding of the Arabian world today. “The reality is that the top three percent is driving the industry,” he says. “We also need to gear for the other 97 percent. This is a long term investment, but it is a solid one. Most of the people who are ‘someone’ in this business started with a gelding. The Arabian gelding is the breed’s best ambassador.”

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This Year’s Show The 2014 Santa Ynez Arabian Foal Festival came in at its target enrollment, which was approximately the same as last year’s, at 75 to 80 horses. The halter classes were divided by age and gender, while the in-hand trail event was an opportunity to see what some of the young Arabians would be suited for when they grew up. The judges were Janene Boggs and George Zbyszewski in the show division, and Lori Conway and Cynthia Richardson in the performance division (halter classes

Judges, l-r: Lori Conway, George Zbyszewski, Janene Boggs and Cynthia Richardson

focusing on suitability for later careers in performance). As usual, after each class, one judge from the panel explained the first and second-place ribbon choices to the audience. That was just one example of the educational aspect of the Foal Festival. Another was apparent on Saturday evening following the last class. With many famous Arabians from years past living in the Santa Ynez Valley, the club offered the perspective of history—and a heartwarming presentation of influential horses. Manny Lawrence, of Jade Creek Arabians, brought his 29-year-old Khemosabi daughter, Canadian National Champion Fforever Rose, and thoroughly enjoyed watching her in her first show ring appearance in 17 years. “It was so cute to see her,” he smiles. “Her eyes lit up and she started prancing around.” For him, it was the sort of special, personal moment appropriate to the Foal Festival. “She was one of my first-ever purchases in the horse business. She’s queen bee of our farm.” Also on Saturday night, the Santa Ynez Valley Arabian Horse Association recognized the Mari family for its contribution to the breed. Horseman Frisco Mari was known as one of the first importers of Polish Arabians after World War II, and stood the stallion Ferseyn, who proved to be a dynamic cross with the Polish lines. He bred the Ferseyn son Amerigo, sire of one of the breed’s most popular individuals, four-time national champion Khemosabi. On Sunday afternoon, after all the championships had been handed out, the show awarded “Best” titles for Small Breeder, Large Breeder, Sire and Handler. It is easy to see, however, that for the Best Handler, the title might have bittersweet implications: amateurs who become too accomplished have to step aside in favor of the incoming new amateurs.

Best Small Breeder (under 5 foals) awarded to Gallún Farms.

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Kristy Gillot received the Best Handler Award.


Into The Future “I will admit that last year, I was very skeptical,” says Manny Lawrence. “I’m the first one to tell you that I was dead wrong. Being at the show last year changed my mind, seeing how these youngsters were shown—just natural, with a lead rope and standing at their dam’s side—and the smiles on the faces of the people who were doing it. And the biggest percentage of them had never done it before. “In my opinion, the Foal Festival is the best show of the year,” he adds bluntly. “It’s what it’s all about. It’s pointed toward the amateur handlers and just having a really good time. This is a whole new venue for people to see what the Arabian horse is all about.” “The word is refreshing,” offers Sheila Varian. “The Foal Fest makes you feel good. The quality of the horses is really good, and it’s an unworried, unconcerned, nicely-handled, lovely-to-look-at, not-overly-done horse that everybody likes. Not just some people, but everybody who likes Arabians would like this.” Even with the accolades, the management committee is eyeing improvements for next year. If the heat affected anything, it was the number of spectators, which might have dropped a little. Locations closer into Santa Ynez are being investigated, to better appeal to the town’s substantial tourist trade. “You have to bring the horses to the people,” Bart says, “not the other way around. That’s our next goal.” Still, the crowd in the bleachers (blanket-draped hay bales) was notable and appreciative. And there are other tweaks. “I’m very pleased for next year because they’re really going to expand the trail class,” says Sheila Varian. “They have classes for kids 10 and Under and 10 to14 and then adults. That was just hugely accepted. And the kids that will be able to enter these classes don’t have to have an Arabian horse. We’ll supply them with one.

Janina Merz with her mother Sigi Siller and young horseman, Luca.

how to do something.” And she is willing to do her part. “We’ll work with people here, so those kids and adults will be able to come in and learn how to handle around an Arabian horse.” She can name other area breeders who plan to put in trail courses with which to instruct newcomers. “The wonderful thing is that it is completely a rediscovering of the basic things,” says Bart Von Buggenhout. “The highest level [of the industry] needs to exist—we cannot live without it—but it is definitely time for us to think back to the groundwork. That was the whole idea for this show.” Manny Lawrence envisions the long term implications that shows like the Santa Ynez Arabian Foal Festival can have in creating new fans for the breed. “I want to go back to the days when you needed a search warrant to find a seat in an arena.” The management team for the Santa Ynez Foal Arabian Festival includes Bart Van Buggenhout, Doug Dahmen, Kelly Elm, Greg Gallún and Henry Metz. n

“If you want to bring new people in, this is how you do it,” she continues. “You have to get children involved and you need to have them do more than just give out a ribbon. We teach them

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Santa Ynez Arabian Foal Festival

Winners

Junior Filly (Yearling/2 Years) Performance Type Gold Champion KHATARINA JULLYEN ( Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V), B/O: Varian Arabians.

Junior Colt/Gelding (Yearling/2 Years) Performance Type Gold Champion SHAHEEN C (Stival x Silken Sable), B/O: GallĂşn Farms.

Yearling Colt Show Type Gold Champion JERYAN ALJASSIMYA (WH Justice x Psierra), B/O: Aljassimya Farm.

Junior Filly Show Type Gold Champion SERENDIPITY V (Audacious PS x Satine IA), B/O: Varian Arabians.

Foal (Filly) Performance Type Gold Champion KIKI LEE JCA (A Jakarta x GH Athyla), B/O: Jade Creek Arabians.

Foal (Colt/Gelding) Performance Type Gold Champion MISSBAH AJF (Monther Al Nasser x RP Miss Surprise), B/O: Aljassimya Farm.

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Foal (Filly) Show Type Gold Champion MONTAHA ALJASSIMYA (Monther Al Nasser x Ultimate Monisah), B/O: Aljassimya Farm.

Foal (Colt) Show Type Gold Champion JALAL ALJASSIMYA (WH Justice x Annais), B/O: Aljassimya Farm.

Santa Ynez Futurity Gold Champion JAFAR AJF (WH Justice x Psierra), O: Kris Johnston, B: Aljassimya Farm.

Get Of Sire Gold Champion WH JUSTICE (Magnum Psyche x Vona Sher Renea), O: Equid System Ltd., B: Wendell Hansen.

Produce Of Dam Gold Champion BINT BINT SAYO (Ali Saroukh x Samura), B/O: Silver Maple Farms.

Trail A Gold Champion JAMR AJF (WH Justice x Bruma Bahamas), O: Ali Brady, B: Aljassimya Farm.

Trail B Gold Champion MON AIMEE (Eden C x WCA Mon Cheriee), B/O: Gallún Farms.

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(Amir Ashiraf x Manilah) 2014 grey colt

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t was winter in Brazil when Simone Leo saw a grey mare in the fields of Zico Stud in Braganca Paulista, Brazil. A nice young mare, not too big but with beautiful dar k eyes. He learned her name was Mata Hari HY. She was a daughter of the legendary Lumiar Amadeus. A son of Dark Victory and out of the beautiful CA Sabrina. The dam of Mata Hari was the mare Kursk HG by Exceladdinn and out of HF Joia Victor, a classical Brazilian pedigree. At that time, Simone was organizing a transport to Europe and he needed one more mare to fill up the container. Now, many years later, this mare proved to be the best of that cargo! Mata Hari arrived to Italy in foal to Lethyf el Jamaal. A beautiful grey filly was born named Letifa SL. She was later sold to Iran. Her second foal was a colt sired by Ajman Moniscione. Another grey named Alim di Mar. This foal was sold to Fontanella Arabians in Italy. The third foal of Mata Hari was again a beautiful grey filly named Aisha TM sired by SDP Taylor who now is a wonderful broodmare to Tina Martucci from Italy. In 2011 was born a gorgeous colt named Don Luciano SL. Sired by Psyrasic, this colt got more beautiful by the day. Already at one month of age he was named Silver Champion Futurity at the show in Travagliato, Italy and also won the Best Head Trophy. Later that year in Salerno, he was Gold

Champion Futurity and Best in show! His show career continued with his success elsewhere in Europe. In 2012 he was named Gold Champion at the International B-show in Vilhemsborg, Denmark, was again Gold Champion at the international show in Sint Oedenrode, The Netherlands.

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Hari hy Continued his strong position at the A-show Elran Cup in Belgium, were he was named 2nd in the class and overall top five! At the prestigious All Nations Cup in Aachen, he claimed the 3rd price! In 2013 Don Luciano participated at only one show, the International show in Wels, were he took the Bronze medal. Many saw this beautiful stallion with his ultra exotic head, his phenomenal type and presence. This year Don Luciano started breeding and his first 15 mares are checked in foal! But this was just the beginning of Mata Hari’s breeding career! The next foal was again a grey colt. This time sired by Hassan Ashiraf. He was named Don Angelo SL. Like his brother before him, also Don Angelo won the Gold medal at the futurity class. This time in Zottegem and was also named Overall reserve champion colt. He is now sold to Joarah Arabians from Belgium. In 2013, Mata Hari was leased out to Arabian Stud Europe. The studfarm of Talitha Bakker in The Netherlands were Mata Hari has her home since 2011. This time Mata Hari gave a beautiful grey filly sired by reigning world champion Fadi al Shaqab. This filly, ASE Sayuri, was also shown at the futurity classes in Zottegem, Belgium and took the Silver medal. Later in the overall championships, she was called reserve. This year, ASE Sayuri will return to the showring to step in the footsteps of her big brother. This year, Mata Hari produced again a beautiful filly. Very extreme in the face with long legs and a gorgeous expression. This filly was named Leonia SL and is sired by Psytadel. This filly will also be shown this season and the expectations are high! Mata Hari is a mare you see once in a lifetime. You won’t notice her at first as she is a quiet mare who prefers to stay out into spotlight. But once she is turned on, she transforms herself as a moving machine. Proud, showy, snorting and blowing. A true daughter of Lumiar Amadeus and a fantastic mother to her foals. For 2015, Mata Hari is in foal to Psytadel again and we expect only the best! ❑

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SIM MEON SHIRAZ (Asfour x Simeon Shuala)

SIMEON SALOME (Asfour x Simeon Safanad) Pictured at 25 years old

SIIMEON SANAA

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SIMEON SA-NUR

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FRASERA RASHIRA

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(Frasera Ramses Shah x Frasera Shahira)

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Creating a legacy... one foal at the time

Aisha

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Don Angelo SL

ASE Sayuri (by Fadi al Shaqab) owned by Arabian Stud Europe

(by Hassan Ashiraf) owned by Sarah Mets

Leonia SL

(by Psytadel) owned by Simone Leo

Don Luciano SL (by Psyrasic) owned by Simone Leo

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German National Championships Since the early days, Germany has been a competitive breeder and participant at Arabian horse shows in Europe. The German National Championships are therefore known as a show of high quality. Every year, the Friday prior to the All Nations Cup, the best of the German breed is coming to Aachen to claim the honors of being the new National Champion. Judges for this event were Mrs. Sharszdad Amir Aslani from Iran, Mrs. Marianne Tengstedt from Denmark and Mr. Jerzy Bialobok from Poland. The show started with a big class of filly foals. The first three scoring all the same total of points. In the end the judges choose My Magic (Magic Magnifique x DA Magnifica) - bred by Claudia Darius and co-owned by Razavi Farahmand as their winner and later also as their Gold foal champion, followed by the beautiful Ahlam A (EKS Alihandro x AS Bint Saskia) - bred and owned by the Arabesque Partnership. At the third place and later Bronze foal champion we would find Ashana al Amryan (Al Amryan x Farids Meshana) bred and owned by Sax Arabians. The colt class had less entries and choose AJ Nofan (AJ Mardan x AJ Noor Kwestura) as their winner and later as their Silver foal champion - bred and owned by Ajman Stud. Second in this class was Julaan al Milan (Al Milan x Justina bint Psayada) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. Third was CBA Primus (ZT Marwteyn x Porlamar el Aryes) - bred and owned by Bouche Arabians. The yearling fillies were up next. Maryse OS (Ajman Moniscione x Shak Shakira) - bred by Gestuet Osterhof and

owned by Karin Merkel convinced the judges to name her the class winner, scoring 90.33 points and the Gold champion at the finale junior filly championships. Second in this class with 89.67 points and later Bronze champion was Ajmana OS (Ajman Moniscione x AB Nastrapsy) - bred by Gestuet Osterhof and owned by Ajman Stud. The yearling colts had some nice entries. Winner of the class with 90 points and Bronze champion was Inspired Asim (Ajman Moniscione x Natalia) - bred and owned by the Schick Family. Second with 89.67 points was Farid ibn Amir (Amir ibn al Amrya x Farida bint Khidar) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. The two years old filly class was an exciting class with the two fillies scoring quite close to eachother. MS Mary Lou (WH Justice x Bajah Badiya) - bred and owned by the Malorny Family was placed first with a total of 89.33 points. Second with 89 points was Muranas Azeezah (Psytadel x Asia BM) - bred and owned by Murana Stud. Next to go were the stallions aged two and three. A small class won with 90 points by KB Zento (Makisa Adaggio x Kar Zarzarossa) - bred and owned by KB Arabian Stud. Later in the championships this colt won the Bronze medal. Second with 89.67 points was Martice (Al Justice x Miss Marenga) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. In the three years old fillies class the victory went with 89.33 points to the typy Al Justina (Al Justice x Espanna Estopa) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. In the final junior championships she got a Silver medal. Second in this class with 89 points was Bourhani Marsica (Marajj x Psynesica) - bred and owned by Bourhani Arabians. A big class full with beautiful 4-7 years old fillies went on www.tuttoarabi.com - TUTTO ARABI


next. Winner with 90.67 points and unanimous Gold champion mare was the gorgeous Esskhija bint Essteema (Khidar x Essteema) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. Second in this class with 90 points and Silver medal champion was F Siraja (WH Justice x F Samirah) - bred and owned by the Friedmann Family. Third with 89.67 points and later Bronze champion mare was Pyramid Kahileh K (Al Lahab x Bint Kahila) - bred and owned by Pyramid Stud. The show continued with a nice class of young stallions aged 4-7 years old. Winner of this class with 90.67 points and later Gold champion stallion was the fantastic moving Pallaton K (El Nabila B x Pocahontas K) - bred by Murillo Kammer and owned by Gestuet Ismer. Second in this class with 90.33 points was Al Marid (Al Milan x Bafra B) bred by Tomas Holubec and owned by Sax Arabians. Later in the championships he got the Silver medal. Third with 89.33 points and bronze medal winner was Europe ibn Khidar (Khidar x Essteema) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians. The next class was the class of the mares aged 8 years and older. The two first placed mares both scored 88.67 points, however,

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one of them had more points on type, making Psymerra (Psytadel x Medusa) - bred by Gestuet Osterhof and ownedd by the Malorny Family - the classwinner. Second was Bel Alinah (AAF Absolut x Wa Menteya) - bred by Marcel Merkel and owned by Andrea Keller. The last class of the day was the one of the senior stallions. A class won with 89.67 points by the gorgeous and fantastic moving Shakaar ibn Sanadiva (Kubinec x Om el Sanadiva) - bred and owned by Ralf Heckenbucker. Second with 89.33 points was Pyramid Aalin (Ali Valentino x Pyramid set el Nil) - bred and owned by Pyramid Stud. â?‘


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Gold Medal Champion Foals - MY MAGIC

MAGIC MAGNIFIQUE x DA MAGNIFICA - B/O: RAZAVI FARAHMAND, SORAYA C/O DARIUS (DE)

Silver Medal Sil M d l Champion Ch i Foals F l

AJ NOFAN

AJ MARDAN x AJ NOOR KWESTURA B/O: AJMAN STUD (DE)

Bronze M B Medal d l Ch Champion i F Foals l

ASHANA AL AMRYAN

AL AMRYAN x FARIDS MASHANA

B/O: SAX ARABIANS GERMANY (DE)


Bronze Medal Champion Fillies

AJMANA OS

AJMAN MONISCIONE x AB NASTRAPSY B: KARL HEINZ STÖCKLE (DE) O: AJMAN STUD (AE)

Silver M Sil Medal d l Ch Champion i Fillies Filli

AL JUSTINA

AL JUSTICE x ESPANNA ESTOPA

B/O: SAX ARABIANS GERMANY (DE)

Gold Medal Champion Fillies - MARYSE OS

AJMAN MONISCIONE x SHAK SHAKIRA - B: GESTÜT OSTERHOF (DE) - O: KARIN MERKEL (DE) TUTTO ARABI - www.tuttoarabi.com


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Gold Medal Champion Colts - BOURHANI ALDEBARAN AJMAN MONISCIONE x MF HELONA - B/O: BOURHANI ARABIANS (DE)

Silver il Medal d l Champion h i Colts l

INSPIRED ASIM AJMAN MONISCIONE x NATALIA B/O: FAMILY SCHICK (DE)

Bronze Medal Champion Colts

KB ZENTO

MAKISA ADAGGIO x KAR ZARZARROSA B/O: KB ARABIANS (DE)


Bronze Medal Champion Mares

PYRAMID KAHILEH K

AL LAHAB x BINT KAHILA

B/O: PYRAMID STUD - UWE JURGEN WAGNER (DE)

Silver Medal Sil M d l Champion Ch i Mares M

F SIRAJA

WH JUSTICE x F SAMIRAH

B/O: FRIEDMANN, INGE UND HANSJURGEN (DE)

Gold Medal Champion Mares - ESSKHIJA BINT ESSTEEMA KHIDAR x ESSTEEMA - B/O: SAX ARABIANS GERMANY (DE)

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German National Championships

Gold Medal Champion Stallions - PALLATON K EL NABILA B x POCAHONTAS K - B: MURILO KAMMER (BR) - O: ISMER STUD (DE)

Silver il Medal d l Champion h i Stallions lli

AL MARID AL MILAN x BAFRA B

B: HOLUBEC TOMAS (SK) - O: SAX ARABIANS GERMANY (DE)

Bronze Medal Champion Stallions

EUROPE AL KHIDAR

KHIDAR x ESSTEEMA

B:/O: SAX ARABIANS GERMANY (DE)


AACHEN All Nations Cup The last summer days turn into the first days of Autumn, without realizing you are humming the riddle of Helmut Lotti that keeps popping up in your head.. “ You’ll win every fight you fight Every game you play” - and then you realize.. it is that time of the year again. The time when your skin is in constant ‘goose-bump’ mode and your butterflies awake in your stomach. It is the last weekend of September, the time of the All Nations Cup, Aachen - the most prestigious show of the year. People from all edges of the world unite here at the Albert Vahle Halle in Aachen, Germany to see the best of the best inbreeding of the purebred Arabian Horse. The All Nations Cup started around the mid-seventies, long before the show commission had been founded, with an idea of the British Mrs. Annette Hedley. An idea that there should be a show for Arabian horses that extended beyond Europe. This event would be open to all nations whose stud books had been accepted by WAHO. As opposed to other international shows, this event would include an additional scoring system for the participating nations. Points would earned by class winners, seconds etc., as well as champions and reserves, and be awarded to the exhibiting country. In order to eliminate the advantage in numbers of the nation hosting the event, it was decided that in each class only the best horses from each nation would be able to score, and for the final result, only the best five results per nation would be used. This was to ensure that not the number of horses from each nation, but their quality, was the decisive factor in winning the Nations Cup. Because of the good relations between Annette Hedley and Lady Harmsworth Blunt, the latter, a true grand lady of Arabian breeding, by way of the British paper “The Daily Mail” sponsored a valuable Silver cup to be awarded as a challenge trophy. The first All Nations Cup shows were held with great success in England, Sweden, and Spain. In 1987, after due consideration, the committee approached the German society and after the successful edition in 1984, suggested that Germany might permanently organize these shows together with the Nations Cup Committee. A treaty was set up, signed by both parties, and since 1987 all Nations TUTTO ARABI - www.tuttoarabi.com

Cup shows have taken place at Aachen. In 2001, Annette and Ian Hedley and The Hon. Mrs. Mary Ann Wragg developed the idea to award a second prize in addition to the All Nations Cup/The Lady Harmsworth Blunt Memorial Trophy, in order to honor those nations who had not only exhibited, but bred the best horses at the show. Shortly after the realization of this idea and the completion of the Bronze, Ian Hedley, many years general secretary of WAHO, died. In his honor this new prize has been named “Major T.W.I. Memorial Trophy”. Over the years, the All Nations Cup is seen as the toughest competition in Arabian Horse showing in the world. Not only by their large numbers of entries but also because of the increasing quality presented. 2014 would go into the history books as the largest number of high scoring horses ever. Since last year, a new scoring system was introduced. Were in the past the judges were fixed, now all judges were chosen randomly by pushing a big button at the start of each class. Judges available for selection in the 2014 edition were Mrs. Julie Bridges from Great Britain, Mrs. Deborah Cain from the USA, Mrs. Silvia Garde-Ehlert from Germany, Mrs. Marie-Louise van Wijk from South Africa, Nashaat Hegazy from Egypt, Mr. Luiz Eduardo Moreira Caio from Brazil, Mr. Christian Moschini and Mr. Marco Pittaluga from Italy, Mr. Peter Pond from Australia and Mr. Tamas Rombauer from Hungary. The show started early on the Saturday morning. At 8am sharp, the first group of yearling fillies entered the arena. Twelve beautiful young fillies at the start of their showing careers - all proud and extremely beautiful - almost all scoring above the 90 points. Winner of this first class with 92 points was the typy Sultana AM (Maharani HDM x Dana al Mohamadia) - bred and owned by Al Mohamadiah Stud from Saudi Arabia. Later in the championships, she scored the Silver Medal. Second in this class with 91.92 points was Ceranova (Kahil al Shaqab x Carinola) - bred and owned by Janow Podlaski from Poland. Third in this very competitive class, scoring 91.75 points was AJ Sayeda (Vervaldee x Sweet Caroline LL) - bred and owned by Ajman Stud from the UAE. At the 4th position and later Top Five filly in the final championships was the black pearl Zennyatta (Victorious LD x Love Chimes LD) - bred by Van Dyke and owned by Al Baydaa and Mai Stud from Egypt.


The show continued with yet another large group of yearling fillies. An even stronger class with most of the fillies scoring above the 91 points. Winner of this class with a striking 93 points and Gold medal winner of the yearling fillies was the beautiful AJ Sawari (Marwan al Shaqab x Siberia SA) - stepping in the footsteps of her successful sister who won the Gold medal the year before - both bred and owned by Ajman Stud of the UAE. Second in this class with 92.67 points was the moving machine Al Jazeera. This fabulous filly, sired by Kahil al Shaqab and out of Alhasa brought Goosebumps to many as she danced through the arena with her exceptional movement - making the public go wild! In the championships, this filly, bred and owned by Janow

Podlaski from Poland, make it to a Top Five position. Third in this competitive class with 92.25 points was Pustyna Kahila - another daughter of Kahil al Shaqab, out of Pustyna Malwa. This filly is bred and owned by Michalow Stud from Poland and in the championships convinced the judges to give her a Bronze medal! Next to show were the yearling colts. Beautiful young boys representing the future of the Arabian breed. The first class of yearling colts counted seven competitors. Winner of this class, scoring a total of 93.25 points was Morion. Again a youngster sired by Kahil al Shaqab - who is truly making a name for himself as a sire. Morion is out of Mesalina and is bred and owned by Michalow Stud from Poland. In the final

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championships he received the Silver medal. Second in this class with 92.17 points was Lord el Shawan (FA el Shawan x Lady Serenada) - bred and owned by Jozef Pietrzak from Poland. This colt was great fun to watch as he was leading his handler through the ring instead of the other way around, resulting in a beautiful dance and a Bronze medal in the final championships. At the third position, scoring 91.67 points we would find Valentino des Alpes (Macho des Alpes x Faf Victoria) - bred and owned by Otto Berg from France. The second group of yearling colts had only five participants. The strongest being the very typy D Mshari (QR Marc x FT Shaella) - bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud from the UAE. Later in the championships, this lovely colt received the Gold medal. Second in this class with a total of 91.83 points was AJ Marzan (AJ Portofino x HED AB Maria) - bred and owned by Ajman Stud from the UAE. Later in the championships he received the Top Five honours. Third with 91.17 points and also awarded with the Top Five honours was Al Aseel (Van Gogh AM x Claudiaa) bred by the Bedeker Family and owned by Alsayed Stud from Saudi Arabia. Off it went with the two years old fillies. Beautiful young ladies showing their potential for the future. Did D Mshari won the yearling Gold champion title, the Gold championships of the junior fillies was won by his half sister D Shahla. This beautiful big moving daughter of Marajj is out of the incredible FT Shaella - who is not only the dam of both Shahla and Mshari, but also a former World Champion mare herself. With 93.08 points Shahla was second in her class but came back strong in the championship and claimed the Gold medal for her breeder and owner of Dubai Arabian Horse stud from the UAE. Classwinner with 93.25 points and later Silver medal winner was the refined Penelope KA (QR Marc x Polonia) - bred and owned by Knocke Arabians from Belgiuim. Third with 92.67 points and winning the Top Five honors in the final championships was the Golden girl Delights Diva RB (Ajman Moniscione x Honeys Delight RB) - bred in Brazil by De Moura and owned by Alsayed Stud from Saudi Arabia. Next to go was a strong class of two years old colts. Most of them already successful in the showring and on their way of becoming important breeding stallions themselves. Classwinner with 92.42 points was D Khattaf (Royal Colours x D Jowan) - bred and owned by Dubai Arabian Horse Stud from the UAE. Later in the championships he took the Bronze medal. Second in this class with 92.25 points was the ultra typy RP Burj al Arab (WH Justice x Pamira bint Psytadel) - bred by Di Grazia Arabians and owned by Agmal Arabians from South Africa. Later in the championships he fight his way back in the spotlight, earning a Silver medal! Third in this class with 91.83 points and winning the Top Five honours was Prussia MI (Abha Qatar x Parada) - bred by Ambition Investments and owned by Al Mohamadia Stud from Saudi Arabia. TUTTO ARABI - www.tuttoarabi.com

The show continued with the three years old filly class. A very interesting class with also some new faces which was quite refreshing. All fillies scored quite close to each other. Winner with 92.83 points and Top Five winner was Inspired Najla (Ajman Moniscione x Natalia) - bred by the Schick Family and owned by Ajman Stud from the UAE. Second with 92.75 points and earning a Bronze medal in the final championship was the fairytale like AJ Asyad (Marwan al Shaqab x Aja Angelica) - bred and owned by Ajman Stud from the UAE. Ending up third with the same total of points was the gorgeous newcomer Shamaliah (Stival x Al Shareefah) - bred and owned by Gestuet Emaj from Switzerland. This filly was very well handled and shown by the studs own handler and it was clearly to see how much this result meant to her and the Family. Very much deserved as it was a pleasure to watch. I hope to see more of this gorgeous filly in the future! The next class was probably one of the most spectacular and most talked about classes of the whole show - a class going into the history books as the highest scoring class ever. I must say that not everyone was pleased with the high points given. This had nothing to do with the quality of the horses and it was not about the ranking either - but seen the incredible high scores given, it left minimal space for improvement. Compared to the scores given in the past years, the scores given to all the horses in the show this year were much higher. One must agree the quality of the horses shown at the various shows in Europe and beyond has gotten more and more high and it is very hard to breed a horse these days who does really stand out from the crowd. One can say that in this class, one particular horse did stand out from the rest, scoring a historical 95.33 points. Excalibur EA (Shanghai EA x Essence of Marwan EA). Line bred on the double Ibn Estasha mare Elizja - Excalibur scored full twenties on movement - he did do a fantastic performance - almost full twenties on type and scored multiple 19.5’s on head, neck and body! In the end of the day, Excalibur was chosen to Unanimous Gold Champion of the junior colts. Quite the accomplishment for his breeder Equus Arabians and his owner Las Rosas Arabians from Uraguay. Second in this exciting class with still an incredible score of 93 points was Sultan al Zobara (Gazal al Shaqab x Inra al Shaqab) bred and owned by Al Zobara Stud from Qatar. Third with 92.25 points and Top Five winner was Psyche Keret (Khidar x Psyche Victoria) - bred and owned by Chrcynno Palace Stud from Poland. The show continued and the quality stayed high. The 4-6 years old mares were up. Winner with 92.83 points was the big moving and ultra typy Alma al Tiglio (Ajman Moniscione x Amanda al Tiglio) - bred by Tiglio Sauro Lodetti and owned by Giancarlo Buzzi from Italy. Second with 92.75 points was Diara (Eryks x Diaspora) - bred and owned by Michalow Stud from Poland. Third with the same total of points was Mystic Antasia (WH Justice x


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LL Albufera) - bred by Stoneridge Arabiand and Oakridge Arabians and owned by Atyab Stud from Kuwait. This beautiful filly also claimed the Top Five title at the final championships. Another mare that was quite the eye catcher but unfortunately didnt make it within the first three was the fantastic moving Naples Belitze (Rohara Bacara x Rohara Bask Melody) - who made the crowd all enthusiastic and excited. Bred by Naples Arabians and owned by the Thor Family from Norway, this mare scored a total of 91.58 points. Next to go was another fantastic group of mares. When visiting the All Nations Cup in Aachen, I always feel like Alice in Wonderland. The quality is truly mind blowing and the atmosphere is like nowhere else on any horse show in the world. This stunning group of 7-10 years old mares was no different. With 94.75 points, the incredible moving mare Pepita (Ekstern x Pepesza) wowed the crowd by scoring well deserved full 20’s on movement and almost full 20’s on type. Later in the championships she claimed the Silver medal. Second in this class with 93 points and Top Five winner was the ultra typy Shah Mahsima (WH Justice x Minutka) - bred by Sardar Arabians and owned by KJ Arabians from Denmark. Third with still an impressive score of 92.83 points was Psyche Victoria (Ekstern x Pallas Atena) - bred and owned by Chrcynno Palace Stud from Poland. Psyche Victoria is the dam of Third placed colt Psyches Keret in the three years old colt class the day before. The last mare class of the weekend was the exciting class of mares aged eleven years and older. Former World champion mare and an icon in Arabian Horse breeding: Kwestura (Monogramm x Kwesta) entered the arena as a true Queen. With 20’s all over the board on both type and movement and almost full 20s for head and neck, Kwestura scored a total of 94.83 points - winning not only her class but also claiming the Gold medal in the final championships. Kwestura was bred by Michalow Stud and owned by Ajman Stud from the UAE. Second in this class was another Polish beauty - Emira (Laheeb x Embra) - bred by Michalow stud and still owned by them. She scored a total of 93.50 points and was named Bronze champion mare in the final championships. Off it went with the stallions! Always reason for some even

more excitement! A nice group of 4-6 years old stallions danced around the arena. All convinced of their beauty and presence. One was already standing out from the rest when entering the ring. The big moving Equator (QR Marc x Ekliptyka) - bred and owned by Michalow stud from Poland- looked beautifully and with a fantastic score of 94.17 points he won his class and was later named Bronze champion with the senior stallions. Second in this class with 92.92 points and winning the Top Five honor was the typy Mouheb (WH Justice x Morning Breeze J) - bred by Klarenbeek Arabians and owned by Afifi Arabians from Israel. Next to go was the class of stallions aged 7-10 years. Another great group of stallions, won with an impressive score of 94.58 points by the beautiful and popular Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) - bred by the Coleal Family and owned by Alsayed Stud from Saudi Arabia. Later in the championships this ultra typy stallion won the Gold medal. Second in this class with still an immense high score of 93.58 points en Top Five winner in the final championships was Mountassar al Zobair (Khidar x Falma al Shaqab) - bred by Al Zobair stud and owned by Al Nassem stud from Bahrein. Last class of the day was the one of the senior stallions aged 11 years and older. It was a very close call as the first two stallions scored really close. The fantastic moving Rohara Baccara (Padrons Psyche x Sidia) - bred by Rohara Arabians and owned by Al Fares Arabians from Sweden turned up the heat and made the crowd go wild. With well deserved full 20s for movement he scored a total of 93.17 points ending up as the class winner and leaving a second place to former world champion Al Lahab (Laheeb x The Vision HG) - who scored a total of 93.08 points. Later in the championships, Al Lahab came back strong, earning a Silver medal with the senior stallions. Before the end of this very interesting edition of the All Nations Cup, some trophies were given. The highest points winner of the mares was won by Kwestura scoring 94.83. The highest points winner of the stallions was won by Excalibur EA with 95.33 points. Winner of both the All Nations Cup The Lady Harmsworth Blunt Memorial Trophy and the Breeders Cup Major TWI Hedley memorial trophy was Poland! ❑ www.tuttoarabi.com - TUTTO ARABI


Gold Medal Champion Yearling Fillies - AJ SAWARI MARWAN AL SHAQAB x SIBERIA SA - B/O: AJMAN STUD (AE)

Silver Medal Champion Yearling Fillies

Bronze Medal B M d l Ch Champion i Yearling Fillies

MAHARANI HDM x DANA AL MOHAMADIA

KAHIL AL SHAQAB x PUSTYNA MALWA

SULTANA AM

B/O: AL MOHAMADIA STUD (KSA)

PUSTYNA KAHILA B/O: STADNINA KONI MICHALOW (PL)


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Gold Medal Champion Yearling Colts - D MSHARY QR MARC x FT SHAELLA - B/O: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD (AE)

Silver Medal Champion Yearling Colts

Bronze Medal B M d l Ch Champion i Yearling Colts

KAHIL AL SHAQAB x MESALINA

FA EL SHAWAN x LADY SERENADA

MORION

B/O: STADNINA KONI MICHALOW (PL)

LORD EL SHAWAN B/O: PIETRZAK JOSEF (PL)


Gold Medal Champion Fillies - D SHAHLA MARAJJ x FT SHAELLA - B/O: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD (AE)

Silver Medal Champion Fillies

Bronze M B Medal d l Ch Champion i Filli Fillies

QR MARC x POLONIA

MARWAN AL SHAQAB x AJA ANGELICA

PENELOPE K.A. B/O: KNOCKE ARABIANS (BE)

AJ ASYAD

B/O: AJMAN STUD (AE)


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Gold Medal Champion Colts and Best in Show Male - EXCALIBUR EA SHANGHAI EA x ESSENCE OF MARWAN EA

B: EQUUS ARABIANS - SORROCA, ALBERT (ES) - O: LAS ROSAS ARABIANS - PRINCESS LEATITIA D’ARENBERG (UY)

Silver Medal Champion Colts

RP BURJ AL ARAB WH JUSTICE x PAMIRA BINT PSYTADEL

B: GESTÜT DI GRAZIA (DE) - O: AGMAL ARABIANS - LIEZL ELS (ZA)

Bronze M B Medal d l Ch Champion i C Colts lt

D KHATTAF

ROYAL COLOURS x D JOWAN

B/O: DUBAI ARABIAN HORSE STUD (AE)


Gold Medal Champion Mares and Best in Show Female - KWESTURA MONOGRAMM x KWESTA - B: STADNINA KONI MICHALOW (PL) - O AJMAN STUD (AE)

Silver Medal Champion Mares

Bronze Medal B M d l Ch Champion i M Mares

EKSTERN x PEPESZA

LAHEEB x EMBRA

PEPITA

B/O: STADNINA KONI JANOW PODLASKI (PL)

EMIRA

B/O: STADNINA KONI MICHALOW (PL)


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Gold Medal Champion Stallions - EDEN C ENZO x SILKEN SABLE - B: RHONDA L. AND RHODA COLEAL - O: ALSAYED STUD

Silver Medal Champion Stallions

Bronze M B Medal d l Ch Champion i St Stallions lli

LAHEEB x THE VISION HG

QR MARC x EKLIPTYKA

AL LAHAB

B: ARIELA, URI (IL) - O:FRIEDMANN, INGE UND HANSJURGEN (DE)

EQUATOR

B/O: STADNINA KONI MICHALOW (PL)


AACHEN Arabian Futurity Europe Since last year, the Arabian Futurity Europe is back at the All Nations Cup, Aachen. The AFE is an initiative for breeders of Arabian horses in Europe. The founders and members of the Arabian Futurity Europe Group are James Swaenepoel (Belgium) and Karl-Heinz Stöckle (Germany) in cooperation with Gregor Aymar (Germany) and Ward Bemong. Their goal aims to give a new impulse to Arabian horse breeding and Arabian horse events in Europe. With an excellent selection of Europe’s highest quality breeding stallions, they create the opportunity to buy one of these breedings in an open auction. The horse born out of this breeding may be automatically enlisted to compete in the Yearling Futurity Competition, which renders an interesting amount of prize money. Since the last two years, breeders can also nominate their foal in case the breeding was not bought at the auction. In this case, the prize money won will be less for that particular entry. Judges for this year’s edition of the AFE were Adel el Razek from Egypt, Cedes Bakker from Holland, David Boggs from the USA, Luca Oberti from Italy, Philippe Hosay and Ronny Vosch from Belgium. The qualifying classes were held on Friday and started with the filly foals born in 2014. There was no placing announced, only a Top Five. Within this Top Five were in catalogue order; Ero’s Vanity (Vitorio TO x Raville P) - bred and owned by Monica van Duijvenbode from The Netherlands; Carmine al Khaled (Glorius Apal x Cosmopolitan J) bred and owned by Al Khaled Farm from Saudi Arabia; the exquisite Alihandra Nur (EKS Alihandro x Aryelle el Thessa) - bred by Christina Salvatori and owned by Nur Arabians from Italy; Feuer Bellissima (Ajman Moniscione x Neva bint Volga) - bred and owned by Ivan Vieider from Italy and Alia AM (Van Gogh AM x Abha Sabiya) – bred and owned by Al Mohamadiah Stud from Saudi Arabia. The colt was a nice class and within the Top Five were chosen: Julaan al Milan (Al Milan x Justina bint Psyada) - bred and owned by Sax Arabians from Germany and his stable mate Alimandro (EKS Alihandro x Lamana); Forelocks Voltaire (Psytadel x Vekaisa F) - bred and owned by Forelocks Arabians from The Netherlands; Matador el Jamaal (Psytadel x Mahity el Jamaal) - bred and owned TUTTO ARABI - www.tuttoarabi.com

by Jean Mattens from Belgium and HG Psyglow (Psyrasic x HG Sweet Love) - bred by Peter Birch and owned by Holmgaard Arabians from Denmark. A beautiful group of yearling fillies was up next. Beautiful and confident and ready for their career in the showring and some of them already a champion. Winning the Top Five honors in catalogue order were; Mounira J (Emerald J x Magnificent Lady J) - bred by Jadem Arabians and owned by Al Muawd Stud from Saudi Arabia; MM Santana (RFI Farid x Sayonarah el Bri) - bred and owned by Mario Matt Arabians from Austria; Fahda Athbah (Fadi al Shaqab x Magnolia Apal) - bred and owned by Athbah Stud from Saudi Arabia; Athbayat JJ (Ajman Moniscione x Pocahontas K) - bred by Johanna Ullstrom and owned by Athbah Stud from Saudi Arabia and the big moving Forelocks Veronique (Psytadel x Vekaisa F) - bred by Forelocks Arabians and owned by VDV Management from Belgium. Only six yearling colts participated in the last class. Making it into the Top Five were Inspired Asim (Ajman Moniscione x Natalia) - bred by the Schick Family and owned by Inspired Stud from Germany; Shiraz de Lafon (Shanghai EA x Diacira de Lafon) - bred by Mas de Lafon and owned by Jadem Arabians from Belgium; Armani DD (Ajman Moniscione x Lady Cassandra DD) - bred and owned by DD Arabians from Belgium; Bashir al Khaled (WH Justice x Pandoraah) - bred and owned by Al Khaled Farm from Saudi Arabia and Najd AM (Abha Qatar x Dana AM) bred and owned by Al Mohamadia Stud from Saudi Arabia. On Saturday it was time for the final championships. First the foal championships were both the Top Five of the colt and the filly foals would compete against each other. Foal Gold Champion was Carmine al Khaled (Glorius Apal x Cosmopolitan J) - bred and owned by Al Khaled Farm from Saudi Arabia. Silver champion was Alia AM (Van Gogh AM x Abha Sabiya) – bred and owned by Al Mohamadiah Stud from Saudi Arabia. Bronze champion was the exciting Alihandra Nur (EKS Alihandro x Aryelle el Thessa) - bred by Christina Salvatori and owned by Nur Arabians from Italy. Still making it into the Top Five were Matador el Jamaal (Psytadel x Mahity el Jamaal) - bred and owned by Jean Mattens from Belgium and Forelocks Voltaire (Psytadel x Vekaisa F) - bred and owned by Forelocks Arabians from The Netherlands! The show continued with the yearlings! Also in this


championships, both male and female compete for the final Top Five honor. Gold Medal champion was Mounira J (Emerald J x Magnificent Lady J) - bred by Jadem Arabians and owned by Al Muawd Stud from Saudi Arabia. The Silver Champion was Athbayat JJ (Ajman Moniscione x Pocahontas K) - bred by Johanna Ullstrom and owned by Athbah Stud from Saudi Arabia. The Bronze champion came from Austria! It was the beautiful MM Santana (RFI Farid x Sayonarah el Bri) - bred and owned by Mario Matt Arabians from Austria. Not receiving a medal but still

within the Top Five were Forelocks Veronique (Psytadel x Vekaisa F) - bred by Forelocks Arabians and owned by VDV Management from Belgium and Najd AM (Abha Qatar x Dana AM) - bred and owned by Al Mohamadia Stud from Saudi Arabia. The Arabian Futurity is a great initiative and a good motivation for the breeders by putting this extra challenge to the game. The next auction to buy breedings to nominate the foals for the 2015 futurity will be held in February 2015! Don’t miss it and bid on your favorite stallion! �

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GLORIUS APAL x COSMOPOLITAN J B/O: AL KHALED FARM (KSA)

VAN GOGH AM x VAN GOGH AM B/O: AL MOHAMADIA STUD (KSA)

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CARMINE AL KHALED

ALIHANDRA NUR

EKS ALIHANDRO x ARYELLE EL THESSA B: CRISTINA SALVATORI (IT) - O: NUR ARABIANS (IT)

ALIA AM

MATADOR EL JAMAAL PSYTADEL x MAHITY EL JAMAAL B/O: /O: JJEAN N MATTENS (BE)

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PSYTADEL x VEKAISA F - B/O: FORELOCKS ARABIANS (NL)


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EMERALD J x MAGNIFICENT LADY J B: JADEM ARABIANS (BE) - O: AL MUAWD STUD (KSA)

AJMAN MONISCIONE x POCAHONTAS B: JOHANNA ULLSTROM (BE) - O: ATHBAH STUD (KSA)

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M.M. SANTANA RFI FARID x SAYONARAH EL BRI B/O: MARIO MATT ARABIANS (AT)

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Leaders Of The Times: November Calendar Feature

Haras JM & *Pscore by Kara Larson

*Pscore (Padrons Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady)

Haras JM, located in the farmland of Monte Mor, Brazil, is comprised of some 350 Arabian horses on an incredible 500 acres of rolling pasture. The occasional lake breaks up the expanse, offering a distinctive environment that suits the Arabian well. This paradise of pastures is truly one of a kind; however, the contents of the farm—the horses— easily surpass the beauty of the location. As champion after champion is bred and raised in this Brazilian dream farm, owners José Alves Filho and wife Maisa Tucci Alves, were the recipients of the Association of Brazilian Breeders of Arabian Horses (ABCCA) Best Breeder and Exhibitor award for nine consecutive years from 2004 to 2012. 194 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

The cornerstone of this internationally impactful farm is an eleven-year-old Arabian stallion named *Pscore. Alves proudly shares, “Pscore (Padrons Psyche x Bey Shahs Lady, by Bey Shah) is really an international sire—having an amazing pedigree in both his sire and dam line. He has a powerful charisma, special type, incredible movement, a great neck, and short head—a fit for many mares.” These superior attributes afforded *Pscore great success in the show ring. In 2006, Pscore was named Scottsdale Champion 3-Year-Old Colt in a class of 25, and later in the year, Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Colt.


These are realizations made through careful breeding decisions and a knowledge of *Pscore’s impressive pedigree. A horse known for his extreme Psyche look, it might be said that Pscore is reminiscent of his sire in every way except his color. “Some of Psyche’s other sons reflect the influence of their dam. Pscore, on the other hand, resembles his sire very much. He has the elegance, type, beauty and conformation. In his get, this Psyche look continues while passing along his dam’s contribution as well. Take a look at his daughter, Venittia D’Pscore JM, she has an authentic Padrons Psyche look! So, it is clear that his foals are getting the genetics of both—and that is very important, because all those horses are very important.”

However, for a stallion to have longevity in this industry, versatility must go beyond the show ring. And this is a facet in which Alves sees a brilliant future for *Pscore. In consideration of his breeding accolades, *Pscore boasts a versatility to cross well with an impressive range of bloodlines. Alves offers, “*Pscore crosses well not only with Style SRA daughters, but also the lines with which Style was most successful too, which furthers the concentration on certain characteristics and lines. The Ali Jamaal line has been remarkably successful, not just through daughters of the stallion himself, but through his sons, too. El Nabila B, Magnum Psyche, and more lately, Marwan Al Shaqab, have been very successful as well.” Through *Pscore’s encouraging outcrosses in a variety of pedigrees, Alves has had the opportunity to perfect his breeding prowess and further develop his blossoming program. He understands the pattern of bloodlines into which *Pscore fits, and through this design, Alves continues to improve the farm’s reputation. Additionally, he is confident that he has discovered useful and important options not only for JM’s own combinations and future generations, but also for the use of outside breeders as well.

Considering the impact of his dam further, Alves adds, “Bey Shahs Lady, a U.S. and Canadian National Top Ten Futurity Filly, was bred at Cedar Ridge and sold to Lucy Whittier as a yearling. By Bey Shah, she is out of Elegance Of Taask, by Taask, which gives her a cross to Bask both through her sire and her dam. It is a predominantly Polish pedigree, but with important strong references to *Raffles and the Crabbet Park program through Tsatyr, Ga’Zi and Comar Azdeyn.” From generation to generation, the characteristics of *Pscore’s progeny can be traced clearly through his pedigree. “The charisma, the expressive necks, and high tail carriage are all traits not only through Psyche’s ancestry, but also through Bey Shah Lady’s,” says Alves. And it is through this prominent past that *Pscore has carved out a future—a future that Alves believes in. “We knew *Pscore had the potential of going somewhere in the world. With his Psyche-like quality and his influential dam, *Pscore is highly desirable on establishing the line in Brazil and many other countries. And we have a very high regard for him. We can see in many of his babies that they look like top show horses.”  If success is built upon thoughtfulness, perseverance, and hard work, then José Alves Filho has laid the groundwork in Haras JM and his prized *Pscore. He offers, “Breeders who examine the pedigrees of the Haras JM broodmare band can see the tracery of thoughtful mating—the blending of bloodlines, taking into account the physical characteristics of each horse and his or her ability in the show ring. In a high percentage of the foals, the success is particularly evident, and the certainty of *Pscore and our mares’ contributions lends an extra excitement to many of the crosses.” n Volume 45, No. 6 | 195


2014

Prague Intercup by GERALD KURTZ with JEFF WALLACE

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n International B Show and Championship for purebred Arabian horses, the Prague Intercup sits in the unique location of Císařský ostrov, Prague, on Imperial Island, which is an area of about 29 hectares and is the largest island of Prague. It was organized by the Czech Arab Horse Society and lead by ECAHO President Jaroslav Lacina. The Intercup was highly anticipated this year as the island suffered a series of setbacks in 2013. In June, the whole area was heavily damaged by a catastrophic flood, and on September 6th, after a large storm, the whole Island was under water, covering the Imperial Riding Hall to the roof. The show had to

Razi Al Khalediah (*Marquis CAHR x Halah), Gold Champion Senior Stallion.

be cancelled and all of the preparation done by the organizers was lost. So, it was with great excitement that breeders and owners from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Israel, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Poland, Qatar, Russia and Sweden traveled to Prague to exhibit their horses.

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The experienced judging panel consisted of: the most respected Claudia Darius from Germany; Mr. Ferdinand Schwestermann from Switzerland; and Joanne Lowe from the UK. A guest license from ECAHO was given to Mr. Allan Preston from Australia, as inviting a judge from a different continent is widely positive and accepted by trainers and exhibitors.


Starting with the Yearling Fillies, this class showed the highest density of quality from within the whole event. From the 10 fillies shown, five were by World Champion Kahil al Shaqab, with the first four places going to daughters of the stallion and fifth place to a Marwan al Shaqab daughter out of the great Pilar (Fawor x Pipi). Champion Filly went to Axara, out of Anilla (Pesal x Andaluzja), for breeder and owner Janów Podlaski Stud. A grey, refined filly with correct conformation and superb limbs, she won by a narrow margin of 0.09 of a point to her sister, second place filly Shilla, out of Szanta (Ekstern x Slonka), bred and owned by Falborek Arabians. The Two-Year-Old Filly class exhibited high quality as well. With careful judging, the Al Khalediah bred and owned filly Meshael al Khalediah, by El Palacio and out of Ghala al Khalediah (F Shammal x Robin K), was awarded champion and a well deserved 20 mark for Head. Second place went to the successfully shown young filly TM Pianistka, by TM Aikor and out of Passionata (Psynergy x Sibiria). Her pedigree, mostly of Russian bloodlines, made for a refined female type. Compared to the winner with a world-known parentage, TM Pianistka is surely a great breeding achievement. Three-Year-Old Fillies was won with solid points throughout all the judging criteria by the beautiful, balanced, light grey filly, Marilyn Monro Tersk, by the Amerian-bred stallion HK Marcello (by Marwan al Shaqab) and out of Monsterra, by Piligrim. Bred and owned by Tersk Stud— known for holding the best group of Arabian racing horses in Russia—there is now more focus on the showing aspect under new ownership. Second place went to the bay filly Marna, bred and owned by Sax Arabians from Germany.

Peon (Kahil Al Shaqab x Penta), Gold Champion Junior Colt.

The feminine and charismatic Bernadette, bred and owned by Janów Podlaski, and sired by Ganges, trotted her way into the hearts of the public and into the champion spot for Mares 4 to 6 Years of Age. Out of the exotic Gazal Al Shaqab daughter, Belgica, she woke up the crowed and won by a large margin. Second place went to Epasjonata, by Psytadel, another beautiful mare exhibited from Poland and owned by Mr. Parczewski of Best Arabians. She was just ahead of Esskhija Bint Esteema, by Khidar, bred and owned by Sax Arabians of Germany. Mares from 7 to 10 Years Old was completely in the hands of the Poland-bred mares. Janów Podlaski-bred mares Sefora, by Ekstern, followed by Pasterna, also a daughter of Ekstern and Pasya (Warchlarz x Passa) and owned by Suweco Stud from the Czech Republic, took champion and reserve respectively and were well deserved in a strong class. Third place was another Ekstern daughter by the name of Malaga, bred by Jamar Arabians in Belgium. Fourth

Yearling Colts rounded out the day. Having very masculine type for his young age and moving extremely well, Peon, by Kahil al Shaqab and out of Penta (Ecaho x Pepina), took home top honors for breeder and owner Janów Podlaski Stud. Second place went to the handsome HF Santiago de Magnifique, by Magic Magnifique and out of Gazalas Serina (Gazal al Shaqab x Bint Sacarina) for owner Heartfall Arabians of Sweden. 2-Year-Old Colts opened the show on Sunday morning. Martice, by Al Justice and out of Miss Marenga (Psytadel x Marenga), bred and owned by Sax Arabians, won one more time this year in front of Isrealy, by Eurogrant OZ (Ajman Moniscione), who was very successfully shown this year in Poland and is based at Bialka Stud of Poland. Athenaa (Ashhal Al Rayyan x ASS-Windi), Gold Champion Senior Mare. Volume 45, No. 6 | 197


place went to Bint Bessolea, full sister to World Champion Banderos, who was bred by Taylor Ranch, USA and is owned by Al Khaleidah Stables from Saudi Arabia. 11 Years and Older Mares was won by the classic Arabian mare Athenaa, by Ashhal Al Rayyan and out of ASS-Windi from Al Khalediah Stables. Without a doubt, at 12 years of age, she showed no signs of ageing and is as beautiful as she was when she won many major titles in Europe and the Middle East. Second to her was the well-known Psayada Bint Psyche, by Padrons Psyche and out of Zaneta. Bred in the UK, she is now owned by Sax Arabians. Next were the Stallions 4 to 6 Years Old. It was clear to the public and judges on the walk of all stallions together in the ring that the winner had to be Razi Al Khalediah. He is a son of *Marquis CAHR (by Marwan al Shaqab), who undefeated in 2014, has proven his legacy with beautiful offspring. Razi Al Khalediah is exotic with short a body, long legs, and tons of attitude and movement. In second place was Al Marid, bred by Czech breeder Holubec and owned by Sax Arabians of Germany. Only four competed in 7 Years and Older Stallions, and did they not disappoint. 2013 All Nations Cup Reserve Champion Palatino, son of Pesal and Palmeta took the Gold for Janów Podlaski Stud, followed by German National Champion Al Milan, by Al Lahab (Laheeb x HG The Vision), from Sax Arabians. The championships started right after lunch. With excellent catering throughout the show and Mr. Jaroslav Lacina hosting, it was an enjoyable time for all spectators, exhibitors and sponsors.

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Unanimous Gold Champion Filly was Axara, by Kahil al Shaqab from Janów Podlaski Stud, Poland. With 2 votes each from the 4 judges panel, Silver Champion was awarded to Al Khalediah Stud’s Meshael Al Khalediah, by El Palacio, who garnered higher points in the class, while Shila, by Kahil Al Shaqab and owned by Falborek from Poland, got the Bronze. The Junior Colts Championship had numerous favorites, and when it was all said and done, Peon, by Kahil al Shaqab from Janów Podlaski Stud got the most votes and wound up with the Gold. Silver Champion was the exotic faced HF Santiago de Magnifique, from Heartfell Arabians, Sweden, and the Bronze Medal went to the wellbalanced Martice, owned by Sax Arabians. It was across the board agreement for Senior Champion Mares. By unanimous decision, Gold Champion went to Athenaa for Al Khalediah Stables, Saudi Arabia. Silver was also unanimous for Bernadette of Janów Podlaski Stud, Poland. The Bronze Champion title was between Sefora and Epasjonata, and in the end Sefora convinced the judges she was the one, and crowned a double success for Janów Podlaski Stud. The Stallion Championship was equally universal. Unanimous Gold went to Razi al Khalediah of Al Khalediah Stables and Silver, again by unanimous decision, was awarded to Palatino, by Pesal for Janów Podlaski Stud. The Bronze title was to be chosen between Al Milan and his son Al Marid, both from Sax Arabians. The youngster took it this time with 3 votes from 4 judges and Sax Arabians took home yet another bronze medal.


Porsche European Cup Held after the Intercup B Championship and open only to horses bred and owned by European citizens, or stud farms belonging to European citizens, or the European government. Gold, Silver and Bronze champions were selected with standard ECAHO rules. Horses were qualified for the Porsche European Cup from Intercup B Show class results. Junior Fillies Championship – Gold: AXARA, owned by Janów Podlaski; Silver: SHILLA, owned by Falborek Arabians; Bronze: MARYLIN MONRO TERSK, owned by Tersk Stud. Junior Colts Championship – Gold: PEON, owned by Janów Podlaski; Silver: HF SANTIAGO DE MAGNIFIQUE, owned by Heartfall Arabians; Bronze: MARTICE, owned by SAX Arabians. Senior Mares Championship – Gold: BERNADETTA, owned by Janów Podlaski Stud; Silver: SEFORA, owned

by Janów Podlaski Stud; Bronze: EPASJONATA, owned by Best Arabians, Wojciech Parczewski. Senior Stallions Championship – Gold: PALATINO, owned by Janów Podlaski Stud; Silver: AL MARID/SAX Arabians; Bronze: AL MILAN/SAX Arabians. Highest Score of the Show: RAZI AL KHALEDIAH – Al Khalediah Stables, KSA Best Mover: BERNADETTA – Janów Podlaski Stud, PL Best Mare: BERNADETTA – Janów Podlaski Stud, PL The show was immaculately organized and managed by Jaroslav Lacina, the President of the Czech Arab Horse Society and ECAHO. The presence of the acting mayor of Prague and the Minister of Finance of the Czech Republic, shows how important these events are for the region.

2014 Czech Nationals Results Czech Nationals were held on Saturday morning before the Prague Intercup. Senior Male Gold Champion: JAHLEEL EL SOLEIL, owned by BEBO Stud, Miloslava Khamisová; Silver: SINAN R, owned by Emil Štefek; Bronze: DŽEZAIR, owned by Elena Mikulová. Senior Female Gold Champion: WIWINA, owned by Ing. Daniela Čílová; Silver: USAJNA EL HADIN, owned by Valsoraj Arabians; Bronze: NAUTICA, owned by Veronika Fazekašová. Junior Male Gold Champion: OM EL BERNARD, owned by BEBO Stud, Miloslava Khamisová. Junior Female Gold Champion: ARIYANAH, owned by František Čížek; Silver: KA BELIT ROBERTA, owned by Pavel Kaňka; Bronze: EMPATIA, owned by Kateřina Králová. Fillies 1 to 3 Years Old– Champion: ARIYANAH, owned by František Čížek; Reserve: KA BELIT ROBERTA, owned by Pavel Kaňka; 3rd: EMPATIA, owned by Kateřina Králová.

Colts 1 to 3 Years Old– Champion: OM EL BERNARD, owned by BEBO Stud, Miloslava Khamisová. Mares 4 to 9 Years Old– Champion: WIWINA, owned by Ing. Daniela Čílová; Reserve: NAUTICA, owned by Veronika Fazekašová; 3rd: VALSORAJ USHARA, owned by Valsoraj Arabians; 4th: NAJIIBS NAOMI, owned by Dr. Pavel Kaňka; 5th: CHILENKA, owned by Hana Círova. Mares 10 Years and Older– Champion: USAJNA EL HADIN, owned by Valsoraj Arabians; Reserve: MONA B, owned by Mediwell S.R.O.; 3rd: HEVELIA, owned by Karel Chrysta; 4th: CLASSIC ALIFA, owned by Marina Novotná. Stallions 4 to 6 Years Old– Champion: JAHLEEL EL SOLEIL, owned by BEBO Stud, Miloslava Khamisová; Reserve: SANTANA, owned by Regutec S.R.O. Stallions 7 Years and Older – Champion: DŽEZAIR, owned by Elena Mikulová; Reserve: SINAN R, owned by Emil Štefek; 3rd: LOMBARDO S, owned by Kateřina Králová. n

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Emmy And Gunner:

A Tale Of Grassroots Dedication by KARA LARSON

“I think that horses have a way of making people appreciative. They teach patience and dedication.  Unlike learning a skill or sport with a piece of equipment, a horse is something that is more dynamic and personal. It takes many years to  establish this kind of bond. Not everybody understands  how special something like this is  until they are a part of it.” —Emmy Farago

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hese are big, insightful words coming from a 15-yearold. Harboring a unique understanding of the journey of riding and showing horses, Emmy’s own journey began 10 years ago on a horse named Stretch at LeFever Training Centre. From there, hers is a story built on a real appreciation of and dedication to the Arabian horse. At present, a typical day for Emmy starts with school, then cross country or track practice after; and is finally topped with Emmy’s favorite time—going to the horse barn. She shares, “I enjoy the freedom I have around horses and I love having them in my life. I have spent many hours riding and taking care of  horses, which has allowed me to continue to be involved with them.” For Emmy’s dad, Trent, his outside perspective has allowed for him to observe his daughter’s growth and progression through 200 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

her life with horses. In his eyes, every moment and dollar has been well spent. “How Emmy has developed as a person makes it all worth it. She has maintained a good sportsmanlike conduct and has learned that hard work is rewarded by being able to ride and learn to care for horses.  Above all, it has given her enjoyment, responsibility, and education.” Some of the most significant growth was inspired by a horse that came into Emmy’s life five years ago—an 8-year-old horse named Psyches Top Gun, “Gunner.” Trent shares, “Emmy’s early rides on Gunner remain some of my favorite memories. When she got him, he was a bit wild and her experience level was moderate. It was a great fit for both, but it took a lot of time for them to work well together. In the end, both of them have come a long way. They seem to just get better as time goes on.”


Through time, the duo grew to understand one another and eventually, a special and harmonious bond was formed. “I love spending time with my horse. Gunner is such a character and is constantly making me laugh.” Emmy adds, “It is always great riding him, because no matter if it is a good or bad day, he seems to always come through. He has such a big heart and we have both learned so much from each other in the past years I’ve owned him. I guess you could say I feel at home when I’m with Gunner.” As experience, friendship, and happiness amounted, it must be noted that Gunner added one more piece to Emmy’s puzzle as a youth rider. It was with this sprightly gelding that the pinnacle of Emmy’s show career so far, occurred at the 2014 Canadian Nationals. Emmy rode Gunner in Arabian Western Pleasure JTR 14-18, Arabian Western Pleasure JOTR 14-18, and Western Horsemanship JTR 18 & Under. In these classes, Emmy and Gunner brought home incredibly, two championships and one reserve championship. After spending the winter working hard and going to many shows over the summer, Emmy revels in a great deal of pride from her journey with Gunner. “My wins were special to me because they showed the time and dedication I have toward my horse. From the first ride I had on him all the way to those classes at Canada, it was hours and hours of training, learning, and bonding. All the time and stress put into it made it that much better.” Time, dedication, and love are the driving forces of this family, and this year in Canada, these certainly proved to pay off. However, every horse family knows that the sacrifice of time and effort goes beyond the horse and rider. For an inside look at what it means to be a show dad, Trent offers his perspective. “The major sacrifice is time. You can sometimes make up for a lack of funds—drive used cars, a gravel driveway, and after 10 years, we have yet to put a deck on the house; but I have the rest of my life to finish the deck. Right now, I want to my enjoy time with the kids.  There are many weekdays and weekends throughout the year spent with horse activities, and luckily, there are also many who have helped us along the way. However, we haven’t considered it a sacrifice.” And Emmy has done her share along the way as well. Trent continues, “This summer, Emmy worked a lot to pay for a large portion of her show costs. She was given the option to spend it on clothes, etc. or to spend it on showing and she chose to spend most of it on showing. She didn’t have to pay for everything, but she definitely had some skin in the game.” This story is one that serves as a reminder of the range of Arabian horse enthusiasts. The way Arabian horse lovers go about owning and showing these wonderful animals differs from person to person. For some, it’s simple and superfluous, and for others, it’s hard work, but essential for happiness. Bottom line, there is no right way to love and share the horse. With compassion for all involved and, of course, for the horse at the center of it all, every horse lover can find common ground. In Emmy’s words, “Arabian horses are so likeable and easy to bond with. I love how  their imagination and beauty and personality make them so exciting to be around. You can’t help but fall in love with them.” n Volume 45, No. 6 | 201


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2014

National Show Horse Finals

by KARA LARSON

For 32 years, National Show Horse Finals has done what it set out to do; to preserve the integrity of the Half-Arabian horse. Through avid promotion, a sincere interest in the growing demand, participation, and recognition of the Half-Arabian, the show aims to ensure the longevity of this excellent breed.

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Vice President of the Ohio Half-Arabian Horse Association, and NSH Finals Show Manager Cindy Clinton, believes in these goals. For her, this year’s Finals was another step in the right direction. “Numbers were up, the morale was wonderful, and the horses were quality as usual. I was very happy with the Equitation and WalkTrot classes, and have noticed these classes growing this year at other shows also.” Within the prominent equitation classes, Cindy discusses the excellent scholarship opportunities the show offers. “We were very fortunate to have an additional $2,500 equitation scholarship, the SF Aftershoc Scholarship, generously donated by L.A. Flynn. With the previous $2,500 from Midwest National Show Horse, we had $5,000 in scholarships for the NSH Saddle Seat Grand Championship class.”

Vice Chairman of the show, Duane Esser and EVA Maleficent (Charmed and Bewitched x Saluki NA, by El Ghazi), NSH Stallion Row Jackpot All Amateur Weanling Auction and Extravaganza Champion.

One of the deserving recipients of a big prize and a sizable scholarship was Raven Gropp. Riding SA Rapid Fire to a championship in this class, first time NSH exhibitor Raven was thrilled with the outcome. She shares, “Trotting into the show ring with SA Rapid Fire and competing with the top equitation riders in the country that night was an unbelievable experience. I was a little concerned about the pattern which  included a 4 loop serpentine that seemed to be designed for a quiet 15 hand horse to work, not a 17  hand bundle of energy! But we wore the roses home that night. What an honor and an incredible way  to end the 2014 show season!” From quality competition, a special Hall of Fame presentation for Howie Schatzberg, to a Stallion Row

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Jackpot Auction, NSH Finals has a mission to involve everyone at the show. Longtime exhibitor and proponent of the show, Duane Esser, echoes this ambition. “This show is designed to accommodate everyone that wants to show their horse and have fun while doing so. The variety of classes that are offered and the scheduling is outstanding—from the National Show Horse Championships to the Arabian horse classes, as well as the opportunity to claim TBA classes as needed. The show also offers a large youth and Equitation division as well as Academy classes for all. It is the perfect venue to use as a warm-up for the U.S. Nationals.” In its distinct accommodations, NSH Finals prides itself in being exhibitor friendly. Standing as one of the best facilities in the country, the Springfield, Illinois State Fairgrounds has good footing in all rings, a top notch show ring and great stalls. In addition to excellent food, camping and hotels, the allure of NSH Finals is also found in its fun activities while at the show. It boasts parties, music, and friends, with the added bonus of big prize money, scholarships, and a wonderful photographer in Howie Schatzberg.

With a comprehensive history and an ability to continue to preserve the integrity of the Half-Arabian, National Show Horse Finals is a show that invites all to attend next year. Clinton sums it up simply. “Come to the Finals to experience a different type of horse show. It is fun, relaxed, exciting, and we never run out of food!” For Esser, the reason why he continues to show and support this show exists in the most basic components of the event. “For me, it is the venue and what it has to offer to the show horse, horseman, owner, and exhibitor. The facility, without a doubt, is my favorite in the country. In addition to creating a close and enjoyable community for all who are involved, I am confident as a trainer and exhibitor that the stabling is the best, as well as the footing; I never worry about my horses performing and it is consistent in all arenas on the grounds—it is a luxury rare to find.” n

Because of its top-notch appeal, National Show Horse Finals has quite the history. Clinton shares, “This show has been around 32 years and has a lot of tradition. NSH Finals is the first to bring DJ’s to the horse show and offer the first big prize money.” Esser, who has attended Finals since its inception, can certainly vouch for the show’s growth and evolution. “The show has changed in many ways over the years as has the show horse industry. The one ingredient that has always held strong to this show is its electric excitement. The beautiful setting of the State Fairgrounds coliseum is a wonderful place to showcase the finest show horses in the country. The traditional NSH flags decorate the exterior as well as the inside of this historic building. To name a favorite class is almost impossible because most classes contain exceptional examples of each discipline or division offered. That is another reason why this show is so exceptional for spectators.”

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Al-Marah Arabian Horses AM Power Raid+++/ 1995 (AM Double Dream x HH Maid Marian by AM Count Pine+)

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Al-Marah Arabians Cordially Invites You To Join The Broodmares and Breeding Stallions As They Arrive At Their New Home In Clermont, Florida Festivities Begin at 11 AM Sunday, December 14, 2014 Free Food and Refeshments All Day

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Clinic & Exhibition featuring the Al-Marah Show String which has won 40+ National Championships in the last 2 years. Riding Demos featuring Al-Marah Trainers and Riders.

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Arrival and Setting Free of the Broodmares from Tucson For more information, call Eileen Daily Al-Marah Arabian Horses, 11105 Autumn Lane, Clermont, FL 352-536-1502 40 Minutes from Orlando International Airport Motels and all other services nearby

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Bremervale Andronicus++++// 2002 (Desparado x Bremervale Rhapsody by Bremervale Excalibur) Imported from Bremervale Arabian Stud, Fernvale, Queensland, Australia

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Al-Marah Arabian Horses Our standards for an Al-Marah Arabian are these: First they must be athletes with endurance, agility and the heart of a warrior. Second they must be beautiful with great Arabian type. Third they must have wonderful dispositions – safe, affectionate and willing. There’s an AHA award that includes these characteristics. It is indicated by the symbols ++++//. It’s called the Legion of Masters and Excellence. This is the rarest and most prestigious award an Arabian can win. Though we have bred less than 1% of all Arabian Horses in America, 15 of the 80 horses who have won this award - one in six – were bred by Al-Marah! The next closest breeders - there are four - have produced 2. And our statistics don’t end there. Last year alone, we were the: #1 Breeder of Arabian Horses winning at the Nationals. #1 Owner of Arabian Horses winning at the Nationals. Own the #1 Sire of Arabian Horse Champions – Bermervale Andronicus++++// Own the AHA Arabian Horse of the Year – Al-Marah Swift++++// Won 17 National Championships – 8 Reserve National Championships & 47 Top Tens Whether you want to compete, or you just want to enjoy your horse at home and on the trail, We Have the Horse of Your Dreams! They are bred to be your friend & companion - and to do anything your heart desires. We offer a complete facility including boarding, training, & showing; daily riding lessons & intensive week long clinics; trained horses and breeding stock for sale; and 8 fabulous stallions standing at stud. Please come visit our horses at our new farm in Clermont, Florida.

11105 Autumn Lane Clermont, Fl. 34711 (407) 301-0800 Mark Miller - Owner

Jerry Hamilton - Manager Kassie Barteau - Head Trainer Eileen Daley - Business Manager www.Al-Marah.com

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Things You Don’t Know About Me … T YLER I RVINE

 1. The f irst horse I ever rode or handled was … when I was six years old, my 2.

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mom started a small lesson program at a little barn behind the school where she taught. We owned one lesson horse—a pony named April. She was halfHackney and half-Shetland. My happiest moment with a horse was … at the 2013 U.S. Nationals with a purebred Arabian gelding named Zsacharias. One of my Select riders was showing him, and she got a top ten. He was third overall. That was the first big success I’d had on a horse that I had started and finished. The f irst ribbon I ever won was … when I was about 10 years old and won first place in a local show in Nashville, TN, on an Appaloosa named Cocoa in hunter pleasure. My f irst influence in the horse industry was … Jack Thomas. When I was growing up, I showed in the Region 12 area and Jack was at most of the shows and winning most of the classes. He was always someone I watched and studied, and then later he gave me my first “real” job in the Arabian horse industry. The f irst breed of horse involved with was … Arabians. I started riding in an Arabian lesson program when I was nine years old. The age I got involved with horses was … six. The f irst thing I do when I get to the barn is … walk through and observe the demeanor of each horse to make sure everybody looks and feels good. The last thing I do when I leave the barn is … the same thing I do when I get to the barn—make sure everyone is safe and sound and has everything they need.

9. The greatest horse I’ve ever ridden is … when I worked for Kiesner Training, I got to ride Afires Heir once. He didn’t know much at the time, but he was still pretty great!

10. The most gratifying part of my job is … when one of my horse-rider teams reaches that golden point when they click. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

They’ve been trained well enough and they’ve become familiar enough with one another for things to start coming together naturally—even without me giving much instruction. They reach a true partnership. My favorite restaurant is … a local Italian restaurant in Knoxville called Altruda’s. My favorite non-horse hobby is … playing the piano. My favorite genre of movie is … Comedy.

When someone asks me, why Arabians, I say … Arabians are very intelligent, while at the same time, all very unique. To train each one of them is a separate journey, and I enjoy the process of discovery. My favorite division to show in is … Saddle Seat. In my free time, I like to … what is “free time?”

Horses have taught me … that nothing is really finished until you follow through to the very last step. My top vacation spot is … Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks in Orlando, FL. Few foods make me happier than … a bottle of Coke with peanuts dropped in it. Without horses, I would be… a musician.

The piece of tack or equipment that I can’t live without is… a surcingle. My childhood dream job was… I’ve always wanted to train horses. My favorite breeding bloodline is… Afire Bey V.

My biggest pet peeve is… people who won’t let their horses do what they are best suited to do. It is unfortunate when horses are put into a discipline because of what someone wants rather than what it would be the best at and happiest doing.

25. The most influential person in my life is … my fiancée, Kari Hester.

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Young Riders

Chosen To Represent The Arabian Breed by KARA LARSON When Select Show Horses instructor Kellie Wendling received the phone call that three of her students had made the USEF World Cup Young Riders Team, she was ecstatic. “That was one of the most exciting and rewarding moments of my career. I know that for each of them, being on this team has been a long-term goal.” Kellie adds, “To compete at this level is an incredible opportunity, and for them to be able to do it together is truly a once-in-alifetime experience.” Created by The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), the Young Riders Teams were formed with the purpose to develop riders for future Saddle Seat World Cup competitions. The USEF website states, “During years that the Saddle Seat World Cup competition is not held, members of the Young Riders Teams will be eligible to represent the United States in other international competitions. Each team will be made up of six riders in both the threeand five-gaited sections.”

with equitation! In my opinion, World Cup is the ultimate competition—it evaluates the riders’ skills and abilities on a very even playing field. It was really my love and passion for this sport that inspired me to try out for the team.” As for the application process, Matt, Katelynn, Faith Robbins, and the rest of the applicants were required to submit a video of themselves riding and a personal essay to the selection committee. On this process, Matt adds, “The waiting period between when the video is submitted and when the team is announced seemed to take a lifetime! In reality, the time between was no more than a month in a half, but to me seemed like an eternity. However, I realized every second was worth it when I received my acceptance letter.”

Faith also comments on this process, sharing, “The process of applying for the Young Riders Team was so nerve-racking. When I found out that I was a member of the 2015 Katelynn Cox, Matt Huke, Faith Robbins. Saddle Seat Young Riders Team, I felt true joy and pride One of the selected riders, in my hard work.” She adds, “So far, the highlight of the Matt Huke, agrees that this achievement is definitely a experience was finding out that not only I, but my two best long-term accomplishment. Inspired to try out for the team friends, had also made the team. Katelynn and Matt mean because of the support of his trainers, Kellie and Dalton the world to me and knowing that I will get to share this Budd, Matt shares, “Being on a worldwide competition team experience with them is amazing!” has always been a lifelong goal of mine—and knowing that I will be competing in South Africa a year from now is an So, what set these riders apart from other applicants? incredible feeling!” Kellie has a pretty good idea. She shares, “Matt, Faith and Katelynn are three incredibly special kids. They are Another finalist, Katelynn Cox, shares, “After competing in hardworking, motivated and talented young horsemen, but Arabian equitation for four years, I wanted to take my riding more importantly, they are kind and passionate individuals.” to the next level, and honestly, I didn’t want to be done

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Kellie adds, “I am honored to coach these kids and feel very fortunate to have watched them mature into such wonderful young horsemen. I know that they will be excellent representatives of the USA and will make the Arabian breed proud.” The appreciation is mutual. These three students harbor a great deal of gratitude for their deserving trainers. Faith says, “I am so blessed with truly amazing trainers. Kellie and Dalton always push me to reach my fullest potential and give me guidance and encouragement to strive for the next level. Honestly, I would not be the rider I am today without Kellie. She never stops encouraging me to be the best I can be. She has coached me through the bad rides and has been by my side for the amazing ones. I am so grateful for the relationship we have.”

Matt is the epitome of calm, cool and collected—he manages every situation with maturity beyond his years and he is a consummate sportsman.

In the end, the Young Riders Team is about so much more than the accolades associated with the opportunity. This experience affords these young equestrians with incredible growth. It is within this process that Kellie believes the real prize resides. “Being on the World Cup team is the ultimate in equitation competition. Riders are challenged to compete on unfamiliar, often tricky horses. This requires competitors to think on their feet, utilize every skill set they have been taught, and to ride with confidence and maturity. In order to fulfill this expectation, the riders will have to spend a great deal of time practicing and preparing for the competition.” For her own riders, Kellie adds, “In addition to consistent daily training at home, Matt, Faith, and Katelynn have made plans to travel to several different farms to increase their exposure to different breeds and help them to be prepared for any type of horse they might draw. The entire experience allows these three kids an incredible opportunity to better themselves as horsemen, not only through the competition, but through the training process itself.” Amazed by her own progression and capability gained through trying out, making, and striving to improve the Young Riders Team, Katelynn shares her take on the journey. “This whole experience has taught me that you should always follow your dreams no matter how far off they might seem. My horse career started in a small 4-H club in Northern Michigan—class A level showing seemed huge to me, and something like the World Cup was an unimaginable dream. But hard work and determination have allowed that dream to become a reality.” n

Faith is determined to her core. She lives and breathes the sport of

equitation and pushes herself with incredible self-motivation, yet she greets her successes with a level of humbleness and grace that amazes me.

Katelynn is a leader and a creator. She defines “where there is a will, there is a way.” She brings out the best in those around her through her positive outlook and magnetic personality.

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Guest Editorial

My good friend and colleague, Stu Vesty, wrote an article in Arabian Horse Times regarding altering conformation in horse photography. This hot button struck a nerve with readers because there since has been a lot of comment about the article, positive and negative. AHT has asked me if I would add to the discussion using my experience as a photographer and videographer spanning four decades in the Arabian horse industry. Before starting, however, I do want to say I don’t think that everyone in the industry is doing it. But it is happening on an increasingly frequent basis and is an issue that is of concern to me.

Like Stu, I too believe that altering the conformation of any horse in a photograph is misleading, especially when the image will be used to either sell a horse or promote a horse as a breeding stallion. I have heard people compare equine photography to fashion photography, the argument being that fashion images are frequently altered to minimize flaws and present an image of near perfection. However, the intention behind the use of these photos is entirely different. In fashion, a product or lifestyle is being sold. In equine photography, bloodlines are being promoted and/or sold. It becomes critical to show accuracy in a picture of a horse, flaws and all, so that potential breeders can accurately evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of a horse that they will potentially own or reproduce from. The photograph is trusted to represent the horse as if the buyer/breeder were there in person viewing the horse. But just what constitutes “retouching�? Retouching is when a photo is digitally altered from its original state. This could be as minor as a color enhancement, or as drastic as stretching or thinning necks, leveling croups, extending legs, enlarging eyes, and creating or exaggerating dished faces. Digital technology has made it incredibly easy to apply these changes and it becomes almost impossible to see when something like that has been done.

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Additional Thoughts On Photo Retouching Of Horse Photographs by SCOTT K. TREES


Altering conformation comes into play when a horse’s actual physiology is altered. As much as people may want to improve their horse’s flaws, just like we’d like to change the things about ourselves in photographs, it raises ethical issues along with breed standard questions. Assuming that the retoucher is familiar with the Arabian breed, then they will know what the “perfect” specimen should look like. Give your image to someone that believes they understand what a horse should look like and you’ve opened up an entirely different set of problems. After all, most images are used to either sell or promote a horse. Retouching definitely has an appropriate place in horse photography. I will fix an ear forward or open an eye that closed for a split second. In this case, I will take the open eye from an image within the same shoot and use it, but I won’t enlarge or change the look of the eye. I use the same approach for ears. Technically, I have changed the image by using an eye or an ear from another shot, but I have never changed the look of a horse using these techniques. It needs to be understood that there is a fine line between retouching minor things while keeping the integrity of the original image, versus completely reworking the original shot to create an entirely new photograph. When I began photographing horses, my only tools were my camera, film and a dark room. My photography had to be precise, and instead of retouching, I had to show off my subject using lighting and knowing how to use angles and perspective to my advantage. A lot has changed since my early days, and the emergence of digital technology has changed the scope and span of what can be done to improve an image. My job as an equine photographer is to accentuate the good and minimize the bad, which is easier on some horses than others! I learned that angles and lens perspective combined with lighting are the most impactful elements on how an image captures the conformation of a horse. I am sure my longtime colleagues Jerry Sparagowski, Johnny Johnston, and Polly Knoll, would agree they all had to learn and understand those principals in order to get a good conformation shot of a horse! I teach a lot of photography workshops and one of the more common problems I see with people that photograph (or want to photograph) horses is that they really don’t understand how perspective and angle can impact conformation. It is subtle but significant. A slight change in the height of the camera can make a big difference on the length of a head. Instead, I am seeing a lot of photographers rely on software programs like Photoshop® to fix and or alter the conformation. In the industry today, there are many talented photographers creating some beautiful images, but there are also a lot that are changing conformation of their subjects, and I am against it. I respect the skill it takes to master digital retouching, but have greater respect for those that hone their craft and really know how to capture the best angle of the horse when the shot was taken. The digital age is here to stay, and I understand that times and attitudes change. However, in my opinion, when you have images of horses representing themselves as bloodstock or sale horses, and they are altered photographs, that creates misleading advertising. With all the challenges that our breed is currently facing, creating the perception that they aren’t quite good enough as they are, is a stigma that does not need to be added. n

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20th Annual Beautiful Baby Contest

Nothing is more precious than a new year’s crop of foals and 2014 did not disappoint. Following is just a glimpse of the future for the Arabian horse.

Who is your favorite? The winner will be featured in a one-page story in the December issue of Arabian Horse Times. Judging will be done by an expert, independent panel.

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Jazzaah Aljassimya

Jezzabelle B A R

(WH Justice x Toscana PGA, by Khadraj NA) • Colt Nominations: Scottsdale Signature & Breeders World Cup Legacy Futurity

(Eden C x Blue Spruce Sarandipity, by WS Wiszard) Filly ~ For Sale Nominations: Scottsdale Signature and Breeders World Cup Legacy Futurity

Owner/Breeder: Al Jassimya Farm, Qatar @ 100 OAKS RANCH, LLC 5125 Happy Canyon Rd., Santa Ynez, CA 93460 (512) 947-3167 info@aljassimyafarms.com

Owners: Nick & Dixie Barnes BARNES ARABIAN RANCH P.O. Box 23284, Glade Park, CO 81523 (970) 712-3701 BarnesArabianRanch@gmail.com

Amira MM

GS Jordan

(Tamer Al Khalideyah x Sultaanas Anastasia, by Botswana) Filly ~ For Sale Nominations: Pyramid Society Futurity and Egyptian Breeders Challenge

(A Jakarta x Aryel, by Hadaya Eindafa) • Colt ~ For Sale Nominations: AWBC Vegas, Scottsdale Signature and AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

Owners: Bill & Irma James MOUNTAIN MEADOWS FARM 105 S Tibbs Rd., Dalton, GA 307020 (706) 278-8020 wbjames@windstream.net

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Sixx Gunn

Pozorro (pending)

(Amalfi NL+ x Halan Cairo+/, by Bengal Bay) • Colt Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

(Pogrom x Ala Jazira Bey, by August Bey V) • Colt ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, U.S. Futurity, Arabian Breeder Finals and Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity

Owners: Sheila & Jenna Curley SWC 170 Chesterwood Terrace, Southington, CT 06489 (860) 944-4275 sheila.curley@hudsonhhc.com

Owner: Rocksanne Pieters ROCKSANNE PIETERS ARABIANS 1150 Campbell Way, Ramona, CA 92065 (760) 789-6218 dawnrock@yahoo.com

Rohara Lady Marcquesa

Nisrs Bella Luna

(QR Marc x MS Khatalina, by Padrons Psyche) Filly ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes

(LM Muneer x Nisrs Mona Lisa LDA, by Jerichco PTAH) Filly ~ For Sale Nominations: EBC Futurity

Owners: ROHARA ARABIANS, LLC & NICHOLAS J. PISARIS PO Box 110, Orange Lake, FL 32681 (352) 591-4661

Owners: Carol & Scott Parker THE ARABIAN LEGENDS 11645 S. Waverly St., Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 856-2373

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ZZ Crescendo

Faddaja

(Mazziah x RD Marciena, by QR Marc) • Colt Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion, MAHB Medallion Stallion, Iowa Gold Star, Minnesota Fall Festival Auction Colt

(Audacious PS x Elite Lady Fadjur, by NV Elite) • Filly Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, U.S. Halter Futurity

Owner: MAZZIAH, LLC 9365 W. 175th St., Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 475-3180

Owner: DALLAS JACKSON 201Fremont Ave., Pacifica, CA 94044 (650) 438-3594

2014 Filly

Katahdin RDA

(ROL Intencyty x Sylviah WLF, by ATA Bey Starr) ~ For Sale Nominations: Scottsdale Signature Stallion, U.S. & Canadian Futurities

(Odyssey SC x Annie Oakley WF, by LD Pistal) • Colt ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, U.S. and Canadian Halter Futurities, Scottsdale Signature Colt and MAHB Minnesota Medallian Colt

Owners: Drago & Robin Kragulj ROBIN HOOD FARMS 3400 E. Burville Rd., Crete, IL 60417 (708) 285-1565 drago@tandemmetals.com

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Pogroms Perfection

2014 Colt

(Pogrom x Chesapeake Bey PSY, by Padrons Psyche) Filly ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Iowa Gold Star, Scottsdale, AHBA World Cup

(KM Bugatti x GFA Firen Lace, by Afire Bey V) ~ For Sale Nominations: SSS Auction and Halter/Performance Futurities, Region 12 Spotlight Futurity, Iowa Gold Star Futurity, MAHB Medallion Stallion Futurity, AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, U.S. and Canadian Halter Futurities

Owners: Joel & Sheila Burwash BURWASH FARM 485N State Route 115, Paxton, IL 60957 (217) 202-4220 SJB@BurwashFarm.com

Pogroms Thunder (Pogrom x Echos Tstyle, by Echos Promise) Colt ~ For Sale Nominations: AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Iowa Gold Star, Scottsdale, AHBA Vegas World Cup Owners: Joel & Sheila Burwash BURWASH FARM 485N State Route 115, Paxton, IL 60957 (217) 202-4220 SJB@BurwashFarm.com 234 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Owner: Lisa Pittman PITTMAN FARM 510 N. Texas, Tioga, TX 76271 (469) 475-2968 pittmanfarm08@gmail.com


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In Memoriam Linda Erickson (1961-2014)

Linda Erickson, along with Marcy Myers, was the owner of MarLin Arabians in Scottsdale, Arizona. Skillfully and successfully operated as a small boutique Arabian breeding farm, this ever-evolving farm is home to Arabians, Golden Retrievers, and a pack of adopted mixedbreed dogs that Linda and Marcy just couldn’t say no to. One of Linda and Marcy’s biggest breeding endeavors came through a horse they bred named Absolut Gazal MLA, a son of WC Ali Gazal.

Shary B. Akers (1948-2014)

Shary Akers, an equine artist for over 40 years, lost her battle with cancer on September 22, 2014. She portrayed horses of all breeds, but is best known for her work with the Arabian horse. Well-loved the world over for her work, she will live on in the hearts of her family, friends, and fans. Shary’s work is noted for its fine detail, anatomical correctness, and lifelike quality. The attention to beauty of line and form in both her two and three-dimensional creations sets her work apart from others. Having raised and shown horses for most of her life, Shary was able to capture those intimate moments that are so precious to all horsemen. Shary had an unwavering supporter in The Pyramid Society, and her custom portrait commissions, original paintings and bronzes are prized by collectors and are found in fine art collections around the world.

Jullyen El Jamaal (1996-2014)

Jullyen El Jamaal was the leading son of Ali Jamaal in number of national winning get with a stunning total of 50 U.S. and Canadian National prize winners. Thoughtfully bred by Lenita Perroy and born in Brazil, he was purchased in 2002 and spent his life standing as a premier breeding stallion for proud owner Sheila Varian at Varian Arabians in Arroyo Grande, Calif., Here, he had an incredibly successful life building a reputation through his offspring winning in today’s competitive arena. An amazing sire that left an impact on the quality of standards for the Arabian horse, Jullyen had exceptional breed type with a high set neck and a soft, flexible poll. With a reputation of being gentle and non-temperamental with a good attitude, Jullyen will be missed by many.

Padrons Nike (1995-2014)  

Padrons Nike was a multi-national winner and a national champion producer for her owner Donna Hentges of Greymoor Farm. Bred to First Cyte, all of her foals shown were champions. Her most successful progeny is Relentlyss, the all-time leading Arabian National Champion Halter Gelding with 13 National Championships, awarding Padrons Nike the #1 Leading Dam of National Purebred Halter Winners in 2011. Hentges shares, “Nike was a large purebred mare standing 15.3H. She was a gentle mare around her handlers and with her pasture mates, but a strict disciplinarian with foals. Whenever we had a youngster who was getting a little too big for their britches, they were pastured with Nike for a couple of months. By the end of that time, they had no doubt where they were in the pecking order. Diagnosed with terminal liver cancer, Nike left us too soon at age 19. It was a privilege to be a part of the life of this beautiful mare.” n 236 | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


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SHOWS NOVEMBER November 6-9, 2014, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, Texas. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279. November 7-9, 2014, American Cup Championship A and B, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Mary Kanaga, 623-334-5219. 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. November 15, 2014, NCAHA/HAHA Fall Sport Horse One Day Show A and B, Colfax, North Carolina. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. November 16, 2014, NCAHA/HAHA Fall Dressage One Day Show A and B, Colfax, North Carolina. Contact: Marie Taylor, 804-314-5216. November 27-29, 2014, AHAF 45th Annual Thanksgiving Show, Tampa, Florida. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. November 29, 2014, AHANC Thanksgiving Weekend One Day Show, Rancho Murieta, California. Contact: Kathrynes Heath, 916-517-8227. DECEMBER December 4-7, 2014, Desert Classic, Scottsdale, Arizona. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. December 13-14, 2014, Holiday Hoorah I and II One Day Show, Denver, Colorado. Contact: Marlene Kriegbaum, 716-628-2640. JANUARY January 9-11, 2015, Houston All Arabian A and B Show, Katy, TX. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. January 17, 2015, Show Your Horse All Arabian One Day Show A and B, Newberry, FL. Contact: Nannet Read, 352-278-2004.

January 23-25, 2015, Sierra Empire, Norco, CA. Contact: Nancy Harvey, 626-355-9101. January 31, 2015, SFHA Combined Arabian & HA/AA Qualifying One Day Show A and B, Miami, FL. Contact: Marjorie Joy Carr, 305-246-1041. FEBRUARY February 12-22, 2015, 60th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Show, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Mary Kanaga, 623-334-5219. MARCH March 7-8, 2015, Ocala 20th Annual Amateur A and B, Newberry, FL. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. March 12-15, 2015, Cowtown Classic A and B, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. March 13-15, 2015, Missouri All Arabian Show, Lake St. Louis, MO. Contact: Ryan Chambers, 314-717-7683. March 19-22, 2015, Rancho CA Spring Show A, Burbank, CA. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 20-22, 2015, MAHA Spring Fling, Winona, MN. Contact: Mary Tronson, 763-755-1698. March 26-29, 2015, Rally In The Valley A and B, Eugene, OR. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. March 26-29, 2015, Alamo Arabian Fiesta A and B, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Patty Liarakos, 210-912-8679. March 27-29, 2015, Golden Gate Arabian Show, Santa Rosa, CA. Contact: Nancy Goertzen, 559-625-2631. March 27-29, 2015, Alabama All Arabian A and B, Andalusia, AL. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. March 27-29, 2015, Western Carolinas Spring Show A and B, Fletcher, NC. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. March 28-29, 2015, Beat The Heat All Arabian Show, Queen Creek, AZ. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. APRIL April 3-5, 2015, Green Country Spring Fling A and B, Tulsa, OK. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 3-5, 2015, Magnolia Classic A and B, Gonzales, LA. Contact: Beth Walker, 225-772-6815. April 3-5, 2015, Arabian Springfest I A and B, Gifford, IL. Contact: Region 11. April 11-12, 2015, Pacific Rim Arabian Sport Horse Show, Elma, WA. Contact: Nancy Harlan, 253-797-1914.

April 11-12, 2015, Sunflower Arabian I and II A One Day Show, Wichita, KS. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 16-19, 2015, 9th Annual Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, NV. Contact: 480-471-1715. April 17-19, 2015, AHBAO Spring Classic A, Eugene, OR. Contact: Heather Engstrom, 541-689-9700. April 17-19, 2015, Lone Star Classic, San Antonio, TX. Contact: Ann Lang, 512-452-1492. April 17-19, 2015, Annual Magnolia Spring Classic A and B, Perry, GA. Contact: Nancy Baker, 828-305-4023. April 17-19, 2015, Virginia Arabian Show & Futurity A and B, Lexington, VA. Contact: Kelva Alexander, 540-351-0010. April 18-19, 2015, Iowa Spring Show A and B, Cedar Rapids, IA. Contact: Region 11. April 18-19, 2015, Central FL Arabian Spring Classic, New Smyrna Beach, FL. Contact: Cheryl Vandeusen, 386-566-4820. April 21-22, 2015, ASHO4U, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. April 24-26, 2015, Border Bonanza A and B, Sedalia, MO. Contact: Ruth Charpie, 816-765-5683. April 26, 2015, Royale Ranch Sport Horse & Dressage Show, O’Fallon, IL. Contact: Janet Corvallis, 618-344-5595. April 26, 2015, BAHA Spring Blast Open One Day Show, Shelbyville, KY. Contact: Lorie Henderson, 502-477-1018. April 30-May 3, 2015, The Mayfest Challenge, Fort Worth, TX. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

ENDURANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE

November 14, 2014, Blackwater Boogie 50-Mile I and II, and 100-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, Florida. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. November 15, 2014, Lead Follow@ McDowell Mountain Park 30-, 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Ft. McDowell, Arizona. Contact: Jodie Dukerich, 602-579-0130.

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