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From the Golden Heritage of Haras Meia Lua and exotic granddam, *El Dorada

Owned by Al Shahania Stud Doha, Qatar www.alshahaniastud.com Represented by GallĂşn Farms, Inc. Santa Ynez, CA 805.693.0083 www.gallunfarms.com


Sired by El Jahez WH

Out of Elle Dorada (Enzo x *El Dorada PASB)

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


NATIONAL CHAMPION Marwan Al Shaqab x Magna Prelude

OFW

U.S. NATIONAL U.S. NATIONAL SENIOR SENIOR STALLIONS STALLIONS WITH WITH MICHAEL MICHAEL BYATTBYATT

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OFW Magic Wan x Marys Diva

U.S. NATIONAL YEARLING COLTS WITH MICHAEL BYATT

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Contents

Issue 9 • Volume 46, No. 4A

68A

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Comments From The Publisher

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Cover Story: The Unveiling Of DA Gloriana—An Arabian Ingénue by T. Cardamone

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What’s New At The U.S. Nationals by A. Stratton

76A

Tulsa Guide

117A

Al Shaqab

130A

A Judge’s Perspective: Cindy Reich with M. Kirkman

148A

Meet The Faces Surrounding AHT: Tony Bergren

164A

A Historial Event: Ali Jamaal— The Horse Of The Show by T. Cardamone with J. Wallace

176A

2015 Amateur Snapshots, Part I

98A

Amateur Spotlight

200A

25 Things You Don’t Know About …

209A

Calendar Of Events

212A

Looking Ahead

214A

Index Of Advertisers

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On The Cover:

DA Gloriana

(Ever After NA x DA Peace), owned by Julianna Partners LLC. See page 14A.

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Cover Story: Levanté by A. Stratton

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Shada 2015

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A Judge’s Perspective: Mitch Sperte

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Leaders Of The Times: Pat Dempsey’s Beloveds Farm by A. Stratton

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2015 Amateur Snapshots, Part II

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Close-Up On History: Mi-Tiffany by M. Kirkman

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2015 Amateur Snapshots, Part III

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Like No Other Horse Show: Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Welcomes Arabians by M. Kirkman

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2015 Canadian National Championship Show by C. Egan

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71st Annual AHASC Fall Arabian Show by C. Cole-Ferandelli

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In Memoriam

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25 Things You Don’t Know About …

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25 Things You Don’t Know About …

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Amateur Spotlight

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Tax Deductions For Advertising And Promotional Expenses by J. Alan Cohan

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers


Photography by: Stuart Vesty Design by: mickĂŠandoliver

The Vision In White See him at the Scottsdale Breeders Finals in Stallion Halter with Giacomo Capacci. by Al Ayad ex The Vision HG by Thee Desperado leased by Aljassimya Farm: info@aljassimyafarm.com owned and bred by Ariela Arabians


Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Operations Manager/Editor Barbara Lee Writers Mary Kirkman Theresa Cardamone Anne Stratton Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Creative Director Jeff Wallace Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Print & Web Design Tony Ferguson Leah Matzke Melissa Pasicznyk Editorial Coordinator Proofreader Charlene Deyle Sales Assistant Stephanie Reitter 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. 4, September 2015, is published monthly by AHT, Inc. dba Arabian Horse Times, 20276 Delaware Avenue, Jordan, Minnesota 55352. Periodical postage paid at Jordan, Minnesota 55352 and at additional entry offices. Single copies in U.S. and Canada $7.50. Subscription in U.S. $40 per year, $65 two years, $90 three years. Canada $65 one year, $125 two years, $170 three years, U.S. funds. Foreign Subscriptions: $95 one year, $185 two years, $280 three years, payable in advance, U.S. funds. Sorry, no refunds on subscription orders. For subscription and change of address, please send old address as printed on last label. Please allow four to six weeks for your first subscription to be shipped. Occasionally ARABIAN HORSE TIMES makes its mailing list available to other organizations. If you prefer not to receive these mailings, please write to ARABIAN HORSE TIMES, Editorial Offices, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts or photographic materials. Printed in U.S.A. • POSTMASTER: Please send returns to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; and address changes to Arabian Horse Times, P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816. For subscription information, call 1-855-240-4637 (in the U.S.A.) or 952-492-3213 (for outside of the U.S.A.) Arabian Horse Times • P.O. Box 15816, North Hollywood, CA 91615-5816 • Tel: 952-492-3213 • Fax: 952-492-3228 1-800-AHTIMES • www.ahtimes.com

Let’s All Do Our Part Today I asked myself, why am I involved in Arabian horses? What can I do to make our community a better place? I ask anyone who has Arabian horses to think about what they read here. I am involved with Arabian horses because I have a strong passion and love for them, and I hope you do too. I grew up with Arabians; they and the friends I have made in the breed are a huge part of my life. And yes, I know that I’m lucky to come from a family that has provided me the opportunity to have them. I feel very fortunate. As I get older, I feel that it is very important to “give back” to the breed that I love and the people who surround them. For that reason, I’m going to address a topic here than many of us discuss with each other, but we don’t seem to take on as a group. Social media is still new for everyone and as we’re finding out, it can be good and bad. One thing I feel strongly about is that it is not the place to bash the Arabian horse business and the people in it. Does our industry have its problems? Yes. But if we want our breed to grow, there are more productive—or should I say, less destructive—ways to address our issues. Why would someone new want to join us, if everyone in the community is gossiping or complaining about the costs, the venues for showing and marketing horses, the politics, horse abuse and more? Do all of these issues happen as a matter of course in the Arabian industry? Is it as bad as people say? I don’t think so. Owning an Arabian horse is a choice. Making a living in the business is a choice. And let’s remember, complaining about everything is a choice too. Here is my challenge to everyone who has issues with the Arabian horse industry. What have you done to improve the breed? There are a lot of ways for all of us to volunteer, and every aspect of our community needs volunteers. This could be volunteering your time to your local club, organizing trail rides, helping at shows, or just doing your part to introduce the general public to the Arabian horse. The next time you consider posting on social media about some negative aspect of the horse world, please ask yourself what you have done lately to make things better. For every negative post you want to make, try making five positive ones. The Arabian horse is a wonderful living creature. If we all love them so much, then we need to help them have a better life—and negative social media is not the best way to help. Getting involved is.

Lara Ames Lara Ames Publisher

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Photos: Kelly Campbell | Ad Design: Jenn Trickey

Ever After NA x Psyches Amber Dream

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CurtisPaxton TheThird (Tryst CCF x Pro-Bability) 2012 Bay Arabian Gelding. Competing in the Arabian English Futurity! Brother to National Champion Euphoria LR. VIEW HIM AT U.S. NATIONALS!

Show Horses

Thunder Storm LR (Thunder Struck LR x Nottalooza) 2012 Bay Arabian Gelding Competing in the Arabian Country Futurity! Broke to drive. VIEW HIM AT U.S. NATIONALS! Thunderlite (Thunder Struck LR x JKF Wistful) 2012 Grey Arabian Gelding. Competing in the Arabian Country Futurity! Brother to National Champion Bel Heir LR. VIEW HIM AT U.S. NATIONALS! Luv Struck LR (Thunder Struck LR x La Lei) 2012 Bay Arabian Mare Beautiful and talented! Country Pleasure.

CurtisPaxton TheThird

Sttriker (Stterling x Marysia) 2014 Grey Arabian Stallion Sire is a U.S. National Reserve Champion Stallion. Dam is a National Champion producing mare. 2015 Trifecta Reserve Champion 2 & Under Colts! Amaya ROA (ZT Marwteyn x Albigova) 2013 Bay Arabian Mare High quality show filly and future broodmare! Dam is sister to legendary Bint Bey Shah. BG Miz Fire (Baske Afire x Waffles) 2003 Chestnut Half-Arab Mare Country Pleasure and Halter. Big and impressive! Vincenzo GA (Da Vinci FM x Vivacious X) 2013 Bay Arabian Stallion Halter and western pleasure. Huge and handsome! 2015 Scottsdale International Top 8 2-Year-Old Stallion.

Thunder Storm LR

BA Rise To Fame (The Color Of Fame x Wienna) 2002 Chestnut Half-Arab Mare Multi-National Champion Saddle Seat Equitation! Awesome mare. Also drives.

Anaillusion (Thee Desperado x Pacific Echo) 2010 Bay Arabian Mare. In foal to Besson Carol for Scottsdale Signature Auction! Sister to legendary Marwan Al Magnifficoo.

Broodmares

Nottalooza (Apollopalooza x Nola HPA) 2004 Bay Arabian Mare In foal to Majesteit! Superb producer. Summertime Song (Catalyst x Summertime Belle) 1999 Chestnut Saddlebred Mare Excellent pedigree. Fantastic producer!

Thunderlite

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Sttriker

Amaya ROA

Anaillusion


COVER STORY

The Unveiling Of DA Gloriana AN ARABIAN INGÉNUE

by THER ESA CAR DA MONE

The Arabian public will be seeing a bright new star in Tulsa when the United States National Championship class for yearling fillies enters the ring. Among the familiar faces that they have already seen at Scottsdale, Vegas, and other venues around the country will be a newcomer that will not fail to wow them with her perfection of form, her sparkling attitude, and her charismatic presence. That rising star is DA Gloriana. 14A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Dr. DeCarol Williamson, the owner of Dolorosa Arabians, decided to cross his Padrons Psyche daughter DA Peace with United States Reserve National Champion and AHBA World Cup Supreme Bronze Champion Stallion, Ever After NA, after observing North Arabians’ success using him on their collection of world-class Psyche mares. It was a formula that also worked beautifully in the creation of Pitonisa AS, who is also by Ever After and out of a Psyche daughter. Pitonisa AS was the highest scoring yearling in American history when she won the U.S. National Yearling Filly Championship last year, an exclamation point on a career loaded with gold. DA Peace had already produced several high quality foals, and she had a secret weapon that Dr. Williamson planned to use to his advantage, her maternal grandsire, the Bask son Ariston. Dr. Williamson explains his rationale, “DA Peace’s dam was Snowshill Arista, a full sibling to Snowshill Ariseyn, a former Brazilian National Champion stallion. The Ariston-bred dam line produced offspring that tended to create wonderful necks and polls. When Andrew Sellman asked me about DA Gloriana, I told him to look for the ‘hook!’ She really does have one of those necks and polls that just keep on growing! She is a wonderful, beautiful filly that I am very proud to have produced. She will gain a lot of admirers. She is quite the showgirl!” When Sellman finally got the opportunity to go down to see the filly in May of this year, he was not disappointed. In fact, he was “thrilled at first sight.” He loved everything about the filly—her face, her neck, her body and carriage, her legs, her movement. Based on her physical appearance, he knew that he could endorse her to one of his clients as a top show prospect. The first person he called was Jeff Sloan, who appreciated the tip and purchased DA Gloriana for her new owners, the Juliana Partners. Sellman and Sloan have had great success together previously with such notable horses as RD Fabreanna and Aria Impresario. Both horses were owned by Sloan in 2007 when Sellman showed them each successfully to U.S. National Championship titles in the yearling colt and filly divisions in Albuquerque. Sloan comments, “I can sense the enthusiasm and confidence that Andy has with this filly, and I am thrilled to have this filly in our collection and to have Andy at the lead.”

It didn’t take long before the filly was one of Sellman’s favorites. In addition to her physical attributes, DA Gloriana pleasantly surprised him with her character, kindness and willingness to try whatever was asked of her, while at the same time exhibiting an exciting show ring attitude. His voice grows warm as he speaks of her, “Gloriana has the attitude, charisma and character that sets superstars apart from the rest. Along with a wonderful heart, she has an outstanding personality and a great work ethic. I am two-times, three-times in love with her!” DA Gloriana has come a long way in a very short period of time. She is primed and ready to bring her fresh new face and accompanying charm straight to the top. And for now, that means winning the U.S. National Yearling Filly Championship for the Juliana Partners: Jeff Sloan, Norm Pappas, Jamie Jacob and Tony Shooshani. Sellman has no doubt that DA Gloriana can get the job done. “Every time I work with her, we grow closer,” he said. “Whenever I put her back in her stall and close the door, one thought comes to my mind, ‘I love this horse.’” Chances are, that once Tulsa gets a look at her, that sentiment will be universal. ■ Volume 46, No. 4 | 15A


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Dedicated to the Arabian Horse in all its Natural Splendor.


*Gazal Al Shaqab x Karess

U.S. National 4-Year-Old Stallions with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Reserve Champion Stallion 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion 3-Year-Old Stallion Scottsdale & Regional Unanimous Champion Australian National Champion Proudly owned by Joanne Gunabalan

Argent Farms | 2 | Ar abian Horse Times


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*Gazal Al Shaqab x Parys Creation

U.S. National 6-Year-Old Stallions with Andrew Sellman 2015 Region 11 Champion Stallion Proudly owned by Christopher LeVoyer

Argent Farms | 4 | Ar abian Horse Times


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DA Valentino x Satin Chall LL

U.S. National Senior Mares with Andrew Sellman 2013 Canadian National Champion Mare 2011 U.S. National Champion Futurity Filly 2009 U.S. National Champion Yearling Filly Proudly owned by Claire & Margaret Larson

Argent Farms | 6 | Ar abian Horse Times


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QR Marc x Van Alyssa

U.S. National 4-Year-Old Mares with Andrew Sellman 2015 Scottsdale Bronze Champion International Senior Mare 2015 Scottsdale 1st Place International Mare 4 & 5-Year-Old Proudly owned by Beloveds Farm, Patricia Dempsey www.BelovedsFarm.com

Argent Farms | 8 | Ar abian Horse Times


Argent Farms | 9 | Ar abian Horse Times


Eden C x Miss Fame MRM

U.S. National Futurity Colts with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt 2015 Region 9 Champion Stallion 2014 Unanimous Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Jackpot Colt 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Jackpot Colt 2014 Las Vegas World Cup Gold Supreme Champion Junior Colt 2014 Scottsdale Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Proudly owned by Four Moore Ranch | John & Cynthia Moore www.FourMooreRanch.com

Argent Farms | 10 | Ar abian Horse Times


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Da Vinci FM x HED Monserrat

U.S. National Futurity Fillies with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Reserve Champion Futurity Filly Proudly owned by Claire & Margaret Larson

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Ever After NA x Margarita PSY

U.S. National 2-Year-Old Colts with Andrew Sellman 2015 Unanimous Canadian National Champion 2-year-Old Jackpot Colt 2015 Unanimous Region 12 Champion 2-year-Old Colt Proudly owned by Beloveds Farm, Patricia Dempsey www.BelovedsFarm.com

Argent Farms | 14 | Ar abian Horse Times


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*Marwan Al Shaqab x Valori TRF

U.S. National 2-Year-Old Fillies with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Reserve Champion 2-Year-Old Filly 2015 Region 10 Champion Mare 2014 Canadian National Yearling Filly Proudly owned by Joanne Gunabalan

Argent Farms | 16 | Ar abian Horse Times


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Ever After NA x Miss Fame MRM

U.S. National Yearling Colts with Andrew Sellman 2015 Region 9 Champion Yearling Colt Proudly owned by Power Alley, LLC

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Ever After NA x DA Peace

U.S. National Yearling Fillies with Andrew Sellman Proudly owned by Julianna Partners, LLC Managing Partner Jeff Sloan

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Marwan al Magnifficoo Ă— ATA Psyches Psong+/

2015 Region 10 Champion Stallion 2014 Canadian National Champion Futurity Colt 2014 Arabian Breeders World Cup Silver Champion Junior Stallion and Champion Colt of 2011 Proudly owned by Mark & Val Sylla, Claire & Margaret Larson, Andrew & Angie Sellman

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ZT Marwteyn x Marcaaysa FA

2014 Minnesota Breeders Champion Medallion Stallion Yearling Filly

Proudly owned by Bridle Creek Arabians John & Lillian Mouw | Brad & Linda Mouw Cell: 507.360.9377 | brad.mouwsfg@frontiernet.net

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AAS-Elishahh x Veyonce++/

U.S. National H/A 2-Year-Old Geldings with Andrew Sellman 2014 Canadian National Champion Yearling Gelding 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Yearling Gelding 2015 Region 10 Champion H/A Gelding 2015 Region 10 Champion H/A Gelding AOTH Proudly owned by Jay Krusenstjerna & Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna

Argent Farms | 26 | Ar abian Horse Times


Vitorio TO x Tequila Rose MTC

U.S. National H/A Yearling Fillies with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Champion H/A Yearling Filly 2015 Region 11 Champion H/A Yearling Filly

Proudly bred & owned by Jay Krusenstjerna & Barb Sink-Krusenstjerna

Pogrom x Veyonce++/

U.S. National H/A Yearling Colts with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Champion H/A Yearling Colt 2015 Region 11 Champion H/A Yearling Filly Argent Farms | 27 | Ar abian Horse Times


*Besson Carol x Jusst One Look

U.S. National Geldings with Andrew Sellman U.S. National Geldings AAOTH with Renae Mendel 3x U.S. National Champion Gelding 2015 Region 10 Champion Gelding AOTH

Proudly owned by Duke & Renae Mendel

*Besson Carol x Jusst One Look

U.S. National Yearling Geldings with Andrew Sellman 2015 Canadian National Reserve Champion Yearling Colt Argent Farms | 28 | Ar abian Horse Times


Ever After NA x Psylk Obsession

U.S. National Geldings with Andrew Sellman 2015 Region 11 Champion Gelding 2015 Region 10 Champion Gelding 2013 U.S. National Supreme Champion Junior Gelding Proudly owned by Regan & Renae Rohl

Argent Farms | 29 | Ar abian Horse Times


Baahir El Marwan x RD Fabreanna

U.S. National Geldings with Argent Farms U.S. National Geldings AAOTH with Stuart Vesty 2015 Scottsdale Champion Gelding AOTH 2015 Scottsdale Signature Champion 3-Year-Old Gelding 2014 Canadian National Champion 2-Year-Old Yearling Gelding Proudly owned by Stuart Vesty

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Inquiries Welcome

Stival x Madamoiselle M Proudly owned by On A Boat LLC

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Sir Marwan CRF x Exotic Angel AB

U.S. National Yearling Fillies with David Botha 2015 Region 11 Champion Yearling Filly Proudly owned by Cedar Ridge Farm The Ames Family

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WH Justice x This Izzathyme TRF

2015 Region 10 Top Five 2-Year-Old Filly Proudly owned by Steve Smith & Family Inquiries Welcome

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Full brother to the legendary DA Valentino

Proudly bred & owned by Dolorosa Arabians www.DolorosaArabians.com SCID/CA/LSF Clear

Versace x DA Love

2014 Canadian National Champion Stallion

Argent Farms | 34 | Ar abian Horse Times

Multi-Program Nominated Sire Standing at


A leading sire of National Champion Halter & Performance Horses across the globe!

Proudly owned by David & Tammy Corning and Sienna Snell 360.866.8138 www.DSTArabians.com

Multi-Program Nominated Sire Standing at

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2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion H/A Western Pleasure Futurity 2015 Region 12 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2015 Region 15 Champion H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2015 Region 15 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Select AATR 2015 Region 16 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Junior Horse 2015 Region 16 Unanimous Champion H/A Western Pleasure Select AATR

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Versace x Too Many Roses

Proudly owned by Joelle & Robert Wright, East Manor Arabians, East Nassau, New York, 518 766-2182 • rjwjkw@taconic.net

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Hi Hello Boy x Vivie En, by Enzo

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Arezzo NL x Hollygolitely DDF

2015 Region 15 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Open 2015 Region 16 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure Open 2015 Region 16 Unanimous Champion Western Pleasure AATR 2015 Region 16 Champion Western Pleasure Select AATR 2015 Region 16 Champion Western Pleasure AAOTR

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Sired by National Champion

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NNL Ultimate Bey x Zippos Michelle

2015 Region 15 & 16 Champion H/A Western Pleasure Open

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Tamar Alejandro x My Sharrona, by SV Basksko

Proudly owned by Rich & Linda Sadala, Honeysuckle Farm Arabians, Lexington, VA 24450 Rich’s cell: 571-243-3012 • Linda’s cell: 703-509-7455 • hausie@marment.org • www.HoneysuckleFarm.com

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Cytosk x DG Serinett Multi-Regional Champion & National Top Ten

Magnum Psyche x Ames Mirage

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Afire Bey V x Helen Hayes X

2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion Country English Pleasure Select AATR 2015 Scottsdale First Place Country English Pleasure Open Proudly owned by Bruce & Lucinda Miller, Blountville, Tennessee

Outfitted by

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R Silverton x Khemosbayprincess

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Proudly owned by Tayler Rinehart, LaGrange, Kentucky

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In a breed’s national horse show, each year will always look much the same. But now and then, there are “change times,” and 2015 is one for the Arabian community. This was virtually guaranteed after last year’s show, when the Arabian Horse Association set up a U.S. Nationals In-Hand Ad Hoc Committee to study its halter situation and make recommendations for the future. When the group spoke, AHA listened—and there are an array of new features at U.S. Nationals this year, both in halter and overall.

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New In Halter Awards. The biggest change is that national championships will no longer be awarded in some age splits. Instead, while those classes remain as qualifiers and will be scored, the titles of U.S. National Champion, Reserve and Top Ten will be presented only in Yearling Colts and Fillies, as it always has; Junior Colts and Fillies (for ages 2 and 3); and Senior Stallions and Mares (4 and older). This year, AHA encourages the U.S. National Champions to travel to Paris to compete at the Salon du Cheval’s World Championships in December. Up to $10,000 per horse is available to reimburse travel expenses. Score computation and transmission. The highly-regarded Arabian Horse Results has been hired to compute the scores in halter, and the highest and lowest scores for each competitor in each category will be discarded. A new LED screen—an upgrade over what has been used in the past—will be used to exhibit the scores as quickly as possible after their computation. Schedule. The schedule has been changed to call attention to purebred open classes on the closing Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the show. Facilities for horses. The paddock and warm-up areas have been expanded. Facilities for people. To improve the experience for patrons and halter spectators, the Pavilion is being reconfigured to move the VIP tables (while still retaining preferred placement) and add pub tables to provide casual observers with a place to put food and drink as they watch the show. While no service is available at the pub tables, food and drink may be obtained nearby to bring in. And AHA promises significantly upgraded décor in the arena to enhance the ambience.

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New Overall DNA testing is now required for all Half-Arabians entered in performance futurities and maturities, halter futurities, and the AEPA futurity, and will be required for the AWPA futurity, which begins next year. Expect more in the future; in response to popular demand, AHA is starting this year with the most lucrative classes. Regional Challenge Cups have been added. Points will be tracked by winning horses bred by individual breeders, then added into each region’s score. The high scoring regions in halter and performance will receive Regional Challenge Cups, and a special trophy will be presented to the region with the highest total of points based on both halter and performance. Adult Western Horsemanship and Limited Reined Cow Horse classes have been added. Green shavings will be back for the Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions in the Ford Truck Arena.

On The Social (And Charitable) Scene As in years past, the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund offers two of the week’s most anticipated social events, enjoyable evenings that bring people together, offer great food and drink, and the opportunity to support the organization’s serious work in the face of need.


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In The Western Pleasure Showdown. Halter Trainers David Boggs Michael Byatt Ted Carson Greg Gallún Terry Holmes Keith Krichke Claudinei Machado Gary McDonald Kim Morgan Sandro Pinha Jeff Schall Andy Sellman Troy White Mike Wilson Western Trainers Rob Bick Tommy Garland Rick Gault Greg Harris Larry Hoffman J.T. Keller Gordon Potts LaRae Fletcher Powell Zac Powell Josh Quintus Joe Reser Jody Strand Randy Sullivan Stanley White III 74A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Wednesday evening, October 28: The Showdown. The party begins at the close of the afternoon session, as everyone is invited to the Ford Truck Arena, where food stations will be set up and an array of farms and stallion owners will host bars. Craig Christiansen will be back this year to announce events as they unfold—and they’ll be unfolding briskly, says AHDF’s Becky Nash, who heads the organization’s U.S. Nationals efforts. “Those who want to come and then go to dinner afterward will be able to do that comfortably.” The evening’s special guest will be 2014’s beneficiary, Texas exhibitor Alexa Nichols, who is still recovering from a life-changing car accident, with her parents, John and Denise Nichols. This year, the money raised will be earmarked for AHDF’s general fund, to recharge the engine for further use. Last year’s wildly popular competition of pro-am teams changes in 2015 to feature western pleasure horsemen matched with halter trainers. Pairings will not be decided until the official drawing at Wednesday evening’s cocktail party. After the drawing will come an auction, where each team will be available for purchase. The successful bidder on the winning team will receive a John Deere Gator™ Utility Vehicle, donated by Joan Abbett, Susie and Chad Chance. Also up for grabs at the auction will be various other items, including a Western Pleasure Bootcamp, for which top trainers have donated a half-day of coaching and Shamrock Farms has provided its Fort Worth condo—a unique opportunity for riders to upgrade their skills in one high-intensity weekend. For the next 20 minutes, various stallions may be presented to keep the crowd entertained, while the teams strategize and warm up before the class is called. The halter trainers will ride the first way of the ring, while the western trainers will take over for the second way. And the horses, advance reports say, will be significant contenders.


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The judges this year are Richard Wright, Joel Gangi and John Power. AHA President Cynthia Richardson will serve as ring steward. Who will win? You’ll have to come to the Calcutta (or watch it online at ArabianHorseGlobal.com) to find out—but word has it that halter trainers are serious about it. Practice has begun! The Calcutta benefits AHDF, but Nash notes that a larger purpose is served as well. “We do want to raise money for a good cause,” she nods, “but we want to do it in a way that brings everyone together.” Friday evening, October 30: The Wine Walk and More, held between the afternoon and evening sessions, is Tulsa week’s traditional break for fun and friendship before the show’s closing weekend. Once again, farms will set up stations of food and drink in the main aisle of the Ford Truck arena, with a combo to provide musical ambience. It is sponsored by Markel Insurance and the AHA, and tickets are available at $40 each. New this year? It’s not just wine. Those who love spirits and exotic mixtures can look for craft cocktails and a selection of artisan beers. It’s the perfect way to unwind, and benefit the charity that is front and center for all horsemen. n

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- u Tica S quare With quality stores, restaurants, and beautifully manicured gardens and trees, Utica Square, which opened in 1952, has a village-like design that stands in history as Tulsa’s first shopping center. It was developed to be inviting to the customer without alienating neighboring residents—a risky concept at the time. And since its purchase by Helmerich & Payne in 1964, Utica Square has earned a

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reputation as the area’s finest shopping center. This can be attributed to their vested interest in the community. Mr. Helmerich felt that a high concentration of quality merchants would greatly improve the retail industry in Tulsa. Utica Square began to attract the best local merchants, as well as many popular national merchants. This dynamic mix proved to be the key to its success and is the reason why this trend continues today. Whether you’re a frequent shopper or visiting from out of town, you can’t help but be touched by Utica Square’s charm and beauty. The many clocks will remind you of times past, while the chimes reflect the songs of the season. And the garden’s bronze fountain and statue are favorites of the young and old alike. Utica Square promises a shopping experience like no other. uticasquare.com

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The U.S. Nationals is just one of many center stage occasions that require the Best Western Plus’s special services. Other favorites include the Chili Bowl in January, the April and November Wannenmacher Gun Shows, and the September-October Tulsa State Fair, all held at nearby Tulsa Expo Square. bestwesternoklahoma.com/ hotels/best-western-plus-tulsa-inn-and-suites

- prhYMe: d oWnToWn S TeakhouSe Nestled in downtown Tulsa’s Brady Arts District, PRHYME introduces an upscale, modern interpretation of an American steakhouse. Unlike other steakhouses, PRHYME offers beef that is raised and finished in several ways, like grass fed and grain fed prime beef, in order to give its guests a chance to sample how the feed and environment play a role in producing the best beef America has to offer. In addition, seasonal seafood, Australian lamb chops, artistically plated appetizers, classic caviar service and delectable desserts are just some of the tempting tastes you can find on the menu. PRHYME offers a wine list with over 225 selections from around the world, meticulously chosen and arranged by our Certified Sommelier. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with the absolute best service Tulsa has to offer and free valet parking every Friday and Saturday nights. For reservations, please call (918) 794-7700 or visit us at PrhymeTulsa.com.

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in cocktails both traditional and modern. Experience Juniper with us for handmade cocktails, gourmet lunch, Saturday brunch, or a delicious dinner with friends and family. Bon appĂŠtit! For reservations, please call (918) 794-1090 or visit us at JuniperTulsa.com.

- T avolo : an i Talian B iSTro Tavolo, an Italian Bistro, is Tulsa’s newest Italian restaurant. Focusing on fresh, healthy, authentic Italian, the menu features modern, innovative plates. Each of our pastas are made by hand daily in our kitchen by our talented chefs. Tavolo offers both lunch and dinner options, along with an extensive wine list and a variety of traditional Italian desserts. Tavolo is fitting of what most people imagine an upscale, intimate, big-city Italian restaurant to be. The bottom floor has a casual feel at the bar and a cozy, romantic ambiance at the tables. The newly built second floor has a beautiful view of Boston Avenue through floor to ceiling windows. Tavolo offers the best in Italian, the best for romance, and the best for big-city style fun. For reservations to Tavolo, please call 918-949-4498 or visit www.TavoloTulsa.com.

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AAOTR 55 & Over with Nancy Maximuck 2015 Region 12 Reserve Champion AAOTR 2015 Region 15 Top Five Open 2014 Canadian National Top Ten Open 2014 Region 15 Reserve Champion Open Afires Heir x Worth Slammin

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AAOTR 55 & Over with Nancy Maximuck 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion AAOTR 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion AATR 2014 Canadian National Reserve Champion AAOTR 40 & Over C A Hermoso x Cyventh Heaven

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Select AATR with Elaine Finney 2015 Region 12 Top Five Select AATR 2015 Region 15 Top Five Select AATR 2014 Region 15 Champion Select AATR

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AAOTR 55 & Over with Nancy Maximuck AAOTR Maturity with Nancy Maximuck 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion Open 2015 Region 15 Top Five AATR 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Junior Horse 2014 Canadian National Top Ten Junior Horse Afires Vision x Amayzin Grayce

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Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Driving Open with Mike Miller

2015 Region 15 Champion Open 2014 U.S. National Champion Open Afire Bey V x Mountainviews Highland Reviews

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AAOTR 36-54 with Carol Skeuse-Hart 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion ATR 2014 U.S. National Top Ten AAOTR 2014 Canadian National Top Ten 2014 Region 12 & 15 Top Five IXL Noble Express x Gina Afire Owned by Springwater Farms

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AAOTR 36-54 with Carol Skeuse-Hart 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion AATR 2015 Region 12 Top Five AAOTR 2014 U.S. National Top Ten AAOTR Maturity Afire Bey V x Thalia Bey

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Select AATR with Elaine Finney 2015 Region 15 Reserve Champion Select AATR 2015 Region 12 Top Five Select AATR Magnum Chall HVP x SF Springloaded

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Trainers Rob Bick, Caralyn Schroter & Grant Krohn • Office Manager Janie Wasilewski 2379 Creechs Mill Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577 • 919.202.8384 • info@rbcshowhorses.com • www.rbcshowhorses.com


Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse with Caralyn Schroter AAOTR Maturity & Select AATR with Rachel Pest

2015 Region 15 Unanimous Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 2015 Region 15 Unanimous Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 2015 Region 15 Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR 2015 Region 12 Unanimous Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse 2015 Region 12 Top Five Hunter Pleasure AAOTR

Possesion PGA+ x BP Meditation Bey Owner David & Angel Pest, Suffolk, VA

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Western Pleasure Open with Rob Bick • AAOTR 36-54 with Nan Harley

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Khadraj NA+++/ x RA Po Okela, by Fame VF

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PCF Vision x Que Psarah

Hunter Pleasure Jr. Horse with Rob Bick Arabian Geldings 4 & 5 Years Old with Rob Bick Arabian Geldings AOTH with Jeanne Black 2014 U.S. National Jr. Champion Gelding 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Futurity Gelding 2015 East Coast Champion Gelding Open & AOTH 2015 Region 12 Reserve Champion Gelding Open 2015 Region 12 Top Five Purebred Gelding AOTH 2015 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Top Ten Hunter Pleasure 2015 Scottsdale Signature Stallion Top Ten Gelding Halter ATH

Owner Jeanne Black

Expressionaire (IXL Noble Express+ x Concentia+) 2011 Half-Arabian Bay Gelding (3/4 Arabian) This gelding has the elegance, stride and frame to be very competitive in the Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure division. He is a great Jr. Horse and Maturity prospect. He stands 15.3-16 hands tall. Ardent NL (Arezzo NL x Moondance NL) 2010 Purebred Bay Gelding 2015 Region 12Top Five Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse. Ardent is an elegant long legged son of National Arabian Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Arezzo NL. He is going to be an outstanding bridle horse. RC Iron Man (Black Daniels x DA Lady Tiffany) 2012 Purebred Bay Gelding An outstanding young gelding that is the epitome of an athlete. Sired by the National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse, Black Daniels, Iron Man is sure to be an exemplary performance horse. See Him at U.S. Nationals! PA Vaquero Kid (Sundance Kid V x Verteyna, by Versace) 2012 Purebred Bay Gelding A tall, elegant gelding that has tremendous talent. Going to be a sure standout in the Hunter Pleasure Futurity this year and would be an outstanding horse for the Maturity in 2016. See him at U.S. Nationals! PA Astrella Always (Always A Jullyen V x RA April Rose, by Versace) 2012 Purebred Bay Mare This tall, well-bred mare is an absolute dream to ride; ready for the Hunter Pleasure Futurity and would be great for the Maturity in 2016! See her at U.S. Nationals! SVA Major Commotion (PA Paschal x PA Mariposa Always) 2013 Purebred Grey Gelding. This outstanding gelding is going to be a sure winner. Tall, elegant, talented, and started under saddle. Western or Hunter prospect. OH Amiracle (O H Abosk x Dimond Lil) 2012 Half-Arabian Black Mare Extemely long necked and athletic. See her at U.S. Nationals in the Half-Arabian Country Pleasure Futurity. Trainers Rob Bick, Caralyn Schroter & Grant Krohn • Office Manager Janie Wasilewski 2379 Creechs Mill Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577 • 919.202.8384 • info@rbcshowhorses.com • www.rbcshowhorses.com 96A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


Odyssey SC x Heartbreaker RA

Hunter Pleasure Open with Rob Bick Select AATR with Darci Marshall Available for purchase at the U.S. Nationals

2015 East Coast Unanimous Champion Hunter Pleasure Open 2015 East Coast Champion Hunter Pleasure AAOTR 2015 East Coast Champion Hunter Pleasure AATR Owner Darci Marshall

Always A Jullyen V x Lily Dancer V Hunter Pleasure Open with Caralyn Schroter AAOTR 19-35 with Brooke Hines Multi-National Champion

Owners Debra & Brooke Hines

Apollopalooza x Usandra H/A English Pleasure AAOTR 19-39 with Brooke Hines H/A Mounted Native Costume with Caralyn Schroter H/A English Pleasure Open with Rob Bick 2015 Region 12 Reserve Champion H/A English AAOTR 2015 Canadian Unanimous National Champion Native Costume & Top Ten H/A English Pleasure


AmAteur Spotlight ... AUSTIN GALLUN

What did it mean to you growing up in a family that had a long tradition with Arabian horses? To be honest, for a long time I didn’t even consider how lucky I was, having a family so involved in the Arabian community. I pretty much thought that everything that was normal to me was normal to everyone else my age as well. It wasn’t until I got to high school that I realized that kids generally don’t get the opportunity to go to Poland for the Polish Nationals or feed carrots to national champions whenever they please. In the end, my experiences growing up have taught me to enjoy the experiences afforded to me thanks to the Arabian horse, and life in general. You have had a lot of success in the trail classes at the Arabian Foal Festival. Can you share how you prepare your horse for this event? What I have found to be the key in preparing a young horse to go over the trail obstacles at the Arabian Foal Festival has simply been start preparing early, and work with them often. An additional preparative measure is changing the environment, horses get used to routine and become bored at times. I have found that a change of scenery works wonders to help quash that. Who is the greatest horse you have ever been around and why? Strike. Hands down. I do believe I owe this horse more than I will ever know. He is a big reason as to why I have had so many amazing experiences growing up. He and his donkey posse (Willy and Jackson) were a normal sight for much of my youth, and I miss seeing him every day. Please share what your experience in the Arabian horse business has been like. I have had a largely great

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experience with the Arabian horse business. I think a lot of that positivity can be attributed to the fact that I have always shown as an amateur. What I mean by that is that showing horses for me has always been for one purpose: to have a good time and maybe get a ribbon if I deserve one. There has never been any outside pressure to win because my livelihood depends on it or anything like that. I can also say that some of my best friends have been made at horse shows, and that some of my fondest memories have taken place during horse shows. What is your favorite thing to do when attending an Arabian horse event? See old friends. These shows are amazing because they bring people from different backgrounds together in one place for a week or two. The issue is, when the show is done, these people all go back to their respective lives whereever they call home. Knowing that Arabian horse events offer the rare opportunity to see a lot of the people who matter in life in one place is pretty cool. Also, the funnel cakes at WestWorld in February— aren’t they great? What is your proudest moment with the Arabian horse? I showed my family’s Enzo daughter Vivie En at Scottsdale in 2014; we managed to take a reserve championship in the senior mare AOTH. This moment made me particularly proud because we went into it somewhat


outgunned and we gave everyone a run for their money and finished successfully. What is one thing most would be shocked to know about you? I’ve never been kicked by a horse. I feel like it’s bound to happen at some point, though. What is an ideal vacation for you and whom would you like to be there with you? Some place warm and tropical with zero cell service (in case work calls) with family, friends, good food and great drinks. What is your favorite horse event to attend and why? I have really taken a liking to the Arabian Foal Festival in Santa Ynez, which has taken place since 2013. It is great to attend because it is such a refreshing change of pace from the shows that I grew up going to. The environment is friendly and non-stressful for the young horses and handlers who are participating. Who inspires you to be the person you are? Many people, but at this time, my grandmother, Molly. The last couple of years have not been the easiest, and her positive attitude and perseverance through these trials has helped me to really focus on the important parts of life. What is the perfect day for you? Any day falling within a perfect vacation. What is your biggest pet peeve in life? People chewing with their mouths open at meals. Seriously, stop it. What would your last meal consist of? Anything prepared by my mom.

Out of your family, who in the horse industry has inspired you the most and why? It’s a tie between my parents, they’ve been involved in this industry to witness its ups and downs and persevered through it all. They have worked so hard to make sure my brother and I lived comfortable lives growing up. Now that I am a little older, I really admire and respect their ability to make it all work through all the changes that have happened within this industry. 15 years from now, what do you see yourself doing? Assuming I have not yet won the lottery or invented the next app everyone can’t stop playing, I hope to be living a comfortable life somewhere close to where I grew up, hopefully, working at the same company I’m working for now. Of course I would also enjoy being involved in the Arabian horse industry on some level. How would you describe your fashion sense? If this question was asked 5 years ago, it would be, “What are you doing?” But now, I would call it reserved and simple. Is there one horse event that you have never attended, but would like to and why? I really want to go to the Kentucky Derby. The amount of mystique and history that surround that race is unrivaled, and I would really like to be a part of it at least once. Every running of it is the start of history potentially, and I think to witness that would be pretty cool. If your best friend was to describe you, how would they and why? Austin Gallun: above average height and a little strange (got some quirks). n Volume 46, No. 4 | 99A


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PUREBREDS AMBASSADHEIR TRGR- (Afires Heir x LA Athena) 2010 PB Chestnut, Country Gelding. This is a wonderful, kind, National Champion quality country horse. He is tall and good minded for any age rider. 2015 Scottsdale Top Ten Jr. Country, 2015 Region 14 Top 5 Jr. Country.

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BERRY EXTRODINARY- (JR Maximilian x Blackberry Twist) 2009 PB Blk Bay, Country Mare. This is one amazing broodmare and show horse. She has a very long upright neck, beautiful face and long legs. Just starting her show career and looks to have all the quality of a National contender. ALL HEIR- (Afires Heir x Ames Tierra) 2011 PB Black Country Gelding. High necked, long legged, super pretty young horse. Priced to sell, great prospect.

HALF-ARABIANS LOVEM AND LEAVEM- (Charmed And Bewitched x CL Bay Love) 2009 H/A Bay, Country Gelding. This is a beautiful show horse, which at his young age is winning in the JOTR country pleasure classes and the Equitation 14-18 classes. 2015 Region 12 Champion Equitation 14-18, Multiple Region 12 and 14 Top Five Country Pleasure. Berry Extrodinary

LC SUPERSTITIOUS- (The Nobelest x Opium Princess) 2010 H/A Blk, Country Gelding. Tall and beautiful, fantastic for pleasure or equitation. You will get noticed on this fancy horse. 2015 Region 12 Top 5 H/A Country Jr. Horse. CALIFORNIA GURLS- (SF Specs Shocwave x Madcap Heiress) 2008 H/A Chestnut Mare. This mare is super sporty and fun to show! She would be a great JOTR English horse or Equitation mount. She is a beautiful driving horse as well. 2015 Scottsdale Reserve Champion H/A Country 18-39. SF HIDDEN CHARM- (Cologne x Mountainviews Highland Reviews) 2006 Chestnut Mare. This is a great mare for a beginner or someone looking for a reliable show horse. You can dial her up for English or tone her down for Country. Great for any level rider.

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A JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE Cindy Reich Introduction by Mary Kirkman

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Judging the first AHBA World Cup Show in Las Vegas, 2007.

H

arry Truman once remarked, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen,” which is easy to say, unless you’re standing in center ring at a horse show, choosing one passionate owner’s horse over another, calling a very popular trainer on an infraction, or simply listening to a chorus of fans shouting frenzied directions on who should win. A judge has to be made of iron to ignore it, to do what she feels is right. It doesn’t faze Cindy Reich, who has held a judge’s card for 38 years and officiated at some of the highest profile shows in the business. She is known for making the tough call—and for being willing, politely but clearly, to explain her views afterward. Plenty of trainers and exhibitors probably have hated some of those calls, but they respect her. It’s serious to Reich, and if you ask for her best, that’s what you get.

Reich’s judging credentials are based on experience and education, and a lifelong interest in animal behavior. She grew up on her parents’ Arabian horse farm in Colorado and showed in nearly every discipline, from equitation to costume, and working cow horse to English pleasure. She graduated with a B.S. in Bio-Agricultural Sciences from Colorado State University and worked on a master’s in reproductive physiology at University College Dublin in Ireland. Professionally she has been a breeding manager for more than 35 years, routinely handling from 150 to 450 mares annually, at top operations in the United States and Europe (on her resume are, among others, Lasma, Varian, Aries, Wolf Springs, Wrigley and Colorado State University). And all those high profile judging assignments? In addition to such venues as Scottsdale and the Arabian Breeders World Cup, she has marked cards at national shows in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, South Africa, Sweden, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela—so far. One of her latest assignments was in Namibia, a country that fascinated her with its dramatic landscapes and the diversity of its wildlife. Wildlife? Yes, she smiles, believe it or not, there is life outside the horse business. Her passions are wildlife photography and Irish and Scottish music (she maintained a sideline as a radio disc jockey, specializing in Celtic music, for two decades). “Fortunately for me, I get to do a lot of judging internationally,” she says of her life now. “That not only allows me to evaluate beautiful horses all over the world, but to view wildlife all over the world as well. That is heaven for me!” Counting on her reputation for forthright discussion, we sat down to speak with Cindy Reich in August, and she didn’t disappoint. We asked, and she answered. Volume 46, No. 4 | 131A


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Cindy Reich with Bey Shahmpagne, dam of Enzo.

As you approach the 2015 U.S. Nationals, what are you thinking about your role as a judge? It is an honor to get to judge the National halter show and I am looking forward to seeing some beautiful horses! However, at the same time, there is always a downside to judging major shows. Enforcing the rules in center ring is one of the responsibilities of a judge and one we cannot shy away from. Judges have to have the courage to do the right thing in center ring—whether it be enforcing a rule that has been broken, or assessing an honest score. Every horse has beautiful aspects to it and every horse has faults. Our job is to judge both—honestly. I will celebrate the horse’s extreme good points, but I will also be honest in evaluating its lesser qualities.

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Let me start out by saying that it would be really, really nice not to have to play policeman in center ring. What I would like to do is just relax and enjoy judging beautiful horses! Because that is one of the joys of judging horse shows. However, my job is also to assess penalties when rules are broken. So—if I see rules being broken, I will penalize accordingly. I thought it might be a good idea to review the rules here that are the most commonly “stretched” at shows. Ideally, if we all agree to follow these rules, we can all have a stress free experience in center ring—horses included! Here are some specifics from the 2015 USEF rule book, AR (Arabian Division), which trainers, handlers, breeders and owners might want to review before the show:


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AR115 Penalties/Eliminations 1. There can be no contact of the whip to the horse, any contact shall result in elimination from judging consideration by the Judge. “Intimidation”: A horse that appears to be intimidated by its handler will be penalized. This may include but is not limited to, crouching, cowering, quivering, withdrawing and buckling their knees. Judge(s) may excuse any entry deemed in violation of any of these restrictions. 2. A Breeding/In-Hand competitor must be eliminated for: (also see AR105 Soundness and Welfare.) a. Removal of eyelashes, b. Changing the natural color of the mane and/or tail (AR106) c. Applying a product to a horse’s hoof to hide or conceal a conformation defect. Only clear or transparent products may be used on the hooves of horses while being shown in Breeding and/or In-Hand classes. 3. An entry must be penalized for: a. Excessive amounts of oil, grease or other similar substances. b. Balding the area around the eyes or proximal to the muzzle and nostrils. c. Excessive use of the whip or actions that may disturb other entries. AR116. 6.a (Italics are mine) When all horses have entered the ring, the horses shall be asked to walk collectively counter-clockwise and/or clockwise past each (and all) judge(s). They shall walk in a relaxed manner on a loose lead with the handler at the side of his horse, whips down. The lead line must maintain a discernible drape and the handler must not place his hand on the chain or close enough, to in any way restrict the natural head and neck motion. The handler may not unnecessarily impede the forward motion of the horse while at the walk.

The following are, in my opinion, the most commonly seen problems in the halter arena:   1. SHANKING. If a trainer starts shanking any horse in front of me I will penalize said handler and also inform them they are now in a penalty situation. If they shank again, they may put themselves at risk of being asked to leave the arena.   2. INTIMIDATION/STRESS/FEAR ON THE HARD STANCE OR RAIL. I do not want to see obviously fearful horses, intimidated or stressed out horses. This applies to the stand-up and also to intimidation on the rail, and includes chasing, slapping the whip on the ground and threatening the horse with the whip while on the rail to “juice” them up. I do know the difference between a horse that is just overwhelmed by the crowd, arena, etc., and one that is afraid of the handler. A horse that is simply overwhelmed by the ring, crowd, noise, etc., will not be penalized. 3. FAILURE TO WALK HORSE ON LOOSE LEAD WHILE AT THE WALK. While this is not singled out as a penalty situation, if I cannot see the horse walking naturally with a draped lead and moving forward without impediment, I will be forced to lower the score for balance and substance at the walk, as the horse will be moving in an unnatural manner and that interferes with my ability to see its natural balance and substance. The rules also state the handler must maintain a discernible drape, not “may.” 4. WHEN TROTTING, THE HORSE SHOOTS FORWARD AT A RUN, IS SHANKED BACKWARDS, RUNS FORWARD, IS SHANKED BACKWARDS AND THEN RUNS FORWARD AGAIN. This is a very common scenario when handlers try to get a horse to trot that may be either intimidated or scared. Certainly it does not present the horse’s movement in a positive way and will be scored accordingly. If the horse is being severely shanked, a penalty situation could occur.

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5. DRIPPING MAKEUP. I would prefer no makeup, but understand the reality of a show. Large black “raccoon rings” around the eye only draw attention to a small eye; they do not enhance it. Similarly, when a horse looks like it dipped its muzzle in black paint, that does not enhance a small muzzle and can accentuate a larger muzzle. It is distracting and very artificial looking. When we

“floats” across the arena and snorts and blows, that is frosting on the cake! 3. The horse’s natural beauty is allowed to be appreciated. While I would prefer that the ears, eyes, muzzle and bridlepath not be clipped, I realize that this is standard for shows and I never penalize clipped horses.

CINDY REICH have a breed with such stunning natural beauty, I have never understood how anyone would think the use of makeup would make the horse look better. It never does. Can you tell us more about what you would like to see? Here is what I would love to see!   1. A bright, cheerful horse that thinks highly of itself. It moves forward with natural animation and confidence and stands in center ring, alert, happy and showing off. It listens to the handler and is responsive, but not in a negative way. The stance is natural and the horse is bright and curious. The horse does not fear the handler, does not run backwards, pin its ears, grimace, sweat, tremble or show other signs of stress and intimidation. Obviously the handlers will be putting the horse in a three-point stance with one hind leg behind and the neck extended. However, I will not penalize a horse that stands naturally and happily, regardless of the stance—as long as it is still. However, a stretched stance is not allowed.

Interestingly, clipping will often highlight a fault by how the horse is clipped. A horse with a bridlepath halfway down the neck will always have a short neck. Horses that are clipped in a wide circle around the eye usually have a small eye. However, there is nothing more beautiful than a horse that has a large, dark, liquid, expressive eye— without makeup. Or a beautiful neck with a natural mane and no bridlepath. A small amount of oil to highlight the naturally black skin is far preferable to painted on makeup. Why do you consider these issues important?  Before anyone rushes to label me as a big “Debbie Downer,” let me just say that we as judges must penalize horses that are showing stress, intimidation, etc. I take my judging responsibilities very seriously and I take the welfare of the horse very seriously.   Why is this of importance? Obviously the welfare of the horses should be of utmost concern to everyone—trainers, judges, handlers, breeders and owners.

2. When asked to trot, the horse moves off powerfully, with tail up, neck forward and with an abundance of natural animation and charisma. It does not run/stop/run/stop/run/stop/trot. If it

Furthermore, we must be cognizant of the picture we are presenting to the “outside” world. If you have ever taken a non-Arabian horse person to an Arabian horse show, it can be an eye-opener.

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Photo by Hennie Van den Berg

Reich putting in some quality time with a cheetah at The Farm Inn in South Africa. The expression on her face tells the story: “sheer bliss and wonder,” she says.

They often point out that the halter horses do not seem to be happy or calm, and the observers become uncomfortable with what they are watching. I know this for a fact because I have started inviting other horse people to shows to watch halter, to gain some insight on their perspective. And, unfortunately, it is frequently not complimentary. Sometimes I think we fail to see ourselves as an audience outside of the Arabian horse industry does—an audience we strive to bring into the Arabian community. Your background indicates a lifetime of practical experience not only enjoying animals, but also evaluating them. Is that correct?I think my judging eye is a bit different in that I started judging livestock at the age of 9 years. I judged cattle, sheep and pigs for 15 years and competed at

college level as a member of the Livestock Judging Team for Colorado State University. In judging livestock, you are judging for an end product, such as whether a breeding Hereford bull is structurally correct enough to walk miles of pasture to breed cows. You were always judging function as well as breed type. In horses, emotion is often the overriding factor in judging, as opposed to function. However, at the end of the day, what is the purpose of an Arabian horse? Is it simply to look pretty? This horse evolved over centuries to cover ground more efficiently than any other breed of horse. We all understand the importance of beauty and type, and clearly, type is the most highly ranked in terms of significance in judging the Arabian horse.

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After the high pressure world of judging important Arabians, Reich unwinds. Here, fishing for piranha in Brazil.

That said, we need to have a balance of type and function. We are pretty arrogant as humans if we choose to dismiss everything that forged the Arabian horse over centuries to fit “our” version of what beauty is. There is no reason we can’t have a balance of type and function for a “complete package” horse. That is what I look for in the ring—that horse that has the most good characteristics overall. I love an extreme horse as much as anyone, but you can’t throw out the rest of the horse over one extreme part. We should reward the good and be honest about the parts that aren’t quite as good. That is what judging was originally for—to give an honest evaluation of breeding stock. Hopefully that is still important to the owners and breeders.

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How do the scorecard and the comparative system relate in halter judging? When we use the scorecard, we are judging each horse against the breed standard—not against each other. We are looking at each part and evaluating it against the ideal. In the comparative, they are judged overall against each other, and a judge’s preferences can factor in. When the comparative system is used for the championships with a multi-judge panel, there are many factors which enter into the decisions, but that’s why sometimes the highest scorers aren’t always selected as champions. Recently, you left your Facebook page until after U.S. Nationals. What has been your


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experience, as a horse show judge, with social media? I resisted Facebook for a long time, because I was uncomfortable with being a judge and having prominent breeders and trainers “friending” me. However, I finally succumbed— mainly to interact with family and friends in my dog and music worlds. I also noticed that as a big show would come up that I was judging, my friend requests would jump accordingly. Interestingly, the same thing would happen when judging international shows. I would suddenly get a raft of requests from trainers and breeders in that country. I am sure it is 99 percent innocent, but it just made me uncomfortable personally. I didn’t deactivate the page, but only go on it occasionally for family news and to interact with my dog and music friends. I don’t look at or follow any of the horse items posted on the page. I don’t criticize any judge who has a Facebook page. Facebook is a great way to socialize and interact with your friends and clients. However, I decided that I would withdraw from Facebook except for family and music/dog friends for a few months before Nationals. It is what works for me. And while I was not a rabid Facebooker, I am enjoying the free time I now do not spend on Facebook. It is quite nice! Tell us a story. Two questions for the memory bank: 1) off the top of your head, what is one show experience that you will always remember? And 2) what is one experience, connected to your life in Arabian horses, that you will never forget? Well, right off the top of my head, I am still staggered by the passion for the Arabian horse I have found with the breeders and owners in Namibia, Africa. Although they are small in numbers, they are so hungry to learn and to improve. They recently started a new show based on education—the judge gives seminars the day before the show and then talks all of the classes on a microphone on the day of the

show. This was the first time for this to be done in this country and the response was amazing. I was just blown away by their love of the horse and also the fact that everyone generally rides their horses as well. It has been a long time since I have seen halter horses come back in the performance classes! Have to love that. Also, it was the scene of one of my most surreal conversations with a breeder, who told me she could not halter break her foals, because if she does, they become too tame and then they are easy prey for the leopards. Not a conversation I have had before concerning Arabian horses! As for the second question, just to show once again how small the world is in the Arabian industry, this took place in Africa as well, but in Pretoria, South Africa. The photographers for the show I had been judging heard I was bonkers about wildlife. So, after the show they took me to a lodge outside of Pretoria that had a wild animal sanctuary and also trained native African animals for movies. The lodge, called The Farm Inn, just happened to be owned by some Arabian horse breeders, Pedro and Rose Michaletos. As we sat out a fierce hailstorm in the lobby with some hot tea and biscuits, I noticed a brass sign over the doorway of the bar, which said, ‘Morafic Bar.’ I had to find out more, and my guests, Hennie and Heather Van den Berg, called Rose over to the table. I said, “Is that the *Morafic—as in Egyptian Arabian stallion?” “Indeed it is,” she replied, “and here is a great story. Many years ago, a gentleman came into the lodge and entered the bar. He asked to speak to the owner and I came over to him. He asked the same question you did, and I told him how we loved *Morafic and had his bloodlines in our program. At which point, he quietly said, ‘I own him.’” It was Douglas Marshall, so you can see what a small world it really is. n

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MEET THE FACES SURROUNDING AHT

Tony Bergren

A memorable moment of Tony’s in the industry: Ruminaja Ali and his National Futurity win with friend Ted Gibson in 1979.

You have had a long association in the Arabian horse business. How did this come about? Through my father and my family.

challenging and gave me the opportunity to grow as a handler.

How many years have you been involved with Arabian horses? My involvement with Arabians began in 1972 and I am still active in the breed so … 43 years!

What is one moment that stands out in your mind from the Arabian horse industry and why? Ruminaja Ali’s National Futurity win in 1979, with Ted and Christy Gibson. Huckleberry Bey was reserve in that class; it was phenomenal.

Who is your favorite horse and why? Ali Jamaal. He had stunning beauty and was a crowd pleaser. He was a great stud and passed his beauty and intelligence on to his foals. I was lucky enough to have had a chance to show him; he was

Over the years you have had a lot of nicknames from friends. Would you like to share your favorite and how it came about? “Duke” was my most common one. This nickname was given to me by my grandfather, Harvey Bergeron.

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does not involve the Arabian horse? I have a huge love for the game of hockey. Having worked for a good number of years for Joe Betten in the car industry, what was that experience like? I loved my career with Joe Betten—working for him was great! We actually did a lot of horse business within the Preferred Auto Group. How many years have you been with the Arabian Horse Times? I began working for AHT in April of 2012 making it 3.5 years.

Tony, brother Dan and nephew Dean Knapp.

When I was little, he always said that I walked like John Wayne. You eat and breathe the Arabian horse; what would one be surprised to know about you that

Tony with Dick Ames.

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What is the most rewarding part of your job? Having the ability to interact and meet so many great people and their horses. I also enjoy knowing that I have the opportunity to help someone market their business to the best of their abilities. How many horse events do you attend a year? It depends on the year, but I usually attend upwards of 10 events. Who do you admire most in the Arabian horse business and why? I truly and greatly admire Mr. Dick Ames. I first met Dick back in 1979 on my way to the MN horse show, The Great Arabian Get Together, in St. Paul with Ted Gibson. Dick

Maria Burger with BB Anna Maria.


FACES SURROUNDING AHT

Tony & his “crew” at the Minnesota Fall Festival.

is the John Wayne of the Arabian horse business. He is going strong at 85 years old and continues his involvement in the breed with reining, driving and the breeding operation at Cedar Ridge Arabians. We all only hope to be like him at the age of 85! You pride yourself in? Doing what I say I am going to do. How would your best friend describe you? Dedicated. Where do you see yourself 15 years from now? I see myself still working for Arabian Horse Times with Lara Ames, going to horse shows and raising horses. I also see myself enjoying my outside-of-the-office profession as a grandpa watching my grandkids play hockey. n Tony’s sons, Dean and Jim.

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AN AUTHENTIC ACCOUNT FROM THE FORTHCOMING BOOK …

Desert Princes The World Of The

Tahawy Bedouin And Their Purebred Arabian Horses by Kirsten and Bernd Radtke

THE ADVENTUROUS VOYAGE OF A BEDOUIN TAHAWY MARE …

through the desert and on an open deck by boat from Egypt through gales and storms, to Europe.

And much more about Bedouin breeding and training of these desert bred horses. 

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Stewart Performance Hor orS SeS Pre reS Sent entS S our uS national contender ontenderS S Doug and Kristi Stewart with

(Addicting x Lili Le Bleu) Competing in Western Horsemanship AATR with Karen Church H/A Reining Open with Doug Stewart

Owned by Doug & Kristi Stewart

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Congratulations to Erica and Fire on your Youth Nationals wins!

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Always In Vegaz

BSF

(VEGAZ X PROFOUNDSPRESENCE) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE ARABIAN PARK HORSE OPEN WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY KOEHRING LLC

Kiss A Girl

LOA

(HF MISTER CHIPS X A HAPPY GIRL) SHOWING IN

H/A HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 H/A HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY WITH COLLEEN SCOTT H/A HUNTER PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY COLLEEN SCOTT

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HB

Cashbar

(HUCKSBAR X ALLUSIVE LADY) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE SELECT AATR WITH CHRISTA BEELER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OWNED BY LARAINE DAVIS

Hurricane Bay Horse Name MA

(THE HURRICANE X CALYSTA) (SIRE X DAM) SHOWING IN

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Make Believe

MA

(TC MIYAKE X SUMMERS INDIAN COUNTRY) SHOWING IN

H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY WITH JEANNA CLANTON H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH ALAN CLANTON AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OWNED BY JEANNA AND ALAN CLANTON

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Glenturret

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Some Shine At Knight (ALLIONCES KNIGHT X REDEEMING SILVER)

+//

Horse Name (SIRE X DAM)

CLASSES COMPETING IN SHOWING IN WITH RIDER NAME H/A WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER H/A LADIES SIDE SADDLE WESTERN OPEN OWNED BY: OWNER’S NAME H/A LADIES SIDE SADDLE WESTERN AAOTR WITH JOYCE GRAEF MAGGIO OWNED BY ELSIE GRAEF AND JOYCE GRAEF MAGGIO

BCA

Master ofthe Game (XANTHUSS X THE GOSSIP WRITER) SHOWING IN

H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY JOYCE GRAEF MAGGIO

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Afires Fancy (AFIRE BEY V X LBC NOBELINDA) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY ABBIE AND RYAN SCHWARZ

Horse Name Lil Ruff Diesel (SIRE X DAM) (MCA DIESEL X LIL RUF MS WHIZ)

CLASSES COMPETING IN SHOWING IN WITH RIDER NAME H/A REINING AAOTR WITH CALLIE FILETTI H/A REINING OWNED BY: OWNER’S NAME JUNIOR HORSE WITH ALAN CLANTON AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE OWNED BY CALLIE FILETTI

Mamaximus SA

(MAMAGE X TAF MADONNA) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER WITH DENISE WRAY ARABIAN COUNTRY SELECT AATR WITH LEE HUNTER OWNED BY DENISE AND JIM WRAY

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Matador

BSA

+/

(EL GHAZI X MATTAWINE) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER ARABIAN PARK AAOTR ARABIAN NATIVE COSTUME AAOTR WITH JILL NELSON OWNED BY JILL NELSON

Diamond Jubilee

CA

(ODYSSEY SC X MAGNUMS LADY) SHOWING IN

ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY JILL NELSON

KVA

Jumpin Jak Flash (KA ODYSSEUS X STARWINKLE) SHOWING IN

H/A HUNTER PLEASURE FUTURITY WITH ALAN CLANTON OWNED BY LAUREN SPEAR

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Centerfold Sue PF+++/ (BASKE AFIRE X SUE EBONY)

Horse Name (SIRE X DAM)

CLASSES COMPETING IN WITH RIDER NAME OWNED BY: OWNER’S NAME

SHOWING IN

H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR 19-35 H/A LADIES SIDE SADDLE ENGLISH AAOTR H/A MARES SADDLE/PLEASURE TYPE AAOTH WITH JEANNA CLANTON OWNED BY JEANNA AND ALAN CLANTON

21622 S Harper Rd • Peculiar, MO 64078 • 817-296-3442 alan@ClantonPerformanceHorses.com • www.ClantonPerformanceHorses.com

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A Historial Event

The Horse Of The Show by THERESA CARDAMONE and JEFF WALLACE

When Ali Jamaal won his 1985 U.S. National Futurity Championship, he mesmerized the entire crowd. Shown by David Gardner, he captivated the onlookers, from powerful Polish breeders such as Gene LaCroix, to Egyptian aficionados ‌ no one could fault him. A bay son of Ruminaja Ali out of the El Magato mare Heritage Memory, Ali Jamaal was bred by James Bergen in the USA and represents one of

the most successful crosses in the history of the breed, Nazeer on Skowronek. That magic cross has produced countless valuable horses from World Champions Pianissima and Emandoria, to U.S. National Reserve Champion Mare Pesenka and Scottsdale Champion Pristan. There was no doubt about it, Ali Jamaal was the horse of the show, just as Amurath Bandiera had been in 1974.

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Ali Jamaal and Lenita Perroy.

In 1986, Lenita Perroy selected Ali Jamaal as the foundation sire for her Haras Meia Lua in Brazil. She had collected a group of mares over the prior three years, and made an astute choice to import Ali Jamaal for her program. A mystique began to develop around him and he drew breeders from all over the world to Brazil. The sire of over 450 foals, his sons and daughters were selected for their diverse breeding. Ali Jamaal sired over 45 national and international champions, 31 of them foaled at

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Haras Meia Lua. In 1995, Lenita Perroy closed Ali Jamaal’s book to outside mares, limiting him to her private collection. Born on March 21, 1982, Ali Jamaal passed away at age 32 in April of 2014.  Ali Jamaal made periodic excursions out of Brazil, including his return to the U.S. National show ring in 1990. Having already earned the Canadian National championship the year before, Ali Jamaal entered the arena


1990 U.S. National Champion Stallion with Greg Gallun.

once again to the cheers of an adoring public. Beautifully shown by Greg GallĂşn, Ali Jamaal was proof that even perfection can become something more. As impossible as it was to fault this already U.S. National Futurity Champion stallion, he was even more refined and elegant five years later as a mature stallion. With his indescribable presence and perfection of form, no one was surprised when he was named the 1990 United States National Champion Stallion. The Arabian breed will forever be the better for having had 32 years with the legendary Ali Jamaal in our midst. n

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AMATEUR PROFILES

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KELLI AGUIRRE COLONIAL WOOD/KIESNER TRAINING SHOWING IN: H/A WESTERN, H/A COUNTRY AND ARABIAN COUNTRY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they are beautiful and extremely intelligent. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my mother, and then both of my parents became very involved when they became interested in the showing/breeding side of the horses. It was pretty much a family affair. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for ‌ too many years to disclose! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the politics and the feuding of the show side of our industry. The whole thing just makes you want to stay in the barn. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I have too many great moments with the Arabian horse to list them all. I love my horses more than anything, but I have to say that I have enjoyed just as much as the horses, the friendships that I have made and developed over the years.

I go in the ring, I have a story to tell! It’s fun to laugh about though!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... oh wow. Funny, I have too many embarrassing moments to list as well! It seems every time

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... quite a busy and hectic life with my family. We travel and enjoy boating and spending time with each other.

DICK AMES BRIAN WELLMAN TRAINING CENTER AND GOLLADAY TRAINING SHOWING IN: REINING AND DRIVING I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I had a grandfather that farmed with Percherons and that is where the love began, and after all these years it never went away. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my grandfather. 178A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am really a very shy person. I love to talk, but only once I get to know people.


I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for… 46 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... there is too many horse shows. Don’t they realize that some of us have to work to pay for all of this and if we are at horse shows, how can we work? My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was watching my great granddaughter show at Scottsdale and win her first championship last year.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when Dick Kiesner let the air out of my tires on my show buggy, years ago at a horse show. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I still love to farm and plant every spring! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... the University of Minnesota. I love to attend their college football and basketball games. I also enjoy playing cards with my wife and our friends.

LARA AMES GOLLADAY TRAINING SHOWING IN: ARABIAN COUNTRY AND H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I was born and raised in a family that loved Arabian horses. Their passion turned into my passion. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... were my parents and today still are. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 40 plus years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the negativity! I have no time for it. Complaining gets you nowhere. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was last summer when I went to the Pride of Poland Sale and bought Perfirka. I love that mare so much. Every time I see her, I get goosebumps. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when I was at the Fall Show in MN. I do not like to get ready to show too early. I went to put my show pants on and I had none. This was a fun

show for the lesson kids, I borrowed Robin Johnson’s and she is almost 6ft tall, LOL … Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a huge sports nut; I love college football and basketball. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... traveling and spending time with family and friends. The world has so much to offer and I want to see it all.

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LAURIE AMES-HUSBAND GOLLADAY TRAINING, VICKI HUMPREYAND BEETHE ARABIANS SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH AND H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... I would have to say, was my dad. He bought our first Half-Arabian from my Uncle Dick when I was about 4 years old and I was hooked from that moment on! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 40 years, off and on. I didn’t show for years at a time, but we always had Arabians and they were always part of my life. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... as of late, the negative energy that sometimes gets carried away on social media. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was being named Reserve National Champion last year in the Arabian country class with Ames Inspiration! I also feel so blessed that I get to share this

CANDACE AVERY KIESNER TRAINING SHOWING IN: COUNTRY ENGLISH AND ENGLISH PLEASURE I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... ever since I was a little girl, I was enthralled by the beauty, majesty, and courage of the Arabian. I loved horses, even though I didn’t have any, and I was addicted to books, TV shows and movies about horses! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is Joel Kiesner, by far. He has pushed me to work hard, encouraged me and built my confidence, and given me the tools and knowledge to be the best possible rider I can be. He has done all this with patience, perseverance, humor, and incredible talent.

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passion with my family. It really means so much and we really have a great time! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... is when John Golladay was warming up my horse and he asked me to tighten his spur. I not only tightened it, I attached it to his stirrup! We didn’t know until he went to get off and couldn’t! Not embarrassed, just horrified! Thank God it ended well! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a runner. It really is more of a mental thing for me, than a physical one. My husband can always tell if I didn’t get my run in for the day. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with my husband and kids. Even if that means camping once a year!


I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 8 years. I only started riding when I was an older adult and was finally able to buy my first Arabian. The past eight years has been an incredible journey for me, and I am so fortunate to have such beautiful horses and to be living my dream. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to create more opportunities for people to show English and western Arabians affordably. Adding Academy-type shows and more community shows, etc. would encourage more people to invest in Arabians, thereby increasing sales, show numbers, and breeding. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is the first time I rode my very first horse, a 3-year-old English Arabian. It was such a thrill, and the adrenaline rush was like nothing I had ever

experienced. Afterward, I called everyone I knew and made them listen to me gush on about it! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... luckily, I haven’t had any, but the possibility is always there in the future! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I used to be a drummer. I was the first woman to go through the percussion department at Berklee College of Music! I am still in the music industry today, although not as a drummer. I love being in the music business! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... music, traveling around the world, my dogs, renovating and building houses, movies, books, discussing current events and politics, and eating good food, especially ethnic cuisine.

LISA BLACKSTONE VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they were in my own backyard! I had a pony and a Saddlebred along the way, but always enjoyed the companionship that was unique to our Arabians. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my mother, Jean Blackstone. She purchased her first Arabian as a weanling the same year my younger brother was born (1964). That weanling went on to be my trail and show horse after my mom trained and showed him to many championships. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … since 1964, as an owner, breeder, amateur exhibitor and judge. We started with two Arabians and gradually grew to own 125. Now, I’m back to two! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to increase the availability of the Arabian horse to youth riders.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... there are so many it is hard to single out just one. A particularly moving moment was years ago when I “met” Aramus, one of the most beautiful Arabian stallions I’ve ever seen. He had presence and charisma that distinguished him from others.

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My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I was most embarrassed for the entire Arabian community when Gene LaCroix was booed after El Paso was announced National Champion Halter Stallion in 1976. I was mortified hearing such a response from our community.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that my first job out of college as a philosophy major was on Name That Tune, for those of you old enough to remember that show! Quite an illogical sequence of events. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... world traveling.

AMY BLANKENSHIP-WILLIAMS KIESNER TRAINING SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 19-39 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I grew up with Arabians and continue with the breed because they have such big hearts and spirit. The bond and partnership you can form with an Arabian is unlike any other breed. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my mom, who along with my dad still come to every single class that I’m in or my daughter Emma is in. It is truly a family affair. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … at least 30 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... that we should do this for the love of the horse and the sense of community and friendship, and I think that gets lost sometimes. It’s a great breed; are changes needed? Of course, but all of us are blessed to get to do this. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is when I feel like I can ride to my best ability and do my horse proud; do him justice. Last year at Nationals in the English maturity, not only did I feel I accomplished this with Bel Heir, I was rewarded for it with a reserve. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... is really, just one! As I look back on

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these events now though, they really don’t seem like that big of a deal. At the time I was mortified. Now, I know it helped make me the rider I am today, so that’s ok; I’ll own each one! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that after 5 minutes of meeting me, you will probably know everything about me. I’m an open book. Also, that I have my Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... is there a life beyond that? I really enjoy spending time with my husband and girls, cooking, and I love to read.


KAREN CHURCH STEWART PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP AATR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I grew up raising and showing Arabian horses in 4-H. 4-H was a wonderful program that gave me so many skills for life. The Arabian horse was my family’s horse of choice. I fell in love with their zest for life and kind personalities. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Ward Arabians, who had a beautiful stallion named El Brillante. All of our breeding was done with him and his son Ibn Brillante. My first horse that I showed at nationals was a descendant of this line. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … for 13 years. Then took a hiatus to race the middle distances on the track and field circuit. I came back to my first love in 2012. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is being involved with Stewart Performances Horses; it has been a great group of memories. Doug and Kristi Stewart truly care about their clients and the care of the horses in their program. I have learned a lot and laughed a lot with this great group.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a 4 year Track and Field letter winner for the University of Oregon. Post collegiately, I competed internationally for both Nike and Reebok in the 400 meters and 800 meters. I am also 2016’s Eugene Association of Realtor’s President for Oregon. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... working with people to accomplish their dreams of home ownership as a residential Realtor with RE/MAX Integrity in Eugene, Oregon. I also enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my horses.

JEANNA CLANTON CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE, H/A ENGLISH SIDE SADDLE AND H/A MARE HALTER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their fun personality. Maybe I make mine silly or I just got lucky, but all of my horses have really funny unique personalities. Makes them easy to fall in love with. I also love the versatility of the breed. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my first horse, who happened to be an Arabian horse. He was the best first horse; he taught me so many things and knew when to take care of me or challenge me.

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I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 25 years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... isn’t one particular moment. I love spending time with my horses and all the friends I’ve made

at the shows. The Arabian community is a great one, with fun, passionate, caring and giving people. The worst part is leaving “the bubble.” Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... fishing, going to concerts, movies, and baseball games.

SUSAN COPELAND POWELL TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 AND ARABIAN LADIES SIDE SADDLE ATR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... the Arabian horse is more than just beautiful. Their athletism and versatility are among many qualities that make the Arabian special. I love how they steal your heart and then show you how big the heart of a champion is. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is a friend of mine who worked at Desert Hills Arabians. I would take the bus with her and hang out. Eventually I started working there and my grandmother bought my first Arabian horse from the Havens, Desert La Deux. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 33 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... that our breed grow in number of participants and ownership instead of going to other breeds. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... the outpouring of concern, help and prayers for me due to health reasons, has really made me love the Arabian horse community even more. We are such an amazing, caring and giving group of people. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was my very first Arabian show at Scottsdale; I’m thinking I was 16. I was showing my gelding at halter in true 80’s style. I drew my whip back and apparently, I was going to hit the judge because he grabbed it and held it until I realized what I did.

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Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I can’t even sew a button on. I took woodshop instead of home economics. Grew up more a tomboy than a girly-girl. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... showing a Quarter Horse reiner in the non pro and rookie divisions, and I spend as much time as I can with my beautiful daughters, Kara (22), Kaci (20) and Krista (4)!


KATHY CRANFORD RUSSKA FARMS, LLC AND COLONIAL WOOD TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: H/A HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER AND ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AATR SELECT I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I grew up owning and showing Quarter Horses, but when I accidentally stumbled upon an Arabian show nearly 25 years ago, my heart was forever stolen away by their beauty and presence. I’ve never regretted changing breeds and never looked back. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... I purchased my first Arabian horse from a gentleman named Walter Keenihan. He came to Arabian horses late in life and I don’t believe he had ever even ridden one of his own horses, but I may have never seen anyone who loved and appreciated them more. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … since 1991. Twenty four years of the best life has to offer and looking forward to the next 24, by which time they will have added AAOTR 80 & Over to the class list! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to encourage more people to show their horses. I hear so many people say they would like to show but are intimidated by all the glitz and glamour. I started at the bottom. Believe me, if I can do it, anyone can. You’ll never know until you try. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I could never pick just one. I’ll just have to say that any time spent at a show with my horses and my Colonial Wood family are the best times in my

MANDA DANIELESKI ROOKER TRAINING STABLE SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 18-39 AND ENGLISH PLEASURE MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I have loved Arabian horses my entire life. My first Arabian was Kaliq and she started my lifelong journey.

life. Now if I could just talk my husband into coming to more shows, then it would be perfect! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... my most recent was seeing the photos of my western class at Dallas last month and realizing that my hat was flat as a pancake. I looked like Jed Clampett. Thanks to my friends for letting me go out looking like that … LOL! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a writer specializing in historical horse racing. I have had my work published in several magazines including “The Blood Horse”, the national magazine of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... there’s something beyond the Arabian horse industry? I wasn’t aware of that. I truly spend all my free time (and money) on my Arabian horse addiction. It’s my whole life. Period.

I work to afford my horses and it drives everything I do. I love the Arabian horse industry, its people and the passion we all share. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my mother, Bonnie Westervelt, and Pete LaMarre who loves a horse with a “smokin trot.” Volume 46, No. 4 | 185A


I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 30 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... for new people to come in and for all of us who will never leave to make sure that our children carry on the passion for the breed, the excitement of the show ring, and to foster the economy of the industry. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I have so many, but I would have to say the many years I spent in the stands at nationals—in Freedom Hall!—watching my idols with packed seats and wanting to be in that ring. I never forget how fortunate I am when I show, and love it immensely. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I did lose a skirt side saddle once on a horse named San Tiki, and split my pants that year in my equitation class at nationals, I’d say roughly, 1989. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I also have a reining Quarter Horse named By Golly Its A

LEA DEARING VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH AND COUNTRY ENGLISH MATURITY AND H/A COUNTRY AAOTR 19-35 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I grew up in the Arabian horse family, and continue to be involved because I love the people and I love the horses. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my mother, Vicki Humphrey, of course! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … since I was born! Really, before that if you count mom showing at the Buckeye in May of 1981, just before I was born in June! My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was achieving my wildest dreams with CA Rumors, The Winner Is and Catalyst; cheering

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Spook. I will be showing my new Arabian reining horse next year, MSU Designation—watch out! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... lawyering, my ever supportive husband, Jake and my beautiful horse crazy daughter, Lorraine Danieleski.


my mom on Revelation; watching Jess win her national championship on Princess of Baske, and watching Lizzy show her first lead line class at Region 14.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that my “day job” is as a commercial litigation attorney in Atlanta with a focus on employment and business disputes.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community was ... ha, easy one! Being launched over the ears of my H/A Eventer, Ozzy, at a cross country practice as our group took turns jumping over a training level jump after a water obstacle. I was told I bounced well for a grown-up, by the kids.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... there is a world outside the Arabian horse industry? Surely you jest! My core group of friends are all people that I met through the horse industry. Now our kids are growing up together.

STEPHANIE DOWNING COLONIAL WOOD TRAINING SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR AND H/A PARK AAOTR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... spending time with them just makes every day better. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my mother, who bought me my first Arabian when I was 10 and I’ve been hooked ever since! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 27 years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... or rather freshest in my mind was last year, watching the Pro Am to benefit the AHDF, and watching the Arabian horse community give so much because one of their own was in need, just brings warmth to my heart. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when I took my Arabian mare to a three-day clinic, and of the 30 horses there, she

was the only Arab. The first day, she did her best to live up to the Arab stereotype of crazy. I was so disappointed in her. By the third day, she was calm and performing better than the rest. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with my husband fishing, hiking and just relaxing.

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TRACY DOWSON VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ENGLISH AND TRAIL I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I have been involved with many breeds and have been enjoying the Arabian breed for about 30 years now. I love the versatility. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my sister’s husband who showed Arabian horses, and when she was expecting, I showed their stallion in native costume. It just seemed natural to purchase the next horse knowing that I could show with family. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... there seems to be a division between the halter division and the performance division. Region 8 had a halter class for performance horses and I would like to support that more in the future. Good performance horses should have good conformation.

everyone gets to a big show, it is very quiet and it’s all about getting the horses ready and spending time with the them.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is the quiet before the storm. Before

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... gardening. I have the greatest compost in the world!

RYAN DUNN SAGE PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 19-35 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... initially, they were a product of my parents’ involvement with Arabians. I have continued my passion for the Arabian horse because of my appreciation for their versatility and love for their wonderful personalities. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my mom, Carolyn Dunn, who continues to be a tremendous support. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 26 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the Arabian Horse Association

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Most would be surprised to know about me ... that there are no surprises here. I eat sleep and ride!


and even the smaller associations. They can and should do a better job at removing some of the financial barriers that act as deterrents to new participants and even have the effect of alienating some long-time participants. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is the way in which our community rallies around our fellow community members during

times of need or personal crisis, particularly through the work of the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... outdoor activities. When I am not working or riding, you’ll usually find me hiking in the spring and summer, and skiing in the winter.

SANDY FEULING SAGE PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: HUNTER PLEASURE 55 & OVER AND HUNTER PLEASURE MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their beauty and presence. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my mother. She was one of the first trick riders to travel across the United States. She had an incredible knack for finding great horses, although she bred and raised my first national champion, Seego’s Abby. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 30 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... I have proposed to AHA to have Amateur Owner Jackpot classes at U.S. Nationals and that these classes be adjudicated by the newly named U.S. National Championship Judging Team. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is when my husband proposed to me, offering me a ring or a horse. Of course, I chose the horse who we named Tymeless Treasure+//. I eventually got the ring too!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... knock on wood, I haven’t had one yet that I recall. But my age could be a factor in my recollection! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that five years ago I was diagnosed with bilateral vestibular loss. Although I was told I should be in a wheelchair, that wasn’t an acceptable answer. Riding is part of my physical therapy and I count my blessings daily that I continue to defy the odds. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with my husband, family and grandchildren.

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LINDSAY FRENCH OAK HAVEN ARABIANS SHOWING IN: H/A COUNTRY AAOTR 19-35, ARABIAN ENGLISH MATURITY & AAOTR AND H/A ENGLISH MATURITY & AAOTR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... my first horse happened to be an Arabian. She was spunky, so smart, and a true companion. As an 8-year-old, I was hooked! The people involved keep me coming back year after year. They’re just like the Arabian horse, spunky, smart and sincere friends. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Libby Ferguson who helped me find my first Arabian when I was eight. She trained me how to ride, how to show, how to ride through fields without saddle or a bridle, and how to win and lose. I hope all riders get to start with a person like Libby! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … almost 30 years!

grand championship in each division. It wouldn’t have to be at Nationals, but could be. What fun classes to watch!

If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... maybe having Grand Championship Amateur classes similar to what NSHF used to have, where the top five of all ages compete for the

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my family. They’re everything to me. Watching Reilly play high school soccer and basketball, and Landree dance, are my favorite pastimes.

DANIEL FULLER CHESTNUTHILL ARABIANS SHOWING IN: AAOTH STALLIONS I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I love their beauty, intelligence, individual personalities, huge hearts, their willingness to please, and overall, being people horses. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my wife, Denise Fuller. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 29 wonderful years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to make showing 190A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES


our Arabian horses more affordable to middle-class families … for main ring exhibitors to understand the importance of the sport horse ring … to bring the conformationally correct and superb moving beauties to the sport horse arena.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... LOL, dropping my whip at the Ohio Buckeye show in front of the judges and proceeding to pick it up and quipping, “Welcome to amateur hour!” and continuing to show my horse!

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was being told WV Maltese Falcon++++// could never earn 93 points his 6th year to finish his Legion of Masters and then successfully fulfilling that dream including two national top tens. Then again, winning National Honors with Mister Magnum+ may top that!

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that as big a rush as it is/has always been to show an exceptional horse in halter, watching my amazing wife show in performance absolutely rivals this thrill. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... both college and pro football; fantasy football, Play Station 3 Battlefield 4, and Facebook.

LESLIE GARVIS VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE MATURITY, ENGLISH PLEASURE, PARK AND H/A COUNTRY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... when I was 5 years old, I just wanted to ride a horse, and my mother took me to the closest farm to our house which happened to be an Arabian farm. I’ve been riding them ever since! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was probably Mr. Ed. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … I plead the fifth. Too many people know how to add. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... that more shows were like Scottsdale. I love that horse enthusiasts of all types show up in droves just to watch. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is when I’m in my barn and all I hear is the sound of happy horses munching on hay and my barn cat purring.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I can neither confirm nor deny that any embarrassing moment ever happened. Most would be surprised to know about me ... there are no surprises here. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... life!

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MIKE GRIMM CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE AOTR, H/A SHOW HACK AOTR AND H/A COUNTRY PLEASURE DRIVING AOTD I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... why not? The horses are beautiful, majestic and have a personality that can’t be beat. Plus, there is always the chance they are going to try and let you know they think they are smarter than you … and that is when things get fun! Add quality trainers, fun riders, and a great social scene … why would I choose any other breed? I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … over 30 years. I received my first Arabian horse, MDF Silver Flash, when I was 8 years old. That little white horse was the beginning of many years of sleeping in stalls at horse shows, losing, winning, losing again and countless life lessons. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I could never pick one. I believe in this breed which has allowed me to be a part of a community which I cannot begin to explain to my non-horse friends. In my life I have spent more time with people who share a love for Arabian horses and competition than most members of my family. This community does not allow me to ever have the sense that I have too many friends—I can’t help but meet new friends with every show year. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in many facets of this industry and I hope my involvement grows and develops even more!

NAN HARLEY RBC SHOW HORSES, LLC SHOWING IN: ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I was captivated by their beauty the first time I saw one! A beautiful chestnut stallion that I used to enjoy watching in his turnout—so full of personality. A short time later I had my first horse, an Arabian mare! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... I would have to say, was my 192A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Most would be surprised to know about me ... there is a mischievous side that hides behind my innocent façade. 30+ years of horse shows has taught me to let the devilish side out every now and again. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... gardening, music, travel and home life. Between work, my partner Matt and our three dogs, life is never boring and I would not have it any other way.

first horse, Taaskyne (Taask x Adalyne). It was through showing her that I met everyone that has guided me on my path to where I am today. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 28 years! But I am still learning every day! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... a huge influx of new people to the breed. I have brought a few new people in myself, but if we all did that, imagine how we would grow!


My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is watching a horse that I bred go on to win a National title! Then having him go on to a new home to make a young girl’s dreams come true— that’s the best! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was forgetting to remove my glasses before going in for my final in Canada this year! I usually wear contacts, but didn’t have them, so I had been going blind! I realized it just as I went through the gate! I went reserve champion, so who cares! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I’m naturally shy and a real homebody! It takes me a while to warm up to strangers. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... traveling! We’ve done a couple of river cruises which were a lot of fun. This year, we are going to the UK and next year a cruise to the Baltic! It is hard, because I hate to leave home, but once I’m on the road, watch out!

SUSAN HASCALL ROOKER TRAINING STABLE SHOWING IN: ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE, NATIVE COSTUME AND SHOW HACK AND DRIVING I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they are one of God’s most beautiful creatures. The bonus is their spirit and that incredible desire to please! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was the gift of patient Jeff Fopma, who had a connection to Everett Irwin, an older gentleman who bred and raised purebred Arabians! He needed an exercise person and that was me! I fell in love with the classical beauty of the Arabian horse. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 37 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to bring nationals back to

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Freedom Hall! Also, a huge thanks to Bob Battaglia for all of his efforts with the Celebration show in Louisville.

butt kicked by a 12-year-old who I soon learned, was an upcoming star!

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... were my first class C shows and observing how this activity brings support to families and friends are made, while all working together to get a horse and rider ultimately into the show ring.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that after a number of years of exercising, I was introduced to a horse show! It was then that I started to seek out my first riding instructor. She was young, all of 16, and an accomplished rider. Her name was Becky; known today as the face of DeRegnaucourt, Ltd.!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was as an older aged beginner in the early Class C shows, still learning with Mr. Irwin’s horses. I thought halter would be a breeze and I got my

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... many sports activities, including skiing (snow and water), golf, summertime boating, scuba diving and deep sea fishing.

CINDY HIGH-FISCHMANN ROOKER TRAINING STABLE, STACHOWSKI FARMS, R.O. LERVICK ARABIANS SHOWING IN: ENGLISH PLEASURE AND PARK I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they are the most beautiful and intelligent breed in the world. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Bob Jenkins, who gave me an Arabian to ride and show when I was 8 years old. Bob started the Empire State Arabian Horse association, the Empire State Arabian Horse Show, and the Empire Spring Show. Sadly, he passed away at a young age. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … well, from 8-28, and then 48 to now. I left for 20 years, and thanks to Dennis Wigren, caught the Arab “bug” again. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the Arabian Horse Association. I wrote a dissertation in college on “An organization and leadership study, why the AQHA is beating the IAHA.” I have observed the current association, and from the events I attend, improvement is needed. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... working so hard to get my hot Egyptian stallion, BB Starfire, around the ring without a blow up, and finally getting a good go and a big win. That was a long, long, time ago!

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My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... splitting my pants in last year’s English pleasure 40 & over class … luckily, my saddle suit coat covered it! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I have a goal to introduce the Chinese to the Arabian horse, and develop the breed in that country. I travel there all the time, lived in China, and speak Mandarin. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... seeing the world, travel for fun, and learning.


JANE HUFF CHRISHAN PARK SHOWING IN: HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their beauty and intelligence. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my family. We have been involved since the 70s. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for ‌ 50 plus years, but only came back to the show ring after being gone for 40 odd years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is the lifetime friends you make with Arabian horses being what brings us together! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was trying to load a gelding by myself and finding out how much of a test of wills it could be. I won, but it took us 45 plus minutes to battle it out!

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I hate public speaking! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... traveling to different countries with my family.

ANNE KELLER J.T. KELLER PERFORMANCE HORSES AND COLONIAL WOOD TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN AND H/A WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 19-35 AND ARABIAN WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... the Arabian horse is the perfect balance of beauty, intelligence and athleticism. I also love their versatility. Who wants to compromise when you can have it all and do it all! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my parents, who have no one to blame but themselves! When I wanted to start riding and get a horse, they purchased a HalfArabian pony for me; his name was DAS Gandy Dancer. Nine years later, it was my parents who decided we should start breeding.

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I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 26 years; 17 of that in breeding. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... meeting my husband, JT Keller, at the Canadian Nationals in 2011, and every moment I get to ride Onyx A.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... that would be my first show with my pony, Dancer. We won our first walk/ trot class, but when they announced us as the winner, I didn’t know my number, where to go, or what to do—I was clueless!

RENEE KRAMER GOLLADAY TRAINING, PLEASANT VALLEY SPORT HORSE, RED TAIL ARABIANS AND LIBERTY MEADOWS SHOWING IN: PARK AAOTR AND H/A HUNTER MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of my first Arabian, HADA Hardrock. He and I did everything! English, western, trail, 4-H ... he showed the typical Arabian intelligence and loyalty to those they love. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my Mom and John Gurtner. John had us kids to his place and would put us on a variety of horses, all Arabians. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 39 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... for it to be less fragmented.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... is too many over the years.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... boy, there’s a lot. Taking our mare Hafati Elegance (Ellie) to the local schools over the years and watching my children grow up in this breed and learn to be confident adults because of their association with the diverse people in it.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a very shy person.

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Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with my family, my dogs and friends. Also, reading absolutely everything! I love to learn new things.


LORI LAWRENCE KIESNER TRAINING SHOWING IN: ARABIAN AND H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE, H/A PARK, ARABIAN COUNTRY AND H/A PLEASURE DRIVING I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... their beauty, athleticism and intelligence is what draws me to them. I feel a connection with each and every one of them. The breed has also brought me some amazing friends who share the same passion for the Arabian horse as I and my family do. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is Lynne Miller, Acacia Arabians in Del Mar, Calif. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 33 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... a new location for our nationals. Would love Scottsdale! My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was seeing Adams Fire for the first time as a 3-year-old in Freedom Hall!

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that Nicole is not my only child; I have a handsome, sweet 29-year-old son named Kyle!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was ‘”reversing” at the Canadian Nationals and ending up going the same way on Barbarry Coast.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... traveling, most especially on safari in Africa! Continued on page 94AA ...

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Things You Don’t Know About … Dick Ames

1. How many siblings do you have? I have seven brothers and sisters. 2. Children? Four children and three stepchildren. 3. Grandchildren? I have nineteen. 4. What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a history teacher and a football coach. I started college at Mankato State University, but did not finish. 5. How did you get involved with horses? Through my granddad as he farmed with them. 6. Who was your first Arabian? A Half-Arabian Palomino named Sharika. 7. What was your first car? A robin egg blue Plymouth Coupe. 8. How did your association with the Arabian horse begin? Through Bob Powers who was working at Gainey’s at the time. 9. Who was your first trainer? Dick Kiesner. 10. What sports do you enjoy? In high school I participated in football, basketball, baseball and track. 11. What is your favorite pastime? Gopher football. My mother introduced me to it as we listened on the radio.

Dick with National Champion Reining horse TA Mozart.

12. Favorite musician … Willie Nelson. 13. Favorite trip … was to England with dear friends. 14. Favorite piece of clothing … is my jeans, cowboy boots and hat. 15. Favorite food … steak. 16. Favorite drink … brandy. 17. Favorite book … “Life of Ronald Reagan.” 18. Who is your hero/idol? My mother, Ruby Ames. 19. Favorite dessert … ice cream. 20. Favorite car companion … Lara’s dog Albert. 21. How did you get involved in reining? Through Mark Bucher. 22. Favorite horse … TA Mozart. 23. How do you keep busy outside of horses? Farming. 24. I love … farming. I plant around 800 - 900 acres a year. 25. Favorite thing to do … is to drive around and look at the farm and my crop fields.

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OCTOBER October 2-4, 2015, Dixie Gulf Panhandle Ruff-Out, Baker, FL. Contact: Jean Buddin, 228-826-1486. October 3, 2015, Chile Roast Dressage and Sport Horse One-Day Show, Albuquerque, MN. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. October 3, 2015, Fall Cutting & Cow Horse One-Day Show I and II, Terrell, TX. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-498-7304. October 4, 2015, Chile Roast OneDay Show A and B, Albuquerque, MN. Contact: Tara Turner, 505-832-6823. October 4, 2015, Fall Ranch Sorting One-Day Show, Terrell, TX. Contact: Carrie Woolverton, 214-498-7304.

October 4, 2015, CRAA Fall Finale OneDay Show, East Haddam, CT. Contact: Beth Barnes, 860-302-2061. October 9-10, 2015, Reiner Rendevous One-Day Show I and II, Ruidoso Downs, NM. Contact: Annette McCloskey, 417-844-5756. October 10-11, 2015, Pacific Rim Arabian Fall Classic, Elma, WA. Contact: Lisa Joy Kolke, 360-687-2256. October 17-18, 2015, PMHA Fall Harvest One-Day Show I and II, Lexington, KY. Contact: Evette Moody, 937-623-7934. October 24, 2015, Field Of Dreams Sport Horse & Dressage One-Day Show I and II, Livingston, MT. Contact: Elizabeth Dagnall, 406-368-2355. NOVEMBER November 1, 2015, The Fall Sport Horse Spooktacular, Apopka, FL. Contact: Carlie Evans, 352-215-0710. November 6-8, 2015, American Cup Championship A and B, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Mary Kanaga, 623-334-5219. November 26-28, 2015, AHAF 46th Annual Thanksgiving, Tampa, FL. Contact: Donna Auber, 330-274-2039. DECEMBER December 3-6, 2015, Desert Classic All Arabian Show, Scottsdale, AZ. Contact: Melanni Hershberger, 480-443-3372. December 3-6, 2015, NTAHC Shootout, Glen Rose, TX. Contact: Sherry McGraw, 903-872-7279.

ENDURANCE/ COMPETITIVE TRAIL RIDE October 24, 2015, AHDRA Big River 55-Mile Endurance Ride, Wyanet, IL. Contact: Jen Allen, 815-303-1958. October 24-25, 2015, AHDRA Big River 25-Mile Competitive Trail Ride I and II, Wyanet, IL. Contact: Jen Allen, 815-303-1958. November 13-14, 2015, Blackwater Boogie 50- I and II, and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, Milton, FL. Contact: Diane Hawthorne, 850-374-1403. November, 14, 2015, Lead Follow @ McDowell Mtn. Park 30-, 50- and 75-Mile Endurance Ride, McDowell, AZ. Contact: Jodie Dukerich, 602-579-0130.

NATIONAL EVENTS

October 23-31, 2015, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Contact AHA: 303-696-4500.

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Index Of Advertisers

A Adandy Farm...............................................................................165AA-175AA Aguirre, Kellie .......................................................................................... 160AA AHT Around the Globe ........................................................................... 8A, 9A AHT Boutique ........................ 1-8AHTBoutique (201A-208A), 210A, 204AA AHT Stallion Issue ............................................................................ 16A, 16AA Al Shahania Stud ..............................................IFCA, 1A, 38AA-39AA, 41AA Al Shaqab ..........................................................................................117A-120A Aljassimya Farm ..............................................................................................5A Alvarez Arabians .......................................................................................FCAA Arabian Horse Futures .................................................6-9Shada (22AA-25AA) Arbuckle Acres ..........................................................................16Shada (32AA) Argent Farms ....................................................... FCA, 1-36Argent (17A-52A) Audrey Zinke ..................................................................................14AA-15AA Avery, Candace ............................................................................................110A Avonlea Arabians ..................................................................................... 152AA

B Banoff, Barbara Ann ...................................................................................229A Beloveds Farm .......................... 8-9Argent, 14-15Argent (24A-25A, 30A-31A) Berget, Shelley & John ............................................................................. 216AA Black Majic Arabians ................................................................................. 71AA Blankenship, Amy Williams........................................................................113A Bridle Creek Arabians .................................................. 24-25Argent (40A-41A) Butler, Leslie................................................................................................154A

C Canda, Joey................................................................................................. 40AA Cedar Ridge Arabians .32Argent (48A), 80AA-84AA, 220AA-223AA, 225AA Cederberg, Dru......................................................................................... 217AA Chestnuthill Arabians ......................................................................217A-IBCA Chipman, Millie ....................................................................................... 171AA ChriShan Park Arabians .............................................................117AA-128AA Clanton Performance Horses ............................................................156A-163A Colonial Wood Training Center .................................................149AA-163AA Cosufi S A .................................................................................16Shada (32AA) Cravens, Pattie .......................................................................................... 127AA Crescent Creek Farms ......................................... 66AA-67AA, 155AA, 162AA

D D&M Daughters Show Horses ..................................................................154A D.C. Arabians ............................................................................................ 33AA Danieleski, Manda...................................................................................... 70AA Danielson Arabians .......................................................................14AA (30AA) Davis, Laraine .............................................................................................157A Delsan Arabians ....................................................................................... 177AA DeRegnaucourt Ltd........................................................................ 58AA, 72AA Destiny Arabians ...............................................................................173A-175A Dolorosa Arabians ...................................................................... 34Argent (50A) Downing, Stephanie ................................................................................. 159AA Dreymbay Farm ............................................................................................95A DST Arabians ..............................................................35Argent (51A), 150AA Dunn, Carolyn .......................................................................................... 88AA

E East Manor Arabians .......................................................... 54A-55A, 59A-60A Edquidont Arabians ............................................................................2AA-3AA 214A | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

F Ferszt, Patty ................................................................................................ 74AA Feuling, Brian & Sandra ............................................................................ 87AA Filetti, Callie................................................................................................161A Finney, Elaine ...............................................................................85A, 90A-91A Firelight Arabians .................................................................................... 176AA Fleming, Maudi ........................................................................................ 154AA Flood Show Horses ...........................................................................168A-171A Four Moore Ranch ....................................................... 10-11Argent (26A-27A) Frahm, Jeff ................................................................................................ 126AA French, Lindsay O’Reilly ..................................................... 48AA-50AA, 52AA Frierson Atkinson.......................................................................... 210A, 204AA Frye, Lori-Kay .......................................................................................... 161AA Fuller View Arabians.........................................................................220A-221A

G Gallún Farms, Inc...................................................................... IFC, 1A, BCAA Garlands Ltd. ....................................................................................... 53A-64A Gebski, Lynne .......................................................................................... 215AA Golladay Training.......................................................................213AA-IBCAA Graef, Elsie ..................................................................................................159A Grimm, Michael ..........................................................................................158A Gunabalan, Joanne ................... 2-3Argent, 16-17Argent (18A-19A, 32A-33A)

H Hall, Susan & Kaitlyn .............................................................................. 145AA Hansen, Thomas & Leola ...........................................................................143A Hascall, Susan............................................................................................. 73AA Hegg, Mrs. Mickey........................................................................ 210A, 204AA Hidden Heart Stables, LLC..............................................................230A-231A Hobnail Farm ...............................................................2-3Shada (18AA-19AA) Honeysuckle Farm Arabians LLC ..................................................... 61A, 227A Howard, Gary & Nancy ..............................................................................114A Hruban, Amelia ...........................................................................................224A Huff, Jane ................................................................................................. 127AA

I Irvine Training At Winter Sky Ranch ....................................................... 44AA

J J.T. Keller Performance ............................................................................ 152AA Jackson, Karlton .....................................................................102A-103A, 111A Jarabek, Barbara ...........................................................................................126A Jerland Arabians .......................................................................................... BCA Jesse Saldana Training Center ......................................................... 174A- 175A Johnson, Robyn ........................................................................................ 224AA Julianna Partners LLC ....................................... FCA, 20-21Argent (36A-37A) Jupp, Beth ................................................................................................. 108AA

K Kiesner Training ................................................................................101A-114A Koehring LLC ............................................................................................156A Krichke Training Center .............................................................................147A Krusenstjerna, Jay & Barbara Sink ............................... 26-27Argent (42A-43A)

L Larson, Claire & Margaret ........6-7Argent, 12-13Argent, 22-23Argent (22A-23A, 28A-29A, 38A-39A) Larson, Kara ............................................................................... 218AA, 219AA


Larson, Stuart & Sue ......................................................................36AA-37AA Lesley Farms ...................................................................................90AA-93AA LeVoyer, Christopher .......................................................4-5Argent (20A, 21A) Loftis Arabians ................................................................................222A-223A Lowe Show Horse Centre...........................................................107AA-111AA Lungwitz, Theresa .......................................................................................145A

M Maggio, Joyce Graef ....................................................................................159A Magnum Arabians.............................................................................122A-123A Mala, Alayna ............................................................................................ 170AA Mala, Alicia .............................................................................................. 174AA Maldonado, Jessica & Alberdi .................................................................. 125AA Manfield, Michael & Robin ..................................................................... 141AA Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ........................................................... 211A, 205AA Matia, Emily ...............................................................................................171A Matt Murray Realtor ...................................................................................226A Maximuck, Nancy ........................................................................82A, 84A, 86A McCreary, Stacy ......................................................................................... 56AA McCulloch, Dr. Krystal ............................................................................ 120AA MD Group ..................................................................................168AA-169AA Mendel, Duke & Renae ............................................................. 28Argent (44A) Michael Byatt Arabians...................................................................34AA-41AA Miller, Bruce & Lucinda ..................................................... 56A-57A, 62A-63A Miller, Jeanne ..............................................................................................154A Miracle Makers, The .................................................. 218A-219A, 232A-IBCA Morris, Kim .................................................................................................157A Morton, Janice & Laura ........................................................................... 214AA Munro, Kimberley ...................................................................................... 75AA Musso, Vince & Linda ................................................................................127A Mystic Side Arabians ................................................................15Shada (31AA)

N Nelson, Jill ...................................................................................................162A Nolan, Mayree ................................................................................. 168A, 170A

O Oak Haven Arabians .......................................................................45AA-59AA Oak Haven South Arabians LLC ....................................... 46AA-47AA, 51AA Oak Ridge Arabians ....................................................................................146A On A Boat LLC......................................................................... 31Argent (47A) O’Reilly, Nancy.................................................109AA-110AA, 118AA-119AA Orthwein, Ellen...........................................................................156AA-157AA

P Pay-Jay Arabians ........................................................................... 210A, 204AA Pease-Paulson, Michelle ........................................................................... 111AA Pelham, Georgina .....................................................................16Shada (32AA) Perkins, Perry & Suzanne.............................................................................5AA Pinecrest Arabians ....................................................10-11Shada (26AA-27AA) Polo Grill.......................................................................................................65A Powell Training Center ...............................................................137AA-145AA Power Alley, LLC ......................................................... 18-19Argent (34A-35A) Prestige Farms LLC ............................................................................8AA-9AA Pryhme Downtown Steakhouse ....................................................................67A

R R. Kirk Landon Irrevocable Trust .....................................................124A-125A R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................. 210A, 204AA Rae-Dawn Arabians ............................................................................6AA-7AA Ralston Training Center ..............................................................................114A RBC Show Horses ............................................................................... 93A-97A Red Tail Arabians LLC............................................................................ 226AA Regency Cove Farm ........................................................................................7A Rinehart, Taylor .............................................................................................64A Rohara Arabians ................................................................................121A-129A Rohl, Raegan & Renae ............................................................... 29Argent (45A)

Rooker Training Stable ...................................................................61AA-76AA Royal Arabians ..................................................................................139A-146A Russka Farms LLC .................................................................................. 158AA

S Sage Performance Horses................................................................85AA-88AA Schultz, Doug & Karen............................................................................ 126AA Schwarz, Abbie & Ryan ..............................................................................161A Schwing, Jennifer............................................................... 53AA-55AA, 178AA Scott, Colleen ..............................................................................................156A Shada, Inc. .....................................................FCAA, 1-16Shada (17AA-32AA) Shamrock Farms LLC ................................................................... 57AA, 86AA Shea Stables................................................................................... 211A, 205AA Shearer, Jennifer ..........................................................................122AA-123AA Shippee, Emily & Kathy .......................................................................... 124AA Shuster Arabians ................................................................. 64AA-65AA, 69AA Silbernagel Family, The ...............................................................................154A Silver Lane Training Center..........................................................................13A Silver Stag Arabians LLC .................. 166AA-167AA, 172AA-173AA, 175AA Smith-Ehrlick, Cheryl ............................................................................. 179AA Smoky Mountain Park Arabians .................................................................112A Spear, Lauren...............................................................................................162A Springwater Farms ............................................................................... 81A-92A Stalmare Arabians ......................................................................228AA-IBCAA Stanley White’s Grandeur Arabians ................................................12AA-13AA Starline Arabians LLC ......................................................................104A-109A Steer, Chase & Rita .................................................................................... 68AA Steve Smith Family .................................................................... 33Argent (49A) Stewart Performance Horses .............................................................153A-155A Stewart, David & Darcy ..............................................................................160A Strand’s Arabians.................................................................................2AA-3AA Suelzle, Suzi & Paige ..................................................................................155A Summer, Matt .............................................................................................158A Swanson, Sandra..........................................................................................157A Sylla, Val & Mark ......................................................... 22-23Argent (38A-39A)

T Ted Carson at Butler Farms Training Center ................................IFCAA, 1AA The Diamond Partners ...............................................................................228A The Hat Lady ............................................................................... 211A, 205AA Timberridge Ranch .................................................................... 151AA, 153AA Trotwood Farm .................................................................................... 10A-12A Truest Partners LLC .................................................................................BCAA Tshampagne Arabians .................................................................................128A

U Utica Square ..................................................................................................66A

V Van Dyke, Les & Diane ...........................................12-13Shada (28AA-29AA) Vesty, Stuart ................................................................................ 30Argent (46A) Victoria Cross Farm ....................................................................................147A

W Walker, Kimberly........................................................................................ 59AA Walther, Katie..............................................................................................155A Weatherford, Beth .......................................................................................129A Weems, Peggy .............................................................................................155A Werts, Todd & Michelle .......................................................................... 121AA Westmoreland, Holly.................................................................................. 88AA Whitaker, Cathy Cravens ......................................................................... 127AA Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc..................................................... 211A, 205AA Winer, Maddy & Jay ...................................................................................225A Wray, Denise & Jim ....................................................................................161A

Z Zerlotti Genetics Ltd. ............................................................................. 2A, 3A Zuccarini, Sandy & John .......................................................................... 139AA Volume 46, No. 4 | 215A


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