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Contents

Issue 9 • Volume 46, No. 4A

94AA & 129AA

6A

Comments From The Publisher

14A

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

68A

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

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

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2015 Amateur Snapshots, Part I

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Amateur Spotlight

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25 Things You Don’t Know About …

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Calendar Of Events

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Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers

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On The Cover:

Levanté

(Stival x Aria Jamina), owned by Alvarez Arabians. See page 10AA.

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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


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Cover Story:

Levanté by ANNE STRATTON

One day last spring, when Jeff and Jerry Schall opened their mail, they each found a perplexing envelope, ordinary bond paper in appearance but weighty and slightly lumpy. When Jeff ripped his open, four pennies clattered out: three dulled with use, one coppery bright. Mystified, he watched Jerry open the other one—and four more pennies fell out, three darkened by handling, one newly minted, copper gleaming. The return address was Attorney Walter Alvarez, Crown Point, Ind. The man who, years before, had entrusted them with their first U.S. National top ten horses, and who now owned Levanté, one of the most promising young stars in their barn. “I hope this isn’t what he’s giving us for promotion,” Jeff said doubtfully. As it turned out, the pennies weren’t a budget; they were a concept. The gregarious, creative Alvarez informed them that Levanté struck him as “the brightest of all the horses,” the colt who stood out in a crowd. And he has been proven right. After finishing second by a point in his show ring debut (this year’s Scottsdale), the eye-catching chestnut nailed a popular victory in the Region 10 Breeders Sweepstakes Yearling Colt Championship. Perhaps most importantly, however, Levanté is the horse who brought Wally Alvarez, once one of the largest Arabian horse breeders in the country, back to the industry. Alvarez, who owned the multi-national titlists Cytosk, NH Scarlet Sting, OH Molly Brown, Magic Momentt, Hot Flash and many others, had gotten out of horses in the late 1990s (“I’d accomplished what I’d set out to do”). But he had 10AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

remained friends with the Schalls, and had even attended Scottsdale and the ABHA World Cup just for the fun of it. He had not, however, been tempted to buy a horse; from his own experience, he knew the standards and commitment involved in showing and breeding at the top level. Levanté, a son of Stival and the Justify daughter Aria Jamina, was by all accounts a standout from the beginning. “When he was born, everybody was hoping for a bay filly,” Jerry Schall remembers, “but I was hoping we’d get a chestnut colt with a little chrome. Then we’d have the hope that he would be like two other great Stival sons, [national champions] Barzan Al Shahania and Trussardi. Good things come in threes, and he started out as they did—a golden chestnut colt lying in the straw. “He looked like he was ready to take on the world at birth,” Schall continues. “He was a super confident, forward, mature colt at birth. I knew instantly that he was a good one. That reinsured that we had been given a great future breeding horse, and that’s what inspired me to have him ready to show Wally. I knew he would appreciate seeing him.” Jerry’s instinct proved correct. When Alvarez visited the farm in late winter 2014 and saw Jamina’s foal, he knew exactly what he was looking at. “This colt just grabbed my attention,” he says. “He had all this charisma, he was very beautiful and he had a herculean body. It’s very unusual to see a horse of that age with a body that strong and mature.”


Added to the impressive conformation was a typey, chiseled face that satisfied any scorecard. Whatever the preference, this fledgling star ticked the boxes. Alvarez purchased the colt from breeders Ken and Tracy White, and began planning a future. First, he needed a significant and memorable name. Easy: one of the most highly-prized cars in the world is the Maserati, and the line’s first SUV was due to be named “Levanté.” It combined elegance and ability, and had a natural rhythm. When the time came, Levanté entered training with Jeff Schall, who, like his brother Jerry and Alvarez, was impressed with the colt’s stature. “He had the most ‘I’m-a-stallion’ attitude at birth of any colt I’ve seen in my 30-year career,” Jeff says, “and he was probably the hardest-bodied colt too. He struck poses that were like you’d see in an adult breeding stallion, they were so muscular. But, you have to harness that and get him going down the right path, and he’s been a great student of what we’re asking.” After Scottsdale, Alvarez was stopped often by owners who wanted to book future breedings to Levanté. “They even wanted to put money down,” he marvels, but adds that he didn’t accept it. “We’re taking one step at a time … but I was content and happy that his quality was appreciated, and that he was definitely such a crowd favorite. And it made me happy that everyone welcomed me back.” Levanté, almost singlehandedly, has renewed Alvarez’s commitment to the breed, and as before, while the horses are central to his participation, his approach is multi-dimensional. “I enjoy the competition and I enjoy the camaraderie with the Arabian owners,” he says. “I like to see the expressions of love that these nice people have for their horses, and the happiness and joy that the youngsters have in their horses. And I love the breeding, having the foal and wondering what he’s going to be.”

Schall in the Yearling Colt class. It is just the first step, his team says, in a greater legacy. “We want Levanté to compete through his next three years,” Jerry Schall says, “but our greatest goal is for him to have a son and daughter that looks as good as he does.” Wally Alvarez eyes his colt’s ultimate contribution to Arabians. “I believe Levanté will be a national champion,” he says simply. “But more importantly, I think this young stallion is relevant. I believe he will have a revolutionary impact on the breed. Once you see him in person, especially up close, the beauty of Levanté will captivate your memories of horses past.” n

It’s been a good 25 years since Cytosk, under Alvarez’s ownership, gave Jeff and Jerry Schall their first Arabian Horse Times cover. Now Levanté, under Alvarez’s ownership, is their latest. There is a symmetry to it, they feel, a sense of coming full circle. And, uppermost in everyone’s mind, is the future that is the colt’s to explore. In Tulsa this fall, Levanté will make his first appearance at U.S. Nationals, showing with Jeff Volume 46, No. 4 | 11AA


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Thirty years ago if you wanted to call Shada, a new horse farm in Elk River, Minn., you dialed the same number you would today. Shada remains in its original location, although back then it was a sparsely-built property with a future that lay mainly in Sheila and Dave Schall’s imagination and the talent they saw in their teenaged sons. Today that vision is encapsulated in an outstanding facility and pristine grounds that is the backdrop and foundation of Jerry and Jeff Schall’s training, marketing and breeding center, Shada Inc.

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2008 Bay Stallion SCID/CA Clear AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Minnesota Medallion Stallion

N at i o n a l C h a m p i o n

Bred & Owned By: Hobnail Farm The Seward Family 5920 State Highway 55 Greenfield, MN 55373

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banner two years as they relate to sales. “We are committed to doing all that is possible to keep this trend flourishing,” he says. Their list of loyal, long-term clients (Walter Alvarez, who has his young colt Levante with them, is one from that era) and new customers continue to grow. The common denominator has been their confidence and trust in the Schalls. Jerry ticks through a “short list.” The story is deceptively simple: A family fell in love with the Arabian horse (the flagged tail carriage, the proud style and the “eyes that looked into your soul”). What followed became a lifetime education. By the mid-1980s, when both boys graduated from high school, they had no doubts about what they wanted to do. Success came, or at least began, swiftly. Many milestones marked those early years: first national titles, first national championship, first national champion stallion, first Triple Crown stallion, and most national championships by a single horse in a single year. Numerous other achievements followed in later years, highlighted by guiding and showing the halter horse with the most national championships in the history of the breed. The show ring has been only one of the arenas in which Jerry and Jeff have shined. Trainer Jerry, who also manages the breeding and business side of Shada, points out that while those titles were assets on the farm’s record, the pattern they represented is most enlightening. “The important thing was the progression forward,” he says.

Ken, Joanne and Tracy White. “Currently the Whites have entrusted Shada with the care of the beautiful sisters Aria Elita and Aria Jamina. One of the biggest blessings a farm can have is broodmares who pass on national championshiplevel qualities to their offspring, and Elita is dam of Elite AF. Jamina is the dam of Levante. The research and knowledge the Whites pursue is outstanding, and their love and support of their horses is exceptional.” Actually, Jerry admits, he is grateful to Ken for more then just good horses. “Ken was the CEO of major hospitals in Canada. I feel like, from his influence, I have developed better leadership skills and business acumen.” Kurt, Joan and Christine Lawson, owners of SkyeHawkk and a star from years ago, Alada Baskin I. “It is so special that SkyeHawkk’s grandsire is Alada Baskin I. He remains one of our favorite stallions, since he had such a great show attitude and big heart when we competed and showed him to many of his major titles—exactly as we are experiencing now with SkyeHawkk.”

Marketing of our clients’ horses is a real focus for us at Shada, Jeff notes. 2014 through 2015 have represented a

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SS Tru Believer

Nancy Seward and daughter, Elizabeth. “Nancy has bred Arabians for more than 30 years. One of our earliest horses together was La Vida Lloca; now we have her son by Marwan Al Shaqab, Majestico, who was a Canadian National Champion and U.S. Top Ten Futurity Colt. As he continues to embark on a breeding and show career, we anticipate big things in 2016. With Nancy’s guidance, Majestico is destined to become a serious sire.” Ron and Judy Schmid. Known by many as past owners of U.S. National Champion Stallion Legacy Of Fame, whom they discovered and purchased at Shada as a youngster. “This takes us back to the start-up period. In those days the Schmids had to go more on their trust in our abilities than what they’d seen us do. Currently their stallion, SS Tru Believer, is with us, and we look forward to launching his breeding and show careers.” Les and Diane Van Dyke. “Les has an incredible eye for a horse and great ability to inspire. He’s another person who just knowing him has made me a better leader. The Van Dykes own Victorious LD, who is the heir apparent of his sire, DA Valentino. Our association with them began years ago with Victorious’s granddam, Canadian National Champion Mare TF Queen Ahearts, their foundation mare. Les and Diane have owned some of the finest Arabians, and in Victorious, we’re seeing that tradition continue.” Lynne Dimmer, with Brett, Addam and Hunter. “Lynn and her family are newcomers to Shada. Lynne has been a lifelong Arabian breeder and enthusiast, and she has a soft spot for her family—including the four-legged varietals of horses, dogs, etc. The latest member is recently crowned Canadian National Champion Baske N Fame.” Ross, Terri and Jonathan Danielson. “The Danielsons own Bey Monet TRJ, 2015 Canadian National Champion

LC Imperatore

Futurity Filly and National Champion Mare AOTH (with Ross). We’ve had a success filled 30-year relationship, and it’s going as strongly as ever.” Lady Gina Pelham. “Our latest endeavor with Lady Gina, from Argentina, is the colt LC Imperator. She, Robin and Mike Arbuckle, and Shada have made a great team for the past 10 years. We all recently collaborated on the purchase of Byronica RH, who went on to be Scottsdale Champion Filly. She is a full sister to RH Triana. Lady Gina loves her animals and the role that her horses play in her life is amazing. We protect and preserve not only the horses she entrusts us with, but our friendship, so she remains happy and excited for the future.” That is a little of Shada’s past. Now, it is the brightness of the future that has everyone, new customers as well as those of longer standing, so optimistic and excited. “What an amazing journey it continues to be,” observes Jeff. “Our strength is derived from our team, which includes my wife Roxanne, Jerry’s partner Anissa, their daughter Felicia, our parents, staff and clients.” Jerry reflects, “There is a real sense of accomplishment when a horse you picked, trained or sold, resides in pedigrees of current and future winners.” Jerry and Jeff can’t help but smile when they realize how lucky they are to be doing what they love. “Every day has the potential to be a rewarding one … live in the moment!”

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An Experience to

Cherish

2014 U.S. Nationals

Forever

Mom, Thank you so much for your unconditional support throughout these past ten years. You always allowed me to follow my dreams in this sport and I am forever grateful for that. Your support—show after show—will never go unnoticed. You were always there for me whether it was good or bad and supported me through some of my biggest disappointments. Thank you again for everything you do. Blackwell, Golladay, Burkman and Desiderio Training … Thank you so much to Lynn Vandyke, Michelle Betten, John Golladay, Leah Beth Golladay, Ricci and Stephanie Desiderio, Cynthia Burkman, Natalie Johns, Taryn Lundquist, and Devin Miller, for everything you have done for me. My junior career was an absolute dream that I will cherish forever. You guys are not only my horse trainers, but my mentors as well. Love,

Allie

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Where would we be? Here’s to you ... our allies and fellow horsemen; our friends and extended family. For everything you have said and done ... for your wisdom as horse breeders; for your kindness and gracious trust over the years. You are such an important part of who and what we have become ... Thank you!

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A JUDGES PERSPECTIVE

Mitch Sperte 2015 U.S. Nationals English Judge

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ow many times have you judged the Nationals? I have judged the U.S. Nationals twice, in 1996 and 2009.

In the past year, there has been a lot of emphasis put on the country horses being true country horses. In your view, what is a true country horse? In regards to distinguishing between country and English, the hot button issue is obviously motion. We have skirted the concerns of motion by using words such as delivery and intensity. While these words are descriptive and certainly come into play, the bottom line is the height of motion and the degree of animation must be scrutinized. All that said, manners take precedent in the country division. As in all performance classes, the horses overall quality along with cadenced gaits must also be demonstrated. In the saddle seat divisions, the horse must move forward to their bridle comfortably and possess a true vertical carriage. For someone who is competing at U.S. Nationals for the first time, what advice would you give them in regards to show ring presence? Try not to not to allow the big stage to get the best of your nerves. Remember that the dimensions of the arena, the music played, and the class calls are similar to any quality class A or regional show. There is a great book dedicated to the psychology of riding and competing called, The Winning Feeling. The author frequently employs the “as if ” mechanism. The rider visualizes specific elements of their ride “as if ” it is performed correctly. A great exercise. Many people feel that if someone makes a mistake, they should be eliminated. As a judge, what is your

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view on how to handle this? First, there are honest mistakes and dishonest mistakes. For example, when an English performance horse happens to come off its feet for a stride or two because they are trying to get somewhere and be somebody, that’s a symptom of ambition and is a minor mistake. When a horse spits the bridle and tries to line up, that is a major infraction and should be severely penalized. Within the parameters of the individual class specifications, I try not to beat a horse for a mistake by one that is a mistake. When giving advice to riders on ring spacing, what would you like to offer? Do they need to ride up and down the middle to be seen? A lesson I learned from judging and considering my own presentation when I compete is that by parading up the middle of the arena you are actually too close to the judge and they cannot get a good visual. Although I do think it is advantageous, when possible, to come off the rail just enough to demonstrate you have enough leg and control of your horse that they can achieve their carriage without using the rail for a crutch. This positioning usually allows you proper spacing to negotiate traffic without sacrificing form. What class do you look most forward to while judging U.S. Nationals? The AEPA classes. In the mid 80s I was very involved in championing the cause to have junior horse classes be included in the national shows. To see how the young horse classes have evolved is very gratifying. The innovative structure of the AEPA class not only allows judges to assess the horses charisma and attitude, but it mandates you assess the quality of their gates and carriage in a more systematic and objective manner. Furthermore,


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the classes have a direct impact on future breeding decisions. The resulting offspring should be able to compete at the national level and meet a high standard both mentally and physically. As a judge, you have asked for a work off. Could you offer your thoughts on why you like to do this? When warranted, workouts can be one of the most exciting and crowd thrilling events, it is like watching a great sporting event go into overtime. If we want to grow our breed and create more spectator appeal, we must guard ourselves from eliminating the show from show horse. What better avenue to showcase the best of the best than in a workout of a highly contested class. That said, the call judge needs to be skilled enough to determine if the class truly justifies a workout and if so, to call the class in a timely manner to ensure there is enough horse left to go back out and continue to compete.

Judging U.S. Nationals can be a very stressful job; you work long days. What is the biggest obstacle for you to overcome? The biggest obstacle is to be respectful to the other judges in how they call a class. When I am the call judge, I try to call a class like I would want it to be called to me as if I was competing. My philosophy is to allow the exhibitors to showcase their horse in the best possible light and not try to trap them or catch them doing something wrong. Some judges approach their class calls in a very different style, and I need to be mindful that it is their class to call and be respectful of that. What is your biggest pet peeve that exhibitors do? I really don’t have a pet peeve; I truly believe that the level of horsemanship and showmanship is at an alltime high for professionals and amateurs alike. I am also confident that, overall, show ring presentations are trending in a responsible and positive direction. â–

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Things You Don’t Know About … Robin Hopkinson

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The first horse I ever rode or handled was … a pony by the name of Eohippus.

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My happiest moment with a horse was … “is” every day.

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The first ribbon I ever won was … when I was around 8. It wasn’t a ribbon, it was a used horse shoe spray painted gold.

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My first influence in the horse industry was … a man by the name of John Harriet who trained circus horses. He took me under his wing and taught me how to make the horses do tricks.

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The first breed of horse involved with was … American Quarter Horse.

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The age I got involved with horses was … 10.

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The first thing I do when I get to the barn is … greet my horses with their special barn names such as, “Loooooollllllaaaaaa!”

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The last thing I do when I leave the barn is … give kisses to all and wish all a goodnight.

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The greatest horse I’ve ever ridden is … Kings Genius Model.

10. The most gratifying part of my job is … having an amazing relationship with my horses. 11. My favorite restaurant is … all of them! 12. My favorite non-horse hobby is … art. 13. My favorite genre of movie is … documentaries. 14. When someone asks me, why Arabians, I say … there are not enough pages to answer that question! But be assured, it’s all amazing! 15. My favorite division to show in is … halter. 16. In my free time, I like to … watch “The Voice.” 17. Horses have taught me … to communicate without ever saying a word. 18. My top vacation spot is … my own bed during a “Staycation.” 19. Few foods make me happier than … all of them. 20. Without horses, I would be … the first female president of the United States. 21. The piece of tack or equipment that I can’t live without is … my schooling halter. 22. My childhood dream job was … to be a jockey. 23. My favorite breeding bloodline is … there are far too many great Arabian horses in pedigrees to choose just one. My favorites are those that breed on type, carriage, conformation and athletic ability. 24. My biggest pet peeve is … anything that is unkind. 25. The most influential person in my life is … all of my friends and family.

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Leaders Of The Times: Pat Dempsey’s Beloveds Farm

by Anne Stratton Pat Dempsey, of Beloveds Farm, in Lady Lake, Fla., has been back in Arabians for just two short years—or long ones, if you count what all she has packed into them. She purchased her first mares in 1978, but around 2000, drifted away from the breed; in Colorado at 9,000 feet, where she lived, the demands of winter care for 45 horses took their toll. It would be 2006 before she decided that Florida was a more inviting climate for her one remaining Arabian, an old Bey Shah gelding who is still with her now at age 37, and the Miniature Horses she had acquired to satisfy her equine interests. Another seven years would pass before she found that she couldn’t resist the familiar lure of Arabians. Since then, however, it has been full speed ahead. The result? One has only to look at the two fillies pictured for September on the Arabian Horse Times calendar. Beloved Vitoria Pearl and Beloved DivinaVitoria, born from the Scottsdale Auction breeding for Vitorio 78AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

TO—Dempsey’s first purchase upon getting back in the business—illustrate the quality she always has sought. It is what she is rapidly becoming known for again. “I know what type of horse I want to breed,” Dempsey says, “and my babies are really sought after. I have only nine [foals] and I’ve had people make offers on every one of them. I don’t want to sell them till I know what I’ve got.” Beloveds Farm is now home to more than 16 Arabians, including mares, foals, youngsters and stallions, and Dempsey maintains show strings with trainers Andy Sellman and Ted Carson. After the Scottsdale Auction purchase, she also bought a few mares: Rohara MarcAlyssa, Rohara Via Donna, JP Extreme Obsession, Magnums Angel JD, and Ava Afire, and early in 2014, she added AP Sheez Sassy. Within three foals crops, she has assembled a serious population.


Here’s a sketch of her achievements and her plans for the future. Key Mares Rohara MarcAlyssa, show horse and broodmare, 4-year-old QR Marc daughter. Production: the Vitorio TO daughter Beloved Joy To Behold, who will represent her sire in the 2016 Scottsdale Auction Filly class. Show career: 2015 Scottsdale International Bronze Champion Senior Mare and first place 3 & 4 Year Old Mare; 2015 Canadian National Top Ten Mare (one-half point from reserve champion). Previously a multi-titlist at the U.S. Nationals, Scottsdale, the ABHA World Cup and regionals. Next booking: U.S. Nationals in Senior Mares. Rohara Via Donna, a 5-year-old daughter of Ever After NA. Show career: 2013 U.S. National Top Ten 3-Year-Old Filly and AHAF Thanksgiving Show Champion Mare. Production: Beloveds ViaTeyna BF (2014) and Beloveds Via Luna (2015). Foals to show: Beloveds ViaTeyna BF, slated for 2015 U.S. Nationals in Yearling Fillies. Magnums Angel JD, 11-year-old mare by Magnum Psyche. Production: Beloved MarcAngelo BF (2014), who is just entering training. JP Extreme Obsession, show horse and broodmare, a 5-year-old daughter of JP Obsession. Show career: In 2015, Top Five at the AHBA World Cup, Region 15 Champion Mare. Production: Beloved Call To Glory (2014, by Gazal Al Shaqab) Next booking: U.S. Nationals in Senior Mares. Ava Afire, a 9-year-old daughter of Baske Afire. Production: Honor Me Noble BF (2013, by S Nobleman), then left open in 2014 to carry Beloveds Gracious Lady for AP Sheez Sassy. AP Sheez Sassy. At 21, the daughter of Bey Shah is the senior member of the Beloveds broodmare band. Production: Via embryo transfer, produced a “phenomenal” filly by Bey Ambition this year, Beloved Gracious Lady. SVA Chats Pajamas, show horse and upcoming broodmare, a 2-year-old daughter of PA Paschal. Show career: 2015 Scottsdale Champion Classic Filly 2-YearOld Apr.-Dec. (unanimous), Region 15 Champion Junior Mare (unanimous) Next booking: U.S. Nationals in Junior Fillies.

The Stallions Beloved One NA (Ever After NA x Margarita Psy, by Padrons Psyche). Show career: 2015 Canadian National Champion 2-Yearold Jackpot Colt (unanimous)—with a score of 395.5, one of the all-time high totals. Also Region 12 Champion Colt (unanimous) and in 2014, U.S. National Top Ten Yearling Colt. Breeding: Bred for the first time this year; Dempsey has two mares in foal for 2016. Honor Me Noble BF (S Nobleman x Ava Afire, by Baske Afire). Stars Of Tomorrow Started in training this fall: Beloved Vitoria Pearl (Andy Sellman) Beloved DivinaVitoria (Andy Sellman) Beloved Joy To Behold (Andy Sellman) Beloved MarcAngelo BF (Ted Carson) At The U.S. Nationals In 2015 Beloved One NA—U.S. National Junior Colts, with Andy Sellman. Rohara MarcAlyssa—U.S. National Senior Mares, with Andy Sellman. JP Extreme Obsession—U.S. National Senior Mares, with Ted Carson. SVA Chats Pajamas—U.S. National Junior Mares, with Ted Carson. Beloveds ViaTeyna—U.S. National Yearling Fillies, with Ted Carson. Pat Dempsey takes her success in stride. After all, she’s been here before; her history with Arabians through the years is another story worth telling, but for now, she is focused on the future. “I just make my decisions from this moment to the next moment, based on the facts I have,” she says, trying to explain her process. It resists explanation, but so far, the facts are proving that her instincts run true. n Volume 46, No. 4 | 79AA


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CAROLYN LESLEY SETTING SUN STABLES, CRYSTAL MCNUTT PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A REINING AOTR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... my mother and my grandfather were involved in Arabians in the 50s and 60s, and growing up it, was a natural progression to have an Arabian. However, it was a conscious choice, after being away from showing for 17 years, to get back into Arabians. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... would be my mother, Mary Lesley, who grew up showing horses and passed that love along to me. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry ‌ from 1983 - 1998, then started showing again this year. My old show horses, SS The Deacon and Teknique, became pasture ornaments for those 17 years.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was a wardrobe malfunction in June, 1991, at Region 9, when I split my pants as the gate opened for my class.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was being with my mom the first time she met our new horses, Chase the Dream, Whata Doc Bar TR and Monticello V.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I love to fly fish! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... hiking and spending time with my family and my dogs.

EMILY MAITA FLOOD SHOW HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH SHOW HACK AAOTR AND H/A COUNTRY AAOTR The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was family friend, Lucy Whittier. After two years of lessons with a local riding program, we were ready for our first horse and my mom made a call to Lucy who directed us to our first trainers in Scottsdale. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for ‌ 16 years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is how lucky I am to have found some of my best friends, and an immeasurable amount of memories to go with them. Last year was pretty special...

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drums were short-lived). I can play a mean cowbell too, if that counts.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I’ve lost a bun or two in the arena; nothing too traumatic … yet.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... working full-time as a Graphic Designer for Shutterfly, and freelance on the side as well. I’ve had the pleasure of designing ads for several farms. I also write a blog about a traveling bunny named ... Bunny; check it out! www. thebunnyadventures.com

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I’m a “retired” band geek: trumpet, guitar, and drums (the

ALICIA MALA ADANDY FARM SHOWING IN: H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I was drawn to their beauty, and my passion for them has only grown stronger throughout my years of showing and riding. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my first Half-Arabian, Misty, who wasn’t much of a show horse, but the moment I laid eyes on her I was in love. While Misty was my first connection to the breed, my sister and I would have never been able to own and show Arabians without the support of our parents. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 15 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... nothing at the moment. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... has been to watch my sister, Alayna, show and become a professional trainer. I remember her riding in walk/trot classes and helping her with diagonals over the rail. To see the amazing horsewoman she is developing into, is a dream come true for me. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when I fell off in a warmup before an equitation class at a regionals. I somehow managed to compose myself enough to go in the class, ripped suit and everything. Needless to say, I was a bit embarrassed, but at least I got back on the horse, right? 96AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I had originally gone to college for Equine Business Management, but picked up a double major in Accounting my freshman year and now I work for a public accounting firm as a tax accountant—totally different from my original plan. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with my family and loved ones.


JESSICA MALDONADO CHRISHAN PARK/MIDWEST TRAINING CENTRE SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY AND ARABIAN STALLION HALTER AAOTH I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... while I love horses and will always have them in my life, I choose to stay involved in the Arabian industry because of all the wonderful people. Since my early walk /trot years, the friends I have met thanks to Arabian horses have become family! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is Lori Ross. I stumbled into her barn as a young girl wanting to take lessons and she got me hooked on Arabians and taught me so much about riding, caring for horses, and sportsmanship. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … almost 25 years now, which is a large majority of my life! I can’t imagine life any other way. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the segregation. I want to see the best of breed (halter, performance, reining, etc.) all show in classes in one ring on finals night during U.S. Nationals. Together we all succeed, and we need to find a way to work together. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is any time my whole family is together at a show!

DARCI MARSHALL RBC SHOW HORSES SHOWING IN: ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE SELECT AATR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their beauty and versatility. And if I am honest, I like that they challenge me. I don’t get to just say, “Do this,” and have them go along. I have to communicate with my Arabians clearly and fairly or they will let me know! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... would be my very dear

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... probably any time I ended up in the dirt unexpectedly! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I’m a political news junkie. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... spending time with family, watching my husband play polo, writing, and spending time outside.

friend, Joann Landin of Norco, Calif. When I was 16 years old, I wanted a bay with four white socks and a blaze. Joann had such an Arabian for sale. Joann and I showed our Arabian horses up and down the West Coast from that day forward I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 30 years. I have been primarily showing, but I love breeding too. Depending on which discipline you want to show in, there are so many different pedigrees to consider, matching up broodmare to stallion and resulting in a foal that you hope is amazing.

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If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the regional shows. There just seems to be too many regions for the number of horses being shown. In the Southeast, we have Regions 12, 14, 15 and the East Coast Championships. They are within 60 days of each other, causing low entries at each show. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is too many to list. Every time a horse I bred or raised wins a ribbon or any time one of my horse friends wins are memorable. Just the pure enjoyment of competing and community. Over the past 30 years, there’s been so many memories and joys that I am grateful for. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when I was at a horse show alone. I was warming up my horse before his class when I went to get on him and my pants split! I didn’t have enough time to go fix it, so I asked a stranger to pin the butt of my pants. Luckily, he wasn’t shy and I had a pin. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that as much as my career and showing horses requires me to be an extravert, I am really very much an introvert. I am shy and would rather be the wallpaper in the room. But I love to show halter with the pressure of standing up in front of the judges.

KEVIN MCBRIDE VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH MATURITY, ENGLISH PLEASURE 40 & OVER, AND ARABIAN COUNTRY PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I started out showing Saddlebreds and I acquired a HalfArabian, Stemar’s Windsong, when I was 12. He later went on to be Reserve National Champion Park Horse AOTR and I was hooked. I fell in love with the horses and the people in the industry. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my father is a dentist and traded a dental bill for Stemar’s Windsong who I mentioned earlier. It was through his win that I met Don

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Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... doing home improvements. I am obsessed with DIY projects. I can walk into a room in our house and decide I want to change the color, be down at Lowes picking a new color and then back painting before my husband can blink an eye!


DeLongpre who offered me an opportunity to work at Nichols Delongpre. It was a life changing experience for me. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 41 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... I wish we could get our horse show spectatorship back to the level it was in the 1980’s. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was my first National victory pass in 1982 in Freedom Hall. It was such an incredible feeling!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I was showing once at an outdoor show in Greenville, SC in a rainstorm. The mud was so bad it got under my girth and in the line-up, the saddle slipped and I landed face first in the slush. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I was just recognized as the #1 New Home Sales Agent in Atlanta. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my job as a Residential Real Estate Agent in Atlanta, Ga. I also enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time with our three Jack Russell’s, and going to the gym.

STACY MCCRARY OAK HAVEN ARABIANS SHOWING IN: H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE SELECT AATR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... even as a young child, I’ve always been fascinated with the Arabian horse; its beauty, gracefulness, intelligence, loyalty and personality are so unique. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... has been Kim Morgan Her guidance, encouragement and support over the years have truly been a blessing. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 10 years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was when my friend passed on the purchase of a very special horse, because she and her sister felt it was “the” horse for me. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... would have to be when my brand new girth broke during my class in Scottsdale and fell to the ground. It wasn’t so much the fall, but that I was so entirely covered in dirt.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I hold close to 40 individual scuba diving certifications and I coached high school cheerleading for 10 years, earning two national titles and recognized as one of the “Top 20 Coaches in the Nation.” Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my family, my Czechoslovakian Vlcak Wolfdogs, hiking, skiing, cooking, crafting and, oh, did I say family? Because without their support I wouldn’t be here.

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KRYSTAL MCCULLOCH CHRISHAN PARK SHOWING IN: H/A NATIVE COSTUME AAOTR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... nothing is more enchanting than an Arabian. I was able to visit Abu Dhabi and Egypt this summer, and I really appreciate their integral role in the world’s history. Arabians are the perfect horse. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian … is Shan Wilson. He has taught me how to ride, granted, I am still learning! Most importantly, he has put me on two incredible HalfArabians that motivated me, thrilled me, and who I love. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … since 2010—5 years. Decades ago I rode as a kid, but I never owned a horse. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... more people need to be involved! Since I began showing, my cousin Jane, her nephew Ethan, my girl Autumn, and my best girlfriend, Nancy, have bought horses and all show. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was three years ago in Tulsa when I won reserve champion in Half-Arabian select with Rosie. I never have been that crazy happy in my whole life (my mom was also crazy happy, too)!

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My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... thank goodness I have not experienced an embarrassing moment … yet. Most would be surprised to know about me ... hmmm, I am quite the open book; not too many surprises left! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... traveling about this wondrous world with my husband and fat dog, and meeting a variety of people. It reminds me we are all connected. Everyone just wants their family and friends to be safe and loved.

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I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for ... 12 years.

I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... my husband and I got into the horses together after he bought me an Arabian for my birthday. Soon after, we started showing and breeding Arabians.

If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... more aged classes in the amateur arena, rather than grouping us all into one big class. We would have more winners and a bigger incentive to show more.

The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my husband, Duke Mendel, and my first show horse, Kahlua VF.

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My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was winning our first national


championship with DC Benedict and Andy Sellman. That trophy is amazing! My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was getting kicked by a yearling colt I was showing in Scottsdale. Luckily I wasn’t hurt; just my ego. Most would be surprised to know ... I am addicted to reality TV. My husband swears I have a problem. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... family vacations, going to the beach, playing with my three dogs and shopping.

JEANNE MILLER STEWART PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A PARK HORSE AAOTR AND H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... my parents chose Arabians for our family of four girls for their temperament and having them at home. They wanted us to learn to care for the horses, not just how to ride. We rode saddle seat, and Arabians were the perfect choice! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Jane Nichols, who introduced my family to Arabians in 1979 with a trip to Red Bluff. I remember watching Sheila Varian ride the great Comment—he was an amazing 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 re-unite the performance and halter divisions back into one. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is a trail ride after Nationals last year with my husband, Brian, who doesn’t ride. Both horses were amazing—“Blaze” had just been to Nationals and was happy to be on the trail, and “Louise” made Brian look like a pro! It was a great day!

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was a broken arm in the middle of my class at Canadian Nationals in 1984. I’m sure glad there wasn’t a live feed back then! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... gardening, time with family and my dogs, and trips to Zihuatanejo, Mexico, aka “Paradise.”

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LUCINDA MILLER GARLANDS SHOWING IN: HUNTER AND COUNTRY SELECT I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they are intelligent, beautiful, and athletic and can perform in many disciplines. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my father. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 5 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to expose more people to the breed My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I love it when I’m riding and learn something new. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... there is a most embarrassing moment for me at most shows.

JOHN AND CYNTHIA MOORE FOUR MOORE RANCH SHOWING IN: 3-YEAR-OLD FUTURITY COLTS AND OPEN WESTERN PLEASURE We chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... we loved them and wanted an agrarian lifestyle for our children. The most instrumental person/horse who got us involved with the Arabian ... we loved the reception at the Jack Tone Ranch and seeing Fadjur when our friends, the Faulkners, first introduced us to the Arabian horse. We have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 35 years. If we could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to see more people enjoying the breed. Raising Arabian horses has been a joyful and 102AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... outdoor activities with my family. I really enjoy watching my young daughter ride, because I can see that she loves it as much as I do.


learning experience for our family. I wish people knew what relationships they are missing with the horses and the people.

Most would be surprised to know ... that we have been enjoying our Arabian horses for 35 years.

Our fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was our first big win when Enzia FMA, a mare we bred and own, was Unanimous Scottsdale Signature Stallion Futurity Champion in 2011. It was a large and deep class with a lot of talented horses, and a large, noisy crowd typical of Scottsdale.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, we enjoy ... our family, friends, second home in Colorado, which gets us out of the Texas heat; our 5 grandchildren and now two granddaughters having moved back to North Texas are now spending more time with the horses.

DON NISHIOKA IRVINE TRAINING AT WINTER SKY RANCH SHOWING IN: ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR MATURITY, ARABIAN GELDINGS AAOTH, ARABIAN AND H/A NATIVE COSTUME AAOTR & OPEN, AND ARABIAN AND H/A COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE SELECT AATR I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... my love of the breed started in college, watching the horses in pasture at the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center. The Cal Poly horses would appear on campus at events in native dress, and their regal beauty and athleticism have always enchanted me. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my first Arabian, CP Fashionstar (Roxie), who was purchased after watching the Cal Poly Sunday show. Roxie not only introduced me to the Arabian breed, she introduced me to a world I never knew existed. She has, and always will be, the reason I ride. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 3 1/2 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... a central source of information and education for newcomers. Being new, learning the ropes has been a challenge. Why do I wear a velvet cap with a bow? AAOTR stands for what exactly? Education is the key to making our industry flourish. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... seem to come from Scottsdale. In 2014, I won reserve champion in a select class with my

new country horse. I was so proud of Zsach! To this day, he is one of my favorite horses to show. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when my headdress came undone and started flapping in the wind in my favorite class—native costume—and on my 16.2 Half-Arabian who stands out in the crowd. I looked like Sally Field in The Flying Nun! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I run 5-6 half marathons per year, and I’m training for my first full marathon in March of next year. I have to be able to keep up with the horses! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... scuba diving, travel, and wine tasting. I find wine to be at its best after a long day at the horse show!

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KRISTINE NOLAN CHESTNUTHILL ARABIANS SHOWING IN: HUNTER AND HALTER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... Arabian horses give me confidence. I have always been shy and quiet, but Arabians have helped me come out of my shell over the years. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... Dotty Riley. When I was a little girl, I spent many hours visiting with Mrs. Riley. She shared countless funny stories and her love of Arabian horses with me, and the rest is history! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 9 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the rivalry between the main ring and the sport horse ring. Having shown in both for many years, I think both main ring horses and sport horses are equally important and talented. We should come together to support our breed instead of being divided. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... earning my first top ten with Miss Congeniality PE+++//.

RACHEL PEST RBC SHOW HORSES SHOWING IN: HUNTER PLEASURE The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my mom. She loved horses growing up and she shared her passion with me. She took me to a local farm when I was eight years old for a trail ride and I haven’t stopped riding since. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … over 20 years.

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My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... losing both of my stirrups at the hand gallop during a competitive hunter JOTR class at East Coast several years ago. I thought for sure that I was going to fall off ! I managed to go reserve, but even the ring steward said, “Nice save!” Most would be surprised to know about me ... that although I look very young, I’m actually 21 years old! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... studying English, scrapbooking, and hanging out with friends and family.


My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I don’t know if I have just one moment. I think overall, my favorite part is watching other riders from the barn show and cheering them on. RBC has such a great “team” feel and I love being part of a barn with such a strong support system. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... unfortunately for me, there are too many to pick just one!

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am actually very shy. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... the outdoors, going to country concerts and hanging out with my friends.

ROBIN PORTER COLONIAL WOOD TRAINING CENTER/ ROOKER TRAINING STABLE SHOWING IN: WESTERN AND ENGLISH PLEASURE I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I love everything about the Arabian horse and what they have to offer. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my mother. She was a small time breeder/exhibitor and loved the Arabian horse. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree! I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … as long as I can remember. My parents were involved way before I came into this world. I started really showing and getting involved at the age of nine. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to get more people involved in the industry. I remember as a kid, how big the shows were and wish we could figure out how to regain that level again. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... will always be my first U.S. National championship. My mother was there to see me and cheer me on. Unfortunately, it would be the only one she would ever see as she passed away the next day.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was when I had a lovely dismount last year at U.S. Nationals. Luckily, I wasn’t hurt, but was definitely embarrassed. Most would be surprised to know about me ... I don’t think I am very surprising! Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy … traveling with my husband, shooting and playing at the lake.

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PAUL REECE VICTORIA CROSS FARM AND KRICHKE TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN STALLION BREEDING AAOTH I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I married into a family of Arabian breeders and quickly fell in love with the elegant broodmares, the precious foals, the impressive stallions, and the thrill of the shows. My life forever changed. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my wife, Nikole. In early 2011 (for my birthday), she gave me an unborn foal out of her best mare, VC Couture. That filly was my first horse and went on to go Top Ten Supreme Yearling Filly at the Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 7 years.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I was handling a friend’s new colt during a dinner party recently when the colt decided to take off on a dead run, straight for the pond. The only way to avoid an unpleasant bath was to become a human anchor in the dirt. At least he stayed clean.

If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... I’ve adopted a motto in recent years, “Do it less, but do it bigger.” I believe the industry would benefit by having less regional shows, which would promote greater numbers of entries. Have eight instead of 18, and watch the excitement build.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I’m a 4th grade teacher; my wife and I lead a young adults ministry at our church; I could live on sour patch kids, chocolate chip cookies, and Arabian Horse Times. Also, June of this year was my first time in the show ring and I’ve performed in Les Miserables.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... it’s a toss-up. My fondest moments with Arabians happens each spring when I hold the precious foals and watch them investigate the new world. However, I really enjoyed beating Hope Krichke in a halter class this past summer. :)

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... summers off on the farm with Nikole, working with my students, art and photography, singing and performing in the theatre, coaching and playing soccer in the community, hunting with my dad and family, and Investing in others and watching them grow. Continued on page 129AA ...

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Mi-Tiffany by MARY KIRKMAN There have been outstanding western pleasure horses ever since Arabian horse shows came of age in the 1950s and ’60s. A glance through the list of winners of the U.S. National Championship in western pleasure open tells a lot of the story; from the old days, names like Khemosabi still sound familiar, and from the mid-1980s on, when national champions were allowed to compete again for the title, a short list of multiple winners emerges. Quavado (1987-1988), C A Hermoso (1998 and 2001) and Zefyr (2013 and 2014, stay tuned) all have worn the garland of roses twice. But there is one horse who has accomplished even more. Her name was Mi-Tiffany, and she set a standard so high that videos of her are used in judging seminars today. The story of Mi-Tiffany is a special one. It wasn’t just the mare who created her hard-to-follow legacy; nearly everyone who knew her says that a key ingredient was her partnership with her longtime trainer, Stanley White Jr. “She had a personality unlike any others,” White says today, and his voice softens noticeably, as it often does, when he speaks of her. “I’ve been fortunate in my life; I’ve had three horses look me in the eye, and she was the first. You know how they say, ‘If one could talk’? That would have been her. She kind of whispered.” Mi-Tiffany first came to his attention in 1989. She’d been started by Josh Quintus, who to this day remains proud of being the one to spot her potential, and he rode her to a top ten at Scottsdale before selling her to a client of Kevin McBride’s. It was later that year, at the U.S. Nationals in Albuquerque,

that White got a glimpse of her when she showed in the western pleasure junior horse preliminary. He thought she was the clear winner, but the judges ignored her. He remembers that afternoon as if it were yesterday. He met McBride at the out-gate, asked if the mare was for sale (she was), and then took one of the shortest test rides in history before writing a check on behalf of clients Shirley and Stacey Ford. From that day in Albuquerque, White Rock Farms would be Mi-Tiffany’s home; after showing for four years under the Fords’ ownership, she was purchased by White and his wife, Kathy. “She just had a feel to her,” he says. “If you can imagine a cat that jumps out of a tree or off a roof, and they hit the ground and their claws go in—every step that she took was as surefooted as any horse I’ve ever ridden. The biggest thing with Mi-Tiffany was her motion. Her gaits were as true as true can be. The rule book called for ground-covering gaits, and she did that in every gait and was happy to do it.” He started her in the bridle right away, and six weeks later took her to the Houston Christmas Show, which she won. The next year, they entered their first U.S. National Championship in western pleasure, and won. The following year, it was the same story, except that they added the Canadian National Championship as well. In 1993, Kathy White took Mi-Tiffany amateur, and the result was yet another U.S. National Championship in western pleasure, this time AAOTR. And in 1994, with White back in the saddle, Mi-Tiffany again was named U.S. and Canadian National Champion.

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More to the point: she did it all with a form so impressive that today, either identified or not, she remains an often-used image in educational judges’ seminars. Passing It On: The Progeny Competition is not everything, however. Another signal of greatness is a horse’s ability to transmit its talent to offspring. The only complaint about Mi-Tiffany was that she was a problem breeder (not to mention that due to her show career, breeding her was much delayed). In years of trying, she produced only two foals, but in each case, she knocked it out of the park. The first was a 1996 filly named Mi Maria, by U.S. and Canadian National Champion Stallion Kharben, who was also Canadian National Champion in hunter pleasure. Mi Maria carried her dam’s tradition into the third generation of White horsemen; Stanley III showed her to the U.S. National Reserve Championship in western pleasure junior horse before she was sold for an amateur career, where she collected two Canadian National Championships in western pleasure AAOTR, one U.S. National Reserve, and a championship at Scottsdale. She, too, has bred on; her first foal, WR Amazing Tradition, was 2007 U.S. National Champion in the western pleasure futurity and shows successfully at the national level today in amateur competition.

Citizen Fame, 2009 U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure, with Stanley White Jr..

Mi-Tiffany’s other foal, a 1998 colt by Amazing Fame V, was Citizen Fame, who won the 2009 open U.S. National Championship with Stan White Jr., following a tri-color in the AAOTR 36-54 with Kathy White the year before. Where It Came From: The Pedigree It’s true that Mi-Tiffany’s sire, the *Bask son Mi-Tee, and dam, Sunn Bask Star, are not that well known now, but each offered an admirable heritage. And it’s true that fans of western pleasure today might find their bloodlines unusual, although the presence of Khemosabi and Bay Abi (twice) offers an aura of history and western talent. But all that *Bask, for western pleasure? As people who were around at the time will point out, *Bask, who is better known for his English influence, actually sired quite a few good western horses. And Stan White Jr. found that aspect of her pedigree attractive for another reason as well. “I’m old school,” he says. “When I’m looking for a western horse, I’m looking for one that would make a pretty good English horse. I want that knee; I want them athletic enough to bend that leg and pick that knee up, because boy, is that pretty when you go to hand gallop. And she did it the best.”

Mi Maria, 2007 Canadian National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 18-39, with Lindsay Rinehart.

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Overall, the pedigree yielded a horse whose style has stood the test of time. “She was one of the first to show with a drape,” White notes, “but her face


Mi-Tiffany, 1994 U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Pleasure, with Stanley White Jr..

was always vertical and her poll was like the rule book called for (between the horn and the top of the withers). She’d have shaken that ear at me if I’d tried to change any of that—but I didn’t want to change it!”

Other than that, he says, she was straightforward. “You show her how to do something, give her a chance to learn it and get physically able to do it, and it was set in stone. She was one of the most willing horses I’ve ever had.”

“That ear” is an introduction to Mi-Tiffany the horse. The individual. The one who whispered to Stan White Jr.

Has there ever been anyone else quite like her for White? “She’s number one,” he reflects. “I’ve had a couple that have gotten close … but they didn’t have that whisper.”

The One And Only Mi-Tiffany For White, Mi-Tiffany had just as much personality as she had show ring expertise. “If she was having a bad day, or if I did something a little wrong or asked for something she wasn’t sure about, she would shake her right ear at me,” he grins. “She’d flick that ear at me two times, like, ‘that’s enough of that; I don’t want you doing that,’ or ‘I don’t understand.’”

Mi-Tiffany died at the Whites’ White Rock Farms in 2010 at the age of 24. Looking back, White smiles. “She was kind of once-in-a-lifetime,” he says, “and every horse I’ve had since her I’ve tried to make just like her. If she could have sat in the truck, I’d have had her ride up front with me.” n

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MAURENE SAMUELSON SILVER LANE TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... a friend of mine was an Arabian horse trainer in Omaha, Nebraska. I bought a horse from the owner of the barn who raised Arabians. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Diane Underwood who got me involved. Because of her, I purchased my first Arabian horse from Jensen Arabians, JKS Berklee Boy. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 25 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the cost of showing for the new generations. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... has been my friend and horse trainer, Vickey Bowman, who found me a new horse and then proceeded to win U.S. Nationals unanimously in the Arabian Open Hunter in 2012. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... is when I asked Vickey Bowman if

she would take me on as a new client. She asked me, “Do you have a horse?” When I told her no, she just looked at me and smiled her devilish grin. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a railroader—35 years of running train traffic. I am also a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my ranch with my husband Michael. We raise Black Angus and bucking stock.

ABBIE SCHWARZ CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: ARABIAN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE JUNIOR HORSE (TRAINER IS RIDING) The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my first horse Sadazzy, who had me hooked with Arabians. She carted me around as a child and tolerated my many mistakes. True to chestnut mare form, she did buck me off once. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 25 years this Christmas. I was given an Arabian from Santa in 1990. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was watching Red Tape in Louisville Volume 46, No. 4 | 129AA


as a 10-year-old girl. I have many more wonderful memories from my childhood and now new memories with my children. My 30-year-old Arabian gelding giving pony rides at my daughter’s first birthday is a new, great one.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my family—my greatest joy. I enjoy CrossFit, fishing with my husband, cooking, and spending time with good friends.

JANICE SCOTT SILVER LANE TRAINING SHOWING IN: COUNTRY PLEASURE AND SHOW HACK I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... they are beautiful, spirited creatures—eye candy in the horse world! The Arabian horse is simply a wonderful animal; wonderful to watch and fun to ride. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was my dad, many, many years ago, who owned two Arabians. He didn’t ride them, he just wanted them—the original pasture ornaments! Though I fell in love with those Arabian horses way back then when I was a little girl and the feeling never left me, I didn’t start riding until my 30’s. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … long enough to see many trends in show clothes change. Day coats were “in,” “out,” and back “in!” No bling, to all bling. It’s always fun to see what is trending! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to continue to educate and encourage judges to judge the class in front of them according to the rule books. I think that would level the playing field more than anything else we could do. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was watching Afires Heir warming up in Scottsdale in the early morning sunrise—that’s an

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incredible silhouette! … watching a true hand gallup in the western open classes … enjoying the feeling when a rider is truly surprised and excited with winning a class. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... is having to be lead out of a class. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I like to fly fish. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my family. My husband and I have five kids and ten grandchildren. They keep us busy and young! We all ski and gather together often at our place in Big Sky. What fun we have when all 21 of us are together! I am so blessed.


CHASE STEER ROOKER TRAINING STABLE SHOWING IN: H/A PARK AND H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their versatility; they excel in every division they are introduced to! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... my mother, Rita’s, unwavering support for my love of animals has been incredible. Without her, I wouldn’t be here competing at Nationals! Our mutual love of horses has kept us especially close; I’m very fortunate to have her in my life. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 15 years. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... I always love how supportive the community is; no matter if you’ve had a bad go or the ride of a lifetime, I’ve always felt that the Arabian horse industry rides every step with you.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... a while back, I fell off at the Region 7 Egg & Spoon challenge. I tacked my horse up hastily and forgot to tighten my cinch. Halfway through the class, my saddle slipped off and I ate it. I can still hear the roar of the crowd. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that my guilty pleasure is napping. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... cooking, reading, researching, hanging out with my pets and traveling.

DARCY STEWART CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER AND ARABIAN ENGLISH AAOTR MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I received my first horse, Angel, at age four. She was an Arabian and I was instantly hooked. I can’t imagine owning anything else. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... I would have to say Angel, as far as horses. People, that’s much more difficult. I started out doing everything on my own simply because of financial restraints. Countless kind and generous people have helped me along the way. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … since I was 4. I will leave it at that. A very long time! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the massive “fragmentation.” I wish

all disciplines were at one national show and it was more difficult to qualify. Make it an honor to simply be there. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... ironically, when my new horse was terribly injured two years ago. That was the worst experience of my life. But, the support and help and general kindness of so many people was completely overwhelming. Good things do come out of tragedies. Volume 46, No. 4 | 131AA


My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I think I’ll pass on this question! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I absolutely love Canadian Geese. I would love to have one as a pet, but I know they are meant to fly free. We are fortunate to have dozens around our house. I could watch them for hours.

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... running, Oklahoma State Football, OKC Thunder Basketball, working in the yard, and spending time with my nieces and family. Trying very hard to infect them with the “love of horses” disease. I think my retired hunter could be a walk/trot superstar!

ALYSON TOBIN WILSON TRAINING CENTER SHOWING IN: HUNTER PLEASURE AND HALTER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... Arabian horses are the most majestic, intelligent, athletic and challenging breed of horses. There is a special excitement and fun in owning an Arabian horse. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... would be my parents. Actually, I have to thank my grandfather as well, who who took me on my first pony ride and I was hooked on horses since then. My first trainer was Ray Zoercher, who started my family with Arabian horses. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 45 years. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to think long and hard about the current allowable breeding practices. Artificial insemination has killed the need for the local breeder with a good stallion. The very idea that any mare should be allowed to have three babies a year is preposterous. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... would be and has always been, showing my own horses that my family and I bred ourselves.

BECKY VELTEMA

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I’ll never tell ... what happens at the horse show, stays at the horse show. Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a Nurse Practitioner for the General, Vascular and Thoracic service at a Veterans Hospital. Recently, I was promoted to a new and upcoming way of medicine, called Tele Health Medicine, via video conferencing with other VA Hospitals. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... going to Las Vegas once a year, and I love to line dance and two step.

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be a Half-Arabian mare, Seven Star Okie. After walk/ trotting on my pony, I took over “Okie” at age five. For Christmas 1974, I received the most beautiful horse ever … a purebred Arabian Gelding “Zippo.”

I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... one of the first horses my parents bought happened to

The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... were my parents who found

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Arabians so beautiful, and thru a local club (only a few miles from our farm), “The Arabian Riders” introduced us to the family that we would buy Zippo from, and we went on to win hundreds of blue ribbons. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 45 years now. The versatility of riding western, English, trail riding, etc. made them the horse to do it all. I could always take home the High Point Trophy over less versatile breeds. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the lack of luster in our national shows. I remember being in awe, spectating at nationals in the 80s-2000. I qualified to compete, but chose not to allocate the funds to show then, and it didn’t matter! It was so grand just to watch! My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... was showing as an 8-year-old at a Class A show in Traverse City, MI in open English pleasure. Showing against all the trainers, I came out the winner! I was also chosen to represent the Arabian horse in native costume at the Pontiac, MI, Silver Dome at 9 years old. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... was back in the 70s when we dyed my straw western hats to match my outfit. In the pouring down rain, my pretty red hat ran red paint all over my face during my class. It took forever to get it off. We always showed … rain or shine, no matter what!

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I began running my own business at the age of 11. My dad (an insurance salesman) trained local horses on the side. When asked to take ponies, he offered my services when I was 9, and I soon began training and teaching lessons—an entrepreneur by grade 7. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... scuba diving, skiing, biking, boating, travel adventures of all kinds, charities and fine wine. I am most excited about a scholarship/grant that I am establishing for young entrepreneurs in honor of my dad, James “Tim” DeRegnaucourt.

KATIE WALTHER STEWART PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: H/A WESTERN PLEASURE AAOTR 36-54 I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... it was actually by accident. When I met my soon-to-be husband Robb Walther, he was showing reiners and he got me into it. At the time, I had a Quarter Horse. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is my husband, Robb Walther.

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I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 19 years.

My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... are a few too many and none that I want to share!

If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... that we as a breed need to be more welcoming to newcomers. Our shows need to be more spectator friendly. Scottsdale does a great job attracting spectators; other shows need to follow their model. We need to welcome potential new enthusiasts.

Most would be surprised to know about me ... that while I have lived in Oregon, specifically Portland, most of my life, I have a bridge phobia. Imagine with all the rivers and bridges we have; it’s a challenge.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... has been so many. Just going to a big show such as Scottsdale and U.S. and seeing friends you only see twice a year and picking up right where you left off—I love it!

Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... my time with my husband, my family, our dogs and going to our beach house on the central Oregon Coast. The ocean has always been my bliss. That is the one place where I completely relax and let down.

BETH WEATHERFORD ROHARA ARABIANS SHOWING IN: H/A ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 40 & OVER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... of their willingness, versatility, beauty and intelligence. I love the fact that they are smarter than most people! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... is easily Jack Thomas. I have known him since I was a child renting horses from his father at the VFW barn in Hartselle, Alabama. Jackson was training horses for some local doctors and I was hooked. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry for … 45 years or so, but who’s counting? Wait, how can that be, I am not even that old! If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... the attitude that has become more about winning, less about enjoyment and accomplishment. Don’t misunderstand me, I love competition, but it is more than about winning a blue ribbon. I would rather lose to a great horse than win a one-horse class. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is when one of my sons was named U.S. National Champion English Pleasure 13 & Under and his twin brother was named U.S. Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Stock/Hunter Mare.

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My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... there are so many to choose from: my side saddle skirt falling off at Region 14 or my bun falling off at Canadian Nationals where I proceeded to throw it into center ring. John Rannenberg was judging and thought someone had thrown a baked potato at him! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I am a doctor in real life, and that I don’t play one on TV. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... pretty much everything that involves being outside (the beach, skiing on water or snow, tennis), animals (dogs, cats, chickens, goats, donkeys, horses, wildlife), food, drink, dance and Alabama football—ROLL TIDE ROLL!


PEGGY WEEMS STEWART PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: ARABIAN ENGLISH, WESTERN TRAIL AND ARABIAN HUNTER PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I love their personality and the way they connect with their people. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was when I was still a toddler, my Dad, Lew Russell, bred his mare to an Arabian stallion. He gave the resulting filly, which he trained, to me when I was four years old. Cleo was my friend and companion for the 35 years of her life. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry ‌ at the regional or national level since the 80s. My first national top ten was in 1987. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... to consolidate the regions. Too many of our regional shows have conflicting dates and are hurting each other. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... it is hard to top the feeling of that first U.S. Nationals win. In 1999 I won the AAOTR show hack with a horse who lived (and still lives) in my backyard.

A close second would be my years on the AHA Board, because of getting to know wonderful folks. My most embarrassing moment with an Arabian horse or in the community ... I have successfully forgotten most of those! Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I taught college level Computer Science for over 20 years. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... downhill skiing and scuba diving.

DENISE WRAY CLANTON PERFORMANCE HORSES SHOWING IN: COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE AAOTR 55 & OVER I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... I love the beauty, intelligence, and spirit of the Arabian horse. And, just as importantly, I find the people involved with Arabians to be of a similar nature. My barn family and horse community friends are awesome! The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was inherited from my grandpa and fostered by my dad. Growing up, I rode every breed imaginable except an Arabian. I was introduced to

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Arabs in the early 80s by a friend who took me to see Cass Ole. I was hooked. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry since … 1994. It is my fondest hope to stay deeply involved for the rest of my life. I’m never happier than when riding in a show ring. If I could change one thing about the Arabian horse industry, it would be ... although I have no answers, I would like to see showing be more affordable, hoping that would increase the number of horses in the ring. I miss the days of a 15-horse country class at the A level.

My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... is not just one single moment, but every time I enter a show ring, momentarily, tears come to my eyes. I am so very thankful for the opportunity to ride and enjoy the feeling only a show ring gives me. Beyond the Arabian horse industry ... Jim and I are avid sailors, each of us with a national title. We love to travel and had the pleasure of visiting several countries. Our latest love is a small camping trailer in which we intend to see the U.S.

JOELLE WRIGHT GARLANDS SHOWING IN: ARABIAN AND H/A WESTERN PLEASURE SELECT AND H/A MATURITY I chose to be involved with Arabian horses because ... the first horse we bought was an Arabian and from there I fell in love with the breed. The most instrumental person/horse who got me involved with the Arabian ... was Rich Gold of Malden Bridge, New York. He showed our first Arabian and has been influential in every aspect of my horsemanship and career in the equine industry including my own farm and breeding operation. I have been involved in the Arabian horse industry … in terms of Arabians since 1993, but involved with horses basically all my life. My fondest moment with the Arabian horse or Arabian horse community ... has been taking my show horses on trail rides. There have been many, many, miles put on our horses outside of the show ring and they have enjoyed every moment, including myself.

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Most would be surprised to know about me ... that I work every single day here on our farm; every aspect of it I am involved with on a daily basis from feeding, cleaning stalls, grooming, and foaling out the mares, to mowing, etc. And I was a volunteer EMT for many years on our local ambulance. Beyond the Arabian horse industry, I enjoy ... nature, reading, spending time with my husband, and taking our Labs swimming. n


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CANADA’S ROYAL AGRICULTURAL WINTER FAIR WELCOMES ARABIANS by MARY KIRKMAN

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In terms of promotional value for the Arabian breed, few venues can deliver what Canada’s Royal Agricultural Winter Fair can. More than 320,000 visitors pack Toronto’s Exhibition Place to experience “the Royal,” which features more than 6,000 animals in a dazzling array of livestock and equine exhibits.

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Scheduled for November 6-15 this year, the event’s horse show is its crown jewel. In the ring will be international show jumpers, dressage specialists, hunters, Hackney ponies, road horses and ponies, draft horse hitches, four-in-hand coaches, a rodeo, Cavallo Equestrian Arts, and for the first time in more than 20 years, two Arabian costume classes, scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights, November 13-14. “The Royal Winter Fair is a sell-out crowd every night,” notes Allan Ehrlick, who is on the Horse Show Committee and was part of the effort (which also included Freedman Saddlery’s David Freedman and AHT’s Lara Ames) to put Arabians front and center. “We want to open the eyes of the public to how exciting Arabians can be, how colorful and traditional.” The classes are for purebreds and Half-Arabians combined, and this year are by invitation only to ensure quality.

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In addition to the spotlight time in the ring, Arabians will also be a part of the weekend’s “The Spirit of the Horse” exhibition, managed by the Ontario Equestrian Foundation, where breeds and disciplines are on display. It, too, attracts thousands of visitors daily, most with demonstrated equine interest. Currently, plans call for eight show horses to appear at the Royal, but Ehrlick says that if an additional horse is recruited, one of the international riders—in full regalia and introduced to the crowd—will be invited to ride in one of the Arabian classes to further create interest. Sponsorship of $5,000, to cover prize money in both the classes and defray some of the costs, is being organized by Lollie and Lara Ames. The Winter Fair will provide horse owners with stalls, shavings and seats in the arena at no cost. (While seating for day classes is free, paid admission is required for the evening competition.)

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Rohara’s John Rannenberg, who has attended the Royal Winter Fair in the past as a spectator, has been booked to judge the Arabian classes. “The Royal is like no other show anywhere,” he reports. “It is geared toward entertaining the spectators. They fill that coliseum, and the classes run to a set schedule. It is elegant and it has tradition—when they present the trophy, they roll out the red carpet, they blow the horns, and the officials come out in red coats. Unfortunately, you have to look hard to find anything like that anymore.” Not only that, but the nightly dress code is evening attire: fancy for women, black or white tie for men. The facility offers five sit-down restaurants, from those with chandeliers and white table cloths to a brew pub, and after hours, night clubs keep the action going.

“The Royal Winter Fair is pretty special,” nods Ehrlick. “I think the Arabians will be terrific there. They’ll have the crowd screaming and yelling for them.”

“People have a great time,” Rannenberg says. “There’s such tradition and pageantry—there is a special feeling of passion and energy. It will be an honor to judge, and it will be fun.”

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Things You Don’t Know About … Donna Hentges

1. The first horse I ever rode or handled was … a Half-Saddlebred/Half-Arabian that belonged to a high school classmate. It was instant love. I spent every weekend at my friend’s house so that we could ride.

2. My happiest moment with a horse was … standing center ring next to my stallion First Cyte when he was named U.S. National Champion Stallion.

3. The first ribbon I ever won was … a fifth place in a hunter class with my friend’s Saddlebred/Arab cross. I thought I’d never seen anything as beautiful as that ribbon (and I still have it)!

4. My first influence in the horse industry was … Lenita Perroy, once I became

serious about Arabians. I read everything I could about her breeding program, met her in person and learned even more. We are friends to this day.

5. The first breed of horse involved with was … Saddlebred/Arabian cross, and after that, it was nothing but Arabians.

6. The age I got involved with horses was … after my high school introduction to

horses, I moved on to college, employment, marriage and a daughter. Horses were moved to the back burner. As Managing Partner of an International Company, there was frequent travel and long days of work. But it all paid off, because in 1995, Greymoor Farm was established. Shortly after that, several halter horses were purchased and I began to experience the thrill of showing those horses. By the time First Cyte was purchased in 1997, I was completely hooked.

7. The first thing I do when I get to the barn is … walk down the stall aisles and greet everyone by name. They all “talk” when they hear me at the door and I can tell most of them by their whinny.

8. The last thing I do when I leave the barn is … check the night lights, stall locks and say goodnight to each of them. 9. The greatest horse I’ve ever ridden is … has to be that Saddlebred/Arab cross. She was not easy to ride and she taught me so much. 10. The most gratifying part of my job is … running this farm which is my job now. The most gratifying part of that is living on the same property as my horses, handling them every day and watching them in the pastures. 

11. My favorite restaurant is … any place with great pasta. 12. My favorite non-horse hobby is … reading. 13. My favorite genre of movie is … any adventure movie or good television mini-series. 14. When someone asks me, why Arabians, I say … nothing … I just smile. 15. My favorite division to show in is … halter. 16. In my free time, I like to … what’s free time? 17. Horses have taught me … patience, forgiveness, tolerance and joy. They’ve also taught me to shut and lock gates, watch where I’m walking and expect the unexpected.

18. My top vacation spot is … my farm. 19. Few foods make me happier than … pasta. 20. Without horses, I would be … a lot richer than I am, but not as happy. 21. The piece of tack or equipment that I can’t live without is … body brush. 22. My childhood dream job was … cowgirl. 23. My favorite breeding bloodline is … Bask. 24. My biggest pet peeve is … people that ask me a lot of questions.

25. The most influential person in my life is … my Dad. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of him. He taught me to be tough and honest and fair. Those values have served me well throughout my life.

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EVG Ellie Mae & Allan Ehrlick 2015 Canadian Nationals

Champion H/A Regular Working Hunter Champion H/A Regular Working Hunter ATR Reserve Champion Regular Working Hunter AAOTR Reserve Champion Hunt Seat Equitation Over Obstacles Top Ten H/A Hunter Hack

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2015

CANADIAN

National Championship Show by CHRISTY EGAN

For the 58th year, Arabian horses from America headed north and crossed the Canadian border to compete at The Royal Red Canadian National Championships, which is somewhat amusing since the show also began in 1958. After five years of exhibiting at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba, the event seems quite content in its new “digs.” This year an additional day was added so the show started on Sunday, August 15th and ran through Saturday evening, the 22nd. Almost exactly 700 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses competed in 203 classes. The Canadian National Championships is the most diverse of all the North American Arabian National shows with horses competing in all manner of ‘main ring’ competition, as well as sport horse, jumping, dressage, reining and trail. Exhibitors too, run the gamut from children to youth, amateur and professional competitors.

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he largest classes at the 2015 Canadian National Championships were Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over and Western Pleasure AATR 40& Over, closely followed by several hunter pleasure classes. The entire 11 judge roster was well received. All hailed from America and included Gary Dearth, Carmelle Rooker, Lisa Jo White, Terry Holmes, John Power, Richard Wright, Gail Hoff-Carmona, Susan Ashe, Leo Fourre, Ann Judge and Bill Melendez. In recent years, the number of Canadian competitors at this usually American dominated show has increased, leading to friendly across-the-border rivalry. One of the best Canadian-owned winners at this year’s show was a tall, grey 10-year-old Half-Arabian mare named Shake It Up Baby. Owned by Antonio and Tamara Alves and ridden by their daughter Natalie, “Stella” took home four national championships and a reserve, in show hack, country English and side saddle, while recovering from a colic that nearly claimed her life last March. Shake It Up Baby and Natalie Alves, multiple national champions.

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“It was 4 am at home when we discovered ‘Stella’ had colic,” Natalie says. “The surgery was text book and the recovery included 90 days of stall rest, so I have only been riding her again for a short time. We started slowly, but her attitude is great and she’s been excited to get back under saddle.” Natalie starts the University Of Fraser Valley in Graphics and Communications near her home in Mission, British Columbia this fall. In the halter arena, Michael Byatt showed the Canadian National Champion Stallion, Polidoro FC (DA Valentino x Abha Palma) for Stuart and Sue Larsen, the Canadian National Champion Mare, GC Le Marais (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) and the Yearling National Champion Colt, Hey Man Al Shahania (Marwan Al Shaqab x HED Caramba) for Al Shahania. He also presented the Yearling National

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Champion Filly, Del Adora (ZT Marwteyn x GS Seasons Of Love), owned by himself and Joey Canda. “Polidoro FC has only been shown six times,” Michael Byatt notes. “Knowing his dam Abha Palma, I knew it was best to take it slowly. He’s been a U.S. National Champion twice and reserve once. He looks and behaves like his dam, he is thoughtful, happy, joyful, and energetic. The Canadian National Champion Mare, GC Le Marais, is one of three full siblings, the most famous being Aria Impresario. She is a very feminine and refined version of Impresario, and an amazing show horse. All three siblings are now national champions. It was a first show experience for both Del Adora and Hey Man Al Shahania. I waited with Hey Man because he is a late June baby. One of the Canadian National judges, Gary Dearth, gave him a ‘20’ for quality. Though young, he is absolutely beautiful and already thinks like a show horse; very self-assured. The filly, Del Adora, is by my stallion, with a great dam line. Everything you would expect from her national champion pedigree.” Michael went

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Paul Heiman

The Arabian Industry’s Oldest Active Horse Show Competitor Paul Heiman was at Canadian Nationals this year. He is 89 and undoubtedly the oldest person in our industry actively exhibiting horses. He started riding at 63. “I took lessons and I really enjoyed it,” Paul says. “I’ve been doing it for 25 years now. It gives me purpose and encourages me to take care of myself, exercise and eat right. I recommend the lifestyle. I have horses at home in Mason, Ohio, and each year in April they go over to Matt Siemon’s and we start showing again.” Paul’s father escaped the Concentration Camps in Germany, got a visa and came to America in 1940. “One of the lucky ones,” says Paul soberly. At this year’s Canadian Nationals, Paul took top tens in Country English AAOTR 40 & Over and Country Driving ATD with his horse CL Berry Supreme, while Matt Siemon garnered reserve roses with the horse in the country pleasure driving open. Paul has been showing ‘Berry’ for 15 years. Paul’s Half-Arabian, Baske Is A Genius, was twice 2015 Canadian Reserve National Champion, once with Paul at the lines in the H/A Pleasure Driving ATD and once with Matt in the open. Paul shows no signs of slowing down. When asked, he just shrugs and laughs. “God willing, I will just keep on doing it.”

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on to speak enthusiastically about the positive, nurturing environment put forth by exhibitors and management at the Canadian Nationals. In the western, the open classes were deep and difficult as expected. The breed’s finest trainers and performances appear in this division. Winner of the Western Pleasure Championship, unanimously, was Josh Quintus and the (now) 5-time National Western Pleasure Champion, Onyx A. Onyx A’s full sister Omnia A also made an appearance in the championship and finished in the top half of the top ten with J T Keller. Joe Reser showed Monaco Jullyen V to the win in the Western Pleasure Junior Horse. “Monaco was reserve in the junior class here last year,” Joe says. “He also won the Western Pleasure AAOTR 40 & Over, the largest class of the show here, with his owner Leslie Sommer.” Among other

wins, Joe took home roses in the Half-Arabian western open with Ima Rockin N Rollin. The English division was a notch above this year, due in part to the appearance of Oak Haven Arabians and horses presented by Jason Krohn and his team. Jason rode Brimstone B to country English champion and the horse was also Country English AAOTR 40 & Over Champion with owner Jennifer Schwing. “He’s a great horse,” Jason said. “His amateur class was Thursday. The country open A/B section was Saturday afternoon and the finals were the first class Saturday night. I couldn’t leave much on the table in the qualifier, but I wondered what would happen in the finals. He came into the show ring Saturday night and the place lit up. The crowd loved him and he knew it. He gave me everything.” Jason also won the National Champion Country Pleasure Junior

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Horse with OH Dancing On Heir and the Half-Arabian country with James Brown. “James Brown isn’t the easiest horse,” Jason smiles. “He has to feel good and that means fit; super fit. I give enormous credit to my assistants— outstanding professionals who go the extra mile and turn out exceptional show horses.” Throughout the final Saturday evening at Canadian Nationals, there was a mood of pleasant, underlying camaraderie in the Keystone Centre. When trainer Jim Lowe rode SF Stonewoods N Cook in the HalfArabian English Pleasure Championship, his trainer friends gathered two deep on the rail to cheer. “I tore the cartilage in my ribs when I fell from a horse at Youth Nationals in July and for a month I couldn’t sneeze

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without hurting,” Jim admits. “I’ve been riding very little. That last day in Canada it was better. SF Stonewoods N Cook has been like a big kid; talented, awkward, growing slowly better. This past year he’s also been showing in show hack and it’s really helped his stride in the English. That Saturday night ride was the best I’ve had personally in ten years. The horse is finally strong enough and I just directed his energy. He was game and perfect. My friends were yelling, the horse knew it was for us and he responded, getting better with every stride.” Unanimous in the class, the crowd erupted when Jim Lowe and SF Stonewoods N Cook made their victory pass. Laughter and contented smiles were everywhere. It was both a perfect summation and a perfect ending to a great national show. n


Arabian Stallion Champion POLIDORO FC (DA Valentino x Abha Palma), shown by Michael Byatt for owners Stuart and Sue Larsen.

Arabian Mare Champion GC LE MARAIS (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica), shown by Michael Byatt for owner Al Shahania Stud.

Arabian English Pleasure Champion ROL DIVINE STYLE (Afire Bey V x IXL Miss Firefly), ridden by Leah Beth Golladay for owner Delsan Arabian LLC.

Arabian Country English Pleasure Champion BRIMSTONE B (Afire Bey V x JR Claudette), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Jennifer Schwing.

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Arabian Park Horse Champion DEFYING GRAVITY RGS (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella), ridden by John Ryan for owner Cheryl Doran.

Arabian Western Pleasure Champion ONYX A (Sundance Kid V x Aliage SSA), ridden by Josh Quintus for owners Richard, Gail and Anne Whitaker.

Arabian Hunter Pleasure Champion KLINT BLACK (Desperado V x Windsong Bey), ridden by Wendy Shelton for owners Flois and Cindy Burrow.

H/A Mare Saddle/Pleasure Champion WS CENTER STAGE (AA Apollo Bey x Stage Fright), shown by Kim Morgan for owners Herbert and Karen Meites.

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H/A Gelding Saddle/Pleasure Champion ALL REVVVED UP (Baske Afire x El Milagro’s California Capers), shown by owner Peter Rasmussen.

H/A Gelding Stock/Hunter Champion SDR HOT COMMODITY (Afire Bey V x Sultan’s Spirited Rose), shown by Austin Colangelo for owner Shelley Gomavitz.

H/A English Pleasure Champion SF STONEWOODS N COOK (SF Specs Shocwave x Doubletrees Lady Of Intrigue), ridden by James Lowe for owner Nancy O’Reilly.

H/A Country English Pleasure Champion JAMES BROWN (Mamage x Watch My Success), ridden by Jason Krohn for owner Lindsay O’Reilly French.

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H/A Park Horse Champion GSF ALEJANDRO (VCP Magnifire x Ginger’s Dance), ridden by Matthew Siemon for owner Bill Castro.

H/A Hunter Pleasure Champion EC CAUSE TO CELEBRATE (A Noble Cause x EC Brass Motion), ridden by Wendy Potts for owners Debra and Maggie McCarthy.

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H/A Western Pleasure Champion IMA ROCKIN N ROLLIN (Poco Van Star Two x Kickin N Screamin), ridden by Joe Reser for owners Susan and Brian Wheeler.


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AHASC Fall Ar abian Horse Show

by Catherine Cole-Ferandelli

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n the years following World War II, Southern California was truly a land of opportunity. The climate was wonderfully Mediterranean and temperate. Land was still reasonable to acquire and amply available. Businesses were acquiring momentum. The promise of success was inviting to those who came seeking the good life. Arabian horses were few then in Southern California, but growing in numbers, especially with the establishment in 1944 of the Arabian Horse Association of Southern California (AHASC). The original members (including founder Joanna Phillips, Frank and Helen McCoy and many others) realized the need for a horse show to compete, collaborate and just enjoy plain fun, while exhibiting their exotic Arabian horses. Thus, in 1946, the first annual AHASC Fall Arabian Show made its debut. After early years of being held at the Santa Anita and La CanadaFlintridge show grounds, the show re-located to Santa Barbara—a venue offering ocean breezes in a beautiful, early California-style setting. Seventy-one years later, the show continues this same tradition every Labor Day weekend at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara.

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The AHASC Fall Arabian Show is the longest, continuously running Arabian horse show in the United States. What is the draw of this show and how does it continue to bring trainers, breeders and exhibitors back to Santa Barbara during a hectic holiday weekend?

as open and amateur competitions. Each of these classes offers the opportunity to win purse money and one of the same silver buckles for champion, reserve and the subsequent placing horses. The show is also a great “last minute” qualifier show for U.S. Nationals, as well as Youth Nationals, Region One, and the Pacific Slope Championships.

Trainer Chris Culbreth probably says it best as he recalls his first Bill and Mary Ann AHASC Fall Show. “In Hughes have been 1980 I was eighteen involved with the years old and had just AHASC Fall Arabian started working for Bill Show for forty-five and Mary Ann Hughes. years, “Nearly as long Bill always wore the as we’ve been married!” coolest silver belt buckle laughs Mary Ann. stating, 1979 Champion “Dedicated show staff, Western Pleasure sponsorships, and Maturity Horse. Then continued support of and there, I strived to Khemosabi with Bert Husband and his mother, winner of the 1968 Santa Barbara, CA, Yearling class. trainers and exhibitors win one of those silver coming from California buckles! I made it my and other nearby states keep our show alive, vibrant goal, and did so, in the late 80s—one of my first big and fun. Every year we feature a Saturday ice accomplishments as a young Arabian horse trainer.” cream social which has been sponsored by Drake Farms for the last several years. We promote the Chris continues, “Through the years with the Performance Futurity/Maturity classes with the Hughes, other trainers, and then going out on my highly sought after ball caps, sponsored of late by own, I’ve used the AHASC Fall Arabian Show EVA’s Dr. Greg Byrne. Sunday afternoon brings our as the premiere event to bring out our young annual BBQ lunch, again courtesy of sponsorships. performance horses. In fact, my wife Michelle and We all love to come to Santa Barbara every year I became engaged at this show! We have returned with its attractions, but it is nice to be able to every year, even though some years back we reprovide camaraderie here at this very busy horse located to Scottsdale, Ariz. By the end of every show with these annual events.” summer, we are ready for a seaside destination, meeting and competing with our same show friends Held September 4-6, this year, the AHASC we’ve known for literally decades.” Fall Arabian Show is steeped in tradition, yet enjoys changing trends. Mary Ann is especially While the AHASC Fall Show started out as a impressed by the trail horse division of the show, “regular” horse show featuring the versatility of the saying, “In recent years, our trail horse classes have Arabian horse, it later developed as a top venue dramatically advanced in numbers. We do offer the for debuting young horses. Starting out with just a performance futurity and maturity classes for the few futurity and maturity classes, the show today young trail horses, but what really impresses us is features forty three different futurity, maturity, and the number of ‘old pros,’ both equine and human, senior maturity performance classes for purebreds that come to prepare for October’s U.S. Nationals. and Half-Arabians. These classes are further offered

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Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Senior Maturity EVG MONTEGO (Pershahn El Jamaal x EVG Tangwystl), ridden by Kit Hall for Evergreen Arabians LLC.

Champion Arabian Western Pleasure Maturity ATR BEY BELLOSARIO (Aria Impresario x Atall Bey), ridden by owner Ann Whitley.

Champion Country English Pleasure Maturity ATR AFIRES GUNS NROSES (Afire Bey V x HL Glitter NGold), ridden by Elizabeth Haven for West Haven Arabians LLC.

Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Maturity Open PANDORA WP (Cavalli x Psyches Princess), ridden by Cari Thompson for Willms Arabians.

This year, we had 181 trail horse ‘goes.’ We believe this to be the largest number of trail horse ‘goes’ of any Arabian horse show anywhere. It is very impressive, indeed.” Both Mary Ann and Chris acknowledge the reality of smaller numbers in recent years for the AHASC Fall Arabian Show, but remain optimistic for this horse show’s future. Chris explains, “We are all aware of the smaller annual breeding numbers. Depending on who to talk to, the numbers are down anywhere from 80%-90% from the highest years during the

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late 1970s and 80s. Still, the AHASC Fall Arabian Show numbers are down far less, about 60%. This clearly illustrates the importance of having a West Coast venue to feature and introduce our top young performance horses, many of whom go on the following month to win at U.S. Nationals. The show committee remains strong and committed. The trainers, exhibitors and breeders love to come to Santa Barbara at the end of a long, hot summer. With all this combined, we and our trainer peers certainly plan to keep this event on our show schedule now and for the future.” n


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In Memoriam Donald Eastman Murphy, Sr. (1932-2015)

LBA Lode Star (1989-2015)

Long-time Arabian horse owner and breeder Donald Eastman Murphy, Sr., passed away at his home in Fowlerville, Mich., July 15th. Murphy bred Voltaire FM (Da Vinci FM x HL Infactuation), a Reserve Champion Scottsdale Signature Stallion Two-Year-Old Colt and U.S. National Top Ten Stallion that was an eighth generation bred Arabian from Murphy’s own breeding operation, Shadowood Farm, which he began in 1969. Don also owned Yahya Matuk, the maternal grandsire of Da Vinci FM, and a 1980 Canadian National Top Ten Stallion, as well as Matuk’s sire, Heritage Elegant, a three-time top ten stallion. “He loved the breed, the shows, and especially the halter classes. His enthusiasm and salesmanship brought excitement into everything he was involved in,” says his daughter, Cathy Murphy-Economy. Murphy married the late Barbara Murphy, who was a Large R Arabian judge, in 1953, and was a father to five children, all of whom have owned Arabian horses and have been active in the Arabian horse industry, including Cathy, Arabian Horse Association judge, trainer and breeder, and owner of Full Moon Arabians, which bred Da Vinci FM. “He also was a top salesman at Allstate Insurance and was with the company for over 35 years,” shares Cathy. “He traveled worldwide with my mom when judging and sales trips he won while at Allstate.” Don is survived by his children Don, Kim, Cathy, and Kelly; nine grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara, and his son, Scott.

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LBA Lode Star was one of a kind. Holder of a recordbreaking seven United States National top ten stallion awards and another top ten in western pleasure performance, LBA Lode Star was a complete Arabian horse. With a deep intelligence and willing attitude, he was a favorite of all who knew him. He never failed to give his all. Breeder Dick Adams appreciated Lode Star from the time he was foaled. “In the Arabian horse world of ‘beauty or function,’ there is the occasional real star: the triple threat! One that can dramatically ‘cross over’ from the beauty of championship halter, to the magnificence of championship performance and then excel in the trials of the breeding barn. The Arabian breed lost one of its most versatile stallions with the death of LBA Lode Star.” But, as accomplished as his show record is, he made even more of an impact as a sire. LBA Lode Star is a leading purebred sire of Half-Arabian champions, crossing successfully with mares from many different breeds. He has also sired scores of purebred champions in a variety of disciplines, including halter, western performance, dressage, hunter, English performance and many more. A son of the legendary Fame VF, Lode Star carried an additional line to Bay El Bey through his dam, the Barbary daughter LBA Anastasia. Trainer Brett Becker remembers him fondly, “Lode Star was a super horse and I was lucky to know him for 17 years. He was just outstanding; a gentle giant and so easy to be around. He was a great sire with fantastic foals. Lode Star was loved by everyone who was ever around him, and we really miss him.”


In Memoriam Dick Adams shares that sentiment, “I will always be grateful to Bill Porcher and Brett Becker for LBA Lode Star’s many western pleasure wins, and Brett and Marge Becker and Mike and Nicci Waldschmidt, for the loving home they gave him in his last eight years.” Foaled in 1989, LBA Lode Star graced the Arabian world for 26 years before he passed away earlier this year.

Sshameless++ (1992-2015) The 16-hand grey Arabian stallion achieved more than most in his lifetime: four reserve national championships and two additional top tens in halter and western pleasure; AHA Horse of the Year, his likeness became a Breyer horse model in 2013; the United States Equestrian Federation’s Arabian Performance Stallion of 2014; a two-year run on the Cox Cable television program “The Beauty of The Arabian Horse,” which aired in Scottsdale and a national satellite channel, and he produced 66 foals who have won an impressive 16 national championships, 9 reserve national championships, and 94 additional top tens in nearly every division outside of working western. But what made him most special is how he connected with people, especially kids who were dealing with abuse or a crisis. From “meet ‘n greets” with thousands of children of all ages at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show to community outreach events like Cowboy Christmas that works with at-risk kids, people were drawn to and comforted by Sshameless (Fame VF x Armira). While at the 2009 Scottsdale Show, Sshameless and his owner, Lisa Shover of Sky Ranch Arabians in Scottsdale Ariz., were walking around the show grounds when suddenly they were swarmed by spectators and exhibitors wanting to touch him, wanting photos, and wanting their children to see this beautiful white Arabian up close.

“That’s when I witnessed the most amazing moment,” says Shover. “Sshame reached out and with his muzzle, gently touched a shy four-year-old girl who was hiding behind her mother. He coaxed her to him and made a life-long friend. When I returned to the barn, I told my husband Jerry, I did not know what the show ring would hold for us, but I had just witnessed Sshameless’ true calling—to be my partner in non-profit work with women, children, and families.” Shover continues, “He was meant to be part of the healing process for children coming out of crises and in need of a gentle soul in their lives.” If that wasn’t enough to prove his Arabian legend status, in 2010 at the age of 18, Sshameless and Shover became the only team to ever win a performance national title and a halter national title at the same U.S. Nationals competition. It should also be noted that this achievement was captured with an amateur rider and handler. “His greatest legacy is bringing these amazing people into my life and into my heart; to be there when he no longer could,” Shover said. Sshameless, who was trained by Chris Culbreth in Scottsdale, Ariz., also was featured in Horse & Rider and Horse Talk publications, and presented the flag at the 2011-2015 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Shows.

Ashhal Al Rayyan (1996-2015) Ashhal Al Rayyan has proven to be truly one of the great ones. Born into Arabian horse royalty at Al Rayyan Stud and owned by the stud throughout his life, Ashhal was near perfect and one of the most beautiful straight Egyptian stallions to ever grace the planet. He had a deeply Volume 46, No. 4 | 199AA


In Memoriam devoted following, who appreciated him for the rare treasure that he was. Carefully line bred to Ansata Halim Shah, Ashhal Al Rayyan’s lineage hearkens back to the original Ansata pedigrees, which were like written works of art. Ashhal’s strong Ansata foundation was aided by the contributions of Dr. Nagel and Sheikh Abdulaziz to create a pre potent pool of perfection that worked equally well on straight Egyptians and mares from diverse bloodlines.

Ashhal Al Rayyan’s blood will carry on. He was a stallion who will always influence the outcome of a breeding that he sits behind in a positive way. Like other greats before him, there is so much to say about Ashhal Al Rayyan that a book could be written. And maybe it will be.

Judita Amore BPA+/ (2007-2015)

Ashhal Al Rayyan did not follow a typical path to fame. He had a short, brilliant show career, including winning the titles of Qatar National Champion Colt and International Junior Champion Colt, and Qatar National and International Champion Stallion. Changes within the Stud resulted in Ashhal having limited opportunities to pass on his brilliance. He made the most of the chances he got, siring a high percentage of national and international winners. His son Insh Allah (x India), won the coveted title of 2003 World Junior Champion Colt in Paris. The Ashhal daughter Nadrah Al Rayyan (x Ansata Nefer Isis), swept the 2005 International Junior Filly Championships at Qatar, Sharjah and Dubai; and recently, his daughter Darine Al Rayyan (x Aisha, by Ansata Halim Shah), was the Silver Champion Mare at the Egyptian Event Europe in Lanaken, Belgium. Athenaa, out of the Saskia RJ daughter Ass Windi, is one of Ashhal Al Rayyans’s biggest winners, earing many prestigious titles including: European Champion Mare, Qatar International Show Senior Gold Champion, and Menton Champion Mare, with other big wins in the United States. She was reserve champion at an early Arabian Breeders World Cup in Las Vegas and champion mare at the Egyptian Event in Lexington, KY. It is not only in the show rings that Ashhal Al Rayyan’s influence is felt through his children. The daughters of Ashhal are widely coveted by great breeders throughout Europe and the Middle East and are the dams of the future for programs such as Al Nasser and Al Rayyan. Remal Al Nasser (x Aliah Al Nasser) is the dam of the gorgeous Rihab Al Nasser, by Marwan Al Shaqab. Rihab in turn has produced the captivating Bshair Al Nasser by WH Justice. 200AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

Katherine Rich and Tyler Elzig purchased the chestnut Half-Arabian mare in December 2011 as a 4-year-old junior horse prospect for Katherine. But this mare was proving to be a challenge not just for the 2012 U.S. Nationals, but beyond. “We quickly learned how much she despised humans,” Katherine says. “Even the simplest of tasks like grooming or blanketing would set her off in a spat of kicking, biting or stepping on you—and sometimes all three at once. Under saddle she could buck harder and rear higher than any horse I’ve ever had. She was basically dangerous 80 to 90 percent of the time.” But Katherine and Tyler were determined to get her to trust them. “We never got after her for that behavior, we just worked around it,” Katherine says. “She got a big reward for doing something right—including carrots and beer. My husband would give her a sip of his beer and she loved it.”


In Memoriam Headway was made slowly and by June she was the Regional Champion Half-Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse—and beat the reigning Scottsdale champion. She also won her mare halter class. Katherine and Tyler agreed to have a junior handler show Judita (Afire Bey V x Bella Amora BPA) at Youth Nationals that year—and she was shown to her first of five national championships—including three additional national championships in halter at U.S. Nationals the same year. Judita won an additional four national top tens, five regional championships and two regional reserve championships in mare breeding, mare breeding saddle, English pleasure and country English pleasure. “She was always up for the adventure and loved to be made pretty,” Katherine says. “But she wasn’t just a show horse, she was a member of our family. She was our once-in-a-lifetime horse. Not because of the trophies she won, but because of her larger-than-life personality. The bond we shared was woven deeper than I thought imaginable.”

Kijan El Jullyen V+/ (2007-2015) The bay Arabian stallion ( Jullyen El Jamaal x La Kijan) owned by Debra Schmelz of Hudson, Wisc., was Canadian National Champion Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse and two-time U.S. National Champion Hunter Pleasure—as a junior and maturity horse. “At the 2012 U.S. Nationals, we were all packed up and ready to go home with just this last class to go. When Kijan and I were named reserve champion, I was thrilled and shocked all at the same time. I drove home nearly the entire trip with my mouth open, trying to figure out whether that just happened,” said then owner Jenna Ball, head trainer at Westridge Farms in Wisc.

Schmelz, a Westridge client, was offered the opportunity to purchase Kijan after she was looking for a horse that she and her daughter could ride and show. “He was beautiful, gentle and kind,” Schmelz said, “and really liked to have his face rubbed and behind his ears as well.” Her most memorable moment with Kijan was at the Region 11 show when, to avoid being cutoff in the practice arena, she and Kijan executed a flawless lead change and another trainer commented how awesome it was. “He always took care of his rider,” Schmelz said. “He was a genuine and gentle soul. So much in fact, that he—being a stallion even—would let three little girls climb all over him bareback while laying down in his stall,” Jenna said. “He really helped get me started in my career, and he will forever hold a special place in my heart.” In addition to his national champion and reserve titles, Kijan earned an additional five national top tens in hunter pleasure and Arabian stallion breeding.

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Tax Deductions For Advertising And Promotional Expenses by John Alan Cohan ~ Attorney At Law Advertising and promotional expenses are usually deductible along with other ordinary and necessary expenses in horse and livestock activities operated as a business. Traditional print ads in magazines can be expensive, and must be repeated in order to be effective. Other modes of advertising, such as on the internet or word of mouth advertising, as well as participation in horse shows, are important as well.    In some cases, a horse or livestock activity can be used to promote a separate business or professional activity. The idea is to link one’s separate business with the horse or livestock activity. Your business name will get exposure at various horse events, for instance, and this can be an effective way of reaching out to potential customers.   The most famous illustration of this is the AnheuserBusch Company’s use of beautiful Clydesdale parade horses in Budweiser commercials and at horse shows. Another example was a Tax Court case in which the owner of a locksmith business claimed advertising deductions for his costs of maintaining Mardi Gras parade horses. He lost in Tax Court, however, because his business name was not displayed on banners carried by his parade horses, and it was therefore hard to see how there was an advertising linkage to his business.   The classic case on this point is Rodgers Dairy Co. v. Commissioner (14 T.C. 66). Rodgers Dairy Company owned a chain of restaurants in Pittsburgh. The company purchased two Russian wolfhounds and kept them in a kennel at the rear of its headquarters, and claimed the costs as advertising deductions. The company claimed that the dogs attracted the attention of passersby, and enhanced the public image of the restaurant chain. The company also bought several show horses, also for advertising purposes.   The horses were always shown by professional trainers. The company made sure its logo and blue and white 202AA | A R A BI A N HOR SE T I MES

color scheme that it used on its storefronts and on trucks, were used in the decoration of the stables, equipment and vehicles at the horse shows. Signs were put in front of the stables disclosing that the company owned the horses; and horse show programs listed the company as owner of the horses. The horses won numerous ribbons and cups that were displayed on the walls of the company’s offices. Some of the horses were later sold at substantial profits, and stud fees were collected as well. The company deducted the expenses of maintaining, training and transporting the horses, as well as depreciation, and the costs of the two Russian wolfhounds. The IRS argued that the company purchased the animals primarily for the personal pleasure of the company’s principal shareholder.    The company convinced the Tax Court that the sponsorship efforts helped attract new customers to its restaurant chain. The court ruled that the company acquired the animals for advertising purposes, that the costs involved were reasonable, and that the company was entitled to claim the costs as advertising deductions.   This type of advertising expense is unusual, but proper so long as there is some straightforward advertising linkage to your trade or profession. The IRS will seek to argue that these payments are motivated primarily as a way of funding your favorite pastime. It is also important to keep a record of new clients or contacts that were generated from the promotional efforts for one’s business or promotional practice. This type of advertising can be used in addition to more traditional advertising such as print ads, internet ads, and word-of-mouth efforts.  John Alan Cohan is an attorney who serves the horse, livestock and farming industries. He can be reached at: 310-278-0203, or email, johnalancohan@aol.com. www.JohnAlanCohan.com. ■


Calendar Of Events Items for the calendar are run FREE of charge on a space-available basis. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. MAIL notices to Arabian Horse Times, Attention: Charlene Deyle, P.O. Box 69, Jordan, MN 55352; phone 612-816-3018 or e-mail: charlenedahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

October 17-18, 2015, Region 9 2-Day 60-Mile Competitive Trail Ride Championship, Decatur, TX. Contact: Cheryl Edmondson, 940-453-0910.

SHOWS

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.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

November 27-29, 2015, Salon du Cheval, Paris World Championships. Contact:

en.salon-cheval.com

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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 210AA | 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 | 211AA


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