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Contents

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Gemini Acres Equine: Pursuers Of Perfection, Chapter One by Mary Kirkman

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Presenting The Personalities: David Boggs, Part II by Jeff Wallace with Theresa Cardamone

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Leaders Of The Times: Jerland Farms by Anne Stratton

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Baske Afire (1999-2015)

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Women Around The World: Taryl O’Shea by Riyan Rivero

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It’s The Right Time: The New Arabian Western Pleasure Association

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Leading Living Western Pleasure Sire *Khadraj NA+++/ by Christy Egan

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A Judge’s Perspective: Jeremy Harper

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The Arabian Western Pleasure Horse: Always Moving Forward

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Al Shaqab

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Keeping The Dream Alive—Lady Gaga’s Gift by Jim Lowe

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Women Around The World: Mary Trowbridge

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Close-Up On History: Reign On by Theresa Cardamone

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The Daughters Of Asfour by Jeff Wallace

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Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Preview

50Scottsdale Scottsdale Local Favorites by Riyan Rivero

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Balance Rider by J.L. Hardesty

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Close-Up On History: Valez by Theresa Cardamone

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Representing Our Breed … Faith Robbins by Stephanie Reitter

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In Memoriam

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Comments From The Publisher

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Amateur Spotlight

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Faces & Places

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Faces & Places

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Amateur Spotlight

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers

On The Cover:

Satin Doll GA

(JJ Bellagio x Goddess of Da Vinci), owned by Gemini Acres Equine.

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Photography by: Anette Mattsson Design by: mickĂŠandoliver

All Around the World We are proud to be hosting this World Silver, European and Polish National Champion Stallion. by QR Marc ex Ekliptika by Ekstern owned and bred by Michalow State Stud, Poland leased by Aljassimya Farm: info@aljassimyafarm.com | www.aljassimyafarm.com for outside breedings contact: info@100oaksranch.com contact: info@100OaksRanch.com Ar abian Horse Times | 5 | Volume 46, No. 8


Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Managing Editor Charlene Deyle Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Multimedia Director and Photojournalist Riyan Rivero Creative Director Jeff Wallace Associate Director of International Relations Theresa Cardamone Contributing Writer Anne Stratton Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Print & Web Design Tony Ferguson Leah Matzke Melissa Pasicznyk Sales Assistant Rachel Ginter AHT Abroad Representative Mieke Opsteyn Accounts Receivable Deb Trebesch

© 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 46, No. 8, January 2016, 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 $22.50. Subscription in U.S. $80 per year, $140 two years, $200 three years. Canada $130 one year, $250 two years, $340 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $190 one year, $320 two years, $380 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, 20276 Delaware Avenue, 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, 20276 Delaware Avenue, 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

The New Year—All In For The Arabian Horse Every January is exciting simply because it marks the beginning of something new. There is always the sense that whatever happened the year before (however good it may have been), it’s now a whole new ballgame and the sky is the limit. And for 2016, I’m especially enthused. We had a great year in 2015 at Arabian Horse Times—the magazine grew phenomenally and I appreciate the support our readers have given us. But as the year went on, I was certain that we could do more: I wanted to be able to provide my clients with onestop shopping for all their advertising needs. To that end, AHT made three important changes near the end of 2015. First, we expanded our reach by merging with the very popular Arabian Horse Global. Arabian Horse Global is known for its award-winning advertising, as well as its live feed and coverage of Arabian horse shows. By joining with our state-of-the-art advertising and design staff, we can now offer our clients unprecedented assistance in the business and promotional aspects of their equine experience. Get ready for some exciting developments and opportunities as our new team gets rolling! Then—and this should come as no surprise, after covering the European Arabian horse scene in 2015—we launched AHT Abroad. Jeff Wallace will be focusing on this publication, which will be released six times a year in the European and Middle Eastern markets. We believe it has a broader purpose, however. Our goal is to strengthen the ties between European, Middle Eastern and North American owners, breeders and exhibitors, and we believe that although this is a separate edition of AHT, it will promote mutual knowledge and appreciation on both sides of the Atlantic. And finally, as you might have noticed with our December issue, Arabian Horse Times has a new look. Our format has been increased in size to 10 x 13 inches. We’ve always presented a beautiful magazine, but its sheer size lends further impact now. It is, in my opinion, a dropdead gorgeous addition to anyone’s coffee table that is sure to start conversations about the Arabian horse with any guest in your home or barn. I love our Arabian horses, and I want to be able to provide something for everyone.

Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher

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V ictorious

LD

(DA Valentino x Queen Adiamonds)

Nominated Sire:

AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Minnesota Medallion Stallion

Owned By:

Les and Diane Van Dyke ~ Chandler, MN

Standing at Shada, Inc

Please contact Shada at the 2016 Scottsdale Show for special breeding incentives on Victorious LD and select Mares in Foal to Victorious LD.

Elk River, MN 763-441-5849 sshadainc@aol.com www.ShadaInc.com

Artistry LD (Stival x Queen Adiamonds)

Showing at Scottsdale 2016


I ntroducIng

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2016 Colt (A Jericho x Adivah by Bey Shah+)

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A Jakarta x Destiny VF Nominated AHA Breeders Sweepstakes, Silver Sire Breeders, AHBA World Cup, Scottsdale Signature Stallion SCID, CA, LFS Clear

U nited S tateS n ational R eSeRve C hampion ahBa W oRld C Up S ilveR S UpReme C hampion S CottSdale S ignatURe S tallion C hampion

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See him at Scottsdale in both the halter & performance arenas! Eden C x Miss Fame MRM, by Sir Fames HBV out of a daughter of FS Ritz

Beginning his performance career with J.T. Keller

2015 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt 2015 U.S. National Top Ten Futurity Colt 2014 Unanimous Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Colt 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Colt 2014 Las Vegas World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Jr. Colt 2014 Scottsdale Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated | Scottsdale Signature Stallion | MN Medallion Stallion | SCID & CA Clear Proudly owned & bred by Four Moore Ranch, John & Cynthia Moore | Bluff Dale, TX | www.FourMooreRanch.com Standing at JT Keller Performance Horses | Grandview, TX | 715-928-2813 | jtkellerphllc@gmail.com Ar abian Horse Times | 10 | Volume 46, No. 8


Photography by: Stuart Vesty Design by: mickĂŠandoliver

The Vision In White This spectacular Straight Egyptian sire of Champions stays with us from one more breeding season. by Al Ayad ex The Vision HG by Thee Desperado owned and bred by Ariela Arabians leased by Aljassimya Farm: info@aljassimyafarm.com | www.aljassimyafarm.com for outside breedings contact: info@100oaksranch.com contact: info@100OaksRanch.com Ar abian Horse Times | 11 | Volume 46, No. 8


Gemini Acres Equine Pursuers of Perfection CHAPTER 1

by M ary K irk man

This year, Scottsdale will see the debut of two new faces on center stage. One, Satin Doll GA, is the highlyregarded face of Gemini Acres Equine’s third generation of bloodlines. The other is Lucho Guimarães. More than a decade of training experience at farms around the world has earned him the opportunity of a lifetime: a position with a top breeder and a crack at a headline show with a filly of stunning quality. This is their beginning. Together. Satin Doll GA. She’s family. Her granddam is Gemini Acres’s beloved mare, Goddess Of Marwan, and her dam is Goddess Of Da Vinci, a daughter of the farm’s senior stallion, Da Vinci FM. Satin Doll GA, meanwhile, is by their junior stallion, JJ Bellagio. Gemini has owned countless Arabians over the years, done the homework and bred champions, but this 3-year-old is special. She represents their breeding vision, generations deep in their preferred bloodlines. Lucho Guimarães. For Satin Doll, Gemini Acres has chosen their new young handler, Lucho Guimarães, to accompany her—the beginning of his own story in premier competition. Like the filly, Guimarães has all the credentials and now needs only a chance to establish his name at the highest level. Here, he has found it. “I am sure I’ll remember showing this mare 10, 20, 30 years from now,” Guimarães says simply. Is there pressure? Sure, he nods. “She’s such an important mare for the farm and it’s her debut at a huge show. But I love her so much— not just for her looks, but for her personality as well—and I’m so grateful for the opportunity that I cannot wait to hit the arena gate with her.” He is not the only one. In her short life, Satin Doll has become the farm’s sweetheart. On Thursday morning, February 18, the rail will be lined with every Gemini Acres friend and family member who can get there. They all love the dear filly with the stylish looks and the sweet nature. Can she be a champion? Born for it, they say. She’s their Doll.

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PRESENTING THE PERSONALITIES

D a v i d B o g g s Part I I

M I DW ES T T R A I N I NG & BR EEDI NG S TAT IONS ELK R I V ER , M I N N ESO TA & SCO T T SDA LE , A R I Z ONA by Jeff Wallace with Theresa Cardamone

Tell us about your visit to the Tersk Stud in Russia with Bob Stratmore. This was one of the great opportunities of my life. Bob truly loved the Russian bred horses. His father did business in Russia and so there were opportunities and connections there. He and Howard Kale spent time in Russia together, working on the American acceptance of the Russian registrations. When they imported the first Russian horses, they were not eligible for registration in this country. Bob worked very hard, and became close to Sascha Ponomarev, who was the director of the Tersk Stud at that time. Like Poland, the best horses could only be bought through auctions. I remember at one of the sale previews, I had the great pleasure of meeting the white Aswan daughter, *Narada, Lot One of the auction. (During that era, Bob Stratmore had a collection of 15 daughters of Aswan, the largest collection second to Tersk). I remember all the guests and breeders were transported from the hotel together, and rode to the stud farm in a bus for the sale preview, to return to the little hotel in Pyatigorsk just after. His collection of Russian bred mares included mares such as Nairobi, Naina, Penalba, Kapriza, Peonga, Pudra, Madonna of Tersk, Monogramma and her daughter Malutka, by Salon, and then Salon himself. I was the first person who ever trimmed the bridle path of Salon. I still have the braided clipping today as a remembrance of this great stallion. Salon was stoic, strong, and regal, he was so shapely, and athletic, a Schreyer painting come to life. The perfect shoulders and necks of the Russian bred horses came from Muscat, not by mistake, they were handed down from his sire, Salon. The blend of Aswan and Salon made all the sense in the world to the Russian breeders, and Stratmore

diligently followed their plan. And Kale followed that plan as well. I also still have a piece of the great Aswan’s mane. It was magical just to touch him, to see him. When he died, they buried Aswan with dignity, standing up, with his saddle on as the general he was. Stud manager Ponomarev showed Bob and I the grave, we paused for prayer and acknowledgment. The Russians truly respected Aswan and they knew just how to use him—they were such master genetic breeders. Our journeys to the Tersk stud farm seemed to take us far into the countryside, in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes it seemed like it took forever to get there. But, once arrived, we witnessed that herd of four or five hundred magnificent breeding horses, and I was always in awe. There I first met the great stallions Pesniar, Tamerlan and Kan Kan. I must admit, some of the horses were extremely tall and almost looked a bit Thoroughbred to me. Tamerlan was 16 hands tall, as was the very famous mare Taktika. So what I learned back then from Bob was what each of them gave us were contributions, a part of the big puzzle of breeding. I remember Dr. Kale saying at a breeding seminar one time that a beautiful painting takes many different colors of paint, understanding they all had something special to contribute to the breed. Bob was fortunate to purchase and own the horse that would grow to become the love of my life, Padron, when he was four months of age, and the three of us enjoyed a journey through life that this man only dreamt of. And the amazing stallion Tamerlan, the racehorse; to this day still holds track records at Tersk. Do you know how many horses you have exhibited to championships throughout the world? No, but I am grateful and thankful for each and every one.

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*Padron

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My first Scottsdale Champion was the Garis daughter named One Exception. Having exhibited horses to major championships all over the world, is there one that stands out in your eyes that you showed and think should have won a major championship, but did not? Padrons Psyche. The champion stallion in 1991 was Simeon Shai and Padrons Psyche was the reserve champion. He was so brilliant and it was a very closely fought battle. I think in that same class there were the great stallions Echo Magnifficoo and Kharben in the top ten, and these gentlemen  all became national champion stallions one by one, except Psyche. Psyche went into the breeding barn, and directions changed, ownership changed and life went by. But he’s the horse to me, that most deserved to be a national champion. I loved how charismatic, very bouncy, and really fun he was to show—very tall and leggy. Psyche made an unbelievable entrance through the fog that finals night at the U.S. Nationals.

*Salon

Who was the first horse that you exhibited to a national and Scottsdale championship? My first United States National Champion was a Half-Arabian gelding named FA Zud. I was probably 20 years old.

Padrons Psyche

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What horse would you have wanted to be on the end of the lead line, but never showed? There are a few of them, and Aramus would be one. He was one of the most beautiful Arabians ever. To this day, he would be able to prance into an arena and win everything. He came to show in Minnesota, and I remember standing in front of his stall in awe that I could even be in his presence. Quality, like Gladys Brown Edwards created in her trophy, come to life. Another would be Muscat. What a majestic and powerhouse stallion he was. And I could have kept up with him better than Howie, because he could really trot! Do you remember those gardens at Karho farm and the waterfall? When they would have their open houses or sale presentations with lunch and cocktails, and those big wooden doors would open and the Russian parade would start. One year I was there with Mr. Chauncey, and was sharing with Howie how much I loved the stallion and he said to me, “How would you like to present Muscat today?” I couldn’t believe it! Those big wooden doors opened and the music started, and I had the great honor to handle Muscat, trotting him around and around that track. It was the thrill of a lifetime—that was my moment with Muscat. He was very much like his sire, Salon, he too, had the shape and character of a Schreyer painting come to life and knew he was born to be a king. Of the countless gorgeous U.S. National Champion Mares you have shown, which ones reign supreme for you and why? Bask Calonett was probably the most perfectly conformed mare, her conformation so outstanding that she won before you even set her up. She really didn’t enjoy showing, however. She had been through a lot when I met her, but we took our time and we made friends, and we succeeded together. The Polish *Wieza Mocy has a special blend of beauty and conformation like no other that I’ve ever seen, and that Polish way of dancing. If there would be one perfect mare for me, Wieza wins, she may be the greatest of all time. Looking back, I so appreciate the refinement of Amber Satin, she was a lady of poise, and very special charm. Her delicate throat latch was beyond belief, and also her powerful hock action from her father, Muscat. I remember showing her with a baby at her side. While the baby waited outside the gate, I walked her to center ring and turned her towards the gate. She heard her son whinny and every vein popped and she just froze. I remember the feeling, and the judges’ looks. She was looking for her

Bask Calonett

Amber Satin

baby, and her ears—you could put a pencil between them—they were so tight. She was very sculptured. Another I adored was the most famous NH Love Potion, who sold at the Lasma sale. There was an exotic uniqueness about her, that Polish look, and she was very adored by all. With her black bay color, her long, graceful neck, and her height, she was very fancy on the end of the lead. Joe Morrissey, who was in the Thoroughbred business, had never owned an Arabian, but was intrigued by them. He had friends who enjoyed

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attending the Lasma sales, so I brought them all to the preview, and when he saw Love Potion he said he’d like to buy her. He asked me what I thought she’d go for and the consensus of everyone there was that it would be somewhere around a million five. The bidding opened up at a million, and we hadn’t even started yet. Joe turned to me and asked me if the mare was really that good, and I said, yes sir, she is. He never looked back. He had his own strategy and he was buying that mare. He paid $2,550,000.

JBK Mystic Fawn and her sister FS Mystic Lady, both U.S. National Champion Mares and daughters of Padrons Psyche, were the epitome of type and femininity. Fawn had perfect balance and an exquisite face and Mystic Lady had the charisma of her sire and of her grandsire, Padron. Both were very popular and remarkable mares. RH Triana, The Black Swan, is America’s sweetheart and on her way to becoming one of the most decorated mares in our breed. She has amazing stature and the longest, most well shaped

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JBK Mystic Fawn

*JJ Afarina

Bey Serenade SF

NH Love Potion

neck I have ever seen on a mare. We are super excited for Scottsdale, where she will aim for the third jewel in the Triple Crown. I was just as grateful to be at the lead of Scottsdale Champion Mare WN Antique, U.S. National Champion mare La Duquesa, Scottsdale Champion mare *JJ Apharina, and U.S. National Champion Bey Seranade SF. What keeps you motivated to find the next champion? Never-ending passion and love for the breed—Arabianitis.

Can you put a dollar amount on the horses that you have marketed for your clients? No, but IÂ have been blessed to be involved in the sales/purchases of many of the giants in our breed, stallions such as *Padron, who was syndicated for 11 million. Followed by: Kharben, Bey Shah, Fame VF, Aza Destiny, Almaden, Cajun Prince, Legacy of Fame, Legacy of Gold, Mishaah, *El Shaklan, *Shareen El Shiekh, Padrons Psyche, Magnum Psyche, *Magnum Chall HVP, *Fausto, DA Valentino, Vitorio TO, Da Vinci FM, Baahir El Marwan, and *Baha AA.

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You have a unique way of introducing the Arabian horse to new people. Please share. We enjoy sharing the Arabian horses in our care with others through open house events and many fun functions throughout the year. Midwest puts on a “Kid Day” for young students, school members and their families both in Minnesota and here in Arizona. We were thrilled to be a part of the presentations during the Farm Tours sponsored by Arabhorse.com on January 3rd. Scottsdale has become a huge part of your marketing program. What makes this setting so unique? The equine inhabitants that reside in the Midwest stables there, the special location and address on Cactus Road, and the remarkable and very talented and hardworking group of people that make up Team Midwest. Scottsdale is truly the Valley of the Sun!

What moments do you remember about Gene LaCroix as a trainer? I’ve never not been blown away by Gene’s talents. I’m remembering his performance horses year after year. Pointing to just a few, I remember seeing him on top of RHR Nobility—incredible/magical. He was so gifted that he could change or bring out the best of any horse. I remember watching Miss Cognac get exercised and thinking, how could she possibly be a park horse, until Gene got on her, and the horse just transformed. The man was and still is as amazing in the saddle as he was in the marketing of our breed. Most people associate you with the high-end horse, and are complaining that while it is possible to sell the high- and low-end horse, that is not true of the middle market. Can you share how and to whom Midwest sells the middle market horses? We take the same approach

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on marketing all of the horses; the same preparation, the same conditioning, schooling. We look to the people who want to become breeders, or are breeders who want to collect additional well-bred horses for breeding. We’re fortunate with the technologies of today which allow us to market a great percentage of the middle market horses online through the Midwestarabian.com website. Clients will look at videos, vet reports, radiographs, etc. online. The middle market isn’t so expensive today and many don’t feel the need to fly in from another country. Our website and Facebook page are maintained daily—this is a very good tool. In your eyes, what is a high-end, middle of the road, and low-end price? A high-end horse would be capable of winning a United States National, Scottsdale, or World Championship title. Those horses are rarely ever for sale, so when someone looks to purchase one and asks what they are worth, it’s hard to say. For example, people have recently inquired as to what it would take to purchase Wieza Mocy. My response is, whatever it takes to buy her. The super star range is going to be half a million dollars and up, sometimes way up! The middle market horse is $10,000 to $30,000 and the low-end is under ten thousand. You have been very successful in marketing breeding stallions. Can you share how you have had success doing this and how you keep your clients excited about breeding? This area of the market is my passion. Midwest has been aggressive about going after only the best stallions of the breed, no matter what country we

must travel to find them. We have been blessed with their contributions to the breed throughout the years which has been monumental. Padron, Padrons Psyche, Magnum Psyche, Magnum Chall HVP, and JJ Senior Magnum were just one line of King Makers. Then there was Bey Shah, Fame VF, RSD Dark Victory, Lumiar Amadeus, Almaden, DA Valentino, and Da Vinci FM. Now we have the Kings of today—the stallions of Al Shaqab, and the Aria Collection; Vitorio TO, A Jericho, and the list goes on. The super star fillies and mares seem to find their way to Midwest for those who want them promoted, or for breeding purposes to the stallions in our care. The embryo market has been huge in the halter world. What has this done for you in your marketing? It has added a new layer of marketing possibilities at Midwest and it’s a fabulous way for new breeders to enter the Arabian horse business at the top. They have an opportunity to breed and receive a foal from some of the very best mares in the world without spending a million to purchase those amazing mares. Mares like National and World Champion *Wieza Mocy, whose three embryos were sold and their owners were blessed with three fillies. Mares like RH Triana, whose embryo sold recently at the Las Vegas auction for $200,000. This seems like a lot of money, but it’s a small fraction of the value of the mare; and the successful bidder receives a foal from her. The investment group that purchased the RH Triana embryo right are breeding her to DA Valentino—one can only imagine the opportunity.

Annual Kids Day at Midwest.

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material, I read it and enjoy it non-stop until the next issue arrives in the mail. We absorb the photos and the print when we’re holding it in our hands. I value print ads tremendously, and feel they will forever be important to the true connoisseur of horses.

If you could pick an embryo from any deceased mare, who would it be? I would have to say Padron’s dam, Odessa. I love him so much, that the thought of having him again, or something close to him makes my heart pound. You have been very successful in marketing horses in South America, especially Brazil. Tell us how that started. My first client from Brazil was Pole Levy and Pole introduced me to Mr. Nagib Aude from Fazenda Santa Gertrudis, who purchased 40 daughters of *Padron and stallions such as *El Shaklan, *Abdullah, Aza Destiny, SW Bezitiv, *Ponomarev, and Padrons Image. Mr. Audi invited me to come to Brazil, in 1982 or ‘83, and asked me to bring information on show mares, show fillies, and broodmares. It was an interesting moment. In preparation, I went to Target and picked up a portfolio to put in the picture of each mare, and her pedigree. The book contained info on more or less 50 mares to choose from. Mr. Audi paged through the folder slowly, enjoying each one, and asking a few questions about each mare, and then closed the book and set it on his desk. He said, “Well, this is very beautiful group. I’ll take them.” And I asked him, very happily, which ones would you like sir, and he replied, “All of them.” He purchased every mare that was in the book! He was an amazing man. He was very kind and a great businessman and had a passion for beautiful Arabian horses. You promote your horses to the public via print, interactive, and now social media. Why do you feel this is so important? We feel, one must reach out in every direction, and I think people still enjoy that quiet time when all of the cell phones and computers are turned off. I feel all of us really enjoy reading a book or magazine. I have found, for example, when Arabian Horse Times sends its issue out electronically via the internet, I glance through it in ten minutes. But, when I get the printed

You are always described as Team Midwest. What does that mean to you? United together. And, Fame VF we truly are. It’s not just a banner that waves. Everybody groups together—staff and clients—to have fun together, enjoy the Arabian horse together, cheer for the other, and support one another’s horses and handlers and riders through the good times and the bad. You create a social/club setting for your clients; why do you feel this is so important? It’s just part of who I am. I love this life God has given me and I enjoy fun socializing. This is a large part of what Midwest is and our doors are open to all. There is a Midwest ‘client life’ away from the show ring. I think they enjoy Midwest—90% at the farm and 10% watching the show ring. They can enjoy the horses, presentations, and barbeques; the hands-on, whether they are practicing themselves, or taking their horses for a walk; feeding carrots or hugs, and bringing family or introducing their friends, who then may become horse owners, too. Of the Midwest clients, who has been a client the longest and how many years? The Ames family (I showed my first top ten mare, Gai Fawn for them) and Dr. Danny and Mo Grossman; Pole Levy and Fernando de Santibanes. The Sloan family would also be at the top of the heap, along with Lady Gina Pelham, the Morses, the Marino family, the Halbrooks … we have been very blessed to call all of them friends, as well as clients. Your clients have a wonderful time together and love to play practical jokes on each other. What is the best

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MEET THE PERSONALITIES

company and the unbridled love of the horse and its well-being. Many times people are critical of halter trainers and feel that the horses, for some reason, are not cared for properly or are put through certain hardships; but we know this is not true. At Midwest, all are held to a high bar when it comes to the care and well-being of the horses.

practical joke that you feel has been played and who was involved? Don Morse was the king of practical jokes, but one of the best was pulled on him with his own mare, HP Martina. Nate and I brought her out of the stables and presented her to Don, as a “new pure Polish mare” who had just arrived from Poland. Don says, “Oh my God, I have to have her, she reminds me an awful lot of my Martina, but she is much, much better, much longer necked and a much better mover.” So we told Don we would call the seller that moment. Nate returned back and said, the price of the mare is $300,000, which was much higher than Martina was purchased for. Don says to me, “Do the contract, I’ll take her. And for God sakes, don’t tell Janey I bought her!” He was dead serious. He bought his own horse! That was the best laugh I think I have had in the horse business.

How many people does Midwest employee? It fluctuates, depending on the time of the year, but I would say anywhere from 15 to 25. Whom do you feel has been the most successful breeder and why? In the United States, it is Dr. LaCroix, but in all the world, I would have to say the Polish breeders Michalów and Janów. When one visits the stud farms and the breeding barns and fields of Poland, you’re in complete awe.

Midwest has had a lot of successful horsemen start their career with you. Would you like to share your thoughts about some of them? As a blanket statement to all of you, I am very grateful for each and every one of them, because they give part of themselves, part of their life, and an enormous amount of energy. They used their skills and horsemanship to build Midwest, to maintain the quality and integrity that our company has enjoyed all these years. Midwest has absorbed the transitions unnoticed, when one person would move on, we would be blessed to have a new team member come in. Great horsemen like Terry Holmes and Don LeFever—they were 17 or 18 when they started—they both enjoy their own successful companies now. Terry is a very astute judge, and horseman. I’m grateful to them all.

Off the top of your head, name a few great United States breeders. Lasma, Plum Grove, Dan Gainey, and Judith Forbis. The great horses of yesterday … Bask, Ramses Fayek, Ansata Ibn Halima and Ansata Ibn Sudan, Ferzon … their beauty, correctness and strength in their era of breeding have left an indelible mark in the history of breeding Arabian horses for evermore. The Arabian horse business has seen some amazing horsemen and horsewomen over the years. In your eyes, who are at the top in alphabetical order? Dick Ames, Bob Battaglia, Donald and Robert Boggs, Fernando de Santibanes, Dagmar Gordiano, Billy Harris, Vicki Humphrey, Joel Kiesner, Gene and Raymond LaCroix, Pole Levy, Rinaldo Longuini, Walter Mishek, Gene Reichardt, Alcides and Zeze Rodrigues, Tim Shea, Jim Stachowski, Jim Tasaas, Sheila Varian, and Cathy Vincent. The most astute judge of all time, to me, has to be Peter Cameron. ■

When someone leaves Midwest for another path, or to start their own business, what knowledge do you hope they take with them? I would say the work ethic, the integrity of the

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Leaders Of The Times: Jerland Farms

by Anne Stratton

At Scottsdale or the U.S. Nationals, if you want to chat with Jerland Farms’ Larry Jerome, you’d better put on track shoes. He’s looking at his horses, and they are everywhere—not just in the halter ring and not just in performance; to date, Jerland horses have been successful in the halter, English, western and working western arenas. “I like it when I have to run from one ring to the other as fast as I possibly can,” he says. “I love watching all of them. I love to breed great horses.” Jerome has been involved in breeding animals since he was a child, Arabian horses since his teens, and if you’re looking for one basic reason that the Jerland Farms Arabians achieve so much, it’s fair to say that his experience has played a part. He knows his pedigrees, understands reproduction principles, selects good

bloodstock, and importantly, has the patience to enjoy each stage of his plan as it unfolds. Front and center in the Jerland breeding program now are three stallions: Khadraj NA, MPA Giovanni, and the 4-year-old homebred Khaja J, just taking his place for the coming generation. “Khadraj has officially been named the number one producer of western horses,” Jerome notes. “We have done the research, so we can document that. He also has had halter horses who have sold for over $1 million. “Then, Giovanni is the glue that ties everything together here,” he continues. “He is father to national champions Miss Giovanna and

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Promisa J (Khadraj NA x Promise V) Blue Moon J [among others], and now has this spectacular young filly Unforgettable J, out of RH Triana. I think it’s safe to say that she is Triana’s best foal to date.” And finally there is Khaja J (Khadraj NA x Promise V ), 2012 AHBA World Cup Silver Supreme Champion Yearling Colt, who is now in training with Stanley White III. As his pedigree indicates—he is a full brother to both U.S. National Reserve Champion Junior Mare Broken Promises PGA and the elegant western pleasure mare, Promisa J—he reflects not only halter ability, but serious talent in the western division. And at Scottsdale this year, one of his most impressive early foals, Kola J, is scheduled to debut in the Arabian 2-Year-Old Colts class.

Unforgettable J (MPA Giovanni x RH Triana)

The duality of beauty and performance is important, Jerome stresses. “We want to create the total horse,” he says. “I have to have beauty and brains and athletic ability in one package. We all know we’re going to have different degrees of that, but that has always been my focus. It’s not about emphasizing one particular area.” The secret to a successful breeding program? “You have to be patient,” he says. “It takes time for horses to develop.” But it’s more than that. “Show them when they are ready to be shown, if you want to, but enjoy them for what they are.” He loves all the ribbons his show string rakes in, he nods, and he is grateful for the support the farm’s horses attract—but at the end of the day, it’s enjoying them for what they are that matters most. “I have just as much of a thrill walking through my pasture, looking at all of my incredible mares, who may be 3, who may be 30,” Jerome reflects. “It gives me a phenomenal amount of joy. There is so much peace, so much serenity. You have to live your own dream. I’m thankful for all that has been given to me.” n Anadalay J (Khaja J x Khassandra J) Ar abian Horse Times | 29 | Volume 46, No. 8


Baske Afire

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aske Afire, the Afire Bey V son who died prematurely in 2015, was a legitimate overnight sensation—but he was not a flash in the pan. He was just 2 when he bred his first mare in 2001, and the following year, he enjoyed his first national champion (She Be Afire). His foals hit with such smashing success that his own show career was suspended to satisfy breeding demand. At the age of 10, he came back to win the Scottsdale Pleasure Driving Championship, but it was more to show off for an appreciative crowd than to burnish his credibility. By then, he already had cracked the upper ranks of the sire lists and taken up permanent residency, in both halter and performance, for purebreds and Half-Arabians.

show ring to be evaluated. Brian Murch, who heads the training division at Strawberry Banks, observes that Baske Afire’s story is not yet over. In his legacy, they are seeing a trend—his daughters, particularly those who have been bred to A Temptation, appear to be writing a very promising chapter of their own. n

By Afire Bey V and out of the Baskevich daughter Mac Baske, Baske Afire was bred by Double Diamond Ranch and purchased by Joe Betten as a yearling. He was managed by Stachowski Farms, where he launched a steadily more impressive breeding career, until February 2008, when he was sold at auction in Scottsdale for a reported $2.8 million. For the rest of his life, he would live at Barbara Chur’s Strawberry Banks Farm in East Aurora, N.Y. Baske Afire’s career accelerated first in Half-Arabian competition, and due to the age of his foals at the time, in halter, but as his opening decade went on, his purebred and performance entries caught up to those records. From the 966 offspring registered by January 10, 2016, more than 500 were purebred Arabians, with more than 400 Half-Arabians. Baske Afire was put down due to a rare form of cancer in December. Since he was at mid-career when he died, it is only now that enough foals from his daughters have been in the Ar abian Horse Times | 31 | Volume 46, No. 8


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women around the world by Riyan Rivero

20 years ago, young horse enthusiast Taryl O’Shea sought out to volunteer at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. She had moved from Canada to Scottsdale on New Year’s Day and

had seen signs promoting the show. “I left a message at

the listed number and did not hear back, so I went out to WestWorld, walked into the old A-frame office building on the grounds and was signed up as a ribbon presenter.”

Taryl’s dedication to the volunteer position, and strong

work ethic garnered her the position of volunteer

organizer the following year. O’Shea’s official position with

the AHAA began in 1998. Currently serving as the Executive

Director, the 10-day Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo is the largest Arabian horse show in the world with over 300,000 people entering the gates, and the organization is responsible for over $1,000,000 in charitable giving to local and national organizations. Since 2011, she has also been producing the Scottsdale Polo Championships, the largest Polo event in North America.

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When asked what people might be surprised to know about her, Taryl replied, “I think it’s my aptitude for adventure. This last

summer I went on a glacier trekking expedition. We were

flown in by helicopter and rappelled to the base camp. It was a wild and fantastic adventure!” Taryl’s thrill seeking nature led her to compete in three-day Eventing and Hunter Jumper competitions for years. She chuckled as she realized that her sense of adventure had likely attributed to her ability to successfully navigate her

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When entering the AHAA offices in the Scottsdale Airpark for our interview, I

couldn’t help but notice the fantastic photo of Taryl on horseback in what she recalls

as the highlight of her equestrian life. In 2013, Celebrity Slide organizer, Phyllis

LaMalfa invited Taryl to ride in the increasingly popular event at the Scottsdale Arabian horse show. The Celebrity Slide is a “for fun and for profit” event that

pairs up well-known non reining personalities with the top reining trainers in the industry. The celebrities are auctioned in a Calcutta that awards 65% of the

proceeds to the buyer of the winning team. “I had full intent on practicing every

day and being fully prepared for the event,”

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Nathan Kent. He didn’t know me from Adam. He must have wondered what he had done to be paired with the ‘dud.’ I was the lowest selling ‘celebrity’ in the Calcutta,

and I overheard a group of

the pro’s wondering who the

‘office girl’ was that Nathan got

stuck with.” Taryl’s schedule had

been so filled with show management,

that she had not even had time to try on her chaps

“I kept telling myself, ‘just don’t fall off!’”

prior to the ride. “I couldn’t get them on! It took two people to help me pry the zippers

together and 3 people to hurl me on my horse, Kermit (Kharamat). I couldn’t move! I

kept telling myself, ‘just don’t fall off!’” On top of all that, Taryl and Kermit were

drawn as the first in the order of go. First draw is generally the kiss of death in reining competitions. As expressed in the photo on the facing page, she not only

stayed on, she nailed it! In the end, Taryl and Kermit held the lead score until the final horse competed. Nathan, Kermit and their ‘office girl’ shined as the Reserve Champion Celebrity Sliders.

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Taryl’s executive

director seat for the

AHAA is only one of many

of her responsibilities. In addition to

the Scottsdale Polo Championships, she also manages the Arabian Breeders World Cup show in Las Vegas and later

this year, will manage the Australian Nationals for her first time. Asking Taryl

if it was hard for her to juggle all the

major events, she replied, “Thankfully,

decisions or not. I love to help people with different personalities see the big picture and get along with one another.”

“My job is to help people learn about, love and own Arabian horses. I am lucky. . .”

I love what I do in my work, because there is currently very little free time outside of the workplace.” She is known for

O’Shea’s most excellent adventure

navigate the ‘big picture’ to the board

would lead her to this dream equestrian

her ability to clearly communicate and

members of each of the organizations she serves. She communicates with exhibitors, breeders, horse enthusiasts and

committees,

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carefully

constructs their thoughts, ideas and

efforts and presents them in a way that allows for careful consideration and

execution. “My job is to communicate

what the board of directors vote on and decide, whether I agree with their

began over 20 years ago. She had not imagined that her first steps on this path as a volunteer ribbon presenter lifestyle. “My job is to help people learn

about, love and own Arabian horses. I am lucky because I am positioned in organizations that produce world-class competitions that also take advantage of tremendous opportunities to share every aspect of the Arabian horse lifestyle.” .

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“Having shown Jake to two National Championships and bred and raised several of my own foals sired by him, I can honestly say Jake is a wonderful sire of both halter and performance horses that are beautiful, athletic and a true pleasure to train and show. Jake is an asset to any breeding program.” ~ Cynthia Burkman

“Most important criteria on my list when judging: MOVEMENT - has to be a great mover ATTITUDE - has to be willing and pleasant A PRETTY HORSE - needs to be one Where was Jake when I was judging? I congratulate Manny Lawrence on Jake’s ability to pass this to his foals as proven by their success in the show ring.” ~ Peter Cameron

Jullyen el Jamaal x Von Herte Only One Breeders Sweepstakes, Scottsdale Signature Stallion & AWPA Nominated Sire • SCID & CA Clear Manny Lawrence • Santa Ynez, California • (Ph) 805.693.1400 (C) 805.325.1613 • www.jadecreek.com

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Honored to be nominated for Readers’ Choice Western Trainer Of The Year!

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National Champions Built Here!

NOW ACCEPTING YOUR FUTURE CHAMPIONS

DLC THEBUCKSTOPSHERE

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JACKEE O

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Magnum Psyche x Truly Fame Miss, by Fame VF

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WC LEGALLY BLOND

Psytation EA x CT Pina Colada

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HP PSYMALL TOWN GIRL

Psytation EA x GG Cowgirl At Hart

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HP ROGER THAT

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HP KHARMA

Krusayder x Psytations Showgirl, by Psytation EA

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MATEO BPA

Krusayder x Shes All That

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Above Left: Shoulda Been A Cowboy (Pocos Pesos x Im Bringin Sexy Back) 2015 U.S. National Champion H/A Western Pleasure Futurity Bred & owned by Angela & David Daugherty Left: Alittle Beer Money (Poco Van Star Two x Mint Jullya V) 2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure AAOTR Maturity 2015 Canadian National Champion H/A Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Owned by Kristin Harkins

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Sundance Kid V x Milleah • AWPA Nominated Sire • Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Proudly owned by Michael & Debbie Knapic Standing at Setting Sun Stables • Joe Reser: 574-360-5649 • Michele Reser: 574-862-2231 Breeding Manager Joshua Biron: 574-334-0490 • breeding@settingsun-stables.com • www.SettingSun-Stables.com

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It’s The Right Time:

The New Arabian Western Pleasure Association

Nationals will be open to all foals by nominated stallions, but after five years, when there are 4 year olds foaled from breedings sold at the auction, the system alters slightly. Owners whose foals do not come from auction breedings may nominate the mares they breed to AWPA stallions and the foal from that year will be eligible to show in the futurity. However, there will be an extra incentive for mare owners to buy their breedings at the service auction: a percentage of additional prize money will be available for their entries in the classes.

“The first classes will be at the U.S. Nationals in 2016,” says Michele Reser, a member of the new organization’s Board of Directors. “We already have the go-ahead and okay from the show commission for two 4-year-old classes. Our goal is to have a $100,000 class for purebreds and a $50,000 class for Half-Arabians.” Traditionally, the prize money in a futurity such as this is funded by auctions of stallion services. AWPA’s first one is scheduled for 2016, held online January 1 through February 10, 2016. Stallions whose services are available there must have been nominated to the program by December 31, 2015, and breedings purchased at the auction must be used in 2016. To jumpstart the bank account, however, the organization started by auctioning four services to top stallions at the Arabian Horse Times Readers’ Choice Awards Dinner in Scottsdale in 2015. Breedings to 2014 U.S. National Champion Zefyr, 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Onyx A, and top sires Sundance Kid V and Khadraj NA sold for a total of $21,500. “Because we want to have the first classes in 2016, we’re also going to need donations for the first five years,” Michele Reser notes. “We all get tired of going to the same well, but if you want to get money out, you have to put money in.” After that, the prize money will be underwritten by the annual stallion service auction and the nomination fees of stallions and mares. The first step for sire owners is to nominate their stallions to the program. Participation in the futurity classes at U.S.

“We want to see the money going back to the amateurs and the breeders,” explains Michele Reser. “The goal is to encourage people to breed to our stallions—and to add excitement and importance to the classes. We want to help stallion owners and also get people excited about seeing the horses in the ring. These are amazing animals.” Part of the mission, she says, is to direct attention to the skill it takes to train and show western pleasure horses; it is easy to appreciate the supercharged performances of the English horses, while the western competition is more subtle. But it requires no less talent from the horses and riders, she points out, and as the audience becomes more involved, it can better understand the class’s finer points. In the beginning, the AWPA classes will be open to professionals only, but as the program grows, the group hopes to add amateur events as well. Even with the experience of the AEPA to help smooth the way, setting up and administering the AWPA is a big job. The first step has been the assembly of a Board of Directors, featuring a mix of trainers and amateurs: Rob Bick, Dave Daugherty, Rebecca Fulkerson, Amy Peterson, Josh Quintus, Michele Reser, Dana Romijn, Barbara Sink and Chelsea Wesson. “I’m very excited to be a part of it,” says Rebecca Fulkerson, an opinion echoed by others. A participant in the calcutta at the Nationals last year, she still remembers the exhilaration everyone felt as the evening went on. “Promoting the western horses is something that has been needed for a long time. We want to get people excited about it and excited about breeding again. The chance to go into a class with that much excitement and that much prize money is something that the western field deserves.” n

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Leading Living Western Pleasure Sire

*Khadraj NA+++/

by Christy Egan

When *Khadraj NA+++/ (*Ponomarev x Khatreena NA, by *Padron) arrived in America from Brazil as a three-year-old, his purpose here was unique. He was to be the ideal cross for the daughters of Fame VF+, U.S. National Champion Stallion. *Khadraj NA+++/ fulfilled this quest ‌ and then some. He became a multi-national champion in the ring and then a magnificent cross for both the daughters of Fame VF+ and for that stallion’s sire, Bey Shah+. *Khadraj NA+++/ then produced champion after champion, particularly in the western pleasure division. These beautiful show horses eventually came to define the elegance, balance and quality that have become the hallmark of the Arabian and Half-Arabian western pleasure show horse, and the envy of that division across all breeds. Ar abian Horse Times | 18 | Western


It is no surprise that *Khadraj NA+++/ is now the Leading Living Sire of National Winning Western Pleasure horses in America. At the close of 2015, *Khadraj NA+++/ is the sire of 99 national winners with 424 national awards, 61 national championships and 44 reserve national championships. Among these horses are 37 national champions and 14 reserve national champions. An amazing 64% have won one or more of their national titles in a western division (Fame VF+’s percentage is 45%, Sundance Kid V’s is 58% and Jullyen El Jamaal’s is 42%). Among the biggest of the *Khadraj NA+++/ national winners are RA Monaco+//, Garth MH+//, Kharismatic PGA+//, Khardinal Sin+//, and Khontroversy PGA+//. *Khadraj NA+++/’s beauty and his ability to pass it on have made him the sire of 15 national champions and/or reserves in halter as well. His quality, conformation and soundness have produced extreme athletes like: RA Lanai, winner of 19 national awards, including national championships and reserves in reining, working and reined cow horse, and equitation, with open, amateur and junior riders; and ST Shamrock++++//, winner of 19 national awards, including national championships and reserves in dressage, working hunter and hunter hack. Among the first trainers to work with *Khadraj NA+++/ was Greg Harris and his comments say a great deal. “I saw *Khadraj in Scottsdale when he was presented there in halter,” Greg says. “He came to me for training in the fall of 2002. After a few rides, I realized how good he was and it became a total commitment for me. He is by far, the best horse I’ve ever ridden. I don’t think that I will ever have another horse that good for the rest of my life. I have ridden and worked with dozens of his offspring. They have a lot of heart and are very willing to try. On top of everything else, he has an amazing disposition. A five-year-old could walk into a stall with him and *Khadraj would put his head down and just look at him. I could get off of *Khadraj in the middle of the arena, loop the reins over the horn and walk away and he would follow me anywhere. He always liked his work and he loves being with people.” Trainer Liz Bentley has been standing 2012 U.S. National Champion Western Pleasure Horse Khaberet PGA+/ at stud for Nancy and Robert Risen since she rode him to his national title. “The *Khadraj horses are visually beautiful and athletic,” Liz says. “They are not ‘whiners.’ I like to say that they ‘pack their briefcases and go to work!’ They are responsive, sensitive and trainable, and they never take an “off ” step. I feel very fortunate to have Khaberet and other *Khadraj offspring like Promisa J (showing this summer with Larry Jerome’s daughter Indira), in my life!” Stan White III has a full sibling to Promisa J … Khaja J (x Promise V). Stan moved into his own training facility, White Oak Farms, LLC, on January 1st in Conroe, Tex. “Khaja J is a beautiful and extremely athletic 5-year-old bay stallion,” says Stan. “He has all of the physical attributes of a top western horse—short-coupled back, hocks low to the ground and

wonderful manners to boot.” Stan is training and standing the colt in 2016 for Larry Jerome. Trainer Ron Copple was also fortunate with his *Khadraj NA+++/ experiences, as the rider/trainer of 2015 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Pleasure Futurity, Blue J. “*Khadraj horses are consistent in temperament,” says Ron, “as well as talent and quality. The way they use their necks and their hindquarters, and their tendency to think slowly, makes them outstanding in western pleasure. I will be showing National Champion Blue J in Scottsdale next month for Rachael and Terry Schliebe. J.T. Keller, who will show Kharried Away J—full sibling to multi-top ten Khartwright J—at the Scottsdale show in H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse, praises his *Khadraj NA+++/ show horses. “He’s a great sire,” J.T. says, “and I have admired and ridden some top *Khadraj stallions and geldings, but I believe as time goes on, it is his daughters that will prove priceless in the breeding shed.” Perhaps most importantly for the Arabian breed, the rare bloodlines of *Khadraj NA+++/ contain no crosses to Huckleberry Bey++, Bay El Bey++, *Bask++ or Ali Jamaal, making him, and his sons and daughters, once again horses with a unique purpose: to outcross perfectly with the Arabian pedigrees that currently dominate the western horse breeding pool in America. n Research by Arabian Results, Jan. 2016

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A JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE Jeremy Harper

The Harper Family: Jeremy, Chelsea, Payne, and Chloe.

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JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE

You will be judging the western division at Scottsdale and U.S. Nationals. Please share with us your background in the Arabian horse business and how and why you became a judge for the Arabian division. I started riding and showing Arabians when I was 13. It was a family affair; my brother and I showed, and my parents supported us wholeheartedly. Soon after we started, my parents decided they would like to start breeding which I have now taken over. We have breed nationalquality Arabians and Half-Arabians for over 20 years. As I grew older, it was my desire to give back to the community in a different way; this is when I decided to pursue my judge’s card. I received my judges license in 1996 and have enjoyed judging all over the country and the world ever since.   There has been a lot of discussion on our western horses’ movement; what do you look for in a good moving western horse? I like to see my western horses moving forward in a straight line with impulsion starting on their hindquarters and moving towards their front end. I am very concerned with seeing a balanced animal, not a horse pulling itself along or pushing too hard from behind with a stiff front end. Next, I like to watch their shoulders and make sure they are lifted and their back is engaged properly. If all of this is in place I should get my ideal mover, a soft, quiet horse that demonstrates an ease of movement and willingness to do their job because it is so natural for them. Quality is very important in western horses. What do you feel is the most important conformation-ally on an Arabian western horse? The first place I look on a horse to decide if it has ideal conformation for western pleasure is their cannon bones. I want them to be relatively short and have proper angulation. This way, my horse can push itself forward from the hind end and carry itself properly. Next, I look for a short, strong back. This will also help with carriage and balance. Lastly, I like to look at their shoulders. I want to see good angulation and good length of shoulder. This will allow them to be balanced and move softly as I explained in the last question.

Jeremy judging the South African Regionals.

Over the years, there has been a lot of different styles in the way western horses perform. What are your thoughts on the big drape in the reins? I enjoy seeing a horse on a draped rein, if it is a properly executed drape. By this, I mean a horse moving forward in a straight line with its shoulders lifted. I do not like to see horses on a drape if they are behind the vertical, looking intimidated by the bridle. Most of the time, if a horse is not properly moving on a draped rein, it will affect their movement; they will be stiff on the front end and will not be using their hindquarters

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effectively. If a horse can maneuver properly on the drape, then they get a plus from me; if the horse is not moving correctly and is on a drape, then they would get a minus on my card.   When a horse is performing, what do you like to see in regards to expression? My ideal western pleasure horse looks relaxed with quiet ears and a responsive mouth. I do not want to confuse people though, for me, relaxed does not mean lethargic. This horse should have ample energy to do his job with ease for as long as it is asked of him. His demeanor should reflect an animal that is happy and willing to do his job.   As a judge, what advice would you give to amateurs who are showing and presenting horses? First and foremost, have fun; enjoy what you are doing. Secondly, ride the horse you have

today. Exhibit him in a way that shows off his or her best characteristics. Do not override your mount.   There is a tendency for people to ride in the middle of the arena. Having been on both sides as a judge and exhibitor, what are your thoughts on that and what advice would you give to exhibitors? This is a show, so go out there and show your horse! Be strategic about which places you ride on and off the rail. Give your horse the best chance to succeed. If your horse is more comfortable on the rail in certain spots, do not be afraid to move back to the rail. I like to see exhibitors ride off the rail, but only if they are maneuvering their horse in a straight line. It is my job to see you as a judge, so don’t worry, I will find you. Do what is best for you and your horse in that particular class.  

Jeremy and National Champion Laurel Starr+/ (LBA Lode Star x Muskadot).

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JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE

Jeremy, Chelsea, and Payne Harper with 2015 Youth National Champion Caliente Virtuoso.

Having witnessed well trained gaits in the open classes, in your opinion, what separates the good ones from the great ones? In the open classes, all the horses are well trained and you see many different styles of western horses. For me, transitions are a key element that separates the good from the great. I like to see my western horses ease in and out of gaits without too much stress or help from their rider. Is it easy for them to do their job or are they having to get quite a bit of help from their trainer? Also, their quality of movement is a bit point of differentiation. I seldom see true, soft movers. Lastly, I look at their type and quality. I want them to look like a true, beautiful Arabian or Half-Arabian. If you were to give an amateur advice on proper show ring attire, what would you suggest? Are there any trends that you see in the show ring

that bother you? For me, proper show ring attire starts with a good fitting garment. Secondly, have a clean garment. I also recommend a conservative color that complements your horse. Especially in western, I recommend a clean, well-shaped hat. I find that these are easy ways to stand out in the show ring. I think in the western classes, some of the outfits have gotten a little too loud. Sometimes I find that they have gotten so ostentatious that they begin to detract from the entire picture.   What advice would you give to someone who is showing to help calm their nerves? Have fun! Remember, that is the reason we show these animals! It is not a life or death matter, we are all blessed to be able to show these horses. Take a deep breath, relax, and ride the ride. n

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AmAteur Spotlight ... ANNE WHITAKER-KELLER We never intended—or even fathomed—how much success our breeding program would have. We only intended to breed a mare or two every year or so. It was one or two foals that created the foundation for continued success.

How long have you been involved with Arabian horses? Since 1989 when my parents purchased a Half-Arabian pony for me. Over the years, one pony turned into multiple horses and that turned into breeding Arabians. Now we have a full string of breeding and show horses.   What disciplines have you shown in and are competing in now? When I started riding at 8, I rode and showed in hunter pleasure and dressage. In 1998, I wanted to try something new and made the switch to western pleasure. Now I only show in western pleasure which is the focus of our breeding program as well.     What is your favorite riding style? There is nothing like riding a finished western horse, especially a really good one! It’s my “Ferrari.”     Do you come from a long line of family involvement with the Arabian horse? While my family is very involved with the horses, “tradition” will start with me. I was the typical horse crazy little girl, and while my parents are animal lovers, neither had horses prior to me and our Half-Arabian pony.

I hope that my husband and I can carry on the breeding program that I started with my parents, and our influence carries on in future generations of the horses that we’ve bred.   Who is your favorite horse you have ever owned? That would be a tie between Navigator A, the first horse we ever bred, and Onyx A, our current breeding stallion and western show horse extraordinaire. Both horses went on to become multi-National Champions in the Western Open and Amateur divisions. I had the honor of showing and winning national championships with them both. However, my love for both of these horses started the day they were born.  I think they picked me as much as I picked them.    

Anne with Onyx A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA).

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Anne and multi-National Champion Onyx A.

How many horse events do you attend a year? I usually try to attend two of the three National-level events each year (Scottsdale, Canadian and U.S.

Anne with Psyanne A (Psymadre x BA Miss Mindy).

Nationals). I usually go to about two regional shows and a few Class A shows each year as well.   What would be one thing our readers would be surprised to know about you? That I barely showed as a youth rider. Prior to 1998, I had only shown at a few local non-rated schooling shows and local Class A shows, and I never showed with a trainer.  I was the one who clipped, bathed, lounged, groomed, tacked, braided, warmed-up and showed my pony. I was thrilled to get a ribbon at all even the “brown” one. My first national show that I competed in wasn’t until 2004 when I showed Navigator A at the Canadian Nationals. That was also my first national championship.     If there is one person you could thank in this world, who would it be and why? It would be two people … my parents who have supported my love of horses from the beginning.     How do you see your involvement in the Arabian horse business 15 years from now? I hope to still be breeding and showing Arabian horses. We’ve been very fortunate with our breeding program and hope that the foundation that we built over the past 18 years continues long into the future. n

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PleAsure Horse: Always Moving Forward In our Arabian world, every division continues to evolve, and it’s a beautiful thing. From the type of horses being bred, training techniques, viewpoints on the positives occurring, and adversely, ideas on positive change to move forward— people are always striving to make it better. And while there is no doubt that change is good, healthy, and necessary, some things just don’t need to be fixed. The following western pleasure interviews feature breeders, owners, trainers, and amateurs, who strive to be dynamic, share their techniques, look for answers, and hope to see this industry and the western community continue to grow.

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liz bentley IIB Farms, Owner and Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. Everything about the western drape and proper collection of the western horse begins with the conformation of the horse. Then the training comes in. The horse has to drive with his hind quarter and support his frame from behind; lift his midsection and shoulders and remain soft in the poll. If he has this proper carriage and frame, then he will properly wear a draped rein. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I call Greg Harris! Lol! He’s everybody’s “go to guy!” Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. As far as my generation I believe Stanly White Jr., Bob Hart Jr., Brett Becker and always Greg Harris—they have all influenced the western division in various ways and as a whole have brought it to where it is today. Any

division Stan trained in, he was great. His western horses were always soft, smooth and moved correctly. Bobby started the slow, low western horses with a drape, Brett picked up the shoulders and the head and continued the drape; Greg was always training great western horses. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? I like where the western horses are today. They’re using their hind quarters and lifting their shoulders and moving forward with truer gaits than ever before. I’d like to see some allowances in the show pen from the judges. Many times you’ll hear comments such as, “I had your horse on top, but I saw you check it or lift your hand.” Every horse needs help rebalancing or checking to regulate rhythm and speed. I’d like judges to understand that and not penalize for it. Of course, that’s as long as it’s not excessive or obvious. 

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rob bick RBC Show Horses, Owner and Trainer Describe the term drape and what it looks like when done properly. A draped rein occurs when the horse is not leaning on the bridle. A horse will stop leaning on the bridle when they have learned to support their head with their hind leg. So, when a horse consistently supports their head with their hind leg while moving forward, a draped rein consistently occurs. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? (Haha, put down the shovel) go back to the basics. I find asking for help from my wife as to what exercises to do is very helpful.  Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. There is really no “one” person for me, but I will name several that have over the years helped me with what I thought a western horse should look like. Skip Carpenter, Ray LaCroix, Bob Hart Jr., Stan White Jr., Brett Becker,

Jody Strand, Josh Quintus, Joe Reser and Greg Harris, have all had an influence in training. Sheila Varian, Frank Chisholm, DeCarol Williamson and Larry Jerome, have all had an influence producing the temperament and type of horse that fit today’s western mold. Where do you see the Arabian Western pleasure division in the next 5 years? I think the Arabian western division is on the upswing, with the AWPA money program catching a lot of attention. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? The horses are moving well, they are beautiful and very trainable. I wouldn’t change much; you occasionally see horses that are broken gated or forced, but they get buried by the well trained, good moving horses. Arabians are the best western horses in any breed!

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PriscillA cluff GRK Farms, Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. Drape in relation to western pleasure refers simply to the looseness of the reins, but in reality it is so much more. For a horse to be draped properly, the horse must be so perfectly balanced that it is not needing virtually any help from the reins, thus exhibiting ideal self-carriage. The horse must be engaging from behind, lifting its back, withers, and base of neck, while staying soft in the jaw. It must have round or elliptical motion from hocks, knees, and shoulders, with a square, soft, slow footed way of going. I will say that I have seen excessive drape, where the reins are flopping by the horse’s knees. This is not attractive. And an attempted drape on a horse that is a poor, unbalanced mover is also not attractive. Some horses do not have the balance to go on a drape. But a drape on a very talented horse with true self-carriage is a beautiful sight. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I often go back to ground work. Bitting, long lining, ground driving, or even some sort of basic groundwork exercise with a stick and string will help me find and patch a hole in my training. I also love to have someone video me so I can see what needs improvement. I like having an organized training system, but not all horses

fit into that system, so it’s important to have more tools in the toolbox to pull out from time to time. Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. I am so impressed with quite a few trainers in the western division. The person that has been the most influential for me has been Liz Bentley. She always pushes for perfection. She is a little woman and still she gets her horses to do amazing things! Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? I see the western division branching out to include some halter stallions, both as western show horses and also as outcross stallions to the Sundance Kid V/Khadraj NA/Jullyen El Jamaal bloodlines that are so prevalent in western pleasure currently. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? I feel that the Arabian western pleasure division is right on track. Horses are being rewarded for quality of movement above all else. It is so hard to keep a western horse happy over its show career, and that is something I think is a challenge that needs to be kept in mind for all our beautiful western horses.

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rebeccA fulkerson Rick Gault Training LLC, Amateur Rider Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. I feel everyone gets hung up on “the drape.” I don’t think that many horses can go around properly on a drape, and sometimes we put too much emphasis on that rather than quality of movement. If a horse can go around and be locked in the bridle carrying itself, there’s really nothing prettier, but the same can’t be said about a horse going around on a drape and scrambling to find its balance or its rear end 10 feet behind them. If it’s done properly (and this can only be done if you have a horse that’s built for it and is willing to do so), a horse will push from behind because that’s where it all comes from, therefore picking its shoulders up, base of the neck up, and poll down. I find a horse

that goes around soft and with light contact much more attractive 9 out of 10 times, but those special horses that can go around so locked in and on a drape, those horses are special What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? Well, luckily for me I just blame my trainer (Rick Gault). Just kidding. Thankfully, I don’t have that pressure as trainers do to constantly be evolving with a training program; but as one of Rick’s amateurs, you do learn to evolve as a rider with new ways of doing things. Essentially, his basics always stay the same, but we as clients of his, are so fortunate that he is constantly working on bettering his skills and keeps things different

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for the horses so they don’t get in a rut. That speaks volumes as to why his horses go around for so many years happy as they were when they were young doing their jobs. Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. Clearly I am beyond biased, but I truly feel that Rick has had a major impact on the western division. His ability to hand-gallop a horse so forward, I think, made the western division more fun, especially the open. Granted, sometimes the hand-gallop can get a little overdone, but he had some exceptional horses in DA Aquila and Zimmeron PGN specifically, that were able to really run and do so in frame—it’s a thrill to watch. His junior horses over the years, have been incredible as well, let me tell you; riding a Rick Gault hackamore horse is fun, fun, fun! You’re basically riding in a halter and they are so well trained, I just hope to not screw it up. Beyond that, I have always had so much admiration for the White Family, Liz Bentley, and Bill Porcher. Seeing pictures of C A Hermoso when I was young just made me crave the western discipline. Where do you see the Arabian Western pleasure division in the next 5 years? I believe with the newly

founded Arabian Western Pleasure Association (AWPA), we are going to see the western division really grow in numbers, breeding and overall excitement. I hope that people who have always been into English or halter will come over and join the fun in western, and those that are outside of our breed, will come in higher numbers. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? One of the biggest things I love about the western division is the camaraderie among the riders (both open and amateur classes). Sure, we are all there to do the best we can, and the goal is to be the best that day, but I see more pats on the back and hugs after a western class than most divisions. It gets tense, don’t get me wrong; but at the end of the day, I think we all have a true respect for each other and each other’s horses. Aside from that, I think the skill level from trainers, riders, and horses is top notch. As to what to change … I wouldn’t change anything other than it not be so deep in these classes! Just kidding! The quality this past nationals was unbelievable in so many classes. Even if the numbers weren’t super high, the quality was tops!

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Jt keller JT Keller Performance Horses, Owner and Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. Actually, “drape” is a term from the past. A lot of people tried to achieve “drape” some years ago, but quickly realized that it dramatically changed the way a horse moved and looked. I believe most western trainers have realized this and have moved more from the “drape” to a loose rein or light contact, to achieve the look of easy/ soft moving that allows the horse themselves, to stay soft and create an off the bridle look that makes the reins hang loose while keep true to their gate. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? Phone a friend or go golfing! Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. There is not one single person. I have learned from darn near everyone in our industry and some other breeds as well. But my top five most influential people have been: Jody Strand, Brian Scoggins, Josh Quintus, Gordon Potts, and Stan White III.

Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? With the addition of the new money classes and a lot of buzz in our division, I see it possibly growing if everything runs right! What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? I really believe that our group of trainers have made huge strides to train smarter and smoother. The western horses are less stressed and better moving. The only thing I would change is the judging. I think the education process needs to change and if you are going to judge the U.S. National western division, you have to judge that class as it unfolds in front of you. The education of western at the judging school is so outdated. Videos and writeups need to be updated and furthermore, the school should have people teaching or at least giving proper instruction to the current trends and how horses are going now, not 20 years ago.

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sArAH PAriPovicH Sarah Parapovich Training, Owner and Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. A draped rein is more than just a loose rein. A proper drape is when there is minimal contact between the rider’s hand and the horse’s mouth, while the horse moves forward in a soft, and supple manner.   What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I take a step back, and reevaluate my approach. I will not hesitate to ask the opinion of other trainers. Everyone has their own way of doing things, and sometimes a fresh opinion can solve a problem!  Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. I don’t think there is just one person that has been the most influential. A couple of pioneers in the current style of western pleasure would be Stan White Jr. and Bob Hart Jr. There have been other trainers who have set the bar incredibly high, and have systems that other trainers adopt. A few of these trainers, in my

opinion, are: Brett Becker, Liz Bentley, Rick Gault and Greg Harris. Everyone has their own talents to offer the breed.  Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? I see positive things for the western division in the next 5 years. As people have begun breeding more exclusively for western horses, the discipline is getting more competitive. With new money programs being added for western horses, I believe it will be more enticing for new owners.  What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? There are more positives than I could possibly mention, and the quality of the horse has to be right up there. People are breeding for athletic ability, mental soundness, and beauty. Also, the horses are being managed better than ever before. The trainers and owners that I know, myself included, are diligent about the wellbeing of their horses.  

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Gordon Potts The Brass Ring, Inc., Owner and Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. When done properly, the horse carries himself throughout the class on a loose rein with the same frame and speed without having to be corrected. A great western horse is a good mover and remains collected throughout the whole class. When done correctly, it is a pleasure for both horse and rider.

Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? I see the next 5 years just getting bigger and better with the addition of the AWPA. Also, I think that one of our greatest pluses is that our division is the most attractive for those who are getting older and prefer an easier ride physically. It is a division they can still do.

What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I try to remove all the emotion and just look at the specific problem I am having and solve it. I’ll go back to the basics and fundamentals that are necessary to train a horse to work out the problems.

What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? I hope it stays the same. I think we have a really good product. Our horses move and carry themselves well without a lot of help from their riders. Of all the breeds, our western pleasure horses stand out as being the best movers and happiest.

Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. There have been many greats before and after, but Stanley White Jr. set a standard of excellence that has had the most impact in our division. For many years he would not show throughout the year and appear at nationals and win.

We often have the tendency in our breed, to look for problems that don’t exist. I think that we have a great deal going here and need to support and maintain it.

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nAncy risen IIB Farms, Standing Khaberet PGA Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. As an amateur, I like to see a horse going on a manageable length drape and at the same time, collected and cadenced to perfection. When you see this, it is breathtaking, the look of horse and rider working well together with a happy attitude displayed. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I go back to the basics and bit them up in the round pen and let them find themselves, give them a little break. Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. There have been so many great western trainers, but as

I look back over the years, I think Billy Harris was great and had a major impact on the division long term. Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? It has become so popular that we are just starting to see more favorable programs available within the industry, and I would expect to see more in the future as the western horse is special and truly in demand. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? Recognition of the training it takes to understand each horses’ ability and help it to understand what is being asked of it. As an amateur, I like to see a happy western horse wearing its ears and wanting to please the trainer.

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leslie sommer Setting Sun Stables, Amateur Rider Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. Drape can vary from horse to horse. Some horses can go on a loose drape naturally and others need more contact. To me, the most important thing about drape is that the length of the rein stay the same at each gait. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? Not being a trainer, I leave that up to the experts and I believe they are thankful for that! Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. For me it is Joe Reser. He is always learning; pushing himself to improve. He is not afraid to ask for help if he has hit a road block. And he treats his clients and horses with kindness and he makes it fun!

Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? I believe with the AWPA in its startup year, it’s only going to get better. The quality of the horses and movement are getting better. I’m excited to see what the future holds. What are the positives you see in the Western Pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? The first thing I want to say about the western division is that they always step up. Every year they come to the plate for the AHDF Wednesday night event at nationals, and I thank them for it! The second thing I see that is positive, is we are putting prettier, better moving horses in the show ring. I believe the days of the intimidated horse are over ... I hope. The thing I would like to change is the perception that riding western is easy. The western trainers do such an amazing job, it just looks that way.

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Jody strAnd Strand’s Arabians, Owner and Trainer Describe the term “drape” and what it looks like when done properly. The term drape to me shows a degree of softness with the horse. It has changed over time how it is presented, but to me the degree to what it is done is specific to horse and rider. I don’t think it’s appealing to the eye if the reins are too long and aren’t quiet during the ride. However, with that being said, if your horse will let you have a big drape and still keep his frame and shape of his neck, then go for it! The main form of contact for me when having a drape is mainly my legs. Showing your horse with a big drape shows that you have contact elsewhere on the horse to make him maintain that frame. I feel that it is most important to make sure your reins are quiet and your hand is far enough forward to prevent the horses shoulder from moving them. What do you do when you find yourself in a training rut? I go back to the basics. I get off of the horse and do ground work and start from the beginning. I teach every horse of mine from the outset to line drive and always start with ground work. Also, if you really need to get out of a training rut, go to a competitive horse show and the competition will kick you back into high gear! Name the person who has been most influential in the Western Pleasure division and describe their impact. The very first person that comes to mind for me would be Stanley White Jr. He really raised the bar for the western pleasure division and took it to a whole new

level. Another person that also comes to mind is Bobby Hart Jr. Both of these men were very influential in developing our division. Where do you see the Arabian Western Pleasure division in the next 5 years? I see it just continuing to get better and better. The quality of horses is constantly improving. I feel that the Arabian Western Pleasure Junior Horse class at U.S. Nationals this year was the best junior horse class in years. The division is constantly growing and I feel that with programs like the Arabian Western Pleasure Association, it will only make it stronger. The western pleasure division has been lucky to be a part of major events in the industry as well, such as the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund event this past year at nationals. This will also bring growth to the division. What are the positives you see in the western pleasure division and would like to see preserved? What would you change? The positives are constantly improving the division through great programs that are being put in place, and the continuation of being part of events associated with the Distress Fund. The one thing I would change would not only affect the western division, but every division, and that would be to have more prize money for owners. To be able to put money back in the owners’ pockets is always a positive thing and will support the industry by doing so. n

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2015

nAtionAl Western PleAsure

leAders Includes U.S., Canadian and Youth National Western Pleasure Champion and Reserve wins. 10 & Under excluded.

Overall Arabian & Half-Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins 1. Monaco Jullyen V 2. Onyx A 3. Beystarrs Kadance Caliente Virtuoso CPH Belle Starr EE Xtreme Heat JD Cruise Control KW Scarletts Tara STLA C Im Fondau Wata Zimple Man RS

3 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships

Owner Shamrock Farms LLC

Richard, Gail & Anne Whitaker

Fadwa & Shahar Lawrence

Robin Porter Nicole Leverett Lorra or Laura Smith Jennifer McVoy Georgina Ramirez Diane Franklin

R. Fulkerson or P. Singleton

Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins 1. Monaco Jullyen V 2. Onyx A 3. Beystarrs Kadance EE Xtreme Heat JD Cruise Control KW Scarletts Tara

3 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships, 1 reserve 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships

Owner Shamrock Farms LLC

Richard, Gail & Anne Whitaker

Fadwa & Shahar Lawrence

Lorra or Laura Smith Jennifer McVoy Georgina Ramirez

Half-Arabian Leading Horses by number of wins 1. Caliente Virtuoso CPH Belle Starr STLA C Im Fondau Wata Zimple Man RS 2. Alittle Beer Money Courage Under Fire Love This Kiss RD Habanero

2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 2 championships 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve 1 championship, 1 reserve

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Owner Robin Porter Nicole Leverett Diane Franklin

R. Fulkerson or P. Singleton

Kristin Harkins Sandra Daniel Donald LeFever Silver Aspen Ranch


Arabian Overall Leading Sires by number of winning get 1. Khadraj NA 2. Sundance Kid V 3. Jullyen El Jamaal Versace Zimmeron PGN 4. C A Hermoso Padrons Psyche Rohara Moon Storm Starof Fame V

by number of wins 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2

1. Jullyen El Jamaal 2. Sundance Kid V 3. Khadraj NA 4. Zimmeron PGN 5. C A Hermoso Padrons Psyche Versace

8 7 6 4 3 3 3

Arabian Leading Sires by number of Arabian winning get 1. Khadraj NA 2. Jullyen El Jamaal Sundance Kid V 3. Padrons Psyche

by number of Arabian wins 4 3 3 2

1. Jullyen El Jamaal 2. Khadraj NA Sundance Kid V 3. Padrons Psyche

by number of Half-Arabian winning get 1. Zimmeron PGN C A Hermoso

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Overall Leading Open Trainers

Half-Arabian Leading Open Trainer

(Top Ten included) by number of wins

(Top Ten included) by number of wins

1. Josh Quintus Joe Reser 2. Brett Becker 3. Jody Strand 4. Tommy Garland JT Keller

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1. Joe Reser 2. Brett Becker Josh Quintus 3. Tommy Garland

Arabian Leading Open Trainers (Top Ten included) by number of wins 1. JT Keller Josh Quintus 2. Brett Becker Joe Reser Jody Strand

5 5 4 4 4

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Overall Leading Owners by number of horses 1. Sheila Curley Steve and Karen Freeman Monroe Equine LLC Wold Springs Ranches, Inc.

2 2 2 2

Overall Leading Breeders by number of horses 1. Petroglyph Arabians Varian Arabians 2. Rick and Laura Gault Marty Lake and Susan Al-Abbas Sally Leonardini Robert Williams MD and John Brown

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Arabian Leading Breeders

Half-Arabian Leading Breeders

by number of horses

by number of horses

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3 2

1. Marty Lake and Susan Al-Abbas Sally Leonardini

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breaking crowds at each of the events. Tour facilitator, Scott Bailey, reported the average number of visitors to December 31 2015 - January 3 , 2016 have been 350 people at every event. A large percent of story and photos by Riyan Rivero those in attendance were new to the tours and/or the Scottsdale’s most prestigious Arabian horse farms Arabian horse. welcomed the public to experience beautiful Arabian horses during a multi-day event over the New Year The ArabHorse Farm Tour also supports charitable foundations, including the annual Benefit Auction for weekend. Healing Hearts Animal Rescue & Refuge, which raised The annual ArabHorse Farm Tour offers horse enthusiasts, over $24,000 to help distressed, abandoned or abused Arizona locals and often international travelers a rare horses. Gemini Acres Equine and Rae-Dawn Arabians opportunity to experience the beauty, history and lifestyle were hosts of this year’s auction. of the Arabian horse up-close and personal. Thirteen of the Valley’s most prestigious farms opened The tour has become known to the locals as a must-attend their barns to the public at no charge, for this multicommunity event. This year the beauty of the horses, the day event showcasing world-renowned Arabian horses. energy of the presentations and the class and elegance of The pages that follow offer a photographic tour of the the party spreads were celebrated under the comfort of exceptional horses, record breaking crowds, families, spectacular weather conditions. The warmth, sunshine friends and some of the Arabian communitie’s most and crisp air was no doubt a contributor to record beautiful facilities.

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FACES & PLACES A r a bi a n Hor s e A s s oci at ion Jud g e s A nd E x h ibitor S c hool Many Arabian enthusiasts gathered in Scottsdale, Ariz., the first weekend of December to attend the Judges and Exhibitor School. Hosted by the Arabian Horse Association for exhibitors to learn more about the rulebook, the Arabian breed itself, and judging in the variety of disciplines offered at our shows, everyone is welcome to participate! Attendees of the school were able to participate in live judging. The first stop was to Gemini Acres Equine—a beautiful facility. They presented a number of halter horses for all to practice judging. After visiting Gemini, students then moved on to judging classes at the Desert Classic All-Arabian Show held at WestWorld. After attending the school and meeting the minimum requirements as a learner judge, individuals are then eligible to move forward in the process of become a judge. For more information, go to https://www.arabianhorses.org/additional/judges-stewards/seminar-schools/ n

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As difficult as it may seem to find the finest overall son of Marwan when there are so many, the choice now seems quite clear as 2-Time World Champion *Kahil Al Shaqab is proving over and over again that he is capable of filling the giant shoes belonging to his sire, having produced two Gold World Champions and one Silver. As a rightful son of King Marwan, *Kahil Al Shaqab has stepped forth, strengthened by the immortal trio: *Bask++, Bey Shah+ and *Eukaliptus, who dominate the distaff side of his pedigree and lend tremendous credibility to his role as a top breeding stallion worldwide. *Kahil Al Shaqab left the State Studs of Poland with the aforementioned Gold World Championships to solidify his tenure there as a sire, as well as champion sons and daughters throughout the Middle East and Europe. Kahil is young but already so very important to the future. The arrival of *Kahil Al Shaqab in America and to the breeding barns of Midwest opens the doors to a vast group of incredible mares that are certain to further substantiate his value as one of the great breeding stallions, and further his march toward a Kingly reign all his own.


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Living just outside of Los Angeles for the past 13 years has brought some unusual situations into my life. It’s a lifestyle with a diverse blend of people that is much different than what I was accustomed to growing up in Michigan. Some of the people who have come through my barn have been Hollywood movie producers, actors and actresses, reality show and commercial producers, musicians, professional athletes and big corporate brand owners. My ranch was once owned by Zsa Zsa Gabor and a neighboring property is the old Binglin Stable—once owned by Bing Crosby and Lindsay Howard and the home of Seabiscuit—so perhaps acquiring this farm with its Hollywood connections was a foreshadowing of things to come. Just a week before this past Christmas, I got a call from a very good friend of mine. She has been a treasured friend for over 30 years so when she calls and asks for help, I’m happy to oblige. She is a “top dog” at one of the major record labels and also a “horse girl” which is how we came to know one another decades ago. She and her husband have bred and shown many notable champions in the Arabian and Half-Arabian industry. Her call was somewhat typical. She was looking for a “white pony” and needed it delivered on December 22nd which gave me five days to find, buy and deliver. But there was something a little more notable to this request that I was not able to disclose—the white pony was a Christmas present for the six-time Grammy Award winning artist and Golden Globe winning actress Lady Gaga. The request came to my friend through Lady Gaga’s management team. Gaga had expressed her desire for a “white pony” and they set out to make this Christmas the most memorable and impressive one ever. But for the corporate executives at her record label, the challenge in finding a pony was equally impressive as most of them were not fluent in anything equine. They browsed through Craigslist® (yes, I cringed) and found a few options, but they had no guidelines

for finding a suitable match for the megastar. It was at the corporate Christmas party that a team executive remembered that my friend had horse connections and asked her for some help. She then called me and, never being shy of a challenge, I was ready to work on “Operation: White Pony.” I wrote a simple request on Facebook© asking if anyone had a white pony that I could buy and needed delivered before Christmas. I got several leads and with great luck, a longtime client of mine, Deanna Scanlan, from the Bay Area, had a “white pony” she was using in her lesson program. Bailey Ann (Tri-Ef Kings Ransom x Amberabba) is a 17-year-old Half-Arabian mare and one of the prettiest and smallest HalfArabians I’ve ever seen. She looks like a small and refined purebred Arabian and would certainly pass the white pony test. I sent a photo to my friend, worked out the sale specifics and had her on the trailer heading for Somis the night before her special delivery. Also the night before, my wife Shawn was working with Gaga’s assistants on getting all of the details organized to make for a paramount presentation. A new red halter and lead, a big red bow with a large card attached and a red bucket with grooming supplies. This was going to be Gaga’s first horse, so we felt we should get her a few basic essentials before just showing up and handing her a horse. I also felt that this project served a bigger purpose than just being a Christmas present for a celebrity. The morning of delivery day, I saddled up Bailey Ann and put my six-year-old daughter, Venzia, on her just to make sure she wasn’t going to do anything silly. Venzia was glowing, smiling from ear to ear and sitting up proud in the saddle as I lead her around our property. Bailey Ann was the perfect size for her and I could see a confidence in Venzia that I hadn’t seen before. I have to confess, I wished I was giving the horse to my daughter.

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We untacked Bailey Ann, loaded her in the trailer and headed for Malibu. When we arrived outside of the gates of Gaga’s oceanfront property, we connected with her staff and made our final delivery plan. My eight-year-old daughter, Arista, hand-walked the horse just steps away from her front door and was accompanied by Shawn and my 11-year-old son, Slayde. I’m pretty sure when she opened the door, she thought she was being punked. There stood a little girl and a white pony adorned in red details. When Gaga read the note attached to the ribbon, it finally hit her that “Santa” had arrived with a very special gift. The surprise, excitement and delight on her face was just like that of an entranced young child’s, even though she’s a 29 year old super-star. She spent the rest of the day riding bareback and barefoot. News of her Christmas gift hit the world the next day after she posted a few images on social media. There was an internet explosion of questions and comments, likes, shares, and tweets and it was at that moment that I felt I had contributed to something bigger than just finding and delivering a horse. Over the past 20 years, we (as a horse community) have seen a decline of the “white pony dream.” It has been replaced by the younger generations’ desires for phones, tablets, video games, computers ... anything to keep them sitting on the couch. They now use electronics and social media to feel connected to others while those of us from the older generations made our connections and friendships through the horse community.

When I was growing up, I was mesmerized by the book, Black Beauty, and the television shows with Roy Rogers and Trigger, and Zorro and his horse Tornado. These figures helped to keep the white pony dream alive because they played a big part in developing my attraction to horses and my hunger to ride. But horse figures haven’t been seen much since The Black Stallion in 1979. The movies ‘Seabiscuit’ and ‘Secretariat’ were extraordinary stories and loved by viewers, but they didn’t have the same allure because the racing industry rarely escalates children’s desire to ride. With Lady Gaga’s new love interest and her social platforms that reach millions of people, I’m now hopeful that we might see a resurgence of the white pony dream. Those of us who are living it understand the mental, physical and emotional benefits of horses, and I hope, with the debut of a little 16-year-old Half-Arabian mare now owned and loved by a highly influential celebrity, we will see a reignited passion for horses. This was not only good for the Arabian and Half-Arabian industry, but for the horse community as a whole. And if anything can start a movement to get people thinking about horses and the great outdoors again, it is, perhaps, our unusual situations with acquaintances in Hollywood. Jim Lowe is a professional horse trainer and owner of Lowe Show Horse Centre and the Lowe Riders Riding Academy located in Somis, California. www.loweshowhorsecentre.com www.loweridersacademy.com n

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How did you get involved with the Arabian horse and who was most instrumental in sharing this breed with you? When I was growing up, the daughter of my parent’s best friends had a few Arabian horses. Her parents were also the town’s doctors, and she used to put her Arabian magazines in the waiting room. Since I was a horse crazy kid from the time I could walk, my early memories of the doctor’s visits were of looking at the Arabian News and World magazines, rather than scary needles and such. And also the fact that Herbert, the doctor, could also pull quarters out from behind your ear when you were in his office, but those early magazines were a big part of forming an opinion of a beautiful and athletic horse. When I started begging for a horse, my parents told me I could get one as soon as I could carry a full bucket of water to the barn from the house, so I saved some of the quarters from visits to the doctor and went to the hardware store in town and bought the smallest bucket they had when I was in first grade. Not being ones to back down on a deal, my mom started reaching out to find “just the right horse” for me. Contrary to today’s approach for finding just the right first horse, attitude, ability, and breeding weren’t at the top of the list; price was. Apparently, they did dimly register my plea for an Arabian, so when they found a free horse several towns away who just happened to be named Ahab The Arab, two of the three prerequisites were filled. The third, of course, was some semblance of safety, which was answered by the news that he was “old enough to vote” at a time when the voting age was 21. Of course, no one happened to mention that he’d been voting for about half a decade by the time

he came to live with us, but this ultimately was probably the safest part of him, simply because he ran out of energy whenever he would run away with me on the gravel roads that were the only place I had to ride growing up long before he rounded the last corner for home. “Rab” also had a very strong opinion of what was and was not an appropriate job for him, which he communicated to me by simply camping his legs out and refusing to move whenever I asked him to do something that wasn’t safe. For him, that is.  Eventually my folks needed some more serious leverage over a rebellious pre-teen, so they agreed to buy me a horse if I would tow the line in school and at least graduate. We found an actual purebred Arabian in southern N.H. named Tsahd, and again, simply because he fit the bill of price, he was ours. I showed him all over N.H. and Vt. throughout my teenage years, towed everywhere by a mom who was my greatest advocate as a horse person. The family had had horses for two of my three older siblings previously, but with four kids, my mother didn’t have time to indulge her passion the way she wanted to back then. Since I was 14 years after my closest brother, I quickly became an only kid when the rest went off to school, and my mother began to indulge her passion for horses with me. I think ultimately, she and I grew up together, since she was honestly always younger at heart than I, and I ended up teaching her to ride and show. Her horses were her respite and her passion, and without her I would not have been encouraged to follow my passion to be a horse trainer.   You have shared some amazing horses over the years; is there one horse that stands out in your mind that was extremely special? There certainly have been many, and I

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Mary and Emperor Hadrian (El Ghazi x Northern Empress), 2004 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure.

will have to pick two, just because I’m ornery that way when someone asks me to pick just one. The first is the Half-Arabian gelding Emperor Hadrian, bred by Mike Nichols shortly after we began managing his horses and leased his farm. Mike was mainly a purebred guy, but in one of our early meetings with him and his accountant (one of my least favorite people in the world), we told him that if he were to let us pick up two or three great Saddlebred mares and breed them, that these could be a more assured money source then the greater roulette wheel spin of breeding purebreds. Mike Whelihan helped us find Northern Empress, a Supreme Sultan daughter being sold by Joan Hamilton of Kalarama Farms. Empress was 19 at the time, and we still paid a lot for her, especially considering she couldn’t carry a live foal, but Mike bought her and we sent her to Vaughn Cook in Colo. for embryo transfers. She had 3 foals a year for us for 4 years, and Hadrian was one of the first, sired by *El Ghazi.

From the time he was born he was mighty, but not pre-possessing in the Half-Arabian way of things, sizewise. What he did have was a great, joyful outlook on all things human, and incredible ability which he had an intrinsic knowledge to utilize when it mattered. He was famous for breaking me in two in the paddock, leaping and bucking before he went through the gate, but in all the years I showed him, he never put a foot wrong in the ring once the gate closed. He was always the “dark horse”; there were others his entire career who were supposed to win, but he never listened to that scuttlebutt, thankfully. He won his first national championship at three when he won the H/A English Futurity class in 1997, was Reserve National Champion H/A English Pleasure AOTR in 1998, Reserve National Champion H/A English Pleasure Junior Horse in 1999, and went on to win three more reserve championships in the amateur division, along with two reserves and a national championship in the Open Half-Arabian

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English for three different, great owners: Mike Nichols, Oma Hodges, and Susie Schramm respectively, all while in training with us. Mike always had an innate ability to name his horses, and Hadrian lived up to his moniker in every way, always. He was a proud and heroic horse that I’m so blessed to have known, and I think of him every single day. The other very special horse is one currently in our lives now, H Mobility H, and it’s an incredible blessing to be involved with a horse of his magnitude in a day when great ones are fewer and farther between. “Mo” is one of the most intelligent individuals I’ve ever met in my career, and a gifted athlete as well as a phenomenal sire, and he finishes the package by having a great owner. It takes a lot for a stallion to be able to truly impact their breed, and Mo has all of those ingredients. I’m most excited about him as a sire, but also as a mentor in this second half of my career, and we feel really blessed to be a part of his journey. Your husband, Pat, plays a big role in who you are as a trainer. What does it mean to you to have him share this love with you and how do you find balance in your business and personal life? Well, without Patrick Trowbridge, God only knows what the Arabian industry would have gotten with me on my own, that’s for sure. I tell people that he does absolutely everything for the business BUT ride, although he will tell you a few stories about that too, if you’ve time. Pat has a lot of barn names, but one of my favorites was in a story Mary Kirkman wrote just after we bought the farm in 2004, titled, ‘The Anchor.’ It’s the truest description of this man that I can think of, and I am sure blessed that he hasn’t gotten really sick of me yet. Of course, all of our clients know how lucky they are to have him, too, and so they are on board to spoil him when I forget to, thankfully. It takes a village, for sure. We were lucky to work separately professionally for twelve years before we decided to go into business for ourselves, and so we had some time to build a relationship before being stuck with each other 24-7. Of course, there’s sure enough to do on any farm so that we don’t really see each other much during the day, but there’s no question that the demands of your own business can invade every corner of your life pretty easily. I don’t know that we really find balance between business and personal as much as we are just fortunate to share the same pride in what we do, and who we do it for, meaning the people who invest in us, and the horses that they share with us. We both came from childhoods that taught us to work hard and do a lot with very little, and also, we don’t have much choice at this stage of the game. But truly, I think that ultimately we’re blessed to share the same values and to have been able to find a business that requires everything that both of us can bring to

the table. It’s sure not a business that anyone can do alone very easily, especially today. Trowbridge’s LTD has had longevity with their clients; what makes your relationship with your clients so special and how do you promote that family atmosphere? In one word … Gratitude. We are always grateful that people choose to share their dreams and their horses with us, and we give everything we have in us to honor, protect and fulfill both of those things for every client. Certainly there have been plenty of times when we haven’t gotten it right, but I’d like to think they were the minority. We’re also really fortunate to have always had great people who want to work alongside of us, and that share our love of sharing the horses and the farm with the folks that invest in us. You have been very involved with the Horsemen’s Distress Fund; how did you come up with the idea of starting this? Is there one moment that stands out for you? The AHDF just evolved because I have always hated hearing the bad news that’s endemic to life with animals; there are so many things that can happen to horses to begin with, and then add to that the fact that so many of us put everything we have into our passion for our animals, there’s always more than just one life affected. Plus, I have such a great revere for the type of people that are drawn to Arabian horses—these horses have introduced me to people that I never would have met in any other line of work, and I believe that people share traits with the animals they are surrounded by. The AHDF was just a natural progression to wanting to do something besides just talk about it when things go sidewise. I also happen to believe that money is the last thing someone struggling with a catastrophe should be having to focus on—it draws our attention, strength and energy away from the skills we really need to overcome these life hurdles, and it also gives those of us on the outskirts something that we CAN do to help. We’re all going to have our turn at the misfortunate wheel of life; what happens to us is not the important thing, it’s how we deal with it that matters, and the choices we make for the path we take coming out the other side, and helping with the immediate financial questions right after something catastrophic happens is the best thing I can come up with to help someone get their mind on moving forward.   What stands out for me the most is meeting the inherent strength of our Arabian community during times of misfortune. Many of the people I get to know during bad times are people I didn’t know before, and we stay friends long afterwards. Our “poster guy”, Ron Copple, was the first person that the AHDF came together to help after he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, and I didn’t know Ron

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at all. I met him a few months after the first Scottsdale fundraiser when I was judging in the Northwest and he came over to say hello after the show—he was in the middle of chemotherapy, radiation, and showing horses, all in the same weekend, and he was still just grateful to be at a horse show—there’s always a plus to every negative, and one of the biggest pluses to hard times is realizing how very much we have to be thankful for, and Ron was a great advocate of that. We’ve been dear friends ever since, even though now he’s gone from obscure trainer to multi-national champion trainer guru, he still keeps his balance. Alexa Nichols and her family are another family that continue to inspire me; ultimately, the courage and strength that people find during the toughest of times is a huge gift to me that gives back far more than I can ever repay. You are also very involved with AHA. Why is it so important to donate your time to this organization? Simply that I guess I would rather do something to improve things rather than bitching about what isn’t right. If you don’t like something in this country, you are free to step up and do something, and I’m not interested in talking about what’s not right—I’d much rather be doing something to try and make it better. It’s much more interesting, and a way better hobby then complaining. I love this breed of horse, and am passionate about its survival. I want to do whatever I can to insure that the Arabian horse is here to continue to take people forward in life long after I’m gone—the world would be a much less beautiful place without our horses. This past year, you were involved with and showed at, the U.S. Open in New York City and also in Toronto; what do you feel makes these two events so special? We’ve always been very committed to bringing new people into the Arabian industry—one of the things I dislike the most about our current state of affairs is that as we have let our circle diminish in size, the amount of poaching clients to survive escalates.  There’s always going to be a certain amount of movement within any industry as people look for like-minded people to do business with, refine their needs from a trainer, or have to change barns because of life or residence changes, but what’s going on today in the industry is much more than that, and in my view it is a direct result of us all not being more focused on building new clients and Arabian aficionados. We have a great product to market to today’s world, from our horseflesh, to our horsemen to our owners, better than ever before, and I think it’s paramount for us to showcase our best beyond the borders of our own goldfish bowl. Both Central Park and Toronto are phenomenal exhibition opportunities for our horses, and

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mailbox to make the mortgage payment, and that pretty much ices the cake. When you are away from the barn, what do you enjoy doing? I like to read, write, ski, and clean the house! Love to visit the ocean and wade around it, and visit places I’ve never been before—I really enjoy traveling, meeting new people and judging Arabian horses around the country and the world. What would be something our readers would be shocked to know about you? I have no idea!! I think I’m a pretty open book, so I really can’t come up with what that might be! Pat and Mary

a wonderful chance for them to be seen in comparison to some of the other venues in a way that is exciting for the public. Arabian horses are some of the most approachable and interactive equines in the world—all you had to do to realize that was to watch the people walking through Central Park in September be drawn to the horses, almost magnetically. If we don’t expose our horses to a broader audience, we can’t expect people to just come find us. We need to put our best horses in a situation where people can see them and then connect with them, and both venues were fabulous for that.   What made both Toronto and New York extra-special is that they are destination events, in beautiful cities that offer exhibitors, spectators and owners a lot to see and do besides just show, and they also have populations that don’t get exposure to the horse world. New York, especially, because of the venue in the Park and the distance the horses traveled between the barn and the arena, gave us an opportunity for the horses to literally reach out to people to make a one-on-one connection. We took horses back in on Sunday morning for the breed demonstration, and afterwards stood out with the horses in the park, and it was amazing to watch them literally reach out to people and draw them in. One of the most exceptional things about Arabian horses is that they make eye contact with people and draw them in literally by a mental force—it’s awesome to watch and you really see it in a venue where folks haven’t really been one-on-one with horses before.  What is the perfect day for Mary Trowbridge? Any day over 30 degrees where the horses and the people that own them go to bed smiling. Add enough checks in the

If there was one horse whose life you could have been a part of, but never was, who would that be and why? Cass Ole! I would love to have been his companion when he was in training for the movie, “The Black Stallion’, and involved in all of his breed promotion outreaches afterwards—what a trip that would’ve been! Mr. Ed and Trigger would’ve been cool too, but Walter Farley’s books were my first introduction to horse training, and it would have been a blast to be involved in that project. Where do you see yourself in 15 years in the Arabian horse business? I would love to be able to make a living promoting the breed through the type of outreach events we’ve done for the AHDF in Tulsa, and continuing to build the non-profit educational and equine-assisted learning opportunities that I think are going to be crucial for keeping horses relevant in the coming century. Every horse that we all have in our barns is a therapeutic companion to someone, and that is the message we need to share. What would you like your legacy to be in the Arabian horse industry? That I left the horse and the people they own in a better situation than when they found me, and that I left them both with a smile on their faces.  What is your favorite color? Turquoise. And Roses Red. What is your favorite meal? Yes. Please. What is something you never leave home without? Well, I forget everything pretty much, but so far still remember to get dressed, so there you go. Hopefully that will not change. What is one misconception that people have of you? That I was a swearing sailor in another life. I couldn’t have been—I hate being away from the shoreline. n

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AmAteur Spotlight ... BILL CASTRO What is your favorite Arabian horse event to attend and why? My memories of the Buckeye will always be my favorite show. Being that it is held in the state of Ohio allows my family and friends to attend. I also have a place in my heart for Scottsdale, Canadian Nationals and U.S. Nationals.

How long have you been involved in the Arabian horse industry? Horses have been my passion since I could walk. From the times on my grandfather’s ranch in South America, till I was 16; that is when I found love with the Arabian horse and still do 40 years later. Why the Arabian horse? What inspired you? I fell in love with the Arabian horse for its beauty, intelligence, and athleticism. I was inspired by all the beautiful magazine pictures and articles in Arabian Horse Times and the World. What disciplines do you compete in? I compete in the English division in pleasure, country pleasure, and park. But this year will be my debut in the hunt division. Always trying something new!

You also are involved in showing American Saddlebreds; how long and why both breeds? For many years, the Half-Arabians have had the Saddlebred cross. From the onset of the national Show Horse Registry, I think that we can appreciate both breeds. To me, it is today’s ideal English horse, and I believe, has the best of both worlds. I have been showing Saddlebreds now for over three years. Is there a good luck charm or ritual you do before you show? Yes, but if I share it, it would not be my lucky charm anymore! All I know is it works!  If you were to give advice to a newcomer on how to control their nerves before they show, what would you say? I would say that yoga, meditation, and breathing practice are great. Don’t let the emotions take over the moment. Also, my trainer Matt Siemon is fantastic! He always reminds me to go out and have

Who is your all-time favorite horse and why? My perfect horse is Alejandro. He makes me smile every time I ride. My love for him is not only in the show ring, but from the moment I arrive at Siemon Stables. I call his name, and hearing him nicker is all I need to be grounded in today’s life! What advice could you give to someone that is just starting? Be patient! Hard work and having faith that your time will come. Be true to yourself and respect the other competitors as they too, are riding for their dreams. Good sportsmanship will always prevail!

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a great time. He is very supportive and works very hard to make sure my horses are as ready as I am. What is your favorite pastime away from horses? My other passion would be food, wine and travel. And in my business, these three things I enjoy and get to do. What is the perfect day? My perfect day always includes my horses and friends. Spending time at horse shows and having my husband, Mark, with me, always makes the day even better. 

Bill with husband Mark Abbott.

What horse have you always wanted to ride or show, but never owned? From the days of Lasma, the list is too long to mention. But today I would say any of the horses that have been nominated 2015 RCA HalfArabian Saddle Seat Horse of the Year would be my top pick: Eves Fire, Emperors Fire, Nutcracker Sweet PF, CF Jimmy Neutron, and Moonlite Serenade. As for purebreds: VJ Royal Heir, Defying Gravity RGS and JK Heiristocracy. And in the Saddlebreds, it would be Macadamia and Use Your Illusion. n

Bill and GSF Alejandro (VCP Magnifire x Ginger’s Dance), 2015 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Park Horse AAOTR.

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Close-Up On History:

Reign On 1986 Scottsdale Champion Park Horse by Theresa Cardamone

As the Park Horse finalists took to the ring, it became evident that while the class was stacked with talent, one special horse was performing on a different level. When the reserve champion’s number was called, the remaining exhibitors created one of the most storied moments in the long history of the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show. In an amazing show of respect to the glistening silver stallion that remained in the lineup, the balance of the class simultaneously retired from the arena, even before the ultimate champion was announced!

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They knew that the reserve title had been all that any of them could hope for that day. The audience was on its feet, captivated by the special moment of tribute they had just witnessed, and eager to show their appreciation for the horse who had earned it. In the saddle, trainer Alison Elwell’s beaming grin infected the entire stands with a sense of joy that didn’t fade until long after the show was over. While he made his victory pass, the cacophony rose to a fever pitch as everyone present saluted the incredible Reign On, the unanimous 1986 Scottsdale Champion Park Horse. Reign On was a shining example of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center’s highly successful breeding program. Located in Pomona, Calif., on the property where the cereal magnate originally founded the Kellogg Ranch in 1925, the Arabian horse program at Cal Poly Pomona has been guaranteed in perpetuity under the terms of Mr. Kellogg’s donation of the land. Reign On came by his beauty and ability naturally, following in

the hoof prints of his immortal sire Bask, who had earned his own Scottsdale Park championship in 1964. Reign On’s dam, Spring Rain, was by the Polish import Bajram, who was a son of Bandola, the full sister to Bask. Spring Rain’s dam line traces back to one of the most influential mares in Arabian history, Rodania. Foaled in the Arabian Desert in 1869, she was imported to England by Lady Anne Blunt in 1881 as a foundation mare for her famed Crabbet Stud. From his desert origins in Arabia to the desert of Scottsdale, Reign On exemplified the power of his pedigree with his unforgettable victory. When the gates close on the 2016 Scottsdale Park Horse finals, more than a few of the spectators will surely hold in their mind’s eye the enchanting memory of Reign On’s spectacular win thirty years ago. n Reign On and Alison Elwell.

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Asfour

Daughters Of:

by Jeff Wallace and Theresa Cardamone Many years ago, Australian breeder Marion Richmond made a decision based on her accumulated knowledge and her faith in fellow breeder, Dr. Hans Nagel. In what many would call a leap of faith, she purchased the unborn foal of Dr. Nagel’s prized mare Hanan and the exceptional stallion Malik as a future straight Egyptian herd sire for her Simeon Stud. The resulting foal, Asfour, fulfilled that promise, producing sons and, in particular, spectacular daughters who live on in modern pedigrees all over the world.

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Asfour was never shown and lived most of his life at the Stud, never leaving there after his importation from Europe as a yearling. Known for his extreme Arabian type and fantastic movement, Asfour gifted his offspring with incredibly expressive faces, tiny ears, and an unmistakable presence. While he produced a number of world-class sons who have had a global impact, it is his daughters for which Asfour is most often remembered, many of them an unusual rich, dark, liver chestnut color with flaxen manes and tails. They were striking in the barn, the pasture, and the show ring. From his first crop in 1997, Asfour sired Simeon Sukari, from one of Simeon Stud’s foundation mares, the renowned Australian National Champion 27-Ibn Galal V. Sukari was named both Australian National Champion Filly and Australian National Champion Mare before becoming a prolific producer of more than ten daughters of her own. She was the first of the dark chestnut Asfour daughters to draw the eye of the Arabian public, replicating the incredibly gorgeous face and carriage of her sire, with a deep, burnished chocolate chestnut coat and pale, golden mane.

Simeon Sukari

Two years after Sukari’s birth, another dark chestnut filly was born. Named Simeon Sehavi, she was out of 27-Ibn Galal V ’s daughter Simeon Sheba. The Australian National Champion Filly in 2003, Sehavi was the unanimous Australian National Champion Mare in 2007. But it was upon her arrival in the United States that Simeon Sehavi became the talk of the Arabian breed as she mesmerized the crowd at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. Still mentioned by many as their favorite Las Vegas moment of all time, Sehavi came out of nowhere, her regal, feminine beauty captivating the audience as Paolo Capecci showed her to perfection. She commanded a seven-figure price when sold by private treaty, and continued her show career in Europe as an older mare, winning the 2011 Egyptian Event Europe Gold Champion Mare and Best in Show titles with straight 20’s for type, among other show honors.

Simeon Sehavi

The third of Asfour’s Australian National Champion daughters was the exquisite Simeon Salome, a beautiful bay version of her famous sisters. Her dam, the fabulous producer Simeon Safanad, was another of 27-Ibn Galal V ’s daughters to cross so beautifully with Asfour, giving a number of valuable offspring including Salome’s black full brother, World Reserve Champion Stallion Simeon Sadik. Tucked away in the pastures of Simeon Stud also live the gorgeous and glorious grey collection of daughters sired by the legendary Asfour, pearls such as Simeon Suzannah, Saada, Shalal, Salit and the gorgeous Simeon Se. Along with Salome, Sehavi, and Sukari, all have carried their sire’s legacy into the future as the most famous, stunning and valuable Daughters of Asfour. n

Stuart Vesty photo

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to get a good look at tomorrow’s champions, as well as to narrow down one’s own breeding choices with a first-hand view of the offspring of various stallions. The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona works tirelessly to promote the beauty and versatility of the Arabian horse to the public. Educational seminars, groundbreaking money programs, youth activities, charitable donations and the world class competition at the annual extravaganza represent a dedication to the Arabian horse and its community like none other.

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Throughout the week, many distinguished farms will present their top stallions and sale horses both at WestWorld and offsite at their respective Scottsdale farms. A few unique events include the AHT Readers’ Choice Awards Banquet, the Scottsdale Signature Stallion Auction, Stachowski Farms’ Performance Auction, and the Arabian Professional Horseman’s Award Ceremony.

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DA Lady Tiffany

Buyer: Dr. Nancy O’Reilly Agent: Chris Wilson

Buyer: RBC Show Horses Agent: Liberty Meadows

Twix RTA

SAS Just One Kiss

Buyer: Amber Stearns Agent: Liberty Meadows

De La Rey DF

Buyer: Warren Davis Equine Agent: Chris Wilson

Heiress Paris

Seller: Ralph and Linda Hackett Agent: Liberty Meadows

Night of Afire

Buyer: Russ and Tammy McElliott Agent: Liberty Meadows

RH Gladiator

Buyer: Janice Strand Agent: Liberty Meadows

Five Alarm Fire

Buyer: Amber Stearns Agent: Liberty Meadows

MD Mah-Jong

Buyer: Warren Davis Equine Agent: Chris Wilson

Bogota SCA

 Purchased  CP High Card Daniels

Buyer: Russ and Tammy McElliott Seller: Bryan and Joanne Grossman

SF Fiorano

Buyer: Michael and Robin Manfield Seller: Springwater Farms

Buyer: Michele Dercole Agent: Lisa Jo White

Volume Control

Buyer: Whitney Miles Seller: Debra Booher

2015 Filly

(Thunder Struck LR x Vesper Lynd)

Seller: Trotwood Farm Agent: Liberty Meadows

MANY OTHER PROSPECTS AND PROVEN NATIONAL WINNERS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Ryan Strand, 816-651-7424 | Elise Strand, 816-547-0602 | info@liberty-meadows.com | www.liberty-meadows.com Ar abian Horse Times | 32 | Scottsdale 2016


A CONSISTENT WINNER IN THE SHOW RING!

Prince Of Ames

Ready to take you to the winners circle!

(Baske Afire x Toi Jabaska)

C A N BE S E E N AT S C OT TS DAL E

Impressive Show Record In Country English Pleasure! U.S. National Reserve Champion | Region 9, 11 and 14 Champion | Scottsdale Champion Plus Many More Championships Please contact Ross Tarkington for inquiries:

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OAK HAVEN ARABIANS HAS SOLD OVER 30 HORSES IN 2015 …

Congratulations To Our Most Recent Purchases!

CSP Hennessy

Brimstone B

CP Triple Spec

R A Alliz a

CSP Hennessy

Congrats to NANCY O’REILLY on your purchase of this special horse. Special thanks to agent JIM LOWE. Congrats from L&B FARMS.

Brimstone B

Congrats to JACQUELYN KING on your purchase of this outstanding horse. Good luck as you and Brimstone make your junior-to-ride debut. Congrats from JENNIFER SCHWING.

CP Triple Spec

Congrats to MARK and STACY MCCREARY on your purchase of this exciting horse. Congrats from SHAMROCK FARMS LLC.

RA Alliza

Congrats to the PERRICONE FAMILY on your purchase of this great horse. Special thanks to agent CHRISTY HIGMAN CLEMENTS. Congrats from MARLENE LEICHTFUSS.

WLF One More Dream

Congrats to KELLY FADEL on this National winner. Special thanks to agent MATT BURKE. Congrats from JACQUELYN BAILEY.

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Marilyn Hoffman THE ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLAR REALTOR Marilyn Hoffman was the first Texas broker known to have a $100,000,000 home for sale. Her most famous sale was a $20,000,000 Midwest estate that she listed, sold and closed for full price in 24 days. This 35,000 sq. ft. home was the largest home and the most expensive sale in the state. This estate was previously listed with another international broker for $13,000,000 and did not sell. Marilyn also sold Charbonnet, a 35,000 sq. ft. home in Louisiana, and the largest home sold in that state. Setting records has been her style. Marilyn was awarded the Superstar Award for setting the world record in real estate sales. To accomplish this, she sold an 18,000 sq. ft. estate in Dallas to cosmetics queen, Mary Kay Ash, sold Lee Trevino’s Dallas estate, and sold Lee his new home. She also sold the largest home in Fort Worth, to the new owner of the Texas Rangers. Marilyn has also sold some of the finest ranches in the country, including the sale of Ted Blanch’s famous Double Diamond Ranch, and a 2,000acre Hill Country estate with an 11,000 sq. ft. main home, as well as 19 additional homes. She sold the Clearfork Ranch, site of the Cattle

Barons Ball, the world’s largest benefit for the American Cancer Society, which Hoffman International Properties has been a major benefactor to, contributing over $206,000 to the Cattle Barons Gala auctions, including a donation of a Millennium daughter that sold for $24,000.00.

At the International Gold Awards in London, Hoffman International Properties was awarded two awards, “Best International Broker” and “Best American Broker”. Marilyn Hoffman has been a major contributor and supporter of many local and national charities. When Dallas had the Rodeo Drive Block Party for the National Kidney Foundation, Marilyn went to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and obtained over $100,000 in donations, including a $26,000 donation from international designer, Bijan. Marilyn has also been a major contributor to Chuck Norris’ Kick Drugs Out of Texas Charity, donating three horses to the charity auction, including a Las Vegas Champion colt purchased by Norris. Marilyn has donated over 100 Arabian horses to various charities and is responsible for bringing many new Arabian horse owners into the industry, including Michael and Rachel Wilmet, who purchased their first Arabian that Marilyn donated to the International Safari Gala in Reno.

Marilyn Hoffman and National Champion Stallion NNL Ultimate Bey

Marilyn lives in Texas at the Blue Moon Ranch, home to her 63 Arabians, including 3 Magnum Psyche sons: Absolut Magnum, last year’s Reserve National Champion Gelding; MGM Royal Heir, and Marilyn’s recent acquisition of Picasso GA, a full brother to Van Gogh AM. Marilyn will be showing Andrello PCF at Scottsdale this year, a Scottsdale Reserve Champion Colt, and will be shown in Hunter Pleasure Futurity with Chris Culbreth. Marilyn took four horses to Nationals last year and all won Top Ten or Reserve National Champion.

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Marilyn recently listed this celebrity owned historical estate near Manhattan for $15,000,000.

www.Meadow-Land.com

Marilyn is offering Meadowland, the former La Croix Kentucky farm, with 82 acres, a 13,000 sq. ft. home, 48 stalls and an indoor arena for $3,900,000.

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Whispering Pines Estate THE AMES ESTATE IN SCOT TSDALE

This is one of Scottsdale’s most elite estates. Designed and conceived by one of the country’s foremost entrepreneurs for his own personal estate, this 18-acre estate was designed for grand scale living and entertaining, with huge entertainment areas, and extensive landscaping with a park-like setting with emerald green paddocks, studded with trees, and all watered with a computerized water system. The main home has 5 bedrooms, 7 baths and 6,000 sq. ft. of custom brick construction.

MARILYN HOFFMAN |

HOFFMAN INTERNATIONAL PROPERTIES, INC.

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For outdoor entertaining, there is extensive terraces, and a tiki bar overlooks the fountained

lake with bridge, pool, tennis

court, saloon and guest house.

Party lounge in the show barn.

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There are extensive garages and storage buildings for the serious car collector, and the equestrian facility features a brick 8-stall clean air barn, several paddocks with white PVC fencing, hot walkers and extra land, providing room for extra facilities.

Marilyn Hoffman and her son Lance with 2015 National Champion Miss Ebony GA.

Offered at only $10,000,000. www.ScottsdaleFinestEstate.com

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A Celebration of the Egyptian Arabian Horse

SCOTTSDALE 2016 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES Friday, February 12th Aljassimya Int’l Arena, South Hall Markel and The Pyramid Society proudly present:

10:30 a.m. Seminar - Part A: The Straight Egyptian Horse and Its Global Influence Today Led by equine expert Scott Benjamin and breeder panelists Tara Carpio, Ted Carson, Shawn Crews, Allison Mehta, and Becky Rogers 11:45 a.m. Social in the Patrons Lounge. Space is limited. Please RSVP: e-mail: kdouglas@MarkelCorp.com or Markel Booth 34 & 35. 1:00 p.m.Straight Egyptian and Heritage Classes Immediately Following the Classes: Seminar - Part B: The Straight Egyptian Horse and Its Global Influence Today Presentation of live horses with panelists discussing the different traits within the Straight Egyptian bloodlines.

Arabians Ltd. Scottsdale Division at Arabian Expressions Presents: One Hour Following the Classes: Cocktail Party and presentation of Straight Egyptian Arabian horses (directions provided)

Monday, February 15th Aljassimya Int’l Arena, South Hall 4:00 p.m. Straight Egyptian and Heritage Championship classes

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NOW AT REGENCY COVE ARABIANS

REGENCY COVE AND TERRY HOLMES ARABIANS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME YOU TO

! 6 1 0 2 e l a d s t t Sco LET THE FUN BEGIN!

TERRY & MELISSA HOLMES

JACK & ELIZABETH MILAM

TERRY HOLMES ARABIANS Scottsdale, AZ • 602-321-0405 www.TerryHolmesArabians.com

REGENCY COVE FARMS Jack & Elizabeth Milam 30812 N 148th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85262 www.RegencyCoveFarms.com

home of

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Scottsdale

local favorites by Riyan Rivero

It’s Scottsdale Time! As the trailers roll into WestWorld for the Scottsdale extravaganza, travelers begin to dwell on all the things they need to do to prepare for the grueling schedule ahead. Many look for helpful recommendations from Scottsdale local’s of places to eat, shop and beautify. Here are some of this Scottsdale locals favorite places to eat, drink, shop and relax in the Valley of the Sun.

a few of my favorite places to eat and drink

My sanctuary is a wonderful coffee shop that I ride my bike to as many days a week as my schedule will permit. Village Coffee offers a comfortable environment showcasing local talented artists, live music, free WiFi and the best coffee I’ve ever had. Trips to Brazil, Colombia, and Costa Rica have all satisfied my coffee cravings, but the coffee flavor and great baristas at Village Coffee put them at the top of my list worldwide!

Ling and Louie’s Asian restaurant franchise serves a mix of Asian fusion Chinese food and American comfort food in a fun, upbeat environment. I prefer the outdoor atmosphere at this charming restaurant. The food is fresh, reasonably priced and always served with a smile. It’s a rare occasion that you do not run into a local equine enthusiast, especially during happy hour.

village coffee roastery

ling

8120 North Hayden Rd, Scottsdale

9397 East Shea Blvd, Scottsdale

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and

louie’s asian bar & grill


Stone and Vine Urban Italian has the market cornered when it comes to exceptional cuisine and inviting ambiance. It is located in the same shopping center as Ling and Louie’s and every bit as popular. Stone and Vine offers a crazy good Caesar salad and bruschetta that make me hungry just writing about it. stone and vine 9343 East Shea Blvd., Scottsdale

If you like pizza, you’ll LOVE pizza at Spinato’s. The personal create-your-own pizzas are my family’s favorite order. Don’t visit Spinato’s if you’re in a hurry. Service is always a bit slow, but the pizza is very worth the wait! spinato’s 11108 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale

Sushi & grilled Asian-fusion fare accompany colorful cocktails at this urban happy-hour spot. There are a lot of really good sushi places in town and though Sushi Brokers is the most expensive, it is the tastiest in town. For those wanting to save a few dollars and enjoy good sushi at a great price, try Teharu Sushi. Diners generally spend less than $20 on lunch or dinner. The revolving sushi train makes for a fast, and satisfying stop for sushi lovers on a tighter budget. sushi brokers 17025 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale teharu 15801 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale

The best guilty pleasures in town just happen to be right next door to my favorite Sushi establishments. Nothing Bundt Cakes, located in the same center as Sushi Brokers, offers hand-decorated bundt cakes that are easily the most moist and delicious cakes I’ve ever had! GiGi’s Cupcakes neighbors Teharu. They offer fresh daily, gourmet cupcakes. I’ve ordered them by the dozens with custom farm logos in the frosting as a fun open barn party food. nothing bundt cakes 17025 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

gigi’s cupcakes 15807 North Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale

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Scottsdale local favorites

my favorite shopping, beauty and relaxation destinations For prescriptions, plants, canvas photo printing, snacks and everything in between, my favorite go to is Costco. They have a great return policy and the best quality for the value. When Costco doesn’t happen to have what I need in stock, I hit the following (in order of preference) costco 15255 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale target 15444 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale walmart 15355 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale home depot 15499 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale lowes 16285 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

If you find yourself in need of clothes or shoes (hopefully you won’t need mud boots or jackets), I love the recycled designer apparel boutique, My Sister’s Closet. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Armani, Hermes, and Juicy, are a few of the labels found when I raid ‘My Sister’s Closet’, and best of all, everything is 60%-95% below retail. They offer great mens resale clothing too. my sister’s closet

23269 N. Pima Rd. or 6204 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

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Need a haircut, a manicure, eyelash extensions or maybe even a spray tan to look your best at the Reader’s Choice Awards Banquet? Banquet? My favorite nail salons are Shea Nails, Nails, 9160 E Shea Blvd., and Paulene’s Nails,, 14676 N Frank Lloyd Wright Nails Blvd., Scottsdale. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the hands of your stylist! Pam Donnelly introduced me to Chelsea just over a year ago. She is super talented and a wonderful listening ear. Love Hair by Chelsea Daniels, 4731 East Union Hills Dr., Phoenix, 928-925-7105. ‘Xpose’ yourself to an amazing tan at Jennifer McDonalds, Xpose Tanning Salon.. Jennifer recently opened her Salon doors offering ladies elite custom air brushed spray tans, professional makeup application and more. 6835 E Peak View Rd., Scottsdale, 480-779-7183. Enhance the length, thickness and fullness of your natural eyelashes. No more mascara! I’ve been getting eyelash extensions for over 4 years. I love them! When Janene told me she was starting a business and would travel the country to make us all more beautiful, I was elated! Janene Boggs of Splendor Lashes, 612-325-2021.

Scottsdale is home to multiple premier shopping centers including the well known, Fashion Square and Kierland Commons. My favorite premier experience is now the Scottsdale Quarter. It’s a beautiful city district that offers an eclectic rich mix of dining, retail and entertainment. Great food, beautiful atmosphere and an Apple store that I visit often! scottsdale quarter

15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale


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A special thank you ... CELEBRATING A LIFETIME OF ENJOYMENT with our horses and nearly 30 years with the Cadillac industry, I am very aware of the roles that friendship and commitment have played in my life and career. My friends and clients in the Arabian horse community have shown me such incredible loyalty. Indeed, I consider this to be ... one of the greatest measures of my success. As a family we are sincerely grateful, Paul & Sabrina Glans

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Located at the corner of 12th Street & Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

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Life is not measured by the number of moments that take our breath away.

breaths we take, but by the

(Kordelas x Marieta)

SCOTTSDALE WITH CRYSTAL MCNUTT COME V ISIT US IN AR IZONA! Standing at Crystal McNutt Performance Horses | 602-708-8883 | mcnuttreininghorses@aol.com | Scottsdale, AZ Owned by Ames Reining Horses | Jordan, MN


Launches a friend~funding campaign To benefit Equine Assisted Therapy This is a bit of a twist on the Internet based crowd funding that has become a wonderful resource for philanthropists, entrepreneurs and other dreamers. Check out our story on the next page and visit arabianhorseglobal.com to find us at the show.

We’re excited to have been able to donate our first Balance Rider of the campaign to HORSES HELP. HORSES HELP is a Premier Accredited PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Here’s a quick glimpse of their curriculum to give you an idea what this extraordinary organization offers. Since 1987, HORSES HELP has been a therapeutic and recreational agency that serves the special needs population by providing activities to empower individuals with various challenges to break through physical, cognitive and emotional barriers using a unique collaboration of horses with humans. The Organization’s Executive Director, Gregg Goodman, is also the Path Intl. Arizona State Chair. You can find more information on PATH Intl. in the story on the following page. Greg can be reached at: Gregg.G@HorsesHelp.org HORSES HELP EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPIES ~

IN BRIEF

Equine Facilitated Learning participants engage in hands on learning that utilizes the horse as a partner in exploring positive communication development, self-respect, gaining confidence, trust, accountability, and conflict resolution. Equine Facilitated Mental Health clients interact with the horses under the supervision of a dedicated team consisting of a specially trained Mental Health Professional and a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist. The horse's accepting nature, ability to give immediate objective non-verbal feedback, and their capability to reflect experiences and feelings combine to create an ideal experiential learning environment.

ADAPTIVE RIDING AND ADAPTIVE HORSEMANSHIP This program focuses on teaching riding and horsemanship skills while challenging participants physically, cognitively, and socially.

Our Military Program is committed to enhancing the lives of

HIPPOTHERAPY (HORSE THERAPY) is conducted by Physical,

saying Thank You, all Military Program sessions are provided at no cost to the participants.

Occupational, and Speech Therapists who have achieved Certification through the American Hippotherapy Association. These therapists understand the threedimensional gait of the horse and how to appropriately and safely apply this knowledge to achieve individualized therapy goals. Participants as young as three can benefit from Hippotherapy. Did you know that ‘hippos’ is the Greek word for horse? So, the term Hippotherapy literally means horse therapy.

our military men and women by providing services to active, separated, and retired service members. Participants can take advantage of any of the Horses Help Programs. As our way of

Our Summer Enrichment Programs offer fun and educational activities for young people. While teaching horsemanship and riding skills, the curriculum also incorporates math, general science, equine science, and language arts to provide a wellrounded and enjoyable experience for typical youth ranging in age from 4-17. • Not Just Horseplay! • Reading & Riding • Junior Equine Vet. Visit horseshelp.org on-line for much more information!

Please be sure to visit the HORSES HELP booth in the main exhibit area at the Scottsdale All Arabian Show. We’ll be there with a Balance Rider & information about our Friend-Funding Campaign. Learn more about the Balance Rider at:

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IN SUPPORT

OF

EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY

The Colorado based Balance Rider Company sets out to provide ~ at no cost ~ its state of the art exercise platforms to Therapeutic Riding Centers throughout the USA that are certified by PATH International.

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In all the world, there is nothing quite like the relationship between horses and humans. At the heart of the matter is a grand love affair, a gift intensified by the mind and body connections that defy simple explanation. So, what does this have to do with the Balance Rider? A great deal, actually. Invented through the collaboration of an exercise scientist and a lifetime horseman, this simple training platform is specifically designed to aid in the clear communication between horse and rider; to increase core strength and improve seated balance in the rider, and to enhance the confidence and comfort of both members of this unique partnership. Gene LaCroix says it best: “The Balance Rider is a phenomenal apparatus . . . because it makes you seek perfect balance, as ideally you would on a horse––but without the dependency of hanging on to his mouth and/or grabbing him with your legs . . . the net effect of which compromises the horse’s performance and reduces enjoyment for both horse and rider.” As an aside, it’s good to mention that core strength and balance are essential to the health of every human being. As a one-of-a-kind exercise platform, the Balance Rider offers unique benefits to persons of every age, every interest and every degree of fitness ~ in addition to its equestrian-related merits. Five years of research and development have revealed a great deal. Among the most meaningful bits of information gathered is related to the extraordinary gift of horseback riding for therapeutic purposes. Through this contribution, the horse continues to make the world a better place for its human companions. Although he may no longer be needed for transportation, or farming, or the winning of wars, this great creature still has one beautifully essential purpose. ONLY the horse can give wings to the hearts and the minds and the bodies of the emotionally, intellectually and physically challenged. ONLY the horse . . . Ar abian Horse Times | 208 | Volume 46, No. 8


In Support of Equine Assisted Therapy “To promote safety and optimal outcomes in equine-assisted activities and therapies for individuals with special needs.” This is the PATH International Mission. ONLY the horse . . . In service of this profound truth is an organization called PATH Intl. (the official acronym for Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship). The standards and ethics of the Association have been distilled from a collective total of hundreds of years of experience of industry professionals with a passion for this mission. Founded in 1969 as the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, PATH Intl. now spans the globe and continues to grow. Today, more than 55,000 volunteers, over 4,600 certified instructors and nearly 8,000 horses inspire and enrich the human spirits of some 62,000 children and adults. Included in those served are 4,000 veterans and active-duty military personnel with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges, who find strength and independence through the power of the horse. For more details on this remarkable organization, visit www.pathintl.org. We, at Balance Rider, have long had a special place in our hearts for equine assisted therapy, and for the mission that makes this course of action both possible and safe. Now, having learned that the Balance Rider can be of tremendous benefit in the therapeutic riding process, we are preparing to launch (at the Scottsdale All Arabian Horse Show) a campaign that will ultimately provide a Balance Rider to every therapeutic riding facility certified by PATH Intl . . . at no cost to the organization or the facilities. A couple of comments from professionals in the field of therapeutic horsemanship express the reasons beneath the Balance Rider Team’s passion for this project. “The Balance Rider offers a fabulous way to help clients really focus on finding their center and their postural alignment. Used in both pre and post riding, it provides an opportunity for hands-on feedback for the student by the instructor . . . a benefit that is not often possible when the client is astride a horse. The Balance Rider also provides a valuable objective measurement of balance and alignment.” Cheri Trousil, Executive Director of Humble Ranch Education and Therapy Center where both Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy are offered. She is a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and a Physical Therapist. “The Balance Rider is a great tool to work on trunk strength, weight shifting, balance, special awareness, and pelvic mobility. This really beneficial aid provides a dynamic (ever-mobile) surface that is much easier and safer than a therapy ball that likes to roll away. It’s an excellent way to prepare for hippotherapy, or to use in between equine assisted activities.” Carol Sitlington, holder of a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, with 20 years experience providing Hippotherapy and Equine Facilitated Therapy. We believe in the hope and the healing that horses offer to us all. If you agree, perhaps you’ll join us in the adventure of giving that lies on our horizon. To find us at the Scottsdale All Arabian Show, check out arabianhorseglobal.com, and any Arabian Horse Times Social Media. We’ll be at the Scottsdale All Arabian Show with HORSES HELP and at Woolies Quality Clothiers, both in the main exhibit area. You can also find us on-line at www.balancerider.com. Our contact at PATH Intl. is Carrie Garnett: cgarnett@pathintl.org. Story by J.L. Hardesty (Author of The Lost Legend Trilogy) Known to old friends in the horse world as Jo West Lauter, she is the “horseman” half of the Balance Rider partnership Ar abian Horse Times | 209 | Volume 46, No. 8


Valez

Close-Up On History:

An Ordinary Gelding With An Extraordinary Impact by Theresa Cardamone

“Arabian Show Features Classy Jumper.” That was the headline in the Phoenix Gazette on February 8, 1975, with a photo of me praising Valez, aka “Candyman,” as he sweetly carried me safely over the fence. It was our Scottsdale debut, and I still treasure that fourth place ribbon! I bought Valez (Tezmraff x Sirrah Ferseyna), from my neighbors the prior summer with $800 I won on a TV game show. He had been rescued from the neglect of a college breeding program gone wrong. I fell instantly in love and immersed myself in all things Arabian.

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which we were hired to drive. Although originally thinking Thoroughbreds, Mr. Murdock appreciated Candyman’s kind intelligence and Arabian spirit, and enjoyed being able to drive his guests himself. Without that positive first exposure, Ventura’s unmatched collection of Negatiw, Comet, and Bask progeny would never have existed. Dynasty was filmed at the farm, and featured Valez in a recurring role. He was the surrogate mother for an orphaned filly, sharing a stall and accompanying her to pasture with the other mares and foals every day. He was the farm Ambassador, and the horse to trust with a sitting President of the United States. Candyman and I returned to Scottsdale in later years, earning second place ribbons in pleasure driving, ladies side saddle, and training level dressage classes. For his impressive achievements outside of the show ring, Valez was the first recipient of the IAHA International Award, presented at the United States Nationals in 1991. He retired to Ventura Farms for the balance of his long life. n We were preparing for the 1976 Scottsdale Show when I was offered the position of outrider on the Bicentennial Wagon Train. Oh yes! said my nineteen-year old self, and we set off together on a 3,450-mile, eleven-month adventure. Initially ridiculed by the hardcore teamsters, Candyman won their respect when he spontaneously carried a flag in the Rose Parade, caught a runaway wagon the first day, always beat the rodeo chariot horses in impromptu races, and although he’d never worn a harness before, stepped in to pull a huge Conestoga wagon for 72 miles to spare an ailing team! He did anything that was asked of him. Geldings like Candyman are the backbone of the Arabian breed. He was known as the “foundation gelding” of Ventura Farms because he inspired David Murdock to breed Arabian horses. We were neighbors and sold him two of our carriages,

Photos at right, Top: Saddle horses Valez (Tezmraff x Sirrah Ferseyna) and Mescca Pamborr (Boreau x Al Marah Palmyra) step in to pull the Connecticut wagon in June, 1976 near Batso Village, New Jersey. Bottom left: Valez at age 32. Bottom right: Valez with Theresa and her son Brandon in 1986.

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Representing Our Breed:

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Faith Robbins

by Stephanie Reitter

he International Saddle Seat World Cup is a popular competition that takes place bi-annually and consists of three-gaited and five-gaited teams from all over the world; many of the riders often coming from the Saddlebred and Morgan show circuit. The competition is ran through the United States Equestrian Federation and has been a popular and highly competitive event since its start in 1980. This year, Faith Robbins, has been chosen to represent the Arabian breed while competing on the USA team this July in South Africa. The trials for the USA team took place at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. During the World Cup tryouts, each rider draws two horses and is required to complete two demonstrations of rail work and two patterns. The drawing of the horses is completely random; riders get very limited time with these horses before competition. This is to test the rider’s ability to demonstrate proper equitation and horsemanship on a horse that they are unfamiliar with. The host of the event provides the horses used for competition. Faith mentioned, “I was fortunate enough to draw two amazing horses and loved riding both of them. My second rail work demonstration was definitely one of my favorite moments!” The typical schedule moving forward, now that the team is chosen, is having a team practice in New Orleans in February. Then to South Africa in July. While at the competition, again, the riders will draw their horses to compete on. The team will have a one-day break after their horses are drawn, and then proceed with two days of competing for the title.

her entire career, Kellie and Dalton Budd have coached Faith. She would like to extend her thanks to them and her parents, for their unwavering support and allowing her to pursue her passion. “A special thanks also to Ellen Beard and Mandy Robinette for their help in preparing me for the trials,” shares Faith. “I would also like to thank my barn mates. My Select Show Horse family have always been extremely supportive of me and I am so incredibly lucky to have such amazing friends. “Katelynn Cox and Matt Huke also competed in the World Cup Trials and performed beautifully. Having them at the trials competing with me was awesome and I am so thankful for their friendship and support. I especially want to thank the horses I competed on, Gonzo and Newton; they were amazing animals and I am so lucky to have drawn and ridden them. Finally, I want to thank USEF, William Woods University, those who donated horses to the trials, and the students at William Woods who groomed my horses.” We are so fortunate and proud to have Faith representing our breed throughout this process! Best of luck! n

Previously a team member for the Young Riders team, Faith is no stranger to the world of equitation. She has been a strong competitor in the Arabian show circuit for 8 years and has also been showing Saddlebreds, earning many national titles over the years. Throughout

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In Memoriam Carol Chapman Wood Carol Chapman Wood was born in Southeastern Wisconsin, the daughter of William H. Plouff and Mildred S. She attended Milwaukee-Downer College where she attained a B.A. degree in Art, although she was already instilled with a love of animals. She met Walter (Chappy) Chapman, who shared her love for horses and they were married. They moved to Texas where Carol had visited with her father as a child, and became seriously and successfully involved in training horses for showing and exhibition. They were a very talented couple, but some years later were divorced. In 1975 Carol demonstrated Costume and English Pleasure classes at the Arabian Horse Fair in Kentucky where she was listed as a breeder, trainer and judge. She also wrote booklets describing classes for the “Golden Book or Arabian Horse Showing.” She was noted as a self-employed horse trainer who won the AHSA “Arabian Horse of the Year” award eight times during her 25 years of involvement with Arabians. She rode the horse, Witizar, for Betts Circle Two Ranch in Colorado for many of these honors, and showed their stallion, Mosry, to many championships. Carol also worked for the Donnaghue Ranch in Texas before she trained on her own. Two of the most famous stallions trained and shown by Carol were Pulque and Windfire. At one notable show, Carol showed Windfire in Park, Saddle Seat and then Western Equitation. When noted horsemen Tom McNair, Maurice Wingo or Steve Diamond had problems with horses, they called Carol. She was also an accomplished seamstress, made her own show clothes and helped others with patterns! She was inducted into the AHA Judging Hall of Fame in 2005. After Carol retired, she met and married Air Force General, Tom Wood. They lived in Boerne, Texas, where Tom built a covered arena with open sides for Carol to make the training in the heat easier. Whoever saw Carol ride in the show ring will always remember her perfect posture, complete confidence and award-winning smile! (Submitted by Polly Knoll)

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April 25-May 1, 2016, Region 7 Championships, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.aha7.org May 2-7, 2016, Region 12 Championships, Perry, Georgia. www.aharegion12.com May 19-22, 2016, Region 1 Championships, Del Mar, California. www.aharegionone.org June 1-4, 2016, Region 9 Championships, Fort Worth, Texas. www.region9aha.org June 8-11, 2016, Region 8 Championships, Denver, Colorado. www.aharegion8.org June 9-12, 2016, Region 10 Championships, St. Paul, Minnesota. www.region10arabians.com June 21-25, 2016, Region 4 Championships, Nampa, Idaho. www.aharegioniv.com June 21-26, 2016, Region 2 Championships, Santa Barbara, California. www.ahareg2.org June 22-26, 2016, Region 13 Championships, Springfield, Ohio. www.region13.net

June 30-July 2, 2016, Region 6 Championships, Douglas, Wyoming. www.aharegion6.com June 30-July 3, 2016, Region 14 Championships, Lexington, Kentucky. www.aha14.com July 6-10, 2016, Region 5 Championships, Monroe, Washington. www.regionv.com July 6-10, 2016, Region 15 Championships, Lexington, Virginia. www.region15.com July 7-10, 2016, Region 11 Championships, Springfield, Illinois. www.aha11.org July 8-9, 2016, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. www.region18.on.ca July 13-16, 2016, Region 3 Championships, Rancho Murieta, California. www.arabianhorses3.org July 20-23, 2016, Region 16 Championships, Syracuse, New York. www.region16.org July 25-30, 2016, Region 17 Championships, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. www.region17.com

SHOWS

February 11-21, 2016, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.scottsdaleshow.com April 14-17, 2016, Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.arabianbreedersworldcup.com

May 26-29, 2016, Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. www.buckeyesweepstakes.com June 7-11, 2016, Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky. www.pyramidsociety.org September 15-17, 2016, NSH Finals, Springfield, Illinois. www.nshregistry.org September 30-October 2, 2016, Minnesota Fall Festival, St. Paul, Minnesota. www.medallionstallion.com

NATIONAL EVENTS

www.arabianhorses.org July 23-30, 2016, Youth Nationals, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. August 14-20, 2016, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. September 21-25, 2016, Sport Horse Nationals, Nampa, Idaho. October 21-29, 2016, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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AHT APAHA Awards Coverage ...................................................................125

AHT Readers’ Choice Coverage ..................................................................... 146

AHT Rising Stars............................................................................................. 131 AHT Scottsdale Show Coverage....................................................................... 17

AHT World Cup Show Preview ....................................................................... 93

AHTimes.com ..................................................................................40, 130, 214 Al Shaqab ..................................................................................................108-115

Al Zobair Stud ..........................................................................................104-107

M Manam Arabians .....................................................................13Scottsdale (161) Marilyn Hoffman/Hoffman International

Properties, Inc. .......................................................41-45Scottsdale (189-193)

Markel ..................................................................................... 47Scottsdale (195)

Maroon Fire Arabians ..................................................................................... 217 Midwest .................................... 8, 9, 14, 15, 108-115, 8-11Scottsdale (156-159)

Mulawa Arabians .............................................................................................2, 3

Aljassimya Farm.............................................................. 5, 11, 3Scottsdale (151)

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B Balance Rider ...................................................................................................207 Beethe Arabians ...................................................................... 30Scottsdale (178)

Beloveds Farm .............................................................................................IFC, 1

C Cedar Ridge Arabians .................................................................................14, 15

Chase Harvill Training Centre......................................................................... 16 Chestnuthill Arabians ................................................18-23Scottsdale (166-171)

Church Hill Arabians...................................................................................... 216

Clanton Performance Horses ....................................26-27Scottsdale (174, 175) Colby Powell Performance Horses ........................................ 24Scottsdale (172)

Coulter Cadillac – Buick – GMC ......................................... 55Scottsdale (203) Cowgirls For A Cause ..................................................................................... 217

Crystal McNutt Performance Horses.............................................................206

D Dazzo Equine LLC................................................................. 42, 1Western (43)

Desert Heritage Magazine .............................................................................. 121

Nightwatch Equine Distress & Wellness Monitor .............. 46Scottsdale (194) Oak Haven Arabians ...............................................................35Scottsdale (183)

P Palmetto Arabians ......................................................................... 3Western (45) Pay-Jay Arabians .............................................................................................. 216

R R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................................... 216

Randy Sullivan Training Center................................................. 46Western (88)

Rick Gault Training .................................................................... 47Western (89) Risen, Bob & Nancy..................................................................................92, 124 Ross Tarkington Stables ..........................................................33Scottsdale (181)

Royal Arabians .................................................................. 148, 1Scottsdale (149)

S Sarah Paripovich Training .......................................................... 44Western (86) Schneiders ............................................................................... 36Scottsdale (184)

Scottsdale Equestrian Academy Inc. ......................................31Scottsdale (179) Scottsdale Show

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Setting Sun Stables LLC ................................................. 12-16Western (54-58)

Shada, Inc..................................................................................................... 7, 103

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F Flynn, L.A. ........................................................................................................ 16

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Fulkerson, Rebecca & Stephanie ................................................ 47Western (89)

G Garlands ....................................................................................... 42Western (84)

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Golladay Training............................................. 123, 28-29Scottsdale (176, 177)

GRK Farms ........................................................................... 48Western (90), 91 Guzzo Worldwide LLC ...........................................14-15Scottsdale (162, 163)

H Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ......................................................................................... 216

Highland Pride Arabians ................................................. 10-11Western (52, 53)

Hobnail Farm ................................................................................................... 103

I IIB Farms ...................................................................................................92, 124

J J.T. Keller Performance Horses..................................... 10, 6-7Western (48, 49)

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Show Season................................................................................. 45Western (87)

Showtime Training Center .............................................................................122

Singing Hills ....................................................................................................122 Stachowski Farm.............................................................56Scottsdale (204), 205

Stalmare Arabians............................................................................................123 Steiner Arabians International .............................................................. 222, IBC

T Terry Holmes Arabians .......................................................... 48Scottsdale (196)

The Abel Family ..............................................................................................8, 9

The Brass Ring ........................................................................... 43Western (85) The Hat Lady .................................................................................................. 217 The Pyramid Society .............................................................. 47Scottsdale (195) Tutto Arabi................................................................................................118-120

V Van Dyke, Les & Diane ...................................................................................... 7 Varian Arabians ............................................................................................... 101

Vicki Humphrey Training.........................................16-17Scottsdale (164, 165)

W Wels/Austria 2016 ........................................................................................... 116

Wendy Morris Tank ............................................................... 39Scottsdale (187) White Oaks Farms LLC......................................................8-9Western (50, 51)

Wilkins Livestock Insurers ............................................................................. 217 Woods’ Western ...................................................................... 34Scottsdale (182)

Keller Williams Realty .......................................................... 54Scottsdale (202)

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