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QR Marc x Magnums Angel JD+

Scottdale 3-Year-Old Colts

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Cover Story: JJ Bellagio … The Future Of Gemini Acres by Theresa Cardamone

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AEPA Cover: Next Up In The IXL Noble Express Generation by Anne Stratton

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The Arabian English Performance Association … Eleven Years Strong And Ever Evolving by Catherine Cole Ferandelli

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Leaders Of The AEPA

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2016 U.S. And Canadian National Purebred Leading Sires

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Proudly Presenting Our New AHA President … Meet Nancy Harvey by Catherine Cole Ferandelli

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Select Show Horses … A Lesson In Patience, Humility, Adaptability by Kara Larson

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The ARHA Futurity Classic … Showcasing Reining’s Best And Sizing Up The Action For 2017 by Sue Adams

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Scottsdale And ARBC Reining Futurity Leaders

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Leaders Of The Times: From Florida With Love … Pat Dempsey’s Beloveds Farm by Theresa Cardamone

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Professional To Amateur: Doreen Andersen

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The New Frontier: Advanced Techniques In Equine Reproduction by Dr. Mario Zerlotti

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Turning A Tragedy Into A Positive Force For The Future by Anne Stratton

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Comments From The Publisher

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Faces & Places

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Calendar Of Events

176

Looking Ahead

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Index Of Advertisers

JJ

F E A T U R I N G

BELLAGIO

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JJ Bellagio (Magnum Psyche x Joyeuse NY), owned by Gemini Acres Equine LLC. Ar abian Horse Times | 4 | Volume 47, No. 7


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Stallion Power! 2016 Champions Equator and Monther Al Nasser, available for breeding in USA 2017. Equator - by QR Marc ex Ekliptyka by Ekstern Owned and Bred by Michalow State Stud. Leased by Aljassimya Farm. Monther Al Nasser by Ansata Hejazi ex Aliah Al Nasser by Imperial Mahzeer Owned by Aljassimya Farm. For USA breedings Contact, Bart: (US) + 1 805 450 1377 bart@aljassimyafarm.com | www.aljassimyafarm.com Ar abian Horse Times | 5 | Volume 47, No. 7


Comments From The Publisher Publisher Lara Ames Managing Editor Charlene Deyle Advertising Account Executive Tony Bergren Multimedia Director and Photojournalist Riyan Rivero Contributing Editor Theresa Cardamone Contributing Writer Anne Stratton Production Manager Jody Thompson Senior Designer Marketing Director Wayne Anderson Art Director IT Support Specialist Tony Ferguson Print & Web Design/Support Melissa Pasicznyk Sales Assistant Maria Burger AHT Abroad Representative Mieke Opsteyn Office Manager/ Accounts Payable Sara Thomas Accounts Receivable Deb Trebesch

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First Things First—It Starts With Breeding We all talk about what this breed needs to grow, and in today’s world, there are a lot of answers. More participants would be nice, as would more publicity about how satisfying it is to own horses and how great the people are in our industry. And more prize money would always be appreciated. But there is one thing that has to be prioritized above everything, and that is the Arabians themselves. This time I’m not saying just that we treat them right and value them, although that is, really, transcendent. I’m speaking in practical terms: if we don’t have horses, we have nothing. If we don’t have horses to enjoy (whether it’s in the show ring, on the race track, in endurance, on the trail, or simply as pasture companions), we have nothing. Without our breeders, we are nowhere as a breed or a community. As we go into 2017, I’d like to ask that we all consider who supplies our horses. Our breeders are our bedrock, and these days, there are too few of them. Large breeders are rare, and even with them, “large” is not as big as it once was. Just as importantly, small breeders are becoming nonexistent. It’s almost as if we all head off to the barn secure and happy that we have a horse, just assuming that there always will be Arabians out there for us. But that’s not how it is. Do we need more breeders? Yes, we do. But how can we expect people to continue putting their time, thought and money into breeding horses when often there is not a lot of return on it? As everyone knows, not every foal becomes a superstar, and while you can make significant money now and then, that’s not guaranteed and often not the case. Breeders usually are those who have a passion for Arabians. Making it easier to break even or average a little profit—no guarantees, just improve the odds—would be very helpful. I believe we need to give more recognition to this very, very important segment of our industry. We need to provide not just a nod of thanks, but actual incentives to those who breed Arabians. Why? Because we need them. Desperately.

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DS Mick Jagger has an incredible percentage of National winning get and is the perfect outcross for your Afire Bey V daughters and grand-daughters. His offspring have been amateur-friendly. Congratulations

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PUREBRED ARABIANS SOCIAL LIGHT - 2008 bay mare (Vegaz x Starr Llight by Reign On) Country/English Pleasure CSP GOSSIP GIRL - 2009 bay mare (Vegaz x La Pistola by Matoi) English Pleasure CSP GOOD LUCK CHARM - 2009 bay mare (Vegaz x Mats Fancy by Zodiac Matador+) English Pleasure EF MOONSHINE - 2009 grey stallion (Vegaz x Tainted Luv by A Temptation) Country English Pleasure KARMA GIRL - 2009 bay mare (Baske Afire x Ames Deja Vu by Brass) Country/English Pleasure 2016 Region 11 Champion English Pleasure Open CSP ACE OF SPADZ - 2010 bay gelding (Vegaz x JJ Sioux Hope by MC Sir Hope) Big Time Hunter Pleasure CSP HALO - 2011 bay stallion (HS Justatemptation x CSP Angel by DS Mick Jagger) Country English Pleasure CSP POKER FACE - 2011 grey stallion (Vegaz x Mats Fancy by Zodiac Matador+) Hunter Pleasure / Maturity Prospect MD MAH-JONG - 2011 chestnut stallion (Vegaz x MD China Toi by Matoi) Country English / Maturity Prospect CSP Gossip Girl HALF-ARABIANS LA ORLANDA - 2006 grey mare (Apollopalooza x Winsdown Bethlehem Steel) Country English Pleasure CSP START ME UP - 2010 bay gelding (DS Mick Jagger x Worthy’s Take a Bow) Country English / Maturity Prospect

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COVER STORY:

JJ BELLAGIO … THE FUTURE OF GEMINI ACRES by THERESA CARDAMONE

T

he heart of Gemini Acres Equine is the uniquely collaborative partnership that Jim and Sally Bedeker fostered when they joined forces several years

ago with longtime client Scot Mason and his son Taylor. Between them, they have created an ownership group with a combined 70+ years of experience breeding Arabian horses. While each brings an individual perspective to decision making, they share a common vision of the ideal Arabian and what they need to do within their program to try to attain that perfection. Although there have been many fantastic horses that have passed through their collective hands, it is JJ Bellagio who stands in the spotlight as the next step in the Gemini Acres breeding program. He was foaled in 2007, a chestnut son of the magnificent

LUCIUS GA

JJ Bellagio x Duchess of Marwan

Magnum Psyche and the RSC Carhif daughter, Joyeuse NY. Per General Manager Taylor Mason, it is with JJ Bellagio that the Gemini Acres team has discovered what may prove to be the golden cross for their collection of homebred Da Vinci FM daughters. And judging by recent show results of Bellagio’s offspring, he is producing high quality daughters who can be bred to Da Vinci in the future. “We are featuring JJ Bellagio as our cover horse because he has exceeded our expectations as a sire and we want to celebrate him,” Taylor explained. “Even though he has been bred relatively lightly to date, the extremely high quality of his progeny is truly exceptional.” “JJ Bellagio has an open book to a limited number of outside mares in 2017, and we feel it is important to let the public know what he has achieved,” Taylor continued. “Our show string is the proof of that production. 2016 was

BELLA DUCHESSA GA

JJ Bellagio x Duchess of Marwan


the first year that Gemini Acres came full circle to showing our own horses that we bred ourselves. In 2017, nine of the 12 horses we will be taking to Scottsdale are sired by Bellagio. He sired both the Gold Champion Weanling Colt (Lucius GA) and the Silver Champion Weanling Filly (Bella Duchessa GA) at the 2016 Arabian National Breeder Finals, full siblings from Duchess of Marwan. But what excites us most is how JJ Bellagio crosses with Da Vinci mares.” Gemini took three purebred Arabians to the 2016 United States Nationals … all sired by JJ Bellagio, and all out of Da Vinci daughters. The results speak for themselves. Exquisite GA, from the Da Vinci daughter Cinderella By Davinci, was

EXQUISITE GA

JJ Bellagio x Cinderella by DaVinci

SATIN DOLL GA

JJ Bellagio x Goddess of DaVinci

named the U.S. Reserve National Champion Yearling Filly. The Da Vinci mare Dark Angel GA produced D Angelo, who was named U.S. Top Ten Junior Stallion, and Goddess of Da Vinci gave the Top Ten Futurity Filly, Satin Doll GA. With such uniformly excellent results, there is no doubt that JJ Bellagio is well on his way to cementing his legacy. For Jim, Sally, Scot, and Taylor, the art of breeding is the ultimate satisfaction … the creativity of planning, the anticipation of waiting eleven months to see the results, the joy of witnessing the miracle of birth and the culmination of years of effort. JJ Bellagio has proven, beyond a doubt, that their faith in him was well placed. Now, it is up to other discriminating breeders to seize the opportunity to secure one of his breedings for their own programs, lest they be left out in the cold! Chances are, when the results are announced at the most important shows in 2017, a high percentage of the winners will be sired JJ Bellagio.


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ARIANNA CS

LUDJINA

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MIRAGE MTC

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OM EL ERODITE

JJ Bellagio x Duchess of Marwan 2013 Bay Arabian Mare

EKS Alihandro x Om El Excella 2016 Grey Arabian Mare

Bred by Chris Barter/Scot Mason Consigned by Gemini Equine

Bred & Consigned by Om El Arab

EMBRYO COLLECTION One embryo from each National Champion Mare RH Triana Honey’s Delight RB MD Hibat Allah

JAMAICA NA

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JIULIANA BR

FA El Rasheem x Jiuliza E 2016 Bay Arabian Mare Bred & Consigned by El Rasheem Group

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LEADING SIRE OF A E PA C H A M P I O N S

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi) U.S. National Champion Park Horse U.S. National Top Ten Stallion

Owned by Maroon Fire Arabians | Standing at Shea Stables | 810.329.6392

www.AfireBeyV.com


OWNED BY DR. NANCY O’REILLY | AMAZING HORSE WOMAN LLC 2013 BLACK STALLION | STANDING AT LOWE SHOW HORSE CENTRE CONTACT JIM LOWE | SOMIS, CA | 805.444.8583


SIRED BY MAMAGE ( BY ZODIAC MATADOR) OUT OF PSI LOVE U (BY ALLIENCE)

ALL THE RIGHT PARTS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION


Next Up In The

ixl Noble Express

Generation

by Anne Stratton

It’s very likely that if Maroon Fire Arabians’ IXL Noble Express had been standing at stud next to any stallion other than Afire Bey V, he would have dominated conversation. For one thing, he is that rare bird in the modern era: he’s scored at the highest level of performance (the 2006 U.S. National Champion in Park) and halter (as a 2007 U.S. National Top Ten Stallion). For another, in a 13-year career at stud, he has sired some of the industry’s most exciting show horses. At the close of 2016, Noble Express has sired 37 sons and daughters who have won national or national reserve championships—for example, such multi-national champions as Expressly Bella, SA Gisele, A Noble Cause and more. Most of the offspring specialize in English, but overall, they have scored in eight divisions, and cumulatively, they account for 100 national championship

and reserve titles. In addition to the 37 national champions and reserves, Noble Express’s list of top tens is significant and still growing: 100 individuals have scored 466 top ten awards. That kind of success has translated to prize money as well. One son, Brave And Noble, has won the most money available in AEPA competition ($40,000), and another, Noble Ffyre, has seen historic and monetary success as well. The only one to have won both a Yearling Futurity In-Hand and AEPA $100,000 Futurity, Noble Ffyre has earned $36,000 in prize money. Noble Express ranks near the top of the AEPA lists of Leading Sires by Number of Winners, Points, and Payout (a whopping $219,000)— knockout credentials for any sire, and of the 26 AEPA competitions since 2007, IXL Noble Express has sired the most champions (seven) thus far.

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As importantly, he has offered broodmares that have produced great show horses as well, such as Noble Aphroditie, dam of multi-national champion (among other titles, 2016 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure) Heirs Noble Love, by Afires Heir. Even with that kind of success, however, Tim and Marty Shea, who stand Noble Express for the Linigers, look to the future—both for themselves and for the Maroon Fire program. In 2017, they will be offering two new IXL Noble Express sons at stud. Inception, owned and bred by Maroon Fire, is now 4. Out of the Afire Bey V daughter Bonita Afire (x Bacharah, by Barbary), he is currently with trainer Joel Kiesner and targeted to debut in English pleasure. “He is bay, with beautiful markings,” Marty Shea reports. “He has a high, airy trot; he’s shown extraordinary ability off of all fours, and he has one of those old-fashioned flagging tails as he goes. And, importantly to us, he has a great, high-set-on neck. We’re breeding some of our best mares to him.” Inception’s pedigree offers a double punch of English talent, as Bonita Afire is a full sister to U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Junior Horse Brandie Afire. Bonita’s daughter, Inception’s full sister Noble Bacharah, was U.S. National Top Ten in the 2016 AEPA AHT $100,000 Arabian Futurity, as well as 2013 AEPA Yearling Futurity Champion, a title also won by Inception’s brother Noble Baccarat in 2010. The other colt, Tim and Marty Shea’s black 3-year-old, The Finest, is out of Afire And Finesse (Afire Bey V x Brassmis, by Brass), a full sister to fourtime U.S. National Champion Afires Heir. “He’s very high necked and short backed,” Shea notes. “He’s a very pretty, pretty colt, and if he comes along as we expect, we’ll start developing him after Christmas [due to his late birth]. He’s shown excellent English ability and carriage.” The Finest’s pedigree reflects additional crosses of the MHR Nobility and *Bask influence found in Noble Express’s heritage. At Shea Stables and Maroon Fire Arabians, IXL Noble Express is still a superstar, but like Afire Bey V before him, his legacy is now job one. “Noble Express is 19,” Shea observes, “so we have Inception and The Finest in the wings. These two colts have a major contribution to make. “In addition, of course, we’ll be looking for something to complement the Huck and *Bask lines,” she adds. “We’re working on the next step forward for everybody.” n

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AFIRES SPELLBOUND (Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda) • 2013 PB Bay Gelding • AEPA Nominated Full brother to Nat’l Champions Afires Royalty+/ and Afires Style & Regional Champion Harry Trotter. AFIRES SPELLBOUND

AFIRES IMAGE

AFIRES IMAGE (Afire Bey V x LBC Nobelinda) • 2014 PB Bay Colt • AEPA Nominated Full brother to Nat’l Champions Afires Royalty+/ and Afires Style & Regional Champion Harry Trotter. AFTER ALL SS (SF Aftershoc x A Hint Of Nutmeg) • 2015 HA Chestnut Gelding • AEPA Nominated Sired by 2 time Reserve U.S. Nat’l Champion English, SF Aftershoc Out of A Hint Of Nutmeg (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ursa Major). Ursa Major is the dam of World Champion, Heavenly Thunder.

AFTER ALL SS

NOBLE BLOSSOM COLT

NOBLE BLOSSOM 2016 COLT (Afire Bey V x Noble Blossom) • 2016 PB Bay Colt • AEPA Nominated Dam is full sister to U.S. Nat’l Top Ten English Futurity, Noble Bliss. Grand dam Brandie Afire is U.S. Nat’l Top Ten English Pl Jr Horse & Buckeye Champion. BONITA AFIRE 2016 FILLY (IXL Noble Express+ x Bonita Afire) • 2016 PB Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Dam is full sister to Nat’l Top Tens Bolder Afire+ and Bosco Afire. Filly is full sister to Canadian Nat’l Top Ten Country English Jr Horse, Noble Ballet.

BONITA AFIRE FILLY

SHE’S A CHROME DIVA COLT

SHE’S A CHROME DIVA 2016 COLT (IXL Noble Express+ x She’s A Chrome Diva) • 2016 HA Bay Colt • AEPA Nominated Sire is Nat’l Champion Park & Top Ten Halter Stallion. Dam is an elegant Saddlebred mare. NICOLETTE AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Her Nobility) • 2013 PB Bay Mare • AEPA Nominated Dam is full sister to multi-Nat’l Champion MHR Nobility. Nicolette Afire is a full sister to Nat’l Champion Afires Noblest

NICOLETTE AFIRE

MACKINAW EXPRESS

MACKINAW EXPRESS (IXL Noble Express+ x Brassmis) • 2013 PB Bay Stallion • AEPA Nominated Half-brother to Nat’l Champions Afires Heir, Fire and Brass and Afire Storrm++/. Full brother to Nat’l Champions Noblemis and Too Brassi NOBLE FX (IXL Noble Express+ x Foxy Afire) • 2013 PB Bay Stallion • AEPA Nominated Full brother to 2014 U.S. Nat’l Champion AEPA English $100,000 Winner, Noble Ffyre and to 2015 Youth Nat’l Champion English Pleasure JO 13 & Un, Noble Fantom

NOBLE FX

LBC NOBELINDA FILLY

LBC NOBELINDA 2016 FILLY (Afires Heir x LBC Nobelinda) • 2016 PB Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Filly is 3/4 sister to Nat’l Champions Afires Royalty+/ and Afires Style & Regional Champion, Harry Trotter CAPRICIOUS DGL 2016 COLT (IXL Noble Express x Capricious DGL) • 2016 PB Bay Colt • AEPA Nominated The dam of Capricious DGL (Brave And Noble), Chamorrita Afire, was a U.S. Top Ten English Pleas Jr Horse and produced three National Champions. Capricious DGL is a full sister to Cheyene DGL, Canadian Top Ten Country English Amateur.

CAPRICIOUS DGL COLT

MA NOBELLA FILLY

MA NOBELLA 2016 FILLY (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella) • 2016 PB Bay Filly • AEPA Nominated MA Nobella (MHR Nobility) is the dam of 10 time National Champion Park, English Pleas Open and Amateur, Defying Gravity RGS+// and three other Nat’l Winners. Grand dam, La Athena, is a U.S. and Can Nat’l Top Ten English Pleas Jr Horse. NOBLE BLITZ 2016 COLT (Afires Heir x Noble Blitz) • 2016 PB Bay Colt • AEPA Nominated Noble Blitz (IXL Noble Express+) is out of Brandie Afire, U.S. Nat’l Top Ten English Pleas Jr Horse and Buckeye Champion. Noble Blitz is a full sister to Noble Bliss, U.S. Nat’l Top Ten English Pleas Futurity.

NOBLE BLITZ COLT

IXL NOBLE EXPRESS, THE LEADING LIVING SIRE OF AEPA WINNERS By both numbers and points


NOBLE REIGN (IXL Noble Express+ x Radiant Fire) • 2011 PB Bay Gelding • AEPA Nominated Noble Reign is full brother to 7 Nat’l Winners including 2x Nat’l Champion Noble Royalty+/ NOBLE REVERENCE (IXL Noble Express+ x Renee Afire) • 2013 PB Bay Stallion • AEPA Nominated Noble Reverence is a full brother to the 2016 Canadian Nat’l Champion English Pleasure Jr Horse, Noble Rendezvous and full brother (in blood) to 2015 Nat’l Champion SA Gisele

NOBLE REIGN

NOBLE REVERENCE

NOBLE REVERIE (IXL Noble Express+ x Radiant Afire) • 2013 PB Bay Gelding • AEPA Nominated Noble Reverie is full brother to 7 Nat’l Winners, including 2x Nat’l Champion Noble Royalty+/ QUINTARA AFIRE 2016 FILLY (Afires Heir x Quintara Afire) • 2016 PB Bay Filly • AEPA Nominated Afires Heir is a multi-Nat’l Champion in English Pleasure, and U.S. Top Ten Jr Horse Quintara Afire is full sister to Nat’l Champion English Pleasure Amateur Afires Quintina+

NOBLE REVERIE

QUINTARA AFIRE FILLY

THE RECIPE 2016 FILLY (Fire And Goldd x The Recipe (ASHA)) • 2016 HA Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Fire And Goldd is a full sibling to multi-National Champion Afires Heir. SPARTACUS AFIRE (Afire Bey V x Rimone GW) • 2013 HA Bay Gelding • AEPA Nominated Full brother to Res Nat’l Champion Afires Secret and 2x Nat’l Champion Divvinci+/, as well as two other Res Nat’l Champions

THE RECIPE FILLY

SPARTACUS AFIRE

STYLISH CONTESSA 2016 FILLY (Fire And Goldd x Stylish Contessa) • 2016 HA Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Stylish Contessa is by Undulata’s Nutcracker out of Stylish Heiress by Harlem’s Valentino. Fire And Goldd is a full sibling to multi-National Champion Afires Heir. SUMMER AFIRE 2016 FILLY (Afires Heir x Summer Afire) • 2016 PB Bay Filly • AEPA Nominated Summer Afire is a full sibling to Nat’l Winners Spartan Afire and Silverado Afire

STYLISH CONTESSA FILLY

SUMMER AFIRE FILLY

NOBLE FURY (IXL Noble Express+ x Foxy Afire) • 2012 PB Chestnut Gelding • AEPA Nominated Full brother to 2014 U.S. Nat’l Champion AEPA English $100,000 Winner, Noble Ffyre and to 2015 Youth Nat’l Champion English Pleas JO 13 & Un, Noble Fantom THE FAIREST (Afire Bey V x JS Noble Affair) • 2012 PB Bay Mare • AEPA Nominated Sired by leading All-Time Arabian Sire of Champions and Nat’l Winners out of a daughter of Nat’l Champion IXL Noble Express

NOBLE FURY

THE FAIREST

SWEET BRAVADA V 2016 FILLY (IXL Noble Express+ x Sweet Bravada V) • 2016 PB Bay Filly • AEPA Nominated Full sister to Brave And Noble, National Champion and Reserve in Country English Pleasure JT/JO. MIS SUPERIOR 2016 FILLY (IXL Noble Express+ x Mis Superior) • 2016 PB Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Mis Superior (Afire Bey V) is a full sister multi-Nat’l Champion Afires Heir, Afire Stormm++/ and Fire And Brass. Mis Superior’s dam, Brassmis has produced 7 Nat’l Winners.

SWEET BRAVADA V FILLY

NUTELLA 2016 FILLY (HA Toskcan Sun+ x Nutella) • 2016 HA Chestnut Filly • AEPA Nominated Nutella is a daughter of Leading Saddlebred Sire, Undulata’s Nutcracker. HA Toskcan Sun+ is 4-time U.S. Nat’l Champion or Res English Pleas Open and Jr Horse.

MAROON FIRE ARABIANS • Dave & Gail Liniger, Owners Contact Shea Stables • Tim & Marty Shea • 810.650.1867 • sheastable@aol.com

NUTELLA FILLY

MIS SUPERIOR FILLY


OUr

CommiTmEnT STAnDS

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Coming

in

2017

from

MARES (Sire x Dam) AFIRES REJOICE (Afire Bey V x Joleen WB) AMHEIRICAN HONEY CMF (Afires Heir x O Suzy Q) ATHENA DB (Khadraj NA x Aphrodite FA) ENCHANTED GLORY CA (Heir To Glory x Machantette) FLEUR DGL (Afires Heir x Felicia Afire) HA SERENATA (Baske Afire x HF Tserenas Song) • 2 foals HEAT WAVE PF (SF Specs Shocwave x Afires Quintina+) JKF WISTFUL (Hucks Heritage V x Wisterija) KACHINA JUELL V (Jullyen El Jamaal x Khantina Girl V) KHRYSTAL AFIRE (Baske Afire x Ghazis Proposal) LOOKIE THEIR BF (Afires Heir x Ames Déjà Vu) MD BASKE EMBERS XX (Baske Afire x Amberr Fyre) MD ROULLETTE (Vegaz x MD Majorette) NATALYA AFIRE (Afire Bey V x MA Nobella) NOBLE RENDEZVOUS (IXL Noble Express+ x Renee Afire) NITE HEIRESS (Afires Heir x Nite Of Apollopalooza) RAMONA CA (IXL Noble Express x Remy DGL) SF STAR CROSSED LOVE (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) SWEET SUMMER HEIR DGL (Afires Heir x Sweet Summer Fire) WILDFIRE LOA (Krewe x Roses On Fire) ABILENE (Majesteit x Navirene) ASSURED (Sir William Robert x Stylish Contessa) GTF MIGHTY APHRODITE (GTF Makers Mark x GTF Radio Romance) HEARTS VICTORY (Periaptor x Dear Heart B.K.O) SAVIRENE B (Majesteit x Navirene) VIRESSA (Marvel x Orissa) WONDERFUL SURPRISE (Giovanni Villani x RWC Metaphor)

Conway Arabians In foal to Coltrane Coltrane Sundance Kid V

Peter and Lori Conway • lori@conwayarabians.com 18080 Cty 2 • Chatfield, MN 5592 • 507-867-2981 • 507-202-4440 • 507-867-0060 barn Trainers: Tom Theisen • 404-304-9955 tommytheisen@yahoo.com • Jennifer Schmitt

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Monticello V Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Khash PGA Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane El Ghazi Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane Coltrane


SUPREME SENSATION SMP

MISS CENTRAL PARK

Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi, by El Ghazi

SUPREME SENSATION SMP (Baskghazi x A Love Supreme) National Reserve Champion Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse

FLAWLESS GHAZI

MISS CENTRAL PARK (Baskghazi x I’m Miss New York) National Reserve Champion H/A Country English Pleasure Futurity FLAWLESS GHAZI (Baskghazi x The Phantom Lady) National Top Ten H/A English Pleasure Futurity BLOCK BUSTER PF (Baskghazi x Afires Quintina) National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure Junior Horse FOREVER N ALWAYS SMP (Baskghazi x Forever N Ever) National Top Ten Arabian Country English Pleasure Futurity

BLOCK BUSTER PF

FOREVER N ALWAYS SMP

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CO N G RAT U L AT I O N S TO 2 0 1 6 U . S . N AT I O N AL W I N N E R S

The

apple

doesn’t fall far from the

Tree

CATCH MY BREATH SMP

RENAISSANCE QUEEN

CATCH MY BREATH SMP (The Renaissance x Being Watched) National Reserve Champion H/A English Pleasure Futurity RENAISSANCE QUEEN (The Renaissance x Queen Afire) National Top Ten Arabian English Pleasure Junior Horse

ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense, by Pro-Fire

OFFERING TALENTED YOUNG PROSPECTS FULL SIBLINGS TO NATIONAL WINNERS

BASKGHAZI & THE RENAISSANCE Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated • Region 12 Spotlight Stallions Scottsdale Signature Stallions WCAHA All Star Futurity • AEPA Enrolled Sires

Lenoir City, TN www.SmokyMountainParkArabians.com

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The Look Of Champions ...

We have what you’re looking for!

Sawyer Tehan & August Engine

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Congratulations to all 2016 national winners sired by Baske Afire, A Temptation & Hey Hallelujah A HIGHER POWER A REVELATION BHA A TEMPTING THOUGHT A THRILLER FM ADMIRE THE FIRE AFIRES RHYTHYM AFTERBURN CCF ALLELULIA AFIRE B LOVED BARACUDA SF BASKE ALARM BASKE ALLIENCE BASKE IS A GENIUS BB JUBILANT BELLS AND WHISTLES BEST OF BASKE VA BLAZIN KNIGHT BLEW BY U BOLERO RTA BOLTZ AFIRE CA BONFIRE ROF BORNE THIS WAY CARRIE BRADSHAW CENTERFOLD SUE PF CEY HEY CF AFIRES VALENTINE CF BADRAS SYMPHONY CF BELLA LUNA CF JIMMY NEUTRON CF KING BEAN CF SWEET MELISSA COCOA MOTION CP DAUNTLESS D M CARMELLA D M FIREPROOF DC ONE MAN SHOW DFA MERCYME DHEJA VU

DRAMBUIE LOUIE DREAM OF LOVE ELLE YES EMPEROR AFIRE ERA MOONLITE SERENADE ERA THRILLICIOUS EXPRESSIONIST EXXTRA EXXTRA EYE CANDYE FIRE CHARMM FIVE ALARM FIRE FLAMIN CAJUN ORA FOLLOW YOUR HEART VH GIRL GONE WILD GIRL ON FIRE GLITTERATI HEY YEAH HOT RODDER PF HOUSE OF BLUES JA MUSTAFIRE JB ARMED N DANGEROUS JB CAT SCRATCH FEVER JB RISING STAR JLP HOT COMMODITY JMA BRENTWOOD JSN MANHATTAN KYSS SMA LADY AVA ISABELA LADY GAGAA LARDA MERCY WH LOVES TROUBLE MACHINE GUN FIRE PF MADISSON AVENUE MD A SENSATION MEAN MACHINE PF MISSKNOWITALL MISTER BIGG MISTER BIGG STUFF

MJM AFIRE CRACKER MJM FANTASY AFIRE MJM HIT MAN MOVES LIKE JAGGER VH NOCTERNAL OH SO TEMPTING PANTS ON FIRE PARTY ON WF PLANE TEMPTATION PR MAXIMUS PRINCESS OF BASKE PROFICIENT FIRE REA HEY LOOK ME OVER REBEL LOVE MA REJOICE REJOICE REMEMBRANCE ROSE SHAKEN RATTLEN ROLLEN SHINE ON VH SID VICIOUS SIEREUSLY STELLAR SPARK IT UP SPARKE AFIRE SPECIAL DELIVERY SMA SUGAR MOUNTAIN SW TROUBADOUR TEMPTAFIRE TEMPTING TANGO TINNO TOO HAUTE TO TROT TROTTING THE GLOBE MA TURN IT UP TYMES TO TREASURE VF PLAYING WITH FIRE VOODOO CHILD VVICTORIOUS SECRET WICKED FIRE

Strawberry Banks Farm Barbara Chur, owner | Brian Murch, trainer, cell: 716.983.3099 716.652.9346 | East Aurora, New York | info@strawberrybanksfarm.com www.StrawberryBanksFarm.com

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Proud to celebrate a growing list of progeny winning 8 National Championships, 6 Reserve

BL Smooth Criminal

National Championships & 31 National Top Tens

SA Gisele

BL Crystal Clear ~ For Sale

Afire Bey V x HL Raisa

WWW.RUMINAAFIRE.COM Rejoice Rejoice

BL Splash Afire

Nutorious

SA Gisele

Diana Lazzarini 760-625-5522 Desertvipservices@live.com

BL Expression

Steve Lazzarini 760-219-5292 DesertVIP@aol.com

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English Amelia Heirhart

(Afires Heir x Only Girl In Town)

Shoc Broker

(SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town)

From Start ...

Girl On Fire

(Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town)

Carrie Bradshaw

(Baske Afire x I’m Miss New York)

2014 PROSPECTS STARTED AND ON THEIR WAY TO THE SHOW RING ...

Aftertherain VH

(SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town)

Afternoon Delight VH

(SF Aftershoc x I’m Miss New York)

After The Fire VH

(SF Aftershoc x JB Rose Afire)

Aftermath VH

(SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town)

Ultraviolet VH

(SF Aftershoc x Ultra Afire)

TRAINING | SHOWING | INSTRUCTION | SALES | CONSULTING VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING CENTER Vicki Humphrey | Jessica Clinton DeSoto | Gabe DeSoto | Hews Oldham | Canton, Georgia | 770.335.6194 | VHTC@VickiHumphrey.com www.VickiHumphreyTrainingCenter.com

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... to Finish BRED ... TRAINED ... SHOWN BY VICKI HUMPHREY TRAINING

Amelia Heirhart

(Afires Heir x Only Girl In Town)

Missknowitall

(Baske Afire x I’m Miss New York)

Flawless Ghazi

(Baskghazi x The Phantom Lady)

Shoc Broker

(SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town)

Little Miss Strange

(Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town)

Girl On Fire

(Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town)

Miss Central Park

(Baskghazi x I’m Miss New York)

Shine On VH

(Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town)

Girl On Fire

(Baske Afire x Only Girl In Town)

Afire Siren

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Carrie Bradshaw

(Baske Afire x I’m Miss New York)

Moves Like Jagger VH

(Baske Afire x The Phantom Lady)


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Find Your AEPA

with the

Apollopalooza x Starkhana

AEPA Enrolled Sire | AHA Breeders Sweepstakes Sire | Minnesota Medallion Stallion 2016 Stud Fee: $2,500

Owned by: Red Tail Arabians LLC | Renee and Michael Kramer www.redtailarabians.com For breeding information contact: Golladay Training at Cedar Ridge Arabians John & Leah Golladay John 847-668-3538 | Leah 515-520-7604 leah@cedarridgearabians.com Ar abian Horse Times | 18 | A.E.P.A. Futurity


FIRED UP!

U.S. NATIONAL UNANIMOUS CHAMPION

Baske Afire x Ghreta, by El Ghazi 2014 U.S. NATIONA L R ESERV E CH A MPION AEPA Arabian Horse Times $10 0,0 0 0 Arabian English Futurit y Owned by Highland Pride Arabians Standing at Golladay Training | 515-520-7604 w w w.GolladayTraining.com

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SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance

Owned by LA Flynn • Alpharetta, Georgia


C

ongratulations to 2016 U.S. National Winners sired by SF Aftershoc DAVINCI REFLECTION WA (SF Aftershoc x The Davinci Code) U.S. National Champion H/A Pleasure Driving TSHAMPAGNE TSHOCSTAR (SF Aftershoc x Phun Night) U.S. National Champion H/A ABS Yearling Colt MAC SHOC WA (SF Aftershoc x Mac Baske) U.S. Top Ten Country English Pleasure Jr. Horse SHOC BROKER (SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town) U.S. Top Ten H/A English Pleasure Jr. Horse

Davinci Reflection WA

SHOC BROKER (SF Aftershoc x Only Girl In Town) U.S. Top Ten AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 H/A Futurity CAPTIVATING SHOC WA (SF Aftershoc x Captivating Style) U.S. Top Ten H/A Country Pleasure Driving AFTERDARK ROF (SF Aftershoc x PCF Brianna) U.S. Top Ten Country English Pleasure AAOTR Maturity

TshampagneTshocstar

AFTERDARK ROF (SF Aftershoc x PCF Brianna) U.S. Top Ten Country English Pleasure AAOTR 55 & Over DESPICABLE ME (SF Aftershoc x Veghaz Showgirl) U.S. Top Ten English Pleasure Jr. Horse 2016 UNANIMOUS Region 14 & Region 12 Champion Arabian English Pleasure Jr. Horse Owned by LA Flynn

Captivating Shoc WA

Mac Shoc WA

Shoc Broker

SF Aftershoc • AEPA Enrolled Sire • sfafterschoc@gmail.com Standing at Chase Harvill Training Centre • Chase and Mandy Harvill 27109 South Creek Drive, Magnolia, Texas 77354 • 281-252-6228 • chtrncntr@aol.com Chase cell: 480-338-0865 • Mandy cell: 480-338-0863 WWW. C H A S E H A RV I L L .COM Ar abian Horse Times | 21 | A.E.P.A. Futurity


ROYAL HEIRESS SOF

2016 U.S. NATIONAL TOP TEN COUNTRY ENGLISH PLEASURE FUTURITY Ridden by Ashton Kiesner

vesty photos

VJ Royal Heir x BL Miss Chips


AFIRES HEIR X MA GHAZTA TROT BY EL GHAZI

Breed for yourself, the next heir to the royal throne of English pleasure.

Owned by Southern Oaks Farm | Kelli Aguirre, Jupiter, FL | www.VJRoyalHeir.com | Breeders Sweepstakes Nominated Sire Standing at Kiesner Training, Louisville, TN | www.KiesnerTraining.com | Barn: 865-984-5245 | Joel’s Cell: 865-556-0413 | Ashton’s Cell: 865-556-0412


APOLLOPALOOZA | SMS FOREVER BAY BY MHR NOBILITY

AEPA ENROLLED SIRE SCOTTSDALE SIGNATURE STALLION MN MEDALLION STALLION SCID CLEAR | TRANSPORTED/FROZEN SEMEN AVAILABLE

OWNED BY ENCORE SELECT GROUP | CONTACT MIKE BRENNAN 952.492.659O | WWW.CEDARRIDGEARABIANS.COM Ar abian Horse Times | 24 | A.E.P.A. Futurity


A Historic Show Horse ... Making History as a Sire

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In the last five years, Afires Heir offspring have won the AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity three times:

AFIRES HEIR

A Historic Show Horse ... Making History as a Sire

By Christy Egan

By Afire Bey V out of the Brass daughter, Brassmis (x EE Msindependence by MHR Nobility), Afires Heir was born with a great deal to live up to. For starters, at birth he already had two older sisters, Queen Afire, a U.S. National Top Ten in English Pleasure and Country English Amateur, and Afire Storrm++/, U.S. and Canadian National Champion Junior Mare Halter and U.S. National Top Ten Country English Jr. Horse. Much was expected of the third foal of Brassmis. Purchased from Cedar Ridge Arabians by Marty Shea in the spring of 1999, Brassmis has gradually proven to be a world class broodmare, producing seven national winners, five of them national and/or reserve national champions. She’s just exactly the sort of dam

2016 - Movin On Heir WA

(x The Way She Moves) Owned by Whispers Acres Inc.

critical to the pedigree and production of an important sire.

In 2002, the year Afires Heir was born, Afire Bey V was on top of the world and proudly welcoming his 12th foal crop. There were 14 National and Reserve National Champion offspring in that particular group, but none more outstanding than Afires Heir. In the fall of 2004 Joel Kiesner arrived at Shea Stables looking for a “special horse” for Bill and Shirley Reilich. “Find a horse that will raise the bar, I told him,” says Bill Reilich, “and that’s just what he did.” What he found was Afires Heir. “I knew he was the right horse immediately,” Joel says, “but he was not what I was sent to find … a horse for Shirley to ride, a horse within a specific budget, and something ‘very special’. Very quickly, the Reilichs agreed to buy him sight unseen.”

2013 - Heirs Noble Love

(x Noble Aphroditie) Owned by Karlton Jackson

“Joel was so excited,” Shirley shakes her head. “We said ‘go on and buy him.’” “From the beginning it was clear that Afires Heir was born to do this. The most willing and probably the smartest horse I’ve ever known. An amazing horse every single step of the way,” Joel admits.

Afires Heir progeny has earned, to date, total earnings of $227,250.00 in the AEPA Program.

2012 - Bel Heir LR

(x JKF Wistful) Owned by The Blankenship Family

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AFIRES HEIR “He answered every question. Each time we took him to the show, people expected something more of him and he never let them down.”

He was shown for 4 years, twice at Scottsdale and 4 times at the U.S. Nationals. He never lost a class. He was never second on a judge’s card … ever. He was U.S. National Unanimous Champion 4 times, once in Junior Horse and 3 times in Open. Afires Heir was such a special horse that Joel

refers to showing him as a “Mission to Mars”, inferring that showing horses of this caliber qualifies as one of life’s truly great adventures. Bill Reilich calls his and Shirley’s experience of owning Afires Heir like “…catching lightning in a bottle.” Afires Heir loved being a show horse but didn’t much care for show blankets. He tolerated them while he was being shown, but the day they brought him home for good, he took off his blankets himself, tucked them neatly in a corner and refused to ever wear them again. Afires Heir’s offspring began arriving in 2006. Of the 6 registered purebreds in that initial foal crop, 2 went on to become national winners, both in English divisions. His first national winner was BL Heir Supreme, a 2010 U.S. National Top Ten English Pleasure Junior Horse. It happened the same week and the same year that

Afires Heir took his fourth and final U.S. National Championship. “There are never any guarantees that great show horses will be great sires,” says Joel. “Who could have guessed that within

a decade, Afires Heir’s sons and daughters would embark upon show careers that would put a number of them in the same league as their sire?” Interestingly, Afires Heir’s rise as an Arabian English sire paralleled the arrival and rise in importance of the AEPA classes at the Ohio Buckeye, Scottsdale, and most recently, the U.S. National Championships. Afires Heir’s foal crops have grown larger annually and his dominant presence over a short period of time at the national level has been unmistakable. In the last 7 years, Afires Heir offspring have won the AEPA $100,000 Arabian Saddle Seat Futurity 3 times: 2012 - Bel Heir LR; 2013 - Heirs Noble Love and 2016 - Movin On Heir WA. Three of his offspring have also been AEPA Reserve Champions in that time period, including Afires Heir Apparent in 2011 and Saxton DGL in 2015. In 2016, the Reserve National Champion in this class, Debonheir DGL, is also a son of Afires Heir, as were two others in the Top Ten, Heirs Devotion and Athena SMA. Afires Heir is currently the AEPA leading living sire by payout. He is also the youngest stallion

in the AEPA Top Five Leading Sires.

Heirs Noble Love Afires Heir x Noble Aphroditie

2016 U.S. National Unanimous Champion English Pleasure Open Proudly owned by Karlton Jackson

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Even with Afires Heir’s get all under the age of 10, over 50% of their national wins were awarded to amateur and youth riders. 2.

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1. DA Heatstroke (x DA Fires Magic) owned by Remington Monroe Equine 2. BR Heir Afires (x BR Mydestiny) now owned by Cathy & Sophie Yih 3. Shes All that ORA (x She Be Adiva KBS) owned by The Caspers Family 4. BL Heir Supreme (x Harghaza) owned by Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

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Afires Heir sons and daughters have won dramatically in the English Pleasure Junior and Futurity classes, taking National Championships and Reserve titles at Canada, Youth and U.S. Between 2010 and 2016, Afires Heir get were Champion or Reserve in the U.S. National English Pleasure Futurity 4 times. Between 2013 and 2016, his sons and daughters won the U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Junior Horse 3 times and in both 2013 and 2014, they won the Championship and the Reserve Championship titles.

As a sire in the more mature English classes, Afires Heir is perhaps even more impressive. His offspring have won the English Pleasure Open Championship at the U.S. Nationals for the last 3 years and none of the winners were repeats or siblings. In 2014 it was VJ Royal Heir (x MA

Ghazta Trot by *El Ghazi), in 2015 it was JK Heiristocracy (x VTM Pistachia by MHR Nobility) and in 2016, the winner was Heirs Noble Love (x Noble Aphroditie by IXL Noble Express+).

In a study of the four most important purebred English classes at the U.S. Nationals: The English Pleasure Futurity, the English Pleasure Jr. Horse, the AEPA Saddle Seat Futurity and the English Pleasure Open, Afires Heir has the best overall record in the past 7 years of all Arabian English sires. Ar abian Horse Times | 28 | A.E.P.A. Futurity


AFIRES HEIR Afires Heir is the sire of 12 national champions and 6 reserve national champions in these classes since 2010. In the English Pleasure Futurity, for example, he can claim nearly 30% of the champions and reserves during that time period. In the AEPA, he has three times the champions and reserves of his nearest competition and twice the number of Top Tens. One could look at this amazing record and determine that this is a sire of enormously talented English horses that are probably only suitable for the professional rider. The first part is true, but these horses are equally proficient mounts and national winners for both amateur and youth. Even with all of his get under the age of 10, over 50% of his offspring’s national wins were awarded to amateur and youth riders.

At the end of 2016, Afires Heir has sired a total of 26 unique national champion and reserve national champion show horses that have won a total of 54 national championships and reserve national championships (as of 12/16). He is the sire of 74 unique national winners, purebred and HalfArabian. They have won a total of 208 National Top Ten awards. His top offspring to date include Heirs Noble Love, 4-time national champion English Pleasure, winner of the U.S. National English Pleasure Futurity, the AEPA, the Junior Horse and the Open; DA Heatstroke (x DA Fires Magic by AA Apollo Bey), 4-time Youth National Champion English Pleasure JOTR and JTR 14-18; Extraordin Heir (x Gwyneth D by Apaladin++), 3-time national champion and once reserve, including the 2016 Canadian National Champion Country English Pleasure title; Bel Heir LR (x JKF Wistful by Hucks Heritage V), 2-time national champion and 2-time reserve, and Heir Force One (x EA Leathernlace+/ by AA Apollo Bey), 2-time national champion and 2-time reserve. At the 2016 U.S. National Championships, Afires Heir offspring won 35 Top Ten Awards, 5 National Championships and 3 Reserve National Championships.

Even more intriguing is the fact that Afires Heir sires more real English Pleasure and Park horses, than he does Country English horses, very much the opposite of the vast majority of sires in the English division. Of the Afires Heir winners at the 2016 U.S. Nationals, 72% were in English Pleasure, Pleasure Driving or Park, and if you care to add in the Country English winners, the percentage jumps to 95%. The consistency of the type of horse sired by Afires Heir is probably one of the most critical reasons for his meteoric rise to success. “He consistently passes on the physical aspects necessary for an English horse,” says Joel Kiesner. “The necks, the length of neck and how they’re set on; how soft and pliable they are. The shape of their bodies makes them predisposed to saddle seat position. Ar abian Horse Times | 29 | A.E.P.A. Futurity

JK Heiristocracy Afires Heir x VTM Pistachia

2015 U.S. National Champion English Pleasure Open Proudly owned by Ron & Debbie Pearson


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8. 5. Debonheir DGL (x Felicia Afire) owned by Starline Arabians 6. Dheir To Dream WA (x HS Miz American Dream) owned by Whispers Acres Inc. 7. Saxton DGL (x Sweet Summer Fire) owned by Candace Avery 8. Heir Force One (x EA Leathernlace) owned by Strawberry Banks Farm 9. RGT The Boss (x Styling Time) owned by Oak Haven South Arabians

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AFIRES HEIR They’re trainable, perhaps largely because of how they are built. Everybody is better when asked to do something that’s easy for them. The reason Afires Heir sires such an exceptional percentage of true English horses, instead of simply good country horses, is because they are honestly talented and built superbly to do their job.”

What sort of mares cross well with Afires Heir? Apparently a great cross section of English-type Arabians. *El Ghazi daughters have done well, producing 6 of his

national winners to date. AA Apollo Bey and his sons Apaladin++ and Apollopalooza have 7 daughters between them that have produced national winners with Afires Heir. IXL Noble Express+ and his sire, MHR Nobility have 7 daughters that have produced national winners with Afires Heir. *Bask++ sons and grandsons like Barbary+++, Medall, The Chief Justice+, Mash, Cease Fire+++, Promotion, Wisdom, Zodiac Matador+ and Baskevich, all have daughters producing national winners with Afires Heir. And, of course, Huckleberry Bey+/ and Hucklebey Berry+/ have great daughters successfully producing with Afires Heir. Some very well-known breeders are utilizing Afires Heir extensively in their programs. Shea Stables and Maroon Fire Arabians are breeding many Afire Bey V and IXL Noble Express+ daughters to Afires Heir. “Between our mares and the Maroon Fire mares, we have 14 Afires Heir foals expected in 2017,” says Afires Heir’s breeder Marty Shea. “He was the best son of our great broodmare, Brassmis. We knew it was taking a chance to breed him to Afire Bey V daughters, but it’s been an outstanding cross for us, and the cross to the IXL Noble Express+ daughters has been equally successful.” Today the Reilichs live a short five mile drive from Kiesner’s Farm and the home of Afires Heir. Shirley takes lessons on her Half-Arabian gelding show horse frequently and they visit their “very special stallion” often. “They’ve been a heck of a team, Joel and Afires Heir,” says Bill. “I don’t believe anything would have been possible without Joel. Shirley and I had a good idea about the right thing to do, and Joel always seemed to be there making the right decisions.” Joel on the other hand is a bit more philosophical, giving lots of credit to his owners and especially Afires Heir. “I believe that truly great horses achieve their destiny no matter what,” Joel laughs, “and along the way, they make you look good!”

Afires Heir stands at Kiesner Training in Louisville, Tennessee. For more information log on to www.AfiresHeir.com

VJ Royal Heir Afires Heir x MA Ghaza Trot

2014 U.S. National Unanimous Champion English Pleasure Open Proudly owned by Southern Oaks Farm, Llc.

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AEPA FuturitiEs

Letter From The President

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ow! The AEPA classes at Nationals were off the chart great this year. As a breeder, I am amazed at the depth and quality of the horses. Overall breeding numbers may not have picked up yet, but clearly the best of the best are being bred.

I am proud of how well run the classes are, and the tradition that is being built. The AEPA board continues to work at making this an “event” class and the AHA volunteers are great. Each year everyone is more comfortable with the way it all works, from the music, the class calls, and the presentation of winners, it has become seamless. One change that I foresee happening in 2017 is for the AHA Breeders Sweepstakes program to pay the breeder of the winning AEPA horses rather than the owner. This would award $5,000.00 in the purebred class and $3,500.00 in the Half-Arabian class, to the breeder of the winner if they are Sweepstakes enrolled horses. I fully support this change as a way to further encourage breeding of English Performance Horses. Equine Athlete Veterinary Services is stepping up their support of the AEPA

and will be the named sponsor of our Half-Arabian futurity. I can personally attest to the great care and service they provide. Having them at every major Arabian show is a big benefit too. All of us should support the people who support us, because without them, the program couldn’t exist. So please, support Equine Athlete Veterinary Services and the Arabian Horse Times for their major sponsorships, along with our corporate sponsor, Freedman’s Saddlery. Make sure to buy a breeding on the online stallion service auction, January 20th-30th. This is the primary funding for the AEPA, so please get involved and bid. Remember that all auction breeding horses are eligible for an extra 25% prize money at the Nationals. The $30,000.00 winning prize jumps 25% to $37,500.00, as does every placing. The AEPA was created to serve breeders and to promote the Arabian English performance horse. Get involved, breed wonderful horses, enjoy the competition, and have these horses in your life. -Peter Conway AEPA President

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Arabian English PErformance Association

Aregal Heir TRGR (Afires Heir x LA Athena)

A Temptation (deceased) (Tempter x A Love Song)

Air Force

Afires Heir

(Afires Heir x Azoolapollopa)

(Afire Bey V x Brassmis)

Black Daniels

(IXL Noble Express x Victoria Bay)

CSP Barbancourt (Mamage x CSP Angelfire)

CSP Grand Caymon (Mamage x JJ Sioux Hope)

Affliction

Afire Bey V(deceased)

Apaladin

Baske Afire (deceased)

(Mamage x PSI Love U)

(AA Apollo Bey x Amanda Of Aerie)

Can Gogh

(Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire)

(Afire Bey V x Mac Baske)

Candeman

(Zodiac Matador x Prides Princess)

(Apollopalooza x Starkhana)

Entouragze

Fire and Goldd

(Apollopalooza x DA Atlantique)

Afire N Flames CB (Baske Afire x Ghreta)

Baskghazi

(Baske Afire x RY Fire Ghazi)

(Afire Bey V x Brassmis)

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Coltrane SS

(IXL Noble Express x Brassmis)


AEPA FuturitiEs

2017 Enrolled Sires

GSF Rizing Son (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea)

Hey Hallelujah (deceased) (Huckleberry Bey x Hallelujah Bask)

H Mobility H

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

Nobilistic BF

(Baske Afire x Matoska)

Harlei

(Baske Afire x Heavenlei)

Heirs Devotion (Afires Heir x JR Mata Hari)

Full Sibling Reference Photo

(TC Miyake x MA Mahogani)

(IXL Noble Express x Bonita Afire)

Inception

IXL Noble Express

Life Inthe Fazt Lane

Mamage

Man About Vegaz VA

MHR Nobility

Mystic Jazz

I Got Lucky

(Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic)

(MHR Nobility x Love Of Wisdom)

HA Toskcan Sun

Noble Dynasty PF (MHR Nobility x A Blessing)

(Vegaz x Moonbeam DGL)

Nobles Heir

(Afires Heir x Noble Aphroditie)

(MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi)

(Elimar x Har Nahra)

Prosuasion

(SF Specs Shocwave x MZ Kitty)

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(Vegaz x River Dance NA)

(Pension x Mattess)

QH Serengeti

(Black Daniels x My Love Song)


2017 Enrolled Sires

ROL Divine Style (Afire Bey V x IXL Miss Firefly)

SHF Encore

SF The Patriot

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

(Allience x Spectra PR)

VCP Magnifire (Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi)

ASB & DHH Enrolled Sires

SF Aftershoc

Saxton DGL

(SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance)

(Afires Heir x Sweet Summer Fire)

Arrowhead’s Unlike Any Other (ASB)

(Wine Women And Song x Miss Moriarty)

The Capitalist

(SF Specs Shocwave x CP Madison)

Vegaz

(Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay)

Graaf Kelly (DHH) (Manno x Wiskelly)

SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)

The Renaissance

Thunder Struck LR

VJ Royal Heir

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My Midnight Express

Nutcracker’s Nirvana

(ML Afire Dream x Fire Essense)

(Afires Heir x MA Ghazta Trot)

(ASB) (My Royale Charm x Longshadow Sweetness ‘N Light)

(SF Specs Shocwave x Berre Striking)

(Afires Heir x Play Girl MSC)

(ASB) (Undulata’s Nutcracker x Kingwood’s Harlem Harlem)

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AEPA FuturitiEs

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THE ARABIAN ENGLISH PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION

Eleven Years Strong And Ever Evolving

by Catherine Cole

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ince its inception in 2007, the Arabian English Performance Association (AEPA) has been in constant examination and evolution. While the fundamental rules have remained virtually the same, the AEPA works in a continual forward motion, always examining its priorities, always seeking progress for our Arabian horse discipline which showcases our highest stepping members of the breed. Foals of enrolled stallions are eligible to compete in the four year old futurity and purebreds in the five to six year old Maturity. The AEPA continues to grow, offering great breeding opportunities to the best stallions, big money at the biggest competitions in the country (U.S. Nationals and Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes), plus front and center flaunt of the best English performance equine youngsters in the world. How Does AEPA Do It? Fund-Raising. The biggest fund raiser is AEPAs’ annual Stallion Service Auction. The 2017 auction is scheduled for Friday, January 20 - Monday, January 30, 2017. In 2016, some sixty-six stallions were featured in the auction, and more are being added all the time. Newly enrolled stallions contribute by offering stud services to the very top of the breed. Stallion services can be donated by any owner of an AHA Registered Purebred Arabian Stallion. To participate in the Stallion Service Auction the stallion owner MUST complete and sign the AEPA Stallion Service Breeding Agreement form, and return it to the AEPA prior to the start of the Auction. NOTE: Non-purebred stallions can also be enrolled, and the same rules that apply to purebred enrolled sires also apply to nonpurebred enrolled sires. Any stallion that does not participate in the current year’s AEPA Stallion Service Auction must wait until the following year’s Service Auction to become an AEPA stallion. However, if a stallion has never participated in the AEPA auction with the current owner, the stallion can retro into the current breeding year by paying a $1,500 fee. Retro into the AEPA program is a one-time event for a stallion per owner. The minimum bid on any stallion service is $1,000. Stallion owners agree to purchase the service for $1,000 should the minimum bid or a greater bid not be attained. Auction breedings and Auxiliary Auction breedings cannot be sold or transferred unless such transfer is approved by the stallion owner. Unique Judging System. The AEPA’s beginnings included careful study, development and implementation of a predictable and accountable

scoring system. First a standard was set to which all entrants are to be judged against. Next, the definitions of the scorecard were defined and segmented so each individual will utilize the same frame of reference during the scoring process. While movement style will differ depending on the structure, pedigree and unique athletic ability of the individual horse, one can quickly grasp that the scorecard takes in these differences. Through the years, the scoring system has be fine-tuned to where it is today: seven attributes scored on a scale of 1-10 for each. The format for this system of judging an Arabian English performance horse is unique, as is the performance class that it is intended for. Within the entire concept, including the design of the elimination round, the final class, and weighting the categories, the premise is that the actual talent and potential of the horse is being judged. Presenting The Top Young English Performance Horses Front And Center. Most folks would agree: The 2016 U.S. National’s biggest spectacle with the ‘whoop-whoop’ factor was the final Saturday nights’ AEPA Arabian Horse Times $100,000 Arabian English Futurity and Friday nights’ AEPA Halcon Furniture $50,000 H/A English Futurity. Earlier in the week, both classes presented their entries in a semi-final pattern performance based on the scoring system described above. The top ten horses judged then moved forward to the final performance, pitting all in a rousing rail work performance. The roof of Ford Arena definitely lifted with the whistles, yelps and cheers from the stands! The Future. The 2017 AEPA performances at U.S. Nationals will continue as scheduled with one notable difference: Equine Athlete Veterinary Services (EAVS), of Weatherford, Tex., long a fixture at top shows in all disciplines, including the Arabian U.S. Nationals and Scottsdale, is increasing their donation level and will now be the named sponsor of the Half-Arabian Futurity. The future beacons bright for the AEPA. Having created the most prize money ever in an Arabian class, breeders, trainers and competitors have the opportunity to greatly enhance the value, desire and marketing opportunities for their enrolled stallions and their prodigy. Foals of enrolled stallions grow up to compete in one of the most exciting and rewarding competitions the Arabian horse breed has to offer. And other opportunities lie ahead too … don’t miss the breedings up for bid at the 2017 Arabian Horses Times/Arabian Horse Global Network APHA Awards, held during the Scottsdale show. Stay tuned!

For additional information, go to

www.arabianenglishperformanceassociation.com

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AEPA FuturitiEs

THE 2007-2016 ARABIAN ENGLISH PERFORMANCE ASSOCIATION’S

Arabian and Half-Arabian Saddle Seat & Country Pleasure Maturity AOTR To date, since 2008, the Yearling In-Hand program has paid out $124,000, and since 2007, the Saddle Seat Futurity Program has paid out over $1,250,000!

And in its second year, payouts totaling $38,000 have been given out to Country Pleasure Maturity AOTR winners at the Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes Show.

AEPA Top Ten Money Earners 1. BRAVE AND NOBLE –

6. BEL HEIR LR – Champion - $30,000

Champion - $40,000

2012 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Afires Heir, O: William Blankenship, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Lindsay Rinehart

ROL FIRE MIST – Champion - $40,000

2011 AEPA ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Anza Padron, O: Katherine Kirby, Trainer: James Stachowski, Breeder: California State Polytechnic Univ.

SF AFTERSHOC – Champion - $40,000

2013 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Afires Heir, O: T. Karlton Jackson, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: T. Karlton Jackson

2008 ARABIAN ENGLISH FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: IXL Noble Express, O: Marty Shea, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Marty Shea 2010 AEPA ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Baske Afire, O: Strawberry Banks Farm, Trainer: Brian Murch, Breeder: R O Lervick Arabians

2009 AEPA ARABIANS SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: SF Specs Shocwave, O: Alicia Guzman Pace, Trainer: Peter Stachowski, Breeder: Alicia Guzman Pace

SIN CITY – Champion - $40,000

2007 ARABIAN ENGLISH FUTURITY CLASSIC AT SCOTTSDALE Sire: Baske Afire, O: Joseph Kinnarney, Trainer: Joel Kiesner, Breeder: Venture Farms, Inc.

5. NOBLE FFYRE – Champion - $36,000

In-Hand ($6,000) and Saddle Seat ($30,000)

2011 AEPA BUCKEY YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY 2014 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN FUTURITY Sire: IXL Noble Express, T: Joel Kiesner, O/B: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

CP SHENANIGAN – Champion - $30,000

HEIRS NOBLE LOVE – Champion - $30,000

MOVIN ON HEIR WA – Champion - $30,000

2016 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN ENGLISH FUTURITY Sire: Afires Heir, O: Whispers Acres, Inc, Trainer: James Stachowski, Breeder: Whispers Acres, Inc.

SUPREME SENSATION SMP – Champion - $30,000

2015 AEPA $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY Sire: Baskghazi, O: Falan Alpert, Trainer: James Stachowski, Breeder: Rodney and Jacqueline Thompson

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Baske Afire

IXL Noble Express

Afires Heir

Afire Bey V

AEPA Top Ten Sires by Number of Winners

1. Baske Afire . . . . 2. IXL Noble Express 3. Afire Heir . . . . . 4. Afire Bey V . . . . 5. SF Specs Shocwave 6. Vegaz . . . . . . . 7. Black Daniels . . . 8. Apollopalooza . . Noble Way . . . . . VCP Magnifire . .

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. 34 . 28 . 24 . 21 . 9 . 8 . 6 . 5 . 5 . 5

by Payout

1. Baske Afire . . . . 2. Afires Heir . . . . 3. IXL Noble Express 4. Afire Bey V . . . . 5. SF Specs Shocwave 6. Black Daniels . . . 7. Apollopalooza . . . Vegaz . . . . . . . 8. Anza Padron . . . 9. Baskghazi . . . . . 10. Triften . . . . . .

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$284,000 $227,250 $219,000 $86,000 $71,000 $45,500 $41,500 . $41,500 . $35,000 . $33,750 . $30,000

by Points Champion = 10 pts.,

Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Baske Afire . . . . . . . . 210 2. IXL Noble Express . . . . 191 3. Afires Heir . . . . . . . . 149 4.Afire Bey V . . . . . . . . 125 5. SF Specs Shocwave . . . . 63 6. Vegaz . . . . . . . . . . . 51 7. Apollopalooza . . . . . . . 41 8. Black Daniels . . . . . . . 35 9. Triften . . . . . . . . . . . 30 VCP Magnifier . . . . . . . 30 10.Noble Way . . . . . . . . . 28

AEPA Top Ten Breeders by Number of Winners

1. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 17 2. Prestige Farms LLC. . . . . 11 Marty Shea . . . . . . . . . 11 3. Conway Arabians, Inc. . . . 10 4. Cedar Ridge Farm . . . . . 8 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians 8 5. Lindsay Rinehart . . . . . . 7 Nick and Juliet Carden . . . 7 6. Strawberry Banks Farm . . . 6 7. Vicki Humphrey. . . . . . . 5

by Payout

1. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.$150,250 2. Marty Shea . . . . . . $85,750 3. Nick and Juliet Carden $61,500 4. R.O. Lervick Arabians $60,000 5. Prestige Farms LLC . $58,250 6. Lindsay Rinehart . . . $56,250 7. Venture Farms, Inc. . . $53,500 8. Smoky Mountain Park Arabians . . . . . $46,000 9. Cedar Ridge Farm . . $45,500 10.Alicia Guzman Pace . $45,000 Karlton Jackson . . . . $45,000

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by Points Champion = 10 pts.,

Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 124 2. Marty Shea . . . . . . . . . 66 3. Prestige Farms LLC . . . . 60 4. Conway Arabians, Inc. . . . 59 5. Smoky Mountain Park Arabians . . . . . . . . 53 Lindsay Rinehart . . . . . . 53 6. Nick and Juliet Carden . . . 48 7. Cedar Ridge Farm. . . . . . 46 8. Vicki Humphrey . . . . . . 33 9. Strawberry Banks Farm . . . 30


AEPA FuturitiEs

Maroon Fire Arabians - Dave & Gail Liniger, Marty & Tim Shea

Joel Kiesner

Conway Arabians, Inc. - Peter & Lori Conway

AEPA Top Ten Trainers by Number of Winners 1. Joel Kiesner . . . 2. James Stachowski 3. Shawn Rooker. . 4. Rob Bick . . . . John Diedrich . . 5. Gabe DeSoto . . Michael Miller. . 6. Jessica Clinton . Joel Gangi . . . . Chris Wilson . .

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. 17 . 13 10 . 8 . 8 . 7 . 7 . 6 . 6 . 6

by Payout

1. Joel Kiesner . . . 2. James Stachowski 3. Shawn Rooker. . 4. Peter Stachowski 5. Brian Murch. . . 6. Jessica Clinton. . 7. Gabe DeSoto . . 8. Joel Gangi . . . . 9. Rob Bick . . . . 10.Gordon Potts . .

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$261,000 $187,250 . $75,750 . $60.500 . $57,000 $50,500 . $42,750 $40,500 . $33,500 $31,000

by Points Champion = 10 pts.,

Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Joel Kiesner . . . . . . . . 125 2. James Stachowski . . . . . 101 3. Shawn Rooker. . . . . . . . 56 4. John Diedrich . . . . . . . . 49 5. Rob Bick . . . . . . . . . . 45 6. Michael Miller . . . . . . . 41 7. Jessica Clinton . . . . . . . . 40 8. Gabe DeSoto . . . . . . . . 35 Allen Zeller . . . . . . . . . 35 9. Joel Gangi . . . . . . . . . . 33 Chris Wilson . . . . . . . . 33

AEPA Top Ten Owners by Number of Winners 1. Conway Arabians, Inc. . . . 15 2. Smoky Mountain Park Arabians . . . . . . . . 9 3. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 8 4. Boisvert Farms LLC . . . . 6 Strawberry Banks Farm . . . 6 5. Cedar Ridge Farm . . . . . 4 Tracy Dowson . . . . . . . . 4 Elvin Berkheimer . . . . . . 4 6. Dolorosa Arabians Ltd. . . . 3 Lori Foster . . . . . . . . . . 3 Karlton Jackson . . . . . . . 3 Robin Porter . . . . . . . . . 3 Lindsay Rinehart . . . . . . 3 Starline Arabians LLC . . . 3 Victoria Arabians LLC . . . 3

by Payout 1. Maroon FireArabians, Inc.$69,250 2. Strawberry Banks Farm $61,500 3. Joseph Kinnarney . . . $55,000 4. Conway Arabians, Inc $54,250 5. Karlton Jackson . . . . $45,000 Whispers Acres, Inc. . $45,000 6. Boisvert Farms LLC . $40,500 7. Elvin Berkheimer . . . $40,000 Alicia Guzman Pace. . $40,000 Marty Shea . . . . . . $40,000 8. Cedar Ridge Farm . . $33,000 Smoky Mountain Park Arabians . . . . . $33,000

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by Points Champion = 10 pts., Reserve = 8 pts., Top Ten = 5 pts. 1. Conway Arabians, Inc. . . . 89 2. Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. 65 3. Smoky Mountain Park Arabians . . . . . . . . 61 4. Strawberry Banks Farm . . . 40 5. Boisvert Farms LLC . . . . 33 6. Cedar Ridge Arabians . . . 26 7. Tracy Dowson . . . . . . . 25 8. Elvin Berkheimer . . . . . . 23 Lindsay Rinehart . . . . . . 23 9. Robin Porter. . . . . . . . . 21 Starline Arabians LLC . . . 21


Arabian English PErformance Association 2015 $20,000 BUCKEYE AEPA COUNTRY PLEASURE MATURITY AOTR

2015 CHAMPION

EVG TRIDAN

(Triften x CP Dansing Diva) Ex:/O: Lori Foster

2015 $100,000 ARABIAN HORSE TIMES ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2015 CHAMPION

2015 CHAMPION

(Baskghazi x A Love Supreme) Ex: James Stachowski, O: Falan Alpert

(Black Daniels x Laurel Hill Pennies From Heaven) Ex: Sharon Blendinger, O: Joseph & Alisa Mertens

SUPREME SENSATION SMP

2014 $10,000 BUCKEYE AEPA YEARLING IN-HAND

2014 $100,000 ARABIAN HORSE TIMES ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2014 CHAMPION

2014 CHAMPION

ELEESA LR

(Tryst CCF x BA Inspiration) Ex: Jaime Nutter, B/O: Lindsay Rinehart

2015 $50,000 HALCON FURNITURE HALF-ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

NOBLE FFYRE

(IXL Noble Express x Foxy Afire) Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

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BAYONCE

2014 $50,000 HALCON FURNITURE HALF-ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2014 CHAMPION

DAVINCI REFLECTION WA

(SF Aftershoc x The Davinci Code) Ex: James Stachowski, O: Whispers Acres, Inc.


AEPA FuturitiEs

CHAMPIONS from the past

2013 $15,000 BUCKEYE AEPA YEARLING IN-HAND

2013 CHAMPION

NOBLE BACHARAH

(IXL Noble Express x Bonita Afire) Ex: Allen Zeller, B/O: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

2012 $12,000 AEPA BUCKEYE YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY

2012 CHAMPION

WP STATE OF SHOCK

(SF Specs Shocwave x Play Girl MSC) Ex: Rob Bick, O: David and Cindy Bandy

2013 $100,000 ARABIAN HORSE TIMES ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2013 CHAMPION

HEIRS NOBLE LOVE

(Afires Heir x Noble Aphroditie) Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: T. Karlton Jackson

2012 $100,000 AEPA ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2012 CHAMPION

BEL HEIR LR

(Afires Heir x JKF Wistful) Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: William Blankenship

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2013 $50,000 HALCON FURNITURE HALF-ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2013 CHAMPION

A THOUSAND STARS

(Baske Afire x Kalarama’s Celeste) Ex: Jim Stachowski, O: Kimberly Jarvis

2012 50,000 HALCON FURNITURE HALF-ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2012 CHAMPION

NUTCRACKER SWEET PF

(Undulata’s Nutcracker x Ames Deja Vu) Ex: James Stachowski, O: 6D Ranch Ltd.


CHAMPIONS from the past 2011 AEPA BUCKEYE YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY

2011 $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2011 CHAMPION

2010 $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2010 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT MATURITY

2010 CHAMPION

2010 CHAMPION

(Baske Afire x Firlite DGL) Ex: Brian Murch, O: Strawberry Banks Farm

(IXL Noble Express x Mystic Bey V) Ex: Jill Sherman, O: The Martin L. Sherman Jr. Family Trust

2011 CHAMPION

NOBLE FFYRE

(IXL Noble Express x Foxy Afire) Ex: Allen Zeller, O: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc

(Anza Padron x CP Dance Card) Ex: James Stachowski, O: Katherine Kirby

2010 AEPA BUCKEYE YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY

2009 AEPA BUCKEYE YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY

2010 CHAMPION

2009 CHAMPION

(IXL Noble Express x Bonita Afire) Ex: Allen Zeller, O: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

(IXL Noble Express x Hidee Afire) Ex: Allen Zeller, O: Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc.

NOBLE BACCARAT

2008 AEPA BUCKEYE YEARLING IN-HAND FUTURITY

2008 CHAMPION

HA SAHARA AFIRE

(Baske Afire x OCT Tassahara) Ex: Andy Sellman, O: Claire and Margaret Larson

NOBLE HALO

EXPRESSAMO

ROL FIRE MIST

CP SHENANIGAN

2009 $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2009 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT MATURITY

2009 CHAMPION

2009 CHAMPION

SF AFTERSHOC

GSF AMBIENZE

(SF Specs Shocwave x SF Sweet Elegance) (Apollopalooza x PWA Tusea) Ex: Peter Stachowski, O: Alicia Guzman Pace Ex: Juliet Carden, O: Nick and Juliet Carden

2008 $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2007 $100,000 ARABIAN SADDLE SEAT FUTURITY

2008 CHAMPION

2007 CHAMPION

(IXL Noble Express x Sweet Bravada Bey V) Ex: Joel Kiesner, O: Marty Shea

(Baske Afire x Las Veghaz) Ex: Shawn Rooker, O: Joseph Kinnarney

BRAVE AND NOBLE

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Purebred Leading Sires

The following charts are ranked both on a point system and on number of winners (get). The purebred halter and performance sires are assigned points as follows: Top Ten: 5 pts.; Reserve Champion: 8 pts.; and Champion: 10 pts. A versatile horse may win in a number of different classes. Thus, a purebred stallion represented by just one son or daughter with several wins is included in the points chart, but only once in number of winners. In the Half-Arabian charts, Half-Arabian winners were all the purebred sire requires to make the list. To make the overall charts, the sire needs to have points in both halter and performance with purebred and/or Half-Arabian winners. Only championship classes were considered. (Sport Horse, Dressage, Equitation, Showmanship and Horsemanship classes not included.) Lists based off results received by AHA.

DA Valentino

Da Vinci FM

Overall Leading Sire of Championship Halter wins 1. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) deceased ......................................4 2. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) ...............................3 Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) .......................................3

Overall Leading Sire of Championship Performance wins 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire), deceased ................17 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), deceased .................................11 3. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis) ............................................10 Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) ...........................10

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Afire Bey V

Leading Sires

Baske Afire

Overall Purebred & Half-Arabian Halter & Performance Points                 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) deceased ......757 2 Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), deceased  ......................653 3. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) .............361 4. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis)  .................................302 5. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic) ..........................280 6. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA) ............................244 7. SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) ...................180 8. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased ........................151 9. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) .............................119 10. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar)  ...........................118

Winners                 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) deceased ..................66 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), deceased  .........................59 3 Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis) ....................................33 4. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V)  ..................30 5 Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)...............................21 6. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic).............................19 7 SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR)  .....................16 8. Versace (Fame VF x Precious As Gold), deceased ...........................15        9. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique) ................................13 10. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love) deceased .............................12 Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar)  ..............................12

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Marwan Al Shaqab

Vitorio TO

Overall Purebred & Half-Arabian Halter Points                 1. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame)  ...... 121 2. Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)......................... 114 3. Stival (Gazal Al Shaqab x Paloma De Jamaal) .......................... 79 4. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased ...................... 70 5. Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) ......................... 63 6. Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) ................. 54 7. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) ................ 50 8. Trussardi (Stival x Precious As Gold) ................................. 48 ZT Marwteyn (Marwan Al Shaqab x ZT Ludjteyna) ............... 48 9. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire) deceased ................. 47

Winners                 1. Marwan Al Shaqab (Gazal Al Shaqab x Little Liza Fame) ..... 12 Vitorio TO (DA Valentino x Sol Natique)........................... 12 2. DA Valentino (Versace x DA Love), deceased ........... 8 3. Ever After NA (Sir Fames HBV x Entaicyng NA) .................. 7 Stival (Gazal Al Shaqab x Paloma De Jamaal) ............................ 7 4. Beijing BHF (Falcon BHF x Felisha BHF) .......................... 6 Bey Ambition (Regal Actor JP x Bey Shahs Lady) ................... 6 Da Vinci FM (Versace x Full Moon Astar) ........................... 6 5. Aria Impresario (Marwan Al Shaqab x GC Echlectica) ............. 5 Baahir El Marwan (Marwan Al Shaqab x HB Bessolea) .......... 5 Eden C (Enzo x Silken Sable) .......................................... 5 Trussardi (Stival x Precious As Gold) ................................... 5   

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Sundance Kid V

Afires Heir

Overall Purebred & Half-Arabian Performance Points                 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire), deceased ........... 710 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), deceased ...................... 643 3. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) ..............346 4. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis)  .................................289 5. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic)...........................270 6. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) ....... 264 7. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA).............................218 8. SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) .............. 170 9. Matoi (Zodiac Matador x Toe Ellenai), deceased ...................... 155 10.Apollopalooza (AA Apollo Bey x TF Magical Witch), deceased .. 146

Winners                 1. Afire Bey V (Huckleberry Bey x Autumn Fire), deceased ............. 64 2. Baske Afire (Afire Bey V x Mac Baske), deceased  ........................ 58 3. Afires Heir (Afire Bey V x Brassmis)  ...................................31 4. Sundance Kid V (Desperado V x Sweet Shalimar V) ................28 5. IXL Noble Express (MHR Nobility x RY Fire Ghazi) ......... 22 6. Mamage (Zodiac Matador x CF Fire Magic).............................19 7. Khadraj NA (Ponomarev x Khatreena NA)...............................18 8. SF Specs Shocwave (Afire Bey V x Spectra PR) ................ 15 VCP Magnifire (Afire Bey V x RY Fire Ghazi) .................. 15 Vegaz (Apollopalooza x SMS Forever Bay) ............................. 15

       

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Proudly Presenting Our New AHA President … Meet Nancy Harvey by Catherine Cole Ferandelli

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egardless of the countless roles she’s served at AHA, when you meet up with Nancy Harvey, you can always count on a lively, witty and energetic conversation. Yes, you will get all the answers to your questions, and yes, they will be ‘spot on,’ delivered with inimitable style and nimble ease. Suffice to say the exchange will be fulfilling and fun. But make no mistake about Nancy’s wry wordplay, as this is a woman who backs up her style with some of the deepest and detailed knowledge of anyone in the Arabian horse industry. As a long time business owner, Nancy has not only accomplished success in the tech industry, but has combined this and her horse savvy to serve a variety of needs within the world of the Arabian horse. Ever pursuing a ‘better way’, Nancy Harvey brings sound, energetic vigor to the multi-faceted role of AHA President. A Southern California native, Nancy is President and CEO of NAH Enterprises, a company she founded in 1990 from the ground up. NAH Enterprises specializes in being a “one stop shop” for the technical support and web development of boutique businesses, particularly individuals and small companies. Nancy’s career running NAH includes a vast background in systems and technology in the printing and publishing industry. ‘NAH’ works with many small firms in different industries, and in addition, she serves more than twenty horse shows per year in different capacities such as Show Manager, Show Secretary, USEF Steward, Judge, Course Designer and Ring Coordinator. Nancy’s love of horses goes back to her first, an Appaloosa. Reminiscing, Nancy recalls, “She was quite the ugly specimen as she had been kicked when a foal. The injury resulted in a giant calcium deposit on her jaw. However, that didn’t inhibit her huge heart and ability to jump darn near anything in front of her.” A few years later Nancy received her first Arabian horse …. and she was a gift! Nancy shares, “I owned her for fifteen years, showing her around Southern California in English, side saddle and other competitions. In those days, we entered everything.” Currently, Nancy owns a twenty year old

mare who has delivered—among other foals—a five year old Enzo daughter Nancy plans to show in combined driving and other driving competitions. A believer in immersing herself fully in anything she undertakes, and after only a short time as an Arabian horse owner, Nancy reached out to the Arabian horse industry to give back. One of Nancy’s early steps to involvement was taking a judging and management class from the legendary Norm Dunn, long time director of Cal-Poly Pomona’s Kellogg Arabian Horse Program. Nancy remembers, “Norm was a huge proponent of involvement … Youth judging, getting new people involved, promoting the Arabian horse through community and more. I quickly realized he and I shared the same basic philosophy of working together to make a positive difference in putting forward the Arabian horse to any and every one.” Nancy continues, “Norm understood (as do I) that positive change and innovation takes time, patience, structure, collaboration and tenacity. Further, we realized the constant need to be seeking out and inviting new folks to the world of our Arabian horses. We must invite them to join us, rather than find us. “Our 50th U.S. Nationals set a record with its Total Arabian Interactive Learning (T.A.I.L.) tours,” Nancy states. “With this event, we introduced many would-be

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horse lovers to the Arabian breed. Still, after the show is over, we need to keep these folks engaged and interested. That’s the challenge. This is one of my top priorities as AHA President.” Nancy’s equine positions have included: AHA Strategic Planning Committee, AHA Process Improvement Ad-Hoc Committee, USEF Strategic Planning Committee, the USEF Carriage Pleasure Driving Committee, the USEF Ad-Hoc Mileage Rule Revision Task Force, and the Agriculture Business Management Advisory Board at Cal Poly. Nancy holds judges’ cards with the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) in three breeds; Arabian, Andalusian and Friesian. She is also a Large “R” USEF Steward and has judged extensively throughout the States and world-wide. Another priority for Nancy is the AHA Youth members. In the years 1993-1996, Nancy worked with the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of (then) IAHA to develop the structure for the Youth Advisory Board. These efforts were instrumental to many beginnings: the first Youth Nationals, International Arabian Horse Youth Association, multiple Youth scholarship opportunities and the Youth of the Year Award to name a few. Nancy is vehement about bringing folks of all ages to the world of Arabian horses, but is especially passionate about our Youth, saying, “What better way to teach responsibility, patience, integrity and a great work ethic than to work with horses? Our Arabians are so attuned to humans which makes the relationship between youngster and horse even more special. Our Youth members can have the worst of days, yet there’s an Arabian horse waiting for them at the barn to patiently give empathy and affection. Whether showing competitively or simply taking a weekly riding lesson at a local barn, Arabian horses bring so much to our Youth. It’s a “win-win” relationship that can span a lifetime.” How does Nancy view AHA’s future? Nancy maintains, “There’s a whole lot of positive elements in the world of AHA and we must continue to build on them. We have an incredible staff at AHA. A huge number of willing volunteers. Our research data is second to none. We are the only breed registry I know of that offers a distress fund (Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund) to those in

need. Our judge schooling produces the most educated judges of any breed—professional beyond measure. These are just a few of our exemplary accomplishments on which we can build on for an even better image of AHA and the Arabian horse breed.” Nancy is particularly excited about “Future State,” the AHA tech platform currently being developed, stating, “Future State is the application of modern technology to make the business of the Arabian horse much simpler. Ultimately this will be a new and exciting way for the members, customers and vendors to interface with the Association. As it evolves, it will invite new, interested parties to learn more about Arabian horses and where they can see and meet them.” One would think Nancy would be content and plenty busy with an enterprising business, Presidential duties and other equine pursuits. Still, she confesses to two another passions, antiques and pre-World War II antique automobiles. Nancy smiles, remembering, “My parents loved antiques, so growing up we had them all over our home in Hacienda Heights, Calif. None of them were ever sold or given away, so now they furnish my home in nearby Sierra Madre.” As for pre-World War II antique automobiles, Nancy has made the trek to the famous Pebble Beach car show. Says Nancy, “Going to a car show is just like going to a horse show. Everyone is obsessed with their cars and their perfect presentation. The passion overflows into friendly camaraderie. Hardly surprising, I found horse people there!”n

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FACES & PLACES G em i n i Acre s E qu i ne, for t he s e c ond ye a r i n a row … was proud to open their gates on December 3, 2016, to those attending the Judges school. As always, Gemini loves nothing more than hosting Arabian horse enthusiasts at their Scottsdale farm. What more devoted group than those who aspire to be judges of our beautiful Arabian horse! Ally Nelson, PR associate of Gemini, shares, “Our goal is to provide the community with the best possible Arabian horse experience, and this is one avenue we know we can give back.” Giving students the opportunity to learn from horses such as the 2016 Arabian National Breeder Finals

Champion Weanling Colt, Lucius GA and internationally known stallion Da Vinci FM, allows them to get a taste of what they will be seeing in their near future as judges. There is much anticipation for this year’s class to succeed, as well as awaiting for next year’s students who hope to contribute to the greatness of the Arabian horse. Together, this industry has a beautifully bright future! n

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Select Show Horses …

A Lesson In Patience, Humility, Adaptability by K ara Larson

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s individuals, Kellie and Dalton Budd have impressive pasts with the Arabian horse. Since they were young, they found a home in the saddle, success in the show ring, and fulfillment in every moment spent with the horse. And yet, it wasn’t until they combined their passions for breeding, riding, training, teaching, and coaching through Select Show Horses that allowed them to unlock the possibly of their future with the horse. A future filled with hard work, constant growth, meaningful relationships, talented horses, moments of elation, and a realization of honest success. As their individual strengths come together to build a partnership unlike any other, they are humble enough to recognize the importance of perspective.   Now nine years into their partnership, Dalton attributes their growth and perspective to a greater understanding of the big picture. A great horseman, he thinks, possesses patience, humility, and adaptability. He explains, “I think you have to be humble enough to recognize that this is an ever-changing and constantly evolving industry. Whatever you’re doing today, someone may figure out a better way to do tomorrow. So adaptability is one of the biggest things horse trainers need to possess, but it can be hard because this is very much an industry that can allow you to get stuck in your ways. If it works, you want to keep doing it. But I think that it’s a necessity, especially in this day and age with so many young and successful horse trainers. You have to take something you learn, pay attention to that trend as it changes, and be willing to grow with it.”

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Training Philosophy This forward-thinking comes to life in the horses and riders of Select Show Horses. When Kellie and Dalton work with a horse and rider duo, they use their individual natural abilities to build a barn full of cohesive, talented teams. As Dalton primarily starts and trains the horses, Kellie is in charge of the instruction and teaching side of the business. However, each of them is comfortable in each other’s roles, and as such, they’re able to work through various problems that may arise for either horse or rider. Kellie explains, “Dalton is really good at lessons and I am comfortable to help him work and school horses. If we’re trying to figure out why a rider is having trouble on a horse, I can ride it a couple of times and we find out what that roadblock is.” Between the two of them, Dalton can work out what the horse has to do and

Kellie the rider, to make it work for both. This is essential to the success of Select Show Horses. Kellie relays, “When we’re giving a lesson, Dalton is really in-tune to what that horse is or isn’t doing that needs to happen in order to have it step up and be more successful. Whereas, my eye is always drawn to what the rider is doing to help them with any correction.” Their dualistic approach certainly translates into their ability to connect horse to rider. Their capacity to coach and train is unique and special—an undoubtedly rare gift. And it shows in the success of the youth and adult amateurs at Select Show Horses. In the past three years, their riders have garnered more than 100 national wins. Just this past year, the amateurs brought home 4 national championships, 11 reserve national championships, and over 75 top tens. 

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These are accomplished riders—riders that show up to every class and ride with confidence, poise, and sportsmanship. And these qualities can be sourced back to Kellie and Dalton’s training philosophy. Kellie shares, “I think that if we asked the amateurs what our training philosophy is, they would probably answer that you can never really be content with where you’re at—you always have to be striving to improve, whether that’s practicing on a lesson horse or your show horse or doing things outside of the barn to make yourself better. As soon as you get complacent, somebody else is going to work harder and get better than you.” Kellie and Dalton impart on their riders that every ride is about working hard and striving to achieve your personal best. With as many adult amateurs and youth as they have, they find it vital to focus on not getting overly upset or critical of a bad ride, but using it as a learning experience. “Not every ride is going to be your best ride, but you have to be able to take something from that, because there are too many variables to this sport.” Dalton adds, “If you expect every ride to be a blue ribbon ride, you never really know how to handle the situations where things go south.” 

With this levelheaded approach at the base of their teaching, Kellie and Dalton want to help their amateurs grow as people and as horsemen. Though they are tremendously competitive in the moment of the horse show, for Kellie and Dalton, the horses and prizes are secondary to all of the relationships formed in this community and how important it all becomes. “At the end of the day, nobody really remembers who specifically came out this year or that year as national champion in this class or that class. You just remember the riders who left an overall impression in your head as successful riders, good sportsmen, and great competitors. I feel like that’s so much more important than being that one kid who won a ribbon that one time.” The talented amateurs at Select Show Horses, Kellie shares, are the whole reason she isn’t focused much on the show ring herself anymore. Bottom line, she loves teaching people to ride, watching them compete and seeing them implement all the things that she’s taught them. “That’s the part, to me, that is most fulfilling.” She adds, “I think above everything else we’ve had the opportunity to do in this, being a part of those kids’ lives and watching them grow up and become good kids—that’s just more important than anything. It makes it all worth it.” 

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Embracing Evolution As Kellie and Dalton continue to have success in and out of the show ring, growth is constantly encouraged. With new amateurs and horses, they inspire promising horsemen to join the team— employees like Kelly Bangs, who Kellie sees as ambitious, hard working, and a necessity to their team and program. This growth has also motivated a few moves and additions to their facilities. In the beginning, Kellie started the operation at her grandparents’ farm just south of their current farm location in Sheridan, Indiana. She remembers, “My grandparents had a small family breeding operation and we were there until we were literally busting at the seams. We had stalls in the arena; we had makeshift stalls outside of the barn. It was rough. And then my parents helped us to build this place here, which has 55 stalls. “However,” Kellie laughs, “now we have stalls in the arena again— we’re busting out of this place, too. So, we just met with a contractor for the third time today to figure out expansion, adding more stalls and another workspace—it’s just always an evolution.”  

Beyond evolving into and out of various farms, Kellie and Dalton continue to grow as horse trainers every step of the way. This goes back to one of the traits they believe makes a great horseman: adaptability. Kellie and Dalton make a point to learn from a wide range of people they respect, trying to expand their own skillset and inform their individual training and coaching style. It is with the guidance of trainers and instructors they admire that Kellie and Dalton have honed in on their own creative voices working with the horse and their rider. Kellie shares, “We both always say that the point at which you think you don’t have anything left to learn and know how to do everything is the point at where you start to slip.”   For them, it’s key to keep talking to people, not being afraid to ask questions, watching people work horses, and paying attention. Through all of this learning and growing, Kellie has one important note. “You can take a little bit that you learn from every person and let those be a part of the way you do things. You can’t emulate somebody else; you have to be yourself. You take all the things that you like that you learn along the way and figure out how

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you make those things your own and then create yourself. As a trainer or as an instructor or even just a rider in this industry, if you’re trying to be somebody else, you’re just not going to get very far.”   One of the most impactful things Kellie has taken away from working with instructors she respects is the consideration of the way people say things. “Sometimes I think we all see it, but we can’t figure out how to say it. We’ve been able to work with Ellen Beard and Lillian Shively and Mandy Robinett—all kinds of different people with different backgrounds. So when I listen to them, I don’t just try to think about what they’re saying, but how they’re saying it.” It’s no secret that a fresh voice can repackage a phrase or instruction in a new way and you finally hear it. For Dalton and Kellie, it’s about assessing their work, watching intently, and translating it into their own words and methods.  Time and experience are also attributing factors for success with this duo. As they have grown more patient, they have an appreciation for each of their primary roles. On the instruction side, beyond a wealth of special moments inside and outside the show ring, one of Kellie’s major successes came in travelling to South Africa with a rider on the Elite USEF Young Rider Team. And on the training side, Dalton has been able to demonstrate his riding and showing prowess through outstanding performances. Just this past year, he took home 2 national championships, 2 reserve national championships and numerous top tens in some of the deepest classes in the English division. Beyond the show ring, every moment with the horses and the people affords Kellie and Dalton an opportunity to progress. “Every year you do this, you encounter different things and new things come up.” Dalton adds, “Once you’ve experienced something, you deal with it better the next time. Whether that’s client management or horse management or traumatic situations or exciting situations—you handle yourself differently with each experience.” 

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Thinking Ahead When Kellie considers how the horse has shaped her life, she pauses and laughs. “That’s it. For horse trainers in general, and for sure Dalton and I, that’s just all there is. This is not a job; this is a lifestyle,” she begins. “You do this twentyfour hours a day, seven days a week. That’s not to say we don’t have other hobbies or interests, but everything centers on the horse. It’s just such a good community and it makes everybody who they are—it’s just your whole identity. I can’t even be like, well what would I be without it? Because I have no idea.”   This illustrates the commitment Kellie and Dalton dedicate to Select Show Horses. They have devoted their lives to this, and as such, they’re not about to get complacent or let anything get in the way of the integrity of their horses and amateurs. The final piece of the puzzle for them is figuring out, how to not only maintain, but how to improve upon this integrity. Kellie begins, “I think this is where Dalton and I are going to start to see a pretty amazing next cycle. We have had a lot of kids with us since they were little and now, they’re growing up and aging out and quite a few of them are interested in coming to work for us. And even though that cycle is just starting, it’s pretty amazing.” She adds, “To think about being able to teach someone from the very beginning and then growing your business so that they have the opportunity to get involved in this industry—it’s a full cycle.”    Kellie and Dalton believe that having these elite riders join them on the training and instruction side is going to be an integral part of their growth process in the next four or five years. And that’s what they’re thinking about right now— their future in this all-consuming, wonderful Arabian horse world. As a final little nugget of perspective in the big picture, Kellie shares, “I think about all the time how this industry is just one tiny segment of all the things that go on in this world. It has created its own tiny sliver of a world within the world. All of us do this with so much passion and we’re all drawn to it and we’re all completely and totally immersed in this to the point that we really do live in the horse bubble. But in the giant scheme of things, no one really knows about this. It’s our own very individual, very special community of people.”    And yet, this tiny sliver of a world is where this duo wants to live, work, and inspire those around them. n

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… just the right mix of CHAOS and Love. Love.

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Sure Fire Redemption CHERYL WENDLING

� Kellie & Dalton, We can’t thank you enough, for the opportunity to

“Live the Dream.” We are beyond proud of what you both are accomplishing, and so grateful to have the chance to be part of it! Love you so much! Cheryl & Lova

(aka “Mom” & “GMR”)

Vegaz Showstopper

DALTON BUDD

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you have done for us over the years. From a pony ride at an elementary school 11 years ago, to our first shows, and ultimately to national championships, you have been there to inspire us to do our best. You have taught us not only horsemanship, but more importantly how to be better people in all aspects of our lives. We are eternally grateful to have you as trainers, and blessed to have

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ďż˝ Kellie and Dalton,

From the beginning, you have always been my

champions. There are no words to express how grateful I am for all the years you dedicated to me. I truly could not imagine where I would be without you. As I have progressed through this journey, my hopes and dreams have done nothing but grow, and your unwavering support is what has allowed me to accomplish what I never thought possible. I am so proud to be part of Select Show Horses and everything you have accomplished.

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All my love, Faith Robbins

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FAITH ROBBINS

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FAITH ROBBINS


� Dear Dalton and Kellie,

I’m so beyond grateful

for everything you have done for me over these past few years. You have helped me to achieve my wildest dreams and the two of you work harder than anyone I know. I can’t wait for the years to come! Thank you for everything!

Love, Nora Shaffer

I’m so thankful to have

Kellie and Dalton in my life. They have made me into the rider I never thought I could be. Through their mentoring and friendship, I am able to call Select Show Horses my second home. Thank you, we love you both!

Corrine Joss

Blaze Afire BF

CORRINE JOSS

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Let me start by saying, thank

you, for taking the time to be two amazing horse trainers. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, and to all of us, that means the world. You both have not just taught me how to play the sport, but have become part of what I consider home. I feel fortunate that I have been given all these opportunities in the show ring, but I am even more grateful to have you two by my side. I am looking forward to the future and continued success! I love you both!

Skylar Gunlicks

There’s no one quite

like a special coach in life, and no coaches quite as special as you, Kellie and Dalton. Thank you, Connor Koch

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Man About Vegaz VA JANELL VOSS

� “Thank You , Kellie and

Dalton, for helping me to rekindle my passion for the Arabian horse and take it to a level I never thought possible. You’ve helped me find some amazing horses and worked so hard to train them and coach me so that we could achieve phenomenal results. I appreciate your honesty and integrity in all aspects of the operation and your unwavering commitment to the success of every horse and rider that comes through your barn. It’s been fun and I’m looking forward to an exciting 2017.”

Mac Shoc WA

DALTON BUDD

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The ARHA Futurity Classic …

ShowcaSing Reining’S BeSt and Sizing Up the action FoR 2017 by Sue Adams

The 14th Annual Arabian and Half-Arabian Reining Horse Futurity Classic opens Thursday, February 16, at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show at WestWorld. Reining classes continue through the next week with finals weekend ending on Saturday evening before the Scottsdale Show’s closing on Sunday, February 26. Widely recognized as the largest and most prestigious Arabian horse show in the world, wins at Scottsdale launch the show season with distinction—as well as an array of prizes including cash awards, saddles, trophies and buckles. Reining competitions are all about action, not only on the part of horses and riders, but with a lot of vocal support from the audience. Competitors in each class ride specific patterns and are judged by their ability to ride that pattern as perfectly as possible. The horses are highly responsive to rider queues making this sport both a mental and physical challenge for riders. Reining is sometimes described as western riding dressage and the sport is now included in the World Equestrian Games. “Arabian reining continues as the fastest growing of all Arabian disciplines and has attracted many new participants in the past decade,” says ARHA President Judy Kibler. “Each year we revise our programs and class schedule to better meet the needs of our reining competitors and sponsors alike. The success and growth of the youth reining classes that precede our Futurity and Open classes encourage us to continue to think forward and welcome everyone to learn about our great sport.” Four and five year old horses compete in the Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurity Classic with elimination rounds leading to finals classes in the Wells Fargo Advisors sponsored Reining Arena 5. Amateur riders can also participate in the Non-Pro Derby, which draws a lot of attention and a great deal of enthusiasm. Open to adult amateur riders with horses aged 6, 7 and 8 years, the Derby is a jackpot format. This event provides a good reining horse an opportunity to successfully compete for a number of years and offers newcomers an affordable opportunity to buy an older, well-trained horse to start competing. This class runs concurrent with the AAOTR Championship class. “As people discover reining, participation becomes a family and friends affair and draws even more people to the action,” explains ARHA Treasurer Hoyt Rose. “What begins as one family member riding, usually doesn’t stay that way for very long. As a group, we reiners are

Above Top: 2016 Scottsdale H/A Reining Futurity Classic Champion TS MAE GOSSIP (What It Takes x Janie Mae Gossip) with Andrea Fappani for owner Amanda Brumley Above Bottom: Arabian Reining Horse Association past president Eleanor Hamilton, with Hesa Zee+/ (Xenophonn x Somthing Special). Right: 2016 Scottsdale Arabian Reining Futurity Classic Champion ZEE GUNSLINGER (Al-Marah Matt Dillon x Zee Arlene), with Crystal McNutt for owner David Thielman.

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Left: Regulars on the amateur reining circuit, mother and daughter team, Kathryn and Audrey Hart were once again successful in 2016 with championship wins on Vallejo Beautifulmoon and Dunit On Fyre RA. Below Top: Were Dun Johnny (Were Dun x BSF Fiona), the Overall and Half-Arabian Money Earner with Crystal McNutt for owners Susan, Allyson and Bradley Friedman. Below Center: Fyre In The Skye (Hesa Zee x Sarabask), remains the Top Arabian Money Earner since 2009 with Brian Welman for past owner Richard Ames, but is now with owners John and Susan Mekeel. Brian Welman continues to dominate as the Leading Trainer of purebred Arabian reiners by payout. Below Bottom: Tyson Randle remains a consistent presence as a Leading Trainer of reining horses.

very supportive of each other. Because each rider is judged on an individual ride, other competitors are on the rail cheering on the rider in the ring which is rather unusual in horse show competition. People are drawn to that kind of fun and camaraderie; the atmosphere is very welcoming.” “I think reining is also unique in that people get involved in this sport at all ages and stages in life,” Rose continues. “Our Youth division is active, but we have any number of strong amateur competitors who actually didn’t start in reining until they retired and began riding. I think that says a great deal of the appeal of our sport.” Founded in 1998, the Arabian Reining Horse Association (ARHA) membership promotes the natural athletic abilities and versatility of Arabian and Half-Arabian reining horses, and produces the annual Futurity Classic competition. Since its founding, the ARHA has paid some 1.3 million dollars in prize monies during the Futurity shows in addition to prize monies at regional shows. Funding is supported in part by the donation of breeding rights, called stud fees, to some of the industry’s top reining horse sires in both Arabian and Quarter Horse breeds. Half-Arabians are extremely popular as they combine the best traits of both breeds and make outstanding competitors. Additional funding comes from the support of sponsors and a product and services online auction that was launched last year. Anyone can bid on the wide array of online auction items at the ARHA website. “We’re very proud that the ARHA competition at Scottsdale has made a name in the highly competitive sport,” says President Kibler. “A number of reining trainers who had never worked with Arabians have joined our competitive ranks in the past few years. That these talented trainers chose to come to our Scottsdale show speaks well for the respect Arabian reining has gained and we wish good luck to all this year.” For additional information about Arabian Reining, the ARHA and auction items, visit the organization’s website at www.ARHA.net.

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Reining’s Judging System Promotes Global Appeal

The popularity of reining is evident from the official acceptance of the sport over 64 years ago by both the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) and the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF). In 1966, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) was founded and held its first Futurity in Columbus, Ohio. The NRHA’s Judging System is a highly acclaimed format for the judging of equine events that includes technical and stylistic elements coupled with considerable difficulty. Each maneuver of the riding pattern is judged separately to produce an overall score. This degree of perceived fairness that is built in the judging system, scoring each ride as opposed to judging one rider against the other class riders, has elevated the appeal of reining. The standards are universal, with the NRHA Handbook setting the approved riding patterns for every competition held anywhere in the world. Annual Judges Schools and International Seminars maintain the skill level of judges and all NRHA sanctioned events must be judged by approved judges. The standards for competitions and many of the riding patterns established by the NRHA have been gradually incorporated in a number of other equine associations, including the USEF and AQHA. Reining is the only western riding discipline included in the prestigious global organization for equitation, the Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI). FEI World Equestrian Games™, the international governing body for all Olympic equestrian disciplines. The World Equestrian Games added reining as a recognized discipline in cooperation with the NRHA in 2000.

A Few Words About Our Loyal Sponsors

Reining’s appeal draws beyond the competitors and the audience on the rail. ARHA Futurity Classic support is apparent from sponsorship loyalty and the enthusiastic participation of new sponsors. Well Fargo Advisors, LLC returns as Reining Arena 5 sponsor for the seventh consecutive year. Wells Fargo Advisors, is a non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo & Company, providing advisory services, asset management, brokerage services, estate planning strategies, retirement planning, portfolio analysis and monitoring, and other financial services through approximately 15,000 Financial Advisors. New for the 2017 Futurity Classic, ARHA brings the winner’s circle outside the ring and introduces Preferred Automotive Dealerships as the winner’s circle first sponsor. A group of six different dealerships serving West Michigan, Preferred offers a wide array of cars and trucks to meet the needs of every customer. Also new this year, ARHA announces a multi-year partnership with RaDon, Inc. of New Prague, Minn., as the “Official Custom Stall Drape Sponsor of ARHA.” RaDon launches the company’s 50th “Golden” Anniversary celebration with its first participation in the Scottsdale ARHA Futurity Classic. Through partnership with RaDon, the ARHA offers an exciting, unique addition to the online auction collection. Bidding opens with the show on a hand-painted original stall drape mural by Wendy Morris Tank, aptly titled “Rising Stars”, as a tribute to future Scottsdale equine champions of all disciplines. “Rising Stars” highlights Markel Insurance as presenting sponsor of the finals weekend classes on Friday and Saturday of the closing weekend of the show. A longtime supporter of reining and all other equine disciplines, Markel, the insurance company with horse sense™, knows horse insurance. For over 50 years, Markel has protected horse owners, horse professionals, and horse-related businesses by providing farm and ranch, horse mortality and equine liability insurance coverages. The familiar mobile tack store of Kyle Tack of Whitesboro, Tex, another loyal supporter and good friend of ARHA, returns to Marshall’s now traditional location at the northeast corner of Wells Fargo Advisors Reining Arena 5. Arena maintenance is once again provided by Bingham Equipment Company, headquartered in Mesa, Ariz. Founded in 1955, Bingham Equipment now boasts eight locations around Arizona. And the grand dame of reining, Eleanor Hamilton, of Eleanor’s Arabian Farm in Rogers, Minn., together with her late multichampion stallion, Hesa Zee, continue to be staunch supporters of the sport where Hesa Zee’s offspring carry on his legacy. Additional new sponsors for the 2017 Futurity Classic include Barbara’s Custom Hats of Ft. Worth, Tex., SPH Performance Gear from New Braunfels, Tex. and Pyranha insect control products of Houston, Tex. The ARHA expresses thanks and appreciation for the support of each of these fine sponsors! Ar abian Horse Times | 4 | Reining


The 2005-2016

SCOTTSDALE AND ARBC REINING FUTURITIES— To date, since 2005, the Scottsdale Reining Futurity Finals has paid out over 1.3 million *($1,377,576.32), and the ARBC, over $165,000 in just three years. Payouts provided by ARHA and are Championship Payout figures only. Owners and Trainers listed at time of win. GRAND TOTAL- $1,686,704

TOP TEN OVERALL MONEY EARNERS— 1. WERE DUN JOHNNY – $49,214 – Champion ($30,000); 2-time Reserve ($11,000 & $7,739): 3rd ($475) 2013 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC (Res) 2014 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC (Ch) 2014 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC LEVEL 4 OPEN (Res) 2015 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC LTD NP (3rd) O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman, T: Crystal McNutt 2. TR TEXAS T - $49,200 – Champion ($40,000) and 3rd ($9,200) 2008 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 3. FYRE IN THE SKYE - $45,000 – Champion ($20,000) and Champion ($25,000) 2009 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2008 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 4. HOLLYWOOD PLAYBOY - $42,000 – Champion ($40,000) and 6th ($2,000) 2006 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - O: Fieldcrest Farms LLC, T: Crystal McNutt 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC - O: Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson, Trainer: Gordon Potts 5. JSN WHIZZEN - $41,547 – Two-time Champion ($36,000 & $506); Reserve($641); 6th ($4,400) 2012 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2011 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2015 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC INT. NP (CH); 2015 ARBC H/A/ FUTURITY CLASSIC (RES) O: Jensen Arabians, Inc., T: Crystal McNutt 6. TR SKID MARK - $40,520 – Champion ($36,000) and 7th ($4,520) 2010 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC T: Tyson Randle 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC T: Matt Mills, O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 7. DIAMONDS A SHINING – Champion - $40,000 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Joe Betten, T: Crystal McNutt 8. CR DUDLEY DUN RIGHT – Champion - $36,000 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Robert and Devin Miller, T: Steve Schwartzenberger TA MOZART - $36,000 – Champion ($16,000) and Champion ($20,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC; 2011 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Kimberly Tillman, T: John O’Hara TUCKS FOR BUCKS – Champion - $36,000 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Catherine and Robert Walther, T: John O’Hara

Original Scottsdale Futurity Foundation Sponsors, l-r: Dick Ames, Eleanor Hamilton, Joe Betten and Tom Redmond.

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TOP FIVE ARABIAN MONEY EARNERS— 1. FYRE IN THE SKYE - $45,000 – Champion ($20,000) and Champion ($25,000) 2009 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC OTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2008 SCOTTSDALE O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 2. TA MOZART - $36,000 – Champion ($16,000) and Champion ($20,000) 2012 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC OTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2011 SCOTTSDALE O: Richard Ames, T: John O’Hara 3. ALL MAXED OUT RA - $28,296 – 3-time Champion ($16,000, $7,712 and $647) Reserve ($437.50); 4th ($3,500) 2013 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC (4th), O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 2014 SCOTTSDALE OTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC, T: Andrea Fappani 2014 ARBC ARABIAN FUTURITY CLASSIC LEVEL 4 OPEN, T: Andrea Fappani 2014 ARBC ARABIAN FUTURITY CLASSIC LEVEL 4 NON-PRO, O: Cotton McNutt 2015 ARBC ARABIAN FUTURITY CLASSIC NON-PRO DERBY (RES) O: Cotton McNutt 4. WHAT IT TAKES – Champion - $25,000 2006 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc., T: Tyson Randle 5. MINDING PS AND QS - $24,200 – Champion ($20,000) and 3rd ($4,200) 2007 SCOTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC OTTSDALE ARABIAN REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2006 SCOTTSDALE O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman

TOP FIVE HALF-ARABIAN MONEY EARNERS— 1. WERE DUN JOHNNY – $49,214 – Champion ($30,000); 2-time Reserve ($11,000 & $7,739) 3rd ($475) 2013 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC (Res) 2014 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC (Ch) 2014 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC LEVEL 4 OPEN (Res) 2015 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC LTD NP (3rd) O: Susan Lefevre-Friedman, T: Crystal McNutt 2. TR TEXAS T - $49,200 – Champion ($40,000) and 3rd ($9,200) 2008 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames/Mindy Peters? (2/20/08), T: Brian Welman 2007 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Richard Ames, T: Brian Welman 3. HOLLYWOOD PLAYBOY - $42,000 – Champion ($40,000) and 6th ($2,000) 2006 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Fieldcrest Farms LLC, T: Crystal McNutt 2005 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC O: Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson, T: Gordon Potts 4. JSN WHIZZEN - $41,5470 – Two-time Champion ($36,000); Reserve($641); 6th ($4,400) 2012 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2011 SCOTTSDALE OTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC 2015 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC INT. NP (CH) 2015 ARBC H/A FUTURITY CLASSIC (RES) O: Jensen Arabians, T: Crystal McNutt 5. TR SKID MARK - $40,520 – Champion ($36,000) and 7th ($4,520) 2010 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC, T: Tyson Randle 2009 SCOTTSDALE HA/AA REINING FUTURITY CLASSIC, T: Matt Mills O: Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc

Crystal McNutt remains the Overall and Half-Arabian Leading Trainer by # of winners and payouts.

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TOP FIVE OVERALL OWNERS— by Number of Winners 1. Richard Ames 2. Buckshot Farms 3. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 4. Timothy Anderson Joe Betten

by Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Joe Betten 3. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 4. Buckshot Farms 5. Kimberly Tillman

17 11 8 6 6

$226,251 $89,830 $86,880 $64,539 $61,240

TOP FIVE ARABIAN OWNERS—

TOP FIVE HALF-ARABIAN OWNERS—

By Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Kimberly Tillman 3. David Kent 4. Cotton McNutt 5. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

By Payout 1. Richard Ames 2. Joe Betten 3. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. 4. Susan LeFevre-Friedman 5. Timothy Anderson

$116,670 $39,350 $27,000 $26,597 $25,000

$108,872 $79,830 $61,880 $49,214 $48,400

TOP FIVE OVERALL BREEDERS—

TOP FIVE ARABIAN BREEDERS—

by Payout 1. Richard Ames $174,786 2. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. $166,747 3. Buckshot Farms $122,710 4. Sage Hill Arabians $85,010 5. Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson $73,535

By Payout 1. Joyce Borchardt 2. Richard Ames 3. Toskhara Arabians LP 4. Bazy Tankersley 5. Dusty Morgan

TOP FIVE HALF-ARABIAN BREEDERS— By Payout 1. Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc. $149,983 2. Buckshot Farms $103,873 3. Richard Ames $102,677 4. Ronald Scott and Carolyn Gipson $73,535 5. Crown Ranch $65,220

Overall, Arabian and Half-Arabian Leading Owners and Breeders of Reining Futurity winners by # of Winners and Payouts, above, clockwise: Richard Ames, Cedar Ridge Arabians, and Joe Betten, Kimberly Tillman, Cori Vokoun of Buckshot Farms, Joyce Borchardt and Tom Redmond, Wolf Springs Ranches, Inc.

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$72,636 $72,588 $72,096 $38,532 $34,740


TOP FIVE OVERALL TRAINERS— by Number of Winners 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. John O’Hara 4. Brian Welman 5. Jim Anderson Kim Diercks Matt Mills

by Payout 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. Brian Welman 4. John O’Hara 5. Steve Schwartzenberger

38 23 17 15 5 5 5

$358,727 $245,065 $222,536 $194,276 $59,980

TOP FIVE ARABIAN TRAINERS—

TOP FIVE HALF-ARABIAN TRAINERS—

By Payout 1. Brian Welman 2. Crystal McNutt 3. John O’Hara 4. Tyson Randle 5. Nathan Kent

By Payout 1. Crystal McNutt 2. Tyson Randle 3. John O’Hara 4. Brian Welman 5. Steve Schwartzenberger

$106,064 $102,529 $61,360 $60,125 $34,218

TOP FIVE OVERALL SIRES— by Number of Winners 1. Hollywood Dun It (deceased) 2. Zee Mega Bucks Were Dun (deceased) 3. What It Takes 4. Hollywood White Kordelas

11 10 10 8 7 7

Owner AQHA - McQuay’s Stables Russ Brown AQHA - Buckshot Farms Silver Spurs Equine & Kit Hall AQHA - Forgotten Lane Farm Toskhara Arabians LP

TOP FIVE PUREBRED SIRES— by Number of Arabian and Half-Arabian winners 1. Zee Mega Bucks 2. What It Takes 3. Kordelas 4. AM Good Oldboy Hesa Zee

10 8 7 6 6

Owner Russ Brown Silver Spurs Equine & Kit Hall Toskhara Arabians LP Bazy Tankersley Eleanor Hamilton

$250,086 $184,940 $132,916 $116,472 $59,980

by Payout 1. Were Dun (deceased) $114,893 2. Zee Mega Bucks $106,117 3. Hesa Zee $92,961 4. Hollywood Dun It $83,633 (deceased) 5. Hollywood White $79,208

Owner AQHA - Buckshot Farms Russ Brown Eleanor Hamilton AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA - Forgotten Lane Farm

by Payout 1. Zee Mega Bucks $106,117 2. Hesa Zee $92,961 3. Kordelas $80,278 4. HH Maxemus $50,535 5. What It Takes $42,917

Owner Russ Brown Eleanor Hamilton Toskhara Arabians LP Stacey Grandon & Lisa Kirkpatrick Silver Spurs Equine & Kit Hall

TOP FIVE HALF-ARABIAN SIRES— by Number of Winners 1. Hollywood Dun It (deceased) 11 2. Were Dun (deceased) 10 3. Hollywood White 7 4. Brennas Golden Dunit 4 Colonels Smoking Gun 4 Im Genuinely Smart 4 Tucknicolor 4

Owner AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA - Buckshot Farms AQHA - Forgotten Lane Farm AQHA - John Rivard/Remedy Ranch AQHA - McQuay’s Stables AQHA - Kimberly Tillman AQHA

by Payout 1. Were Dun 2. Hollywood Dun It 3. Hollywood White 4. Brennas Golden Dunit 5. Ima Dun Kid

Sire’s Owner AQHA - Buckshot Farms AQHA - McQuay’s Stables (deceased) AQHA - Forgotten Lane Farm AQHA John Rivard/Remedy Ranch AQHA

$114,893 $83,633 $79,208 $65,694 $61,468

Above left: Purebred Arabian sire Zee Mega Bucks reigns supreme as an Overall Leader of purebred and Half-Arabian winners by number and payouts. Above right: Were Dun, a Quarter Horse, impresses as a sire of Half-Arabian winners by Payout. Left: Hollywood Dun It remains the Overall and Leading Quarter Horse Sire of Half-Arabian winners by sheer number.

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From Florida With Love … Pat Dempsey’s Beloveds Farm

Foreground image: Suzanne • Background image: Sparagowski • Composite image design: Jenn Trickey

by Theresa Cardamone

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BELOVED MARCANGELO BF (QR Marc x Magnums Angel JD)

at Dempsey has a penchant for breeding exceptional Arabian horses, regardless of the location or the decade. Her unerring eye for excellence and strong belief in her own judgement put her Wapiti Ranch amongst the most elite breeders of the 1980’s. Located 9,000 feet up in the Colorado Rockies, the Wapiti horses were primarily of Polish and Spanish descent, and coveted by astute horsemen. Fast forward to today, and Pat is riding the crest of the wave of success she began three years ago when she re-established herself as Beloveds Farm. After a hiatus from the industry of over a dozen years and relocation from 100 feet of annual snowfall to the perpetual summer of the Sunshine State, Pat has reemerged as one of the most prominent breeders in the business. Ar abian Horse Times | 158 | Volume 47, No. 7


BELOVED GRACIOUS LADY (Bey Ambition x AP Sheez Sassy)

SVA CHATS PA JÁMAS (PA Paschal x AR Chats Meow)

In one of the most competitive classes at the 2016 United States National Championships, Beloved Gracious Lady followed up her unanimous Region 15 championship with a spectacular performance in Tulsa, emerging as the highest scorer in the Arabian Yearling Filly Breeders Sweepstakes Championship. She tallied an impressive 394.5 points—a full 3 points higher than her closest competitor. Also amongst the top ten fillies was Beloved Joy to Behold, who had been named the Canadian National Champion Yearling Filly earlier in the summer. Beloved Farms’ entire 2015 foal crop numbered only three, making that chart-topping performance even more meaningful. Not to be outdone, three-year-old SVA Chats Pa Jámas earned the title of Reserve National Champion Three-Year-Old Filly and won her second straight top ten in the Junior Mare finals for Beloveds Farm. “I’ve only been back in it four years now and just had the most winners at the U.S. Nationals for the second year in a row,” Pat related. “Quality is still quality!”

Such incredible outcomes prove the point that Pat Dempsey understands what it takes to create a great horse. Breeders must be visionaries to be successful. Never one to go with the status quo, Pat uses her head, but follows her heart … a philosophy that has made her a leader in the industry. “I was the first person to ever breed to Bey Shah,” she recalled. “At that time, there was pressure to breed ‘pure’ this or ‘pure’ that … and I said, you know what? I’m breeding to him anyway! I got two incredible fillies out of my pure Spanish mare WR Keridas Joya, a daughter of my foundation mare WN Mi Kerida+. One was Bey Shah’s first Cal-Bred Champion Filly, who defeated over 180 others in 1986. Then the next year, her full sister went Reserve Champion as I recall. Those were Bey Shah’s first babies.”

It wasn’t only the fillies who represented Beloveds Farm so beautifully at the U.S. Nationals, the colts did more than their share of spreading the glory. Beloved MarcAngelo BF won the 2016 National Champion TwoYear-Old Colt title in splendid fashion and topped that off with a top five in the Junior Stallion championship. Rounding out the top ten in that same class were two more examples of Pat’s 2014 colts, the beautiful Gazal Al Shaqab son Beloved Call to Glory and Beloved One NA+, who had previously earned the title of 2015 Reserve National Champion Junior Stallion. It was a phenomenal achievement to have three of the Top Ten Junior Stallions carrying the banner for a single owner.

The popularity of the Beloved Farms breeding program with judges and enthusiasts alike is truly remarkable and validates Pat’s strategy. “Our page on the Arabian Horse Times calendar has won the AHT Readers’ Choice Award for the past two years,” Pat proudly confides. She finds the global aspects of contemporary Arabian horse breeding extremely interesting, while remaining wistful about the loss of some popular traditions. She laments the exile of halter horses to the Pavilion at Nationals, remembering the finals nights of the past when tickets were a hot item and the entire audience dressed to the nines. “The evening would start with the Stallion Championship and end with Park,” Pat recalled. “Now the halter horses are so isolated, they may as well have their own show!” For Pat, the United States Nationals was the pinnacle of success. n

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Doreen Andersen

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What has your path been in the industry? (How did you get started? What lead you to become a trainer? How long did you train?) My mom worked as an assistant trainer at a Saddlebred and Tennessee Walking Horse farm in Indiana, and my dad owned Quarter Horses, so I grew up with horses and started riding when I was three years old. Around 1965, Wayne Pavel approached my mom about training several of his black Arabians, and a few years later my parents opened Barb Henry Stables, breeding, training and showing Arabians and Half-Arabians. I actually trained my first Arabian at the age of nine. Both my sister and I were involved in 4-H, as well as traveling and showing on the Arabian horse circuit with my parents. We moved to Michigan in 1973 and after college, I bought my first Half-Arabian and started showing and working with 4-H kids. I started working at HaJa Hall, where I met Kurt Bartz, and in 1992 we opened Quest Training Stable. Early on I realized our industry future lay with our youth, so I focused my training program around kids. I have been very fortunate to work with so many young riders starting at the age of five to 19. I watched my kids grow into talented riders, some of who are now trainers. How did you come to the decision to become an amateur again? After thirty years of training; things just fell into place. The lease for the facility was up for renewal. Most of my youth riders were ageing out, going off to college, or getting married and starting families of their own; my lesson horses were getting old. One special horse, MS Bavaro, originally bought for my son Curtis, was ready to retire too. He is now 29 years old and has taught over 25 youth to ride and show. I also found out I have recurring tendonitis in my shoulders as well as carpel tunnel syndrome in both hands. With decreased strength and ability to grasp things like reins and long lines, it was getting a bit dangerous to start young unbroken horses. I spent so many wonderful years working and showing with my youth riders, with no regrets. I waited until my last one aged out and decided before it got too late that I wanted to show and ride my own horses and just have fun.

Top to bottom: Doreen’s mom, Barb Henry, on Chairman; Doreen’s beginnings.

What was the hardest part about waiting for your amateur card? How did you pass the time? The time went fast over the two-year wait. I had to close the training facility; moving out of the 30 stall facility where we had been for over 15 years took a long time. I helped find new trainers and instructors for the remaining horses and riders. I went out, as they say, and got a “real job.” My husband and I fixed up our barn at home adding turn-out paddocks, outdoor riding ring and a round pen for my six horses. I did attend a few shows with my family and friends, and my own horses, as well as co-managing the Fall Classic Show for my local club.

Opposite page: Doreen with Toi Gigolo CRF (Matoi x Glamorize), National Champion Half-Arabian Native Costume, and multi-National Top Tens, Regional and NSH Championships in Show Hack, Country Pleasure, Driving, and Side Saddle.

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Above: Doreen and CA Rock My World (Sultan’s Affirmative Action x Ever Clear) 2009 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse and Doreen’s clients’ many wins at Region 13.

Other breeds outside of USEF are much stricter in giving trainers back their amateur status. Do you feel our system is fair? What would you change? I think the AHA re-amateur system is fair. You have to wait two years to show as an amateur, and prove that you are getting an income from a source unrelated to training. You also need supporting letters from other trainers or people involved in the industry. If I were to change anything, it would be to have some type of system to become a professional. Get certified or at least have some type of résumé. Too many people declare they are trainers, and in my opinion, do not have the ability, integrity, experience or the knowledge to be one. Do you enjoy the industry more as an amateur? What is life like now? I absolutely prefer my amateur status. My passion and love of our breed is the same, but there is less stress. If I blow a class on my own horse, no one will be disappointed but me. I enjoy the time I can spend on my own horses now. As a trainer, you tend to put your family, your time and your own horses last. They make so many sacrifices for their clients and their client’s horse. Now I spend more time with my family and friends, I have weekends off, I can decide what shows I want

to attend; I even have time to hang out and visit at the shows and actually watch some classes. Have you felt you have been judged fairly with your new status? Do you feel there is more pressure for you to perform as an amateur because you were once a professional? I think we have some of the best judges around. I believe they judge both amateurs and professionals honestly and fairly. I do think I tend to put pressure on myself; you cannot help but think, “You were a trainer you should be better.” However, I can also tell you with so many talented trainers, horses and riders, the amateur classes are tough, and in most cases, are bigger. I am learning to just ride my best and have fun. There will always be other amateurs who feel it isn’t fair you were allowed to return back to their ranks. How do you deal with that? I am not sure if anyone has been bothered that I regained my amateur card, I hope not. Everyone has been nice and we are actually having more fun showing together. However, it should be simple, like this: The def inition of a Professional is a person who works in a particular profession as a permanent career,

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Doreen with Toi Gigolo CRF.

or is paid to participate in a sport or activity. The def inition of an Amateur is a person who participates in a sport or activity for pleasure and not as a job. So I think it is fair to allow trainers to return to an amateur status as long as they are doing it honestly and not just trying to game the system. I also believe that both a professional and an amateur need a certain amount of education, training and skill. I know some amateurs who are extremely skillful at riding and training their own horses, maybe even a few who are better than some trainers. What luxuries has being an amateur provided you that you might not have had as a professional? I now get a lot more sleep, less pressure, quality time with my family, and riding and showing my own horses is definitely a luxury. Have you ever thought about becoming a professional again? No, I have no desire to become professional again.

I do find myself helping my friends on the rail now and then, and giving advice when asked; old habits are hard to break, but I really enjoy just working and showing my own horses. If you could pass along one piece of advice to amateurs/youth members who want to train someday, what would it be? I would ask, “Why do you want to be a trainer?� How they answer will let them know if they are doing it for the right reasons. If they are training for the wrong reasons, they will not be successful. I would suggest that the prospective trainer spend a few years working with established trainers. Get a degree in business or accounting or an animal service, something to fall back on that also supports your passion. Learn about our industry, go beyond the show ring, get involved with AHA, volunteer or help put on a show, help local clubs, and increase your knowledge of the rules, including USEF. Stay positive, be honest and keep the integrity, and most of all, take care of our horses. n

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The New Frontier: Advanced Techniques In Equine Reproduction

EMBRYO T R A NSFER, PA RT 3

by Dr. Mario Zerlotti

In 2016, Arabian Horse Times asked Dr. Mario Zerlotti, of Zerlotti Genetics Ltd., to give our readers more information on embryo transfer, a commonly used technique that offers breeders increased flexibility in the use of their mares, whether to accommodate more time in the show ring or to improve the odds of success for problem mares and stallions. Even just one step up from the familiar artificial insemination, embryo transfer is one of those procedures which can be more beneficial the more you learn about it. We open 2017 by requesting Dr. Zerlotti to kick it up a notch—beyond artificial insemination and ET, what are our options when faced with even more serious obstacles? What can we do if, for example, our fantastic sire dies when we have only a limited amount of semen frozen? What if the terrific mare we want to use has difficulty with breeding—how can we maximize our chances of achieving a foal? This is advanced and in some cases “exotic” technology, but AHT feels that it is worthwhile for all breeders, even those with healthy, young, problem-free horses, to know what is possible in the field of equine reproduction today. Ar abian Horse Times | 164 | Volume 47, No. 7


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In our prior two articles (issues 3 and 5), we explored the topic of embryo transfer—how the procedure works and what the breeder can do to enhance his or her chances of having the best experience. This time, we take a look at the cutting-edge techniques now available to breeders with big challenges. Most breeders will never need to use one of these procedures; for one thing, most of them were developed to address problems that we all hope owners don’t have to face, and for another, they are not inexpensive. But they are either in use now or soon will be, and with each development, scientists learn more about the breeding and genetics of horses. Let’s start with the most commonly used, least complicated of our procedures. Deep Horn (Low Dose) Insemination As its alternate name indicates, this technique is helpful when only a limited amount of a stallion’s semen is available (such as a low number of frozen straws after a stallion dies), or if there is a low amount of semen in his ejaculate, or if we’re working with sex-sorted semen, because it requires only a reduced dose to accomplish insemination. It is particularly helpful for some mares too, because typically it does not inflame the uterus with too much fluid. To perform this procedure, we use a flexible pipette because it is the least intrusive instrument for the task. It is also key that the technician is very practiced, as the ability to feel and guide the pipette is learned with experience.

In regular A.I., the technician reaches through a mare’s vagina and inserts a semen-loaded pipette through the cervix and into the mare’s uterus. The sperm then “swim” through the uterus and into the fallopian tube, which in horses is referred to as the oviduct, where fertilization occurs. For deep horn insemination, we first identify the preovulatory follicle on either the left or the right ovary, and then deposit semen directly to the tip of the uterine horn. Typically, this is done right before or right after ovulation, which maximizes the use of semen and the odds of pregnancy. When we say low dose, we usually mean from five million to 50 million spermatozoa. To achieve a lower volume, the semen then goes to a centrifuge and it is concentrated to as little as one or three milliliters. It should be noted that for some stallions, 200 million might be necessary, even in a deep horn procedure—but overall, the technique usually saves semen and offers a much higher chance for the mare to produce an embryo. The method of performing manual deep horn insemination has been fine-tuned over time, with the goal of reducing the intrusion into the mare and the inflammation that it can cause. Previously, the technique was performed by filling the uterus with air and using an endoscope to detect the papilla where the semen was to be deposited. But that method was aggressive and could irritate the mare’s uterus, not to mention that some mares benefit from drastically reducing the volume of fluid—which is not just the semen, but the

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Embryo positioned for biopsy.

The development of the embryo after ICSI.

The instruments for ICSI: needle holder (left) and needle (right).

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extender as well—in their uterus. Research now shows that the manual technique using the gentler pipette, and relying on the veterinarian’s skill in maneuvering it through the mare’s uterus, is as successful as the endoscope, while yielding fewer problems. Equine Fetal Sexing This technique, which uses ultrasound, has been used in humans for several years and has become more prevalent in horses over the past decade. While it is relatively easy in humans, it is more complicated in horses. Consequently, it takes training and practice to be accurate at sexing. It’s not exaggerating to say that performing the technique on about 500 mares is standard for this level of expertise. Different techniques are used for the different stages of gestation. There are three main intervals: 55 and 90 days of gestation; 90 and 150 days; and after 150 days. One of the most accomplished veterinarians developing the technique is Dr. Richard D. Holder, who found that he saw the best results, about 99 percent correct, at approximately 65 days into a pregnancy. At Zerlotti Genetics, we find that fetal sexing is popular in some breeds, but not in others. It is not, for the most part, widely used in Arabians, and we urge owners to exercise caution when approaching it for commercial purposes. Some breeders highly value one gender over the other, and it is our opinion that if the results of a fetal sexing procedure alter the value of the resulting foal, then that should be disclosed to prospective buyers. Oocyte Transfer When human couples have difficulty “getting pregnant,” the go-to solution is often in vitro fertilization, which is also effective in cattle. However, the equine sperm does not penetrate the oocyte in vitro, so that method is not available. Therefore, a transfer procedure was developed. To begin, we need a mature oocyte. If necessary, we can use ovulation-inducing hormones to produce an oocyte in both the donor and recipient mares, since it is critical that their reproductive schedules be closely aligned. Then we aspirate the donor mare to be sure that she has an oocyte to transfer. The donor’s oocyte can mature in the pre-ovulatory follicle or in a special incubator. But usually, we allow the oocyte to mature almost fully in the follicle, and then aspirate it and place it in an incubator for final maturation. When we have collected the donor mare’s oocyte, we aspirate the recipient mare to remove hers, which prepares her for the introduction of the donor’s at about the appropriate time, which is when the recipient would be about to ovulate.

For the transfer, we proceed surgically through an incision in the recipient mare’s flank. We manually locate the ovary, select the correct oviduct, and deposit the oocyte. At this point, we breed the recipient mare using standard A.I. The oocyte transfer procedure assumes that the stallion’s sperm is normal and healthy; if he has problems, such as in cases where the amount is limited or the sperm is of low quality, then the ICSI process should be considered, as it might be more effective. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) This term is pronounced “Ick-see,” and basically, is a process in which we collect oocytes from a donor mare and fertilize them in the laboratory. ICSI is especially useful for mares who are unable to become pregnant (due to, for example, chronic uterine disease or damage to the reproductive tract that prevents the mare from conceiving or supporting an embryo in the uterus for a sufficient length of time). It also is helpful when trying to obtain pregnancies from the oocytes of a mare after euthanasia, or when dealing with stallions whose semen is either limited or low in potency. There are two techniques for preparing the mare. In one, we use the pre-ovulatory follicle. Normally, a mare has one or maybe two pre-ovulatory follicles, and as in the oocyte transfer process, when she is close to ovulation, we induce her. Then, between 32 and 40 hours after induction of ovulation, we use a needle to aspirate the oocyte into the vagina. Using his hand, the technician pulls the ovary close to the end of the vaginal wall, so that the big, pre-ovulatory follicle is clearly detected, and then he aspirates the oocyte. In some mares, the oocyte may not be completely mature, so it is put in a special incubator. Typically, after about five or six hours, the oocyte is mature. A single sperm is then injected into the oocyte using a specialized microscope and an instrument called a micromanipulator (rather like an advanced joy stick that the technician uses for precise placement). That is the only way we can have the sperm go inside the oocyte, as it is not like in vitro fertilization; we have to inject it. We examine it under a microscope to see if fertilization has taken place, which will be evident as the cells begin to divide, about 20 to 24 hours later. From there, the embryo will develop rapidly, and about five to seven days later, will be transferred into the recipient mare. The second way is that we aspirate the mare with the immature follicles. Normally, when you check a mare, she has

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multiple follicles—sometimes more than 10 in each ovary. Inside, it’s more complicated than the method described above because the oocytes are attached to the wall of the ovary, and you have to aspirate each one. The downside is that this is much more aggressive to the mare because you have to punch each follicle with a needle, and sometimes you can aspirate between 10 and 20 oocytes per collection. The immature oocytes will take 26 to 28 hours to mature, after which you may do ICSI injection, and then it goes back to the incubator for cleavage (division of cells). You may get 20 oocytes, from which much fewer mature, and even after ICSI, there is no guarantee that every oocyte injected will become an embryo. Presently there are about six industry leaders in this field. We began performing the procedure on a limited basis last year and expect it to become more available commercially in coming years. It is worth pointing out that even in the larger commercial practitioners, the rate of pregnancy using ICSI currently is about 35-40 percent. The procedure’s purpose serves a fairly targeted segment of our breeding population, but one which nevertheless has something to offer. It is very good for maximizing rare semen, since, for example, one straw of semen can yield 10 ICSI procedures or more, and it has proven beneficial for mares who no longer produce embryos. It is a technique to be aware of, because it is going to be more useful and more available as time goes on. Embryo Biopsy Embryo biopsy is used to determine the sex of an embryo and to find out if it has a genetic disease (inherited disorder). The embryo is collected from the donor mare through regular flush after six to eight days of ovulation. A specialized microscope is used to perform the biopsy by micromanipulation and collection of a determined number of cells, typically less than 10 percent of the embryo, which are then sent to a specialized laboratory for testing. Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), the DNA sequences can be detected, and the sex, coat color and/or genetic diseases can be identified. This testing is usually available only in university laboratories. We perform the biopsy and then forward our biopsy cells to the University of California Davis, which offers DNA tests for gender, coat color, and an array of genetic diseases, including CA for Arabians. Depending on the horse owner’s needs, the biopsied embryo can then be transferred into a recipient mare or frozen for later use.

Sex Sorted Semen This is not a technique that we do at Zerlotti Genetics, but it is available commercially, exclusively from Sexing Technologies, which developed a machine that separates male and female cells with a high rate of accuracy. The company has used the procedure in cattle for years, and while it has not done a lot of horses yet, the project is in development. This is very new and advanced technology. The process uses a flow cytometry center, which employs a number of techniques to separate and analyze the X and Y chromosomes. Roughly, it uses fluorescent dye that shows up differently on X and Y chromosomes which are passed under laser beam and fed an electrical charge that routes them by gender to different destinations. Tens of thousands of cells can be examined per minute and the data gathered is processed by computer. When the application is perfected, breeders will be able to select the sex of the foal being bred by A.I., although typically the success rate at this time is often lower than in non-sexed semen. While we have questions about it, it nevertheless attracts some inquiries from clients who have mares whose record distinguishes them as better producers of one sex over the other. Cloning (Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer) Cloning has been a familiar subject for most of the population since Dolly the sheep was cloned in 1996. At Zerlotti Genetics, we did our first in 2006, when the famous barrel racer Charmayne James asked us to clone her 10-time world champion Scamper, who was a gelding. Currently, we routinely transfer cloned embryos. Basically, the procedure is that you take a small (about half an inch around) sample of skin from the primary animal and grow it in culture. When there is enough growth of cells, they are either injected into oocytes or are frozen for later use. For cloning, the cells are injected into oocytes, which have been specially prepared via micromanipulation. The oocytes after the injection of the somatic cell receive an electrofusion to initiate the development of the embryo, and it is kept in an incubator for a few days until it’s developed into a blastocyst. At this point, the embryo is either transferred into a recipient mare or frozen for future use. At Zerlotti Genetics, we work with ViaGen, an industry leader in the genetic field, to perform the procedure, and to date have cloned approximately 200 horses together. At this time, it appears that the procedure is safely repeatable in horses.

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“Scamper,” the Quarter Horse gelding who was 1984-1993 WPRA World Champion in Barrel Racing, was cloned to produce the stallion Clayton in 2006. Above: Clayton. Upper right: Scamper’s owner/rider, Charmayne James, with Clayton. Lower right: James, now a clinician, with Scamper (officially, Gills Bay Boy).

Of all the procedures we offer, cloning is the most controversial—not because of the procedure itself, but because of the legal and ethical issues it raises. As scientists, we are always interested in pushing new frontiers, but as people, we understand the collateral issues and agree with some of them. It is worthwhile to note that not all registries accept cloned individuals for registration; AHA and the AQHA do not, although AQHA is currently in a round of lawsuits over it. In Arabians, the most common arguments are that breeders will not move forward if they continue to use old bloodlines, and more importantly, that the gene pool is small as it is and should not become smaller. Much of the controversy arises from the different reasons people have for their opinions: some people want to clone a lucrative producer, while others wish to keep a bloodline alive (say, a stallion died young and they have little semen). The reasons attract their own range of reactions.

The one observation we have is that it is fascinating to see the foals born and observe how close they are to the original animals. Genetically, they are the same—but they are not the same individual (much as identical twins differ in personality and certain physical points). One aspect that is sometimes very different is the white markings, which is due to the melanin migration that takes place when the embryo is formed. So, cloned horses are individual because their conformation may be slightly different and they are raised differently from the original. For breeding, however, they are exactly the same. n

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Turning A Tragedy Into A Positive Force For The Future by Anne Stratton

Three groups have been key in the family’s support network: Jade and Vail’s pals at their Pilot Point, Texas, school, Chad and Susan’s friends, and their friends in the Arabian horse community. Susan has been a breeder and exhibitor for much of her life, first operating the successful Venture Farms with her mother, Joan Abbett, and now, with Chad, CSC Breeders. Her daughters had been involved in Arabians since their earliest days, learning to ride with their farm’s trainer of 20 years, Juan Bonilla, who started every national champion that Venture Farms bred and now trains Vail’s mount, Pocos Secret Weapon. Both girls also took lessons from Stephanie Sage ( Jade still does), and Jade rides in English with Stachowski Farm’s Jon Ramsay.

At the Youth Nationals in July, Susan and Chad Chance watched their daughters, Jade and Vail Johnson, leave the ring with ribbons—11-year-old Jade as champion on Eye Candye and top ten with Otherwise Engaged, and 9-year-old Vail as top ten on the Half-Arabian Pocos Secret Weapon. The girls were radiant with excitement and pride. A month later, on August 31, the effervescent Vail died. It was from natural causes, as far as anyone knows; there had been speculation of a heart attack or the seizure disorder she had suffered from earlier in life, but in the end, there was no evidence of either. None of that is any consolation to those who knew her. Her bereft family and friends are trying to cope with their loss, and it has been a challenge of staggering magnitude. But what Susan and Chad Chance and Jade have learned, and what they are doing to go forward, is a story in itself. Losing a child is a parent’s worst nightmare, and the Chances have been no different in that respect. “I cry every day,” Susan says candidly. “Many nights I lie awake; I can’t get images out of my mind that no mother should ever have to see.” They haven’t yet moved some of Vail’s possessions from where she left them, and just seeing things like a backpack or a pair of shoes can cause Susan to tear up, but she points out that even that can be a coping mechanism. “Even though I cry when I see them, I feel like it’s a good release for the stress. There is always something—a picture or a smell or a thought—that really brings it back.”

The approach they are taking is an outreach of service, a “give back” effort grounded in the memory of Vail’s kindness and generosity. It began when a counselor suggested that they help her friends work through their loss by inviting the children to their ranch. “On a drive to school, Chad said, ‘I want to start a foundation in Vail’s honor,’” Susan recalls. “He said, ‘We need to continue her spirit, honor her love and reach people.’ We decided to base it on her four loves: her faith, reading and writing, softball, and horses, all done through a Christian attitude.” So began the Friends of Vail Foundation. “I am a very strong Christian,” she adds. “That’s the core of everything we do.”

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The foundation also will provide a framework for Jade as she goes on without her sister. Over the years, the girls’ separate talents ensured a strong sisterhood; one excelled at one pursuit, the other at another, and they were each other’s best friend. Now Susan and Chad’s first concern is making sure that their older daughter is secure and supported as she adjusts. As time goes on, they hope that Jade, who already has unlimited input into the foundation, can guide many of its projects. “She can have a voice and give back and tell people about Vail, and see the fruits of what we started in the Foundation,” says Susan. “But right now she’s 11 and in counseling. We just keep the door open and don’t push her.” On October 1, they held their first fundraiser, and since then have generated almost $100,000, created a mission statement for the Friends of Vail Foundation, and applied for 501(c)(3) status.

Some of their activities have been scheduled at Arabian events. Susan and her mother have been longtime supporters of the Arabian Horsemen’s Distress Fund, and at the 2016 U.S. Nationals, they were front and center at AHDF’s fundraiser on Wednesday night, October 28. Last year, Jade and Vail had been ribbon presenters; this year, Jade and fellow rider Alex Halloway drove a miniature horse owned by Tamar Arabians in the opening ceremony. Their buggy was decorated with a placard inviting everyone to the evening’s benefit auction. There, a trip to Hawaii, sponsored by Marty and Jill Sherman, was sold to benefit the Friends of Vail Foundation—inspiring Nancy DeLisi, one of AHDF’s committed supporters, to add another $25,000 to the donation. Then Susan rode Robin Porter’s champion Caliente Virtuoso in the Town and Country Showdown, dedicating her performance to

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critically ill horseman Mike Whelihan, who, in an illustration of what a small world the Arabian community is, had sold her family its first national champion mare. “Cal” also was one of Susan’s coping partners through the fall, as her frequent trips to Josh and Jennifer Quintus’s barn to practice helped structure her time. As the icing on the cake, Cal, Susan and Josh won the Calcutta. “It was an incredible evening,” AHDF’s Mary Trowbridge reflects. “The amount of emotion in that room was second to none.” She admits that even though she always has appreciated the Chances’ support for the organization, and knew that they had many friends in the industry, she had no idea of what was coming that night, but it made a lasting impression. More and more, she adds, she is hearing from other members of the Arabian community who say that observing the Chances is helping their own spirituality. Now, still in its opening stages, the Chances and Jade Johnson are examining the long term contributions the Friends of Vail Foundation can make. They are targeting four passions of her life: her faith, her reading and writing, her softball and her horses. They always knew she was an avid reader (she was reading four books the day she died). The discovery has been what a prolific writer she was, even at the age of 6, when her first grade teacher encouraged her to begin. “I didn’t realize how special that was until after her death,” Susan relates. “We have stacks of books that she wrote. We’ve published four so far, but there are probably 50. The first one, If I Were A Tree, is the gospel of Christ shared on a level that all people can get.” The hardcover books are available through the Chance family, and more will come in the future. They also are contributing to her schools in her name. At her intermediate school, they have installed an outdoor learning pavilion, and in her elementary school library, a corner for Vail’s books and the ones she had read. “The schools also have adopted a ‘Vail’s Kindness Club,’ where kids that do acts of kindness toward each other can win a Friends Of Vail wristband,” Susan reports, noting that the idea was suggested by the school’s principal and already has proven a huge success. “This will hopefully reduce bullying and inspire kids to be kind to each other. We hope that we can find ways to inspire other children to read and write instead of being glued to devices.” Honoring Vail’s commitment to softball during the last year of her life, they plan to help Pilot Point build a field for its champion girls’ team. And then there is the Arabian breed. “Vail loved her horses,” Susan says. “We are working with the Horsemen’s Distress Fund and Mary Trowbridge on ideas to help benefit our Arabian industry through the foundation. We have talked about some scholarship prizes at the Youth Nationals, but we are still working on ideas.”

It’s a lot to take on, with a lot of potential, and Susan notes that it has the added benefit of easing their days; staying active helps them with going on. But sometimes just remembering the past is sustaining, reminding them to be grateful for having had their daughter, rather than regretful for her loss. “Honestly, I think one of our best memories as a family was traveling together in the motor home we bought last year because we were going to do the horse showing together,” she says. “Like at Scottsdale, we took our bikes and rode all over the showgrounds. And I showed and won there [Scottsdale Signature Stallion Arabian English Pleasure Maturity ATR Championship, on Eye Candye]. “Some of our best memories were at Youth Nationals this year. It was the girls’ first, and we were there for two weeks with our mobile home. Vail immediately made 50 new friends, and we’d sit outside and watch them all play horse show and gallop around. Having that time at that show, and her getting her first top ten and Jade going national champion on a mare that we bred—it was such a huge high for us, such a wonderful week.” There was something about it, she says, that in hindsight seems like a special gift. Chad Chance is one of the most accomplished farriers in the show ring and routinely participates in farrier competitions

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which take him out of town in alternate years. In 2016, however, he elected to remain at home and travel with his family to horse shows. “We were all together for every show,” Susan says. “It was all about the kids, because we weren’t showing. We spent our summer together as a family, and we visited our [extended] family. The girls got to spend time with their cousins. We saw everyone that we loved.” When searching for a takeaway from the difficult year, she settles on what their summer taught her. “I tell people, ‘don’t spent your life feeling guilty or having regrets.’ If I had regret right now, I couldn’t get out of bed. If I felt guilty about not spending time with my kids or doing the right thing, I would really struggle a lot harder, and I don’t have any of that. That last summer, my girls wanted me to do all these things with them, and I did—and I’m so thankful I did. We

jumped in the pool, jumped on the trampoline, went for walks. Now I do that with Jade. I don’t want to be so busy that I tell her, ‘later, later,’ not now. Now is what we have. “I do not go to bed without kissing my daughter and telling her how much I love her and praying with her,” she continues. “I look at my husband with so much love and adoration and respect for the way that he takes care of us, whereas in the past, of course I loved him, but we are so busy. Every night, I make sure that the people I love know that I love them. The last thing I did with Vail was pray and have her little Bible study, and I told her I loved her and I kissed her good night. You can be upset and mad at each other, but when the night closes, make sure that there is love. That they know they are loved is the biggest lesson I’ve taken out of this.” n

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Calendar Of Events REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 24-30, 2017, Region 7 Championships, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.aha7.org May 8-13, 2017, Region 12 Championships, Perry, Georgia. www.aharegion12.com May 17-21, 2017, Region 1 Championships, Del Mar, California. www.aharegionone.org May 31-June 3, 2017, Region 9 Championships, Fort Worth, Texas. www.region9aha.org June 8-10, 2017, Region 8 Championships, Denver, Colorado. www.aharegion8.org June 13-18, 2017, Region 10 Championships, St. Paul, Minnesota. www.region10arabians.com June 19-24, 2017, Region 4 Championships, Nampa, Idaho. www.aharegioniv.com June 20-25, 2017, Region 2 Championships, Santa Barbara, California. www.ahareg2.org June 21-25, 2017, Region 13 Championships, Springfield, Ohio. www.region13.net June 28-July 2, 2017, Region 14 Championships, Lexington, Kentucky. www.aha14.com June 29-July 1, 2017, Region 6 Championships, Douglas, Wyoming. www.aharegion6.com June 29-July 1, 2017, Region 18 Championship, London, Ontario, Canada. www.region18.on.ca July 5-9, 2017, Region 11 Championships, Lake St. Louis, Missouri. www.aha11.com July 5-9, 2017, Region 15 Championships, Lexington, Virginia. www.region15.com July 6-9, 2017, Region 5 Championships, Monroe, Washington. www.regionv.com July 7-12, 2017, Region 3 Championships, Rancho Murieta, California. www.arabianhorses3.org July 12-15, 2017, Region 16 Championships, West Springfield, Massachusetts. www.region16.org July 26-30, 2017, Region 17 Championships, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. www.region17.com

SHOWS

February 16-26, 2017, Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.scottsdaleshow.com April 13-16, 2017, Arabian Breeders World Cup, Las Vegas, Nevada. www.arabianbreedersworldcup.com May 25-28, 2017, Ohio Buckeye Sweepstakes, Columbus, Ohio. www.buckeyesweepstakes.com June 5-10, 2017, Egyptian Event, Lexington, Kentucky. www.pyramidsociety.org September 14-16, 2017, NSH Finals, Springfield, Illinois. www.nshregistry.org September 27-30, 2017, Arabian National Breeder Finals, Scottsdale, Arizona. www.scottsdaleshow.com September 29-October 1, 2017, Minnesota Fall Festival, St. Paul, Minnesota. www.medallionstallion.com

NATIONAL EVENTS

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July 22-29, 2017, Youth Nationals, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. August 13-19, 2017, Canadian Nationals, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. September 5-10, 2017, Sport Horse Nationals, Raleigh, North Carolina. October 20-28, 2017, U.S. Nationals, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

November 24-26, 2017, Salon du Cheval World Championships, Paris, France. en.salon-cheval.com *Go to www.arabianessence.com or www.ecaho.org for additional international shows and information. Visit www.ahtimes.com for a calendar view of these dates and more. Calendar listings are subject to change; please confirm dates and locale before making your plans or reservations. E-mail notices to: charlened@ahtimes.com. *Due to the intrinsic nature of these shows, Arabian Horse Times cannot be held accountable for their validity.

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Index Of Advertisers A Abel Family, The .............................................................................................8, 9

AHT Boutique................................................................................................. 175 Alabama All Arabian Horse Show ............................................................. 16, 17

Aljassimya Farm....................................................................................... 5, 18-20

Aljood Stud ..................................................................................................12, 13

Amazing Horse Woman LLC...................................................42, 1AEPA (43)

Ames Reining Horses.................................................... 18-21Reining (148-151) APAHA Awards................................................................................................ 29

Marquise Auction Group LLC ..................................................................38, 39 McCarty, Ltd. .....................................................................44-45AEPA (86, 87)

Mesik, Nichole ...................................................................................................40

Midwest .............................................................................................. 8, 9, 12, 13

N Nathan Kent Performance Horses ............................................. 12Reining (142)

National Arabian Reining Horse Association ...........................11Reining (141) Nonesuch Farm ...................................................................44-45AEPA (86, 87)

Arabian Horse Global Network ...........................................59AEPA (101), 105

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Argent Farms ...................................................................................................2, 3

Perfect Products ................................................................................................. 37

Avery, Candace ............................................................................... 36AEPA (78)

Preston Kent Reining ................................................................. 13Reining (143)

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Q

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

Quarry Hill Farm ........................................................................... 33AEPA (75)

BL Ranch ........................................................................................12AEPA (54)

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R.O. Lervick Arabians .................................................................................... 175

Cedar Ridge Arabians, Inc. ............................................... 16-17AEPA (58, 59),

Red Tail Arabians ........................................................................... 18AEPA (60)

Chase Harvill Training Center.......................................... 20-21AEPA (62, 63)

Rhodes River Ranch ..................................................... 22-23Reining (152, 153)

Conway Arabians .....................................................................6-7AEPA (48, 49)

Round Barn Ranch ....................................................................... 9Reining (139)

............................................................... 24AEPA (66), 60AEPA (102), 103, BC

Reilich, Bill & Shirley .................................................................... 32AEPA (74)

ChriShan Park .............................................................................................22, 23

Rooker Training Stable .................................................................. 13AEPA (55)

Crystal McNutt Performance Horses.................. 14-15Reining (144, 145), 156

Royal Arabians ................................................................................................. 178

D DePaolo Equine Concepts .......................................................................... 10, 11

E EAC Equine LLC ...............................................................38-39AEPA (80, 81)

Eleanor’s Arabians ................................................................130, 1Reining (131)

Enchanted Acres, Inc. ....................................................................................... 34

Encore Select Group....................................................................... 24AEPA (66)

Envision Arabian Show Horses ........................................................................ 21

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Ryan Show Horses ..............................................................40-41AEPA (82, 83)

S Schwichtenberg, Sharon .................................................................................... 36 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show ......................................................................... 7 Scottsdale Equestrian Academy, Inc. ............................................................... 33

Scottsdale Western World.......................................................... 16Reining (146) Select Show Horses.................................................................................. 120-128

Shady Knoll Farm ...............................................................40-41AEPA (82, 83) Shea Stables ............................................................... 41, 4-5AEPA (46, 47), 175

Showtime Training Center .......................................... 32, 38-39AEPA (80, 81)

Flynn, LA............................................................................ 20-21AEPA (62, 63)

Shuster Arabians ............................................................................. 13AEPA (55)

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Silver Spurs Equine .................................................................... 17Reining (147)

Frierson Atkinson ............................................................................................ 175

Gemini Acres Equine ...........................................................................FC, 24-28 Golladay Training ............................................................... 16-19AEPA (58-61)

H Harris Arabians................................................................................................ 104 Hegg, Mrs. Mickey ........................................................................................ 175

Hennessey Arabian Horse Partners LLC .........................42-43AEPA (84, 85) Highland Pride Arabians ................................................................19AEPA (61)

I IntArah Auction ..........................................................................................14, 15

Sichini Training, LLC ...........................................................................180, IBC Smoky Mountain Park Arabians ............................................8-9AEPA (50, 51)

Southern Oaks Farm .......................................................... 22-23AEPA (64, 65) Stachowski Farm, Inc. .................................................33-35AEPA (75-77), 104

Stonegate Arabians, LLC ...............................................................................2, 3 Strawberry Banks Farm.......................................................10-11AEPA (52, 53)

T The Hat Lady ................................................................................................. 175

Trotwood Farm ............................................................................... 37AEPA (79)

Trowbridge’s Ltd. ...............................................................42-43AEPA (84, 85) Tyson Randle Reining Horses .................................................. 10Reining (140)

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V

Ken Eppers Performance Horses ................................................. 9Reining (139)

Varian Arabians ................................................................................................. 31

Kendyl Peters Arabians, Inc. .......................................................... 35AEPA (77)

Khemostar Arabians .......................................................................................... 34

Kiesner Training ...............22-23AEPA (64, 65), 32AEPA (74), 36AEPA (78)

Kirby Arabians LLC ...................................................................... 34AEPA (76)

Knipe, Ken & Susan ...........................................................40-41AEPA (82, 83)

Krichke Training Center ................................................................................... 30

L Lowe Show Horse Centre ..........................................................42, 1AEPA (43)

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Vicki Humphrey Training Center ...................................... 14-15AEPA (56-57)

W Whispers Acres, Inc. ...................................................................... 35AEPA (77)

Wilkins Livestock Insurers, Inc...................................................................... 175 Windwalker Enterprises LLC ...............................................................180, IBC Woods Western.................................................................................................. 35

Z Zinke, Audrey .................................................................................................. 156

Markel Insurance ............................................................................................. 155 Maroon Fire Arabians, Inc. ..................................... 41, 4-5AEPA (46, 47), 175

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